Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Something UL, WKU, and UK Fans Can Be Excited About

I found out today that a UK, UL, and WKU basketball player will be among 11 players who will be joining a team in May and playing for over 2 weeks in China.  The local players are Petyon Siva (UL), Jon Hood and Josh Harrelson (UK, and Steffphon Pettigrew (WKU).  Why is this such a big deal?

The trip is one of several sponsored and organized by Sports Reach, a Kentucky-based Christian sports ministry that uses athletics as a platform to share Christ throughout the world.

You know what this means.  Dare I say it . . . I will be rooting for this team including those who represent the University of Kentucky!  I think this is the final sign of the Apocalypse.

I am very excited to see high profile college players like these representing Christ internationally.  Let us pray for these players that they are well received, do not get injured, and are able to share the gospel with a country that is hostile to it.  But with any evangelistic trip like this, we must pray that their experiences in missions over there continue over here as these players will be major forces in the coming years of college basketball.  In a sport where players care more about future dollar signs, this story is a pleasant and well received suprise.

Good luck guys!  Even the UK players.

Card Chronicle - Peyton Siva Taking His Smile to China 

PS:  Of course I'll be rooting the most for Peyton Siva.  He's the man! :o)

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