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700 Club Interactive - December 7, 2017

Studio 5 host, Efrem Graham shares this week's top five trending stories from the world of entertainment. Read Transcript


Gordon: NEGLECTED AS

A CHILD, AND DEVASTATED BY

THE DEATH OF HER LITTLE

SISTER.

BY THE TIME I WAS 25

YEARS OLD, I WAS I'D GOING

TEITHERGOING TO BE DEAD OR IN

PRISON FOR A REALLY LONG

TIME.

I SAID, OH, MY GOD, I'M IN

HELL, AND I DESERVE THIS.

Gordon: SEE HER

DRAMATIC CHANGE ON TODAY'S

"700 CLUB INTERACTIVE."

WELCOME TO THE SHOW, HERE

IS EFREM GRAHAM WITH

"STUDIO 5's" TOP FIVE.

Efrem: AT NUMBER FIVE

FIVE...SINGER SELENA GOMEZ

WAS A GUEST AT THIS YEAR'S

HILLSONG CONFERENCE,

TAKING THE STAGE TO READ A

LETTER ADDRESSED TO

HERSELF AND SHARING HER

PERSONAL FAITH JOURNEY.

YOU ARE EXCEPTIONAL.

NOT BECAUSE YOU TRIED HARD

OR NOT BECAUSE YOU HAVE

LOVE IN YOUR HEART OR PUT

ON YOUR BEST FACE, NOT

BECAUSE YOU HAVE BEEN

GIVEN A LARGE PLATFORM,

AND NOT BECAUSE OTHERS

TELL YOU ARE LOVED, YOU

ARE LOVED BECAUSE YOU ARE

A CHILD OF GOD WHO HAS

LOVED YOU FROM THE VERY

BEGINNING.

[APPLAUSE]

Efrem: AT NUMBER

FOUR...FIT ANGEL RELEASES

"THE CHOSEN."

IT TELLS THE STORY OF THE

FIRST CHRISTMAS, AND

DIRECTOR DALLAS JENKINS

CALLS IT THE MOST

IMPORTANT FILM HE HAS EVER

MADE.

[INAUDIBLE]

Efrem: AT NUMBER

THREE...

LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT

GIFT FOR THE BELIEVER ON

YOUR LIST THIS HOLIDAY

CITY?

Efrem: COMMODITY JOHN

CRISTD DOES IT AGAIN.

NOW EVERYTHING YOU LOVE

ABOUT THE ECHO, EXCEPT

SUPER CHRISTIAN.

ALEXA, TEXT VANESSA.

Efrem: IT IS THE

BELIEVER'S ALTERNATIVE TO

THE AMAZON'S ECHO.

LET NO UNWHOLESOME

STUFF COME OUT OF YOUR

MOUTH.

IT IS PROGRAMMED TO

HELP YOU WITH YOUR

INDIVIDUAL STRUGGLES.

YOU WANT SOMETHING TO

DRINK?

THAT BETTER BE A COKE

BOTTLE.

Efrem: AT NUMBER

TWO...A SNEAK PEEK AT AN

UPLIFTING FAMILY ROMANCE.

* I GIVE IT ALL FOR YOU

* IF YOU LET ME

Efrem: "FOREVER MY

GIRL" IS ABOUT TAKING

SECOND CHANCES AND FINDING

YOUR WAY BACK HOME.

I'M SORRY ABOUT YOUR

GRANDMA, JOSIE.

Efrem: A ROCK STAR

RETURNS HOME TO HIS SMALL

TOWN AND SOUTHERN ROOTS,

YEARS AFTER JILTING HIS

BRIDE AT THE ALTER AND

CHOOSING FAME AND FORTUNE

OVER LOVE.

THIS IS WHERE YOU WORK?

I OWN IT.

I DID SOMETHING FOR MYSELF

AFTER YOU WALKED OUT.

Efrem: THIS FILM HITS

THEATERS NATIONWIDE

JANUARY 19th.

WHY DID YOU LEAVE MY

MAMA?

I GOT LOST.

BUT YOU FOUND YOUR WAY

BACK NOW, RIGHT?

WHERE IS YOUR CAR?

RIGHT HERE.

DO YOU KNOW THE STATS

OF HAVING AN ACCIDENT IN A

CONVERTIBLE?

THEY ARE LOW, STAGGERINGLY

LOW.

Efrem: AT NUMBER

ONE...

* YOU ARE GRACE

IT WAS GRACE THAT TOUCHED TAUGHT

MY HEART TO FEAR *

* WITH GRACE MY FEARS

RELEASED *

Efrem: "AMAZING

GRACE" COMMANDS A STANDING

OVATION ON NBC'S "THE

VOICE" WHEN CONTESTANT AND

CHRISTIAN YOUTH LEADER

BROOK DELIVERS A

HAIR-RAISING PERFORMANCE.

* IT WAS GRACE

Efrem: HER PARENTS,

WHO ARE BOTH EVANGELISTS,

BEAMED AND BLEW KISSES

FROM THE AUDIENCE.

* I WAS BLIND BUT NOW I

SEE *

[APPLAUSE]

[CHEERING]

Gordon: IF YOU WANT

TO STAY UP TO DATE ON ALL

OF THE LATEST IN

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS, CHECK

OUT EFREM'S WEEKLY SHOW,

"STUDIO 5."

YOU CAN WATCH IT ONLINE

AT cbnnews.com/"STUDIO

5."

UP NEXT, BOMBS FORCED HER

FROM HER HOME.

FIND OUT HOW SHE BEGAN

LEARNING AND EXPERIENCING

PEACE.

RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Gordon: REEM IS A

13-YEAR-OLD GIRL WHO'S

BEST FRIEND WAS KILLED BY

A BOMB IN SYRIA.

SHE AND HER MOTHER ESCAPED

TO LEBANON, WHERE THEY

STRUGGLED JUST TO GET BY.

THEN REEM RECEIVED AN

INVITATION THAT NOT ONLY

CHANGED HER LIFE, IT ALSO

GAVE HER A PROMISING

FUTURE.

Reporter: WALKING

THROUGH THE SMALL

APARTMENT BUILDING SHE NOW

CALLS HOME, REEM IS

REMINDED OF HER FORMER

LIFE IN SYRIA AND HOW THE

WAR CHANGED EVERYTHING IN

AN INSTANT.

THE BOMBS CAME DOWN.

AND ONE FILLED MY BEST

FRIEND, WHO WAS IN THE

FIELD.

AND THEN A BOMB HIT OUR

HOUSE.

I WAS SO SCARED.

Reporter: THE FAMILY

FOUND A CAR AND MADE THEIR

WAY THROUGH THE CHECK

POINTS INTO SOUTHERN

LEBANON, CLAIMING TO BE

WORKERS.

WHEN I MET REEM'S MOTHER,

SHE EXPLAINED THEY LIVED

IN POVERTY AND SHARED AN

APARTMENT EVER SINCE.

WE OFTEN HAVE TO DEPEND

ON OTHERS WITH HELP WITH

FOOD AND RENT.

BUT ONE OF THE HARDEST

THINGS IS SEEING REEM NOT

GETTING A GOOD EDUCATION.

I WOULD SEE HER ON THE

BALCONY SADLY WATCHING

OTHERS COMING HOME FROM

SCHOOL.

SHE SAID HOW GLAD SHE

WOULD BE TO GO TO SCHOOL,

AND THAT MADE ME CRY.

FOR A WHILE I WENT TO A

SCHOOL FOR REFUGEES, BUT

THE TEACHERS WERE MEAN, SO

I STOPPED GOING.

Reporter: THEN REEM

WAS INVITED TO COME TO THE

"HEART FOR LEBANON"

CENTRE, SUPPORTED BY CBN.

AND HERE SHE AND OTHERS

STUDY ARABIC, EN ENGLISH AND

MATH, AND LEARN ABOUT

JESUJESUS CHRIST.

I LOVE THE SCHOOL SO

MUCH BECAUSE THE TEACHERS

REALLY CARE ABOUT US AND

TEACH US SO MUCH.

MY FAVORITE THING IS

LEARNING ABOUT JESUS AND

HOW HE DIED ON THE CROSS

TO SAVE US FROM OUR SINS.

Reporter: ALL OF THE

KIDS HERE COME FROM MUSLIM

FAMILIES.

THEIR PARENTS KNOW THIS IS

AN OPENLY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

AND THIS IS THE BEST

CHANCE THEY HAVE AT

GETTING A GOOD EDUCATION.

I HAVE NO PROBLEM AT

ALL WITH REEM GOING TO A

CHRISTIAN SCHOOL.

ON THE CONTRARY, SHE HAS

DEVELOPED LOVE, AND AS A

MOTHER, I AM SUPPOSED TO

TEACH MY CHILDREN THESE

THINGS.

NOW SHE COMES TO ME AND

TELLS ME ABOUT GOOD

MANNERS AND A POSITIVE

ATTITUDE.

Reporter: AND THE

HOPE CENTER ALSO SHOWS

"SUPERBOOK" IN ARABIC, TO

HELP THE CHILDREN BETTER

UNDERSTAND THE BIBLE.

I REALLY ENJOY

"SUPERBOOK" BECAUSE I CAN

SEE THE STORIES OF JESUS.

I LOVE THAT JESUS TELLS US

NOT TO HURT OTHERS, BUT TO

RESPECT LIFE AND HELP

OTHERS DO BETTER.

MY FAVORITE PART IS

PRAYING AFTER THE

"SUPERBOOK" EPISODE.

Reporter: REEM AND

HER MOTHER ALSO GET FOOD

FROM HEAR "HEART FOR LEBANON"

AND CBN NEWS.

SEEING REEM COME HOME

EXCITED FROM SCHOOL AND

READY FOR A GOOD MEAL

MAKES ME REALLY HAPPY.

I JUST WANT TO THANK ALL

OF THE PEOPLE WHO ARE

HELPING TO SUPPORT US.

GOD'S BLESSING.

I WANT TO THANK THE

CHRISTIANS AND EVERYONE

WHO IS HELPING US WITH ALL

OF MY HEART.

I PRAY THAT PEOPLE WOULD

STOP DOING EVIL THINGS TO

ONE ANOTHER.

I KNOW SOME OF THEM

DON'T WANT US TO FOLLOW

JESUS, BUT JESUS MEANS THE

WORLD TO ME.

Gordon: IF YOU WANT

TO SEE THE CHILDREN OF THE

WORLD GET THE STORIES OF

THE BIBLE, NOT IN ENGLISH,

BUT IN THEIR OWN

LANGUAGE -- WE ARE NOW UP

TO 43 LANGUAGES, ON OUR

WAY TO THE GOAL OF 55.

ONCE WE HIT 55 LANGUAGES,

WE WANT TO TAKE IT INTO

EVERY SINGLE BROADCAST

LANGUAGE.

AND THEN WHEN WE'RE DONE

WITH THAT, WE WANT TO TAKE

IT OUT EVEN FURTHER.

YOU CAN BE A PART OF THAT.

HOW, BY JOINING THE

"SUPERBOOK" D.V.D. CLUB.

AND FOR A GIFT OF $25 OR

MORE, WE'LL SEND YOU THE

LATEST EPISODE OF THE

STORIES OF THE MIRACLES OF

JESUS, HOW JESUS HEALED

THE BLIND.

YOU'LL GET THREE COPIES OF

IT, SO YOU CAN SHARE THE

EPISODE WITH YOUR FAMILY,

YOUR FRIENDS, AND BE PART

OF SHARING THE STORIES OF

THE BIBLE WITH OTHER

CHILDREN.

BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, YOUR

GIFT OF $25 GOES INTO THE

PRODUCTION COSTS, THE

DISTRIBUTION COSTS, THE

TRANSLATION COSTS OF

"SUPERBOOK," SO CHILDREN

AROUND THE WORLD CAN SEE

THESE STORIES IN THEIR OWN

LANGUAGE.

IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART

OF IT, CALL US NOW:

1-800-700-7000.

WELL, COMING UP, AFTER

LOSING POWER, A FLIGHT

CRASHES TO THE GROUND.

FIND OUT HOW THE PILOT

SURVIVED, AND WHY THE

DOCTOR'S PROGNOSIS

CHANGED.

PLUS, WE'LL BE PRAYING FOR

YOU.

THAT'S UP NEXT.

Gordon: CHRIS SAUL

HAD NO IDEA THAT HIS

CASUAL FLIGHT WOULD END IN

A BURST OF FLAMES.

NOBODY THOUGHT THEY WOULD

SURVIVE, BUT THEN THEY SAW

CHRIS WALKING RIGHT

THROUGH THE FLIER.

Reporter: IT WAS

7:45 a.m., AND CHRIS

HAUL WAS TAKING HIS NEW

PLANE FOR A TEST FLIGHT IN

TEXAS.

A SWEET LITTLE FLIGHT,

NO WIND.

AND AS I WAS MAKING MY

DESCENT, I FELT A LITTLE

BUMP IN THE SEAT.

AND I KNOW THE HOLY SPIRIT

SAID, CHRIS, YOU LOST

POWER.

I REACHED DOWN TO SHOVE

THE THROTTLE FORWARD FULL

POWER, AND I HAD NOTHING.

THE ENGINE WENT QUIET.

Reporter: CHRIS TRIED

TO RESTART THE ENGINE, BUT

IT WOULDN'T TURN OVER.

WHAT HE DIDN'T KNOW WAS

THAT HIS FUEL PUMP HAD

FAILED.

WHEN I DIPPED BELOW THE

HORIZON AND I REALIZED I

WAS GOING TO CRASH, I SAID

OUT LOUD, HERE WE GO, AND

I WAS TALKING TO THE LORD.

Reporter: CHRIS'

FRIEND, FLOYD, A RETIRED

F.A.A. DIRECTOR, WAS ON

THE TARMAC WHEN HE SAW THE

EXPLOSION IN THE DISTANCE.

IT WAS AT LEAST 400 TO

500 FEET IN THE AIR.

A HUGE FIREBALL.

AS I BEGAN TO RUN TOWARDS

THE CRASH SITE, I WAS ALSO

PRAYING.

AND I SAID, CHRIS IS NOT

FINISHED -- YOU'RE NOT

FINISHED WITH CHRIS.

9-1-1.

WE'RE AT THE AIRPORT,

AND THERE IS AN AIRCRAFT

THAT HAS GONE INTO THE

GROUND.

Reporter: E.M.S.

STEVEN STONE RESPONDED TO

THE CALL.

WE SAW THE BLACK SMOKE

COMING UP.

I WOULD HAVE NEVER SAID

THAT ANYBODY WOULD HAVE

WALKED AWAY FROM IT.

WHEN I PUSHED THE DOOR

OPEN, I HEARD GLASS BREAK,

I HEARD METAL BEND.

THAT'S WHEN EVERYTHING

WENT ORANGE.

HE WAS WALKING OVER TO

US, WHICH I THOUGHT IT WAS

MIRACULOUS.

HE JUST LOOKED LIKE HE

JUST WALKED OUT OF THE

FLAMES.

Reporter: CHRIS WAS

QUICKLY TRANSPORTED TO THE

NEAREST HOSPITAL.

HE CALLED HIS WIFE, DOT,

FROM THE AMBULANCE.

HE SAID, I CRASHED MY

PLANE AND I'M NOT HURT

VERY BAD.

HIS AMBULANCE DRIVER

GRABBED THE PHONE AWAY

FROM HIM AND SAID,

MS. HALL, CHRIS IS HURT

REALLY BAD, AND WE'RE

GOING TO BE CARE FLIGHTING

HIM TO PARKLAND HOSPITAL.

AS DOT RUSHED TO THE

HOSPITAL, SHE CALLED THEIR

SON.

WE WERE BOTH PRAYING,

YOU KNOW THAT NO WEAPON

FORMED AGAINST CHRIS WILL

PROSPER, AND THAT HE WILL

LIVE AND NOT DIE, AND THAT

HIS BODY WILL BE TOTALLY

HEALED.

Reporter: WHEN DOT

ARRIVED, DOCTORS WERE

PREPARING TO INTUBATE

CHRIS AND ADMIT HIM TO

I.C.U.

HIS HEAD WAS SWOLLEN

TWICE THE SIZE, AND HE WAS

BURNED REALLY, REALLY BAD.

TO SEE CHRIS LIKE THAT WAS

VERY HARD.

SHE SAID, HI, BABE.

AND IT WAS LIKE A VOICE

FROM HEAVEN.

I WAS THAT HAPPY THAT SHE

WAS THERE.

Reporter: CHRIS WAS

STABILIZED AND FOUND TO

HAVE NO BROKEN BONES OR

INTERNAL INJURIES.

THE CONCERN WAS THE AMOUNT

OF SKIN GRAFTS REQUIRED TO

HEAL THE SECOND AND

THIRD-DEGREE BURNS,

COVERING OVER 20% OF HIS

BODY.

DOCTORS TOOK ME OUT IN

THE HALLWAY, AND I ASKED

THEM, WHAT ARE WE LOOKING

AT?

THEY SAID, YOU'RE GOING TO

BE HERE FOR MONTHS.

I JUST THOUGHT, GOD'S

BIGGER THAN THAT.

SO I JUST TOOK OFF BY

MYSELF DOWN THE HALLWAY

AND SAID, LORD, WHAT DO

YOU SAY ABOUT THIS?

AND I JUST FELT LIKE HE

SPOKE TO ME AND SAID, TWO

WEEKS, YOU'LL BE HERE FOR

TWO WEEKS.

Reporter: DOT, THEIR

SONS, FAMILY MEMBERS, AND

SEVERAL CLOSE FRIENDS

PRAYED FOR CHRIS' FULL

RECOVERY.

WE WOULD LAY OR HANDS

ON I.C.U., AND WE WOULD

SAY, CHRIS, BE HEALED.

IT FELT AWESOME TO HAVE

PEOPLE AGREEING IN PRAYER.

I WAS LAYING THERE.

THE ONLY THING THAT I HAD

WAS THE PRESENCE OF GOD.

I DIDN'T HAVE ANYTHING

ELSE.

Reporter: TWO WEEKS

TO THE DAY, DOCTORS

PERMITTED CHRIS TO LEAVE.

IT FELT AMAZING TO ME

TO KNOW THAT GOD HAD HEARD

MY PRAYERS.

AS WE WERE DRIVING UP

THE DRIVEWAY, I KNEW I WAS

HOME.

THAT WAS -- IT STILL

TOUCHES ME.

Reporter: AFTER THREE

MONTHS OF TREATMENT, CHRIS

WAS BACK ON HIS FEET.

TODAY HE AND HIS WIFE,

DOT, MINISTER AT CHURCHES

AROUND THE COUNTRY AND

SHARE THEIR STORY OF

ANSWERED PRAYER.

THERE IS NOTHING CHRIS

CAN'T DO TODAY THAT HE HAS

ALWAYS BEEN ABLE TO DO.

THERE IS NO QUESTION

THAT THE HAND OF GOD WAS

ON CHRIS.

I BELIEVED GO BELIEVE GOD BEFORE THE

FIRE.

DON'T WAIT UNTIL SOMETHING

LIKE THIS HAS TO GE HAPPENS TO GET

YOU TO BELIEVE.

Gordon: BELIEVE GOD

BEFORE THE FIRE.

REALIZE HE WILL BE YOUR

VERY PRESENT HELP FOR TIME

OF TROUBLE.

MAYBE FOR YOU RIGHT NOW,

YOU'RE IN THAT TROUBLE,

YOU'RE IN THAT PLACE.

NOT A FIERY PLANE CRASH,

BUT IT FEELS LIKE IT.

IT FEELS LIKE YOU'VE GOT

NOWHERE TO TURN.

WELL, LET'S PRAY FOR YOU

RIGHT NOW.

AND IF YOU'RE NOT IN

TROUBLE, JOIN WITH US.

LET'S CREATE A GREAT

CIRCLE OF PRAYER FOR THOSE

WHO ARE IN NEED.

AND REALIZE THAT WHEN TWO

OR MORE AGREE TOUCHING

ANYTHING, IT SHALL BE DONE

FOR THEM BY MY FATHER IN

HEAVEN.

THESE ARE THE WORDS OF

JESUS.

AND WE CAN RELY ON THEM.

LET'S JUST BELIEVE AND

LET'S TRUST, AND LET'S

WAIT FOR YOUR MIRACLE.

> LORD, WE JUST LIFT

THOSE WHO ARE IN NEED

RIGHT NOW.

AND WHETHER THAT NEED IS

FINANCIAL, WHETHER IT IS

FAMILY, WHETHER IT IS HELP

IN TIME OF DANGER, WHETHER

IT IS A NEED FOR PHYSICAL

HEALING, LORD GOD, WE COME

INTO AGREEMENT, TOUCHING

IT NOW.

IN JESUS' NAME.

AND WE SAY OVER THEM, BE

HEALED, AND RESTORED, BE

DELIVERED, BE PROVIDED FOR

NOW.

AND, LORD, WE JUST TRUST

IN YOUR UNFAILING LOVE,

THAT YOU ARE ABLE TO DO

EXCEEDINGLY ABOVE ALL THAT

WE COULD EVER ASK OR

THINK.

SO DO IT, LORD, BE WITH

THEM NOW, FOR WE ASK IT

ALL IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

AND AMEN.

WE'RE HERE FOR YOU.

IF YOU NEED PRAYER, WE

BELIEVE IN PREVAILING

PRAYER.

THE PRAYER THAT KEEPS

ASKING, KEEPS KNOCKING,

KEEPS SEEKING UNTIL YOU

GET THE ANSWER.

SO WE'RE HERE FOR YOU.

ALL HAVE YOU TO DO IS PICK

UP A PHONE AND CALL US:

1-800-700-7000.

> UP NEXT, SHE FLIPPED

HER CAR, AND THAT'S WHEN

SHE SAID EVERYTHING WENT

BLACK.

I FELT A FEAR IN MY

HEART AND IN MY MIND THAT

I HAD NEVER FELT BEFORE.

I SAID, OH, MY GOD, I'M IN

HELL, AND I DESERVE THIS.

Gordon: YOU DON'T

WANT TO MISS WHAT HAPPENED

NEXT, RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Gordon: FOR A TIME,

GRACE GONZALES THOUGHT THE

WORLD WOULD BE BETTER OFF

IF SHE WA DEAD.

WERE DEAD.

GRACE CERTAINLY BELIEVED

SHE WOULD BE BETTER OFF IF

SHE WEREN'T ALIVE.

THAT CHANGED ONE NIGHT

WHEN GRACE OVERDOSED AND

GOT A GLIMPSE OF HER

ETERNITY.

HONESTLY, I WASN'T

HAPPY LIVING.

I DON'T WANT TO BE ALIVE

IF I'M LIVING IN THIS

WORLD JUST STRUGGLING DAY

TO DAY AND NOT

ACCOMPLISHING ANYTHING.

I'M GOING TO GET IN MY

CAR, AND WHATEVER HAPPENS,

HAPPENS.

I DON'T WANT TO BE ALIVE.

Reporter: LIFE HAD

ALWAYS BEEN A PAINFUL ROAD

FOR GRACE GONZALES.

HER CHILDHOOD LEFT HER

FEELING WORTHLESS.

MY GRANDFATHER WAS A

DRUG DEALER AND GANG

LEADER, AND MY GRANDMOTHER

WAS ALSO A MAID BY DAY,

BUT SHE WOULD SPEND HER

NIGHTS IN THE BARS.

MY DAD, I JUST REMEMBER

HIM BEING OUT A LOT.

AND MY MOM WAS ALWAYS --

SHE WAS JUST ALWAYS TOO

BUSY.

Reporter: THEN HER

SISTER, GABRIELLA, DROWN

WHEN GRACE WAS JUST SIX.

RIGHT BEFORE WE FOUND

HER FLOATING IN A CREEK, I

HAVE A MEMORY OF HER

COMING UP TO ME AND ASKING

IF SHE COULD PLAY WITH ME

AND THE OTHER KIDS, AND I

TOLD HER NO BECAUSE I FELT

THAT SHE WAS TOO SMALL,

AND I JUST WANTED TO BE

WITH THE OLDER KIDS.

I FELT GUILTY, AND I FELT

ANGRY AT MYSELF.

I QUICKLY LEARNED AS A

CHILD TO SHUT MYSELF OFF

TO THOSE FEELINGS AND TO

NOT FEEL ANYTHING AT ALL.

Reporter: BUT THE

FEELINGS WERE STILL THERE

EATING AWAY AT HER SPIRIT.

SO AT AGE 12, GRACE

STARTED USING DRUGS AND

ALCOHOL.

BY HER MID-TEENS, SHE WAS

AN ADDICT.

FROM THE TIME I WAS

SMALL, I QUICKLY FELT THAT

I COULD DO NO RIGHT,

ESPECIALLY AFTER THE DEATH

OF MY SISTER.

AND THEN GROWING UP, I

JUST FELT THAT EVERY TIME

I DID SOMETHING WRONG,

WHETHER IT WAS MY FAULT OR

NOT, I GOT PUNISHED FOR

IT.

IF THIS IS THE LIFE THAT

IS DESTINED FOR ME TO

LIVE, THEN I'M GOING TO

GIVE IT ALL I GOT.

BY THE TIME I WAS 25 YEARS

OLD, I WAS EITHER GOING TO

BE DEAD OR BE IN PRISON

FOR A REALLY LONG TIME,

AND I WAS OKAY WITH THAT.

I FELT I DIDN'T HAVE ANY

VALUE.

Reporter: GRACE WAS

KICKED OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL

AT 16 FOR DRUG ABUSE AND

LEFT HER CHAOTIC HOME.

FOR THE NEXT SIX YEARS SHE

LIVED ON THE STREETS,

LANDING IN JAIL MULTIPLE

TIMES FOR STEALING OR

DEALING DRUGS.

THOUGH GRACE HAD HEARD

ABOUT GOD, SHE DOUBTED HE

EXISTED.

I WOULD HOPE THAT THERE

WAS REALLY A GOD AND THAT

HE WAS REAL.

I WOULD ACTUALLY, I GUESS,

CALL OUT TO HIM AND I

WOULD TELL HIM, YOU TOOK

THE WRONG ONE, MEANING YOU

TOOK THE WRONG SISTER,

BECAUSE I'M NOT DOING

ANYTHING MEANINGFUL WITH

MY LIFE.

I'M A DRUG ADDICT, I'M AN

ALCOHOLIC, I'M ON THE

STREETS, I'M HURTING

PEOPLE, AND I'M HURTING

MYSELF.

Reporter: ONE NIGHT

WHEN GRACE WAS 22, SHE

OVERDOSED, AND SHE LATER

AWOKE, ANGER TO BE ALIVE.

SHE SAT UP IN HER CAR,

HOPING TO END IT ALL.

I REMEMBER FEELING SO

ANGRY AND HURT AND

HOPELESS.

AND I MIGHT DIE, AND

THAT'S OKAY.

I DIDN'T CARE.

IT WAS JUST ABOUT 20

MINUTES AFTER THAT, I

WRECKED.

I STARTED FLIPPING ON THE

FREEWAY, AND THEN

EVERYTHING WENT BLACK.

Reporter: A

BY-STANDER RUSHED TO HELP

AND DRAGGED HER OUT OF THE

CAR.

FLAMES SURROUNDING ME.

I FELT A FEAR EN MY HEART IN MY HEART

AND IN MY MIND THAT I HAD

NEVER FELT BEFORE.

I SAID, SO MUCH M OH, MY GOD, I'M IN

HELL, AND I DESERVE THIS.

AND THEN AN ARM REACHED IN

AND SNATCHED ME OUT OF

THERE.

AND WHEN I WOKE UP, I WAS

IN AN AMBULANCE, BEING

WORKED ON BY PARAMEDICS.

I SAID, I HAVE TO GIVE

THIS GOD A CHANCE.

AND I SAID, GOD, HELP ME.

AND WHEN I SAID IT, I

MEANT IT.

AND THAT WAS IT, I WAS OUT

AGAIN.

I WOKE UP 10 HOURS LATER,

BY MYSELF, IN A HOSPITAL

ROOM, NEXT TO AN OPEN

WINDOW.

THE SUN WAS SHINING IN.

AND WHEN I WOKE UP AND SAY

THAT, I FELT AS IF I HAD

LITERALLY SAW JESUS.

AND THAT FILLED ME WITH

HOPE.

AND BECAUSE HE SAVED MY

LIFE, NOW YOU CAN HAVE IT.

Reporter: THAT WAS

THE FIRST STEP OF A LONG

JOURNEY FOR GRACE.

HER LEG WAS BADLY MANGLED

IN THE ACCIDENT, LEAVING

HER WHEELCHAIR-BOUND.

THOUGH SHE BEGAN TO READ

THE BIBLE, SHE WAS STILL

ADDICTED.

AFTER TWO YEARS, THE

DOCTOR SAID AMPUTATING HER

LEG WAS THE ONLY OPTION

DUE TO THE INFECTION.

TWO DAYS LATER, WHEN I

WENT TO THE HOSPITAL, THEY

SAID, WE DON'T KNOW WHAT

HAPPENED, BUT YOUR

INFECTION IS GONE.

YOU WILL WALK AGAIN.

THAT GAVE ME THE HOPE.

I MADE A DECISION RIGHT

THERE IN MYSELF THAT SAID,

I CAN TRUST GOD.

Reporter: GRACE COULD

NOW LET GOD TAKE FULL

CONTROL OF HER LIFE.

SHE ALSO OVERCAME HER

ADDICTIONS.

SOON SHE ENROLLED IN TEXAS

BIBLE INSTITUTE.

AS SHE GREW CLOSER TO GOD,

SHE FELT HIS LOVE WASH

AWAY THE PAIN AND GUILT

SHE CARRIED FOR SO MANY

YEARS.

MY HEART WAS DIFFERENT.

I WAS NO LONGER FILLED

WITH ANGER.

I WAS NO LONGER FILLED

WITH HURT.

THAT HAD BEEN REPLACED BY

GRATEFULNESS.

I AM THE HAPPIEST I HAVE

EVER BEEN.

I FEEL LIKE I WANT PEOPLE

SO BADLY TO GET IT, THAT

HOPE IS AVAILABLE FOR

EVERYONE, AND HIS NAME IS

JESUS.

Gordon: AND HE IS THE

GOD OF ALL HOPE.

AND THE GOOD NEWS: HE

WANTS TO COME TO YOU RIGHT

WHERE YOU ARE.

MAYBE YOU'RE IN A TRAFFIC

WRECK, AND YOU COME OUT IN

THE AMBULANCE AND YOU SAY,

OH, GOD, HELP ME.

HE IS RIGHT THERE.

IN HIM WE LIVE AND MOVE

AND HAVE OUR BEING.

AND IF YOU WANT HIM IN

YOUR LIFE, ALL YOU HAVE TO

DO IS MEAN IT.

AND SAY IT.

WHEN YOU SEEK ME WITH ALL

OF YOUR HEART, YOU WILL

FIND IT.

SO YOU SAY IT WITH ALL OF

YOUR HEART, AND THEN HE'LL

COME.

HERE IS THE PRAYER FOR

YOU: JESUS, IF YOU'RE

THERE, IF YOU CAN HEAR ME,

IF YOU ARE MY SAVIOR,

COULD YOU SHOW UP FOR ME?

COULD YOU COME FOR ME NOW?

AND JESUS, I WANT TO

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