Wednesday, October 10, 2012

A Letter from my Husband:

Fall 2012
“The Lord bless you and keep you and cause his face to shine on you”

Thank you for receiving this letter and taking the time to read it. I hope that it finds you more in love with Jesus and dwelling on His awesome word than a few months ago when we sent the last support letter out.

This Summer has been very busy with our family. As many of you know we have moved again (12 times in 12 years of marriage…..) and are back in Southeast Portland and renting a beautiful house that belongs to the director of Skatechurch; Paul Anderson. It has been a blessing to us to be 12 miles closer in to church, Skatechurch, and to my work sites. Paul moved his family back to his hometown of San Louis Obispo California to plant another Skatechurch.

I was also blessed to be able to go on another Canada trip with the Bible study faithful’s from Skatechurch this year. We traveled, without incidentJ, throughout Vancouver B.C. Sharing the Gospel at skateparks, encouraging each other to follow the Lord, and other obnoxious behaviors contrary to society’s norms.

The demo team was busy this summer as well with a number of demos in Oregon and Washington. I was blessed to lead a great team in skateboard demonstration silliness/awesomeness and Gospel presentations.

The start of the school year has brought back the crowds on every night of Skatechurch ministry. Please be in prayer for this coming year. Ask the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into the fields because they are ripe for harvest and we want to be the ones who get to share the truth of the Gospel with them and disciple those that come to Him in faith in the finished work of Jesus on the cross!

On the home front, Laurel has been very busy raising our 4 (wow!) children, doing home school, and being my wonderful helper. Laurel has also been spending a lot of time dealing with her health, as it is not going well. Her diet is very limited right now due to her increasing allergies and our lack of money to be able to get her the foods she needs and the professional help necessary (naturopaths, MD’s, and nutritionists) to move her health forward. As it is, she is having severe reactions that can only be controlled by epinephrine injections on a weekly basis.

 Please pray for her. If you are able to help us out financially it would really be a blessing right now.

Our current monthly deficit is about $500.

The Lord has provided a lot of work for me to try and fill in this gap (I am currently working around 60 hours a week) but we are still under water. This has restricted my availability to my family as well as to Skatechurch.  

I know that The Lord will provide for us and protect us in His time as He always has. I just need to ask you to be in prayer for us as we go through this season and to come on board as our supporters if at all possible. Seriously, if you could send $5 dollars a month it would be a blessing to us.

Thank you again for taking the time to read this letter and for being a part of our lives and the ministry of Skatechurch.
All donations to Skatechurch are tax deductible. You can give by check or money order by mailing to:
                11954 NE Glisan St. PMB #516
                Portland, OR. 97220

Or by visiting the Skatechurch website at and donating with your debit or credit card using Paypal. 

Love in Christ,
Joel, Laurel, Daisy, Ian, Asher, and Milo Coombs.

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