Thursday, January 26, 2012
Athletes in Action
I have kept in touch with AIA recently just because I am interested in any group that furthers the Lord's work and AIA is one of those. I have wanted to get into sports ministry more and more recently, so waaaay back last fall, I filled out an online application to coach for AIA or to work a clinic. I filled out the app and three people had to fill out reference emails. Finally, I spoke to Kelly Combs, former college coach and now with AIA, for about 45 minutes one day on the phone. During that conversation, I gave my testimony as well as what I believe the Lord is calling me to do.
I must have done something right as Coach Combs contacted me the other day that I had been selected to serve with them this summer in some capacity. It was going to be up to me what I felt called to do. There were options to be an assistant coach in Brazil and Southeast Asia, or I could go work coaching clinics at three different places in Africa.
Since I had gotten to know Coach Combs a little through the interview process and through email, I chose to go with him, to be his assistant on the Southeast Asia tour. I have filled out the paperwork and will start soon in raising the money for this mission trip. I am excited, yet a little nervous. It requires two things I am not a huge fan of and that is flying and being away from my family for an extended time.
I want to thank all of those people who have been supportive in the changes I am making and will make soon. I hope that you pray for me and my family and I will probably even post soon how you can donate some money towards my trip if you feel compelled to do so.