May 20, 2014
Sounds like the description of a Hollywood drama with A-list celebrities, right? Not in this case. It is I am Second’s upcoming film release, featuring international football (soccer) star Kaká… and you are invited to join in the fun.
Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite, known simply as Kaká, is arguably one of world’s best soccer players. Born in Brazil, Kaká signed his first contract when he was just 15 years old. Throughout his illustrious career, he has won multiple tournaments, been awarded soccer’s Ballon d’Or (“Golden Ball”), and included in Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People.
On June 11th, I am Second-Yo Soy Segundo will launch Kaká’s story as the FIFA World Cup is underway in his home country. With over 18 million Twitter followers and 25 million Facebook fans, the entire world will be exposed to God’s transformation in his life. The film is presented in Spanish, but will have subtitles in many languages. It will have the largest I am Second film audience ever!
Kaká is more than an accomplished athlete. He is a devoted, outspoken follower of Christ. After nearly facing paralysis from a pool injury, Kaká attributed his miraculous recovery to God. Since then, he has been known for his deliberate expressions of faith, both on and off the field. His story joins those of celebrities Fernando Arau and Myrka Dellanos in a growing library of Spanish-spoken and Spanish-subtitled films on I am Second.
Yo Soy Segundo is bringing the I am Second movement into Latin culture through the real stories of people who have been transformed by the Gospel.