The sports ministry is progressing with the grace and blessing of the Lord, despite increased opposition from the government. We praise God for the rare opportunity to purchase two women’s professional teams as well as two additional professional men’s teams (totaling 22 senior teams, 22 junior teams, two professional women’s teams and three professional men’s teams). Coaches have received training for summer camp season beginning in May. A recent leadership camp and church outreach were both well-attended and blessed by the Lord. Construction on the second floor of the Camp Center will begin soon. And many are still responding to the gospel message of Jesus Christ!
Please join us in praying for Xavier and his family, as well as the many coaches and assistants who serve faithfully in the midst of hostility? And ask the Lord’s blessings and favor on the following:
- For the participation and support of 400 pastors who recently heard about opportunities available through the Sports Camp Center and ministry,
- For hundreds of children who will attend summer sports camps in 26 various locations and at the camp center,
- For our professional teams who are finishing their season, each team member receiving discipleship as well,
- For the under-14 league matches starting in April,
- For the four yet-to-be-sponsored junior teams to be supported financially ($600/year),
- For financial provisions for the construction of the second floor of the Camp Center, which will house dorm rooms and bathrooms to accommodate overnight guests, and
- For a house for Xavier’s family to rent, as their current landlord wants to sell the home. The process of finding a rental is becoming increasingly more complicated, as most homeowners will not rent to non-Hindus.
Thank you to each team sponsor and others who support the sports ministry on an ongoing basis. Every time we ask what our Indian team needs, they say PRAYER. These dedicated and hard-working brothers and sisters depend on us to interceded on their behalf. And we are grateful for the privilege of sharing in God’s work with them. To sponsor a team or share in this evangelical ministry, please send your gift payable to Fuel the Mission with “Sports Asia” in the memo.