For the last month or so I’ve been pretty busy working on a resource that Christian Surfers provides called “The Surfers Bible.” It’s the word of God full of testimonies of surfers from around the world and contains surfer friendly instructions on how to relate to God. Christian Surfers has produced this resource in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Japanese, and Dutch with each version being geared to it’s particular audience. The version I have been focusing on with a team is the updated Spanish Surfers Bible. We’ve added new testimonies from professional and amateur surfers from all over different Spanish speaking countries and have updated some of the extra content to disciple new believers in how to read the bible. The design is new and fresh as well since the last Spanish version was produced over 10 years ago! However, the main reason I’m so excited about this resource is because it’s changing lives.
One of our current leaders in Christian Surfers México, Javier Ramirez, was one of the lives impacted by the Surfers Bible. He doesn’t remember who gave him this bible, but it arrived in his hands when his life was beginning to fall apart and didn’t know where else to turn. A former pro bodyboarder and one of the best in México, Javier wasn’t even surfing anymore because alcoholism was running his life. He was ready to divorce his wife and his whole world was coming apart. But when God used the Surfers Bible to speak to him, he realized he couldn’t control everything in his life. He started going to the local Christian Surfers meetings, he repented of all his past sins and decided to give his life to Christ.
Javier is currently sober, living for Christ, and leading other surfers to know HE who died for us all, Jesus Christ. Javier is married with two children and surfs massive barrels in Puerto Escondido, México. Please pray with me that the Surfers Bible continues to be a resource that God uses to bring surfers to Jesus.