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700 Club Interactive: Family Matters – May 18. 2015

The proud patriarch and matriarch of the Duggar clan talk about raising children and becoming grandparents. Read Transcript


Gordon: THE FAMILY

WHERE EIGHT IS HARDLY

ENOUGH.

WE'LL TALK WITH THE STARS OF

19 KIDS AND COUNTING ON

TODAY'S "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

Gordon: WELCOME TO THIS

SHOW.

HOW CAN YOU DESCRIBE THE

DUGGAR FAMILY?

TRY THIS, 19 KIDS AND STILL

COUNTING.

JILL JUST GAVE BIRTH, AND

ANNA IS DUE LATER THIS

SUMMER, AND JESSA JUST

ANNOUNCED SHE IS EXPECTING.

Terry: IF YOU HAVE A

HARD TIME KEEPING TRACK OF

ALL OF THE BABY BUMPS, HELP

IS ON THE WAY.

GORDON RECENTLY SPOKE WITH

THE HEAD OF THE FAMILY, JIM

BOB AND MICHELLE DUGGAR.

Gordon: JOINING US ARE

JIM BOB AND MICHELLE, AND

WELCOME TO "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

THANK YOU, GORDON.

IT IS A JOY TO BE WITH YOU.

Gordon: DO YOU LIKE THE

TITLE PATRIARCH?

IS THAT A GOOD ONE FOR YOU?

I'M JUST GRANDPA.

AND I'M GRANDMA.

Gordon: JILL JUST GAVE

BIRTH TO HER FIRST CHILD,

AND THAT WAS AN EPIC

STRUGGLE.

TELL US WHAT IT WAS LIKE FOR

YOU?

WELL, IT WAS DEFINITELY

AMAZING FOR ME TO WATCH JILL

GO THROUGH LABOR.

AND SHE AND DERRICK WERE

SUCH AN INCREDIBLE TEAM.

I SAID WITH THAT LONG OF A

LABOR, JILL REALLY COULD

HAVE BIRTHED THREE BABIES IN

THAT TIME.

BUT SHE WAS AMAZING.

AND DERRICK AND HER JUST DID

AN INCREDIBLE JOB TOGETHER.

AND SO NOW WE ARE JUST SO

GRATEFUL TO HAVE ISRAEL HERE

WITH US.

LITTLE ISRAEL IS NOT REALLY

THAT LITTLE.

HE IS QUITE LARGE.

HE IS ALMOST TWO FEET

TALL.

Gordon: I HEAR YOU.

AND THEY'RE DOING

AWESOME.

ISRAEL IS TWO WEEKS OLD

ALREADY.

Gordon: I HEAR HE WAS

23 INCHES, ONE OF THE

LARGEST BABIES BORN IN THAT

HOSPITAL SO FAR THIS YEAR.

WHAT WAS THE TURNING POINT?

WHAT MADE YOU SAY, WE'VE GOT

TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL?

WELL, YOU KNOW, JILL HAD

HER BIRTH PLAN WRITTEN OUT

EXTENSIVELY, YOU KNOW.

SHE IS A MID-WIFE IN

TRAINING, ALMOST GOT HER

NATIONAL CERTIFICATION, SO,

LITERALLY, WHEN JILL DECIDED

IT IS TIME TO GO TO THE

HOSPITAL, SHE HAD TWO

PLANS.

ONE WAS HER EMERGENCY

TRANSPORT, AND THE OTHER WAS

JUST HER REGULAR TRANSPORT.

SO WHEN SHE GOT TO THE

HOSPITAL OF HER CHOICE, THE

DOCTOR WAS VERY SURPRISED TO

SEE ALMOST A BOOK.

LITERALLY, HER BIRTH PLAN

WAS ABOUT THIS THICK.

AND HE SAID, I'VE NEVER SEEN

SUCH AN AMAZING BIRTH PLAN.

SHE WAS A DETERMINED MOMMY

TO HAVE THE BABY THE WAY SHE

REALLY WANTED TO, BUT I

REALLY THINK THERE WAS A

DIFFERENT PLAN IN THAT FOR

GOD TO ALLOW HER TO SEE IT

FROM A DIFFERENT

PERSPECTIVE, AND SHE AND

DERRICK DID AN AMAZING JOB.

AND LITTLE ISRAEL ENTERED

INTO THE WORLD HAPPY,

HEALTHY, AND LOTS OF CRYING,

AND JUST DID AMAZING THROUGH

THAT WHOLE THING.

Gordon: I'M GLAD

EVERYBODY IS DOING WELL.

IT'S WONDERFUL TO NEWS.

WONDERFUL TO HAVE A NEW

GRANDBABY.

LET'S BACK IT UP AND TAKE IT

BACK TO THE COURTSHIP.

IN MY FAMILY, I'VE GOT BOTH

MY WIFE AND MY DAUGHTER ARE

HUGE FANS OF THE SHOW.

AND ONE OF THE THINGS THEY

REALLY LIKED IS HOW YOU

WALKED THROUGH THE

COURTSHIP.

TELL US WHY YOU DID IT THAT

WAY?

WHY THAT I EMPHASIS ON

COURTSHIP?

THERE IS A DIFFERENCE

BETWEEN DATING AND

COURTING.

OUR GIRLS CALL IT DATING

WITH A PURPOSE.

A LOT OF THE TIMES DATING

ENDS UP BEING AN ACTIVITY

THAT COUPLES GO OUT TOGETHER

AND HAVE FUN, AND SOMETIMES

WITHOUT EVEN MARRIAGE AS THE

END RESULT.

AND OFTEN THEY'RE PAIRING

OFF ALONE, WHICH CAN CAUSE

SOME TEMPTATIONS AND

PROBLEMS TO COME ABOUT.

SO WITH COURTING, THE GOAL

IS YOU ARE WAITING FOR, YOU

KNOW, THAT PERSON THAT YOU

SEE THAT HAS THE CHARACTER,

THE GOALS, THE SAME IDEALS

THAT YOU'RE LOOKING FOR FOR

A LIFE PARTNER.

AND THEN WHEN THAT ONE COMES

ON THE SCENE, YOU DEVELOP

THE RELATIONSHIP WITH THEIR

FAMILY, NOT JUST THE PERSON,

BUT THE WHOLE FAMILY, SO

THAT YOU CAN GET TO KNOW

EACH OTHER IN A GROUP

SETTING AND REALLY FIND OUT

MORE ABOUT THEM FROM THE

PEOPLE THAT KNOW THEM THE

BEST.

AND BY DOING THAT, OUR

CHILDREN HAVE REALLY FOUND

IT SAVED THEIR HEART FROM A

LOT OF HEARTACHE.

THEIR PURPOSE WAS NOT TO

JUST DATE AROUND, BUT TO

REALLY WAIT FOR THE ONE THAT

GOD HAS FOR THEM.

Gordon: HOW DOES IT

WORK WHERE -- IT SEEMS TO DO

JUST MORE THAN PUT VALUE ON

THE FRIENDSHIP AND ON

FAMILY.

IT SEEMS TO PUT MORE VALUE

INTO THE MARRIAGE, THAT IT

IS STARTING OUT ON THE RIGHT

FOOT, THAT EVERYTHING IS IN

PLACE.

DEFINITELY.

Gordon: AND EVERYTHING

IS IN AGREEMENT.

ARE YOU FINDING THAT?

YES.

REALLY, WE'VE ENCOURAGED OUR

CHILDREN, WHEN YOU REALLY

BELIEVE THAT YOU'VE MET THAT

ONE THAT YOU WANT TO GET TO

KNOW AS A POSSIBLE LIFE

PARTNER, YOU NEED TO SET

SOME GOALS.

YOU NEED TO KNOW IN ADVANCE,

WHAT ARE THEIR PLANS THAT

I'M GOING TO PUT IN FRONT OF

ME SO THAT I WILL STICK TO

THAT GOAL, NOT GO BEYOND

THIS.

AND IT REALLY DOES SET SOME

SAFETY BOUNDARIES IN THAT

RELATIONSHIP.

RIGHT.

AND, OF COURSE, JOSIAH JUST

STARTED A COURTSHIP

RELATIONSHIP WITH MARJORIE

JACKSON.

AND I TOLD OUR SONS, IF THEY

EVER FIND SOMEBODY LIKE

THEIR MOM, THEY BETTER SNAG

THEM UP.

MARGARET IS A WONDERFUL GIRL

AND HAS A MINISTRY MINDSET,

AND WE'RE SO THANKFUL FOR

HER.

Gordon: LOOKING BACK ON

YOUR LIFE, RAISING YOUR

FAMILY, IS THERE EVERYTHING

YOU WOULD DO DIFFERENTLY?

I THINK WE WOULD JUST

ENJOY OUR CHILDREN MORE AND

ENCOURAGE OTHERS TO DO THE

SAME.

TAKE EVERY MOMENT THAT YOU

CAN AND JUST ENJOY YOUR

CHILDREN BECAUSE YOU WILL

BLINK AND THEY WILL GROW UP

SO FAST.

Gordon: THAT'S

DEFINITELY BEEN MY CASE.

I'M HAVING MY LAST ONE

GRADUATE FROM HIGH SCHOOL,

AND IT'S LIKE I BLINKED AND

WHAT HAPPENED, AND NOW

THEY'RE OUT ON THEIR OWN.

SO GOOD ADVICE.

YOU CAN FOLLOW THE DUGGARS

EVERY WEEK AT 9:00 ON

T.L.C.

JIM BOB AND MICHELLE, THANK

YOU FOR BEING WITH US.

Gordon: JEREMY AND

JAMIE HAVE THREE SUCCESSFUL

BUSINESSES AND THEY'RE

COMPLETELY DEBT-FREE, BUT

JUST A FEW YEARS AGO THEY

WERE DROWNING IN MEDICAL

BILLS AND DOCTORS TOLD

JEREMY THAT HE HAD JUST A

FEW MONTHS TO LIVE.

Reporter: JEREMY AND

JAMIE DOSS AREN'T ONES TO

LET A FEW OBSTACLES GET IN

THE WAY OF THEIR DREAMS.

JEREMY IS A SUCCESSFUL

ARTIST, DESPITE HAVING

PARTIAL VISION IN ONE EYE.

JAMIE CREATED A LINE OF SOAP

PRODUCTS AND TURNED IT INTO

A THRIVING SKIN CARE

COMPANY.

THEY SAY THEIR SUCCESS GOES

BACK TO THEIR COMMITMENT TO

TITHE.

WE'VE ALWAYS HAD A HEART

FOR JESUS.

AND TITHING AND GIVING, THAT

BECAME REALLY OUR HEART-CRY

AS A COUPLE, THAT WE WANTED

TO BE ABLE TO GIVE.

THE LORD ASKED US TO GIVE

WITH A GIVING HEART, SO IT

WOULD COME COME -- LIKE I

CAN'T STAND NOT TO.

I WOULD RATHER GIVE THAN

RECEIVE.

Reporter: IN 2011, THAT

BELIEF WOULD BE PUT TO THE

TEST.

JEREMY LEARNED HE HAD A

CHRONIC BLOOD DISORDER,

CALLED I.T. P., AND HAD ONLY

MONTHS TO LIVE.

I LAID IT TO THE LORD, I

DON'T WANT TO LIVE MY LIFE

LIKE THIS.

Reporter: THE COUPLE

FOUND A TREATMENT, BUT IT

MADE JEREMY WEAK.

AND JAMIE'S BUSINESS

STRUGGLED AS SHE TOOK CARE

OF HIM AND HER TWO

CHILDREN.

AND ON TOP OF THAT,

INSURANCE DIDN'T COVER MOST

OF THE MEDICAL EXPENSES, AND

SOON THEY WERE BURIED IN

DEBT.

THE DEBT WAS

OVERWHELMING.

I WOULD CRY ABOUT IT.

WE WERE ABOUT $40,000 TO

$50,000, MOST OF IT MEDICAL

BILLS.

Reporter: MONTHS WENT

BY WITH NO RELIEF IN SIGHT.

I BEGAN TO CRY OUT TO

GOD: I NEED HELP.

I CAN'T DO THIS ALONE.

I ASKED THE LORD TO HELP

WITH TWO THINGS IN OUR

LIVES, WITH OUR FINANCES AND

WITH WHAT WAS SPECIFICALLY

WRONG WITH HIM.

BECAUSE THE DOCTORS CONTINUE

PINPOINT IT.

Reporter: AFTER

PRAYING, JAMIE SAYS SHE FELT

GOD TELLING HER TO GIVE MORE

TO CBN AND OTHER

MINISTRIES.

UP UNTIL NOW, THEY HAD BEEN

TITHING FAITHFULLY.

I REALLY THINK AT THE END

OF THE DAY, THE LORD WANTED

TO SEE MY TRUST IN HIM.

Reporter: EVEN THOUGH

IT CAME AT A VERY DIFFICULT

TIME, JAMIE MADE HER

DECISION.

HE WAS AT A CANCER CENTER

AND HAD HAD SEVEN DAYS OF,

LIKE, EIGHT-HOUR BLOOD TRAN

FUSIONS.

TRANSFUSIONS.

AND I HAD CREDITORS CALLING

ME ON THE PHONE, AND I WENT

BACK AND CALLED OUT TO GOD.

AND I SAID, I'M GOING TO

EVERYTHING YOU'VE ASKED ME.

I'M GOING TO TITHE AND

GIVE.

AND LITERALLY, I WALKED OUT

OF THE BATHROOM AND I SAW MY

PHONE RINGING.

AND IT WAS A MAN WHO SAID, I

WANT TO COME BY AND BUY A

FEW BARS OF SOAP, AND THE

LORD HAS TOLD ME TO GIVE YOU

$1,000.

IT WAS THAT QUICK.

AND IT DIDN'T STOP AFTER

THAT.

Reporter: MORE BUSINESS

CAME IN, AND MORE

IMPORTANTLY, JEREMY BEGAN TO

IMPROVE RAPIDLY.

WE FOUND OUT EXACTLY WHAT

WAS WRONG WITH HIM.

Reporter: SOON JAMIE'S

SKIN CARE LINE EARNED HER

TWO PATENTS AND HAS GAINED A

LOT OF PRESS IN THE HEALTH

AND BEAUTY INDUSTRY.

AND AFTER JEREMY WAS

FEATURED IN SOUTHWEST ART

MAGAZINE, HIS PAINTINGS

QUADRUPLED IN VALUE.

TODAY THE COMPANY ALSO OWN A

COFFEE SHOP, AND THEY HAVE

PAID OFF EVERY PENNY OF

THEIR MEDICAL DEBT.

NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE

WITH THE LORD.

IF YOU LOOK AT YOUR

CIRCUMSTANCES AND THINK

YOU'RE GOING TO FALL, TO ME

THE SOURCE OF BEING

OBEDIENCE IS BELIEVING THAT

THE LORD WILL TAKE CARE OF

IT WHEN YOU CAST YOUR CARES

UPON HIM.

WHEN I THINK ABOUT HIM

HEALING MY HUSBAND AND

RESTORING OUR FINANCES, I'M

SO THANKFUL AND SO

GRATEFUL.

AND PART OF ME WANTS TO GO

SHOUT TO EVERYBODY ELSE,

THIS IS FOR YOU, TOO.

DON'T LOSE YOUR HOPE.

HE HEALS.

HE IS A HEALER.

HE IS GREAT WITH FINANCES.

GIVE AND IT SHALL BE GIVEN

UNTO YOU.

Gordon: GIVE, AND IT

SHALL BE GIVEN UNTO YOU.

HERE AT CBN, WE CALL THAT

THE LAW OF RESIPROCITY.

AND YOU FIND IT IN THE

GOSPEL OF LUKE, WHERE JESUS

SAYS: "GIVE AND IT WILL BE

GIVEN UNTO YOU."

YOU HAVE TO PUT IT IN

MOTION.

SO OFTEN IN LIFE WE EXPECT,

OKAY, I'LL START GIVING WHEN

I HAVE ENOUGH, OR WHEN I

FINALLY MAKE IT, THEN I'LL

GIVE, THEN I'LL TITHE.

WELL, THAT'S NOT WHAT THE

BIBLE SAYS.

THE BIBLE SAYS DO IT FIRST.

GIVE FIRST AND THEN PUT GOD

TO THE TEST.

PROVE HIM WITH YOUR TITHES

AND OFFERINGS AND SEE THAT

HE WILL OPEN THE WINDOWS OF

HEAVEN FOR YOU AND POUR OUT

A BLESSING THAT YOU CANNOT

CONTAIN.

IF YOU WANT TO DO THAT, IF

YOU WANT TO START A LIFE OF

DOING THAT, DON'T DO IT

RELUCTANTLY.

BUT PLEASE DO IT

CHEERFULLY.

START THINKING, HOW CAN I

EXPAND THE KINGDOM OF GOD?

HOW CAN I PUT THE KINGDOM OF

GOD FIRST?

HOW CAN I BE PART OF GOD'S

PLAN?

HOW CAN I LIVE MY LIFE IN

OBEDIENCE TO WHAT HE TELLS

ME TO DO?

IF YOU WANT TO START DOING

THIS, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

WHEN YOU DO, YOU'RE PART OF

PREACHING THE GOSPEL AROUND

THE WORLD.

YOU'RE ALSO PART OF HELPING

PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD

BECAUSE A PORTION OF EVERY

GIFT GOES INTO "OPERATION

BLESSING" TO HELP PEOPLE.

SO YOU'RE PART OF ALL OF IT

WHEN YOU JOIN "THE 700

CLUB."

HOW MUCH IS THAT?

JUST $20 A MONTH, 65 CENTS A

DAY.

AND YOU JOIN WITH TENS OF

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE, JUST

LIKE THAT WONDERFUL COUPLE

YOU JUST SAW WHO SAY, YES,

WE WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

IN THE WORLD.

WE WANT TO PREACH THE GOSPEL

AROUND THE WORLD.

IF THAT'S YOU, CALL US.

1-888-777-1999.

OR YOU CAN LOG ON TO

700CLUBINTERACTIVE.COM.

WHEN YOU JOIN "THE 700 CLUB"

WITH A LEDGE OF $20 OR MORE,

I WANT YOU TO HAVE THIS AS

OUR GIFT TO YOU: "THE

TRANSFORMING WORD, VERSES

FOR HEALTH AND HEALING."

IT IS A D.V.D. AND A C.D.

AND THE REASON IT IS A C.D.

IS THAT YOU CAN HAVE THIS,

AND YOU CAN PLAY IT IN YOUR

CAR AS YOU DRIVE AROUND.

AND WHAT IT IS IS THE WORD

SPOKEN OVER YOU.

I WANT YOU TO HAVE THIS.

"THE TRANSFORMING WORD."

NOW, PAUL, WHEN HE LEFT THE

CHURCH TO TIMOTHY, HE GAVE

HIM INSTRUCTIONS, AND YOU

FIND IT IN 1 TIMOTHY 4,

WHERE HE SAYS, FOCUS ON

READING THE SCRIPTURES TO

THE CHURCH.

HE ENCOURAGED TIMOTHY TO GO

INTO THE CHURCH AND READ THE

SCRIPTURES OUT LOUD.

WHY?

BECAUSE IT ENCOURAGES THE

BELIEVERS.

IT TEACHES THEM.

SO WITH THIS C.D. PLAYING AS

YOU DRIVE, AS YOU WORK IN A

KITCHEN, AS YOU GO AROUND

YOUR DAILY ACTIVITIES, JUST

THINK THAT YOU CAN BE TAUGHT

THE WORD OF GOD.

YOU CAN BE ENCOURAGED.

YOU CAN BE ESCORTE EXORTED

BECAUSE THE WORD IS BEING

SPOKEN OVER YOU AND IT IS

GETTING INTO YOUR SPIRIT AND

IT IS CHANGING YOU.

THAT IS WHY YOU WANT YOU TO

HAVE THIS.

IF YOU WANT THIS, ALL YOU

HAVE TO DO IS JOIN "THE 700

CLUB."

1-888-777-1999.

DO IT NOW.

CALL US NOW.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, IT'S RARE

TO FIND A MOM WHO THINKS

OWNING A MOTORCYCLE IS A

GOOD IDEA.

SO FIND OUT WHY ONE MOM

DECIDED TO BUY ONE FOR

HERSELF.

THAT'S NEXT.

Terry: FOR YOUNG

FILM-MAKER DOUGLAS GOTROD,

HE SAYS HE WOULD NOT BE THE

MAN HE IS WITHOUT HIS

GRANDFATHER.

AND HE CREDITS HIS MOTHER

FOR LEAVING A LEGACY AS

WELL, BY BUYING HIS

MOTORCYCLE.

TAKE A LOOK.

TO UNDERSTAND HOW THIS

HAPPENED, YOU NEED TO KNOW

ABOUT MY GRANDFATHERS,

MICHAEL AND PAUL.

MICHAEL WAS AN ENGINEER THAT

WORKED FOR BRUNSWICK, WHO

HAD AN IMPRESSIVE CAREER.

HE HELPED DESIGN THE FIRST

AUTOMATIC ENGINES.

THIS HELPED HIM GET HIS NAME

ON PATENTS, A LOT OF

PATENTS.

ABOUT NINE INCHES OF

PATENTS.

HE WAS ALSO A SKILLED SAILOR

AND LOVED TO RACE.

HE KEPT A LOG BOOK OF EVERY

RACE HE EVER HAD.

IN IT WERE CHARTS AND GRAPHS

AND NOTES.

AT THE TIME OF HIS DEATH, HE

HAD IN HIS OFFICE A PAIR OF

BINOCULARS, A POCKET KNIFE,

A NOTEBOOK ENTITLED

"STANDARDS AND DESIGNS," AND

THE MOST DETAILED

DESCRIPTION OF THE SPRING

THAT I HAVE EVER SEEN.

THERE WAS THE SLIDE RULE,

THE HAT THAT LIVED IN THE

CORNER, FOUR PAIRS OF

GLASSES, AND THIS STAINED

GLASS WINDOW.

ONE TIME MICHAEL NOTICED

THAT THE WHITE CYLINDERS ON

HIS CHANDELIER STARTED TO

BURN.

HE REPLACED THEM WITH

CERAMIC, AND THEY NEVER

BURNED AGAIN.

HE DROPPED OUT OF HIGH

SCHOOL SO HE COULD JOIN THE

NAVY BECAUSE HE DIDN'T WANT

TO MISS THE WAR.

THERE HE SERVED HIS COUNTRY

AND MADE A REAL-LIFE BAND OF

BROTHERS.

AFTER HE CAME HOME FROM THE

WAR, HE BECAME A SHEET METAL

WORKER AND QUICKLY JOINED

THE UNION.

HE LOVED FISHING, HUNTING,

AND THE OUTDOORS.

HE DIDN'T CONSIDER HIMSELF

AN ARTIST, BUT WHATEVER

ABILITY HE HAD, HE EXPRESSED

THROUGH WOOD CARVING.

THIS IS A PAUL WRESTLER LAWN

MOWER.

THERE ARE WEIGHTS IN THE

FRONT FOR BALANCE, AND EXTRA

STORAGE IN THE BACK FOR ALL

OF THE ESSENTIALS.

AT THE TIME OF HIS DEATH, HE

HAD IN HIS WORKSHOP,

WASHERS, NUTS, BOLTS,

SCREWS, DILL BITS, AND MORE

SCREWS.

THREADS, OLD WATCH PARTS,

TOOLS, TOOLS, AND MORE

TOOLS.

PENCILS, AND A FIVE PACK OF

DON JUAN RAZOR BLADES.

ONE TIME DURING HIGH SCHOOL

WHEN PAUL WAS BORED, HE MADE

THIS DOODLE IN HIS

TEXTBOOK.

AND THEN THERE IS ME.

SIX YEARS OF COLLEGE, STILL

NO DEGREE.

I PROBABLY EAT TOO MANY

EGGS.

I DEFINITELY DRINK TOO MUCH

COFFEE -- JUST KIDDING, YOU

CAN NEVER HAVE ENOUGH

COFFEE.

I PRETTY MUCH ALWAYS HAD

GREAT HAIR.

THIS IS THE BEST THING I CAN

DO WITH A BACT BASKET.

CURRENTLY ON MY DESK IS TWO

UNUSED NOTE BASEBALL,

NOTEBOOKS, A BRASS CAT AND A

PINEAPPLE.

I GREW UP IN A TIME THAT IS

FILLED WITH FAKE REALITIES.

MY GRANDFATHERS GREW UP IN A

TIME THAT SEEMED FAR MORE

AUTHENTIC, AND I WANTED A

PIECE OF IT.

PAUL LEFT MY A .22 GUN.

AND MICHAEL LEFT ME HIS

BRASS CAT.

AND I WASN'T THE ONLY ONE

LOOKING FOR CONNECTIONS LIKE

ME.

MUSTACHES AND STRAIGHT RAZOR

SHAVING IS A CONNECTION TO

AN OLDER TIME.

ARTISAN COFFEE AND DRAFT

BEER GROW MORE AND MORE

POPULAR.

I DIDN'T WANT TO JUST HAVE

THINGS THAT CONNECTED ME TO

THE PAST; I WANTED TO

EXPERIENCE IT.

SO I BOUGHT A MOTORCYCLE,

AND IT WAS AWESOME.

THEN THERE IS MY MOM.

SHE LOVES ALFRED HITCHCOCK

FILMS.

SHE HAS AN INTEREST IN

ARCHEOLOGY, WHICH IS WHY SHE

IS WONDERING IF HIS IS

HEROD'S TOMB.

WHEN THEY SAID MAN CANNOT

LIVE BY BREAD ALONE, HE HAD

NO TASTED MY MOTHER'S

BREAD.

AND THERE IS HER SEWING

MACHINE AND HIS BOOK THAT

CONTAINS PATTERNS.

SHE THOUGHT I WOULD END UP

ON THE HOOD OF SOMEBODY'S

CAR OR ON THE SIDE OF THE

ROAD.

BUT I TRIED TO TELL HER, I

WOULD BE WEARING A HELMET.

BUT SHE STILL THOUGHT IT WAS

DANGEROUS.

AND YOU KNOW WHAT?

SHE WAS RIGHT.

THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT I

WANTED.

IN THE MONTHS THAT FOLLOWED,

I STARTED TAKING A CLOSER

LOOK AT MY GRANDFATHERS.

AND I REALIZED I DIDN'T LOVE

AND RESPECT THEM FOR THEIR

ACCOMPLISHMENTS OR THE TIMES

THEY LIVED IN.

I LOVED AND RESPECTED THEM

BECAUSE WHAT THEY GAVE TO

OTHERS.

BOTH MEN WERE MARRIED FOR

OVER 60 YEARS.

BOTH MEN HAD BIG FAMILIES.

THESE MEN GAVE TO ALL OF

THOSE AROUND THEM.

AND THAT WAS THE BIGGEST

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WHAT I

WAS DOING AND WHAT THEY

DID.

I WAS CONCERNED WITH HAVING

SOMETHING.

AND THEY WERE CONCERNED WITH

GIVING SOMETHING.

SO I DECIDED MY MOTORCYCLE

WAS A LIE AND I TOLD MY MOM

I WOULD SELL IT IF I COULD

MAKE A PROFIT.

SHE OFFERED ME $1800 ON THE

SPOT BECAUSE SHE DIDN'T WANT

ME TO RIDE IT.

SHE SAID $1850, AND WE SHOOK

HANDS, AND THAT'S HOW MY MOM

BECAME THE OWNER OF A

MOTORCYCLE.

Terry: THAT WAS $1800

WELL-SPENT.

WHAT A GREAT STORY.

COMING UP, THE 9-YEAR-OLD

WHO ALMOST HAD TO WALK

AROUND WITH NINE TOES.

MY GRANDMOTHER IS A

NURSE, AND SHE THOUGHT IF I

WOULDN'T DO SOMETHING ABOUT

IT, IT WOULD EAT MY TOE OFF,

LITERALLY.

I FELT TERRIFIED, PRETTY

MUCH.

Terry: HEAR HOW HE WAS

HEALED WITHOUT GOING TO THE

DOCTOR.

Terry: TIMMY MECHAM WAS

AFRAID TO GO TO THE DOCTOR.

THAT'S WHY THE 9-YEAR-OLD

HID THE INFECTION SPREADING

ON HIS FOOT FROM HIS

PARENTS, UNTIL THE DAY HE

COULDN'T HIDE IT ANY

LONGER.

Reporter: WHEN TIMMY'S

FOOT STARTED BOTHERING HIM,

HE DIDN'T THINK MUCH OF IT.

IT FELT LIKE NOTHING AT

FIRST.

BUT THEN IT STARTED GETTING

WORSE AND WORSE.

IT WAS ITCHING AT FIRST, AND

THEN IN, LIKE, A WEEK IT

STARTED TO HURT.

I STARTED SCRATCHING, AND IT

WAS REALLY HURTING BY THEN.

Reporter: IT WAS A

FUNGAL INFECTION THAT GOT SO

BAD TIMMY STOPPED GOING

RUNNING WITH HIS MOM,

EMILY.

BUT HE NEVER SAID ANYTHING

TO HIS MOM OR HIS DAD

BECAUSE HE WAS SCARED OF

GOING TO THE DOCTOR.

BECAUSE I THINK

EVERYTHING SOUNDS PAINFUL IN

DOCTOR'S TERMS.

Reporter: THEN ONE DAY

AS THEY WERE GETTING READY

TO GO OUT, EMILY SAW TIMMY'S

FOOT.

I SAW A PRETTY BAD

INFECTION SO I KIND OF GOT

UPSET AND REALLY SCARED.

IT WAS PRETTY GRUESOME,

SO SHE WAS FREAKING OUT A

LOT.

I DID FREAK OUT.

WHY DIDN'T YOU TELL ME?

I THOUGHT, THAT'S MY BABY

AND HIS PERFECT LITTLE

FEET.

SO I DID CRY AND GET UPSET.

WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO?

THE SKY IS FALLING.

MY GRANDMOTHER IS A

NURSE, AND SHE THOUGHT IF I

WOULDN'T DO SOMETHING ABOUT

IT, IT WOULD EAT MY TOE OFF,

LITERALLY.

I FELT TERRIFIED, PRETTY

MUCH.

Reporter: THEY STARTED

TREATING THE INFECTION WITH

ANTI-FUNGAL OINTMENTS

IMMEDIATELY AND EXPECTED TO

SEE RESULTS.

I WANTED IT TO HAPPEN

VERY FAST.

AND EVERY DAY I THOUGHT,

THIS IS NOT MOVING ALONG

LIKE IT SHOULD.

WE WEREN'T SEEING ANY

HEALING COMING FORTH FROM

THAT.

AND, OF COURSE, WE WERE

PRAYING, TOO.

WAS ALWAYS ON MY MIND.

WHEN ONE OF MY KIDS ARE ILL

OR INJURED, I'M ALWAYS

PRAYING FOR THEM.

Reporter: THEN ONE DAY

SHE WAS WATCHING TV FROM THE

KITCHEN.

I RECORD "THE 700 CLUB"

EVERY DAY.

I WAS WATCHING IT, AND I

HEARD TERRY SAY, THERE IS A

PARENT WHO IS PRAYING FOR

YOUR CHILD, TIMOTHY.

Terry: THERE IS A

PARENT, YOU'RE PRAYING FOR A

CHILD NAMED TIMOTHY.

GOD HAS HEARD YOUR PRAYER

AND THE THING YOU'VE ASKED

FOR WILL BE DONE.

IT WAS JUST SUCH A

PERSONAL WORD OF KNOWLEDGE,

I JUST GOT REALLY

EMOTIONAL.

MOM YELLED, SO I THOUGHT

I WAS IN TROUBLE.

SO I WENT DOWNSTAIRS.

WELL, I WAS YELLING AND

PRAISING AND ALL OF THAT.

AND I DID YELL AT TIMOTHY.

BUT HE KNEW ONCE I GOT A

HOLD OF HIM, THAT IT WASN'T

ANYTHING BAD.

Reporter: EMILY PLAYED

THE CLIP AGAIN AND THEY

WATCHED IT TOGETHER.

Terry: THERE ARE SOME

PARENTS WHO ARE PRAYING FOR

A CHILD NAMED TIMOTHY.

I THOUGHT IT WOULD GET

HEALED IN A COUPLE OF DAYS,

AND I WAS REALLY HAPPY.

BUT IT TURNED OUT IT GOT

HEALED IN A COUPLE OF

HOURS.

I DID SEE A CHANGE RIGHT

AWAY.

I FELT GOOD BECAUSE I

COULD RUN WITH MOM ON THE

JOGGING TRAILS, AND I COULD

DO ALL OF THE STUFF I WANTED

TO DO BEFORE.

Reporter: TIMMY HAD

HEARD ABOUT WORDS OF

KNOWLEDGE BEFORE, BUT HE

NEVER UNDERSTOOD WHAT THEY

WERE OR HOW THEY WORKED

UNTIL THAT DAY.

I KNEW GOD CARED ABOUT

ME, AND HE WANTED TO PROTECT

ME.

AND I THOUGHT HE WAS REALLY

NICE AT THAT TIME.

Terry: TIMOTHY, GOD

DOES CARE ABOUT YOU, VERY

PERSONALLY.

AND, YOU KNOW WHAT?

HE CARES THAT WAY FOR EACH

AND EVERY ONE OF US.

GOD KNOWS YOUR NO NAME AS

YOU'RE WATCHING THIS PROGRAM

TODAY.

HE KNOWS THE NEEDS OF YOUR

HEART AND YOUR LIFE, AND

BEFORE YOU EVEN SPEAK THEM,

HE IS AWARE OF THEM.

WE WANT TO TAKE SOME TIME TO

SHARE SOME OF THE NEEDS THAT

HAVE COME IN AND TO PRAY.

JESS?

LAURA SAYS, "YESTERDAY I

GOT A PHONE CALL FROM MY MOM

TELLING ME THAT MY BEST

FRIEND, NATASHA, HAS

INOPERABLE BRAIN CANCER.

SHE IS 11 YEARS OLD.

I'M 12 YEARS OLD, AND I

WATCH YOUR SHOW EVERY DAY.

I BELIEVE THAT IF I PUT THIS

SICKNESS IN GOD'S HANDS, HE

WILL PROVIDE A MIRACLE.

PLEASE PRAY."

KATHRYN HAS AN URGENT

REQUEST.

SHE WRITES: "PRAY FOR MY

HUSBAND TO CHANGE HIS

THINKING.

HE WANTS ME TO ABORT THE

BABY IN MY WOMB.

I TOLD HIM IT IS A SIN, BUT

HE'S NOT A CHRISTIAN AND HE

DOESN'T CARE ABOUT THAT.

PLEASE PRAY THAT HE WILL

REALIZE THAT JESUS IS THE

TRUE GOD."

WE'RE GOING TO PRAY FOR

THOSE NEEDS.

AND IF YOU HAVE A NEED, JOIN

WITH US IN PRAYER.

WELL, HEAVENLY FATHER, WE

JUST THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR

THIS SWEET 12-YEAR-OLD WHO

HAS WRITTEN AND IN WHO HAS

ASKED FOR PRAYER FOR HER

FRIEND.

AND, LORD, RIGHT NOW FOR

NATASHA, WE PRAY THAT YOUR

KINGDOM WOULD COME AND YOUR

WILL WOULD BE DONE ON EARTH

AS IT IS IN HEAVEN.

FATHER, THAT YOU WILL TOUCH

HER RIGHT NOW, THAT YOU WILL

HEAL HER BODY FROM THIS

INOPERABLE BRAIN CANCER.

FATHER, WE KNOW THAT EVEN

THOUGH A SURGEON CAN GIVE A

DIAGNOSIS, JESUS, YOU ARE

THE GREAT PHYSICIAN.

AND WE TRUST YOUR WORD, EVEN

OVER THE DIAGNOSIS OF A

DOCTOR.

SO, JESUS, COME NOW, TOUCH

THAT CHILD.

MAY THEY BE TOTALLY HEALED

IN JESUS' NAME.

AND FOR KATHRYN, LORD, WE

JUST HEAR THE CRY OF HER

HEART FOR HER UNBORN BABY

AND FOR HER HUSBAND.

LORD, WE THANK YOU THAT YOU

DON'T LEAVE US IN SITUATIONS

ALONE.

YOUR WORD SAYS THAT YOU

NEVER LEAVE US, YOU NEVER

FORSAKE US.

SO, FATHER, WE ASK THAT YOU

WOULD SPEAK TO HIS HEART

RIGHT NOW.

FATHER, THAT HE WILL HAVE AN

ENCOUNTER WITH THE LIVING

GOD.

THAT HE WILL CHANGE HIS

HEART AND CHANGE HIS MIND.

IN JESUS' NAME, WE PRAY.

AMEN.

GORDON?

Gordon: WE LEAVE YOU

WITH THESE WORDS FROM PSALM

103: "THE LOVE OF THE LORD

REMAINS FOREVER WITH THOSE

WHO FEAR HIM, HIS SALVATION

EXTENDS TO THE CHILDREN'S

CHILDREN."

GOD BLESS YOU.

WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN

TOMORROW.

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