giving gifts that matter…

fcabibleLast week, I had the pleasure of visiting two new schools (new to me) that were either wanting to start an FCA Huddle or have been going with no FCA staff presence.  In both of these situations I was blessed to meet teachers that genuinely care for their students and want to see them come to know Christ.  In both situations I was able to leave one of our FCA Coaches Bibles with the teacher and it was great to see how they were so appreciative to not only have a copy of God’s Word, but one specifically designed to help them grow in their walk as coaches/teachers and reach their students.  Coming out of the Christmas season I have given many gifts lately.  However, it was so refreshing and just a blessing to me to see true joy that comes from giving and receiving gifts that will make an impact on eternity for Christ.  I pray that God will give me more and more opportunities to share gifts of the Gospel!

prayer requests…

01. Golf Scramble 2014 PosterThis is going to be a very busy week and I would like to ask you for your prayers.  I am currently working on wrapping up getting ready for this weekend’s annual Rec Center Golf scramble.  Please join me in praying that we will have great weather for this event and a great turn out for golfers.  Also pray that there will be plenty of golf carts available for our our golfers as well.

I also ask for your prayers this week as I am working on some grant proposals that will help the Rec Center with future plans and outreaches.  To be honest I am a little out of my depth and feeling somewhat overwhelmed, with this being the first time I have worked on proposals like this.  Pray that God will give me wisdom in what to write and the right wording to help us receive these much needed funds.  Also pray that I won’t be over stressed and over think things too!

Lastly, this week I am starting a study with our FCA Leadership Team called “Not a Fan” for teens.  Pray that as we have these discipleship times with our leadership team that we would see growth in their walk with Christ.  Pray that they would move from being fans of Christ to devoted followers who have made Christ the true King and number one priority in their lives!

It’s going to be a busy week, but a good week.  Pray that God will work mightily!

urgent call to all sponsors….

It’s that time of year again, the time of year where we are starting to get our students ready to attend FCA Leadership Camp at Campbellsville University.  This year’s leadership camp will be held the last week of June.   The cost of camp is $225 a student which is quite a lot for our local students.   So this year we are not only trying to raise funds to help pay for our students to go to camp, but also trying to make sure we are only taking students who are serious about being leaders at their schools.

Each student that we take is required to write us a one page paper telling us why they want to go to leadership camp and how they envision themselves being a leader at their school during the next school year.  The students are also required to help us through various fundraising activities such as sharing with local churches about camp and also a dessert auction we are holding at the Rec Center on April 21st.  Next, each student is required to participate in a weekly Bible study that we will be holding from the time school lets out on May 4th until we head to camp at the end of June.  Lastly, each student is committing to be on a leadership team for the 2012-2013 school year where they will help plan and lead FCA huddles, outreach events, and Bible studies.

This coming week the students who want to go to camp have to take the first step by turning in their papers on why they want to go to camp and how they will be a leader in their schools.  By next Friday, I will know for sure how many students will be going to camp with us.  We are anticipating between 6 and 8 students to attend.

At FCA Leadership camp the students are challenged and trained in how to share their faith boldly in their schools.  Various speakers including several college athletes will be sharing their testimonies and giving hands on training to our students.  Towards the end of the camp our students are even sent out to do door to door evangelism in Campbellsville as training.   It is a truly wonderful time where many of our students will get the grounding and solid teaching/challenge that they need to be bold in their faith.

So how can you help us?  If you are willing to sponsor a student or some of a student’s cost to go to camp that would be a tremendous blessing.  Also, if you live near our area we would be more than willing to come share with your church about an opportunity for them to partner with us in taking kids to go to camp.  If you have any questions I am also attaching a pdf to the blog that gives the full details of what is going on at camp.   Thank you so much for your time and I pray that you will pray about how you might help send our students to leadership camp this summer!

FCA Leadership Camp 2012 flyer