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+00:00October 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+00:00October 29th, 2018|Tags: |

Friends, thanks to you, kids across Canada had a life-changing week!

This summer, 3366 kids had the most impactful week of their summer and 20 coaches had their dream summer job. When the government denied us funding, our leadership team took a leap of faith by hiring 20 of the best student coaches in Canada. Our generous donors helped our staff point nearly [...]

By |2018-11-01T10:35:08+00:00October 16th, 2018|Tags: |

Mexico Day 5: One Sport, One Family, One God

And so friends, the journey continues here in Puebla, Mexico. We began our time celebrating with some of our new Mexican friends, Misael and Erick, two locals who have joined our tour team, as they publicly declared their faith through baptism. It was such an honour to share that moment with them and be part [...]

By |2018-10-16T08:40:02+00:00July 20th, 2018|Tags: , , |

Panama Day 10: Our Final Days

Saturday was both happy and sad… That day we finished up our work in Panama and headed off on our next adventure that awaited us in Puebla, Mexico. So while we were excited to be heading to Mexico, it was sad to leave our family in Panama. Working alongside and serving with the Panama AIA [...]

By |2018-07-20T10:23:49+00:00July 17th, 2018|Tags: , , |

Panama Day 7: Sharing More Than Just The Pitch

Well everyone, the work here in Panama has officially begun! And what a joy it’s been to begin serving Isaac and the local Panama AIA ministry. While we have been hard at work, we’ve also had some time to explore shops in Panama, catch some of the World Cup games and even attend a church [...]

By |2018-07-17T09:05:04+00:00July 12th, 2018|Tags: , , |

Panama Day 4: Team Building and Taking Risks

Well guys, we made it! This past Thursday we landed here in Panama City safely and without any major complications (thank you Jesus!). And people, let me just tell you, this place is one of the most fascinating countries I’ve ever had the privilege of visiting. It’s basically a city in the jungle and I’m [...]

By |2018-07-12T16:01:54+00:00July 8th, 2018|Tags: , , |

AIA Canada soccer tour heads south to Panama and Mexico

The first time Athletes in Action Canada sent a soccer tour to Panama was in 2009, with the purpose of connecting with a university student named Isaac Enseñat, who had come to Christ through the campus ministry at his school. At this point there were no AIA staff in Panama. However, after connecting with AIA [...]

By |2018-07-12T16:01:49+00:00July 5th, 2018|

Mission accomplished in the Ivory Coast

This past May, Athletes in Action Volleyball sent a team of seventeen people to the Ivory Coast to run a coaching tour in West Africa. Athletes, trainers, coaches, athletic therapists, and chaplains from Canada, USA, and Ghana, made up the team of tour participants. Sabrina, a student-athlete from the University of Saskatchewan, shared about the [...]

By |2018-07-05T11:08:32+00:00June 29th, 2018|