Online Alpha courses have become quite a hit during lockdown. Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud was one of thousands who took part.
French footballer Olivier Giroud has described Alpha online as a ‘fantastic experience’ that allowed him to share his faith with his mates.
Giroud, 34, signed up to the course during lockdown. He then posted a glowing endorsement video which was shared on social media by Rev Nicky Gumbel, of Holy Trinity Brompton.
Giroud said, “I did Alpha online this last two months. I have to say it was a fantastic experience… to share my faith with friends I invited to do Alpha… to share my faith not in a threatening way. I really enjoyed it, and I’m pleased my friends could enjoy it also. That’s the spirit!”
Giroud has certainly not shied away from sharing his faith in Christ. After being part of the 2018 World Cup-winning French side he said he was “very grateful to have the opportunity to live my dream. To live every single day for me is a day blessed.”
This article was taken from the October 2020 issue of Direction Magazine.