By Kelly Wise Valdes

Active Faith Sports Company Keeps Growing

Active Faith Sports is a Christian athletic apparel company that provides premium quality sports wear while using the influence of athletics as ministry. Its mission is to use the platform that sports and active lifestyles give us to spread the Gospel. The business launched in 2012, and has been growing rapidly.

The company is based on the Bible verse Colossians 3:17, “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.” Active Sports carries unique branding to glorify God during any sporting activity. One of the most popular clothing lines is “In Jesus’ Name I Play.” For more information, visit or find them on Facebook by searching Active Faith Sports.

Florida-Based Organization Helps Groups On A Mission

Epic Missions is a custom designer of mission trips for teams of college students, church youth groups, schools, family mission trips, adults, senior high school and junior high school students.

No two mission trips are alike. Epic Missions will custom plan your trip with the best value in meals, housing and itinerary for a variety of types of missions including: Working with disadvantaged pre-school children, elderly ministry, needy families, urban evangelism, vacation bible school ministry, at-risk teens, food share programs, homeless ministries, soup kitchens, animal shelter care and missions flight support.

Every area of mission work is designed around your team’s desires, talents and goals. Epic Missions is headquartered in Vero Beach. For more information, visit or call 772-618-5777 or toll free 855-777-3742.

Faith Driven Consumers Often Overlooked

Faith Driven Consumers are Christians who live a faith-driven life – including how they choose to spend their money. Christians make daily decisions based on their biblical worldview and this influences the marketplace.

As a rapidly emerging and economically powerful movement, Faith Driven Consumers comprise 17 percent of the population, 41 million Americans, and spend $2 trillion annually.

While many companies routinely target other consumer segments, Faith Driven Consumers have been largely overlooked. If you want to match your wallet or pocketbook to support companies whose corporate actions are compatible with your faith, you may be interested in learning what companies are currently on the list.

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Kelly Wise Valdes
Kelly Wise Valdes has been writing for the Osprey Observer since 2008. She graduated in 1989 from Florida Southern College with a B.S. in Communications and enjoys writing and traveling. She currently resides in northern Hillsborough County with her husband, David. When not traveling and writing, Kelly and her husband enjoy spending time with their five grown children (as well as their grandchildren) that still keep them very busy.