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Christian Athlete of the Week: Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry is the most valuable player on the Golden State Warriors’ team. He leads them in points with 23.9 per game and assists with 8.9 per game. He also has the Warriors in second place in the Pacific division behind the phenomenal L.A. Clippers. He’s just coming off his third triple-double of the season against the New York Knicks (27 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists). What I like most about this three-point shooter specialist is that he serves someone greater than he is. Yes, Curry is also a Christian. His faith was first noted back when he played for Davidson in college. He would write on his shoes a reference to Philippians 4:13 which says, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” In an article written by Rick Reilly, the sports writer indicated that Steph Curry recently went on a mission trip to Africa with his wife, Ayesha, to hang up anti-malaria nets. He included in the article that Curry is a very selfless person. The 25-year-old All-Star is a firm believer in the Lord and wants to do everything in His name. But don’t just take my word for it. I’ll let Curry himself tell you here in this video:

Curry made the big transition of believing in God because his parents did to believing in God because he wanted to. Accepting Jesus into your heart is a personal choice that you yourself had to make. Curry made this choice when he was in middle school and now God has blessed him with the ability to shoot the ball as good as anyone! The Golden State point guard also has many charity foundations that help support people in poor communities. You can get more information about them here at his website: http://stephencurry30.com/charity

All in all, this superstar player has impacted the lives of many people on and off the court. His dedication to succeed has definitely paid off as he holds the record for most three pointers made in a single season. He shows that if you work hard in life with Jesus by your side, you can do all things through Him who gives you the strength to do it.