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Is Your Money Here Today and Gone Tomorrow?

Even people making good money can be caught off-guard by a job loss. JD and Janet cashed in their retirement to pay bills and prepared for the worst. See what they did to climb out of debt and increase their income by 50 percent. Read Transcript


Reporter: FOR YEARS,

J.D. WORKED LONG HOURS AS A

REGIONAL SALES MANAGE IN

TEXAS.

HE AND HIS WIFE ALWAYS PAID

THEIR BILLS ON TIME.

AND THEN J.D. LOST HIS MONEY

IN THE STOCK MARKET CRASH OF

2008.

I NEVER SAW THIS COMING.

I WAS TERRIFIED.

I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT I WAS

GOING TO DO.

Reporter: AFTER SIX

WEEKS, J.D. STILL COULDN'T

FIND A JOB AND HIS SEVERANCE

PAY HAD RUN OUT.

SHORTLY AFTER THIS, HIS CAR

BROKE DOWN AND HE FOUND A

MAJOR LEAK IN THE FOUNDATION

OF HIS HOME THAT NEEDED

IMMEDIATE REPAIR.

IN JUST A FEW WEEKS, THE

COUPLE FELL $9,000 INTO

DEBT.

JANET'S INCOME COULDN'T

COVER THE BILLS.

SO J.D. HAD TO DIP INTO HIS

RETIREMENT.

WHEN HE GOT INTO THE

401K, THAT GOT SCARY.

WHEN THAT IS GONE, THAT'S

GONE.

THEN WHAT?

IT BEGAN TO WEAR ON ME.

I COULDN'T SLEEP AT NIGHT.

THERE WAS WEIGHT LOSS.

I COULDN'T EAT WELL.

I WOULD HAVE PANIC ATTACKS

JUST BECAUSE IT FELT LIKE

THE WHOLE WORLD WAS CLOSING

IN ON ME.

Reporter: J.D. AND

JANET BEGAN PRAYING TOGETHER

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THEIR

MARRIAGE.

AND J.D. STARTED WATCHING

"THE 700 CLUB."

THE LORD REACHED OUT TO

ME ABOUT A WOMAN WHO

EXPERIENCED SIMILAR

CIRCUMSTANCES, AND SHE JUST

PRAYED THAT THE LORD WOULD

GIVE HER A SECOND CHANCE.

AND THE INSTANT THAT I SAW

IT, I KNEW THAT IS WHAT I

NEEDED.

AND THE LORD JUST SPOKE TO

ME AND SAID THAT'S WHERE I

NEEDED TO GIVE.

Reporter: THE COUPLE

HAD HAD BEEN FAITHFUL

TITHING AT THEIR CHURCH,

EVEN DURING J.D.'s

UNEMPLOYMENT.

BUT GIVING BEYOND THAT WOULD

BE DIFFICULT.

IT WAS DIFFICULT TO

EXPLAIN TO MY WIFE WHY I WAS

GIVING WHEN I DON'T EVEN

HAVE A JOB.

BUT IT PUT ME OVER THE

LINE.

YOU CAN'T JUST SAY YOU HAVE

TRUST.

I NEEDED TO TAKE ACTION.

Reporter: JANET AGREED,

AND THEY BECAME "THE 700

CLUB" PARTNERS.

EVEN WHEN THEY HAD MEDICAL

BILLS, THEY CONTINUED TO

GIVE.

I SAID NO MATTER WHAT, NO

MATTER HOW BAD IT GETS, I'M

GOING TO CONTINUE TITHING

AND GIVING, LIKE I SAID I

WOULD, AND GOD IS GOING TO

DELIVER ME ONE WAY OR THE

OTHER.

Reporter: J.D.

STRUGGLED THROUGH FOUR

MONTHS OF UNEMPLOYMENT AFTER

THAT, BUT HE WAS FINALLY

HIRED, MAKING 10% MORE THAN

HIS LAST JOB.

THEN HE LANDED A JOB AS A

NATIONAL SALES REP, MAKING

50% MORE THAN HE EVER HAD

BEFORE.

WOW.

I KEPT SAYING WOW.

Reporter: J.D. AND

JANET PAID OFF THEIR $15,000

DEBT, AND TODAY THEY SAY

THEY'RE FREER THAN THEY HAVE

EVER BEEN BEFORE.

WE KNOW BY GIVING GOD

BLESSES US.

YOU WERE SEE IT.

GOD WANTED ME TO TRUST.

RATHER THAN WORSHIPPING HARD

WORK, WORSHIPPING MY

COMPANY, WORSHIPPING ALL

THOSE THINGS, I NEEDED TO

SURRENDER AND WORSHIP HIM.

YOU HAVE TO STEP OUT BY

FAITH.

YOU HAVE TO DO WHAT HE TELLS

YOU TO DO.

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