Sports Ministry brings Change

Here in Cambodia we are limited to which sports are affordable, also tangible to the culture, and demographics. IHSI has been focusing on one sport that will help with the physical and mental and emotion and spiritual health of our community. That Sport being football (soccer) as we call it in the US.

We have sent our staff to learn how to play the game by the rules, how to coach the game, and how to teach the strategies that are involved in the game. Sokra has been to Vietnam and Phnom Penh on different occasions to learn skills in Coaching skills, IHSI also have had a outreach team from Michigan that held a sports clinic at our center with coaching and playing skills development

This past few months we have joined in with other ministries, and NGO’s in support of tournaments that benefits the teams with learning the game, skills, friendship, as well as sportsmanship. Everyone involved in these efforts are learning different new skills even the coaches and organizations.

IHSI has three teams that we coach at this time. Young boys, Older boys, and a Girls team. Our center has become a buzz with children all wanting to learn skills and play the game. Every afternoon there are practices for the teams. Evening and weekend are filled with games for all ages.

Our Coach and his staff are also teaching biblical prospectives to the teams. This has been an eyeopener to some of the team members, we believe that we can and are influencing our community in many ways with the ways we are living our lives and our actions towards others. This alone has prompted questions that can only be answered by the Gospel.

IHSI teams have been commanded on there character at the tournaments, Other Coaches have come directly to our Coaches and expressed that the teams from IHSI have GOOD character and they are impressed with the teams sportsmanship towards the other teams.

Sports ministry has been changing and influencing lives in Cambodia, Use what is in your hand to influence thous around you.

Cooler weather in Cambodia

We are entering our Cambodian winter season. Although we don't see snow or extreme cold here we do have cooler weather. Which for a national is cold. This season brings colds and all kinds of runny noses, coughs and all that is entailed with sickness. This weather is extremely difficult for the older people in Cambodia. Typical Cambodian housing in the province where we live consists of a one room home constructed with leaves or tin and bricks. The homes placements are usually perched above running or still water for lack of not owning property. This can create even a colder night sleep for the ones with no blankets or covers. Please pray for the people with no blankets to find warmth and comfort and for the older people, that their relatives will help them during this winter season. Also pray for health for babies and moms, young and old alike. 

Thank you for your prayers

IHSI     

GCCS men's group

 Praying before our Saturday moto ride

Praying before our Saturday moto ride

GCCS men's group is just that we are a group of men that are wanting fellowship. We work all week and we are looking for a time to talk together and share our lives together. We have just started our group, we are asking the question to each man, what is the desire of the men's group? Each man has had a opportunity to voice what he would like the men's group to be. The men all have a voice in the direction of the outside trips and the teachings that they feel they need to be encouraged and straightened in. I believe this group is learning more about leading themselves through our times spent together. Speaking openly and discussing challenges that life is giving them. I see growth in each man in the group in a short time.

 We had a flat tire on the way and found this awesome village man to help us.

We had a flat tire on the way and found this awesome village man to help us.

 Great lunch together with some laughs on how we had gotten lost on the way.

Great lunch together with some laughs on how we had gotten lost on the way.

 Making new friends is so much fun.

Making new friends is so much fun.

 Spending time with great Men of God.

Spending time with great Men of God.

 Looking forward to seeing how God will use this group of men.

Looking forward to seeing how God will use this group of men.

Update on Vouen

Thank you for praying for Vouen. Vouen is home now his blood platelets are on the rise that is a good sign, He has had an X-Ray and his organs are in good condition. With that said Vouen is on the road to recovery. He will be resting and recovering for sometime. Please keep praying for him as he starts his recovery. Thank you

Eric Hanson Director/Co-founder In His Steps International Erich@ihsionline.org