Urban Eagles (Judea)
7 days until REACH 2015! Today’s featured mission agency is Urban Eagles with Missionary Athletes International (Judea –The United States)
Missionary Athletes International (MAI) MAI began in 1983 in California and is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).
MAI has a passion to share the message of Jesus Christ with people around the world through the sport of soccer. Since soccer is the world’s most popular sport, more countries belong to FIFA, the organization that governs international competition, than belong to the United Nations! Roll out a soccer ball almost anywhere in the world and you will attract a crowd of children. Through the common enjoyment of this world-wide sport, we are able to build relationships that allow us to share the message of God’s redeeming love.
MAI’s Mission: “Our mission is to glorify God and see lives transformed by communicating the message of Jesus Christ through the global environment of soccer.”
MAI’s Vision: Our vision is to generate teams of influential coaches and players who inspire people to flourish in and for Christ wherever they are planted
Locations: Charlotte, Chicago, Los Angeles in the US; Kenya, Japan, Ukraine internationally
MAI has a 30+ year history of sports ministry with a proven history of using soccer as an effective tool for ministry. During this time, tens of thousands of children have participated in MAI camps where they received Bible teaching and the presentation of the Gospel. In addition, over 50 International Tours have ministered successfully in countries on six continents. All players who participate on MAI teams go through its Sports Ministry Training (SMT) program. The purpose of sports ministry training is to equip players and coaches to be followers of Jesus Christ, sent to love and serve others.
Learn more about Missionary Athletes International, who they are and how they help at www.maisoccer.com/getinvolved/Urbanl.