Mexico Day 7: A reflection on our time in Puebla

Recuerda: si lo amas, todo es para bien No es tan sencillo recorder eso y aplicarlo en nuestra vida cuando nos encontramos en aprietos, cuando estamos en una situacion incomoda o mas especificamente cuando el dolor sobrepasa nuestros prensamientos y emociones. Hoy al despertar leia en mi cellular una noticia que advertia un alto  indice [...]

By |2019-05-18T01:14:46-04:00May 18th, 2019|Tags: , , |

Mexico Day 2: Our First Days

We have finally arrived in Mexico after an long day of travelling overnight. Thank you for your prayers as our full team has arrived altogether safely from Canada,  United States, Colombia, Mexico and Panama.   Our team consists of Heather (AIA tour director), Marietta (AIA staff and athletic therapist), Janae (Calgary), Gillian (Toronto), Amanda (Minnesota), [...]

By |2019-05-18T01:14:08-04:00May 11th, 2019|Tags: , , |

NTC Wrap Up: Finishing Well

Ask any retired athlete what they miss most and the answer is not often the game, the crowds, or the competition, but rather the locker room. Namely, the team, the brotherhood/sisterhood, the camaraderie and the feeling of belonging. There is something sacred about enduring a season of sport together, it is a fellowship that cannot [...]

By |2019-05-10T12:03:33-04:00May 10th, 2019|

NTC Day 5: A Ministry More Glorious

S.P.E.C.I.A.L. "Strong and courageous!" Once again choruses of spiritual affirmation ring out through pool gallery. This time, there is a noted difference from earlier in the week. The aim for the next twenty four hours is to push athletes to not simply a physical exhaustion but also a spiritual exhaustion. When you strip athletes of [...]

By |2019-05-07T22:25:54-04:00May 4th, 2019|

NTC Day 3: How Bad Do You Want It?

Choruses of "we're saved!" rang across the gym, words of affirmation of their present standing in Christ. On another court, "free!" an audible reminder of the freedom that Christ offers to compete in their sport. Around the gym, teams shouted various  other reminders of spiritual truths as saints. Spiritual reminders will come easily and readily [...]

By |2019-05-03T09:28:00-04:00May 2nd, 2019|

Make life-changing camp stories possible: Shamattawa & Serpent River

Shamattawa As soon as you set foot in Shamattawa, you can see brokenness in the community. Houses are painted with graffiti, windows are smashed, and trucks with slashed tires are left abandoned. I had no idea what to expect. The first day we were there we had only a few younger kids show up. These [...]

By |2018-11-01T10:32:14-04:00October 31st, 2018|Tags: |

Making life-changing camp stories possible: Ottawa’s Eastview Baptist

“I think it’s a good reminder that even in areas where we feel weakest, God can use us to build His kingdom.” Where humans see challenges that may seem impossible, God shows opportunities for growth and connection that only happen through him. Language differences are no barrier for God. At a camp in Ottawa this [...]

By |2018-11-05T15:41:36-04:00October 29th, 2018|Tags: |