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700 Club Interactive: Inside Crimea - March 26, 2014

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GORDAN: IT IS THE STORY

DOMINATING THE NEWS.

RUSSIA DECIDES TO TURN UP THE

GAS AND ELECTRICITY, THEY

ABSOLUTELY CAN.

GORDAN: UKRAINE WOULD FREEZE.

THEY WOULD.

GORDAN: INSIDE LOOK TO THE

CONFLICT IN UKRAINE 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.

WELCOME TO THE SHOW, UKRAINE HAS

BEEN IN THE NEWS.

PROTESTERS FLOODED THE STREETS

OF THE CAPITOL AND MASSACRED

CAUSING THE PRESIDENT TO FLEE

THE COUNTRY, THEN CRIMEA VOTED

TO JOIN RUSSIA.

TERRY: CHRISTIANS IN UKRAINE

SAYS THEIR NATION IS AT A

CRITICAL TURNING POINT.

GEORGE THOMAS BRINGS US THE

STORY.

REPORTER: THEY COULDN'T BE

PROUDER OF THE NEW LEADER.

SEVERAL YEARS AGO THE INTERIM

PRESIDENT SERVES AS DEACON.

IT IS RARE FOR UKRAINE FOR A

BAPTIST CHRISTIAN TO RUN THE

COUNTRY.

REPORTER: DESPITE THE

POLITICAL CHAOS, HE IS ASKING

BELIEVERS WORLDWIDE TO PRAY.

I AM SO GLAD HE HAS BEEN

GIVEN SUCH A POSITION.

IT IS VERY SCARY BECAUSE WE ARE

EXPERIENCING VERY DIFFICULT

TIMES.

WE ARE BANKRUPT AND MANY ENEMIES

THAT DON'T WANT TO SEE UKRAINE

DO WELL.

REPORTER: UKRAINIAN

CHRISTIANS FOUND THEMSELVES

PLAYING THE ROLE OF PEACEMAKER.

HE IS A LEADER OF THE

ANTIGOVERNMENT DEMONSTRATOR.

DURING THE GUN FIGHTS, HE

GAVE HIS LAST WORDS TO THE DYING

PEOPLE.

HE PERSONALLY TOLD ME 20 PEOPLE

DIED ON HIS HANDS.

REPORTER: MEN LITERALLY

RISKED THEIR LIVES TO STAND IN

THE GAP.

IT HAPPENED JUST A FEW FEET

FROM HERE, HUNDREDS OF UKRAINIAN

POLICE STOOD ON ONE SIDE AND

ANTIGOVERNMENT DEMONSTRATORS ON

THE OTHER.

THIS MAN TRAVELED TO THE MASS

DEMONSTRATIONS TO PRAY FOR

FAMILIES.

SHE ALSO GIVES THANKS TO MEN

LIKE FATHER EVASKHOW.

THESE MEN AND WOMEN ARE ALSO

HEROS, AS MUCH AS THOSE WHO GAVE

THEIR LIVES FOR FREEDOM.

REPORTER: THE UKRAINIAN

CHURCH PLAY TODAY ROLE OF

PEACEMAKER.

TODAY IT IS PREACHING A MESSAGE

OF RECONCILIATION.

WE ARE PREACHING THIS MESSAGE

AT ALMOST EVERY SERVICE HOW WE

CAN HELP HEAL OUR NATION

REPORTER: HIS COUNTRY HAS A

SMALL WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY TO

GET THINGS RIGHT OR ELSE.

WE CANNOT OVERCOME EVIL WILL

EVIL.

SO MANY PEOPLE HAVE COME FOR

PRAYER.

ENTIRE FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN

ARE ASKING HOW THEY CAN HELP

MOVE OUR COUNTRY FORWARD AFTER

ALL THE BOMBS AND BLOODSHED.

THIS IS A CRITICAL MOMENT FOR

US.

REPORTER: ONE THAT BELIEVERS

HERE SAY MUST BE COVERED IN

PRAYER AND FORGIVENESS.

GEORGE THOMAS, CBN NEWS, KIEV,

UKRAINE.

GORDAN: GEORGE THOMAS IS WITH

US NOW FOR MORE ON THIS STORY

AND IN DEPTH LOOK AT IT.

GEORGE, TELL US, WHY IS CRIMEA

AND PARTICULARLY SABASTOPOL, WHY

ARE THEY SO IMPORTANT TO RUSSIA.

THEY HAVE HAD BETWEEN

15-23,000 RUSSIAN FORCES, PART

OF AN AGREEMENT THEY MADE WITH

UKRAINE.

CLEARLY SPELLED OUT OTHER THE

LAST 25 YEARS, YOU CAN'T GO

BEYOND A CERTAIN LINE IN

UKRAINE.

YOU CAN'T GO PASTED SABASTOPOL.

WHY DID THE RUSSIANS INVADE

CRIMEA?

IT WAS EASY, THEY HAD 25,000

TROOPS STATIONED THERE.

UNLIKE IN 2008 WHEN RUSSIANS

INVADED GEORGIAN TANKS, YOU SAW

THEM FACE EACH OTHER.

IN THIS CASE THE RUSSIANS COULD

WALTZ ACROSS THE BORDER.

THEY INVADED CRIMEA BECAUSE THE

WEST WAS WEAK AND WOULDN'T

RESPOND.

PART OF THIS NARRATIVE MOSCOW

HAS BEEN PEDDLING SINCE

NOVEMBER, ETHNIC RUSSIANS ACROSS

FORMER SOVIET UNION ARE UNDER

DURESS, BEING PURSE -- PURSE

CUTED.

EITHER MIGHT BEING RUSSIANS

PURSE CUTED BY A FASCIST

GOVERNMENT BACKED BY THE WEST,

WE NEED TO PROTECT THEM.

GORDAN: IT IS TRUE THAT

CRIMEA HAS A MAJORITY RUSSIAN

POPULATION.

THAT IS WHY THE VOTE WENT THE

WAY IT DID.

ABOUT 250,000 OF THEM AND

REST ARE PRO-UKRAINIAN.

THEY BOYCOTT TODAY VOTE.

GORDAN: ISN'T THERE A

MILITARY SLANG, SABASTOPOL?

ABSOLUTELY.

GORDAN: IF THEY DON'T HAVE

THAT THEY DON'T HAVE ACCESS TO

THE OCEAN?

ABSOLUTELY.

UKRAINIANS KNEW THE STRATEGIC

SIGNIFICANCE OFF THE PORT.

WHILE I WAS IN UKRAINE SAW A MAP

OF THE COUNTRY.

IF YOU LOOK AT THE OIL PIPELINES

THAT CRISSCROSS THIS NATION

COMING IN FROM RUSSIA, IT IS ALL

OVER THE PLACE.

UKRAINE IS SO STRATEGIC TO

RUSSIA.

IT HAS TO GO TO UKRAINE.

ALMOST 40% OF THE OIL THAT COMES

TO EUROPE COMES FROM RUSSIA VIA

THE CONDUIT OF UKRAINE.

GORDAN: AREN'T THEY ALSO

DEPENDENT?

ABSOLUTELY, IF RUSSIA DECIDES

TO TURN OFF THE GAS AND

ELECTRICITY.

GORDAN: UKRAINE WOULD THEN

FREEZE?

YES.

THAT IS WHY THE UNITED STATES IS

SAYS LET'S HELP COMPLIMENT IN

TERMS OF RELEASE THE DEPENDENCE

ON RUSSIA.

WHAT DO WE DO IN THE MEANTIME?

GORDAN: THERE IS NO PIPELINE.

NO THERE ISN'T.

GORDAN: IF YOU TRY TO BUILD A

PIPELINE, RUSSIA UNDERCUTS YOU.

IS THAT EVER VIABLE?

NO.

IT IS NOT.

THAT IS THE CHALLENGE UKRAINE

AND WEST IS FACING WITH DEALING

WITH THE SITUATION.

GORDAN: THERE IS ANOTHER

SUBSET.

WHY IS UKRAINE BEING ROYAL TO

RUSSIA?

THERE IS A HISTORICAL, THIS

IS ALL PART OF ONE FORMER SOVIET

UNION.

THEY HAD THIS INFINITY TO

RUSSIA, THEIR PARENTS REMEMBER.

THEY HAVE THAT ETHNIC

CONNECTION.

WHERE IS THE YOUNG FOLKS, 18-35

THAT PROTESTED ON THE STREETS IN

DOWNTOWN KIEV.

MAJORITY WERE YOUNG FOLKS.

THEY DIDN'T HOLD THE SAME INFITY

AS RUSSIA.

THEY WANTED TO JOIN THE EUROPEAN

UNION AND RELEASE THEMSELVES

FROM THE TETHERING WITH RUSSIA.

EASTERN PARTS, THERE IS A STRONG

HOLD.

THEY HAVE THE INFINITY WITH

RUSSIA.

IT IS PART OF VLADIMIR PUTIN, HE

ONCE SAID THE COLLAPSE OF THE

FORMER SOVIET UNION WAS THE

CATASTROPHE.

WHEN HE MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT

MAKING CRIMEA PART OF THE

RUSSIAN MAP, HE WENT BACK TO

THIS IDEA, HE SAID RUSSIA, THERE

IS NO COUNTRY LIKE THE RUSSIAN

PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN DIVIDED

LIKE ANY OTHER COUNTRY.

YOU FEEL THIS SENSE OF WE HAVE

LOST AN EMPIRE AND UKRAINE WAS A

BIG PART OF IT.

GORDAN: I THINK EVEN

SOMETHING MORE, AND THE REASON

THEY ARE CALLING THE NEW

UKRAINIAN GOVERNMENT FASCIST.

THEY ALL REMEMBER WORLD WAR II.

FROM A RUSSIAN PERSPECTIVE, I

HAVE BEEN THERE.

THESE WEREN'T GOVERNMENT PEOPLE.

THESE WERE AVERAGE CITIZENS,

THEY WANTED TO TALK ABOUT WORLD

WAR II.

THEY WANTED TO TALK ABOUT WHAT

THEIR PARENTS-GRANDPARENTS WENT

THROUGH.

SUFFERING AND CIVILIAN

CASUALTIES.

ISN'T THERE A COMPULSION TO HAVE

A BUFFER ZONE.

IF THERE IS ANOTHER WAR WITH

EUROPE, IT IS GOING TO HAPPENED

IN POLAND, UKRAINE, ALL THOSE

COUNTRIES, NOT ON RUSSIAN SOIL.

ABSOLUTELY.

PART OF THE DEBATE RAGING SINCE

LAST NOVEMBER WAS THIS IDEA THAT

WHY SHOULD AT LEAST IN KIEV AND

WESTERN PARTS OF THE COUNTRY,

WHY SHOULD WE BE HOLDEN TO

RUSSIA?

WHY SHOULD WE CONTINUE TO HAVE

THE ECONOMIC TIE.

CAN WE NOT HAVE THE FREEDOM, THE

LIBERTIES AND BE FREE OF THE

JUSTICE AND CORRUPTION TAKING

PLACE WITHIN THE SOCIETY?

PEOPLE, I HEARD THIS OVER AND

OVER AGAIN, POLITICAL ANALYST

WILL TELL YOU, RUSSIA, PUTIN WAS

INCREDIBLY UPSET THAT THIS TOOK

PLACE LAST NOVEMBER.

HE WAS DAYS AWAY FROM SIGNING A

MULTIBILLION DOLLAR DEAL WITH

YANUKOVYCH PERSUADING POTENT SHL

TIES AND THOUSANDS TOOK TO THE

STREETS, YANUKOVYCH DIDN'T

DELIVER.

PART OF THIS IDEA, WOULD HE USE

UKRAINE AS THE BUFFER?

GORDAN: HE DID MORE THAN JUST

LOSE THEM.

WHEN YOU MASSACRE YOUR OWN

CITIZENS WHICH IS WHAT HE DID,

YOU LOSE THE RIGHT TO GOVERN.

THEY SEE THAT.

WHAT IS SCARY TO ME RIGHT NOW,

WITH 80,000 RUSSIAN TROOPS

SITTING LESS THAN 10-15 MILES

FROM UKRAINIAN BORDER ON THE

EASTERN SECTION OF THE COUNTRY,

AND IN ESSENCE, WEST, WHITE

HOUSE SAID THEY CAN'T DO

ANYTHING TO STOP HIM FROM

CROSSING THE BORDER.

MY FEAR IS UNLIKE CRIMEA WHERE

HE WANTS TO CROSS THE BORDER, I

THINK THE FOLKS IN EASTERN

UKRAINE WILL PUT UP A FIGHT, A

FIERCE FIGHT.

I HAVE BEEN THERE.

THOSE RUSSIAN TROOPS COME ACROSS

THE BORDER, WE ARE READY TO LIVE

UNLIKE IN CRIMEA.

189 WITHIN THREE WEEKS, 189

BASES IN CRIMEA TAKEN OVER BY

THE RUSSIANS WITH THE RUSSIAN

FLAGS HOISTED.

YOU ARE NOT GOING TO SEE THAT IN

EASTERN UKRAINE.

GORDAN: IS THAT WHY THE

CHURCH IS PRAYING?

YES.

IT IS.

GORDAN: CATHOLIC, GREEK OR

RUSSIAN ORTHODOX, EVANGELICAL,

ALL OF THEM PRAYING FOR

RECONCILIATION.

YOU GET THE SENSE FROM BOTH

THAT ORGANIZE THE PROTESTS, THEY

HAVE SET HIGH RESPECT FOR THE

CHURCH ACROSS THE DENOMINATION,

THEY STOOD IN THE GAP TRYING TO

BRING PEACE, THE SPECIAL FORCES

AS WELL AS THE DEMONSTRATORS.

TODAY THEY ARE TRYING TO, THEY

SEE WHAT IS HAPPENING.

THEY ARE PRAYING, FASTING AND

ASKING PEOPLE, LISTEN, WE HAVE

TO COME TO A PEACEFUL RESOLUTION

TO THE SITUATION.

WHAT IS REALLY BEAUTIFUL IS THAT

YOU HAVE SEEN IT AS YOU

MENTIONED, YOU HAVE SEEN IT

ACROSS THE DENOMINATION.

RUSSIAN ORTHODOX HAVE STOOD WITH

THEIR UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX AGAINST

CRIMEA.

THEY ARE UNITED.

EVERYBODY IS WATCHING AS I

MENTIONED, EVERYBODY IS WAITING

FOR THE OTHER SHOE TO DROP.

WHAT IS RUSSIA'S NEXT MOVE?

WILL THEY GO INTO MALLDOVA?

WILL THEY TAKE EASTERN CHUNK OF

UKRAINE.

IF YOU LOOK AT MAP OF CRIMEA,

ONLY ACCESS IS THROUGH SOUTHERN

PART OF UKRAINE.

HOW IS THAT GOING TO HAPPEN?

THE ANALYST ARE TALKING ABOUT

POTENTIAL OF RUSSIA MOVING

ACROSS THE SOUTHEASTERN QUADRANT

OF UKRAINE SO THEY HAVE ACCESS

TO CRIMEA.

GORDAN: LET'S PRAY, LET'S

JOIN WITH THE CHURCH IN UKRAINE

PRAYING FOR RECONCILIATION FROM

WHERE I AM SITTING, I THINK THAT

IS THE ONLY WAY TO PEACE.

WELL, IF YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE

ABOUT CRIMEA, FOLLOW GEORGE'S

FACEBOOK PAGE,

FACEBOOK.COM/GEORGETHOMASRE

PORTING.

YOU CAN ALWAYS BE KEPT UP TO

DATE BY GOING TO CBN.COM.

TERRY?

TERRY: STILL AHEAD, A CITY

THAT THE EGYPTIAN GOVERNMENT HID

FROM THE WORLD, FIND OUT WHY AND

WHAT HAPPENED WHEN THEIR SECRET

WAS REVEALED.

TERRY: RIOTS ACROSS EGYPT

MADE HEAD LINES AROUND THE

WORLD, GOVERNMENT OVERTHROWN AND

FOR THE FIRST TIME THE REGIME

COULDN'T CONTROL THEIR DEEPEST

SECRETS.

MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN WORK

IN A GARBAGE DUMP COMMUNITY.

STREETS NARROW AND OVERFLOWING

WITH PILES OF TRASH HORSES AND

DONKEYS BROUGHT TO THE CITY.

WORKERS SIFT THROUGH LOOKING FOR

ITEMS TO RECYCLE.

THE SMELL IS UM BEARABLE.

BEFORE THE REVOLUTION THAT

REMOVED THE PRESIDENT FROM

OFFICE, THIS WAS A CAREFULLY

GUARDED SECRET.

GOVERNMENT DIDN'T WANT THE WORLD

TO KNOW ABOUT IT.

NOW ALL THAT HAS CHANGED.

THE PEOPLE HERE ARE MOSTLY

CHRISTIANS, PEOPLE LIKE

27-YEAR-OLD MAGDA.

SHE LIVED IN THE GARBAGE

COMMUNITY FOR 18 YEARS.

SHE SAID THAT WASN'T THE

GREATEST CHALLENGE.

NEW MANY WOMEN WERE NOT

EDUCATED.

CIRCUMCISION OF YOUNG GIRLS WAS

COMMON.

THIS IS THE GREATEST TERRORIST

ACTIVITY IN EGYPT.

THEY KEEP US FROM GOING OUT.

WE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO GO TO

CHURCHES OR SCHOOLS.

MAGDA LIVES WITH FAMILY AND

THOUSANDS OF OTHERS IN

UNFINISHED BUILDINGS AND NO

ESCAPE FROM THE FILTH WHEN THEY

RETURN.

MOST SUFFER FROM SKIN DISEASES,

BRONCHITIS, ASTHMA AND OTHER

ILLNESSES.

LITTLE MONEY AND FEW DOCTORS,

MEDICAL CARE IS A LUXURY FEW CAN

AFFORD.

THAT IS WHY OPERATION BLESSING

DECIDED TO SEND PEOPLE INTO THE

COMMUNITY AND HELP YOUNG WOMEN

LIKE MAGDA CONFRONT A CULTURE

THAT MADE THEM INTO SECOND CLASS

CITIZENS, OPERATION BLESSING

SUPPORTS KING DAUGHTERS ALSO

KNOWN AS KD.

THEY PROVIDE CARE AND

COUNSELING, EDUCATION, SPIRITUAL

GUIDANCE AND SKILLS TRAINING.

FOR MAGD A, BEING A PART OF KD

HAS MEANT FINDING HOPE.

I HAVE A NEW RELATIONSHIP

WITH THE LORD BEFORE I JOINED

KD.

WHEN I JOINED EVERYTHING

CHANGED.

THIS IS WHAT THE LORD WANTED FOR

ME.

TERRY: GOD LOVES ALL PEOPLE

AROUND THE WORLD AND HAVING THE

OPPORTUNITY OF HOPE AND LOVE OF

CHRIST IT IS AN AMAZING THING.

WE WANT YOU TO BE A PART OF

THAT.

WILL YOU JOIN "THE 700 CLUB" AND

BE A PART OF WHAT WE ARE DOING

AROUND THE WORLD, $20 A MONTH 65

CENTS A DAY. MAKES YOU A "THE

700 CLUB" MEMBER.

WE HAVE LOTS OF CLUB LEVELS.

THIS IS ONE PART OF THE WORLD

WHERE WE ARE BRINGING THE

MESSAGE OF GOD'S HOPE AND NEW

BEGINNINGS TO PEOPLE IN

DESPERATE CIRCUMSTANCES.

GO TO YOUR PHONE AND CALL THAT

NUMBER,888-777-1999.

SAY I WANT TO JOIN "THE 700

CLUB."

WHEN REBELS ATTACKED CHRISTIAN

VILLAGES IN SUDAN IN LATE 1980S,

THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN FLED IN

TERROR.

THEY TREKKED A THOUSAND MILES

ACROSS AFRICA BAREFOOT AND

STARVING.

THIS IS ABRAHAM'S REMARKABLE

STORY.

THE ENEMY WAS AFTER US.

MY BEST FRIEND WAS OLDER THAN

ME.

I TOLD HIM NO I WOULD NOT.

ABRAHAM DING WAS TEN YEARS

OLD WHEN HE AND THOUSANDS OF

OTHER CHILDREN WERE DRIVEN FROM

ETHIOPIA CAMPS.

I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO DO

DI

DIE.

MANY WERE EATEN BY

CROCODILES.

THIS WASN'T THE FIRST TIME

HIS LIFE WAS THREATENED.

THE DANGER BEGAN WHEN HE FLED

FROM ISLAMIC MILITANTS IN SUDAN.

HE WAS JUST SIX YEARS OLD.

WE TRIED TO COME BACK TO THE

CAMP.

THEY TOLD US NOT TO GO TO THE

CAMP BECAUSE WE WOULD GET

KILLED.

ABRAHAM AND OTHER BOYS RAN

INTO THE JUNGLE.

IT WASN'T POSSIBLE.

MOST OF THE CHILDREN WERE

YOUNG MEN AND BOYS, IT BECAME

KNOWN AS THE LOST BOYS OF SUDAN.

ABRAHAM MISSED HIS FAMILY AND

WONDERED IF HE WOULD EVER SEE

THEM AGAIN.

THEN A MAN CAME TO THEIR CAMP

AND GAVE THEM HOPE.

THERE IS A MAN NAMED BARN

BUS.

HE LET ME TO CHRIST.

HE TALKED ABOUT ABOUT HAVING

HOPE AND FACING GOD AND SOME DAY

YOU WILL MEET YOUR FAMILIES.

OVER THE NEXT DECADE, THE

LOST BOYS SEARCH FOR A PLACE TO

CALL HOME.

I ONLY HAD -- ABRAHAM WALKED

MORE THAN 1,000 MILES ACROSS

AFRICA WITH BARE FEET.

HE STAYED IN A REFUGEE CAMP FOR

FOUR YEARS AND A CAMP IN KENYA

FOR NINE.

THOUGH HE SURVIVED THE JOURNEYS,

MANY OF HIS FRIENDS DID NOT.

SOME DIED AS A RESULT OF

EXHAUSTION.

SOME DIED.

ABRAHAM LEARNED HIS OWN

FATHER AND FIVE UNCLES WERE

KILLED.

HIS MOTHER'S FATE UNKNOWN.

ABRAHAM ONLY KNEW HE MISSED HER.

SHE WOULD GIVE YOU A HUG WHEN

YOU DO SOMETHING GOOD.

I MISSED THE LOVE AND PARENTAL

CARE.

IT WAS SO DIFFICULT.

IT WOULD BE 19 LONG YEARS

BEFORE HE LEARNED WHAT HAPPENED

TO HIS MOTHER.

TODAY ABRAHAM IS NO LONGER A

LITTLE BOY TREKKING THROUGH

AFRICA.

HE IS A YOUNG MAN LIVING IN THE

UNITED STATES.

ONE OF NEARLY 4,000 LOST BOYS

RESETTED IN AMERICA.

ONCE HERE, ABRAHAM WAS ON A

MISSION.

I HAVE PRAYING TO GOD.

GOD LISTENED TO ABRAHAM'S

PRAYERS.

THROUGH HARD WORK AND FAITH, HE

MADE HIS WAY TO SOUTHERN WESLEY

UNIVERSITY AND BEGAN STUDYING TO

BECOME A DOCTOR.

I TAKE CARE OF PEOPLE'S LIVES

MEDICAL

MEDICALLY.

I KNOW GOD BROUGHT ME TO THE

UNITED STATES IN FACT, TO

ACCOMPLISH WHAT HE WANTED ME TO

DO.

AS ABRAHAM FOLLOWED GOD'S

WILL, HIS PRAYERS CONTINUED TO

BE ANSWERED.

ONE DAY HE GOT A PHONE CALL.

I TALKED ABOUT TO THE GUY.

HE TOLD ME ABRAHAM, YOU DON'T

ME, I HAVE GOOD NEWS FOR YOU,

YOUR MOM IS ALIVE AND SHE IS IN

ETHIOPIA.

HIS NEW FRIEND HELPED ARRANGE

A PHONE CALL BETWEEN ABRAHAM AND

MOTHER IN AFRICA.

MOM TOLD ME YOUR SIBLINGS

WANT YOU TO COME SEE THEM.

BESIDES THAT I AM GETTING HOLD.

I SAID I KNOW YOU ARE GETTING

OLD.

GOD IS GOING TO PROVIDE A WAY

FOR ME TO SEE YOU.

THEY DID.

HE WAS ABLE TO RETURN TO AFRICA

IN 2006.

HE FINALLY FELT HIS MOTHER'S

ARMS AROUND HIM AGAIN.

MY WORLD WAS COMPLETELY

CHANGED.

I COULD NOT HELP CRYING WHEN I

SAW MY MOTHER AND SIBLINGS.

WE RAN INTO THIS SMALL HOUSE.

THEY HAVE BEEN KISSING ME AND

KEPT CALLING ME DIFFERENT

NICKNAM

NICKNAMES.

I TRIED TO EXPLAIN TO HER, THERE

WAS NOT A WORD THAT CAME OUT OF

MY MOUTH.

IT WAS A DIFFERENT TIME.

IT IS VERY DIFFICULT.

ABRAHAM AND FAMILY WERE

OVERJOYED BY GOD'S ANSWERS TO

THEIR PRAYERS.

BUT ABRAHAM WAS SADDENED BY HIS

FAMILY'S LIVING CONDITIONS.

THERE WAS A REASON GOD WANTED

ME TO GO THERE TO SEE MY FAMILY

AND WHAT THEY WERE GOING

THROUGH.

MY HEART WAS BROKEN.

HIS MOTHER SUFFERING FROM

TYPHOID AND CHRONIC MALARIA,

BROTHER NEEDED SURGERY.

FORTUNATELY ENOUGH MONEY WAS

RAISED TO PAY FOR THE SURGERY.

ABRAHAM WANTS TO DO MUCH MORE.

GOD, WHATEVER YOU WANT FROM

ME SO PEOPLE ARE TO COME INTO

YOUR KINGDOM.

AND I WANT TO BE A DOCTOR

BECAUSE THERE IS A GREAT NEED

FOR DOCTORS IN MY COUNTRY.

PEOPLE DIED WITHOUT HOPE.

I TELL THEM ABOUT GOD.

YOU KNOW.

AND TAKE CARE OF THEM MEDICALLY.

IF ONE DIES, I WILL GIVE THEM

THAT HOPE TO DIE IN CHRIST.

THAT IS MY MISSION.

I KNOW GOD IS GOING TO COMPLETE

THAT.

ABRAHAM PLANS TO GO TO AFRICA

TO SEE HIS FAMILY AND FULFILL

HIS CALLING.

HE HAS TO OVERCOME INTENSE PAIN

AND TRAGEDY IN HIS 25 YEARS, HE

HAS GAINED AN INDESTRUCTIBLE

FAITH.

THAT IS WHAT I THINK OF WHEN

I THINK OF HIM ALL THE TIME.

GOD, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR

LETTING ME SUFFER.

TERRY: INCREDIBLE WITNESS IN

THAT YOUNG MAN THAT HAS SUFFERED

IMMEASURABLY AND TOUCH THE LIVES

OF OTHERS.

PROMISE OF GOD, HE TAKE WHAT IS

THE ENEMY MEANT FOR EVIL AND

TURN IT AROUND FOR GOOD.

THAT IS THE VICTORY OVER THE

ENEMY, HE TURNS AROUND AND DOES

SOMETHING OF ETERNAL

SIGNIFICANCE WITH IT.

GORDAN: AND IN DOING THAT, HE

GAINS A SPIRITUAL KNOWLEDGE,

FELLOWSHIP OF THE SUFFERINGS.

WHEN YOU HAVE BEEN THROUGH

SUFFERING, THE COMPASSION TO

REACH OUT TO THOSE SUFFERING IN

THE WORLD TODAY, REGARDLESS OF

YOUR NATIONALITY, POLITICAL

AFFILIATION, ALL OF THESE

THINGS, LET US REALIZE WE ARE

ALL AMBASSADORS FOR THE KING OF

KINGS.

THROUGH HIM WE GET THE GREAT

PRIVILEGE OF SHOWING HIS LOVE TO

THE WORLD AND REALIZE IT IS A

FUNDAMENTAL TO THE GOSPEL, FOR

GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD THAT HE

GAVE, HE GAVE, HE GAVE THE MOST

PRECIOUS THING TO HIM, HIS ONLY

BEGOTTEN SON.

YOU AND I AS CHRISTIANS, WHAT

ARE WE GIVING?

ARE WE LAYING DOWN OUR LIVES SO

THAT OTHERS CAN KNOW THE GOOD

NEWS, OTHERS CAN COME TO THAT

SAVING KNOWLEDGE?

ARE WE GOING TO BE LIKE THAT

YOUNG MAN AND SAY YES, I'LL HELP

THOSE AND USE WHAT I KNOW TO

HELP OTHERS? WE LEAVE YOU WITH

MATTHEW 24: YOU WILL HEAR OF

WARS AND RUMORS OF WARS SEE YOU

ARE NOT TROUBLED, FOR ALL OF

THESE THINGS MUST COME TO PASS

BUT THE END IS NOT YET.

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