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700 Club Interactive: Prayer Works – May 19, 2015

A husband learns that his wife and daughter are in critical condition after getting hit by a drunk driver. Read Transcript


IT WAS DEVASTATING.

Gordon: MOWED DOWN BY A

DRUNK DRIVER.

YOUR WIFE AND DAUGHTER

ARE THE SICKEST ONES IN THIS

HOSPITAL.

Gordon: A FATHER PRAYS

FOR A MIRACLE.

THAT'S ALL I GOT.

THAT'S ALL I GOT.

Gordon: ON TODAY'S "700

CLUB INTERACTIVE."

*

Gordon: WELCOME TO "700

CLUB INTERACTIVE."

TODAY WE WANT TO SHOW YOU

THAT PRAYER WORKS, AND HOW

IT CAN WORK FOR YOU.

ALYSSA KING WAS JUST 15

YEARS OLD WHEN SHE AND HER

MOTHER WERE HIT BY A DRUNK

DRIVER.

HER BODY WENT INTO SHOCK AND

A CLOT FORMED ON HER BRAIN.

DOCTORS TOLD HER FATHER THAT

ALYSSA -- SHE'S NOT GOING TO

MAKE IT.

SHE'S NOT GOING TO SURVIVE.

BUT THEY DIDN'T REALIZE THAT

THERE WAS AN ARMY OF PEOPLE

AROUND THE WORLD PRAYING.

Reporter: ANTHONY

WILLIAMS HAD JUST ARRIVED

HOME FROM WORK WHEN HIS

PHONE RANG.

I RECEIVED A PHONE CALL

FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF

ALABAMA.

AND THEY STATED THAT --

MR. WILLIAMS, TRY TO RELAX.

WE WANT TO TELL YOU THAT

YOUR WIFE AND DAUGHTER HAVE

BEEN IN AN ACCIDENT.

IT WAS DEVASTATING.

Reporter: THE CALLER

ALSO TOLD HIM THAT HIS WIFE,

CAROLYN, AND THEIR

15-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER,

ALYSSA, WERE IN THE I.C.U.

SO WHEN I GOT IN THE

HOSPITAL, I SAT IN THE

WAITING ROOM.

I WAS UNABLE TO SEE EITHER

ONE OF THEM AT THE TIME.

I HAD TO WAIT FOR THE DOCTOR

TO COME DOWN AND TELL ME

WHAT WAS GOING ON.

Reporter: DOCTORS TOLD

ANTHONY THAT HIS WIFE AND

DAUGHTER HAD BEEN HIT BY A

DRUNK DRIVER.

THEY WERE WALKING THROUGH

THE HOSPITAL PARKING LOT

AFTER VISITING A FRIEND.

HE DIDN'T GIVE ME A WHOLE

LOT OF INFORMATION AT THE

TIME.

BUT HE DID MAKE ONE

STATEMENT, THAT YOUR WIFE

AND DAUGHTER ARE THE SICKEST

ONES IN THIS HOSPITAL.

Reporter: CAROLYN

UNDERWENT SURGERY FOR A

BRAIN INJURY AND WAS IN A

COMA, BUT DOCTORS SAID

ALYSSA WOULDN'T SURVIVE.

HER BODY HAD GONE INTO

SHOCK.

HE HAD BROKEN BONES IN HER

FACE AND BACK.

HER LUNGS WERE PUNCTURED, HE

LOST TWO FINGERS, AND A CLOT

FORMED ON HER BRAIN.

WHEN I SEEN MY DAUGHTER,

SHE WAS UNRESPONSIVE.

AND THEY BOTH WERE JUST

LAYING THERE.

I WAS SEEING THEM LAYING IN

THAT BED, AND I WAS IN

REMORSE.

THE ONLY THING I COULD THINK

ABOUT WAS ANYTHING COULD

HAPPEN.

THEY COULD LEAVE ME

TONIGHT.

THAT'S ALL I GOT.

THAT'S ALL I GOT.

Reporter: WHILE CAROLYN

EVENTUALLY STABILIZED,

ALYSSA'S CONDITION DECLINED

RAPIDLY.

SHE RECEIVED A BLOOD

TRANSFUSION AND SLIPPED INTO

A COMA.

FACED WITH A GRIM DOCTOR'S

REPORT, ANTHONY AND HIS

EXTENDED FAMILY TURNED TO

GOD.

HE OPENED THE DOORS UP.

PEOPLE STARTED COMING.

PEOPLE STARTED PRAYING, AND

WE ALL GOT TOGETHER AND HELD

HANDS.

AND WE ALL PRAYED FOR

ALMIGHTY GOD TO STAND WITH

US.

HEAL HER.

YOU HAVE THE POWER TO DO ALL

THESE THINGS.

Reporter: FAMILY AND

FRIENDS HELD TIGHTLY TO

THEIR FAITH AS THEY GAVE

ANTHONY SUPPORT.

AND THEN AFTER TWO WEEKS OF

UNRELENTING PRAYERS, ALYSSA

GAVE THEM A SIGN.

FIRST SHE LIFTED A FINGER.

AND THEN SHORTLY AFTER, SHE

BEGAN TO SPEAK.

ONE OF THE NURSES CALLED

ME AND SAID, YOUR DAUGHTER,

ALYSSA, PULLED HER TUBE

OUT.

SHE PULLED HER TUBE OUT OF

HER MOUTH.

I KNEW RIGHT THEN THE LORD

HAD ANSWERED MY PRAYERS.

AND I STARTED TO SMILE.

AND I KNOW THEN IT WAS A

MATTER OF TIME, BUT THEY'RE

GOING TO BE ALL RIGHT.

Reporter: ALYSSA

UNDERWENT 11 SURGERIES, AND

AFTER TWO MONTHS OF REHAB,

SHE WENT HOME.

DURING THAT TIME AND THE

MONTHS AHEAD, ALYSSA SAID

PRAYER KEPT HER GOING.

I TALKED TO GOD A LOT.

I WOULD BE PRAYING IN MY BED

AND TALKING TO HIM AS IF HE

WERE LAYING ON THE SIDE OF

ME.

Reporter: CAROLYN ALSO

CAME HOME.

EVEN THOUGH HER BRAIN INJURY

FORCED HER TO GO ON

DISABILITY, SHE IS GRATEFUL

FOR WHAT GOD DID IN THEIR

LIVES.

IT IS BEAUTIFUL, TO KNOW

YOU'RE ALIVE AND WENT

THROUGH ALL OF THAT, AND

THAT GOD BROUGHT US

THROUGH.

WE'RE ALIVE.

THAT'S THE MAIN THING.

Reporter: ALYSSA WENT

ON TO GRADUATE HIGH SCHOOL

WITH HONORS AND EARN A

COLLEGE DEGREE.

AND THEN IN 2001, SHE

MARRIED.

AND DESPITE DOCTORS' REPORTS

THAT SAID SHE WOULD NEVER

HAVE CHILDREN, SHE GAVE

BIRTH TO A BOY AND A GIRL.

HER FAMILY SAYS IT IS ALL

BECAUSE OF THE POWER OF

PRAYER.

AND WE PEOPLE ALL AROUND

THE WORLD PRAYING FOR US,

AND WE CAME THROUGH WITH

GOD'S HELP.

THERE IS A GOD UP THERE.

HE IS ALIVE AND HE WORKS

MIRACLES.

MY BODY IS HEALED.

GOD IS DEFINITELY MY

HEALER.

IT WAS NOBODY BUT GOD

BECAUSE THE DOCTORS SAID NO

WHEN GOD SAID YES.

ALMIGHTY GOD, HE IS REAL,

AND HE SHOWED ME, I WON'T

LEAVE YOU ALONE.

JUST ASK AND YOU SHALL

RECEIVE.

Gordon: I LOVE THIS

STORY.

"I WON'T LEAVE YOU ALONE;

JUST ASK AND YOU WILL

RECEIVE."

HE IS QUOTING THE VERSES OF

JESUS.

HE'S QUOTING WHAT JESUS

ENCOURAGED HIS DISCIPLES

WITH.

HE SAID, I'M GOING AWAY, BUT

I'M NOT GOING TO LEAVE YOU

ALONE.

I'M GOING TO SEND A

COMFORTER TO YOU.

YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE THE

HOLY SPIRIT, NOT JUST WITH

YOU, BUT IN YOU.

AND WHEN YOU HAVE THAT, AND

YOU HAVE THE SPIRIT OF

CHRIST IN YOU, THEN YOU'LL

ASK WHAT YOU WANT AND YOU

SHALL RECEIVE.

HERE IS THE PROMISE, FROM

JOHN 15: 7: "IF YOU ABIDE IN

ME" -- NOW, HOW DO YOU DO

THAT?

HOW DO YOU ABIDE IN JESUS?

WHAT IS THE SECRET TO THAT?

IS IT SOME EFFORT YOU'VE GOT

TO DO?

IS THERE SOME, YOU KNOW,

REQUIRED THING?

START THINKING ABOUT IT?

HOW DO YOU ABIDE IN JESUS?

WELL, HE IS USING A VERY

SPECIFIC WORD, "ABIDE."

AND YOU START THINKING, HOW

DO I ABIDE IN MY OWN HOME?

HOW DO YOU DO THAT?

IS THERE ANY EFFORT INVOLVED

IN THAT?

YOU KNOW, START THINKING

THAT WAY, THAT YOU'RE JUST

SITTING IN YOUR CHAIR IN

YOUR OWN HOME, AND YOUR

ABIDING.

YOU'RE THERE.

NOW, IN ALL LIKELIHOOD YOU

DIDN'T BUILD THE HOME.

YOU PROBABLY BOUGHT AND PAID

FOR IT.

BUT START THINKING ABOUT

ABIDING IN JESUS.

YOU DIDN'T BUILD HIM.

HE PAID THE PRICE SO THAT

YOU COULD DO THAT.

YOU'RE NOT A STRANGER TO

HIM.

YOU'RE NOT A FOREIGNER.

YOU'RE NOT SOMEBODY HE

DOESN'T KNOW.

YOU'RE JUST THERE, AND

YOU'RE ABIDING IN HIM.

AND SO LET THAT PEACE BE

WITH YOU, THAT THERE IS

NOTHING THAT YOU HAVE TO DO

HERE.

JESUS HAS ALREADY DONE IT.

AND ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS

ABIDE IN THE BELIEF IN

THAT.

DON'T START THRASHING AROUND

THINKING, HAVE I DONE

ENOUGH?

HAVE I TITHED ENOUGH?

HAVE I GONE TO CHURCH

ENOUGH?

HAVE I READ THE BIBLE

ENOUGH?

AND ALL OF THOSE KINDS OF

THINGS.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO DO THAT.

YOU JUST HAVE TO REST IN HIM

AND IN HIS ACCOMPLISHED

WORK, HIS FINISHED WORK ON

THE CROSS.

THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN ADD

TO THAT CROSS.

PLEASE DON'T EVER TRY TO.

JUST ABIDE IN IT.

AND REALIZE IT'S JUST LIKE

SITTING IN THE CHAIR YOU'RE

SITTING IN RIGHT NOW.

IT'S EASY FOR YOU.

YOU JUST HAVE TO SIT BACK

AND REALIZE HE HAS ALREADY

DONE IT.

THE SECOND PART -- BECAUSE

THERE ARE TWO "IFs" HERE:

"IF YOU ABIDE IN ME AND MY

WORDS ABIDE IN YOU."

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

WE'RE TALKING FROM THE

GOSPEL OF JOHN, AND IT

BEGINS WITH "IN THE

BEGINNING WAS THE WORD, AND

THE WORD WAS WITH GOD, AND

THE WORD WAS GOD, AND THE

WORD BECAME FLESH."

JESUS SAYS, MY WORDS ARE

ALIVE.

WHEN JESUS SPEAKS, HE SPEAKS

FOR ALL ETERNITY.

SO HOW -- IF I'M ABIDING IN

HIM, HOW DOES HIS WORDS

ABIDE IN ME?

HOW DOES THAT HAPPEN?

BECAUSE THAT'S THE

CONDITION, IF I ABIDE IN HIM

AND HIS WORDS ABIDE IN ME --

WELL, HOW DOES THAT HAPPEN?

FAITH COMES BY HEARING.

AND ARE YOU HEARING THE

WORD?

ARE YOU ALLOWING IT TO REST

IN YOU, JUST AS YOU'RE

RESTING IN A CHAIR, IS THAT

WORD RESTING IN YOUR HEART?

IS IT RESTING IN YOU?

WHERE YOU KNOW THE FINISHED

WORK OF THE CROSS.

YOU KNOW IT, AND YOU HAVE

THE ASSURANCE.

NOW, ALYSSA'S FAMILY HAD THE

ASSURANCE.

THEY KNEW THE WORD.

THEY WERE ABLE TO SPEAK THE

WORD.

WHEN THE DOCTOR'S REPORT

CAME IN SO HORRIBLE, THEY'RE

THE MOST SICK PEOPLE IN THE

ENTIRE HOSPITAL -- WHEN THAT

CAME IN, WHAT WORD DID THEY

TURN TO?

WHAT DID THEY ALLOW TO ABIDE

IN THEIR SPIRIT?

THAT NEGATIVE WORD OR THE

POSITIVE WORD OF GOD?

WITH THOSE TWO CONDITIONS

MET -- IS THE WORD COMING IN

AND ABIDING IN YOU, RESTING,

SITTING IN YOU, THEN YOU GET

THE PROMISE.

YOU WILL ASK WHAT YOU

DESIRE, AND IT SHALL BE DONE

FOR YOU.

WE START TALKING ABOUT HOW

MUCH HUMAN EFFORT DO WE HAVE

TO DO?

AND HAVE I FASTED ENOUGH?

HAVE I PRAYED ENOUGH?

DO I HAVE THE GOLD STAR FOR

GOING TO SUNDAY SCHOOL EVERY

SUNDAY THIS YEAR?

WE LOOK AT IT AS

PERFORMANCE-BASED, AND WE'RE

TRYING TO EARN BROWNIE

POINTS WITH GOD.

PLEASE STOP DOING THAT.

REALIZE WHAT THE APOSTLE

PAUL SAID, "CLEANSE YOUR

CONSCIOUS WITH DEAD WORKS TO

SERVE THE LIVING GOD."

DON'T LET YOUR WORKS

INTERFERE.

DON'T TALK ABOUT WHAT YOU'LL

DO OR NOT DO.

DON'T DO ANY OF THAT.

REALIZE IT HAS ALREADY BEEN

DONE.

NOW, ASK YOURSELF THIS

QUESTION: WHEN WERE YOUR

SINS FORGIVEN?

IT'S AN IMPORTANT QUESTION.

WAS IT WHEN YOU WENT AND

PRAYED A SINNER'S PRAYER?

IS IT WHEN YOU WENT UP TO AN

ALTER AND A CHURCH AND SHOOK

A PASTOR'S HAND?

IS IT WHEN YOU WERE

BAPTIZED?

WHEN WERE YOUR SINS

FORGIVEN?

REALIZE THEY WERE FORGIVEN

ON A CROSS 2,000 YEARS AGO,

BEFORE YOU WERE EVER BORN.

BEFORE YOU EVER SINNED, GOD

TOOK CARE OF THAT.

ALL YOU HAD TO DO TO RECEIVE

IT WAS BELIEVE IT.

BELIEVE THAT THAT SACRIFICE

WAS FOR YOU.

IT'S THE SAME THING FOR

HEALING.

WHEN WERE YOU HEALED?

IT'S INTERESTING HOW THE

BIBLE MAKES THAT THE PAST

TENSE.

IT IS THE PROMISE IN ISAIAH

THAT "BY HIS STRIPES WE ARE

HEALED."

BUT THEN PETER QUOTING THE

SAME VERSE CHANGES THE VERB

TENSE, "BY HIS STRIPES WE

WERE HEALED," BECAUSE PETER

WAS TALKING AFTER THE

CRUCIFIXION.

ON HIM WAS LAID ALL OF OUR

ILLNESS, ALL OF OUR PAIN.

HE TOOK IT ALL.

EVEN THAT WHICH HADN'T

HAPPENED YET.

IT IS AN AMAZING MYSTERY,

BUT IT WAS ALL TAKEN ON THE

CROSS.

THAT'S WHY HE WAS SO

MARRED.

HE WAS NO LONGER

RECOGNIZABLE.

HE TOOK IT ALL.

AND HE TOOK IT ALL FOR YOU.

BEFORE IT EVEN HAPPENED TO

YOU.

SO WHEN DO YOU RECEIVE WHAT

HAS ALREADY HAPPENED?

WHEN YOU BELIEVE IT.

AND IT'S THE GREAT KEY TO

MIRACLES, YOU FIND IN MARK

11.

WHEN YOU PRAY, BELIEVE THAT

YOU HAVE ALREADY RECEIVED

AND YOU WILL HAVE IT.

DON'T BELIEVE YOUR SYMPTOM.

DON'T BELIEVE YOUR PAIN.

BELIEVE THE CROSS.

BELIEVE THAT JESUS, WHO IS

ABIDING IN YOU -- BECAUSE

WHEN HIS WORD IS IN YOU, LET

THAT WORD BECOME FLESH IN

YOU.

AND THEN YOU'LL HAVE A

MIRACLE.

WELL, WE'RE GOING TO BE

PRAYING FOR YOU AND YOUR

NEEDS.

BUT FIRST WE HAVE OTHER

MIRACULOUS STORIES.

HERE IS OUR FIRST ONE.

ONE OF THE WORST STORMS EVER

SEEN ON THIS PLANET, AND IT

HIT THIS MAN'S HOME TOWN.

I WAS ASKING GOD, JUST

GIVE ME A FEW MINUTES, A

FEW -- EVEN AN HOUR TO GET

DOWN HERE TO MAKE SURE MY

FAMILY IS OKAY.

AND THEN IF IT IS TIME FOR

ME TO GO, THEN THAT'S IT.

WHEN YOU'RE FACED WITH

DEATH, YOU COMPLETELY FORGET

EVERYTHING.

Gordon: HEAR HOW THIS

MAYOR AND HIS FAMILY

SURVIVED A SUPER TYPHOON.

YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THEIR

INCREDIBLE STORY.

THAT'S UP NEXT.

Gordon: JUST OVER A

YEAR AND A HALF AGO, TYPHOON

HAIYAN DEVASTATED PARTS OF

THE CITY IN THE

PHILIPPINES.

AS THE CITY OF TACLOBAN IS

HEALING, THE MAYOR IS

SPEAKING OUT ABOUT HOW HIS

FAITH IN GOD HELPE HELPS

WITH THE CHALLENGES OF

REBUILDING A DESTROYED

CITY.

GEORGE THOMAS HAS MORE.

George: NOVEMBER 8,

2013.

THIS IS PROBABLY ONE OF

THE TOP 12, SO IN THE TOP

DOZEN OF ALL STORMS EVER

SEEN ON THIS PLANET.

George: AS SUPER

TYPHOON HAIYAN SLAMS INTO

THE EASTERN PHILIPPINES, THE

TACLOBAN MAYOR AND A FEW

STAFF MEMBERS ARE STRANDED

AT THIS BEACH LOCATION.

A SONG I WAS SINGING

THROUGHOUT THE TIME WAS,

"YOU ARE MY WORD, YOU ARE MY

GOD, AND I LAY DOWN MY LIFE

FOR YOU."

George: SUDDENLY A

STORM SURGE HITS THE

BUILDING, AS SEEN IN THIS

VIDEO OBTAINED EXCLUSIVELY

BY CBN NEWS.

I WAS ASKING GOD, GIVE ME

A FEW MINUTES, EVEN AN HOUR,

TO GET DOWN HERE AND MAKE

SURE MY FAMILY IS OKAY.

AND THEN IF IT IS TIME FOR

ME TO GO, THEN THAT'S IT.

George: THEY PUNCH A

HOLE IN THE ROOF TO ESCAPE

THE RAGING WATER, AND JUST

IN TIME.

MEANTIME, HIS WIFE AND TWO

CHILDREN ARE ALSO ON THE

VERGE OF BEING SWEPT AWAY BY

TSUNAMI-LIKE WAVES.

I'M IN THE SHELTER OF THE

MOST HIGH GOD.

I WILL REST IN THE SHELTER

OF THE LORD.

YOU ARE MY REFUGE AND MY

FORTRESS, MY GOD IN WHOM I

TRUST.

George: THE COUPLE SAYS

IT IS A MIRACLE THEY

SURVIVED.

WHEN YOU'RE FACED WITH

DEATH, AS I WAS SEVERAL

TIMES DURING THAT DAY, YOU

COMPLETELY FORGET

EVERYTHING.

I NEVER WENT BACK TO MY

HOUSE TO CHECK MY

BELONGINGS.

WHAT WAS MY THOUGHTS WERE

THE PEOPLE.

I GOT MY FAMILY, AND I WAS

GOING OUT THERE AND SAVING

LIVES.

George: AS SOON AS THE

STORM PASSED, THE MAYOR HIT

THE STREETS CLEARING DEBRIS,

AND COORDINATING RESCUE

OPERATIONS.

HE SAID HE KNEW HE HAD TO

GIVE PEOPLE HOPE TO HELP

THEM PULL THROUGH.

BECAUSE PEOPLE WERE

COMING TO ME AND QUESTIONING

THEIR FAITH.

AND THEY WERE ASKING ME, WHY

DID GOD TAKE AWAY MY

CHILDREN?

WHAT DID THEY DO WRONG?

AND I SAID, DID YOU WANT TO

SEE GOD?

YES.

AND I SAID, THEN YOU HAVE TO

DIE.

CHRISTIANITY IS NOT FOCUSED

ON DEATH.

IT IS FOCUSED ON AFTER

LIFE.

George: A YEAR LATER,

HE IS STILL ENCOURAGING

RESIDENTS OF HIS CITY TO

DRAW CLOSE TO GOD.

WHAT I TELL PEOPLE, WHEN

IT COMES TO GOD, I ASK

QUESTIONS, BUT I DON'T

QUESTION.

I ASK QUESTIONS, LORD, WHY

DID THIS HAPPEN?

HAVE YOU HAD AN ANSWER YET?

YES.

AND WHAT DID HE SAY?

THE ANSWER IS IT IS NOT A

MIRACLE THAT YOU SURVIVED

BECAUSE AT THE END OF THE

DAY YOU'RE GOING TO DIE.

WHAT IS THE MIRACLE HERE AND

THE BLESSING HERE AND THE

GRACE OF GOD IS WHERE YOU'RE

GOING TO GO AFTER THAT.

ONE, TWO, THREE, THANK

YOU!

George: THE MAYOR'S

WIFE, A FORMER ACTRESS

TURNED POLITICIAN, ORGANIZED

SEVERAL EVANGELISTIC

OUTREACHES IN TACLOBAN.

INCLUDING THIS WORSHIP EVENT

WHICH TOOK PLACE ON THE

STORM'S ONE-YEAR

ANNIVERSARY.

ANYTHING COULD HAPPEN ANY

MINUTE.

YOU COULD LOSE YOUR LIFE ANY

SECOND ANY DAY, SO PEOPLE

NEED TO REALIZE IT.

AND I THINK PEOPLE HAVE

REALIZED THERE IS NO OTHER

WAY YOU CAN GO BUT RELYING

ON GOD AND WALKING WITH GOD

EVERY DAY.

George: IT IS A

SPIRITUAL SENTIMENT THAT

RUNS DEEP IN THIS CITY, AS I

DISCOVERED WHILE RIDING

TACLOBAN'S MOST POPULAR

MEANS OF PUBLIC

TRANSPORTATION.

IT IS GOD TO HAVE A MAYOR

THAT ENCOURAGES US TO TRUST

GOD AND WHO TRUSTS GOD.

HE KNOWS THE PAIN WE'RE

ENDURING A YEAR AFTER THE

STORM.

WE NEED GOD'S HELP TO

RESTORE OUR CITY.

George: THE MAYOR HAS

TAKEN A LOT OF HEAT IN THE

LAST YEAR FOR HIS

GOVERNMENT'S SLOW RESPONSE

TO THE REBUILDING EFFORTS.

25 -- 10 -- 25 -- THANK YOU,

SIR.

BUT IN REALITY, YOU TALK TO

MANY TACLOBANS, AND THEY

WILL BLAME THE NATIONAL

GOVERNMENT.

IT IS NOT THE MAYOR'S

FAULT.

THE NATIONAL GOVERNMENT IS

WRONGLY ACCUSING HIM OF

INACTION, WHEN THEY ARE NOT

DOING ENOUGH TO HELP US

REBUILD.

George: AND SHE SAYS

THANKS TO NATIONAL AGENCIES,

LIKE CBN RELIEF, TACLOBAN IS

SLOWLY GETTING BACK ON ITS

FEET.

THEY HAVE BUILT OVER 150

HOMES FOR DISPLACED

FAMILIES.

I WAS VERY GLAD, WHEN I

SAW THE GUYS COME IN,

BECAUSE I KNOW THEY WORK

FA. FAST.

THEY WERE ONE OF THE FIRST

ONES TO BUILD TEMPORARY

SHELTERS.

THEY WERE VERY FAST.

George: THE MAYOR IS A

VERY BUSY MAN, TRYING TO

REBUILD AND RESTORE HOPE TO

HIS CITY.

HE CLINGS TO HIS FAITH AND

IS TRUSTING GOD TO FULFILL

HIS DIVINE PURPOSES FOR

TACLOBAN.

BEING MORE LIKE CHRIST IS

REALLY LIVING DANGEROUSLY.

WE ARE NOT TOLD THAT THERE

IS A DISASTER SO WE WILL

HIDE.

NO.

WE ARE TOLD THAT THERE ARE

DISASTERS TO COME, THERE ARE

CHALLENGES TO COME, FOR US

TO FACE IT, AND GOD WILL BE

WITH US.

AND YOU'RE GOING TO COME OUT

OF IT.

HAVING A STRONG FAITH IS THE

KEY.

YOU CAN'T DO IT ALONE.

George: GEORGE THOMAS,

CBN NEWS, TACLOBAN,

PHILIPPINES.

Gordon: WELL, WHEN THE

SUPER TYPHOON STRUCK,

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WERE

SUDDENLY HOMELESS, LIKE

EILEEN AND HER FAMILY.

THEIR HOME WAS GONE, AND SO

WAS THEIR LIVELIHOOD.

Reporter: WHEN A

CATEGORY 5 TYPHOON BATTERED

THIS FISHING VILLAGE IN THE

PHILIPPINES, 11-YEAR-OLD

MILINE AND HER FAMILY FLED

TO HIGHER GROUND.

THEY LOST EVERYTHING IN THE

STORM.

OUR HOUSE WAS DESTROYED.

WE DIDN'T HAVE FOOD TO EAT.

I WAS SO SAD.

Reporter: MILINE'S DAD,

IEDWIN, A FISHERMEN, FELT

MORE DESPERATE WHEN HE FOUND

THE BOAT HE WAS RENTING WAS

ALSO DESTROYED.

I WENT TO THE NEXT

VILLAGE TO GO OUT WITH OTHER

FISHERMEN.

WE SPLIT THE PROFIT.

I USED MY SHARE TO BUILT A

TEMPORARY HOUSE FOR MY

FAMILY.

HE WORRIED A LOT ABOUT

OUR SITUATION.

MY MOM WAS ANXIOUS BECAUSE

WE DIDN'T HAVE ENOUGH FOOD

TO EAT.

Reporter: TO HELP EDWIN

AND MILINE, CBN CAME TO

THEIR COMMUNITY AND BUILT A

NEW BOAT FOR THEM.

EDWIN'S FIRST TRIP OUT ON

THE OPEN WATER WAS A BIG

SUCCESS.

I CAUGHT THIS HUGE BLUE

MARLIN AND MADE $250, ENOUGH

MONEY TO LAST AN ENTIRE

MONTH.

I WAS GLAD I COULD BRING THE

PROFIT HOME TO MY FAMILY.

PIE BROTHER AN MY

BROTHER AND I ARE SO HAPPY

OUR DAD CAN GO FISHING

AGAIN.

WE HAVE ENOUGH FOOD TO EAT

EVERY DAY.

AND HE IS EVEN ABLE TO GET

US THE THINGS WE NEED FOR

SCHOOL.

Reporter: NOW WITH

MONEY COMING IN, EDWIN WAS

ABLE TO FINISH BUILDING

THEIR NEW HOME.

AND AFTER A GOOD DAY OF

FISHING, HE ALSO DONATES

MONEY TO CBN SO WE CAN HELP

OTHERS.

I HAVE MY OWN BOAT NOW

WAS OF CBN.

I'M HAPPY TO GIVE BACK

BECAUSE I KNOW THEY CAN HELP

MERMORE FISHERMEN, LIKE

ME.

THANK YOU SO MUCH, CBN.

Gordon: AND THANK YOU.

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OVER YOU.

FAITH COMES BY HEARING,

HEARING BY THE WORD, AND

THERE IS A TRANSFORMATIONAL

THING THAT HAPPENS WHEN THE

WORD IS SPOKEN OVER YOU.

IT GETS INTO YOUR SPIRIT.

IT GETS INTO YOUR MEMORY.

WHEN TRYING TIMES COME,

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> WELL, UP NEXT, A YOUNG

WIFE LEARNS THAT SHE'LL

NEVER BECOME A MOTHER.

I WAS CRUSHED.

I WAS CRUSHED.

I WAS REALLY SAD TO BE TOLD

THAT YOU'LL NEVER HAVE KIDS

ON YOUR OWN.

IT'S DEVASTATING.

Gordon: SEE HOW SHE

DEFIES HER DOCTOR'S

PROGNOSIS, NOT WITH JUST

ONE, BUT TWO MIRACLE

BABIES.

THAT'S NEXT, RIGHT AFTER THISCH

Gordon: AMANDA TALLY

WAS A YOUNG BRIDE, LIKING

FORWARD TO STARTING A FAMILY

WITH HER HUSBAND.

SO WHEN HER DOCTOR TOLD HER

SHE MIGHT NOT ABL EVER BE

ABLE TO HAVE A CHILD OF HER

OWN, SHE WAS DEVASTATED, BUT

NOT DEFEATED, BECAUSE SHE

BELIEVES IN THE POWER OF

PRAYER.

Reporter: WHEN AMANDA

MARRIED IN 2010, SHE AND HER

HUSBAND WANTED TO START A

FARIGHT AWAY. FAMILY RIGHT AWAY.

MY HUSBAND AND I KNEW

WHEN WE GOT MARRIED WE BOTH

WANTED KIDS.

JUST HAVING SOMEONE TO LOVE

UNCONDITIONALLY, MORE LIKE

HOW CHRIST LOVES US.

Reporter: BUT AFTER SIX

MONTHS OF NEGATIVE PREGNANCY

TESTS, AMANDA DECIDED TO

VISIT HER DOCTOR.

THE DIAGNOSIS CAME AS A

SHOCK.

THE DOCTOR TOLD US I

POSSIBLY HAD P.C. O.S., A

POLYCYSTIC CONDITION THAT

MAKES IT HARD FOR YOU TO

HAVE KIDS.

Reporter: THE DOCTOR

TOLD AMANDA SHE MIGHT ONLY

CONCEIVE THROUGH I.V.F. OR

OTHER FERTILITY TREATMENTS.

I WAS CRUSHED.

I WAS REALLY SAD.

I JUST DIDN'T UNDERSTAND.

I WAS HEALTHY.

I NEVER HAD ANY PROBLEMS

BEFORE.

AND TO BE TOLD THAT YOU'LL

NEVER HAVE KIDS ON YOUR OWN

IS DEVASTATING.

Reporter: AMANDA AND

DANIEL DECIDED NOT TO FOLLOW

THROUGH WITH TREATMENTS.

INSTEAD, THEY PRAYED.

SO IT WAS MOSTLY JUST

PLEADING AND ASKING WHY?

WHAT DO WE DO?

WHAT'S NEXT?

WE NEVER REALLY GOT TO THE

POINT WHERE WE 100% GAVE

UP.

YOU KNOW, WE BOTH WOULD HAVE

DAYS WHERE SOME DAYS I WAS

STRONGER, AND SOME DAYS MY

HUSBAND WOULD BE STRONGER,

BUT WE JUST REALLY BELIEVED

THAT ONE WAY OR ANOTHER WE

WOULD HAVE OUR BABY, WHETHER

THAT WAS THROUGH HAVING OUR

OWN KIDS OR ADOPTION OR

WHATEVER THAT WOULD LOOK

LIKE FOR US.

SO WE NEVER REALLY LOST HOPE

FOR THAT.

BUT THERE WERE SOME HARD

MOMENTS, FOR SURE.

Reporter: AFTER A YEAR

OF PRAYING FOR A MIRACLE,

AMANDA GOT AN ANSWER WHILE

WATCHING "THE 700 CLUB."

GORDON WAS TALKING ABOUT

HEALING, AND HE WAS TALKING

ABOUT SUPER NATURAL HEALING

AND TELLING STORIES OF THESE

MIRACULOUS THINGS THAT GOD

HAD DONE FOR PEOPLE.

AND ALL OF A SUDDEN I HEARD

GORDON SAY AMANDA --

Gordon: THERE IS A LADY

NAMED AMANDA, AND YOU'RE

LAYING YOUR HANDS ON YOUR

ABDOMEN, AND YOU'RE ASKING

GOD HEAL MY OVARIES AND GIVE

ME A BABY.

AND GOD'S HEARD YOUR

PRAYER.

HE IS RESPONDING.

AND YOU'RE HEALED NOW.

AND HE IS GOING TO GIVE YOU

YOUR HEART'S DESIRE.

HE IS GOING TO GIVE YOU THAT

BABY.

JUST BELIEVE IN HIM NOW.

BELIEVE HIM.

I WAS JUST SOBBING.

I WAS JUST IN THIS MOMENT

OF, I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS IS

HAPPENING.

I KNEW HE WAS TALKING TO

ME.

I CHILLS ALL OVER MY BODY

WERE.

.

THIS RUSH, THIS FEELING,

THAT I NEVER FELT BEFORE.

I KNEW IT WAS HIM.

IT WAS THE HOLY SPIRIT

HEALING ME IN THAT MOMENT.

Reporter: JUST THREE

WEEKS LATER, AMANDA WAS

PREGNANT.

10 MONTHS LATER SHE GAVE

BIRTH TO A BABY GIRL NAMED

REAGAN.

AND TODAY REAGAN IS A BIG

SISTER TO ADELINE.

SCIENCE CAN'T EXPLAIN IT,

THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY CAN'T

EXPLAIN IT, I CAN'T EXPLAIN

IT.

IT WAS A GOD MOMENT.

HE COMPLETELY HEALED ME AND

I HAVE TWO CHILDREN TO THANK

HIM FOR.

NOW I UNDERSTAND MORE ABOUT

HOW THE LORD LOVES US.

YOU KNOW, HE KNOWS EVERY

SINGLE THING THAT WE'RE

THINKING AND THAT WE'RE

GOING THROUGH.

IT IS JUST CRAZY.

IT IS JUST CRAZY THAT THIS

LOVE THAT HE HAS IS

LIFE-CHANGING.

IT IS 100% LIFE-CHANGING.

Gordon: AND HE WANTS TO

CHANGE YOUR LIFE.

IN AN ACT OF FAITH, LAY YOUR

HAND, RIGHT NOW, ON THAT

AREA OF THE BODY THAT NEEDS

HEALING, AND WE'RE GOING TO

PRAY.

LORD, WE ASK FOR MIRACLES,

AND AS PEOPLE ARE LAYING

HANDS ON THEIR BODIES, WE

COME INTO AGREEMENT WITH

THEM NOW IN JESUS' NAME.

AND WE SAY BE HEALED AND BE

MADE WHOLE.

CRISTINA, YOU'RE SAYING,

PLEASE SAY MY NAME, AND SO

I'M SAYING YOUR NAME JUST

FOR YOU.

YOU'RE HEALED NOW IN JESUS'

NAME.

IN JESUS' NAME RECEIVE IT,

AND JUST REJOICE AND LET US

KNOW YOUR MIRACLE.

THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE

FOR THIS PROGRAM.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM PSALMS: "LORD,

HELP, HE CRIED IN TROUBLE,

AND HE CALMED THE STORM TO A

WHISPER AND SPILLED THE

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