Allyson and I have pondered this question and laid it before the Lord continually. What keeps coming up is that we believe that the Lord is leading us to join full time staff with Athletes in Action. We are very much looking forward to this opportunity and have been able to start serving with AIA at Colorado State University (GO RAMS!!). In February Allyson and I attended a Speaker’s Training for AIA staff. It was here that God solidified our resolve to give our lives away to serving athletes and sharing the Gospel with them. Although our official placement will not be finalized until this summer, we are confident that we will be able to stay local and serve the athletes at Colorado State University. While in Xenia, Ohio (Athletes in Action headquarters) Allyson was exposed to an incredible opportunity to serve within Athletes in Action.
When Allyson was teaching college level courses at Colorado State and Front Range Community College she specialized in Speech Communication. Her specialty is public speaking
along with interpersonal and group communication.When we were at headquarters we met a staff person who works in the Communication department within AIA and was really excited about Allyson potentially coming alongside that team and serving staff all across the country in developing strong speaking skills.
AIA is the perfect fit for Allyson and me in this Season of our lives.We are on campus a few times every week and look forward to journeying with God as together we help remove the scales from the eyes of athletes.
We will be working alongside our great team here in Northern Colorado serving the Athletes of Colorado State (Go Rams! Reza’s Alma Matter) and Northern Colorado (Go Bears! Allyson’s Alma Matter).We have also been asked to serve with the AIA Ultimate Training Camp held at CSU on an annual basis.
We couldn't be more thrilled about this new adventure with Jesus.