The Evian Masters – Evian – France – September 10th -12th 2018

I travelled to Evian to represent Christians in Sport while partnering with Global Golf Ministries to do a bible study on Tuesday 11thSeptember at 4.45pm. The Ladies European Tour kindly put a notice about the bible study in the tour newsletter and so every LET competitor was aware that I was attending the event to do the bible study.

I was able to connect with many players and staff while having good discussions and building vital relationships.

Two people turned up for the bible study and we discussed the religious landscape of France and I asked the question in light of the sermon on the mount are you more of a “sweet” or “salty” person? Interesting conversation on Matthew 5:13 and we challenged one another to step out and do something different to build some new relationships with non- Christian players out on tour. We prayed for one another and for the tour and opportunities to share the gospel. Later that evening a bumped into one of the players who was going to attend the bible study and she apologised for missing it but invited me to attend a small group study with 6 players the next morning.

We had a great study looking at marriage from John Stott’s study book on the sermon on the mount. It was a great morning discussing Matthew’s gospel on divorce, oaths and covenants in regard to marriage. Everyone was honest and open about how we as Christians need to be different in this regard and be counter- cultural in how we approach our relationships with the opposite sex and marriage. Then the group prayed for one another and some of us continued the discussions for another 10 minutes. It was a really fruitful hour spent together studying God’s word and I was impressed with the groups insight and maturity.

It was an encouraging time and great to see players wanting to know more of him and study his word diligently. Next stop Spain in November.

Alison

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