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Philadelphia Eagles Player Baptizes 5 Teammates in Recovery Pool

It’s always super inspiring when we get to hear about displays of personal faith in the sports world among athletes. Well, the Philadelphia Eagles have recently come to be known as a team of such bonding faith.

According to an article by ESPN, the team holds “Thursday Bible study at the facility, scripture text chains, and late-night prayer sessions at the team hotel the night before each game.” Trey Burton, the Eagles’ tight end and team pastor, reportedly baptized five of his teammates in their recovery pool last October as 15 other players joined in prayer around them.

Burton’s testimony with the team goes back to an injury at the start of the season when an MRI revealed that the athlete would likely miss multiple weeks of play time. However, his witness of God’s intervention said otherwise.

Burton shares, “I had a couple guys here lay hands on me and pray on me, and then I went home and had my wife and my kids and one of our pastor friends come and lay their hands on me, and immediately I woke up the next morning and I was totally fine.”

Backup quarterback Chase Daniel attested, “This is by far the most spiritual team I’ve been on.”

It’s undeniable to see the role the Christian faith plays at the center of this team and we can’t wait to hear more about how God moves in their lives and athletic careers!

 

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  1. Project Inspired

    Posted by a girl with purpose on January 7, 2017 at 14:22

    Amazing!

  2. Project Inspired

    Posted by aolpassword on January 5, 2017 at 19:09

    This literally gave me so many chills and God-bumps! This is SO AMAZING!!! It is by far so encouraging to see athletes like this and public figures exploring and proclaiming their faith in God in front of others. It takes so much courage and I especially commend that! The players on this team are so blessed and have most definitely been a blessing to others – I can feel it! God is SO good and He continually works in mysterious ways. PRAISE HIM! I love how the Trey guy said that the team wants to live the way the apostles did in Acts because they know they have the same power within them that the apostles did because the same Spirit lives within them. This is beyond so amazing to read and see how children of God all around the world are working in His favor and for His glory! Thank you for sharing this story Project Inspired! 🙂