Chris and Megan Probasco work with Summer in the USA to bring high school students from the Basque region of Spain to America each summer as part of an English Immersion program. This is all done with the intention of showing these students God’s love lived out through host families, as well as camps and community events. We are so excited to have a number of these exchange students coming to Walking on Water Surf Camps this summer! Children in the Basque region are raised in a culture that is not friendly towards Christianity. These kids would never hear the gospel message, even if they wanted to. Through relationships with families who live out their faith in an authentic way, these exchange students learn about God’s love, and discover that Christianity is about a relationship, not a religion.

Though this will be the first time the Summer in the USA program sends kids to WOW camps, the Probascos have a long history with Walking on Water ministry. While the Probascos lived in the Basque region for four years, they were glad to have the WOW films to use as an outreach tool. Noah’s Arc premiered in San Sebastian, and The Outsiders movie was one of the few surf films to be translated into the Basque language.

When Summer in the USA decided to start sending kids to the San Diego area, Chris said “They have to go to WOW surf camps! With the Basque’s proximity to the ocean and their European surfing culture, the Walking on Water surf camps would be the perfect camp experience for our students going to San Diego.”

Summer in the USA is looking for a few more host families in the greater San Diego area. Find out more about Summer in the USA here:  www.summerintheusa.com/host. If you are interested in hosting a student for one month this summer (June 30 – July 30) be sure to contact Chris at [email protected]

Written by Monica Swanson • monicaswanson.com