Yesterday, Athletes in Action was officially unleashed on the athlete’s village, and it was perhaps the most terrifying, exhilarating thing I’ve ever experienced. I knew ministry would be both a challenge and a privilege, but I really hadn’t grasped the way God would use our team in such tangible ways. I was able to connect with athletes and coaches from India, Canada and Great Britain, and my teammates were right beside me all day bringing victory to Gwangju beyond competition.
Seeing God move so powerfully here in Korea gave me courage. When Kevin, one of our staff, asked me to share my testimony at our evening service (with zero time to prepare), I agreed without much hesitation. And then I panicked. As an introvert and general human being, I dislike sharing the most vulnerable corners of my heart to complete strangers. As I relayed the details of my walk with Christ to a Polish, South African, Korean, Canadian and Kiwi audience, I felt God pushing me to open up and surrender. One of my best friends whom I’ve known for nearly three years heard my story for the first time last night, and as much as it sucked to reopen certain sharp and very painful cans of worms God is so faithful. He uses fire to refine us and make us grow, so we can emerge as international sports embassadors and a hundred other divine things. Thank you so much to everyone who made this tour possible for us, your prayers and your support have sparked incredible things here!
For the team,