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Sallie McLaurin - University of Oklahoma (OU) "Before the internship I was always told that I was a good leader with my actions but that I needed to be more vocal. I have always had a fear of public speaking ever since I can remember. Through the summer God challenged me to step up with my voice and be a vocal leader for my team. I am a captain and have no fear in using my voice to encourage, support, and lead my team. Having this internship before my senior year was the best blessing because I learned how to play with God and it has transformed every aspect of how I play volleyball." Oklahoma University Oklahoma’s Video on Sallie’s Return as a Senior Captain

Sallie McLaurin - University of Oklahoma (OU)

"Before the internship I was always told that I was a good leader with my actions but that I needed to be more vocal. I have always had a fear of public speaking ever since I can remember. Through the summer God challenged me to step up with my voice and be a vocal leader for my team. I am a captain and have no fear in using my voice to encourage, support, and lead my team. Having this internship before my senior year was the best blessing because I learned how to play with God and it has transformed every aspect of how I play volleyball."

Oklahoma University Oklahoma’s Video on Sallie’s Return as a Senior Captain

Staci Williamson - John Brown University "Like many college athletes, I played under fear that I wouldn't perform well. That fear prevented me from being the player that God intended for me to be. The summer internship changed my heart, which completely changed the way I played. I came back my junior year and experienced freedom in the midst of the pressure that college athletes face. I was equipped through the internship to lead my team and teach them what it means to play with freedom, as well as re-start the FCA program on the John Brown University campus. God challenged me even more my senior year when my mom was terminally ill and passed away during the middle of season. Without the experience of the FCAV internship, I don't know how I would have managed to play the sport of volleyball with freedom during the hardest season of my life. The internship taught me to enjoy God in the sport that He created me to play."And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds." Hebrews 10:24"

Staci Williamson - John Brown University

"Like many college athletes, I played under fear that I wouldn't perform well. That fear prevented me from being the player that God intended for me to be. The summer internship changed my heart, which completely changed the way I played. I came back my junior year and experienced freedom in the midst of the pressure that college athletes face. I was equipped through the internship to lead my team and teach them what it means to play with freedom, as well as re-start the FCA program on the John Brown University campus. God challenged me even more my senior year when my mom was terminally ill and passed away during the middle of season. Without the experience of the FCAV internship, I don't know how I would have managed to play the sport of volleyball with freedom during the hardest season of my life. The internship taught me to enjoy God in the sport that He created me to play."And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds." Hebrews 10:24"

Mary Mac - St. Edwards University "I was a Guinea pig for the first FCA Volleyball internship in Southern California during the summer of 2011, little did I know my life would be changed forever. I came into the internship with baggage of all sorts and a searching heart. The internship taught me how to seek Christ through the sport of volleyball and get to know the Father more throughout the process. I was challenged passed my comfort levels to step out in faith and build a relationship with Christ. I began an intimate relationship with The Father on the he court, as a setter, I would ask him who he wanted to me to set and who to encourage on the court. While making decisions with Christ on the court, this transferred into daily life and making decisions with the Father. Today I find myself continuing to learn more and more about the Father through daily life and encouraging other athletes to do so as well as I started an FCAV in Dallas, Texas. This whole process has been a journey and I am blessed to work with volleyball players as my job!"

Mary Mac - St. Edwards University

"I was a Guinea pig for the first FCA Volleyball internship in Southern California during the summer of 2011, little did I know my life would be changed forever. I came into the internship with baggage of all sorts and a searching heart. The internship taught me how to seek Christ through the sport of volleyball and get to know the Father more throughout the process. I was challenged passed my comfort levels to step out in faith and build a relationship with Christ. I began an intimate relationship with The Father on the he court, as a setter, I would ask him who he wanted to me to set and who to encourage on the court. While making decisions with Christ on the court, this transferred into daily life and making decisions with the Father. Today I find myself continuing to learn more and more about the Father through daily life and encouraging other athletes to do so as well as I started an FCAV in Dallas, Texas. This whole process has been a journey and I am blessed to work with volleyball players as my job!"

Jordan Cheng - Chapman University Graduate "Being a local intern with FCAV has been such an amazing experience! The biggest thing I took away from it was the importance of a Christian community. Up until junior year of college, it was often me struggling with life alone. While knowing that I needed God in my life and having a strong conviction to follow after Him, I could never experience Him... I hung out with the jocks, “popular” kids, fraternity brothers, but never any Christians. Christians, in my opinion, were always weird, dull, un-athletic, and I could never get along with them.The moment I got plugged into FCAV, my life, my view, and my experience with God completely changed. In 1 John 4:7-21, it talks about the necessity of loving others in order to know God and have his love be made complete in us. Christians are called to love one another. You won’t experience many communities that love like FCAV. We need to be loved by others so that we can experience God’s love in a more TANGIBLE form. We can’t see God, but being around FCAV and experiencing the Godly love they have to offer gave me a much clearer picture of what God looks like. FCAV made life a journey with not just myself, but with God too, for you can’t do life with yourself and God without doing life with others first!"

Jordan Cheng - Chapman University Graduate

"Being a local intern with FCAV has been such an amazing experience! The biggest thing I took away from it was the importance of a Christian community. Up until junior year of college, it was often me struggling with life alone. While knowing that I needed God in my life and having a strong conviction to follow after Him, I could never experience Him... I hung out with the jocks, “popular” kids, fraternity brothers, but never any Christians. Christians, in my opinion, were always weird, dull, un-athletic, and I could never get along with them.The moment I got plugged into FCAV, my life, my view, and my experience with God completely changed. In 1 John 4:7-21, it talks about the necessity of loving others in order to know God and have his love be made complete in us. Christians are called to love one another. You won’t experience many communities that love like FCAV. We need to be loved by others so that we can experience God’s love in a more TANGIBLE form. We can’t see God, but being around FCAV and experiencing the Godly love they have to offer gave me a much clearer picture of what God looks like. FCAV made life a journey with not just myself, but with God too, for you can’t do life with yourself and God without doing life with others first!"


 
 
 
 

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