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700 Club Interactive - August 15, 2017

Jaci Velasquez has sold over five million albums and won 7 Dove Awards. The singer, writer, actress and fashion designer shares her struggles and triumphs with her career, faith, and motherhood. Read Transcript


GOD GAVE ME A VOICE TO

SING.

Terry: THE 5-YEAR-OLD

WHO IS ALREADY A

YouTube SENSATION.

MEET THE PINT-SIZED

WORSHIP LEADER, CALEB

SHERONO.

PEIT'S ALL ON TODAY'S "700

CLUB INTERACTIVE."

Andrew: WELL, GOOD

MORNING, AND WELCOME TO

THE SHOW.

AT JUST FIVE YEARS OLD,

CALEB IS ALREADY A WORSHIP

LEADER WHO HAS APPEARED ON

NUMEROUS NATIONAL

TELEVISION SHOWS.

AND WHEN HE SINGS, PEOPLE

OF ALL AGES ARE BLOWN

AWAY.

Terry: BEHIND THE BIG

VOICE AND PERSONALITY IS A

WONDERFUL KID WITH GREAT

PARENTS.

EFREM GRAHAM BRINGS US

THAT STORY.

TAKE A LOOK.

*

* THIS LITTLE LIFE OF

MINE *

* I'M...GONNA LET IT

SHINE *

[APPLAUSE]

[CHEERING]

Reporter: THAT

BOOMING VOICE FROM THIS

GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA

CHURCH, IS 5-YEAR-OLD

CALEB SERANO.

HE IS ATTRACTING THE EYES

AND EARS OF MILLIONS.

AND NOW THE DROP THE

MIC MOMENT INSIDE A NORTH

CAROLINA CHURCH, THE VIDEO

GOING VIRAL.

CALEB SERANO, HE'S GOT

THE VOICE.

HEY, EVERYBODY!

I'M ON ABC NEWS.

WHO ENCOURAGED YOU TO

GET UP AND SING?

MY PAPA.

Efrem: YOU'RE

GRANDFATHER AND YOUR PAPA?

YEAH.

DID HE GIVE YOU THE MIC --

I JUST KEPT ON

LISTENING AND GOD GAVE ME

A VOICE TO SING.

YES, PAPA, STAND UP.

C'MON!

Efrem: AND PAPA WAS

IN THE AUDIENCE WHEN CALEB

MADE HIS APPEARANCE ON THE

HIT SHOW "LITTLE BIGSHOT."

* DOWN IN MY SOUL, I'VE

GOT A HOLE *

Efrem: CALEB HAS BEEN

SINGING FOR HOW LONG?

CALEB HAS BEEN SINGING

FOR A LONG TIME.

I NOTICED HIM HAVING A

DRIVE FOR MUSIC SINCE HE

WAS ABOUT ONE.

AND HE WAS SINGING BEFORE

HE WAS ABLE TO TALK.

IT IS A BLESSING THAT SO

MANY PEOPLE ARE TOUCHED BY

MY LITTLE ONE, MY

BLESSING.

SO WE JUST HOPE WE CAN

KIND OF TO DO WHAT GOD HAS

US TO DO.

IT HAS BEEN WONDERFUL,

FABULOUS.

Efrem: I IMAGINE

THOSE BLESSINGS FOR YOU,

THROUGH HIM, CAME LONG

BEFORE THE WES REST OF THE

WORLD STARTED SEEING HIM?

ABSOLUTELY.

HOWEVER, IT IS AMAZING

THAT YOU DON'T REALLY SEE

WHAT YOU HAVE -- THAT GIFT

THAT YOU HAVE -- UNTIL

OTHER PEOPLE KIND OF START

COMMENTING.

AND TO BE REAL ABOUT IT,

IT IS ALMOST LIKE, CALEB,

BE QUIET.

CALEB, WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

CALEB, CLOSE THE DOOR.

UNTIL SOMEBODY ELSE CAN

APPRECIATE IT, AND THEN

YOU STOP AND PAY

ATTENTION.

Efrem: WE COULDN'T

HELP BUT TO PAY ATTENTION

WHEN CALEB ALLOWED US TO

SIT IN ON HIS REHEARSAL

HERE AT NEW HOPE BAPTIST

CHURCH IN HAMPTON,

VIRGINIA.

*

Efrem: "LILY IN THE

VALLEY" IS AN OWL OLD TUNE.

DO YOU KNOW HOME?

HE IS CHARLOTTE.

Efrem: HAVE YOU MET

HIM?

I JUST WENT TO

CHARLOTTE TO DO JOYFEST.

Efrem: HOW COOL WAS

THAT?

THAT WAS AMAZING.

Efrem: WHO IS YOUR

FAVORITE GOSPEL SINGER

RIGHT NOW?

ANTHONY BROWN.

Efrem: I HAVE MET

ANTHONY BROWN AND

INTERVIEWED HIM, TOO.

WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE SONG

FROM HIM?

I MET HIM, TOO.

Efrem: YOU DID.

TELL ME WHAT THAT WAS

LIKE?

COOL.

AND I INTERVIEWED HIM.

Efrem: WHAT DID YOU

ASK HIM.

HE ASKED ME QUESTIONS.

Efrem: WHAT DID HE

ASK YOU?

DO YOU REMEMBER?

HE JUST SAID ON

"HARRY," I WAS HIS

FAVORITE SINGER.

Efrem: THAT WAS THE

HARRY CONNICK,, JR., SHOW.

WHAT WAS IT LIKE MEETING

HIM?

IT WAS GREAT.

* HE IS WEAK, I KNOW

Efrem: SO, DAD, HOW

DOES IT FEEL TO HAVE SUCH

A GIFTED SON?

IT IS TRULY A BLESSING.

THE WORDS REALLY CAN'T

DESCRIBE THE FEELING.

THE RAW EMOTION, THE

ADULATION.

AND IT'S JUST A

DIFFERENT -- IT'S A

CHALLENGE, REALLY A

CHALLENGE.

Efrem: WHAT HAS BEEN

THE BIGGEST SURPRISE FOR

YOU IN THIS JOURNEY SO

FAR?

THE BIGGEST SURPRISE

FOR ME WOULD HAVE TO BE

JUST THE POSITIVE FEETBACK FEEDBACK

FROM AROUND THE WORLD.

NOT JUST LOCALLY, BUT

INTERNATIONALLY, HOW

PEOPLE ARE REACHING OUT TO

CALEB TO TELL US ABOUT HOW

HE IS TOUCHING THEIR

LIVES, AND WHAT HIS GIFT

HAS DONE FOR THEM.

THESE ARE PEOPLE THAT HAVE

NEVER SEEN HIM.

ALL THEY'VE SEEN IS THE

VIDEOS.

THEY'VE NEVER SPENT THE

TIME WITH THIS FUN-LOVING,

CHALLENGING 5-YEAR-OLD

THAT WE HAVE.

*

Efrem: YOUNG CALEB

HAS FANS FROM ALL OVER THE

WORLD.

AS FAR AS AUSTRALIA,

E FIJI, KENYA, NIGERIA,

AND UKRAINE.

Efrem: DO YOU SING?

NO, SIR.

Efrem: DOES YOUR

WIFE?

NOT AT ALL.

I WILL TOTE THE EQUIPMENT

AND I WILL DRIVE THE

CAR --

HE REALLY TRIES TO

SING.

BUT DADDY CAN'T WHAT?

SING.

THERE WE GO.

*

Efrem: SO WE'LL LEAVE

THE SINGING TO CALEB.

EFREM GRAHAM, CBN NEWS,

HAMPTON, VIRGINIA.

Andrew: WE CAN

CERTAINLY SEE WHY CALEB

BRINGS JOY TO A LOT OF

PEOPLE.

Terry: YOU CAN'T HELP

BUT SMILE WHEN YOU LISTEN

TO HIM SING AND WHEN HE

SPEAKS.

Andrew: IT IS

INTERESTING TO HEAR BOTH

PARENTS TALK ABOUT THAT

THEY'RE A LITTLE SURPRISED

AT THE IMPACT THAT HE HAS

ON PEOPLE.

IT IS INTERESTING TO SEE

SUCH A REKNOWED SINGER

CUDDLED UP ON DADDY'S

SHOULDER.

Terry: IN THE END, HE

IS FIVE.

> SPEAKING OF CHILD

PRODIGIES, HE HAS HAD 16

NUMBER ONE HITS, AND

APPEARED ON 50 MAGAZINE

COVERS.

SHE HAS EVEN LAUNCHED A

NON-PROFIT CLOTHING LINE.

JACKIE VALASQUEZ JOINS US

LIVE WHEN WE COME BACK.

Terry: JACI VALASQUEZ

IS AN ACTRESS AND

CHRISTIAN AND LATIN POP

SINGER AND SONGWRITER.

BY THE AGE OF 16, SHE HAD

A HIT ALBUM, AND TODAY SHE

HAS SOLD MORE THAN FIVE

MILLION ALBUMS WORLDWIDE.

TAKE A LOOK.

WE FIRST MET JACI

VALASQUEZ WHEN SHE WAS

JUST 16.

HER VOICE STUNNED

LISTENERS.

HER FIRST ALBUM "HEAVENLY

PLACE," WENT PLATINUM.

SINCE THEN, SHE HAS SOLD

OVER FIVE MILLION ALBUMS,

AND GRACED MORE THAN 50

MAGAZINE COVERS.

ALTHOUGH SHE DISAPPEARED

FROM THE MUSIC SCENE, SHE

IS BACK, STRONGER THAN

EVER, WITH A BRAND NEW

ALBUM AND A FRESH OUTLOOK

ON LIFE.

Terry: JACI IS BACK,

AND SHE IS JOINING ME LIVE

HERE ON "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

HOW GREAT TO HAVE YOU

HERE.

IT IS GREAT TO BE HERE.

IT IS GREAT TO SEE YOUR

FACE AGAIN.

I WAS TELLING YOU, AS I

TOLD YOU BEFORE, YOU JUST

DON'T CHANGE.

YOU'RE JUST SO BEAUTIFUL

AND ALWAYS SO KIND.

Terry: THANK YOU SO

MUCH.

> YOU CAME ON THE GLUB

WHEN YOU WERCLUBWHEN YOU WERE JUST GETTING

GOING --

I WAS 16, I THINK.

Terry: AND YOUR VOICE

KNOCKED EVERYBODY OUT.

BUT YOUR FAMILY HAD A

PREVIEW THAT SOMETHING WAS

COMING FROM THE TIME YOU

WERE YOUNG.

YOU DIDN'T JUST HUM -- YOU

WERE A SINGER.

I COULD SINGER BEFOR SING BEFORE I

COULD TALK.

AND MY PARENTS WERE

PASTORS.

AND THEY WERE IN A VERY

SMALL BUILDING AT THE

TIME, AND I WAS IN THE

NURSERY, AND MY MOM SAID

THEY WERE WORSHIPPING AND

EVERYBODY WAS SINGING, AND

THAT SOMEBODY SAID,

SH-SH-SH, BE QUIET, AND

EVERYBODY STOPPED SINGING,

AND THEY STARTED LISTENING

TO ME IN THE NURSERY.

Terry: ISN'T THAT

CRAZY?

YEAH.

I DON'T REMEMBER THE

STORY, BUT YOUR PARENTS

REMEMBER THE STORY.

THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED.

Terry: BY 16 -- IT'S

ONE THING FOR SOMEONE ELSE

TO SAY, ISN'T THAT GREAT,

SHE'S GOT A VOICE.

BUT BY 16 -- THAT'S VERY

YOUNG -- YOU HAD A

PLATINUM ALBUM.

HOW DID YOUR FAMILY HELP

YOU BALANCE THE SWIFT RISE

TO THAT POINT?

THANKFULLY MY MOM IS

AWESOME.

SHE WAS ALWAYS TRAVELLING

WITH ME.

SHE WASN'T GOING TO ALLOW

ANYTHING GELS TOO MUC TO GET IN MY

HEAD.

AND I WAS HOME-SCHOOLED --

Terry: I THINK THAT

IS A VERY GOOD THING.

IN YOUR INSTANCE, IT

PROTECTED YOU FROM SOME OF

THE JUNK.

YES.

Terry: I MENTIONED

THE NUMBER OF HIT C.D.s

THAT YOU'VE HAD.

YOU'VE BEEN IN MOVIES.

YOU'VE WRITTEN.

DO YOU HAVE A PREFERENCE

IN ALL OF THAT?

I KNOW SINGING IS WHERE

YOU STARTED, BUT SOMETIMES

THAT IS NOT ALWAYS YOUR

FIRST LOVE FOR SOMEONE WHO

DOES AS MANY THINGS AS YOU

DO.

IF YOU WANT TO KNOW MY

FIRST LOVE, IT WOULD BE

FRIDAY NIGHTS AT MY HOUSE

WITH MY BOYS AND MY

HUSBAND AND MY KIDS.

Terry: I LIKE THAT.

BECAUSE WE GET TO WATCH

A CERTAIN CARTOON,

ANYTHING.

WE ARE WATCHING

"DESPICABLE ME."

AND THE KIDS CAN STAY UP

AS LATE AS THEY WANT.

AND THEY GO, OH, MY

GOODNESS, THIS IS SO LATE.

IT IS THE CUTEST THING.

THEY'RE ON THE FLOOR IN

THEIR BEAN BAGS --

Terry: AND YOU GET TO

BE PART OF IT.

I KNOW SOMETIMES WHEN

YOU'RE ISOLATED, IN A GOOD

SENSE, BUT YOU RECOGNIZE

SOMETIMES YOU JUST WANT TO

BE PART OF.

ABSOLUTELY.

Terry: TELL ME ABOUT

YOUR FAMILY.

I'M MARRIED.

AND MY HUSBAND IS NICK,

AND HE IS THE LEAD SINGER

FOR THE BAND "SALVADOR."

Terry: SO HE

UNDERSTANDS WHAT YOU DO?

EXACTLY.

WE SUPPORT EACH OTHER BACK

AND FORTH.

I STAY WITH THE KIDS OR GO

WITH HIM, IF HE NEEDS ME,

AND VICE VERSA.

AND WE HAVE OUR BOYS,

STEVEN, WHO IS NINE, AND

SORON, WHO IS EIGHT.

AND STEVEN WAS BORN AND IT

WAS EASY.

AND SORON WAS BORN AND

THERE WAS A REASON WE

STOPPED HAVING KIDS.

Terry: IT IS GOOD

THAT YOU HAD SORON SECOND.

ZEALAND, HE WAS BORN ON

THE SPECTRUM, AND HOW OLD

WAS HE WHEN YOU KNEW THAT?

WE STARTED SUSPECTING

SOMETHING WHEN HE WAS

ABOUT 19 MONTHS OLD.

THERE WERE SOME MILESTONES

HE WASN'T REACHING.

SO WE GOT HIM TESTED AND

HAD SOMEBODY COME TO OUR

HOUSE FOR EARLY

INTERVENTION.

THEY SAID THERE WAS

DEVELOPMENTAL DELAYS, AND

THEY SAID WE'LL GET HIM

SOME SPEECH DELAYS.

AND THE YOUNGER BROTHER,

WAS EASIER TO UNDERSTAND

AND UNDERSTOOD THINGS THAT

BIG BROTHER COULDN'T.

Terry:

DEVELOPMENTALLY, ALMOST

MOVING HALF --

EXACTLY.

Terry: TALK TO ME

ABOUT THAT AS A PARENT.

ONE OF THE THINGS PARENTS

SAY IS THEIR DREAMS ARE

UNFULFILLED, AND YOU'RE

WAITING TO WATCH

MILESTONES MET.

WHAT WENT ON IN YOUR HEART

AND HOW DID GOD DEAL WITH

YOU WITH REGARD TO THAT?

I THINK THE DAY WE WERE

SITTING THERE -- BECAUSE

WE HAD TO GET THE OFFICIAL

DIAGNOSIS, AND HE WAS IN

SECOND GRADE, AND I

REMEMBER THIS ROOM OF

PEOPLE, VICE PRINCIPAL AND

SUPERINTENDENT, AND

OTHERS, AND THEY PUT OUT

THE WORD "AUTISM."

Terry: THIS IS WHAT

IT IS, BOTTOM LINE.

THE LABEL.

AND NO PARENT WANTS THEIR

KID LABELLED.

Terry: OF COURSE NOT.

THAT WAS DIFFICULT.

I REMEMBER I CRIED.

NOT BECAUSE OF WHAT I

FELT.

I WAS JUST, LIKE, I DON'T

WANT HIM TO FEEL

CHALLENGED.

I DON'T WANT HIM TO BE

DIFFERENT --

Terry: OR TO BE NAMED

AND LABELLED BY OTHER

PEOPLE.

EXACTLY.

BECAUSE HE IS PERFECT.

HE IS PERFECT.

Terry: YEAH.

I HAD TO GO THROUGH A

BIT OF A MOURNING PERIOD,

AND I KNOW IT SOUNDS

WEIRD --

Terry: NO, IT

DOESN'T.

NOT AT ALL.

I KIND OF MOURNED THE

DREAMS YOU HAVE.

AND IT TOOK SOME TIME.

AND THERE ARE SOME DAYS

WHERE I STILL KIND OF GO,

OH, MAN.

THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

THIS HAPPENED, AND HE CAME

HOME AND I ASKED LITTLE

BROTHER, SORON, DID YOU

MAKE ANY FRIENDS TODAY?

AND HE GOES, YES, AND HE

GOES BRRRRR AND HE GOES

ON.

AND I ASKED LITTLE "Z,"

DID YOU MAKE ANY FRIENDS.

AND HE SAYS, EXCUSE ME, "I

DO NOT MEMORY THEIR NAME."

AND I SAID, THAT'S OKAY.

JUST PAY ATTENTION

TOMORROW AND YOU'LL GET

IT.

Terry: AND YOU WALK

THE JOURNEY WITH HIM.

EXACTLY.

Terry: SOMETIMES WHEN

GOD PUTS A CHALLENGE IN

FRONT OF US, IT ALMOST

OPENS A DOOR.

I'M LOOKING AT YOUR NEWEST

RELEASE, AND THE TITLE IS

"TRUST."

AND THERE HAD TO BE A LOT

OF LESSONS IN THAT FOR

YOU?

YES.

TRUSTING IS SOMETHING YOU

HAVE TO DO IN MARRIAGE,

AND TRUST IS SOMETHING

THAT IS FRAGILE.

AND WHEN IT COMES TO

LOGICALLY WE KNOW THAT WE

TRUST GOD.

Terry: OF COURSE.

HE HAS EVERYTHING

UNCONTROL.

WE KNOW THAT BECAUSE WE

READ HIS WORD --

Terry: BUT IT IS EASY

TO SAY THAT WHEN NOTHING

IS CHALLENGING YOU.

EXACTLY.

EXACTLY.

BUT WHEN SOMETHING IS

CHALLENGING YOU, YOU'RE,

LIKE, WHY AM I BEING

CHALLENGED?

THAT'S NOT FAIR.

Terry: DO YOU THINK

YOU HAVE A MESSAGE THAT

GOD IS SENDING TO OTHERS

THROUGH YOU?

I GUESS IT COMIN WHEN IT COMES

TO SPECIAL NEEDS -- ALL OF

US HAVE FACED, ARE FACING,

OR WILL FACE SOMETHING,

AND WE NEED TO TRULY PUSH

PAST AND MEET GOD AND

TRUST IN HIM.

BUT FOR THOSE WHO ARE

PARENTS WHO HAVE

SPECIAL-NEEDS KIDS, I

REMEMBER WHEN I FOUND OUT

OFFICIALLY, I KIND OF

FELT, LIKE, TOTALLY ALONE.

Terry: YEAH.

AND MAYBE ALL OF THIS

IS TO ALWAYS HELP OTHERS.

LIKE, HEY, YOU'RE NOT

ALONE.

WE'RE GOING THROUGH THIS

TOGETHER.

AND I PROMISE, I'M SCARED

SOMETIMES, I DON'T HAVE

ALL OF THE ANSWERS.

I HAVE TO RESEARCH AND

GOOGLE STUFF AND I DON'T

KNOW WHAT IT MEANS.

AND THERE ARE ALL THESE

BIG WORDS.

AND WHAT ARE THEY TALKING

ABOUT, HE'S JUST A LITTLE

BOY.

Terry: AND EVEN

THOUGH WE'RE GOING TO GO

THROUGH IT TOGETHER, WE'RE

NOT JUST GOING TO SURVIVE,

BUT WE'RE GOING TO THRIVE.

I WANT PEOPLE WHO HEAR A

CLIP OF ONE OF THE SONGS

OFF YOUR NEW ALBUM.

LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT THAT.

* ROCK OF ALWAYS

* GOD MOVES THE

MOUNTAINS *

* HE'S THE GOD THAT MOVES

THE MOUNTAINS *

* OH

Terry: WOW.

"GOD WHO MOVES THE

MOUNTAINS."

THERE IS A POWERFUL

MESSAGE THERE BECAUSE OF A

LIFE BEING POWERFULLY AND

WELL-LIVED.

THANK YOU.

Terry: JACI'S C.D. IS

CALLED "TRUST."

YOU WANT TO GET AHOLD OF

IT.

EVERY SONG HAS A MESSAGE

THAT WILL LIFT YOU AND

INSPIRE YOU.

AND WE HAVE AN EXCLUSIVE

INTERVIEW WITH JACI ON OUR

SOCIAL MEDIA, AND SHE WILL

BE PRAYING FOR OTHERS.

YOU CAN GO TO

Facebook.com/700club.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

Andrew: THANK YOU,

TERRY.

STILL TO COME, A WOMAN

STRUGGLED WITH MUSCULAR

DYSTROPHY FOR 30 YEARS.

IT CAUSES WEAKNESS IN

JOUR FACEYOUR FACE, IN YOUR

SHOULDERS, AND YOUR HIPS.

THE MUSCLE TISSUE JUST AT

TRO FEES.

>ATROPHYS.

Andrew: WE'RE GOING

Andrew: ELIZABETH

THOUGHT THAT MUSCULAR

DYSTROPHY WAS GOING TO BE

HER CROSS TO BEAR.

AND HER MOTHER SUFFERED

FROM THE SAME DISEASE.

THEN ONE SUNDAY, WHEN SHE

LEAST EXPECTED IT, HE LIFE

WAS FOREVER CHANGED.

WHEN ELIZABETH CHOPKA WAS

YOUNG, SHE WAS TAKING SKI

LESSONS WHEN SHE NOTICED

SOMETHING WRONG WITH HER

BALANCE.

THE DISEASE IS CALLED

F.S.H., SO IT CAUSES

WEAKNESS IN YOUR FACE, IN

YOUR SHOULDERS, AND YOUR

HIPS.

THE MUSCLE TISSUE JUST

ATROPHIES AND IT DOESN'T

REGROW, LIKE IT DOES IN

NORMAL HUMAN BIOLOGY.

Andrew: AND ELIZABETH

ALSO LEARNED THAT THE

DISEASE WAS HEREDITARY.

AS SHE GOT OLDER,

ELIZABETH BEGAN TO

EXPERIENCE SYMPTOMS

SIMILAR TO HER MOTHER'S.

I ALWAYS HAD PAIN.

I THOUGHT IT WAS NORMAL.

I ALWAYS HAD SORE

SHOULDERS.

I ALWAYS HAD PAIN IN MY

HIPS.

THOSE KINDS OF ISSUES.

AND THIS INCREDIBLE

FATIGUE.

SO I WOULD HAVE TO WATCH

MY REST.

AND WHEN EVERYBODY WOULD

BE OUT AND ABOUT, I WOULD

BE READY FOR BED SO I

COULD FUNCTION IN MY JOB

THE NEXT DAY.

Andrew: ELIZABETH AND

DAVID MARRIED AND HAD TWO

CHILDREN.

AS TIME PASSED, HER

SYMPTOMS GREW WORSE.

THERE WAS ALWAYS DAILY

ADAPTATIONS AND THINKING

ABOUT HOW TO GET AROUND.

I HAD TO GET HER UP OUT

OF BED IN THE LATTER YEARS

TO GET HER INTO A SHOWER.

WE WERE TRYING TO FIGURE

OUT IF WE SHOULD SELL OUR

HOME TO ELIMINATE STEPS.

I KNEW THAT THE LATTER

YEARS OF OUR LIVES WOULD

BE PUSHING A WHEELCHAIR

UNLESS THE LORD HEALED

HER.

Andrew: ELIZABETH WAS

A CHRISTIAN AND OFTEN

PRAYED FOR HEALING.

BUT BY HER LATE 40s,

BOTH SHE AND HER MOTHER

BEGAN TO DOUBT.

MY MOTHER HAD A SAYING

THAT THIS IS OUR CROSS TO

BEAR.

AND SHE MADE IT ALMOST

LIKE A FAMILY THING.

THAT PROBABLY WAS A PART

OF MY THINKING.

THERE COMES A MOMENT

WHERE YOU PRAY AND YOU

PRAY AND YOU PRAY.

AND IT WAS A 20-YEAR

PRAYER, WHERE YOU JUST

STOP.

AND WE DID.

Andrew: ONE SUNDAY IN

2009, THE COUPLE ATTENDED

A SUNDAY SERVICE AT THEIR

HOME CHURCH IN CANADA.

A GUEST PASTOR WAS

PREACHING.

THE GUEST SPEAKER WAS

SPEAKING ABOUT HIS SERMON

TOPIC, AND THEN HE SORT OF

SIMPLY STOPPED.

SOMEONE HERE HAS WEAKENING

FACE MUSCLES, IS EXTREMELY

FATIGUED, HAS SHOULDER

PAIN, SAGGING SHOULDERS,

SAGGING BACK, THEIR HIPS

ARE WEAK, AND THAT PERSON

WILL END UP IN A

WHEELCHAIR IF THE LORD

DOESN'T INTERVENE.

AND THAT PERSON, I AM TO

SAY, IS HEALED IN THE NAME

OF JESUS.

WELL, MY HUSBAND LOOKED AT

ME AND I LOOKED AT HIM,

BECAUSE THIS GENTLEMAN HAD

JUST COMPLETELY DESCRIBED

MY SYMPTOMS.

Andrew: AND THE GUEST

PASTOR RETURNED TO HIS

SERMON.

AND WHEN THE SERVICE

FINISHED, THERE WAS THIS

PRAYER SONG, AND I FOUND

MYSELF ABLE TO LIFT MY

ARMS OVER MY HEAD.

TO SEE HER ARMS GO

ABOVE HER HEAD, MY JAW

DROPPED.

I WAS FLABBERGASTED.

AND, OF COURSE, THE WHOLE

CHURCH WATCHED IT.

I WAS IN AWE IN

THANKFULNESS.

IT WAS A GREAT, JOYFUL

DAY.

Andrew: ELIZABETH

WENT HOME THAT DAY TO

PREPARE A FAMILY MEAL FOR

GUESTS WITH NO PAIN.

I HEADED OFF TO MY

KITCHEN AND STARTED TO

PREPARE LUNCH AND GET THE

FINAL HOT FOOD ON THE

TABLE.

SHE STARTED PUTTING

THINGS ON TOP SHELVES, AND

YOU ARE IN ABSOLUTE

SUSPENDED BELIEF.

Andrew: SINCE THAT

DAY, ELIZABETH HAS BEEN

PAIN-FREE AND HAS COMPLETE

MOBILITY.

I DON'T UNDERSTAND IT.

PHYSICAL HEALING HAS AN

ELEMENT OF HOLY MINISTRY

TO IT I DON'T THINK WE'RE

EVER GOING TO FULLY

UNDERSTAND.

I ALWAYS BELIEVED THAT THE

LORD'S POWER WAS THERE TO

HEAL.

EXPERIENCING IT YOURSELF

PLACES THINGS ON A TOTALLY

DIFFERENT LEVEL.

I UNDERSTAND HIS GRACE IN

A MORE POWERFUL WAY THAN I

EVER HAVE BEFORE.

AND I KNOW THAT I KNOW

THAT HE DID THIS.

THAT CAN'T BE SPAI SHAKEN.

AND THAT'S A GREAT GIFT

FROM MY SAVIOR, WHO LOVES

ME.

Andrew: WHAT A

JOURNEY FOR ELIZABETH AND

HER FAMILY.

IF YOU'RE IN A SITUATION

NOW, WHERE YOU'RE SAYING,

GOD, HAVEN'T YOU BEEN

HEARING ME?

HAVEN'T YOU BEEN HEARING

MY CRIES?

WHERE ARE YOU?

TERRY AND I WANT TO PRAY

FOR YOU.

WE'VE SEEN THE INCREDIBLE

MIRACLE OF THAT STORY.

AND EVEN IF YOU HAVE JUST

A LITTLE MUSTARD SEED OF

FAITH, JOIN WITH TERRY AND

I NOW AS WE PRAY FOR YOUR

NEEDS.

FATHER, WE COME BEFORE YOU

WITH HUMBLE HEARTS AND

THERE ARE SO MANY WHO ARE

DISCURCHLD.

DISCOURAGED.

WE CLAIM YOUR SCRIPTURE,

JOHN 14: 17, THAT YOU

LEAVE US WITH PEACE.

IT IS YOUR GIFT.

IT IS A PEACE THE WORLD

DOES NOT UNDERSTAND.

YOU TELL US, DO NOT BE

TROUBLED AND DO NOT BE

AFRAID.

FATHER, WE CLAIM THAT GIFT

THAT YOU OFFER US, AND WE

TAKE IT NOW, LORD.

IN THE MIDST OF OUR

CHALLENGES, WE TAKE YOUR

PEACE, FATHER GOD.

AND FOR THOSE STRUGGLING,

SEEKING HEALING, IN THE

NAME OF JESUS CHRIST, LIFT

YOUR HANDS NOW IF YOU NEED

HEALING.

IN THE NAME OF JESUS

CHRIST, WE SPEAK HEALING

UPON OUR BODIES.

HOLY SPIRIT, DO YOUR

MIGHTY WORK THROUGH THE

POWER OF GOD.

TERRY?

Terry: YES.

THERE ARE A NUMBER OF YOU

WHO HAVE PSYCHIATRIC

MENTAL ISSUES.

HOW YOU'RE GOING TO KNOW

THIS IS YOU'VE BEEN

HEARING VOICES.

YOU'RE NOT GOING TO HEAR

THOSE VOICES ANYMORE.

GOD HAS HEALED YOU.

BUT DON'T TAKE MY WORD FOR

IT.

YOU NEED TO SEE YOUR

MEDICAL PRACTITIONER AND

SHARE ABOUT THIS.

BUT BE HEALED IN JESUS'

NAME.

Andrew: GOD WANTS TO

SPEAK TO THOSE STRUGGLING

WITH FEAR.

THINK OF JOSHUA 1:

"HAVEN'T I COMMANDED YOU,

BE STRONG AND COURAGEOUS."

HE IS INSTRUCTING US THAT

TODAY, TO BE STRONG AND

COURAGEOUS.

DO NOT BE DISMAYED.

HE HAS NOT LEFT US.

HE HAS NOT FORSAKEN US.

HOLY SPIRIT, WE ASK YOUR

PRESENCE TO BE WITH US IN

OUR FEARS.

AND WE BELIEVE NOW IN THE

POWER OF JESUS CHRIST TO

HEAL OUR ILLNESS.

TO HEAL OUR INFIRMITIES.

TO HEAL CANCER.

IN THE NAME OF JESUS.

WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR

LOVE, FATHER.

WE THANK YOU FOR SENDING

JESUS TO DIE FOR OUR SINS.

AND IT IS IN HIS NAME WE

PRAY.

AMEN.

> WE WANT TO LEAVE YOU

WITH PSALM 30: 2: "O LORD

MY GOD, I CRIED OUT TO YOU

AND YOU HEALED ME."

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US

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