WSM Bristol Newsletter August 2013
As I write we are three days into our summer camps. 120 children are learning about Jesus and 3 have started a friendship with Him over in Bath. We believe and faithfully expect more transformed lives as the weeks progress. Praise God! It is our favourite time of the year and we are looking forward to glorifying Jesus for three more sporty weeks in Bath, Frome and Bristol. Thank you for faithfully standing in prayer with us.
On our Radar: 6th - 9th August - Get Sported Camp, 13th - 16th August - Get Sported Camp, 31st August - Next Citywide Gathering, 15th September - Iain attempts the Bristol Half Marathon 18th October 18th - Crossbar Challenge Quiz
Get Sported Camp Update
With only one week to go we have received a record number of pre bookings. 32 children have signed in for the first week for camp and 21 for the second. The team have been praying for over 50 children to hear the powerful word and to get to know Jesus at the Park this summer. This year we have secured some foam javelins and beginner frisbees to add to our equipment supply. Also 40 NT Sports bibles have been kindly paid for by a local business man who is excited by evangelism and the role we play in our community. We thank God for his generosity and his support. Other exciting news is that our partnership with the neighbouring school has given us a new opportunity for the camps next year. Subject to more prayer we may be relocating to the local Primary School to work closer with the children who are hungry to hear about Jesus. Please continue to stand with us to pray for 18 more children to sign up in the coming week.
Young Leader Growth
Since last year we have been working closely with four talented teenagers who selflessly give their time and best ability to support us on our Get Sported Camps. This summer we will see four new Young Leaders join us. Georgina, Jack, Josh and Mike will be joined by Jess, Jack A, Lee and Sam. Jess and Jack A come to us as a teenagers who want to give something back to the camp they have enjoyed as children. Lee and Sam come to us from our partnership with Destiny Church. We are excited for them and ask that you join us in prayer for these new Young Leaders to settle in with us in the spirit of love and faith that this camp requires and for fast and long lasting friendships between them.
This month we have been selling donated items on ebay as a fundraiser for the ministry. So far we have raised just under £200. We do need more items for upcoming weeks so we can continue our eBay fundraising. If you have any unwanted gifts or bric-a-brac please could you consider donating it to WSM Bristol fundraising. We would be happy to arrange to pick up from you. Please contact Akeel a_t worldsportministries d_o_t com
Team Fusion Triathlon
On Friday 16th August our young leaders have organised a fundraising triathlon to raise money for Get Sported.They have a website and a fundraising page. Please click here for more info. Please stand with us to support them.
Crossbar Challenge Quiz
We are taking bookings for our annual Sports Quiz which is being held on Friday 18th October, 7:30pm at Goals Brislington. If you would like to book a table or join a team please click here for more information
The Bristol team meets every other Monday to plan, pray and socialise. The next meeting is Monday 1st July. If you would like to come along and hear how God is directing the team in sport ministry post Games please email akeel a_t worldsportministries d_o_t com or phone: 0117 353-3153
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