DANIEL DYCK (CANADA)
Name: Daniel Dyck
Headquaters: Abbotsford, Canada
Occupation: Wakeboarding, Guitar,
Sponsors: Liquid Force, Jetpilot, straightline, dragon, Performance Watersports, Eternal riders
Favorite Scripture: And I can't stop! If I say I'll never mention the LORD or speak in his name, his word burns in my heart like a fire. It's like a fire in my bones! I am weary of holding it in! Jeremiah 20:9
Gave my life to Jesus: Summer 1994
I was born Nov 4, 1990 in Abbotsford B.C. Canada. I have lived here all my life and have always had a solid upbringing. I was born into a Christian family with two older sisters. Church is something I have always remembered and I accepted Jesus as my savoir and redeemer at four years. It wasn't really until grade 6 that I gave my life to Him and ever since I have been increasing this act of surrender. Surrender is quite difficult for anyone I would say, and so like every human being it is something I have always struggled with but slowly and defiantly surely I am finding a way, by God's grace, to give up my life. I can thankfully say that I have always had a growing relationship with Christ. Looking back God has done a lot of cool things in my life which defiantly increased my faith. Something God has really taught me in the past and still teaching me is intercessory. God has created a desire in me to pray. Throughout school, and even now, this has been a huge reason to my growing intimacy with God. I feel like God has and is developing this intercessory heart in me for my ministry farther down in my life.
In the Future I really look forward to getting closer to the heart of God, but as for my passions and plans I want to use my wakeboarding to bring Christ's love through my riding, coaching, and actions. God has blessed me with the opportunity to wakeboard at a high level and I defiantly want to use this gift to bring honor and glory back to God. As for right at this time at the age of 19 I am not completely sure if I am to continue wakeboarding as a career or use it as a different avenue. For the past two years I have basically been riding to make a living out of it. I have competed in high competitive contests such as World's, and the Pro Tour. So, either I continue, and make a goal of being on the top of the podium at World's and bring glory to Christ in the pro wakeboard scene, or teach wakeboarding and influence those who are in my spot in trying to be the world champion wakeboarder, or the kids that just want to have fun with this sport. Either choice I want to make a goal of bring "God's lost sheep together into His pen" (John 10:16).
My main focus is to know the heart of God, to know His intimacy and love. I want everything to derive from that goal. From my career to my hobbies, relationship, and to my words and actions I want so shine the love of Christ and bring glory to his name. I so long for my riding to be a part of my ministry and I am so thankful that God hasn't given up on me and my dreams. I have begun to realize to love of my Father because there has been so many times where my words and actions haven't brought glory to God. And know that God loves everyone the same and he hasn't given up on me and he won't give up on you. Through all our trials, pain, and struggles God is still good and He will never forsake us.