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700 Club Interactive: Helping the Homeless – November 3, 2015

An adopted teenager starts a ministry feeding and clothing the homeless in her community. Read Transcript


IT TRAGIC TO SEE HIM

LIVING THAT WAY, WITHOUT A

HOME, WITHOUT ANY WARMTH,

WITHOUT ANY FOOD.

AND IT JUST BROKE MY

HEART.

Gordon: A TEENAGER

AIMS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

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.

Gordon: FIND OUT HOW

THIS ABANDONED BABY GIRL

BECAME AN ANSWER TO PRAYER

ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

Gordon: MORNING, AND

WELCOME TO "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

A STUDY DONE BY THE

NATIONAL CENTER ON

HOMELESSNESS AND POVERTY

STATES THAT 3.5 MILLION

PEOPLE, WITH MORE THAN A

MILLION OF THEM BEING

CHILDREN, ARE LIKELY TO BE

HOMELESS IN A GIVEN YEAR.

Terry: SHOCKING

STATISTICS.

WELL, MARIAH SMITH WAS

ABANDONED AS A BABY.

AS SHE GREW UP, SHE

REALIZED THERE WERE MANY

KIDS AND ADULTS LIVING AND

THE STREETSONTHE STREETS AND SHE KNEW

SHE HAD TO DO SOMETHING.

I HAD GOTTEN THE 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 -- IT WAS

THE NEXT DAY, AND THEY

TOLD ME THAT I COULD GO TO

THE HOSPITAL AND PICK HER

UP.

SHE WAS JUST THE MOST

BEAUTIFUL BABY I HAD EVER

SEEN.

AND I FELT INSTANT LOVE

FOR HER.

AND THEY SAID, WHAT WOULD

YOU NAME HER?

AND I SAID, MARIAH,

BECAUSE IT MEANS A GIFT

FROM GOD.

I HAD MY LOST MY BABIES,

SO I PRAYED FOR A LONG

TIME FOR A CHILD.

AND MARIAH IS, I BELIEVE,

THE ANSWER TO A MILLION

PRAYERS.

I'VE BEEN BLESSED WITH

AN AMAZING FAMILY AND AN

AMAZING MOTHER WHO ADOPTED

ME.

SO THAT'S WHAT KEEPS ME

GOING.

AND WHEN SHE WAS A

LITTLE GIRL AND FRIENDS

WOULD COME OVER TO PLAY,

SHE WOULD ALWAYS WANT TO

BE GIVIN GIVING HER TOYS TO

THEM.

AND I WOULD SAY, YOU CAN'T

GIVE THEM, YOU GOT THAT

FOR CHRISTMAS.

AND SO WE WENT TO A GIFT

STORE AND FILLED THE

BASKET UP SO WHEN SHE HAD

FRIENDS OVER, SHE COULD

GIVE THEM TOYS.

MARIAH WOULD ALWAYS NOTICE

PEOPLE AND SUFFERING AND

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 JUST BROKE MY

HEART.

WHEN WE GOT HOME, SHE

WENT UPSTAIRS AND WENT TO

OUR LINEN CLOSET, AND SHE

HAD A BIG PILE OF BLANKETS

IN HER HAND AND SHE WAS IN

TEARS, AND SHE SAID, I

DON'T EVEN RECOGNIZE

THESE.

AND THAT'S HOW "BLANKETS

FOR THE HOMELESS" WAS

STARTED.

* SUN RISES INTO SUNRISE

*

*

* HIGHS AND LOWS AND

SORROWS HIDING *

WE TYPICALLY BUY ALL OF

THIS, BUT WE'VE BEEN -- WE

STARTED TO GET A LOT OF

DONATIONS.

IT JUST BEEN REALLY

HELPFUL.

IT USUALLY TAKES ABOUT TWO

AND A HALF HOURS TO LOAD

THE CAR WITH ALL OF THE

BLANKETS AND THE FOOD.

I NEVER GET TIRED OF IT.

*

EVERY HOMELESS THAT I

MET HAS BEEN VERY

MEMORABLE, AND 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.

AND GOD BLESS YOU GUYS.

*

DO YOU GUYS NEED A

BLANKET?

YES.

EVERY TIME THEY HAVE

SAID YES, AND THEY'VE BEEN

VERY RECEPTIVE AND VERY

APPRECIATE.

THANK GOD THERE ARE

PEOPLE LIKE YOU, BECAUSE

YOU ALL HAVE BEEN SO GOOD.

IT'S WONDERFUL.

GOD BLESS YOU SO MUCH.

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'S MARIAH WHO IS SETTING

THE EXAMPLE FOR ME.

* LIKE A SPARROW, I WILL

FLY *

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

AND I HOPE IT CHANGES THE

HOMELESS PEOPLE'S EYES.

AND I HOPE IT CHANGES THE

AND I HOPE IT CHANGES THE

KNOWING HER

AND I HOPE IT CHANGES THE

AND I HOPE IT CHANGES THE

CIRCUMSTANCES, I DO THINK

AND I HOPE IT CHANGES THE

AND I HOPE IT CHANGES THE

THAT MAKES HER MORE AWARE.

AND I HOPE IT CHANGES THE

AND I HOPE IT CHANGES THE

IN REALITY, SHE WAS

AND I HOPE IT CHANGES THE

AND I HOPE IT CHANGES THE

HOMELESS IN THE BEGINNING

AND I HOPE IT CHANGES THE

AND I HOPE IT CHANGES THE

OF HER LIFE.

AND I HOPE IT CHANGES THE

AND I HOPE IT CHANGES THE

AND SO SHE FEELS A NEED

AND I HOPE IT CHANGES THE

AND I HOPE IT CHANGES THE

AND A DRIVE TO HELP AS

AND I HOPE IT CHANGES THE

AND I HOPE IT CHANGES THE

MANY PEOPLE AS SHE CAN.

AND I HOPE IT CHANGES THE

AND I HOPE IT CHANGES THE

*

AND I HOPE IT CHANGES THE

Terry: WELL, JOINING

US NOW IS MARIAH SMITH.

AND MARIAH, WE THANK YOU

FOR BEING HERE WITH US.

YOUR MOM, AT THE END OF

THAT STORY, WAS TALKING

ABOUT YOUR VERY BEGINNINGS

OF LIFE, LEFT, ABANDONED

AT A HOSPITAL.

HOW MUCH OF A ROLE DO YOU

THINK THAT'S PLAYED IN

YOUR HEART FOR OTHER

PEOPLE WHO DON'T HAVE A

PLACE TO LIVE?

WELL, I KNOW THAT MY

STORY OF BEING BORN AND

ABANDONED ON CHRISTMAS EVE

21 YEARS AGO WAS ALL A

PART OF GOD'S PLAN.

AND IT TOUCHES THE HEARTS

OF THE PEOPLE WHO HEAR IT.

AND THEY WANT TO HELP ME.

AND WANTING TO HELP ME, IT

HAS GIVEN ME THE

INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY TO

HELP CHANGE THEIR

PERCEPTION OF THOU THEY THEY VIEW

THE HOMELESS.

IT HAS GIVEN ME THE

ABILITY TO INSPIRE THEM TO

SEE THE HOMELESS THROUGH

MY EYES.

Terry: AND I THINK TO

RESTORE DIGNITY TO PEOPLE

WHO ARE REALLY STRUGGLING

IS A GREAT DEAL OF WHAT

YOU PASS OUT WITH BLANKETS

AND PAPER BAGS WITH

SANDWICHES IN THEM.

THIS ALL STARTED FOR YOU,

WHAT, FOUR YEARS AGO?

YES.

FOUR YEARS AGO, WHEN I WAS

17.

Terry: YOU KNOW, MOST

TEENAGERS AT 17 ARE PRETTY

SELF-CONSUMED.

TELL ME WHAT YOU FEEL WHEN

YOU SEE THESE PEOPLE THAT

ARE STRUGGLING AND ALONE

ON THE STREET?

IT IS ABSOLUTELY

DEVASTATING TO SEE THEIR

CIRCUMSTANCES, TO SEE THE

SITUATIONS AND THE TRAGIC

REALITY OF WHAT EACH AND

EVERY ONE OF THEM ARE

GOING THROUGH ON A DAILY

BASIS.

Terry: IT STARTED

WITH BLANKETS AS THE STORY

WAS JUST SHARED WITH US,

AND NOW YOU'RE GIVING AWAY

MUCH MORE.

ABSOLUTELY.

NOT ONLY DO WE DISTRIBUTE

BLANKETS AND LUNCHES, WE

DISTRIBUTE SO MANY OTHER

ITEMS LIKE GLOVES,

BACKPACKS, TOILETRIES,

WALKING SHOES.

BASICALLY ANYTHING THEY

NEED, WE TRY TO FIND A WAY

TO GET IT FOR THEM.

THE NEED IS ALWAYS THERE,

AND THE NEED IS ALWAYS

GREAT.

BUT IT CHANGES AS THE

WEATHER DOES.

Terry: HOW OFTEN

WEEKLY DO YOU GO OUT?

WE GO OUT EVERY DAY.

Terry: AND STUDYING

SCHOOL?

ABSOLUTELY.

I'M A FULL-TIME STUDENT AT

REGENT, AND IT IS

DEFINITELY A BALANCE OF

TRYING TO SUCCESSFUL

OPERATE BLANKETS FOR THE

HOMELESS AND SCHOOL AS

WELL.

Terry: AND YOU'RE

DOING A GREAT JOB.

WHEN YOU AND YOUR MOM PACK

UP THE CAR, HOW DO YOU

KNOW WHERE TO GO AND FIND

PEOPLE?

WHEN YOU ARE LOOKING

FOR THE HOMELESS, THEY

TRULY AREN'T HARD TO FIND.

AND THEY REAL EARLIER A

COMMUNITY, AND THEY STICK

TOGETHER.

SO WHEN WE GO OUT AND

DISTRIBUTE, THEY END UP

TELLING US ABOUT THEIR

FRIENDS AND WHERE THEY'RE

STAYING.

Terry: SO YOU'RE NOT

JUST REACHING OUT THE

WINDOW AND HANDING THEM A

BAG.

YOU KNOW MANY OF THESE

PEOPLE BY NAME AND SEE

MANY OF THEM OVER AND OVER

AGAIN?

ABSOLUTELY.

WE'VE BUILT VERY STRONG

CONNECTIONS AND

FRIENDSHIPS WITH THEM.

WE'VE HEARD THEIR STORIES

AND THEIR CIRCUMSTANCES.

AND WE WANT THEM TO KNOW

THAT GOD IS LOVING THEM

WHERE THEY ARE AND SOMEONE

TRULY CARES.

Terry: HOW BIG AN

ISSUE IS TRUST FOR PEOPLE

WHO ARE OUT ON THE STREET

LIKE THAT?

IT IS A VERY BIG ISSUE,

BUT WE HAVE, LUCKILY,

MATCHED TO GAIN THEIR

TRUST WITH WHAT WE DO.

AND THEY'RE SO THANKFUL

FOR WHAT WE'RE DOING.

SO I FEEL TRULY BLESSED TO

BE USED BY GOD IN THIS

WAY.

Terry: YOU KNOW,

THERE IS NEVER ANY TIME

THAT WE EXPERIENCE GOD'S

AMAZING BLESSINGS IN OUR

LIFE THAT IS MORE

SIGNIFICANT THAN WHEN WE

REACH OUT TO SOMEONE WHO

DOESN'T HAVE WHAT WE HAVE.

PEOPLE WHO ARE WATCHING

RIGHT NOW WHO SAY, THERE

ARE HOMELESS IN MY

COMMUNITY, WHAT CAN I DO,

WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO

THEM?

THERE ARE SO MANY

THINGS PEOPLE CAN DO TO

GET INVOLVED IN MAKING A

DIFFERENCE.

THEY CAN DO DONATION

DRIVES.

THEY CAN HAVE LUNCH-MAKING

FELLOWSHIPS, OR THEY COULD

DONATE TO

BLANKETSFORTHEHOMELESS.ORG

AND I ENCOURAGE EVERYONE

TO CARRY A BLESSING BOX TO

KEEP IN THEIR CAR WITH

NON-PERISHABLE LUNCHES,

JEANS, HOODIES, BLANKETS,

GLOVES, AND OTHER

DESPERATELY NEEDED ITEMS.

SO WHEN THEY SEE SOMEONE

IN NEED, THEY CAN

IMMEDIATELY BLESS THEM.

Terry: HOW DO YOU

KNOW WHEN SOMEONE IS

GENUINE IN THEIR NEED?

I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE

TEND TO ASK THAT AND THINK

THAT, AND EVERYONE WE HAVE

ENCOUNTERED HAVE GENUINELY

BEEN IN GREAT NEED.

I ALWAYS SAY THIS TO THE

PEOPLE WHO ARE THINKING,

ARE THEY MISREPRESENTING

THEMSELVES?

AND I SAY WHAT WE ARE

DOING IS HONESTLY BETWEEN

ME AND GOD.

AND IF SOMEONE IS

MISREPRESENTING

THEMSELVES, THAT IS

BETWEEN THEM AND GOD.

AND WE HAVE NOT

ENCOUNTERED THAT AT ALL.

I DON'T THINK ANYONE WHO

IMMEDIATELY SITS DOWN TO

EAT THE LUNCHES THAT WE'VE

DISTRIBUTED IS

MISREPRESENTING THEMSELVES

IN THAT WAY.

Terry: SO YOU HAVE AN

OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK NOT

JUST INTO THE LIVES OF MEN

AND WOMEN, BUT CHILDREN,

AND LOTS OF FAMILIES OUT

THERE IN NEED AS WELL.

ABSOLUTELY.

Terry: COASTAL

VIRGINIA MAGAZINE VOTED

MARIAH'S ORGANIZATION THE

NUMBER ONE NON-PROFIT.

CONGRATULATIONS FOR THAT.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

Terry: AND "ORPHANS'

PROMISE" RECENTLY DECIDED

TO PARTNER WITH MARIAH AND

HER MINISTRY, "BLANKETS

FOR THE HOMELESS."

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO LEARN

MORE, JUST GO TO OUR

WEBSITE,

BLANKETSFORTHEHOMELESS.ORG

AND YOU CAN FOLLOW HER

AT Facebook, JUST LIKE

FOR BLANKETS FOR THE

HOMELESS, HAMPTONS ROAD.

MARIAH, THANK YOU FOR

CARING AND DOING SOMETHING

ABOUT IT.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THIS HAS BEEN AN HONOR TO

BE HERE.

Gordon: I A WONDERFUL

STORY.

STILL AHEAD, A GROUP HITS

THE STREETS OF SAN

FRANCISCO AND DISCOVERS A

NEED GREATER THAN FOOD AND

SHELTER.

I'VE SEEN A LOT OF

HEALING.

I'VE SEEN PEOPLE BREAK

DOWN AND JUST START

CRYING, AND THEIR FACES

JUST COMPLETELY CHANGE.

Gordon: YOU'LL FIND

OUT WHY.

PLUS, YOU'LL SEE HOW YOU

CAN HELP THE HOMELESS IN

YOUR COMMUNITY, BY DANCING

YOUR SHOES OFF.

THAT'S UP NEXT.

Gordon: MIKE NORTON

AND HIS TEAM GO TO AREAS

OF STEAR SAN FRANCISCO THAT MANY

WOULD BE SCARED TO VISIT.

THEY MEET THE HOMELESS,

DRUG ADDICTS, AND

PROSTITUTES, AND WHAT THEY

HAVE DISCOVERED IS A NEED

MUCH GREATER THAN JUST

FOOD AND SHELTER.

WE SEE ADDICTS AND

PROSTITUTES, AND ALL SORTS

OF DIFFERENT PEOPLE OUT

HERE.

YOU'LL FIND THE DARKEST

PARK AND CITY, AND THAT'S

WHERE WE GO.

BE THE LIGHT OF JESUS

CHRIST IN THE DARKNESS.

IT IS INTERESTING TO

SEE THE PEOPLE THAT COME

OUT, WHETHER IT IS A MAN

OR A WOMAN OR A YOUNG GIRL

OR A YOUNG BOY, THE WAY

GOD USES THOSE PEOPLE TO

BRING HIS WORD.

YOU KNOW, WHETHER IT IS A

HUG OR JUST A WORD OF

KNOWLEDGE OR A LOT OF

PROPHETIC GOES ON HERE,

BUT HE LOVES THE HECK OUT

OF PEOPLE OUT HERE.

I GO TO WAL-MART NOW

AND I BUY LOAVES OF BREAD,

AND I BUY BAGS OF MEAT.

AND WHEN WE GO TO THE

STREETS, THAT'S WHAT I DO.

YOU DON'T NOT A LOT.

A LOT OF TIMES A SANDWICH

AND SOCKS FOR A HOMELESS

PERSON, THAT'S GOLD.

AND YOU CAN ENGAGE IN

CONVERSATION THAT YOU

COULDN'T HAVE STARTED

WITHOUT THE FOOD.

I WENT TO CHURCH AND I

PRAYED.

BUT THIS IS DIFFERENT.

I REALLY FEEL A DIFFERENT

KIND OF CONNECTION WITH

GOD WHEN I'M OUT HERE WITH

THIS GROUP.

YOU ARE LOVED MORE THAN

ANYTHING.

AND YOU'RE NOT FORGOTTEN.

I'VE SEEN PEOPLE BREAK

DOWN AND JUST STOP CRYING

BECAUSE SOMEBODY DELIVERS

A WORD FROM GOD, AND MAYBE

THEY HAVE LOST FAITH OR

WHATEVER.

IT'S VERY SIMPLE, BUT

YOU ALSO HAVE TO HAVE THE

BOLDNESS TO WALK IN THE

HOLY SPIRIT, KNOWING HE IS

GOING TO PROTECT YOU.

AND YOU SEE PEOPLE'S

FACES COMPLETELY CHANGE.

WHATEVER WAS GOING ON AT

THAT TIME IN THEIR LIFE,

ALL OF A SUDDEN SOMETHING

CAME IN VERY POWERFUL,

SOMETHING UNDENIABLE CAME

IN AND JUST WIPES

EVERYTHING AWAY, EVEN TO

THAT SPLIT SECOND.

RECEIVE HIM FOR WHO HE

IS.

I BELIEVE LIVES ARE

CHANGED, YOU KNOW, EVEN IN

THAT INSTANT.

ALL IT TAKES IS AN

INSTANT, AND LIVES ARE

CHANGED.

Gordon: IT'S AMAZING

WHAT YOU'LL FIND WHEN YOU

JUST START LOOKING.

AND IF YOU START LOOKING

AND ASKING THE HOLY

SPIRIT, HOW CAN I HELP

SOMEBODY TODAY, HOW CAN I

MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN

SOMEBODY'S LIFE, HE'LL

DIRECT YOU.

HE'LL SHOW YOU.

AND HE'LL KEEP YOU SAFE.

IF YOUR HEART IS, I WANT

TO LOVE PEOPLE, I WANT TO

BE A BLESSING TO PEOPLE --

IF THAT'S YOUR HEART AND

THAT'S REALLY WHAT YOU

WANT, THEY'LL PICK THAT

UP.

THEY'LL SEE THAT.

AND THEY'LL SEE IT IN YOUR

EYES.

THEY'LL UNDERSTAND THAT

YOU'RE THERE TO HELP THEM,

AND THEY'LL RECEIVE IT

GRACIOUSLY AND WITH

THANKSGIVING.

SO IF YOU WANT TO DO

SOMETHING, HERE IS YOUR

PRAYER: GOD, WHAT DO YOU

WANT ME TO DO TODAY?

AND THEN JUST BE STILL AND

LET HIM SPEAK TO YOU AND

LET HIM SHOW YOU.

> WELL, JESSICA YOU

RECENTLY WENT OUT TO HELP

THE HOMELESS IN A UNIQUE.

TELL US ABOUT THAT?

THAT'S RIGHT.

I RECENTLY PARTICIPATED IN

A LOCAL FLASH MOB LINE

DANCE, WHERE PEOPLE OF ALL

AGES LEFT BEHIND SHOES,

BOOTS, AND COATS FOR

PEOPLE IN NEED.

TAKE A LOOK.

I'M JESSICA WITH "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE," AND WE ARE

HERE AT "DANCE YOUR SHOES

OFF."

WHERE WE ARE GOING TO

LITERALLY DANCE OUR SHOES

OFF FOR NEEDY FAMILIES

ACROSS HAMPTONS ROAD.

I'M A HOME-SCHOOLED

MOM, AND I HAVE A SON THAT

IS 18 AND A DAUGHTER THAT

IS 11.

I LOVE DANCE.

I STARTED DANCING WHEN I

WAS THREE AND DANCED ALL

THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL.

MY SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER

TOLL US TO PRAY THE PRAYER

OF DAVID EVERY DAY AND SEE

WHAT HAPPENS.

SO I STARTED DOING THAT.

AND I WAS DOING BIBLE

STUDIES, WHAT HAPPENS WHEN

WOMEN WALK IN FAITH, AND

IT TALKED ABOUT BEING A

WOMAN THAT SAYS YES TO

GOD.

I HAD THIS VISION OF THE

BODY OF CHRIST COMING

TOGETHER IN CHESAPEAKE TO

DO A "DANCE YOUR SHOES

OFF" TO BLESS THEIR

NEIGHBORS.

AND I TALKED TO SUSAN

HUDSON WITH MASTER WORKS

TOURING COMPANY, AND IT

DEVELOPED FROM THERE.

I WOULD LOVE TO SEE PEOPLE

DO SOMETHING, JUST TO TAKE

SOME ACTION AND BE HIS

HANDS AND FEET.

AND TAKE CARE OF THEIR

NEIGHBORS.

* I WOKE UP THIS MORNING

* AND SAW A WORLD FULL OF

TROUBLE *

SNOW * I THOUGHT HOW ARE WE

GOING TO TURN IT AROUND *

* AND SO I TURNED MY EYES

TO HEAVEN *

ANGELA CAME TO ME AND

SAID, I THINK GOD HAS

GIVEN ME THIS LITTLE IDEA.

SO WE SAT DOWN AND TAUGHT

AND WE DECIDED THAT MASTER

WORKS COMPANY COULD

ACTUALLY HELP MAKE THIS

HAPPEN.

WITH THE CHOREOGRAPHING OF

THE SONG AND CHOOSING THE

SONG.

AND THEN I ACTUALLY HAD A

REALLY UNIQUE CONNECTION

WITH TRUDY, SO WE WERE

ABLE TO CARRY OUT THE

ACTUAL VISION WITH BEING

ABLE TO PUT TRUDY IN THE

MIX BECAUSE WE HAD TO HAVE

A WAY OF MAKING THIS

COUNT.

WHAT IS WONDERFUL IS

THAT THE CLOTHING MINISTRY

THAT IS ON THE LIST -- WE

WERE ABLE TO CONTACT THE

MINISTRIES AND BLESS THEM

SO THEY CAN BLESS THOSE

FOLKS IN THE COMMUNITY IN

NEED.

IT IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO

SERVE THE COMMUNITY, EVEN

IF WE'RE NOT NORMALLY A

PART OF SAID COMMUNITY.

AND GET OUT AND MEET

PEOPLE WHO WANT TO DO THE

SAME THING AS WELL.

* IT'S TIME FOR US TO DO

SOMETHING *

I THINK WHEN GOD PUTS A

CALL ON YOUR HEART, AND

YOU HAVE THE ABILITY TO

MAKE A CHOICE.

I LOVE THAT ANGELA AND ALL

OF THE FOLKS THAT WALK OUT

IN MINISTRY AND DO

SOMETHING, DO SOMETHING

THAT THE LORD HAS CALLED

YOU TO DO.

I FELT LIKE I WAS

ACTUALLY MAKING A

DIFFERENCE, INSTEAD OF

JUST DANCING JUST BECAUSE.

I FELT LIKE IT WAS COOL

BECAUSE IT WAS FOR A

REASON.

>* I WANT TO BE THE ONE WHO

STANDS UP *

I LOVE BEING ABLE TO

WATCH THE BODY OF CHRIST

WORK TOGETHER, AND THAT

CAN BE DONE IN MANY WAYS.

SO I THINK BEING ABLE TO

BE PART OF A VISION, BEING

ABLE TO BE PART OF

SOMETHING THAT IS PUBLIC

AND COMMUNITY-MINDED, THAT

WAS JUST FABULOUS.

* IT IS TIME FOR US TO DO

SOMETHING *

* YES, IT IS

* IF NOT NOW, THEN WHEN

WHILE I WAS DANCING, I

WAS TRYING TO REMEMBER ALL

OF THE STEPS.

BUT I PRAYED OVER MY

SHOES, THAT WHOEVER

RECEIVES THESE SHOES WILL

LEARN ABOUT GOD AND HOW

MUCH HE LOVES THEM.

* IT IS TIME FOR US TO DO

SOMETHING *

YOU KNOW, THIS MORNING

WHEN ALL OF US GOT UP ALL

ACROSS AMERICA, THERE WERE

PEOPLE OF FAITH GETTING UP

TO DO TREMENDOUS THINGS

FOR THEIR COMMUNITIES.

AND WE DON'T GET THAT

STORY TOLD VERY OFTEN.

AND THIS IS ONE OF THOSE

GREAT THINGS, WHEN YOU

HAVE PEOPLE COMING OUT

THIS EARLY IN THE MORNING

BECAUSE THEY WANT TO HELP

NEEDY PEOPLE, MAKING SURE

THEY HAVE COATS AND SHOES

AND THINGS THAT THEY

REALLY NEED.

AND WE'RE SEEING THIS

STORY MULTIPLY ALL ACROSS

AMERICA.

* NO, WE WON'T STAND

STILL *

* IT'S TIME FOR US TO DO

SOMETHING *

WELL, WE HAD SUCH A

GREAT TIME PARTICIPATING

IN THAT EVENT.

IT WAS SUCH A FUN AND

CREATIVE WAY TO GIVE BACK

TO OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY,

AND SO FAR 480 PAIRS OF

SHOES, AND 96 COATS HAVE

BEEN DONATED AS A RESULT

OF "DANCE YOUR SHOES OFF,

CHESAPEAKE," AND ALL

DONATIONS WERE DISTRIBUTED

THROUGH THE AVA LIST,

WHICH PROVIDES A WEBSITE

LIST OF FREE HELP AND

RESOURCES IN THE HAMPTONS

ROAD, VIRGINIA.

TERRY?

Terry: GREAT JOB,

JESS.

IT WAS A REALLY FUN IDEA.

AND IT WAS WONDERFUL TO

SEE ALL OF THOSE SHOES IN

THE PARKING LOT.

> A FEW WEEKS AGO, WE

INTRODUCED YOU TO THE

DAULTONS, A FAMILY OF 15,

AND NINE WE SPECIAL NEEDS.

MANY OF THESE CHILDREN

WERE HOMELESS, AND SEE HOW

YOU CAN HELP MEET ONE OF

THEIR BIGGEST CURRENT

NEEDS WHEN WE COME BACK.

THE DAULTONS HAVE A HOME

OF 15 CHILDREN.

AND SINCE THERE ARE SO

MANY OF THEM, THEY CAN'T

FIT INTO ONE CAR.

SO EVERYWHERE THEY GO, AND

THEY DO GO EVERYWHERE

TOGETHER, THEY TAKE A

SMALL VAN AND A CAR.

DAVID AND JAN ARE RAISING

NINE CHILDREN WITH DOWN

SYNDROME.

IT IS A HAPPY HOUSE.

IT'S A ZOO.

IT'S VERY ANIMATED AND

UNPREDICTABLE.

Terry: AND THEY DON'T

LET THE CHAOS SLOW THEM

DOWN.

WE'VE GOT A VAN THAT IS

13 YEARS OLD, AND IT HAS

226,000 MILES.

IT WAS GREAT WHEN WE

BOUGHT IT BECAUSE THE KIDS

WERE MUCH SMALLER.

WE CAN'T ALL FIT IN THE

VAN.

Terry: HERE IS WHERE

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

"700 CLUB INTERACTIVE" AND

"ORPHANS' PROMISE" NEED

YOUR HELP TO PURCHASE A

LARGER PASSENGER VAN FOR

THIS WORTHY FAMILY.

IT IS A GAME-CHANGER.

WHEN WE WANT TO GO TO

BOWLING OR CHURCH, WE CAN

ALL GO TOGETHER.

AND OUR HELPERS CAN GO

WITH US.

I JUST CAN'T IMAGINE

WHAT A BLESSING IT WOULD

BE.

Terry: VISIT

700clubinteractive.com TO

HEAR MORE OF THE DAULTON'S

STORY AND LEARN HOW YOU

CAN DONATE.

WE HAVE PARTNERED TOGETHER

TO RAISE THE MONEY FOR

THIS WORTHY FAMILY.

WE FOUND OUT THIS PAST

WEEKEND THAT THE DAULTON'S

CURRENT VAN WAS HIT ON THE

FRONT SIDE AND HAS SOME

DAMAGE.

SINCE WE'RE ONLY A THIRD

OF THE WAY TO OUR GOAL, WE

NEED YOUR HELP.

SO FAR WE HAVE BEEN ABLE

TO RAISE CLOSE TO $22,000.

BUT WE HAVE A LONG WAY TO

GO.

AND WE WANT TO INVITE YOU

TO BE A PART OF THAT.

OUR WHOLE PROGRAMM PROGRAM IS

TALKING ABOUT HOW TOGETHER

WE CAN MAKE THE DIFFERENCE

OF THE LIVES OF PEOPLE IN

NEED.

YOU CAN DONATE BY CALLING

1-888-777-1999.

OR YOU CAN LOG ON TO

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AND, JESS, YOU WANTED TO

SHARE SOMETHING ABOUT ONE

OF THE DAULTONS?

> THAT'S RIGHT.

EACH WEEK WE'RE GOING TO

BE HIGHLIGHTING ONE OF THE

DAULTON'S NINE CHILDREN.

TODAY MEET JACK DAULTON.

THE NUMBER ONE THING JACK

LOVES TO DO IS EAT.

FROM THE FIRST TIME THEY

HAVE GIVEN HIM A BITE TO

EAT AT THE ORPHANAGE, HE

HAS APPRECIATED EVERY

BITE.

JACK IS ALSO NEAT AND

TENDS TO REORGANIZE THINGS

AROUND THE HOUSE.

I THINK I COULD USE SOME

OF HIS HELP.

HE LOVES BOWLING WITH HIS

FRIENDS AND FAMILY, AND TO

KNOW JACK IS TO LOVE JACK.

HE IS SUCH A SWEET AND

TENDER-HEARTED BOY.

I HAVE KNOWN THE DAULTON

FAMILY FOR MANY YEARS, AND

THEY'RE A VERY PRECIOUS

FAMILY.

Gordon: WAY TO GO,

JACK.

WE WANT TO THANK THOSE OF

YOU WHO HAVE ALREADY GIVEN

TO OUR DAULTON FAMILY

FUND.

IF YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE

INFORMATION, WE HAVE THEIR

FULL STORY AVAILABLE ON

OUR WEBSITE,

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IF YOU LIKE IT, PLEASE

SHARE THEIR STORY WITH

OTHERS AND CONSIDER MAKING

A GIFT.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM LEVITICUS 25:

"IF ONE OF YOUR BRETHREN

BECOMES POOR AND FALLS

INTO POVERTY, THEN YOU

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