Thea LaFond - Dominican born, Maryland grad, Competitor for Christ
Dominican born, Maryland grad, Competitor for Christ
She was just finishing up practice and it had already been a long day but she had just one more place to be. Before she left, she put out the invitation to the rest of her team like she always did, knowing some would come and some wouldn't. But for Thea LaFond, FCA was one of the highlights of her week. It was the place where she would be rejuvenated and encouraged in her faith, where she would be reminded that no matter what she faced in her week, Jesus would be with her. Thea learned leadership on many different levels as a student athlete. Her senior year, she was on student leadership for FCA as well as captain of her Maryland Track team. She learned what it means to use her platform to share her faith.Now that she has graduated, Thea competes for her native country of Dominica. In a few short days, she will be competing the Triple Jump in her first Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. As she steps to the line and begins her run, she will remember that she can do all things through Him who gives her strength and no matter the outcome, the glory will be His!
Join us in praying for and cheering on Thea. The qualifying round for Triple Jump will be on Saturday morning, August 13 and finals are on Sunday night.
Posted on Mon, August 8, 2016
by Jimmy Page