Greatest Goal Ministries
"Empowering the disabled and
underserved people of Sierra Leone to reach
their full potential through holistic healthcare"
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Greatest Goal Ministries' Disability Sports Association team, Salone Flying Stars, is featured in this video below.
The Salone Flying Stars are 25 amputee athletes based in Freetown, Sierra Leone, whose passion for soccer transcends their disabilities. This is the first registered team of the newly formed Disability Sports Association (DSA). Other disabled teams (polio, deaf, amputees) will be forming soon. Chicagoans Matt Jenkins was working on an agricultural project in Sierra Leone in February 2012 when he saw the team playing soccer on the beach with their crutches. According to Matt, "What happened next changed my life forever." Along with his partner Cynthia Frahm, he was inspired to create the video and to fundraise for the DSA.
Founded in May, 2007, GREATEST GOAL MINISTRIES (GGM) is a Christian, humanitarian organization dedicated to serving the most vulnerable population of Sierra Leone, Africa - the amputees, disabled, and children affected by its decade-long (1991-2002) civil war.
The war decimated the country, destroying much of its
infrastructure. Millions were displaced, hundreds of thousands murdered. Over 10,000 people were disabled by bullets or by the brutal amputation of body parts by machete
and axe wielding rebels.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, commited citizens can change the world;
it's the only thing that ever has.