Just like many of our skaters, Diego grew up in a broken home, he was young child when his father decided to get out of the picture
Our friend Diego Astete has become an active servant and leader of the Urban Action Project. At 22 years old, Diego continues to develop a deep calling to love God and serve skaters in our city.
Just like many of our skaters, Diego grew up in a broken home, he was young child when his father decided to get out of the picture and from that moment on Diego was left at the care of his grandmother while Diego's mother spent all her days working to make ends meet. But How Great the Father love for us, right? - it was during this difficult time that Diego's grandmother shared the gospel of Jesus Christ with him and begin taking him to church with her every Sunday. Skateboarding came around just at the perfect time for Diego, giving him a way to stay out of trouble and a new way to see the world. Now with loads of natural talent for skateboarding and the desire to love and serve God, Diego is now using his talent and his story to share the Gospel and represent Christ among our local skate culture.
We are stoked because on Friday, April 3, Diego will fly to Barcelona Spain to do a Discipleship Training School with YWAM. The focus of this school is to grow spiritually and to learn how to better use his passion for skateboarding to share Christ. Diego will be in Barcelona for two months attending the YWAM ministry school, then he will travel around Europe for two months with the outreach skate team, building relationships with local skaters and shredding all day as they preach the gospel. While Diego is learning we have several projects and people that will help us continue our regular outreach projects here in Santiago. After the school is done, Diego plans to return to work with Urban Action and start studying English at a local university.
We want to thank you so much for praying for Diego while he is discipled and trained. May God be praised for the transformation and restoration of the world through His love and the work being done for His glory here in Santiago, Chile.