World Cup Update: Orientation and Preparation

Believers at 2006 Fifa World Cup Germany™ prep for outreach

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Orientation, preparation: This crew is having three solid days of it. Fifty-four participants arrived in Munich and traveled to Erlangen on Monday, May 29. Staying in youth hostels, they held orientation sessions at a church in Erlangen. The day’s events included introduction to German culture, the group’s strategy for the next two weeks, sharing about God’s faithfulness in supplying the funding, 90 minutes of soccer practice, and prayer sessions. Most of orientation was pretty serious, but there was also some lightheartedness.

Dave Ferguson of Baptist Mid-Missions challenged participants to “buy up the time” for the Gospel during these two weeks. What God wants to achieve in reaching lives for Christ is far bigger than the World Cup. Participants were also burdened to pray as they heard about the broken lives of some they will encounter during this major event.

Schools represented by the participants include Appalachian Bible College, Baptist Bible College (Clarks Summit), Bob Jones University, Cedarville University, Faith Baptist Theological Seminary (Ankeny, IA), Maranatha Baptist Bible College, and Pillsbury Baptist Bible College.

The German believers who have gotten to know the participants say, “Great attitudes, great discipline.”

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