Team uses sports ministry to relay Gospel

By February 24, 2010

Uganda (MNN) — An E3 Partners team recently helped out three ministries on a trip to Kaberamaido, Uganda.

The overall goals for the trip were to "equip local church leaders to use sports as a way to advance the Gospel and minister to children and adults, and to help facilitate relationships between the children of the villages and the new churches that were established," according to trip participant Jenny Young on their Web site.

The 32-member team was divided into three smaller teams, working with church planting, medical aid, and sports ministry. The church planters helped establish five new churches from five mother churches, while the sports team went to these five locations and held sports clinics.

Using the resource "How to Start a Sports Ministry" (Foundations series) from CSO, the team trained a leader from each church in sports ministry and left the software for them on a flashdrive.

The third team, the medical team, reached out mostly to children with the Gospel and HIV/AIDS education.

Young, who was a part of the sports team, also said she was amazed at how God could use such a simple thing as sports to convey His message "with thousands, regardless of location, age, income, gender, race and the list goes on."

One of their team leaders encouraged the group with Habakkuk 1:5, "Loot at the nations and watch–and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told."

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