Sports Friends Senegal (95190)
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.
In 2013, Sports Friends began to share the vision of sports ministry with the local church in Senegal. We are excited that this is our first entry into French-speaking Africa. New models have been established and momentum is growing. More and more churches are beginning to use sports as a platform for building relationships. Through these relationships, Senegalese youth are being loved and served by their local coaches.
Project Number: 95190 Current Funding Progress:
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