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700 Club Interactive: Raising Your kids - April 2, 2014

Their son was buried under eleven feet of sand for four hours. Hear how the parents and friends kept digging despite every collapse. Read Transcript


911 --

BURIED ALIVE.

HE SOUNDED SO CLOSE.

Gordon: RESCUE TEAMS GO

DIGGING.

WE WERE FEARING THE

WORST, WE REALLY WERE.

Gordon: WITH HELP FROM

GOD.

HE HEARD US.

HE REALLY HEARD US.

Gordon: 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.

WELL, WELCOME TO "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

6-YEAR-OLD NAT NATHAN

WAYSNER DOESN'T REMEMBER

THIS STORY, EVEN THOUGH HE

PLAYED A CENTRAL PART.

LAST SUMMER NATHAN FELL INTO

A SINKHOLE AND WAS BURIED IN

COLD, WET SAND FOR FOUR

HOURS.

Terry: BY THEN, HIS RED

RESCUE HAD BECOME A RECOVERY

EFFORT, AND THE CORONER WAS

STANDING BY.

Reporter: IN JUST A FEW

SECONDS, A CARE-FREE HIKING

TRIP ON THE SAND DUNES OF

MOUNTAIN BALDI, INDIANA,

TURNED INTO A NIGHTMARE.

GREG AND HIS FRIEND WALKED

ALONG THE TYPE OF THE DUNE.

NATE'S FRIEND AN GREG'S

SONS WERE BEHIND THEM.

YOU HEARD COWAN SCREAMING

AND HOLLERING THAT NATHAN

HAD FALLEN IN A HOLE.

WE QUICKLY RAN DOWN THERE

AND WE FOUND THE HOLE HE WAS

IN.

AND WE WERE ABLE TO TALK TO

HIM.

Reporter: GREG AND

KEITH TOLD COLLEN TO RUN

DOWN THE HILL AND CALL

9-1-1.

KEITH'S WIFE, RACHEL, MADE

THE CALL.

9-1-1.

I'M AT THE MOUNTAIN BALDI

BEACH, AND MY FRIEND'S SON,

HE GOT STUCK IN A SAND DUNE

AND HE IS UNDER THE SAND AND

WE CAN'T GET HIM OUT.

HE SOUNDED SO CLOSE.

MY HUSBAND AND HIS DAD

ARE TRYING TO DIG HIM OUT.

WE'VE GOT A UNIT ON THE

WAY.

OKAY, THANK YOU.

YOU COULDN'T SEE HIM.

IT WAS SO DARK.

KEEPING HIM CALM WAS MY

FIRST THING.

HE WAS PRETTY MUCH SAYING HE

WAS SCARED.

I CRAWLED DOWN IN THE HOLE,

AND GREG HELD MY ANKLES, AND

I TRIED TO REACH FOR HIM.

AND I COULDN'T, YOU KNOW,

GET HIM AT ALL.

Reporter: AND THEN THE

HOLE COLLAPSED.

6-YEAR-OLD NATHAN WAS BURIED

ALIVE UNDER 11 FEET OF

SAND.

AND THAT'S KIND OF WHEN

FAITH MADE HER WAY UP THE

HILL.

THEY WERE TELLING ME THAT

NATHAN WAS UNDER THERE, AND

I JUST CAME APART.

I STARTED CRYING.

AND PRAYING.

AND DIGGING.

EVERYTHING ELSE AROUND ME

WAS SUCH A BLUR.

AND I JUST WAS HAVING THESE

VISIONS IN MY HEAD OF HIM

DOWN THERE, AND HE HAS GOT

SAND IN HIS FACE AND IN HIS

MOUTH AND HE CAN'T BREATHE.

AND I REMEMBER BEGGING GOD

TO JUST BE WITH HIM AND TO

GIVE HIM A POCKET OF AIR SO

THAT HE COULD BREATHE, AND

TO HOLD HIM.

AND TO PLEASE BE WITH HIM.

Reporter: OTHER

VACATIONERS AND BY-STANDERS

HELPED THEM DIG BY HAND, BUT

THE GIANT DUNE WAS A

RELENTLESS FOE.

EVERYONE KEPT DIGGING, BUT

THE SAND CONTINUED TO CAVE

IN.

WITHIN 15 MINUTES,

FIREFIGHTERS, POLICE, AND

PARK RANGERS JOINED THE

EFFORT.

THEIR SHOVELS HELPED, BUT

THEY WERE STILL LOSING THE

BATTLE.

FINALLY SOMEONE SHOWED UP

WITH A BACKHOE.

AND IT WASN'T THEN DID

THEY REALLY START MOVING A

LOT OF SAND.

BUT WE'RE ALREADY -- YOU'RE

TALKING YOU'VE GOT 40, 50

GUYS DIGGING BY HAND FOR

PROBABLY AN HOUR TO AN HOUR

HALF, TO TWO HOURS.

WE WERE FEARING THE

WORST.

WE REALLY WERE.

WE WERE STILL HOPING, BUT IT

HAD BEEN SO LONG.

Reporter: THE POLICE

PERSUADED GREG AND FAITH TO

TAKE A BREAK AFTER THREE

HOURS OF NON-STOP DIGGING.

THEIR FRIEND, KEITH, KEPT ON

GOING.

AFTER ABOUT THE FIFTH OR

SIXTH COLLAPSE, I PRETTY

MUCH EXHAUSTED MYSELF.

I KNEW I HAD TO STOP OR, YOU

KNOW, I WASN'T GOING TO MAKE

IT MYSELF.

Reporter: BUT THE FIGHT

TO RESCUE NATHAN CONTINUED.

THEY USED LONG POLES TO

PROBE THE SAND.

IF AN AREA GOT THE ALL-CLEAR

SIGN, THEY WOULD BRING IN

THE HEAVY EQUIPMENT.

NEARLY FOUR HOURS INTO THE

SEARCH, A LOCAL FIREFIGHTER

FOUND HIM.

THEY HAD ALREADY SWITCHED

IT FROM, YOU KNOW, A RESCUE

TO A RECOVERY BY THE TIME

THEY FOUND HIM.

THE CORONER WAS THERE ON

SITE.

TETHEY LOCATED HIS HEAD,

AND THEN THEY SWITCHED FROM

USING SHOVELS, AND THEY WERE

USING THEIR HANDS.

HE WAS ABLE TO GET DOWN A

LITTLE BIT DEEPER AND GET

RIGHT UNDER HIS ARM.

AND FROM THERE HE WAS ABLE

TO PULL HIM PRETTY MUCH

RIGHT UP OUT OF THE SAND.

IT WAS A LIFELESS, LIMP BODY

THAT HE HAD HELD LIKE HIS

SON, AND IT JUST REMINDED

HIM OF HIS SON.

THEY CHECKED AGAIN, AND

HE WASN'T BREATHING, AND

THERE WASN'T ANY PULSE.

AND SO ESSENTIALLY AT THAT

TIME HE WAS NOT ALIVE.

Reporter: NATHAN HAD A

QUARTER MILE TRIP IN THE

LIFEGUARD TRUCK TO THE

AMBULANCE, WHERE HE STARTED

TO BREATHE AGAIN.

HE WAS TAKEN TO THE MEDICAL

CENTER IN MICHIGAN CITY.

HIS PARENTS FOLLOWED HIM TO

THE E.R., AND ALL THEY COULD

DO WAS WAIT AND PRAYER.

AND BUDDY CAME IN, ONE OF

THE E.M.T.s, AND HE SAT

DOWN IN FRONT OF ME AND HE

SAID, HE'S ALIVE.

AND I REMEMBER TURNING TO

LOOK AT GREG, AND I SAID, HE

HEARD US, HE REALLY HEARD

US.

HE ANSWERED OUR PRAYERS.

I WAS SO HAPPY.

Reporter: THEY HAD TO

REMOVE SAND FROM HIS LUNGS

AND THROAT AND HIS HEAD WAS

INJURED DURING THE DIGGING,

BUT NATHAN HAD BEEN DEPRIVED

OF OXYGEN TO HIS BRAIN FOR

NEARLY FOUR HOURS.

BRAIN DAMAGE WAS A MAJOR

CONCERN, BUT DOCTORS

DETERMINED THAT NATHAN WAS

PERFECTLY FINE.

HIS PROGRESS MOVED ALONG

SO WELL THAT WEDNESDAY THEY

ENDED UP TAKING OUT THE

BREATHING TUBE, AND WERE

ABLE TO GET A LOT OF THE

STUFF OUT THEMSELVES, AS FAR

AS ANY OF THE DEBRIS AND

STUFF IN HIS LUNGS.

Reporter: NATHAN

DOESN'T REMEMBER ANYTHING

ABOUT THE SINKHOLE THAT

ALMOST TOOK HIS LIFE.

HE DOESN'T REMEMBER HIS

AMAZING RECOVERY.

BUT HE DOES KNOW ABOUT GOD.

WHEN I ASKED WHAT HIS

FAVORITE BIBLE STORY IS, HE

QUICKLY THOUGHT OF THE STORY

OF DAVID AND GOLIATH.

IT'S MY FAVORITE STORY

BECAUSE HE FIGHTED THE GIANT

AND I LIKE IT BECAUSE HE

FALLS DOWN TO THE GROUND.

AND HE IS LIKE A REALLY BIG

GIANT AND A LITTLE TINY

KID.

THIS COULDN'T BE ANYTHING

BUT A MIRACLE, YOU KNOW?

THIS COULDN'T BE ANYTHING

BUT GOD.

THIS IS -- THERE IS NO WAY

THAT YOU CAN TAKE GOD OUT OF

THIS EQUATION.

HE WAS BURIED IN THE COLD,

WET SAND FOR FOUR HOURS.

AND EVERYBODY BELIEVED THAT,

YOU KNOW, HE WAS GONE.

AND GOD PROVED TO EVERYBODY

THAT HE IS NOT.

HE CAN STILL DO AMAZING

THINGS, YOU KNOW?

AND HE DID.

Terry: BOY, LIFE

HAPPENS, DOESN'T IT, WHEN

YOU LEAST EXPECT IT?

NATHAN'S STORY IS JUST ONE

EXAMPLE OF THE POWER OF

PRAYER.

HERE IS ANOTHER ONE FOR

YOU.

TIFFANY OF MILLINGTON,

TENNESSEE, WAS 18 WEEKS

PREGNANT WHEN HER WATER

BROKE.

SHE BEGAN TO HEMORRHAGE

SEVERELY AND WAS RUSHED TO

THE EMERGENCY ROOM.

AN ULTRASOUND REVEALED VERY

LITTLE AMNIOTIC FLUID AND A

LARGE CLOT IN THE PLACENTA.

DOCTORS URGED HER TO

TERMINATE THE PREGNANCY.

SHE REFUSED AND ASKED CBN TO

PRAY FOR HER AND HER UNBORN

CHILD.

SOON TIFFANY WAS ADMITTED TO

THE HOSPITAL, AND DOCTORS

CONTINUED TO RECOMMEND AN

ABORTION.

SHE CONTINUED TO REFUSE.

FINALLY AT 26 WEEKS, SHE

WENT INTO LABOR AND GAVE

BIRTH TO A PERFECTLY HEALTHY

GIRL.

BOTH THE BABY AND HER MOTHER

ARE DOING GREAT.

IT IS A WONDERFUL REPORT,

ISN'T IT?

AMAZING.

Gordon: THAT'S A

MIRACLE.

HERE IS ANOTHER STORY FOR

YOU: THERE WAS A MAN NAMED

JESUS.

AND HE LIVED A SINLESS

LIFE.

HE HAD A MIRACULOUS LIFE.

HE WENT AROUND DOING GOOD.

HE HEALED ALL WHO CAME TO

HIM, ALL.

THAT'S WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS.

AND THEN HE WAS TAKEN AND HE

WAS CRUCIFIED.

WHY?

BECAUSE OF YOU AND ME.

HE WANTED TO OFFER UP HIS

SOUL AS A SACRIFICE FOR YOU

AND ME.

AND THEN HE STAYED IN A

COLD, DARK GRAVE FOR THREE

DAYS.

AND GOD RAISED HIM FROM THE

DEAD.

SO WHEN YOU SEE THESE

MIRACLE STORIES OF A BOY

BURIED FOR FOUR HOURS IN THE

SAND, WHEN YOU HEAR OF A

PREGNANCY SE THAT SHOULD

HAVE NEVER GONE TO TERM AND

DID, AND NOW THERE IS LIFE,

AND NOT JUST A LITTLE BIT OF

LIFE, BUT ABUNDANT LIFE, YOU

GO, WOW!

AND THAT SAME JESUS WHO WAS

RAISED FROM THE DEAD, WHAT

IS HE DOING NOW?

HE'S AT THE RIGHT HAND OF

THE FATHER, AND HE IS

PRAYING FOR YOU AND ME.

AND THE BIBLE ADDS TO IT,

THAT SAME RESURRECTION POWER

IS IN US.

NOW, WE HEARD THE MOTHER IN

THAT WONDERFUL STORY SAYING,

HE HEARD US.

HE HEARD US.

WELL, HE IS DOING MORE THAN

HEARING US.

HE IS TAKING PART.

HE IS PRAYING AS WELL.

SO LET'S REALIZE THAT.

AND WHATEVER YOUR NEED IS --

YOU KNOW, MAYBE YOU'RE

SAYING MY NEEDS ARE SMALL

COMPARED TO THESE GREAT

MIRACLES.

WELL, IN GOD'S EYES IT IS

THE SAME.

HE WANTS TO TAKE CARE OF HIS

CHILDREN.

HE WANTS TO BLESS YOU.

HE WANTS TO PROVIDE FOR

YOU.

HE WANTS TO HEAL YOU.

WHAT DOES IT TAKE ON OUR

PART?

BELIEF.

BELIEF.

AND I BELIEVE THAT BELIEF,

FAITH, IS AN ACT.

SO IN AN ACT OF FAITH, PLACE

YOUR HAND ON THAT AREA THAT

NEEDS HEALING.

IF IT'S THROUGHOUT YOUR

BODY, PLACE YOUR HAND ON TOP

OF YOUR OWN HEAD.

IF THERE ARE PEOPLE AROUND

YOU, ASK THEM WILL YOU COME

AND PRAY WITH ME?

AND REALIZE THAT SAME

RESURRECTION POWER IS

AVAILABLE TO YOU.

AND WITH GOD, THERE IS

NOTHING IMPOSSIBLE.

ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE WITH

HIM.

SO LET'S AGREE.

LET'S PRAY.

AND LET'S LET GOD DO ALL THE

REST.

PRAY WITH US.

LORD, WE LIFT THE NEEDS OF

THE AUDIENCE TO YOU, AND AS

PEOPLE ARE LAYING HANDS ON

THAT AREA OF THE BODY THAT

NEEDS HEALING, WE COME INTO

AGREEMENT WITH THEM.

AND WE LOOK TO YOU, THE

AUTHOR AND THE FINISHER OF

OUR FAITH.

WE LOOK TO YOU RIGHT NOW,

AGREEING WITH US IN PRAYER.

YOU EVER LIVE TO GIVE

INTERCESSION FOR US, AND SO

WE JOIN WITH YOUR PRAYER.

AND WE ASK NOW FOR THESE

BODIES, AND WE SAY OVER

THEM, BE HEALED AND BE MADE

WHOLE.

THERE IS SOMEONE WITH

CHRONIC EMPHYSEMA, AND IT'S

VERY DIFFICULT FOR YOU TO

BREATHE.

GOD HAS JUST OPENED YOUR

LUNGS.

THAT PAIN, THAT SENSE OF

NEEDLES IS GONE NOW IN

JESUS' NAME.

HE HAS COMPLETELY HEALED

YOU, COMPLETELY RESTORED

YOU.

HE HAS FORGIVEN YOU.

HE HAS CLEANSED YOU.

BY HIS POWER, DO WHAT YOU

COULDN'T DO BEFORE.

BEGIN TO BREATHE DEEPLY AND

REALIZE ALL OF THAT HAS GONE

AND YOU ARE RESTORED.

TERRY?

Terry: THERE IS

SOMEBODY ELSE, YOU HAVE A

PROBLEM WITH YOUR VOCAL

CHORDS.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT CAUSED

HIS, BUT YOUR VOICE IS VERY

RASPY.

IT IS EVEN UNCOMFORTABLE FOR

YOU TO TALK FOR A VERY LONG

TIME.

GOD IS TOTALLY AND

COMPLETELY HEALING AND

RESTORING YOUR VOCAL CHORDS

AND YOUR NORMAL VOICE TO

YOU.

IT WILL NOT HAPPEN AGAIN.

Gordon: THERE IS A

WOMAN WITH RECURRING

MIGRAINES THAT ARE IN THE

FOREHEAD, AND GOD IS JUST

TAKING ALL OF THAT PAIN

AWAY.

AND JUST ALL THAT WORRY AND

ANXIETY, JUST CAST IT ON

HIM, REALIZING HE CARES FOR

YOU.

HE CARES FOR YOU.

SO JUST RECEIVE THAT NOW.

Terry: THERE IS

SOMEBODY ELSE, YOU HAVE A

FUNGAL INFECTION, BUT IT IS

IN YOUR SYSTEM.

IT IS NOT SOMETHING ON THE

EXTERIOR OF YOUR BODY, BUT

YOU'LL KNOW ITS YOU BECAUSE

THAT'S HOW YOUR DOCTORS

DESCRIBED IT TO YOU.

GOD'S HEALING THAT FOR YOU

AND SETTING YOUR BODY IN

ORDER.

Gordon: THERE IS A

WOMAN NAMED MADELYNE AND

YOUR CRYING OUT, DOES GOD

CARE?

DOES GOD SEE?

DOES GOD EVEN KNOW?

HIS ANSWER TO IS HE SEES, HE

HEARS, HE UNDERSTANDS, HE

KNOWS, AND HE IS PROVIDING

FOR YOU.

HE IS WATCHING OVER YOU.

AND HELP IS ON ITS WAY.

JUST RECEIVE IT NOW.

BEGIN TO REJOICE OVER WHAT

HE IS ABOUT TO DO FOR YOU.

FOR HE HAS CALLED YOU BY

NAME.

Terry: THERE IS

SOMEBODY ELSE, YOU'VE BEEN

DIAGNOSED WITH SOME KIND OF

A CONDITION IN YOUR EAR,

THAT YOU'RE GRADUALLY LOSING

YOUR HEARING.

NOT ONLY IS GOD STOPPING

THAT PROCESS, HE IS ACTUALLY

RESTORING YOUR HEARING TO

YOU.

YOU'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO

HEAR COMPLETELY AND WHOLLY.

Gordon: LORD, WE THANK

YOU FOR YOU ARE THE HEALER.

YOU'RE THE PROVIDER.

YOU'RE THE DELIVERER.

YOU ARE OUR SALVATION.

YOU'RE EVERYTHING WE NEED.

AND WE THANK YOU FOR

PROVIDING IT FREELY,

ABUNDANTLY.

AND NOW I ASK, FOR THOSE WHO

ARE PRAYING, COMFORT THEM

AND BE WITH THEM.

ENCOURAGE THEM.

STRENGTHEN THEM.

FOR WE ASK IT ALL IN JESUS'

NAME.

AMEN.

Terry: AMEN.

Gordon: AND AMEN.

IF YOU'VE BEEN TOUCHED BY

GOD, WE WANT TO SHARE IN

YOUR GOOD REPORT.

ALL YOU'VE GOT TO DO IS GIVE

US A CALL AND LET US KNOW

WHAT GOD HAS DONE FOR YOU.

THE NUMBER IS TOLL-FREE,

1-888-777-1999.

TERRY?

Terry: UP NEXT, WE'RE

GOING TO TAKE YOU BEHIND THE

SCENES OF "SUPERBOOK."

I GET A MOVIE.

AND IT'S GOT ALL OF THE

DIALOGUE AND SOUND EFFECTS

IN IT, AND THE TIMING IS

CORRECT.

WHEN I WATCH THAT, I HAVE TO

START PUTTING MUSIC TO IT,

AND I'M WATCHING IT AS I

WRITE.

Terry: MEET COMPOSER

CURT HEINEKEN WHEN WE COME

BACK.

Gordon: NO ONE WATCHES

A MOVIE ON MUTE.

THE SOUNDS HELP TELL THE

STORIES.

THAT'S WHY AMERICANS ARE

SPENDING MORE ON THEIR HOME

THEATER SYSTEMS THAN EVER

BEFORE.

AND IT'S ALSO WHY

"SUPERBOOK" IS SCORED BY ONE

OF THE BEST IN THE

BUSINESS.

TAKE A LOOK.

MY NAME IS CURT HEIN KEY,

HEINEKEN, AND I WRITE ALL OF

THE BACKGROUND MUSIC YOU

HEAR ON "SUPERBOOK."

I'M WRITING TO BRING EMOTION

TO THE SCENE.

I HELP COMMUNICATE WHAT IS

HAPPENING.

IS THERE FEAR?

IS THERE SADNESS?

IS THERE EXCITEMENT?

AND I HAVE TO WRITE MUSIC

THAT FITS THAT TO HELP THE

AUDIENCE UNDERSTAND WHERE

WE'RE GOING WITH THIS STORY,

TO CARRY THEM THROUGH THE

STORY.

I'VE DONE A LOT OF DIFFERENT

THINGS MUSICALLY.

I'VE GOT A TEACHING DEGREE

FOR MUSIC.

I GOT INVOLVED IN A CHURCH

IN CHICAGO, AND I WAS A

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC.

IT WAS THERE I MET SOME GUYS

THAT WANTED TO MAKE TALKING

VEGETABLES.

IT TURNS OUT I ENDED UP

WRITING MUSIC FOR "VEGGIE

TALES."

THROUGH CONNECTIONS, THEN I

GOT INVOLVED IN

"SUPERBOOK."

I GET A MOVIE.

IT'S NOT THE COMPLETELY

FINISHED MOVIE, BUT I GET TO

SEE THE FILM ALMOST AS IT IS

FINISHED.

IT HAS ALL OF THE DIALOGUE,

ALL OF THE SOUND EFFECTS IN

IT, AND THE TIMING IS

CORRECT.

WHEN I WATCH THAT, I HAVE TO

START PUTTING MUSIC TO IT.

AND I'M WATCHING IT AS I

WRITE.

ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR.

IN THIS CASE, I ADDED A

TRUMPET, USING THIS.

SO THEN I ADDED A LIVE

WHISTLE TO IT.

[WHISTLING]

[TRUMPET]

SO NOW WE'VE GOT LIVE

INSTRUMENTS, WE'VE GOT A

LIVE WHISTLE, AND LIVE

TRUMPETS, AND WE'VE GOT

BRASS, ALL PUT TOGETHER, AND

REVERB MIXES IT ALL

TOGETHER, AND THEN YOU GET

THIS BIG SOUND.

AND THERE WAS LIGHT.

THE GENESIS WAS SPECIAL

FOR ME.

IT WAS ONE OF THE FIRST

EPISODES I EVER WROTE, AND

JUST GETTING TO HELP DEFINE

THE SOUND OF CREATION, THAT

IS KIND OF MIND-BLOWING TO

THINK ABOUT THAT, TO HAVE

THAT RESPONSIBILITY.

BUT TO HELP SET UP THE

SERIES THAT WAY AND CREATE

SOME OF THE SOUNDS FOR THAT

WAS EXCITING.

UM, THE OTHER MOMENT, I

THINK, WAS THE EASTER

STORY.

JESUS' CRUCIFIXION, AND THAT

WAS VERY POWERFUL.

IT TOOK A WHILE TO CAPTURE

JUST THE DEPTH AND THE

WEIGHT OF THAT.

ONE THING I APPRECIATE ABOUT

THE "SUPERBOOK" TEAM IS THE

AMOUNT OF RESEARCH THAT

THEY'VE PUT INTO THESE

EPISODES.

JUST THEIR DESIRE TO REALLY

BE TRUE TO THE HISTORY OF

THE BIBLE.

THERE ARE TIMES WHEN THE

STORY WILL REALLY BE

IMPACTING ME, AND I'LL JUST

GO BACK TO MY BIBLE AND OPEN

UP THAT OLD TESTAMENT STORY

AND KIND OF READ THROUGH IT,

AND RELEARN SOME THINGS THAT

I EITHER HADN'T REALIZED OR

HAD FORGOTTEN ABOUT.

AND SO IT'S BEEN GOOD FOR ME

TO RELIVE THESE STORIES.

AND TO REFRESH THEM IN MY

OWN MEMORY.

SO IT'S FUN AND ENGAGING TO

SEE THESE STORIES COME TO

LIFE.

MARY.

I WANT TO BE A SERVANT TO

THE STORY.

I WANT TO HELP CARRY THE

LISTENER THROUGH THE STORY.

I'M NOT WRITING MUSIC FOR

THE MUSIC'S SAKE.

I'M WRITING MUSIC FOR THE

STORY'S SAKE.

SO WHATEVER I CAN DO TO HELP

PULL THAT PERSON THROUGH

THAT STORY AND COMMUNICATE

THE MESSAGE IS REALLY MY

GOAL.

JESUS IS RISEN!

THE TOMB IS EMPTY.

YOU HEAR THE END PRODUCT

AND YOU SEE THE VISUAL AND

YOU SEE THE STORY, AND YOU

JUST FEEL EXCITED THAT YOU

WERE PART OF THAT.

Gordon: WE WANT TO TAKE

THE STORIES OF THE BIBLE TO

THE CHILDREN OF THE WORLD,

AND YOU CAN BE A PART OF

IT.

HOW?

BY JUST JOINING THE

"SUPERBOOK" D.V.D. CLUB.

FOR DIST GIFTS OF $25 OR

MORE, WE'LL SEND YOU, EVERY

TIME A NEW EPISODE COMES

OUT, NOT JUST ONE COPY, BUT

YOU'LL GET THREE D.V.D. FOR

A GIFT OF $25.

IF YOU WANT TO CATCH UP ON

THE CATALOG, ALL YOU HAVE TO

DO IS GO TO cbn.com, AND

YOU CAN GET CAUGHT UP AND

JOIN US.

BE PART OF IT.

BE PART OF TAKING THE

STORIES OF THE BIBLE TO THE

CHILDREN OF THE WORLD.

1-888-777-1999.

TERRY?

Terry: NO MATTER HOW

MUCH WEIGHT SHE LOST, ANDREA

LOGAN SAW A FAT GIRL IN THE

MIRROR.

WHILE THE REFLECTION IN THE

MIRROR SPIRRED ANDREA TO

LOSE MORE WEIGHT, SHE SAW A

MESSAGE IN A CAR WINDOW THAT

CHANGED HER LIFE.

I HAD EXTREMELY LOW

SELF-ESTEEM AND NEVER FELT

GOOD ENOUGH, SMART ENOUGH,

PRETTY ENOUGH.

Reporter: FROM HER

EARLIEST MEMORIES, ANDREA

FELT IM VISIBLE.

INVISIBLE.

AS THE MIDDLE CHILD OF TWO

CAREER-DRIVEN PARENTS, THEY

WAS HUNGRY FOR ATTENTION.

MY FATHER WAS A POLICE

OFFICER, AND MY MOTHER

STARTED WORKING QUITE OFTEN

IN FULL-TIME JOBS.

WE GREW UP IN A VERY

EMOTIONALLY STERILE

ENVIRONMENT.

THERE WAS NOT A LOT OF

AFFECTION OR ATTENTION.

Reporter: WHEN ANDREA

TURNED 13 YEARS OLD, HER

PARENTS DIVORCED AND HER

GRANDPARENTS DIED.

AND I REALLY WAS

HOPELESS.

AND I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH

DEPRESSION AT 13.

I WAS THREATENING SUICIDE

BECAUSE I WAS SO DESPERATE

TO JUST HAVE SOMEBODY PAY

ATTENTION TO ME AND TO LOVE

ON ME.

Reporter: WHEN ANDREA'S

CRIES FOR HELP WERE IGNORED,

SHE REALIZED THAT BY

CONTROLLING HER EATING

HABITS, SHE COULD TAKE

CHARGE OF HER LIFE.

REALLY GOING INTO HIGH

SCHOOL IS WHEN THE EATING

DISORDER STARTED BECAUSE MY

LIFE WAS A MESS.

SO I STARTED TO CONTROL MY

ENVIRONMENT.

IF I CAN JUST DO THIS ONE

THING AND BE STRONG IN THIS

AREA, THEN I'LL BE

DIFFERENT.

AND I THINK THAT WAS THE ONE

THING THAT MADE ME, ODDLY

ENOUGH, FEEL STRONG.

Reporter: SOON ANOREXIA

CONSUMED ANDREA'S LIFE.

I REMEMBER AT THE WORST

POINT OF THE EATING

DISORDER, I THINK I WAS

EATING 500 CALORIES OR

LESS.

SO I WOULD COUNT EVERY STICK

OF GUM.

AND EVERYTHING I WOULD PUT

IN MY MOUTH.

AND WITH 78 POUNDS,

85 POUNDS, 90 POUNDS, I

WOULD SEE A FAT, UGLY

PERSON.

I WAS ALIVE, BUT I WAS SO

DEAD INSIDE AND SO BROKEN,

AND IT WAS JUST

ALL-CONSUMING.

THE OBSESSION, THE

COMPULSION, IT JUST TAKES

EVERY PART OF YOUR LIFE AWAY

FROM YOU.

Reporter: WHEN SHE WAS

18, ANDREA WENT TO AN

OUTPATIENT FACILITY FOR TWO

WEEKS TO GET HELP WITH THE

ANOREXIA.

BUT SHORTLY AFTER HER

TREATMENT ENDED, ANDREA

MOVED TO LOS ANGELES TO

PURSUE HER DREAM OF ACTING.

THE ANOREXIA WASN'T FAR

BEHIND.

I WAS AROUND SEX AND

DRUGS AND EVERYTHING YOU CAN

IMAGINE, AND MONEY, AND IT

BECAME NORMAL TO ME, AND

THAT WAS SCARY.

I WOULD RELAP RELAPSE IN

AND OUT OF THE ANOREXIA

BECAUSE I HAD NO SUPPORT AND

NO FOUNDATION.

I WAS LOOKING AT PEOPLE WITH

PLASTIC SURGERY AND LOOKING

AT WHAT APPEARED TO BE THE

PERFECT LIFE,

AESTHETICALLY.

Reporter: AFTER A

COUPLE OF YEARS IN

HOLLYWOOD, THE COMPETITION

FOR JOBS AND FEAR OF

REJECTION STARTED TO WEIGH

ON ANDREA.

THAT'S WHEN SHE STARTED

WORKING A SIDE JOB JOBS AS

A PERSONAL TRAINER.

SEVERAL OF HER CLIENTS WERE

CHRISTIANS.

I WAS EXHAUSTED

PHYSICALLY AND SPIRITUALLY.

I WAS AT THAT PLACE WHEN MY

EYES WERE OPEN, AND I WAS

READY FOR IT.

I STARTED SEEING THE JOY AND

THE PEACE OF THESE OTHER

CHRISTIANS I WAS WORKING

WITH AND I COULD SEE THE

DIFFERENCE IN THEIR LIVES.

Reporter: DRIVING HOME

FROM WORK ONE DAY, ANDREA

PRAYED TO GOD WHEN SHE WAS

STOPPED AT A LIGHT.

POOH

I GOT TO ROCK BOTTOM, AND

I REMEMBER CRYING OUT TO

GOD.

AND SOMEBODY BEEPED THEIR

HORN, AND I HESITATED TO

LOOK OVER, AND HE HELD UP A

SIGN AND HE POINTED TO IT.

IT WAS THE SIGN TO A RADIO

STATION.

I TURNED THE RADIO STATION

ON, AND THERE WAS A PASTOR

REPEATING THE PRAYER I HAD

JUST CRIED OUT.

GOD USED THAT.

AND WAS MY CRY OUT TO HIM.

AND THAT WAS A HUGE SIGN,

NOT ONLY PHYSICALLY, BUT

JUST SYMBOLICLY OF GOD

SAYING, LISTEN, YOU'RE HERE

FOR A REASON.

I HAVE A PLAN FOR YOU.

AND I AM HERE, AND I AM

REAL.

AND REALLY THAT'S WHEN MY

LIFE MADE A DRAMATIC

CHANGE.

AND I ACCEPTED CHRIST AS MY

SAVIOR.

I JUST REMEMBER FEELING THAT

PEACE AND THAT JOY AND

KNOWING THAT IT WAS REAL.

Reporter: IN 2003

ANDREA MARRIED DAVID WHITE,

A MAN WHO SHE MET AT HER

CHURCH.

BUT ANDREA CONTINUED TO

STRUGGLE WITH EATING

DISORDERS, EVEN AFTER

BECOMING A CHRISTIAN AND

MARRIAGE.

SHORTLY AFTER HER WEDDING,

SHE SLIPPED INTO BULEMIA.

THE ANOREXIA, I THOUGHT,

OKAY, I'M A NEW CREATURE AND

I'M HEALED.

BUT THE OTHER PART IS

KNOWING THAT WE STILL HAVE

THE EMOTIONAL WOUNDS AND THE

SOUL WOUNDS.

I THINK BEING A CHRISTIAN

AND LEARNING YOUR IDENTITY,

IT'S ONGOING.

FOR TWO YEARS STRAIGHT MY

HUSBAND AND I WERE ON OUR

KNEES AND CRYING OUT TO GOD,

AND AS A BELIEVER, ASKING

GOD FOR HIS MERCY.

Reporter: THROUGH

CONSISTENT PRAYER AND BIBLE

STUDY, ANDREA BEGAN TO SEE A

BREAKTHROUGH.

GOD IS SO GOOD.

WHEN HE HEALS, HE HEALS YOU

AND THEN SOME.

GOD HEALED ME OF BULEMIA IN

AN INSTANT.

I STOPPED THROWING UP.

IT WAS A MIRACLE.

Reporter: DOCTORS TOLD

HER SHE WOULD NEVER GET

PREGNANT BECAUSE OF THE

RAVAGES OF ANOREXIA.

WHEN SHE BECAME PREGNANT

WITH HER FIRST SON, SHE KNEW

HER HEALING WAS COMPLETE.

NOT ONLY HEALED ME OF

BULEMIA, BUT BLESSED ME WITH

A STRONG, HEALTHY CHILD.

I FEEL LIKE I GOT A DOUBLE

HEALING.

Reporter: TODAY ANDREA

HAS TWO HEALTHY CHILDREN AND

HAS BEEN LIVING FREE OF HER

EATING DISORDER FOR OVER SIX

YEARS.

SHE WORKS ALONGSIDE HER

HUSBAND, DAVID, IN THEIR

BUSINESS, A FAITH AND FAMILY

COMPANY.

SINCE I'VE BEEN

SAVED, 99% OF MY WORK HAS

BEEN IN A CHRISTIAN MARKET.

IT HAS BEEN SUCH A BLESSING

TO DO A STORY, TO HAVE A

PART IN IT AND ALSO HAVE

REDEMPTION IN IT.

HE IS FAITHFUL EVERY TIME HE

SEES YOU, WHETHER IT IS

ANOREXIA OR BULEMIA OR

DEPRESSION.

HE IS RIGHT THERE TO CRADLE

YOU.

AND I'M TELLING YOU, HE WILL

NOT LET YOU DOWN.

I WOULD SAY CRY OUT TO HIM

AND BE RELENTLESS.

Terry: GOD SO KNOWS

EVERYTHING ABOUT US.

NOT ONLY EVERY FLAW, BUT

EVERY NEED.

HE KNOWS THE LONGING OF OUR

HEARTS, THE EMPTINESS WHEN

WE FEEL BROKEN INSIDE.

AND SO IF YOU'RE BROKEN

TODAY, I WANT TO SAY TO YOU,

GOD IS A FATHER.

GOD IS A FATHER.

AND TO THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE

HAD FATHERS WHO HAVE LEFT OR

WHO WEREN'T THERE FOR YOU,

HE IS A FATHER TO THE

FATHERLESS.

HE NEVER LEAVES YOU, NEVER

FOR SAKESAKES YOU, AND

LOVES YOU WITH AN

EVERLASTING LOVE.

TAP INTO THAT.

TAP INTO THAT.

HE IS THE ANSWER TO

EVERYTHING THAT YOU NEED.

IT IS NOT OUTSIDE OF YOU.

YOU'RE NOT GOING TO FIND IT

IN THE WORLD.

YOU'RE NOT GOING TO FIND IT

IN DIFFERENT BEHAVIORS, AND

YOU'RE NOT GOING TO HAVE IT

SOLVED BY VARIOUS

APPLICATIONS OF YOUR OWN TO

THAT NEED IN YOUR LIFE.

IT'S HIM.

HE IS THE MISSING LINK.

HE IS THE ONE WHO CREATED

YOU.

HE GETS YOU.

WHEN THAT PUZZLE PIECE OF

HIS PRESENCE IS PUT INSIDE

OF YOU, THAT PICTURE IS

COMPLETE.

YOU COME TO KNOW WHO HE IS,

WHO E ARE.

YOU ARE.

YOU BEGIN TO EXPERIENCE AN

OVERWHELMING LOVE.

THE BIBLE SAYS GOD SINGS

OVER US, HIS CHILDREN.

HE SINGS OVER US WITH

REJOICING.

IF YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW MORE

ABOUT HOW YOU CAN HAVE THAT

KIND OF RELATIONSHIP WITH

THE GOD WHO CREATED THE

WHOLE UNIVERSE AND LOVES YOU

MORE THAN YOU CAN ASK FOR

IMAGINE, THERE IS THE NUMBER

TO CALL.

1-888-777-1999.

JUST ASK THE PERSON ON THE

OTHER END, WOULD YOU PRAY

WITH ME?

THEY WOULD LOVE TO DO THAT

TODAY.

GORDON?

Gordon: IF YOU'RE

STRUGGLING WITH AN EATING

DISORDER, WE'RE HERE FOR

YOU.

IT IS ALL ABOUT CAN YOU

CONTROL.

THAT'S A COMPULSION.

CAN YOU TRUST GOD WITH YOUR

APPEARANCE AND WITH YOUR

WEIGHT?

IF YOU NEED HELP WITH THAT,

GIVE US A CALL.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM PSALM 145: "THE

LORD IS NEAR TO ALL WHO CALL

UPON HIM, TO ALL WHO CALL

UPON HIM IN TRUTH."

GOD BLESS YOU.

WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN.

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