Sports Perf. - South Africa

  • God's grace in serving South Africa

    Section: Sports Perf.

    "It was a pleasure for me and Devin to serve alongside the AIA South African staff and volunteers.  We all grew closer to God and toward each other, as we saw him work in so many ways." 

    For example, when Mufundo expressed "I have made peace with the fact that everything isn't about me, and that I can grow closer to God while using the talent he gave me. It makes sense to play for the glory of God rather than myself."

    My prayers for the staff and athletes in South Africa:

    * They will grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ
    * Receive the training needed
    * We pray they will desire to share God's love with others as they serve at UJ and TUT

    Jim - Tour Director

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  • South Africa...a photo is worth 1000 words

    Section: Sports Perf.

    Chris sharing with high schoolers, and sharing the gospel at TUT

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    Amanda sharing a meal, and a meaningful conversation with a UJ field hockey player.

    In eight days, we traveled from Johannesburg to Pretoria and back.  With us we brought an encouraging word, a listening ear, and faith that the God we worship loves us so much that he gave his son not only for us, but every student-athlete, coach, and faculty member at the University of Johannesburg and Tshwane University of Technology.

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  • South Africa...in their words

    Section: Sports Perf.

    Look to the scriptures in both the new and Old Testament, and we see that those who personally met God could barely speak... Let alone express their experience. In my week here working alongside three AIA staff, I have seen and felt God's hand at work in the hearts and minds of UJ students. I am at a loss for words, therefore let others speak for me.

    Chris Dirks, who directs and coordinates AIA in South Africa said this about the past week: "giving presentations about strength and conditioning has reinforced our credibility, and increased the interest of the faculty and staff on campus in what we do, and how we can be an asset to their programs. There is so much opportunity here, the question we face is placing our trust in the Lord and believing he will strategically place us in the right places here."

    "It is amazing to see what God can do through such a small team. We serve a faithful God who can use us to impact his kingdom, we just need to be willing," said Amanda, one of two AIA STINT interns serving for a term at UJ.

    "The AIA staff has taught me that character is more important than reputation. I feel myself growing every time I am with them, and I realize I play an important role in the lives of my teammates," Tshepo, a UJ soccer player said. Mfundo, his teammate added, "I have made peace with the fact that everything isn't about me, and that I can grow closer to God while using the talent he gave me. It makes sense to play for the glory of God rather than myself."

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