Remember that the Lord is great and awesome! – Nehemiah 4:14b
Surf’s up! VBS 2016 is coming, and Cokesbury’s got you covered. Surf Shack VBS has everything you need to keep your Surfers in the pocket so they’ll hit the impact zone with a deeper understanding of God’s awesome power!
The Creation Story (Genesis 1)
How majestic is your name throughout the earth! (Psalm 8:1b, CEB)
Miriam Cares for Moses on the Nile (Exodus 2:1-10)
Your help has made me great. (Psalm 18:35b, CEB)
The Baptism of Jesus (Matthew 3:13-17, John 1:29-34)
This is my Son whom I dearly love: I find happiness in him. (Matthew 3:17b, CEB)
Jesus Calms the Storm (Luke 8:22-25)
The God of peace will be with you. (Philippians 4:9b, CEB)
Breakfast on the Beach (John 21:1-17)
Then I heard the Lord’s voice saying, ‘Whom should I send, and who will go for us?’ I said, ‘I’m here: send me.’ (Isaiah 6:8, CEB)
Watusi, Twist, or Surfer Stomp your way to a greater understanding of God’s amazing love!
Georgia Cook is a 15 year old competitive surfer residing in Middle Tennessee. She is also the co-founder of the nonprofit Every Girl Counts and a motivational youth speaker. As a surfer, Georgia competes at a high level of competition in various amateur associations on both the East Coast and on the National Level.
She consistently finishes at the top of her various divisions and has qualified for several national contests. A three-time member of the elite ESA All Star Team, she is highly respected in the surfing community for both her skill and message.
Georgia has used her experience and opportunities to better herself as a person and strengthen her faith in God. Her faith and positive attitude despite challenging circumstances inspire others and continues to motivate those around her.
Colton loves the ocean and the God who created it! As a star quarterback in both high school and college, Colton always found time to surf the ocean waves. He enjoys all types of board sports on the water. That love of board sports led to the development of their newly patented paddle board, called a UFO - Unidentified Floating Object. Colton is proof that you don't have to have the big waves to enjoy the ocean since his sport is centered on the calmer waters. Colton also enjoys the sport of Surf SUPing (SUP Stands for Stand Up Paddle Board), skimming, kite surfing, and anything related to being on the ocean!
Nikki started surfing at the age of 8 and began qualifying for events that same year. By the age of 12 she had won a US National Title. She has been honored as a member on the PacSun USA Surf Team, invited to represent the United States at the inaugural 2012 Hainan Surfing Festival, and even competed in Nicaragua as a member of the USA Junior Surf team. In 2013 she became the champion of the Surfing America USA National title, receiving the Governor’s Cup.
When she is not surfing you will most likely find her with a guitar in hand. She is a talented musician and enjoys leading worship at her church, giving back to Christ, the source for her talent. Her ultimate goal in life is to seek the Lord and share His gracious gift of salvation with others.
Born in central Massachusetts, Joey grew up playing hockey, snowboarding, skateboarding, and running cross country. During his childhood summers, his family would take trips to the beach. He developed a love of surfing during those summer trips. Joey has participated in shortboard competitions in various parts of the United States. He has won several trophies for his efforts from these competitions. Joey says: "Trophies are nice, but the best thing about surfing is your friends and family cheering you on while you share a ride with nature. Goza la vida!" (Goza la vida is Spanish for Enjoy Life!)
Jared loves the water and spends as many days as he can at the beach catching the waves!
Growing up, I had what seemed like an innate passion for the sun, sand, and waves. For me, It's almost as if I can feel God's infinite love and energy seeping through each wave. This passion is what has driven my family and I to start up and pursue UFO (Unidentified Floating Objects) Board Company. We want to provide people an opportunity to experience God through his beautiful oceans, lakes and waterways. As our Motto goes, we want people to "Get Lost Living."
Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you, 'declares the LORD,' plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."