There are many tools that are used to bring the gospel to the nations. Just like child sponsorships and shoeboxes packed with toys, sports is also a tool that enables the local church to draw kids in so they can share the good news of Jesus with them and meet their needs. Many young people that we reach have fortunate to have caring families and roof over their head but they are still susceptible to the poverty-stricken conditions and the environment of the streets surrounding them. Through sports programs, we can provide a focus for them to avoid such conditions, create a sense of belonging through team membership, focus, and competition to be their best. Young people will also be rescued from lives of substance abuse and violence through this program.
Some of the sports programs that we use to reach the young people of India is soccer, badminton, and cricket. Badminton and cricket tournaments are held seasonally in India and are a great way to provide confidence, group participation, and trophies to the youth and young adults of this generation.
Pray for God to work in the hearts and lives of each child who will be reached through sports at the India - International Sports Academy program.
Your donation to Rescuing Lives helps provide athletic equipment, facility rental for competitions, host events, advertisement, awards, and shoes and clothing for participants that can not afford to participate.