May 19, 2011
'Survivor' Contestant 'Lost Game but Won Souls'
Matt Elrod didn't win the $1 million, but says 'God was with me every step of the way'
Outspoken Christian Matt Elrod had hoped his faith would not only carry him, but affect his fellow competitors and viewers on the recently-finished Survivor: Redemption Island, and it seems his prayers were answered.
A few fellow contestants were emboldened by Elrod's faith and example, including one who said she was going to find a Christian church when she returned home.
"God was with me every step of the way," Elrod is quoted in a recent story in the Christian Post. "I praise His name for just letting me be a vessel for Him. That's been my reward for all the struggle and all the strife I've been through."