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MU Basketball Team Shares Gospel in Taiwan

tipsCoach Curt Bickley shares the details of the Lions' mission trip to Taiwan this month. 

Multnomah in Taiwan

The basketball team flew to Taipei on May 9 and spent the week playing basketball games and sharing the Gospel. We were able to share the Gospel publicly 12 times during the week.

Thanks to our Taiwan missionaries for all their help and for making this trip work:

  • Uwe Maurer
  • Rex Manu
  • Dave Freeman
  • Garrett Freeman
  • Dan Long

Games

We played 8 games in 6 days. At each game, we were able to share the Gospel with the other team and their fans at halftime. All the teams were very open to listening to the mission of our trip.

We handed out bracelets that said Multnomah University on one side and John 3:16 on the other. We told the crowd to Google both. Our interpreters were great, and there were times when we even used guys from the other team to interpret.

TAIWAN TECH

Bethany Christian School

We visited Bethany on Tuesday morning. Stevie Sansone and Davey Walker shared their testimonies with the kids after I spoke. We played Hot Box free throws with the kids and had a great time.

bethany

Taichung Elderly Home Visit

Rex Manu set up a great visit for our guys. We listened to Grandma Wu share her life story, and then the residents listened to me share mine. Our guys then massaged the arms and hands of the elderly and then Rex shared the plan of salvation. Eight people who wanted assurance of a home in Heaven raised their hands.

ELDERLY HOME

granny

Kinmenn Islands

We flew out to the Kinmenn Islands and spent the day on scooters riding around both islands before we made our way out the the only school on the island. We spent time with the junior high, gave them Jeremy Lin books and shared the gospel. It was the first American basketball team to ever visit their school.

FOOD

SCOOTERS

Love Life Basketball Game

Saturday night was a special treat for everyone: We played the SBL All Star team (Taiwan Pro League). The purpose of the game was to raise awareness and money for kids with cancer. We did not know how big of an event it was until we showed up and saw hundreds of fans lined up to get in an hour before the game.

During the introduction of players, each player from both teams came out with one of the children. Blackie Chen prayed for the kids with both teams out on the court.

TEAM

At halftime, I was able to share the Gospel with over 700 fans and players. After the game, we spent time with everyone involved. We actually won the game by a score of 63-56, surprising most. Our guys represented MU extremely well that night; it was a great success.

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 Thank you to all our donors that made this trip happen! 

— Coach Bickley

Hey Kids! Help Find Mitch The Lion!

Comments Off Written on April 30th, 2009 by
Categories: Faculty, General, Programs

Have you ever played "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?"

Well, perhaps you should try out:

"Where in the World is the Multnomah Lion?"

Mitch the Lion needs your help to solve the case of the Missing Sphinx's Nose!

Yes, It's a FREE event!

  • Hosted by the MAT/Teacher Education Department
  • Put on by the EDU 506 - Cultural Competency class
  • Designed to be an exercise in teaching and learning about multicultural issues
  • Free refreshments
  • Free pictures with Multnomah's mascot "Mitch the Lion"

Sign Up or Learn More

RSVP:

  • Ms. Chris Piper in the Teacher's Education Department
  • cpiper@multnomah.edu
  • 503.251.6439
  • Names and ages of children attending
  • Your contact name and phone number

You can also look at our Master Calendar

(Little known fact: The MU Lion athletics mascot is named "Mitch the Lion" after our founder, Dr. John Mitchell.)