Soccer is the favorite sport of Ethiopia, so our soccer ministries present a great outreach opportunity to youth in and around our churches.
We’ve found that sponsoring a soccer team and providing uniforms, shoes, and balls gives pastors an opportunity to share the gospel. As our pastors coach and work with their teams, the boys come to know of Jesus and hopefully accept Him as their savior.
Our Ethiopian coordinator said the boys in our soccer ministries were “enormously excited and thankful” for the opportunity to play on a soccer team.
One boy expressed gratitude on behalf of all as he said, “Our parents or relatives can’t do this for us. But you whom you do not know us very well blessed us with this beautiful sport uniform.”