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700 Club Interactive - Miracles From Heaven - March 16, 2016

The mother who inspired the movie ‘Miracles From Heaven’ shares the supernatural story behind the film. Read Transcript


WE'RE NOT GIVING UP.

Gordon: FROM THE

MOVIE, "MIRACLES FROM

HEAVEN," THE REAL CHRISTY

BEAM SPEAKS OUT.

I THINK SHE IS MAKING

UP FOR LOST TIME.

I REALLY DO.

Gordon: ON TODAY'S

"700 CLUB INTERACTIVE."

HELLO, AND WELCOME TO "700

CLUB INTERACTIVE."

TODAY WE'RE GOING TO TELL

YOU THE STORY OF A NEAR

TRAGEDY THAT RESULTED IN

TWO MIRACLES, AND IT IS

ALSO A STORY THAT IS NOW

BEING TOLD IN THEATERS

ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

Terry: IT IS ABOUT A

DETERMINED MOTHER AND AN

8-YEAR-OLD GIRL NAMED

ANNABELLE BEAM.

ANNABELLE LIVED IN CHRONIC

PAIN, PAIN SO BAD THAT SHE

SAID HE JUST WANTED TO DIE

AND GO TO HEAVEN WITH

JESUS.

AS IT TURNS OUT, A FEW

DAYS LATER, THAT'S EXACTLY

WHAT HAPPENED.

TAKE A LOOK.

THERE IS CURRENTLY NO

CURE FOR ANNA'S CONDITION.

DOCTOR, PLEASE, THIS IS

OUR LITTLE GIRL.

I'M SCARED.

ME, TOO.

WE'RE NOT GIVING UP.

*

WE NEED A MIRACLE AND

WE NEED IT NOW.

AND WE'LL GET IT.

HOW?

BY NOT LOSING OUR

FAITH.

CAN YOU EVEN HEAR ME?

[YELLING]

* THIS IS MY FIGHT SONG

* TAKE BACK MY LIFE SONG

YOU'RE TELLING ME WHEN

THIS BABY GIRL FELL

30 FEET, SHE HIT HER HEAD

JUST RIGHT AND IT DIDN'T

KILL HER AND IT DIDN'T

PARALYZE HER; IT HEALED

HER?

THAT'S IMPOSSIBLE.

IT IS A LITTLE HARD TO

BELIEVE.

THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE

OUT THERE JUST LOOKING FOR

A MIRACLE.

A LOT OF PEOPLE THINK

WE'RE CRAZY.

YOU ROLL WITH THE WAVE

OR YOU GET ROLLED OVER.

*

HE TOLD ME I WOULD BE

FINE.

* I'VE STILL GOT A LOT OF

FIGHT LEFT IN ME *

WHO TOLD YOU YOU WOULD

BE FINE?

Gordon: JOINING US

NOW IS THE REAL MOTHER,

NOT JENNIFER, BUT THIS IS

CHRISTY BEAM AND SHE IS

THE MOTHER OF ANNABELLE,

AND SHE IS HERE TO TELL US

ABOUT THE REAL STORY AND

WHAT REALLY HAPPENED.

UNDERNEATH ALL OF THIS,

THERE SEEMS TO BE AN

INCREDIBLE MIRACLE OF

HEALING.

ABSOLUTELY.

Gordon: WHAT WAS IT

LIKE TO HAVE A DAUGHTER

COME TO YOU AND SAY,

MOMMY, THE PAIN IS SO BAD,

I JUST WANT TO DIE.

I DON'T WANT THIS ANYMORE.

I WILL NEVER FORGET

THAT DAY, EVER.

I WILL NEVER FORGET

ANNABELLE SAYING THAT TO

ME.

AND WE WERE IN THE

HOSPITAL WHEN IT HAPPENED.

AND I JUST CRAWLED IN THE

BED WITH HER AND JUST

RAPIRAPPED MY ARMS AROUND HER

AND WE BOTH CRIED.

WHAT ELSE DO YOU DO WHEN

YOUR BABY WANTS TO DIE?

YOU JUST LOVE THEM.

AND I PRAYED.

Gordon: DID YOU GET

MAD AT GOD?

I'M TRYING TO PUT MYSELF

IN THAT POSITION.

GOD, WHAT DID WE DO TO

DESERVE THIS?

I ASKED ALL OF THOSE

QUESTIONS.

I ABSOLUTELY ASKED ALL OF

THOSE QUESTIONS, WHY ANNA?

WHY US?

WHY ME?

WHAT HAVE WE DONE AND WHAT

CAN WE DO TO FIX IT?

IF I'VE DONE SOMETHING

WRONG, THEN I'LL DO IT

RIGHT.

YOU BEGIN TO GET TO THE

PLACE WHERE YOU ALMOST

DON'T BARTER WITH GOD, BUT

YOU'RE, LIKE, WHATEVER I

DID WRONG, TELL ME, AND

I'LL MAKE IT RIGHT BECAUSE

YOUR CHILD'S SUFFERING IS

PROBABLY THE WORST THING

YOU CAN ENDURE.

Gordon: DID YOU GET

ANY ANSWERS TO THOSE

PRAYERS?

EVENTUALLY WE GOT MANY

ANSWERS.

AND IT WASN'T ANYTHING WE

HAD DONE WRONG.

AND GOD'S HEALING WAS THE

GREATEST PART OF HIS PLAN

FOR HER.

Gordon: WHEN I GET

INTO SITUATIONS WHERE I

WANT TO GET MAD AT GOD, I

GO TO JOHN 9, THE STORY OF

THE MAN BORN BLIND.

THE DISCIPLES ASKED HIM,

WAS IT HIS FAULT?

IF HE WAS BORN THAT WAY,

HE HADN'T YET DONE

ANYTHING, SO IS THAT JUST?

IS IT HIS PARENTS' FAULT?

IF HIS PARENTS DID

SOMETHING, IS IT JUST TO

HAVE IT DONE TO THE BABY.

AND I LOVE THE ANSWER THAT

JESUS GAVE: NEITHER.

THIS HAPPENED THAT THE

GLORY OF GOD MAY BE

REVEALED.

WE WENT OVER AND OVER

THAT AT THE TIME OF OUR

STRUGGLE.

IT'S SO INTERESTING THAT

YOU BRING THAT UP.

WE READ THAT OVER AND

OVER.

Gordon: AND THEN THE

GLORY OF GOD WAS REVEALED.

OH, MY GOODNESS, BOY,

DID HE.

Gordon: FOR PEOPLE

WHO DON'T KNOW THIS STORY,

HERE SHE IS, SHE HAS AN

INCURABLE MEDICAL

CONDITION, AND SHE IS

OUTSIDE PLAYING WITH HER

SISTERS.

YEP.

Gordon: AND TRAGEDY

HAPPENS.

ABSOLUTELY.

Gordon: AND SHE FALLS

INTO A COTTONWOOD TREE.

AND IT IS, LIKE, A 30-FOOT

FALL?

YES, SIR.

Gordon: I IMAGINE YOU

THOUGHT AT THE TIME, SHE

IS NOW, IN ADDITION TO A

MEDICAL CONDITION, THERE

IS NOW AN INJURY.

ABSOLUTELY.

Gordon: WHAT WENT

THROUGH YOUR HEAD?

YOU KNOW, AT FIRST I

DIDN'T REALIZE THE REALITY

OF WHAT HAD HAPPENED.

I THOUGHT ANNABELLE

CLIMBED AND GOT STUCK UP

IN A TREE.

I DIDN'T REALIZE WHEN

ABBEY CAME TO TELL ME

ANNABELLE HAD FALLEN IN A

TREE, SHE TRULY HAD

FALLEN.

WHEN SHE WAS

NON-RESPONSIVE, I THOUGHT,

GOD ANSWERED HER PRAYER.

MAYBE HE LET HER DIE.

AND SO MANY EMOTIONS WENT

THROUGH ME.

YOU CAN'T HAVE HER, GOD,

NOT NOW, NO EVER.

DON'T DO THIS WHILE I'M

ALIVE.

BUT THEN I JUST PRAYED.

AND I JUST CRIED OUT TO

GOD, DON'T TAKE HER.

DON'T TAKE HER.

PROTECT HER AND LOVE HER.

AND THEN SO MANY THINGS

CAME INTO PLAY.

THE FIREFIGHTERS, WHO WERE

SAYING THEY NEVER HAD

ANYBODY FALL 30 FEET AND

NOT SUFFER PARALYSIS OR

BROKEN BONES.

SO THEN THERE IS THAT

TERROR IN YOUR MIND: WHAT

IS SHE GOING TO LOOK LIKE

WHEN SHE COMES OUT?

BUT GOD HAD IT ALL UNDER

CONTROL.

EVERY SINGLE MOMENT WAS

ORCHESTRATED PERFECTLY.

Gordon: WHEN YOU DID

KNOW SHE WAS ACTUALLY

OKAY?

WELL, WHEN SHE CAME OUT

OF THE TREE AND WE WENT TO

THE HOSPITAL, THEY RAN

EVERY TEST YOU COULD

IMAGINE.

THEN THE DOCTOR SAID,

THERE IS NOTHING WRONG

WITH HER.

HIS WORDS WERE, JESUS MUST

HAVE BEEN WITH THAT LITTLE

GIRL IN THAT TREE.

HE SAID, THERE IS A MINOR

CONCUSSION, WE WANT TO

KEEP HER OVERNIGHT, BUT

THERE IS NOTHING WRONG

WITH HER.

AND AS ONE DAY TURNED INTO

ANOTHER, WE REALIZED

SOMETHING WAS VERY

DIFFERENT, AND HER STOMACH

PROBLEMS --

Gordon: WERE GONE?

YES.

Gordon: WHEN DID YOU

FIND OUT SHE HAD AN EN

COUNTDOWENCOUNTER WITH JESUS.

THE NEXT DAY.

WE WERE DRIVING DOWN THE

ROAD IN THE TRUCK, AND SHE

TURNED TO ME AND SAID, YOU

KNOW, MOMMY, I WENT TO

HEAVEN WHEN I WAS IN THAT

TREE.

AND I JUST LOOKED AT HER,

AND I SAID, REALLY.

I WISH I HAD SAID

SOMETHING BRILLIANT AND

PROFOUND.

ALL I SAID WAS, REALLY?

AND MY FIRST THOUGHT WAS,

HOW HARD DID YOU HIT YOUR

HEAD, BABY?

Gordon: AN INJURY?

YES.

BUT SHE WAS SO ARTICULATE

ABOUT THINGS THAT

ANNABELLE WOULD NOT HAVE

KNOWN, SOME THINGS SHE

SAID, THE WAY SHE SAID

THEM.

AND THEN SHE SHARED A FAIR

AMOUNT THAT DAY, BUT THEN

AS DAYS PASSED, SHE WOULD

COME AND GIVE MY TIDBITS,

AND I WOULD WRITE THEM

DOWN, AND GET THEM

WHEREVER I COULD, ON A

NAPKIN, OR ON MY PHONE,

AND I BEGAN TO COMPILE ALL

OF THE MEMORIES SHE WAS

SHARE.

SHE LIVED IT.

THERE WAS NO DENYING

ANNABELLE LIVED WHAT SHE

WAS SHARING.

Gordon: YOU'RE

INITIAL REACTION WAS, YOU

REALLY HIT YOUR HEAD HARD?

YES.

Gordon: A WHATPOINT

DIWHAT POINTDID YOU GET TO, SOMETHING

REALLY HAPPENED?

WHAT CONVINCED YOU?

WHAT CONVINCED ME WAS

WE HAD HAD TWO

MISCARRIAGES.

I HAD TOLD THE GIRLS

BECAUSE A FRIEND HAD HAD A

MISCARRIAGE, AND THEY WERE

VERY CONCERNED.

AND I SAID, THEY HAPPEN.

THEY'RE UNFORTUNATE, BUT

MOMMY HAS HAD TWO.

AND I WENT ON TO HAVE

THREE BEAUTIFUL GIRLS.

SO GOD STILL HAS A PLAN

FOR OUR FRIEND.

WELL, THAT'S ALL I HAD

EVER TOLD THEM.

AND THEN ANNABELLE SAID

SHE SAW A LITTLE GIRL IN

HEAVEN.

AND SHE SAID SHE ASKED GOD

IF THERE WAS -- THERE WAS

A LITTLE GIRL WHO LOOKED

LIKE HER AND ABBEY, AND

SHE ASKED GOD, WHO WAS

THAT LITTLE GIRL, AND HE

SAID IT WAS HER SISTER.

AND ONE OF THE

MISCARRIAGES WAS NOT A

VIABLE GIRL, SO HOW WOULD

ANNABELLE KNOW THAT AND

NOT HAVE SAID, I SAW TWO

LITTLE GIRLS IN HEAVEN?

Gordon: SO SOMETHING

PROFOUND HAPPENED, AND SHE

DID HAVE AN ENCOUNTER WITH

JESUS, AND JESUS TOLD HER

YOU'RE GOING TO BE OKAY.

AND THERE ARE SOME FIREMEN

COMING FOR HER.

HE EVEN TELLS HER WHAT'S

GOING TO HAPPEN WHEN SHE

IS BACK IN THE TREE.

UH-HUH.

Gordon: AND I'M GOING

TO SEND AN ANGEL WITH YOU.

AND YOUR DAUGHTER SAYS IT

WAS THE LIFE IN THE ANGEL

THAT ALLOWED HER TO SEE

THE ROPE COMING DOWN.

AND SHE ALSO SAYS -- WE

TALK ABOUT IT IN THE BOOK,

AND SHE SAYS THAT'S WHY

SHE WAS SO PEACEFUL,

BECAUSE THE ANGEL SAT

THERE WITH ME.

AND THE FIREFIGHTERS COULD

NOT UNDERSTAND, SHE NEVER

CRIED, SHE NEVER CALLED

OUT.

WHEN SHE WAS ALERT,

FINALLY, SHE WAS SO

PEACEFUL.

AND THEY SAID IT WAS SO

PEACEFUL IT WAS EERIE, AND

NOW WE KNOW WHY.

Gordon: I THINK IF I

WAS TRAPPED IN A TREE, I

WOULD BE PANICKED AND

YELLING, PLEASE GET ME OUT

OF THIS NOW.

AND SHE IS SO PEACEFUL.

YES.

SO PEACEFUL.

Gordon: FROM A

MEDICAL STANDPOINT, WHAT

DO DOCTORS SAY HAPPENED TO

THE CONDITION HAD BEFORE

HE FELL?

THEY DON'T KNOW.

THEY JUST SAY THAT ALL

THEY CAN DO IS LOOK AT

WHERE SHE IS NOW.

THEY SAY SHE IS

ASYMPTOMATIC.

SHE'S ON ZERO MEDICATIONS.

SHE'S BEEN RELEASED FROM

THE CARE OF THE PEDIATRIC

GURU IN BOSTON.

THEY DON'T KNOW.

BUT SHE IS HEALED.

SHE NO LONGER HAS TWO

INCURABLE DIGESTIVE

DISORDERS.

Gordon: AND NOW SHE

EATS LOT OF PIZZA?

SHE EATS A LOT OF

EVERYTHING.

SHE IS CRAZY.

I THINK SHE IS MAKING UP

FOR LOST TIME, I REALLY

DO.

Gordon: WHAT DO YOU

HOPE THAT PEOPLE GET FROM

THE MOVIE?

THERE IS SUCH A MESSAGE

OF HOPE AND ENCOURAGE.

I FEEL IF PEOPLE CAN WALK

AWAY WITH NEW LENSES IN

THEIR EYES, TO SEE THINGS

DIFFERENTLY, THAT GOD HAS

A PLAN.

WE WILL ALWAYS HAVE

STRUGGLES, BUT IT IS IN

HIS CONTROL.

I THINK THAT MESSAGE OF

HOPE IS JUST SO POWERFUL.

AND I THINK PEOPLE ARE

GOING TO FEEL THAT.

Gordon: I ASSUME

YOU'RE STILL GOING THROUGH

STRUGGLES IN LIFE?

OH, YES.

Gordon: THE MIRACLE

HIGHWAYSHAPPENS, AND THEN NOW DO

YOU APPROACH THOSE WITH A

DIFFERENT VIEW?

HOW IS THE GLORY OF THE

LORD GOING TO BE REVEALED

IN THIS?

I DO.

AND I ALSO HAVE FOUND

DURING TIMES OF TRIAL AND

STRUGGLES, NOT TO LOOK

DOWN, LIKE I DID BEFORE,

BECAUSE I MISSED ALL OF

THOSE MIRACLES THAT WERE

GOING ON AROUND ME BEFORE

BECAUSE I WAS SO TRAPPED

IN MY DARKNESS AND

STRUGGLE THAT I WAS

LOOKING DOWN.

BUT NOW I LOOK AROUND, AND

I'M, LIKE, WHERE ARE YOU

GOING TO BE FAITHFUL

TODAY, GOD.

WHAT MIRACLES ARE GOING TO

BE IN MY LIFE TODAY, GOD,

BECAUSE THEY'RE THERE AND

I DON'T WANT TO MISS THEM.

Gordon: THAT'S A

POWERFUL LESSON.

THAT'S A LESSON I HOPE

EVERYONE TAKES AWAY.

YES.

Gordon: BECAUSE WE DO

GET CASUAL WITH THE

MIRACLES THAT ARE

HAPPENING ALL AROUND US.

YES.

Gordon: IT IS ONE OF

THOSE GREAT SCRIPTURES,

GOD LOVES TO HIDE.

HE LOVES TO HIDE WHAT HE'S

DOING.

HE IS LOOKING FOR US TO

HAVE THAT DELIGHTED

SURPRISE, WOW, YOU REALLY

DID THAT FOR ME, IF WE

JUST LOOK FOR IT AND JUST

EXPERIENCE THAT AND JUST

BE IN THAT MOMENT WITH IT.

UH-HUH.

Gordon: IT REALLY

CHANGES EVERYTHING.

HOW YOU LOOK AT THINGS --

ARE YOU EXPECTING GOD TO

MOVE?

ARE YOU EXPECTING THE

GLORY TO HAPPEN?

THEN IT DOES.

ABSOLUTELY.

Gordon: AND YOU GET

TO SEE IT.

YOU GET TO WITNESS IT.

UH-HUH.

Gordon: WHAT HAS IT

DONE FOR YOUR STRENGTH?

IT HAS DEFINITELY

STRENGTHENED MY FAITH.

IT HAS DEFINITELY TALLEST

ME THERE IS ALWAYS HOPE,

THAT HE HAS A PLAN.

BEFORE I WONDERED, YOU

KNOW, ARE YOU INVOLVED IN

THIS, GOD?

ARE YOU HEARING MY

PRAYERS?

HE WASN'T JUST HEARING

THEM, HE WAS LISTENING AND

ANSWERING THEM.

AND HE WAS INTIMATELY

INVOLVED THE WHOLE TIME.

HE WASN'T JUST THIS BIG

GOD IN HEAVEN WATCHING IT

ALL HAPPEN.

HE WAS INTIMATELY INVOLVED

WITH ME.

AND IT HAS STRENGTHENED MY

FAITH GREATLY TO KNOW THAT

EVERY MOMENT OF EVERY DAY

HE LOVES ME AND HE LOVES

SWEET ANNABELLE MORE THAN

I CAN LOVE HER, AND ALL OF

MY GIRLS.

AND THAT AMAZES ME.

Gordon:

H'MMM...WHAT'S HAPPENED

WITH ANNABELLE?

SHE IS AMAZING.

SHE IS SO -- WE CALL HER

AN OLD SOUL BECAUSE SHE

UNDERSTANDS THINGS THAT I

DON'T UNDERSTAND STILL.

SHE IS A GRASP FOR HIM AND

FOR THE KINGDOM AND FOR --

SHE IS SO DEEP.

BUT THEN YOU SAY THE WORD

CHICKEN, AND SHE IS ON THE

FLOOR.

SHE IS SO FULL OF JOY.

AND SHE IS JUST GRATEFUL

THAT SHE IS WELL.

Gordon: AMEN.

AMEN.

> LET ME ENCOURAGE YOU,

IF YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE

ABOUT THIS, AND IF YOU

WANT MORE OF CHRISTY'S

STORY AND ANNABELLE'S

STORY, YOU'RE GOING TO

NEED A TICKET.

AND "MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN"

OPENS IN THEATERS TODAY,

MARCH 16th, JUST IN TIME

FOR EASTER.

AND, CHRISTY, THANK YOU

FOR THIS.

THIS HAS BEEN A REAL

ENCOURAGEMENT TO ME, AND I

KNOW IT WILL BE AN

ENCOURAGEMENT FOR ANYBODY

GOING THROUGH STRUGGLES,

CAN YOU LOOK TO SEE HOW

GOD IS GOING TO REVEAL

THIS GLORY.

IT'S A WONDERFUL MESSAGE.

> WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK

WITH MORE OF "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE" RIGHT AFTER

THIS.

Gordon: CHRISTIANITY

IS ON THE RISE IN CHINA,

AND PEOPLE LIKE TIAN CHIN

ARE A BIG REASON WHY.

SHE IS BOLDLY TELLING

FOLKS ABOUT THE GOSPEL,

THANKS TO A LITTLE HELP

FROM "SUPERBOOK."

Terry: TIAN CHIN IS A

CHRISTIAN AT A SCHOOL IN

CHINA, WHERE MOST STUDENTS

ARE ATHEISTS AND MUSLIMS.

WE ARE TAUGHT THAT

THERE REALLY IS NO GOD,

BUT THAT HAS NEVER STOPPED

ME FROM BELIEVING IN THE

GOD AT THE ADVISORIES, AND UNIVERSE, AND

HOW HE GAVE HIS OWN BLOOD

TO SAVE US.

I WANT MY CLASSMATES TO BE

BLESSED AND SAVED, LIKE I

AM.

BUT SOMETIMES WHEN I

SHARE, THEY TELL ME I'M IN

A CULT AND THAT I AM

LYING.

ONE TIME A BOY MOCKED MY

FAITH AND I CRIED.

Terry: FOR A MONTH,

TIAN CHIN STOPPED GOING TO

CHURCH AND WAS AFRAID TO

SHARE THE GOSPEL.

THEN SHE HAD A TALK WITH

HER DAD AND REMEMBERED AN

EPISODE OF "SUPERBOOK" SHE

HAD SEEN.

"SUPERBOOK" TAUGHT ME

LOTS OF PRINCIPLES ABOUT

LIFE.

AND THAT MADE ME WANT TO

DO THINGS GOD'S WAY AND

PLEASE HIM.

PLUS I FOUND OUT THAT

CHRIS AND JOY ARE JUST

LIKE ME.

Terry: TIAN CHIN

LEARNED SHE HAD TO LOVE

HER ENEMIES, SO SHE

STARTED PRAYING FOR THE

STUDENTS WHO HURT HER

FEELINGS.

AND WHEN SHE FOUND OUT

THERE WAS GOING TO BE A

"SUPERBOOK" PARTY AT

CHURCH, SHE INVITED HER

CLASSMATES.

THEY ALL CAME AND FOUND

IT VERY INTERESTING.

Terry: AFTER

"SUPERBOOK" WAS SHOWN,

TIAN CHIN'S SUNDAY SCHOOL

TEACHER ASKED IF THERE WAS

ANYONE WHO WANTED TO KNOW

MORE ABOUT JESUS, AND SOME

OF HER CLASSMATES STOOD

UP.

I HAD NEVER BEEN TO

CHURCH BEFORE, SO THIS IS

THE FIRST TIME I LEARNED

ABOUT JESUS.

I LEARNED ABOUT HOW JESUS

COULD CHANGE MY LIFE.

NOW I WANT TO WATCH

MORE "SUPERBOOK."

HAVING MY CLASSMATES

KNOW JESUS IS LIKE SAVING

THEIR LIVES.

IT MAKES ME SO HAPPY.

"SUPERBOOK" IS

FANTASTIC.

MY WISH IS THAT MORE AND

MORE CHILDREN IN CHINA

WILL WATCH IT AND KNOW THE

LORD JESUS, AND THAT

EVERYONE AROUND THE WORLD

WILL ACCEPT GOD.

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TERRY?

Terry: PICTURE THIS:

BLIZZARD CONDITIONS HI UP

ON A MOUNTAIN, WITH A

WINDCHILL FACTOR OF

NEGATIVE 30°.

FOR MIKE AND MATTHEW

WALSH, THAT IS PERFECT

SNOWBOARDING WEATHER.

THEY CLIMBED UP A HILL

LOOKING FOR AN AFTERNOON

OF FUN, BUT SOON AFTER

THEY WERE PRAYING JUST TO

MAKE IT DOWN ALIVE.

ALL OF A SUDDEN

EVERYTHING STARTS TO LET

GO, THE LEDGE AND

EVERYTHING.

BY THIS TIME I HAD LOST MY

SIGHT OF MATT.

AND I COULDN'T SEE MY HAND

IN FRONT OF MY FACE,

THINKING HE IS DEAD.

Reporter: MICHAEL

WALSH AND HIS YOUNGER

BROTHER, MATT, THOUGHT

THEY FOUND THE PERFECT

SPORT FOR SNOWBOARDING IN

WYOMING.

THEY PARKED MICHAEL'S

TRUCK AND CLIMBED TO THE

STEEPEST POINT, NEVER

THINKING ABOUT AVALANCHE

DANGER.

IT IS BASICALLY A SNOW

CLIFF THAT BUILDS UP WITH

ALL OF THE WIND.

IT CURLS AND CURLS AND

CURLS AND BUILDS A BIG

LEDGE.

WE WERE SITTING RIGHT ON

THE EDGE OF IT.

THE ORIGINAL PLAN WAS WE

WERE BOTH GOING TO GO DOWN

AT THE SAME TIME.

I DON'T KNOW WHY I CHANGED

THE PLAN.

HE WAS ALREADY STRAPPED

IN, AND I HAD ONE BINDING

STRAPPED IN BY THIS TIME.

I LOOKED OVER AT HIM, AND

I WAS, LIKE, HEY, MATT,

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

Reporter: HIS

BLOTTERBROTHER, MATT, JUMPED OFF

THE SLOPE AND TRIGGERED A

MASSIVE AVALANCHE.

ALL YOU HEARD WAS POP,

POP, POP.

IT SOUNDED LIKE A FREIGHT

TRAIN.

Reporter: MATT SLID

HUNDREDS OF FEET DOWN THE

MOUNTAIN, CAUGHT IN THE

AVALANCHE.

THE WALL OF SNOW BEHIND

HIM HIT HARD, BURYING HIM

UNDER THREE FEET OF

HEAVY-PACKED SNOW.

MICHAEL LOOKED ON

HELPLESSLY.

I DIDN'T SEE NO SIGNS

OF HIM, NOTHING.

THERE WAS JUST ROCKS AND

SAGE BRUSH, AND DIRT

KICKED UP FROM THE GROUND,

FROM OUT OF THE SNOW.

TO SEE HIM DISAPPEAR AND I

COULDN'T STOP IT, THAT WAS

VERY HARD.

Reporter: MICHAEL HAD

A DECISION TO MAKE: RUN TO

HIS TRUCK TO CALL

SEARCH-AND-RESCUE, OR TRY

TO FIND HIS BROTHER ON HIS

OWN.

IF I WENT AND LOOKED

FIRST, THERE WAS NO WAY I

WAS GETTING BACK UP THAT

HILL BY MYSELF TO CALL

SEARCSEARCH-AND-RESCUE AGAIN.

SO I JUST CRIED OUT TO

GOD.

I SAID, GOD, WHAT DO I DO.

AND I HEARD HIM AS LOUD AS

YOU'RE TALKING TO ME, GO

FIND YOUR BROTHER.

I HAD NEVER HEARD GOD TO

SPEAK TO ME LIKE THAT

BEFORE, AND IT ROCKED ME.

Reporter: HE RAN DOWN

THE HILL, FRANTICALLY

CALLING HIS BROTHER'S

NAME.

AS SOON AS I GET ON TO

THE SLIDE AREA, WHERE IT

ALL SETTLED, IT WAS JUST

DESTRUCTION.

AND NO SIGN.

I'M LOOKING FOR A HAT, HIS

HAND, SOMETHING STICKING

OUT OF THE SNOW.

NOTHING.

AND THEN I STARTED TO

SECOND GUESS MYSELF.

WAS THAT REALLY GOD

TELLING ME TO GO FIND MY

BROTHER.

THERE WAS NO WAY I WAS

GOING TO FIND HIM.

THERE WAS NOTHING, NO SIGN

OF HIM.

AND THEN I FINALLY CAME TO

A POINT WHERE I JUST KIND

OF LIKE GAVE UP.

IT SOUNDS TERRIBLE TO GIVE

UP, BUT I COULDN'T SEE ANY

SIGN OF HIM.

Reporter: MATT LAID

BURIED DEEP IN THE HEAVY

SNOW, UNABLE TO MOVE.

RUNNING OUT OF AIR AND

HOPE.

RIGHT WHEN I REALIZED I

WAS BURIED AND THERE WAS

NO WAY I WAS MOVING MY

BODY, I WAS CERTAIN I WAS

GOING TO DIE.

AT THAT POINT I HA HADN'T

GIVEN UP, I'M TRYING TO

GET UP, BUT I KNEW I WAS

GOING TO DIE.

Reporter: AS HE LAID

THERE, HE FELT GOD'S

PRESENCE.

THE PEACE I FELT WAS

AMAZING.

I WOULD SAY IT WAS HIM

WITH ME AT THE MOMENT.

I WAS READY.

I KNEW WHERE I WAS GOING.

I WASN'T SCARED.

Reporter: HE HEARD

GOD SPEAK TO HIM AND

REMIND HIM OF A PROPHECY

GIVEN TO MATT'S MOTHER

WHEN SHE NEARLY MISCARRIED

WHEN HE WAS A BABY.

BUT THAT HE WOULD DO GREAT

THINGS.

I THOUGHT, HE IS GOING

TO RESCUE ME.

HE IS GOING TO SAVE ME.

IT'S NOT GOING TO STOP

HERE.

HE STILL HAS A PLAN AND

PURPOSE FOR MY LIFE.

Reporter: MATT SAYS

HOPE PROPELLED HIM TO

ACTION.

HE HAD AN AIR POCKET NEAR

HIS FACE, AND HE WAS ABLE

TO DIG ONE ARM NEAR THE

SURFACE.

MEANWHILE, MICHAEL STOOD

DIRECTLY ABOVE HIM,

UNAWARE OF HIS LOCATION.

I'M PRETTY MUCH ABOUT

TO FALL TO MY KNEES AND

LOSE ALL HOPE, AND I

DECIDED TO LOOK ONE MORE

TIME.

THE WIND IS BLOWING

60 MILES PER HOUR, SO WHEN

YOU'RE WEARING A HOOD AND

A HAT, YOU CAN'T HEAR VERY

WELL.

AND EVERYTHING GOES DEAD

SILENT, AND I HEAR, MIKE,

I'M FINE.

THERE IS NO WAY I SHOULD

HAVE HEARD HIM WITH HOW

HARD THE WIND IS BLOWING.

I TURN AND TAKE A STEP

BACK, AND I LOOK UNDER MY

LEFT FOOT, I SEE A HOLE

THE SIZE OF A BASEBALL.

I DUG ABOUT TWO FEET, AND

I THOUGHT, I'M CRAZY, THAT

WASN'T REALLY HIM.

I KEPT DIGGING AND

DIGGING, AND I COULD SEE

THE OAKLEY SYMBOL ON HIS

JACKET THAT I HAD JUST

BOUGHT HIM ABOUT A WEEK

BEFORE THAT.

I DUG TO HIS FACE, AND I

COULD SEE HE WAS BASICALLY

STILL ALIVE AND OKAY.

I STARTED CRYING LIKE A

BABY.

I WAS JUST SO HAPPY AND SO

SCARED ALL AT THE SAME

TIME.

Reporter: HE SPENT

THE NEXT HALF HOUR DIGGING

MATT OUT OF WHAT COULD

HAVE BEEN A SNOWY GRAVE.

THEY SAY IT WAS ONLY BY

GOD'S GRACE THAT THEY MADE

IT OUT ALIVE.

HE LED ME RIGHT TO THE

SPOT WHERE MATT WAS.

I HAD NO IDEA WHICH

DIRECTION HE WAS BECAUSE

OF THE WAY IT SWEPT HIM.

TO LEAD ME DEAD CENTER ON

TOP OF HIM, THAT'S NOT

COINCIDENCE.

EVERYTHING FELL WHO PLACE

JUST PERFECT.

GOD MET ME THERE AND HELD

MY HAND ALL THE WAY DOWN

THERE, AND KEPT ME SAFE

AND HIM SAFE.

I THINK I SURVIVED

BECAUSE GOD HAS A BIGGER

PLAN FOR MY LIFE.

HE HAS BIG THINGS IN STORE

FOR ME, AND I DON'T THINK

HE WAS GOING TO LET THAT

BE FOILED BY AN AVALANCHE.

IT WASN'T HIS WILL.

I'M DEFINITELY VERY

THANKFUL THAT GOD WOULD

RESCUE ME FROM THIS, THAT

HE WOULD WORK IT OUT IN A

WAY THAT WE BOTH WOULD

COME OUT OKAY.

DEFINITELY THE SCARIEST

THING I EVER HAD HAPPEN TO

ME IN MY LIFE.

WATCHING MY BEST FRIEND

AND THINKING, HE'S DEAD,

THERE IS NO WAY I'M EVER

GOING TO FIND HIM.

AND THEN HAVING THE LORD

JUST MEET ME THERE ON THAT

HILL AND BE THERE WITH ME

THE WHOLE TIME.

HE WAS THERE, AND HE HEARS

YOUR PRAYERS IN YOUR TIME

OF NEED.

Terry: HE IS WITH US

ALL THE TIME.

AND HE IS ALWAYS THERE

RIGHT AT OUR POINT OF

NEED.

I HOPE THAT WAS HOPE AND

FAITH-BUILDING FOR YOU.

BECAUSE WE'RE GOING TO

PRAYEPRAY FOR YOU IN A FEW

MINUTES.

STARLING FROM LAS VEGAS

WAS SUFFERING FROM SEVERE

PAIN IN HER LEFT ARM.

DOCTORS WERE CONCERNED SHE

HAD MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS.

AND ONE DAY SHE WAS

WATCHING A PRAYER ON HER

CBN APP, AND AT THAT

MOMENT SHE STARTED TO PRAY

AND IMMEDIATELY THE PAIN

LEFT HER ARM.

Gordon: AND HERE IS

ONE FROM ABILENE, TEXAS.

IRENE'S ARM WAS HURTING SO

BAD IT CAUSED HER TO STAY

AWAKE AT NIGHT.

ONE DAY SHE HEARD TERRY

GIVE A WORD OF KNOWLEDGE

ABOUT SOMEONE WITH PAIN ON

BOTH SIDES OF HER NECK.

IRENE CLAIMED THAT WORD

FOR HERSELF, AND WHEN SHE

DID, THE PAIN WENT AWAY,

AND THE PROBLEM HAS NOT

RETURNED.

LET'S PRAY RIGHT NOW.

LET'S BELIEVE GOD.

LET HIM BE YOUR VERY

PRESENT HELP IN TIME OF

NEED.

REALIZE WHATEVER HAS

HAPPENED TO YOU HAS

HAPPENED SO THAT THE GLORY

OF THE LORD WOULD BE

REVEALED IN YOU.

LET'S PRAY.

LORD, WE JUST COME TO YOU,

AND WE COME WITH THE NEEDS

OF THOSE WHO ARE PRAYING

RIGHT NOW, THOSE WHO ARE

CRYING OUT FOR A MIRACLE.

AND YOUR WORD SAYS IF WE

ASK IN YOUR NAME, THE

FATHER WILL DO IT.

SO THAT YOU MAY BE

GLORIFIED.

SO, LORD, REVEAL YOUR

GLORY IN THESE PEOPLE'S

LIVES TODAY.

WHATEVER THE NEED,

FINANCIAL, WITH THEIR

FAMILY, WITH MARRIAGE,

WITH HEALING IN THROUGH

BODY -- YOU ARE THE ANSWER

TO EVERY HUMAN NEED.

SO STRETCH FORTH YOUR HAND

AND DO WONDERS NOW.

AND WE ASK IT IN JESUS'

NAME.

AMEN.

Terry: AMEN.

Gordon: THAT'S ALL OF

THE TIME WE HAVE.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THIS

WONDERFUL VERSE FROM

PSALMS: "O LORD, MY GOD, I

CRIED OUT TO YOU AND YOU

HEALED ME."

DO THAT.

REALIZE HE WANTS TO HEAL

YOU.

HE WANTS TO BLESS YOU.

HE WANTS TO BE GLORIFIED

IN YOU.

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