The Eagles Wings chapel season has come to a close, ending with the Hall of Fame Classic chapel last week. We finished the season with a great turnout and a message about sacrificial love. As we expand our chapel service, we have seen disc golfers on tour step up and really help at our chapels. Lance Brown, Joel Freeman, and Cameron Sheehan have been three of those players. Joel has been the worship leader at many of our chapels throughout the year and has done an amazing job. We are so thankful for the ongoing support of all chapel attendees and helpers.
Our 2018 chapel season has seen growth on many levels and we are excited about that. Throughout the season we hosted 25 chapels in 18 different states and saw over 400 people attend! We are grateful for the the support and assistance of tournament directors, local churches, and players who make it a reality. This season almost every Pro Tour, Major, and NT tournament had a chapel hosted in accordance with the event, and our hope is to continue to expand in 2019. Another highlight was the Junior Disc Golf World Championships, which marked the largest chapel attendance in our history. We thank God for the ways He has pulled things together to this point, and we are looking forward to taking the momentum of this year forward to prepare for another great year.
We are committed to serving the disc golf community in the upcoming years by continuing our chapel service. In order for us to be even more effective and reach more people, if you attended a chapel service this year, please fill out our Chapel Feedback form and give us your thoughts. We truly value your feedback and thank you in advance for taking the time to share it with us. You can find our feedback form on our website or by clicking here. We look forward to seeing you at some regional chapels hosted throughout the off-season, and be on the lookout for information about next year!
In September, Eagles Wings Disk Golf held a fundraiser supporting local and international sports ministry.
This tournament joined together disk golf and traditional golf. Teams of two went head to head competing in nine holes of alternate shot disk golf against traditonal golf, then competed in a golf scramble.
The event at Pilgrims Run Golf Club in Pierson MI, was featured on Channel 8 News WoodTV!
Click the video at the top or click here to see the news clip and article by WoodTV.
In August of 2013, Push The Rock opened an office in Macha, Zambia. The only structure at that time was a single family home-the rest of the land was available to be used however ministry might evolve.
Five years later we celebrate the Lord’s goodness + faithfulness. We now have a Recreation Center that is full of life and energy as children from the community stop in for various activities each afternoon. They know they are welcome and loved by our staff-as they spend intentional time with one another-whether in sports, games, puzzles, or the library. We value the many extracurricular activities because after five years, we have seen amazing relationships of respect and trust being built through play. We believe that when friendships are at the foundation of sharing Christ, the message of who Christ is can be more easily understood through honest and open dialogue.
After a few years as PTRZ, we started to dream of building our own sports complex to accommodate the growing number of teams and sports we represented. After a couple years and many hours of clearing, planting + watering grass, and being patient-we are so excited to have our very own grass soccer field. We’re also thrilled to have just completed a full-size basketball court located next to the soccer field-both of which are already being used daily. We are honored to be able to provide a place in this community where young people can come for training, various practices, or to watch their favorite soccer team, PTR FC. We have plans to add volleyball + netball courts-along with an area people can grab snacks and drinks and socialize.
Another space we’ve been especially proud of is our 9 hole disc golf course. We were introduced to the sport by Eagles Wings Disc Golf who came in 2016 to build the course and instruct us in how the sport was played.
It’s been fun to see the kids and adults develop their game and become quite competitive. There’s been so much interest that we’ve partnered again with EWDG to expand the course to 18 holes, and together we’ll be hosting a PDGA official tournament in January of 2019.
Our staff has gone from a single volunteer to now 16 members. Over the years, we continue to see our leaders growing in confidence, maturity, knowledge, and faith. These are the real stars of Push The Rock Zambia. It has taken an entire team effort to get us to the five year mark and we are ever grateful for the many people in the community here those in the United States who support the ministry. We thank you for your generosity, for your prayers, and for your encouragement.