Sports Friends Perú

Meet the Team: Andrea

Meet the Team: Andrea

What is your role with Sports Friends? Trainer Mentor with Sports Friends Peru. My role includes sharing the mission and vision of Sports Friends, developing sports and ministry programs, helping and coordinating doing follow up with church teams, coordinating and...

Letter From A Coach With COVID-19

Letter From A Coach With COVID-19

Coach Waldemar has been faithfully using sports ministry to pour into the lives of young people in Lima, Peru. Back in June, Waldemar contracted COVID-19. From his hospital bed in Lima, he wrote this moving letter to his team, his family, and his friends.  Hello, how...

Ripples of Reconciliation

Ripples of Reconciliation

“that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.” (John 17:21) They call it the ripple effect: when an impact in one place begins a chain reaction that...

Pursued By Love

Pursued By Love

In central Lima, there is a community built up along the sides of a hill known as Cerro el Pino, the Hill of Pines. Home to around 20,000 people, El Pino is a densely populated area originally developed in the 1980s and 90s by people who fled from terror inflicted on...

That All Would Hear

That All Would Hear

Sports Friends Peru completed their first Basic Training of local coaches in 2013.  Headquarters for Sports Friends Peru is in Lima, the capital city of 11 million people, and the hearts of our full-time staff are to make the Name of Jesus known to all. These...

All Things New

All Things New

There is no question that Yahweh, the Living God, is greater than we could ever begin to comprehend. When we consider that He knows every leaf on every tree, every salamander under every stone along the mountain trails, the work of the mitochondria in our cells that...

Meet the Intern: Matt Stone

Meet the Intern: Matt Stone

Where are you from and how did you find out about Sports Friends?  I’m from a small town in England called Shrewsbury, and I found out about Sports Friends after showing an interest in sports ministry, then sending a few emails, and subsequently finding Sports...

Are You Ready? 

Are You Ready? 

At 12,800 feet above sea level, in the little mountain town of Ayaviri, we stood shivering. Although we were chilled to the bone, the warm welcome we received from our Andean brothers and sisters was unlike any other and quickly strengthened our resolve. Surrounded by...

Meet the Team: Coach Jhon

Meet the Team: Jhon Ramirez Jhon has served with Sports Friends since 2015. What is your role with Sports Friends? Coordinator of Basic and Ongoing trainings. Favorite sport: My favorite sports is futbol. Favorite Bible verse: “ Then David said to Solomon his son, “Be...

Franco: A Day in the Life

By Charles Millette At the age of 12, Franco graduated from elementary school and instead of entering middle school he decided to choose another educational institution: the school of “hard knocks”. For 6 years he lived on the streets of Lima where he joined other...

Meet the Team: Charles Millette

On this month’s edition of Meet the Team, we’d like to introduce you to Charles Millette working in Peru! Role with SF: Trainer of Trainers, Communications Coordinator for SF Peru Favorite Sport/Team: Montreal Canadians, NHL team Favorite Bible Verses: 1 Jn 3:16 &...

Friendship First

By Chuck Millette, SF Peru My first visit to coach Franck was a joy. God has allowed for him to coach and minister to a community in a special location in Lima. The open field where he trains is located in a shanty town known has Pacifico, named after the nearby...

A Godly Commitment

By Charles Millette, SF Peru Getting to know a coach means entering into his world, getting familiar with his routine, his joys and his struggles, seeing his life and God’s plans for him. Every time I visit a coach, there is so much to talk about because each and...

A Stolen Court, A Priceless Opportunity

By: Lindsay Geverink, SF Peru You pay for the court, you play on the court. Right? Well, according to the boys in Coach Aaron’s neighborhood, the person with the loudest voice wins. For many of us, we would just get louder to prove the court is logically ours. But...

Carolina’s Perspective

By Brian Langley, SF Peru Tell us about yourself. My name is Carolina (name changed), I’m 8 years old, and I play on the Fire Eagles church soccer team.  I live in Lima, Peru. When did you join the Fire Eagles soccer team? I joined in November of 2015. Why did you...

But WHY?

By Lindsay Geverink, SF Peru Why do you do what you do? No, I’m not asking what your job is or what it entails. I’m not asking where you got your degree or how you manage your work. I’m not even asking what church ministries you’re involved in and all the activities...

What Do You Have in Your Hand?

By Brian Langley, SF Perú A couple years ago, Sports Friends Perú organized a Basic Training near the capital city of Lima. At this particular training, a well-dressed young man named Eduardo arrived the day of the event. He hadn’t signed up in advance nor called to...

Meet the Team: Lindsay

On this month's edition of Meet the Team, we'd like to introduce you to Lindsay, one of our trainers from Peru! Name: Lindsay Geverink (soon to be Segura!) Role with SF: Trainer/Mentor Favorite Sport/Team: Michigan State Spartans/Detroit Tigers Favorite Bible...

Two Years Strong

By Lindsay Geverink, SF Peru A hammer, a saw and a soccer ball. What do these three things have in common? They are all tools. They can be used for good or bad purposes; to construct, bring together and benefit someone, or to destroy and tear apart. The hearts of...

Provision to Play

By Lindsay Geverink, SF Perú “We need to pray big and expectantly! Let’s pray to get the use of the stadium for free!” What better way to begin your sports ministry than to trust God to move in His mighty way and undeniably make His name known? With prayer as a...

Spreading the Good News Far and Wide

By Lindsay Geverink, SF Peru How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation. Isaiah 52:7 Bringing good news… to the mountains, to the desert, to the jungle, to the big cities, and to the...

Tough Love: A Year in the Making

By Aaron Gustavo Olivares Stuva and Lindsay Geverink, SF Perú We just celebrated the one-year anniversary of our sports ministry program. As we reflect back on the past year, we can’t believe the challenges and difficulties God has brought us through. We have so many...

Photo Friday – 9/12/14

He who was seated on the throne said, "I am making everything new!" Revelation 21:5 Photo taken in Perú by Jenn Brady

The Ultimate Prize

By Jhon Percy Ramírez Rivera, SF coach from Huaycán, Perú Playing soccer is one of my passions and to share it with others has always been my dream. Winning had always been my greatest desire, but God changed my perspective when He taught me what sports MINISTRY...