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700 Club Interactive: Story and Song - November 20, 2012

Singer, songwriter Matthew West shares about his music and his journey. Read Transcript


Gordon: HE FOUND

SUCCESS RIGHT OUT OF

COLLEGE.

ALL OF A SUDDEN THIS

BIG-TIME RECORD LABEL SAW

POTENTIAL IN ME AND SAID, WE

WANT TO SIGN YOU TO A DEAL.

Gordon: BUT HE NEARLY

LOST IT ALL.

I'M LAYING IN A HOSPITAL

BED, AND IT FEELS LIKE THAT

DREAM IS JUST SLIPPING

FURTHER AND FURTHER OUT OF

MY REACH.

Gordon: DISCOVER THE

STORY BEHIND HIS MUSIC ON

TODAY'S "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

ON "700 CLUB INTERACTIVE,"

WE USE TECHNOLOGY TO PRAY

FOR EACH OTHER AND EXPLORE

TOPICS THAT MATTER TO YOU.

WATCH WHAT GOD IS DOING IN

THE WORLD TODAY.

Gordon: WELL, WELCOME

TO THE SHOW.

AS A SINGER, MATTHEW WEST

HAS SOLD MILLIONS OF

ALBUMS.

HE HAS WON AWARDS AND WAS

NOMINATED FOR A GRAMMY.

Terry: RECENTLY WE SAT

DOWN WITH MATTHEW, AND HE

TOLD US HOW HE THOUGHT HIS

CAREER WAS OVER BEFORE IT

EVEN BEGAN.

WATCH THIS.

I LOOK AT MY LIFE AND I

FEEL LIKE MUCH OF MY LIFE

HAS BEEN DEFINED BY THESE

MAJOR, LIKE,

DREAM-THREATENING

EXPERIENCES.

I WENT TO COLLEGE AND I

STUDIED MUSIC.

I HAD DISCOVERED THIS LOVE

FOR SONGWRITING.

I GRADUATED.

I MOVED TO NASHVILLE SIX

WEEKS LATER AND I WAS ON MY

WAY.

ALL OF A SUDDEN THIS

BIG-TIME RECORD LABEL SAW

POTENTIAL IN ME AND SAID WE

WANT TO SIGN YOU TO A DEAL.

AND I'LL NEVER FORGET, IT

WAS THE LAST FRIDAY OF JULY,

2002, AND I LOCKED MYSELF

OUT OF MY HOUSE AND I

ATTEMPTED TO OPEN A WINDOW

AT MY HOUSE, AND AS I WAS

OPENING MY WINDOW, MY HAND

FELL OFF THE WINDOWSILL AND

I FELL THROUGH THE GLASS.

I SEVERED AN ARTERY AND MY

LEFT ARM.

I SPENT FIVE DAYS EN THE

HOSPITAL, THREE SURGERIES

JUST TO RESTORE BLOOD FLOW

TO MY ARM AND MAY HAND.

I'M LAYING IN A HOSPITAL

BED, AND IT FEELS LIKE THAT

DREAM IS SLIPPING FURTHER

AND FURTHER OUT OF MY

REACH.

I'M LOOKING DOWN AND I SEE

HUNDREDS OF STITCHES ON MY

ARM AND I'M HELPLESS.

THERE WERE SEVERAL MONTHS OF

NOT KNOWING HOW MY HAND WAS

GOING TO RECOVER.

DEFINITELY AN UNEASY SEASON

AND MY LIFE.

I REBOUNDED.

I WAS ABLE TO PLAY THE

GUITAR.

I'M WRITING THESE SONGS.

I FELT LIKE MY CAREER WAS

TAKING THIS JUMP TO THE NEXT

LEVEL.

AND ALL OF A SUDDEN I JUST

HAD A HARD TIME SINGING.

AND THEN IT GOT TO THE POINT

WHERE I COULD BARELY SPEAK.

THEY TOLD ME AS A LAST

RESORT, I WAS GOING TO NEED

TO HAVE SURGERY ON MY VOCAL

CHORDS.

EVEN WITH THAT SURGERY, THEY

SAID THERE WASN'T A

GUARANTEE THAT I WOULD BE

ABLE TO SING LIKE I ONCE DID

BEFORE.

MY DREAMS ARE COMING TO A

SCREECHING HALT, AND I'M

WONDERING WHAT IS GOING ON.

LIKE, THIS IS NOT PART OF MY

PLAN.

OUT OF THAT SEASON WHERE I

HAD NOTHING TO SAY, I FELT

LIKE GOD BEGAN TO SHOW ME

WE'VE ALL GOT SOMETHING TO

SAY.

OUR LIVES HAVE THE CHANCE TO

SPEAK A LIFE-CHANGING

MESSAGE TO THE WORLD.

I HAD THIS IDEA TO EXTEND AN

INVITATION TO ANYBODY AND

EVERYBODY WHO WANTED TO

SHARE THE STORY OF THEIR

LIFE.

I GOT A FEW MORE STORIES

THAN I BARGAINED FOR.

I THOUGHT I WOULD GET A

COUPLE HUNDRED.

WE GOT 10,000.

* SHOW ME THE CREATIVE

PURPOSE *

* SO I CAN START LIVING

RIGHT NOW *

AND SO I WOULD NOTICE HOW

MANY STORIES THERE WERE OF

WOMEN WHO HAD BEEN THE

VICTIMS OF ABUSE AND HAD

THEIR INNOCENCE STOLEN, AND

THEN IT STILL WAS WITH THEM

AS ADULTS.

THEY WERE STRUGGLING TO SEE

HOW GOD COULD SOMEHOW REDEEM

THAT BROKEN PART OF THEIR

LIFE.

* YOU'RE NOT WORTHLESS LIKE

THEY MADE YOU FEEL *

* THERE IS A LOVE THEY CAN

NEVER STEAL AWAY *

* AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO STAY

THE BROKEN GIRL *

THAT SONG HAS NEVER BEEN

ON THE RADIO, BUT OF ALL OF

THE SONGS I'VE WRITTEN, I

GET MORE LETTERS ABOUT THAT

SONG.

AND SO I'VE COME TO REALIZE

THAT SOMETIMES THE HARDEST

TOPICS TO ADDRESS ARE THE

ONES THAT NEED TO BE

ADDRESSED.

EVEN IN THIS INTERVIEW,

WE'VE TOUCHED ON NOT MY

SUCCESSES, BUT MY THROAT

SURGERY AND THE INJURY TO MY

ARM AND THOSE NOT SO GOOD

CHAPTERS IN MY LIFE HAVE

BEEN THE ONES WHERE I CAN

POINT TO AND GO THOSE ARE

DEFINING MOMENTS WHERE GOD

DID AMAZING WORK IN MY

LIFE.

I SAW HIM AT WORK.

I FELT HIM AT WORK.

AND I'M FOREVER CHANGED

BECAUSE OF IT.

THAT'S WHAT PEOPLE WANT TO

KNOW.

REALLY?

CAN GOD REALLY WORK

SOMETHING GOOD OUT OF MY

DAUGHTER GETTING KILLED BY A

DRUNK DRIVER?

REALLY?

CAN GOD WORK SOMETHING GOOD

OUT OF MY CHILDHOOD ABUSE?

I'M STRUGGLING TO BELIEVE

IT, AND IT IS WEIGHING ME

DOWN.

AND I WANT MORE THAN

ANYTHING TO KNOW THAT

HEALING CAN BE FOUND,

FREEDOM CAN BE FOUND, AND A

FEW CHAPTER CAN BEGIN IN THE

STORY OF MY LIFE.

Gordon: THOSE ARE THE

HARD QUESTIONS.

CAN GOD TRULY WORK ALL

THINGS TOGETHER FOR GOOD,

FOR THEM WHO LOVE HIM.

SOMETIMES DURING THE VERY

HARD MOMENTS OF LIFE, WHERE

YOU GO, THIS IS FAIR.

THIS ISN'T JUST.

THERE IS NOTHING RIGHTEOUS

OR RIGHT ABOUT WHAT I'M

GOING THROUGH.

WE'VE GOT TO KEEP IN MIND

THAT GOD'S WILL IS NOT

ALWAYS BEING DONE ON EARTH.

THAT'S WHY JESUS ASKED US TO

PRAY THAT GOD'S WILL WOULD

BE DONE ON EARTH AS IT IS IN

HEAVEN.

NOW, IN HEAVEN, IS THERE

ANYBODY SICK?

IS THERE ANYONE WHO THROWS

THEIR ARM THROUGH A WINDOW

AND CUTS A MAJOR ARTERY?

DOES THAT EVER HAPPEN?

DOES ANYBODY FACE SURGERY

FOR THEIR VOCAL CHORDS?

NO.

THAT'S GOD'S WILL.

AND SO WHEN YOU COMPARE IT

TO WHAT IS HAPPENING ON

EARTH, IT'S NOT BEING DONE

HERE.

SO IT'S UP TO US.

WE'VE BEEN COMMISSIONED AS

AMBASSADORS TO BRING HIS

WILL TO EARTH.

THAT'S WHY JESUS ASKS US TO

PRAY THAT.

SO IF YOU LOOK AROUND AT THE

IN INJUSTICE, THE

INHUMANITY, WELL, IT IS UP

TO US TO THE AMBASSADORS OF

THE LIVING KING, TO BRING

HIS KINGDOM TO EARTH.

THAT'S WHAT JESUS COMMANDED

HIS DISCIPLES TO DO IN THE

LORDS PRAYER.

HE ALSO COMMANDED THEM TO DO

IT IN LUKE 10, WHERE HE

COMMISSIONS THEM AND HE

SENDS THEM OUT TWO BY TWO.

AND HE SAYS, GO HEAL THE

SICK THERE.

GO BRING THE KINGDOM OF

GOD.

AND ANNOUNCE THAT THE

KINGDOM OF GOD HAS COME NEAR

YOU.

AND WHEN WE GET OUR THEOLOGY

STRAIGHT, THEN WE STOP

BLAMING GOD FOR ALL OF THE

BAD THINGS AND WE START

LOOKING TO HIM TO SAY, ALL

RIGHT, A BAD THING

HAPPENED.

NOW, HOW CAN WE WORK ALL

THINGS TOGETHER FOR GOOD,

FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF GOD'S

KINGDOM AND FOR THE BLESSING

OF HIS CHILDREN.

AND THAT'S THE ANSWER TO

THESE HARD QUESTIONS.

I LIKE THAT.

UP NEXT, "ORPHANS' PROMISE"

INTRODUCES YOU TO THE

CHILDREN CAUGHT IN THE

MIDDLE OF THE BURMESE WAR.

WE HAVE SOME OF THEIR

INCREDIBLE STORIES OF

SURVIVAL, AFTER THIS.

QLSH

Terry: WAR IS ALWAYS

TRAGIC, BUT WHEN YOU'RE A

CHILD, HOW DO YOU PICK UP

THE PIECES OF YOUR LIFE AND

MOVE ON.

"ORPHANS' PROMISE" IS

PRIVILEGED TO COME ALONGSIDE

AN ORGANIZATION THAT IS

HELPING THOUSANDS OF

CHILDREN FIND SECURITY AND

HOPE, AFTER A YEARS OF WAR

IN BURMA.

IT SEEMS HARDLY A DAY GOES

BY THAT WE DON'T HEAR OF

SOME TYPE OF WAR BEING WAGED

SOMEWHERE IN THE WORLD.

BECAUSE IT IS SO COMMON, IT

IS EASY TO PUSH THAT NEWS

ASIDE AND GO ON WITH OUR

DAILY LIVES.

BUT RECENTLY A FRIEND WENT

TOB BURMA AND BROUGHT BACK

THESE IMAGES OF WAR.

FACES OF CHILDREN, MANY OF

THEM ORPHANS, LIVING IN A

WAR ZONE WHERE THE SOUNDS OF

GUNFIRE ARE A CONSTANT

REMAINDER OF IMMINENT

DANGER.

BURMA IS A SMALL COUNTRY IN

SOUTHEAST ASIA, BORDERING ON

THAILAND.

> FOR MORE THAN 50 YEARS,

A CIVIL WAR HAS BEEN WAGED

HERE AGAINST ETHNIC

MINORITIES.

MORE THAN 1 MILLION PEOPLE

HAVE BEEN INTERNALLY

DISPLACED.

2MILLION MORE HAVE FLED

ACROSS THE BORDERS.

MY FRIEND, WHO'S DENT

IDENTITY IS PROTECTED, WENT

TO TAKE SUPPLIES TO THE

CHILDREN AND TEACHERS IN

REMOTE BURMA.

THE PRIMARY FOCUS IS TO HELP

KIDS AT RISK.

KIDS WHO HAVE HAD TO FLEE

FROM THEIR HOMES OR SUFFER

ATTACKS OR WHO ARE IN HIDING

OR ON THE RUN.

THIS IS A WAY THAT THE KIDS,

ESPECIALLY, COULD BE

ENCOURAGED TO HAVE HOPE.

Terry: THE HOPE COMES

FROM SHARING SPIRITUAL

TRUTHS.

*

* HALLELUJAH

Terry: AND ALSO FROM

THIS MEDICAL CLINIC.

THE ONLY CARE MOST PEOPLE

WILL RECEIVE ALL YEAR.

DURING THIS ONE-MONTH TOUR,

THE GOOD LIFE CLUB WILL

REACH ABOUT 4,000 CHILDREN

IN SOME OF THE MOST REMOTE

AREAS OF EASTERN BURMA.

THE WORKERS HIKE IN OUR

TRAVEL IN BY ELEPHANT.

AMONG THE SUPPLIES ARE

ELECTRONIC AUDIO BIBLES

CALLED PROCLAIMERS.

"ORPHANS' PROMISE" ARRANGED

FOR THIS SPECIAL DONATION

THROUGH AN ORGANIZATION

CALLED "FAITH COMES BY

HEARING."

IT IS SOLAR OPERATED, WITH A

CLEAR SPEAKER TO REACH

SEVERAL HUNDRED PEOPLE.

IT WAS ESPECIALLY

WELL-RECEIVED BY THE

TEACHERS.

IN THIS VILLAGE, THEY'RE

HOLDING A RUN FOR RELIEF.

SIMILAR EVENTS ARE BEING

HELD AROUND THE WORLD TO

RAISE FUNDS FOR BURMA.

HERE IT IS JUST FOR FUN AND

PROMOTES GOOD HEALTH, BUT

THE IRONY ISN'T LOST.

WITH THE ENEMY SOLDIERS ONLY

A FEW MILES AWAY, VILLAGERS

HAVE TO BE PREPARED AT ANY

TIME TO LEAVE THEIR HOMES.

THEY ALWAYS HAVE IN THEIR

MINDS THEY HAVE TO RUN

AWAY.

THIS IS A SITUATION WHERE

THEY HAVE VERY LITTLE IN

TERMS OF SUPPLIES, IN TERMS

OF HOUSEHOLD GOODS, IN TERMS

OF OPPORTUNITIES.

I THINK IT IS ONE OF THE

MOST DESPERATE PLACES A

PERSON CAN BE IN, HAVING NO

SECURITY AND HAVING VERY

LITTLE THINGS YOU CAN COUNT

ON AROUND YOU.

Terry: THIS VILLAGE HAS

BEEN BURNED TWICE.

THESE CHARRED REMAINS WERE

ONCE THE CHURCH.

NOW SERVICES ARE HELD IN THE

SCHOOL.

DESPITE THE DANGER, THE

PEOPLE KEEP RETURNING,

REBUILDING, REFUSING TO GIVE

UP THEIR LAND.

TODAY THERE ARE MORE THAN 56

FULL-TIME RELIEF TEAMS

CONNECTED WITH THE GOOD LIFE

CLUB.

THEY WORK YEAR-ROUND

THROUGHOUT THE WAR ZONE.

IT IS A SAFETY NET FOR

CHILDREN WHO ARE CAUGHT IN

THE COMBAT.

ONE GIRL, SHE WAS SEVEN

YEARS OLD, AND SHE WAS SHOT

BY THE BURMA ARMY.

AND A RELIEF TEAM FOUND HER

13 DAYS LATER.

SHE'S GOT THE BULLET THAT

REMAINS IN HER.

IT WAS DECIDED BY THE

DOCTORS THAT IT WOULD BE

MORE DANGEROUS TO TAKE IT

OUT THAN TO KEEP IT THERE.

HER WHOLE ATTITUDE CHANGED

ONCE SHE FELT SHE WAS CARED

ABOUT.

ANOTHER GIRL WAS SHOT FROM

ABOUT 15 YARDS AWAY BY THE

BURMA ARMY, AS HER FATHER

WAS CARRYING HER

GRANDMOTHER, AND BOTH HER

FATHER AND GRANDMOTHER WERE

KILLED IN THAT ATTACK.

AND HER MOTHER AND SIBLINGS

FLED.

AND THEY WERE ABLE TO

MINISTER TO THEM.

SO THOSE ARE THE MORE

DIFFICULT SITUATIONS THAT GO

ON CONSTANTLY.

AND THOSE ARE THE CHILDREN

THAT SURVIVE.

Terry: "THE GOOD LIFE"

CLUB IS GIVING THESE

CHILDREN A NEW PERSPECTIVE.

REGARDLESS OF THEIR ETHNIC

RACE, THEY ARE LOVED BY

GOD.

AND REGARDLESS OF THE WAR,

THEY CAN HAVE PEACE IN THEIR

HEARTS.

THAT'S A BATTLE WORTH

FIGHTING FOR.

YOU KNOW, IT'S QUITE

SOMETHING TO SEE CHILDREN

WHO LIVE IN THOSE

CIRCUMSTANCES WHO HAVE JOY.

YOU SEE IT ON THEIR FACES.

WHO HAVE LEARNED TO HAVE

PEACE IN THEIR HEARTS.

NOT BECAUSE THEIR LIFE IS

EASY OR BECAUSE ANYTHING IS

PREDICTABLE, BUT WAS THEY

HAVE COME TO KNOW THE LOVE

OF JOB.

YOU MAKE IT POSSIBLE TO

REACH OUT TO PLACES LIKE

THIS.

BURMA IS JUST ONE OF THE

PLACES THAT "ORPHANS'

PROMISE" WORKS.

WE WANT TO SAY THANK YOU.

THANK YOU FOR GIVING US THE

OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A

DIFFERENCE, TO BRING A

MESSAGE OF HOPE AND LOVE AND

A FRESH BEGINNING TO PEOPLE

WHO ARE IN DESPERATE

CIRCUMSTANCES.

IF YOU'D LIKE TO BE A PART

OF WHAT WE'RE DOING IN THE

LIVES OF CHILDREN AROUND THE

WORLD, YOU CAN GIVE BY

CALLING 1-888-777-1999.

OR YOU CAN LOG ON TO

CBN.COM.

GORDON?

Gordon: STILL AHEAD, A

MUSICAL PRODIGY WHO WAS BORN

WITHOUT EYES.

I FOUND THREE NOTES AT

RANDOM, NINE MONTHS OLD, AND

HE FOUND THOSE THREE NOTES

AND PLAYED THEM BACK TO ME

IN SUCCESSION.

I WAS BLOWN AWAY.

Gordon: SEE MORE OF

THIS YOUNG MAN'S AMAZING

TALENT, NEXT ON "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

PATRICK HENRY WAS BORN

WITHOUT EYES.

STILL, HA, HE HAS

ACCOMPLISHED MORE THAN OF US

WILL IN A LIFETIME.

TAKE A LOOK.

THIS HOUSE HAS HELPED ME

BECOME MORE INDEPENDENT.

I'M ABLE TO GET AROUND MORE

INDEPENDENTLY, AND THERE IS

ALSO SOME REALLY GREAT

TECHNOLOGY THAT HAS ENABLED

ME TO DO CERTAIN THINGS.

FOR EXAMPLE, MY HOMEWORK,

MORE INDEPENDENTLY.

Reporter: AS A COLLEGE

STUDENT, PATRICK HENRY HAS

ALREADY PUBLISHED HIS FIRST

BOOK AND HE IS ALREADY A

SUCCESSFUL MUSICIAN.

AN AMAZING FEAT WHEN YOU

FIND OUT THAT PATRICK HENRY

HUGHES WAS BORN WITHOUT

EYES, A RARITY IN ITSELF.

DOCTORS ALSO TOLD HIS

PARENTS THAT DUE TO SEVERAL

BIRTH DEFECTS, HE WOULD

NEVER WALK.

ANY TIME THERE IS A

PROBLEM WITH THE BIRTH, I

THINK YOU IMMEDIATELY GO

INTO THE WORST-CASE

SCENARIO.

SO YOU TRY TO SUPPRESS THE

IS HE GOING TO LIVE OR HOW

BAD IS IT?

IT TOOK DAYS FOR ALL OF

THE INFORMATION, AND

EVENTUALLY EVEN WEEKS, FOR

ALL OF THE INFORMATION TO

COME IN ABOUT PATRICK.

AND WE STILL HAD TO PLAY THE

WAITING GAME BECAUSE WE

DIDN'T KNOW HOW HE WAS GOING

TO DEVELOP MENTALLY.

I REMEMBER THINKING MANY

TIMES, GOD, WHY US?

YOU GO THROUGH A PERIOD OF

ANGER AND DENIAL AND RAGE.

Reporter: BUT THEN HIS

PARENTS WOULD SOON LEARN

THAT PATRICK HENRY WOULD

DEFY ALL OF THE ODDS.

PATRICK WAS LEFT ALONE FOR

HIS SIX MONTH OLD BABY SON,

FOR THE FIRST TIME, THE BABY

CRIED.

IN AN ACT OF DESPERATION, HE

PLACED HIS SON ON THE

PIANO.

AS HE PLAYED CLASSICAL

MUSIC, PATRICK STOPPED

CRYING.

PATRICK'S LITTLE KNEES

WOULD GO UNDERNEATH WHERE

THE KEYBOARD SITS.

I FOUND THREE NOTES AT

RANDOM.

NINE MONTHS OLD, AND HE

FOUND THOSE THREE NOTES AND

PLAYED THEM BACK TO ME IN

SUCCESSION.

I WAS BLOWN AWAY.

SO EVERY DAY WE WOULD SIT AT

THE PIANO AND DO -- I WOULD

PLAY HIS NURSERY RHYME SONGS

OR WE WOULD DO A LISTEN AND

PLAY EXERCISES.

Reporter: LITTLE

PATRICK WAS MAKING HIS MARK

IN UNEXPECTED WAYS.

PATRICK WAS ABOUT 10

YEARS OLD.

I KIND OF CAME TO A FORK IN

THE ROAD IN MY LIFE, AND

STORYLY CUN O ONE OF THOSE

FORKS WAS GOD.

FORTUNATELY CHRIST WAS

ALWAYS A PART OF OUR HOME,

BUT OUTSIDE OF THE HOME, WE

WEREN'T INVOLVED IN THE

CHURCH.

PATRICK IS SO GOD-CENTERED.

Reporter: PATRICK'S

FAITH WAS EVIDENT EARLY ON.

TO HIS INSISTENCE OF GOING

TO CHURCH EVERY WEEK, TO

MAKING SURE THAT THE FAMILY

PRAYED BEFORE EVERY MEAL.

MY FAITH HAS SUSTAINED

ME.

THERE ARE SOME DAYS THAT

HAVE BEEN A LITTLE

STRESSING, BUT WHENEVER I

HAVE THOSE FEELINGS AND I

THINK THERE IS NO WAY I CAN

GET OUT, I TURN TO GOD, AND

I SAY A LITTLE PRAYER, LORD,

GIVE ME STRENGTH TO GET ME

THROUGH THIS.

PEOPLE WOULD ASK HOW I WOULD

DESCRIBE MY DISABILITIES,

AND MY ANSWER TYPICALLY IS

NOT DISABILITIES AT ALL,

MORE ABILITIES.

BECAUSE SOME PEOPLE WITH

SIGHT TEND TO JUDGE OTHERS

BY WHAT THEY SEE ON THE

OUTSIDE.

FOR EXAMPLE, SKIN COLOR OR

HAIR LENGTH OR THE CLOTHES

THEY WEAR.

OF COURSE, I DON'T SEE THAT,

AND I NEVER HAVE, AND

PROBABLY NEVER WILL.

AND BECAUSE OF THIS, I ONLY

SEE THAT WHICH IS WITHIN A

PERSON.

Reporter: IN JUNIOR

HIGH SCHOOL, PATRICK GOT

INVOLVED IN BAND AND

PERFORMING.

HE WANTED TO PLAY TRUMPET IN

THE BAND AT THE UNIVERSITY

OF LOUISVILLE.

MARCHING BAND STARTS IN

AUGUST, THE HOTTEST PART OF

THE YEAR, AND IT IS BRUTAL.

JUST BRUTAL.

AS SCHOOL STARTS, BAND

BECOMES TWO HOURS, EVERY

MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, AND

FRIDAY, FROM 4:30 TO 6:30 --

IT CAN'T GET ANY HOTTER.

GAME DAYS ARE NINE AND A

HALF EVENTS.

HE DOES A PRETTY GOOD

JOB.

HE HASN'T RUN ME OVER YET,

AND WE HAVEN'T TAKEN OUT ANY

MUSICIANS, SO EVERYTHING IS

GOOD SO FAR.

Reporter: PATRICK

CONTINUES TO CHALLENGE THE

FAITH OF THOSE AROUND HIM.

PATRICK IS ON HIS FIFTH

READING OF THE BIBLE NOW AT

AGE 20.

I HAVEN'T READ IT ALL THE

WAY THROUGH.

IT KEEPS ME -- KEEPS

REMINDING ME OF WHAT I NEED

TO DO AND HOW I NEED TO

LIVE.

IT DIDN'T TAKE US MANY

MONTHS, YOU KNOW, TO REALIZE

HOW GREAT PATRICK WAS AND

TO, AGAIN, ASK WHY US, BUT

WITH A WHOLE NEW ATTITUDE.

IT WASN'T A BLAME THING.

IT WAS, LIKE, WOW, ARE YOU

SURE?

Reporter: PATRICK'S

POSITIVE OUTLOOK IN LIFE IS

EVIDENT IN HIS NEW BOOK, "I

AM POTENTIAL."

I WOULD LIKE TO CHALLENGE

PEOPLE TO LIVE LIFE TO THE

FULLEST AND TO REALIZE THEIR

POTENTIAL.

LIFE IS A BEAUTIFUL THING.

THERE IS SO MUCH TO DO IN

LIFE.

EVERY DAY YOU WANT TO LIVE

IT TO THE FULLEST.

YOU'VE GOT TODAY, BUT YOU'RE

NOT GUARANTEED TOMORROW.

Terry: TALK ABOUT A

GREAT OUTLOOK ON LIFE.

I MEAN, HOW ARE YOU GOING TO

ARGUE WITH THAT.

YOU JUST HAVE TO SAY, SIGN

ME UP, PATRICK, I'M WITH

YOU.

Gordon: IF YOU EVER

FEEL DEPRESSED, GO HANG OUT

WITH PATRICK.

HE'LL CHEER YOU UP.

WHAT AN INCREDIBLE THING TO

SAY, WE'VE GOT TODAY.

THIS IS THE DAY THE LORD HAS

MADE.

LET US REJOICE AND BE GLAD

IN IT.

THAT COMES FROM PSALM 118.

ONE OF THE INCREDIBLE THINGS

FOR ME IS TO REALIZE THAT

JESUS SANG THAT.

IT WAS PART OF THE HALAL,

WHICH WAS SANG AT EVERY ONE

OF THE JEWISH FESTIVALS.

AT THE LAST SUPPER, WHEN IT

SAYS THEY SANG A HYMN AND

WENT OUT.

THAT IS RECORDED IN THE

GOSPEL OF MATTHEW.

THEY SANG A HYMN AND WENT

ACROSS THE BROOK, AND HE

WENT INTO THE GARDEN OF

GUESSEMNY.

HE SAID THIS IS THE DAY THE

LORD HAS MADE, AND I WILL

REJOICE AND BE GLAD IN IT.

NO MATTER WHAT TRIAL IS

COMING YOUR WAY, IF YOU DO

IT WITH THANKSGIVING IN YOUR

HEART, AND YOU SAY, I'VE GOT

TODAY AND I'M GOING TO

REJOICE IN THE OPPORTUNITIES

THAT GOD HAS GIVEN ME TODAY,

THAT'S A GREAT SECRET TO

LIFE.

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"AND SHE SAID PLEASE PRAY

FOR MY HUSBAND."

AND THE NEXT DAY, SHE SAID,

"MY HUSBAND CALLED ME AND HE

IS DOING OKAY."

WITHOUT ANY STRUGGLES, THERE

WOULD BE NO VICTORIES.

SO LET THE BIGNESS OF YOUR

VICTORY BE MATCHED BY THE

BIGNESS OF YOUR STRUGGLE.

LET IT BE KNOWN THAT YOUR

GOD IS ABLE.

AND WITH HIM YOU CAN DO ALL

THINGS.

WE'VE GOT NANCY ON THE

PHONE.

WE'RE GOING TO TAKE HER CALL

NOW.

HI, NANCY.

Caller: HI.

Gordon: HOW CAN WE PRAY

FOR YOU?

Caller: I NEED HEALING

IN MY STOMACH.

I DON'T KNOW, FOOD

SENSITIVITIES AND PAIN IN

IT.

AND THE TESTS DON'T REALLY

SHOW ANYTHING, EXCEPT FOR

MAYBE SOME GIRD.

IT IS JUST TENSION AND JUST

FOOD SENSITIVITIES THAT

AFFECT MY SINUSES AS WELL.

Gordon: WHAT'S GOING ON

IN YOUR LIFE?

Caller: H'MMM...I DON'T

KNOW.

IT'S JUST I'VE BEEN

STRUGGLING WITH SOME HEALTH

ISSUES THE PAST FEW YEARS,

AND IT JUST HAS BEEN

DIFFICULT.

AND JUST SOME OTHER

TENSIONS.

Gordon: WAS THERE A

TRIGGERPOINT FO FOR THE

OTHER HEALTH ISSUES?

Caller: I DON'T KNOW.

MY RIGHT SHOULDER, IT HAS

BEEN A YEAR FOR THAT.

I DON'T KNOW.

Gordon: HOW ARE YOUR

FINANCES DOING, NANCY?

Caller: HOW ARE MY

FINANCES GOING?

Gordon: YEAH.

Caller: WELL, I'VE BEEN

OUT OF WORK FOR ALMOST THREE

YEARS.

MY HUSBAND DOESN'T MAKE A

WHOLE LOT.

HE TEACHES IN A CHRISTIAN

SCHOOL.

WE'RE OKAY, BUT WE DON'T

HAVE AN OVERABUNDANCE OF

FINANCES.

Gordon: DID YOUR HEALTH

START TO DETERIORATE WHEN

YOU LOST YOUR JOB?

Caller: NO.

NO, ACTUALLY SOMEWHAT BEFORE

THAT A LITTLE BIT WITH MY

STOMACH.

IT'S JUST THINGS HAVE GOTTEN

WORSE AND I REALLY FELT LED

TO QUIT MY JOB IN THE

BEGINNING OF JANUARY

JANUARY 2010.

SO I JUST HAD A LOT OF

PAIN.

I'VE HAD X-RAYS, A COLONOS

SCOPE, AN COLONOSCOPY --

Gordon: ALL OF THAT

CAME BACK NEGATIVE?

Caller: YES.

IT JUST SHOWS I HAVE GIRD,

BUT NOT LIKE YOU WOULD

REALLY THINK.

A LOT OF TENSION THAT

BASICALLY AFFECTS MY LEFT

SIDE.

I JUST CAN'T SEEM TO EAT

MUCH OF ANYTHING.

I DON'T KNOW IF IT IS GLUTEN

SENSITIVITY AND SUGAR AND

ALL OF THAT.

Gordon: LET'S JUST PRAY

FOR YOU.

WE DON'T KNOW, BUT GOD

DOES.

AND HE IS ABLE.

ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS NOT

LOOK AT THE PROBLEM, BUT

LOOK AT THE SOLUTION.

LOOK TO JESUS.

HE IS THE AUTHOR AND THE

FINISHER OF YOUR FAITH.

HE IS THE SOLUTION FOR EVERY

HUMAN NEED.

AND HE KNOWS WHAT YOU NEED,

AND HE IS ABLE TO PROVIDE

WHAT YOU YOU NEED ACCORDING

TO HIS RICHES AND GLORY.

LET'S JUST PRAY FOR NANCY.

JOIN WITH US.

DON'T JUST WATCH US PRAY,

BUT JOIN WITH US.

LET'S CREATE A GREAT CIRCLE

OF PRAYER JUST FOR HER.

AND WE'LL CLAIM THIS

WONDERFUL VERSE: "WHEN TWO

TWO OR MORE AGREE TOUCHING

ANYTHING, IT SHALL BE

DONE."

SO WE'RE GOING TO AGREE

TOUCHING NANCY.

LORD, WE LIFT YOUR DAUGHTER

TO YOU.

WE ASK FOR THE PEACE OF

UNDERSTANDING, TO TAKE AWAY

ALL OF THAT TENSION.

LORD, I ASK THAT YOU WOULD

LIFT UP YOUR COUNTENANCE

UPON HER, AND CAUSE YOUR

FACE TO SHINE UPON HER AND

GIVE HER PEACE.

AND WE COME AGAINST ANYTHING

THAT WOULD DESTROY, KILL,

AND HINDER.

WE BIND IT NOW IN JESUS'

NAME.

WE COME AGAINST ANYTHING

THAT WOULD WASTE AWAY HER

LIFE, THAT WOULD LEAD HER TO

FEEL DOWN.

AND TO FEEL THAT THERE IS NO

FUTURE FOR HER.

AND WE JUST SPEAK A HOME AND

A FUTURE OVER HER.

WE SPEAK THE PLANS OF THE

LIVING GOD OVER HERE, FOR

GOD KNOWS THE PLANS THAT HE

HAS LAID OUT FOR NANCY.

THE PLANS TO GIVE HER A HOPE

AND A FUTURE.

PLANS THAT GOD CREATED FOR

NANCY BEFORE HE EVEN LAID.

FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD.

LORD, YOUR PLANS, WE SPEAK

THEM, THAT THEY WOULD

PROSPER AND ENERGIZE HER AND

GIVE HER HOPE.

WE ASK IT IN JESUS' NAME.

NOW, WE COME AGAINST THIS

FOOD SENSITIVITY.

WE COME AGAINST ALL OF THE

THINGS THAT ARE AFFECTING

THE LEFT SIDE OF HER BODY

NOW IN JESUS' NAME.

AND WE SPEAK NORMAL APPETITE

AND A ZEST FOR LIFE.

LET HER BE FILLED WITH

CREATIVE IDEAS AND CREATIVE

THOUGHTS.

AND I ASK FOR JOY TO WELL UP

IN HER INNER MOST BEING.

DO IT NOW, LORD, FOR WE ASK

IT ALL IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

Terry: AMEN.

Caller: HE MEN.

Caller: AMEN.

Gordon: ALL RIGHT,

NANCY, YOU TAKE THAT AND

HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY.

KEEP PRAYING THAT SAME

PRAYER, "THIS IS THE DAY THE

LORD HAS MADE AND I WILL

REJOICE AND BE GLAD IN IT."

Caller: THANK YOU.

Gordon: THAT'S ALL THE

TIME WE HAVE FOR THIS

PROGRAM.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM: "THE GODLY WILL

REJOICE IN THE LORD AND FIND

SHELTER IN HIM, AND THOSE

WHO DO WHAT IS RIGHT AND

WILL PRAISE HIM."

GOD BLESS YOU.

WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN.

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