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Losing Everything to Owning a Million Dollar Business

James and Angela lost their life savings in their failed business. Feeling lost and unsure what to do, they received valuable financial advice that brought them out of debt and into a million-dollar business. You can learn from that advice too. Read Transcript


Reporter: AS A YOUNG

COUPLE, JAMES AND ANGELA

HUGHES INVESTED THEIR LIFE

SAVINGS TO LAUNCH A BUSINESS

IN THE HOME HEALTH CARE

FIELD.

IT WAS ALL CONSUMING.

WE NO LONGER HAD ANY TIME

FOR CHURCH, FOR PRAYER,

FELLOWSHIP WITH OTHER

BELIEVERS.

WE WEREN'T TITHING.

Reporter: DESPITE ALL

OF THEIR HARD WORK AND THE

INCOME POURING IN, THEY

WEREN'T MAKING A PROFIT.

IT WAS VERY HARD AS A

MAN.

AND FROM, I GUESS, A

STANDPOINT OF JUST BEING A

PROVIDER.

NO MATTER HOW MUCH MONEY

WE WOULD MAKE, AT THE END OF

THE MONTH, THERE WAS MORE

MONTH THAN THERE WAS MONEY.

WE LEARNED VERY QUICKLY

WITHOUT DOING THINGS THE

LORD'S WAY JUST DOESN'T

WORK.

Reporter: THEY HAD TO

EVENTUALLY CLOSE THE

BUSINESS AND DECLARE

BANKRUPTCY.

WE LOST EVERYTHING, EVEN

OUR VEHICLES.

WE DIDN'T HAVE A VEHICLE.

WE DIDN'T HAVE A HOME

ANYMORE.

WE WERE SELLING OUR

FURNITURE.

WE LOST EVERYTHING.

WE HAD TO FILE FOR

UNEMPLOYMENT.

WE HAD TO APPLY FOR FOOD

STAMPS.

Reporter: THE COUPLE

DESPERATELY CRIED OUT TO GOD

FOR HELP.

I REMEMBER GETTING ON OUR

KNEES IN THE LIVING ROOM AND

HOLDING HANDS.

AND I REMEMBER WHEN I GOT

OFF OF MY KNEES, AFTER

SAYING THAT PRAYER, I JUST

FELT A WEIGHT, YOU KNOW, BE

LIFTED.

AND MAYBE TWO OR THREE DAYS

AFTER THAT PRAYER, WE WERE

WATCHING "THE 700 CLUB," AND

PAT ROBERTSON WAS TEACHING

ON THE LOSSES OF

RECIPROCITY.

Pat: THE ACTION YOU

NEED TO TAKE, HE SAYS GIVE.

AND IT REALLY KIND OF

DAWNED ON US THAT THIS IS

WHAT GOD WANTS US TO DO.

AND FROM THERE, THAT'S WHEN

WE STARTED TITHING.

Pat: WITH THE SAME

MEASURE THAT YOU USE, IT

WILL BE MEASURED BACK TO

YOU.

THAT'S THE LAW OF

RESIPROCITY.

Reporter: JAMES AND

ANGELA WERE SO COMMITTED TO

THE BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES THEY

HAD JUST LEARNED, THEY BEGAN

TITHING TO THEIR LOCAL

CHURCH AND GIVING TO "THE

700 CLUB" FROM THEIR

UNEMPLOYMENT CHECKS.

SOON, THE DOORS OPENED UP

FOR THE HUGHES TO START A

NEW BUSINESS, INSPECTING

HOMES FOR BANKS.

THE ORDERS BEGAN POURING

IN.

HE WANTS US TO HAVE FAITH

IN HIM.

Reporter:

IN 2012, THE

HUGHES' COMPANY

GROSSED OVER

A MILLION DOLLARS.

TODAY THEY'RE MEMBERS OF THE

"700 CLUB'S" CHAIRMAN'S

CIRCLE.

TAKE HIM AT HIS WORD.

IT IS SOMETHING WE ALL HAVE

TO LEARN HOW TO DO, ME,

ANGELA, AND ALL OF THE

VIEWERS, WE NEED TO LEARN

HOW TO TAKE GOD AT HIS

WORD.

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