Fellowship of Christian Athletes “running to the harvest” to reach young people for Christ
Thank you very much for your generous support of FCA in 2013. Your partnership with us is making an eternal impact as we minister the gospel to athletes and coaches in our area schools. In Matthew, God’s word tells us that the harvest is plentiful; Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore to send out workers into his harvest field.” Matthew 9:37-38.
Your support allowed Erick and me to experience a truly amazing harvest of souls at the FCA Senior Bowl Rally this week where 2000 student-athletes and coaches attended. During the program, they had the opportunity to witness the powerful testimonies of several Senior Bowl players from Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, Wisconsin, Vanderbilt, and Clemson. This past season, these college athletes competed against each other in the game of football. The night of this rally, they stood together on the same team, God’s team, and boldly proclaimed their need for Jesus to be their Lord and Savior. They stated having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ is a 24-7 life commitment to surrender to do His will, His way, and for His glory! The power of God touched the lives of 247 students who trusted Christ as their Lord and Savior during the invitation time. Thank you for giving these young people the opportunity to hear and respond to the Gospel in an arena they understand.
One final note, a praise from last year’s Senior Bowl Rally. A young man attended the rally because of an invitation from one of his friends. Tragically, this young man was killed the next day in an ATV accident. As we read through the decision cards from that night, we found this young man had trusted Christ as his Lord and Savior at the rally. We were able to take his decision card to his parents and share with them that their son had given his heart to Christ just 18 hours before his death.
It is because real life stories like this one, we will honor your gifts to FCA with a relentless effort to proclaim the gospel on every middle school, high school, and college campus in Alabama.
Thank you for allowing us to “Run to the Harvest” promised in Matthew 9:37-38.
In His service with you,
Alabama FCA State Director