Sports Outreach

Posted: March 15, 2018 by Patrice Miles in C.A.R.E. Africa, Egbe, Egbe Nigeria, Fundraising, Miles In Missions, Nigeria, Orphans, People of Egbe, Prayer, SIM

outreachWe are excited to announce that our C.A.R.E. Sports Outreach program started last month!  What you may not realize is that before co-founding C.A.R.E Africa, Emma was in sports ministry full time and became known in Egbe as “Coachi”. The Sports Outreach program has been a dream of Emma’s since starting C.A.R.E. Africa in 2014. One of our 2018 goals was to start going into the community to find the voiceless and exhausted instead of waiting for them to come to us. We felt that a Sports Outreach program would be a way we could accomplish this.

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The Vessels

The C.A.R.E. Sports Outreach program is both local and national. Every Monday and Friday we have football practice with our Egbe team called “The Vessels”. After practice we have time for discipleship and encouragement with materials such as “Heart of the Champion”. We have also partnered with a local pastor in Egbe who will follow up with any of our youth who decide to accept Christ as their Savior. In addition to our sports program in Egbe, C.A.R.E. Africa will partner with churches in outlying towns such as Kabba, Mopa, Isanlu, Ayetoro, Odo Ere, Idofin and Ikole to conduct the Sports Outreach program. The Egbe team will then travel to play against a C.A.R.E. Africa Sports Outreach team in one of these towns. After each sporting event C.A.R.E. Africa will have a time of evangelism with the youth of that town. Depending on the location, we may be able to show a film and the Egbe team may stay overnight. The pastor of the local church we partner with in each of these towns will help disciple any new believers.

outreach6Each quarter we also plan to host a competition between our Egbe team “The Vessels” and a team outside of and within Egbe that is not connected with the C.A.R.E. Africa Sports Outreach program. The Egbe community really loves sporting events and everyone in the town comes out to watch the game and the presentation of awards. C.A.R.E. Africa will use this time to share the gospel among those that have come to the competition.

We are really excited to see what God is going to do with the C.A.R.E. Africa Sports Outreach program. We do need help as the cost to run the program is about $3,000 a year (or $250 a month). This will cover equipment and transportation costs in addition to evangelism materials. Please consider sponsoring our Sports Outreach program by clicking http://bit.ly/sportsoutreach.

Thank-you for walking alongside us and being a part of the ministry of C.A.R.E. Africa.

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Comments
  1. Fred says:

    Everybody loves sports. This should be a great outreach.

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