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Rider Spotlight – Danny Wyant

My name is Danny Wyant. I attend Southview Middle School. I have an older brother and a twin sister. I love skateboarding, snowboarding and playing xbox with friends. Being a Christ follower means being kind and gentler to others and hoping for the best for them and others. To me, being a disciple means telling others God is on their side and willing to help them through what they are going through. I got contacted Read more…

Volunteer Spotlight – Mike Ashley, Board Member

Hi everyone. My name is Michael Ashley. I am the Area Director for TreeHouse, Bloomington.  I have been married 20 years and we have 3 kids: (Josh (15), Kate (12) and Luke (9). I enjoy design, reading and yard work. I am passionate about my wife, philanthropy and helping folks take next steps in their lives to do good in our communities. I became a follower of Jesus in 8th grade through the Pacific Garden Read more…

Rider Spotlight – Chader Burton

My name is Chader. I’m currently enrolled at Dunwoody in their electricians program. My hobbies mostly revolve around cars and skateboarding. I’ve been skateboarding for two years and I’ve been working on cars and racing ever since I was a kid. I got connected to JSAW by having friends that are a part of JSAW. They invited me to join them and I have been involved ever since. I have grown in my faith by Read more…

JSAW’s Response to Covid-19

During these difficult times of social distancing, we have never been more committed to carrying out our mission. JSAW is continually working to transform action sports culture by turning riders into disciples. It has been a very fast paced few weeks of continual changes and constant updates from both national and local governments. In light of all the changes, we wanted to share with you the measures we are taking to slow the spread of Read more…

2020 Winter Recap

To reach people no one is reaching, we do things no one is doing. Being on the hill is what makes a difference. JSAW’s staff is on the snow, riding at least two days a week throughout the winter. We build friendships and get opportunities to share our faith, pray for riders who get injured, and encourage them. We help coach riders who are learning new tricks, film for them and then invite them to Read more…

Volunteer Spotlight – Sherry Olson

Hello, my name is Sherry Olson. I am the mother of 3 grown children and the grandmother of 5 (ages 3-15). I have enjoyed many different jobs over the years from sales clerking to teaching classroom music and directing choirs and musicals. I am currently the assistant in charge of the volunteers and clients at a local food shelf. I love to spend time with my kids and grandkids, garden, read and play the piano. Read more…

2020 Copper Mtn Trip Report

It can be intimidating strapping in at 12,000 feet with wind in your face that can blow you over. For many of the guys on JSAW’s trip to Copper Mtn., Colorado, it was their first time snowboarding in the mountains. The first day we had bluebird sky and rode from 9-3pm with a quick break for lunch. Then we visited the Woodward Barn, an action sports training facility at the base of the mountain. It Read more…

Rider Spotlight – Wyatt Oliver

1. PERSONAL: Name /Job, School / Family / Hobbies / Passions My name is Wyatt Oliver. I attend Kennedy High School. I currently have two jobs: I work at a campground and I do construction. My hobbies/passions are BMX and snowboarding. 2. FAITH: What does being a Christ-follower mean to you? / What does being a disciple of Jesus mean to you? Believing in Jesus means staying true to myself and believing there is still Read more…

Volunteer Spotlight – Ruth Whipple

1. Personal: Name / Career / Family / Hobbies / Passions. My name is Ruth Whipple. I am an RN and homemaker. My family consists of my husband, Chad; daughters, Isabela (19) and Piper(18); sons, AJ and TJ (15).  Reading, baking, movies and kid chauffeur are my hobbies and I am passionate about Jesus, my family and being joyful. 2. Faith: When and how you became a Christ-Follower / Biggest Influencer / Journey I have Read more…

JSAW Snow Outreach

JSAW Snow Outreach We started our snowboarding outreach in mid-November and have been riding at Hyland every Tuesday and Thursday since. Our staff riding at Hyland allows us to stay connected with some of the skaters who switch to snowboarding during the winter and reach new riders who don’t come into Help Boardshop. We always invite riders to meet us out on the hill to ride with them and support them. This year I have Read more…

Rider Spotlight – Nick Torre

Rider Spotlight – Nick Torre Personal: My name is Nick. I am 16 years old and attend Jefferson High School. My family includes my parents, brother and myself. My hobbies and passions are skiing and skateboarding. My Hype Music: Punk and old rap Skills Outside of Riding: I have mad Fortnite skills (video game) Why I Ride: Riding gives me motivation! Faith: What does being a Christ-follower mean to you? I think it means I should be Read more…

North America Action Sports Ministry Summit

North America Action Sports Ministry Summit At the end of October JSAWs Executive Director, Jonny, helped lead the North American action sports ministry summit in West Virginia at Camp Royal. This is one of five summits held around the world this year gathering partner ministries. Together we have 69 ministries in 30 countries who are making disciples in the action sports community. We discussed topics like fundraising, volunteers, vision, personal health, collaboration and more. The key Read more…