Junior Allie Sims spends her Monday nights with other student- athletes talking about Jesus. Sims has been involved with the campus club Pacific Fellowship of Christen Athletes (FCA), for two years. She along with three other athletes from different sports teams and softball coach Liz Yandall, lead hour long meetings where students can come to share and encourage each other in their Christian faith.
Sims said this past Monday, March 7: they held a Nacho Night to conclude their Bible study series Eat.Pray.Hustle. and had a record attendance of 33 people.
Their club has seen big growth in the past year with even some support from various members of coaching staff. FCA has taught Sims how to lead and love other people and she discovered a deeper passion for softball through her faith.
This summer Sims along with two other FCA members will have the opportunity to take part in a mission trip to Jinja, Uganda. This trip is a joint effort between Aids Orphan Education Trust, AOET, USA and the Greater Portland FCA organization to use the platform of sports to share Christianity with student-athletes in Uganda.
They will support the FCA staff in Uganda, training and equipping local volunteers and implementing camps and clinics.
This will be Sims first mission’s trip and Sims is excited.
“I am looking forward to an experience of a lifetime and being able to teach others about sports and Jesus, my two favorite things! I think this is a big leap in my faith and I know that God’s plan is the perfect plan,” Sims said.
Sims and the others will depart July 9-17 and will now be preparing for the trip through various fundraising e orts.