Houston Astros Star to Fulfill Long-Time Promise Worth $100,000 Made to Hometown

Published 12/27/2021, 8:45 AM EST

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Houston Astros’ pitcher, Framber Valdez, has invested his time and money in a noble work, fulfilling a promise he made to god when he was just 14. Framber has been part of the Astros team since the 2018 season.

Notably, Framber has shown his heroics to pave the way for his team to three World Series during his career. The Spanish player is making a church in his own hometown.


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Framber fulfilling the promise to god in the Dominican Republic

28-year-old Framber Valdez had asked God for his welfare, and health for his family, and made the almighty a promise to return the kindness by building a church. Back in his young years, when he was 14, he saw a church in bad shape and made the promise to help Pastor Antonio.

Framber revealed, ” I had always asked God to continue helping and blessing me, and in return I would build a church in Guayacanes for Pastor Antonio. As he has achieved great heights in his career he has started working on his promise in his hometown. “Right now, I’m fulfilling this goal. I’m very focused on two things – my career and building this church,’’ he further added about his current priorities.


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Valdez is investing 2 million Dominican Pesos (around $100,000) in a 1,500 square-foot structure. Notably, the church room will have a room for 50 people, and Framber is planning to open it by the new year.


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Remarkably, Framber is not doing it for any profits, and just to fulfill his pledge to God. Framber said, ”If I build you this church, you give me this,’ because I don’t like that. I don’t like feeling like this is a business deal. I’m doing this because I made a promise.”


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It is admirable that at such a young age, Framber has done as noble a deed for his hometown. Apart from athletes’ own determination, the support of their hometown people and fans always play a crucial role in their confidence. The sportsman has set a rather positive example for the upcoming generation of baseball players.

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Shreya Verma


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Shreya Verma is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. A post-graduation student in political science, Shreya is also a professional 10m air pistol shooter. Taking after her athlete father, she was naturally inclined towards the athletic life.
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