AIA Mission's Voice

  • Meet the Honduras Team: Joelle M.

    Section: Sports Perf.

    2017 Teams: Sports Perf. - Honduras

    Sports Perf. - Honduras

      Joelle is from Massachusetts, and she is a sophomore at Liberty University. She is studying Public Health and hopes to become a dietitian/nutritionist. After she completes her undergaduate degree, she plans to obtain her master’s degree in nutrition.

    She has a heart for ministry and missions and plans to utilize her passion for health and fitness in her future career.

    When asked abou the trip, Joelle said, "I am excited to experience a new culture and go internationally with Athletes in Action.

    I am excited to be around people who share the same passion as me, and I am excite to use sports as a connection with my team as well as with the Hondurans. I am looking forward to working with athletes and developing relationship with those God places around me."

    -Karisa for the team

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  • Day 1 - Training Camp

    Section: Soccer

    2017 Teams: Soccer - Spain Men

    AIA Men's Soccer Spain

    Today begins the first day of training camp here in Xenia and everyone has arrived safely from their various locations around the country. This will be my third consecutive soccer tour with Athletes in Action and each time brings back similar feelings and new excitement. 

    Even though we have just met each other, there is already a sense of community, friendship, and common purpose that is beginning to form among the group.  We’ve settled into our rooms, gone through a brief orientation, and held our first practice.  We are improving quickly and getting to know each other on and off the field as we begin to form a competitive team. Our days here are filled with as much physical, mental, and spiritual training as possible during the few days we have to prepare for the journey we have ahead of us. 

     Although the trip is just starting, I have a great feeling about it and I hope that we get to see God move in special ways as we train in Xenia and during our travels in Spain.  For me, these trips are always a huge blessing. I am very excited and thankful to be a part of a trip that I only had a few days to prepare for. Please continue to pray for us, the staff, and the people in Spain!

    -Tyler F. for the Team


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  • This Makes For the EnTHAIre Family

    Section: Volleyball

    2017 Teams: Volleyball - Thailand

    Volleyball - Thailand

    The day is here that you finally know the whole team. And in 4 days we will all be here in Xenia, Ohio learning and growing and laughing and crying. It's going to be really good. 

    So to finish off the team it is my pleasure to introduce you to our final two players. 

    Ginny Gerig is a setter at Austin Peay State University. Ginny is eager to see how God uses her and the sport of volleyball to build His Kingdom and make His name great. 

    I asked Ginny if she has a hidden talent. She said she can Spongebob. Yes I did have to google that... I absolutely can't wait to watch it and learn how to do it. For all of you who have no idea what that is like me, it's a dance. Ask Ginny to do it for you sometime.

    Last, but surely not least to complete our family of 21 (big family, I know) we have Alyssa Koenig.

    Alyssa is a middle blocker/utility player who graduated from the University of Utah in December. She is looking to go overseas soon so this trip to Thailand is an awesome opportunity for her to learn more about breaking down cultrual barriers and start sharing her faith.

    Now that you know the whole family headed over to Thialand please stay with us as we update you with schedule, things we are learning, all that we have laughed about, cried about and all the ways that God is moving that we are joining Him.

    Thank you for continued prayers. Prayer changes things.

    -Abby for the Team

    #GOAIAUSA     #Volleyball     #Thailand

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