The PBJ ministry (Philippine Basketball for Jesus) children’s AWANA-style program:
One dozen volunteers, 70 street kids and 2 glorious hours of Christ-centered fun and games: a bright window through the grey backdrop of metro-Manila’s urban poor…
Enough talk… sign up HERE and come see for yourself!
james: PBJ’s ‘link’ to AWANA is a loose one in that PBJ is primarily focused on reaching street-kids through interactive events – starting with PI’s national obsession: the game of basketball. One of the additional events includes a weekly AWANA-styled event that serves the adjacent squatter community by giving kids there a healthy diversion of great fun, teaching and leadership development while demonstrating God’s love for kids. Bottomline: it’s bearing fruit! PTL
I’d be interested in knowing more about OMF’s PBJ ministry and the link to Awana. I work at Awana HQ in Chicago and would like to share this story with our staff.
Thinking of you all and praying for your trip home.
Great to see your work Craig! I was given your contact info by Charlie Doucett in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. As it turns out I’m with Mennonite Brethren fellowship called The Agora. I’ve recently started a video editing company called “fresh_think_films”. Quite eager to be “mobilizing people through good news”.
I actually know some people who have worked with O in Manila at one point.
Bless you man! Keep honoring Jesus as you actually care for people…