Athletes in Action's Global Sports Blog
Aug 14, 2015
The men's basketball team to Colombia has successfully arrived on US soil. After landing in Miami the team said their good-byes and all headed their separate ways.
The Colombia tour was extremely successful spiritually and competitively. The team finished 9-0, taking down club and university teams from Northern and Southern Colombia. As a result of their games, clinics, and outreaches to local athletes, the team was able to share the gospel with thousands of people in Colombia.
The men ultimately grew in their own personal walks with Christ, enabling them to take the things they learned back to their universities and teams.
Matthew 28:19-20 "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teach them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
Aug 12, 2015
The men's basketball team in Colombia is currently 7-0 and 2-0 against Colombian national wrestlers, although they were 12 and 14.
Since Saturday, clinics have been held for over 100 kids in the local area and the gospel has been shared with well over 2,000 people here in Colombia. One of staff, Adam, was also interviewed for a local television station. The team also got a chance to spend time and fellowship with Olympic wrestlers and track & field stars.
Aside from things on the court, the team has been able to experience the beautiful Colombian culture. They have been able to partake in the popular dance culture in Colombia on a "chiva", a Colombian dance bus. The team has been treated to eat at Crepes and Waffles multiple times, a Colombian favorite, and has quickly taken the hearts of the players. Also had the chance to attend a local church and share our mission and testimonies with the congregation.
Aug 11, 2015
Today was our last full day in New Zealand, we fly out tomorrow night. We began the day starting our tour debrief coming up with our post-tour manifesto of writing down goals we feel the Lord is giving us for our next season of life after the tour. Then we went to a Hot Water Park for the afternoon. We then began a time of doing an affirmation time of speaking words of life into each of the guys on the team. We ended the night by hosting a meal and celebration time for our Host Families.