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Pray for God to move through World Cup witness, workers ask

RICHMOND, Va. (BP)–The World Cup soccer games have drawn people from 36 nations to Korea and Japan — where Southern Baptists and other Great Commission Christians are waiting to share the good news of God’s love.

Thirty-five Southern Baptists and other Great Commission Christians are partnering during the games to distribute more than 11,000 gospel tracts and 1,500 “Jesus” films. Since the games began May 31, 100,000 visitor’s guides that contain a gospel presentation and testimonies of Christian soccer players, as well as schedules and events, have been handed out.

And people are responding to the witness, workers report. One Korean man and his two children accepted Christ as Savior after watching a copy of the Jesus film they received from workers.

The workers expect many more opportunities for God to move among athletes and fans before the final game in Yokohoma, Japan, June 30. Workers ask Southern Baptists to pray for an outpouring of God’s spirit to move in mighty ways during the World Cup.
— Learn more about sports outreach http://www.gospelcom.net/rbc/ss/outreach/msep.
— A database of sports ministries http://www.sportsoutreach.org/ministry/index.php.

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