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700 Club Interactive - November 8, 2016

700 Club Interactive and Roc Solid Foundation come together to bring hope to a young autistic girl battling cancer. Read Transcript


WE WERE IN SHOCK.

IT WAS AWFUL.

Andrew: A FAMILY GETS

THE GRIM DIAGNOSIS.

YOU NEVER THINK YOUR

CHILD IS GOING TO HAVE

CANCER.

IT CHANGES YOUR LIFE

COMPLETELY.

Andrew: SEE HOW "700

CLUB INTERACTIVE" AND

"ROCK SOLID" HELPS THEM.

WE BRING PLAY BACK INTO

THE EQUATION.

Andrew: ON TODAY'S "700

CLUB INTERACTIVE."

> GOOD MORNING AND

WELCOME TO THE SHOW.

MANY PEOPLE DREAD BEING

INSIDE A HOSPITAL, DUE TO

ALL OF THE GERMS AND

SICKNESS, BUT ONE MAN IS

BATTLING THE EVIL FORCES

OF ILLNESS.

Terry: FOR 12 YEARS,

NURSE TOBIN MATTHEW HAS

BEEN FIGHTING SICKNESS AND

FEAR AT A CHICAGO

HOSPITAL.

HE DRESSES IN SUPER HERO

CUSCOSTUMES ALL YEAR AROUND

TO BRING SOME FIGHT FOR

THEIR PATIENTS.

AND TOBIN WAS EVEN

INTERVIEWED FOR NBC'S

"MAKING A DIFFERENCE"

SEGMENT.

HE HAS PLAYED ALL SORTS OF

ROLES, INCLUDING HANGING

UPSIDE DOWN FROM A

PATIENT'S DOOR AS

SPIDERMAN, ANYTHING TO PUT

A SMILE ON A SICK CHILD'S

FACE.

> I JUST BOUGHT ONE OF

MY GRANDSONS A SIGN THAT

SAID, "BOYS ARE JUST SUPER

HEROS IN DISGUISE."

AND I THOUGHT, SUPER HEROS

COULD BE JUST NURSES IN

DISGUISE.

Andrew: AND THE

FAMILIES ARE SO GRATEFUL

FOR SUCH A WONDERFUL,

WONDERFUL GUYS.

> AND THERE ARE SUPER

HERO WINDOW WASHERS AS

WELL.

AS PARENTS AND PATIENTS

OPENED THE DRAPES AT

MORGAN HOSPITAL, THEY

RECEIVED A SURPRISE.

WINDOW WASHERS WERE

BRINGING PATIENTS THREE TO

SIX YEARS OLD SOME

ENCOURAGEMENT.

WE TOOK PICTURES WITH

THEM.

THEY HUGGED US AND KISSED

THEM.

WE HUGGED AND KISSED THEM.

IT IS WONDERFUL.

IT IS WONDERFUL FOR THE

FAMILIES.

IT IS WONDERFUL FOR THE

KIDS.

IT GIVES THEM AN ESCAPE

FROM EVERY DAY CLINICAL

CARE THAT CAN JUST BE SO

HARD ON THEM.

Andrew: I COULD NEVER

BE A WINDOW WASHER BECAUSE

OF THE HEIGHT FACTOR, BUT

THAT'S AN APPEALING SIDE,

TO BE ABLE TO BLESS THE

KIDS LIKE THAT, WHICH IS A

WONDERFUL THING.

Terry: IT REALLY IS.

IMAGINE THEIR SHOCK, TO

WAKE UP IN THE MORNING AND

OPEN YOUR BLINDS, AND

OUTSIDE YOUR WINDOW --

Andrew: THE HOSPITAL

DOES THIS EVERY YEAR, AND

WE CONGRATULATE THEM ON

THEIR EFFORT.

Terry: WERE YOU CAPED ONE CAPED

CRUSADER DRIVES HIS BAT

MOBILE ALL YEAR, AND HE

TALKS TO ALL CHILDREN AND

ADULTS, AND NEVER

HESITATES TO GIVE

ENCOURAGE.

HE WANTS TO KEEP HIS

IDENTITY UNKNOWN.

BUT HIS REAL NAME IS NOT

DAVID, IT'S BRUCE.

NOW HE IS ON A MISSION TO

HELP THE COMMUNITY.

RECENTLY HE BRIGHTENED THE

LIFE OF A 4-YEAR-OLD,

NOLAN DAY, WHO IS BATTLING

CANCER.

IT IS VERY IMPORTANT

FOR HIM JUST TO FEEL GOOD

AND NOT FEEL SICK AT THAT

MOMENT.

BECAUSE HE HAD JUST HAD

TREATMENT THE DAY BEFORE.

SO HE WAS FEELING LIKE HE

WAS NORMAL AND LIKE A

SUPER HERO.

IF I CAN DO SOMETHING

LIKE THIS TO MAKE PEOPLE

SMILE AND LAUGH, TAKE

PICTURES AND BRIGHTEN

THEIR DAY, PUT SOME

AWARENESS ON CHARITY WORK,

THAT'S WHAT THIS IS FOR.

Terry: HOW DOES

SOMEBODY GET A CAR MADE

LIKE THAT?

Andrew: INTERESTING

QUESTION.

WE'RE PLEASED TO REPORT,

OF COURSE, THAT NOLAN'S

CANCER IS IN REMISSION.

Terry: HE IS

ADORABLE.

Andrew: AND IT'S A

REMINDER THAT SOMETIMES

WHEN WE'RE AROUND SICK

CHILDREN, PEOPLE DON'T

KNOW HOW TO ACT, OR WHAT

DO I SAY -- HAVE FUN.

WE HERE AT "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE" WANTED TO

BRING HOPE TO A LOCAL

FAMILY.

WHILE MOST KIDS CAN GO

OUTSIDE AND PLAY,

MADELYNE'S CHILDHOOD HAS

BEEN INVADED BY TRIPS TO

THE DOCTOR FOR

CHEMOTHERAPY TREATMENTS.

SHE CAN'T EVEN ENJOY TRIPS

TO THE PUBLIC PLAYGROUND

BECAUSE OF HER WEAKENED

IMMUNE SYSTEM.

BUT THAT HAS ALL CHANGED.

TAKE A LOOK.

Reporter: EVERY

PARENT WANTS THEIR CHILD

TO BE HEALTHY AND HAPPY.

SHE LOVES TO SING.

SHE LOVES CLOTHING.

SHE LOVES GOING TO THE

BEACH.

SHE LOVES CLOTHING.

SHE LIKES THE BEACH -- SHE

LOVES THE BEACH.

Reporter: BUT WHEN

MADELYNE WAS A BABY,

MICHELLE NOTICED SOMETHING

WASN'T RIGHT.

IT WAS LIKE A SWITCH

WENT OFF AND SHE STOPPED

MAKING EYE CONTACT AND

PLAYING WITH OTHER

CHILDREN.

Reporter: THEY

DISCOVERED MADELYNE HAD

AUTISM.

AND TO BARELY GO OUT IN

PUBLIC -- SOMETHING WOULD

SET HER OFF AND SHE WOULD

SCREAM ALL DAY.

NO ONE COULD HELP HER.

IT WAS HORRIBLE.

EACH DAY, SHE COULD WAKE

UP HAPPY OR IT COULD BE A

HORRIBLE DAY.

SO IT WAS TOUGH TO MAKE

PLANS.

Andrew: ONE DAY

MADELYNE WAS RUNNING A

HIGH FEVER, SO MICHELLE

TOOK HER TO THE HOSPITAL.

AND DOCTORS DISCOVERED

MADELYNE ALSO HAD

NON-HODGKINS LYMPHOMA,

CANCER.

LOOKING BACK, WE WERE

IN SHOCK.

YOU NEVER THINK YOUR CHILD

IS GOING TO HAVE CARVE.

WCANCER.

WE THOUGHT MAYBE

PNEUMONIA.

SHE DOESN'T DESERVE TO

BE SICK BECAUSE SHE IS,

LIKE, AUTISTIC AND STUFF.

I JUST REALLY WANT HER TO

FEEL BETTER.

Andrew: MICHELLE AND

HER HUSBAND, ROCKY, TRY TO

STAY POSITIVE DESPITE THE

CHALLENGES.

IT CHANGES YOUR LIFE

COMPLETELY.

IT IS VERY CHALLENGING.

HE WORKS LONG HOURS, AND,

OF COURSE, WE BOTH WANT TO

BE THERE 24/7.

AND TRYING TO KEEP UP WITH

ANOTHER CHILD IN THE

PROCESS, IS VERY

CHALLENGING ON YOUR

RELATIONSHIP.

Reporter Andrew: THE WEEKS

WHEN MADELYNE HAS

CHEMOTHERAPY ARE THE

HARDEST.

IT IS HEARTBREAKING WE

CANNOT SEND HER TO SCHOOL,

WHEN MY SON GOES AND THE

REST OF THE OTHER KIDS.

SHE WILL BE HOME-BOUND

UNTIL, HOPEFULLY SHE IS

CANCER-FREE.

Andrew: EVEN ON DAYS

WHEN SHE IS UP TO IT,

MADELYNE CAN'T ENJOY THE

PUBLIC PARK BECAUSE IT

COULD BE DANGEROUS.

WE DON'T LIKE TO LEAVE

FAR FROM HOME BECAUSE IT

COULD BE DANGEROUS.

Andrew: WHAT SHE

NEEDED WAS A SWINGSET OF

HER HONE.

OUR FOUNDATION DEALS

WITH CHILDREN WHO ARE

DEALING WITH PEDIATRIC

CANCER.

KIDS ONE THROUGH EIGHT, WE

PUT A CUSTOM SWINGSET IN

THEIR BACKYARD, AND EIGHT

TO 18, WE REFURNISH THEIR

BEDROOMS.

WHEN A CHILD IS

DIAGNOSED WITH PEDIATRIC

CANCER, ONE OF THE FIRST

THINGS THAT IS STRIPPED

FROM THAT IS THE ABILITY

TO PLAY.

WHERE THEY SHOULD BE

DREAMING AND THINKING

ABOUT PIRATE SHIPS AND

PLAYGROUNDS, AND NOW

EVERYTHING IS REPLACED

WITH HOSPITAL VISITS, AND

CHEMOS THAT MAKE YOU SO

SICK YOU CAN'T STAND IT.

FOR US, WHAT WE'RE ABLE TO

DO IS WE BRING PLAY BACK

INTO THE EQUATION.

Andrew: ERIC HAS A

PERSONAL CONNECTION TO HIS

WORK.

I'M A CHILDHOOD CANCER

SURVIVOR.

WHEN I WAS 3 YEARS OLD, I

HAD A VERY RARE LIVER

CANCER.

I WANT THEM TO LOOK AT ME,

LOOK AT THE FOUNDATION,

AND TRULY UNDERSTAND THAT

ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE.

IT GIVES ME THE

OPPORTUNITY TO BE LIKE

JESUS IN DOE IN DISGUISE.

I PRAY BEFORE EVERY SINGLE

MEETING THAT I GET TO MEET

WITH THE FAMILIES.

I PRAY THEY DON'T SEE ME,

BUT FEEL THE LOVE OF

JESUS.

AND WITH THAT, THEY ASK

WHY I DO WHAT I DO, AND

THAT GIVES ME THE

OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE THE

LOVE OF JESUS, AND FOR ME

TO BE AT GROUND ZERO AT

SOME OF THE WORST TIMES IN

THESE PEOPLE'S LIVES.

I JUST THINK IT WOULD

BE NICE TO HAVE SOMEBODY

RIGHT HERE AT HOME THAT I

KNOW SHE LOVES TO DO.

SHE LOVES TO SWING.

I JUST THINK IT IS GOING

TO BE GREAT.

Andrew: "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE" WANTED TO

HELP, TOO, SO WE PICKED UP

OUR TOOLS AND JOINED IN

THE BUILD.

"700 CLUB INTERACTIVE"

LOVES TO GO OUT INTO THE

COMMUNITY AND TRY TO BLESS

PEOPLE.

AND SO "INTERACTIVE" AND

"ROCK SOLID" PATTERE PARTNERED TO

BUILD HER A BEAUTIFUL

SWINGSET.

JUST GETTING THE

OPPORTUNITY TO PARTNER

WITH THEM IS SO

INCREDIBLE.

AND WE GET TO DO SOMETHING

FOR A CHILD WHO REALLY

DESERVES IT.

*

Andrew: IN JUST A FEW

HOURS, THE PLAYGROUND WAS

DONE.

AND IT WAS TIME FOR THE

GRAND REVEAL.

WE DIDN'T WANT TO

OVERWHELM MADELYNE, SO WE

DID SIGN LANGUAGE.

CANCER CANNOT REDUCE

ETERNAL LIFE.

CANCER CANNOT SHUT OUT

MEMORIES.

CANCER CANNOT CRIPPLE

LOVE.

AND MOST OF ALL, CANCER

CANNOT SHATTER HOPE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

[APPLAUSE]

Andrew: "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE" AND "ROCK

SOLID."

JOINING TOGETHER TO BRING

HOPE TO A FAMILY.

> IT WAS CERTAINLY OUR

PRIVILEGE AND PLEASURE TO

HELP MADELYNE'S FAMILY.

CHECK OUT THEIR WEBSITE,

rocksolidfoundation.org.

Terry: AND THAT WAS A

STEAMER DAY -- IT WAS

VERY, VERY HOT, BUT HOW

EXCITING.

IT WAS THRILLING FOR

EVERYBODY WHEN SHE WALKED

AROUND THE CORNER, AND IT

WAS SILENT AS PEOPLE

CLAPPED SILENTLY.

Andrew: AND NORMALLY

THERE IS ROUSING APPLAUSE,

BUT FOR HER SAKE, WE WERE

QUIET.

Terry: LET'S PRAY FOR

MADELYNE AND HER FAMILY.

THE BIBLE SAYS, WHERE TWO

OR MORE ARE GATHERED IN MY

NAME, THERE ARE I' I AM IN THE

MIDST OF THEM.

FATHER, WE JUST WANT TO

ASK YOU TO WRAP YOUR

LOVING ARMS AROUND THIS

FAMILY.

EVEN AS ALL OF THE

VOLUNTEERS SHOWED UP AND

THIS SWINGSET WAS BUILT,

GOD, WHAT THEY REALLY NEED

IS STRENGTH AND

ENCOURAGEMENT AND HOPE.

THANK YOU FOR "ROCK

SOLID," AND THANK YOU FOR

THE VISION OF SOMEONE WHO

CAME OUT OF THEIR OWN PAIN

AND HURT TO HELP OTHERS.

WE WANT TO PRAY FOR

MADELYNE.

FATHER, YOU HAVE FEAR

FULLY AND WONDERFULLY MADE

EVERY ONE OF US.

GOD, WOULD YOU JUST

CONNECT ALL THINGS WELL

FOR HER.

WE WE ASK FOR HEALING FOR

HER, AND WE ASK FOR HOPE,

THAT YOU WOULD STREN THEM STRENGTHEN

THEM AND ENCOURAGE THEM.

AND FOR HER LITTLE

BROTHER.

GOD, THIS FAMILY IS SUCH A

TESTIMONY TO PEOPLE AROUND

THEM.

NOW WOULD YOU, GOD, IN THE

WAY THAT ONLY YOU CAN,

POUR OUT YOUR HOLY SPIRIT

UPON THEM AND BRING LIFE

AND HOPE AND HEALING AND

JOY.

IN JESUS' NAME WE PRAY.

Andrew: AND, TERRY,

IF I MAY, FATHER, WE KNOW

THAT THERE ARE SO MANY

WATCHING, PARENTS OF

CHILDREN WITH CANCER,

FAMILY MEMBERS, WHERE

PEOPLE IN THEIR FAMILY

HAVE CANCER, FRIENDS,

PEOPLE WATCHING WHO HAVE

CANCER, NOW, FATHER GOD,

AND THEY CRY OUT AND SAY

I'M EXHAUSTED BY THIS

CONDITION.

EMOTIONALLY I'M DRAINED,

PHYSICALLY I'M DRAINED, I

CAN'T EVEN PRAY ANYMORE.

SO TERRY AND I AND OUR

ENTIRE "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE" TEAM PRAY NOW

FOR THESE PEOPLE IN JESUS'

NAME.

FATHER GOD, FOR THOSE

WATCHING THAT HAVE CANCER,

WE REBUKE THAT CONDITION.

WE REBUKE CANCER IN JESUS'

NAME.

WE PRAY, LORD GOD, YOUR

HOLY SPIRIT IS ACTIVE AND

MOVING AND PROVIDES

ENCOURAGEMENT AND PHYSICAL

STRENGTH AND HE EMOTIONAL

STRENGTH.

AND WE PRAY FOR HEALING.

AND FOR THOSE PARENTS OF

CHILDREN WITH CANCER,

FATHER GOD, WE PRAY YOUR

SWEET HOLY SPIRIT

MINISTERS TO MOMS AND DADS

AS THEY COPE WITH THIS

SITUATION, FATHER GOD.

YOU ARE A GOD OF LOVE AND

MERCY AND GRACE AND

HEALING.

LORD GOD, REVEAL THAT.

AND WE PRAY FOR THOSE

EXHAUSTED BY THIS

CONDITION, FATHER GOD,

THAT YOU REVITALIZE THEM

WITH THE POWER OF YOUR

HOLY SPIRIT, GIVING THEM

HOPE.

IN THE NAME OF JESUS, WE

PRAY.

Terry: AMEN.

AMEN.

WE WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT

YOU CAN BE A PART OF THE

WORK THAT IS DONE HERE AT

CBN.

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THE WORLD, IN

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JUST SAW, RIGHT HERE IN

THE UNITED STATES, WHERE

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AREAS OF POVERTY AROUND

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> COMING UP, A CBN NEWS

EXCLUSIVE.

WATCH MIRACLES UNFOLD DEEP

IN THE HEART OF THE

JUNGLE.

WE HEARD CHRIST DIED

FOR US, AND THAT CHANGED

OUR LIVES.

Terry: GEORGE THOMAS

HEADS INTO THE PYGMY

COLONIES OF UGANDA.

YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS

THIS.

IT IS COMING UP NEXT.

Terry: FOR CENTURIES,

THEY LIVED IN CAVES AND

TREES WHILE HUNTING IN THE

JUNGLE.

A REMOTE AFRICAN TRIBE

CALLED THE BATWA PYGMIES,

ABOUT 25 YEARS AGO THE UG

UGANDAN GOVERNMENT FORCED

THEM OUT OF THE FOREST,

LEAVING THEM HOMELESS AND

DESTITUDE.

GEORGE THOMAS HAS THE

REMARKABLE STORY FROM

SOUTHWESTERN UGANDA.

George: YOU'RE ABOUT

TO SEE IMAGES NEVER

CAPTURED ON CAMERA.

UNTIL NOW.

FROM DEEP IN THE LUSH

GREEN JUNGLES OF AFRICA

AFRICA...COMES THE STORY

OF ONE OF THIS CONTINENT'S

OLDEST-LIVING TRIBES.

WE USED TO LIVE LIKE

ANIMALS IN THE JUNGLE.

George: THIS WOMAN IS

A BATWA PYGMY.

FOR CENTURIES, HER PEOPLE

WERE RAINFOREST DWELLERS.

WE SMOKED AND DRANK AND

PERFORMED WITCHCRAFT.

WE WERE DEVIL WORSHIPPERS.

George: DR. KELLERMAN

IS STUDYING THE BATWA

PEOPLE.

THEY ARE ONLY FOUR FEET

IN HEIGHT.

THEY HUNTED WITH NETS, AND

COLLECT FRUITS FROM THE

TREES OR ROOTS FROM THE

GROUND.

George: THEIR LIFE

REVOLVED AROUND THE WINDY

FOREST OF SOUTHWESTERN

UGANDA.

THEY HAD NO STONE

INSTRUMENTS, SO THAT'S WHY

VERY FEW RECORDS ARE FOUND

OF THE BATWA.

George: THE BATWAS

WERE FOUND AS KEEPERS OF

THE FOREST, BUT THAT

DRAMATICALLY CHANGED WHEN

THE GOVERNMENT HERE IN THE

CITY OF KAMPALA DECIDED TO

TURN THEIR HABITAT INTO A

NATIONAL PARK AND A WORLD

HERITAGE SITE FOR

ENDANGERED MOUNTAIN

GORILLAS.

THERE ARE ABOUT 750

MOUNTAIN GORILLAS IN THE

WORLD, AND 350 LIVE WITHIN

THE BIWINDI FOREST.

IT WAS MADE A WORLD

HERITAGE SITE, AND THE

BATWA WERE EVICTED FROM

THE FOREST.

George: AFTER

CENTURIES OF LIVING IN

CAVES AND TREES, THEY

BECAME CONSERVATION

REFUGEES.

WITH NO TITLE TO LAND, NO

FOOD, NO CLOTHING, NO

SHELTER.

THOUSANDS OF THEM WALKED

OUT OF THE JUNGLE TO A

WORLD THAT TURNED AGAINST

THEM.

THE PEOPLE COULD NOT DO

ANYTHING -- THEY THOUGHT

MAYBE THESE BATWA, THE

PYGMIES, WERE LIKE

ANIMALS.

George: THIS MAN AND

HIS WIFE, BARBARA, DECIDED

TO HELP SOME OF THE BATWA.

THEY MOVED TO THE SMALL

VILLAGE OF GUESSORA TO

BEGIN A MINISTRY AMONG THE

PYGMIES.

I BEGAN BY PREACHING

THE MESSAGE OF HOPE.

George: HUNDREDS OF

BATWA PYGMIES HEARD ABOUT

JESUS FOR THE VERY FIRST

TIME.

SHE WAS ONE OF GERALD'S

FIRST CONVERTS.

IT WAS THE FIRST TIME

ANYONE HAD EVER TOLD US

ABOUT JESUS.

WE WERE SUMMONED OF THE

DEVIL, BUT THEY WEREN'T

HEARD CHRIST DIED FOR OUR

SINS, AND THAT CHANGED OUR

LIVES.

[SINGING]

George: ON THIS

DAY...

I BAPTIZE YOU IN THE

NAME OF THE FATHER, THE

SON, AND THE HOLY SPIRIT.

[APPLAUSE]

George: ...37

RESPONDED TO THE GOSPEL

MESSAGE AND GOT BAPTIZED

IN A RIVER.

[SINGING]

George: GERALD SAYS

MIRACLES ARE ALSO

HAPPENING AMONG THE BATWA.

PEOPLE DIAGNOSED WITH

HIV/AIDS ARE GETTING

HEALED.

A PYGMY GIRL ON THE VIRGE

OF DEATH, GIVEN NEW LIFE.

SHE WAS DEAD, ALMOST.

THEY STARTED PRAYING FOR

HER.

THEY PRAYED AND PRAYED --

THEY ACTUALLY PRAYED FOR

FIVE HOURS.

I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT.

AND GOD HEALED HER.

George: IT ALL LED TO

THIS.

HALLELUJAH!

George: THE FIRST

EVER BATWA PYGMY CHURCH IN

THE REGION.

WE GET UP TO 1,000

PYGMIES WHO COME TO ATTEND

THE CHURCH.

George: AND THEY ALSO

RUN A SCHOOL FOR PYGMY

CHILDREN.

AND PARENTS, ONCE ANIMAL

HUNTERS, ARE LEARNING TO

BE FARMERS.

BUT THE NEEDS HERE ARE

ENORMOUS.

IF YOU CAN IMAGINE

POVERTY, WHICH EXISTS

EVERYWHERE IN THE WORLD,

YET THESE ARE THE POOREST

OF THE POOR.

George: AFTER MAKING

SEVERAL TRIPS OUT HERE,

TITO KAHUSH, A DOCUMENT

PRODUCER AND REGENT

UNIVERSITY GRADUATE,

DECIDED TO GET INVOLVED.

HE GOT A HOLD OF SOME

CHURCHES TO PARTNER WITH

BA WBATWA CHRISTIANS.

WHAT I LIKE ABOUT THIS

MINISTRY IS RUN BY THE BAT

BATWAS THEMSELVES.

THEY ARE RUN BY THEIR OWN

BOARD, BUT WE WANT TO

EMPOWER THEM.

George: IT IS

ESTIMATED THERE ARE STILL

TENS OF THOUSANDS OF BATWA

WHO HAVE YET TO HEAR THE

NAME OF JESUS CHRIST.

JUST AS CHRIST DID FOR

ME, I BELIEVE HIS MESSAGE

OF SALVATION IS GOING TO

CHANGE THE LIVES OF MY

TRIBE.

George: IN THE

MEANTIME, GERALD WELCOMES

CHRISTIANS FROM AROUND THE

WORLD TO JOIN HIM IN THE

ADVENTURE OF REACHING ONE

OF THE MOST UNREACHED

PEOPLE GROUPS IN THE

WORLD.

WE NEED PEOPLE TO STAND

WITH US IN PRAYERS.

WE WANT TO REACH AS MANY

PYGMIES AS POSSIBLE.

George: GEORGE

THOMAS, CBN NEWS, UGANDA.

Terry: IT'S LIKE

GETTING TO PEAK INTO A

SECRET AREA OF THE WORLD

THAT NO ONE HAS SEEN

BEFORE.

IT IS PRETTY AWESOME.

I THINK OF THE PROPHECY

THAT ALL WILL COME TO HEAR

THE MESSAGE.

AND THEN THE END WILL

COME.

AND WE'VE BEEN PRAYING FOR

DECADES FOR JESUS TO COME.

AND MORE AND MORE AND MORE

WE SEE THE EXPANSION OF

THE GOSPEL INTO REMOTE

AREAS LIKE THIS.

Andrew: AND IT HAS

REALLY OPENED OUR EYES

THAT SOMETIMES WE HAVE A

NARROW VIEW OF

CHRISTIANITY AND WHO ARE

BELIEVERS.

AND SO SEE OUR BROTHERS

AND SISTERS IN CHRIST OVER

THERE, AND I WAS REALLY

STRUCK BY THE JOY IN THEIR

HEARTS THAT THEY CAN'T

EVEN CONTAIN.

Terry: YES.

Andrew: AND THE

HAPPINESS THEY HAVE FOUND

IN THE LORD JESUS CHRIST.

IT IS INSPIRING.

Terry: MADE ME WANT A

HANDKERCHIEF.

Andrew: A BEAUTIFUL

STORY.

> STILL TO COME, AN

11-YEAR-OLD BOY WHO LOST

EVERYTHING DURING A

TYPHOON STRUGGLES WITH

FEAR.

AFTER THE TYPHOON, I

HAD NIGHTMARES.

IN MY DREAMS, I WOULD GET

WASHED AWAY, AND MY FAMILY

COULDN'T FIND ME.

Andrew: WE'LL SEE HOW

HE WENT FROM FEARFUL TO

FEARLESS, RIGHT AFTER

THIS.

Andrew: AFTER A

TYPHOON DESTROYED HIS HOME

IN THE PHILIPPINES, DAMEAL

WAS TRAUMATIZED.

HIS NIGHTS WERE FILLED

WITH FEAR, AND DURING THE

DAY, HE MOURNED THE LOSS

OF HIS HOME, HIS FRIENDS,

AND ALL OF HIS BELONGINGS.

THEN HE SAW AN EPISODE OF

"SUPERBOOK" THAT GAVE HIM

COURAGE AND HOPE FOR THE

FUTURE.

Reporter: DAMEAL'S

FAMILY SURVIVED A KILLER

TYPHOON WHO STRUCK THE

PHILIPPINES.

THE WINDS FROM THE

TYPHOON WERE HUGE.

I WAS SO SCARED.

I THOUGHT WE WERE GOING TO

DIE.

Reporter: THEY LOST

EVERYTHING, EXCEPT FOR A

FEW SURFBOARDS FROM A

FAMILY RENTAL BUSINESS.

RELIEF SUPPLIES NEVER

CAME, SO THEY ESCAPED BY

BUS TO LIVE WITH RELATIVES

IN MANILA.

THERE DAMEAL STRUGGLED

WITH FEAR AND LOSS.

I LOST ALL OF MY THING,

AND I LOST ALL OF MY

FRIENDS.

AFTER THE TYPHOON, I HAD

NIGHTMARES.

IN MY DREAMS, I WOULD GET

WASHED AWAY, AND MY FAMILY

COULDN'T FIND ME.

Reporter: AND HE

WRESTLED WITH A GROWING

EMPTINESS IN HIS LIFE,

TOO.

THAT'S WHEN DAMEAL STARTED

WATCHING CBN'S

"SUPERBOOK."

HE CONNECTED WITH THE

STORY OF JOB.

WHEN WE GOT TO THE

STORY OF JOB, I SAW MYSELF

IN THE STORY.

HE LOST ALL OF HIS

POSSESSIONS AND CHILDREN.

"SUPERBOOK" TOLD ME, GOD

IS WITH US AND HE WILL

TAKE CARE OF US.

Reporter: AFTER

WATCHING, DAMEAEAL PRAYED

WITH HIS MOTHER TO BECOME

A CHRISTIAN.

JESUS IS MY TRUE

FRIEND.

HE IS ALWAYS THERE FOR ME.

Reporter: HE ALSO

STARTED PRAYING THAT GOD

WOULD RESTORE WHAT THEY

LOST.

SHORTLY AFTER THAT, HIS

MOM GOT A NEW JOB, AND

THEN HIS DAD RESTARTED THE

FAMILY BUSINESS AND IS

BUILDING THEM A NEW HOME.

THEY HOPE TO MOVE THERE

SOON.

I THANK HIM FOR

EVERYTHING HE HAS GIVEN

OUR FAMILY.

Andrew: I'M

ESPECIALLY TOUCHED

WATCHING DAMEAL'S STORY,

AND I HAVE AN 11-YEAR-OLD

BOY, AND TO THINK OF HIM

GOING THROUGH THAT TYPE OF

TRAGEDY IS HEARTBREAKING.

IT IS INTERESTING AS

ADULTS, WE MAY NOT SEE HOW

THE WORD OF GOD ARE GOING

TO REGISTER WITH CHILDREN.

WILL THEY UNDERSTAND IT?

THE ANSWER IS CLEARLY YES.

"SUPERBOOK," THESE BIBLE

STORIES THAT COME TO LIFE

TRULY MADE A DIFFERENCE IN

THE ALERT OF THIS YOUNG

BOY.

IT GAVE HIM HOPE AND

ENCOURAGEMENT IN SUCH

TRAGIC CIRCUMSTANCES, AND

IT GAVE THE POWER OF THE

HOLY SPIRIT A CHANCE TO

WORK IN HIS LIFE AND HIS

FAMILY'S LIFE.

WE THANK YOU IF YOU'RE A

"700 CLUB" MEMBER BECAUSE

YOU MADE THAT POSSIBLE.

IF YOU'RE NOT, YOU CAN GET

ON BOARD VERY EASILY.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS DIAL

1-800-700-7000.

OR LOG ON TO

700clubinteractive.com,

AND SAY I'D LIKE TO BE A

"700 CLUB" PARTNER.

IT IS JUST $20 A MONTH, 65

CENTS A DAY.

AND, TERRY, WE'RE SEEING

GOD DO AMAZING THINGS

THROUGH OUR PARTNERS.

Terry: OBVIOUSLY.

THIS BOY WAS SO MOVED BY

THE STORY OF JOB.

YOU WOULDN'T JUST PICK

THAT OUT OF THE AIR.

THE WORD OF GOD RESONATES,

WHEN WE HEAR IT, WHEN WE

SPEAK IT, AND WHEN WE READ

IT.

Andrew: AND I'VE

SPONTANEOUSPOKEN BELIEVERS WHO SAY I

DON'T WANT TO READ THE

STORY OF JOB.

BUT THAT'S NOT THE MINDSET

WE HAVE.

> WE LEAVE YOU TODAY

WITH JOHN 10: "THE THIEF'S

PURPOSE IS TO STEAL AND TO

KILL AND TO DESTROY.

MY PURPOSE IS TO GIVE THEM

A RICH AND SATISFYING

LIFE."

> THANK YOU FOR JOINING

US TODAY.

FOR TERRY MEEUWSEN, I'M

ANDREW KNOX, AND WE'LL SEE

YOU NEXT TIME ON "700 CLUB

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