Rudy Verhoeff quietly serves for Canada’s men’s volleyball

Canada barely qualified for the Olympics in men’s volleyball, sneaking in with a five-set win over China in the Olympic Qualification tournament in June. It was the first Olympic appearance in men’s indoor volleyball for Canada in 24 years, but the team was clearly not satisfied with just being there.   The 12th-ranked Canada ended [...]

By |2016-08-17T08:43:57-04:00August 17th, 2016|All Articles, Athletes in Action|565 Comments

3 ways to pray for the Olympics in Rio

The Olympics in Rio kicked off this past weekend with much fanfare, as Brazil set aside the controversies leading up to the games to set the stage for the athletes. The events themselves have been amazing to watch, including multiple world records set in the pool.   It’s also a great time to be in prayer [...]

By |2016-08-09T08:52:58-04:00August 9th, 2016|All Articles, Athletes in Action|293 Comments

Athletes in Action: Amir is here

It had been three days since Amir* had eaten a proper meal. But that wasn't unusual in the Riverdale neighbourhood of Hamilton, Ont. With the largest proportion of new immigrants in the city, many families in this area are without work and the children are often hungry.   So when Amir received daily snacks and [...]

By |2015-11-25T08:00:00-05:00November 25th, 2015|All Articles, Athletes in Action, Ministries|86 Comments

Grey Cup Breakfast: Finding faith on and off the football field

The climax of the CFL season is just around the corner, as teams battle their way through the playoffs in hopes of heading to the 103rd Grey Cup in Winnipeg.   These showdowns will also determine who will speak at the 37th annual Grey Cup Breakfast.   Players from each of the two teams competing [...]

By |2015-11-13T17:00:26-05:00November 13th, 2015|All Articles, Athletes in Action, Ministries|593 Comments

Brenda Murillo has nothing to prove

Brenda Murillo sprints down the left wing with the ball at her feet, cuts to the inside on her defender, then sends a cracking shot off the left post before her teammate scores on the rebound. Minutes later, she's running down the left side again, this time sliding her shot just inside the near post, [...]

By |2015-10-05T08:00:34-04:00October 5th, 2015|All Articles, Athletes in Action, Ministries|145 Comments
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