The Timothy Project: CCPC Uganda 2017 Update is pleased to report that through the soccer gear donated by CrossTraining many lives in the outskirts of Kampala were changed for the good. Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church (CCPC) is a valued ministry partner of CrossTraining. Through this partnership Timothy Project donations have touched the lives of hundreds of people in Uganda over the years.
This trip, in particular, brought great encouragement to both CCPC and CrossTraining as a former member of Youth For Christ Uganda (YFC) has established and is leading his own soccer league. His name is JP and he was deeply involved with a previous CCPC trip to Uganda. Unbeknownst to the CCPC team, JP has since launched his own soccer program in the very same slum neighborhood in which he grew up. Youth For Christ chose the location to give the soccer gear. When the team arrived to the slums in the outskirts of Kampala they were surprised to see JP and his players. JP has taken the leadership skills that he developed during his time with YFC to run the league.
Cameron Bristol of CCPC shares his memories of the time with the soccer team. “We played with the kids through the afternoon until the sun went down, Americans vs Ugandans (we got crushed), and it was an amazing experience.”
Bristol shares that the players were excited and super thankful for the jerseys, the t-shirts and the balls (especially the indestructible ones) that we were able to give them; it was a huge blessing. But even more so, it was awesome to see how JP had grown, and grown his ministry, and to be able to help him grow it even more.
“Thank you guys so much for the gear and the opportunity to give, it really turned out amazing.” Bristol said.
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