It happens about every week … hearing of a new and fine ministry – a work of God — that is new to me! Such is the case of the great hockey-related ministry profiled at www.hockeyministries.org!
I learned of this ministry from now-businessman Charlie Blyth of Blyth Trailer Sales in St. Louis, former hockey player with the River City Otters, and his outstanding volunteerism with the ministry.
Don Liesemer is the founder and president of Hockey Ministries International.
NHL player MIKE FISHER briefly describes the role of Hockey Ministries International in his life at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8t21RMlCw8&feature=emb_title .
He communicates in his brief story … which can be heard right now … with the National Hockey League’s All-Star game of 2020 being held in St. Louis … that the “Hockey Ministries International” conducts its Annual Breakfast in the city hosting the Annual All-Star Game. Known hockey names attending and leading will include DAVID BACKES, MIKE “DOC” EMRICK, SHANE DOAN, JOHN VANBIESBROUCK, CHARLIE SLOAN and DON LIESEMER, founder and President.
That would be in St. Louis!
And we are all invited … on the Saturday morning of January 25, 2020, in a nice, downtown hotel.
Considering the last time the All-Star Ministries Breakfast was in St. Louis … and when the next one will likely occur here … this January 25, 2020 Breakfast may be the only such hockey ministries in St. Louis within a 50 year period … indeed, a rare opportunity.
Veteran Hockey Ministries team member and Stanley Cup winner, Chico Resch observes that …“Today a church is not only a dwelling or building, but also something much more fluid. Sometimes the church is a rink, locker room, hotel lobby or an encounter that takes place on the ice.”
Hope many of you will join Joan and me … and Rocky and Mary Johnson in attending! (Rocky produces most of my recordings, including the ones with Charlie Blythe).
Tickets can be purchased, and reservations made at their website … www.hockeyministries.com
Some ministries that are sports related …
To hear … “Pastor Jeff Wells goes to South Korea to minister in his 10th Olympic Games; 100’s to receive ‘Jesus’ pins” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2018/01/19/pastor-jeff-wells-goes-south-korea-minister-10th-olympic-games-100s-receive-jesus-pins/ ;
To hear … “Randy Curless of www.sportscrusaders.org, providing sports camps to church locations nearly anywhere” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2018/07/12/randy-curless-of-www-sportscrusaders-org-providing-sports-camps-to-church-locations-nearly-anywhere/ ;
To hear … “Deidre (Mrs. Albert) Pujols regarding her fight against human trafficking, especially sex trafficking worldwide. See www.strikeoutslavery.com and www.opengateintl.org” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2019/09/25/deidre-mrs-albert-pujols-regarding-her-fight-against-human-trafficking-especially-sex-trafficking-worldwide-see-www-strikeoutslavery-com-and-www-opengateintl-org/;
To hear … “Judy Boen, Daughter Angie (2) made sports collectors’ cards; player on one side, testimony on other” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2018/10/01/judy-boen-daughter-angie-2-made-sports-collectors-cards-player-on-one-side-testimony-on-other/;
To hear … “Jason Julian played in 3 big college bowl games; later depressed, suicidal; now joyfully focused on inner-city youth” … (See urbanklife.com) … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2010/02/02/jason-julian-played-in-3-bowls-later-depressed-suicidal-now-joyfully-focused-on-inner-city-youth/;
To hear … ““Found! Radio with STL Cardinal great Wally Moon, author of ‘Moon Shots;’ & his fan club President Judy Boen” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2014/11/08/found-radio-wstl-cardinal-great-wally-moon-author-of-moon-shots-his-fan-club-prez-judy-boen/;
To hear … “Dr Christe Boen Mirikitani: Albert Pujols’ church group traveled to see him play; ministry in sports” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2018/08/13/dr-christe-boen-mirikitani-re-annual-stl-bus-trip-to-see-albert-pujols-play-hear-his-testimony/;
To hear … “Randy Curless regarding ‘Sports Crusaders,’ utilizing sports in ministry. The camps come to your church!” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2016/12/16/randy-curless-re-sports-crusaders-utilizing-sports-in-ministry-the-camps-come-to-your-church/ ;
To hear … “Brad Wos: ministry thru sports such as www.cupofnations.com, soccer, Olympics, many other means” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2016/02/07/brad-wos-ministry-thru-sports-such-as-www-cupofnations-com-soccer-olympics-many-other-means/ ;
To hear … “From the archives: years ago, Albert and Deidre Pujols were in NYC for a baseball game. (Albert had seven RBI’s that day!) Long before running for USA’s Presidency, Donald Trump invited the Pujols’s to his offices in Trump Tower. (She said it led to something like “a chapel service!”) Hear Diedre Pujols describe their surprising time together with Donald Trump (heard in the 2nd segment below)” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2019/06/26/from-the-archives-years-ago-albert-and-diedre-pujols-were-in-nyc-for-a-baseball-game-albert-had-seven-rbis-that-day-long-before-running-for-usas-presidency-donald-t/;
To hear … “Pastor Jeff Wells to 8th Olympics; gives away 70+ ‘Jesus’ lapel pins daily, sharing The Story!” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2014/01/31/pastor-jeff-wells-to-8th-olympics-gives-away-70-jesus-lapel-pins-daily-sharing-the-story/ ;
To hear … “Judy Boen, secretary to astronauts; fiery deaths of 3 of them forever motivated her to share Jesus!” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2013/03/13/judy-boen-secretary-to-astronauts-fiery-deaths-of-3-of-them-forever-motivated-her-to-share-jesus/