Baseball star, Adam Wainwright of the St. Louis Cardinals, invited all of his fans to read through the Bible in the course of this year.
He invited them to discover God’s Word and journey with him – and 13,000 fans responded to his invitation.
Adam is a 38-year-old pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals. This was his invitation on Twitter:
“Hey everybody. This won’t be for everyone, but it’s an important part of my life. Most of y’all probably just want to talk baseball, etc. BUT, if you want to read through the Bible with me In one year you can join my other twitter account … @walkingwwaino.”
Despite the baseball star’s 285,400 diverse followers, he opened up about how reading the Bible is very important to him. He encouraged them to read through the Bible throughout the year with him. Moreover, he set up another twitter account dedicated for the year-long Bible reading. Christian Headlines reports Adam saying, “he would begin reading selections each day from the Old and New Testaments and Psalms on Jan. 12 as part of an endeavor to read through God’s Word in one year.”
He also added, “This is a cool opportunity for me to walk through God’s Word in community with you. It’s my prayer that this would be a blessing and a daily encouragement to you all.”
In result, Adam’s new Twitter account Walking With Waino reached 13,500 followers. He mainly used the platform to post updates on his daily Bible readings.
After the baseball star’s public invitation to his over 200,000 followers, thousands then signed up. The church that Adam attends, St. Simons Community Church in Georgia, put up a website for them too, so that everyone who signed up on the site may receive daily journal insights via email.
Adam did not expect the people’s response to his invitation.
“I can’t believe the response on here so far!” he said on Twitter.
One person who replied on Twitter told him, “Your post was a complete God wink for my family. My 15-year-old just said not even a week ago that we should read the Bible in a year. I open Twitter today and here you are…we are both thrilled and can’t wait to start!”
Another wrote, “I’m in. I love baseball but I love Jesus and his word more! I am not a Cardinals fan but I am a fan of yours.”
Source: Christian Headlines