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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…

All Nighter Report

All Nighter Report On Friday November 8th, JSAW had an all night lock in at Help Boardshop. This consisted of games, hanging out, eating pizza, reading scripture and lots of skateboarding. Throughout the event we got to discuss and teach some truths about the gospel. We had three Bible studies asking three questions: Who is Jesus to you? Who is Jesus historically? Why did Jesus come? The first question sparked some real good discussion. We Read more…

Volunteer Spotlight – Sherri Anderson

Volunteer Spotlight – Sherri Anderson Personal: Name / Career / Family / Hobbies / Passions: My name is Sherri “Buzzy” Anderson. I am a Special Education Teacher. My family consists of me, my husband and our  7 children. I enjoy swimming and knitting in my spare time and I am passionate about being an advocate for those who can’t advocate for themselves and Jesus. Faith: When and how you became a Christ-Follower / Biggest Influencer Read more…

Rail Jam Recap

Rail Jam Recap Greetings and Happy Fall! On October 26th we kicked off the upcoming snowboard season with our backyard rail jam event. Although there was a lot of work and preparation involved, the results made it well with it. For those of you who are not familiar, for the backyard rail jam we construct a huge 50ft long, 8ft tall ramp in our parking lot and cover it with snow from the ice rink Read more…

Kathy’s Last Day

Kathy’s Last Day To the friends, family and leadership at JSAW, thank you for your support and feedback during my time here at JSAW. My last day with JSAW is Oct. 11, Friday. It has been a ‘ride’; I’ve had the opportunity to work in an industry I love, fundraising, within a different culture with its unique challenges and opportunities.  This seven-month experience has been instructive as Jonny and I’ve worked through initiatives and process Read more…

2019 Night of Action

2019 Night of Action The Night of Action was an outstanding event again this year, with all kinds of fun family activities, everyone had a great time! There were animobiles to ride, a skatepark, jousting, beanbag toss, photo booth, virtual reality skateboard game and even a station to paint pots and plant little succulents. There was a mechanical snowboard contest to see who could stay on the board the longest. With 150 people in attendance, Read more…

Rider Spotlight – Adam Hodson

Rider Spotlight – Adam Hodson Personal: My name is Adam. I attend South View Middle School. There are 5 in my family – mom, dad, a brother and a sister. My favorite hobby is skating and my dream is to one day be a pro skateboarder. Favorite pro rider? Jamie Foy What’s your favorite brand? Creature What’s your local park? Help What’s your hype music? 90s rap Skills outside of riding? I snowboard and play Read more…

Andrew’s Last Day

Andrew’s Last Day To my friends and family, thank you for supporting JSAW during my time here. I started here at JSAW three years ago in September and on October 3rd I will be leaving to pursue a new career as an electrician. These three years have been an amazing time, full of pain, but also an abundance of joy. For a while we had only three staff and, while it was a stressful season, Read more…

Volunteer Spotlight – Linda Timberg

Volunteer Spotlight – Linda Timberg Personal: Name / Career / Family / Hobbies / Passions My name is Linda Timberg and I work in the commercial insurance field. I have five daughters, two sons-in-law (one being Jonny Nelson), seven grandchildren and one pup (Joy). My greatest passion is Jesus first, my family and friends. I love to serve for the Lord – volunteering is a hobby that brings me happiness. The hospitality area is my Read more…

Brazil Mission Trip Report

Brazil Mission Trip Report JSAW recently sent a team of 7 riders to skate, serve and share the gospel in Brazil. We visited the cities of São Paulo and Curitiba. One of our volunteers, Marcel, grew up in Curitiba and helped Jonny lead our team. The first portion of the trip was in São Paulo. We were actually scheduled to fly to Curitiba and then drive to São Paulo, but our plane was redirected through Read more…