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Olivet Nazarene's football team baptizes 12 players at beach in Chicago

Fall is almost upon us and that means one thing for many sports fans — football.

But for the Olivet Nazarene University football team, its biggest win of the year may have come before the season even started.

On Sunday, the team opened camp by going to the beach in Chicago and baptizing 12 players as they accepted Christ as their Savior.  

Olivet Nazarene University is located in Bourbonnais, Ill. The school’s athletics are a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and compete as a member of Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC).

One of ONU’s most famous alums is Ben Zobrist of the Chicago Cubs, who was the 2016 World Series MVP.

The Tigers open up their football season on Sept. 1 against Lindenwood University-Belleville.

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” — Matthew 28:19-20

Join us in praising God for the 12 players who made Christ Lord of their life.

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