Super Bowl Breakfast

Every year, before the Super Bowl, there is the Super Bowl Breakfast. At the breakfast the winner of the Bart Star Award. The Athletes in Action/Bart Starr Award is given annually to an NFL player who best exemplifies outstanding character and leadership in the home, on the field and in the community. This is a very cool event with a lot of the top names in NFL football attending. But why I am I telling you?

This year the breakfast will be edited (to shorten up the time frame a bit) and broadcast over the internet. It’s going to be available by 6 pm Saturday, the 6th of February. (Eastern Time I assume.) I’m not sure how long it will be up, but this is a great opportunity for any men’s group that wants an opportunity to get together and watch. The Gospel will be presented. Or if you have a friend or neighbour that you would like to see it you could do that too. There is no cost to watch it. I’m assuming the video itself will be available right here once it is ready. You can get more information about it at the Athletes In Action page about it. I’m sorry for the late notice, I just found out about the web broadcast today. The AIA page has some video from last year if you want to see what it is like. I’ll be checking it out, I hope you do too.

Haiti

The situation in Haiti is all over the news right now. I’ve been reading, listening and praying about it. There are a number of ways to help and I hope that you are getting involved. CCCI has staff and teams in Haiti of course though to my knowledge we haven’t been able to get word from any of them yet. The national director for Crusade in Haiti was actually out of the country with his son when the earthquake hit. He has not been able to get in touch with his wife and other children. We are praying for him and it is my understanding he’ll be back in Haiti tomorrow.

As you know CCCI is made up of multiple ministries and a number of them are actively engaged in providing aid and relief in Haiti. You can check the main CCCI site to give any of our other groups that will be working their. Though I think in this kind of situation GAIN will be our primary means of offering immediate relief. Their site has more info, and a place where you can contribute to efforts that will be taking place in Haiti.

And finally, stupid as it is, I feel a bit of pride whenever I hear or read that the carrier being dispatched is my old ship, the USS Carl Vinson. Vis Per Mare.