"I asked Jesus to come into my heart."
That is what Kate, my 6 year old, told me on Sunday morning, October 7th."You did! Tell me about it," I said excitedly, wondering if Kate was mature enough to understand the claim she was making. "I normally say little prayers to God, but this time I really got it. Jesus died for my sins and I needed Him to save me. Does this mean I am going to get baptized?" "Absolutely!," I said, "It is time to celebrate!" Later that night, we took Kate out for dinner with our family, ate homemade cupcakes and gave her a special necklace to commemorate the most important decision she will ever make.
Kate learned about Jesus through parents who love God, a church who shares truth and a school that teaches from a Biblical worldview. Her life has been saturated with the Gospel. But what about the young people in our community who live in a broken home, who don't attend church and who go to a school where Christianity is presented as just one of many religions? I am convicted more than ever that a coach who chooses to present Jesus Christ through their words and actions has the ability to reach children who will otherwise slip through the cracks. That is why I am incredibly thankful that you would partner with me to encourage and equip coaches to impact their athletes for Jesus Christ!