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Saturday, 24 February 2018 06:31

Millar College has a mission in Northern Ireland

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The last Mission trip, Millar delegation were able to see some old ruins sites, one which was St. Patrick’s first Chapel around 432AD. The last Mission trip, Millar delegation were able to see some old ruins sites, one which was St. Patrick’s first Chapel around 432AD.

Kevin Peters is the Director of Athletics for Millar College of the Bible. A farm kid from Wymark, Peters has turned young Miller College students into world-class players as they will share their skills and athletic and more importantly, their love of God in Northern Ireland this coming spring.

As a skilled coach of more than two decades, Peters is taking his students abroad and they are about to embark on an experience of a lifetime. Teaming up with Salt Factory Sports based in Northern Ireland, Peters looks forward to this life-changing experience for his students.
“Last year I met a guy from Salt Factory Sports and he came to visit with us. He is from Northern Ireland, where Salt Factory is based out of. They are a missions group that works with sports in many different countries. Last year we sent a men’s volleyball team and it went really well so we decided to do it again this year. We invited both our women’s and men’s teams,” Peters said. “I was on the trip last year and obviously a pretty neat country to go to with their history. It was a great opportunity. (I) got to work with a lot of kids in volleyball camps, club teams and did some programming for some churches. There was a lot of opportunities they put us in contact with”.
The team leaves on April 23 and returns May 6. Salt Factory Sports, the organization Peters has teamed up with, has a dynamic mission statement and certainly making a difference. Salt Factory Sports Mission statement is: “We use sport as an effective means of bringing people together, building relationships and creating opportunities for evangelism and discipleship. Our mission trips allow participants to develop their personal relationship with God while sharing their faith through words and actions, and we train and equip Churches to begin and develop their own sustainable sports evangelism programs.”
“I want to see our students use their sports to impact others. We are a faith organization and we want to get to know people and show them the love of God. I want them to use their volleyball skills to help others. And it gives the team opportunity to get involved with possibly doing something like this in the future. We’d love to see some of these students get excited about doing something like this more full time,” Peters explained.
Peters attended school at the Swift Current Comprehensive High School and was blessed with a strong athletic history which is still making a difference more than 20 years later.
Peters is married to Darcie and the have four sons. He began his coaching career in 1997 and started work at Millar College in 1998.
He is now the Millar Edge Athletics Director and has been the Prairie Athletics Conference President since 2005.
This young team of athletes bring many skills to the table. But these skills are not nearly as important as the people who dedicate their time and energy to volunteering abroad.

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