South Africa (MNN) ― As millions around the world have their eyes on South Africa for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, HCJB Global and several local churches are using the event as an opportunity to reach out to hundreds of children near Cape Town.
Not far from the excitement at Cape Town Stadium in Fish Hoek Valley, four churches will be using sports and the heightened interest in soccer to convey the message of Christ.
In a press release from HCJB Global, pastor of King of Kings Baptist Church in Fish Hoek, John Thomas, said, "Since the World Cup is the biggest sporting event in the world, it follows logically that it has to be the biggest event to reach people for Christ."
For the next four weeks, up to 1500 youth from age 4 to 17 will have the chance to improve their soccer skills, while they also improve their life skills such as teamwork, self-discipline, good sportsmanship, and making the best of everyday according to God's Word.
After activities conclude daily at 4 p.m., that day's World Cup games will be shown on a large screen while the children enjoy refreshments.
Pray for the kids HCJB and their partners will be impacting through this ministry. Pray also for God to be the ultimate victor throughout all of South Africa.
Visit HCJB Global's Web site to learn more about their ministry in South Africa and around the world.