Jared Hall has what some might call an unlikely mission-field. He can hardly believe what the Lord has done since way back in 2007 when he first joined the Orange County staff of Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), the largest Christian sports organization in America. Partnering with Christian students and coaches to help them reach their schools with the gospel, FCA uses the medium of sports to draw many to Christ who have never stepped inside a church. Nearly 8 years after that first summer, Jared’s mission-field stretches across 7 local high school and currently includes 100 student leaders, 12 coaches and 2,500 students hearing the gospel weekly.
In his latest newsletter, Jared gives glory to God and rejoices in the continued growth FCA has been experiencing in staff and students reached with the message of God’s love.
Recently on Feb. 15, (2015) FCA hosted its 13th annual Night of Champions at Mariners Church, welcoming 1,100 junior high school and high school students. The invited speakers – St. Louis Rams wide receiver Nick Johnson, Biola University men’s basketball forward Andre Murillo, two-time United States Olympic swimmer Chloe Sutton and former Washington Nationals prospect and current FCA Baseball staff member Sean Rooney gave their testimonies. Pastor Andrew Schey of Rock Harbor Huntington Beach then delivered a message of God’s truth and salvation through Jesus Christ. 48 students committed their lives to Christ, and 100 more rededicated their lives to Him. The students who made decisions were then connected with youth pastors from their area who can help them plug in with local churches to continue their spiritual walk. It truly was a night of champions and they give all the praise and glory to the Lord God Almighty!
Jared’s prayer request is simply this: “Please keep Woodbridge, Northwood, Beckman, University, Mater Dei, Irvine and Foothill in your prayers.”