December 2016 - Josiah Slavin
Team: Tri-City Storm, USHL
Hometown: Erie, Colorado
Position: Left Wing
Birth Year: 1998
Weight: 185 lbs
Chosen Attribute: Serving
Why is this important to you?
Serving is part of my every day life, whether it is serving God, my teammates or my coaches. The biggest priority in my life is serving God but as I am serving God I'm serving others around me as well. It doesn't have to be something big, it can be something as easy as holding a door or cleaning up after someone and in that I am serving God and others. Jesus is a very good example of someone who serves God through his people. In Mark 10:45 the Bible says "For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
Have you been involved with FCA or FCA Hockey in the past? What has been your experience with us?
I have not been involved with FCA in the past however I just started doing the junior huddle calls every other Monday night. We've only done one so far but it was great getting to meet other hockey players who love Jesus as much as I do. It's a great way to gain new friends and people to have there for you whenever you need them. I am looking forward to the rest of the huddle calls this year!
What is your favorite scripture verse?
Growing up my favorite verses were always changing but for the last couple of years my favorite verse has been Proverbs 3:6. Which says "In all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight." All my life I've been doing things through Christ and believing that God has a plan for me and this verse reminds me of that every time things aren't going my way. If I'm feeling down on myself I will read this verse and remember that I need to do things for God and that he will always have a plan for me even if it doesn't seem like it.
How did you hear about FCA Hockey?
I heard about FCA first through a friend who lived with me named Daniel Swail. He did the chowder cup and the huddle calls last year. Then this year Adam Goodsir asked me if I wanted to do the huddle calls with him, and with all the time I have in junior hockey I definitely wanted to take advantage of that offer.
What else should we know about you (future goals in hockey, family members, what church do you go to, favorite stuff outside of hockey, etc.
Next year I plan on coming back to Tri-City Storm and being a leader and role models to the younger guys. When I first moved to Kearney I didn't know about any churches but lately I've been going to church with Adam Goodsir at Evangelical Free Church. In the off season I do what the typical hockey player does which is golf. I used to play baseball in the offseason too but I had to quit due to injuries.
Posted on Thu, December 1, 2016
by Rick Randazzo