To Whom It May Concern,
My name is Chris and I am an incoming senior at Bentley who plays football. I have been a part of athletes in action since I was a freshman but the experience in the past year since Andrew became the coordinator of A.I.A. has been by far the best one yet. As a long term member of the AIA team, Andrew, a few other long-time members and I grew very close throughout the fall and spring semester and made it our mission to team up and reach out to the athletic student body to add members to our team and most importantly share the word of the lord with them. At the very beginning of our meetings during the first few weeks of the fall semester we would have about 5 kids show up to go over a different passage of the bible each week. Through the persistence of our core group of guys and through the guidance of Andrew, we worked at recruiting kids and soon we would see our numbers noticeably increase. More and more of our teammates would show up every week and this translated directly onto the field. Before each game this group of now 10 plus guys would go to the end zone, pray and play the game through the lord who we were learning more about.
Later on in the year we started having pasta dinners on Sunday nights where we would incorporate bible study into our meal. By this time in the year we would experience 20 plus person show outs. It was an amazing thing to see how far the Lord’s word had spread in such a short amount of time and I truly believe that without the guidance and leadership of Andrew, it would not have been possible. He has brought so much good to the guys on our team and the entire athletic program here at Bentley. His mission was to spread the word and grow/tie together the Christian community of Bentley and the momentum that this year has created has proven that success.
Personally, I have become much more involved in my faith through meetings that I had with Andrew separately. In times of the year where I was going through troubles, having questions or just needing someone to talk to, Andrew never failed to answer my call and find time to come, discuss and say a prayer for me. For all of this I am forever grateful. My hopes are that through this letter you see just how much of an impact this one person has had on so many of us and that this first year of action will only lead to greater thing s in years to come. I know I speak for the rest of the AIA community when I say that we encourage Andrew to come back as our friend and brother in Christ. It is with the utmost gratitude that we ask you to consider allowing this to happen by bringing him back to Bentley to lead our group again next year and further enhance our Christian community. Thank you for your time and consideration.