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700 Club Interactive - God’s In Charge - August 3, 2015

A 16-year-old is critically injured in a car crash. Doctors didn’t expect him to survive, but he still made a miraculous recovery. Read Transcript


Gordon: A COUPLE

STOPS TO HELP THE VICTIM

OF A HORRIFIC CAR

ACCIDENT.

HIS FACE WAS DOUBLE THE

SIZE OF A NORMAL FACE, IT

WAS SO SWOLLEN UP.

Gordon: AND THEY

REALIZE THEY KNOW HIM.

MY WHOLE WORLD WAS

SHATTERED AT THAT MOMENT.

THAT BOY LAYING IN THE

FIELD WAS MY SON.

THE WAY HE LOOKED,

THERE WASN'T MUCH HOPE.

Gordon: SEE WHAT

HAPPENS WHEN GOD TAKES

CONTROL, ON TODAY'S "700

CLUB INTERACTIVE."

WELL, WELCOME TO THE SHOW.

HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU

PASSED BY A CAR WRECK ON

THE ROAD, LIKE MOST OF US,

RUBBER-NECKING THE SEE

WHAT HAPPENED?

ON THE MORNING OF APRIL 6,

2007, KENNY AND LANA WERE

THE FIRST TO ARRIVE AT THE

SCENE OF A HORRIFIC

ACCIDENT, BUT THEY DID

MORE THAN JUST STARE.

THEY STOPPED TO HELP.

> Terry: KENNY AND LANA

HAD NO CLUE THAT THEIR

16-YEAR-OLD SON, BEN, WAS

INSIDE THAT VERY CAR AND

FIGHTING FOR HIS LIFE.

Reporter: KENNY AND

LANA CAN'T NUMBER THE

TIMES THEY TRAVELLED THIS

ROAD NEAR THEIR FARM IN

NORTH DAKOTA, BUT THE

MORNING OF APRIL 6, 2007,

GOOD FRIDAY, IS ONE THAT

IS ETCHED IN THEIR MEMORY.

AS WE GOT TO THIS

POINT, WE COULD SEE A CAR

OUT IN THE FIELD.

AND I TURNED TO LANA, AND

I SAID, WHAT IN THE WORLD

IS GOING ON HERE?

Reporter: THEY WENT

TO THE SCENE, WHERE THEY

FOUND AN OVERTURNED CAR

AND A BADLY INJURED YOUNG

MAN COVERED WITH MUD.

NEITHER LOOKED FAMILIAR.

HIS FACE WAS DOUBLE THE

SIZE OF A NORMAL FACE, IT

WAS SO SWOLLEN UP.

HE COULDN'T OPEN HIS EYES

BECAUSE THEY WERE SO FULL

OF MUD.

WE DIDN'T KNOW WHO HE

WAS.

WE REFERRED TO HIM AS SIR.

TAKE IT EASY, WE'RE GOING

TO GET YOU HELP.

I WENT BACK TO THE VEHICLE

TO CALL 9-1-1.

Reporter: IT DIDN'T

TAKE LONG FOR THEM TO

LEARN WHO THE PERSON WAS.

KENNY YELLED FROM THE

WINDOW OF THE VEHICLE, GO

GET THAT ARTICLE OF

CLOTHING THAT WAS LAYING

IN THE FIELD.

WHEN I INITIALLY TOUCHED

THE COAT, I KNEW THEN THAT

THAT BOY LAYING AND THE

FIELD WAS MY SON.

MY WHOLE WORLD WAS

SHATTERED AT THAT MOMENT.

Reporter: THEIR

16-YEAR-OLD SON, BEN, LEFT

JUST MINUTES BEFORE THEY

DID.

THE ROAD WAS ICY, AND HE

LOST CONTROL.

THE CAR FLIPPED, HE

JECTING HIM INTO THE

FIELD.

STILL IN SHOCK, THEY

WHISPERED A SHORT PRAYER.

PLEASE, LORD, HELP HIM.

I REALLY DIDN'T EXPECT

THAT HE WAS GOING TO PULL

THROUGH WITH THE WAY HE

LOOKED.

THERE WASN'T MUCH HOPE.

Reporter: AT THE

HOSPITAL, BEN WAS RUSHED

INTO THE OPERATING ROOM

FOR MULTIPLE INJURIES,

INCLUDING DAMAGE TO HIS

INTESTINES, LIVER, AND

PANCREAS.

AND AN ARTERY IN HIS RIGHT

LEG WAS CRUSHED AND HE WAS

BLEEDING IN AN ARTERY IN

BRAIN.

THE VASCULAR SURGEON SAID

HIS PRIMARY CONCERN WAS

GETTING BEN TO BREATHE.

SITUATIONS TYPICALLY

WHERE YOU START OUT WITH

BAD LUNG INJURIES, THINGS

USUALLY PROGRESSIVELY

WORSEN OVER THE NEXT 24 TO

48 HOURS BEFORE THEY START

TO GET BETTER.

Reporter: WHILE BEN

LAID IN AN INDUCED COMMA

ON VENTILATOR SUPPORT, HIS

FAMILY AND FRIENDS REFUSED

TO GIVE UP HOPE.

MY BROTHER'S

MOTHER-IN-LAW TOLD THE

WHOLE ROOM, THAT'S ENOUGH.

WE'RE NOT GOING TO TAKE NO

FOR AN ANSWER.

AND SHE LED EVERYBODY IN

PRAYER.

SHE JUST PLEADED WITH GOD,

DO NOT LET BEN GO.

Reporter: BEN

SURVIVED THE NIGHT.

THE PRAYERS CONTINUED, AND

OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS,

HIS HEALTH PROGRESSED.

DOCTORS EXPECTED HIM TO

SPEND AT LEAST TWO WEEKS

IN THE I.C.U., BUT IN JUST

FOUR DAYS, BEN'S INDUCED

COMA WAS LIFTED.

AND HE WAS BREATHING ON

HIS OWN.

OUR SON, ANDREW, WENT

TO TALK TO HIM.

HE SAID, BEN, THE TWINS

JUST PLAYED A BASEBALL

GAME AND THEY LOST.

AND BEN GESTURED TO HIM,

NOT IN A VERY POLITE WAY,

BUT WE KNEW IT WAS BEN.

Reporter: BEN'S

INTERNAL INJURIES BEGAN TO

HEAL, TOO.

DOCTORS EXPECTED HIS

HOSPITAL RECOVERY TO LAST

AT LEAST A COUPLE OF

MONTHS.

BUT HE WAS DISCHARGED

WITHIN TWO AND A HALF

WEEKS.

TO ME, IT WAS A MIRACLE

HE WAS HEALING SO QUICKLY.

AND WE KNEW THAT GOD WAS

DOING THAT PART.

AND THERE WERE SO MANY

PEOPLE PRAYING FOR BEN.

Reporter: FIVE MONTHS

LATER, BEN RETURNED TO

SCHOOL AND PLAYING HIS

PASSION, BASKETBALL.

HE GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL

AND EARNED A COLLEGE

DEGREE.

HIS ABILITY TO SURVIVE

THE LUNG INJURIES THAT HE

SUSTAINED IS NOTHING SHORT

OF A MIRACLE.

I CAN FIX THINGS, BUT GOT

IS THE ONE WHO HEALED

THINGS.

THE HEALING FOR HIM IS WHY

HE SURVIVED.

Reporter: BUT THERE

WAS MORE TO BEN'S HEALING.

HE SAID BEFORE THE

ACCIDENT, HE KNEW ABOUT

GOD, BUT HADN'T

SURRENDERED HIS LIFE TO

HIM.

ONE OF THE BIGGEST

THINGS I'VE LEARNED IN MY

LIFE SINCE THEN IS ABOUT

CHRIST'S LOVE BECAUSE I DO

NOT DESERVE TO LIVE IN

THAT FIELD.

I DID NOTHING IN MY LIFE

TO DESERVE A SECOND

CHANCE.

BUT HE WAS SO GRACIOUS AND

SO LOVING.

MY PRAYERS WERE

ANSWERED, AND BEYOND WHAT

I PRAYED FOR.

FROM THIS, I JUST

LEARNED THAT GOD IS IN

CHARGE.

Reporter: TODAY BEN

FINDS HIS PURPOSE IN

TELLING OTHERS HIS STORY

OF HEALING AND REDEMPTION.

HE SAVED ME.

HE SAVED ME ON THE CROSS.

HE SAVED ME ONCE IN THE

FIELD, ONCE ON THE

OPERATING TABLE.

HE IS MY LIFELINE EVERY

SINGLE DAY.

Gordon: AND HE'LL DO

THE SAME FOR YOU.

REALIZE THAT RIGHT NOW

WE'RE LIVING IN A PERIOD

OF TIME WHERE THE BIBLE

TALKS THAT OUR EYES OF OUR

UNDERSTANDING HAVE BEEN

DARKENED.

THIS IS THE PROPHECY THAT

ISAIAH WAS GIVING YOU.

ISAIAH 6: 10, WHERE THE

MESSAGE ISAIAH HAS GIVEN,

A FAMOUS PASSAGE, WHO WILL

WE END.

AND ISAIAH RESPONDS: HERE

AM I, SEND ME.

BUT THE MESSAGE HE IS

GIVEN IS THEIR EYES WOULD

BE DARKENED, THEIR EARS

WOULD BE HARD OF HEARING.

THEY WOULD SEE AND NOT

UNDERSTAND.

THEY WOULD HEAR AND NOT

HEAR.

THEIR HEARTS WOULD BE

HARDENED.

THERE ARE TWO TIMES IN THE

NEW TESTAMENT WHERE THAT

VERSE IS REPEATED.

ONCE IN MATTHEW 13, AND

ONCE IN THE GOSPEL OF

JOHN.

LET'S JUST LOOK AT THE ONE

FROM MATTHEW, CHAPTER 13,

WHERE THE DISCIPLES COME

TO JESUS AND ASK HIM, WHY

DO YOU SPEAK IN PARABLES?

AND HE TELLS THEM, I'M

DOING THIS SO THAT THE

PROPHECY OF ISAIAH WILL BE

FULFILLED, THAT THEY WOULD

SEE AND NOT SEE.

THAT THEY WOULD HEAR AND

NOT HEAR.

BECAUSE THE EYES OF THEIR

UNDERSTANDING HAVE BEEN

DARKENED.

THAT THERE IS A HARDNESS,

A SEPARATION, THAT HAS

COME TO US.

AND OUR VERY PERCEPTION OF

WHO GOD IS, THAT WHAT HE

IS ABLE TO DO, IS CLOUDED.

AND THEN JESUS ADDS TO IT

IN MATTHEW 13: "LEST THEY

SHOULD SEE WITH THEIR EYES

AND HEAR WITH THEIR EARS

AND UNDERSTAND WITH THEIR

HEARTS AND TURN SO THAT I

WOULD HEAL THEM."

THAT UNDERSTANDING, THAT

SEEING, THAT HEARING, HOW

CRITICAL IT IS TO THE

WONDERFUL MIRACLE THAT WE

CALL REBIRTH,

REGENERATION, WHERE THE

EYES OF YOUR UNDERSTANDING

ARE OPENED THEY'RARE OPENED.

THEY ARE ENLIGHTENED.

THIS IS WHAT JESUS IS

TALKING ABOUT WHEN HE

SAYS, YOU CAN'T SEE THE

KINGDOM OF GOD UNLESS YOUR

BORN AGAIN.

THE GREEK IS WONDERFUL, SU

JENERUS -- YOU'RE

REGENERATED FROM YOUR VERY

BEGINNING, THAT YOUR VERY

ESSENCE OF WHO YOU ARE IS

CHANGED.

WHAT HAPPENED TO BEN IS AN

ABSOLUTE MIRACLE.

THE DOCTORS SAY IT IS A

MIRACLE.

BEN SAYS IT IS A MIRACLE.

HIS WHOLE FAMILY SAYS IT

IS A MIRACLE.

YOU SEE HIM.

YOU SEE HIS HEAD TWICE ITS

NORMAL SIZE, AND YOU SAY,

HOW CAN YOU EVER WALK

AGAIN?

HOW CAN YOU EVER DO THE

THINGS YOU'RE DOING?

AND IT'S A MIRACLE.

WHY?

BECAUSE THE GIFT THAT WAS

GIVEN TO HIM, THE GIFT OF

SALVATION, THE GIFT OF

REGENERATION -- DID HE

EARN IT?

NO.

IT IS AN ABSOLUTE GIFT.

AND BY HIS STRIPES WE ARE

HEALED.

THAT WHEN YOU SEE THAT,

AND UNDERSTAND WITH YOUR

HEART, THAT IT'S ALREADY

DONE, IT'S ALREADY

ACCOMPLISHED, THAT GOD

LOVES YOU INFINITELY.

NOT FOR ANYTHING THAT

YOU'VE DONE, BUT FOR WHO

YOU ARE, THAT YOU ARE HIS

CHILD.

HE LOVES YOU INFINITELY.

AND THAT UNDERSTANDING

THAT COMES WITH THAT, IT

IS LITERALLY LIKE THE EYE

OF YOUR SOUL IS FINALLY

OPENED, WHERE YOU CAN SEE.

NOW, FOR US WHO ARE BORN

AGAIN, HOW DO YOU KEEP

YOUR VISION TRACKED INTO

THAT?

PARTICULARLY WHEN BEN'S IN

THE HOSPITAL, WHEN THINGS

ARE LOOKING REALLY BAD.

HOW DO YOU KEEP YOUR FOCUS

NOT ON THE BAD, BUT ON

WHAT JESUS CAN DO?

SO IN THOSE TIMES, DON'T

LET YOUR HEART BE

HARDENED.

DON'T SEE AND NOT SEE.

DON'T HEAR AND NOT HEAR.

REALIZE THAT THE SAME

JESUS WHO SAVED YOU, THE

SAME JESUS THAT CAME, THAT

ROSE AGAIN, THAT IS SEATED

AT THE RIGHT HAND OF THE

FATHER, HE IS THE SAME

YESTERDAY, TODAY, AND

FOREVER.

REALIZE THAT.

LOOK ON THAT.

AND WHEN YOU DO, AND WHEN

YOU TURN FROM THE PROBLEM

TO THE ANSWER AND FOCUS

YOUR ATTENTION ON THE

ANSWER, THAT'S WHEN

MIRACLES HAPPEN.

AND THAT WONDERFUL PRAYER,

NO, THIS STOPS.

THIS ISN'T GOD'S WILL.

NO.

WE ARE GOING TO TAKE

AUTHORITY OVER THIS.

HE SHALL NOT DIE, BUT LIVE

AND DECLARE THE GLORY OF

THE LORD.

THAT IS KIND OF THE FAITH

IS THE BREAK-THROUGH

FAITH, THE TURNING FAITH,

THAT JUST OPENS THE

PATHWAY TO MIRACLES.

NOW, WE'RE GOING TO BE

PRAYING FOR YOU LATER IN

THE SHOW, BUT KEEP THIS IN

MIND: WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING

AT?

ARE YOU LOOKING AT THE

PROBLEM?

ARE YOU HEARING THE

PROBLEM?

IS YOUR HEART

UNDERSTANDING THE PROBLEM?

OR ARE YOU LOOKING AT THE

SOLUTION?

ARE YOU HEARING THE

ANSWER?

ARE YOU HEARING THAT

STILL, SMALL VOICE?

ARE YOU UNDERSTANDING THAT

HIS WILL NEEDS TO BE DONE

HERE ON EARTH AS IT IS IN

HEAVEN?

THAT IS THE KEY TO

MIRACLES, AND WE GET THE

AMAZING ABILITY TO TURN

THAT KEY BY JUST TURNING

OUR ATTENTION TO HIM.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, WHEN

SHANE AND HIS WIFE, KERRY,

HEARD THEIR DAUGHTER,

EMMA, HAD LEUKEMIA, THEY

DIDN'T N KNOW WHAT TO DO.

THEY FELT POWERLESS TO

HELP HER, UNTIL SHANE

HEARD A VOICE THAT GAVE

HIM HOPE.

WE HEARD EMMA CRY OUT

IN THE MIDDLE OF THE

NIGHT.

IT WAS THAT PIERCING,

SOMETHING IS HORRIBLY

WRONG KIND OF SCREAM.

SHE WAS GLASSY-EYED.

SHE WOULDN'T MOVE AND

SCREAMING HER BACK HURTS.

AND SHE WAS VOMITING SHE

WAS IN SO MUCH PAIN.

AND WE WERE ABLE TO MOVE

HER ENOUGH TO GET HER IN

THE CAR AND TAKE HER TO

THE DOCTOR.

AND THE DOCTOR, WHO WAS A

RELATIVELY OLD MAN, CAME

AND LOOKED AT THE X-RAYS

AND TOOK OFF RUNNING DOWN

THE HALL.

AND THAT'S WHEN WE KNEW

SOMETHING WAS WRONG.

AND HE CAME BACK AFTER

CONFERRING WITH HIS

COLLEAGUES, AND HE SAID, I

WANT TO SHOW YOU

SOMETHING.

AND IT LOOKED LIKE ALL OF

HER VERTEBRAE HAD BEEN

SQUISHED, LIKE

MARSHMELLOWS.

AND THEY WERE ALL

SHATTERED.

HE SAID, I'M SENDING YOU

OVER TO THE E.R. AND A

HEMATOLOGIST IS GOING TO

MEET YOU THERE.

HE SAID, WE THINK YOUR

DAUGHTER MIGHT HAVE

LEUKEMIA.

AND SHANE IMMEDIATELY

REACTED, OBVIOUSLY

EMOTIONALLY AND UPSET.

AND I WAS IN DENIAL.

I DIDN'T WANT TO BELIEVE

IT.

ONCE WE MET THE

ONCOLOGIST, I THINK IT WAS

STARTING TO SETTLE IN WITH

ME.

AND WITHIN 30 MINUTES,

SHE WAS IN SURGERY,

GETTING BONE MARROW

BIOPSIES, AND THINGS LIKE

THAT.

WITHIN FOUR HOURS, SHE WAS

ADMITTED TO THE HOSPITAL

AND THEY WERE STARTING HER

ON CHEMOTHERAPY.

THEIR GOAL WAS TO WIPE

OUT THE CANCER IN THE

FIRST SEVERAL DAYS.

I CAN'T REMEMBER.

IT WAS CRAZY.

THEY WIPED HER COMPLETELY

OUT.

THEY BASICALLY PUMP HER

FULL OF POISON.

WHAT WE REALIZE IS THE

TRICK TO CHEMO IS TO KILL

THE CANCER WITHOUT KILLING

THE PATIENT.

WE HAVE THIS LITTLE GIRL,

AND SHE'S SO

TENDER-HEARTED, SHE'S SO

GENTLE AND COMPASSIONATE,

AND THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN

SHE IS LAYING IN A

HOSPITAL BED FULL OF TUBES

AND WHATNOT, AND YOU FEEL

COMPLETELY HELPLESS.

AND I'M SUPPOSED TO BE HER

DAD.

HUMANLY SPEAKING, I'M THE

ONE WHO IS SUPPOSED TO

PROTECT HER AND GIVE HER

STRENGTH, AND I CAN'T.

IT'S PROBABLY 2:00 OR 3:00

IN THE MORNING, AND MY

WIFE IS SLEEPING ON THE

COT.

AND MY DAUGHTER IS

SLEEPING IN HER BED.

AND I'M LAYING IN A FOLD

FOLD-OUT BED, AND I CAN'T

SLEEP, AND I REMEMBER JUST

SOBBING WITH MY FACE IN

THE PILLOW.

SAYING, GOD, WHERE ARE

YOU?

I FELT VERY, VERY ALONE.

AND IT IS ALMOST LIKE HE

SAID -- HE KIND OF

RECALLED IN MY MIND THE

60, 70, 80 THAT HAD BEEN

THROUGH MY HOSPITAL ROOM

THAT DAY.

HE SAID, SHANE, I'M STILL

HERE.

BUT SOMETIMES MY FACE

LOOKS MORE LIKE A MOSAIC

OF 70 FACES.

BUT I'M HERE WITH YOU.

MY PRESENCE IS HERE.

MY PRESENCE IS IN MY

PEOPLE.

I HAVEN'T LEFT YOU OR

ABANDONED YOU.

ALL ALONG THE WAY OUR

DOCTOR WAS GREAT AT JUST

BOLSTERING US AND

ENCOURAGING US, BUT,

OBVIOUSLY, THE REALITY

THAT SHE MIGHT NOT MAKE IT

WAS WITH US EVERY MOMENT

OF EVERY DAY.

WE WERE ON THESE CYCLES

WHERE HER IMMUNE SYSTEM

WAS WEAK, AND SHE WOULD

GET VERY, VERY SICK.

AND WE WOULD BE IN THE

HOSPITAL, AND THEY'RE

PUMPING HER FULL OF

ANTIBIOTICS TO TRY TO KEEP

THE INFECTION FROM

SPREADING.

IT WAS THAT WAY FOR ABOUT

TWO YEARS.

IT MADE ME REALIZE THAT

THE SENSE OF CONTROL THAT

I HAD OVER MY CHILDREN AND

THEIR WELL-BEING WAS AN

ILLUSION.

YOU CAN'T REALLY PROTECT

YOUR KIDS.

YOU CAN'T CONTROL WHAT

HAPPENS TO THEM.

AND IT DROVE BACK TO A

REAL TRUST THAT GOD IS

THEIR FATHER, TOO.

AND HE LOVES THEM AS MUCH,

OR MORE THAN, I DO.

AND HE IS GOING TO HAVE TO

PROTECT THEM WHEN I CAN'T.

I DEFINITELY QUESTIONED

WHY, BUT I FELT HE WAS

WITH US.

AND IN A WAY THAT I'D

NEVER FELT BEFORE.

ABOUT THE FIRST MONTH

OR SO, HER CANCER LEVELS

WERE WAY, WAY, WAY DOWN.

AND THEN THEY KEEP

BOMBARDING HER OVER TWO

YEARS JUST TO MAKE SURE.

SO AFTER FIVE YEARS, THEY

SAID, SHE HAS NO MORE

CHANCE OF HAVING CANCER

THAN ANYONE ELSE AT THIS

POINT.

SO RIGHT NOW SHE IS AS

HEALTHY AS ANY OTHER

NORMAL 16-YEAR-OLD

TEENAGER.

IF THERE IS SUCH THING AS

A NORMAL 16-YEAR-OLD

TEENAGER.

ONE OF THE THINGS WE

LEARNED IS THERE IS NO WAY

GOOD WAY TO GO THROUGH

THIS.

GOD NEVER INTENDED FOR

PARENTS TO ENDURE THEIR

CHILDREN HAVING CANCER.

IT'S NOT THE WAY THE WORLD

IS SUPPOSED TO WORK.

I REMEMBER A VERY CLEAR

SENSE OF GOD SAYING, THIS

IS WHY JESUS HAD TO COME.

HE CAME BECAUSE THE WORLD

IS BROKEN.

SIN HAS RUINED EVERYTHING.

HE CAME BECAUSE LITTLE

GIRLS ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO

GET CANCER.

JESUS CAME TO PUT THE

WORLD TO RIGHT.

THIS IS WHAT THE LIFE,

DEATH, AND RESURRECTION OF

CHRIST IS ABOUT.

Terry: THE WORLD IS

BROKEN, AND THOUGH IT MAY

OFTEN TAKE YOU AND I BY

SURPRISE, IT DOESN'T TAKE

GOD BY SURPRISE.

HE IS IN YOUR TOMORROW

ALREADY.

AND LEARNING TO TRUST HIM

WITH TODAY AND LET GO OF

YOUR FEAR FOR TOMORROW IS

WHAT THE JOURNEY IS ABOUT,

REALLY.

Gordon: UNDERSTANDING

THAT HIS WILL IS NOT BEING

DONE ON EARTH.

THAT'S ONE OF THE KEYS.

WHY WOULD ASK US TO PRAY

THAT IF GOD'S WILL WERE

ALWAYS BEEN DONE.

IT'S NOT BEING DONE.

THE WORLD IS BROKEN BY

WHAT HAPPENED IN THE

GARDEN OF EDEN.

AND WE NEED TO BE ABLE TO

COMMAND HIS WILL TO BE

DONE ON EARTH AS IT IS IN

HEAVEN.

THAT'S THE REASON FOR

PRAYER.

> AND COMING UP, WE'RE

GOING TO BE PRAYING FOR

YOU AND YOUR NEEDS.

BUT, FIRST, A LITTLE GIRL

IS BORN WITH A HOLE IN HER

HEART AND WILL DIE WITHOUT

SURGERY.

HEAR HOW SHE GOT SURGERY

TO FIX IT FREE OF CHARGE,

RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Terry: 3-YEAR-OLD

YANAN WAS BORN WITH A

SERIOUS HEART DEFECT.

HER FATHER WOULD HAVE HAD

TO WORK FOR 10 YEARS TO

PAY FOR THE OPERATION SHE

NEEDED, BUT HIS DAUGHTER

DIDN'T HAVE THAT LONG TO

LIVE.

Reporter: WHEN YANAN

WAS 3 YEARS OLD, DOCTORS

TOLD HER PARENTS SHE

WOULDN'T LIVE PAST HER

EIGHTH BIRTHDAY UNLESS SHE

HAD SURGERY.

SHE WAS BORN WITH A HOLE

IN HER HEART.

SHE WAS VERY SKINNY AND

ALWAYS COLD.

WHENEVER SHE TRIED TO RUN

AND JUMP, HER FACE WOULD

TURN GREY AND SHE WOULD

CRY FROM THE PAIN.

I COULD HARDLY STAND TO

WATCH.

IF I COULD HAVE GIVEN HER

MY HEART, I WOULD HAVE.

Terry: SO MR. CHU SET

OUT TO RAISE THE MONEY HIS

DAUGHTER NEEDED FOR

SURGERY.

HE WORKED VERY HARD AT HIS

CONSTRUCTION JOB, AND WAS

GONE FROM 6 a.m. TO

6 p.m., OR EVEN LATER,

SEVEN DAYS A WEEK.

I DID THE MATH, AND I

FIGURED OUT THAT IT WOULD

TAKE 10 YEARS OF MY INCOME

TO PAY FOR HEART SURGERY

FOR YANAN, BUT I DIDN'T

KNOW IF SHE COULD WAIT

THAT LONG.

Terry: THE CHUs HAD

TRIED TO GET HELP FOR

THEIR DAUGHTER FROM LOCAL

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES, BUT

AFTER THOSE ATTEMPTS

FAILED, THEY TURNED TO

CBN.

I CONTACTED CBN, AND

RIGHT AWAY THEY TOLD US

THEY WOULD HELP WITH HER

SURGERY.

AT THAT MOMENT I KNEW THAT

MY DAUGHTER WITH LIVE.

I WAS SO HAPPY.

EVEN MY NEIGHBORS NOTICED.

THEY ASKED ME WHY I WAS

SMILING SO MUCH.

I TOLD THEM IT WAS BECAUSE

OF THE GOOD-HEARTED PEOPLE

AT CBN.

Terry: IT WASN'T LONG

BEFORE WE A ARRANGED THE

SURGERY SHE NEEDED.

A SURGEON REPAIRED THE

HOLE IN HER HEART, AND

SOON YANAN WAS BETTER THAN

THAN SHE HAD EVER BEEN IN

HER WHOLE LIFE.

THIS HEART SURGERY HAS

TOTALLY CHANGED YANAN.

THANK YOU, CBN, FOR SAVING

MEYEMY DAUGHTER'S LIFE.

I DON'T FEEL ANY PAIN

IN MY HEART.

AND I CAN PLAY WITH MY

FRIENDS.

Terry: YOU CAN

VISIBLY SEE THE INCREDIBLE

CHANGE IN HER ACTIVITY,

HER PERSONALITY, HER JOY.

SO FOR LOR FORLORN IN THE

BEGINNING, YOU KNOW WHEN

YOU CAN'T RUN AND PLAY

WITH OTHER CHILDREN, AND

IT'S DIFFICULT TO KEEP

YOUR BREATH, IT IS

DIFFICULT TO HAVE A GOOD

LIFE.

BUT THIS LITTLE GIRL HAS A

FUTURE NOW AND IT IS

BECAUSE OF THE GENEROSITY

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Gordon: STILL TO

COME, A WOMAN DIAGNOSED

WITH LIVER DISEASE GETS AN

UNUSUAL PHONE CALL FROM

HER DOCTOR.

SHE SAID, I DON'T KNOW

WHAT HAPPENED, BUT YOU

DON'T HAVE IT ANYMORE.

Gordon: FIND OUT

EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED,

WHEN WE COME BACK.

Gordon: 15 YEARS CAN

BE A LONG TIME, AND IT CAN

SEEM EVEN LONGER WHEN

THOSE YEARS ARE SPENT

FEELING LIKE YOU'RE BUYING

JABBED LIKE A PIN CUSHION.

THAT'S HOW PATTY SMITH

FELT UNTIL ONE DAY WHEN

SHE TURNED ON THE TV.

Reporter: FOR 15

YEARS, PATTY SMITH

SUFFERED THE ANGUISH

CAUSED BY HEPATITIS "C."

IN 2013, HER PAIN REACHED

A WHOLE NEW LEVEL.

I'D LABO BEEN HAVING PAINS

IN MY LIVER THAT WOULD

TAKE MY BREATH AWAY.

IT WAS LIKE A NEEDLE GOING

THROUGH ME.

AND I WAS CONCERNED ABOUT

IT BECAUSE THAT HADN'T

HAPPENED BEFORE.

Reporter: PATTY HAD

TO HAVE A BLOOD TEST DONE.

DURING THAT TIME, PATTY

OFTEN WATCHED "THE 700

CLUB."

ONE PARTICULAR DAY, GORDON

CAUGHT HER ATTENTION.

IT WAS THE SEGMENT OF

THE PROGRAM WHERE HE

INVITES PEOPLE TO PRAY.

Gordon: IF YOU HAVE A

NEED FOR PHYSICAL HEALING,

I ASK YOU TO LAY A HAND ON

THAT AREA OF THE BODY.

THE BODY SAYS LAY HANDS ON

THE SICK, AND YOU'LL SEE

THEM RECOVER.

SO I ASK YOU TO DO THAT.

I KIND OF LOOKED AROUND

TO MAKE SURE NOBODY WAS IN

THE ROOM WITH ME.

I PUT MY HAND RIGHT HERE,

ON MY LIVER.

Gordon: GOD CARES FOR

YOU.

HE WANTS TO PROVIDE ALL OF

YOUR NEED ACCORDING TO HIS

RICHES AND GLORY.

SO LET'S PRAY.

I PRAYED WITH GORDON.

I DON'T RECALL HAVING ANY

PAINS AFTER THAT.

TWO WEEKS LATER, MY DOCTOR

CALLS ME HERSELF, WHICH

WAS UNUSUAL IN ITSELF

BECAUSE SHE USUALLY HAS

HER NURSE CALL ME.

SHE SAID, WELL, I GOT THE

RESULTS BACK FROM THE

BLOOD TEST, FROM THE LIVER

CLINIC, AND THEY'RE VERY

INTERESTING.

AND I SAID, YEAH?

AND SHE SAID, YEAH.

WHO TOLD YOU YOU HAD

HEPATITIS "C"?

WELL, FOR THE LAST 15

YEARS, EVERY DOCTOR, EVERY

CLINIC, AND THEY ALL CAME

BACK AND SAID, YOU KNOW

YOU HAVE HEPATITIS "C,"

DON'T YOU?

I SAID, I'VE GOT

DOCUMENTATION.

AND SHE SAID, WELL, I

DON'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED,

BUT YOU DON'T HAVE IT

ANYMORE.

AND I SAID, CAN I HAVE

THAT IN WRITING?

AND SHE SAID YES.

SO I HAVE IT, NONE

DETECTED.

Reporter: PATTY AND

HER HUSBAND, RANDOLPH, NOW

LEAD VERY ACTIVE LIVES

TOGETHER.

I AM FREE OF HEPATITIS

"C."

I HAVE NOT HAD A PAIN IN

MY LIVER.

I'M ABLE TO DO EVERYTHING.

WE GO SWIMMING THREE TIMES

A WEEK.

WE WORK OUT.

IT'S -- LIFE IS GETTING

BETTER ALL OF THE TIME.

AND IT'S JUST A TOTAL

FREEDOM.

Reporter: LOOKING

BACK, PATTY SAYS SHE

LEARNED SOMETHING NEW

ABOUT GOD.

HE KNOWS WHO YOU ARE.

HE KNEW WHO I WAS.

AND THAT, ALONE, WAS SO

SURPRISING AND HUMBLING.

BECAUSE I REALIZE HE HAD

JUST BEEN WAITING FOR ME

TO ACKNOWLEDGE HIM, AND TO

TURN IT OVER TO HIM.

I DIDN'T HAVE TO TALK HIM

INTO IT.

I ASKED ONE TIME.

AND THERE IT IS.

AND HE IS WAITING FOR

THAT.

Gordon: THAT STORY IS

EXACTLY WHAT JESUS SAYS IN

MATTHEW 13, THAT YOU SEE

WITH YOUR EYES, YOU HEAR,

YOU TURN, AND HE HEALS

YOU.

YOU FIND OUT HE IS WAITING

FOR YOU.

WELL, WE WANT TO PRAY FOR

YOU AND YOUR NEEDS, SO

LET'S GO OVER TO JESSICA

AND SEE WHAT IS HAPPENING

ONLINE.

GORDON, WE HAVE LOTS OF

PRAYER REQUESTS ON OUR

Facebook PAGE.

FIRST ONE COMES FROM BECKY

WHO WRITES, "MY SON IS IN

THE HOSPITAL RIGHT NOW AS

I TYPE THIS.

THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT IS

WRONG WITH HIM.

HE HAS HAD SEVERE STOMACH

PAINS FOR DAYS, AND IT

GETS WORSE AND WORSE.

PLEASE PRAY THAT THE

DOCTORS CAN FIGURE OUT

WHAT'S WRONG WITH HIM."

CORRINE SAYS, "MY FAMILY

NEEDS PRAYER.

MY DAUGHTER, NICOLE, IS

DEPRESSED AND IS

STRUGGLING WITH MENTAL

ILLNESS.

SHE JUST TRIED TO KILL

HERSELF.

I AM BEGGING GOD FOR HER

HEALING AND HAPPINESS."

AND FINALLY WE HAVE TINA

WHO WRITES IN, "PLEASE

PRAY FOR ME.

I JUST FOUND OUT I HAVE

CERVICAL CANCER.

I WANT GOD TO HEAL ME FROM

TOP TO BOTTOM, INSIDE AND

OUT."

WE ARE GOING TO PRAY FOR

YOU.

AND IF YOU, OR SOMEBODY

YOU KNOW, NEEDS PRAYER,

JOIN WITH US AND WE'RE

GOING TO BELIEVE IN FAITH

FOR A BREAKTHROUGH TODAY.

HEAVENLY FATHER, WE JUST

THANK YOU SO MUCH THAT YOU

ARE A GOOD DADDY.

AND, LORD, I JUST HEAR

THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE

WHO ARE WATCHING RIGHT

NOW, AND THEY'RE SAYING,

GOD, I HAVE STOOD AND I

HAVE PRAYED AND I HAVE

PRAYED.

AND, LORD, I HAVEN'T SEEN

A CHANGE YET.

I HAVEN'T SEEN THE

BREAKTHROUGH COME, AND

YOUYOU'RE WONDERING WHERE GOD

IS.

I HEAR GOD SAYING TO YOU,

I AM YOUR FATHER.

I AM YOUR LOVING, HEAVENLY

FATHER.

AND EVEN THOUGH IT LOOKS

GRIM AT TIMES, I WANT YOU

TO KNOW THAT I DESIRE YOUR

HEALING AND WHOLENESS EVEN

MORE THAN YOU DO.

SO RIGHT NOW I JUST PRAY

THAT YOU WILL RECEIVE THAT

WORD INTO YOUR HEARTS.

THAT YOU WILL KNOW THAT HE

IS A GOOD FATHER.

JUST LIKE WE HAVE SEEN IN

THESE TESTIMONIES TODAY,

OF THESE FATHERS POURING

OUT THEIR HEARTS OVER

THEIR CHILDREN WHO ARE

SICK.

GOD DOES THE SAME FOR YOU.

SO FOR TINA, FOR NICOLE,

FOR BECKY, WE GIVE YOU

THESE PRAYER NEEDS, LORD,

AND WE THANK YOU FOR THEIR

HEALING IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

Gordon: WE LEAVE YOU

WITH THESE WORDS FROM

PROVERBS 19: "YOU CAN MAKE

MANY PLANS, BUT THE LORD'S

PURPOSE WILL PREVAIL."

THANK YOU FOR PRAYING AND

FOR BEING WITH US.

GOD BLESS YOU.

WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN.

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