Colorado Rapids Associate Chaplain Hugo Venegas 2015

From the Rev: The Redemptive Edge

Ok. So, I’ve not written since early April. A sign of the busyness of this season and all that CrossTraining is going through with our rebranding and ministry. A few of my friends recently have asked that infamous question, “How are you doing?” Tired. Excited. Ready for this rebranding process to be finished. Struggling. Energized. […]

Colorado Rapids Associate Chaplain Hugo Venegas 2015

Associate Chaplain Hugo Venegas Resigns

Today, CrossTraining announced that Associate Chaplain Hugo Venegas who had served CrossTraining Ministries and the Colorado Rapids (Major League Soccer) resigned his position for family reasons. Rev. Dr. Venegas had served with CrossTraining and the Rapids for the last two and a half years, working as the bilingual chaplain alongside Rapids Lead Chaplain Brad Kenney […]

CrossTraining Travel 2015

This year, CrossTraining travel covered a lot of ground (and air) as our chaplains and counselors traveled some 30,000 miles in the scope of ministry. Some of the highlights are included below: Chaplains Brad Kenney and Hugo Venegas and Counselor Cody Baker traveled to Philadelphia, PA for annual MLS meetings and the MLS draft. Chaplain […]

Rev Brad Kenney Colorado Rapids Chaplain

From the Rev: All-Stars

This past week, the All-Stars of Major League Soccer invaded Denver to take on the Tottenham Hotspurs of the English Premier League for the annual MLS All-Star Game. Part of the festivities included the homegrown talent of MLS also taking on Club America‘s U-20 team. To cap off the weekend, the Los Angeles Galaxy were […]

2015 MLS Chaplain Meetings

Last week, the CrossTraining team from Colorado flew to Philadelphia to attend the annual MLS Chaplain meetings with the other chaplains from Major League Soccer as well as the NASL (North American Soccer League) and USL (United Soccer League) and be present for the 2015 MLS Draft. The meetings featured time to network and fellowship with […]

Timothy Project CR 2014: Indigenous Indians Receive Rapids Gear

Distant Bri Bri Native Indian Village Along Panama Border Receives Gear           In the distant native indigenous Bri Bri Indian village of Yorkin, nestled and shrouded by the green canopies of primary jungle forest along the Northeast border with Panama, is a group of young boys and men who are passionate […]

Timothy Project CR 2014: Amateurs Looking to Go Pro

High-Level Amateurs Receive Gear Harry Rugama is a first division player at the end of his career and along with his good friend and high-level amateur Silvestre Yaslin, they have formed a high competitive recreational team that can help aspiring players to keep in shape and continually developing their skills to create opportunities for young […]

Timothy Project CR 2014: Indigenous Boys Get Gear

Native Indigenous Boy’s Team in Amubri gets uniforms Luis Alberto Leon is a quiet, unassuming business Chinese Costa Rican who has been involved with the indigenous Native Indians of the Amubri community in the Southeast Region of Talamanca in Costa Rica for years. He has privately collected toys and gifts from friends in the community to […]

Timothy Project CR 2014: Answered Prayer

Youth at Getsemaní Baptist Church get prayers unexpectantly answered. Many of the young males and females at the Getsemaní Baptist Church in Limon, Costa Rica, are passionate soccer fans, whose passion translates from the stands to the field and from the pew to the prayer closet. With this passion for football, many of the youth and […]

From the Rev: Deja Vu

Three years, nearly to the day, CrossTraining held its annual retreat just before the Colorado Rapids home opening match against the Portland Timbers. CrossTraining team members and board advisors gathered in the mountains to pray and discuss the future of the ministry as the 2011 Major League Soccer season was about to get underway. The […]