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Athletes in Action • Gonzalez Newsletter

Shannon McCarthy has been a frequent story that we’ve shared. She has recently completed her final soccer season with UM as the team captain, and here’s what she wrote as her “Captain’s Corner” entry on the Hurricane Sports webpage.


“Recently, I have been asked what the best part of my college career was. Academically and athletically, the University of Miami has exceeded every single expectation I had. I never expected to double major and get my master’s degree in school, and I never saw myself

becoming the athlete I am today. There are many different people in my academic and athletic support systems I am thankful for helping make such achievements possible. However, the absolute best part of my experience at the University of Miami thus far is the Athletes in Action Christian ministry (AIA).


“I can confidently say AIA helped change the trajectory of my life for the best. The ministers here are magnificent people who have helped me reach my full potential in my sport through my faith. The principles I have learned through AIA give me the tools to approach my sport as a way of worship, using God’s gifts and blessings to the best of my ability with a fiercely intense competitive spirit. The impact AIA has made on my life inspires me to join the AIA staff after my playing days are over. I hope I can help make an impact on a college athlete’s life through AIA similar to how the ministry made an everlasting impact on my life.”

We are inspired by Shannon’s public declaration of her faith on the soccer field, in the classroom, and online!

Prayer Updates

  • Pray for Christian athletes like Shannon who are in leadership positions, that others would be drawn to Christ in how they live.
  • Pray also for Shannon’s transition from being a student-athlete at UM to what the Lord has prepared.
  • Praise God! We have reached 90% of our support goal. Pray we reach our full support before Christmas  so that we may report to campus for the Spring semester.

Thank you for all of your prayers and support!


Anthony, Brittany, Micah, & Kyla (Due January 2017) Gonzalez


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Jim Burns

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This Sunday
June 11th - 9:30am & 11am