Our Dominican Republic trip is an action packed trip where we will spend most mornings and afternoons working alongside local missionaries helping them reach their communities through baseball clinics and then visiting with players at the various Major League Academies most evenings.
We will spend time serving and staying with our missionary partner in Guatemala City. We will seek to build on our relationships that we have made in and around the city and continue to serve families through providing free baseball clinics for their kids and then also sharing the love of Christ as the reason we are doing so. And when we are not busy serving through baseball, we will take time to visit other local ministries that are helping to heal victims of extreme poverty and sexual abuse.
This retreat brings back that clubhouse atmosphere for the weekend, but the focus is obviously not on winning games or advancing careers; it’s about drawing closer to Jesus as the King and one another as His Kingdom people. Over the course of the weekend, we will provide times of teaching and plenty of hang time for us to walk through life situations and struggles common to the professional athlete.
On this annual trip to Italy, we run a week-long camp 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.