We took 45 athletes to the Winter Retreat this year. Six of them are not in this picture.
Pictured above is the AIA Winter Retreat speaker, Marvin Williams, along with three members of the Marshall men's soccer team: Michael McCabe, Matt Risher, and Michael Hayes (from left to right).
In place of the breakout sessions for the AIA Winter Retreat this year, a student-athlete panel was created to talk about how they balance athletics with their personal ministry. Representing Marshall was men's soccer player, Jordan Hilgefort (seen 3rd from the left).
Former NFL player, Gary Newell, came and spoke with us on November 9. He spoke about the importance of knowing God, as opposed to knowing about God. More information about Gary's ministry can be found at http://www.outreachamerica.org/
More than 85 people were in attendance to hear Gary Newell speak. This is a little more than the 5-10 people average that FCA had in the 2007-2008 year.
Fourteen people indicated a decision to follow Christ at FCA on November 16. Ed Carter (back row, fourth from the left) shared his testimony of how the LORD kept him from getting on the plane in 1970 and how God has used the moment to shape him into the man that he is today.