This year marks 125 years of SIM, and also 15 years since the Sports Friends ministry began. A lot has happened in these last 15 years! What started with just a few people in Ethiopia has now grown to 13 countries on 3 continents. Today, more than 10,000 Sports Friends-trained coaches are ministering to over 240,000 youth on a weekly basis. Lives and communities are being transformed by God’s grace!
Many of you have been with us from the very beginning 15 years ago. Others have joined along the way. As we reflect on these last 15 years, we are so thankful for so many of you! Thank you for praying, for giving, for loving and encouraging, for going to serve, and for serving us and this ministry in untold other ways. May you be encouraged as you read about what God has done around the world through the Sports Friends ministry in 2017!