Megacities Go To Kolkata India, 2014 FIFA Worldcup Kickoff Outreach and a UofN Workshop in Mexico

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Summary: In this episode of the Youth With A Mission News Podcast we will be talking about the next YWAM Megacities project in Kolkata, India, we'll look at what YWAM is doing for their outreach to the 2014 FIFA Worldcup in Brazil, talk about the upcoming University of the Nations Workshop in Mexico, discuss a few upcoming training opportunities, and more ... Stories: YWAM Megacities Next Target City - Kolkata, India ( next Megacity is now announced! Kolkata, capital of the Indian state of West Bengal and located on the east bank of the Hooghly river, is East India's principal commercial, cultural, and educational centre. Kolkata was established by the East India Company and was regarded as the second city of the British Empire after London. The urban agglomeration of Kolkata and its suburbs is home to approximately 14.1 million, making it the 3rd most metropolis area in India. As a growing metropolitan city in a developing country, Kolkata has substantial urban pollution, traffic congestion, poverty, overpopulation, and other socio-economic problems. What is Megacities? Interesting, random fact: The Kolkata Football League is the oldest (soccer) league in Asia and one of the oldest in the World. It was started by the British in 1898. Teams can start arriving in April 2014 for enquiries contact them on ( ( Kickoff 2014 Although the Football (soccer) Worldcup isn't until 2014 the YWAM Kickoff World Cup 2014 outreach is starting to gear up for their first outreach. In June Brazil will be hosting the FIFA 2013 Confederations Cup, which is viewed by many as a test drive for the Wordcup next year. The Kickoff team will also be using the Confederations Cup as a dress rehearsal of their own with plans for evangelism, prayer corners, sports camps, and more being planned for the event. The FIFA Worldcup will be the main event, with a desire for teams to come from all over the world to join in this major outreach. For the main event during the FIFA Worldcup Kickoff 2014 is wanting to mobilise 64,000 missionaries from around the world to join in the event at any of the different host locations. The focus areas for the outreach are: * Arts * Prayer * Social Justice * Youth and Children * General missions and Service * Sports You can find out more about the event, and how or your team can get involved, at ( Rugby Plus Program in Fiji In addition to YWAM Hockey that we talked about on the last YWAM Podcast, another exciting way that YWAM has been using sports as a tool for discipleship and evangelism is the Rugby Plus Program in Fiji. The program consists of a workshop that includes guest speakers, coaches, players and pastors. The participants receive spiritual, physical and mental training during the workshop. They addressed a few specific issues such as anger management, sportsmanship, player productivity and team bonding. You can read more about the program, and the influence of Christians in Fijian Rugby at ( YWAM's University of the Nations Workshop 2013 The University of the Nations will be hosting their 2013 workshop in San Antonio Del Mar, Mexico from September 3 - September 8, 2013. Here is a letter from the International UofN President, Markus Steffen: This gathering is for everyone involved in the ministry of equipping, training, educating and discipling towards the fulfillment of the Great Commission. The times we are living in are filled with amazing opportunities. It is truly a season to EXPAND Intimacy and Impact to see much more of God’s purposes unfold in our personal lives, families,