Yuri Lopez: Lover of Jesus Christ + Fellowship of Christian Athletes Missionary
I have overcome a challenging situation in a young age. Surviving for a better life and a better future and not letting any obstacles get in my way to pursue my dreams. Jeremiah 29:11 says, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
My endurance grows every day to get stronger and stronger because I have put my eyes on Jesus and I have faith in Him. Even when I have straggles in my life I trust in God and I know He directs me in the path. He has set me free from my hurt and pain. I have accomplished a lot of my goals because I have trusted Him every second of my life. He has helped me and continues helping me to pursue my dreams and to continue to glorify His name.
Now I serve as a full-time missionary with Fellowship Of Christian Athletes and continue monthly fundraising for the ministry. By servings with FCA, I have the opportunity to use the platform of soccer to coach soccer to young athletes, as well as have the privilege to expose others to the Gospel.
For more of Yuri Lopez, and the many faces of perseverance order your copy of the November | December, Overcoming Issuehere.
Mavian Arocha-Rowe is known as an asset to the business and communications industry and is motivating and advocating “your authenticity should be your strategy,” for all women, regardless of their season and roles. For the past 20 years she has directed magazines, plus multiple art and marketing departments as creative director and brand manager. What supersedes all of her great career moves is her role as wife and mother living in Atlanta. Challenging herself to discover and bravely pursue the calling for her life, Arocha-Rowe helps other women discover and pursue their life’s assignment. She is a passionate, and loud-laughing speaker on the topic of purposefully redeemed, and mentors young women so they can exercise a mind that is doctrinally pure, along with a heart that beats toward sanctification. She will almost never turn down Marlow’s Tavern double-tavern cheeseburger, a cooking-demonstration from Leaning Ladder, or any opportunity to head to Miami to spend time with family.