Upward Basketball


Pray for Upward

Will you commit to pray with us for Upward? The 2017 Upward basketball and cheerleading season gets underway in December with our many teams gathering for first practices. We have over 200 kids from age 5-14 playing or cheering this year! This season will be the largest Upward season TDF has ever hosted. Games begin on January 6. We’re excited about having so many kids to participate, and thankful for the coaches God has provided, but the Upward Leadership team is even more excited about the opportunity to minister to the needs of the families in our league. Many families of our players and cheerleaders have no church to call home, and so have limited exposure to the Gospel. One of our main goals of the league is to be able to introduce them to the freedom, purpose and fulfillment that come from a relationship with God through Jesus. Any organization can run a basketball league, but at TDF we see this as so much more important than dribbling, passing and shooting a ball.

We’re asking for the prayer support of every one who will read this. Here are some specific prayer requests for Upward:

  • The logistics of getting the league off the ground for the first practices
  • Annette Whitley and Todd Robinson, co-directors of the Upward league at TDF
  • Our coaches and other leadership team members. The season is short but intense. Pray for energy and strength.
  • That our efforts will be effective at encouraging and meeting needs of the families.
  • Pray for the seeds of the Gospel to fall in good spots and for the Lord to use Upward and TDF to bring people to Him.


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