LARNED — Fields of Faith is a student-led event. Students invite, pray for, share with, and challenge their peers to read the Bible and follow Jesus Christ. An athletic field provides a neutral, rally point where a community can come together.
For the past several years, the Larned Chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes have been participating with other young people around the nation on a designated Wednesday in October.
On Wednesday, Oct. 14, more than 100 young people gathered on the Larned High School football field to celebrate the King Josiah-influenced event.
An inter-denominational youth praise team led the participants in song, approximately 20 young people shared the Word of God, and Larned’s A.B. Stokes delivered a brief encouraging message to those in attendance.
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes meets each Friday morning at 7:30 a.m. in the LHS gym with a student led gathering.
In 2002, Oklahoma Fellowship of Christian Athletes area director, Jeff Martin, prayed about what to do with his heartfelt frustration regarding the temptations and spiritual beliefs facing our more “spectator generation” youth. God led him to 2 Chronicles 34 for the answer. King Josiah, an influential teenager, gathered his people and challenged them to read God’s Word.
As a result, they changed their culture.
In 2004, the Josiah-influenced dream came true when more than 6,000 students gathered on school athletic fields throughout Oklahoma, Texas, and Kansas for Fields of Faith.