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Sticky rice, tennis and South Africa


Stellenbosch, South Africa — Erika Scott is following in her parents’ footsteps, though not on the same continent.

The daughter of missionaries in Thailand — and recent graduate of Abilene Christian University in Texas — moved to South Africa with her husband, Tyler, as part of a five-member mission team.

The team is training with Casper Steenkamp, a South Africa native and former ACU tennis player, and his wife, Ashley. Their nonprofit, Kingdom DNA, focuses on disciple-making, missional communities and a program called Grass Roots Tennis.

“We’ll spend a lot of time in townships, which are very poor neighborhoods, playing sports and spreading the Good News through sports,” Erika Scott told ACU’s student newspaper, The Optimist. “I love to cook, and I plan to start a cooking class once a week to give people a taste of other cultural foods.”

To help raise money for her mission work, Erika Scott sold Thai sticky rice and chicken to the ACU community.

Her father, Robert Reagan, said that he and his wife, Jan, are praying “that God will stretch and grow Tyler and Erika as they lead others into God’s kingdom.”

Filed under: International

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