Soares Family in Brazil

Soares Family with Atletas em Acao

We are missionaries in Brazil working with Atletas em Acao. AeA is a sports ministry that uses sports as a platform to share with athletes about Jesus Christ

March 25, 2008

Ministry News

Sports Ministry
We have been ministrying the word of God through sports to all ages of people. As we share about our ministry with you we ask you to pray for the items and also we want to encourauge you to consider extending your ministry through the opportunities God has blessed us with down here by getting involved with your financial help.

  1. Sports for young kids at the public shools - we have been involving kids ages 07-17 in sports. Susan and I use Basketball and another AeA staff couple use soccer to reach and ministry to young kids. In our basketball program we have about 120 kids enrolled with us. We provide for them basketball coaching, Biblical counseling, Bible study and games experience in compettions. We have 5 teams competing right now, and we are not very good this year so we hope to be better next year!
  2. Van Project - Susan and I bought a 16 seat passenger vehicle and we make monthly payments for the next 2 years. it is worth have it beacuse we use it for the kids so the kids benefit from it (taking them to games) families and kids to church (sunday morning rides to chruch we help about 7-10 people) our AeA satff also benefit from it and we all ride together to conferences and other ministry projects. Susan and I Praise the Lord for the big blessing this car is and for us it is worth every penny.

  3. Scholarship Program, this program helps us to help young people involved in ministry work to go to school. We have two young women (Prsiscila and Simone) receiving some funds about 60% of their needs from us and we could have at least two more young men involved with us but we can not help them at the moment.

  4. Clinics in different schools - Since we got some help from Priscila and Simone we set some goals for this year to get the others schools from around us involved with our programs. We have planned to do Basketball Clinics for the little kids. We could use some more people to help us. Our goal is to involved 2000 kids this yeat doing basketball clinics.

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