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
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.