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April 2013, Ryan Carpenter

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April 2013, Ryan Carpenter

Ryan Carpenter - April Athelete of the Month



Oviedo, FL


6' 1"   


Bowling Green State University

January 18, 1991

185 lbs


Chosen Attribute:  Serving

Why is this important to you?   

Serving is important to me because it is what Jesus told us to do. God came down as a human and served and He calls us as Christians to live a life of serving others. Philippians 2:4-“Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” This is something I continue to work on and serving is a huge part how we share the gospel with others.

Favorite Scripture verse:     

The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost. But I received mercy for this reason, that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display his perfect patience as an example to those who were to believe in Him for eternal life.(1 Timothy 1:15-16 ESV)

This scripture is very important to me because I feel like I relate to it a lot. I am not proud of my past and how I wasn’t living out my faith when I was playing junior hockey, but I know God can use my testimony to show others Christ’s perfect patience. This scripture helps me to not be ashamed of my past because I know my identity is now in what Jesus did for me on the cross.

What else should we know about you?      

I was born and raised in Florida and I am a part of H2O church on campus at Bowling Green State University. I have been playing hockey since I was 5 and would love to play as long as I possibly can, God willing. I am very close to my family and my mom and dad were a huge reason I was able to play hockey growing up. They always found a way to pay for all the ice time, flights, hotels, sticks, etc.  I know it wasn’t easy for them. I have a sister who is a sophomore at FGCU and she plays d1 softball and my brother is a sophomore in high school and he plays varsity lacrosse.

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