Sports Friends Malawi (96754)
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.
Since Sports Friends began ministry in Malawi in 2011, many churches have embraced strategic sports ministry. God is touching the lives of thousands of boys and girls through football, volleyball, and netball programs of the local church. In a country where many people readily identify themselves as Christians, Sports Friends trained coaches are discipling young people how to live more like Jesus and apply their Christian faith in every day life using lessons they learn on the sports field.
Project Number: 96754 Current Funding Progress:
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