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700 Club Interactive - July 3, 2017

Popular author and speaker Lisa Harper never married but wanted a child. When she heard about Missy, a dying orphan in Haiti, Lisa fought for over 2 years to adopt her. Read Transcript


WHO HAVE GIVEN

HIM SO MUCH.

FROM THE DAY I LEFT TO

WHERE I AM AT TODAY, THE

AMOUNT OF PEOPLE,

STRANGERS, THAT HAVE GONE

OUT OF THEIR WAY TO TAKE

ME IN, GIVE ME SHELTER, A

MEAL IN A SHOWER, HAS JUST

BEEN UNBELIEVABLE.

Reporter: BUT IT WAS

HIS STOP 1400 MILES IN,

ARRIVING IN BATON ROUGE,

THAT LEFT HIM SPEECHLESS.

THIS IS JACK, 21 YEARS

OLD.

HE WAS GIVEN ABBEY'S

HEART.

THAT FATHER, BILL,

COULDN'T LET GO.

AND JACK, GRATEFUL FOR HIS

DAUGHTER'S HEART.

AND THEN JACK WALKS UP TO

HIM SAYING HAPPY FATHER'S

DAY.

[APPLAUSE]

Reporter: THROUGH A

STETHOSCOPE, HE IS ABOUT

TO HEAR HIS DAUGHTER'S

HEART.

THE BEAUTY OF THAT WAU WAS,

WAS THERE WERE TWO FATHERS

ABLE TO CELEBRATE FATHER'S

DAY BECAUSE JACK IS ALIVE,

AND, OF COURSE, I'M THERE

AND ABBEY IS ALIVE.

SHE IS ALIVE INSIDE OF

JACK.

IT IS NOT ABOUT HOW MANY

CARS YOU HAVE OR HOMES YOU

HAVE OR HOW MUCH MONEY.

TO GIVE SOMEBODY LIFE FROM

A TRAGEDY LIKE THIS,

YOU'RE ABLE TO GIVE

SOMEBODY AN ORGAN TO HELP

THEM LIVE OR LIVE A BETTER

LIFE, SO MY DAUGHTER JUST,

AGAIN, SET AN EXAMPLE FOR

ME.

AND I'VE GOT TO FOLLOW IT.

AND THAT'S WHAT I'M TRYING

TO DO.

Gordon: NO GREATER

LOVE -- THAT IS A

WONDERFUL STORY.

YES, IT IS NOT ABOUT HOW

MANY CARS YOU HAVE, HOW

MUCH MONEY IS IN YOUR BANK

ACCOUNT.

CAN YOU GIVE LIFE?

CAN YOU SHARE OF YOURSELF

AND SHARE WITH OTHERS?

Terry: IF YOU EVER

QUESTIONED WHETHER YOU

SHOULD BE AN ORGAN DONOR

OR NOT, THAT STORY SORT OF

LEADS YOU DOWN THE RIGHT

PATH, DOESN'T IT?

Gordon: YES, IT DOES.

> WE ALL KNOW "DUCK

DYNASTY'S" SADIE

ROBERTSON, WE KNOW SHE CAN

HUNT, FISH, AND SHOOT A

GUN, BUT DID YOU KNOW SHE

CAN PREACH?

Terry: WELL,

RECENTLY.

SADIE WAS SPEAKING TO A

GROUP OF COLLEGE STUDENTS,

AND SHE SHARED A BRIEF

CLIP IN HER MESSAGE ON

Facebook.

I THINK WHEN YOU WATCH IT,

YOU'LL SEE WHY SO MANY

MILLIONS HAVE VIEWED IT.

TIME DOES NOT HEAL.

JESUS HEALS.

WHAT TIME DOES, TIME FOGS

THINGS A LITTLE BIT, AND

MAKES YOU FORGET ABOUT IT

FROM TIME TO TIME, BUT

WHENEVER SOMEBODY'S NAME

COMES UP OR SOMETHING IS

RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU, IF

YOU FEEL A DROP IN YOUR

STOMACH AND YOU DON'T FEEL

PEACE OR YOU FEEL FEAR,

THEN TIME DID NOT HEAL.

AND I CALL MY MENTOR AND I

SAID, I DON'T THINK I'M

REALLY HEALED FROM THIS.

AND SHE SAID, SADIE, THE

GOOD THING IS YOU CAN BE.

BUT THE BAD THING IS

YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO GO

THERE.

OOH!

BUT I DON'T WANT TO GO

THERE.

SHE SAID, WELL, YOU'RE

GOING TO HAVE TO.

IF YOU WANT GOD TO COVER

IT WITH TRUTH, THEN YOU

HAVE TO SPEAK OUT THE

LIES.

IF YOU WANT TO EXPERIENCE

GOD'S BEAUTY, YOU HAVE TO

EXHALE YOUR UGLY.

OOH, BUT I DON'T WANT TO.

BUT YOU HAVE TO.

SO I GOT DOWN ON MY KNEES,

HEAVY, BROKENHEARTED, AND

I WENT OUT THE MOMENT AND

THE WORDS THAT WERE SPOKEN

TO ME, AND THE TIMES I

FELT AFRAID, AND I HAD TO

GO THERE.

THE TIMES THAT THE WORLD

STEPPED ON ME, AND I HAD

TO REMIND MYSELF OF IT IN

EVERY SINGLE SITUATION.

EVERY TIME THE WORLD

STEPPED ON ME, SOMETHING

IN ME BEGAN TO GLOW

BECAUSE JESUS WAS COVERING

IT, AND HE WAS REDEEMING

IT AND HE WAS RESTORING IT

BECAUSE HE PROMISED ME HE

WOULD.

I JUST DIDN'T PROMISE HIM

I WOULD.

AND FINALLY WHEN I

PROMISED HIM I WOULD, HE

TOOK IT FROM ME.

AND WE BECAME IN AN

INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP THAT

CANNOT BE BROKEN.

AND, YES, NOW I AM

FEARLESS, AND I HAVE

WALKED AWAY FROM THAT.

Terry: BOY, SHE HAS

HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD

WITH WHAT SHE'S SAYING

ABOUT IT.

YOU'VE GOT TO GO BACK TO

IT TO GET RID OF IT.

HER "LIVE ORIGINAL" TOUR

KICKS OFF AGAIN THIS

OCTOBER.

THE WEBSITE IS

ISliveoriginal.com.

Gordon: DO YOU

BELIEVE THE NEXT GREAT

REVIVAL COULD START WITH

TEENAGERS?

Terry: ON

SEPTEMBER 23, 50,000

TEENAGERS ARE GOING TO

BRING THE GOSPEL TO

NATIONS.

IT IS CALLED "DARE TO

SHARE."

IMAGINE EVERY LAST

TEENAGER BEING REACHED

WITH THE HOPE OF CHRIST,

EVERY LAST ONE.

WHAT WOULD OUR SCHOOLS

LOOK LIKE?

WHAT WOULD OUR COMMUNITIES

LOOK LIKE?

WHAT WOULD OUR NATION LOOK

LIKE?

THAT'S WHY I'M EXCITED TO

TELL YOU ABOUT "DARE TO

SHARE LIVE."

IT'S ALL ABOUT ONE DAY,

ONE MISSION, ONE HOPE.

A LIVE SIMULCAST EVENT

HELD IN NATIONS FROM COAST

TO COAST, WHERE LITERALLY

TENS OF THOUSANDS OF

TEENAGERS ARE BEING

TRAINED, EQUIPPED, AND

UNLEASHED ON THIS ONE DAY

FOR ONE MISSION.

AND THAT ONE MISSION IS TO

REACH THEIR CITIES WITH

THE HOPE AND LOVE OF GOD.

HOW ARE THEY GOING TO DO

THAT?

THEY'RE GOING TO PRAY FOR

THEIR CITIES.

THEY'RE GOING TO PRAY FOR

REVIVAL.

THEY'RE GOING TO PRAY FOR

THEIR SCHOOLS.

THEY'RE GOING TO PRAY FOR

THIS NATION.

AND THEY'RE GOING TO SERVE

THEIR CITIES.

THEY'RE GOING TO VISIBLY

DEMONSTRATE THE LOVE OF

GOD THROUGH SERVICE

PROJECTS ACROSS THEIR

CITIES, AND THEY'RE GOING

TO ENGAGE PEOPLE IN GOSPEL

CONVERSATIONS AND THAT

HOPE THAT ONLY COMES FROM

JESUS.

ONE DAY, ONE MISSION, ONE

HOPE.

AND THAT HOPE IS THAT

EVERY LAST TEENAGER, EVERY

LAST ONE, ENCOUNTERS THE

LOVE OF GOD AND PUTS THEIR

FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST.

JOIN US ON SEPTEMBER 23,

2017, AND TOGETHER LET'S

CHANGE THE NATION WITH THE

HOPE OF JESUS CHRIST.

Gordon: WELL, IT'S

NOT TOO LATE TO SIGN UP.

IF YOU'D LIKE MORE

INFORMATION ABOUT THE

SEPTEMBER 23rd "DARE TO

SHARE" DAY, ALL YOU HAVE

TO DO IS GO TO THROUGH

WEBSITEdaretosharelive.or

g.

Terry: HERE IS A

STORY YOU'VE LOVE.

THERE IS A UNIQUE MINISTRY

CALLED BREAKTHROUGH, AND

IT IS SPECIFICALLY

DESIGNED FOR CHILDREN WITH

SPECIAL NEEDS.

Gordon: AFTER HEARING

A LESSON ON BAPTISM, ONE

OF THE CHILDREN ASKED TO

BE BAPTIZED AND THEN

ANOTHER ONE AND ANOTHER

ONE.

SO THE CHURCH PREPARED A

SPECIAL BAPTISM SERVICE

THAT COULD ACCOMMODATE THE

NEEDS OF EACH CHILD.

AND WHEN IT WAS ALL SAID

AND DONE, A TOTAL OF 12

CHILDREN MADE THEIR

PROFESSION OF FAITH.

SOME OF THE KIDS WERE

AFRAID OF THE WATER, AND

SOME OF THEM DIDN'T WANT

TO GET OUT.

CHRIS GORAN AND HIS TEAM

OF VOLUNTEERS ALL AGREED

IT WAS ONE OF THE MOST

BEAUTIFUL AND UNIQUE

BAPTISM SERVICES THEY HAD

EVER WITNESSED.

Gordon: I ALWAYS LOVE

BAPTISM SERVICES.

THEY'RE THE REAL DEAL.

AND IT CAME FROM MY

EXPERIENCES IN INDIA WHERE

BAPTISM WAS A SINGLE

MOMENT.

THEY COULD HAVE

EXPERIENCES, THEY COULD

PRAY TO JESUS, BUT IT WAS

WHEN THEY WERE BAPTIZED

THAT IT MADE A PUBLIC

STATEMENT TO THE WHOLE

COMMUNITY THAT THEY WERE

NOW CHRISTIANS.

AND IT'S A WONDERFUL

THING.

Terry: I'M ALSO

ALWAYS REALLY TOUCHED WHEN

I SEE A CHURCH THAT REALLY

BENDS -- RECOGNIZES AND

BENDS ITSELF TO INCLUDE

CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL

NEEDS AND THEIR FAMILIES

BECAUSE THAT ENTAILS SOME

ADDITIONAL OUTPOURING OF

LOVE, I THINK, TO DO THAT.

AND TO SEE HOW THIS WAS

RECEIVED AND HANDLED AND

HOW INCLUSIVE IT WAS FOR

EVERYONE IS PRETTY

SPECIAL.

ANOTHER GREAT TESTIMONY.

> WELL, COMING UP, IT

WAS LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT.

SHE SAID IN THIS REAL

GRAVELLY VOICE BECAUSE THE

TUBERCULOSIS WAS SO HIGH

IN HER LUNGS, SHE COULD

BARELY SPEAK.

SHE WENT, "HELLO, MAMA

BLANK," AND THAT MEANS

HELLO, WHITE MAMA.

Terry: HEAR HER STORY

TO RESCUE A DYING ORPHAN

IN HAITI.

IF YOU LOVE A HAPPY STORY,

YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS

THIS ONE.

STAY WITH US.

REGARDING WHAT GOD WANTS

ME TO DO.

AND THREE OF THEM

BASICALLY SAID, WE'VE GOT

YOUR BACK, WE'LL PRAY WITH

YOU.

AND ONE OF THEM SAID, YOU

SHARED IT WITH OUR SMALL

GROUP THAT YOU WERE

SEXUALLY MOLESTED WHEN YOU

WERE YOUNGER.

AND I KNOW YOU'VE BEEN

THROUGH A LOT OF CHRISTIAN

COUNSELLING, BUT JUST IN

CASE YOU WEREN'T FIXED,

YOU MIGHT UNWITTINGLY

TRANSFER SOME OF THAT

TRAUMA ON TO MOTHERHOOD.

MY ENCOURAGEMENT TO YOU

WOULD BE TO GO TO THE

NATIONAL HUMANE SOCIETY

AND ADOPT A DOG BECAUSE

YOU'RE REALLY GOOD WITH

PETS.

HER WORDS RESONATED WITH

THE DEEPEST FEAR IN ME,

THAT THERE WAS SOMETHING

IN ME SO DAMAGED IT REALLY

COULDN'T BE REDEEMED.

SO I TOOK MY ADOPTION

APPLICATION -- I WAS 40

YEARS OLD, AND I PUT IT IN

THE BACK OF MY FILE DRAWER

AT WORK.

I WENT TO THE NATIONAL

HUMANE SOCIETY AND ADOPTED

ANOTHER DOG.

I WAS 47 YEARS OLD BEFORE

I WAS FINALLY BRAVE ENOUGH

AND FELT GOD BIG ENOUGH TO

START THE ADOPTION PROCESS

AGAIN.

I WANTED TO GET A KID WHO

DIDN'T HAVE MUCH OF A SHOT

AT A MOMMY OR A DADDY.

I SAID IF THERE IS A CHILD

THAT DOESN'T HAVE A SHOT

LIKE THAT, THEN SIGN ME

UP.

AND I LOST TWO DOMESTIC

ADOPTIONS BEFORE A FRIEND

CALLED ME AND SAID, I JUST

GOT HOME FROM HAITI, AND

WHILE WE WERE THERE, ONE

OF THE YOUNG MAMAS DIED OF

AIDS, AND LEFT A TWO AND A

HALF-YEAR-OLD WHO IS

REALLY, REALLY SICK AND

SHE HAS H.I.V. AND

TUBERCULOSIS AND CHOLERA,

AND DOCTORS ARE SAYING SHE

IS NOT GOING TO MAKE IT,

BUT I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU.

WOULD YOU PRAY ABOUT THIS?

AND I SAID, NO, I'VE BEEN

PRAYING ABOUT THIS FOR 30

YEARS, SIGN ME UP.

SIX WEEKS LATER, I WAS IN

HAITI AND THEY PUT MISSY

IN MY ARMS FOR THE FIRST

TIME.

SHE WAS 19 POUNDS, TWO AND

A HALF YEARS OLD, SICK AS

COULD BE.

SHE REACHED HER LITTLE

BROWN FINGER UP AND

GRABBED MY PINKY FINGER

AND SAID IN THIS GRAVELLY

VOICE BECAUSE THE

TUBERCULOSIS WAS SO HIGH

IN HER LUNGS SHE COULD

BARELY SPEAK.

AND SHE WENT, "HELLO, MAMA

BLANC," AND THAT MEANS,

HELLO, WHITE MAMA.

AND I SAID, STICK A FORK

IN ME, I'M DONE.

INITIALLY IT WAS ONLY

GOING TO BE A COUPLE OF

MONTHS, BUT IT DRAGGED ON

AND DRAGGED ON.

I HAD TO MOVE HER FROM

THAT ORPHANAGE TO A LITTLE

FARTHER AWAY.

AND THAT WAS A YEAR AND A

HALF.

THEY THOUGHT MISSY'S

H.I.V. WAS HIGHLY

CONTAGIOUS, SO SHE WAS

COMPLETELY OSTER SIZE OSTRACIZED IN

THIS ORPHANAGE.

I DIDN'T KNOW ANY OF THIS.

AND I WENT DOWN THERE AND

I HADN'T SEEN HER FOR FOUR

MONTHS, AND I STARTED

SORTING THROUGH ALL OF THE

OTHER KIDS AND I COULDN'T

FIND MISSY, AND I STARTED

TO PANIC.

AND THE CLOSER I GOT TO

THIS SHAPE IN THE CORNER,

I REALIZED, THAT'S MY

CHILD, THAT'S MISSY, BY

HERSELF IN THE BASEMENT.

HER FACE WAS FILTHY.

SHE WAS JUST IN A DIAPER,

EVEN THOUGH SHE HAD BEEN

POTTY TRAINED FOR SEVERAL

YEARS BY THEN.

IT WAS LIKE NOBODY WANTED

TO ATTEND TO HER BECAUSE

THEY FELT SHE WAS

CONTAGIOUS.

I SQUATTED DOWN IN FRONT

OF HER, AND I SAID, BABY,

IT'S MAMA.

AND WHEN SHE LOOKED UP AND

REALIZED IT WAS ME, SHE

JUST WENT LIKE THIS.

AND I PICKED HER UP, AND I

FOUND UP A SHORT TIME

LATER SHE HADN'T BEEN HELD

IN PROBABLY MONTHS, AND I

WOULDN'T SET HER DOWN.

I THOUGHT MY CHILD WOULD

NEVER AGAIN NOT KNOW WHAT

IT IS LIKE TO HAVE

SOMEBODY WHO LOVES HER.

WHEN I GOT THE CALL YOU

CAN COME GET HER, I WAS

READY TO RUN TO HAITI.

I COULDN'T SLEEP.

I WAS SO EXCITED.

I WENT BY MYSELF TO HAITI

BECAUSE, I DON'T KNOW,

THERE WAS JUST SOMETHING

LIKE THAT LAST PART OF THE

JOURNEY WAS JUST GOING TO

BE MAMA AND DAUGHTER.

AND LEAVING THE ORPHANAGE,

AND HUGGING EVERYBODY, AND

SHE WAS -- YOU COULD TELL

SHE WAS LIKE, THIS IS MY

LOT IN LIFE.

WE GET ON THE PLANE AND

I'M SO AMPED UP I CAN'T

SLEEP.

I JUST HELD HER HAND THE

WHOLE WAY.

AND FRIENDS OF MINE HAD

GATHERED FROM ALL OVER TO

WAIT AT THE AIRPORT.

YOU COULD HEAR PEOPLE

SCREAMING IN THE NATIONAL

AIRPORT FOR MISSY.

BUT, I'M TELLING YOU,

EVERY DAY SINCE I BROUGHT

HER HOME IS SWEETER THAN

THE ONE BEFORE.

AND THE DAY AFTER I

BROUGHT HER HOME, WE WENT

STRAIGHT TO VANDERBILT

CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL.

SHE HAD PARASITES IN HER

BODY.

SHE HAD SOME EFFECTS OF

THE CLA CHOLERA AND H.I.V.

SYMPTOMS.

YOU GO, WHERE DO WE START?

AND I JUST KEPT THINKING,

ONE STEP AT A TIME.

HER HEALTH IS NOTHING

SHORT OF A MIRACLE NOW.

HER H.I.V. IS THE LOWEST

LEVEL OF UNDETECTABLE.

SO THERE IS LITERALLY NO

H.I.V. IN HER BLOOD RIGHT

NOW.

THERE IS NOT ONE SINGLE

SCAR ON HER LUNGS FROM THE

TUBERCULOSIS THAT ALMOST

KILLED HER WHEN SHE WAS A

BABY.

THERE ARE NO RESIDUAL

EFFECTS, NO SCARS, NO

NEGATIVE CONSEQUENCES, NO

LIVER TO TOXICITY.

HER LIFE EXPECTANCY IS

THAT OF A CHILD WHO NEVER

HAD H.I.V.

SHE WILL HAVE CHILDREN.

HER DOCTOR SAID, I CAN'T

EXPLAIN THIS.

HE IS ONE OF THE TOP

PEDIATRIC H.I.V.

SPECIALISTS IN THE WORLD,

AND HE SAID, I CAN'T

EXPLAIN THIS.

AND I SAID, OH, I CAN.

I CAN EXPLAIN IT.

I WANT HER TO HAVE A PEDAL

TO THE MEDDLE LIFE.

I WANT HER TO CELEBRATE,

AND TO LIVE IN THE LIGHT

OF THE REALITY THAT GOD

CELEBRATES HER.

I WAKE UP GRATEFUL EVERY

DAY.

I'M GRATEFUL, FIRST, FOR

THE GOODNESS OF GOD.

MISSY IS MY HOPE.

JESUS IS MY HOPE.

BUT THROUGH THIS STORY,

THINGS I HAD TAUGHT ABOUT

JESUS, BOOKS I HAD

WRITTEN, THINGS I STUDIED

IN SEMINARY, IT ALL BECOME BECAME

REAL.

Terry: IT IS REALLY

TRUE, ISN'T IT?

LOVE IS A FUNNY THING.

WE CAN READ ABOUT IT.

WE CAN TALK ABOUT IT.

BUT UNTIL WE ENGAGE IN IT

WITH SOMEONE THAT WE

GENUINELY LOVE AND CARE

ABOUT, WE DON'T REALIZE

JUST HOW AMAZING AND

WONDERFUL IT IS.

THERE ARE SO MANY LEVELS

OF THIS STORY THAT ARE

UNBELIEVABLE TO ME.

I MEAN, ONE IS JUST LISA'S

COMMITMENT, YOU KNOW, THAT

I'M GOING.

THIS LITTLE GIRL IS COMING

OUT OF THERE.

I'M STANDING FIRM.

THERE WERE SO MANY THINGS

IN HER LIFE, HER AGE,

PROBABLY HER WORK, THE

DAUNTING TASK OF GETTING

AN ADOPTED CHILD OUT OF

HAITI, FOR ONE THING.

ALONG THE WAY, YOU COULD

HAVE TOTALLY UNDERSTOOD IF

YOSHE WOULD HAVE SAID, GREAT

IDEA, BUT IT'S TOO HARD.

Gordon: WHAT WOULD

YOU SAY TO SOMEBODY WHO IS

THINKING ABOUT ADOPTION,

AND KNOWING THESE

HARDSHIPS, WHAT WOULD YOU

ADVICE THEM?

Terry: WELL, I THINK

THERE ARE SOME VERY

LEGITIMATE THINGS THAT WE

NEED TO KNOW BEFORE WE

TAKE A STEP LIKE THIS.

IT DOESN'T MEAN THAT YOU

DON'T ENGAGE IN THE

PROCESS, BUT EVEN THE

BIBLE SAYS, COUNT THE

COSTS BEFORE YOU BUILD A

HOUSE, AND THEN GET

EDUCATED.

FIND OUT WHAT YOU'RE GOING

TO NEED TO DO TO BUILD

THAT HOUSE.

IT DOESN'T MEAN DON'T GO.

IT JUST MEANS BE FULLY

PREPARED.

WHAT I SEE IN LISA IS THAT

THE JOY THAT GOD HAS GIVEN

HER -- THIS HAS BEEN A

RESIPRICAL BLESSING.

Gordon: BUT AREN'T

ALL ADOPTIONS THAT WAY?

Terry: WELL, I THINK

SO.

WHEN I THINK OF WHERE THIS

LITTLE GIRL WOULD BE IF

LISA HASN'T GONE --

Gordon: SHE WOULDN'T

HAVE MADE IT, PROBABLY.

Terry: AND SHE WOULD

HAVE DIED ALONE IN A

CORNER.

I KNOW IT IS NOT FOR

EVERYBODY, BUT LISA HAD A

HEART FOR IT.

AND I SAY IF GOD HAS GIVEN

YOU A HEART, RUN TO THE

AIRPORT OR WHEREVER.

SHE HAS WRITTEN AN AMAZING

BOOK, GORDON, AND IT'S

CALLED "THE SACRAMENT OF

HAPPY."

I LOVE THE TITLE OF THAT.

IT IS AVAILABLE WHEREVER

BOOKS ARE SOLD.

GOD PROMISES US JOY.

AND VERY OFTEN HE ALWAYS

GIVES US HAPPY, AND HAPPY

IS WONDERFUL.

Gordon: HAPPY IS

WONDERFUL.

AND ONE OF THE KEYS TO

HAPPY IS TO FIND SOMEONE

TO HELP.

Terry: YEAH.

Gordon: THE AMERICAN

DREAM, IF YOU WILL, IT'S

ABOUT YOUR CAR OR ABOUT

YOUR HOUSE OR ABOUT YOUR

CAREER.

YOU CAN HAVE ALL OF THOSE

THINGS AND NOT HAVE HAPPY.

HAPPINESS COMES WHEN YOU

ARE REALLY, TRULY GIVING

UP YOURSELF TO SOMEONE

ELSE.

Terry: AND TO PEOPLE

ALL AROUND US.

Gordon: ALL AROUND

US, YEAH.

BUT THINK OF THAT LITTLE

GIRL IN AN ORPHANAGE WHERE

NO ONE WOULD HUG HER.

Terry: YUP.

Gordon: AND YOU WOULD

LIKE TO THINK THAT'S ONE

IN A MILLION, BUT THE

REALITY IN ORPHANAGES, IS

THAT IS NOT ONE IN A

MILLION.

THAT IS ACTUALLY COMMON.

Terry: YEAH.

AND YET THE THING THAT IS

SO HOPEFUL THAT I SEE ARE

NATIONS ARE CHANGING THEIR

ATTITUDES ABOUT ADOPTION.

AND IN COUNTRY, WE'RE

SEEING FAMILIES RISE UP --

LOTS OF TIMES WITHIN THE

CHURCH, OF COURSE -- AND

SAYING, WE'LL TAKE THIS

CHILD.

WE'LL TAKE THAT SIBLING

GROUP.

AND I'M A HUGE PROPONENT

OF ALL OF THAT.

Gordon: IT IS ONE OF

THE MARKS OF CHRISTIANS,

WE'RE WILLING TO OPEN OUR

HOMES AND HAVE PEOPLE COME

IN AND BE PART OF OUR

FAMILY BECAUSE GOD OPENED

HIS HOME AND ALLOWED US TO

BE ADOPTED.

Terry: YUP.

Gordon: AND LET'S

SHOW FORTH HIS LIGHT.

> WELL, COMING UP, A

YOUNG BOY BECOMES A

CHRISTIAN IN ONE OF THE

MOST BUDDHIST NATIONS ON

EARTH.

SEE HOW IT HAPPENED, UP

NEXT.

DOESN'T MIND HIS SON

ATTENDING CHURCH.

IN FACT, HE WALKS HIM

THERE AND DROPS HIM OFF

EVERY SUNDAY.

I'M NOT AGAINST HIM

GOING.

I KNOW IF MY SON GOES TO

CHURCH AND HAS SOMETHING

TO HOLD ON TO, I THINK IT

IS A GOOD THING.

Reporter: AS HE

ATTENDS, HE HAS LEARNED

MORE ABOUT JESUS AND THE

BIBLE.

THIS IS HIS TEACHER, MISS

TORIGA.

ONE DAY WE WERE TALKING

ABOUT JESUS, AND I ASKED

HANGDANG, WOULD YOU LIKE

TO BE IN JESUS' FAMILY?

HE SAID HE WAS READY.

IN MY PRAYER, I SAID I

WANTED JESUS TO COME IN MY

HEART.

I PRAYED TO BE A CHRISTIAN

KID.

Reporter: AND

MS. TORIGA REPORTED HE HAS

TAKEN WHAT HE LEARNED HOME

TO HIS PARENTS.

HE TOLD ME WHEN HE WENT

HOME ONE DAY, HE SAID,

MAMA, OUR HOUSE HAS NO

JESUS, BUT JESUS IS AT MY

TEACHER'S HOUSE.

HE SAID, MOM, JESUS IS

REAL.

YOU MUST HAVE FAITH.

HE ALWAYS INVITES US TO

CHURCH ON SUNDAY.

Reporter: MEANWHILE,

THE PARENTS ARE STARTING

TO ATTEND "SUPERBOOK"

CLASS, TOO.

THE ADULTS, WHEN THEY

BRING THEIR KIDS, SOME OF

THEM SIT IN AND JOIN THE

CLASS.

IT IS NOT JUST THE

CARTOONS.

THEY STAY FOR THE BIBLE

LESSON, TOO.

I WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU

FOR "SUPERBOOK."

YOU PRODUCED THE BEST

LESSONS FOR CHILDREN.

I LOVE MY TEACHER AND I

LOVE "SUPERBOOK" SO MUCH.

Gordon: AMAZING

THINGS HAPPEN WHEN

CHILDREN SEE THE STORIES

OF THE BIBLE.

THEY ARE TOUCHED.

THE WORD OF GOD NEVER

RETURNS VOID.

AND WHEN BIBLE CHARACTERS

IN "SUPERBOOK" ARE

TALKING, THEY'RE TALKING

VERSES FROM THE BIBLE.

AND THE WONDERFUL THING

ABOUT ANIMATION IS WE'RE

ABLE TO TAKE IT INTO ALL

OF THE LANGUAGES OF THE

WORLD.

IT IS INCREDIBLE.

YOU CAN BE A PART OF IT.

YOU CAN BE A PART OF

TAKING THE STORIES OF THE

BIBLE TO THE CHILDREN OF

THE WORLD.

HOW?

BY JOINING THE "SUPERBOOK"

D.V.D.

WE'RE CLOSING IN -- WE'VE

ALREADY COMPLETED 42

LANGUAGES.

WE'RE CLOSING IN ON OUR

INITIAL GOAL, 55 LANGUAGES

AROUND THE WORLD.

AND ONCE WE HIT THAT GOAL,

WE WANT TO TAKE IT INTO

ALL OF THE TELEVISION

BROADCAST LANGUAGES, AND

THAT WILL BE OUR NEXT

GOAL.

BE A PART OF IT.

AND YOUR GIFT TO THE

"SUPERBOOK" D.V.D. CLUB

GOES INTO THE PRODUCTION

COSTS, TRANSLATION COSTS,

DISTRIBUTION COSTS, AND

YOU ENABLE US TO TAKE

THESE STORIES AROUND THE

WORLD.

AND FOR YOUR GIFT, WE WANT

TO SEND YOU NOT JUST ONE

COPY, BUT THREE COPIES OF

THE LATEST EPISODE, WHICH

IS THE STORY OF PETER AND

CORNELIUS.

AND THEN WE HAVE A SPECIAL

SUMMER SELECTION, WHERE

YOU GET THREE MORE

EPISODES ON TOP OF THAT

ONE.

SO IT IS SIX D.V.D.s FOR

A GIFT OF $25.

CALL US NOW:

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> HERE IS A WORD FOR

YOU: "EVERY GOOD AND

PERFECT GIFT IS FROM

ABOVE, COMING DOWN FROM

THE FATHER OF THE HEAVENLY

LIGHTS WHO DOES NOT

CHANGE."

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