NFL player uses 'My Cause' for Israel

Monday, December 10, 2018
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Bill Bumpas (OneNewsNow.com)

Michael Pierce and shoesA trip to Israel made an impression on an NFL player who has found a unique way to express his appreciation.

Israel Collective, an initiative that builds bridges between young Christians and the people of Israel, recently took a group of 35 NFL players to the Holy Land. 

Israel Collective director Josh Ahrens says the group included Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Michael Pierce. 

"When we were able to bring Michael to Israel," he tells OneNewsNow, "we were just blown away with how warm and generous he was, and how much he opened his heart to this place and to the diverse people that lived there."

The football player was so inspired by the visit that he has honored Israel and the group on his cleats for the league's "My Cause, My Cleats" campaign.

Pierce's cleats feature a picture of the Israeli flag.

"I've just been getting call after call and email after email from my friends in Israel and Jewish friends here in the U.S.," says Ahrens, "who are just thrilled that somebody would show solidarity with them in such a public way."

It's encouraging to see, he adds, that people recognize the cause of supporting is both important and urgent.

Israel Collective is an initiative of Christians United for Israel.

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