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700 Club Interactive - October 10, 2017

American aid workers in an Islamic country are hunted after 9/11. After two of them are shot, a miracle occurs. Read Transcript


Gordon: THE HARROWING

RESCUE CAUGHT ON VIDEO.

WHY DAVID EUBANKS RISKS IT

ALL.

LOVE IS WHAT MAKES YOU

REALLY BRAVE.

AND GOD GAVE ME ENOUGH OF

THAT TO RUN ACROSS, GRAB

THE GIRL...

Gordon: AND INTERVIEW

WITH THE FOUNDER OF THE

FREE BURMA RANGERS.

> PLUS...FROM HELPER TO

VICTIM.

Gordon: HEAR HIS

MIRACULOUS STORY OF

HEALING AND FORGIVENESS ON

TODAY'S "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

> WELCOME TO THE SHOW.

JACK PHILIPS WILL GY BECOME A

KEY NAME IN RELIGIOUS

LIBERTY CASES FROM NOW ON.

AS THE SUPREME COURT IS

BACK IN SESSION, AND IT IS

SET TO HEAR THIS CASE THIS

MONTH.

Terry: IN 2012,

PHILIPS RECEIVED A REQUEST

FOR A WEDDING CAKE FOR A

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE, AND HE

DECLINED, BUT EVEN OFFERED

TO SELL HIM A PRE-MADE

CAKE.

BECAUSE OF HIS FAITH, HE

SAID HE COULD NOT DESIGN A

CAKE PROMOTING A SAME-SEX

CEREMONY.

Gordon: THIS WILL BE

A VERY INTERESTING CASE.

WE'LL SEE WHAT THE SUPREME

COURT DOES.

CAN IT MANDATE YOU MAKING

A WEDDING CAKE, MAKING THE

DECORATIONS FOR A WEDDING

CAKE THAT VIOLATES YOUR

CONSCIOUSNESS.

IS THIS A FREEDOM OF

RELIGION CASE?

Terry: WHAT DO YOU

THINK IS GOING TO HAPPEN?

Gordon:

UNFORTUNATELY, I THINK IT

IS A COIN TOSS.

THAT'S ONE OF THE THINGS I

DON'T LIKE ABOUT OUR

SUPREME COURT, THAT IT

COMES DOWN TO A COIN TOSS.

I FIND IT INCREDIBLE THAT

A SOCIETY IS SO DEPENDENT

ON AN UNELECTED GROUP IN

ORDER TO DECIDE THESE

MATTERS.

Terry: A LOT OF

RAMIFICATIONS OF THE

UPCOMOUTCOME OF THIS WHOLE THING.

> THIS PAST THURSDAY WAS

"BRING YOUR BIBLE TO

SCHOOL" DAY.

Gordon: THE SUPPORT

CAME FROM A GOVERNOR

OFFICIAL.

KENTUCKY GOVERNOR MATT

BEVIN RELEASED A VIDEO,

ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO

BRING THEIR BIBLES TO

SCHOOL.

LAST YEAR KIDS IN 50

DIFFERENT STATES BROUGHT

THEIR BIBLE TO SCHOOL.

YOU LOOK AT ALL OF THE

VITRIOL AND HOW FRAGMENTED

PEOPLE ARE.

AND IF WE FOLLOWED

BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES,

LOVING YOUR NEIGHBOR LIKE

YOURSELF, SIMPLE STUFF --

THIS IS THE KIND OF THING

WE SHOULD CELEBRATE.

I LOVE THE IDEA THAT YOUNG

PEOPLE ARE BRINGING THEIR

BIBLES TO SCHOOL.

Gordon: FOCUS ON THE

FAMILY ESTIMATED THAT OVER

A HALF MILLION STUDENTS

BROUGHT THEIR BIBLES TO

SCHOOL LAST WEEK, AND THAT

IS A GREAT FASHION

ACCESSORY.

[LAUGHTER]

Terry: WELL, THE

GOVERNOR IS CORRECT.

IF WE WOULD ALL -- WHETHER

WE EMBRACE THE FAITH OR

NOT, IF WE WOULD ALL JUST

LIVE BY THOSE SIMPLE FLOS

PHILOSOPHIES OF LIFE --

Gordon: I CALL IT THE

CHRISTIAN COSMOLOGY OF

WESTERN CIVIL YEAHS.

WE HIGHLY PRIZE

FORGIVENESS, AND WE HIGHLY

PRIZE LOVE AS A CULTURAL

VALUE.

I'VE TRAVELLED THE WORLD

AND THERE ARE MANY

CULTURES THAT DON'T THINK

EITHER ONE IS AS

IMPORTANT.

IN SOME MIDDLE EASTERN

CULTURES, REVENGE, AND

REVENGE FOR WRONGS AGAINST

YOUR PARENTS AND YOUR

GRANDPARENTS, BECOMES A

HUGE VALUE.

SO WE THINK LIKE WE'RE

CHRISTIANS, EVEN WHEN WE

DON'T GO TO CHURCH.

Terry: WE NEED TO

VALUE THE VALUE.

Gordon: HERE IS

ANOTHER GOVERNMENT WORKER

WHO USED HIS POSITION FOR

GOOD.

POLICE CHIEF TAYLOR AND

TWO OTHER OFFICERS WERE

LOOKING FOR A SUSPECT IN A

NEIGHBORHOOD BACKYARD.

Terry: WELL, THAT

BACKYARD WAS THE HOME OF

KENNY SMITH, WHO HAPPENED

TO BE OUTSIDE WITH HIS

DAUGHTER AND HER FRIEND.

WHAT THE OFFICER DID AFTER

THE SUSPECT WAS IN CUSTODY

MOVED THE MAN TO TEARS.

IT WENT FROM A GUN

POINTED HIS WAY, LOOKING

FOR SOMEBODY TO HOLLISTER

IT, AND HUGGING MY

CHILDREN LIKE IT WAS GOING

TO BE OKAY KIND OF THING.

IT WAS GOOD STUFF.

I GOT ON MY KNEES AND

TALKED TO THE LITTLE GIRLS

AND TOLD THEM IT WAS OKAY,

WE CAUGHT THE BAD GUY.

AND I GAVE THEM A HUG.

NOT ONLY ARE WE POLICE

OFFICERS, THE MAJORITY OF

US ARE PARENTS AS WELL.

I WOULD HAVE HOPE THAT AN

OFFICER WOULD HAVE DONE

THE SAME THING TO MY KIDS

IF THEY WERE THAT

TERRIFIED AND UPSET.

IT MAKES ME FEEL GOOD

TO KNOW THAT MY DAUGHTERS

HAVE A POSITIVE EXPERIENCE

WITH THE POLICE

DEPARTMENT, THAT THEY KNOW

THAT THEY'RE THERE FOR

THEM TO PROTECT THEM.

AND THEY'LL NEVER FORGET

THAT.

THEY'LL NEVER FORGET THAT.

Gordon: THAT'S A

WONDERFUL STORY.

Terry: AND HE

RETURNED THE NEXT DAY, AND

THEY EACH GOT A STUFFED

ANIMAL FROM THAT OFFICER

AS WELL.

HE WENT OVER AND ABOVE THE

CALL OF DUTY.

Gordon: WAY OVER AND

ABOVE, AND HATS OFF TO

HIM.

SO OFTEN WE HAVE

NEIGHBORHOODS THAT THINK

OF THE POLICE AS ENEMIES,

AND WHAT A WONDERFUL THING

TO DO, TO PROTECT AND

SERVE.

> SPEAKING OF HEROS,

RECENTLY HERE IN OUR

TRENDING SEGMENT WE SHARED

THE STORY OF THE SELFLESS

FREE BURMA RANGERS, A

HUMANITARIAN SERVICE FOR

THE OPPRESSED LIVING IN

WAR ZONES.

CBN'S CHRIS MITCHELL SAT

DOWN WITH DAVID EUBANK,

THE HERO HOU BEHIND THE VIRAL

VIDEO THAT CAPTURED THE

HEARTS OF MILLIONS.

Chris: IT IS A SPRINT

BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH

THAT HAS GONE VIRAL.

12 SECONDS THAT SHOWED

TRUE SACRIFICE TO A WORLD

SEARCHING FOR HOPE, NOW

SEEN AND SHARED BY

MILLIONS.

DAVE EUBANK OF THE FREE

BURMA RANGERS TOLD CBN

NEWS WHY HE RISKED HIS OWN

LIFE TO SAVE THIS

6-YEAR-OLD IRAQI GIRL.

FOR LOVE.

I THINK WHENEVER YOU'RE

TERRIFIED, ASK, AM I

SUPPOSED TO DO THIS?

ASK GOD THAT, NOT

YOURSELF.

IF HE SAYS DO IT, THEN ASK

FOR LOVE.

BECAUSE WHEN YOU'RE REALLY

SCARED, YOU NEED LOVE.

WHEN YOU HAVE LOVE, YOU'LL

DO ANYTHING FOR ANYONE.

LOVE IS WHAT MAKES YOU

REALLY BRAVE.

AND GOD GAVE ME ENOUGH OF

THAT TO RUN ACROSS, GRAB

THE GIRL.

Chris: AND THAT'S NOT

THE ONLY HEROICS SHOWN BY

EUBANKS AND HIS TEAM.

WE'RE HERE TO RESCUE

THIS LITTLE GIRL.

LORD JESUS, HELP US, HELP

US GET HER OUT.

Chris: SHE MADE IT,

TOO.

YOU'RE GOING TO BE

OKAY.

GOD BLESS YOU IN JESUS'

NAME.

JESUS, YOU SAVED ME.

I WANT TO BE WITH YOU,

HELPING OTHERS.

AND THAT'S WHAT THE FREE

BURMA RANGERS IS ABOUT.

Chris: EUBANKS

STARTED HIS FRONTLINE

MINISTRY 20 YEARS AGO IN

BURMA.

THREEIARIETHREE YEARS AGO THEY

ANSWERED YOU THE CALL.

OUR MISSION IS TO GIVE

HOPE, MEDICAL HELP, AND

LOVE.

AND WE'RE WITH YOU AND GOD

LOVES YOU.

YOU CAN CALL ON HIS NAME.

GOD SENT JESUS TO SAVE US.

Chris: HIS TEAM

SHOWED THAT LOVE TO THE

PEOPLE OF MOSUL AND THE

IRAQI ARMY DURING THE

FIGHT TO FREE THE CITY

FROM ISIS.

[YELLING]

Chris: AS ISLAMIC

STATE FIGHTERS FIRED AT

PEOPLE TRYING TO ESCAPE,

THE FREE BURMA RANGERS

RUSHED INTO THE KILLING

ZONE.

EUBANKS TRIED TO SAVE THIS

WOUNDED MUSLIM WOMAN, BUT

SHE DIED.

YATE IN THE MIDST OF THIS

CARNAGE, EUBANKS' WIFE,

KAREN, AND THEIR THREE

CHILDREN BRING FUN, GAMES

AND THE GOSPEL.

KAREN EXPLAINS IT BEGAN

BACK IN BURMA TO HELP

NEIGHBORS IN TROUBLE.

IT WAS VERY NATURAL TO

GO TO PEOPLE THAT YOU

KNEW, CHURCHES THAT YOU

KNEW, AND VILLAGES THAT

YOU KNEW.

AND AS THOSE VILLAGES WERE

IN CO CONFLICT, IT WAS STILL

NATURAL BECAUSE YOU WANT

TO HELP THE PEOPLE YOU

LOVE.

AND AS FIGHTING INCREASED

ON THE FRONT LINE, WE

WOULD STILL STAY WITH THE

FAMILIES.

Chris: NOW THEIR

CHILDREN SAY IT IS NATURAL

TO HELP THE PEOPLE OF

IRAQ.

WELL, WE WOULDN'T BE

THERE IF IT WASN'T FOR

GOD.

WE FEEL VERY BLESSED TO

HAVE THIS OPPORTUNITY AND

HE PUT US IN THERE.

NOT MANY PEOPLE GO TO

MOSUL AND GET TO HELP

THERE IN THAT AREA.

WE FEEL VERY BLESSED.

OF COURSE, THERE IS ALWAYS

THE DANGER OF BEING SHOT,

SO WE ALSO FEEL BLESSED HE

HAS PROTECTED US THROUGH

ALL OF THIS AND WE'RE ALL

STILL ALIVE.

I TOLD THEM THEY'RE THE

EPITOME OF MISSIONS WORK,

THEY PROVIDE MEDICAL

TREATMENT, HOPE, LOVE,

PRAYING WITH PEOPLE,

BEARING THEIR BURDENS.

AND IT'S A LOVING

SACRIFICE.

IT'S A GREAT EXAMPLE FOR

BEING A LIGHT IN A VERY

DARK PLACE.

Chris: CBN NEWS

JOINED EUBANKS ON THE

FRONT LINES AND FOUND A

MAN OF CONSTANT PRAYER.

WE CAN'T TAKE CARE OF

EVERYBODY, BUT YOU CAN

TAKE CARE OF THE PERSON IN

FRONT OF YOU.

Chris: AND ARE THESE

SOME OF THE KIDS YOU TRY

TO TAKE CARE OF?

YES.

THEY'VE BEEN OUT HERE

THREE DAYS.

AND WE'VE GOT FOOD AND

WATER, BUT ONLY FOR A FEW

DAYS.

Chris: REMEMBER THAT

LITTLE IRAQI GIRL THAT

DAVE SAVED?

THE TEAM FOUND A

"SUPERBOOK" VIDEO FOR HER

TO WATCH, A GOSPEL TOOL

THAT KAREN FINDS

INVALUABLE.

ONE THING THAT I REALLY

LOVE IS BEING ABLE TO GIVE

KIDS EXCITING STORIES, AND

"SUPERBOOK" HAS BEEN A BIG

BLESSING IN MY MINISTRY,

AS WITH KIDS THERE.

IT SAYS IN THAT INDIGENOUS

LANGUAGE THINGS I CAN'T

SAY IN FULL, AND THE

BEAUTIFUL ANIMATION GOES A

LONG WAY IN PLACES WHERE

THERE IS NOED MEDIA.

NO MEDIA.

SO THANK YOU, "SUPERBOOK"

TEAM, FOR LETTING US SHARE

THAT.

IN RESTRICTED, FOREIGN

AREAS, WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO

SHOW "SUPERBOOK," IN

CORRIN LANGUAGE, IN

BURMESE, IN ARABIC.

WE GET TO WATCH THE VIDEO

AND WE GET TO WATCH FUN

STORIES OF GOD'S

FAITHFULNESS.

SO "SUPERBOOK" IS A BIG

BLESSING.

Chris: NOW ON A

SPEAKING TOUR IN THE

STATES, EUBANKS BRINGS A

MESSAGE BACK TO AMERICA.

WITHOUT E-MAILS THAT

SAYS BE BOLD, WITHOUT

SCRIPTURE THAT PEOPLE

THOUGHT THEY WERE SUPPOSED

TO GIVE US -- THOSE ALL

CAME BACK TO ME: NO

GREATER LOVE HATH MAN THAN

TO LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR A

FRIEND."

AND THANK YOU FOR PRAYING.

WHERE DOES GOD WANT ME?

HOW AM I TO PRAY?

AND KNOW THAT THE POWER OF

JESUS WILL DEFEAT SATAN.

Chris: CHRIS

MITCHELL, CBN NEWS.

Gordon: THAT'S WISDOM

FOR ALL OF US.

I LOVE THAT.

BE KINGDOM-FOCUSED.

WHAT DOES GOD WANT ME TO

DO?

HOW CAN I EXPAND HIS

KINGDOM TODAY?

Terry: THAT KIND OF

COURAGE THAT RUNS RIGHT

INTO THE FRAY IS SOMETHING

SPECIAL.

Gordon: IT WAS A

REVELATION TO ME TO HEAR

HIM SAY THAT WHAT I ASK

FOR IS LOVE.

BECAUSE WHEN I LOVE, I GET

REALLY BRAVE.

Terry: IT WIPES OUT

THE FEAR.

Gordon: PERFECT LOVE

CASTS OUT ALL FEAR.

> UP NEXT, IT WAS AN

EVENT THIS 12-YEAR-OLD

WON'T SOON FORGET.

I GOT TO MEET GIZMO.

WE TOOK SOME PICTURES WITH

HIM.

MY FRIENDS AND I, WE

REALLY ENJOYED IT.

Gordon: "SUPERBOOK"

IS CHANGING LIVES ALL

AROUND THE WORLD AND RIGHT

HERE IN THE UNITED STATES.

WE'LL FIND OUT HOW, RIGHT

AFTER THIS.

Gordon: WELL,

WHEREVER THE FUN-LOVING

ROBOT GIZMO APPEARS, A

PARTY IS SURE TO FOLLOW.

AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT

TOOK PLACE RECENTLY AT A

VIRGINIA BEACH CHILDREN, CHURCH,

WHERE TWO EPISODES OF

"SUPERBOOK" WERE SHOWN.

TAKE A LOOK.

Reporter: THE KIDS

WERE ALL SMILES AT A

RECENT "SUPERBOOK" SPECIAL

EVENT AT ST. GREGORY, THE

GREAT CHURCH, IN VIRGINIA

BEACH, VIRGINIA.

I GOT TO MEET GIZMO.

WE TOOK SOME PICTURES WITH

HIM.

MY FRIENDS AND I, WE

REALLY ENJOYED IT.

Reporter: DEAK AND

DARYL WENTWORTH STARTED

THE EVENING WITH A

FAMILIAR MESSAGE.

HE HAS LONG TOLD PEOPLE

THAT TO KNOW GOD THAT IS

CORRECT HAVE TO READ AND

UNDERSTAND THE BIBLE.

HE INSPIRED ALL OF THAT

SCRIPTURE FOR EACH ONE OF

US.

SO IGNORANCE OF HIS WORD

IS IGNORANCE OF HIM.

Reporter: WHEN A

FRIEND GAVE HIM SOME

"SUPERBOOK" D.V.D.s, HE

THOUGHT THEY WOULD BE A

GREAT WAY TO TEACH THE

BIBLE TO HIS GRANDKIDS.

SO I GAVE THEM TO MY

SON-IN-LAW, WHO WAS USING

THEM FOR MY GRANDKIDS, AND

IT EVANGELIZED MY

SON-IN-LAW AS WELL.

Reporter: AFTERWARDS,

EVERYONE GATHERED FOR A

FREE DINNER.

KIDS ENJOYED "SUPERBOOK"

COLORING BOOKS AND GETTING

THEIR PICTURE TAKEN WITH

GIZMO.

CBN'S WENDY O'ROURKE WAS

ON HAND.

IT IS FREE.

IT HAS THE WHOLE BIBLE IN

A NUMBER OF LANGUAGES.

AND IT HAS ENTIRE

"SUPERBOOK" EPISODES THAT

PEOPLE CAN SHOW THEIR KIDS

ON THEIR PHONE OR TABLET

ANY TIME OR ANYWHERE.

Reporter: DAVID AND

GOALTENDER, AND APOSTLE

PAUL'S SHIPWRECK WERE

SHARED.

IF YOU NEED HELP --

IT'S SO HARD, BUT NEVER

GIVE UP.

Reporter: EACH FAMILY

RECEIVED A TAKE-HOME BAG

OF "SUPERBOOK" GIFTS,

INCLUDING A "SUPERBOOK"

D.V.D.

AS CHRISTIANS, WE ARE

CALLED TO LOVE ONE

ANOTHER.

AND I'M GLAD THAT CBN WAS

ABLE TO COME AND BRING

"SUPERBOOK."

* JESUS, YOU DIED UPON THE

CROSS, AND ROSE AGAIN TO

SAVE THE LOST *

Reporter: JUST LIKE

THE CHILDREN AT THIS

EVENT, KIDS ALL OVER THE

WORLD LOVE "SUPERBOOK."

I'M VERY GLAD THEY HAVE

IT, AND I ALSO HOPE THEY

DO IT AGAIN.

Gordon: AND WE PLAN

ON DOING IT AGAIN, MANY

TIMES OVER.

WEE WANT TO GET THE

STORIES OF THE BIBLE TO

THE CHILDREN OF THE WORLD.

WE'RE UP TO 43 LANG WAIPS,

ON OULANGUAGES,AND WE'RE ON OUR WAY TO 55

LANGUAGES.

THERE IS A BROADCAST MAP

SHOWING ALL OF THE

DIFFERENT PLACES WE'RE

SHOWING "SUPERBOOK" AND

DISTRIBUTING "SUPERBOOK,"

AND WE'RE SHOWING IT ON

CABLE TELEVISION.

YOU'RE A PART OF ALL OF

IT.

IF YOU WANT TO BE PART OF

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CLUB -- HOW MUCH IS THAT?

WELL, IT'S $25, AND EVERY

FOUR WEEKS WE'LL SHOW YOU SEND YOU

THE LATEST EPISODE OF

"SUPERBOOK."

RIGHT NOW WE'RE OFFERING

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TH"THE STORY OF THE GOOD

SAMARITAN."

AND THERE WILL BE A

DRAWING LESSON, TOO.

IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART

OF ALL OF THAT, JOIN WITH

US.

CALL US NOW:

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TERRY?

Terry: COMING UP, HE

WAS AN AIDE WORKER IN AN

ISLAMIC COUNTRY DURING

9/11.

WIND UP HOW HE WENT FROM

HELPER TO HUNTED, AND THE

Terry: WHEN 9/11 HIT,

RAY NORMAN AND HIS

DAUGHTER WERE HALF A WORLD

AWAY.

BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN THEY

WERE SPARED OF ITS

EFFECTS.

AT THE TIME, RAY WAS AN

AIDE WORKER IN AN ISLAMIC

COUNTRY, AND

ANTI-AMERICANISM CU WAS IN

THE AIR.

AND SOON THAT LED TO A

BULLET BEING FIRED INTO

HIS DAUGHTER'S CHEST.

Reporter: THE DAYS

AND WEEKS FOLLOWING 9/11

WERE TENUOUS TIMES FOR

AMERICANS, ESPECIALLY FOR

PEOPLE LIKE RAY NORMAN AND

HIS FAMILY.

HIS WORK WITH A CHRISTIAN

ORGANIZATION "WORLD VISION

VISION," HAD BROUGHT THEM

TO AN ISLAMIC REPUBLIC ON

THE WEST COAST OF AFRICA.

WE WERE THE LARGEST

HUMANITARIAN ORGANIZATION

WORKING WITH THE

GOVERNMENT TO FIGHT POF

TEPOVERTY IN THE COUNTRY.

I KNEW THERE WERE SOME

POCKETS OF EXTREMISM IN

THE COUNTRY THAT WERE NOT

HAPPY WITH OUR PRESENCE.

THERE WERE ROCKS THROWN AT

OUR CARS, AND THE

GOVERNMENT ASSIGNED GUARDS

AT OUR HOME AND OFFICE AND

AROUND MY DAUGHTER'S

SCHOOL.

IT WAS A VERY INTENSE

TIME.

Reporter: AFTER FIVE

WEEKS, SECURITY MEASURES

WERE LIGHTENED AS TENSIONS

EASED.

RAY DECIDED TO TAKE HIS

DAUGHTER, HANNAH, TO A

NEARBY BEACH.

HE HAD GOTTEN OUT WHEN AN

ARAB MAN WALKED UP AND THE

GREETED HIM.

HE ASKED ME IF I WAS

AMERICAN.

WHICH DIDN'T ALARM ME AT

THE MOMENT.

I SAID, YES, I AM.

AND HE SAID, WELL, THANK

YOU.

AND HE WENT ON HIS WAY.

HE TOOK ABOUT THREE PACES,

TURNED AROUND AND CALLED

TO ME.

AND WHEN I STOOD UP, HE

HAD A .9-MILLIMETER PISTOL

AIMED AT MY CHEST.

OF COURSE AS A FATHER, ALL

OF MY THOUGHTS WERE HOW

CAN I PROTECT HANNAH.

I THOUGHT, IF HE GOT ME,

MAYBE HE WOULD LEAVE HER

ALONE.

I SCREAMED, DADDY, THAT

MAN HAS A GUN.

Reporter: AS RAY

SCRAMBLED TO GET IN THE

VEHICLE, THE MAN PULLED

THE TRIGGER, BUT THE GUN

MISFIRED.

IT WENT CLICK, CLICK,

CLICK.

AND HE TOOK THE GUN AND

TAPPED IT TWICE, AND HE

AIMED IT AGAIN.

WITH HANNAH SCREAMING, HE

TOOK THE GUN'S AIM OFF OF

ME AND PUT IT ON HANNAH.

HE PUT HIMSELF IN FRONT

OF ME, AND AS HE DID THAT,

THE BULLET WENT OFF.

THE BLAST WENT

EVERYWHERE.

Reporter: THEY MADE

IT TO SAFETY, BUT

SOMETHING WAS WRONG.

I FELT OUT OF BREATH.

I FELT LIKE SOMEBODY THAT

PUNCHED ME.

THE BULLET THAT HAD

GONE THROUGH MY ARM HAD

STRUCK HER IN THE CENTER

OF HER CHEST.

AND SO MY WORLD CRUMBLED.

AND SHE SAID TO ME, WELL,

DADDY, AM I ABOUT TO DIE?

I COULD ONLY RESPOND IN

FAITH, AND SOMETHING

WELLED UP WITHIN ME, AND I

SAID, HANNAH, YOUR NOT

GOING TO DIE.

HE SAID, HANNAH, I NEED

YOU TO PRAY.

AND I SAID, I CAN DO THAT.

AND I CALLED ON THE NAME

OF JESUS OVER AND OVER AND

OVER AGAIN.

I HAD AN ARGUMENT RIGHT

THERE IN MY PRAYERS.

I SAID, LORD, THIS IS NOT

THE WAY IT SHOULD BE.

Reporter: CLINIC

STAFF TENDED TO HANNAH AND

RUSHED HER IN NOR X-RAYS.

FOR X-RAYS.

THE BULLET BOUNCED OFF

HER STERNUM, BUT THE

BULLET HAD NOT PENETRATED

HER LUNGS OR HEART, SHEN

WAS GOINANDSHE WAS GOING TO SURVIVE.

Reporter: BY THEN,

PEOPLE GATHERED AT THE

CLINIC TO SUPPORT THEM.

I REMEMBER, IN TEARS,

RAISING MY HANDS AND

SAYING, LORD, THANK YOU.

YOUR PROMISES ARE TRUE AND

FAITHFUL.

I REMEMBER A MUSLIM FRIEND

WHO LOOKED AT ME AND SAID,

YES, YOUR JESUS IS

FAITHFUL.

Reporter: BOTH WERE

PATCHED UP AND FLOWN TO

PARIS FOR MEDICAL

ATTENTION.

AND HER MOTHER WAS FINALLY

ABLE TO SEE HER DAUGHTER.

MY FIRST REACTION WAS

TO GO STRAIGHT TO HANNAH

AND JUST HOLD HER.

SHE WAS, IN FACT, SITTING

UP IN BED AND LOOKING VERY

CHIPPER.

THE HOLY SPIRIT STEPPED IN

AND PROTECTED BOTH OF THEM

FROM THOSE BULLETS.

I WAS JUST SO CONVINCED OF

THAT FROM THE BEGINNING.

Reporter: AS THEY

RECOVERED PHYSICALLY, THE

FAMILY TRIED TO MAKE SENSE

OF WHAT HAPPENED.

WHY DID HE TRY TO KILL

MY FATHER AND MYSELF?

SOMEONE WHO REPRESENTED

A PEOPLE THAT I HAD

THOUGHT CALLED TO SERVE IN

THE NAME OF CHRIST WOULD

INFLICT SUCH HARM.

THIS MAN HAD NEVER GIVEN

HIM THE OPPORTUNITY TO

TELL HIM HOW MUCH I CARED

ABOUT HIM AND HIS PEOPLE.

HE JUST WALKED OUT AND

SHOT.

I FELT SORRY FOR HIM.

LIKE, WHY DID HE FEEL THE

NEED TO DO WHAT HE DID?

Reporter: A FEW DAYS

AFTER THE SHOOTING,

AUTHORITIES CAUGHT THE

GUNMAN, ALI ULD SIDI.

A MUSLIM FRIEND EXPLAINED

WHAT WOULD LIKELY HAPPEN

TO THIS MAN.

THIS MAN SHAMED HIS

FAMILY AND HIS CLAN.

AND HE SAID, YOU NEED TO

UNDERSTAND THAT BEFORE HIS

CASE EVER COMES TO TRIAL,

HE WILL PROBABLY

CONVENIENTLY DISAPPEAR.

I WAS SHOCKED AT THAT.

WHY WOULD THAT HAPPEN?

WHY DOES HE DESERVE THAT?

I WAS ANGRY.

I WAS UPSET.

AND IT DIDN'T MAKE SENSE

FOR THAT TO HAPPEN.

Reporter: THE FAMILY

REQUESTED A VISIT WITH ALI

IN PRISON.

SIX MONTHS LATER, THEY

WERE FINALLY GRANTED A

FIVE-MINUTE VISIT.

SEEING HIM WAS JUST

SORT OF A RELIEF.

I SAW THAT HE WAS HUMAN,

TOO.

AND HE WASN'T A MONSTER.

HE WAS JUST A MAN.

AND HE LOOKED REALLY SAD.

HE WAS OBVIOUSLY

SHOCKED TO SEE US.

AND YOU COULD TELL BY THE

LOOK IN HIS FACE, HE WAS

EXPECTING US TO ACCUSE

HIM, TO BRING HIM GRIEF.

I TURNED TO HANNAH, AND I

SAID, HANNAH, DO YOU WANT

TO SAY ANYTHING TO THE

PRISONER.

SHE ADDRESSED HIM

DIRECTLY.

AND SHE SAID, MR. ALI, I

HAVE TWO THINGS I HAVE TO

SAY.

FIRST OF ALL, I WANT TO

KNOW WHY YOU TRIED TO KILL

MY DADDY.

HE PAUSED FOR A WHILE

AND HE SAID, I LOST MY

HEAD.

I SAID, MR. ALI, I HOLD

NO BITTERNESS IN HIGH

HEART TOWARDS YOU AND I

FORGIVE YOU.

HE FROZE AND HE DIDN'T

MOVE FOR A COUPLE OF

SECONDS.

WHEN HE LOOKED UP, WE

COULD ALL SEE HE HAD TEARS

IN HIS EYES.

I SAW HOW FRAGILE HE WAS.

AND EVEN THEN, MY HEART

CONTINUED TO SOFTEN FOR

HIM.

IT WASN'T EASY.

HIM.

I WASN'T EASY.

I WAS STILL SHAKING AT THE

TIME.

I WAS ALSO HEARING GOD

USHERING ME INTO GETTING

CLOSER TO THIS MAN.

I STARTED EXPLAINING TO

HIM THAT MAYBE GOD WAS

THINKING ABOUT HIM WHEN HE

PROTECTED RAY AND HANNAH

BECAUSE HE HAD DESIGNS AND

PLANS FOR HIS LIFE.

Reporter: THE NEXT

DAY THE NORMANS RECEIVED A

HANDWRITTEN LETTER FROM

ALI.

I CANNOT FIND THE WORDS

TO DESCRIBE OUR MEETING

TODAY.

ALTHOUGH I STILL FEEL

REMORSE WITH REGARD TO THE

EVIL I HAVE CAUSED YOU,

WORDS CANNOT EXPRESS THE

DEPTH OF MY JOY IN SEEING

YOU, WITH YOUR DAUGHTER,

THAT LITTLE ANGEL, ALIVE

AND WELL.

MANY TIMES I HAVE HEARD OF

CHRISTIAN CHARITY, OF

CHRISTIAN KINDNESS AND

LOVE.

WHEN YOU CAME TO SEE ME, I

SAW IT AND EXPERIENCED IT.

Reporter: IN

ACCORDANCE TO SHAR'IA LAW,

THE NORMAN FAMILY'S PUBLIC

FORGIVENESS HELPED TO

COMMUTE ALI'S SENTENCE,

AND HE WAS RELEASED AFTER

ONE YEAR IN PRISON.

THE NORMANS NEVER GOT TO

SEE HIM AGAIN, BUT FOR

THEM, THE EXPERIENCE

CONFIRMED EVERYTHING THEY

BELIEVE ABOUT THE GOD THEY

SERVE.

HI GIVES US THIS

ABILITY TO FORGIVE AND TO

LOVE THAT IS UNNATURAL.

AS NATURAL HUMAN BEINGS,

WE CAN'T JUST DO THIS.

FOR GOD SO LOVED THE

WORLD HE GAVE HIS SON.

FOR GOD SO LOVED MUSLIMS,

HE GAVE HIS SON.

Terry: THERE ARE NO

BARRIERS TO THAT LOVE.

GOD'S LOVE IS BIG AND IT

IS FOR ALL OF US.

AND FOR THOSE OF US WHO

KNOW IT, IT IS OUR JOB TO

SHARE THAT WITH PEOPLE WHO

DON'T.

WHAT AN AMAZING STORY.

Gordon: IT SEEMS TO

BE A THREAD GOING THROUGH

THIS SHOW, OF LOVE BEING

THE SOURCE OF COURAGE AND

THEN LOVE BEING THE SOURCE

OF FORGIVENESS.

AND THEN RECOGNITION THAT

GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD --

THAT MEANS YOU AND ME --

THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY

BEGOTTEN SON.

AND IT IS THROUGH LOVE

THAT YOU OVERCOME.

IT IS THROUGH THE LOVE

GIVEN TO US -- THAT'S WHAT

PAUL SAID.

WE ARE MORE THAN

CONQUERORS THROUGH THE

LOVE OF CHRIST.

THE ORIGINAL GREEK IS

"GIVEN UNTO US."

WE GET TO EXPERIENCE IT.

WE GET TO HAVE IT.

WE GET TO POSSESS IT, AND

THEN WE GET TO ACT ON IT.

AND WHAT A BRAVE LITTLE

GIRL TO GO AND FACE THE

MAN WHO HAD SHOT HER IN

PRISON AND SAY, I FORGIVE

YOU.

I SET YOU FREE FROM THAT.

WHAT OBSTACLES ARE YOU

FACING TODAY?

IF YOU THINK THAT SOMEHOW

OR ANOTHER YOU'RE GOING TO

FIND A WAY ON YOUR OWN, I

ENCOURAGE YOU TO THINK

AGAIN.

AND THINK, HOW CAN I LOVE

MY WAY THROUGH THIS?

HOW CAN I SEE LOVE AT

WORK?

AND KEEP IN MIND THIS,

ALSO FROM THE APOSTLE

PAUL: FAITH WORKS THROUGH

LOVE.

SO OF ALL OF THE THINGS WE

NEED, WE NEED HIS LOVE.

SO LET'S PRAY RIGHT NOW.

WHATEVER YOUR NEED IS,

REALIZE LOVE WILL CONQUER

IT.

YOU'RE MORE THAN A

CONQUEROR THROUGH THE LOVE

OF CHRIST.

LORD, WE JUST LIFT THOSE

IN NEED RIGHT NOW.

WE LIFT ANYONE WHO IS

FACING TERRIBLE

CIRCUMSTANCES, ANYONE IN

NEED OF FORGIVENESS,

ANYONE NEEDING TO FORGIVE.

ANYONE IN DESPERATE

CIRCUMSTANCES.

YOU ARE OUR VERY PRESENT

HELP IN TIME OF NEED.

SO, LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, WE

COME TO YOU.

AND WE OPEN OUR HEARTS AND

WE SAY, GIVE US THIS LOVE,

GIVE US THE LOVE THAT

PASSES ALL UNDERSTANDING,

THE LOVE THAT FORGIVES,

THAT SETS PEOPLE FREE.

AND SET US FREE WITH YOUR

LOVE.

WE ASK IT IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

AND AMEN.

> HERE IS A WORD FOR YOU

FROM MATTHEW: "I SAY TO

YOU, LOVE YOUR ENEMIES.

BLESS THOSE WHO CURSE YOU,

DO GOOD TO THOSE WHO HATE

YOU, AND PRAY FOR THOSE

WHO SPITEFULLY USE YOU AND

PERSECUTE YOU."

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