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Sadie Robertson Huff, Friend Luis Matos Discuss Finding Identity in Christ: ‘[God] Knows Me’

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Sadie Robertson Huff, Friend Luis Matos Discuss Finding Identity in Christ: ‘[God] Knows Me’

By Movieguide® Contributor

Sadie Robertson Huff recently sat down with Luis Matos, a friend from an orphanage in the Dominican Republic who always found comfort in his relationship with God. 

“I grew up in an orphanage, and your family has been a part of that place for a long time. You and your family have been the ones who have treated us like family,” Matos said while appearing on an episode of Huff’s “WHOA That’s Good” podcast. 

Huff’s family would go to the Dominican Republic every year, always visiting Matos and keeping up with his life. As Matos got older, he decided to “pursue a career in college” but then “discovered I didn’t have a birth certificate.”

“In the Dominican Republic, that’s pretty hard because you can’t do anything — you can’t go to college, you can get a job, you can’t get a bank account,” he explained. “You’re just like a ghost walking around.”

As Matos worked to get a birth certificate that would allow him to attend college and travel outside of the Dominican Republic, Huff and her family were there with him every step of the way. 

“One thing I will always be grateful for [is] you and your family,” he told Huff. “You always stayed with me. You guys were always praying for me.”

Matos waited for seven years to get a birth certificate and admitted that he often got “desperate” and “would question God.”

“And in those moments of desperation and just not trusting God, that’s when everything started to be like, ‘Alright, you really want your blessings? I’m going to give you your blessings,’ and then everything started working out perfectly,” he said. 

Today, Matos is married to Brittany, who was doing mission work in the Dominican Republic when she met Matos. The couple have a son, A.J., and now live in Louisiana. Matos also recently graduated from Liberty University. 

While Matos is overjoyed to finally have a birth certificate and the ability to fulfill his dreams of living in America with his family, he shared a recent realization. 

“I thought all along that having my ID was the goal, but now I feel that I was wrong,” Matos explained. “I didn’t have a birth certificate, [but] I had an identity already. I had the identity of the son of the creator of the universe. The fact that He knows me, He knew me before…I don’t care about a piece of paper because I know that the one, the boss, the one up there, He knows my name.”

 

Huff posted a clip from her conversation with Matos and Brittany on Instagram, writing, “I first met Luis in the Dominican Republic when we were around 10 years old. Sometimes disappointment can detour us from our destiny, but I’ve watched Luis and Brittany continually move past every roadblock with kindness and grace. I’ve been able to watch them step into their destiny, and their story continues to inspire me. I know they will inspire you as well!”

Huff’s “WHOA That’s Good” podcast boasts over 40 million listens, per her website, and she takes her platform seriously. She also recently reminded other influencers to think about the type of content they’re putting out into the world. 

Huff encouraged people with a large platform to be a light in the world, adding, “That doesn’t mean that it all has to be, like, you preaching. Or it doesn’t always have to be, like, explicitly…opening up the word and reading it. People will know you by the fruit.”

Movieguide® previously reported on Huff’s conversation with Pastor Matt Chandler:

Sadie Robertson Huff and pastor and author Matt Chandler recently discussed what it means to be “uniquely made.”

Huff quoted from Chandler’s latest book, “The Overcomers” — “‘We have to know that we’re made in the image of God, we have to know that we’re a child of God, and we have to know that we are uniquely made,’” — and asked Chandler to explain those three factors further.

“I think we’re perpetually in a world trying to deform us, and these three things actually form us,” he said. “It’s how we continue to grow into the fullness of what God’s made available to us in the person and work of Jesus Christ.”


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