Isn't it funny how the little things seem to make the biggest impact. I remember when I was younger, if you served pizza at any event, me and my buddies were there.
"You gonna have basketball?"
It's the little things that lead us to great discoveries. I gave my life to Christ at a camp with hot girls and sports everywhere. At that time, all you needed to get my attention was have something sports related and some good looking girls around and I was game. When I was a student pastor I would always have pizza, video games and sports going on at all events. Parents would often ask me why I would "waste" resources on stuff like that, wasn't the gospel of Jesus enough? It is, but why not have some fun while you are at it. I also knew some kids wouldn't step foot in a church unless there was something awesome and fun going on... like hot girls, pizza and basketball.
I have had the opportunity to lead a bunch of kids Christ while playing football and basketball on a Saturday afternoon. Some of those kids are now Ducks and Aggies and are still playing football on Saturdays in stadiums filled with 90,000+ fans.
It's always the little things.
A soccer ball is a little thing. You can get one for about 4 bucks! That's not much at all.
It's cool that something that costs $4 can help thousands. Giving a school in Malawi one soccer ball can free up a missionary to share the gospel of Jesus to thousands of kids and their families. I love it! In Texas, it takes football and basketball to get kids open to hearing the life-changing gospel and in Malawi, all it takes is a soccer ball. Kids are kids no matter where they come from.
Life Church Austin is sending soccer balls to Malawi to help missionaries get into a handful of schools so they can share the gospel of Jesus Christ. Would you like to help me get some of those soccer balls? A couple of bucks could make an eternal difference.
To help, email me at email@example.com.