By LARRY VAUGHT
Kentucky softball pitcher Autumn Humes has an ambitious project for this summer. She’s opened Faith For Athletes, a non-profit organization to aide athletes in using “their platform to greater the Kingdom.”
She is going to lead a group of UK athletes as well as athletes from Harding University, a Division II school in Arkansas where Humes played one season before transferring to Kentucky two years ago, to Jinotega, Nicaragua on a mission trip.
“We will spend time in schools doing vacation Bible school activities and loving on the children as well as aiding in building homes, churches and other shelters in the communities,” Humes posted on social media.
Each athlete must raise $1,600 by July 1 to pay for air fare, food and transportation along with supporting Mision Para Cristo where the group will work.
“I realize this is a large amount of money and a short amount of time, but I know with God all things are possible. If you can help us financially, we would greatly appreciate it,” Humes posted on a GoFundMe page. “I’m so excited about this unique opportunity. I’m excited to get to experience it with some of my teammates, using our platform for God’s purpose!
“Please pray for our group as we prepare to serve in Nicaragua and also for the people we will meet. Thank you again for your help and prayers.”
If you would like to help Humes and the other athletes, here is the link where you can: