The U.S. became the first nation in the world to win three Women’s World Cup titles last night, as the Women’s National Team (WNT) beat Japan 5-2 in an exciting win that highlighted true team unity.
Today, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA, www.fca.org) is congratulating the WNT after its historic victory, especially standout midfielder Lauren Holiday, who was recently featured in FCA’s magazine. In the May/June 2015 issue, Holiday told the 60-year-old international sports ministry that “(God) gave me the world’s stage to share His gospel.”
“All of us at Fellowship of Christian Athletes congratulate Lauren Holiday and the entire Women’s National Team for their stellar performances throughout the World Cup,” said FCA President and CEO Les Steckel. “For this Christ-following soccer standout to be on the world’s stage and impact her fans and young athletes is an amazing gift. What an incredible testament that hard work, faith and team unity truly does pay off in the end. The U.S. Women’s Team has truly made our country proud!”
In the final game of the World Cup, Carli Lloyd scored a hat trick with three goals in the first 16 minutes, and Holiday and Tobin Heath added a goal each.
“Young fans who are enamored by intense World Cup play can see firsthand that athletes like Lauren Holiday are dedicated in all areas of their lives,” Steckel added. “Their devotion to sports may drive them, but only a balanced strategy that puts Jesus Christ at the center will help young athletes grow into the person God designed them to be. That’s why FCA is committed to reaching student-athletes in all areas of their lives. We love sports, and competition is thrilling and rewarding, but there’s much more that happens away from the field that helps athletes fully reach their God-given potential.”
SOME THINGS NEVER CHANGE – One constant has kept U.S. Soccer veteran Lauren Holiday anchored: the love of Christ. https://www.fca.org/magazine/2015/04/29/some-things-never-change
VERSE: “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD” Psalm 150
QUOTE: “A person who loves his job, will never work a day in his life.”
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