In life we are given a great privilege from God. We have the opportunity to meet people who impact our lives in a special way. That would be Nick for me. I met Nick at Iron Tribe Fitness Champions. He was the head trainer of our location. The first picture I saw of Nick before meeting him was of him lifting a barbell full of weights over his head and I noticed he had a prosthetic on one of his legs. I was amazed by this of course. I was thinking, I wonder if I can do that with the two legs I was born with. I wanted to know his story. Nick's first few weeks at the gym directing workouts was amazing. He has a wonderful demeanor about him. He takes command but he doesn't do it in a way that is off-putting. A few weeks later, I was watching a documentary of a group of disabled vets who climbed to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa. They had encountered a snow blizzard. It wasn't an easy hike for anyone disabled or not. The next thing I know, Nick is on the tv being interviewed. He was one of the guys who made it to the top. I was more impressed than before. Nick was a blessing as a head trainer. He has great relationships with those he works with. He transitioned locations recently so I don't see a lot of him anymore. But we have enough of a connection I always want to keep in touch over coffee or going to the range and shooting pistols. He continues to be an inspiration to those he serves and serves with. He has an amazing story not only of serving his country, but how he responded to a life altering injury in battle. I can't wait for you to hear him this coming Sunday. Please join us in worship and be inspired by God's amazing work in this individual.
Please remember to follow along every day reading the Book of Acts. This week's verse will be about the early Christians who were willing to step out of their comfort zone and grow in Christ.