Sunday afternoon, August 29, 2010, I had the great blessing of being part of the seventh Faith Day Third Coast Sports has organized with the Atlanta Braves. For those of you that don't know, Faith Day consists of a regular season baseball game followed by a full concert on the field by a Christian music artist and a testimony or two by one of the team's Christian players. Over the last five years in Atlanta we've had amazing concerts by Aaron Shust, The Afters, Jeremy Camp, Barlow Girl, MercyMe, Steven Curtis Chapman, Matthew West and this year, Kutless. Braves players who have been willing to share their testimony include John Smoltz (three times), Matt Diaz (four times), Sid Bream, Chris Reitsma, Jeff Francoeur, Horacio Ramirez, Ryan Langerhans and Javier Vazquez. I serve as the emcee for the event.
This year was supposed to be no different. God had another plan in mind.