And all peoples on earth will be blessed through you…
Sunday we attended the first anniversary party for Project Bless, a sports ministry that started with volleyball and has recently expanded to court soccer (played on a basketball court). The ministry was started by our team leader and Ariel, a Bolivian college pastor with a passion for God and volleyball. In its first year of existence, the volleyball teams have become self-sufficient, with hopes of the soccer team doing the same. The vision is to see college students grow as Christians and bring the love of Christ to the court.
The name Bless comes from Genesis 12:3, where God tells Abraham “and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.” The team chose “Bless” (in English) as their team name, as they want to be a blessing to those around them, on and off the court.
We’ve been actively supporting these teams for the past several months by cheering at games and showing up at practices and meetings, and it has opened up some great friendships for us. Please pray that these relationships would continue to develop and mature.
At the anniversary party we announced a new venue of Bless: Improv. We’ve been planning and preparing for a while for this new side of Bless – not just sports, but now also starting in the arts.
We will hold our first meeting for a new improv comedy ministry on May 22, and are excited to see the vision of Bless spread to the theatre. Please pray that God would bring the right people into this ministry, with the right mix of skills and abilities for improv.