As the day approaches for departure to Bolivia the details are coming together for a good trip and an impactful ministry to young people through a soccer camp. Joining us is a group of high school soccer players from the Church at Northside, in Rome GA. See the video clip these boys put together to raise funds for the trip (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZX1KB8dM-Fs&feature=youtu.be). Scott, who has coached soccer for many years with children is also a wonderful addition to our team and will be providing leadership for the soccer activities at the camp. Several other adults, some of which speak Spanish and some of which grew up in Bolivia will also join the effort to round out our team. Surge Senior VP, Al Lotz states, “It is wonderful to see how God has brought together this team and the resources to see it happen.”
Along with some soccer gear for the camp, we will be taking some school shoes for the orphan kids at Stansberry (http://www.stansberrybolivia.com). God has also provided a wheel chair for the elderly invalid mother of Mario, who is serving as Dad in one of the orphan homes. It is a real privilege to be able to provide some small help in this way.
The camp will be in partnership with a church who’s pastor is providing us access to the soccer fields at the Christian University and who also has a desire to minister to kids through soccer. We also hope to visit an Ayore community to play some soccer and interact with this indigenous people group that exist in extreme poverty. We hope to be an inspiration and encouragement to the group of believers in this community as we partner with a missionary who is working with this group. And finally we will visit a missionary training center that is focussed on training and equipping people for cross-cultural church planting to interact with children from that community.
We would appreciate your prayers, that God would use us for His glory.