Timothy Project: AIA North Africa 2016 Final Update

May 18, 2017

Timothy Project: AIA North Africa 2016Last December, Athletes in Action (AIA) and a few professional soccer players from the United States traveled to North Africa and recently sent a final update on their trip to CrossTraining.

Among some of the trip highlights were the team being able to visit some of those working in country with over 5,000 youth through the sport of soccer and spending a full day with Syrian refugees. Many of the team members were touched by the difficult conditions that the refugees were faced with — from being ousted from their homes to being foreigners in a different country.


Timothy Project: AIA North Africa 2016 Final Update

Syrian refugees pose with one of the American pros who accompanied Athletes in Action to North Africa

The team spent time providing soccer coaching and instruction. They worked with some 100 children and 40 adults in the various soccer clinics they put on. Additionally, team members shared about their faith. Another key features was the involvement of several professionals from the women’s league who coached local women. The team was able to hand out the jerseys that the acquired through their Timothy Project request last November.

Timothy Project: AIA North Africa 2016 Final Update

Post-game, one team member talks about his faith with attentive boys.

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