29th annual Impact Football Tournament hosted by JUFL

KISSIMMEE–On Feb 5, over 600 students arrived on campus for a weekend of football and Christian fellowship.

Event and Travel Coordinator, Levi Richards, said, “Impact is a great opportunity to introduce students to JUFL, share Christ with students who may not know him, and build community amongst youth groups.”

RISE! Worship is based out of Orlando and is currently in the process of releasing their first album.

This three-day event involved awesome worship and truth-filled sermons during each of the main sessions. The Impact tournament is a two-hand touch tournament with a fun division and a competitive division. Youth groups from Christian churches across the southern part of the country come with their game face on.

Worship this year was led by RISE! Worship, which consists of talented Christian musicians in the Orlando area.

Our main session speaker on Friday and Saturday was alumni James Riggs, who recently became the youth minister at First Christian Church of Kissimmee. The Sunday main speaker was Sean Frenier from First Christian Church of Orlando.

James Riggs graduated in 2008 and has since become a foster parent of two boys.

James Riggs spoke on the idea of getting out of the huddle. He said, “Stop living comfortably, and start living boldly.”

The football tournament was made interesting by the particularly uncooperative weather. Although the day started off merely cloudy, it quickly turned into a heavy downpour with frigid winds. Despite the weather struggles, teams stayed optimistic and kept playing.

Richards concluded with a reminder that, “God was glorified through worship, preaching, and sportsmanship in what has become one of JUFL’s most recognized events.”

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