Monday, February 02, 2009

Watch this video

This is a terrific clip NBC did featuring the football players at our prison/school. They did these interviews because of an event back in October 08, where another school went out of their way to support OUR team instead of their own. They split the fans, and our guys got to run through what was probably their first spirit line. They had fans, and cheerleaders on their side of the stand.
It's terrific, a great story and best of all it's true.
I warn you, so far, no one at the school has been able to watch it without crying.


6 comments:

nAncY said...

tears of joy

flyawaynet said...

I'm glad you took the time to watch this. It's just extraordinary.

Brother Marty said...

Awesome! I've downloaded this video and will use at church. There's a message for everyone in this.

flyawaynet said...

Terrific Brother Marty. I'm glad to know that more people will see this! This did so much for our kids, and our staff. I've started attending their games now myself.
"When I was on the prison sports team, you cheered me." ;)

Brother Marty said...

Followup:
I used the video clip in our praise and worship service yesterday and there wasn't a dry eye in the church. The theme for the service was "feel good and do good". Leading up to the video we all felt good praising God through praise music...then via the video the service was transformed to doing good. At our church we have a ministry where we hand out cross necklaces and keep a basket with about 200 necklaces in it. Every Sunday I challenge people to share the Good News with someone and if they can't bring themselves to talk about Christ, simply give them a necklace. At the end of the service I held up the basket and challenged everyone to share the Good News (as usual) and over half the necklaces were grabbed up! I can't wait till next Sunday to hear the stories about giving away the necklaces.
Thank you for finding this clip and putting it here. It inspired and empowered about 60 people yesterday...and what comes of that empowerment we will see. God Bless.

flyawaynet said...

Thank you for the follow up Brother Marty. If you've got time to drop another comment sometime, I'd be interested in hearing how some of the cross stories work out as well.
These are our kids, and I'm so proud that people reached out to them. Someone, somewhere is probably praying someone will have the courage to hand a cross to their brother/sister/mother/father that they've been praying for.