Posted on: February 11, 2009 11:54 pm
Edited on: February 12, 2009 12:24 pm

The Best Coach You Never Heard of

There is a man who has been working with young men in basketball crazy Indiana for 46 years now. His teams have ranged from great to average, but his players have all loved him.  No record were kept but his wins must be in the hundreds. He is Irv Polk and he started Youth For Christ in Elkhart Indiana just a few years after Billy Graham was the first Executive of YFC nationally.  Irv has won many young men and women to Christ with a heart that longs for people to know the truth, that Jesus loves them dearly and he gave his life so all people would have the opportunity to live with God forever.  I write tonight about Irv Polk, one of the godliest men I have ever known, to ask for your prayers. If you are a beliver and you pray, pray for Irv.  Irv is fighting pancreatic cancer right now, but at age 74 he is still working, still ministering. He is living the verse "to live is Christ and to die is gain."  Just take a moment and ask God for His will to be done. Ask for Irv's healing.  We need good "coaches" like Irv around Indiana.

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