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ission  AIA Listening for God's Voice
 oment  June, 2018

Once again, Brian Firle with Athletes in Action (AIA) submits a report demonstrating the varied ways he has learned to reach the Pro-Cyclists he mentors on the pro circuit.  The US circuit is in full swing at this time of year and Brian manages to reach many cyclists during the racing season.

Firle's reports are always informative and thought-provoking.  Read his latest here.



      
ission  One Relationship at a Time
 oment  March, 2018

Brian Firle, with Athletes in Action, has penned a very thought-provoking paper that addresses the difference between today's world of relationships for a mission-oriented person and the way Jesus developed relationships with the people he met in His ministry.

Brian's ministry has been sponsored by the Chapel through the Global/National Mission committee the past two years.  His impact with the Pro-Cycling arena continues to grow.

In his article, Brian challenges us to analyze how we currently deal with our relationships and encourages us to seek a new way of moving forward: from the way the world commands us to live versus the way the Spirit invites us to do so.

Read Brian's article here.



      
ission  AIA's Brian Firle Provides Fascinating Insight
into His World
 oment  March, 2018

Brian Firle with Athletes in Action (AIA) continues to provide the Global/National Mission Committee and the Chapel with regular progress reports.  But while his newest report still touts the continued progress his mission is making, he uses a different format this time to treat us to a new insight of his, one revealed as he brings God's message to athletes in the Pro Cycling arena.

You will find Brian's progress report very interesting and thought provoking.



      
ission  Brian Firle, Athletes in Action Report
 oment  December, 2017

Brian Firle, through Athletes in Action, has been very instrumental in reaching out to the Pro Cycling community spreading God's word.  His scope of involvement continues to grow and he's making major inroads into this arena.  Brian is sponsored by the Chapel through the Global/National mission committee led by Vicki Thompson.  Brian is also very good at providing quality and regular updates to the mission committee.   Bill Burris is the Chapel liaison for Athletes in Action.

Brian has provided a video and report to better explain his activities in 2017 and documents the growth of his ministry.  It's a 14 minute video but well worth watching to better understand what he has accomplished.  There is also a summary report you can review.


      
ission  Brian Firle's Latest Tijuana Mission
 oment  November, 2017

Each year Brian Firle, with Athletes in Action, arranges a mission trip to Tijuana to help families in need of new or updated housing.  Athletes from various fields look forward to joining Brian in support of this mission effort.

Brian's ministry is sponsored by the Chapel through the Global/National mission committee led by Vicki Thompson.  Bill Burris is the Chapel liaison for this ministry.  If you would like more information about Brian's ministry, you can contact Bill.

You can view Brian's report of his latest mission trip to Mexico.



      
ission  AIA Mexico Mission Trip
 oment  October, 2017

Each year Brian Firle hosts a mission trip to Mexico to help rebuild or build a home for a family in need.  Brian works through Athletes in Action and the Chapel is one of his sponsors.  The sponsorship is through the Global/National Mission Committee led by Vicki Thompson.  Bill Burris is the Chapel liaison for Brian and AIA.

Brian has sent his latest report describing the changes in the Pro Cyclist arena when they come to the end of their season.  Additionally he talks about how these mission trips bring the athletes closer to God. 


      
ission  Take a Moment with Brian Firle
 oment  September, 2017

Brian Firle, through Athletes in Action, is a ministry the Chapel sponsors through the Global/National Mission Committee led by Vicki Thompson.  Brian has faithfully provided the Chapel with regular reports and this time he has sent a very heartfelt thank you.  Bill Burris is the Chapel liaison for AIA.  If you would like more information on this ministry or have questions, you can contact Bill

Take the time to read Brian's take a moment thank you.




      
ission  Athletes in Action August Report
 oment  August, 2017

Brian Firle, working through Athletes in Action, continues to expand his ministry within the Pro Cycling community.  Brian's ministry is sponsored through the Chapel's Global/National Mission Committee led by Vicki Thompson.  Bill Burris is the Chapel liaison for this ministry.  If you would like to know more about this ministry or have questions you can contact Bill

Brian is very faithful in providing the committee with regular reports of his efforts and accomplishments.  You may recall in an earlier report published on the website a trip Brian and other athletes took to Tijuana, Mexico to help a family rebuild their home.   He is taking another group of athletes back again later this year and will provide a report on that activity as well.

Brian has sent his latest report for August 2017.


      
ission  Athletes in Action - Brian Firle
 oment  July, 2017

Brian Firle working through Athletes in Action has been very prompt in providing the Global/National Mission Committee with regular reports demonstrating his progress with those active in the Pro Cycling arena.  Brian is in his second year of sponsorship from White Bluff Chapel.  He's proving the Chapel's support has been a positive asset to his work.
If you would like to know more about this mission you can contact Bill Burris the Chapel liaison for Athletes in Action.  You can read Brian's latest report documenting his positive efforts.


      
ission  Athletes in Action Latest Update
 oment  June, 2017

Brian Firle is part of Athletes in Action (AIA).  The Chapel is one of Brian's sponsors through the Global/National Mission committee led by Vicki Thompson.  Brian is faithful in providing the committee regular updates on the progress he's making with the world of pro-cycling.

If you read Brian's last report you'll remember that there was a death of one of cyclists in a New Mexico race.  The rider, Chad Young, was a good friend and part of Brian's team working with the other athletes.  Brian has indicated that the trip to the California racing was good for those involved.  While in California Brian and his wife Lisa (Terry and Betty Newman's daughter) celebrated their 8th wedding anniversary.

Brian continues to do a wonderful job of spreading the word of Christ and appreciates the Chapel's support and prayers.

You can read his latest report.  If you want more information about this mission you can contact Bill Burris the Chapel liaison for AIA.



      
ission  God Calls a Pro Cyclist Home
 oment  May, 2017
Brian Firle's report


Athletes in Action (AIA) is a mission sponsored by the Chapel through the Global/National Missions Committee led by Vicki Thompson.  Brian Firle is our contact with AIA and sorrow has befallen his ministry.  One of the athletes who was working in Brian's Bible studies was in a crash and has died.  If Brian was not working with this group it's possible that Chad may not have known Christ. 

Mission work is full of wonderful and exciting events.  Sadly this work also has its times of troubles. You can read Brian's story of Sorrow to Joy by clicking on the image in this article.




      
ission  Brian Firle with AIA Continues
to Grow His Mission
 oment  April, 2017

Brian Firle, with Athletes in Action (AIA) is sponsored by the Chapel through the Global/National Missions committee led by Vicki Thompson.  Brian and his efforts with AIA were accepted as a mission for calendar year 2017.  He has continued his growth within the pro cycling community reaching many riders that were never exposed to Christ.  Brian uses regular meetings with the riders for bible study, fellowship and presentation of God's word. 


Brian has teamed with his friend Brad to be able to reach even more riders.  God is truly working through Brian to reach a group of professionals that never had time for the word of God. 

If you want to know more about Brian's efforts you can contact Bill Burris the Chapel liaison.

Please check out Brian's April report.



      
ission  Thank You Note from Brian Firle of
Athletes in Action
 oment  March, 2017

The Chapel's Global/National Missions committee led by Vicki Thompson agreed to provide 2017 sponsorship of Brian Firle, who works through Athletes in Action, to reach members of the Pro-Cycling world and bring them the word of God.  In the time the committee has worked with Brian they've seen a steady increase in his efforts to reach people that otherwise would never have the time for God.  Brian spends time directly with the cyclists and also uses Skype to host Bible studies and provide other support.

Brian has forwarded a note thanking the Chapel for their pledged support and recent Extra Blessing money he received.  Additionally you can review Brian's latest report on his progress.

If you would like to know more about this mission, you can contact Bill Burris.  Bill is the Chapel liaison for this mission.



      
ission  Athletes in Action Build Home in Mexico
 oment  November, 2016

In June of 2016 the Global/National Mission Committee led by Vicki Thompson posted an article on the website about Athletes in Action (AIA).  The committee at that time was in the process of evaluating AIA to sponsor in 2017. 

The AIA report referenced in the article detailed the progress Brian Firle was making in the world of pro cycling.  Brian, the Chapel's contact with AIA, is a pro cyclist and it has given him credibility with the group.

Based on Brian's accomplishments and growth of his ministry, the Global/National committee voted to sponsor Brian and AIA in 2017.

The latest report received from Brian details the efforts of more than 30 professional athletes and industry professionals to rebuild a home for a family of eight in the Tijuana, Mexico area.  Their original home was destroyed by fire. 

You can view Brian's latest report on the Athletes in Action website.  Reading his report will explain why Global/National chose to sponsor AIA in 2017.  If you read the report you will want to spend six minutes to watch the video that was filmed and narrated by Phillip Jahn, a German professional basketball player.  It explains how the joy of the effort compares to a professional career.

If you want to know more about AIA you can contact Bill Burris, the Chapel liaison for AIA.



      
ission  Athletes In Action (AIA) Report
 oment  June, 2016

Last fall the Global/National Mission Sub-Committee Chaired by Vicki Thompson agreed to consider AIA as a ministry to support.  Brian Firle is the contact the committee has with AIA.  He is working within the pro cycle racing team environment.  Part of the evaluation process is to see regular reports of the ministry activities and evidence that they are making solid inroads reaching individuals with the message of Christ.  Brian is an avid rider and a natural to be AIA's person to achieve their goal.  Earlier this year the Chapel Missions Committee Chaired by Tom Edgar agreed to send Brian $1,000.00 Extra Blessing funds to help with his efforts.  That gave the Global/National committee the ability to work with Brian and receive his activity reports.  A decision will be made at the end of the year to accept or decline AIA for Chapel support.  During the evaluation period Bill Burris is the Chapel liaison with Brian and AIA.

Brian was a recent winner in a major race in Denver.  That will help him to reach more individuals on his journey.

Brian has provided his latest monthly report and it details the wonderful progress he has made reaching fellow riders to provide them with connectivity with Christ.  For more information you can see Brian's report in the Athletes in Action website.