We just returned from a very special final filming trip for the Beyond Sight movie to Brazil. We spent the first part of the trip filming Derek's backstory in his hometown of Guarapari, Brazil. The interviews with his parents and surf coaches were very powerful and brought out even more details to his story. The Beyond Sight movie just keeps getting better as we learn the details of Derek's life and journey to surf Pipeline! I was able to be a guest speaker at Derek's home church, meet many of his friends, get to know his parents better, and see how beautiful his hometown is. Our team then traveled to Rio De Janeiro where I had met Derek one year prior. In Rio our good friend Maria Pugliese and her team hosted a "Inspirational Night with Derek Rabelo" and we had special guests CJ and Damien Hobgood there to support Derek. Derek and I also had a very memorable surf sessions with 11X world surfing champion Kelly Slater one evening in front of the WCT Billabong surf contest site. Before I knew it the sun went down and it was very dark and Derek, Kelly, and I were the only ones still surfing. I thought it was interesting when Derek said, "It is good for you to surf blind for a few minutes, I do it every time." You can watch Derek Rabelo surf on the live webcast before the final heat so tune in here online: http://wctbrasil.com/rio13 It was also fun to visit the Rocinha surf school who help kids from the poorest Favela in Brazil learn how to surf. We had a very blessed final filming trip with the help of Nathan Apffel, Bruno Lemos, S4J Hawaii productions, Magno Oliveira, Pedro Paulo, and Lucas Caiado. Thank you to "Pepe" for the great production photos: www.pepesilva.com.br. Please follow us on Instagram for great photo updates: walkingonwater7 is our Instagram name. The rough cut of the Beyond Sight movie will be finished by July 1st, 2013 and we will then be making the release plan for either October 2013 or Spring 2014 depending on distribution opportunities. WE ARE STILL LOOKING FOR A FEW MAIN CORPORATE SPONSORS OF THE MOVIE! Thank you for all your support!!!! If you would like to host a screening of Beyond Sight please email: email@example.com Discuss & Comment
We are excited to announce that REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for our 2013 Surf camps, we look forward to seeing past campers and any new campers who attend this summer!!! Walking On Water provides a unique opportunity to enjoy the awesome sport of surfing in a fun and fulfilling Christian environment. Our day and overnight camps are designed for beginner through advanced surfers, CO-ED, and ages 6-18. Register today! For more info and to register go to www.walkingonwater.com or by calling FCA at, 1-866-269-2267 If you are interested in becoming a camp counselor contact Kellie Ebersole at firstname.lastname@example.org Discuss & Comment
God truly did more than we could have ever asked or imagined! God opened every door possible including being invited by Billabong to the Billabong Pipeline masters, spending time with current world champion Joel Parkinson, filming with Kelly Slater, Derek getting great waves at Pipeline, and surfing with many of the best surfers on planet earth! One of the highlights of the trip was showing the Beyond Sight movie trailer to a packed Surfer Bar just before Tom Curren played music. The crowd loved meeting Derek and watching the movie trailer and our team then passed out 150 free Walking On Water dvds. Derek was able to meet and film with Bruce Irons, Gerry Lopez, Sunny Garcia, Reef Macintosh, Makua Rothman, Kala Alexander, John John Florence, TJ Barron, Coco Ho, Lakey Peterson and many others. Billabong also made sure to feature our team and the Beyond Sight 1 minute video on the live webcast seen by every surfer in the world. On the final day of the trip I had the honor of introducing Derek Rabelo to Bethany Hamilton. They are both inspiring this entire generation so I am glad that they are now friends. We had a fun day filming for the Beyond Sight movie together. Thank you for all of your support and prayers! A big thank you to Billabong, S4J Hawaii Productions, Marty family, Duhs Family, Hamilton family, Paul Polakowski, Swanson Family, Clark family, Wentz family, Jay Schweitzer, Nathan Apfell, Faith Fay, Sean Marin, Jonty Bougas, Mike Stangel, Surfing the Nations, CR Studios, Cobian Sandals, and everyone who worked hard on this filming trip. www.beyondsightmovie.com for more info. Here is a KUSI news clip about the movie: http://www.kusi.com/video?clipId=8091202&autostart=true
We had a VERY blessed week at the Hurley Lowers Pro 2012 filming the Beyond Sight movie (About Derek Rabelo blind surfer who surfed Pipeline). Bruno Lemos and the S4J Hawaii Productions were in town for this special week of filming. We surfed/filmed/interviewed Taj Burrow, Joel Parkinson, Kelly Slater, Peter King, Adriano De Souza, Jadson Andre, Damien Hobgood, and others. Bob Hurley and Pat O'connel made sure we were on the live webcast each day talking about Rob Machado surfing with Derek. What a very blessed week!!!! Thank you Hurley team! Derek Rabelo also officially now is sponsored by Billabong and Cobian Sandals! For more info about the movie go to: www.beyondsightmovie.com0 Discuss & Comment
Thank you for your interest in our Walking On Water Family trip with special guest Bethany Hamilton this Nov. 10th and 11th in Waikiki, Hawaii. My wife Korin and one year old daughter Ella are so excited to host our 2nd Walking On Water Family trip to Waikiki and so hope you and your family can join us! We are hosting this special Hawaii trip with the following goals:
1. To give you and your family a special time together in beautiful Hawaii.
2. To give you and your family an opportunity to serve God together and share the Gospel with the people of Oahu through praying for Hawaii, hosting a Walking On Water movie night outreach, handing out Walking On Water DVDs to the international tourists, and serving a poor community.
3. To encourage you and your family through our morning devotionals and special guests.
4. To inspire your children to see all future trips as opportunities to serve and share the Gospel.
5. To get to know you and your families better with the hopes that you will join our Walking On Water family for a long time.
6. To raise funds that will enable the Walking On Water ministry to continue to share the Gospel around the world.
WHAT WE PROVIDE:
The Walking On Water staff will provide two full days that will include: Morning devotional on beach, 2 hour surf lessons for entire family, photos of your surf sessions, 1,000 Walking On Water DVDs to giveaway to tourist on beach, time with our special guests pro surfers and actors/actresses, a Walking On Water movie night outreach, and a serving opportunity in a poor community.
Each family is responsible to book and pay for their flights, hotel, meals, and travel arrangements. This trip is also a fundraiser for the Walking On Water ministry. We ask that each family prayerfully considers either joining our core monthly financial support team of at least $50 per month and/or making a one time suggested donation of $1,000 or more. These funds will help Walking On Water continue to share the Gospel with this generation! (If you can't afford either of these and still would like to come to this Hawaii trip please emailAlli@walkingonwater.com to let us know.)
You can stay at whatever hotel you prefer. We have a low group rate discount with the Pacific Beach Hotel (http://www.pacificbeachhotel.com/) which is 1 block from the surf spot at Waikiki Beach on Oahu. Korin and I stayed here last time and the location is great, rooms are nice, and there is a 24 Hour fitness attached. The Pacific Beach Hotel nightly room rates are $139 standard room, $159 Partial Oceanview, $189 Oceanview, and $229 for Oceanfront. To book your rooms or if you have questions please call Jacqueline at 808-921-6143 or email her at email@example.com. (Just let her know you are with the Walking On Water/Bryan Jennings Group)
Flights are currently between $385 and $480 out of LAX or San Diego airports.
Sonya Balmores Chung Actress from Soul Surfer movie, Faith Faye actress from Soul Surfer movie, TJ Barron Pro Surfer, and possibly: Pro Surfers: Bethany Hamilton, Damien Hobgood, Tom Curren, or actress AnnaSophia Robb from Soul Surfer. (I am still waiting to hear back from these special guests on their commitments.)
You are welcome to come early or stay later than our trip dates. I will be attending the Christian Surfers International conference on Oahu Nov. 4th - 9th. You are invited to come to this if you want to come early to Oahu. To see photos of our previous Hawaii trip please go to this link: http://walkingonwater.com/photos/hawaii-family-missions-trip/
HELPING ANOTHER FAMILY ATTEND:
We are hoping that each time we host a Hawaii family trip we will be able to offer a free trip to a hurting family. If you can afford it and would like to help pay for another family to go please let us know. I am hoping to bring our family friends who lost their mother a few weeks ago. They obviously could use some encouragement.
HOW TO REGISTER:
1. Go to this link to make the monthly or one time donation mentioned in the "COST" text above.
2. Online donation link: http://walkingonwater.com/donate/
3. You can also mail a donation check to: Walking On Water, 5928 Balfour Court, Carlsbad, CA 92008
2. Email the following information to Bryan@walkingonwater.com :
We already made our trip donation or joined your monthly support team. YES OR NO
Number of Family Members and how many will be taking surf lessons?
Each attendees full name, age, and height?
Will you be staying at the Pacific Beach Hotel or a different location?
Are you friends with any other families who are coming? If yes, who?
Anything else we need to know?
I could not believe it when our director emailed me from Israel letting me know they were surfing really good waves! This only happens a few times a year in Israel and for it to happen while they were there was a miracle! Another miracle was having 3X world champion surfer Tom Curren there to star in our next movie titled Promised Land! To read an Israeli article about Tom Curren being in Israel to film for this movie please go to: ISRAEL AND TOM CURREN ARTICLE
For info on the Promised Land Movie go to: PROMISED LAND MOVIE
Please be praying for us as we finish the Promised Land movie and hopefully release it by October of this year! :)))3 Discuss & Comment