Athlete Testimonies:

Kevin Millwood

Kevin Millwood's career as a pitcher with the Atlanta Braves took off soon after he joined the major leagues in 1997. With a repertoire including a good fast ball, a slider, a curve ball, and a change-up, he became the bane of National League hitters. He was such an asset to the team that fellow pitcher Tom Glavine made a prediction about their 2002 saying, "He's going to be a key part of the level of success we have this season."

So naturally, it was a disappointing for everyone involved when Millwood was traded to Philadelphia in 2003. The economics of baseball forced general manager John Schuerholz to make the tough move. Millwood and his wife Rena could have easily questioned the move and become discouraged. Instead, they relied on the faith that had always guided them through life since they got married.

They didn't trust the Lord in good times only to bail out when things didn't go quite as they would have liked. They rest on Romans 8:28 and know that "in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose." They choose to be faithful to fulfill His purpose wherever He leads.

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