My name is Ricardo Golden. I’m 29 years old and currently working with OM South Africa. One of my favourite quotes is “bend a tree while it’s still young”, meaning to shape a life at a young age. We live in a world where a spirit of fatherlessness reigns. Even amongst children who still have both their parents there is a lack of stability and structure. This is something I can relate to. While my two brothers and sister grew up in East London, I grew up in Johannesburg with my aunt. My father believed he was doing the best thing for me when he sent me to live with my aunt at the age of three.
SportsLink began the ministry in 2010 with the World Cup in South Africa. Chris Welman and Nigel Keur had been leading the Ministry for about 2-3 years. Over that time we had many people come and serve with SportsLink from across the world. We had people from the USA, Germany, Namibia, Singapore, Paraguay and South Africa and they came and had a blessed time here using sports to bring God glory.