Our full family is Brock & Kerrie, Madi Spires (married to Todd, with daughter Emerson), Brooke Rolfe (married to Matt, with son James), Jake (20), and Luciana Andrea (8).
In the years leading up to 2008, God began opening our eyes through His Word to the importance of the Great Commission. So much more than a "church program", this was the final command of the risen Christ - to go to all nations and make disciples.
Our first stop was Guatemala. We were overwhelmed with the physical AND spiritual need. Our eyes were opened to true poverty, suffering children, abusive homes, absent fathers, and a false Christianity. What we experienced changed us to the core.
Arriving without a sending organization or even a "ministry plan", we simply focused on abiding in Christ, and following the leading of the Holy Spirit. We lived in Guatemala for 10 amazing years. We became part of a village community. We worked alongside, grieved alongside, suffered alongside, and celebrated alongside. The memories of community projects, shared meals, weddings, birthdays, tragedies, and funerals is literally endless. These are cherished memories we will never forget.
Over the years, God kept revealing the tragic reality of what happens when men don't lead the way God calls us to. Generations of abusive, alcoholic, and absent fathers had practically destroyed the entire community we lived in. Eventually God led us to form a long-term discipleship ministry to boys and young men.
Our passion and purpose is to SHARE the gospel, TEACH the Bible, and DISCIPLE those who lay their lives down for Christ. We use the game of soccer as a means to that end. Our hope and prayer is that God will use these future leaders to transform their neighborhoods and win their entire communities to Christ.
Since the original ministry plant in Buena Vista, Guatemala, we have planted an additional Academy in Travesia, Honduras, are currently planting in West Africa, and soon in Quiche, Guatemala. You can read more about Buena Vista Soccer Academy at www.bvsaRhinos.com.