Press Release: 88,000+ Campers Become ‘Strong’ in Christ at 771 Fellowship of Christian Athletes Camps This Summer

88,000+ Campers Become ‘Strong’ in Christ at 771 Fellowship of Christian Athletes Camps This Summer

Eternal Impact for Christ Made, as 88,317 Coaches and Athletes Attend Hundreds of FCA Camps in 43 States and 50 Countries

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—There is strength in numbers.

That’s certainly true of Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ (FCA, popular and life-changing 2018 Camps program.

For the successful 2018 season, FCA welcomed 88,317 coaches and athletes who attended 771 Camps in 43 states across the country and 50 nations around the world.

This summer’s FCA Camps season impacted and transformed lives through outstanding competition and spiritual growth, with the 2018 Camps theme of “Strong,” based on the Bible verse 2 Timothy 4:7: “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful.”


“We are so thankful to God for the life-changing impact experienced at hundreds of FCA Camps this summer,” said FCA President and CEO Shane Williamson. “Transforming the world for Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes has been a central focus of FCA since 1954. Now, more than six decades later, we are still humbled to hear from those whose lives were changed through FCA Camps, and we pray this amazing Camps experience will continue for many years to come so even more can make a difference for Jesus through the sports they love.”

This summer, in addition to those who deepened their faith at FCA Camps, 5,097 campers also made first-time commitments to Christ, and 9,819 recommitted their lives to the Lord.

For the immensely successful and popular Camps ministry, FCA takes the best attributes of both athletic- and spiritual-focused camp events and combines them into an athletic/spiritual experience like none other. Camps also remove athletes and coaches from the routine of their sport, friends, co-workers and community, and place them into an exciting, healthy, athletic environment allowing them to pursue their passion for sport and clearly see and hear Christ’s passion for them.

Competitors who wanted to reach their potential through comprehensive athletic, spiritual and leadership training attended a variety of camps, which include Sports Camps, Leadership Camps, Coaches Camps, Power Camps, Team Camps and Partnership Camps. Learn more through FCA’s 2018 digital Camps impact report.

FCA is also gearing up for its 15th annual student-led and student-driven Fields of Faith events on Oct. 10, where student-athletes, coaches, parents and community members will worship together, hear from inspiring speakers, pray and commit to Bible reading at upwards of 500 gatherings on athletic fields in the U.S. and globally.

Last fall, thousands of lives were changed eternally on 521 fields across the country, as the 2017 event set a new record with 198,000 in attendance. Even more important, 6,213 made first-time faith commitments, 5,015 recommitted their lives to Christ, and 6,494 committed to reading their Bible.

Those interested in bringing Fields of Faith to their area may visit for more information on how to host a field event, sign up to attend a field or register a field. For details on how to become involved with FCA on campus, or to start an FCA presence at school, visit

Read more about FCA here. For more information about the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, visit FCA’s web site at, its Facebook page at or its Twitter feed @fcanews.

Book Review: Kid Chef Junior: My First Kids Cookbook by Anjali Shah

Kid Chef Junior: My First Kids Cookbook by Anjali Shah

Available October 9, 2018

If you are looking for a great way to spend quality time with your kids, Kid Chef Junior: My First Kids Cookbook by Anjali Shah is one possible answer.

What could be more fun than making simple recipes that are fun and entertaining?

This book is full of easy to follow recipes that don’t take long to make and are just plain fun.  We will be working with the publisher to see if we can make some of the recipes over on our From the Kitchen of McClendon Villa YouTube Channel.

We give Kid Chef Junior all five stars and a happy face bowl of guacamole to boot.  It is well-written, full of kid jokes, and just plain fun. It would make a wonderful addition to your family home evening.

Your copy will provide you with loads of fun and a great time to bond with your kids.

We were sent a complimentary copy of this book.  We are under no obligation to write any review, positive or negative.

We are disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes – Day 5


31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes

Please join everyone at Five Minute Friday for 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes throughout the month of October.

Friday, 5 October 2018


We are told as children that we need to share. It is one of life’s earliest lessons and not always a fun one. One thing that I remember having to share was my mother. She snuck my twins brothers on me when I was too little to realize siblings were anything to worry about. I was 17 months old and now I had two matching baby dolls. About the time that I was awakening to the fact that other people were real, my baby sister joined the gang and I felt replaced. I had to share my mama yet again and this time it was very different. This was a lot for someone 2 years and 11 months old to process.

I not only had to share Mama and toys, but I had to endure this new girl child getting some of my favorite clothes, too. Once I outgrew my favorite baby blue teddy bear pant suit, I had to let her have it. I was not fond of sharing my special things with her, especially when she wasn’t expected to share with me.

But, that was then and this is now. I often share family history information with her.  I also shared lots of “hey, you’re 50” birthday wishes with her this year. Those I didn’t mind sharing one little bit. 🙂


Friendly Fill-Ins

This is a fun meme co-hosted by 15 and Meowing and Four-Legged Furballs. Be sure to visit and join in the fun!

New Friday_Fill-In_BadgeHere are the fill-ins:

  1. My favorite font is___________________.
  2. October is perfect for _______________.
  3. Where I live, _________.
  4. I feel very _________ this time of year.

Here are my responses:

autumn-21498_640There are many fonts that I like. My favorite depends on the use I have for it.  I typically compose my blog posts using Courier New at 14pt. I don’t know what Blogger and WordPress do to it after I hand it over to them.

October is perfect for all things orange and black, pumpkins, bats, kitties, and all sorts of spooky stuff.

Where I live, being safe is apparently a luxury, not a right.

I feel very sneezy this time of year.  About twice a year I have major seasonal allergy attacks. This is one of those times. I have been sneezing almost non-stop for at least a week now.

Have a blessed weekend, y’all!

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