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Big World Project exists to raise funds to build orphanages and safe houses for people who suffer greatly from poverty, homelessness, and injustice. We continue to seek ways to work together in this approach to transform lives. In 2014, Big World Project assisted in building one children’s home. By the end of 2016, they will also assist with completing a second home at the Kampala Ministry Center.
Coach Jay’s Chess Academy has been teaching chess to students K-12 for over two decades. What started with only a handful of students in 1993 as Chess For Kids, over time grew as the youth of Santa Clarita, California began to fall in love with chess. Over 35,000 students have come through CYCL’s doors over the years. Sports Outreach is honored to be able to partner with this organization that provides us with the necessary training material that we use throughout our chess ministry program.
Faith and Freeways‘ mission is to make known the impact of the local church through Social Media. Sports Outreach jointly partners with the local church to assist them engage in their local community.
Freedom 4/24 exists to raise awareness of the sexual exploitation and human trafficking of women and children around the world and to provide financial support to partner organizations dedicated to bringing freedom and doing justice. Freedom 4/24 has partnered with SOI to construct a Girls Rescue Home at the Good News Community Center at Koro Farm in Gulu. This home is called, Christine’s House and it currently houses 20 young girls and their children. Please take two minutes to meet a few of these beautiful young girls!
Gleaning For The World responds to major disasters all over the world. Disasters require an immediate response. Often times, communities are unprepared to respond to these tragic events. That is where they come in. Gleaning for the World has been a partner of Sports Outreach for years with their assistance in countless supplies and assistance in delivering the goods overseas to the communities to which we serve.
HumanKind strives to strengthen individuals and families through care, counseling, and education. With the partnership of HumanKind, they provide space for our weekly local outreach programs, housing for our summer interns and an opportunity to collaborate on bettering our community.
Lighthouse Missions exists to show the Love of Christ for the people of downtown Lynchburg and the surrounding communities by serving in practical ways and providing a dignified environment for spiritual growth. Sports Outreach partners with Lighthouse Mission on a weekly basis for our local outreach programs with inner-city youth.
Lynchburg College has been a faithful partner over the past several years through their initiative on many fundraising events as well as trips to Africa to encourage SOI staff. Also, Dr. Todd Olsen, Professor of Health Promotion, leads out the Public Health initiative in our mission fields and through his yearly trips teaches a public health course.
In Northern Uganda Sports Outreach helped to birth and plant New Foundations Community Ministry with the purpose of expanding and planting healthy churches by utilizing an indigenous church method and leadership. Pastor Aloysius Kyazze, former Director of Uganda serves as the lead Elder over this Church Ministry.
No Walls Ministry is one of our newest ministry partners for our local outreach. No Walls mission is to help churches work cross-culturally and cross-denominationally to meet the needs of the local community. Their main goal is to see lives restored and made new through Christ! We are so excited to watch this partnership grow as we expand our reach in the City of Lynchburg.
Project Home Children’s Foundation was started in 2010 out of a deep desire to help underprivileged children through various activities and means of support. Motivated by the love and mercy we’ve received from Jesus Christ, we are dedicated to supporting orphanages, education, and other programs for underprivileged children around the world–particularly those who are orphaned or have special needs. PHCF has become a monthly supporter to the Kampala Ministry Center Children’s Homes. We are so thankful for their commitment and desire to stand beside us!
Proven Men‘s mission is, “to equip, empower, and educate the Bride of Christ regarding sexual sin so that she may experience growth, healing, and freedom through the power of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.” Proven Men serve with Sports Outreach on joint short-term mission trips to our mission fields, share training, and jointly work on service projects with us.
Silent Images has partnered with SOI to share the story of the ministry through pictures and videos. We are grateful for their talent.
“It’s really good for good people to be working with our children. You can make connections through sports, which you cannot make through other avenues,” Gunnoe said. Read More.
“Our inner cities suffer from what many inner cities suffer: breakdown of the family unit,” Caylor said. It is apparent that Caylor’s support for SOI’s work is more than just talk, but rather, a deeply held conviction rooted in his faith. Read More.
“We talk a lot about their identity and their worth and value. They are constantly wrestling with their identity in Christ versus their identity as a soccer player. Who you’re becoming in Christ is more important than what you achieve between the lines,” Hain said. Read More.