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Restoring Hope Transforming Lives


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What We Are About

Our Mission

The mission of Sports Outreach is to recruit, train, equip and deploy committed Christian leaders in the effective use of sports ministry for the purposes of sharing the Gospel and alleviating human suffering.

Sports Ministry Model

In the mission fields, our staff initially step on the field with community members providing sports TRAINING, sharing the TRUTH of the Gospel, and building TRUSTING relationships. As relationships develop, our staff step off the field to go DEEPER into lives through mentoring, to meet emotional, practical and spiritual needs through DISCIPLESHIP, and to equip people for the purpose of DEPLOYING the next generation of servant leaders.

Our Values

Sports Outreach does not discriminate in providing our outreach services to any individual for any reason. We are intentional to see that our mission, programs, and staff will embrace and incorporate strategies that are:

Practical. Sustainable. Burden Lifting.

Join the Mission

There are so many ways that you can help us to restore hope in the communities in which we serve.  Join the mission and be a part of transforming lives and restoring hope.

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"This was my first time in a developing nation, so it was very eye-opening for me to see how little people had in the material sense, yet how joyful they were and how welcoming they were to us visitors."

Rebecca / Uganda Mission Trip

"I saw God's power in action in another country and that was great! I was able to witness how God can work through every situation and He always wants to, so we just have to let Him in!"

Hanna / El Salvador Mission Trip

"This Kampala Ministry Center is going to be one of those ways in which Sports Outreach can reach out to the community and to the people in need."

Amber / Uganda Missions Trip

"I thank God and I'm very happy for your support because it has enabled me to be position one in my class! I promise to work hard to achieve my dream career as an Engineer!"

Kyalo / Andrew Popp Scholar, Kenya

"Education has changed my life.  I could not go to school, I could not know the better things."

Stella / Andrew Popp Scholar - Uganda

"Being able to play basketball in Africa was crazy cool. I never thought my passion for missions and the sport that I love would collide. The trip was an incredible experience. Sports Ministry has inspired me like none other and I want to do the internship in Gulu maybe sometime next year after I graduate."

Karlie / Uganda Missions Trip

“The faith that every person that we met has is incredible. It was so restoring and truly inspiring to see people that have almost nothing wholeheartedly believe in the power of prayer and have complete trust in God and his plan.”

Kari / Lynchburg College Mission Trip to Uganda

“When you put yourself outside your comfort zone, it allows God to work in amazing ways.”

Kristin / AROMA Mission Trip to Kenya

“Part of being a servant is to know who you are serving. Don’t be afraid to learn about different culture."

Karrington / AROMA Mission Trip to Kenya

“Serving with Sports Outreach is a great opportunity to see the love of Christ in action. From the moment, we arrived we were loved on and cared for. Sports Outreach truly seeks to empower people to live Christ-centered fulfilling lives.”

Kim / Brentwood Church Mission Trip

"When you travel and see new places and new cultures, you learn and see new and different attributes of God. Here in Uganda, I saw God’s immense and immeasurable joy."

Ashlyn / Mission Trip to Uganda

"My life use to be full of worries.  Worries about what my family and I were going to eat. I used to live hoping this story will be over one day.  The empowerment I have received from the Sports Outreach sponsorship program and my coaches has helped me to see life differently. I am being fed spiritually and physically now." 

Karla / El Salvador Child Sponsorship

"As my second time there, I was able to see the growth of the ministry. There are some wonderful things happening in El Salvador that I believe are improving lives and bringing people to Christ."

Sue / El Salvador Mission Trip

"There are too many stories to list here, but know that the staff of SOM and the volunteers that came alongside our team left an indelible mark on our lives. Each staff member, volunteer and patient has a story and each story had impact on us. The faith, trust, joy and obedience of our Ugandan brothers and sisters is an inspiration to each and every one of us.".

Bishop / Uganda Medical Mission Trip

"I learned to never judge a book by its cover. I learned that it doesn't require having a lot of or excess of possessions to give. I learned that God definitely uses the ones the world considers the least of these to sometimes make the greatest impact."

Lindsay / Uganda Mission Trip
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