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700 Club Interactive - July 24, 2017

Dr. Michael Roizen, co-author of the new book” Age-Proof” will discuss the link between health and wealth; how someone can add years to their life while adding dollars to their bank account. Read Transcript


Andrew: AN 8-YEAR-OLD

Andrew: AN 8-YEAR-OLD

WAKES UP FROM A TWO-WEEK

COMA AND TELLS HIS MOM

SOME STUNNING NEWS.

I SAID, LANDON, DO YOU

KNOW WHERE YOUR DAD IS AT.

AND HE TOLD ME, YES, I

KNOW WHERE HE IS AT.

I SAW HIM IN HEAVEN.

Andrew: PLUS...GUEST

MARK MOORE SHARES HIS

STORY OF A SECOND CHANCE

AT LIFE AFTER SURVIVING A

STROKE.

ALL ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

WELL, GOOD MORNING, AND

WELCOME TO THE SHOW.

A RECENT BARNUS STUDY

FOUND THAT MOST AMERICANS

STILL BELIEVE IN MIRACLES.

WITH OVER A QUARTER OF

THOUGH SURVIVED BELIEVE

THAT MIRACULOUS HEALING IS

SOMETHING THEY ACTUALLY

HAVE EXPERIENCED

FIRSTHAND.

Terry: WE WANT TO

SHOW YOU THE MIRACULOUS

STORY OF LANDON WIGLEY.

HE WAS 8 YEARS OLD WHEN

HIS FAMILY WAS TRAVELLING

HOME FROM CHURCH, WHEN

THEIR CAR WAS CRUSHED BY A

TRUCK.

AND LANDON'S DAD DIED AT

THE SCENE.

TAKE A LOOK.

I REMEMBER THE

AMBULANCE COMING, AND I

REMEMBER HIM YELLING, AND

THAT WAS THE LAST THING I

HEARD FROM HIM.

Andrew: JULIE, HER

HUSBAND, AND THEIR

8-YEAR-OLD SON, LANDON,

WERE RETURNING HOME FROM

CHURCH WHEN AN AMBULANCE

BROADSIDED THEIR CAR AT AN

INTERSECTION.

RESCUERS STABILIZED JULIE,

BUT DID NOT REALIZE THERE

WAS A THIRD PASSENGER IN

THE CAR.

THEY COULDN'T SEE HIS

BODY BECAUSE OF THE DAMAGE

THAT WAS DONE TO THE

DRIVER'S SIDE OF THE CAR,

AND LANDON WAS SITTING

BEHIND THIS DAD.

AND WHEN THEY SAW LANDON'S

SHOES.

THEY TOOK A DEEPER SEARCH

FOR HIS BODY.

WHEN THEY PULLED LANDON

OUT FROM THE BACK OF THE

CAR, HE WAS NOT BREATHING.

AND THEY ALL STARTED

WORKING ON HIM RIGHT AWAY

TO BRING HIM BACK.

Andrew: LANDON WAS

RESUSCITATED AND

LIFE-FLIGHTED TO

CAROLINA'S MEDICAL CENTER.

HE DIED TWO MORE TIMES

THAT DAY, AND BOTH TIMES

HE WAS BROUGHT BACK TO

LIFE.

DOCTORS DIDN'T GIVE JULIE

MUCH HOPE FOR HIS

SURVIVAL.

THEY TOLD ME THAT IF HE

LIVED -- WHICH DID NOT

LOOK GOOD -- BUT IF HE

LIVED, HE WOULD BE LIKE AN

8-YEAR-OLD BABY.

HE WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO

WALK OR TALK OR EAT.

I WAS SO DESPERATE, THAT

WAS OKAY.

I WOULD TAKE THAT JUST TO

HAVE HIM.

HE WAS ALL THAT I HAD.

Reporter: AT HER

HUSBAND'S FUNERAL, JULIE

REMEMBERS FEELING

ABANDONED BY GOD.

I WAS VERY

DISAPPOINTED, HEARTBROKEN.

AND WHILE I'M SITTING AT

THE FUNERAL, I'M FUSSING

AT GOD.

I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY

THIS HAPPENED.

I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY HE

DIDN'T SEND ANGELS TO

PROTECT US.

BUT IN THE VERY NEXT

BREATH I'M PRAYING AS HARD

TO HIM AS I'VE EVER PRAYED

IN MY LIFE FOR LANDON TO

LIVE.

Andrew: LANDON HAD

SUFFERED MASSIVE HEAD

TRAUMA DURING THE ACCIDENT

AND REMAINED IN A COMA.

HE WAS HOOKED UP TO ALL

KINDS OF MACHINES TO KEEP

HIM ALIVE.

AND DURING THOSE TIMES,

THERE IS NOTHING GOOD OR

BAD.

THEY SEE NOTHING

HAPPENING.

I KEPT PRAYING THAT HE

WOULD OPEN HIS EYES.

Andrew: AFTER TWO

WEEKS IN A COMA, LANDON

OPENED HIS EYES.

TO EVERYONE'S AMAZEMENT,

HE HAD NO BRAIN DAMAGE.

BUT IN THE MIDST OF HER

JOY, JULIE KNEW SHE HAD TO

TELL LANDON ABOUT HIS

FATHER.

HE HAD SCARS ON HIS

FACE, AND HIS HEAD WAS

JUST FULL OF HURT.

AND I DIDN'T WANT TO HURT

HIM ANYMORE.

SO I ASKED LANDON, I SAID,

LANDON, DO YOU KNOW WHERE

YOUR DAD IS AT?

AND HE TOLD ME, YES, I

KNOW WHERE HE'S AT.

I SAW HIM IN HEAVEN.

Andrew: LANDON IS NOW

GROWN BUT STILL CLEARLY

REMEMBERS HIS AMAZING

EXPERIENCES IN HEAVEN.

I REMEMBER BEING ABLE

TO SEE MY DAD AND HIS

FRIEND, OLIN PALMER, WHO

HAD PASSED AWAY LESS THAN

A MONTH BEFORE HE DID,

ALSO IN A CAR ACCIDENT,

AND OLIN'S SON, WHO HAD

DIED ON A FOUR-WHEELER

YEARS BEFORE.

WE DIDN'T SAY A WORD TO

EACH OTHER, BUT WE WERE

ALL STANDING THERE.

AND HE LOOKED OVER TO

ME AND SAID, OH, MOM, I

FORGOT TO TELL YOU I SAW

YOUR OTHER TWO KIDS.

I JUST LOOKED AT HIM

BECAUSE I WASN'T SURE WHAT

HE WAS TALKING ABOUT.

BUT I HAD TWO MISCARRIAGES

BEFORE HE WAS BORN.

WE HAD NEVER SHARED THAT

WITH LANDON.

HE DID NOT KNOW THAT WE

HAD TWO CHILDREN BEFORE

HIM.

I KNEW THEY WERE MY

SIBLINGS, EVEN THOUGH

MONEY HAD EVER TOLD ME

ABOUT THEM.

JUST BEING IN HEAVEN, I

GUESS YOU KNOW YOUR OWN,

OR YOU KNOW WHO EVERYONE

IS.

Andrew: HE SAYS EACH

TIME HE DIED, HE HAD A

DIFFERENT EXPERIENCE IN

HEAVEN.

DURING THE THIRD TIME, HE

SAYS HE MET JESUS AND WAS

GIVEN A MISSION.

IT WAS ALMOST AS IF,

LIKE, A PREVIEW OF A

MOVIE, WHERE YOU ONLY GET

TO SEE CERTAIN BITS AND

PIECES OF THINGS.

JESUS CAME TO ME AND TOLD

ME THAT I HAD TO GO BACK

TO EARTH AND BE A GOOD

CHRISTIAN AND TELL OTHERS

ABOUT HIM.

Andrew: TODAY THROUGH

"GRIEF SHARE" LANDON AND

JULIE USE THEIR STORY TO

HELP OTHERS WHO ARE

STRUGGLING WITH GRIEF AND

ARE NEED OF HELP.

THEN I DIDN'T

UNDERSTAND WHY GOD DIDN'T

SEND AN ANGEL.

BUT I KNOW THERE WERE

ANGELS THERE.

I KNOW WE WERE PROTECTED,

AND WE ARE LIVING OUT WHAT

HIS PLAN IS FOR US.

INSTEAD OF STAYING MAD AT

HIM, I WAS ABLE TO USE THE

STORY TO HELP OTHERS NOT

TO GIVE UP, AND TO GIVE

THEIR FAITH ON THEIR GRIEF

JOURNEY.

I JUST WANT PEOPLE TO

REALIZE THAT JESUS IS

REAL.

THERE IS A HEAVEN.

THERE ARE ANGELS.

AND TO FOLLOW HIS WORD IN

THE BIBLE, AND LIFE DOES

GET BETTER AT THE END.

Andrew: IN HER BOOK

"FAITH HAS ITS REASONS,"

JULIE SAYS GOD HAS USED

THEIR EXPERIENCES TO BRING

OTHERS CLOSER TO HIM.

IT IS A HUGE BLESSING

THAT I GET TO WATCH MY

CHILD TELL OTHERS ABOUT

JESUS.

HE IS ALWAYS WILLING TO

LET OTHERS KNOW THAT THERE

IS A HEAVEN BECAUSE HE'S

BEEN THERE.

I KNOW I'M DOING IT FOR

JESUS.

I KNOW THAT HE IS REAL.

I KNOW THE ANGELS ARE

THERE.

I KNOW THAT THERE IS A

HEAVEN.

I'M NOT DOING IT FOR

SOMEONE WHO I DON'T KNOW

OR I'VE NEVER SEEN.

I HAVE SEEN JESUS.

I KNOW HE IS THERE.

HE HAS ASKED ME TO DO

THIS, AND THIS IS WHAT I'M

DOING.

Terry: THAT'S QUITE A

STORY, ISN'T IT?

YOU KNOW, LANDON IS NOT

JUST SHARING SOME THOUGHTS

HE HAS OR A PERSONAL

OPINION.

HE IS SHARING AN

EXPERIENCE, SOMETHING THAT

HE HAS ACTUALLY GONE

THROUGH.

SEEING THINGS THAT MOST OF

US DON'T GET TO SEE THIS

SIDE OF HEAVEN.

BUT BRINGING A WORD OF

HOPE TO ALL OF US.

YOU KNOW, I'M SURE THERE

ARE MANY OF YOU WHO ARE

STRUGGLING TODAY IN

DIFFICULT CIRCUMSTANCES OF

ONE KIND OR ANOTHER, AND A

STORY LIKE LANDON'S JUST

AFFIRMS THAT EVERYTHING

GOD HAS SAID IS SO.

YOU KNOW, HE SAID, I

WOULDN'T TELL YOU THIS,

I'M GOING TO MY FATHER'S

HOUSE.

THERE ARE MANY MANSIONS

THERE FOR YOU.

I WOULDN'T TELL YOU THIS

IF IT WASN'T TRUE.

AND THEN EVERY ONCE IN A

WHILE, SOMEONE LIKE LANDON

HAS A DEATH EXPERIENCE,

WHERE THEY ACTUALLY GO AND

SEE AND ARE SPOKEN TO, AND

EVEN COMMISSIONED, IN A

SENSE, TO GO BACK AND TO

TELL.

GOD WANTS US TO HAVE HOPE.

HE WANTS US TO BELIEVE

THAT WHAT HE SAYS IS

REALLY TRUE.

AND SO OFTEN, LIKE UALLY

SAID IN THAT STORY, WE

DON'T GET TO SEE OR TO

UNDERSTAND ON THIS SIDE OF

HEAVEN THE WHY BEHIND

THINGS THAT HAPPEN.

YOU KNOW, SOMETIMES THEY

CAN JUST SEEM SO

SENSELESS.

AND WHY DOES THIS PERSON,

YOU KNOW, GET SPARED AND

THIS PERSON DOES NOT?

WHY IS THIS PERSON HEALED

AND THIS PERSON IS NOT?

THESE ARE THE PLACES WHERE

OUR FAITH IS PUT TO A

TEST.

WILL YOU TRUST GOD?

WILL YOU TRUST THAT HE IS

WHO HE SAYS HE IS?

WILL YOU TRUST HIS GREAT

LOVE FOR YOU?

WILL YOU TRUST THE FACT

THAT HIS ANGELS ARE ALWAYS

WALKING WITH YOU,

PROTECTING YOU?

HE SAYS HE WILL NEVER

LEAVE US NOR FORSAKE YOU.

WE ARE NOT ALONE.

FOR TODAY, I JUST WANT TO

ENCOURAGE YOU IN WHATEVER

SCENARIO YOU FIND YOURSELF

IN, THAT JESUS IS WHO HE

SAID HE WAS.

THAT HEAVEN IS REAL.

AND THAT THE FORGIVENESS

OF YOUR SINS IS AVAILABLE

JUST FOR THE ASKING.

THAT'S WHAT WE MEAN WHEN

WE TALK ABOUT INVITING

JESUS INTO OUR HEART OR

BECOMING A BELIEVER.

IT IS SAYING YES TO JESUS

AND ALL HE DID, THAT HE

CAME TO DIE FOR YOUR SIN

AND FOR MINE, TO COVER

THAT THING THAT SEPARATES

US FROM GOD.

HE PAID THE PRICE FOR US

SO WE DIDN'T HAVE TO PAY

THE PRICE.

AND HE OPENED HEAVEN FOR

ALL ETERNITY, TO THOSE WHO

Andrew: MARK MOORE

SEEMED TO HAVE THE PERFECT

LIFE, A THRIVING BUSINESS

AND A BEAUTIFUL FAMILY.

BUT AFTER HAVING TWO

STROKES, HE FOUND HIMSELF

AN INVALID, WONDERING IF

HE WOULD EVER WALK AGAIN.

Reporter: MARK MOORE

IS A RECOGNIZED

BUSINESSMAN AND

PHILANTHROPIST.

BUT JUST 10 YEARS AGO,

MARK HAD TWO STROKES JUST

DAYS APART.

HE WAS ONLY 46 YEARS OLD

AND FIGHTING FOR HIS LIFE.

BUT MARK SAYS HIS STROKES

HELPED HIM BECOME THE

HUMANITARIAN HE IS TODAY.

IN HIS BOOK, "A STROKE OF

FAITH," HE SHARES HOW

NEARLY LOSING HIS LIFE

HELPED HIM FIND HIS

IDENTITY.

Andrew: JOINING US

NOW IS MARK MOORE.

THANKS FOR BEING HERE.

THANKS FOR HAVING ME.

Andrew: AN AMAZING

JOURNEY, YOUR STORY, AND I

THINK IT ALL COMES

TOGETHER AT THE END WHEN

YOU SAY, I NO LONGER

IDENTIFY MYSELF WITH WHAT

I DO BUT WHAT GOD HAS DONE

FOR ME.

RIGHT BEFORE YOUR STROKE,

TELL ME WHAT YOU WERE

DOING.

I WAS A

PHILANTHROPIST -- I WAS AN

ENTREPRENEUR, AND I SPENT

MY LIFE RAISING CAPITAL

FOR START-UP COMPANIES,

AND THAT'S WHAT I DID FOR

ABOUT 30 YEARS.

Andrew: GROWING UP, A

LOT OF KIDS IN THE FAMILY,

NOT A LOT OF MONEY.

SO YOU HAD QUITE A

TURNAROUND PROFESSIONALLY,

WHERE YOU WERE AT.

HOW DID YOU VIEW GOD IN

THE PROCESS OF ALL THAT

BEFORE YOUR STROKES?

BEFORE THE STROKES, I

REALLY VIEWED GOD AS BEING

IN CONTROL ON SUNDAYS.

I THOUGHT SUNDAY WAS GOD'S

DAY, AND THE OTHER SIX

DAYS I WAS IN CONTROL.

WITH THE EVENTS OF 2007, I

REALIZED THAT WAS NOT THE

CASE.

Andrew: WHAT HAPPENED

IN THAT YEAR?

IN 2007, I DEVELOPED A

BLOOD DEFICIENCY, AND MY

BLOOD BEGAN TO CLOT.

AS YOU MENTIONED, THE

SATURDAY BEFORE MOTHER'S

DAY I SUFFERED MY FIRST

STROKE.

AND THE MONDAY AFTER

MOTHER'S DAY I SUFFERED A

SECOND STROKE.

AND DUE TO THE

COMPLICATIONS OF THE

SECOND STROKE, THEY HAD TO

PERFORM LIFE-SAVING BRAIN

SURGERY.

AND AFTER SURGERY, I FOUND

MYSELF WITH MANY DEFICITS.

Andrew: AND SOME

WOULD THINK THAT WOULDN'T

HAPPEN.

YOU WERE LIVING CLEAN?

THANKS CORRECT.

Andrew: YOU WENT TO

CHURCH ON SUNDAY?

THAT'S CORRECT.

> I WAS 46, AND I HAD

NONE OF THE SYMPTOMS YOU

WOULD THINK PEOPLE WOULD

HAVE WHO SUFFER STROKES.

I WASN'T DIABETIC, I

DIDN'T HAVE HIGH

CHOLESTEROL, AND I ATE

HEALTHY.

I WAS NOT THE TYPE OF

PERSON YOU WOULD THINK

WOULD DEVELOP A STROKE.

BUT WHAT HAPPENED WAS I

DID DEVELOP A BLOOD

DEFICIENCY, AND BECAUSE OF

THAT, THE BLOOD BEGAN TO

CLOT AND THAT CAUSED THE

TWO STROKES.

Andrew: YOU HAD YOUR

FIRST STROKE, AND YOU COME

OUT OF IT.

AND THEN ANOTHER ONE, AND

YOU HAD QUITE A SURPRISE

AFTER THE SECOND?

THAT'S CORRECT.

THE MONDAY AFTER MOTHER'S

DAY I SUFFERED THE SECOND

STROKE.

COMPLICATIONS AROSE, AND

THEY HAD TO PERFORM

LIFE-SAVING BRAIN SURGERY.

WHEN I WOKE UP, I REMEMBER

WAKING UP ONE MORNING AND

ONE OF THOSE EARLY MORNING

NEWSCASTERS ON, AND I

HEARD THE NEWSCASTER SAY,

AND THIS WEEK WILL BE

FATHER'S DAY.

AND I WAS STUNNED.

MY LAST RECOLLECTION WAS

MOTHER'S DAY.

THAT WAS SCARY.

I WAS SCARED.

AND THE NURSES CAME IN AND

OUT OF THE ROOM.

I DIDN'T SAY A WORD

BECAUSE I WAS SCARED.

I WAITEDED FOR MY WIFE TO

SHOW UP AT 9:00, AND WHEN

SHE SHOWED UP AT 9:00, SHE

SAID, HEY, YOU'RE AWAKE,

WHAT DO YOU REMEMBER?

I REMEMBER THE DAY

AFTER MOTHER'S DAY THAT I

WOULD BE GOING HOME ON

FRIDAY.

I JUST WOKE UP AND I HEARD

A NEWSCASTER SAY THIS

WEEKEND WOULD BE FATHER'S

DAY.

WHAT HAPPENED?

AND SHE SAID I SUFFERED

TWO STROKES AND I SUFFERED

MAJOR PROBLEMS.

Andrew: HERE YOU ARE

AFTER THESE STROKES,

HAVING TO RELEARN EVEN

JUST THE PROCESS OF

WRITING AND SIGNING A

CHECK, TYING YOUR SHOES?

THANKS CORRECT.

STROKES ARE VERY

CHALLENGING AND CERTAINLY

CAN BE VERY DEBILITATING.

IN MY CASE, I LOST THE USE

OF THE LEFT SIDE OF MY

BODY.

I COULDN'T WALK.

I COULDN'T TIE MY SHOE.

I COULDN'T WRITE CHECKS.

JUST GETTING IN THE SHOWER

TO TAKE A SHOWER WAS A

CHALLENGE.

IT TAKES A LONG TIME TO

RECOVER.

Andrew: I SUPPOSE AT

THIS POINT YOU HAD A SHIFT

IN YOUR THINKING, I NEED

TO GIVE GOD EVERY DAY.

THAT'S CORRECT.

TO YOUR POINT, PEOPLE

ALWAYS TALK ABOUT HAVING

AN EXPERIENCE WITH GOD,

AND I WOULD SAY THAT FIRST

DAY, WHEN MY WIFE TOLD ME

I HAD TWO STROKES AND A

LONG RECOVERY, YOU CAN

APPRECIATE THIS, SHE TOLD

ME I HAD THESE TWO STROKES

AND A LONG RECOVERY, BUT

SHE SAYS, YOU KNOW WHAT?

I STAYED WITH YOU EVERY

NIGHT.

AND I SLEPT RIGHT NEXT TO

YOU TO MAKE SURE YOU WERE

OKAY.

Andrew: IN YOUR BOOK,

YOU DON'T TALK ABOUT THEM

AS "MY STROKES."

YOU TALK ABOUT THEM AS "MY

EXPERIENCE WITH GOD."

THAT'S CORRECT.

THE STROKE IS JUST WHAT

GOD USED TO REACH ME.

MY PASTOR TALKED ABOUT

SOMETIMES STORMS IN OUR

LIFE ARE TO LEAD US SOME

PLACE.

IN MY CASE, THE STROKES

WERE GOD TRYING TO LEAD ME

SOMEWHERE.

Andrew: DID YOU HAVE

PERIODS OF ANGER AT GOD?

OH, SURE, SURE.

THEY TALK ABOUT THE -- THE

MEDICAL PROFESSION TALKED

ABOUT WHEN YOU HAVE A

LIFE-THREATENING INCIDENT,

YOU GO THROUGH ANGER AND

DENIAL AND BEING SCARED.

AND YOU GO BACK AND FORTH.

BUT WHAT THEY TOLD ME ON

THE BACK END, I'M GOING TO

GET A FULL RECOVERY.

THEY TALK ABOUT GETTING TO

THE POINT OF ACCEPTANCE

AND HOPE.

ANDREW, FOR ME ACCEPTANCE

WAS REALLY SURRENDERING,

AND HOPE WAS TURNING TO MY

FAITH.

SO I NEEDED TO SURRENDER

TO GOD AND RELEASE

CONTROL.

Andrew: AND FROM A

PRACTICAL STANDPOINT, YOU

WERE REALLY HUMBLED,

WEREN'T YOU?

ABSOLUTELY.

ABSOLUTELY.

IT IS HUMBLING IN A LOT OF

WAYS.

AND IN SOME WAYS, YOU HAVE

TO ACCEPT WHERE YOU ARE.

EVEN WHEN I ACCEPTED THE

FACT THAT THIS IS WHAT

GOD -- MAYBE THIS IS WHERE

GOD WANTED ME TO BE.

I STILL DIDN'T QUITE

UNDERSTAND IT BECAUSE IT'S

WHY ME.

THE REAL QUESTION IS: WHY

NOT ME.

MY WIFE TOLD ME AT ONE

POINT MAYBE GOD ALLOWED

YOU TO HAVE TWO STROKES SO

YOU CAN SHOW PEOPLE YOU

CAN RECOVER.

AND I THOUGHT, WHY WOULD

HE PICK ME?

AND THE ANSWER TO THE

QUESTION IS: WHY NOT ME?

Andrew: I LOVE THE

LINE IN YOUR BOOK WHEN YOU

SAY, "I WAS A WEALTHY MAN,

BUT NOW I'M A RICH MAN."

WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY THAT?

FROM A BUSINESS

STANDPOINT, GOD ALLOWED ME

TO ACCUMULATE A LOT OF

WEALTH.

BUT THE FACT OF THE MATTER

WAS I WASN'T RICH

SPIRITUALLY.

WHEN I REALIZED AS I WENT

THROUGH THIS PROCESS, I

ATTENDED CHURCH IN

VIRGINIA, AND THEY TALK

ABOUT WE ARE CALLED TO DO

MORE JUST WORSHIP.

WE ARE CALLED TO STUDY HIS

WORK, TO DO GOOD WORKS IN

HIS NAME, AND WE'RE TOLD

TO SPREAD HIS NAME TO A

LOST AND DYING WORLD.

I'M CALLED TO DO MORE THAN

JUST WORSHIP.

I WAS WORSHIPPING ON

SUNDAY.

BUT I HAVE TO GO TO BIBLE

STUDY.

AND I NEED TO SPREAD HIS

NAME.

Andrew: VERY LIKELY,

YOU WOULD STILL BE LIVING

AS JUST A SUNDAY CHRISTIAN

IF NOT FOR THIS

EXPERIENCE?

THERE IS NOT A DOUBT IN

MY MIND.

IF I HAD NOT THIS, FEELING

GOD'S PRESENCE IN 2007, I

WOULD STILL BE DOING THAT.

Terry: ISMAIL IS A

YOUNG BOY WHO FLED THE WAR

IN SYRIA WITH HIS MOTHER

AND HIS SIBLINGS.

THEY MANAGED TO ESCAPE

JUST BEFORE HIS FATHER WAS

FATALLY SHOT IN THE BACK.

Reporter: AS ISMAIL

WAS ON HIS WAY HOME FROM

SCHOOL ONE DAY, BOMBS

BEGAN FALLING AROUND HIM

AS MEN WITH RIFLES STORMED

THROUGH THE STREETS UPON

SYRIA.

MY SON WAS SHAVED BY A

SHOPKEEPER WHO TOOK HIM IN

UNTIL THE FIGHTING MOVED

ON.

IT WAS A HORRIBLE TIME,

AND I WAS IN CONSTANT FEAR

FOR MY CHILDREN'S LIFE.

I KNEW WE HAD TO GET OUT

OF SYRIA.

Reporter: ISMAIL'S

FATHER ARRANGED FOR A

DRIVER TO TAKE ISMAIL, HIS

MOTHER, AND HIS TWO

SIBLINGS INTO LEBANON.

BEFORE HE COULD JOIN THEM,

HE WAS SHOT IN THE BACK

AND KILLED.

WE HAD A GOOD LIFE.

AND THEN THE CIVIL WAR

HAPPENED, AND EVERYTHING

WAS TAKEN FROM US.

NOW I HAVE TO RAISE MY

CHILDREN ALONE AND TRY TO

START OVER.

Reporter: ISMAEL'S

FAMILY NOW LIVES IN A

MASSIVE CAMP IN THE VALLEY

WITH THOUSANDS OF OTHER

REFUGEES.

HIS MOTHER TOLD ME SHE

WORKS LONG HOURS IN A

NEARBY FIELD, MAKING LESS

THAN $4 A DAY.

THE TEACHERS HIT THE

CHILDREN.

AFTER EVERYTHING ISMAEL

HAD BEEN THROUGH, THE

TEACHERS MADE IT SO HARD

FOR HIM, HE DIDN'T WANT TO

GO TO THE SCHOOL EVER

AGAIN.

Reporter: THEN "HEART

FOR LEBANON", SUPPORTED BY

CBN'S "ORPHANS' PROMISE,"

PROVIDED ISMAEL WITH THE

OPPORTUNITY TO GO TO OUR

SCHOOL.

IN MY OLD SCHOOL, THE

TEACHERS WOULD HIT ME IF I

DIDN'T ANSWER THE

QUESTIONS RIGHT.

BUT IT IS SO NICE HERE.

I HAVE WONDERFUL FRIENDS

AND THE TEACHERS ARE

REALLY KIND.

Reporter: AT THIS

OPENLY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL,

ALONG WITH LEARNING MATH,

ENGLISH, THE STUDENTS ARE

TAUGHT IN ARABIC ABOUT

JESUS.

ALL OF THE CHILDREN AT THE

SCHOOL COME FROM MUSLIM

FAMILIES, BUT THEIR

PARENTS ARE HAPPY TO SEE

WHAT THEY'RE LEARNING IN

THIS CHRISTIAN

ENVIRONMENT.

I DON'T HAVE A PROBLEM

WITH MY CHILDREN LEARNING

ABOUT JESUS AND ALL OF HIS

TEACHINGS BECAUSE NOW

THERE IS SOMETHING

DIFFERENT ABOUT MY

CHILDREN.

I CAN SEE A CHANGE COMING

FROM THE INSIDE OUT.

THEY ARE GETTING HAPPIER

EVERY DAY.

Reporter: "ORPHANS'

PROMISE" AND "HEART FOR

LEBANON" ALSO PROVIDE

LARGE PORTIONS OF FOOD

EACH MONTH TO ISMAEL'S

FAMILY AND THE OTHER

REFUGEES IN THEIR CAMP.

I'M SO HAPPY TO KNOW

THAT THERE ARE CHRISTIANS

ABROAD WHO ARE REACHING

OUT TO MUSLIMS WHO ARE

SUFFERING AND IN NEED.

I PRAY FOR THESE PEOPLE

AND FOR GOD'S BLESSING ON

THEM.

IT MEANS A LOT FOR US TO

KNOW THAT THEY THINK OF US

AND FEEL FOR US.

THANK YOU FOR THE FOOD

AND FOR ALLOWING ME TO GO

TO THIS SCHOOL.

Terry: HOW DO YOU PUT

A PRICE TAG ON THE GIFT OF

HOPE?

CAN YOU IMAGINE BEING THIS

YOUNG MOTHER, HER HUSBAND

IS KILLED IN THE WAR.

SHE IS ESCAPING WITH HER

CHILDREN TO A COUNTRY

WHERE SHE DOESN'T BELONG.

SHE WASN'T THERE.

SHE IS LIVING IN A CAMP

WHERE THERE ARE NO

AMENITIES AT ALL.

AND HAVING TO WORK HARD IN

THE FIELD FOR $4 A DAY,

AND ALL OF THE TIME

WATCHING HER CHILDREN

MISTREATED.

WE WANT TO SAY THANK YOU

FOR ALLOWING US TO STEP

RIGHT INTO THE MIDDLE OF

ISMAEL'S NEED, HIS

MOTHER'S NEED AND HIS

FAMILY'S NEED.

IF YOU'RE A "700 CLUB"

MEMBER, YOU MADE ALL OF

THAT HAPPEN.

YOU DID IT ALL WITH 65

CENTS A DAY, $20 A MONTH.

WHEN WE ALL LINK ARMS

TOGETHER WE CAN REALLY

MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

THANK YOU FOR CARING.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR

COMPASSION.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR

GENEROSITY.

YOU ARE CHANGING THE WORLD

RIGHT FROM YOUR VERY OWN

LIVING ROOM.

WHAT AN OPPORTUNITY WE

HAVE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

IF YOU'RE NOT A "700 CLUB"

MEMBER, GO TO OUR

TOLL-FREE NUMBER AND CALL

RIGHT NOW: 1-800-700-7000.

OR YOU CAN LOG ON TO

700clubinteractive.com.

AND WE JUST WELCOME YOU TO

THE FAMILY OF MINISTRIES

HERE.

Andrew: IT IS

AMAZING, WATCHING THAT

STORY, JUST THE FACT THAT

$20 A MONTH FROM SOMEONE

MAY BE NOT ABLE TO

ACCOMPLISH A GREAT DEAL,

BUT WHEN WE'RE ALL

PARTNERING TOGETHER, LOOK

AT THE AMAZING IMPACT WE

CAN HAVE.

Terry: AND THAT'S

JUST ONE LITTLE FAMILY IN

THAT COMMUNITY, AND IT IS

HAPPENING TO THOUSANDS.

Andrew: AND IT

DELIGHTS THE HEART OF GOD.

> WE LEAVE YOU WITH

THESE WORDS FROM

DEUTERONOMY: "FOR THE POOR

WILL NEVER CEASE FROM THE

LAND.

THEREFORE I COMMAND YOU,

SAYING YOU SHALL OPEN YOUR

HAND WIDE TO YOUR BROTHER,

TO YOUR POOR AND YOUR

NEEDY IN YOUR LAND."

> THANKS AGAIN SO MUCH

FOR JOINING US TODAY.

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