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700 Club Interactive - June 21, 2017

A man’s dream comes true, making it big in the music business. However, he found life at the top empty. Read Transcript


Gordon: HE HAD

EVERYTHING HE THOUGHT HE

EVER WANTED.

AND I WAS DEVELOPING

ARTISTS THAT WERE GETTING

MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR

RECORD DEALS.

Gordon: BUT IT WASN'T

ENOUGH.

AND IT WAS THE MOST

EMPTY AND MISERABLE I HAD

EVER BEEN IN MY ENTIRE

LIFE.

Gordon: FIND OUT HOW

ONE QUESTION CHANGED IT

ALL.

NO ONE IN MY LIFE -- I

WAS 32 YEARS OLD, AND NO

ONE IN MY LIFE EVER ASKED

ME THAT BEFORE.

Gordon: WELCOME TO

THE SHOW.

A BABY BORN IN THE U.K. IS

FIGHTING FOR HIS LIFE, AND

HIS PARENTS ARE FIGHTING

FOR HIS RIGHT TO LIVE.

10-MONTH-OLD CHARLIE GARD

WAS BORN IN AUGUST OF LAST

YEAR, AND HAS A RARE

MEDICAL CONDITION

AFFECTING HIS VITAL

ORGANS.

Terry: THE DOCTORS

WANT TO TAKE CHARLEY OFF

OF LIFE SUPPORT, BUT THE

PARENTS LEARNED OF A

LIFE-SAVING TREATMENT HERE

IN THE UNITED STATES, AND

THEY WANT TO BRING HIM TO

AMERICA.

WHILE THE DOCTORS INSIST

CHARLIE'S PARENTS SHOULD

ALLOW HIM TO DIE WITH

DIGNITY, ON MONDAY THE

EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN

RIGHTS HAVE ORDERED LIFE

TO CONTINUE UNTIL THEY CAN

MAKE A RULING.

Gordon: THIS IS ONE I

FRANKLY JUST DON'T

UNDERSTAND WHY THEY DON'T

JUST RELEASE THIS CHILD

AND LET THEM COME TO THE

UNITED STATES.

THEY'VE HAD A GO FUND ME

PAGE, AND RAISED

$1.6 MILLION IN ORDER TO

SAVE THIS CHILD.

AND THERE IS A NEW

TREATMENT AVAILABLE IN THE

UNITED STATES -- IT'S NOT

AVAILABLE IN THE U.K --

AND YOU DO WONDER WHY

WON'T THEY LET THE PARENTS

TAKE THEIR CHILD AND TAKE

HIM TO THE UNITED STATES?

WHAT'S THE PROBLEM?

Terry: AT WHAT POINT

IN A SCENARIO LIKE THIS

DOES THE DECISION BECOME

THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY'S

AND NOT THE PARENTS.

Gordon: THIS SEEMS TO

BE THE DECISION OF THE

STATE, WHICH IS HORRIFYING

TO ME, THAT THE STATE

WOULD SAY THE PARENTS

DON'T HAVE RIGHTS, EVEN

THOUGH THEY HAVE THE

FINANCIAL MEANS IN ORDER

TO TRANSPORT AND DELIVER

FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT IN

THE UNITED STATES.

WHY ISN'T THE COURT SYSTEM

THERE WORKING?

IT DOESN'T MAKE ANY SENSE.

AND THIS NEW "DIE WITH

DIGNITY" PHRASE THAT SEEMS

TO BE COMING MORE AND MORE

JUST SEEMS TO BE

CELEBRATING A CULTURE OF

DEATH.

WHY NOT GO THE EXTRA MILE?

WHY NOT GO TO

EXTRAORDINARY MEANS IN

ORDER TO PRESERVE LIFE?

Terry: VALUE LIFE.

> A REPORT OUT OF THE

U.K. SHOWS THAT SELECTIVE

REDUCTION ABORTIONS HAVE

NEARLY DOUBLED SINCE 2011.

THE TERM "SELECTIVE

REDUCTION ABORTION," IS

USED WHEN PARENTS OF TWINS

DECIDE TO TERMINATE ONE

BABY FOR THE HEALTH OF THE

OTHER.

Gordon: WHILE

SELECTIVE REDUCTION

ABORTIONS HAVE INCREASED,

THE OVERALL NUMBER OF

ABORTIONS IN ENGLAND FELL

SLIGHTLY FROM 2015 TO

2016.

THIS IS, AGAIN, HOW

MEDICAL SCIENCE IS

INTERVENING, IF YOU WILL.

ONE THING I APPLAUD IS

MEDICAL SCIENCE IS SHOWING

US, INCREASINGLY, THAT IN

THE WOMB A BABY IS A BABY

AND CAN FEEL AND CAN

RECOGNIZE THINGS AND HAS

UNDERSTANDING.

ALL OF THOSE THINGS THAT

ARE ESSENTIAL TO BEING

CONSIDERED BY ALL OF US,

THAT SHOULD BE A HUMAN

BEING.

I DON'T UNDERSTAND LOOKING

AT IT FROM THE STANDPOINT

THAT SOME BABIES WE DON'T

WANT TO BE BORN.

Terry: IN LIGHT OF

THAT KNOWLEDGE, HOW DOES

ONE INTRODUCE RESPECT AND

REGARD FOR LIFE BACK INTO

A CULTURE?

Gordon: WELL, I THINK

UNTIL WE GET BACK TO THE

POINT THAT GOD BREATHED

INTO ADAM AND HE BECAME A

LIVING SOUL, THAT THE

BREATH OF GOD THAT WE ALL

HAVE IS DIVINE AND IS

SACRED AND SHOULD BE

TREASURED AND ENCOURAGED.

Terry: AND THE

KNOWLEDGE OF THAT COMES

FROM THE SACRED WORD OF

GOD.

LISTEN TO THIS, A CANADIAN

PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD HAS

ORDERED A LOCAL CHRISTIAN

SCHOOL TO STOP READING OR

STUDYING OFFENSIVE

SCRIPTURE.

LAST WEEK BATTLE RIVER

SCHOOL DIVISION CITED

ALBERTA'S HUMAN RIGHTS

LEGISLATION WHEN ORDERING

CORNERSTONE CHRISTIAN

ACADEMY TO CEASE TEACHING

SCRIPTURES, ESPECIALLY

THOSE THAT TEACH AGAINST

FORNICATION, IDOLATRY AND

WITCHCRAFT.

Gordon: THE PUBLIC

BOARD IS REQUIRING THE

SCHOOL TO REMOVE SCRIPTURE

FROM ANYWHERE ON SCHOOL

GROUNDS.

JUSTICE CENTRE PRESIDENT

JOHN CARPY SAYS THE

CHRISTIAN SCHOOL WILL NOT

LET THE PUBLIC BOARD

DICTATE WHAT PARTS OF

SCRIPTURE ARE OFFENSIVE.

IF THE TWO SIDES CANNOT

FIND COMMON GROUND, THE

SCHOOL WILL BE FORCED TO

FIND A NEW BOARD, TURNING

PRIVATE, OR SHUTTING DOWN.

IF THIS IS HAPPENING IN

CANADA, START IMAGINING IT

HAPPENING HERE.

AND AT WHAT LEVEL DOES THE

STATE START TO INTERFERE

WITH SAYING WHAT CAN AND

CANNOT BE TAUGHT IN A

CHRISTIAN SCHOOL, OR WHAT

CAN OR CANNOT BE SPOKEN

FROM A PULPIT.

AND THIS ISN'T THE FIRST

TIME IN HISTORY.

YOU GO BACK TO NAZI

GERMANY, AND IN NAZI

GERMANY, HITLER OUTLAUD

THLAWEDTHE BIBLE.

AND YOU LOOK AT VARIOUS

TOTALATARIAN REGIMES

THROUGHOUT HISTORY, AND

ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS

THEY GO TO IS SCRIPTURE,

AND TRY TO PUT SCRIPTURE

OUT OF CIRCULATION SO

PEOPLE CAN'T KNOW.

IT IS CURIOUS TO ME THEY

FOCUS IN ON SCRIPTURES

REGARDING SEXUAL SIN.

WHAT INTEREST DOES THE

STATE IN SAYING YOU CAN'T

PREACH AGAINST SEXUAL SIN?

OR AGAINST WITCHCRAFT?

THESE THINGS ARE -- HUH?

Terry: CANADA O

CANADA.

Gordon: SCOTT AND

KAREN ARE MOURNING THEIR

DAUGHTER, WHO DIED IN A

BUS CRASH LESS THAN TWO

WEEKS AGO.

17 YEARS OLD SARAH WAS ON

HER WAY TO ATLANTA AIRPORT

EN ROUTE TO AFRICA FOR A

MISSIONS TRIP.

HER FAMILY IS TAKING SOLE

SOLACE IN HER LIFE IN AN

ENTRY IN HER JOURNAL.

Terry: WE GET TO

PARTICIPATE IN HIS DIVINE

NATURE.

HOW OFTEN IS THAT?

I'M REMINDED WHY I'M HERE

AND GOD HAS CALLED ME

HERE, AND HE HAS DONE SO

FOR A REASON.

I KNOW HE IS GOING TO DO

INCREDIBLE THINGS.

> ONE OF SARAH'S FRIENDS

READ A TEXT SHE SENT JUST

BEFORE THE MISSIONS TRIP.

"WE HAVE BEEN BORN

AGAIN, NOT OF PERISHABLE

SEED, BUT THROUGH THE

IMPERISHABLE.

LIKE ALL OF THE GLOWERS, GLOWERS OF GLORYS

LIKE THE FLOWERS OF THE

FIELD.

WE ARE ONLY HERE FOR A

MOMENT.

AND LIFE IS NOT ABOUT US.

IT IS ABOUT GOD, WHO IS

ETERNAL.

SO I WANT TO DEDICATE THE

ONE MOMENT I'M HERE,

COMPLETELY AND ENTIRELY TO

HIM."

IF YOU DON'T KNOW JESUS,

WE IMPLORE YOU, FIND HIM

TODAY.

Terry: THAT WAS

SARAH'S MOTHER WHO MADE

THE PLEA: IF YOU DON'T

KNOW JESUS, FIND HIM

TODAY.

Gordon: IN HISTORY,

YOU SEE MANY PEOPLE, YOUNG

PEOPLE, AT THE BEGINNING

OF MISSION CAREERS BEING

SUDDENLY CUT OFF.

AND THEN THEIR WRITINGS,

WHAT INSPIRED THEM.

I'M THINKING OF HENRY

MARTIN, WHO MOBILIZED A

GENERATION IN GREAT

BRITAIN 150 YEARS AGO.

CAN THIS MOBILIZE EVEN

MORE PEOPLE TO SAY, YES,

ISN'T IT WONDERFUL TO BE A

PARTAKER OF THE DIVINE

NATURE?

Terry: THE YOUNG GIRL

AT COLUMBINE WHO WROTE SO

EELQUETLY.

Gordon: TWO YEARS AGO

THIS MONTH, MEMBERS OF A

CHURCH WERE GUNNED DOWN IN

A HATE CRIME.

REMARKABLY, FAMILY AND

CHURCH MEMBERS WERE QUICK

TO OFFER FORGIVENESS.

JUST LAST WEEK, ONE OF THE

MEMBERS FOUND OUT GOOD

NEWS: HE WAS DRAFTED BY

THE CHICAGO CUBS.

Terry: THE DAY AFTER

HIS MOTHER'S DEATH, CHRIS

HELD A PRESS CONFERENCE ON

HIS CHARLESTON SOUTHERN

BASEBALL FIELD AND SAID

THIS...

MY MOM WAS A

GOD-FEARING WOMAN.

SHE LOVED EVERYBODY WITH

ALL OF HER HEART.

AND TO THE OTHER FAMILIES,

I'M SORRY ABOUT WHAT

HAPPENED.

I KNOW FOR A FACT THAT

THINGS WILL GET BETTER AS

TIME GOES ON.

I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU

GUYS FOR REACHING OUT TO

ME.

I JUST SAY, LOVE IS ALWAYS

STRONGER THAN HATE.

SO WE JUST LOVE THE WAY MY

MOM WOULD, AND THE HATE

WON'T BE ANYWHERE CLOSE TO

WHERE LOVE IS.

Terry: JUST THIS

FEBRUARY, CHRIS' FATHER

PASSED AWAY, LEAVING CHRIS

TO TAKE CARE OF HIS TWO

YOUNGER SIBLINGS.

HE STARTED A POOL-CLEANING

BUSINESS WHILE PLAYING

BASEBALL, AND LAST WEEK HE

GOT THE CALL THAT WILL

GIVE HIM THE CHANCE TO

MAKE THE BIG LEAGUES.

CHRIS SAID, IT IS A LOT OF

GOD AND A LITTLE BIT OF ME

RIGHT NOW.

IT IS TIMING ITSELF UP

PERFECTLY IN MY EYES, SO

IT IS REALLY A BLESSING.

I ALWAYS SAY, I DON'T WANT

TO LET MY MOM DOWN, AND

TODAY I THINK I'M NOT

DOING THAT.

I GUESS NOT.

Gordon: YOU GO,

CHRIS.

NO, YOU'RE NOT LETTING

YOUR MOM DOWN.

THAT'S A WONDERFUL THING,

TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR

SIBLINGS AND TO HONOR GOD

IN ALL OF THIS, HATS OFF

TO YOU.

THAT'S A WONDERFUL

TESTIMONY.

Terry: WELL, COMING

UP, SOMETIMES WORKING HARD

JUST ISN'T ENOUGH.

FIND OUT HOW CBN GIVES A

HAND-UP TO A HARD-WORKING,

GOOD-HEARTED CONGOLESE

MAN, THANKS TO CBN

PARTNERS LIKE YOU.

THAT'S NEXT.

Terry: LIFE IS

DIFFICULT IN THE CONGO.

ROUGHLY TWO-THIRDS OF THE

POPULATION LIVES IN

POVERTY WITH VERY LITTLE

HOPE OF CHANGE.

THANKFULLY WITH HELP FROM

CBN PARTNERS LIKE YOU,

THERE IS HOPE FOR A MAN

NAMED MABUTA.

Reporter: I'M DAN

RAINY, AND I TRAVEL THE

WORLD BRINGING BACK

STORIES OF THE GOOD CBN

DOES IN PEOPLE'S LIVES.

I HAVE A MASTER'S IN

ANTHROPOLOGY, AND I LOVE

MEETING NEW PEOPLE AND

CULTURES.

I HAVE WALKED THE

SHEPHERD'S FIELD OF THE

HOLY LAND.

NOW I WANT TO SPEND AT

LEAST 24 HOURS WITH SOME

OF THE FAMILIES WE HELP.

I WANT TO WORK WITH THEM,

EAT WITH THEM, AND

UNDERSTAND FIRSTHAND WHAT

THEY GO THROUGH,

STRUGGLING TO SURVIVE, ONE

DAY AT A TIME.

ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF

SHINCOSSA IN THE

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF

CONGO, I VISITED A

CHILDREN'S ORPHAN

SUPPORTED BY CBN'S

"ORPHANS' PROMISE." THAT'S

WHERE I MET MABUTA, WHO

GREW UP THERE.

RECENTLY HE VOLUNTEERED

WEEKS OF HIS TIME TO BUILD

ALL OF THE DOORS AND

WINDOWS FOR THE SCHOOL AT

THE CHILDREN'S HOME.

I WANTED TO FIND OUT MORE

ABOUT HIS LIFE, SO I ASKED

HIM TO SHOW ME WHERE HE

LIVES.

HE LED ME DOWN THROUGH THE

NEIGHBORHOOD, TOOK ME TO A

SMALL APARTMENT BUILDING

WHERE HE RENTS A SINGLE

ROOM.

AND WE TALKED.

WHEN I WAS A SMALL BOY,

BOTH OF MY PARENTS DIED.

WHEN I WAS 14, I CAME TO

THE CHILDREN'S HOME, AND

LIFE WAS VERY GOOD.

I HAD ENOUGH FOOD, GOOD

CLOTHES, AND I WAS ABLE TO

GO TO SCHOOL AND CHURCH.

Reporter: AS THE HEAT

OF THE DAY PASSED, HE TOLD

ME IT WAS TIME TO GET TO

WORK.

I WAS SHOCKED WHEN I SAW

HIS LOCAL WELDING, BAD

WIRES AND 210 VOLTS OF

DANGER.

IT WAS NICKNAMED "ELECTRIC

MAYHEM."

IT IS ALL I CAN AFFORD.

IT WORKS MOST OF THE TIME,

BUT IT IS NOT VERY

POWERFUL.

AND IT OVERHEATS AND HAS

TO BE REPAIRED ALL OF THE

TIME.

I RENT MY GRINDER AND SOME

OTHER EQUIPMENT.

THERE ARE MANY THINGS I

NEED, LIKE GLOVES AND WORK

BOOTS, BUT I DON'T HAVE

ENOUGH MONEY FOR THEM.

Reporter: MABUTA SAYS

HE IS SAVING EVERY PENNY

HAD CAN BECAUSE HE WANTS

TO GET MARRIED.

HIS FIANCEE, IS AN

APPRENTICE AT A DRESS

SHOP.

WHEN I SAW HER, IT IS

LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT.

SHE IS VERY PRETTY, BUT

WHAT I LIKE MOST IS SHE IS

VERY KIND AND A GOOD

CHRISTIAN GIRL.

I KNOW WE WILL HAVE A GOOD

LIFE TOGETHER.

Through Translator:

MABUTA IS NOT LIKE OTHER

BOYS.

HE IS A FOLLOWER OF

CHRIST, AND HE TREATS ME

WITH RESPECT.

HE'S A HARD WORKER.

HE'LL BE A GOOD HUSBAND.

Reporter: WE WORKED

ON A DOOR TOGETHER THAT

DAY.

HIS RENTED GRINDER WASN'T

WORKING, SO HE CUT ALL OF

THE PIECES BY HAND.

LUNCH WAS SIMPLE: A FEW

PIECES OF BREAD AND SOME

SODA.

WHILE WE ATE, HE TOLD ME

MORE ABOUT HOW HE GREW UP.

Through Translator:

WHEN I WAS A SMALL BOY,

BOTH OF MY PARENTS DIED

AND I WENT TO LIVE WITH MY

UNCLE.

HE HAD MANY WIVES AND

CHILDREN AND COULDN'T TAKE

CARE OF ME.

I HAD NOTHING.

Reporter: HE RAN AWAY

TO FIND A BETTER LIFE BUT

WOUND UP LIVING IN THE

STREET.

Through Translator: I

HAD NO HOME.

I SLEPT ON THE GROUND.

IT WAS A VERY UNHAPPY

TIME.

Reporter: ONE DAY

SOMEONE TOLD HIM ABOUT THE

NEW CHILDREN'S HOME THAT

HAD JUST OPENED OUTSIDE OF

THE CITYMENT.

>CITY.

WHEN I WAS 14, I CAME

TO THE CHILDREN'S HOME,

AND LIFE WAS VERY GOOD.

I HAD NEVER FOOD, GOOD

CLOTHES, AND I WAS ABLE TO

GO TO SCHOOL AND CHURCH.

Reporter: AFTER LUNCH

WE GOT BACK TO THE

PROJECT.

MABUTA HAD THE GRINDER

WORKING AGAIN, SO THINGS

WERE A LITTLE EASIER, BUT

I STILL WANTED TO DO

SOMETHING ABOUT "ELECTRIC

MAYHEM," SO A FEW DAYS

LATER, I WENT INTO THE

CITY.

MABUTA IS THE PERFECT

PERSON TO HELP.

HE IS FOCUSED, HE IS A

HARD WORKER, AND HE

GENUINE THE CARES ABOUT

PEOPLE.

SO I KNOW WITH A LITTLE

HAND UP, HE IS NOT GOING

TO STOP AT BUILDING A

BETTER LIFE FOR HIMSELF

AND HIS FIANCEE, AND HE IS

GOING TO CONTINUE TO HELP

OTHERS.

WHICH MEANS THEIR FAMILY

WILL BE BETTER OFF FOR

GENERATIONS, AND SO WILL

THE COMMUNITY AROUND THEM.

BACK IN HIS WELDING YARD,

HE HAD NO IDEA WHAT WAS

ABOUT TO HAPPEN.

CHECK IT OUT.

SOMETHING FOR YOU TO START

YOUR NEW LIFE WITH.

> AND WE HAD ONE LAST

SURPRISE FOR HIM TO

PRESENT TO HIS FIANCEE, A

SEWING MACHINE OF HER VERY

OWN.

WITH THESE BLESSINGS, I

KNOW WE HAVE A GREAT

FUTURE AHEAD OF US.

I CAN'T THANK YOU ENOUGH.

AND I PRAY GOD WILL BLESS

YOU MORE.

Terry: I AM

CONSTANTLY SURPRISED AT

THE RESOURCEFULNESS OF

PEOPLE ALL AROUND THE

WORLD WHO MAKE DUE WITH

WHAT THEY HAVE, BUT WHO

COULD DO SO MUCH MORE WITH

JUST A LITTLE BIT MORE.

A LITTLE BIT MORE, AND

THEN SOME, IS WHAT "700

CLUB" MEMBERS ARE DOING

FOR PEOPLE LIKE MABUTA ALL

AROUND THE WORLD.

YOU'RE GIVING THEM A HOPE

AND A FUTURE.

YOU'RE ALLOWING THEM TO

THRIVE AND TO FLOURISH,

AND THEN TO RAISE GOOD,

SOLID FAMILIES.

IT HAPPENS ONE PERSON, ONE

FAMILY, ONE COMMUNITY AT A

TIME.

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MEMBERS FOR YOUR

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Gordon: UP NEXT, HIS

DEAL-MAKING ABILITIES

OPENED THE DOOR TO MUSIC

INDUSTRY'S BIGGEST STARS.

I WAS TAKING MEETINGS

WITH DR. DRE'S PEOPLE,

SNOOSNOOP DOGG.

Gordon: FIND OUT HOW

IT ALL CAME CRASHING DOWN

Gordon: HE CHECKED

INTO THE RITZ CARLTON AND

DECIDED HE WAS NOT GOING

TO CHECK OUT.

JASON DAVIS WANTED TO END

HIS LIFE.

IT WASN'T BECAUSE HE

DIDN'T HAVE MONEY.

HE HAD EVERYTHING HE HAD

EVER DREAMED OF UNTIL

SOMEONE ASKED HIM A

QUESTION THAT CHANGED

EVERYTHING.

AT 12 YEARS OLD, MY

PARENTS TOOK ME TO A

CONCERT.

IT WAS IN A BIG ARENA.

AND I WAS THIS BOY THAT

WAS NOT VALIDATED.

I DID NOT FEEL ACCEPTED.

I DID NOT FEEL NOTICED.

AND HERE WAS THIS GUY ON

STAGE, IN FRONT OF 20,000

PEOPLE, IN A SENSE BEING

WORSHIPPED AND LOVED.

Reporter: JASON DAVIS

STARTED WRITING SONGS AND

PERFORMING THEM WITH HIS

FRIEND, CHRIS.

BY HIGH SCHOOL JASON KNEW

WHERE HE WAS HEADED.

I SOLD PROBABLY A

THOUSAND OR 1500 CASSETTE

TAPES JUST IN MY SCHOOL

OVER A COUPLE YEAR PERIOD.

AND I REALIZED IN HIGH

SCHOOL, THIS IS WHAT I

LOVE.

THIS IS WHAT I WANT TO DO.

Reporter: AFTER HIGH

SCHOOL, JASON GOT A DAY

JOB AND CONTINUED WRITING

AND SELLING HIS SONGS.

THEN AT 23, HE WROTE HIS

FIRST BIG HIT, "CAPTURED."

IT SHOT UP THE CHARTS

AND BECAME A REALLY BIG

CHRISTIAN HIT SONG.

I MADE ENOUGH MONEY OFF

THE SONG WHERE I WAS ABLE

TO QUIT MY JOB AND REALLY

SPEND A SOLID YEAR JUST

FOCUSING ON MUSIC AND

TRYING TO GO AFTER IT.

BUT I DIDN'T KNOW GOD AT

ALL.

Reporter: JASON USED

THAT ONE HIT AS HIS

CALLING CARD IN THE MUSIC

BUSINESS.

WITHIN EIGHT YEARS HE HAD

CLIMBED HIS WAY TO THE

TOP.

I WAS TAKING MEETINGS

WITH DR. DRE'S PEOPLE,

EMINEM'S PEOPLE, WORKED

WITH THE BAND SUGAR RAY,

SNOOP DOGG.

USED TO HAVE TONS OF

MEETINGS WITH JAY-Z.

I HAD ALL OF THE MONEY I

COULD EVER ASK FOR.

I HAD EVERYTHING THAT I

DREAMED OF, EVERYTHING.

AND IT WAS THE MOST EMPTY

AND MISERABLE I HAD EVER

BEEN IN MY ENTIRE LIFE

BECAUSE I REALIZED THAT I

HAD GOTTEN EVERYTHING THAT

I WANTED, AND I STILL DID

NOT FEEL LOVED.

I STILL DID NOT FEEL LIKE

I HAD LOVE IN MY LIFE.

AND WHEN THERE WAS NOTHING

LEFT TO BUY AND NOTHING

LEFT TO DISTRACT ME, I GOT

TO THE POINT WHERE I SAID,

IF THIS IS IT, IF THIS IS

WHAT YEARS AND YEARS AND

YEARS OF KILLING MYSELF

PRODUCES, IF THIS IS WHAT

MAKING IT LOOKS LIKE, I

DON'T WANT TO BE HERE

ANYMORE.

AND THE NEXT DAY I WENT

OUT AND I BOUGHT THREE

BOTTLES OF SLEEPING PILLS.

I CHECKED MYSELF INTO THE

RITZ CARLTON, AND I WAS

COMMITTED THAT I WAS NOT

GOING TO O CHEC CHECK OUT.

Reporter: AS JASON

STARTED TO TAKE THE PILLS,

HIS CELL PHONE RANG.

HIS BUSINESS PARTNER ASKED

IF HE WAS AVAILABLE TO

MEET WITH THE CLIENT THE

NEXT DAY.

I HUNG UP THE PHONE AND

I SAID, NOW WHAT AM I

GOING TO DO?

I JUST TOLD SOMEONE TO

BOOK THEIR FLIGHT.

I'LL CHECK OUT, TAKE THIS

MEETING TOMORROW, AND THEN

I'LL JUST CHECK BACK IN

AND FINISH IT.

THE NEXT DAY AT THAT

MEETING, THIS GUY ASKED ME

IF I KNOW JESUS CHRIST.

AND NO ONE IN MY LIFE -- I

WAS 32 YEARS OLD, AND NO

ONE IN MY LIFE EVER ASKED

ME THAT BEFORE.

Reporter: THEY TALKED

FOR HOURS, AND JASON

LEARNED ABOUT JESUS CHRIST

FOR THE FIRST TIME.

THE NEXT MORNING HE WENT

TO THE BEACH NEAR HIS

HOUSE.

I WAS LOOKING AT THE

DARK, DEEP BODY OF WATER

ON THE OCEAN.

I WAS NOTICING HOW WIDE

AND VAST THE DARKNESS IN

THAT WATER WAS.

AND I WAS CHASING THIS

NARROW PATH OF LIGHT BACK,

AND IT HIT ME THAT THE

LIGHT SOURCE WAS CALLED

THE SUN.

I CLOSED MY EYES IN THAT

MOMENT, AND I SAW THE

BRIGHTEST WHITE LIGHT, I

SAW THE FACE OF JESUS IN

BRIGHT WHITE LIGHT, AND I

KNEW FOR THE FIRST TIME IN

MY LIFE THAT JESUS WAS GOD

AND THIS WAS REAL.

IT WAS THE MOST IMPACTFUL

MOMENT I'VE EVER HAD IN MY

LIFE.

IT WAS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL

MOMENT I'VE EVER HAD IN MY

LIFE.

Reporter: JASON ASKED

JESUS CHRIST INTO HIS

HEART.

I STARTED READING WHAT

JESUS SAID IN THE BIBLE,

HOW HE SAID TO LIVE YOUR

LIFE.

I HURT A LOT OF PEOPLE IN

MY CHILDHOOD, A LOT OF

PEOPLE IN MY TEENAGED

YEARS, A LOT OF PEOPLE IN

MY 20s, AND TO KNOW THAT

I WAS ACTUALLY LOVED AND

FORGIVEN DESPITE ALL OF

THAT DREW ME TO GOD IN WAY

THAT HE HAD MY HEART.

AND THAT'S WHEN I NOTICED

MY LIFE-CHANGING.

180-DEGREE CHANGE.

MY THOUGHTS STARTED

CHANGING.

MY HEART STARTED CHANGING.

Reporter: JASON

DOESN'T WRITE MUCH THESE

DAYS, BUT STILL WORKS IN

THE MUSIC INDUSTRY.

NOW MARRIED, HE AND HIS

WIFE HEATHER MANAGE MANY

MUSICIANS.

I LOVE HELPING PEOPLE,

BUT I ALSO LOVE HELPING

PEOPLE WITH A DREAM THAT

GOD PLANTED IN THEM.

MY WORK IS NO LONGER ABOUT

ME GETTING GRATIFICATION

OR SATISFACTION.

IT IS ABOUT ME POURING

INTO OTHERS, LOVING

OTHERS, CARING AND

FIGHTING FOR OTHERS.

THAT IS A RADICAL CHANGE

FROM WHERE I WAS.

AND THE ONLY THING THAT

CHANGED WAS JESUS.

Gordon: WHEN YOU MEET

HIM, WHEN YOU KNOW THAT HE

IS REAL, EVERYTHING

CHANGES.

YOU FIND PURPOSE.

YOU FIND HOPE.

YOU FIND LIFE EVERLASTING.

AND THAT'S WHAT JESUS CAME

TO DO.

HE SAID, I COME TO BRING

YOU LIFE AND LIFE MORE

ABUNDANTLY.

THE WORLD CAN OFFER A LOT

OF THINGS.

AND IT TRIES TO TRICK YOU.

IT TRIES TO MESMERIZE YOU,

TO SAY, OKAY, IF YOU ONLY

HAD FAME, OR IF YOU ONLY

HAD MONEY, OR YOU ONLY HAD

THINGS, OR THE NEXT SALE

ITEM OR WHATEVER THAT

IS -- IF YOU ONLY HAD

THAT, THEN YOU'LL BE

HAPPY, THEN YOU'LL BE

FULFILLED, THEN YOU'LL

KNOW THAT YOU'RE SOMEBODY.

ALL OF THAT IS AN

ILLUSION.

AND JASON HAD IT ALL.

AND HERE HE IS, IF THIS IS

IT, IF THIS IS WHAT IT'S

ALL ABOUT, THEN I DON'T

WANT TO BE HERE ANYMORE.

AND THEN GOD STEPPED IN.

HE SENT SOMEBODY TO HIM.

GOD IS STEPPING IN FOR YOU

RIGHT NOW, SENDING SOMEONE

TO YOU TO TELL YOU THAT

JESUS IS REAL.

AND IF YOU WANT TO

EXPERIENCE HIM, JUST AS

JASON EXPERIENCED HIM --

IT'S THE SAME THING, JUST

DO THE SAME THING.

A SIMPLE PRAYER.

IF YOU DON'T KNOW HIM AT

ALL, HERE IS THE PRAYER

FOR YOU: JESUS, IF YOU'RE

REAL, COULD YOU SHOW ME?

YOU SHOWED UP FOR JASON.

YOU SHOWED UP AND YOU

CHANGED HIS LIFE.

COULD YOU DO THAT FOR ME?

COULD YOU SHOW ME?

IF YOU'VE ALREADY KNOWN

HIM AND FOR WHATEVER

REASON YOU'VE WALKED AWAY,

YOU'RE NOT RIGHT WITH GOD.

THERE IS A REASON FOR THE

STORY OF THE PRODIGAL SON

IN THE BIBLE.

IT'S FOR YOU, TO LET YOU

KNOW THAT YOU CAN COME

HOME AGAIN.

HE'S NOT HOLDING THINGS

AGAINST YOU.

HE'S NOT MAD AT YOU.

WHAT HE WANTS, WHAT HE

DIED FOR, IS YOU, SO THAT

YOU COULD BE WITH HIM FOR

ALL ETERNITY.

IF YOU NEED TO TURN YOUR

LIFE AROUND, IF YOU NEED

TO CONFESS YOUR SINS SO

THAT YOU CAN BE CLEANSED

FROM ALL UNRIGHTEOUSNESS,

WE'RE HERE FOR YOU.

ALL YOU HAVE TO O DO IS DO IS PICK

UP THE PHONE AND CALL US:

1-800-700-7000.

AND WHEN YOU CALL, THERE

IS SOMETHING I WANT TO

SEND TO YOU, CALLED "A NEW

DAY."

IT IS ALL FREE, THE PHONE

CALL IS FREE, AND THE

PACKET IS FREE.

> HERE IS A WORD FOR YOU

FROM PSALMS: "TEACH US TO

NUMBER OUR DAYS, THAT WE

MAY GAIN A HEART OF

WISDOM."

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