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  • Olympic sledder: Loved by God, no matter the results

    by Tim Ellsworth, posted Wednesday, February 14, 2018 (10 months ago)

    Photo by David McIntyre/Genesis Photos
    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (BP) -- Elisabeth Vathje, readying for her sledding event in the Winter Olympics, isn't bashful about the most important thing in her life.

    The Canadian skeleton racer clearly proclaims on her Twitter page: "Christ follower."

    "First and foremost, I'm a child of God," Vathje told Baptist Press. "I'm not a skeleton athlete or any of that. It doesn't matter my profession, but Jesus is still my Lord, and that's what's first in everything I do."

    Vathje will compete Friday and Saturday in the Olympics skeleton event, racing down a track of ice headfirst on a sled. She first began racing when she was 14 upon the suggestion of her father. For Vathje, it was love at first slide. Read More