MAIyearinreview15

Dear Friends,
Merry Christmas!
We want to thank you for supporting our ministry through prayer, volunteer service and financial support which has allowed us to train 526 sports ministry coaches, and inspire the lives of over 11,000 people during the last two years.
Our year in review update 2014-2015 can be found by CLICKING HERE to give you a picture of MAI’s ministry.
To make a special and most appreciated year-end contribution please CLICK HERE.  Your contribution will be used to assure that MAI finishes the year in the black and is ready for 2016.
To make a gift to an MAI missionary you are already supporting or would like begin supporting please CLICK HERE.
MAI’s approach to ministry has always been to create an environment where people can experience how they can use the sport of soccer to build a relational bridge with another person in order to share the life-giving message of the gospel.
We impart this training through our Sports Ministry Training process to players and coaches-in-training on the 17 teams that we operate in the USA as well as through international training conferences. Internationally, we have trained over 270 coaches in the past two years who are now engaged in ministering to over 5000 youth.
The people doing this ministry work of sharing the gospel here in the USA and internationally are primarily young people, age 17 to 26, and for most of them, this is their first experience using sports as a platform for sharing their faith.  We provide opportunities to put that training into practice through our summer soccer camps and international outreach trips.
This year, over 2500 youth heard the gospel at our soccer camps and over 150 accepted Christ as their savior.  Another 125 participated in our international outreach trips to Brazil, Czech Republic, Japan and Mexico.
Our urban ministry has experienced and now touches the lives of over 200 youth living in at-risk neighborhoods in Charlotte, Chicago and Los Angeles area.  Over 15 of our staff are living in the same neighborhoods as the youth that they are coaching so that they can increase the depth of their relationships.
Thanks for being on our team!
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