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Over a period of two years, a group has been established, of both nominal Christians and athletes from the majority-faith background. This group, along with their coaches, prays and exhibits good moral ethics during practices and competitions.
Waheed*, a coach, gave a book of 25 favourite stories of the Bible to a Christian runner named Marina* who is 17 years old. Marina didn’t regularly attend Sunday school in her childhood, so for her it was difficult to understand the Bible stories. Waheed encouraged her to bring the storybook to the stadium so he could answer her questions about the stories. Day by day, Marina learns from the storybook, and she receives a better understanding of Christ and has since accepted Christ as her saviour.
One day, Waheed saw that another athlete, Naeema*, approached Marina and showed interest in the storybook. As Naeema left, Waheed approached Marina and inquired about the other athlete. Marina shared, “She wanted to get this storybook from me, but I told her this is the only copy I have so I cannot give it to her.” Waheed replied, “You can always give this storybook to others. I have in stock many more copies.” Marina then gave out her storybook to Naeema, so she can learn about God too.
Naeema and Marina have completed the study of this storybook, and both are now reading the Bible under Waheed’s supervision.
Please pray for Marina and Naeema to grow strong in their faith and for Waheed to continue impacting the lives of athletes alongside two other coaches.
Published: Friday, 05 August 2016
Credit: OM International