Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! I hope that you have a wonderful day eating and spending time with family and friends! Thank you for your support and prayers for FCA, I am thankful for your partnership!

Here is a humorous skit by the "Skit Guys" a Christian drama group. I hope you enjoy it...

Monday, November 22, 2010

I am Second® - Ken Hutcherson

 Pastor Ken "Hutch" Hutcherson is a great man of God who fights and stands firm in what he believes. Pastor Hutch played in the NFL for 4 years as a linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys, San Diego Chargers and the Seattle Seahawks. He is now the senior pastor of Antioch bible church in Kirkland, WA. He has an amazing testimony of the redemptive and transforming power of the love of Jesus Christ.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

EHS Huddle - Nov. 18

Edison High School FCA played host to 175 students today! Feeding them pizza, and homemade brownies and cookies! The student leaders led an interactive version of "Hot Potato" that helped the students get to know each other better. Then after the game one of our leaders Rayan Mustafa shared his testimony with everyone. He shared about the emptiness in his heart before he found the Lord, and how he had tried to fill it other things like popularity. He encouraged everyone to find their hope in the Lord and not the things of this earth. Good work Rayan!

Thanks to all the volunteers who showed up to serve the Students! Our next huddle is December 2nd @ lunch in Room 317! See you there!

This guy was pumped on the potato...

Rayan sharing with  175 of his peers

Rayan's theme verse is Matthew 5:30

Our new EHS FCA T-Shirt ($10)

Thanks for sharing Rayan

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

MVHS Huddle - Nov. 17

The FCA huddle @ Mission Viejo went off today! About 200 students filled the room and came to enjoy round table pizza, a game and an awesome testimony. Matt and Jordan, two of our awesome leaders, led a game where the contestants had to find items in the crowd of students. Then we were treated to an inspiring testimony of Christs love, from former Washington Husky Linebacker Josh Gage.

Thanks to all the parents who provided pizza and came to support the huddle today! Our next huddle is December 8th @ lunch in the MPR!!! See you there!

Pizza & Brownies, some of lives greatest pleasures
Josh Antol welcomes his fellow students

Matt & Josh leading the game

the students listen to Josh

Former Husky "Backer" Josh Gage

Verse of the Week

Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.
Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
James 1:2-4

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Marina FCA/The Flood - Nov. 16

Today was another awesome huddle @ Marina High School FCA. I got to share my testimony in front of about 50 students, parents and teachers! It is so exciting to be working alongside these students as they impact there campus for Christ!

But... on a more somber note, we said goodbye to Megan Carr, the FCA area rep for the past 2 years. . Megan will be missed, but the students had a chance to bid her farewell and pray for her today at the meeting! Thanks for your service Megan!!!

And again, a huge THANK YOU to all the Parents who provided and came out to serve the kids a feast today. The students were treated to Costco Pizza, chips and salsa, and dessert @ today's huddle! THANK YOU!

Sharing my Testimony
Praying for Megan
Packed room all lifting up Megan

Gotta love Costco Pizza!!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Bethany Hamilton- Pro Surfer/Shark Attack Survivor

Hopefully many of you have seen this or heard about Bethany before, but I thought this video was worth sharing. It is cool to hear about other athletes who battle and persevere in the name of Jesus!

Heart of an Athlete - Rachal Hockaday

Heart of an AthleteNovember 2010
Q&A with Rachel HockadayIowa State University
Volleyball, Outside Hitter

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.” – Ephesians 6:10 (NIV)
This season hasn’t exactly turned out the way Iowa State volleyball player Rachel Hockaday planned. As a junior outside hitter, Hockaday was set to be a key component in the Cyclones’ success but suffered a season-ending knee injury just 12 points into the first match of the year. As STV’s November “Heart of an Athlete,” Hockaday had fielded our interview before the season, but, after the circumstances changed, she was kind enough to give us a few more minutes on the phone and tell us how the Lord has worked through this new challenge.

STV: When we last spoke, the season was about to begin and you had high expectations. What went through your mind when you got hurt?RH: The first thing was disappointment that my season was over. I had jumped for a hit—something I had done a million times—but I landed weird on my left foot, and I knew something was wrong right away.
STV: Given your faith in the Lord, how has your perspective on the injury changed over time?RH: Watching instead of playing has definitely given me a different perspective. I used to apply Ephesians 6:10 (“…be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power,” NIV) to my performance during games. Now I have a new role on the team: to be a leader and stay strong by cheering the team on from the bench.

"This injury has given me a chance to show the other girls on the team that my life isn’t over.
This injury has given me a chance to show the other girls on the team that my life isn’t over. It is a faith-tester and a time for building my character because I know that God has a plan even greater than what I pictured at the beginning of the season.
STV: How does your faith affect your relationship with your teammates?RH: Many of my teammates are strong in their faith already but want to know more. We recently watched The Case for Christ video by Lee Strobel, which was great, and we just started reading the book of Ruth, which has generated a lot of questions. And hopefully through the positive light in our lives, others will see it and want to be a part of it, too.
STV: How has being involved with FCA helped you share your faith?RH: After going to FCA my freshman year, I started growing closer with the people and getting to know Kevin Lykins, our FCA leader. Later in the year, he invited me to the leadership group meetings. I was nervous at first because I didn’t know if I could actually stand up in front of people and share my faith. But Kevin and the other leaders have helped me along the way. I’m comfortable sharing as a leader now and am encouraged that most of my teammates come to the FCA meetings and to our team Bible studies at the Lykins’ house.
This summer I also served as a coach at a weeklong FCA Power Camp in Ames (Iowa). The girls ranged in age from third grade to junior high. It was awesome helping them play their sports and teaching them about the Lord.
STV: How have you changed spiritually since coming to Iowa State?RH: I’ve definitely grown and matured, and God has put so many great people in my life here and given me so many great opportunities. I grew up in a Christian home, and I’ve always been around church, but it wasn’t until I got to college my freshman year that I really started growing in my faith, especially through FCA.
Now, God is the center of my life—in sports and school. As athletes, we can get caught up in the importance of winning, but, in the end, all that matters is our relationship with Christ.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Verse of the Week

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing."
                                                                                  John 15:5

Marina FCA/The Flood

FCA leader Jared Oda shared with his peers yesterday about "staying connected to the vine." It is awesome when a student gets up to share in front of 60 of his classmates! Good work Jared!

Check out some Pictures...

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Tyrod Taylor, QB, Virginia Tech Hokies

November 2010 Clay Meyer
Every legitimate college football team has one. A field general who knows no fear. A signal-caller with ice in his veins. Simply stated, a quarterback who can both lead the team to victory and pick them up in defeat.

Virginia Tech Quarterbacks Coach Mike O’Cain knows a great quarterback when he sees one. He has offered his instruction to plenty of them in his time, always reminding them of the reality of their position.

“I tell them they’ll receive a lot of praise that is undeserved and a lot of the blame and criticism that is undeserved as well,” he said.

In light of the circumstances, O’Cain and the Hokies know they are blessed with Tyrod Taylor, the senior quarterback who has filled the position for the past four years.

“Tyrod is a natural leader because he is strong and demands respect, but not in a forceful way,” O’Cain said. “He has that Godgiven ability to lead and is just a good guy to be around. The game is very important to him, but doing things the right way is even more important to him. He’s put his life and his talents in God’s hands.”

O’Cain’s final sentence paints a clear picture of Taylor. The quarterback’s stats have put him at the top of nearly every Virginia Tech record category and have earned him offensive MVP awards and ACC Championships. But Taylor doesn’t want to be defined as “just” a quarterback. Unlike many of his position counterparts across the country Taylor seeks to remain humble and unassuming—a man who isn’t awash in all he can do, but in what he can’t do on his own.

“Without God I can’t do anything,” Taylor said. “I have put my faith in Him, and through Him I believe I can achieve anything.”

To read more about Tyrod's story CLICK HERE

Saturday, November 6, 2010

I am Second® - Tony Dungy

Tony Dungy is a great man of God and a great football coach. Enjoy a little of his story!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Edison Huddle

About 150 students (50% dressed as Fountain Valley nerds) flooded into RM. 317 today for Edison FCA. On a day when the school is preparing for the Battle of the Bell, the showdown between Edison and Fountain Valley's football teams, all these student cruised over to FCA for some fun, games, pizza and the Word! Student Leader Riley Mailman brought it today and shared the Truth and Reality of a life focused on serving Jesus! Nice work Riley!

Pizza, about 15 boxes worth, was generously donated by Huddle Coach Suzie Matthieson! Freshly baked cookies were brought by Helen Boyer & Char Goodman. Thank You!!! And a big thanks to the Ladies who came to serve the students, We couldn't do it without you!

Next meeting is Nov. 18 @ lunch in Rm 317! See you there!

A room full of FV nerds

Playing "Clumps"

A little dose of Truth

Mission Viejo Kick Off Huddle

Yesterday marked the Kick Off of FCA @ Mission Viejo HS and what a great time it was! About 175 students showed up to hang out, eat pizza, play games and fellowship. The students were treated to a skit performed by a group of student leaders, and were showered with leftover Halloween candy during and after the game! A special thanks goes out to the Moms who volunteered to come out and serve all the kids during lunch! Thank You Ladies!

Our Next huddle is November 17, @ lunch in the MPR. See You there!

Pizza Anyone?
FCA President Josh Antol, welcomes the masses
Students watch the skit
Sit down if...
Having fun?
This guy had so much fun he passed out...sketchy

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Verse of the Week

And we boast in the hope of the glory of God.
Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings,
because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 
perseverance, character; and character, hope.

                                                        Romans 5:2-3