Four In A Row For Lipscomb Women’s Soccer Team

For the fourth time in as many years, the Lipscomb University Women’s Soccer Team spent their spring break on a Vision Trip to El Salvador. Kendall Alvey, Local Ministry Director for Sports Outreach, accompanied the team as they visited various outreach sites in the city of Nuevo Cuscatlán, the hub of activity for the ministry of Sports Outreach El Salvador. The team was there to “be the hands of God,” doing His will, serving in any way to bring His Good News to the people of El Salvador. During times of ministry in the Tomas Rodriquez community, the little kids smiled and hugged even though they could not understand each other’s language. Through team members’ vulnerability in sharing their stories, teenagers opened up to tell their own heartbreaking tales. Every story matters to God and they mattered to the women from Lipscomb as well. In fact, several are planning to become involved long-term through sponsoring a child through Sports Outreach.


Phiona Story Gaining Ground Globally
Photo courtesy of Muyingo Siraj, Kampala, Uganda

Photo courtesy of Muyingo Siraj, Kampala, Uganda

Type the name Phiona Mutesi into your search engine and you will get a growing list of websites where stories and photos of Phiona’s amazing life can be found. The teenage chess phenomenon from Katwe Slum in Kampala, Uganda has come a long way—this fall a Disney movie based on the book “The Queen of Katwe” is due to be released. For a sample of what is “out there” click on the following link to see what the Norwegian press is reporting.

http://www.bistandsaktuelt.no/nyheter/2016/fra-taper-til-sjakkdronning/


A Fruitful Cup

Each year the Sports Outreach team in Kampala, Uganda hosts the Resurrection Cup Soccer Tournament during Easter week.  Many teams participate and this year‪ the message of Jesus Christ was shared with over 200 players and spectators. Following the tournament the Good News Football Club witnessed 46 people make decisions to become Jesus followers!


Ballin’ for the Burg Registration Still Open

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May 21, 2016, is the date for the Second Annual Ballin’ for the Burg soccer tournament hosted by Sports Outreach at Lynchburg College.  Twelve teams participated last year in the round-robin style format and we are still looking for a few more teams for this year’s event.  If you are interested in signing up a team, being a sponsor, or helping as a volunteer please go to www.sportsoutreach.net or call our office at 434-582-4707.  We hope to see you there!