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700 Club Interactive - July 18, 2017

Squire Rushnell & Louise DuArt share the secrets for recognizing God's signs, wonders and Godwinks, which will lead to more answered prayers. Read Transcript


Gordon: CAUGHT IN THE

CROSS-FIRE, ONE YOUNG MAN

NEARLY BLEEDS TO DEATH.

PLEASE, SAVE ME.

Gordon: FIND OUT WHAT

SAVES HIS LIFE.

IT IS A MIRACLE IN

ITSELF.

Gordon: PLUS, HEAR

HOW YOU CAN EXPERIENCE

GOD'S SIGNS, WONDERS, AND

EARNSED PRAYERS, ALL ON

TODAY'S "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

GOORNLG, AND WELCOME TOGOORNLGGOOD MORNING AND WELCOME

TO THE SHOW.

IT IS SUMMERTIME, WHICH

MEANS LOTS OF FAMILIES

PLAYING OUTSIDE OR BIKE

RIDING.

Terry: SCOTTIE PARKER

IS RIDING ACROSS THE

COUNTRY TO RAISE MONEY FOR

SAFE WATER.

HE HAS BEEN RIDING SINCE

JUNE, FROM THE SANTA

MONICA PEER IN CALIFORNIA,

TO NORTH CHARLESTON, SOUTH

CAROLINA.

THAT RIDE IS A TOTAL OF

3,270 MILES, AND IT WILL

TAKE HIM OVER EIGHT WEEKS

TO COMPLETE.

Gordon: SCOTTIE WAS

ONLY SEVEN WHEN HE HEARD

HOW CHILDREN ARE DYING

FROM LACK OF CLEAN WATER.

AND HE SAYS THAT REALITY

HIT HIM LIKE A SLAP IN THE

FACE.

SO HE DECIDED TO DO

SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

AT 10 YEARS OLD, SCOTTIE

BIKED FROM GREENEVILLE,

SOUTH CAROLINA TO

CHARLESTON, SOUTH

CAROLINA, AND RAISED

$70,000, WHICH WAS ENOUGH

TO INSTALL THREE CLEAN

WATER SYSTEMS.

SCOTTIE THEN VISITED VISITED

HONDURAS, AND SAW HOW THE

CLEAN WATER TRANSFORMED

PEOPLE'S LIVES, AND

DECIDED HE WANTED TO DO

EVEN MORE.

HE IS HOPING TO RAISE

$500,000 WITH HIS CURRENT

RIDE ACROSS AMERICA.

TODAY HE HAS RAISED OVER

$330,000, AND IS BIKING

THROUGH KENTUCKY AS WE

SPEAK.

AND YOU GO.

IT IS A WONDERFUL THING.

Terry: ABSOLUTELY.

Gordon: YOU LOOK AT

THIS AND GO, ONLY IN

AMERICA.

MY GOODNESS, JUST A CHILD

SAYS, IT HIT ME LIKE A

SLAP IN THE FACE.

I'M GOING TO DO SOMETHING

ABOUT IT.

HIS FIRST TIME OUT,

$70,000, AND ALREADY UP TO

$330,000 TOWARDS A GOAL OF

HALF A MILLION.

Terry: A LITTLE CHILD

SHALL LEAD THEM.

Gordon: WHEN WE SEE

THE IMPACT OF CLEAN WATER

ON PEOPLE.

MY FIRST INTRODUCTION TO

WHAT IT WAS LIKE IN THE

THIRD WORLD WAS IN A

VILLAGE IN INDIA, WHERE IF

YOU WANTED A HOT SHOWER,

YOUR BUCKET HAD TO GO SIT

IN THE SUN FOR A WHILE.

THE DAILY GRIND OF IT.

WHERE WE GO TO THE FAUCET

AND TURN IT ON AND GET

CLEAN WATER.

THEY HAVE TO GO PUMP FROM

A WATER WELL, IF THEY HAVE

ONE.

AND IT JUST CONSUMES TIME.

IF THEY DON'T HAVE A

FRESH-WATER WELL, THEY'RE

GOING DOWN TO A CREEK,

THEY'RE GOING DOWN TO A

POND, THEY'RE GOING TO

WHERE THE ANIMALS ARE.

YOU SEE THE EFFECT.

THE INFANT MORTALITY, THIS

HAS REAL CONSEQUENCES WHEN

YOU'RE DRINKING

CONTAMINATED WATER?

A. ANWATER.

WHAT IT DOES TO CHANGE A

VILLAGE, CHANGE A FAMILY,

AND IT RELIEVES A LOT OF

TIME ON THE WOMEN.

SO YAY.

I LOVE IT.

Terry: AND HE WASN'T

JUST COMPASSIONATE AND

SEEING THEIR NEED, HE DID

SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

> HERE IS ANOTHER

INSPIRING STORY FOR YOU:

ONE TEXAS MAN WILL NO

LONGER HAVE TO WALK THE

THREE MILES TO WORK EVERY

DAY -- CAN I JUST SAY IT

IS HOT IN TEXAS -- A

STRANGERS RAISED MONEY TO

BUY HIM A CAR.

Gordon: MITCHELL

PICKED UP 20-YEAR-OLD JUS

JUSTIN GORBA WHO WAS

WALKING IN THE HEAT.

HE SAID HE WAS SAVING UP

TO BUY A CAR SINCE IT WAS

A THREE-MILE WALK.

EMMY POSTED A SELFIE,

PRAISING JUSTIN'S WORK

ETHIC, AND THEN CAME UP

WITH THE IDEA TO RAISE

MONEY TO BUY A CAR FOR

JUSTIN.

MORE THAN $5,500 WAS

COLLECTED IN JUST 48

HOURS.

A GROUP OF COMMUNITY

MEMBERS SURPRISED JUSTIN

WITH A USED TOYOTA CAMRY,

AND IT WAS CAUGHT ON

VIDEO.

HERE IT IS.

[CHEERING]

[YELLING]

OH!

Terry: HOW DO YOU

SPELL STUNNED?

Gordon: I HAVE TO PUT

MY TACO DOWN.

THAT WAS ABSOLUTELY

INCREDIBLE.

Terry: IT IS

WONDERFUL.

I LOVE WHEN SOMEBODY

ACTUALLY GOES THE EXTRA

MILE LIKE THAT --

Gordon: SEE A NEED;

SOW A NEED.

Terry: MANY COMMUNITY

MEMBERS, INCLUDING A LOCAL

RESTAURANT AND A CARE

DEALERSHIP MADE THAT

HAPPEN.

ENOUGH MONEY WAS LEFT OVER

TO PAY FOR TWO YEARS OF

INSURANCE, TWO YEARS OF

OIL CHANGES, AND THE GIFT

OF A $500 GAS CARD.

Gordon: THAT'S GOING

THE EXTRA MILE AND THEN

SOME.

I LOVE THAT STORY.

> WHEN JESSICA AND DERRY

SIMMONS FIRST SAW

BEACH-GOERS STARING

TOWARDS THE WATER IN

PANAMA CITY BEACH, THEY

ASSUMED SOMEONE SPOTTED A

SHARK.

THEN THEY NOTICED NEARLY A

DOZEN BOBBING HEADS CRYING

DESPERATELY FOR HELP.

SIX MEMBERS OF ONE FAMILY

AND FOUR OTHER SWIMMERS

HAD BEEN SWEPT AWAY BY

POWERFUL RIP CURRENTS.

JESSICA AND DERRICK WERE

ABLE TO GET VISITORS

BANDED TOGETHER, OVER 80

PEOPLE, AND THEY FORMED A

HUMAN CHAIN IN THE WATER

AND SAVED ALL OF THE

SWIMMERS.

JESSICA SAYS SHE WAS JUST

FOLLOWING GOD'S LEAD.

INSTEAD OF THINKING

NEGATIVE ABOUT THE

SITUATION, I THOUGHT

POSITIVE: I WILL GET THEM

OUT.

I BELIEVE THE BIBLE WHEN

IT SAID DEATH AND LIFE ARE

IN THE POWER OF THE TONGUE

AND THEY THAT LOVE IT

SHALL EAT THE FRUIT

THEREOF.

IF YOU SPEAK OF DEATH OR

BAD THINGS, IT WILL COME.

I ALWAYS BELIEVE IT CAN BE

IN OUR MINDS, TOO, WHEN WE

THINK OF THE WORSE, IT

SHALL COME.

ALWAYS BE POSITIVE, NO

MATTER WHAT THE SITUATION

MAY BE.

I WAS JUST FOLLOWING GOD'S

ORDERS.

AND THAT IS A LESSON FOR

ALL OF US.

HOW OFTEN IN THE DAY DO WE

GET NEGATIVE AND WE START

DOING DOOM AND GLOOM, AND

WHOA IS ME, AND THE FUTURE

IS NOT BRIGHT, AND IT'S

DARK, AND ALL OF THAT.

IT IS THE POWER OF THE

TONGUE.

AND YOU SAY, LET'S DO

SOMETHING.

THERE IS A OBVIOUS

DISASTER WORKING ITSELF

OUT BEFORE YOUR EYES, AND

YOU SAY, NO, WE'VE GOT 80

PEOPLE HERE.

Terry: AND IN THIS

CASE, FEAR.

A LOT OF PEOPLE WOULD SAY,

THEY'RE TOO FAR OUT.

Gordon: IF THE RIP

CURRENT TOOK THEM OUT, AND

I GET IN THAT SAME WATER,

IS IT GOING TO TAKE ME

OUT?

Terry: EXACTLY.

AND THEY WENT ANYWAY.

I LOVE THAT.

TWO DOZEN EVANGELICAL

LEADERS SPONTANEOUSLY

PRAYED WITH PRESIDENT

TRUMP IN THE OVAL OFFICE

LAST MONTH.

JOHNNY MOORE AT LIBERTY

UNIVERSITY POSTED PICTURES

OF THAT PRAYER TIME ON

SOCIAL MEDIA, BUT

EMPHASIZED THAT IT WAS

MORE THAN JUST A PHOTO

OPPORTUNITY.

HE SAID IT SHOWS A

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE

EVANGELICAL COMMUNITY AND

THIS ADMINISTRATION.

WHITE HOUSE PRESS

SECRETARY SARAH SANDERS

WAS ASKED ABOUT IT DURING

A BRIEFING, AND SHE SAID,

IT WAS NOTHING UNUSUAL.

JUST A TIME OF REGULAR

PRAYER WITH THE MEMBER'S

FAITH GROUP.

Terry: WE NEED PRAYER

IN THE OVAL OFFICE.

Gordon: WE NEED

PRAYER THROUGHOUT CAPITOL

HILL.

I ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO

PRAY FOR OUR LEADERS.

I HAVE NEVER SEEN THE

COUNTRY THIS DIVIDED.

YOU GO BACK IN OUR

HISTORY, YES, THERE WAS A

CIVIL WAR.

BUT RIGHT NOW IT JUST

DOESN'T SEEM TO BE

AGREEMENT AT ALL BETWEEN

THE TWO PARTIES.

EVERYTHING SEEMS TO BE IN

ATTACK MODE.

LET'S PRAY FOR OUR

LEADERSHIP AND PRAY FOR

WISDOM.

> ACCORDING TO A STUDY

OF THE RELIGIOUS SERVICE

ON RELATIONSHIPS, FAMILIES

AND COUPLES WHO ATTEND

CHURCH TOGETHER ARE MORE

LIKELY TO BE HAPPY THAN

THOSE THAT DON'T.

Terry: THIS HOLDS

TRUE EVEN IN DIFFERENCES

OF RACE, AGE, EDUCATION,

MARITAL STATUS, REGION,

AND OTHER FACTORS.

YOU MAY ASK HOW DOES

CHURCH ATTENDANCE ENHANCE

RELATIONSHIPS?

ONE, IT REINFORCES THE

FAMILY'S VALUES.

TWO, IT LENDS A

RELATIONSHIP A HIGHER

PURPOSE.

THREE, IT ESTABLISHES A

TRADITION.

AND FOUR, IT FIS STATES FACILITATES

MAKING SHARED FRIENDS.

Gordon: AND ACCORDING

TO ANOTHER STUDY, ONE FROM

VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY,

CHURCH-GOERS HAVE LOWER

BLOOD PRESSURE, HIGHER

IMMUNE SYSTEMS, AND ARE

LESS LIKELY TO ABUSE

ALCOHOL AND DRUGS, AND

SHOW LOWER RATES OF

DEPRESSION AND SUICIDE,

AND AS A RESULT, LIKELY TO

LIVE LONGER THAN

NON-CHURCH-GOERS.

GO TO CHURCH, IT'S GOOD

FOR YOU.

Terry: ABSOLUTELY.

COMING UP, WE HAVE A

COUPLE THAT DEFINITELY

AGREES WITH THAT LAST

STORY.

THE BEST-SELLING AUTHORS

OF "THE GOD WINK SERIES."

AND THEY SHARE HOW WE CAN

ALL EXPERIENCE SIGNS AND

WONDERS.

THEY'RE JOINING US LIVE

WHEN WE COME BACK.

Terry: MANY PEOPLE

EXPERIENCE EVENTS THAT ARE

JUST TOO SPECIAL TO BE

CHALKED UP TO MERE CHANCE.

SQUIRE RUSHNELL AND HIS

WIFE LOUISE DUART BELIEVE

THESE ARE OFTEN DISMISSED

TOO OFTEN AND USUALLY MEAN

SOMETHING MUCH MORE

SIGNIFICANT.

TAKE A LOOK.

Reporter: A MAN TAKES

A LONG ROAD TRIP WITH HIS

FAMILY AND STOPS AT A

RANDOM GAS STATION.

AS HE WALKS PAST THE PAY

PHONE, IT RINGS.

HE ANSWERS.

IT'S FOR HIM.

AN AIRMAN BECOMES A

PRISONER OF WAR IN

VIETNAM.

WHILE HE ENDURES SIX YEARS

OF HARSH CAPTIVITY, A A

16-YEAR-OLD CHEERLEADER

PRAYS FOR HIM EVERY NIGHT.

FOUR YEARS LATER, THEIR

PANTHERS CROSS IN A 55,000

FEET BASEBALL STADIUM.

ACCORDING TO SQUIRE

RUSHNELL AND HIS WIFE,

THESE AREN'T MERE

COINCIDENCES, BUT DIVINE

APPOINTMENTS.

THEY CALL THEM "GOD

WINKS."

IN THEIR NEW BOOK, THEY

SHARE SECRETS TO SEEING

GOD'S SIGNS, WONDERS, AND

ANSWERED PRAYERS.

Terry: JOINING ME NOW

OR SCIE SQUIRE RUSHNELL AND

LOUISE DUART.

THANK YOU.

Terry: WE'VE BEEN

TALKING ABOUT "GOD WIN," A

FEW YEARS, AND HE STARTED

WRITING 15 YEARS AGO --

THAT'S RIGHT.

WHILE YOU GUYS WERE DOING

YOUR SHOW, I WAS WRITING

BOOKS.

Terry: I REMEMBER

HEARING THAT THE RATTA RATTA TAT

TAT.

WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY "THE

GOD WINK AFFECT?"

15 YEARS AGO, I HAD NO

IDEA WHAT A GOD WINK WAS.

I WAS JUST STARTING TO BE

FASCINATED WITH

COINCIDENCES.

AND THIS LITTLE WORD "GOD

WINK" CAME INTO MY MIND,

AND I THOUGHT, WHAT A NICE

LITTLE WORD THAT IS.

IT IS LIKE GOD SPEED, GOD

SEND, GOD WINK.

AND I REALIZED IF THERE

WAS NO COINCIDENCE TO

COINCIDENCE, WE NEEDED

SOMETHING TO CALL IT.

IF IT CAME FROM A DIVINE

SOURCE.

SO THIS LITTLE WORD "GOD

WINK" I PUT INTO MY

MANUSCRIPT, AND IT FIT.

AND THEN WHEN I STARTED

TALKING TO PEOPLE ABOUT

GOD WINKS, THEY GOT IT

IMMEDIATELY.

AND IT STARTED GOING INTO

THE LANGUAGE, STARTED

GOING INTO DICTIONARIES.

AND NOW HERE WE ARE, AND

IT'S A WORD.

Terry: IT REMINDS ME

OF ONE OF THE JEWISH NAMES

FOR GOD, JEHOVAH ROHI, AND

I AM THE GOD TO SEES YOU.

AND THEY HAVE THE WORD

BISHART, AND THERE ARE NO

COINCIDENCES.

LIKE YOUR PERFECT LOVE HAS

ALREADY BEEN CHOSEN WHILE

YOU WERE IN THE WOMB.

THERE IS NO WORD

COINCIDENCE IN THE HEBREW

LANGUAGE.

BECAUSE THEY BELIEVE

EVERYTHING COMES FROM GOD

THE FATHER.

SO THERE IS NO

COINCIDENCE.

Terry: YOUR SUBTITLE

IS "SEVEN SECRETS TO GOD'S

SIGNS, WONDERS, AND

ANSWERED PRAYER."

WHAT DO YOU MEAN BO BY THAT?

WHAT'S THE FIRST SECRET?

THE FIRST SECRET IS

P-R-A-Y.

THE MORE YOU PRAY, THE

MORE GOD WINKS YOU'LL

HAVE.

BECAUSE GOD WANTS TO TALK

TO YOU.

HE WANTS YOU TO TALK TO

HIM, AND HE WANTS TO TALK

BACK TO YOU.

AND THE LITTLE GOD WINKS

ARE HIS WAY OF

NON-VERBALLY COMMUNICATING

WITH YOU.

Terry: AND LOUISE,

ONE OF THE THINGS YOU

WRITE ABOUT IN THE BOOK IS

IT IS IMPORTANT TO ASK.

YOU WOULD THINK THAT WE

KNOW THAT.

UH-HUH.

Terry: BUT SOMETIMES

WE THINK OF GOD BEING UP

THERE AND FAR AWAY.

AND A LOT OF PEOPLE

THINK, I CAN'T ASK HIM FOR

THAT.

IT'S JUST SOME LITTLE

THING.

AND I WON'T ASK FOR

MYSELF.

BUT THAT'S NOT WHAT GOD

SAYS.

HE WANTS US TO ASK AND

COME BEFORE HIM HUMBLY.

THE THING THAT I FIND WITH

GOD WINKS IS PEOPLE LOOK

AT THEM AS HANDRAILS.

THEY START SEEING THEIR

LIFE AS A PLAN AND A

PURPOSE.

WE'RE NOT A TWIG GOING

DOWN STREAMS, DESTINATIONS

UNKNOWN.

IN JEREMIAH, GOD TELLS US

HE HAS A PLAN AND A

PURPOSE FOR OUR LIFE.

HOW DO WE TAP INTO THAT?

OUR SPIRITUAL LIVES HAVE

TO CONNECT.

WE HAVE TO HAVE THE MINDS

OF CHRIST AND THE EYES OF

CHRIST.

Terry: AND YOU TALK

ABOUT TRUSTING THAT, AND

WALKING THAT WITH

EXPECTANCY.

I WANT YOU TO TELL ME

ABOUT KATE'S STORY.

IT IS ASTONISHING, REALLY.

KATE WAS A DELIGHTFUL

PERSON WHO HAD THE GOAL --

AND SHE STILL DOES -- OF

MAKING ONE PERSON UPLIFTED

EVERY SINGLE DAY BY

SOMETHING SHE WOULD DO.

AND SO SHE GOT THE PERFECT

JOB.

AFTER SHE HAD A SERIES OF

TERRIBLE HEALTH ISSUES AND

FINANCIAL ISSUES, SHE GOT

A PART-TIME JOB AT CRACKER

BARREL.

AND THEY PUT HER AT THE

CASH REGISTER, WHICH WAS

PERFECT FOR HER BECAUSE

SHE COULD SAY HELLO TO

PEOPLE AND COME BACK

AGAIN, AND HAVE A

WONDERFUL TIME.

SHE WAS REALLY WRESTLING,

THOUGH, WITH A VERY

SERIOUS PROBLEM.

HER SON WAS GETTING

MARRIED IN ARIZONA.

SHE WAS LIVING IN FLORIDA.

AND SHE COULDN'T AFFORD TO

GO.

AND SHE COULDN'T AFFORD TO

BUY A TICKET.

EVERY DAY SHE PRAYED, AND

SHE SAID, GOD, IF YOU WANT

ME AT THAT WEDDING, YOU

WILL MAKE THE WAY.

AND SO SHE ASKED.

AND SHE BELIEVED THAT GOD

WOULD BE ABLE TO ANSWER

HER PRAYER.

AND SHE HAD AN EXPECTANCY

THAT HER PRAYER WAS GOING

TO COME TRUE.

Terry: EVEN THE DAY

BEFORE THE WEDDING --

WELL, IT WAS THE

EVENING BEFORE.

AND THERE SHE WAS AT THE

CASH REGISTER, AND

SOMEBODY CAME BY AND SAID,

WHY AREN'T YOU AT YOUR

SON'S WEDDING?

WELL, SHE DIDN'T KNOW WHAT

TO SAY ABOUT THAT.

JUST THEN SHE LOOKED UP

AND THERE WERE TWO FLIGHT

ATTENDANTS, AND THE FLIGHT

ATTENDANT FROM SOUTHWEST

SAID YOUR SON IS GETTING

MARRIED?

AND SHE SAID, YES, BUT I

CAN'T AFFORD TO GO AND SHE

TRIED TO MAKE A JOKE OUT

OF IT AND SO FAR.

AND A FEW MINUTES LATER,

THE FLIGHT ATTENDANTS HAD

LEFT AND THEY CAME BACK

AND THEY HAD SMILES ON

THEIR FACES.

AND THEY SAID, CAN YOU GET

TOMORROW OFF?

AND THE GIRL NEXT TO HER

SAID, OH, SURE, I CAN TAKE

HER SHIFT FOR HER.

SHE SAID, WE FOUND TWO

BUDDY PASSES IN OUR BAG IN

THE CAR, ONE TICKET TO GET

YOU THERE, AND ONE TICKET

TO GET YOU BACK.

THEY TOOK OUT THEIR PHONE

AND STARTED MAKING THE

RESERVATIONS.

SHE WAS ON THE FIRST

FLIGHT IN THE MORNING.

SHE GOT TO HER SON'S

WEDDING.

SHE BELIEVED.

SHE PRAYED AND SHE ASKED.

Terry: THE STORIES IN

HERE ARE ASTONISHING.

DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE,

LOUISE?

THERE ARE SO MANY

FAVORITES.

THERE WAS ONE WE ACTUALLY

FOUND FROM "THE 700 CLUB."

THE TWO GUYS, ONE HAD

GIVEN HIM A KIDNEY

TRANSPLANT, AND ONE WAS

HEARING A SONG, SOW MERCY

FOR ME.

AND HE MET UP WITH A

PASTOR, AND HE SAID, THAT

IS MY FAVORITE SONG.

THEY HADN'T MET EACH

OTHER.

AND FOR SOME REASON, THE

PASTOR WENT ON A

Facebook POST AND HE SAW

HIS WIFE NEEDED A KIDNEY.

HE GIVES HIM HIS KIDNEY,

AND AFTER THE OPERATION,

THE PASTOR FINDS OUT IF HE

DID NOT GIVE THIS KIDNEY

TO THIS MAN, HE WOULD HAVE

DIED BECAUSE HE HAD AN

EMBOLISM THAT WAS HIDING

BEHIND THE KIDNEY.

Terry: THAT'S WHAT

YOU SAY IN THE BOOK, THESE

GOD WIN, ARKS ARE SELDOM JUST

CONNECTED TO ONE PERSON.

IT IS A GREAT TAPESTRY

THAT GOD IS CREATING.

WHAT DO YOU WANT THE

TAKE-AWAY TO BE?

I WANT THE TAKE-AWAY TO

BE HOPE AND ENCOURAGEMENT.

THAT IS BASICALLY WHAT IT

IS.

AND WHEN YOU READ THIS

BOOK AND YOU READ THESE

STORIES ABOUT REAL PEOPLE,

WHO ARE JUST LIKE YOU.

GOD WINKS HAPPEN TO

EVERYBODY.

AND OUR PLAN IS TO GET

EVERYBODY TO OPEN THEIR

EYES.

THEY'RE LIKE GIFTS LEFT ON

A DOORSTEP.

WE'RE JUST TRYING TO GIVE

YOU THE KEYS TO HELP YOU

UNLOCK THE DOOR AND GET

YOUR GIFT.

Terry: THE BOOK IS

CALLED "THE GOD WINK

EFFECT: SEVEN SECRETS TO

GOD'S SIGNS, WONDERS, AND

ANSWERED PRAYERS."

THANK YOU.

WE'RE GOING TO WATCH FOR

THE HALLMARK MOVIES.

GOD WINK HALLMARK

MOVIES, WATCH FOR THEM.

Gordon: STILL TO

COME, A FRESH MAN ATTENDS

A PARTY HIS FIRST NIGHT OF

COLLEGE, AND A FIGHT

BREAKS OUT.

I HEARD A SCREAM, AND

GUNSHOTS ARE GOING OFF.

I TOOK THREE STEPS AND MY

LEG GAVE OUT.

I WAS LITERALLY IN A POOL

OF MY OWN BLOOD.

Gordon: WATCH HOW

THIS TRAGIC SHOOTING SETS

THE STAGE FOR A MIRACLE.

THAT'S NEXT, WHEN WE COME

BACK.

Gordon: WHEN THE

PHONE RANG IN MANDY HALL'S

HOTEL ROOM, SHE COULD HAVE

NEVER IMAGINED WHAT SHE

WAS ABOUT TO HEAR.

EARLIER THAT DAY, SHE AND

HER HUSBAND HAD GOTTEN

THEIR SON, GARRETT,

SETTLED IN HIS COLLEGE

DORM ROOM.

NOW THE VOICE ON THE OTHER

END OF THE PHONE WAS

SAYING, YOUR SON HAS BEEN

IN AN ACCIDENT.

I HEARD SCREAMING.

GUNSHOTS WERE GOING OFF.

I TOOK THREE STEPS, AND MY

LEG GAVE OUT.

AND I WAS LITERALLY IN A

POOL OF MY OWN BLOOD AND

IT WAS CRYING OUT TO GOD,

JUST, PLEASE SAVE ME.

Reporter: GARRETT

HALL WAS A STAR ATHLETE IN

HIGH SCHOOL, ESPECIALLY

FOOTBALL.

HE HOPED IT WOULD BE HIS

TICKET TO A COLLEGE

SCHOLARSHIP.

I WANTED TO PLAY

FOOTBALL.

THAT'S WHAT I PLAYED WHEN

I WAS A KID.

THAT WAS INSTILLED IN MY

HEAD, HEY, THAT'S WHAT I'M

GOING TO DO FOR THE REST

OF MY LIFE.

TO WATCH MY SON PLAY

FOOTBALL IS VERY EXCITING.

ILIZE I LIVED FOR FRIDAY

NIGHTS.

I LOOKED WATCHING HIM

DO WHAT HE LOVES.

Reporter: WHEN

GARRETT DIDN'T GET A

SCHOLARSHIP, HE ENROLLED

IN A PREP SCHOOL IN

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA.

AFTER THAT, I WANTED TO

GO TO A DIVISION TWO OR

DIVISION ONE SCHOOL.

I HAD BOTH KINDS OF

SCHOOLS LOOKING AT ME

GOING INTO THE PREP

SCHOOL.

Reporter: THAT JULY

GARRETT REPORTED TO SCHOOL

FOR SUMMER PRACTICES.

AFTER HELPING HIM MOVE

INTO HIS DORM, HIS FAMILY

RETURNED TO THEIR HOTEL.

WE WERE VERY EXCITED TO

SEE WHAT THE FUTURE HAD IN

STORE FOR GARRETT.

SEE WHAT GOD HAD IN STORE

FOR GARRETT.

Reporter: THAT FIRST

NIGHT, A TEAMMATE

SUGGESTED THEY GO TO A

PARTY.

WHEN WE SHOWED UP AT

THE PARTY, I IMMEDIATELY

WAS, MAN, WE SHOULDN'T BE

HERE.

I SAW SOME THINGS I DIDN'T

WANT TO BE ASSOCIATED

WITH.

WE STAYED FOR FIVE TO 10

MINUTES AND WE LEFT.

Reporter: MINUTES

LATER, A FIGHT BROKE OUT

IN THE HOUSE, AND PEOPLE

STARTED RUNNING OUT.

I HEARD A SCREAM -- A

GIRL SCREAMING.

I TURNED AROUND, AND

GUNSHOTS ARE GOING OFF.

I TOOK THREE STEPS, AND MY

LEG GAVE OUT.

I COULDN'T MOVE.

I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT WAS

GOING ON.

EVERYTHING WAS BLURRY.

I WAS LITERALLY IN A POOL

OF MY OWN BLOOD.

I STARTED CRYING OUT TO

GOD, JUST SAYING, PLEASE

SPARE MY LIFE.

I CAN'T DIE.

PLEASE DON'T LET THIS BE

MY TIME.

Reporter: BY THE TIME

POLICE ARRIVED, THE

SHOOTER HAD FLED AND WAS

NEVER FOUND.

THEY DISCOVERED GARRETT IN

THE STREET, SHOT IN THE

THIGH AND BLEEDING BADLY.

E.M.T.s TOOK GARRETT TO

THE E.R., WHERE THE STAFF

NOTIFIED HIS PARENTS.

WHEN WE ARRIVED AT THE

HOSPITAL, IT DIDN'T FEEL

REAL.

Reporter: VASCULAR

SURGEON DR. FRANK ARGO

EXPLAINED WHAT HAPPENED.

THE BULLET WENT AND HIT

NEAR THE BONE AND HIT THE

ARTERY AND THE VEIN.

IT SHUT THE BLOOD FLOW OFF

TO THE LOWER PART OF THE

FOOT.

A TRUE RISK OF LIMB LOSS

THAT COULD BE

LIFE-THREATENING AS WELL.

AT THAT POINT,

EVERYTHING JUST STOPPED.

THE RHYM ROOM JUST STARTED

SPINNING.

THE FIRST THING I

WANTED TO DO AND DID WAS

PRAY.

GOD, PLEASE PUT YOUR HAND

ON MY SON AND TAKE CARE OF

HIM.

WE WERE JUST IN SHOCK.

I IMMEDIATELY, IN MY MIND,

STARTED PRAYING.

Reporter: THE FAMILY

GOT TO SEE GARRETT BEFORE

SURGERY.

HE WAS LAYING ON HIS

SIDE.

ALL I COULD SEE WAS BLOOD.

HE WAS JUST POODL POOLED IN THE

BED HE WAS LAYING IN.

THAT TERRIFIED ME.

I WAS JUST PRAYING THAT

GOD WOULD HEAL HIM AND LET

HIM PLAY FOOTBALL AGAIN.

IT WAS HARD TO WALK IN

THE ROOM AND SEE MY SON

LAYING THERE.

WHEN I DISFINALL DID FINALLY SEE

GARRETT AND LOOKED AT HIM

EYE TO EYE, IT GAVE ME

HOPE.

Reporter: DOCTORS

TOOK GARRETT INTO SURGERY,

HOPING TO SAVE HIS LEG.

BONE, ARTERY AND VEINS.

IIT IS VERY HARD TO GET

FULL FUNCTION BACK IF THE

TWO ARE DIVIDED.

I CAN HONESTLY SAY I

HAVE NEVER PRAYED SO HARD

IN MY ENTIRE LIFE.

AND I PROBABLY NEVER CRIED

AS HARD, EITHER.

WE CALLED SEVERAL OF

OUR FRIENDS, FAMILY

MEMBERS, AND ASKED THEM TO

PRAY FOR GARRETT.

Reporter: AFTER FIVE

HOURS OF SURGERY, DR. ARGO

CAME OUT WITH GOOD NEWS.

THE FACT HE COMPLETELY

MISSED THE NERVE AND JUST

GOT THE ARTERY AND VEIN,

IS A MIRACLE IN ITSELF.

IT WAS A HUGE RELIEF

FOR ME, HEARING THE

DOCTOR'S REPORT THAT HE

WILL BE OKAY, THE SURGERY

WENT WELL.

Reporter: AFTER A

YEAR OF REHAB, GARRETT WAS

ABLE TO TRY OUT FOR

LIBERTY UNIVERSITY AS A

WALK-ON.

TO SEE MY SON PLAY

FOOTBALL AGAIN, IT BROUGHT

GREAT JOY TO ME.

TO BE HONEST WITH YOU,

I DIDN'T THINK HE EVER

WOULD PLAY FOOTBALL AGAIN.

IF HE WOULD WALK NORMAL, I

WOULD HAVE BEEN HAPPY WITH

THAT.

I ALWAYS HEARD OF

MIRACLES, BUT I JUST

WITNESSED ONE.

I KNOW WITHOUT A SHADOW OF

A DOUBT, GOD ANSWERS

PRAYER.

Reporter:

UNFORTUNATELY, THE TEAM

HAD A FULL ROSTER AND

GARRETT DIDN'T MAKE THE

SQUAD.

GARRETT AND HIS FAMILY ARE

TAKING LIFE ONE DAY AT A

TIME.

I'M GOING WHERE GOD

WANTS ME TO GO.

SO IT IS MORE A

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ME

AND GOD.

I STILL DON'T KNOW WHY

THIS WAS ALLOWED TO

HAPPEN, BUT I DO KNOW THAT

GOD WAS THERE.

HE INTERVENED, AND HE

SAVED GARRETT'S LIFE THAT

NIGHT.

EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS

IN LIFE, THAT GOD TAKES

YOU TO, HE'S GOING TO TAKE

YOU THROUGH IT.

YOU'RE NEVER ALONE.

AND EVERYTHING BAD THAT

HAPPENS HAS A PURPOSE.

IF I DON'T EVER PLAY

FOOTBALL AGAIN, THAT'S

FINE.

IF I ONLY REACH A COUPLE

OF PEOPLE, THAT'S FINE.

I JUST WANT TO BE AN

INSPIRATION TO OTHERS.

BECAUSE I'VE LIVED IT,

YOU KNOW.

AND YOU'RE NOT GOING TO

GET THROUGH IT JUST ON

YOUR OWN.

YOU NEED SOMETHING ELSE

THERE.

I'M TELLING YOU IT'S GOD.

Gordon: WELL, AFTER

"700 CLUB" AIRED THIS

STORY.

WE HAVE A WONDERFUL ENDING

FOR YOU.

A FAMILY FRIEND OF

GARRETT'S SENT SOME GAME

FOOTAGE OF HIM TO A COACH

AT GREENSBORO, CLECHO.

COLLEGE.

THE COACH THOUGHT HE

DESERVED A SECOND CHANCE.

SO GARRETT WILL BE PLAYING

FOOTBALL.

BUT UNDERLYING THIS STORY,

WHEN TRAGEDIES HAPPEN,

WHAT DO WE DO?

HE IS OUR VERY PRESENT

HELP IN TIME OF NEED.

IF YOU NEED PRAYER, WE'RE

HERE FOR YOU.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS PICK

UP THE PHONE AND CALL US.

THE NUMBER IS ON THE

SCREEN: 1-800-700-7000.

AND IT DOESN'T MATTER THE

TIME OF DAY.

IT IS OUR HONOUR, OUR

PRIVILEGE TO PRAY WITH

YOU.

AND WE WANT TO BE THERE

FOR YOU.

SO IF YOU NEED PRAYER,

GIVE US A CALL.

> HERE IS A WORD FOR YOU

FROM LUKE 18: "THE THINGS

WHICH ARE IMPOSSIBLE WITH

MEN ARE POSSIBLE WITH

GOD."

GOD BLESS YOU.

WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN.

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