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BC Youth Turns Down Basketball for Mission

MAPLE RIDGE, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA -- It's not every day someone gets to put aside a full-ride basketball scholarship for a mission. Let alone the chance to play on a national team.

Aaron Christensen, a freshman at Simon Fraser University, became the top male athlete in British Columbia by Basketball B.C. last spring. This helped him gain not only a full scholarship to SFU, but a chance to play on the Canadian National Basketball team.

But he's had to give-up the team position to work two jobs in preparation for his mission, and he will have to put aside his schooling during his two years as a missionary.

Son of Paul and Lori Christensen, the 6-foot-8-inch young man is a member of the Maple Ridge Ward, Abbotsford British Columbia Stake. He has not yet received his mission call.

Church News, 09 Sep 2000


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