The VTI Board is excited to approve a joint missions project with Athletes in Action Canada that will see a proposed 50 athletes, coaches, sports administrators and professionals involved in ministry training in Zambia this December. For twelve years in South East Africa AIA has developed a strategic training model of equipping national sports leaders to use the platform of sport to reach their nation for Christ (see attached letter).
The event will also involve AIA staff from 5 nations (Malawi, Uganda, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Zambia) who will attend the regional AIA Summit in Lusaka, Zambia, for leadership training, strategic ministry planning and fellowship as they consider other unreached nations in South East Africa as their mission field through sport.
This is a joint venture with VTI, AIA and River’s Edge Camp as Harold Cooper (River’s Edge Team Leader and AIA volunteer staff) is the facilitator and trainer for this ministry project. Harold has been working in South East Africa as an AIA trainer since 2000.
The attached “MPD Give Me Africa” partnership brochure outlines how you might engage with this project in assisting in the training of African nationals to be further equipped to reach their nations through sports.
A Brazilian national soccer coach once said: “There are two languages in the world, sports and music.” He was right. Everywhere people go you hear the sound of music and see people playing sports. Both are tools that are making an impact around the world.
Consider joining with us in this new possibility for Venture Teams.
In Christ, and for His glory,