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Justin Coates                   High Desert MS FCA

Favorite Biblical Story:When David is anointed King in 1st Samuel 16. I love that God used David, someone who was not "fit" to be a king but had a heart for God. That is all God needs from us to be used by him.

My Spiritual Advice: REST! We live in such a busy world and can miss important things God is trying to tell us if we do not take time for ourselves every once in a while. Psalm 46:10

Favorite Thing About FCA: Connecting with kids in their school and being able to teach them about God is as good as it gets!

I Follow Jesus Because: Jesus loves me despite my flaws and mistakes.

FAVES 1st Timothy 4:12, :The OUTDOORS,skiing, camping, hockey, running, winter time

Elle Rawlins                                  Skyview MS FCA

Favorite Bible Story: David and Goliath because it proves that nothing is impossible with God. That no matter how big the "giant" or problem is in front of me, as long as I have faith and trust that Jesus is with me, I can do anything.

Favorite Thing About FCA: I love that it combines sports with faith. And to see students excited and eager to come together and share with each other about both of those is inspiring to me!

I follow Jesus Because: He truly loves me so much, that He sacrificed himself and gave his life up to have a personal relationship with me, and for that I am forever grateful.

FAVES  2 Corinthians 4:8-9, Basketball,  The Mask of Zorro, Thanksgiving Dinner, FALL


Mark Schultz                Mt View HS FCA

Favorite Biblical Story: The story of John the Baptist. The image of a burly guy wearing camels hair and eating locusts and wild honey. His boldness to speak the truth to the Pharisees and Sadducees, "Brood of vipers". The story gives me inspiration to be bold in my faith. Matthew 3.

Best Spiritual Advice: "Stay VERTICAL! Keep your eyes and thoughts on our Father in Heaven."

Favorite thing about FCA: "I spend one lunch a week with my huddle leaders. It is a time to disciple and encourage them. Our conversations are always rewarding and fruitful. It makes me very thankful for them and their dedication."

I follow Jesus because: "He chose me to be a soldier and servant for Him to others."

FAVES: 2 Timothy 3:17, fly fishing, family, food, Woodlawn


 Brian See                         Bend HS FCA

Favorite Bible Story:Jonah - because of it's incredible connection to how we respond to God's calling sometimes/

Favorite Thing About FCA:  Being in community with otherr believers that struggle with the same things on the court or field, encouragement to stay true to our faith, and be lights for our teams

I Follow Jesus Because: HE'S THE BOMB! He loved me and loves me enough to take on all my junk, He loved me while I was still a sinner! He is worth my life!

FAVES: Proverbs 3:5-6, Pole Vault // Track and Field OR Surfing,  Chasing Mavricks,  Sushi, spring

Truett Shilling              Cascade MS FCA

Favorite Bible Story: Matt 14. Jesus walking on water and allowing Peter to walking on water too. It shows us how we can accomplish amazing things when we keep our focus on Jesus.

Christ-Like Quality: All.

Favorite Thing About FCA: Getting to share God’s Word with believing and unbelieving on the school grounds!

I Follow Jesus Because: He forgive me first by rescuing me from sins. Setting me free from a world of comparison and bondage.


Bethany Durre                    Summit HS FCA

Favorite Bible Story: The book of Esther...through this story I'm reminded to continually look to the Lord for strength, wisdom, and courage, and when we do He will give it to us to use us right where we are.

Favorite Thing About FCA: I love that it brings athletics and our faith together. It gives us as athletes a platform to be a light to our coaches and teammates. I also love that we are able to connect with like-minded athletes from other sports and teams.

I follow Jesus because...He died and rose again for my sins and loves me unconditionally.

FAVES:  Phil. 4:13, Volleyball, Miracle, Apples and Peanut Butter, Winter


Sam Rawlins                  Young Adults FCA

Favorite Bible Story: Israelite's crossing the red sea

Favorite Thing About FCA: It helps athletes realize the opportunity sports presents to influence others

I follow Jesus Because: He is the Way, the Truth and the Life

FAVES John 8:32, basketball, Gladiator, steak,  fall


Tiana Rawlins                          Skyview MS FCA

Favorite Bible Story: The story of Joseph because its a great representation of following and trusting in the Lord even when times are tough (especially so in Joseph's case); the Lord will always be faithful and provide in His time if we remain faithful and put our trust in Him.

Favorite Thing About FCA: It allows students to meet in SCHOOLS to fellowship and grow in Christ with another.

I follow Jesus because: of his grace, love, and mercy for me no matter what I do, I am a child of His and His love for me is forever unwavering. I do not deserve it and that in itself is so incredible. Our God is an awesome God!

FAVES: Proverbs 3:5-6, Volleyball, Teriyaki Beef, Fall


Nathan Saito                         Redmond HS FCA

Favorite Bible Story: Jesus Wept. (John 11:35) Jesus taught so much in the shortest verse in the Bible. He wept not only for Lazarus, not only for Lazarus' friends but for the plight of all mankind. Jesus also provided the example of how we ought to live, loving others as Christ loved us with all our heart, mind, soul and strength. And as coaches, teachers and parents to shepherd the hearts of the young ones in our lives.

Quality Of Jesus Worth Emulating:Jesus was The Teacher. Jesus taught truth, challenged thinking, inspired hope and changed lives forever. We as coaches, teachers and parents have the awesome responsibility to teach and emulate God's truth and love to our youth.

Favorite Thing About FCA: FCA is a place for kids to have fun, find fellowship, be real, ask questions, think deeply, do life together and find hope and joy and purpose in Christ.

I Follow Jesus Because: . . .Life is enigmatic, brief as a puff of smoke, and much that we do is futile, vanity. So what really matters in this life? Jesus' life and teachings give us purpose for this life and bright hope for tomorrow. Growing in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ is sufficient and satisfying.

FAVES: Isaiah 55:11, God's promises are true, powerful and dependable., Dead Poet's Society,Time with Family and Old Friends


Derek Hickey                      Lapine HS/MS FCA

Favorite Biblical Story: The Apostle Paul’s conversion in Acts 9. Seeing God transform Paul from persecutor to professor of the Gospel, is a great showcase of God’s mercy and love!

Christ-Like Quality Worth Emulating: Self-Sacrifice. Putting aside our nature to be selfish to serve others, is a great quality to have.

Favorite Thing About FCA A place to talk about Jesus and Sports. My two favorite things!

I Follow Jesus Because: He gave it all for me, I want to honor him the best I can!

FAVES: Psalm 32:8, Chicago Cubs/Bears, Pizza and of course my Wife!


Angi Warner                             Cascade MS FCA   

Favorite Biblical Story: the story of Peter. Jesus was very selective in choosing His disciples and chose men that were not perfect and had made many mistakes. I can relate to Peter in so many ways! Even with Peter's doubt, inquisitive nature, and impulsiveness, Jesus used him to teach the Gospel. Jesus directly, yet lovingly held Peter accountable for his mistakes, forgave him without question, and molded him into something beautiful to be used for God's glory. I love this because this gives me hope! I do not have to be perfect to be used by God! Whew!!

Favorite Thing About FCA: I love FCA because I get to work closely with middle school kids in a public school setting and encourage them to get to know Jesus on a personal level while working hard in a sport they love. There are so many requirements and challenges for athletes to overcome within their sport and the Bible is an awesome instruction manual. God's word teaches us how to be a good team member, follow the rules, respect our authorities, trust in the process, not be discouraged, and to focus on the goal. FCA does a phenomenal job at tying God's word to our responsibilities within a sport.

I Follow Jesus Because: I believe He is the one and only faithful and true God. He is my ROCK and without Him, my life would be very different. He has gifted me love, peace, forgiveness, purpose, and hope. I think it's really cool that these gifts (and many others) are available to all of us. Our God is good and worthy of all of our praise.

FAVES: Jeremiah 29:11, John 16:33, Triathlon, Elf (silly, I know), Anything Italian (especially cannoli), Definitely SUMMER

Contact Pete or Wendi Rawlins for current Huddle meeting schedules:  wrawlins@fca.org   Wendi 541-620-0946

, Pete 541-620-0456

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