November 1, 2023

On this enlightening episode, lace up your basketball shoes or hiking boots, as we delve into the incredible journey of Cedarville’s men’s basketball team during their 80-mile, 12-day missions trip to Israel.

This journey, called “Walking the Story,” aimed to blend spiritual, physical, and mental development for the athletes and coaches. Head coach Pat Estepp shares the behind-the-scenes logistics, emphasizing the collaboration with the Global Outreach team and John Farwell, the leader of the trip from Athletes in Action.

The team’s itinerary reads like a biblical adventure, exploring landmarks including the Wilderness of Zin, the Dead Sea Scrolls, En Gedi, Mt. Arbel, the Sea of Galilee, and Jerusalem. In this podcast, coach Estepp expresses his desire for the Bible to come alive for his coaches and players, turning a believer’s bucket list into a spiritual revival.

Listen as Pat Estepp and Jacob Drees, a powerful 6-7 forward on the Yellow Jackets’ team, reflect on pivotal moments, including the profound impact of individual prayers in the Garden of Gethsemane and the heartwarming connection with the family of their Muslim bus driver over a traditional Palestinian dinner.

As you listen to this inspiring program, you’ll discover how this transformative journey brought the Bible to life, leaving an indelible mark on both players and the communities they encountered.

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