God has a way of doing amazing things through ordinary people! Fredi Knighten, the Quarterback for the Arkansas State Red Wolves, was one of the first ones to support me with this Movement and inspiring others to believe. He even has the first band that I had that came out. Before the game, he posted a pic of his wrist with the bracelet "Faith" and "All things are possible, if you believe" Mark 9:23. Fredi has never been the type of person that wants to show off his talent. He just plays the game of football because he loves it and he enjoys being in the midst of other players. He is the type of person that when he has success, he knows exactly where his help came from. He knows our Lord and Savior was the one that has guided him through his success as a football player. As I was watching the Arkansas State Red Wolves play Ball State in the GoDaddy.com Bowl, I saw a miraculous play. The game was back and forth the whole game. But there was one drive that stuck out! With only 32 seconds left to play, Fredi Knighten through the game winning ball into the end zone and won it for the Red Wolves! Not only did Fredi make this amazing play, but he was named MVP. He needs to be recognized for this amazing achievement!
Recently Dayshawn Watkins was listed as the #18 Top 100 Junior College (JuCO) Players in the Nation! He currently goes to Holmes Community College in Goodman, Mississippi. Next year Dayshawn will be taking his talents to Tallahassee, Florida. All of Dayshawn's hard work has paid off! The reason I say that is because he has been given the chance and opportunity to go play for Coach Leonard Hamilton and the Florida State Seminoles! I have known this man all my life and he is a walking testimony. Even though we might not understand why we are in the position that we are in today, if you put your trust in God, have faith and believe in yourself, God will ultimately lead you to the right path. Dayshawn was one of the first ones to support me with this movement and ever since Day One, he has believed in the band. I remember multiple times Dayshawn called me and did not understand why he was having to go through so many difficult times and I told him to keep believing and never give up. The trials and tribulations that exist in your life are only tests to see how you handle them! In only a matter of months, Dayshawn will display his talents on the basketball court for the Seminoles and will continue to lift God and his teammates up just because of the type of person he is. Achievements like this need to be recognized and shared with others.
"All things are possible, if you believe."
Mike "Beezy" Hairston
A 19 year old college student at the University of Arkansas that is majoring in Communications with a minor in Marketing. My passion is motivating others and inspiring others to believe.