“What do you want the world to know?”
“That Jesus loves you where you’re at” - Robbie Bonar, pastor/founder of 16:15 sk8 ministry
Every Christian believer is called to spread the good news throughout the nations, as Mark 16:15 states, “go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.” Robbie Bonar, pastor and founder at 16:15 sk8 ministry developed a dream with this purpose in mind. He wanted to bring the good news to the often overlooked and unreached skateboard culture. By going out into his community and local skate parks, building relationships, and unabashedly preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ, a skateboarding ministry began to bloom before his very eyes. Bonar described the miracle he witnessed in the beginning of his journey building 16:15, “In such a short time we had 15 or 20 people sitting down with us at the local skate park for a Bible study.” He also expressed his gratitude for the relationships he has formed as a result of pursuing his dream “if people know you truly care about them, they will listen”, he said. This statement reminded me of Christ himself, who tells us to do all things in love. I was inspired in hearing Robbie’s journey and the passion he holds in pursuing the Lord’s call. It is stories like his that remind me if we have faith, love, and passion in our hearts any pursuit is made possible by the name of our Lord.