Athlete Testimonies:

Christian Hosoi

On September 10, 2001 was the eve of one of the darkest days in American history. That same day, the sound of a judge's gavel was music to Christian Hosoi's ears as he was granted mercy he never expected. But while serving a sentence for possession of illegal drugs, Hosoi was about to learn about God's true mercy.

As a teen, Hosoi began an upward climb professionally but a downward spiral personally. While he helped pave the way for skateboarding to become huge on the sports scene in America, he also began to partake in the normalcy of the profession-drugs and alcohol. That addiction is why he eventually found himself running from the law and later in prison. But during that time, Hosoi found his chance to seek God.

Nicknamed "Christ" for much of his life, it wasn't until that time in prison that Hosoi met the true Christ. He's grateful for that. Without it he says, "I don't think I would have surrendered all my junk over to Him."

Now, Hosoi's mission is sure. He's committed to his wife and family; he's committed to skateboarding. But mostly, he wants to reach "everyone from the young...to the old...for Christ."

Music to God's ears.


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