• 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 [...]

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 |2018-07-20T10:24:27+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|

GOD’S ON THE MOVE… AND SO ARE WE

It’s finally here! AIA soccer tour season is upon us and in just 8 short days, our men’s and women’s team will be embarking on the adventure of a lifetime as we set off for Panama and Mexico to utilize the beautiful sport of soccer to bring the life changing message of the gospel to [...]

By |2018-06-26T15:41:26+00:00June 26th, 2018|Tags: , , |

Athletes in Action appoints Rodd Sawatzky Director of Pro Sports Ministry

Athletes in Action is pleased to announce the appointment of Rodd Sawatzky as Director of Pro Sports Ministry. Rodd succeeds Dave Klassen in the position, who was promoted to the National Director role in November 2017 after 12 years as Director of Pro Sports Ministry. Rodd has faithfully served with Athletes in Action for over [...]

By |2018-07-03T14:29:36+00:00June 25th, 2018|

NTC Day 5 Wrap-Up: Smells Like Team Spirit

Picking up from last night’s post, the middle portion of the S.P.E.C.I.A.L. is one I always find the most challenging. It seems to be a time when team morale reaches a new low point, almost as if our attitudes and energy sink with the sun. I think it’s important to realize that no team dynamic [...]

By |2018-06-26T14:19:48+00:00May 5th, 2018|

NTC Day 4 Wrap-Up: Battling the Elements

To say that it has been a crazy day here in Guelph would be an understatement. DJ opened up the morning with our final teaching of the week, focusing on God’s great plan that far exceeds the world of sport. He explained how we were all created with a special set of talents – including [...]

By |2018-05-05T23:07:56+00:00May 5th, 2018|