Firsthand Look At The New Ministry Center
Sports Outreach staff in El Salvador is thanking God for His provision for this place of ministry. The center provides office space, a meeting room and accommodations for small ministry teams. Humberto Alferez, Sports Outreach El Salvador director says “Many good things are happening in this place. Please watch the video. If you want to share it we will thank you very much.”
And Speaking of El Salvador…
Last month a group from Elim Christian Services (www.elimcs.org) spent several days with Sports Outreach staff members providing educational and support training at Vito Guarato, Pedro Pablo Castillo School, and the community. The group’s mission is to “equip individuals with disabilities to achieve their highest God-given potential so they may live their lives glorifying Him!” A highlight of the time was taking 25 people from the Vito Guarato Orphanage to the beach.
Mukuru Chess Kids Move Mountains
Faith can move mountains! This is what the Sports Outreach team learned during the Kenya National Youth Chess Championship held in March 2016. Six kids who represented their Sports Outreach Chess Academy showed great skill in the tournament. Congratulations to Kyalo, Isaiah, Sarah, Dennis, Winfred and Esther!
Teams Trip To Uganda Contributes To Award
Last month Westmont College (Santa Barbara, CA) Women’s Basketball Coach, Kirsten Moore, announced that Westmont has been awarded the (only) NAIA Division 1 Champions of Character award! Coach Moore believes this award is more important than all the other recognition the team received during the year, including making the national tournament and having three all-Americans on the team (more than any other NAIA team). The letter that accompanied the award commented specifically on how the team was raising money to buy cows in Northern Uganda. Way to go!
A Brief Thank You
The Sports Outreach semi-annual board meeting took place a couple weeks ago with board members coming from as far away as California. We thank these gifted people for the guidance of the ministry and we also thank HumanKind and Lynchburg College for providing a great venue and kind hospitality.