ACU will have a special treat this weekend, as former NFL players Guy and John Earl are set to come speak at Shotwell Stadium this Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
The Earl brothers are planning on speaking about what it means to play in the NFL, being a Christian and many other things.
“Our main goal is to bring a strong message of encouragement and faith that will hopefully help someone who needs it,” Guy Earl said. “We plan on sharing encouraging stories, things we’ve learned through our experiences and life lessons that apply to most people.”
Guy and John Earl, twin brothers, both spent time playing football professionally. They have a combined nine broken feet, seven NFL teams, four CFL teams and three championship rings.
“We both played five years in the NFL which gave us a lot of real life experience as far as practicing and living out our faith,” Guy Earl said.
Both of the brothers are creators of Think Twice Ministries. Their goal is to bring a message of faith, hope, trust and an understanding of God’s will for your life and above all, to challenge their audience of all ages to “think twice” about the decisions they make.
“No matter what age you are, everyone is going through something, especially college students,” Guy Earl said.
“They’ve got tests, exams, classes, work and everything else going on and a lot of the times that stuff can start to get you down. And then, trying to get a job after college can be even tougher. We want to come to let these guys know that God never promised it would be easy, but he did promise to get you through it.”
Guy and John have traveled all over visiting public schools, FCA organizations and summer camps. Over their past five years of ministry, they have spoken to nearly two million kids, teenagers and adults, promoting their message of faith and encouragement.
“We love speaking and promoting God’s love and power,” Guy Earl said. “I feel truly humbled that God has given me and my brother this opportunity and chance.”
“We greatly enjoy telling kids about making smart choices and thinking twice. In public schools, where we can’t speak about God, we tell them the facts on teen drinking, sex and drugs and how messing around with those things is not going to help you get a better life or a life worth having.”
The Earl brothers encourage friends and families of all ages and backgrounds to come this Saturday to hear the message they bring.
“I’m very excited to speak at Shotwell,” Guy Earl said. “Above all, we want to bring honor to God and bring an uplifting message to our audience. No matter what you’re going through, God calls us to put our faith in him. When we do that, we will see his hand at work in our lives.”