Viral Poet Hosanna Wong Speaks at Olivet Nazarene University

The popular spoken word artist brought a message of trusting in Christ during life’s uncertainties.
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Seth Hurd

March 5, 2024 Spiritual Life

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Viral Poet Hosanna Wong on Faith During Life’s Uncertainties

There aren’t many content creators in the world that can be described as a “viral poet,” but after seeing a single video from Hosanna Wong, it’s easy to understand how her spoken word art has reached millions with a Gospel message. Wong, renowned for her piece “I Have A New Name,” (see the video here) delivered an empowering message that resonated with students and faculty alike, drawing from her rich experiences and deep faith.

Wong’s journey is as inspiring as her words. Raised in the vibrant yet challenging environment of urban ministry on the streets of San Francisco, she developed a deep understanding of life’s complexities and the power of faith in Christ. Wong’s upbringing has profoundly influenced her approach to ministry and her ability to connect with diverse audiences, as Wong travels extensively across the United States, sharing Jesus’ message through her unique blend of spoken word poetry and testimony.

Speaking at Centennial Chapel, Wong reflected on these experiences, emphasizing the significance of faith in overcoming life’s adversities. She shared, “Faith is not about having all the answers; it’s about trusting God in the midst of questions.” This quote underscored her message about the steadfastness of faith amid uncertainties.

Wong also highlighted the importance of community in Christian life, drawing from her extensive experience working with various churches and ministries. “In our journey with Christ, community isn’t just a comfort; it’s a necessity,” she remarked, encapsulating her belief in the power of collective faith and support.

Hosanna Wong, alongside her husband Guy, continues to travel and speak, serving on teaching teams at churches across the United States. Her best-selling books, “How (Not) to Save the World,” and “You Are More Than You’ve Been Told!” reflect her commitment to equipping people with tools to share the gospel in today’s world.

Click here to watch Hosanna Wong’s full message at Centennial Chapel.

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Seth Hurd

Seth Hurd (’06, ’08 MOL, ’12 M. Hist) is the founder of Manx Solutions. He lives in St. Louis, MO with his wife Amanda, and daughters Ava and Emery.

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