WACO, Texas (KWTX) A Waco pastor, still undergoing chemotherapy and radiation for cancer has accepted an assignment to lead a delegation to the Olympics next summer in Japan.
Pastor Foreman has been leading Carver Park Baptist Church for 30 years, and he's about to attend his fifth Olympics but he's doing so after overcoming adversity and poor health.
I'm looking at it like a business trip you know we are there for kingdom business and that’s really all, that’s the way I look at it."
Foreman has travelled to four straight Olympic Games on a ministry team to reach out to people in the Olympic village and in the foreign countries poorest neighborhoods.
Now he's been named by Lay Witnesses for Christ International as the pastoral chairman of the group travelling to Tokyo for the games next summer.
"My job will be to coordinate, make sure there is a speaker at every event, and make sure that when we have our basketball and track camps where we go into neighborhoods to work with the children that we have someone there to do the Bible lessons and other things."
It will be Foremans 5th Olympics, "We deal with those who are out and about and stop by to provide prayer, provide encouragement, and give them an ear."
Foreman continues to receive treatment for cancer but says he has handled treatment well, "the radiation during that time was sore but after radiation was over and chemo I've been feeling great.'
In his early years, he never saw himself as a minister, "It’s an honor to serve the people. I never saw myself as a pastor. Never saw myself in ministry and I think it’s a privilege that God would allow me to be a part of what he's doing."
"I believe Gods going to do something special in Japan," he adds.
Foreman must pay his own way and donations toward the $6,000 trip can be made to Carver Park Baptist Church, for the 2020 Olympics.