Sports Friends (Samaria)
13 days until REACH 2015! Today’s featured mission agency is Sports Friends (Samaria – underserved communities and people)
Sports Friends has a vision is to see a global movement of local church-centered sports ministries transforming lives and strengthening communities with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Their mission is to equip churches in Africa, Asia, and South America to make disciples of youth, their families, and their communities through strategic sports ministry.
Sports serve as a magnet—a universal language that can bridge the gap between the church and the community. All over the world, children, youth, and young adults are playing sports in the city streets and in rural fields, filling sports stadiums, and hanging out around ping pong and foosball tables. They are passionate about sports! We want to tap into that passion to introduce these young people and their families to the love and Word of God.
Sports also provide a natural environment for discussions around character issues and life lessons such as self-control, teamwork, honesty, respect for authority, and commitment. These discussions often present opportunities to transition to the truths of the Bible. The impact of a sports minister who demonstrates God's love can be tremendous—transforming the lives of youth, their families, and their communities.
Sports Friends works across 4 continents and 15 countries including the United States, Peru, Paraguay, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Nigeria, Niger, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, India, Thailand & SE Asia.
Learn more about Sports Friends, who they are and how they help at www.sports-friends.org.