Monday, June 2, 2003

June 2, 2003

Nice article in the May/June Chicago edition of School Sports on Caleb Fields, who attends Allied Force (the Calvary high school ministry) and just graduated from Fenwick High School. He plans to attend Northwestern University on a baseball scholarship, but that could change depending on the major league baseball draft, which begins tomorrow. The article is not available online but makes a strong point about Caleb’s faith, quoting Proverbs 16:3, “Put your plans in the Lord’s hands and he’ll make them succeed.” Here’s one representative quote: “Besides being one of the top baseball players in all of Illinois, Fields is also a very religious young man. It didn’t used to be a big deal to see a teenager with beliefs as strong as Fields’, but these days it is. Fields prays before each game, is involved with the youth group at his Evangelical church and is considering a career in the ministry when his playing days are over.” This is a remarkable article because it comes in a secular magazine aimed at high school athletes across America. Caleb and Nick are very close friends, and he and Nick and John Mark Edwards make up the “trifecta” at Allied Force.

This is the beginning of a big week in the Pritchard household because next Sunday afternoon Nick graduates from Oak Park-River Forest High School. Various family members are flying in from out of town to join the celebration. We’re gearing up already for a variety of graduation-related events this weekend. 

Circle June 29 on your calendar. That’s Groundbreaking Sunday at Calvary. We’ll have one giant service at 10:30 AM under a huge tent in the west parking lot followed by a picnic lunch in Austin Gardens Park. Actual construction begins in early July … Our annual Vacation Bible School is set for June 23-27. This year we’re offering a morning session and an evening session.

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