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Ian and Be
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Answers From Heaven In E-Mail

By Gorman Woodfin

"The company was very difficult to start. Investors came and went," Ian explains.

Every year thousands of American businesses tragically close their doors due to bankruptcy. Christian business partners Ian Royle and Be Henry faced that very situation.

Ian and Be ran the struggling but award-winning company Australian Technologies. This high-tech firm based out of Houston, Texas, designs innovative products for the aerospace and oil industries.

But they found a unique way to deal with their impending financial collapse.

"When Ian was watching The 700 Club, he said, "Be, this is a great program. This is a great ministry. They have all these prayer requests, and we could put in a request for our finances, because that seems to be our only problem. "

They turned to a special Web site on the Internet called CBN.com, and e-mailed CBN's Internet prayer counselors.

"I suddenly realized that probably what I needed was a prayer partner and a good solid prayer partner, someone who understood my situation," says Ian.

With only 70 cents in the company account and facing sure financial ruin, they decided to e-mail their specific financial prayer requests to The 700 Club.

"The next day when I checked the e-mail -- Pop!-- and there was an answer from CBN," Be says. "I said, "Wow! This is a good, quick response." So I opened it up, and it was a prayer partner saying that they will pray with us." Charlene Israel

Internet Prayer Counselor Charlene Israel received the message.

"Well, we e-mailed Ian just to remind him of God’s Word and God’s faithfulness, that if two of us agree together on earth as touching anything in prayer, that God would answer the prayer," Charlene says. "We told him that all was not lost, that God could provide and turn his business around."

Ian and Be saw God dramatically answer their prayers.

"Boy, did things start happening! It was just incredible," Be recalls. "From just 70 cents in the bank account to over $100,000, it’s just incredible. How could you explain that?"

"Within weeks things started to happen," Ian remarks. "Doors opened up that I hadn’t seen before. One of the most remarkable things was that opportunities came from places I least expected it."

During their darkest financial times, Ian and Be decided their company would give $20 a month to The 700 Club. Since then, Ian increased his company’s giving to the Club Gold level and uses the convenience of CBN's Pledge Express.

"I use the pledge express that you offer," he says. "It’s a very clean way of transferring funds, and it’s a very safe way of doing it."

In a world filled with financial instability and uncertainty, Ian and Be are thankful for a ministry that is bold enough to branch out into the newest areas of Internet technology.

"The help that they give other people is an enormous undertaking," says Ian. "It just amazes me to think that they can do so many things in so many places at one time. The 700 Club stands for all the things that Jesus asked us to do."

Having someone willing to stand in the gap with you in prayer can make all the difference in the world. And as Ian and Be know, CBN prayer counselors are here, by phone and by the Internet, to pray with you. Every month, over 21,000 ministry e-mails are answered, and last year alone, over 130,000 Internet users received prayer and teaching. All this is made possible because of our faithful partners. For just 65 cents a day, $20 a month, you can be a part of a ministry that is making a difference in people's lives every day. Join today!

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