It is fun to share the story of of Christian athletes, sharing their faith through sports and life. It is even more fun when I get to share the story of someone that I know personally. Today I’m going to share the story of a young man from here in the greater Twin Cities metro area – My friend Jake.
Jake Sawyer is a swimmer that will be representing the USA at the Special Olympics in Greece at the end of the month. He did some Polar Plunges as part of the fund raising process. (For those of you that don’t know what that is, it means he jumps into a lake in Minnesota, in February – No Thanks!) You can check out the web site for the event here.
He is excited about all that lies ahead, and I am very excited about this opportunity for him. He is a great guy, who loves sports, movies, giving out hugs and smiles. He also loves God, and God’s loves shines from within him. I am praying for him and know that he will have a great experience in Greece (I am more than a little bit jealous about his trip – I’ve always wanted to go to Greece – He will spend 3 weeks there, starting on Friday of this week)
One of our local news stations did a short feature on him. Check out the video here.
Go get `em Jake!