“Your prayers and gifts to the poor have come up as a memorial offering before God”.
WE LOVE BECAUSE HE FIRST LOVED US
Christmas has become so commercialized that many people have lost sight of the fact that it marks the day we celebrate the birth of Jesus. The celebration usually includes gifts—tangible reminders of the gift that God offers to all mankind—eternal life through His son, Jesus. In our quest to find just the right gift for that special someone, not many of us stop to think that our gift is actually a symbol. However, for the communities where our international staff serves, most people cannot afford to exchange gifts, even if they knew the meaning behind the tradition!
For approximately twenty years, Sports Outreach staff members have been identifying “the poorest of the poor” and providing special gifts during the Christmas season. Slum children are invited to a Christmas party, clothes and shoes are given to kids, and food staples are provided to families. The Good News of Jesus’ birth is shared and many people have put their trust in Him as their Savior during this time. Moses Mawa (SOM Uganda) shares, “On giving out the packs to the families, one lady, after receiving the pack, knelt down and burst into tears, and started praising God in a loud voice. She confessed that she did not know how she was going to feed her four children on Christmas day as her husband left her two years ago.” Powerful!
Below are specific ways that you can partner with Sports Outreach to share God’s love during the Christmas season. Just mark “other” on the response card and write in which option you are giving toward. Peoples’ lives will be blessed and God will get the glory as His message of hope is proclaimed.
The Sports Outreach Ministry Team
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- Do you want to learn more about the work of Sports Outreach, we would love to speak with you.
- Are you interested in short-term mission trip opportunities with Sports Outreach?
- Do you know anyone who would like to be a coach or has a passion for sports ministry?