Good day. we hope that you and your family is doing well! The lockdown has changed the way we approach our ministry.After all our physical SCAS outreaches were cancelled due to the Coronavirus, we experienced our Lord’s guidance in a big way. We adjusted our ministry plans for 2020, and with God’s grace, we have now more coaches involved with our internet outreaches than ever before.
Through our partnership with FCA, we were introduced to the 3D Institute (www.3dinstitute.com) and their amazing programs for coaches. We pitched the 3Dimentional coaching concept to some influential coaches in South Africa and the Lord opened the doors, even South Africans coaches abroad started contacting us. The response from coaches exceeded our expectations and 127 coaches registered. We are very grateful for this ministry opportunity that will impact every athlete/player these coaches will coach in the future. We identified suitable facilitators that will accompany the coaches through the 3D course with weekly sessions over a 3-month period. This will include weekly Bible study huddles. We started with the first sessions/huddles on Monday, 18 May 2020 involving 124 of the coaches in groups of 5-7 people. Contact us if you want to know more about this exciting part of our ministry and please consider partnering with us as we want to reach and serve even more coaches.
The negative side of the lockdown is that all the camps at our Campsite and Training Centre were cancelled since the start of the lockdown, and it left us without that source of income to pay the SCAS staff salaries. We are now looking to find salary support for the rest of the year so that we can keep our ministry to athletes and coaches in South Africa going. Would you please prayerfully consider partnering with us financially for the next six months so that we can continue our ministry? We are trusting our heavenly Father to stir up the right people to partner with us in this season. We are grateful to the Lord for every person that was ever involved or impacted by SCAS and we pray that you will experience the Lord’s presence in your life. Please let us know if we can serve you in any way or pray for you.
May you experience our Lord's love and peace at this time.
The SCAS Team
PS Feedback from coaches on the 3D course:
Chumani Booi ( Head coach of the Eastern Province Elephants): "The 3D course has given me tools and applicable strategies on how I can be an impactful coach. The Godly values that are imprinted in the course are a strong foundation that has equipped me to make a positive difference in not only my coaching environment but in all my relationships. 3D is a framework that has the potential to revolutionize coaching."
Dr Ashley Evert ( Team Manager and Performance Analyst of Blitzbokke, the South African Sevens Rugby team): "For the first time in my life, that which I have known to be in my heart has been able to find resonance with a coaching framework. The 3D Coaching Program has confirmed and given me a practical guide to how I can more effectively connect with not only my athletes but also my management staff as we all move towards achieving our mandates not only on the sports field but also in life."