Sports Performance - South Africa
Back in the US, I remember the Sports Performance tour to Cape Town as a week of surprising answers to prayer. Every day God opened doors of ministry to faculty and students at UWC (University of the Western Cape) and surprised with His creativity and creation. Penguins were just the start of a week of surprises.
On Monday we "happened" to meet the head of the School of Sports Medicine while walking on campus. He invited us to speak to his calss of 2nd year students! We also met the ehad of the Rugby team and she invited us to work the sidelines and help prep athletes for the game on Satruday. We were also invited to speak to the faculty of the School of Sports Medicine and we met with the head of the Athletic department and student gym. I could go on and on.
Tuesday we spoke to over 50 2nd year students and gave them DVDs of AIA's new Olympic Video, Struggle and Triumph. Forty students indicated that they wanted more info about AIA and over ten of them either want to be in a Bible study or learn about how they can have a relationship with Christ. After meeting with the faculty we were invited to speak to a first year class of nearly 100 students!
And the doors kept opening. By the end of the week we had conducted three strength and conditioning seminars for students, a training session for the gym staff of trainers, met with over a dozen faculty, and connected at least six upper-classman believers and faculty with AIA. At the invitation of the school AIA may bring trainers and athletes as often as possible!
According to Dominic, the sole AIA staff member in Cape Town, "The SP team that came down generated huge momentum for AIA on the UWC campus. Speaking in lectures, training staff and also working with athletes...This has created a strong foundation to branch off from for this second half of the year."
~~ Michael for the Team
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