As athletes we can all relate to training, discipline and a total commitment to reach goals whether personal or as a team. All my life I have been involved in attempting to reach these commendable goals and at times with great pain and effort. Yet all I have done in sweat and devotion pales in comparison to the greatest champion the world has ever known and his name is Jesus. At the age of nine I turned my heart to Jesus. I understood His word that He did something that no athlete or anyone had ever done or ever could. He defeated the opponent of “death and sin” once and for all at the cross. I took to hear what His word teaches in John 3:15, “That whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.” I asked Jesus Christ to come into my heart and to cleanse me of all my sins. It is with great joy that I can say I am now a new creation in Christ Jesus. I have reached the goal of all goals because of what He did at the cross. I am on the winning team and Jesus is my Lord, Savior, friend and coach. I hope that you have made that decision and if not that you will make it soon. Here is what you must do to become a follower of Jesus 1) Admit to God you have sinned, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23) 2) Believe that God loves you and sent His Son Jesus to take the penalty for your sins, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23) 3) Confess and believe in your heart Jesus is Lord, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” (Romans 10:9) You can tell Jesus that you will now follow Him by praying this prayer in your heart. Dear God, I know that Jesus is your son, and the He died on the cross and was raised from the dead. I know I have sinned and need forgiveness. I am willing to turn from my sins and receive Jesus as my Savior and Lord. Take control of my life and make me the kind of person you want me to be, Amen. If you made a decision to repent and receive Jesus please contact our office.