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!
Our 2017 FCA Leadership Camp at Campbellsville University is off to a great start. Over 60 kids from our Central Kentucky region of schools have joined over 450 students here at camp. Even though the rain came in right when they were supposed to have games and competition on Thursday afternoon the students took it in stride and actually had a time of afternoon Bible study with their huddles!
On Thursday evening, I (Andy) had the opportunity to teach a “Buzz Group.” A “Buzz Group,” is a short seminar that the students can choose to go to. We give them a bunch of seminars on various topics and they can choose the ones that interest them. I taught mine on how to deal with temptation. We looked at the example of Joseph and how when it came to temptation Joseph, “Got Buff, Got Tough, and Got Out of There!” I taught two sessions on my topic and had around 25 kids in each session. It was great to get to interact with the students and talk to them about things like spiritual disciplines, setting boundaries, and finding accountability partners. I can’t wait to teach again on Saturday night!
Before I close this post I want to ask you to keep praying for all our Leadership Campers. Pray for safety here at camp, but most of all pray that lives will be surrendered to Christ! Also, check out this video of over 450 students worshiping our Amazing Savior Thursday night!
Our family hopes that you have a great Independence Day! We are truly thankful for the our freedom, and those who have served to help protect and ensure that freedom!