The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is reporting that it distributed almost 200,000 Bibles this year.
The international sports fellowship celebrated its 68th anniversary this year, and the Bible distribution was done among student-athletes. Since it was launched, the group has distributed three million Bibles.
FCA’s first “Athlete’s Bible” was printed in 1956 for the group’s annual camp. Each year’s Bible edition is characterized by a new theme and cover, and after its first printing the program gained popularity quickly.
In 2002, the FCA introduced the Sports New Testament, which included testimonies from coaches and athletes along with the words of scripture. Approximately one million of those Bibles have been published.
Christian Headlines reports:
“I believe one of the reasons God continues to bless the Fellowship of Christian Athletes is our focus on growing our Bible ministry,” said FCA President and CEO Shane Williamson. “We are committed to God’s Word and biblical truth, and we continue to be amazed at what God is doing to get His Word into the hands of coaches and athletes around the world.”
The 2022 theme for FCA was “Every,” based on Ephesians 1:3, which says, “All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the
heavenly realms because we are united with Christ.”
“For 67 years, it has been FCA’s priority to make Jesus known throughout the world,” Williamson said. “We have a wonderful gift to give to our coaches and athletes, the hope and truth of Christ through His everlasting Word!”
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