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Beardless 'Duck Dynasty' brother: God 'raised us up'

 

"Duck Dynasty's" beardless brother Alan Robertson believes his family’s fame and success is no coincidence.

"We really do believe God has raised us up," said Robertson in front of an attentive audience at a Salvation Army event in Pearl, Miss.

Robertson told Fox News that the cast of "Duck Dynasty” and the Salvation Army have a lot in common.

"One of the great things about the Salvation Army and the Robertson family is we're both trying to help people. Our family has been about reaching out and telling people about the good news about Jesus. And in essence, that's exactly what the Army does," said Robertson.

But this time it's the Salvation Army who needs the help.

On Jan. 3, 2014, a fire burnt down the Salvation Army in Jackson, Miss. It cost the organization $1.5 million in damages.

Captain Ken Chapman from the Salvation Army in Jackson said "Duck Dynasty" is part of God's plan to spread the message of Jesus.

"And so God is using a bunch of rednecks now to tell the story like the Robertsons, and doing it well, so their message is like our message," said Capt. Chapman.

Robertson is the oldest son in the show and was a minister for more than 20 years. He plays a vital role in the family's commitment to spreading the gospel.

"I talk about what I always talk about. Faith, family and ducks," he said.

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant (R) also has passion for the show.

"Oh I do, I love it, I love it.  I think it's because it's a family-based, faith-oriented show. I think America is yearning again to see that nuclear family, and to make sure our children understand what that really looks like," said Gov. Bryant.

"Duck Dynasty," which airs on A&E, is in its fifth season and is one of the highest rated shows in cable TV.

Kyle Rothenberg is part of the Junior Reporter program at Fox News. Get more information on the program here and follow them on Twitter: @FNCJrReporters

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