Another Special Life in Christ
These testimony lives are not stories of "role models". Jesus is the
These are lives wonderfully touched & changed by Jesus!
An e-mail story circulated about this man, and I
fell for it. Though not basically different, it was quite embellished. Check it at the
Truth or Fiction web site.
When he got his pink slip & lost his job with
the Green Bay Packers in 1994, he returned to Cedar Falls, Iowa, and worked nights stocking
grocery store shelves for $5.50 per hour in Waterloo. The NFL's St. Louis Rams hired
him, and he rose to fame throwing 41 touchdown passes in the 1999 season and quarterbacking
the Rams to victory in the following Super Bowl (XXXIV) in January 2000 (named NFL's most
So what happened to the stock boy's personal life?
Well, Mr. & Mrs. Kurt Warner now live in St. Louis, where he is employed by the St. Louis
Rams. How did he meet Brenda? A former U. of Northern Iowa team mate talked Kurt into going
to a country-music club in Cedar Falls. There was an instant connection, but Brenda, a single
mom with two children (one being blinded & brain injured from being dropped by his
father), was doubtful. Kurt accepted Brenda's children...they married in 1996...and
subsequently adopted them. But that is not the end of the story...wait until you hear the
rest of the story!
How did this man come to be? What manner of man is
he? In the fall of 1999, at a Billy Graham crusade, Kurt told a crowd of 40,000 that, "Who am
I? I am a devout Christian man; I am not a football player. That is what I do. When I throw a
touchdown pass, my thoughts are on how I can use this success on the field as a platform to
glorify and praise my Lord Jesus Christ." He became a Christian 1996, about 3 months
after Brenda's parents were killed in a tornado (Brenda was his girlfriend then). It was
Brenda's (a Christian) way that she handled these deaths, this tragedy, with such grace that
impressed Kurt. He also knew of her similar response to the crippling injury to her son,
Zachary, 8 years earlier (the baby was dropped on its head). See Kurt's autobiography, Keep
Your Head Up. He is the founder of the First Things First foundation.
***give me your comments about this
[posted 17 February 2002; rewritten & reposted 4
You have just read a very brief example of the
powerful, supernatural transformation of a person's life which is possible through the
acceptance of Jesus as your savior. Are you tired of life as it now is for you? He will
accept you just as you are right this second! Consider accepting Jesus now