Athlete Testimonies:

Mark Redman

Cubs 3, Marlins 0. Five outs to go. In Game 6 of the National League Championship Series. However, one fateful foul ball, a pivotal error by Cubs shortstop Alex Gonzalez, seven straight hits and eight runs later, the Florida Marlins had gutted out another win.

After posting three straight wins against the Cubs in the NLCS the Marlins went on to beat the New York Yankees in the World Series four games to two. But for Marlins' pitcher Mark Redman fun hasn't always been there.

In 2001, Redman was brought in to Detroit, where in his first year he finished 8-15. Redman's faith was being stretched like it never had been before. "It was frustrating," Redman says. "Everyone knows it's easy to win. But what about when you're losing? There were a lot of times when I wondered why God had me going through this. What had I done wrong?"

Redman then signed with Florida. But although so much had changed, one thing stayed the same. God had a plan for Redman. "God really used me as a disciple," Redman says.

Now, after a trade, Redman finds himself with the Oakland Athletics. "I'm looking forward to seeing what God's going to do with (my family and I) here."

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