Monday, February 27, 2006

Golden Moment for Golden Girl!

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this is Cindy Klassen ... she is a speed skater, a Winnipeger who won 5 medals in the 2006 winter olympics ... and she loves the Lord!

my heart was just blessed when this very unassuming 26 year old stated that she skates for God ... she shared her faith, when asked about it ... and it was done in such a humble way, that the reporters kept asking her more questions ... they seemed to be amazed at how she credited an injury in helping her faith grow ... "and how did an injury increase your faith?", the reporters wanted to know ... she simply stated that it gave her time to read her bible more and pray ...

Cindy helped Canada reach an all time winter olympic high of 24 medals ... we came in 3rd in all the nations ... the USA came in second at 25 medals ...

i was just blessed to see this child of God do so well in a world wide arena ... and still retain her sweet spirit of humility ...

10 comments:

daisymarie said...

Cool.

Debi D said...

..that is so cool...thanks for sharing that; I didn't know

Saija said...

tina ... isn't it? her team mates say that she really is as humble as she seems to be ... nothing but praise for her charactor ... and she's "home grown" so to speak!

debi d ... well i'm happy to pass along good news! by the way, loved your bathroom & computer area pics! :o)

Mrs. Diamond said...

*big smile*

Maggie Ann said...

What a joy to read about Cindy's faith and faithful testimony. Hurray for Cindy, winning 5 medals!! That is a blessing to know there are young Christians like her in the world.

see-through faith said...

thanks for sharing this Saija :)

Saija said...

mrsd ... dontcha just feel like a proud auntie or something? :o)

maggie ann ... yup, it sure was a joy to hear about her faith - and to see God's faithfulness in her life ... encourages the heart!

lorna ... your welcome - and we were rooting for finland to win the gold in the hockey game but ... :o( ... well silver is certainly good in the olympics!

Shelley said...

I had no idea she knew the Lord. How wonderful that she was able to share her faith in front of the cameras!

Badoozie said...

well, that is great, i'm glad she won

Saija said...

shelley ... and how cool that all her know her, say they can't believe how truly humble she is - and unaware of big big big accomplishment of 5 medals in this game - and 6 counting last olympics!

susie ... love the mother/son look!