Rick Warren Congratulates Michael Phelps for Record Olympic Gold Medal Haul, Says ‘I Pray for You Daily; God Has a Great Future for You’

(PHOTO:REUTERS/MICHAEL DALDER) Michael Phelps of team USA poses with his gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics Men's 200m Individual Medley Victory Ceremony at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 11, 2016.
(PHOTO:REUTERS/MICHAEL DALDER)
Michael Phelps of team USA poses with his gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics Men’s 200m Individual Medley Victory Ceremony at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 11, 2016.

Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren has congratulated American swimmer Michael Phelps for his record 23rd gold medal at the Olympic games in Rio De Janeiro, and said that God has a great future planned for the swimmer, who once contemplated suicide.

“Saw Michael Phelps, #PurposeDrivenSwimmer, win his 23rd gold! I’ve prayed for you each day in Rio. God has a great future for you,” Warren wrote in a Facebook message on Sunday.

The 31-year-old athlete won his fifth gold at the Rio games along with teammates Ryan Murphy, Cody Miller and Nathan Adrian in the men’s 4×100 medley relay, beating out Britain and Australia, who came in second and third respectively.

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SOURCE: The Christian Post
Stoyan Zaimov