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,…
It’s the news no parent wants to hear—your child has cancer. Brian wrestled with God until a supernatural peace came over him. He knew then that—no matter what happened—God was in control. “My hope for Ellie is not a high quality of life. My hope for Ellie is that her faith will be rich and deep,” Brian says, “because if her faith is strong, she can endure…
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…
Joe Trujillo grew up in a dysfunctional family with alcoholic parents and as a young man ended up in prison with 5 felonies. Feeling utterly hopeless, Joe remembers, “I fell to my knees and cried out to God” one night in his cell.
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…
Becky’s life was a mess. Once she found what she’d been looking for, she knew she had to share it. “I wanted a deep, meaningful, rich life for the Lord;” and she found it in loving others well.
As a professional soccer player, Brian was in top physical condition. But in an instant, a serious injury changed everything forcing him to take a year off. God used His Word to encourage Brian during those dark days, teaching him that Jesus is always interceding on our behalf.
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