Thursday, June 02, 2005

FCA All Star Week

Beginning last night, our family became hosts to 6 young men that just graduated that are participating in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes All Star Football Classic. You must understand that to my dad, the black and gold blooded football fanatic, this week is great. It gives him a chance to reconnect with kids that he absolutely adores. This week always gets him salivating for the football pads to come out in early August. We always serve as hosts to the Abilene High guys and this year we have an awesome group of young men which include Ryan Kennedy, Matt Adams, Lane Miller, Derrick Bibb, Travis Walding, and Robert Bebe. Grant played with several of these guys his senior year and fell in love with them. I always enjoy this week because at the end of the week you know that you have served them in a way that brings a smile to the Lord's face. Young men that are invited to participate in this game do not have to profess Christ, but by the end of the week, many of the young men who do not know Jesus make a decision to follow him and it is nice to know that we as a host home could of had a part in that. Most of the Abilene High guys are planning on attending ACU in the fall to play football and it will be so much fun to watch them suit up again and go out on that field. There is nothing like high school football in West Texas and I am thankful for another opportunity to watch these great young men shine once again.

1 comment:

elizabeth said...

I hope you have a great week. I went to AHS when I lived in Abilene. I miss watching the football games on Friday nights!