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What to do in a Financial Crisis

Andy was a half million dollars in debt. He thought the best way out was to die. God took him through a complete turn-around. The Christian Broadcasting Network: http://www.cbn.com. Read Transcript


I WAS BORROWING FROM

WHEREVER I COULD AT THE

TIME.

I WAS TAKING LOANS ON MY

HOUSE.

I WAS BASICALLY BORROWING

FROM PETER TO PAY PAUL AND I

WAS WORKING 20 HOURS A DAY

AND SPINNING MY WHEELS.

Reporter: ANDY WAS A

HALF MILLION DOLLARS IN

DEBT, AND HE COULD NO LONGER

HAND THE PRESSURE OF A

FAILING BUSINESS.

HIS CREDIT LINE WAS MAXED,

AND HE WAS ABOUT TO

FORECLOSURE ON HIS HOUSE.

SUICIDE SEEMED THE ONLY

OPTION.

I WAS EMPTY.

THE TANK WAS EMPTY.

AND THERE WAS NO FUTURE FOR

ME.

I HAD THE LITTLE BOY I

ALWAYS WANTED AND I HAD THE

WONDERFUL WIFE I ALWAYS

WANTED, BUT I WAS RUINING

THEIR LIVES AS WELL.

Reporter: HIS WIFE,

MARY JANE, BEGAN TO REALIZE

JUST HOW SERIOUS THE

SITUATION WAS.

SO SHE TURNED TO THE POWER

OF PRAYER AND ASKED GOD TO

TURN THE DECISION AROUND.

IT JUST CONFIRMED TO ME

GOD'S DESIRE TO GIVE US THE

DESIRES OF HIS HEART AND TO

WANT THE BEST FOR US.

Reporter: SHE ALSO

PRAYED FOR A FINANCIAL

BREAKTHROUGH.

SHE SAYS SHE FOUND THE

ANSWER ON "THE 700 CLUB,"

WHEN PAT ROBERTSON WAS

TEACHING ON TITHING.

SHE DECIDED IT WAS TIME TO

START GIVING.

SO SHE CALLED AND JOINED

"THE 700 CLUB."

ANDY WAS DUMBFOUNDED.

WHEN I FOUND OUT SHE WAS

GIVING MONEY TO "THE 700

CLUB," I THOUGHT SHE HAD HAD

TO BE NUTS.

IT IS MY MONEY.

WE NEED THE MONEY.

WHY ARE YOU GIVING THIS

MONEY AWAY?

Reporter: BUT MARY JANE

KEPT GIVING AND PRAYED THAT

GOD WOULD CHANGE ANDY'S

HEART.

THAT PRAYER WAS ANSWERED

WHEN MARY JANE CALLED ANDY

AT WORK.

ONE DAY SHE CALLED AND

SAID, WHEN YOU COMING HOME.

I SAID, HOW DO I KNOW WHEN

I'M COMING HOME.

IT'S 8:00 AT NIGHT.

AND SHE SAID, I JUST WANT TO

LET YOU KNOW THAT YOUR SON

SAID GOOD NIGHT TO YOUR

PICTURE.

IT KILLS ME.

IT STILL JUST KILLS ME.

I WAS LOSING THE MOST

PRECIOUS THINGS I HAD

BECAUSE OF WORK.

Reporter: ANDY ASKED

GOD TO TAKE OVER HIS

BUSINESS.

HE SAYS GOD TOLD HIM TO

CLOSE HIS BUSINESS, AND HE

DID.

HE GOT HIRED BY ANOTHER

COMPANY, AND THIS TIME HE

AGREED TO TITHE.

BUT ANDY HAD TO FACE HIS

CREDITORS IN COURT AND

SETTLE HIS $500,000 IN

DEBT.

I WENT TO COURT AND JUST

FELT THAT I DIDN'T NEED A

LAWYER.

GOD WAS WITH ME THROUGH ALL

OF THIS.

Reporter: EVERY

CREDITOR WAS WILLING TO WORK

FOR ANDY BECAUSE HE HAD NOT

FILED FOR BANKRUPTCY.

LARGE SUMS OF MONEY WERE

WAIVED, AND PAYMENT PRESENCE

PLANS WERE MADE ON THE

REST.

WE SETTLED EVERY ONE OF

THEM, ONE WAY OR THE OTHER.

I WAS THRILLED BECAUSE WE

HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO RELY

ON GOD AND FOLLOW HIM AND

JUST BE COMPLETELY DEPENDENT

ON HIM.

Reporter: THESE DAYS

ANDY'S PRIORITIES ARE IN

ORDER, AND HE PUTS GOD AND

FAMILY FIRST.

HE ALSO HAD A NEW WAREHOUSE

BUSINESS THAT IS VERY

SUCCESSFUL, EVEN IN TOUGH

ECONOMIC TIMES.

HE ATTRIBUTES THAT TO GOD'S

FAVOR BECAUSE THE MAGENELLOS

ARE FAITHFUL IN THEIR

GIVING.

IN THE BIBLE, IT IS THE

ONLY PLACE WHERE YOU CAN

TEST HIM.

IN MALACHI, HE SAYS TEST

HIM.

TEST HIM, GIVE IT A TRY.

HE'LL KNOCK YOUR SOCKS OFF.

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