December 25, 2008

Scott Paschal’s Extreme Christmas…

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , , , at 6:34 pm by Scott Paschal

Tomorrow is the big day.xtr_banner_0809_print_8x1

I’m going Xtreme. Check this out… Xtreme.

On Dec 26th at 6am I’m driving to Gatlinburg, TN, right in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains!

Along the way I’m picking up my longtime Christian tennis academy student, Newbie, who is coming along for a GREAT EXPERIENCE of listening to among the finest Christian speakers and music artists in the world during this gathering of tens of thousands of Christian teens and young adults.

But, not only am I excited about Xtreme, I also have the opportunity to attend Connect in Pigeon Forge, TN!

Newb and I will first drive to Birmingham, Alabama, to the house of my friend, David Nasser. We’re picking up his merch for the events.  After we load up the merch, we will drive to Gatlinburg and check into our amazing lodging… which is a huge log home/cabin in the mountains!

The place will have everything… full kitchen, huge game room, 3-4 bedrooms, 2-3 story, 2-3 balconies (these last 3 depend on size we receive!), pool table, air hockey, full size arcade games, rustic log furnishings… amazing views.

Check out this list of speakers I’ll be able to study…

  • Josh McDowell
  • Johnny Hunt
  • Tony Nolan
  • Ergun Caner
  • Tony Nolan
  • Dave Edwards
  • Bo Boshers
  • Darren Whitehead
  • David Nasser

Now, take a look at the Christian bands…!

  • Third Day
  • Relient K
  • Newsong
  • Disciple
  • Barlow Girl
  • Unhindered
  • Jeremy Camp
  • Starfield
  • Leeland

Newbie and I will sell merch at Nasser’s table in Pigeon Forge during Connect.  And during Xtreme. Merch tables close during sessions, so we will be able to enjoy the speakers and bands!  Plus, we get ” All Access” passes which allow us to see all the neat stuff that most people don’t get to see.

Melody and Rachel will also be in Gatlinburg!  They are in Texas for Christmas, right now, and will probably drive to Birmingham and spend the night at Nasser’s house tomorrow nite before finishing the long drive.  Mel and Rach will work Nasser’s merch table in Gatlinburg… and with 6000-7000 teens and youth pastors there it can get really busy.  Sue, Joe’s Mom, is planning to fly in to spend time with us, too!

Awesome Gatlinburg, TN.  Skiiing, Mountains, Resort Town!

Awesome Gatlinburg, TN. Skiing, Mountains, Resort Town!

Last year, Anastasia and Putri came with us to Xtreme!  This year they are at home in Ukraine and Indonesia, and Newbie gets to take their place!

I’m excited.  International Christian Tennis Association been going to this event after Christmas for a lot of years.

It’s something I look forward to… the drive, the mountains, the trees… the “backstage catered food”, the speakers, the bands… the amazing cabin, the resort mountain town, tens of thousands of teens….

And spending time with friends…

What a great way to spend the New Year and get closer to God!

And, you know what? In addition to all of this…

I’m really looking to the road trip with Newb.  I’ve coached Newb (aka: Jon) for 4 years.

He’s going to college soon.

This is a rare time God has given me to spend time with him, just the two of us on a 1800 mile road trip.  Will be a good time.

God bless & Merry Christmas!

Coach Scotty



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