"It has always been my ambition to preach the gospel where Christ was not known, so that I would not be building on someone else's foundation."
-Romans 15:20 (NIV)
Our country recently commemorated the thousands of men and women who have given their lives to defend the freedoms we enjoy which, among many other things, have allowed the Christian faith to prosper. We are grateful for the freedom to worship at our pick of thousands of churches and learn about our faith from Christian schools, Christian TV, radio, and internet stations. While our country has its problems, I think we can safely say that there is a strong foundation of the Christian faith available to all those who wish to take advantage of it.
There is, however, a large segment of our planet that has no such foundation. Within this segment - referred to as the 1040 Window - live 97%-98% of all the World's lost who have little to no access to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Why is it then, that only 2% of all missionary resources are invested in this area of the World? One reason is that political and social barriers often prevent missionaries from gaining access to these countries as "missionaries". Another reason is that the Church lacks the resolve and commitment necessary to break down those barriers through years of Gospel plowing, sowing, and watering. While I cannot judge its motives, it seems the Church is satisfied to invest the majority of its resources "on someone else's foundation" instead of leveraging its resources to build new foundations.
Uttermost Sports shares Paul's desire to preach the Gospel where there is no foundation. The Father has called us to use His resources to reach those who the enemy has secluded by way of oppressive religious and political chains. Through SPORT our representatives are INVITED into these countries where they are able to live out the Gospel as an incarnational witness.
Will you help Uttermost Sports continue its work? Please consider how you can support our ministry and share in the work that the Father is doing through sports.