Friday, September 21, 2007

http://www.trew122.com/


TREW122-That's the name of Adam's new skateboard ministry. He has wanted to reach out to kids through skateboarding for years. When we lived in Los Angeles we had the beginnings of one started. It was pretty cool seeing all the neighborhood kids come together once a week to skate. We were able to provide a safe and nurturing environment to them, build relationships, and of course a place to Grind, Ollie and Drop in. We have our first event scheduled for Oct 14 at our house, on the ramp that has been in the making for almost 18 months! It has been constructed then deconstructed and finally in it's last stages of reconstruction. Thanks to the help of a local Skateboard shop owner and his crew of helpers. People have come together to help Adam see the reality of this dream.
I am excited and also a little nervous- I am incredibly proud of my husband. He is an amazing husband, father, entrepreneur, and a man of God. He can achieve anything he puts his heart and mind to. So, why am I nervous? Well, because of what I just said. God has given my husband amazing talents, and amazing dreams. To whom much is given, much is required! Right after the launch of the skateboard ministry, he travels to Los Angeles for 7 weeks to make his first motion picture. The Red Canvas- it is an amazing story. A martial arts flick with the heart of Rocky. He has wanted to make films since Star Wars came out in the 70's. He has sacrificed and worked harder than anyone I know. He continues to amaze and bless me.
On top of all this, we are hoping and praying to have this incredible kid who is in foster care to come and transition into our home around Christmas. We also hope to bring home our daughter from Liberia soon. I have no doubt that we will find a way to balance it all out. I know God will provide peace and strength through all of it. The thing that gets me is, Why on earth do I put myself through such stress, when:
1. It's all positive life growth
2. It's things we have prayed for
3. God is in complete control

7 comments:

HollyAnn said...

wow! How exciting! Is he filming the motion picture? Are you going to get to go to LA with him at all?? And I thought we had a lot going on! ;)

Laura Grote said...

And I thought being up last night with a group of 10 giggling girls was stress! I am humbled at your heart for God. I am humbled at the dedication that Adam has shown since childhood. I get to call you all family. I get to say I know a family who loves and cherishes God and lives the life He calls us to. How fantastic! May God bless you and keep you in His grace. xoxoxLaura

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Laura Grote said...

And I thought being up last night with a group of 10 giggling girls was stress! I am humbled at your heart for God. I am humbled at the dedication that Adam has shown since childhood. I get to call you all family. I get to say I know a family who loves and cherishes God and lives the life He calls us to. How fantastic! May God bless you and keep you in His grace. xoxoxLaura

Dani said...

Sorry I'm so confused:) Are you waiting for your daughter to come home from Liberia, or is this an old post?

I think the skate board ministry is awesome!

The responses I get from families that "want" to adopt are sad really. You are so right about adoption.

Danielle

Emily said...

That is all so awesome! Walking with the Lord is never boring :) He has a perfect plan for your family and he will equip you for whatever you need!

Steve Hill said...

I'm so psyched to hear about what other Christians are doing in the skateboarding community. I believe that it is a powerful tool that can reach many overlooked kids across the world. Unlike other, more traditional sports, skateboarding can thrive in any environment provided that a paved surface and equipment exist. It looks like you and your husband are creating that environment for kids that I am confident will thrive. I wish you best in your endeavor and pray that God will use your outreach to impact the lives of the local youth.

In His Service,
Steve Hill