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Gigi Marvin's Goals Send US to Gold Medal Game: Her Real Mission, Leading Others to Christ

02-08-2018

Gigi Marvin has just completed her third Winter Olympics as a part of the US women's hockey team. And now she and the team have won the gold medal in a riveting match against archrival Canada.

Marvin scored one of the winning goals in the shootout phase of the gold medal game.

And the US defeated Finland 5-0 in the semifinal, thanks in part to Marvin's first and second goals in that game.

The US team won silver in Vancouver in 2010 and again in Sochi in 2014 and this year 30-year-old Marvin is pushing for gold. But it's not her success on the rink that she says defines her.

"I know my worth is not found in what I can achieve in this game," she told FCA Magazine. "Instead, my identity and value is only found in Christ, my Redeemer and Lord."

And while bringing home a gold medal has definitely been a goal, it's not her entire mission.

"My mission is more than winning another medal or championship," she said. "It's about sharing Christ and leading others to him."

Marvin is using her Olympic platform to profess her faith. Her social media reflecting heavily where her strength comes from.

Her profile picture on Facebook quotes Psalm 18:32: "It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect," and on Twitter, Matthew 6:33: "Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness."

You can follow her on Twitter @GigiMarvin. 

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