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London Fletcher: 'When I Accepted Christ, My Eyes Were Opened'

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He is a middle linebacker for the Washington Redskins. Before signing with the Redskins, he played for the St. Louis Rams and the Buffalo Bills. Well known for never missing a game in his career, he is ranked first among active players in this regard with over 200 starts. He was selected to the Pro Bowl four times and to the Second-team All-Pro twice. He helped his team, the St. Louis Rams win Super Bowl 34 in 2000. He won the Bart Starr Man of the Year Award in 2012 and was the Washington Redskins' Defensive Player of the Year in 2011 and the NFC Defensive Player of the Month in December 2012. 

He says of his faith in Christ, "For several months in 2004, I felt God was telling me to come to Him. But I resisted the call until after the first Bible study that Fred Raines, a chaplain with Athletes in Action, had at training camp. I was excited to accept and follow Christ as my Lord and Savior. I was tired of living the life that I was living. I knew I couldn’t do this on my own. I felt a fulfillment inside that I had been searching for. I spent years chasing things I thought would bring me everlasting joy and happiness: chasing Super Bowl rings or a multi-million dollar contract; or a new house, cars and jewelry. None of those things did for me what Christ did in an instant." 

"I encourage you today: if you already haven’t made the decision to accept Christ as your Lord and Savior -- don’t hesitate. Don't be discouraged by someone else. Accept Christ in your heart. Admit to Him that you're a sinner. I believe that this is the best decision you will make in your life." Him that you're a sinner. I believe that this is the best decision you will make in your life." His name is London Fletcher.