On Tuesday, February 1, 2022, the Catholic 'Stangs took a road trip to Mankato to visit the Catholic Mavs and to see their latest speaker, Bart Schuchts. Bart Schuchts was a member of the football team at Florida State before a brief career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. His testimony is a powerful reminder that inspires students to look at what they are doing right now to strengthen their faith.
Bart grew up in a household rocked by his father's infidelity. As a small child, he vowed he would never treat a woman the way his mother was treated. Over the course of his time as a college football player, however, he found he did not hold true to that vow. After a challenging conversation, Bart was able to see the impact he was having on those around him.
Shortly afterward, in the locker room for the Buccaneers, Bart had a real encounter with the Holy Spirit, that changed his life. While it hasn't been perfect since, he has been striving to hear and respond yes to the Lord's call in his life.
As always, we appreciate the hospitality of the Catholic Mavs and their invitation to join them for their events. You know the day was good when it began with shooting pool, had an opportunity for pizza and 1919 root beer, listened to a great speaker, and finished it off with warm cookies.
Stay tuned for our next road trip!