2019 Participants
Bessemer – Rock Creek
Falkville – Fairview (2)
Jacksonville – Cornerstone Baptist
Pensacola – Pursue Life (2)
Thomaston – Mountain View Baptist (2)
Indianapolis - Westlake Community (4)
Mooresville - Life Pointe
New Albany - Church of God
Lexington – Madness Ministries
Morehead – Community Fellowship
Mt. Sterling – Abundant Life
Mt. Sterling – United Church
Williamstown – Revive Church
Sayville – Gospel Community Valor
Apex – Hope Community Church
Hickory - Church of God
Lenoir – Whitnel
Morganton - Church of God
Dayton - Salem Church
Gallipolis – Church of God
Hamilton – BridgeWater Church
Huber Heights – Church of God
Middletown – Towne Church
New Springfield – New Springfield COG
Springfield - Fellowship
Springfield – HOPE
Denver – Faith Journey
Ephrata – Church of the Brethren
Finleyville – Go Time Ministries
Kittanning – First Church of God
Oakmont – Riverside Community
Pittsburgh – Mon Valley Church
Punxsutawney – Church of God
York – Touch of the Master
Bluff City – Elizabeth Chapel
Bristol – Liberty Baptist
Chesapeake – One City Church
Chesterfield – Cornerstone Assemblies of God
Chilhowie, VA – Grosses Creek Baptist
Culpeper – Mountain View Community
Lynchburg – Langhorne Chapel
Lynchburg - Missions Ministry
Lynchburg – Timberlake UMC
Radford – Community Life Church
Richmond – RVA Churches
Roanoke – Gospel Light Baptist
Roanoke – Heights Community
Roanoke – L.I.F Ministries
Roanoke – Perfecting Unity
Roanoke – United Churches
Salem – Fellowship Community Church
Salem – Glenvar Baptist
Shawsville - Moore’s Chapel
Smith Mountain Lake – Westlake
Hedgesville – Hope Community Church
Parkersburg – Liberty Street
White Sulpher Spring – White Sulpher Springs Pentecostal Church
Watertown – Brother Bob’s Ministry

Raising Funds For Mission In Paraguay

Being a church of God event we took an offering during the "ball players" service. What should we do with the funds received of $176.00? Twila Briscoe's college roommate from Anderson (college) University and her husband were starting a new Christian school on the mission fields of Paraguay, we felt like the funds would be a good use there. The Alfa-Omega Christian school has become a local consideration for the funds that we have received each year since.

In 1984 the players from the First Church in Hickory North Carolina challenged the other teams to raise the support for scholarships for the students who needed help to pay the $125.00 tuition for the mission school. Martin and Tabitha and their family have been back for Labor Day Weekend five times in the past few years. Their oldest son Norberto has graduated from Anderson University and the School of Theology and some of the gifts of the softball tourney have helped him reach his goal and he has now returned to Paraguay to pastor and start the first Christian radio station in Paraguay with his wife Julie.

In 1987 the Briscoe's spent three weeks in Paraguay sharing and meeting the folks of the churches of this country. While there they shared in worship services and the schools graduation and helped to build playground equipment for the school. During the 1998 Tournament worship service to celebrate our twentieth year of playing we raised $20,000 for the school and the national work of Paraguay. The softball teams and their churches have raised now close to $150,000 that have been relayed through the world service office in Anderson to the Kurrle family in Paraguay.

For more information on Paraguay and how you can be involved, contact the tournament coordinator Chad Briscoe. Click on the commitee link for information on how to contact him.

"Serving And Sharing Christ Through Softball While Raising Funds For Missions In Paraguay"
Interstate Softball Tournament - Since 1978