In case you needed more reasons to love Duck Dynasty star, Sadie Robertson and Christian rapper, Lecrae, we’ve got 900 of them. Yep, you heard right. 900! Last weekend, the duo delivered testimonies to thousands of “unchurched students” as part of an annual mission event put on by the organization, Reaching Untouched Students for Him (RUSH).
After hearing Sadie and Lecrae speak, 925 of the attendees decided to commit their lives to Christ. Whoa. Just whoa. That’s pretty huge. If you think about it, that’s 925 souls that were once lost and have now been found. That’s 925 children that are one step closer to building a meaningful relationship with God, their Father. That deserves a slow clap!
Marc Pritchett, the founder of RUSH Ministries had this to say about the success of the event: “[The kids] realize not only is being a Christian fun, not only is it cool, but also, eternal hope is sandwiched within all that stuff. I think that’s probably the reason why we see so many kids come to Christ rather than at a Christian festival – we reach them first, if that makes sense. Then we present the Gospel. They let their guard down a little bit, and when the Gospel is preached, it does what it does. No one can take credit for that except certainly Jesus. We speak that out and it goes out and is received.”
Why do we love this?
Whether we like to admit it or not, celebrities have a huge influence on the lives of young adults. Many celebrities, however, tend to behave and speak in ways that conflict with the messages in the Bible, thus driving people away from God. That is why it is so refreshing to read about Sadie and Lecrae who are using their public platform to deliver God’s message and to help bring His children closer to Him. They are shinning examples of what it means to live by these words:
“My mouth will tell of your righteous acts, of your deeds of salvation all the day, for their number is past my knowledge. With the mighty deeds of the Lord God I will come; I will remind them of your righteousness, yours alone. O God, from my youth you have taught me, and I still proclaim your wondrous deeds. So even to old age and gray hairs, O God, do not forsake me, until I proclaim your might to another generation, your power to all those to come.” – Psalms 71:15-18