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700 Club Interactive: Persecution & Prayer - May 28, 2014

Evangelist Paul Dhinakaran shares about the persecution of the Church within India and how fellow believers can make a difference. Read Transcript


Gordon: COMING UP, AS

ONE COUNTRY STRUGGLES FOR

FREEDOM --

WE PRAYED AND GOD

ANSWERED.

Gordon: ANOTHER WAR

THREATENS TO TEAR IT APART.

SHE WAS MY DAUGHTER; SHE

WAS MY FRIEND.

Gordon: ON THE NEXT

"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."

IT HAS BEEN MONTHS SINCE

EYPTIANS CHASED THEIR

PRESIDENT OUT OF OFFICE.

MANY MUSLIMS THERE STILL

BLAME CHRISTIANS FOR THAT

UPRISING.

IN EGYPT'S COPTIC COMMUNITY,

THERE ARE ATTACKS EVERY

DAY.

Terry: AS GEORGE THOMAS

REPORTS, THOSE CHRISTIANS

ARE DEEPLY WORRIED ABOUT THE

FUTURE IN THEIR OWN

HOMELAND.

George: JULY 3, 2013,

AS THE SUN SETS OVER CAIRO,

HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF

EYPTIANS CELEBRATE IN

TEHRAR, OR LIBERATION

SQUARE.

IT WAS GAME OVER FOR

MOHAMMED MORSI.

THE SUPREME JUSTICE OF

THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT

WILL RULE THE COUNTRY DURING

THAT TRANSITIONAL PERIOD.

MOHAMMED MORSI WAS AN

ISLAMIC LEADER WHO HAD BIG

DREAMS FOR EGYPT.

George: AS EGYPT'S

FIRST DEMOCRATICALLY ELECTED

ISLAMIC PRESIDENT, MORSI

ALSO LED THE RADICAL MUSLIM

BROTHERHOOD.

BUT AFTER JUST ONE YEAR IN

OFFICE, EYPTIANS HAD HAD

ENOUGH.

BULOS GURGOS JOINED THE

MILLIONS, DEMANDING HIS

STEPPED DOWN.

THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD

BELIEVED MORSI WAS GOING TO

BRING BACK THE GLORY OF

ISLAM, AND TURN EGYPT INTO

AN ISLAMIC COUNCIL.

George: THAT WORRIED

BULGOS BECAUSE HE IS PART OF

THE 10% OF EGYPT'S

POPULATION THAT WAS

CHRISTIAN.

EVERYONE KNEW WE WERE

PROTESTING AGAINST THE MORSI

GOVERNMENT.

George: THIS EGYPTIAN

BELIEVES MORSI'S REMOVAL WAS

NOTHING SHORT OF A MIRACLE.

CHRISTIANS FELT LIKE A

HEAVY BURDEN HAD BEEN

REMOVED FROM OUR NATION.

WE NEVER COULD HAVE IMAGINED

THAT SUCH AN OUTCOME WAS

POSSIBLE, BUT WE PRAYED AND

GOD ANSWERED.

George: BUT THEN CAME

THE ISLAMIC THREATS.

WE STARTED HEARING

MESSAGES ON TELEVISION, IN

MOSQUE, AND ON THE STREETS.

PEOPLE SAYING THEY'RE GOING

TO KILL CHRISTIANS FOR

DEMONSTRATING AGAINST MORSI

AND THE BROTHERHOOD.

THEY SAID OUR FAMILY, OUR

CHILDREN, OUR HOMES AND

BUSINESSES WOULD BE HURT.

George: AND IT TURNED

OUT EGYPTIAN CHRISTIANS HAD

EVERY REASON TO BE

CONCERNED.

THE STREETS WERE QUIET

THAT EVENING.

I REMEMBER THERE WEREN'T TOO

MANY CARS ON THE ROAD.

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE WALKING

AROUND.

George: BULOG'S WIFE

WAS AT HOME THE EVENING THEY

GOT THE CALL THAT CHANGED

THEIR LIVES FOREVER.

MY FRIEND WAS SCREAMING

ON THE PHONE, JESSE HAS BEEN

SHOT!

JESSE HAS BEEN SHOT!

George: THE DAY WAS

AUGUST 6th, AND JESSE HAD

JUST WALKED OUT OF CHURCH,

HAVING FINISHED NINE DAYS OF

A 10-DAY VEHICLE BIBLE

SCHOOL.

SHE WALKED DOWN THIS VERY

STREET AND CAME TO THIS SPOT

I'M STANDING AT.

AND ONE SINGLE SHOT TO THE

HEART ENDED HER LIFE.

Through Translator:

JESSE WAS OUR ONLY LITTLE

CHILD.

SHE WAS A WONDERFUL PERSON.

SHE WAS ONLY 10 YEARS OLD.

WHEN SHE TURNED 10, I

COULD SEE OUR LITTLE GIRL

SLOWLY TURNING INTO A

BEAUTIFUL YOUNG LADY.

SHE WAS MY DAUGHTER; SHE WAS

MY FRIEND.

George: ALTHOUGH NO ONE

HAS CLAIMED RESPONSIBILITY,

JESSE'S PARENT BELIEVE THAT

SHE WAS KILLED BECAUSE OF

HER FAITH.

BECAUSE WE SUPPORTED

MORSI'S REMOVAL AND THE ARMY

CRACKDOWN ON THE

BROTHERHOOD, RADICAL MUSLIMS

ARE NOW LIKE BOMBS, READY TO

EXPLODE AGAINST CHRISTIANS.

George: THAT FURY

EXPLODED DAYS AFTER JESSE'S

MURDER.

[YELLING]

George: BUT

AUGUST 14th, HOURS AFTER

THE ARMY VIOLENTLY BROKE UP

TWO BROTHERHOOD PROTESTS IN

CAIRO, MORS MORSI MORSI SIM

MO MORSI -- MOST OF THE

ATTACKS HAPPENED IN CENTRAL

EGYPT.

IT WAS THE WORST ORGANIZED

VIOLENCE AGAINST CHRISTIANS

IN 700 YEARS.

DR. SUMA SADI, A RECENT

UNIVERSITY GRAD AND NATIVE

OF EGYPT SAID AUTHORITIES

DID LITTLE TO STOP THE

ATTACKS OR TO IDENTIFY THOSE

RESPONSIBLE.

HE IS BASED IN THE U.S. AND

TRAVELS FREQUENTLY TO

EGYPT.

CBN NEWS MET HIM IN

CHRISTIACAIRO WHILE HE

MINISTERED TO PASTORS WHO

LOST EVERYTHING DURING THE

ASSAULT.

MOST OF THE PASTORS

AFFECT ARE SO POOR, SO THE

LORD HELPED US, THROUGH OUR

FRIENDS IN AMERICA, TO MEET

SOME OF THEIR FINANCIAL AND

PHYSICAL NEEDS.

THE PASTORS ARE GRATEFUL

THAT THE PEOPLE IN THE U.S.

STOOD BESIDE THEM DURING

THEIR TRIALS.

George: FOUR MONTHS

AFTER MORSI'S REMOVAL,

PEOPLE ARE WORRIED ABOUT AN

ISLAMIC-LED INSURGENCY.

ON OCTOBER 21st, MASKED

GUNMEN RIDING A MOTORCYCLE

PULLED UP AT A CHRISTIAN

WEDDING IN CAIRO AND KILLED

FOUR PEOPLE, INCLUDING AN

8-YEAR-OLD GIRL.

WHAT IS HAPPENING IS

TARGETING ALL OF EGYPT, AND

NOT ONLY THE CHRISTIANS.

THIS IS ENOUGH.

PEOPLE ARE GETTING SICK AND

TIRED OF THIS.

George: WITH THE

SPECTOR OF CHRISTIAN

VIOLENCE STILL RISING,

BULGOS AND HIS WIFE RESOLVE

TO MINISTER TO THEIR

COUNTRYMEN.

AFTER JESSE'S DEATH, GOD

GAVE US A BIGGER DESIRE TO

PRAY FOR THE TERRORISTS AND

OUR COUNTRY.

NOT JUST FOR CHRISTIANS, BUT

FOR MUSLIMS, TOO.

ONLY GOD CAN OPEN HEARTS AND

EYES FOR US TO EXPERIENCE

HIS LOVE.

George: GEORGE THOMAS,

CBN NEWS, CAIRO.

Gordon: THE HEAD OF THE

COPTIC CHURCH IN THE WAKE OF

THESE SAID, WE'RE USED TO

MARMARTYRDOME.

EGYPT WAS FAMOUS FOR ITS

CHRISTIANS 1500, 1600 YEARS

AGO, BUT NOW WHAT HAS

HAPPENED AND THE

PERSECUTION.

YOU CAN ALWAYS KEEP UP TO

DATE WITH THE LATEST STORIES

BY GEORGE THOMAS BY

FOLLOWING HIM ON

Facebook.

GO TO Facebook.com/GEORGE

Facebook.com/GEORGETHOMA

SREPORTING.

TERRY?

Terry: STILL AHEAD,

WE'RE GOING TO BE PRAYING

FOR THE PERSECUTED CHURCH IN

EGYPT, AS WELL AS AROUND THE

WORLD.

SO PLEASE STAY AND PRAY WITH

US.

Gordon: THIS MAN WAS

CALLED THE APOSTLE OF INDIA,

AND IT WASN'T UNCOMMON FOR

HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF

PEOPLE TO SHOW UP WHEN HE

PREACHED.

HE TRAGICALLY PASSED AWAY IN

2008, BUT HIS LEGACY

CONTINUES, THROUGH HIS SON,

DR. PAUL, WHO IS NOW THE

PRESIDENT OF "JESUS CALLS"

MINISTRY, AND MY DEAR

FRIEND.

I CALLED YOUR FATHER MY

INDIAN DADDY.

> I LOVED THOSE DAYS

TOGETHER.

WELCOME.

THANK YOU SO MUCH,

GORDON.

Gordon: WE JUST SAW

THIS PIECE ABOUT PERSECUTION

OF CHRISTIANS IN EGYPT.

IS THAT GOING ON TODAY IN

INDIA?

WELL, MOST OF WHAT WE SAW

IS HEARTBREAKING.

IN THE LATE 1990s WE HAD

PERSECUTION, AND

MISSIONARIES WOULD GO OUT.

IN 2004, IT CAME TO A POINT

WHEN THE LACK ELECTIONS

WERE DUE IN INDIA, AND THE

LORD SPOKE TO MY FATHER AND

SAID, BRING ALL OF THE

PEOPLE WHO COULD PRAY ACROSS

THE NATION, AND PRAY BEFORE

THE ELECTIONS, AND PRAY FOR

72 HOURS, AND I WILL HEAR

THAT PRAYER AND HEAL THE

LAND AND CHANGE THE

SITUATION IN THE NATION.

AND SURELY GOD DID HEAR THE

PRAYERS, AND A NEW

GOVERNMENT CAME TO PASS AND

DOORS OPENED.

AND TODAY, BY THE GRACE OF

GOD, WE HAVE GREAT MOVEMENT

OF GOD.

AND RECENTLY WE HAD 500,000

PEOPLE IN ONE OF OUR

MEETINGS IN GUJARUB.

AND 59 PRAYER TOWERS TODAY,

AND THE CHURCHES OVERFLOWING

IN EVERY CITY.

AND THE GOVERNMENT --

Gordon: GUJARUB -- THE

POLITICAL PARTY IN POWER

THERE WAS THE P.G. P., AND

THEY ALLOWED THIS KIND OF

MEETING?

YES.

AND I MET THE CHIEF MINISTER

AFTER THE MEETINGS, AND HE

SAID IT WAS A MASSIVE

CROWD.

BECAUSE WE HAVE ONLY .12

CHRISTIAN PERSONS IN THAT

STATE.

AND, OF COURSE, THE LEADERS

OF THE NATION HAVE KNOWN THE

POWER OF PRAYER.

AND THEY HAVE OPENED THE

DOORS OF THEIR OFFICES FOR

US TO COME AND PRAY WITH

THEM.

BEFORE THE ELECTIONS.

Gordon: GOD SPOKE TO

YOU TO TAKE THIS TOWE POWER

OF PRAYER TO PRAYER TOWERS

TO MAJOR CAPITALS AROUND THE

WORLD.

HOW MANY DO YOU HAVE NOW?

WE HAVE 12.

AND THE MOST IMPORTANT IS

ISRAEL.

AND THE LORD TOLD ME, NOT

ONLY PRAYING BY PRAYING HIS

PLAN OVER THE NATIONS OF THE

WORLD.

HE SAID BEFORE THE SECOND

COMING COMES TO PASS,

ACCORDING TO REVELATION 10,

7, AND 11, YOU'RE TO

PROPHESY TO KINGS SO THE

RIGHT KINGS COME TO EACH

LAND, AND SO THAT THE GOSPEL

IS PREACHED TO THE PEOPLE

AND THE NATIONS, SO THAT HE

SHOWS HIS PLAN AND SOLUTIONS

TO THE WATER PROBLEM, FOOD

PROBLEM, HEALTH CARE

PROBLEM, THROUGH THE YOUNG

PEOPLE WHO WILL HAVE VISIONS

TO FIND THOSE TECHNOLOGIES

AND BRING SOLUTION TO

HUMANITY, LIKE JOSEPH.

SO ISRAEL -- HE ASKED ME TO

ESTABLISH A PRAYER TOWER,

AND WE HAVE ESTABLISHED A

PRAYER TOWER RIGHT IN THE

CENTER OF JERUSALEM.

AND THEN THE NATIONS OF THE

WORLD WOULD SEND PEOPLE TO

PRAY IN ISRAEL.

AND WE NEED A LOT OF PRAYER

WARRIORS TO COME AND PRAY IN

ISRAEL.

Gordon: AND THAT'S THE

FULFILLMENT OF PROPHECY,

THAT PEOPLE WOULD COME TO

ZION AND LEARN OF THE LORD.

YES.

Gordon: GOD HAS SPOKEN

TO YOU ABOUT AMERICA.

WHAT DID HE TELL YOU?

IN 2008 THE LORD SHOWED

ME THAT AMERICA WOULD OPEN

ITS DOOR TO ALL OF THE

PHILOSOPHIES OF THE WORLD.

AND THAT, WHEN IT IS

ENCOURAGED EVEN AT THE

LEVELS OF THE GOVERNMENT,

WOULD BRING A FREEZE TO THE

GOVERNMENT.

THE GOVERNMENT WOULD GET

FROZEN.

AND MANY VOICES WOULD BE

HEARD IN THE COUNTRY, AND

PEOPLE WOULDN'T KNOW WHICH

VOICE TO TURN TO, ESPECIALLY

IN GOVERNMENTS.

AND THAT WOULD AFFECT THE

LIFE IN THE NATION.

THEN THE LORD SAID, I POUR

MY SPIRIT AMONG THE YOUNG

PEOPLE, AND THEY WOULD GET

MY REVELATION IN BUSINESS.

AND THEY WOULD RISE UP IN

AMERICA.

AND THEY WOULD AFFECT THE

LEADERSHIP OF THIS NATION.

AND YESTERDAY I WAS PRAYING

IN A PRAYER ROOM BEHIND THE

CAPITOL HILL, OPPOSITE THE

SUPREME COURT, ALONG WITH

MR. DICK SIMMONS.

AND THE HOLY SPIRIT CAME AND

SAID VERY SHARPLY, FROM NOW

ON I'M GOING TO GET THE

CHILDREN OF AMERICA TIRED OF

THE WICKED WAYS OF THE

ADULTS IN THIS COUNTRY.

THE FATHERS BEHAVING

TREACHEROUSLY WITH THEIR

MOTHERS AND THE LOOSE LIFE

AND NO SECURITY, MANY TIMES,

WHEN THEY GO TO PUBLIC

PLACES.

AND THE YOUNG PEOPLE ARE

GOING TO BECOME FRUSTRATED

WITH THIS, AND THE LORD

SAID, THAT'S WHEN I'M GOING

TO POUR MY SPIRIT UPON THESE

SONS AND DAUGHTERS, AND

THEY'RE GOING TO RISE UP IN

AMERICA.

AND THROUGH THEM I'M GOING

TO BRING A NEW WAVE OF

RIGHTEOUSNESS, FROM AMONGST

THE YOUNG KIDS OF THIS

NATION.

Gordon: AMEN.

LET'S PRAY FOR THAT.

WOULD YOU LEAD FOR US?

LET'S PRAY FOR THAT AND

LET'S PRAY FOR THE

PERSECUTED CHURCH FROM

AROUND THE WORLD, PRAY THAT

GOD'S PLAN WOULD BE

VISITED.

SURE.

FATHER, YOU LOVE THE LITTLE

CHILDREN, LORD.

YOU TOOK THEM IN YOUR ARMS

AND YOU EMBRACED THEM.

AND YOU SAID UNLESS YOU

BECOME LIKE A LITTLE CHILD,

YOU WILL NOT ENTER INTO THE

KINGDOM OF HEAVEN.

THANK GOD, FATHER, YOU HAVE

A PLAN TO BLESS THE YOUNG

KIDS OF AMERICA, THE YOUNG

PEOPLE OF AMERICA, THAT THEY

WOULD PRAY THAT YOUR MIGHTY

HOLY SPIRIT WOULD ENTER INTO

THEIR SPIRITS, ENTER INTO

THEIR MINDS, AND FILL THEM,

LORD, AND LET THAT LITTLE

ONE IN AMERICA BECOME A

THOUSAND.

LET THAT SMALL ONE BECOME A

MIGHTY NATION, THAT AMERICA

GROWS THROUGH THESE LITTLE

ONES, ANOINTED BY THE HOLY

SPIRIT.

AND EVERY SOUL TOUCHED

THROUGH CBN, LET THEM

RECEIVE YOUR GRACE AND

MULTIPLE, AND LET THEM BRING

BLESSINGS TO AMERICA, LORD.

THANK YOU FOR DOING IT.

WE GIVE YOU ALL OF THE

GLORY.

EVEN NOW, ALL OF THE YOUNG

PEOPLE, THE YOUNG KIDS WHO

ARE WATCHING, I SEE A YOUNG

GIRL, SALOMI, GOD IS

TOUCHING YOU RIGHT NOW.

ALL OF THE CANCERS IN YOUR

BODY IS BEING HEALED BY THE

POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.

YOU SHALL RISE UP AND WALK

AND PROCLAIM THE POWER OF

GOD, EVEN THROUGH MUSIC.

AND MANY WILL BE HEALED.

THE ANOINTING OF KATHRYN

COLEMAN WILL COME THROUGH

YOU, AND YOU WILL BE A

BLESSING TO THOUSANDS.

THANK YOU, LORD, FOR HEALING

THESE CHILDREN THAT ARE

WATCHING.

RESTORE THEM AND REDEEM THEM

AND GIVE THEM HOPE, IN

JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

Gordon: AMEN.

PAUL, THANK YOU FOR BEING

WITH US.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

Gordon: IF YOU WANT TO

KNOW MORE ABOUT HIS MINISTRY

, "JESUS CALLS," AND HIS

WORK WITH PRAYER TOWERS

AROUND THE WORLD, ALL YOU

HAVE TO DO IS GO TO

CBN.COM.

TERRY?

Terry: COMING UP, AN

UNLIKELY FRIENDSHIP FORGED

ON THE BATTLEFIELD OF A

WAR.

WE GREW UP BELIEVING THAT

AMERICANS ARE SO BAD.

THERE IS A REASON THIS

WOMAN WAS PUT IN MY LIFE,

AND SHE WAS GOING TO DIE IF

I DIDN'T DO SOMETHING.

Terry: HEAR WHAT TOOK

THIS FRIENDSHIP FROM THE

HEART OF WAR TO THE

HEARTLAND OF AMERICA.

THAT'S NEXT.

Terry: GROWING UP IN

BAGHDAD, ROTH WATCHED BOMBS

STREAK ACROSS THE SKY AND

FELT EXPLOSIONS SHAKE HER

HOUSE.

BUT AS TERRIFYING AS THAT

WAS, IT WAS NOTHING COMPARED

TO HER SCARIEST JOB, WORKING

WITH AN AMERICAN REPORTER.

Reporter: DON TEAGUE

AND ROTH ROCK, 10 YEARS AGO,

THEIR LIVES WERE AS

DIFFERENT AS CAN BE.

DON WAS A RESPECTED

JOURNALIST WITH A FAMILY AND

THE AMERICAN DREAM.

ROTH ROCK WAS A YOUNG MUSLIM

WOMAN LIVING IN BAGHDAD,

STRUGGLING AND FINDING

HERSELF IN A WAR-TORN AREA.

WHEN SEPTEMBER 11TH

HAPPENED, I HAD AN

OVERWHELMING FEELING MY LIFE

WAS GOING TO CHANGE.

SHORTLY AFTER THAT, I ENDED

UP BEING HIRED BY NBC NEWS

AND I WAS GOING TO FIND

MYSELF IN A WAR.

I GREW UP IN BAGHDAD IN A

FAMILY OF 10 KIDS.

I WAS 10 YEARS OLD WHEN THE

GULF WAR STARTED.

I WOULD SIT HOME AND WATCH

THE WAR RIGHT OUTSIDE MY

DOOR.

AND IT WAS BOMBING.

TO US, IT WAS COLORS IN THE

SKY AND LOUD NOISES.

AND WE WOULD ASK MY PARENTS

ABOUT IT, AND THEY WOULD

SAY, OH, IT'S JUST BAD

PEOPLE.

WE LATER KNEW THAT THE

PEOPLE WHO WERE ATTACKING US

WERE AMERICANS.

SO WE GREW UP WITH THE IDEA

THAT AMERICA WAS SO BAD.

Reporter: ROTH ROCK'S

GOVERNMENT SENT HER TO MAJOR

IN ENGLISH.

SHE BECAME A TRANSLATOR FOR

NBC IN 2003.

IT WAS KIND OF A STRUGGLE

TO JUST STAY FOCUSED.

THIS IS A JOB.

I NEED TO MAKE THE MONEY AND

I NEED TO BE CAREFUL UNTIL I

KNOW WHO THESE PEOPLE ARE.

PEOPLE DIDN'T SEE ME AS

SOMEONE WHO WAS HELPING THE

COUNTRY.

Reporter: DON WAS ON

ASSIGNMENT IN BAGHDAD WHEN

HE STRUCK UP AN UNLIKELY

FRIENDSHIP WITH ROTH ROCK.

THEY WERE AT A LOCAL SCHOOL

WHEN INSURGENTS ATTACKED.

IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE

INTERVIEWING THE KIDS, AND

WE WENT THERE, AND WE WERE

TRYING TO DO THE INTERVIEW

WHEN THE BOMB WENT OFF.

AND WHEN IT WENT OFF, I

COULD NOT THINK OF A THING

AT THAT TIME.

I JUST FROZE IN MY PLACE.

THE FIRST THING I HEARD

AFTER THAT WAS DON'S VOICE.

HE WAS SAYING, ROTH, IT IS A

BOMB.

COME INSIDE.

AND SO WE RAN TO THE CAR,

AND EVERYBODY GOT THEIR BODY

VESTS ON.

AND DON PUT HIS BODY VEST ON

AND HE LOOKED AT ME, AND HE

SAID, WHERE IS YOURS?

Reporter: ROTH DIDN'T

HAVE A BODY VEST THAT DAY.

HE TOOK OFF HIS AND SAID,

TAKE MINE.

I WAS SO AWARE THAT I WAS

ALIVE.

AND I WAS SO HAPPY I COULD

GO HOME TO MY WIFE AND

KIDS.

AND ROTH ROCK WAS HOME.

THIS WAS AS GOOD AS IT WAS

GOING TO GET FOR HER.

AND THEN IT STARTED

HITTING ME, LIKE, WHAT IF

ONE OF THESE KIDS GOT HURT?

WHY WOULD MY OWN PEOPLE KILL

MY OWN PEOPLE, AND WHY WOULD

A FOREIGNER THAT I DON'T

EVEN KNOW, GIVE ME HIS

VEST.

IT WAS A WAKEUP CALL TO ME.

THAT MAYBE EVERYTHING I KNOW

ABOUT EVERYTHING IN MY LIFE

IS WRONG.

AND MAYBE I NEED TO RE-THINK

EVERY SINGLE STEP OF MY

LIFE.

Reporter: ALL OF THE

CREW MEMBERS MANAGED TO

ESCAPE UNHARMED THAT DAY.

THERE WAS A REASON THAT

THIS WOMAN HAD BEEN PUT IN

MY LIFE.

AND SHE WAS GOING TO DIE IF

I DIDN'T DO SOMETHING.

Reporter: DON AND HIS

WIFE, KIKI, WITH THE HELP OF

OTHER NBC CORRESPONDENTS,

FOUGHT TO BRING ROTH ROCK TO

THE UNITED NATIONS FOR

ASYLUM.

IT TOOK SEVEN MONTHS OF

REALLY BEATIN BEATING OUR

HEADS AGAINST THE WALL.

IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE.

Reporter: BUT DURING

THOSE SEVEN MONTHS, DESPITE

THE ODDS, DON AND KIKI

PRAYED AND HELD TIGHT TO

THEIR FAITH.

AND ROTH ROCK FINALLY MADE

IT SAFELY TO THE UNITED

STATES.

IT WASN'T UNTIL I SAW HER

SITTING IN MY LIVING ROOM,

THE DAY SHE GOT HERE -- SHE

STILL HAD HER SCARF ON, SHE

HAD HER LONG CLOTHES ON, AND

IT JUST HIT ME LIKE A TON OF

BRICKS.

I WAS, LIKE, OH, MY GORKS

OH, MY GOSH, SHE HAS LEFT

EVERYTHING.

I COULD SEE HOW MUCH GOD

LOVED HER.

NOT BECAUSE OF WHAT SHE WAS

GOING TO DO, BUT BECAUSE OF

WHO SHE WAS.

HE LOVED HER.

THEY OPENED MORE THAN

JUST THEIR HOUSE TO ME.

THEY OPENED THEIR HEARTS.

I HAD A TALK WITH KIKI, AND

I SAID, WHY ARE YOU HELPING

ME?

AND SHE SAID, GOD TOLD ME

TO.

AND I DID NOT UNDERSTAND

BECAUSE I DON'T KNOW THAT

GOD.

AND AT THE TIME, ALL I HAVE

IN MIND IS THE GOD THAT I

HAD GREW UP WITH.

AND, YEAH, I DIDN'T HAVE

THAT MUCH OF A STRONG

RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM.

AND THEN I STARTED

QUESTIONING OTHER

THINGS, LIKE, WHY WAS I

SAVED?

WHY WAS I THAT LUCKY?

I WAS IN A BOMBING.

I WAS IN A SHOOTING.

I WAS IN A KIDNAPPING

ATTEMPT.

I WAS IN SO DIFFERENT

THINGS, BUT I STAYED SAFE.

OKAY, WAIT A SECOND.

THAT'S THE GOD THAT SHE'S

TALKING ABOUT.

THAT'S THE GOD THAT HAS

SAVED ME.

THAT'S THE GOD THAT HAD BEEN

WITH ME ALONG THE WAY.

Reporter: FINALLY,

AFTER FOUR YEARS IN THE

UNITED STATES, A DREAM

HELPED ROTH ROCK MAKE A

DECISION.

I WAS DYING IN THE

TRENCHES IN THE DREAM, AND I

WAS RUNNING AWAY FROM MY

HOUSE, WHICH HAD THE WORD

"SIN" ON IT.

Reporter: IN THE DREAM,

ROTH ROCK FOUND HERSELF ON

THE EDGE OF A MOUNTAIN WITH

NO WAY TO CROSS TO THE OTHER

SIDE.

THERE IS THIS LADY THAT

TELLS ME I WAS GOING TO

DIE.

AND SHE NEEDS TO TEACH ME

WORDS TO CROSS THE BRIDGE TO

GOD.

BUT I COULDN'T EVEN

UNDERSTAND THE WORDS.

AND I'M, LIKE, TEACH ME

QUICK.

AND THEN I DIED.

AND I WOKE UP.

AND I WAS REALLY SCARED.

AND I WENT AND GRABBED MY

COMPUTER, AND IT CAME UP

WITH THIS SITE THAT

SAID, "IMAGINE YOURSELF ON

AN EDGE OF A MOUNTAIN."

THEY MUST BE WITH ME IN THE

DREAM.

IT GOES TO EXPLAIN THAT THIS

IS WHERE YOU ARE IN LIFE,

AND YOU ARE WITH YOUR SINS

ON ONE SIDE OF THAT

MOUNTAIN, ON THAT EDGE.

AND THE ONLY WAY TO CROSS

THAT GAP BETWEEN YOU AND THE

OTHER EDGE OF THE MOUNTAIN

TO GOD IS BY ACCEPTING

CHRIST.

Reporter: ONE WEEK

LATER ROTH ROCK ASKED KIKI

TO HELP HER PRAY.

KIKI LED HER THROUGH A

PRAYER TO RECEIVE CHRIST.

IT'S THE RELATIONSHIP.

WHENEVER I NEED HIM, I CAN

TALK TO HIM.

IT IS A LOVE RELATIONSHIP,

YOU KNOW, RESPECT AND

FRIENDSHIP, NOT FEAR.

I'M NOT SCARED OF GOD.

I LOVE HIM.

Reporter: TODAY ROTH

ROCK IS ATTENDING UNIVERSITY

AND IS TOURING THE COUNTRY

WITH DON T DON TO SHARE HER

STORY.

THE TWO HAVE CLAB GRATED

COLLABORATED ON A BOOK

CALLED "THE FACE OF AN

ENEMY."

IF YOU LOOK AT ROTH ROCK

AND YOU SEE HOW GOD MOVED

OVER A SERIES OF YEARS, AND

SO MANY THINGS THAT WERE NO

OTHER WAY TO EXPLAIN, THAT

ULTIMATELY LED HIM TO HER, I

THINK THAT BECOMES THE

MESSAGE OF THE BOOK.

I JUST HOPE THAT PEOPLE

WOULD REALIZE THAT THERE IS

MORE TO GOD AND THERE IS

MORE TO PEOPLE.

AND WHEN GOD IS WORKING IN

PEOPLE'S LIVES, IT'S ALL

DIFFERENT.

BECAUSE GOD IS WORKING

EVERYBODY'S LIFE IN IS

DIFFERENT WAY.

WHETHER IT IS LITTLE OR

MUCH, HE IS THERE AND HE IS

DOING HIS WORK.

Terry: ROTH ROCK SAID

SHE IS NOT AFRAID OF GOD.

YOU KNOW, IN MANY OTHER

CULTURES AND MANY OTHER

FAITHS, GOD IS SOMEONE

UNREACHABLE.

A RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM

UNATTAINABLE, SOMETHING TO

BE EARNED.

BUT OUR GOD, OUR GOD, CALLS

US BY NAME AND COMES TO US

RIGHT WHERE WE ARE, EVEN IN

THE MESS OF OUR OWN MAKING,

AND SAYS, I WANT YOU TO BE

MINE.

I DIED FOR YOU.

I'VE PAID THE PRICE FOR

YOU.

I'VE CREATED ETERNITY FOR

YOU.

IF YOU DON'T KNOW THAT GOD

WHO LOVES YOU, THAT PERSON

WHO HAS FORGIVEN YOUR SINS,

THEN TODAY IS A GREAT DAY

FOR YOU TO MEET HIM.

YOU CAN INVITE HIM INTO YOUR

HEART JUST BY SPEAKING TO

HIM, CONFESSING YOUR SINS.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PRAY

WITH SOMEONE TODAY, YOU CAN

CALL THAT TOLL-FREE NUMBER

ON YOUR SCREEN,

1-888-777-1999.

JUST ASK THE PERSON ON THE

OTHER END OF THE LINE TO

PRAY WITH YOU TODAY.

GOD HAS INVITED YOU TO BE

PART OF THIS FAMILY.

GORDON?

Gordon: WE LEAVE YOU

WITH THESE WORDS FROM FROM

JAMES: "BLESSED IS THE MAN

WHO REMAINS STEADFAST UNDER

TRIAL, FOR WHEN HE HAS STOOD

THE TEST, HE WILL RECEIVE

THE CROWN OF LIFE, WHICH GOD

HAS PROMISED TO THOSE WHO

LOVE HIM."

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