I’d like to introduce you to a friend of mine who also just so happens to be a friend & supporter of my ministry, the International Christian Tennis Association, ICTA.
My name is Scott Paschal. I have been the Ministry Director of the International Christian Tennis Association since 1999.
Our tennis ministry is so blessed.
The ICTA has wonderful mission trips to among the most famous professional tennis tournaments, such as the 5th largest pro tournament in the world, the Nasdaq 100 Open!
In addition the International Christian Tennis Association is extremely blessed to have a successful tennis missionary training center, which provides junior tennis players, their parents, and their coaches with educational, fun and informative Christian missions experience.
We also have a world class tennis academy specifically designed to disciple students in their relationship with Jesus, prepare them in short-term missions, and then send them out in missionary teams to junior and professional tennis tournaments.
The friend I’d like to introduce you to is Steve.
Steve knows our ministry well.
His son, Adam, was a fulltime student of ICTA for over a year! Through ICTA college placement and my personal ICTA membership connections, Adam then went on to earn a roster spot on a top 5 Division II college tennis team here in Florida, being named the captain for the Fall 2006 Semester.
The International Christian Tennis Association reached a whole new level because of Steve’s love, care, and patience.
Steve is a CPA. Actually, Steve is a Christian CPA and he is one of the best in his field. Steve feels his personal ministry is to be a CPA for ministries, like mine!
Steve’s clients are among the most famous ministries in America. Steve has clients worldwide. His advice and wisdom have helped mentor me in many ways.
Steve also has grown to love and care for ICTA’s two staff members, WTA ranked players, Rachel and Melody Snelen, as is they were his own daughters.
Well, here is Steve’s note to you. There are some things he wanted you to know.
I wanted to add them to this story for a specific reason.
The reason is very important to me.
You see, as a Christian minister who has also coached among the best tennis players in the world, I have seen much tragedy and sexual abuse among female tennis players by their coaches.
To help these young females heal, ICTA formed an Abuse Recovery ministry. This ministry offers a safe place for abused players, while also dealing with the abusive tennis pro.
Most of the abuse I have dealt with has been sexual abuse.
Worldwide, predator pedophiles are skillfully disguised as tennis pros. Young teen girls are being raped and molested by these men.
Often, these girls have left their families to reach their dreams of success on the pro tennis tour and are trying to search for a better life.
When they arrive on the tour, they are greeted by some of the slimiest scum you could imagine… sexual predator tennis pros who have molested female junior tennis players for years and years.
In fact, just this week our Abuse Recovery ministry has rescued a 16 year old Ukranian from a sexual pedophile who owns the tennis academy in Phoenix where she trained.
God used His ICTA Women’s Pro Tennis Team of missionaries to bring His lost sheep to safety.
Yet, with each rescue there comes a price.
My ministry, as well as me personally, will often be slandered, verbally attacked, threatened… by the abuser as he attempts to intimidate me and regain control over the teen he sexually molested.
The demonic forces possessing or oppressing these me are powerful.
They certainly don’t like the ICTA shining a light for Christ into their dark, slimy world. Thus, their attacks are sadistic.
So, Steve wants you to be able to see his view of the International Christian Tennis Association.
It is important to Steve that the sexual predators slandering Christian ministry not the official voice of 3rd party information about me, or the tennis ministry God build through me.
Today I will begin working to heal the massive damage done to my new student by the sexual predator tennis pro Satan assigned to her life to destroy her Christian testimony.
She is the #1 junior tennis player from Ukraine, the predator is Polish. I have dealt with a Ukrainian person and a Polish person manipulated by Satan into a difficult situation before.
She is very grateful she is here and surrounded by her new healthy, Christian female friends. I believe her story will now be a good one!
Well, all that said, here’s Steve to say hello and to offer his protection to me from the demonic forces controlling the sick pedophiles who would attack our little tennis ministry…
You have a wonderful organization.
The International Christian Tennis Association has been a blessing to my family and to my son, Adam.
Adam has been living and training with the ICTA for over seven months. I could not be happier.
I fully expected Adam’s tennis game to improve and it did; in fact, it improved far beyond my expectations. There are many other reasons for me to be thankful. Tennis, as important as it is to us, is the least of these.
My son’s faith has grown.
The International Christian Tennis Association is a spiritually rich environment.
The training in Christian doctrine and discipleship is excellent. The Christian materials you use and the training techniques employed are simply first rate.
The kids are not only taught, they are taught how to teach and how to present their faith in a variety of environment and circumstances.
The advice that Peter gave us (in 1 Peter 3:15) … “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect”, comes alive in these young people.
The discipleship training that they receive demands personal action of them.
Adam is more mature. The living environment for Adam and his cohorts is excellent. Adam is learning how to live successfully with a group of kids; how to keep the clothes and dishes washed, the bathrooms and kitchen clean. It surely doesn’t happen by itself.
Also, I very much like the fact that you do not have a TV. The kids read all the time, play cards and other games, interact and have serious, thought provoking conversations. None of this would be possible if they had to compete with TV. Adam is wiser, more articulate, and more thoughtful than ever before.
Every person that I have met in association with the ICTA has been of the highest quality.
The supporters and contributors are excellent people.
All of students are wonderful, mature, thoughtful, well mannered and committed to excellence in their tennis and in all aspects of their life.
It is so refreshing to know that kids of this quality are active in the Tennis world.