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  • Olympics: Lambdin looks to testify about Christ

    by Tim Ellsworth, posted Friday, August 19, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Photo by Simon Hurst
    RIO DE JANEIRO (BP) -- When Stephen Lambdin makes his Olympic debut on Saturday (Aug. 20), he'll partly owe it to Michelangelo, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle.

    "I originally got started in taekwondo because I actually wanted to be a ninja turtle," Lambdin told Baptist Press. "I started when I was 6 years old. I bugged my parents about it until they finally caved."

    Lambdin may not have achieved his ninja goal, but he has reached the pinnacle of his sport. And his aim as he competes on the world's biggest stage is to honor God through the process. Read More

  • Olympics: Taekwondo athlete determined, trusting God

    by Tim Ellsworth, posted Wednesday, August 17, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Photo by Meredith Miller
    RIO DE JANEIRO (BP) -- At a lot of her taekwondo competitions, Paige McPherson gathers with some fellow competitors and close friends from around the world to pray together.

    "I'm praying in English, my friend's praying in French, the other person's in Spanish," she told Baptist Press. "It's very encouraging, and I'm just truly grateful to God for bringing these people into my life." Read More