The blog of TK (Timothy Kurtaneck) from CE National alerts us to the following:
Brio magazine is produced by Focus on the Family for teenage girls. In the latest issue (January, 2008) the front cover has a large photo of the 2008 Brio Girl.
The young lady selected is Becky Marras (pictured), a senior from Medina, OH, who was on Operation Barnabas in 2006 and has been a regular attender at CE National’s Momentum youth conference. It’s really neat so see a young lady whom we know picked for this award and that she continues to live for Jesus.
Another neat thing is the way the full-page article starts about Becky. On page 35 it says, “Last summer, 17-year old Becky spent six weeks on a missions trip in Los Angeles and Washington state. ‘It was totally hard-core missions, and it really directed my focus of where I want to serve Christ,’ this Highland High School student says.”
There are also three good-sized photos of Becky. Very special that the whole article starts by talking about her OB experience and the continued impact it has had on her life.
Here is a quote from Becky from the magazine:
Thoughts on reflecting Christ . . .
Being on the junior varsity soccer team has given me the opportunity to stand up for my faith several times. Once before a game, some girls asked me why I don’t swear. My choice of words became an open door to share the Gospel. I said how I want to honor God with my words and that I’m trying to live by glorifying Him.
Also, they thought that going to church was pleasing enough for God. They thought their lives outside of church didn’t matter. I explained to them that I choose to be the person I am because I want to be a constant reflection of Christ and that the lives we live outside of church really do matter; God is watching all the time and wants to see that we’re living for Him.