"He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To do justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God."
Women living in the countries where we work are often under attack from those who believe women should not be allowed to do many of the things that Americans take for granted...like education and sport. In fact, just this week a girls' school in a South Asian country was attacked with poisonous gas causing 47 girls to pass out and suffer serious side effects. The attacks were allegedly carried out by "enemies of girls' education". What is the appropriate response to such news? Is it enough to simply shrug our shoulders and extend our feelings of sympathy? We believe that we have a calling, and the capacity, to do much more. How?
Uttermost Sports is actively reaching out to women in the areas of the World that are plagued with such occurrences. Through SPORT, our front line representatives are able to minister to women who live under heavy oppression and, as a result of their involvement, often face threats of physical harm or severe social repercussions. Because of these harsh realities, we celebrate when we get to see the women living in these contexts experience the freedom and joy of playing a game of volleyball, basketball, softball, etc. for the first time! Although it may seem like a baby-step on the road to equal rights, we believe it is an important step and one in which we can play an integral part. Through something as unassuming as an after school basketball program, social norms are broken down and CHANGE is initiated; in many cases the greatest change of all takes place when young women come to faith in Jesus!
Please consider how you can support our ministry and share in the work that the Father is doing through sports