Monday, January 12, 2009

A Most Uplifting H.S. Football Game

This story is an article from Rick Reilly already forwarded to me in two different e-mails. It details how Faith Christian, a high school in Grapevine, TX, invited the team of players from Gainesville State School—as in, a prison school—to bring their team of 14 to play a football game.

This was not done just so the 7-2 Faith Lions could stomp on the 0-9 Gainesville Tornadoes (although Faith did win, 33-14). In a move that clearly surprised the road team, which in the parlance of college football does not "travel well," about half the Faith folk sat on the opposite side and cheered them on. They made a spirit line for them to run through when they took the field. After the game, they gave each of the Gainesville players a bag of food for the ride home, a Bible, and a letter of encouragment from one of the Faith players.

This is a great story of Christian love for a group of people who rarely see it. I encourage you to read it.

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