Destination Costa Rica: Trinity's Soccer Teams Participate in Sports Ministry
Members of Trinity’s men’s and women’s soccer teams anticipate a trip to Costa Rica for Interim in January, playing soccer and serving various communities and organizations while spreading the gospel of Christ.
The teams will spend time competing in soccer matches and presenting the gospel to their opponents. Time off the field will be spent visiting and serving in low-income neighborhoods, orphanages, and nursing homes.
“These types of activities would give our athletes and coaches the opportunity to serve the Lord out of our comfort zone,” said Jose Dominguez, head coach of the men’s soccer team. “We are looking forward to experiencing competition at a different level and style, to develop our personal relationships with the Lord, and to give the athletes the opportunity to get to know each other at a different level while they experience a new task as a team.”
Men’s soccer player Osvaldo Montelongo ’11, a midfielder from Omaha, Nebraska, has never been on a trip that involves helping others through sports ministry. “I know this is going to be a great experience for me,” said Montelongo. “As a team, we felt that we wanted to get a different perspective of how Christianity is working in a different part of the world.”
Defenseman Thomas Clason ’12 of Somonauk, Illinois, echoes his teammate’s sentiment. “Any kind of chance that I would be able to spread the word of God or even just help people out is worth the time and money to me,” said Clason, “and because we get to go as a team, I feel that we can grow as a team and get to know each other better by these sharing experiences.”
For more information about the trip or other travel-abroad interims, visit tcc.trnty.edu/depts/interim/interims.pdf.
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