allow us to use sports to share the Gospel literally all over the world.
Since the ministry’s inception in 2006, we have taken 46 trips,
traveling to 13 different countries on 4 different continents,
sharing with 4,960 people. 416 of those are now followers of Christ.
What We Do
In short, we use sports to share the Gospel. This can be done by conducting a sports clinic/camp, playing a game of pick-up basketball in a city park or college campus, training high-level athletes, or playing exhibition games. We identify the specific sports service needed and provide players and coaches who can carry out the task. We have been able to use basketball, volleyball, softball, American football, soccer, golf, fishing, baseball, and Ultimate frisbee. With each of these projects our goal is to use the platform of sports in order to build relationships to create opportunities to share the Gospel.
Where We Work
Though we look to use sports as an outreach tool wherever we get the chance, the initial mission and burden of this ministry is to reach those at the “ends of the earth” who have never had the opportunity to hear the Good News for geographical, cultural, or legal reasons. Sports is a language all its own and breaks down barriers – cultural, political, social, even economic barriers. It opens doors that wouldn’t be opened otherwise. It reaches people that don’t necessarily want to be reached, and when we carry the Truth of the Gospel with us into those environments where there is little or no Gospel presence, lives are changed. While we are open to serving anywhere in the world, most of our international focus is on the Asian countries within the 10/40 Window.
What is the 10/40 Window?
The 10/40 Window is the rectangular area of North Africa, the Middle East and Asia approximately between 10 degrees north and 40 degrees north latitude. The 10/40 Window is often called “The Resistant Belt” and includes the majority of the world’s Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists. An estimated 4.65 billion individuals residing in approximately 8,750 distinct people groups are in the revised 10/40 Window. The 10/40 Window is home to some of the largest unreached people groups in the world such as the Shaikh, Yadava, Turks, Moroccan Arabs, Pushtun, Jat and Burmese.
10/40 Window Statistics:
- Home to the majority of the world’s unevangelized countries. The “unevangelized” are people who have a minimal knowledge of the gospel, but have no valid opportunity to respond to it. While it constitutes only one-third of earth’s total land area, nearly two-thirds of the world’s people reside in the 10/40 Window.
- Center of population: Two-thirds of the world’s population — more than 4.4 billion people — live in the 10/40 Window.
- Contains four of the world’s dominant religious blocs. The majority of the followers of Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism as well as the Non-Religious block live within the 10/40 Window.
- Home to the majority of the world’s poor. Of the poorest of the poor, more than eight out of ten live in the 10/40 Window. On average, they exist on less than a few hundred dollars per person per year.
Information above provided by the Joshua Project. For more information, visit The Joshua Project.
Interested in participating on one of our international trips?
For security reasons, we no longer publish our trip locations, details, or dates online. If you are interested in participating in one of our upcoming trips or would just like to know more about our projects, please email our staff. Please also prayerfully consider supporting our international missions programs by giving financially. Without the necessary funds to support our work, we are unable to take the Gospel to the ends of the earth.