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700 Club Interactive: Life Changer - June 5, 2014

What does it take to change a life? See how one woman had her entire life transformed. Read Transcript


Gordon: HER HUSBAND

CHEATS, AND HE TAKES DRASTIC

MEASURES.

I'M GOING TO BE THE WILD,

CRAZY GIRL THAT EVERYBODY

WANTS.

Gordon: THEN HITS ROCK

BOTTOM.

I WAS SO HIGH ON COCAINE,

I FELT DISGUSTED AND JUST

CRIED AND CRIED.

Gordon: HOW SHE FOUND

PEACE 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 THE SHOW.

IF YOU HAD TO GUESS HOW MANY

AMERICANS BELIEVE IT IS OKAY

TO CHEAT ON YOUR SPOUSE,

WHAT WOULD YOU SAY?

5%?

10%?

WELL, BELIEVE IT OR NOT, 20%

OF AMERICANS SAY THAT

ADULTERY IS MORALLY

ACCEPTABLE.

Terry: TIANA MILLER

WASN'T AMONG THE 20%, BUT

HER HUSBAND WAS.

HE CHEATED ON HER, AND HER

LIFE FELL APART.

SHE TURNED TO DRUGS TO NUMB

THE PAIN, BUT NOTHING WORKED

UNTIL SHE FOUND WHAT SHE WAS

LOOKING FOR DURING A

SLEEPLESS NIGHT, HIGH ON

COCAINE.

MY SELF-ESTEEM HAD BEEN

SHATTERED SO MUCH THAT MY

NUMBER ONE GOAL WAS JUST

FIND A WAY TO PROVE TO

MARITIME, O MYSELF OR TO

PROVE TO HIM THAT I WAS

WORTHY AND THAT PEOPLE

WANTED ME AND HE HAD MADE A

MISTAKE.

I MET MY HUSBAND WHEN I

WAS 18.

I HAD JUST GRADUATED HIGH

SCHOOL.

WE HAD LIVED TOGETHER FOR A

COUPLE OF YEARS, AND WE HAD

BEEN MARRIED FOR ABOUT A

YEAR WHEN I DISCOVERED HE

HAD BEEN HAVING AN AFFAIR.

IT JUST REALLY DEVASTATED

ME.

AND I DIDN'T REALLY KNOW HOW

TO COMFORT MYSELF.

I JUST KIND OF TOOK ON THAT

PERSONA OF I'M GOING TO BE

THE PRETTIEST, I'M GOING TO

BE THE MOST DESIRABLE, AND

I'M GOING TO BE THE WILD,

CRAZY GIRL THAT EVERYBODY

WANTS.

AND I JUST PURSUED THAT.

I KIND OF RECONNECTED, AFTER

MY DIVORCE, WITH SOME

FRIENDS FROM HIGH SCHOOL

THAT I HAD LOST TOUCH WITH

FOR A FEW YEARS.

AND, OF COURSE, THEY WERE

ALL OUT KIND OF IN THE BAR

SCENE.

THE SOCIAL LIFE JUST KIND OF

BEGAN TO JUST TAKE OVER ME

AND MY DEPARTMENTTITY. IDENTITY.

A LOT OF THE PEOPLE THAT I

WAS FRIENDS WITH WERE REALLY

KIND OF BIG CITY DRUG

DEALERS, AND A LOT OF THEM

WORKED OR RAN SOME OF THEIR

DRUGS OUT OF STRIP CLUBS OR

A LOT OF KIND OF THE HIGHER

END CLUBS.

I WAS VERY CAUGHT UP IN IT.

WE WOULD GO TO THESE REALLY

HIGH-END CLUBS.

WE WOULD GO BACK TO THE

V.I.P. SECTION, THE PRIVATE

ROOMS, WHERE WE WOULD JUST

DO WHATEVER DRUGS WE WANTED

TO DO.

THEY WERE ALWAYS AVAILABLE.

I NEVER HAD TO PAY FOR

THEM.

WE WOULD JUST WALK IN AND BE

GIVEN BOTTLES OF CHAMPAGNE.

IT WAS JUST LIKE I HAD FOUND

THIS ASSOCIATION THROUGH

THESE PEOPLE THAT I WAS

HANGING OUT WITH THAT JUST

HAD THIS LIFESTYLE THAT

PRESENTED ITSELF THAT IT WAS

SO GLAMOROUS.

I DID NOT KNOW THAT MY

LIFESTYLE WAS HURTING ME

BECAUSE I WAS SUCCESSFUL.

I OWNED MY OWN CLEANING

SERVICE.

I WENT TO WORK EVERY DAY.

I WAS A COMPLETELY, 100%

FUNCTIONING ALCOHOLIC.

AND I JUSTIFIED MY LIFESTYLE

BY THINKING, I'M A YOUNG

WOMAN.

I WENT THROUGH THIS DIVORCE,

SO I FELT LIKE I HAD

PERMISSION TO JUST ACT THIS

WAY AND LIVE THIS LIFESTYLE

FOR A FEW YEARS, AND THEN

I'LL GROW UP LATER.

I MAINTAINED THAT FOR A LONG

TIME, UNTIL I JUST STARTED

GETTING CAUGHT UP MORE AND

MORE.

MY BROTHER HAD INVITED ME TO

GO TO CHURCH WITH HIM ON

EASTER.

THAT WAS THE FIRST TIME I

HAD EVER HEARD THE GOSPEL.

SOMETHING INSIDE ME SAID

THAT THIS ISN'T FOR ME RIGHT

NOW BECAUSE I WOULD HAVE TO

CLEAN UP A LOT OF THINGS AND

I WOULD HAVE TO CHANGE A LOT

OF THINGS, BUT MAYBE ONE

DAY.

AFTER I HAD GONE TO CHURCH

THAT EASTER, I WAS LIVING

WITH MY FRIEND, IN A PLACE

WHERE WE HAD A LOT OF

PARTIES AND THERE WAS A LOT

OF DRUG USE, AND ALL OF A

SUDDEN PEOPLE THAT WE KNEW,

THE PEOPLE THAT WOULD COME

TO OUR PARTIES, THE DRUG

DEALERS THAT WE HUNG OUT

WITH, WERE STARTING TO GET

ARRESTED.

WE HAD HEARD THAT OUR

APARTMENT WAS BEING WATCHED,

AND WE FELT LIKE WE NEEDED

TO SEPARATE.

I ENDED UP MOVING, AND SO

SOME TIME HAD GONE BY.

WE HAD DECIDED WE WOULD MEET

FOR DINNER ONE NIGHT.

AND WE MET FOR DINNER AT THE

PLACE WHERE WE ALWAYS WENT

FOR HAPPY HOUR.

AND WE DID START HAVING SOME

DRINKS.

AND IT WAS JUST A FEW HOURS

LATER WE WERE ON THE PHONE,

MAKING CALLS, GOING TO PICK

UP A BAG OF COCAINE.

WE WERE BACK AT HER HOUSE,

AND WE WERE DOING DRUGS.

I WAS SO HIGH ON COCAINE.

SHE WAS ABLE TO GO TO BED.

AND I FELT DISGUSTED.

AND I JUST SAT ON HER COUCH

AND JUST CRIED AND CRIED.

I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT MADE

ME THINK TO PRAY, OR WHAT

MADE ME THINK OF GOD, BUT I

DID.

AND I JUST CRIED OUT.

AND I BEGGED THE LORD.

I SAID, IF YOU ARE OUT THERE

AND YOU ARE REAL, PLEASE

SHOW ME.

AND IF YOU WILL GIVE ME A

DIFFERENT LIFE, I WILL BE

ANYBODY YOU WANT ME TO BE.

AND I WILL DO ANYTHING THAT

YOU ASK ME TO DO.

I FELT A SENSE OF PEACE

AFTER I PRAYED THAT PRAYER.

I KNEW THAT IT WAS THE ONLY

HOPE THAT I HAD.

IT WAS STILL A PROCESS FOR

ME.

BUT LITTLE BY LITTLE I

STARTED GOING TO CHURCH ON A

REGULAR BASIS.

ONCE I REALLY STARTED

LEARNING WHO JESUS WAS,

IMMEDIATELY THE LORD PUT ME

ON A JOURNEY TO DISCOVER MY

IDENTITY IN HIM.

AND I STARTED REALIZING I

DIDN'T HAVE TO PURSUE BEING

SPECIAL, THAT I WAS ALREADY

SPECIAL.

I JUST FOUND THAT WITH

JESUS, I MEET THE STANDARD.

WHERE IN THE WORLD, SUCH OF

THIS IMAGE, THIS IS WHAT

BEAUTIFUL LOOKS LIKE.

THATHAT'S A STANDARD I'M

NEVER GOING TO ATTAIN.

BUT IN JESUS I'M ALREADY

BEAUTIFUL, BECAUSE HE

CREATED ME AND HE DEFINES MY

IDENTITY.

AND WHEN I COME TO KNOW

MYSELF IN HIM, I ALREADY

MEASURE UP.

Gordon: THAT'S THE

KEY.

WHEN YOU FIND YOURSELF IN

HIM.

HE WILL TAKE YOU ON A

WONDERFUL JOURNEY, A JOURNEY

WHERE YOU DISCOVER JUST HOW

VALUABLE YOU ARE TO HIM,

JUST HOW SPECIAL, HOW UNIQUE

YOU ARE.

AND THEN ALONG THAT JOURNEY,

HE SHOWS YOU WHAT WONDERFUL

THINGS YOU CAN DO WITH HIM.

THE GREAT ADVENTURES THAT HE

HAS FOR US.

YOU CAN PRAY THE SAME PRAYER

THAT SHE PRAYED.

JESUS, IF YOU'RE THERE, IF

YOU'RE REAL, COULD YOU SHOW

UP?

SHE ADDED TO IT, I'LL LIVE

WHATEVER LIFE YOU WANT ME TO

LIVE.

SHE WAS AT THAT POINT OF

DESPERATION TO SAY, I'M SO

TIRED OF WHAT I'M DOING.

I'M SO TIRED OF THE CYCLE OF

I GO TO A BAR, I DRINK, I DO

DRUGS, AND THEN I WONDER

WHAT AM I DOING?

JESUS, IF YOU'RE REAL, COULD

YOU SHOW UP FOR ME?

COULD YOU BE REAL FOR ME?

IF YOU PRAY THAT WITH ALL OF

YOUR HEART, THE BIBLE SAYS,

"WHEN YOU SEEK ME WITH ALL

OF YOUR HEART, THEN YOU'LL

FIND ME."

AND THE WONDERFUL THING IS

WHEN YOU FIND HIM, YOU FIND

YOURSELF.

BECAUSE WHEN YOU ARE WITH

HIM, YOU START UNDERSTANDING

YOUR PURPOSE, THE MEANING OF

YOUR LIFE, HOW VALUABLE YOU

ARE TO HIM.

EVERYTHING SNAPS INTO PLACE

AND SUDDENLY YOU HAVE

SOMETHING TO LIVE FOR.

YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO

ACHIEVE.

YOU AND GOD CAN GO DO

WONDERFUL THINGS TOGETHER.

IF YOU'LL ONLY LET HIM.

IF YOU'RE AT THAT POINT

WHERE YOU WANT THAT CHANGE,

WHERE YOU WANT TO FIND OUT

WHO'S THE REAL YOU, YOU

ALREADY KNOW THE BAD PART OF

YOU.

WELL, DO YOU WANT TO FIND

THE GOOD PART?

DO YOU WANT TO FIND THE PART

THAT GOD WANTS TO REDEEM,

GOD WANTS TO SAVE, GOD WANTS

TO SET FREE?

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CALL

US.

THE NUMBER IS ON THE SCREEN,

1-888-777-1999.

WHEN YOU CALL, I'VE GOT

SOMETHING FOR YOU.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS SAY, I

WANT TO KNOW WHO I AM IN

CHRIST.

I WANT TO KNOW IF I CAN MEET

JESUS TODAY.

I WANT TO KNOW IF HE IS

REAL.

WE'LL BE GLAD TO PRAY WITH

YOU, AND THEN WE'VE GOT

SOMETHING FOR YOU.

IT'S CALLED "A NEW DAY."

HOW DO YOU LIVE THE

CHRISTIAN LIFE?

WHAT DO CHRISTIANS BELIEVE?

HOW DO YOU ESTABLISH AN

ONGOING RELATIONSHIP WITH

THE LIVING GOD.

ALL OF IT IS FREE.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS PICK

UP THE PHONE AND CALL THAT

NUMBER?

COMING UP, A LIFE OF CRIME

AT A YOUNG AGE.

I DID MY FIRST DRIVE-BY

WHEN I WAS 14 YEARS OLD.

WE WERE JUST IN THE CAR, AND

WE WOULD RIDE AROUND LOOKING

FOR OUR ENEMIES, AND WE

WOULD BLAST THEM.

Gordon: SEE HOW HE WENT

FROM GANGSTER TO PREACHER

WHEN WE COME BACK.

Gordon: EARLIER IN THE

SHOW, WE MET A WOMAN WHO

STRUGGLED TO FIND HER

IDENTITY.

ADAM WAS IN THE SAME

BOATMENT FOBOAT.

FOR HIM, GANG LIFE WASN'T

JUST IN THE MOVIES.

IT WAS SOMETHING HE LIVED

EVERY DAY.

AND BY THE TIME HE WAS 14,

ADAM WAS INVOLVED IN HIS

FIRST DRIVEBY SHOOTING.

*

*

I JUST REMEMBER WAKING

UP, AND I COULD HEAR MY

GRANDPARENTS SINGING.

I WOULD TEAR UP.

AND IT WAS A VERY POWERFUL

THING.

I COME FROM A SAMOAN

CULTURE, THE SOUTH PACIFIC.

AND WE'RE HAPPY PEOPLE.

WE LOVE TO EAT AND WE LOVE

TO SING AND DANCE.

MY PARENTS DIVORCED WHEN I

WAS TWO YEARS OLD.

MY FATHER -- HE WAS AN

ALCOHOLIC, A VERY ABUSIVE

MAN.

MY GRANDPARENTS WERE THE

LOVE OF MY LIFE.

THEY TOOK ME IN.

AT A VERY YOUNG AGE.

WE MOVE TO COMPTON,

CALIFORNIA.

I GREW UP IN A GOOD HOME.

I WOULD HAVE TO BE IN THE

HOUSE BY 6:00.

I DID IT.

OR GRANDMA WOULD WHIP MY

BEHIND.

IT WASN'T UNTIL JUNIOR HIGH

WHEN I STARTED WITH ALCOHOL

AND MARIJUANA AND GIRLS, YOU

KNOW.

I GOT SUCKED INTO THE

ENVIRONMENT.

IT'S JUST WHEN I LEFT THE

HOUSE, IT WAS LIKE I WAS

LIVING TWO LIFESTYLES, YOU

KNOW?

IT HAPPENED SO FAST,

THOUGH.

I JOINED THE SAMOAN BLOOD

GANG OUT OF CARSON,

CALIFORNIA.

IT WAS ON THE EAST SIDE OF

CARSON AND THAT WAS CALLED

THE SPIRAL GANG.

THEY HAD ME SIT INDIAN STYLE

ON THE GROUND, AND THEY

CIRCLED LIKE SHARKS, AND IT

WENT OFF FOR A MINUTE OR

SO.

AND THAT WAS MY INITIATION.

THAT'S HOW I GOT INTO THE

GANG.

I FELT LIKE, WOW, I'VE

COMMITTED TO A NEW LIFE.

IT DID SOMETHING TO ME

MENTALLY AND SPIRITUALLY.

I WAS SOLD.

I BIT INTO THE LIE.

I WANTED TO BE COOL.

IT WOULD GO FROM, YOU KNOW,

FIGHTING, STEALING,

ROBBING.

I STARTED RUNNING THE

STREETS.

I STARTED SELLING CRACK

COCAINE.

AND I DID MY FIRST DRIVE-BY

WHEN I WAS 14 YEARS OLD.

WE WERE JUMP IN THE CAR,

RIDE AROUND LOOKING FOR OUR

ENEMIES, AND BLAST THEM.

I WAS SIX, SEVEN TIMES IN

AND OUT OF JAIL.

GANG-BANGING OUT HERE IN

L.A. IS LIKE BRUSHING FEITH,

YOU KNOW.

TEETH, YOU KNOW.

MY THOUGHT PROCESS WAS, I'M

GOING TO GET YOU BEFORE YOU

GET ME.

THE FIRST TIME ONE OF MY

FRIENDS GOT KILLED, I SHOULD

HAVE THOUGHT, MAYBE I SHOULD

STOP.

NO, I WAS SUCH A HARD ASS.

IT MADE ME ANGER TO SEE MY

HOME BOYS GET KILLED.

AND IT MADE ME THINK, YOU

KNOW, IT'S NEVER GOING TO

STOP.

I KNOW MY NEXT STEP IS DEATH

OR LIFE IN PRISON.

YOU START LOOKING AROUND,

AND I CAN HEAR IN MY SPIRIT,

YOU KNOW, LIKE, COME HOME.

THAT'S WHAT I HEARD.

I TOOK OFF.

WHEN I WOKE UP THE NEXT

MORNING, I COULD STILL HEAR

THAT VOICE, COME HOME,

BILL.

AND I THOUGHT, OKAY.

I KNOW I'M NOT CRAZY.

I NEED TO TALK TO SOMEBODY.

I CALLED UP MY SISTER.

AND I TOLD HER WHAT WAS

HAPPENING.

SHE STARTED SHARING THE

GOSPEL WITH ME.

AND HER HUSBAND IS A PASTOR,

AND HE INVITED ME TO A

SERVICE.

AND HE WAS PREACHING AND

TEACHING THE WORD OF GOD

LIKE I HAD NEVER HEARD IT

BEFORE.

HE STARTED TALKING ABOUT MY

LIFE.

I STARTED GETTING SCARED.

THIS FEAR CAME OVER

ME, LIKE, YOU KNOW, THIS GOD

MY GRANDPARENTS WERE

TEACHING ME ABOUT, HE IS

REAL.

AND BOOM, I WOKE UP.

THAT WAS THE THING, I GAVE

MY LIFE TO JESUS CHRIST.

GOD OPENED UP MY EYES AND

SHOWED ME THE TRUTH ABOUT MY

LIFE AND ABOUT THE GOSPEL OF

JESUS CHRIST.

IT BLEW MY MIND.

WE BEGAN THIS PROCESS THAT I

NEVER KNEW.

MURDER, ROBBING, STEALING,

SEEING PRO PROSTITUTES,

DESTROYING YOUNG FAMILIES --

IT'S AMAZING HOW GOD COULD

TAKE SOMEBODY LIKE ME AND

CHANGE THAT PERSON'S LIFE

AND TURN IT AROUND TO JESUS

FOR HIS GLORY.

MY MINISTRY STARTS FIRST EN

M IN MY BACKYARD, MY

COMMUNITY, LONG BEACH,

CARSON AND COMPTON, THE

HARBOR AREA.

I KNOW YOU ARE DOING

GREAT THINGS IN HIS LIFE,

LORD.

CONTINUE TO FEED HIM AND

COVER HIM, LORD GOD.

GOD HAS GIVEN ME A HEART

TO FORGIVE AND TO LOVE.

I JUST LOVE PEOPLE NOW.

GOD DID A WORK IN MY LIFE.

I MEAN, GOD REALLY DID A

MIRACLE.

Gordon: GOD CAN DO A

MIRACLE FOR YOU.

HE CAN TURN YOU AROUND.

YOU LOOK AT ADAM'S LIFE, AND

WHAT A RECIPE FOR DISASTER.

WHERE IN FRONT OF HIM IS

DEATH, IT'S JAIL, MAYBE SOME

KIND OF INSTITUTION, MAYBE A

LIFE OF ADDICTION.

BUT GOD TURNED HIM AROUND,

AND HE'LL DO THAT FOR YOU.

AND DON'T THINK FOR A MINUTE

THAT YOU'VE GONE TOO FAR,

THAT SOMEHOW OR ANOTHER GOD

DOESN'T WANT TO HAVE

ANYTHING TO DO WITH YOU.

REALIZE YOU ARE STILL A

LIVING SOUL.

HIS BREATH CAUSED THAT TO

BE.

THE BIBLE SAYS HE BREATHED

ON ADAM, AND ADAM BECAME A

LIVING SOUL.

YOUR VERY LIFE COMIN COMES

FROM GOD.

THAT'S WHY YOU'RE SO

PRECIOUS TO HIM.

YOU'RE HIS CHILD, AND HE

DOESN'T WANT TO PUNISH YOU.

HE WANTS TO REDEEM YOU.

HE WANTS TO SET YOU FREE.

HE WANTS TO PUT YOU ON A

PATH TO LIFE AND LIFE MORE

ABUNDANTLY, FULL OF JOY

UNSPEAKABLE.

THAT'S WHAT HE WANTS FOR

YOU.

AND HE'S ABLE TO DO IT IF

YOU JUST SAY YES TO HIM.

ALL ADAM HAD TO DO WAS SAY

YES, GOD, I WANT YOU.

I WANT YOU IN MY LIFE.

IF YOU WANT THAT, CALL US.

WE'LL BE GLAD TO PRAY FOR

YOU.

WE'LL BE GLAD TO LET YOU

KNOW THAT GOD'S NOT ANGRY.

GOD IS A GOD OF LOVE, AND HE

IS THE REDEEMER, AND HE

WANTS TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE.

THE NUMBER IS ON THE

SCREEN.

1-888-777-1999.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, WE ARE

"700 CLUB INTERACTIVE," AND

WE WANT TO PRAY FOR YOU.

SO LET'S GO OVER TO JESSICA

AND SEE WHAT'S HAPPENING

ONLINE.

TERRY, WE HAVE A LOT OF

PEOPLE POSTING ON OUR

Facebook PAGE.

JONATHAN WRITES IN, "I HAVE

BEEN IN A GANG FOR FOUR

YEARS, BUT I WANT OUT.

I'M TIRED OF THIS LIFESTYLE

AND WANT TO START OVER, BUT

I'M SCARED.

PLEASE PRAY I WOULD HAVE THE

COURAGE TO WALK AWAY AND

START OVER."

MANDY SAYS, "MY BEST FRIEND

AND HER TWO CHILDREN

RECENTLY CAME TO LIVE WITH

ME.

SHE WAS LIVING ON THE

STREETS, HIGH ON DRUGS.

SHE IS NOW TRYING TO GET

CLEAN.

I WANT HER TO CHANGE HER

LIFE AND STAY STRAIGHT, BUT

I CAN'T DO THIS WITHOUT

GOD.

PLEASE PRAY THAT GOD WILL

HELP ME AND THAT SHE WILL

FIND JESUS AND STAY CLEAN."

Gordon: ALL RIGHT,

MANDY, WE'LL BE PRAYING FOR

THESE.

TERRY, WILL YOU LEAD THE

PRAYER?

Terry: I'D LOVE TO.

FATHER, WE KNOW THERE IS AN

ENEMY, AND THE WAY HE GETS

TO YOU IS BY ATTEMPTING TO

DESTROY US.

GOD, OPEN THE EYES OF OUR

UNDERSTANDING AND THE EARS

OF OUR HEART.

SO WE CAN HEAR YOU SAYING,

COME HOME TO THE FATHER

HEART OF GOD.

JONATHAN WAS CAUGHT UP IN

ALL OF THIS.

AND I ASK YOU TO SET HIM

FREE.

JESUS, YOU SAID THAT'S

EXACTLY WHY YOU CAME, TO SET

THE CAPTIVE FREE.

AND I THINK OF MANDY WHO HAS

TAKEN IN HER FRIEND AND

SHE'S GOT HER CHILDREN

LIVING WITH HER, TOO, AND

WHAT SHE SAID IS TRUE, WE

CAN'T DO ANY OF THIS WITHOUT

YOU.

WE LIFT OF JONATHAN AND

MANDY, AND MANDY'S CHILDREN

AND HER FRIEND, AND WE ASK

YOU TO DO A MIRACLE.

WE ASK YOU TO DO FOR THEM

WHAT YOU DID FOR ADAM.

WE ASK YOU TO GIVE THEM A

NEW BEGINNING, A FRESH

START, LIFE ABUNDANTLY, AS

YOU PROMISED.

WE PRAY THEY WILL BEGIN TO

UNDERSTAND YOU ARE THEIR ALL

IN ALL.

AND THAT YOU ARE AVAILABLE,

YOU ARE A PRAYER AWAY.

SO STRENGTHEN, ENCOURAGE,

EQUIP, GIVE EVERYTHING THAT

IS NEEDED TO DO WHAT YOU

CALLED THEM TO, GOD.

AND TO SET THEM FREE FROM

WHAT THE ENEMY WOULD HAVE

DESTROYED IN THEM.

GOD, WE PRAYEDED THAT THE

VICTORY THAT HAS ALREADY

BEEN WON BY JESUS WOULD NOT

NOW COME TO LIVE IN THEIR

LIVES AND THEIR HEARTS.

AND WE THANK YOU FOR THAT

VICTORY.

JESUS, WE THANK YOU THAT IT

HAS BEEN ACCOMPLISHED.

YOU HAVE VICTORY OVER DEATH

IN THE GRAVE, AND WE RECEIVE

IT TODAY, FATHER.

IN JESUS' MIGHTY NAME, WE

PRAY.

WE WANT TO ANSWER SOME OF

THE QUESTIONS YOU SENT INTO

US, BUT, STILL AHEAD, A

JEALOUS CO-WORKER SETS ONE

MAN UP FOR FAILURE.

I WAS FULL OF HATRED FOR

THE MAN WHO DID THIS TO ME.

Terry: FIND OUT HOW HE

FORGAVE THE MAN WHO TOOK HIS

JOB.

THAT'S NEXT.

Terry: IMAGINE YOU'RE

EXPECTING A PROMOTION AT

WORK AND YOU GET FIRED

INSTEAD, THROUGH NO FAULT OF

YOUR OWN.

THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED

TO AGUS.

TAKE A LOOK.

Reporter: AGUS LOVED

HIS JOB AS A SUPERVISOR AT A

FACTORY IN INDONESIA.

HE WAS DUE FOR A PROMOTION

PROMOTION, THAT IS UNTIL A

MAN PLANTED NOTHING IN HIS

BAG AND HE WAS FIRED.

I WAS FULL OF HATRED FOR

THE MAN WHO DID THIS TO ME.

AND MY FAMILY STARTED

FALLING APART.

Reporter: WHEN ALCOHOL

BEGAN TO NUMB HIS PAIN AND

ANGER, ANGUS TURNED TO HIS

MUSLIM ROOTS.

I TRIED ALL OF THE

RITUALS, BUT THAT DIDN'T

WORK EITHER.

Reporter: ANGUS FACED A

GROWING EMPTINESS INSIDE.

LATE ONE NIGHT HE CAME HOME

AND TURNED ON THE

TELEVISION.

HE STOPPED WHEN HE FOUND

CBN'S SALUCI.

"SALUCI" WAS ON AT

2 a.m. IN THE MORNING.

AND I PRAYED WITH THE

PEOPLE.

Reporter: WHEN THE HOST

ASKED PEOPLE TO PRAY WITH

HIM, ANGUS JOINED IN.

HE ASKED JESUS TO FORGIVE

HIM.

MY HEART THAT WAS FULL OF

HATRED WAS FULL OF

HAPPINESS.

Reporter: RECENTLY

ANGUS STARTED ATTENDING A

SMALL CHURCH, AND EVEN

INVITED HIS WIFE TO JOIN

HIM.

AND HE WAS EVEN ABLE TO FIND

ANOTHER JOB.

I WATCHED SA SALUCCI,

AND GOD USED THAT TO CHANGE

MY LIFE.

Terry: BEING THERE

RIGHT AT THE POINT OF NEED

IN PEOPLE'S LIVES.

THAT'S WHAT "THE 700 CLUB"

IS DOING AROUND THE WORLD.

A"SALUCCI" IS JUST ONE OF

THE PROGRAMS WE USE TO BRING

THE GOSPEL TO PEOPLE.

YOU CAN BE A PART OF ALL OF

THE THINGS THAT GO OUT TO

THE WORLD BY JOINING "THE

700 CLUB."

IT'S 65 CENTS A DAY, $20 A

MONTH.

IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF

LETTING PEOPLE KNOW HOW

AMAZING THE GOD IS THAT WE

SERVE, JUST CALL THAT NUMBER

ON YOUR SCREEN,

1-888-777-1999, AND SAY, I

WANT TO JOIN "700 CLUB."

WE WELCOME YOU.

Gordon: WE HAVE YOUR

QUESTIONS, SO LET'S GO TO

JESSICA.

SERENA WRITES IN, "FOR

YEARS I HAVE BEEN AWARE I

HAVE SOME KIND OF EMOTIONAL

WOUNDING THAT IS RIGHT BELOW

THE SURFACE.

THERE IS SOMETHING IN ME

THAT IS BLOCKED, AND I CAN'T

SEEM TO FORGIVE OR LOVE

PEOPLE.

I FEEL FROZEN AND STUCK.

HOW DO I WORK THROUGH

THIS?"

Gordon: SERENA, JUST

FROM THAT BRIEF DESCRIPTION,

IT SEEMS LIKE YOU HAVE GONE

THROUGH SOME KIND OF

COUNSELLING.

I WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU TO GO

TO YOUR PASTOR AND SEE IF

THERE IS SOME CHRISTIAN

COUNSELLING IN YOUR AREA

THAT YOU COULD GO AND

EXPLORE WHAT HAPPENED TO

YOU, AND WHY ARE YOU NOW

FROZEN EMOTIONALLY, WHERE

YOU DON'T THINK YOU CAN

FORGIVE, AND YOU DON'T THINK

THAT YOU CAN LOVE.

GOD DOESN'T WANT YOU TO BE

THIS WAY.

AND SOMETIMES WHEN YOU'VE

HAD TRAUMA IN YOUR LIFE, IT

SHUTS YOU DOWN EMOTIONALLY.

AND I THINK YOU NEED TO HAVE

A CHRISTIAN COUNSELLOR THAT

CAN WALK YOU THROUGH THE

PROCESS OF BOTH DISCOVERING

WHAT IT IS AND HOW IT'S

IMPACTED YOU, AND THEN ALLOW

YOU TO GO THROUGH THE

GRIEVING AND RECOVERY

PROCESS SO THAT YOU CAN BE

YOU AGAIN.

AND YOU CAN BE FREE TO

LOVE.

AND YOU CAN MOVE PAST IT.

SO OFTEN WITH SEVERE TRAUMA,

IT BLOCKS SO MANY DIFFERENT

THINGS, EVEN BLOCKS THE

MEMORY OF IT.

SO THAT'S WHAT I WOULD

ENCOURAGE YOU TO DO.

LET'S GO BACK TO JESSICA FOR

ONE MORE QUESTION.

GORDON, DANIEL SAYS, "I

AM A RECOVERING DRUG ADDICT

AND GANGSTER.

I STILL FALL BACK INTO OLD

HABITS, BUT I'M TRYING TO

GET MY LIFE STRAIGHT.

MY PARENTS TELL ME I'M A

LOSER AND I HAVE LOST ALL OF

MY TALENT AND POTENTIAL I

HAVE.

THEIR WORDS AND ATTITUDES

TOWARDS ME MAKE ME FEEL

ANGRY AND BETRAYED SINCE I

THOUGHT I COULD TRUST THEM.

I'M TRYING TO CHANGE MY

LIFE, BUT HOW CAN I START

OVER?"

Gordon: DANIEL, REALIZE

YOU HAVEN'T LOST YOUR TALENT

AND YOU HAVEN'T LOST YOUR

POTENTIAL.

GOD IS THE GOD OF

RESTORATION, SO HE CAN

RESTORE.

GET YOUR MIND FOCUSED ON

THAT.

DON'T GET YOUR MIND FOCUSED

ON THE NEGATIVE.

IN RECOVERY, I ENCOURAGE

PEOPLE TO GET INTO NEW

ENVIRONMENTS, WHERE YOU'RE

NOT REMINDED OF THE OLD.

THERE IS A SAYING IN

RECOVERY, "PEOPLE, PLACES

AND THINGS," AND ARE THOSE

TRIGGERS FOR YOU GOING BACK

INTO A GANG LIFESTYLE, INTO

A DRUG LIFESTYLE.

AND SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO

LEAVE THOSE AND REALIZE YOUR

FRAGILE RIGHT NOW.

AND YOU NEED ENCOURAGEMENT

AROUND YOU.

SO TRY TO FIND A GROUP OF

BELIEVERS, TRY TO BE PART OF

A MEN'S GROUP THAT WILL

REINFORCE YOU, AND YOU CAN

UNDERSTAND THAT THE

POTENTIAL THAT GOD HAS TO

RELEASE IN YOU WILL GIVE YOU

A HOPE AND A FUTURE.

THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE

FOR THIS PROGRAM.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM 2 CORINTHIANS:

"THIS MEANS THAT ANYONE WHO

BELONGS TO CHRIST HAS BECOME

A NEW PERSON.

THE OLD LIFE IS GONE.

A NEW LIFE HAS BEGUN."

GOD BLESS YOU.

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