When Young Men Meet Jesus Through Sport


When Young Men Meet Jesus Through Sport

JAM CAMP supports young men becoming role models and Christ-centered leaders

Christy Johnson

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While school is out for the summer, hundreds of thousands of athletes will participate in summer sports camps across the country. Often at great financial expense, they leave home to train and practice in new settings with new coaches and make new friends.

One camp this summer will stand out from the others, though.

JAM Camp — hosted by Athletes in Action and Cru Inner-City© — will welcome up to 75 young men as they learn what Jesus teaches about athletics and manhood. Some of these young men face poverty, violence, drugs and fatherlessness.

Charles can tell you what a powerful transformation can happen in a young man’s life through this intense week of camp. He was a terror to his teachers. He was always in fights. He was a mess.

“When I came to camp,” Charles remembers, “I was big-headed, always feeling anger, thought

#1 was going to be me. But then …” Jesus made the difference.

Today, Charles is an influencer in his family, his school, his church, his neighborhood. He’s become a Christ-centered leader and role model to other young people in his city.

There are so many young men like Charles – with incredible talent and leadership potential. At JAM Camp, Athletes in Action staff members serve and come-alongside these young men, joining where God is already working in their lives.

JAM Camp 2019 is less than one month away, and you have the opportunity today to help bring young men like Charles to a place where they may learn about God’s love for the very first time.

A gift of $60 will cover one whole day of JAM Camp for a young man like Charles.

Would you consider being a part of JAM Camp by investing in the lives of inner-city young men, affirming the God given dignity and leadership abilities they have?