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Logger’s On The Job Injury Healed by Prayer

An on-the-job accident left logger Gary Tetro with a nagging arm injury for decades. After 22 years, a prayer on The 700 Club led to a miracle. Read Transcript


Reporter: GARY TETRO

HAS ALWAYS LOVED LOGGING.

I ENJOY BEING OUT IN THE

WOODS BECAUSE OF THE SMELL

OF THE FRESH WOOD.

IT IS AN AWESOME FEELING

THAT YOU SEE GOD'S WORKS AND

CREATION OUT THERE.

Reporter:

AND

GARY

KNOWS FIRSTHAND THAT LOGGING

IS ONE OF THE DEADLIEST

PROFESSIONS IN AMERICA.

IN 1988, HE ALMOST LOST HIS

LIFE WHEN A TREE HE WAS

CUTTING FELL ON TOP OF HIM.

IT SMASHED MY HELMET, AND

IT WENT FLYING.

AND I FELT A CRUSH AND MY

RIB CAGE.

I SEEN MY WIFE GO BY, LIKE A

RECORDING GO OFF.

I TOLD GOD, I DON'T WANT TO

DIE LIKE THIS.

Reporter: HIS WIFE,

JANET, REMEMBERS THE DAY SHE

RECEIVED A PHONE CALL FROM

GARY'S LOGGING PARTNER.

THE WAY THAT HE SPOKE ON

THE PHONE, IT WAS ONE OF

THOSE THINGS, LIKE YOUR

HEART DROPS.

LIKE, IS HE ALIVE.

Reporter: GARY HAD

INTERNAL BLEEDING, SEVERAL

CRACKS RIBS, AND BOTH HIS

HIPS WERE BROKEN.

HE ALSO HAD TORN HIS ROTATOR

CUFF IN HIS RIGHT ARM.

ON MY WAY TO THE

HOSPITAL, I HAD BEEN PRAYING

TO GOD HE WOULD BE OKAY.

Reporter: THE INTERNAL

BLEEDING STOPPED, AND OVER

THE COURSE OF THE NEXT

SEVERAL MONTHS, GARY

RECOVERED FROM TWO HIP

REPLACEMENT INJURIES AND A

CRACKED RIB, BUT THE PAIN

WAS STILL IN HIS SHOULDER.

HE SAYS WE CAN REPAIR IT,

AND IT WILL TAKE A YEAR TO

HEAL.

IF YOU START WORKING AGAIN,

IT WILL JUST GET TORN AND IT

WILL BE TWICE AS BAD AS

BEFORE AND THERE IS NO GOING

BACK.

SO I ELECTED NOT TO HAVE IT

REPAIRED.

Reporter: GARY STARTED

WORKING AS A GENERAL

CONTRACTOR.

HE TOOK SEVERAL PAIN PILLS

JUST TO MAKE IT THROUGH THE

DAY.

BUT WHEN HE WAS IN BED AT

NIGHT, THE PAIN WAS AT ITS

WORSE.

YOU WOULD LAY IN A

POSITION AND IT WOULD WAKE

YOU UP IMMEDIATELY, JUST

SHARP PAINS.

Reporter: GARY LIVED

WITH HIS PAIN FOR THE NEXT

22 YEARS.

AND THEN ONE DAY, WHILE

WATCHING "THE 70 "THE 700

CLUB" --

GORDON SAID...

Gordon: IN AN ACT OF

FAITH, LAY YOUR HAND ON THAT

PART OF

THE BODY THAT NEEDS

FEELING.

I

TOLD

THE

LORD, I CAN'T

PUT MY HAND ON ALL OF THE

PARTS THAT ARE HURTING.

OH, WELL, I'LL PUT IT ON MY

SHOULDER BECAUSE THAT'S

REALLY BUGGING ME.

I FELT LIKE REVERSED

RAINDROPS TORE THE PAIN OUT

OF MY SHOULDER.

I SCREAMED FOR JOY.

MY ARMS WENT UP IN THE AIR

AND I SAID, I'M HEALED!

I SAID, WHAT ARE YOU

TALKING ABOUT, YOU'RE

HEALED?

AND HE SAID, GOD HEALED ME.

IT WAS A FEELING OF JOY THAT

GOD HAS HEALED HIM.

Reporter: IT HAS BEEN

TWO YEARS SINCE GARY HAS

BEEN HEALED, AND HE IS NOW

ABLE TO LIVE HIS LIFE

WITHOUT PAIN.

I CAN PUT MY HAND OVER MY

HEAD AND NOT FEEL THAT PAIN

LIKE I HAD BEFORE.

I FEEL LIKE MY ARM AND

SHOULDER HAS 20 TIMES THE

STRENGTH.

I WAS ABLE TO SLEEP AT

NIGHT, AND MY LIVE LOVED

THAT.

AND I WAS THANKFUL FOR

THAT.

Reporter: GARY AND

JANET TELL EVERYONE TO

CONTINUE TO TRUST GOD FOR

HEALING, NO MATTER HOW LONG

IT TAKES.

DON'T GIVE UP.

JUST BE FAITHFUL AND KEEP

PRAYING, AND GOD WILL ANSWER

PRAYER.

KEEP YOUR TRUST IN THE

LORD, BECAUSE THE LORD WILL

BE THERE.

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