World Cup 2010

Soccer and ministry opportunities in South Africa.

By Joe P.   |  07 . June . 2010
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Athletes in Action was in South Africa during the World Cup June 11-July 11 taking opportunities for outreaches like The Prize DVD distribution.

During the summer, soccer brought different groups of people together when South Africa hosted the FIFA World Cup during June 11-July 11.

Read an update from an AIA chaplain who was there.

FIFA, the international soccer federation, holds a worldwide soccer tournament every 4 years. This year, the top 32 teams in the world competedfor the 19th FIFA World Cup, the pinnacle of soccer achievement.

With the World Cup in town, Athletes in Action (AIA) in South Africa geared up by:

AIA South Africa Director Chris Dirks said that the goal is not just to reach the athletes.

“The vision that we’re setting before them is we want to see the 4th generation,” he said referring to Paul's letter to Timothy. “The goal is not to just start a Bible study, but to find reliable men in the study.”

Paul wrote, “And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others" (2 Timothy 2:2).

Outreach Tools You Can Use (Whether in South Africa or on Your Couch)