International Gathering Scholarships
We have a number of partial scholarships built into the gathering costs available upon request from your national CS leader. You can also adopt an emerging world leader or donate a scholarship when registering.
Sponsor a Leader
CS Costa Rica
Esteban is a young man from Playa Esterillos in Costa Rica. He is currently a leader of CS Esterillos and is the worship leader at Pura Vida Church. This year he went on a short-term mision of CS Costa Rica to support CS Cuba, and this has bought a new vision of how CS can impact local communities.
Francois & Marieta van Heerden
CS South Africa
Francois has recently been appointed as the National Director of CS South Africa. God has placed on Francois’ heart a burning desire to see the surfers of South Africa saved. Francois and his wife Marieta are attending the CSI Conference to gain exposure to CS around the world that will inspire and equip them for the role.
Matheus Iglesias is the state leader of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Surfing has grown in a huge way in Brazil, as has the demand for a Christian Surfers presence. Matheus is in transition to the National Team for CS Brazil and the conference will empower and prepare him for this challenging work in surf communities.
Babu is 21-years-old and in love with Jesus. He is a selfless leader in his local Muslim, Buddhist, and Hindu community, serving and loving unconditionally through many different church and community activities. He has been discipled for the last 8 years by Surfing The Nations and is hungry to grow and learn more.
Andre & Yvette Holl
Andre and Yvette work on the streets amongst poor communities. They host a fellowship in their home and head up CS on the island. They have a deep desire to see the surfing community of Mauritius won for Christ. Living on an island can be a very isolating space, so they long to enjoy the fellowship of conference.
Janine is a powerhouse single mom who has been on staff with CS South Africa for a number of years and currently also serves on the CSI team as Roy Harley's assistant. She also plays the vital role of managing our CSI database. It is essential for her to have the exposure at conference to the mission she is on staff with.
South East Asia Leader
Creative Access Nation
Joseph (not real name) is labouring in a creative access nation, having a great impact for Christ. After failed attempts to make it to previous international conferences, we are praying that he can finally make his first conference to share his unique story of how surfing is accessing closed countries. Please support this dear brother.