At the end of every year Erin and I send out a regular newsletter in the mail to family, friends, support and prayer partners. In this letter we do an overview of all that God has been doing in our ministry and family over the course of the year. Below is this year’s letter that we want to share with you and please feel free to share it with others. A big need that we share at the end of the letter is that we are really pushing to get fully funded by the beginning of 2018. Please pray with us that we will reach this goal and please pray about whether or not God would lead you to partner with us. If you feel led to do so you can click on the donate button on the right of this page and it will take you to our FCA donation page. Thank you so much for taking the time to check out this post and if you have any questions let us know!
Last week we shared with everyone that I (Andy) had to have surgery. Last Wednesday, I had out patient surgery for something called a fistula. I won’t got into detail on it, and I don’t recommend that you look up the pictures, but I was in severe pain that really was overwhelming. The good news is that surgery went well, but the problem was bigger than the doctor had hoped and so now I am waiting to meet with the surgeon again later this week. It looks like I will probably have to have a colonoscopy in the near future and then figure out what the next step in this process is. Please pray though that I will be able to heal quickly, that all this pain will be gone for good, and I will be healed enough to help Erin when she has her surgery at the end of the month. Also, please pray for us that we can get some financial aid from the hospital to bring all these bills lower, and as always that we will reach full financial support with FCA. It’s been a very tough couple of weeks, but thank you so much for your prayers and for your continuing prayers!
Just wanted to give a quick update on where we are on our support raising for our ministry with FCA. Currently Erin and I are at almost 83% of our needed monthly support commitment. This means we need to raise about $1,400 more a month in committed support. Over this summer we have had many meetings with individuals, churches and organizations. Please keep praying with us that the seeds planted and the passion presented in these meetings will lead to partnerships. Reaching full support really would take a lot of worry off of us and allow us to fully focus on reaching coaches and athletes for Christ. Please pray with us that our support would come in. Pray about if there is anyone or any church that you might be able to tell about partnering with us and FCA. And lastly, if you are not already doing so please pray about if God would have you join our “Home Team” as a committed monthly financial partner. Feel free to contact Erin or I if you have any questions and also there is a link on the right side of this page that will take you to where you can set up online giving. Thank you so much for praying with us!
I just realized in my newsletter that I left out a huge Praise to share with you!!! At FCA Leadership Camp 30 students made first time decisions for Christ!!! Please be praying for them as they grow in their faith and for the FCA staff and volunteers that follow up with them.
Also, we wanted to share with you the video of our 2017 FCA Leadership Camp. This video will show you some of the great lessons that were taught in chapel and also a lot of the fun our students had. We hope you enjoy!
Well, we are back from another great year at FCA Leadership Camp. I have a lot to share with you, but to be honest I am needing to catch my breath for a little bit before I do. However God is great and we had an awesome time seeing Him work in the lives of our students. So I wanted to share some videos of our students praising God and even one of our dear sweet Maeven singing with the younger kids!