Baseball pros share faith
November 1, 2011
SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Two former Major League Baseball players spoke about their religious experiences during a Devotional Luncheon at the Warrior Inn Dining Facility here on Nov 1st.
Terry Evans, formerly an outfielder for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, and Bryan Hickerson, formerly a pitcher for the Colorado Rockies, spoke of how their religious beliefs kept them grounded in light of their success in baseball.
Chaplain (Maj.) Scott Koeman, chaplain, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Divison, began the luncheon with a motivational prayer before introducing the players to speak on their experiences.
More than 20 Soldiers attended the luncheon hosted by the 2nd BCT, 25th ID's chaplain's office.
Following the words of Evans and Hickerson, Soldiers were able to take photos with the MLB players as well as ask questions about their spiritual journeys.
"Hearing from personnel outside of the uniform helps Soldiers relate to many personal experiences," said Col. Christopher S. Vanek, Commander, 2nd BCT, 25th ID. "It also feeds into the commanding general's emphasis on spiritual fitness."
Devotional Luncheons and other spiritual activities are held regularly by the chaplain's office. For more information about these activities, please contact the Chaplain's office at 808-655-0263.