Former MLB player and owner of Rijo Athletics, Jose Rijo, came and spoke at Uturn last week and it was an incredible event for everyone who attended. Jose openly shared about his experiences being adopted, losing his father at a young age, struggling with substance abuse, breaking free from gang involvement, and pursuing his dreams by making it to professional baseball.
Jose's story took an amazing turn after he made the pros when God told him to leave MLB and begin a baseball training business. His story is one that inspired many students to think about how God can call us to do things in life that don't always make logical sense, but they are what's best for us. "God doesn't call the equipped, he equips the called" was a quote that Jose shared with the Uturn students and really challenged them to think about what God is asking them to do.
If you were unable to attend this dynamic night at Uturn we will be posting a podcast of the message on iTunes that you can download for free.