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700 Club Interactive: Helping the Helpless - March 4, 2015

The incredible story behind a humanitarian who rescues children with the help of a makeshift “Drop Box”. Read Transcript


Gordon: THE REMARKABLE

STORY OF 500 ABANDONED

BABIES, AND ONE MAN'S HEART

OF COMPASSION.

WE'LL TAKE YOU INSIDE THE

AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY

"THE DROP BOX."

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.

WELL, WELCOME TO "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

BRIAN IVY WAS A 21-YEAR-OLD

FILM-MAKER FROM CALIFORNIA.

HE DREAMED OF WINNING

SUNDANCE AND CAME ACROSS A

STORY HE THOUGHT WOULD HELP

HIM DO JUST THAT.

Terry: THAT STORY

FEATURED A SOUTH KOREAN

PASTOR, ABANDONED BABIES,

AND SOMETHING CALLED A DROP

BOX.

SO WITH A CAMERA IN TOW,

BRIAN PACKED HIS BAGS AND

WENT HALF WAY ACROSS THE

GLOBE.

AND WHAT HE CHANGED THERE

CHANGED THE COURSE OF HIS

LIFE.

Reporter: WHEN STUDENT

FILM-MAKER BRIAN IVY READ

ABOUT ONE PASTOR'S HEROIC

EFFORTS TO SAVE ABANDONED

BABIES IN SEOUL, SOUTH

KOREA, HE KNEW IT WAS A

STORY THAT NEEDED TO BE

TOLD.

THE RESULT WAS THE

AWARD-WINNING

DOCUMENTARY, "THE DROP

BOX."

IT IS ABOUT THE WORK OF A

PASTOR WHO CREATED A BABY

BOX, COMPLETE WITH BLANKETS

AND WARMERS, WHERE DESPERATE

MOTHERS COULD LEAVE THEIR

UNWANTED BABIES TO BE CARED

FOR.

IN BRIAN'S BOOK, ALSO CALLED

"THE DROP BOX," THE PASTOR'S

PASSION HELPED HIM DISCOVER

HIS OWN NEED TO BE RESCUED.

Terry: HERE TO TAUB

TALK ABOUT THE STORY, "THE

DROP BOX," IS AUTHOR AND

FILM-MAKER BRIAN IVY.

HOW DID YOU COME ACROSS THIS

STORY.

Reporter: I READ

STORY.

I READ IT OVER MY MORNING

CEREAL.

I READ IN THE PAPER ABOUT

THIS PASTOR WHO BUILT A DROP

BOX FOR BABIES, AND IT

LOOKED LIKE A BUNKER FOR

BABIES, AND HE WAS SAVING

BABIES' LIVES.

Terry: SO YOU PACKED UP

YOUR GEAR AND HEADED TO

SOUTH KOREA?

YES.

AND I FELT LIKE IT COULD

MAKE ME FAMOUS.

AND PEOPLE TELL ME, YOU WENT

TO KOREA TO BE FAMOUS, AND I

SAY, YEAH, NOW YOU FESS UP.

Terry: AND THE PASTOR

WAS CANDID WITH YOU ABOUT

HIS LIFE, BECAUSE HIS LIFE

TOOK A RADICAL TURN BECAUSE

OF THESE CHILDREN AS WELL.

YEAH.

AND HE SHOWED ME HE WAS

BROKEN AND HE WAS SAVED BY

GOD FROM A GUTTER OF

ALCOHOLISM AND RAGE AND

ABORTION AND ALL OF THESE

THINGS BEFORE HE SAVED

ANYONE.

AND THAT'S WHEN I KNEW GOD

WAS ALWAYS THE INITIATOR.

Terry: AND REAL.

BECAUSE I THINK, ESPECIALLY

FOR THOSE OF US WHO ARE

RAISED IN ANY ASPECT OF THE

CHURCH, YOU KNOW, TAPPING

INTO THAT FATHER HEART OF

GOD THAT CHANGES WHO WE ARE

IS AN INDIVIDUAL

EXPERIENCE.

HOW DID THAT HAPPEN FOR

YOU?

WELL, I THOUGHT I WAS A

CHRISTIAN BEFORE I WENT, YOU

KNOW?

BECAUSE I DIDN'T SMOKE

CIGARETTES AND I WATCHED FOX

NEWS WITH MY MOM.

Terry: TWO CRITERIA

THAT MUST BE ON THE LIST.

THAT'S RIGHT.

AND I PUT A LABEL ON MYSELF

BECAUSE I'M AN AMERICAN, SO

I WAS A CHRISTIAN.

BUT IT WAS COMING TO THE

REALIZATION IS WHAT THE DROP

BOX REPRESENTS IS WHERE WE

ALL ARE, HELPLESS AND

NEEDING TO BE SAVED, IN THE

DARK.

Terry: I HAVE AN

ADOPTE ADOPTED ADOPTED SON

FROM KOREA, AND HE ASKED,

WAS I A DROP BOX BABY, AND I

SAID NO, YOU WEREN'T, BUT

THEN I THOUGHT, WE ALL ARE.

IT IS A PLACE LAUNCHED IN

THE WALL WHERE WOMEN CAN

COME AND LEAVE THEIR BABY

WITHOUT BEING SEEN.

ONE SIDE OPENS INTO THE

PASTOR'S HOUSE, AND THE

OTHER SIDE OPENS INTO THE

ALLEY ADJACENT TO IT.

ON THE BOTTOM OF THIS HEATED

BOX IS A PRESSURE SENSOR,

AND THE ALARM WILL GO OFF

AND ALERT THE FAMILY THAT A

BABY IS THERE.

Terry: THAT HAPPENED

WHILE YOU WERE THERE?

IT TOTALLY DID.

Terry: WHAT WAS THAT

LIKE?

I NEVER HAD TO PROCESS

SUCH PERMANENCE AT ONE

MOMENT THAN WHEN A BABY WAS

LEFT IN A BOX.

FOR ME, IT WAS A MOVIE BUT

THEN IT WAS REAL.

AND I COULDN'T REALLY

RECONCILE THOSE THINGS.

THAT'S PART OF THE

APPOINTMENT THAT'S WHY THIS

IS NOT JUST A STORY.

Terry: WHAT HAPPENS TO

ALL OF THESE CHILDREN?

THERE HAS BEEN MORE THAN 500

OF THEM --

MORE THAN 600.

I WILL SAY THIS, WHICH IS

IMPORTANT, MOTHERS DO COME

BACK.

ABOUT A QUARTER OF THE

MOTHERS DO COME BACK TO

RECLAIM THE KIDS.

BECAUSE THEY RECEIVE

COUNSELLING AND CARE FROM

THE PASTOR'S STAFF AS WELL.

MANY OF THEM ARE SENT TO

NURSING FACILITIES WHERE

THEY CAN BE ADOPTED, AND

THAT IS THE CALL OF THE

CHURCH IN KOREA.

Terry: YOU WROTE A BOOK

ABOUT THIS, AS WELL AS DID A

MOVIE.

LET'S TALK ABOUT THE MOVIE

FIRST BECAUSE IT IS AIRING

NOW.

RIGHT.

Terry: PEOPLE CAN SEE

IT TONIGHT?

YEAH, TONIGHT.

Terry: THE 3rd, THE

4th, AND THE 5th?

YES.

I WANTED IT TO BE A LOVE

LETTER FROM THE FATHER'S

HEART TO THE WORLD.

Terry: IT WENT THROUGH

SOME REVISIONS --

A LOT.

Terry: AS GOD REVISED

YOU, THE MOVIE GOT REVISED?

THAT'S A PERFECT WAY OF

PUTTING IT.

I HAD TO REALIZE A LOT.

GIFTS EXCEED CHARACTER, BUT

GOD WANTED ME TO BE IN A

CERTAIN PLACE WITH HIM.

I'M LOVED AND I'M JUST A

REGULAR DUDE THAT GOT SAVED,

AND THAT'S FOR YOU AS WELL.

Terry: AND THE BOOK,

WHAT MADE YOU WRITE THE

BOOK?

THIS IS MY PSALMS FOR THE

SUBURBS.

THIS IS MY MESSAGE WHO GREW

UP THINKING THAT JESUS IS

FOR PEOPLE WHO RAN CARTELS,

BUT IT IS FOR REGULAR PEOPLE

WHO CAN BE ADOPTED INTO THE

FAMILY AND BE CHANGED

FOREVER.

Terry: TALK ABOUT SOME

OF THE AMAZING KIDS THAT

TOUCHED AND CHANGED YOUR

LIFE.

GIDDY IS THE ONE WITH THE

BIG CHEEKS.

HE HAS OVERCOME FIVE HEART

SURGERIES.

AND THERE IS ANOTHER ONE

NAMED RORY, WHO IS ONE OF

THE PASTOR'S KIDS, AND HE IS

GREAT AT TAEKWONDO, EVEN

THOUGH HE IS MISSING FINGERS

AND TOES.

HE IS THE ONE WHO TAUGHT ME

TO SIT NEXT TO SOMEONE, NOT

OVER THEM, ESPECIALLY IF

THEY HAVE A DISABILITY.

Terry: JUST SAYING THAT

MAKES US KNOW WE'VE BEEN

DOING IT WRONG FOR A LONG

TIME.

PASTOR LEE HAS HIS OWN SON,

SEVERELY DISABLED?

THAT'S RIGHT.

HE DOES.

Terry: HOW DID THAT

IMPACT YOU?

WELL, WHEN I SAW HIM, I

WAS ACTUALLY AFRAID OF HIM.

I DIDN'T WANT TO SIT NEXT TO

HIM.

I WANTED TO STAND OVER HIM.

BUT PASTOR LEE DOESN'T JUST

HAVE A FRUSTRATED LOVE FOR

THAT BOY.

HE LIKES HIM.

I THINK THAT'S BECAUSE

PASTOR LEE IS FULL, SO HE

JUST GIVES.

Terry: THAT IS SUCH A

GOOD WAY OF PUTTING IT, I

THINK.

WHEN GOD COMES IN TRULY

CHANGES OUR LIVES AND WE ARE

FULL, THEN WE CAN BE WHAT WE

WERE CREATED TO BE, WHICH IS

GIVERS.

EXACTLY.

Terry: AND THAT'S WHAT

THIS MOVIE AND THE BOOK ARE

ALL ABOUT, AND IT HAS WON

THE AWARDS.

YES.

Terry:

CONGRATULATIONS.

THANK YOU.

I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT.

I WENT OUT TO WIN SUNDANCE

FILM FESTIVAL AND GOT SAVED

INSTEAD.

Terry: YOU GOT THE

BETTER END OF THAT DEAL.

AMEN TO THAT.

Terry: WE JUST WANT TO

ENCOURAGE YOU TO GO TO THE

MOVIES.

THE DOCUMENTARY PAINTS A

MOVING PICTURE OF A

MODERN-DAY HERO WITH THE

LOVING HEART OF GOD.

IT IS AVAILABLE ACROSS THE

COUNTRY.

GO TO thedropboxfilm.com

AND IT WILL TELL YOU WHERE

IT IS PLAYING IN YOUR AREA.

IT IS ONLY THERE FOR A FEW

NIGHTS, SO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF

THAT.

AND THE "DROP BOX" BOOK

AVAILABLE WHEREVER BOOKS ARE

SOLD.

GREAT TO HAVE YOU HERE,

BRIAN.

THANK YOU, TERRY.

Gordon: COMING UP, HOPE

FOR THE HOMELESS.

I HAD BEEN ON THE STREETS

FOR ONE YEAR.

TODAY WHEN I LEAVE THIS

INTERVIEW WITH YOU, I'M

GOING TO GET MY PLACE.

Gordon: FIND OUT HOW

ONE RESTAURANT IS FEEDING

SOULS AND CHANGING LIVES,

AFTER THIS.

Gordon: HOMELESSNESS IS

ON THE RISE, AND MANY

AMERICANS ARE STRUGGLING TO

GET BY.

JIM NOBLE IS DETERMINED TO

REVERSE THIS TREND ONE MEAL

AT A TIME.

Reporter: CHARLOTTE,

NORTH CAROLINA, IS BUSTLING

HOT SPOT IN THE SOUTH, HOME

TO MAJOR BANKING

CORPORATIONS AND FORTUNE 500

COMPANIES.

IN THE HEART OF IT ALL, ON

THE CORNER OF WEST TRADE AND

CHURCH STREET, STANDS A

RESTAURANT.

WITHIN, AN UNASSUMING MAN,

WHO PLANS TO SEE LIVES

CHANGE.

FEEDING THE POOR IS NOT

JUST A GOOD IDEA, IT IS PART

OF MY REQUIREMENT FOR US AS

BELIEVERS.

Reporter: JIM NOBLE HAS

BEEN IN THE RESTAURANT

BUSINESS FOR ALMOST 30

YEARS.

THAT KNOWLEDGE, COUPLED WITH

A CRISIS, IS WHAT SETS THIS

ESTABLISHMENT APART FROM THE

NORMAL.

THE MISSION IS TO GIVE

PEOPLE HOPE, AND TO GIVE

PEOPLE A SECOND CHANCE IN

LIFE.

MY NAM IS RONNIE.

I'VE BEEN IN CHARLOTTE FOR

SEVEN MONTHS.

I MOVED HERE FROM NEW

ORLEANS.

A LOT OF THINGS HAPPENED IN

NEW ORLEANS.

I WENT THROUGH HURRICANE

KATRINA, AND IT STARTED A

DOWNWARD SPIRAL FOR ME.

WHICH I NEVER QUITE GOT OUT

OF.

KING'S KITCHEN IS A

NOT-FOR-PROFIT RESTAURANT, A

501C, FAITH-BASED MINISTRY.

IT OPERATES AS A RESTAURANT,

BUT IT ALSO OPERATES AS A

MINISTRY.

LET ME EXPLAIN.

WE TAKE ALL OF THE PROFIT

THAT WE GENERATE AND POOR IT

BACPOUR IT BACK INTO THE

COMMUNITY TO HELP FEED THE

POOR.

AND SECONDLY, WE HAVE A

RESTORATION PROGRAM.

WE HELP PEOPLE GET OFF THE

STREET AND GET OFF DRUGS,

WHATEVER, AND GIVE THEM A

SECOND CHANCE IN LIFE.

AND THEY GO THROUGH A

ONE-YEAR PROGRAM WHERE THEY

DO BIBLE STUDIES FIVE DAYS A

WEEK, ON-THE-JOB TRAINING,

FOR WHICH THEY'RE TRADE, AND

WE DO LEADERSHIP CLASSES AND

SOCIAL SKILLS TRAINING AND

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

COURSES.

AND ONE OF THE MOST

IMPACTFUL THINGS IS WALKING

IN THE LOVE OF CHRIST WITH

PEOPLE, PARTICULARLY FOR THE

FOLKS WE REACH OUT TO.

AND MOST PEOPLE DON'T EVEN

LOOK THEM IN THE EYES.

Reporter: KING'S

KITCHEN IS MEETING PRACTICAL

NEED WITH FOOD AND LIFE

SKILLS, BUT FEEDING THE SOUL

HAS BEEN INSTRUMENTAL IN

SEEING LASTING RESULTS.

PART OF THE VISION OF

WHAT WE HAD WHEN WE CAME TO

DO KING'S KITCHEN WAS TO DO

A CHURCH.

WE'VE BEEN MEETING SINCE

JANUARY OF 2011.

IIT'S NOT ME; IT'S OUR TEAM

AND GOD.

ONLY GOD CAN CHANGE A HEART

AND CHANGE A LIFE.

I'VE BEEN ATTENDING KINGS

KITCHEN NOW -- THE PROGRAM

FOR A MONTH AND THE BIBLE

STUDY FOR FIVE WEEKS.

I'VE BEEN ON THE STREETS FOR

ONE YEAR AND A MONTH.

HE TOLD ME, IF YOU GIVE GOD

ONE YEAR, JUST ONE YEAR,

NO-HOLDS-BARED,

NO-HOLDS-BARRED, IT WILL

CHANGE YOUR LIFE.

I MADE THAT CHOICE FIVE

MONTHS AGO, AND IT HAS BEEN

A WORLD-WIND EVER SINCE.

TODAY AFTER I LEAVE THIS

CHURCH, AFTER ONE YEAR AND

ONE MONTH, I'M GOING TO GET

MY PLACE.

IT'S AN AMAZING THING.

I OFFERED TO GIVE HIM ONE

YEAR, AND IT ONLY TOOK SIX

MONTHS.

IT'S NICE TO SEE THIS FOR

PEOPLE, BUT REALLY TO SEE

THEIR HEARTS TOUCHED BY THE

LOVE OF GOD.

WE'VE SEEN HEALINGS TAKE

PLACE AND DELIVERANCE TAKING

PLACE.

IT WAS GIVING ME

TROUBLE.

MY EARDRUM WAS PUNCTURED,

AND MOLESTLY SH IMMEDIATELY

SHE PUT HER HANDS ON ME AND

I WAS HEALED.

GOD WORKS WONDERS IN

EVERYBODY'S LIVES.

Reporter: A LOT HAS

BEEN ACCOMPLISHED IN

DOWNTOWN CHARLOTTE, BUT THE

SUCCESS OF KING'S KITCHEN

HAS NOT BEEN WITHOUT

STRUGGLE.

ONE OF THE INITIAL

CHALLENGES THAT WE HAD AT

KING'S KITCHEN WAS TO RAISE

THE FUNDS.

AND WE STARTED FUNDRAISING

PROBABLY TWO YEARS BEFORE WE

EVER OPENED THE DOORS.

ANY TIME IN ANY BUSINESS,

FINANCES ARE ALWAYS A

CHALLENGE.

BUT THE GOOD THING IS WE

EXPANDED AND ADDED THE

KING'S BAKERY, AND WE'RE

DEBT-FREE HERE, AND THAT IS

WONDERFUL.

Reporter: WHEN ASKED

WHAT IT TAKES TO BE OBEDIENT

TO GOD'S CALLING ON YOUR

LIFE --

I LOOK AT IT LIKE THIS,

IF IT IS SOMETHING YOU

PROBABLY CAN PULL OFF ON

YOUR OWN, IT MAY NOT BE GOD

CALLING YOU.

BUT IF HE IS ASKING YOU

SOMETHING YOU THINK YOU

CAN'T DO, IT IS PROBABLY

GOD.

WE TAKE ET ONE WEE IT ONE

WEEK AT A TIME, ONE DAY AT A

TIME, AND WE KEEP PUSHING

THE ENVELOPE FOR WHAT GOD

HAS CALLED US TO DO.

Gordon: KEEP PUSHING

THE ENVELOPE FOR WHAT GOD

HAS CALLED US TO DO.

THAT'S WHAT YOU AND I NEED

TO BE DOING, NOT BEING

CONTENT WITH OUR

CHRISTIANITY, BUT REACHING

OUT.

REALIZING HE HAS GIVEN US A

GREAT TREASURE.

HE HAS GIVEN US GIFTS, AND

HE EXPECTS US TO USE THEM,

AND TO USE THEM TO HELP

OTHERS.

REMEMBER THE WORDS OF JESUS:

WHAT YOU DO TO THE LEAST OF

THESE, MY BRETHREN -- HE

CALLS THEM HIS BROTHERS

DONOBROTHERS -- YOU DO IT

ALSO UNTO ME.

AS YOU REACH OUT WITH HANDS

OF LOVE AND COMPASSION,

REALIZE YOU'RE DOING IT NOT

JUST FOR JESUS, YOU'RE DOING

IT UNTO JESUS AND YOU'RE

HELPING HIS BODY.

THAT'S WHAT HE MEANT BY

THAT.

YOU'RE HELPING HIS BODY.

WE'VE GOT TO STOP THINKING

OF THE CHURCH AS A BUILDING,

AND START THINKING OF THE

CHURCH AS A LIVING ORGANISM,

MADE UP OF YOU AND ME.

AND WE GET TO GO OUT AND

CHANGE THE WORLD ONE LIFE AT

A TIME.

BE INSPIRED BY THIS.

START THINK, WHAT CAN YOU

DO?

WHAT CAN YOU DO IN YOUR

NEIGHBORHOOD?

WHAT CAN YOU DO IN YOUR

COMMUNITY?

WHAT CAN A GROUP OF PEOPLE

DO WHEN WE SAY YES TO WHAT

GOD HAS ASKED US TO DO.

TERRY?

Terry: UP NEXT, A

TEENAGER WHO WANTED TO MAKE

A DIFFERENCE IN HER

COMMUNITY.

IT WAS TRAGIC TO SEE HIM

LIVING THAT WAY, WITHOUT ANY

WARMTH, WITHOUT ANY FOOD.

I JUST WANTED TO DO WHAT I

COULD.

Terry: FIND OUT HOW

THIS ABANDONED BABY GIRL

BECAME AN ANSWER TO PRAYER.

YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS HER

INSPIRING STORY, AND IT'S

NEXT.

Gordon: MORI PRAYED TO

HAVE A FAMILY, BUT SHE

MISCARRIED FIVE TIMES.

AND THEN ONE NIGHT SHE

RECEIVED A CALL.

AND SHE WAS GIVEN THE GIFT

SHE ALWAYS LONGED FOR.

AND ONE THAT WOULD TOUCH THE

LIVES OF MANY.

I HAD GOTTEN A CALL, AND

THEY TOLD ME THERE WAS A

LITTLE BABY GIRL, ABANDONED,

AND WOULD I BE HER FOSTER

MOTHER?

AND I HAD A FEELING THAT --

I HAD A FEELING THAT THIS

WAS SOMEONE SPECIAL.

SO I WAS, LIKE, ABSOLUTELY.

AND THEY TOLD ME SHE HAD

BEEN BORN ON CHRISTMAS EVE.

AND SO I WENT, AND IT WAS

THE NEXT DAY THAT THEY TOLD

ME I COULD GO TO THE

HOSPITAL AND PICK HER UP.

SHE WAS JUST THE MOST

BEAUTIFUL BABY I HAD EVER

SEEN.

I FELT INSTANT LOVE FOR

HER.

THEY SAID, WHAT WOULD YOU

MAI NAME HER?

AND I SAID, MARIAH, BECAUSE

IT MEANS A GIFT FROM GOD.

I HAD LOST FIVE BABIES, SO I

PRAYED FOR A LONG TIME.

FOR A CHILD.

AND MARIAH IS, I BELIEVE,

THE ANSWER TO A MILLION

PRAYERS.

I HAVE BEEN BLESSED WITH

AN AMAZING FAMILY AND AN

AMAZING MOTHER WHO ADOPTED

ME.

AND SHE WAS A LITTLE GIRL

AND FRIENDS WOULD COME OVER

TO PLAY, SHE WOULD ALWAYS

WANT TO BE GIVING HER TOYS

TO THEM.

AND I WOULD SAY, YOU CAN'T

GIVE THOSE TO THEM BECAUSE

YOU GOT THAT AS A CHRISTMAS

PRESENT.

SO WE WOULD HAVE TO GO TO

THE STORE AND BUY GIFTS TOR

PEOPLE.

MARIAH WOULD ALWAYS NOTICE

THINGS, AND ALWAYS NOTICE

SUFFERING.

SHE WOULD ALWAYS POINT IT

OUT.

SHE IS A VERY COMPASSIONATE

YOUNG LADY.

WE HAD GONE TO EAT, AND A

HOMELESS MAN CAME UP, AND HE

HAD -- WELL, PROBABLY

EVERYTHING HE OWNED WITH

HIM.

IT WAS TRAGIC TO SEE HIM

LIVING THAT WAY, WITHOUT A

HOME, WITHOUT ANY WARMTH,

WITHOUT ANY FOOD.

SO I JUST WANTED TO DO WHAT

I COULD.

WE HAD A BLANKET IN THE BACK

OF OUR CAR AND I GOT OUT AND

GAVE IT TO HIM.

AND IT BROKE MY HEART.

WHEN WE GOT HOME, SHE

WENT UPSTAIRS AND WENT TO

OUR LINEN CLOSET.

AND WHEN SHE CAME DOWN, SHE

HAD A BIG PILE OF BLANKETS

IN HER HANDS AND SAID, I

DON'T EVEN RECOGNIZE THESE.

AND THAT'S HOW "BLANKETS FOR

THE HOMELESS" WAS STARTED.

*

WE TYPICALLY BUY ALL OF

THIS, BUT WE'VE STARTED TO

GET A LOT OF DONATIONS,

WHICH HAS BEEN REALLY

HELPFUL.

IT USUALLY TAKES ABOUT TWO

AND A HALF HOURS TO LOAD THE

CAR WITH ALL OF THE BLANKS

AND THE FOOD.

I NEVER GET TIRED OF IT.

EVER HOMELESS PERSON THAT

I'VE MET HAS BEEN VERY

MEMORABLE AND HAS BROKE MY

HEART IN SOME WAY.

THEY HAVE COME AND

BROUGHT US BLANKETS AND FOOD

AND JACKETS, AND IT DOESN'T

MATTER WHERE WE STAY, THEY

FIND US AND THEY COME TO

US.

*

GOD BLESS YOU.

GOD BLESS YOU GUYS.

WOULD YOU GUYS LIKE A

BLANKET OR LUNCH?

EVERY TIME THEY HAVE SAID

YES, AND THEY'VE BEEN VERY

RECEPTIVE AND VERY

APPRECIATIVE.

THANK GOD THERE ARE

PEOPLE LIKE Y'ALL.

BECAUSE Y'ALL DO SO MUCH

GOOD.

GLESS.

THANK YOU.

GOD BLESS YOU.

WE KNOW THAT GOD IS

KEEPING US SAFE THE ENTIRE

TIME WE'RE GOING, AND HE

GUIDES US TO WHERE WE'RE

GOING.

AND WE JUST KNOW THAT IN

SOME WAY WE'RE GOING TO MAKE

A DIFFERENCE WITH GOD'S

HELP.

A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE SAID

TO ME, YOU'RE SETTING SUCH A

GOOD EXAMPLE FOR YOUR

CHILD.

AND I THINK, NO, IT IS

MARIAH WHO IS SETTING THE

EXAMPLE FOR ME.

*

EXCUSE ME, WOULD YOU LIKE

A BLANKET OR LUNCH?

I HOPE THAT WE GET A LOT

MORE HELP TO HELP THE

HOMELESS.

AND I HOPE THIS CHANGES

PEOPLE'S MINDS ON HOW THEY

VIEW THE HOMELESS.

AND I HOPE IT CHANGES THE

HOMELESS PEOPLE'S EYES.

KNOWING HER

CIRCUMSTANCES, I DO THINK

THAT MAKES HER MORE AWARE.

IN REALITY, SHE WAS

HOMELESS.

AT THE BEGINNING OF HER

LIFE.

AND SO SHE FEELS A NEED AND

A DRIVE TO HELP AS MANY

PEOPLE AS SHE CAN.

Gordon: WHAT A

WONDERFUL STORY.

I WISH WE ALL HAD THAT NEED

AND THAT DRIVE.

REALIZE WE'RE JUST SOLDIERS

ON THIS EARTH.

WE'RE NOT HERE PERMANENTLY,

AND LAY UP TREASURE FOR

HERSELF IN HEAVEN.

LAY IT UP IN HOW YOU TREAT

OTHER PEOPLE.

IF YOU'RE MOVED WITH

COMPASSION, WITH WHAT YOU

SEE AROUND YOU, REACH OUT.

DON'T JUST BE MOVED WITH

IT.

REACH OUT IN COMPASSION.

AND IF A LITTLE GIRL CAN

SHOW US HOW TO DO IT, WE CAN

ALL JOIN IN AND SAY, YES, WE

CAN BE A PART.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, EVERY DAY

CBN'S "ORPHANS' PROMISE"

PROVIDES SAFE HOMES FOR

THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN AROUND

THE WORLD, LIKE THESE TWO

LITTLE BROTHERS FROM

VIETNAM.

AT THE AGES OF JUST FOUR AND

ONE, THEY HAD TO BEG FOR

FOOD ALL ALONE ON THE SIDE

OF THE ROAD.

LOM WAS FOUR YEARS OLD, AND

VAN WAS ONE WHEN THEIR

PARENTS ABANDONED THEM NEAR

THEIR HOME IN VIETNAM.

WE WERE SO HUNGRY.

I TOOK MY BROTHER TO MY

AUNT'S HOUSE TO ASK FOR

FOOD.

BUT SHE DIDN'T LET US IN.

Terry: THE BROTHERS SAT

NEXT TO THE STREET, HOPING

THAT SOMEONE WOULD SEE THEM

AND HELP THEM.

VAN WAS CRYING SO HARD

BECAUSE HE WAS STARVING.

I COULDN'T DO ANYTHING TO

HELP HIM.

Terry: ANOTHER AUNT

FOUND THEM AND TOOK THEM IN,

BUT OVER TIME SHE WASN'T

ABLE TO PROVIDE FOR THEM,

EITHER.

THERE WAS A TIME WHEN WE

DIDN'T HAVE ANY FOOD TO EAT

FOR A FEW DAYS.

MY STOMACH HURT A LOT.

Terry: SEE VERBALLY THE

EVENTUALLY, THE BOYS CAME TO

HERE, A HOME SUPPORTED BY

CBN'S "ORPHAN'S PROMISE".

THE FOOD IS SO GOOD HERE

AND WE GET TO EAT THREE

TIMES A DAY.

Terry: IN ADDITION TO

FOOD AND SHELTER, THE BOYS

ARE ALSO EXPERIENCING LOVE.

TODAY LOM AND VAN ARE

HEALTHY AND ACTIVE BOYS.

THEY BOTH DO WELL IN SCHOOL

AND ENJOY PLAYING WITH THEIR

FRIENDS.

I WANT TO THANK THE

PEOPLE WHO CARRIED FOR US

AND HELPED US.

THANK YOU, CBN.

Terry: I LOVE THE FACT

THAT WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO MAKE

A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF

LOM AND VAN BECAUSE THEY

REPRESENT THOUSANDS AND

THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS AND

CHILDREN, WHO DON'T HAVE A

PLACE TO STAY TONIGHT.

WHO DON'T HAVE FOOD ON THEIR

TABLE.

WHO ARE JUST LOST AND OUT

THERE.

YOU KNOW, WE REALLY CAN MAKE

A DIFFERENCE.

I'D LOVE FOR YOU TO BE A

PART OF WHAT CBN'S "ORPHANS'

PROMISE" IS DOING AROUND THE

WORLD.

WE'RE TOUCHING THE LIVES OF

THE CHILDREN, WE'RE

EDUCATING THEM, AND PUTTING

THEM IN A PLACE WHERE THEY

GOOD FOOD EVERY DAY, AND

MOSTLY WHERE THEY FIND OUT

ABOUT THE LOVE OF THE

FATHER.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE A

PART, YOU CAN CALL OUR

TOLL-FREE NUMBER ON YOUR

SCREEN: 1-888-777-1999.

JUST CALL AND SAY, I'D LIKE

TO BE A PART OF "ORPHANS'

PROMISE," AND GIVE YOUR GIFT

KNOWING THAT YOU REALLY CAN,

THROUGH YOUR COMPASSION AND

GENEROSITY, MAKE A HUGE

DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF

CHILDREN, THEIR COMMUNITIES,

AND EVENTUALLY THEIR

NATION.

HELP US DO THAT.

WE THANK YOU IN ADVANCE.

GORDON?

Gordon: WE LEAVE YOU

WITH THIS WORD FROM JAMES 2,

WHERE HE ASKS A QUESTION:

"WHAT GOOD IS IT IF YOU SAY

YOU HAVE FAITH BUT DON'T

SHOW IT BY YOUR ACTIONS?

CAN THAT KIND OF FAITH SAVE

ANYONE?

SUPPOSE YOU SEE A BROTHER OR

SISTER WHO HAS NO FOOD OR

CLOTHING, BUT THEN YOU DON'T

GIVE THAT PERSON ANY FOOD OR

CLOTHING, WHAT GOOD DOES

THAT DO?

FAITH BY ITSELF ISN'T ENOUGH

UNLESS IT PRODUCES GOOD

DEEDS."

GOD BLESS YOU.

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