Many institutions recognize that they need to provide for their members’ spiritual needs. People in hospitals and prisons or on military bases and ships cannot get to a normal church congregation. Students at schools and universities face common challenges in growing up and have many questions about religious faith. Consequently, all these different kinds of institutions often set aside a place of worship for their members and appoint people to provide pastoral support for them. Typically, this place of worship is called a chapel, and the person who is in charge of the chapel is the chaplain. Chaplains usually lead services, offer religious instruction and give spiritual guidance.
A major championship is a time when you definitely rely more on your faith. The Bible studies that the chaplain has done with the US team have been a help to me. Allyson Felix, USA, Athletics (three-time world champion in the 200 metres) strength and my faith in God and really believe why I’m here”. “One of the chaplains helped me to know how to face fear, success and failure”.
Zulia Calatayud, Cuba, 800 metres (Former World Champion)View all