Christian athlete Justin Simmons of the Denver Broncos is gearing up to bless 31 families who are in need this holiday season.
Justin Simmons plays as the free safety for the Denver Broncos in National Football League. More than his superb performance as an athlete, the public has known him for his Christian faith. The 26-year-old American football player has always been open about his relationship with God.
In an interview in July 2019, he boldly shared his Christian faith and how he is using his platform for the glory of God.
“My walk with the Lord has been an amazing journey,” Justin Said. “One of the things I love about my sport is the platform that comes with it. The bigger the platform, the more people I’m able to touch with the truth of the Gospel and just my relationship with the Lord. That’s the biggest thing I’m thankful for.”
In an interview for the Fall 2020 edition of Sports Spectrum Magazine, he also talked about a Bible verse that created a huge impact in his life.
“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.” — Colossians 3:17
“That verse is pretty self-explanatory but it’s just how I’ve wanted to model my life, whether I’m speaking life into people or speaking in general, whatever I’m doing. Actions-wise, right now it happens to be football, but regardless, when that’s all said and done, anything that I’m doing pertaining to life, I want it to honor the Lord. And I make sure I’m holding that in high regard.”
31 For The Holidays
That is indeed what he is doing right now, honoring the Lord through the works of his hands. On November 2, he announced that his Justin Simmons Foundation will be blessing families this holiday season.
“The campaign, ’31 For The Holidays,’ will sponsor 31 families from underserved communities this holiday season,” read a statement. “Support will be provided for meals, utility bill assistance, and gifts for kids.”
The campaign will run from November 2 through December 2 and their goal is to have at least 310 donations at a minimum of $31.
“We are excited to provide support for families in need this holiday season as our first foundation initiative. It is our hope that this effort will bring some relief and joy to families who have been most affected by these challenging times.”
Reference: Justin Simmons Foundation