Calvary University volleyball is excited to announce our newest signee for the 2020-2021 season. Lydia Stalcup of Beloit, WI played high school volleyball at Rock County Christian where she was coached by Dan Broekhuis. Lydia is a libero/defensive specialist. Lydia will be beginning her junior year at Calvary this fall. She has been a light for Christ on our campus over the last two years and has recently decided to also be a light on the court for her teammates and the other teams we will play this year. Coach Johnson points out, “When I arrived at Calvary last year, I noticed Lydia’s talent. The other members of the team expressed their love and respect for Lydia. They also expressed that Lydia would make a wonderful addition to the team. We thank God for bringing her alongside us for her upcoming Junior season.”
Lydia plans to complete her Warriors choice degree in Intercultural Studies and Teaching English as a Second Language. She will fulfill a dream to help reach the unreached with the Gospel. Her desire is to plant a church in and translate the Bible for an unreached people group.
Lydia said the following about her relationship with Jesus, “I grew up in a Christian home and was familiar with the facts of the Gospel for as long as I remember. When I was about five or six, after talking to my mom, I became personally aware of my sinfulness and need for a Savior. I asked the Lord to save me. As I grew up, I struggled with whether I was truly saved. I became more assured of my salvation after reading Romans 10:13 which says, ‘Whoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved’. Since I had done this, I realized when I doubted my salvation, I was doubting God’s faithfulness to His promises.”
When asked about her greatest achievement Lydia stated, “Being a counselor at camp is probably what I consider to be one of my greatest achievements, as I was able to build into kids’ lives and help them consider their spiritual condition and God’s love for them.”
When asked about how her relationship with Jesus affects her volleyball, Lydia noted, “I Corinthians 10:31 tells us to do all that we do for the glory of God. Because of this, I try to glorify God by playing to the best of my ability, with integrity, and while encouraging others.” Lydia serves faithfully at Open Door Bible Church in Belton. We celebrate her signing together with Lydia and her parents Ron and Tammy Stalcup. Please join us in August as we welcome Lydia Stalcup to the Calvary University Pyramid volleyball court!