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
"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,"
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."
Internet Prayer Counselor Charlene Israel received the message.
"Well, we e-mailed Ian just to remind him of Gods Word and
Gods 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, its
just incredible. How could you explain that?"
"Within weeks things started to happen," Ian remarks. "Doors opened
up that I hadnt 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 companys 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. "Its a very clean way of transferring
funds, and its 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
CBN IS HERE FOR YOU!
Are you seeking answers in life? Are you hurting?
Are you facing a difficult situation?
A caring friend will be there to pray with you in your time of need.