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700 Club Canada: April 7, 2014

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HELLO. I'M BRIAN WARREN.

AND I'M LAURA-LYNN TYLER

THOMPSON. WELCOME TO THE 700

CLUB CANADA.

LAURA-LYNN, WE'VE ALL HAD

TRIALS. WHAT ARE SOME OF THE

LESSONS THAT YOU'VE LEARNED

THROUGH YOUR TRIALS?

YOU KNOW WHAT? ONE OF THE

TOUGHEST ONES, BRIAN, IS THAT

GOD'S WAYS ARE NOT MY WAYS

AND SO SOMETIMES THE WAY THAT

I WOULD LIKE THINGS TO WORK OUT

IS NOT THE WAY THAT GOD WOULD

LIKE THEM TO WORK OUT AND SO

I HAVE LEARNED TO HAVE

PATIENCE, EXTREME PATIENCE AND

THAT'S NOT EASY FOR MY

PERSONALITY BECAUSE I KIND OF,

YOU KNOW, I WANT IT TO BE QUICK

AND DONE RIGHT AWAY AND GOD HAS

I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE

IDENTIFY WITH THAT.

YEAH, A TIMELINE THAT'S HIS

TIMELINE AND SO SOMETIMES WE

HAVE TO WAIT A LITTLE BIT.

WHAT ABOUT YOU?

YOU KNOW WHAT? 2013 WAS A

DIFFICULT TIME. MY DAD WENT

IN THE HOSPITAL. HE'S STILL IN

THE HOSPITAL NOW AND MY NEPHEW

WAS MURDERED ON DECEMBER THE

12TH AND THEY BURIED HIM RIGHT

AFTER CHRISTMAS. I LEARNED

NOT TO PREACH WHAT I'M GOING

THROUGH BUT PREACH WHAT I'VE

COME THROUGH AND YOU'VE GOT TO

LIVE WHAT YOU PREACH AND KNOW

THAT GOD IS THE SAME AND I FIND

NO FAULT WITH HIM. YOU KNOW,

ON TODAY'S SHOW YOU'LL SEE

THAT SOMETIMES LIFE THROWS US

ALL THE CURVE BALL BUT THE

STORIES THAT WE'LL SHARE WITH

YOU COME WITH AN IMPORTANT

LESSON.

IF YOU'RE STRUGGLING THROUGH

TOUGH TIMES REMEMBER NOT TO

WORRY ABOUT WHEN YOU'LL GET

THROUGH THEM BUT HOW YOU'LL

GET THROUGH THEM.

AND IF YOU'RE NOT SURE HOW

WATCH THE STORY OF MICHAEL

MCKAY. HE THOUGHT THAT HE

WAS HEADED FOR A CAREER IN

PROFESSIONAL SPORTS BUT THAT

DREAM WAS DERAILED WHEN HE

WAS INVOLVED IN A HEAD-ON

COLLISION.

AND DANA HOWERTON, SHE HAD

VISIONS OF THE PERFECT MARRIAGE

AND FAMILY BUT THAT'S NOT

EXACTLY HOW THINGS TURNED OUT.

BUT FIRST THIS IS PART THREE OF

MY CONVERSATION WITH TERRY

MEEUWSEN FROM THE US 700

CLUB WITH SOME IMPORTANT

LESSONS THAT SHE'S LEARNED

WHILE ENDURING THE TRIALS IN

HER LIFE.

MUSIC

IT'S MY EXTREME PLEASURE TODAY

TO SIT WITH MY FRIEND, TERRY

MEEUWSEN. MANY OF YOU KNOW

HER. SHE IS ON THE 700 CLUB IN

THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

AND OF COURSE WE GET THAT

PROGRAMMING HERE IN CANADA

AND BRIAN AND I ARE PRIVILEGED

ENOUGH TO BE DOING THE 700 CLUB

CANADA BUT DO YOU KNOW WHAT WE

LOVE TALKING ABOUT? WE LOVE

TALKING ABOUT THE GOODNESS OF

GOD, THE FAITHFULNESS OF GOD.

AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE

GOING THROUGH TODAY. YOU MIGHT

BE HITTING THAT WALL GOING

THROUGH THE VALLEY OF THE

SHADOW OF DEATH AND YOU JUST

DON'T KNOW WHERE GOD IS. WELL,

I'LL TELL YOU, TERRY, WELCOME

TO THE PROGRAM AND

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR

JOURNEY. I KNOW THAT, YOU

KNOW, SOMEONE MIGHT LOOK AT

YOU AND SAY WELL, TERRY, HOW

BAD CAN IT BE? I MEAN YOU WERE

MISS AMERICA 1973. HOW MANY

PEOPLE ARE MISS AMERICA? IT

CAN'T BE THAT BAD FOR YOU AND

YOU'RE IN A BEAUTIFUL MARRIAGE

AND YOU'VE ADOPTED FIVE

CHILDREN AND YOU HAVE TWO

BIOLOGICAL CHILDREN AND YOU

ARE JUST GIVING. YOU'RE ON THE

700 CLUB, YEAH, 700 CLUB IN

THE UNITED STATES.

WELL, YOU KNOW, OUR LIVES

ALWAYS LOOK GOOD

YES.

WHEN WE'RE, WHEN SOMEONE'S

LOOKING AT US FROM A DISTANCE.

TO THE OUTSIDE, RIGHT?

YES.

SOMEBODY LOOKS AT US BUT WE

GO THROUGH TRIALS.

EVERYBODY DOES AND, YOU KNOW,

THAT WHAT TOUCHES ME THE MOST

ON THE FEATURES THAT WE DO ON

THE SHOW IS WHEN I SEE SOMEONE

WHO THROUGH NO FAULT OF THEIR

OWN HAS REALLY BEEN PUT THROUGH

THE RINGER, YOU KNOW, SOMEBODY

WHOSE PARENTS WERE REALLY OUT

IN THE FAR COUNTRY AND THEY

MADE CHOICES AND DECISIONS

THAT THEN MESSED UP THEIR

CHILD'S LIFE AND THE CHILD

FIGHTS THEIR WAY TO FINDING

WHO AM I AND IS THERE A GOD

AND IS HE REAL AND THEN YOU

SEE GOD PRESENT HIMSELF IN A

POWERFUL WAY AND YOU SEE A

LIFE RADICALLY CHANGED AND

YOU JUST THINK EVERYDAY I

THINK, GOD, YOU ARE SO AMAZING.

YOU KNOW, HE SAYS THAT IF 99

SHEEP ARE WITH HIM AND ONE HAS

LEFT THE FLOCK HE LEAVES THE

99 TO GO OUT IN THE FAR COUNTRY

AND FIND THE ONE THAT WAS LOST

AND I SEE THAT EVERY DAY ON

THIS PROGRAM AND I KNOW THAT

THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE VIEWERS

OF 700 CLUB CANADA SEE THOSE

STORIES AS WELL. THAT'S OUR

GOD. THAT'S OUR DAD, YOU KNOW,

NEVER LEAVE US, NEVER FORSAKE

US, GOES AFTER THE ONE THAT'S

LOST, A FATHER TO THE

FATHERLESS IS HE. I MEAN HE'S

AWESOME.

HE IS. TERRY, TELL ME ABOUT

THE TIMES FOR YOU PERSONALLY

WHERE PERHAPS YOU KNOW THAT

THERE'S A PROMISE THAT GOD

HAS GIVEN BUT THERE IS A

LONG DESERT EXPERIENCE WHERE

YOU WONDER, HAVE YOU EVER

WONDERED WHERE HE IS?

OH, MY GOODNESS.

LIKE, GOD, DO YOU SEE WHAT

I'M GOING THROUGH. WHAT DO YOU

SAY TO THAT PERSON WHO'S GOING

THROUGH THAT?

WELL, YOU KNOW, I'VE WALKED

WITH THE LORD LONG ENOUGH NOW

THAT I HATE BEING IN THOSE

DESERT PLACES BUT I KNOW WHEN

I'M THERE THAT THERE'S

SOMETHING BIGGER THAN THE

CIRCUMSTANCE THAT GOD'S WANTING

TO SPEAK TO MY HEART AND SO NOW

I SAY, GOD, GIVE ME EARS TO

HEAR YOU AND EYES TO SEE WHAT

YOU'RE SPEAKING TO ME AND

CHANGE WHATEVER NEEDS CHANGING

IN ME BECAUSE I DON'T WANT TO

WALK THIS WAY AGAIN. SO, YOU

KNOW WHEN GOD'S TRYING TO

TEACH HIS CHILDREN SOMETHING

HE SAYS THAT THE ONE GOD

DISCIPLINES IS THE ONE HE

LOVES SO I WANT TO BE REFINED

AND DISCIPLINED AND SHAPED BY

GOD. WHEN I'VE BEEN IN THOSE

PLACES, MY HUSBAND AND I WENT

THROUGH A FIVE-YEAR PERIOD OF

JUST FINANCIAL DESPERATION AND,

YOU KNOW, WE WERE TITHERS. WE

WERE GIVERS AND SO SOMETIMES

WHEN YOU'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF

THAT YOU THINK WE STARTED

CONFESSING SINS WE HADN'T EVEN

COMMITTED JUST HOPING WE HIT

ON WHATEVER IT WAS THAT WAS

KEEPING US IN THIS PLACE, YOU

KNOW.

IF IT'S GOD AND IF IT'S THAT.

BELIEVES, YOU KNOW, BUT, YOU

KNOW ONE OF THE THINGS WE, I'LL

TELL YOU ONE OF THE THINGS WE

FOUND ALONG THE WAY WAS WE

HAD SUCH A DIFFERENT

UNDERSTANDING OF PEOPLE AROUND

US WHO WERE IN NEED. I

REMEMBER CRYING OUT TO THE LORD

ONE DAY AND SAYING, GOD, WE'VE

ALWAYS GIVEN AND NOW WE DON'T

HAVE THE ABILITY TO DO THAT AND

WE'VE GIVEN JOYFULLY AND I

DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY YOU'VE

TAKEN THIS AWAY AND IN THE

QUIET OF MY HEART I HEARD THE

LORD SAY YOU HAVE, YOU HAVE

ALWAYS GIVEN AND NOW I'M GIVING

SOMEONE ELSE AN OPPORTUNITY

TO GIVE TO YOU IN YOUR PLACE

OF NEED AND I WANT YOU TO LEARN

HOW TO RECEIVE THAT WITH

GRATITUDE AND HUMILITY.

WOW.

AND I, IT WAS STUNNING,

STUNNING AND I THOUGHT GOD,

YOU KNOW, WHY, WHY? WHAT IS

THIS ABOUT AND YET I WAS GLAD

THAT GOD GAVE ME THOSE EYES

TO SEE. I DON'T PASS BY PEOPLE

WHO ARE IN NEED ANYMORE WITH

JUST A PERFUNCTORY OH THERE

THERE ARE OVER THERE. ISN'T

THAT A SAD THING, YOU KNOW,

THAT THEY DON'T HAVE THIS OR

JUST SOME KIND OF COMPASSION

THAT DOESN'T MOVE YOU. I FEEL

THEIR PAIN WHEN I SEE THEM. I

THINK IN THE MIDST OF THAT ALSO

I SAW THE BODY OF CHRIST. I

HAD A BIBLE STUDY IN MY HOME

DURING THOSE DAYS AND THAT'S

HOW WE LIVED. WE HAD A LITTLE

BASKET IN OUR KITCHEN THAT A

FRIEND BROUGHT AND PUT OUT

THAT SAID, YOU KNOW, TERRY

AND ANDY'S BLESSING BASKET

AND PEOPLE CAME EVERY WEEK

FOR THE BIBLE STUDY AND JUST

PUT GIFTS IN THERE FOR US.

PEOPLE ARRIVED AT MY DOOR WITH

FOOD FROM THE FOOD BANK. YOU

KNOW, IT WAS A VERY HUMBLING

PLACE TO BE AND YET I SAW THE

PROVISION OF GOD. MY CHILDREN

NEVER WENT HUNGRY. WE NEVER

DIDN'T HAVE CLOTHING ON OUR

BACKS. WE HAD TO SELL A HOME

IN THE MIDST OF THAT BUT GOD

PROVIDED A RENTAL PLACE FOR US

THAT WAS MINUTES AWAY SO MY

CHILDREN NEVER HAD TO CHANGE

THEIR SCHOOLS. HE'S ABLE.

HE'S FAITHFUL AND ALONG THE WAY

HE'S, I DISCOVERED HE'S NOT SO

MUCH INTERESTED IN MY COMFORT

AS I'D LIKE HIM TO BE.

THAT IS A TRUTH.

BUT HE'S INTERESTED IN MY

GROWTH. HE'S INTERESTED IN MY

BECOMING MORE THAN I WOULD

EVER BE ON MY OWN AND SO THAT

WAS JUST ONE PLACE WHERE GOD

BROUGHT US OUT OF IT. I

LEARNED TO PRAISE IN THE MIDST

OF NOT HAVING AN ANSWER AND

KNOWING WHAT WAS GOING TO

HAPPEN TOMORROW. I LEARNED

THAT HE IS JEHOVAH-JIREH, MY

PROVIDER AND HIS GRACE IS

SUFFICIENT FOR ME AND SO

THROUGH THOSE TIMES, THROUGH

THE THINGS WITH OUR CHILDREN

WHEN WE'VE HAD DIFFICULT TIMES

I HAVE LEARNED THAT I AM NEVER

GOING TO BE ENOUGH. I'M NOT

SUPPOSED TO BE ENOUGH. HE'S

SUPPOSED TO FILL ME AND USE ME

AND THAT EVERY DAY I NEED NEW

WINE FOR THAT. YESTERDAY'S OLD

WINE IS NOT GOING TO GET ME

THROUGH THE NEED TODAY SO I

NEED TO STAY CLOSE TO HIM.

AND AS A FINAL COMMENT,

TERRY, TO THAT PERSON WHO

FEELS THAT THEY'RE ALONE AND

THAT IF FEELS LIKE THEY CANNOT

HEAR GOD IN THAT DARK PLACE

THAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT,

WHAT WOULD YOU SAY ABOUT THE

CHARACTER AND TRUTH OF GOD?

YOU KNOW, WE WILL ALL FIND

OURSELF IN THOSE PLACES AT SOME

POINT IN TIME IN OUR LIVES AND

HERE'S THE DEAL. SOMETIMES

THERE ARE PLACES YOU'RE IN

WHERE YOU JUST HAVE TO TRUST

HIM. GET IN THE WORD. PLAY

YOUR PRAISE MUSIC. FIND OUT

WHO HE SAYS HE IS AND THEN

WRAP YOUR ARMS AROUND HIM

LIKE A BULLDOG ON A PANTS LEG

AND DON'T LET GO. IT'S LIKE

JACOB WRESTLING. GOD'S

PROMISES ARE FOR YOU.

SOMETIMES HE'S SHAPING YOU,

REFINING YOU, TEACHING YOU, BUT

HE NEVER CHANGES. HE WILL

ALWAYS BE THERE.

AMEN. THAT IS BEAUTIFUL AND

IF THAT'S FOR YOU TODAY JUST

RECEIVE WHAT TERRY IS SAYING.

PSALM 68 VERSE 28 SAYS GOD

COMMANDS YOUR STRENGTH. HE'S

COMMANDING STRENGTH TO YOUR

SITUATION TODAY. THANK YOU SO

MUCH. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

RECEIVE THAT BY FAITH TODAY.

THANK YOU, TERRY.

THANK YOU. IT'S GREAT TO

SEE YOU AND GOD BLESS YOU IN

YOUR WORK IN CANADA. WE LOVE

YOU.

MUSIC

LAURA-LYNN, I REALLY

APPRECIATE THE WAY YOU GUYS

REALLY HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO

SHARE BECAUSE I KNOW A LOT OF

TIMES PEOPLE SEE THE GLORY

AND THEY SEE THE CAMERA BUT

THEY DON'T REALLY KNOW THE

STORY AND AGAIN SISTER TERRY,

SHE REALLY SHARED A VULNERABLE

POINT IN HER LIFE. NOW HOW DID

THAT ACTUALLY IMPACT YOU?

WELL, YOU KNOW, ISN'T IT

GOOD TO KNOW THAT WE'RE ALL

REAL, THAT SOMEBODY ELSE

DOESN'T HAVE THE PERFECT LIFE.

I MEAN AT THE TOP OF THE SHOW

WHEN YOU WERE SHARING THE

DIFFICULTY THAT YOU FACED IN

IN YOUR FAMILY THIS YEAR, A LOT

OF PEOPLE THEY TUNE INTO THE

SHOW AND THEY SAY HERE'S THESE

PEOPLE. THEY'VE GOT IT ALL

TOGETHER BUT AT THE TOP OF

THE SHOW WE SAID THAT

SOMETIMES LIFE THROWS YOU A

CURVE BALL AND WE DON'T KNOW

HOW TO FACE FINANCIAL RUIN OR

DEATH IN THE FAMILY.

WHEN YOU'VE BEEN FAITHFUL,

WHEN YOU'VE BEEN A TITHER,

WHEN YOU'VE ACTUALLY STOOD

FOR OTHERS.

IT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE.

YEAH.

YOU KNOW, WHERE IS GOD IN

THIS PAIN?

YOU KNOW WHAT I LEARNED

AS WELL AND JUST PERSONALLY

SPEAKING THAT WHEN GOD IS

TAKING YOU TO ANOTHER LEVEL

IT'S LIKE THE OLIVE. IN ORDER

FOR THAT ANOINTING TO COME OUT

IT HAS TO BE CRUSHED. IT HAS

TO BE UNDER PRESSURE SO, YOU

KNOW, I THANK GOD FOR THOSE

THINGS. YOU WOULDN'T WISH IT

ON YOUR ENEMY BUT YOU WOULD

YOUR BEST FRIEND BECAUSE IT'S

FOR A PURPOSE. THEY'LL BE

GLORY AFTER THIS.

THAT'S BEAUTIFUL. UP NEXT

DOCTORS DIDN'T EXPECT MICHAEL

MCKAY TO SURVIVE AFTER A

HORRENDOUS CAR CRASH. THIS

IS HOW PRAYER CHANGED THE

PROGNOSIS.

THE TV WAS ON AND I HAPPENED

TO SEE THIS BREAKING NEWS

STORY ABOUT A WRECK AND I SAID

TO MYSELF WHOEVER WAS IN THAT

WRECK THEY DIDN'T MAKE IT.

GARY AND YVONNE MCKAY HEARD

ON THE NEWS THAT ONE PERSON HAD

DIED AND ANOTHER WAS CRITICALLY

INJURED IN AN ACCIDENT NEAR

THEIR HOME. WHAT THEY DIDN'T

KNOW WAS THAT ONE OF THEM

WAS THEIR 22-YEAR-OLD SON,

MICHAEL.

MICHAEL WAS A KID THAT HAD A

LOT OF GOALS, A LOT OF DRIVE.

HE STARTED PLAYING FOOTBALL

AT AGE SIX. HE WAS A SWEET

LITTLE KID, NEVER GAVE ME ANY

PROBLEMS. HE LOVED GOD AND

HE WAS A CHRISTIAN.

MICHAEL MCKAY WAS A MODEL

STUDENT AND ATHLETE, A STAR

QUARTERBACK AT CAMPBELL HIGH

SCHOOL IN GEORGIA AND LATER AT

GARDENER WEB UNIVERSITY.

MICHAEL HAD A TRY-OUT SCHEDULED

WITH A PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL

TEAM IN THE FALL OF 2000. THAT

SUMMER HE TOOK A JOB DELIVERING

AUTO PARTS.

HE HAD A OPPORTUNITY TO GO

PLAY BRINGING A BALL AND HE WAS

ONE WEEK AWAY.

MICHAEL WAS ON TOP OF THE

WORLD BUT EVERYTHING CHANGED

THE MORNING OF SEPTEMBER 9,

2000. MICHAEL WAS SITTING AT

A RED LIGHT WHEN A BMW

TRAVELING AT NEARLY 100 MILES

AN HOUR HYDROPLANED AND HIT

HIM HEAD-ON. MICHAEL'S

DELIVERY TRUCK FLIPPED OVER

FIVE TIMES AND LANDED ON TOP

OF ANOTHER CAR. HE WAS THEN

RUSHED TO COBB GENERAL HOSPITAL

IN ATLANTA.

MICHAEL HAD BILATERAL ORBITAL

FRACTURES AROUND HIS EYES,

NASAL FRACTURE, JAW FRACTURE.

HE HAD LIVER PROBLEM FROM

CONTUSION OF HIS LIVER,

REQUIRED A GASTROSTOMY TUBE, A

TRACHEOSTOMY. HE WAS ON

MECHANICAL VENTILATION FOR A

WHILE.

THE HOSPITAL STAFF CALLED

YVONNE TO LET HER KNOW BUT

FAILED TO CONVEY EXACTLY HOW

DIRE THE SITUATION WAS.

WHEN I GOT THERE ONE OF THE

LADIES THAT WORKED WITH MICHAEL

TOLD ME YOU CAN'T PICK HIM UP

BECAUSE THEY'RE WORKING ON HIM

AND I SAID WHAT DO YOU MEAN

THEY ARE WORKING ON HIM? AND

SHE SAID YOU DON'T KNOW? AND I

SAID NO I DO NOT KNOW. ONE OF

THE OTHER NURSES SAID WELL

THAT HE MIGHT NOT MAKE IT.

SEVERAL HOURS LATER SHE WAS

FINALLY ALLOWED TO SEE HER SON.

THAT WAS THE LONGEST HALLWAY

THAT I EVER COULD HAVE WALKED

AND HE WAS JUST LAYING THERE.

THE FACIAL SWELLING AND I'M

THINKING WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN

TO MY BABY?

MICHAEL HAD BLEEDING AND

HEMORRHAGE DOWN INTO HIS BASAL

GANGLIA WHICH IS WELL DOWN INTO

THE CENTER OF THE BRAIN. MANY

PEOPLE WHO HAVE THIS SEVERE

AN INJURY DO NOT RECOVER.

I WAS ASKING GOD TO PUT

HIM BACK BECAUSE IT WAS JUST

LIKE HUMPTY DUMPTY AND THAT'S

WHAT I WAS ASKING TO HELP PUT

HIM BACK, BACK TO WHERE HE WAS

OR CLOSE TO WHERE HE WAS.

YVONNE CALLED HER PASTOR

AND FAMILY AND FRIENDS WHO SET

UP A PRAYER CHAIN THAT SPREAD

ACROSS SEVERAL STATES.

THE CLASSMATES, FROM PEEWEE

BALL, HIGH SCHOOL, COLLEGE

PEOPLE, THE NEIGHBORS, MY

FRIENDS AND WE HAD HIT 300 OF

HIS FRIENDS AND STUDENTS AND

CLASSMATES TO SHOW UP. THEY

EVEN THOUGHT THAT HE WAS A

CELEBRITY AT ONE POINT. SO ALL

OF MY FRIENDS WE HAD THIS

NETWORK OF PRAYER PEOPLE JUST

PRAYING CONSTANTLY TO KEEP HIM

HERE.

WHILE HIS MOTHER CONTINUED

TO PRAY AT THE FOOT OF HER

SON'S BED, MICHAEL SLIPPED INTO

A COMA.

THEY TRIED TO CONVINCE ME TO

LET HIM GO AND I KEPT TELLING

THEM NO HE WASN'T GOING. THEY

DIDN'T KNOW WHO I KNOW. I HAD

THE FAITH. HE WASN'T GOING.

AT ONE POINT THE DOCTOR CAME IN

AND LOOKED AT HIM AND I SAID

WELL MICHAEL'S IN THERE

SOMEWHERE.

THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS

CONTINUED THEIR PRAYER VIGIL

AROUND THE CLOCK. THEN ONE

DAY MICHAEL'S EYES FLUTTERED

OPEN.

TO ME THAT WAS ONE OF THE

SIGNS THAT HE WAS GOING TO MAKE

IT.

AS I WAS COMING OUT OF THE

COMA IT WAS REALLY A BIG

STATE OF CONFUSION BECAUSE I

ASKED MY FAMILY AND I WAS LIKE

HOW DID I GET HERE IN THIS

HOSPITAL? WHAT AM I DOING HERE

BECAUSE I DIDN'T REALIZE I WAS

HAD BEEN IN AN ACCIDENT.

ALTHOUGH IT WAS A POSITIVE

SIGN MICHAEL STILL HAD A LONG

WAY TO GO.

I WENT THROUGH FIVE AND A

HALF YEARS OF REHAB AND THREE

YEARS OF PHYSICAL THERAPY.

IT WAS JUST LIKE HAVING A

CHILD AGAIN. THEY HAD TO HOIST

HIM OUT THE BED BECAUSE HIS

WHOLE LEFT SIDE WAS PARALYZED.

I WOULD PUT A PEN OR PENCIL IN

HIS HAND TO HELP HIM TO REWRITE

ALPHABETS AND NUMBERS.

TODAY MICHAEL IS ABOUT 95%

RECOVERED FROM HIS ACCIDENT

AND HAS VERY FEW LIMITATIONS.

HE'S COACHING MIDDLE SCHOOL

FOOTBALL AND EVENTUALLY HOPES

TO PURSUE A CAREER IN

BROADCASTING.

TO PURIFY GOLD AND SILVER

YOU HAVE TO PUT IT UNDER A

FLAME AND BURN THE IMPURITIES

OUT AND THAT WAS I FEEL THAT

WAS GOD'S TIME OF PUTTING ME

UNDER THE FLAME BURNING THOSE

IMPURITIES OUT OF ME BUT WHILE

YOU'RE GOING THROUGH IT HE'S

MATURING YOU.

RATHER THAN QUESTIONING GOD

OR BEING BITTER ABOUT HIS

EXPERIENCE MICHAEL IS GRATEFUL

TO BE ALIVE AND HEALTHY AGAIN

AND SAYS HIS FAITH IS NOW

STRONGER THAN EVER.

JESUS, HE REALLY IS MY

EVERYTHING AND I PRAY EVERY

NIGHT THAT PEOPLE DON'T SEE ME

THAT I'M A REFLECTION OF HIM

AND THAT HE SHINES THROUGH

ME.

I HAVE SEEN A NUMBER OF CASES

AS SEVERE AS HIS BUT CERTAINLY

NONE THAT HAVE DONE ANY BETTER

THAN HE HAS DONE. HE'S DONE

REMARKABLY WELL. AS MUCH AS

WE COULD GIVE HIM WE DID BUT

THERE WERE OTHER FORCES THAT I

CAN'T EXPLAIN SCIENTIFICALLY

THAT TOOK CARE OF MICHAEL.

MICHAEL AND HIS FAMILY

BELIEVE IT'S NO MYSTERY. IT'S

A TESTAMENT TO THE POWER OF

PRAYER.

YOU CAN NEVER GET PRAYED

FOR ENOUGH BECAUSE ANOTHER

COOL ASPECT I LOVE ABOUT JESUS

HE SAYS YOU CAN COME TO HIM

AT ANY TIME, ANY DAY, AT ALL

TIMES. HE LISTENS TO PRAYERS

AND ANSWERS THEM ACCORDING TO

HIS WILL SO THAT'S A BEAUTIFUL

THING TO KNOW THAT I AM IN HIS

WILL FOR ME TO BE ABLE TO

RECOVER AS I DID. I DON'T CARE

WHAT ANY NAYSAYERS MIGHT

THINK. PRAYER WORKS.

MUSIC

I'M GLAD WE WERE ABLE TO

SEE THE END OF THAT STORY

BECAUSE WOW WHEN YOU LOOKED

AT IT AT THE BEGINNING

DIDN'T LOOK GOOD FOR THE HOME

TEAM.

IT DIDN'T LOOK GOOD AND YOU

KNOW WHAT? SOMETIMES THINGS

DON'T LOOK GOOD IN OUR LIVES

BUT GOD USES EVERY SINGLE

THING TO GET US TO OUR ULTIMATE

PURPOSE AND DESTINY IN GOD.

YEAH, ABSOLUTELY.

NO MATTER HOW BAD IT LOOKS

TODAY.

WELL SAID.

HERE AT THE 700 CLUB CANADA

WE LOVE CELEBRATING LIVES LIKE

MIKE'S THAT HAVE BEEN RADICALLY

CHANGED BY THE POWER OF JESUS

CHRIST. WE KNOW THAT THESE

STORIES THEY BRING HOPE,

HEALING, AND STRENGTH TO OUR

NATION BECAUSE WHEN WE WITNESS

WHAT GOD IS DOING IN OTHER

PEOPLE'S LIVES WE KNOW THAT HE

CAN DO IT FOR US BUT WE CAN'T

DO THIS ALONE. IT TAKES A

TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF RESOURCES

AND PRAYER TO BRING THIS KIND

OF PROGRAMMING INTO THE HOMES

OF THOSE WHO NEED IT THE VERY

MOST. IF YOU CAN SEE AND FEEL

THAT THE IMPACT OF WHAT WE

ARE DOING IS CHANGING THIS

NATION THEN PLEASE CONSIDER

BECOMING A PARTNER WITH US.

WHEN YOU SOW YOUR SEED INTO

THIS MINISTRY YOU WILL BE A

PART OF TOUCHING LIVES ACROSS

THE COUNTRY RIGHT IN THEIR OWN

LIVING ROOMS. MANY HURTING

FOLKS THEY WON'T SET FOOT INTO

A CHURCH BUT JUST BY TURNING

ON THEIR TELEVISION THEY'LL SEE

THE 700 CLUB CANADA RIGHT

THERE WITH A MESSAGE THAT WILL

CHANGE THEIR LIVES IN AN

INSTANT FOR ETERNITY. STAND

WITH US. MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

CALL RIGHT NOW AND LET US KNOW

THAT WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER

AND THAT YOU BELIEVE IN THE

POWER OF GOD TO INTERVENE

IN PEOPLE'S LIVES.

YOU KNOW, SO OFTEN YOU HEAR

PUBLIC TELEVISION AND THEY GIVE

A PLEA BECAUSE THEY WANT TO

KEEP IT ON THE AIR. THIS IS

FOR THE GOSPEL. WOULD YOU

HELP US TO CONTINUE TO ADVANCE

THE KINGDOM OF GOD HERE IN

CANADA? NOW WHEN YOU LOOK

AT MICHAEL YOU REALIZE THAT

THAT YOUNG MAN IS NOT BITTER

AND YOU MIGHT BE IN A SITUATION

RIGHT NOW WHERE YOU WERE

IMMEDIATELY THRUST INTO A

SITUATION THAT WAS NOT OF YOUR

OWN MAKING. HIS MOM SAID WHEN

SHE SAW THAT ACCIDENT SHE SAID

WHOEVER THAT WAS THEY'RE NOT

GOING TO MAKE IT AND SHE HAD

TO ACTUALLY GRASP EVERYTHING

WHEN SHE SAID MY BABY. IT'S

MY BABY AND I LOVE HOW GOD

DID THAT BECAUSE NOW SHE SAID

LORD I AM INSTITUTING THE

HUMPTY DUMPTY PRINCIPLE. ALL

THE KING'S HORSES AND ALL THE

KING'S MEN COULDN'T PUT HUMPTY

TOGETHER AGAIN BUT THEY NEVER

ASKED THE KING. YOU KNOW, THE

BIBLE SAYS SOMETHING AND I

LOVE THIS IN THE 126TH PSALM

IT SAYS THOSE WHO SOW IN TEARS

SHALL REAP IN JOY. YOU WHO GO

FORTH CONTINUALLY SPREADING HIS

PRECIOUS SEEDS OF SORROW SHALL

DOUBTLESSLY COME AGAIN

REJOICING BRINGING YOUR SHEAVES

WITH YOU. THERE'S HOPE FOR YOU

AND I'D LIKE TO GET SOMETHING

INTO YOUR HANDS. YOU KNOW, I

DIDN'T KNOW THAT I WAS GOING

BE THRUST INTO A PLACE WHERE

I'D BE IN HOSPITALS BUT I'VE

BEEN PRAYING FOR PEOPLE IN

IN THE HOSPITAL AROUND MY DAD,

AROUND MY NEPHEW AND PEOPLE

ARE GETTING SAVED AND THEY'RE

GETTING HEALED BECAUSE JESUS IS

THE SAME YESTERDAY, TODAY, AND

FOREVER. I'VE GOT AN INSISTENT

FAITH. TODAY IS YOUR DAY.

CALL THE NUMBER ON THE SCREEN.

AND THAT NUMBER IS

1-855-759-0700. PRAYER

PARTNERS ARE STANDING BY.

WOW.

FROM EMPERORS, PHARAOHS, AND

KINGS.

GOD HAS BEEN ALWAYS THROUGH

THE AGES SPEAKING TO PEOPLE

THROUGH DREAMS AND VISIONS.

TO SCIENTISTS, MUSICIANS, AND

EVEN CHILDREN.

I'VE HAD THIS DREAM BEFORE.

THIS ALL HAPPENED A COUPLE

WEEKS AGO. I'VE HAD THIS

DREAM BEFORE.

SEE THE DREAMS THAT CHANGED

OUR FUTURE AND LEARN WHAT TO

DO WHEN GOD SPEAKS TO YOU.

VISIONS OF THE NIGHT.

AVAILABLE NOW.

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HEY, WELCOME BACK. UP NEXT

ONE COUPLE WILL SHOW YOU THE

DEFINITION OF ROCK BOTTOM AS

WELL AS PERSEVERANCE.

DANA HOWERTON NEVER THOUGHT

IT WOULD COME TO THIS THAT HER

FAMILY FINANCES WOULD HIT ROCK

BOTTOM. IT HAPPENED WHEN HER

HUSBAND, TODD, LOST HIS JOB

BECAUSE OF A DRUG ADDICTION.

HE WENT INTO REHAB AND DANA

STARTED CLEANING HOUSES AND

CORPORATE APARTMENTS JUST TO

MAKE ENDS MEET.

WHEN YOU LOSE EVERYTHING

AND YOU HAVE NOT JUST YOURSELF

BUT YOUR CHILDREN TO PROVIDE

FOR AND YOU'RE RESPONSIBLE

FOR NOTHING'S BENEATH YOU.

MANY OF THE APARTMENTS DANA

CLEANED HAD JUST BEEN VACATED.

OFTEN SHE FOUND UNOPENED FOOD

THAT HAD BEEN LEFT BEHIND THAT

SHE WAS ALLOWED TO TAKE HOME.

THERE WERE LOTS OF THINGS

THAT I WAS ABLE TO TAKE HOME TO

MY FAMILY AND MAKE MEALS OUT

OF AND IT WAS LIKE MANNA FROM

HEAVEN.

DANA REMEMBERS THE TOUGH

CHOICES SHE WAS FORCED TO

MAKE.

I WAS REALLY TORN BETWEEN

ARE WE GOING TO HAVE GAS MONEY

TO GET TO THE NEXT JOB THAT'S

GOING TO GIVE ME MONEY OR ARE

WE GOING TO HAVE MILK FOR THEIR

CEREAL OR ANYTHING THAT THEY

MIGHT NEED TOMORROW AND I

CHOSE THE GAS.

DANA WAS DESPERATE FOR

ANSWERS. SHE STARTED WATCHING

THE 700 CLUB WHERE SHE HEARD

ABOUT THE LAW OF RECIPROCITY.

WHAT THAT TAUGHT ME WAS THAT

I COULD SOW INTO THE KINGDOM

AND IF WE GO ABOVE AND BEYOND

GIVING THAT OPENS THE DOOR FOR

GOD'S BLESSINGS TO JUST START

MOVING IN OUR LIVES.

DANA STARTED TITHING OFF THE

LITTLE BIT SHE MADE CLEANING

APARTMENTS. SHE ALSO STARTED

GIVING TO CBN. NOT LONG AFTER

THAT DANA SAYS GOD PROVIDED

HER WITH A CLEANING JOB THAT

TOOK CARE OF THE NEXT MONTH'S

RENT.

IT WAS EXACTLY $500 THAT SHE

PAID ME FOR THAT JOB. GOD KNEW

MY NEED. GOD PROVIDED A WAY

FOR ME TO MEET THAT NEED.

IT WASN'T JUST THAT MONTH'S

RENT. DANA SAYS GOD ALWAYS

PROVIDED THEIR EVERY NEED.

EVENTUALLY TODD BEAT HIS DRUG

ADDICTION, GOT OUT OF REHAB,

AND WENT BACK TO WORK.

LIFE NOW IS SO EXCITING.

GOD HAS JUST BLESSED

EVERYTHING. IT'S THE TRULY

ABUNDANT LIFE.

TODAY THEY BOTH HAVE STEADY

JOBS AND THEY STILL GIVE TO

CBN AS 700 CLUB GOLD MEMBERS.

JUST RECENTLY THEY BOUGHT

THEIR FIRST HOME.

WHEN WE WALKED IN THE DOOR

AND PUT THE KEY IN I CARRIED

MY WIFE IN TO LOOK UP AND SEE

THE LIGHT COMING THROUGH THE

BIG WINDOWS IS UNREAL. I

ASKED FOR A POND AND GOD

GAVE US A LAKE AND SO ME AND

MY SON GO FISHING A LOT AND

WE ALL GO FISHING BUT GOD

GAVE US THIS HOUSE.

WHEN HE SAYS MATTHEW 6:33

WHEN YOU DO SET YOUR EYES ON

GOD HE KNOWS THE DESIRES OF

OUR HEART. HE KNOWS OUR NEEDS

BUT HE GIVES THAT AND SO MUCH

MORE.

YOU KNOW, GOD WILL NEVER

LET YOU DOWN FINANCIALLY. THE

WORD OF GOD SAYS THAT HE WILL

OPEN THE WINDOWS OF HEAVEN.

NOW SOMETIMES IT DOESN'T COME

WHEN WE'RE WANTING IT OR

EXPECTING IT AND, YOU KNOW, WE

KIND OF WONDER WHEN GOD IS

GOING TO SHOW UP WITH ALL OF

THAT FINANCIAL PROVISION BUT

YOU KNOW WHAT? HE DOES NOT

LEAVE US HUNGRY. HE DOES NOT

FORSAKE HIS CHILDREN AND THE

SPIRIT OF RECIPROCITY THAT SHE

WAS TALKING ABOUT IT'S A

BEAUTIFUL THING. IT'S WHEN

YOU FROM WHAT LITTLE YOU HAVE,

SOMETIMES IT'S JUST THE WIDOW'S

MITE AND YOU INVEST INTO THE

KINGDOM OF GOD WHERE GOD IS

DOING HIS GREATEST WORK AND

YOU KNOW WHAT? SOMETIMES IT'S

JUST A LITTLE TINY BIT BUT YOU

BEGIN TO SOW THAT SEED, GOD

TAKES THAT. HE MULTIPLIES IT

AND HE DOES A GREAT WORK WITH

IT. IN ISAIAH 58 VERSE 7 IT

SAYS IS IT NOT TO SHARE YOUR

FOOD WITH THE HUNGRY AND TO

PROVIDE THE POOR WITH SHELTER.

WHEN YOU SEE THE NAKED TO

CLOTHE THEM AND NOT TO TURN

AWAY FROM YOUR OWN FLESH AND

BLOOD THEN YOUR LIGHT WILL

BREAK FORTH LIKE THE DAWN AND

YOUR HEALING WILL QUICKLY

APPEAR. WHAT IS GOD SAYING

THERE? HE'S SAYING IF YOU WILL

JUST GIVE, IF YOU WILL BE A

GIVER I WILL GIVE BACK TO YOU

AND YOU KNOW OUT THERE IF

YOU'VE BEEN DOING THIS THAT

YOU CANNOT OUT GIVE GOD AND

WE LOVE ALL OF YOU WHO SHARE

YOUR FROM WHAT YOU HAVE WITH

US BECAUSE WE HAVE THE SCOTT

MISSION. THE 700 CLUB CANADA

BELIEVES IN INVESTING IN CANADA

FOR THOSE WHO HAVE EXTREME

NEEDS.

ABSOLUTELY, YOU KNOW, WHEN

YOU LOOK AT DANA'S STORY SHE

WAS ABLE TO SEE FINANCIAL

FREEDOM IN HER LIFE BECAUSE

SHE BEGAN TO FOLLOW THE

PRINCIPLES OF GOD AND I KNOW

THERE'S SOME PEOPLE OUT THERE.

YOU'VE BEEN WORKING ON YOUR

PHYSICAL FITNESS BUT ALSO YOUR

FINANCIAL FITNESS AND YOU'RE

SAYING CAN IT HAPPEN TO ME?

ABSOLUTELY IT CAN HAPPEN TO

YOU. YOU HEARD IT ABOUT TERRY

MEEUWSEN. I BELIEVE THAT THIS

DAY THAT GOD WANTS TO DO

SOMETHING AND I WANT TO PUT

SOMETHING IN YOUR HANDS. I

WANT TO GIVE YOU THE TOOLS.

THE BIBLE SAYS FROM THE

BEGINNING OF TIME THIS IS WHAT

REMAINS, SEED, TIME, AND

HARVEST AND GOD IS THE ONE

THAT MADE EVERYTHING WITH SEED

AND HE'S MADE IT PERFECT.

YOU SOW YOUR SEED AND WATCH

IT'S JUST A MATTER OF TIME

BEFORE THE HARVEST COMES IN.

YOU KNOW, AS THIS MINISTRY

GROWS WE'RE SEEING SO MANY

INSPIRATIONAL STORIES LIKE THE

HOWERTONS AND WE HEAR FROM SO

MANY VIEWERS WHO ARE AFFECTED

BY WHAT THEY'VE SEEN ON THIS

SHOW AND WE'RE HONORED BY YOUR

RESPONSE BUT WE CAN'T DO THIS

ALONE. WE NEED YOUR

PARTNERSHIP ON THIS JOURNEY.

IT TAKES TEAM WORK TO MAKE THE

DREAM WORK. WE NEED YOUR

HELP TO SHARE THE MESSAGE OF

JESUS THAT IMPACTS SO MANY

CANADIANS. NOW IT'S YOUR

PARTNERSHIP THAT CHANGES LIVES

AND IF YOU'VE BEEN WAITING FOR

THE RIGHT MOMENT THEN CALL

NOW AND BECOME A PARTNER TODAY.

WHEN YOU DO WE'LL SEND YOU

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THE NIGHT BY GORDON ROBERTSON.

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AND, YOU KNOW, BRIAN, WE HAVE

GOT SOME REALLY GREAT VIEWER

COMMENTS.

YES.

WE LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU.

WHEN YOU TAKE TIME TO CONTACT

US IT MEANS SOMETHING TO US

AND SO

ABSOLUTELY. YOU KNOW, DAN

AND JO MULHERN HAVE BEEN

LONG-TIME VIEWER AND SUPPORTERS

AND THEY'RE IN BRAMPTON,

ONTARIO. A BIG SHOUT OUT AND

A HIGH FIVE. WATCH THIS. PUT

YOUR RIGHT HAND UP.

THANKS DAN AND JO.

AND ALSO JACKIE SHE SAYS SHE

LOVES THE SHOW AND SHE FINDS

IT SO ENCOURAGING.

AND MOYRA SHE ALSO LOVES

THE SHOW, PVRS IT EVERY DAY.

LOVES THE PRAYER PARTNERS.

THEY ARE SO GOOD TO HER.

IT SOUNDS LIKE THEY'RE BEST

FRIENDS.

WELL, THEY ARE.

YOU KNOW, IT'S NICE.

AND, YOU KNOW, WE APPRECIATE

IT EVERY TIME THAT YOU COME AND

JOIN WITH US AND WE LOOK

FORWARD TO BEING WITH YOU ALL

AGAIN REAL SOON. UNTIL NEXT

TIME I'M BRIAN WARREN.

AND I'M LAURA-LYNN TYLER

THOMPSON. HAVE A WONDERFUL

DAY, CANADA.

GOD BLESS.

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