Several years ago, God gave a vision for sharing His message of salvation through sports in East Africa. Our staff responded by faith, and we witnessed the love of God at work, reconciliation and ministry in schools and health clinics changing lives in many settings, not just sports.
In January, AIA Global Sports was back in Uganda developing golf and other local ministry efforts when God decided to “take it to the next level”. We received word that an official from the Ugandan Olympic Committee (UOC) wanted to meet. At the meeting, the UOC representative announced Uganda wanted to invite Athletes in Action (AIA) to be the first official partner in developing their Olympic efforts over the next three years.
God has opened the door to assist Uganda in the development of their Olympic efforts in at least seven sports. In doing this, AIA will be able to share God’s love and message of salvation with thousands of men and women. According to AIA’s Global Sports Director,”We will help build expertise in athletes and walk along side them in the struggles they have on a day-to-day basis.”
Would you please pray for our work in Uganda as well as our other 2013 Projects? Together, we are making a difference by helping Global Sports staff and volunteers coordinate these projects and connect with those athletes, coaches and adults whom He wants to join us.