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700 Club Interactive - October 19, 2016

Casey Walker discusses LOST KITES documentary that seeks answers to the global orphan crisis. Read Transcript


Gordon: WHEN CRISIS

BECOMES AN ALL-CON SUPINCONSUMING

PASSION.

WE SAW THE EFFECTS WHAT

HAPPENS IF WE DO NOTHING

FOR THESE CHILDREN.

UNTIL YOU'RE THERE IN

THE COUNTRY, UNTIL YOU GO

AND MEET PEOPLE WORKING IN

THE FIELD, YOU REALIZE HOW

MUCH NEED THERE IS.

Gordon: SCREENWRITER

CASEY WALKER JOINS US IN

THE STUDIO ON TODAY'S "700

CLUB INTERACTIVE."

Gordon: WELCOME TO

THE SHOW.

WE'VE GOT SOME TRENDING

NEWS FOR YOU.

A BEAUTIFUL AFTERNOON

DRIVE TURNED INTO A

DESPERATE SITUATION IN

FLORIDA.

PALM BAY POLICE RESPONDED

TO A CRASH WHERE THEY

FOUND THIS VEHICLE OVER

THE EMBANKMENT AND ON

FIRE.

A FEW GOOD SAMARITANS

HELPED THE OFFICERS PULL

THE DRIVER TO SAFETY.

TAKE A LOOK.

9-1-1.

[CHEERING]

HE'S OUT!

OH, MY GOD!

OH, MY GOD!

Gordon: WELL, THE

DRIVER WAS TRANSPORTED TO

THE HOSPITAL WITH ONLY A

FEW MINOR INJURIES.

AND THAT'S JUST A MIRACLE.

I'LL TELL YOU, WATCHING

THAT VIDEO, I'M SAYING,

OKAY, YOU GOT OUT OF THE

CAR, AND NOW YOU'VE GOT TO

GET AWAY BECAUSE THERE IS

A GAS TANK IN THAT CAR.

Terry: THAT'S ALWAYS

A SCARY PART OF CRASHES,

WHETHER OR NOT THE CAR IS

GOING TO BURST INTO

FLAMES.

Gordon: AND ONCE THEY

GO ON FIRE, IT IS VERY

DIFFICULT TO PUT IT OUT.

Terry: ABSOLUTELY, SO

YAY!

> AND THIS IS ANOTHER

GOOD SAMARITAN STORY FROM

FLORIDA.

AN ELDERLY MAN FELL IN THE

MIDDLE OF A BUSY

INTERSECTION.

AS YOU SEE CARS SWERVING

AROUND HIM WITHOUT

STOPPING TO HELP.

BUT THANKFUL BARRY SHAW

WAS THERE WITH HIS DASH

CAM ROLLING.

I'M THINKING, WHY

AREN'T PEOPLE STOPPING TO

HELP HIM.

THERE IS AN OLD MAN LYING

IN THE ROAD.

HE COULD HAVE EASILY GOT

RUN OVER.

I ASK FOR HELP FROM GOD

EVERY DAY, AND WHEN THERE

IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO HELP

SOMEONE ELSE, YOU HAVE TO

TAKE IT.

Terry: GOOD GRIEF.

THAT MAN EASILY COULD HAVE

BEEN RUN OVER.

Gordon: BEEN KILLED.

Terry: YES.

Gordon: WHEN YOU HAVE

AN OPPORTUNITY FROM GOD TO

HELP, TAKE IT.

THAT'S A GOOD MOTTO TO

LIVE BY.

IT DOES DISTURB YOU THE

NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO SEEM

TO WANT TO GO ON THEIR

MERRY WAY AND NOT STOP,

NOT INTERVENE.

BUT LUCKILY THERE WAS ONE

WHO SAID, MY MOTTO IS IF I

SEE SOMEBODY IN TROUBLE, I

WANT TO HELP.

> WELL, YOU'RE NEVER TOO

YOUNG OR TOO OLD TO MAKE A

DIFFERENCE.

AT 77 YEARS YOUNG, THAT'S

EXACTLY WHAT MARY DIPOLITO

HOPES TO DO.

MARY'S CROCHETED HATS AND

AFGHANS TAKE MORE THAN 40

HOURS A WEEK, AND SHE

DOESN'T DO IT FOR PROFIT.

MARY DONATES HER WORK TO

CATHOLIC SOCIAL SERVICES

WHERE THEY ARE GIVEN AWAY

TO NEEDY PEOPLE.

BECAUSE I'M OLD, YOU

KNOW, I DON'T WANT TO JUST

BE SITTING AND ROCKING

AWAY, YOU KNOW, OR

WATCHING TV.

I DON'T LIKE TO BE

USELESS.

Gordon: WELL, SHE IS

FAR FROM USELESS.

Terry: YEAH.

Gordon: AS ATTRACTIVE

AS IT SOUNDS TO SIT IN A

ROCKING CHAIR AND WATCH

TV, HERE SHE IS DOING

SOMETHING.

Terry: I LOVE THAT.

HANDS STILL SUPPLE AND

GOING TO IT.

YAY, MARY.

AND SUPPLYING A NEED AS

WELL.

> WELL, HOOD ORNAMENTS

WERE POPULAR IN THE EARLY

20th CENTURY.

THE 1930 CHEVROLET HAD A

HOOD ORNAMENT OF A BALD

EAGLE.

LOOK AT THAT, SOMEHOW

DURING HURRICAN MATTHEW,

THE EAGLE WAS STUCK IN THE

GRILLLE OF THIS CAR.

THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT

RESCUED THE BIRD, AND IT

WAS TAKEN TO A SANCTUARY.

THE BIRD APPEARS TO BE

UNHARMED AND WAS

APPROPRIATELY NAMED

MATTHEW.

WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU

CAME AROUND THE FRONT OF

YOUR CAR AND SAW THAT.

Gordon: A BALD EAGLE.

IN SOCIAL MEDIA, I'VE GOT

TO SAY THAT WAS SORT OF A

SYMBOL OF WHAT THE

AMERICAN PUBLIC HAS

BECOME -- WE SEEM TO BE

TRAPPED IN THE FRONT END

OF A MOVING VEHICLE, AND

HOW ARE YOU FREE AGAIN.

IT'S AN AMAZING STORY OF

RESCUE.

> WELL, A MAN IN NEW

YORK IS GIVING NEW MEANING

TO THE PHRASE "BEAR HUG."

KIM CULSAK RUNS A WILDLIFE

CENTER IN UPSTATE

NARCOTICNEWYORK, AND YOU'RE LOOKING

AT A 1500 KODIAK BEAR

NAMED JIMBO.

AND JIMBO IS PLAYFUL,

OBVIOUSLY, AND LOVES

MARSHMELLOWS.

JIM AND HIS WIFE, SUSAN,

HAVE BE REHABILITATING

ANIMALS SINCE THE EARLY

1990s.

THEIR MAIN GOAL IS TO

RELEASE THE ANIMALS BACK

INTO THE WILD, BUT 11

BEARS THEY HAVE AT THE

FACILITY CANNOT BE

RELEASED, DUE TO INJURY OR

THEY HAVE BECOME TOO

ACCUSTOMED TO CAPTIVITY

AND ALL OF THOSE WONDERFUL

BEAR HUGS.

WOULD YOU DO THAT?

Terry: AH, NOT

WITHOUT A LITTLE PREP.

JIMBO AND I WOULD HAVE TO

GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER.

Gordon: NOT WITHOUT

FULL BODY ARMOR.

Terry: HE IS JUST SO

MASSIVE.

Gordon: YOU HAVE THE

SENSE HE COULD SNAP YOU IN

TWO AND NOT EVEN KNOW IT.

Terry: I THINK THAT

WOULD BE A LARGELY RIGHT

SENSE THAT JIMBO COULD

SNAP YOU IN TWO.

I DON'T KNOW HOW LONG HE

HAS HAD HIM, EITHER.

IT'S OBVIOUS THAT MAYBE

THEY'VE BONDED.

Gordon: IN A LOT OF

DIFFERENT WAYS.

Terry: SPEAKING OF

BONDING, WE'RE GOING TO

TALK ABOUT AN IMPORTANT

SUBJECT THAT IS HAPPENING

ALL AROUND THE WORLD,

ACTUALLY, AND THAT IS

TACKLING THE WORLDWIDE

ORPHAN CRISIS.

SO SCREENWRITER CASEY

WALKER IS GOING TO JOIN US

TO TELL US THE STORIES OF

THREE LOST KITES, SO DON'T

GO AWAY.

Terry: 200 MILLION,

THAT'S A HUGE NUMBER.

IT'S THE ESTIMATED NUMBER

OF ORPHANS WORLDWIDE.

WELL, A YOUNG FILM TEAM

RECENTLY TRAVELLED THE

WORLD TO FIND ANSWERS IN

HOPES OF SOLVING THIS

ORPHAN CRISIS.

TAKE A LOOK.

Reporter: MILLIONS OF

CHILDREN AROUND THE WORLD

LIVE ON THE STREETS AN IN

ORPHANAGES, BECAUSE OF

ISSUES LIKE POVERTY, WAR,

OR THEIR PARENTS SIMPLY

ABANDONED THEM.

IN THE DOCUMENTARY "LOST

KITES," SCREENWRITER,

CASEY WALKER, ALONG WITH

FOUR OTHER FILM-MAKERS,

TRAVELLED ACROSS 22

COUNTRIES IN SEARCH OF

SOLUTIONS TO THIS GLOBAL

CRISIS.

BASICALLY WE SAW THE

EFFECTS OF WHAT HAPPENS IF

WE DO NOTHING FOR

CHILDREN.

THIS IS WHAT THE FUTURE IS

GOING TO LOOK LIKE.

WE SAW A PICTURE OF IT.

AND IT WAS HORRIBLE.

AND IT IS TERRIFYING.

Reporter: ON THEIR

JOURNEY, THE FILM-MAKERS

MEET CHILDREN WHO CHANGED

THEIR LIVES FOREVER.

Terry: POLICE WELCOME

TPLEASE WELCOMETO THE SHOW THE

SCREENWRITER FOR "LOST

EXCITES,KITES," CASEY WALK.

THANK YOU.

Terry: WHAT WAS THE

ORIGIN OF YOUR CONCERN IN

THIS AREA?

SURE.

MY TEAM AND I STARTED WITH

"YOUTH WITH A MISSION,"

AND INTERNATIONAL

ORGANIZATION --

Terry: WIWHAM.

YEAH, WIWHAM.

WE DID A COURSE, LEARNING

HOW TO BE A VOICE FOR THE

VOICELESS.

FROM THERE, THE

OPPORTUNITY CAME UP FOR A

SMALL TEAM TO GO OUT AND

DO A FEATURE FILM ON A

SUBJECT THAT WAS ON GOD'S

HEART.

Terry: WHEN YOU TALK

ABOUT BEING A VOICE FOR

THE VOICELESS, I THINK GOD

HAS BEEN MOVING THE FOCUS

OF PEOPLE TO ORPHANS IN

THE LAST DECADE, BUT,

STILL, WHEN YOU SAY THE

WORD ORPHAN OR ORPHANS, IT

IS KIND OF LIKE A GROUP OF

KIDS SOMEWHERE.

IT IS DIFFERENT WHEN YOU

BREAK IT DOWN INTO

INDIVIDUALS.

AND THAT'S WHAT YOU DID IN

"LOST KITES."

TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT

THE THREE KIDS THAT YOU

FEATURE IN HERE.

START WITH CARMELA.

SURE.

THAT WAS OUR GOAL, THE

FILM WANTS TO CELEBRATE

CHILDREN.

BECAUSE THEY'RE FUNNY AND

THEY'RE SMART AND THEY'RE

CREATIVE, AND WE WANTED TO

SHOW THEM ABOUT THEM.

CARMELA REALLY BROUGHT

THAT OUT.

SHE IS A TWO AND A

HALF-YEAR-OLD IN CHILDREN.

SHE WAS BORN WITH A HOLE

IN HER HEART.

SHE WAS ABANDONED BY HER

MOM AT A HOSPITAL.

AND A LOCAL CHRISTIAN

COUPLE BEGAN THE FIGHT FOR

HER LIFE, TO GET HER INTO

SURGERY AND TO FUND AND A FUND ENOUGH

MONEY TO DO THE SURGERY.

Terry: SOMETIMES

THAT'S WHAT IT TAKES, EVEN

IN JUST THE CARING, TO BE

SACRIFICIAL IN WHAT WE'RE

WILLING TO DO TO MAKE A

DIFFERENCE.

WHAT ABOUT SANJOY?

SANOY REALLY CAPTURED

MY HEART THE MOMENT I MET

HIM.

HE IS A STREET BOY IN

INDIA.

HE WAS DIFFERENT FROM A

LOT OF THE OTHER BOYS WE

MET IN THAT HE WAS

ACTUALLY SAVING MONEY TO

START UP A SMALL BUSINESS

SO HE COULD GET OFF THE

STREET.

IN THE MIDDLE OF FILMING,

HE RAN AWAY FROM US.

WE BEGAN THIS SEARCH

AMONGST MILLIONS OF PEOPLE

TO TRY TO FIND HIM --

Terry: ALMOST

IMPOSSIBLE IN INDIA.

YEAH.

Terry: AND THAT'S AN

ISSUE THAT YOU SEE IN KIDS

THAT HAVE NOT BEEN RAISED

INSECURININ SECURE FAMILIES, LIKE A

LACK OF TRUST.

THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT IT

WAS.

LOOKING AT BRAIN SCANS,

CHILDREN IN ORPHANAGES,

CHILDREN LIVING IN

FAMILIES, YOU COULD SEE

THEIR GROWTH AND

DEVELOPMENT IS MUCH

HEALTHIER IN A FAMILY

ENVIRONMENT.

WITH SANJOY, WHEN HE RAN

AWAY FROM US, KNOWING

THERE WAS A TRUST ISSUE

AND IF HE GOT CLOSE TO US,

HE COULD LEAVE AGAIN.

Terry: IN BONDING,

THAT'S A HEALTHY, GOOD

PART IN THE LIVES OF ALL

OF US, ESPECIALLY THOSE

WHO ARE RAISED IN

FAMILIES, AND IT FOLLOWS

INTO ADULTHOOD.

IT DOES.

THAT'S WHERE YOU SEE THAT

DETACHMENT DISORDER THAT

TAKES A CONSISTENT

CARE-GIVER TO REALLY

OVERCOME.

I THINK PRAYER IS

SOMETHING THAT HELPS.

THE BRAIN CAN REACTIVATE,

BUT IT TAKES A LOT OF LOVE

AND CARE.

Terry: THE THIRD

YOUNG PERSON YOU FEATURE

IS IN BRAZIL.

WHAT WAS MOST AMAZING

ABOUT HIM WAS HE HAD A

DREAM.

AND FOR LOTS OF CHILDREN

WHO ARE NOT RAISED IN

FAMILIES, THE ABILITY TO

DREAM IS ALMOST SEQUELCHED

IN THEM.

HE IS SPECIAL.

HE NOT ONLY DREAMED, BUT

DREAMED BIG.

AT THE TIME HE WAS IN THE

ORPHANAGE, HE WAS WORKING

IN A FACTORY, AND DOING A

GREAT JOB THERE.

EVERYONE IN THE FACTORY

LOVES THE WORK HE DID AND

PRAISED HIM, BUT HIS GOAL

WAS TO BE PART OF A

PROFESSIONAL SOCCER TEAM.

AND SOCCER IS HUGE IN

BRAZIL, WE ALL KNOW.

AND SO THE TEAM INVITED

HIM TO COME TRY OUT.

HIS GOAL WAS TO NOT ONLY

MAKE THE TEAM, BUT TO MAKE

IT AND THEN GET HIS

BROTHER OUT OF THE

ORPHANAGE SO HE COULD CARE

FOR HIM.

Terry: YEAH.

YOU KNOW, FAMILY IS GOD'S

INTENTION.

SCRIPTURE CLEARLY SAYS HE

PUTS THE LONELY IN

FAMILIES.

AND SO HOW IMPORTANT IS IT

TO CHILDREN, TO BE IN A

FAMILY ENVIRONMENT, VERSUS

THE TRADITIONAL OLD

ORPHANAGE SETTING WE THINK

OF.

WHEN WE THINK OF THE

ORPHANAGES, EVEN IN SOME

OF THE GROUP HOMES, REALLY

THE ISSUE COMES DOWN TO

THE CHILD KNOWING THAT

THEY HAVE SOMEONE

COMMITTED TO THEM FOR THE

REST OF THEIR LIFE.

CHILDREN WHO GROW UP IN

FAMILIES ARE MUCH MORE

SECURE, WELL-ROOTED, AND

WILLING TO TRY NEW THINGS,

GO OUT FOR DREAMS.

AND FOR CHILDREN WHO GROW

UP IN AN ORPHANAGE, THE

LIKELIHOOD OF THEM GETTING

INTO CRIMINAL ACTIVITY,

HOMELESSNESS,

PROSTITUTION, SUICIDE, IS

MUCH HIGHER.

Terry: YEAH.

WITH THE KIDS THAT YOU

FOLLOWED, SANJOY, YOU

DON'T REALLY KNOW WHAT

HAPPENED TO HIM.

HE RAN AWAY AND YOU

WEREN'T ABLE TO FOLLOW

HIM.

WHAT ABOUT WERK AND

CARMELA.

WITH WERK, HE IS

CONTINUING TO WORK IN THE

FACTORY, AND HE

TRANSITIONED OUT OF THE

ORPHANAGE, AND CARMELA IS

DOING REALLY WELL.

SHE IS HEALTHY AND HAPPY.

Terry: WHEN PEOPLE

WATCH THIS FILM, WHAT DO

YOU WANT THE TAKE-AWAY TO

BE.

NOT EVERYBODY IS GOING TO

BE CALLED TO FOSTER OR

ADOPT, SO WHAT CAN PEOPLE

DO?

WE FOUND GREAT WAYS

ANYONE CAN GET INVOLVED.

OF COURSE, ADOPTION, AND

FOSTER CARE IS WONDERFUL.

BUT SOMETHING THAT ANYONE

CAN DO IS TO WORK WITH

FAMILY-BASED CARE

ORGANIZATIONS.

THERE ARE GREAT ONES

AROUND THE WORLD,

INCLUDING "ORPHANS'

PROMISE," AND "ORPHANS'

PROMISE" ACTUALLY HELPED

OUR FILM TO BE MADE.

AND IT MADE A HUGE

DIFFERENCE.

AND THERE IS ORGANIZATIONS

LIKE "COMPASSION

INTERNATIONAL" WHERE YOU

CAN SPONSOR A CHILD.

AND THEY'LL STAY IN THEIR

FAMILY AND GET THE CARE

THAT THEY NEED.

Terry: YOU KNOW, THAT

IS SO IMPORTANT.

I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU

FOR THE DOCUMENTARY

BECAUSE IT TELLS THE STORY

OF WHAT HAPPENS TO

CHILDREN WHEN THEY DON'T

BELONG TO ANYONE OR IN A

FAMILY SETTING.

"ORPHANS' PROMISE" HIGHLY

ENDORSES THE FILM.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE

HOW YOU CAN WATCH IT OR

SET UP A SCREENING IN YOUR

AREA, GO TO

orphanspromise.org/LOST

KITES.

KEEPING FAMILIES TOGETHER

IS THE VERY BEST-CASE

SCENARIO, AND SO LET'S

MAKE THAT A NUMBER ONE

PRIORITY.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE

PART OF THE WORK THAT

"ORPHANS' PROMISE" IS

DOING AROUND THE WORLD,

YOU CAN DO THAT BY

SUPPORTING US FINANCIALLY

AND PRAYING FOR US.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO GIVE,

THE NUMBER IS TOLL-FREE:

1-800-700-7000.

OR YOU CAN GO TO

700clubinteractive.com

AND GIVE THAT WAY.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR WORK.

THANK YOU.

Terry: GREAT TO HAVE

YOU HERE.

THANK YOU.

Gordon: NEXT, HE WAS

WILLING TO SELL HIS SOUL

FOR THE HIGH OF METH.

I HAD NO IDEA WHERE I

WAS GOING TO SLEEP.

I HAD NO IDEA WHERE I WAS

GOING TO EAT.

I HAD NO IDEA WHERE I WAS

GOING TO WORK.

Gordon: FIND OUT HOW

A 28-YEAR ADDICTION

VANISHED WHEN WE RETURN.

Gordon: PETER BOSIC

NEVER GREW UP.

HE NEVER GOT A JOB.

HE NEVER GOT MARRIED.

HE DROPPED OUT OF HIGH

SCHOOL, AND FOR THE NEXT

25 YEARS HE WANDERED FROM

PLACE TO PLACE, HOMELESS

AND ADDICTED TO DRUGS.

THEN ONE DAY, ON A WING

AND A PRAYER, PETER'S LIFE

WAS TOTALLY TRANSFORMED.

I THINK PEOPLE THAT

MOVE TO ALASKA ARE RUNNING

FROM SOMETHING OR TO

SOMETHING.

I WAS RUNNING FROM.

Reporter: PETER BOSIC

MOVED TO ALASKA WHEN HE

WAS 45 YEARS OLD, BUT HE

SAYS THE JOURNEY THAT

BROUGHT HIM THERE STARTED

EARLIER THAN THAT.

HIS PARENTS DIVORCED WHEN

HE WAS FIVE, AND PETER

SAYS THE PAIN HE FELT CAME

OUT IN ANGER.

I WAS EXPLOSIVE ALL OF

THE TIME.

I DIDN'T WANT TO BE TOLD

WHAT TO DO EVER.

Reporter: BECAUSE OF

HIS AUTHORITY ISSUES,

PETER WAS KICKED OUT OF

HIGH SCHOOL BEFORE EARNING

HIS DIPLOMA.

I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT I

WAS GOING TO DO WITH MY

LIFE.

I HAD OTHER KIDS MY AGE

THAT WERE PREPARING FOR

SCHOOL, FOR JOB

OPPORTUNITIES.

I WAS PREPARING FOR FUN.

Reporter: BEFORE HE

WAS IN HIS 20s, PETER

BECAME A TRANSIENT.

COUCH SHOPPING IS

MOVING FROM ONE FRIEND TO

ANOTHER, BURNING ONE

BRIDGE AFTER ANOTHER.

THEN I STARTED HITCHHIKING

AND TRAVELLING AROUND.

Reporter: DURING HIS

TIME ON THE ROAD, PETER

WAS INTRODUCED TO METH AND

BECAME ADDICTED.

WHEN YOU'RE DOWN IN THE

BOTTOM OF THE BARREL, AND

YOU'RE HANGING OUT WITH

THE BOTTOM OF THE BARREL,

YOU KNOW, DRUGS IS WHAT

BRINGS EVERYONE AROUND

EACH OTHER.

IT STARTED WITH DOING

METH, BUT I THINK I WANTED

PEOPLE TO DRAW TOWARD TO

ME BECAUSE I COULD DO

SOMETHING THAT MOST PEOPLE

COULDN'T.

Reporter: EVENTUALLY

PETER LEARNED TO COOK THE

DRUG.

I FELT LIKE PART OF MY

SOUL JUST DIED, JUST

COMPLETELY DIED.

I'LL NEVER FORGET THAT

FEELING BECAUSE IT WAS

LONELY.

IT WAS HARD.

BUT AFTER A WHILE, YOU

JUST KIND OF -- I JUST

KIND OF BLOCKED TH THAT OUT.

Reporter: FOR

DECADES, METH WRECKED

PETER'S LIFE.

HE WAS HOMELESS AND DID

NUMEROUS STINTS IN JAIL,

AND WAS ESTRANGED FROM HIS

FAMILY.

BUT NOTHING DETERRED HIS

ADDICTIONS.

I WAS INVOLVED WITH

METH AND HOMELESSNESS FOR

25 YEARS.

I WOULD SLEEP OUT IN THE

WOODS A LOT.

I HAD HAMMOCKS THAT I HAD

SET UP IN VARIOUS PLACES.

ONE WAS IN OUR FAMILY'S

CEMETERY.

AND I WOULD STAY IN THE

BACK OF THE CEMETERY A

LOT.

AND I WAS OKAY WITH THAT

EXISTENCE BECAUSE I HAD

FOOD.

I FIGURED, MAN, THAT'S ALL

I NEED.

I DON'T NEED NOTHING ELSE.

MY ASPIRATIONS WERE --

THAT'S ABOUT AS FAR AS

THEY WERE GOING TO GO.

Reporter: WHEN HE

TURNED 40, PETER HIT ROCK

BOTTOM.

THAT'S ABOUT AS BAD AS

I COULD GET.

I WAS DOWN.

I HAD PEOPLE MAD AT ME,

FRUSTRATEDEFRUSTRATED WITH ME, MAYBE

EVEN WANTING TO HURT ME.

THAT'S WHEN I DECIDED I

WOULD PICK UP THE PHONE

AND PUT MY PRIDE AWAY AND

CALL MY DAD, WHO I HAD NOT

HAD ANY CONTACT WITH FOR A

VERY LONG TIME.

Reporter: PETER'S DAD

PROVIDED PETER WITH

HOUSING AND HELPED HIM GET

SOBER FOR A MONTH.

THEN HE BOUGHT HIM A PLANE

TICKET TO ALASKA TO START

A NEW LIFE.

WHEN PETER LANDN LANDED IN HIS

NEW HOME, HE TRIED

SOMETHING HE HAD NEVER

DONE BEFORE.

I HAD IDEA WHERE I WAS

GOING TO SLEEP.

I HAD NO IDEA WHERE I WAS

GOING TO EAT.

I HAD NO IDEA WHERE I WAS

GOING TO WORK.

I WAS WALKING OUT FROM THE

AIRPORT, AND I JUST GOT

THIS URGE TO JUST FIND A

SPOT THAT I WAS REALLY

COZY COMFORTABLE, AND I

JUST WANTED TO TALK TO

GOD.

I FOUND A LAKE, GOT ON THE

SHORE SIDE OF IT, AND I

JUST DROPPED TO MY KNEES

AND I SAID, GOD, I'M 45

YEARS OLD.

I HAVE NO MONEY.

I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I'M

GOING TO DO.

I BELIEVE I NEED HELP.

THAT WAS AS SINCERE AS I

COULD BE IN MY LIFE.

PROBABLY THE MOST SINCERE

I'VE EVER BEEN IN MY LIFE.

Reporter: THAT SAME

DAY, LESS THAN THREE MILES

AWAY, PETER FOUND A

CHRISTIAN RESCUE MISSION

AND CHECKED INTO THEIR

30-DAY PROGRAM.

A FEW DAYS LATER, HE

ATTENDED CHAPEL.

AFTER THE SERVICE, THEY

ASKED IF ANYBODY WANTED

PRAYER.

AND I WENT UP THERE.

AND THE PERSON STARTED

PRAYING.

AND AT THAT MOMENT, A

VERY, VERY GOOD, VERY CALM

FEELING CAME OVER ME.

LIKE LOOKING OUT ACROSS A

LAKE THAT HAS NO RIPPLE IN

IT.

I FELT LOVE COMING THROUGH

ME.

Reporter: THAT NIGHT

PETER SURRENDERED HIS LIFE

TO JESUS CHRIST.

HE STARTED GOING TO CHURCH

AND READING THE BIBLE.

AND HE SAYS THAT'S WHEN

HIS LIFE BEGAN TO CHANGE

DRAMATICALLY.

IT CHANGED EVERYTHING.

IT MADE LIFE -- I WAS ABLE

TO BREATHE AGAIN.

I HAD THAT FEELING OF BACK

WHEN I WAS A KID, OF ALL

OF THE ABUNDANT ENERGY,

JUST COMING OUT OF ME, IT

JUST FILLED MY TANK.

I'M, LIKE, WOW, I'M GOING

TO BE OKAY.

Reporter: JUST A

COUPLE OF YEARS LATER,

PETER MET AND MARRIED HIS

WIFE, ESTHER.

HE GOT HIS COMMERCIAL

DRIVER'S LICENSE AND HAS A

GREAT JOB.

HE ALSO HELPED ESTHER

START HER OWN BUSINESS AND

THEY WERE ABLE TO PURCHASE

A BEAUTIFUL NEW HOME.

HE SAYS IT IS A TURNAROUND

THAT ONLY GOD COULD

ORCHESTRATE.

LIFE IS A 180-DEGREE

TURN IN A FIVE AND A HALF

TURNAROUND.

THAT SPEAKS VOLUMES.

JESUS CHRIST DIED FOR YOU

AND YOUR SINS SO YOU MAY

LIVE ETERNALLY.

THERHE KNOWS THE BEGINNING,

THE MIDDLE, AND THE END.

YOU HAVE TO GO TO HIM.

YOU'VE GOT TO WALK THROUGH

THAT DOOR.

Gordon: YOU'VE GOT TO

WALK THROUGH THAT DOOR.

YOU HAVE TO SAY YES TO

HIM.

DOES HE NOW YOUR

BEGINNING, DOES HE KNOW

YOUR MIDDLE, DOES HE KNOW

YOUR END?

ABSOLUTELY.

HE KNOWS EVERYTHING THERE

IS ABOUT YOU.

HE HAS NUMBERED EVERY

SINGLE HAIR ON YOUR HEAD.

HE KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT

YOU'VE DONE.

IN ALL OF THAT, THE

AMAZING THING IS HE STILL

LOVES YOU AND HE STILL

DIED FOR YOU.

AND IF YOU WERE THE ONLY

ONE TO EVER BELIEVE, HE

STILL WOULD HAVE COME,

JUST FOR YOU.

YOU'RE THAT IMPORTANT TO

HIM.

HE LEAVES THE 99 TO GO

FIND THE ONE.

THE ONE WHO IS LOST.

THE ONE WHO IS CRYING OUT,

HOW CAN I EVER GET OUT OF

THIS SITUATION?

HE WANTS TO COME TO YOU.

WHY?

BECAUSE HE MADE YOU.

HE MADE YOU UNIQUELY.

HE MADE YOU IN HIS IMAGE,

BREATHED HIS LIFE INTO

YOU.

AND THAT'S THE GREAT NEWS.

YOU'RE SO VALUABLE.

NO MATTER WHAT YOU'VE

DONE, YOU'RE STILL SO

VALUABLE THAT YOU'RE WORTH

THE PRICE THAT JESUS PAID

FOR YOU.

YOU'RE WORTH ALL THE

SACRIFICE HE MADE FOR YOU.

NOW, THE GOOD NEWS -- AND

IT'S GREAT NEWS -- IS HE

DOESN'T WANT TO LEAVE YOU

WHERE YOU ARE.

HE LOVES YOU SO MUCH, HE

IS WILLING TO MOVE HEAVEN

AND EARTH SO THAT YOU CAN

HAVE LIFE AND HAVE IT MORE

ABUNDANTLY.

YOU CAN BE FREE FROM

ADDICTION.

YOU CAN LIVE A LIFE OF

PURPOSE, OF DESTINY.

AND THE BIBLE SAYS, FROM

THE BEGINNING OF THE

WORLD, BEFORE THE

FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD,

HE CREATED GOOD THINGS,

GOOD WORKS, FOR YOU TO

WALK INTO.

HE HAS A HOPE AND A FUTURE

FOR YOU, A DESTINY.

HE DOESN'T WANT YOU TO BE

CONDEMNED.

HE DOESN'T WANT YOU TO BE

JUDGED.

HE WANTS YOU TO BE FREE.

IT'S GREAT NEWS.

IT'S THE BEST NEWS THE

WORLD HAS EVER HEARD.

AND IT'S UNIQUE.

ALL OF THE OTHER RELIGIONS

ARE ALL ABOUT HOW CAN YOU

MEDITATE ENOUGH, HOW CAN

YOU PERFECT YOURSELF

ENOUGH, HOW CAN YOU DO

ENOUGH GOOD THINGS SO THAT

GOD WOULD SOMEHOW PAY

ATTENTION TO YOU, SOMEHOW

VISIT YOU.

BUT JESUS, THE PERSON, THE

MAN, JESUS CAME FOR YOU.

AND HE SAID, I'LL DO ALL

OF THAT.

I'LL LIVE THE PERFECT

LIFE.

I'LL GIVE MY LIFE AS A

RANSOM FOR YOU.

AND HE IS WILLING TO COME

TO YOU RIGHT NOW.

WHAT DOES IT TAKE?

JUST AS PETER SAID, YOU'VE

GOT TO OPEN THE DOOR.

YOU CAN HEAR THE KNOCK.

YOU CAN HEAR THE GOOD

NEWS.

YOU CAN HEAR ALL OF THE

MESSAGE.

BUT IT'S UP TO YOU TO SAY

YES TO IT.

SO IF THIS IS FOR YOU, IF

THIS IS WHAT YOU WANT, BOW

YOUR HEAD WITH ME AND

LET'S PRAY A VERY SIMPLE

PRAYER, AND LET JESUS DO

FOR YOU WHAT HE HAS DONE

FOR SO MANY OTHERS.

PRAY WITH ME.

JESUS -- THAT'S RIGHT,

JUST SAY HIS NAME.

SAY IT OUT LOUD.

JESUS, I COME TO YOU, AND

I WANT YOU IN MY HEART AND

IN MY LIFE.

I WANT TO HEAR YOUR VOICE.

I WANT TO FEEL YOUR

PRESENCE.

I WANT TO KNOW THAT YOU

ARE THERE.

SO, JESUS, I OPEN THE

DOOR.

COME INTO MY HEART.

MAKE ME NEW AGAIN.

FORGIVE ME OF THE THINGS

THAT I'VE DONE WRONG.

AND, JESUS, IF YOU DO THIS

FOR ME, I WANT TO FOLLOW

YOU ALL THE DAYS OF MY

LIFE.

HERE MY PRAYER, FOR I PRAY

IT IN JESUS' NAME.

IF YOU PRAYED WITH ME, I

WANT YOU TO DO SOMETHING

MORE.

I WANT YOU TO LET SOMEBODY

ELSE KNOW.

CALL US.

1-800-700-7000.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THE WORD

FROM JAMES: "RELIGION THAT

GOD OUR FATHER ACCEPTS IS

PURE AND FALTLESS AS THIS:

TO LOOK AFTER ORPHANS AND

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