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Former MLB Catcher Matt Wieters Shares Testimony: ‘I Was Gonna Have to Die to Myself’

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Former MLB Catcher Matt Wieters Shares Testimony: ‘I Was Gonna Have to Die to Myself’

By Movieguide® Staff

Former MLB catcher recently shared his testimony in a new episode of Sport Spectrum’s I ONCE WAS.

Wieters, 36, recalled a conference in 2010 that started to convict his heart.

“In 2010 I was at a Christian Conference with other baseball players who I’d played with and who I hadn’t played with and we were having baptisms and I was watching some of those guys and some of those gals get baptized,” he said. “The look on their face was just priceless and I knew that day that God was about to do something amazing in my life.”

However, Wieters said that it took some time before he was willing to havea relationship with Jesus.

“He was pretty much telling me that day that I was gonna have to die to myself and a rebirth was going to happen and amazing things he was going to do from that day forward,” he said. “It took me four years to get up the courage to be able to get in that
same pool but it was from that day in 2010, just a daily gut-wrenching feeling the Holy Spirit was giving me… it was like, okay are you ready to die to yourself?”

“In 2014 [I was] be able to be baptized and show all of our close friends the change that had happened from when I was was younger and just what God had done in my life point and what he’s been doing since then,” he added.

Wieters played 11 seasons as a Major League Baseball catcher. The Baltimore Orioles drafted Wieters and he made his MLB debut in 2009.

During his nine season run in Baltimore, Wieters was awarded four All-Star appearances and the Gold Glove award in 2011 and 2012.

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