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  • Back in June, Coach Waldemar in Peru contracted COVID-19. From his hospital bed in Lima, he wrote this moving lette… https://t.co/GhbTGvW3BC
  • Happy Peruvian Independence day from our favorite, llama-befriending, team member, Jhon! #Peru https://t.co/QOhnNqbJBh
  • @Naladda1 Yes, he's made a good recovery. Praise God!
  • “The cost of discipleship is to live the life God has given us, serving in mundane ways the people he's put in our… https://t.co/6A6WkRYZiv
  • Playing a sport is so much more than just that! It's giving youth an opportunity to see that they have value. Sport… https://t.co/7H7Qjq14YC
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  • Meet Mercy, the office coordinator for Sports Friends Kenya. Our team couldn't do what they do without her. Check i… https://t.co/GHlp0ZBYVp
  • It's International Friendship Day! We'd tell you to go give your buddies a big hug, but why not send this to them a… https://t.co/JBEZTHX2Cb
  • "If you make disciples, you always get the church. But if you make a church, you rarely get disciples. Effective di… https://t.co/lYVCkP6cDM
  • A bookstore down the street from our Sports Friends Peru office have given us a great deal on Bibles so that we can… https://t.co/08g24vHrmG
  • RT @SIMUKHQ: Many of the summer camps that @sports_friends usually run have been cancelled or postponed due to the current pandemic, so let…
  • Chisomo has been working with Sports Friends for several years and is making an AMAZING impact on the lives of wome… https://t.co/1pLNKpS90O

Sports Friends is a ministry of the international mission organization SIM

Convinced that no one should live and die without hearing God’s Good News,

we believe that He has called us to make disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ

in communities where he is least known, using the powerful platform of sports.

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At its core, Sports Friends is a partnering organization -- partnering with denominations and church planting organizations in Africa, Asia and Latin America to develop sports ministry movements. For security reasons these partnerships are not listed on this web site. Sports Friends also acts as an agent to partner churches in the western world with churches in the developing world. Our desire is to accelerate the development of effective sports ministry programs and to further stimulate a passion for ministry and missions in both worlds. Listed below are all of the current participants in our Church Partnership Program. As this partnership program expands, we desire to see churches across multiple regions of the U.S., as well as churches from other countries, joining together with us in fulfilling Christ’s commission to “go and make disciples of all nations”

Christ Covenant Church Charlotte, NC
Church at Charlotte Charlotte, NC
College Park Baptist Churc Orlando, FL
First Presbyterian Church Greeley, CO
Highland Park Presbyterian Church Dallas, TX
Montreat Presbyterian Church Montreat, NC
The Journey Huntersville, NC
University City Fellowship Concord, NC

Sports Friends also seeks to strategically partner with other sports ministry organizations and missions who share similar values and a common vision to see churches and church planters use the platform of sports to transform lives and communities with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Profiled below are a few strategic partnerships of Sports Friends.

Missionary Athletes International (“MAI”) – MAI is one of the leading sports ministry organizations in the world with a singular focus on using the platform of football (soccer). MAI partners with Sports Friends to send U.S. based football teams, coaches and long-term missionaries in support of Sports Friends’ ministry programs in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

OMF (Overseas Missionary Fellowship) – SIM and Sports Friends are partnering together with OMF to see the development of effective church-centered sports ministry programs and church planting initiatives in certain regions of East Asia. Since its founding in 1865 by Hudson Taylor as the China Inland Mission, OMF has had a vision to reach the peoples of East Asia with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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