Three well-known Ulster Rugby players – Ruan Pienaar, Wiehahn Herbst and Paul Marshall – will be talking about their faith at a service in St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast, on Monday, January 25 at 8pm.
Ruan Pienaar has 88 caps for South Africa and played for the South African team that won the World Cup in 2007. Pienaar joined Ulster in 2010 and is very happy with life here as well as the rugby at Kingspan Stadium.
A devout Christian, he says: “I have always believed, with my Christianity, that there’s so much more to life than rugby. Being here gives me an enormous sense of purpose. I am not just here for rugby. I’m here to touch lives.”
Wiehahn Herbst is also from South Africa. The Sharks’ tighthead prop joined Ulster Rugby in summer 2014 on a three-year deal.
Paul Marshall is scrum-half for Ulster Rugby, and lives in Belfast with his wife and young daughter.
The three players will be interviewed by the BBC’s Mark Simpson. Shane Logan, Chief Executive of Ulster Rugby, will also talk about his faith.
In addition, there will be a quiz, a short time of worship, and personal prayer for those who would like to receive it.
The event is being sponsored by Christian Vision for Men and Divine Healing Ministries.