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Missionaries Nathan and Lisa Buxman

Athletes in Action at Mizzou

Married since 1996 and the proud parents of four sons, the Buxman’s are still amazed that they get to minister to and serve the athletes at MU. What started out as prayers to become “addicted to seeing people come to Christ” and permission for God to use them in any way He chose, resulted in leaving careers in guidance counseling and kindergarten teaching to serve in full-time ministry. They have seen God’s faithfulness and the power of His grace and love while walking alongside coaches and athletes towards a God who restores, redeems, and makes all things new.

Nathan and Lisa are committed to boldly proclaim the love and truth of Jesus Christ to those uniquely impacted by sport worldwide. They work in Mizzou’s athletic department building relationships with coaches and college athletes from all over the world in efforts to win them to Jesus, build them in their faith, and teach them how to use their platform to reach others for Christ.

You can learn more about Nathan and Lisa by visiting their website. On the website, you can sign up for their newsletter and find a way to contribute financially.

Ways People in the Church Can Help

  • Pray! Sign up for their monthly newsletters to learn about what God is doing in the athletic department through Athletes in Action at Mizzou, and how you can pray. Visit to read athlete updates and find athlete testimonies. These will give you a picture of what God is doing on the teams at Mizzou through their leaders as well as how you can pray for them. The Buxman’s can relay specific prayers or words from the Lord to them via email.
  • Bake/Make a snack for their weekly meeting. They meet every Tuesday night during the school year, and the athletes love to have a snack during their meeting.
  • Help with events like “The Amazing Race” or progressive dinners.
  • Adopt an athlete. Pray for them and show up to their games.
  • Sponsor an athlete to go to camps, summer projects, or retreats. Learn more about ways they are sending athletes on mission on their website.
  • Help with welcome kits for freshmen athletes in the fall.
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