Making God Famous!

>>>>>>> Making God Famous through Sports <<<<<<<

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Run For The Nation or RunNat is a single morning running event that sees Christians praying as they run throughout selected areas in the city or town where the event is held. The Runners are grouped into teams of three and each Team is required to cover a 5km run of a preselected route passing by homes, schools, commercial areas, government buildings, religious sites and other places of interest. As the Team runs, one will lead in prayer while the other two will agree. With the aim to cover most grounds, the run is adopts the relay style by using Prayer Cards in replacement of batons.   RunNat takes place on Saturday 10.10.2009 and will be held simultanouesly throughout the 14 states in the country. It is another opportunity to Make God Famous! For more info check out the website at http://runforthenation.com

 

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The Penang Bridge Run has been identified as one of the biggest sporting event in Penang. Thus, how can a person who is involved in sports and staying in Penang not participate in this event? Gateway City Church has seen this event as yet another opportunity to make God famous. The whole Young Adults Connect Group has banded together to run in this event. Check out the official website at http://www.penangmarathon.gov.my/portal/ for more details and if you are interested to train and run with us, email us at sports@gatewaycity.com.my


 

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The third edition of Unleashed! has just ended and we are excited to what the Lord is leading us to the coming season. Unleashed! 3.0 which was held in Sabah was a great leap from the previous two editions as there were many more churches involved and many more leaders who came to network and discover about sports ministry for themselves. It was also great to see them respond with expectant hearts to what God will do in their midst this coming year.
We are excited about Unleashed! 4.0 as the Lord has brought to mind some of the things that needs to be put in place and also the people that we are to network with. It will be yet another leap towards establishing sports ministry in Malaysian churches. Tentative dates are 6th-9th October 2010. Stay tuned for more news coming soon.

Since my schooling days I have been an adventurous person, and have also been involved in many sports. However, in the last 7 years, there has been a greater passion to be involved in the sports arena. Some of the sports events that I am involved in are platforms to ministry, others are purely for the fun and the enjoyment of that particular sport. No matter how you look at it, there will always be an opportunity to Make God Famous! 
Below are some of the sports organizations that I am directly involved in. You can also click on the logo to be redirected to the website.

Contact Sports Enterprise

Contact Sports is a sports management company that was established in 2005 with a trilateral vision for People, Precision, and Performance. In the area of People, we want to be able to help people connect with others; believing that when people connect with others, they will advance further at a faster rate. It is also our vision to help people develop Precision skills in their game and provide the necessary resources to help people perform to the best of their ability.
"The Moment Everything Happens" is the slogan that we carry, and we believe that contact is needed before anything can happen. So it is our desire that we call make contact with each other in a greater manner so that we can build each other up.
We also have an arm called Contact Sports Ministries that organizes events for Christian Ministries. One such event that we have been organising each year is the "Unleashed Sports Leadership Convention". This event is a gathering of christian leaders, sports personalities, and sports leaders coming together to share ideas and network together. Look out for the details in our website


Penang Floorball Association

In the year 2002, I was given the opportunity to attend a Sports Ministry Conference in Hong Kong. I believe that this was truly an appointment of God as i had no plans or even the knowledge that there was an conference on in the first place. During the conference, the delegates were introduced to a new sport called Floorball. It was sometime during the conference that there was a greater vision in what we can do with floorballl in Malaysia. With that, I was challenged further to bring floorball back to Penang. By the end of 2002, clubs were already established and the Penang Floorball Association was established in early 2003.
It is a great privillage in being the Founder and President of the Penang Floorball Association. To be given the mandate to pioneer such a great project has many challenges but it is always my joy to see many youth come together to play floorball in the schools and organizations. Making contact with these youth and seeing them enjoying themselves and each other in the team is simply wonderful.
The Association and the floorball scene in Penang has grown tremendously since its birth and it is my desire that it will continue to grow not only in Penang but also throughout the nation. The vision is big. The potential is enormous. The opportunities are endless.
Here are the blogs of some of the clubs registered with the Penang Floorball Association for your interest:
Contact Floorball Club / Firebrands Floorball Club / Frontliners Floorball Club / Innebandy! CO. Floorball Club / Minden Floorball Club / Ztec Floorball Club


Contact Floorball Club

Contact Floorball Club was established in 2005 with the intention of gathering more people to play floorball and thus promoting the sport. At that point of time there were some people who have played floorball but were not rooted in any club. Contact decided that we could not let talent be dormant and soon after got as many of these people that we know to join us in establishing Team Contact.
The year 2008 saw the club adopt the Fireant as its mascot. We have also since started a second team called the Bullets. It is interesting how a simple thing like that has also strengthened out ties and created a greater unity and purpose in this team.
The club has come a long way since it started, but I must admit that it is definately not there yet. There is still much to do as a floorball club, but exciting thing about this club is that it is very tight and we enjoy playing together tremendously.  Check out our stories on the Blog.


Malaysian Floorball Association

I had the opportunity to play with the national team since 2004 and from then onwards it has been a great and excting journey that God has mapped out for me. Playing with the national team has caused me to see sports in a different perspective and it has also fueled the God given passion for floorball. I have retired from playing in the national team as of this year 2009 and have taken another challenge in coaching the team. It is a great experience and it provides many opportunities for contact and ministry.
I have also been given the opportunity to serve with the committee of the Asia Oceanic Floorball Confederation. Although I am not doing much at this point of time, yet it is an open door to the many possibilities that are ahead of us that only God knows. Being involved in floorball at a national level is truely an exciting journey!