Russ Ortiz developed a relationship with Christ after hearing about Him at Fellowship of Christian Athletes meetings in college. He was drafted as a pitcher for the San Francisco Giants and went on to an accomplished major league career with several teams. Surgery on his elbow was a wake-up call reminding him of his first love—God. Now he focuses on others and runs a business whose proceeds help people in need. Russ says, “Those are things that will be there a lot longer than my stats.”
A friend introduced Nkosi to the gospel. And because his friend was persistent in pursuing him with the message of salvation, Nkosi has a passion for sharing God’s love with the teenagers in his country. After two friends who served with him in ministry passed away, God cemented in Nkosi’s heart the desire to serve God above all else. Even when tempted by a lucrative job offer,…
In the Maasai community, young girls typically marry men chosen by their fathers. But Alice had a different calling. Through a sponsorship and an unexpected opportunity her brother’s school provided, she was able to get an education and learn about Jesus. It changed her life. He gave her a spirit of courage to follow His calling on her life. Alice said, “I have a task to do….
Sometimes you do everything right. You live your life to serve God. And yet, things don’t go as you had planned. Peter Chin and his family moved to a new city to plant a church, but the trials smacked them in the face until they were just plain desperate. “I didn’t know who God was after that point,” Peter said. “Even after years of seminary and walking…
Russ Ortiz developed a relationship with Christ after hearing about Him at Fellowship of Christian Athletes meetings in college. He was drafted as a pitcher for the San Francisco Giants and went on to an accomplished major league career with several teams. Surgery on his elbow was a wake-up call reminding him of his first love—God. Now he focuses on others and runs a business whose proceeds…
Nicklis Stevens lost his sister, Lygon, in an avalanche while they were hiking a mountain peak. He then went through the valley of pain asking the difficult question of “Why?” God answered him in beautiful and unexpected ways.
Whether it’s physical or spiritual, a new heart brings new life. John was a healthy, active person until shortness of breath led to a diagnosis of an extremely rare heart disease that required a transplant. The spiritual insight of Jesus giving all who believe a “new heart” became very real to John as he awaited his physical transplant.
Matt’s life was all about himself and his baseball career. Even as a Christian, he didn’t allow God into every aspect of his life. He took the advancement of his career into his own hands, and his heart hardened until a blanket of darkness was all he knew. Once his secret was discovered, the blanket lifted and he felt the full mercy of God. Now he lives…
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