Let the Games Begin!
OMSC Residents Celebrate the Olympic Spirit
When the 2018 Winter Games begin this month in PyeongChang, South Korea, some residents of OMSC will be watching for glimpses of home. But whether they follow their home country athletes, or simply cheer for those with great performances, all agree that the Olympic spirit is about more than just sports. “The Olympic Games are probably the only official, public event where people from different backgrounds can compete equally,” says Sophie. She finds the games “exciting and encouraging.”
Given the intercultural nature of their work, it is only natural that the men and women at OMSC see beyond the athletic competitions to a deeper meaning of the Olympic games. And for some of OMSC’s “businaries” (business missionaries), athletics is the method they use to reach out to people of all faiths in a comfortable, non-threatening way. Engaging in activities together builds.
February 5, 2018