News by email Donate

Suggestions

Top Stories

Most Read

Popular Videos

Stef Reid.jpg 2.jpg
Alarmy
Stef Reid.jpg
Alarmy
World News

Stef Reid MBE: Dancing on Ice is stretching my body and my faith

by Alex Collett

A five-time Paralympic medal winner, has described how featuring on TV show Dancing on Ice, has helped to build her faith in God.

Stef Reid, MBE, a long jumper and sprinter, spoke to Premier about her intensive training and how learning to ice skate brought her closer to God.

She also expressed how a word from God inspired her to jump her best long jump ever at the Tokyo Paralympics.

Speaking to Premier she said: “Before you meet your professional partner, you spend 30 hours with a local coach, learning how to skate.

“I struggled quite a bit, I have an artificial leg and probably the hardest thing was learning how to skate backwards.

“I think that is what faith looks like, you give your best and you just accept that is your job, you are not God.

She also spoke of a worship song that she turns to when she is needing some encouragement and a bit of a ‘boost.’

“At the moment I have found myself really drawn to Oceans Deep, just because there is a bit of a switch between the ring and the ocean.

“Just about stepping out into the unknown, that one has really been speaking to me.”

Stephanie also referred to her experience of competing in Tokyo and that God gave her a vision to keep going.

She said: “I felt God saying to me, I want you to build me an ark, and I started to think about Noah, when he started building an ark in the middle of the desert and everyone thought he was ridiculous, you know why was he building a boat.

“I felt that people were thinking that about me, you know I’m done, I’m too old.

“I just felt like I had a very strong sense of God saying no I want you to build me an ark,

“Keep giving it your best and see where you are on the final day of selection and see where you get to.”

Continue the conversation on our Facebook page

A Monthly Gift Of $11 Makes A World Of Difference

In a world of fake news there’s never been a greater need for quality Christian journalism. Premier’s mission is to provide the Church with the most up to date and relevant news, told from a Christian perspective. But we can’t do it without you.

Unlike many websites we haven't put up a paywall — we want to keep our journalism free at the point of need and as open as we can. Premier’s news output takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. No one in the USA is sharing news like we are across radio, magazines and online so please help us to continue that today.

For a monthly gift of $11 or more we’d also be able to send you a free copy of the brand new Premier Bible, a wonderful Anglicised version of the NLT packed with exclusive bonus content, reading plan and resources to help you get the most out of scripture.

Your monthly support will make a world of difference. Thank you.

Support Us

Related Articles

Sign up to our newsletter to stay informed with news from a Christian perspective.

News by email

Connect

Donate

Donate