The 2016 Rio Olympics are nearing their end. I am always amazed, regardless of the sport, of the tremendous amount of training involved. Years of early morning practice, physical training, mental stamina, excellent nutrition, and strength coaches culminate, for some Olympians, in less than 60 seconds. One such athlete is Allyson Felix. Current headlines refer to her as “the most decorated woman in U.S. track and field history.”

In a recent article in FCA Magazine, the publication for Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Allyson makes it clear that God is the one to receive all the glory for her athletic accomplishments. She works with FCA, teaching young people to live a life with Christ front and center. “It’s always been really great to be able to have an impact on young people’s lives, and sport has done so much for my life, and I think it goes hand-in-hand with your faith,” Felix says. Read more of her inspiring story from FCA Magazine here.

For over 60 years, Fellowship of Christian Athletes has been challenging coaches and athletes to leverage their influence in athletics for the sake of Christ. Their core values are integrity, serving, teamwork, and excellence displayed through a “steadfast commitment to Jesus Christ and His Word.” You don’t have to be an athlete or athletic coach to benefit from these life values!

Locally, our Northeast Alabama FCA has significant influence. From sports camps, to ministry to coaches, on-campus huddles, and community events, countless student athletes and coaches are being impacted by FCA.

As the school year gears up, keep FCA in your prayers as they continue inspiring athletes and coaches to live Christ-centered lives on their campuses.

Asbury is proud to have FCA as a local mission partner! If you’d like to learn ways to be involved, contact Pam Chambliss pchambliss@fca.org.