Summer 2024

WATCH: 'I ONCE WAS' - MLB Shortstop Nick Ahmed


Stories of transformation from the lives of pro athletes


During one particular season, MLB shortstop Nick Ahmed was full of fear, anxiety, depression and worry on a near-daily basis. He was struggling to fit in on a new team after being traded, and was dealing with failure on the field like never before. But during another tough game one night, instead of warming up before an inning, he turned toward the outfield and closed his eyes. What happened next gave him a peace he’d never felt before, and a peace that hasn’t left him since.

Watch the video above to hear Nick tell his “I Once Was” story, and listen to the podcast below to hear Nick expand on the moment that changed his life.


We’re all in the middle of a story, and whether we admit it or not, we want our stories to matter. It’s those stories of deep and lasting impact that come to life when a person encounters Jesus, and responds to Him by faith. “I Once Was” invites professional athletes to share their own transformational stories, describing the very moment that changed their lives forever.

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