Isaac Tarectecan, 20
Sk8 Church Intern
Missionary to China as a student and leader
Moved from California in September
“Wherever God calls me I’m gonna go there, I’m gonna serve however He wants me to. Specifically for this season I’m here in Steamboat, at Sk8 Church. And I love it! What I see that Sk8 Church does is reach out for the broken, persistently pursuing out of pure love. They’re digging through the ugliness of broken lives and seeing kids pulled out, transformed, renewed, brought back to life. That’s what I crave to see because I know that’s what God has done in my life. Sk8 Church is about the kids coming into this building but it is also about pursuing them outside of this building as well. We meet the kids, have lunch or breakfast with them, hang out with them outside of this place because that’s where life is, it’s what relationships are about. It’s genuine. It’s real. It’s hard core. It’s what I like about it. Just hanging around with Buck (Chavarria) these past few weeks has been eye opening as to what genuine, persistent love looks like. It’s inspired me so much by how they reach out in such a passionate way. That, and seeing these kids respond, knowing that Sk8 church is a safe place. These kids may be thinking, ‘My home situation is horrible, the streets and the things I deal with may be horrible. But I know where to find rest and peace, I know where to find fun and happiness in a healthy way. And that’s Sk8 Church.’ That’s what I see with these kids. It’s pretty awesome!!”
Hear first hand how Sk8 Church is changing lives from one of our dedicated leaders, Jeremy Schmitz. Jeremy is a missionary to Uganda with Come Let's Dance and a Sk8 Church volunteer when residing in Steamboat.....
"A couple years ago when I met the Lord for the first time, He showed me His heart for people. I'm all about relationships, and that's what I like best about Sk8 Church-walking alongside kids and volunteers to create that safe environment, not just in a building, but in a relationship. Sk8 Church is a safe and healthy place for people to come regardless of where they're at, a place where the staff and volunteers are really dedicated to having kids' backs and going to really deep and sometimes messy places with kids. I love the vulnerability that the kids know they can allow here. I've built relationships with several kids just in the few weeks I've been here where I see they're at that junction in their lives to be sharing some of the things that they're sharing and to see the Lord already working in those places and restoring those relationships and calling these kids to His feet. All because of this place."