3/20 was formed November of 2005 as a means of using the founder’s, Chris and Kathy, gifts of water sports and leadership to draw more people to Christ. They began with five Lake Days in 2006 and quickly discovered that many “at risk” students do not swim, have never been to the lake or in a wakeboard boat.
Our mission is to motivate and equip believers to use their gifts as a tool for sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ.
“We rewarded our elected leaders from last quarter and this quarter with a Leadership Training and fun day on the lake with Chris and Kathy Medlin of 3/20 Watersports. The Medlin’s ministry teaches leadership skills, biblical virtues, and confidence in watersports.”
Alan Hahn, Iron Academy
We have found that we can make a WAKE (difference) in the lives of students by providing a safe, fun day at the lake. Our Lake Day program challenges troubled and hurting students to try something new – kneeboard or wakeboard – in a protected environment surrounded by volunteers encouraging and cheering them on.
Summer Wake Crew
“I remember beginning the internship not sure whether or not I would be able to really contribute to the team. I felt like my life and struggles were going to be so insignificant compared to the struggles of the kids we were going to be working with. But Kathy, through much encouragement and training, helped me overcome that fear and give my personal testimony to a group of girls.”
Mileah, high school student
“Once a week, early in the morning, we would get together for a devotion out on the water. The study we were doing really showed me how to dig deeper into God’s Word and it also taught me how to break down scripture to understand exactly what I’m reading.”
Emily, high school student
Summer Wake Crew
3/20 Watersports Ministry
3401 Broughton Drive
Durham, NC 27704