Meet the Zambia Team!

Amanda Diaz – Softball Addyson Gerig – Women’s Track & Field Tucker Gibbons – Men’s Track & Field Josh Izenbart – Men’s Track & Field Morgann Kanouse – Softball Brant Kym – Men’s Track & Field CJ Otteman – Baseball Alaina Streberger – Women’s Track & Field Victoria Swift – Women’s Basketball Paige Wilmer – Women’s […]

Meet the Uganda Team!

Colleen Burns – Women’s Track & Field Olivia Jackson – Softball Maddie Nise – Softball Daniel Settecerri – Men’s Golf Erica Slenk – Women’s Swimming Hayden Smith – Baseball Alison Sobkowski – Women’s Swimming Noah Weigle – Men’s Golf Kirk Brumels Stephanie Brumels Caroline Dykstra

Watering the Seeds and Planting New Ones

One year ago, we launched a SEED team to Zambia to partner and serve alongside Poetice.  Lives were transformed as Hope College student-athletes held sports clinics, taught leadership lessons, and provided clean water through Sawyer products. It is with great excitement that we are preparing to return to their ministry base in a few days […]

Off to Zambia!

We’re excited to send out a SEED team on Sunday, August 12 to Zambia to serve alongside Poetice.  “They exist to empower the church to fight for justice. Through transformational development, Poetice pursues physical and spiritual restoration for the widowed, the orphaned, the vulnerable, the exploited, the sick and the poor.” While on the ground, […]

We’re Heading to Uganda!

As the calendar has turned to August, we can’t wait to launch our SEED team to Uganda on Sunday, August 12. While in Uganda, the group will partner in the on-going work of Sports Outreach and distribute Sawyer water filters. The mission of Sports Outreach is, “to recruit, train, equip and deploy committed Christian leaders in […]

Day 10: be careful what you wish for

Our last night in Costa Rica was a sleepover. We took our mattresses and made a mega bed to take a glorified nap (of 1 1/2 hours). Wake up call was at 4:30, and we drove straight to the airport. We said a final goodbye to our driver Christian, another tough farewell. We ate breakfast […]

Day 9: The last supper

After a late night of playing golf, spoons, & chugging aggressive amounts of water together, we woke up bright and early at 6:30 to head to a new school on the west coast of the country. We began our hour and a half drive with high spirits and arrived at the school in Puntarenas ready […]

Day 7: who needs to sleep anyways

After a lovely 5:30 wake-up call, we enjoyed breakfast before heading out to today’s sports clinic at 6:30. We arrived at 7 at the school and jumped right in. Everyone but Hannah, Kayla, and Noelle took part in today’s testimonies. Technically we had four different sessions, but it seemed like every hour the kids would […]

Day 6: A day without rice and beans

Notable Quote: “¡Qué freakin’ bueno!” -everyone, all day long because today freakin’ rocked. Today we got to sleep in until 8 before walking to a bakery to shove our faces full of donuts & calzones for breakfast. From there we went to a nearby church and luckily had a translator for the entire service! It […]

Day 5 – Out of the comfort zones

Notable Quote: “Ice cream is the best dessert, said the kid with type II diabetes” – Mason     We began day five with an early wake up call at 6:45. Everything was still wet outside due to the downpour last night. We said thank you and goodbye to Doña Rosa for her amazing hospitality […]

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