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Where to Turn When Jobs and People Fail You

Frank and Leslie had failing careers and over $150,000 of debt. With their marriage also failing, they needed to act fast. See where they found the wisdom to make decisions that turned their lives around. Read Transcript


Reporter: BEFORE 2006,

FRANK AND LESLIE VIA REAL

WERE THRIVING FINANCIALLY.

FRANK WAS A ESTABLISHED

STOCKBROKER, AND LESLIE

PROSPERED AS AN

ENTREPRENEUR.

I OWNED A VERY SUCCESSFUL

DAY SPA.

IT WAS WRITTEN UP ON OPRAH,

AND I DEVELOPED A SKIN CARE

LINE.

I ACTUALLY HAD TWO SPAS.

Reporter: WHEN LESLIE

OPENED A THIRD SPA, SHE

DECIDED TO MAKE AN

INVESTMENT, BUT SHORTLY

AFTER RECEIVING THE LOAN,

HER PROFITS WERE DWINDLING.

OUR CLIENT BASE WAS DOWN,

AND WE OPENED A NEW LOCATION

AND SPENT ENTIRELY TOO MUCH

MONEY DOING IT.

Reporter: LESLIE WAS

FORCED TO CLOSE HER

BUSINESS, WHICH LEFT THEM

$150,000 IN DEBT.

AROUND THE SAME TIME, FRANK

SAW A SERIOUS DOWNTURN IN

INVESTMENT BANKING.

HE BEGAN LOOKING FOR A

BETTER-PAYING JOB.

THERE WERE SOME VERY

DIFFICULT FINANCIAL MARKETS

AT THE TIME.

WE HAD A LOT OF DEBT AS A

RESULT OF US RUNNING THAT

BUSINESS.

LESLIE AND I WERE NOT GOING

THROUGH A VERY GOOD TIME IN

OUR MARRIAGE AT ALL.

I THINK BOTH OF US WERE AT A

POINT WHERE WE HAD BOTH HAD

IT.

WE WERE BICKERING AND

ARGUING, AND THERE WAS JUST

A LOT OF ANIMOSITY IN OUR

HOME.

Reporter: THROUGH THEIR

DIFFICULT TIME, LESLIE DREW

ENCOURAGEMENT FOR HER

MARRIAGE AND FINANCES

THROUGH ONE OF HER FAVORITE

TELEVISION SHOWS, "THE 700

CLUB."

I WAS NOTICING THEY HAD

SEVERAL COUPLES, PEOPLE WHO

STARTED TITHING, AND THEY

HAD INCREDIBLE CHANGE IN

THEIR LIVES, HOW GOD HAD

DONE MIRACLES.

Reporter: LESLIE AND

FRANK DECIDED TO BECOME

PARTNERS TO "THE 700 CLUB."

I STARTED WRITING CHECKS

OUT TO "700 CLUB," AND

LITTLE BY LITTLE, THINGS

STARTED GETTING BETTER IN

OUR HOUSE.

Reporter: IN 2009,

FRANK GOT A NEW JOB.

HIS SIGNING BONUS ALLOWED

THEM TO PAY OFF ALL OF THEIR

DEBT AND STILL HAVE SOME

LEFT OVER.

WITH EVERY CHECK WE

WROTE, WE WERE SOWING SEEDS,

KNOWING THAT THE LORD WOULD

BLESS IT, AND HE DID.

Reporter: FRANK AND

LESLIE ARE STILL CBN

PARTNERS TODAY.

I'M REALLY GRATEFUL TO BE

PARTNERING WITH A MINISTRY

THAT HAS GIVEN ME SO MUCH.

IT HAS GIVEN ME SO MUCH

SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT.

GIVE TO THE LORD WHAT IS HIS

FIRST, AND HE'LL GIVE

EVERYTHING ELSE TO YOU.

ABOVE AND BEYOND, HE'LL

PROVIDE FOR YOU.

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