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WHO WE ARE

We (Brock & Kerrie) are proud parents of 4 and grandparents of 2.  Our children are Madi Spires (married to Todd, with daughter Emerson), Brooke Rolfe (married to Matt, with son James), Jake (20), and Luciana Andrea (9).

 

In the years leading up to 2008, God began opening our eyes to the screaming narrative of the Great Commission throughout his Word, from Genesis to Revelation.  So much more than a "church program", the entire story is that the glory of God is to be made known to all people, in all nations.

 

From the beginning, he has blessed his people, that they may bless all nations! This grand plan culminated in Jesus Christ, our risen Savior and King, commanding his followers to go to the ends of the earth, proclaiming the gospel and making disciples.  God will be glorified in every people group, and then he will return in power and glory.

 

In 2008, we landed in 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 corrupted version of 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, funerals, and tragedies 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 bible teaching and 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.