Cultivating Community with Cumbre Alta

May 12, 2022

Jason Rollins, Assistant Administrator and Athletic Director with Colorado Springs Christian School and Director of Player Development with Anglers FC, has served on mission in Ecuador before. In 2017, he led a group of students from CSCS to serve and minister with Inca Link and their professional soccer outreach team. Again in the summer of 2019, a group of students, parents and sponsors returned to working with Casa Deportiva Cumbre Alta.  CDCA is dedicated to reaching the highest level of Ecuadorian soccer as the team looks to share Christ with those in their sphere of influence.

The Cumbre Alta professional team is currently in the 3rd division in Ecuador. A number of the team members come from diverse backgrounds, but most have very little resources. Sometimes the young people cannot even afford the $.25 bus fare to come to trainings and practices. Past trips and gear donations have allowed the club to share about the love of Jesus as they give athletes and coaches new equipment and supplies.

Rollins will lead a team of 18 down to Ecuador, June 10-19th. The Cumbre Alta club also works with an orphanage and has a youth academy — the hope has been that the continued success of the professional team will be an attraction for younger people and the youth academy where coaches can share and show the love of Jesus to young people.

The Cumbre Alta men’s pro team poses for a team photo in 2019

Rollins and his team are requesting any equipment, warm-ups, jerseys, in various sizes from youth small to large.

If you would like to make a specific donation of one of the items above check out our SmileAmazon charity list here. Or you can make a financial donation via PushPay and our Community Project Fund.

When you financially support Soccer Chaplains United a portion of your gift automatically goes to help our community projects and requests. You can give specifically to help cover our costs by making a gift through PushPay — simply select Community Project from the selectable funds. Your financial gift helps us purchase new soccer equipment, sponsor individuals projects and organizations, and to cover associated costs of providing Bibles, soccer equipment, and other outreach tools locally and around the world!

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