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Life Is Short—Make It Count

John and his family spent a lot of money on medical bills when his wife was sick with cancer. John remained faithful to God and to a principle that provided for his family financially. John learned what’s really important in life and to value ... Read Transcript


Reporter: JOHN HANSON

SAYS SEMI RETIREMENT HAS HIS

BENEFITS.

FOR HIM, IT MEANS HAVING

TIME TO RIDE OUT INTO THE

ARIZONA DESERT ON HIS HORSE,

TAYLOR.

IT ALSO GIVES HIM TIME TO

CONSIDER THE THINGS HE HAS

LEARNED IN LIFE.

WHAT WE DO ON THIS EARTH

COUNTS FOR ETERNITY.

WE DON'T TAKE ANYTHING FROM

THIS EARTH.

IT IS NOT ABOUT THAT AND IT

IS NOT ABOUT US.

IT IS ABOUT THE LORD AND HIS

KINGDOMMENT.

Reporter KINGDOM.

Reporter: WHICH IS WHY

HE GIVES FAITHFULLY TO HIS

CHURCH AND MINISTRIES LIKE

CBN.

I REALIZED I DIDN'T WANT

TO JUST GIVE GOD TIPS.

I WANTED TO PUT HIM FIRST.

I LISTENED TO PAT'S TEACHING

THAT BY TITHING, WE'RE

LEARNING TO PUT GOD FIRST.

Reporter: HE SAYS GOD

ALWAYS PROVIDED FOR HIS

FAMILY, EVEN IN TOUGH

TIMES.

LIKE WHEN HIS WIFE,

CHRISTINE, WAS DIAGNOSED

WITH BREAST CANCER.

I SPENT A LOT OF NIGHTS

WITH HER AND MY KIDS.

I ROTATED EVENINGS WITH HER

SO SHE WAS NEVER ALONE THAT

ENTIRE TIME.

Reporter: JOHN DIDN'T

WORK FOR MONTHS, AND THE

MEDICAL BILLS STACKED UP.

AS BAD AS IT WAS THEN, I

PUT TITHING FIRST, BECAUSE I

TRUSTED GOD TO LEAD ME

THROUGH THIS.

I HAD OTHER WORK COMING IN,

AND GOD BLESSED ME WITH THAT

REGARD.

SO I STILL HAD INCOME COMING

IN DURING THAT PERIOD.

THE BILLS WERE SUBSTANTIAL,

AND GOD TOOK CARE OF THAT.

I WAS ABLE TO PAY ALL OF

THAT AS WE WENT.

Reporter: IN 2009,

CHRISTINE LOST HER BATTLE

WITH CANCER.

JOHN REACHED OUT TO CBN'S

PRAYER CENTER.

THEY WERE THERE.

AND A FEW TIMES THE

COUNSELLORS ACTUALLY CHOKED

UP AND WEPT WITH ME.

Reporter: IN TIME, JOHN

STARTED REBUILDING THIS

LIFE.

I LEARNED FROM LOSING

CHRISTINE IS THAT LIFE HERE

IS SHORT.

WE DON'T TAKE ANYTHING WITH

US.

AND I'VE BEEN ASKING GOD TO

GIVE ME MORE OF A HUNGER FOR

SEEING PEOPLE SAVED.

Reporter: A COUPLE OF

YEARS LATER, HE MET PATRICIA

AT CHURCH.

THEY FELL IN LOVE AND

MARRIED.

AND I AM BLESSED TO HAVE

A HAPPY, JOYFUL MARRIAGE.

SO I HAVE PEACE AND JOY IN

MY LIFE ONCE AGAIN.

AND THIS IS A VERY EXCITING

TIME TO BE A CHRISTIAN.

PATRICIA AND I WANT TO BE

HAPPY IN MINISTRY AND IN

WINNING SOULS, AND TITHING

IS WHAT GOD WANTS US TO DO.

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