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When God Gives You an Upgrade

From scavenging for food to taking any job around, Todd and Dana knew what it was to hit bottom. But when they began to obey the laws of financial blessing, they prospered more than they even dreamed. Read Transcript


Reporter: DANA NEVER

THOUGHT IT WOULD COME TO

THIS: THAT HER FAMILY

FINANCES WOULD HIT ROCK

BOTTOM.

IT HAPPENED WHEN HER

HUSBAND, TODD, LOST HIS JOB

BECAUSE OF A DRUG

ADDICTION.

HE WENT INTO REHAB, AND DANA

STARTED CLEANING HOUSES AND

CORPORATE BUSINESSES JUST TO

MAKE ENDS MEET.

WHEN YOU LOSE EVERYTHING,

AND YOU HAVE NOT JUST

YOURSELF AND YOUR CHILDREN

TO PROVIDE FOR, NOTHING IS

BENEATH YOU.

Reporter: MANY OF THE

APARTMENTS DANA CLEANED HAD

JUST BEEN VAC CATED.

OFTEN SHE HAD FOUND UNOPENED

FOOD THAT WAS LEFT BEHIND

AND SHE WAS ABLE TO TAKE

HOME.

THERE WERE LOTS OF THINGS

I WAS ABLE TO TAKE HOME AND

MAKE MEALS OUT OF, AND IT

WAS LIKE FROM HEAVEN.

Reporter: DANA

REMEMBERS THE TOUGH CHOICES

SHE WAS FORCED TO MAKE.

I WAS TORN BETWEEN ARE WE

GOING TO HAVE GAS MONEY TO

GET TO THE NEXT JOB THAT IS

GOING TO GIVE ME MONEY, OR

ARE WE GOING TO HAVE CEREAL

FOR THEIR -- HAVE MILK FOR

THEIR CEREAL TOMORROW.

Reporter: DANA STARTED

WATCHING "THE 700 CLUB," AND

SHE WAS TAUGHT THE LAW OF

RECIPROCITY.

IF WE GO ABOVE AND BEHIND

GIVING, IT OPENS THE

BLESSINGS IN OUR LIVES.

Reporter: DANA STARTED

TITHING OFF THE LITTLE SHE

MADE CLEANING APARTMENTS.

SHE ALSO STARTED GIVING

CBN.

NOT LONG AFTER THAT, DANA

SAID GOD GAVE HER A CLEANING

JOB.

IT IT WAS EXACTLY $500.

IT ALLOWED ME TO PAY MY

RENT.

Reporter: DANA SAYS GOD

ALWAYS PROVIDED THEIR EVERY

NEED.

EVENTUALLY TODD GOT OUT OF

DRUG REHAB AND WENT BACK TO

WORK.

GOD HAS BLESSED

EVERYTHING.

IT IS A TRULY ABUNDANT

LIFE.

Reporter: TODAY THEY

BOTH HAVE STEADY JOBS, AND

THEY STILL GIVE TO CBN AS

"THE 700 CLUB" GOLD

MEMBERS.

JUST RECENTLY THEY BOUGHT

THEIR FIRST HOME.

WHEN WE OPENED THE DOOR

AND PUT THE KEY IN, I

CARRIED MY WIFE IN.

TO LOOK UP AND SEE THE LIGHT

COMING INTO THE BIG WINDOW,

IT WAS UNREAL.

I ASKED FOR A POND, AND GOD

GAVE US A LAKE.

ME AND MY SON GO FISHING A

LOT.

MATTHEW 6: 33: "WHEN YOU

SET YOUR EYES ON GOD, HE

KNOWS THE DESIRES OF OUR

HEART AND OUR NEEDS, AND HE

GIVES THAT AND SO MUCH MORE."

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