Athlete Testimonies:

Aaron Cook / Amaury Telemaco

These are tales from the brink. These are how two pro pitchers escaped death- one spiritual and one physical.

On August 7, 2004, Aaron Cook of the Colorado Rockies was warming up and was unable to catch his breath correctly. "The trainers couldn't figure out what was going on, so they sent me to the hospital for tests." After a few of those tests, doctors told him he had multiple blood clots in each lung. "In the hospital I was able to spend some good time with my family, and we discussed how God has a plan in everything...That lifted a big burden off my shoulders, knowing that if I can't control it, God's got it in His hands..."

Amaury Telemaco, pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies, was 17 years old when he'd had enough of watching his parents and grandparents practice voodoo. Telemaco's sister led him to Jesus. "...She told me that Jesus was there and that Jesus paid the price for me," he recalls. Telemaco's off-seasons are spent preaching the gospel whenever and wherever he can. "Whatever (God) wants me to do, I will do. Wherever He wants me to go, I will go. It's not what Amaury Telemaco wants, it's what Jesus wants."

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