When Laurie Boschman was growing up, he had the dreams of most Canadian young men, of being a great and famous hockey player as we would always be seeing on television.
It happened! Because he was so skilled in playing hockey, at the “ripe old age” of 19, he was playing in the National Hockey League with a lot of those young men he had watched on TV.
After about three months in the National Hockey League – in actually doing what he dreamed that would make him happy and satisfied – he asked himself: “Is this all there is?”
In admiring his life and sitting by another NHL player, his friend told him that he had experienced something that Laurie had not heard. He said he was “… born again!”
Before long Laurie reacted by asking the One Who could make us “born again” (the words of Jesus in John 3:3) to come into his life.
As it is said: “The rest is history.” After playing with five NHL teams – Toronto, Edmonton, Winnipeg, New Jersey, and Ottawa – Laurie is now an appreciated staff member Hockey Ministries International. See www.hockeyministries.org.
In retrospect, his spiritual journey has some parts that are now humorous. While with one NHL team in those early day of his “new lifestyle,” the team owner thought he was crazy!
For more on Laurie Boschman, click on … https://www.bing.com/search?q=laurie+boschman+hockey&form=EDGTCT&qs=AS&cvid=0cca9e33dfcc4529bf84e4ede906d86b&refig=d6fe7ddd94304644c15a010f66c5d34f&cc=US&setlang=en-US&elv=AQj93OAhDTi*HzTv1paQdnh1j%21HwGoHtIQzc%21fTYsEVzWQYz1gxF9HwTX9ZcPmVplcoWRCr8NihNuS3ZEcNo1JVH3lsLktzdJ38Jk6br4F01&plvar=0 .
Links to related radio recordings …
To hear … “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 … “2nd radio segment with former hockey player Charlie Blyth, STL leader of www.hockeyministries.org; inspirational story of Hockey Ministries International, through which he came to saving faith in Jesus” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2020/01/17/2nd-radio-segment-with-former-hockey-player-charlie-blyth-stl-leader-of-www-hockeyministries-org-inspirational-story-of-hockey-ministries-international-through-which-he-came-to-saving-faith-in-jesu/;
And a bonus … to hear and see … “A 5-minute video — https://youtu.be/AfUBY11DXHY — with Pastor Fred Winters, in 2009 murdered in his pulpit“ … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2019/11/07/a-5-minute-video-https-youtu-be-afuby11dxhy-with-pastor-fred-winters-in-2009-murdered-in-his-pulpit-he-lit-the-fuse-for-african-vision-of-hope-in-2019-c/ .