Ecuador on the Horizon
Two years ago, a group of students, parents, and sponsors from Colorado Springs Christian Schools (CSCS) headed to Quito, Ecuador. Their mission trip team partnered with Inca Link Ecuador and their soccer ministry, Cumbre Alta. Inca Link has a massive vision — they desire to reach the 300+ million youth in Latin America with Christ’s irresistible love. The national Inca Link organizations do this through evangelism and discipleship, training leaders, connecting people, and compassion ministries. They are devoted to helping the least of these in Latin America.
This year, a group of students who attend CSCS will again be looking to come alongside and serve the needs Inca Link has in their ministries, specifically in Ecuador. Jason Rollins, CSCS Athletic Director and coach of both the girls and boys soccer teams will again lead the team in Ecuador.
Part of the trip will include the CSCS students working with Casa Deportiva Cumbre Alta. CDCA is dedicated to reaching the highest level of Ecuadorian sports as the teams look to share Christ with those in their sphere of influence. They look to grow their soccer academies to be attractive to others in Ecuador and share about Jesus. Much of this is done through the success of the CDCA First Team. In their debut season last year, the First Team finished third, one spot away from being promoted to the next tier of Ecuadorian soccer. This year they hope to push into the top two and win promotion to the fourth tier.
Our First Team is our best team, regardless of age, which will be trying to reach the highest levels of Ecuadorian soccer. The more athletic success our First Team has, the more the public will recognize Cumbre Alta and want to send their children to play in our Academy and club teams. As we reach the highest levels of Ecuadorian soccer, our goal is to help our players, and those who are in the clubs sphere of influence, take their next step with God, whatever that might be. We do this through team devotions and prayer, and through one-on-one time with our players.
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