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Win or Lose, Athletes Unite through FCA

Lejeune High School club teaches sportsmanship and professionalism through faith

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Camp Lejeune, NC | January 19, 2019

A group of students at Lejeune High School find that faith carries them through the struggles and successes of athletic competition.

The Lejeune High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes meets weekly, allowing students to grow their faith, make friends and perform acts of kindness.

Martin Schilling, a junior at LHS, was a part of a FCA at his old school and joined the FCA at LHS about a year ago.

“My dad is a (Navy) chaplain, and I viewed FCA as a way that I can have fellowship with other Christians,” Schilling said. “I can help other students grow as Christians and help myself grow as one, too. I made friends through this group and I offer my friends rides when they need one.”

Shannon White, a teacher at LHS, serves as the club advisor.

“Our goal is to share the light and truth of Jesus Christ to the students and athletes,” said White. “Students can have a place to share hope and help each other through our burdens and struggles. They can share their faith and the strength that comes with prayer. We do this through the athletes, but it is open to all students.”

“We are focusing on growing the group and having an opportunity for all students to come,” said White. “Even though we have been here for a while, it is still relatively new for a lot of these kids. We also want to reach out to the community, and the leadership team is working on reaching out to the coaches asking them how they can help.”

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