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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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