Walking On Water Friends,
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Walking On Water Friends,
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“See to it, brothers, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God. But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness. We have come to share in Christ if we hold firmly till the end the confidence we had at first.” Hebrews 3:12-14
We have a problem and it is sin. Authors, David Steele and Curtis Thomas state, “Because of the fall…the sinner is dead, blind, and deaf to the things of God; his heart is deceitful and desperately corrupt.” (Genesis 6:5, Jeremiah 17:9, Romans 8:7,8) In order to truly accept and live in the freedom of God’s grace we must first admit our sin problem and recognize the severity of this “issue” in our lives-its eternal consequence being death and separation from Christ. Only after we recognize the latter are we able to begin in the journey towards growing awareness of God’s holiness. Although we were dead to sin, the good news, if you are a believer, is “because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions. IT IS BY GRACE YOU HAVE BEEN SAVED…AND THIS NOT FROM YOURSELVES.” (Ephesians 2:4-5,8 emphasis added)
If this is so, if we have been rescued by God and have been set free from sin’s control and power, why do we still struggle with sin in our daily lives? Galatians 5:13 declares, “[we] were called to be free.” The truth is we ARE granted freedom in Christ. He has achieved victory over sin and death. However, as Paul explains in the second portion of that verse, we often misuse this freedom to “indulge the sinful nature.” “Each one is tempted when, BY HIS OWN EVIL DESIRE, he is dragged away and enticed.” (James 1:13-14) Let us therefore, “throw off EVERYTHING THAT HINDERS and THE SIN THAT SO EASILY ENTANGLES, and let us FIX OUR EYES ON JESUS.” (Hebrews 12: 1-2)0 Discuss & Comment
Dates: August 10-20, 2012
This is our 10th annual mission trip to Japan! This year we will be working with the organization Christian Surfers Japan (CSJ), and the local churches in Okinawa. CSJ has an amazing network of awesome believers in Okinawa and we look forward to working with them again this year.
Some of the ministry opportunities include helping out at a community Stand Up Paddle competition, passing out free WOW DVD's to the local surfers, surf coaching etc. The main event will be the premiere of Walking On Water's latest film Promised Land so much of our work in the days leading up to this event will involve promoting. Last time we were in Okinawa we had our biggest surf movie night in Japan with about 300 people coming and hearing the gospel! We hope for a similar turn out this year.
Japan is one of the least reached countries in the world with the gospel, as less than 1% of the population believes in Jesus. There are over 2 million surfers in Japan which means that there are more surfers than Christians. This is a great opportunity to use your love for surfing to reach the lost!
We are still working on the final details of the cost of the trip but it will be approximately $1200-1500. This cost includes food, lodging, transportation, materials etc for the entire time we are in Okinawa. You will be responsible for purchasing your own airfare to Okinawa.
If you are interested in this amazing short term mission trip please email [email protected] to request an application. Space is limited!0 Discuss & Comment
Since the time of Promised Land’s release, it has been encouraging to hear stories from individuals, all over the world, who been positively affected through the film and film screenings! This past month, we were really excited to learn that Promised Land won best film, best documentary and audience favorite at the Attic Film Festival in Austin, Texas! The film was also screened in Nicaragua, where the locals gathered to watch the movie in Spanish subtitles.
Upcoming Screenings for Promised Land include, Seal Beach, CA on May 4th, Waikiki, Oahu on May 5th with special guests Bethany Hamilton, TJ Barron, and Sonya Balmores as well as Rio, Brazil on May 12th with special guests, Bryan Jennings and Tom Curren and Damien Hobgood. Promised Land has also been officially selected for the San Diego Surf Film Festival, May 11-13 so if you are able to make it we encourage you to come out and show your support!
Please continue to be praying for the World Tour of the Promised Land film.0 Discuss & Comment
In just the two weeks following the U.S Premiere of Promised Land in Cappo Beach, CA, the film has been shown to an additional 4,000 people in Encinitas, Rancho Bernado and San Juan Capistrano (again). We have been continually amazed at God’s ability to do more than we ask or imagine by packing out the theatres for each and every screening! We have been greatly encouraged by the responses of the viewers and look forward to seeing how the Lord continues to work in and through this film. In the upcoming month Promised Land will be screened in Rancho Santa Fe on March 4th, Santa Cruz on March 9th and La Jolla on March 10. For more information regarding these screenings and to view future tour dates and locations please visit the film website at, http://promisedlandthemovie.com/. If you would like to make a donation in support of the U.S. Tour expenses please do so by clicking here and designate the funds towards Promised land in the comment box. We hope to see you at an upcoming screening!1 Discuss & Comment
This past Friday Walking On Water hosted the U.S. Premiere of the Promised Land film at Capo Beach Calvary in Capistrano Beach, California. The event was completely sold out with an audience of over 1200 people who enjoyed Tom Curren playing music, free give aways, a raffle and a short question and answer time with some of the films main characters, Todd Morehead and Rabbi Barney. Bryan Jennings shares, "It was a truly blessed evening! We could not have asked for a better U.S. Premiere"
To view the up and coming Promised Land tour dates and to purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.1 Discuss & Comment
An update from Todd Morehead, the Director of Promised Land
Ephesians 3: 20-21
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
My wife and I recently returned from Israel where the world premiere of Promised Land took place. The experience of being in Israel and premiering the movie after 3.5 years of hard work was the most fulfilling experience of my life.
The first premiere was held in Ashdod at a packed-out theatre with a 100% Jewish Crowd. The Mayor of Ashdod came to give his support for the movie along with his entourage of government employees. As the movie played, the audience was enthralled by the story and cinematic quality and when it ended the entire theatre erupted in applause. Many people including the mayor came up to me thanking me for making a movie that blesses Israel and shows the beautiful side to the country and the people. Going into the evening unsure of how the film would be received by the Israeli surfing community, it took everything in me to hold back tears of joy as one Israeli after another shook hands with me, hugged me and thanked me. I was beside myself that they loved the movie so much.
After the screening we found out the minister of education attended the event and wants to implement the movie into the Israeli school system as an educational tool! The four consecutive premieres after Ashdod yielded the same response from those in attendance. On Facebook, word began to spread throughout the surf community that Promised Land is a must see film and one of the best documentaries ever made about Israel and people from many different cities began to ask if they could host a premier. Consequently, premieres are currently being organized for more cities in Israel. All the Israelis involved in the planning said the screenings were a giant success and that this is only the tip of the iceberg.
Soon after we returned from Israel, Bryan Jennings received an email from the publicity coordinator of a very popular documentary channel in Israel called Docu, asking for the movie so he could pre screen it and possibly put it on their network. This is the same network that many of my contacts in Israel said we needed to get in touch with, and it turns out they came to us first!
Please be in prayer that God would continue to use the movie, that it would be implemented into the school system, and that Promised Land would be shown in homes all around Israel. Please pray for all those who have seen the movie that the message of Yeshua (Jesus) would be received as good news. God truly did more than we can ask or imagine through the first premieres of Promised Land in Israel. Praise Him!
Promised Land U.S. Tour locations and Dates:
Below are the dates and locations of the Promised Land screenings planned to date for the U.S. tour. We would love to add your city to the list. If interested in hosting a premiere please email [email protected] with the subject heading, Promised Land Inquiry.
February 3: Orange County
February 11: Encinitas
February 12: Maranatha Chapel
February 24: San Juan Capistrano
May 4: Seal Beach0 Discuss & Comment
To see the Promised Land Trailer and other info CLICK HERE.
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