FCA event draws thousands to Field of Faith event in Wolfforth

Teens from schools all over the South Plains attended a Field of Faith event sponsored by the Lubbock/South Plains FCA on Wednesday night.

The Lubbock/South Plains FCA event was one of several held nationally.

At 7:30 p.m., students were asked to yell, “Jesus, Jesus, Jesus!” at the same time as students at other events across the country. Frenship Independent School District Police estimated 6,000 people were in attendance at the Peoples Bank Stadium.

Students from Monterey High School, Lubbock High School and Texas Tech gave personal testimonies.

Lubbock High School senior Clara Tarigan spoke about her life as a Christian in Indonesia. She said she was one of six Christians at her school and was afraid to let her classmates know about her religion there. She prayed to move to the U.S.

Texas Tech basketball player Mary Bokenkamp said she has learned that although she is held to a higher standard as an athlete, she struggles between what she believes God wants from her and what her coaches and other authority figures want from her.

But she said God doesn’t care if she misses a shot, and she encouraged teens to put all their effort into doing things for God.

They were followed by twins and former pro football players John and Guy Earle.

“You can only find peace from a relationship” with God, Guy Earle said. “The peace of God entered my heart the day I asked Jesus into my heart.”

Guy Earle encouraged the teens to stop hiding behind religion and to start a relationship with God.

Teens poured out of the stands and onto the football field to pray with about 400 volunteers dressed in neon yellow T-shirts after Guy Earle invited them to come down and be saved.

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