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700 Club Interactive - April 7, 2017

The youngest member of the famous Rivera family experienced sexual abuse which led to alcohol and drug addiction. Rosie had a dramatic encounter with God on the streets of South Central L.A. Read Transcript


Gordon: SHE WAS TOLD,

IT'S JUST A GAME.

BUT SHE KNEW DEEP DOWN IT

WAS WRONG.

I KNEW SOMETHING WAS

WRONG.

I JUST COULDN'T EXPLAIN

IT, AND I COULDN'T ASK

ANYONE BECAUSE IT WAS VERY

SCARY, AND I FELT VERY

DIRTY.

Gordon: AND SHE

DESPERATELY WANTED TO

ESCAPE.

THE ONLY WAY THAT I

COULD ESCAPE WAS CARRYING

MYSELF.

I DIDN'T WANT TO BE RAPED

ONE MORE TIME IN MY LIFE.

I COULDN'T.

Gordon: FIND OUT

WHERE SHE RAN AND WHAT

HAPPENED NEXT ON TODAY'S

"700 CLUB INTERACTIVE."

> WELL, WELCOME TO THE

SHOW.

RECENTLY A ROLLINS C ROLLINS'

COLLEGE STUDENT WAS

SUSPENDED AFTER HER

PROFESSOR FILED A

COMPLAINT SAYING HE DIDN'T

FEEL SAFE.

HE SIMPLY CHALLENGED HIS

MUSLIM PROFESSOR'S

STATEMENTS, AND ONE WAS

THAT JESUS' CRUCIFIXION

NEVER TOOK PLACE.

Terry Terry: "IN MY CASE,

IT WAS THE TOTAL OPPOSITE.

I CAME FORWARD WITH MY

STORY BECAUSE I KNOW SO

MANY OTHER STUDENTS LIKE

ME SUFFER UNDER TODAY'S

LIBERAL ACADEMIC ELITE."

Gordon: THIS IS ONE

OF THOSE "YOU'VE GOT TO BE

KIDDING ME" STORIES, WHERE

YOU GO, WHAT IN THE WORLD

WAS THE ADMINISTRATION

DOING, SUSPENDING HIM FOR

A WEEK, JUST BECAUSE HE

GOT INTO A DISCUSSION WITH

A PROFESSOR OVER AN

ASSERTION BY THE PROFESSOR

THAT THE CRUCIFIXION NEVER

HAPPENED.

THAT IS --

Terry: YOU DON'T EVEN

KNOW WHAT TO SAY ABOUT IT.

Gordon: YOU JUST GO,

HUH?

OF ALL OF THE EVENTS IN

ANCIENT HISTORY THAT WE

HAVE MORE RECORDS OF, IT'S

THE CRUCIFIXION OF JESUS

CHRIST.

AND TO SAY THAT IT NEVER

HAPPENED GETS INTO THE

"YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING

ME" TERRITORY.

THERE IS NOT JUST THE

EVIDENCE OF THE FOUR

GOSPELS.

THERE IS ALSO THE EVIDENCE

OF JOSEPHUS, WHAT HE

WROTE.

AND YOU LOOK THROUGH

ANCIENT DOCUMENTS,

INCLUDING THE RECORDS OF

THE EMPERORS, AND EVEN

JULIAN EPOSTATE, AND THIS

IS 400 YEARS LATER, AND HE

ACKNOWLEDGED HE WANTED TO

GET RID OF CHRISTIANITY,

BUT IN THAT HE

ACKNOWLEDGED THAT, YES,

INDEED, THERE HAD BEEN A

CRUCIFIXION.

Terry: YOU FEEL LIKE

MAYBE THE PROFESSOR SHOULD

HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED WHILE

SHE CHECKED OUT THE

HISTORY.

Gordon: AND IT IS ONE

OF THOSE THINGS, WHY DID

THE ADMINISTRATION

IMMEDIATELY SUSPEND HIM.

WHY WASN'T THERE SOME SORT

OF DUE PROCESS?

WASN'T THERE A HEARING?

Terry: THIS IS THE

KIND OF THING THAT NEEDS

TO BE TURNED AROUND IN OUR

CULTURE, THAT HAS GOTTEN

OUT OF HAND.

WHILE WE WERE SLEEPING,

THIS WAS GOING ON UNDER

THE AU AUSPICES OF NORMAL.

> ONE YEAR AFTER THE

PREMIER OF Facebook

LIVE, THEY HAVE ANNOUNCED

ITS FIRST TELEVISION

SERIES.

THE NATIONAL BIBLE BEE

GAME SHOW PREMIERED

EARLIER THIS WEEK AND

CONTINUES ON INTO TUESDAY.

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS.

THE STAGE IS SET.

THIS YEAR OVER 4,000 YOUNG

PEOPLE FROM ACROSS THE

COUNTRY PARTICIPATED IN

THE BIBLE BEAT,

CULMINATING IN A NATIONAL

COMPETITION.

AND NOW 72 OF THE TOP

CONTESTANTS WILL FACE EACH

OTHER IN AN INTENSE

COMPETITION OF SCRIPTURE

KNOWLEDGE AND

MEMORIZATION, ALL FOR

$250,000 IN PRIZE MONEY.

CONTESTANTS --

YOU ARE A PICTURE OF

CONCENTRATION, MY FRIEND.

IS THERE A RANT YOU WANT

TO GIVE US RIGHT NOW?

NOT AT THE MOMENT.

GENEVIEVE?

I DON'T KNOW HOW TO

SERVE.

I CAN TEACH YOU.

THOUGH WE HAVE COME TO

KNOW AND BELIEVE...

WE CAN BE SAVED...

THAT YOU MAY BE ABLE TO

UNDERSTAND...

WHAT IS THE WORD OF

GOD?

THAT WAS AWESOME.

AMAZING JOB.

I'M INSPIRED NOW.

IN THE WORLD, THEY SEE ME

AS A TALL GUY, BUT IN THE

SPIRIT, YOU'RE A GIANT.

I LOVE THE FACT THAT

YOU EXERCISED THAT.

HOWEVER, YOU GOT A

THOUSAND POINTS.

> ARE YOU READY TO DO

THIS?

YES.

[APPLAUSE]

THIS IS THE NATIONAL

BIBLE BEE GAME SHOW.

Gordon: KIRK CAMERON

DOES IT AGAIN, AND THAT

LOOKS LIKE A VERY EXCITING

SHOW.

Terry: A QUARTER OF A

MILLION DOLLARS -- I'D

LIKE TO STAY, BUT I'VE GOT

TO GO READ MY BIBLE.

Gordon: YOU'RE GOING

TO COMPETE?

Terry: WOW!

NO, I'M NOT.

THAT IS AWESOME.

Gordon: YEAH, IT IS.

IN TODAY'S MEDIA

LANDSCAPE, TO SAY THERE IS

A TELEVISION SHOW ON

Facebook, GOES TO SHOW

HOW FAR WE HAVE COME,.

Terry: ABSOLUTELY.

Gordon:

CONGRATULATIONS TO KIRK.

> PRO-CHOICE ADVOCATES

OFTEN ASK WOMEN TO

CONSIDER HOW THEIR LIVES

AND CAREERS WILL BE

HINDERED WITH AN UNWANTED

PREGNANCY.

THIS NEW ADD FROM

PRINCIPLE FINANCIAL GROUP

IS GROWING ATTENTION AND

FOCUSES ON THE JOY OF

LIFE, EVEN IN SACRIFICE.

TAKE A LOOK.

MORE COFFEE?

YEAH.

THANKS.

I CAN JUST QUIT SCHOOL

AND GET A JOB.

HI.

HI.

HEY, BUDDY.

I THINK WE CAN DO THIS.

REALLY?

[APPLAUSE]

Gordon: LIFE DOESN'T

ALWAYS GO ACCORDING TO

PLAN.

AND IT'S A WONDERFUL THING

TO SEE THAT SOMEONE IS

STEPPING UP TO SAY

CHILDREN ARE NEVER A

MISTAKE.

WE SHOULD NEVER LOOK AT

THEM THAT WAY.

THEY'RE ALWAYS A WONDERFUL

OPPORTUNITY FOR A GREAT

ADVENTURE.

Terry: AND LIFE NEVER

GOES AS PLANNED.

[LAUGHTER]

Terry: JUST SAYING.

Gordon: THERE WAS A

LOT OF EXPERIENCE BEHIND

THAT.

Terry: BUT IT'S ALL

GOOD.

Gordon: HOW IS THAT

PLAN WORKING FOR YOU?

Terry: SOME DAYS,

PRETTY GOOD.

Gordon: IF YOU WANT

TO GET GOD TO LAUGH, JUST

SHOW HIM YOUR PLANS.

Terry: ABSOLUTELY.

> WELL, GOD'S INTENTION

FOR LIFE IS THAT WE LIVE

IT, REGARDLESS OF OUR

CIRCUMSTANCES.

ONE FLORIDA TEEN HAD BOTH

OF HIS ARMS AMPUTATED WHEN

HE WAS ONLY EIGHT MONTHS

OLD.

BUT THAT DOESN'T STOP HIM

FROM DOING WHAT HE LOVES.

GET THIS: PLAYING

BASKETBALL.

AND AS YOU'RE ABOUT TO

SEE, HE HIT THE

GAME-WINNING SHOT.

[CHEERING]

[APPLAUSE]

Gordon: THERE IS THE

REPLAY.

Terry: THERE IT IS.

TAKE A LOOK AT THAT.

DON'T YOU -- THAT'S

UNBELIEVABLE.

UNBELIEVABLE.

Gordon: THAT IS

UNBELIEVABLE.

THAT'S -- YOU LOOK AT THAT

AND YOU GO, OKAY, GO LIFE.

Terry: AND HOW DID HE

DO THAT?

Gordon: AND NEVER

GIVE UP.

AND NEVER THINK THAT YOU

CAN'T DO THINGS.

Terry: I MEAN, JUST

TO HAVE THE KIND OF

CHUTZPAH, I'M GOING TO

SAY, TO SAY I LIKE

BASKETBALL AND I'M GOING

TO PLAY.

GEE.

IT'S SO WONDERFUL TO SEE

SOMEBODY THAT REALLY GOES

FOR LIFE LIKE THAT.

Gordon: YEAH.

AND IT'S A CHALLENGE FOR

ME.

I DON'T THINK I'M GOING TO

PLAY BASKETBALL AGAIN, BUT

IT'S A CHALLENGE, LET'S

GET OUT THERE AND LIVE.

> LAST NOVEMBER,

11-YEAR-OLD KATE AMATO

LOST HER BATTLE WITH

CANCER.

DURING HER FIGHT, SHE

INSPIRED PEOPLE ALL OVER

THE WORLD, INE INCLUDING HER

DOCTOR, WHO HOPES TO

LAUNCH A CANCER-FIGHTING

VIDEO GAME IN KATE'S

HONOR.

HER PARENTS THINK IT IS A

GREAT IDEA.

KATE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE

A GAME LIKE THIS, WHERE

SHE COULD GO IN AND ON A

VIDEO SCREEN TAKE A

SYRINGE AND SHOOT

RADIATION AT A CANCER CELL

AND ABSOLUTELY DESTROY IT.

I CAN HEAR HER LAUGH RIGHT

NOW AS SHE PLAYS THIS GAME

FROM A HOSPITAL BED.

I WOULD LOVE TO HONOR

KATE'S SPIRIT, THAT

MEMORIALIZES HER IN A

PERFECTLY KATE WAY.

Gordon: THE GAME IS

GOING TO BE FREE FOR

ANYONE WHO IS SUFFERING

WITH CANCER.

I THINK ONE OF THE THINGS

THEY'RE FINDING WITH

CANCER RESEARCH IS THAT

THE MORE YOU ARE INVOLVED

AND ENCOURAGING YOUR BODY

TO FIGHT, THAT YOU CAN

ACTUALLY HAVE A VERY

POSITIVE OUTCOME TO THAT.

Terry: YES.

I WAS THINKING THAT AS WE

WERE WATCHING THAT.

I THOUGHT, WOULDN'T IT BE

AMAZING, WHEN YOU FEEL SO

PUT UPON BY PROCEDURES AND

MEDICAL PEOPLE AND JUST

THE ILLNESS ITSELF, TO

FEEL LIKE YOU HAVE SOME

POWER, YOU KNOW?

Gordon: YEAH.

AND IT IS JUST GOOD TO

CONGRATULATE YOURED BODY.

SO OFTEN WE DON'T, AND WE

WAKE UP AND IT'S WHY DO I

LOOK SO BAD?

OR WHY AM I HURTING?

IT IS ALWAYS GOOD TO SAY

SOMETHING NICE.

THE MEDICAL SCIENCE IS NOW

SHOWING THAT IS REALLY

GOOD FOR US.

Terry: ABSOLUTELY.

Gordon: SAY YES, YES

TO OURSELVES.

Terry: WHAT A

BEAUTIFUL GIRL, KATE, AS

WELL.

IT IS A GREAT WAY TO

CELEBRATE HER LIFE.

> WELL, UP NEXT, SHE

SUFFERED WITH JAW PAIN FOR

50 YEARS, BUT THAT ALL

CHANGED IN A MOMENT.

FIND OUT HOW WHEN WE

RETURN.

Gordon: 50 YEARS OF

HEADACHES AND JAW PAIN,

THAT WAS REALITY FOR

CATHY.

NOTHING BROUGHT LASTING

RELIEF, AND ONE DAY IT

ACTUALLY GOT WORSE.

IT WAS DIFFICULT TO EAT

AT TIMES.

IT WAS CONSTANTLY

CLICKING.

Reporter: CATHY

SUFFERED WITH JAW PAIN FOR

YEARS.

IT STARTED WITH A POOL

ACCIDENT WHEN SHE WAS

EIGHT.

I WENT TO JUMP IN THE

POOL, I SPUN AROUND, AND

THE LOWER PART OF MY CHIN

CAUGHT THE EDGE -- THE

CONCRETE EDGE OF THE POOL.

Reporter: THE CUT ON

HER CHIN HEALED, BUT THE

PAIN IN HER JAW NEVER WENT

OWE WAY.

AWAY.

A FEW YEARS LATER, SHE

LEARNED SHE HAD T.M.J., SO

THE DOCTOR ORDERED A

MOUTHPIECE FOR HER TO

WEAR, TO HELP ALIGN HER

JAW.

I WAS SUPPOSED TO WEAR

IT AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE,

BUT IT DIDN'T WORK.

AND THE DOCTOR SUGGESTED

SURGERY, AND I WAS NOT

GOING TO DO SURGERY.

Reporter: SO CATHY

FIGURED IT WAS SOMETHING

SHE WOULD HAVE TO LIVE

WITH.

I WAS EATING SOFT FOOD.

I COULDN'T EAT ANYTHING

HARD, LIKE ICE, OR

ANYTHING THAT WAS CRUNCHY.

I WAS SUFFERING WITH

HEADACHES.

AND I WAS TAKING EXCEDRIN

OR ASPIRIN JUST ABOUT

EVERY DAY.

Reporter: THE PAIN

MEDS HELPED CATHY

FUNCTION, SO SHE KEPT

TAKING THEM AND ATE SOFT

FOOD FOR NEARLY 50 YEARS.

BUT ONE MORNING SHE COULD

BARELY MOVE HER MOUTH AT

ALL.

I COULDN'T EVEN BRUSH

MY TEETH.

Reporter: FOR TWO

DAYS THE ONLY FOOD CATHY

COULD EAT WAS IN

SQUEEZEABLE POUCHES.

THIS, WHILE WATCHING "THE

700 CLUB," CATHY SAW TERRY

MEEUWSEN PRAYING.

Terry: SOMEONE ELSE,

YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH

YOUR JAW, AND IT IS OUT OF

ALIGNMENT, AND GOD HAS

HEALED IT.

I CLAIMED IT.

I PUT MY HAND ON MAY JAW,

AND I OPENED MY JAW AND I

KEPT OPENING IT LITTLE BY

LITTLE, FURTHER AND

FURTHER, AND I SAID, OH,

MY GOODNESS, THIS IS ME.

GOD IS HEALING ME.

IT WAS A WONDERFUL

FEELING.

Reporter: CATHY'S JAW

WAS HEALED.

THE NEXT DAY, AND TO

THIS DAY, I'VE NEVER HAD

ANY MORE PAIN WITH IT.

I DON'T HAVE THE HEADACHES

ANYMORE.

AND I CAN OPEN MY MOUTH AS

WIDE AS I NEED TO.

NOW I'LL EAT ANYTHING AND

NOT EVEN THINK TWICE ABOUT

IT.

Reporter: TODAY CATHY

IS SO GRATEFUL TO BE ABLE

TO EAT ANYTHING SHE WANTS

AND ENJOY LIFE TO THE

FULLEST, FREE OF

MIGRAINES.

DON'T BE AFRAID TO ASK

GOD FOR HEALING.

DON'T THINK YOU HAVE TO

DESERVE IT FIRST.

GOD LOVES US ALL, IN SPITE

OF OUR SHORTCOMINGS.

AND HE WANTS US TO BE

HEALTHY AND HAPPY.

Gordon: HAPPY.

WHAT A WONDERFUL MIRACLE.

HERE SHE IS, 50 YEARS WITH

THIS.

AND IT FINALLY GETS SO BAD

SHE CAN'T EVEN OPEN HER

JAW.

AND THEN IN AN INSTANT IT

IS ALL TAKEN CARE OF.

GOD WANTS TO HEAL YOU.

AND THE BEST NEWS IS YOU

DON'T HAVE TO WAIT 50

YEARS FOR IT.

TODAY IS THE DAY OF

SALVATION.

THAT'S WHAT THE SCRIPTURE

SAYS.

TODAY IS THE DAY OF YOUR

HEALING.

AND THAT WONDERFUL GREEK

WORD FOR SALVATION -- IN

THAT VERSE IS COMPLETE

WHOLENESS, WHERE YOU'RE

COMPLETELY RESTORED.

TODAY IS THAT DAY.

IF YOU HAVE THE FAITH TO

BELIEVE THAT YOUR SINS ARE

FORGIVEN, YOU HAVE ALL OF

THE FAITH YOU NEED TO

BELIEVE FOR HEALING.

IT HAPPENED THE SAME DAY.

THE DAY YOUR SINS WERE

FORGIVEN WAS ON THE CROSS.

THE DAY YOU WERE HEALED

WAS ON THE KRAUSS.

CROSS.

AND THE BIBLE SAYS IT HAS

ALREADY HAPPENED.

BY HIS STRIPES WE WERE

HEALED, WE WERE SAVED, WE

WERE DELIVERED.

IT WAS ALL ACCOMPLISHED

THERE.

SO WE'RE GOING TO PRAY.

AND IN PRAYER, JUST HAVE

FAITH IN THAT.

LOOK TO JESUS.

LOOK TO HIM ON THE CROSS.

LOOK TO HIM RE RESURRECTED.

LOOK TO HIM INTERCEDING

FOR YOU RIGHT NOWMENT AND

WHENOW.AND WHEN YOU DO THAT, YOU

DON'T HAVE TO BEG.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO PLEAD.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO BARGAIN.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO DO ANY

OF THOSE THINGS.

YOU JUST HAVE TO BELIEVE.

SO TERRY AND I ARE GOING

TO BELIEVE.

AND LET'S DO WHAT CATHY

DID.

LAY YOUR HAND ON THAT AREA

OF THE BODY THAT NEEDS

HEALING.

AND WE'LL COME INTO

AGREEMENT WITH YOU.

AND THE BIBLE SAYS WHEN

TWO OR MORE AGREE TOUCHING

ANYTHING, IT SHALL BE

DONE.

> LORD, WE LIFT THE

NEEDS OF THE AUDIENCE TO

YOU, AND AS PEOPLE ARE

REACHING OUT IN FAITH,

REACHING OUT AND TOUCHING

THAT AREA OF THE BODY THAT

NEEDS HEALING, WE JUST

DECLARE OVER THEM THAT YOU

ALWAYS RESPOND TO FAITH.

THE EYES OF THE LORD GO TO

AND FRO OVER THE WHOLE

EARTH TO SHOW HIMSELF

STRONG.

SO LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, SHOW

YOURSELF STRONG TO PEOPLE

WHO ARE IN NEED, WHO ARE

SUFFERING NOW, AND LOOKING

TO YOU, THE AUTHOR AND THE

FINISHER OF THEIR FAITH.

SO, LORD, STRETCH FORTH

YOUR HAND NOW AND TOUCH

AND DO MIRACLES TODAY, FOR

WE ASK IT IN JESUS' NAME.

THERE IS A WOMAN NAMED

SARAH, AND YOU WERE IN A

MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT, AND

YOU FRACTURED BONES IN

YOUR FACE, AND GOD IS JUST

SAYING TO YOU RIGHT NOW,

I'M ABLE TO RESTORE

EVERYTHING.

I'M ABLE TO RESTORE AND

KNIT TOGETHER BONE, SO YOU

CAN'T EVEN SHOW ON AN

X-RAY THAT YOU WERE EVER

INJURED BEFORE.

HE IS DOING THAT FOR YOU

RIGHT NOW.

JUST RECEIVE IT IN JESUS'

NAME.

AND THAT RECURRING,

NAGGING PAIN NOW BE GONE.

IN THE NAME OF JESUS, BE

MADE WHOLE NOW.

IN JESUS' NAME.

TERRY?

Terry: GOD IS DOING

AN AMAZING THING THING -- YOU'VE

HAD PARAYLSIS IN THE LOWER

PART OF YOUR LEGS FOR A

LONG TIME.

YOU'RE GOING TO FEEL A

TINGLING START TO HAPPEN

IN THAT LEG WHERE YOU'VE

HAD VERY LITTLE FEELING.

GOD IS RESTORING THE USE

OF YOUR LEG TO YOU.

JUST RECEIVE IT TODAY IN

JESUS' NAME.

Gordon: THERE IS A

MAN NAMED TIM, AND YOU'RE

HAVING THE BEGINNINGS OF

NEUROPATHY PAIN IN YOUR

FEET.

YOU'VE HAD NUMBNESS AND

TINGLING.

YOU'VE ALREADY SEEN A

DOCTOR FOR IT.

AND YOU'RE NOT HAPPY WITH

THAT REPORT AND WHAT IS

GOING ON IN YOUR BODY, BUT

GOD IS HEALING YOU AND

RESTORING YOUR NERVES NOW

IN JESUS' NAME.

HE IS ABLE TO RESTORE YOUR

BLOOD SUGAR.

HE IS ABLE TO HEAL YOU

COMPLETELY FROM THE TOP OF

YOUR HEAD TO THE SOLES OF

YOUR FEET.

JUST RECEIVE IT RIGHT NOW

IN JESUS' NAME.

Terry: A SPINAL

ALIGNMENT IS HAPPENING IN

JESUS' NAME.

IT IS MORE THAN ONE

PERSON.

JUST LIFT UP YOUR HANDS

AND RECEIVE IT.

AND THAT PAIN IN YOUR BACK

IS GONE.

Gordon: THERE IS

SOMEONE, YOU WATCHED THE

STORY ABOUT CATHY, AND

YOU'RE SAYING, PLEASE SAY

T.M.J.

PLEASE GET RID OF THIS

PAIN THAT IS IN MY RIGHT

JAW.

AND YOU'RE LAYING YOUR

HAND ON IT RIGHT NOW, AND

IN JESUS' NAME, BE HEALED.

OPEN YOUR MOUTH WIDE AND

REALIZE YOU HAVE BEEN

TOUCHED AND HAVE BEEN

HEALED BY GOD.

> LORD, WE THANK YOU.

WE THANK YOU FOR THE

AMAZING MIRACLES, FOR YOU

ARE THE SAME YESTERDAY,

TODAY, AND FOREVER.

WE RECEIVE IT NOW IN

JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

AND AMEN.

Terry: AMEN.

Gordon: IF YOU'VE

BEEN TOUCHED BY GOD, WE

WANT TO SHARE IN YOUR GOOD

REPORT.

SO GIVE US A CALL.

LET US KNOW.

1-800-700-7000.

AND IF YOU NEED PRAYER,

WE'RE HERE FOR YOU 24

HOURS A DAY.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS PICK

UP THE PHONE AND CALL US.

TERRY?

Terry: A LOVE GAME,

THAT'S WHAT ROSEY FLOREZ

WAS CALLED.

MY FATHER TOLD ME I WAS

INTELLIGENT AND STRONG, A

PRINCESS THAT COULD

CONQUER THE WORLD.

I WAS NOT A PRINCESS

BECAUSE PRINCESSES ARE NOT

HURT.

Reporter: ROSIE

FLOREZ WAS THE YOUNGEST

CHILD BORN INTO THE

FAMILY.

HER BROTHERS WERE

MUSICIANS, AND HER SISTER

ROSE TO FAME AS AN

INTERNATIONAL SINGING

STAR.

BUT THERE WAS HIDDEN

HEARTBREAK.

SHE WAS ONLY EIGHT WHEN

HER SISTER'S HUSBAND

STARTED ABUSING HER.

HE TOLD ME WE WERE

GOING TO PLAY A LOVE GAME,

AND I TRUSTED HIM, BECAUSE

HE WAS MY SISTER'S

HUSBAND.

BUT I KNEW SOMETHING WAS

WRONG.

BUT I COULDN'T EXPLAIN IT

BECAUSE I FELT VERY SCARED

AND DIRTY.

Reporter: HE

THREATENED TO KILL JENNY

IF SHE EVER TOLD ANYONE.

AND THE ABUSE CONTINUED

FOR YEARS.

BUT ONCE A TEENAGER, SHE

REALIZED SHE WASN'T THE

ONLY VICTIM, AND SHE TOLD

HER SISTER.

SHE LET OUT THE WORLD'S

BIGGEST SCREAM.

AND I WAS WITH HER WHEN

SHE WAS CRYING AND JUST

TELLING HER, I'M SO SORRY.

SHE THEN ASKED ME ANYTHING

ELSE THAT I NEEDED TO

KNOW -- THAT SHE NEEDED TO

KNOW.

AND I JUST ASKED HER,

WHERE IS CHICKEE, WHERE IS

YOUR DAUGHTER?

AND SHE NODDED.

AND SHE SAID, HER, TOO?

AND I SAID YES.

AND SHE LOST IT AGAIN.

Reporter: THE FAMILY

CALLED THE POLICE, AND

TRENA WENT ON THE RUN.

SHE THOUGHT REVEALING THE

TRUTH WOULD MAKE HER PAIN

GO AWAY.

I THOUGHT IF I JUST

SPOKE UP, I WOULD BE FREE

AND I WOULD BE HEALTHY,

BUT I WASN'T.

I WAS LOOKING FOR LOVE AND

PEACE.

AND EVERYTHING IN THE

WORLD OFFERED TO ME ON A

SILVER PLATTER COULDN'T

OFFER ME LOVE OR PEACE.

Reporter: ROSIE BEGAN

LEADING A DOUBLE LIFE.

TO HER FAMILY, SHE WAS A

DEDICATED STRAIGHT-"A"

STUDENT.

BUT ON THE WEEKEND, I

WAS A TOTAL MESS.

IF NO ONE WAS WATCHING, I

WAS DOING DRUGS, ALCOHOL,

VERY PROMISCUOUS.

I WAS STILL CONFUSED BY

THE LOVE GAME.

IF YOU GIVE LOVE, THAT

MEANS YOU GIVE YOUR BODY.

Reporter: ROSIE GOT

PREGNANT AT 21, BUT THE

FATHER ABANDONED HER.

WHEN ANOTHER MAN SHOWED

HER ATTENTION, SHE MARRIED

HIM.

AND HE PROMISED TO MAKE

ME A QUEEN.

AND I THOUGHT, I'M A QUEEN

NOW.

I'M FINALLY SOMEONE WORTHY

OF SOMEONE'S LOVE.

BUT MY KINGDOM LASTED

THREE DAYS.

Reporter: ROSIE'S

HUSBAND ISOLATED HER FROM

FRIENDS AND FAMILY, AND

PHYSICALLY AND SEXUALLY

ABUSED HER.

THE ONLY WAY I COULD

ESCAPE WAS CARRYING

MYSELF.

I DIDN'T WANT TO BE RAPED

ONE MORE TIME IN MY LIFE.

I COULDN'T.

I THOUGHT, IF I JUST DIE,

EVERYONE WILL BE BETTER.

MY 2-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER

WILL HAVE MY MOTHER, AND

SHE WILL NOT HAVE A MESS

AS A MOTHER.

AND I'LL BE FREE.

Reporter: ONE NIGHT

ROSIE LEFT A PARTY AT HER

BROTHER'S HOUSE, AND RAN

INTO THE STREETS OF ONE OF

L.A.'S MOST DANGEROUS

NEIGHBORHOODS.

I STARTED TO WALK DOWN

THE STREETS, DRUNK, TRYING

TO MAKE IT TO SOUTH

CENTRAL, KNOWING THAT I

WAS GOING TO FIND SOMEONE

EITHER TO RAPE ME OR KILL

ME, OR I WAS GOING TO MAKE

THEM UPSET AND PROVOKE

THEM TO ANGER, TO BEAT ME

AND KILL ME.

ONE OF THE TWO WAS GOING

TO HAPPEN THAT NIGHT.

SO I STARTED TO TAKE OFF

MY CLOTHES, MY CELL, MY

SHOES, AND MY TOP FLEW.

Reporter: ROSIE

SCREAMED AT PASSERSBYS,

BUT WHEN NO ONE STOPPED,

SHE LIFTED HER CRIES TO

HEAVEN.

I BEG YOU TO TAKE ME

OUT OF MY MISERY.

I CANNOT HANDLE IT

ANYMORE.

PLEASE, IF YOU HAVE MERCY

THE WAY MY MOM SAYS, KILL

ME.

AND THERE WAS JUST

SILENCE.

Reporter: COSTED,

ROSIE DECIDED TO SLEEP ON

THE CURB, HOPING SOMEONE

WOULD RUN OVER HER.

BUT A FEW HOURS LATER, SHE

WAS AWAKENED BY A VOICE

THAT SHE KNEW WAS GOD'S.

AND HIS VOICE SAID,

THAT'S ENOUGH.

GO HOME.

AND I STOOD UP

IMMEDIATELY, BECAUSE I

KNEW IT WAS REAL.

I'LL GO HOME, BUT I DON'T

KNOW WHERE MY HOME IS.

WHERE DOES A WOMAN LIKE ME

FIT?

WHERE DOES A WOMAN LIKE ME

HAVE A HOME?

Reporter: ROSIE

COULDN'T RETURN TO HER

HUSBAND, BUT REMEMBERED

HER MOTHER HAD ALWAYS

SAID, AN OPEN CHURCH IS

HOME.

SHE FOUND A RIDE BACK TO

HER BROTHER'S HOUSE AND

CALLED HER MOTHER, ASKING

TO GO TO CHURCH WITH HER

THE NEXT MORNING.

ROSIE WALKED IN THE CHURCH

IN THE SAME TORN, DIRTY

CLOTHES SHE HAD WORN THE

NIGHT BEFORE.

BY THE TIME THE ALTER

CALL COMES, I LITERALLY

RUN TO THE FRONT,

THINKING, THERE IS

SOMETHING THERE.

I KNOW THERE IS SOMETHING

THERE THAT IS GOING TO

HELP ME.

AND WHEN I FINALLY

SURROUNDED TO HIM, HE SET

ME FREE.

I JUST STARTED SPEAKING TO

HIM, IN BETWEEN SOBS, JUST

SAYING, THIS IS ME, DO YOU

THINK YOU CAN LOVE ME JUST

AS I AM?

THIS MESS, I NEED YOU TO

LOVE IT.

IT FELT WONDERFUL FOR HIM

TO SAY I DO.

Reporter: ROSIE GAVE

HER LIFE TO CHRIST AND

BEGAN A PROCESS OF

HEALING.

SHE HAS FORGIVEN TRENO,

WHO WAS FINALLY

APPREHENDED AND SENT TO

PRISON.

AND SHE HAS WRITTEN IS

BOOK CALLED "MY BROKEN

PIECES."

JENNY ENCOURAGED HER TO

WRITE THE BOOK BEFORE SHE

DIED IN A PLANE CRASH.

SHE SAID, THIS IS SO

MANY YOUNG LADIES' LIVES.

THIS IS NOT YOUR STORY;

THIS IS EVERYBODY'S STORY.

Reporter: TODAY ROSIE

IS HAPPILY MARRIED AND HAS

TWO CHILDREN.

SHE HAS A MINISTRY TO

WOMEN WHO ARE THE VICTIMS

OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE AND

SEXUAL ABUSE.

MOST OF ALL, SHE HAS

EVERYTHING SHE HAS ALWAYS

WANTED BECAUSE OF JESUS.

HE IS EVERYTHING TO ME.

AND THE WORLD LITERALLY

PUTS EVERYTHING ON A

SILVER PLATTER FOR THIS

LITTLE GIRL.

AND NONE OF IT, NOT ONE

THING, NOT LOVE, FAME,

POWER -- NOTHING THE WORLD

CAN OFFER IS WHAT JESUS IS

TO ME.

HE IS MY FRIEND, MY

SAVIOR, MY BELOVED, MY

HUSBAND, MY PARTNER,

EVERYTHING.

HE IS EVERYTHING THAT I'VE

NEEDED.

Terry: IN ADDITION TO

ALL OF THE THINGS THAT

ROSIE SAYS JESUS IS -- AND

SHE IS RIGHT -- HE IS ALSO

OUR REDEEMER.

HE TAKES BACK WHAT THE

ENEMY HAS STOLEN AND

REDEEMS IT.

YOU GET A START-OVER WITH

JESUS.

AND RIGHT WHERE YOU'RE AT

TODAY, NO MATTER WHERE

YOU'VE BEEN, WHAT YOU'VE

DONE, WHAT'S BEEN DONE TO

YOU, HOW MUCH SHAME YOU'VE

LIVED UNDER, YOU CAN HAVE

A NEW BEGINNING.

EVERYTHING STARTS WITH

HIM.

SHE WAS RIGHT WHEN SHE

SAID HE WALKED INTO THAT

CHURCH AND FELT LIKE THERE

IS SOMETHING HERE.

IT IS NOT SOMETHING --

IT'S SOMEONE.

IT'S JESUS, AND HIS ARMS

ARE STRETCHED OUT TO YOU

TODAY.

IF YOU'RE STRUGGLING AND

YOU FEEL LIKE YOU'RE IN A

PIT THAT YOU CAN'T DIG

YOUR WAY OUT OF, THEN THIS

MESSAGE FROM ROSIE IS FOR

YOU.

IT IS THE MESSAGE OF GOD'S

LOVE.

JESUS SAID THAT HE CAME

THAT WE MIGHT HAVE LOVE

AND HAVE IT ABUNDANTLY.

AND IT BEGINS WITH

SURRENDER, LAYING DOWN OUR

LIVES BEFORE HIM AND

SAYING, I WANT YOU.

I NEED YOU.

AND YOU KNOW WHAT HIS

RESPONSE IS?

I LOVE YOU.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PRAY

WITH SOMEONE ABOUT YOUR

OWN LIFE, CALL THIS

TOLL-FREE NUMBER,

1-800-700-7000.

GORDON?

Gordon: WE LEAVE YOU

WITH THIS WORD FROM 1

PETER 4: "REJOICE INSOFAR

AS YOU SHARE CHRIST'S

SUFFERING, THAT YOU MAY

ALSO REJOICE AND BE GLAD

WHEN HIS GLORY IS REVEALED

REVEALED."

> GOD BLESS YOU.

WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN.

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