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7 Ways to Pray for Sports and Recreation Ministries [June Prayer Focus]
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When Your Escape from Ministry Becomes Your Ministry
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Monthly Prayer Journal: August 2016

7 Ways to Pray for Sports and Recreation Ministries [June Prayer Focus]

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From basketball to rock climbing, sports and recreation ministries bring people together and open incredible doors for the Gospel! Discover seven ways you can pray for Christ to be known through these ministries this month. Photo by TEAM

There’s a reason your VBS program has a game time: Fun things attract people, even if you make them listen to a lesson first. But sports and recreation ministry is much more than getting people to sit down for a devotional. When you coach a team, you get to teach discipline from a biblical perspective. When you counsel a camper, you get to pray with them about their struggles. When you organize kayaking trips, you get to spend hours talking about God. Recreation lets people bond in a non-threatening way, which opens incredible doors for the Gospel! This month, will…

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When Your Escape from Ministry Becomes Your Ministry

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Burnt out and worn down, Steve Dresselhaus was ready to resign from being a missionary. Until he went kayaking. Photos courtesy of Steve Dresselhaus

What is your passion? What is the thing you get most excited about? The thing you would be doing if all your dreams came true? Whatever it is, Steve Dresselhaus guarantees you can turn it into a ministry — and he should know. For over a decade, the TEAM missionary has led people to the Lord, discipled new believers, counseled couples and more, all while kayaking on the beautiful Sea of Cortez in Mexico. Steve actually started kayaking as a way to escape mission work. In 1996, the pastor was burnt out to the point that he sent TEAM his…

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Monthly Prayer Journal: August 2016

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"This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us." - 1 John 5:14, NIV | Photo by TEAM

From a kayaking ministry in Mexico to a nursing school in Zimbabwe, missions workers around the world are sharing the gospel in creative ways. Join us this month in praying for them and the relationships they are forming. Download your free printable prayer guide here. Week 1     PAPUA | Dan and Louise Hubert write, “The Annual Merauke Youth Camp finished last month. Pray that the students would be inspired and encouraged to live as disciples of Christ in their communities, schools, and families. Also pray that many would join the cell groups which are formed at the end of the camp.” CENTRAL ASIA | A…

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