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700 Club Interactive: Delivered from Depression - April 22, 2014

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Gordon: SHE WAS LIVING

A LIE AND SAW NO WAY OUT.

I WAS A MASTER OF

DISGUISE.

I HAD BEEN DOING COCAINE FOR

ABOUT FOUR OR FIVE YEARS,

AND SOMEONE INTRODUCED ME TO

METH.

IT MESSED ME UP TO A POINT

WHERE I COULD NO LONGER

FUNCTION.

Gordon: HOW SHE FOUND

FREEDOM 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, GOOD MORNING, AND

WELCOME TO THE SHOW.

AS A TEENAGER, BOB

BETENCOURT JUST WANTED TO

NUMB THE PAIN.

FIRST SHE TRIED SEX, THEN

DRUGS, AND NOTHING WAS NEVER

ENOUGH.

UNTIL A VISITOR STOPPED BY

HER HOUSE.

Reporter: TO THE

OUTSIDE WORLD, BOBBET SEEMED

LIKE THE ALL AMERICAN WIFE

AND MOTHER.

SHE KEPT THE BOOKS FOR HER

HUSBAND'S BUSINESS AND WAS

MOTHER TO TWO YOUNG BOYS.

BUT BOBBETTE HAD A

SECRETMENT.

I WAS A MASTER OF

DISGUISE.

I HAD BEEN DOING COCAINE FOR

ABOUT FOUR OR FIVE YEARS.

AND SOMEONE INTRODUCED ME TO

METH.

THAT'S WHAT REALLY TOOK ME

DOWN A PATH OF DESTRUCTION.

Reporter: BOBETTE WAS

BORN AND RAISED ON A FARM IN

CALIFORNIA.

BUT HER CHILDHOOD WAS FAR

FROM PICTURE-PERFECT.

MY DAD WAS AN ANGRY MAN.

AND HE TOOK IT OUT ON US.

NOT SO MUCH IN PHYSICAL

ABUSE, WHICH HE DID, BUT

BASICALLY WAS MORE VERBAL

ABUSE.

AND SO I GREW UP SCARED OF

MY FATHER.

SO I GREW UP THINKING I

REALLY DIDN'T HAVE A WHOLE

LOT OF VALUE.

Reporter: BOBBETTE

TURNED TO DRUGS WHEN SHE WAS

JUST A YOUNG GIRL.

I WAS PRETTY MUCH A

POT-HEAD.

BASICALLY WHAT I WANTED WAS

TO RELIEVE THE PAIN OF NOT

FEELING GOOD ENOUGH, OF NOT

FEELING LOVED, AND I REALLY

LIKED IT.

I WAS, LIKE, WOW, THIS IS

COOL.

YOU KNOW, I DON'T HAVE TO

FEEL ANYMORE.

Reporter: IN HIGH

SCHOOL, SHE BECAME INTIMATE

WITH HER BOYFRIEND, MARLON,

WHO WAS OLDER AND HAD

ALREADY STARTED AN

AGRICULTURAL BUSINESS.

WHEN SHE WAS JUST 15, SHE

FOUND OUT SHE WAS PREGNANT.

AND WE WERE BOTH REALLY

SCARED BECAUSE WE DIDN'T

KNOW WHAT WE WERE GOING TO

DO.

HE WAS 20, AND I WAS JUST

BEFORE MY 16th BIRTHDAY.

AND HE KNEW THAT IF MY DAD

FOUND OUT, HE WOULD GO TO

JAIL.

Reporter: A FAMILY

FRIEND TOOK BOBBETTE AND

MARLON TO SAN FRANCISCO TO

TERMINATE HER PREGNANCY.

I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT I WAS

DOING BACK THEN.

IF I COULD TAKE IT BACK, I

WOULD BECAUSE ABORTION IS A

BIG DEAL.

AND ANYBODY WHO SAYS IT IS

NOT, THEY'VE NEVER HAD TO

DEAL WITH IT.

ON A DAY-TO-DAY BASIS.

Reporter: BOBBETTE AND

MARLON EVENTUALLY MARRIED

AND LATER HAD TWO SONS.

SHE CONTINUED TO HIDE HER

DRUG ADDICTION FROM HER

FAMILY, THOUGH, AND LATER

BECAME ADDICTED TO METH.

IT MESSED ME UP TO WHERE

I COULD NO LONGER FUNCTION.

Reporter: EVENTUALLY

MARLON CONVINCED HER TO GO

TO REHAB.

WHEN SHE WAS RELEASED,

SOMEONE CAME TO HER HOME.

SHE SAID THAT THE HOLY

SPIRIT SENT HER TO MY HOME,

THAT THERE WAS SOMEONE THERE

WHO WAS HURTING.

I TOLD HER IT MUST BE ME.

AND SHE ASKED ME, DO YOU

HAVE A RELATIONSHIP WITH

CHRIST?

AND I SAID, WHAT'S THAT?

I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW WHAT IT

WAS.

AND SHE LED ME TO CHRIST

RIGHT THEN AND THERE.

Reporter: MARLON'S

BUSINESS CONTINUED TO

PROSPER, BUT BOBBETTE'S

FAITH DID NOT.

IN 2006, THE COUPLE MOVED

INTO THEIR 5500 SQUARE FOOT

DREAM HOME ON 40 ACRES, BUT

BOBBETTE WAS STILL

STRUGGLING WITH ANXIETY AND

DEPRESSION.

ONE DAY, AROUND

CHRISTMASTIME, HER FRIEND,

LUPE, CAME TO SEE HER.

WE WERE DECORATING OUR

CHRISTMAS TREE.

AND SHE GOES, THE WORD IS

ALIVE.

WHEN YOU READ THE WORD AND

THE WORD GETS INTO YOUR

HEART AND INTO YOUR SOUL,

THEN THE LORD STARTS MAKING

TRANSFORMATIONS IN YOUR

LIFE, AND HE CAN HEAL YOUR

PAIN.

Reporter: BOBBETTE TOOK

HER FRIEND'S ADVICE.

FOR THE NEXT YEAR, SHE

IMMERSED HERSELF IN GOD'S

WORD EVERY MORNING.

BUT BOBBETTE STILL NEEDED

HEALING FROM HER PAST.

SHE BEGAN ATTENDING A LOCAL

CHURCH, WHERE ONE SUNDAY

MORNING GOD TRULY REVEALED

HIMSELF TO HER WHEN THE

PASTOR ASKED HER TO COME

FORWARD.

MY WHOLE LIFE FLASHED

BEFORE MY EYES, EVERYTHING

THAT I HAD DONE WRONG, ALL

OF THE PEOPLE THAT I HAD

HURT, THE BABY THAT I HAD

ABORTED.

HOW COULD GOD FORGIVE ME?

HOW COULD HE ASK ME TO SERVE

HIM?

AND ALL OF A SUDDEN WHAT I

BELIEVE WAS THE HOLY SPIRIT

CAME ON ME AND I JUST WEEPED

AND LAUGHED, AND I WAS TRUM

BELLINTREMBLING AND CRYING,

AND I FELT MORE PEACE AND

COMFORT THAN I HAD EVER FELT

IN MY WHOLE LIFE.

AND I KNEW IT WASN'T ME

DOING THIS TO MYSELF.

GOD IS REAL.

Reporter: BOBBETTE

DISCOVERED THE JOY OF

SERVING, AND BEGAN SHARING

HER FAITH WITH THEIR

EMPLOYEES AT THEIR SEEDING

BUSINESS.

SHE GOT INVOLVED IN SEVERAL

LOCAL MINISTRIES, AND SHE

CHRONICLED HER EXPERIENCES

IN A BOOK SHE HOPES WILL

LEAD OTHERS TO JESUS.

YOU CAN KNOW YOU'RE

VALUABLE IN THE LORD'S EYES,

AND ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS

SURRENDER TO HIS GRACE, TO

HIS MERCY, TO HIS LOVE, AND

EMBRACE WHO HE IS.

THAT'S WHERE YOU'LL FIND THE

PEACE AND THE COMFORT THAT

WE ARE ALL SEARCHING FOR.

Gordon: BOBBETTE FOUND

THE PEACE AND THE COMFORT

WE'RE ALL SEARCHING FOR.

I THINK ALL PEOPLE

EVERYWHERE WONDER IF THERE

IS A GOD, IF HE IS REAL.

THERE REALLY IS SOMETHING UP

THERE.

AND CAN YOU REACH HIM?

CAN YOU FIND A RELATIONSHIP

WITH HIM?

CAN YOU KNOW A PURPOSE FOR

LIFE?

WELL, THERE IS GOOD NEWS FOR

YOU IF YOU'RE REACHING FOR

THAT.

BECAUSE HE IS REACHING FOR

YOU.

AND WHAT HAPPENED TO

BOBBETTE CAN HAPPEN TO YOU

BECAUSE GOD PROMISES THAT HE

WILL SEND YOU MESSENGERS,

THAT HE WILL SEND YOU

PEOPLE, JUST AS HE DID WITH

BOBBETTE.

HE SENT A STRANGER TO HER

DOOR, WHO KNOCKED ON HER

DOOR AND SAID THE HOLY

SPIRIT TOLD ME SOMEBODY IS

HURTING HERE.

SENT HER A FRIEND TO EXPLAIN

THE WORD IS ALIVE.

IF YOU READ IT, IT WILL

RENEW YOUR MIND; IT WILL

CHANGE YOU.

AND LASTLY, HE SENT HER A

PASTOR TO LEAD HER INTO THE

BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT.

AND THEN THE GREAT

TRANSFORMATION NO LONGER A

LOST SHEEP, BUT BOBBETTE

BECAME A SHEPHERD HERSELF.

SHE COMPLETELY CHANGED,

WHERE NOW SHE IS ABLE TO

LEAD OTHERS AND LET THEM

KNOW ABOUT GOD, LET THEM

KNOW THAT YOU CAN HAVE A

RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS.

NOT SOME FAR AWAY THING, NOT

SOME KIND OF INVISIBLE

THING, BUT YOU KNOW FROM

EXPERIENCE THAT YOU'VE MET

HIM.

HERE IS THE PROMISE.

YOU'LL FIND IT IN JEREMIAH

3: 15: "I WILL GIVE YOU

SHEPHERDS ACCORDING TO MY

HEART, WHO WILL FEED YOU

WITH KNOWLEDGE AND

UNDERSTANDING."

NOW, THAT KNOWLEDGE AND

UNDERSTANDING ISN'T LIKE

GOING TO COLLEGE.

IT IS NOT SOME KIND OF

UNIVERSITY DEGREE.

IT'S THE KNOWLEDGE AND

UNDERSTANDING OF HIM AND HIS

HEART.

AND WHEN YOU GET THAT, WHEN

YOU UNDERSTAND HIS HEART --

WE CALL IT THE FATHER HEART

OF GOD.

WHEN YOU UNDERSTAND THAT,

NOT FROM AN INTELLECTUAL

STANDPOINT, BUT FROM AN

EXPERIENCED STANDPOINT, THEN

IT CHANGES EVERYTHING.

BECAUSE YOU'RE NO LONGER

UNLOVED.

YOU'RE NO LONGER WORTHLESS.

YOU'RE NO LONGER

INSIGNIFICANT.

BUT YOU UNDERSTAND JUST HOW

INFINITELY GOD VALUES YOU

AND HOW MUCH HE WANTS TO BE

WITH YOU.

AND TRANSFORMS YOU.

THAT'S WHAT IT MEANS HERE,

MESSENGERS AFTER HIS OWN

HEART.

SHEPHERDS AFTER HIS OWN

HEART, WHO WILL FEED THE

SHEEP WITH THE KNOWLEDGE AND

UNDERSTANDING OF GOD

HIMSELF, HIS VERY NATURE,

THAT RELATIONSHIP YOU CAN

GET TO.

WHAT IF YOU'RE LIKE

BOBBETTE?

HERE SHE IS, I'VE COMMITTED

A SIN THAT I CAN NEVER BE

FORGIVEN FOR.

HERE IS AN EXAMPLE FOR YOU.

AND IT COMES FROM THE GOSPEL

OF JOHN.

WE ALL KNOW THE STORY OF

PETER, A DISCIPLE OF JESUS.

AND WHEN IT GOT TO BE CRUNCH

TIME, WHEN JESUS WAS

ARRESTED, WHEN HE WAS

ACCUSED, WHEN HE WAS ABOUT

TO BE BEATEN BY ROMAN

SOLDIERS, WHEN HE WAS ABOUT

TO BE CRUCIFIED, WELL, WHAT

HAPPENED TO PETER?

THE VERY THING THAT JESUS

TOLD HIM HE WOULD DO.

HE WOULD DENY HIM THREE

TIMES BEFORE A ROOSTER CROWD

CROWED IN THE MORNING.

RIGHT AFTER PETER HAD BEEN

SO BOLD, WE WILL GO TO

PRISON WITH YOU, WE'LL DIE

WITH YOU.

AND HE SAID, SIMON PETER,

YOU'LL DENY ME THREE TIMES.

AND PETER WEPT BITTERLY WHEN

HE HEARD THAT ROOSTER.

BECAUSE HE SAW HOW EVEN

PETER WOULD BETRAY HIM AND

LEAVE HIM.

IMAGINE YOUR PETER, AND

YOU'VE SEEN ALL OF THE

MIRACLES, YOU'VE LIVED WITH

JESUS FOR THREE YEARS,

YOU'VE ACKNOWLEDGED HE IS

THE MESSIAH, BUT WHEN IT

CAME YOUR TIME TO STAND UP,

YOU SAID, I DON'T EVEN KNOW

THE MAN.

YOU WERE SO AFRAID OF THE

SERVANT GIRL IN THE HIGH

PRIEST HOUSE, HE SAID, I

DON'T EVEN KNOW HIM.

HOW DO YOU GET RESTORED?

HOW DO YOU GET FORGIVEN FOR

THAT?

WELL, JESUS HAD A PLAN.

HE CAME TO HIM.

YOU FIND IT IN THE 21st

CHAPTER.

THEY HAD BREAKFAST

TOGETHER.

THEY SAT DOWN AND HAD A

MEAL.

AND HE SAYS TO THEM, SIMON,

SON OF JONAH, DO YOU LOVE ME

MORE THAN THESE?

AND PETER SAID TO HIM, YES,

LORD, YOU KNOW THAT I LOVE

YOU.

AND JESUS RESPONDED, FEED MY

LAMB.

SO A SECOND TIME JESUS

APPROACHED HIM, AND IT

MATCHES THE THREE TIMES --

HE COMES TO HIM THREE TIMES,

AND IT MATCHES THE THREE

TIMES THAT PETER DENIED

HIM.

SIMON, SON OF JONAH, DO YOU

LOVE ME?

HE SAID, YES, LORD, YOU KNOW

I LOVE.

AND HE SAID, TEND MY

SHEEP.

THIS TIME AROUND HE'S

TALKING ABOUT THE

SHEPHERDING.

AND THIS TIME IT IS TEND MY

SHEEP.

SOMETIMES THERE IS A

SHEPHERD, AND YOU HAVE TO

BREAK OUT THE ROD AND THE

STAFF TO COMFORT THE SHEEP.

YOU'VE GOT TO BRING THEM

INTO LINE.

HE SAYS, SHEPHERD THEM, TEND

MY SHEEP.

AND THEN THE THIRD TIME,

SIMON, SON OF JONAH, DO YOU

LOVE ME?

AND PETER WAS GRIEVED

BECAUSE HE SAID TO HIM THE

THIRD TIME, LORD, YOU KNOW

ALL THINGS.

YOU KNOW THAT I LOVE YOU.

AND JESUS SAID TO HIM, FEED

MY SHEEP.

THAT'S HOW GOD MAKES

SHEPHERDS AFTER HIS OWN

HEART.

HE WILL ASK YOU, DO YOU LOVE

ME?

AND IF YOU TRULY LOVE HIM,

THEN YOU'LL WANT TO FEED THE

SHEEP.

YOU'LL WANT TO HAVE OTHER

CHILDREN OF GOD COME INTO

THE FULLNESS OF THE

KNOWLEDGE OF HIM.

OF HIS HEART.

THAT'S WHY HAD STRANGER

KNOCKED ON THE DOOR.

THAT'S WHY THAT FRIEND CAME

WITH A BIBLE STUDY.

THAT'S WHY THAT PASTOR WAS

THERE.

READY, WILLING, AND ABLE TO

SHOW HER A DEEPER

RELATIONSHIP, THE KNOWLEDGE

AND UNDERSTANDING OF GOD.

SO IF YOU WANT TO DO THAT,

IF YOU WANT TO SAY, OKAY, I

WANT TO BE A MESSENGER AFTER

GOD'S OWN HEART, I WANT TO

BE ABLE TO DO THAT, WELL, IT

STARTS WITH LOVING HIM.

AND WHEN YOU LOVE HIM WITH

ALL OF YOUR HEART, ALL YOUR

STRENGTH, EVERYTHING THAT IS

WITHIN YOU, THEN YOU CAN'T

HELP BUT BE A MESSENGER

AFTER HIS OWN HEART BECAUSE

HE LOVES YOU WITH EVERYTHING

THAT IS WITHIN HIM.

STILL AHEAD, WE'RE GOING TO

BE PRAYING FOR YOU.

PLUS A STORY OF HOPE IN THE

MIDST OF HEARTACHE.

I TOLD GOD, I SAID, I

DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY YOU

WOULD LEAVE ME HERE AND TAKE

MY BABY.

YOU COULD HAVE TAKEN ME AND

LEFT HER HERE.

Gordon: WHY SHE SAYS

SHE CAN SMILE AGAIN, RIGHT

AFTER THIS.

Gordon: OVER

121 MILLION PEOPLE STRUGGLE

WITH DEPRESSION WORLDWIDE.

AND SHARMISHIO WAS ONE OF

THEM.

SHE LOST THREE BABIES

SHORTLY AFTER THEIR BIRTHS,

HOWEVER SHE STILL HAS HOPE

FOR THE FUTURE.

AND HERE IS WHY.

Reporter: AS A NEONATAL

NURSE, SHARMISHIO HAS SHARED

IN A MOTHER'S JOY OF HAVING

A HEALTHY BABY.

SHE HAS ALSO FELT THEIR PAIN

WHEN THEIR NEWBORN'S LIFE

HANGS IN THE BALANCE.

I USED TO WORK IN A

HOSPITAL THAT TOOK CARE OF

LOW INCOME, HOMELESS, AND

DRUG-ADDICTED BABIES AND

THINGS OF THAT NATURE.

SO IT EVEN MADE ME MORE

APPRECIATE LIFE AND KNOW

THAT IF A BABY MADE IT, IT'S

BECAUSE GOD HAS A PLAN FOR

THAT BABY'S LIFE.

Reporter: SHARMISHIO

KNOWS ALL TOO WELL THAT SOME

DON'T MAKE IT.

IN 2012, HER DAUGHTER OLIVIA

DIED SHORTLY AFTER BIRTH.

IT WAS A SHOCK WHEN I

FIRST SAW HER.

BECAUSE SHE LOOKED JUST LIKE

ME.

I TOLD GOD, I SAID, I DON'T

UNDERSTAND WHY YOU WOULD

LEAVE ME HERE AND TAKE MY

BABY.

YOU COULD HAVE TAKEN ME AND

LEFT HER HERE.

Reporter: BUT THIS

WASN'T THE FIRST TIME

SHARMISHIO AND HER HUSBAND

CHRIS HAD FELT THE PAIN OF

LOSING A BABY.

IN FACT, IT HAD HAPPENED

THREE TIMES BEFORE.

SHE REMEMBERS SURPRISING

CHRIS WHEN SHE BECAME

PREGNANT WITH THEIR FIRST

CHILD.

YOU SEE IT SO MANY TIMES

IN THE MOVIES, BUT THAT'S

WHAT I DID, I SHOWED HIM.

AND WE WERE TALKING ABOUT

WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO WITH

THE GUEST ROOM.

Reporter: BEFORE THEY

CAN EVEN PICK OUT A CRIB,

SHARMISHIO MISCARRIED IN HER

FIRST TRIMESTER.

CHRIS TRIED TO REASSURE

HER.

HE WAS OKAY.

HE WAS, LIKE, WE'LL JUST TRY

AGAIN.

Reporter: THEY DID AND

WERE EXPECTING TWIN BOYS.

THEY LOST BOTH OF THEM.

THE TWINS WAS VERY TOUGH

BECAUSE WE CAME UP WITH THE

NAMES, JOSHUA AND CALEB.

CALEB CAME OUT AND HE WAS

ACTUALLY ALIVE.

AND SO THEY GAVE ME CALEB,

AND I HELD ON TO HIM, AND HE

WAS MOVING AROUND IN MY

ARMS.

I FELT HIS HEART BEATING,

AND HE THEN YOU SEE THE

HEART BEAT GOING SLOWER AND

SLOWER AND SLOWER UNTIL HE

EVENTUALLY PASSED.

CHRIS AN I GRIEVED, AND

WE GRIEVED TOGETHER.

WE DIDN'T ANTICIPATE GETTING

PREGNANT AGAIN.

IT JUST HAPPENED.

TWO MONTHS LATER, ACTUALLY,

WE WERE PREGNANT AGAIN.

Reporter: THEY NAMED

THEIR DAUGHTER OLIVIA AND

HOPED THIS TIME WOULD BE

DIFFERENT.

BUT DOCTORS WARNED THEM

SOMETHING WAS WRONG.

THE HOSPITAL HAD PREPARED

US BECAUSE HER KIDNEYS

DIDN'T FORM, AND HER HEART

WAS SO BADLY DEFORMED.

Reporter: THE SAME

THING HAPPENED WITH CALEB

AND JOSHUA.

WHAT THEY HAD WAS CALLED

PYROSYNDROME.

AND I WAS TOLD BY MY O.B.,

SOMETIMES THIS HAPPENS, BUT

YOU HAVE A ONE IN A MILLION

CHANCE OF THIS HAPPENING

AGAIN, AND IT HAPPENED

AGAIN.

Reporter: SHE CARRIED

OLIVIA FULL TERM, BUT THE

BABY LIVED OWN 20 MINUTES.

SHE FELL INTO A DEEP

DEPRESSION, AND ANY GRIP SHE

HAD LEFT ON HER FAITH WAS

SLIPPING.

IT WAS A DARK PLACE.

I FELT LOST.

I WOULD TRY TO PRAY, READ MY

BIBLE.

I WAS SO SAD.

I WAS VERY ANGRY FOR A WHILE

THERE.

BASICALLY SHE WAS TO THE

POINT WHERE SHE DIDN'T WANT

TO HEAR ANYTHING ABOUT GOD.

Reporter: SHE DIDN'T

WANT TO LIVE, EITHER.

I CAME HOME FROM WORK ONE

DAY AND SHE TOLD ME THAT,

YOU KNOW, SHE WAS THINKING

ABOUT WRITING ME A LETTER,

ENDING HER LIFE.

Reporter: THEY MANAGED

TO MAKE IT THROUGH THE DAY.

THE NEXT MORNING CHRIS

HESITATED TO LEAVE HIS WIFE

ALONE.

THE LORD JUST KIND OF

GAVE ME A PEACE THAT IT'S

GOING TO ULTIMATELY BE

OKAY.

Reporter: AF AFTER

CHRIS LEFT, SHARISHIO

STARTED WATCHING

TELEVISION.

SHE CAME ACROSS "THE 700

CLUB."

AND PAT ROBERTSON WAS

TALKING ABOUT GRIEF.

Pat: IF YOU'VE LOST A

LOVED ONE, THE GRIEF CAN BE

UNIMAGINABLE.

BUT REMEMBER, IF THAT LOVED

ONE IS WITH JESUS, HE OR SHE

IS HAPPIER THAN YOU CAN

POSSIBLY DREAM.

AND THERE WILL BE GREAT

REUNIONS IN HEAVEN.

Reporter: THEN HE

PRAYED.

Pat: FATHER, IN THIS

AUDIENCE THERE ARE PEOPLE

WHO ARE SUFFERING GRIEF.

THEY HAVE LOST A LOVED ONE.

THEY'VE LOST A CHILD AND

THEY HURT.

RECEIVE AN ANSWER TO YOUR

PRAYER.

MAY THE PEACE OF GOD FLOOD

YOU NOW.

MY PEACE I GIVE UNTO YOU,

NOT AS THE WORLD, JESUS

SAYS, BUT I GIVE YOU MY

PEACE.

THE PEACE THAT SURPASSES

UNDERSTANDING SHALL KEEP

YOUR HEARTS AND MINDS IN

CHRIST JESUS.

AND I GAVE GOD PRAISE.

AND SUCH A SPIRIT OF

HEAVINESS WAS LIFTED OFF OF

ME.

CHRIS CAME HOME AND I WAS

SMILING.

AND HE WAS, LIKE, YOU HAD A

REALLY GOOD DAY.

I SAID, I CAN TELL YOU

HAD A REALLY GOOD DAY.

AND I SAID, YES, AND I TOLD

HIM ABOUT "THE 700 CLUB."

AND A WEEK OR SO WENT BY,

AND I WANTED TO GO TO

CHURCH.

AND HE WAS, LIKE, YOU DO?

AND I WAS, I'M READY.

Reporter: AND SHE WAS

READY TO LET GO OF HER ANGER

TOWARDS GOD.

AND IN TIME, SHE DID.

ONCE I REALLY BEGAN TO

WORSHIP GOD AND REALLY SEEK

HIS FACE.

HE GAVE ME -- HIS PRESENCE

JUST GAVE ME A PEACE.

Reporter: SHARMISHIO

SAYS GOD DOES MUCH MORE THAN

JUST HELP YOU COPE WITH YOUR

PAIN.

JESUS SAID, I'LL WIPE

AWAY EVERY TEAR.

I'M WHOLE, MADE WHOLE

AGAIN.

Gordon: WE'VE GOT A

PRAYER REQUEST, AND DREW

SAYS, "I SUFFER WITH

OVEREATING.

WHEN I'M STRESSED, I CAN'T

HELP BUT OVEREAT, BUT I'M

GAINING A LOT OF WEIGHT AND

I'M FEELING MORE DEPRESSED.

SO I EAT MORE.

I CAN'T SEEM TO BREAK THIS

CYCLE.

PLEASE PRAY THAT GOD WOULD

SET ME FREE."

JANICE WRITES, "MY PARENTS

DIED TRAGICALLY RECENTLY,

AND I CAN'T SEEM TO MOVE

ON.

I KNOW GOD HAS A PLAN FOR

ME, BUT I'M SO DEPRESSED.

I CAN BARELY GET THROUGH THE

DAY.

PLEASE PRAY THAT I WILL FIND

JOY AGAIN."

AND DONNA WRITES IN, "I HAVE

HAD NUMEROUS SPINE PROBLEMS

AND HURT MOST DAYS.

I WANT TO ATTEND CHURCH, BUT

BEING DISABLED, IT IS NOT

POSSIBLE.

MY FAMILY IS NOT

SUPPORTIVE.

THEY'RE VERY DISTANT, EVEN

THOUGH THEY'RE RIGHT HERE IN

TOWN.

I'M LONELY AND LONG FOR A

CHRISTIAN FAMILY.

I'M DEPRESSED AND I DON'T

KNOW WHAT TO DO.

WILL YOU PLEASE PRAY FOR

ME."

WE'RE GOING TO DO THAT.

AND JESSICA IS GOING TO LEAD

US.

I SENSE THE LORD WAS

SAYING THAT IN HIS WORD HE

SAYS THAT HE HEALS THE

BROKENHEARTED, AND HE BINDS

UP THEIR WOUNDS.

AND IF YOU'REHURSTING TODAY,

YOU'RE HURTING TODAY, IF

YOU'RE STRUGGLING WITH

DEPRESSION, KNOW THAT'S A

PROMISE YOU CAN TAKE HOLD

OF.

SO LET'S GO TO PRAYER.

HEAVENLY FATHER, WE JUST

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR

PRESENCE THAT IS ALWAYS HERE

WITH US.

LORD, WHEN WE ARE NOT

FAITHFUL, YOU REMAIN

FAITHFUL.

FATHER, WE THANK YOU THAT

YOUR WORD SAYS THAT IF IT

MATTERS TO US, THEN IT

MATTERS TO YOU.

AND THAT WE CAN CAST ALL OF

OUR CARES UPON YOU.

FATHER, WE JUST LIFT UP

THESE REQUESTS FOR DREW AND

JANICE AND DONNA, AND WE ASK

THAT YOUR KINGDOM COME INTO

THEIR LIVES RIGHT NOW.

FATHER, WE ASK THAT YOUR

LOVING PRESENCE ENVELOPE

THEM.

FATHER, THAT YOU WOULD TOUCH

THEIR HEARTS AND YOU WOULD

GO TO THE ROOT OF THE PAIN.

FOR TRUTH THAT IS TRIGGERING

THIS OVEREATING AND CAUSING

THIS CYCLE.

LORD, WE DECLARE

BREAKTHROUGH, THAT YOUR LOVE

WOULD END THAT CYCLE.

FATHER, FOR JANICE, LORD, WE

JUST PAY FOR CLOSURE, AND

THAT IN THE GRIEVING PROCESS

SHE WILL SENSE AND KNOW YOUR

LOVE.

AND FINALLY FOR DONNA, LORD,

WE JUST ASK THAT YOU WOULD

BRING PEOPLE AROUND HERE TO

ENCOURAGE HER, BUT FIRST AND

FOREMOST, THAT SHE WOULD

ENCOUNTER YOUR LOVE AND THAT

SHE WOULD KNOW THAT YOU

NEVER LEAVE US AND YOU NEVER

FORSAKE US.

WE ASK ALL OF THESE THINGS

IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

Gordon: IF YOU NEED

PRAYER, WE'RE HERE FOR YOU

24 HOURS A DAY, SEVEN DAYS A

WEEK.

AND IT'S OUR HONOR AND OUR

PRIVILEGE TO PRAY FOR YOU.

SO IF YOU NEED THAT, IF

YOU'RE SUFFERING, WHETHER

IT'S A NEED FOR HEALING, A

NEED FOR DEPRESSION, YOU

WANT TO PRAY FOR FAMILY

MEMBERS, WHATEVER THE NEED,

WE'RE HERE FOR YOU.

CALL US.

1-888-777-1999.

WELL, COMING UP, A YOUNG

GIRL MOVES FROM THE TRASH

DUMP TO THE CLASSROOM, AND

HOW YOU MADE IT HAPPEN.

ALL THAT IS RIGHT AFTER

THIS.

Gordon: EVERY DAY,

HANNAH PICKED GARBAGE, ALONG

WITH HER SISTER, BUT IT WAS

THE ONLY WAY THEY COULD

SURVIVE.

Reporter: HANNAH AND

HER TWO SISTERS MOVED TO

THEIR GRANDMOTHERS AFTER

THEIR MOTHER DIED.

BUT THEIR GRANDMOTHER WAS

TOO FEEBLE TO WORK.

EVER DAY, SHE AND HER SISTER

PICKED THROUGH THE GARBAGE.

ON A GOOD DAY, HANNAH MAKES

ABOUT 60 CENTS, ENOUGH TO

BUY A FEW CUPS OF RICE.

WHEN I PICK THROUGH THE

TRASH, I'M ALWAYS AFRAID I

WILL CATCH A DISEASE, BUT I

DO IT BECAUSE I WANT TO HELP

MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS.

Reporter:

"OPERATION BLESSING" FIRST

MET HANNAH AT A MEDICAL

MISSION IN THEIR TOWN.

WE PROVIDED ALL OF THE

CHILDREN WITH FREE MEDICAL

CARE.

THEN WE MET WITH HER AND

DISCOVERED THAT NONE OF THE

CHILDREN WERE ABLE TO ATTEND

SCHOOL BECAUSE OF A LACK OF

FUNDS.

THIS IS MARVIC MERCADO FROM

THE PHILADELPHIA.

> PHILIPPINES.

WE PAID FEES FOR UNIFORM,

SCHOOL SUPPLIES, AND MONEY

FOR THE BUS.

Reporter: AND

"OPERATION BLESSING" GIVES

THE CHILDREN MONEY EACH

MONTH TO BUY FOOD SO THEY'LL

NEVER AGAIN HAVE TO PICK

THROUGH THE TRASH.

I THANK GOD FOR

"OPERATION BLESSING."

Gordon: AND THEY'RE

THANKING GOD FOR YOU, IF

YOU'RE A MEMBER OF "THE 700

CLUB," BECAUSE A PORTION OF

EVERY GIFT GOES INTO THE

WORK OF "OPERATION BLESSING"

TO HELP PEOPLE AROUND THE

WORLD.

IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF

IT, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS

PICK UP THE PHONE AND CALL

US.

1-888-777-1999.

JUST SAY, I WANT TO JOIN

"THE 700 CLUB."

HOW MUCH IS THAT?

WELL, IT'S $20 A MONTH, AND

THAT BREAKS DOWN TO JUST 65

CENTS A DAY.

AND YOU JOIN WITH TENS OF

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE THAT

WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN

THE WORLD, WHO WANT TO REACH

OUT WITH HANDS OF LOVE AND

COMPASSION TO THOSE IN

NEED.

WHEN YOU CALL, ASK FOR

PLEDGE EXPRESS.

THAT'S ELECTRONIC MONTHLY

GIVING.

THAT'S WHERE THE BANK DOES

ALL OF THE WORK.

THERE ARE NO CHECKS TO

WRITE, NOTHING TO MAIL IN,

AND WE CAN SAVE SO MUCH ON

THE PROCESSING FEES, WE CAN

SEND AS OUR GIFT TO YOU,

"POWER FOR LIFE," MONTHLY

TEACHING C.D.s.

SO IF YOU WOULD LIKE THOSE,

ASK FOR PLEDGE EXPRESS WHEN

YOU CALL.

OR YOU CAN LOG ON TO

cbn.com BECAUSE WHEN YOU

SIGN UP, YOU'LL

AUTOMATICALLY SIGN UP FOR

PLEDGE EXPRESS.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH PSALMS 30:

"YOU HAVE TURNED FOR ME MY

MOURNING INTO DANCING.

YOU HAVE PUT OFF MY SACK

CLOTH AND CLOTHED ME WITH

GLADNESS, TO THE END THAT MY

GLORY MAY SING PRAISE TO YOU

AND NOT BE SILENT.

O LORD MY GOD, I WILL GIVE

THANKS TO YOU FOREVER."

GIVE HIM THANKS FOR WHAT HE

HAS GIVEN YOU.

GIVE HIM THANKS FOR THE

BREATH THAT YOU HAVE, AND

SEE WHAT HAPPENS.

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