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700 Club Interactive: How to be a Superhero - August 7, 2014

What does it take to be a superhero? Author Doug Fields shares how you can save your family – and the world (and you don’t need a mask and cape)! Read Transcript


NOT SUPERMAN, NOT

"CAPTAIN AMERICA," BUT YOU.

A MAN WITH MUSCLES, A

NICE CAR, ONE THAT LISTENS

TO ME.

A MAN WHO CAN ADMIT WHEN HE

IS WRONG.

Andrew: HOW YOU CAN BE

A REAL-LIFE HERO ON TODAY'S

"700 CLUB INTERACTIVE."

Gordon: 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.

Terry: WELL, WELCOME TO

THE SHOW.

MANY WOMEN DREAM OF THEIR

NIGHT IN SHINING ARMOR, A

MAN WHO WILL OVERCOME EVIL

LIKE JAMES BOND, AND FIGHT

CRIME LIKE JACK BOWER, AND

ROMANCE THEM LIKE TONY

STARK.

Andrew: HOWEVER, TERRY,

THE REALITY IS NO MAN CAN

REACH EXPECTATION THAT IS

ONLY A FANTASY, BUT ALL IS

NOT LOST.

TODAY'S GUEST SAYS THERE IS

A WAY A MAN CAN BECOME A

REAL-LIFE HERO.

WHAT MAKES A GOOD MAN?

A MAN WITH MUSCLES.

A NICE CAR.

MONEY.

AND MAYBE EVEN A PLANE.

HE HAS TO KNOW HOW TO FIX

THINGS.

ONE THAT LISTENS TO ME.

A MAN WHO CAN ADMIT WHEN

HE'S WRONG.

SOMEONE I CAN PRAY WITH.

I WANT A MAN THAT WANTS

TO BE MY HERO.

Andrew: WELL, JOINING

US NOW IS AUTHOR OF "SEVEN

WAYS TO BE HER HERO," DOUG

FIELDS.

IT'S GREAT TO BE HERE.

Andrew: THIS WEEK I WAS

READING IT, AND LAST NIGHT I

SAID, I'M GOING TO STOP AND

BRING DINNER HOME FOR MY

WIFE.

AND SHE SAID, YOU'RE READING

THAT BOOK.

WELL, YOU GOT MY

ATTENTION WHEN YOU SAID

YOU'RE READING EVERY PAGE,

AND YOUR WIFE SAID, I

BELIEVE YOU NEED TO READ IT

A COUPLE OF TIMES.

Andrew: A BIG THEME IN

THE BOOK SAYS WE'RE CHASING

THE WRONG THINGS, AND WE

NEED TO CONTINUE TO CHASE

OUR WIFE AFTER YEARS AND

YEARS.

YOU MENTIONED OUR LOVERS ARE

OUR LAPTOPS AND A COMPUTERS

ARE OUR MISTRESSES.

AS WE GET A LITTLE OLDER,

WE CHASE CAREERS, WE CHASE

PROFESSIONS.

WHEN WE START DATING, WE

CHASE OUR GIRLFRIENDS.

AND THEN THE WEDDING IS THE

FINISH LINE.

AND THEN PEOPLE BEGIN TO

DRIFT.

IN ECCLESIASTES, IT SAYS

WE'RE CHASING THE WIND WHEN

WE'RE CHASING MEANINGLESS

THINGS.

I THINK GUYS HAVE GOT TO

UNDERSTAND WHEN THEY'RE

CHASING ANYTHING AT THE

EXPENSE OF THAT RELATIONSHIP

WITH THEIR WIFE, THEY'RE

CHASING THE WRONG THING.

Andrew: AND ESPECIALLY

NOW THAT WE HAVE THESE CELL

PHONES, AND WE'RE KIND OF

ALWAYS WORKING --

WE'RE SO CONNECTED TO THE

OUTSIDE WORLD, I CAN

REMEMBER WHEN MY DAD WOULD

COME HOME AS A CHILD.

HE WOULD COME HOME, AND THE

BIGGEST WAY TO DECOMPRESS

WAS TO TAKE OFF HIS TIE AND

JACKET, AND THEN HE WAS WITH

THE FAMILY.

WE DON'T COME HOME LIKE THAT

ANYMORE.

WE COME HOME WITH OUR WORK,

WITH OUR COMPUTER.

STATISTICS SAY PEOPLE ANSWER

THEIR TEXTS WITHIN 30

SECOND, AND SO WE'RE ALWAYS

ON.

I THINK RELATIONALLY WHAT

HAPPENS IS WE'RE

OVERCONNECTED.

Andrew: AND THERE IS

REAL GOOD PRACTICAL STUFF IN

HERE.

COMMUNICATION IS A KEY TO

MARRIAGE.

AND A BIG POINT HERE IS:

MEN, DON'T SAY EVERYTHING

YOU THINK.

LET ME START BY SAYING, I

GAVE THEM SEVEN VERY DO

DOABLE THINGS.

THERE ARE A LOT OF BOOKS OUT

THERE, 30 WAYS TO DO THIS.

BUT LET'S GET IT DOWN TO

SEVEN.

THE FIRST IS: DON'T SAY

EVERYTHING YOU THINK.

I THINK FOR SOME REASON WE

GET THESE, I'M A LITTLE

SARCASTIC AND SNARKY, AND IT

COMES REAL QUICK TO ME.

AND WHAT I REALIZED IS I

DON'T HAVE TO SAY IT.

BECAUSE WHEN I DO SAY IT,

AND EVEN THOUGH I'M JOKING

OR IT IS A

PASSIVE/AGGRESSIVE COMMENT,

THERE IS STILL WOUNDING WITH

IT.

I DON'T NEED TO SAY IT.

I DON'T NEED TO ROLL MY

EYES.

Andrew: BODY LANGUAGE

SAYS A LOT IN ITSELF.

ABSOLUTELY.

AND LISTENING IS ANOTHER

ONE.

I THINK BECAUSE IT IS THE

LANGUAGE OF LOVE.

I KNOW FOR MY WIFE, THERE

HAVE BEEN TIMES SHE IS

TALKING TO ME ABOUT HER DAY,

AND I'M GOING THROUGH THE

MAIL OR CHECKING TEXTS OR

SEEING WHAT IS ON

SPORTSCENTER, AND WHAT I'M

LEARNING MORE AND MORE IT IS

REALLY EASY TO LISTEN IF I

JUST FOCUS.

Andrew: I THINK A LOT

OF GUYS START TO DETERMINE

IN THEIR MARRIAGES, YOU

DON'T HAVE TO SAY EVERYTHING

YOU THINK.

SO THEN YOU START TO BE MORE

DELIBERATE IN YOUR

RESPONSES.

AND OCCASIONALLY I'VE TALKED

TO OTHER GUYS THAT SAY THEY

HAVE EXPERIENCED THE SAME

THING, WHERE THEIR WIVES ARE

SAYING, WHY AREN'T YOU

SAYING ANYTHING?

THE POINT YOU MAKE IS, IF

YOU'RE THINKING SOMETHING

POSITIVE, SAY IT.

DROP YOUR PRIDE.

THAT'S ANOTHER ONE OF THE

SEVEN WAYS TO BE A HERO, USE

WORDS, BUT WORDS THAT BUILD

UP.

WORDS ARE POWERFUL.

OFTENTIMES WE DON'T USE THE

RIGHT WORDS.

ALL THROUGH PROVERBS IT

TALKS ABOUT THE POWER OF

WORDS, AND LIFE-GIVING

WORDS.

I'VE TALKED TO GUYS BEFORE,

AND ENCOURAGEMENT IS NOT

ONLY ON THEIR LOVE LANGUAGE

LIST.

AND IT MAY BE THEIR WIFE'S

PRIMARY WAY THEY RECEIVE

LOVE.

I HAVE GUYS SAY I HAVE TO

SET THE ALARM ON MY PHONE TO

REMIND ME TO ENCOURAGE MY

WIFE.

Andrew: HERE IS

SOMETHING I DON'T HEAR MEN

TALK ABOUT, BUT IT IS

IMPORTANT.

IT IS PHYSICAL AFFECTION

WITHOUT INTENTION.

FOR MEN, PHYSICAL TOUCH

OFTENTIMES NEEDS TO LEAD

SOMEWHERE.

BUT THAT DOESN'T ALWAYS WORK

IN A MARRIAGE.

YEAR ONE IN OUR MARRIAGE,

WE WERE REVIEWING THE YEAR,

AND MY WIFE SAID, YOU'RE NOT

A VERY GOOD HUGGER.

AND I SAID, WHAT DO YOU MEAN

I'M NOT A VERY GOOD HUGGER.

AND SHE COULD TELL BY MY

RESPONSE, AND SHE SAID,

YOU'RE GOOD AT THAT KIND OF

HUG, A HUG YOU WANT TO LEAD

SOMEWHERE.

AND SHE WAS, LIKE, I JUST

WANT MY HANDHELD AT TIMES,

COMMUNICATE YOU LIKE ME AND

WANT TO BE WITH ME AND TOUCH

ME IN OTHER WAYS THAN BEING

SEXUAL.

Andrew: WHAT ABOUT THIS

CALL IN THE BIBLE THAT WE'RE

TO LOVE OUR WIVES LIKE

CHRIST LOVED THE CHURCH.

HOW DO WE DO THAT?

IT IS A CHALLENGE FOR THE

REST OF YOUR LIFE.

I DID A WEDDING A COUPLE OF

DAYS AGO, AND MY SON WAS THE

BEST MAN IN THIS WEDDING,

AND I'VE KNOWN THIS GUY THAT

WAS GETTING MARRIED SINCE

JUNIOR HIGH, AND I USED THAT

VERSE, "AS CHRIST LOVED THE

CHURCH,CHURCH," WHICH IS

UNCONDITIONAL.

I SAID, JAMES, YOU HAVE THE

AGENDA SET FOR THE REST OF

YOUR LIFE.

BECAUSE IT WILL TAKE YOU THE

REST OF YOUR LIFE TO LOVE

HER IN THAT COMPASSIONATE,

UNCONDITIONAL, FORGIVING

WAY.

Andrew: YOU SAID IN

RESEARCH THE NUMBER ONE NEED

OF A WOMAN IN MARRIAGE IS

UNCONDITIONAL LOVE.

THAT MAY SURPRISE A LOT OF

PEOPLE.

YEAH, WE WANT TO BE

LOVED -- THINK ABOUT IT, I

WANT TO BE KNOWN AND I WANT

TO BE LOVED.

AND I WANT TO BE LOVED FOR

WHEN I'M KNOWN.

YOU KNOW ME AS MY

WEAKNESSES, MY SINS AND MY

FAULTS, AND YOU STILL LOVE

ME, THAT'S A WIN.

Andrew: DOUG, WE'VE GOT

SOME QUESTIONS FROM OUR

VIEWERS FOR YOU.

TAMMY SAYS, "MY HUSBAND AND

I ARE BOTH BELIEVERS, BUT WE

ARE SEPARATED.

HE IS ALWAYS SO ANGRY, BUT

HE WON'T GO TO COUNSELLING.

WHAT CAN I DO?

DO I NEED TO LET GO OF THIS

MARRIAGE?"

WELL, WE BELIEVE IN A GOD

WHO DOES MIRACLES, SO I

DON'T WANT TO TELL SOMEBODY

TO LET GO OF A MARRIAGE

BECAUSE THEY'RE SEPARATED

AND HE'S ANGRY AND HE WON'T

GO TO COLLEGE.

THE PROBLEM WITH STUFF LIKE

THIS, ANDREW, WE DON'T KNOW

THE WHOLE CONTEXT.

I WOULD SAY, WHY DON'T YOU

GO TO COUNSELLING.

YOU GO TO COUNSELLING, AND

THERE MAY BE WAYS THAT YOU

COULD CHANGE YOURSELF

FIRST.

WE ALWAYS THINK IT IS THE

OTHER PERSON'S ISSUE.

AND A LOT OF TIMES IN

MARRIAGES, WE NEED TO HOLD

THE MIRROR UP AND SAY, WHAT

IS WRONG WITH ME?

WHAT IS BROKEN IN ME?

WHY DOES THAT TRIGGER ME?

Andrew: AND YOU ASSERT

IN YOUR BOOK WHAT OTHER

PASTORS ARE STARTING TO SAY,

MARRIAGES AREN'T JUST

50/50.

IT IS I'M 100% DEVOTED TO

YOU.

YEAH.

AND THAT'S WHAT ONENESS IS.

GENESIS 2, A MAN WILL LEAVE

HIS FAMILY AND BE UNITED,

AND THE TWO WILL BECOME

ONE.

WHEN I GOT MY ARMS AROUND

THAT, IT CHANGED

EVERYTHING.

I WISH IT HAPPENED EARLIER

IN MY MARRIAGE.

WHAT I REALIZED WAS WHEN I

BEGAN TO ENHANCE CATHY,

SELFISHLY, I'M ENHANCING

MYSELF, TOO.

ALSO, WHEN I GO TO WOUND

HER, WHETHER IT IS SOME TYPE

OF COMMENT, AND I THINK, I

GOT HER, AND I DIDN'T REALLY

GET HER, I GOT US.

Andrew: A QUESTION FROM

JACKSON: "I'VE MESSED UP SO

MANY TIMES MY WIFE DOESN'T

TRUST ME ANYMORE.

I WANT TO GET WRIT RIGHT

WITH HER AND GOD, BUT SHE

SAYS SHE IS NOT WILLING TO

PUT HERSELF OUT THERE

ANYMORE.

WHAT CAN I DO TO WIN HER

BACK?"

MY WIFE AND I ARE IN A

COUNSELLING SITUATION WITH

ANOTHER COUNSEL, AND HE

COULD HAVE SENT THAT IN.

TRUST IS A BIG ISSUE THERE.

I THINK YOU HAVE TO BUILD

BACK TRUST.

ONE THE SEVEN WAYS TO BE HER

HERO THAT I TALKED ABOUT IS

GO BIG WITH THE SMALL

THINGS.

WE ALWAYS THINK IT IS ALL

ABOUT THE BIG.

I'VE GOT TO GET HER A NEW

CAR OR A DIAMOND RING TO WIN

BACK HER TRUST.

I THINK YOU NEED TO BE

FAITHFUL WITH THE SMALL

THINGS.

WHEN MARRIAGES TEND TO GO

BACKWARDS OR SIDEWAYS OR

ADRIFT IT IS BECAUSE WE STOP

DURING THE LITTLE THINGS

THAT OVER A LONG PERIOD OF

TIME CREATE THIS DISTANCE.

TO BUILD BACK TRUST, YOU'VE

JUST GOT TO DO A LOT OF THE

THINGS OVER AND OVER AND

OVER.

AND IT MAY BE THE NON-SEXUAL

TOUCH.

IT MAY BE THE POWERFUL

WORDS.

IT MAY BE THE LISTENING.

IT MAY BE MANY VERY DOABLE

THINGS THAT I TALK ABOUT IN

THE BOOK, AND YOU DO THOSE

OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND

OVER.

Andrew: AND CHRISTIAN

MEN MAY NOT PUT ENOUGH

ATTENTION ON THE FACT THAT

GOD REALLY CALLS AND EXPECTS

US TO BE LOVING OUR WIVES,

AND PUTTING THE EFFORT IN

WHERE NEEDED.

IT IS A GREAT BOOK, DOUG.

DOUG'S BOOK IS CALLED "SEVEN

WAYS TO BE HER HERO."

AND IT IS AVAILABLE

NATIONWIDE.

THANKS FOR BEING WITH US.

IT IS TERRIFIC STUFF.

THANK YOU.

Andrew: STILL AHEAD,

WE'RE GOING TO BE PRAYING

FOR YOU, PLUS A WOMAN WHO

DIED GIVING BIRTH.

THE UTERINE ARTERY WAS

WIDE OPENING, DRAINING HER

BLOOD OUT.

THEE TOOK OU THEY TOOK

OUT OF HER BELLY FIVE LITRES

OF BLOOD.

YOU AND I HAVE FIVE LITRES

OF BLOOD IN OUR ENTIRE

BODY.

Andrew: SEE HOW THE

PRAYERS OF THIS HEROIC DAD

SPREAD AROUND THE WORLD IN

MINTS.

MINUTES.

THAT'S NEXT.

Terry: MELANIE

PRITCHARD IS ALIVE TODAY

BECAUSE OF THE POWER OF

PRAYER.

AFTER COMPLICATIONS DURING

CHILDBIRTH, MELANIE WAS

DECLARED CLINICALLY DEAD.

BUT THAT DIDN'T STOP HER

HUSBAND FOR SOUNDING THE

ALARM FOR PRAYER BY SWEEPING

THE GLOBE THROUGH Facebook

AND TWITTER.

WE THOUGHT IT WAS JUST

GOING TO BE REALLY THE RUN

OF THE MILL PREGNANCY AND

BIRTH, LABOR AND DELIVERY.

HER OB/GYN CAME IN AND SAW

SHE WAS PROGRESSING, AND

BROKE HER WATER TO TRY TO

SPEED THAT UP.

MELANIE STARTED COMPLAINING

SHE DIDN'T FEEL WELL.

THEN I SEE HER KIND OF SLUMP

OVER TO ONE SIDE AND HER

EYES ROLLED BACK AND SHE

STARTED CONVULSING.

I LOOK OVER AT HER MONITORS,

AND EVERYTHING STARTS

FLASHING.

SHE IS NOT BREATHING AND

THEY CALLED A CODE BLUE.

THE WHOLE MEDICAL TEAM

CAME IN AND QUICKLY

UNPLUGGED THE BED AND ROLLED

HER OUT.

Reporter: MELANIE WAS

RUSHED TO THE OPERATING

ROOM, WHERE A TEAM OF

DOCTORS PERFORMED A

C-SECTION, AND MELANIE WAS

DYING TO A RARE REACTION

DURING PREGNANCY THAT CAUSED

HER HEART AND LUNGS TO SHUT

DOWN.

MELANIE WAS NOW FIGHTING

FOREHER OWN LIFE.

MY WIFE WAS CLINICALLY

DEAD WHEN SHE DELIVERED OUR

DAUGHTER.

THEY THOUGHT THERE WAS NO

WAY SHE COULD COME BACK.

MY FIRST THOUGHT WAS I'M A

WIDOWER, AND WE'VE ONLY BEEN

MARRIED FOR THREE YEARS.

I REMEMBER HOLDING HANDS AND

PRAYING FOR GOD, THAT HE

WOULD JUST BRING HER BACK.

Reporter: THE DOCTORS

WERE ABLE TO RESUSCITATE

MELANIE AND MOVED HER TO THE

I.C.U.

AS SHE LAY UNCONSCIOUS, DOUG

WAS ALLOWED TO SEE HIS NEW

DAUGHTER FOR THE FIRST

TIME.

I LOOKED AT HER AND SHE

HAD BLUE EYES AND BLONDE

HAIR, JUST LIKE HER MOTHER.

NOT LIKE ME.

AND THE NURSE ASKED ME WHAT

HER NAME WAS, AND I SAID

GABRIELLA.

THE BITTERSWEET PART WAS

MELANIE MAY NOT BE THERE,

AND I MAY HAVE TO RAISE THIS

LITTLE PRINCESS ON MY OWN.

Reporter: MEANWHILE,

MELANIE'S BROTHER, A CARDIAC

THORACIC SURGEON, ARRIVED AT

THE HOSPITAL AND BEGAN

REVIEWING HER CASE.

THEY GOT HER TO THE I.V.

I.C.U., AND SHE WAS

EXTREMELY SICK.

SHE WAS IN A STATE OF CARDIO

COLLAPSE, AND YOU DON'T

USUALLY SURVIVE SOMETHING

LIKE THAT.

THEY ASKED US TO SAY OUR

GOOD-BYES.

I REMEMBER ASKING HER IF YOU

HAVE ANY FIGHT LEFT IN YOU

THEN FIGHT.

I NEVER THOUGHT IT WAS

GOING TO BE MY LITTLE SISTER

THAT WOULD BE THE FIRST ONE

TO GO.

Reporter: HE SOON

DISCOVERED THAT MELANIE'S

LOW BLOOD PRESSURE WAS AS A

RESULT OF INTERNAL BLEEDING

FROM THE EMERGENCY

C-SECTION.

DOCTORS RUSHED HER BACK TO

THE EMERGENCY ROOM.

THEY SAW A UTERINE ARTERY

THAT WAS WIDE OPEN.

THEY TOOK OUT OF HER

BELLY FIVE LITERS OF BLOOD.

YOU AND I HAVE FIVE LITERS

OF BLOOD IN OUR ENTIRE

BODY.

Reporter: 24 HOURS

LATER, MELANIE REGAINED

CONSCIOUSNESS.

SHE WAS PREPPED FOR YET

ANOTHER SURGERY.

HER EYES WELLED UP WITH

TEARS.

AND I GRABBED HER HAND AND I

HELD HER TIGHT AND I SAID,

YOU'RE DOING GREAT.

I'M SO PROUD OF YOU.

I WANTED HER TO KNOW I WAS

THERE AND I LOVED HER SO

MUCH.

HER SISTER CAME BACK IN WITH

A BLACKBERRY THAT HAD A

PICTURE OF GABRIELLA ON IT.

WHICH WAS TERRIBLY IMPORTANT

BECAUSE HAD SHE NOT SURVIVED

THE SURGERY, WE WANTED HER

TO SEE GRAB BRE SEE GAB

GABRIELLA.

THE CHANCES WERE HIGH SHE

WOULD NEED A HEART AND/OR

LUNG TRANSPLANT.

Reporter: BY NOW, MANY

FRIENDS AND FAMILY HAD

GATHERED AT THE HOSPITAL TO

PRAY FOR MELANIE.

I REMEMBER LOOKING AROUND

AND SEEING EVERYBODY JUST AT

ONE POINT OR ANOTHER JUST

HANG THEIR HEAD IN PRAYER.

AND A LOT OF HER FRIENDS

THAT HAD COME TO THE

HOSPITAL OR WERE AT THE

HOSPITAL, WERE PROVIDING

UPDATES TO PEOPLE VIA

Facebook AND TWITTER, AND

SENDING THE PRAYER CHAIN, SO

TO SPEAK.

Reporter: THOUSANDS

TWEETED, PRAY FOR MELANIE.

WHICH EVEN MADE TWITTER'S

TOP 100 LIST IN 2010.

WE HEARD FEEDBACK FROM

CHRISTIANS IN THE MIDDLE

EAST, AND CHRISTIANS FROM

THE UNDERGROUND CHURCH IN

CHINA THAT WERE SHARING

THEIR PRAYERS WITH US.

IT IS A MIRACLE SHE HAD

SO MANY PRAYERS HELPING HER

OUT.

Reporter: WITHIN 24

HOURS OF HER FINAL SURGERY,

MELANIE WAS BREATHING ON HER

OWN AND WEANED OFF MOST

MEDICATION.

WITHIN A WEEK, SHE WAS

RELEASED TO GO HOME.

I WOKE UP WITH THIS

INCREDIBLE PEACE.

MY FIRST MEMORY WAS JUST

ASKING THEM WHAT HAPPENED.

JUST WAKING UP, LIKE, IN

CONFUSION, GOING, WHAT?

WAIT, WHY AM I HERE?

AND HOW IS ELLA?

THE CRAZY THING IS SHE IS

TOTALLY NORMAL.

SHE HAS NO RESIDUAL EFFECTS,

NO CARDIAC EFFECTS.

SHE IS AS HEALTHY AS CAN

BE.

AND ELLA, WHO IS A LITTLE

ANGEL, SHE IS COMPLETELY

HEALTHY.

IT IS INCREDIBLE.

I'M A DIFFERENT NURSE HAVING

GONE THROUGH THIS AS WELL.

IT DEFINITELY SHOWED ME THE

POWER OF PRAYER.

I DON'T REMEMBER ANYTHING

THAT HAPPENED IN THE

HOSPITAL.

THIS WAS TRAGIC AND

TRAUMATIC FOR SO MANY

PEOPLE.

SO MANY OTHER PEOPLE WERE

PRAYING LIKE CRAZY.

I REMEMBER WEEPING AND

CRYING, THINKING HOW CAN

THESE PEOPLE LOVE MEV S ME

SO MUCH, A STRANGER, EVEN.

ALL I CARED ABOUT WAS HAVING

ENOUGH AIR IN MY LUNGS TO

TELL MY HUSBAND HOW MUCH HE

MEANS TO ME, AND REALLY

BEING PRESENT TO MY FRIENDS

AND TO MY FAMILY.

HER RECOVERY IS A

MIRACLE.

HER SURVIVAL IS A MIRACLE.

I BELIEVE IT IS VERY CLEAR

THAT GOD ANSWERS PRAYERS.

I HAD ALWAYS PRAYED THAT

THE LORD WOULD PROTECT ME IN

PREGNANCY AND CHILDBIRTH

BECAUSE I THOUGHT, WITH ALL

OF THE WORK I DO IN THE

PRO-LIFE MOVEMENT, IF THE

EVIL ONE WANTED TO ATTACK

ME, THAT'S HOW HE WOULD DO

IT.

I BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF

PRAYER, BUT NOW THAT I'VE

LIVED THROUGH THE POWER OF

PRAYER, I BELIEVE IT 100

TIMES MORE.

Terry: PRAYER IS A

POWERFUL THING.

JESUS HIMSELF SAID, ASK IN

MY NAME.

HE IS LISTENING.

HE HEARS OUR PRAYERS.

THEY GO OUT BEFORE HIM.

SO THIS IS "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

WE'VE RECEIVED YOUR REQUEST

FOR PRAYERS, SO WE'RE GOING

TO GO OVER TO JESSICA RIGHT

NOW TO FIND OUT SOME OF YOU

WHO HAVE CALLED IN OR BEEN

ONLINE.

BRIAN WRITES IN, "THE

PAST YEAR HAS BEEN HARD FOR

ME AND MY WIFE.

FIRST I LOST MY JOB, WHICH

WAS MY CAREER.

AND RECENTLY WE MISCARRIED A

BABY.

I'M TRYING TO STAY STRONG

AND FIGHT DISCOURAGEMENT,

BUT IT IS SO HARD.

I'M TRYING TO BE EVERYTHING

MY WIFE NEEDS, BUT I NEED

GOD TO DO SOMETHING.

PLEASE PRAY."

TOM SAYS, "PLEASE PRAY FOR

MY SON JAMES AND HIS

FAMILY.

HE HAS CONFESSED TO HIS WIFE

THAT HE HAS BEEN UNFAITHFUL,

BUT HAS SHUT DOWN

EMOTIONALLY.

HE HAS ALSO BEEN MISTREATED

BY THE CHURCH AND IS NOW

BITTER.

I'VE BEEN FIGHTING FOR MY

SON'S SALVATION FOR A LONG

TIME.

WE ARE PRAYING HE WILL

FINALLY COME HOME."

KEN WRITES IN, "MY FATHER

WAS AN ABUSIVE ALCOHOLIC,

AND I STRUGGLE WITH KNOWING

WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A REAL

MAN BECAUSE I WAS NEVER

TAUGHT.

MORE IMPORTANTLY, I WANT TO

BE A GODLY MAN.

PLEASE PRAY THAT GOD SENDS

GOOD MENTORS INTO MY LIFE.

I'M SO CONCERNED THAT I WILL

REPEAT MY FATHER'S

MISTAKES."

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, WE WANT TO

TAKE SOME TIME NOW, ALL OF

US, JESS AND ANDREW AND

MYSELF, TO PRAY.

IF YOU'VE GOT NEEDS, LIFT

YOUR NEEDS TO THE LORD AS

WELL.

I'M GOING TO START BY

PRAYING FOR BRIAN AND HIS

WIFE.

FATHER, I JUST THANK YOU

THAT YOU GET US.

YOU SO GET US.

AND I THINK OF HOW BRIAN HAS

SAID HE HAS LOST HIS JOB,

AND IT WAS HIS CAREER.

GOD, I PRAY YOU WOULD GIVE

HIM A FRESH IDENTITY IN

YOU.

I PRAY THAT YOU WOULD BRING

CLEAR TO BRIAN'S

UNDERSTANDING AND HIS HEART

THAT HIS VALUE IS NOT TIED

UP IN WHAT HE DOES.

AND, YET, GOD, YOU KNOW HE

NEEDS TO SUPPORT HIS

FAMILY.

I PRAY THAT YOU WOULD OPEN A

NEW DOOR OF OPPORTUNITY TO

HIM.

AND I PRAY THAT YOU WOULD

OPEN IT IN A WAY SO THAT

BRIAN KNOWS IT COMES FROM

YOU, GOD, THAT IT IS NOT OF

HIS OWN DOING OR ANYONE

ELSE'S, BUT THAT ONLY YOU,

GOD, WOULD GET THE GLORY.

AND, FATHER, I PRAY FOR

BRIAN AND HIS WIFE AS THEY

HEAL FROM THIS MISCARRIAGE.

THERE IS SUCH GRIEF WHERE

THERE IS A LOSS OF LIFE

WHERE THERE IS SO MUCH

ANTICIPATION.

I KNOW BRIAN IS TRYING TO BE

ALL THINGS TO ALL PEOPLE

RIGHT NOW.

I'M ASKING, JESUS, THAT YOU

WOULD COME RIGHT INTO THE

MIDDLE OF THEIR

CIRCUMSTANCES, RIGHT IN THE

MIDDLE OF THEIR HEAR HEARTS

AND THEIR HOME, SO BRIAN

COULD REST IN YOU, SO BRIAN

WOULD KNOW THIS IS THE DAY

YOU HAVE MADE AND HE CAN

TRUST YOU AND REJOICE IN IT

AND BE GLAD IN IT.

YOU'VE GOT HIS BACK, YOU'VE

GOT HIS LOSS AND HIS PAIN

AND HIS WIFE'S AS WELL.

SO, GOD, BE THEIR ALL IN

ALL, AND BE THE GREAT I AM

FOR BRIAN AND HIS WIFE.

Andrew: WE LIFT OF

JAMES AND HIS FAMILY AS HE

HAS BEEN UNFAITHFUL.

WE NOT ONLY PRAY FOR JAMES'

FAMILY, BUT ALL OF THOSE

MARRIAGES RIGHT NOW THAT ARE

IN TROUBLE BECAUSE OF

UNFAITHFULNESS.

FOR SOMEONE RIGHT NOW WHO IS

WATCHING WHO HAS BEEN

TREATED ON AND IS CRYING OUT

FOR THEIR MARRIAGE TO BE

HEALED, WE PRAY FOR HEALING

AND RECONCILIATION.

WE PRAY FOR PEACE IN

MARRIAGES, LORD GOD.

YOU'RE A MIRACLE-WORKING

GOD, AND FOR ALL OF THE

MARRIAGES THAT ARE

STRUGGLING, LORD, WE PRAY

YOUR HOLY SPIRIT INTERCEDES

IN THE NAME OF JESUS.

AND WE PRAYED FOR KEN, WHO

HAD THIS ALCOHOLIC FATHER.

AND KEN DESIRES TO BE A

GODLY MAN.

WE THANK YOU, LORD GOD, THAT

THE FIRST STEP IN THAT IS

RECOGNIZING WERE KIND OF MAN

HE WANTS TO BE.

AND WE KNOW, LORD, THAT YOU

ARE IN FULL DESIRE OF

IMPARTING YOUR WISDOM TO HIM

IN THE NAME OF JESUS, AND

RAISING HIM UP TO BE YOUR

MAN.

AND, FATHER, AS WE'VE TALKED

ABOUT MARRIAGE TODAY, I PRAY

FOR HUSBANDS OUT THERE TO BE

THE MAN AND HUSBAND AND

FATHER YOU CALL US TO BE.

AND IT'S IN JESUS' NAME WE

PRAY.

AMEN.

GIVE US A CALL IF YOU NEED

MORE PRAYER.

1-888-777-1999.

AND SOMEBODY HERE WOULD LOVE

TO PRAY WITH YOU.

STILL AHEAD, WHY ONE FATHER

IN PERU IS CALLED A HERO BY

HIS CHILDREN.

THAT'S AFTER THIS.

Terry: IN PERU, A

SINGLE FATHER WORKED LONG

HOURS DOING BACK-BREAKING

WORK, JUST TO SUPPORT HIS

SONS.

HE AND HIS FAMILY STRUGGLED

TO GET BY, SO WE DECIDED TO

MAKE THEIR JOB A LITTLE

EASIER.

Reporter: FOR THE PAST

17 YEARS, ELVIS TECHO HAS

BEEN RAISING HIS SONS AS A

SINGLE PARENT.

THE BOYS' MOTHER LEFT ONE

DAY AND NEVER RETURNED.

ELVIS, JR. AND DAVI ARE THE

MOST IMPORTANT THINGS IN MY

LIFE.

Reporter: ELVIS HAS A

BACK-BREAKING JOB HAULING

BANANAS TO THE MARKET.

HE HEADS OUT AT 4:00 AND THE

MORNING TO BUY A FEW BUNCHES

TO SELL THERE.

MY DAD MEANS EVERYTHING

TO US.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT WE WOULD

DO WITHOUT HIM.

HE IS OUR HERO AND OUR ROLE

MODEL.

Reporter: ELVIS HAS

ALWAYS WANTED MORE FOR HIS

BOYS, SO HE MADE SACRIFICES

TO KEEP THEM IN SCHOOL, LIKE

LIVING IN THIS CHANTEY,

WHICH WAS THE ONLY PLAYS

PLACE THEY COULD AFFORD.

THE HOUSE HAD NO WALLS,

AND WHEN IT RAINED, WATER

POURED IN.

THE OTHER THINGS WAS THE

RATS.

THEY COME IN ALL OF THE

TIME, AND THEY WERE SCARY.

Reporter: SO "OPERATION

BLESSING" BUILT THEM A NEW

HOUSE, WHICH IS COMPLETELY

ENCLOSED.

IT PROTECTS THEM FROM THE

WEATHER AND THE RATS.

WE ALSO BOUGHT THEM NEW

MATTRESSES.

WE USED TO SLEEP ON THE

FLOOR ON SOME PLASTIC.

NOW I CAN SLEEP ON A

MATTRESS.

Reporter: WE ALSO

HELPED ELVIS GROW HIS

BUSINESS.

NOW THAT HE SELLS SO MANY

BANANAS, THEY'RE DELIVERED

FOR FREE, AND HIS INCOME HAS

QUADRUPLED.

THE HOUSE YOU HAVE GIVEN

US AND THE INCREASE IN THE

BUSINESS ARE A BLESSING FROM

GOD.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

Terry: I LOVE THIS

DAD.

I MEAN, HE HAS HUNG IN THERE

WITH HIS BOYS THROUGH THICK

AND THROUGH THIN.

HE IS A HARD WORKER, DOING

BACK-BREAKING WORK, DOING

EVERYTHING HE CAN TO SURVIVE

AND TO SHOW THEM WHAT IT

MEANS TO KEEP ON KEEPING

ON.

THAT'S LIFE IN PARTS OF THE

WORLD.

WE HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO

COME ALONGSIDE OF THEM.

"OPERATION BLESSING" DID,

AND THAT'S A HUMANITARIAN

ARM OF THE CHRISTIAN

BROADCASTING NETWORK, TO

MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE

LIFE OF THIS DAD AND HIS

BOYS.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE A

PART OF THAT, JOIN "THE 700

CLUB."

65 CENTS A DAY, $20 A MONTH,

MAKES YOU A "700 CLUB"

MEMBER.

SO CALL NOW,

1-888-777-1999.

ANDREW?

Andrew: WE LEAVE YOU

WITH MATTHEW 22: 37-38: "YOU

MUST LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD

WITH ALL OF YOUR HEART, ALL

YOUR SOUL, AND ALL YOUR

MIND.

THIS IS THE FIRST AND

GREATEST COMMANDMENT."

FOR JESSICA AND TERRY, I'M

ANDREW, AND WE'LL SEE YOU

TOMORROW ON "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

THANKS FOR JOINING

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