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 [...]

8 07, 2018

Panama Day 4: Team Building and Taking Risks

By |2018-07-12T16:01:54-04:00July 8th, 2018|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

5 07, 2018

AIA Canada soccer tour heads south to Panama and Mexico

By |2018-07-12T16:01:49-04:00July 5th, 2018|

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 [...]

29 06, 2018

Mission accomplished in the Ivory Coast

By |2018-07-05T11:08:32-04:00June 29th, 2018|

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 [...]

26 06, 2018


By |2018-06-26T15:41:26-04:00June 26th, 2018|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

25 06, 2018

Athletes in Action appoints Rodd Sawatzky Director of Pro Sports Ministry

By |2018-07-03T14:29:36-04:00June 25th, 2018|

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 [...]

5 05, 2018

NTC Day 5 Wrap-Up: Smells Like Team Spirit

By |2018-06-26T14:19:48-04:00May 5th, 2018|

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 [...]