The player with the most improbable road to the NFL has a life so diverse that even a comic book would have difficulty capturing the superhero-like life of Israel Idonije.
Born in Lagos, Nigeria, to missionaries on Nov. 17, 1980, Idonije (pronounced eh-don-ish-aye) moved with his family to Brandon, Manitoba in Canada when he was four years old.
His father, Henry, served the homeless and poor in Manitoba, modeling the life Israel now leads by serving people on two continents and in three countries as he helps others in the U.S., Canada and Nigeria through the Israel Idonije Foundation...
Power to Win 2013 is now available to pre-order! This year's video features the stories of 3 Super Bowl Champions from the New York Giants: Chase Blackburn, Chris Canty, and Justin Tuck. Each kit will include: 1 Power To Win DVD, Digital access to Sports Spectrum magazine for up to 250 people (valued at $99.95), 10 - $10 coupons for purchase in Sports Spectrum's store (valued at $100). The Super Bowl is February 3, 2013, plan your ministry event today! To order, click here.
This year's Power to Win DVD features Colts center Jeff Saturday, Redskins linebacker London Fletcher and former Colts punter Hunter Smith. Hosted by former Saints fullback and current NFL Network Analyst Heath Evans. Order for the big game, or other ministry events. To pre-order, head over to http://www.powertowin.org
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Tennessee Titans quarterback Matt Hasselbeck passed for 358 yards and led the Titans to a 26-13 victory over the Baltimore Ravens. Hasselbeck was featured in our 2007 Power to Win DVD and on the cover of our January-February 2007 issue and our January-February 2004 issue.
It was in the poverty-torn country of Jamaica that Matt Hasselbeck began his unexpected journey to the NFL, to the Pro Bowl and to the Super Bowl. As a sophomore at Boston College, Hasselbeck worked in a home for elderly lepers on a mission trip to Jamaica. There he met George McVee, a man disfigured by leprosy. McVee would recite scripture in between hymns during times of song and worship. “Then he’d say, ‘Thank you, Jesus. Thank you, Jesus,’” Hasselbeck recalls. “I’m saying to myself these people should be so angry...”