YouTube vlogger Jimmy Darts shared his testimony of salvation and his story of generosity.
Jimmy Darts, is a BSSM graduate and a social media influencer with over 2.57 million subscribers on YouTube and 1.2 million followers on Instagram. His video contents revolve around kindness. In his videos posted on his YouTube channel, he is often seen going around to bless random strangers. He is doing this to show the love of Jesus Christ.
In an interview with Kris Vallotton, Jimmy, whose real name is Jimmy Kellogg, talked about his story. He was 18 years old when he got to know Jesus Christ after praying for his burnt sock one night after coming home from a party. The following morning, his sock was miraculously repaired of any damages, it’s like it’s brand new. At that moment, Jesus spoke to his heart.
“I’m not mad at you, I just want to be your friend,” Jimmy heard Jesus speaking to him.
Kindness & Generosity
After then, he saw a Billy Graham video about heaven and hell and got convicted. That’s when he finally gave his life to Jesus Christ. He was then healed from his horrible scoliosis miraculously after a man from church prayed for him.
“He wasn’t telling me to live a certain way, but He actually ripped out my heart and gave me a new heart that desired to live His way. I don’t feel obligated to live righteously, I feel like I get to live righteously.”
Jimmy’s salvation birthed a heart of kindness in him, he fell in love with generosity and that’s what he did afterward. He used his YouTube channel to show the generosity of Jesus Christ to everyone. Jimmy has helped many people in many different ways.
In one of his videos, he spent a day with a homeless man he saw on Miami beach. Little did he know that the man was suicidal before he met him. On their way home, the man wept and opened up to Jimmy about his struggles. He then posted the video on his social media accounts and asked his viewers for cash donations for the man.
Within just one day, that homeless man received over $30,000 from many generous people. Today, he went back home to his country and now has a home that could call his own. Jimmy and his followers were used by God to save and change the life of that man. There are more people who were blessed by Jimmy and his followers because of his videos.
“Deep down in everyone there’s a desire to do what Jesus did and live the way He did. Some people get a bad taste in their mouths because they see it misrepresented. But when you really just see true love displayed, no matter what you believe, no matter where you’re from, people want to get involved. That’s why we see people show up and donate.”
God saved Jimmy and used him to be an instrument of His kindness. God is also using you right now, do not underestimate your power of generosity because that can change lives. It doesn’t have to be grand, be kind in your own little way, bless others when God blesses you and you’ll see how you’re being an instrument of God’s love to other people.
Reference: YouTube | Kris Vallotton
Header Image: Jimmy Darts [@JimmyDarts]. Jimmy Darts. YouTube, March 5, 2023, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqqM8TaQRqE