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700 Club Interactive - October 12, 2017

At 32 weeks pregnant, a young wife is diagnosed with stage IV cancer; her husband and church family pray for a miracle. Read Transcript


HE SAID, IT'S MAG

MALIGNANT.

Gordon: A CANCER

DIAGNOSIS FOR A MOM EIGHT

MONTHS PREGNANT.

WATCH A MIRACLE UNFOLD.

WE HAVE TO DELIVER HIM

IN ORDER TO TREAT HIM.

Gordon: ANYOU.

Gordon: ON TODAY'S

"700 CLUB INTERACTIVE."

GOOD MORNING AND WELCOME

TO THE SHOW.

HERE IS EFREM GRAHAM WITH

THIS WEEK'S TOP FIVE.

Efrem: AT NUMBER

FIVE...

WHAT'S IN IDAHO?

A MEDICAL CONFERENCE.

Efrem: AS "THE

MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US" RIDES

HIGH AT THE BOX OFFICE,

THE AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

THAT IS INSPIRING THE FILM

IS SHARING THE FAITH THAT

INSPIRES HIM.

HIS FAVORITE WRITER KING

DAVID, WHO WROTE MUCH OF

THE SONGS.

HE SAYS, DAVID SPEAKS WHAT

MY HEART SPEAKS TO HEAR

WHEN I'M HURTING OR IN A

PLACE OF UNCERTAINTY.

YOU'RE NOT GOING TO

DIE, NOT TODAY.

Efrem: AS NUMBER

FOUR...

COUNTRY STAR JASON ALDEAN

PAYING TRIBUTE TO THE

VICTIMS OF THE LAS VEGAS

MASSACRE, AND AND A MEMOIR TO

TOM PETTY.

WE HURT FOR YOU.

YOU CAN BE SURE WE'RE

GOING TO BE WITH YOU.

Efrem: AT NUMBER

THREE...

I WAS ON THAT SIDE OF

THE FENCE.

NBA STAR DWAYNE WADE IS

SHARING HIS WIFE,

GABRIELLE UNION'S CHURCH,

TWEETING, MY WIFE IS ONE

STRONG INDIVIDUAL.

SHE IS REVEALING HER

PERSONAL STRUGGLE WITH

INFERTILITY.

SHE SUFFERED NINE

MISCARRIAGES AND HAS GONE

THROUGH EIGHT CYCLES OF

I.V.F.

Efrem: THE ACTRESS

OPENS UP ABOUT HER

STRUGGLE IN HER CANDID AND

PERSONAL NEW MEMOIR.

WE CAN USE THIS FOR

GOOD, JUSTIN.

Efrem: AT NUMBER

TWO...

I PLAY CYRUS, LIKE A

KNOW IT ALL CHARACTER.

Efrem: TYLER PERRY

GIVES US A LOOK AT HIS NEW

FILM, "THE STAR."

Efrem: IT'S THE STORY

OF THE FIRST CHRISTMAS

THROUGH THE EYES OF THE

ANIMALS.

EVERY YEAR CHRISTMAS

BECOMES A LITTLE MORE

COMMERCIALIZED.

WE GET A LITTLE MORE AWAY

FROM WHY WE DO THIS TO

BEGIN WITH.

AND THIS MOVIE IS THERE TO

REINTRODUCE THE REAL

REASON FOR THE SEASON.

NOT ONLY FOR THIS

GENERATION, BUT ALSO FOR

THE NEXT.

Efrem: "THE STAR" IS

IN THEATERS NOVEMBER

NOVEMBER 16th.

DEBRA, ARE YOU OKAY?

Efrem: AT NUMBER ONE,

DENZEL WASHINGTON DELIVERS

AN UNFORGETTABLE MOMENT

AWAY FROM THE BIG SCREEN.

DENZEL WASHINGTON IS IN

CHICAGO, LOOKING FOR

DIRECTIONS TO A LOCAL

RESTAURANT.

WHEN THESE PEOPLE REALIZED

WHO HE IS, THEY TOLD HIM

HIS 86-YEAR-OLD SUPER FAN

IS ACROSS THE STREET, AND

OF COURSE, HE HAS TO MEET

HER.

MY MOTHER IS 94, AND I

JUST GOT OFF THE PHONE

WITH HER.

THIS IS A BLESSING.

IT SEEMS LIKE I KNEW

HIM.

NOT JUST TO SEE HIM IN THE

FIRSTHAND, BUT I COULD

FEEL IT.

AND HE WAS SO GLAD THAT HE

KNEW I WAS A GOOD PERSON.

Gordon: THAT'S THIS

WEEK'S TOP FIVE.

WE'VE GOT EFREM GRAHAM

WITH US, THE BEST-DRESSED

MAN ON TELEVISION.

Efrem: YOU'RE SO

KIND.

Gordon: WHERE TO

BEGIN?

I GUESS WE'VE GOT TO BEGIN

WITH DENZEL.

> Efrem: HE IS SO COOL.

LITERALLY IN CHICAGO, JUST

LOOKING FOR A RESTAURANT,

AND HE DOESN'T USE G.P.S.

HE ASKS THE NEIGHBORS FOR

DIRECTIONS.

WHEN THEY SAY, JUANITA HUB

HUBBARD LIVES ACROSS THE

STREET AND SHE IS YOUR

BIGGEST FAN.

AND SHE WAS, LIKE, I JUST

WATCHED YOUR MOVIE LAST

NIGHT.

AND HE SAID TO HER, I'M

NOT FROM CHICAGO.

I USED TO COME HERE A LOT.

BUT I'M JUST ONE OF YOU

ALL.

I'M NOBODY SPECIAL.

Gordon: I LOVE WHEN

HE SAID, THIS IS MY BLOCK.

Efrem: YES.

THIS IS IT.

Gordon: HE WASN'T

AFRAID TO BE IN CHICAGO.

A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE AFRAID

TO BE IN CHICAGO.

BOY, SHE DIDN'T WANT TO

LET HIM GO.

Efrem: NO.

HER GRANDDAUGHTER POSTED

ON Facebook, DENZEL WAS

MY GRANDMOTHER'S BOO FOR A

LITTLE MARKET.

Gordon: LET'S TALK

ABOUT CHARLES MARTIN.

HE IS A REGENT UNIVERSITY

ALUM, AND HE HAS PUT OUT A

BOOK, AND THEN THE

SCREENPLAY, AND NOW IT IS

GOING TO BE A MOVIE.

Efrem: THAT'S RIGHT.

IT IS ALREADY DOING WELL

AT THE BOX OFFICE.

THE FUNNY THING IS HE IS

DEFINITELY A MAN OF FAITH.

HE TALKS ABOUT BEING

INSPIRED BY KING DAVID.

HE TALKS ABOUT PAUL.

HE GAVE AN INTERVIEW THAT

WAS REALLY, REALLY GOOD.

BUT PEOPLE IN THE FAITH

COMMUNITY THOUGHT THAT THE

FILM HAD TOO MUCH

PROFANITY, AND THOSE

OUTSIDE OF THE FAITH

COMMUNITY THOUGHT THE FILM

WAS A LITTLE TOO SWEET AND

SYRUPY.

AND HE SAYS THE FILM IS

ALMOST A LOVE STORY AND A

TRIBUTE TO HIS WIFE.

BECAUSE HE ASKED HIMSELF,

HAVE I DEMONSTRATED TO MY

WIFE THAT I TRULY LOVE

HER?

AND HIS CREATIVE MIND

GOING -- HE WAS CAMPING IN

THE WOODS AND HE SAID,

WHAT IF THIS IS IT, AND I

WAS STUCK.

AND HE IS FLYING OVER AN

AREA OF CALIFORNIA AND

THINKING, GEE, WHAT WOULD

HAPPEN.

THAT GAVE BIRTH TO THIS

STORY.

HE WANTED IT TO BE A

TESTAMENT OF GOD AND ALSO

OF THE STRENGTH AND POWER

OF A MAN WHO TRULY LOVES

HIS WIFE.

Gordon: THAT'S A

GREAT STORY.

HAVE YOU SEEN THE MOVIE?

Efrem: I HAVE NOT

SEEN THE MOVIE YET.

I'M GOING TO SEE IT WITH

MY WIFE.

Gordon: THERE IS A

DEEPER QUESTION ABOUT

CHRISTIAN FILMS IN

GENERAL, BUT I HEARD THE

CRITIQUE, IN ORDER FOR A

FILM TO BE CHRISTIAN, YOU

ACTUALLY HAVE TO BE TOO

CHRISTIAN, AND THEREFORE

IT SHUTS OFF THE

NON-CHRISTIAN AUDIENCE.

THEY DON'T GET TO HEAR THE

MESSAGE BECAUSE THEY DON'T

GO.

IS THAT A FUNDAMENTAL

PROBLEM?

Efrem: IT SEEMS TO BE

SO MUCH SO.

I DON'T AGREE WITH THIS

MOVEMENT, BUT THERE IS

ANOTHER MOVEMENT AFOOT TO

PRODUCE WHAT IS CALLED

HARD-FAITH FILMS, WHICH

ARE FILMS OF FAITH BUT

YOU'RE GOING TO FIND

PROFANITY IT.

AND I CHALLENGED THAT AND

SAID, WHY NOT JUST MAKE

GOOD MOVIES.

WHY NOT MAKE A GOOD MOVIE

AND LET'S GO FROM THERE.

BUT I KNOW THAT'S A

DIFFICULT BALANCE FOR THEM

TO STRIKE FOR THE

FILM-MAKERS.

Gordon: SO THERE IS

ACTUALLY A WHOLE NEW GENRE

CALLED "HARD-FAITH FILMS."

Efrem: RIGHT.

WE'VE GOT ONE RELEASE SO

FAR, BUT THEY'RE GO GOING TO

CONTINUE IN THAT VAIN.

Gordon: WHAT DO YOU

THINK ABOUT THAT?

Efrem: I'M NOT A

FAN -- I DON'T WANT YOU TO

PUT IT IN A BOX.

I WOULD RATHER YOU JUST

MAKE A GOOD FILM.

BECAUSE WHILE CRITICS ARE

BEING CRITICAL OF THIS

FILM, PEOPLE ARE GOING TO

SEE IT.

Gordon: I'LL SHOW MY

AGE.

BACK IN THE DAY, IT WAS

ACTUALLY QUITE UNUSUAL FOR

THERE TO BE PROFANITY IN A

MOVIE.

AND, YOU KNOW, FOR "GONE

WITH THE WIND" TO BE SORT

OF THE BREAKTHROUGH, A

CLOSING LINE, AND HE WALKS

OFF INTO THE DUSK.

Efrem: YEAH.

Gordon: AND SEE YA,

IN A PROFOUND WAY.

WHY CAN'T WE MAKE MOVIES

LIKE THAT, THAT ARE

CRITICAL SUCCESSES?

WHY ARE WE TRYING TO --

Efrem: I THINK PART

OF THE PROBLEM IS

HOLLYWOOD DOESN'T SEE IT

THAT WAY.

THEY REALLY FEEL LIKE I'M

GIVING PEOPLE WHAT THEY

WANT, AND WHAT WE HAVE TO

SEE IS MORE OF FILM-MAKERS

LIKE DEVON FRANKLIN DOING

"THE STAR," AND "HEAVEN IS

FOR REAL," WHERE THEY DO

WELL AT THE BOX OFFICE.

BECAUSE HE CERTAINLY HAS

MADE IN ROADS AS A

FILM-MAKER AND SONY TAKING

NOTICE, OKAY, MAYBE IT

WILL WORK AT THE BOX

OFFICE.

Gordon: I THINK WE

CAN HAVE THIS CONVERSATION

FOREVER ON THIS.

WHAT'S THE INFLUENCE OF

MOVIES?

WHAT'S THE INFLUENCE OF

TELEVISION, WHERE YOU HAVE

PROFANITY THAT IS JUST A

STREAM?

AND DOES THAT INFLUENCE

CULTURE AND TELL PEOPLE

WHO ARE WATCHING IT THAT

IT IS NOW OKAY FOR YOU TO

DO THE SAME THING?

IS THE FILM INDUSTRY

CAUSING THE CULTURE OR

MIRRORING THE CULTURE.

I TEND TO LEAN ON IT IS

CAUSING THE CULTURE.

Efrem: I WOULD TEND

TO AGREE WITH THAT.

WE HAVE BECOME SO

DESENSITIZED.

WATCHING TELEVISION TODAY

IS NOT LIKE WATCHING

TELEVISION --

Gordon: YOU'VE GOT TO

TURN IT OFF.

Efrem: YOU DO.

TURN IT OFF.

PARENTAL CONTROLS.

Gordon: YOU DON'T

WANT THAT IN YOUR HOME.

Efrem: NO.

Gordon: AND YOU DON'T

WANT YOUR KIDS ANYWHERE

NEAR IT.

Efrem: AND HOLLYWOOD

IS MAKING IT DIFFICULT FOR

YOU TO FILTER IT OUT OF

YOUR HOME BY FIGHTING

THOSE WHO WANT TO DO IT.

Gordon: WHICH I

THINK, TO ME, IT MEANS

THEY'RE TRYING TO CHANGE

THE CULTURE.

AND YOU GET INTO THE

LONGER ISSUE OF WHAT FOR?

WHY DO YOU WANT TO PROMOTE

PROMISCUITY?

WHY DO YOU WANT TO PROMOTE

A CULTURE THAT DOESN'T AS

ASPIRE TO LET'S LIFT THE

CONVERSATION?

Efrem: THE CHANGING

OF THE HEARTS.

Gordon: ANYWAY, I

THINK WE'VE RUN OUT OF

TIME.

IF YOU WANT TO HAVE ALL OF

THE ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

THAT I WAS SUPPOSED TO

TALK ABOUT, CHECK OUT

EFREM'S WEEKLY SHOW,

"STUDIO 5," AVAILABLE ON

RROKU, APPLES TV.

AND, EFREM, WE'LL SEE YOU

NEXT WEEK.

Efrem: ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

Gordon: COMING UP, A

YOUNG WIFE AND MOM GETS

DEVASTATING NEWS FROM HER

DOCTOR.

SHE DEVELOPED MET

METASTASES TO THE LUNGS

AND BRAIN.

Gordon: WATCH HOW

THIS WOMAN WAS HEALED OF

TURTERMINAL BRAIN CANCER

Gordon: ASHLEY

HAWFORD WAS 32 WEEKS

PREGNANT WHEN SHE WAS

DIAGNOSED WITH STAGE FOUR

BRAIN CANCER.

SUDDENLY SHE WAS FACING

THE POSSIBILITY OF LOSING

HER OWN LIFE AND THE LIFE

OF HER UNBORN SON.

FIREFIGHTER DAVE AND

HIS WIFE, ASHLEY, MARRIED

IN 2004 WITH DREAMS OF

STARTING A FAMILY AND

BUILDING A LIFE TOGETHER.

THEIR WHOLE WORLD CHANGED

ONE DAY WHEN ASHLEY

NOTICED A KNOT ON HER

NECK.

VERY TINY.

AND MY IMMEDIATE THOUGHT

WAS A LYMPH NODE.

AND I THOUGHT, OH, GREAT,

I'M GETTING SICK.

Terry: DOCTORS

PRESCRIBED ANTIBIOTICS,

WHICH SEEMED TO WORK, BUT

WHEN SHE GOT PREGNANT A

MONTH LATER, THE KNOT

RETURNED.

HE PUT ME ON ANOTHER

ROUND OF ANTIBIOTICS, AND

IT SHRUNK, BUT WHEN I WAS

EIGHT MONTHS PREGNANT, IT

GREW LIKE VIOLENTLY.

IT GOT REALLY BIG.

Terry: IT ALSO BECAME

PAINFUL, SO HER DOCTOR DID

A BIOPSY AS A PRECAUTION.

ASHLEY GOT A CALL FROM HER

DOCTOR THE NEXT DAY.

THE VERY FIRST THING HE

ASKED ME IS, HE SAID, IS

DAVID WITH YOU?

AND INSTANTLY I KNEW THEN.

HE SAID, IT'S MALIGNANT.

BUT THEN JUST A

WORLD-WIND OF EMOTIONS.

HARD TO EVEN EXPLAIN.

JUST EVERYTHING FROM ANGER

TO FEAR, TO DISBELIEF.

MY WIFE AND MY UNBORN

CHILD HERE ARE MY WHOLE

WORLD.

AND NOW SUDDENLY THAT IS

JUST TURNED UPSIDE DOWN.

Terry: SURGERY WAS

SCHEDULED IMMEDIATELY TO

REMOVE THE MASS, BUT FIRST

THEIR SON NEEDED TO BE

DELIVERED.

ASHLEY'S PRIMARY CONCERN

WAS FOR HER UNBORN BABY,

ESPECIALLY HIS

UNDERDEVELOPED LUNGS.

AND I TOLD HER -- I

SAID, NO, WE'RE NOT

DELIVERING.

HE IS ONLY 32 WEEKS.

I SAID, HE'S NOT READY.

HE'S WAY FAR FROM READY.

AND SHE TRIED TO CALM ME

DOWN AND ASSURE ME, AND

SHE SAID, HE HAS TO BE

DELIVERED.

HE SAID, WE HAVE TO

DELIVER HIM IN ORDER TO

TREAT YOU.

Terry: MUCH TO THE

MEDICAL STAFF'S SURPRISE,

HARLEY, NOW 33 WEEKS OLD,

CAME INTO THE WORLD NOT

ONLY BREATHING, BUT

SCREAMING AND KICKING.

I ALWAYS SAY THAT WAS

OUR FIRST MIRACLE.

THAT WAS OUR FIRST PRAYER

ANSWERED AND THE FIRST

THING WE SAW GOD REALLY

DO.

Terry: HARLEY'S BIRTH

WAS A VICTORY, BUT THEY

KNEW THEY WOULD NEED MORE

THAN ONE MIRACLE FOR HIS

MOTHER TO SURVIVE.

FOUR DAYS AFTER HARLEY'S

BIRTH, ASHLEY WOKE UP FROM

SURGERY.

SHE AND DAVE WERE RELIEVED

TO LEARN THAT HER TUMOR,

NOW THE SIZE OF A

SOFTBALL, HAD BEEN REMOVED

SUCCESSFULLY.

AFTER SHE RECOVERS, WE

GET BACK TO NORMAL WITH

THE NEW BABY.

SHE CAN BE A MOM.

I'M THINKING, EVERYTHING

IS GOING TO BE OKAY.

MY WIFE IS GOING TO BE

OKAY.

Terry: FIVE WEEKS

LATER, WHILE AT THE

HOSPITAL CARING FOR

HARLEY, WHO WAS VERY SICK

WITH A RESPIRATORY

ILLNESS, ASHLEY BEGAN

SEEING DOUBLE.

DOCTOR DEBRA MILLER

ORDERED C.T. SCANS AND

FOUND THAT THE CANCER HAD

SPREAD.

AT THAT POINT SHE WAS

STAGE FOUR.

SHE HAD DEVELOPED

METASTASES INTO THE LUNGS

AND INTO THE BRAIN.

THIS IS IT.

I THOUGHT, I HAVE BRAIN

CANCER.

I THOUGHT, I'M GOING TO

DIE.

AND I...YEAH, IT GOT

BAD QUICK.

YOU KNOW, BUT I NEVER FELT

LIKE GOD LEFT ME.

BUT I KNEW THIS WAS BAD.

THIS IS REAL BAD.

AND ALL I COULD DO IS I

REMEMBER JUST LAYING IN

BED CRYING AND PRAYING.

I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT I

PRAYED.

I WAS JUST PLEADING WITH

GOD TO HELP IN THIS

SITUATION.

Terry: ASHLEY STARTED

A REGIME OF CHEMOTHERAPY

AND RADIATION.

BUT HER SCANS SHOWED THE

TUMORS GROWING AND

MULTIPLYING.

THE ACTUAL REPORT SAID,

"INNUMERABLE TUMORS

PRESENT."

Terry: THE DOCTOR

CHANGED HER TREATMENT, BUT

DIDN'T OFFER MUCH HOPE FOR

SUCCESS.

EVEN BEFORE WE NEW

ABOUT THE METASTASES, WE

KNEW WHAT THE CHANCES WERE

FOR THIS TO REOCCUR.

AND IF IT IS RECURRING AND

YOU HAVE THIS DISEASE, IT

IS TERMINAL.

Terry: DAVE STRUGGLED

WITH HIS FAITH AS HE

WATCHED HIS WIFE

SUFFERING.

UP UNTIL THIS POINT, I

HAD JUST BEEN PLEADING

WITH GOD, ALMOST ARGUING,

I FELT LIKE, WITH GOD.

PLEASE HEAL ASHLEY.

PLEASE HEAL HER.

PLEASE TAKE THIS CANCER

AWAY.

I CAN REMEMBER HAVING

TO LITERALLY CRAWL ON MY

HANDS AND KNEES TO GET TO

THE BATHROOM FROM MY

BEDROOM BECAUSE I COULD

NOT WALK IT HURT SO BAD.

Terry: MEANWHILE, THE

HAWFORD'S CHURCH STARTED

FASTING AND PRAYING DAILY

FOR ASHLEY'S HEALING.

I REMEMBER PRAYING ONE

DAY, LORD, WHATEVER YOUR

WILL IS, THAT'S WHAT I

WANT.

SO IF IT'S FOR ASHLEY NOT

TO MAKE IT, I PRAYED THAT

SHE WON'T BE IN A LOT OF

PAIN.

BUT I REMEMBER PRAYING

THAT.

I REMEMBER SITTING HERE

AND I FELT LIKE I COULD

LITERALLY FEEL GOD HUGGING

ME.

AND I NEVER FELT THAT

BEFORE.

I THINK DURING THAT

PRAYER, I THINK THAT'S

PROBABLY THE CLOSEST I'VE

EVER BEEN TO THE LORD.

BECAUSE I COULD LITERALLY

FEEL HIS ARMS WRAP AROUND

ME.

I REMEMBER ALMOST LIKE I

COULD HEAR HIM SAY, IT'S

GOING TO BE OKAY.

SHE'S GOING TO BE OKAY.

Terry: AFTER A MONTH

OF PRAYER, ASHLEY WENT

BACK IN FOR MORE SCANS.

AND ON THAT SCAN, I

STILL HAD ALL OF THE

TUMORS, BUT THERE WAS SOME

SHRINKAGE ON SOME OF THEM.

AND THAT WAS THE VERY

FIRST SCAN THAT WE FELT

ANYTHING POSITIVE.

Terry: JUST FOUR

MONTHS LATER, ASHLEY WAS

IN REMISSION.

DR. MILLER WAS AMAZED.

SHOCKED.

I MEAN, ESTATIC, BUT WITH

HER PROGNOSIS, I WAS

CONCERNED THAT SHE WOULD

NOT GET A RESPONSE.

Terry: ASHLEY HAS

REMAINED CANCER-FREE SINCE

2009.

I HAD AN OLDER PARTNER,

AND HE ASKED ME -- HE

SAYS, SO YOU ARE TELLING

ME YOU CURED THIS YOUNG

WOMAN OF THIS TERMINAL

CANCER?

AND I SAID, NO, SIR, I'M

NOT TELLING YOU THAT.

IT WAS LIKELY DIVINE

INTERVENTION, AND THEN GOD

USES THE TOOLS IN ORDER TO

AFFECT HER CURE.

I'M NOT SO ARROGANT TO

THINK THAT IT WAS ME.

Terry: FERTILITY

SPECIALISTS TOLD THE

HAWFORDS THEY COULD NEVER

HAVE MORE CHILDREN.

BUT HARLEY PRAYED ANYWAY.

I WOULD WAKE UP, AT

BREAKFAST, LUNCH, SUPPER,

AND BEFORE I WENT TO BED,

I WOULD SAY A PRAYER.

AND I WOULD ALWAYS PRAY

FOR A SISTER.

Terry: THEN IN

FEBRUARY OF 2012, ASHLEY

GOT A CALL FROM HER DOCTOR

ABOUT A ROUTINE BLOOD

TEST.

SHE SAYS, ASHLEY,

SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH

YOUR LAB WORK.

AND I SAID, WHAT?

AND SHE SAID, IT SAYS YOUR

PREGNANT.

Terry: AFTER A

TROUBLE-FREE PREGNANCY,

GRACE WAS BORN.

SHE WAS JOINED BY ELI FIVE

YEARS LATER.

THE HAWFORDS SAY THEY KNOW

FIRSTHAND THAT PRAYER

CHANGES EVERYTHING.

EVERYDAY THINGS, I GIVE

IT TO GOD.

I GIVE IT TO HIM.

AND I KNOW FROM MY PAST

EXPERIENCE WITH THE LORD,

THAT HE IS GOING TO TAKE

CARE OF THINGS.

I DON'T HAVE TO WORRY

ABOUT IT.

BUT NOW, WHEN SOMEBODY

SAYS, WILL YOU PRAY FOR

ME, I REALLY TRY TO TAKE

THAT TO HEART.

BECAUSE I THINK BACK TO

ALL OF THE PEOPLE WHO

PRAYED FOR ME AND THE

OUTCOME, AND HOW GOD

ANSWERED THAT PRAYER, AND

IT REALLY CHANGED HOW I

PRAY FOR PEOPLE.

Gordon: PRAYER

CHANGES THINGS.

IT IS DEEP WITHIN US.

IT IS THROUGH EVERY

CULTURE THAT WE SEEK GOD,

AND WE SEEK HIM THROUGH

PRAYER.

AND WE'RE ASKING FOR HIM

TO INTERVENE.

THE RABBIS TALK ABOUT THE

NATURAL ORDER OF THINGS.

GOD HAS PLACED THINGS INTO

BEING, AND HE HAS ACTUALLY

CREATED THE NATURAL ORDER.

BUT IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE A

SPIRITUAL AWARENESS, IT'S

IN THESE TIMES OF

TRANSCENDENCE THAT WE

UNDERSTAND THE PROVIDENCE

OF GOD.

THAT HE ACTIVELY

INTERVENES ON A REGULAR

BASIS TO WATCH OVER US.

THE APOSTLE PAUL SAID, WE

KNOW THAT ALL THINGS WORK

TOGETHER FOR GOOD, TO THEM

THAT LOVE THE LORD AND ARE

CALLED ACCORDING TO HIS

PURPOSE.

AND WE SOMETIMES NEED TO

BREAK FREE OF THE

SYMPTOMS, BREAK FREE OF

THE DOCTORS' REPORTS IN

ORDER TO GET TO THAT

PLACE, AS ASHLEY'S HUSBAND

GOT TO THAT PLACE, WHERE

HE GOT A HUG FROM GOD IN

THE REALIZATION THAT ALL

THINGS ARE GOING TO WORK

TOGETHER.

IT IS THE REASON WE PRAY.

IT IS THE REASON THAT IN

THE MIDDLE OF OUR

DIFFICULTY WE REACH OUT TO

HIM.

AND WE CRY OUT, DADDY, CAN

YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE

HERE?

CAN YOU CHANGE THINGS?

CAN YOU SHOW ME HOW YOU'RE

WORKING ALL THINGS

TOGETHER FOR GOOD?

AND THE ANSWER TO ALL OF

THOSE PRAYERS IS, YES, HE

CAN.

HE IS THE ANSWER TO EVERY

HUMAN NEED.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CRY

OUT TO HIM AND HAVE THAT

CHILD-LIKE FAITH THAT NO

MATTER WHAT'S COMING, HE

HAS GOT IT.

HE IS ABLE TO TAKE CARE OF

IT.

NOW, IF YOU NEED HELP WITH

ANYTHING, WE'RE HERE FOR

YOU 24 HOURS A DAY, SEVEN

DAYS A WEEK.

IF YOU WANT SOMEONE TO

CONTEND WITH YOU IN

PRAYER, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO

IS CALL US:

1-800-700-7000.

AND WE BELIEVE IN

PREVAILING PRAYER.

THAT FAMILY WENT THROUGH

PREVAILING PRAYER.

AND THINGS GOT BETTER AND

THINGS GOT WORSE, AND THEN

THINGS GOT BETTER AND

THINGS GOT WORSE.

HAVE YOU TO HOLD ON TO THE

PROMISES OF GOD.

WE'RE HERE FOR YOU TO DO

THAT.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CALL

US.

> WELL, STILL AHEAD,

INSIDE A SWELTERING SCHOOL

WHERE TEMPERATURES

ROUTINELY REACH 100.

NOW SEE WHY STUDENTS IN

THIS VILLAGE CAN'T WAIT TO

GET TO THE CLASSROOM.

THAT'S UP NEXT.

Gordon: IN ONE

HONDURAN VILLAGE, CLEAN

WATER IS NON-EXISTENT, AND

THE FAMILIES WHO LIVE

THERE ARE FORCED TO DRINK

THE SAME POLLUTED WATER AS

THEIR ANIMALS.

Reporter: EVEN WHEN

THE TEMPERATURES REACH

100 INSIDE THEIR

TEMPORARY CLASSROOM,

8-YEAR-OLD ARIELLA AND HER

CLASSMATES STILL HAVE TO

ATTEND SCHOOL.

IT WAS SO HOT AT OUR

SCHOOL, I COULDN'T EVEN

STUDY.

Reporter: THE WALLS

ARE MADE OF BLACK PLASTIC

SHEETING.

IT IS THE ONLY MATERIAL

THAT THE COMMUNITY COULD

AFFORD IN THIS EXTREMELY

IMPOVERISHED AREA OF

HONDURAS.

OUR CLASSES ARE

SUPPOSED TO GO FROM 8:00

TO 3:00.

BUT WE CAN'T STAND THE

HEAT.

I HAVE TO SEND THEM HOME

EARLY.

Reporter: TO MAKE

MATTERS WORSE, THE SCHOOL

HAS NO CLEAN WATER.

SO THEY HAVE TO GET IT

FROM THIS POND.

IT'S POLLUTED WITH BOTH

HUMAN AND ANIMAL WASTE.

SO "OPERATION BLESSING"

PROVIDED SOME HELP.

FIRST WE BUILT THE

CHILDREN A BRAND NEW

SCHOOL, USING CONCRETE

BLOCKS WITH WINDOWS THAT

STRETCH ACROSS TWO ENTIRE

WALLS TO PROVIDE

VENTILATION.

THIS SCHOOL IS MUCH

BETTER THAN THE OTHER ONE

AND IT DOESN'T BOTHER US

ANYMORE.

Reporter: NEXT, WE

DISCOVERED AN UNDERGROUND

MOUNTAIN SPRINGS NEAR THE

VILLAGE.

AND WE RAN A PIPE TO IT

FROM A 5,000 GALLON

HOLDING TANK THAT WE ALSO

BUILT.

AND WE RAN PIPES TO EACH

HOME AND THE SCHOOL, SO

THAT EVERYONE HAS CLEAN

WATER TO USE FOR DRINKING,

COOKING, AND BATHING.

NOW WE HAVE FRESH,

CLEAN WATER AT HOME.

AND MY LITTLE GIRL DOES

NOT GET SICK ANYMORE.

Reporter: AND, OF

COURSE, THE KIDS AT SCHOOL

ARE GLAD THEY HAVE CLEAN

WATER, TOO.

THANKS, "OPERATION

BLESSING," BECAUSE YOU

BUILT OUR SCHOOL AND

BROUGHT CLEAN WATER TO US.

Gordon: BE A PART OF

IT.

BE A PART OF EVERYTHING WE

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