This week Christian interviewed Jason McCarthy and Beneil Dariush. Jason is a Football player from England and Beneil is a UFC fighter. In Jason’s conversation with Christian, he talked about gaining a relationship with Christ later in life and how that has impacted his life. Beneil focused on how his relationship with Christ has helped him to work through his career and has helped him through trials.
Jason built a relationship later in life and said “when I came to that point where I believed and I said yes to Christ, I was like everyone needs to know this because this is incredible.” From the moment he built a relationship with Christ, Jason wanted to make it a part of his life.
Jason also explained how God’s grace has helped him through his trials. He says “it’s purely his grace that I’m saved. . . we’re always going through trials, we’re always going to go through tough times but God’s grace brings us through that.” He has been able to see God’s grace in several other ways and was also able to share how he has seen God work in his life.
Beniel admits that he got serious into fighting when he was a kid and his mother needed help paying bills. He earned money through competing as well as teaching lessons.
As a teenager he remembers asking God for help and he was able to see how God helped him through his childhood.
He continues talking about how competing is more than just him. He said “When I compete, I recognize it’s not mine. It’s a gift I’ve been given and so I say you’ve given me this so I want to give it back.” Beneil explained that this has been a gift given to him by God and that God has helped him through the highs and lows of his career.
Beniel also talked about an orphanage he opened in Haiti. He explained that this was a result of a trip he took to Haiti in 2014. After seeing conditions children were living in, he wanted to do something about it. He started by helping to feed the kids, then built a school, and eventually built an orphanage.
Jason and Beneil had great insights about God’s timing and the role grace has played in their lives.