Thursday, April 5, 2012

Next Trip...April 15th

Our next prison trip is set for Sunday, April 15th. We will be going to the Michael Trustee camp in Tennessee Colony.

Please let Josh know by Friday, 4/6 if you plan to attend this trip. I hope you can make it.

Friday, March 23, 2012

First Trip is this Sunday (March 25th)

Hey guys,
We have our first Sports Reach trip of the year, this Sunday, as we are heading to the Diboll Unit. We will meet at 7:00 am, at Josh's office and leave shortly after 7:00 am. DO NOT forget to bring your drivers license with you. See you Sunday!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

2012 Sports Reach Season is Here!

Alright guys, its 2012 and time for a new Sports Reach season. Here are the upcoming events and dates.

March 4 (2pm to 5pm) – Softball practice at the ROC
March 18 and 25 – Sports Reach booth at GABC on Sunday morning
March 25 – Trip #1 to Diboll
April 15 – Trip #2
April 28 – Trip #3
May 20 – Trip #4
September 22-23 – 2 day trip with Basketball team

Lets all meet on Sunday, March 4th for our season kickoff. It will be a good time to get some practice in and get ready for the year. See you then.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Coffield Revival September 11-13

Ok guys, the Coffield trip and revival is just 9 days away. The church has planned a lot of exciting things for these three days and Sports Reach gets to play a major part. This is going to be a powerful Revival led by David Dykes and Matt Robb. I hope you can make it one or more days/nights.

Here is a general schedule. I need to know by Sunday if you plan on going to play on September 11. I also need to know if you plan to go back Monday and/or Tuesday night. It would be good to have several Sports Reach representatives there both nights.

Sunday, Sept. 11
9:15 Meet at GABC bus barn
9:45 Introduced and prayed over in Crosswalk Service
10:15 Leave for Coffield
11:30 Arrive and checkin
12:00 Begin playing softball at Trustee camp, Basketball playing inside unit
6:00 Finish playing, cleanup and eat inside main unit
7:30 GABC service starts (Matt Robb music, David Dykes preaching)
9:00-9:30 Leave unit

Monday, Sept 12 and Tuesday Sept 13
5:30 Meet at GABC and carpool to Coffield
7:00-7:30 GABC service starts
9:00-9:30 Leave unit

Once I get a list of guys who plan to go, then I will send out more detailed information. I’m also looking at a prayer/planning/practice time for next week.

Keep praying over the trip.

Josh Gentry

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Two big dates for Sports Reach

Don’t forget, this Sunday, August 21 is the TDCJ training. If you haven’t signed up, please do so today and be there Sunday.

The prison training is in the Adult Education Building, Room 103, on August 21st from 1:30-4:30 pm. You can fill out your application and bring it to the meeting or submit the online application through the link below.
Online Application -
Also, the next Group Prayer time is August 28th from 4:00-5:00 pm in CrossWalk 103. This is in preparation for the Coffield Revival coming up September 11-13. Sports Reach will play a big role in this revival so please come to the prayer time.

Two big dates for Sports Reach, hope to see you there.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Upcoming Coffield Unit Revival Meeting

Reminder that this Sunday, July 31 at 4:00pm, there will be a prayer/planning time for the upcoming Coffield unit Revival. This is the event that GABC is hosting September 11-14.

Matt Robb will be leading this time as well discuss the plans for the revival event. Come to Crosswalk room 103 (first floor of the new crosswalk building) to find out more about this exciting opportunity.

Hope you can make it.

Monday, June 13, 2011

June 12th Trip to Coffield Unit

Sunday morning the Sports Reach team arrived at Coffield and was greeted promptly by men ready to play and fellowship. It didn't take long to determine that the weather was going to be hot and the competition even hotter. The Coffield Bulldogs were full of pride over their recent victory in an all-unit tournament held recently and their spirits were high. The Lord was able to use our time on the field and around the benches for us to start new relationships and srengthen those made on previous trips. Our own David Hanley shared his inspiring testimony and used that to give the men hope and glorify the Lord for what he has done in David's own life.

By lunch time we were on a first name basis with the majority of the men and what began as playfull trash-talking soon opened doors for the Lord to speak a message of hope and love to the men. Our friend Jacob Lee who recently suffered a major head injury while playing softball spoke about the precious gift of life and the amazing healing powers of our Lord. Josh Gentry used his gift of teaching and revealed some scripture to the men while offering other resources like Bible-Study correspondence courses and prayer ministry.

At the end of the day we had competed in five highly contested softball games and spent three group times either speaking to or praying with the men of Coffield. God has created a unique bond between our team and this unit with some great opportunities for ministry in the near future. We are thankful for the impact the Lord had on the unit yesterday and even more grateful for the blessing we each get to take away from this trip.

East Texas Sports Reach