Perhaps there are few gifts that bring greater joy for a long time than a ball to play with. While we take a ball for granted, much of the world must rely on worn out, deflated, or makeshift balls of amazing varieties. A new ball in the hands of a group of youngsters is a sure way to be an instant friend of both the children and their parents. Balls are useful in teen evangelism as Christian teams play against teams that have yet to hear the Gospel. Leaving a ball behind as a gift further increases the bonding and goodwill and often goes a long way to an invitation to get together again.