Greetings Cornerstone Families,
To say that these times are unprecedented and confusing in an understatement and with great sadness, on Wednesday, July 1, the decision was made to cancel CYS Summer Camp sessions scheduled for the week of July 13-17. With the number of COVID-19 cases continuing to surge in San Antonio, we made the tough decision to cancel to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus in our community.
While our mission is to reach the youth of San Antonio and lead athletes and their families to a Saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, we were hopeful that the camp will continue uninterrupted… the safety and health of our staff, athletes and community is of utmost concern. Cornerstone Youth Sports understands the seriousness of the COVID-19 health situation.
If you have any questions, please email us at CYSINFO@sacornerstone.org.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And do not lean on your own understanding.
"What do you want to be when you grow up?" It's a question that adults have asked children for generations. When we ask a child this question, we assume that as children grow older, they will mature. As they mature, children will get smarter and then will be ready for the job of their dreams. We encourage children of all ages to "grow up" because we think that is what's best for them.
When it comes to matters of faith, "Grow up!" is not the Lord's wish for us. In fact, Jesus advises just the opposite:
I tell you the truth, unless you turn from your sins
and become like little children,
you will never get into the Kingdom of Heaven.
Matthew 18:2 NLT
Jesus wasn't encouraging immature behavior. There is a difference between being childlike and being childish. Jesus wasn't recommending that we stay forever dependent on others. What He was encouraging was a simple, childlike faith. This kind of faith trusts the Father without question. This kind of faith rests in peace in the One who knows what's best for us. We believe that He will bring good out of even the worst of circumstances.
Many times we resent it when our plans are interrupted. When bad things happen - like Coronavirus - we may shake our fist at God in anger and frustration. We may even act like a small, spoiled child, stamping our feet at not getting our own way.
When we can't answer the why or don't understand the ways of God, we can always trust His wisdom.
When we attempt to figure out why God does the things He does or why He seemingly refuses to act when we think He should, His Holy Spirit reminds us of the simple truth - God loves us. Always and forever, we are His children.
Today's Prayer: Father, help us trust in You. Especially now, during this pandemic, when we don't know what the future holds. Help us to always remember that You love us more than we can ever imagine. Amen.
Cornerstone Youth Sports (CYS) is a ministry outreach to all the youth of San Antonio. Our sole objective is to lead athletes and their families to a Saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. CYS leagues and teams provide a safe, fun, competitive and distinctly Christian environment where kids can learn about sports and Christ through mentoring and instruction.
CYS also provides a competitive and Christ-centered sports outlet for boys and girls ages 4 to 12 years old. We currently offer soccer, football, baseball, basketball and volleyball programs. Proverbs 22:6 states that we should, “train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it”. Practices, games and related activities will exist in an environment that develops Christian character, personal success skills and athletic ability in each child. CYS looks forward to the opportunity to coach your child and encourage them to become all that God created them to be!
For no greater foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 3:11 NIV
Everyone who competes in the game goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that doesn't last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. 1 Corinthians 9:25 NIV
We offer many sports and camps for any athlete. When you play with us our aim is to impact not just the athlete, but the family as well.
CORNERSTONE YOUTH SPORTS ATHLETIC DIRECTOR
Raymond Philyaw is a former arena football quarterback who served most recently as the offensive coordinator of the Jacksonville Sharks in the Arena Football League (AFL). As an athlete, he played for the Cleveland Gladiators, Chicago Rush, Kansas City Brigade, Bossier-Shreveport Battle Wings, and the Albany/Indiana Firebirds, leading the Chicago Rush to the American Conference championship games in 2004 and 2005.
Prior to his Arena Football career, he played in the Canadian Football League and Indoor Football League. Philyaw attended Northeast Louisiana University where he holds the school record for touchdown passes and was inducted into the University of Louisiana Monroe Athletics Hall of Fame.
Cornerstone Youth Sports Athletic Director