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700 Club Interactive: What Will You Give Up? - July 30, 2014

Watch how two brothers, and their wives, give up their comfortable lives in Canada and move to the other side of the world to help orphans and widows. Read Transcript


Gordon: THEY HAD

CAREERS, HOMES, AND MONEY.

I FEEL LIKE MY WHOLE LIFE

HAS BEEN TURNED UP SIDE

DOWN.

Gordon: AND THEN THEY

RISKED IT ALL.

I USED TO HELP MANAGE AND

RUN AN ORPHANAGE.

Gordon: WHY THEY SAY

THEY WOULD DO IT ALL OVER

AGAIN 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.

FOR SOME THE AMERICAN DREAM

IS NO MORE.

WE ALL USED TO WORK SO WE

COULD BUY OUR HOME WITH THE

WHITE PICKET FENCE.

BUT NOW WE'RE ALL DREAMING

OF SOMETHING ELSE.

Terry: INSTEAD OF

WORKING FOR A NEW HOME, WE

WANT TO SHOW YOU SOME PEOPLE

WHO ARE LEAVING THE COMFORTS

OF HOME.

AND INSTEAD OF TRYING TO

FULFILL THE AMERICAN DREAM,

THEY'RE TRYING TO FULFILL

THE DREAMS OF OTHERS AROUND

THE WORLD.

TODAY, WE WANT TO ASK YOU,

WHAT'S YOUR DREAM?

I HAVE A DREAM.

I DREAM TO CHANGE THE

WORLD.

I WANT TO FEED THE HUNGRY

AND CLOTHE THE ORPHANS.

I SEE THE POOR, AND I WANT

TO HELP.

I SEE THE SICK, AND I AM

MOVED.

[SPEAKING A

FOREIGN LANGUAGE]

[SINGING IN A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

SO HOW CAN MY DREAM

BECOME A REALITY?

Gordon: AS WE SAW IN

THAT VIDEO, SOME PEOPLE

DON'T KNOW HOW TO MAKE

THEY'RE DREAMS A REALITY.

I'VE SAID IN THE PAST THAT

FAITH IS SPELLED R-I-S-K,

AND NOW YOU'RE ABOUT TO MEET

TO COUPLES WHO RISKED IT ALL

TO MAKE THEIR DREAMS COME

TRUE.

THERE IS JUST NO WAY TO

PREPARE FOR THE

DIFFICULTIES, THE STRUGGLES,

AND THE THINGS THAT ARE

GOING TO COME AT US.

AND I KNOW THERE IS GOING TO

BE A LOT OF SPIRITUAL ATTACK

WHEN YOU'RE TRYING TO DO THE

LORD'S WILL.

IT'S SCARY GOING INTO THAT

KIND OF TERRITORY.

IN NEPAL, I USED TO HELP

MANAGE AND RUN AN

ORPHANAGE.

IN APRIL, WE WENT TO

KATHMANDU, AND WE WANTED TO

SUPPORT SOME OF THE WIDOWS

AND THE ORPHANAGE THERE.

THE GOAL IS THAT WE CAN HAVE

A SELF-SUSTAINING POD THAT

WE CAN LEAVE THIS SOR ?AICH

ORPHANAGE WITH, SO IF WE

EVER HAVE TO LEAVE, THEY'RE

NOT LEFT HIGH AND DRY.

BECAUSE WE'RE NOT GOING IN

WITH AN ORGANIZATION, ACCEPT

FOR A COMMUNITY GROUP.

AT FIRST IT WAS HARD TO

DECIDE WHERE WE WANTED TO

GO.

WE FELT LED TO PROBABLY FOUR

DIFFERENT PLACES THAT WOULD

HAVE WORKED GREAT.

WE PLANNED TO TAKE A TRIP TO

EACH ONE WITH OUR WIVES AND

SPEND SOME TIME THERE, AND

GET A FEEL FOR THE CULTURE.

THE CLOSER WE CAME TO THE

TRIP, THE MORE EVIDENT THAT

IT BECAME THAT NEPAL WAS THE

PLACE WE WERE SUPPOSED TO

GO.

TO BE HONEST, AT FIRST I

DIDN'T REALLY WANT TO GO.

IT STARTED ABOUT NINE MONTHS

AGO.

STUFF LIKE SEX AND FOOD

AND MONEY, THOSE ARE ALL

MEANS AND NOT ENDS.

OUR SOCIETY IS ADDICTED TO

THEMS ENDS THEM AS ENDS,

BUT THEY ARE ONLY MEANT TO

POINT TO SOMETHING GREATER.

IF YOU TREAT THEM AS ENDS,

YOU WILL BE EMACIATED IN

YOUR SOUL, YOU WILL BE POOR

IN YOUR SOUL.

A HEAVIER CONVICTION WAS

I NEEDED TO CHANGE OUR

LIFESTYLE A BIT, SELL OUR

POSSESSIONS AND MOVE TO

NEPAL AND START AN ORPHANAGE

AND MANAGE THAT.

TAUNT AIT WASN'T AN EASY

DECISION.

IT WASN'T SOMETHING I REALLY

ENJOYED, BUT I REALIZED

QUITE QUICKLY IT WAS A HEAVY

CALLING ON MY LIFE.

WE STARTED WITH SMALL

CHANGES AND WE WOULD DO

THEM, AND GOD WAS SAYING,

JUST A LITTLE MORE, AND A

LITTLE MORE, AND HERE WE ARE

RIGHT NOW, READY TO GO.

MY HOPE WHILE WE'RE IN

NEPAL IS TO BE ABLE TO HOUSE

AND SUPPORT ORPHANED OR

DISPLACED CHILDREN.

WE WANT TO GIVE THEM A PLACE

WHERE THEY CAN PLAY AND GO

TO SCHOOL AND LEARN ABOUT

JESUS IN A SAFE AND LOVING

ENVIRONMENT.

AND ESSENTIALLY TO SHARE THE

LOVE OF CHRIST WITH THESE

CHILDREN WHO HAVE KNOWN

NOTHING BUT DARKNESS AND

HOPELESSNESS.

TRUST ME, THERE ARE 8,000

CHILDREN ON THE STREET OF

KATHMANDU WHO HAVE BEEN

ORPHANED, AND ANOTHER 40,000

WHO HAVE BEEN DISPLACED AND

WHO ARE JUST WANDERING THE

STREETS.

I FEEL LIKE I'M A VERY

AFFECTIONATE PERSON BY

NATURE, AND IT IS A VERY

PERSONAL HOPE OF MINE TO

BECOME LIKE A MOTHER TO

FIGURE TO SOME OF THE

CHILDREN WHO HAVE BEEN SO

NEGLECTED, AND TO PRAY FOR

THEIR LIVES UP TO THIS

POINT.

AND GOD IS REALLY GIVING ME

AN OPPORTUNITY TO USE MY

UNIQUE QUALITIES, AND I WANT

TO HONOR HIM WITH THAT.

IT SEEMS LIKE SUCH A

DIFFICULT THING TO START

THIS KIND OF PROCESS.

BUT ONCE WE STARTED, GOD

JUST MET US THE ENTIRE

TIME.

IT IS LIKE IT HAD VERY

LITTLE TO DO WITH US.

ALL WE JUST DID WAS SHOW UP,

AND GOD KIND OF PROVIDED THE

REST.

HE MADE IT NATURAL AND EASY

TO DO THIS.

IT WASN'T HARD OR LABORIS

LABORSOME AT ALL.

I'M A CREATURE OF

COMFORT.

I'VE NEVER BEEN ANYWHERE

LIKE NEPAL BEFORE.

I'VE NEVER BEEN ON A

MISSIONS TRIP.

THE THOUGHT OF BEING AWAY

FROM FAMILY IS REALLY,

REALLY SCARY FOR ME.

THE PAST FEW MONTHS, MY

LIFE HAS BEEN TURNED UP SIDE

DOWN.

I FEEL LIKE HE HAS

TRANSFORMED ME INTO A WOMAN

THAT IS MUCH, MUCH

STRONGER.

I'M VERY EXCITED, AND I FEEL

EMPOWERED BY THE HOLY

SPIRIT, TO ACTUALLY FOLLOW

THROUGH AND MAKE A

DIFFERENCE.

I'M JUST REALLY RELYING

ON GOD A LOT MORE.

MY FAITH HAS GROWN IMMENSELY

ON THIS JOURNEY THAT WE'VE

BEEN ON, LEADING UP TO OUR

DECISION TO MOVE TO NEPAL.

I'M JUST TRUSTING IN HIM

THAT HE IS GOING TO CALM

THOSE FEARS AND ANXIETIES

AND JUST TAKE CARE OF US.

IF I WERE TO HAVE A WORD

TO NORTH HEWITT, AND BEING

OPEN TO SOME OF THESE

STRANGER IDEAS, NONE OF

THIS, AT FIRST, MADE A LOT

OF SENSE TO ME.

AND THAT WAS BIG.

AND WHEN SOME PEOPLE SAID,

THIS IS CRAZY, I WOULD TEND

TO AGREE WITH THEM.

AND WE HAVEN'T -- THESE

DECISIONS AREN'T NECESSARILY

THE MOST FINANCIALLY SOUND

DECISIONS, BUT JUST TRUSTING

GOD THAT THIS IS WHAT WE'RE

SUPPOSED TO DO.

AND DOORS HAVE BEEN SWINGING

OPEN FOR US.

THAT'S BEEN BIG, LITERALLY

PUTTING OURSELVES OUT THERE,

AND ANYTHING ELSE THAT HAS

COME ABOUT HASN'T BEEN

THROUGH US.

IT IS LITERALLY JUST BEING

WILLING AND OPEN TO THAT

IDEA.

IT HAS BEEN AMAZING TO SEE

WHAT HAS HAPPENED.

Gordon: WHAT AN AMAZING

STORY, TO LEAVE ALL OF THOSE

CREATURE COMFORTS, THE

LUXURIES, IF YOU WILL, OF

THE AMERICAN DREAM, AND

ABANDON IT ALL TO GO START

AN ORPHANAGE IN KATHMANDU.

WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY

ABOUT THIS?

WHAT DOES IT REALLY TAKE TO

BE A DISCIPLE OF JESUS

CHRIST?

WELL, LET'S LOOK AT LUKE,

CHAPTER 14, AND IT STARTS

OFF WITH "A GREAT MULTITUDE

WENT WITH JESUS."

HE WAS STARTING TO GET VERY

POPULAR.

HE WAS THE MIRACLE WORKER.

AND SO HE TURNS TO THEM AND

SAYS, "IF ANYONE COMES TO ME

AND DOES NOT HATE HIS FATHER

AND MOTHER, WIFE AND

CHILDREN, BROTHERS AND

SISTERS, YES, AND HIS OWN

LIFE, ALSO, HE CANNOT BE MY

DISCIPLE."

NOW, THAT'S A VERY HARD

STATEMENT.

DOES JESUS REALLY SAY WE'VE

GOT TO START HATING OUR

PARENTS?

WE'VE GOT TO HATE OUR

SPOUSE?

IS THAT A REQUIREMENT?

HE IS TALKING TO THE

MULTITUDE BECAUSE HE IS

TRYING TO GET THEM TO

MEASURE THE COST.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A

DISCIPLE?

WELL, HE GOES ON: "WHOEVER

DOES NOT BEAR HIS CROSS AND

COME AFTER ME CANNOT BE MY

DISCIPLE.

FOR WHICH OF YOU INTENDING

TO BUILD A TOWER DOES NOT

SIT DOWN FIRST AND COUNT THE

COSTS, WHETHER HE HAS ENOUGH

TO FINISH IT.

AFTER HE HAS LAID THE

FOUNDATION AND IS NOT ABLE

TO FINISH, ALL WHO SEE IT

BEGIN TO MOCK HIM, SAYING

THIS MAN BEGAN TO BUILD BUT

WAS NOT ABLE TO FINISH.

OR WHAT KING GOING TO MAKE

WAR AGAINST ANOTHER KING

DOES NOT SIT DOWN FIRST AND

CONSIDER WHETHER HE IS ABLE,

WITH 10,000 TO MEET HIM,

THAT COMES AGAINST HIM IS

20,000."

"SO, LIKEWISE, WHOEVER OF

YOU WHO DOES NOT FORSAKE ALL

THAT HE HAS, CANNOT BE MY

DISCIPLE."

HE IS SAYING IN THE

CHRISTIAN WALK, THERE IS

GOING TO COME A TIME WHERE

YOU HAVE TO MAKE CHOICES.

AND IN MY CHRISTIAN WALK,

I'VE NOTICED THESE COME

PRETTY REGULARLY.

IT IS NOT A ONE TIME AND

THEN IT'S OVER.

YOU HAVE TO DECIDE.

YOU HAVE TO COUNT THE

COSTS.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A

CHRISTIAN?

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO FOLLOW

JESUS?

NOW, WE'RE NOT ALL SUPPOSED

TO ABANDON EVERYTHING AND GO

INTO MONASTERY.

THAT'S NOT WHAT JESUS WAS

TALKING ABOUT.

IF YOU LOOK AT THE SAME

GOSPEL, THE EIGHTH CHAPTER

OF LUKE, WHERE PEOPLE OF

MEANS WENT WITH HIM.

THE 12 WENT WITH HIM.

CERTAIN WOMEN WHO HAD BEEN

HEALED OF EVIL SPIRITS AND

INFIRMITIES WERE WITH HIM.

IT SAYS THEY GAVE TO HIM OUT

OF THEIR SUBSTANCE.

THAT MEANS THEY STILL HAD

THINGS.

HERE THEY ARE WITH JESUS,

FOLLOWING JESUS, AND

CONSIDERED DISCIPLES OF

HIM.

SO THEY HAD SUBSTANCE.

THE REAL MEANING OF WHAT

JESUS IS SAYING HERE IS HOW

MUCH DO YOU LOVE OTHER

PEOPLE?

THIS CAME TO ME YEARS AGO,

WHEN I MADE MY OWN DECISION

TO LEAVE EVERYTHING AND

BECOME A MISSIONARY.

AND IT WAS THIS: HOW CAN I

SAY ANY LOVE MY BROTHE I

LOVE MY BROTHER AND WITHHOLD

THE GOSPEL FROM HIM?

HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE NOT

HEARD THE GOOD NEWS?

CAN I STA SAY THAT I LOVE

THEM AND STAY WITH THE

COMFORTS OF LIFE?

JOHN 13: "A NEW COMMANDMENT

I GIVE YOU THAT YOU LOVE ONE

ANOTHER AS I HAVE LOVED

YOU.

THAT YOU ALSO LOVE ONE

ANOTHER.

BY THIS, ALL WILL KNOW

YOU'RE MY DISCIPLES, IF YOU

HAVE LOVE FOR ONE ANOTHER."

AND WHAT GREATER THE LOVE

THERE IS THAN TO LEAVE ALL

TO PURSUE HIM AND TO PURSUE

HIS CALL.

WELL, COMING UP, WE'LL CATCH

UP WITH THE DOZE FAMILY ONE

YEAR AFTER THEY MOVED TO

KATHMANDU.

DO THEY HAVE REGRETS?

WELL, WE'LL FIND OUT.

PLUS WE'LL BE ANSWERING YOUR

QUESTIONS.

ALL UP NEXT.

Terry: BEFORE THE

BREAK, WE MET A SELFLESS

FAMILY WHO GAVE UP THE

COMFORTS OF HOME TO TAKE

CARE OF ORPHANS IN NEPAL.

WE CAUGHT UP WITH THEM ONE

YEAR LATER TO SEE HOW THEIR

DREAMS ARE CHANGING THE

LIVES OF OTHERS.

THERE ARE DAYS DEFINITELY

WHEN I WONDER WHERE ON EARTH

I AM AND WHY IS IT SO COLD

AND WE DON'T HAVE INDOOR

HEATING, AND IT'S NOT EASY.

BUT HAPPINESS AND JOY AND

COMFORT ARE ARE AL ALL VERY

DIFFERENT.

LIFE IS A LOT MORE

DIFFICULT IN CERTAIN WAYS,

AND SO MUCH MORE SIMPLE IN

OTHER WAYS.

THERE IS NOT A LOT OF

ELECTRICITY MOST OF THE

YEAR.

SOMETIMES IT IS AS LOW AS

FOUR HOURS A DAY.

SO YOU PLAN YOUR LIFE AROUND

THE ELECTRICITY AND THE

POWER SCHEDULE.

THE BIGGEST ASPECT OF

YOUR DAY IS GETTING

ANYWHERE.

TRAVEL HERE IS HORRIBLE.

IT IS ACTUALLY ONE OF THE

LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH,

JUST CROSSING THE ROAD.

EVERYTHING TAKES AN EXTRA

MEASURE OF PATIENCE OUT

HERE.

HAVING DOGS BARKING ALL

NIGHT.

MY WALLS ARE MOLDY.

I WAKE UP WITH A SORE

THROAT BECAUSE THE FLOORS

ARE DUSTY.

SOMETIMES I WANT TO CURL

UP AND CRY.

THIS IS CHAOS HERE.

THE INITIAL PLAN WAS TO

COME TO NEPAL AND OPEN A

GUEST HOUSE THAT WOULD

EVENTUALLY BE ABLE TO

SUPPORT AN ORPHANAGE THAT WE

WOULD ALSO STOP.

THE GENERAL CONCEPT BEING

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURIALSHIP.

THE IDEA TO NOT TAKE ANY

PERCENTAGES FROM ANY

EXISTING MARKET, BUT

CREATING SMALL, NICHE

MARKETS.

THIS LAST SEASON HAS BEEN

VERY, VERY GOOD.

AND IT'S DONE REALLY WELL.

THE SECOND COMPANY IS AN

ORGANIC DAIRY FARM.

PEOPLE GET SICK FROM

DRINKING THE MILK.

WE MAKE PRODUCTS LIKE

YOGURT, BUTTER, CREAM, AND

NEW ORDERS ARE COMING IN

EVERY DAY.

* HERE I AM

* WHERE MY FEET ARE PUT

DOWN *

A BIG HIGHLIGHT FOR ME

HAS BEEN BEING ABLE TO BE

PART OF THE DAY TO DAY LIFE

OF THE WOMEN AND KIDS DOWN

AT MERCY MISSION.

THEY HAVE BECOME AN INSTANT

FAMILY TO ME.

THE CHILDREN COME HOME

FROM SCHOOL, AND THEY'LL RUN

RIGHT UP TO ME, AND THERE IS

JUST NOTHING LIKE IT.

IT IS JUST A WHOLE OTHER

FAMILY.

* I HAVE EVERYTHING A KING

COULD HAVE *

I LOVE GOING DOWN TO THE

CHILDREN'S HOME IN THE

EVENING.

THEY DO A DEVOTION TOGETHER

AND YOU SING.

IT REALLY RECHARGES ME AND

RECHARGES MY BATTERIES.

IT MAKES IT ALL WORTHWHILE.

ANY TIME YOU HAVE A BAD

DAY AND YOU THINK, WHAT AM I

DOING HERE?

THIS IS WAY TWO HARD.

THIS IS NOT COMFORTABLE.

IT'S NOT EASY.

YOU GO DOWN THERE AND YOU'RE

INSTANTLY REMINDED WHAT IS

SO INCREDIBLE ABOUT THIS.

AND YOU SLOWLY LEARN WHAT

THEIR FORMER BACKGROUNDS

ARE, THE POVERTY AND NEGLECT

AND THE HORRIBLE THINGS

THEY'VE WITNESSED IN THEIR

LIVES, AND YOU THINK IT

WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE FOR THEM

TO BE ABLE TO SMILE AGAIN.

IN AN AREA WITH 58%

UNEMPLOYMENT.

WE CAN GET THEM AN

EDUCATION, BUT WE CAN'T GET

THEM A JOB.

WE WANT TO PROVIDE JOB

TRAINING.

BECAUSE THERE IS SO MUCH

NEED.

WE WANT TO GIVE THAT ALL

AWAY.

IF GOD DOESN'T SHOW UP IN

A LARGE WAY, A REALLY BIG

WAY, WE WON'T MAKE IT.

GOD WILL USE THESE COMPANIES

ULTIMATELY FOR HIS WILL.

WHATEVER THAT LOOKS LIKE,

WHETHER THAT MEANS THROUGH

THEIR SUCCESS OR BY THEIR

FAILURE, THIS IS WHAT WE'RE

CALLED TO DO FOR SOME

SPECIFIC REASON.

AND I MAY NOT KNOW WHAT THAT

IS NOW, OR FIND OUT THE FULL

REASON FOR MANY YEARS, IF

EVER.

I ALWAYS FELT LIKE

SOMETHING WAS MISSING.

THERE WAS A PEACE THAT WAS

NEVER FILLED UP.

BUT IT WASN'T UNTIL I CAME

HERE THAT I AM, WOW, DAY TO

DAY.

THE TASKS THAT I'M DOING

AREN'T MENIAL TO ME.

IF YOU FEEL THAT

CONVICTION IN YOUR LIFE, YOU

DON'T NEED TO BE AFRAID OF

IT.

YOU CAN GO AND HE IS GOING

TO PROVIDE FOR YOU AND TAKE

CARE OF YOU.

GOD ABSOLUTELY WRECKED MY

PLANS I HAD FOR MY PERSONAL

LIFE, AND WHERE I THOUGHT MY

LIFE WAS GOING.

IT HASN'T BEEN EASY.

IF YOU ARE IN THAT PLACE,

AND YOU FEEL LIKE GOD IS

RIPPING SOMETHING FROM YOUR

HEAD, HE MIGHT BE

AGGRESSIVELY TRYING TO GET

YOU TO ABSOLUTE DEPENDENCE

ON HIM.

I WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU TO

WELCOME THAT.

YOU CAN TRUST OUR

FATHER.

HE IS SO GOOD AND FAITHFUL.

AND HE WILL GET YOU TO

ACCOMPLISH THINGS YOU NEVER

THOUGHT YOU COULD IN A

MILLION YEARS.

Terry: FOOD FOR

THOUGHT, ISN'T IT?

FOOD FOR THOUGHT.

I LOVE WHAT THESE COUPLES

ARE DOING.

I LOVE THE FACT THAT THEY

ARE BRINGING SOMETHING TO

THE MARKETPLACE, TO THE

ECONOMY, IN WHAT THEY'RE

DOING.

AND WHILE INVESTING ON AN

EVERYDAY BASIS, LOOKING TO

THE FUTURE TO ENSURE THAT

WHAT GOD GROWS THROUGH THEM

CAN BE MAINTAINED.

Gordon: I LOVE THE

FORETHOUGHT.

THAT THEY REALLY DID COUNT

THE COSTS IN BUILDING THIS.

NOT JUST THE COST TO THEM

PERSONALLY, BUT HOW CAN WE

BUILD IT WISELY SO IT WILL

BE THERE FOR GENERATIONS TO

COME, AFTER WE'RE GONE.

Terry: ELECTRICITY IS

HIGHLY OVERRATED.

NO POWER GRID SHUTDOWN

THERE.

Gordon: YOU JUST HAVE

TO TIME YOUR ACTIVITIES.

THERE IS ELECTRICITY THERE,

BUT IT IS NOT ALWAYS ON.

YOU HAVE TO TIME IT TO WHEN

IT IS ON.

Terry: YOU KNOW,

BECAUSE YOU HAVE DONE THIS

YOURSELF, GORDON, YOU GO

WITH INTENTION AND WITH PLAN

AND WITH PRAYER.

BUT PROGRESS CAN BE A

QUARTER-OF-AN-INCH AT A TIME

AND SEEMS SO PLOTTING

SOMETIMES.

ONE OF THE WOMEN SAID, YOU

KNOW, I DON'T FEEL THAT ANY

OF THE THINGS I DO ARE

MENIAL.

THEY ALL HAVE PURPOSE.

THAT'S THE LORD GIVING HOPE

AND GRACE AND VISION FOR THE

MOMENT.

BECAUSE SOMETIMES WHEN

YOU'RE IN A CULTURE WHERE

EVERYTHING IS SO DIFFERENT,

AND YOU'RE WANTING TO MAKE A

DIFFERENCE, YOU CAN'T SEE

THE END RESULT OF YOUR

EVERYDAY TASKS RIGHT AWAY.

Gordon: IN FACT, YOU

DON'T SEE THE END RESULTS.

Terry: SOMETIMES

NEVER.

Gordon: I KNOW IN MY

OWN LIFE, THE FRUSTRATION OF

SEEING THE VISION AND

WANTING THE VISION

ACCOMPLISHED, AND LITERALLY

HAVING TO GIVE THAT UP,

REALIZING THAT, OKAY, THIS

IS GOD'S MINISTRY.

THIS ISN'T MINE.

IF GOD WANTS IT THIS WAY,

THEN HE GETS TO HAVE IT.

AND YOU HAVE TO GIVE THINGS

UP.

IT'S THAT -- YOU READ THESE

VERSES IN THE BIBLE, AND YOU

GO, OKAY, CAN I DO THAT?

AND HERE IS ONE I'M REALLY

HUNG UP ON.

AND YET DYING DAILY.

YOU THINK YOU'VE DONE IT.

YOU THINK, OKAY, LORD, I'M

ALL IN.

I'M ALL IN.

BUT DOING THAT ON A DAILY

BASIS REALLY IS TOUGH.

LET ME ASK YOU, WOULD YOU DO

IT ALL OVER AGAIN ON YOUR

JOURNEY WITH GOD?

WOULD YOU DO IT AGAIN?

Terry: YES.

I'M VERY GLAD HE DIDN'T SHOW

ME SOME OF THE STRUGGLE

AHEAD OF TIME BECAUSE I

THINK I WOULD HAVE BAILED.

[LAUGHTER]

Terry: BUT, YOU KNOW, I

KNOW YOU WOULD SAY THIS, AND

I KNOW THAT THE COUPLES IN

THAT PIECE WOULD SAY THIS,

WHEN YOU FEEL CLEARLY THE

CALL OF GOD IN YOUR HEART TO

DO SOMETHING, HOW CAN THE

ANSWER BE NO, I WOULDN'T DO

IT OVER AGAIN?

THERE IS NO OPTION.

THERE ARE DAYS WHEN I

WONDER, WHERE IS THIS ALL

GOING?

[LAUGHTER]

Terry: IS THERE AN END

TO THIS?

Gordon: YOU, TOO?

Terry: WHERE AM I

GOING?

Gordon: CAN WE WRAP

THIS UP?

A BIG THANK YOU GOING OUT TO

CASIAR MEDIA WORKS.

AND TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT

THE FAMILY, GO TO

www.casiar.ME.

AND YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE.

GORDON, WE'VE GOT SOME

QUESTIONS.

TRITRINITY SAYS, "I LOVE

THESE STORIES, AND HOW

COUPLES GIVE UP EVERY TO

FOLLOW CHRIST.

IT TUGGED AT MY HEART TO DO

SOMETHING BIG FOR GOD, BUT I

DON'T KNOW WHAT HE WANTS ME

TO DO.

HOW CAN I FIGURE OUT WHAT MY

CALLING IS?"

Gordon: TRINITY, YOU

MIGHT WANT TO -- INSTEAD OF

A GOAL, I WANT TO DO

SOMETHING BIG FOR GOD, WHY

NOT START WITH, I WANT TO DO

WHAT GOD ASKS ME TO DO

TODAY.

PRAY, LORD, WHO TODAY -- CAN

I WITNESS TO SOMEBODY

TODAY?

CAN I HELP SOMEBODY TODAY?

CAN SOMEBODY CROSS MY PATH

WHERE I CAN BE YOUR VOICE?

I CAN BE YOUR HAND

EXTENDED.

AND YOU PRACTICE THAT AND

PRACTICE THAT.

AND THEN GOD WILL SHOW YOU.

YOU CAN ASK HIM, AND HE'LL

SHOW YOU.

I'VE GOT A THREE-PART TEST

FOR IT ARE THE IT, ARE THEY

FOR GOD.

NUMBER ONE, ASK THE

QUESTION: IS IT GOOD FOR

GOD?

THE SECOND QUESTION: IS IT

GOOD FOR OTHER PEOPLE?

AND FINALLY ASK: IS IT GOOD

FOR ME?

IF YOU GET A YES TO ALL OF

THOSE, GO FOR IT AND YOU'LL

BE AMAZED AT WHAT HAPPENS.

GORDON, MIKE ASKS, "I'M

MARRIED WITH TWO LITTLE

GIRLS.

I ALWAYS DREAMED OF GOING

INTO THE MISSION FIELD, BUT

I GOT BUSY WITH LIFE.

WHAT CAN I DO TO MAKE A

DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD WHEN

I AM SURRENDERED BY

DIAPERS?"

GORDON?

Gordon: HERE IS A BOOK

FOR YOU.

IT IS FROM BROTHER

LAWRENCE.

IT IS PRACTICING THE

PRESENCE OF CHRIST.

HE DID IT WHILE HE WAS

WORKING IN A KITCHEN IN A

MONASTERY.

AND HE WROTE THIS BOOK, AND

IT HAS INFLUENCED HUNDREDS

OF THOUSANDS OF CHRISTIANS

OVER THE YEARS.

I WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU TO GET

THAT AND READ IT, AND REALLY

TAKE IT TO HEART.

HERE IS SOMETHING FOR YOU,

NOT ALL OF US CAN GO, BUT WE

CAN ALL SEND.

WE CAN BE PART OF THE

SENDING ARMY.

AND THE BIBLE SAYS, "THOSE

WHO PARTICIPATE WITH THE

SUPPLIES SHARE EQUAL WITH

THOSE THAT GO INTO BATTLE."

SO YOU CAN GET A PORTION OF

THE MISSION FIELD RIGHT FROM

WHERE YOU ARE, SURROUNDED BY

DIAPERS, BECAUSE YOU CAN BE

A SENDER.

STILL AHEAD, HOW VIEWERS

LIKE YOU SAVED AN 8-YEAR-OLD

BOY FROM BLINDNESS, RIGHT

AFTER THIS.

Terry: CBN'S "ORPHANS'

PROMISE" HELPS THOUSANDS OF

CHILDREN WITH BASIC NEEDS,

LIKE FOOD AND SHELTER.

MIKE VANIA, AN 8-YEAR-OLD

BOY, WHO WOULD HAVE BEEN

BLIND IF IT HADN'T BEEN FOR

YOUR HELP.

VANIA WAS BORN WITH CROSSED

EYES.

BECAUSE OF HIS DISABILITY,

HIS PARENTS SENT HIM AWAY TO

AN ORPHANAGE.

I'VE HAD BAD EYES ALL MY

LIFE.

IT IS HARD TO SEE WITH

CROSSED EYES.

AND IT'S HARD TO DO

HOMEWORK, TOO.

Terry: WITHOUT TREATING

HIS CROSSED EYES, VANIA

WOULD EVENTUALLY GO BLIND IN

ONE EYE.

I'M SCARED OF GOING

BLIND.

I DREAM THAT ONE DAY I WILL

LOOK NORMAL AND HAVE GOOD

EYESIGHT, AND THEN MAYBE I

WOULD HAVE SOME FRIENDS.

Terry: A SIMPLE SURGERY

COULD HELP VANIA, BUT THE

ORPHANAGE DIDN'T HAVE THE

MONEY FOR IT.

Through Translator: THE

GOVERNMENT BARELY GIVES

ENOUGH MONEY FOR FOOD AND

CLOTHING FOR THE CHILDREN.

THEY WOULD NEVER PAY FOR

THAT KIND OF SURGERY.

Terry:

"ORPHANS' PROMISE" HAS BEEN

SUPPORTING THIS OR NAGE FOR

YEAR -- OR ORPHANAGE FOR

YEARS.

WHEN I MET VANIA, I KNEW HE

NEEDED SURGERY.

WE PAID FOR THE OPERATION,

AND WITHIN A FEW WEEKS HIS

LIFE WAS DRASTICALLY

DIFFERENT.

I SEE VERY WELL NOW.

I CAN READ AND DO MY

HOMEWORK, TOO.

Through Translator: YOU

HAVE HELPED OUR CHILDREN SO

MUCH OVER THE YEARS.

THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING.

ESPECIALLY FOR PROVIDING

THIS SURGERY FOR VANIA.

MY EYES ARE NICE AND

STRAIGHT NOW.

I CAN SEE VERY WELL AND HAVE

LOTS OF FRIENDS.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

Terry: IT'S AN AMAZING

THING, ISN'T IT, TO KNOW YOU

CAN MAKE THAT KIND OF A

DIFFERENCE IN A CHILD'S

LIFE.

I LOVE VANIA'S HEART.

HE SHARES SO OPENLY HIS

CONCERNS, HIS NEEDS, AND

THEN HIS GRATITUDE.

YOU KNOW, THOSE KINDS OF

CHANGES CAN'T HAPPEN IN THE

LIVES OF CHILDREN OR OTHERS

AROUND THE WORLD UNLESS

THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO SEND.

TODAY WE WANT TO ASK YOU TO

BE ONE OF THOUGH SENDERS.

WILL YOU JOIN CBN'S

"ORPHANS' PROMISE" AND HELP

THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF

CHILDREN AROUND THE WORLD.

VANIA JUST WANTED TO BE ABLE

TO SEE WELL AND BE LIKE

OTHER KIDS AND HAVE HOPE AND

A FUTURE.

YOU GAVE HIM SOME.

IT IS JUST 65 CENTS A MONTH,

$20 A MONTH, TO JOIN "THE

700 CLUB".

TODAY IS A GREAT DAY TO

CALL.

THERE IS OUR TOLL-FREE

NUMBER, 1-800-759-0700.

1-888-777-1999.

Gordon: MATTHEW 25:

"FOR I WAS HUNGRY AND YOU

FED ME.

I WAS THIRSTY AND YOU GAVE

ME A DRINK.

I WAS A STRANGER, AND YOU

INVITED ME INTO YOUR HOME.

I WAS NAKED AND YOU GAVE ME

CLOTHING.

I WAS SICK AND YOU CARED FOR

ME."

GOD BLESS YOU.

WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN.

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