February 17, 2007

Anastasia Kharchenko’s Valentine to Scott Paschal

Posted in anastasia kharchenko, christian tennis, Christian Tennis Academy, Christian Tennis Mission Trips, Christian Tennis Player, Fellowship, International Christian Tennis Association, melody snelen, rachel snelen, scott paschal, Scott Paschal Tennis, WTA Tennis at 12:44 am by Scott Paschal

This is the end of a fantastic day of missions planning and preparation. Tomorrow, we drive to the big Memphis ATP/WTA tournament for a large-scale Christian tennis mission trip. This is Scott Paschal and I’m excited. God is blessing the International Christian Tennis Association.  Rachel Snelen, Melody Snelen (both WTA Christian pro tennis  players) and myself realize how fortunate we are that God allows us to bring the good news of His saving grace to the global tennis industry.

Today has been great. Great weather… fun with my Christian tennis academy students as we packed… excitement everywhere about our mission trip tour! Paid for a couple of exhibitor’s booths, one at an incredibly famous tournament I’ll write about later. Partnered with a company/friend for our booth at the 2008 Australian Open. Spent some time on the phone building a relationship with a new friend.

And, I received this awesome Valentine’s Day card from Anastasia Kharchenko.

Don’t know Ana? She one of my tennis academy students. Ana is 17 years old. Her tennis is pretty good… she is #1 Ukraine junior and has top 100 WTA potential. More importantly, Ana accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior recently.

Here’s what Ana wrote to me in her card…

Dear Scotty!

When I saw this card I knew that is especially for you! Because you are teacher! And not only teacher but coach, father, friend, listener, helper… and so many things just in you!!! For me you are Blessing from God!

I thank Lord for you being in my life and I thank you so much for everything you did and doing in my life! If there is anything I need help with I know that I can be confident about you. And thank you so much for opening my eyes and found God as my Savior.

This gift of Salvation are very expensive and none of us on earth can pay back the same price for that, but we can do our best in everything we do & serve as hard as we can!

🙂 Love You!!! Anastasia 2/14/07