Year End Thank You
One of the highlights of being an FCA missionary is the amount of time I get to spend on school campuses with both faculty and students. I love being on our local campus and my favorite time to be on the campus is game time. Recently I was attending a local high school basketball game. Before every game, I pray and do a devotion with the teams and I sometimes pray with the officials and parents. Then, after cheering for half the game, my throat is dry, so I have a ritual of running to find my blue Gatorade and yes – it has to be the blue flavor.
Recently, after getting my drink, a mom cornered me. She did not look happy. This mother began speaking to me about her son. With tears in her eyes she told me that she always thought everything was fine. There seemed to be smiles on the faces of all her kids, grades were good, she said, and every child had made a sports team. Until one day, while at home vacuuming her son’s bedroom, the air conditioning came on. Out of the corner of her eye she saw paper flapping inside the AC vent. Standing on a chair she unscrewed the vent hoping she had found a treasure. Instead, she realized she was looking at her son’s suicide note. By the grace of God, she saw that flapping of the note!
Her son began counseling and also added FCA to his routine. He began attending an FCA-sponsored small group Bible study on his school campus during lunch. The group is studying, The Gospel Centered Life for Teens, and the impact is taking effect in his life! He is now participating in his first church experience with the guys at FCA and looks forward to that weekly study along with the FCA huddle group at school. God is at work discipling this young man through his local church and FCA!
By the way…this once-distressed young man attended a Fall FCA/FSU Game Day and was able to listen to Coach Bobby Bowden share the Gospel message of Jesus Christ!
Thank you for your investment in the ministry of FCA! Your partnership in the Gospel is buying Bibles, Bible studies, pizza, box meals, and many more ministry needs to pursue our mission for EVERY student, EVERY athlete, EVERY coach, EVERY faculty member on EVERY campus to hear the Gospel!
Please prayerfully consider a year-end gift to FCA either in a one-time gift or a monthly pledge. Right now every gift can be matched up to $50,000 by the end of the year.
Posted on Wed, December 21, 2016
by Jason Bernick