Monday, February 13, 2012

FCA Night of Champions 2012

45 recieved Christ for the first time and close to 100 re-committed their life to Christ on Friday night at Night of Champions. Where over 1,200 students from all the FCA schools in Orange County came together for the night. Speakers from USC football, Pro Lacrosse, and Pro snow boarder were great influence on the night.
Thank you to all the parents that went out of their way to get kids to Night of Champions. More info can be found here- Pictures should be uploaded soon.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Senior QB Mark Tumlinson Speaks out at Esperanza

Thursday senior Mark Tumlinson spoke out to his peers. Mark shared about taring his ACL his junior year, how he hit rock bottom, and how his relationship with God blossomed through it all. Mark went on to share great influence and leadership toward his peers, expressing that nothing is going to satisfy you more than a relationship with God. Mark encouraged the group to surrender their life and put all their trust in God. Special thanks to all the parent support. Without you the kids would not be able to do this. Please continue to be in prayer.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Another FCA a Success with the help of Parent Team Support

Youth pastor Ja Hewitt came and shared a powerful message this past Thursday at Esperanza FCA. Many students where lead into truth as the students are catching their campus on fire and making an impact. Its through your physical support, pizza, cookies, waters, ect.. that make the events a success for the kids within their purpose and platform. Please continue to be in prayer for the students and the school.

Monday, November 14, 2011

USC Football's Legend Speaks at EHS FCA- 11/10/11

Thursday Big Tommy which was a football walk on in college at USC spoke to the kids in FCA. It was a great event/huddle the kids had for their school. There were over 170 studentst and half raised their hand to commit to walk with the Lord to impact the campus and to impact the world for Christ. The kids are doing a great job on this campus through FCA. It is a pleasure for us parents and I to support them with there needs to make this happen. Please conitnue to be in prayer for the students and the campus. We are in need of more parent support!!

Friday, October 28, 2011

CSUF Athelte Speaks at EHS FCA -10/27

Sophomore Abbie Maraldi plays Volleyball at CSUF and Thursday she joined Esperanza High's FCA. Abbie was an outstanding influence on the day, as she inspired many. It was the biggest Huddle/outreach thus far on the year which is a contribute to the kids effort for impact and to the "Parent team" being their in support through Pizza and goods. Please continue to be in prayer for the students, the campus, and FCA's purposes on campus.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Esperanza High FCA- 10/13

Esperanza High School is off with its first Event. We had some of the "Parent Team" parents there which was a huge help. They picked up and passed out Pizza, as well as created a great family enviroment. The students raffled away food gift items, as they got to know each other. The first meeting was to explain just what FCA is and what the students can expect throughout the year. Please continue to be in prayer for the students and the campus!

Monday, October 10, 2011

FCA Leadership Meetings Have Begun - 10/6/11

For the past three weeks FCA leaders at EHS have been meeting, planning, and praying for the new year. With Oct the 13th being the student's first out reach event of the year will be in the Gym as last year, please be in prayer that it gets started off the right way. Its their goal  in creating a place were students are standing, growing, and walking together with a purpose to become champions of life that impact the campus and world for Christ. To see this campus impacted as students catch fire in their daily walk.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

FCA Brad Speaks- 3/31

Thursday the 31st was another great huddle at Esperanza High. FCA Brad shared Thursday. He encouraged the group with how much the students of FCA have been doing in and on this campus for the Lord this year. How many have come to accept the Lord. He also spoke about how being apart of FCA makes us apart of a national team. One were students all across the country are giving of their talents all for the glory and honor of God and how Team FCA's mission is to be a champion of life.
A special thank you to all the parents that make this possible. Through your prayer and support God is moving. Please continue to be in prayer for FCA and the kids as they pursue there purpose of impacting the campus as play to honor and glorify God and become a Champion of life. We want God to move through us.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

FCA Bible Study "Catch Fire"- 3/24

Thursday the 24th was a great bible study and leadership meeting in FCA. Two great leaders Nick Shuban and Mitch Christensen spoke and lead the study. I appoligize the camera died so all we have is pictures. Mitch shared about his expereince he is going through with baseball and Nick shared from the book of James. It was another great time of them growing toether as they grow closer to the Lord. A thank you to all that are supporting. Through your prayer and support God is moving. Please continue to be in prayer for the kids and their purpose to impact the campus and be the bridge to the local church.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Former Major Leaguer Speaks- 3/17

Thursday the 17th former major leaguer Matt Luke shared at EHS FCA. It was a great testimony from Luke sharing the fact that his greatest big league moment was coming to Christ. It was another great influence and example for many. Matt won CIF at El Dorado, played in the college world series at Cal Berkley, and finished with the Angels, Yankees, Dodgers. He went through the ups and downs but found God and was playing all for him before it was over. Amen! Thanks to all that are making this happen through your support of prayer, food, or your time, through it God is moving. Please continue to be in Prayer for God to use FCA.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Leadership 3/10

FCA leadership Thursday the 10th was another great time of fellowship, planning, and growing deeper in our walk as leaders of FCA and with God. We prayed for Japan and other prayer request around the school, as Brad lead the bible study and heart inventory. He challenged us as leaders to look to be more of a mentor to others around us. Especially the underclassmen. Next week we have APU athletes coming in for our outreach. Please continue to be in prayer for us as we look to impact the school and bridge the gap to the local church.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

CSUF Athletes Speak- 3/3

Thursday the 3rd, Omondi Amoke( Basketball) and Abbi Maraldi(Volleyball) spoke at EHS FCA. It was one of the best huddle speakers we have had. Omondi shared about going from the #1 high school choice in basketball his senior year, to not having a scholarship, and then finding God. He was an outstanding influence about how he came and how the kids can come to the Lord. A special thank you goes out to all that are a part of this journey and support in any way to see God move through these kids and their campus. Let’s continue to remain in prayer together.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Leadership 2/24

It was another inspiring leadership meeting as Carl Jr. and Audery lead the bible study and heart inventory. Leadership is a great time as 35+ leaders get together for a bible study on "Catch Fire", along with planning, praying, as they fellowship together, and grow closer to the lord. The goal of FCA is of many, but manily the leaders are focused on reaching out, impacting the campus, and bridging the gap to the local church as they walk out their relationship with God in their life and talents. Please continue to be in prayer for this campus and FCA.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Pro and College Baseball Borthers Amazing Story Brings Many to Christ

Sean (Washington Nationals) and Colin Rooney (Pepperdine) gave a life touching talk to 175+ students in FCA Thursday. The brothers asked the group to receive the Lord. They opened up about their journey playing baseball and growing a personal relationship with God. From wanting to quit, to playing like they have nothing to lose, Sean and Colin continued to rely on God for everything. They, unfortunately, lost their father and brother in a private plane crash two years ago. Their story was gripping and inspirational. Their impact and influence was surely felt today! Please continue to take some time and pray for the kids, FCA, and this campus. Thank you to the FCA "Parent team" for through you God is moving

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Leadership- 2/10

Today at Esperanza's FCA Leadership meeting we started our new bible study series themed "Catching Fire". We shared from Ephs: 3:20, Heather Prahl gave the heart inventory, and we spent time in prayer.
God, we pray that you move in and through the kids in all that they do. To catch fire for you by seeing you move in their life in a powerful way.
  1. FCA "Parent Team" Meeting Next Thursday night at the school in the library at 7pm.
  2. Night of Champions is tomorrow night. All parents and supporters are welcome and encouraged to come.-

Thursday, February 3, 2011

For His Glory- *A Must See Video*

Today was oustanding. USC football "rudy" legend big Tommy, who played with Ronnie Lott and Marcus Cambell came to share some of his story as he lead a Q & A. Through it all, it was a wonderful influence in front of 160+. God, we pray that through today, students come closer to you. We want to see the kids walk with you to reach the mission, purpose, and plans you have for their life. Amen. Lets conintue to pray for these kids, this campus, and FCA.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Night Of Champions- *Coming 2/11/11*

FCA "Night of Champions" will be Friday Feb 11th at Mariners Church from 6-10pm and its all free. (*Parents are welcome and encouraged to come. There will be a section just for you up top*). Guest speakers include many pro and collegiate athletes with free food from In & Out Burger. We expect over 1,000 FCA students from within over 60 Orange County School FCA's. Main speaker will be USC's Matt Barkley. More info coming soon. You can also find more info at

Friday, January 21, 2011

Leadership- 1/20

Thursday Esperanza Leaders of FCA met for fellowship, planning, and growing in their walk. Senior Matt Nelson spoke and give the leadership heart inventory. Our next big event/huddle will be Thursday the 4th at 12:10 in the gym. Please take a few minutes to Join us in prayer for the students, FCA, and the campus. Its great to be back.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Christmas Huddle- 12/16

Today at Esperanza High's FCA huddle, studnet leaders had "Santa Clause" and company to come out and share the real reason of the season. It was awesome to see a pour out of students attend and get there FCA picture with Santa!
It was awesome to watch such togetherness and support here on this campus from all involved. The parents providing the pizza, raffle items, goodies, time, resources, and prayers to see God move. The leaders and FCA students here are a joy to watch come closer to the lord each week as they make a difference on their campus. Lets all continue to be in prayer for them and this campus.
Merry Christmas.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Leadership Meeting- 12/9

Thursday was one of the best leadership meetings yet at Esperanza high school. FCA student leader/ Varsity point guard/ Megan Hanson spoke along with OCC basketball star "Amanda". It was another influence and example of God moving. Megan challenged and inspired the others to pray with teammates. The leaders also prayed over everyone in winter sports.
A continued thank to everyone that makes this happen through prayer, their time, and resources. Through you God is moving and impacting EHS.
Please, will you continue to go to God with us and ask him to move through this ministry and impact lives.
In Him,

Thursday, December 2, 2010

CSUF Athlete Speaks- 12/2


Thursday Cal State Fullerton, seventh round draftee, Mike Lorenzen, spoke at the FCA Event. The event was held outside due to Gym reconstruction. With 130+ in attendance it was a great infulence and impact.
A continued thank you to all who are a part of supporting these kids in prayer, pizza, waters, goodies, raffle items, your physical time, and resources. The kids are being impacted and making an impact because of you.
Please take a few moments to pray for the kids, this school, and that God will move through FCA.

Here is a quick video from one of our student leaders.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Event/ Outreach- 11/18


Today the students had Ja Hewitt (youth Pastor) come in and speak. The students understand that FCA is only a bridge to the local church. Thus meaning that the students understand that we need a family at school as well as a church (Christ's body) to encourage us, and a place that is taking us close to the person God desires us to become. It was a simple chance to invite and encourage the importance of Church.

A special thank you to the parents here that stepped to the plate in prayer, pizza, raffle items, waters, goodies, and their physical presence this Thursday. God is moving because of you.  Lets continue to pray that God will have his hand upon the kids, this school, and that we see him move this year.
In Him,

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Leadership Meeting

This Thursday the "leadership team" at EHS met where they planned, shared, and prayed together as they always do in leadership meetings. One thing that the leadership team always does, is have someone give a heart inventory during the first or last 10 minutes of the meeting. This week starting football quarterback and FCA student leader "Mark Tumlinson" shared his heart and story of dealing with a torn ACL. Which happened on the first play, of the first game of the season.

Please continue to pray that God will have his hand upon the kids and their ministry to impact the campus!
In Him,

Monday, November 1, 2010

EHS Second FCA Event

Last week we had youth pastor Ja Hewitt come to equip, inspire, and challenge the 35-40 student leaders of FCA to be plugged into their church as leaders. He came to help equip them in their mission to reach the lost on campus and get their friends plugged into a community of believers at their church.

This week the students organized and had their second outreach event/ huddle where former NFL Arizona Cardinal QB/ TV show host/ Author- Egypt Mckee came to speak. He inspired, challenged, and prayed that the kids would become content in who God has made them to be.

EHS First Event

Last Year, at Esperanza High there were two lunches, so we had to have FCA twice in the same day every Thursday. We could only meet in classrooms. There was about 40 average in each of those classes. Well, with the solid leadership of about 35-40 students this year, things have began with a bang. In Esperanza's first event there was 150+ students in attendance. In the first event the purpose was to gather and pray for the year, the school, and FCA. Through parent support the leaders and fellowship here will develop nicely. It looks that God has a big plan for this school. Keep praying.
In Him,