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700 Club Interactive - Faith First - July 28, 2016

A house goes up in flames with a family trapped inside. See how they all miraculously survive. Read Transcript


I REMEMBER YELLING,

FIRE.

Gordon: A HOUSE GOES

UP IN FLAMES, WITH A

FAMILY TRAPPED INSIDE.

I WANTED TO DO

EVERYTHING IN MY POWER TO

SAVE THE GIRLS.

Gordon: SEE HOW THEY

MIRACULOUSLY MADE IT OUT

ALIVE.

THERE WAS A MOMENT WHEN

I DIDN'T KNOW IF IT WAS

GOD'S WILL FOR US TO BE

SAVED OR TO DIE.

Gordon: ON TODAY'S

"700 CLUB INTERACTIVE."

GOOD MORNING AND WELCOME

TO THE SHOW.

HERE IS A RUNDOWN OF WHAT

IS HAPPENING, WHAT IS

TRENDING IN THE WORLD OF

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS.

HERE IS EFREM GRAHAM'S TOP

FIVE FROM "STUDIO 5."

*

Efrem: POKEMON GO

COMES IN AT NUMBER FIVE.

PEEKACHU.

IT IS THE SMARTPHONE

SENSATION TAKING THE WORLD

BY STORM.

Efrem: FROM

DISRUPTING STATE

DEPARTMENT MEETINGS --

YOU'RE PLAYING THE

POKEMON THING THERE.

DID YOU GET ONE?

NO.

Efrem: -- TO VIRAL

POKEMON SERMONS.

YOU'RE PLAYING POKEMON,

BUT HAVE YOU POKED A MAN

AND INVITED HIM TO CHURCH?

Efrem: THE LATEST

CRAZE IS CHURCH SIGNS,

LIKE THESE ON THE STREET

AND ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

FROM "JESUS DIED, DIED," TO

"CATCH JAMUL," TO "THREE

POKIE STOPS HERE."

> AT NUMBER FOUR, AND

FRESH FROM RECEIVING HER

STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK

OF FAME, PASTOR SHIRLEY

CAESAR IS INVITING

EVERYONE TO CHURCH, HER

CHURCH.

I HAVE A LOT OF MY

FRIENDS COMING.

DONNIE MCCLURKIN IS GOING

TO OPEN IT UP FOR ME.

AND A PREACHER IS GOING TO

BE PREACHING THE NEXT

NIGHT.

Efrem: THE WEEK-LONG

CONFERENCE BEGINS

AUGUST 1st, AND INCLUDES

APPEARANCES FROM ACTRESS

AND SINGER JENNIFER

HOLLADAY.

> ON TO NUMBER THREE:

MORGAN FREEMAN RETURNS TO

THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

CHANNEL FOR THE SECOND

SEASON OF "THE STORY OF

GOD."

THE NETWORK'S MOST-WATCHED

SERIES OF ALL TIME.

WHO IS GOD?

I BELIEVE GOD IS OUR

FATHER, THE CREATOR,

SOMEBODY WHO GIVES US

PURPOSE AND DESTINY.

Efrem: SEASON TWO

WILL AIR IN EARLY 2017 ON

NETWORK CHANNELS IN 171

COUNTRIES.

AND IN 45 LANGUAGES.

> ON NOW TO NUMBER TWO.

I'M HERE.

Efrem: THE VIOLENT

AND DEADLY TENSION BETWEEN

POLICE AND CIVILIANS HAS

MORE CELEBRITIES CALLING

FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE.

BASKETBALL LEGEND MICHAEL

JORDAN ISSUED A STATEMENT

SAYING, "I CAN NO LONGER

STAY SLENDER."

M.J., WHO LOST HIS OWN

FATHER TO VIOLENCE, ALSO

DONATED A MILLION DOLLARS

TO A POLICE ORGANIZATION,

AND A MILLION DOLLARS TO

THE NAACP.

RAPPER 50-CENT ALSO BROKE

HIS SILENCE IN THIS

INTERVIEW.

WHAT DO YOU THINK YOUR

ELDERS AND FAMILY WOULD

SAY?

THEY DON'T HAVE A

SOLUTION FOR IT.

SOME OF THE PEOPLE

PROTESTING ABOUT IT SHOULD

ACTUALLY BECOME POLICE

OFFICERS.

Efrem: AND AT NUMBER

ONE, PASTOR TIM LAHAYE.

IT WAS LESS THAN 2,000

YEARS AGO THAT JESUS SAID,

I GO TO PREPARE A PLACE

FOR YOU.

Efrem: THE CO-AUTHOR

OF THE "LEFT BEHIND" BOOK

SERIES DIED AT THE AGE OF

90, DAYS AFTER SUFFERING A

STROKE.

HIS POPULAR BOOK ALSO

BECAME POPULAR MOVIES.

I KNOW YOU ALL WANT

ANSWERS, AND SO DO I.

Efrem: "TIME

MAGAZINE" ONCE CALLED

PASTOR LAHAYE ONE OF THE

MOST 25 INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE

IN AMERICA.

Gordon: EFREM, IT IS

GOOD TO HAVE YOU BACK.

Efrem: GOOD TO BE

BACK.

Gordon: 50-CENT, IT

IS GREAT YOU GOT THE

INTERVIEW WITH HIM.

AND HERE HE IS CALLING FOR

PROTESTORS, WHY DON'T YOU

GO JOIN THE POLICE FORCE.

Efrem: ABSOLUTELY.

AND THAT SURPRISED ME.

HE HADN'T SPOKEN ABOUT IT

BEFORE, BUT I COULDN'T

HAVE HIM AND NOT ASK HIM

ABOUT THAT.

IT FOLLOWED WHAT WE SAW

POLICE CHIEF DAVID BROWN

IN DALLAS ASK FOR.

Gordon: AND THAT'S

WHY HE JOINED THE POLICE

FORCE.

Efrem: INDEED.

AND THAT CALL FROM THE

POLICE CHIEF CAME -- I

WANT TO SAY JULY 8th.

AND BETWEEN JULY 8th AND

NOW, HE HAS GOTTEN 40

APPLICATIONS, EVERY SINGLE

DAY TO JOIN THE POLICE

FORCE.

PRIOR TO THAT, THEY HAD

ONLY GOTTEN 11.

AND THEY WERE SCUFER SUFFERING A

CRISIS OF PEOPLE EXITING

THE FORCE BECAUSE OF LOWER

PAY.

TO HEAR 50-CENT ECHO THE

SAME CALL, COME AND APPLY

FOR A JOB -- WE CAN'T SAY

THAT THE PROTESTORS ARE

COMING OFF THE LINE AND

APPLYING, BUT WE ARE

SEEING A SPIKE HERE.

Gordon: DO YOU THINK

IT WILL SOLVE IT, THOUGH?

Efrem: I THINK IT IS

ONE ANSWER.

THE POLICE CHIEF SAID

THIS, AND WHAT I AGREE,

WHAT WE ARE ASKING OF

POLICE OFFICERS TODAY IS

TOO MUCH.

WE CAN'T EXPECT POLICE

OFFICERS TO RAISE YOUR

CHILDREN AND TO SOLVE ALL

OF THE PROBLEMS IN SCHOOL.

BUT WHEN ISSUES OCCUR, IT

IS SEND THE POLICE.

THAT'S A DAUNTING JOB FOR

ANYONE.

Gordon: POLICE ARE

CALLED INTO DOMESTIC

VIOLENCE, AND THEY'RE

CALLED INTO ALL KINDS OF

SITUATIONS.

AND THOSE COULD TURN VERY

DANGEROUS.

Efrem: INDEED.

I HAVE FAMILY MEMBERS ON

THE FORCE, AND THEY TELL

US ABOUT IT, IT HURTS.

Gordon: AND SHOOTERS

WHO WERE TARGETING

SUPPOSEDLY WHITE

OFFICERS -- NONE OF THIS

IS MAKING SENSE.

Efrem: NO.

IT BECOMES INDISCRIMINATE,

AND EVERYBODY THEN BECOMES

THE VICTIM.

REALLY, WHEN YOU FIGHT

BRUTALITY IN THAT WAY,

EVEN IF IT DOESN'T

ESCALATE TO KILLING, IF

YOU RETALIATE WITH ANY

TYPE OF VIOLENCE, YOU

NEGATE THE VERY ARGUMENT

THAT YOU'RE MAKING.

SO IT REALLY IS A WASTE OF

TIME.

I THINK ONE CELEBRITY

TWEETED, ONE STEP FORWARD

AND 10 STEPS BACK.

WHEN YOU DO THAT, YOU PUT

US 10 STEPS BACK IN THE

FIGHT FOR JUSTICE.

Gordon: AND IT KEEPS

THE DEBATE FROM REALLY

HAPPENING.

Efrem: ABSOLUTELY.

Gordon: THERE IS NOT

REALLY A DISCUSSION OF

DEATH ROW OR INCARCERATION

RATES, OR WHAT ARE WE

DOING FOR THE GRAMMAR

SCHOOLS AND THE HIGH

SCHOOLS.

WHAT ARE WE GOING TO GIVE

PEOPLE A HOPE AND A

FUTURE.

AND WHAT ARE WE DOING TO

PROVIDE JOBS?

Efrem: THOSE ARE THE

ANSWERS WE NEED.

BUT THESE TYPES OF THINGS

PUSH US BACK TO SQUARE ONE

AND YOU NEVER GET TO THE

ISSUE.

Gordon: IT CHANGES IT

FROM A LAW AND ORDER

DISCUSSION AS OPPOSED TO

HOW CAN WE HELP.

> LET'S TURN AND TALK

ABOUT SOMETHING ELSE.

SHIRLEY CAESAR, WHAT A

LEGEND.

WHAT WAS IT LIKE TO BE

WITH HER?

Efrem: TO BE AROUND

HER, JUST THIS PAST

FRIDAY -- I SPENT

LITERALLY THE ENTIRE DAY

WITH HER.

SHE TOOK US TO LUNCH.

I WON'T SAY HER AGE,

BECAUSE SHE ASKED ME NOT

TO, BUT SHE IS CLOSER TO

80 THAN 70, AND SHE IS

SPRY.

I WATCHED HER RUN AROUND

HER CAR AND CHASE MEMBERS

OF HER CHURCH --

Gordon: I'VE GOT TO

ASK, WHAT DID SHE ORDER?

Efrem: SHE ORDERED

FLOUNDER.

SHE IS A FRIED FISH EATER,

BUT SHE SAID SHE DOESN'T

COOK THAT WAY.

IT WAS CLEAR WHEN WE WENT

INTO THE RESTAURANT

BECAUSE SHE IS A REGULAR.

> SHE IS BUSY.

SHE JUST GOT A STAR ON THE

HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME AND

SHE RELEASED A NEW ALBUM,

AND SHE ACTUALLY HAS A

FILM COMING OUT AS WELL.

Gordon: THERE IS A

CONNECTION BETWEEN HER AND

SOUTH CAROLINA, AND

SPECIFICALLY THAT CHURCH.

Efrem: THAT CHURCH.

MOTHER EMMANUEL CHURCH.

SHE RECEIVED HER FIRST

HONORARY DOCTORATE DEGREE

AT MOTHER EMMANUEL CHURCH.

AND SHE SAID WHEN HE

WATCHED AND SAW THE

VIOLENCE UNFOLD INSIDE

THAT CHURCH, SHE PRAYED,

SHE CRIED.

BUT IT TOOK HER TWO WEEKS

TO REALLY ARRIVE AT A

PLACE OF FORGIVENESS FOR

THE SHOOTER.

SHE SAID SHE JUST COULDN'T

WRAP HER MIND AROUND THAT,

HOW HE COULD DO THAT.

SHE HAS MET WITH THE

VICTIMS' FAMILIES --

Gordon: I CAN'T SAY

THAT I HAVE ARRIVED AT

FORGIVENESS FOR HIM.

THAT'S A TOUGH ONE.

Efrem: YEAH.

BUT WE KNOW THAT GOD CALLS

ON US TO FORGIVE.

Gordon: I KNOW.

Efrem: IT IS HARD,

BUT IT'S NOT EASY.

Gordon: BUT WHEN I

THINK OF IT, I GO, WHERE

WAS THIS COMING FROM?

WHAT WERE YOU DOING?

Efrem: I KNOW.

Gordon: I GUESS ON

SOME LEVELS, FATHER

FORGIVE HIM FOR HE HAS NO

IDEA WHAT HE IS DOING, BUT

AT THE SAME TIME, CAN'T

AMERICA -- IT HAS SORT OF

SHATTERED MY ILLUSIONS OF

WHERE WE ARE IN AMERICA

TODAY, THAT WE THINK WE'VE

PROGRESSED, AND WE

HAVEN'T.

AND NOW, WITH ALL OF THE

PROTESTS AND ALL OF THE

POLICE SHOOTINGS, IT

JUST -- YOU KNOW, ONE STEP

FORWARD AND 10 STEPS BACK.

Efrem: IT BREAKS YOUR

HEART.

I WILL SAY ONE THING IN

TERMS OF THE MOTHER

EMMANUEL CHURCH, ON

SHIRLEY'S NEW ALBUM, SHE

HAS WRITTEN A SONG CALL

"MOTHER EMMANUEL CHURCH,"

AND THE WORDS IN THE SONG

ABOUT THE FORGIVENESS OF

THE FAMILIES, HOW THAT

DROVE HER TO STRIVE FOR

FURTHER FORGIVENESS.

IT IS A BEAUTIFUL AND

POWERFUL SONG.

WE FEATURE THE SONG ON

"STUDIO 5."

AND WE'LL FEATURE IT ON

"THE 700 CLUB" AS WELL,

AND IT IS A POWERFUL,

POWERFUL SONG.

Gordon: THAT IS A

TEASE.

IF YOU WANT TO WATCH THE

SHOW, THERE ARE A COUPLE

OF WAYS YOU CAN DO IT.

YOU CAN WATCH IT ON OUR

APP, OR YOU CAN GO TO

cbn.com/"STUDIO 5," AND

YOU CAN SEE IT AND HEAR

THAT WONDERFUL SONG.

AND EFREM, GREAT HAVING

YOU ON THE SHOW.

Efrem: GOOD TO BE

HERE.

Gordon: WE'LL SEE YOU

AGAIN NEXT WEEK.

Efrem: I LOOK FORWARD

TO IT.

Gordon: COMING UP, A

FAMILY GETS A LITERAL

WAKEUP CALL, COURTESY OF

THEIR SMOKE ALARM.

YOU COULD NOT SEE SIX

INCHES FRONT OF YOU.

THE FIRST THING I THOUGHT

OF, MY GIRLS OF DEAD.

Gordon: SEE HOW THIS

FAMILY MADE IT OUT ALIVE,

Gordon: AARON WEEKLY

AND HIS FAMILY WERE AT

THEIR PICTURE-PERFECT

HOME, OVERLOOKING THE BLUE

RIDGE MOUNTAINS, GETTING

READY TO HEAD OUT ON A

NICE VACATION.

THAT NIGHT THEY LEFT THEIR

HOME FOR THE VERY LAST

TIME.

THINGS WERE GREAT.

THE GIRLS WERE DOING WELL

IN SPORTS.

THE HOUSE WAS GREAT.

WE JUST FINISHED OUR

KITCHEN.

WE REMODELED IT, AND WE

WERE SO PROUD OF IT.

LITTLE DID I KNOW GOD WAS

PREPARING US FOR THE TRIAL

OF A LIFETIME.

COMING SOON WAS OUR

WEDDING ANNIVERSARY, 18

YEARS.

AND WE HAVE THREE

DAUGHTERS, CASSIE, ALI,

AND OUR YOUNGEST DAUGHTER

IS EMILY.

ME AND THE GIRLS ATE

OUTSIDE, AND I ASKED ALI

TO GET A CANDLE.

I DIDN'T THINK IT WOULD

LAST THE WHOLE DINNER, BUT

IT DID.

I GOT HOME LATE, AND

11:00 I WENT TO BED.

I REMEMBER WAKING UP AND I

HEARD THE SMOKE ALARMS.

AND I OPENED THE DOOR, AND

IT WAS JUST HEAT AND

BLACK.

I REMEMBER YELLING, FIRE.

THE SMOKE WAS SO THICK,

YOU COULD NOT SEE SIX

INCHES IN FRONT OF YOU.

THE FIRST THING OF I

THOUGHT WAS MY GIRLS WERE

DEAD.

I DIDN'T KNOW IF IT WAS

GOD'S WILL FOR US TO LIVE

OR TO DIE.

OUR BEDROOM WAS AT THE

END OF THE HOUSE.

WHEN I RAN BY EMILY'S

BEDROOM, SHE CAME OUT AT

THE SAME TIME ALI WAS

COMING OUT.

I REMEMBER THINKING, I

WAS GOING TO DO EVERYTHING

IN MY POWER TO SAVE THE

OTHER GIRLS.

Reporter THE SMOKE ALARMS HADN'T

GONE OFF UNTIL THE FLAMES

HAD BREACHED THE HOUSE.

I IMMEDIATELY KNEW I HAD

TO GO UP STARS AND GET OUR

OTHER TWO DAUGHTERS.

YOU COULDN'T SEE ANYTHING.

THE SMELL WAS JUST

HORRIFIC.

YOU COULD TASTE IT.

I HEARD MY MIDDLE

DAUGHTER, ALI, TO YELL.

ONCE SHE GOT CLOSE ENOUGH,

I REACHED DOWN AND GRABBED

HER LEFT FOREARM.

AND I COULD HEAR CASSIE ON

THE OTHER END, SCREAMING.

AND I YELLED, CASSIE,

YOU'VE GOT TO COME TO THE

STEPS.

YOU'VE GOT TO COME TO THE

STEPS.

SHE WAS JUST PANICKED.

I WAS RUNNING OUT OF AIR,

AND I KNEW ALI WAS RUNNING

OUT OF AIR.

SO I TOOK HER DOWN THE

STEPS AND OUT THE BACK

DOOR.

I GOT A BREATH AND YELLED

FOR CASSIE.

I'LL NEVER FORGET LOOKING

UP AND SEEING, SHE WAS

STANDING IN THE WINDOW

SCREAMING, SOMEBODY HELP

ME.

I DON'T WANT TO DIE.

SHOULD I TELL HER TO JUMP?

IT IS 30 FEET AND THERE IS

PAVEMENT AND TWO VEHICLES

UNDERNEATH HER.

I SAID, CASSIE, YOU'VE GOT

TO GO BACK TO THE STEPS.

I KNEW WE HAD TO GET

CASSIE.

I REMEMBER GOING UP THE

STEPS.

I REMEMBER PRAYING, GOD,

PLEASE HELP ME FIND

CASSIE.

WE COULDN'T SEE EACH

OTHER.

WE COULDN'T HEAR EACH

OTHER.

WHEN WE GOT TO THE TOP OF

THE STEPS, IT WAS AS IF

GOD PUT HER HAND IN MINE.

IT WAS AS IF GOD MADE A

RAMP THAT MORNING, AND

ANGELS CARRIED US OUT.

BECAUSE HER OR I CAN'T

REMEMBER ONE STEP COMING

DOWN.

ALL I REMEMBER IS GRABBING

THAT KID'S HAND AND WE

WERE OUT THE BACK DOOR.

EVERY SECOND, ALL I KNEW

IS THAT GOD HAD SAVED US.

I KNEW HE WASN'T DONE WITH

US YET.

AS I STOOD IN THE

BACKYARD, AND AMI CAME UP

TO ME, AND SHE WAS BLACK

FROM HEAD TO TOE.

SHE GRABBED MY ARMS AND

SAID, IT'S OKAY.

WE'RE ALL OUT.

THERE WAS NOTHING LEFT

BY A BACK WALL AND THE

BASEMENT.

BUT EVERY ROOM IN THAT

HOUSE, EVERY PICTURE,

EVERY MEMORY OF THE GIRLS

PLAYING BABY DOLL, ALL OF

THE LITTLE KITCHEN SETS WE

HAD SAVED FOR THEIR

CHILDREN WHEN THEY GROW

UP, WAS GONE, WHICH SEEMED

LIKE IN THE BLINK OF AN

EYE.

I REMEMBER CRYING WHEN

I WATCHED THE HOUSE BURN.

IT IS LIKE THAT MOMENT

WHEN YOU FEEL EVERYTHING

IS STRIPPED FROM YOU.

WHEN GOD'S WORD SAYS HE

WILL GIVE YOU A PEACE THAT

SURPASSES ALL

UNDERSTANDING, THAT'S

EXACTLY WHAT I FELT.

I REMEMBER THINKING ABOUT

THAT PASSAGE FROM

LAMENTATIONS: GREAT IS

YOUR FAITHFULNESS AND YOUR

MERCY EVERY MORNING.

THERE IS NO DOUBT IN OUR

MINDS HE ORDAINED EVERY

STEP IN THE HOUSE THAT

MORNING.

HE HAD TOTALLY PROTECTED

US FROM THOSE FLAMES.

AND CASSIE EYES WERE

BURNED.

AND THEY SAID THEY WERE

GOING TO LIFT HER TO

ANOTHER HOSPITAL.

THEY SAID SHE WAS

LITERALLY BLACK FROM THE

TOP OF HER THROATS TO THE

BOTTOM OF HER LUNGS.

HE SAID, AARON, I'VE

SEEN BURNS ALL OVER

PEOPLE'S BODIES, AND YOUR

DAUGHTERS BURNS WERE OF

THE TOP THREE, AND THE

OTHER TWO DIDN'T SURVIVE.

THEY THOUGHT SHE WOULD

HAVE TO HAVE A TRACH, AND

THAT WAS DEVASTATING FOR

HER.

TO SEE HER SPIRIT GO FROM

BEING POSITIVE TO BEING

VERY DISCOURAGED WER WAS JUST

HEART-WRENCHING.

I SAID, GOD IS SAVING YOU,

KID.

HE IS SAVING YOU FOR A

REASON.

YOU'VE GOT TO BELIEVE THAT

HE LOVES YOU AND HE IS

GOING TO TAKE CARE OF YOU.

THE AWESOME THING IS WE

HAVE SUCH AN INCREDIBLE

COMMUNITY, AN INCREDIBLE

CHURCH FAMILY.

THERE WERE SO MANY PEOPLE

COMING OVER AND PRAYING

WITH US.

WE KNEW THERE WERE

LITERALLY THOUSANDS OF

PEOPLE PRAYING FOR CASSIE.

PEOPLE HAD STARTED A GO

FUND ME SITE, AND WE WERE

SO BLOWN AWAY BY THE

RESPONSE.

WE HAD LEFT THE HOSPITAL

AND GONE TO THE MALL TO

GET SOME CLOTHES BECAUSE

WE HAD NOTHING.

A LADY COMES UP AS WE WERE

GETTING READY TO CHECK

OUT, AND SHE SAID, HEY, A

CUSTOMER OVERHEARD YOUR

STORY AND WANTED TO GIVE

YOU THIS, AND HANDED HER A

GIFT CARD FOR $150 FOR A

STORE WHERE WE LIVE.

WE'RE NOBODY SPECIAL.

THE OUTPOURING OF LOVE

FROM THE COMMUNITY, WE SAW

IT AS GOD'S LOVE WORKING

THROUGH PEOPLE.

IT WAS JUST A GLIMPSE OF

HIS SPLENDOR.

IT WAS LIKE GOD SAYING,

I'VE GOT THIS.

EVERY NEED -- EVERY NEED,

I'M HERE TO SUPPLY IT FOR

YOU.

CASSIE TODAY HAS GONE

THROUGH A COUPLE OF

SURGERIES.

SHE DOES HAVE HER TRACH

OUT NOW.

HER VOICE IS ABOVE A

WHISPER.

IT IS EXTREMELY RASPY.

SHE HAD TO GO IN JUST THIS

PAST WEEK TO DO ANOTHER

SURGERY.

IT WAS THE FIRST TIME THE

DOCTOR REALLY GOT TO GIVE

HER GOOD NEWS ABOUT HER

VOCAL CHORDS.

IN FACT, HIS WORDS WERE,

PRAISE THE LORD, THE

SURGERY IS WORKING.

GOD HAS BEEN SO

GRACEFUL.

THEY DIDN'T THINK I SHOULD

HAVE SURVIVED THIS THING,

AND HERE I AM TODAY.

I UNDERSTAND WHY WE THIS

HAPPENED, BECAUSE HE

BROUGHT SO MANY PEOPLE

INTO OUR LIVES.

SO MANY PEOPLE ASK GOD

WHY.

IT IS SUCH AN AWESOME

THING FOR US TO KNOW THAT

GOD USED THAT -- HE USED

OUR TRIAL TO SAVE OUR

SOULS.

WE WANT PEOPLE TO LOOK AT

US AND SEE GOD'S

FAITHFULNESS AND GOD'S

LOVE AND GOD'S MERCY.

FOR US GOING THROUGH

THIS FIRE, WE COULDN'T

HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT GOD.

I DON'T KNOW HOW ANYONE

GOES THROUGH A TRIAL

WITHOUT GOD BECAUSE HE IS

YOUR HOPE AND YOUR

STRENGTH.

GOD WILL HOLD YOUR HAND

EVERY STEP OF THE WAY.

Gordon: GOD WILL HOLD

YOUR HAND.

HERE THEY ARE MIRACULOUSLY

DELIVERED.

NOW, WAS THERE

CONSEQUENCES?

WAS THERE ENORMOUS LOSS?

YES.

DO YOU GET INTO THE

QUESTION WHY?

WHY DOES THIS HAPPEN?

WHY DO ACCIDENTS HAPPEN?

WHY DO FIRES HAPPEN?

WHY DO DISASTERS HAPPEN?

WELL, THERE IS A

RANDOMNESS IN THE

UNIVERSE.

TIME AND CHANCE HAPPENS TO

US ALL -- THAT'S WHAT THE

BIBLE SAYS.

THROUGH ALL OF THAT, WE

NEED TO KEEP THIS IN MIND:

HE IS OUR VERY PRESENT

HELP IN TIME OF TROUBLE.

WHEN YOU'RE IN TROUBLE,

WHEN YOU NEED HIM, WELL,

THAT'S NOT THE TIME TO BE

ASKING WHY, WHY DID THIS

HAPPEN TO ME?

WAS IT SOMETHING I DID?

WAS IT SOMETHING SOMEBODY

ELSE DID?

WAWHAT WAS THE CAUSATION FOR

IT?

THERE IS THIS ENGLISH WORD

CALLED "ACCIDENT," AND

THERE IS NO CAUSE FOR IT,

NO REASON FOR IT.

BUT IN ALL OF THAT, WE CAN

TURN TO HIM AND SAY, WE

DON'T KNOW WHY THIS WAS

CAUSED, BUT, LORD, WE KNOW

THAT YOU CAN DELIVER US

OUT OF IT.

YOU CAN SEE US THROUGH.

WE PUT OUR TRUST IN YOU.

IF YOU'RE GOING THROUGH A

DIFFICULT TIME, IF YOU'RE

WONDERING WHY, WHY IS ALL

OF THIS HAPPENING, DON'T

LET THAT KEEP YOU FROM

TURNING TO THE SOURCE.

HE IS THE SOURCE OF ANSWER

FOR EVERY HUMAN NEED.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS

PRAY.

AND IF YOU NEED HELP, JUST

CALL ON HIM AND HE WILL

ANSWER.

IF YOU NEED HELP WITH THE

PRAYER, WE'RE HERE FOR

YOU.

AND WE'LL BE GLAD TO PRAY

FOR YOU.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CALL

US: 1-888-777-1999.

> WELL, STILL TO COME, A

SINGLE FATHER STRUGGLES

AFTER LOSING EVERYTHING IN

A FLOOD.

Through Translator:

MANY PEOPLE DROWN.

THE RIVER ROSE AND

EVERYTHING WE HAD WASHED

AWAY.

Gordon: SEE HOW

VIEWERS LIKE YOU GAVE HIM

A NEW HOME, RIGHT AFTER

THIS.

Gordon: IN THE BLINK

OF AN EYE, RENEE LOST IT

ALL, HIS HOME AND

EVERYTHING HE OWNED.

IT WAS WASHED AWAY IN A

STORM.

RENEE COULDN'T REBUILD,

BUT THANKS TO VIEWERS LIKE

YOU, HE DIDN'T NEED TO.

Reporter: RENEE IS A

SINGLE DAD.

HE DOES HIS BEST TO

PROTECT AND WATCH OVER HIS

TWO SMALL CHILDREN.

BUT HE SAYS THE WEATHER

AND THE FACT THAT THEIR

HOUSE SITS ON STILTS OVER

A RIVER REALLY MAKES HIM

NERVOUS.

HIS 11-YEAR-OLD SON, RAY,

HAS PICKED UP ON HIS DAD'S

FEAR.

I'M SCARED WE MIGHT

DROWN AND DIE.

Reporter: THEN A

TYPHOON HIT THEIR AREA IN

THE PHILIPPINES.

THE RIVER ROSE AND

EVERYTHING WE HAD WASHED

AWAY.

Reporter: AFTER THE

STORM, RENEE SIFTED

THROUGH THE RUBBLE FOR

THEIR BELONGINGS.

HE DIDN'T MAKE ENOUGH AS A

TAXICAB DRIVER TO REBUILD,

SO HE AND HIS CHILDREN

ENDED UP IN A SHELTER.

I'M GROWING OLD.

I JUST WANT MY CHILDREN TO

HAVE A SAFE HOME.

Reporter: WHEN CBN

LEARNED ABOUT THEIR

SITUATION, WE BUILT THEM

THIS HOUSE FAR FROM THE

RIVER.

IT CAN WITHSTAND

EARTHQUAKES AND WINDS UP

TO 150 MILES PER HOUR.

I WAS SO EXCITED TO

CHOOSE MY BEDROOM.

IT IS A BIG RELIEF TO

KNOW WE WILL BE SAFE IN

OUR NEW HOUSE.

Reporter: RENEE WAS

SO GRATEFUL FOR THE HOUSE

WE GAVE HIM, HE HELPED US

BUILT MORE HOUSES FOR

OTHER TYPHOON VICTIMS IN

THIS COMMUNITY.

THANK YOU, CBN, FOR OUR

NEW HOUSE.

Gordon: THANK YOU.

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WE WANT CHRISTIANS TO BE

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WE DO MORE THAN JUST GIVE

OUT A HANDOUT.

WE WANT TO GIVE A HAND-UP,

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AND A FUTURE.

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LOVES THEM AND WE LOVE

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IT'S MY FATHER'S LATEST

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SUMMARIZES 86 YEARS OF

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SEEN HIM THROUGH THE

STORMS OF LIFE.

ON TODAY'S SHOW, WE'VE

BEEN TALKING ABOUT

DISASTERS AND HOW THEY'VE

HAPPENED TO SOME VERY GOOD

PEOPLE.

AND HOW GOD HAS PROTECTED

THEM, SEEN THEM THROUGH.

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> WELL, WE ARE "700 CLUB

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STORMS.

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HAS BEEN FAITHFUL IN

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MY FAMILY.

WE ARE SAFE AND SOUND

AFTER AN ACCIDENT.

THANK YOU, JESUS."

AND GLORIA WRITES IN, "HE

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> WE LEAVE YOU WITH THIS

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STAND FIRM IN THE FAITH.

BE COURAGEOUS.

BE STRONG."

THOSE ARE WONDERFUL WORDS

FOR US TODAY.

GOD BLESS YOU.

WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN

TOMORROW.

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