(First of all, the LYRICS of this song crack me up because they describe Mo to a T! For all of you that know him, am I right? Keely, think “crocs”)
I want to take a few minutes to brag on my man! Besides God and his family, the above picture shows everything that he loves in this world…the ocean and these boys! If you have ever visited here, you have most likely met Golita, Dioni, Seba, and Gaba. Mo truly feels that God did not give him biological sons because He had these boys waiting for him here in La Represa. There isn’t a day that goes by that these boys do not come by our house…usually just in time for dinner!
So many times, Mo questions whether he has done enough here. I know that there are times where he feels unappreciated or under valued for the work that he has done here. I can say, with zero hesitation, that Mo has been an amazing servant for God here in La Represa. He heard God’s call on his life, gathered his family, and went. He gave up a lucrative business to follow God’s calling because he simply could not say “No”.
Mo has over 60 boys in the Surf Ministry. I continue to be in awe of how God has used Mo and surfing to be able share God’s word! Many of the boys don’t even want to surf. However, through this program, he has been able to offer a safe place for the boys to hang out, share a meal, and share the Gospel. Mo puts it best when he says, “We want to fill their bellies and their souls!” ALL of the boys have added so much to our lives. Mo has literally lost sleep over these boys. He has had to have difficult conversations with them because, more important than ANYTHING, he wants to help grow God-loving, men of integrity! He has walked alongside them, loved them, and corrected them when they needed it.
So…Mo, yes…you have done a great job! You have “ran the race that God put before you”…and you have done it with a servant heart. You have been a father, leader, and great example to all of these boys.
Now, all of you know these things too!