‘FCA Brings Stability When Everything on Campus Feels Out of Place’
College Baseball Player Strives To Leave Eternal Legacy Supported by Years of Fellowship of Christian Athletes Camps
July 20, 2020
KANSAS CITY, Mo.—In the midst of a worldwide pandemic, social chaos, and campus closures, athletes like Terrence Demps II is finding stability and security by building on the foundation laid by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA, fca.org).
Years of attending FCA Camps—physically and spiritually challenging intensives during spring and summer—strengthened Demps’ relationships with others and with Christ.
“FCA surrounds me with people who either already know Jesus Christ or who desire to know Him. One example is FCA Camp,” Demps said. “I’ve attended the last several years, and Camp keeps my fire alive. The FCA Camp Bible I receive each year gives me deeper revelations of Jesus Christ, especially with the life topics and short devotions found throughout it.”
College athletes regularly and safely voice their personal struggles in FCA Huddles, where FCA-supported coaches mentor them from Scripture.
“FCA brings stability when everything on campus feels out of place,” Demps said. “Sharing my life experiences and problems with other Christians during Huddles and FCA events sharpens me. I’ve grown from milk to solid food. I understand my soul is anchored in Christ and not my athletic ability.”
With the foundation firmly in place, Demps has discovered his FCA gear helps him engage others in conversations about Jesus.
“Plenty of times, someone has asked, ‘Hey, that’s a nice shirt—what does FCA stand for?’” Demps explained. “Through these different interactions, I’ve shared my faith and explained FCA’s impact on me. I carry my FCA backpack all the time, and it too makes people want to know what exactly FCA is about.
“Also, the FCA Bible includes The FOUR, which helps a believer explain the Gospel to somebody in simple steps, and FCA provides other online resources I use to lead Huddles and share my faith,” Demps continued.
Demps sees his evangelism, participation and growth through FCA as an eternal reward for running the race of the Christian faith well for God’s glory.
“I want to be known as a man who desires to please the Lord in everything,” Demps reflected. “I hope others will see I am willing to live humbly before God so He can use me for great works. My smile, my laugh, my work ethic, my speaking abilities and everything I do—when I move on, I hope it gives glory to God. I am His servant, Terrence Demps II. I hope that what was accomplished through me in FCA will be talked about in Heaven.”
FCA hosts upwards of 800 Camps in nearly every state across the country and in about 90 countries around the world. FCA Camps take the best attributes of an athletic-focused camp and a spiritual-focused camp and combine them into an athletic/spiritual experience like none other. FCA Camps also remove coaches and athletes from the routine of their sport, friends, co-workers and community, and place them into an exciting, healthy, athletic environment that allows them to pursue their passion for sport and clearly see and hear Christ’s passion for them.
Read more about the Fellowship of Christian Athletes here, visit FCA’s website www.fca.org, or connect on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
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