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700 Club Canada: April 2, 2014

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HELLO. I'M BRIAN WARREN. AND I'M LAURA LYNN TYLERTHOMPSON. WELCOME TO THE 700CLUB CANADA.

LAURA LYNN, YOU KNOW I DOLOVE ASKING QUESTIONS. THANK YOU. I THINK, YOU KNOW, BEING A

TELEVISION HOST YOU NEED TOASK QUESTIONS. THANK YOU. DO YOU REMEMBER A TIME WHERE

--THAT YOU WERE OUT OF CONTROLAND GOD WAS IN CONTROL? OH, SO MANY TIMES, BRIAN. YOU KNOW, SOME PEOPLE

THINK THAT MAYBE I HAVE SOMEPOWER AND CONTROL ISSUES. IDON'T AND IF YOU SAY THAT AGAINI WILL BUT I DO, I'M JUST

KIDDING ABOUT THAT, BRIAN.YOU'RE NOT IN DANGER. I KNOW. PRAY FOR ME. I THINK THAT WHEN WE ACTUALLY

FINALLY SURRENDER A SITUATIONTO GOD AND WE REALIZE THATHE'S IN CONTROL WE WATCH HIMDO STUFF THAT WE COULD NOT

POSSIBLY HAVE ORCHESTRATED.THAT'S WHEN YOU KNOW GOD'SIN CONTROL. LET ME GIVE YOU A SECRET.

ANY TIME SHE STARTS USINGUSELESS HAND GESTURES YOU KNOWSHE'S FISHING. USELESS?

ON TODAY'S SHOW YOU'LL SEE4 POWERFUL STORIES OF PEOPLEWHOSE LIVES TOOK A RADICALTURN WHEN THEY DISCOVERED

THAT THEY WERE NO LONGER INCONTROL. YOU'LL SEE WHAT HAPPENEDTO ONE FAMOUS WRESTLER. NOW

THERE'S SOME OUT-OF-CONTROLBODY MOVEMENT. WHEN HIS BODYBEGAN TO FAIL HIM AFTER YEARSOF PHYSICALLY PUNISHING HIMSELF

AND OTHERS, ROBBIE RAGE WASSUDDENLY A MAN WITHOUT A RING. AND ONE YOUNG BANKER WITHMILLIONAIRE DREAMS WALKS AWAY

FROM HIS CAREER AND INTO A LIFEHE NEVER THOUGHT POSSIBLE. ALSO THE STORY OF ONE LAWYERWHO LIVED AN AMAZING LIFE BUT

THREW IT ALL AWAY. ELWINAHU WILL SHOW YOU HOW HISDRIVE AND DETERMINATION DROVEOTHERS AWAY.

BUT FIRST BIG BAD ROBBIERAGE LEAVES THE RING IN SEARCHOF LOVE. USELESS HAND GESTURES?

ALL ON WCW MONDAY NIGHT. ROBBIE RAGE, A NAME THATFITTING A MAN ONCE REGARDEDAS ONE OF THE MOST PHYSICAL

WRESTLERS IN THE RING. LOOK AT RAGE. LOOK HOWHE'S BUILT. I MEAN THE GUYTRULY ONE OF THE STRONGEST,

MOST POWERFUL MEN IN OUR SPORT. HE GREW UP IN PLYMOUTH,MASSACHUSETTS WHERE HE WASSIMPLY KNOWN AS ROB KNAPIK.

A GIFTED ATHLETE, ROB PLAYEDEVERYTHING FROM BASEBALL TOSOCCER TO HOCKEY. ON THEFIELD ROB APPEARED TO BE A

TYPICAL KID BUT WHEN HE CAMEHOME HE WAS EMOTIONALLY ANDPHYSICALLY ABUSED BY HISFATHER.

YOU KNOW, AS A KID I ALWAYSTHOUGHT THAT I WAS ALWAYSDIRTY, PHYSICALLY, EMOTIONALLY.AS A CHILD YOU DESIRE THAT

FATHER. YOU DESIRE TO PLEASEYOUR FATHER. LOVE TO ME WASLITERALLY A SLAP IN THE FACE. ROB WORKED OUT TO

RELIEVE THE STRESS. I WAS TIRED OF BEING BEAT UPBY MY DAD, BEING ABUSEDPHYSICALLY, MENTALLY,

EMOTIONALLY DAY IN AND DAYOUT. BEING WOKEN UP IN THEMIDDLE OF THE NIGHT AND BEINGHIT FOR SOMETHING, THROWN

AROUND THE ROOM FOR SOMETHINGTHAT I DIDN'T EVEN DO. WHEN HE WAS 18 ROB BEGANTAKING STEROIDS.

MY WAY OF GETTING BACK AT MYFATHER IS I'M GOING TO BUILD MYBODY UP AT ANY COST, WHATEVERIT TAKES. IF IT TAKES

INJECTING NEEDLES TO POPPINGPILLS THEN THAT'S WHAT I'MGOING TO DO. AFTER HIGH SCHOOL HE TRIED

COLLEGE BUT IT JUST DIDN'T PANOUT. THEN A FRIEND INVITEDROB TO A LIVE WRESTLING EVENTIN FLORIDA.

AND I CAN REMEMBER JUST BEINGSO INTRIGUED BY THE WHOLETHING. I'M GOING TO DO THIS.I CAN REMEMBER GETTING ON THE

PHONE FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKSAND JUST POUNDING THE PHONE,CALLING PROMOTIONS, CALLINGPEOPLE AND TO MAKE A LONG

STORY SHORT I ENDED UP AT THEWCW HAVING A TRYOUT. WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPWRESTLING OFFERED ROB A

CONTRACT AND ROB KNAPIK BECAMEROBBIE RAGE. RAGE WAS MORETHAN JUST HIS WRESTLINGPERSONA.

KENNY JUST LOOKED AT ME ANDHE SAYS YOUR NAME IS RAGE.HE SAYS I'VE NEVER MET ANYONEAS ANGRY AND PHYSICAL AND

AGGRESSIVE THAT COULD HANDLETHE PAIN THAT YOU PUT YOURSELFTHROUGH TO TRAIN TO BE INTOTHIS BUSINESS AS YOU DO.

IN 1995 ROB MOVED TO ATLANTA.HE JOINED WITH KENNY KAOS TOFORM THE TAG TEAM, HIGHVOLTAGE. THEY WERE FEATURED ON

MONDAY NITRO WHICH AT THE TIMEWAS THE HIGHEST RATED PROGRAMON CABLE TELEVISION. SUCCESSWAS IMMEDIATE IN THE RING AS

WELL AS OUT OF IT AS ROB MADEUP TO $20,000 A MONTH. WASN'T A THING FOR ME TO,YOU KNOW, TO PURCHASE A

6500 SQUARE FOOT HOME ANDHAVE A HOME A FLORIDA AND HAVEA COUPLE DIFFERENT VEHICLES. DESPITE HIS SUCCESS ROB'S

BODY WAS TAKING A POUNDINGDAY AFTER DAY IN THE RING.YEARS OF STEROID USE CAUGHTUP TO HIM AND AFTER NEARLY 5

YEARS OF PRO WRESTLING ROBWAS FORCED OUT OF THE RING. I HAD RECONSTRUCTIVE SHOULDERSURGERY ON MY RIGHT SHOULDER.

I COULD NOT EVEN MOVE MY RIGHTARM FOR 7 MONTHS. MY ARM WASSTRAPPED TO MY BODY. ROB BECAME DEPRESSED. HE

COULDN'T USE PHYSICAL ACTIVITYTO COPE AS HE DID BEFORE SO HEDEVELOPED AN ADDITION TO PAINPILLS AND ECSTASY WHICH WAS

AFFECTING HIS MIND. I WAS SO LOW THAT I WASLIKE I WAS A PRISONER IN MYOWN HOME AND I WAS AFRAID

OF THE BED TO GO TO SLEEP ATNIGHT BECAUSE I WAS SO ADDICTEDTO THESE DRUGS. I MEAN I HADTO LEAVE MY HOUSE AT ONE TIME

FOR 6 MONTHS. I WOULD STOPEATING SO I COULD GET HIGH ONDRUGS. ROB'S INJURY KEPT HIM OUT

OF THE RING AND THE WCW PULLEDHIS CONTRACT. I HAD 6-FIGURE YEAR CONTRACT.I LOST MY CONTRACT. THAT 6500

SQUARE FOOT HOUSE, LOST THEHOUSE. THOSE CARS AND THATHOUSE IN FLORIDA. I HAD LOSTEVERYTHING AND IN THOSE 6

MONTHS IT WAS JUST THE MOSTGRUELING, JUST SOUL SEARCHING,GUT WRENCHING, SELF EXAMINATIONOF MY LIFE THAT IF I DIED RIGHT

NOW I KNEW I WOULD GO TO HELL. AFRAID TO LEAVE HIS HOME,ADDICTED TO DRUGS AND WITHOUTA JOB ROB CRIED OUT TO GOD.

SO HE REMOVED ALL THOSETHINGS FROM ME. HE RIPPEDTHE RUG OUT FROM UNDER ME ANDCAUSED ME TO LOOK UP, YOU KNOW,

THAT I HAD NO AVENUE, NONEWHATSOEVER BUT TO FLING MYSELFAT THE SON OF GOD FOR MERCY,TO CRY OUT FOR MERCY. THAT HE

SHOWED ME MY TRUE SELF, MYTRUE SINFUL SELF, YOU KNOW, ANDTHAT'S WHEN I REPENTED OF MYSINS.

ROB GAVE HIS LIFE TO JESUSCHRIST AND WAS BAPTIZED ANDOVER THE NEXT 2 YEARS HEDEDICATED HIS TIME TO KNOWING

GOD. THE LORD BLESSED THAT TIMEAS A FOUNDATION TO TEACH MEABOUT HIMSELF, THE GOD THAT I

HATED, THE GOD THAT I SPAT INHIS FACE. I REJECTED HISGOSPEL AND IT TOOK HIM TOTURN MY WORLD UPSIDE DOWN

TO GET MY ATTENTION. TODAY ROB IS A PERSONALTRAINER, SHARING HIS TESTIMONYEVERYWHERE HE GOES. THE

PAINFUL SCARS OF HIS PAST HAVEBEEN HEALED. SO HOW PRECIOUS IS JESUS TOYOU THEN?

HE'S MORE PRECIOUS THAN MYLIFE AND ANYTHING THIS WORLDCOULD OFFER, FAME, FORTUNE,MONEY. SALVATION IS A LOVE

AFFAIR AND THE LOVE LETTER ISTHE BIBLE. PRESENTING AN ADVENTURE FORTHE WHOLE FAMILY. SUPERBOOK,

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DENIAL. SUPERBOOK. JOIN THEADVENTURE TODAY.MUSIC IT WAS 7 YEARS AGO THAT I

BEGAN TO LIVE. NO ONE WHOKNEW ME BACK THEN WOULD HAVEEVER GUESSED THAT I WAS GOINGTO BE CALLED ON TO SERVE THE

PEOPLE OF AFRICA, LEAST OF ALLME. HOW DID I GO FROM THATYUPPIE BANKER TO A ROAMINGMISSIONARY? HOW DOES ONE GO

FROM A GOOD LIFE THAT ISN'TFULFILLING TO A LIFE THAT'S ALLOF A SUDDEN FULL OF ADVENTURESAND SURPRISES. NOW I THINK

THAT ANSWER IS UNIQUE FOR EACHOF US BUT FOR ME IT STARTEDWITH A DECISION. THAT DECISIONWAS LAID IN A NICE SAFE

COMFORTABLE JOB AT THE BANK.IN MY LATE TEENS I STARTED TOBUILD A PLAN FOR MY LIFE.PORSCHE AT 30, RETIRE AT 35 AND

THEN THE FIRST BIG CHANGEHAPPENED. I BECAME A FOLLOWEROF CHRIST. ALL OF A SUDDEN MYPRIORITIES SHIFTED. NO LONGER

WAS I MOTIVATED BY GREED.MY JOB WAS GOOD BUT IT WASGOOD GETTING IN THE WAY OFGREAT AND I KNEW IT. SO WHAT

DID I DO? I DID WHAT ANYBODYWOULD DO. I QUIT. I HAD NOIDEA WHAT WAS GOING TO COMENEXT BUT I TRUSTED THAT GOD

WOULD GUIDE ME AND WHERE HELED ME WAS COMPLETELY DIFFERENTFROM WHERE I COULD HAVEPOSSIBLY IMAGINED. IN MY LAST

WEEK AT THE BANK I GOT A PHONECALL THAT CHANGED EVERYTHINGAND SET IT ALL IN MOTION. NOWI'D NEVER BEEN OUTSIDE NORTH

AMERICA BUT 2 DAYS LATER I HADMY FIRST PASSPORT, A VISA, ANDTRAVEL SHOTS. NOW I'D SAY GODWAS PRETTY INVOLVED IN GETTING

ME TO INDIA AND THAT WAS JUSTTHE BEGINNING FOR ME. ISPENT MOST OF THE LAST 5 YEARSLIVING AND WORKING IN AFRICA,

EXPLORING NEW CULTURES ANDTRYING TO HELP OUT WHEREVERI COULD, WHETHER IT BE A FAMINEIN MALAWI OR A CONFLICT IN

SUDAN. AT THE SAME TIME I WASEXPERIENCING NEW THINGS ANDSEEING THINGS THAT I COULDN'TEVEN IMAGINE FROM MY LITTLE

WINDOWLESS CUBICLE IN THEBANK. I BEGAN TO GAIN ANAWARENESS OF WHAT IT'S LIKE TOLIVE IN CULTURES THAT ARE VERY

DIFFERENT FROM OURS AND THATDON'T HAVE THE RESOURCES ANDOPPORTUNITIES THAT WE HAVE.I HAVE LEARNED WHAT IT IS TO

LIVE IN PLENTY BUT MOREIMPORTANTLY I'VE LEARNED WHATIT IS IN TO LIVE IN WANT. NOWJESUS SAYS WHERE YOUR TREASURE

IS THERE YOUR HEART WILL LIEALSO. I FEEL THAT THIS APPLIESTO A LOT OF AREAS OF OUR LIFE.NOW IF YOUR TREASURE IS YOUR

PAYCHECK THEN WHAT YOU FOCUSON IS EITHER MAINTAINING ORINCREASING THAT PAYCHECK BUTI FIND THAT WHEN I FOCUS ON GOD

IT CHANGES BOTH WHAT I DO ANDHOW I DO IT. I BECOME MOREPEOPLE FOCUSED AND LESS TASKFOCUSED. LOOK AT THE LIFE OF

JESUS. HE WAS ALWAYS BUSY BUTHE WAS NEVER RUSHED AND HEALWAYS TOOK TIME TO PRAY ANDREST WHEN HE NEEDED TO BUT HIS

IMPACT IN A 3-YEAR PERIOD ISUNPARALLELED. I FIND THATWHEN MY TREASURE IS LOVINGGOD AND LEARNING TO LOVE

OTHERS THAT LIFE SLOWS DOWNAND A RICHNESS COMES THROUGH.OF COURSE WHEN I'M FACED WITHA DEADLINE I FORGET ALL THIS

BUT MY HOPE IS THAT BY GOD'SGRACE TO GET CLOSER TO THISIDEAL EACH DAY. I MEET PEOPLEEVERYDAY IN THIS LINE OF WORK

THAT CHALLENGE ME WITH THEIRABILITY TO LOVE OTHERS AND TOLIVE SIMPLY. MY ONLY HOPE ISTHAT I CAN LEARN SOMETHING FROM

THEM AND THAT BY GOD'S GRACEI WILL CONTINUE TO LEARN MOREEACH DAY ON WHAT IT MEANS TOINTENTIONALLY FOLLOW HIM.

WHAT I DO KNOW IS THIS. AS WEBEGIN TO SUBMIT OURSELVES TOGOD AND GREAT THINGS HAPPENWE BEGIN TO LIVE LIVES THAT ARE

BEYOND THE DREAMS THAT WE CRAFTFOR OURSELVES. WE GO FROMBEING BANKERS TO MISSIONARIES.WE GO FROM BEING LOVERS OF

MONEY TO LOVERS OF PEOPLE. WEGO FROM SEEKING COMFORT TOSEEKING SIMPLICITY. I'VEDECIDED TO BEGIN TO LIVE. WILL

YOU?MUSIC JAY CAPRIETTA GREW UP INTORONTO BUT MOVED TO ATLANTA

TO PURSUE THE AMERICAN DREAM. I WOULD SAY LIFE WAS PRETTYAMAZING. WE LIVED IN A GATEDCOMMUNITY, REALLY NICE

COMMUNITY IN DULUTH, GEORGIA,ATLANTA. WE HAD A GOODRELATIONSHIP WITH QUITE A FEWFOLKS WITHIN THE COMMUNITY.

OUR KIDS, YOU KNOW, PLAYED ONSOCCER TEAMS AND WHAT NOT.PRETTY MUCH WHAT ANYBODYWOULD DREAM OF OR WANT OUT OF

LIFE. JAY HAD ALWAYS BELIEVED INGOD BUT IT WAS AS AN ADULT WHENHE REDEDICATED HIS LIFE TO

CHRIST THAT HE NOTICED HISPRIORITIES AND PASSIONSBEGINNING TO SHIFT. I STARTED TO LOSE THE PASSION

FOR WHAT I WAS DOING AND I FELTLIKE THERE WAS SOMETHING MORE. JAY HEARD GOD CALL HIM TOMINISTRY BUT HE WASN'T SURE

EXACTLY WHERE GOD WANTED HIMTO GO. I JUST FELT THIS PULL ON MYHEART. GOD WAS SPEAKING TO ME

AND HE JUST TOLD ME, YOU KNOW,THAT I NEED TO GO ON A FASTAND SO I WENT ON A 5-DAYFAST. IT WAS THEN THAT I BEGAN

TO PRAY AND JUST TO COMMUNEWITH GOD AND ASKING GOD. ISAID, GOD, YOU KNOW WHAT?IF YOU REALLY WANT ME TO DO

THIS, YOU KNOW, YOU GOT TOSHOW ME. AS I SAID, YOU KNOWWHAT, GOD, OKAY, FINE. IF YOUREALLY WANT ME TO PREACH THE

GOSPEL YOU HAVE TO SHOW MEJESUS. I HAVE TO MEET JESUS.AND ON THE FIFTH NIGHT OF THEFAST THAT'S WHEN I HAD A DREAM

AND IN THAT DREAM IT TOOK MEBACK TO TORONTO AND I WASIN TORONTO AND JUST WALKINGUP A STREET THAT I WOULD

NORMALLY DO WHEN I WAS YOUNGERPLAYING BASKETBALL AND THEREWAS 2 YOUNG GUYS LAYING ONTHE FLOOR. GOD ASKED ME,

SPOKE TO ME IN THE DREAM ANDTOLD ME PRAY FOR THE YOUNGMAN'S LEG BECAUSE HE HAD A LEGMISSING, YOU KNOW, ALL THE WAY

FROM UP TO HIS HIP AREA AND IJUST OBEYED HIM. I THOUGHTABOUT IT BUT I JUST OBEYED HIMIN THE DREAM AND I BENT DOWN,

PUT MY HAND ON THE STUMP OFWHERE HIS LEG WAS SUPPOSED TOBE AND I SAID FATHER, IN THENAME OF JESUS HEAL THIS YOUNG

MAN'S LEG. AND RIGHT THEREIN THE DREAM HIS LEG JUST GREWALL THE WAY OUT TO A FULL LEGAND I JUST WAS LIKE WHOA WHAT

IS THIS IN AMAZEMENT. ALL OFA SUDDEN I SAW THIS BRIGHTLIGHT ON MY PERIPHERAL ON MYLEFT SIDE AND I LOOKED AROUND

AND IT WAS JESUS STANDING,YOU KNOW. HE HAD DRESSED INALL WHITE. I COULDN'T SEE HISFACE BUT ALL I HEARD WAS THIS

LOUD THUNDERING VOICE AND IFYOU GO BACK TO THE BOOK OFPSALMS IT WILL SAY GOD'S VOICETHUNDERS AND IT WAS LIKE THIS

LOUD THUNDERING VOICE THATSAID GO TO TORONTO. JAY'S VISION WAS ENOUGH TOCONVINCE HIM BUT HE WASN'T

SO SURE ABOUT HIS FAMILY. MY WIFE DID NOT HAVE THEDREAM. I DID AND, YOU KNOW,WE HAD FRIENDS. YOU KNOW, WE

LOVED THE COMMUNITY THAT WELIVED IN BUT I KNEW THE DEALSTHAT I MADE WITH GOD AND IFELT LIKE THIS IS SOMETHING

THAT I HAD TO DO AND IT WASJUST PRESSED UPON ME IN MYSPIRIT. PRESENTING THIS TO MYWIFE NOW I THINK WAS IT WAS

A VERY EMOTIONAL THING. IWOULD SAY THAT IT WAS ONE OFTHE TOUGHEST THINGS FOR ME TODO.

DESPITE THE UNCERTAINTY OFWHAT LAY AHEAD, HIS WIFE,RACHEL, FULLY SUPPORTED HISCALL TO MINISTRY.

WE PACKED UP AND LEFT ATLANTAIN AUGUST OF 2009. WE BEGUNTHE CHURCH WITH, YOU KNOW, JUSTABOUT 12 PEOPLE ROUGHLY AND,

YOU KNOW, IT WAS TOUGH, YOUKNOW, JUST LOOKING AT, HAVINGA CHURCH IN MY MOTHER'SLIVING ROOM AND I'M LIKE OH MY

GOD. I CAN'T BELIEF I DIDTHIS, YOU KNOW. IT'S 12 OF USIN MY MOM'S LIVING ROOM.WHY DID I DO THIS? WHY DID I

COME HERE, YOU KNOW, BUT THENI JUST CONTINUED. I JUST SAIDYOU KNOW WHAT? I ALREADY MADETHE DEAL WITH GOD. I'M DOING

THIS REGARDLESS OF WHAT ITLOOKS LIKE. JAY'S FAITH WAS REWARDEDAS THE CHURCH STARTED TO GROW

AND BECAME TOO BIG FOR HISMOTHER'S LIVING ROOM. WE ACTUALLY, YOU KNOW, THENFOUND A PLACE IN TORONTO AND

A CHURCH IN TORONTO. WE MOVEDIN. TODAY JAY CAPRIETTA'S CHURCHCONTINUES TO GROW AND HAS WELL

OVER 70 MEMBERS. GOD HAS EVENUSED HIM TO HEAL PEOPLE FROMMIGRAINES AND EVEN CANCER. I GUESS I THOUGHT I HAD BIG

FAITH 3-1/2 YEARS AGO. ITHOUGHT I HAD BIG FAITH BUT IREALIZED THAT I DIDN'T HAVEBIG FAITH. IF GOD HAS GIVEN

YOU, YOU KNOW, A CALLING ANDYOU'RE NOT DOING IT YOU'REACTUALLY NOT BEING OBEDIENT TOWHAT HE HAS ACTUALLY CALLED

YOU TO DO. IT'S A CALLING THATHE'S GIVEN YOU. HE'S CHOSENYOU. HE'S CALLED YOU SO GO. THIS IS A VERY EXCITING TIME

FOR THE 700 CLUB CANADA. RIGHTNOW WE ARE PREPARING FOR OURANNUAL WEEK OF PRAYER. WE BELIEVE THAT GOD ANSWERS

PRAYERS AND DURING THE WEEK OFAPRIL 28 TO MAY 2 BRIAN AND IAND THE 700 CLUB CANADA TEAMWILL BE PRAYING SPECIFICALLY

FOR YOUR NEEDS. NOW IF YOU'RE ON OUR MAILINGLIST YOU WILL HAVE OR WILL BERECEIVING A MAILER TO FILL OUT

YOUR PRAYER REQUEST AND SENDTHEM BACK TO US. IF YOU'RE NOT ON OUR MAILINGLIST AND WOULD LIKE TO BE OUR

CONTACT INFORMATION WILL APPEARAT THE END OF THE SHOW OR YOUCAN CALL US AT 1-855-759-0700WHERE OUR INCREDIBLE TEAM OF

PRAYER PARTNERS WILL BE HAPPYTO PRAY FOR YOU. GOD BLESS AND LET'S GETREADY TO PRAY.

MUSIC ALL RISE. ELWIN AHU WAS PROUD TO WEARTHE ROBE OF A CIRCUIT COURT

JUDGE. AFTER ALL HE DESERVEDIT. HE WORKED HARD, PLAYED BYTHE RULES, AND WON. AS ANATHLETE HE ALWAYS HAD A FIERCE

DESIRE TO WIN AND HE WAS SMART,SMART ENOUGH TO CRUISE THROUGHCOLLEGE WITH LITTLE EFFORT. HEEVEN GOT INTO LAW SCHOOL BUT

THAT'S WHERE THINGS CHANGED. I CUT OUT OF CLASS, THE SAMETHAT I DID IN UNDER GRADTHINKING THAT I COULD CARRY ON

IN LAW SCHOOL. BUT HE COULDN'T. HE FLUNKEDA CLASS AND THE SCHOOLTHREATENED TO DISMISS HIM.

ELWIN REFUSED TO ACCEPTFAILURE AND CAME UP WITH APLAN. I FIGURED OUT A WAY ON HOW

I COULD GET THROUGH THESECLASSES AND I FOUND OUTSEVERAL RULES AND PRINCIPLESTHAT I NEEDED TO APPLY AND IT

BECAME A GAME TO ME. IF IKNOW THE GAME, IF I KNOW THERULES I CAN PASS AND I DID. ELWIN HE BELIEVED HE COULD

APPLY THAT SAME STRATEGY TO ANYAREA OF LIFE AND SUCCEED. HEEVEN MARRIED WHILE IN LAWSCHOOL JUST TO PROVE IT.

EVERYONE SAID WE WERE TOOYOUNG AND THE MORE PEOPLE TOLDME THAT I COULDN'T DO IT THATIT WOULDN'T BE SUCCESSFUL THE

COMPETITIVE EDGE KICKED IN ANDI WAS OUT TO PROVE HIM WRONG. THE COUPLE DIVORCED AFTER 7YEARS AND SHARED CUSTODY OF

THEIR 6-YEAR-OLD SON, BRANDON.ELWIN REFUSED TO ACCEPT ANYBLAME FOR THE BROKEN MARRIAGE. IT WAS FAILURE BUT IT WASN'T

MY FAULT. I PLAYED BY MY SETOF RULES AND IT WAS HER. MYPERCEPTION AT THE TIME IT WASBECAUSE OF WHAT SHE FAILED TO

DO THAT CREATED THIS BREAKUP. ELWIN'S PROFESSIONAL LIFEAS A LITIGATOR WAS SOARING.HIS DRIVE TO WIN MADE HIM A

POWERHOUSE IN THE COURTROOM. I LOVED TRIAL WORK. TO SEETHE JURY COME TO A DECISIONTHAT YOU HAD BEEN ADVOCATING

EVEN THOUGH YOU DID NOT STANDA CHANCE WALKING TO THATCOURTROOM. HIS SUCCESS AS A LAWYER

EVENTUALLY LANDED HIM ANAPPOINTMENT AS A CIRCUIT COURTJUDGE. HIS PERSONAL LIFE ONTHE OTHER HAND WAS A MESS.

HE HAD REMARRIED INTO A BLENDEDFAMILY AND WAS DETERMINED TOMAKE IT WORK HIS WAY. I STEP IN, KNIGHT IN SHINING

ARMOR, SAVE THE DAY FOREVERYONE, PLAY BY MY RULES. BUT THAT ONLY CREATEDTENSION. TO MAKE THINGS

WORSE HE DAMAGED HISRELATIONSHIP WITH HIS SON,BRANDON. HERE I AM, A PERSON WHO

TRIED TO CREATE THE RULES ANDPLAY BY THE RULES AND EVENTHOUGH THAT I DID IT WASFALLING APART. IT WASN'T LIKE

WHEN I GOT THE F IN LAW SCHOOLI COULD COME BACK STRONGER.THIS I'M GETTING ANOTHER F ANDWHAT DO I DO?

ELWIN DIVORCED AGAIN ANDMOVED IN WITH HIS PARENTS. I REMEMBER MY DAD SAYINGTO ME ONE DAY, WHAT'S WRONG

WITH YOU, MAN? 41 AND YETYOU'RE LIVING AT HOME AGAIN.AND I JUST BEGAN WONDERING.SEE IT WAS WHAT'S WRONG WITH

THE WORLD AND I COULDN'T PUTMY FINGER ON IT. ONE AFTERNOON WHILE STUCKIN A HONOLULU TRAFFIC JAM ELWIN

WAS LISTENING TO A RECORDEDSERMON A FRIEND HAD GIVEN HIM.HE LIVED THE MESSAGE SO MUCHHE DECIDED TO VISIT THE CHURCH.

WHEN THE WORSHIP WAS DONEAS THE PASTOR STARTED TO SPEAKIT WAS IF THE ROOM JUSTEMPTIED. THERE'S NOBODY

THERE. HE WAS TALKING JUST TOME. AND I THOUGHT THIS ISINSANE. THE EXPERIENCE STAYED WITH

HIM SO HE WENT BACK. HE STILLREMEMBERS WHAT THE PASTOR SAID. HE SAID GOD MAY HAVEORCHESTRATED EVERY MOMENT IN

YOUR LIFE FOR YOU TO BE HERE TORECEIVE THE FORGIVENESS OFJESUS CHRIST. THAT EXPLODEDBECAUSE FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME

I CAME TO REALIZE THAT ITWASN'T ANYONE ELSE WHO WASWRONG. IT WAS ME, THAT INEEDED FORGIVENESS.

ELWIN REALIZED THATFORGIVENESS COMES THROUGHJESUS CHRIST. HE ALSO FELT HENEEDED TO SET SOME THINGS

RIGHT. I NEEDED TO NOT ONLY RECEIVEFORGIVENESS FROM THE LORD BUTTO GO AND ASK FOR FORGIVENESS

FROM NOW MY 2 EX-WIVES ANDTHAT WAS AN INTERESTINGJOURNEY. HE ALSO ASKED HIS SON,

BRANDON, TO FORGIVE HIMBECAUSE HE FELT LIKE HE HADFAILED HIM AS A FATHER. BUTELWIN SAYS GOD HAD ALREADY

BEEN AT WORK IN BRANDON'SHEART. AND I CAN STILL HEAR HISVOICE. HE SAID I LOVE YOU.

ALL IS FORGIVEN. LET'S STARTOVER. AND TO ME IF GOD CANDO THAT THEN GOD CAN DOANYTHING.

FOR 2-1/2 YEARS ELWINCONTINUED SERVING IN THECIRCUIT COURT. HE REMARRIEDAND HIS WIFE, JOY, FELT IT WAS

TIME FOR HIM TO LEAVE THEBENCH. TODAY HE PASTORS AYOUNG GROWING CHURCH WITH HISSON, BRANDON.

I THINK ONE OF THE BIGGESTTHINGS THAT GOD HAS SHOWN METHROUGHOUT THIS ENTIRE JOURNEYIS THAT LIFE IS NOT ABOUT ME.

IT'S ABOUT THE PARADOX OF DYINGTO SELF BEFORE YOU CAN LIVE.THAT LED ME TO REALIZE THAT,YOU KNOW, SUCCESS IS NOT

NECESSARILY ABOUT WHERE YOUARE, THE POSITION YOU HOLD ANDTHE MONEY YOU MAKE. LIFE ISMORE ABOUT SIGNIFICANCE AND

HOW YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE NOWTO SOMEONE ELSE'S LIFE. WOW. YOU KNOW, LAURA LYNN,THAT'S WHAT I ENJOY ABOUT

COMING TO WORK EACH DAY. ANDI REMEMBER SPECIFICALLY ROBBIERAGE BECAUSE HE STOOD OUT ASONE OF THOSE FLAMBOYANT

CHARACTERS BUT I DIDN'T KNOWTHE BACK STORY ON HOW HE WASRAISED AND A SLAP IN THE FACEHE SAID WAS LOVE BUT THE BIBLE

NOW IS A LOVE LETTER. SO BEAUTIFUL, RIGHT? YOUKNOW, OUR MISSION HERE AT THE700 CLUB CANADA IS TO

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1-855-759-0700. WE LOVE GETTING ANOPPORTUNITY TO PRAY FOR YOUAND TO PRAY FOR THOSE NEEDS

AND WOULD YOU WRITE THISDOWN BECAUSE WE'VE GOT AFEW THAT WE'RE GOING TO PRAYFOR TODAY AND THAT'S BRENT FROM

KELOWNA, BC, DELIVERANCE FROMDEPRESSION. WOULD YOU WRITEBRENT'S NAME DOWN? AND LET'SBELIEVE GOD FOR HIM.

RIGHT. AND ALSO TONY FROMSASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN,GUIDANCE FOR HIS MARRIAGE.WE'RE STANDING WITH YOU.

LET'S AGREE. FATHER, WETHANK YOU FOR BRENT AND WE ASKYOU NOW, LORD, IN JESUS' NAME,FOR THE BLOOD OF JESUS AND THE

NAME OF JESUS, THE WEAPONS OFOUR WARFARE THAT ARE MIGHTY INGOD TO BREAK EVERY POWER OFDEPRESSION. SET HIM FREE. WE

TOUCH AND AGREE IN JESUS' NAME. FATHER, WE BRING TONY AND HISMARRIAGE BEFORE YOU. FATHER,WE SPEAK AGAINST DECEPTION,

FATHER. WE SPEAK AGAINST LIESOF THE ENEMY, AGAINST ANYCHAOS AND CONFUSION IN THEMARRIAGE. FATHER, I PRAY THAT

YOU WOULD RESTORE THE LOVE THATWAS THERE IN THE BEGINNING.FATHER, WOULD YOU BRING BACKAND RESTORE PEACE, TRANQUILITY

IN THAT HOME. HELP THEM TOFIGURE OUT WHAT IS GOING ON,JESUS. YOU ARE THE AUTHOR OFEVERY GOOD GIFT AND YOU LOVE

THE COVENANT OF MARRIAGE. SOWOULD YOU STEP IN AND DO AMIRACLE IN JESUS' NAME. IN JESUS' NAME AND FOR EVERY

OTHER MIRACLE OR FOR EVERYOTHER MARRIAGE AND ALSO EVERYEVERY OTHER PERSON THAT'SSTRUGGLING IN THIS DEPRESSION

WE SAY IN JESUS' NAME. AMEN. AMEN. WELL, WE SURE LOOKFORWARD TO BEING WITH YOU ALLAGAIN. UNTIL NEXT TIME I'M

LAURA LYNN TYLER THOMPSON. AND I'M BRIAN WARREN. HAVEA GREAT DAY, CANADA.

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