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700 Club Interactive - November 2, 2016

An American family’s ambitious plan to rebuild South Sudan after decades of war. Read Transcript


Gordon: A COURAGEOUS

FAMILY RISKS EVERYTHING.

WHERE YOU GO, I WILL

GO.

AND WHERE YOU DIE, I WILL

DIE.

Gordon: TO REBUILD

SOUTH SUDAN AFTER DECADES

OF WAR.

THIS PLACE IS A FERTILE

AND DEVELOPING NATION.

Gordon: THE AMBITIOUS

GOAL OF "OPERATION

NEHEMIAH," ON TODAY'S "700

CLUB INTERACTIVE."

*

Gordon: WELL, WELCOME

TO THE SHOW.

I'VE GOT A QUESTION FOR

YOU: IF THERE WAS A PILL

YOU COULD TAKE ONCE A

WEEK, ABSOLUTELY FREE OF

CHARGE, AND THEN IF YOU

TOOK IT OVER A PERIOD OF

15 YEARS, IT WOULD REDUCE

YOUR MORALITY RATE BY 20%

TO 30% -- WELL, HERE IS

THE QUESTION: WOULD YOU

TAKE IT?

WELL, THE GOOD NEWS IS IT

ALREADY EXISTS, AND IT IS

CLOSE TO WHERE YOU LIVE.

"U.S.A. TODAY" AS CHURCH

ATTENDANCE MAY BE THAT

MIRACLE DRUG.

Terry: ACCORDING TO

MULTIPLE STUDIES, HERE ARE

SOME OTHER BENEFITS THAT

CHURCH-GOERS EXPERIENCE:

THEY ARE MORE OPTMISTIC,

THEY HAVE LOWER RATES OF

DEPRESSION, A GREATER

PURPOSE IN LIFE, AND MORE

SELF-CON CONTROL.

BETTER SIGN UP.

Gordon: AND THE

RESEARCH SHOWS ATTENDING

RELIGIOUS SERVICES

INCREASES THE LIKELIHOOD

OF A STABLE MARRIAGE.

IT ALSO LEADS TO GREATER

GIVING AND MORE ROBUST

VOLUNTEERING AND CIVIC

INVOLVEMENT, AND WHO KNEW?

LET'S GO TO CHURCH.

Terry: I CAN

UNDERSTAND IT.

FOR ONE THING, I THINK WE

ARE MEANT TO BE

RELATIONAL.

AND THE BIBLE SAYS GOD

PUTS THE LONELY IN

FAMILIES, AND THAT'S KIND

OF ALL OF US, SO WE FIND A

PLACE TO ROOST.

Gordon: I THINK WE'RE

REDISCOVERING THAT, THAT

THE CHURCH NEEDS TO BE

COMMUNITY.

THERE NEEDS TO BE

SOMETHING MORE THAN JUST

SITTING IN A PEW, AND THEN

GOING BACK TO THE REST OF

YOUR LIFE.

THE MORE INVOLVED YOU ARE

IN CHURCH ACTIVITIES, THE

MORE THE BENEFITS ARE

GOING TO COME.

Terry: AND THERE ARE

SO MANY DIFFERENT KINDS OF

CHURCHES, AND DIFFERENT

WAYS OF WORSHIP, AND

DIFFERENT WAYS OF GETTING

INVOLVED EVEN IN THINGS.

SO YOU HAVE A LOT OF

CHOICES.

MAYBE YOU ARE NOT GOING TO

CHURCH RIGHT NOW BECAUSE

YOU DON'T HAVE ONE.

WELL, YOU'RE NOT ALONE.

HALF OF ALL UNITED STATES

ADULTS WILL NEED TO LOOK

FOR A NEW CONGREGATION AT

SOME POINT.

SO WHAT ARE THE TOP THINGS

WE'RE LOOKING FOR IN A

CHURCH?

A NEW STUDY BY PEW

RESEARCH SAYS WHEN IT

COMES TO RESEARCHING A

CHURCH -- OF COURSE THAT

WOULD BE PEW RESEARCH.

Gordon: NO IRONY

THERE.

Terry: -- PEOPLE WANT

A WARM CHURCH AND

WELCOMING.

Gordon: 74% WANT A

PARTICULAR STYLE OF

SERVICE.

AND 70% BASED ON LOCATION,

AND 56% WANT AN EDUCATION

PROGRAM FOR THEIR

CHILDREN, AND THAT'S A BIG

ONE.

AND WE ALL -- HERE IS A

SECRET YOU DIDN'T KNOW, WE

GO TO THE SAME CHURCH.

AND SO WHAT MADE YOU

CHOOSE IT?

WELL, I'LL SAY LOCATION

IS ONE THING.

IT WAS CLOSE.

BUT LOVE THE PASTOR.

LOVE THE FREEDOM --

Gordon: PASTOR DAN.

Terry: PASTOR DAN,

HATS OFF TO YOU.

LOVE THE FREEDOM AND THE

SPIRIT THERE, AND THE

WORSHIP IS WONDERFUL.

WE HOLD DOWN THE BACK SEAT

WHEN WE'RE THERE.

WE'RE IN THE BACK ROW.

BUT WE ALSO -- I HAVE TO

SAY WE ARE -- WE HAVE OUR

FOUR-YEAR-OLD

GRANDDAUGHTER LIVING WITH

US, AND WE'VE BEEN TAKING

HER TO ANOTHER CHURCH

BECAUSE OF THEIR

CHILDREN'S PROGRAM.

SO ALL OF THESE THINGS

WE'RE READING ARE PANNING

OUT TO BE TRUE, IN MY OWN

LIFE, ANYWAY.

Gordon: WHEN I FIRST

GOT BACK FROM THE

PHILIPPINES, THERE WAS A

GREAT CHURCH IN THE

PHILIPPINES.

AND I WAS VERY INVOLVED.

THE ENTIRE FAMILY, AND

THEY BECAME FAMILY.

AND MOVING BACK, IT WAS,

LIKE, WHERE DO I GO.

Terry: FINDING A

CHURCH IS HARD.

Gordon: I FIRST CHOSE

A NEIGHBORHOOD CHURCH THAT

WAS CLOSE BY, BUT THEN

OVER TIME DOCTRINAL ISSUES

CAME UP, AS THEY ALWAYS

DO, AND I SAID, WE'VE GOT

TO MOVE.

AND WE WENT TO MY MOM'S

CHURCH.

Terry: I SEE A LOT OF

CBN PEOPLE THERE.

IT IS KIND OF LIKE COMING

HOME.

> WELL, PARENTS KEEP ON

TAKING THOSE LITTLE ONES

TO CHURCH BECAUSE THIS

STUDY ALSO SHOWED THAT 80%

OF PEOPLE RAISED BY

PROTESTANT PARENTS

CONTINUE TO IDENTIFY

THEMSELVES AS BELIEVERS

WHEN THEY'RE ADULTS.

AND MOMS, ACCORDING TO THE

RESEARCH, YOU PLAY THE

MOST SUBSTANTIAL ROLE

INFLUENCING THE FAITH OF

YOUR CHILD.

Gordon: AND THAT'S

THE WORLD OVER.

OUR STUDIES

INTERNATIONALLY HAVE SHOWN

THAT MOTHERS ARE THE

CONDUIT FOR RELIGIOUS

BELIEF IN THE CHILDREN.

TAKE THE TIME.

READ THE BIBLE STORIES TO

THEM.

MAKE SURE THAT THEY'RE

GETTING PLENTY OF THE

BIBLE.

THEY'RE GETTING THE GOOD

STUFF.

AND MOMS ARE THE SOURCE.

Terry: YEAH.

I WOULD AGREE WITH THAT.

MOMS AND GRANDMOTHERS.

MY GRANDMOTHER WAS A HUGE

INFLUENCE IN MY LIFE.

Gordon: DADS ARE THE

EXAMPLE, BUT MOMS ARE THE

SOURCE.

Terry: I'LL GIVE YOU

THAT.

Gordon: IF YOU'RE NOT

A GOOD EXAMPLE, YOU CAN

ACTUALLY TEAR DOWN WHAT

MOM IS TRYING TO DO.

HERE IN AMERICA, SOME OF

US TAKE GOING TO CHURCH

FOR GRANTED.

FOR CHRISTIANS IN THE

MIDDLE EAST, IT IS A MUCH

DIFFERENT STORY.

Terry: AS IRAQI AND

KURDISH FORCES BATTLE

ISIS, FATHER JOHN TERITWI

WAS FINALLY ABLE TO RETURN

TO HIS CHURCH, AND HERE IS

WHAT HE FOUND.

I'M SO HAPPY.

BECAUSE HAVEN'T SEEN MY

VILLAGE IN TWO YEARS,

THREE MONTHS.

*

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

I'M DOWN HERE IN THE

CENTER OF MOSUL, MAYBE

THREE DAYS.

DO YOU THINK YOU WILL

COME BACK TO THIS CHURCH?

OF COURSE.

OF COURSE I WILL COME.

WE'LL REBUILD IT.

WE WILL MAKE IT WELL.

Gordon: IT'S ONE OF

THE UNTOLD STORIES OF THE

ON GOING DISASTER IN THE

MIDDLE EAST, WHETHER IT IS

IN SYRIA OR IRAQ, IT'S THE

DESTRUCTION OF THE

CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY THERE.

THE SYRIAN CHRISTIAN

CHURCH, THE CHALDEAN

CHRISTIAN CHURCH, THEY GO

BACK TO THE FIRST CENTURY.

AND THEY'VE BEEN

DESTROYED.

IT IS ONE OF THE GREAT

REFUGEE CRISISES.

THIS IS IN THE MILLIONS.

LOOK AT 10% OF THE

POPULATION IN SYRIA,

ANOTHER 10% TO 15% OF THE

POPULATION OF IRAQ, AND

ANCIENT COMMUNITIES HAVE

ALL BEEN WIPED OUT BY THIS

WAR.

Terry: IT'S VERY

POIGNANT.

Gordon: ANOTHER

PASTOR IN THE MIDDLE EAST

IS COMING HERE AFTER SIX

YEARS BEHIND BARS.

HE HAS BEEN RELEASED FROM

PRISON.

Terry: THE

41-YEAR-OLD PASTOR WAS

CONVICTED OF SO-CALLED

CRIMES AGAINST NATIONAL

SECURITY AFTER IRANIAN

AUTHORITIES RAIDED HIS

HOUSE CHURCH IN 2010.

DURING HIS SIX YEARS

BEHIND BARS, BENAM SPENT

TIME IN SOLITARY

CONFINEMENT, HAVING

SERIOUS HEALTH PROBLEMS AS

A RESULT OF THAT.

Gordon: AND HIS

FRIENDS AND FAMILY ARE

ASKING FOR PEOPLE TO PRAY

FOR HIS SPIRITUAL,

EMOTIONAL, AND PHYSICAL

RECOVERY.

AND LET'S BE IN PRAYER FOR

HIM.

BEING IN SOLITARY

CONFINEMENT IS QUITE

DAMAGING, BOTH SPIRITUALLY

AND EMOTIONALLY.

SO BE IN PRAYER FOR HIM.

> WELL, IF YOU'RE

TROUBLED BY THE CONDITION

OUR COUNTRY IS IN, THIS

NEXT STORY WILL ENCOURAGE

YOU.

Terry: MANY OF YOU

PARTICIPATED IN CBN'S

40-DAY PRAY FOR AMERICA

CANE.

AMERICA

CAMPAIGN.

CHRISTIANS FROM AROUND THE

WORLD JOINED IN PRAYING

FOR AMERICA, TOO.

TAKE A LOOK.

George: ON

SEPTEMBER 5, 2016, CBN

TEAMS IN 17 NATIONS

GATHERED WITH ONE HOPE:

WHAT IF AMERICA TURNED

BACK TO GOD?

BRING EACH AND EVERY

PERSON IN AMERICA TO THEIR

KNEES, LORD GOD.

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

WOULD YOU ALLOW IMPACT

NOT JUST FROM AMERICA, BUT

TO THE NATION OF AMERICA.

MAY HE SEND YOU HELP

AND STRENGTHEN YOU.

THE LITERAL ZION IS BEHIND

US.

THE LORD WILL DO GREAT

AND MIGHTY THINGS FOR

AMERICA, LORD GOD.

BECAUSE YOU HAVE

BLESSED THEM BEFORE, AND

CONTINUE TO BLESS THEM,

FATHER, LORD GOD, TODAY.

THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU

HAVE DONE IN THE UNITED

STATES OF AMERICA.

WE PRAY THAT AMERICA

WILL BE IMPACTED WITH ALL

OF YOUR HEART AND ALL OF

YOUR SOUL.

LIFT UP THE WORLD.

Terry: IF THAT

DOESN'T HUMBLE YOU, I

DON'T KNOW.

Gordon: WE HAD 40

DAYS OF PRAYER.

AND DON'T LET IT STOP

THERE.

WE NEED TO PRAY NOT JUST

FOR REVIVAL, BUT WE NEED

TO PRAY FOR OUR OWN

HEARTS.

DO WE TRULY HAVE THE FEAR

OF THE LORD IN OUR HEARTS?

IS THAT FIRST AND

FOREMOST?

DO WE LOVE HIM WITH ALL OF

OUR HEART?

LET'S START WITH THE

CHURCH FIRST.

LET'S START WITH THOSE WHO

CALL THEMSELVES CHRISTIAN.

AND DO WE HAVE THAT?

AND WHEN WE HAVE THAT, IF

WE LIFT HIM UP, THEN

EVERYONE ELSE AROUND, ALL

NATIONS, WILL BE DRAWN TO

THAT.

SO PRAY FOR AMERICA.

THE GOOD NEWS IS WE'VE GOT

LESS THAN A WEEK BEFORE

THIS ELECTION, WHICH IS

GOING TO BE A GREAT DAY OF

CELEBRATION, THAT IT IS

FINALLY OVER.

BUT AFTERWARDS, CAN WE

PRAY THAT WE CAN COME

TOGETHER AS A PEOPLE.

COULD WE TRULY BE ONE

NATION UNDER GOD,

INDIVISIBLE.

IS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE?

WITH GOD, ALL THINGS ARE

POSSIBLE.

SO LET'S PRAY AND SEEK

HIM, AND HE'LL PROVIDE THE

ANSWER.

Terry: AND AS A

CHRISTIAN NATION, OUR HOPE

IS NOT WHO LIVES IN THE

WHITE HOUSE.

IT IS IN THE LORD JESUS

CHRIST.

HE IS KING.

> COMING UP, AN AMERICAN

FAMILY MAKING THEIR HOME

IN THE WORLD'S NEWEST

COUNTRY.

WE FEEL LIKE WE'RE

ALWAYS PUSHING BACK THE

JUNGLE.

THIS PLACE IS A FERTILE

AND DEVELOPING NATION THAT

HAS ONLY BEEN AROUND FOR

FIVE YEARS.

Terry: SEE HOW THIS

FAMILY OF EIGHT IS

REBUILDING SOUTH SUDAN

FROM THE ASHES OF WAR.

Gordon: FIVE YEARS

AGO, SOUTH SUDAN BECAME

THE WORLD'S NUESTRO

COUNTRY.

NEWEST

COUNTRY.

SINCE THEN, 50,000 PEOPLE

HAVE DIED, AND MORE THAN

TWO MILLION HAVE BEEN

DISPLACED FROM ETHNIC

VIOLENCE THAT STILL GRIPS

THE NATION.

NOW, ONE AMERICAN FAMILY

IS RISKING DEATH TO

REBUILD THE WAR-TORN

COUNTRY ONE FAMILY AND ONE

VILLAGE AT A TIME.

GEORGE THOMAS HAS THEIR

STORY FROM SOUTH SUDAN.

*

George: WILLIAM LEVY

WAS 18 YEARS OLD WHEN

RADICAL MUSLIM SOLDIERS

CONFRONTED HIM ABOUT HIS

FAITH.

I WAS ASKED TO

RELINQUISH MY CHRISTIANITY

AND BECOME A MUSLIM, TAKE

GUNS AND FIGHT AND RAVAGE

VILLAGES LIKE THIS.

I SAID NO WAY.

MUHAMMAD DIDN'T DIE FOR

ME.

JESUS DID.

George: HE WAS THROWN

IN PRISON AND TORTURED.

YET HE NEVER LOST HOPE.

BECAUSE I KNEW GOD WAS

WITH ME.

George: JUST AS

REFUGEES FLEE THE MIDDLE

EAST TODAY, LEVY, TOO,

LEFT HIS HOMELAND IN 1985,

FINDING ASYLUM AND A NEW

LIFE IN AMERICA.

BUT HIS ESCAPE FROM THE

CLUTCHES OF JIHAD WAS ONLY

THE BEGINNING OF AN

ODYSSEY THAT EVENTUALLY

BROUGHT HIM, HIS AMERICAN

WIFE AND CHILDREN, BACK TO

HIS WAR-TORN NATION.

ON OUR WEDDING DAY, SHE

SAID -- SHE WROTE A

SCRIPT.

SHE SAY, "YOUR PEOPLE WILL

BE MY PEOPLE.

WHERE YOU GO, I WILL GO.

AND WHERE YOU DIE, I WILL

DIE."

George: THAT WAS 14

YEARS AGO.

SINCE THEN -- IS THIS AN

ADVENTURE?

WE'RE RIGHT IN THE

MIDDLE OF BASICALLY A

BUSH.

OH, A SCORPION.

IT IS DEFINITELY ON THE

EDGE OF THE JUNGLE.

WE FEEL LIKE WE'RE ALWAYS

PUSHING BACK THE JUNGLE.

George: WITH HIS SIX

CHILDREN IN HAND --

EVEN NOW WE'RE IN THE

MIDDLE OF A WAR.

George: -- 6500 MILES

FROM AMERICA --

THIS PLACE HAS ONLY

BEEN AROUND FOR FIVE

YEARS.

George: -- IT IS A

REMOTE VILLAGE OF SOUTH

SUDAN.

WHY DO YOU COME HERE?

I COME TO HELP MY

PARENTS.

George: OKAY.

AND WHY DO YOUR PARENTS

COME HERE?

BECAUSE THEY COME HERE

TO HELP PEOPLE THAT ARE

SICK.

George: IN BETWEEN

HOME-SCHOOLING AND RAISING

THEIR CHILDREN, THE LEVYS

RUN "OPERATION NEHEMIAH,"

A CHRISTIAN ORGANIZATION

HELPING SOUTH SUDAN

REBUILD FROM THE ASHES OF

WAR.

WE BELIEVE THAT CHRIST

IS WORTHY OF THE WORSHIP

OF SOUTH SUDAN.

George: ONE OF THE

FIRST THINGS THEY DID WHEN

THEY MOVED HERE WAS TO

START A CHURCH.

MIND YOU, THERE WASN'T A

SOUL IN AT LEAST A FIVE,

10-MILE RADIUS, AND IN

FACT, THIS ENTIRE AREA WAS

LITERALLY THE BUSH.

BUT NEARLY 10,000 FOLKS

HAVE MOVED INTO THE

COMMUNITY, MANY OF THEM

HEARING THE GOSPEL FOR THE

VERY FIRST TIME.

AND THEY RUN A BRICK

BUILDING COMPANY, AND

OTHER NUMEROUS PROJECTS,

ALL IN AN EFFORT TO

REBUILD THE LOCAL ECONOMY

AND EMPOWER WAR-WEARY

RESIDENTS.

AS THE BIBLE SAYS, IF

YOU DON'T WORK, YOU CAN'T

EAT.

SO PEOPLE START TO BELIEVE

IN THEMSELVES.

George: LEVY'S GOAL:

REBUILD SOUTH SUDAN ONE

FAMILY AND ONE VILLAGE AT

A TIME.

"OPERATION NEHEMIAH"

PROVIDES CLEAN WATER TO

TENS OF THOUSANDS OF

VILLAGES, AND THEY RUN A

MEDICAL CLINIC.

AND IN 2003, THEY STARTED

A RADIO STATION, REACHING

CHRISTIANS.

YOU JUST HAVE TO TAKE A

RIDE DOWN THIS ROAD --

ACTUALLY, IT IS NOT EVEN A

ROAD.

IT IS A DIRT PATHWAY.

AND FIVE MILES BACK IN

THAT DIRECTION IS THE

HEADQUARTERS OF "OPERATION

NEHEMIAH."

IN THIS DIRECTION IS THE

LEVY HOUSE.

THEY HAVE LITERALLY BUILT

THEIR HOME IN THE MIDDLE

OF THE BUSH.

AND GETTING THERE INVOLVES

A BONE-JARRING RIDE, TO A

SMALL HOUSE AT THE FOOT OF

A MOUNTAIN RANGE.

IN BETWEEN SCHOOL, CHORES,

BIBLE STUDIES AND

ACTIVITIES, THE LEVYS

CULTIVATE LAND.

THEY VIEW THE FARM AS A

PROTOTYPE THAT WILL

PROVIDE PEOPLE WITH THE

FOOD INSECURITIES.

HE ADMITS THAT THE NEWS

COMING OUT OF SOUTH SUDAN

IS BLEAK.

PARTS OF THE COUNTRY ARE

FACING FAMINE CONDITIONS.

MORE THAN A MILLION PEOPLE

HAVE FLED TO NEIGHBORING

COUNTRIES.

AND THE ONGOING VIOLENCE

THREATENS TO TEAR APART

THIS NATION.

BUT THE LEVYS WILL NOT

GIVE UP.

SOUTH SUDAN IS NOT A

LOST CAUSE.

WHEN WE HAVE A STRONG

CHURCH, THEN THE COMMUNITY

AROUND WILL BE STRONG, AND

THAT TRANSLATES INTO A

STRONG COUNTRY.

George: GEORGE

THOMAS, CBN NEWS, SOUTH

SUDAN.

Gordon: WORDS OF

HOPE.

IT DOES TRANSLATE INTO A

STRONG COUNTRY.

THERE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE

PEACE WHEN SOUTH SUDAN WAS

CREATED.

IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A

PEACEFUL REFUGEE FOR THE

CHRISTIAN SUDANESE.

BUT IT HAS BEEN ANYTHING

BUT PEACEFUL SINCE IT

STARTED.

BUT THERE IS HOPE.

LET'S START WITH ONE

VILLAGE.

ONE FAMILY.

AND DO THAT TRANSFORMATION

AND KEEP ON WORKING UNTIL

PEACE COMES TO SOUTH

SUDAN.

TERRY?

Terry: SO INSPIRING.

MY WORD.

WELL, AT CBN WE HELP

PEOPLE ALL AROUND THE

WORLD START NEW LIVES,

INCLUDING ONE DESPERATE

MOM IN GEORGIA, WHO HAD TO

FLEE HER ABUSIVE HUSBAND.

43-YEAR-OLD IRMA LIVED

WITH AN ABUSIVE HUSBAND

FOR 13 YEARS.

HER WORST MEMORIES ARE NOT

OF THE VIOLENCE SHE

ENDURED, BUT OF THE

SUFFERING OF HER THREE

CHILDREN.

IT WAS LIKE DEATH FOR

ME WHEN HE WOULD BEAT OUR

SMALL CHILDREN.

WHEN MY TAMARA WAS ONLY

TWO YEARS OLD, I HEARD HER

CRY AS HE BEAT HER.

I RUSHED IN TO SAVE HER,

AND THEN HE BEAT ME.

Terry: IRMA'S

GREATEST FEAR WAS ONE DAY

HER HUSBAND WOULD KILL

THEM ALL.

SO AFTER YEARS OF ABUSE,

SHE LEFT HIM AND TOOK ALL

HER CHILDREN.

I EXPLAINED THAT WE

WOULDN'T HAVE A PROPER

HOUSE, FOOD, OR MONEY, AND

THEY ALL SAID, YES, WE

WILL STARVE RATHER THAN

STAY HERE.

Terry: AS A SINGLE

MOTHER WITH THREE

CHILDREN, IRMA RECEIVED

$45 A MONTH IN GOVERNMENT

SUPPORT.

IT WAS ONLY ENOUGH FOR TWO

WEEKS OF FOOD.

THEY WERE STARVING

TOGETHER WITH ME.

THEY GOT SICK, TOO, AND

ALMOST DIED BECAUSE WE HAD

NO MEDICINE.

>I SAID TO

MYSELF, IRMA, YOU HAVE TO

DO SOMETHING.

Terry: IRMA HAD

KNITTING AND SEWING

SKILLS, BUT WITH NO MONEY

FOR SUPPLIES, SHE COULD

ONLY KNIT AND SELL A FEW

ITEMS.

I BEGAN TO PRAY TO GOD,

PLEASE PROVIDE ME WITH

YARN AND FABRIC SO I CAN

MAKE MORE MONEY TO FEED MY

FAMILY.

Terry: A CHURCH THAT

PARTNERS WITH CBN'S

"ORPHANS' PROMISE" HEARD

ABOUT IRMA AN HER

CHILDREN.

WE BROUGHT FOOD AND A

SPECIAL INVITATION TO THE

"ORPHANS' PROMISE"

TRAINING CENTER HOSTED BY

THE CHURCH.

I ENJOY BEING IN THE

CENTER.

I HAVE MY NEW FRIENDS

THERE.

THE KIDS ALWAYS COME

HOME FULL FROM THERE.

THEY SAY, MOM, WE HAVE

ALREADY EATEN.

Terry: BUT WE WANTED

TO DO MORE TO HELP IRMA,

SO WE BOUGHT HER A SEWING

MACHINE AND ALL OF THE

SUPPLIES SHE NEEDS TO

START A NEW BUSINESS.

IT IS A BEAUTIFUL DAY

FOR ME.

I'LL BE ABLE TO MAKE

BEDDING AND TOWELS AND

KNIT SWEATERS WITH THE

HELP OF YOUR GIFT.

THANK YOU.

MY KIDS NO LONGER GO

HUNGRY.

EVERYTHING IS FINE WITH US

NOW.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR

THAT.

Terry: IT IS THE

GREAT PRIVILEGE OF

"ORPHANS' PROMISE" TO COME

ALONGSIDE OF STRUGGLING

FAMILIES, WHERE CHILDREN

ARE IMPACTED AND MADE

VULNERABLE BY POVERTY, BY

SCENARIOS LIKE THE ONE

THAT YOU JUST SAW, TO

BRING HOPE AND A HELPING

HAND-UP, SO THEY CAN HAVE

A FUTURE FILLED WITH

OPPORTUNITY.

THANK YOU.

IF YOU'RE A "700 CLUB"

MEMBER, YOU'RE A PART OF

THAT.

WE WANT TO SAY THANK YOU.

YOU CAME RIGHT INTO THE

MIDST OF IRMA'S GREAT NEED

AND YOU CHANGED THEIR

LIVES.

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> WELL, STILL AHEAD, A

MAN ON DIALYSIS WENT ON A

THREE-WEEK MISSIONS TRIP.

HEAR WHAT HIS DOCTORS

DISCOVERED WHEN HE CAME

HOME.

THAT'S NEXT.

Gordon: WHILE

VOLUNTEERING ON A YOUTH

WITH A MISSION TRIP, KENNY

JACKSON MISSED THREE WEEKS

OF HIS DIALYSIS

APPOINTMENTS.

WHEN HE GOT BACK, HIS

MEDICAL TEAM HAD ONE

QUESTION FOR HIM: WHERE

ARE YOUR SYMPTOMS?

I WAS GOING ON THIS

THREE-WEEK TRIP, AWAY, AND

THEY TOLD ME DON'T MISS

ANY DIALYSIS APPOINTMENTS.

ALWAYS TRY NEVER TO MISS

ONE.

WELL, I MISSED MANY IN

THREE WEEKS.

AND WHEN I CAME HOME, THE

DOCTORS AND NURSES LOOKED

AT ME, AND THEY SAID, OH,

YOU LOOK REALLY GOOD.

WOW, YOU LOOK SO HEALTHY.

HOW DID DIALYSIS GO WHILE

YOU WERE ON YOUR TRIP?

I SAID, ACTUALLY, I DIDN'T

DO IT.

I DIDN'T DO DIALYSIS AT

ALL.

THE MAIN NURSE GOT ON HER

PHONE AND TEXTED THE

DOCTOR RIGHT AWAY.

AND SHE SAID, THIS MAN IS

SITTING HERE AND HE HAS NO

SYMPTOMS OF BEING IN ANY

KIND OF STRESS OR TRAUMA

FROM NO DIALYSIS.

AND THE DOCTOR SAID BACK

TO HER, WELL, MAYBE HE

HEALED HIMSELF.

AND I SAID, NO, I DIDN'T

HEAL MYSELF.

THE ONE WHO MADE MY BODY

IN THE FIRST PLACE KNOWS

HOW TO FIX IT.

A COUPLE OF DAYS LATER,

THEY CALLED ME BACK AND

THEY SAID, MR. JACKSON,

YOU DON'T NEED TO DO

DIALYSIS ANYMORE.

AND SO I WAS REALLY

EXCITED ABOUT THAT.

BECAUSE PRIOR TO THAT, MY

KIDNEYS INDICATED THEY

WERE NOT FUNCTIONING AT

ALL.

SO WHEN I HAD TO GO IN AND

HAVE THIS CATHETER

REMOVED, NOW THAT I DON'T

NEED DIALYSIS ANYMORE, IT

IS A SURGICAL PROCEDURE.

NORMALLY THE ONLY REASON

THEY WOULD TAKE THAT OUT

IS BECAUSE YOU HAVE

ANOTHER ACCESS POINT FOR

DIALYSIS SOME PLACE ELSE.

I DON'T HAVE ANY OTHER

ACCESS POINT FOR DIALYSIS.

AND THEY SAID, WHAT ARE

YOU GOING TO DO NOW THAT

IT IS OUT?

I ASKED THE NURSES, I

SAID, DO YOU KNOW JESUS?

ONE OF THE TWO NURSES I

WAS TALKING TO SAID, YES.

AND I SAID, WELL, HE KNOWS

HOW TO FIX THINGS.

AND RIGHT A WAY THIS NURSE

GOES, PRAISE THE LORD,

YOU'VE BEEN HEALED.

MY GOODNESS, THAT IS A

GREAT STORY.

SHE WAS REALLY LOUD.

AND OTHER PEOPLE WERE IN

THERE.

AND THIS IS IN THE SURGERY

PREPARATION DEPARTMENT.

SHE WAS, LIKE, MY

GOODNESS, THIS IS A

WONDERFUL STORY.

I'M THANKING THE LOSHED LORD FOR

THAT.

I'M THANKING GOD FOR ALL

OF THE PEOPLE AROUND THE

WORLD WHO WERE PRAYING FOR

ME.

Gordon: GOD KNOWS HOW

TO FIX YOU.

REALIZE THAT.

HE IS THE ONE WHO MADE

YOU.

HE KNOWS EVERYTHING ABOUT

YOU.

HE NUMBERS THE VERY HAIRS

ON YOUR HEAD.

HE KNOWS WHAT'S WRONG, AND

HE KNOWS HOW TO FIX IT.

IT IS AMAZING, WHEN HE

MOVES.

AND HERE KENNY JACKSON IS

OUT THERE IN THE MISSION

FIELD SAKE SAYING, OKAY, I'M

JUST GOING TO TRUST GOOD.

FAITH IS AN ACT.

WHAT KENNY DID WAS AN ACT

OF FAITH.

IN AN ACT OF FAITH -- LET

ME ENCOURAGE YOU, IT CAN

BE SOMETHING SMALL.

HE IS LOOKING FOR THAT

MUSTARD SEED.

LET THE SMALL THING BE

YOUR MUSTARD SEED.

LAY YOUR HAND ON THAT AREA

OF THE BODY THAT NEEDS

HEALING.

THE BIBLE SAYS THESE SIGNS

SHALL FOLLOW THEM WHO

BELIEVE.

THEY SHALL LAY HANDS ON

THE SICK AND THEY SHALL

RECOVER.

YOU CAN LAY HANDS ON

YOURSELF.

DO THAT NOW.

TERRY AND I ARE GOING TO

AGREE, AND GOD IS GOING TO

DO THE REST.

LORD, WE JUST LIFT THE

NEEDS OF THE AUDIENCE TO

YOU RIGHT NOW.

AS PEOPLE ARE LAYING HANDS

ON THAT AREA OF THE BODY

THAT NEEDS HEALING, WE

JOIN WITH THEM, AND WE SAY

OUT LOUD TO THEM, BE

HEALED AND BE MADE WHOLE.

THERE IS SOMEONE WHO IS

LAYING YOUR HAND ON THE

RIGHT SIDE OF YOUR JAW.

IT IS HARD TO OPEN IT.

ALL OF THAT PAIN HAS BEEN

RELEASED, AND OPEN YOUR

JAW.

YOU HAVE BEEN HEALED.

Terry: AND THERE IS

SOMEONE ELSE HAVING

TROUBLE SWALLOWING, AND

YOU'RE TOTALLY FREE TO

EAT, SWALLOW, AND TO

SPEAK.

Gordon: AND THERE IS

SOMEONE WITH CANCER IN THE

LYMPH GLANDS.

GOD IS HEALING THEM NOW.

TOUCH THEM AND REALIZE

THAT LUMP IS GONE NOW.

IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

AND AMEN.

IF YOU'VE BE HEALED, CALL

US AND LET US KNOW:

1-800-700-7000.

HERE IS A WONDERFUL VERSE

FOR YOU FROM JEREMIAH:

"HEAL ME, O LORD, AND I

SHALL BE HEALED.

SAVE ME, AND I SHALL BE

SAVED.

FOR YOU ARE MY PRAISE."

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