Thursday, February 7, 2013

The Cross and the Skate: The Fellowship of Christian Roller Derby Athletes

Some time around March of last year God began impressing on my heart that I was to minister to the derby world. This to me is a daunting task. That's all he gave me and since that time I've spent almost a year in prayer over this.

The one thing I believe he has directed is that this be different.
What I am not to do is preach at people, judge their life style, religion political stance, sexual preference or anything else. That's not what this is ever to be about. This is about LOVE. Loving everyone no matter who or where they are. Some may say this is heretical some will say I'm crazy. I'm ok with that. This is not about pushing or forcing anything this is about showing people God's love.

Hopefully you are still with me.

This is a slow process because I do not and will not make a move without God's blessing.

Since then God had opened small doors. The teams I announce and/or NSO for have allowed us to do Food drives for the church food pantry. (Which is another pet project of mine. If you've read my last blog post you know why.) I am hoping to continue this but this is just the beginning.

The next thing on my list is this: before bouts at some yet to be designated area, I would like to take about 3-5 minutes to pray before the game starts. At NFRD AND RCRG bouts whoever is able will congregate by the announcers booth. Otherwise at a designated time I will ask everyone to pray individually. I get that there is a lot of pre-game crazy. HRD, SRG not sure how to pull this off yet.

This is also about serving others.

Here us where I need help.

1. Please pray for me and your fellow Christians.

2. I have created a closed FB group call the Fellowship of Christian Roller Derby Athletes we also have a page. I will admin and have one admin from each league. If anyone is interested in being admin hit me up. Of you are my FB friend then just let me know if you're interested in joining the group. Otherwise just like the page and message me on it! SHARE this we want this to be worldwide!

3. ID any needs that can be filled. Meals, visits, prayer requests etc. Any way we can show God's love.

Also if anyone is interested we will have a meetup in April or May in Houston.

This is just the beginning and I'm open to any suggestions ideas. I'm here to serve you.

That's all for now. Please give me feedback!


  1. Awesome, girl. God is doing some amazing things in your life.

  2. Super Awesome Sunnie!! So proud of you. This IS just the beginning. God is going to use you and those that join you to make so many people's lives better. I couldn't be prouder or more excited for you!! <3

  3. Great to see there are other people wanting to witness to the derby world, keep it up!

  4. Greetings Sunnie! I'm Heather and I was hoping you could answer a question about your blog :-) Please email me at Lifesabanquet1(at)gmail(dot)com

  5. Visiting after seeing your link on 30 Days of Hustle! I hope you find time in 2014 to blog and post an update about your ministry. Happy New Year!