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JEFFERSON CITY (News Tribune) – A High Point couple and their family will be the first full-time missionaries for Sports Crusaders when they leave this week for Merida, Mexico.
Mandy and Tyler Asbury met at a basketball game, and she continued to play through college. Now, the love of the game and a calling to share their faith have combined in this unique ministry opportunity.
“The thing that struck a chord with me is that when I was a high school and college athlete, I didn’t use the sport to give God glory,” Mandy said. “I played for my glory. I really felt like God was telling me that he was giving me a second chance to use the talent that he gave me to give him glory and further his kingdom. So I have been able to help teach the sport that I grew up loving and share Christ with people in the process.”