As 2013 comes to an end, it's time for our final update of the year. But first let's take a look back over some of the AMAZING ways that God used the Greater Dayton FCA to further His kingdom.
~ In April Rich officially joined FCA as Area Director.
~We were part of an FCA Revival at OBI and saw many students give their lives to Christ.
~ The Spring FCA Dinner with Terry Bowden went amazingly well. We had a great turnout of people and a great dinner. We recognized our 2 FCA student athletes of the year and gave away lots of raffle items.
~God provided a job for me with Operation Christmas Child in Xenia to help cover many of our living expenses.
~ We returned to Camp SWONEKY for the second year to conduct sport's camp. We had a great time with the kids teaching them techniques in basketball and football.
~ God blessed our family with the donation of a newer van. Our other van was needing some major repairs.
~ We spent a week in Oneida on a family mission's trip with our church.
~ Rich joined Baseball Chapel as the Dayton Dragons Hispanic chaplain and during one of the chapels, the Skipper (aka the manager) and one of the players made the most important choice of their lives. They chose to walk from darkness into light.
~ We were able to take our entire family to Managua, Nicaragua to spend a week serving with a group from our church. God is opening some awesome doors for future ministry opportunities in Nicaragua.
~Rich was able to meet with the pastor of Fairhaven Church and share the vision of FCA. They will be partnering with us for future FCA events.
~ Rich returned to OBI for a fall revival in late September. He spoke during morning chapel and evening revival services. Many decisions were made for Christ.
~ We had individual donors partner with us in ministry.
~ Rich and I were invited to attend a professional baseball player & chaplain retreat in Florida in December. We were blessed with airfare being provided and a donation to FCA to cover our registrationfee. ~ After months of praying, a new huddle is starting at Trotwood High School. We have a coach to sponsor it and the school has approved it and is very excited about it.
~ Our friend Rich Garza was in town speaking at different schools & detention centers. Rich was able to attend several of the events with him.
~Rich was able to visit with a local high school player who was injured during a game. He has been able to minister to him and support him by praying with him and talking with him about his future.
~We were blessed with another church in our area joining our ministry as a monthly donor.
~ The Tipp FCA launched their new year and Christian helped lead competition night. He was also able to share the gospel and 13 of his classmates walked from death into life when they chose to give their hearts to Christ.
In the last couple of months God has opened up even more doors for ministry.
~Rich was asked to be the chaplain for the University of Dayton Baseball team. He has started a weekly Bible study with a few of the players focusing on leadership.
~While attending the PAO conference in Florida, Rich made contact with professional baseball players who are interested in being a part of sport's ministry trips overseas.
~We've been asked to be a part of Convoy of Hope in July of 2014.
~A local church is helping to fund a football camp for inner city Dayton students.
As we look back over some of the amazing things that God did in 2013, we're very excited to see what He does in 2014. Please join us in praying for the upcoming year and all the opportunities that it will bring. Please pray that God will continue to bless the work of this ministry and will continue to use it to bring athletes & coaches to Christ.
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