Candace Payne had been praying for ways to share her faith with people outside her local church. She could never have imagined the way God would answer her prayers. In May 2016, she shared a purchase she made with her Facebook friends by posting a video of herself wearing a mask of the Star Wars character Chewbacca. While recording the video, Payne got tickled, and began to laugh. Her laughter drew in her friends who shared the video with their friends, quickly growing into a Facebook trend with 20 million views. Payne’s success opened doors for her to speak on television and at a Texas youth gathering. In those settings, she urged others to be diligent, patient, and obedient to Christ. Payne said, “[God is} opening doors of influence and possibilities to be able to reach people upon people that have never heard the name of Jesus!”—Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell
"Chewbacca Laughter" Brings an Unexpected Platform, By DanVan Veen,http://penews.org/features/chewbacca-laughter-brings-an-unexpected-platform, Accessed May 26, 2016.
Galatians 5:13 (HCSB) “For you were called to be free, brothers; only don’t use this freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but serve one another through love.”