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The 700 Club - November 23, 2012

A look at Yellowstone National Park. A woman gets her second chance in prison. A man recovers from a horrific car accident. Also, Gordon Robertson cooks leg of lamb. Read Transcript


Gordon: WELCOME TO

700 CLUB.

YELLOWSTONE IS HOME OF ONE

OF THE MOST POWERFUL

VOLCANOS IN THE WORLD.

Terry: AND IT COULD

LEAD TO A CATASTROPHE.

BUT IT MAY NOT HAPPEN FOR

THOUSANDS OF YEARS.

Reporter: MILLIONS OF

PEOPLE COME TO YELLOWSTONE

EVERY YEAR.

LOOKING IN WONDER AT

GUISERS.

GIANT SOARING BIRDS THAT

MIGHT SWOOP ABOVE OR BELOW

YOU IN THIS MOUNTAINOUS

TERRAIN.

IT ALL RESTS ON WHAT YOU

COULD CALL A SLOWLY

TICKING TIME BOMB, ONE

THAT MAY TAKE HUNDREDS OF

THOUSANDS OF YEARS TO

BLOW, BUT BLOW IT WILL.

BECAUSE YELLOWSTONE IS THE

WORLD'S LARGEST MEGA

VOLCANO.

53 MILES ACROSS.

AND IT HAS PRODUCED THE

PLANET'S MOST MONSTROUS

ERUPTIONS.

NOW LOOKING IN THE

DISTANCE, IMAGINE THE

AWESOME AND HORRIFYING

SIGHT AS THAT ERUPTED IN

THE LARGEST EXPLOSION IN

ALL OF EARTH'S HISTORY.

IT LEFT A CRATER SO MANY

MILES ACROSS, YOU COULD

DROP TOKYO RIGHT IN THE

MIDDLE AND HAVE ROOM LEFT

OVER.

HANK HESLER SAYS THAT MEGA

EXPLOSION BLASTED

600 CUBIC MILES OF MOLTANT

ROCK OUT OF THIS GROUND,

AND SPEWED OUT AND A HALF

ASH TO BURY ALL OF NEW

YORK CITY.

DOCUMENTARIES FROM

DISCOVERY TO HISTORY

CHANNEL, TO B.B.C. IMAGINE

WHAT WOULD HAPPEN AGAIN.

ANY HUMANS UNFORTUNATE

ENOUGH TO BE WITHIN DOZENS

OF MILES WOULD BE

ANNILHILATED.

SO MUCH SULPHURIC ACID

WOULD BE IN THE

ATMOSPHERE, IT WOULD

PLUNGE TEMPERATURES

ANYWHERE FROM 9° TO 15°

FOR YEARS.

IT COULD RESULT IN THE

RUIN OF WORLD AGRICULTURE,

SEVERE DISRUPTIONS OF FOOD

SUPPLIES, AND MASS

DESTRUCTION.

IT COULD THREATEN THE

FABRIC OF CIVILIZATION.

THE SAME REPORT PREDICTS

THE AFFECTS OF ANOTHER

SUPER ERUPTION WOULD BE

LIKE AN ASTEROID A HALF

MILE LIFE HITTING THE

EARTH.

WILL IT HAPPEN HERE IN

YELLOWSTONE AGAIN?

HESLER SAYS SINCE THE MEGA

ERUPTION, IT HAS BEEN

FILLED IN BY SMALLER LAVA.

WE KNOW MORE WILL COME.

WE KNOW THOSE ARE IN

YELLOWSTONE'S FUTURE, BUT

THE BIG, SUPER VOLCANOS,

WE DO NOT KNOW.

Reporter: HALF OF THE

WORLD'S GUISERS ARE HERE.

IT IS WHAT WOULD CAUSE THE

NEXT MEGA EXPLOSION, AND

THAT THREAT IS WHAT KEEP

SCIENTISTS LOCKING G.P.S.

MONITORS ON THE PARK'S

SURFACE 24 HOURS A DAY,

AND WHY THEY KNOW THE

CENTER OF YELLOWSTONE IS

RISING ABOUT TWO INCHES

EVERY YEAR.

IF WE WERE GETTING

ABOUT A YARD PER YEAR, WE

WOULD GET REAL EXCITED.

Reporter: BUT MOST

SCIENTISTS SAY DON'T WORRY

ABOUT VISITING YELLOWSTONE

BECAUSE SIGNS OF A CAT

TRAGIC ERUPTION WOULD BE

CLEAR WEEKS, MAYBE EVEN

DECADES, OR CENTURIES

BEFORE THE BIG BLOW.

UNTIL THEN, THOSE MILLIONS

OF VISITORS CAN RELAX IN A

PLACE WHERE THE BUFFALO

TRULY DO ROAM, UNLESS

THEY'RE REFUSING TO ROAM

AS THEY HANG OUT IN THE

MIDDLE OF THE ROAD.

THESE VISITORS BASK THEIR

SENSES IN ONE OF THE

WORLD'S BIGGEST PARTS, AS

BIG AS DELAWARE AND RHODE

ISLAND COMBINED.

BIG ENOUGH TO MAKE YOU

FEEL LIKE YOU MAY BE THE

ONLY PERSON AROUND.

BIG ENOUGH TO DAZZLE THE

EYE WITH THOUSANDS OF

STUNNING LANDSCAPES.

BUT EVEN WAY A MEGA

ERUPTION, THERE IS STILL

DEADLY DANGER AROUND.

THE DOCILE-LOOKING BISON

HURT MORE PEOPLE THAN THE

BEARS.

AND THE BEAUTIFUL, SOME

WOULD SAY BEAUTIFUL POOLS

OF WATER --

SOME OF VERY ACIDIC,

LIKE BATTERY ACID.

Reporter: SHE SAYS

THERE IS A DANGEROUS

BEAUTY TO THE PARK'S

GEOTHERMAL FEATURES, EVEN

MORE DANGEROUS THAN THE

BEARS.

THERE HAVE BEEN FIVE

TIMES AS MANY PEOPLE THAT

HAVE DIED FROM INTERACTING

WITH THE THERMAL FEATURES

THAN BEARS, AND ABOUT 10

TIMES AS MANY PEOPLE THAT

HAVE BEEN INJURED.

Reporter: SO WITH NO

MEGA ERUPTIONS SIGNALLING

THEY'RE ON THE WAY, ALL

THE VISITORS NEED TO WORRY

ABOUT IS RESPECTING THE

DANGERS THAT ARE HERE.

AS LONG AS THEY DO THAT,

THEN YELLOWSTONE IS A

WONDER TO BEHOLD, NOT A

THREAT TO FEAR.

PAUL STRAND REPORTING FROM

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK.

Gordon: NATIONAL

PARKS OF SOME OF THE

NATIONAL TREASURIES.

IF YOU CAN GO, YOU CAN SEE

THAT THE HEAVENS DECLARE

THE GLORY OF LORD.

ALL NATURE DECLARES HIS

GLORY.

Terry: THAT'S WHAT

YOU THINK AS YOU WATCH ALL

OF THAT.

IT IS SO EXQUISITE.

UP NEXT, AS THE HOUSING

MARKET CRASHED, THIS

COUPLE SAW THEIR BUSINESS

BOOM.

WE'LL SHOW YOU THEIR

SECRET TO SUCCESS AFTER

THIS.

Gordon: COMING UP

LATER, A YOUNG ACTRESS

FINALLY GETS HER BIG BREAK

AND BLOWS THE AUDITION.

I GO INTO THIS MEETING

WASTED, AND THE HIGH GUY

AT UNIVERSAL LOOKS AT ME

AND SAYS, SHE LOOKS LIKE A

HEROIN ADDICT.

GET OUT OF MY OFFICE RIGHT

NOW.

Gordon: WHEN THE REAL

ESTATE BUBBLE BURST, SO

DID MIKE DUVUS' CAREER.

HE WENT FOR MONTHS WITHOUT

A SINGLE SALE.

THEN ONE DAY MIKE MADE AN

INVESTMENT THAT DOUBLED

THIS BUSINESS.

Reporter: AFTER

WORKING AS AN ENGINEER AND

RUNNING AN eCOMMERCE

BUSINESS FOR SEVERAL

YEARS, MICHAEL DECIDED HE

WANTED TO TRY SOMETHING

FRESH IN ORDER TO BRING IN

MORE INCOME.

REAL ESTATE WAS BOOMING,

SO HE STARTED HIS OWN REAL

ESTATE COMPANY.

I ALWAYS DECIDED TO

HAVE MORE SO I COULD GIVE

MORE.

I WASN'T HAPPY LIVING JUST

PAYCHECK TO PAYCHECK.

I STARTED TO LEARN MORE

ABOUT REAL ESTATE, AND IT

GOT ME EXCITED BECAUSE I

COULD HELP PEOPLE.

Reporter: MICHAEL'S

BUSINESS FLOURISHED FOR

THE NEXT FEW YEARS, AND

HIS WIFE, VICTORIA, LEFT

HER BUSINESS TO HELP HIM.

BUSINESS WAS BOOM,

BOOM, BOOM.

Reporter: BUT WHEN

SUBPRIME MORTGAGES TOOK A

NOSEDIVE IN 2007, SO DID

THE COUPLE'S BUSINESS.

TO PAINT A PICTURE FOR

YOU OF WHAT IS GOING ON IN

DENVER, THERE ARE SEVERAL

COUNTIES, AND EVERY WEEK

THERE ONE 100 TO 200

FORECLOSURES EVERY WEEK.

Reporter: AUGUST 2007

TO FEBRUARY 2008, THE

DUVER'S DIDN'T HAVE A

SINGLE SALE.

THEY DECIDED TO TAKE A

STEP OF FAITH.

WE HAVE ALWAYS TITHED.

WE THOUGHT, AS LONG AS WE

KEEP TITHING, THE LORD IS

GOING TO BLESS US.

WE WENT FOR A PERIOD OF

FOUR MONTHS WITHOUT ANY

CLOSINGS.

SO WE KNEW WE HAD TO DO

SOMETHING ELSE.

MICHAEL APPROACHED ME, AND

HE SAID, YOU KNOW WHAT?

I WOULD LIKE TO SOW $1,000

INTO CBN.

Reporter: THE DUVER'S

CLOSINGS DOUBLEED IN THE

NEXT YEAR.

OUR SALES JUST SPIKED.

BY THE END OF OCTOBER, WE

HAD SO MANY SALES.

IN REAL ESTATE, IT TAKES

30 DAYS FOR ANYTHING TO

HAPPEN.

IT WAS THE END OF AUGUST,

ACTUALLY, WHEN WE GAVE IT.

AND YOU CAN SEE WHAT

HAPPENED IN A MONTH AND A

HALF, TWO MONTHS.

WE HAD OVER $110,000

COME IN.

THAT'S 110-FOLD.

IT IS GOOD GROUND.

GOOD GROUND, WHAT CBN IS

DOING.

RIGHT NOW, WITHIN THE

NEXT FEW MONTHS, WE HAVE

EIGHT CLOSINGS COMING UP.

IT IS PHENOMENAL IN THIS

MARKET, WHEN EVERYBODY IS

MOANING AND GROANING THAT

NOTHING IS SELLING.

Reporter: TODAY THE

DUVERS ARE CBN FOUNDERS.

NO MATTER WHAT IS

HAPPENING IN THE WORLD, HE

HONORS HIS WORD.

IT IS IN HIS WORD, TO GIVE

AND YOU WILL RECEIVE, AND

THAT'S WHAT IS HAPPENING.

TAKE THE LIMITS OFF

GOD.

TRUST THE LORD WITH THAT.

HE IS GOING TO BLESS YOU

WITH THAT OFFERING AND HE

WILL BRING IT BACK.

ALSO, KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN

FOR OPPORTUNITIES THAT

WILL COME YOUR WAY SO GOD

CAN BLESS YOU.

Gordon: LUKE 6:38:

GIVE AND IT WILL BE GIVEN

MIKE AND VICTORIA LEARNED

THE SECRET, THE SECRET OF

LIVING.

AND THEY TESTED GOD AND

THEY GAVE, AND IT CAME

BACK 100-FOLD.

JESUS PROMISES 30, 60, 100

FOLD.

GOD PROMISES FOR THOSE WHO

GIVE, IN THIS LIFE THEY

WILL RECEIVE.

IN HIS LIFE THEY WILL

RECEIVE.

LET TODAY BE THE DAY WHERE

YOU TEST GOD.

I'LL BELIEVE GOD.

I'LL BELIEVE WHAT HE SAYS,

START WITH GIVING.

WHAT HAPPENED TO MIKE AND

VICTORIA -- WE'VE SEEN SO

MANY STORIES SO MANY

TIMES.

GOD'S WORD IS TRUE.

HE IS FAITHFUL, EVEN WHEN

WE'RE FAITHLESS, HE

REMAINS FAITHFUL.

Terry: NEXT, THE

DUVER'S SIDE OF WHAT

HAPPENS WHEN YOU GIVE.

NOW WE WANT TO SHOW YOU

WHAT HAPPENS ON THE OTHER

END WHEN YOU GIVE.

FOR CENTURIES, NEPAL HAVE

BEEN A HINDU NATION, BUT

NOW THANKS TO CBN, THE

CHILDREN OF NEPAL ARE

HEARING THE NAME OF JESUS

FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME.

IN A SMALL CITY OUTSIDE OF

KATHMANDU, WE MET THESE TO

CHILDREN.

THEY LIVE A SIMPLE LIFE

WITH THEIR PARENTS, WHO

HAVE BOTH BEEN UNABLE TO

SPEAK SINCE BIRTH.

OUR PARENTS MAKE LITTLE

SOUNDS AND USE THEIR HANDS

TO TALK TO US.

Terry: THE BROTHERS

LIKE TO WATCH TELEVISION

IN THEIR SPARE TIME.

BUT ONE DAY THEIR SET

WOULDN'T WORK.

SO WE WENT TO MY

UNCLE'S HOUSE TO WATCH TV.

Terry: WHEN THEY GOT

THERE, THEY WATCHED CBN'S

CHILDREN'S PROGRAM HAPPY

WORLD.

THEY MAY SURE THEY SAW IT

EVERY WEEK.

I LOVE JESUS BECAUSE HE

GAVE HIS LIFE AND WAS

CRUCIFIED FOR OUR SINS.

I LEARNED THAT.

I ALSO LEARNED TO NOT

FIGHT WITH MY FRIENDS OR

SAY BAD THINGS TO THEM.

WHEN I SAW HOW MY

BROTHER HAD CHANGED, I

ALSO WANTED TO KNOW MORE

ABOUT JESUS AND GO TO

CHURCH.

Terry: SHANCAR AND

SHALLENE WERE EXCITED TO

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT JESUS.

SO THEY SAT DOWN AND WROTE

LETTERS TO CBN'S OFFICE IN

NEPAL.

AND SINCE THE SHOW HAS

BEEN ON THE PAST YEAR, WE

HAVE RECEIVED LITERALLY

THOUSANDS OF LETTERS FROM

CHILDREN AND THEIR

PARENTS, FROM HINDUS,

BUDDHISTS, AND MUSLIMS,

AND PEOPLE WHO ARE JUST

CURIOUS TO KNOW MORE ABOUT

JESUS.

NOW SHANCAR AND SHALLENE

ARE ENCOURAGING ALL OF THE

CHILDREN TO WATCH CBN'S

HAPPY WORLD.

I TELL ALL OF MY

FRIENDS TO WATCH IT

BECAUSE I WANT THEM TO GO

TO HEAVEN WITH ME.

IF THEY SEE THE PROGRAM,

THEY CAN LEARN HOW TO LIVE

WITH JESUS FOREVER.

I HAVE LEARNED MANY

THINGS ABOUT GOD.

THANK YOU CBN, HAPPY

WORLD.

Terry: WHAT IS SO

AMAZING ABOUT THIS PROGRAM

IS THE KIDS LOVE IT SO

MUCH, THEY DON'T JUST TELL

THEIR FRIENDS, THEY TELL

THEIR PARENTS.

IT WAS THE CHANGED

BEHAVIOR OF THE CHILDREN

THAT GAVE THEM AN INTEREST

IN FINDING OUT WHAT IS

HAPPY WORLD ABOUT?

YOU MAKE IT POSSIBLE FOR

US TO TAKE THAT KIND OF

MESSAGE INTO THE MIDDLE OF

THE ONLY HINDU NATION IN

THE WORLD, AND IT IS

MAKING A HUGE DIFFERENCE.

KIDS ALL OVER NEPAL HAVE

HEARD ABOUT HAPPY WORLD.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR

MAKING THAT POSSIBLE.

THAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU

BECOME A 700 CLUB

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GORDON?

Gordon: ALL SHE

WANTED WAS THE GOOD LIFE,

BUT WHAT SHE GOT WAS HARD

TIME.

I GOT THROWN IN THE

HOLE OVER AND OVER AND

OVER AGAIN.

I WAS THINKING, I CAN'T

TAKE THIS ANYMORE.

Gordon: HOW SHE FOUND

THE LIFE SHE ALWAYS WANTED

BEHIND BARS.

Terry: KATIE SUZA HIT

ROCK BOTTOM WHEN SHE WAS

IN PRISON.

SHE WAS ON THE VIRGE OF

BREAKING DOWN AND SEEING

HER DREAMS DESTROYED.

BUT IT WAS THERE THAT

KATIE REALIZED SOMETHING:

ONCE YOU HIT THE BOTTOM,

THERE IS NOWHERE TO GO BUT

UP.

Reporter: KATIE SUZA

WANTED THE GOOD LIFE.

I HAD ALL OF THESE

DIFFERENT PRECONCEIVED

IDEAS OF WHAT THE GOOD

LIFE WAS.

I THOUGHT IF I'M WORKING

IN THE ENTERTAINMENT

INDUSTRY, THAT'S THE GOOD

LIFE.

IF I'VE GOT MONEY, THAT'S

THE GOOD LIFE.

IF I'M FAMOUS, THAT'S THE

GOOD LIFE.

Reporter: KATIE

PURSUED HER DREAMS.

I REALLY LOVED READY

BECAUSE I LOVE MUSIC SO

MUCH.

I THOUGHT RADIO WOULD BE

REALLY FUN.

I GOT INTO RADIO WHEN I

WAS REALLY YOUNG.

I WAS 17 YEARS OLD AND I

WAS ON THE AIR.

I MOVED FROM HAWAII TO THE

MAINLAND.

AND I GOT A JOB AT CBS.

AND I WAS HAVING A LOT OF

FUN.

Reporter: ACTING AND

MODELING OPPORTUNITIES

FOLLOWED.

BUT DRUG USE THAT BEGAN IN

HER TEENS BECAME A

FULL-FLEDGED ADDICTION

THAT THREATENED

EVERYTHING.

I WAS DOING ALL THESE

GREAT THINGS ON THE ONE

HAND, BUT I WAS STILL

EMPTY AND HORRIBLE, EVEN

THOUGH I HAD THIS GREAT

THING HAPPENING TO ME.

IT WAS, LIKE, I WAS SO

MISERABLE AND EMPTY, AND I

DIDN'T EVEN KNOW WHY.

SO I WAS FILLING MYSELF UP

WITH DRUGS AND DOING ALL

OF THESE DIFFERENT THINGS

TO TRY TO MAKE MYSELF FEEL

SATISFIED.

Reporter: KATIE WAS

CHOSEN FOR A ROLE WITH

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS.

BUT JUST BEFORE HER

CALL-BACK, THEY WENT ON A

DRUG BINGE.

I GO INTO THIS MEETING

WASTED, AND THE HIGH GUY

AT UNIVERSAL SAYS SHE

LOOKS LIKE A HEROIN

ADDICT.

GET HER OUT OF MY OFFICE

NOW.

THAT WAS MY LAST

OPPORTUNITY.

I HAD ALL OF THESE

OPPORTUNITIES, AND I BLEW

THEM ALL.

SO I BECAME A FULL-TIME

DEALER BECAUSE I WAS

ALREADY SELLING DRUGS TO

PEOPLE.

Reporter: SHE WAS

ARRESTED 12 TIMES FOR

MULTIPLE FELONIES.

FINALLY SHE WAS ARRESTED

FOR CONSPIRACY,

MANUFACTURING NARCOTICS

AND WEAPONS VIOLATIONS.

SHE WAS SENTENCED TO 13

YEARS IN PRISON.

I'M FIGHTING WITH THE

COPS.

I ATTACKED AN OFFICER.

I'M GETTING SHOOK DOWN

EVERY DAY BY THE C.O.s

THAT ARE IN THE FACILITY

BECAUSE I'M JUST, LIKE,

STARTING UP PROBLEMS EVERY

DAY WITH ALL OF THE

OFFICERS AND OTHER INMATES

THERE.

AND I GOT THROWN IN THE

HOLE OVER AND OVER AND

OVER AGAIN WHILE I'M

THERE.

Reporter: FINALLY,

AFTER A YEAR OF VIOLENT

BEHAVIOR BEHIND BARS,

KATIE REACHED HER BREAKING

POINT.

I HAD BEEN TAKEN TO

THIS LOCKDOWN CELL, THAT

WASN'T LIKE A REGULAR ONE.

YOU DIDN'T GET A MATTRESS.

IT IS FREEZING COLD, AND

IT IS COVERED WITH URINE

AND VOMIT AND FECES.

AND I GOT A REVELATION,

THIS IS GOD'S WAY OF

DEALING WITH YOU.

IT TOOK THIS LEVEL OF

LOCKDOWN TO GET YOU TO

BREAK.

I'M THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN

SAVE YOU OUT OF THIS.

I FINALLY HAD IT.

I REMEMBER SLUMPING BACK

AGAINST THAT ICE-COLD

CEMENT WALL AND SLUMPING

DOWN AND THINKING, I CAN'T

TAKE THIS ANYMORE.

I HAD BEEN FIGHTING

EVERYBODY OUT ON THE

STREETS, AND NOW I'M

FIGHTING EVERYBODY INSIDE.

I DIDN'T EVEN REALIZE I

WAS FIGHTING GOD HIMSELF.

RIGHT THEN THE LORD SPOKE

TO ME.

HE SAID, I WANT YOU TO

SURRENDER TO YOUR

CAPTIVITY, BECAUSE THIS IS

MY PLAN AND IT IS PERFECT.

Reporter: KATIE

PRAYED TO BECOME A

CHRISTIAN.

SHE READ THE BIBLE AND

SHARED WHAT SHE LEARNED

WITH HER FELLOW INMATES.

THE ONLY BOOK IN THE

WHOLE PLACE WAS THE BIBLE.

I REMEMBER PICKING IT UP

AND READING THROUGH IT.

AND I JUST THOUGHT THIS IS

THE COOLEST THING I HAVE

EVER READ IN MY LIFE.

THIS IS SO AMAZING.

I WOULD GO FROM THE FRONT

TO THE BACK, FROM THE

FRONT TO THE BACK, OVER

AND OVER AGAIN.

AND AS I DID THAT, THE

HOLY SPIRIT POINTED OUT

SCRIPTURES ABOUT THESE

PEOPLE CALLED THE ANCIENT

ISRAELITES WHO WENT TO

PRISON.

AS I READ THEIR STORY, I

WAS LIKE MAN, THEIR STORY

IS MY STORY.

IT IS THE STORY OF EVERY

CON I HAD EVER KNOWN.

I STARTED GETTING EXCITED

ABOUT IT.

I STARTED TEACHING IT TO

EVERYONE I COULD TEACH IT

TO.

Reporter: HER

TOUGH-GIRL ATTITUDE AND

REPUTATION AGAIN TO

CHANGE.

THE COPS ARE CALLING ME

THE GOD POD BECAUSE

EVERYBODY IS GETTING

BAPTIZED IN THE PRISON,

AND THERE IS THE PRESENCE

OF GOD RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE

OF THIS CAPTIVITY.

Reporter: AFTER

SERVING FIVE YEARS OF HER

13-YEAR SENTENCE, KATIE

WON HER APPEAL, AND WAS

RELEASED EARLY.

SHE IS FREE NOW, AND HER

VIEW OF THE GOOD LIFE HAS

CHANGED DRAMATICALLY.

THE GOOD LIFE IS HAVING

YOUR PURPOSE AND YOUR

RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.

THERE HAVE BEEN SO MANY

AMAZING THINGS THAT HAVE

HAPPENED TO ME BECAUSE I

HAD MY PURPOSE.

FOR ONE, WHEN I GOT OUT OF

PRISON, I REALLY QUICKLY

DISCOVERED I DIDN'T WANT

TO DO DRUGS ANYMORE.

I'M SO FILLED UP WITH THIS

RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD, SO

EXCITED ABOUT THIS SPECIAL

THING THAT GOD HAS GIVEN

ME TO DO, THIS MISSION,

THE BOOK, THE MINISTRY,

THAT I HAD NO DESIRE TO DO

DRUGS.

Reporter: KATIE WROTE

A BOOK ABOUT THE LESSONS

SHE LEARNED FROM THE

ISRAELITES TIME IN

CAPTIVITY, AND HOW GOD CAN

USE PRISON TIME TO PREPARE

PEOPLE FOR THEIR PURPOSE.

HE HAS A BIGGER, BETTER

PLAN, AN AMAZING PLAN,

WHERE HE WANTS TO USE

CAPTIVITY TO TOTALLY GIVE

US OUR DREAMS, TO GIVE US

OUR FUTURE.

HE LOVES US SO MUCH THAT

HE HAS GOT A PLAN FOR IT,

AND IT IS WAY BIGGER THAN

WE THOUGHT IT WAS GOING TO

BE.

IT'S AWESOME.

Terry: IT'S AN

INTERESTING THOUGHT, ISN'T

IT, THAT JESUS PUTS US

INFORMS OF CAPTIVITY SO

THAT WE CAN BE SET FREE,

SO WE CAN UNDERSTAND WHO

HE IS.

IT IS A GOOD PLACE OF

GROWING AND CHANGING AND

BEING HONED BY THE HAND OF

GOD.

I LOVE HER STORY BECAUSE

IT IS REALLY THE STORY OF

ALL OF US AT SOME POINT.

WE MAY NOT GO SO FAR THAT

WE WIND UP IN FEDERAL

PRISON, BUT JESUS SAID HE

CAME TO SET THE CAPTIVE

FREE.

THAT'S YOU AND ME.

IT'S YOU AND ME.

YOU KNOW WHAT'S

INTERESTING TO ME, WE HAVE

A CHOICE, AND WE KEEP

CHOOSING, SO OFTEN, THE

WRONG THINGS.

AND WHAT ARE WE LOOKING

FOR?

WE'RE LOOKING FOR PURPOSE,

FOR MEANING, FOR SOME KIND

OF FULFILLMENT, FOR JOY,

SOMETIMES FOR FUN, AND WE

DON'T FIND IT IN ANY OF

OUR OWN CHOICES UNTIL WE

SURRENDER TO HIM.

AND THEN HE GIVES US THE

FULLNESS OF WHO HE IS.

AND IT'S EVERYTHING WE

WERE LOOKING FOR.

EVERYTHING WE WERE LOOKING

FOR.

MAYBE WHAT'S EVEN MORE

SIGNIFICANT IN THAT TRUTH

IS TO REALIZE THAT THE GOD

OF THE UNIVERSE, THE ONE

WHO CREATED US TO LIVE

WITH PURPOSE, WITH MEANING

IN OUR LIVES, WAITS.

HE WAITS.

HE WAITS FOR YOU.

HE WAITS FOR ME.

HE WAITS FOR EACH OF US TO

COME TO THE END OF

OURSELVES.

OF OUR OWN PLANS, OF OUR

OWN STRIVING, OF OUR OWN

NEED, UNTIL WE COME TO THE

PLACE OF SAYING, GOD, NOT

ONLY CAN'T I DO THIS

WITHOUT YOU, I DON'T WANT

TO DO THIS WITHOUT YOU.

MAYBE YOU'RE WATCHING HER

STORY TODAY, AND YOU'RE

SAYING, WOW, THAT'S WHAT I

NEED.

IF IT IS, HERE IS THE

GREAT NEWS: HE'S BEEN

WAITING FOR YOU, TOO.

IT IS NEVER TOO LATE.

YOU CAN'T GO TOO FAR AWAY

TO BE DRAWN BACK IN BY THE

ARM OF GOD.

YOU CAN'T BE TOO DEAD FOR

A RESURRECTION.

YOU CAN'T HAVE SINNED TOO

GREATLY TO BE FORGIVEN.

THERE IS NOTHING, THE

BIBLE SAYS, THAT CAN

SEPARATE US FROM THE LOVE

OF GOD.

SO WHAT DO YOU DO?

IF YOUR LIFE IS EMPTY

TODAY, IF YOU ARE A

SINNER, AND YOU KNOW FULL

WELL THAT YOU NEED

FORGIVENESS AND THE LOVE

OF A SAVIOR, IT'S HERE FOR

YOU NOW.

HE -- IT'S NOT AN IT -- HE

IS HERE FOR YOU RIGHT NOW.

THIS ISN'T ABOUT RELIGION.

IT'S NOT ABOUT RULES AND

REGULATIONS.

IT IS ABOUT A RELATIONSHIP

WITH THE ONE WHO CREATED

YOU.

TO LOVE HIM AND TO WALK

WITH HIM.

WILL YOU SURRENDER, LIKE

KATIE DID.

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

IT MEANS YOU LAY DOWN YOUR

STUFF, YOUR WILL, YOUR

WAY, AND YOU GRAB HOLD OF

HIM.

JUST GRAB HOLD OF HIM

TODAY.

STOP WHAT YOU'RE DOING AND

PRAY WITH ME.

LET'S GO TO HIM TOGETHER.

LORD, I'M LISTENING TO

KATIE'S STORY, AND I KNOW

THAT I NEED WHAT SHE'S

GOT.

I WANT WHAT SHE'S GOT, AND

SO I AM ASKING YOU TODAY

TO ACCEPT MY PLEA FOR

FORGIVENESS.

PLEASE, JESUS, BE THE

SAVIOR OF MY SOUL.

FORGIVE MY SINS.

I'VE KNOWN IN MY HEAD THAT

YOU DIED TO SAVE THE

WORLD.

I'M ASKING YOU TODAY TO

SAVE ME.

I AM A SINNER IN NEED OF A

SAVIOR, AND I'M ASKING YOU

SPECIFICALLY.

YOU KNOW THE THINGS IN MY

LIFE THAT HAVE ENTRAPPED

ME.

YOU KNOW THE THINGS THAT

I'VE DONE THAT HAVE HURT

OTHERS.

YOU KNOW THE CHOICES, THE

DELIBERATE CHOICES I'VE

MADE TO DO THE WRONG

THING.

WILL YOU FORGIVE ME?

I AM SO SORRY.

I WANT TO MAKE THAT GREAT

EXCHANGE TODAY.

I WANT TO EXCHANGE MY WAY

FOR YOUR WAY.

SO I'M GIVING YOU MY WHOLE

LIFE, EVERYTHING I'VE GOT.

COME INTO THE CENTER OF MY

BEING.

BE THE LORD OF MY LIFE AS

WELL AS THE SAVIOR OF MY

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A CHANGE, TO TURN THE

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AMEN.

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GORDON?

Gordon: HE CLINGS TO

LIFE.

IT BECAME VERY APPARENT

SOMETHING VERY

CATASTROPHIC WAS GOING ON.

Gordon: FIND OUT HOW

HIS WIFE FOUGHT TO KEEP

HIM ALIVE, LATER ON

TODAY'S SHOW.

Gordon: THERE IS

ALWAYS PLENTY OF TIME TO

PLAN A GREAT SUNDAY

DINNER, AND SOMETHING THAT

CAN BE DONE IN MINUTES.

SO I WENT INTO THE KITCHEN

WITH KRISTI TO SHOW YOU

HOW.

ONE OF THE GREAT

TRADITIONS WE HAD WHEN I

WAS GROWING UP WAS WE

WOULD HAVE SUNDAY SUPPERS.

THESE WOULD BE ELABORATE

MEALS THAT MOM WOULD TRY

TO SIMPLIFY THE STEPS FOR,

AND THE FAMILY WOULD ALL

GATHER TOGETHER ON SUNDAY

AFTERNOON AND HAVE THIS

GREAT FEAST.

IF WE COULD SET ASIDE

SUNDAY AFTERNOON AS A TIME

WHERE WE CAN GATHER AS A

FAMILY AND INVITE FRIENDS

AND INVITE RELATIVES OVER

AND JUST HAVE A BIG FEAST.

I THINK IT WOULD BE GOOD.

Kristi: I THINK IT

WOULD BE AWESOME.

YOU HAVE SOMETHING SPECIAL

FOR US?

Gordon: TODAY WE'RE

GOING TO PERSIA.

OOH!

I FOUND THIS RECIPE, AND

FIRST TASTED HIS METHOD OF

PREPARING LAMB IN INDIA,

AND I GOT REALLY CURIOUS

ABOUT HOW THEY DID IT.

ONE OF THE SECRETS WAS TO

MARINATE THE MEAT IN

POMEGRANATE JUICE.

WHICH IS INCREDIBLE.

APPARENTLY THIS TRADITION

GOES BACK THOUSANDS OF

YEARS TO PERSIA, AND

THAT'S WHERE IT FIRST

STARTED.

Kristi: SO WE'RE

MAKING LAMB?

I'VE NEVER HAD LAMB

BEFORE.

Gordon: AND WE'RE

GOING TO MAKE RICE PILAF,

AND ROASTED ASPARAGUS, AND

FOR DESSERT, PAIRS BACKED

WITH CHEESE AND HONEY.

Kristi: I WANT YOU TO

KNOW I'M GOING TO BE YOUR

TASTE-TESTER.

Gordon: THIS IS A LEG

OF LAMB.

THE BONES HAVE BEEN TAKEN

OUT.

THE SMALLER THE LAMB, THE

LIKENESS IT IS A LAMB.

THE BIGGER, YOU PROBABLY

HAVE A SHEEP.

WE'RE GOING TO PUT ALL OF

THIS INTO A GRINDER.

IT IS A COFFEE GRINDER

THAT WE KEEP FOR SPICES.

THIS IS CORRIANDER.

AND THIS IS PEPPER.

AND THIS IS CARDAMON.

AND THESE ARE THE PODS --

THIS IS A WONDERFUL

SPICE --

Kristi: IS IT THE

SAME THING OR DIFFERENT --

Gordon: THIS IS THE

SAME THING.

YOU CAN COOK WITH THESE

AND THEY EXPLODE WITH

FLAVOR.

SO WHEN YOU USE THE PODS,

USE THEM SPARINGLY.

Kristi: MY REPERTOIRE

INCLUDES SALT AND PEPPER.

Gordon: THE JOKE

AROUND HERE IS WHEN YOU'RE

COOKING, YOU'RE MAKING

CEREAL.

Kristi: I CAN COOK.

IT IS A FORM OF COOKING.

Gordon: YOU GRIND

THEM ALL TOGETHER.

AND IT GIVES YOU A NICE

MIX OF EVERYTHING AND IT

BREAKS DOWN THE CARDAMON

SEEDS SO THEY'RE USABLE.

SNOW SMELL THAT?

Kristi: THAT SMELLS

DELICIOUS.

THAT SMELLS REALLY GOOD.

YOU KNOW HOW LIKE WHEN YOU

GO TO THE SPAS AND THEY

HAVE ALL OF THOUGH HOORAH

SMELLS.

IT SMELLS LIKE A HOORAH

SMELL.

Gordon: YOU SPRINKLE

IT ON TOP, AND I'M NOT

GOING TO USE MY HANDS

BECAUSE I DON'T WANT TO

GET RAW MEAT ON MY HANDS

WITH NO SINK AROUND.

YOU WANT TO MASSAGE THIS

INTO THE MEAT.

YOU DO IT ON BOTH SIDES.

AND THEN YOU TAKE THE MEAT

AND PUT IT INTO IN

CONTAINER LIKE THIS, ONE

YOU CAN EASILY COVER.

AND YOU TAKE THE

POMEGRANATE JUICE, AND YOU

PRESS IT DOWN AND SUBMERGE

EVERYTHING IN THERE.

YOU COVER IN IT PLASTIC,

AND YOU PUT IT IN THE

REFRIGERATOR OVERNIGHT.

AND THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS

AFTER IT'S BEEN IN THE

FRIDGE OVERNIGHT.

I LIKE TO WRAP IT, WHERE

THIS FAT -- IT'S CALLED A

FAT CAP -- IS ON THE

OUTSIDE.

AS THE FAT MELTS AND IT

ROASTS, IT GOES RIGHT INTO

THE MEAT AND KEEPS IT

REALLY NICE.

Kristi: I'VE GOT SOME

OF THOSE FAT CAPS ON MY

THIGHS.

[LAUGHTER]

Gordon: YOU TAKE

KITCHEN TWINE AND SOAK IT

IN WATER AND YOU CUT IT.

THERE IS A SPECIAL LOOP

WHERE YOU TIE ONE END AND

ROLL THIS PIECE OF MEAT UP

INTO A LOG.

YOU TIE IT TO KEEP IT IN

PLACE.

THAT KEEPS IT RARE TO

MEDIUM RARE IN THE MIDDLE,

AND GIVES YOU A NICE CRUST

ON THE OUTSIDE.

THE KEY, AND THE REASON

THIS RECIPE WORKS SO WELL,

SOMETIMES LAMB CAN HAVE A

LITTLE GAMEY FLAVOR TO IT,

AND THE POMEGRANATE JUICE

TAKES ALL OF THAT GAMEY

FLAVOR AWAY.

Kristi: CAN YOU USE

THAT REMAINING JUICE AS A

SAUCE?

Gordon: YOU SHOULD

NOT USE THIS AS A SAUCE.

YOU SHOULD THROW THAT

AWAY.

YOU PUT THAT IN THE OVEN,

375°, AND YOU NEED A MEAT

THERMOMETER, AND TAKE IT

TO 135, AND THE RESIDUAL

HEAT WILL TAKE IT TO 140

AFTER YOU TAKE IT OUT.

WE'VE ALREADY DONE THIS

ONE.

Kristi: YUMMY!

Gordon: YOU CAN SEE,

IT GETS THIS NICE CRUST.

AND THIS IS THE FAT CAP.

AND ALL OF THAT CRUST IS

REALLY NICE, AND YOU PUT

THE FAT CAP ON TOP, LIKE I

DID THERE.

Kristi: YEAH!

Gordon: AND IT ROASTS

UP BEAUTIFULLY.

BEFORE YOU SERVE IT, YOU

TAKE THE STRING OFF AND

THEN YOU CAN CUT IT.

YOU WANT IT TO BE THAT

MEDIUM-RARE LOOK IN THE

MIDDLE.

AND YOU'RE GOING TO GET A

TASTE IN JUST A MINUTE.

Kristi: I WAS GOING

TO SAY, GORDON, WHEN DO I

GET A TASTE.

NOT FOR NOTHING, I WANT TO

PROVE I CAN COOK MORE THAN

JUST CEREAL.

Gordon: CAN YOU SWEAT

THE UNIONS?

Kristi: I DON'T KNOW

WHAT SWEATING MEANS?

Gordon: WHEN YOU

SWEAT, WHAT HAPPENS?

Kristi: I GET FUNKY.

Gordon: WATER COMES

OUT OF YOU.

Kristi: MAYBE THAT

WASN'T THE ISSUE.

Gordon: YOU TAKE THE

UNIONS, DUMP THEM ALL IN.

Kristi: SO WHAT DOES

SWEATING MEAN?

COOK?

Gordon: YOU WANT TO

GET THE WATER OUT OF THEM.

YOU DON'T WANT THEM TO

TURN BROWN.

YOU JUST WANT TO SWEAT

THEM.

Kristi: GOTCHA.

DOES THAT MEAN, ARE YOU

WAITING FOR THEM TO GET

TRANSLUCENT.

LOOK AT ME, GORDON, WHO

KNEW?

Gordon: YES, YOU WANT

THEM TRANSLUCENT.

Kristi: DOES IT

MATTER WHAT KIND OF AN

UNION?

Gordon: JUST ANY OLD

ONION WILL DO.

A YELLOW.

THE RED WILL COLOR THE

RICE IN A WAY YOU DON'T

WANT TO.

Kristi: WHAT'S NEXT?

Gordon: NOW YOU PUT

IN SOME CHICKEN BROTH.

Kristi: IS THIS THE

KIND OF CHICKEN BROTH YOU

GET FROM A CAN?

Gordon: YOU CAN.

BUT WHEN I COOK, I TEND TO

USE MY OWN.

Kristi: I'M SORT OF

LAUGHING, BECAUSE YOU'RE,

LIKE, I MAKE MY OWN

CHICKEN BROTH.

BUT FOR NORMAL WOMEN LIKE

ME --

Gordon: YOU CAN BUY

IT.

WE'RE MAKING PERSIAN RICE.

CINNAMON.

Kristi: INTERESTING.

Gordon: AND TUMERIC,

WHICH IS REALLY HEALTHY

FOR YOU.

Kristi: IS IT SALTY?

Gordon: NO, IT IS NOT

SALTY AT ALL.

RAISINS, WHICH WHEN YOU

COOK IN WATER, PLUMP UP.

CURANTS, WHICH ARE REALLY

WONDERFUL.

AND THEN YOU ADD SALT.

ALL OF THIS BROTH WILL NOW

BE ABSORBED INTO THE RICE.

I LIKE BASMATI RICE.

Kristi: WHY DO YOU

LIKE IT?

Gordon: IT HAS A REAL

NUTTY FLAVOR AND IT

DOESN'T BUNCH UP.

IT'S NOT AS STARCHY.

Kristi: I WISH YOU

COULD SMELL THIS.

IT SMELLS SO DIVINE.

YOU'RE KIND OF IMPRESSING

ME.

Gordon: DO YOU SEE

HOW EASY THIS IS?

Kristi: IT IS VERY

EASY.

Gordon: YOU MARINATE

YOUR MEAT AND TIE IT UP,

AND THEN WHILE YOU'RE

DOING THAT, YOU DO THIS.

YOU COVER IT.

ALL OF THAT LIQUID IN THAT

POT WILL BE ABSORBED BY

THE RICE.

AND WHAT WILL COME OUT IS

THAT.

Kristi: OH!

Gordon: THAT HAS BEEN

DRESSED WITH SOME ROASTED

ALMOND SLICES.

AND I THINK THAT IS

CORRIANDER.

Kristi: CAN I TASTE

NOW?

Gordon: WE HAVE TO DO

ONE MORE.

WE'VE GOT THE PAIRS WITH

GOT CHEESE AND HONEY, AND

THE PISTACHIO NUTS.

ALL OF THAT WAS ROASTED IN

THE OVEN.

Kristi: WHAT ARE

LEAKS?

AS GOD AS MY WITNESS, I

DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY ARE.

Gordon: IT IS WHAT

THE ISRAELITES WANTED TO

GO BACK TO EGYPT FOR, THE

LEAKS AND THE GARLIC AND

THE UNIONS.

Kristi: THEY LOOK

LIKE UNIONS.

Gordon: THEY ARE.

BUT THEY TASTE A LITTLE

DIFFERENT.

Kristi: I WILL

ATTACK.

THIS LOOKS DIVINE.

THIS IS THE LAMB, SO WE'LL

TRY THE LAMB FIRST.

IT'S VERY DIFFERENT.

IT'S VERY LIGHT, BUT IT

TASTES DELICIOUS.

YOU KNOW WHAT I TASTE?

I TASTE A LITTLE BIT OF

THE.

Gordon: CARDAMON?

Kristi: YEAH.

IT'S YUMMY.

Gordon: YOU TASTED

THE OUTER CRUST, WHICH HAS

MORE OF THE RUB.

THE INNER PART HAS MORE OF

THE POMEGRANATE JUICE.

GRAB A FORK, GORDON, SO

I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE

EATING ON TV.

Gordon: I WANT TO SEE

HOW YOU LIKE THE RICE?

OOH, IT'S ONE OF THOSE

MEALS YOU GET A DIFFERENT

TASTE WITH EACH BITE.

THAT IS GREAT.

Gordon: AND THE

POMEGRANATE ALSO

TENDERIZES THE MEAT.

WHEN YOU ADD IT TO THAT

KIND OF RICE, YOU GET A

FLAVOR COMBO.

AND THE DESSERT -- WE

DIDN'T USE THE CHEESE

BECAUSE YOU DON'T LIKE

CHEESE -- IT DOESN'T WORK

FOR YOU.

Kristi: I WAS GOING

TO SAY, I LIKE CHEESE, BUT

IT DOESN'T LIKE ME.

Gordon: ROASTED PAIRS

ARE A BEAUTIFUL THING.

Kristi: LOOK AT THAT.

YOU'VE GOT RAISINS -- I

DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT IS IN

THERE.

IT LOOKS BEAUTIFUL.

WHAT IS IN THERE?

Gordon: PISTACHIO

NUTS, AND WITH GOT CHEESE

AND HONEY, IT TAKES IT TO

A WHOLE OTHER LEVEL.

Kristi: WHAT IS THIS?

Gordon: FIGS.

ROASTED FIGS ARE REALLY

GOOD.

Kristi: HOW DO YOU

EAT A FIG?

I'VE NEVER EATEN A FIG.

I'VE EATEN A FIG NEWTON.

I AM SO DIGGING THIS MEAL.

I HAVE TO BE HONEST WITH

YOU, WHEN YOU FIRST

STARTED TALKING ABOUT LAMB

AND PERSIAN --

Gordon: IT SOUNDED SO

FOREIGN.

IT IS A REAL SIMPLE PREP,

BUT WHEN YOU START TO EAT

IT, YOU GO, WOW, THIS IS

REALLY GOOD.

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Kristi: AND YOU'RE

GOING TO LOVE IT.

OKAY, I'M DONE.

Gordon: WE'LL BE BACK

WITH MORE RIGHT AFTER

THIS.

Cara: RONNIE AND

CLARIS HAD NO IDEA WHAT

WAS ABOUT TO HAPPEN.

AFTER ALL, RONNIE HAD

DRIVEN HOME SAFELY

COUNTLESS TIMES.

AND THERE WAS NO REASON TO

BELIEVE THAT THIS DAY WAS

GOING TO BE ANY DIFFERENT

UNTIL A YOUNG MAN BLEW

THROUGH A STOP SIGN.

SHE SAYS WE NEED TO

CALL, RONNIE HAS BEEN IN A

SERIOUS CAR ACCIDENT.

AND WE NEED TO GET YOU

HOME.

AND I SAID OKAY.

AND I'LL TELL YOU, AFTER

THAT, I DON'T REMEMBER

MUCH COMING HOME.

Reporter: CLARICE

HOLDEN WAS ON A BUSINESS

TRIP TO NEW YORK CITY WHEN

A CO-WORKER KNOCKED ON HER

DOOR WITH FRIGHTENING

NEWS.

I DIDN'T FIND OUT ANY

OF THE DETAILS UNTIL I GOT

HOME THE NEXT MORNING.

HE WAS COMING HOME FROM

THE RESTAURANT, AND A

YOUNG MAN RAN THE STOP

SIGN, AND IT EJECTED HIM

OUT THE PASSENGER WINDOW.

RONNIE HAD HIS SEAT BELT

ON, BUT IT BROKE IT.

AND WHEN IT THREW HIM OUT

THE WINDOW, THE CAR

ACTUALLY TURNED OVER A

COUPLE OF TIMES, BUT THANK

GOD IT DIDN'T HIT HIM.

IT WOULD HAVE CRUSHED HIM.

THE YOUNG MAN,

UNFORTUNATELY, THAT HIT

HIM WAS KILLED INSTANTLY.

Reporter: RONNIE WAS

SERIOUSLY INJURED FROM THE

ACCIDENT.

HE WAS IN INTENSIVE

CARE.

HIS NECK WAS BROKEN IN TWO

PLACES, AND HIS LEFT LEG

WAS SHATTERED.

Reporter: THE

SURGEON, DR. MAXWELL,

WORKED ON RONNIE'S CASE.

HE HAD A RUPTURED COLON

THAT WAS NOT APPARENT

OFFICIALLY.

WE WERE VERY BUSY TAKING

CARE OF HIS HEAD INJURY

AND HIS BROKEN BONES.

THEN IT BECAME APPARENT

THERE WAS SOMETHING VERY

CATASTROPHIC GOING ON IN

THE ABDOMEN.

HE REQUIRED OPERATION TO

TAKE CARE OF THAT.

Reporter: AFTER THE

SURGERY, RONNIE SLIPPED

INTO A COMA, AND THE

DOCTORS GAVE CLARICE

TERRIBLE NEWS.

IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE HE

IS GOING TO MAKE IT.

HE PROBABLY HAS ABOUT

THREE HOURS.

AND AT THAT TIME, I DON'T

KNOW ABOUT YOU, BUT I'VE

NEVER HAD ANYTHING LIKE

THAT HAPPEN TO ME.

I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO SAY,

WHAT TO DO.

Reporter: WHAT

CLARICE FELT SHE WOULD DO

WAS PRAY.

SHE ENLISTED AS MANY

FRIENDS AND FOLKS FROM

CHURCH AS SHE COULD TO

PRAY FOR RONNIE.

I KNEW THAT I KNEW THAT

GOD WAS GOING TO HEAL

RONNIE AND MAKE HIM WHOLE

AGAIN.

SO I JUST WENT BACK TO OUR

FAMILY IN THE WAITING

ROOM, AND FRIENDS, AND I

SAID, GOD, WE ARE NOT

GOING TO BE WRINGING OUR

HANDS.

AND WE ARE NOT GOING TO BE

SAYING POOR RONNIE.

WE ARE GOING TO BELIEVE

GOD TOGETHER.

Reporter: RONNIE WAS

ALREADY FACING AN UPHILL

BATTLE WHEN COMPLICATIONS

SET IN.

RONNIE'S TRAUMA SCORE

WAS SO HIGH THAT THE

PREDICTORS FOR HIS

RECOVERY WERE VERY LOW.

IF YOU LOOK SIMPLY AT THE

SCIENTIFIC PREDICTORS, HE

HAD A VERY LOW CHANCE OF

SURVIVAL.

AND THEN WITH THE RUPTURED

COLON, HE HAD SEPSIS, AND

HE HAD BLOODSTREAM

INFECTIONS.

HE REQUIRED A GREAT DEAL

OF ANTIBIOTICS.

Reporter: CLARICE

FILLED HER HUSBAND'S ROOM

WITH PRAYERS, HYMNS, AND

HEALING SCRIPTURES.

SHE MADE SURE EVERYONE

PRAYED FOR SPECIFIC

CHALLENGES RONNIE WAS

FACING.

HE WOULD HAVE A MAJOR

THING GOING ON EVERY HOUR.

SOME PART OF HIS BODY WAS

SHUTTING DOWN.

A FEVER WAS GOING UP.

THEY WOULD HAVE TO PACK

HIM IN ICE TO GET HIS

FEVER DOWN.

HIS KIDNEYS WOULD TRY TO

SHUT DOWN.

INFECTION IN HIS SYSTEM.

IT WAS ONE THING RIGHT

AFTER ANOTHER.

ANOTHER CRISIS.

WE ARE TOLD NOTHING IS

HELP HIM.

I JUST NEEDED TO KNOW WHAT

IT WAS GOING TO TAKE TO

GET HIM THROUGH THE NIGHT.

AND THEN WE WENT FOR

SPECIFICS EVERY DAY, EVERY

HOUR, WHAT DO WE NEED TO

GET THROUGH THIS.

WE ASKED FOR EXACTLY WHAT

WE NEEDED.

AND THAT'S WHAT WE GOT.

Reporter: ONE BY ONE,

EACH MEDICAL CRISIS

AVERTED.

THE SEPSIS INFECTION

SUBSIDED.

FEVER CAME DOWN TO NORMAL

LEVELS.

HIS KIDNEYS THAT WERE

FAILING BEGAN TO FUNCTION

AGAIN.

CLARICE SAYS THE TURNING

POINT CAME WHEN HE WOKE

FROM HIS THREE-WEEK COMA.

WHEN I SAW HIS EYES, I

KNEW HE WAS GOING TO BE

OKAY.

HIS CLEAR BLUE EYES -- I

JUST WANTED TO SEE THEM.

AND WHEN HE OPENED THEM, I

KNEW HE WAS GOING TO BE

OKAY.

Reporter: 52 DAYS

AFTER HIS ACCIDENT, RONNIE

LEFT THE HOSPITAL.

TODAY HE IS HEALTHY AND

DOING WELL, AND HIS

INTESTINES ARE FUNCTIONING

NORMALLY.

RONNIE BELIEVES THE POWER

OF PRAYER SAVED HIS LIFE.

I KNOW BEYOND A SHADOW

OF A DOUBT, THAT'S THE

ONLY REASON I'M HERE, HER

PRAYERS AND THE PEOPLE WHO

PRAYED FOR ME.

I WOULD NOT BE HERE -- THE

ONLY REASON I'M LIVING IS

BECAUSE GOD ANSWERED

PEOPLE'S PRAYERS.

Reporter: AGAINST ALL

ODDS, RONNIE'S LIFE IS

BACK TO NORMAL.

BUT, YOU KNOW, YOU

ALWAYS FIGHT FOR SOMETHING

THAT YOU LOVE, THAT YOU

BELIEVE IN.

AND I LOVE HIM AND I

BELIEVE IN HIM.

I KNOW THAT I KNOW THAT

EVERYBODY THERE KNEW HE

WAS NOT SUPPOSED TO COME

OUT, BUT HE DID.

HE DOESN'T EVEN LOOK LIKE

ANYTHING EVER HAPPENED TO

HIM.

WHEN GOD DOES SOMETHING,

HE TOTALLY RESTORES,

DOESN'T HE?

HE REALLY DOES.

HE DOES A GREAT JOB.

A LOT BETTER JOB THAN ME.

Terry: HE DOES.

AND THE REALLY AMAZING

THING IS IT IS NOT JUST

FOR THIS PERSON OR THAT

PERSON.

IT'S FOR EVERYBODY.

WHO SO EVER CALLS UPON THE

NAME OF THE LORD.

THIS IS ESTELLA.

SHE CALLED ON THE LORD.

SHE LIVES IN SAN ANTONIO,

TEXAS.

SHE DEVELOPED CURVATURE OF

THE SPINE AND A PROTRUDING

DISC.

IT CAUSED PHYSICAL

DISTRESS TO HER RIGHT

KNEE.

SHE TOOK MEDICATION, BUT

SHE LIVED WITH THAT PAIN

FOR 30 YEARS.

ONE DAY ESTELLA WAS

WATCHING THE 700 CLUB.

AND, GORDON, THE LORD GAVE

YOU A WORD OF KNOWLEDGE.

YOU SAID, GOD IS HEALING A

SPINE AND REMOVING THE

PAIN IT WAS BRINGING TO

RIGHT HIP.

ESTELLA CLAIMED THE WORD,

AND THE PAIN SUDDENLY

DISAPPEARED.

SHE SAYS SHE HAS NOT HAD

ANY TROUBLE SINCE THEN.

WOW, 30 YEARS.

Gordon: THIS IS

CAROLYN, WHO HAD AN

INJURY.

TERRY, YOU SAID THERE IS A

PAIN THAT EXTENDS FROM

YOUR HIPS INTO YOUR LEGS.

MOVE YOUR HIPS AROUND, AND

YOU'LL FIND IT IS

COMPLETELY FREE, IT IS

GONE.

YOU WON'T FEEL THE PAIN

ANYMORE.

CAROLYN GOT OUT OF BED AND

BEGAN MOVING HER BODY IN

DIFFERENT POSITIONS.

SHE FELT A TINGLING

SENSATION GO THROUGHOUT

HER BODY AS TERRY PRAYED,

AND SHE HASN'T HAD ANY

TROUBLE SINCE THEN.

NOW, THAT'S GREAT.

THAT'S GOD.

THAT CAN HAPPEN TO YOU.

YOU CAN HAVE A LIFE WHERE

YOU DON'T HAVE ANY TROUBLE

SINCE.

WHERE YOU DON'T HAVE THAT

NAGGING PAIN.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY

ABOUT HOW YOU GET UP OUT

OF BED.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY

ABOUT HOW YOU BEND OVER

AND PICK UP THINGS.

GOD LOVES THIS CHILDREN.

HE WANTS HIS CHILDREN TO

BE FREE OF DISEASE, OF

PAIN.

NOW, WHICH ONE OF US, IF

OUR CHILD WAS IN NEED, AND

HAD NEED BECAUSE OF SOME

ILLNESS, WHAT WOULD WE DO?

WE WOULD GO TO ALL KINDS

OF LENGTHS.

WE'D TAKE THEM TO EVERY

SINGLE DOCTOR WE COULD.

WE'D BUY ANY MEDICATION.

WE'D PAY FOR ANYTHING.

ANYTHING SO OUR CHILD

COULD BE HEALTHY.

THAT'S WHAT GOD DID.

THAT'S WHAT GOD DID.

HE SENT HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN

SON, SO THAT WE WOULDN'T

HAVE TO SUFFER THE

CONSEQUENCES ANYMORE.

THAT WE COULD BE FREE OF

PAIN, OF INFIRMITY, OF

DISEASE.

HE PAID THE PRICE.

HE DID IT ALL.

AND HE DID IT ALL OUT OF

LOVE BECAUSE HE LOVES YOU.

HE LOVES YOU SO MUCH.

HE WAS WILLING TO DIE FOR

YOU.

AND THE BIBLE SAYS THAT

HE, HIMSELF, HAS BORNE

AWAY OUR INFIRMITY.

HE HAS TAKEN AWAY OUR

PAIN.

HE FORGIVES ALL YOUR

INIQUITIES.

HE HEALS ALL YOUR

DISEASES.

WHAT HE HAS DONE FOR

OTHERS, HE'LL DO FOR YOU.

NOW, IS YOUR CONDITION

PART OF ALL?

ARE YOU PART OF WHO SO

EVER?

DON'T FOR A MINUTE THINK

THAT GOD HAS PASSED YOU

BY.

I DON'T CARE IF YOU HAVE

ASKED FOR IT BEFORE.

JESUS SAYS ASK AND KEEP ON

ASKING.

WHAT I WANT YOU TO DO, IN

AN ACT OF FAITH, LAY YOUR

HAND ON THAT AREA OF BODY

THAT NEEDS HEALING.

THE BIBLE SAYS THESE SIGNS

SHALL FOLLOW THEM THAT

BELIEVE.

THEY SHALL LAY HANDS ON

THE SICK AND THEY SHALL

RECOVER.

THE BIBLE ALSO SAYS IF TWO

OR MORE AGREE, TOUCHING

ANYTHING, IT SHALL BE

DONE.

SO TERRY AND I ARE GOING

TO AGREE.

YOU AGREE AND TOUCH, AND

WE'LL COME INTO AGREEMENT

WITH YOU AND LET GOD DO

ALL OF THE REST FOR YOU.

PRAY WITH US.

LORD JESUS, WE JUST LIFT

THE NEEDS OF THE AUDIENCE

TO YOU.

AND AS PEOPLE ARE LAYING

HANDS ON THAT AREA OF THE

BODY THAT NEEDS HEALING.

WE JUST COME INTO

AGREEMENT WITH THEM.

AND WE AGREE WITH THEM,

AND WE DECLARE OUT LOUD

OVER THIS, BE HEALED AND

BE MADE WHOLE.

THERE IS A MAN, YOUR NAME

IS TOM, AND YOU'RE LAYING

HANDS ON YOUR LEFT

HAMSTRING.

YOU'VE HAD AN OLD INJURY

FROM TRACK, AND GOD IS

HEALING THAT.

HE IS LITERALLY KNITTING

IT BACK TOGETHER.

IT JUST GOT TIGHT AND YOU

FELT PAIN AND THEN IT JUST

RELEASED IN JESUS' NAME.

SOMEONE ELSE, YOU'VE HAD

AN INJURY FROM WORK, AND

YOUR NAME IS DAVE, AND

YOU'VE GOT A BULGING DISC

IN THE LUMBAR AREA OF YOUR

SPINE.

AND GOD IS HEALING THAT.

HE IS TAKING THAT AWAY

RIGHT NOW.

AND YOU'RE JUST FEELING

THIS LIQUID OIL GOING DOWN

YOUR SPINE RIGHT NOW IN

JESUS' NAME.

BE HEALED.

STRAIGHTEN IT.

WHAT YOU COULDN'T DO

BEFORE, DO IT NOW, JUST

STRAIGHTEN IT, AND REALIZE

YOU JUST GOT HEALED AND

RESTORED IN JESUS' NAME.

Terry: THERE ARE

NUMBERS OF YOU WHO HAVE

YOUR HANDS ON YOUR EYES.

YOU'RE SUFFERING WITH

MACULAR DEGENERATION.

GOD IS HEALING THAT

CONDITION FOR YOU NOW.

LITTLE BY LITTLE, THOSE

HOLES THAT ARE MISSING

SIGHT ARE GOING TO GET

SMALLER AND SMALLER UNTIL

YOUR SIGHT IS RETURNED.

WHAT DOCTORS SAY IS

IMPOSSIBLE, GOD IS GOING

TO DO IT FOR YOU.

SOME OF YOU HAVE TUMORS,

AND GOD IS SHRINKING ALL

OF THEY.

YOU'RE NOT GOING TO NEED

TO HAVE THEM REMOVED.

THEY WILL SIMPLY GO AWAY

IN JESUS' NAME.

Gordon: THERE IS A

WOMAN NAMED SYLVIA, AND

YOU HAD YOUR HAND OVER

YOUR RIGHT EYE, AND WHEN

TERRY STARTED TALKING, YOU

WENT, YAY, THAT'S FOR ME,

BUT WHEN TERRY SAID

MACULAR DEGENERATION, YOU

SAID IT IS NOT ME.

BUT YOUR CONDITION IS

GOING AWAY RIGHT NOW.

GOD HEARD YOUR CRY AND HE

IS HEALING YOU RIGHT NOW.

AND OTHERS HAVE CYSTS, AND

IT IS VERY PAINFUL.

AND YOU'RE SAYING, PLEASE

SAY THAT.

Terry: AND SOMEBODY

WITH A ROTATOR CUFF INJURY

IN YOUR LEFT SHOULDER, GOD

IS HEALING THAT FOR YOU

RIGHT NOW.

Gordon: THERE IS

SOMEONE, YOU'VE LOST TWO

FRONT TEETH, AND YOU'RE

WORRIED ABOUT IMPLANTS.

AND THERE IS SOME KIND OF

PROBLEM WITH THEM.

AND GOD IS HEALING THAT.

AND HE IS TAKING AWAY ALL

OF THE INFECTION IN THE

BONE.

IN JESUS' NAME.

BE HEALED FROM THAT NOW.

JUST BE HEALED AND

RESTORED.

Terry: SOMEONE ELSE

WITH A SKIN CONDITION,

WHERE YOUR SKIN GETS RAW.

GOD IS TOUCHING AND

HEALING THAT.

Gordon: GOD, WE THANK

YOU.

YOU ARE THE HEALER.

WE THANK YOU FOR WHAT

YOU'VE DONE TODAY.

IF YOU'VE BEEN TOUCHED BY

GOD, WE WANT TO SHARE IN

YOUR GOOD REPORT.

CALL US.

1-800-759-0700.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESEWORDS FROM PSALMS: IN THE

MORNING, I WILL SING OF

YOUR LOVE, FOR YOU ARE MY

FORTRESS, MY REFUGE IN

TIME OF TROUBLE.

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