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Published On: Fri, Jun 27th, 2014

World Cup star Clint Dempsey credits Jesus Christ, wants to live ‘pleasing to Him’

The World Cup is the buzz all over and U.S. soccer star Clint Dempsey has represented his country well in the World Cup so far, but is making more headlines as he gives all of the credit to Christ.
 
“My parents had started me in the sport to help me learn good people skills. Little did I know that the sport I loved and the skills I learned would later play a role in my relationship with God,” he said.
 
During his interview with Sports Spectrum, Dempsey discusses going to church as a child, growing up Catholic and his sister passing away after suffering a brain aneurysm. 
 
“For a number of years, I struggled and put distance between God and me. But He was faithful and patient and provided gradual healing and strength.” 
 
Dempsey credits a college Bible study with leading him to a relationship with Christ.
 
“God’s Word brought me peace and a desire for a relationship with Him. I found that questioning Him and searching for answers through Scripture helped me grow and gave me direction. Now my faith in Christ is what gives me confidence for the future. I know that through both good times and bad, He is faithful and will watch over me.” 
 
“Today, I pray for strength to walk the road before me. I play to the best of my abilities and am thankful for the many opportunities and amazing success He has given me. Through it all, I want to do right, not make mistakes, and live a life that is pleasing to Him.” 
 
Check out the full interview HERE
 
Outside Magazine talked with Dempsey as well, check out more on HERE
 
The U.S. Team dropped Thursday’s match against Germany 1-0 but managed to move along to the final 16 teams. Portugal defeated Ghana 2-1 in a game played simultaneously giving the U.S. the needed status to finish second in their division.
 
The Americans advance to a round-of-16 game Tuesday in Salvador against Belgium.
 
Outside magazine Clint Dempsey world cup cover

 

 

 
 
 
 
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