Africa is a continent filled with young people. The average age is 17! In order to transform Africa with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, young people must be at the heart of the ministry.
One way to reach young people is through the use of sports. Ubabalo eAfrica (Grace for Africa) provides whole-life coaching to young people and teaches them how to disciple a team and incorporate Biblical values into coaching. This program links sports skills with life skills. Their vision is to train leaders who can go to their communities and disciple people through sport.
Recently, 18 students graduated from the training in Kabwe, Zambia. During the programme, the students reached out in Nakoli, a slum area where about 6,000 people live. The trainees were paired and each pair was given a football. It took less than 10 minutes before the pairs were surrounded by 200 teens and children wanting to participate. Some of these young people gave their lives to the Lord.
Please pray that God will continue raising up people to minister through sport in Zambia. Pray that more will come to know God’s love through this ministry.