Athlete Testimonies:

Dan Naulty

Dan Naulty was in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. When he added over 50 pounds of bulk and muscle to his 185-pound, 6'6'' body and his fastball increased almost 10 mph, people knew there was something going on. But those in the baseball arena largely turned a blind eye to the evidence. That is, until Naulty came clean.

Steroids, amphetamines, and other drugs had ruined him in many ways. When he should have been on the top of the world after winning the 1999 World Series with the NY Yankees, he was instead contemplating suicide. But he began to notice the steady faith of some of his Christian teammates. They showed him the love and support he needed. Because of the difference he saw in them, he knew he wanted what they had, which led to him accepting Christ as his Savior in 2000.

Since then, Naulty has gotten married, had kids, earned more degrees, and shared his powerful testimony countless times. His entire life vision has been transformed, as evidenced by the fact that he can now say, "I've come to realize that my identity is wrapped up in Christ, in the Holy Spirit, in total forgiveness."

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