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700 Club Interactive - July 26, 2017

A family’s faith is tested after a drowned child faces death. Read Transcript


Gordon: A

TWO-YEAR-OLD APPARENTLY

DROWNS.

HIS PARENTS' DESPERATE

CRY.

IT WAS REALLY BETWEEN

ME AND MY WINDSHIELD AND

GOD, WHERE I LITERALLY

FOUND MYSELF SCREAMING,

DON'T TAKE HIM.

Gordon: AND THE

MIRACULOUS ANSWER.

> PLUS...TAKE A TRIP TO

GUATEMALA, AND MEET A

FAMILY WHO IS WORKING HARD

JUST TO KEEP RATS OUT OF

THEIR HOME.

ALL THAT AND MORE ON

TODAY'S "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

WELL, WELCOME TO THE SHOW.

IT IS THE WEDDING VIDEO

WITH OVER EIGHT MILLION

YouTube VIEWS.

AND IT'S ALL ABOUT THE

VOWS.

*

OKAY.

COLE RICHARD, LABRANT,

FROM THE FIRST TIME I MET

YOU, I DIDN'T BELIEVE GOD

WOULD BRING ME SO MANY AS

AMAZING AS YOU.

I WAS JUST COMING OUT OF A

HORRIBLE RELATIONSHIP, A

RELATIONSHIP THAT TOOK

EVERYTHING OUT OF ME, MADE

ME FEEL UNWORTHY, AND PUT

IN MY HEAD THAT NOBODY

WOULD ACCEPT ME OR LIKE ME

BECAUSE I HAD A KID.

I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD

FIND SOMEONE WHO NOT ONLY

WOULD CHOOSE TO LOVE ME,

BUT ALSO CHOOSE AND LOVE

MY DAUGHTER EVEN MORE.

I PROMISE TO KEEP MY

RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS

CHRIST FIRST AND TO ALWAYS

LEAD YOU AND EVERLY TO

HIM, ABOVE ALL OTHER

NAMES.

YOU'RE OUR GREATEST

TREASURE, YOU'RE OUR HERO.

EVERLY ROSE, I PROMISE

TO ALWAYS LOVE YOU, LITTLE

GIRL.

AND I PROMISE I WILL

ALWAYS LOVE YOUR MOMMY,

THAT I WILL NEVER HURT OR

BE MEAN TO HER.

I LOVE YOU.

I NOW PRESENT TO YOU

MR. AND MRS. COLE LABRANT.

I CAN'T STOP CRYING.

[APPLAUSE]

[CHEERING]

Gordon: BOTH A HAPPY

ENDING AND A HAPPY

BEGINNING, AND WHAT A

WONDERFUL THING.

TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT

BEAUTIFUL LITTLE GIRL, TO

SAY, I'M GOING TO LOVE

YOU, AND YOU ARE GOING TO

BE PART OF MY FAMILY NOW.

> WELL, McDONALD'S IS

KNOWN FOR THEIR SPECIAL

SAUCE, BUT IT IS

CHICK-FIL-A THAT MAY HAVE

JUST MADE THEIR SAUCE THE

MOST SPECIAL OF ALL.

FIRST LIEUTENANT JESSE IS

SERVING IN IRAQ.

AND HE REACHED OUT TO HIS

HOME TOWN'S CHICK-FIL-A ON

Facebook AND SAID THE

ARMY'S CHICKEN TENDERS

COULD BE REDEEMED BY THE

RESTAURANT'S SAUCE.

TWO WEEKS LATER, HE

RECEIVED A CASE OF

BARBECUE AND A CASE OF

CHILL PHILADELPHIA'S

SPECIAL SAUCE.

GESTURE THAT LIFTS SO MANY

SPIRITS.

Gordon: AN ESTIMATED

1.2 BILLION PEOPLE AROUND

THE WORLD HAVE NO ACCESS

TO ELECTRICITY.

AND THE GRAVITY LIFE

FOUNDATION IS TRYING TO DO

SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

AND TAKE A LOOK.

THIS IS FREE.

FREE FOR YOU.

*

IT IS HANGING SOMEWHERE

ON THE WALL.

PUT A STONE OR STAND IN

THAT BOX.

AND PULL IT UP.

THIS ONE IS SOMETHING

WHICH IS REALLY HELPING MY

CHILDREN BECAUSE THEY

DON'T GET SICK WHEN THEY

USE KARO SINE.

THERE ARE SOME REGIONS

WHERE THEY THINK THE JUICE

IS A NATURAL POWER, BUT WE

ALWAYS REFER IT TO THEM.

WE ARE USING IT FOR

COOKING.

AND EVEN OUR NEIGHBORS ARE

COMING TO DO THEIR

HOMEWORK HERE BECAUSE OF

THE LIGHT WE HAVE.

Gordon: WHEN YOU

START CRUNCHING THE

NUMBERS ON THIS,

1.2 BILLION PEOPLE LIVE

THAT WAY, AND YOU GET AN

IDEA OF THE MAGNITUDE OF

THE PROBLEM.

WE TAKE IT FOR GRANTED,

THAT WE CAN COME HOME AND

TURN ON THE LIGHT ANY

TIME.

IT IS ALWAYS THERE.

AND OCCASIONALLY WE MIGHT

GET A BLACKOUT AFTER A

STORM.

AND WE THINK CIVILIZATION

HAS ENDED.

WELL, THAT'S EVERYDAY LIFE

FOR PEOPLE.

AND WHAT A WONDERFUL

THING, TO COME IN WITH

SUCH A SIMPLE IDEA, BUT AT

THE SAME TIME VERY

PROFOUND, THAT THE

UNDERSTANDING THAT

GENERATORS AREN'T GOING TO

WORK.

YOU'VE GOT TO MAINTAIN

THEM.

YOU'VE GOT TO PUT KEROSENE

INTO THEM.

HERE IS SOMETHING THAT IS

VERY SIMPLE, THAT WORKS ON

ITS OWN.

IT JUST TAKES NATURAL

GRAVITY AND THAT CREATES

THE NECESSARY ENERGY TO

POWER THIS LIGHT.

NOW YOU CAN HAVE CHILDREN

DO HOMEWORK AT NIGHT.

NOW YOU HAVE THE ABILITY

TO READ.

NOW YOU HAVE THE ABILITY

TO SEE INSIDE YOUR HOME.

WHAT A WONDERFUL THING.

SO I ENCOURAGE THE GRAVITY

LIGHT FOUNDATION, WAY TO

GO.

THAT'S A WONDERFUL THING

YOU'RE DOING.

> WELL, SACRAMENTO

KING'S ROOKIE LASALLE IS

ON HIS WAY TO NBA STARDOM.

JUST SEVEN YEARS AGO HE

WAS A SEVE 17-YEAR-OLD LIVING

IN HAITI.

HE CRIED OUT TO GOD, AND

THREE HOURS LATER HE WAS

RESCUED.

AND RECENTLY HE RETURNED

BACK TO HAITI FOR THE

FIRST TIME SINCE LEAVING

FOR THE UNITED STATES.

I LEFT IN 2010.

IT'S BEEN SEVEN YEARS

SINCE I'VE BEEN HERE.

I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO IT.

I'M EXCITED TO BE HOME.

WHAT HE REPRESENTS FOR

HAITI IS A VERY GOOD

EXAMPLE.

SOME THINGS MILITANT

HAPPEN TO YOU IN YOUR

LIFE, BUT YOU NEED TO KEEP

ON MOVING ON.

SO HIS STORY IS AN

INSPIRATION TO A LOT OF

PEOPLE.

IN 2010, WITH THE

EARTHQUAKE AND EVERYTHING

THAT HAPPENED, HOW FAR

I'VE COME FROM, AND HOW

GOD LED ME TO GET TO THIS

POINT.

TO HAVE A GUY PLAYING

IN IT'S NBAs.

IT WAS KIND OF SURREAL,

FOR HIM TO BE SO EXCITED

ABOUT COMING BACK.

I'M THANKFUL FOR IT.

Gordon: IT'S A

SPECIAL HOMECOMING.

IMAGINE GOING FROM AN

EARTHQUAKE TO THE NBA, AND

NOW GOING BACK AND GIVING

BACK.

THAT'S A WONDERFUL THING.

> WELL, UP NEXT, THEIR

FAMILY LIVES IN A

TWO-BROOKBEDROOM SHACK, A SHACK

THEY SHARE WITH RATS.

FIND OUT HOW CBN HELPED

THEM WHEN WE RETURN.

Gordon: MIRA AND RAUL

SPEND THEIR DAYS DURING

BACK BREAKING LABOR, AND

THEIR NIGHTS CHASING AWAY

RATS.

IT IS A HARD LIFE, AND

THAT'S SOMETHING OUR

REPORTER, DAN RAINY,

LEARNED FIRST HAND.

Reporter: I'M DAN

RAINY, AND I TRAVEL THE

WORLD, BRINGING BACK

STORIES OF THE GOOD CBN

DOES IN PEOPLE'S LIVES.

I HAVE A MASTERS IN

ANTHROPOLOGY, AND I LOVE

MEETING NEW PEOPLE AND

LEARNING ABOUT DIFFERENT

CULTURES.

I BATTLED AMONG THE MASI,

AND WALKED THE SHEPHERD'S

FIELDS OF THE HOLY LAND.

NOW I WANT TO SPEND AT

LEAST 24 HOURS WITH SOME

OF THE FAMILIES WE HELP.

I WANT TO WORK WITH THEM,

EAT WITH THEM, AND

UNDERSTAND FIRSTHAND WHAT

THEY GO THROUGH,

STRUGGLING TO SURVIVE ONE

DAY AT A TIME.

IN THE VILLAGE OF EL

RASARIO IN RURAL

GUATEMALA, I TREKKED PAST

OLD CORNER FIELDS AND DOWN

THE HILL TO RAUL AND

MIRA'S HOUSE.

IMMEDIATELY THEY WELCOMED

ME INTO THEIR FAMILY.

BUENOS DIAS.

WHEN I KNEW THAT DANIEL

WANTED TO COME AND STAY

WITH US FOR A FEW NIGHTS,

I WAS SO SURPRISED.

Reporter: WHEN THEY

SHOWED ME AROUND THE SMALL

SHACK THEY SHARED WITH

THEIR TWO CHILDREN, WE

LOOKED AT ALL OF THE HOLES

IN THE WALLS AND TALKED

ABOUT WHAT HAS BECOME

THEIR BIGGEST CONCERN.

[SPEAKING IN SPANISH

LANGUAGE]

RATS EVERY NIGHT.

Reporter: AFTER A

MEAGER DINNER, NIGHT FELL

AND IT WAS TIME TO SLEEP.

I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT TIME

IT IS, BUT RAUL AND MIRA

ARE AWAKE AND CHECKING ON

THE CHILDREN, MAKING SURE

THERE AREN'T ANY RATS

AROUND.

WE SAW RATS EARLIER TODAY,

BUT WHAT IS EVEN WORSE

THAN THAT IS HAVING ALL OF

THE LIGHTS OUT, IT'S

QUIET, AND HEARING RATS

CRAWLING AROUND CLOSE BY

AND NOT KNOWING WHERE THEY

ARE.

THAT'S NO WAY TO LIVE.

SOMEBODY SLEPT MUCH.

BUT IN THE MORNING, IT WAS

TIME FOR A GOOD DAY'S

WORK.

I WALKED A FEW MILES WITH

JUAN TO CUT FIREWOOD.

AFTER A LOT OF CHOPPING

AND SPLITTING, WE BUNDLED

IT UP AND MADE THE LONG

HAUL HOME.

CUTTING AND HAULING ONE

LOAD OF WOOD TAKES ABOUT

THREE HOURS.

AND THIS IS DEFINITELY

BACK-BREAKING WORK.

FOR ALL THIS EFFORT, JUAN

WILL EARN ABOUT $2.50.

Through Translator: I

ALWAYS WANTED TO OWN A

FRUIT BUSINESS.

BUT I CAN'T AFFORD THE CAR

I NEED TO GET IT STARTED.

Reporter: WHILE JUAN

AND I WORKED IN THE WOODS,

MIRA WAS WORKING TAKING

CARE OF THE KIDS AND

MAKING DINNER.

WE ATE AND SLEPT AGAIN

WITH JUAN AND MIRA

CHECKING ON THE KIDS

CONSTANTLY.

THE NEXT MORNING, IT WAS

TIME FOR A DIFFERENT KIND

OF WORK.

I HAD A CHANCE TO HELP CBN

GUATEMALA START

CONSTRUCTION ON JUAN AND

MIRA'S NEW RAT-FREE HOUSE.

EVERY MORNING I WATCHED

HOW THEY BUILT NI HOUSE.

MY HOUSE.

AND I THOUGHT ABOUT GOD'S

GRACE.

I THANK YOU SO MUCH,

KNOWING THAT ALL OF MY

PRAYERS WERE NOT SPOKEN IN

VAIN.

AS I WATCHED THE HOUSE

BEING BUILT, I WAS FILLED

WITH JOY, KNOWING MY

FAMILY WOULD SOON MOVE

INTO A MUCH BETTER HOUSE.

Reporter: AS WORK

PROGRESSED OVER THE NEXT

FEW DAYS, WE GATHERED

EVERYTHING WE NEEDED TO

SURPRISE JUAN WITH THE

BUSINESS HE HAD BEEN

PRAYING FOR.

[SPEAKING IN SPANISH

LANGUAGE]

THE BUSINESS IS GOING

TO GIVE US A BETTER INCOME

AND A NEW LIFE.

IT WILL HELP MAKE MY WHOLE

FAMILY HAPPY.

Reporter: SOON IT WAS

TIME TO MOVE INTO THEIR

NEW HOME.

RAUL RAN IN THE HOUSE TO

CHECK ON HIS NEW ROOM.

WE CAME BACK TO CHECK ON

THE FAMILY, AND THEY WERE

DOING GREAT.

NO MORE SLEEPLESS NIGHTS

LOOKING FOR RATS.

EVERYONE HAD A GREAT

FUTURE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR

ALL OF THE GIFTS YOU GAVE

US.

I NEED TO THANK YOU

FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY

HOUSE.

BECAUSE OF THIS HOUSE AND

A NEW BUSINESS, I'M LIVING

A BETTER LIFE WITH MY

CHILDREN AND MY HUSBAND.

Gordon: IF YOU'RE A

MEMBER OF "THE 700 CLUB,"

THANK YOU.

YOU'RE PART OF BLESSING

THAT WONDERFUL FAMILY.

IF YOU'RE NOT A MEMBER, I

INVITE YOU TO JOIN WITH

US.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS GO

TO THE PHONE AND CALL US:

1-800-700-7000.

AND SAY, YES, I WANT TO

JOIN.

I WANT TO BE A PART OF

WHAT CBN, WHAT "THE 700

CLUB" IS DOING AROUND THE

WORLD.

WE ARE A LOT MORE THAN

JUST A TV SHOW.

WE WANT TO HELP PEOPLE,

AND WE WANT TO DO IT IN A

VERY TANGIBLE WAY, LIKE

YOU JUST SAW.

IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART

OF THAT, CALL US:

1-800-700-7000.

AND FOR A PLEDGE OF $20 A

MORE A MONTH, WE'LL SEND

YOU THIS WONDERFUL D.V.D.

SERIES FROM MY FATHER

CALLED "MIRACLES."

IN THERE ARE REAL-LIFE

TESTIMONIES OF PEOPLE WHO

HAVE HAD MIRACLES HAPPEN

IN THEIR LIVES.

AND MY FATHER GIVES HIS

WISDOM OF 57 YEARS IN

MINISTRY.

HOW TO GET ANSWERS TO YOUR

PRAYERS, HOW TO HAVE

MIRACLES IN YOUR LIFE.

IT'S YOURS WHEN YOU JOIN,

SO CALL US NOW:

1-800-700-7000.

> WELL, COMING UP, THEIR

2-YEAR-OLD SON WAS TRAPPED

UNDER WATER FOR 20

MINUTES, AND HE DIDN'T

HAVE A HEARTBEAT FOR

NEARLY AN HOUR.

YOU HEAR THAT YOUR KID

IS GOING TO BE TAKEN AWAY

FROM YOU AND BE

BRAIN-DEAD, IT'S THE

BIGGEST PUNCH IN THE GUT

YOU'VE EVERY HAD.

Gordon: A MIRACLE

YOU'LL HAVE TO SEE TO

BELIEVE.

THAT'S NEXT.

Gordon: AMY ODDISSON

FELT SHEAR PANIC WHEN SHE

TWO-YEAR-OLD SON WAS

MISSING.

AND THEN HER SON WAS FOUND

IN A DITCH.

Reporter: AMY AND HIS

FAMILY WERE VACATIONING IN

SEVERAL CABINS ON THE

GUNNISON RIVER, JUST AS

THEY DID EVERY FOURTH OF

JULY.

WHEN SHE WAS GETTING HER

CHILDREN READY TO BED, SHE

NOTICED TWO-YEAR-OLD GORE

WAS MISSING.

I WENT ON THE PORCH,

WHEN HE DIDN'T HEAR MY

VOICE OR ANSWER ME.

THAT'S WHEN I SAW THE

SCREEN DOOR LATCH HAD BEEN

UNDONE.

AMY CALLED OUT TO THE

FAMILY, WHO SEARCHE SPREAD OUT TO

SPREAD THE 40-ACRE YARD.

I HAD SHEAR PANIC.

IT WAS MY WORSE FEAR, THAT

WE'RE NOT GOING TO FIND

HIM AND WE'LL NEVER KNOW

WHAT HAPPENED.

Reporter: AFTER 20

MINUTES, AMY HEARD A CRY

FROM THE IRRIGATION DITCH

BY THE CABIN, BUT IT

WASN'T HER SON.

I ROUNDED THE BIN, AND

I COULD SEE MY COUSIN

HOLDING GORE IN HIS ARMS.

AND HE WAS LIMP.

JUST WHITE AS A GHOST.

Reporter: HE FOUND

GORE TRAPPED UNDER A LOG

IN A DITCH.

AMY'S MOTHER CALLED 9-1-1.

AMY'S FATHER, A RETIRED

SURGEON, AND HER COUSIN,

SUSAN, A NURSE, BEGAN

C.P.R.

HE WAS NOT BREATHING.

HE HAD NO HEARTBEAT.

HE WAS NOTORIOUS FOR ROSY

CHEEKS, AND HE DID NOT

HAVE THAT.

HE WAS COMPLETELY PAIL PALE.

HE WAS DEAD.

Reporter: WHEN THE

AMBULANCE ARRIVED 15

MINUTES LATER, GORE STILL

HAD NO HEARTBEAT.

IT'S OVER.

IT'S OVER.

I REMEMBER EVEN HEARING

THE AMBULANCE'S SIRENS,

AND THINKING, IT IS SO

SILLY THAT THEY EVEN HAVE

THEIR SIRENS ON AND

THEY'RE COMING OUT HERE.

IT HAS BEEN TOO LONG.

Reporter: WHAT MADE

IT HARDER FOR AMY WAS HER

HUSBAND, DAVE, WAS IN

DENVER WORKING, FOUR HOURS

AWAY.

HE REMEMBERS GETTING THE

CALL FROM HIS MOTHER.

GORE MAY HAVE DROWNED

WAS THE ONLY THING THAT

SHE SAID.

AND THE CALL GOT

DISCONNECTED.

IN MY CAR, ALONE, NOT

REALLY BEING ABLE TO TALK

WITH ANY RELATIVES ABOUT

ANYTHING THAT HAD

HAPPENED, BECAUSE I DIDN'T

KNOW AT THAT POINT, IT WAS

REALLY BETWEEN ME AND MY

WINDSHIELD AND GOD, WHERE

I LITERALLY FOUND MYSELF

SCREAMING, DON'T TAKE HIM.

Reporter: GORE WAS

RUSHED TO THE LOCAL

HOSPITAL, WHERE FRIENDS

AND OTHER FAMILY HAD

GATHERED IN THE WAITING

ROOM TO PRAY.

SO IMMEDIATELY PEOPLE

WERE PRAYING THAT HE WOULD

EVEN BEGIN TO BREATHE

AGAIN, THAT HIS HEART

WOULD START TO BEAT AGAIN.

A NURSE CAME IN AND SHE

SAID, WE'VE GOT A

HEARTBEAT.

I WAS SO SHOCKED.

AFTER ALL OF THIS TIME --

IT WAS ALMOST AN HOUR OF

THINKING THAT HE WASN'T

EVEN ALIVE.

I THOUGHT TO MYSELF, HE

HAS A HEARTBEAT.

HE HAS A HEARTBEAT.

I THINK I WAS SO RELIEVED

AND ALSO MAYBE SCARED.

SCARED OF BEING HOPEFUL.

Reporter: THEN GORE

BEGAN BREATHING AND WAS

LIFE-FLIGHTED TO

CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL IN

DENVER.

WHILE AMY AND HER PARENTS

WERE MAKING THE LONG

DRIVE, DAVE ARRIVED AT THE

HOSPITAL.

THERE WERE THREE

DOCTORS IN THAT E.R.

SCENE, AND EACH ONE OF

THEM CAME UP TO ME AND

SAID SOME TYPE OF

VARIATION OF, WELL, DAVE,

THERE IS LESS THAN A 1%

CHANCE THAT HE WILL EVER

WALK OR TALK AGAIN.

AND IT'S UNLIKELY HE WILL

HAVE ANY NORMAL BRAIN

FUNCTION, END QUOTE.

TO HEAR THAT YOUR KID IS

GOING TO BE TAKEN AWAY

FROM YOU AND BE

BRAIN-DEAD, IT'S THE

BIGGEST PUNCH IN THE GUT

THAT YOU'VE EVER SEEN.

Reporter: BY THE TIME

AMY AND HER PARENTS

ARRIVED, GORE WAS ON A

VINVENTILATOR WITH LITTLE

HOPE.

DOCTORS TOLD THEM THE ONLY

THING THEY COULD TRY WAS

AN EXPERIMENTAL THERAPY

WHERE THEY REDUCE HIS CORE

TEMPERATURE TO REDUCE THE

BRAIN SWELLING.

AMY REACHED HER LIMIT.

I ENDED UP IN THIS

PARKING LOT OF THE

HOSPITAL, AND I JUST KEPT

SAYING, GOD, I NEED TO

UNDERSTAND THIS.

I NEED TO UNDERSTAND -- WE

WERE LITERALLY AT THIS

POINT THINKING WE WERE

GOING TO BE DONATING HIS

ORGANS.

AT THAT MOMENT IN TIME, I

JUST STARTED THINKING,

LORD, I WANT TOTAL

HEALING.

I DON'T WANT TO BE FACED

WITH THIS DECISION.

LORD, I NEED YOU TO COME

AND JUST HEAL HIM

COMPLETELY.

I, AS CLEAR AS DAY, FELT

AN OVERWHELMING SENSE OF

PEACE, THAT I'VE NEVER

EXPERIENCED SINCE, AND I

FELT GOD SAYING, I AM IN

COMPLETE CONTROL.

I AM IN COMPLETE CONTROL.

Reporter: OVER THE

NEXT 48 HOURS, FRIENDS AND

FAMILY ACROSS THE COUNTRY

PRAYED FOR GORE.

WITH THE TREATMENT OVER,

AMY AND DAVE WAITED AS

MEDICAL STAFF SLOWLY

BROUGHT GORE'S BODY

TEMPERATURE BACK TO

NORMAL.

AND THEN, FINALLY, HE

OPENED HIS EYES.

I FELT LIKE, GOSH, GOD,

I KNEW YOU WERE BIG, BUT

THIS IS HUGE.

THIS IS HUGER THAN

ANYTHING WE CAN, IN OUR

HUMAN MINDS, CAN EVEN

IMAGINE.

I THOUGHT, LORD, YOU

HAVE HEARD ALL OF THESE

HUNDREDS, IF NOT

THOUSANDS, OF PEOPLE

PRAYING FOR GORE.

AND YOU RESPONDED.

JUST TO SEE HIM OPEN HIS

EYES AGAIN WAS SOMETHING I

THOUGHT I WAS NEVER GOING

TO SEE AGAIN.

Reporter: THE NEXT

DAY DOCTORS TOOK GORE OFF

THE VENTILATOR AND ORDERED

AN M.R.I.

AND WE RECEIVED A PHONE

CALL.

WE RECEIVED A PHONE CALL

WITH THE M.R.I..

RESULTS, AND THEY SAID NO

ABNORMALITIES.

TO HEAR THERE WERE NO

ABNORMALITIES FOR A CHILD

THAT HAD BEEN UNDER WATER

FOR OVER 20 MINUTES, AND

WITHOUT A HEARTBEAT FOR

50, 55 MINUTES, AND NOT

HAVE A SINGLE ABNORMALITY

IN HIS BRAIN WAS -- I

MEAN, I KNEW IT WAS GOD.

I KNEW HE ANSWERED OUR

PRAYERS.

Reporter: AFTER A

MONTH OF REHAB, GORE

WALKED OUT OF THE

HOSPITAL.

THE FAMILY BELIEVES THERE

IS ONLY ONE WAY TO EXPLAIN

THIS RECOVERY.

NO BRAIN DAMAGE, WITH

THE WORST SCORES OF ALL

TIME.

THE TRAUMA SCORE WAS ZERO.

IT'S DEFINITELY A MIRACLE.

Reporter: TODAY GORE

IS JUST SHY OF HIS EIGHTH

BIRTHDAY.

HE DOESN'T REMEMBER WHAT

HAPPENED THAT DAY BUT

TELLS HIS FRIENDS THE ONE

THING HE IS CERTAIN OF.

I FELL IN A DITCH WHEN

I WAS ALMOST TWO, AND IT

WAS A MIRACLE.

BUAND THEY'RE, LIKE, IF YOU

DIED, HOW ARE YOU RIGHT

HERE NOW?

AND I'M, LIKE, BECAUSE

IT'S A MIRACLE.

WE FEEL LIKE OUR

PRAYERS WERE ANSWERED

3,000-FOLD.

HE IS A JOY IN OUR LIVES.

HE IS STILL A HANDFUL,

WHICH A LOT OF 7-YEAR-OLD

BOYS ARE.

AND E SO H HE IS JUST A PURE JOY,

TO SEE HIM SMILE AND LIVE

A NORMAL LIFE.

SEEING A MIRACLE

FIRSTHAND, TO THE DEGREE

THAT WE SAW THIS, I ALWAYS

BELIEVED -- I HAD SUCH A

STRONG FAITH AND KNEW THAT

GOD PERFORMED THESE

MIRACLES, BUT I JUST

THOUGHT, LORD, WOW.

THAT IS INCREDIBLE, THAT

YOU DIDN'T JUST GIVE US

HIM LIVING.

YOU GAVE US OUR SON

PERFECTLY WHOLE.

PERFECTLY WHOLE.

Gordon: A WONDERFUL

STORY.

I LIKE TO TELL PEOPLE, YOU

CAN'T BE TOO DEAD FOR A

RESURRECTION.

AND HERE GORE -- HE'S

WITHOUT A HEARTBEAT FOR 55

MINUTES.

THAT'S A LONG TIME.

AND TO COME BACK FROM THAT

WITH NO BRAIN DAMAGE, NO

INTERNAL ORGAN DAMAGE, TO

COME BACK INTO LIFE.

AND THEN YOU HEARD HIM, I

CAN'T EXPLAIN IT.

IT'S A MIRACLE.

GOD WANTS TO WORK

MIRACLES.

AND WHEN YOU GET THAT

STRAIGHT, YOU UNDERSTAND

THAT IT'S HIS WILL.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO BEG WITH

HIM.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO PLEAD.

WHAT WE HAVE TO DO IS

BELIEVE.

BELIEVE THAT HE WANTS TO

DO THAT.

AND WHEN WE GET TO THAT

PLACE OF BELIEF, NOW IS

THE TIME TO INTERCEDE AND

TO SAY, LORD, I WANT YOUR

WILL SHOULD BE DONE ON

EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN.

NOW, IN HEAVEN, IS ANYBODY

DEAD?

NO.

ANYBODY SICK?

NO.

ANYBODY POOR?

NO.

ANYBODY LONELY?

NO.

SO WE SEE GOD'S WILL

THERE.

AND THAT'S WHERE HIS WILL

IS BEING PERFECTLY DONE.

AND WE'RE COMMANDED BY

JESUS TO PRAY.

THIS IS WHAT WE'RE

SUPPOSED TO PRAY, THAT HIS

WILL WOULD BE DONE ON

EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN.

SO LET'S DO THAT RIGHT

NOW.

LET'S PRAY FOR YOU.

AND NO MATTER WHAT YOU'RE

STRUGGLING WITH, REALIZE

GOD IS A BIG GOD.

AND HE IS ABLE TO DO

ANYTHING.

AND HE IS ABLE TO FULFILL

YOUR EVERY NEED.

LET'S PRAY.

JESUS, WE JUST COME TO YOU

RIGHT NOW.

AND WE JUST THANK YOU FOR

WHAT YOU'VE DONE, WHO YOU

ARE, THAT YOU ARE THE SAME

YESTERDAY, TODAY, AND

FOREVER.

AND WE UNDERSTAND HOW

GREAT YOU ARE, AND THE

GREATNESS OF YOUR POWER

TOWARDS US WHO BELIEVE.

SO RIGHT NOW JUST STRETCH

FORTH YOUR HAND TO DO

MIRACLES, TO DO WONDERS,

TO PROVIDE FOR EVERY NEED.

WE THANK YOU FOR IT.

IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

AND AMEN.

HERE IS A WORD FOR YOU

FROM PSALM 107: "HE

BROUGHT HEM OUT OF

DARKNESS AND THE SHADOW OF

DEATH AND BROKE THEIR

CHAINS IN PIECES."

GOD BLESS YOU.

WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN.

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