Author Archive for Chris vdm


Fire at the I2B Skatepark


The I2B Skatepark in Somerset West caught fire at about 11pm, 20 January 2016. A large part of the bowl (big skate ramp) and the waterproof shading net burnt down. The cause of the fire is unknown although there are no traces that it occurred by accident. Even though this is devastating for us, we still give glory to God and believe that all things will work together for good.


If you would like to be part of the rebuilding process of the I2B skatepark, here is our banking details  or you can make a pledge.


Thank you so much for all your care and support.


August Lookback

Alternative action sports by Chris

-New skates for I2B- Thanks to Markus Heusi from for the soulplates.

Kwanele jumping 5 bricks with the new club skates. Great coaching Cliff! 

-Words from Clifford Viljoen’s facebook-
 I have to share what happened here this day. My best mate Chris and I were at one of the skateparks in South Africa (Chris’s ministry is to make Jesus known through action sports), and all these little guys and girls were there because the council had just erected some jungle-gyms and exercise facilities that the kids now use as a playground, hehe. We were picking them up and skating them down the banks and across the park…man, they loved it! But there was a gap to share about Jesus that was so well received. We also felt the prompt of the Holy Spirit to pray with all these little bundles of amazingness that so easily creep into your heart. It was incredible to hear the chorus of these little guys you see in the pic’s voices pray the sinner’s prayer together, asking Jesus to come into their hearts for the rest of their lives. It was an amazing move of God and such, such a privilege to have been a part of it! Thank You, Jesus! God’s Love is like no other!! ‪#‎LivingForJesus‬

This little guy really made my day. When I asked him what just happened, he whispered in my ear, “I asked Jesus to come into my heart”. I almost cried.
1 Timothy 4:12 “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young”.

-The new roof for the I2B Bowl, completed.

Athletics for people with disabilities by Fanie

-Bridging Abilities and Adapt to move- Paralympians supporting the Paralympic awareness day.

-Bellville High School- Guest speaker at their Inter schools breakfast.

-Stellenbosch Primary School- Guest speaker at their Big Brag.

-Exercise Teachers Academy- I didd a presentation on athletics and coaching for people with disabilities at ETA.

-Level 3 Ministry Training- I did the introduction training to the All-Ability-Sports Track that forms part of the International Sport Coalition (ISC).


The International Kalemba Skim Comp in Angola

This was the 3rd year that we went to this amazing event in Angola. Organised by Tchiyna Matos and the Kalemba skim crew. Kalemba skim invites people from around the world to go skim their amazing waves, to compete in a world class skim comp and to just hang out and have a good time.

The amazing shore break 3 hours drive outside of Luanda on a beach called Cabo Ledo.

I2B, ChristianSkatersAfrica and ChristianSurfersAfrcia aims to represent Jesus in action sports. I2B decided to make CSA (ChristianSkimmersAfrica) t-shirts for this tour. Even some of the pro’s liked it.

Some guys also rocked the I2B shirts. The grey one is from 2013.


I2B year-end-events 2014

Facebook event info

Facebook event info


Fanie takes gold in the 100m men’s T37 at commonwealth games 2014


I2B Swakopmund missions trip 2014

Inspired2Become went to Namibia to build ramps, run a skate contest and skim clinic and to spread the stoke of charging for Jesus.


Kalemba International Skim contest in Angola 2014


The l2B Skatepark has been launched!

It is open everyday and located on the Radloff park sports field in Lourensford Road, Somerset West. Entrance is R10 per person per day on Mondays-Thursdays and R20 per person per day on Fridays-Sundays. If the security guard is not on site, please let yourself in by using the small gate. Please lock the gate if you are the last to leave. If you have any problems, phone Chris at 072 99 27 408 or Scott at 078 67 93 825. No one is allowed inside the skatepark after dark. Thank you.


Join the I2B skate park Team

You can now get your spot to advertise on the I2B skate park’s ramps in Somerset West and at the same time support this park to get built and maintained. Below is just an example of the monthly costs. Get the spot you like the most or let us know what you can afford. We would love for you to join the I2B Team!


World Champs Lyon, July 2013

Words by Fanie van der Merwe:

The championships was interesting. A great experience overall with disappointments and some highlights. The relay being one of the highlights where my team won silver. I also won a silver in the 200m and placed 4th in the 100m and in the 400m (T37 class).

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