One Challenge uses sports as tool to reach out to communities with a common language – the love of sports and recreation. Typically, OC uses familiar sports like basketball, soccer, and volleyball. Recently OC worker, Joshua, has partnered with a local mission worker, Raul, to reach out to the volunteers at La Cruz Roja (The Red Cross) using rappelling skills in Guatemala.
At the end of February, Joshua led over a dozen young men and women in rappelling training. After the training, the president of the local Red Cross chapter requested Joshua train another group of his volunteers and connected him with more young people who’d like to learn to rappel.
“My vision would be to empower people to go places they have never gone before, and experience God’s creation in a new way,” Joshua says. “As part of the Global Sports Ministry Team, I labor to empower a new generation to step into greatness that God has designed them for.” This type of rescue and recreational opportunity as a way to reach young people, while meeting a need in the area that Raul has seen and expressed.
“There are themes of a walk with Christ woven into the fabric of mountaineering. I’m exploring whether developing these themes would be something worth the investment of time and resources,” Joshua says.
Pray with One Challenge
- Pray for wisdom for Joshua and Raul as they explore this rappelling ministry and how God wants to use it.
- Pray for Joshua as he seeks to purchase equipment needed to do this ministry well.
- Pray for the young men and women who Joshua works with, that they would be good soil for the gospel.