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700 Club Interactive: Free From the Past - March 10, 2014

She ran from her past, but could never get far enough. See how she found freedom in facing her past. Read Transcript


Gordon: A HIPPIE CHILD

WHO FOUND NO PEACE, LOVE, OR

UNDERSTANDING.

I WAS SO DETERMINED NOT

TO BE LIKE MY MOM, AND I

SAID I WAS NEVER GOING TO

LET A MAN BEAT ME, I WAS

NEVER GOING TO DO DRUGS,

LIKE MY MOM OR ANYBODY.

I WAS GOING TO BE A GOOD

GIRL.

HOW SHE SHED THE PAIN OF

HER PAST ON TODAY'S "700

CLUB INTERACTIVE."

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CLUB INTERACTIVE."

I'M ANDREW KNOX.

JOINING ME IS JESSICA.

JESSICA IS IN OUR CHATROOM.

GOOD MORNING, JESSICA.

GOOD MORNING, ANDREW.

YES, I'M IN THE CHATROOM,

AND WE'LL BE PRAYING FOR

YOUR NEEDS LATER AND THE

PROGRAM.

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ANDREW?

THANK YOU, JESSICA.

FIRST UP TODAY, GABRIELLE

WHEELER GREW UP IN A COM

COMMUNE.

ODDLY ENOUGH, SHE NEVER FOOD

FOUND OUT HOW TO TRULY LIVE

UNTIL THE DAY SHE DIED.

SHE NEARLY DIED.

Reporter: THE HIPPIE

MOVEMENT OF THE 1960s WAS

SUPPOSED TO BE ABOUT PEACE,

LOVE, AND HARMONY.

BUT THROUGH THE EYES OF

GABRIELLE WHEELER, IT WAS

ABOUT NEGLECT, ABANDONMENT,

AND SELF-DESTRUCTION.

WAS VERY SEPARATED FROM

MY MOM.

I DIDN'T HAVE A BOND WITH

HER.

SO IT WAS VERY, VERY

INTERESTING.

IT WAS KIND OF LIKE GROWING

UP WITH A STRANGER.

Reporter: GABRIELLE

GREW UP IN A COMMUNE IN LOS

CRUZES, NEW MEXICO.

SHE WAS OFTEN LEFT ALONE TO

PLAY WITH BAGS OF MARIJUANA

AND ROLLING PAPERS, WHILE

HER MOM DID TAROT CARDS AND

DRUGS.

THERE WERE MANY MEN IN HER

MOM'S LIFE, AND GABRIELLE

NEVER KNEW WHICH ONE MIGHT

BE HER FATHER.

EVENTUALLY HER MOM MARRIED,

BUT HE BEAT THEM.

HER MOM LEFT HIM FOR SOMEONE

WHO BEAT THEM EVEN MORE.

I REMEMBER BEING

DEPRESSED SINCE I WAS

YOUNG.

EVEN AT THE AGE OF NINE OR

10, NOT WANTING TO LIVE

ANYMORE BECAUSE I JUST FELT

LIKE THERE WAS A LOT OF

DARKNESS IN MY LIFE.

Reporter: GABRIELLE

SAYS THERE WAS A LIGHT IN

THE NIGHTMARISH EXISTENCE.

IT CAME ON SUNDAYS, WHEN

SOME PEOPLE GAVE HER RIDES

TO CHURCH.

THE FIRST BIBLE STORY

THAT I EVER HEARD WAS THE

STORY ABOUT JOB.

THEY SAID HE WAS A MAN OF

MANY AFFLICTIONS, BUT HOW IN

THE END GOD BLESSED HIS

LIFE.

AND I REMEMBER SAYING, GOD,

MAYBE MY LIFE IS GOING TO BE

HARD WHEN I'M YOUNG, BUT IF

YOU COULD MAKE IT GOOD WHEN

I'M OLDER.

I REMEMBER PRAYING THAT

PRAYER.

Reporter: AND GABRIELLE

BELIEVED HER ONLY CHANCE WAS

TO GET AWAY.

AT 14 SHE TOLD HER MOTHER

SHE WANTED TO MOVE TO

CALIFORNIA AND LIVE WITH

SOME RELATIVES.

HER MOM GAVE LITTLE

RESISTANCE.

I WAS SO DETERMINED NOT

TO BE LIKE MY MOM.

I WAS SO DETERMINED TO BE

COMPLETELY DIFFERENT.

AND I SAID I WAS NEVER GOING

TO LET A MAN BEAT ME.

I WAS NEVER GOING TO DO

DRUGS, LIKE MY MOM OR

ANYBODY.

I WAS GOING TO BE A GOOD

GIRL.

BUT I DIDN'T KNOW HOW TO

BE.

Reporter: BUT ESCAPING

THE INFLUENCES OF HER PAST

WASN'T SO EASY, AS SHE

LEARNED WHEN SHE STARTED

GOING TO CHURCH WITH

NEIGHBORS.

THEY DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO

DO WITH ME BECAUSE I HAD A

CRUSH ON ALL OF MY YOUTH

PASTORS.

I WAS JUST A MESS.

AND ONE DAY I WALKED INTO

THE CHURCH, AND IT WAS LIKE

THE DEVIL JUST SPOKE TO ME.

LIKE, WHAT ARE YOU DOING

HERE?

YOU DON'T BELONG HERE.

ALL OF THE PEOPLE HAVE TWO

PARENTS, AND YOU COME FROM

THIS BROKEN HOME.

AND I LOOKED AROUND AND I

REALIZED, YOU KNOW WHAT,

YOU'RE RIGHT?

WHAT AM I DOING HERE?

I DON'T BELONG HERE.

Reporter: GABRIELLE

STOPPED GOING TO CHURCH.

THEN AT 18, SHE MOVED OUT ON

HER OWN.

ONE DAY WHILE DRIVING

THROUGH NEW MEXICO, SHE

LOOKED UP A MAN WHO SHE WAS

TOLD WAS HER DAD.

HE COULDN'T GIVE HER THE

ANSWER SHE HOPED FOR.

SHE SAID, YOUR MOM WAS

VERY PROMISCUOUS, SO I DON'T

KNOW IF YOU'RE MINE.

AND HE MIGHT AS WELL JUST

STAMPED ME WITH THE WORD

REJECTION.

RIGHT AFTER THAT TIME, I

THOUGHT IF I CAN'T BEAT

THEM, I MIGHT AS WELL JOIN

THEM.

Reporter: FROM THAT

POINT ON, GABRIELLE DID

EVERYTHING SHE SWORE SHE

WOULD NEVER DO, WHICH

INCLUDED HAVING AN ABUSIVE

BOYFRIEND.

EXACTLY LIKE MY MOTHER

AND WORSE.

I WAS HOMELESS FOR A YEAR.

I HITCHHIKED UP AND DOWN THE

COAST OF CALIFORNIA.

I FINALLY ENDED UP AT THE

KATE ASHBURY.

Reporter: THERE IN THE

SAN FRANCISCO AREA, SHE SAID

SHE WAS CON CONSTANTLY

REMINDED OF GOD.

I REMEMBER BEING IN THE

KATE ASHBURY, AND THERE WILL

WOULD BE PEOPLE THAT WOULD

WITNESS, AND I WOULD MAKE

FUN OF THEM.

Reporter: ONE DAY AFTER

TAKING SEVERAL DRUGS, SHE

WAS ON CONSCIOUS.

THAT DAY I HAD DONE

DIFFERENT DRUGS JUST TO NUMB

THE PAIN.

AND THEN THE ROOM JUST GOT

VERY QUIET, AND THEN ALL

THREE OF THE WALLS STARTED

TO TURN BLACK.

AND AN EVIL PRESENCE ENTERED

INTO THE ROOM.

AND I SAW MY SPIRIT START TO

LEAVE MY BODY.

I SCREAMED OUT, JESUS, SAVE

ME.

AND MY SPIRIT SMACKED BACK

INTO MY BODY.

Reporter: TERRIFIED BY

THE EXPERIENCE, GABRIELLE

CAME TO THE CONCLUSION THAT

HELL WAS REAL AND SO WAS

JESUS.

THE ONLY PEOPLE SHE KNEW

COULD HELP HER WERE THE

NEIGHBORS SHE WENT TO CHURCH

WITH WHEN SHE WAS A

TEENAGER.

AND THEY SAID, WHAT DO

YOU WANT US TO DO FOR YOU?

AND I SAID, GET ME A BUS

TICKET.

I WANT TO COME BACK TO THE

CHURCH AND BACK TO GOD.

Reporter: GABRIELLE

MOVED IN WITH HER FRIENDS.

THEY CONVINCED HER TO

SURRENDER HERSELF TO POLICE

FOR OUTSTANDING DRUG

POSSESSION CHARGES.

IN JAIL, SHE STARTED READING

THE BIBLE AND LEARNED WHAT

IT MEANT TO TRUST JESUS.

THE LORD DEALT WITH ME

WHEN I WAS IN JAIL, TALKED

TO ME ABOUT SURRENDERING

YOUR LIFE AND ABOUT MAKING

HIM THE LORD OF YOUR LIFE

AND COMPLETELY TURNING OVER

EVERYTHING TO HIM.

Reporter: AFTER SERVING

A SHORT SENTENCE, GABRIELLE

WENT INTO "TEEN CHALLENGE."

IT WAS THERE THAT SHE

LEARNED HOW TO LET GO OF ALL

OF THE PAIN AND REJECTION.

THERE WAS A NIGHT WHERE

GOD SPOKE TO ME.

HE SAID, YOU NEED TO FORGIVE

YOUR MOTHER.

AND WHEN HE DID THAT AND I

FORGAVE HER, A FLOOD OF

TEARS JUST CAME OVER MY

EYES, AND I HAD CRIED LIKE I

HAD NEVER CRIED IN MY WHOLE

LIFE.

Reporter: NO LONGER

HAUNTED BY HER PAST,

GABRIELLE SAYS HER LIFE IS

FULL.

SHE IS MARRIED TO JOHN, A

PASTOR, AND THEY HAVE FOUR

DAUGHTERS.

GABRIELLE REACHES OUT TO

YOUNG GIRLS IN CRISIS, WHO

ARE MUCH LIKE SHE WAS.

SHE HAS HOPE FOR THEM

BECAUSE OF WHAT GOD DID FOR

HER.

GOD HAS BECOME MY FATHER,

AND HE HAS TAKEN CARE OF ME

AND HE HAS PROVIDED FOR ME.

TODAY I KNOW THAT GOD IS

REAL BECAUSE HE SAVED ME AS

I WAS DYING.

AND NO ONE CAN CONVINCE ME

OTHERWISE.

I LOVE THE QUESTION

GABRIELLE'S NEIGHBORS ASKED

HER.

THEY SAID, GABRIELLE, WHAT

IS IT THAT YOU WANT YO US

TO DO FOR YOU?

AND IT FORCED HER TO THINK

ABOUT HER GREATEST NEED.

SHE NEEDED TO FORGIVE.

SHE SAID SHE NEEDED TO GET

CLEAN.

IT IS THE VERY SAME QUESTION

THAT JESUS POSED.

AND JESUS LOVED TO ASK VERY

DIFFICULT QUESTIONS.

AND WE SEE THIS VERY

QUESTION IN MARK 10.

IT IS A STORY OF BARTAMAUS

WHO WAS BLIND.

AND WHEN HE HEARD JESUS OF

NAZARETH WAS WALKING BY, HE

BEGAN TO SHOUT: "JESUS, SON

OF DAVID, HAVE MERCY ON

ME."

MANY REBUKED HIM TO BE

QUIET, BUT HE SHOUTED

LOUDER, "JESUS, SON OF

DAVID, HAVE MERCY ON ME."

AND THROWING HIS CLOAK

ASIDE, HE JUMPED TO HIS FEET

AND CAME TO JESUS.

AND THEN JESUS ASKED THIS

QUESTION: WHAT DO YOU WANT

ME TO DO FOR YOU?

AND CERTAINLY WITH

BARTAMAOUS, THE ANSWER WAS,

I WANT TO SEE.

BUT JESUS ASKED THAT

QUESTION TO REVEAL THE

CONDITION OF HIS HEART.

AND HE ASKS US THE SAME

QUESTION: WHAT IS IT YOU

WANT ME TO DO FOR YOU?

BUT IT IS NOT A WISH LIST,

LIKE A CHILD DOES FOR SANTA

CLAUS.

THIS REVEALS THE CONDITION

OF OUR HEART.

JESUS LOVED TO ASK VERY

DIFFICULT QUESTIONS.

THERE IS ANOTHER STORY, 1

JOHN, ON A DIFFERENT DAY,

WHERE ANOTHER TOUGH QUESTION

IS: "JOHN STOOD WITH TWO OF

HIS DISCIPLES, AND LOOKING

AT JESUS AS HE WALKED, HE

SAID BEHOLD THE LAMB OF

GOD."

THE TWO DISCIPLES HEARD HIM

SPEAK AND THEY FOLLOWED

JESUS.

AND THEN JESUS TURNED, AND

SEEING THEM FOLLOWING, SAID

TO THEM, "WHAT DO YOU

SEEK?"

AND THEY DIDN'T REALLY

ANSWER HIM SPECIFICALLY.

BUT AS THEY WERE FOLLOWING,

JESUS FORCED THEM TO

CONSIDER WHAT IS IT THEY

SEEK.

AND I ENCOURAGE YOU TO

CONSIDER THE FACT THAT JESUS

STILL ASKS US THAT TODAY.

AND IT LEADS US TO A THIRD

QUESTION JESUS POSED, AND IT

ALL COMES DOWN TO THIS -- IN

ANOTHER INSTANCE IN MARK 2,

"JESUS AND HIS DISCIPLES

WENT AROUND THE VILLAGE, AND

ON THE WAY, JESUS ASKED

THEM, WHO DO PEOPLE SAY I

AM."

THEY REPLIED, "SOME SAY

ELIJAH, AND OTHERS SAY ONE

OF THE PROPHETS."

AND THEN HE SAID, "WHO DO

YOU SAY I AM?"

A LOT OF PEOPLE SAY HE

WAS A GREAT TEACHER, HE WAS

A GREAT LEADER.

HE WAS A HOLY MAN.

BUT JESUS ALSO SAID HE WAS

GOD'S SON.

C.S. LEWIS PUT FORTH THAT

JESUS CAN'T JUST BEEN A GOOD

GUY BECAUSE HE CLAIMED TO BE

THE SON OF GOD.

AND I ENCOURAGE YOU TO

CONSIDER WHO IS JESUS TO

YOU?

JESUS SAID HE IS THE WAY,

THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE.

AND GABRIELLE CERTAINLY

FOUND THAT.

AND I WANT TO GIVE YOU AN

OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN THAT WE

UNDERSTAND WHO JESUS IS WHEN

WE FOLLOW HIM.

AND I ENCOURAGE YOU TO PRAY

WITH ME NOW AND SAY, JESUS,

I WANT TO FOLLOW YOU.

I WANT TO KNOW WHO YOU ARE.

AND I WANT TO GIVE YOU ALL

OF THESE THINGS I'M

STRUGGLING WITH FROM MY

PAST, AND THE THINGS I'M

DEALING WITH NOW, AND LAY

THEM AT YOUR FEET.

AS YOU PROMISE TO REVEAL

YOURSELF TO ME.

LORD, WE PRAY NOW FOR THOSE

WHO DESIRE TO KNOW YOU AS

SAVIOR.

FATHER GOD, THAT YOU WILL

COME INTO THEIR LIFE.

FATHER GOD, THAT YOU EXTEND

YOUR GRACE AND YOUR MERCY

AND YOU REVEAL YOURSELF AS

WE SEEK OUR HEART OF WHAT IT

IS WE WANT AND WHAT WE

NEED.

LORD, SHOW US IT IS YOU WE

NEED.

IT IS YOU WE SEEK.

AND, LORD, ON THIS DAY WE

FOLLOW YOU AND SEEK YOUR

FACE FOR ALL ETERNITY.

IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

I E ENCOURAGE YOU, IF YOU

PRAYED WITH ME, TO CALL US

AT 1-888-777-1999 AND TELL

SOMEBODY WHAT YOU'VE DONE.

AND WE'LL CONTINUE TO PRAY

FOR YOU AND YOUR NEEDS.

COMING UP, A MOM SO

DESPERATE FOR MONEY SHE

BECAME A MADAM.

I HAD NO HEART LEFT.

AND I DIDN'T WANT TO BE

LIVING ANYMORE.

EVERY JOHN THAT YOU'RE WITH,

IT CHIPS AWAY AT YOUR SOUL,

AND IT TAKES A PIECE OF YOUR

SOUL.

IT IS A DEAL THAT FREED

HER FROM HER BROKEN PAST.

UP NEXT.

Andrew: TENIA NEEDED

QUICK MONEY TO PAY HER

LAWYERS' FEES IN A CUSTODY

BATTLE.

SO SHE DID SOMETHING SHE

THOUGHT SHE WOULD NEVER DO,

SHE SOLD HER BODY.

AND BEFORE LONG, SHE NEARLY

LOST HER SOUL.

I ALWAYS WANTED TO BE

LOVED.

I GREW UP THINKING ABUSE WAS

NORMAL.

THAT'S ALL I HAD SEEN.

Reporter: THE ONLY TIME

HER FATHER GAVE HER

ATTENTION WAS WHEN HE BEAT

HER.

WHEN SHE WAS 11, CANADIAN

SOCIAL SERVICES GAVE HER MOM

A CHOICE, HER HUSBAND OR HER

CHILD.

AND I REMEMBER HOW MUCH

IT HURT WHEN I WAS IN THE

COURTROOM AND MY MOM CHOSE

MY DAD OVER ME AND LET ME GO

TO FOSTER CARE.

AND I FELT SO ABANDONED.

I WAS PUT IN 13 DIFFERENT

FOSTER HOMES IN ONE YEAR.

AND I WAS MOVING AROUND

FASTER THAN I COULD UNPACK

MY SUITCASE.

Reporter: SHE WAS AWARD

OF THE STATES THROUGH HER

TEENS, AND HAD A CHILD AT

17.

IN HER 20s, SHE WAS

PREGNANT AGAIN AND GOT

MARRIED.

I MARRIED SOMEBODY THAT

WAS LIKE MY FATHER.

EVERY DAY HE WAS TELLING ME,

YOU KNOW, I WAS STUPID, I

WAS UGLY, I WASN'T GOOD

ENOUGH.

I DIDN'T FEEL LIKE I WAS

WORTHY OF BEING LOVED BY

ANYONE.

Reporter: SHE MOVED

WITH HER KIDS TO A WOMEN'S

SHELTER TO ESCAPE THE

VIOLENCE, BUT HER HUSBAND

CHALLENGED HER FOR CUSTODY.

TENIA NEEDED $7,000 TO

RETAIN A LAWYER, SO SHE

LOOKED FOR A JOB.

AN AD IN THE PAPER CAUGHT

HER EYE.

AND THE AD SAID, EARN THE

SUM OF UP TO $1500 A DAY.

FEMALE-OWNED AND OPERATED.

FUN, FRIENDLY, SAFE WORK

ENVIRONMENT.

I THOUGHT, WOW, THAT SEEMS

ALMOST TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE.

Reporter: IT WAS.

THE FUN, FRIENDLY JOB WAS

PROSTITUTION.

TENIA TOOK THE JOB.

I REMEMBER COMING HOME

THAT NIGHT, AFTER MAKING MY

FIRST $700, AND I JUMPED IN

THE SHOWER.

AND I JUST COULDN'T STOP

SCRUBBING MY BODY ENOUGH.

I JUST FELT SO DIRTY.

Reporter: SHE

PROSTITUTED HERSELF FOR

SEVERAL YEARS AND WENT

DEEPER INTO THE SEX

INDUSTRY.

SHE EVENTUALLY OWNED SEVERAL

BROTHELS WITH HUNDREDS OF

GIRLS WORKING FOR HER, BUT

HER NEW LIFESTYLE TOOK A

TOLL.

MY SPIRIT WAS BROKEN.

I JUST -- YOU KNOW, ON THE

OUTSIDE, ACCORDING TO THE

WORLD, I APPEARED TO HAVE IT

ALL.

BUT INSIDE I HAD NOTHING.

I HAD NO HEART LEFT.

AND I DIDN'T WANT TO BE

LIVING ANYMORE.

EVERY JOHN THAT YOU'RE WITH

CHIPS AWAY AT YOUR SOUL, AND

IT TAKES A PIECE OF YOUR

SOUL.

AND EVENTUALLY YOU'RE THE

WALKING DEAD.

Reporter: MEANWHILE,

THE CUSTODY BATTLE LASTED

FOUR YEARS.

WORD HAD GOTTEN TO THE

COURTS AND MEDIA ABOUT

TENIA'S LINE OF WORK.

HER CHANCES OF GETTING

CUSTODY OF HER CHILDREN WERE

SLIM, AND SHE KNEW IT.

TENIA MADE A DEAL WITH GOD.

I WAS ANGRY AT GOD MY

WHOLE LIFE.

IF GOD WAS REAL, WHY WOULD I

HAVE HAD THIS CHILDHOOD.

AND MY GRANDMOTHER WAS ON

HER DEATH BED.

AND SHE KEPT TELLING ME,

TENIA, YOU'VE GOT TO GIVE

YOUR LIFE TO GOD.

AND I'D SAY I HATE GOD.

AND SHE SAID, GOD NEVER

TURNED HIS BACK ON YOU,

TENIA.

YOU TURNED IT ON HIM.

HE WILL ALWAYS BE THERE.

SO ONE NIGHT I WAS ON MY

KNEES, AND I WAS WEEPING.

AND I WAS, LIKE, GOD, I

DON'T LIKE YOU.

I HATE YOU RIGHT NOW.

LIKE, WHY DID THIS HAPPEN?

BUT I KEEP HEARING ABOUT

YOU.

AND IF YOU GIVE ME CUSTODY,

THEN I'LL BELIEVE YOU'RE

REAL BECAUSE IT WILL BE A

MIRACLE.

AND IF YOU DO, I'LL GIVE MY

LIFE TO YOU.

I WOKE UP THE NEXT DAY AND I

WAS READING THE PAPER, AND

IT SAID "PORN INDUSTRY MOM

WINS SOLE CUSTODY."

AND I THOUGHT, WOW, IF

THEY'RE GIVING IT TO PORN

STARS, MAYBE I HAVE A

CHANCE.

AND I READ A LITTLE FURTHER,

TENIA THELLO GOT FULL

CUSTODY.

AND I CALLED MY LAWYER, AND

HE SAID, I KNOW.

I DIDN'T HAVE A CHANCE TO

GET TO THE PHONE BECAUSE I

WAS IN COURT.

GOD HAD GIVEN ME FULL

CUSTODY.

Reporter: SHE SHUT DOWN

HER BROTHELS AND GAVE HER

LIFE OVER TO GOD AND STARTED

GOING TO CHURCH.

GOD IS ALWAYS THERE

EXTENDING HIS HAND, BUT WE

JUST DON'T TAKE IT.

I REALIZE THAT LOOKING BACK,

THAT GOD WAS ALWAYS THERE

FOR ME.

IT WAS ME WHO TURNED MY BACK

ON HIM.

BUT WHEN YOU TURN TO GOD, HE

IS ALWAYS THERE.

AND HE CAN TAKE ALL THE

HARDSHIPS, AND HE CAN TURN

IT AROUND FOR HIS GLORY.

Reporter: TENIA REACHES

OUT TO SOME OF THE SAME

PEOPLE SHE WORKED WITH IN

THE BROTHELS WITH THE HOPE

SHE FOUND IN JESUS CHRIST.

WHEN I'M WORKING WITH

THESE PEOPLE, WOMEN THAT ARE

BEING BOUGHT AND SOLD EVERY

DAY, AND THEY HAVE NO HOPE,

AND THEN I SEE THEM LED TO

CHRIST AND NOW SAVED, THERE

IS NO BIGGER JOY THAN THAT.

TO KNOW THAT I -- THAT GOD

USED ME TO HELP THEM GET OUT

OF THAT.

NOW THAT THE LORD HAS COME

INTO MY LIFE, I KNOW I HAVE

A PURPOSE.

AND A CALLING.

AND I KNOW THAT I'M WORTHY

OF BEING LOVED.

AND I KNOW THAT THERE IS A

GOD.

JESUS, WHO LOVES ME MORE

THAN I EVER THOUGHT

POSSIBLE.

Andrew: AND SHE SAID

SHE WAS PART OF THE WALKING

DEAD WITH A BROKEN SPIRIT

AND NO HEART.

BUT THE POWER OF GOD AND THE

GRACE OF JESUS CHRIST

TRANSFORMED HER LIFE.

WE WANT TO PRAY FOR YOU

NOW.

JESSICA AND I WANT TO PRY

FOPRAY FOR YOU FOR HEALING

AND FOR THE HOLY SPIRIT TO

INTERCEDE ON YOUR BEHALF.

WE HAVE RECEIVED MANY

REQUESTS FOR PRAYER.

FOR MORE ON THAT, LET'S GO

OVER TO JESSICA.

SAS SASHA WRITES IN, "MY

SON IS DEEPLY INVOLVED IN

DRUGS AND PORN.

HE IS NOW IN HIS 40s, AND

I'M SO SAD HE CAN'T GET OVER

THIS ADDICTIONS.

PLEASE PRAY HE FINDS THE

STRENGTH TO LEAVE HIS OLD

LIFE BEHIND."

CINDY PRAYS, "PLEASE PRAY

FOR ME TO MOVE ON IN MY

LIFE.

MY BOYFRIEND BROKE UP WITH

ME THREE YEARS AGO.

AND THIS IS TORTURE.

I DON'T WANT TO STAY IN THIS

PLACE ANYMORE.

PLEASE PRAY FOR ME."

WE'RE GOING TO PRAY FOR YOUR

NEEDS RIGHT NOW.

WILL YOU PLEASE JOIN IN WITH

US.

HEAVENLY FATHER, WE COME TO

YOUR THRONE.

WE APPROACH YOUR THRONE

BOLDLY.

I LIFT UP CINDY, AND,

FATHER, WE THANK YOU THAT

THE PLANS YOU HAVE FOR HER

ARE TO BLESS HER AND TO

PROSPER HER, AND TO GIVE HER

A HOPE AND A FUTURE.

LORD, WE ASK THAT YOU COME

AND YOU BRING HEALING TO HER

HEART.

LORD, THAT YOU REMOVE EVERY

SOUL CONNECTION THAT IS NOT

OF YOU.

FATHER, THAT YOU WILL

CLEANSE HER FROM THIS PAST

RELATIONSHIP.

THAT YOU BRING HEALING TO

HER HEART AND HER MIND.

AND, FATHER, WE JUST ASK FOR

HOPE.

WE ASK THAT YOU WOULD PUT A

NEW HOPE IN HER HEART, THAT

SHE WILL KNOW, LORD.

SHE WILL KNOW THAT IF IT

MATTERS TO HER, THAT IT

MATTERS TO YOU.

AND THAT YOU HAVE NOT

FORSAKEN HER, YOU HAVE NOT

FORGOTTEN HER.

LORD, I JUST PRAY FOR GODLY

PERSPECTIVE, THAT SHE WILL

UNDERSTAND, LORD, WHERE YOU

ARE IN THE MIDST OF ALL OF

THIS.

THAT INSTEAD OF GETTING

CAUGHT UP IN THE

CIRCUMSTANCES, THAT SHE WILL

UNDERSTAND THAT YOU'RE A

LOVING FATHER AND YOU WILL

HELP HER IN HER GRIEVING

PROCESS.

LORD, THAT WOULD YOU PROTECT

HER AND GUARD HER AGAINST

DEPRESSION AND DISPAIR.

WE ASK FOR THE JOY AND THE

PEACE OF THE LORD TO BE HERS

IN JESUS' NAME.

ANDREW?

Andrew: FATHER GOD, WE

COME BEFORE YOU ON BEHALF OF

SASHA, WHO IS DEEPLY

HEARTBROKEN FOR HER SON WHO

IS IN DRUGS AND

PORNOGRAPHY.

FATHER, WE KNOW THESE ARE

TRICKS OF THE DEVIL, TO TELL

PEOPLE THEY ARE NOT GOOD

ENOUGH TO BE IN A LOVING

RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.

AND WE PRAY FOR THIS DRUG

ADDICTION AND THIS

PORNOGRAPHY ADDICTION TO BE

GONE IN THE NAME OF JESUS.

THAT ALL THOSE WATCHING WHO

HAVE A LOVED ONE WITH AN

ADDICTION, WE BIND THOSE

ADDICTIONS NOW IN JESUS'

NAME.

THE SPIRIT OF PORNOGRAPHY

AND ALCOHOLISM AND DRUG

ABUSE, WE BIND IT IN THE

NAME OF JESUS.

AND WE ASK YOUR HOLY SPIRIT,

LORD GOD, TO INTERCEDE ON

THE LIVES OF THOSE WATCHING

WHO ARE CAUGHT IN ADDICTION,

AND THOSE WHO LOVE OTHERS

CAUGHT IN ADDICTION.

AND IT'S IN THE NAME OF

JESUS WE PRAY FOR

DELIVERANCE.

AMEN.

UP NEXT, A YOUNG MOTHER IS

HELD AT KNIFE-POINT BY HER

ALCOHOLIC HUSBAND.

FIND OUT HOW SHE ESCAPED

AFTER THIS.

Andrew: EMMA IS A

MOTHER WHO LIVES IN EL

SALVADOR WITH HER TWO YOUNG

BOYS.

FOR YEARS SHE STAYED WITH

HER ABUSIVE HUSBAND, UNTIL

THE DAY HE THREATENED TO

SLIT HER THROAT.

Reporter: AFTER YEARS

OF PHYSICAL ABUSE FROM HER

ALCOHOLIC HUSBAND, EMMA KNEW

SHE HAD TO LEAVE.

ONE DAY I DIDN'T SERVE

HIS FOOD FAST ENOUGH, AND HE

GOT VIOLENT.

HE HAD A KNIFE AND HE SAID

HE WOULD CUT OUR THROATS.

Reporter: EMMA ESCAPED

THAT DAY WITH HER CHILDREN

AND WENT TO SEE HER AUNT AND

UNCLE.

I HAD NOT SEEN MY UNCLE

FOR SIX YEARS.

MY HUSBAND DID NOT KNOW

ABOUT HIM, SO I KNEW WE

WOULD BE SAFE.

Reporter: UNFORTUNATELY

THE ONLY PLACE HER RELATIVES

COULD OFFER FOR HER TO STAY

WAS A DAMP, UNFINISHED ROOM

IN THEIR HOUSE THAT LEAKED

WHEN IT RAINED.

WHEN "OPERATION BLESSING"

LEARNED OF EMMA'S SITUATION,

WE HELPED HER TO FIX UP THE

ROOM WHERE SHE WAS STAYING.

AND WE BOUGHT THEM NEW

MATTRESSES AND OTHER

HOUSEHOLD ITEMS TO HELP THEM

START OVER.

BUT EMMA STILL NEEDED TO

FIND WORK TO SUPPORT HER

SONS.

I KNEW I HAD TO FIND A

JOB.

IT WAS HARD FOR MY UNCLE TO

SUPPORT US, ALONG WITH HIS

OWN FAMILY.

Reporter: THEN

"OPERATION BLESSING"

PROVIDED EMMA WITH A BRAND

NEW CART AND ALL OF THE

MATERIALS NEEDED TO MAKE AND

SELL FOOD.

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