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  • Jul 6, 2015

    Tennis in Murrieta, CA

    The AIA Tennis team would like to thank The Murrieta Tennis Club and Tennis Director Scott Dickey for hosting our “Tennis for Everyone” event July 1.  

    We had a great time teaching tennis and sharing Jesus with about 50 adults and kids at Murrieta Tennis Club.  We enjoyed the tennis, food, and encouraging Gospel message during our 3-hour tennis event.  Please check out the recap video from the event.

    -Rich Benson

  • Jul 6, 2015

    Director of the Colombia Basketball Tour: Jonathan Peaslee

    Jonathan Peaslee will be the director of this year's 2015 Men's Basketball Tour to Colombia. Peaslee grew up in Danville, Illinois where his passion for basketball began. He went on to play basketball at Mid-America Christian University. During his time at MACU, he had an opportunity to go on tour with Athletes in Action to Mauritius, Africa. There, Peaslee was able to play basketball at the international level and learned how to share his faith effectively. 

    On his second tour to India, he saw the Lord work through their efforts to reach athletes with the Gospel. It wa then that the Lord readied his heart to join AIA full time. Peaslee has worked as a staff member since fall of 2012 and is currently working in the basketball department. 

    Pealsee is excited about the team the Lord has put together for this tour.

    "It will be great to see firsthand how the team will learn and grow together through the joys and difficulties that this tour will present," Peaslee said. 

    This will be a special tour as the team will be working with two of Colombia's AIA staff while in country, Piedad and Riad. "They both have a genuine heart for serving God through sport and they will be a joy to partner with while we are there," Peaslee said. 

     "International basketball tours are one of the main reasons I joined staff with AIA," Peaslee added. "Countless opportunities to share our faith combined with accelerated growth in our walk with the Lord provides a basketball experience like no other."

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