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When Unemployment Lasts a Long Time

Jody’s “temporary” unemployment lasted for a whole year. He eventually took two jobs but worked nonstop and missed his family. Then Jody & Vicki made a choice that gave them 70% more income than both jobs did. It can work for you too. Read Transcript


Reporter: WHEN JODY FRY

LOST HIS JOB, HE THOUGHT IT

WOULD BE EASY TO FIND

ANOTHER.

HE WAS WRONG.

HE REMAINED UNEMPLOYED FOR

ONE YEAR.

THAT TAXED THE FAMILY

EMOTIONALLY AND

FINANCIALLY.

IT WAS TOUGH.

AND THERE WAS JUST NO PLACE

TO GO WITH IT.

PIER

OUR CHILDREN WERE YOUNG,

AND WE HAD JUST BOUGHT A

HOUSE, SO THERE WAS THIS

IMMENSE PRESSURE OF NOW WHAT

DO WE DO?

Reporter: SO WHEN JODY

GOT NOT ONE, BUT TWO JOB

OFFERS, HE TOOK BOTH.

THE FAMILY'S FINANCES

STARTED TO REBOUND, BUT THEY

WERE ALL PAYING A PRICE FOR

JODY'S LONG HOURS.

IT BECAME NORMAL I WASN'T

GOING TO BE AROUND FOR

DINNER.

I WOULD LEAVE AT 5:00 IN THE

MORNING AND GET HOME AROUND

7:00 AT NIGHT AND THEN GO

DOWNSTAIRS AND WORK.

EVERY TIME I WOULD HEAR,

IT'S OKAY, DAD, THAT YOU

CAN'T BE THERE, IT JUST TORE

ME UP.

Reporter: BUT THE

FAMILY COULDN'T SEEM TO MAKE

IT FINANCIALLY ON ONE

SALARY, SO JODY KEPT

WORKING.

ON THE MORNING, IN THE

TRAIN RIDE IN, I WOULD SLEEP

BECAUSE I DIDN'T SLEEP AT

NIGHT.

MOST OF MY LUNCHES WERE WORK

WORKING FOR THE OTHER JOB.

MY VACATIONS WERE ALL SPENT

DOING SALES CALLS.

Reporter: AFTER YEARS

OF WORKING AT THAT PACE,

JODY WAS EXHAUSTED.

HE QUIT HIS FULL-TIME JOB TO

FOCUS ON SALES.

AT THE SAME TIME, HE STARTED

TO WATCH "THE 700 CLUB."

I HEARD PAT TALKING ABOUT

BRINGING GOD THE TITHES.

AND THAT HE WOULD JUST POUR

OUT HIS BLESSINGS ON YOU.

THAT'S WHAT REALLY STARTED

OPENING UP MY EYES.

Reporter: JODY AND

VICKI BEGAN TO TITHE AND

GAVE TO CBN.

OVER THE NEXT TWO YEARS,

JODY SAYS HIS SALES OF

BUSINESS EQUIPMENT SOARED.

LOOKING BACK, HE REALIZED HE

WAS MAKING MORE MONEY

WORKING HALF THE HOURS HE

PREVIOUSLY WORKED DOING TWO

JOBS.

THERE WAS A 70% INCREASE

IN MY SALES VOLUME, WORKING

LESS TIME.

AND WHEN I STARTED TO THINK

ABOUT THAT, I'M LIKE, THERE

IS NO WAY I COULD HAVE SET

THE STAGE FOR THAT.

THAT'S JUST GOD SAYING, HEY,

YOU'RE STARTING TO PAY

ATTENTION TO HIM.

Reporter: TODAY THE

FRYS ARE MEMBERS OF CBN'S

CHAIRMAN'S CIRCLE.

JODY SAYS HE NO LONGER

MISSES MEALS WITH HIS FAMILY

AND HE LOVES THE TIME HE CAN

SPEND WITH HIS TEENAGERS.

I LOVE THE TIME I CAN

SPEND WITH MY FAMILY, AND I

HAVE 50% MORE INCOME COMING

IN.

I WOULD ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO

TITHE, AND TO WATCH "THE 700

CLUB" IF THEY DON'T

UNDERSTAND THE PRINCIPLE AND

WHAT THAT MEANS.

AND THE CHALLENGE IS, WHAT

ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

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