Fields of Faith held at the Mustang Bowl

Staff Reporter

The Big Country/Concho Valley Fellowship of Christian Athletes hosted the annual Fields of Faith last night. The sites included: Shotwell Stadium in Abilene, Gordon Wood Stadium in Brownwood, Mustang Bowl in Sweetwater, San Angelo Stadium in San Angelo and Newton Field in Graham. This years guest speaker was Jamin Roller and the worship band was the Tyler Daniel Band. Fields of Faith is a student led event. Students from Sweetwater, Colorado City, Ira, Loraine, Highland, Blackwell, Roby, Bronte, and Snyder schools gathered at the bowl for this event. Students were invited, to pray for, share with, and challenge their peers to read the Bible and follow Jesus Christ.  An athletic field provides a neutral, rally point where a community can come together.
In 2002, Oklahoma Fellowship of Christian Athletes Area Director, Jeff Martin, prayed about what to do with his heartfelt frustration regarding the temptations and spiritual battles facing our more “spectator generation” youth. God led him to 2 Chronicles 34 for the answer. King Josiah, an influential teenager, gathered his people and challenged them to read God’s Word. As a result, they changed their culture.
In 2004, The Josiah-influenced dream came true when more than 6,000 students gathered on school athletic fields throughout Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas for Fields of Faith. Through the student led events, more than 100 students made decisions for Christ. Since that day hundreds of thousands of people have attended Fields of Faith and thousands have accepted Christ.
Sweetwater FCA held their first Fields of Faith at Mustang Bowl in 2012.