Chicago Bears linebacker Sam Acho is a preacher’s son who is passionate about his faith and believes wholeheartedly that Christians are called “to be the hands and feet of Jesus.”
Acho expounded upon his faith in a recent episode of The Chicago Sun-Times’ “Face to Faith” podcast, saying that Jesus is part of who he is and that his faith roots run deep.
The NFL star’s family even runs a ministry that makes medical mission trips to Nigeria, where they help those in need with dental care, eye care and surgery.
“There’s so much in Scripture that talks about … taking care of the orphans and the widows in their need,” Acho said, according to a transcript. “My faith is … a part of who I am.”
As for Acho’s faith on the field, he said that he wants to ‘share the gospel with his teammates” and “be a light,” as there are many people planing for the NFL who need to hear the gospel.
“There’s a bunch of guys in the NFL that need Jesus. We all need him,” he said. “But … let me get to the people that may never hear, and let me be a light to them.”
Listen to Acho discuss his faith in detail below:
And you can also read more about it here.
(H/T: Chicago Sun-Times)