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May 28, 2022 1:00 am
Today Nikita is joined once again by Larry Kerychuk and along side his wife Wendy for part 3 of their message. Listen as they describe God's road for the lives and His plan for Larry in his professional sports career and beyond.
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I want to tell you what I was to have this guy back. It just had to do it because the stories are analysts and we were graced on our last episode with his lovely bride when the care Jack welcome back Larry care Chuck to it's time to man up and back again.
Well, it's great to have you back to what a pleasant surprise to have your lovely bride on on the snow the last episode.
Well, she is as you are. And for those who been listening and dialing in and following the story of your early days, up in Canada, your migration if you will, from from the frozen tundra is the of of all Canada to Phoenix, Arizona, and and eventually leaving professional sports launching into a sports ministry how all that have happened if you didn't hear the prior episodes. I really want to encourage you to go back and listen to more of of Larry and and when the story but I want to focus of this episode Larry on on aim athletes international ministries is how you and I actually our paths crossed was was to these aim these conferences that you hosted or what over 35 years. 30 years and what happy birthday happy birthday to you happy birthday to you happy birthday, not 70 539 62 well I appreciate I do my best to stay in shape.
His stay in the gym and stay in shape inside do my best to do that well is our overall health is very important, such as being spiritually healthy but it's important to be mentally healthy emotionally healthy and physically healthy. In fact, Lex Luther, now you know that name right Lex Logan I do and I am amazed well I listen to exactly so.
So check this out.
So in fact it's because of really because of you I say because of you.
Because of the athletes international ministries conference that Lex and I were able to reconnect. It was only a couple months after he surrendered his heart to Jesus and April 23, 2006 he was invited to your conference and came out with pastor Steve Askins, the man who actually led him to the foot of the cross and we reunited after 11 your absence. When I yeah I departed from wrestling. I come back. You know the Lord leads me into full-time ministry as he's led you and were out here all these conferences and so many wrestlers and other athletes football players Olympic athletes riders basketball players be Chuck Dorsett member Chuck coming to the conference where it and Bill McCartney. Who are some other names of people would recognize that have attended your conference. Over the years and different people about your name its name at all my goodness in the morning shows up. I think you saying that together anything I can help you decide to go and that really touched. It was beautiful but we had commanded Jim McMahon which meant that bad nice man, Jim McMahon met amazing is a great friend to state network.com I will be sure to check out the show now available on television and go to MorningStar TV.com or radio network, local listings or better yet although the truth were Today. You're listening to the Truth Network and TruthNetwork.com George Foreman just looking at the picture here Betsy King became in what year was that 8887 Mike McCartney is an agent out and Bill McCartney called me and I don't know what happened to my friend whatever happened I want and I can be a comp inspection rapid 88 and was baptized in water, and Dr. Cole mentored him and acknowledge your property about promise keepers will have 55,000 men in Stadium to the country and that meeting was held my son Matthew. Matthew just got married last week. My son Matthew, you will know that staying hot superstar Billy Graham my kidney head Building what they're eight or nine maybe six or seven holding him to deal with the aim athletes Ernie Banks I could get to know Mark Gastineau man we pray for him.
He was at home and three guys that were kind of different. Mark Gastineau, Duane Thomas and John Mackey brought together to see and doing, he's a guy never speak for all year anybody at Cowboys.
Evidently when the progress is the greatest season of his life, but he's got cancer he's struggling right now as we go to pray for him. I could go on and on. Hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of people on Sanders the great Archie Griffin, two-time Heisman Trophy winner on a not so many different people showed up.
I can hear you just taken aback by by that list of Who's Who that you just you wait when you introduce me those guys.
Cody Custer done a gay.
I on and on. They started their own capital program. I think the conference I know it did have a huge impact on them doing that that member in Vegas when the sharing with about 30 the next day Mandarin people to 3000 people showed up in the morning and praise and worship is amazing around the country on the PDR tour in Oconee was one of the founding fathers at the PDR and strong strong Christian everywhere they went around the country on tour with the PDR day PDR oh PDR outreach where the guys themselves are multi talented open up the Stadium on Sunday morning for the fan and enjoy man in chapel service for the PDR and a new praise and worship in their preaching. The guys are giving their testimony and spreading the gospel in every country and again: amen later to encourage an athlete platform to present the gospel of Jesus Christ now got no matter what form football baseball basketball rodeo every wrestling platform to glorify God and build network.com is your needing to buy a car and have marginal credit for considering using buy here pay here that's worse than taking the Russian sickle Winston-Salem motorcars will put you behind the wheel of a car you can rely on while helping rebuild, repair or establish your credit score located on Silas Creek Pkwy. in Winston-Salem. Be sure to check them out today. W. S. M.
C. The number one.com because you are number one you're listening to the network and TruthNetwork.com well in your that that was that was the Larry's bride Wendy care Chuck to be some insight. There is some great insight and for those you listing all the listen. You'll just have to be a world-class athlete.
I don't care what your line of work is a mean you know you can be selling insurance. You can be cutting long.
It doesn't know what you do you know what you're doing and I just surrender your life your heart to the God and an egg and he's going to use you work right where you're planted in your to grow right where you're planted so regardless of your line of work. Don't just like all men I don't have a big house holding like that you know how can I make a difference. What you can you can make it.
That's all it by what she just shared, I want you to to to be encouraged by that and see. I know she's left but Larry so I thought what she described.
I actually had an opportunity because I got to know Cody through Cody Custer to your through your ministry through athletes international in Nashville Tennessee on one of those Sunday mornings. He invited me down to be a guest speaker.
We had several hundred people there just as you're describing that morning was able to share some of my testimony as a wrestler. Whenever wrestlers do all that because there's a crossover there so they were not only writing friends, many of them were wrathful and fails and so yeah so I got anything. Many of us that.
About this game now. It's a much different game.
But this lease are forů Let me help them understand so so like hearing about this, but I just want everyone in the center so that the format of the conference.
Just so you understand and the vision behind it and then Lord Larry, just jumping when I'm done but and bring any clarity what so so the vision was bringing world-class athletes were but not just big names like Larry just mentioned.
Also, collegiate athletes, and if you're an athlete you come to this conference outing and typically in Scottsdale, Arizona beautiful resort Thursday Friday Saturday culminating Sunday morning at Tommy Barnett's church there at Phoenix first and the idea was for athletes to come with her family so their families were were invited to come as well and and just come in and in a very relaxed atmosphere without autograph seekers or autograph hounds or any that you be able to cut if you will let their hair down, so to speak. I don't have any but anyway let their hair down and just be ministered to some incredible speakers over the years. Like Jensen, Franklin and many others, but but just to be ministered to and that I also remember we always went out to the youth detention facility on Saturdays we ministered to the kids and the detention of detention facilities and we did. That is, as part of it, as well as an outreach lot. Why the athletes are also encouraged to bring their teammates and others who maybe didn't know Christ and Elsa Larry I know you so new rumors such as wrestlers and numerous other nation has come upon you with all the nations, I mean when you and promise keepers like that one entity you guys spent the first 70 showed up testimony Tommy Barnett. He gave his testimony before the service pastor asked him what you said not sure network.com if you would like to support Christ ministries for a gift of $25. You will see the adoration of his wrestling $100 more will include a signed copy of the law.donate today.
You're listening to, and TruthNetwork.com. I know exactly what I would be doing any and yourself ministry coming at a time with this nation and the direction were added in the term and demonic presence around the is unprecedented, but I believe if we are persecuted bringing revival like we've never seen before and no one likes to go through persecution, but that could be coming up just around the corner. Well, guys and women that have received Christ and have that platform. You couldn't have absolutely no name identity and impact.
If you choose the power comes from God. I'm looking at this picture over talk and have been looking at it the whole time and Don looking at her bright and in the back on it says on the screen. Amazing how can it be that thou like that for me that their hands raised their eyes closed and there are no crazy stuff in our lives but a forgiving, loving God has forgiven them and given them all for eternity is just amazing select this ministry and to do. Probably Jackson just companies it's done. Fantastic. I'm really proud of but I'm thinking of doing like a Sports Illustrated would be aimed at legends and stories you know we could do 10 books on those, but it would be interesting just to really highlight some of the athletes he came in the Lord or whatever that impacted their lives and so on because I think people think now looking back and you know the current quarterbacks are great but you still think Johnny Unitas start and back in those days see them and hear from them again.
Well, certainly there's no telling the ripple effect is what comes to mind the fact that that athletes international anybody that can be amazing. You are one person and you don't even know what you know your one person away from Tommy Barnett and I mean you just like you mentioned one household name, but got great ministries and God use them. The height of like numerically. We had an 8889 think we had like 700 athletes liking their kids in college at least half of that group would be college. They come in from everywhere you know Penn State USC one from LSU came in and it just had lineman on their 18 guys coming off the bus. I couldn't believe my eyes. It was quite a sight to behold. We would be on such a high when nothing was over and it took a lot of work. I mean I think you do another one probably you know because I had pneumonia 647 months to get my strength back and we just think it was fantastic and we just did our to three weeks of our youth football program that's going great to. But God's given me the healing power but spiritually we should do these again probably have to do it again network.com anyway, Facebook, call my hands and like and follow your listening to the truth and TruthNetwork.com well you have you have definitely made an indelible impact on on the sports world and in your embracing and saying yes to the Lord when when so many others have said no you know how many out Lord again no idea the person you funeral it was in a many minute you were saying with Greg Greg Damer that night like that, but that the next day I met him and I have tried maybe half a dozen times trying to get him like Shawn Michaels he came in others of course are you game but he came up to me and he didn't introduce himself or anything. He just looked at me in the eye. You know that I accepted Christ into my heart when I was 16 years old and I can look at all and you know anybody that you can impact the lives of millions and millions of people mostly got a lot of young people, and he looked at me kinda said I know brother I know he shook his head and walked away record greatly recently that he surrender his heart back to God again. You know like the prodigal son and I'm hoping that's true's so and others you know and others you know because you know very precious commodity in the whole world, butů All we can afford to lose our soul like God, no. I think sometimes we just get so used to light and beaten down, and we dry spell that I don't care who you are, you know we all have. We may limit God so many ways just because of the way we live sometimes to make some stupid choices but there is always there when your kids.
I gave up and my daughter and she got she was really bad with interpretive drug addiction.
Everything she's back now and she's back and I literally gave up on her apologize for that but there's a lot of kids and Franklin preached a great message. One time regarding the prodigal son. He knows the way home he knows the way home and God's word does not return void and so there's hope for everybody. I believe we can. We rest on the right.
We stand on that and you see out there to to the show today just just that's that's a good word of advice no matter what. I had the privilege to trips we took more like a judo Africa on a trip and then we went to Korea network.com will help you with the announcement man up men's conference.
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Let me just say I know but let me just say I'm on that note go like this is just to conferences even mentioned that that the football league for the little guys and stuff that you do. But yes, the trip to Uganda where were we made some trips and we did some athletes conferences and some you know that it really ministered to the people of Uganda that is a favorite memory of memory of mine with with aim ministry, but the South Korea trip.
Probably even even more so because it was actually set up by the US military army by an Army chaplain that you guys knew and and what we did is that as you remember we did breakfast we did special prayer breakfast. Prayer lunches and on top and I'll never forget Larry, I never forget this. We're going to service one night in one of the bases we had about six different bases and say this too is the trip to the DMC that is for that trip to the BMC and and hawk flexion at the at the north I stop stop.try to intimidate the North Korean guards are more something else could happen by but seriously happen but up. That will forever be memorable flying of $3 million chopper simulator that I got to do as well.
Yes, it did not crash in the military but he was pretty good. Well he did, he did listen listen I got to get this in the sin so I'll never forget were doing this evening service and in and were like workarounds like like a couple crickets like in the in the chapel. Okay that's a bear doors with me. I like sure Larry why.and you're like wrapping up the doors these guys like him and they don't look happy. I mean the other open first words like pay ever hurt you ever watch pro wrestling rusted mechanical fear and men one by one they lit up in the Mexican we had 5060 people in the chapel you got out of bed.
We saw and here's the highlight before were for.
We had the show here is the highlight.
I'll never forget between all the prayer breakfast the luncheons and those chapel services we witness 250 military soldiers, men and women from from all backgrounds, Muslims and others that came and got saved, gave their life to Jesus and Larry Heuer is final and that and so was athletes and rational ministries. Well, it was amazing to give your website one more time so people know how to how to find no.L international.com listening to the Truth Network and TruthNetwork.com ball madness, and I hope all of you out there been enjoying these conversations with with Larry carriage and special edition his lovely bride Wendy Cara Chuck, I mean, it said, and we could go on and on and on with stories in and out. We may have to have you back again one day, Larry.
But well will will will get him even with me for 35 years 35 years will get him and and many many others in some stories about playing with the Minnesota Vikings and think so.
Phoenix, Arizona menu doing such a great work out there in Phoenix Arizona impacting from from little lives all the way opted to senior citizens and just so grateful for our friendship. Larry and and and that invitation to come to your conference that God connected us together. You are a rare commodity that you are really right up there with one of the great talk about in the kingdom of God and I'm so proud of you brother. Well Larry I have a special place in the heart of your love for you and your lovely bride Wendy and you and your family, and I say this day. You reemphasize, once again, don't give up hope on anybody just heard Larry story, you know, don't give up hope on anybody whether they're addicted to drugs, alcohol, pornography, or, or any other type of addiction, food or exercise or anything else.
God can set a man or woman, boy or girl free. You just keep praying. You just keep interceding your listening today in your and your hearing some of the stories. Maybe for the very first time right if you've never surrendered your life to Jesus man today would be a great day to make that decision.
Get your book is your name entered into the Lamb's book of life. Larry, thank you for being on it's time to man up and love you too. God bless you tonight again for another episode. It's time to man up your toilet. This podcast is made possible by the grace of God and your whole where, and genders. May God bless you for your continual not only a green tile from the carpet right now number one thing this is Nikita Cole I want to thank you for supporting my new show man on Saturday afternoon. 1230 on the truth that were this is the Truth Network