Don’t Settle for Steak ‘n Shake

They do not have In-N-Out in the south. This is the harsh reality that Tyler Palmquist faced when he moved to Alabama to play lacrosse for Auburn University. Everyone in Alabama knows about the famous In-N-Out burger, but very few have had the opportunity to taste one. So instead, they eat Steak ‘N Shake. When…

Using Science to Point to Jesus

Mr. Blackie is an 8th grade science teacher at Ensign Intermediate School. As such, he has some pretty awesome experiments up his sleeve. On January 6th, Mr. Blackie performed a miracle at our FCA huddle: he made nitrogen ice cream. As the students craned their necks in eager anticipation, Mr. Blackie threw some cream, sugar,…

Costa Mesa Christmas Party

Every year Newport Mesa FCA has the incredible opportunity to host a Christmas party for at-risk students attending Costa Mesa High School and Middle School. With the support of local churches and generous donors, we are able to shop for Christmas presents to bless students whose families aren’t able to afford gifts of their own.…

A Very Merry Christmas

The last huddle before break can only mean one thing: FCA Christmas Party. This year, we held Christmas huddles on all four of the high school campuses in the Newport Mesa School District. We had ugly sweater competitions, holiday wrapping games, and cookie eating contests. We passed out candy canes with Scripture and gave away…

Two is Better Than One

Elizabeth Eddy is a stud. She was recruited to play soccer at USC on a full ride scholarship. She led her soccer team for four years while pursuing her undergraduate degree. During her junior year, Elizabeth walked onto the varsity lacrosse team and secured a spot as the starting defender. Now completing her graduate degree…

God Will Never Turn His Back on You

No matter how far you run, God will never turn His back on you. That was USC soccer goalie Caroline Stanley’s message for Newport Harbor and Corona del Mar students on December 5th. As she shared different aspects of her personal testimony, Stanley consistently returned to God’s faithfulness and His undying love. She reminded the…

…Through the Influence of Coaches and Athletes

Jon Childes is on staff with Fellowship of Christian Athletes Volleyball. As part of his role within FCAV, Jon had the opportunity to coach the junior varsity girls volleyball team at Estancia High School. As a coach, Jon was able to speak into the lives of young athletes on Estancia’s campus. So when we began…