Timothy Project: Back to Guatemala

Students from Valor’s 2011 immersion talk with local Guatemalan boys about soccer and faith in God. The team received 25 “Higher Purpose” soccer balls from CrossTraining – the color scheme on the ball helps tell the story of God’s love.

CrossTraining has announced the second awarded Timothy Project for 2013. This project will be one familiar to CrossTraining supporters and followers as a team from Valor Christian High School returns to Zacapa, Guatemala – this year with a more soccer-oriented focus in mind. In 2011, Valor had an immersion trip with students learning Spanish and living in country – the team requested soccer balls to take on their trip as they had several outreach moments with children in the city of Zacapa and several surrounding villages.

This year, the team from Valor will consist of players and coaches from the boy’s and girl’s soccer teams. And the plan is to run several soccer camps and clinics during their time in the country and then to bless a local church by leaving the donated equipment for the church to continue to use in reaching out to the community.

Fans in Zacapa, Guatemala watch the game from behind barbed wire fences.

Professional soccer in Guatemala has a different look and feel than here in the U.S. This photo, from Valor’s 2011 immersion experience is after a game with the local team in Zacapa.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To find out more about the Valor trip click here.

CrossTraining is currently supporting this project by supplying:

  • 50 soccer pinnies
  • 4 dozen training cones
  • Donated hydration equipment
  • Donated used equipment (soccer shoes, goalie gloves, etc.)

If you would like to help, the team still needs about 150 soccer balls to take down and leave in Guatemala. You can make a donation through CrossTraining by using PayPal below and marking your donation Timothy Project: Guatemala. For more information on the Timothy Project check out our information page here.

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