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700 Club Interactive - Millennial Missionaries - July 15, 2016

Millennials are proving to be uniquely equipped for the mission field. Read Transcript


Gordon:

MILLENNIALS...

THE MOST PREPARED

GENERATION.

MANY WOULD CALL THEM THE

FIRST GLOBAL GENERATION.

Gordon: ON THE

MISSION FIELD...

BEING HERE, WE'VE HAD

TO LEARN A NEW LANGUAGE

AND A NEW CULTURE.

Gordon: WHAT THEY'VE

GIVEN UP...

BEING AWAY FROM FAMILY

MAKES IT A LITTLE HARDER.

Gordon: ...AND WHAT

THEY'VE GAINED.

THROUGH OUR WEAKNESS,

GOD'S STRENGTH IS SHOWN.

Gordon: ON TODAY'S

"700 CLUB INTERACTIVE."

Gordon: WELL, WELCOME

TO THE PROGRAM.

OUR STORY ABOUT MILLENNIAL

MISSIONARIES WILL BE

COMING UP JUST IN A FEW

MINUTES.

BUT FIRST WE WANT TO GET

STARTED WITH A RUNDOWN OF

WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE

WORLD TODAY.

HERE IS EFREM GRAHAM'S TOP

FIVE FROM "STUDIO 5."

Efrem: AT NUMBER

FIVE: MORE THAN 50 MILLION

PEOPLE ACROSS THE GLOBE

SING THEIR MUSIC.

I'VE GOT A SONG.

*

Efrem: AND NOW

PUREFLIX FILMS IS BRINGING

HILLSONG'S HIGHLY

ANTICIPATED FEATURE FILM

TO THEATERS

SEPTEMBER 15th.

I GUESS THIS WOULD BE

11 ALBUMS.

WE'RE THE BIGGEST BAND

YOU'VE NEVER HEARD OF.

Efrem: HILLSONG, LET

HOPE ARISE, SHARES ITS

JOURNEY FROM A TINY CHURCH

IN SYDNEY TO AN

INTERNATIONAL MUSIC

MINISTRY.

MOST THINGS DON'T MAKE

SENSE WITHOUT HIM.

Efrem: AT NUMBER

FOUR: POP STAR SIERRA AND

RUSSELL WILSON ARE

MARRIED.

BOTH POSTED PHOTOS OF

THEIR WEDDING AT A LONDON

CASTLE ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

THE SINGER POSTED THIS ONE

ON INSTAGRAM TODA DECLARING,

"WE ARE THE WILSON."

THEY MADE HEADLINES WHEN

THEY DECLARED THEY WERE

SAVING SEX FOR MARRIAGE.

> AT NUMBER THREE: IS

SETH CURRIE'S LEADING

LADY, AISHA.

WE RYAN, NOW, WHO IS

FOUR AND A HALF MONTHS,

AND WE'RE STARTING TO

BUILD OUR TRADITIONS AS A

FAMILY.

Efrem: MRS. CURRIE

HAS HER OWN COOKING SHOW,

AND SHE HAD A NO-ATHLETES

POLICY BEFORE DATING THE

NOW GOLDEN STATE WARRIOR.

THEY WERE KIDS WHEN THEY

MET, AND AISHA REFUSED HIS

INITIAL REQUEST TO DATE,

BUT HE FINALLY CONVINCED

HER TO GO OUT, AND SHE

PICKED HIM UP IN HER 1995

ASTRO VAN FOR THAT VERY

FIRST DATE.

I GOT A TWEET THIS

MORNING ASKING ME IF

LOOKING AT PORN WAS

CHEATING.

Efrem: A PREACHER'S

REMINDERS THIS WEEK'S

NUMBER TWO.

THE FOX NETWORK HAS BEGUN

ITS SUMMER TEST RUN OF THE

TALK SHOW FOR THE POPULAR

MEGA CHURCH PASTORS, AND

PRODUCED BY ONE OF THE

CREATORS OF "THE VIEW."

IS BEYONCE A ROLE MODEL

OR NOT?

Efrem: THE SHOW IS

GETTING A THREE-WEEK RUN,

AND "STUDIO 5" IS CHATTING

WITH THE PASTORS NEXT

WEEK.

> AND NOW AT NUMBER ONE:

FROM BA BATON ROUGE TO

MINNEAPOLIS TO DALLAS,

DEADLY VIOLENCE HAS

AMERICA IN MOURNING.

AND CELEBRITIES ARE

LENDING THEIR VOICES,

CALLING FOR CHANGE.

WE, AMERICA, NEED TO DO

A LOT OF SOUL SEARCHING, A

LOT OF SOUL SEARCHING.

AND I ALSO BELIEVE SIN IS

AT THE ROOT OF IT.

Gordon: WELL, JOINING

US NOW IS CBN NEWS

REPORTER AND "STUDIO 5"

HOST EFREM GRAHAM.

EFREM, IT IS A PLEASURE TO

HAVE YOU ON THE SHOW.

Efrem: IT IS A

PLEASURE TO BE HERE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

Gordon: YOU WENT TO

DALLAS.

Efrem: YOU HE.

Gordon: WHAT WAS THAT

LIKE?

Efrem: SAD TO BE

THERE, BUT TWO THINGS I

OBSERVED, FIRST, THE

OUTPOURING OF LOVE FOR THE

PRECINCT.

THE OFFICERS ARE STANDING

OUT FRONT AND GOING IN AND

OUT OF WORK, AND THERE IS

A CROWD OF PEOPLE TO HUG

ON THEM, LOVE THEM, AND

TELL THEM THEY'RE SORRY

AND THEY LOVE THEM.

THEN THERE IS A MEMORIAL

THAT HAS POPPED UP OUT

THERE BECAUSE THEY PARKED

TWO PATROL CARS IN FRONT,

AND YOU CAN BARELY SEE THE

PATROL CARS BECAUSE

THEY'RE COVERED IN FLOWERS

AND TEDDY BEARS.

AND YOU CAN READ CARDS OF

LOVE AND SCRIPTURES.

PEOPLE TELLING THEM HOW

MUCH THEY LOVE AND

APPRECIATE THEM, HOW MUCH

THEY'RE PRAYING FOR THEM,

AND HOW MUCH THEY'RE

STANDING BEHIND THEM.

AND YOU LISTEN TO SOME OF

THE CONVERSATIONS COMING

AND GOING.

AND PEOPLE ARE A ABHOREING

WHAT THE SHOOTER DID, BUT

STANDING UP FOR THEM.

Gordon: ONE OF THE

THINGS CONCERNING ME IN

THE AFTERMATH OF DALLAS IS

APPARENTLY SOME COPYCAT

KILLERS HAVE COME TO THE

FOR FRONT.

AND PEOPLE ARE CALLING ON

EMERGENCY LINES JUST TO

SET UP AMBUSHES OF

OFFICERS.

AND THERE WAS A DEADLY

SHOOTING OF AN OFFICER IN

ST. LOUIS, WHERE HE TURNED

HIS BACK FOR A SECOND AND

WAS SHOT IN THE BACK.

DO YOU THINK THAT VIOLENCE

IS ON THE RISE, VIOLENCE

BEGETTING VIOLENCE?

Efrem: MY PRAYER IS

THAT IT DOESN'T HAPPEN.

AND I THINK FROM WHAT I'VE

SEEN, IT IS NICE TO SEE

THE OUTCRY AGAINST THAT.

PEOPLE SAYING THAT IS NOT

THE ANSWER.

EVEN THE FOLKS WHO ARE AT

THE HEART AND LEADERSHIP

OF THE "BLACK LIVES

MATTER" MOVEMENT SAY THAT

IS NOT WHAT WE ARE ABOUT

AT ALL.

WE'RE SAYING PAY ATTENTION

TO THE VIOLENCE THAT IS

HAPPENING AND UNFOLDING IN

OUR COMMUNITY, AND LET'S

DEAL WITH IT, BUT

CERTAINLY NOT TO RETALIATE

WITH VIOLENCE.

AND THEY SAY WHAT UNFOLDED

IN DALLAS AND WHAT IS

UNFOLDING, IS ACTUALLY

TAKING ATTENTION AWAY FROM

THE CAUSE THAT STARTED

THIS ALL, AND THAT IS TO

STOP POLICE BRUTALITY AND

TO GET FAIR TREATMENT FOR

PEOPLE OF COLOR.

THAT'S WHAT THEY ARE

AFTER.

THEY HAVE NO ILL-WILL OR

HATE TOWARDS ANY POLICE

OFFICERS AND DON'T WANT TO

SEE MORE VIOLENCE UNFOLD

AGAINST THEM.

Gordon: DO YOU THINK

THERE WILL BE AN ACTUAL

ESCALATION?

IF I WERE A POLICE OFFICER

TODAY, I WOULD BE VERY

WEARY IN ANY TRAFFIC STOP,

ANY SITUATION.

AND I WOULD BE AFRAID OF

MYSELF, THAT I WOULD HAVE

SOME KIND OF HAIR-TRIGGER

RESPONSE.

Efrem: I DON'T THINK

THERE IS GOING TO BE AN

UPTAKE.

I REALLY, TRULY BELIEVE

THAT WE ARE SEEING PEOPLE

MOBILIZED, PEOPLE STANDING

UP AND SPEAKING OUT

AGAINST THAT.

AND I DO BELIEVE THAT

THERE IS ALWAYS SO MUCH

MORE GOOD THAN THERE IS

EVIL.

EVIL, OF COURSE, SEEMS TO

GET THE MOST ATTENTION

BECAUSE OF THE PAIN THAT

IT DOES.

BUT THERE IS MORE GOOD OUT

THERE THAN BAD.

AND I THINK IT IS OUR TIME

TO STAND UP AND ALLOW THAT

GOOD TO RISE.

AND IT IS NICE TO SEE

CELEBRITIES CALLING FOR

IT.

PEOPLE LIKE CARMELLO

ANTHONY AS THE ESPY

AWARDS, HAVING HIS FELLOW

PLAYERS AND STARS STANDING

SIDE BY SIDE, SAYING, YES,

WE ACKNOWLEDGE PRAYER IS

NEEDED, BUT WE ALSO NEED

YOU, ATHLETES, WHO HAVE

THE INFLUENCE AND

ATTENTION OF YOUNG PEOPLE,

TO SPEAK OUT AND SAY THIS

IS NOT THE WAY.

AND TO NOT BE AFRAID OF

LOSING ENDORSEMENTS.

TO STAND UP, CALL YOUR

CONGRESSMEN, CALL YOUR

ASSEMBLYMEN AND SPEAK OUT

AND SAY THIS IS WHAT HAS

TO HAPPEN.

HE HAS DONE THAT.

LE CRAE, THE HIP-HOP

ARTIST, CONTINUING POSTS

ATTENTION TO THIS.

HE POSTED ON THE FOURTH OF

JULY A PHOTOGRAPH OF

ANCESTORS PICKING COTTON

AND SAYING, ESSENTIALLY,

THIS IS MY FAMILY ON

INDEPENDENCE DAY.

HE GOT A LOT OF PUSHBACK.

AND HE DIDN'T BACK DOWN,

EVEN THOUGH CHRISTIANS

WERE CALLING HIM OUT

SAYING, YOU'RE CAUSING

DIVISION.

AND HE SAID, NO, AM I

CAUSING DIVISION OR AM I

SIMPLY HIGHLIGHTING THE

DIVISION THAT IS ALREADY

THERE.

AND IF WE KEEP RUNNING

AWAY FROM THIS, WE'LL

NEVER SOLVE IT.

BUT WE'VE GOT TO TALK

ABOUT IT.

THE HOPE FOR ME, AND THE

HOPE FOR MANY OF THEM, IS

THAT THIS WILL FINALLY BE

THE CRISIS POINT, THAT WE

REALIZE WE MUST ENGAGE AND

TALK ABOUT THIS AND DO

SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

AND WE DON'T LET WHAT HAS

HAPPENED IN DALLAS BE YET

ANOTHER SHOOTING AND THEN

WE GO BACK TO LIFE AS

USUAL.

Gordon: LET'S GO TO

THE OTHER SIDE, IN THE

"BLACK LIVES MATTER."

RUDY GIULANI HAS COME OUT

AND SAID IT IS INHERENTLY

RACIST.

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT

THAT?

Efrem: I DISAGREE

WITH THAT PREMISE.

I HEARD ONE PERSON SAY IT

LIKE THIS: IF YOU GO TO

THE DOCTOR AND YOU SAY MY

LEG IS BROKEN, AND THE

DOCTOR SAYS TO YOU, WELL,

ALL OF YOUR BONES MATTER.

WELL, YES, THEY DO,

DOCTOR, BUT CAN WE FIX

THIS BROKEN LEG?

THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE

"BLACK LIVES MATTER"

MOVEMENT, WHETHER OR NOT

YOU AGREE WITH EVERYTHING,

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING IS

THERE IS AN ELEMENT IN OUR

SYSTEM THAT IS BROKEN.

LET'S FIX IT.

SO IF YOU ARE AN AMERICAN,

IF YOU ARE A HUMAN BEING,

YOU DON'T EVEN HAVE TO BE

A BELIEVER, JUST BEING

HUMAN AND HAVING A HEART,

WOULD YOU NOT WANT TO

REPAIR AND DEAL WITH

WHATEVER THE CRISIS IS?

I WOULD VENTURE TO SAY

THAT AT MY THANKSGIVING

TABLE, IT IS A VERY

DIVERSE GROUP.

WE'VE GOT BLACK, WE'VE GOT

WHITE, AND WE'VE GOT

HISPANIC.

AND WE ALL SIT TOGETHER

AND TALK.

BUT THE EXPERIENCE OF ME,

A BLACK MAN AND MY FAMILY,

IS CERTAINLY DIFFERENT

FROM THE WHITE MAN IN MY

FAMILY.

AND WE ACKNOWLEDGE THERE

IS A DIFFERENCE.

I'VE BEEN STOPPED IN MY

NEIGHBORHOOD, STOPPED AND

THROWN ON TOP OF A POLICE

CAR, NOT GUILTY OF

ANYTHING, BUT SIMPLY

LIVING IN A NEIGHBORHOOD

WHERE THEY DIDN'T THINK I

BELONGED.

AND THESE ARE RECENT

OCCURRENCES.

AND THAT IS THE EXPERIENCE

OF A LOT OF BLACK PEOPLE.

AND WHEN YOU HEAR THAT,

THE HOPE IS, YES, YOU WANT

TO ADDRESS IT.

AND NOT THAT WE WANT TO

IGNORE IT AND SAY BECAUSE

YOU CALL ATTENTION TO IT,

THAT YOU'RE RACIST.

NO, YOU'RE SAYING THAT I

HURT AND I NEED HELP.

Gordon: I SENSE

TRAGEDY, TAPPING IT DOWN

SAYING THIS IS TOO

EXPLOSIVE, AND IT IS GOING

TO GET VIOLENT.

IF YOU PROTEST IN THE

STREET, IT IS GOING TO

TURN INTO VIOLENCE.

BUT WE'RE NOT EVEN

ENGAGING IN THE

DISCUSSION, BOTH ABOUT THE

DEATH PENALTY.

IF YOU'RE A BLACK MAN,

YOU'RE NINE TIMES MORE

LIKELY TO BE CONVICTED

THAN A WHITE MAN.

Efrem: UH-HUH.

Consuelo Gordon: THE

INCARCERATION RATES ARE

ASTRONOMICAL IN THE

AFRICAN-AMERICAN

COMMUNITY, AND WE'RE

SEEING WHOLE GENERATIONS

PUT AWAY.

A THIRD OF THE ADULT

MALES -- IF YOU'RE, LIKE,

AGE 18 TO 34 --

ONE-THIRD -- YOU'RE EITHER

IN JAIL OR ON PROCEDURAL.

PAROLE.

HOW DO YOU RAISE A FAMILY?

HOW DO YOU ADVANCE IN

CULTURE?

HOW DO YOU DO ANY OF THOSE

THINGS IF YOU'RE UNDER

THREAT?

Efrem: I AM A FATHER,

A BLACK MALE, AND WE TALK

ABOUT THAT AND WE TALK

ABOUT THESE ISSUES.

AND I THINK PART OF WHAT

HAS TO HAPPEN IS WE HAVE

TO DO WHAT YOU AND I ARE

DOING RIGHT HERE, RIGHT

NOW.

BEGIN TO TALK ABOUT THAT.

THERE IS, AS YOU JUST

HIGHLIGHTED, A BROKEN

SYSTEM.

WHEN YOU HAVE THAT

DISPROPORTIONATE NUMBER OF

AFRICAN-AMERICANS

INCARCERATED, THE NUMBER

OF STOPS -- WE CAN GO TO

EDUCATION.

WHEN YOU'VE GOT THAT, THIS

SYSTEM IS CLEARLY BROKEN.

Gordon: DON'T YOU GET

MAD ABOUT IT?

Efrem: I DO HAVE

MOMENTS OF BEING ANGRY.

Gordon: IF SOMEBODY

WAS THROWN ON TOP OF A

POLICE CAR, I THINK I

WOULD GET MAD, ESPECIALLY

A BLOCK AWAY FROM MY HOME.

Efrem: WHICH IS

EXACTLY WHERE I WAS.

IN THAT MOMENT, ANGRY.

BUT ALSO, I KNEW -- I KNEW

FROM MY GRANDFATHER'S

EXPERIENCE, MY GREAT

GRANDFATHER'S EXPERIENCE,

THAT I HAD TO RESPOND IN A

WAY THAT WAS SUBMISSIVE IN

ORDER FOR ME TO MAKE IT

HOME.

I KNEW THAT MY RECORD WAS

CLEAN.

I KNEW THERE WAS NOTHING

THEY COULD FIND --

Gordon: BUT ISN'T

THAT A PROBLEM?

Efrem: THAT IS A

PROBLEM.

Gordon: IF YOU HAVE

TO RESPOND THAT WAY, YOU

CAN'T STAND UP AND SAY,

WAIT A MINUTE, I'M A

CITIZEN, I'M A TAXPAYER, I

OWN A HOME HERE.

WHAT IN THE WORLD ARE YOU

DOING TO ME?

BUT IF YOU DO THAT, ALL

THAT IS GOING TO DO IS

ESCALATE THE VIOLENCE.

AND THAT GETS YOU BACK

INTO THE JIM CROWE DAYS

AND THE WATER CANNONS AND

THE LYNCHINGS, WHERE THERE

WAS TERRORISM BY A STATE

THAT ENFORCED

DISCRIMINATION.

Efrem: ABSOLUTELY.

Gordon: IF IT WERE

ME, I'D BE MAD.

[LAUGHTER]

Efrem: I WAS.

Gordon: I WOULD HAVE

A LONG TALK WITH GOD.

Efrem: AND WE DO, AND

WERE WERWITH EVERY SINGLE STOP --

I TRY TO LIVE AN EXAMPLE

TO MY SON.

I SAY TO HIM -- WHEN YOU

ARE STOPPED -- IT IS

LIKELY TO HAPPEN, THAT'S

REALITY -- YOUR JOB IS TO

DO WHAT IT TAKES TO GET

HOME TO US.

WE WILL FIGHT THIS.

I PROMISE YOU, WE WILL

FIGHT IT TO THE ENTH

DEGREE FOR YOU, BUT YOUR

JOB IS TO GET HOME TO ME.

WE HAVE HAD THE SENATOR

FROM SOUTH CAROLINA

LITERALLY STAND ON THE

SENATE FLOOR AND HIGHLIGHT

ALL OF HIS EXPERIENCES.

THE MORE OF US WHO SPEAK

OUT, AND THE MORE PEOPLE

WHO HEAR US AND LISTEN,

YOU'LL REALIZE IF YOU TALK

TO PEOPLE WHO DON'T LOOK

LIKE YOU, AND WHO ARE

CLOSE TO YOU -- AND WE'VE

ALL GOT THIS EXPERIENCE --

YOU CAN'T JU JUST SAY ALL

LIVES MATTER.

YES, ALL LIVES MATTER.

BUT WHEN IT COMES TO THE

POLICE AND BLACK LIVES,

SOMETHING IS BROKEN.

WE MUST CONTINUE THE

CONVERSATION OR WE'LL BE

BACK HERE AGAIN, HAVING

THIS SAME CONVERSATION IN

A MATTER OF WEEKS, DAYS,

MONTHS, YEARS.

Gordon: AND IT COULD

EVEN BE OURS.

GOD FORBID THAT, BUT I

THINK WE NEED TO GET INTO

THE CONVERSATION.

WELL, IF YOU WANT TO HEAR

MORE ABOUT THIS

CONVERSATION, ALL YOU HAVE

TO DO IS WATCH EFREM

GRAHAM'S WEEKLY SHOW,

CALLED "STUDIO 5."

YOU CAN WATCH IT ON ROKU

OR ON A CBN APP, OR GO TO

cbn.com/studio5.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR

BEING HERE.

WE'LL HAVE TO HAVE YOU

BACK.

Efrem: I APPRECIATE

THAT.

Gordon: COMING UP, A

LOOK AT MILLENNIALS ON THE

MISSION FIELD.

THIS GENERATION IS THE

MOST GLOBALLY MATURE

GENERATION YET.

THEY READY TO GO TO

MISSIONS.

Gordon: MEET TWO

Gordon: MILLENNIALS

ARE THE LARGEST GENERATION

IN AMERICA RIGHT NOW.

AND THEY'RE ALSO THE LEAST

CHURCHED GROUP IN THE

COUNTRY.

BUT THE NEGATIVE

STATISTICS DON'T TELL THE

WHOLE STORY.

AS CAITLIN BURKE SHOWS US,

MANY MILLENNIALS ARE

TRAVELLING OUT OF THE

UNITED STATES TO SPREAD

THE GOSPEL AROUND THE

WORLD.

Caitlin: EACH NEW

GENERATION GETS MEASURED

AGAINST THEIR PARENTS AND

GRANDPARENTS IN A NUMBER

OF AREAS, INCLUDING FAITH.

THE DIFFERENCE FOR

MILLENNIALS IS THAT

THEY'RE GOING UP IN AN AGE

OF NON-STOP NEWS AND

SOCIAL MEDIA.

IF YOU ARE 30 OR

YOUNGER, CHANCES ARE YOUR

BELIEF IN GOD MAY BE ON

THE DECLINE.

MILLENNIALS HAVE GONE

GODLESS.

A NEW STUDY SHOWS THAT

YOUNG PEOPLE ARE

ABANDONING THE BIBLE.

Caitlin: ACCORDING TO

RESEARCH, THIS GENERATION

SCORES LOW ON ATTENDING

CHURCH, PRAYING, AND

MAKING RELIGION A

PRIORITY.

BUT WHEN IT COMES TO

MILLENNIALS, MANY ARE

DEEPLY COMMITTED AND

ACTIVE IN THEIR FAITH.

IT IS JUST THEY'RE DOING

IT THEIR OWN WAY.

AND THEY'RE UNIQUELY

EQUIPPED TO SERVE ON THE

MISSION FIELD.

THIS GENERATION IS THE

MOBILE GLOBALLY PREPARED

GENERATION WE'VE SEEN.

TWO OUT OF THREE OF THEM

HAVE PASSPORTS BY THE TIME

THEY'RE UNIVERSITY

STUDENTS.

THEY'RE SO GLOBALLY

ENGAGED AL ALREADY, THEY'RE

READY TO ANSWER THE CALL

OF MISSIONS AND GO.

Caitlin: STUDENTS

MEET AND INVESTIGATE GOD'S

CALL TO WORLD

EVANGELIZATION.

THE DIRECTOR, TOM LIND,

SEES A GROWING INTEREST IN

JUSTICE AND

COMPASSION-RELATED

MISSIONS.

MILLENNIALS CARE

HOLISTICLY ABOUT

COMMUNITIES.

SO NOT JUST BRINGING THE

MESSAGE OF THE GOSPEL OR

THE MESSAGE OF CHRIST, BUT

LIVING IT OUT, SO IT IS

BOTH WORD AND DEED.

WE'RE SEEING MILLENNIALS

MUCH MORE INTERESTED IN

COMMITTING TO THESE TYPES

OF HOLISTIC MISSIONS.

Caitlin: IN 2014,

COUPLES KATIE AND JEREMY,

AND JACLYN AND JAKE

FOLLOWED THEIR PASSION FOR

MISSIONS TO PERU.

THEY FIT RIGHT IN THE

CHRISTIAN URBAN

DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION.

ONE OF THE ORGANIZATION'S

GOAL IS TO OVERCOME

POVERTY.

THE WORD "CHRISTIAN" ON

THE FRONT END IS REALLY

IMPORTANT.

WE DO ALL OF IT BECAUSE WE

BELIEVE WHAT JESUS DID

2,000 YEARS AGO IS WHAT

GIVES US MOTIVE AND

PURPOSE AND REALLY HOPE IN

THIS CONTEXT WHERE WE SEE

WEALTHY AND POOR IN THE

SAME CITY.

WHERE WE SEE SOMEONE WHO

IS DOING REALLY, REALLY

WELL, VERY ESTABLISHED,

AND SOMEONE WHO IS ON THE

EDGE OF DIRE POVERTY.

REALLY THAT SITUATION

PRESENTS THEM SOME UNIQUE

OPPORTUNITIES, AND WE TRY

TO ADDRESS THOSE.

Caitlin: JACLYN,

KATIE, AND JAKE PUT THEIR

MEDICAL BACKGROUNDS TO

WORK IN A LOCAL HOSPITAL

DEVELOPING A DIABETES

PROGRAM.

JEREMY HELPS TEACHERS

IMPROVE THEIR READING

SUCCESS BY STARTING

LIBRARIES IN LOCAL

SCHOOLS.

ONE OF THE THINGS IT

LOOKS LIKE, AS THE KINGDOM

BREAKS IN, IS THAT YOUNG

KIDS READ BETTER AND HAVE

BETTER OPPORTUNITIES FOR

THE REST OF THEIR LIVES.

THAT IS PART OF MISSION

WORK FOR US.

Caitlin: AS ALL FOUR

USE THEIR SKILLS TO

IMPROVE LIFE FOR THE

PERUVIAN PEOPLE, THEY

FOCUS ON JESUS.

JESUS FOCUSED ON A FEW

GUYS, AND HE POURED A LOT

INTO THEM, AND FROM THERE

ON, THEY CHANGED THE

WORLD, JUST A FEW GUYS.

SO WHEN I THINK OF MY CALL

TO MAKE DISCIPLES, I WANT

TO HAVE QUALITY INFLUENCE

ON A FEW PEOPLE, AND THEN

THOSE PEOPLE CAN HAVE A

QUALITY INFLUENCE ON A FEW

MORE PEOPLE.

AND GROWTH IS EXPEDENTIAL.

SOMETIMES IT MEANS

WALKING DOWN THE STREET,

GOING TO THE MARKET,

RUNNING ERRANDS, GOING TO

THE CENTER OF TOWN AND

TRYING TO MEET PEOPLE.

SHARING SOME OF WHO I AM,

STARTING TO LEARN WHO THEY

ARE, AND EVENTUALLY MOVING

THAT FORWARD IN TERMS OF A

SUSTAINING AND IMPORTANT

RELATIONSHIP.

Caitlin: A COMMITMENT

LIKE THIS FOR A YOUNG

ADULT BRINGS A NUMBER OF

CHALLENGES, FROM STARTING

OVER IN UNFAMILIAR

SURROUNDINGS, TO RAISING

CHILDREN AWAY FROM FAMILY.

BEING HERE, WE HAVE HAD

TO LEARN A NEW LANGUAGE

AND A NEW CULTURE.

IN REALITY, WE FEEL VERY

ILL-EQUIPPED TO SERVE THE

PEOPLE HERE.

REALLY WHAT HAPPENS IS

THAT THROUGH OUR WEAKNESS,

GOD'S STRENGTH IS SHOWN.

AND WHEN THINGS HAPPEN FOR

HIS GLORY, WE KNOW THAT IT

IS HIM AND NOT US.

I THINK ONE OF THE MAIN

ONES IS BEING AWAY FROM

FAMILY.

LUCKILY WE HAVE THE

TECHNOLOGY TO FACE TIME OR

SKYPE WITH OUR FAMILY AS

MUCH AS WE WANT AND GET TO

SEE THEM.

AND NOW THAT WE HAVE A

CHILD AND THAT IS OUR

PARENTS' GRANDCHILD, THAT

WE HAVE HERE IN PERU, THAT

DOES MAKE IT HARDER AS

WELL.

Caitlin: THESE

COUPLES REMAIN PASSIONATE

AND CONTINUE THEIR CALL TO

MISSION.

I FEEL LIKE GOD'S CALL

FOR US HERE COULD BE THE

SAME CALL FOR ANY

CHRISTIAN IN THE WORLD.

AND THAT IS TO BE A PART

OF GOD'S MISSION, OF

BLESSING PEOPLE AND

BRINGING PEOPLE TO KNOW

HIM BETTER.

OUR PRAYER IS FOR THE

KINGDOM TO COME AND FOR

GOD'S WILL TO BE DONE HERE

ON EARTH AS IT IS IN

HEAVEN.

AND NOW WE FIND OURSELVES

IN ADI QUIPA, PERU, AND

OUR PRAYER IS FOR THINGS

TO BE HERE AS IT IS IN

HEAVEN.

Gordon: OUR NEXT

STORY, THOMAS IS A TODDLER

WITH AN IRRESISTABLE

HEART.

THIS SINGLE DAD WORKS

SEVEN DAYS A WEEK A WEEK, BUT HE

IS NEVER TOO BUSY TO HELP

OTHERS.

Terry: DECADES AGO,

WHEN THOMAS STARTED

REPAIRING SHOES FOR A

LIVING, HE ONLY HAD A FEW

TOOLS.

LAST YEAR HE TOOK OUT A

LOAN TO BUY A SECOND-HAND

SEWING MACHINE TO HELP

WITH HIS WORK.

WITH THE HELP OF MY OLD

MACHINE, I EARNED $5 A

DAY.

Terry: THOMAS HAS

BEEN RAISING HIS TWO

DAUGHTERS, TIFFANY AND

LYDIA, EVER SINCE HIS WIFE

ABANDONED HIM.

MY DAUGHTERS ARE MY

HOPE.

THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL AND I

GIVE THEM ALL OF MY LOVE.

Terry: THIS SINGLE

FATHER WORKS 12-HOUR DAYS,

SEVEN DAYS A WEEK.

HE SERVES A WORKING-CLASS

COMMUNITY AND FACES MANY

OF THE CHALLENGES THAT

THEY FACE.

IN SPITE OF THAT, HE HAS

ALWAYS BEEN A GENEROUS

MAN.

RECENTLY A WOMAN CAME

ASKING HIM TO REPAIR HER

SON'S SHOES.

I TOLD HER THE SHOES

COULD NOT BE REPAIRED.

I OFFERED TO SELL HER

ANOTHER PAIR FOR $3.

AND SHE SAID SHE DIDN'T

HAVE THE MONEY.

SO I GAVE THEM TO THE BOY

AS A GIFT.

Terry: ANOTHER DAY,

HE GAVE SOME SHOES TO A

HOMELESS MAN THAT HE MET.

EVERY TIME I GIVE

SOMETHING TO A PERSON, I

FEEL THAT I'M GIVING IT IN

THE NAME OF JESUS.

IF I GIVE ONE, HE GIVES ME

TWO.

JESUS ALWAYS GIVES ME

MORE, AND THAT GIVES ME

PEACE.

Terry: ONE DAY THOMAS

REALIZED HIS SEWING

MACHINE WAS BREAKING DOWN,

AND HIS VISION WAS

STARTING TO BLUR.

SOMETIMES I COULDN'T

SEE.

SO I HAD TO ASK MY

DAUGHTERS TO HELP ME IN

SERLINSERT THE THREAD.

Terry: WHEN

"OPERATION BLESSING"

LEARNED ABOUT THIS SINGLE

DAD WITH A BIG HEART, WE

TOOK HIM TO AN EYE DOCTOR.

THEN WE PROVIDED HIM NEW

GLASSES TO HELP WITH EYE

STRENGTH AND MEDICINE TO

HELP WITH HEADACHES.

WE ALSO SURPRISED HIM WITH

A NEW COBBLER STAND, A NEW

SEWING MACHINE, AND A

GRINDER.

I REALIZED THAT THIS

WAS A GIFT FROM GOD.

THE BIBLE SAYS, GIVE AND

YOU SHALL RECEIVE IN GOOD

MEASURE.

AND I HAVE CERTAINLY SEEN

THAT IN MY LIFE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH,

"OPERATION BLESSING," FOR

HELPING MY TWO DAUGHTERS

AND ME.

I FEEL VERY HAPPY.

Gordon: AND THANK

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"VICTORY THROUGH LIFE'S

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IT IS MY FATHER'S LATEST

TEACHING D.V.D.

IN IT, HE SHARES THE

SECRETS OF HOW GOD GOT HIM

THROUGH LOTS OF DIFFICULT

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GOD GOT HIM THROUGH.

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> WELL, STILL AHEAD,

CHAD BEACH ASKS THE HARD

QUESTIONS.

WHERE DO YOU GO FOR A

SICK HEART?

WHERE DO YOU GO WHEN

TRAGEDY COMES YOUR WAY?

Gordon: AND HE SHARES

Gordon: WHEN YOU'RE

SICK, YOU GO TO THE

DOCTOR.

WHEN YOUR BACK HURTS, YOU

GO TO THE CHIROPRACTOR.

CHAD BEACH, IN

LOS ANGELES, ASKS THE

QUESTION: WHERE DO YOU GO

WHEN YOU HAVE A BROKEN

HEART?

I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU,

BUT I DESPISE GETTING

SICK.

BEING SICK IS THE WORST.

WHEN YOU HAVE THE FLU OR A

HEADACHE OR A SCRATCHY

THROAT, IF I GET SICK

REMOTELY, I'M GONE FOR

THREE DAYS.

I'M IN BED, CRUSHING

DAYQUIL AND NIQUIL.

AND I WANT EVERYBODY TO

KNOW I'M SICK.

ALL OF IT.

I GREW UP IN A HOME WHERE

IF WE WERE SICK, MY MOM,

THIS SWEET MEXICAN LADY --

SHE WAS CONVINCED WHENEVER

ANY OF US WERE SICK, WE

WERE GOING TO ALL HAVE TO

GET VICK'S VAPOR RUB.

IF YOU SPRAINED YOUR

ANKLE, SHE WAS GOING TO

USE VICK'S VAPOR RUB.

THE SOLUTION TO EVERYTHING

IS VICK'S VAPOR RUB.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU HURT

YOUR BACK?

WELL, YOU GO TO THE

CHIROPRACTOR.

IF SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH

YOUR EYE, YOU GO TO THE

OPTOMETRIST.

IF SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH

YOUR SKIN, YOU GO TO THE

DERMATOLOGIST.

BUT WHERE DO YOU GO WHEN

YOU HAVE A SICK HEART?

THE BIBLE SAYS, HOPE

DEFERRED MAKES THE HEART

SICK.

WHERE DO YOU GO FOR A SICK

HEART.

WHERE DO YOU GO WHEN

TRAGEDY COMES YOUR WAY?

WHAT DO YOU DO?

I BELIEVE THAT THE ANSWER

TO A SICK HEART, OR THE

SOLUTION, IS JESUS.

JESUS -- HE DOESN'T JUST

HAVE AN ANSWER; HE IS THE

ANSWER.

JESUS IS THE ULTIMATE

REMEDY FOR YOUR SOUL.

TO EVERY PROBLEM, THERE IS

A SOLUTION.

WHAT I'M SAYING TO YOU

TODAY IS THAT JESUS

HIMSELF, HE'S THE SOLUTION

TO WHATEVER YOUR GOING

THROUGH.

WHETHER IT IS DIVORCE,

BANKRUPTCY.

IT COULD BE BETRAYAL, IT

COULD BE REJECTION.

WHATEVER THE CASE MAY BE,

IF YOU INVITE HIM IN, HE

WON'T JUST POINT OUT WHAT

TO DO.

HE WON'T JUST TELL YOU

THIS IS THE FOUR STEPS,

BUT HE, HIMSELF COMES IN

AND BECOMES THE PEACE THAT

SURPASSES ALL

UNDERSTANDING.

HE BECOMES A JOY IN YOUR

LIFE THAT ACTUALLY GIVES

YOU SUPERNATURAL STRENGTH.

HE GIVES YOU A COMFORT

THAT IS UNBELIEVABLE AND

ACTUALLY WHAT SUSTAINS

YOUR SOUL.

JESUS IS THE ANSWER.

IT IS THE SAME WAS THAT MY

MOM SAW VICK'S VAPOR RUB

BEING THE ANSWER TO ALL OF

OUR SICKNESSES.

JESUS IS THE ANSWER TO ALL

OF OUR PROBLEMS.

ALLOW HIM TO DO WHAT YOU

CANNOT DO FOR YOURSELF.

JUST TURN TO JESUS.

YOU'LL FIND THE REMEDY FOR

YOUR SOUL AND THE SOLUTION

TO YOUR PROBLEM.

THE BEST IS YET TO COME.

Gordon: THE BEST IS

YET TO COME.

IF YOU WANT PRAYER, WE'RE

HERE FOR YOU.

1-888-777-1999.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THIS

WORD: THIS IS HOW WE KNOW

WHAT LOVE IS, JESUS CHRIST

LAID DOWN HIS LIFE FOR US,

AND WE OUGHT TO LAY DOWN

OUR LIVES FOR

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