Dear FCA Teammates,
We pray this letter finds you and your family well. It’s been another incredible year! We praise God for you and your involvement with the Illini Land FCA ministry and the impact God is making in the lives of coaches and athletes in our community!
How you can make a difference
Purchase 5 Athletes Bibles: $100
Purchase 5 Coach’s Bibles: $150
Send a kid to Day Camp: $100
Send an Athletes to Illinois Sports Camp in Jacksonville, IL: $280
A whole year of ministry at a local school: $3000
Entire month of FCA ministry in Illini Land Area: $53,000
Expanding Camps Ministry
- 984 Campers Total for Both Camps!
- 1st Full Week of Camp in Urbana
- 135 Coaches and Huddle Leaders Served
- Excited to see how God will expand camps in 2018
Deepening Campus Ministry
With more staff, we’re able to have a deeper impact on our campuses –equipping leadership teams and chaplains, discipling coaches and athletes and encouraging coaches and athletes to use their platform to proclaim Christ.
- We hosted couples from all over the state at our 3rd annual Coaches Marriage Getaway. It’s an incredible blessing and privilege to pour into the marriages of some of the most influential couples in our communities!
- We truly enjoy diving into the bible on a weekly basis with coaches from Tuscola, University of Illinois and others.
- God has opened the door for us to host coaches appreciation lunches at local schools to meet new coaches and introduce them to FCA.
New Staff in Illini Land
In September, Ryan Neiswender came on full-time staff to work primarily with middle school coaches and athletes and the college huddle. He’s a University of Illinois graduate and recent gold medalist with Team USA wheelchair basketball.
100% of our funding comes from people like you! We need to raise $40,000 of our $640,000 yearly budget by January 1st. Can you give an end of the year donation to impact coaches and athletes? Every gift matters!
This ministry wouldn’t be possible without your generosity. You can mail a check to the office (1605 S. Prospect Ave | Champaign, IL 61820) or donate online below.
P.S. Thank you for partnering with us to reach our $40,000 end of the year goal!
Grateful for you,
Robbie & Liz Gwinn, Sara Hurst, Justin Neally, Troy Collier and Ryan Neiswender