07 Jan Celebrating an Annual Sportsman’s Dinner in Athens, Illinois
Athens Christian Church in Athens, Illinois first partnered with Trophies of Grace in 2015. Since then, they’ve made it an annual event, seeing men from their local community transformed by relationships with Christ.
“I first saw the incredible display of Trophies of Grace whitetails in a Whitetail Institute magazine article,” Carl recalled. “I’m an avid hunter and fisherman. I had been thinking of having a Sportsman’s Dinner to reach outdoorsmen with the gospel. But I didn’t know how to draw them to church. Well, this was indeed the answer I had been looking for.”
Carl contacted Trophies of Grace. Athens Christian Church held their first event in 2015 and more than 130 men were in attendance at that first Sportsman’s Dinner.
“Pastor Doug Moorhead was our keynote speaker and he gave a compelling message that resulted in in several first-time decisions for Christ,” Carl said. “Since then, we’ve made the dinner an annual event in Central Illinois. Trophies of Grace has multiple trailers, which allows us to keep the events fresh by displaying different trophy mounts.”
“Each year several people have made decisions to follow Christ at our dinners,” Carl Continued. “However, if all our efforts were to result in only one life being changed for eternity, it would definitely be worth it.”
Thanks, Carl and thank you to Athens Christian Church for your partnership in furthering the gospel! To learn more about Trophies of Grace, please explore the rest of our website. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.