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  • Our Greatest Hindrance

    Alston walks you though hard decisions, such as the college he chose, his battle for the #1 tight-end spot and his patience to reach success.

  • Becoming Filled

    Brianna passionately explains what it looks like to bring her relationship with Jesus onto the track. She talks to us about her leadership on her college campus in Athletes in Action, a sports organization that ministers to the spiritual needs of athletes and she shares the need and importance for every athlete to understand how Jesus Christ is the ultimate fulfillment

  • Devoted Quiet Time

    Ryan explains how hearing guys in the football locker room talking about Athletes in Action and their relationship with Jesus sparked his interest to learn more about God and the Bible. Ryan describes his spiritual growth from simple interest to a new found hunger and the journey learning from mentors to being devoted daily to a quite time with God where he grows in his walk daily with Jesus and is able to glorify Christ on the football field.

  • Unexpected Obstacles

  • Tragedy close to home

    Carly unveils a tragedy in her life when the family she babysat for during the summers was murdered. Through this difficult time Carly speaks about her surrendered life to Christ and how He walked her through the process of forgiveness.

  • Overcoming the Odds

    Marcus talks about pursuing your dreams and overcoming struggles along the way, including your own bad decisions as well as stereotypes.

  • Sports Ministry

    RJ shares his opinion of two amazing sports ministries: Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) and Athletes in Action (AIA). He argues for humbleness and a servants heart no matter which organization you are with and the spiritual warfare involved in making bold stands.

  • Leadership by Example

    As a high-profile athlete on one of the best football teams in the country, DJ has had to deal with a lot of pressure both on and off the football field. He's learned that being both a tremendous athlete and person does not always come easy, and that it is morally what you do off of the field that shows people how you truly are inside. DJ knows that you must trust the Lord and continue to live and walk with him daily so that the pressure does not get the best of you.

  • God's Timing

    Since 5th grade football was Miles' passion in life. From high school a scholarship offer led him to San Diego State. He put in the hard work at practice, but soon realized that he could only do so much by himself. The pressures of playing time and making it to the next level became a burden in his life until he realized that the Lord's timing and plan were perfect.

  • Work Ethic

    Ruffin talks about the work ethic instilled in him by his Cameron Africa born parents. The two disparate cultures gave him a great appreciated of what he has and not taking things for granted. He describes his work ethic and worship on the wrestling mat, both in practice and competition.

  • Ugly Beautiful

    Cassie shares her battle with anorexia during one of the outwardly best times of her life, becoming National Champions in Women's basketball and going undefeated her senior year.

  • Audience of One

    Fendi guides us through his spiritual journey. He began with getting his worth in basketball and relationships and living a lifestyle outside of God's will to his complete transformation of accepting Jesus Christ as Lord. After that he learning how to play for Jesus alone, an `Audience of One' , changed his jersey number from 24 to 1 and focused his energy on loving and serving his teammates.

  • Power of Prayer

    Sophomore year of college Branden changed his life and started living for the Lord, however it came with a price to pay. Teammates ridiculed him, asking what happened to the "old Branden". Branden consistently prayed for his teammates, and soon after, the same players who ridiculed him were shouting out verses during practice. Branden used prayer as a spiritual weapon and was able to see the impact that it made on his team and on how it helped his relationship with Christ.

  • Daily Walk

    There was not a large presence of Christ on the UC-Irvine basketball team when Chad entered as a freshman. However, within just one semester of school Chad saw the power of Christ first-hand as several members of his team began to put their trust in the Lord. Chad knows that much of your walk with the Lord is dependant on who you surround yourself with, and points to quality relationships with fellow believers as the keystones to living right

  • Beyond the Course

    Eric came to the United States to play golf at Northwestern after living in Korea, Malaysia and Australia. At first Eric believed that God was something he needed in his life in order for him to play well, but he soon realized that a true relationship with Christ extends beyond the golf course. He learned that one of the best things to do was to compare his life to the Bible and not to the people around him, since the Bible is where the real truth is.

  • Sudan to the US

    The youngest of seven children, Mari moved from the Sudan to the United States when she was in 5th grade. Life in American brought on a new set of challenges. Many people judged Mari because of her background, and she had to learn a completely new language. Miraculously, the Lord put a few people into Mari's life that took her under their wing. In high school Mary moved up from ESL classes, to honors classes, and then eventually AP classes her senior year.

  • I Can't Win

    Cassie invites you into her world of tough questions that she has in her faith with Jesus Christ. Her vulnerability and pure heart to ask questions really leads us to her heart behind the questions. She has loved ones who don't know Jesus and she was battling with can I really love a God who might not have my dad with me in heaven?

  • Sudan to the US

    The youngest of seven children, Mari moved from the Sudan to the United States when she was in 5th grade. Life in American brought on a new set of challenges. Many people judged Mari because of her background, and she had to learn a completely new language. Miraculously, the Lord put a few people into Mari's life that took her under their wing. In high school Mary moved up from ESL classes, to honors classes, and then eventually AP classes her senior year.

  • Frustrating Times

    Plagued by injuries throughout her college track and cross-country careers, Olga had to learn how to rely on the Lord to deliver her from the frustrations that accompanied these physical struggles. She was able to grow further in her faith through a track mission's trip to Cameroon, which took her out of her comfort zone and challenged her to grow spiritually.

  • Limited by Size

    Whether it's in the classroom, on the football field, playing video games or even a quick game of rock-paper-scissors, Alterraun is competitive. Growing up he constantly fought the odds, as his ability to play at the next level was questioned due to his size. Eventually, Alterraun was offered a scholarship to his dream school, UCLA, where he has excelled, and now looks to continue to take his sport to the next level.

  • Giving Up Control

    Katie left high school early to pursue a volleyball career at UCLA, however severe back and knee injuries forced her to retire early. Some days Katie couldn't' sit in class or would pass out after standing too long. Through her struggles with injuries Katie learned valuable lessons on giving up control to the Lord and trusting Him with her life. She also learned that being a Christian in college today is no easy task, but the perseverance is worth it.

  • Playing Time

    Tobi has been involved with sports since he was 5 years old, so to get the opportunity to play in the Rose Bowl in front of 100,000 people was one of his childhood dreams come true. However, at one point, Tobi questioned whether or not he wanted to stay at UCLA because of playing time issues. He went from being the best player on his team in high school, to battling hard for the opportunity to prove himself in college

  • Running for Him

    In high school Paul's running and academics defined him. After developing some close relationships with other Christians on his campus Paul started to learn what it was like to compete for the Lord. He then used running as a tool to glorify the Lord and share with teammates and competitors. As Paul looks toward the future, hopefully moving on to medical school, he knows that he must continue to trust the Lord in all that he pursues.

  • Divorce & Male Leadership

    Quentin shares about his parents' divorce at an early age and his appreciation for his mom. He thanks God for football and the male coaches in his life.

  • Overcoming the Odds

    Marcus talks about pursuing your dreams and overcoming struggles along the way, including your own bad decisions as well as stereotypes.

  • Ugly Beautiful

    Cassie shares her battle with anorexia during one of the outwardly best times of her life, becoming National Champions in Women's basketball and going undefeated her senior year.

  • Identity in Christ

    Dan shares how a vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ and involvement in Christian community has changed the way he sees his running.

  • Living out Faith

    Jacob was raised in the church and made a commitment to live for the Lord in high school. As he made the transition into playing college football he searched for a way to live out his faith on the next level. Besides working hard on the field and in the classroom, he realized that he could use his family to reach out to teammates. He invited teammates to his house for the holidays and on weekends, allowing them to experience love from his family that they may not have in their own family.

  • Power of Prayer

    Sophomore year of college Branden changed his life and started living for the Lord, however it came with a price to pay. Teammates ridiculed him, asking what happened to the "old Branden". Branden consistently prayed for his teammates, and soon after, the same players who ridiculed him were shouting out verses during practice. Branden used prayer as a spiritual weapon and was able to see the impact that it made on his team and on how it helped his relationship with Christ.

  • Daily Walk

    There was not a large presence of Christ on the UC-Irvine basketball team when Chad entered as a freshman. However, within just one semester of school Chad saw the power of Christ first-hand as several members of his team began to put their trust in the Lord. Chad knows that much of your walk with the Lord is dependant on who you surround yourself with, and points to quality relationships with fellow believers as the keystones to living right

  • Frustrating Times

    Plagued by injuries throughout her college track and cross-country careers, Olga had to learn how to rely on the Lord to deliver her from the frustrations that accompanied these physical struggles. She was able to grow further in her faith through a track mission's trip to Cameroon, which took her out of her comfort zone and challenged her to grow spiritually.

  • Giving Up Control

    Katie left high school early to pursue a volleyball career at UCLA, however severe back and knee injuries forced her to retire early. Some days Katie couldn't' sit in class or would pass out after standing too long. Through her struggles with injuries Katie learned valuable lessons on giving up control to the Lord and trusting Him with her life. She also learned that being a Christian in college today is no easy task, but the perseverance is worth it.

  • Learning a New Role

    Through a significant injury God taught RJ the importance of knowing his role on the team. As R.J. was crushed on the outside Jesus gave him joy and an impact on his soccer team through the trials.

  • A freak accident

    Katherine saw a bright future as she was leading Bible studies for her sport at Ohio State. Katherine shares her story of a devastating injury in her sport that completely changed her ability to compete causing her to ask the tough questions and hang on to her faith in Jesus Christ. Katherine's story might help you to ask have the freedom to ask the difficult questions to God during a time of Crisis.

  • Becoming Filled

    Brianna passionately explains what it looks like to bring her relationship with Jesus onto the track. She talks to us about her leadership on her college campus in Athletes in Action, a sports organization that ministers to the spiritual needs of athletes and she shares the need and importance for every athlete to understand how Jesus Christ is the ultimate fulfillment

  • Devoted Quiet Time

    Ryan explains how hearing guys in the football locker room talking about Athletes in Action and their relationship with Jesus sparked his interest to learn more about God and the Bible. Ryan describes his spiritual growth from simple interest to a new found hunger and the journey learning from mentors to being devoted daily to a quite time with God where he grows in his walk daily with Jesus and is able to glorify Christ on the football field.

  • Misconceptions about Faith

    Christian was raised going to church regularly, but he didn't see the need for God since he didn't see much change in his fellow churchgoers. College provided a chance to chase the world's idea of fun, but he didn't feel fulfilled in that either. Meeting believers at Michigan State and seeing real life transformation convinced him to give Jesus a chance. Now he's found a personal walk that has changed him as well.

  • Limited by Size

    Whether it's in the classroom, on the football field, playing video games or even a quick game of rock-paper-scissors, Alterraun is competitive. Growing up he constantly fought the odds, as his ability to play at the next level was questioned due to his size. Eventually, Alterraun was offered a scholarship to his dream school, UCLA, where he has excelled, and now looks to continue to take his sport to the next level.

  • Learning to Trust God

    Josh knows a little something about hardships. Being abandoned first by his father, then his mother, he learned to guard his heart closely. Athletics provided an outlet for enjoyment as well as identity. But when he had to fight for a place on the Wisconsin football squad, Josh's idea of who he was began to shift. Through his faith in God, he persevered to learn to trust on a totally new level.

  • Losing Your Sport

    After his team won a national championship, Drew was surprised by how quickly his sense of satisfaction in achieving this goal disappeared. This, followed by a career-ending injury and the end of a long-term relationship, left him wondering what his life was really about. As he began a relationship with God, he discovered a purpose for his life that couldn't be taken away, even in the midst of injury and hardship.

  • Falsely Accused

    Dennis takes us through his Job like experience of being falsely accused of rape and sexual assault. He brings us into the depths of the pain, spiritual warfare, confusion, doubting God, thoughts of suicide, the ruining of his name and his cries to God. This test of his character brought him through the valley and into the peaks where Jesus used others to help him go through such an incredibly painful experience and God showed himself faithful in the trial.

  • True Love

    Shalina talks about the intensity of joy that entered into her life when she committed her life to Christ. That joy leaked out into her learning submission to God and how your love for someone gives you the ability and desire to submit to the one that you truly love. Also Shalina expresses how her relationship with Jesus is manifested on the track both in her struggle and with her teammates

  • Satisfaction

    Gebben has been professional sporting clays shooter since the age of 15 and has competed at some of the biggest tournaments in the world for his sport. At one point, shooting clay and a relationship with a girl were his top priorities in his life. When Gebben realized that those things only got him so far, and didn't fulfill him, he started to wonder what was missing. He soon learned how he could compete for Christ, which changed the way he viewed life and his sport.

  • It's not about me

    A tour to Israel taught Kristen how to glorify God through volleyball. She recognized that she had been playing for herself and not the Lord. Once she began playing for the Lord she felt less pressure because she knew that her ability to play was given to her through Christ.

  • Running for Him

    In high school Paul's running and academics defined him. After developing some close relationships with other Christians on his campus Paul started to learn what it was like to compete for the Lord. He then used running as a tool to glorify the Lord and share with teammates and competitors. As Paul looks toward the future, hopefully moving on to medical school, he knows that he must continue to trust the Lord in all that he pursues.

  • Experiencing God's Love

    Even though Natasha learned of God's love at an early age, she found herself looking for love and acceptance in other places, mainly relationships with guys. Between athletic success and a relationship her freshman year of college, she thought things were going well. But, when her relationship fell apart she suddenly realized how far she had wandered from God. That's when something amazing happened: she discovered that her desire to be loved had already been met in God.

  • Learning a New Role

    Through a significant injury God taught RJ the importance of knowing his role on the team. As R.J. was crushed on the outside Jesus gave him joy and an impact on his soccer team through the trials.

  • Leadership by Example

    As a high-profile athlete on one of the best football teams in the country, DJ has had to deal with a lot of pressure both on and off the football field. He's learned that being both a tremendous athlete and person does not always come easy, and that it is morally what you do off of the field that shows people how you truly are inside. DJ knows that you must trust the Lord and continue to live and walk with him daily so that the pressure does not get the best of you.

  • I Can't Win

    Cassie invites you into her world of tough questions that she has in her faith with Jesus Christ. Her vulnerability and pure heart to ask questions really leads us to her heart behind the questions. She has loved ones who don't know Jesus and she was battling with can I really love a God who might not have my dad with me in heaven?

  • Overcoming the Odds

    Marcus talks about pursuing your dreams and overcoming struggles along the way, including your own bad decisions as well as stereotypes.

  • Unexpected Obstacles

  • Environment Matters

  • Utilizing your Platform

    Deciding to walk on to one of the best football programs in the country instead of accepting a scholarship to a smaller school has humbled Duron. Being a member of the USC football team has given him a platform to share his faith with teammates, fellow students and kids in the community. In the midst of changing positions and battling injuries, he has still been able to recognize that God has a plan for everyone and true satisfaction does not come through sport, but through the love of Jesus.

  • Audience of One

    Fendi guides us through his spiritual journey. He began with getting his worth in basketball and relationships and living a lifestyle outside of God's will to his complete transformation of accepting Jesus Christ as Lord. After that he learning how to play for Jesus alone, an `Audience of One' , changed his jersey number from 24 to 1 and focused his energy on loving and serving his teammates.

  • Spiritual Weight Training

    In the weight room Matt learned how to replace the secular with the sacred. Matt walks us through the importance of training with God's Word through memorizing and meditating on it in the weight room instead of filling our minds with other vain thoughts.

  • Refined