CrossTraining announces the first recipient of the 2012 Timothy Project program: a summer soccer camp in Pisek, Czech Republic. Please read more below about the team and this first project that CrossTraining will be supporting below:
They have been sending teams there for years, but this year will mark the first time the team has hosted a soccer camp. A short-term mission team of high school students and adults from Cherry Hills Community Church in Colorado will be going to the Czech Republic to help bring the light and hope of Jesus Christ to campers and use soccer to overcome cultural and language barriers. The work in Czech will be with Cherry Hill’s sister church in Pisek, Elim Evangelical Church. The soccer camp will be hosted by EEC for Czech teenagers from July 14th – 22nd.
The Czech Republic is the most atheistic country in Europe with more people claiming to be atheists than members of any organized religion. Years of communist oppression have left the Czech people struggling with the idea of a personal God who cares deeply about them. In the Czech Republic, only one person in three hundred claims to be a Christian. However since the fall of the Soviet Union at the end of the 20th century, a new hope has slowly risen in the Czech Republic, especially among the nation’s youth. Young people throughout Eastern Europe live in a changing world their parents never knew – a place once dominated by government sanctioned atheism, is now filled with opportunity and freedom. The nation’s youth are awakening to a hunger for “something more” that freedom, entertainment and technology cannot fill – a hunger for spiritual fulfillment found only in a personal relationship with a loving God.
If you would like to help make a contribution to this Timothy Project proposal, please send a donation (either PayPal below or a check to our address). Memo your gift as CXT: Czech. Remember that all donations made to START provide you with a tax-deductible receipt at year-end. Thanks for considering partnering with this Timothy Project!