Commonwealth Games Allow Chess to Make its Move

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Last month Sports Outreach partnered with the Virginia Chess Federation to sponsor a chess tournament at the 2016 Virginia Commonwealth Games at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. Twenty-four players of all ages played to compete for bronze, silver and gold medals.  Many expressed thanks for the tournament as there are not many held in the Central Virginia area.

Queen of Katwe also Making its Move


Queen of Katwe movie screenings have begun with one of the first being at the US Chess Open in Indianapolis, IN, which was held the first week of August.  Beatriz Marinello with Chess Educators in New York was responsible for the showing.  Please stay tuned for a possible screening near you and for more updates!

El Salvador Team Visits Honduras School

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Humberto Alferez (Sports Outreach Director for El Salvador) and a few other members of the El Salvador staff team recently returned from their annual ministry trip to a school in Honduras that has about 500 students. While there they facilitated outdoor activities, sporting events and a cinema forum. Pray for those who heard the message of Jesus, that they would make a decision to serve Him with heart, soul mind and strength.

Brentwood Church Team Introduces Waymaker Vision

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Earlier this month thirty-five men participated in the first session of Waymaker Men as it was presented by Brentwood team members in Gulu, Uganda. Waymakers is a vision of Brentwood Church (Lynchburg, VA) and is designed to grow ministry in the U.S. and overseas by making a way for more people to come to know Jesus, by providing hope and providing opportunity. Waymaker Men is a segment of that and is a men’s leadership program that teaches how God has called men into the roles of Protector, Provider, Partner and Parent, very needful subjects in the villages of Northern Uganda.

EmpowerME Snapshot

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During a July 2016 Vision Trip to Uganda, while accompanying Lipscomb University (Nashville, TN), Sports Outreach’s David Granda spent time with his EmpowerME sponsored child, Lillian Lapola. A very meaningful time was spent getting to know one another as he visited her school.

New Pre-School Will Benefit Five Times More Children

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Construction of a new building to house the pre-school at Koro Farm (near Gulu, Uganda) is wrapping up and as a result, attendance will increase from 80 children to 400 children a day. The expanded pre-school was made possible through a donation from Terrell and Cheri Lanier actively involved friends of the ministry from Lynchburg, VA.

All the new students generate a great need for. . . SCHOOL SUPPLIES!
As this is the time of year when many of us are thinking of going back to school or purchasing school supplies for children or grandchildren, perhaps you might consider providing funds for supplies for the Ugandan children as well. They would certainly see them as blessings from God, and no amount would be too small!