Sports Friends Southeast Asia (98289)
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.
Thailand is the Sports Friends ministry hub for all of Southeast Asia. Only 0.6% of the population of Thailand are Christians. In a culture where being Thai is culturally equivalent to being Buddhist, sports offer a great means to build relationships with people that can lead to conversations about Christ.
Sports Friends is now working throughout Southeast Asia in both restricted access and non-restricted access regions. Few people in these areas are followers of Christ. Churches and church planters in this region are excited about the impact of sports ministry in the lives of youth and their families.
Project Number: 98289 Current Funding Progress:
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