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Trying the Impossible Financially

Dale's real estate job crashed with the economy. Desperate and living in a cheap motel, he was inspired by God to take a courageous action that freed him financially. See how you can be free too. Read Transcript


Reporter: AFTER HIS

DIVORCE, DALE LAWSON

STRUGGLED FINANCIALLY.

BECAUSE HE WAS A REALTOR

WHEN THE HOUSING MARKET

CRASHED, HIS INCOME CRASHED

WITH IT.

I ONLY GET PAID IF I SELL

SOMETHING.

I WAS A LITTLE OVER $100,000

IN DEBT IN CREDIT CARD AND

INSTALLMENT LOAN DEBT.

Reporter: DALE TRIED TO

MAKE MINIMUM PAYMENTS EACH

MONTH ON THAT DEBT, BUT EVEN

THAT WAS PROVING TO BE

IMPOSSIBLE.

I FELT EXTREMELY

DESPERATE, REALIZING I HAD

SO MUCH GOING OUT AND NOT

ENOUGH COMING IN TO EVEN BE

CLOSE TO MAKING THOSE

PAYMENTS.

AT THAT POINT, IT WAS JUST A

NIGHTMARE.

Reporter: DALE

EVENTUALLY MOVED OUT OF HIS

HOME AND INTO A CHEAP

MOTEL.

IT HAD OLD PANELLED WALLS

THAT WERE PAPER THIN.

YOU COULD HEAR EVERYTHING

GOING ON IN THE HOTEL.

Reporter: BUT IT WAS AT

A HOTEL LIKE THIS THAT DALE

DECIDED TO FAST AND PRAY.

IT WAS THERE THAT GOD

REVEALED A VERY SPECIFIC

TRUTH TO HIM.

MY LIFE FINANCIALLY, AND

IN MANY OTHER WAYS, SEEMED

TO DRASTICALLY CHANGE FOR

THE NEGATIVE BECAUSE OF NOT

TITHING.

Reporter: SO DALE

IMMEDIATELY STARTED TO TITHE

AGAIN, EVEN THOUGH HE SAYS

IT WAS VERY HARD.

THAT MONEY SHOULD HAVE

WENT FOR PAYMENTS.

IT SHOULD HAVE WENT TO THE

DEBT.

IT DIDN'T MAKE SENSE.

BUT IT MADE SENSE IN THAT I

KNEW GOD WAS THERE AND THAT

HE WOULD HELP ME.

Reporter: DALE SAYS GOD

DID BEGIN TO HELP HIM.

EVERY MONTH THAT WENT BY

THAT I DIDN'T MISS ANY

PAYMENTS JUST KEPT BUILDING

MY FAITH AND HELPING ME

TRUST GOD EACH MONTH EVEN

MORE.

Reporter: ONE MONTH

DALE SAW THE BILLS COME DUE,

AND NEEDED MORE THAN HE HAD

COMING IN IN COMMISSIONS.

THAT MONTH HE RECEIVED A

BONUS PAYMENT, A GIFT ABOVE

AND BEYOND THE COMMISSION

SHE WAS DUE.

I GET THIS CHECK AT MY

OFFICE IN THE MAIL FROM A

DOCTOR AND HIS WIFE FOR THE

EXACT AMOUNT OF THOSE

PAYMENTS, WHICH WAS $2,000.

Reporter: CONVINCED

THAT GOD WAS AT WORK IN HIS

FINANCES, DALE DECIDED TO

INCREASE THIS GIVING.

I FELT LIKE I NEEDED TO

GIVE EVEN MORE.

AND, AGAIN, THIS IS WHERE

THE TEACHING ON "THE 700

CLUB" AND CHRISTIAN

TELEVISION REALLY HELPED

ME.

OTHER PEOPLE'S TESTIMONIES

REALLY HELPED ME REALIZE I

WANTED TO GIVE EVEN MORE.

Reporter: DALE BECAME A

CBN PARTNER.

AND HE NOTICED EVEN MORE

DRAMATIC BUSINESS GROWTH IN

A SHRINKING ECONOMY.

I BEGAN TO SEE MY DEBTS

GET PAID OFF.

A LITTLE HERE, A LITTLE

THERE.

SOMETIMES A LOT.

I WASN'T WORKING ANY MORE

HOURS.

I WASN'T WORKING ANY

HARDER.

I WASN'T DOING ANYTHING

DIFFERENT, AND YET IT WAS

VERY CLEAR THAT GOD WAS

BRINGING THE COSTUMERS.

Reporter: BY THE END OF

THE THIRD YEAR, DALE WAS

GIVING AWAY EVEN MORE.

THAT YEAR HE PAID OFF THE

LAST OF HIS $100,000 DEBT.

MY DEBT BEGAN BEING PAID

OFF IN LARGE LUMPS, 7,000,

10,000, $15,000, JUST FROM

SALES.

Reporter: DALE

EVENTUALLY REMARRIED AND HAS

TWO CHILDREN.

THE COUPLE CURRENTLY GIVE,

AND RECENTLY DOUBLED THEIR

PLEDGE TO CBN BECAUSE THEY

KNOW THE PRINCIPLE OF GIVING

WORKS.

TO ANYONE SKEPTICAL ABOUT

GIVING OVER AND ABOVE THE

TITHE, AND GIVING TO AN

ORGANIZATION LIKE CBN, I

WOULD BEG THE THEM -- BEG

THEM TO TRY IT.

BEG THEM TO SEE WHAT GOD

WILL DO FOR THEM.

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