Summer 2024

WATCH: 'I ONCE WAS' - NHL Defenseman Jaccob Slavin

I ONCE WAS

Stories of life transformation from the pro sports world

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NHL player Jaccob Slavin grew up in a Christian home and always knew who Jesus was. But after he moved away during high school to play junior hockey, he realized he had been relying on his parents’ faith. A coach helped him discover he needed to have his own personal relationship with Jesus, so Jaccob really began digging into what it meant to be a follower of Christ. It’s not about our works, it’s about the work Jesus did on the cross. Ever since coming to that understanding, he’s aimed to give “all glory to God” in everything.

Watch the video above to hear Jaccob Slavin 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 those in the pro sports world to share their own transformational stories, describing the very moment that changed their lives forever.

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