Encourage one another, and build each other up.
1 Thessalonians 5:11
Sports transcend borders: Geographical, socio-economic, and theological borders. Everyone is welcomed and everyone is loved.
We support baseball, futbol, kickball, basketball, and volleyball on the land as a way to interact and disciple the youth of surrounding communities.
Every week, we head to the sports fields to play baseball, futbol, and kickball. Weekends are often filled with basketball games. Fans from surrounding communities come out to support their teams and enjoy some local vendors. We support local athletes by providing jerseys, equipment, and shoes. They know who we are, where we are, and our purpose. Sports time allows us to create relationships with each person and invite them into smaller groups.
Young people are very much at risk where we serve. With few opportunities and many unhealthy distractions, the environment fosters destructive behaviors in our community. Sports provide a healthy environment – both physically and spiritually. We take the opportunity to share the Good News at halftime as well as support team Bible studies in homes or in the streets. Sports give the youth a safe place to come and grow together.