Michelle's Message: Go the Distance
“GO THE DISTANCE”
It’s time to closeout Fall Sports and FCA celebrates the season for high schools and middle schools alike. Our athletes have competed in their school colors, but it’s now time to honor those competitors that play with integrity, teamwork, service and excellence in their sports and in their faith, showcasing their loyalty to the team colors of FCA. Team-FCA’s burgundy and white are colors that represent the unity of those who honorably play for Christ in addition to their school. These athletes played the game, competed with the spirit of God and competed for HIS glory. Team-FCA asked local athletes to choose a teammate that represented their school best in a way that captures the essence of Team-FCA. Okaloosa/Walton FCA will be traveling to area schools and presenting those athletes with a medallion as a reward for their hard work, on and off the field, which has truly honored their team and God.
It is such an honor to know that our schools play for HIS glory over their own, and rejoice in the Lord, win or lose!
Okaloosa/Walton FCA kicked off their annual Capital Campaign in October and will be closing out November 30th. We hope that you are pleased with the progress we have made over the past year and will continue to support us in giving God all the Glory, through your time, prayers and donations. Please visit our website and take a look at all the current opportunities we have available and thank you for making a difference in our youth and young adults. If you would like to contact me, I would love to talk with you, I’m only a phone call away, 850-217-0391.
Some highlights to reflect on:
- Over 250 FCA Bibles were given out to our students in 2013, 300 in 2014, and 250 Athletes Bibles given at camp.
- 960 students attended the FCA Breakfast last February
- Over 1,000 lives impacted at the North Florida Football Team Camp this summer!
- 189 decisions for Christ at Team Camp!
- We launched our 1st annual Leadership Retreat in August
- New Coaches Bible Studies at several schools
- More than 461 people plugged into our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts
- More than 25 NEW volunteers
- Partnerships with Thrivent Ministries / Taylor Haugen / Costa Enterprises
Up and Coming Events:
- Destin Crop Drop, Community Service Project, November 22nd, for all FCA huddles
- Okaloosa/Walton 1st annual “Legacy Challenger” Banquet, December 8th at 6:00 p.m., at the Niceville Civic Center
- Individual School Service Projects starting for all communities in Okaloosa/Walton Counties
Thank you for your continued support and your love of Okaloosa/Walton FCA.
“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”
-Colossians 3:17 (NIV)
Posted on Wed, November 5, 2014
by Derek Carmical