It is no secret that enrollment in higher education has suffered as a result of the 2020 pandemic. This past February, the news that Trinity International University would be closing their campus to in-person learning and switching to an on-line only format broke many hearts. For Chaplain Kimberly Beach, better known to the athletes and coaches and campus staff as "Miss Kim," it more like losing an entire family in one short, swift moment. I feel like my family was ripped from my hands when the school announced it is closing. But I trust God. He has never failed me. He will not start now. This is not about me and as we approach the final banquet, the "last supper,"
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Last month, Ethan Kell, son of Soccer Chaplains United chaplain Michael Kell requested soccer gear for his school's spring break missions trips happening in Cleveland, OH working with refugees in the inner city. The following video shows a little bit about pulling gear for this particular project: Ethan shares photos, video and more about what he and his team did during their time, below: We worked in inner city Cleveland and were able to serve the community. I helped repair a greenhouse that provides vegetables to refugees. I was able to serve refugees through helping them learn English. Because of the donation of gear from Soccer Chaplains United and the Colorado Rapids, I was able to give clothing and soccerApr 27,
Adam Smith is the Sporting Director of Central Valley Fuego FC which plays in the United Soccer League (USL) League One - part of the third tier of professional soccer in the United States. Adam has an extensive playing and coaching career that extends all the way back to England where he grew up and his eventual transition to America. Today, on the Soccer Chaplains United podcast, From the Touchline, in part three of our series, Adam talks about his time as manager for Fresno FC. Fresno, a since-shuttered USL-Championship team, was led by Adam to a near top of the table finish in 2019, but with 5 games to go in season, they were told that the team wouldn'tApr 26,
Growing up in Harare, Zimbabwe, Africa Tate Madizma grew up in a Christian home and also grew up kicking a ball and loving sports. While he grew up going to church and having an idea about God, a relationship with God, with Jesus, was a more difficult thing to grasp. Tate, on multiple occasions, found himself struggling to understand God's grace until his youth pastor began to disciple him and teach him more accurately about the nature of God. Then, in 2004, Tate made the move to the United States for college. He studied Radio, Television, and Film at the University of North Texas, but he had a call upon his heart for full-time ministry. He began to serve atApr 25,
Adam Smith is the Sporting Director of Central Valley Fuego FC which plays in the United Soccer League (USL) League One - part of the third tier of professional soccer in the United States. Adam has an extensive playing and coaching career that extends all the way back to England where he grew up and his eventual transition to America. Today, on the Soccer Chaplains United podcast, From the Touchline, in part two, Adam talks about the trajectory of his coaching pathway as his playing days came to an end. He takes us all the way to the moment when, in 2019, he learned that his team Fresno FC, would be ceasing operations despite pushing for playoffs and being nearApr 19,