Team Highlight: U19 Girls

“We are in our third year of the Chicago Eagles high school girls team, a team community that is richer each year as we see genuine care for each other expressing itself in action. We come from 7 different towns, 7 different schools, and 6 different nationalities. Hearing players say "How was your day?" or "Let's pray for E" is really the culture of our team.

My HIGHLIGHT of the season so far, was at bible study reading Ephesians 2. Paul writes, "For Christ himself has brought peace to us. He united Jews and Gentiles into one people when, in his own body on the cross, he broke down the wall of hostility. Now all of us can come to the Father through the same Holy Spirit because of what Christ has done for us."

In a day and age when divides speak loudly, our team is speaking a different message. Yes, soccer unites us, but even more does God's Holy Spirit. We must speak and act louder than the world's message, because Christ paid a big price to give us peace. This was the message around my dinner table heard with all-ears by players who are embracing the culture Christ has given us. Please pray for our team as we learn about the Lord and the personal relationship He wants with each of us.” ~Coach Jen