When we interviewed Survivor: Redemption Island contestant Matt Elrod, an outspoken Christian, earlier this week, he talked about wanting to proclaim God's glory while on the show.
He also said, "I would love for Survivor to start a revival, but if God is planting seeds into non-believers and encouraging Christians, that's enough for me."
That prayer, at least, has already been answered. One of Elrod's fellow contestants, Julie Wolfe, lost a three-way competition on Wednesday's episode that eliminated her from the game. Before walking away, though, she told host Jeff Probst that she had participated mainly to win the million-dollar grand prize, "but I'm walking away with something bigger." She glanced at Elrod and said, "I see Matt's story with God, and I am looking forward to going back home and finding a church and getting involved."
In recent interviews, Wolfe, a firefighter, has said that Elrod's outspoken faith showed her "that I was on Survivor for a reason ...1