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700 Club Interactive - October 6, 2017

Author and speaker Jenna Quinn, will share her story of surviving sexual abuse and how to protect others. Read Transcript


Gordon: A MOTORCYCLE

ACCIDENT...

YOU NEED TO GO IN AND

SAY YOUR GOOD-BYES.

Gordon: ...AND A

MASSIVE BRAIN INJURY.

YOU NEED TO TAKE OVER.

Gordon: ONE FAMILY

CLINGS TO THEIR LAST HOPE.

PRAY, TAKE A STEP

FORWARD.

PRAY, TAKE A STEP FORWARD.

Gordon: PLUS...MEET

THE WOMAN WHO LED THE

FIGHT TO BRING JENNA'S LAW

INTO THE NATION'S SCHOOLS.

SHE JOINS US TODAY ON "700

CLUB INTERACTIVE."

GOOD MORNING, AND WELCOME

TO THE SHOW.

THE SHOOTING IN LAS VEGAS

IS THE DEADLIEST MASS THE

SHOOTING IN U.S. HISTORY.

AT LEAST 59 PEOPLE WERE

KILLED AND OVER 500

INJURED WHEN A GUNMAN

OPENED FIRE ON A MUSIC

FESTIVAL CROWD FROM THE

32nd FLOOR OF THE

MANDALAY BAY RESORT AND

CASINO.

Terry: THE DAY AFTER

THE MASSACRE, PRESIDENT

TRUMP EXPRESSED SHOCK,

GRIEF, SADNESS OVER THE

SHOOTING, AND PRAYED FOR

THE HEALING OF THE

VICTIMS, THEIR FAMILIES,

AND OUR NATION.

TAKE A LOOK.

President Trump: IN

TIMES SUCH AS THESE, I

KNOW WE ARE SEARCHING FOR

SOME KIND OF MEANING IN

THE CHAOS, SOME KIND OF

LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS.

THE ANSWERS DO NOT COME

EASY.

WE CANNOT FATHOM THEIR

PAIN.

WE CANNOT IMAGINE THEIR

LOSS.

TO THE FAMILIES OF THE

VICTIMS, WE ARE PRAYING

FOR YOU, AND WE ASK GOD TO

HELP SEE YOU THROUGH THIS

VERY DARK PERIOD.

SCRIPTURE TEACHES US THE

LORD IS CLOSE TO THE

BROKENHEARTED AND SAVES

THOSE WHO ARE CRUSHED IN

SPIRIT.

Gordon: WOW, THOSE

SCRIPTURES ARE ABSOLUTELY

TRUE.

BUT YOU DO SORT OF THROW

UP YOUR HANDS AND SAY, HOW

DOES THIS HAPPEN AND WHY?

AND I DON'T THINK THERE

ARE ANY ANSWERS TO THAT.

THERE IS EVIL IN THE

WORLD.

AND IT GOES BACK TO OUR

VERY BEGINNING, WHEN CAIN

ROSE UP AND KILLED ABEL IN

THE FIELD.

IT DIDN'T TAKE MANY

GENERATIONS FOR GOD TO

LOOK DOWN FROM HEAVEN AND

REGRET THAT HE HAD EVER

CREATED MAN BECAUSE OUR

HEART WAS CONTINUALLY ON

EVIL.

WHEN PEOPLE THROW OFF GOD,

WHEN THEY SAY THERE IS NO

GOD, THEN THERE IS NO

RESTRAINT.

AND WITHOUT A VISION, THE

PEOPLE RUN AMUCK.

THESE ARE THE THINGS THAT

THE BIBLE SAYS.

AND WE'RE SEEING IT TODAY.

AND WHETHER IT IS THIS

SENSELESS THING, WHERE WE

REALLY DON'T KNOW THE

MOTIVE, WHAT IS GOING ON,

TO ALL OF THE VIOLENCE

COMING OUT OF THESE

RADICAL ISLAMIC MOVEMENTS

TO -- THESE ARE DAYS WHERE

WHAT ELSE CAN WE DO BUT

PRAY?

Terry: ABSOLUTELY.

IT IS SO ENCOURAGING,

THOUGH, I THINK, TO ALL OF

US, TO HEAR OUR PRESIDENT

USING SCRIPTURE AND

PRAYING.

AND JUST SEEMING TO TOUCH

THE NEED OF PEOPLE TO HAVE

COMFORT.

Gordon: YEAH.

AND OUR THOUGHTS AND

PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE

FAMILIES AND THE LOVED

ONES OF THOSE WHO WERE

SHOT AND WHO ARE WOUNDED

NOW AND IN HOSPITALS NOW,

FIGHTING FOR THEIR LIVES.

OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS

GO WITH THEM.

IF YOU'RE ASKING WHY, THEY

ARE REALLY ASKING WHY?

AND THEY NEED OUR HELP.

Terry: SPEAKING OF

FAITH AND ENCOURAGEMENT,

ACTRESS CANDACE CAMERON

BUR POSTED ON Facebook

HOW EVIL DOESN'T TAKE GOD

BY SURPRISE.

HE WENT ON TO SAY HOW GOD

IS STILL SITTING TALL ON

HIS THRONE, HIS

HEARTBROKEN WITH OURS, AND

THAT THE EVIL WE ALL

ENDURE IS PAINFUL YET

TEMPORARY.

Gordon: AND CANDACE

ALSO QUOTED JOHN 16: 33:

"IN THIS WORLD YOU WILL

HAVE TROUBLES, BUT TAKE

HEART.

I HAVE OVERCOME THE

WORLD."

AND THOSE ARE ENCOURAGING

WORDS.

WE NEED TO REALIZE THERE

IS A CITY, WHOSE BUILDER

AND MAKER IS GOD.

AND WE NEED TO LOOK TO

THAT AND TO THAT ULTIMATE

REDEMPTION.

> WHEN FACED WITH SUCH

SENSELESS VIOLENCE, IT IS

SOMETIMES TOUGH TO FIND

THE GOOD.

BUT TAYLOR BENCH, WHO WENT

TO THE CONCERT AS AN

AGNOSTIC, MANAGED TO SEE

NOT JUST THE GOOD, BUT THE

DIVINE.

AND THEN HE COMPLETELY

CHANGED.

TAKE A LOOK.

FOR ME, I'M JUST -- I

WAS AGNOSTIC GOING INTO

THAT CONCERT.

AND I'M A FIRM BELIEVER IN

GOD NOW BECAUSE THERE IS

NO WAY THAT, YOU KNOW, ALL

THAT HAPPENED AND THAT I

MADE IT AND I WAS BLESSED

ENOUGH TO STILL BE HERE,

ALIVE, TALKING TO YOU

TODAY.

Terry: YEAH.

I'M SURE ANYONE WHO

SURVIVED THAT IS FEELING

THE PRESENCE OF SOMETHING

BIGGER THAN THEY ARE.

IT COULD HAVE BEEN SO MUCH

WORSE.

THAT KIND OF FIRE POWER,

UP ABOVE, LOOKING DOWN ON

A CROWD OF THAT

MAGNITUDE -- I MEAN, I'M

ACTUALLY ASTONISHED THAT

THERE WEREN'T MORE LIVES

LOST IN THAT.

Gordon: AND

CONSIDERING THAT HE HAD

EXPLOSIVES WITH HIM IN THE

HOTEL ROOM, JUST IMAGINE

WHAT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED

IF HE HAD TOSSED ONE OF

THEM OUT INTO THE CROWD.

AND I'LL JUST MAKE A

POLITICAL NOTE.

I KNOW IN THE MIDDLE OF

ALL OF THIS TRAGEDY, YOU

KNOW, TO TALK POLITICS,

BUT THE FACT THAT YOU CAN

MODIFY A WEAPON AND MAKE

IT AUTOMATIC AND DO SO AT

SUCH A LOW PRICE POINT,

WHERE IT IS LIKE $90 FOR

ONE OF THESE BUMP

MAGAZINES -- IT MIGHT BE

TIME TO TAKE A LOOK AT

THAT.

Terry: WELL, MOMENTS

OF BRAVERY HAVE EMERGED IN

THE DAY SINCE THE

SHOOTING, FROM FATHERS

PROTECTING THEIR CHILDREN

TO HUSBANDS LAYING DOWN

THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR

WIVES.

ONE STORY THAT HAS GONE

VIRAL IS OF A YOUNG MARINE

WHO SELFLESSLY PROTECTED A

WOMAN HE BARELY KNEW.

Gordon: SHE MET THE

MARINE TWO HOURS BEFORE

THE FESTIVAL, AND BEFORE

SHE COULD PROCESS WHAT WAS

HAPPENING, BRENDAN TACKLED

HER TO THE GROUND AND

SHIELDED HER FROM BULLETS.

BRENDAN DIDN'T LEAVE HER

SIDE, AND LET RENEE USE

HIS PHONE TO STAY IN TOUCH

WITH HER SISTER.

SHE SHARED SCREEN SHOTS

THANKING BRENDAN, BUT HE

WAS QUICK TO DOWNPLAY HIS

EFFORTS.

SAYING, ABSOLUTELY, THAT'S

WHAT WE DO, TAKING CARE OF

OUR OWN AND THOSE AROUND

US.

GLAD I COULD BE THERE

DURING THAT TIME, AND

MINOR HAPPMORETHAN HAPPY TO DO IT."

Gordon: HOORAH.

Terry: AND THAT'S OUR

MILITARY.

AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE ALL

APPLAUDING.

THE DOCTORS AND PEOPLE WHO

COMMANDEERED TRUCKS AND

DROVE PEOPLE TO HOSPITALS,

IT WAS QUITE AN EFFORT.

Gordon: EVERYONE

INVOLVED, THE FIRST

RESPONDERS, AND THOSE WHO

ARE NOW CARING FOR THE

INJURED, OUR HATS OFF TO

YOU.

THAT'S A GOOD THING YOU'RE

DOING.

> WE HAVE ANOTHER

UPLIFTING STORY.

MICHAEL NIXON, AN ATTORNEY

WHO HAS LIVED IN VEGAS

SINCE 2012, FELT HELPLESS

AFTER HEARING ABOUT THE

ATTACK, BUT QUICKLY BECAME

DETERMINED TO MAKE A

DIFFERENCE.

HE TOOK TO SOCIAL MEDIA

AND ASKED FRIENDS AND

FAMILY TO PITCH IN WITH

DONATIONS TO HELP THOSE

WAITING FOR THE INJURED

ONES AT HOSPITALS AND

SHELTERS.

Terry: THE RESPONSE

WAS OVERWHELMING, ENOUGH

TO BUY THINGS LIKE WATER,

FOODS, SLEEPING BAGS, AND

HOW ABOUT PHONE CHARGERS.

AND THE MANAGER OF A LOCAL

WAL-MART GAVE A $100 GIFT

CARD.

AND MICHAEL SAYS THERE IS

SOMETHING EVERYONE CAN DO

IF THEY WANT TO MAKE A

DIFFERENCE, AND THAT IS TO

SHOW LOVE TO OTHERS.

Gordon: AND IN THESE

TIMES OF NEED, THAT'S

ACTUALLY WHAT THEY REALLY

NEED.

THEY NEED TO KNOW THERE IS

STILL LOVE IN THE WORLD.

AND I LIKE THE SIGN: FREE

HUGS.

Terry: ME, TOO.

Gordon: COMING UP,

HIS FAMILY SURVIVED THE

HORRORS OF IRAN, BUT

DOCTORS SAID HE WASN'T

EXPECTEDLY TO SURVIVE A

MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT.

I THOUGHT I WOULD GO IN

AND VISIT HIM, BUT HE

SAID, OH, YOU NEED TO GO

IN AND SAY YOUR GOOD-BYES.

Gordon: SEE WHY THOSE

SAME DOCTORS ARE NOW

SAYING THEY WITNESSED A

MIRACLE, RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Gordon: GILBERT HAS

MORE PAGES IN HIS MEDICAL

RECORDS THAN MOST NOVELS.

IN THERE, DOCTORS WROTE,

"NO GUARANTEES OF A GOOD

OUTCOME."

HE NEEDED A SERIES OF

MIRACLES TO LIVE, THE

FIRST: MAKING IT TO THE

HOSPITAL ALIVE.

I WAITED AND I WAITED.

SEVERAL HOURS WENT BY.

AT FIRST I TEXTED HIM.

AND THEN I STARTED CALLING

HIM, AND NO ANSWERS.

THIS IS UNUSUAL FOR

GILBERT.

ARNI FINALLY DID GET A

CALL THAT SEPTEMBER

EVENING IN 2014.

HER HUSBAND, GILBERT, HAD

BEEN IN A MOTORCYCLE

ACCIDENT.

AND WAS BEING FLOWN TO

HUNTINGTON HOSPITAL IN

PASADENA, CALIFORNIA.

ARNI WAS GIVEN FEW

DETAILS, SO SHE PRAYED IT

WASN'T SERIOUS.

AT THE HOSPITAL, THE HEAD

DOCTOR TOLD HER OTHERWISE.

I THOUGHT HE WOULD SAY,

OH, GO IN AND VISIT HIM.

BUT HE SAID, OH, YOU NEED

TO GO IN AND SAY YOUR

GOOD-BYES.

*

I SAID, LORD, I

SURRENDER.

YOU NEED TO TAKE OVER.

Reporter: GILBERT HAD

VEERED OFF THE ROAD AND

CRASHED HEAD-FIRST INTO A

MOUNTAINSIDE.

ALONG WITH MULTIPLE BROKEN

BONES, HE HAD MASSIVE

BRAIN TRAUMA AND WASN'T

EXPECTED TO LIVE.

BUT FAMILY AND FRIENDS WHO

GATHERED TO PRAY BELIEVED

DIFFERENTLY.

AND I PRAY, FATHER GOD.

I WAS JUST PRAYING IN

MY HEART THAT, LORD, YOU

SEE EVERYTHING.

YOU KNOW WHAT'S AHEAD.

SO, HONESTLY, IF I DIDN'T

HAVE MY FAITH, I DON'T

KNOW -- IT WOULD BE

IMPOSSIBLE.

Reporter: OVER THE

COURSE OF THE NIGHT, THE

PROGNOSIS CHANGED.

THEY SAID, WELL, IT

LOOKS LIKE HE IS

SURVIVING, BUT HE WILL BE

PARALYZED FROM THE NECK

DOWN.

Reporter: TWO DAYS

LATER, GILBERT WOKE UP AND

TESTS CONFIRMED HE WASN'T

PARALYZED.

BUT IT WASN'T OVER.

HE HAD TO OVERCOME A BOUT

WITH MEMORY LOSS AND STILL

FACED A MULTITUDE OF

SURGERIES AND MONTHS OF

PHYSICAL THERAPY.

EVEN THEN, DOCTORS

EXPECTED HE COULD BE

PERMANENTLY DISABLED.

WE KEPT PUSHING THROUGH

AND PRAYING.

AND THEN IT WAS CONSTANT,

PRAY, TAKE A STEP FORWARD.

PRAY, TAKE A STEP FORWARD.

Reporter: GILBERT WAS

FULLY AWARE OF WHAT WAS AT

STAKE, BUT HE STILL

TRUSTED GOD.

I KNEW THAT GOD IS

GOING TO SHOW UP.

GOD IS GOING TO CHANGE

THINGS.

GOD IS THERE WITH ME.

Reporter: THAT'S

BECAUSE THIS WASN'T THE

FIRST TIME GOD CARRIED HIS

FAMILY THROUGH DIFFICULT

TRIALS.

WHILE LIVING IN IRAN, THEY

WERE PERSECUTED FOR THEIR

FAITH.

I WAS 17 YEARS OLD WHEN

MY DAD WAS KILLED AND WAS

MARTYRED.

WAS IT EASY?

NO.

WAS HIS GRIEF ENOUGH?

Reporter: AFTER YEARS

OF PHYSICAL THERAPY, ONLY

ONE THING HAD BEEN FULLY

RESTORED.

THE FINGERS ON HIS RIGHT

HAND WERE LOCKED CLOSED

BECAUSE OF NERVE DAMAGE.

THAT WORRIED HIM THE MOST.

HE THOUGHT HIS TALENT WAS

WORSHIPPING GOD THROUGH

HIS TALENT OF BEING A

PIANIST.

THEY SAID, GILBERT,

THERE IS NO HOPE.

I COULDN'T MOVE MY FINGERS

AND I COULDN'T EVEN SHAKE

HANDS.

Reporter: THE

PHYSICIAN IN CHARGE OF

GILBERT'S PHYSICAL

THERAPY...

HE COULD NOT USE HIS

HAND TO PLAY, AND THAT WAS

HIS PROFESSION, AS YOU

KNOW.

SO THAT WAS A LIMITATION

THAT WE THOUGHT WOULD BE

DEVASTATING FOR HIM

BECAUSE THAT WAS THE END

OF THE CAREER, ALMOST.

Reporter: STILL,

GILBERT PRESSED ON AND

MANAGED TO GET ONE FINGER

TO WORK.

IT WAS EXTREMELY HARD,

BUT, AGAIN, I KNEW THAT

GOD IS GOOD.

I CAN'T SEE GOD'S GOODNESS

IN THIS AREA RIGHT NOW,

BUT GOD IS GOOD.

Reporter: WHILE

GILBERT CAME TO TERMS WITH

HIS DISABILITY, HE AND HIS

FAMILY CONTINUED TO FAST

AND PRAY FOR COMPLETE

HEALING.

ALMOST SEVEN MONTHS

AFTER THE SURGERY, I WENT

TO FRIENDS TO SHARE THE

GOSPEL AND SHARE MY

TESTIMONY, ACTUALLY.

THIS COUPLE CAME UP TO ME

AND THEY SAID, WE ARE LED

BY THE HOLY SPIRIT TO PRAY

FOR YOUR HEALING.

THAT COUPLE, THEY PRAYED

OVER MY HANDS, MY FINGERS,

AND I RECEIVED THAT WORD

BY FAITH, EVEN THOUGH,

AGAIN, I HAD MY DOUBTS.

BUT PRAISE THE LORD, HE IS

GRACIOUS EVEN BEYOND AND

ABOVE OUR FAITH AND

UNDERSTANDING.

THE NEXT MORNING I WOKE

UP.

AND WHEN I WOKE UP, MY

FINGERS OPENED UP.

IT WAS -- I COULDN'T EVEN

BELIEVE THAT THIS IS

HAPPENING.

AND WHEN I CAME TO

LOS ANGELES, WHERE I LIVE,

I WENT TO DO THE NERVE

TESTS, AND THE DOCTOR

SAID, INTERESTING, YOUR

NERVES ARE REGENERATING.

THAT WAS A TOTAL

SURPRISE.

IT WAS UNBELIEVABLE WHEN

WE FIRST SAW IT.

I KNOW IT.

NOTHING CAN CHANGE MY MIND

OR REASSURE ME THAT IT WAS

ANYTHING OTHER THAN A

MIRACLE.

*

THIS FAITH, HIS

DETERMINATION, PLAYED A

MAJOR ROLE IN HIS OVER ALL

RECOVERY.

EXCEPTION IS PROBABLY

THE RIGHT WORD.

EXCEPTIONAL AND IT IS

AMAZING, ALSO.

AND WE CAN ALSO USE THE

WORD "MIRACULOUS" FOR THIS

KIND OF RECOVERY.

Reporter: GILBERT IS

STILL USING HIS GIFT

THROUGH HIS FAMILY

MINISTRY, HELPING PEOPLE

IN THE FARSI-SPEAKING

WORLD WORSHIP GOD.

I KNEW MY PURPOSE.

IT'S VERY CLEAR.

MY PURPOSE IN LIFE IS TO

KNOW HIM AND MAKE HIM

KNOWN.

AND THROUGH THIS ACCIDENT,

I GOT TO KNOW HIM MUCH

MORE.

PRAISE THE LORD.

Gordon: TO KNOW HIM

AND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN.

HIS FAITH MADE HIM WHOLE.

JESUS WOULD ALWAYS

CONGRATULATE PEOPLE AND

SAY, YOUR FAITH HAS MADE

YOU WHOLE.

YOUR BELIEF HAS DONE THAT.

YOUR RELIANCE ON HIM --

THAT'S ANOTHER WAY TO

TRANSLATE THAT WONDERFUL

GREEK WORD.

DO YOU RELY ON HIM?

IT IS NOT SOMETHING YOU

DRUM UP.

IT IS NOT SOMETHING THAT

YOU CALL DOWN.

IT'S SOMETHING YOU HAVE.

WHEN PEOPLE SAY TO ME, YOU

MUST HAVE GREAT FAITH, I

GO, NO.

BUT I KNOW SOME GREAT

FACTS.

AND IT IS A WONDERFUL FACT

THAT THE SON OF GOD WAS

GIVEN TO US, ALL OF US, AS

A WONDERFUL GIFT.

HE LIVED A SINLESS LIFE.

BY THE SHEDDING OF HIS

BLOOD, ALL OF MY SINS ARE

FORGIVEN.

I GET TO ENTER INTO HIS

PRESENCE, INTO THE

PRESENCE OF GOD THE

FATHER.

AND BY HIS STRIPES, HE

HEALED ME.

HE RESTORED ME.

AND HE DIDN'T STOP THERE.

HE ROSE AGAIN FROM THE

GRAVE.

THE BIBLE SAYS THAT THAT

SAME RESURRECTION POWER IS

IN ME.

SO WITH THAT RESURRECTION

POWER, CAN YOU REGENERATE

NERVES?

THE ANSWER IS YES.

START THINKING, HOW BIG IS

POSSIBLE BECAUSE WITH GOD

ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE.

WE'RE GOING TO PRAY FOR

YOU RIGHT NOW.

AND JUST BELIEVE.

JUST REST IN HIM.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO CONVINCE

HIM.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO BARGAIN

WITH HIM.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO DO

ANYTHING LIKE THAT.

YOU JUST HAVE TO BELIEVE

THESE GREAT AND WONDERFUL

FACTS.

LET'S PRAY.

LORD, WE LIFT THE NEEDS OF

THE AUDIENCE TO YOU RIGHT

NOW.

AND WE JUST COME TOGETHER

BELIEVING FOR THEM AND

BELIEVING WITH THEM.

AND OUT LOUD WE SAY, WE

RELY ON YOU.

WE RELY ON THE FINISHED

WORK OF THE CROSS.

WE RELY ON THE STRIPES,

FOR BY HIS STRIPES, I AM

HEALED, I AM RESTORED NOW

IN JESUS' NAME.

SO, FATHER, STRETCH FORTH

YOUR HAND TO DO MIRACLES

AND WONDERS.

REGENERATE NERVES.

TAKE AWAY CANCER CELLS.

TAKE AWAY TUMORS.

RESTORE CLEAR THINKING TO

YOUR PEOPLE, LORD GOD.

LET US HAVE A GLIMPSE OF

YOU AND YOUR WONDERFUL

WORK.

THERE IS SOMEONE, YOU'VE

GOT ARTHRITIS -- AT LEAST

YOU THINK IT IS ARTHRITIS.

IT IS AN INFLAMMATION IN

THE KNUCKLES OF YOUR RIGHT

HAND, AND GOD IS JUST

TAKING ALL OF THAT AWAY

NOW IN JESUS' NAME.

YOU'RE JUST BEING RELIEVED

OF ALL PAIN AND

DISCOMFORT.

JUST BEGIN TO MOVE YOUR

FINGERS NOW AND REALIZE

GOD HAS HEALED YOU.

TERRY?

Terry: THERE IS

SOMEONE ELSE, AND YOU HAVE

A PROBLEM AND IT IS DOWN

YOUR ENTIRE SPINE.

IT REALLY FOCUSES ON THE

RIGHT-HAND SIDE AND IT IS

PAIN AND IT IS CHRONIC.

GOD IS SETTING YOU FREE.

ALL OF THAT SWELLING IS

GOING TO GO DOWN AND YOU

ARE RELEASED FROM IT IN

JESUS' NAME.

Gordon: THERE IS

SOMEONE ELSE WITH

DIGESTION ISSUES,

DIVERTICULITIS, GOD HAS

HEALED YOU NOW.

HE IS ABLE TO STRAIGHTEN

THINGS OUT, REMOVE ALL OF

THE KINKS, ALL OF THE

THINGS THAT ARE CAUSING

THE BLOCKAGE.

IN JESUS' NAME, BE

RESTORED AND MADE NEW.

> LORD, WE JUST THANK

YOU.

WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR

SACRIFICE.

WE THANK YOU FOR WHO YOU

ARE.

AND WE RECEIVE IT NOW IN

JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

AND AMEN.

IF YOU'VE BEEN HEALED,

SHARE YOUR REPORT.

LET US KNOW.

CALL US: 1-800-700-7000.

AND JUST SAY, I'VE GOT A

MIRACLE TO REPORT.

AND IF YOU NEED PRAYER,

WE'RE HERE FOR YOU.

WE BELIEVE IN PREVAILING

PRAYER.

SO ANY TIME YOU WANT US TO

STAND WITH YOU IN PRAYER,

IT IS OUR HONOR, OUR

PRIVILEGE TO DO IT.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS

CALL.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, STILL TO

COME, THERE IS AN

ESTIMATED 42 MILLION CHILD

SEXUAL ABUSE SURVIVORS IN

THE UNITED STATES ALONE.

AND TWO-THIRDS OF THAT

ABUSE IS NEVER REPORTED.

JENNA QUINN, A SURVIVOR

WHO REFUSED TO STAY

SILENT, SHARES HOW YOU CAN

HELP STOP THIS EPIDEMIC,

AND SHE JOINS US LIVE.

Terry: JENNA QUINN

WAS JUST 17 WHEN A

REPORTER APPROACHED HER

ABOUT FEATURING HER STORY.

WELL, JENNA AGREED, BUT

SHE WANTED TO BE SEEN AS A

VICTOR, NOT A VICTIM.

SINCE THEN, SHE HAS DONE

THE SAME FOR OTHER

SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL ABUSE.

TAKE A LOOK.

Reporter: JENNA QUINN

IS A CHILD ADVOCATE,

SPEAKER, AND AUTHOR.

SHE HELPED IMPLEMENT

JENNA'S LAW, WHICH

REQUIRES SEX ABUSE

EDUCATION IN TEXAS.

TODAY, SIMILAR LEGISLATION

HAS BEEN MANDATED IN OVER

HALF OF AMERICA'S SCHOOLS.

AND WHILE SHE KNOWS ALL

THE STATISTICS ABOUT CHILD

SEX ABUSE, HER FIGHT

AGAINST THIS EPIDEMIC

COMES FROM HER OWN

PERSONAL EXPERIENCE.

JENNA WAS 13 WHEN HER BEST

FRIEND'S FATHER SEXUALLY

ASSAULTED HER FOR THE

FIRST TIME.

INTENSE SHAME, FEAR, AND

WITHDRAWAL FOLLOWED.

THEN AFTER THREE YEARS OF

SUFFERING IN SILENCE, SHE

FINALLY BROKE FREE FROM

THE ABUSE AND BROUGHT HER

TORMENTOR TO JUSTICE.

IN HER BOOK "PURE IN

HEART," JENNA SHARES HER

JOURNEY THROUGH SEXUAL

ASSAULT, FROM FEAR TO

FORGIVENESS.

SHE GIVES WARNING SIGNS TO

LOOK FOR AND OFFERS HOPE

TO SURVIVORS.

Terry: WELL, JOINING

ME NOW IS JENNA QUINN.

NICE TO HAVE YOU.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING

ME.

Terry: ONE IN THREE

GIRLS AND ONE IN SIX BOYS

IS GOING TO EXPERIENCE

THIS IN OUR LIFETIME.

BUT FOR MOST OF US, WE

THINK, NOT MY CHILD, NOT

MY GRANDCHILDREN.

HOW DID THIS BEGIN FOR

YOU?

SO THIS REALLY BEGAN --

AND MY STORY IS NOT AN

UNCOMMON STORY.

OVER 90% OF THE TIME, A

CHILD IS SEXUALLY ABUSED

BY SOMEONE THAT THEY KNOW.

BUT IT IS NOT JUST SOMEONE

THEY KNOW, BUT SOMEONE

THEY TRUST.

PEPERPETRATORS USE THIS

RELATIONSHIP AS A DEPOSIT

FOR ACT.

Terry: YOU SAY YOU

WERE GROOMED BY THE PERSON

WHO DID THIS TO YOU?

WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY THAT?

CHILDREN ARE GROOMED

AND FAMILIES ARE GROOMED

AS WELL.

HE GROOMED MY FAMILY TO

TRUST HIM.

Terry: ESTABLISHING

RELATIONSHIP WITH THEM --

YES.

ESTABLISHING RELATIONSHIP.

AND OFTENTIMES THESE

PERPETRATORS WILL GROOM.

THEY LOOK FOR ISOLATED,

ONE-ON-ONE SITUATIONS

WHERE THEY CAN BE WITH

THESE CHILDREN ALONE.

Terry: ONCE THIS

HAPPENED TO YOU, HOW DID

IT AFFECT YOU?

HOW DID IT CHANGE YOUR

PERSONALITY, CHANGE THE

WAY YOU THOUGHT ABOUT

YOURSELF?

WE DO KNOW THAT THE

ENEMY COMES TO STEAL,

KILL, AND DESTROY.

WHAT I EXPERIENCED WAS

THAT WITH THIS CRIME, ALL

THREE ARE ACCOMPLISHED IN

ONE MOMENT.

BECAUSE INNOCENCE IS

STOLEN, AND YOUR SPIRIT IS

CRUSHED.

I FELT PART OF MY SPIRIT

WAS KILLED.

Terry: YEAH.

AND THEN IT DESTROYED

MY RELATIONSHIP WITH

MYSELF, THE WAY I VIEWED

MYSELF, THE WAY -- MY

RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD, AND

ESPECIALLY MY

RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHER

PEOPLE.

Terry: JUST THE TRUST

FACTOR ALONG WOULD BE

BROKEN.

YES.

Terry: IN YOUR

SITUATION, THIS WAS A VERY

CLOSE FAMILY FRIEND,

ACTUALLY, HIS FAMILY AND

YOUR FAMILY WERE VERY

CLOSE.

YES.

Terry: HOW COULD IT

HAVE BEEN DIFFERENT?

YOU KNOW, WHEN SOMEONE IS

APPROACHING A CHILD LIKE

THAT -- LET ME START EVEN

BEFORE THAT WITH HOW DID

HE GET YOU NOT TO TELL?

BECAUSE THAT'S THE FIRST

THING PEOPLE THINK: IF

SOMEONE IS DOING SOMETHING

WRONG AND IT MAKES YOU

FEEL BAD, THAT EVERY CHILD

IS GOING TO GO TELL, BUT

TWO-THIRDS OF THEM DON'T.

THAT'S RIGHT, THIS IS

LARGELY THE MOST

UNDERREPORTED CRIME THAT

WE SEE.

MANY TIMES THERE ARE

THREATS.

AND THAT 90% FACTOR REALLY

PLAYS INTO WHY CHILDREN

DON'T TELL.

OFTENTIMES THEY ARE

THREATENED.

I WAS THREATENED.

WHEN YOU'RE A CHILD AND AN

ADULT THREATENS YOU, AND

ESPECIALLY IF YOU FEEL

LIKE YOU DID SOMETHING

WRONG, YOU DID SOMETHING

TO BRING THAT ON, WHICH IS

WHAT I THOUGHT, THE CHILD

WILL NOT SAY ANYTHING.

AND THEN THERE ARE ALSO

CONSEQUENCES FOR LOVED

ONES.

THERE IS THE PRIMARY CHILD

THAT HAS BEEN OFFENDED,

BUT THEN THERE ARE

SECONDARY VICTIMS AS WELL.

THE PERPETRATORS HAVE

FAMILIES OF THEIR OWN

OFTEN TIMES.

AND MY PARENTS, THE

BETRAYAL -- KIDS DON'T

WANT TO DISAPPOINT THEIR

PARENTS.

Terry: WERE YOU

AFRAID EVER THAT YOU

WOULDN'T BE BELIEVED THAT

YOU TOLD PEOPLE?

I DID FEAR THAT.

AND MANY CHILDREN FEAR,

NOT THIS GUY.

THIS PERSON WOULD NEVER DO

SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

THAT'S WHAT WE HEAR ALL OF

THE TIME WITH THIS TYPE OF

CRIME.

THESE PERPETRATORS ARE

LIKEABLE PEOPLE.

THEY KNOW HOW TO GROOM.

THEY'RE VERY STRATEGIC.

Terry: EVEN IN THE

WAY HE TALKED TO YOU ABOUT

WHAT WE ARE DOING AND OUR

PROBLEM, SORT OF BRINGS

YOU INTO IT SO SOMEHOW YOU

HAVE FAULT IN THE WHOLE

PROCESS.

YES.

Terry: FOR A CHILD TO

WORK THROUGH THAT IS

ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE.

WHAT WERE SOME OF THE WAYS

THAT YOU EXHIBITED THAT

SOMETHING WAS WRONG?

THE EMOTIONAL COMPONENT

WAS THERE, BUT

BEHAVIORALLY I CHANGED IN

ALMOST EVERY WAY POSSIBLE.

I WENT FROM BEING OUTGOING

AND SOCIAL TO WITHDRAWN,

DEPRESSED.

I HAD INSOMNIA AND NIGHT

TEARS.

I WOULD WAKE UP IN THE

MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT, HALF

WAY DOWN THE STAIR LANDING

WITH MY HAND ON THE RAIL,

AND MY HEART IS BEATING

OUT OF MY CHEST.

AND I WOULD WAKE UP THAT

WAY AND I DIDN'T KNOW HOW

I GOT THERE.

AND THE DEPRESSION AND THE

SUICIDE -- BECAUSE

CHILDREN FEEL THERE IS NO

WAY OUT.

AND WHEN YOU'RE A CHILD,

ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU'RE A

TEENAGER, KIDS CAN'T WAIT.

THEY CAN'T WAIT FOR

FREEDOM.

Terry: I HAVE TWO

QUESTIONS FOR YOU.

WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO

SOMEONE WHO MIGHT BE

WATCHING US RIGHT NOW WHO

WAS ABUSED AS A CHILD, OR

EVEN IS BEING ABUSED, BUT

HASN'T TOLD ANYONE YET?

I WOULD SAY IT IS SO

IMPORTANT FOR YOU TO TELL.

BUT DON'T JUST TELL

ANYONE.

TELL SOMEONE WHO IS GOING

TO HELP YOU.

SILENCE AND SHAME ARE THE

ENEMY'S WEAPON OF CHOICE

WITH THIS CRIME.

THE AMERICAN MEDICAL

ASSOCIATION HAS SAID THIS

IS A SILENT EPIDEMIC

BECAUSE IT IS TRULY THE

SILENCE THAT KILLS.

DAVID SAID, "WHEN I WAS

SILENT, MY BONES WASTED

AWAY."

SO TELL.

START THAT PROCESS.

Terry: AND FOR

PARENTS, THEY NEED TO TALK

TO THEIR KIDS ABOUT THIS.

ABSOLUTELY, THEY DO.

TALK TO YOUR KIDS ABOUT

THIS.

BECAUSE MY PARENTS DIDN'T

KNOW WHAT THE SIGNS WERE.

THEY DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO

LOOK FOR.

SO EDUCATION -- 95% OF

THIS CRIME IS PREVENTABLE

THROUGH EDUCATION.

Terry: I WANT YOU TO

KNOW, IF YOU ARE SOMEONE

YOU KNOW NEEDS HELP, YOU

CAN CALL THE CHILD ABUSE

HOT LINE: 1-800-4-A-CHILD.

HER BOOK IS CALLED "PURE

IN HEART," AND IT'S

AVAILABLE NATIONWIDE.

WE NEED TO GET ON TOP OF

THIS AND CHANGE THAT

STATISTIC.

IT IS FAR TOO GREAT.

THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU DO,

FOR BEING WITH US TODAY,

AND FOR SHARING YOUR

STORY.

THANK YOU.

Terry: WELL, JEREMIAH

29: 11 IS A GREAT

SCRIPTURE: "FOR I KNOW THE

THOUGHTS THAT I THINK

TOWARDS YOU, SAYS THE

LORD, THOUGHTS OF PEACE

AND NOT OF EVIL.

THOUGHTS TO GIVE YOU A

FUTURE AND A HOPE."

THAT'S GOD'S PLAN FOR YOU.

WALK IN IT.

GOD BLESS YOU.

SEE YOU NEXT TIME.

"PROMOS," OCTOBER 5, 2017.

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