Sports and the Great Commission
Moldova for Christ Sports Ministry organized a baseball game between the Cupcini and Balti baseball teams on Saturday, September 17th. The teams played on a sports field at the Medical College in Balti. Since baseball is generally unheard of in Moldova, it attracted number a large of people who wanted to see what is going on.
The Cupcini team won the game, which was expected to some degree, since they have been playing baseball for five years and the Balti team is just starting.
Our Sports Ministry offers a great opportunity to build new friendships, get involved in the lives of people who do not know Christ and helps with physical conditioning. Also, it is good training experience in learning cooperation with others while achieving a goal, and training people to sacrifice their interest for a team’s success. It is a great asset for young people as they become missionaries, ministers, Christian leaders and promoters of God’s Kingdom on the earth.
We were very glad to see parents of some young players and people that simply came to support both teams in this tournament. God gave us a perfect opportunity to witness to these people. We were able to share with them about God’s work in our lives and in the lives of those that came to know Him when they came to baseball clinics and camps.
We thank God for the people that, in spite of the fact that they never attend any church, came to the event and were touched by the Word of God. They saw their friends and relatives that love the Lord, follow Him on the “narrow path” and live under the direction of Jesus Christ.
Our Lord can use many means to reach out to the unsaved, whether it be door-to-door ministering, crusades, puppet shows or sports events. He remains faithful to those who choose to follow Him no matter the venue.