Sattha soccer is a ministry created by missionaries from Overseas
Missionary Fellowship (OMF). We exist to glorify God by the urgent evangeliztion of East Asia's millions.
It all started about 11 years ago with the idea of using soccer (a
sport that most Thai boys and men play daily) as a tool to help local missionaries and church leaders to reach out and strengthen
their witness to their communities. It took a while to figure out how this ministry could be most effective and it was
decided that bringing in a team of non-Thai men to play against local teams in rural areas where they would never have
the opportunity to play against foreigners. The first two week tour was about 9 years ago. The team was made up
mostly of missionary kids from a school called Faith Academy. Thus, it was decided that the team name would be the Thai
word for Faith..."Sattha".
For the last eight years, God has faithfully provided men to join
this team for a two-three week tour each summer. Our long term vision is to help local Thai churches to develop a soccer
ministry, team, and possibly a league. This ministry is not intended to play against national teams; but to provide
a quality level of soccer against teams that may never have the opportunity to play against a team of foreigners or more
importanly hear the gospel.