Over 325 gathered to hear stories from local coaches about how FCA had impacted their lives and the lives of the student athletes on their campus. As a bonus Dabo Swinney (Clemson Head Football Coach) spoke of his journey to coaching, to Clemson, and most of all to his faith in God. Here are a few of the highlights.
1. God never says OOPS!
2. When adversity comes into our lives it either defines us, destroys us, or God uses it to develop us. Make the right choice.
3. We have to be “Over Believers” and not just “Over Achievers”
4. We have to be ready for battle every day, put on the Armor of God.
5. We have to stay away from Things or People that are keeping us from being who God wants us to be.
In addition there was a pre-event with 30 local coaches where Dabo spoke encouragement to them to live out their faith in every area of life including their coaching.
I want to say thank you for being a part of our first ever dinner and silent auction for 49er FCA on Friday night. We are praising God for such an incredible turnout. I have attached a few pics from the event and below I have included a few testimonies we received over the past week. Thanks for your investment and for carving out the time to join us. I’d love to hear from y’all!
Ryan, thank you so much for everything you have done for the 49ers FCA. I truly believe God placed you and our son, ******* there for his spiritual walk. Words can’t express how much we appreciate that as parents. Prayers for you and your family with this leadership. [Charlotte Athlete’s Parent]
I can’t even begin to thank you for your amazing contribution to fca at Charlotte. I personally know that you continually inspire my son to seek the Lord and glorify him on everything he does. I so appreciate you meeting with him on a weekly basis to help him work through things and to dig deeper into his faith and the Word. You are such an amazing inspiration and role model to him. Thank you so much. [Charlotte Athlete’s Parent]
My husband and I had the pleasure of attending the FCA fundraiser on Friday night and hearing you speak. I can’t stop thinking about that evening and the impact you made on me. I was very surprised for several reasons but I just want you to know that we enjoyed being there and we would like to support FCA in the future. [Dinner Attendee]