In a country with less than 1% believers, church planting is difficult. This SA team partnered with local church planters to help them use the universal language of sports to make friends and share the Good News of Jesus in rural Spain.
Davao City Philippines SA Team, 2015
This team from various parts of the USA came together in Davao City for the purpose of using basketball to connect with folks and share the Gospel, encourage believers, and catalyze long-term sports ministry.
Philippines Cornerstone University SA Team, 2015
After winning the national championship a few months before, Cornerstone University Men's Basketball team was able to use basketball for "Eternal Rewards". They partnered with church planters to help connect with people and start home Bible studies as well as catalyze long-term sports ministry.
Guatemala College of Ozarks SA Team, 2015
The College of Ozarks Men's Basketball Team was able to use the sport they love as a tool to share about the Savior they are passionate about. What a thrill!
Cambodia SA Team, 2014
This team was quite unique. It consisted of Americans and Singaporeans united in their love for Jesus and desire to use sports to bring Kingdom impact to Cambodia. Primarily using soccer, some basketball, and teaching PE classes, this team partnered with dorm ministries and local churches. The Gospel was shared with many, sports ministry was catalyzed, and believers encouraged.
Guatemala & El Salvador SA Team, 2014
This group came together in Guatemala. There was a spirit of unity from the start. They liked basketball and loved Jesus. They used basketball and some soccer as a tool to help pastors connect with their communities and share the Gospel.
Singapore SA Team, 2013
This SA Team primarily partnered with Singapore Youth For Christ. Through games and clinics, the Gospel was shared and believers were encouraged.
Manila Philippines NWC SA Team, 2013
The Northwestern College (MN) Men's Basketball Team ministered in Manila using the universal language of basketball. They helped church planters in 5 very poor areas reach their communities with the Gospel and establish home Bible studies.
Mongolia SA Team, 2013
This SA Team had a powerful ministry partnering with AIA and local pastors using basketball as a tool for evangelism and discipleship.
India Wheaton College SA Team, 2013
The Men's Basketball Team from Wheaton College traveled to India in order to powerfully use their skills to share the Gospel and encourage believers.
Guatemala SA Team, 2013
This group of men knew each other from their years at International Community School in Singapore. They were either former teachers or students. They came together to minister using basketball and soccer in Guatemala.
Guatemala College of Ozarks SA Team, 2013
During Spring Break when many college students vacation, the Men's Basketball Team from College of Ozarks shared the Gospel on courts and ministered in churches in Guatemala.
Philippines SA Team, 2012
A group of men used their enjoyment of basketball as a powerful tool to minister. This group was able to connect with many on courts and share the Gospel as well as minister in churches.
Guatemala Calvary Chapel Corvallis OR SA Team, 2012
This was a powerful few weeks of ministry. Calvary Chapel Corvallis Oregon has a strong campus ministry at Oregon State University. About 30 from that group decided to partner with SA and use their enjoyment of basketball and volleyball as a tool to connect with the lost and share the Gospel as well as encourage believers in several local churches. In addition, some of the group who were not ball players, conducted children's ministry.
Guatemala Gordon College SA Team, 2012
The Gordon College Men's Basketball Team was able to use their skills as a powerful tool to connect with many and share the Gospel as well as encourage believers.
Philippines SA Team, 2011
This group of young men played a lot of basketball and used that as a tool to share the Gospel with many and encourage the believers.
India SA Volleyball Team, 2011
This group of young ladies had a powerful ministry using volleyball as a tool to connect with locals, share the Gospel, and encourage pastors.
Argentina NWC SA Team, 2010
The Men's Basketball team from Northwestern College (MN) was a great help to pastors in Argentina as they played games, conducted clinics, and shared the Gospel clearly to many.
Guatemala NWC SA Volleyball, 2010
The volleyball team from NWC (MN) traveled to Guatemala in order to play games, conduct clinics, and most important share the Gospel and encourage believers.
Volleyball in India (video)
Day 3 "We woke up early to go work a clinic at a school, and arrived to find a dirt court outlined in chalk and a team of girls excited to play volleyball. After coaching them through some drills, we were able to play a mini match against them, and they were incredibly excited at the opportunity to get to play against the Americans. Afterward, Megan gave her testimony and outlined the importance to them of how we can try and try again and still fail, but with our hope in God, nothing is done in vain and hope is very real. Afterwards, we were all able to share more with the girls individually, and talk with them about the gospel. Some had questions, and all of them fell completely attached to us, so much so that they ran after our "tuk-tuks" (taxis) when we were leaving…We then went to an awards ceremony run by the organization we are teamed with here...made up of Christian athletes here in Chennai. It was awesome to see the faith of so many young people in one area, who have been bold with the gospel here in India-using their sport as a means of ministry.” For more details on this trip feel free to read more at: http://saindia2011.blogspot.com
Basketball in the Philippines (video)
In June of 2013, God opened up the opportunity for nine SA players from all over the US to serve alongside Filipino churches in the Cebu area. Through using the tool of basketball, churches were able to connect with and share the Gospel with many in their communities.
Basketball in India (video)
The Wheaton College Administration has been committed to sending their sports teams on international endeavors. Using their skills, meeting new people, seeing a different culture as well as getting involved with the church in that culture has enabled their athletes to view the world as Christ does.
Basketball in Guatemala & El Salvador (video)
The Gordon College administration has shown their commitment to assist their student athletes gain a world vision. Taking them on international ministry trips to see another culture, be involved in the lives of orphans, homeless, prisoners, students as well as church members has given these teams an avenue to build relationships and see a world they have not seen yet.
Basketball in Guatemala (video)
U of Northwestern St. Paul Athletic Dep't has purposed to have their varsity teams experience a sports mission trip every 3 years. Partnering with Sports Ambassadors has enabled them to visit various continents. Their women's basketball team visited Guatemala and El Salvador playing games and conducting clinics each day along with having a day at the beach as well as an orphanage.
Basketball in Botswana (video)
Teaming up this time with CRU and Open Baptist Church, Dan Brandel (SA) ran a Shepherd Coaching seminar hosted by Open Baptist for Sports Ministers group and all the churches they represent. We worked in different venue like two University Botswana basketball teams and Taffy school team.
Basketball in Zimbabwe (video)
Teaming up with CSRM (CHURCH SPORTS RECREATION MINISTRY) and YFC (YOUTH for CHRIST) God blessed SA with a profitable time in Bulawayo where we were working with the National and provincial teams. Training coaches and players to play and coach from a biblical worldview.
Basketball in Uganda (video)
In 2013, God opened the door for Dan Brandel of SA to use clinics and coaching seminars to share the Good News of Jesus. From orphanages and neighborhood teams to the national women's team, basketball opens doors into people's hearts so that Jesus can be shared. This video gives a glimpse of what God is doing.
Basketball in Nigeria (video)
Dan Brandel (SA) had the opportunity to team up with CSRM (CHURCH SPORTS RECREATION MINISTRY) and Sportquest. He ran two Shepherd Coaching seminars at two different churches. Work with local sports ministries and challenged them to coach from a biblical worldview.