The Lord opened up a great door of opportunity for Crossover to network with Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches (PCEC) Sports Commission. Romy was appointed by the new National Director, Bishop Noel Pantoja, to be the PCEC Sports Commissioner. This volunteer job accelerates our mission work as catalyst church planters to every province in the Philippines. Noel Pantoja is a close friend who planted a church in Maryland same time we were in VA in the 90s.
The PCEC SPORTS COMMISSION is a newly re-branded strategic coalition birthed from a call to unite sports ministries and ministers around the cross of Jesus Christ in the Philippines today. It’s primary mission is to catalyze church health using every available sports platform by partnering with local churches & denominations, sports & para-church organizations, seminaries, businesses, athletes and fans including children and people with disabilities. Its big launch dubbed GAME CHANGER will be held on October 1, 2016 at Cuneta Astrodome from 8AM to 5PM. We expect 12,000 to attend. The goal is to help fulfill the PCEC’s 120×2020 Vision: to catalyze church plants especially in the 21,000 barangays/barrios without an existing evangelical church. We dream that every basketball court available in these barangays can be a new church plant in the next 5 years.
The launch has 3 special features:  We are waiting for Sen. Manny Pacquiao’s confirmation as the featured testimony speaker,  An exhibition game with Christian Basketball superstars and sports personalities and  Applied training from sports ministries: Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), ReadySetGo (RSG) and Compassion in partnership with Crossover World, all aimed to equip Bible churches to use sports for outreach, discipleship and leadership development.
We did not seek this national leadership position. We would have been content with doing Crossover and reaching the elementary schools here in the Philippines but God placed this before us so we will simply join Him in what He wants to accomplish! Because of PCEC’s network of 60,000+ churches, we can train more leaders making our reach bigger and wider in scope in partnership with major sports ministries like Fellowship Christian Athletes (FCA), Int’l Sports Coalition, Compassion, etc.
In view of this, we would like to ask for your generosity to help us raise funds for the expense of this event’s kick off. The core team is doing their part in raising funds here in the Philippines. On our part, we are looking for 75 people who will give $100 each. Will you consider being one of our 75? Your generous gift will not only help the Sports Commission take off at this historic launching but is also an eternal investment in planting churches in the entire Philippines especially in places where conventional church planting won’t be possible, thus, sports is a great avenue instead.
You may fill out the attached form and write your tax deductible gift to CROSSOVER WORLD, designated to GAME CHANGER and mail to Crossover World, P.O. Box 5832, Springfield, VA 22150 or visit www.crossoverworld.com, click DONATE to choose GAME CHANGER. Please see attached launching FAQ for your reference.
If ever you are in the Philippines around this time, please accept this as our personal invitation to you to come and attend the launching on October 1, 2016. We are giving away 500 Crossover basketballs at the launch.
We hope with great expectation to your partnership. Thank you for your generosity!
Romy & Kaye Capuli
Crossover World and for PCEC Sports Commission