Jason Avant: From Drug-Dealer to Evangelist

The Lord encouraged my heart this morning through an article on Jason Avant, former Michigan Wolverine and current wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles. The story recounts his testimony, including a fervently-praying grandmother and God’s use of suffering to bring Avant to himself.

“She was a great woman, a saved woman,” Avant said with a big smile as he talked about “Granny.”

“She would pray for me every night. ‘Lord, let him be different. Let his life change.’ I was her favorite and everybody knew it. We didn’t have much money, so I would sleep in the same room as my grandmother. She would lay her hands on me for an hour at night and just pray for me.”

While in college, he came to Christ, who transformed his life. As the writer noticed, “He quotes scripture the way movie buffs recite lines to their favorite film.”

Read the whole thing here.

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