Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Dodgeball Extravaganza

This is our follow-up to the Mexico Mission trip for our junior high students. For the next month we'll be going through a series called Church is not a Chair (which I'll post about later), with the Dodgeball Extravaganza being the grand finale. Here's the description:

    Dodgeball is awesome. Poverty isn’t. It’s estimated that around 1 billion people live on less than one dollar a day. It’s also estimated that this form of extreme poverty could be eradicated within 20 years.

    It’s difficult to imagine this kind of poverty here in the United States, but it’s a reality that calls us to action. Jesus commanded us to take care of the marginalized and poor. We can make a difference, and we can even have a little creative fun doing it. Dodgeball Extravaganza is a dodgeball tournament with a purpose. You create a team with five of your friends, get some money and uniforms together, play some dodgeball, and help end poverty. Plus, you can compete to win the first annual Golden Dodgeball.

    Global Support Mission, a non-profit organization based in Nashville, is committed to seeing a movement of compassion wipe out hunger, disease, and extreme poverty. All of the proceeds from the Dodgeball Extravaganza will go to GSM for community development in Uganda, such as the building of fresh water wells and providing education and medical aid for children.

It's all about being creative, building community, and serving the marginalized in a practical and fun way. You can check out our website here, and read more about my friends at Global Support Mission here

And if you're part of a church in the Phoenix area, tell the middle school or junior high students at your church that they're invited! We want this to be a multi-church venture; the more the better!

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