Spring 2014 has seen lots of new ministry, new coaches, and excitement for summer camps. Here are a few highlights.
Many of our coaches have been able to attend a “Weekend to Remember” marriage retreat over the last few months. Thanks to Chik Fil A we are able to scholarship many of the couples to a weekend spent enjoying a much needed get away while hearing about ways to improve their relationship whether they have been married 3 months or 30 years. Earl Clover and his wife Erin from Stuart Cramer High School had this to say about their experience.
“We went to a weekend to remember as an opportunity to have a nice weekend vacation together but ended up learning a lot about how to improve an already great marriage. We both enjoyed learning how to better serve God through our marriage and learned something new about each other in the process. If given the opportunity we would definitely go to another conference.”
New coaches bring new focus to FCA at Sun Valley High School.
FCA emerging from the Football Team at North Meck High School. Can’t wait to have these guys at Team Camp this summer.
FCA planning with athletes and coaches for a fall kick off. Several key coaches and athletes investing their time dreaming and scheming.
Over 50 students from UNC Charlotte attended the regional college conference in February and 15 are spending their spring break in Mexico on a mission trip. God has done amazing things in a short time.
Sign up now for FCA TEAM Camp for Football and Volleyball at UNC- Charlotte. Teams are signing up daily. Should be another record year.
Words can’t begin to describe all that happened this past weekend at the FCA Winter Blitz College Conference. There were 155 students and athletes from 18 different universities across North and South Carolina. We took 51 of the 49ers from UNC Charlotte. Three of our students surrendered their lives to Jesus while we were there. Pictures and some powerful testimonies are below – I strongly encourage you to read them! Love y’all. Much love from the Niner Nation.
*We received this from a freshman girl we have been praying for since August:
I can’t thank you enough for giving me the opportunity to attend Winter Blitz this year. This was going to be my first time at a Christian camp and I didn’t know what to expect, but you would be happy to know I went to Camp Thunderbird with an open heart. Friday was an eye opener, for the first time in my entire life during worship I felt Christ in my presence. It was the most amazing feeling. The words in the Bible weren’t just words; they were the Word of God. They finally had a meaning to me.Saturday I felt something in my heart that was different from anything I’ve ever felt. I knew I was ready to follow Him and I did just that on Saturday night. If I had not been given this opportunity I would not feel the way I do today and I really can’t thank you enough for your kind heart. God bless you. Love always, your sister in Christ. [UNC Charlotte female athlete]
I just wanted to say thank you. You changed my life this weekend. I felt something different this year and I loved it. You not only helped me but as I changed I told my girlfriend about it and she was wanting to change awhile back but I wasn’t there yet so she didn’t. But as I changed so did she. I just want to thank you again sincerely. I feel like a different man now. [UNC Charlotte football player]
The message on the first night is one that hit home for me personally. The theme of the message was that “God’s power is made perfect in our weaknesses”. I have read that scripture several times but it had a whole new meaning for me. I struggle with insecurity, anxiety, and not feeling qualified enough to share Christ. This weekend I learned that my struggles are not an accident and that God uses our struggles and weaknesses to glorify Himself! This weekend left me in complete awe of who God is. It left me with a greater desire to know Him more and to make His name known in all that I do. [UNC Charlotte student]
I made a lot of new friends and we came together as brothers and sisters. I was especially heart warmed that the athletes took me under their arms even though I am technically not a college athletic competitor. [UNC Charlotte student]
UNC Charlotte Campus Director
Fellowship of Christian Athletes