Athletes in Action's Global Sports Blog
May 22, 2013
Great day at training camp today. Started the day with a high ropes course, shared our 4 H's (a quick way to get to know each other. Hero, Highlight, Heartbreak and Heritage) We grilled out after the ropes course and in the afternoon had our first practice on the court. After practice Rachel Stankus (Team Director Jason's wife) led a training time in how to share the Gospel message. A great first 24 hours. We also got a scare about a missing passport that did not arrive in the overnight mail, but after lots of phone calls it was hunted down and found and should be on its way for tomorrow. It was a hint of the spiritual realities that we face and forcing us to depend upon the Lord for this project. It was used to bond our team in prayer as we were able to pray over this situation.
Here is a short video recap from Anthony about Day 2:
May 21, 2013
WELCOME TO THE AIA MEN'S SOUTHEAST AFRICA SOCCER BLOG
We will be starting our tour off in Bulembu, Swaziland (June 5th) for the first week along with our women’s soccer tour team. While there we have invited other AIA staff and volunteers from all of South East Africa to join us. One of the key AIA staff in South Africa, Elasto, will be joining our tour along with several players. During our time in Bulembu we will train together in preparation for games, we will go through ministry training, and we will also walk through integrating faith in sport. We will also be running camps for the kids in Bulembu during this time.
After the first week the we will then head out to Zambia (June 13th), along with Elasto and the other South African players. During the next 10 days in Zambia we will be playing games against community teams, and running soccer camps in various communities.
You’ll have the opportunity to hear from our team members throughout the journey through Swaziland and Zambia. We look forward to seeing how God will use us in Africa, and how He wants to refine us to be greater vessels in His mission to reach people around the world.
As we prepare for Africa. Please be in prayer for the following:
- Visas, funds and pre-trip preparations run smoothly
- Safe travel as our 14 members (incl. 3 staff) make the journey to Heathrow airport where we will meet face-to-face for the first time and travel together to Africa
- That our hearts would be prepared to serve the Lord through sport and to love those we come in contact with
We Look Forward To Bringin You On Tour With Us Through This Blog. We Will Update As Frequently As Possible.
May 21, 2013