Thursday, 23 September 2010

2012 Olympics: More Than Gold

London 2012 Olympic Games - Athletics DesignImage via WikipediaThe 2012 Olympics offer some important opportunities for mission.  The Churches have been working together on this theme for some time.  Here are some details lifted from CTE News

More Than Gold is an initiative to enable the UK churches to engage with the 2012 Olympic Games. It aims to help thousands of churches to taste the excitement of reaching their community in fresh and ongoing ways in Jesus' name by:

  • Helping people catch the vision for the impact that can be made and the role they can play
  • Making connections between the many agencies and thousands of churches that can make it happen
  • Coordinating the production of the resources and action needed
Nationwide Tour

Churches are invited to one of the nationwide briefing events taking place during October and November 2010. These 90 minute briefings give your church the opportunity to:
  • Hear how churches responded at past Games - from Atlanta to Beijing - through outreach, hospitality and service
  • Learn of the tested programmes and resources for all ages, to be available through More Than Gold
  • Identify the best way for your church to be involved - and dream a little of what could be done
To find a venue and book a place visit Nationwide Vision Tour link.
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  1. Dear Sir or Madam,

    Calvary greetings from Africa Youth Ministries, Uganda. I am writing this mail to express my interest in the 2012 Summer Short Term Missions opportunities with you under the "More than Gold Campaign" during the 2012 Summer London Olympics. I am a youth worker here in Uganda, i have designed, implemented and managed various Sports For Social Change projects in the last 7 years. This includes the following:-

    1. Sports Ministry/Evangelism

    2. Peace Through Sport

    3. Sports Ministry in Photos

    4. Girls Sports Development Projects

    5. Peace Games

    6. Peace Games in Photos

    7. Project 2010 (South Africa World Cup)

    8. Mini World Cup 2010

    9. Tackling AIDS Through Sport

    During the 2010 World Cup, we organised various projects around the world cup, this included:- Evangelism, HIV Free Testing Campaign, Drug abuse prevention, Peace Education, Domestic Violence Prevention.

    I would love and through the More Than Gold Campaign to share my experience, learn more and proclaim the Gospel of Jesus to lost. I have been in Ministry for over 12 years, and served in various ministries and capacities. If you need any Church recommendation i will be more than ready to provide that. I have lived and studied in Canada, US, Italy, Romania and i have shortly been in UK twice. I am a husband with 4 Children. I am a prayer worrior and can lead prayer meetings in preparation for the 2012 Olympics Souls Harvest. I will be most grateful if you will get back to me at the earliest time possible.

    On His Team,

    Albert KUNIHIRA
    CEO/Peace & AIDS Activist
    Africa Youth Ministries
    AG. Director Living Hope Health Care
    P.O. BOX 20029, Kampala-Uganda
    Plot 002 Jerusalem Avenue, Off Airport Road
    P: +256-776-200002/753-200002/793-200002
    F: +256-414-287151
    E: or or
    Skype: miracleug

    "Before you can think of printing this mail, think about the environment"

    Africa Youth Ministries is a registered Charity in Uganda No 5914/6068

    "Investment in AIDS will be repaid a thousand-fold in lives saved and communities held together."Dr. Peter Piot, Executive Director, UNAIDS

  2. You need to contact 'More Than Gold' directly. Their contact details are on their website (the second link in the post). I have forwarded your message to them but it would most likely be best if you contacted them directly.