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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 ever dreamed. Read Transcript


Reporter: DANA HOURTON

NEVER THOUGHT IT WOULD COME

TO THIS, THAT HER FAMILY

FINANCES 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 TO MAKE

ENDS MEET.

WHEN YOU LOSE EVERYTHING,

AND YOU HAVE NOT JUST

YOURSELF, BUT YOUR CHILDREN

TO PROVIDE FOR, NOTHING IS

BENEATH YOU.

Reporter: MANY OF THE

APARTMENTS DANA CLEANED HAD

JUST BEEN VA VACATED.

OFTEN SHE FOUND UNOPENED

FOOD THAT SHE WAS ALLOWED TO

TAKE HOME.

IT WAS LIKE MANA FROM

HEAVEN.

Reporter: DANA

REMEMBERS THE TOUGH CHOICES

SHE WAS FORCED TO MAKE.

I WAS REALLY 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 MILK FOR THEIR CEREAL

OR ANYTHING THEY MIGHT NEED

TOMORROW, AND I CHOSE THE

GAS.

Reporter: DANA WAS

DESPERATE FOR ANSWERS.

SHE STARTED WATCHING "THE

700 CLUB," WHERE SHE HEARD

ABOUT THE LAW OF

RESIPROCITY.

WHAT THAT TAUGHT ME IS I

COULD SOW INTO THE KINGDOM,

AND THAT OPENS THE DOOR FOR

GOD'S BLESSINGS TO JUST

START MOVING IN OUR LIVES.

Reporter: DANA STARTED

TITHING OFF THE LITTLE SHE

MADE CLEANING APARTMENTS.

SHE ALSO STARTED GIVING TO

CBN.

NOT LONG AFTER THAT, DANA

SAYS GOD PROVIDED HER WITH A

CLEANING JOB THAT TOOK CARE

OF THE NEXT MONTH'S RENT.

IT WAS EXACTLY $500 SHE

PAID ME FOR THAT JOB.

GOD PROVIDED A WAY FOR ME TO

MEET MY NEEDS.

Reporter: DANA SAYS GOD

ALWAYS PROVIDED THEIR

NEEDS.

EVENTUALLY TODD BEAT HIS

DRUG ADDICTION, GOT OUT OF

REHAB, AND WENT BACK TO

WORK.

LIFE NOW IS SO EXCITING.

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 WALKED IN THE

DOOR AND PUT THE KEY IN, I

CARRIED MY WIFE IN, TO LOOK

UP AND SEE THE LIGHT COMING

THROUGH THE BIG WINDOW IS

UNREAL.

I ASKED FOR A POND, AND GOD

GAVE US A LAKE.

AND SO ME AND MY SON GO

FISHING A LOT.

WE ALL GO FISHING, BUT GOD

GAVE US THIS HOUSE.

HE SAYS IN MATTHEW 6: 23,

HE KNOWS OUR NEEDS, AND HE

GIVES THAT AND SO MUCH

MORE.

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