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: |

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 |2018-11-01T10:35:08-04:00October 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 |2018-10-16T08:40:02-04:00July 20th, 2018|Tags: , , |