Series: Sport

Duncan Armstrong

Duncan Armstrong is an Australian Olympic Swimming champion, and former world record-holder. He is best remembered for winning a gold and silver medal at the 1988 Summer Olympics. He is sought after as a motivational speaker and has a powerful testimony of transformation. In this interview Duncan shares about highlights of his swimming success and about his faith journey.

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Eloise Wellings and Julius Achon

Eloise Wellings is an Aussie Long distance runner and Olympic Athlete. She founded the Love Mercy Foundation in 2009 and has since impacted over 100,000 local Ugandans through health and agriculture programs. She is a strong Christian and has stated that she missed out on the Sydney 2000 Olympics due to an injury and thought God was punishing her. She went to church with a school friend and began to understand God’s love for her. She stated, “Once I found Jesus I was free to use the gifts He had given me and it didn’t matter if I succeeded or not.” Wellings also missed out on the Athens and Beijing Olympics due to injury. However, she states, “All of my disappointing results and disappointing injuries and heartbreak missing 3 Olympics, there was always this belief and faith that my identity is in Jesus and that’s my foundation. When you’ve got that, you can’t be shaken. Every time I get up to train, I just ask that he be glorified, that he give me the strength to do it, that he help give me the right thoughts to think – and not necessarily that I win but that he would be made known to people as I run. 

Julius Achon has an inspiring story of hope which continues to unfold. He grew up in the remote village of Awake in Northern Uganda in severe poverty.

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Kerrie Hains

Kerrie Hains is an Author, Exercise Physiologist and Mobile Personal Trainer. She’s been working in the sports, health, fitness, and rehabilitation industry for over 30 years. She shares about her faith journey and how she prays for guidance with all her clients. Kerrie has also written 4 self-help health and fitness books which are proving to be extremely popular. In this interview Matt Prater shares about his own personal health journey and how he’s lost over 22kg while he and his family have been training with Kerrie!

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Metric Ikitoelagi

Metric Ikitoelagi is the Rubgy coach for Niue, one of the smallest island nations in the world. I met Metric in a hotel lobby in PNG. He shared with me how he’d challenged his team to get their hearts right with God, and that he’d seen a massive change in them, many of them had come back to a relationship with God! Listen in to his story!

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Dan Smith

Dan Smith is an Olympic Swimmer with a powerful story to tell! He’s experienced homelessness, drug addiction and been in trouble with the police, but he has turned his life around and wants to inspire others to do the same. He hit rock bottom after turning to alcohol and drugs to deal with mounting pressures, but after coming to Christ and getting his life together at Rehab, he’s now sharing his story with the world.

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Brad Thorn

Brad Thorn made a name for himself playing for the Brisbane Broncos, the QLD Maroons, the Kangaroos and the All Blacks to name a few. He’s now Coaching the Queensland Reds and loving life. Listen in to his faith story and hear about his passion to be a role model to the next generation, on and off the sporting field.

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Jeremy Kendle

Jeremy Kendle is an American Basketballer who’s played for teams in the USA, NZ, Toowoomba, Bendigo, Brisbane and Sydney. He shares his story of coming to faith and how he partners with “Hoops for Christ,” to seeks to use the game as a platform for sharing the Gospel, and planting young players in local churches. After many different injuries, he shares how he’s learnt a lot about just being persistent, and keeping your faith despite how things may look.

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Jason Stevens

Jason Stevens is a former Rugby League player who has featured regularly on “The Footy Show.” He shares about his faith, his love for God’s word and the heart behind his book, “Worth the wait.” Jason has also written and produced a movie called “Chasing Comets.” It’s loosely based on Jason’s life and how he found faith. Featuring Stan Walker, Beau Ryan and a stellar cast, Jason is hoping this will be the first of many films.

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Marnus Labuschagne

Marnus Labuschagne is a South African-born cricketer who made his debut for Queensland during the 2014 Sheffield Shield season. He also plays for the Brisbane Heat. Listen in to hear about his faith and the importance of prayer in his life as an elite sportsman. He also shares how his mother has been particularly helpful, leaving Bible verses around the house and even writing them in his cricket shoes.

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James Holbeck

James Holbeck is a former Rugby Union player with the Wallabies who’s since earned a reputation as a humorous and insightful speaker, writer, mentor and coach. He shares about his faith journey, and how he speaks at many schools and also has worked with Red Frogs at schoolies.

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