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October  2017
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Fields of Faith 2

One Day. One Message. One Stand.

Join thousands on athletic fields as students invite, pray for, share with, and challenge their peers to read the Bible and follow Jesus Christ!

The following schools are holding a Fields of Faith
on Wednesday, October 11, 2017:
Chariton High School
Dallas Center - Grimes High School
Gilbert High School
Grinnell High School
Winterset High School

Parenting Challenge

The Value of Integrity
by Susan A. Yates
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We're living in a day when success is becoming more important than honesty. From athletes taking steroids to students cheating on college placement exams, dishonesty is often seen as the surest way to succeed. So how do we inspire our teens to be men and women of integrity in a culture that winks at dishonesty and elevates success?


by Mark Stephens


“The one who lives with integrity will be helped, but one who distorts right and wrong will suddenly fall.”Proverbs 28:18


Would you say you are a person of integrity? Would others say you are a person of integrity? Would God say you are a person of integrity? I think if we are all honest with ourselves, and our Lord, we’d admit to having lapses in the area of integrity.

I once heard Bobby Jones, a former Philadelphia 76er, share a story of integrity. During a game, the ball bounced out of bounds while the referee was blocked from seeing if Jones had touched it or not. Jones had such a reputation for being honest that the referee asked him if he touched the ball.  When Bobby replied “No,” the referee signaled Philadelphia ball. Several days later, a similar situation occurred near the Sixers’ bench. The referee didn’t have a clear visual of the ball going out and turned to Bobby to ask if he touched it, to which he honestly answered, “Yes, I did.” The ball was awarded to the opposing team. Immediately his coach shouted, “Let the referees call the game.” Bobby simply replied, “I can’t compromise my integrity over one call.”

There is a sense of peace in our lives when we choose to live a life of integrity. Proverbs 28:18 reminds us that God helps those who act with integrity and that a door of destruction awaits for those who compromise. We are all challenged daily, sometimes hourly, to honor the Lord and make the right decisions. I pray that Christ provides us all with the supernatural power to stand firm when tested and do what is right.

  1. Can you think of a time you did the right thing and were helped?
  2. What are the biggest challenges in your life to your integrity?

Prayer Requests

* Pray for the schools and school leadership.  With all of the incidents in schools lately, let's keep these leaders lifted up in prayer. 

* Pray for Coach P. at Grand View as he deals with some health issues.  Pray for doctors to figure out what is going on and for God's supernatural healing.

*Pray for all the Fields of Faith events in our area on October 11th.  Pray for a good turnout and that students will be impacted with the Word of God.

*Pray for preparations for our annual FCA Banquet as we seek a speaker, venue and date. 


Fields of Faith
October 11

Chariton High School
Dallas Center-Grimes HS
Gilbert High School
Grinnell High School
Winterset High School

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