The sporting sector is a multi-billion dollar industry and pulls a very large following globally. It happens to be a very potent platform for generating awareness about a cause, product or personality and yes, so many brands are aware of this and use it to leverage their efforts by identifying with it.
The industry has been known to churn out global superstars who have not only met fame and fortune but have also become household names across the globe. It is worthy to note that amongst them, there are a good number of sports men and women who have used their positions to acknowledge and share about Jesus to the teeming sports fans and audience.
We singled out just 5 from the lot and were careful to ensure they come from different sporting fields. Check them out below:
- NEYMAR – The Gospel Soccer Billboard
Described as the epitome of modern football, this Brazilian star has been known to put on clothing that has Jesus on them. From Tee-shirts to head bands, he has made his faith public and has also gone on to acknowledge Christ on and off camera;
Allyson Felix is a track-and-field superstar who won her 12th gold medal at the International Association of Athletics Federations World Championships in Doha, Qatar. With this feat, she broke Usain Bolt’s record. The record breaker is very much in love and in tune with her Maker.
QUOTE: “We always have our own idea of how our life is going to go, but we really have to follow the Lord’s will” – Allyson
And on that beautiful note, we wrap this list up. Follow God’s will for your life. Seek His will and be open to His leading always. Use whatever pedestal He gives you to acknowledge Him in all your ways.
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