I learned of this impacting and inspirational ministry from former hockey player and now-businessman CHARLIE BLYTH of Blyth Trailer Sales in St. Louis. Charlie is an enthusiastic volunteer with the ministry.
*DON LIESEMER is the founder and President of Hockey Ministries International. See and hear his short story at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVi3LvkKXdA.
*Other National Hockey League players briefly tell their stories, such as one titled “JAROME IGINAL talks about his Christian Faith” available for anytime viewing at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXMaCXLaxRQ.
*NHL player and Nashville Predators Captain MIKE FISHER who briefly describes the role of Hockey Ministries International in his life at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8t21RMlCw8&feature=emb_title, and …
*An Interview with PAUL STASTNY of St. Louis on Faith & Hockey at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJGcNJY60MQ.
In his brief story, Charlie Blyth communicates … which can be heard right now … about with the National Hockey League’s All-Star game of 2020 being held in St. Louis … and 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, DON LIESEMER, Jr, and HMI founder and President, DON LIESEMER.
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 in attending!
Tickets can be purchased, and reservations made at their website … www.hockeyministries.com .
Some ministries recorded in the past that are sports related …
To hear … (First of two recordings) “Former hockey player Charlie Blyth leads the STL part of www.hockeyministries.org; came to saving faith in Jesus through the ministry, and leads local hockey camps; invites us all to big STL Hockey Breakfast” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2020/01/10/former-hockey-player-charlie-blyth-leads-the-stl-part-of-www-hockeyministries-org-came-to-saving-faith-in-jesus-through-the-ministry-and-leads-local-hockey-camps-invites-us-all-to-big-stl-hockey-br/;
To hear … “Judy Boen, Daughter Angie: made sports collectors’ cards; player on one side, testimony on the other” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2018/05/31/judy-boen-daughter-angie-made-sports-collectors-cards-player-on-one-side-testimony-on-the-other/ ;
To hear … “Mark Oberhauser, wife, 7 children served years in China: now Fellowship of Christian Athletes leader on St. Louis’ Illinois side” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2018/08/06/mark-oberhauser-wife-7-children-served-years-in-china-now-fca-leader-on-st-louis-illinois-side/;
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 … “Businessman Bob Denckhoff leads new ‘Men’s Golf Fellowship’ in STL. See www.mensgolffellowship.com” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2018/06/08/businessman-bob-denckhoff-leads-new-mens-golf-fellowship-in-stl-see-www-mensgolffellowship-com/
To hear … (different from the one above with a similar name) “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 … “John Ritland, Ion Cheptene: regarding an Amateur World (soccer) Cup Tournament provided by Christ-followers” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2010/08/26/john-ritland-ion-cheptene-re-an-amateur-world-soccer-cup-tournament-provided-by-christ-followers/;
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 the late 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 … “Dan Davis regarding ‘Cup of Nations’ St Louis Soccer Tourney for ministry, friendship to internationals” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2012/08/23/dan-davis-re-cup-of-nations-st-louis-soccer-tourney-for-ministry-friendship-to-internationals/;
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 … “John Ritland & Brad Wos: ‘Cup of Nations’ tourney involvers 45 soccer teams of St. Louis refugees” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2016/07/09/john-ritland-brad-wos-cup-of-nations-tourney-involvers-45-soccer-teams-of-st-louis-refugees/
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/;
… and …
To hear … “Ethiopian Pastor Worku Geremew sees internationals drawn to faith; Dan Davis re soccer ministry” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2014/07/30/ethiopian-pastor-worku-geremew-sees-internationals-drawn-to-faith-dan-davis-re-soccer-ministry/ .