January 2019

Kickin’ Off the Next 30 Years!

“The children of your servants will live in your presence; their descendants will be established before You.” -Psalm 102:28-

A new year brings new opportunity to praise God—both for His faithfulness and for surrounding Sports Outreach with encouraging friends and partners.  Below are responses from several people who have “joined the mission” and were eager to answer the question “Why do you step on and off the field with Sports Outreach?”  As we continue to celebrate 30 years of Sports Outreach and kick off the next 30, consider how you might want to become involved with how God is transforming lives and restoring hope to those living where Sports Outreach serves.


“We give financially to Sports Outreach because, most importantly, we love their vision of empowering those that they reach for Christ! Sports Outreach understands that a hand out is a short-term fix, while coming alongside someone and also mentoring them is a long-term success!”

Jeff and Gena Sellers, faithful supporters, Lynchburg, VA


“The reason I step on the field with Sports Outreach as a social media advocate is to help others in my circle of friends understand how much Sports Outreach is doing to share the Gospel nationally and internationally.”

John and Andrea Hays, EmpowerME sponsor and trip participant, Columbus, OH


We were inspired by the work Sports Outreach is doing as the hands and feet of Christ.  Through your programs, you are reaching the lives of many and we are honored to have witnessed your work.  We plan to take what we have learned from your ministry and apply it to our communities back home.  Thank you again for all that you do and for allowing us the opportunity to join you for the week!”

Alison Sobkowski, trip participant, Hope College, Holland MI


“The reason I step on the field as a social media advocate for Sports Outreach is to broadly and boldly share the stories of what God is doing in and through the work of Sports Outreach around the world.  It is a privilege to invite others into the family of Sports Outreach in this way.”

Karen McLean, administrative pastor, Santa Barbara, CA


I help at Sports Outreach because it is a way to fill a need while experiencing the joy of fellowship and laughter with those who love the Lord.” Beverley Anne “Babs” Wilson, monthly newsletter volunteer, Forest, VA

“My son went to Uganda with SOI several years ago.  I came to a ‘Meet and Greet’ at the office on a day they were doing newsletters.  At the time I was stuffing envelopes at a local company for work.  I sat down and helped them finish and have been coming ever since.  Time spent with people who love the Lord and have a heart for missions is never wasted. Besides that—it’s always fun!” Nancy Preusser, monthly newsletter volunteer, Lynchburg, VA

The Sports Outreach model of ministry calls for leaders to TRAIN others in the TRUTH of the Gospel and gain TRUST, then DEEPEN relationships as they DISCIPLE people, and DEPLOY them to minister to others.  Whether by sponsoring a child, supporting education, feeding, or vocational programs, coaching, volunteering, or most importantly, praying, you are ensuring that the next 30 years will see new generations of Christian leaders sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ and glorifying God in their lives. Consider today how you will “Join the Mission!”  Visit our Join the Mission webpage to learn more. If your choice is to give financially (donating monthly is always appreciated) you can do so with a check, via phone, or at the link below.  Sports Outreach is also able to accept donations of stock, for which you can call our office for details.  Any donations must be postmarked no later than December 31, 2018 (11:59 PM EST), in order to be eligible for a 2018 tax-deductible receipt.


The Sports Outreach Ministry Team

PS: We would love to hear from you! Please share your stories with us about why you step on and off the field with Sports Outreach. You can send them to us at info@sportsoutreach.net.

More Ways to Join the Mission

Donate Today!

Step on the field with us!

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?

Contact Us


P.O. BOX 11855 LYNCHBURG, VA 24506

INFO@SPORTSOUTREACH.NET     |     434-582-4707

January 2019 Newsletter PDF

Join the Mission PDF