COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS UPDATE
We are certainly facing unique and challenging times in our society and the world at this time. However, Psalm 103: 19 assures us that “The Lord has established His throne in the heavens, and His sovereignty rules over all.” This Covid19 pandemic did not take the Lord by surprise, and even now He is using this worldwide health crisis in unprecedented ways to reach many souls with the message of His love through Jesus Christ.
Based on the wisdom of our national FCA office, and from the counsel of many wise leaders, we have made a decision for our FCA Wrestling Camps in Georgia this summer. As of this week, all FCA Camps (day and overnight) for the month of June are to be canceled. As of now, FCA has not canceled or moved their other sport camps for July and August yet. However, knowing the physical nature of a contact sport like wrestling, having so many variables yet to be determined with the outcome of the Covid19 virus, and our priority to protect athletes and coaches from any harm or danger, as Director for FCA Wrestling in Georgia, I am making the decision we will not try to reschedule any FCA Wrestling camps in Georgia this summer.
In the meantime, we are working on a new strategy to continue our FCA Wrestling ministry this summer, through more online opportunities. We plan to implement an exciting new opportunity for you to learn from great wrestling coaches from across the nation this summer. It will be a little like our camp program, without the same schedule or getting on the mats. So, please stand by for more information coming in the near future.
For those of you who have already paid a deposit for any FCA Wrestling camp in Georgia for this June, we will begin to process those refunds in full.
Finally, if you have not already seen our FaceBook Live “FCA Wrestling podcasts”, they are awesome! Please tune in to the FCA Wrestling Page every Wednesday evening @ 7:00 P.M. (EST) on facebook. Every one of these podcasts will inspire and challenge you to become all that God intends for you to be.
Stay tuned for more exciting news, soon…
Welcome to FCA Wrestling-Georgia, an outreach of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes!
The vision of FCA Wrestling in Georgia is “to impact the wrestling community for Jesus Christ”. FCA Wrestling started in 2008, and has grown over the years. We now offer four sessions of wrestling camp each summer (2 sessions in North GA, a new partnership camp in South GA, and our Father/Son Camp); wrestling clinics; weekly Bible devotions for teams, (known as “team huddles”); special events like our annual FCA Breakfast at the Georgia H.S. State Wrestling Championships; and mentoring opportunities for coaches.
As of the winter ‘2020, we’ve now shared the Good News of God’s love with over 18,820 coaches & athletes, at wrestling camps, clinics, and special events. By God’s grace we have seen 2,324 souls make decisions for Christ (1,006 “first-time decisions for Christ”, plus 1,318 young men & coaches who “re-dedicated” their lives to the Lord. In addition, during the past six years we have averaged over 100 wrestling teams throughout Georgia and the Southeast that are facilitating weekly FCA Team Huddles. These team huddles average approximately 20 athletes and coaches per week in their team Bible studies during the wrestling season. Including all our team huddles, plus other ministry events, we have now shared the Gospel with over 20,000 coaches and wrestlers since the start of FCA Wrestling-Georgia in 2008. By God’s grace, the FCA Wrestling ministry is growing across the nation and the world. Under the leadership of our national coordinator, Carl Perry, FCA Wrestling now has 14 staff working in eleven states (GA, NC, TN, PA, CA, MO, KS, WA, MI, OH, and KY), plus the Ukraine.
In addition, FCA Wrestling-Georgia has been excited to see the development of a ministry to young women in the world of wrestling. Women’s Wrestling is growing throughout the USA and around the world. It is an Olympic sport, and is now sanctioned as a high school sport in a number of states, including Georgia. In response to this need in Georgia, “FCA Girls Wrestling” was launched in the fall of 2018, under the leadership of Lisa Hankins. If you are interested in learning more about this outreach effort to the young ladies in wrestling, please visit the “Girls Ministry” tab at the top of our homepage.
We invite you to join us in impacting the world for Jesus Christ, through the influence of athletes and coaches!
Bill Gifford, Director