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Hoops for Hope

It has always been a prayer at T Bar M that those whose life was changed by Jesus while serving at Camp, would go and make an impact wherever they land. Like many others, Jason Phillips is doing just that.

The summers of 1994-1996, you would find Jason Phillips with a basketball in hand, smile on his face, and great conversation going. He spent his college summers on the courts of T Bar M "Sports" Camp discipling campers and college students. And now, through "Hoopes for Hope" he continues to be a part of changing the world for Christ "one bounce at a time".

He had a great support those summers at camp and still does in Jennifer Dugan (now) Phillips. She and their two children (Hadley and Hudson ... we can't wait for Hadley to serve at Travis this summer!) share an equal love for Sports, God, and Loving on kids. In fact, they are praying and trusting that your passion for all these areas has not waned as you transitioned away from camp life. Jason shares, "In my years at camp I learned that no matter what someone’s demographic background is, sports (not just basketball! Ha ha) can break down any and all barriers that hinder friendship/relationship and then ultimately the open up the opportunity to share hope and the Gospel with children. "

The Phillips personally experienced relationships forged through God's Good News in Uganda as they watched Hudson (their son) teach basketball to children. In Uganda, one of the children gave Hudson a picture and letter for Hudson to take back to home with him. This seems like a small token, but the children in Uganda have almost nothing, so giving this gift is a deep sign of friendship.

Hoops for Hope International is where they have found joy in serving the past 10 years. This organization has allowed them to and so many others to take trips abroad to teach basketball skills with a message of hope. Jason serves on staff with Hoops for Hope in growing their reach across our state and world. Check them out for great mission trips as well as local outreach opportunities.

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