The following report is from one of our sports workers - a National who is also a Muslim Background Believer - living and working in his home South Asian country (edited for security and readability): "The ongoing wave of displacement in a certain South Asian country is the single largest population movement recorded in the country since it was created. Under pressure to tackle the militancy which has taken root in the country, the government has launched successive military offensives in the past months across several districts of the country. Recently the government decided to move all the Internally Displaced Peoples into one camp. There are more than 25,000 families and 107,000 people in the camp with the majority being women and children. There is a great number of orphans, child-headed families and woman-headed families in this camp. In an effort to engage the youth and provide an avenue for recreation to them, we partnered with the local government and other humanitarian organizations to conduct sport camps. The camps were a tremendous success! There were 100 boys and 100 girls involved in the program. In addition to the sports activities, all 200 children were provided with food and hygiene kits at the end of the program.
This inaugural event has laid the foundation for many more similar camps. If we work together we can continue to bring smiles to the faces of hundreds and thousands of these disadvantaged children and ultimately impart the Gospel Message to them through Sport!"