Belmont University

May 17, 2010

"Where in the World are You Going, Betty?"

Betty Wiseman, leader of the 2010 Sports Evangelism Team from Belmont University talks a little about this year's trip just prior to departure from Nashville International Airport.

May 07, 2010

Romans 15:5 – “A Spirit of Unity”

“May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus, so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
- Romans 15:5

Betty WisemanI shared this verse of scripture with our team as we gathered at my house on Wednesday evening for a meal, distribution of equipment/uniforms to pack, and our final team devotional/commitment time before departure on May 17. Team members are now busy taking final exams and completing their academic work for the semester.

We can already observe how God has begun this “spirit of unity” within this team. It feels like we’ve been on a mission already since our first team meeting in early February. I reminded the team that this is “not about us” but about the One who has called us to go and serve. We must be unified in the call and the purpose for which we have been called. Everything we do and say must be with one heart and voice to the glory of God. I challenged us to set aside anything that would hinder us from being totally and completely unified in Christ Jesus.

Listening to each member of the team verbalize a prayer in a time of commitment blessed me to the core. I believe we are ready!

April 26, 2010

Team Malta Update

Belmont University - Sports Evangelism Team 2010 - MaltaMeet this year's team (click image to view larger size). For printing purposes, a PDF version is available via the "Meet the Team" link in the left-hand column of the blog.

Three weeks from today, the team departs for Malta. Closing out another semester and taking care of last minute preparation requires a lot of effort by the entire team. Please keep us in your prayers as the details of the trip are completed.

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April 20, 2010

Partner with Us in Prayer

Betty WisemanSports evangelism trips do not happen without the prayer support of our families and friends. I am grateful and encouraged every year by those who take time to make our trips a matter of prayer. This printable Prayer list (PDF) is the focus for our trip preparation this year. Thank you, in advance, for your support.

As you pray for us you become a vital member of our team!

April 13, 2010

The Priviledge of Walking in Paul’s Footsteps

“Once safely on shore, we found out that the island was called Malta. The Islanders showed us unusual kindness. They built a fire and welcomed us all because it was raining and cold.”
- Acts 28: 1-2

The thought of being on the island of Malta where Paul was shipwrecked for three months on his way to Rome is reason enough to be excited about this mission trip! I never tire of reading about Paul’s conversion experience and his subsequent passion and boldness for sharing the gospel. He is the model for evangelism. I think even he would be intrigued today by the use of sports as a platform for sharing the good news of Jesus Christ! And, we might just have the privilege of walking in Paul’s footsteps. Wow!


Betty Wiseman Yes, I am counting the days until we leave for our annual sports evangelism mission trip on May 17 to work with IMB career missionaries, Earl and Robin Pinkston. The team has been called, tickets and passports are in hand, prayer partners in place, finances in order, and regular meetings for preparation are on-going. Team members will wrap up classes in a couple of weeks and prepare for final exams. The next four weeks will pass quickly and we’ll be on our way!

- Betty Wiseman