Coach Monte Brooks’ team had an amazing opportunity to travel to the Dominican Republic on a mission trip for eight days ahead of the baseball team's opening series against Simpson University later this week.
“We were praying that our team would be bold with the Gospel, sharing with anyone and everyone the Lord put in our path. We also prayed that the Lord would move in the Dominicans’ hearts to not only hear the good news, but to repent and believe,” said Head Coach Monte Brooks.
The team saw God answer those prayers in mighty ways. The Mustangs were able to travel to sugarcane villages and to an orphanage during the morning hours as they spent time with the villagers and the children through playing games. After the activities, the gospel was presented as well as a personal testimony from a Mustang baseball player.
The afternoons allowed the baseball team to play games against various Dominican baseball academies. The games were played on rough, rural fields where these academies practice on a daily basis.
“It was a joy to compete against quality young teams, getting to know them through the game of baseball. After each game, we would share the gospel with each team, their coaches and fans and we would share a personal testimony,” said Coach Price.
Coach Brooks and his team enjoyed every minute of the trip and are very thankful that they were given the opportunity. They got to combine two of their greatest passions in an effort to make an impact for Christ. First and foremost, their love for the Lord, followed by their love for baseball.
“It was truly a blessing to be able to share the Gospel of Christ with so many different people during our eight days in the Dominican Republic. We count it a privilege to be used by the Lord in this way and want to thank you for your faithful prayers and support,” Coach Brooks said.
The Mustangs host their season opener at Reese Field this Friday at 2:00 pm against Simpson University.