A Basketball Challenge

A couple of years ago some young men on the program really loved playing basketball and the bragging and boasting (playfully) started and the challenge was given to staff to take on the program members. Mind you, the staff, though experienced, are not young anymore but took the challenge. We had some exciting 4 on 4, half court games over the next few months with the young men pretty much dominating. Participating staff included administration as well as program staff. These are blessed times with laughter, lots of shoving and sweat but always with great sportsmanship, until the staff finally prevailed…once! God gave us good bodies for this stuff, hearts that care and a willingness to be close. It is all good and we thank the Lord for these great moments with the men. (Submitted by Gary Mountz – Men’s Ministries Director at City Union Mission)