I believe that God has spoken to me, given me this mission, this idea, to reach people, children especially, in this unique way.
I grew up a huge sports fan from the age of 6 on up. I collected baseball and football cards, and I memorized the stats of many players from the back of the cards. Cool huh?
Yeah, but not important.
At the same time, I would go to Sunday School and church each week, and daydream, thinking about the game, my game, and not soaking in the word of Jesus.
A few years ago, it came to me: Combine the passion of sports with the word of Christ!
What could be better than using this love, this passion, this tool in a way to get kids to grow up memorizing, not stats, but Scripture! Learn the Bible! In a fun way.
So this is my mission.
It's a sacrifice because it takes time and effort, and that time takes time away from me working to provide for my own family. It's a hard balance.
My goal is to achieve enough support through donations that I can make this my full-time life, reaching kids from city to city, state to state, and across the oceans to other countries.
Chinese kids love NBA basketball players, like Kevin Durant and Chris Paul.
African kids do too.
European and South Africans love real football (otherwise known as soccer here in the USA). There are many great Christian football players these kids idolize.
Have you or your church made a donation yet, and if you do, make sure we get your contact info/address so we can design and send you some scripture cards of your favorite player.
We know that God is a God who speaks to his people.
He conversed with Adam in the first garden. He told Noah to build an ark. He spoke to Moses in a burning bush. He promised Abraham a son. Paul heard His voice on the way to Damascus. But does God still speak to us today? If so, how? When? Where?
God may use a friend, a teacher, a parent, or a preacher to convey His message of truth to us. Their words may come as a warning, a blessing, or as a prophetic truth about our lives.Whether we choose to hear it or ignore it, depends on us. Do their words line up with Scripture? Will God confirm or affirm that truth in us? “The wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial, and sincere” (James 3:17, NIV).
Nothing in life feels better than knowing you have helped a child go down the right path, the path to Jesus.
This is how I am doing my part.
Would you care to join me?