Family Research Council

Winning Medals -- and Hearts for Christ


By Tony Perkins
February 05, 2014

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For some members of Team USA, this week's Olympics are a golden opportunity... to share Christ. Hello, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. For Sochi's Jilleanne Rookard, the term "cross-training" holds a little different meaning. Like the team's other athletes, she isn't just competing in the Games for Olympic glory -- but for God's. The speed skater, who says she came to faith in 2006, wants to show the world where true strength comes from. And she isn't the only one. Track star Lolo Jones found new life -- trading her spikes for bobsled shoes. And after the disappointment of 2012, Jones is just as focused at putting her faith on the podium as her team. "Had I not [gotten] fourth in London, I would not have tried to find another way to accomplish the dream. Bobsled was my fresh start," Lolo said. "Bobsled made me rely on [God]." Like Jilleanne, representing her country is important -- but representing God's kingdom is even better.

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