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700 Club Interactive - March 28, 2017

A car full of teenagers is hit head on by a drunk driver, and J.R. is the only survivor. Doctors are skeptical of a complete physical and emotional recovery. Read Transcript


Gordon: A MOM GETS A

CALL THAT INVOLVES A DRUNK

DRIVER.

I WAS IN SHOCK.

I WAS NUMB.

I MEAN, I WAS -- IT DIDN'T

SEEM REAL.

Gordon: AND HER

TEENAGED SON --

THEY SAID HE MAY NOT

MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT.

Gordon: -- SEE HOW HE

MIRACULOUSLY SURVIVES.

LORD, SAVE MY CHILD.

PLEASE DON'T LET HIM DIE.

Gordon: AND HEAR HOW

CHRISTIAN GROUPS ARE

FIGHTING BACK AGAIN CAMPUS

CORRECTNESS.

THEY KNOW THEY CAN'T

JUT ROLL OVEJUST ROLL ALL OVER YOU.

Gordon: MORNING AND

WELCOME TO THE SHOW.

14 YEARS AFTER U.S. FORCES

INVADED IRAQ AND REMOVED

HAHASAN.

Terry: THE TIME HAS

COME WHERE CHRISTIANITY IS

OVER IN IRAQ.

HE SAYS YEARS OF

PERSECUTION BY RADICAL

MUSLIMS HAVE TAKEN A TOLL

ON THE COUNTRY'S CHRISTIAN

COMMUNITY.

AND MANY HAVE FLED.

CHRISTIANS HAVE LIVED IN

IRAQ FOR CENTURIES, BUT

THEIR HISTORY, ALONG WITH

THEIR CHURCHES, ARE BEING

WIPED OUT BY ISIS AND

OTHER ISLAMIC TERRORIST

GROUPS.

IRAQI AND COALITION FORCES

CONTINUE THEIR PUSH TO

DRIVE ISIS OUT OF MOSUL,

IRAQ'S SECOND LARGEST

CITY.

CARDINAL WHITE BELIEVES

THE WORLD HAS TO DO MORE

THAN JUST PRAY FOR IRAQ'S

CHRISTIANS, SAYING, "IF

THERE IS ANYTHING I CAN

TELL AMERICANS IS THAT

YOUR FELLOW BROTHERS AND

SISTERS ARE SUFFERING.

THEY ARE DESPERATE FOR

HELP, AND IT IS NOT JUST A

MATTER OF PRAYING FOR

PEACE.

THEY NEED A LOT: FOOD,

RESOURCES O, CLOTHES,

EVERYTHING -- THEY NEED

EVERYTHING."

Gordon: THIS IS ONE

OF THE GREAT TRAGEDIES OF

THAT WAR, WHEN WE PULLED

OUT, IT LEFT A VACUUM, AND

ISIS CAME IN AND FILLED

THAT VACUUM.

AND THEY WENT STRAIGHT AT

THE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY.

EVEN WHEN OUR FORCES WERE

THERE, THE CHURCHES WERE

BEING BOMBED, AND TALKING

ABOUT RADICALIZING MUSLIMS

TO WIPE OUT CHRISTIANS,

THAT'S THE NET EFFECT OF

THAT WAR.

HERE ARE SOME NAMES, THE

CALDEAN CHRISTIAN CHURCH,

SOME OF THE OLDEST

CHRISTIAN CHURCHES ON THE

WORLD, THAT LITERALLY GO

BACK TO DAMASCUS, GO BACK

TO THE 1st CENTURY, AND

NOW WE'RE LOOKING NOT JUST

IN IRAQ, BUT ALSO IN

SYRIA.

A WHOLE-SCALE GENOCIDE OF

THESE COMMUNITIES ARE

BEING WIPED OUT.

Terry: AND WHAT CAN

WE DO?

IT SEEMS LIKE THE NEED IS

SO MUCH, BUT WE ARE SO FAR

AWAY.

WHAT CAN WE DO?

Gordon: THE REFUGEE

COMMUNITY VERY MUCH WANTS

TO GO BACK.

I HAVE HEARD FROM SEVERAL

IN THE ASSYRIAN COMMUNITY

THEY WANT TO REESTABLISH

THEMSELVES BACK IN THE

MIDDLE EAST.

IT IS ONE THING TO TALK

ABOUT, IT IS ANOTHER THING

TO DO IT IF YOU DON'T HAVE

PEACE THERE.

IF YOU'RE CONSTANTLY BEING

SUBJECTED TO MURDER AND

YOUR WOMEN TAKEN AND USED

AS SEX SLAVES, IT BECOMES

VERY DIFFICULT TO SAY,

WELL, I'M GOING TO STAND

ON THE HOMELAND, THE LAND

THAT MY ANCESTORS HAVE

BEEN FOR THOUSANDS OF

YEARS.

I WOULD WANT TO LEAVE.

I THINK ANYONE WOULD WANT

TO LEAVE.

SO FIRST AND FOREMOST,

THERE NEEDS TO BE PEACE.

PEOPLE NEED TO BE SECURE

IN THEIR PERSONS AND THEIR

PROPERTY, FOR THERE TO BE

A REESTABLISHMENT OF THE

COMMUNITY.

SO FOR NOW, LET'S FOCUS ON

ESTABLISHING PEACE, AND

LET'S ALSO FOCUS ON HOW

CAN WE TAKE CARE OF THESE

REFUGEES.

THAT'S GOING TO BE THE BIG

ISSUE NOW.

Terry: AND WE'VE BEEN

ABLE TO HELP IN SOME OF

THESE CAMPS.

Gordon: TO A SMALL

DEGREE.

THE NEED IS HUGE.

> DEHAN AND AZIZA ARE

REFUGEES WHO HAVE

PERSONALLY SUFFERED AT THE

HANDS OF THE TERRORISTS.

THEIR FAMILY WAS FORCED TO

LEAVE THEIR HOME AND

EVERYTHING THEY OWN.

THEY ESCAPED WITH THEIR

OWN LIVES, BUT NEEDED HELP

TO START OVER.

Reporter: AZIZA AND

HER TWO CHILDREN WERE

FORCED TO RUN THE NIGHT

ISIS ATTACKED THEIR HOME

IN SYRIA.

WE WENT AS FAST AS WE

COULD AND LEFT EVERYTHING

BEHIND TO BE DESTROYED BY

ISIS.

I ONLY THOUGHT ABOUT OUR

SURVIVAL AND GETTING TO MY

HUSBAND IN KURDISTAN.

Reporter: THE BORDER

WAS CLOSED, SO SHE PAID A

SMUGGLER TO GET THEM INTO

THE IRAQI, KURDISTAN.

THEN THEY JOINED HER

HUSBAND.

I WAS SO HAPPY TO HOLD

THEM IN MY ARMS, TO SEE

THEM SAFE.

BUT MY BROTHER DIDN'T

ESCAPE.

ISIS CAPTURED HIM AND CUT

HIM INTO PIECES AND SENT

ME THE PICTURES ON MY

PHONE.

NOW I SEE THAT IMAGE IN MY

HEAD EVERY DAY.

Reporter: THEY

QUICKLY FOUND OUT HOW HARD

LIFE IS FOR REFUGEES.

THE COST OF LIVING HERE

IS TOO HIGH, AND THE

COMPANY I WORK FOR HAS

REFUSED TO PAY FIVE MONTHS

OF WAGES THEY OWE ME.

NO ONE IS WILLING TO HELP

US.

I'M ESPECIALLY WORRIED FOR

MY WIFE BECAUSE WE FOUND

OUT SHE IS PREGNANT.

MY HUSBAND HAS HIGH

BLOOD PRESSURE BECAUSE OF

HIS STRUGGLES, AND I AM

AFRAID HE WILL HAVE A

HEART ATTACK.

WE CAN BARELY BUY FOOD,

BUT THE HARDEST PART AS A

MOTHER IS NOT BEING ABLE

TO GET TOYS FOR MY

CHILDREN.

MY SON'S ONLY TOY IS

BROKEN.

IT IS HIS DREAM TO HAVE A

REMOTE-CONTROLLED CAR, BUT

WE CAN'T AFFORD IT.

Reporter: THE FAMILY

TOLD ME AZIZA CAN'T FIND A

JOB BECAUSE OF THE LOCAL

STIGMA AGAINST SYRIAN

WOMEN.

SO WE CAME UP WITH A PLAN

TO OPEN A WOMEN'S

ACCESSORIES STORE FOR HER.

WE HELPED HER BUY

EVERYTHING SHE NEEDED.

WE EVEN FOUND A STOREFRONT

CLOSE TO HER HOME AND PAID

THREE MONTHS' RENT IN

ADVANCE.

THIS IS AN AMAZING

THING FOR YOU TO DO FOR

US.

YOU HAVE GIVEN US HOPE.

Reporter: AND CBN

ALSO GO GOT MEDICINE FOR HER

HUSBANDS AND HER PRE-NATAL

MEDICINE.

AND BEFORE WE LEFT, WE HAD

ONE FINAL SURPRISE: BRAND

NEW TOYS FOR THE CHILDREN.

I AM SO GRATEFUL TO GOD

WITH ALL MY HEART FOR

HAVING MET YOU.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR DESIRE

TO HELP US.

WE KNOW WHAT HISTORY

TOLD US ABOUT ISLAM, THAT

IT CAME WITH A BLOODY

SWORD, BUT WE DIDN'T

BELIEVE IT.

BUT WE HAVE SEEN THE

REALITY OF THAT.

AND WE HAVE SCENE

CHRISTIANITY, AND YOU CAME

WITH SUPPORT AND LOVE.

Gordon: IF YOU WANT

TO HELP, JOIN "THE 700

CLUB."

IF YOU'RE A MEMBER OF "THE

700 CLUB," THANK YOU.

YOU'RE PART OF BLESSING

THAT FAMILY.

AND WE DON'T HAVE A

RELIGIOUS TEST FOR OUR

RELIEF EFFORTS.

CHRISTIAN, MUSLIM, NONE OF

THE ABOVE -- IF YOU'RE A

REFUGEE IN THAT AREA, WE

WANT TO HELP YOU.

AND A PORTION OF EVERY

GIFT TO "THE 700 CLUB"

GOES INTO THE WORK OF CBN

INTERNATIONAL AND IN THE

WORK OF "OPERATION

BLESSING."

TO HELP PEOPLE IN NEED.

AND IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO

HELP AND JOIN WITH US, IT

IS REAL EASY.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CALL

US: 1-800-700-7000.

JUST SAY, I WANT TO BE A

MEMBER OF "THE 700 CLUB."

HOW MUCH IS THAT?

IT IS JUST $20 A MONTH.

AND THAT BREAKS OUT TO 65

CENTS A DAY.

AND YOU JOIN WITH TENS OF

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE THAT

WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

IN THE WORLD TODAY.

WHEN YOU CALL AND JOIN, I

WANT YOU TO HAVE THIS.

IT'S A WONDERFUL D.V.D.,

BASED ON MY FATHER'S

BEST-SELLING BOOK, "THE

SECRET KINGDOM."

IN THERE HE BREAKS OUT THE

TEACHINGS OF THE BOOK INTO

EASY TO UNDERSTAND D.V.D.

TEACHINGS.

IT IS YOURS WHEN YOU JOIN

"700 CLUB INTERACTIVE."

SO CALL US:

1-800-700-7000.

TERRY?

Terry: I LOVE PEOPLE

WHO FIND CREATIVE WAYS TO

HELP OTHERS.

AND WE HAVE AN INSPIRING

STORY FOR YOU ABOUT A MOM

HELPING OTHERS RIGHT HERE

IN VIRGINIA.

YOU KNOW, MOST PEOPLE MARK

MILESTONE BIRTHDAYS WITH A

FANCY DINNER OR SOME KIND

OF A BIG PARTY.

BUT LAUREN PERIVER DECIDED

TO DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT.

LAST YEAR SHE CHALLENGED

HERSELF TO SEE IF SHE

COULD FEED 30,000 PEOPLE

IN NEED BEFORE TURNING 30.

SHE SET OUT TO ACHIEVE

THIS UNIQUE BIRTHDAY PLAN

WITH, GET THIS, EXTREME

COUPONING.

BELIEVE IT OR NOT, LAUREN

HAS BEEN ABLE TO FEED AS

MANY AS 150 PEOPLE ON JUST

$20, DEPENDING ON THE

LEVEL OF COUPONING AND THE

ITEMS SHE IS BUYING.

FLASH FORWARD A YEAR, AND

LAUREN HAS PROVIDED 30,158

MEALS AND COUNTING, AND

SHE IS STILL SIX MONTHS

AWAY FROM HER 30th

BIRTHDAY.

SHE HAS NO PLANS OF

STOPPING NOW, SAYING,

"LOVE GOD, LOVE OTHERS,

SERVE THE WORLD.

I WILL KEEP ON FEEDING

UNTIL I SEE WHAT NUMBER I

CAN GET UP TO, MAYBE

300,000."

I DON'T DOUBT IT, LAUREN.

SHE SAYS SHE COULDN'T DO

IT WITHOUT THE SUPPORT OF

HER FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND

HER ADORABLE SIDE-KICK,

HER 6-YEAR-OLD SON, WHO IS

NOW QUITE THE

HUMANITARIAN.

BOY, TALK ABOUT TEACHING

YOUR CHILDREN SOMETHING

WITH VISIBLE OPPORTUNITY.

Gordon: AND WHAT A

GREAT EXAMPLE FOR ALL OF

US.

IF YOU EVER THINK THAT

YOU'RE POWERLESS AGAINST

WHAT YOU SEE, RIGHT HERE

IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD --

THINK AGAIN.

HERE IS SOMEONE WHO SAID,

I'M GOING TO TAKE THE

FIRST STEP.

I'M GOING TO START, AND

HERE IS MY GOAL.

IT MAY SEEM OUTLANDISH,

BUT SHE HAS ALREADY MADE

IT.

Terry: SHE'S MADE IT.

Gordon: AND SHE'S

SAYING, OKAY, NOW IT IS

TIME TO GO TO 300,000.

Terry: AWESOME.

CONGRATULATIONS, LAUREN,

AND WHAT AN INSPIRATION TO

ALL OF US.

Gordon: UP NEXT, A

CAR FULL OF TEENAGERS IS

HIT HEAD-ON BY A DRUNK

DRIVER.

I WOULD ONLY READ HIS

EYES BECAUSE HIS FACE WAS

SO DISFIGURED.

HE WAS SAYING, MAMA, AM I

GOING TO DIE?

I WAS IN SHOCK.

I WAS NUMB.

IT DIDN'T SEEM REAL.

Gordon: HEAR HOW HER

SON BECAME THE LONE

SURVIVOR.

PLUS, WE'LL BE PRAYING FOR

YOU.

ALL OF THAT WHEN WE COME

BACK.

Gordon: ONE NIGHT,

DIANE GURLY WAS HAVING

TROUBLE SLEEPING.

THE WORD "ACCIDENT" KEPT

SWIRLING AROUND HER MIND.

THEN SUDDENLY HER PHONE

RANG, AND SHE SOON

UNDERSTOOD EXACTLY WHAT

HAD HAPPENED.

THE BOY SEATED IN BACK

WAS SEVERELY INJURED, BUT

MAY BE ANY TO COMMUNICATE

ENOUGH TO EXPLAIN WHAT

HAPPENED.

Reporter: JULY 1,

1999, A DRUNK DRIVER

CROSSES OVER THE MEDIAN

AND SLAMS INTO A CAR OF

TEENAGERS AT 80 MILES PER

HOUR.

THERE IS ONE SURVIVOR.

MEANWHILE, DIANE GURLY IS

STRUGGLING TO SLEEP

BECAUSE SHE FELT A

PROMPTING FROM GOD.

I JUST SAW THE ONE

WORD, "ACCIDENT."

I FELD IT WAS SOMEBODY

VERY CLOSE TO ME.

Reporter: MOMENTS

LATER, DIANE GETS A CALL

FROM RIVERSIDE HOSPITAL.

HER 18-YEAR-OLD SON, J.R.,

WAS IN A TRAGIC ACCIDENT.

I WAS IN SHOCK.

I WAS NUMB.

I MEAN, I WAS -- IT DIDN'T

SEEM REAL.

Reporter: DIANE

ARRIVED AT THE E.R. JUST

AS HER SON WAS REGAINING

CONSCIOUSNESS.

I COULD ONLY READ HIS

EYES BECAUSE HIS FACE WAS

SO DISFIGURED.

HE WAS SAYING, MAMA, AM I

GOING TO DIE?

SHE SAID, BABY, YOU'RE

NOT GOING TO DIE.

YOU KNOW, GOD SAID THAT

YOU'RE GOING TO LIVE AND

DECLARE THE WORK OF THE

LORD.

Reporter: J.R. HAD A

HOST OF INJURIES,

INCLUDING BRAIN SWELLING,

A SHATTERED JAWBONE, AND A

CRUSHED LEFT HAND.

THEY SAID, HE MAY NOT

MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT.

I COULD NOT BELIEVE THAT

THESE WORDS WERE COMING TO

ME.

IT WAS BEING SAID TO ME.

I JUST -- AND I WAS SAYING

ON THE INSIDE, LORD, SAVE

MY CHILD.

DON'T LET HIM DIE.

Reporter: WORD

QUICKLY SPREAD, AND PEOPLE

FROM THEIR CHURCH AND

COMMUNITY BEGAN SHOWING UP

TO PRAY.

THEY WAS JUST HUDDLED

AROUND, SAYING, HE IS NOT

GOING TO DIE.

GOD IS NOT GOING TO TAKE

HIM.

AND THEY WERE PRAYING.

Reporter: J.R. MADE

IT THROUGH THE NIGHT.

THE NEXT MORNING HE WENT

THROUGH EIGHT HOURS OF

SURGERY.

DOCTORS SAID J.R. WOULD

LIVE, BUT HIS FUTURE

WASN'T HOPEFUL.

I WOULD DEFINITELY HAVE

SOME BRAIN DAMAGE.

I WOULD NEVER BE ABLE TO

REGAIN THE USE OF MY HAND,

THAT I WOULD HAVE TROUBLE

SPEAKING, AND I WOULD

PROBABLY HAVE TO HAVE

SOMEONE AID ME OR HELP ME

FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE.

Reporter: A WEEK

LATER J.R. POURED OUT HIS

ANGER TOWARDS GOD.

HOW COULD YOU ALLOW

THIS TO HAPPEN?

HOW COULD YOU LET THIS

HAPPEN?

I WAS HONEST WITH HIM.

I SAID, I DON'T WANT TO

LIVE LIKE THIS.

I DON'T WANT TO LIVE LIKE

THIS.

I REMEMBER FEELING THE

PRESENCE OF THE LORD JUST

COME IN MY ROOM.

AND THE HOLY SPIRIT TOLD

ME THAT HE WAS GOING TO

HEAL ME.

AND IN DOING SO, IT WOULD

BE LIKE NOTHING EVER

HAPPENED.

HOPE AND PEACE CAME

FLOODING BACK INTO MY

SPIRIT.

LITERALLY, I WAS REVIVED.

AND AT THAT MOMENT, I

DECIDED THAT I WAS NOT

GOING TO BE ANGRY, THAT I

WAS GOING TO TRUST HIM,

AND THAT HE WAS GOING TO

DO WHAT HE SAID HE WAS

GOING TO DO.

Reporter: J.R. SAYS

AFTER THAT NIGHT, HE BEGAN

HEALING MORE QUICKLY THAN

EVEN DOCTORS EXPECTED.

IT IS ALMOST LIKE MY

BODY JUST BEGAN TO PUT

THINGS BACK IN ORDER.

EVERY DAY THERE WAS A

VISIBLE CHANGE.

YOU COULD SEE IT.

Reporter: THE NEXT

SEVERAL MONTHS HE WENT

THROUGH RIGOROUS THERAPY,

DEPENDING ON GOD TO HEAL

HIS MIND AND BODY.

I FELT LITERALLY LIKE

THE LORD WAS STRENGTHENING

ME.

I FELT LIKE I HAD A NEW

LEASE ON LIFE AND A NEW

MISSION.

AND I WAS DETERMINED TO

HOLD UP MY END.

I WAS DETERMINED TO SERVE

GOD.

Reporter: WITHIN THE

NEXT YEAR, J.R. SAYS HE

FULLY RECOVERED FROM ALL

OF HIS INJURIES, INCLUDING

REGAINING FULL USE OF HIS

HAND.

THERE IS NOT ANYTHING

THAT I COULD DO THEN THAT

I CANNOT DO.

GOD HEALED ME.

Reporter: TODAY J.R.

LEADS A YOUNG ADULT

MINISTRY IN HIS HOME TOWN,

AND SHARES HIS STORY

OFTEN.

GOD ANSWEREDED AL ANSWERED ALL OF MY

PRAYERS, AND HE IS

FAITHFUL.

EVERY NOW AND THEN I

LAUGH AS PEOPLE LOOK RIGHT

AT ME, AND UNKNOWINGLY

THEY REPEAT THE PROMISE

THAT THE LORD GAVE ME, AND

THEY TELL ME, MAN, IT

LOOKS LIKE NOTHING EVER

HAPPENED.

AND I SAID, WELL, THAT'S

EXACTLY ACCORDING TO THE

WORD OF THE LORD.

Gordon: EXACTLY

ACCORDING TO THE WORD OF

THE LORD.

WHAT HIS MOTHER PRAYED

OVER HIM, THAT CALMS OUT

OF PSALM 118.

AND THAT'S CALLED THE "THE

LAST PSALM."

I WILL NOT DIE BUT LIVE

AND DECLARE THE WORKS OF

THE LORD, DECLARE THE

GLORY, WHAT GOD HAS DONE

FOR ME.

THAT SAME PSALM IS THE

PSALM THAT JESUS SANG AT

THE LAST SUPPER.

HE WAS CELEBRATING

PASSOVER.

AND THEY WOULD HAVE SUNG

THAT AS THE LAST SONG.

AND THEN HE WENT OVER TO

THE GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE,

AND JUST AS J.R. DID, HE

PRAYED, LORD, TAKE THIS

FROM ME.

I DON'T WANT THIS.

YOU CAN HAVE THOSE KIND OF

COMPLAINTS.

YOU CAN CRY OUT TO HIM AND

YOU CAN SAY WHY.

AND THEN YOU JUST NEED

THAT STILL, SMALL VOICE TO

COME TO YOU AND PROVIDE

THE ANSWER.

IT'S OKAY TO ASK HIM

QUESTIONS.

IT'S OKAY TO ASK HIM WHY.

BUT PLEASE DON'T BLAME HIM

FOR THE BAD THINGS.

DON'T BLAME HIM.

HE IS NOT THE CAUSE OF IT.

WHAT IS HE THE CAUSE OF?

HE IS THE CAUSE OF YOUR

SALVATION.

HE IS THE CAUSE OF YOUR

HEALING.

HE IS THE CAUSE OF YOUR

DELIVERANCE.

AND JUST START DECLARING

THAT.

IT IS IN HIS NAME.

AND WHEN YOU CRY OUT TO

HIM, HE WILL ANSWER.

NOW, I'D LOVE TO PRAY FOR

YOU.

WE'RE GOING TO PRAY RIGHT

NOW.

AND TERRY AND I ARE GOING

TO AGREE FOR YOU.

AND YOU DO THAT, CRY OUT

TO HIM.

DECLARE HIS NAME OVER YOU.

AND IT'S IN THE NAME OF

JESUS.

WHEN WE REALIZE HEALING IS

IN HIS NAME, SALVATION IS

IN HIS NAME, DELIVERANCE

IS IN HIS NAME, WE DECLARE

THAT OVER YOUR BODY, OVER

YOUR SITUATION, OVER YOUR

FAMILY, AND YOU'LL GET THE

SAME RESULTS.

LET'S PRAY.

LORD, WE LIFT THOSE WHO

ARE IN THE AUDIENCE RIGHT

NOW, AND WE COME BOLDLY TO

THE THRONE OF GRACE.

IT IS NOT BY ANYTHING WE

HAVE DONE.

IT IS NOT BY OUR MERIT,

OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS,

ANYTHING.

IT IS ALL BASED ON YOU AND

YOUR NAME BECAUSE YOUR

NAME MEANS SALVATION.

YOUR NAME MEANS HEALING.

YOUR NAME MEANS

RESURRECTION.

YOUR NAME MEANS DELIVERIES

DELIVERANCE.

SO WE DECLARE THE NAME OF

JESUS OVER OUR BODIES.

AND IN JESUS' NAME WE SAY,

BE HEALED AND BE MADE

WHOLE NOW.

AND NOW WE RECEIVE IT, FOR

YOU HAVE PROMISED.

WE RECEIVE IT, AND WHAT WE

COULDN'T DO BEFORE, WE DO

IT NOW IN JESUS' NAME.

THERE IS SOMEONE, YOU'RE

HAVING DIFFICULTY

SWALLOWING, AND THERE IS A

BURNING SENSATION

THROUGHOUT YOUR ESOPHAGUS,

AND IT HAS JUST BEEN

PAINFUL.

AND GOD IS HEALING THAT.

HE IS RESTORING THE LINING

OF YOUR ESOPHAGUS.

HE IS MAKING IT EASY FOR

YOU TO SWALLOW NOW.

WHAT YOU COULDN'T DO

BEFORE, DO IT NOW.

IF YOU'RE HAVING TROUBLE

EVEN JUST DRINKING WATER,

DO IT NOW AND REALIZE GOD

HAS HEALED YOU.

TERRY?

Terry: THERE IS

SOMEONE ELSE, YOU'RE IN A

MARRIAGE THAT HAS JUST

STARTED FALLING APART.

YOUR SPOUSE HAS BEEN

UNFAITHFUL TO YOU, AND YOU

HAVE NO LOVE LEFT.

BUT TODAY -- TODAY GOD IS

ASKING YOU, WILL YOU LIFT

UP YOUR HANDS?

WILL YOU GIVE IT TO ME?

WILL YOU RECEIVE HEALING?

GOD WANTS TO RESTORE

RELATIONSHIP, AND HE WILL

EVEN BRING BACK THOSE

FEELINGS OF LOVE AND

DEVOTION, IF YOU WILL LET

GO OF IT AND LIFT YOUR

HANDS UP TO HIM.

RECEIVE IT.

Gordon: LORD, WE

THANK YOU.

WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR

HEALING TOUCH, YOUR

RESTORATION.

NOW BE WITH US.

LET YOUR PRESENCE BE IN

US, BE ALL AROUND US, FOR

WE ASK IT IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

Terry: AMEN.

Gordon: AND AMEN.

IF YOU'VE BEEN HEALED, IF

YOU'VE BEEN TOUCHED BY

GOD, WE WANT TO SHARE THE

STORY WITH THE WORLD.

WE WANT TO BRING

TESTIMONY.

WE WANT TO DECLARE HIS

GLORY.

SO CALL US AND LET US

KNOW: 1-800-700-7000.

IF YOU NEED PRAYER, WE'RE

HERE FOR YOU 24 HOURS A

DAY.

ALL YOU HAVE TO O D DO IS CALL

US.

TERRY?

Terry: STILL TO COME,

THE MOVEMENT TO BRING OUR

NATION'S ELITE

UNIVERSITIES BACK TO THEIR

BIBLICAL ROOTS.

IT HAS BEEN A TRAIN

WRECK FOR 50 YEARS, IN

TERMS OF PEE PEOPLE GOING IN

Terry: CHRISTIANS

HELPED START MANY OF THE

NATION'S ELITE

UNIVERSITIES, INCLUDING

HARVARD, PRINCETON, AND

YALE, BUT IN MODERN TIMES

THEY HAVE BECOME

DISTINCTLY SECULAR.

CAITLIN BURKE SHOWS HOUSE

ONE MINISTRY IS FIGHTING

TO BRING THEM BACK TO

THEIR ROOTS.

Reporter: TO

CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES, MANY

COLLEGE CAMPUSES MIGHT AS

WELL BE PUTTING U OUT "NOT

WELCOME" SIGNS.

ONE WEAPON, ACCUSING THEM

OF FAILING TO MEET

NON-DISCRIMINATION

POLICIES.

A LOT OF TIMES THESE

CAMPUSES -- I THINK ABOUT

THE WAY THE SOVIET UNION

WAS A FEW YEARS AGO.

THEY HAVE TO SHOWCASE SOME

CHURCHES TO MAKE IT LOOK

LIKE THEY HAVE FREEDOM OF

RELIGION, BUT BEHIND THE

SCENES THEY REPRESS IT.

IN MANY WAYS, IT HAS BEEN

A TRAIN WRECK FOR 50

YEARS, IN TERMS OF PEOPLE

GOING THROUGH THESE

UNIVERSITIES AND COMING

OUT SECULARIZED.

IF YOU LOOK AT THE TOP

LEADERS IN GOVERNMENT,

BUSINESS, EDUCATION, AND

MEDIA, ABOUT TWO-THIRDS OF

THEM WENT TO THOSE TOP 20

SCHOOLS.

Reporter: HE STARTED

"CHRISTIAN UNION," TO

FOCUS ON SCHOOLS THAT

CONSISTENTLY PRODUCE THE

NATION'S LEADERS.

THAT HAS LED TO 10 CAMPUS

CHAPTERS, INCLUDING ALL OF

THE IVY LEAGUE.

IF WE WANT TO CHANGE

THE NATION, WE HAVE TO HIT

THESE PEOPLE AND MINISTER

TO THEM.

THE CAMPUSES HAVE BROUGHT

TOGETHER SOME OF THE MOST

LEADERSHIP-MINDEDED,

AMBITIOUS YOUNG PEOPLE IN

THE COUNTRY, AND OUR PART

IS SIMPLY TO TELL THEM

ABOUT JESUS CHRIST AND

DISCIPLE THEM IN THE LORD.

Reporter: CHRISTIAN

UNION HAS FACED SOME BUSH

PUSHBACK, BUT IT MAKES IT

CLEAR TO THE UNIVERSITY

THAT HE WON'T BACK DOWN OR

GO AWAY.

WHEN YOU DO THAT, THE

UNIVERSITIES END UP

RESPECTING YOU MORE

BECAUSE OF IT.

THEY KNOW THEY CAN'T JUST

ROLL RIGHT OVER YOU.

Reporter: A PRETTY

RADICAL APPROACH THAT HAS

SEEN SUCCESS ON CAMPUS,

BUT HAS ACTUALLY MET

RESISTANCE FROM CHRISTIANS

FOR ITS AGGRESSIVE STANCE.

WE NEED TO BE FIRM

ABOUT IT.

YOU SEE WHEREVER THE

APOSTLE PAUL WENT IN HIS

TRAVELS, THERE WERE EITHER

RIOTS OR REVIVAL.

WHEN YOU PREACH THE GOSPEL

AND PUT IT FORTH, THERE IS

OFTEN REACTION.

WE SHOULD EXPECT THAT AND

NOT BE AFRAID OF IT.

THERE IS GOING TO BE SOME

TURMOIL FROM TIME TO TIME.

Reporter: WHEN

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY

REFUSED TO RECOGNIZE

CHRISTIAN UNION, HE HIRED

A CIVIL RIGHTS

ORGANIZATION.

SO THEY WROTE A LETTER

TO THE PRESIDENT OF

PRINCETON, AND SHE WROTE

BACK IN THREE DAYS, AND

SAID, YOU'RE ABSOLUTELY

RIGHT.

SO THEY DID THE RIGHT

THING, AND WE'RE THANKFUL

FOR THAT.

THEY DID IN THREE DAYS

WHAT THEY WOULDN'T DO FOR

US IN THREE YEARS.

Reporter: AND HIS

EFFORTS HAVE LED TO

POSITIVE RESPONSE FROM

STUDENTS LOOKING FOR MORE

THAN JUST ACADEMIC

ACHIEVEMENT.

I THINK STUDENTS ARE

HUNGRY IN THEIR SOUL FOR

THE THINGS OF GOD, JUST

LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE.

IT CAN BE HARD TO BE IN

TOUCH WITH THAT WHEN

YOU'RE RUNNING SO HARD

AFTER WHAT IS GLAMOURIZED

AS SUCCESS IN THE WORLD'S

EYES.

BUT ALL OF OUR HEARTS

REALLY ARE CREATED, AS

AUGUSTIN SAID, FOR GOD,

AND THEY'RE GOING TO BE

RESTLESS UNTIL THEY FIND

REST IN HIM.

Reporter: CRAIG HEADS

OF YALE'S CHAPTER OF THE

CHRISTIAN UNION AND

CHRISTIANS ARE FINDING THE

LORD.

YOU COME HERE AND

REALIZE, I'M NOT THE

GREATEST LIKE I WAS IN MY

TOWN, AND I'M AROUND

PEOPLE JUST LIKE ME.

AND AS PEOPLE WRESTLE WITH

THOSE THINGS, THEY CAN GET

IN TOUCH WITH THE NEEDS

THEY HAVE, WHICH ARE

REALLY FOR THE LORD.

EVEN HAVING ACHIEVED,

YOU KNOW, COMING TO DREAM

SCHOOL, THAT DID NOT

SATISFY.

THAT WAS NOT IT.

I STILL HAD A LONGING

WITHIN.

AND A CONSCIOUSNESS OF

NEED IN ME.

AND I KNEW SOMEHOW THAT

HAD TO DO WITH GOD, BUT

DIDN'T REALLY KNOW HOW --

I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT THAT

LOOKS LIKE.

Reporter: IN THE

MIDST OF HIS SEARCH,

KENNETH RECEIVED AN

INVITATION TO A CHRISTIAN

UNION BIBLE STUDY.

IT WAS THERE THAT I

THINK I WAS SEEING IN

SOMEONE -- I WAS WATCHING

THE WAY HE WAS TALKING AND

READING THE BIBLE, AND

THAT HE ACTUALLY LOVED IT

AND BELIEVED IT, AND THERE

WAS THE REALITY THERE THAT

I KNEW HE KNEW SOMETHING I

DID NOT.

Reporter: NOT LONG

AFTER THAT, ON THE FLOOR

OF HIS DORM ROOM, HE

BEGGED THE LORD TO MAKE

HIM NEW.

GOD MET ME THERE.

AND IT SEEMED LIKE THE

GUILT AND THE WEIGHT OF

THAT LIFTED OFF, AND THERE

WAS A JOY AND A PEACE THAT

I HAD NEVER KNOWN BEFORE.

AND I KNEW I WAS IN THE

PRESENCE OF MORE THAN WHO

I AM.

Reporter: IN THE

COMPETITIVE, RIGOROUS, AND

STRESSFUL IVY-LEAGUE

ENVIRONMENT, YOUNG MEN AND

WOMEN ARE EXPERIENCING THE

FREEDOM ONLY CHRIST CAN

DELIVER.

NOW WITH THE SUPPORT AND

ENCOURAGEMENT FROM GROUPS

LIKE CHRISTIAN UNION, THEY

CAN GROW THEIR FAITH AND

SPREAD GOD'S FLIEWRNS INFLUENCE

AROUND THE WORLD.

MY SPIRIT, FAST BOUND

AND IN NATURE'S NIGHT,

WHEN I REFUSED A

QUICKENING GREY, I AWOKE

THE DUNGEON FLAMED WITH

LIGHT.

Reporter: CAITLIN

BURKE, CBN NEWS.

Gordon: THE GOSPEL

GOING BACK TO THE IVY

LEAGUE SCHOOLS.

Terry: THAT IS VERY

GOOD NEWS.

Gordon: YALE WAS

FOUNDED BECAUSE HARVARD

WAS GOTTEN TWO SECULAR,

AND PRINCETON WAS FOUNDED

BECAUSE YALE GOT TOO

SECULAR.

> WELL, WE LEAVE YOU

WITH THIS WORD FROM

TIMOTHY: "DON'T LET ANYONE

THINK LESS OF YOU BECAUSE

YOU ARE YOUNG.

BE AND AN EXAMPLE TO ALL

BELIEVERS IN WHAT YOU SAY

AND IN THE WAY YOU LIVE.

IN YOUR LOVE, YOUR FAITH,

AND YOUR PURITY."

GOD BLESS YOU.

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