• Kaka

    Accomplishments in Futbol:

    - 2007 FIFA's "Best player in the world."

    - Brazilian National team memeber

    - Won Champions League in 2007 with A.C. Milan

    - Wold Champion in 2002 with A.C. Milan

     

    Kaka was named in “Time Magazine” as one of the 100 most influential people in the world but he is less concerned with what people think of him and more concerned with what God thinks of him. The FIFA title “Best Football Player on the Planet” is not as     
    important as the title he has proclaimed to the world on his tee shirt  “I belong to Jesus”.  The Brazilian soccer star believes in sharing the love of Jesus Christ in word and deed.  Kaka has become the “Ambassador Against Hunger” for the “World Food Program” of the UN and is actively working to help those struggling with poverty all over the world.  As a believer in Jesus Christ, he knows that faith is not just demonstrated in word but also in actions.  Jesus speaking on judgement day to those who believe in Him,  “Come you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world, for I was hungry and  you gave me something to eat; I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink; I was a stranger and you invited me in; naked and you clothed me; I was sick and you visited me; I was in prison, and you came to me.”  Matthew 25:34-36

    The world glorifies the rich and famous.  It would be very easy to become filled with pride but Kaka is quick to point towards the One who deserves all the glory, Jesus Christ.  In an interview with “Atletes dey Cristos” he said, “To those who already have Jesus: you have made the best choice and are on the best team.  Keep going, do not give up.  The fight is great, but we can only win by being on Jesus’s side.  To those who have not yet surrendered their life to Jesus: what are you doing being outside of this team?!  Come to learn the Word of God, come to know who God really is.” 

    “I was born into a family that follows the teaching of Jesus and the Bible.  My parents raised me to love Jesus.  After I was baptized in 1994 something supernatural happened to me.  I can’t explain it but at that moment, I came closer to God and I was born spiritually.  I realized what it meant to be a Believer and how great and almighty God is!”  Kaka gives testimony of this in football and in his private life.  He is often seen praising God during the games. Because of his faith in God, Kaka abstained from sex until his marriage to Caroline.  “Many people were shocked, but I believe it’s the best decision, I believe in those values, I think it was worth the wait.”

    “At 18 years old I cracked a vertebrae in my neck when my head hit the bottom of the swimming pool, but it healed quickly.  The doctors said that I was lucky.  My loved ones
    were thankful to the Lord because they knew it was God’s hands that had saved me and protected me!”