Last weekend ICSB was glad to welcome players from Hinkson Christian Academy (Moscow, Russia), Kiev Christian Academy (Kiev, Ukraine), International Academy of St. Petersburg (St. Petersburg, Russia), and Bucharest Christian Academy (Bucharest, Romania). When the final buzzer sounded on Saturday night, the ICSB lady Bulldogs had claimed first place and ICSB boys had earned second place after a great game against Kiev. Most of the ICSB community finds a way to take in a game or two or 18. Thanks to a live stream of the games, alumni from around the world were able to catch the action as well. Complete with concessions, a pep band and an enthusiastic squad of elementary schoolers racing back and forth across the court during time outs, there is hardly a dull moment.
For all the commotion, the tournament is not without meaningful moments of connection and unity for these TCK (Third-Culture Kid) players. A players’ worship night, prayer before games and heartfelt congratulations in the midst of political tensions in parts of Eastern Europe bespoke of an eternal perspective. I’ve been to a few professional basketball games, but I’ll take a plastic lawn chair in the ICSB gym over any Pepsi Center seat. If the thrill of watching students play or chatting with friends or meeting people from different schools isn’t enough to do it, the junior class moms make awesome chili.
Pray with Us
Let's pray together for Christians in Ukraine. The conflict in eastern Ukraine is not over and thousands have had their lives turned upside down. Please join us in praying for
the refreshment of Christians working tirelessly to spread the gospel and provide aid to refugees
Provision for the physical needs of the churches
Protection and boldness for Christians - may the targeting of evanglical Christians spark a revival in Ukraine.