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700 Club Interactive - June 26, 2017

Joey and Rory Feek’s love story touched millions of lives. Rory shares how God and his late wife Joey changed his life forever. Read Transcript


Gordon: THEIR LOVE

STORY TOUCHED MILLIONS,

GRAMMY-WINNING

SINGER/SONGWRITER RORY

FEEK REMEMBERS JOEY, THE

WOMAN WHO CHANGED HIS LIFE

FOREVER.

HE JOINS US LIVE TODAY.

> IN 2011, JOEY FEEK

ENCOURAGED HER HUSBAND,

RORY, TO START BLOGGING.

SO HE TOOK HIS WIFE'S

ADVICE AND BEGAN WRITING

ABOUT THEIR LIVES.

HE CALLED HIS BLOG "THIS

LIFE I LIVE."

Terry: AND HE STARTED

FILMING THEIR LIVES EVERY

DAY.

IT WOULD BE TWO YEARS

BEFORE HE WOULD REALIZE

HOW IMPORTANT THIS NEW

HOBBY WOULD ONE DAY BE TO

THE WHOLE WORLD.

Reporter: IN 2013,

COUNTRY MUSIC SONGWRITER

RORY FEEK AND HIS WIFE,

JOEY, SHOT A MUSIC VIDEO

FOR A SONG THEY LOVED

CALLED "WHEN I'M GONE."

IN THE VIDEO, THEY PAINTED

A PICTURE IN A WORLD WHERE

JOEY PASSES AWAY AND RORY

IS ALONE.

THEY HAD NO IDEA THAT

STORY LINE WOULD COME TRUE

IN REAL LIFE.

IN 2014, AFTER GIVING

BIRTH TO THEIR DAUGHTER,

JOEY WAS DIAGNOSED WITH

CERVICAL CANCER.

TWO YEARS LATER, DOCTORS

WEREN'T GIVING THEM MUCH

HOPE FOR HER SURVIVAL.

IN HIS BOOK, "THIS LIFE

I'VE LIVED," HE SHARES HOW

HIS GREATEST JOY AND

GREATEST PAIN ARE WRAPPED

UP IN ONE TERRIBLE,

BEAUTIFUL THING.

Terry: RORY JOINS US

NOW, AND IT IS GREAT TO

HAVE YOU HERE.

I WOULD IMAGINE IN READING

YOUR BOOK AND THEN IN

LOOKING AT THESE AMAZING

PICTURES, THAT THE PROCESS

OF THIS HAS TO HAVE BEEN

BOTH PAINFUL AND JOYFUL.

UH-HUH.

Terry: IS IT HARD FOR

YOU -- IT'S ONLY BEEN

LITTLE OVER A YEAR.

IS IT HARD FOR YOU TO GO

BACK AND WATCH THIS, OR IS

IT A JOY TO REMEMBER?

IT IS AMAZING TO

REMEMBER.

MOST PEOPLE DON'T HAVE ANY

OF THIS.

THEY DON'T HAVE ANYTHING

LIKE THIS.

AND WE DIDN'T KNOW WHY WE

WERE CAPTURING AND LOGGING

IT.

WE WERE JUST LIVING, AND

WE DIDN'T KNOW THE STORY

WAS GOING TO TURN OUT THE

WAY THAT IT DID.

SO TO HAVE IT TO GO BACK

TO AND WATCH ALL -- I

MEAN, WE HAVE SO MUCH.

Terry: YOU REALLY DO.

AND IT'S NOT JUST

PICTURES THAT YOU TAKE ON

AN iPHONE.

WE REALLY CAPTURED IT AND

TRIED TO TELL STORIES WITH

IT BECAUSE I THOUGHT IT

MIGHT MATTER TO OUR

CHILDREN.

AND IT TURNS OUT IT

MATTERS TO THEM AND ME AND

LOTS OF PEOPLE OUT THERE.

Terry: AND FOR SURE,

INDIANA, YOUR LITTLEST.

YES.

Terry: IT WILL BE THE

DOCUMENTARY THAT KEEPS HER

MOM ALIVE.

IT IS A DOCUMENTARY AND

ALSO EVERY TIME WE MADE

SOMETHING, EVERY MUSIC

VIDEO WE EVER MADE WAS AT

HOME.

EVERYTHING WE EVER DID WAS

USING OUR LIVES, OUR

CHILDREN, OUR NEIGHBORS,

AND I DIDN'T REALIZE AT

THE TIME HOW IMPORTANT

THAT WAS GOING TO BE.

BUT IT WILL ESPECIALLY BE

IMPORTANT TO INDIANA AS

SHE GROWS UP, BECAUSE

THOSE WILL BE HOW SHE WILL

REMEMBER AND DISCOVER HER

MOTHER.

Terry: CERTAINLY IN

YOUR MUSIC, WE SEE YOUR

GIFT FOR WRITING, BUT YOUR

BOOK IS AMAZING.

AND YOUR STYLE IS SO

DIFFERENT THAN ANYTHING

ELSE I'VE EVER READ

BEFORE.

IT IS SO CONVERSATIONAL,

SO LAID BACK, SO YOU, SO

THE FARM.

HAD YOU EVER ANTICIPATED

WRITING A BOOK IN YOUR

LIFE?

I WANTED TO WRITE A

BOOK.

I REMEMBER I ACTUALLY EVEN

MADE A FEW CALLS AND HAD

AN APPOINTMENT YEARS AGO,

LIKE FIVE YEARS AGO, TO

SEE IF IT COULD HAPPEN.

AND IT DIDN'T COME TO BE.

AND ONE OF THE REASONS WAS

THEY DIDN'T KNOW IF I

COULD WRITE.

THEY DIDN'T KNOW IF WE HAD

A STORY THAT WAS

COMPELLING.

AND THEY DIDN'T KNOW IF I

HAD A VOICE.

AND BY WRITING THE BLOG

OVER A COUPLE OF YEARS'

TIME, A VOICE DEVELOPED.

AND I STARTED REALIZING

THAT BESIDES WRITING

SONGS, THIS FEELS SPECIAL,

SO SPECIAL FOR ME.

SO I THINK THE BOOK

PUBLISHERS AND OTHERS

REALIZE, YOU NOT ONLY HAVE

SOMETHING TO SAY, YOU HAVE

A UNIQUE WAY OF SAYING IT.

I DIDN'T KNOW THAT.

I BELIEVED IT, BUT I

DIDN'T KNOW.

Terry: BUT THAT'S

KIND OF THE PATTERN OF

WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU

MUSICALLY, TOO.

IT WASN'T LIKE YOU WOKE UP

ONE DAY AND SAID, VOIL,

I'M A SONGWRITER.

YOU WENT THROUGH AN

INCREDIBLE PROCESS OF

TRIAL AND ERROR, AND

SUBMITTING THINGS AND

BEING REJECTED, UNTIL YOU

CAME TO THE PLACE WHERE

SOMEBODY SAID, AH-HAH,

THERE IS SOMETHING HERE.

DO YOU THINK IT IS PART OF

GOD'S WAY OF GIVING US A

VOICE, OF HELPING US

UNDERSTAND HOW TO RELAY

THE MESSAGE?

I THINK THERE IS A LOT

OF POWER IN BELIEVING

SOMETHING.

BELIEVING THAT YOU COULD

BE A SONGWRITER, WHERE

SOME PEOPLE WOULD SEE THE

OBSTACLES AND FOR A FEW IT

WOULD PARALYZE THEM, FOR

ME I HAD THIS OVERWHELMING

BELIEF THAT IT COULD BE

POSSIBLE.

I DIDN'T KNOW HOW OR

ANYTHING ELSE.

BUT THE BELIEF IN SOME OF

THOSE SMALLER THINGS -- OR

THEY'RE BIG TO ME -- I

THINK GOD USES THOSE TO

UNLOCK BIGGER DOORS.

I DIDN'T REALLY BELIEVE I

WAS GOING TO BE A SINGER.

I WAS GOING TO GET TO

STAND ON STAGE WITH MY

WIFE AND TRAVEL.

I WOULD HAVE NEVER DREAMED

WE WOULD HAVE OUR OWN

TELEVISION SHOW OR SOMEHOW

MY SKILLS OF BEING A

SONGWRITER COULD BE USED

TO TELL THE STORY OF MY

WIFE, WHO IS GOING TO HAVE

A BABY AND THEN HAVE

CANCER, AND ALL OF THE

OTHER THINGS.

YOU DON'T KNOW THOSE.

YOU JUST BELIEVE IN THE

SMALLER VISION, WHICH IS,

I BELIEVE THAT HE COULD

LET ME WRITE SONGS.

AND HE TURNS IT INTO

SOMETHING ELSE.

Terry: I THINK THAT

IS ACTUALLY, LIKE, A

NUGGET OF MAYBE GIFTEDNESS

THAT GOD PLACES INSIDE

INDIVIDUALS.

BECAUSE YOU CAME UP A HARD

WAY.

YOUR LIFE TODAY IS NOT

WHAT YOUR LIFE WAS LIKE

GROWING UP.

BUT THROUGH IT ALL,

THROUGH ALL OF THE MOVES

AND THE TRANSITIONS WITH

FAMILY AND THE STRUGGLE

FINANCIALLY, AND JUST ALL

OF THAT, THERE STAYED IN

YOU A BELIEF THAT YOU WERE

SOMEBODY AND YOU WERE TO

DO SOMETHING WITH YOUR

LIFE, EVEN WHEN YOU WERE

MAKING YOUR OWN POOR

CHOICES.

RIGHT.

WELL, I HAD SOME

STRANGE -- PROBABLY NOT A

GOOD BELIEF, BUT I HAD A

BELIEF THAT AN ORDINARY

LIFE WAS GOING TO BE

DISAPPOINTING.

I WANTED TO LIVE AN

EXTRAORDINARY LIFE.

I THOUGHT AN EXTRAORDINARY

LIFE WOULD MEAN YOU'D BE A

FAMOUS SONGWRITER OR

SINGER OR SOMETHING LIKE

THAT.

AS TIME WENT ON AND I

REALIZED I DID GET SOME OF

THOSE OPPORTUNITIES, YOU

START TO REALIZE THAT THE

REAL EXTRAORDINARY LIFE A

LOT OF TIMES IS A MUCH

SIMPLER LIFE.

TO FIND THE EXTRAORDINARY

IN ORDINARY LIFE IS SO

AMAZING TO ME.

TO BE ON TELEVISION,

THAT'S SUPPOSED TO BE

SPECIAL.

THE OTHER PARTS THAT I

DIDN'T THINK WERE SPECIAL

ARE THE MOST SPECIAL.

BUT I DIDN'T KNOW THAT

THEN.

AND SO I'VE LOVED THE

LESSONS.

FOR ME, I DIDN'T KNOW

WHERE I WAS GOING.

I STILL DON'T KNOW WHERE

I'M GOING.

BUT I WOULD HAVE NEVER

DREAMED THIS JOURNEY WOULD

LEAD US HERE.

Terry: AND THAT'S THE

EXTRAORDINARY ASPECT OF

YOUR BOOK, TO ME, IS THE

PERSON WHO YOU ARE IN THE

BEGINNING, WHEN YOU START,

TO THE DRAMATIC PLACE THAT

GOD TOOK YOU.

AND IT CAME -- THE REAL

HEART OF THAT STARTED WITH

A MOMENT OF SURRENDER THAT

WAS VERY PERSONAL, JUST

BETWEEN YOU AND THE LORD.

TALK ABOUT THAT.

WELL, IT'S -- YOU COULD

POINT AT MOMENTS OF

SURRENDER -- THERE ARE

QUITE A FEW OF THEM.

Terry: THAT'S A

LIFE-LONG JOURNEY, I

GUESS.

AND WHAT IT IS IS

YOU'RE NEVER REALLY

SURRENDERING.

I HAVE ON MY WALL -- I

HAVE A NOTEBOOK PIECE OF

PAPER THAT MY WIFE FRAMED

FROM A PARTICULAR DAY

WHERE I WAS WRITING A

COMMITMENT TO THE LORD.

I'M SO CLEAR THAT I DID

NOT COMMIT.

I KNOW WHAT HAPPENED AFTER

THAT.

[LAUGHTER]

BUT I WAS TRYING, AND I

WAS MAKING LITTLE, LITTLE

BITS OF HEADWAY.

AND THERE WERE SOME BIG

MOMENTS WHERE YOU TOOK

GIANT LEAPS OF FAITH.

Terry: YEAH.

AND THAT CHANGED

EVERYTHING.

AND ONE OF THOSE FOR ME

WAS JUST IN A TIME WHERE

MUSIC WAS GOING REALLY

WELL, BEFORE JOEY CAME

ALONG, BUT I WAS

INCREDIBLY EMPTY.

SO I SORT OF HAD A LITTLE

BIT OF A TIME WHERE I JUST

WAS NOT SURE WHERE I WAS

GOING.

AND I SORTED ENDED UP ON A

BUS HEADED THE OPPOSITE

DIRECTION FROM THE LIFE I

WAS LEADING.

AND I WAS ALWAYS LOOKING

FOR GOD, WAITING FOR HIM

TO HIT ME IN THE HEAD WITH

A BRICK AND MAKE ME

SOMEBODY DIFFERENT.

MAKE ME THE PERSON HE

WOULD WANT ME TO BE AND

GIVE ME THE LIFE THAT I

PROBABLY SHOULD HAVE

INSTEAD OF THE LIFE I WAS

LEADING.

AND IT NEVER HAPPENED.

BUT ONE NIGHT ON THIS BUS,

I ENDED UP IN A GREYHOUND

STATION IN LOUISVILLE AND

JUST LOOKING IN THE

MIRROR.

IT REALLY WANT A

CONVERSION MOMENT.

WHAT IT WAS WAS A

REALIZATION, LOOKING INTO

THE MIRROR, THAT MAYBE HE

IS ALREADY HERE.

MAYBE THE GUY I'M LOOKING

AT IN THE MIRROR THAT I

CAN'T BEAR, GOD IS ALREADY

INSIDE OF ME.

I JUST HAVE TO DO THE

WORK.

I JUST HAVE TO GET UP

EVERY DAY AND TAKE ONE

LITTLE STEP TOWARDS BEING

A DIFFERENT PERSON THAN I

WAS YESTERDAY.

AND THAT DID MAKE A

DIFFERENCE.

THE NEXT DAY WASN'T

DIFFERENT, BUT THE NEXT

YEAR WAS.

Terry: IT IS THE

EFFORT.

AND NOW IT IS SUCH A

DIFFERENT LIFE.

Terry: THIS IS AN

AMAZING STORY ABOUT YOU

AND JOEY AND YOUR LIFE

TOGETHER.

AND HER LEAVING LIFE AS WE

KNOW IT AND MOVING INTO A

BIGGER, GREATER LIFE.

AND IT'S SO POIGNANT.

WHAT DO YOU THINK IT IS

THAT DRAWS PEOPLE SO

COMPLETELY TO YOU AND TO

YOUR STORY?

WELL, I THINK IT'S MY

WIFE THAT DRAWS PEOPLE TO

OUR STORY BECAUSE SHE IS

SO SPECIAL.

I MEAN, FOR ME, THAT'S HOW

I GOT TO BE PART OF IT.

AND I THINK HER -- I WAS

JUST DOING WHAT I WAS

DOING, WHICH WAS WRITING A

STORY.

AND THEN SHE STARTED

LIVING AN AMAZING STORY.

AND SHE LET ME WRITE IT.

AND WE SHARED IT TOGETHER.

AND HOW BRAVE SHE WAS AND

HOW HONEST I WAS WAS A

PRETTY UNUSUAL

COMBINATION, ESPECIALLY

FOR, FOR -- I TELL PEOPLE WE'RE

RURALLY FAMOUS.

WELL-KNOWN ENOUGH THAT

PEOPLE WOULD PAY

ATTENTION.

SO THAT THEY COULD SEE

SOMETHING THEY HADN'T SEEN

BEFORE.

Terry: I THINK THE

REALNESS IS A HUGE KEY TO

WHY PEOPLE FOLLOW YOU.

IT'S A GREAT STORY.

I ENCOURAGE YOU TO GET IT.

INUIT THI"THIS LIFE I LIVE" IS THE

NAME OF THE BOOK.

AND IT'S THE LIFE WE ALL

LIVE.

THANK YOU.

I APPRECIATE.

Gordon: STILL AHEAD,

MEET A MAN WHO HAS

WITNESSED MIRACLES IN MORE

THAN 70 NATIONS.

VERNON FALLS TELLS HOW TO

ACTIVATE THE SPECIAL GIFTS

AND ACTIVATE THE

MIRACULOUS IN YOUR LIFE.

Gordon: JOINING ME

NOW IS A MAN WHO HAS

MINISTERED IN OVER 70

NATIONS THROUGH

EVANGELISTIC AND HEALING

CRUSADES.

MY DEAR FRIEND AND FOUNDER

OF "LIFELINE MINISTERS,"

ALL THE WAY FROM MALAYSIA,

VERNON FALLS.

GREAT TO BE WITH YOU,

BROTHER GORDON.

Gordon: LET'S TALK

ABOUT HOW TO ACTIVATE

SPIRITUAL GIFTS.

WHAT WAS THE KEY IN YOUR

LIFE FOR ACTIVATION?

ACTIVATION, THE KEY FOR

ME WAS NUMBER ONE: HE WHO

HAS BEGUN A WORK IN YOU

WILL COMPLETE THAT WORK

UNTIL THE COMING OF THE

LORD JESUS CHRIST.

SO I HAVE THE HOLY SPIRIT

IN ME.

AND THE HOLY SPIRIT MOVED

ME INTO DEVELOPING A

DEVOTIONAL LIFE, WHICH

CONSISTS OF PRAYING IN

TONGUES, AND PRAISE AND

WORSHIP.

AND THE FOURTH ASPECT WAS

THE KEY.

YOU CAN PRAY AND PRAY AND

PRAY, AND PRAISE AND

PRAISE AND PRAISE, BUT YOU

HAVE TO GO DO.

WE'RE NOT ONLY TO BE

HEARERS OF THE WORD, BUT

DOERS OF THE WORD.

Gordon: OR YOU JUST

DECEIVE YOURSELF?

YOU JUST DECEIVE

YOURSELF.

I STARTED PRAYING FOR

PEOPLE WHO NEEDED HEALING.

I STARTED PRAYING IN

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES,

RIGHT IN THE BIGGEST AND

BUSIEST PLACE IN THE

WORLD.

ON MY KNEES PRAYING FOR

PEOPLE, STREET PREACHING,

WHEREVER.

AND THAT'S HOW THE LORD

STARTED DEVELOPING ME.

Gordon: DID YOU SEE

THE RESULTS FROM THE

BEGINNING?

OR DID YOU HAVE TO SORT OF

KEEP EXERCISING AND KEEP

DOING UNTIL YOU SAW IT?

I SAW SOME RESULTS,

OKAY?

BUT AS I KEPT GOING AND

GOING AND GOING AND GOING

AND GOING, THEN I SAW

GREAT RESULTS.

Gordon: WHY IS THAT?

BECAUSE I HEAR THAT A LOT.

I'VE HEARD THE STORY OF

JOHN WHIMBER, THE FIRST

TIME HE PRAYED FOR PEOPLE,

LIKE THE FIRST 100 TIMES,

NOTHING HAPPENED.

AND THEN YOU GET THE

BREAKTHROUGH.

WHY IS THAT?

WELL, ONE OF THE THINGS

I THINK IS GOD HAS FAITH

IN US, BUT WE DON'T HAVE

FAITH IN OURSELVES.

AND I THINK THAT HAS A LOT

TO DO WITH IT, RIGHT

THERE.

[LAUGHTER]

IS IT GOING TO WORK?

BECAUSE YOU CHALLENGE

SOMEONE, MY GOD IS A GREAT

GOD.

YOU NEED HEALING, HE'LL

HEAL YOU RIGHT NOW.

OKAY?

AND THEN AT THE SAME TIME,

WHEN YOU FIRST START, YOU

KIND OF HESITATE A LITTLE.

YOU SAY, WILL GOD REALLY

SHOW UP.

AND THERE IS DOUBT COMING

INTO YOUR MIND.

Gordon:

DOUBLE-MINDED.

YEAH.

Gordon: I KNOW FOR

ME, I HAD TO GO THROUGH

THIS WHOLE, I'M NOT

WORTHY, AND BEFORE I GOT

TO THAT, I HAD THE I DON'T

WANT TO DO THIS.

I DON'T WANT TO BE KNOWN

AS A HEALER.

I'M A LAWYER, NOT A

HEALER.

IT IS THAT WHOLE SELF

IDENTITY, WHO YOU ARE IN

HIM.

YES.

Gordon: AND WHAT HE

SAYS ABOUT YOU IS TRUE.

UH-HUH.

Gordon: EVEN IF YOU

DON'T BELIEVE IT.

IT IS STILL TRUE.

YES.

Gordon: FOR ME, IT

TOOK A LONG TIME.

I SAW RESULTS, BUT THEN TO

SEE CONSISTENT RESULTS, IT

WAS A DIFFERENT -- I HAD

TO OVERCOME A LOT.

UH-HUH.

Gordon: FOR YOU,

WHAT'S THE KEY TO

CONSISTENCY?

CONSISTENCY IS DOING,

WHETHER YOU FEEL LIKE IT

OR NOT.

WALKING BY FAITH AND NOT

BY SIGHT.

AND THAT'S REALLY THE KEY.

YOU HAVE TO KEEP DOING IT.

CONSISTENCY, AND THE BIBLE

CALLS IT STEADFASTNESS.

BE STEADFAST, IMMOVABLE,

ALWAYS ABOUNDING IN THE

WORK OF THE LORD.

I'VE BEEN EXCITED ALL

THESE YEARS ABOUT DOING

GOD'S WORK.

I LOVE TO SEE MIRACLES.

I LOVE TO SEE PEOPLE

HEALED, GET A PROPHETIC

WORD, AND DEMONS FLYING

OUT OF PEOPLE ALL OVER THE

PLACE.

ALL OF THAT IS EXCITEMENT

TO ME.

Gordon: I THINK IT IS

EXCITEMENT TO MOST PEOPLE.

I WILL COMMEND YOU.

YOU HAVE A CONFIDENCE -- I

SAW YOU PREACHING IN A

CHURCH A FEW YEARS AGO,

RIGHT HERE IN VIRGINIA

BEACH, AND THERE WAS A MAN

WHO HAD HAD A STROKE.

AND YOU WOULD NOT BE

DENIED.

IT WAS, TONIGHT YOU'RE

GOING TO WALK, AND HE GOT

UP AND WALKED, AND HIS

FAMILY SAID HE HADN'T DONE

THAT IN A LONG TIME.

PRAISE GOD.

Gordon: IT WAS THAT

PERSISTENCE.

NO, WE'RE GOING TO

BREAKTHROUGH.

WE'RE GOING TO SEE IT.

WHAT GOD SAYS IN HIS

WORD IS TRUE.

LAY HANDS ON THE SICK AND

THEY SHALL RECOVER.

WHATEVER HE SAYS, WE JUST

HAVE TO SIMPLY BELIEVE IT.

ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE TO

HIM WHO BELIEVES.

Gordon: WHAT WAS YOUR

FIRST MEMORABLE HEALING?

MY FIRST MEMORABLE

HEALING -- OKAY -- IT'S

VERY FUNNY.

I WENT INTO THIS

PARTICULAR CHURCH.

AND THEY CALLED ME TO SIT

ON THE PLATFORM, OKAY?

A PENTECOSTAL CHURCH.

AND THE GUY SAID, YOU'RE A

MINISTER, AREN'T YOU?

AND I WAS KIND OF, LIKE,

DUMBFOUNDED.

AND HE SAID, GET UP AND

PREACH.

WELL, I DIDN'T KNOW ANY

SCRIPTURE IN THOSE DAYS,

NOTHING WHATSOEVER ACCEPT

MAYBE PSALM 23.

I JUST STARTED PRAYING IN

TONGUES, PRAYING IN

TONGUES, PRAYING IN

TONGUES, AND THIS LADY

STARTED COMING UP, AND SHE

STARTED DANCING RIGHT IN

FRONT OF THE PULPIT.

AND I WAS JUST LED TO LAY

HANDS ON HER.

ONLY TO FIND OUT THAT SHE

GOT HEALED OF ARTHRITIS.

SI HEARD A GUY SAY, I'VE

NEVER HEARD GOD PREACHING

LIKE THAT BEFORE.

SO PRAISE GOD.

THAT WAS MY FIRST

MEMORABLE HEALING.

AND THE OTHER ONE, WHEN I

THINK BACK, WAS MY NIECE.

I WAS STILL NOT ALL THE

WAY GOING INTO THE THINGS

OF THE LORD.

AND SHE HAD THIS VERY,

VERY STRANGE EYE

CONDITION.

SHE COULDN'T DRIVE AT

NIGHT.

AND I WAS PRAYING AT

TONGUES, THE HOLY SPIRIT

PROMPTED ME TO CALL HER

INTO THE ROOM AND LAY

HANDS ON HER, AND

INSTANTLY SHE WAS HEALED.

Gordon: WHAT WOULD

YOU SAY TO SOMEBODY

WATCHING RIGHT NOW AND

GOING, CAN THIS HAPPEN TO

ME?

I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE GO

THROUGH THAT YOU HAVE TO

HAVE ANGELS SHOW UP WITH A

GOLDEN SCROLL AND DELIVER

THE PROCLAMATION, YOU'RE

NOW GOING TO BE A HEALING

EVANGELIST TO THE NATION.

WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO THE

AVERAGE PERSON WATCHING,

THAT THEY COULD DO IT?

GOD WILL USE YOU.

HE WILL USE YOU MIGHTLY.

JESUS SAID THESE WORKS YOU

SHALL DO AND GREATER WORKS

THAN THESE YOU SHALL DO.

THROUGHOUT THE SCRIPTURES,

HE LET'S US KNOW WE HAVE

THE AUTHORITY TO CAST OUT

DEVILS.

AND HE GIVES US THE

AUTHORITY TO HEAL THE

SICK.

AND GOD IS NO RESPECTER OF

PERSONS.

HE WILL USE ANYONE.

AT ONE PARTICULAR TIME WE

WERE INVITED BY THE KING

OF TUNGA TO HIS ISLAND.

AND THE CHURCH WAS 98%

PEOPLE NOT SAVED OR FILLED

WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT.

AFTER THREE DAYS, THEY

WERE SAVED AND FILLED WITH

THE HOLY SPIRIT.

AND WE TAUGHT PEOPLE IN

THOSE THREE DAYS, HOW TO

PRAY FOR SICK, HOW TO CAST

OUT DEVILS, AND HOW TO GET

SOMEONE SAVED.

AND THIS LADY IN THE

VILLAGE, SHE SAW THIS MAN,

AND HE WAS ABOUT OVER 45

YEARS OF AGE, AND HE WAS

DEAF AND DUMB.

HE LOOKED TOWARDS HER

WINDOW.

SHE WAS WASHING DISHES AND

PRAYING IN TONGUES,

PRAYING IN TONGUES, AND

SHE MOTIONED HIM OVER.

HE WAS LOOKING FOR SOME

FOOD.

AND SHE KEPT PRAYING IN

TONGUES, AND THE LORD HAD

HER LAY HANDS ON HIM, AND

INSTANTLY HIS EARS WERE

OPEN AND HE COULD SPEAK

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HIS

LIFE.

SO GOD IS NO RESPECTER OF

PERSONS.

Gordon: NO, HE IS

NOT.

THAT IS AN AMAZING STORY.

THE KEY IS TO JUST

BELIEVE.

JUST SIMPLY BELIEVE.

JUST BELIEVE.

Gordon: YOU BELIEVE,

AND THEN THESE THINGS WILL

HAPPEN.

THESE SIGNS WILL FOLLOW

THEM THAT BELIEVE.

TAKE GOD AT HIS WORD AND

HE WILL PERFORM.

AMEN.

Gordon: AMEN AND

AMEN.

> IF YOU WANT TO FIND

OUT MORE ABOUT VERNON'S

MINISTRY, IT IS LIFELINE

LIFELINE-INTLD.ORG.

VERN NORNTIOVERNON, GREAT TO HAVE YOU

HERE.

GREAT TO BE HERE.

Terry: STILL AHEAD,

HER HUSBAND DIED OF AIDS

AND SHE WAS STRICKEN WITH

MALARIA.

HEAR WHAT KEPT THIS SINGLE

MOTHER ALIVE, WHEN WE

RETURN.

Terry: NOT LONG AGO

SONYA WAS A WIDOW, LOOKING

AFTER HER CHILDREN ALONE,

WITH NO HOME, AND A DEADLY

CASE OF MALARIA.

BUT THANKS TO CBN'S

"ORPHANS' PROMISE," SHE

AND HER CHILDREN NOW HAVE

A NEW HOME AND A NEW LIFE.

SONYA LIVED A HAPPY LIFE

WITH HER HUSBAND AND THEIR

FOUR CHILDREN.

WHEN SHE LEARNED SHE WAS

PREGNANT AGAIN, SHE WAS

THRILLED.

BUT HER JOY QUICKLY TURNED

TO SADNESS WHEN HER

HUSBAND DIED OF AIDS.

AFTER HE DIED, MY SON

KEPT ASKING, WHERE IS

DADDY?

AND I JUST COULDN'T TELL

HIM.

Terry: AFTER THE

FUNERAL, SONYA AND HER

CHILDREN STAYED WITH HER

HUSBAND'S FAMILY.

FORCED TO SLEEP OUTSIDE

WITH NO MOSQUITO NETS,

SONYA GOT MALARIA.

I FELT LIKE I WAS GOING

TO DIE, TOO.

I THOUGHT, WHAT WILL

HAPPEN TO MY CHILDREN.

THEY WOULD HAVE NO FATHER

OR MOTHER.

THAT THOUGHT KEPT ME

ALIVE.

Terry: SHE TOOK HER

CHILDREN TO HER PARENTS'

HOME, BUT HER PARENTS ONLY

HAD ENOUGH MONEY TO

SUPPORT THEMSELVES.

WE SPENT DAYS WITHOUT

ANY REAL FOOD, SURVIVING

ON WHAT LITTLE MY MOTHER

GOT FROM THE FIELD.

Terry: THEN SONYA

REACHED OUT TO "LIFE

CHILD," A MINISTRY

SUPPORTED BY CBN'S

"ORPHANS' PROMISE." WE

ARRANGED FOR THE FAMILY TO

MOVE INTO A CHILDREN'S

VILLAGE RUN BY THE

MINISTRY.

NOW THEY HAVE A PLACE TO

CALL HOME.

WE ALSO HELPED SONYA TREAT

HER MALARIA, AND THE

H.I.V. INFECTION SHE GOT

FROM HER HUSBAND.

A FEW MONTHS AFTER

ARRIVING, SHE HAD A BABY

BOY, WHO WAS HEALTHY AND

HAD NO H.I.V.

AND NOW MY CHILDREN

EACH HAVE THEIR OWN BEDS.

BECAUSE BEFORE WE ALL

SLEPT TOGETHER IN MY

PARENTS' LIVING ROOM.

IT IS SO BEAUTIFUL

HERE.

I LOVE THAT IT IS SUCH A

BEAUTIFUL PLACE.

Terry: ALL OF THE

CHILDREN IN THE VILLAGE GO

TO SCHOOL RIGHT HERE, AND

THERE IS A CLINIC THAT

TAKES CARE OF THEIR

MEDICAL NEEDS.

THIS IS THE FIRST OF 18

HOMES BEING BUILT TO HELP

FAMILIES LIKE SONYA'S STAY

TOGETHER.

AS SHE IS SUPPORTED HERE,

SHE WILL HELP TAKE CARE OF

DOZENS OF ORPHANS WHO

DESPERATELY NEED A SAFE

PLACE TO LIVE.

I WILL CARE FOR THEM

LIKE THEY ARE MY OWN.

I THANK GOD I AM HERE

BECAUSE NOW I CAN HELP

OTHER CHILDREN, AS WELL AS

MY OWN.

THANK YOU, CBN.

Terry: THIS IS THE

FULFILLMENT OF SCRIPTURE

BEFORE YOUR EYES.

GOD SAYS THE PURE RELIGION

IS TO CARE FOR WIDOWS AND

ORPHANS IN THEIR NEED.

AND HERE YOU HAVE A MOM

WHO IS DESPERATELY TRYING

TO TAKE CARE OF HER OWN

CHILDREN, WHILE SHE

HERSELF IS SICK.

AND YOU'RE ABLE TO COME

ALONGSIDE OF HER, PROVIDE

A PLACE FOR HER TO LIVE,

PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR

INCOME, AND PROVIDE A MOM

FOR OTHER CHILDREN WHO

DON'T HAVE A MOTHER AT

THIS POINT IN THEIR LIVES.

WE JUST WANT TO SAY THANK

YOU.

YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU JOIN

"THE 700 CLUB," YOU'RE

MAKING SUCH AN INCREDIBLE

DIFFERENCE ALL AROUND THE

WORLD.

THIS WAS MOZAMBIQUE, AND

IT IS JUST ONE OF THE

PLACES YOUR GIFTS ARE HARD

AT WORK IN THE LIVES OF

PEOPLE A.

65 CENTS A DAY, $20 A

MONTH MAKES YOU A "700

CLUB" MEMBER.

CALL TODAY IF YOU HAVEN'T

ALREADY DONE THAT:

1-800-700-7000.

OR GO TO "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE700clubinteractive.com.

WE WELCOME YOU TO THE

FAMILY OF MINISTRIES HERE.

Gordon: IF YOU WANT

TO DESIGNATE YOUR GIFT TO

OR PROMISE"ORPHANS' PROMISE," YOU

CAN GO TO THE GIVING PAGE

OR JUST CALL US,

1-800-700-7000, AND SAY, I

WANT TO GIVE TO "ORPHANS'

PROMISE." I WANT TO HELP

WIDOWS AND ORPHANS AROUND

THE WORLD.

TERRY, WHEN YOU JUST

STARTED "ORPHANS'

PROMISE,", HOW LONG HAS IT

BABBEEN?

Terry: 12 YEARS.

Gordon: DID YOU HAVE

ANY IDEA WHERE IT WAS

GOING TO GO?

Terry: CLUELESS.

I HOPED WE WOULD HELP A

COUPLE OF OLDER ORPHANS

AGING OUT OF THE SYSTEM,

AND I HAD NO IDEA.

WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT WHAT

WE SEE GOD DOING.

MUCH MORE WORK TO BE DONE.

Gordon: MUCH WORK TO

BE DONE, BUT, STILL, THE

LORD REJOICES.

EVEN IN THE DAYS OF SMALL

BEGINNINGS, HE REJOICES

THAT THE WORK HAS STARTED.

HERE IS A WORD FROM PSALM:

"THE LORD DELIGHTS IN

THOSE WHO FEAR HIM, WHO

PUT THEIR HOPE IN HIS

UNFAILING LOVE."

GOD BLESS YOU, WE'LL SEE

YOU AGAIN.

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