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The 700 Club - December 28, 2012

John Lee Hooker, Jr. slid into a lifestyle of excessive drug use that eventually put his life in the balance. Plus, bad relationship decisions cost Tomasa her identity and sense of self worth. Read Transcript


HE WANTED ME TO LOOK LIKE A BARBIE DOLL.

I HAD A BREAST AUGMENTATION.

THAT'S NOT ALL HER HUSBAND

WANTED.

HE TOLD ME, YOU COULD BE EVEN

EXOTIC DANCER.

TRUE CONFESSIONS FROM

A

FORMER STRIPPER ON TODAY'S THE

700 CLUB.

WELCOME TO THE THE 700 CLUB

FOR TODAY'S HEADLINES, LET'S GO

OVER TO THE CBN NEWS DESK.

GORDON, PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS

INVITED MEMBERS OF CONGRESS TO

THE WHITE HOUSE TO TALK ABOUT

FINDING A SOLUTION TO THE FISCAL

CLIFF.

IF THE TWO SIDES CAN'T REACH AN

AGREEMENT EVERYONE WHO PAYS

INCOME TAXES WILL SEE TAXES GO

UP STARTING NEXT WEEK.

AUTOMATIC SPENDING CUTS WILL GO

INTO EFFECTS TOO.

SINCERYL PRESIDENT OBAMA CLAIMS

HE HAS A MANDATE TO RAISE TAXES.

REPUBLICAN ARE DIVIDED ON THAT

ISSUE AND IT'S RAISING SOME

QUESTION ABOUT THEIR FUTURE AS A

PARTY.

DAVID BRODY HAS THAT STORY.

Reporter: PRESIDENT USE

MANDATES TO CLAIM VICTORIES.

HE'S TAKING ADVANTAGE FROM POLL

THAT AMERICANS SHOWS SUPPORTING

RAISING TAXES ON WEALTHY

AMERICANS.

YOU'RE SAYING FOR PR

PURPOSES, THEY SHOULD GIVE INTO

OBAMA ON THE TAX RATE?

NOT EXACTLY.

YES, I GUESS I AM.

TO OBAMA -- WE DON'T HAVE A

REVENUE PROBLEM ANN.

WE LOST THE ELECTION SEAN.

WE WON THE ELECTION IN THE

HOUSE ANN.

Reporter: THE TAX FIGHT

COMBINED WITH THE FISCAL CLIFF

DEBATE HAS UNCOVERED A GOP

DIVIDE.

ON ONE SIDE DIE HARD

CONSERVATIVES AND ON THE OTHER

THOSE WILLING TO DEAL.

I'M NOT OBLIGATED ON THE

PLEDGE.

Reporter: ON THE BRODY FILE

PROGRAM, SENATOR RAND PAUL MADE

HIS CHOICE.

I CAN'T GO AGAINST GOOD

COMMON SENSE.

Reporter: BLUE THE SPLIT

OVER TAXES IS ONE PART OF THE

LARGER QUESTION FOR THE GOP.

HOW TO WIN OVER A CHANGING

ELECTORATE WITHOUT LOSING THE

ESSENCE OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.

IF YOU'RE RUNNING THINGS UP

THERE ON THE CAPITOL HILL,

WHAT'S THE WAY FORWARD ON THE

REPUBLICAN PARTY?

WE HAVE TO BELIEVE IN

SOMETHING.

IF WE'RE NOT THE PARTY OF

LIMITED GOVERNMENT AND

CONSTITUTION AND LOWER TAXES, I

SAY DISBAND.

REALLY YOU WANT TO BE A PARTY,

YOU WANT TO BELIEVE IN

SOMETHING, LET'S DO.

LET'S DON'T BE DEMOCRAT LIGHTS.

Reporter: EVEN SOME HARD

CORE CONSERVATIVES WANT TO GIVE

ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS A PATHWAY TO

CITIZENSHIP.

THAT COULD BE SEEN PANDERING TO

A VOTING BLOCK THAT LINES UP

BEHIND DEMOCRATS IN 2012.

RICK SANTORUM TOLD CBN NEWS THAT

THE GOP MUST BE AUTHENTIC.

HOPEFULLY THE CONSERVATIVES

WILL UNDERSTAND THAT LIKE ANY

GROUP, WE'RE NOT GOING TO GET

EVERY VOTE.

WE'RE NOT GOING IT GET VOTES,

UNLESS THEY UNDERSTAND THAT YOU

CARE ABOUT WHAT THEY THINK AND

THE ISSUES THEY'RE CONCERNED

ABOUT.

Reporter: COULD ONE OF THOSE

2016 ISSUES COULD BE GAY

MARRIAGE.

MAJORITY OF VOTERS SUPPORT IT.

THAT PUTS THE GOP IN A POLITICAL

PREDICAMENT.

DEFEND TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE OR

CAVE TO POLLING.

IT'S NOT WHAT TO DO WHATEVER

THE POLLS SAY.

IT'S WHAT'S POPULAR.

WE HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY THAT

PEOPLE IN PUBLIC LIFE OWE THE

PEOPLE WHO THEY SERVE THEIR BEST

JUDGMENT.

AND TO GO OUT AND MAKE THE CASE

AS TO WHY THIS IS THE RIGHT

COURSE.

IF WE HAVE ABANDONED THAT WE

HAVE, WE HAVE GIVEN UP ON THE

AMERICAN EXPERIMENT.

Reporter: MEANWHILE THE GOP

EXPERIMENT IS A WORK IN

PROGRESS.

CBN NEWS, WASHINGTON.

> HOUSE AND SENATE CHAPLAINS

ARE MAKING THE FISCAL CLIFF

GRIDLOCK IN CONGRESS A MATTER OF

PRAYER.

AT A MEETING YESTERDAY HOUSE

CHAPLAIN PATRICK COUNTRY ASKED

GOD TO SEND A SPIRIT OF WISDOM

AND GOOD JUDGMENT UPON THE

LEADERS OF CONGRESS.

THAT THEY MIGHT FORGE A SOLUTION

TO A SWAY THE CONCERNS OF THEIR

FELLOW CITIZENS.

ON THE SENATE SIDE CHAPLAIN

BARRY BLACK ASKED GOD TO GIVE

SENATORS THE WISDOM TO SEW TO

THE WIND.

> RETIRED GENERAL NORMAN

SCHWARZKOPF DIED.

IN 1981 SCHWARZKOPF LED

COALITION SOURCES IN THE GULF

WAR.

IT'S GOING TO TAKE AS LONG AS

IT TAKES FOR THE IRAQIS TO GET

OUT OF KUWAIT.

HIS WORK IN OPERATION DESERT

STORM EARNED SCHWARZKOPF

NICKNAME STORMIN' NORMAN.

HE GRADUATED FROM WEST POINT AND

SPENT HIS WHOLE YEAR IN THE

ARMY.

HE WAS A WAR HERO IN VIETNAM

EARNING THREE SILL VAR STARS AND

THREE BRONZE STARS AND TWO

PURPLE HEARTS.

PRESIDENT GEORGE H. W. BUSH

PRESENTED HIM WITH THE MEDAL OF

FREEDOM.

SCHWARZKOPF LEAVES BEHIND HIS

WIFE AND THREE CHILDREN.

> PARTS OF ARKANSAS MAY BE IN

THE DARK INTO THE NEW YEAR.

AT LEAST 15 INCHES OF SNOW FELL

IN SOME ARKANSAS COUNTIES THAT

SAME STORM SPAWN TORNADOES

ACROSS THE SOUTH AND BLANKETED

MUCH THE NORTHEAST IN SNOW.

CAUSING A MIGHT MAYOR --

NIGHTMARE FOR HOLIDAY

TRAVELERS.

YOU COULDN'T SEE THE ROAD.

THERE WAS A LOT OF VISIBILITY

WAS HORRIBLE.

IT WAS JUST A DREADFUL DRIVE.

COULDN'T GO ANY FURTHER THAN

25 MILES AN HOUR.

THE STORM IS BEING BLAMED FOR

DOZEN DEATHS ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

> THE OWNERS OF HOBBY LOBBY

SAY THEY HAVE TO REMAIN TRUE TO

THEIR FAITH.

THEIR ATTORNEY SAID THE COMPANY

WON'T PROVIDE THE MORNING AFTER

AND WEEK AFTER PILL TO ITS

EMPLOYEE INSURANCE PLAN WHEN THE

HEALTHCARE MANDATE TAKES EFFECT

JANUARY 1st.

THEY RISK FINES OF MORE THAN A

MILLION DOLLARS.

THE COMPANY IS STILL FIGHTING

THE LAW IN COURT.

> THE NUMBER OF LOW INCOME

PRESCHOOLERS CLASSIFIED AS OBESE

IS DOWN.

ACCORDING TO A NEW REPORT.

THE NUMBERS HAVE MODESTLY

DROPPED OVER THE LAST DECADE.

LOW INCOME CHILDREN ARE AT

HIGHER RISK OF BECOMING OBESE

BECAUSE THERE OFTEN ISN'T ENOUGH

HEALTHY FOOD IN POOR

NEIGHBORHOODS.

EXPERTS SAY TWO POSSIBLE

CONTRIBUTORS ARE INCREASED IN

BREATH FEEDING.

> THOSE ARE TODAY'S TOP

STORIES FROM CBN NEWS, GORDON

AND TERRY WILL BE BACK WITH MORE

OF THE THE 700 CLUB IN JUST A

MOMENT.

STILL AHEAD --

WOW, YOU GOT TO HIT RECORD.

THIS FATHER WROTE HIS SONG

WHILE HE WAS SHOOTING HEROIN.

I WOKE UP THINKING ABOUT

DRUGS.

I WENT TO SLEEP THINKING ABOUT

DRUGS.

GRAMMY NOMINATED SINGER JOHN

LEE HOOKER JR. BEHIND THE MUSIC

ON THE 700 CLUB.

IN 2001 THE MUSIC WORLD MOURN

THE PASSING OF SINGER JOHN LEE

HOOKER.

IN THAT SAME YEAR, ONE OF JOHN

LEE'S FORMER BAND MATES WAS IN A

FIGHT FOR HIS OWN LIFE.

HIS SON, JOHN LEE JR.

FIND THE PERFECT MIX OF

RHYTHM AND BLUES AND JAZZ, ADD A

LITTLE DOWN HOME FEEL AND YOU'VE

DISCOVERED THE UNIQUE SOUND OF

JOHN LEE HOOKER JR.

HE'S THE SON OF THE LEGENDARY

JOHN LEE HOOKER . HE'S A

TWO-TIME GRAMMY NOMINEE AND

SHARED THE RED CARPET WITH THE

WORLD'S BEST MUSICIANS.

PLAYED ALONG THE SIDES OF LIKES

OF B.B. KING AND LENNY KRAVIS.

MY DAD CAME OUT WITH A HIT,

BOOM BOOM BOOM.

MY PEERS MOMS AND DADS KNEW WHAT

A HIT RECORD WAS AND EXPLAINED

IT. WOW YOUR DAD GOT A HIT

RECORD.

THAT'S WHAT WAS PLANNED.

JOHN LEE JR. HAD A SECRET, HE

WAS ADDICTED TO DRUGS.

HE STARTED USING MARIJUANA IN

MIDDLE SCHOOL AND THE DRUGS GOT

STRONGERRER.

IN HIS EARLY YEARS IN HIGH

SCHOOL, SHE STARTED SHOOTING

HEROIN.

I WOKE UP THINKING ABOUT

DRUGS.

I WENT TO SLEEP THINKING ABOUT

DRUGS.

AT LUNCH PERIODS IN SCHOOL AFTER

SCHOOL WAS OVER, I THOUGHT ABOUT

DRUGS.

DRUGS WAS THE THING.

JOHN WAS CONSTANTLY IN AND

OUT OF COUNTY JAIL ON DRUG

RELATED CRIME.

DURING ONE STAY, HIS CELL MATE

WANTED TO TEACH JOHN HOW TO

DEFEND HIMSELF IF HE EVER HAD TO

GO TO THE PENITENTIARY.

HE WOULD STAND IN THE

CRITICAL DOOR AND SAY GET OUT OF

HERE IF YOU CAN.

I BOXED MY WAY OUT.

HE'S HE'D SAY GOOD WORK.

I'M JUST GETTING YOU READY.

JUST AS HIS CELL MATE

PREDICTED WHEN JOHN LEE JR.

TURNED 18, HE WAS MOVED TO ADULT

PRISON.

YOU'RE A KID AND YOU GOT GUYS

IN THERE 30 AND 40 AND WHO IS

THIS LITTLE YOUNG BOY THAT'S

COMING IN HERE.

YOU LIKE, OH MY GOD.

WHAT HAVE I GOTTEN MYSELF INTO.

JOHN QUICKLY LEARNED ABOUT

THE DARK SIDE OF PRISON LIFE

AFTER HIS FRIEND OF RAPED BY A

CRITICAL FATE.

AS A YOUNGSTER, YOU SAY TO

YOURSELF, DANG, THAT COULD

HAPPEN TO ME AS WELL.

THE DAY THAT SAME INMATE

TRIED TO RAPE JOHN LEE JR., JOHN

HAD TO RELY ON EVERY BOXING

LESSON HIS FORMER CELL MATE

TAUGHT HIM.

I GRABBED HIM AND PUNCHED HIM

AND I BEAT HIM UP.

WHEN JOHN LEE GOT OUT OF

PRISON, HE WENT RIGHT BACK TO

USING DRUGS AND HIS MUSIC CAREER

ENDED.

HE WAS HOMELESS LIVING ON THE

STREETS AND OVERDOSED SO MANY

TIMES, HE LOST COUNT.

I HAVE HAD UNCLES, PARENTS,

TELL ME YOU'RE GOING TO DIE FROM

DRUGS.

WE ALREADY KNOW.

YOU WILL DIE FROM DRUGS.

I BELIEVED THEM.

I SAID, I KNOW.

BUT I DIDN'T CARE.

BY THE TIME JOHN LEE JR.

REACHs HIS 40s, HE WAS

SHOOTING HEROIN INTO HIS NECK

BECAUSE THE VAINS IN HIS ARM

COLLAPSED.

HE DEVELOPED A SEVERE INFECTION

AND WHEN HE WENT TO THE

HOSPITAL, HE FACED UP TO THE

HOSPITAL HE COULD DIE.

THE DOCTOR LOOK THE -- LOOKED

AT MY NECK AND SAID, WE NEED TO

GET THAT INFECTION OUT OR YOU

WILL DIE.

INSTANTLY, I BROKE OUT CRYING.

HE SAID YOU CAN DIE ANY MINUTE.

LAYING ON MY HOSPITAL BED, I

JUST BASICALLY SAID, LORD JESUS,

I NEED YOU TO WALK ME THROUGH

WITH THIS ORDEAL.

I SAID, PLEASE HELP ME HAVE

MERCY ON ME.

HELP ME.

CAN YOU HELP ME.

HE HELPED ME.

AT THAT MOMENT, JOHN LEE

PRAYED TO BECOME A CHRISTIAN.

BUT WHEN HE RECOVERED FROM THE

SURGERY, HE STILL FACED MORE

DRUG RELATED CHARGES.

HIS MOTHER CAME TO THE STEPSING

TO -- SENTENCING TO PLAY FOR --

PRAY FOR HER SON.

AS THEY WERE READING OFF THE

CHARGES, YOU KNEW THAT THEY ARE

GOING TO SEND ME TO PRISON.

I SAW MY MOM OUT IN THE AUDIENCE

WITH HER HEAD BOWED AND SHE WAS

PRAYING.

THE JUDGE SAID, YOU WERE

SALVAGING.

I'M GOING TO SEND YOU TO JAIL

AND IN MY HEART, I KNOW THAT THE

LORD JESUS CHRIST HEARD MY

MOMMA'S PRAYERS ON MY BEHALF.

THE JUDGE SENT JOHN LEE TO A

DRUG REHAB PROGRAM WHICH HE

SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED. HE

RELAUNCHED HIS MUSIC CAREER WITH

THREE NEW ALBUMS AND WALKED THE

RED CARPET DRUG FREE.

EVERYONE KNOWS HIM WILL TELL YOU

SOMETHING REMARKABLE HAS

HAPPENED IN HIS LIFE.

JESUS IS MY GOOD FRIEND.

HE'S A STAR THAT SHINES IN THE

DARKNESS WHEN I DON'T KNOW WHICH

WAY TO GO.

WHEN I'M LONELY, I CAN SPEAK

WITH HIM.

HE'S MY HOPE AND MY JOY.

HE HAS CAUSED MY NAME THAT

PEOPLE DIDN'T TRUST.

I DON'T HAVE A GOOD NAME NOT

BECAUSE OF CELEBRITY BUT BECAUSE

OF WHAT HE HAS DONE FOR ME.

HE'LL DO THE SAME FOR YOU.

WHAT HE'S DONE FOR OTHERS.

HE LOVES TO SAVE PEOPLE JUST GET

THAT IN YOUR HEAD.

JESUS CAME TO SAVE SINNERS.

THAT INCLUDES ME, THAT INCLUDES

YOU.

YOU CAN'T EVER OUTRUN HIS LAW.

YOU CAN'T GO TOO FAR.

MAYBE YOU'RE NOT LIKE JOHN LEE

OR SHOOTING UP IN YOUR NECK,

MAYBE YOU HAD ANOTHER BOTTOM AND

YOU'RE WONDERING IS THERE ANY

HOPE FOR ME.

CAN I DO ANYTHING?

WHAT IN MY LIFE, CAN I HAVE A

GOOD LIFE.

I GOT GOOD NEWS FOR YOU, YES YOU

CAN.

JESUS LOVES TO TURN PEOPLE

AROUND.

HE LOVES TO RECEIVE BACK HOME.

HE'S WATCHING ESPECIALLY FOR

THEM. HE'LL EVEN LEAVE THE 99

TO FIND THAT ONE.

THAT ONE WHO'S LOST WHO HAS NO

HELP, WHO CAN'T FIND A WAY HOME

HE'LL EVEN GO AND SAY, THIS IS

THE WAY.

JUST FOLLOW ME.

NOW, IF THIS IS FOR YOU, IF YOU

WANT TO BE FREE FROM WHATEVER IS

HOLDING YOU, WHATEVER IS KEEPING

YOU FROM YOUR DREAMS, START

UNDERSTANDING THAT ALL THE

THINGS THAT GOD TELLS US TO DO,

IT'S FOR OUR BENEFIT.

HE'S LOOKING OUT FOR US.

HE'S GOT DREAMS FOR EACH ONE OF

US.

HE HAS PLANS, HE HAS PURPOSES.

HE'S CREATED GOOD THINGS FOR US

TO DO.

HE'S DONE THAT EVEN BEFORE HE

MADE THE EARTH.

HE STILL HAS A DREAM FOR YOU IF

YOU JUST LET HIM.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS SAY JESUS,

IF YOU THERE, IF YOU CAN HEAR

ME, I PROMISE YOU, HE CAN, CAN

YOU SAVE ME?

CAN YOU TURN ME AROUND?

CAN YOU MAKE ME NEW AGAIN?

CAN YOU FORGIVE ME?

CAN YOU SET ME ON THE RIGHT

COURSE?

THE ANSWER TO ALL OF THOSE

QUESTIONS IS YES, YES AND YES.

HE'S ALWAYS THERE.

HE'S THE GOD OF THE SECOND

CHANCE, THIRD CHANCE AND FOURTH

CHANCE.

AS MANY CHANCES AS YOU NEED, HE

WANTS TO GIVE IT TO YOU.

NOW, IF THIS IS FOR YOU, IF THIS

IS WHAT YOU WANT, JUST BOW YOUR

HEAD, PRAY VERY SIMPLE PRAYER.

JUST LIKE JOHNNY LEE CRY OUT,

JESUS CAN YOU HELP ME?

I NEED YOU NOW.

I NEED A SAVIOR NOW.

PRAY WITH ME.

JESUS, SAY IT OUT LOUD, JESUS, I

COME TO YOU AND I NEED YOU.

I NEED YOU IN MY LIFE.

I NEED YOU IN MY HEART.

I NEED TO BE MADE NEW AGAIN.

SO JESUS RIGHT NOW, I ASK THAT

YOU FORGIVE ME THAT YOU RESTORE

ME, THAT YOU CLEANS ME.

JESUS, I WANT TO FOLLOW YOU FROM

THIS DAY FORWARD, I WANT TO

FOLLOW YOU.

HEAR MY PRAYER FOR I PRAY IT IN

JESUS NAME.

FATHER FOR THOSE WHO JUST

PRAYED, I PRAY OF BAPTISM IN

YOUR LOVE.

I ASK THAT YOUR LOVE WOULD JUST

SURROUND THEM AND FILL THEM AND

BE ALL OVER THEM NOW.

LET THEM KNOW THAT PRAYER HAS

BEEN HEARD AND HAS BEEN ANSWERED

NOW.

FOR I ASK IT IN JESUS NAME,

AMEN.

IF YOU PAID WITH ME, THE BIBLE

SAYS IF YOU BELIEVE IN YOUR

HEART AND CONFESS WITH YOUR

MOUTH, YOU SHALL BE SAVED.

I WANT YOU TO MAKE A TOLL FREE

CALL AND DO JUST THAT.

1(855)759-0700.

JUST SAY TO THE PERSON ANSWERING

THE PHONE, THEY'RE THERE TO PRAY

WITH YOU.

JUST SAY I WANT TO MAKE JESUS

THE LORD OF MY LIFE.

I WANT TO CONFESS THAT HE'S THE

SAVIOR, HE'S THER ONE FOR ME.

WHEN YOU CALL, WE'VE GOT A FREE

PACKET FOR YOU.

IT'S CALLED A NEW DAY.

IN HERE THERE'S A CD TEACHING,

THERE'S ALSO A BOOKLET WITH

BIBLE VERSES.

WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO GET A COPY

OF THE BIBE AND READ IT

EVERYDAY.

WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO JOIN OUR

CHURCH.

IT'S ALL PART OF BEING A

CHRISTIAN.

LET'S START WITH THAT PHONE

CALL.

MAKE IT NOW.

1(855)759-0700.

TERRY, OVER TO YOU.

> UP NEXT, A DESPERATE

HOUSEWIFE WHO BEGAN MOON

LIGHTING.

I DETERMINED IF I WANTED TO

DO IT.

I WAS EMBARRASSED AND I DIDN'T

WANT TO SHOW MY BODY.

I WAS ALWAYS WANTING TO PLEASE

HIM.

WHY THIS YOUNG WIFE BECAME A

STRIPPER WHEN WE COME BACK.

IT'S HARD TO IMAGINE A

HUSBAND PRESSURING HIS OWN WIFE

TO WORK IN A STRIP CLUB.

BUT THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED

TO THE WOMAN IN OUR NEXT STORY.

IT SHATTERED HER WORLD AND

TURNED HER INTO SOMEONE SHE

DIDN'T EVEN RECOGNIZE.

I HAD BRUISES ON MY CHEEKS

AND ARMS.

I FELT AFTER TIME THAT IT WAS

BELONG LIKE HOW COULD HE DO THAT

TO ME.

I JUST LET IT HAPPENED.

I THOUGHT THAT MY LOVE WOULD

CHANGE HIM.

TOMASA GUGLIELMI FELL IN LOVE

YOUNG AND SHE FELT HARD.

SHE WAS JUST 14 YEARS OLD AND

SHE MET HER HIGH SCHOOL

SWEETHEART.

IT WAS MY FIRST BOYFRIEND, MY

FIRST LOVE.

HE WAS JUST GIVING ME LOVE,

GOVERNORRING -- GIVING ME LOVE.

BY THE TIME TOMASA WAS 16,

SHE AND HER BOYFRIEND WERE

SEXUALLY ACTIVE.

THAT WASN'T HER ONLY SECRET, SHE

ALSO HID HER

BOYFRIEND'S ANGER.

HE STARTED BEING REALLY

CONTROLLING, YOU'RE THE ONLY

GIRL FOR ME.

I THOUGHT I LOVED HIM AND

THOUGHT THAT THIS IS JUST A

PHASE.

HE'LL STOP DOING WHAT HE'S

DOING.

BUT SHE COULDN'T CHANGE HIM

AND THE ABUSE DIDN'T STOP.

WE BROKE UP.

HE WAS UPSET.

ONE DAY HE CAME TO MY HOUSE IN

HIS CAR AND HE CAME KNOCKING AT

THE DOOR.

WHEN SHE CAME OUTSIDE, HE

KIDNAPPED HER.

HE GRABBED ME AND THREW ME IN

THE CAR AND HE TOOK OFF CRAZY.

I REMEMBER SCREAMING AND CRYING

RAIN -- AND CRY.

HE HELD ME BY MY HAIR AND SAYING

YOU'RE GOING TO DIE TONIGHT.

SHE MANAGED TO JUMP FROM THE

CAR AND RUN HOME.

HE WAS ARRESTED AND SENT TO

JAIL.

I WAS GLAD TO BE DONE WITH

IT.

WHEN HE GOT OUT OF PRISON AND

CONTACTED HER, TOMASA GOT SUCKED

BACK INTO THE RELATIONSHIP.

I THOUGHT MAYBE HE CHANGED

AND EVERYTHING WAS ALL GOOD IN

THE BEGINNING.

HE WASN'T BEING ABUSIVE AND WE

WERE HAVING FUN.

HE WAS BEING PERFECT.

THEY MARRIED WHEN TOMASA WAS

21, JUST ONE YEAR LATER, THE

ABUSE STARTED AGAIN.

I JUST HAD TO DO WHATEVER HE

SAID.

NOW WAS WORSE BECAUSE I WAS HIS

WIFE.

NOW I REALLY BELONGED TO HIM.

HE WANTED ME TO LOOK LIKE A

BARBIE DOLL.

I HAD A BREAST AUGMENTATION, I

WAS HAVING A PLASTIC SURGERY.

HE WANTED ME TO BE WHAT HE

WANTED NOT WHAT I WANTED.

EVEN WITH ALL OF THE CHANGES,

HER HUSBAND STILL WANT

SATISFIED. HE HAD A NEW

REQUEST, HE WANTED HER TO STRIP.

I WAS THINKING WHAT I WAS

HURT.

I THOUGHT THAT IF YOU LOVE

SOMEBODY, WHY WOULD WANT SOMEONE

ELSE TO SEE THEIR BODY.

I WAS ALWAYS WANTING TO PLEASE

HIM.

SHE STARTED STRIPPING.

I WAS JUST AFRAID OF HIM AND

I CAN TELL HIM I DIDN'T WANT TO

DO IT AND I WAS EMBARRASSED AND

I DIDN'T WANT TO SHOW MY BODY.

I WAS REALLY SCARED AND NERVOUS.

SHE ALSO BEGAN DRINKING.

THE ALCOHOL NOT CARE AND

THINK ABOUT WHAT I WAS DOING.

AT HOME, THE ABUSE ONLY GOT

WORSE.

FINALLY, SHE'D HAD ENOUGH.

I GOT SO FREAKED OUT THAT I

WAS LIKE, OH MY GOD, WHAT IF HE

ACCIDENTAL KILLS ME.

I JUST SAID, I GOT TO GET OUT.

TOMASA LEFT HER HUSBAND AND

TWO YEARS LATER, THEIR DIVORCE

WAS FINAL.

I JUST FELT LIKE, I GOT

MARRIED AND I THOUGHT THAT

MARRIAGE WAS SO SACRED.

TOMASA MANAGED TO HOLD DOWN A

REGULAR JOB FOR A WHILE AND DID

SOME MODELING ON THE SIDE BUT

EVENTUALLY WENT BACK TO

STRIPPING FOR EASY MONEY.

SOCIETY WAS TELLING ME THAT

YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL, SEX SELLS.

USE YOUR BODY AND FACE AND USE

WHAT YOU GOT.

TOMASA HATED WHO SHE'D

BECOME.

I'M TIRED OF THIS LIFE.

I'M TIRED OF DANCING.

I HATE MY LIFE.

I CRIED OUT TO GOD, PLEASE GET

ME OUT OF THIS SITUATION.

FEW DAYS LATER TOMASA MADE A

YOUNG ACTRESS.

THE TWO STARTED A LONG DISTANCE

RELATIONSHIP.

AFTER TWO WEEKS OF TALKING, NOEL

CALLED HER UP.

HE SAID HE A STRUGGLE WITH

GOD.

I REALLY WANT TO GET MY LIFING

TO.

I WANT TO BE HAPPY AND I WANT TO

SERVE GOD BUT I KNOW IT'S HARD.

HE SAID, I'M GOING TO GO THIS

SEMINAR, IT'S A CHRISTIAN

SEMINAR, DO YOU THINK THAT MAY

BE YOU WOULD WANT TO GO?

TOMASA WENT WITH NOEL. SHE

HEARD A WOMAN TELL HER TESTIMONY

OF COMING TO CHRIST AND LEAVING

HER JOB AS A STRIPPER.

THE GIRL CAME UP TO ME.

SHE SAID GOD TOLD HER TO COME UP

TO ME AND TALK TO ME.

I JUST REMEMBER CRYING AND

SAYING, THIS IS TIME.

I NEED TO GIVE MY LIFE TO GOD.

I NEED TO STOP DOING WHAT I'M

DOING.

THAT'S THE DAY I GOT SAVED.

AFTER THAT, I COULDN'T GO BACK

TO DANCING.

SINCE BEING SAVED, I NEVER WENT

BACK TO ANYTHING.

GOD HEALED ME OVERNIGHT.

NOEL ALSO ACCEPTED CHRIST AS

A SAVIOR DURING THE SEMINAR.

JUST ONE MONTH LATER, HE

PROPOSED TO MASSA.

TODAY THEY ARE MARRIED AND

SERVING GOD TOGETHER.

I FELT LONELY.

NOW BEING SAVED, GOD SAID YOU'RE

NEVER ALONE.

GOD WANTS TO BE THE ONE TO FILL

OUR CUP AND HE WANTS TO BE THE

ONE THAT WE CRY OUT TO.

I CRY OUT TO GOD AND SAID HELP

ME, CAN'T DO IT ANYMORE.

I NEED A WAY OUT, SHOW ME.

HE DID.

I'M GLAD HE DID IT WHEN HE DID

IT.

SHE'S RIGHT.

GOD DOES WANT TO BE THE ONE.

THE BIBLE SAYS YOU AND I WERE

CREATED IN THE IMAGE AND THE

LIKENESS OF GOD HIMSELF.

WE WERE CREATED TO HAVE

RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM.

INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM.

YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENS UNTIL WE

FIND THAT?

WE'RE DEFINED BY EVERY BODY AND

EVERYTHING WE TURN TO IN PLACE

OF HIM.

YES, HE WAITS.

GOD WAITS.

WHAT DEFINES YOU IN YOUR LIFE?

IF IT'S ANYTHING OTHER THAN

JESUS, THEN YOU HAVEN'T FIGURED

OUT WHAT YOU REALLY CREATED FOR

AND YOU WON'T KNOW THAT KIND OF

PEACE AND SATISFACTION TOMASA

FOUND.

SHE TALKED ABOUT BEING LONELY.

WHEN WE'RE IN THAT PLACE, WE

MAKE A LOT OF WRONG CHOICES AND

WE ALLOW OTHER PEOPLE AND OTHER

THINGS TO COLOR OUR LIVES AND

DEFINE WHO WE ARE AND TO

DETERMINE THE TRANSACTION OUR

LIVES TAKE.

HERE'S THE GREAT THING ABOUT

GOD, HE'S WAITING.

HE'S ALWAYS THERE NEVER LEAVES

US.

HE'S WAITING FOR US TO TURN, TO

TURN AWAY FROM THE CHOICES THAT

WE MAKE.

AND TO TURN INTO THE LOVING ARMS

OF THE SAVIOR WHO GAVE

EVERYTHING SO THAT WE COULD BE

DEFINED BY HIM AND IN HIM.

YOU KNOW, JESUS LAST PRAYER WAS

FOR YOU AND FOR ME.

ASKING THE FATHER THAT WE'D BE

WANT.

HE ALREADY KNEW THE FATHER WAS

IN HIM.

SOME OF YOU HAVE KNOWN ABOUT

GOD.

YOU GREW UP IN THE CHURCH, YOU

GROUP WITH -- GREW UP WITH

PARENT OR GRANDPARENTS TOLD YOU

ABOUT THE LOVE THE GOD BUT YOU

MADE POOR CHOICES ALONG THE WAY.

MANY OF US HAVE DONE THAT.

WE SERVE THE GOD OF THE SECOND

CHANCE AND SO TODAY, I WANT TO

INVITE YOU TO FIND OUT WHAT YOU

WERE CREATED FOR.

I WANT TO INVITE YOU TO COME

BACK TO THE FATHER HEART OF GOD.

TO THE ONE WHO SAW YOU BEFORE

THE EARTH WAS FORMED WHO CHOSE

YOU AND SAID THIS IS MY CHILD.

DON'T MISS OUT ON THAT.

YOU CAN HAVE IT TODAY.

IT'S SIMPLE AS ASKING FOR IT.

BUT IT MEANS SURRENDERING.

IT MEANS YOU'RE NOT GOING TO

LIVE YOUR WAY ANYMORE.

IT MEANS SAIDING GOD IT TO KNOW

WHAT YOU CREATED ME FOR.

I WANT AN INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP

WITH YOU.

ASK GOD TODAY TO COME INTO THE

MIDST OF YOUR CONFUSION, YOUR

OWN LONELINESS, JUST PRAY WITH

ME RIGHT NOW.

GOD I WANT TO KNOW YOU, THE SAME

WAY THAT TOMASA KNOWS YOU.

I WANT THE FREEDOM OF KNOWING

THAT ALL MY CHOICES, ALL THE

FOOLISHNESS AND MISTAKES HAVE

BEEN FORGIVEN BY YOU.

NOT BECAUSE I DESERVE TO BE

FORGIVEN JUST BECAUSE YOU ARE

MERCIFUL GOD.

JESUS BE THE SAVIOR OF MY SOUL.

I AM A SINNER.

I'M ASKING YOU TO BE THE LORD OF

MY LIFE AS WELL, FILL ME WITH

YOUR HOLY SPIRIT.

TEACH ME YOUR WAYS HOW TO SERVE

YOU AND HOW TO HEAR YOUR VOICE

WHEN YOU SPEAK TO ME.

GOD I WANT TO BE DEFINED BY YOU.

THANK YOU FOR WAITING FOR ME.

TODAY I'M COMING HOME TO YOUR

HEART AND I'M ASKING YOU TO FILL

MY HEART AND INVADE MY LIFE AND

MAKE MY LIFE COUNT FOR YOUR

KINGDOM.

IN JESUS NAME I PRAY, AMEN.

IF YOU'VE JUST PRAYED THAT

PRAYER, WE GOT SOMETHING

WONDERFUL WE LIKE TO SHARE WITH

YOU IT UP WILL HELP YOU GROW IN

YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE LORD.

IT CALLED A NEW DAY.

YOU CAN GET IT BY CALLING THAT

TOLL FREE NUMBER, 1(

855)759-0700.

> STILL AHEAD A LITTLE GIRL

LOSES HER HOME AND ALL OF HER

BELONGINGS.

WHEN I'M NOT HERE, IT MAKES

ME FEEL SAD BECAUSE IT'S JUST

LIKE GONE.

SEE HOW THIS GIRL AND HER

FAMILY FIND A BRAND NEW HOME

WHEN WE COME BACK.

WELCOME BACK TO THE THE 700

CLUB.

THE STUDENT MISSION CONFERENCE

IS UNDER WAY IN ST. LOUIS.

CONFERENCE DIRECTOR TOM LIN SAYS

16,000 REGISTERED TO ATTEND THE

EVENT.

THEY WILL LEARN ABOUT

OPPORTUNITY FOR MISSIONARY WORK

AROUND THE WORLD.

LYNN SAYS THAT CAN INVOLVE

PREACHING THE GOSPEL OR

ADMINISTERING TO THE POOR.

THE CONFERENCE IS SPONSORED ONCE

EVERY THREE YEARS BY CHRISTIAN

FELLOWSHIP.

> CBN HELP SPREAD CHAS CHEER

THIS HOLIDAY SEASON.

MORE THAN 8000 FAMILIES WERE

ABLE TO CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS.

IT'S SPONSORED BY THE SALVATION

ARMY AND TOYS FOR TOTS.

IT HELPS PARENT FIND CHILDREN

GIFT AND SERVE AN AVERAGE OF 600

FAMILIES DAILY.

AN ESTIMATED 20,000 CHILDREN

RECEIVED BRAND NEW TOYS AND

GIFTS.

> YOU CAN FIND MORE ABOUT

OPERATION BLESSING BY GOING TO

THEIR WEBSITE OB.ORG.

GORDON AND TERRY WILL BE BACK

WITH MORE OF THE THE 700 CLUB

RIGHT AFTER THIS.

NATHAN POWELL AND HIS FAMILY

LOST THEIR HOME AND BELONGINGS

WHEN TORNADO RIPPED THROUGH

JOPLIN, MISSOURI.

NATHAN AND HIS CHILDREN WERE

UNHARMED NOW THEIR STORY OF

SURVIVAL HAS BECOME STORY OF

HOPE AND RESTORATION.

WHEN A MASSIVE TORNADO RIPPED

THROUGH JOPLIN, MISSOURI, NATHAN

POWELL AND HIS FOUR CHILDREN

ROAD OUT THE STORM BY HUDDLING

UNDERNEATH THE STAIRS.

IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE ANYONE

SURVIVED.

WHEN I'M HERE, IT MAKES ME

FEEL SAD BECAUSE IT'S JUST LIKE

GONE.

NATHAN'S DEALT WITH MAJOR

HEART AND LUNG PROBLEMS FOR

YEARS.

EVEN THOUGH THEY LOST EVERYTHING

THEY OWN, THEY STILL KNOW WHAT'S

REALLY IMPORTANT.

THE KIDS ARE HERE.

FOR THE TIME BEING, THIS

SINGLE DAD AND HIS FOUR KIDS ARE

STAYING IN A VERY SMALL

APARTMENT.

THIS IS WHERE WE LIVE.

THIS IS WHERE ALL OF YOU GUYS

STAYING?

GENERALLY ONLY LIKE TWO

PEOPLE AT THE TOP OF THE BED.

I HAVE TO SLEEP AT THE BOTTOM.

ABSOLUTELY CROWDED BUT IT

WORKS.

WITH SISTERS KIM BER, KYLE

AND KELSEY IN ONE ROOM.

BRADLEY HAS IT WORST OF ALL.

THIS IS WHERE I STAY.

THIS IS WHERE YOU'RE STAYING?

YES, THIS IS WHERE YOU

CURRENTLY SLEEP.

THIS ISN'T EVEN THE SIZE OF A

WALK-IN CLOSET.

I BET YOU'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO

HAVING YOUR OWN ROOM.

SOME DAY HOPEFULLY SOON.

YES, THAT WOULD BE NICE.

AFTER THE TORNADO, NATHAN GOT

A REALLY GOOD DEAL ON A DAMAGED

HOUSE HE WANTS TO REBUILD.

HE'S GOT TO BE CAREFUL, EVEN

WITH THE HEART AND LUNG

PROBLEMS, HE'S PUT IN A LOT OF

WORK AT THE HOUSE.

I WORKED EVERYDAY, EVERY HOUR

THAT I WAS AVAILABLE WITH EVERY

VOLUNTEER THAT'S BEEN AT THAT

HOUSE UNTIL THE LAST WEEK.

OPERATION BLESSINGS TOLD

NATHAN AND THE KIDS DO GIVE THEM

A WEEK TO DO WHAT THEY COULD TO

HELP THEM OUT.

TEAMS FROM OPERATION BLESSING

AND HOME DEPOT HAS BEEN OUT AT

THE HOUSE EVER SINCE.

THEY FOUND OUT NATHAN AND BRAD

ARE REALLY INTO FISH TANKS SO

THEY'RE MAKING THAT A SPECIAL

PROJECT.

FISH IS JUST SOMETHING WE GOT

INTO EVER SINCE MY DAD HAD HEART

SURGERY.

HE A LOT OF BLOOD PRESSURE

INFUSION.

IT'S A LITTLE SOMETHING WE CAN

DO.

WE ENJOY THAT.

THE VOLUNTEERS STARTED WITH

OPENING UP THE FLOOR PLAN TO

GIVE THIS FAMILY OF FIVE SPACE

TO SPREAD OUT.

THE HOUSE NEEDS A LOT OF WORK

BOTH INSIDE AND OUT.

FROM REPLACING 30 WINDOWS TO

WIRING, FLOORING AND LANDSCAPING

AND MASONRY.

THEY HAVE TO REPLACE A BUNCH OF

STONE THAT THE TORNADO BLEWWAY

AND -- AWAY THE CLOCK IS

TICKING. WE CAME OUT TO LOOKAL

AT THE PROGRESS, IT IS

UNBELIEVABLE HOW MUCH PROGRESS

IS LEFT TO BE DONE.

THERE ARE PILES OF TOOLS OF

MATERIAL IS EVERYWHERE.

THE FAMILY IS COMING HOME

TOMORROW AND THAT MEANS TONIGHT

IS GOING TO BE CRAZY.

THE CREW WORKED OVERNIGHT BY

FLASHLIGHT AND HEAD LIGHT.

BY MORNING, THERE'S STILL A LOT

LEFT TO DO.

ALL OF THAT HARD WORK WAS ABOUT

TO PAY OFF.

JUST SEEING THE OUTSIDE OF THE

HOUSE, THEY KNEW A LOT MORE HAD

BEEN ACCOMPLISHED THAN THEY'VE

EVER IMAGINED.

THEN THEY WALKED INSIDE.

OH MY GOD.

IT WAS QUITE AN OVERWHELMING

MOMENT.

I THINK IT'S KIND OF COMFORTABLE

WHEN THESE GUYS WERE BORN.

IT WAS KIND OF A MOMENT LIKE

THAT.

WITH ALL THE VOLUNTEER LABOR

AND TON OF DONATED AND

DISCOUNTED SUPPLIES OF

FURNISHINGS, THEIR HOUSE WAS

COMPLETELY RENOVATED.

KELSEY AND KYLER MADE A BEELINE

OF THEY ARE NEW ROOM.

EVERYTHING IS IN THE BEDROOM.

NOW WE GET TO HAVE SLEEPOVERS A

LOT.

NOW WHEN I WALK IN MY ROOM, I

FEEL A CELEBRITY.

IT'S AWESOME IN MY ROOM.

CLOSE BY, BIG SISTER KIMBER

HAS A ROOM OF HER OWN.

LOOK AT IT DAD.

EVEN GOT A CLOSET HONEY.

LOOK AT THE CLOSET.

WELL, IT WAS AMAZING TO ME

BECAUSE IT WAS ACTUALLY ALL OF

MY FAVORITE COLORS, BLUE, BLACK

AND WHITE AND IT WAS FULLY

FURNISHED.

I ACTUALLY HAVE A CLOSET AND A

DRESS ROOM NOW.

THEY WORKED THEIR WAY BACK

AND WENT THROUGH EVERY INCH OF

THE HOUSE.

LOOK AT THAT.

THAT WAS AWESOME.

I WAS LIKE, WE GOT A BIG FISH

TANK WE ALWAYS WANTED.

IT WAS NEAT, IT WAS JUST NEAT

BECAUSE IT WAS ONE OF OUR DREAMS

FOR THE HOUSE AND IT JUST

HAPPENED.

THAT'S REALLY COOL.

AFTER SPENDING A FEW MONTHS

SLEEPING IN A CLOSET, BRADLEY

WENT DOWN THE HALL AND OPENED

THE DOOR TO HIS NEW BEDROOM.

THAT WAS MY ROOM.

BRADLEY ALSO CHECKED OUT HIS

CLOSET AND GLAD TO SEE IT WASN'T

A WALK-IN.

I WAS SO HAPPY.

BRADLEY IS RIGHT ACROSS THE

HALL FROM HIS DAD WHO FINALLY

MIGHT BE ABLE TO GET A LITTLE

REST.

NOW HE HAS AN ACTUAL BEDROOM

TO HANG OUT IN AND GET SOME

ALONE TIME FROM US.

I DON'T KNOW WHEN IT WILL

SINK IT.

IT PROBABLY BE YEARS BEFORE I

CAN SIT BACK AND GO, WOW, LOOK

AT WHAT HAPPENED.

WHEN I'M SITTING HERE IN THIS

HOME AND I'M THINKING TO MYSELF,

HOW MANY PEOPLE IT TOOK THAT

WERE LED BY GOD.

THAT IS REALLY REFRESHING IN

THIS WORLD.

IT'S SO COOL THAT GOD STILL

WILLING TO TEACH US AND SHOW US

THAT HE PROVIDES.

FROM HOMELESS TO HOPE, ALL OF

THAT MADE POSSIBLE BECAUSE

PEOPLE LIKE YOU CARED ENOUGH TO

GIVE.

IF YOU'RE A MEMBER OF THE THE

700 CLUB, THANK YOU BECAUSE

YOU'RE PART OF BLESSING THAT

FAMILY.

IF YOU'RE NOT A MEMBER, NOW IS

THE TIME TO JOIN WITH US.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS PICK UP

THE PHONE IT'S A TOLL FREE

NUMBER, 1(800)759-0700.

JUST SAY YES, I WANT TO JOIN THE

700 CLUB.

MUCH IS THAT?

IT'S JUST $20 A MONTH, 65-CENTS

A DAY.

WHEN YOU CALL, WE ENCOURAGE YOU

TO ASK FOR PLEDGE EXPRESS,

THAT'S ELECTRONIC MONTHLY

GIVING.

THERE'S NO CHECKS TO WRITE,

NOTHING TO MAIL IN.

WE SAVE SO MUCH ON THE

PROCESSING, WE CAN SEND AS GIFT

BACK TO YOU.

IF YOU LIKE THEM, ASK FOR PLEDGE

EXPRESS WHEN YOU CALL OR YOU CAN

LOG ON TO CBN.COM WHEN YOU GIVE

ON THE INTERNET AND GIVE MONTHLY

ON THE INTERNET, YOU

AUTOMATICALLY SIGNED UP FOR

PLEDGE EXPRESS.

> WHEN THE SOUTHERN STORM

UNLEASHED ITS WIND AND POUNDING

RAIN, CYNTHIA BLAZE KNEW HER

HUSBAND BARRY WAS IN BIG

TROUBLE.

NOTHING COULD HAVE PREPARED HER

FOR WHAT SHE SAW MINUTES LATER

AT THE SCENE OF HIS ACCIDENT.

ON SATURDAY MORNING MAY 1, 2004,

BARRY BLAZE WAS RIDING HIS

MOTORCYCLE HOME FROM A FAMILY

GATHERING.

HIS WIFE CYNTHIA WAS IN THE VAN

AHEAD OF HIM.

A STORM WAS APPROACHING AND

BARRY HOPED HE COULD BEAT IT

HOME.

A BRIDGE LAID STRAIGHT AHEAD.

IT JUST STARTED TO SPRINKLE A

LITTLE BIT AND WE WERE JUST KIND

OF DRIVING AROUND HOME.

RIGHT BEFORE WE GET ON TO THIS

BRIDGE, IT HAD STARTED TO REALLY

RAIN REALLY HARD AND WE WERE

LIKE, THIS ISN'T GOOD.

BARRY SHOULDN'T BE DRIVING IN

THIS.

AT THIS POINT, WE WERE ALREADY

ON TO THE BRIDGE.

IT'S JUST A TWO LANE ROAD.

THERE'S NO REAL THOUGHT TO STOP.

MY DAD IT PULLED OFF AFTER THE

BRIDGE AND WE WERE KIND OF

PRAYING BARRY DIDN'T GET ON THE

BRIDGE.

CYNTHIA AND HER PARENTS WERE

PRAYING AND LOOKED BACK TO SEE

IF HE MADE IT ACROSS THE BRIDGE.

WE WENT BACK AND THAT'S WHEN

WE SAW A WHOLE BUNCH OF CARS

STOPPED.

WE KNEW --

THE FORCE OF THE WENT AND

RAIN AND THE WATER ON THE ROAD

SENT BARRY HEAD FIRST INTO THE

CONCRETE BARRIER.

IT WAS BAD.

HIS HELMET WAS CRACKED IN THE

FRONT.

THE STUFFING WAS COMING OUT OF

IT AND HIS EARS WERE BLEEDING.

PARAMEDICS RUSHED BARRY TO

THE CLOSEST TRAUMA HOSPITAL

WHERE DOCTORS GAVE HIM NO CHANCE

OF SURVIVAL.

HE WAS SEVERELY AFFECTED BY

THE HEAD TRAUMA.

HE HAD TWO DETACHED RETINAS,

WHICH MEANT THE NERVES OF HIS

EYES PULLED AWAY FROM THE GLOBE,

WHICH TAKES A SEVERE INJURY.

IN ADDITION, HE HAD INJURIES TO

BOTH EARS WHICH IS UNUSUAL

SITUATION.

HE WAS SUFFERING FROM HEARING

LOSS AND WAS NOT EXPECTED TO

SURVIVE.

BARRY REMAINED IN A COMA AS

DOCTORS DID A CAT SCANS.

I WAS WAITING IN THE WAITING

ROOM AND I CALLED MY

SISTER-IN-LAW AND SHE PRAYED

WITH ME.

IT WAS THE BEST THING WHAT I

NEEDED AT THAT MOMENT.

BARRY MADE IT THROUGH THE

NIGHT MUCH TO THE DOCTOR'S

AMAZEMENT BUT WOKE UP THE NEXT

DAY AND REALIZED HE WAS BLIND

AND PARTIALLY DEAF.

IT WAS DIFFICULT AT TIMES I

ALWAYS KNEW, BUT HE'S HERE.

I WAS JUST GLAD TO HAVE HIM FOR

ANOTHER DAY.

AS BARRY BECAME MORE ALERT,

HE SPENT A LOT OF TIME PRAYING.

I HAD THIS INCREDIBLE

SENSATION OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

COMING OVER ME AND TELLING ME

THAT EVERYTHING WAS GOING TO BE

OKAY AND THAT GOD WAS WITH ME

AND THAT HE WAS NOW WRITING A

NEW CHAPTER IN MY LIFE.

I KNEW THAT HIS SENSES WOULD

BE DIFFERENT AND I WOULD BE

NEEDING TO TAKE CARE OF HIM FOR

A WHILE.

BUT GOD GIVEN ME A PEACE THAT IT

WAS GOING TO BE OKAY.

WHEN BARRY WAS DISCHARGED

FROM THE HOSPITAL, HE HAD TO

LEARN HOW TO WALK AND BALANCE

HIMSELF AGAIN.

SPECIALIST PERFORMED MULTIPLE

SURGERIES TO REPAIR HIS RETINAS

AND HIS INNER EARS.

I WAS TRYING TO LOOK IN THE

MIRROR AND I COULDN'T SEE MYSELF

AND I REMEMBER BEING FRIGHTENED

AND VULNERABLE AND THAT I BEGAN

SHAKING.

IN AN INSTANT, MY WHOLE LIFE WAS

TAKEN AWAY FROM ME.

I HAD THE MOST AMOUNT OF FEAR

AND INSECURITY THAT WAS

IMAGINABLE.

BARRY WONDERED ABOUT HIS

CAREER AS A WORSHIP LEADER AND A

MUSICIAN AND HOW HE WOULD

SUPPORT HIS FAMILY.

I JUST CRY OUT TO GOD I SAID,

GOD IF YOU'LL GIVE ME ENOUGH

HEARING BACK THAT I CAN HEAR A

PITCH.

IF I CAN HEAR THAT AND SING TO

YOU AGAIN, THAT WOULD ALLOW MY

HEART TO REJOICE SO MUCH AND

THAT'S ALL I WANT.

GOD STARTED TO RESTORE FROM THAT

DAY FORWARD.

BARRY'S RECOVERY WAS LONG AND

CHALLENGING.

CYNTHIA REMEMBERS CROSSING THE

FIRST BIG MILD STONE.

I REMEMBER THE FIRST DAY HE

HEARD THE COFFEE POT.

IT WAS LIKE SOME SMALL LITTLE

THING THAT MEANT A LOT.

EVENTUALLY, BARRY WAS ABLE TO

SEE CLEARLY AND CAN ACTUALLY

HEAR WELL ENOUGH WITH THE

HEARING AID TO RETURN TO THE

MUSIC CAREER HE LOVES.

DOCTOR GREEN, HIS PRIMARY

PHYSICIAN WILL TELL YOU, BARRY

BLAZE IS A WALKING MIRACLE.

IT REALLY IS MIRACULOUS THE

WAY HE'S RECOVERED FROM THIS

SEVERE HEAD TRAUMA.

IN MY MIND, GOD IS THE ONE THAT

GETS CREDIT FOR WHAT HAPPENED.

WITH LIMITED HEARING, BARRY

PINNED A NEW COLLECTION OF SONGS

FOR HIS CODE OF ETHICS BAND.

THE MOST SIGNIFICANT MOMENT

FOR ME IN THIS WHOLE HEALING

PROCESS WAS THE ABILITY TO START

RECORDING AND AS GOD GAVE THOSE

THINGS BACK TO ME, IT WAS JUST

HUGE FOR ME.

THROUGH THE WHOLE ORDEAL,

BARRY HAVE COME TO REALIZE THAT

NO MATTER HOW DIFFICULT THE

STRUGGLE HE FACES, GOD IS ALWAYS

THERE TO STRENGTHEN HIM.

WHAT ALL OF THIS TAUGHT ME,

DEFINITELY, FAITH AND TRUST AND

KNOWING THAT GOD IS THERE THAT

HE'S WITH ME AND HE'S GOING TO

TAKE MY HAND THROUGH THE HARDEST

TIMES.

I WILL HAVE FEAR SOMETIMES I

KNOW HE IS WITH ME.

GOD IS ALL ABOUT TAKING THE

CHALLENGES THAT FACE US IN LIFE

AND USING

THEM TO TYPE OF US

MORE -- TEACH US MORE ABOUT WHO

HE IS.

SO WE CAN KNOW WHAT AMAZING GOD,

WHAT AN AMAZING FATHER HE IS.

MANY OF YOU ARE PROBABLY FACING

CHALLENGES OF YOUR OWN.

WE WANT TO ENCOURAGE YOU TODAY

BUT SOME PRAYER REPORT THAT'S

WE'VE RECEIVED FROM PEOPLE.

THIS IS LEE ANNA WHO LIVES IN

MODESTO, CALIFORNIA, SHE WAS

EXPERIENCING NUMBNESS ON ONE

SIDE OF HER FACE.

SHE COULDN'T SMILE.

HER DOCTOR DIAGNOSED HER WITH A

TUMOR ON HER CHEEK NERVE AND

SAID ONLY SURGERY WILL RELIEVE

THE NUMBNESS.

SHE WAS WATCHING THE PROGRAM,

GORDON YOU SPOKE THIS IF SOMEONE

WITH NUMBNESS ON YOUR RIGHT

CHEEK, GOD IS RESTORING THAT AND

BRINGING BACK YOUR SMILE.

SHE SAID IMMEDIATELY SHE FELT

THE NUMBNESS LEAVE HER FACE.

SHE WAS ABLE TO SMILE FOR THE

FIRST TIME IN MONTHS.

SHE WENT TO A NEUROSURGEON THAT

SAME DAY AND THE TEST SHOWED THE

TUMORS WERE GONE.

> HERE'S ANOTHER ONE FROM

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA.

DENISE HAD PAIN IN BOTH FEET.

AS A HOSPITAL NURSING ASSISTANT,

SHE WAS REQUIRED TO BE ON HER

FEET CONTINUALLY.

SHE OFTEN WALKED WITH A LIMP DUE

TO THE SHARP PAIN WHEN SHE

COMPARED TO WALKING ON ROCKS.

ONE DAY AT WORK, SHE'S IN THE

HOSPITAL A PATIENT INSISTED SHE

TURN ON THE TV.

WHILE DENISE WAS FLIPPING

THROUGH THE CHANNEL, SHE HAD A

WORD OF KNOWLEDGE.

GOD IS HEALING THAT FOR YOU NOW.

WELL, DENISE STOOD UP ON HER

FEET AND REALIZED SHE HAD NO

PAIN.

SHE SHOUTED OUT IN HOSPITAL,

I'VE BEEN HEALED.

THAT CAN HAPPEN TO YOU.

START UNDERSTANDING GOD HAS NO

RESPECTER OF PERSON. HE LOVES

US ALL HE ALWAYS HARKENS TO THE

PRAYERS OF HIS CHILDREN AND

START UNDERSTANDING NOW, JESUS

IS INTERSEEDING FOR YOU.

HE'S PRAYING FOR YOU.

HE'S SAYING, LORD, ANSWER NOW.

REMEMBER HIS HIGH PRAISE PRAYER

RIGHT AT THE END OF THE LAST

SUPPER AND HE WAS BETRAYED AND

HE WAS BEATEN AHE DIED ON THE

CROSS.

HE PRAYED, LORD LET US BE ONE

JUST AS YOU AND I ARE ONE.

LET'S COME INTO AGREEMENT AND

LET'S BE ONE.

THE BIBLE SAYS, WHEN TWO ARE

MORE AGREE TOUCHING ANYTHING, IT

SHALL BE DONE.

TOGETHER, LET'S GO TO THE

THRONE OF RACE.

LET'S BELIEVE GOD FOR MIRACLES.

START UNDERSTANDING, HE CAME TO

FORGIVE AND HE CAME TO HEAL.

LET'S TAKE HIM AT HIS WORD.

PRAY WITH US.

LORD WE LIFT THE NEED OF THE

AUDIENCE TO YOU RIGHT NOW AND

TOGETHER, WE JOIN TOGETHER AS

ONE.

WE COME INTO AGREEMENT FOR

PEOPLE WHO

HAVE PAIN IN THEIR

BODIES AND TOGETHER WE SAY AS

ONE AND WE SAY OUT LOUD, BE

HEALED AND BE MADE WHOLE.

LORD, WE LAY HANDS NOW ON THAT

AREA THE BODY THAT NEEDS

HEALING.

WE SAY, BE HEALED IN JESUS NAME

AND BE EVERY BIT WHOLE.

THERE'S SOMEONE WITH A TRAUMATIC

INJURY, THIS HUGE BRUISE, THE

DOCTORS WARN YOU ABOUT CLOTS.

GOD IS ABLE TO DISSOLVE ALL OF

THAT AWAY IN JESUS NAME AND IT'S

GOING TO BE RESTORED.

THE PAIN IS LEAVING YOU NOW AND

JUST REJOICE WHAT HE'S DOING FOR

YOU NOW IN JESUS NAME.

THERE'S SOMEONE ELSE YOU HAVE

RECURRING SHINGLES AND IT'S SO

PAINFUL.

GOD IS TOUCHING YOU AND IT'S NOT

GOING TO RETURN AGAIN.

IT WILL JUST FULLY DISAPPEAR.

YOU WILL NOT HAVE SCARRING FROM

IT WHICH IS UNUSUAL.

SOMEONE ELSE SAID A CONDITION,

YOUR THROAT CLOSES UP AND YOU

HAVE A HARD TIME EATING AND

SWALLOWING.

JUST TOUCH YOUR THROAT AND

RECEIVE RECEIVE HEALING.

THERE'S SOME WOMAN DIAGNOSED

WITH BONE SPURS IN YOUR RIGHT

SHOULDER AND IT'S CAUSING

FRAYING OF THE TENDONS AND

TREMENDOUS PAIN.

GOD IS TAKING THOSE SPURS AWAY

FROM YOU NOW.

DO WHAT YOU COULDN'T DO BEFORE.

BEGIN TO MOVE THAT RIGHT

SHOULDER AND REALIZE YOU'VE BEEN

COMPLETELY AND TOTALLY HEALED.

SOMEONE ELSE HAD EXTREME ACID

REFLEX AND YOU HAD IT FOR A LONG

TIME.

SOMEONE ELSE, YOU HAVE A VERY

DAMAGED PELVIC GIRDLE.

SOMEONE WITH A SKIN CONDITION

AND IT'S CAUSING BUBBLES ON THE

SKIN.

IT'S LIKE FILLED WITH FLUID AND

GOD IS HEALING THAT.

HE'S TAKING THAT ALL AWAY FROM

YOU RIGHT NOW IN JESUS NAME.

BE HEALED.

AMEN.

IF YOU'VE BEEN TOUCHED BY

GOD, WE WANT TO SURE IN YOUR

GOOD REPORT.

REJOICE WHAT GOD IS DOING IN THE

WORLD TODAY.

HE'S THE SAME YESTERDAY, TODAY

AND FOREVER.

CALL US, 1(800)759-0700.

WE LEAVE YOU THESE WORDS FROM

PALM 103, PRAISE THE LORD WHO

FORGIVES ALL YOUR SINS AND HEALS

ALL YOUR DISEASES.

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