It was the last day of the Ugandan Girls basketball project and they were helping at the Peace for Children Africa (PCA) orphanage. The PCA was one of the places the project served between the scheduled basketball-related outreaches. You can catch more about the project at “What about right now?” and “AIA 2012 Ugandan Project“. The orphans were excited to thank the team by showcasing their singing, dancing and acrobatic skills. They were outstanding! Afterward, our team gathered to give the kids one last gift. Each child was invited by name to receive a backpack as the team sang “Mighty to Save”. For us, this is not a big deal, but to them, it was huge because their reaction was worth the entire trip! You could tell they were not expecting anything.
You may know the saying”We are saved by faith alone, but not by a faith that is alone.” Faith is what saves us and it’s always connected with good works. This is why AIA’s Global Sports includes as much physical aid as possible for projects. The gospel message comes in many forms, and compassion aid is a critical part of our projects. AIA Global Sports is very mindful that sports activity is a doorway through which the life-changing message of the gospel moves. Why use sports? Nelson Mandela said it the best, “Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire in a way that little else does. ” Want to know more about AIA compassion aid? Click here. Thanks, Katie for your help!