|Ultimate Impact Tennis Academy|
|30 countries. 17 USA states. UITA, since 1999, has cared for full time players from 30 countries. |
South Korea & Philippines coming in January for 32 countries.
This discipleship ministry has been a blessing, and a learning experience.
I'm not sure any coach I've ever met has coached players from 30+ countries. This experience has taught me to see many things.
The challenges involved in discipling kids (& parents) are, honestly, quite daunting in today's culture.
I'm glad I didn't quit.. even when it was recommended that I should.
Please pray that God continues to give me the strength and wisdom to stand strong for these kids.
International Christian Tennis Association Newsletter
|Dear Friends, |
Merry Christmas to you! How are you?
I haven't sent out a newsletter since last Christmas. Often, many of you write to me when you receive a newsletter. I very much look forward to that.
Hearing from you is a highlight of the season for me.
Please, if you can, take a few minutes and write to me. Tell me how you are doing. Let me know of any prayer requests. I know life is difficult. I know things get rough. We all need people to pray for us. Please give me the opportunity to pray for you.
Many of you live in countries where Christians are not welcome. We love you! If you ever want to Skype.. let me know. I would love to spend time with you.
I look forward to hearing from you.
We love you!
| Underground Movement|
As many of you know, when I first started off in "ministry" I was a complete moron. I had little idea about the Bible, Jesus, ministry, youth camps, Sunday school, Christian conferences & speakers & bands, demons, Satan, spiritual warfare... or being humble.
With no guidance or direction I worked to grow a Christian movement that God had placed in my thoughts. As I took the steps for this I've been judged, ridiculed, trashed for my mistakes as God grew, shaped, and molded me.
My harshest and least forgiving critics were all Christian.
Needless to say, I've learned a bit since 1998. I'm still around, thanks to God. The thing is... He picked me. He asked me to follow Him. I did. To the best of my pathetic ability.. I did what I could to follow Him. Still am.
Through time, God brought people to mentor me. Thank God for them. God used His people to keep me moving towards Him.
Over a year ago He brought a guy who taught me the importance of disappearing. He basically taught me the best thing I could do is to get more humble, and to take this ministry completely underground.
The guy giving me this advice developed the largest Christian movement in history.
I have been moving towards this goal for the past 12 months. Again, no manual has been provided. I'm doing the best that I can. Sometimes sprinting, sometimes limping... yet, always moving forward.
The results have been good. I am growing and maturing. The ministry work is getting deeper. Thank you for keeping this in your prayers.
150,000+ weekly. For those of you who would like to keep informed of the happenings around here, please feel free to visit my Facebook site.
When I started the Facebook outreach I was excited when we would have 50-100 visitors in a week. Now, we expect 150,000+ weekly.
Most of our visitors are from outside of the USA. The connections we have made have allowed ministry to begin and grow worldwide. I have learned how to add the pictures, stories, fonts, etc that people prefer. Feel free to visit this web site to learn how to help yours grow.
| Matt 28|
The Great Commission. Read Matt 28 in the Bible. Read it. Study it. When God introduced this to me... my life began changing. I found a purpose.
Here is my latest Facebook update:
It's all about competition. The ability to compete is everything. You have to fight to win. Satan is fighting for your soul. Jesus gave His all to throw open Heaven's doors. Now, it's your choice. Sports, life, faith.. you ARE in competition, you ARE on the field, you ARE in the game. To win.. John 3:16. To win big.. Mathew 28. You are called to compete. SO COMPETE! Anyone can whine. My advice to you. Compete! WIN! Philippians 3:13-14. God bless! Coach Scotty
I think God has designed me to disciple. At this stage of my life I have little fear of failure. I simply work to teach kids & others about Jesus. As a coach I believe I have a unique way to motivate people.
Matt 28 hit home with me. As such, my life has been uniquely fashioned by God to effectively reach this current generation of politically correct, introverted youth.
Matt 28 reached me. It's reaching them as well.
Read it. Let God impact you.