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700 Club Interactive: In Sickness and In Health - February 10, 2015

Two couples live out their marriage vows – to love ‘in sickness and in health’. Read Transcript


I COULDN'T CONTROL MY

BRAIN.

Gordon: A 60-YEAR-OLD

MAN IS DIAGNOSED WITH

DEMENTIA, AND TOLD THERE IS

NO CURE.

HE IS NOT GOING TO GET

BETTER.

Gordon: WATCH HOW HE IS

COMPLETELY HEALED.

THIS IS BIG!

Gordon: 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.

Gordon: WELL, WELCOME

TO THE SHOW.

IF YOU'RE MARRIED, YOU'RE

PROBABLY USED TO THIS

FAMILIAR PHRASE IN YOUR

WEDDING VOWS, "IN SICKNESS

AND IN HEALTH."

TODAY YOU'LL HEAR FROM TWO

COUPLES THAT KNOW WHAT THE

"IN SICKNESS" PART LOOKS

LIKE.

Terry: RICHARD HAD NO

IDEA WHAT WAS HAPPENING TO

HIM.

HE WAS JUST 60 YEARS OLD

WHEN HIS BRAIN BEGAN TO

MISFIRE.

RICHARD CHALKED IT UP TO

SENIOR MOMENTS, BUT HIS WIFE

KNEW SOMETHING WAS SERIOUSLY

WRONG.

Reporter: PASTOR

RICHARD SCOFF KEPT A SECRET

FROM HIS WIFE AND FROM HIS

CHURCH.

I WAS HAVING TROUBLE

WRITING CHECKS AND DIALING

THE PHONE.

AND I WASN'T GETTING

ANYTHING DONE.

I WOULD GO TO CHURCH AND

JUST LOCK MYSELF IN THE

OFFICE AND NOT EVEN ANSWER

THE PHONE AND NOT SEE

ANYBODY.

AND FOR A PASTOR, THAT'S A

HARD THING.

I THOUGHT IT WAS AN

EMOTIONAL PROBLEM.

I THOUGHT, HE'S NOT CARING

OR WE'RE NOT CONNECTING LIKE

WE USED TO.

WHAT'S GOING ON HERE?

Reporter: IT SOON

BECAME EVIDENT TO THE CHURCH

BOARD THAT SOMETHING WAS

WRONG WITH THEIR PASTOR.

JINGINA PAULSON REMEMBERS

WHAT IT WAS LIKE TO TALK TO

RICHARD.

HE WOULD GET FIXATED ON

THINGS.

YOU WOULD HAVE A

CONVERSATION AND YOU WOULD

THINK, SOMETHING IS NOT

RIGHT HERE.

I COULDN'T CONTROL MY

BRAIN.

PEOPLE WOULD SAY THINGS TO

ME, AND I WOULD ANSWER THEM,

BUT IT WOULDN'T EVEN BE WHAT

THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT.

Reporter: THE CHURCH

BOARD ASKED RIECHT TO

RICHARD TO STEP DOWN FROM

HIS POSITION AND TO SEE A

DOCTOR.

THROUGH AN M.R.I. AND C.A.T.

SCAN, HIS DOCTOR FOUND OUT

RICHARD HAD EARLY ONSET OF

LOUIS BODY DISEASE.

WHEN THE DOCTOR SAID YOUR

HUSBAND HAS LOUIS BODY

DISEASE AND HE IS NOT GOING

TO GET BETTER, THAT WAS THE

HARDEST DAY OF MY LIFE.

I THOUGHT, HOW COULD THIS

HAPPEN TO A MAN OF GOD.

THIS IS SO MAJOR.

IT IS MY LIFE AND IT IS

OVER.

I THOUGHT MY LIFE WAS OVER.

Reporter: THE DOCTOR

SAID THE SYMPTOMS WOULD ONLY

GET WORSE AND ADVISED THE

COUPLE TO MOVE TO A SINGLE

STORY HOME BECAUSE RICHARD

WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO WALK UP

OR DOWN STEPS.

DESPITE THE DISCOURAGING

PROGNOSIS, THEY BELIEVED GOD

COULD HEAL AND RESTORE

RICHARD'S MIND.

WHEN SHE WOULD REALLY BE

DOWN SOMETIMES, I WOULD GO,

HONEY, THIS IS NO MORE THAN

A COLD FOR GOD.

WE'VE SEEN HIM HEAL SO MANY

THINGS.

WE'VE SEEN HIM HEAL ALL

KINDS OF THINGS, CANCERS AND

EVERYTHING.

THIS IS NOT A BIG THING FOR

GOD.

GOD CAN DEAL WITH IT.

WE PRACTICED THE PROTOCOL

OF WHAT THE WORD OF GOD

SAYS.

IF ANYONE IS SICK AMONG YOU,

THEN THE LEADERS OF THE

CHURCH, THE ELDERS OF THE

CHURCH TO PRAY OVER HIM IN

FAITH.

WE JUST KEPT STANDING ON

THE WORD OF GOD.

SOME DAYS YOU MIGHT SEE HIM

AND BE DISCOURAGED, BUT WE

JUST DIDN'T LOOK AT THAT.

WE KEPT LOOKING TO THE WORD

OF GOD.

Reporter: RICHARD SAYS

THAT DURING A TIME OF

PRAYER, HE HEARD GOD TELL

HIM TO USE ALL OF THE TOOLS

AVAILABLE FOR HIS HEALING,

INCLUDING NUTRITION.

HE STARTED TAKING COCONUT

OIL, AND WE TOOK HIGH

ANTIOXIDANT JUICES, AND WE

STARTED TO REALLY INVEST IN

OUR HEALTH.

Reporter: THEY SOON

STARTED TO SEE AN

IMPROVEMENT HIS MENTAL

CAPACITY.

THIS IS HUGE.

I'M ABLE TO DIAL THE PHONE.

I'M ABLE TO GET UP THE STEPS

WITHOUT DRIPPING.

THIS IS BIG.

Reporter: TWO YEARS

AFTER RICHARD'S DIAGNOSIS,

THEIR DOCTOR WAS AMAZED BY

RICHARD'S LEVEL OF

RECOVERY.

WHEN THE DOCTOR CAME OUT

AND SAID, I DON'T KNOW WHAT

YOU'RE DOING, BUT KEEP DOING

IT.

WELL, WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT

WE'RE DOING, WE PRAYED.

IT WAS GOD.

IT WAS GOD.

BUT WE USED ALL OF THE

TOOLS.

WE WERE OPEN TO -- WE FELT

LIKE THE HOLY SPIRIT WAS

ANYWAY, CHANGE YOUR DIET.

ADD THESE THINGS INTO YOUR

DIET.

THIS IS GOING TO HELP YOU.

Reporter: RICHARD IS

ABLE TO PREACH AGAIN AND IS

SHARPER THAN HE WAS BEFORE

HIS STRUGGLE WITH DEMENTIA.

I'VE GOT MY HUSBAND

BACK.

THAT IS AMAZING.

AND I'VE GOT HIM BACK

FULLY.

JESUS SAID, WITH MAN IT

IS IMPOSSIBLE.

BUT WITH GOD ALL THINGS ARE

POSSIBLE.

AND WE HAD TO HOLD ON TO

THAT SCRIPTURE.

WE HAD TO STAND ON THE WORD

OF GOD.

YOU NEED TO GET A SCRIPTURE,

AND YOU NEED TO STAND ON

IT.

AND SO YOU KNOW, MY GOD

SAYS, BY HIS STRIPES I AM

ALREADY HEALED.

I AM NOT SICK.

I AM WELL, FIGHTING OFF SOME

FOREIGN SUBSTANCE TRYING TO

COME INTO MY BODY, AND I

WILL NOT ALLOW IT.

AND, JESUS, I KNOW YOU'RE

HEALING ME AND CONFESS IT

AND LIVE IT.

Gordon: CONFESS IT AND

LIVE IT.

BUT SO OFTEN WHEN WE TRY TO

LIVE IT AND WE'RE IN A

MARRIAGE, OUR SPOUSE HAS TO

LIVE IT, TOO.

Terry: ABSOLUTELY.

AND YOU KNOW MOST OF US --

YOU ARE RIGHT IN YOUR

INTRODUCTION TO THAT PIECE,

MOST OF US SAY AS WE'RE

GETTING MARRIED, "IN

SICKNESS AND IN HEALTH," BUT

USUALLY EVERYTHING IS GOING

WELL, AND WE'RE CLUELESS OF

WHAT THAT MIGHT BE LIKE.

Gordon: SOME OF US GOT

MARRIED AFTER GRADUATION

FROM HIGH SCHOOL, AND WE

DON'T KNOW --

Terry: AND YOU KATHRYN

WENT THROUGH THIS.

Gordon: I SHOULD HAVE

DIED.

I HAD CEREBRAL MALARIA.

I PICKED IT UP IN THE BORDER

OF BURMA AND THAILAND.

AND I WAS NEAR DEATH.

AND THE FIRST WEEK THAT I

WAS SICK, I DIDN'T KNOW I

HAD MALARIA.

I CERTAINLY DIDN'T KNOW I

HAD CEREBRAL MALARIA.

I DIDN'T FIND THAT OUT UNTIL

AFTERWARDS.

AND I WAS STANDING ON THE

WORD.

I WAS NAMING AND CLAIMING

EVERYTHING.

AND THIS IS JUST SOME KIND

OF TROPICAL --

Terry: DID YOU THINK

YOU WERE GOING TO DIE?

Gordon: NO, FOR THAT

FIRST WEEK I DIDN'T.

ONCE I STARTED VOMITING

BLOOD AND URINATING BLOOD,

AND ONCE I SAW THE DOCTOR

MAKE THE FINAL DIAGNOSIS, I

KNEW I WAS IN REAL TROUBLE.

AND THERE WAS A POINT IN MY

CARE WHERE -- YOU GET IN

THESE SITUATIONS AND THE

HEAVENS ARE BRASS, WE USE

THAT TERM, AND IT IS A TERM

FROM THE BIBLE, BUT UNTIL

YOU LIVE IT, YOU DON'T

REALLY UNDERSTAND IT.

IT'S LIKE YOUR PRAYERS

BOUNCE BACK AT YOU.

NOTHING GETS THROUGH.

AND THERE IS JUST THIS

SILENCE --

Terry: YOU FEEL VERY

ALONE.

Gordon: AND I HAD TO

GET TO THE POINT WHERE I

COMPLETELY SURRENDERED AND

SAID, LORD, IF YOU WANT TO

KILL ME, IF SOMEHOW OR OTHER

MY DEATH HERE -- AT THAT

POINT IN TIME, ASIAN CENTERS

FOR MISSIONS WAS JUST

KICKING OFF AND WAS REALLY

REVOLUTIONIZING MISSIONS

WORK IN THE PHILIPPINES FOR

TRAINING AND SENDING

CROSS-CULTURAL MISSIONARIES

FROM THE PHILIPPINES TO THE

WORLD.

AND IT FLASHED THROUGH MY

HEAD, YOU KNOW, WARDEN OF

YALE, HENRY MARTIN OF

CAMBRIDGE, BOTH OF WHOM HAD

DIED EARLY IN THEIR

MISSIONARY CAREER AND

SPARKED A REVOLUTION AND

ENCOURAGED SO MANY OTHERS TO

GO.

SO I LITERALLY HAD TO PRAY.

BUT FOR KATHRYN, THERE WAS

EVEN PREPARATION FOR HER.

IN THE FIRST WEEK OF MY

SICKNESS, SHE'S DOING HER

NORMAL ROUTINE, AND SHE'S

GETIN GETTING SOME CLOTHES

OUT OF A CLOSET, AND SHE

HEARD A VOICE BEHIND HER

SAYING, HOW WOULD YOU CARE

FOR SOMEONE WHO IS DYING?

WHICH IS NOT A QUESTION YOU

GET --

Terry: OFTEN.

WHAT DID SHE SAY?

Gordon: SHE WAS

STARTLED AND IMMEDIATELY

THOUGHT ABOUT, OKAY, GOD IS

PREPARING ME FOR SOME KIND

OF OTHER MINISTRY, MEDICAL

MISSIONS, AND HOW DO WE DO

THIS.

SHE WASN'T THINKING ME.

AND WITHIN A WEEK OF THAT

WORD, IT WAS ME.

Terry: AND IT IS VERY

HARD TO BE THE SPOUSE OF

SOMEONE WHO IS IN SUCH A

COMPROMISED POSITION.

NOW YOU ARE IT.

YOU'VE GOT EVERYBODY'S BACK

ON THE FAMILY FRONT.

IT'S VERY DIFFICULT.

HOW DID YOU GUYS WORK

THROUGH THAT?

Gordon: GOD DID A

MIRACLE.

SHE CAME ON DEATH WATCH.

I DIDN'T KNOW THAT IS WHAT

WAS GOING ON.

I DIDN'T KNOW THE NURSES

WERE TALKING TO HER THAT

WAY.

I DIDN'T KNOW THE DOCTOR --

THEY ESSENTIALLY DIDN'T

DIAGNOSE ME RIGHT IN THE

FIRST FEW DAYS I WAS IN THE

HOSPITAL.

AND A PARASITE HAD ALREADY

REPRODUCED SO MUCH THAT I

WAS BEING SERIOUSLY

COMPRISED.

MY LIVER SHUT DOWN.

MY EYEBALLS WERE YELLOW.

I WAS URINATING BLOOD BY

NOW, NOT JUST VOMITING

BLOOD.

AND IT WAS GRIM.

AND SHE WAS OVERNIGHTING IN

THE HOSPITAL.

THEY SET HER UP WITH A COT

NEXT TO ME.

BUT GOD DID AN AMAZING

MIRACLE.

AS SOON AS I PRAYED THAT, IT

WAS LIKE IT BROKE.

AS SOON AS I PRAYED, LORD,

IF YOU WANT ME TO SACRIFICE,

IF YOU WANT MY DEATH, THEN

IT'S OKAY.

AND SOMETHING JUST BROKE

WITH THAT.

Terry: LIKE A TOTAL

SURRENDER.

Gordon: THAT SACRIFICE

TO SAY, NOT MY WILL BE DONE;

YOU'RE WILDONE; YOUR WILL

BE DONE.

LET'S START SAYING, WHAT IS

GOD'S PLAN HERE?

IS THERE A LARGER PLAN AND

PURPOSE?

AND IT BROKE.

THE NEXT WEEK I WAS

COMPLETELY HEALTHY,

PREPARING FOR A MISSION TRIP

TO INDIA.

LITERALLY WITH 48 HOURS MY

EYES CLEARED, MY LIVER

FUNCTION RETURNED.

I WENT TO SEE A DOCTOR JUST

TO GET THE FINAL TESTS, AND

HE DID A BLOOD TEST ON ME,

AND HE SAID, I'VE NEVER SEEN

THIS.

YOU ARE COMPLETELY FREE OF

MALARIA.

I SHOULDN'T TELL YOU THIS,

BUT YOU SHOULD HAVE DIED.

WE CAUGHT IT TOO LATE.

AND I WAS IN MANILA.

SAME HOSPITAL, SAME FLOOR, A

FRENCH MAN HAD DIED FROM

CEREBRAL MALARIA A WEEK

BEFORE I WAS ADMITTED.

AND SO THAT'S WHY THEY WERE

ALL PREPARING FOR THAT.

IT WAS AN INTENSE TIME.

Terry: THERE IS A

CERTAIN -- NOT A CERTAIN --

THERE IS A LOT OF POWER TO

SURRENDERING TO THE WILL OF

GOD.

AND EVEN AS THAT PASTOR

SAID, TO TAKING A PROMISE

GIVEN TO US ABOUT THE FATHER

AND STANDING ON IT AND

SAYING, I WILL CONTEND FOR

THIS.

IT'S AN AWESOME THING.

WELL, STILL AHEAD, A YOUNG

HUSBAND AND FATHER RECEIVES

A DEVASTATING DIAGNOSIS.

HE JUST VERY BLUNTLY

SAID, THIS LOOKS REALLY

BAD.

STATISTICS SAY I HAVE TWO TO

THREE YEARS OF LIFE.

Terry: FIND OUT HOW HE

BEAT THE ODDS AFTER THIS.

Terry: AT JUST 38 YEARS

OLD, MATT CHANDLER SEEMED TO

HAVE IT ALL.

HE HAD A BEAUTIFUL FAMILY

AND A GROWING CHURCH, AND

ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR

TUNES ON iTUNES.

UNTIL THE DAY HE NEARLY LOST

IT ALL.

NOBODY RUNS 80 YEARS

WITHOUT SOMEBODY THEY LOVE

DYING, WITHOUT GETTING SICK,

WITHOUT SERIOUS TRIALS.

NO ONE MAKES IT CLEAN

THROUGH LIFE IN A FALLEN

WORLD.

THANKSGIVING MORNING I

WAS GETTING READY TO -- I

ACTUALLY FELT REALLY GREAT.

I WAS ORGANIZED AND WOKE UP

BEFORE EVERYONE ELSE.

I CRACKED OPEN THE CINNAMON

ROLLS AND WENT ABOUT IN THE

KITCHEN GETTING EVERYTHING

READY.

I POURED A CUP OF COFFEE,

AND ASKED HOW I COULD HELP.

AND HE ASKED ME TO FEED

NORA.

SO I FED NORA, BURPED HER,

AND PUT HER IN HER JOHNNIE

JUMP UP.

AND I TURNED TO GO BACK TO

MY CHAIR --

AND ALL OF A SUDDEN I

HEARD THIS CRASH.

AND I'M WAITING TO HEAR MATT

SAY, IT'S OKAY, BABY, I'VE

GOT IT.

AND I DIDN'T HEAR ANYTHING.

THE NEXT THING I HEAR IS

AUDREY, OUR THEN 6-YEAR-OLD,

SAY, DAD?

THAT WAS ODD BECAUSE I

DIDN'T HEAR MATT'S VOICE.

AND I WALK IN, AND MATT IS

ON THE GROUND, HAVING A

GRANDMAL SEIZURE.

WE WERE TOLD AT THE

HOSPITAL, WHEN I STARTED TO

COME TO, THEY SAW SHADOW ON

THE C.T. SCAN AND THEY

WANTED TO DO AN M.R.I.

AND THEY TOOK HIM BACK

FOR TESTS AND THEY DID FIND

A TUMOR.

AND THE E.R. DOCTOR

RECOMMENDED THAT WE SEE A

NEUROSURGEON AS SOON AS WE

COULD.

LIFE FOR ME, UP UNTIL

THAT POINT, HAD JUST ALWAYS

BEEN BEST-CASE SCENARIO.

SO I THOUGHT, OKAY, WE'LL GO

SEE THE NEUROSURGEON AND

HE'LL GIVE ME THE RIGHT MEDS

AND WE'LL KEEP TRUCKING

ALONG.

SO WHEN WE GOT INTO HIS

OFFICE AND HE STARTS SHOWING

US THE FILM, IT'S EVIDENT IT

IS LARGE.

HE VERY BLUNTLY SAID,

THIS LOOKS REALLY BAD.

WE'VE GOT TO GO IN PRETTY

QUICK.

IF I CAN MAKE ROOM FOR YOU

ON FRIDAY, WE'RE GOING TO DO

A CRANIOTOMY ON FRIDAY.

WHEN FRIDAY MORNING CAME,

I GOT TO PRAY WITH MATT AND

SING OVER HIMSELF.

AND THERE WAS THIS QUESTION

OF, WHO WILL HE BE WHEN HE

COMES OUT?

IT WAS AN EIGHT AND A

HALF HOUR CRANIOTOMY.

THE DIAGNOSIS WE GOT FROM

THE DOCTORS WAS ANAPLASTIC

OLIOGIOMMA, WHICH IS A TYPE

OF CANCER.

AND STATISTICS ANY SAY I

HAVE TWO TO THREE YEARS LEFT

OF LIFE.

MY BIG FEAR IS YOU DON'T DIE

PRETTY FROM THIS ONE.

AND YOU LOSE PARTS OF YOUR

MIND.

IT IS LIKE YOU STOP BEING

YOU.

MY GREAT FEAR WAS MY KIDS

WOULD WATCH ME WASTE AWAY

AND WOULD GROW BITTER

TOWARDS THE GOD I LOVE SO

DEEPLY AND DESPERATELY, AND

IT WOULD UNNERVE ME.

SO TO SEE THEM WAS -- I IT

WOULD HURT ME.

SO I PUT ON HEADPHONES AND I

WOULD WITHDRAW BECAUSE I WAS

JUST TRYING TO COPE.

I GAVE HIM THE SPACE, BUT

THEN THERE WAS A POINT WHERE

I FELT LIKE HE WAS AT A

PLACE WHERE HE COULD ENTER

BACK IN WITH US.

I TRIED TO GRACIOUSLY

APPROACH HIM AND SAY, BABE,

I KNOW THIS IS A LOT TO DEAL

WITH, BUT YOU'RE HERE WITH

US NOW, AND WE NEED YOU TO

BE PRESENT BECAUSE YOU'RE

HERE.

YOU'RE NOT GONE.

SO SHE WAS REALLY THE ONE

THAT KIND OF SAID, HEY,

LET'S DO THIS.

AND LET'S PUT JESUS IN IT,

AND THAT'S KIND OF WHAT WE

DID.

I NEVER FELT FRAGILE.

I'M 6' 5," 200 POUNDS.

I'VE ALWAYS BEEN QUICK AND

ABLE TO KNOCK THINGS OUT.

WHEN THEY STARTED THAT FULL

DOSE ROUND OF THE CHEMO, I

BECAME VERY DEPRESSED AND I

FELT LIKE MY INSIDES WERE

ROTTING OUT.

FOR THE FIRST TIME ON A

CONSISTENT BASIS FOR NEARLY

TWO YEARS, I HAD ABOUT EIGHT

DAYS A MONTH THAT I WAS JUST

DONE.

YOU START TO REALLY SEE

WHAT'S REALLY IMPORTANT AND

WHAT'S NOT IMPORTANT.

AND WHEN IT IS ALL SAID AND

DONE, IT IS ME AND THE

LORD.

THAT'S WHAT IT IS.

IT IS ME AND GOD.

AND THEN THAT IDEA THAT EVEN

WHEN I WAS WALKING THROUGH

IT, IT IS FOR MY GOOD AND

HIS GLORY.

AND TRYING TO GET MY HEAD

AROUND THIS BEING FOR MY

GOOD, AS AWFUL AS IT WAS.

AND THEN I WOULD START TO

SEE IT.

THERE WERE MOMENTS WHEN I

WAS, LIKE, I'M REALLY ALL IN

HERE.

THE EMPATHY FOR OTHERS WHO

SUFFER.

THE IDEA OF BEING ABLE TO

MOURN WITH THOSE WHO

MOURN -- ALL OF THAT CAME

OUT OF THIS SEASON.

DURING THAT SEASON, WHAT

I WAS ASKING THE LORD WAS

THAT HE WOULD JUST USE OUR

STORY TO GLORIFY THI HIM,

AND THAT OTHER PEOPLE WOULD

FIND COMFORT IN IT.

WE'RE PAST THREE YEARS

NOW, COMING UP ON FOUR

YEARS, AND THERE HAS BEEN NO

RECURRENCE.

ALL OF MY SCANS HAVE COME

BACK PERFECTLY CLEAR.

I'VE BEEN OFF CHEMO AND

EVERYTHING SINCE -- FOR OVER

A YEAR NOW.

TO HAVE MATT LONGER, AND

TO HAVE CLEAN SCANS -- EACH

SCAN I AM GRATEFUL.

EACH DAY WE HAVE WITH OUR

KIDS AS A FAMILY, I'M SO

MUCH MORE GRATEFUL.

THE SINGLE GREATEST THING

I LEARNED THROUGH IT ALL IS

I REALLY BELIEVED THIS, I'VE

REALLY GOT ALL OF MY CHIPS

IN.

THE THOUGHT OF STANDING IN

FRONT OF GOD AT EARLY 30s

WITH THREE SMALL CHILDREN AT

HOME AND A BEAUTIFUL WIFE,

WHO NOW IS HUSBANDLESS -- I

WAS ABLE TO LAY THAT DOWN

AND SAY, HEY, I'M YOURS.

YOU'RE WHAT I WANT.

YOU'RE MY TREASURE.

YOU'RE WHAT I'M AFTER.

AND THE CRAZY THINGS WAS,

OH, MY GOSH, I BELIEVE IT.

I REALLY, REALLY BELIEVE

IT.

Terry: AND TO SOME

DEGREE IT'S ALL JUST TALK

UNTIL YOU GET TO THE PLACE

THAT GORDON TALKED ABOUT, TO

THE PLACE THAT MATT IS

TALKING ABOUT.

WE SURRENDER WHAT WE HAVE AT

HAND TODAY, AND WHAT GOD HAS

BLESSED US WITH TODAY, AND

WE WALK THE JOURNEY.

WE WALK THE JOURNEY.

Gordon: AND ONE OF THE

THINGS I LEARNED IN THAT

HOSPITAL BED IS THAT IN

THESE MOMENTS, YOU'RE

ALONE.

YES, YOU CAN HAVE YOUR WIFE

ON A COT NEXT TO YOU.

YES, YOU CAN HAVE DOCTORS

AND NURSES AROUND, BUT

FUNDAMENTALLY, YOU'RE ALONE

THERE.

AND YOU'RE ALONE WITH GOD.

SO YOU'RE NOT ALONE.

AND WHEN YOU REA REALIZE HE

IS YOUR REWARD, HE ISIOUN

INHERITANCE, YOU GET THE

WONDERFUL NEWS, THE HOPE

THAT WE GET TO SPEND

ETERNITY WITH HIM.

THAT IS WORTH DYING FOR.

IT'S ALSO WORTH LIVING FOR.

AND WHEN YOU GET THAT

STRAIGHT, WHEN YOU LIGHT IT

UP, MY LIFE IS YOURS.

YOU GAVE IT TO ME; I GIVE IT

BACK TO YOU.

USE ME AS YOU WILL.

THAT'S WHEN INCREDIBLE

THINGS CAN HAPPEN.

WELL, WE'RE GOING TO BE

PRAYING FOR YOU.

I KNOW WE'VE GOTTEN SOME

Facebook REQUESTS FOR

PRAYER.

WE'RE GOING TO BE PRAYING

FOR IN JUST A MOMENT.

FIRST, SEE HOW "SUPERBOOK"

IS CHANGING THE LIVES OF

CHILDREN AND THE MUSLIM

NATION OF KIRGISTAN.

Gordon: ANDRE GREW UP

IN AN ORPHANAGE WITH A

DREAM: HE WANTED TO BUILD A

CHILDREN'S HOME WHERE

ORPHANS COULD WATCH

"SUPERBOOK," JUST LIKE HE

DID AS A BOY.

TODAY ANDRE'S DREAM IS A

REALITY IN THE MUSLIM NATION

OF KYRGYZSTAN.

Reporter: THE COUNTRY

OF KYRGYZSTAN AND CENTRAL

ASIA IS WELL-KNOWN FOR ITS

BREATHTAKING BEAUTY.

THERE ARE MAJESTIC MOUNTAINS

AND CRYSTAL BLUE LAKES, BUT

MANY OF THE PEOPLE HERE

CAN'T ENJOY THE SCENERY

BECAUSE THEIR FORCED TO GO

TO NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES TO

FIND WORK.

THE CHILDREN THEY LEAVE

BEHIND FILL STATE

ORPHANAGES, KNOWN FOR CHILD

ABUSE AND CORRUPTION.

ANDRE WAS AN ORPHAN HERE,

BUT HE HAS A BRIGHTER STORY,

ALL BECAUSE HE SAW

"SUPERBOOK."

THEY WERE TELLING US

ABOUT JESUS.

AT THAT MOMENT, WHEN I

WATCHED THAT CARTOON FOR THE

FIRST TIME, I COULDN'T

EXPLAIN WHAT WAS HAPPENING

INSIDE MY HEART.

BUT IT SEEMED TO ME I MET A

FRIEND WHO LOVES ME AND WHO

WILL NEVER BETRAY ME AND WHO

WILL STAY WITH ME.

I FINALLY HAD A DESIRE TO

BELIEVE, AND UNDERSTOOD I

WASN'T ALONE.

Reporter: WHEN ANDRE

LEFT THE ORPHANAGE, HE HAD A

DREAM, TO BUILD A LOVING

HOME WHERE "SUPERBOOK" COULD

BE SEEN EVERY DAY.

YEARS LATER, ANDRE'S DREAM

CAME TRUE.

HE HELPED BUILD THIS HOME IN

KYRGYZSTAN WITH THE HELP OF

CBN'S "ORPHANS' PROMISE."

MY GREATEST GOAL AND

DESIRE IS TO GIVE THEM LOVE

AND CARE, AND TELL THEM THEY

ARE NOT ALONE.

AND GOD LOVES THEM.

Reporter: THE PROGRAM

THAT CHANGED ANDRE'S LIFE IS

NOW CHANGING THE LIVES OF

THE CHILDREN HE LOVES.

MIRACLES CAN COME TRUE,

AND JESUS CAN HELP ANYBODY.

I CRIED BECAUSE JESUS

SUFFERED SO MUCH FOR ALL OF

US, FOR ME AND ALL OTHER

PEOPLE.

I THANK OCEAN THAT

CREATED "SUPERBOOK."

I THINK COUNTLESS CHILDREN

WATCHING IT IN THE PAST AND

TODAY WERE SAVED THANKS TO

THIS MESSAGE.

SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH,

AGAIN, AND MAY GOD BLESS YOU

AND YOUR MINISTRY.

Gordon: MAY GOD BLESS

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WE WANT TO GET THE STORIES

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GORDON, WE'VE GOT SOME

URGENT NEEDS HERE.

ANTHONY WRITES IN, "PLEASE

PRAY FOR MY WIFE, JANE.

SHE IS IN CRITICAL CARE WITH

THE FLU AND PNEUMONIA.

SHE HAS A WHOLE HOST OF

AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES WHICH

COMPLICATES EVERYTHING.

PLEASE PRAY FOR COMPLETE

HEALING.

PRAY THAT SHE WILL HAVE THE

WILL TO FIGHT THIS."

ADISA SAYS, "PLEASE PRAY FOR

MY FIANCE, HE IS IN CRITICAL

CONDITION FROM A GUNSHOT

WOUND.

HE WAS SHOT WHILE ON PATROL

DUTY.

PLEASE PRAY FOR A MIRACLE."

AND KAREN SAYS, "I NEED

PRAYER FOR MY HUSBAND, WHO

HAS CANCER, AND THAT THE

LORD WILL GIVE HIM A

MIRACLE.

AND I PRAY THAT I WILL

OVERCOME NAUSEA AND SEVERE

PAIN."

WE'RE GOING TO PRAY FOR YOU,

SO JOIN WITH US.

HEAVENLY FATHER, WE THANK

YOU, GOD, THAT WHAT IS

IMPOSSIBLE TO MAN IS NOT

IMPOSSIBLE WITH YOU.

FATHER, WE THANK YOU THAT

JESUS CAME, AND WITH HIS

DEATH AND RESURRECTION, THAT

HE CONQUERED SIN, HE

CONQUERED SICKNESS.

FATHER, WE THANK YOU THAT

NOT EVEN THE GRAVE COULD

HOLD JESUS DOWN.

FATHER, WE THANK YOU THAT WE

CAN ENTER INTO YOUR PROMISES

FOR HEALING AND FOR HEALTH.

AND SO, LORD, WE LIFT UP

JANE TO YOU, WHO IS

STRUGGLING WITH AUTOIMMUNE

DISORDERS, WITH THE FLU AND

PNEUMONIA, AND, LORD, WE ASK

THAT YOU TOUCH HER BODY,

JUST LIKE WE SAW IN THE

TESTIMONY OF RICHARD WHO

SAID, I TOOK HOLD OF THE

WORD THAT BY HIS STRIPES I

AM HEALED.

LORD, WE DECLARE THAT OVER

JANE RIGHT NOW.

AND, LORD, WE PRAY YOU WOULD

GIVE STRENGTH TO ANTHONY,

THAT YOU WOULD ENCOURAGE HIM

AND GIVE HIM JOY AND PEACE

AND HOPE, TO HOLD ON AND

STAND WITH HIS WIFE.

AND, LORD, WE PRAY FOR ALL

THOSE WHO ARE STRUGGLING,

THAT YOU WOULD TOUCH THEM

NOUT IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

GORDON TERROR.

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LOVE WITH WORDS OR TONGUE,

BUT IN ACTIONS AND IN

TRUTH."

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