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700 Club Interactive - Forgiving Others - July 14, 2016

One woman struggles to forgive the man who killed her daughter and tried to kill her grandson. Read Transcript


SHARIKA HAS BEEN SHOT,

SHE'S IN SURGERY, AND

THEY'RE TAKING THE BABY BY

CESAREAN SECTION.

Gordon: A MOTHER

CONFRONTS THE MAN WHO

KILLED HER DAUGHTER.

HE WAS ALMOST LIKE A

DR. JECKELL AND MR. HYDE.

FORGIVENESS IS A CHOICE,

AND SOMETIMES I HAD TO

MAKE THAT CHOICE THOUSANDS

OF TIMES A DAY.

Gordon: ON TODAY'S

"700 CLUB INTERACTIVE."

> GOOD MORNING AND

WELCOME TO THE SHOW.

DALLAS POLICE CHIEF DAVID

BROWN RECENTLY URGED YOUNG

BLACK MEN WHO FEARED

POLICE TO BECOME PART OF

THE SOLUTION.

PROTESTS HAVE ROCKED THE

CITY OF DALLAS, AND

SUSPECTED SNIPER, MICAH

XAVIER JOHNSON, GUNNED

DOWN FIVE OFFICERS AND

WOUNDED NINE OTHERS IN AN

ANTI-POLICE RALLY LAST

WE'RE.

AND CHIEF BROWN WANTS

PROTESTORS TO KNOW HE HAS

JOBS FOR THEP.

TAKTHEM.

TAKE A LOOK.

SERVE YOUR COMMUNITY.

DON'T BE A PART OF THE

PROBLEM.

WE'RE HIRING.

WE'RE HIRING.

Gordon: THAT'S A

WONDERFUL MESSAGE: WE'RE

HIRING; YOU CAN BE PART OF

THE SOLUTION.

CHIEF BROWN SAID HE

DECIDED -- HE IS TALKING

OUT OF EXPERIENCE -- THAT

HE DECIDED TO GET INTO LAW

ENFORCEMENT BACK IN 1983

AFTER HE WATCHED HIS

FRIENDS GET CAUGHT UP IN

THE CRACK COCAINE

EPIDEMIC.

AND RECENTLY PEOPLE WENT

TO LINE UP TO UP TO HUG AND

THANK DALLAS POLICE

OFFICERS.

AND THE FREE HUG PROJECT

IS AN INITIATIVE THAT

SPREADS LOVE, INSPIRES

CHANGE, AND RAISES

AWARENESS OF SOCIAL ISSUES

THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA.

THE FOUNDER BELIEVES THAT

A FRIENDLY EMBRACE WILL

PUT A SMILE ON YOUR FACE.

HE WAS INSPIRED AFTER THE

DEVASTATION OF THE 2013

BOMBING OF THE BOSTON

MARATHON.

HE WANTED TO PARTICIPATE

IN THE NEXT RACE BUT

FAILED TO QUALIFY.

HE DECIDED TO GO ANYWAY

AND PROVIDE FREE HUGS TO

RUNNERS AS AN

ENCOURAGEMENT.

IF YOU WANT TO LEARN MORE,

GO TO

freehugsproject.com.

AN OFFICER MAKING

HEADLINES IS OFFICER TOMMY

NOR MAN.

NORMAN.

OFFICER NORMMA NORMAN IS AN

18-YEAR VETERAN IN

ARKANSAS, AND HE HAS

PATROLLED SOME OF THE

TOUGHEST NEIGHBORHOODS,

AND HE HAS VIDEO AFTER

VIDEO OF HIM HANGING OUT

IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THAT

HE SERVES.

HE COLLECTS FOOD AND TOYS

AND HANDS THEM OUT TO KIDS

WHILE HE IS ON PATROL.

HE BELIEVES INSTEAD OF

DRIVING UP AND DOWN THE

STREETS IN A SQUAD CAR,

THE POLICE SHOULD GET OUT

AND GET TO KNOW THE PEOPLE

THEY SERVE.

HE SAYS, SIT ON THEIR

PORCH AND TALK, PLAY WITH

THEM, EAT WITH THEM, LEARN

THEIR STORY.

EVERYONE HAS A STORY.

EVERY CHILD, EVERY FAMILY.

HERE IS A VIDEO OF OFFICER

NORMAN TALKING TO ONE

LOCAL FAMILY.

SOMEBODY JUST CREEPED

UP -- I TOLD THEM NOT TO

CREEP UP ON THE POLICE.

[LAUGHTER]

I SEE YOU ON CHANNEL

FOX 15.

ARE YOU JEALOUS BECAUSE

YOU WASN'T ON TV?

YES.

>I'M YOUR BESTFRIEND.

YEAH, YOU ARE MY BEST

FRIEND, BUT WHEN WAS THE

LAST TIME I HAD SEEN YOU.

[LAUGHTER]

THIS IS HOW IT WORKS:

I'M OVER HERE IN NORTH

LITTLE ROCK, AND MU MY BUDDY

CREEPS UP ON ME WITH AN

ATTITUDE.

WE HAVE TO TALK.

WHO IS YOUR BEST FRIEND?

YOU.

WHO DO YOU LOVE?

YOU.

Gordon: THAT'S A

WONDERFUL WAY TO DO POLICE

WORK.

> WHEN RAPPER THE GAME

AND HIS SON RESEARCHED

GOOD COP, THE TWO LANDED

ON OFFICER NORMAN.

AND THEY SET UP A GO FUND

ME PAGE TO HELP HIM GIVE

BACK TO HIS COMMUNITY.

TOMMY SAYS IT DOESN'T DO

IT FOR THE ATTENTION.

HE SAYS, WHAT DO I SAY?

WHAT DO I DO?

AS I TYPE THIS, I LOOK

INTO THE SKY AND THANK THE

MAN ABOVE FOR MY HEART TO

SERVE.

BUT CAN I BE HONEST?

I DON'T SEE WHAT YOU SEE?

I DON'T SEE THE AMAZEMENT.

BEING ON THE INSIDE

LOOKING OUT AND GIVING OF

MY HEART AND SOUL FOR SO

MANY YEARS, IT'S JUST PART

OF LIFE FOR ME.

TO GRAB THE WORLD'S

ATTENTION?

NO WAY.

A SINCERE THANK YOU TO

"THE GAME" AND HIS SON FOR

HAVING FAITH IN MY MISSION

AND THE DREAM TO SERVE THE

WORLD.

OFFICER TOMMY NORMAN,

CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU.

I THINK YOU'RE A MODEL FOR

ALL OF US, OF HOW TO GET

INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY,

HOW TO REACH OUT TO THOSE

IN NEED, AND HAVE A HEART

OF SERVICE.

IT IS A WONDERFUL THING HE

IS DOING.

> IN EL PASO, TEXAS, AND

AEVANGELIST IAN EVANGELIST IS SHOWING

UNCONDITIONAL LOVE.

HE IS PUTTING UP

BILLBOARDS THAT SAY,, "JUST

KEEP PRAYING."

AND THERE IS AN EMERGENCY

PRAYER DRIVE THROUGH.

THAT IS AN INNOVATIVE

DRIVE-THROUGH.

HE WAITS FOR PEOPLE WHO

NEED A WORD OF

ENCOURAGEMENT OR PRAYER.

AND HE SAYS, THAT'S THE

CALL IN MY LIFE.

PEOPLE ARE IN NEED OF

MIRACLES.

EVERY DAY PEOPLE ARE IN

NEED OF PRAYER.

HE DOESN'T CHARGE FOR

PRAYERS, BUT WELCOMES

DONATIONS AND VOLUNTEERS

WHO WANT TO PRAY WITH HIM.

HERE ARE SOME IDEAS FOR

U.WYOU.

WE JUST WANT TO TRIGGER

YOUR IMAGINATION.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO BRING

ABOUT RECONCILIATION?

HOW CAN YOU BE A PART OF

IT?

CAN YOU GO INTO AN INNER

CITY SCHOOL AND SAY, WHAT

ARE THE NEEDS HERE OF THE

CHILDREN IN THIS

CLASSROOM?

HOW CAN I HELP THEM?

CAN YOU REACH OUT TO YOUR

LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENT?

IT CAN BE AS SIMPLE AS,

CAN I COME OVER HERE AND

HUG YOU GUYS AND JUST

THANK YOU FOR YOUR

SERVICE?

POLICE OFFICERS LIVE IN A

CLIMATE WHERE THEIR LIVES

ARE AT RISK EVERY SINGLE

DAY, AND THEY NEED TO KNOW

THAT PEOPLE IN THEIR

COMMUNITY SUPPORT THEM.

THEY'VE BEEN PAINTED WITH

A VERY BAD BRUSH THESE

DAYS, AND WE NEED TO

RECOGNIZE THAT THEY'RE

SERVING US AND THEY'RE

HELPING US.

AND WITHOUT THE POLICE,

THINGS WOULD GET VERY BAD

IN AMERICA.

> WELL, WE ARE "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE," AND WE LOVE

TO HEAR FROM YOU, AND WE

RECEIVED A LOT OF COMMENT

ABOUT THIS TOPIC ON OUR

Facebook PAGE.

ANNETTE SAYS, "I'M

STANDING IN AGREEMENT WITH

YOU ALL.

SOFTEN OUR HEARTS, LORD,

STRENGTHEN OUR WILL TO

FOLLOW YOU.

FILL OUR HEARTS WITH THE

DESIRE FOR YOU ABOVE ALL

OTHERS.

HEAL OUR NATION AND BRING

A SENSE OF COMMUNITY AND

PEACE.

ALL THESE THINGS I TRUST

TO YOU ALONE."

HERE IS ANOTHER ONE COMING

IN FROM NINA, "FORGIVE ALL

OF OUR SINS, LORD, CLEANSE

OUR DEFILED HEARTS, AND

GIVE US A MIND OF PEACE

AND NOT HATRED.

COVER AND UNIFY US UNDER

THE PRECIOUS BLOOD OF

CHRIST."

IF YOU OR YOUR COMMUNITY

NEEDS PRAYER, ALL YOU HAVE

TO DO IS CALL US.

THE NUMBER IS ON THE

SCREEN: 1-888-777-1999.

AND IF YOU'D LIKE TO SEE

US -- IF YOU LIKE WHAT YOU

SEE HERE, ALL YOU HAVE TO

DO IS CHECK OUT OUR

WEBSITE,

700clubinteractive.com,

WHERE YOU CAN WATCH ALL OF

THE SHOWS ONLINE.

AND YOU CAN SEND US PRAYER

REQUESTS OR PRAISE REPORTS

AND ASK A QUESTION THAT

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YOU CAN ALSO CONNECT WITH

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ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS LOOK

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INTERACTIVE."

COMING UP, SHARIKA ADAMS

WAS ABOUT TO BECOME A

MOTHER WHEN THE

UNTHINKABLE HAPPENED.

9-1-1.

I'VE BEEN SHOT.

WHERE ARE YOU AT?

I'M EIGHT MONTHS

PREGNANT.

HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?

I WAS FOLLOWING MY

BABY'S DADDY, RAE CARRUTH.

Gordon: STAY TUNED

FOR AN INCREDIBLE STORY OF

FORGIVENESS, WHEN WE COME

BACK.

Gordon: ON

NOVEMBER 16th OF 1999,

SON DRDRA ADAMS WAS LOOKING

FORWARD TO THE BIRTH OF

HER GRANDCHILD.

HER DAUGHTER WAS EIGHT

MONTHS PREGNANT AND ALSO

EXPECTING A MARRIAGE

PROPOSAL FROM HER

BOYFRIEND.

THAT PROPOSAL NEVER CAME.

THE SUMMER, I BELIEVE,

OF 1997, MY DAUGHTER

CALLED ME TO SAY SHE MET

THIS FANTASTIC GUY.

RAE CARRUTH, WHO WAS

PLAYING FOR THE CAROLINA

PANTHERS AT THE TIME.

SHE WAS INSTANTLY

INFATUATED WITH HIM.

HE HAD A GREAT SMILE, AND

HE WAS JUST OUTGOING AND

FUN-LOVING.

I HAD NO REASON NOT TO

LIKE HIM.

BUT HE WAS NOT THE PERSON

THAT SHE THOUGHT HE WAS.

HE WAS MORE OF A LADIES'

MAN.

BY THE TIME THAT SHE FOUND

OUT THAT SHE WAS PREGNANT,

THEIR RELATIONSHIP WAS

VERY TUMULTUOUS.

HE WAS ALMOST LIKE A DR.

JECKELL AND MR. HYDE KIND

OF GUY.

HE SEEMED TO BE REALLY

EXCITED AT FIRST, BUT THEN

HE TOLD HER HE DIDN'T WANT

TO START HAVING A LOT OF

CHILDREN ILLEGITIMATELY.

HE ALREADY HAD ONE SON,

AND HE WASN'T THERE FOR

HIM.

SHASHARIKA ALWAYS WANTED TO

BE A MOM.

SHE WAS NOT GOING TO HAVE

AN ABORTION.

NOVEMBER 16, THIS WAS

GOING TO BE THEIR FIRST

OFFICIAL DATE AS A COUPLE

AGAIN.

SHE REALLY THOUGHT THAT

THE RELATIONSHIP WAS

TAKING A STEP FORWARD.

SHE EVEN HAD IN THE BACK

OF HER MIND, I THINK, MOM,

HE MIGHT EVEN ASK ME TO

MARRY HIM TONIGHT.

9-1-1.

I'VE BEEN SHOT.

WHERE ARE YOU AT?

I'M EIGHT MONTHS

PREGNANT.

HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?

I WAS FOLLOWING MY

BABY'S DADDY, RAE CARRUTH.

HE IS A FOOTBALL PLAYER.

WHERE IS HE AT?

SHE WAS IN THE CAR IN

FRONT OF ME.

I THINK HE DID IT.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO

THINK.

I DON'T REMEMBER

GETTING DRESSED.

I DON'T REMEMBER DRIVING.

I JUST REMEMBER SHOWING UP

AND BEING AT THE HOSPITAL.

WHEN I GOT THERE AND RAY

WASN'T THERE, MY INITIAL

REACTION WAS HE DOESN'T

KNOW.

I'M CALLING HIM AND PAGING

HIM, TELLING HIM SHARIKA

HAS BEEN SHOT.

SHE'S IN SURGERY.

THEY'RE TAKING THE BABY BY

CESAREAN SECTION.

YOU NEED TO GET HERE AS

QUICKLY AS YOU CAN.

I JUST REMEMBER WAITING

HOURS.

AND WHEN HE DID SHOW UP,

HE SHOWED UP WITH ANOTHER

COUPLE AND A ANOTHER

WOMAN.

AND MY HEART JUST SANK.

NOT ONCE DID HE ASK ME HOW

SHE WAS DOING?

NOT ONCE DID HE ASK ME,

DID MY SON MAKE IT?

OR, HOW IS MY SON?

I REMEMBER THAT LONG WALK

TO THE NEONATAL UNIT.

AND WHEN I SAW CHANCELLOR,

HE WAS JUST THE MOST

PRECIOUS SIGHT.

HE HAD ALL OF THE LITTLE

TUBES ALL OVER HIM AND

EVERYTHING, BUT HE WAS

JUST BEAUTIFUL.

THE DOCTORS GAVE US SUCH A

GRIM PROGNOSIS, THAT WITH

THE CEREBRAL PALSY, THAT

EVERY PART OF HIS BRAIN

HAD BEEN AFFECTED.

ALL ALONG I KNEW AND I

HELD ON TO MY FAITH THAT

GOD IS IN CONTROL OF THIS.

WHO SHOT 24-YEAR-OLD

SHARIKA ADAMS AROUND 12:30

TUESDAY MORNING.

POLICE SAY SHE WAS

TRAVELLING TOWARDS TOWN

WHEN FOUR SHOTS WERE FIRED

INTO HER DRIVER'S SIDE

WINDOW.

IT IS INCONCEIVABLE TO

US HOW ANYONE COULD COMMIT

THE COWARDLY DEEDS THAT

HAVE LEFT HIM FIGHTING FOR

THEIR LIVES.

THE MAN THEY MOST WANT

TO TALK TO, HER BOYFRIEND,

RAE CARRUTH, SO FAR HAS

DECLINED TO BE INTERVIEWED

BY POLICE.

IT IS OUR HOPE AND

BELIEF THAT ALL OF THE

PERSONS RESPONSIBLE FOR

BRINGING OUR CHILD AND

GRANDCHILD TO THE BRINK OF

DEATH WOULD BE BROUGHT TO

JUSTICE WITH SWIFTNESS AND

CERTAINTY.

THE DOCTOR HAD TO

INDUCE A COMA.

FOR 28 DAYS SHE FOUGHT.

WE HAD TO MAKE A DECISION.

IT WAS A DIFFICULT

DECISION, BUT IT WAS ONE

THAT I MADE WITH PEACE.

KNOWING THAT I STILL HAD

SHARIKA WITH ME THROUGH

CHANCELLOR.

HER LEGACY IS LIVING ON.

HER LIVING WON'T BE IN

VAIN, AND NEELT NEITHER WILL HE

DEATH.

HOMICIDE INVESTIGATORS

RECEIVED INFORMATION ON

DECEMBER 15th, 1999,

THAT RAE CARRUTH WAS

STAYING IN A MOTEL.

THEY SAW HIM HIDING IN

THE TRUNK OF A CAR IN THE

MOTEL PARKING LOT.

THE TRIUMPH WAS NOT

ABOUT SHARIKA.

IT WAS ABOUT RAY AND HIS

LASCIVIOUS LIFESTYLE.

SOMEONE LOST THEIR LIFE.

SHE WAS LOOKING SO FORWARD

TO TURNING 25.

THE PLANS AND ASPIRATIONS

THAT SHE HAD IN LIFE, AND

THE PLANS THAT SHE HAD FOR

HER CHILD WERE ALL JUST

SNUFFED OUT WITH THIS

HEINOUS CRIME.

THE REALLY WONDERFUL THING

IS THAT SHARIKA KEPT A

JOURNAL, A PREGNANCY

JOURNAL, AND SHE WROTE

DOWN SUCH DETAILED NOTES.

THERE WERE SEVERAL TIMES

IN HER JOURNAL SHE

MENTIONED HOW RAY PARKED

IN A REALLY REMOTE AREA.

SHE BELIEVES SOMEONE HAD

BEEN IN HER APARTMENT.

IT COINCIDED WITH WATKINS'

TESTIMONY ABOUT HOW HE HAD

TAKEN MONEY FROM RAY TO

SHOOT HER.

AND I REALLY SAY THAT

SHARIKA'S VOICE WAS REALLY

SPEAKING FROM THE GRAVE.

THE DEFENDANT RAE

CARRUTH IS GUILTY OF

DISARMING A FIRE, GUILTY

OF INTENT TO DESTROY AN

UNBORN CHILD, AND GUILTY

OF CONSPIRACY TO

COMMITMENT MURDER, AND NOT

GUILT OF FIRST-DEGREE

MURDER.

I TRULY BELIEVE THAT

FORGIVENESS IS A CHOICE.

IT'S NOT A FEELING.

AND SOMETIMES I HAD TO

MAKE THAT CHOICE THOUSANDS

OF TIMES A DAY.

I PRAY THAT HE COMES TO AN

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND A

REPENTANCE BECAUSE GOD CAN

USE HIS LIFE TO TOUCH SO

MANY MORE PEOPLE.

BUT IF HE NEVER DOES THAT,

IF HE NEVER ASKS ME TO

FORGIVE HIM, IT'S NOT

ABOUT HIM.

IT'S ABOUT CHANCELLOR.

I THINK HE HAS BEEN

SMILING SINCE HE WAS BORN.

HE EVEN HAD A SMILE THEN.

HE IS SO AMAZING.

ANYBODY AROUND ME, IF THEY

HAD DOUBTS OF IF THERE WAS

A GOD AND HOW GOOD GOD IS,

THEY COULD SEE IT THROUGH

CHANCELLOR.

HEY, MOMMY ANGEL.

HEY, YOU.

HE IS MY MIRACLE BOY.

GOD WAS RIGHT IN THE

MIDDLE OF ALL OF IT

BECAUSE HE WAS ABLE TO LET

SHARIKA DRIVE THAT CAR

AFTER SHE HAD BEEN SHOT,

WITH FOUR BULLETS IN HER.

SHE WAS BLOWING THE HORN

TO GET ATTENTION.

SHE WAS ABLE TO CALL FOR

HELP.

SHE WAS ABLE TO GET TO THE

HOSPITAL TO DELIVER THIS

BABY.

SHE WAS ABLE TO LIVE FOR

28 DAYS.

THAT WAS NOTHING BUT GOD

AND HIS ANGELS WORKING

OVER TIME.

HE SAYS THAT HE WILL NEVER

LEAVE US NOR FORSAKE US,

AND HE HAS NOT DONE.

I'M SO GRATEFUL.

SO GRATEFUL.

THEY DIDN'T BURY SHARIKA.

THEY PLANTED HER, SO SHE

IS STILL GROWING AND

GROWING AND GROWING.

Gordon: WHAT AN

AMAZING STORY OF

FORGIVENESS, AND ONE FOR

ALL OF US THESE DAYS.

WHEN YOU LOOK BACK AT THE

KILLINGS LAST WEEK, THE

KILLINGS OF POLICE

OFFICERS WHO WERE

ABSOLUTELY INNOCENT, AND

WHAT WAS GOING ON IN THAT

SHOOTER'S MIND?

WHY THE ANGER?

WHY THE RAGE?

WHY PICKING UP AN ASSAULT

WEAPON IS SOMEHOW GOING TO

SOLVE THE PROBLEM?

AND THEN YOU LOOK AT THE

KILLINGS IN BATON ROUGE

AND MINNEAPOLIS, AND WHERE

DO YOU GO WITH THAT.

HERE IS ONE WHERE IT IS A

TRAFFIC STOP, A BROKEN

TAIL LIGHT, AND IT ENDS UP

IN DEATH.

THE OTHER, SOMEONE IS

SELLING C.D.s ON THE

SIDE OF A CONVENIENCE

STORE, AND AGAIN ENDS IN

DEATH.

WHERE DO YOU GO WITH THESE

THINGS?

WELL, THERE IS ONE PLACE

YOU CAN GO.

YOU CAN GO TO HIM.

HERE IS SOMEONE WHO WHILE

HE IS BEING MURDERED,

WHILE HE IS BEING

TORTURED, WHILE HE IS

BEING CRUCIFIED, HE LOOKS

DOWN AND HE SAYS, "FATHER,

FORGIVE THEM FOR THEY KNOW

NOT WHAT THEY DO."

THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY

DO.

THEY HAVE NO IDEA OF THE

IMPACT THAT THEY HAVE ON

FAMILIES, OF THE YEARS AND

GRIEF AND SUFFERING THAT

THEY'RE CAUSING.

THEY HAVE NO IDEA.

LET'S GET THAT IN MIND,

WHERE WE, TOO, CAN WALK

FREE.

AND HERE IS THIS WONDERFUL

MOTHER SAYING, I NEED TO

FORGIVE.

EVEN IF HE NEVER ASKS FOR

FORGIVENESS.

EVEN IF HE NEVER SAYS, I

DID IT.

EVEN IF HE NEVER

ACKNOWLEDGES GOD.

EVEN IF HE NEVER DOES ANY

OF THOSE THINGS, I NEED TO

FORGIVE HIM BECAUSE OF

WHAT IT DOES FOR ME WHEN I

HOLD ON TO UNFORGIVENESS,

I HOLD ON TO BITTERNESS, I

HOLD ON TO ANGER.

WHAT WILL IT TURN ME INTO?

LET'S KEEP THES THING THESE THINGS IN

MIND TODAY.

WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND THAT

JESUS PROPHESIED OF A DAY

THAT WOULD COME AND

LAWLESSNESS WOULD ABOUND.

AND THE LOVE OF MANY WOULD

GROW COLD.

AND HOW DOES OUR LOVE GROW

COLD?

WHEN WE HAVE THAT KIND OF

UNFORGIVENESS IN OUR

HEARTS.

> WE ARE "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE," AND WE WANT

TO PRAY WITH YOU.

LINDA SAYS, "PLEASE PRAY

FOR GOD TO RESTORE MY LIFE

AND GIVE ME A NEW HEART TO

FORGIVE MY MOTHER.

I'M HAVING A HARD TIME

FORGIVING AND LETTING GO."

FOR MATTHEW, "I'M ANGRY AT

EVERYTHING GOING ON AROUND

THE WORLD.

IT IS HARD TO SIT IDLY BY

AND NOT ACT OUT IN RAGE OR

ANGER.

PLEASE PRAY FOR ME AND

OTHERS WHO FEEL THE SAME

WAY."

AND LISA WRITES, "I'M

STILL MOURNING THE LOSS OF

MY MARRIAGE.

I DIDN'T WANT THE DIVORCE

EIGHT YEARS AGO, AND I'M

STILL LONELY AND IT STILL

HURTS.

I NEED TO LET GO AND MOVE

FORWARD.

PLEASE PRAY FOR ME."

LET'S PRAY, AND LET'S PRAY

FOR YOU AS WELL.

LORD, WE LIFT THESE NEEDS

TO YOU.

AND, LORD, WE JUST

ACKNOWLEDGE RIGHT NOW THAT

WE DON'T HAVE THE CAPACITY

TO FORGIVE THE WAY YOU

FORGAVE.

SO, LORD, GIVE US THIS.

ENLARGE OUR HEARTS SO WE

CAN MOVE ON, AND MOVE ON

IN LOVE AND COMPASSION AND

FORGIVENESS.

SO FOR ANYONE RIGHT NOW

WHO HAS HURT US, FOR

ANYONE WHO IS OPPRESSING,

WE JUST ASK THAT YOU WOULD

ENABLE US TO FORGIVE THEM

AND TO SET THEM FREE.

AND IN THAT PROCESS, SET

OURSELVES FREE.

LORD, LET YOUR RULE, LET

YOUR KINGDOM, COME TO

AMERICA ONCE AGAIN, THAT

WE WOULD ONCE AGAIN BE ONE

NATION UNDER GOD, IN

INDEVISIBLE, WE LIBERTY

AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.

DO IT, LORD, FOR WE ASK IT

IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

AND AMEN.

IF YOU NEED PRAYER, WE'RE

HERE FOR YOU.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS PICK

UP THE PHONE AND CALL:

1-888-777-1999.

> STILL TO COME, A

SINGLE FATHER WITH THREE

MOUTHS TO FEED.

TIMES WERE TIGHT, AND I

JUST STOPPED TO GET A LOAF

OF BREAD.

THAT'S ALL THAT WAS ON MY

MIND, A LOAF OF BREAD.

Gordon: FIND OUT HOW

HE GOT THE HELP HE NEEDED

Gordon: FRANK WILSON

NEEDED EXTRA HELP JUST

FEEDING HIS FAMILY.

SO HE VISITED A FOOD

PANTRY, WHERE HE GOT MUCH

MORE THAN GROCERIES.

TAKE A LOOK.

Reporter: FRANK

WILSON ENJOYS DAYS AT THE

BALLPARK WITH HIS DAUGHTER

AND SON.

THIS SINGLE FATHER MAKES

EVERY GAME A PRIORITY

BECAUSE HE KNOWS FIRSTHAND

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING

THERE FOR HIS KIDS.

MY FATHER, HE WAS NOT

AROUND.

AND I ALWAYS PROMISED

MYSELF GROWING UP THAT I

WOULD NEVER BE LIKE MY

FATHER.

Reporter: FRANK OWNS

A SMALL BUSINESS, CLEANING

AND DETAILING NEW HOMES.

WORK WAS STEADY UNTIL THE

ECONOMIC CRISIS HIT A FEW

YEARS AGO, AND JOBS CAME

TO A SUDDEN HALT.

MY BUSINESS WASN'T

ACCOMPLISHING AS MUCH AS I

WANTED IT TO.

THERE WERE MANY, MANY

WEEKS WHEN I DID NOT HAVE

A PAYCHECK COMING IN.

Reporter: WHILE

DRIVING HOME ONE DAY,

FRANK SAW A SIGN OFFERING

FREE BREAD IN FRONT OF

"OPERATION BLESSING"

PARTNER "THE STORE HOUSE."

HE STOPPED TO GET SOME FOR

HIS FAMILY.

TIMES WERE TIGHT, AND I

JUST STOPPED TO GET A LOAF

OF BREAD.

THAT'S ALL THAT WAS ON MY

MIND, A LOAF OF BREAD.

Reporter: HE CAME

BACK THE NEXT WEEK AND GOT

GROCERIES AND OTHER

SUPPLIES.

THE FOOD WAS A BIG HELP.

YOU COME HOME WITH SOME

TOMATOES IN YOUR BASKET.

YOU HAVE SOME APPLES.

YOU HAVE VARIOUS KINDS OF

CANNED FRUIT.

IF YOU PUT DOLLARS AND

CENTS TO IT AT THE STORE,

IT IS A LOT.

PROBABLY ONE OF THE

HIGHEST THINGS IN THE

FAMILY BUDGET IS THE FOOD.

IF YOU SAVE MONEY ON YOUR

FOOD, THUNDE THAT'S AN EXTRA

EXPENSE YOU CAN USE ON

SOMETHING ELSE.

Reporter: ONE WEEK

WHEN FRANK PICKED UP FOOD

FROM THE STORE HOUSE, HE

WAS INVITED TO CHURCH.

I DIDN'T THINK MUCH OF

IT.

BUT I DID DECIDE, HERE I

AM EATING THE BREAD,

TAKING THE THE FOOD, AT

LEAST I COULD GO ONE TIME

TO CHURCH.

Reporter: HE WENT TO

CHURCH ONE SUNDAY AND

FOUND HIMSELF COMING BACK

EACH WEEK.

WHATEVER WORD THE

PASTOR GAVE OUT, I WOULD

COME HOME AND REREAD IT.

I NEVER REALLY THOUGHT

ABOUT READING THE BIBLE.

Reporter: HIS FAITH

GREW, AND SOON HIS WHOLE

FAMILY GOES TO CHURCH.

HIS DAUGHTER GOES TO

SUNDAY, AND HIS SON HELPS

WHEREVER HE CAN.

I BEGAN TO SEE THE

BREAD NOT JUST BREAD WHERE

YOU MAKE A SANDWICH AND

ENJOY IT FOR LUNCH.

BUT THERE IS A TRUE BREAD

OF LIFE.

Reporter: THE STORE

HOUSE HAS PARTNERED WITH

"OPERATION BLESSING" FOR

MORE THAN 20 YEARS.

THEY REACH OUT TO

THOUSANDS THROUGH LARGE

COMMUNITY EVENTS.

HOT MEALS, GROCERIES, AND

HEALTH SCREENINGS ARE

PROVIDED AT NO COST.

FRANK WAS SO TOUCHED BY

THE HELP HIS FAMILY

RECEIVED, HE NOW GIVES

BACK BY VOLUNTEERING WITH

THE STORE HOUSE.

AND HIS CHILDREN HELP OUT.

AND THEY HOLD COOKOUTS FOR

PEOPLE IN NEED.

PEOPLE ARE BEING FED BY

THE FOOD THAT COMES

DIRECTLY FROM THE

WAREHOUSE OF "OPERATION

BLESSING."

IT IS JUST GO TO KNOW THAT

THEY'RE BACK THERE.

THEY'RE YOU'RE HELPING

HANDS.

Gordon: IT'S GOOD TO

KNOW THEY'RE THERE.

WE'RE BACK HERE WITH YOUR

HELPING HAND.

WONDERFUL WORDS AND

WONDERFUL THINGS

HAPPENING, ALL BECAUSE

PEOPLE LIKE YOU CARE

ENOUGH TO GIVE.

A PORTION OF EVERY GIFT TO

"THE 700 CLUB" GOES INTO

THE WORK OF "OPERATION

BLESSING."

AND THAT FOOD PANTRY IS

ONE OF MANY SPREAD ACROSS

THE UNITED STATES.

WE'RE FEEDING OVER THREE

MILLION AMERICANS EVERY

SINGLE MONTH.

ALL MADE POSSIBLE BECAUSE

YOU GAVE.

IF YOU WANT TO JOINUS,

CALL US: 1-888-777-1999.

JUST SAY, I WANT TO BE A

MEMBER OF "THE 700 CLUB."

HOW MUCH IS IT?

JUST $20 A MONTH, 65 CENTS

A DAY.

> WE CLOSE WITH THIS

WORD FROM 1 JOHN: "MY

CHILDREN, LET US NOT LOVE

WITH WORDS OR IN TALK

ONLY.

LET US LOVE BY WHAT WE DO

AND IN TRUTH."

AND LET THAT BE A WATCH

WORD FOR YOU TODAY: LOVE

WITH A FEELING.

GOD BLESS YOU.

WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN

TOMORROW.

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