Here is an encouraging update from one of our partners in Angola:

BP Angola 2019

We focus on Whole Life Coaching. We have 5 groups with 80 children each and five coach. The meeting is weekly. Recently we launched the second generation under elevens team in holidays, we hope to form 10 teams in each group.

We have lot of stories: it is a joy to see kids wearing a real jersey, replacing the handmade ball with a real ball, and it is easy talking about life because the children respect us.

Malawi SF, 2017great_photo_of_a_village_ball

One child said, “Uncle you are very good bring to us a ball and fun even for girls.”
When we launched an under 11 Whole Life Coaching, a formal professional soccer player come to me and he said, “I can see your love of soccer what about starting a club?”

Also in our culture, it is normal that adults not have time to take care of children.

Ball Project is thankful for our partners around the world working to build communities & help children play.

Bad day not bad life

 

Ball Project provided $300 recently for us to purchase basketball, volleyballs, and soccer balls for a community sports camp here in Albuquerque. This was the first major project that our local community sports team has attempted, and it went really well!

q3.2019 camp coaching

We did a 3-day sports camp for around 35 kids in the International District, a neighborhood in Albuquerque synonymous with crime, poverty, gang activity, and hopelessness. We partnered together with a local Hispanic church, an after school program, a local basketball coach, and SportQuest.

NM q3.2019 circle talk

Together we were able to provide an excellent experience for these kids that was fun, that helped them play and be active, and that gave them hope. Each day we focused on a specific word: Passion, Perseverance, and Purpose, and we shared a faith story. The kids loved it, and many of them will stay involved with our local organizations and opportunities (church, after school program, basketball skill development, etc.).

NM q3.2019 basketball

This event was such an encouragement to our team, and now we are dreaming about the next step in the development of our team as well as in serving this community. A huge thanks to Ball Project for providing the sports equipment for this project! That was a great blessing and encouragement to us!

NM q3.2019 balls & equipment

Ball Project is thankful for our partners around the world, like this community sports team in Albuquerque, for helping children play.

Help children play

“Give me a ball and I’ll have a thousand kids chasing after it.” –Solomon, Kenya

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