We are in our second term at our Arise Africa Christian Secondary School and we have 135 students that are all so excited to have the opportunity to be attending school. Last term the school organized a Sports Day for all the students and I had the privilege of being the “special guest” and my heart was so full after watching these students get competitive and so excited about sports.
All of our students are divided into “houses” and within those houses they have responsibilities, Bible Studies, and on days like Sports day they become a team that compete against the other houses. It was so fun to watch them play soccer, jump around in a sack, taking each other out in relays, and playing basketball. But it was hard to watch as well because our playing field has a lot of rocks and it is not a flat field so every time they fell it made it more evident to us that we really needed to invest in a playing field. The students loved the day and asked when we were getting basketball courts and a playing field for them to play soccer and football.
I desperately want to see our school have a Sports Complex not only for them to enjoy but also for the community around to come and play. Sports are such an important part of development and it allows our students to develop the talents that have been given to them.
We have a team of college athletes coming in just a few weeks to spend two weeks with our students holding a sports camp with them daily. We just need a playing field, basketball court, and some new grass! Would you be willing to help meet this need for our Secondary School?
We need $2000 to pour a concrete slab for a basketball court. 🙂 Would you consider helping the cause? We have the team ready to do the labor and the students ready to play…
If you would like to donate to our Secondary School Sports Complex you can send a check made payable to Arise Africa Int’l and send it to Journey Church
c/0 Mark Harvey
3500 Spring Forest Rd
Raleigh, NC 27616
All donations are tax-deductible. Please make note in the comments section “AAI Secondary School Sports”
Praying the Lord meets this need for our school 🙂