18 05, 2019

Mexico Day 7: A reflection on our time in Puebla

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

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 [...]

11 05, 2019

Mexico Day 2: Our First Days

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

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), [...]

4 05, 2019

NTC Day 5: A Ministry More Glorious

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

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 [...]

2 05, 2019

NTC Day 3: How Bad Do You Want It?

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

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 [...]

16 10, 2018

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

By |2018-11-01T10:35:08-04:00October 16th, 2018|Tags: |

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 [...]

20 07, 2018

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

By |2018-10-16T08:40:02-04:00July 20th, 2018|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

17 07, 2018

Panama Day 10: Our Final Days

By |2018-07-20T10:23:49-04:00July 17th, 2018|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

12 07, 2018

Panama Day 7: Sharing More Than Just The Pitch

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

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 [...]