2022 Participants
Bessemer – Rock Creek
Decatur – Lifepoint
Newport – Catalyst Community
Pensacola – Pursue Life (3)
Zephyrhills – New Walk Church
Fishers – Crosspoint Church
Indianapolis - Westlake Community (2)
Mooresville - Life Pointe
Mooresville - Uncommon Ministries (2)
North Salem – Christian
Lexington – Madness Ministries
Mt. Sterling – Fellowship Christian
Mt. Sterling – United Churches
Winchester – First Church of God
Sayville – Gospel Community Valor (2)
Hickory - Church of God
Lenoir – Living Hope Church
Morganton - Church of God
Dayton - Salem Church
Fairfield – Lindenwald Baptist
Hamilton – BridgeWater Church
London – Sons of Thunder
Middletown – Towne Church
Orrville – Orrville Christian
Springfield – HOPE
Ephrata – Church of the Brethren
Finleyville – Go Time Ministries
Levittown – Church of God
Punxsutawney – Church of God
York – Touch of the Master
Chesapeake – One City Church
Chilhowie – Chilhowie Baptist
Culpeper – Mountain View Community
Culpeper – Stevensburg Baptist
Elliston - Moore’s Chapel (2)
Fairfax – Saint Leo the Great
Floyd – Fishers of Men Ministry
Fredericksburg – Riverside Church of God
Lynchburg - Missions Ministry
Lynchburg – Tree of Life Ministries
Midlothian – Hope Point Church
Moneta – Ole Rugged Cross
Moneta – Westlake Baptist
Roanoke – Exalted Church
Roanoke – Harvest Baptist
Roanoke – Heights Community Church
Roanoke – Perfecting Unity
Roanoke – Valley Church
Roseland – The Word
Weyers Cave – Life Christian Fellowship
Hedgesville – Hope Community Church
Inwood – New Life Community

Raising Funds For Mission In Paraguay

Being a church of God event we took an offering during the "ball players" service. What should we do with the funds received of $176.00? Twila Briscoe's college roommate from Anderson (college) University and her husband were starting a new Christian school on the mission fields of Paraguay, we felt like the funds would be a good use there. The Alfa-Omega Christian school has become a local consideration for the funds that we have received each year since.

In 1984 the players from the First Church in Hickory North Carolina challenged the other teams to raise the support for scholarships for the students who needed help to pay the $125.00 tuition for the mission school. Martin and Tabitha and their family have been back for Labor Day Weekend five times in the past few years. Their oldest son Norberto has graduated from Anderson University and the School of Theology and some of the gifts of the softball tourney have helped him reach his goal and he has now returned to Paraguay to pastor and start the first Christian radio station in Paraguay with his wife Julie.

In 1987 the Briscoe's spent three weeks in Paraguay sharing and meeting the folks of the churches of this country. While there they shared in worship services and the schools graduation and helped to build playground equipment for the school. During the 1998 Tournament worship service to celebrate our twentieth year of playing we raised $20,000 for the school and the national work of Paraguay. The softball teams and their churches have raised now close to $150,000 that have been relayed through the world service office in Anderson to the Kurrle family in Paraguay.

For more information on Paraguay and how you can be involved, contact the tournament coordinator Chad Briscoe. Click on the commitee link for information on how to contact him.

"Serving And Sharing Christ Through Softball While Raising Funds For Missions In Paraguay"
Interstate Softball Tournament - Since 1978