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700 Club Interactive - August 23, 2017

Lt. John Arroyo is hit with a a 45-caliber slug severing his jugular vein and his right shoulder. He cries out to God for a miraculous healing. Read Transcript


Andrew: THE 2014

SHOOTING AT FORT HOOD, HER

HUSBAND WAS AMONG THE

VICTIMS.

I WENT NUMB.

AND I'M THINKING IN MY

HEAD, I DON'T WANT TO HEAR

IT.

Andrew: FIND OUT HOW

PRAYER BROUGHT HIM BACK

FROM THE BRINK OF DEATH.

> PLUS, HOW TO REPROGRAM

YOUR BAD HABITS AND HAVE A

HEALTHIER BRAIN.

ALL OF THAT AND MORE ON

TODAY'S "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

GOOD MORNING AND WELCOME

TO THE PROGRAM.

> THIS TIME OF YEAR

MEANS BACK TO SCHOOL.

BUT FOR MANY CHILDREN

AROUND THE WORLD, SCHOOL

IS A LUXURY THEY JUST

CAN'T AFFORD.

Terry: A 14-YEAR-OLD

GIRL IN PAKISTAN, ALONG

WITH HER LITTLE BROTHER,

IS DOING HER BEST TO MAKE

A DIFFERENCE.

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS.

*

Andrew: AWESOME.

Terry: HOW DOES A

14-YEAR-OLD GIRL AND HER

YOUNGER BROTHER ACCOMPLISH

THAT?

Andrew: THEY NEED TO

BE NOM THE NATE NOMINATED FOR SOME

NOBEL PRIZE.

Terry: UNBELIEVABLE.

IF THAT DOESN'T MOTIVATE

ALL OF US TO THINK, WHAT

CAN I DO TO MAKE A

DIFFERENCE, SHAME ON US.

Andrew: SPEAKING OF

BACK TO SCHOOL, A NEW

COLLEGE STUDENT RECENTLY

POSTED A THEN AND NOW

PHOTO AND IT IS GOING

VIRAL.

CHARLES BROCKMAN THE THIRD

SHARED A PHOTO OF HIS

FATHER WALKING INTO HIS

SCHOOL ON THE FIRST DAY OF

KINDERGARTEN, AND 13 YEARS

LATER, OF HIS DAD DOING

THE SAME THING AS HE

WALKED INTO COLLEGE.

Terry: HE TWEETED,

FROM THE FIRST DAY OF

KINDERGARTEN TO THE

COLLEGE MOVE- IN, THANK

YOU, DAD.

I'M FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO

HAVE TWO PARENTS WHO

SUPPORT ME WHATEVER I DO,

WHERE SADLY OTHERS DON'T.

WE WISH HIM THE BEST AS

HE ENTERS UNIVERSITY.

Andrew: DAD IS

LOOKING PRETTY GOOD, TOO.

IT IS WONDERFUL NOT ONLY

SHOWING THE IMPORTANCE OF

THE FATHER IN A CHILD'S

LIFE, BUT ALSO THAT THAT

YOUNG MAN, HIS SON, IS

SENSITIVE ENOUGH TO SAY, I

HAVE SOMETHING THAT A LOT

OF CHILDREN ARE NOT

BLESSED ENOUGH TO HAVE.

AND I DON'T TAKE IT FOR

GRANTED.

Terry: EXACTLY.

TO WELCOME THAT IN HIS OWN

LIFE.

> WE'VE HIGHLIGHTED SOME

EXCEPTIONAL YOUNG PEOPLE

SO FAR, BUT THERE IS

ALWAYS ROOM FOR ONE MORE.

I LOVE THIS STORY.

11-YEAR-OLD BISHOP CURRIE

THE FIFTH WAS DEEPLY

AFFECTED BY THE DEATH OF A

6-MONTH-OLD NEIGHBOR GIRL

WHO WAS LEFT IN A HOT CAR,

SO HE DECIDED TO DO

SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

Andrew: HE INVENTED A

DEVICE THAT DETECTS WITH

THE VEHICLE HAS STOPPED

AND IF A CHILD IS IN THE

CAR.

IT BLOWS COLD AIR IF THE

CAR REACHES A DANGEROUS

LEVEL.

AND IT ALSO SENDS A

MESSAGE TO THE PARENTS.

Terry: BISHOP'S

PARENTS SET UP A GO FUND

ME PAGE AND HAVE RAISED

$50,000.

THEIR GOAL IS TO HAVE THE

PRODUCT AVAILABLE BY 2018.

WHEN I HEAR THESE STORIES

OF PARENTS WHO HAVE

ACCIDENTALLY LEFT THEIR

CHILDREN IN CARS AND

TRAUMATICALLY REALIZED IT

TOO LATE -- IT'S

TRAUMATIZING TO ME

EMOTIONALLY.

I CAN'T EVEN IMAGINE GOING

THROUGH SUCH A THING.

FOR THIS YOUNG BOY TO COME

UP WITH SUCH A CREATIVE

IDEA, AMAZING.

Andrew: AND NOT ONLY

WILL IT BLOW COLD AIR, IT

WILL ALERT AUTHORITIES IF

THERE IS NO RESPONSE.

I'M ASHAMED WATCHING

THESE.

WE HAVE THIS YOUNG BOY

INVENTING THIS AND A YOUNG

BOY AND GIRL HELPING

ORPHANS -- YOU STARTED

"ORPHANS' PROMISE," BUT

I'VE GOT TO COME UP WITH

SOMETHING.

Terry: OKAY.

COMING UP, HOW BUILDING

BETTER HABITS CAN HAVE A

POSITIVE IMPACT ON YOUR

BRAIN AND ULTIMATELY YOUR

HEALTH.

YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS

PART THREE OF OUR "PROTECT

YOUR BRAIN" SERIES.

THAT'S NEXT.

Terry: THE HUMAN

BRAIN PROCESSES

400 BILLION BITS OF

INFORMATION PER SECOND.

IT IS NO WONDER THEN THAT

WE LIKE TO VEG OUT OUR LET

OUR BRAIN HIT AUTO PILOT.

THE DANGER OF TAKING THE

PATH OF LEAST RESISTANCE

IS THAT BAD HABITS ARE

DEVELOPED IN THOSE

MOMENTS.

AS GORDON ROBERTSON TELLS

US, YOU CAN ACTUALLY TAKE

CHARGE OF YOUR BRAIN AND

CREATE HEALTHY HABITS.

Gordon: WE ALL HAVE

THEM.

IN FACT, IT WOULD BE

ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO GET

THROUGH A DAY WITHOUT

THEM.

SOME OF THEM KEEP US SAFE

AND MAKE THINGS EASY.

OTHERS ARE SO DANGEROUS

THEY COULD COST US OUR

LIVES.

WHAT ARE THESE POWERFUL

AGENTS THAT SEEM TO RULE

OVER US?

THEY'RE HABITS.

AND THE GOOD NEWS IS YOU

CAN CHANGE THEM.

ONE OF THE THINGS YOU

NEED TO KNOW IS NO MATTER

HOW MANY TIMES YOU HAVE

FAILED IN THE PAST, YOU

REALLY CAN DO THIS.

BECAUSE CHANCES ARE YOU

HAVE DONE IT IN A WAY

WHERE YOU FOUGHT AGAINST

WHAT YOUR BRAIN IS TRYING

TO DO RATHER THAN WORKING

WITH IT.

Gordon: STUDYING THE

BRAIN'S INNER WORKING AND

ITS AMAZING ABILITIES IS

WHAT MARK MARKMAN A

PROFESSOR AT THE

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS DOES

EVERY DAY.

IN HIS BOOK, "SMART

CHANGE," HE SHARES TOOLS

TO LEVERAGE THE WAY OUR

BRAINS WORK, TO DEVELOP

HEALTHY HABITS.

ONE THING THAT PEOPLE

DON'T UNDERSTAND ABOUT

HABITS IS THAT HABITS

REALLY ARE MEMORIES.

IF I SAID TO SOMEBODY,

REMEMBER A BIRTHDAY PARTY

YOU ATTENDED, YOU REMEMBER

A BIRTHDAY PARTY YOU

ATTENDED.

IT DOESN'T TAKE A LOT OF

WORK.

NOW I'M IN MY KITCHEN, AND

MY BRAIN SAYS, OH, IT MUST

BE TIME FOR YOU TO EAT

THESE COOKIES BECAUSE

THAT'S WHAT YOU DO AT THIS

TIME OF DAY.

Gordon: THIS

AUTOMATIC RESPONSE IS PART

OF WHAT DR. MARKMAN CALLS

THE GO SYSTEM.

IT IS A SET OF ME MECHANISMS

IN THE BRAIN THAT LEARN.

ONCE THESE HABITS BECOME

ESTABLISHED, WE DON'T HAVE

TO THINK ABOUT THEM

ANYMORE.

SO WHEN YOU DRIVE A CAR,

USE A SMARTPHONE, OR GO TO

YOUR GROCERY STORE AND

QUICKLY FIND WHAT YOU

WANT, YOU'RE EXPERIENCEING

THE BENEFITS OF THE GO

SYSTEM.

WHENEVER YOU REPEAT A

SET OF ACTIONS IN A

PARTICULAR SITUATION, YOU

EVENTUALLY DEVELOP A HABIT

TO DO THAT MINDLESSLY.

SO THE GO SYSTEM IS

CONSTANTLY DRIVING YOU TO

DO STUFF.

Gordon: WHEN YOU WANT

TO MAKE CHANGES TO YOUR

HABITS, YOU HAVE TO PUT

THE BRAKES ON YOUR GO

SYSTEM.

THAT MEANS HAVING TO SLOW

DOWN AND THINK ABOUT WHAT

YOU'RE DOING.

YOU USED TO EAT A BOWL

OF ICE CREAM EVERY EVENING

WHILE YOU WERE WATCHING

TV, AND NOW YOU DON'T WANT

TO DO IT ANYMORE?

WELL, THAT GO SYSTEM SAYS

IT IS TIME TO EAT ICE

CREAM BECAUSE YOU'RE

SITTING IN FRONT OF THE

TV.

AND ANOTHER SYSTEM IS THE

STOP SYSTEM, AND IT GETS

IMPAIRED REALLY EASE SOOL.

EASILY.

YOU GET REALLY STRESSED

OUT, AND THEN AT THE END

OF THE DAY, YOU GIVE INTO

THE HABIT.

Gordon: HABITS DIDN'T

JUST FORM OVERNIGHT.

THE GOOD NEWS IS YOU CAN

CREATE NEW BEHAVIORS IN

YOUR HABIT.

WHAT WAS I DOING?

HOW DID I FEEL?

WHAT WAS TRIGGERING THAT

BEHAVIOR?

THE THING ABOUT HABIT IS

WE DO MOST OF THIS

MINDLESSLY.

Gordon: START TO

REALIZE WHAT TRIGGERS THAT

UNHEALTHY HABIT.

LET'S SAY A STRESSFUL

SITUATION AT WORK HAPPENS.

THAT'S YOUR CUE, REACHING

FOR A CANDY BAR OR A BAG

OF CHIPS.

NOW THAT YOU HAVE

IDENTIFIED YOUR CUE,

SUBSTITUTE A HEALTHIER

BEHAVIOR.

TAKE A FIVE-MINUTE WALK

INSTEAD OF THE CANDY, AND

SEE HOW YOUR NEW BEHAVIOR

MAKES YOU FEEL.

CONTINUE TO SUBSTITUTE

YOUR NEW BEHAVIOR EVERY

TIME THE CUE APPEARS, AND

NOW YOU HAVE A NEW,

HEALTHY HABIT.

ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR

NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS IS

I WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT.

LOSING WEIGHT IS SORT OF A

NEGATIVE THING.

YOU'RE NOT REALLY DOING

SOMETHING.

TURN THAT INTO A POSITIVE

GOAL: I WANT TO EAT

DIFFERENTLY; I WANT TO

EXERCISE MORE.

THE IDEA IS I'M CREATING

ACTIONS THAT I CAN PERFORM

THAT CAN EVENTUALLY BECOME

MY NEW HABITS.

Gordon: NOW USE WHAT

YOU HAVE LEARNED ABOUT

YOURSELF TO CREATE A PLAN.

WRITE OUT YOUR GOALS.

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO

ACCOMPLISH?

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO

YOU?

LIST THE ACTION STEPS YOU

WILL NEED TO TAKE AND ANY

OBSTACLES THAT MIGHT STAND

IN YOUR WAY.

NOW IT IS TIME TO PUT YOUR

PLAN INTO ACTION.

START WITH BEING SPECIFIC

ON YOUR CALENDAR.

I'M GOING TO EXERCISE

MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, AND

FRIDAY AT 4:30 IN THE

AFTERNOON.

SO NOW YOU'RE FORCED TO

REALLY THINK ABOUT ALL OF

THE TRADEOFFS YOU NEED TO

MAKE IF YOU'RE GOING TO

SERIOUSLY MAKE A CHANGE IN

YOUR BEHAVIOR.

BUT THE SECOND THING IS,

THAT BY PUTTING IT ON YOUR

CALENDAR LIKE THAT, NOW

WHEN MONDAY AT 4:30 COMES,

YOU GET YOURSELF READY TO

GO EXERCISE, AND

EVENTUALLY YOU'VE CREATED

SOMETHING THAT CAN BECOME

A HABIT.

Gordon: EVERY TIME

YOU GET OUT THERE AND TAKE

ACTION, YOU'RE

REPROGRAMING YOUR GO

SYSTEM WITH THE HABITS YOU

WANT.

BUT WATCH OUT, BECAUSE

THERE ARE THINGS THAT CAN

SIDE TRACK YOUR PROGRESS.

REACH OUT TO OTHERS FOR

HELP.

THEY CAN INCREASE YOUR

CHANCE FOR SUCCESS.

IF I'M TRYING TO EAT

LESS, AND NOW I'M REALLY

STRESSED, MAYBE NOW THIS

IS THE DAY I NEED TO GO

OUT WITH A FRIEND AND DO

SOMETHING ELSE, RATHER

THAN SITTING IN MY KITCHEN

WHERE ALL OF MY FOOD IS

COMPLETELY AVAILABLE, SO

THAT I'M NOT RELYING ON

THE STOP SYSTEM TO KEEP ME

FROM DOING THE THING I

DON'T WANT TO DO.

Gordon: JOINING WITH

PEOPLE WHO ARE SUCCEEDING

WHERE YOU WANT TO SUCCEED

MAKES CHANGE ARE YOUR

HABITS A LOT EASIER.

IT TURNS OUT OTHER

PEOPLE'S GOALS ARE

ACTUALLY CONTAGIOUS.

MAYBE YOU'RE NOT SO

EXCITED ABOUT EXERCISING,

BUT YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND

WHO REALLY LOVES TO WALK

EVERY MORNING AND YOU LIKE

THAT FRIEND.

HITCH A RIDE WITH THAT

FRIEND.

AND EVERY MORNING HAVE

THAT FRIEND COME BY AND

NOW YOU'LL WALK TOGETHER

FOR A HALF HOUR.

Gordon: ANOTHER THING

YOU CAN DO IS PREPARE YOU

ENVIRONMENT FOR SUCCESS.

GET RID OF ANYTHING THAT

MIGHT TEMPT YOU AND KEEP

YOU FROM VICTORY.

SO IF THAT BOWL OF ICE

CREAM IS CALLING YOUR

NAME, SHOW IT WHO IS BOSS

AND THROW IT AWAY.

SO THERE I AM, IT IS

10:00 AT NIGHT, AND I WANT

TO PULL OUT THAT ICE CREAM

AND IT IS NOT THERE.

SO NOW I GO ON AND DO

SOMETHING ELSE INSTEAD.

WE CAN MANIPULATE OUR

ENVIRONMENT IN WAYS THAT

MAKE THAT DESIRABLE

BEHAVIORS RELATIVELY EASY

TO DO AND THE UNDESIRABLE

BEHAVIORS HARD.

Gordon: SETBACKS ARE

GOING TO HAPPEN.

WHEN THEY DO, STAY

POSITIVE.

YOU MIGHT LOSE A BATTLE

HERE OR THERE, BUT YOU

WANT TO WIN THE WAR.

IF YOU HAD A FRIEND WHO

HAD A BAD DAY, WHAT WOULD

YOU SAY TO THEM?

YOU WOULDN'T SAY, GIVE UP

NOW.

YOU WOULD SAY, KEEP AT IT,

YOU'RE DOING GREAT.

YOU HAVE TO GIVE YOURSELF

THE SAME AMOUNT OF

COMPASSION.

Gordon: ONE OF THE

BEST WAYS TO ENSURE THAT

YOUR HABITS WILL LAST IS

TO REACH OUT AND HELP

OTHERS.

BECOME A MENTOR.

PART OF WHAT THAT DOES

IS, OF COURSE, TO GIVE YOU

THE JOY OF WORKING WITH

ANOTHER PERSON AND SEEING

THEIR CHANGE.

BUT PART OF IT ALSO

REMINDS YOU OF HOW FAR

YOU'VE COME AND HOW MUCH

WORK YOU PUT IN TO GET TO

THE POINT WHERE YOU ARE

RIGHT NOW, SO YOU'RE NOT

TEMPTED TO RUN OFF TO THAT

SINGLE SERVING CARTON OF

ICE CREAM OR TO STAY IN

WHEN YOU COULD BE

EXERCISING.

Gordon: START BY

TAKING AN HONEST LOOK AT

YOUR LIFE.

AND ASK GOD TO POINT OUT

THE HABITS HE WANTS TO

HELP YOU CHANGE TODAY.

WRITE IT DOWN AND CREATE A

PLAN.

PROVERBS 27: 17 SAYS: "AS

IRON SHARPENS IRON, SO A

FRIEND SHARPENS A FRIEND."

SO GO OUT AND JOIN OTHERS

WHO ARE LIVING THE LIFE

THAT YOU WANT TO LIVE.

AND REMEMBER THAT YOU CAN

BE A HELP TO SOMEONE ELSE

IN THEIR JOURNEY, TOO.

Terry: WELL, "THE

PROTECT YOUR BRAIN: FIVE

WAYS TO STAY MENTALLY

SHARP AND HEALTHY" D.V.D.

IS OUR GIFT TO YOU IN

"PROTECT YOUR BRAIN."

THE EXPERTS ARE GOING TO

TELL YOU HOW YOU CAN

REDUCE YOUR RISK OF

DEVELOPING ALZHEIMER'S,

CHANGE DANGEROUS HABITS

THAT THREATEN YOUR

HEALTH -- ALL OF THAT AND

MORE.

JUST CALL 1-800-700-7000

TO GET YOUR COPY OF THIS.

OR YOU CAN GO TO cbn.com

TO REQUEST YOUR FREE

D.V.D.

THAT'S A LOT OF

INFORMATION ON THIS D.V.D.

Andrew: IT IS,

ESPECIALLY FOR FREE.

Terry: AND SOMETHING

THAT IMPACTS ALL OF US.

THERE IS NOBODY THAT IS

NOT GOING TO FIND THIS

HELPFUL, AND CERTAINLY FOR

YOUR LOVED ONES AS WELL.

SO "PROTECT YOUR BRAIN,"

IT IS OUR GIFT TO YOU.

WE'LL BE HAPPY TO SEND IT

OUT TO YOU RIGHT AWAY.

Andrew: GREAT ADVICE

ON FINDING A FRIEND OR

FAMILY MEMBER TO HELP YOU

WALK THROUGH IT.

Terry: AND BREAKING A

HABIT --

Andrew: I'VE THROWN

SOME ICE CREAM AWAY.

Terry: I'VE THROWN

SOME ICE CREAM DOWN.

Andrew: IT HAS TO BE

MOSTLY EMPTY, THOUGH.

> WELL, COMING UP, THE

2014 SHOOTING AT FORT HOOD

CHANGED JOHN ORROYO'S

LIFE.

THE INDIVIDUAL GETS

CLOSE TO ME, WITHIN

10 FEET, AND I REALIZE IT

IS THE SHOOTER.

Andrew: WE'RE GOING

TO FIND OUT WHY IT IS

BEING CALLED A MIRACLE,

WHEN WE COME BACK.

Andrew: ANGEL

ORROYO'S HUSBAND SERVED

TWO TOURS IN AFGHANISTAN

AND ONE TOUR IN IRAQ.

HE WAS STATIONED AT FORT

HOOD IN 2014.

LATE IN THE AFTERNOON, HE

PULLED INTO A PARKING LOT

NEAR HEADQUARTERS.

WHEN A .45 CALIBER BULLET

RIPPED THROUGH THIS NECK.

[GUNSHOT SOUNDS]

MY FRIEND CALLED ME AND

SHE SAID, DID YOU KNOW

THERE IS A SHOOTING.

AND I SAID, OH, MY GOSH,

DON'T TELL ME JOHN WAS

SHOT.

30 MINUTES LATER, THERE IS

CAPTAIN JOSEPH AT THE

DOOR.

I WENT NUMB.

AND HE WAS KNOCKING AND

KNOCKING, AND I'M SHAKING

MY HEAD NO BECAUSE I DON'T

WANT TO HEAR IT.

OPEN THE DOOR.

OPEN THE DOOR.

HE IS ALIVE.

Andrew: ANGEL'S

HUSBAND, JOHN, WAS RUSHED

TO DARNELL ARMY MEDICAL

CENTER.

THEY SOON DISCOVERED THAT

A .45 CALIBER BULLET HAD

LODGED DEEP IN THE NERVOUS

OF HIS RIGHT SHOULDER.

CLOSE PROXIMITY GUNSHOT

WOUND TO THE NECK.

WE KNOW IT WAS GO TIME.

WE MADE AN INCISION TO TRY

TO CONTROL THE BLEEDING.

THERE WAS STILL BLEEDING,

SO THERE WAS ADDITIONAL

INJURIES.

WE LOOKED AN WE KNEW THAT

THE BULLET HAD GONE

THROUGH THE VOICE BOX,

WHERE THERE IS ESSENTIALLY

YOUR VOCAL CHORDS, AND

SHATTERED HIS CARTILAGE.

WE KNEW THERE WAS PROBABLY

SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO THAT

AREA OF HIS NECK.

Andrew: TO HELP JOHN

BREATHE, DOCTORS INSERTED

A TRACHEOTOMY IN HIS NECK.

THEN ANGEL WAS FINALLY

ABLE TO SEE HIM.

THEY TOOK ME BACK THEN.

HE WAS NOT MY HUSBAND.

HIS HEAD WAS BIGGER THAN A

BASKETBALL BALL.

HIS TONGUE WAS STICKING

OUT; IT WOULDN'T EVEN GO

BACK IN.

I JUST KEPT SPRAYING THAT

EVERYTHING WOULD BE OKAY.

Andrew: THE FOLLOWING

DAY JOHN WAS PLACED IN A

MEDICALLY INDUCED COMA AND

TRANSFERRED TO MEMORIAL

HOSPITAL FOR ADDITIONAL

CARE.

THERE DOCTORS TOLD ANGEL

THEIR PROGNOSIS FOR JOHN.

WE KNEW (A) HE HAD LOST

A LOT OF BLOOD.

(B) THAT HIS VOICE IS

PROBABLY GOING TO BE

DIFFERENT BECAUSE OF THE

AMOUNT OF INJURY THAT WAS

SUSTAINED, AND WE DIDN'T

KNOW IF HIS VOICE WOULD

EVER BE NORMAL AGAIN.

AND (C), HIS ARM AND THE

MOVEMENT OF HIS ARM, WE

HAD NO IDEA IF THAT WAS

GOING TO COME BACK,

EITHER.

AND THEY SAID, HE WON'T

BE ABLE TO TALK BECAUSE HE

IS IN A MEDICAL COMA.

SO HE HAS TO STAY ASLEEP

UNTIL SATURDAY.

SO I WENT BESIDE HIM AND I

GRABBED HIS HAND AND I

TOLD HIM I LOVED HIM, AND

HE WOKE UP.

WHEN I FIRST SEE MY

WIFE, I TRIED TO SIT UP,

AND I TRIED TO TALK TO

HER.

I JUST WANTED HER TO KNOW

THAT I WAS GOING TO BE

OKAY.

I TOLD HER FATHER, BEFORE

HE PASSED, THAT I WOULD

TAKE CARE OF HER.

AND IT MEANS EVERYTHING.

I COULDN'T SPEAK AND I WAS

WRITING ON A WHITE BOARD.

WITH THE MEDICINE, HE

WOULDN'T BE SPELLING

RIGHT.

LIKE I LOVE YOU WOULD BE

I-H-A -- IT WAS CRAZY.

I DIDN'T KNOW I COULD LOVE

HIM AS MUCH AS I DO.

TWO DAYS AFTER THE

OPERATION, WHEN I FIRST

SAW HIM, HE WAS DOING HIS

BEST TO SPEAK.

HE WAS PUTTING HIS FINGER

ON HIS TRAC TRACHEOTOMY TUBE,

AND HE HAD AN INTELLIGIBLE

VOICE, WHICH IS VERY RARE

IN THIS SITUATION.

WE KNEW RIGHT AWAY HE WAS

A FIGHTER.

AND THAT FAITH WAS A BIG

PART OF IT.

HE BELIEVED 100% THAT GOD

WAS BEHIND HIM AND HE WAS

GOING TO GET THROUGH HIS

INJURIES.

Andrew: AS JOHN

SLOWLY RECOVERED HIS

VOICE, HE BEGAN SHARING

WHAT HAPPENED THAT DAY.

WE HAVE AN ACTIVE

SHOOTER CURRENTLY ON FORT

HOOD.

THE VEHICLE WAS A DARK

TOYOTA CAMRY.

I'VE BEEN IN COMBAT

SEVERAL TIMES.

YOU JUST KNOW WHAT SHOTS

FIRED SOUND LIKE.

AND I WAS LOOKING WHERE

THE SHOTS WERE FIRED, A

VEHICLE PULLS UP.

AND THE NEXT SHOT I HEARD,

I WAS HIT.

Andrew: JOHN HAD JUST

PARKED HIS CAR OUTSIDE THE

FIRST MEDICAL BRIGADE WHEN

A .45 CALIBER SLUG RIPPED

THROUGH HIS THROATMENT.

>THROAT.

I SEE SOMEONE WALKING

TOWARDS ME IN THE

DISTANCE, AND THE

INDIVIDUAL GETS CLOSE TO

ME, AND I REALIZE IT'S THE

SHOOTER.

JESUS, HELP.

THAT'S THE ONLY THING I

COULD TRY TO MUTTER,

JESUS, HELP.

IT WAS THE SIMPLEST

PRAYER, BUT IT WAS THE

MOST PROFOUND.

BECAUSE HE STOPPED, LOOKED

AROUND, AND HE WALKED INTO

A BUILDING.

I WAS JUST PARALYZED.

I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT.

I COULDN'T BELIEVE HE

DIDN'T SEE ME.

IT WAS GOD.

GOD SHIELDED ME.

33,000 BLOCK, WE HAVE

MULTIPLE GUNSHOT VICTIMS.

Andrew: EIGHT MINUTES

AFTER THE FIRST SHOT,

THREE MEDICS CAME RUNNING

TO THE SCENE.

RUBBING HIS THROAT, JOHN

CALLED OUT TOWARDS THEM.

I YELLED BACK TO THEM

FROM ACROSS THE PARKING

LOT, I'VE BEEN SHOT.

THERE IS A SHOOTER.

HE OPENED FIRE, KILLING

THREE PEOPLE AND WOUNDING

16 OTHERS.

Reporter: CONFRONTED

BY MILITARY POLICE IN THE

PARKING LOT, HE TURNED THE

GUN ON HIMSELF.

Reporter: THE SUSPECT

HAD BEEN EVALUATED FOR

POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS

DISORDER AND WAS RECEIVING

TREATMENT FOR DEPRESSION

AND ANXIETY.

Andrew: IN JUST A FEW

WEEKS, JOHN FULLY REGAINED

HIS VOICE AND WAS

EVENTUALLY TRANSFERRED TO

BROOK ARMY MEDICAL CENTER,

WHERE HE CONTINUES TO

RECEIVE THERAPY FOR HIS

RIGHT ARM.

LAST YEAR JOHN WAS AWARDED

THE SOLDIER'S MEDAL FOR

HEROISM BEYOND AND ABOVE

THE CALL OF DUTY, FOR

WARNING OTHERS ON THE DAY

OF SHOOTING.

TODAY HE SERVES AS AN AIDE

TO A TWO-STAR GENERAL AT

FORT SAM HOUSTON.

WHEN EVERYTHING WAS

SAID AND DONE, AND I LOOK

AT THE SEQUENCE OF EVENTS

BETWEEN WHERE JOHN WAS

SHOT, THE TIMING OF HOW

QUICKLY HE WAS TAKEN FROM

THE LOCATION TO THE

HOSPITAL, AND THEN BEING

RUSHED RIGHT TO THE

OPERATING ROOM, WITH TWO

SURGEONS WHO WERE READY TO

GO, BEING ABLE TO STOP

THAT BLEEDING -- ALL OF

THAT IN SUCH A SHORT

PERIOD OF TIME, I THINK IT

IS NOTHING SHORT OF A

MIRACLE.

I DON'T BELIEVE IN

LUCK.

IT'S CHRIST.

IT'S GOD.

AND I CAN'T EXPLAIN IT ANY

BETTER THAN THAT.

AT THE END OF THE DAY,

I SHOULD NEVER EVEN BEEN

HERE.

THEY SAID I WOULD HAVE A

TRACH IN MY NECK FOR A

MINIMUM OF SIX MONTHS, AND

IT WAS OUT IN TWO MONTHS.

THEY SAID, WE DON'T KNOW

IF YOU'D EVER TALK, AND

I'M TALKING RIGHT NOW.

THEY SAID, WE DON'T KNOW

WHAT'S GOING ON WITH

ARM -- MY ARM MOVES TODAY.

THERE ARE NO LIMITS WHEN

IT COMES TO GOD.

Andrew: THESE STORIES

CAN RIP OUR HEARTS OUT

SOMETIMES.

WHAT WE SEE PEOPLE GO

THROUGH, AND TO KNOW WHAT

OUR LOVED ONES GO THROUGH,

AND WHAT WE'RE FACING

RIGHT NOW.

BUT YOU HEARD SOMEONE SAY,

JOHN WAS A FIGHTER.

THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY WAS

FIGHTING FOR HIM.

HIS FAMILY WAS FIGHTING

FOR HIM THROUGH PRAYER.

AND TERRY AND I WANT TO

FIGHT FOR YOU NOW.

WE DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE

FACING.

BUT WE KNOW THE POWER OF A

LOVING AND FAITHFUL GOD.

TERRY AND I WANT TO PRAY

FOR YOU NOW FOR WHATEVER

YOUR NEEDS ARE.

FATHER GOD, WE COME BEFORE

YOU IN ALL OF YOUR POWER.

WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR

LOVE.

WHAT A GOD, A GOD OF

STRENGTH AND POWER AND YET

OF SUCH GRACE.

THE PSALMIST SAID, LORD,

YOU ARE OUR REFUGE AND OUR

STRENGTH AND EVER PRESENT

HELP IN TIMES OF TROUBLE.

"I WILL NOT FEAR."

WE CLAIM THAT SCRIPTURE

NOW, THAT WE WILL NOT

FEAR.

YOU, LORD GOD, ARE OUR

REFUGE AND OUR HELP IN

THIS TIME OF TROUBLE.

Terry: THERE IS

SOMEONE OR SOMEONE YOU

LOVE, YOU'VE BEEN

DIAGNOSED WITH, LIKE, A

BRAIN BLEED.

IT IS A PROBLEM.

AND THEY'RE WORKING HARD

RIGHT NOW FOR THAT TO BE

ELEAVALLEVIATED.

GOD IS CAUSING THAT TO BE

HEALED AND THERE WILL BE

NO BRAIN DAMAGE FROM IT.

Andrew: GOD, WE FOCUS

ON INDIVIDUALS IN OUR

ARMED FORCES.

AND, FATHER GOD, FOR THOSE

WHO HUSBANDS OR WIVES ARE

DEPLOYED AND THERE IS

GREAT CONCERN IN THE

FAMILY, THERE ARE MOMS AND

DADS FRIGHTENED FOR THEIR

SON OR DAUGHTER'S WELFARE,

FATHER GOD, WE REBUKE THAT

FEAR IN JESUS' NAME.

AND YOU TELL US, DO NOT BE

DISMAYED.

YOU WILL NOT LEAVE US; YOU

WILL NOT FORSAKE US.

SO THAT SAYS YOU WILL NOT

LEAVE OUR LOVED ONES; YOU

WILL NOT FORSAKE THEM.

WE CLAIM THE PEACE OF JOHN

14: 27, THAT IT IS A GIFT

YOU LEAVE US THAT THE

WORLD DOESN'T UNDERSTAND.

SO DO NOT BE TROUBLED OR

AFRAID.

IN JESUS' NAME WE PRAY.

AMEN.

IF YOU NEED PRAYER, CALL

US AT 1-800-700-7000.

> WE LEAVE YOU WITH 1

CORINTHIANS 127: "BOT GOD

HAS CHOSEN THE FOOLISH

THINGS OF THE WORLD TO PUT

TO SHAME THE WISE.

GOD HAS CHOSEN THE WEAK

THINGS OF THE WORLD TO PUT

TO SHAME THE THINGS THAT

ARE MIGHTY."

WE'LL SEE YOU TOMORROW.

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