Until the whole world HEARS...
My name is Amanda Christianson! I am serving on staff with Athletes in Action at the University of Minnesota Twin-Cities campus. I will be able to continue working with St. Cloud State University, as well.
I had the amazing opportunity to play basketball for 4 years at St. Cloud State University. In high school, I was very involved with Fellowship of Christian Atheletes (FCA). Heading into college I wanted to continue to be a part of a similar group. At SCSU, there was Athletes in Action (AIA), a Cru ministry. I got plugged in and became a student leader for my 4 years on campus. I got to connect and fellowship with a group of amazing women every week while digging into God's word and learning more about God. Most importantly, I was able to grow in my relationship with Christ.
Why do I feel that God is calling me into full-time ministry, specifically with Athletes in Action? Well, my freshman year of college, I was sitting in my tiny dorm room studying for hours on end. Suddenly tears streamed down my face. I remember thinking to myself, "What am I doing here?" "Why am I sitting in this dorm room, while there are people out in the world that are dying who don't know Jesus?" I sat there with an extreme burden for the lost and for those who hadn't heard the name of Jesus. I now know, looking back, that this was the first time God was truly calling me into ministry. I love Jesus, I love people, and I love sports, and Athletes in Action brings these three things together perfectly for me. By serving with AIA, I am able to live out my passion and purpose by making disciples who make disciples and being a mentor and support system for others. My heart is to help those who are dealing with challenges, hurt, pain, and suffering. My hope is to see people find peace, comfort, hope, and JOY through Jesus Christ and use the platform of athletics to proclaim His name to teammates, families, friends, fans, campuses, and the entire world!
As an Athletes in Action staff member, I must develop a team of partners who will support me financially and/or prayerfully for my ministry. There are no central funds for paying salaries and ministry expenses. Athletes in Action staff members depend upon the consistent financial support of concerned individuals. We invite others to partner with us to reach people for Christ. I must find a team of people who will partner with me by giving monthly or a special gift. My goal is to find and complete a team by August 9th, so I am able to report to campus.
Matthew 28:19-20 Jesus said, "Therefore GO and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
Thank you so much for your support! God's blessings!
If you would like to learn more or have any questions please contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org