Athletes in Action's Global Sports Blog
May 23, 2013
Athletes in Action will be launching this year’s women’s volleyball tour in June 2013. From June 1 - 17 the team will be competing in Puebla, Mexico at the Universidad De Las Americas Puebla (UDLAP), one of Mexico’s top Universities.
The team’s primary purpose is to use the platform of volleyball to accelerate local AIA ministry and to share Christ with local players, coaches, and officials. All of our team members will have the opportunity to share their faith in both one-on-one and group settings.
Please commit these team members to prayer. We are less than two weeks from the start of our project!
Women’s Volleyball - Mexico Team Roster
May 23, 2013
Today we wrapped up training camp with our 2 final practices. We used the time to focus on sharpening our offensive sets and defensive schemes. We also want to make sure our guys get as many game shots as possible before our 3 game stretch in 3 days. The guys closed training camp on a great note. For only 3 days of work, they have grown in their basketball skills as well as their faith by leaps and bounds. You can tell the Lord is working through us. Our 3 game stretch comes at a great time, the guys are anxious to play against competition after battling each other for 7 practices. We took a different approach to our Bible study today. We were fortunate enough to have Troy DeVries share his story with us and how God has blessed his life. Troy grew up in just north of Seattle. He attended University of New Mexico and is currently in his 8th year playing professional basketball. He brought a professional basketball perspective as well as a strong spiritual perspective. It was great to see the guys make eye contact with him and ask him questions throughout his talk. Along with our first game, we have our first of two service projects tomorrow. We will be going to a local school and putting on a basketball clinic for over 75 kids. It will be great to give back to the community and be able to teach a younger basketball culture about the game of basketball.
May 22, 2013
Here is a short video on what is going on in Mongolia by Stephen Barrett and Sukhee.