As the photos illustrate, this team was able to use basketball to share the Gospel with multitudes who may never walk into a church.
Mindanao Philippines SA Team, 1989
This team was a very close and unified group of young men from Northwestern College (MN). They served pastors in Mindanao, encouraged believers, and shared the Gospel with multitudes on varying basketball courts in northern Mindanao.
Latin America SA Team, 1989
Although USA was on their jerseys, this group of men represented the "King of Kings" as they shared the Gospel of Jesus on basketball courts and churches.
Africa SA Team, 1989
This team experienced great unity as they used sports to connect with people and share the Gospel as well as encourage local churches.
Bacolod / Iloilo Philippines SA Team, 1988
This Team to the central part of the Philippines played a grueling schedule, dealt with illness, and fatigue. Yet, they saw the power of Christ come upon them and give them the strength to faithfully proclaim the Gospel throughout.
Africa SA Team, 1988
This SA team to Africa had a powerful ministry sharing the Good News of Jesus at games, clinics, and churches.
Guatemala December SA Team, 1987
This SA team travelled to Guatemala just before Christmas of 1987. They played a handful of games assisting local pastors share the Gospel and true reason for Christmas with their communities.
Luzon Philippines SA Team, 1987
This team played over 50 games and shared the Gospel with multitudes. Many signed up to become part of home Bible studies led by local pastors.
Mindanao Philippines SA Team, 1987
Mindanao in the 1980s was a difficult place to minister. This team broke down cultural and other barriers using the universal language of sports. As a result, many heard the Gospel and responded.
Latin America SA Team, 1987
This team had a powerful ministry helping pastors, sharing the Gospel at games and in the media, and edifying one another.
Philippines SA Team, 1986
This SA team to the Philippines played a lot of games, preached in churches, and had tremendous Kingdom impact.
Central Philippines SA Team, 1985
Huge crowds greeted this SA team, and the team faithfully shared the Gospel helping many come to trust Jesus.
Philippines SA Team #2, 1985
This SA team came together with the purpose of proclaiming Jesus and His Good News on the basketball courts of the Philippines.
Philippines SA Team, 1985
This SA team to the Philippines had a busy schedule playing many games, encouraging believers, and sharing the Gospel.
Central America SA Team, 1985
Sharing the Gospel and serving pastors is what this Central America SA team was about.
Philippines SA Team, 1984
In the Philippines, basketball provides tremendous opportunities to proclaim Jesus to many who may never walk into a church. That is exactly what this team did.
Latin America SA Team, 1984
Serving pastors using the tool of sports is what this Latin America SA team was about.
Central America SA Team, 1984
Travelling and using basketball to help pastors share the Gospel with their communities is what this SA team was all about.
Philippine University Tour, 1983
Basketball was and is a great tool to connect with young people in the Philippines in order to live and share Jesus. That is exactly what this SA team did as they played numerous Philippine universities.
Republic of Philippines SA Team, 1983
This group of men saw God work in powerful ways as they played many games and shared the Gospel with multitudes.
Philippines SA Team, 1983
Proclaiming the Gospel throughout their hectic schedule, this SA team reached many who would not usually attend a church.
Guatemala SA Team, 1983
Sharing the Gospel, encouraging pastors and believers, edifying one another, and paving the way for future sports ministry is what this SA Guatemala Team accomplished.
Honduras SA Team, 1983
Long-time OC missionary Stan Herod led this group of young men to Honduras in order to proclaim the Gospel and encourage the believers.
Central America SA Team, 1983
This along with other SA teams to Central America in the 1980s paved the way for sports ministries to multiply as pastors and leaders saw the Gospel proclaimed and believers encouraged.
Philippines SA Team, 1982
Led by former NBA player and OC missionary Paul Neumann, this team was able to share the Gospel with many and help pastors and church planters reach their communities.
Bicol Philippines SA Team, 1982
Basketball was a tool this team used to draw huge crowds in order to share the Gospel helping pastors reach their communities.
East Asia SA Team, 1982
Sports is a universal language that allowed this team to live and share Jesus in East Asia.
Central America SA Team, 1982
This group of young men left their homes in 1982 to travel to Central America in order to use basketball as a tool to encourage pastors and share the Gospel.
Philippines SA Team, 1981
Playing on a variety of courts, this SA team was a tremendous help to pastors as they played numerous games and shared the Gospel with many.
Asia SA Team, 1981
This SA team travelled to different countries in Asia in order to use basketball to connect with people, share the Gospel, encourage pastors, and edify one another.
Dominican Republic SA Team, 1981
Although baseball is the popular sport in the DR, pastors were helped by this SA basketball team that came to play and share the Gospel.
Columbia SA Team, 1981
Helping pastors connect and share the Gospel with their communities in Columbia was the mission of this SA team.
Central America SA Team, 1981
In 1981, a group of young men answered the "call" to use their passion and ability in basketball to help pastors connect with their communities and share the Gospel.
Philippines SA (Ventures for Victory) Team, 1980
Tine Hardeman, long-time teacher and coach at Faith Academy in Manila has led numerous SA teams in the Philippines. This 1980 team was one of those that used basketball as a means to bring the Gospel to many.
Philippines SA Team, 1980
Basketball is THE sport in the Philippines. This 1980 SA team used basketball as a tool to help pastors bring the life changing message of Jesus to their communities.
South America SA Team, 1980
Partnering with pastors in order to bring the Gospel to communities, this SA team to South America played numerous games and shared the Good News of Jesus with many at games, in churches, and through the media.
Asia SA Team, 1980
This SA team in 1980 travelled to different Asian countries bringing the Good News of Jesus to many sports fans, players, and coaches. They were also a tremendous encouragement to the pastors they partnered with.
Guatemala SA Team #2, 1980
In 1980, SA sent a second team to help pastors reach their communities with the Gospel.
Guatemala Sports Ambassadors Team, 1980
In 1980, SA sent a team to help pastors in Guatemala reach their communities with the Gospel using the tool of basketball.
East Asia Sports Ambassadors Team, 1980
Sports is a universal language that breaks down so many cultural, racial, and religious barriers. The 1980 SA team to East Asia was able to use basketball as a tool to make friends and spread the love and message of Jesus.
No Ordinary Love, 1984 (video)
Sports Ambassadors (Venture for Victory) is invited to the Philippines by one believer that has been praying for her town.