Athletes in Action's Global Sports Blog
Jul 29, 2014
Did you ever wonder how playing basketball (or any other sport) could make an immeasurable impact on your life, as well as the lives of many others around the world?
Is it worth 3 minutes to see how God could give you the experience of a lifetime while impacting eternity? Get a glimpse into this years basketball project to Guatemala!
Now you know. The question now, how can you be a part?
Jul 28, 2014
Before heading over to the tennis courts for practice, we stopped McCormick's creek state park to admire the waterfall.
The team stopped for a picture after our free clinic with a local high school boys tennis team.
The team enjoyed practicing at Indidana University in preperation for the ITA Tennis Tournament on the weekend. We were able to go into Assembly Hall and even shoot a few hoops. Go Hoosiers!
Jul 27, 2014
Can’t believe it’s our last night all together in Togo. What an amazing experience these past two weeks have been. We've shared some unforgettable laughs and experienced God at work in many lives. Our team has really bonded and we can already tell the goodbye is not going to be easy. Magloire found a nice hotel on the beach for us to debrief and process these last two weeks! The trifecta was in place...flushing toilets, electricity and hot water! What more could you ask for?
After getting situated we made our way to the beach to take one last team picture in our matching Togo shirts the General got us the night before! We accomplished the jumping picture and Nicole also found her hidden talent in being a cheerleader!
Later that night we all made our way to the roof top where we made our way around the table encouraging one another and reminiscing on the last few weeks together.
To sum up the trip I think Melissa's "special poem" says it all:
Four set out
With one to meet
To a country in Africa
All covered in deet
From the states to Togo
To places in between
We were all brought together
By forces unseen
From Lome to Kara
Kpalime as well
Spread the word, gather up
We have Jesus story to tell
No fear of Ebola
Has stopped this crew
Even though there was a little bleeding
And a monkey slap or two
There were jokes of sandwiches
And anaconda milk
Elephants hugs and back flip stunts
We learned not to put water on the table
And to wear earplugs at night
Nothing got this team down
Despite su-pre-zeys left and right
Together such a short time
But making fast friends
Not knowing Gods plans
But hoping the ripple effect never ends