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700 Club Interactive - June 22, 2017

Howard Conder, founder of Revelation TV in London, discusses the spiritual climate in England and shares how the "Quote Jesus" campaign, where quotes of Jesus were placed on London city buses, impacts the country. Read Transcript


Gordon: MORE THAN

HALF A MILLION AMERICANS

ARE HOMELESS.

IT WAS REALLY HARD.

YOU KNOW?

PEOPLE TALK CRAZY TO YOU.

THEY'RE MEAN TO YOU.

THEY TALK ABOUT YOU, LOOK

AT THAT OLD WOMAN PUSHING

HER BASKET.

Gordon: SEE HOW THIS

MAN CAME UP WITH A

SOLUTION AND WHY THE CITY

WANTS TO SHUT HIM DOWN.

> PLUS...MEET THE MAN

WHO WANTS TO BRING THE

WORDS OF JESUS TO THE

STREETS OF LONDON.

THE LORD SPOKE TO ME

VERY CLEARLY ABOUT

STARTING TO PUT THE WORDS

OF JESUS ON THE BUSES IN

LONDON.

Gordon: THE FOUNDER

OF "REVELATION TV," HOWARD

CONDOR TALKS ABOUT HIS,

QUOTE, "JESUS CAMPAIGN,"

ALL ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

GOOD MORNING AND WELCOME

TO THE SHOW.

HERE IS A LOOK AT THIS

WEEK'S TOP-FIVE-TRENDING

STORIES FROM "STUDIO 5."

Efrem: AT NUMBER

FIVE...

I WANT TO FIGHT THIS.

Efrem: "TRANSFORMERS"

HITS THEATERS ON FRIDAY.

AND THE BREAKOUT STAR

SHARES A STORY OF HIS OWN

IN A COMPELLING SECOND

STORY FILM.

I STARTED THINKING

ABOUT HOW I TREATED MY MOM

AND HOW I TREATED PEOPLE I

LOVED.

I WOULD STILL YEARN FOR

THAT ETERNAL PRESENCE.

I COULDN'T REALLY SLEEP.

I BEGAN TO HAVE SUICIDAL

THOUGHTS.

Efrem: AT AGE FIVE,

THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT

SEIZED HIS FAMILY'S ASSETS

AFTER HIS FATHER DIED.

FORCED HIM AND HIS MOM TO

FLEE TO NEW YORK CITY,

WHERE HE FELL INTO A LIFE

OF CRIME AND TROUBLE.

I DIDN'T KNOW ANYTHING

ABOUT THE BIBLE, BUT I

LITERALLY BEGAN TO CRY OUT

TO JESUS, HELP ME, JESUS,

HELP ME.

Efrem: HE ENTERED THE

MILITARY AND BECAME A NAVY

SEAL BEFORE PURSUING AN

ACTING CAREER.

I BEGAN SURROUNDING

MYSELF WITH PEOPLE WHO

DIDN'T JUST READ THE

BIBLE, BUT THEY LIVED THE

BIBLE.

ALL I WANTED TO DO WAS

PRAY AND BE WITH HIM.

Efrem: AT NUMBER

FOUR...

* HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE

WONDER *

Efrem: HIL HILLSONG'S

"WONDER" DEBUTS AT NUMBER

ONE AND LANDS THEM AN

APPEARANCE ON "THE "TODAY

SHOW"."

THE NEW PROJECT IS A CALL

TO AWAKEN THE WONDER

INSIDE OF US ALL.

I HAD AN EXPERIENCE

WHERE I THOUGHT I WAS

DYING, I WAS DROWNING, AND

I WAS REALLY IN PEACE.

AND I REMEMBER LOOKING

AROUND AT THE BEACH AND

BEING REALLY GRATEFUL FOR

THINGS I WOULD NORMALLY

TAKE FOR GRANTED.

Efrem: AT NUMBER

THREE...

*

Efrem: A...A SURPRISE

WAKEUP CALL FOR KATY PERRY

FROM HER CHOIR AND HER

FAVORITE SINGER,

CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN

ARTIST CRYSTAL LEWIS.

SHE WAS MY FAVORITE

SINGER GROWING UP.

OH, MY GOD.

THIS IS LIKE MY MADONNA.

Efrem: SHE STREAMED

HER LIFE AND GAVE

AUDIENCES AN INTIMATE LOOK

AT HER STRUGGLE WITH

FAITH.

GROWING UP -- WELL, I

LOVED MY PARENTS.

AND I GREW UP WITH A LOT

OF BORN-AGAIN CHRISTIAN

BELIEFS AROUND ME.

SO I HAD PEOPLE AROUND ME,

LIKE-MINDED PEOPLE LIKE

THAT, AND I WOULD SAY IT

WAS A BIT OF A BUBBLE.

Efrem: AT NUMBER

TWO...

*

* IT'S GONNA RAIN

* MAMA, YOU KNOW IT'S

GONNA RAIN *

Efrem: CHANCE THE

RAPPER IS ADDING A SIGN

LANGUAGE INTERPRETER TO

THE REMAINING STOPS OF HIS

TORE.

TOUR.

AND HE IS THE FIRST

HIP-HOP ARTIST TO

INCORPORATE A SIGN

LANGUAGE INTERPRETER TO

HIS SHOWS.

*

Efrem: AT NUMBER

ONE...PRODUCTION HAS

WRAPPED IN MEMPHIS FOR

"INDIVISIBLE," THE FEATURE

FILM ABOUT REAL LIFE ARMY

CHAPLAIN DARREN, WHO

SERVED DURING THE IRAQ

WAR, AND RECEIVED THE

BRONZE STAR FOR VALOR, BUT

WATCHED HIS FAMILY FALL

APART.

"STUDIO 5" WAS ONSET WITH

THE CAST AND CREW,

INCLUDING GRAY'S ANATOMY

STAR.

IT IS SOMETHING THAT

HIT CLOSE TO HOME FOR ME.

GOING INTO A VERY, VERY

DARK TIME AND COMING OUT

INTO THE LIGHT, A MUCH

MORE BRILLIANT LIGHT, A

REDEMPTION STORY.

Gordon: EFREM GRAHAM

IS JOINING ME, AND LET'S

TALK ABOUT "INDIVISIBLE."

HE IS A GRADUATE OF

UNIVERSITY, AND HE IS A

CHAPLAIN IN THE ARMY AND

HE SERVES IN THE IRAQ WAR,

MINISTERING TO MEN AND

WOMEN WHO ARE SEEING

DISASTER, YOU KNOW, AT

THEIR HANDS, AND HELPING

THEM THROUGH AND STAYING

CONNECTED TO THEIR FAMILY.

BUT IN DOING THAT, HE

LOSES CONNECTION WITH HIS

OWN AND LITERALLY COMES

HOME --

Gordon: WHO ARE YOU?

Efrem: -- AND HIS

WIFE SAYS, YOU'VE GOT TO

GO.

YOU'RE NOT WORKING WITH

ME.

YOU'RE WORKING AGAINST ME.

THEY DID SEPARATE.

GOD DID REUNITE THEM, AND

THE STORY OF THAT JOURNEY

BACK TOGETHER IS THE BASIS

OF THIS FILM.

IT IS DONE BY CAVALRY

CHURCH BASED IN MEMPHIS.

THIS IS THEIR SECOND

MOVIE.

THE FIRST ONE THEY DID WAS

CALLED "THE GRACE CARD."

WE WERE INVITED TO THE SET

FOR THAT ONE AND INVITED

BACK TO THE SET FOR THIS

ONE, THE ONLY TELEVISION

CREW ONSET.

A BEAUTIFUL PROJECT.

THE HEART OF THE PEOPLE

WORKING THERE, HUNDREDS OF

CHURCH VOLUNTEERS FROM

CRAFT SERVICES, ALL BEHIND

THE SCENES BECAUSE THEY

HAVE THE VISION OF THE

PASTOR AND THE DIRECTOR,

WHO IS ON HIS SECOND MOVIE

NOW.

Gordon: I ENCOURAGE

PEOPLE TO GET INVOLVED IN

MAKING MOVIES.

THIS ONE IN PARTICULAR, I

THINK IT IS A STORY A LOT

OF MILITARY FAMILIES ARE

GOING THROUGH.

Efrem: ABSOLUTELY.

Gordon: AS A CULTURE,

WE HAVE TO RECOGNIZE THIS

IS THE LONGEST DEPLOYMENT

WE HAVE EVER HAD IN A WAR,

EVER.

AND YOU JUST THINK ABOUT

IT, AND IT'S NOW OVER A

DECADE AND A HALF.

Efrem: ABSOLUTELY.

Gordon: AND YOU'RE

SEEING FAMILIES LITERALLY

TORN APART WITH EIGHT,

NINE, 10 DEPLOYMENTS.

AND WHEN YOU COME HOME,

OKAY, WHO ARE YOU?

NUMBER ONE.

AND THEN WAR CHANGES

PEOPLE.

Efrem: UH-HUH.

AND YOU HAVE A FAMILY WHO

HAS OPERATED WITHOUT YOU

FOR SO LONG, THEY HAVE TO

ADJUST TO FITTING YOU BACK

IN AND AFFIRMING YOU AND

VICE VERSA.

IT IS A BEAUTIFULLY DONE

STORY.

BUT AS YOU SAID, IT IS A

STORY THAT HAPPENS ALL TOO

OFTEN, THAT DISCONNECTION.

IT IS NICE TO SEE THE

REUNION AND THAT GOD CAN

BRING THEM BACK TOGETHER.

Gordon: OKAY, FROM

THE SUBLIME TO

"TRANSFORMERS."

Efrem: IT COMES OUT

THIS WEEK WITH

BEAUTIFUL -- THE STORY

ITSELF -- I HAVE NOT SEEN

THE FILM -- BUT THE STORY

BEHIND THIS GENTLEMAN, HE

WAS A NAVY SEAL.

HE LITERALLY LED NIGERIA

WITH HIS MOM WHEN HIS DAD

DIED WHEN HE WAS JUST

FIVE.

THEY GET TO NEW YORK, AND

HE DRIFTS OFF INTO A LIFE

OF CRIME SELLING DRUGS.

HE HEARS GOD SAY, ENTER

THE MILITARY.

HE ENTERS THE MILITARY,

AND BECOMES A NAVY SEAL.

AND PEOPLE WHO DON'T KNOW,

IT IS NOT EASY.

THEN HE HERE'S GOD SAY,

YOU KNOW, YOUR TIME IS UP

IN THE MILITARY.

YOU KNOW, YOU'RE DONE.

HE IS SITTING AT HOME,

MARRIED, HE AND HIS WIFE

EXPECTING THEIR CHILD.

NO CLUE WHAT TO DO.

HE GETS A CALL FROM

SOMEONE HE HAD WORKED WITH

IN THE PAST.

I'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR YOU.

I WANT TO CAST YOU IN THIS

MOVIE.

HE WAS ORIGINALLY CAST AS

JUST AN EXTRA.

THEN HE GOT A FEW LINES.

AND THEN THE DIRECTOR

SAID, I ACTUALLY WANT TO

CAST YOU NOW IN A

PRINCIPLE ROLE.

THIS IS THE SAME DIRECTOR

THAT DIRECTED THE FILM

THAT ENCOURAGED HIM TO

PURSUE BECOMING A NAVY

SEAL IN THE FIRST PLACE.

IF THAT'S NOT GOD?

ONLY HE COULD ORCHESTRATE

ALL OF THIS COMING

TOGETHER.

Gordon: THAT IS A GOD

STORY.

ARE YOU GOING TO BE ABLE

TO GET THAT GOD STORY?

Efrem: I HOPE SO.

HE CERTAINLY HAS BEEN

OPEN.

HE SHARED HIS STORY WITH

THE "I AM CHAIR" FILMS.

I AM IN PURSUIT OF REMY AS

WELL.

TO HEAR HIS TESTIMONY IS

BEAUTIFUL.

Gordon: WELL,

HILLSONG, THEY'VE GOT

ANOTHER HIT.

IT JUST KEEPS ON ROLLING.

Efrem: IT DOES.

"WONDER."

AND IF YOU LISTEN TO THE

SONG, THE SONG TALKS ABOUT

LITERALLY EXPERIENCING THE

WONDER OF GOD.

AND ONE OF THEM IS THE

WHOLE IDEA OF BAPTISM AND

DYING AND BEING REBORN IN

CHRIST.

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT

TRIGGERED THIS SONG IS THE

EXPERIENCE HE HAD WHEN HE

WAS SURFING ON THE WATER

AND NEARLY DROWNED.

HE THOUGHT HE WAS GOING TO

DIE.

AND AS HE SAID, HE GOES, I

DRIFTED INTO A PEACEFUL

EXPERIENCE.

BUT WHEN I CAME TO AND

OPENED MY EYES AND

REALIZED I DIDN'T DIE,

EVERYTHING THEN BECAME SO

MUCH MORE BEAUTIFUL, FROM

TIME WITH MY CHILDREN TO

LITERALLY THE GRAINS OF

SAND ON THE BEACH.

HE COULD SEE EVERYTHING A

WHOLE LOT CLEARER, AND HE

IS INVITING US ALL TO SIT

BACK AND LET'S TAKE IN

WHAT GOD HAS CREATED AND

EXPERIENCE THE WONDER OF

HIS CREATION.

Gordon: IT IS A GREAT

SACRAMENT.

DEAD WITH CHRIST; ALIVE

WITH HIM.

Efrem: YOU GOT IT.

Gordon: KATY PERRY,

SHE IS MAKING A LOT OF

NEWS, TALKING A LOT ABOUT

HER CHILDHOOD, GROWING UP

IN A CHRISTIAN FAMILY.

Efrem: ABSOLUTELY.

Gordon: IS SOMETHING

GOING ON?

Efrem: YES.

SHE HAS SAID IN INTERVIEWS

WITH MARIE CLAIRE

MAGAZINE, THAT SHE AND HER

FAMILY HAVE AGREED TO,

NUMBER ONE, STAY IN LOVE,

BUT AGREE TO DISAGREE IN

TERMS OF THEIR FAITH.

HER MOM AND DAD, BOTH

DEVOUT CHRISTIANS, RAISED

THEIR FAMILY AS

CHRISTIANS, HAVE SAID,

DON'T JUDGE THEIR DAUGHTER

AT THIS POINT.

THIS IS A TIME TO PRAY FOR

HER BECAUSE OBVIOUSLY SHE

IS GOING THROUGH THINGS.

SHE ALLOWED CAMERAS IN FOR

SEVERAL DAYS AS SHE IS

RELEASING THIS NEW ALBUM,

TO TALK ABOUT HER LIFE.

SHE SAID SHE FELT LIKE SHE

WAS IN A BUBBLE GROWING

UP, AND THERE WERE THINGS

SHE WANTED TO EXPERIENCE

AND BECAUSE OF HER

CHRISTIAN FAITH SHE WASN'T

ALLOWED TO.

SHE SAID IT WASN'T THAT

SHE WASN'T ALLOWED TO ASK

QUESTIONS, BUT SHE WASN'T

ALWAYS SATISFIED.

SHE SAYS IT IS ONLY THE

GRACE OF GOD THAT BROUGHT

HER OUT OF DEPRESSION,

BECAUSE SHE DISFOLLOW DID SUFFER

DEPRESSION FOLLOWING HER

SUCCESS.

Gordon: LET'S PRAY

FOR HER.

GOD IS A GOD OF MERCY.

Efrem: WE APPRECIATE

IT.

Gordon: AS ONE

BUBBLE-DWELLER TO ANOTHER.

I UNDERSTAND ALL ABOUT IT.

> IF YOU LIKE THE TOP

FIVE, THEN YOU WANT TO

WATCH THE SHOW'S "STUDIO

5."

AND YOU CAN WATCH IT ON

ROKU OR APPLE TV OR GO TO

TOcbn.com/studio5.

> COMING UP, HE WANTS TO

MAKE GOD'S VOICE HEARD

WITHOUT MAKING A SOUND.

HOWARD CONDOR, THE FOUNDER

OF REVELATION TV, SHARES A

NEW WAY TO TAKE THE HOLY

SCRIPTURE AROUND THE

WORLD.

HE IS NEXT, WHEN WE COME

BACK.

Gordon: HOWARD

CONDOR, THE FOUNDER OF

REVELATION TV, WAS

INSPIRED TO SPREAD HOPE

ACROSS THE U.K.

AND HE IS DOING IT WITH

THE HELP OF A FLEET OF

BUSES.

TAKE A LOOK.

Reporter: HOWARD

CONDOR IS THE FOUNDER OF

REVELATION TV, A CHRISTIAN

TELEVISION NETWORK IN THE

U.K.

WITH POLITICAL CORRECTNESS

SILENCING THE CHURCH IN

EUROPE, HOWARD CAME UP

WITH A PLAN TO MAKE GOD'S

VOICE HEARD WITHOUT MAKING

A SOUND.

THE LORD SPOKE TO ME

VERY CLEARLY ABOUT

STARTING TO PUT THE WORDS

OF JESUS ON THE BUSES IN

LONDON.

Reporter: THROUGH

THE, QUOTE, "JESUS

CAMPAIGN," SCRIPTURE CAN

NOW BE SEEN ON BUSES ALL

OVER THE CITY.

HOWARD HOPES THE MESSAGE

SPREADS THROUGHOUT LONDON

AND ALL OVER EUROPE.

Gordon: WELL, JOINING

ME NOW IS THE MASTERMIND

BEHIND ALL OF THIS, HOWARD

CONDOR.

THANKS FOR BEING WITH US.

IT IS GREAT TO HAVE YOU

HERE.

I HAVE TO CORRECT YOU

THERE.

YOU'RE NOT THE

MASTERMIND --

Gordon: GOD'S THE

MASTERMIND.

AMEN.

I'M GLAD I WAS OBEDIENT

BECAUSE I WOULD HAVE

MISSED A GREAT

OPPORTUNITY.

Gordon: TELL US HOW

YOU GOT THE IDEA?

ONE DAY SITTING THERE,

PRAYING BEFORE CHRISTMAS,

ASKING THE LORD WHAT HE

WANTED ME TO DO NEXT YEAR,

THIS CURRENT YEAR, IT WAS

AS IF HE WAS SITTING RIGHT

BESIDE ME, WHICH IS

UNUSUAL.

I DON'T HAVE THAT MANY

SPIRITUAL THINGS LIKE THAT

SPIRITUAL TIMES LIKE THAT

IN MY LIFE.

AND HE SPELLED OUT WHAT HE

WANTED ME TO DO, TO PUT

THESE AMAZING QUOTES OF

JESUS ON THE BUSES, AND

THEN DO IT IN OTHER WAYS,

WHETHER IT IS THROUGH THE

MEDIA, WHETHER IT IS

COMMERCIAL ADVERTISING,

AND PUT THE WORDS OF JESUS

OUT THERE.

BUT IT WA THE, QUOTE, "JESUS

CAMPAIGN" WAS HIS IDEA.

Gordon: GOD KNOWS

ABOUT THE DOMAIN NAME.

TO A VIEWER WHO WONDERS,

GOD IS SPEAKING TO YOU,

YOU HAD A PRESENCE THAT

SAT DOWN BESIDE YOU --

WHAT WOULD YOU TELL THE

SKEPTIC TO SAY YOU CAN

HAVE THIS EXPERIENCE, TOO?

HOW DID YOU ARRIVE AT

THAT?

YOU KNOW, I'VE BEEN

STUDYING THE BIBLE SINCE I

WAS 21, SO 50 YEARS AGO,

AND I CAN HONESTLY SAY

THAT MAYBE A HANDFUL OF

TIMES THAT GOD HAS SUPER

NATURALLY SPOKEN TO ME.

THERE HAVE BEEN

APPEARANCES, THERE HAVE

BEEN ANGELS WITH MESSAGES,

THERE HAVE BEEN PROPHETIC

WORDS, AND IT HAS HELPED

ME TREMENDOUSLY TO

OVERCOME MY OWN ACCEPT

CISM.

SKEPTICISM.

I'M A BRITISH-BORN PERSON,

AND I'M VERY SKEPTICAL.

AND YOU CAN'T PUSH ME

OVER.

BUT GOD LITERALLY, ONE

DAY, WHEN I WAS ON MERCY

SHIPS, FILLED ME WITH HIS

SPIRIT IN SUCH A POWERFUL

WAY, IT WAS LIKE AN

ELECTRICAL FORCE CAME OUT

OF THE CEILING IN THE

BOWELS OF THE SHIP.

AND SOME PEOPLE SAW IT

PHYSICALLY AND EXPLAINED

IT.

I WAS SO SKEPTICAL,

GORDON, I SAID TO THAT

PERSON, CAN YOU WRITE THAT

DOWN?

AND SHE SAID, WHY WOULD I

WRITE THIS DOWN?

AND I SAID, BECAUSE IF I

EVER DOUBT IT, I CAN READ

IT IN YEARS TO COME

BECAUSE WHAT SHE DESCRIBED

AND SAW WAS EXACTLY WHAT I

SAW.

THIS POWER COME DOWN

THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF MY

BACK AND GO THROUGH MY

BODY, AND I ENDED UP ON

THE FLOOR.

I'M NOT ONE WHERE YOU LAY

YOUR HANDS ON ME IN THE

NAME OF JESUS -- AND THIS

MAN NEVER TOUCHED ME.

AND I THANK GOD FOR THAT.

IT WAS JUST THE POWER OF

GOD.

IT WAS THOUSANDS OF VOLTS.

THAT EXPERIENCE SET ME UP

FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE.

Gordon: HOW OLD WERE

YOU THEN?

45.

AND I'M NOW 71.

Gordon: WHAT WAS THE

SET-UP FOR YOU AT AGE 45

TO BE ON MERCY SHIPS.

WAS THERE A SERVICE?

IT WAS A TEACHING.

WHAT HAPPENED WAS I HAD AN

EXPERIENCE PRIOR TO

THAT -- I WAS RUNNING A

MUSIC STUDIO IN TAMPA,

FLORIDA.

WE'D BEEN THERE NEARLY

ALMOST A DECADE.

FOR ME TO GET OUT OF MUSIC

WOULD HAVE BEEN A MIRACLE.

IT HAD TO BE GOD BECAUSE I

LOVED MUSIC.

AND I WAS IN THE MUSIC

INDUSTRY IN THE EARLY DAYS

DURING THE TIME WITH THE

BEATLES AND THE BEE GEES

AND MANY OTHERS.

AND I WORKED WITH A LOT OF

FAMOUS PEOPLE.

AND THEN, FOR ME, WHEN GOD

ACTUALLY SHOWED ME THAT HE

WANTED ME TO DO SOMETHING

ELSE, I HAD TO GIVE UP THE

MUSIC.

AND THIS IS THE SECOND

TIME I WOULD HAVE GIVEN UP

MUSIC BY THIS TIME.

AND JOINING MERCY SHIPS,

BECAUSE THEY COME TO

TAMPA, FLORIDA, THEY COME

IN AS A SHIP, AND I HEARD

ABOUT IT ON CHRISTIAN

RADIO.

I JUST BOUGHT MYSELF A

CAMERA, BECAUSE I FELT THE

LORD SAYING, I WANT YOU TO

GET YOURSELF A VIDEO

CAMERA.

AND WHEN I TOLD THE WIFE,

SHE WAS SHOCKED BECAUSE

THE COST OF THAT CAMERA

WAS NOT CHEAP.

I RANG OUT AND I SPOKE TO

THE SHIP'S COMPANY, AND I

SAID, AMAZING STORY, CAN I

COME AND -- I ONLY JUST

BOUGHT THIS VIDEO

RECORDER.

I HAVEN'T GOT A CLUE WHAT

I'M DOING, BUT CAN I COME

AND GET AN INTERVIEW WITH

YOU?

BECAUSE THE STORIES THEY

WERE TELLING AND THEIR

MINISTRY WAS SO POWERFUL.

AND I WENT DOWN TO THE

SHIP THAT DAY.

AND THEY SAID, YOU KNOW

WHAT?

WE WERE PRAYING FOR A

CAMERAMAN TO COME TO

JAMAICA, AND WE THINK

YOU'RE IT.

AND I SAID, YES.

I DON'T KNOW WHY I SAID

YES.

BECAUSE FOR ME TO WALK

AWAY FROM THE CLIENTS I

HAD EVERY DAY -- AND THAT

EXPERIENCE -- I CAME BACK

AND I SAID TO THE WIFE, I

SAID, WE'RE GOING TO JOIN

THE SHIP.

OH, SHE SAID?

GOOD-BYE.

AND I SAID, YES.

I COULDN'T PUT MY FINGER

ON IT.

GOD WAS CHANGING THE WAY

IN WHICH I WAS -- FROM

THAT TIME FOR ME TO DEVOTE

MY WHOLE LIFE TO HIM AND

HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH

COMMERCIAL BUSINESS, NO

COMMERCIAL INTERESTS.

AND IT WENT JUST LIKE

THAT.

IT WAS DISCIPLESHIP

TRAINING SCHOOL.

TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION --

THAT WAS A LONG TIME

AGO -- WHAT WAS IT?

IT WAS A TEACHING.

WE WERE HEARING THE

TEACHINGS, AND IT WAS A

MAN FROM AUSTRALIA, DOWN

UNDER, ANOTHER SORT OF

BRIT, SOMEONE WHO IS NOT

GOING TO BE PUSHED AROUND

OR MOLLY CODDLED.

AND HE TOLD IT STRAIGHT.

AND HE SAID, IS THERE

ANYONE WHO WANTS THE HOLY

SPIRIT TO COME FORWARD?

AND I THOUGHT, I DON'T

WANT TO BE PUSHED OVER OR

FALL OVER AND FEEL LIKE I

HAVE TO.

AND I SAID, I'LL TELL YOU

WHAT, I WILL WRESTLE WITH

YOU LIKE JACOB DID, IF IT

IS TRULY YOU.

AND I WALKED FORWARD, AND

THE MAN OF GOD DIDN'T

TOUCH ME, WHICH WAS GREAT,

BECAUSE I DIDN'T WANT ANY

OF THAT.

AND THEN HE JUST PRAYED.

AND THE POWER THAT CAME

OUT INTO MY BODY, AND SET

ME UP TO GO OUT INTO THE

FIELDS -- LITERALLY, WHEN

WE WENT TO HAITI ON THAT

PARTICULAR TRIP, ON THE

BORDERS OF HAITI AND THE

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, THE

POOR, AND I PRAYED WITH

PEOPLE, AND THE POWER OF

GOOD WOULD COME OUT OF MY

ARMS.

AND THE PEOPLE WOULD GO,

WHAT'S THAT?

AND I WOULD GO, I DON'T

KNOW WHAT IT IS.

THE THINGS THAT I SAW WERE

JUST AMAZING, IN THE SENSE

THAT I SAW GOD.

ACCORDING TO THE VILLAGERS

OF THIS YOUNG GIRL RAISED

FROM THE DEAD -- I'VE

NEVER SHARED THIS BEFORE,

BUT THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED.

I HAD TO BE FILLED WITH

THE POWER OF GOD IN ORDER

TO DO HIS WORK.

I COULDN'T HAVE DONE IT ON

MY OWN INITIATIVE OR IN

ANY WAY.

I HAVEN'T HAD THAT

EXPERIENCE AGAIN, BUT IT

WAS ENOUGH TO BRING THAT

YOUNG GIRL BACK TO LIFE,

AND FOR THAT FAMILY AND

THAT WHOLE VILLAGE -- THEY

WERE SO EXCITED.

BUT, ANYWAY, IT'S

SOMETHING ELSE.

Gordon: THAT'S THE

POWER OF GOD.

THAT'S AN INCREDIBLE

EXPERIENCE.

IT'S PRECIOUS.

I DON'T SHARE IT VERY

OFTEN.

Gordon: I WOULD

ENCOURAGE YOU TO ASK HIM

AGAIN.

ASK HIM AGAIN?

ACTS CHAPTER TWO AND THEN

ACTS CHAPTER FOUR, FILL US

WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT.

IT WAS ENOUGH TO GIVE

ME THE CONFIDENCE TO ENTER

INTO FULL-TIME MINISTRY,

AND NEVER LOOKED BACK OR

WENT BACK INTO BUSINESS.

Gordon: AND THEN YOU

STARTED A CHRISTIAN

TELEVISION NETWORK --

YEAH, LIKE EVERYBODY

DOES.

AT THE AGE OF 57.

Gordon: THE REAL EASY

THINGS THAT GOD HAS HAD

FOR YOU.

AND I NOW YOU'RE DOING

SOMETHING ABSOLUTELY

WONDERFUL.

I LOVE THIS, QUOTE, "JESUS

CAMPAIGN."

YOU CAN GO TO

quoteJesus.com.

AND THERE WILL BE AN

INTERVIEW WITH HOWARD ON

"THE 700 CLUB" FACEBOOK

PAGE.

THANK YOU, HOWARD, FOR

SHARING THAT.

THANK YOU.

Gordon: STILL AHEAD,

HE WANTED TO HELP THE

HOMELESS.

I SAID, HOW WOULD YOU

FEEL IF I BUILT YOU A

LITTLE MINNIE HOUSE?

I LOVE HER RESPONSE.

SHE SAID, WHEN IS IT GOING

TO BE READY?

Gordon: MEET THE MAN

WHO IS BUILDING THESE TINY

Gordon: MORE THAN

HALF A MILLION AMERICANS

ARE HOMELESS.

ONE MAN SAW THE PROBLEM

AND CAME UP WITH A

SOLUTION: BUILD THEM TINY

HOMES.

WHILE MANY OF THE HOMELESS

ARE NOW THANKFUL TO HAVE A

PLACE TO CALL THEIR OWN,

NOT ALL COMMUNITIES ARE

HAPPY ABOUT IT.

TAKE A LOOK.

Charlene: THE

HOMELESS POPULATION IN

LOS ANGELES COUNTY

RECENTLY SOARED 23% OVER

JUST THE LAST YEAR.

4,000 HOMELESS JUST

BLOCKS FROM CITY HALL.

UNFORTUNATELY, THAT IS

JUST A SMALL PERCENTAGE OF

THE CITY'S HOMELESS

POPULATION.

Charlene: ACCORDING

TO THE L.A. TIMES, THE

STARTLING JUMP HAS TOUCHED

EVERY SIGNIFICANT GROUP,

INCLUDING YOUTH, FAMILIES,

VETERANS, AND THE

CHRONICALLY HOMELESS.

IN 2015, ELVIS SUMMERS,

ONCE HOMELESS HIMSELF,

STARTED TACKLING THE

PROBLEM ONE TINY HOUSE AT

A TIME.

IT ALL STARTED AFTER HE

BECAME FRIENDS WITH A

WOMAN NAMED IRENE MAGGIE,

BETTER KNOWN AS SMOKY.

IT WAS REALLY HARD.

YOU KNOW?

PEOPLE TALK CRAZY TO YOU.

KIDS IS MEAN TO YOU.

THEY TALK ABOUT THAT OLD

WOMAN PUSHING A BASKET.

Charlene: SHE HAD

BEEN HOMELESS FOR 10 YEARS

FOLLOWING THE LOSS OF HER

HUSBAND.

ONE DAY I WAS, LIKE,

SMOKY, I KNOW YOU SAID YOU

LIVED DOWN THE STREET, BUT

WHERE, EXACTLY?

AND I MADE HER WALK ME

DOWN THERE AND SHOW ME,

AND IT WAS ONE OF THE

HOUSES DOWN THE STREET,

AND THERE WAS A STRIP OF

DIRT NEXT TO THE HOUSE AND

A BROKEN CHAIR.

AND SHE WAS, LIKE, I SLEEP

OVER THERE.

AND I WAS, LIKE, WHERE

OVER THERE?

RIGHT BY THAT CHAIR.

IT WAS JUST, YOU KNOW --

IT JUST GOT TO ME.

Reporter: THAT MOVED

SUMMERS TO BUILD SMOKY A

PLACE SHE COULD CALL HOME,

A TINY HOME.

I SAID, HOW WOULD YOU

FEEL IF I BOUGHT YOU A

LITTLE, MINI HOUSE?

I LOVE HER RESPONSE.

SHE SAID, WHEN IS IT GONNA

BE READY?

I WENT TO HOME DEPOT AND

BOUGHT $500 WORTH OF WOOD

AND THREW IT ON THE GROUND

AND WENT, OKAY.

I'LL BUILD A LITTLE, TINY

HOUSE.

Charlene: IT TOOK

FIVE DAYS TO BUILD A THREE

AND A HALF BY EIGHT FOOT

HOUSE.

SINCE THEN, SUMMERS HAS

RAISED $100,000 TO BUILD

MORE OF THESE HOUSES FOR

PEOPLE IN HIS COMMUNITY.

EACH OF THESE HOMES HAS AN

ACTUAL ADDRESS LISTED ON

THEM, GIVING THOSE WHO

LIVE HERE A SENSE OF

OWNERSHIP AND SECURITY.

THAT'S WHAT PEOPLE

WANT, JUST A PLACE TO REST

THEIR HEAD.

SO I PUT AN ADDRESS ON

THERE TO MENTALLY HELP

THAT LIFT.

Charlene: CBN NEWS

WAS THERE WHEN SUMMERS

PRESENTED THIS HOMELESS

MAN WITH A PLACE TO CALL

HIS OWN.

THIS HOUSE RIGHT HERE

IS YOURS.

WHITWHY DON'T YOU COME AND

TAKE A LOOK.

I EVEN PUT SOME MARINE

FLAGS IN IT SINCE YOU WERE

A MARINE.

AND IF SOMEONE OPENS THE

WINDOW...

[ALARM SOUNDS]

Charlene: SOME LOCAL

GOVERNMENTS AROUND THE

COUNTRY ARE ALSO USING

THIS METHOD TO HELP THEIR

HOMELESS.

FROM CHICAGO TO PORTLAND,

OREGON, WHERE THE IDEA HAS

GROWN TO LITTLE HOUSE

VILLAGES.

BUT NOW BACK IN L.A., THE

OFFICIALS SEE THE HOUSES

AS NUISANCES.

THESE WOODEN SHACKS ARE

NOT THE REAL ESTATE I'M

LOOKING FOR SAID ONE

COUNCILMAN.

ANOTHER SAID, I'M GETTING

IMRAINTCOMPLAINTS FROM

CONSTITUENTS WHO HAVE TO

CROSS THE STREET.

SUMMERS CAPTURED THIS

VIDEO AS THREE HOUSES WERE

CONFISCATED.

HE MANAGED TO MOVE EIGHT

OF THEM TO SAFE COMMUNITY

CHURCH, BUT THE PEOPLE WHO

LIVED IN THEM WERE ONCE

AGAIN ON THE STREETS.

IT WAS LIKE WATCHING

LINUS AND PEANUTS DRAG THE

BLANKET AWAY.

IT WAS ONE OF THE WORST

DAYS.

Charlene: TIM

CHAMBERS PASTORS FAITH

COMMUNITY.

IT HURTS MY HEART BY

HOW THE CITY IS TAKING THE

HOMES FROM THE HOMELESS.

ELVIS IS, AND I AM, TOO,

TRYING TO SEE IF WE CAN

GET SOME PROPERTY TO SET

UP A HOMELESS ENCAMPMENT,

TO ALLOW THEM TO HAVE A

PLACE.

Charlene: AFTER

MONTHS, THE CITY IS

DEVELOPING A PROCESS TO

WORK WITH NON-PROFIT

GROUPS, INCLUDING SUMMERS,

TO HELP THOSE LIVING ON

THE STREETS.

MEANWHILE SMOKY RECENTLY

PASSED AWAY.

SHE WAS A WONDERFUL

HUMAN BEING.

SHE WAS MY FRIEND.

Charlene: HER MEMORY,

SAYS SUMMERS, MOTIVATES

HIM TO HELP OTHERS.

I CAN'T JUST GO AND

CHANGE THE WHOLE WORLD,

BUT I CAN DO MY BEST TO

CHANGE THE WORLD AROUND

ME, AND THAT'S WHAT I'M

TRYING TO DO.

AND I HOPE THAT IN THE

PROCESS IT INSPIRES OTHER

PEOPLE, YOU KNOW, TO JUST

TAKE A SECOND AND BE

BETTER.

Charlene: CHARLENE

AARON, CBN NEWS, COMPTON,

CALIFORNIA.

Gordon: I HOPE THAT

STORY INSPIRES YOU TO TAKE

A LOOK AROUND.

AND WHAT CAN WE DO?

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO CHANGE

THE WORLD AROUND YOU?

AND I WANT TO ENCOURAGE

LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AND

EVERYONE INVOLVED IN HOW

DO WE DEAL WITH THE

HOMELESS?

IT IS A WHOLE LOT EASIER

TO FIND HOUSING FOR THEM

AND PROVIDE FOR THEM THAN

IT IS WHEN YOU START

ADDING UP THE COST OF

EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE AND

ALL OF THE OTHER THINGS

THAT GO INTO THIS.

LET US REMEMBER THE POOR,

AND IN DOING THAT WE'LL

SERVE JESUS.

> HERE IS A WORD FOR YOU

FROM PROVERBS: "HE WHO HAS

PITY ON THE POOR AND LENDS

TO THE POOR, THE LORD WILL

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