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Carolinas- North Carolina, South Carolina
Field VP: Bob Wiedemann
Region Contact Info: email@example.com
Ministry Moment: We’re praising God for a blessed 2016 FCA Camp season in the Carolinas Region, where more than 8,000 coaches and athletes attended our 30 different camps. At the Team Football Camp in Charlotte, North Carolina, we hosted 851 athletes and 105 coaches, and celebrated 241 decisions to follow Christ.
1. We are praying Psalm 90:17 over all of our staff and volunteers: “Let the favor of the Lord our God be on us; establish for us the work of our hands—establish the work of our hands!”
2. For ministry increase within the travel, club and recreational sports arenas through greater focus and intentionality by our staff and volunteers.
3. For an increase in the mobilization of volunteer ministry leaders through local church partnerships across the region.
Middle East/North Africa
Coordinator Contact Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ministry Moment: This year has been monumental for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Global Region. We started and certified our first FCA Campus Huddle, led a 3D Coaching workshop for 25 coaches in May, and five partners traveled to the Carolinas Region for FCA Camp training in June.
1. Continued development of relationships with our sports partners.
2. Effectiveness for our FCA Camps taking place in the region.
3. Perseverance for our partners to do what the Lord has called them to do in some of the darkest and most difficult places on earth.
Great Lakes- Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia
Field VP: Rick Isaiah
Region Website: fcagreatlakes.org
Ministry Moment: FCA Camp was a life-changing experience for camp participants throughout the Great Lakes Region, where our goal was to reach more than 3,500 student-athletes and coaches at our 36 region camps. At one of our camps in Columbus, Ohio, 14 campers indicated that they made a decision to make Jesus Christ their Lord and Savior!
1. Board expansion and development throughout our Great Lakes Region.
2. Please pray Matthew 9:36-38 for our region: That God would send laborers into the harvest field called the Great Lakes.
3. Staff expansion in the state of Michigan.
Regional International Coordinator: Matt Yeager
Ministry Moment: College athletes from the U.S. descended upon Barbados in March during their spring break to share their faith with local middle school and high school athletes. They also led sports clinics with the local athletes arranged by FCA affiliate Dean Squires. The lives of everyone involved were forever impacted as a result.
1. For Dean Squires and his team in Barbados as they follow up on new opportunities that arose after college athletes from the U.S. came in March to help with local sports clinics.
2. For FCA affiliate Gerard in Trinidad and Tobago as he hosts his first camp.
3. For Andrew Guerrier as he leads the ministry in Haiti with a growing sports facility that is home to FCA sports teams.