"I love the sense of satisfaction that I get when I’ve done a swimming workout or race, and know that I gave my whole being and heart to God in every moment of the swim. It’s the best worship I can offer him."
Athletics 20172017 saw Stuart attending 20 athletics events in three continents. Supporting athletes, leading athlete Bible Studies and writing were among his activities. The following statistics give a flavour of what happened.
Bible Studies 15 (at 12 events)
Total attendance 98
Different athletes 61
Highlights included a meeting with 16 athletes attending in Zurich.
The Bible Studies went well but with the same two challenges: when to meet and where to meet.
Both athletics World Championships - IPC Disability and IAAF - were held in London and Stuart was able to arrange chaplaincy for both events.
Some pictures of the summer:
Bahamas - not a bad place for a Bible Study
A hug between Bolt and Gatlin!
Stuart listening to Marathon legend, Edna Kiplagat
Stef Reid long jump gold medallist
Isla Hayes in her last Championship