Levi Booth, who recently visited Oak Hill, talks with David Baldwin about his passion for the gospel, Japan and ultimate frisbee.
All three are intertwined in his story as a missionary, which he tells in a new book, Ultimate Grace. Levi studied at Oak Hill in 2010-13, and now works in Japan as a missionary with OMF. He wrote the book, he says, ‘to give people a taste of what it means to be a missionary, and what God does in our lives.’
Levi tells David Baldwin, ‘It was through playing ultimate frisbee at uni that I became a follower of Christ, so for me, sports and being a Christian have always gone together. When I went to Japan, I thought I would have to give up the frisbee stuff and become a proper missionary. But actually, I discovered that playing frisbee – this weird, obscure sport that I love – was a great way to get to know Japanese people. It helped me make friends, make contacts, and hopefully share a little bit of what it means to know the Lord Jesus.’
In the book, Levi talks about his journey as a missionary, and how he played frisbee for the Japan national team against Great Britain. Find out more about Ultimate Grace (published by 10publishing at £2.99) here.