When you need of a place to come together to get healthy and bring glory to God, where do you turn?
The answer is simple – Faith & Fitness!
Faith & Fitness is founded on the truth that God created you for his ministry on Earth. You want to transform your life so you better understand what it looks like to walk with Jesus. You believe in the well-being of body, mind and spirit. Your body is a living temple of God. You believe coming together as one community is one of God’s most precious gifts. He has given us one another for the purpose of coming together to bring Him glory.
You know it’s more than a workout; it’s worship. That’s why you attend Faith & Fitness.
What you may not know is that your gift to Faith & Fitness can change a life.
Take Carla’s story, for example.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jerimiah 29:11
The verse that opened my eyes to a whole new life. A friend shared this verse with me when I was living in one of the darkest times of my life. About three years ago, what started as bronchitis, turned into something more. I would wake up in the middle of the night, not able to breath from coughing so hard. One night it was so bad I had to use my husband’s rescue inhaler to catch my breathe. At that moment, I honestly thought I would die - that I would just stop breathing in the middle of the night. The fear was so overwhelming I couldn’t sleep, I couldn’t eat and it was hard to even function. I cried daily and even told my nine-year-old daughter that if her dad wasn’t around to make sure she knew how to call 911 in case I passed out. I had lost twenty pounds in a little over a month, so I made another appointment to see the doctor and explained everything that was going on. That’s when she said that I had a lot of the symptoms of General Anxiety Disorder. Wow - I felt like such a failure. The fact that I let FEAR consume my life.
Then while I was at one of my personal training sessions, I couldn’t get my head straight. I was struggling and couldn’t focus. My trainer and friend, Josie – the founder of Faith & Fitness, noticed something was off and asked what was going on. I just broke down. I let her know everything that was going on – how I was lost and didn’t know what to do anymore. Then she asked if she could pray with me. She asked the Lord to take some of the fear away. It was so moving that in that moment I knew what I was missing. I knew what I had to do - I had to find God. She continued to read scripture to me as I worked out, and the calming feeling I got was just unexplainable.
I had been attending Faith & Fitness off and on for about two years, and I wanted to participate more. I wanted to feel peace while working out. It was so much more than a workout. It was worship that was helping me fight my personal battle. It helped open the door to so much more. Shortly after, I started attending church. After a long talk with my family and pastor, I knew I wanted to be baptized. On November 25, 2018, I was baptized and became a follower of Jesus Christ.
I owe my journey to Christ to Faith & Fitness. From the first class I attended four years ago where I immediately felt welcome and comfortable, I knew I belonged. I knew I wanted to grow with the organization. I want to help it grow, as it has helped me.
So today, show your support for Faith & Fitness, for your brothers and sisters in Christ with a gift to Faith & Fitness. Help Faith & Fitness continue to grow. Your donation will make a world of difference.
As a nonprofit organization that offers FREE classes, we must rely on fundraising. Please know your investment in Faith & Fitness will pay a lifetime of dividends.
Thank you for your consideration.