Due to the timing and logistics of this trip, our trip to Italy is potentially open to those who are no longer active players or coaches in the game. UPI has been going to Italy the week before Easter every year for the last 15 years, and we have been extremely encouraged by some of the fruit of this work.
We run a week-long camp called Easterball in Rimini, Italy where we provide instruction for several German teams and nearly 60 German ballplayers. This is a highly relational trip where we get time each day to share our stories and love for Jesus with the players and hold studies about Jesus for them after a full day of practice. During our free time in Italy, we usually just consider that as an opportune time to crush gelato for the Kingdom.