KAYAK MINISTRY UPDATE

The La Paz Sea Kayaking Ministry:
Using adventures at sea to
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We are taught in the Bible that it is wrong to bury our talents and do nothing with them.  We also see cases in the Bible where Jesus taught from the known to the unknown, for example, he used the apostles’ experience in fishing to call them to be fishers of men.  He often used agricultural stories to reach people who were much more tied to the land that we are today.  Jesus often tailor made his answers to the knowledge base of those to whom he was speaking,
Bearing these thing in mind, Lois and I have fully relaunched our kayak ministry. We have been using the kayaks sporadically this past year, but now it is a more substantial part of our work once again.  We originally began this service to the city of La Paz in 1995 and used it with great success until we returned to the US in 2009.  The ocean has been part of our lives since childhood, and now we are being given the opportunity to give back to the Lord what he has invested in our past.

This was a group of visiting pastors here for a denominational conference. It was a privilege to take these pastors out and introduce them to the beauty of Balandra Bay.

The kayaking ministry works by creating large blocks of uninterrupted time in which to talk about Jesus, make disciples, do marriage counseling, teach about the value of a healthy environment, or simply offer a listening ear in a very non-threatening environment. This almost begs people to open up about their needs, desires and dreams.
We currently have 8 fiberglass touring kayaks and one plastic sit-on-top plus all the necessary equipment to make paddling in the Sea of Cortez both safe and fun. We could use 3 more sit-on-tops. Our greatest need, however, is for a mid-size crew cab pickup truck. Not having an adequate vehicle is hampering this ministry by requiring that we use borrowed vehicles to tow the trailer to the launch site and back.

Spending time at sea with my friends creates large blocks of time in which to build relationships

Spending time at sea with my friends creates large blocks of time in which to build relationships

This was the official relaunch of the sea kayaking ministry.

This was the official relaunch of the sea kayaking ministry.

 

If you are interested in this ministry and would like to contribute to it, please click here.  DONATE TO KAYAK MINISTRY

Or you can mail a contribution to:
TEAM – USA
PO Box 1986
Grapevine, TX 76099-1986

Add a note that it is for “KAYAK EVANGELISM Acct. #524300

Below are some links to videos about the kayaking ministry.  Enjoy these short videos.
https://team.org/blog/?s=kayak

KAYAKING BALANDRA BAY

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About Steven Dresselhaus

Steve is a career missionary with TEAM. TEAM is a faith based, international, non-profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to making life better for everyone now and in the future. We do this by creating sustainable and reproducing gatherings of Jesus followers who understand that as long as they are here they have the privilege of serving Jesus by serving their neighbors and by teaching them spiritual truths found in the Bible. Steve is a SCUBA diver, sea kayaker and an avid cyclist. Meeting with followers of Jesus every week is a number one priority for him. Making the world a better place by obeying Jesus is what energizes him.
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