To the Ends of the Earth: Baseball Still Playing into My Life
After leaving Bleacher Report—and later Next Season Sports—I was recently awarded a job with my community paper, the Voice of the Valley. I cover high school sports, but let's face it, I'm not going to write for that paper the rest of my life.
So what will I do with the rest of my life?
For years I have wanted to go into some kind of sports management or journalism, and I have had numerous references pointing and supporting me into that direction. I've had a great start to what could be a successful career in sports writing. But it's not all about me.
I am not living for me, but for a greater good. I am living for Jesus Christ, my savior and the love of my life.
Sure, I'm not perfect, but I'm trying a lot harder to get along with people I usually haven't gotten along with. I'm not just labeling myself as a Christian, but am now living as one and as one of the body of Christ.
I feel like my love for baseball is meant to be. I feel like God has chosen me to be a missionary in a Spanish speaking country and share the love of Christ through baseball with them.
I am going to be a missionary. I'm planning on gathering resources and sponsors as my senior project and then once I graduate, I am going to attend a DTS (Discipleship Training School).
After my DTS, I will move down to where God calls me to go and start a community baseball league that is centered on serving God and glorifying him. Hopefully, some of the local children can grow up and spread the love of Christ through the MLB.
Every one of you has had such an immense impact on my life, I thank you all for it. I can give a thanks to every one year without hesitation but I hope you will think about just trying to attend a church.
Church doesn't need to be like your "grandma's church". There are now more churches open to more people's needs. I would highly suggest finding a Mars Hill church.
Baseball and Christ have been my two favorite things of living, and God trumps all. But luckily he is gracious enough that I can live and serve him through both.
Who knows how this all is going to turn out, but as far as right now, these are my plans.
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