FCA International Impact
We at North Texas FCA are excited about the opportunity to make a global impact by teaming up with the Columbia-Venezuela FCA as prayer partners and financial supporters of the international ministry.
We recently received an Impact Report from James Oilar, Director of the Columbia-Venezuela FCA, and thought it might encourage you to hear about the great work God is doing there.
Three teenaged sisters who had suffered abuse at the hands of their father were able to attend a soccer club hosted by FCA "where they heard the gospel for the first time and received Christ as Lord and Savior." Along with their mother, they are now experiencing healing from the trauma of their past.
FCA has formed a relationship with with the International Sports Coalition. Oilar says, "Our role will be to help train and equip hundreds of sports ministry leaders in Chaplaincy and 3 Dimensional Training. This relationship will allow us to significantly multiply the impact of FCA. Our next training is May 20-23rd in Medellin."
FCA has what we call the 4 C's of ministry - Coaches, Camps, Campus and Community. Oilar is thinking they will add a 5th C to the list - Church.
Simply said, what God is doing “to and through” coaches in Barranquilla has been amazing. Since Roberto and I first started FCA there in 2012 we have steadily grown to over 100 coaches in discipleship. As a result, coaches have expressed their desire to “do church” with us instead of attending other “less sound” doctrinal churches in their area. Each coach has an average family size of 5 and has an average team size of 48... Multiply that times 100 and well you can do the math. That’s over 5,500 people to start a church with! As exciting as this is we have a lot of steps to complete before this dream becomes a reality. Our plan is to first start a smaller church in a neighboring town called Malambo where Roberto and Gustavo have been having meetings with the parents of athletes as well as coaches and their wives. Our hope is that we will have the funds as well as all the steps completed in order to have our first service on August 14th and then we can proceed with the church plant in Barranquilla.
Posted on Wed, March 16, 2016
by DFW FCA