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Young Influencer

Young Influencer

The vision of FCA has been the same for over 60 years: To see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes.

As FCA staff, we are seeing athletes all over the state use their influence to impact their teammates, their coaches, and their families for Jesus. Here is one story of a how a teenage girl is influencing her team using the platform of FCA:

My name is Jaycie Cash I am 13 years old and in the 8th grade at Laverne Junior High. I participate in softball, Basketball, Cross
Country & track at LJH and I am also a member of the 14U Lady Traveler Softball Team.

My mom surprised my sister and I with a copy of the book Just Ask, by Sarah Roberts with Lauren Chamberlains autograph, we were pumped!! As we read through the devotions I thought it would be really awesome to be able to share with my travel team, but wasn’t sure where to start. My mom contacted Sarah and she told her about FCA Team Huddles and I felt it was the perfect way to share God’s word.

I held my first Huddle group in Dodge City, Kansas at the Border Wars Tournament. I used “Just Ask” to guide my first huddle group where we talked about loss and how we can overcome it and recited the FCA Creed. I was a little nervous because it wasn’t only my 11 teammates, their families joined as well. We ended up going 6-0 in that tournament coming from behind to beat a tough Amarillo team to get to the championship game. Half an inning into the game a thunderstorm came and the game was cancelled. We were playing a
team we had beat the day before, but the tournament director decided we would flip a coin for the championship, we lost. Although we did not come home that night with a championship trophy, we did come home with an understanding of how to overcome loss and how through everything we can count on Jesus.

Most of my teammates have asked to start having Huddle at our practices and games. I love that I have the ability to do something I love and share God’s word through softball.

Paul tells Timothy in 1 Timothy 4:12, “Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity.” As FCA staff, it is an honor to come along side young athletes like Jaycie who are making a difference for Jesus on their teams!

 


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