Spring 2021 Magazine

Brewers pitching prospect Braden Webb shares incredible story of ministering to homeless man

Braden Webb is a pitching prospect with the Milwaukee Brewers. He was selected in the third round of the 2016 MLB Amateur Draft by Milwaukee. After pitching his first full season of professional baseball in 2017, he began 2018 with the Carolina Mudcats of the Carolina League.

On Tuesday night, Webb shared an incredibly inspiring story of him running into a homeless outside a gas station he was at.

“Tonight I ran into a homeless man who was sitting outside of the gas station I walked into and he was asking me if I’d help him get a room. At first I was like no, he looks like he’s on drugs and my excuse was I only have my card but then I asked his story. He told me about how he was a father of two trying to make ends meet. He lost his job and he was trying to find work. I know that there’s a chance that none of that is true but God placed me in that moment for a reason. He saw my tattoo and asked what it was about and it opened a door for me to have the chance to talk about my savior. So I asked him when’s the last time he ate, and he told me two days ago. I took him to dinner and told him about my story and he was in tears. He said that he wanted to know the lord. So I prayed over him and I walked him to the nearest hotel and bought him a room for the night and gave him some cash. I’m telling this story because even if he doesn’t follow through with following the lord and finding work, a seed has been planted. I am young and unashamed and I am blessed God gave me an opportunity to show a man the same grace he shows me daily! I pray you all have a chance to do the same! Pay it forward!”

May we all give out the same grace and love toward others that Braden Webb did earlier this week and that Jesus does for us every single day.

“We love because he first loved us.” – 1 John 4:19

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