102 people traveled to Sosua, Dominican Republic, for the 5th annual Athletics International Missions trip June 18-25.
From team leaders Steve & Tammy Barr, and Fred Billings:We ministered to 5,000 Dominican boys and girls through sports, including soccer, baseball, volleyball and basketball. We delivered a plane load of used sports equipment to the coaches in 12 different communities, taught proper technique and played ball with the coaches and kids for a week, provided a hot dog lunch for each child each day, attended two street crusades, and held Bible studies and/or VBS each day in each community.
The trip was a huge success with 1,000 of the youth making decisions for Christ and countless others being encouraged to walk ever closer to our Lord. IR6:8 provided both full and partial scholarships for 25 of the 102 participants (primarily high school and college athletes who otherwise would not have been able to go).
The priority goals for AIM are:
a) to teach and support the local Dominican pastors and coaches and encourage them to work together to reach and disciple the children for Christ in their respective communities
b) to evangelize Dominican adults, youth and children.