Summer Milestone #6: Sardis

Welcome to Turkey Summer Milestone #6:  Sardis! In the Bible….  Recall that our Turkey Summer Milestone #6:  Sardis is one of the seven churches to receive a letter from Christ, through the pen of the Apostle John.  Our Lord had something to important to say to each one of these churches.  Specifically, Sardis was to "wake up, strengthen and reaffirm [...]

Turkey Milestone #5: Hierapolis

Welcome to Turkey Milestone #5:  Hierapolis! In the Bible….  The Apostle Paul mentions Hierapolis in his letter to the Colossian believers.  Before closing his letter, Paul mentions Epaphras as one who encouraged and worked for believers in Hierapolis. Colossians 4:13 A Few Quick Facts... Hierapolis means “sacred city” and suggests that the site may have been a temple village. The Seleucids founded [...]

Summer Milestone #4: Laodicea

Trekking across Turkey surely is interesting!  What's our next stop? Welcome to Summer Milestone #4: Laodicea! In the Bible….  Colossians 2:1 Colossians 4:13, 15 - 16 Revelation 1:11 Revelation 3:14 Quick Facts About Summer Milestone #4:  Laodicea The city is one of five cities founded by Antiochus II around 260 BC.  It was named after his wife Laodice and built [...]

Summer Journey Milestone #3: Antalya

Welcome to Summer Journey Milestone #3: Antayla! So, two milestones are down, but athletes are just getting started!  Summer Journey Milestone #3 to Antalya, Turkey ups the ante a little.  Read on to find out more about the eighth  largest city in Turkey.  Antalya is one of the world’s leading tourist destinations and is located on the southwest coast.  Luscious [...]

Journey Milestone 2 : Aphrodisias

Summer Journey Through Turkey Milestone #2: Aphrodisias Join MissionFiT Athletes traveling through Aphrodisias, Milestone #2 on the MissionFiT Summer Journey! In the Bible….  Aphrodisias is about two hours east of Turkey’s mid-Aegean coast along the Meander Valley. The longest and most important Jewish inscription from antiquity  was discovered there in 1966.  It stood outside unprotected from weather, until the inscription [...]

Summer Journey: Turkey Milestone #1

Welcome to Summer Journey: Turkey Milestone #1:  ANTIOCH! MissionFiT athletes begin their summer journey through Turkey following the Apostle Milestone #1: Antioch!  Read on and learn about this ancient city situated near the modern Turkish city of Antakya, in south central Turkey. In the Bible….  Acts 11:26, 30 Acts 12:25 Acts 13:2, 7, 13-52 Acts 14:19-23 Acts 14:24-28 Acts [...]

ISI 2022 Top Athletes

May 2022 has come and gone.  And so has the MissionFiT Iron Sharpens Iron (ISI) 2022 competition.  It's time to announce the ISI 2022 Top Athletes The competition is over, the weights are wiped down and athletes are recovering from four weeks of friendly, but challenging workouts.  Read on as we recap the workouts and help us congratulate the top [...]

Hydrate Regularly

Water covers about 70% of the earth's surface.  Water is about 1/2 - 3/4 of the body's make-up and is an important tool in keeping the body functioning well.  Find out why you should Hydrate Regularly Hydrate...not Hydrant!  God apparently thought a lot about water.  How to use it, when to use it, what to use it for.  [...]

Trek Through Turkey!

Summer's here!  That means it's time for MissionFiT's Summer Journey.   This year, we Trek Through Turkey! Unlike past challenges, in which singles or teams of athletes walk, rode, skipped, swam or jumped their way through the challenges.  However, Trek Through Turkey participants face some brand new rules to follow.  Still, this year's challenge looks to be fun for young and [...]

ISI Workout #4

So close...yet so far away.  It's time for ISI Workout #4 Get your running pants on!  At last, Iron Sharpens Iron (ISI) workout # 4 is here.  And the finish line is only 2 miles away!  Recall, this annual event pits athletes from all over the city against each other in a friendly fitness competition.  For more information on the [...]