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700 Club Interactive - August 28, 2017

A young man’s world is rocked when he is diagnosed with HIV; after an emotional encounter with God, he leaves his life of drugs and homosexuality. Read Transcript


Andrew: WHEN A YOUNG

ADDICT IS DIAGNOSED WITH

H.I.V. --

I FELT LIKE THIS WAS

THE END OF MY LIFE.

Andrew: ...HIS MOM

WELCOMES HIS HOME.

I WAS COMPLETELY

BROKEN.

I WAS JUST WEEPING AND

WEEPING, AND I WAS, LIKE,

GOD, I NEED YOU.

Andrew: HEAR HOW HE

WAS CHANGED IN AN INSTANT

ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

GOOD MORNING, HERE IS A

QUESTION FOR YOU: ARE YOU

ADDICTED TO YOUR SMAR

SMARTPHONE?

DO YOU EXPERIENCE ANXIETY

WHEN YOU LOSE YOUR PHONE

OR RUN OUT OF BATTERY OR

HAVE NO NETWORK COVERAGE?

IF YOU ANSWEREDE ANSWERED YET, YOU

MIGHT HAVE NO-MO PHOBIA.

Terry: PHONES ARE HOW

SOME PEOPLE EXPERIENCE

LIFE.

MANY LIVE OUT THEIR LIFE

EVENTS BY POSTING TO

Facebook AND TWITTER,

WITH THEIR PHONES ACTING

LITERALLY AS AN EXTENSION

OF THEMSELVES.

THAT'S WHY BEING WITHOUT A

PHONE CAN FEEL LIKE LOSING

A LIMB.

AND SCIENTISTS DISCOVERED

THOSE WITH NO-MO PHOBIA

FELT LIKE THEY WERE

WITHOUT A LIMB.

Andrew: NO-MO PHOBIA

MEANS NO MOBILE PHONE.

Terry: ARE YOU

ADDICTED TO YOUR PHONE?

Andrew: WELL, THERE

ARE TIMES WHEN I DON'T

HAVE IT AND I'M, LIKE,

HONEY, WILL YOU CALL MY

PHONE SO I CAN FIND IT.

Terry: DO YOU FEEL

ANXIETY WITHOUT YOUR

PHONE?

Andrew: .

I'M NEVER WITHOUT IT LONG

ENOUGH.

I PROBABLY HAVE A BIT OF

AN UNHEALTHY PERSPECTIVE

OF HOW MUCH I THINK I NEED

IT WITH ME.

Terry: I THINK WE ALL

DO.

Andrew: AND SOME

EXPERIENCE FO-MO, OR FEAR

MISSING OUT, AND THAT

DESCRIBES THOSE WHO

CONSTANTLY CHECK AND POST

TO SOCIAL MEDIA, EVEN

DURING INAPPROPRIATE

TIMES, WHILE LIKE ON THEIR

HONEYMOON OR AT A FUNERAL.

TERRY, ARE YOU AN

OVERPOSTER?

Terry: ABSOLUTELY,

UNEQUIVICALLY NO.

NOT A LOT OF ACTION.

I RESPOND TO OTHER

POSTERS, BUT I DON'T POST

MYSELF.

Andrew: ARE YOU EVER

ON Facebook AND YOUR

SCROLLING THROUGH, AND

YOU'RE, LIKE, MY HIGH

SCHOOL BUDDY THAT I DIDN'T

EVEN TALK TO IN HIGH

SCHOOL, HAD A FRIED EGG,

AND I'M, LIKE, WHAT AM I

DOING HERE.

Terry: I OFTEN HAVE

THAT REACTION AS I'M

SCROLLING THROUGH.

> RESEARCHER GENE TWEN

STUDIED POST-MILLENNIALS,

AND THEY SAY THEY'RE

BEGINNING TO LIVE -- GET

THIS -- THEIR ENTIRE LIVES

ONLINE.

THEY'RE STAYING HOME, NOT

DATING AND NOT DRIVING,

WHICH MIGHT SOUND GREAT TO

PARENTS, BUT IT IS NOT.

Andrew: THE RESEARCH

SHOWS SOME ARE CHOOSING

NOT TO DATE.

THE BIG DEAL USED TO BE

GET IN THE CAR, LET'S

DRIVE AROUND, SO AND SO

HAS GOT THEIR LICENSE, AND

WE CAN GET OUT OF THE

HOUSE.

AND THAT'S NOT AS POPULAR

ANYMORE.

IT'S LET'S ENGAGE ONLINE.

IN FACT, THE DATA SHOWS

THAT ALL SCREEN TIME IS

LINKED TO LESS HAPPINESS.

SHE SAYS THE NEXT

GENERATION, QUOTE, "ON THE

BRONC OBRINK OF THE WORST MENTAL

HEALTH CRISIS IN DECADES."

Terry: WE WERE

CREATED TO BE

RELATIONAL -- HERE, I'LL

GIVE YOU YOUR PHONE BACK.

> WHEN YOU GIVE IT OVER

TO A MEDIUM, I THINK YOU

HAVE LOST THE INTERACTION,

AND THERE IS SO MUCH THAT

HAPPENS THAT IS NEGATIVE

THAT IS A RESPONSE TO

THINGS, TOO.

IT CREATES A LOT OF

ANXIETY.

Andrew: IT IS A CHECK

FOR ME WHEN I SEE MY KIDS,

11, 10, AND FIVE, AND

THEY'LL ALL BE ON A

DIFFERENT DEVICE, AND I

THINK, AM I SETTING A GOOD

EXAMPLE?

HIGHJACKS HERE I HERE IS A CITY THAT

WANTS TO MAKE TEXTING AND

WALKING ILLEGAL AND

PUNISHABLE BY A $30 FINE.

Terry: EVIDENTLY IT

IS NOT ALWAYS A LAUGHING

MATTER.

PEDESTRIAN FATALITIES

SPIKED 11% TO 6,000.

THAT MAY EXPLAIN WHY

STANFORD, CONNECTICUT ALSO

WANTS TO PASS ONE LIKE

THEY WILL IN HONOLULU.

Andrew: TEXTING WHILE

WALKING --

Terry: THE PERSON WHO

WALKED INTO THE FOUNTAIN

IN THE MIDDLE OF THE

SQUARE, I MEAN IT IS

MEMORABLE.

Andrew: I HEARD YOU

CHUCKLE IS LITTLE WHEN YOU

WERE READING THAT.

Terry: IT WAS A FLASH

MEMORY OF THAT.

WELL, YOU DON'T SEE THIS

EVERY DAY, THE GOVERNOR OF

KENTUCKY JOINED RESIDENTS

ON A PRAYER WALK.

AT A COMMUNITY MEETING, HE

ADDRESSED THE CITY'S

RISING MURDER RATES.

GOVERNOR MATT BEVIN

ENCOURAGED THE PEOPLE OF

KENTUCKY TO EMBRACE THE

POWER OF PRAYER, BY

ORGANIZING PRAYER GROUPS

THAT WOULD REGULARLY TAKE

THE STREETS OF HIGH-CRIME

NEIGHBORHOODS.

HE URGED THEM TO CHOOSE A

BLOCK AND FORM TEAMS OF

THREE TO FIVE PEOPLE WHO

COULD WALK UP AND DOWN THE

STREETS FOR THE NEXT YEAR.

Andrew: HE DESCRIBED

THE PRAYER WALK TO

REPORTERS.

HE SAID, GO AROUND THE

BLOCK, PAUSE ON EACH

CORNER, PRAY FOR THE

PEOPLE THERE, MOVE TO THE

NEXT CORNER, AND OVER THE

COURSE OF THE YEAR, HERE

IS WHAT IS GOING TO

HAPPEN: YOU'RE GOING TO

GET TO KNOW THE PEOPLE ON

THE BLOCK.

PRETTY UNSOPHISTICATED,

PRETTY UNCOMPLICATED,

PRETTY BASIC, BUT I TRULY

BELIEVE WE'LL SEE A

DIFFERENCE IN OUR CITY.

I PERSONALLY BELIEVE IN

THE POWER OF PRAYER.

THAT IS A BOLD POLITICIAN.

Terry: I LOVE THAT.

AND LAST WEEK BEVIN TOOK

HIS OWN ADVICE AND SPENT

THE EVENING WALKING,

TALKING AND PRAYING.

HE SHARED PHOTOS OF THE

EXPERIENCE ON HIS TWITTER

AND Facebook PAGES, AND

HOW WONDERFUL.

THIS IS REALLY --

RELATIONSHIP,

RELATIONSHIP,

RELATIONSHIP, AND WE

WOULDN'T HAVE A LOT OF THE

CRISES WE ARE FACING TODAY

IF WE HAD MORE OF THAT.

Andrew: AND SO

SIMPLE, AS MENTIONED.

Terry: DOESN'T CAUGHT

YOUR CITY ANYTHING.

Andrew: LIBERTY

UNIVERSITY IS RELEASING

ITS FIRST STUDENT-DRIVEN

FILM.

IT FOLLOWS THE LIFE OF

PROFESSOR DAVID HORTON,

WHO ALSO HAPPENS TO BE A

RECORD-SETTING ULTRA

MARATHONER.

Terry: HE SET OUT TO

RUN THE 24-MILE A DAY RUN

FROM CALIFORNIA TO NEW

YORK.

AND IT AVERAGES OUT TO

ABOUT 45 MILES A DAY.

AND THAT'S AFTER HEART

SURGERY.

Andrew: IT ISN'T JUST

ABOUT RUNNING.

HIS WIFE WAS SLOW TO

EMBRACE THE IDEA.

HERE IS A LOOK AT

EXTRAORDINARY.

Reporter: TELL US

ABOUT IT?

HOW MANY DAYS DOES THIS

INSANITY TAKE?

64 DAYS.

GOD WANTS ME TO INSPIRE

PEOPLE ONE LAST TIME.

DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA

WHAT YOU PUT US THROUGH

EVERY TIME YOU DO ONE OF

THESE THINGS?

WHAT ABOUT MARRIAGE?

WHAT ABOUT FATHERHOOD?

I STARTED WELL, AND I

WANT TO FINISH WELL.

Terry: WELL, IF YOU

WANT TO SEE

"EXTRAORDINARY," IT IS A

ONE-NIGHT FATHOM EVENT IN

SELECT THEATERS AND IT IS

HAPPENING ON

SEPTEMBER 7th.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO FIND

A THEATER NEAR YOU, GO TO

extraordinarymovie.com.

Andrew: IT ENCOURAGES

COUPLES TO GO THE DISTANCE

IN THEIR MARRIAGE.

YOU WILL SEE AN

ENCOURAGING PANEL

DISCUSSION ON MARRIAGE,

WITH PROFESSIONAL

COUNSELLORS AND SOME OF

THE CAST.

Terry: IN THE END, WE

ALL WANT TO FINISH WELL.

Andrew: YOU'RE A

CHICK-FIL-A FAN?

Terry: I AM.

AND I LOVE THE

ORGANIZATION, I LOVE THE

VALUES, AND I LOVE EXTRA

PICKLES ON MY CHICKEN

SANDWICH --

Andrew: I ASK FOR NO

PICKLES.

Terry: REALLY?

I'LL TAKE YOURS.

Andrew: IF YOU'RE

THERE BETWEEN 11:00 AND

1:30, PREPARE TO WAIT.

> ONE POPULAR RESTAURANT

IN THE NEW STADIUM IN

GEORGIA STAYED CLOSED, AND

THAT WOULD BE CHICK-FIL-A.

Terry: SHE

ESTABLISHED A CLOSE ON

SUNDAY POLICY FROM THE

GET-GO TO PROVIDE THE

EMPLOYEES A TIME OF

SABBATH REST.

THE CATHY FAMILY HAS NO

PLANS TO CHANGE IT, NOT

EVEN FOR FOOTBALL.

I LOVE FOOTBALL, BUT YAY.

Andrew: SEVEN OF THE

HOME GAMES WILL BE

DEPRIVED OF THE FAMED

CHICKEN SANDWICH FOR

SUNDAY'S GAMES.

MAYBE YOU'RE GETTING

HUNGRY HEARING ABOUT

CHICK-FIL-A -- THAT

COUNTRY IS INCREDIBLE.

THAT'S A LOT OF MONEY THEY

ARE TURNING AWAY.

Terry: I WAS TELLING

ANDREW BEFORE WE STARTED

THE THOUGH TODAY, WHEN I

GREW UP, NOTHING WAS OPEN

ON SUNDAY.

YOU COULDN'T SHOP.

THERE WERE NO MALLS TO GO

TO.

THERE WERE NO GROCERY

STORES.

THERE WAS ONE LITTLE

MARKET THAT WOULD STAY

OPEN IN CASE YOU FORGET

MILK OR BREAD.

Andrew: THINGS HAVE

CHANGED, BUT NOT AT

CHICK-FIL-A.

Terry: GOD IS

BLESSING THEM.

> UP NEXT, A YOUNG MAN

LIVING A LIFE OF

PROMISCUITY AND ADDICTION

TO COCAINE.

IT WAS ALL I THOUGHT

ABOUT.

I WOULD GIVE MY BODY TO

PEOPLE SO I COULD TRY TO

FIND MONEY TO BE ABLE TO

SUPPORT MY DRUG HABIT.

Terry: WATCH WHAT

HAPPENS WHEN THIS YOUNG

MAN LEARNS HE IS

H.I.V.-POSITIVE.

Andrew: WHEN HIS

FATHER REMARRIED, JOSHUA

FELT REPLACED BY HIS NEW

STEPBROTHER.

WHEN HIS DAD LEARNED HE

WAS HO HOMOSEXUAL, HE KICKED

HIM OUT OF THE HOUSE, BUT

HIS MOM NEVER STOPPED

PRAYING FOR HIM.

AND BEFORE LONG, HER

PRAYERS PAID OFF BIG TIME.

I ASKED, WHY IS THIS

HAPPENING?

DID I DO SOMETHING?

WAS IT MY FAULT?

Andrew: JOSHUA WAS 10

WHEN HIS PARENTS DIVORCED.

HE WAS AN ONLY CHILD, AND

LIFE HAD BEEN ALMOST

PERFECT UNTIL THEN.

ANY HAD A REALLY GOOD

RELATIONSHIP WITH MY

FATHER AND MOTHER GROWING

UP.

I WAS VERY HAPPY.

THEY WERE VERY PROTECTIVE

OVER ME AS A KID.

Reporter: AFTER THE

DIVORCE, JOSHUA ENDED UP

LIVING WITH HIS DAD, AND

HIS ATTACHMENT TO HIM GREW

STRONGER.

I THINK MY DAD

DEFINITELY GAVE ME THE

ATTENTION I NEEDED AS A

KID GROWING UP.

Reporter: THAT

CHANGED WHEN HIS DAD

MARRIED A WOMAN WHO ALSO

HAD A SON.

NO LONGER THE CENTER OF

ATTENTION, HE BECAME

REBELLIOUS AND FOUND

COMPANIONSHIP ELSEWHERE.

WHAT LED ME TO

HOMOSEXUALITY WAS THE

POINT OF REALLY FEELING

REJECTED, FEELING THAT

MISSING RELATIONSHIP WITH

MY FATHER THAT I REALLY

WANTED AND I REALLY

NEEDED.

I TRIED TO MESS AROUND

WITH GUYS TO TRY TO FIND

LOVE AND FULFILLMENT WHERE

I WAS BROKEN AND I FELT

REJECTED.

IT CAUSED ME TO HANG OUT

WITH A LOT OF THE WRONG

PEOPLE.

Andrew: BY HIGH

SCHOOL HE WAS SMOKING POT

AND HAVING NUMEROUS

HOMOSEXUAL ENCOUNTERS.

IT WAS MORE JUST

PARTYING AND THE DRUG

LIFESTYLE, AND LIVING A

LIFESTYLE OF HOMOSEXUALITY

TO TRY TO FIND LOVE AND

FULFILLMENT WHERE I WAS

BROKEN AND I FELT

REJECTED.

Andrew: AFTER HIGH

SCHOOL, JOSHUA WENT TO A

COMMUNITY COLLEGE BUT

DROPPED OUT AFTER A YEAR.

THEN HIS DAD FOUND OUT HIS

SON WAS A HOMOSEXUAL AND

KICKED HIM OUT OF THE

HOUSE.

THAT IN TURN MADE MY

FATHER REJECT ME.

THERE WAS A LOT OF WOUNDS

AND SCARS AND A LOT OF

REJECTION.

SO I THOUGHT I COULD TURN

TO OTHER THINGS TO TRY TO

ERASE THAT PART OF MY

LIFE, TO TRY TO FIND,

LIKE, THIS LOVE WHERE I

WAS BROKEN AND WHERE I WAS

REJECTED.

Andrew: JOSHUA WENT

TO LIVE WITH HIS MOM WHO

HAD REMARRIED AND BECAME A

CHRISTIAN.

ALTHOUGH HE KEPT HIS

SEXUALITY HIDDEN FROM HER,

SHE KNEW HE NEEDED HELP.

HE WAS DOING THE

PARTYING THING.

ALL I COULD DO WAS PRAY

FOR HIM AND FOR THE LORD

TO PROTECT HIM AND TRY TO

KEEP HIM OUT OF THOSE KIND

OF THINGS.

Reporter Andrew: SEEKING

ACCEPTANCE, JOSHUA MOVED

TO A BIGGER CITY SO HE

COULD OPENLY LIVE A GAY

LIFESTYLE.

THERE WERE TIMES WHERE

I THOUGHT IT WAS WRONG,

BUT I CONTINUED GOING DOWN

THAT PATHWAY BECAUSE IT

WAS GIVING ME THIS

FULFILLMENT AND THIS

HUNGER FOR SOMETHING WHERE

I FELT BROKEN.

Andrew: A PATH THAT

OVER THE NEXT TWO YEARS

LED JOSHUA TO A LIFE OF

UNBRIDELED PROMISCUITY AND

AN INSATIABLE ADDICTION TO

COCAINE.

IT WAS ALL I THOUGHT

ABOUT.

I WOULD GIVE MY BODY TO

PEOPLE TO FIND MONEY TO

SUPPORT MY DRUG HABIT.

I WAS TRYING TO FIND ALL

THIS LOVE AND THIS

TEMPORARY FULFILLMENT AND

THESE THINGS THAT MEANT

NOTHING TO ME.

I GAVE UP HOPE.

Andrew: BUT HIS MOM

NEVER GAVE UP ASKING GOD

TO HELP HER SON.

I PRAYED FOR GOD TO

LEAD HIM AND GUIDE HIM AND

TO CONVICT HIM HEART.

I EVEN PRAYED TO THE LORD

TO MAKE HIM UNCOMFORTABLE

IF HE HAD TO SO HE WOULD

GIVE HIS LIFE TO JESUS.

Andrew: THEN IN 2009,

JOSHUA FOUND OUT HE WAS

H.I.V.-POSITIVE.

I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT

H.I.V. IS, BUT I KNOW I'VE

BEEN MARKED WITH SOMETHING

THAT HAS CHANGED THE

COURSE OF MY LIFE.

I WAS COMPLETELY BROKEN,

COMPLETELY HOPELESS.

I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO.

Andrew: JOSHUA

REACHED OUT TO HIS MOM,

TELLING HER EVERYTHING,

AND ASKING FOR HELP.

WITHOUT HESITATION, SHE

WELCOMED HIM INTO HER

HOME.

IT IS NOT ANYTHING A

MOTHER WOULD WANT TO HEAR,

BUT THAT IS YOUR CHILD.

NO MATTER WHAT, YOU STICK

BY YOUR CHILD AND YOU

SUPPORT HIM AND YOU LOVE

HIM.

IT MADE ME FEEL GREAT

TO BE ACCEPTED BY MY

MOTHER, AND TO SEE SHE WAS

THERE EVEN THROUGH THIS

WHOLE LIFESTYLE OF

DARKNESS AND BROKENNESS.

EVEN THOUGH I FELT DIRTY

AND SHAMEFUL, MY MOTHER

SAID, HEY, I LOVE YOU AND

I'M GOING TO ACCEPT YOU

WHERE YOU'RE AT.

Andrew: BUT THERE WAS

ONE CONDITION: THAT JOSHUA

GO TO CHURCH WITH HER.

AGAIN, HE WAS WELCOMED

WITH OPEN ARMS.

THEY WERE, LIKE, HEY,

WE LOVE YOU, WE SUPPORT,

AND WE'RE HERE TO PRAYER

FOR YOU IN ANY WAY WE CAN.

Andrew: NOT LONG

AFTER, A MESSAGE HE HEARD

AT A REVIVAL MADE HIS

FINALLY REALIZE HE NEEDED

GOD'S LOVE AND

FORGIVENESS.

I BEGAN TO BREAK, AND

EVERY PART OF ME BEGAN TO

BREAK OPEN.

AND I WAS WEEPING AND

WEEPING, AND I WAS, LIKE,

GOD, I NEED.

I NEED YOU IN MY LIFE MORE

THAN EVER NOW THIS MOMENT.

I FELT AN OVERWHELMING

LOVE OF THE FATHER, OF

JESUS, THAT I HAD NEVER

FELT IN MY LIFE.

I FELT ALL OF THE SHAME, I

FELT ALL OF THE GUILT, I

FELT EVERYTHING THAT WAS

CONNECTED TO THIS

LIFESTYLE THAT I WAS

LIVING JUST BE ERASED IN

THE MOMENT.

I FELT THE LOVE OF THE

FATHER COME IN AND SAY

YOU'RE MAY NEW AND YOU'RE

MINE.

I ACCEPTED JESUS INTO MY

LIFE AND HE SHIFTED EVERY

PART OF MY LIFE AT THAT

MOMENT.

Andrew: AS JOSHUA

FOCUSED ON LIVING FOR

CHRIST, HE OVERCAME HIS

ADDICTIONS AND HOMOSEXUAL

DESIRES.

TODAY HE IS ABLE TO LIVE A

NORMAL LIFE AND CONTROL

HIS H.I.V. WITH

MEDICATIONS.

I BELIEVE IN THE POWER

OF PRAYER.

YOU KEEP FERVENTLY

PRAYING, AND HE WILL

ANSWER YOUR PRAYERS.

IF YOU'RE FAITHFUL TO HIM,

HE WILL BE FAITHFUL TO

YOU.

Andrew: EVENTUALLY

JOSHUA WANT TO BIBLE

COLLEGE, AND HE IS

CURRENTLY PURSUING HIS

MASTER'S DEGREE IN

THEOLOGY.

TO SEE WHERE GOD HAS

BROUGHT HIM IS TOTALLY

INSPIRING AND AMAZING.

I THANK GOD FOR KEEPING

HIS HAND ON HIM.

THE PAST DOESN'T DEFINE

ME ANYMORE.

WHEN YOU COME TO CHRIST,

YOU'RE A NEW CREATION IN

HIM, AND HE WIPES AWAY

EVERYTHING AND GIVES YOU A

CLEAN SLATE.

DON'T GIVE UP HOPE.

DON'T GIVE UP FAITH.

EVEN IN BROKENNESS AND

DARKNESS, CHRIST CAN MEET

YOU RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE

AT.

HE CAN MEET YOU IN A

MOMENT AND AN INSTANT THAT

CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE.

Andrew: ISN'T IT

REMARKABLE THE LENGTHS WE

WILL GO TO TO HANDLE OUR

PAIN.

WHAT WE WILL CHASE AFTER

TO HANDLE REJECTION.

JOSHUA FELT REJECTED BY

HIS DAD AND IT LED TO A

LOT OF CHOICES HE

REGRETTED.

OUR HEAVENLY FATHER WILL

NOT REJECT US LIKE THAT.

HE WANTS TO CONFORM US

INTO THE IMAGE OF HIS SON,

JESUS CHRIST.

AND HE IS STANDING WITH

OPEN ARMS TO RECEIVE US TO

DO THAT.

AS JOSHUA ALLUDED TO, 2

CORINTHIANS 5: 17, THE

APOSTLE PAUL SAID: "WE CAN

BE A NEW CREATION IN

CHRIST.

THE OLD LIFE HAS GONE; THE

NEW HAS COME."

AN INCREDIBLE EXCHANGE CAN

TAKE PLACE THAT GOD OFFERS

US.

HE SAYS, CHILD, YOU GIVE

ME YOUR SIN.

SON, DAUGHTER, BRING ME

YOUR SIN.

BRING ME YOUR FILTH, BRING

ME YOUR REGRETS, BRING ME

THE PLACES IN YOUR LIFE

THAT ARE SO DARK THAT YOU

DON'T EVEN LIKE TO THINK

ABOUT THEM.

AND KNEEL AT THE FOOT OF

THE CROSS WHERE MY SON

DIED AND BLED FOR YOU.

LAY THEM THERE.

LAY THOSE SINS THERE.

AND IN EXCHANGE, BECAUSE

OF THE WORK OF JESUS

CHRIST ON THE CROSS --

NOTHING WE DID, NOTHING

WE'VE DONE TO EARN IT --

GOD SAYS, I WILL MAKE YOU

A NEW CREATION BECAUSE OF

MY SON'S SACRIFICE.

HE DESIRES US TO BE PURE

AND HOLY AND WALK AFTER

HIM.

THAT CAN BE HARD.

BUT HE PROMISES TO GIVE US

THE HOLY SPIRIT ON THAT

JOURNEY.

OUR COUNSELLOR, THE SPIRIT

OF TRUTH, TO ARM US WITH

ALL THAT WE NEED TO FIGHT

OUR ENEMY, THE DEVIL.

DON'T BELIEVE THE LIE OF

SATAN THAT GOD DOES NOT

CARE FOR YOU, THAT HE DOES

NOT LOVE YOU, OR YOU'RE

TOO FAR GONE FOR RESCUE.

THAT'S EXACTLY WHY JESUS

WAS SENT TO US, TO BE OUR

RESCUE.

AND WE CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE

OF GOD'S AMAZING GRACE OF

THE CROSS, AND SOMETIMES

WE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THAT

TOO FAR AND WE SAY, I CAN

SIN BECAUSE OF THE LOVE OF

GOD.

NO.

AND WE GET IN THAT VICIOUS

CYCLE AGAIN.

WHAT WE DO IS SAY, LORD,

YOU'RE FREE GIFT IS ONE I

WOULD LIKE TO RECEIVE.

AND MAYBE I DON'T

UNDERSTAND IT ALL YET, BUT

THE FILTHY SIN IN MY LIFE,

THE CONFUSION, THE CIRCLE

OF SIN, I WANT TO GIVE IT

TO YOU, AND I ASK YOU TO

RESCUE ME.

IF YOU'RE IN THAT

SITUATION NOW, I ENCOURAGE

YOU TO PRAY WITH ME.

IT'S A PRAYER I PRAYED

WHEN I JUST REALIZED,

LORD, I CAN'T DO IT

WITHOUT YOU.

PRAY WITH ME NOW.

FATHER GOD, HERE I AM IN

MY SIN, WITH MY REGRETS,

AND THE FILTH IN HIGH MY LIFE,

AND THERE ARE DARK PLACES

THAT NOBODY KNOWS BUT ME

AND YOU.

AND, LORD, I DO KNEEL AT

THE CROSS OF CHRIST, AND I

SAY, JESUS, I HEAR YOU

LOVE ME AND I PUT IT

BEFORE YOU.

AND I ASK YOU, FATHER GOD,

TO MAKE ME THAT NEW

CREATION THAT I'VE HEARD

ABOUT IN 2 CORINTHIANS 5.

THE OLD LIFE IS GONE.

I'M A NEW CREATION BECAUSE

OF THE BLOOD OF CHRIST.

LORD, ON THIS DAY I

SURRENDER MY LIFE TO YOU,

I GIVE MY LIFE TO YOU,

JESUS, AND I ASK YOU TO

EQUIP ME IN THE POWER OF

THE HOLY SPIRIT.

AND IT IS JESUS' NAME I

PRAY.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE FURTHER

PRAYER, PLEASE CALL US AT

1-800-700-7000, AND TELL

US WHAT YOUR NEED IS, AND

SOMEONE ON THE END OF THAT

LINE WOULD LOVE TO PRAY

FOR YOU.

TERRY?

Terry: STILL AHEAD,

AFTER A NEGLECTED GIRL IS

Terry: UYO WAS AN

ORPHAN IN KRYZEKSTAN.

AND SHE LONGED FOR A

MOTHER, A FATHER, AND A

DOG.

AND TODAY THIS LITTLE GIRL

HAS ALL THREE, THANKS TO

THE GENEROSITY OF PEOPLE

LIKE YOU.

FOR THIS LITTLE GIRL,

HAPPINESS IS HAVING A NEW

HOME.

I HAVE FOOD, I HAVE

CLOTHES, AND I'M LOVED.

Terry: BUT JUST THREE

YEARS AGO, ULIA WAS

NEGLECTED AND ABUSED BY

HER ALCOHOLIC MOTHER.

SHE WOULD SCREAM AT ME

AND SOMETIMES BEAT ME.

SOMETIMES MY PUNISHMENT

WAS TO KNEEL IN THE

CORNER.

Terry: WHEN THE

WORKERS IN KRYZEKSTAN

HEARD ABOUT THE NEGLECT,

THEY PLACED HER IN A HOME

SPONSORED BY "ORPHANS'

PROMISE."

ULIA CAME TO US AS A

TRAUMATIZED CHILD.

HER EYES WERE VERY SAD AND

SHE CRIED OFTEN.

Terry: BUT AFTER

SEVERAL MONTHS, ULIA

WASN'T CRYING ANYMORE.

THE PEOPLE IN THE HOME

ARE SO KIND.

THEY CARED FOR ME.

THEY INTRODUCED ME TO

JESUS.

HE IS MY FRIEND.

Terry: AS ULIA'S

RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS

GREW STRONGER, SHE ASKED

HIM TO FULFILL THE DEEPEST

DESIRE OF HER HEART.

I ASKED JESUS TO SEND

ME A FAMILY OF MY OWN, A

MOTHER AND A FATHER, A

BROTHER, AND EVEN A DOG.

Terry: IN A NEARBY

CITY, A YOUNG COUPLE WHO

WORK WITH "ORPHANS'

PROMISE" WAS PRAYING, TOO,

TO ADOPT A CHILD.

WHEN THEY VISITED DAY

SPRING GIRLS' HOME, THEY

KNEW THAT CHILD WAS ULIA.

I HAD A FEELING THAT

THEY WANTED TO ADOPT ME.

AND THEN IT HAPPENED.

Terry: NOW ULIA HAS

EVERYTHING SHE PRAYED FOR:

LOVING PARENTS, A BABY

BROTHER, AND HER OWN DOG.

MY MOM AND DAD ARE GOOD

AND KIND.

THEY LOVE ME.

WE PLAY TOGETHER.

AND THEY READ A BIBLE TO

ME.

OUR PRAYERS WERE

ANSWERED, TOO, WHEN GOD

GAVE US ULIA.

WE WANT ULIA TO KNOW

ALL OF THE LOVE OUR FAMILY

CAN PROVIDE.

THANK YOU FOR MAKING THIS

POSSIBLE.

THANK YOU FOR HELPING

ME AT THE CHILDREN'S HOME

AND FOR HELPING ME FIND MY

NEW PARENTS.

I HAVE MY OWN FAMILY NOW,

AND IT'S FOREVER.

THANK YOU.

Terry: YOU KNOW, THE

BIBLE SAYS GOD PUTS THE

LONELY IN FAMILIES.

THAT CERTAINLY HAPPENED

FOR ULIA.

IF YOU'RE A "700 CLUB"

MEMBER AND IF YOU'RE

GIVING TO "ORPHANS'

PROMISE," YOU'RE HELPING

US PUT LONELY CHILDREN IN

FAMILY SETTINGS ALL AROUND

THE WORLD, AND WE WANT TO

SAY THANK YOU.

65 CENTS A DAY, $20 A

MONTH, MAKES YOU A "700

CLUB" MEMBER.

YOU CAN JOIN NOW.

CALL 1-800-700-7000.

OR YOU CAN LOG ON TO

700clubinteractive.com..

WHEN YOU JOIN, WE'RE GOING

TO SEND YOU THIS D.V.D.

"MIRACLES."

WE WANT IT TO BE A

BLESSING FOR YOU.

Andrew: WE HAVE A

COUPLE OF MOMENTS LEFT AND

WE WANT TO PRAY FOR SOME

OF THE PRAYER REQUESTS.

SARAH SAID, "FIRST I WANT

TO PRAISE GOD BECAUSE I

RECENTLY GAVE BIRTH TO MY

THIRD CHILD, A HEALTHY

BABY BOY.

SINCE MY SON WAS BORN,

I'VE LOST SOME FEELING IN

MY FACE AND SOME OF MY

EYESIGHT.

PLEASE PRAY FOR ME."

FATHER GOD, WE PRAY FOR

SARAH.

WE CELEBRATE THE BIRTH OF

THIS BABY BOY, LORD GOD,

BUT NOW WITH THIS M.S.

CONDITION AND THE FEAR

THAT COMES UPON SARAH AND

SO MANY WITH THESE MEDICAL

CONCERNS, IN THE NAME OF

JESUS, WE JUST REBUKE THIS

ILLNESS.

WE SAY IN JESUS' NAME WE

JUST CLAIM HEALING FOR

HER.

AND WE CAST OUT FEAR.

YOU SAY BE ANXIOUS FOR

NOTHING.

SOMETIMES THAT IS HARD FOR

US TO CLAIM, LORD GOD.

YOU SAY, BE ANXIOUS FOR

NOTHING.

BE OF GOOD COURAGE.

Terry: AND, LORD, WE

WANT TO PRAY FOR RAY'S

MOTHER, WHO IS STRUGGLING

WITH KIDNEY FEELING.

LORD, YOU KNIT US TOGETHER

AND SAW OUR LIVES BEFORE

WE EVER LIVED A DAY.

TODAY WILL YOU POUR OUT

YOU'RE HEALING POWER ON

HER MOTHER.

WE SAY KIDNEYS FUNCTION

ACCORDING TO THE PERFECT

WILL OF GOD, YOUR CREATOR.

AND WE ASK THAT IN JESUS'

NAME.

Andrew: I FEEL LIKE

THE HOLY SPIRIT IS SAYING

TO US IN THE MIDST OF THE

CLUTTER OF OUR LIVES AND

ALL OF THE THINGS WE FOCUS

ON, SOME OF THEM ARE GOOD

THINGS TO FOCUS ON, BUT

NOT TO LOSE SIGHT OF

JESUS' FAITHFULNESS TO US

AND HIS GRACE.

AND HE WANTS TO POUR OUT

HIS LOVE TO US, AND WE GET

DISTRACTED BY SO MANY

THINGS THAT ARE NOT

IMPORTANT.

AND I FEEL GOD CALLING ALL

OF US, ME INCLUDED, TO

REMEMBER HIS FAITHFULNESS

AND HIS LOVE WHICH

CONTINUES TO POUR OUT.

HE WANTS TO HAVE

RELATIONSHIP WITH US IN

JESUS' NAME.

"LET ALL THAT I AM PRAISE

THE LORD.

MAY I NEVER FORGET THE

GOOD THINGS HE HAS DONE

FOR ME."

TERRY AND I THANK YOU FOR

JOINING US TODAY.

AND WE'LL SEE YOU NEXT

TIME ON "700 CLUB

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