When I first came to the University of North Dakota, I couldn’t really tell you anything about my faith. To be honest, I wasn't actually aware of what Christianity was, or what it was like to be a Christian. I knew there was a God, but that's where my story hit a pause. I remember going to Sunday school on a rare occasionas a child, but I never made it a regularity, and as I grew older and more involved with my athletics, my faith kept slipping farther out of the picture. My older sister was blessed enough to find her faith and become a follower of Christ during her time at college, and I’ve always been curious as to how she did it, or what faith was all about. I was completely oblivious when it came about anything concerning the bible or Christianity.Despite that, it’s crazy how quickly things can take a turn.
Within the first few weeks of my first semester on campus, one of my teammates invited me to a kick-off barbeque for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. At first, I was very skeptical and scared, because I felt like it would be hard to really enjoy myself there because I didn’t really have a relationship with Christ or a true knowledge of Him.
A simple invitation turned out to be a life-changer for me.
I find comfort in regularly attending FCA meetings and church, and I cannot wait to continue my journey to fully becoming a follower of Christ. FCA has completely impacted my knowledge and understanding of Christ. I feel like I’m one step closer each and every day, and I have FCA, its wonderful leaders, my sister, and my inspirational teammates to thank for that.
Kyra; Softball Team