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700 Club Interactive - August 14, 2017

A homeless drug addict gave his life to Jesus when he was 52-years-old. Now, he’s ministering to others homeless in Las Vegas. Read Transcript


A BOXER WHO WAS KNOCKED DOWN

AND OUT.

I BLACKED OUT AT THAT POINT.

TERRY: AND THE CLOCK WAS

TICKING.

I COULDN'T COMPREHEND AND

THINK.

HEAR WHAT GOT HIM BACK IN THE

RING ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

TERRY: GOOD MORNING, WELCOME

TO THE PROGRAM TODAY.

WE BEGIN IN BUFFALO, NEW

YORK, HOTEL THAT HAS A ROBOT

BUTLER NAMED CHIP.

THEY JUST STARTED USING ALEXA,

THE VOICE CONTROLLED SYSTEM FROM

AMAZON.

TERRY: WESTIN HOTEL PUT

ALEXA IN 116 ROOMS.

IT CAN BE TURNED OFF.

ACTS AS A PHONE, GIVE

INFORMATION ABOUT THE HOTEL AND

PLACE ORDERS WITH THE FRONT

DESK.

ASKING FOR SERVICE, THAT TYPE

OF STUFF.

WE HAVE A NEW BUTTON, TURN IT

OFF OR UNPLUG IT.

ALEXA, ASK WESTIN TO BRING

TOWELS TO MY ROOM.

OKAY.

HOUSEKEEPING WILL BE IN TOUCH

SHORTLY.

SHE ALERTS THE FRONT DESK,

CHIP, THE ROBOT TAKES THE ITEMS

TO THE ROOM.

SERVICE HASN'T TAKEN AWAY ANY

JOBS FROM PEOPLE.

TERRY: DO YOU HAVE TO TIP,

CHIP?

THAT MIGHT BE THE ONLY THING

GOOD.

[LAUGHTER].

I'LL TAKE THAT.

TERRY: COUNTRY MUSIC STAR

CARRIE UNDERWOOD AND MIKE FISHER

FACING A NEW SEASON.

FISHER ANNOUNCED SHE IS RETIRING

FROM NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE.

CARRIE SAID SHE IS GOING TO MISS

CHEERING FOR HIM BUT SAID I LOOK

FORWARD TO SEE WHAT GOD HAS IN

STORE FOR YOU.

HE PLAYED FOR 17 SEASONS.

HARDEST DECISION HE HAD EVER HAD

TO MAKE.

HE HAS PRAYED FOR PEACE.

FISHER AND UNDERWOOD OUTSPOKEN

ABOUT THEIR FAITH.

FISHER SHARED HIS CONVERSION FIM

-- FILM "I AM SECOND."

AT 19 HE IS MAKING ALL THIS

MONEY.

HE REALIZED THIS ISN'T IT.

THAT MOMENT WHEN HE REALIZED,

THAT RELATIONSHIP I STARTED WITH

GOD ALL THOSE YEARS AGO, NEEDS

TO GET REAL NOW.

TERRY: MIGHT NEED THAT.

THEY ARE A POWER HOUSE COUPLE.

IT WILL BE INTERESTED TO SEE HOW

GOD USES THEM.

IN DEED.

ADOPTION IS NOTHING NEW.

ADOPTION STORIES NEVER GET OLD.

THIS NEXT STORY IS DEFINITELY

ONE TO MAKE YOU SMILE.

TERRY: A BABY GIRL NEEDED TO

BE ADOPTED QUICKLY.

COUPLE SAID YES AND WENT TO GET

KELSEY MARIE.

HERE IS THE KICKER, THE OTHER

CHILDREN HAD NO CLUE THEY WERE

GETTING A SISTER ONE DAY.

REAGAN, HARPER, WHAT ARE

Y'ALL DOING.

WHAT IS THAT?

IT IS A NEW BABY SISTER.

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

DON'T CRY.

ARE YOU EXCITED?

GIVE HER A HUG.

ARE YOU EXCITED?

WHAT DO YOU THINK, HUH?

DO YOU THINK SHE IS BEAUTIFUL?

YES.

ARE YOU CRYING, TOO?

ARE Y'ALL GOING TO LOVE HER

VERY MUCH?

YOU WANT TO HOLD HER?

SHE IS BEAUTIFUL, HUH?

TERRY: SHANE TWEETED THE

HAPPY NEWS, IT WASN'T LONG UNTIL

THE INTERNET FELL IN LOVE WITH

THE INTERNET AND BABY KELSEY

MARIE.

IN DEED, THEY EMBRACED THE

CHILD WITH SUCH LOVE

IMMEDIATELY, IMMEDIATELY.

TERRY: THIS IS ONE YOU ARE

GLAD YOU HAVE YOUR PHONE.

GOOD IDEA.

TERRY: THEY'LL BE ENJOYING

THAT DECADES TO COME.

NAMING A CHILD CAN BE FUN AND

STRESSFUL.

GETS EASIER WHEN INSPIRATION

DROPS OUT OF THE SKY.

FOR MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY, IT

WAS THE BIBLE THAT INSPIRED HIM

TO NAME HIS SON, LEVI, FAVORITE

VERSE MATTHEW 6:22 IF YOUR EYES

ARE HEALTHY, YOUR WHOLE BODY

WILL BE FULL OF LIFE.

MCCONAUGHEY RAISED A CHRISTIAN.

HIS WIFE'S FAITH THAT BROUGHT

HIM BACK TO GOD.

SO I -- WHEN HE WON HIS LAST

ACTING AWARD, IT WAS SO EVIDENT

IN WHAT HE SAID THAT HE WAS

GIVING GOD THE GLORY.

I REMEMBER THAT.

TERRY: I DIDN'T KNOW HIS

STORY.

THAT IS A WOW.

I THINK THAT WAS THE WAY HE

PROPOSED TO HIS WIFE, LET'S YOU

AND ME, GET TOGETHER AND MAKE A

COVENANT WITH GOD.

[LAUGHTER].

SAD TO SAY IT, IT IS ALMOST TIME

TO SAY GOOD-BYE TO SUMMER.

NOT QUITE OVER YET, WE NEED TO

GET PLANNING FOR BACK TO SCHOOL.

TERRY: HARD TO IMAGINE, WE

WANT TO TAKE A MOMENT TO PRAY

OVER OUR CHILDREN AS YOU WATCH

THIS VIDEO, JOIN US IN PRAYER

FOR THEIR PROTECTION AND

GUIDANCE IN THE COMING YEAR.

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TERRY: BEAUTIFUL FIRMWARE.

IN DEED.

TERRY: A GOOD REMINDER TO

ALL OF US WHO ARE PARENTING, WE

NEED TO PRAY OVER THEM EVERYDAY

AS THEY LEAVE OUR HOUSES GOD

WILL GO BEFORE THEM AS WELL AS

WITH THEM AND USE THEM IN A

POWERFUL WAY.

KEEP THEM FROM HARM.

AMEN.

TERRY: UP NEXT, A BOXER WITH

MALICE IN HIS HEART AND BLEEDING

IN HIS BRAIN.

WATCH WHAT HAPPENS WHEN HE GETS

FLOORED AND SEE WHAT PICKED HIM

BACK UP AGAIN.

TERRY: BOXING WAS A PERFECT

MATCH, FISTS DEADLY WEAPONS,

EXPLOSIVE TEMPER FOUND AN OUTLET

INSIDE THE RING.

AFTER TAKING ONE TOO MANY SHOTS

TO THE HEAD, JUAN WENT DOWN AND

WASN'T GOING TO BE THE SAME IF

HE GOT BACK UP.

I HAD ASSAULT WITH DEADLY

WEAPONS CHARGE.

IT WASN'T BECAUSE I GRABBED A

GUN OR SOMETHING.

THAT WAS A FIT OF RAGE, POOR KID

DID NOTHING.

JUAN WAS 15 WHEN HE NEARLY

KILLED ANOTHER TEENAGER WITH HIS

BARE HANDS, ANGER BEGAN AS A

YOUNG BOY, AT AN UNLIKELY PLACE

WHERE HIS FATHER AND GRANDFATHER

WERE PASTORS.

JUAN STOPPED GOING TO CHURCH.

SOURCE OF THE ANGER WAS NEVER

FEELING GOOD ENOUGH FOR GOD.

IF I AM NOT GOING TO FEEL THE

LAW, I AM GOING TO ACT OUT, I

TOOK IT OUT IN FIGHTS AND

BREAKING STUFF.

AFTER THE ASSAULT CHARGE,

FATHER PERSUADED JUAN, ALREADY

SKILLED BASEBALL PLAYER, TO TAKE

UP BOXING AS A WAY TO CHANNEL

THE ANGER.

I TOOK IT OUT IN THE BOXING

COACH.

JUAN'S BOXING COACH WAS A

CHRISTIAN.

EVERY BIBLE

I BLACKED OUT.

FROM THEN ON, I DON'T REMEMBER.

JUAN SUFFERED A HEMORRHAGE, A

BRAIN BLEED.

RUSHED TO A HOSPITAL WHERE HE

UNDERWENT EMERGENCY SURGERY.

DOCTORS TOLD HIS PARENTS HE MAY

NEVER WAKE UP, IF HE DID, HE HAD

ONLY A 30% CHANCE OF LIVING A

NORMAL LIFE.

HE SAID I AM GOING TO GIVE

YOUR SUN 12 HOURS.

AFTER 12 HOURS I AM GOING TO

GIVE HIM THREE DAYS AND THEN SEE

WHAT YOU WANT.

I COULDN'T THINK.

I WAS IN SHOCK MYSELF.

MY WIFE LOOKED AT ME, SHE SAID

YOU NEED TO PRAY.

I WENT INTO THE EXTENDED WAITING

ROOM.

I CRIED OUT TO THE LORD.

THEY STAYED AT THEIR SON'S

BEDSIDE.

WE ARE GOING BY WHAT GOD

SAYS, I PLAYED WORSHIP MUSIC

INSIDE HIS ROOM DURING THE

NIGHTTIME.

VERY NEXT MORNING JUAN WOKE

UP.

AT THAT TIME IT WAS LIKE GOD

WAS ASSURING US EVERYTHING WAS

GOING TO BE OKAY.

AFTER THE FIRST WEEK I SEEN THE

TURN AROUND, ON THE SIX DAY HE

STARTED TELLING ME HE WANTED TO

WALK.

I SEEN, I KNEW EVERYTHING WAS

GOING TO BE OKAY.

GOD'S HAND WAS IN IT.

PATH BACK FOR JUAN WASN'T

EASY.

WE HAD TO TEACH HIM OUT TO

EAT AND DRINK AGAIN, HOW TO USE

A STRAW, HOW TO READ, SPELL HIS

NAME.

I KNEW GOD'S HAND WAS IN IT

BECAUSE IT HAPPENED.

HE DID SO GOOD.

JUAN REGAINED MOST OF HIS

BRAIN FUNCTION.

INSTEAD OF BEING GRATEFUL TO BE

ALIVE HE WAS ANGRY.

THEY TOLD ME I COULD PLAY

BASEBALL OR BOX.

I HATED GOD.

I FELT LIKE HE TOOK EVERYTHING

AWAY FROM ME.

JUAN'S BODY CONTINUEDED TO

HEAL, HE PRAYED HIS HEART WOULD

BE HEALED.

HE TALKED ABOUT HIM INTO GOING

TO A YOUTH CAMP.

PLEASE SPEAK TO MY SON.

HE IS NOT LISTENING.

I HAD MY EYES CLOSED, I GOT UP

AND FOLLOWED HIM.

THEY PRAYED FOR HIM.

IT WAS LIKE THE LORD JUST TOOK

OVER.

I WAS SO MAD AT GOD ALL HE

WAS TRYING TO DO IS GIVE ME A

HUG.

THAT IS WHEN I GAVE UP.

I AM DONE FIGHTING.

I AM NOT GOING TO WIN.

I COULDN'T MOVE, I FELT

PARALYZED.

THEY PRAYED FOR ME.

ALL OF A SUDDEN, I FELT PEACE.

I REALLY FEEL LIKE I HAD A

SPIRIT OF ANGER IN ME.

THAT NIGHT I FELT LIKE IT CAME

OUT AND THAT IS WHEN I KNEW GOD

LOVED ME.

JUAN SURRENDERED HIS LIFE TO

CHRIST.

HAVE YOU FISHED FOR BASS?

THEY FIGHT.

YOUR JOB IS TO KEEP THEM ON THE

LINE.

GOD LET ME FIGHT.

LET ME HATE HIM.

I ALWAYS STAYED ON HIS LINE.

I FEEL LIKE HE REELED ME IN.

ACCIDENT, I DON'T SEE IT AS

TAKING STUFF AWAY.

IT GAVE ME AN OPPORTUNITY TO

TOUCH MORE LIVES THAN I COULD

EVER DO.

TODAY JUAN RETURNED TO BOXING

RING AND BASEBALL FIELD.

MOST IMPORTANTLY HE SEES GOD IN

A BRAND NEW LIGHT.

I SEE GOD AS A MERCIFUL

LOVING GOD.

I SEE HIM AS A FATHER WHO WANTS

HIS KIDS TO BE SAFE.

HE DOESN'T WALK AWAY FROM US.

HE IS WAITING THERE.

HE LOVES YOU.

HE IS WAITING FOR YOU TO COME

BACK HOME.

TERRY: HIS STORY REMINDS ME

OF A BUMPER STICKER, IF YOU

DON'T FEEL CLOSE TO GOD, WHO

MOVED?

GOD IS ALWAYS REACHING OUT,

ALWAYS WAITING, I MEAN I THINK

THAT IS THE MOST AMAZING THING

ABOUT OUR HEAVENLY FATHER,

CREATOR OF THE UNIVERSE WAITS ON

US, LOVES US THAT MUCH.

HIS PLANS AND ENTIRE PURPOSE FOR

ALL OF ETERNITY IS FOR US TO BE

TOGETHER WITH HIM.

HE CARED ABOUT THAT SO MUCH HE

WOULD RATHER DIE THAN BE WITHOUT

US.

THAT IS THE KIND LOVE LOVE YOUR

FATHER HAS FOR YOU.

MAYBE YOU HAVE NOT EVER REALLY

RECEIVED THAT INTO YOUR HEART OR

MIND.

I KNOW MORE PEOPLE IN MY LIFE

CIRCLE THAT HAVE ANGER

MANAGEMENT ISSUES.

DON'T BE ANGRY WITH GOD.

HE IS NOT YOUR PROBLEM HE IS

YOUR BIGGEST CHEERLEADER.

HE'LL NEVER LEAVE YOU OR FORSAKE

YOU.

YOU NEED TO FORSAKE YOUR RIGHT

TO BE ANGRY, YOUR UNWILLINGNESS

TO FORGIVE.

STEP INTO THE CIRCLE OF GOD'S

LOVE BY SAYING YES, GOD.

I AM WILLING TO DO THOSE THINGS.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO HAVE THE

ABILITY TO WANT TO DO IT ON YOUR

OWN.

SAY YES TO THE PLAN.

HE IS A GOOD FATHER WITH GREAT

PLANS.

THIS IS VERY TRUE, SCRIPTURE

SAYS THIS: HIS WAYS ARE

DIFFERENT THAN OUR WAYS, HIGHER

THAN OURS.

IT IS OUR JOB, YOU AND ME TO SAY

GOD, I WANT TO DO IT YOUR WAY.

I WANT YOUR THOUGHTS TO BE MY

THOUGHTS.

I WANT TO REPLACE WHAT YOU FEEL

WITH WHAT I AM SUPPOSED TO FEEL.

GOD DOESN'T JUDGE US.

HE LOVES US TOO MUCH TO LET US

STAY WHERE WE ARE.

LET HIM CHANGE YOU TODAY.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU ARE

DEALING WITH OR WHAT YOUR

STRUGGLE IS.

I KNOW HOW GOD CHANGED ME.

I KNOW HE CAN CHANGE YOU, TOO.

ALL BEGINS WITH ONE SIMPLE WORD,

YES, YES GOD.

I WILL.

I WANT YOU, COME IN.

FORGIVE ME FIRST.

THEN HELP ME TO FORGIVE OTHERS.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE SOMEONE TO

PRAY WITH YOU TODAY.

OUR PRAYER LINES ARE ALWAYS

OPEN.

TOLL FREE 800-700-7000.

YOU CAN ALSO COMMUNICATE WITH US

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EFREM: MEANINGFUL REMINDER

FOR ADULTS AND YOUNG CHILDREN

WATCHING.

WE HAVE THAT WHEN WE COME BACK.

EFREM: DO YOU REMEMBER WHAT

IT WAS LIKE WHEN YOU WERE

YOUNGER BEFORE TRIALS DISTRACTED

YOU FROM GOD HE WANTED US TO

COME TO HIM WITH FAITH LIKE A

CHILD.

EFREM: THAT BEAUTIFUL CHILD

LIKE FAITH.

YOU COULD SEE THE CHILD LIKE

FAITH IN HER EYES.

I WANT TO REMIND YOU ALSO,

BEFORE LIFE'S CARES DISTRACTED

YOU FROM TRUSTING GOD?

I REMEMBER WHAT THAT WAS LIKE.

I GET TO SEE IT THROUGH THE EYES

OF MY OWN CHILDREN.

OTHER THING I GET TO SEE IS THE

TRUE WONDER WHEN THEY DISCOVER

SOMETHING NEW.

THEY APPROACH EVERY SITUATION SO

MUCH BETTER THAN I DO AS THEIR

JADED FATHER WHO HAS SEEN LIFE'S

UPS AND DOWNS.

I BELIEVE GOD IS CALLING US ALL

BACK TO APPRECIATE THAT AND TO

COME TO HIM WITH THAT WONDER

KNOWING I DON'T KNOW HOW IT IS

GOING TO WORK OUT, I DON'T KNOW

WHERE THE MONEY IS COMING FROM,

I DON'T KNOW HOW YOU ARE GOING

TO HANDLE THIS.

I KNOW YOU ARE IN DEED A GOOD,

GOOD FATHER AND CAUSE ALL THINGS

TO WORK TOGETHER FOR MY GOOD.

GOD IS CALLING US BACK TO BE HIS

CHILDREN.

TO TRULY, TRUST HIM WITHOUT

WAIVERING AND WHEN WE DO THAT, I

PROMISE YOU, THAT HE IS GOING TO

MEET YOU EXACTLY WHERE YOU ARE

AND HE IS GOING TO PROVE HIMSELF

AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND I

AM SPEAKING FROM EXPERIENCE.

HILLSONG UNITED JUST RELEASED A

SONG CALLED "WONDER."

GO BACK TO YOUR CHILDHOOD AND

YOU'LL BE AMAZED.

TERRY: THE RECOGNITION WE

DON'T HAVE TO WORRY, OUR PARENTS

ARE IN CHARGE.

GOD IS, TOO.

I WANT TO REMIND THAT TO PEOPLE

WHO HAVE WRITTEN IN WITH PRAYER

REQUESTS, WE HAVE SEVERAL HERE

AND I KNOW YOU HAVE THINGS ON

YOUR HEART YOU ARE NEEDING AND

WANTING GOD.

HE IS AS EFREM JUST SAID YOU ARE

A GOOD, GOOD FATHER.

HE WANTS US TO BE IN THAT

RELATIONSHIP, WE KNOW HE IS

POWERFUL, WE EXPECT HIM TO DO

THINGS FOR US.

REBECCA SAID PLEASE PRAY FOR MY

SON.

HE HAS EPILEPSY.

HE IS A SINGLE PARENT, THREE

KIDS.

HE'LL BE LAID OFF IN SEPTEMBER

AND NEEDS A GREAT JOB.

EFREM: ANTHONY SAYS PRAY FOR

ME.

I AM GOING THROUGH HARD TIMES IN

MY LIFE.

IN MY 50S, BAD ANXIETY, PANIC

ATTACKS AND DEPRESSION.

AND PRAY FOR MY THYROID AND

JOINT PAIN.

TERRY: LET'S GO TO THE LORD

THERE IS POWER IN THAT.

LET'S LIFT UP REBECCA'S SON,

YOUR HEART IS FOR HIM TO KNOW

YOU.

WE ARE ASKING FOR SALVATION FOR

HIM.

I DON'T KNOW HIS CIRCUMSTANCES.

WOULD YOU SEND SOMEONE INTO THE

CIRCLE OF HIS LIFE AT THIS

POIGNANT TIME TO SPEAK TO HIM.

WE PRAY FOR HEALING FROM

EPILEPSY, GOD, TOUCH HIS BODY,

SET ALL THINGS IN ORDER.

I PRAY, ALSO, HE IS A SINGLE

DAD, STRENGTH FOR THE JOURNEY,

WISDOM AND FOR A JOB.

WE KNOW WE NEED TO BE PROVIDED

FOR.

EFREM: WE ASK THAT YOU LIFT

UP ANTHONY, LORD, CAST ALL HIS

CARES UPON YOU KNOWING YOU CARE

FOR HIM FATHER, EVEN WE KNOW YOU

ARE NOT A GOD ANXIETY OR FARE

BUT LOVE, PEACE AND SOUND MINE.

WE PRAY HE RECEIVES THAT.

WE LIFT UP MAREBELL, YOU ARE A

HEALER.

MAKE THAT KNOWN EVEN IN THIS

MOMENT BY YOUR STRIPES, YOU GAVE

YOUR SON, JESUS TO DIE ON THE

CROSS WE MIGHT BE HEALED.

HELP US, FATHER THAT WE KNOW YOU

ARE IN JESUS' NAME, WE DO PRAY,

AMEN.

TERRY: I WANT TO SAY TO

THOSE OF YOU LISTENING OR

WATCHING, ALSO I KNOW THE NEEDS

ARE MANY IN YOUR LIVES, I KNOW

SOME OF YOU ARE PARENTS.

SOME OF YOU ARE PARENTS WHO ARE

I GUESS VERY VULNERABLE

SITUATIONS.

PRAY FOR THEM.

DON'T GIVE I.

DON'T GIVE UP.

THAT IS OUR ROLE AS PARENTS TO

HANG IN THERE FOR OUR KIDS.

THOSE OF YOU THAT HAVE A NEED

FOR HEALING PHYSICALLY.

I DON'T KNOW WHY IT WORKS THIS

WAY, BIBLE SAYS THE PRAYER, YOU

KEEP ASKING OVER AND OVER AGAIN.

GOD'S TIMING IS NOT OURS, TRUST

HIM TO DO WHAT YOU NEED IN YOUR

LIFE PHYSICALLY, SPIRITUALLY,

EMOTIONALLY IN EVERY AREA.

WE HAVE FOLKS HERE WHO ARE GOING

THROUGH THINGS LIKE ANXIETY.

AS YOU JUST SAID EFREM CONFUSION

IS NOT OF THE LORD.

TAP INTO HIS HOLY SPIRIT AS HE

REACHES BACK.

DON'T BE AFRAID TO ASK FOR THE

IMPOSSIBLE.

PRAY FOR WHAT GOD CAN DO,

RESOURCES ENDLESS AND POWERFUL

AND ALWAYS EXTENDED TO YOU.

PRAY NOW, IF YOU WANT A FRIEND

TO PRAY WITH, 800-700-7000.

REMEMBER THIS JOHN 10:10, THIEF

COMES ONLY TO STEAL, KILL, AND

DESTROY.

I CAME THAT THEY MIGHT HAVE LIFE

AND HAVE IT ABUNDANTLY.

THAT IS FROM JESUS TO YOU.

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