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The 700 Club - Nov. 15, 2013

An advertisement for a dancing job led Teresa into the sex industry. Years later, an ad for a local church helped her escape into a life with Christ. Plus, years of pain and rejection from childhood ushered Jimmy into a life of drug abuse that ... Read Transcript


HOW DO YOU BECOME A HOLLYWOOD

STUNT MAN?

START YOUNG.

I WOULD JUMP OFF MY

GRANDFATHER'S FRONT PORCH.

IT WAS SPECTACULAR.

HOW ONE STRIPPER ESCAPED THE

NIGHT LIFE.

HE DIDN'T HAVE TO CHOOSE ME

AND HE DID.

AND THEN A MOTHER AND HER SON

FACE A KILLER TORNADO AT A FAST

FOOD RESTAURANT.

THERE WAS A SOUND.

IT SOUNDED LIKE A CANNON.

GORDAN: WELCOME TO "700

CLUB." FOR TODAY'S TOP STORY

LELT'S GO TO THE CBN'S NEWS

DESK.

REPORTER: GORDAN, THE DEATH

TOLL FOR TYPHOON HAIYAN KILLING

MORE THAN 3600 PEOPLE IN THE

CENTRAL PHILIPPINES.

SOME OFFICIALS PROJECT IT WILL

TOP 10,000 ONCE THE MISSING

AREAS ARE COUNTED.

HEATHER SELLS HAS THIS REPORT.

REPORTER: ONE WEEK AFTER

TYPHOON HAIYAN DEVASTATED

PHILIPPINES, MANY SURVIVORS ARE

WAITING FOR BASIC SUPPLIES.

WE HAVE NO LIGHTS.

REPORTER: THE PACE OF AID IS

FINALLY PICKING UP.

TYPHOON HAIYAN MADE LAND FALL IN

THE TOWN OF GIAN.

NOW THE PHILIPPINES AIR FORCE IS

DROPPING SUPPLIES.

GASOLINE AVAILABLE ON A LIMITED

BASIS.

COMMUNICATION WITH THE OUTSIDE

WORLD IS BEGINNING.

PEOPLE LINED UP TO USE A

TELEPHONE TO CALL DISTANT

FAMILY.

WE ARE CALLING OUR FAMILY

FROM OTHER COUNTRY BECAUSE THEY

ARE NOT AWARE OF WHAT IS

HAPPENING.

REPORTER: IN MANILA, THE

PRESIDENT URGED FILIPINOS TO

VOLUNTEER.

WE NEED TO LIFTED UP OUR

COUNTRYMEN SO THEY HAVE THE

CAPABILITY TO TAKE CARE OF

THEMSELVES.

SOME FOUND SHELTER IN THIS ASTRO

DOME.

THE SITUATION IS FILLED WITH

GRIME AND FILTH.

INTERIOR SECRETARY OF THE

PHILIPPINES.

THE NEED IS MASSIVE AND

IMMEDIATE.

REPORTER: CBN DISASTER RELIEF

IS ON THE GROUND IN THE HARDEST

HIT AREAS WORKING WITH THE

MILITARY TO DISTRIBUTE RELIEF

GOODS INCLUDING WATER

PURIFICATION DEVICES TO

DISINFECT THOUSANDS OF GALLONS

ALONG WITH MEDICINE, FOOD AND

BLANKETS AND MORE.

A COUNTRY WHERE HALF A MILLION

PEOPLE STILL NEED A HOME AND

LOTS OF HELP.

HEATHER SELLS, CBN NEWS.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP THE

PEOPLE DEVASTATED BY THIS

TRAGEDY, CALL 1-800-759-0700 AND

CBN CENTER VIRGINIA BEACH,

VIRGINIA, 23463.

THREE MONTHS BEFORE 'OBAMACARE'

WEBSITE WENT ON LINE IT SHOWED

IT WOULD CRASH.

E-MAILS BACK IN JULY TALK ABOUT

THE MULTIPLE DIFFICULTIES WITH

GETTING THE WEBSITE ONLINE.

PROJECT MANAGER WROTE IN ONE

E-MAIL "I JUST NEED TO FEEL MORE

CONFIDENT, THEY ARE NOT GOING TO

CASH THE PLANE AT TAKEOFF."

MEANWHILE PRESIDENT OBAMA'S

ATTEMPT TO FIX THE MULTIPLE

DIFFICULTIES IS BEING MET WITH

WIDE SCALE SKEPTICISM.

CRITICS QUESTION WHETHER THE

PRESIDENT HAS THE LEGAL

AUTHORITY TO DO THAT.

CONGRESSIONAL DEMOCRATS SAY IT

DOESN'T GO FAR ENOUGH.

JORDAN SEKULOW OF AMERICAN

CENTER FOR LAW AND JUSTICE SAYS

THEY CREATE A HUGE PROBLEM FOR

COMPANIES.

JAY SEKULOW: STATE INSURANCE

COMMISSIONERS HAVE TO -- THEY

HAVE TO DRAFT A NEW PLAN, THEN

APPROVED BY THE STATE INSURANCE

COMMISSIONER.

THEN IT HAS TO GO THROUGH A

PROCESS OF A PERSON BUYING IT.

THIS ALL WOULD HAVE TO BE DONE,

WENDY, IN A MONTH.

INSURANCE INDUSTRY SAYS

CHANGING THE RULES COULD LEAD TO

HIGHER PREMIUMS FOR OTHER

CUSTOMERS.

ISRAEL INTELLIGENCE MINISTER

STEINIFF ISSUED A WARNING ON ANY

TYPE OF IRAN'S PROGRAM SAYING

ANY AGREEMENT WOULD LEGITIMIZE

IRAN'S NUCLEAR PROGRAM.

A NEW POLL SHOWS TWO-THIRD OF

ISRAELIS ARE AGAINST A DEAL.

BENJAMIN NETANYAHU SAYS IRAN HAS

THE ABILITY TO CREATE THE

MATERIAL TO BUILD A NUCLEAR

BOMB.

BENJAMIN NETANYAHU: THEY

HAVE ENOUGH CENTRIFUGED TO

DEVELOP AND COMPLETE AN ATOMIC

BOMB.

THEY HAVE THAT.

THE TEST TODAY IS NOT WHETHER

THEY ADD TO THE CAPACITY THEY

HAVE.

THE QUESTION IS: WILL THE

INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY ROLL

BACK WHAT THEY HAVE?

REPORTER: NETANYAHU WARNS A

BAD DEAL WITH IRAN WILL MEAN A

WAR.

CHINA IS RELAXING INFAMOUS

ONE-CHILD PER FAMILY AFTER A

FOUR DAY MEETING OF LEADERS,

COUPLES CAN HAVE TWO CHILDREN IF

ONE CHILD IS AN ONLY CHILD.

GOVERNMENT ALSO ANNOUNCED IT IS

CLOSING DOWN ITS SYSTEM OF LABOR

CAMPS.

THOSE ARE TODAY'S TOP STORY FROM

CBN NEWS AND GORDAN AND TERRY

WILL HAVE THE REST OF THE "THE

700 CLUB" RIGHT AFTER THIS.

GORDAN: DURING HIS CAREER AS

A HOLLYWOOD STUNTMAN, JIMMY, HIS

MOST DANGEROUS STUNT CAME WHEN

THE CAMERAS WERE NOT ROLLING.

JIMMY IS HOLLYWOOD'S MOST

DARE ING STUNTMAN, BULLET HITS

MOVIES AND TV SHOWS LIKE "X

FILES."

AND JUST FINISHED STUNTS IN

"COURAGEOUS."

I LOVE THE ACTION OF GETTING

IN THERE.

HEART RATE UP IN MOTION.

TIME FOR YOU TO DO STUNTS.

ARE YOU GOING TO KEEP ME

SAFE?

ABSOLUTELY.

READY?

ONE, TWO, THREE.

OH MY GOODNESS, ARE YOU ALL

RIGHT?

NEW I AM OKAY.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE STUNT?

I LOVE THE FEELING OF FLYING

THROUGH THE AIR.

JIMMY LIVED WITH GRANDPARENTS

IN TORONTO.

HE SUFFERED ABUSE AT THEIR

HANDS.

I WOULD JUMP OFF MY

GRANDFATHER'S FRONT PORCH.

ABOUT SEVEN FEET HIGH.

JIMMY STARTED LIVING WITH HIS

MOTHER AFTER SHE FOUND OUT ABOUT

THE ABUSE.

AT AGE 11 HE STARTED USING

DRUGS, AT AGE 15 HE BECAME DRUG

DEALER.

WHEN HIS MOTHER FOUND OUT SHE

KICKED HIM OUT.

SHE SAID I DON'T LOVE YOU,

GET OUT.

THAT HURT BIG TIME.

JIMMY STARTED LIVING WITH HIS

FRIENDS UNTIL HE COULD AFFORD

HIS OWN APARTMENT.

I DID DRUGS AS IF I WAS ON A

SUICIDE MISSION.

NOT EXTERNAL, BUT INSIDE.

I WANTED MY HEART TO BLOW UP.

YOU COULDN'T GET YOUR BREATH.

YOU FELT YOUR HEART WAS GOING TO

EXPLODE.

AT AGE 24, JIMMY MOVED TO

VANCOUVER AND WITHIN THREE YEARS

HE STARTED EARNING A LIVING AS A

STUNTMAN.

HE TOOK A GUN HIT.

I LAUNCHED MYSELF IN MIDAIR.

ALTHOUGH JIMMY WAS LIVING HIS

DREAMS OF BEING A STUNTMAN, HE

KNEW SOMETHING WAS MISSING.

LOOKS LIKE I AM GOING TO BE

DOING IT A WHILE.

DEEP INSIDE THERE IS AN

EMPTINESS.

JIMMY STARTED INQUIRING ABOUT

WHO GOD WAS.

A GUY CHALLENGED HIM TO READ THE

BOOK OF JOHN.

HERE IS YOUR ANSWER, THE LORD

USED MY PRIDE, I SAID OKAY,

MR. FERGUSON, I'LL READ IT.

JIMMY KEPT HIS PROMISE.

HE REALIZED THE UNCONDITIONAL

LOVE OF GOD.

JESUS CHRIST DIED ON THE

CROSS FOR ME.

HE WAS BURIED.

I KNEW JESUS CHRIST WAS GOD.

IT BLEW MY MIND, I WAS SCARED.

I CLOSED THE BOOK.

THIS IS CRAZY!

NEXT STEP WAS BREAKING FREE

FROM HIS DRUG ADDICTION.

I HAVE BEEN A DRUG ADDICT 17

YEARS.

I NEED TO KNOW YOU ARE REAL,

REAL, JIMMY, I NEED YOU TO GET

ME OFF DRUGS.

GOD ANSWERED JIMMY'S PRAYERS.

I HAD BEEN A DRUG ADDICT 17

YEARS AND HADN'T DONE DRUGS IN

TWO WEEKS.

I IMMEDIATELY PULLED OVER TO THE

SIDE AND WEPT LIKE A BABY.

I KNEW THE LORD IS REAL.

I SAID WOW, RIGHT THERE ABOUT MY

KNEE RIGHT BESIDES MY BIKE AND

GAVE MY HEART TO THE LORD.

EXPERIENCE THE LOVE THAT

SURPASSES ALL UNDERSTANDING.

THERE IT IS.

I STILL GET CHOKED UP TODAY 16

YEARS LATER.

YOU KNOW.

THE LORD TOUCHED MY HEART.

I HAVE NEVER BEEN THE SAME.

TODAY JIMMY IS MARRIED WITH

SEVEN CHILDREN.

HE HAS HIS OWN FILM PRODUCTION

CALLED "GOLD FIRE FILMS."

GIVE YOUR LIFE TO CHRIST NO

MATTER WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN

THROUGH.

NO MATTER HOW MUCH, HOW MANY

THINGS YOU HAVE DONE, THERE IS

REDEMPTION.

NEW

GORDAN: THERE IS REDEMPTION.

IT MEANS JESUS PAID THE PRICE SO

YOU WOULDN'T HAVE TO.

HE PAID IT ALL AND SAID IT IS

FINISHED.

I HAVE ACCOMPLISHED WHAT GOD

SENT ME TO EARTH TO DO.

WHAT WAS GOD'S WORLD, HE LOVED

YOU SO MUCH THAT HE GAVE HIS

ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, JESUS, THAT

WHO SO EVER, THAT IS YOU, WHO SO

EVER WOULD BELIEVE, WOULDN'T

PERISH BUT WOULD HAVE ETERNAL

LIFE.

WHAT HAPPENED TO JIMMY CAN

HAPPEN TO YOU.

DON'T THINK YOU HAVE GONE TOO

FAR OR TOO LATE OR SAID TOO MANY

BAD THINGS ABOUT GOD.

UNDERSTAND HE STILL LOVES YOU.

UNDERSTAND IT.

AND UNDERSTAND IT IN A WAY THAT

IS REAL WHERE HE CAN TOUCH YOUR

HEART JUST AS HE TOUCHED

JIMMY'S.

JIMMY HAD A WONDERFUL PRAYER,

GOD, IF YOU ARE REAL, IF THIS IS

ALL TRUE, THEN I NEED YOU.

I NEED TO GET OFF OF DRUGS.

HERE HE WAS, 17 YEARS, HE PRAYED

THAT PRAYER.

IN TWO WEEKS LATER, HE WAS

RIDING HIS MOTORCYCLE, I HAVE

GONE TWO WEEKS AND HAVEN'T USED.

HE BOWED HIS KNEE AND SAID,

JESUS, I WANT TO FOLLOW YOU.

AND THEN HE HAD AN EXPERIENCE OF

A LIFETIME.

THAT CAN HAPPEN TO YOU IF YOU DO

THE SAME THING.

GOD WANTS TO SHOW UP FOR YOU.

HE WANTS TO BE YOUR SAVIOR.

THAT IS WHY JESUS DIED.

HE LOVES YOU.

AND HE WANTS TO CHANGE YOU.

HE WANTS TO TURN YOU AROUND.

HELP WANTS TO GIVE YOU A HOPE

AND A FUTURE.

NOW, IF THIS IS FOR YOU, LET

TODAY BE THE DAY.

WHY GO ANOTHER DAY WITHOUT HIM?

LET TODAY BE THE DAY WHERE YOU

MEET HIM, YOU EXPERIENCE HIM,

YOU GET THAT SAME TOUCH IN YOUR

HEART THAT JIMMY GOT.

WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO DO?

YOU JUST HAVE TO ASK AND PRAY.

BOW YOUR HEAD.

WANT TO BE LIKE JIMMY, BOW YOUR

KNEE.

SAY GOD, I NEED YOU.

IF YOU ARE REAL, WILL YOU COME

TO ME RIGHT NOW.

IF YOU PRAY THAT WITH ALL YOUR

HEART, IF YOU MEAN IT, HE'LL

COME.

HE'LL MAKE YOU NEW AGAIN.

IF THIS IS FOR YOU, BOW YOUR

HEADS, WE'LL PRAY AND GOD WILL

DO ALL THE REST.

LET'S PRAY.

JESUS, THAT'S RIGHT, SAY IT OUT

LOUD, JESUS, I COME TO YOU AND I

WANT TO KNOW THAT YOU ARE REAL.

I WANT TO KNOW THAT YOU ARE

THERE AND THAT YOU CAN CHANGE

ME, AND THAT YOU CAN FORGIVE ME.

I WANT TO KNOW THAT YOU LOVE ME.

SO JESUS, I BOW MY HEAD, I BOW

MY KNEE, AND I ASK THAT YOU COME

IN, I ASK THAT YOU FORGIVE ME

THAT YOU MAKE ME NEW AGAIN.

I ASK THAT YOU TAKE AWAY

ANYTHING THAT HOLDS ME, THAT

CONTROLS ME.

AND JESUS, I WANT TO FOLLOW YOU

ALL THE DAYS OF MY LIFE, HEAR MY

PRAYER, CHANGE MY HEART, MAKE ME

NEW AGAIN, FOR I ASK IT IN

JESUS' NAME.

FOR THOSE THAT JUST PRAYED THAT

PRAYER, I ASK THAT YOU CHANGE

THEIR HEARTS, MAKE THEM NEW AND

FILL THEM WITH YOUR LOVE AND

GLORY, LET IT BE ON THEM NOW,

FOR I ASK IT IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

IF YOU PRAYED WITH ME, I HAVE

SOMETHING I WANT YOU TO HAVE.

IT IS CALLED "A NEW DAY."

THERE IS A BOOKLET FILLED WITH

BIBLE VERSES, WHAT DO CHRISTIANS

BELIEVE?

HOW DO I KNOW MY PRAYERS HAVE

BEEN HEARD AND ANSWERED?

I ALSO ENCOURAGE YOU TO GET A

COPY OF THE BIBLE, GO TO

CBN.COM.

ENCOURAGE YOU TO START READING

IT EVERYDAY.

WE HAVE A SERVICE WHERE YOU CAN

SIGN UP AND GET AN E-MAIL AND

GET VERSES EVERYDAY AND READ

THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A WHOLE

YEAR.

YOU CAN DO WHAT JIMMY DID.

HE STARTED WITH THE GOSPEL OF

JOHN.

THAT IS THE GOSPEL OF LOVE.

THAT IS A GOOD PLACE TO START

READING THE BIBLE.

MAKE THAT PHONE CALL, I WANT YOU

TO HAVE THIS PACKET, "A NEW

DAY," CALL, 1-800-759-0700.

TERRY, OVER TO YOU.

TERRY: STILL AHEAD, A WOMAN

AND HER SON FACE A KILLER

TORNADO IN A FAST FOOD

RESTAURANT.

THE CLOUDS STARTED TO ROTATE

BACK, LIGHTS WENT OUT.

THEN THERE WAS A SOUND, IT

SOUNDED LIKE A CANNON.

TERRY: SEE WHAT HAPPENS

NEXT, LATER ON TODAY'S "700

CLUB."

*

GORDAN: DENISE BURROWS WAS

ALWAYS GOOD WITH MONEY.

IT ONLY TOOK ONE SERIOUS INJURY

TO GET HER DEEP IN DEBT.

A FREAK ACCIDENT CHANGED

DENISE'S LIFE WHEN SHE WALKED

THROUGH A REVOLVING DOOR.

THE DOOR SMASHED AND DRAGGED

ME DOWN BY MY RAINCOAT.

DENISE BEGAN MONTHS OF

PHYSICAL THERAPY.

LIVING OFF A SMALL DISABILITY

CHECK, SHE GOT BEHIND ON HER

BILLS.

THAT IS WHEN THEY WANT THE

MONEY.

YOU TRY TO MAKE PAYMENTS, I CAN

MAKE THIS MUCH.

EVERYTHING WAS TAKEN, JOB,

FINANCES, HOUSE.

MY JOY.

DENISE WAS SOON MORE THAN

$7,000 IN DEBT FOR NECESSITIES

LIKE RENT, FOOD AND GAS.

SHE GAVE TO HER CHURCH WHEN SHE

HAD EXTRA MONEY.

WHILE SHE WAS HOME

RECOOPERATING, DENISE WATCHED

"THE 700 CLUB."

THAT IS WHEN SHE LEARNED HOW

IMPORTANT IT IS TO GIVE.

GORDAN BROUGHT UP MALACHI

3:10, BRING ALL YOUR TITHES INTO

THE STOREHOUSE, ONE-TENTH AND

GOD WILL OPEN UP THE WINDOWS OF

HEAVEN FOR YOU.

I AM LIKE IS THAT REALLY TRUE?

I LOOKED IT UP IN MY BIBLE AND

IT WAS.

DENISE STARTED TO TITHE

REGULARLY FROM HER DISABILITY

CHECK.

HER SHOULDER BECAME WELL AND GOT

A GREAT PAYING JOB AS A NURSE

AND BEGAN TO PARTNER WITH CBN.

THAT IS WHEN EVERYTHING FELL

INTO PLACE, THE JOB COMING AND

PAYING BILLS BACK, FOR THE FIRST

TIME I COULD BREATHE.

THIS PAST APRIL, DENISE GOT

ANOTHER INCREASE, SHE HAS PAID

OFF ALL OF HER CREDIT CARD

DEBTS.

GOD IS FAITHFUL.

WHEN YOU GIVE, GOD 100% GIVES

YOU ABOVE AND BEYOND.

YOU CANNOT OUT GIVE GOD.

I AM LIVING PROOF.

GORDAN: SHE IS LIVING PROOF.

MALACHI, CHAPTER 3, BRING ALL

THE TITHES INTO THE STOREHOUSE

AND PROVE ME NOW IN THIS.

ONLY TIME WE GET TO TEST GOD

WITH OUR GIVING.

IF YOU WANT TO START GIVING, SAY

OKAY, I AM GOING TO MAKE THIS A

LIFE STYLE OF GIVING.

WE ARE HERE.

MAKE A TOLL-FREE NUMBER

1-800-759-0700.

SAY I WANT TO JOIN "THE 700

CLUB."

HOW MUCH IT IS?

$20 A MONTH 65 CENTS A DAY. YOU

JOIN WITH TENS OF THOUSANDS OF

PEOPLE JUST LIKE DENISE THAT SAY

YES, I WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

IN THE WORLD TODAY AND HELP

ORPHANS AROUND THE WORLD AND

HELP WITH MEDICAL MISSIONS, I

WANT TO DIG FRESH WATER WELLS

FOR VILLAGES SO THEY CAN HAVE

GOOD CLEAN DRINKING WATER.

I WANT TO PREACH THE GOSPEL

AROUND THE WORLD.

YOU DO ALL OF IT WHEN YOU JOIN

"THE 700 CLUB."

JOIN WITH US.

JOIN IN CHANGING THE WORLD.

WE ARE DOING IT.

WE ARE PREACHING THE GOSPEL.

WE ARE HELPING PEOPLE.

WE NEED HELP.

WE NEED PEOPLE TO GIVE.

JOIN WITH US, WHEN YOU CALL, ASK

FOR PLEDGE EXPRESS.

THAT IS ELECTRONIC MONTHLY

GIVING.

BANK DOES ALL THE WORK.

NO CHECKS TO WRITE.

WE SAVE SO MUCH ON THE

PROCESSING, WE CAN SEND YOU

MONTHLY TEACHING CD'S CALLED

"POWER FOR LIFE."

TERRY?

TERRY: COMING UP, A TEENAGER

BECOMES A TOPLESS DANCER.

LOOKED IN THE PAPER, MAKE

$1,000 A WEEK.

I CAN DO THAT.

TERRY: WHY SHE BECAME A

STRIPPER AND WHAT MADE HER

CHANGE HER LINE OF WORK WHEN WE

COME BACK.

REPORTER: WELCOME BACK TO

"700 CLUB." STATE DEPARTMENT HAS

DESIGNATED THE GROUP BOKO HARAM

AS A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION AND

LINKED TO AL-QAEDA AND

RESPONSIBLE FOR DEATHS IN

NIGERIA.

BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL TRACT

ACTIONS WITH IT WILL BE BLOCKED.

A VILLAGE IN KENYA HAD THEIR OWN

THANKSGIVING THANKED TO THEIR

HELP FROM OPERATION BLESSING.

FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, THEIR

VILLAGE SURVIVED A DRAUGHT

WITHOUT LOSING A SINGLING

ANIMAL.

THERE IS A COMMUNITY GARDEN AND

VILLAGERS ARE TRAINED TO GROW

CROPS THAT RESIST DRAUGHT.

YOU CAN GO TO OB.ORG.

STAY WITH US, GORDAN AND TERRY

WILL BE BACK WITH MORE OF THE

"THE 700 CLUB" AFTER THIS.

TERRY: AS A TEENAGER, TERESA

STARTED STRIPPING FOR ONE SIMPLE

REASON, SHE WANTED THE MONEY.

SHE HAD THE SAME MOTIVE WHEN SHE

BECAME A PROSTITUTE.

SHE FOUND OUT HER CAREERS CAME

WITH A PRICE.

YOU ARE CAPTURING EVERYBODY'S

ATTENTION.

YOU ARE IN THE SPOTLIGHT.

$1,000 A WEEK, I THOUGHT I WAS

ON TOP OF THE WORLD.

YOUR BODY COMES ALIVE.

IT WAS THE MONEY.

HOW COULD I REFUSE IT.

EASY MONEY, THAT IS WHAT

SEDUCED 17-YEAR-OLD GIRL INTO

TOPLESS DANCING.

I NEEDED A JOB.

I RAN AWAY FROM HOME.

I LOOKED IN THE PAPER, IT SAID

MAKE $1,000 A WEEK.

I CAN DO THAT.

I WAS A LITTLE NERVOUS, AT THE

SAME TIME YOU COULD FEEL THE

SENSE OF POWER THAT AS A WOMAN

TO CAPTURE A MAN'S ATTENTION

THAT WAY.

I DID MAKE GREAT MONEY, I NEVER

HAD ANYTHING TO SHOW FOR IT.

I SPENT IT LIKE CRAZY.

AS FAST AS I COULD MAKE IT IN

ONE HAND, GONE IN THE OTHER.

TERESA FOUND THE SENSE OF

POWER WAS FLEETING, TOO.

YOU START ACTUALLY HATING

MEN.

YOU FEEL LIKE THEY ARE USING

YOU.

YOU WANT TO USE THEM AND HURT

THEM BEFORE THEY CAN HURT YOU.

INSIDE I WAS HARD.

SHE TOOK THE EDGE OFF WITH

DRUGS AND ALCOHOL.

I COULDN'T TAKE LIFE ANYMORE.

I COULDN'T DEAL WITH LOOKING IN

THE MIRROR AND SEEING MYSELF.

I WOULD HAVE TO DO SHOTS OF

TEQUILA JUST TO WORK.

PROMISE OF MORE MONEY DREW

TERESA INTO PROSTITUTION.

I LEARNED THE GAME.

I MASTERED IT.

I COULD NAME MY OWN PRICE AND

HOW MUCH I WANTED TO CHARGE FOR

MY BODY, NOT ANYONE ELSE.

I STARTED DRINKING MORE, BECAUSE

EVEN THOUGH I THOUGHT I HAD ALL

THIS MONEY AND CONTROL AND

POWER, I HAD A WHOLE THAT WAS

ACHING.

I HIT ROCK BOTTOM IN MY LATE

20S.

I WAS DOING DRUGS ON TOP OF THAT

AND TAKING PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.

I COULDN'T KEEP UP WITH A GAME

MY LIFE WAS PLAYING.

TERESA OVERDOSED IN A NEAR

LETHAL COMBINATION OF DRUGS,

ALCOHOL AND MEDICATION.

I CAN REMEMBER THE DOCTOR

SAYING, WHAT MADE YOU DO THAT?

WHAT IS SO BAD IN YOUR LIFE?

I SEE A PRETTY GIRL HERE.

ON THE INSIDE SHE FELT

BROKEN THE SPIRIT THAT LIVED

IN ME HAD ALREADY DIED.

THERE WAS NOTHING LEFT OF

THERESA.

THERE WAS JUST A SHELL.

AFTER SHE GOT OUT OF THE

HOSPITAL, ANOTHER AD CAUGHT HER

ATTENTION.

A LITTLE AD THAT SAID

COMMUNITY CHAPPELL.

PASTOR KENNETH SPORE.

HE SAID, YOU ARE INVITED TO

COME.

I REMEMBER SITTING THERE AND HAD

ON MY SHORTEST DRESS AND SPIKED

HEELS THINKS THAT WAS WHAT YOU

WERE SUPPOSED TO WEAR.

THEY DIDN'T TURN THEIR BACKS ON

ME WITH WHAT I WAS WEARING OR

HOW LOW MY DRESS WAS OR HOW

SHORT.

THEY DIDN'T TELL ME TO GET OUT.

THEY STAYED WITH ME AND PRAYED

WITH ME.

AT THE END THEY HAD ALTAR CALL,

I INVITED JESUS INTO MY HEART

THAT NIGHT.

HE DIDN'T HAVE TO CHOOSE ME.

AND HE DID.

IMMEDIATELY HER CRAVINGS FOR

DRUGS AND ALCOHOL STOPPED.

SHE GOT OUT OF PROSTITUTION.

I MADE THAT CHURCH MY HOME

CHURCH.

I WOULD GO EVERY SUNDAY MORNING

AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

AT THE SAME TIME, I HAD NOT

TOTALLY SOLD OUT TO GOD.

I WOULD GO BACK IN THE CLUB FOR

A WEEK AND NOT TELL ANYONE SO I

COULD SAVE SOME MONEY.

IT WAS JUST FOR A LITTLE LONGER.

FOR TWO YEARS SHE STRUGGLED

TO GET OUT OF THE STRIP CLUBS.

WHEN SHE GOT A JOB ON A RANCH,

TERESA WAS FINALLY FREE.

AFTER I STARTED SURRENDERING

EVERYTHING TO GOT, I COULD FEEL

HE WANTED ME.

HE WANTED ME TO DO MORE FOR HIM.

IT WASN'T JUST ABOUT ME.

IT WAS ABOUT HELPING OTHERS AS I

HAD BEEN HELPED.

HE WANTED ME TO START DOING

MINISTRY FOR HIM AND START

TELLING OTHERS ABOUT HIM.

TODAY TERESA TEACHES A

WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY AND ENJOYS

HUSBAND WAYNE.

SHE TELLS EVERYONE HOW JESUS SET

HER FREE.

I AM JOY, PEACE, FAMILY, A

HUSBAND, A HOME, A MINISTRY.

IT IS MORE THAN I COULD HAVE

EVER DREAMT UP MYSELF OR EVEN

WISHED FOR.

IF HE CAN TAKE ME AND CHANGE ME

AND HE DID, HE CAN DO IT FOR

ANYBODY.

TERRY: TERESA SAID HE DIDN'T

HAVE TO CHOOSE ME BUT HE DID.

THAT IS TRUE FOR ALL OF US BUT

HE DID.

TODAY IS VOICE IS CALLING UP TO

YOU, HOW DO I KNOW THAT?

BECAUSE YOU TUNED INTO THIS

PROGRAM.

IT IS NOT CHANCE YOU ARE

WATCHING TERESA'S STORY, IT

DOESN'T MATTER WHAT YOU HAVE

DONE, THERE IS NO PIT THAT IS SO

DEEP THAT IS NOT STILL.

I LOVE THE SCRIPTURE, HE REACHED

DOWN, PULLED MY LIFE FROM THE

PIT AND SET MY FEET ON A ROCK.

GOD DOESN'T WANT US TO LIVE IN

THE DEEP DARK UGLY TERRIFYING

PLACES, EMPTY PLACES.

JESUS SAID I CAME THAT THEY

MIGHT HAVE LIFE AND HAVE IT

ABUNDANTLY.

NOT JUST LIVE, NOT JUST BREATHE

AIR IN AND OUT.

NOT JUST BE HERE.

BUT TO LIVE ABUNDANTLY WITH

FULLNESS OF JOY.

IF YOU DON'T HAVE THAT, IT IS

BEING OFFERED TO YOU.

THE LORD IS SAYING I CREATED YOU

WITH A PLAN AND PURPOSE IN MIND.

I WANT YOU TO BE A PART OF WHO I

AM AND WHAT I AM DOING.

I WANT TO FORGIVE YOUR SINS AND

GIVE YOU A FRESH BEGINNING.

HOW DOES THAT SOUND?

WOULDN'T YOU LIKE TO START OVER?

KNOWING WHAT YOU KNOW TODAY.

YOU CAN DO THAT RIGHT NOW.

JESUS, THE ONE THAT THE WORD

SAYS CREATED EVERYTHING THAT IS.

INCLUDING YOU AND ME SAYS HE SAW

YOU BEFORE YOU WERE FORMED IN

YOUR MOTHER'S WOMB AND HE HAS

BEEN WAITING FOR YOU.

WILL YOU COME HOME TO THE HEART

OF GOD?

IT IS NOT ABOUT RELIGION,

CHURCH, IT IS ABOUT A

RELATIONSHIP.

IT BEGINS WITH YOU HEARING HIS

INVITATION AND SAYING YES.

AND OPENING UP YOUR HEART AND

YOUR LIFE TO HIM.

WILL YOU DO THAT NOW?

PRAY WITH ME.

GO TO HIM NOW, HE IS HERE.

JESUS, JESUS, I WANT WHAT TERESA

FOUND.

I WANT TO GIVE YOU MY LIFE,

SHABBY AND MARRED AS IT MAYBE.

I AM ASKING YOU TO PULL MY LIFE

OUT OF THE PIT AND SET MY FEET

ON THE ROCK.

OH GOD, TEACH ME YOUR WAYS.

FORGIVE MY SINS, THEY ARE GREAT

AND THEY ARE MANY, AND I KNOW

THAT.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU FOR

COVERING ME WITH YOUR SACRIFICE.

NOW WILL YOU COME INTO MY LIFE?

WILL YOU BE AT THE CENTER OF MY

HEART, MY BEING, MY SOUL.

TEACH ME YOUR WAYS, FILL ME WITH

YOUR HOLY SPIRIT.

GIVE ME THE POWER TO RISE ABOVE

THE POOR CHOICES OF MY PAST AND

LIVE IN NEWNESS, I WANT TO

RECEIVE IT ALL FROM YOU TODAY,

JESUS.

I GIVE YOU ALL THAT I AM AND ALL

THAT I HAVE.

I AM ASKING IN YOUR PRECIOUS

NAME, AMEN.

IF YOU HAVE PRAYED THAT PRAYER,

WE HAVE A WONDERFUL PACKET WE

WANT TO SEND TO YOU.

HOW DO YOU MOVE FORWARD IN YOUR

LIFE?

THIS IS CALLED "A NEW DAY."

IT IS FILLED WITH INFORMATION,

SOUND ADVICE, INFORMATION FROM

THE WORD OF GOD AND HELP YOU

MOVE FORWARD AS YOU LOVE AND

LIVE IN AND FOR JESUS CHRIST.

YOU CAN GET THIS BY CALLING THE

TOLL-FREE NUMBER 1-800-759-0700.

I LIKE THE "A NEW DAY" PACKET.

UP NEXT, A MOTHER AND SON

SURVIVE A MONSTER STORM ARMED

WITH THE POWER OF PRAYER, PLUS

WE ARE PRAYING FOR YOU AND YOUR

NEEDS AS WELL, STAY WITH US.

GORDAN: ONE MINUTE TERRA

MITCHELL AND SON STOPPING FOR A

BURGER, NEXT FACING F5 TORNADO,

ONE OF THE FIRST IN THE HISTORY

OF MISSISSIPPI.

TERRA WAS A RETIRED SCHOOL

TEACHER WHO ALWAYS THOUGHT SHE

HAD A GOOD GRASP ON SCIENCE AND

WEATHER PATTERNS.

THEY STOPPED AT A FAST FOOD

RESTAURANT TO WAIT OUT ANOTHER

STORM.

THE RAIN STOPPED AND GOT

DARK.

WE NOTICED THE CLOUDS STARTED

ROTATING BACK.

TERRA, MACK AND ALL THE OTHER

RESTAURANT EMPLOYEES AND GUESTS

MADE THEIR WAY TO THE RESTROOM

TO TAKE SHELTER.

AS SOON AS WE CLOSED THE

DOOR, THE LIGHTS WENT OUT.

THEN THERE WAS A SOUND, IT

SOUNDED LIKE A CANNON.

THE NEXT THING THAT HAPPENED,

THE GROUND STARTED TO SHAKE LIKE

AN EARTHQUAKE.

IN MY TEACHER MIND, THIS IS NOT

SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN, I AM

SUPPOSED TO HEAR ROARING AND

PRESSURE.

THIS IS LIKE AN EARTHQUAKE.

PEOPLE WERE CALLING OUT TO

FRIENDS AND FAMILY.

I THOUGHT WHAT CAN I DO?

THERE HAS TO BE SOMETHING I CAN

DO.

I THOUGHT PRAY AND THANK GOD FOR

WHAT HE HASN'T DONE YET.

I BEGAN TO THANK HIM FOR HIS

PROTECTION THAT HE CREATED THE

STORM AND GOD WAS IN CONTROL OF

THE STORM.

IF IT WAS HIS WILL IT COULD

PASS.

I KNEW HE PROMISED IT WAS NOT

HIS WILL THAT ANYONE SHOULD

PERISH.

TO GIVE THEM A CHANCE TO CALL

UPON THE LORD IT WAS OVER RIGHT

AFTER I SAID THAT.

TERRA STEPPED OUT OF THE

RESTROOM, FIRST.

THE BRICK WALL WITH THE GLASS

WINDOWS TO THE RIGHT OF THE

RESTAURANT TOTALLY GONE.

ALL OF THE WINDOWS GONE.

CHAIRS AND TABLES, SOME WERE

MISSING.

THE COUNTER WHERE YOU STAND AND

PLACE YOUR ORDER WASN'T EVEN IN

THE RESTAURANT.

THE CEILING TILES ONCES NOT

MISSING WERE HANGING SO THAT YOU

COULD SEE THE SKY.

THERE WAS GLASS EVERYWHERE.

WEATHER OFFICIALS REPORTED

THAT THE TORNADO ON APRIL 24TH,

2010 WAS ON THE GROUND FOR 149

MILES LASTING THREE HOURS AND

REACHED 1.75 MILES.

IT WAS GOVERNOR HAILEY

BARBER, THERE ARE OFFICIAL

FATALITIES FROM THE STORM.

A LOT OF PEOPLE UNACCOUNTED

FOR RIGHT NOW.

THE TORNADO HAD NOT HARMED A

SINGLE PERSON AT WENDYS.

THE RESTROOM WAS PERFECT.

NO CEILING TILES OUT OF PLACE OR

CRACKS IN THE WALL.

DOOR STILL ON THE HINGE AND

OPENED AND CLOSED FINE.

NO WAY YOU COULD WALK AWAY

WITHOUT A SCRATCH AND WE DID.

THAT IS OUR GOD.

HE MAKES A WAY WHERE YOU THINK

IT IS NOT POSSIBLE.

NO MATTER WHAT SITUATION, HE

HEARS YOU, HE SEES YOU AND HE IS

STANDING THERE READY TO CUP YOU

IN HIS HANDS JUST LIKE HE DID

ALL OF US.

GORDAN: HE IS STANDING THERE

READY TO CUP YOU IN HIS HANDS.

HE IS OUR VERY PRESENT HELP IN

TIME OF TROUBLE.

THAT IS WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS.

SOME OF YOU NEED HELP.

YOU ARE CRYING OUT FOR ANSWERS.

YOU ARE WONDERING, CAN GOD HELP

ME?

CAN HE PROTECT ME?

CAN HE PROVIDE FOR ME?

ANSWER IS YES.

HE CAN DO ALL THOSE THINGS, WHAT

DOES IT TAKE?

IT TAKES WHAT THAT WONDERFUL

WOMAN DID.

SHE IS IN THE MIDDLE OF A NEED.

I AM GOING TO BELIEVE GOD.

GOD CAME THROUGH FOR HER.

HE'LL DO THAT FOR YOU IF YOU DO

THE SAME THING.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS BELIEVE.

I WANT TO ENCOURAGE YOU, HERE

ARE OTHER WONDERFUL TESTIMONIES.

THIS IS JENNA FROM MARYLAND.

DIAGNOSE NOSED WITH CROHN'S

DISEASE, ALL THE DOCTORS COULD

DO IS MONITOR HER SITUATION AND

PRESCRIBE MEDICATIONS.

PROBLEM GREW WORSE OVER EIGHT

YEARS.

THEN ONE DAY SHE WAS WATCHING

"THE 700 CLUB," TERRY HAD A WORD

OF KNOWLEDGE, YOU HAVE DIGESTIVE

AND INTERNAL PROBLEMS ESPECIALLY

CROHN'S DISEASE, YEARS OF PAIN.

GOD IS TOUCHING YOUR BODY RIGHT

NOW AND HEALING YOU COMPLETELY.

JUST RECEIVE THAT.

JENNA DID JUST THAT.

SHE WAS COMPLETELY HEALED.

ABSOLUTELY NO SYMPTOMS, EIGHT

YEARS SINCE THAT DAY.

TERRY: THAT IS A MIRACLE,

YES.

NANCY LIVES IN PENNSYLVANIA.

SHE BROKE HER RIGHT HIP.

DOCTORS PUT SCREWS TO HELP IT

HEEL.

SHE STARTED HAVING A BURNING

PAIN IN HER HIP THAT GREW WORSE

AND WORSE, CT SCAN SHOWS

INFLAMMATION.

ON THIS DAY, NANCY AND FRIEND

WERE WATCHING "THE 700 CLUB,"

GORDAN SAID SOMEONE WITH THE

RIGHT HIP CONDITION, GOD IS

TAKING AWAY ALL THE PROPS IN

THAT JOINT.

BE HEALED IN JESUS' NAME.

NANCY SAID SOMEONE TOOK A REMOTE

CONTROL AND SWITCHED OFF THE

BURNING PAIN.

SHE TOLD HER DOCTOR AND THIS HAS

TO BE A MIRACLE.

GORDAN: AMEN.

GOD WANTS TO WORK MIRACLES START

TRUSTING HIM.

GOD SAID HAVE FAITH OF A LITTLE

CHILD.

TRUST AND COME TO DADDY AND SAY

OKAY.

THIS IS WHAT I NEED.

LET'S DO THAT.

FAITH IS AN ACT.

IN AN ACT OF FAITH, LAY A HAND

ON THE AREA, TERRY AND I WILL

AGREE, WHEN TWO OR MORE AGREE

TOUCHING ANYTHING IT SHALL BE

DONE.

LET'S PRAY.

LORD, WE LIFT THE NEEDS OF THE

AUDIENCE TO YOU RIGHT NOW.

WE JUST TRUST IN YOUR UNFAILING

LOVE, YOUR MERCY IS NEW EVERY

MORNING.

YOUR COMPASSION FAILS NOT.

AND SO IN THAT COMPASSION AND IN

THAT LOVE, WE WORK TO LOOK TO

YOU.

WE COME TO YOU WITH NOTHING.

WE ASK WITH YOU WE CAN DO ALL

THINGS.

SO WITH YOU, TOGETHER AS PEOPLE

ARE LAYING HANDS ON THAT AREA OF

THE BODY THAT NEEDS HEALING, WE

JOIN IN AGREEMENT WITH THEM.

TOGETHER WE SAY OUT LOUD, BE

HEALED AND BE MADE WHOLE IN THE

NAME OF JESUS.

STRETCH FORTH AND TOUCH AND HEAL

AND RESTORE NOW IN JESUS' NAME.

SOMEONE, YOU HEARD THE STORY

ABOUT THE RIGHT HIP.

YOU HAVE PROBLEMS IN YOUR LEFT

HIP.

YOU ARE SAYING PLEASE SAY LEFT

HIP.

YOU FELT A JOLT OF ELECTRICITY.

GOD IS RESTORING YOUR GATE AND

TAKING AWAY ALL THAT PAIN IN

JESUS' NAME.

TERRY: SOMEONE WITH A TORN

RETINA SITUATION.

GOD IS HEALING THAT FOR YOU EVEN

THOUGH NOTHING SEEMED TO BE

REPAIRED THAT, GOD IS HEALING

IT.

GORDAN: THERE IS A GIRL NAMED

LYDIA, GOD CALLS YOU BY NAME AND

HEALING YOU NOW IN JESUS' NAME,

BE HEALED.

BE RESTORED, GOD IS HEALING YOU

NOW IN JESUS' NAME.

TERRY: SOMEONE ELSE USING A

WHEELCHAIR.

YOU HAVEN'T ALWAYS BEEN IN A

CHAIR, WHATEVER CONDITION YOU

HAVE SEEMS TO HAVE WORSENED, GOD

IS HEALING THAT CONDITION FOR

YOU.

YOU ARE GOING TO WALK FREELY,

BELIEVE THAT AND STAND ON THE

PROMISE OF GOD.

GORDAN: FORGET NOT ALL HIS

BENEFITS, FORGIVE ALL OUR

INIQUITIES, YOU HEAL ALL OUR

DISEASES.

YOU RENEW OUR STRENGTH, THANK

YOU FOR WHAT YOU ARE DOING,

THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU HAVE DONE

AND RECEIVE IT ALL IN JESUS'

NAME.

AMEN.

IF YOU HAVE BEEN TOUCHED BY GOD,

WE WANT TO SHARE IN YOUR REPORT.

CALL US, LET US KNOW,

1-800-759-0700.

IF YOU NEED SOMEONE TO AGREE

WITH YOU, WE ARE HERE FOR YOU,

24 HOURS A DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK,

PICK UP THE PHONE AND MAKE A

TOLL-FREE NUMBER,

1-800-759-0700.

IT IS OUR HONOR, IT IS A

PRIVILEGE TO PRAY WITH YOU, PRAY

FOR YOU.

WE WANT TO DO THAT.

WE'LL COME INTO AGREEMENT WITH

YOU ANY TIME YOU NEED PRAYER,

1-800-759-0700.

WE ARE GOING TO BE ANSWERING

SOME OF YOUR E-MAIL QUESTIONS

WHEN WE COME BACK, STAY WITH US.

TER I WANT TO ANSWER SOME OF THE

QUESTIONS YOU SUBMITTED NOW,

THIS ONE IS FROM ONE OF OUR

VIEWERS: IS IT MANDATORY TO BE

A MEMBER OF THE CHURCH.

MY HUSBAND SAYS IT IS LIKE A

TATTOO.

IT IS A MARK.

I WANT TO BE A MEMBER TO BELONG

TO A CHRISTIAN FAMILY, IS THAT

WRONG?

GORDAN: I DON'T UNDERSTAND IT

BEING A TATTOO.

IT IS NOT WRONG WANTING TO BE A

PART OF A CHURCH.

THERE IS A CHURCH, A BODY OF

CHRIST YOU ARE A MEMBER OF AS

SOON AS YOU BELIEVE IT.

AS SOON AS YOU BELIEVE JESUS WAS

SENT AND ROSE FOR YOUR SINS, YOU

ARE PART OF A UNIVERSAL CHURCH

IF YOU WILL.

I ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO JOIN A

LOCAL CHURCH, YOU GROW AND ARE

DISCIPLED.

TERRY: WHAT IS THE BEST WAY

TO FORGIVE?

DO IT EVEN IF THEY DON'T ASK.

DO IT FROM YOUR HEART.

EVERY TIME YOU REMEMBER THE

OFFENSE, YOU HURT YOURSELF ALL

OVER AGAIN.

YOU BRING UP BITTERNESS AND

RESENTMENT.

OUR BODIES AREN'T MADE FOR THAT.

ALL KINDS OF STRESS HORMONES IN

YOUR BRAIN.

YOU WANT TO BE FREE FROM THAT.

SET YOURSELF FREE BY GIVING THEM

A GIFT OF FORGIVENESS EVEN IF

THEY HAVEN'T ASKED FOR IT.

YOU ACTUALLY HELP YOURSELF WHEN

YOU LET IT GO.

DO IT AND MEAN IT FROM YOUR

HEART.

SOMETIMES THAT IS A PROCESS.

SOMETIMES IT IS DIFFICULT.

BUT DO IT.

I ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO FORGIVE

AND WHEN YOU DO, YOU GET MORE

FORGIVENESS FROM YOUR HEAVENLY

FATHER.

SO REALIZE, IT IS SOMETHING YOU

HAVE TO CONTINUALLY DO.

JESUS TALKED ABOUT ABOUT IT IN

TERMS OF IF WE DON'T FORGIVE, WE

GET DELIVERED OVER TO TORTURERS.

YOU DON'T WANT THAT.

YOU WANT TO BE SET FREE.

THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE FOR

THIS PROGRAM. WE LEAVE YOU WITH

DANIEL 6: HE DELIVERS AND

RESCUES AND WORKS SIGNS AND

WONDERS IN HEAVEN AND ON EARTH.

FOR TERRY, FOR LEE, FOR ALL OF

US, GOD BLESS YOU.

WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN.

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