God Leads Former NFL Player to US Army

US Army SSgt John Williams Jr played for the Baltimore Ravens in 1997 and played for other teams until 2005. After that:

“Late one night I was praying and asked God for guidance on what I should do next,” said Williams.

He stated that after that prayer, he coincidently found and Army kevlar [helmet] with the initial W inside of it, and it felt like a sign from God to join the Army.

Well, that’s one way to do it.

One thing left unsaid is why Williams enlisted. Having played football as a senior in college, he presumably has a degree, which would make him eligible to attend training to be an officer.

Regardless, he has a good answer when people ask him why he joined the Army.

Because God told him to.


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