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My name is Iniobong Thomas and I live in Trento Italy. I serve with the sports ministry program at the church I attend here in Trento. Our goal is to make disciples for Christ in and through sports starting here in our town and in other towns in Italy More ...

My name is Iniobong Thomas. I have a passion for sports and a desire to make disciples for Christ in and through sports here in Trento and across Italy.

I am involved with some of the local teams here in the city. I serve as a coach, a referee and I teach English through play. I also play on an amateur team here in Trento. I am also involved with European Christian Sports Union and Italian Sports Partnership.

The overall goal for me here in Italy is to model Christ  to the kids I coach, my fellow coaches, referees and my teammates, and more importantly to share the Gospel when the opportunities arise.

This summer (2016), we plan on holding a couple of basketball day camps here in Trento. These camps would involve coaching basketball in English and would include a time of sharing testimonies and introducing the kids to the Gospel story. We hope to have Christian coaches and players from other countries working alongside some of the local coaches. By the grace of God we hope that these camps would become an annual event.

I am trying to raise some money to cover some of the expenses that will arise in the coming days with regards to my stay here in Italy and the summer camps. The money raised would be used to cover the following costs:

  • Accommodation
    • Need to rent a bigger apartment that would also serve as a base for visiting coaches and teams
  • Travel expenses for conferences and summer camps
    • ECSU training conference in May 
    • OM sports camp in June
    • Salvation Army Youth Camp in August
  • Equipment
    • We need to purchase balls, cones and other basketball related equipment that would be used during the summer camps
  • Cost of booking gyms and other venues
    • While we hope to partner with some of the local teams, we would have to cover the cost of reserving locations for the weeks of the summer camps.

Donations of all sizes are greatly appreciated. If you would like some more information about my time in Italy and what I am doing here, you can e-mail me at inithomas@gmail.com

Thank you in advance and God bless you all. Peace

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