The sight of boys playing baseball, everywhere…

Passion to advance the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ…

The awareness that there is a special place in the heart of a boy for the man who plays baseball with him…

These factors spawned the question “is there some way to unite the love for baseball in the Dominican Republic with the testimony of God’s good news of salvation?” In 2006, Baptist Mid-Missions personnel and Dominican pastors together prayerfully pursued God’s answer: a ministry where boys learn both the skills of baseball and the truths of God’s plan of salvation from the Bible.

¡PlayBall! is a perfect fit in the Dominican Republic, where baseball is embraced everywhere: in cities, in towns, in villages. A coach proclaims “we were born to play baseball.” Quality instruction is a valued commodity, and opens the door for significant evangelism. The boys who come to ¡PlayBall! give their full attention to their instructors and listen carefully to the gospel. As they are reached, so are their coaches, parents and siblings. Many have come to personal faith in Jesus Christ. So will many more, as God grows the ministry.

¡PlayBall! 2018 dates are June 29-July 9, 2018.