A Central Fla. church that decided to take on a community health challenge spearheaded by Michelle Obama won first place in the national competition Wednesday, according to an Orlando Sentinel report.
Macedonia Missionary Baptist of Eatonville beat out 60 other churches from 21 other states in the “Let’s Move! Communities on the Move” video contest, a competition that asked religious groups to demonstrate how they met fitness goals.
Obama promoted the contest at a meeting in Longwood, Fla. earlier in the year, encouraging community fitness and beating childhood obesity.
The Baptist church had already incorporated health programs like “Fit With Faith” in their ministry since 2007. So when the church nurse, Tonja Williams, shook Obama’s hand at that meeting and the first lady asked her, ‘Are you ready?’ she was inspired to enter the contest.
Two members of the congregation will be honored at the White House, but the event has not yet been scheduled.
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