Four years ago a Muslim basketball player became a Christian during an AIA tournament held in Africa. In 2009, by God’s grace, he attended AIA’s first International Basketball Coaches’ Academy held at our WTRC in Xenia, OH. This month he will attend his third academy! Today, he is the national coach for his West African country, which is predominately Muslim. Through this academy and other AIA training, he has developed his skills as a basketball coach and life coach. As a part of his national program, he leads a Bible study attended by several players. Praise God for all He is accomplishing through young men just like him all over the world.
As of this posting, approximately 40 coaches are attending this year’s academy which will focus on developing their coaching skills and their spiritual life for two weeks. Some are Muslim, and they are fully aware of what the academy is about; however, they have seen coaches who have attended the academy realize a certain level of success when they return to their respective homelands.
Please pray for openness to the truth of Jesus, for those who do not know Him to personally surrender their lives to Him, and for the impact they will have on universities around the world.
Learn more at the Annual International Coaches Academy