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700 Club Interactive: Praying for a Sick Child - Feb. 24, 2014

What do you do when nothing else works? How one couple kept praying through their daughter's cancer. Read Transcript


Gordon: THEIR CHILD HAD

CANCER AND THEY WERE

POWERLESS TO HELP HER.

SHE COULDN'T MOVE, AND

SHE WAS SCREAMING HER BACK

HURTS, HER BACK HURTS, AND

SHE WAS VOMITING, SHE WAS IN

SO MUCH PAIN.

Gordon: HOW THEY FOUND

HOPE AND HEALING ON TODAY'S

"700 CLUB INTERACTIVE."

ON "700 CLUB INTERACTIVE,"

WE USE TECHNOLOGY TO PRAY

FOR EACH OTHER AND EXPLORE

TOPICS THAT MATTER TO YOU.

WATCH WHAT GOD IS DOING IN

THE WORLD TODAY.

Gordon: WELL, WELCOME

TO THE SHOW.

IT'S A DIAGNOSIS THAT NO

PARENT WANTS TO HEAR: YOUR

CHILD HAS LEUKEMIA.

WELL, WHEN SHANE AND HIS

WIFE, CARY, HEARD THESE

WORDS, THEY HAD NO IDEA IF

THEIR LITTLE GIRL WOULD

SURVIVE.

AND THEN SHANE HEARD A VOICE

THAT GAVE HIS FAMILY HOPE.

WE HEARD EMMA CRY OUT IN

THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT, AND

IT WAS DEFINITELY THAT

PIERCING, SOMETHING IS

HORRIBLY WRONG KIND OF

SCREAM.

SHE WAS GLASSY-EYED.

SHE COULDN'T MOVE, JUST

SCREAMING HER BACK HURTS,

HER BACK HURTS.

SHE JUST WAS VOMITING SHE

WAS IN SO MUCH PAIN.

AND FINALLY WE WERE ABLE TO

MOVE HER ENOUGH TO GET HER

IN THE CAR AND TAKE HER TO

THE DOCTOR.

AND THEN THE DOCTOR, WHO IS

A RELATIVELY OLD MAN, CAME

AND LOOKED AT THE X-RAYS AND

THEN TOOK OFF RUNNING DOWN

THE HALL.

AND THAT'S WHEN WE KNEW

SOMETHING WAS WRONG.

AND HE CAME BACK AFTER

CONFERRING WITH HIS

COLLEAGUES, AND HE SAID, I

WANT TO SHOW YOU SOMETHING.

AND IT LOOKED LIKE ALL OF

HER VERTEBRAE HAD BEEN

SQUISHED LIKE MAYOR

MARSHMELLOWS.

THEY WERE ALL SHATTERED.

HE SAID, I'M SENDING YOU

OVER TO THE E.R., AND A

HEMATOLOGIST IS GOING TO

MEET YOU THERE.

WE THINK YOUR DAUGHTER MIGHT

HAVE LEUKEMIA.

AND SHANE IMMEDIATELY

REACTED.

OBVIOUSLY EMOTIONALLY

UPSET.

AND I WAS IN DENIAL.

I DIDN'T WANT TO BELIEVE

IT.

ONCE WE MET THE ONCOLOGIST,

I THINK IT WAS STARTING TO

SETTLE IN WITH ME.

AND WITHIN 30 MINUTES,

SHE WAS IN SURGERY.

GETTING BONE MARROW

BIOPSIES, AND THINGS LIKE

THAT, AND PROBABLY WITHIN

FOUR HOURS SHE WAS ADMITTED

TO THE HOSPITAL AND THEY

WERE STARTING HER ON

CHEMOTHERAPY.

THEIR GOAL WAS TO WIPE

OUT THE CANCER IN THE FIRST

SEVERAL DAYS.

I CAN'T REMEMBER.

IT WAS CRAZY.

THEY WIPED HER COMPLETELY

OUT.

THEY BASICALLY PUMP HER

FULL OF POISON.

WHAT WE REALIZE IS THE TRICK

TO CHEMO IS TO KILL THE

CANCER WITHOUT KILLING THE

PATIENT.

WE HAVE THIS LITTLE GIRL,

AND SHE'S SO

TENDER-HEARTED.

SHE'S SO GENTLE AND

COMPASSIONATE.

AND ALL OF A SUDDEN SHE IS

LAYING IN A HOSPITAL BED

FULL OF TUBES AND WHATNOT,

AND YOU FEEL COMPLETELY

HELPLESS.

AND I'M SUPPOSED TO BE HER

DAD.

HUMANLY SPEAKING, I'M THE

ONE WHO IS SUPPOSED TO

PROTECT HER AND TO GIVE HER

STRENGTH, AND I CAN'T.

IT'S PROBABLY 2:00 OR 3:00

IN THE MORNING, AND MY WIFE

IS SLEEPING ON THE COT, AND

MY DAUGHTER IS SLEEPING IN

HER BED, AND I'M LAYING IN A

FOLD-OUT BED, AND I CAN'T

SLEEP.

AND I REMEMBER JUST SOBBING

WITH MY FACE IN THE PILLOW,

SAYING, GOD, WHERE ARE YOU?

I FELT VERY, VERY ALONE.

AND IT'S ALMOST LIKE HE

SAID -- HE KIND OF RECALLED

IN MY MIND THE 60, 70, 80

PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN

THROUGH OUR HOSPITAL ROOM

THAT DAY.

HE SAID, SHANE, I'M STILL

HERE, BUT SOMETIMES MY FACE

LOOKS MORE LIKE A MOSAIC OF

70 FACES, BUT I'M HERE WITH

YOU.

MY PRESENCE IS HERE.

MY PRESENCE IS IN MY

PEOPLE.

I HAVEN'T LEFT YOU OR

ABANDONED YOU.

ALL ALONG THE WAY OUR

DOCTOR WAS GREAT AT JUST

BOLSTERING US AND

ENCOURAGING US, BUT,

OBVIOUSLY, THE REALITY THAT

SHE MIGHT NOT MAKE IT WAS

WITH US EVERY MOMENT OF

EVERY DAY.

WE WERE ON THESE CYCLES

WHERE HER IMMUNE SYSTEM WAS

WEAK AND SHE WOULD GET VERY,

VERY SICK.

AND WE WOULD BE IN THE

HOSPITAL, AND THEY'RE

PUMPING HER FULL OF

ANTIBIOTICS TO TRY TO KEEP

THE INFECTION FROM

SPREADING.

AND IT WAS THAT WAY FOR

ABOUT TWO YEARS.

IT MADE ME REALIZE THE SENSE

OF CONTROL THAT I HAD OVER

MY CHILDREN AND THEIR

WELL-BEING WAS AN ILLUSION.

THAT YOU CAN'T REALLY

PROTECT YOUR KIDS.

YOU CAN'T CONTROL WHAT

HAPPENS TO THEM.

AND IT DROVE ME BACK TO A

REAL TRUST THAT GOD IS THEIR

FATHER, TOO.

AND HE LOVES THEM AS MUCH OR

MORE THAN I DO.

AND HE IS GOING TO HAVE TO

PROTECT THEM.

YOU KNOW, GOD IS IN CONTROL

WHEN I'M NOT.

I MEAN, I DEFINITELY

QUESTIONED WHY.

BUT I FELT HE WAS WITH US.

AND IN A WAY THAT I'D NEVER

FELT BEFORE.

ABOUT THE FIRST MONTH OR

SO, HER CANCER LEVELS WERE

WAY, WAY, WAY DOWN.

AND THEN THEY KEEP

BOMBARDING HER OVER TWO

YEARS JUST TO MAKE SURE.

AFTER FIVE YEARS, THEY SAID

SHE HAS NO MORE CHANCE OF

HAVING CANCER THAN ANYONE

ELSE AT THIS POINT.

RIGHT NOW SHE IS AS HEALTHY

AS ANY OTHER NORMAL

16-YEAR-OLD TEENAGER, IF

THERE IS SUCH THING AS A

NORMAL 16-YEAR-OLD

TEENAGER.

THERE IS NO GOOD WAY TO GO

THROUGH THIS.

GOD NEVER INTENDED FOR

PARENTS TO ENDURE THEIR

CHILDREN HAVING CANCER.

THAT'S NOT THE WAY IT IS

SUPPOSED TO WORK.

I REMEMBER A VERY CLEAR

SENSE OF GOD SAYING, THIS IS

WHY JESUS HAD TO COME.

HE CAME BECAUSE THE WORLD IS

BROKEN.

SIN HAS RUINED EVERYTHING.

HE CAME BECAUSE LITTLE GIRLS

ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO GET

CANCER.

JESUS CAME TO PUT THE WORLD

RIGHT.

THIS IS WHAT THE LIFE,

DEATH, AND RESURRECTION OF

CHRIST IS ABOUT.

Gordon: SHANE HAS GOT

IT RIGHT.

OFTEN WHEN THESE HORRIBLE

THINGS HAPPEN TO US,

PARTICULARLY WHEN THEY

HAPPEN TO OUR CHILDREN, WE

ALL START, JUST LIKE CARRIE,

WE START ASKING WHY?

WHAT IS ALL THIS ABOUT?

WHY DID THESE THINGS OCCUR?

AND IT ECHOES WHEN THE

DISCIPLES ASK JESUS IN THE

FIRST CHAPTER AND JOHN, WHEN

THERE WAS A MAN BORN BLIND.

AND AT THAT TIME, EVERYBODY

THOUGHT THE ILLNESS IS A

DIRECT RESULT OF SIN, AND

THEY COULDN'T FIGURE IT

OUT.

HERE HE IS BORN BLIND.

SO THEY GO TO JESUS AND SAY,

WHAT CAUSED THIS?

WAS IT HIS SIN?

BECAUSE HE IS BEARING THE

CONSEQUENCES.

OR WAS IT HIS PARENTS' SIN?

AND IF IT IS HIS PARENTS'

SIN, WHAT IS THE JUSTICE

HERE?

HE IS BEARING THE

CONSEQUENCE FOR WHAT THEY

DID.

I LOVE THE ANSWER THAT JESUS

GAVE: NEITHER, THIS HAPPENED

SO THAT THE GLORY OF THE

LORD WOULD BE REVEALED.

NOW, WHEN WE GET THAT, WHEN

WE GET THAT FUNDAMENTAL

UNDERSTANDING THEN OUR

APPROACH TO DISASTERS, TO

TRAGEDY, TO SUFFERING REALLY

CHANGES.

HERE IS WHAT THE APOSTLE

PAUL HAD TO SAY ABOUT IT,

AND WE'RE GOING TO TAKE A

DEEP DIVE INTO THEOLOGY

HERE.

THIS IS FROM ROMANS 8: "FOR

I CONSIDER THAT THE

SUFFERINGS OF THIS PRESENT

TIME ARE NOT WORTHY TO BE

COMPARED WITH THE GLORY

WHICH SHALL BE REVEALED IN

US."

SO PAUL, HE HAS BEEN THROUGH

A LOT.

HE HAS BEEN BEATEN.

HE'S BEEN SHIP WRECKED, HE

HAS HAD ALL KINDS OF

PROBLEMS HAPPEN TO HIM.

HE HAD PEOPLE BETRAY HIM, HE

HAS DONE ALL OF THESE

THINGS, AND YET HE SAYS,

THESE PRESENT SUFFERINGS

AREN'T WORTHY TO BE COMPARED

TO WHAT'S COMING.

THEN HE GOES ON: "FOR THE

ERNEST EXPECTATION OF

CREATION EAGERLY WAITS FOR

THE REVEALING OF THE SON OF

GOD.

FOR THE CREATION WAS

SUBJECTED NOT WILLING, BUT

BECAUSE OF HIM WHO SUBJECTED

IT IN HOPE BECAUSE THE

CREATION ITSELF ALSO WILL BE

DELIVERED FROM THE BONDAGE

OF CORRUPTION INTO THE

GLORIOUS LIBERTY OF THE

CHILDREN OF GOD."

NOW, LET'S GO BACK INTO

GENESIS, AND WHEN DID ALL OF

THIS STUFF HAPPEN?

WELL, IT'S WHEN ADAM AND EVE

FELL, AND THEY DISOBEYED GOD

AND THEY ATE OF THE TREE OF

THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND

EVIL.

AND GOD CURSED THE GROUND.

HE DIDN'T CURSE THEM, BUT HE

CURSED THE GROUND.

AND ALL CREATION WAS SUBJECT

TO CORRUPTION.

BUT AT THE SAME TIME GOD DID

THAT, HE MADE A PROMISE.

AND PROMISE THAT THE SEED OF

EVE WOULD BRUCE THE HEAD OF

THE SERPENT.

THAT PROMISE WAS JESUS.

AND IN THAT PROMISE IS THE

REDEMPTION NOT JUST OF YOU

AND ME, BUT OF ALL

CREATION.

PAUL GOES ON: "FOR WE KNOW

THAT THE WHOLE CREATION

GROANS AND LABORS WITH BIRTH

PANGS UNTIL NOW.

NOT ONLY THAT, WE ALSO HAVE

THE FIRST FRUITS OF THE

SPIRIT.

EVEN OURSELVES GROAN WITHIN

OURSELVES, EAGERLY WAITING

FOR THE ADOPTION, REDEMPTION

OF OUR BODY."

SO IN A THEOLOGICAL

DISCOURSE OF WHY ARE THINGS

THE WAY THEY ARE, WHY DO

THINGS SEEM BROKEN?

WHY IS THERE CANCER IN

CHILDREN?

WHY ARE THERE BIRTH

DEFECTS?

WHY ALL OF THESE THINGS?

IT IS ALL CREATION,

SUBJECT TO CORRUPTION,

BECAUSE OF WHAT HAPPENED AT

THE FALL.

AND IN THAT WE'RE GROANING,

BUT OUR GROANING ACTUALLY

HAS HOPE.

BECAUSE PAUL SAYS, THIS IS

THE SIGNAL FOR OUR PRAYER.

SAME CHAPTER, ROMANS 8: "FOR

WE WERE SAVED IN THIS HOPE,

BUT THE HOPE THAT IS SEEN IS

NOT HOPE" -- BECAUSE IF YOU

CAN ACTUALLY SEE IT, IT IS

NOT HOPE.

"BUT IF WE HOPE FOR WHAT WE

DO NOT SEE, WE EAGERLY WAIT

FOR IT WITH PERSEVERANCE.

LIKEWISE, THE SPIRIT ALSO

HELPS IN OUR WEAKNESSES FOR

WE DO NOT KNOW WHAT WE

SHOULD PRAY FOR AS WE ARE.

BUT THE SPIRIT HIMSELF MAKES

INTERCESSION FOR US WITH

GROANINGS THAT CANNOT BE

UTTERED."

WHEN WE LOOK AT THINGS, WE

DON'T SEE THE BEGINNING.

WE DON'T SEE THE END.

AND WE'RE CONSTANTLY STUCK

IN A STATE OF WHY.

WE DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW TO

PRAY.

BUT THE SPIRIT SEES ALL

THINGS, AND HE WILL LEAD YOU

AND GUIDE YOU HOW TO PRAY,

PARTICULAR IF YOU'RE PRAYING

FOR YOUR CHILDREN.

SO FEEL FREE TO GROAN.

FEEL FREE TO ASK WHY.

BUT AS YOU'RE DOING ALL OF

THAT, MAKE SURE YOU KEEP THE

WORDS OF JESUS IN MIND.

THIS HAPPENED THAT THE GLORY

OF THE LORD WOULD BE

REVEALED.

YOU, WHO ARE BAPTIZED IN THE

HOLY SPIRIT, YOU HAVE THAT

ERNEST DEPOSIT OF YOUR

REDEMPTION.

YOU KNOW THAT YOUR HOPE IS

IN JESUS.

YOU KNOW THE HOPE OF THE

RESURRECTION, THE HOPE OF

THE REDEMPTION, THE HOPE OF

THE ADOPTION.

LOOK TO THAT HOPE, AND THEN

YOU GET THE FAITH THAT YOU

NEED.

HERE IS ANOTHER STORY OUT OF

THE GOSPELS, AND THIS IS

FROM MARK 9.

AND THERE IS A STORY OF A

MAN WHO HAD A CHILD.

AND THE CHILD WAS POSSESSED

AND WOULD HAVE FITS.

AND THE FITS WOULD TOSS HIM

INTO FIRES.

IT WAS A HORRIBLE

SITUATION.

HE BROUGHT THE CHILD TO THE

DISCIPLES.

THEY COULDN'T CAST IT OUT.

THEY COULDN'T CHANGE

ANYTHING.

AND LATER THE DISCIPLES

ASKED JESUS, WHY COULDN'T

WE?

AND HE SAID VERY PLAINLY,

BECAUSE OF YOUR UNBELIEF.

THEY GOT CAUGHT UP IN

LOOKINGING AT TH LOOKING AT

THE SYMPTOMS, JUST HOW

TERRIBLE IT WAS AND HOW

TRAGIC IT WAS, AND NOT

LOOKING AT THE HOPE.

BUT THE FATHER KEPT HOPE,

AND HE WAS IN THE PRESENCE

OF JESUS.

AND JESUS TOLD HIM ALL

THINGS ARE POSSIBLE TO THEM

THAT BELIEVE.

AND I LOVE THE FATHER'S

PRAYER: "LORD, I BELIEVE.

HELP MY UNBELIEF."

IF YOU HAVE THINGS TO DOUBT

IN YOUR LIFE, START DOUBTING

YOUR DOUBT.

AND REALIZE THE HOPE OF YOUR

REDEMPTION IS RIGHT THERE

WITH YOU.

AND HE IS JUST A PRAYER

AWAY.

LATER IN THE PROGRAM, WE'RE

GOING TO BE PRAYING FOR YOU,

AND SO JUST CONSIDER THESE

THINGS.

CONSIDER IN YOUR QUESTIONING

AND IN YOUR WHY, HAVE YOU

STARTED BLAMING GOD, AND

INSTEAD OF SAYING THAT, SAY

THIS HAPPENED SO THE GLORY

OF THE LORD WILL BE

REVEALED.

WHEN YOU START EXPECTING HIS

GLORY TO BE REVEALED IN ANY

SITUATION, THAT'S WHEN THE

MIRACLES COME.

SO WE'RE GOING TO BE PRAYING

FOR YOU, RIGHT AFTER WE

WATCH THIS WONDERFUL STORY

OF A BOY WHO WAS BORN

WITHOUT THE ABILITY TO

DIGEST FOOD.

AND YOU'RE GOING TO SEE THE

AMAZING MIRACLE -- THIS IS

INCREDIBLE -- OF HOW HE IS

HEALED TODAY, RIGHT AFTER

THIS.

Gordon: SOME PEOPLE ARE

BORN WITH AN IRON STOMACH,

BUT NOT CHRISTOPHER

GUNDERSON.

HIS STOMACH WAS PARALYZED.

FOR 16 YEARS CHRISTOPHER

COULDN'T EAT A NING THING,

YET HIS FAMILY NEVER STOPPED

PRAYING FOR A MIRACLE.

HE WASN'T GAINING WEIGHT,

AND THEN HE WOULD LOSE

WEIGHT.

HE WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO

HOLD ANYTHING DOWN, SO HE

JUST WAS NOT GROWING.

Reporter: MIKE AND RAND

GUNDERSON WERE DESPERATE FOR

ANSWERS.

THEIR SON WAS BORN WITH A

RARE CONDITION THAT

PARALYZED HIS STOMACH AND

PARTS OF HIS INTESTINES.

HE WAS UNABLE TO DIGEST ANY

NUTRIENTS OR EVEN TAKE

WATER.

I WOULD PRAY EVERY NIGHT

AND NOT KNOW WHAT THE END

GAME WAS, YOU KNOW, NOT

KNOWING IF HE WAS GOING TO

DIE OR IF HE WAS GOING TO

MAKE IT OR WHAT THAT LOOKED

LIKE.

WE JUST HAD TO ENJOY THE

TIME THAT WE HAD WITH HIM

BECAUSE WE DIDN'T KNOW HOW

LONG THAT WAS GOING TO BE.

THERE WAS NO WAY TO FIX

IT.

THE ONLY THING THEY COULD DO

WAS MAKE HIM GROW.

SO THE ISSUE WAS NOT HOW ARE

WE GOING TO CURE IT.

THE ISSUE WAS HOW ARE WE

GOING TO KEEP HIM ALIVE, GET

NUTRITION IN HIS BODY TO

KEEP HIM ALIVE AND HELP HIM

GROW.

Reporter: BABY

CHRISTOPHER WENT THROUGH

SEVERAL SURGERIES BEFORE

DOCTORS CAME UP WITH A

PERMANENT SOLUTION, THEY PUT

A FEEDING TUBE BY PASSING

HIS STOMACH, AND HE PUT A

SECOND TUBE TO PUMP OUT BILE

AND SALIVA.

WHEN I WOULD GET REALLY

UPSET, I WOULD HEAR THIS

VOICE WHISPERING, DON'T

WORRY, IT WILL ALL WORK OUT

IN THE END.

Reporter: THE SURGERY

ALLOWED HIM TO GROW UP WITH

A NORMAL LIFE, BUT HE GREW

UP WITHOUT BEING ABLE TO

EAT.

I COULD DO EVERYTHING

THAT ANYBODY ELSE COULD DO,

BUT IT IS DIFFERENTLY.

I WOULD TRY FOOD, BUT I JUST

COULDN'T FOLLOW IT.

I HAD TO CHEW IT AND SPIT OR

DRAIN IT OUT AT THE END OF

THE DAY.

WE FIGURED IT OUT BECAUSE

WE WANTED HIM TO LIVE A

NORMAL LIFE.

WE DIDN'T WANT HIM TO BE,

OH, I HAVE THESE FEEDING

TUBES, AND I CAN'T DO THIS

AND THAT.

WE WANTED T HIM TO FIGURE

OUT, YUP, I HAVE THESE

FEEDING TUBES, AND IT'S GOOD

BECAUSE IF I DIDN'T, I

WOULDN'T BE ALIVE.

AND I'M GOING TO PRAISE

GOD.

Reporter: HE WORE A

BACKPACK THAT PUMPED FORMULA

INTO HIS FEEDING TUBE DURING

THE DAY.

AN I.V. POLE FED HIM AT

NIGHT.

CHRISTOPHER LIVED WITH HIS

CONDITION FOR 16 YEARS UNTIL

ONE DAY HIS FAMILY BROUGHT

HIM TO A HEALING SERVICE,

LED BY EVANGELIST BRUCE

VANNATTA.

DURING THE WHOLE SERVICE

WHILE HE WAS TALKING, I FELT

LIKE A PULSE IN MY STOMACH

THE WHOLE ENTIRE TIME.

Reporter: AFTER THE

SERVICE, BRUCE GATHERED

CHRISTOPHER AND HIS FAMILY

TOGETHER AND PRAYED FOR A

MIRACLE HEALING.

I ACTUALLY THINK I HAD MY

HAND ON CHRISTOPHER'S

SHOULDER, BUT IT FELT LIKE

HIS WHOLE BODY WAS SHAKING.

THAT G-TUBE IS JUST

VIBRATING REALLY SUPER,

SUPER FAST UNDERNEATH HIS

T-SHIRT.

AND I NOTICED THIS AND I'M

LOOKING AT IT AND WATCHING

AND I'M THINKING, I'VE NEVER

SEEN IT DO THAT BEFORE.

AND THEN THAT VIBRATION

STARTS TO FOLLOW THE PATTERN

OF HIS INTESTINES.

I CAN SEE IT MOVING DOWN HIS

STOMACH, DOWN INTO THE

SECOND TUBE, WHICH WAS THE

J-TUBE.

AND THEN THE J-TUBE STARTED

DOING IT, TOO.

THE WHOLE THING IS JUST

DOING THIS.

I FELT JUST A BIG SHOCK

GO THROUGH MY SHOULDER AND

THROUGH MY STOMACH, AND THE

PULLSING. PULSING.

IT WAS LIKE A POUNDING

FEELING IN MY STOMACH.

YOU JUST KNEW WHAT WAS

HAPPENING AND HE WAS BEING

HEALED.

WHEN WE ALL GOT OUT TO THE

PARKING LOT, WE'RE STANDING

THERE, AND IT'S, LIKE, WHAT

JUST HAPPENED?

IT WAS ONE OF THOSE

MOMENTS.

IT WAS ONE MOMENT IN TIME

THAT CHANGES EVERYTHING.

WHAT I REALLY FEEL LIKE

IS THAT THAT WAS GOD

JUMP-STARTING MY STOMACH

BACK UP WITH A SHOCK.

Reporter: THAT NIGHT

HIS FAMILY WENT OUT TO

DINNER, AND CHRISTOPHER ATE

THE FIRST FULL MEAL OF HIS

LIFE WITH NO COMPLICATIONS.

I JUST SWALLOWING MORE

AND MORE, AND I GOT A BIGGER

AND BIGGER SMILE ON MY

FACE.

AND I HAD A REALLY GOOD

TIME.

IT WAS ONE OF THE BEST DAYS

OF MY LIFE.

I COULD SWALLOW AS MUCH AS I

CAN, AND I HAD THE WHOLE

PLATE, AND HAD A NICE DRINK,

TOO.

Reporter: CHRISTOPHER

HAS BEEN HEALED COMPLETELY,

AND HIS FEEDING TUBE HAS

BEEN REMOVED.

MIKE AND LEANN SAY THEY'RE

THANKFUL FOR THE LONG

JOURNEY THAT BROUGHT A

MIRACLE HEALING TO THEIR

SON.

THE HARDER THE JOURNEY,

THE BETTER THE REWARD.

THAT'S KIND OF THE WAY I

LOOK AT IT NOW.

IT WAS A LONG JOURNEY, AND,

WOW, WHAT A REWARD.

GOD IS SO GOOD AND HE IS

SO BIG AND SO COMPASSIONATE,

AND HE CAN HEAL ANYTHING.

NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR

GOD.

WHAT IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR MAN

IS NOT IMPOSSIBLE FOR GOD.

EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE FOR

HIM.

Gordon: AND THAT IS

TRUE FOR YOU.

EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE.

START THINKING ABOUT THIS:

HOW BIG IS POSSIBLE?

HOW BIG IS IT?

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE

LOST HOPE, REALIZE HOW BIG

IS POSSIBLE?

DON'T BE LIKE ZACHARIAH.

HE AND HIS WIFE ELIZABETH

WERE PRAYING FOR A CHILD FOR

YEARS.

AND THEN THE ANGEL, GABRIEL,

APPEARS AND ANNOUNCES HIS

PRAYERS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED,

HE IS GOING TO HAVE A BABY

BOY, AND HE SAYS, YOU'RE TOO

LATE.

I'M TOO OLD.

DON'T DO THAT.

REALIZE WITH GOD ALL THINGS

ARE POSSIBLE.

THE PRAYERS YOU HEARD LONG

AGO ARE STILL

REVERBERATING.

THE PRAYERS YOU MADE LONG

AGO ARE STILL REVERBERATING

IN HEAVEN.

THEY'RE STILL BEING HEARD.

AND GOD IS MOVING ON YOUR

BEHALF.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS

BELIEVE.

NOW, WE'RE GOING TO PRAY.

BEFORE WE PRAY, WE'VE GOT

SOME PRAYER REQUESTS THAT

HAVE COME IN.

"THREE YEARS AGO MY SON WAS

DIAGNOSED WITH CROHN'S

DISEASE AT AGE 4.

THEY DECIDED TO PUT HIM ON

MEDS, BUT THAT MAY LOWER HIS

IMMUNITY AND PUT HIM

ATRISTIC FOR CANCER.

AT RISK FOR CANCER.

PLEASE PRAY FOR WISDOM AND

THAT GOD WILL HEAL HIM."

HERE IS ANOTHER ONE "MY

DAUGHTER HAS HAD SEVERAL

CONCUSSIONS OVER THE YEARS,

AND PLEASE PRAY THAT GOD

WILL TOTALLY HEAL HER."

AND "OUR GRANDDAUGHTER,

FRANCIS, IS BACK IN THE

HOSPITAL BECAUSE OF SEPSUS.

PLEASE PRAY FOR GOD TO HEAL

HER.

SHE IS ONLY 13 DAYS OLD."

LET'S GO OVER TO JESSICA.

I SENSE THERE IS SOMEBODY

WITH SOMETHING IN THEIR LIFE

OR SOMETHING IN THEIR BODY,

AND YOU'RE SITTING HERE

WONDERING, GOD, AM I

SUPPOSED TO BE HEALED, OR IS

THIS JUST MY LOT IN LIFE?

I CAN RELATE TO THAT

QUESTION.

I WANT TO TELL YOU TODAY

THAT IT IS GOD'S WILL FOR

YOU TO BE HEALED.

THAT HE BORE OR SINS IN HIS

BODY.

AND THAT BY HIS STRIPES, WE

ARE HEALED.

I JUST WANT TO PRAY FOR YOU

RIGHT NOW.

HEAVENLY FATHER, WE JUST

THANK YOU, GOD, THAT JESUS

PAID THE HIGHEST PRICE.

THAT BY HIS WOUNDS WE ARE

HEALED.

SO WE JUST SAY, KINGDOM OF

GOD COME, WILL OF GOD BE

DONE, ON EARTH AS IT IS IN

HEAVEN.

AND, FATHER, WE THANK YOU

FOR THE PEOPLE WHO ARE

WATCHING, WHO ARE BEING

TOUCHED RIGHT NOW.

FATHER, WE THANK YOU THAT

YOUR LOVE CASTS OUT ALL FEAR

AND ALL DOUBT.

FATHER, WE THANK YOU THAT IT

IS YOUR GOOD AND PERFECT

WILL FOR THEM TO BE HEALED.

SO I JUST BLESS YOU.

I BLESS YOU TO BELIEVE WITH

ALL OF YOUR HEART THAT HE

WANTS THIS JUST AS MUCH AS

YOU DO, AND THAT HE IS

GOOD.

GORDON?

Gordon: WELL, LET'S

PRAY FOR FRANCIS, RIGHT NOW

FOR THAT NEWBORN, LORD, AND

WE JUST ASK FOR HEALING AND

RESTORATION OF THE BLOOD

COUNT.

NO SEPSIS.

AND FOR THE SON WITH CROHN'S

DISEASE, MAY HE BE HEALED.

NO LONGER A NEED FOR

MEDICATION, BUT PERFECT

DIGESTION.

NO MORE IRRITATION IN JESUS'

NAME.

AND FOR TERESA AND FOR HER

DAUGHTER AND FOR THESE

CONCUSSIONS, LET EVERYTHING

BE NORMAL.

LET PEACE COME, FOR WE ASK

IT IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

IF YOU NEED PRAYER, WE'RE

HERE FOR YOU.

IT'S OUR HONOR, OUR

PRIVILEGE TO PRAY FOR YOU.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CALL

US, 1-888-777-1999.

STILL AHEAD, HOW VIEWERS

LIKE YOU HELPED A SICK CHILD

IN PERU.

THAT'S UP NEXT.

Gordon: IN PERU,

PARASITES ARE COMMON,

ESPECIALLY IN SMALL

CHILDREN.

AND IN MOST VILLAGES, THERE

WAS NO WAY TO TREAT THEM.

UNTIL NOW.

Reporter: 6-YEAR-OLD

WILMER ENJOYS PLAYING WITH

HIS LITTLE BROTHER.

BUT LATELY HE HAS BEEN VERY

SICK WITH PARASITES, WHICH

ARE COMMON IN PERU.

HE STARTED SLEEPING ALL

OF THE TIME.

HE HAD NO APPETITE AND WAS

NOT LAUGHING AS MUCH.

MY STOMACH HURT ALL THE

TIME.

AND I DIDN'T FEEL LIKE

PLAYING WITH MY FRIENDS OR

MY LITTLE BROTHER.

Reporter: AND LOCAL

CLINICS HAVE NO WAY TO TREAT

OR KILL THE PARASITES, SO

THE CHILDREN THERE END UP

SUFFERING THE MOST.

ONE NIGHT MY CHILDREN

WERE ASLEEP, AND WILMER

STARTED TO COUGH.

HE RUSHED TO THE BATHROOM

WHERE HE BEGAN TO VOMIT

PARASITIC WORMS.

AND A WORM EVEN CAME OUT OF

HIS NOSE.

Reporter: WITHIN A FEW

DAYS OF THAT INCIDENT,

"OPERATION BLESSING" BROUGHT

A FREE PARASITE CLINIC TO

WILMER'S TOWN.

WE GAVE OUT PILLS TO 450

PEOPLE WHO ATTENDED,

INCLUDING WILMER AND HIS

FAMILY.

SOON AFTER TAKING THAT PILL,

WILMER BEGAN TO FEEL BETTER,

THE PARASITES COMPLETELY

GONE FROM HIS BODY.

AFTER THAT, I WAS ABLE TO

GO TO SCHOOL, DO MY

HOMEWORK, AND PLAY.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, "OPERATION

BLESSING," NOW MY KIDS ARE

PARASITE-FREE.

Gordon: AND THANK YOU.

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WE LEAVE YOU WITH WORDS FROM

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HE RESCUES THOSE WHO'S

SPIRITS ARE CRUSHED."

MAY GOD BLESS YOU TODAY AND

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WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN

TOMORROW.

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