Sports Friends Peru
Sports Friends (SF) Peru desires to train and equip churches and church planters to use the powerful platform of sports for intentional church planting, evangelism and discipleship ministries. Church leadership and SIM Peru are looking for new and creative strategies to relate to the youth in Peru. Approximately 48% of the population in Peru is under the age of 24 and many love football, volleyball and other sports. Sports is a magnet that is already attracting these young people, and it creates a perfect environment for building deep relationships that lead to Gospel-sharing opportunities. The Peruvian youth are the focus of Sports Friends Peru, but the impact goes much deeper into their family structures through our intentional relationship-building strategies. This project covers the costs and activities of Sports Friends in Peru (such as training, leadership development, sports equipment, Bibles and ministry materials, and other resources) as we work with the Peruvian church and mission partners to develop an effective, fruitful, church-centered sports ministry movement beginning in the capital, Lima, where 1/3 (10,000,000) of the entire country population (30,000,000) reside and expanding to other areas of Peru.