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700 Club Interactive - When Young People Pray - March 15, 2016

A grandmother with stage three cancer is miraculously healed at a youth service. Read Transcript


" I DON'T KNOW WHAT I

WOULD DO IF SHE WASN'T

HERE ANYMORE.

Gordon: A WOMAN WITH

A HEART FOR YOU FACES A

TERMINAL DIAGNOSIS.

I WAS IN STAGE THREE

CANCER.

Gordon: SEE WHAT

HAPPENS WHEN YOUNG PEOPLE

PRAY.

THEY DIDN'T EVEN

HESITATE.

THEY ALL GATHERED AROUND

ME.

Gordon: ON TODAY'S

"THE 700 CLUB."

WELL, WELCOME TO THE SHOW.

WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT THE

YOUTH OF TODAY, WHAT COMES

TO MIND?

MAYBE WORDS LIKE INSTAGRAM

OR SNAPSHOT?

HOW ABOUT LOVE AND FAITH.

Terry: WHEN RUE DEVAL

WAS DIAGNOSED WITH STAGE

THREE CANCER, THE SUPPORT

SHE SO DESPERATELY NEEDED

CAME FROM AN UNLIKELY

SOURCE: THE YOUTH OF HER

CHURCH.

I WAS IN STAGE THREE

CANCER.

CANCER IS THE DEVIL.

MY STATE OF MIND AT THAT

TIME, I WAS JUST

WALLOWING.

RUE IS A VERY SPECIAL

LADY.

SHE IS MANY PEOPLE.

SHE IS KIND OF THAT

GRANDMA TO OUR CHURCH, AND

ESPECIALLY OUR TEENAGERS.

SHE IS THAT ONE CONSTANT

IN THEIR LIFE.

I LOVE HER TO DEATH.

AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT I

WOULD DO IF SHE WASN'T

HERE ANYMORE.

SHE IS LIKE A GRANDMA

TO ME.

I'M DRAWN TO THE YOUTH.

I LOVE THEM.

IT FILLS MY HEART.

AND A LOT OF THE KIDS,

THEY NEED IT, AND THEY

NEED SOMETHING OUTSIDE OF

JUST SADNESS.

THEY NEED HAPPINESS.

FOR A FEW MONTHS I HADN'T

BEEN FEELING WELL.

AND I HAD GONE TO A

DOCTOR, AND EVERYTHING

CAME OUT OKAY, THEY SAID.

AND I JUST WAS FEELING

WORSE.

AND I WENT TO A SECOND

DOCTOR, AND THEY FOUND THE

CANCER.

RADIATION TURNED INTO

CHEMO.

CHEMO IS AWFUL.

IT WAS KILLING ME, I FELT.

AND MY HEART BROKE

BECAUSE SHE HAD BEEN

DEALING WITH THIS FOR

MONTHS WITHOUT TELLING

ANYBODY.

I COULDN'T HIDE IT ANY

LONGER.

I WAS SICK AND I COULDN'T

HIDE IT.

I COULDN'T EVEN DO A

SMILE.

IT WAS JUST WIPING ME OUT.

THAT WEDNESDAY NIGHT

SHE MUSTERED UP THE

STRENGTH, AND SHE JUST

POPPED IN TO THE BACK OF

OUR SERVICE DURING THE

WORSHIP TIME.

BECAUSE I LOVE WATCHING

THEM WORSHIP.

THEY HAVE SUCH A LOVE FOR

THE LORD.

AND TO WATCH THEM PRAISING

WITH THEIR ARMS UP JUST

TOUCHES MY HEART.

IT UPLIST ME.

LIFTS ME.

THE HOLY SPIRIT SPOKE

TO ME AND SAID YOU NEED TO

PRAY FOR HER.

THE PASTOR CAME UP AND

ASKED IF THE YOUTH COULD

PRAY FOR ME.

SHE WENT FORWARD AND TOLD

THE CHILDREN ABOUT MY

CANCER AND THAT I HAD BEEN

SICK, AND THEY PRAYED FOR

ME.

I GOT VERY EMOTIONAL.

SO I WENT DOWN, FORWARD,

IN FRONT OF THE ALTER, AND

THE KIDS, THEY DIDN'T EVEN

HESITATE.

THEY GOT RID OF THEIR

SEATS AND THEY ALL

GATHERED AROUND ME AND

LAID HANDS ON ME.

AND THEN SHE FELL OUT

IN THE SPIRIT, AND THE

KIDS HAD NEVER SEEN THAT

BEFORE.

I FELT MYSELF BEING

LIFTED UP OFF THE FLOOR.

I WAS CRYING.

I STARTED SHAKING, ALMOST

LIKE A SEIZURE.

AND SOMEONE WAS HOLDING ME

SAY, RUE, DON'T FIGHT IT.

IT IS GOD TAKING OUT YOUR

CANCER.

THAT STOPPED, AND I

STARTED LAUGHING,

HYSTERICALLY, LIKE A NUT.

BUT THEN THIS CALM CAME

OVER MY WHOLE BODY.

AND WHEN THE SERVICE WAS

OVER, THE CHILDREN GAVE ME

HUGS.

I LEFT HERE AND I FELT

ENERGIZED.

SHE WALKED OUT CHANGED.

AND WHEN PEOPLE COME IN

SICK AND BROKEN AND THEY

TURN AROUND AND WALK OUT A

DIFFERENT PERSON, YOU

KNOW, IT DOES SOMETHING TO

YOU.

I HAVEN'T BEEN A YOUTH

PASTOR VERY LONG.

THERE ARE ALWAYS THOSE

DOUBTS, WHY AM I HERE?

WHY AM I DOING WHAT I'M

DOING?

BUT TO SEE GOD MOVE, IT

CONFIRMS A LOT OF STUFF IN

YOU.

THE ENTIRE WEEK, I WAS

JUST FULL OF LIFE, AND I

FELT HEALED AND I KNEW I

WAS HEALED.

I HAD TO WAIT THREE WEEKS

TO GET A P.E.T. SCAN, AND

THE P.E.T. SCAN CAME BACK,

NO CANCER.

I WAS ABLE TO TAKE THE

MICROPHONE AND GET UP IN

FRONT OF THE STUDENTS AND

SAY, LOOK, HERE IS THIS

WOMAN WHO BASICALLY HAD A

DEATH SENTENCE, AND SHE IS

HEALED.

IT WAS ONE OF THE BEST

MOMENTS, TO SEE THEIR

FACES.

I THINK IT OPENED THEIR

EYES MORE TO THE LORD.

I THINK THEY BELIEVED LIKE

THEY NEVER BELIEVED

BEFORE.

WE WAIT FOR GOD TO MOVE

AND WE TRUST HIM AND WE

BELIEVE.

I THINK WE HAVE GREAT

FAITH HERE.

I USED TO BE, LIKE, A

CHRISTIAN WHO WOULDN'T

REALLY PRAY FOR PEOPLE

OUTSIDE OF CHURCH.

BUT NOW I'LL GO AROUND,

AND IF I SEE SOMEONE WHO

IS KIND OF LIKE SAD OR

SOMETHING, I WILL ASK IF

THEY NEED TO BE PRAYED

FOR.

THESE KIDS ARE, LIKE,

GOD IS GOING TO HEAL YOU.

THEY STEP UP AND TAKE THAT

LEADERSHIP ROLE IN OUR

CHURCH AND IN OUR

COMMUNITY.

I HAD A SUPER NATURAL

HEALING.

I WISH MORE PEOPLE WOULD

OPEN THEIR HEARTS AND

MINDS TO JESUS BECAUSE HE

IS REAL.

HIS GRACE AND HIS MERCY IS

JUST OVERWHELMING.

Gordon: HIS GRACE AND

HIS MERCY ARE JUST

OVERWHELMING.

WE DON'T DESERVE IT, AND

THAT'S WHY WE CALL IT

GRACE.

IT IS NOT SOMETHING YOU

EARN.

IF YOU COME TO GOD

THINKING, WELL, I'M GOING

TO BARGAIN WITH HIM.

I'LL TRADE THIS FOR

THAT -- YOU'RE MISSING THE

GOSPEL.

YOU'RE ACTUALLY CONFESSING

YOUR UNBELIEF ABOUT WHAT

JESUS HAS ALREADY DONE FOR

YOU.

YOU DON'T NEED TO ARGUE

WITH HIM.

YOU DON'T NEED TO CONVINCE

HIM TO HEAL YOU.

HE HAS ALREADY PROVIDED

FOR IT.

WHEN DID HE DO THAT?

HE DID IT 2,000 YEARS AGO.

AND THE APOSTLE PETER

SAYS, "BY HIS STRIPES WE

WERE HEALED."

AND HE IS ECHOING THE

WORDS OF THE PROPHET

ISAIAH, WHO SAYS, "BY HIS

STRIPES WE ARE HEALED."

ISAIAH SAID IT BEFORE THE

CROSS.

PETER SAYS IT AFTER THE

CROSS.

AND START THINKING ABOUT

EVERYTHING AFTER THE

CROSS, WHAT DOES THAT

MEAN?

WHEN JESUS SAYS, IT'S

FINISHED.

IF IT'S AFTER THE CROSS,

IT'S ALREADY ACCOMPLISHED.

ASK YOURSELF THIS: WHEN

WERE YOUR SINS FORGIVEN?

THIS IS THE WONDER OF HIS

GRACE.

YOUR SINS WERE FORGIVEN

BEFORE THEY WERE EVEN

COMMITTED.

THAT IS STAGGERING TO ME.

THEY'RE FORGIVEN.

IT HAS ALL BEEN TAKEN CARE

OF.

HE DIED FOR YOU.

FOR ONCE, FOR ALL.

AND WHEN WE UNDERSTAND

THAT, WE UNDERSTAND THE

MAGNIFICENT GRACE THAT HE

WANTS TO SHOWER ON US,

THAT BEFORE WE WERE EVEN

SINNERS CHRIST DIED FOR

US.

NOW, IF YOU HAVE THE FAITH

TO BELIEVE THAT YOUR SINS

ARE FORGIVEN, YOU HAVE ALL

OF THE FAITH THAT YOU NEED

TO BELIEVE FOR HEALING.

NOW, WE WANT TO GIVE SOME

KIND OF HIERARCHY TO IT,

THAT SOMEHOW A HEADACHE IS

NOT AS IMPORTANT AND IS

EASIER TO HEAL THAN

CANCER.

AND SO WE GET THIS

HIERARCHY THAT THIS IS

SOMEHOW BIGGER AND

STRONGER AND, YOU KNOW,

GOD'S GOT TO POUR OUT A

WHOLE LOT MORE POWER FOR

THIS ONE.

NO.

IT'S THE SAME JESUS.

THE SAME CROSS.

THE SAME POWER.

AND ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS

BE LIKE LITTLE CHILDREN,

AND OUT OF THE MOUTH OF

BABES HE'LL LEAD US.

THAT'S WHAT JESUS SAID,

ALL YOU NEED IS THE FAITH

OF A CHILD.

IF DADDY HAS SAID IT, THEN

IT'S TRUE, AND IT'S GOING

TO COME TO PASS.

NOW, IN JUST A LITTLE

WHILE WE'RE GOING TO BE

PRAYING FOR YOU AND YOUR

NEEDS.

SO IF YOU HAVE PRAYER

REQUESTS FOR US, YOU CAN

INTERACT WITH US IN A LOT

OF DIFFERENT WAYS BECAUSE

WE'RE "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

YOU CAN GO TO OUR

Facebook PAGE.

JUST TYPE IN "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

OR YOU CAN CALL US:

1-888-777-1999.

WE'D LOVE TO PRAY FOR YOU.

AND ALL OF THAT IS LATER

IN THE SHOW.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, COMING

UP, LAST YEAR 23 SHOOTINGS

TOOK PLACE ON COLLEGE

CAMPUSES.

SEE HOW THESE STUDENTS ARE

FIGHTING BACK BY WALKING.

THAT'S NEXT.

Terry: WITH SCHOOL

VIOLENCE ON THE RISE, MANY

STUDENTS ARE SEARCHING FOR

WAYS TO KEEP THEIR

CAMPUSES SAFE.

AT THE COLLEGE OF WILLIAM

AND MARY IN VIRGINIA, A

GROUP OF STUDENTS GATHER

TOGETHER WEEKLY, NOT TO

BRAINSTORM OR TO STUDY,

NOT TO PARTY, BUT TO PRAY.

THERE IS A LOT OF

ISSUES ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES

IN GENERAL, WITH GUN

VIOLENCE, SEXUAL ASSAULT,

ALCOHOL, DRUGS, THINGS

LIKE THAT.

I THINK IT IS ONE OF THE

THING THAT IS BEHIND THE

100 HOURS OF PRAYER, IS TO

PRAY FOR SAFETY AND TO

PRAY THAT GOD'S PRESENCE

WOULD BE ACTIVE ON CAMPUS,

INSTEAD OF JUST A PASSIVE

CHRISTIANS ON CAMPUS,

BEING UNEMPOWERED.

THE 100 HOURS OF PRAY

COMES OUT OF A HEART FOR

THE CAMPUS, AND REALLY

JUST UNIFYING THE

MINISTRIES ON CAMPUS.

EVERYONE IS PRAYING FOR

ONE HOUR -- IN ONE-HOUR

SHIFTS.

FOR PRAYING TO GOD AND

WORSHIPPING HIM AND

PRAYING THAT THAT WOULD BE

A SPARK THAT WOULD START

SOMETHING ON CAMPUS.

WELL, THE PRAYER WALK

CAME OUT OF THE 100 HOURS

OF PRAYER.

VI TRINITY AND I SIGNED UP

FOR THE 100 HOURS OF

PRAYER.

AND IT WAS ON A WEDNESDAY

MORNING.

SHE TEXTED ME AND SAID,

OH, DO YOU WANT TO PRAY

TOGETHER.

AND I SUGGESTED WE WALK

AROUND CAMPUS.

I THOUGHT, THAT SOUNDS

GREAT.

IT IS BETTER THAN SITTING

DOWN AND PRAYING FOR AN

HOUR STRAIGHT.

WE MET AT 6 a.m. ON

WE MET AT 6 a.m. ON

WEDNESDAY AND WE WALKED

AROUND PRAYING.

WE'VE BEEN DOING A

PRAYER WALK AT 6 a.m. ON

WEDNESDAY MORNING.

AND IT HAPPENS EVERY

WEEK.

AND IT IS WHOEVER FEELS

LIKE COMING OUT.

WE DID IT THE FIRST

TIME THAT GOD BROUGHT IT

TO MIAMI WAS THE STORY OF

JERICHO.

AND SO THAT'S WHAT WE DO

WHEN WE WALK AROUND THE

CAMPUS, WE'RE CLAIMING IT

IN JESUS' NAME AND

CLAIMING THE CAMPUS FOR

HIM.

IT IS REALLY TO SERVE

THIS CAMPUS AND SERVE THE

LORD.

WHEN YOU'RE WITH PEOPLE

PRAYING FOR THE CAMPUS,

YOU FEEL GOD WORKING, AND

YOU GET REMINDED OF WHAT

HE'S DOING ON CAMPUS, AND

YOU GET REMINDED THAT IT

IS NOT ABOUT YOU.

YOUR TIME IN COLLEGE IS

ABOUT SERVING.

I LOVE PRAYER AND HOW

POWERFUL IT IS, AND THE

FACT WE CAN ASK GOD FOR

SOMETHING AND WATCH WHAT

HE WILL DO THROUGH US.

HOW GOD CAN USE WALKING

AND CAN USE SPREADING HIS

SPIRIT THROUGH THE CAMPUS,

ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU'RE

DOING IT ONCE A WEEK.

IT'S JUST, LIKE,

CONSTANTLY RENEWING THAT

AND MAKING AN EFFORT TO

INVITE GOD ON TO THE

CAMPUS.

I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT

TO PRAY WITH A GROUP.

BECAUSE THERE IS AN

ACCOUNTABILITY THERE.

AND THERE IS THIS SENSE OF

COMMUNITY.

THE BODY OF CHRIST IS

CREATED TO BE CO-EXISTENT.

IT IS CREATED TO BE

TOGETHER.

I THINK PRAYING IN A

GROUP CAN DEFINITELY

INSPIRE US AND SORT OF

PUSH US FORWARD.

Reporter: WE KEEP

PUSHING GOD OUT OF SCHOOL

AND WE KEEP SEEING MORE

SHOOTINGS.

I DON'T THINK THAT IS A

COINCIDENCE AT ALL.

I THINK SO MANY STUDENTS

ARE HOPELESS.

WHEN WE WALK, WE PRAY

FOR A LOT OF DIFFERENT

THINGS.

A LOT OF TIME WE PRAY OVER

THE PEOPLE IN THE

BUILDINGS.

WE PRAY FOR THE SAFETY

OF OUR CAMPUS BECAUSE THIS

IS AN OPEN CAMPUS.

FOR PEOPLE TO NOT FIND

THEIR IDENTITY IN

ACADEMICS OR PARTIES, BUT

TO FIND THEIR IDENTITY IN

JESUS CHRIST.

WE DEFINITELY PRAY FOR

GOD TO MOVE ON THE CAMPUS.

THIS IS A LIBERAL ARTS

SCHOOL.

AND SO WE DEFINITELY PRAY

FOR GOD TO MOVE AND TO

MAKE HIMSELF REAL TO THOSE

WHO DON'T KNOW HIM.

PRAYER IN GENERAL

SHIFTS THINGS.

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS.

IT IS SO GREAT TO SEE

SO MANY PEOPLE DED

INDICATEDEDICATEDTO JESUS.

WE'RE GOING TO PRAY FOR

CHANGE ON OUR CAMPUS, AND

FOR CHANGE IN OUR HOME

LIVES, AND FOR CAMPUSES

ACROSS THE NATION.

WHY NOT GATHER AND SAY

PRAYING BOLD PRAYERS -- IT

INVITES THAT CHANGE TO

COME, AND IT INVITES GOD'S

MOVE IN POWERFUL WAYS.

Terry: 6:00 ON A

WEDNESDAY MORNING, THAT IS

IMPRESSIVE.

EXPECT TO SEE SOMETHING

HAPPEN.

Gordon: THAT'S A

MIRACLE, ON A COLLEGE

CAMPUS.

Terry: BUT I LOVE

THAT.

I LOVE NOT JUST THEIR

FERVOR, BUT I LOVE THAT

THEY MATCH IT WITH A VERY

PRACTICAL AND SACRIFICIAL

GETTING UP VERY EARLY AS

COLLEGE STUDENTS, WHEN YOU

COULD BE SLEEPING IN, AND

THEN WALKING YOUR CAMPUS.

I EXPECT TO HEAR SOME

GREAT REPORTS OUT OF

WILLIAM AND MARY.

> IT IS THAT TIME OF THE

SHSHOW WHERE WE WANT TO PRAY

FOR YOU AND YOUR NEEDS.

VICKI WRITES AND SAYS.

"PLEASE PRAY FOR HEALING

FOR MY COUSIN KATIE.

SHE HAS A RARE FORM OF

CANCER UNDER HER LYMPH

NODE AND HER LIVER.

SHE HAS SPENT THE LAST

THREE YEARS IN AND OUT OF

HOSPITALS."

AND CYNTHIA SAYS, "PLEASE

PRAY FOR MY DAUGHTER

CAITLIN.

SHE NEEDS A COMPLETE

HEALING FROM ANXIETY.

SHE NEEDS STRENGTH AND

CONFIDENCE TO RETURN TO

SCHOOL".

Gordon: SHANNON SAYS,

"I NEED PRAYER AND LOVE

FOR MY DAUGHTER WHO

DOESN'T BELIEVE IN THE

LORD ANYMORE.

SHE SAYS SHE DOESN'T

BELIEVE ITE ANYMORE BECAUSE HE

HASN'T SHOWN UP FOR HER."

LET'S BRING THESE TO THE

THRONE OF GRACE.

WE GET TO GO BOLDLY TO THE

THRONE OF GRACE.

IT'S NOT BASED ON WHAT

WE'VE DONE.

HAVE WE FASTED ENOUGH?

HAVE WE PRAYED ENOUGH?

HAVE WE GOTTEN UP AT

6 a.m. TO DO THE PRAYER

WALK?

IT IS NOT BASED ON THAT.

IT IS BASED ON WHAT JESUS

HAS DONE FOR US.

LOOK TO HIM.

HE IS THE AUTHOR AND THE

FINISHER OF YOUR FAITH.

DON'T LOOK TO ANYTHING YOU

ARE DOING OR HAVE DONE.

LOOK TO HIM.

IF THERE ARE THINGS THAT

YOU CAN SAY ARE WRONG IN

YOUR LIFE, THAT ARE

SEPARATING YOU FROM GOD,

JUST CONFESS THEM AND GET

RID OF THEM.

SAY, JESUS, CLEANSE ME

FROM THIS SO I CAN COME

INTO YOUR PRESENCE.

AND IN HIS PRESENCE THE

IMPOSSIBLE BECOMES

POSSIBLE.

PRAYERS GET ANSWERED.

AND HE HAS TOLD US, LET US

PRAY IN HIS NAME.

WHATEVER YOU ASK IN MY

NAME, IT SHALL BE DONE.

WHY?

SO THAT GOD CAN GLORIFY

HIS SON, JESUS.

SO LET'S PRAY.

AND LET'S BELIEVE.

AND LET'S SEE WHAT GOD

WILL DO.

LORD, WE LIFT THE NEEDS OF

THE AUDIENCE TO YOU RIGHT

NOW.

FOR THOSE WHO HAVE WRITTEN

IN THESE PRAYER REQUESTS,

WE JUST ASK FOR THE ANSWER

TO COME SWIFTLY.

MANIFEST YOURSELF IN THEIR

LIVES.

LET YOUR LIGHT COME ON AND

JUST SHINE FROM THEIR

INNERMOST BEING.

LET THEM KNOW THAT THEIR

PRAYER HAS BEEN HEARD AND

HAS BEEN ANSWERED TODAY.

AND FOR THOSE IN NEED OF

PHYSICAL HEALING RIGHT

NOW, WE JUST CLAIM THAT BY

YOUR STRIPES, THEY ARE

HEALED, THEY WERE HEALED.

AND IN THE FULLNESS OF

TIME, IT IS COMING TO

THEIR BODIES RIGHT NOW.

MAGNIFY YOURSELF, LORD

GOD.

BE WITH THEM.

THERE IS SOMEONE, YOU HAVE

A LEFT COLLARBONE, AND IT

WAS DAMAGED, BROKEN.

AND YOU'VE -- IT NEVER

HEALED PROPERLY.

AND RIGHT NOW YOU HAVE AN

ACHE IN IT.

AND YOU'RE WONDERING, CAN

THIS BE HEALED?

IS GOD CONCERNED ABOUT

THAT?

HE IS TAKING THAT ACHE

AWAY FROM YOU RIGHT NOW IN

JESUS' NAME.

YOU'RE BEING HEALED IN THE

NAME OF JESUS.

THIS COMES BACK ON YOU

WHEN THE WEATHER CHANGES.

AND IT IS REALLY ODD.

IT'S LIKE THE BAROMETER

CHANGES AND YOU START TO

ACHE THERE.

GOD IS HEALING THIS.

YOU HAVE THE ASSURANCE IT

WILL NEVER COME BACK

AGAIN.

GOD IS BLESSING YOU WITH

THIS RIGHT NOW.

TERRY?

Terry: THIS SCRIPTURE

JUST COMES TO MIND AS

GORDON WAS PRAYING "NOT MY

MIGHT OR POWER, BUT BY MY

SPIRIT," SAYS THE LORD.

SO TODAY, WHETHER YOUR

CONDITION HAS BEEN

MENTIONED IN ANY WAY, JUST

LIFT UP YOUR HANDS AND

RECEIVE THE HEALING POWER

OF JESUS CHRIST INTO YOUR

LIFE, THE LIVES OF THOSE

YOU ARE PRAYING FOR.

WE HAVE COME BOLDLY BEFORE

HIS THRONE, IN THE WAY HE

HAS TOLD US TO, ASKING IN

JESUS' NAME.

SO RECEIVE THAT FROM HIM

RIGHT NOW.

Gordon: LORD, WE

THANK YOU.

WE THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT

YOU HAVE DONE, ALL YOU ARE

DOING, AND ALL THAT YOU

WILL DO, FOR YOU ARE THE

SAME YESTERDAY, TODAY, AND

FOREVER.

WE THANK YOU FOR IT, IN

JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

IF YOU NEED PRAYER, YOU

CAN CALL US ANY TIME.

THE NUMBER IS ON YOUR

SCREEN: 1-888-777-1999.

OR YOU CAN GO TO OUR

Facebook PAGE AND LEAVE

YOUR PRAYER REQUESTS IN

THE COMMENT SECTION UNDER

ANY POST.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS

INTERACT WITH US.

WE WANT TO PRAY WITH YOU.

Terry: WELL, STILL

AHEAD, WE'RE GOING TO TAKE

YOU INSIDE A COUNTRY WITH

ONE OF THE WORST LITERACY

RATES AND THE WEST, WHERE

THE TEACHERS ARE NOW

GETTING A CLASS IN READING

101.

WHEN I WAS IN SCHOOL,

THEY DIDN'T TEACH ME THE

WAY THEY SHOULD.

BUT NOW THAT I UNDERSTAND,

I WANT THE KIDS TO

UNDERSTAND.

IF I CAN TEACH THE

TEACHERS, THEN THE KIDS

WILL LEARN IN THE FUTURE.

Terry: WATCH AS

CHILDREN AND TEACHERS ARE

UNLOCKING THE POWER OF

READING.

THAT'S NEXT.

Terry: EDUCATION CAN

HELP CHILDREN THINK

CRITICALLY.

AND THAT ABILITY IS

GREATLY NEEDED IN HAITI,

WHERE LITERACY IS A

SERIOUS PROBLEM.

THERE ISN'T MUCH OF IT.

IN FACT, THERE IS NOT EVEN

A WORD FOR "LITERACY" IN

THE CREOLE LANGUAGE.

SO ONE GROUP OF UNITED

STATES EDUCATORS WANT TO

HELP CHILDREN HOW TO READ,

BUT FIRST THEY HAVE TO

TEACH THE TEACHERS.

Reporter: THESE

CHILDREN ARE LEARNING TO

READ, SOMETHING THAT

DOESN'T HAPPEN TOO OFTEN

HERE IN HAITI.

MOST OF THE TEACHERS

HERE DON'T KNOW HOW TO

TEACH READING, AND MANY OF

THEM DON'T KNOW THAT YOU

ACTUALLY CAN TEACH READING

BECAUSE IT IS ALL

MEMORIZATION.

SO IF YOU CAN MEMORIZE ALL

OF THE WORDS, YOU READ.

Reporter: A FEW TIMES

A YEAR, A GROUP OF

AMERICAN TEACHERS TRAVEL

TO HAITI.

THEIR MISSION: TO HELP THE

TEACHERS HERE TEACH

LITERACY MORE AFFECTIVELY.

READING THE IS THE MOST

IMPORTANT THING THAT WE

CAN TEACH CHILDREN.

WITHOUT READING, THEY WILL

ALWAYS STAY RIGHT WHERE

THEY ARE.

Reporter: IN HAITI,

THE METHODS OF EDUCATION

ARE CONCERNED OUTDATED AND

INEFFECTIVE.

TEACHERS OFTEN CALL OUT

WORDS AND THE CHILDREN

RECITE THEM BACK.

THEY LEARN MEMORIZATION

RATHER THAN READING AND

COMPREHENSION.

TEACHERS TELL US WHO

THEIR HIGH READERS ARE,

AND WE GO AND LISTEN.

AND, YES, THEY'RE READING.

AND WHEN WE ASK WHAT

THEY'RE READING, THEY

CAN'T TELL YOU.

THEY'RE NOT COMPREHENDING

AT ALL.

Reporter: BOBBY SULLY

HAS BROUGHT AMERICAN

TEACHERS TO HAITI SINCE

2012.

THEY SERVE AS EXAMPLES OF

WHAT IT TAKES TO TEACH

LITERACY, AND THEY WORK

WITH THE HAITIAN TEACHERS

TO TRY THE METHODS WITH

THEIR STUDENTS.

I TRY TO TELL THEM

EVERY TIME, THIS IS NOT

GOING TO BE EASY.

THIS IS GOING TO BE REALLY

HARD BECAUSE YOU'VE NEVER

SEEN IT BEFORE.

THERE IS USUALLY THREE OR

FOUR IN EVERY SCHOOL WHO

ARE WILLING TO LEARN, WHO

WANT TO LEARN, WHO TAKES

IN EVERYTHING WE SAY AND

TRIES IT IMMEDIATELY.

FOR THOSE TEACHERS, THEY

SEE THE BENEFITS VERY

QUICKLY.

Reporter: A BIG

CHALLENGE FACING THE

AMERICANS IS THAT TWO

LANGUAGES ARE SPOKEN IN

HAITI.

FRENCH AND CREOLE.

CREOLE IS THE NATIVE

LANGUAGE, AND FRENCH IS

THE LANGUAGE OF POWER.

SO THEY THINK THE CHILDREN

SHOULD LEARN HOW TO READ

IN FRENCH.

BUT I KNOW THROUGH

RESEARCH ALL OVER THE

WORD, CHILDREN ARE GOING

TO LEARN TO READ IF THEY

READ IN THEIR NATIVE

LANGUAGE FIRST.

SO THE CHILDREN WE'RE

WORKING WITH COME FROM

NATIVE CREOLE-SPEAKING

HOMES.

AND IMMEDIATELY IN

KINDERGARTEN THEY START

SPEAKING TO THEM AND

TALKING TO THEM IN FRENCH,

AND THEY'VE GOT NOT A

CLUE, SO THEY MEMORIZE.

Reporter: WHILE THEIR

TASK SEEMS OVERWHELMING AT

TIMES, THEY ARE ENCOURAGED

BY THE HAITIAN TEACHERS

WHO REALLY WANT TO LEARN.

TEACHERS LIKE MADELEINE.

SHE WILL NOW WORK WITH

TEACHERS AND HELP THEM TO

PUT THE NEW METHODS INTO

PRACTICE.

I THINK THAT'S HOW YOU

SUSTAIN A COUNTRY.

I THINK THAT'S HOW THEY

LEARN TO DEPEND ON

THEMSELVES.

PEOPLE FROM THE OUTSIDE --

THEY'RE NEVER GOING TO

LEARN TO DEPEND ON

THEMSELVES TO KNOW THING

IF I'M ALWAYS COMING IN

HERE TO TELL THEM.

I WANT THEM TO HAVE

CONFIDENCE IN WHAT THEY

KNOW.

Reporter: MADELEINE

SAYS SHE IS PASSIONATE

ABOUT THIS NEW APPROACH,

AND KNOWS THAT IT CAN LEAD

TO A BETTER FUTURE FOR

HAITI.

WHEN I WAS IN SCHOOL,

THEY DIDN'T TEACH ME THE

WAY THEY SHOULD.

NOW THAT I UNDERSTAND, I

WANT THE KIDS TO AS WELL.

IF I CAN TEACH THE

TEACHERS, THE KIDS WILL

LEARN AS WELL IN THE

FUTURE.

Reporter: THE

TEACHERS CAN SLOWLY BEGIN

TO IMPACT THEIR

COMMUNITIES AND EVEN THEIR

COUNTRIES.

BUT FOR MORE IMMEDIATE

CHANGE, THE ADULTS MUST

LEARN AS WELL.

"OPERATION BLESSING"

INTERNATIONAL STARTED

OFFERING A CLA CLASSROOM FOR

THE ADULTS.

THIS AFTER PARENTS OF THE

CHILDREN ATTENDING THE

O.B. SCHOOL THERE

REQUESTED IT.

WE WAN WANTED THE PARENTS

TO BE ABLE TO HELP THEIR

STUDENTS WITH THEIR

HOMEWORK WITH VERY BASIC

THINGS, LIKE BEING ABLE TO

WRITE THEIR OWN NAMES,

COUNTING HOW MANY FAMILY

MEMBERS THEY HAVE.

AND, ALSO, MOST OF THE

WOMEN HERE DO THEIR OWN

BUSINESSES.

SO WE ALSO TEACH THEM

BASIC MATH THAT THEY CAN

BENEFIT FROM.

I WANT TO READ THE

BIBLE.

AND I WANT TO READ THE

PSALMS.

AND WHEN THE KIDS COME

HOME FROM SCHOOL, I CAN

CHECK WHAT THEY DO IN

SCHOOL.

THEY CANNOT LIE TO ME

ANYMORE.

Reporter: THE FIRST

CLASS OF 32 STUDENTS

RECENTLY GRADUATED, AND

THERE ARE 27 NEW STUDENTS

GOING THROUGH THE PROGRAM.

CAITLIN BURKE, CBN NEWS,

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI.

Terry: EDUCATION IS

SUCH A KEY TO UNLOCKING

THE FUTURE, FOR THE LIVES

OF CHILDREN AND THE

ADULTS.

GIVING DIGNITY,

OPPORTUNITY, ALL KINDS OF

THINGS.

THAT'S JUST ONE OF THE

THINGS YOU ARE DOING IN

HAITI.

BUT THERE ARE MANY OTHER

THINGS AROUND THE WORLD,

INVOLVING EDUCATION,

INVOLVING MEDICAL NEEDS,

INVOLVING EVEN THE NEEDS

OF PEOPLE IN POVERTY,

CHILDREN IN NEED.

YOU'RE DOING IT ALL IF

YOU'RE A "700 CLUB"

MEMBER.

WE WANT TO INVITE YOU TO

JOIN WITH THE REST OF US.

IT IS 65 CENTS A DAY, $20

A MONTH TO BECOME A

MEMBER.

YOU CAN CALL OUR NUMBER:

1-888-777-1999.

OR YOU CAN LOG ON TO

700clubinteractive.com..

TO SAY THANK YOU FOR

JOINING, WE ARE GOING TO

SEND YOU "HEAVEN."

Gordon: WE LEAVE YOU

WITH THIS WORDS FROM 1

TIMOTHY, AND THIS IS

ADVICE T FROM PAUL TO

TIMOTHY: "DON'T LET ANYONE

LOOK DOWN ON YOU BECAUSE

YOU ARE YOUNG, BUT SET AN

EXAMPLE FOR THE BELIEVERS

IN SPEECH, IN CONDUCT, IN

LOVE, IN FAITH, AND IN

PURITY."

THAT'S A WORD FOR ALL OF

US, OLD AND YOUNG.

SET AN EXAMPLE BY YOUR

LOVE.

GOD BLESS YOU.

WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN.

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