Nov 2, 2015

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I2B updates

What we've been doing to inspire the youth....

Alternative action sports by Chris
-I2B Kleinvlei skate club made their own T-shirts- I am so proud.

-Brand new wetsuits for the I2B Skim clubs- Thanks to Christian Surfers International, Brett Davis, Mark Edwards and everyone else who helped getting these wetsuits to us. Groms are stoked!

-New skimboard for Llewellyn- 
Thanks to Simonei and Minke (two of my sister's four daughters) for helping me stick the grips on Llewellyn's board. Thanks Handsdown for the awesome board.

-Activate Sunday at Shofar Somerset West- We had a Sunday at my local church where all the non-profit organisations in the church had the opportunity to showcase their work. Thanks for this great morning. Thanks for the great photos Jean and Dean!

-ALLinSKIM September- This monthly skim day trip was to Camps Bay this time. The idea is to get all the skimboarders together from around Cape Town, once every month. We first stopped for some gatsbies, pretty messy but good for the skim, hehe.

When the I2B CSA van is full the skimboards go on the roof.

-The old but new mini- Son Surf (CS) Strand had donate the mini ramp that we donated to them back to us because of a lack of space. We happily took it back and are in the process of making it fit in the I2B skatepark.

Athletics for people with disabilities by Fanie
-Celebration Braai- Congrats to Toni with her National Colors, and well done with your performance at your first World Cup!

-Preparing for the WP Trials at Astra School-
- Casual Day- 
We brought awareness to kids and the community regarding people with disabilities. A fun day,  thanks Toni Mould for the opportunity.

-All African Games- We had a very blessed time at the Games, learned a lot and made new friends. We had great joy in competing and very thankful for the opportunity and experience.

-Occupational Evening in Kuilsriver- Encouraging the youth to use their talents and opportunities the Lord has given them. Thanks Duane Fortuin for the opportunity.

Aug 14, 2015

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I2B updates

What we've been doing to inspire the youth....

Alternative action sports by Chris
-The International Kalemba Skim Comp- This was the 3rd year that we went to this amazing event in Angola. Organised by Tchiyna Matos and the Kalemba skim crew. Kalemba skim invites people from around the world to go skim their amazing waves, to compete in a world class skim comp and to just hang out and have a good time. 

The amazing shore break 3 hours drive outside of Luanda on a beach called Cabo Ledo.

I2B decided to make CSA t-shirts for this tour. Even some of the pro's liked it.

Some guys also rocked the I2B shirts. The grey one is from last year.

- The AllinSkim event- 
After the Angola tour the skim community from Cape Town decided that we must get together once a month for a breakfast/braai and skim. I2B, ChristianSkimmers and Skim To Be Happy made it happen.

-"It's an I2B day!"- 
Every school holiday there is a best trick skate and blade comp happening at the I2B skatepark. This was the June holiday event. The event is called, "It's an I2B day!" 

Two of the amateur guys won rollerblades.

-Some maintenance and new structures coming along.

-Starting to build a roof for the bowl- 
Watch this space.

-New skates for the I2B clubs for 2015

Athletics for people with disabilities by Fanie
-European Tour- We had a few good competitions to apply what we've been doing in training, in Berlin and Grosseto. We also had time to see a bit of the history of the places.

-Impact Team- We had fun watching the rugby and afterwards I shared my testimony  with the team.

-Amplified Partner Letter- 
Amplified asked me to write a short testimony in their monthly letter.
-Dare to Care-
 I motivated the youth in and around Simondium at their holiday sports program to value their dreams and to go for it.

-AGS in Franschhoek-
 Dyan Buis invited me to share my testimony in their church.

Thank you for your support and interest!

Chris and Fanie van der Merwe
May 26, 2015

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I2B and CSA updates

What we've been doing to inspire the youth....

Alternative action sports by Chris
-New school shoes- Kwanele from I2B Strand skate club gets shoes from I2B to go back to school.

Thanks Brighton from Shofar church for helping to take him back to school.

-I2B built a six meter rail for the I2B Kleinvlei skate club.

-The CS National Conference 2015 called Legacy- We took the leaders from all the I2B clubs to a weekend away in Jongensfontein. It was an awesome time to connect with people who love Jesus and who also skate, blade, skim or surf. We made I2B and CS shirts for each club leader for this trip.

The Jongensfontein campsite is really beautiful and right on the beach.

The Sunday morning we started the day with a sunrise session from the Word.

I was so stoked that Reagan, the I2B Bonteheuwel club leader, decided to get baptized.

Athletics for people with disabilities by Fanie
-Second revisits of Schools after the TID Camp- After coaching Astra, I addressed the school at their assembly. The Western Province athletes was also presented to the school.
-Career planning- SASCOC gave me the opportunity to shared my athletics journey with the new athletes on the the OPEX program. E for Exec hosted the day.  

-Unashamedly Ethical- The SRC of Stellenbosch University together with Unashamedly Ethical hosted a panel discussion on ethics in leadership which I formed part of.  


Thank you for your support and interest!

Chris and Fanie van der Merwe

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