The History of the Football Challenge Cup
Two years ago, we joined with Pastor David in central Myanmar to assist in bringing his dream of evangelism through sport to reality. Athletes in Action leaders from Spain joined the event to share testimonies in the evening sessions and to build bridges of friendship athlete to athlete.The six teams (from all over the nation, comprised of 50% non believers) ate together, played together and heard about the love of Jesus Christ for them through music, drama and testimonies of athletes.
Watch this video to learn more
The 2017 Cup
This year's Challenge Cup will be April 5-8, 2017. The Spanish Team joining us has multiplied from 3 to 6 members. They will produce a documentary about this year's tournament and give training in sport evangelism to church leaders as well as the coaches. For the Burmese, having Spanish soccer players in their nation is wonderful. Myanmar is crazy for soccer and the Spaniards are seen as among the best! As the Spanish players share their journeys with Jesus Christ, the combination of respect and transparency is powerful in conveying the good news. Pastor David believes we will reap a mighty harvest of souls in this our third tournament. The time is now!
In addition to hosting the tournament, House of Glory Church has begun an outreach to young boys using soccer. The team is called the Eagles and they meet every Saturday under the direction of a spiritual son of David's who is also an excellent soccer player. The Spanish Team will have six days of training and sharing with these 20 boys. In fact, we will invite the boys to bring their friends for a couple of the training and sharing times. The boys are impoverished and have never heard the name of Jesus.
How can you "join the team"?
When we divide all Firefall expenses among the 150 football players who will be impacted, the cost is $65 per player. Would you prayerfully consider sponsoring 1, 3, 5, even 10 players? 100% of your gift will go to this creative evangelistic outreach. (Just make a note on PayPal that you would like to give to the football outreach.)
We have now reached out goal of 150 sponsorships!
Thank you for your generous help and support!