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700 Club Interactive - September 29, 2017

A young boy sees a vision and hears a word from God; 20 years later, both miraculously come true. Read Transcript


Gordon: A 10-YEAR-OLD

BOY HAS A VISION.

GOD SAID, THIS IS GOING

TO BE YOUR DAUGHTER, AND

HER NAME IS GOING TO BE

CHLOE.

Gordon: AND 20 YEARS

LATER, IT MIRACULOUSLY

COMES TRUE.

I HAD FULL-BODY

SHIVERS.

HE WAS RIGHT THERE.

Gordon: SEE THE

BEAUTIFUL ADOPTION STORY

ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

> WELL, WELCOME TO THE

SHOW.

CHIP AND JOANNA GAINES

HAVE ANNOUNCED THEY'RE

LEAVING THEIR HIT SHOW,

FIXER UPPER.

REVEALING THAT SEASON 5

WILL BE THEIR LAST.

Terry: THE COUPLE

MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT ON

TUESDAY, EXPRESSING THE

DIFFICULTIES IN MAKING THE

DECISION TO CONCLUDE THEIR

SHOW.

HI, EVERYBODY, CHIP AND

JOANNA HERE IN WACO,

TEXAS.

ONE THING LED TO ANOTHER,

AND, OF COURSE, A PILOT

WAS BORN CALLED "FIXER

UPPER."

WE'RE MAKING THE

ANNOUNCEMENT TODAY THAT

THE FIFTH SEASON WILL BE

OUR LAST.

YOU KNOW E, I THINK, I THINK THIS

IS ONE OF THOSE

BITTERSWEET TIMES FOR US.

BECAUSE THE LAST FIVE

YEARS, I MEAN, THIS HAS

BEEN OUR LIFE, THIS SHOW

AND THE CREW HERE.

THEY'VE BECOME LIKE

FAMILIES.

THESE HOMES WE'VE

GOTTEN TO RENOVATE FOR

THESE BEAUTIFUL FAMILIES

HAS BECOME SUCH A BIG PART

OF OUR LIVES.

Y'ALL HAVE BECOME A BIG

PART OF OUR LIVES.

AND THE EXPERIENCE HAS

BEEN LIKE NOTHING WE COULD

HAVE EVER PREDICTED, NEVER

WOULD HAVE IMAGINED IN A

MILLION YEARS, THAT GOD

WOULD HAVE HAD THIS KIND

OF A JOURNEY FOR JO AND I

AND OUR FAMILY AND OUR

BEAUTIFUL BUSINESS HERE IN

WACO.

SO THANK YOU.

WE CAN'T WAIT TO SEE WHAT

IS NEXT.

WE BELIEVE IN OUR HEARTS

THAT WE'RE GOING TO SEE

YOU AGAIN RIGHT AROUND THE

CORNER, SO STAY TUNED.

Gordon: THEY'RE GOING

TO BE MISSED.

Terry: WHAT AM I

GOING TO DO ON TUESDAY

NIGHTS NOW.

Gordon: YOU'LL HAVE

TO FIND ANOTHER SHOW.

Terry: A WONDERFUL

FAMILY.

I THINK THE THING THAT

MADE THEM SO POPULAR IS

THEY REPRESENT SO MANY OF

THE FAMILY VALUES AND

CULTURAL VALUES THAT WE

ALL HOLD DEAR, SO WE WISH

THEM THE BEST.

A WONDERFUL PROGRAM.

> FROM HURRICANES TO

EARTHQUAKES, CHURCHES AND

FAITH-BASED ORGANIZATIONS

LEAD THE WAY IN HELPING

RECOVER AFTER NUMEROUS

NATURAL DISASTERS.

Gordon: AS JOHN

JESSUP REPORTS, THAT'S

APOINT THAAPOINT THAT IS NOT LOST TO

THE GOVERNMENT, THE MEDIA,

AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, THE

PEOPLE IN NEED.

Reporter: ON THIS

DAY, IT IS ALL FUN AND

GAMES AT THE JOHNSTON HOME

JUST OUTSIDE OF HOUSTON, A

FAR CRY FROM NEARLY THREE

WEEKS AGO WHEN HURRICANE

HARVEY HIT THE TEXAS GULF

COASTAL.

DAYS OF RAIN SENT A NEARBY

RIVER SURGING TO BIBLICAL

RECORDS.

JOHN, THEY ACTUALLY

SAID THIS WAS GOING TO BE

AN 800-YEAR FLOOD HIGH.

Reporter: WATER

STREAMED ON TO THEIR

PROPERTY.

TO SEE OUR BACKYARD

TURN INTO A LAKE, TO SEE

THE SWING SET -- THE WATER

COME UP ON THAT.

Reporter: INITIALLY,

THEETHE COUNTY OFFICIALS TOLD

PEOPLE TO SHELTER IN

PLACE.

THEN WE'RE TOLD, DON'T

GO AND HIDE, BUT GO ON THE

ROOF.

THAT'S WHEN I FREAKED OUT.

HOW DO YOU GO ON THE ROOF

WITH FIVE KIDS.

Reporter: HOURS LATER

CAME THE MANDATORY

EVACUATION ORDER.

JEREMIAH AND AUDREY

PACKED UP THEIR FIVE KIDS

AND TOOK OFF.

THEY DROVE THROUGH FOUR

NIGHTMARE SHOWERS TRYING

TO ESCAPE.

DRIVING INTO ONCOMING

TRAFFIC BECAME THEIR ONLY

OPTION.

BECAUSE I CAR WOULD

HAVE GOTTEN STUCK THAT

WAY, SO WE HAD TO GO

STRAIGHT.

SO WE HAVE OUR HAZARD

LIGHTS FLASHING ON OUR

VEHICLE.

I'M FLASHING AND DOING MY

HORN AND I'M PRAYING.

E W WE DIDN'T KNOW GOING

FORWARD IF THERE WAS

ANOTHER CAR, AND

THANKFULLY THERE WASN'T.

WHEN WE GOT TO THE

HOTEL THAT NIGHT, I BROKE

DOWN BECAUSE FINALLY I

REALIZED WE WERE SAFE.

Reporter: FOR A WHOLE

WEEK, THEY RELIEVED ON THE

KINDNESS OF OTHER

CHRISTIANS FOR HOUSING,

WITH OFFERS FROM STRANGERS

AND FRIENDS ALIKE.

WHEN THE ORDER WAS FINALLY

LIFTED, THE JOHNSTONS

RETURNED TO FIND THEIR

HOME MOSTLY INTACT.

EVERYTHING IS BRAND

NEW.

Reporter: AUDREY SAW

THEIR GOOD FORTUNE AND

SOMETHING ELSE.

BECAUSE THE LORD

ALLOWED OUR HOME TO BE

SPARED, IT IS OUR DUTY AND

HONOR TO GO HELP THOSE WHO

WEREN'T AS FORTUNATE.

Reporter: THE JOHN

JOHNSTONS KNOW THEY'RE

FORTUNATE.

AND AS FIRST TIME

HURRICANE SURVIVORS,

THEY'RE EVEN MORE

APPRECIATE OF THE PRAYER

AND SUPPORT OF THE CHURCH.

IT HAS BEEN AMAZING TO

SEE THE CHURCH AT WORK,

AND TO STEP UP AND BE THE

HANDS AND FEET OF JESUS.

Reporter: IN THE WAKE

OF HURRICANES HARVEY AND

IRMA, CHURCHES HAVE PROVEN

TO BE INVALUABLE PARTNERS,

OUTPACING THE WORK OF THE

GOVERNMENT.

JEREMIAH, A BIBLE COLLEGE

PROFESSOR, BELIEVES THESE

STORMS SERVE AS A REMINDER

OF THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE

CHURCH.

THERE ARE VOICES THAT

SAY CHRISTIANITY IS PASSE

AND THE CHURCH IS SO

IRRELEVANT, WE DON'T NEED

THE CHURCH ANYMORE.

GUESS WHAT?

NO ONE WAS SAYING THAT

AFTER HURRICANE HARVEY.

Reporter: JOHN

JESSUP, CBN NEWS,

RICHMOND, TEXAS.

Gordon:

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF

THE FAITH-BASED GROUPS

THAT ARE STILL WORKING

HARD, NOT JUST IN TEXAS,

BUT ALSO IN FLORIDA AND

MEXICO, AND NOW PUERTO

RICO.

THERE ARE SO MANY NEEDS,

BUT IT IS WONDERFUL, THE

CHURCH IS STEPPING UP.

WHETHER IT IS THE SOUTHERN

BAPTISTS ARE THE

MENNONITES ARE SAMARITAN'S

PURSE OR OUR OWN

"OPERATION BLESSING,"

WE'RE THERE.

FEMA, RIGHT NOW, HAS AN

INTERNAL RULE SAYING THEY

CAN'T HELP REBUILD HOUSES

OF WORSHIP.

AND WHETHER IT IS A CHURCH

OR A SYNAGOGUE OR A

MOSQUE, THEY'RE SAYING

THERE IS NO GOVERNMENT

ASSISTANCE FOR THAT

REBUILDING.

THAT'S NOT PART OF THE

LAW.

AND THERE IS CURRENTLY A

COURT CASE QUESTIONING IT,

CHALLENGING IT, ON A

CONSTITUTIONAL BASIS.

WOULDN'T IT BE WONDERFUL

IF THE GOVERNMENT

RECOGNIZED CHURCHES ARE ON

THE FOREFRONT OF PROVIDING

THE RELIEF, SO THEREFORE

SHOULD NOT BE EXCLUDED

FROM THE GOVERNMENT

BENEFIT WHEN IT COMES TO

REBUILDING.

Terry: ABSOLUTELY.

IT HAS BEEN WONDERFUL TO

SEE VOLUNTEERS THAT HAVE

COME OUT OF THE CHRISTIAN

COMMUNITY AND STAY, JUST

CONTINUE TO STAY, AND HELP

AND WORK.

KUDOS TO ALL OF THEM.

> WELL, STUDENTS AROUND

THE COUNTRY GATHERED LAST

WEDNESDAY TO PRAY FOR

THEIR SCHOOLS.

Gordon: SEE YOU AT

THE POLL, THE GLOBAL DAY

OF STUDENT PRAYER, BEGAN

IN 1990 WHEN 10 STUDENTS

PRAYING AT THEIR SCHOOL.

27 YEARS LATER, MILLIONS

PRAY ON THEIR CAMPUSES ON

THE FOURTH WEDNESDAY EVERY

SEPTEMBER.

Terry: STUDENTS MEET

AT THE SCHOOL FLAG POLE

BEFORE SCHOOL.

THEY LIFT UP THEIR

FRIENDS, THEIR FAMILIES,

TEACHERS, THE SCHOOL

ITSELF, AND THEIR NATION

TO GOD.

AND IT IS NOT JUST OUR

NATION PARTICIPATING.

THIS IS A GLOBAL EVENT.

AND IF YOU PARTICIPATED,

WE WANT YOU TO KNOW WE'D

LOVE TO GET YOUR PICTURES.

SEND YOUR PHOTOS AND

VIDEOS TO "NEWSWATCH" AT

cbn.org.

Gordon: KEEP IN MIND

THAT PRAYER CHANGES

THINGS.

I THINK NOW MORE THAN EVER

WE NEED TO BE PRAYING FOR

AMERICA.

Terry: UH-HUH.

> COMING UP, A COUPLE

STRUGGLES WITH

INFERTILITY.

WE WERE THINKING, THIS

ISN'T GOING TO HAPPEN FOR

US.

WE'RE JUST FOOLS.

I STRUGGLED WITH

QUESTIONING GOD'S GOODNESS

IN THAT TIME BECAUSE I

JUST FELT LIKE IT WAS SO

MEAN.

Terry: SEE THE

BEAUTIFUL ENDING TO THEIR

STORY THAT WAS OVER 20

YEARS IN THE MAKING.

STAY WITH US.

Terry: SOME STORIES

LEAVE A LASTING IMPRESSION

ON YOU, AND THIS NEXT

STORY IS ONE OF THOSE.

OVER 52 MILLION PEOPLE

HAVE WATCHED IT ONLINE,

AND YOU'RE GOING TO SEE

WHY IN JUST A MOMENT.

THE STORY BEGINS WITH A

YOUNG BOY WHO LIKED TO

SPEND TIME WITH GOD, AND

IT ENDS WITH THE PROMISE

THAT CAME TRUE OVER 20

YEARS LATER.

I GREW UP ON MY

PARENTS' 100-ACRE

PROPERTY, AND I REFUSED TO

STAY INSIDE.

I LOVED BEING IN NATURE.

I WOULD JUST GO OUT THERE

BY MYSELF AND I WOULD HAVE

ALL OF THIS TIME, AND I

WOULD BE TALKING TO GOD.

WE WOULD HAVE THIS

CONVERSATION, AND I DIDN'T

KNOW IF THAT WAS STRANGE

OR UNUSUAL.

I WOULD JUST PRAY TO HIM.

AND SOMETIMES HE WOULD SAY

SOMETHING TO ME, SPEAK TO

ME.

I WAS ABOUT 10 OR 12 YEARS

OLD.

THE MIDDLE OF THE DAY AND

GOD GIVES ME A VERY VIVID

PICTURE OF A LITTLE KID,

AND I'M HOLDING HER,

SWINGING AROUND IN MY

PARENTS' YARD, AND SHE IS

JUST LAUGHING LIKE CRAZY.

IN THE PICTURE THAT I HAD

IN MY MIND, SHE HAD DARK

SKIN AND DARK EYES.

I GOT THAT THIS IS GOING

TO BE YOUR DAUGHTER AND

HER NAME IS GOING TO BE

CHLOE.

WALT AND I GREW UP

TOGETHER.

I THINK HE MOVED TO TOWN

THE YEAR I WAS BORN, SO WE

HAVE KNOWN EACH OTHER MY

WHOLE LIFE.

WHEN I WAS 10, WE MOVED

RIGHT ACROSS THE PASTURE

FROM HIM.

WE GREW UP TOGETHER.

MY WHOLE LIFE, I WAS LIKE

I THINK WALT IS AMAZING.

I ALWAYS THOUGHT, WHEN I

GROW UP, I WANT TO FIND

SOMEONE JUST LIKE HIM,

THAT WAS IN MY AGE GROUP.

I WENT TO UNIVERSITY ABOUT

30 MINUTES FROM WHERE HE

WAS LIVING.

WHEN I WENT, HE JUST KIND

OF CAME IN AND HELPED GET

ME SETTLED AND HELPED

INTRODUCE ME TO A CHURCH.

WE STARTED SPENDING MORE

AND MORE TIME TOGETHER.

AND WE WERE SITTING IN HIS

CAR, JUST TALKING, AND WE

HAD THIS CONVERSATION

ABOUT WHAT OUR DREAMS AND

HOPES WERE FOR THE FUTURE.

I SAID I FELT LIKE GOD

JUST MADE ME TO BE A MOM,

MORE THAN I WANTED TO BE A

MOTHER.

I SAID I ACTUALLY HAD A

NAME PICKED OUT ALREADY

THAT I WANTED TO NAME MY

DAUGHTER.

AND HE SAID, I DO, TOO.

WHICH I THOUGHT IT WAS

WEIRD BECAUSE I DIDN'T

THINK GUYS DID THAT.

I WAS, LIKE, WHAT'S THE

NAME?

AND SHE SAID, CHLOE.

AND HE WAS, LIKE,

YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING

ME.

YOU WON'T BELIEVE THIS,

GOD GAVE ME, WHEN I WAS

12, THAT NAME, CHLOE.

I WAS THINKING, THIS IS

CRAZY.

FIRST OF ALL, I DON'T HAVE

A LOT OF EXPERIENCE WITH

GOD SPEAKING TO ME LIKE

THAT.

AND IN THE STORY, I ALWAYS

PICKED A DARK-SKINNED

GIRL.

WALT FELT LIKE HOME TO

ME.

FROM THE VERY BEGINNING, I

FELT LIKE THIS IS WHERE I

BELONG, WITH THIS GOD.

WHEN WE FIRST GOT MARRIED,

WE DECIDED TO WAIT A

LITTLE WHILE BEFORE HAVING

CHILDREN, AND WE DID SOME

MISSIONS.

AND THEN WE THOUGHT IT

WOULD START IMMEDIATELY.

LET'S START OUR FAMILY,

LET'S HAVE CHILDREN.

MONTHS TURNED INTO YEARS.

PRETTY SOON WE WERE FOUR

YEARS INTO TRYING, AND

STILL NOTHING.

I HAD ALWAYS CLONE TO

THIS PROMISE THAT GOD HAD

GIVEN ME ABOUT THE

DAUGHTER, AND I DIDN'T

KNOW WHEN IT WAS GOING TO

HAPPEN, BUT IT WAS

STARTING TO GET HARD TO

WAIT.

IT WAS REALLY HARD.

IT WAS REALLY -- I DON'T

KNOW, I THINK I STRUGGLED

WITH QUESTIONING GOD'S

GOODNESS IN THAT TIME.

BECAUSE I JUST FELT LIKE

IT WAS SO MEAN.

YOU KNOW, LIKE SUCH A MEAN

THING TO DO.

YEAH.

SORRY.

SO THERE WAS, LIKE,

PROBABLY A FOUR AND A HALF

YEAR PERIOD, THAT I WOULD

SAY WAS REALLY, REALLY

HARD ON US INDIVIDUALLY,

ON US IN OUR MARRIAGE, AND

ALSO, LIKE, THE WAY WE

WERE RELATING WITH GOD.

ESPECIALLY FOR ME.

I FELT LIKE, IS GOD GOOD

EVEN WHEN HE IS NOT DOING

THINGS I WOULD DEFINE AS

GOOD?

ALL OF HER FRIENDS WERE

HAVING KIDS, AND SHE WOULD

HAVE TO WAIT AND PUT ON

HIS CHEESY SMILE AND SAY,

WE'RE HAPPY FOR YOU.

AND EVERY TIME WE WOULD

HEAR ABOUT SOMEBODY

GETTING PREGNANT, WE WOULD

JUST BE DEVASTATED,

BECAUSE WE WERE THINKING,

THIS ISN'T GOING TO HAPPEN

FOR US.

WE'RE JUST FOOLS, FOOLS

WHO WANT KIDS, AND IT IS

NEVER GOING TO HAPPEN.

THERE WERE TONS OF

PEOPLE PRAYING WITH US AND

FOR US.

PEOPLE WOULD COME TO US

AND SAY, THIS BIBLE STUDY

GROUP I'M A PART OF IS

PRAYING FOR YOU GUYS,

PRAYING FOR THIS

SITUATION.

THAT WAS A REALLY SPECIAL

THING, TO GET TO FEEL LIKE

THE BODY OF CHRIST ON A

LARGER SCALE, STANDING

WITH YOU THROUGH

SOMETHING.

AND SHE THOUGHT, MAYBE

WE'RE SUPPOSED TO ADOPT.

AND I WAS ADAMANTLY

AGAINST IT.

HOW ARE YOU FEELING

ABOUT ADOPTION?

I DON'T WANT TO THINK

ABOUT IT NOW.

I HAD THIS THOUGHT THAT I

DON'T WANT -- I CALLED IT

A BAND-AID BABY.

WE ARE STRUGGLING, WE ARE

HURTING, AND, YOU KNOW, I

DON'T -- I DIDN'T WANT

JUST A FIX.

I DIDN'T WANT JUST SOME

KID.

I WANTED A KID WE WERE

SUPPOSED TO HAVE.

AND GOD JUST, LIKE,

PROGRESSED ME.

I JUST WANT THE KID THAT

GOD WANTS US TO HAVE.

MAYBE IT IS NOT SUPPOSED

TO COME THROUGH BIOLOGICAL

MEANS.

MAYBE IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE

THROUGH ADOPTION.

SO WHAT DO YOU THINK?

I THINK I'M VERY

EXCITED TO ADOPT, BUT

WAITING WILL BE HARD.

I REMEMBER ONE NIGHT WE

WERE AT WALT'S SISTER'S

HOUSE, AND I WAS CHECKING

MY E-MAIL, AND THE E-MAIL

SAID, IT'S A GIRL.

AND I REALIZED IT WAS FROM

THE ADOPTION AGENCY, AND

THEY SAID, A BIRTH MOTHER

HAS CHOSEN YOU GUYS, AND,

YES, YOU'RE GOING TO BE

PARENTS.

I KEPT LOOKING AT THE

E-MAIL AND I WAS, LIKE,

OH, MY GOSH.

SHE GETS THIS E-MAIL

AND SHE IS SUPER EXCITED,

AND I'M, LIKE, I'M GOING

TO JUST WAIT AND SEE.

THE NAME CHLOE IS

COMPLETELY OFF THE TABLE.

WE'VE ABANDONED IT.

WE DECIDED THAT WAS

JUST A FLUKE THING, A

COINCIDENCE THAT WE BOTH

LIKED THAT NAME.

SO WE HAD EVEN TALKED

ABOUT A DIFFERENT NAME.

AND THE SOCIAL WORKER

WORKING WITH US SAID THE

BIRTH MOTHER WOULD LIKE TO

MEET YOU BEFORE SHE HAS

THE BABY.

AND SO WE TOOK A TRIP UP

TO WICHITA.

WHAT ARE WE DOING?

WE'RE GOING TO HER

HOUSE.

ARE YOU NERVOUS?

A LITTLE BIT.

WE WENT TO THE HOUSE WHERE

SHE WAS LIVING, AND WE

KNOCKED ON THE DOOR.

SHE OPENS THE DOOR, AND

IT LOOKS LIKE A GROWN-UP

VERSION OF THIS LITTLE

GIRL IN MY HEAD THAT WAS

FROM THE PAST.

I WAS, LIKE, OH, MY

GOODNESS, WHAT IN THE

WORLD?

IN A SECOND, IN MY HEAD,

THE NAME WAS BACK ON THE

TABLE.

WE WENT UP TO THIS ROOM

AND TALKED FOR THREE HOURS

OR SO.

THE SOCIAL WORKER SAYS,

NOW LET'S TALK ABOUT A

NAME.

HAVE YOU THOUGHT OF A

NAME?

AND SHE SAID, YEAH,

EVER SINCE I GOT PREGNANT,

EVEN BEFORE I KNEW IT WAS

A GIRL, I'VE BEEN CALLING

THIS GIRL CHLOE.

WE WERE JUST FLOORED.

BOTH WALT AND I -- I

DON'T EVEN REMEMBER WHAT

WE DID EXACTLY.

I KNOW I WAS UGLY CRYING.

WE WERE WEEPING AND SHE

WAS, LIKE, YOU HATE THE

NAME.

AND WE WERE LIKE, OH,

MY GOOD, WE LOVE THE NAME.

GOD HAD SPOKEN TO US AND

TOLD US THIS NAME.

I WANTED THE NAME

CHLOE, AND I DIDN'T KNOW

IF YOU GUYS WOULD LIKE IT

OR STICK WITH IT, OR MAYBE

YOU HAD SOMETHING ELSE.

BUT I'VE BEEN CALLING HER

CHLOE.

IT'S CHLOE!

[LAUGHTER]

ALL THOSE DOUBTS ABOUT

HAVING THE BAND-AID BABY

WERE JUST COMPLETELY OUT

OF THE WINDOW.

AND IT FELT LIKE I JUST

FULL BODY SHIVERS.

IT WAS LIKE THE HOLY

SPIRIT WAS JUST RIGHT

THERE.

THIS IS SO MUCH A GOD

THING THAT IS GOING ON

RIGHT NOW.

WE'VE BEEN PLANNING FOR IT

FOR A LONG TIME.

BEFORE YOU WERE EVEN

CONCEIVED, WE KNEW YOUR

NAME.

I THINK WE KNOW WHAT

YOU'RE GOING TO LOOK LIKE,

BUT I DON'T KNOW.

WE'LL SEE.

I LOVE YOU.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING

YOU.

THIS SURREAL PRESENCE

OF GOD WAS JUST ALL AROUND

US.

I FELT HIM SAYING TO ME,

SEE HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU?

DO YOU SEE THIS?

DO YOU SEE WHAT I'VE DONE?

I'VE BEEN WRITING THIS

STORY.

YOU HAVE NO IDEA.

I'VE BEEN WRITING THIS

STORY FOR YEARS, SINCE

WALT WAS A KID.

THERE YOU ARE.

WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO?

ARE YOU NERVOUS?

A LITTLE BIT.

YEAH, I WAS CRAZY NERVOUS

THAT MORNING.

I REMEMBER GOING TO THE

HOSPITAL, AND THEN ALL OF

A SUDDEN IT WAS HAPPENING.

ALL OF A SUDDEN THE DOCTOR

CAME IN AND WAS LIKE,

OKAY, SHE'S READY.

AND YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE A

BABY NOW.

AND THERE WAS JUST ALL

THIS MOVEMENT AND BUSTLING

AROUND, AND THEN CHLOE WAS

THERE.

I WAS LOOKING AT THIS

BABY, MY BABY.

I WAS LOOKING AT HER, AND

ALL OF A SUDDEN SHE WASN'T

THERE AND THEN SHE WAS

THERE.

HEY, GIRL.

HOW YOU DOING?

I'M GOING, REALLY GOOD.

SO MANY YEARS OF

ANTICIPATING HER AS A

CHILD, SHE IS HERE.

SHE HAS BEEN A PART OF MY

LIFE FOR SO LONG, AND SHE

IS FINALLY HERE.

I REMEMBER HOLDING HER

AND LOOKING AT HER FACE

AND BEING, LIKE, I'M YOUR

MOM.

I'M YOUR MOM.

I FOUND IT SO WEIRD TO SAY

THOSE WORDS.

THERE WAS NO MISTAKE.

I AM THE FATHER OF THIS

CHILD, JUST LIKE GOD HAD

ALWAYS PLANNED IT TO BE.

I'M COMPLETELY OWNING IT.

I'M ON CLOUD NINE, JUST

AMAZED AT WHAT GOD HAS

DONE.

IT WAS LIKE HE WAS

WHISPERING IN THAT MOMENT,

LIKE, I'VE BEEN HERE THIS

WHOLE TIME.

I'VE BEEN WALKING THIS

THING WITH YOU.

AND I WAS JUST SAYING,

TRUST ME.

TRUST ME.

TRUST ME.

I'VE GOT SOMETHING GOOD

THAT'S AHEAD.

IT IS A CONSTANT

TROUBLE TO JUST SIT IN HIS

SOVEREIGNTY.

WHEN EVERYTHING IS FALLING

APART IN YOUR MIND, JUST

TO WAIT.

AND THERE WERE SO MANY

PEOPLE THAT GOT TO

CELEBRATE WITH US.

I CAN'T EVEN COUNT THE

NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO CAME

AND SAID THEY HAD PRAYED

FOR US, OR THAT THEY HAD

WAITED FOR THIS BABY WITH

US, OR THAT OUR STORY HAD

SOMEHOW SPOKEN TO THEM.

I DON'T KNOW, IT WAS JUST

SUCH A SPECIAL TIME OF

SEEING THAT IT WASN'T JUST

ABOUT ME AND WALT AND THIS

BABY AND OUR BIRTH MOTHER,

BUT IT WAS ABOUT ALL OF

THE PEOPLE GOD WANTED TO

TOUCH AND ENCOURAGE AND

BLESS DURING THIS STORY.

HE DOESN'T LEAVE

ANYTHING TO CHANCE.

IT IS NOT RANDOM.

IT IS AMAZING.

IT IS A MIRACLE.

IT ONLY SPEAKS OF GOD.

PEOPLE CAN SAY IT'S JUST A

COINCIDENCE, YOU KNOW.

BUT YOU CAN'T CONVINCE ME

OF THAT.

I THINK GOD IS

INCREDIBLE.

I THINK IT IS INCREDIBLE

THE WAY HE FLUNG THE STARS

INTO SPACE.

AND THAT SAME GOD, THE

SAME GOD WHO KEEPS THE

WORLD FROM FALLING APART,

HE LOVES ME.

HE LOVES ME.

WITH OR WITHOUT US EVER

HAVING A CHILD, THAT'S

WHAT HE TAUGHT ME THROUGH

THIS.

HE LOVES ME, AND I CAN BE

SO SECURE IN THAT LOVE.

AND TO BE ABLE TO TRUST

THAT AND REST IN THAT IS

THE GREATEST GIFT.

Terry: WOW!

WOW!

WOW!

I MEAN, CHLOE IS NOT JUST

A PRECIOUS LITTLE GIRL.

SHE IS A PICTURE OF GOD'S

LOVE, AND THE FACT THAT WE

CAN TRUST HIM.

WE CAN TRUST HIM THAT WHEN

WE SEE HIM THE LEAST, HE

IS MAYBE WORKING THE MOST.

AND HE'S IN YOUR TOMORROW

ALREADY.

WHAT A GREAT STORY.

WE'D LIKE TO THANK OUR

FRIENDS AT THE CHRISTIAN

FILM-MAKING MINISTRY,

"MOVING WORKS" FOR THIS

STORY.

YOU CAN WATCH THE FULL

VERSION OF CHLOE AND OTHER

SHORT FILMS LIKE THIS AT

THEIR WEBSITE.

IT IS movingworks.org.

GORDON?

Gordon: AFTER THE

EARTHQUAKES IN MEXICO,

"OPERATION BLESSING" WAS

THERE.

SEE HOW THEY BROUGHT SOME

MUCH-NEEDED SUPPLIES TO

SOME VERY DESPERATE

PEOPLE.

THAT'S NEXT, SO STAY WITH

US.

Gordon: WHEN THE

EARTHQUAKE STRUCK MEXICO,

"OPERATION BLESSING"

WORKERS TREKKED THROUGH

THE NIGHT TO REACH PEOPLE

IN DESPERATE NEED.

HERE IS WHAT THEY FOUND IN

ONE OF THE TOWNS NEAR THE

EPICENTER.

WHEN THE EARTHQUAKE

STARTED, THEY WERE WORRIED

BECAUSE THEY COULDN'T GET

TO THE KIDS, SO THE KIDS

WERE SCREAMING AND CRYING.

FINALLY WHEN THEIR

GRANDMOTHERS GOT TO THEM,

THEY WERE VERY TRAUMATIZED

TRAUMATIZED.

WHAT THEY WERE TELLING US

IS THAT THEY LOVE THEIR

HOMES.

ALL OF THEIR GOODS, ALL OF

THEIR THINGS -- THEY DON'T

HAVE ANYTHING.

BUT THEY ARE STILL

GRATEFUL BECAUSE THEY SAY

THAT NOBODY EVER REMEMBERS

THEM, AND THEY ARE SO

GRATEFUL THAT WE ARE HERE

TO HELP THEM.

REMEMBER, THEY DON'T HAVE

A PLACE TO LIVE.

FAR INTO THE EPICENTER,

THIS IS THE PUEBLA REGION.

AND WE'VE BEEN GOING

VILLAGE TO VILLAGE, TOWN

TO TOWN, AND SEEING SCENES

OF UTTER DEVASTATION.

WE HAVE COME HERE AND

TALKED TO THE LOCAL

LEADERS, AND THEY TELL US

THEY NEED A LOT OF HELP.

THERE ARE FAMILIES

SLEEPING OUT IN THE

ELEMENTS.

WE FOUND THIS FAMILY WITH

SMALL CHILDREN THAT ARE

SLEEPING OUT IN THE RAIN.

THEY NEED SUPPORT.

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS

HERE PROVIDING TENTS.

WE'RE DISTRIBUTING TENTS

ALL THROUGHOUT THIS TOWN

AND MANY MORE LIKE IT.

PLACES WHERE HOMES ARE

DESTROYED, AND PEOPLE

REALLY NEED OUR HELP.

WE'RE HERE FOR THEM

BECAUSE OF YOUR SUPPORT,

AND WE THANK YOU SO MUCH.

PLEASE CONTINUE TO SUPPORT

"OPERATION BLESSING" IN

THIS CRITICAL TIME FOR

MEXICO.

THANK YOU.

Gordon: IF YOU WANT

TO BE A PART OF IT, GIVE

US A CALL: 1-800-700-7000.

AND SAY, I WANT TO GIVE TO

"OPERATION BLESSING"

DISASTER RELIEF.

WE'RE ON THE GROUND NOW IN

TEXAS, IN FLORIDA, IN

MEXICO, AND IN PUERTO

RICO.

AND WE'RE GETTING

STRETCHED THIN, BUT JUST

BECAUSE WE'RE GETTING

STRETCHED THIN DOESN'T

MEAN WE STOP.

WE'VE GOT TO RECOGNIZE

THERE ARE PEOPLE IN

MEXICO, PEOPLE IN PUERTO

RICO THAT DON'T HAVE

ACCESS TO WATER, DON'T

HAVE ACCESS TO FOOD,

CERTAINLY DON'T HAVE

ACCESS TO SHELTER, AND WE

WANT TO HELP THEM.

AND WE WANT TO BE THERE

FOR THEM.

SO IF YOU WANT TO BE A

PART OF IT, ALL YOU HAVE

TO DO IS GO TO THE PHONE

AND CALL US:

1-800-700-7000.

AND SAY, I WANT TO GIVE TO

THE "OPERATION BLESSING"

DISASTER RELIEF FUND.

NOW, THERE IS AN ADDRESS

YOU CAN WRITE TO, CBN

CENTER, VIRGINIA BEACH,

VIRGINIA, 23463, IF YOU

WANT TO WRITE A CHECK AND

SEND THAT IN.

ON THE MEMO LINE, JUST PUT

"OPERATION BLESSING"

DISASTER RELIEF.

AND YOUR GIFT WILL GO INTO

THAT DESIGNATED FUND.

THIS IS A DESIGNATED FUND

WHERE IT GOES INTO

DISASTER RELIEF.

WHETHER THAT DISASTER IS

IN MEXICO, PUERTO RICO,

TEXAS, FLORIDA, YOU'RE

GOING TO BE HELPING ALL OF

IT.

AND WE REALLY NEED THE

SUPPORT NOW.

Terry: AND YOU KNOW,

ONE OF THE HALLMARKS TO ME

OF "OPERATION BLESSING"

DISASTER RELIEF, YOU STOP

HEARING ABOUT IT ON THE

NEWS, BUT OUR FOLKS ARE

THERE FOR A LONG, LONG

TIME AFTERWARDS.

THIS ISN'T SOMETHING THAT

JUST GETS FIXED LIKE THAT.

SO YOUR COMMITMENT TO HELP

MAKES IT POSSIBLE FOR US

TO STAY.

Gordon: WE WANT TO BE

THERE RIGHT AFTER THE

DISASTER WITH FOOD, WATER,

BUT THEN THE LONGER TERM

SHELTER FOR PEOPLE IN

TEXAS AND FLORIDA,

CLEANING OUT THEIR HOMES,

GETTING THEM READY SO THAT

NO MODEL SETNO MOLD SETS IN.

YOU'RE A PART OF ALL OF

IT.

1-800-700-7000.

HERE IS A VERSE FROM

PSALMS: "BECAUSE YOUR

STEADFAST LOVE IS BETTER

THAN LIFE, MY LIPS SHALL

PRAISE YOU."

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