Ethan is 9 years old and truly loves playing baseball. At the age of 5 he tried out for a t-ball league in his town and was immediately placed on a team with older children where the ball would be pitched to him by a coach instead of being placed on a tee. Since then Ethan has been selected for the “All Star” team for the past 4 years running. Although he can play a number of positions at any give moment, 1st base has been his favorite position, until now. Since he is now in a league where the players pitch the ball, pitching has become his favorite position.
Ethan received Christ as his Savior 2 years ago in AWANA and attends church regularly. While he has been gifted with a real talent for the game of baseball, what is most important to his family (and us) is the fact that he truly shines with Christian Character through good sportsmanship and love for his teammates and the game. Ethan is a team player and is the first to congratulate another player on a good play and the first to console and encourage a teammate who might not be having the best of games. Ethan told us of a time when a fellow teammate was upset about striking out at bat. After speaking to him the teammate went on to hit a double the next time at bat. Ethan plays with such a humble spirit. He's a joy to watch ... both on and off the field.
We truly believe Ethan is a God’s Mighty Kid because of his ability to put the feelings of others before his own in both their successes as well as their challenges
Philippians 2:3 (ESV) Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.
You can support Ethan and other rising All Stars by sponsoring a local team in your area or by simply sitting in the stands and cheering them on.