If you are a current prayer or financial partner of Buena Vista Sports Academy (BVSA) Guatemala, or are interested in a long-term investment in a ministry working towards generational transformation, this trip is for you! In particular, we are looking for men who have a passion for speaking into the lives of the young men of Buena Vista. The goal of the team is to grow the already existing relationships between many in our Compassion Christian family and the Rhinos players & Leiva family. This trip will be focused on the efforts of the deepStream ministry which uses soccer as a way to teach character and share the Gospel. You will spend a lot of time with the Rhinos (the players) and their families and encouraging them in their faith.
Note: This location of this trip requires good health and ability to engage in strenuous physical activity including walking distances with steep inclines.
For more information about this trip please email the team leader, Johanna White, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applying for a GO Team does not confirm your spot on the team. Once applications have been reviewed, you will be notified of your acceptance or status on a waiting list. If accepted, you will be asked to submit your $100 deposit which will confirm your position on the team.
About deepStream Guatemala
The Johnson’s followed God’s call to Guatemala in August of 2008. As they worked and lived among the people of Magdalena and Buena Vista, the depth of specific issues related to the men of Buena Vista came to light. They began praying for God to begin a ministry to the boys, which would soon become the Buena Vista Sports Academy for Boys. In the academy, the Johnson’s and their team work to break generational cycles of abuse, addiction, and absence related to extreme poverty. Brock has always worked in the business side of professional sports, which admittedly almost ruined him. He feels blessed to now be coaching and teaching boys who are far from the hoopla and self-absorption of professional sports. The entire family serves together through various roles at BVSA. Brock oversees the operation of the ministry, as well as coaches. Kerrie helps run the education program, and takes very seriously the role of “team mom.” Jake, 15, is a member of the Varsity Rhinos and has his sights set on being a missionary and playing professional soccer. Luciana Andrea, 3, keeps them all on their toes and helps make life just a little bit more of an adventure! The Johnson’s also have two daughters, Madi and Brooke, attending college in the US.
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The boys we mentor as they manage such difficult lives from the constant abuse in the homes.
Praying for our graduates – that they would leave the academy and enter the community as grown men who are willing to stand up against the “male atrocities” that are so widely accepted in our village.
Our endurance: working, as well as living in the village can take its toll. We want to run the race set before us with honor.Visit Partner Website