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Sydney Kuyper- South Dakota Soccer

Published on May 29, 2019

by FCA

SydneyQ. How has FCA helped you to engage others to know and grow in Christ?

FCA taught me how to be a role model for other student-athletes. Even though I have always considered myself a Christian, I haven’t always felt comfortable sharing my beliefs openly with others. I have become more confident in sharing my love of Christ with my peers, something I would have been afraid to do before. I enjoy being a sounding board for other students who look up to me.

 

Q. Do you use any FCA resources? If so, which ones?

I have used the FCA Student Bible to create and share lessons with other students. I have also used the Competitor’s Bible for daily devotionals. When I first became involved with FCA, we watched the Tim Tebow video series. It was exciting to see how FCA helped Tim become a better athlete. His story encourages me to keep Christ in the forefront of what I bring with me on the field.

 

Q. What is God teaching you right now?

I am learning to accept others and myself, and that God loves me no matter what. I am learning I can do anything through Him. This year, my senior soccer teammates and I decided to write a meaningful word on our arms. My teammates chose words like strength and dedication. I chose “Philippians 4:11” because I want to be content in any circumstance. Without Christ, it is easy to feel like I’m not good enough, but He teaches me I am, and to encourage others.

 

Q. How has FCA helped you to grow in Christ?

FCA Camp is the most impactful thing I have been involved in through FCA. It was amazing to be surrounded by so many athletes from all over who also love Christ. I can’t even really describe the energy I felt by being there. It helped me to know how to have a relationship with Christ on and off the field. I’m used to keeping my church life separate from my school life, and I learned how to meld the two.




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