Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Jesus Christ, Pass The Ball!

LYNCHBURG, Va. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – One evangelist in Lynchburg, Virgina, is lacing up his baskeball kicks and hittin’ the court to find the game’s next savoir.

David Benoit is the president of R.A.C.E. International, a Protestant ministry which offers scholarships to star Christian athletes from all over the world to move to the U.S. and learn about the Lord while slam dunking for private Christian schools.

But Benoit’s scouting mission has a higher power.

He explains, “Recruiting has a bad connotation. I’m rescuing. These kids have nothing, and they look at you like you’re a life preserver.”

And while Benoit’s team searches for the next Michael Jordan in countries like Nigeria, Jamaica, and Macedonia, Benoit has some high profile hopes of his own.

He says, “These kids one day may sign 80 or 90 million dollar contracts, like in the NBA or something.”

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