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US Paralympic Volleyball Team Points to Christ


John Stonestreet

The U.S. Women’s Sitting Volleyball Team has made it to the gold medal match in the past three Paralympics, winning their first-ever gold in 2016. 

In a recent interview with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, many members of Team USA pointed to Christ being at the center of their success. For example, Kaleo Kanahele Maclay, a setter for the team, said, “…my relationship with Jesus grounds me…I am praying that people can see God through me at the Games.” And middle blocker Nicky Nieves described how her faith intersects with her sport: “It’s a constant reminder of His grace, how much He has blessed me and reminds me that it would be dishonorable not to give it my all every time I play.”

The team beat Brazil today in straight sets. They play China on Sunday morning in the gold medal match.


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