Sports Friends Peru (91153)
Today's youth face many struggles and issues - religious and cultural identity, drugs, alcohol, sexuality, gangs, poverty, broken homes, unemployment, internet gaming, etc. How can the Church help young people address these issues and offer them hope found only in Christ?
Sports serve as a magnet - a universal language that can bridge the gap between the church and the community. We want to tap into the passion young people have for sports to introduce them and their families to the love and Word of God.
The vision of Sports Friends is to see a global movement of local church-centered sports ministries transforming lives and strengthening communities with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Beginning with Peru, Sports Friends launched ministry in South America in 2012. We are excited to see how God will use the universal language of sports to transform the lives of many youth for His glory. Peruvians, like most South Americans, are crazy about their soccer! The vision of Sports Friends is to mobilize a movement of Peruvian churches to use soccer (and other sports) to engage with the young people, many of whom are disconnected from the church, in order that they might come to a personal relationship with Christ.
Project Number: 91153 Current Funding Progress:
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