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WATCH: 'I ONCE WAS' - Former MLB All-Star Matt Holliday

I ONCE WAS

Stories of transformation from the lives of pro athletes

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Matt Holliday didn’t grow up going to church regularly, but soon after he was selected in the 1998 MLB Draft by the Colorado Rockies, he noticed a number of people around him who followed Jesus. What he saw were people with purpose, something he wanted in his own life. He was stubborn, he didn’t know much of the Bible, but when Matt felt God wooing him, he knew Jesus was who he wanted to follow.

Watch the video above to hear Matt Holliday tell his “I Once Was” story.

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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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