Everyone is used to the preacher on the television asking for donations, but have you ever heard of a televangelist asking for a private jet? That is exactly what one televangelist in Louisiana asked his followers for, a $54 million private jet. The new jet would be his fourth plane and would be used for spreading the gospel around the world without having to stop for fuel.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Watch "this Week with Jesse" as Jesse shows the importance of using aviation as an amazing tool for evangelizing the world! Tune in each Monday at <a href="https://t.co/hnG6BhPAvH">https://t.co/hnG6BhPAvH</a> or on our JDM App. Click to watch <a href="https://t.co/PLfSYt2A3U">https://t.co/PLfSYt2A3U</a> <a href="https://t.co/sAvKskmokO">pic.twitter.com/sAvKskmokO</a></p>— Jesse Duplantis (@jesse_duplantis) <a href="https://twitter.com/jesse_duplantis/status/998654858583519232?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 21, 2018</a></blockquote>
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Jesse Duplantis asked his followers for the kingly gift last week during a segment of his show called "This Week With Jesse". According to Duplantis, he needs the funds for the newest ministry plane because he used up his previous three jets by "burning them up for the Lord Jesus Christ." He also said God himself spoke to him and told him to get a Falcon 7X so he can spread the word of God around the planet.
"He said, 'Jesse, you wanna come up where I'm at?'" Duplantis said. "And I said, 'What do you mean?' He said, 'I want you to believe in me for a Falcon 7X,'" the televangelist claimed. When he tried to brainstorm how he could pay for the extravagant aircraft, he recalled something God said to him in 1978. "'Jesse, I didn't ask you to pay for it, I asked to believe for it,'" Duplantis said quoting the words spoken to him by the Lord.
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Duplantis showcased his three other jets in the same video in which he asks for the money to buy a fourth. "We believe in God for a brand new Falcon 7X so we can go anywhere in the world, one stop," Duplantis said. His current jets allow him to traverse the globe but not without stopping for fuel. "And if I can do it one stop, I can fly it for a lot cheaper, because I have my own fuel farm. And that’s what’s been a blessing of the Lord," Duplantis said.
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