The greatest sporting contest in the world, the Olympic Games, launches in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday, and Gateway News is pleased to report that our readers can look forward to a weekly update from our special correspondents on the spot — Cobus and Philna Kruger.
Professional triathlete, sports ministry worker, fitness coach and Gateway News Stand Up Sport columnist Cobus and his sprinter wife Philna will arrive in Rio on Monday to take their place in a group of 150 Athletes in Action chaplains from around the world who will be ministering to athletes and spectators at the Olympics.
In his most recent column, God’s foolishness outshines Olympic gold, Cobus shares how he and Philna ministered together at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and got married two weeks after their return to South Africa. In the run up to the Olympics, the couple also wrote two special Road to Rio reports featuring interviews with Team South Africa members who are passionate about following Jesus Christ.
Watch out for the Krugers’ report-backs from Rio over the next fortnight of the Olympics. You are also urged to pray for Cobus and Philna and their ministry colleagues that they will be empowered by the Holy Spirit to share the gospel with boldness at the games.