Hope in the Midst of Adversity
Millions know Dave Dravecky as the ball player who came back to play in the majors after undergoing surgery for cancer in his pitching arm. Recurring cancer led to the amputation of his left arm and shoulder. His wife Jan experienced clinical depression; many friends they counted upon withdrew. You’ll listen intently as Dave shares triumphantly how God strengthened him and his family as they walked through some dark valleys of despair.
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Dave and his wife Jan established Dave Dravecky’s Outreach of Hope (http://www.outreachofhope.org/) in 1991. The mission of the ministry is to offer comfort, encouragement and hope through Jesus Christ to those who suffer from cancer, amputation or serious illness. This is accomplished by offering prayer support, referral services and resources for those who are suffering and their families. In addition, support materials are available for churches, healthcare professionals and individuals who work with the suffering.
Dave and Jan are also the best selling authors of eight different inspirational books in addition to publishing The Encourager, a national magazine that addresses the emotional and spiritual aspects of suffering. Dave wrote Comeback (1990) and coauthored with wife Jan and Ken Gire, When You Can’t Come Back (1992). He has also written a Christian motivational book titled Called Up (2004). With the help of Tim Stafford, Dave Dravecky saw Comeback republished as a self-titled autobiography for children in 1992.
In addition to overseeing the Outreach of Hope, both Dave and Jan are also in great demand nationwide as speakers who can address a wide variety of audiences and topics ranging from motivational to inspirational.