Co-founder Ryan Ries took a trip down to Mexico City to share his testimony and spread the mission of The Whosoever’s Kill the Noise Tour. It was an amazing turnout and hundreds of people came forward to receive Jesus in their lives. God is opening more doors for us to bring the message of the gospel around the world.
I remember being in 6th grade and a friend telling me his dad had a collection of “playboy magazines”. At the time,I had no clue what that meant. But I quickly figured it out considering they were located on a huge bookshelf in the playroom that was intended for us to play video games in. There must have been hundreds of magazines on the shelf filled with naked ladies. In fact, the first time I ever witnessed what a naked lady looked like was in a playboy magazine from that shelf. I remember staring at the pages as the pictures, unknowingly to me, burned into my brain like a branding iron to a cow. For years since then, I’ve struggled with these images and the new ones I would soon pour into my brain not realizing it would continue to drip like a poisonous acid to the very center of my being. I’m really sad that Hugh Hefner died. I am really sad that he probably never realized the truth about God. I am also sad that a world that demands for women to be equal and respected also praises the perverted use of a woman’s body for less than it was created for. It’s a controversial topic, but it’s one that hits close to home for me. Sex is supposed to be more magical than Disney world. And instead we accept this cheap, put together in a day and gone tomorrow Ferris wheel that everyone has ridden and puked on. I’m only speaking from experience.
The still recovering 12 year old (going on 32 this year) Michael Carvajal.
The Whosoevers’ co-founder Ryan Ries interviewed Austin Carlile, former lead singer from Of Mice & Men. Austin shared his story of growing up, being the lead singer of his former band, Of Mice & Men and his struggles with his health, which eventually led to him leaving the band. Through this whole journey Austin speaks about his relationship with God and how He transformed his life despite all the obstacles.
Check out the full interview here: https://youtu.be/kgo5bA1f4Ws
Ryan Ries praying for Austin and everyone who came to hear him speak that night.
We brought the ‘Kill the Noise’ tour into the classroom at Ganesha high school. It was a smaller version of our tour, but the intimate setting was still impactful to the students that were there. Thank you to Mrs. Duckett for opening her classroom to us.
We designed this board for our friend Israel Dejene of Megabiskate in Ethopia. Israel noticed kids in his neighborhood falling through the cracks in the system and wanted a way to engage and inspire them to stay positive. As an individual who was quickly developing a passion for skateboarding, Israel saw an opportunity to empower the kids in the neighborhood.
Here is another cool piece that Patrick recently did and this is what he had to say about it:
“Regarding the mural. I was hired by the City of Denver and the Urban Arts Fund to create a mural. The murals are painted in areas that are usually low income, high crime, high graffiti based areas. This one was done on the side of an older pool building in Ruby Hill Park in Denver. I had this idea to create a massive jellyfish flowing along a wall. I love the idea of sea life in city environments. It also gets people talking about the issues with pollution and endangered species. I loved how this piece turned out mainly due to its super vibrant colors in the area. I now have paint on some of my Whosoever clothes but I def wanna rock em when I can.”
Legendary skateboarder, Jamie Thomas — founder of Zero Skateboards collaboration with The Whosoevers. Jamie Thomas spoke to the students of Bowman High School in Santa Clarita, CA on the importance of having life goals, never giving up, and following through with their dreams. After the event we headed over to the local skatepark for pizza and best trick contest. Zero Skateboards and The Whosoevers limited skateboard deck and t-shirt collaboration scheduled to drop in Spring 2017!
The Whosoevers “Kill the Noise Tour” at Esperanza High School in Anaheim Hills, CA went off! Every time we go to a different school it remind us the importance why we go to these school because of all the struggles the youth go through.