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700 Club Interactive - March 15, 2018

A former C-I-A agent shares her story on how she worked to take down terrorists. Read Transcript


Gordon: TEN YEARS AS

AN UNDERCOVER OP.

THE MAJORITY O OF MY

CAREER WAS SPENT IN THE

MIDDLE EAST REGION.

I WAS A COMPLETE A ANOMALY

TO THESE GUYS.

Gordon: ONE FORMER

C.I.A. AGENT SHEER SHARES HER

STORY.

> PLUS...A YOUNG DRUG

DEALER WITH NO WAY OUT.

MY PLAN WAS TO TRY TO

FIND A GUN.

BUT THEN WHEN I SAW THE

POLICE COMING IN, I DIDN'T

KNOW WHAT TO DO.

Gordon: SEE HOW THIS

ARREST BROUGHT HIM

FREEDOM.

ALL ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

> WELL, WELCOME TO THE

SHOW.

HERE IS EFREM GRAHAM WITH

THIS WEEK'S TOP FIVE

STORIES FROM "STUDIO 5."

Efrem: AT NUMBER

FIVE...

MAKE ROOM FOR MAKE

ROOM.

Efrem: JONATHAN

McREYNOLDS' "MAKE ROOM"

PROJECT IS AVAILABLE NOW.

*

*

* THE TRUTH IS I'M NOT

LUCKY IN LOVE *

Efrem: AND WITH THAT

NEW MUSIC, HE OPENS UP

ABOUT STRUGGLES WITH

LONELINESS AND OVERCOMING

THEM.

IF YOU LISTEN TO MY

MUSIC, IT IS ALWAYS A

SNAPSHOT OF WHERE I AM IN

LIFE.

THIS IS LIKE A DIARY,

ALMOST, A JOURNAL.

AND THIS PARTICULAR OF

STAGE IN MY LIFE, WHILE

CAREER AND PEOPLE AND

RELATIONSHIPS TAKE SO MUCH

SPACE, IT IS DEFINITELY AN

OBJECTIVE OF MINE IN THIS

SEASON TO BE MAKING ROOM

FOR GOD.

Efrem: AT NUMBER

FOUR...

MORE THAN 10 MILLION

PEOPLE TUNED INTO FOR THE

SINGING.

THERE WERE 10.3 MILLION

TOTAL VIEWERS, DOWN ABOUT

700,000 VIEWERS SINCE THE

LAST SEASON.

I MOVED TO NASHVILLE TO

DO MUSIC IN 2016, AND I

ACTUALLY GOT HIT BY A CAR

AND PARALYZED FROM THE

WAIST DOWN.

Efrem: THE RETURN OF

THE SERIES ALSO MARKS THE

RETURN OF EMOTIONAL

CONTESTANT JOURNEYS, LIKE

THIS ONCE PARALYZED

SINGER.

I LOOKED DOWN, AND SURE

ENOUGH, THERE IS MY LEG

AND I CAN'T FEEL IT.

THEN I'M IN BED ONE NIGHT,

AND I SEE MY FOOT MOVE,

JUST A LITTLE.

WHEN I HEARD ABOUT WHAT

HAPPENED TO DAVID, I WAS

DEVASTATED, AND I WROTE TO

HIM, HOPEFULLY ENCOURAGING

HIM NOT TO GIVE UP AT ALL.

* ISN'T SHE PRETTY

* TRULY AN ANGEL

* BOY, I'M SO HAPPY

DID WE SAY YOU'RE GOING

TO HOLLYWOOD?

WE DID.

YOU'RE GOING TO HOLLYWOOD!

Efrem: AT NUMBER

THREE...

ADAM, YOU HAVE NEWS ON

KIRK COUSINS, WHAT IS IT?

HE IS LIKELY TO SIGN

WITH THE MINNEAPOLIS

VIKINGS.

Efrem: THE WORD ON

THE STREET IS KIRK COUSINS

IS INKING A DEAL WITH THE

MINNEAPOLIS VIKINGS.

WHILE I ACCEPTED CHRIST

AS MY LORD AND SAVIOR AT

THE AGE OF SEVEN OR EIGHT

YEARS OLD, I THINK WHEN I

REALLY TOOK OWNERSHIP OF

MY FAITH IS WHEN I MOVED

INTO HIGH SCHOOL AND

REALLY STARTED TO LEARN

WHAT IT MEANT TO NOT JUST

BE CALLING MYSELF A

CHRISTIAN, BUT TO ACTUALLY

BE A FOLLOWER OF JESUS

CHRIST.

Efrem: AT NUMBER

TWO...

*

* WHEN YOU'RE WEARY

* AND FEELING DOWN

Efrem: JOHN LEGEND

GRACES THE COVER OF THE

LATEST ISSUE OF A

MAGAZINE, OPENING UP ABOUT

PLAYING JESUS ON SUNDAY IN

A PLAY.

I HELPED PAY MY WAY

THROUGH JOOL B SCHOOL BY BEING A

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC AT MY

CHURCH.

* DON'T LOOK BACK AND

WONDER HOW I GOT OLD *

Efrem: AS NUMBER

ONE...

LISTEN, Y'ALL, WE ARE

NOT FIGHTING FOR VICTORY.

WE ARE FIGHTING FROM

VICTORY.

Efrem: BIBLE TEACHER

PRISCILLA SHIRE RETURNS TO

THE BIG SCREEN THIS WEEK

IN "I CAN ONLY IMAGINE."

MILLARDS PLAY FOOTBALL.

YOU HAVE A GIFT, BART,

AND IN MY CLASS, YOU WILL

BE REQUIRED TO USE IT.

Efrem: SHIRE PLAYS

THE TEACHER WHO DISCOVERED

BART MILLARD HAD A VOICE

AND DEMAND HE USE IT.

I CAN NAME SEVERAL,

ACTUALLY, PEOPLE THAT SAW

THINGS IN ME THAT I DIDN'T

SEE IN MYSELF.

AND THRUST ME OUT THERE

AND SAID, YOU'RE GOING TO

DO IT, WHETHER YOU LIKE IT

OR NOT.

YOU SEEM LIKE A REAL

GOOD PERSON, I RESPECT

YOU, BUT THERE IS NO WAY,

EVER, AT ALL, EVER, THAT

YOU ARE GOING TO GET ME ON

THAT STAGE.

UH-HUH.

* IT'S THE BRIGHT GOLDEN

DAYS ON THE MEADOW *

Gordon: THAT'S THE

SCENE YOU'VE GOT TO FOLLOW

UP.

"I CAN ONLY IMAGINE,"

YOU'VE SEEN THE FILM?

Efrem: I'VE SEEN THE

FILM.

Gordon: YOU LOVE THE

FILM?

> Efrem: I LOVE THE

FILM.

IT IS THE MOST POPULAR

CHRISTIAN SONG EVER

RECORDED.

SO WE KNOW THE SONG.

WHEN I FIRST HEARD THE

SONG, I JUST ASSUMED IT

WAS A SONG ABOUT GOING TO

HEAVEN AND SEEING JESUS

FOR THE FIRST TIME.

BUT IT WAS A SONG ABOUT

HOW BART MILLARD WATCHED A

TRANSFORMATION IN HIS DAD.

HIS DAD WAS LITERALLY THE

PERSON HE MOST LOATHED,

AND IN THE END BECAME THE

PERSON HE MOST-WANTED TO

BE LIKE.

HE WAS ABUSIVE TO HIS MOM,

ABUSIVE TO HIM.

HIS MOM ENDED UP LEAVING

BECAUSE SHE COULDN'T TAKE

THE ABUSE, AND BART WAS

LEFT THERE ALONE WITH HIS

DAD, WHO WAS NOT

SUPPORTIVE.

AND DENNIS QUAID DOES AN

AMAZING PERFORMANCE.

AND AN UNBELIEVABLE

TRANSFORMATION.

AND HE SAYS TO THE IRWIN

BROTHERS, CAN SOMEONE

REALLY GO FROM BEING THIS

EVIL, ANGRY MAN, TO BEING

SO SUPPORTIVE AND LOVING,

AND SEEKING OUT HIS SON,

TRYING TO GET FORGIVENESS?

THE STORY IS BEAUTIFULLY

TOLD.

MY 10-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER

WAS WITH ME WHEN I SAW IT,

AND FOR HER TO BE MOVED TO

TEARS AND FOR ME TO BE

MOVED TO TEARS, I THINK

PEOPLE WILL ENJOY IT.

IT WILL BE OUT FRIDAY IN

THEATERS.

IT IS WORTH SEEING.

Gordon: IT SEEMS LIKE

THERE ARE A COUPLE OF

STORIES IN THERE.

IT IS NOT JUST THE STORY

OF THE TRANSFORMATION OF

THE FATHER.

IT IS ALSO THE STORY OF

THE SON, WHO IS ABUSED,

AND THEN THE PEOPLE THAT

COME ALONGSIDE HIM AND

SAY, NO, YOU'VE GOT A

FUTURE.

THERE S IS A HOPE FOR YOU.

YOU CAN DO THIS.

Efrem: THAT INCLUDES

HIS WIFE, WHO HE MET AT A

CHRISTIAN CAMP AS A KID.

AND SHE LITERALLY HAS SOME

COME TO JESUS MOMENTS WITH

HIM, SAYING, EITHER YOU'RE

GOING TO GET SERIOUS OR

I'M OUT.

AND WE SEE THAT PLAY OUT.

AND WE SEE PMISCILLA SHIRE

PLAY MRS. SINCHER.

AND MY PRAYER HAS BEEN FOR

MY CHILDREN IS TO HAVE

TEACHERS LIKE THAT.

I'VE HAD TEACHERS LIKE

THAT.

Gordon: WHO WAS YOUR

TEACHER?

Efrem: WILLIE FAYE

HARVEY.

IN SEVENTH GRADE.

AND I WAS DOING THINGS I

SHOULDN'T BE DOING, AND HE

CALLED ME OUT.

AND SHE STOPPED ME IN MY

TRACKS AND SAID, YOU'RE

BETTER THAN THAT.

I KNOW YOU'RE BETTER THAN

THAT.

AND FROM THAT MOMENT I

WENT FROM BEING A STUDENT

WHO GOOFED OFF TO A

STUDENT WHO DIDN'T WANT TO

LET HER DOWN.

I'LL NEVER FORGET HER FROM

THEN UNTIL NOW, AND THAT

WAS IN SEVENTH GRADE.

Gordon: JOHN LEGEND,

WHO KNEW HE WAS A MUSIC

DIRECTOR AND GREW UP IN

CHURCH.

Efrem: YES.

HE HAS A VERY RICH

CHRISTIAN HISTORY.

HIS GRANDFATHER WAS A

PASTOR, WHEN HE WAS

GROWING UP, AND HIS

GRANDMOTHER WAS THE

ORGANIST.

HE WAS A CHOIR DIRECTOR.

IT HELPED PUT HIM THROUGH

COLLEGE.

HE IS GOING TO PLAY THE

ROLE OF CHRIST ON EASTER

SUNDAY, "JESUS CHRIST

SUPERSTAR."

AND HE ADMITS HE IS NOT AS

MUCH IN CHURCH THE WAY HE

WAS AS A KID, BUT

ENCOURAGES PEOPLE AND

WANTS THEM TO KNOW, IF YOU

LISTEN TO THE LYRICS OF MY

MUSIC, THAT DEPTH COMES

FROM MY GROWING UP HAVING

A RELATIONSHIP WITH

CHRIST.

THAT'S WHY I WRITE SONGS

ABOUT TAKING CARE OF THE

POOR.

THAT'S WHY I WRITE SONGS

ABOUT PURE LOVE.

THAT'S WHERE THAT ALL

COMES FROM.

Gordon: LET'S HOPE HE

GETS BACK INTO FELLOWSHIP.

Efrem: THAT'S MY

PRAYER.

Gordon: JESUS CHRIST "JESUS CHRIST

SUPERSTAR," I WAS ALIVE

WHEN IT CAME OUT.

AT THE TIME, IT WAS VERY

CONTROVERSIAL.

IS IT STILL?

Efrem: SOME SAY IT

IS.

I'M NOT SURE WHAT THE

RECEPTION WILL BE THIS

TIME AROUND.

BUT READING THE HEADLINES,

EVEN FOR PROMOTING THE

LIVE BROADCAST, SOME HAVE

SAID IT IS STILL

CONTROVERSIAL.

I'M NOT SURE WHAT PEOPLE

WILL FEEL.

I'LL BE WATCHING IT.

I'M A BIG FAN OF JOHN

LEGEND'S VOICE AND I WANT

TO SEE IT PLAY OUT.

Gordon: SPEAKING OF

VOICE, "AMERICAN IDOL,"

BACK.

Efrem: IT'S BACK.

Gordon: WHAT CAN WE

EXPECT THIS SEASON?

Efrem: I THINK WE'RE

GOING TO SEE, FROM WHAT I

WATCHED WITH MY CHILDREN

THESE LAST COUPLE OF

NIGHTS -- THEY'RE NOT AS

ENTHRALLED AS THEY USED TO

BE.

SO IF MY KIDS ARE ANY

INDICATION, THEY'RE NOT

HAPPY.

Gordon: IT IS OLD

SCHOOL.

IT MAKES YOU FEEL ANCIENT

BECAUSE I STILL WHEN IT

WAS KIND OF NEW.

Efrem: ME, TOO.

I THINK WE'LL SEE A LOT

MORE OF THE EMOTION THAT

WE SAW PLAY OUT WITH KATY

PERRY, AFTER HEARING THE

STORY OF THE GENTLEMAN WHO

WAS PARALYZED.

WE'RE GETTING A LOT MORE

BEHIND THE SCENES.

I WILL SAY THIS, IN THE

OLD DAYS OF WATCHING

"AMERICAN IDOL," THAT WAS

OFTEN MY FAVORITE PART,

LEARNING THE BACK STORY OF

THE ARTISTS AND THEIR

STRUGGLES.

BECAUSE WE CAN ALL RELATE

TO, YOU KNOW, REACHING

THAT MOMENT AND THE

STRUGGLES THAT IT TAKES TO

REACH SOMETHING THAT

YOU'VE REALLY, REALLY

DREAMED OF.

THAT GENTLEMAN WAS

LITERALLY PARALYZED AND

SITTING ON THE BED AND

THINKING IT'S ALL OVER,

AND BEGINNING TO SEE, WAIT

A MINUTE, MY TOES ARE

MOVING.

AND SHE IS E ENGAGED TO THAT

YOUNG WOMAN, WHO WAS JUST

A FRIEND, WHO WAS REACHING

OUT TO SAY, HANG IN THERE,

IT'S GOING TO BE OKAY.

AND THEY'RE PREPARING TO

GET MARRIED.

HE LITERALLY THOUGHT, MY

LIFE IS OVER.

I MOVED TO NASHVILLE TO DO

MUSIC, AND I CAN'T DO

MUSIC ANYMORE.

I'LL PROBABLY NEVER GET

INVOLVED IN A

RELATIONSHIP.

WHO WANTS TO BE STRAPPED

TO SOMEONE WHO IS

BEDRIDDEN.

AND HIS LIFE UNFOLDS

BEFORE HIS LIFE.

LITERALLY, THAT HAPPENED

UNFORTUNATELY A COUPLE OF

DAYS AFTER HE MOVED TO

NASHVILLE TO PURSUE A

MUSIC CAREER.

Gordon: BUT THAT

STORY -- IF THAT'S THE

STORY LINE, THEN, YEAH, I

THINK THAT IS RIVETING

TELEVISION.

Efrem: AND I THINK

THERE ARE COUNTLESS

STORIES LIKE THAT.

Gordon: LET'S

OVERCOME ALL ODDS AND SEE

WHAT WE CAN DO, AND SEE

WHAT WE CAN DO WITH GOD.

> FOR ALL OF THE LATEST

IN ENTERTAINMENT NEWS,

CHECK OUT EFREM'S WEEKLY

SHOW, AND IT'S CALLED

"STUDIO 5."

YOU WATCH IT ONLINE AT

cbn.com/studio5 SE.

SEE YOU AGAIN NEXT WEEK.

Efrem: SEE YOU NEXT

WEEK.

Gordon: COMING UP, A

SOUTHERN BELLE WHO BECAME

A C.I.A. AGENT.

SHE REVEALS HOW SHE SAVED

LIVES WHILE CRACKING THE

TERRORIST NETWORK.

THE BEST SCHOOLING IN

TERRORISM A PERSON CAN GET

IS BEING IN FRONT OF GUYS

LIKE THAT.

BECAUSE IF THEY MET YOU ON

Gordon: MICHELE RIGBY

ASSAD INFILTRATED ISIS,

AND LATER LED AN ESCAPE

MISSION OUT OF IRAQ.

NOW THE STORY OF HER

COVERT LIFE HAS BEEN

REREELED IREVEALED IN HER NEW BOOK,

"BREAKING COVER."

ERIK ROSALES TALKED WITH

MICHELE ABOUT HOW HER

FAITH LED E HER T HER TO BECOME A

HIGHLY SKILLED OPERTIST.

Reporter: HOW DO YOU

PREVENT ORGANIZATIONS LIKE

ISIS FROM COMMITTING

ATTACKS IN CITIES LIKE NEW

YORK CITY'S TIMES SQUARE?

YOU HAVE TO INFILTRATE

THEM AND LEARN HOW THEY

THINK AND ACT.

I SPENT 10 YEARS AS AN

UNDERCOVER OPERATIVE IN

THE C.I.A.

AND THE MAJORITY OF MY

CAREER WAS SPENT IN THE

MIDDLE EAST.

Reporter: THAT MEANT

ASSAD AND HER HUSBAND, A

FELLOW AGENT, WORKED

AGAINST THE LIKES OF

AL-QAEDA AND ISIS.

> WHAT IS IT LIKE TO

WORK SIDE BY SIDE WITH

THESE GUYS?

IT WAS FASCINATING.

THE BEST SCHOOLING A

PERSON CAN GET AGAINST

TERRORISM IS TO WORK SIDE

BY SIDE WITH THESE PEOPLE.

WE GOT TO INTERACT WITH

THOSE SOURCES AND REALLY

GET TO KNOW WHAT THEY WERE

THINKING AND WHERE THEY'RE

COMING FROM.

Reporter: WHAT MADE

THEM TICK?

WHAT MADE THEM TICK,

EXACTLY.

WHICH IS FASCINATING,

BECAUSE IF THEY MET YOU ON

THE STREET, THEY WOULD

PREFER TO CUT YOUR HEAD

OFF INSTEAD OF ACTUALLY

DEAL WITH YOU.

BUT FOR WHATEVER REASON,

THEY DECIDED I'M GOING TO

WORK WITH THE C.I.A. TO

TAKE OUT OTHER MEMBERS OF

MY GROUP.

Reporter: THAT'S ALL

ASSAD SAYS SHE CAN SAY.

BUT SHE SAYS A MAJOR

HURTLE SHE HAD TO OVERCOME

WAS INTERROGATING THESE

MEN AND BEING A WOMEN.

I WAS THE OPPOSITE OF

WHAT THEY WERE EXPECTING

TO MEET WITH.

I HAD TO REALLY WORK AT

ESTABLISHING A

RELATIONSHIP WITH THEM

WHERE THEY WOULD SEE ME AS

INTELLIGENT, AND

KNOWLEDGEABLE OF THE ARAB

WORLD, YOU KNOW, BECAUSE

IN THEIR MINDS, I SHOULD

BE AT HOME MANAGING THE

FAMILY.

AND I CAN'T EVEN LEAVE THE

HOME WITHOUT A MALE

MINDER, OR WITHOUT BEING

COMPLETELY COVERED IN

BLACK.

SO I WAS A COMPLETE

ANOMALY TO THESE GUYS.

Reporter: HER BOOK,

"BREAKING COVER: MY

SECRET LIFE IN THE C.I.A.

AND WHAT IT TAUGHT ME

ABOUT WHAT IS WORTH

FIGHTING FOR, FOR," COVERS HOW

BECOMING A C.I.A. AGENT

WAS THE LAST THING ON HER

MIND.

SHE DIDN'T EVEN KNOW HER

EVENTUAL ROLE EXISTED.

BUT WHEN 9/11 HAPPENED,

SHE AND HER HUSBAND KNEW

GOD HAD THEM ON THE RIGHT

PATH.

HERE ARE TWO CHRISTIANS

WHO ARE ARABISTS

PREPOSITIONED TO ENTER THE

WAR ON TERROR.

WHO KNEW BUT GOD?

Reporter: SHE NOT

ONLY DESCRIBES ANALYZING

SOURCES WHO WERE DRIVEN BY

RADICAL, HATEFUL IDEOLOGY,

BUT ALSO HOW SHE

SURRENDERED HER LIFE TO

GOD.

ORDINARY PEOPLE CAN DO

EXTRAORDINARY THINGS WHEN

THEIR FAITH IS GREATER

THAN THEIR FEAR AND

INTIMIDATION.

AND IT'S REALLY TO GIVE

PEOPLE THE ENCOURAGEMENT

TO DO THE HARD THINGS IN

LIFE.

Reporter: THE BOOK'S

FINAL CHAPTERS DESCRIBES

LIFE AFTER THE C.I.A.,

SPECIFICALLY A RESCUE

MISSION LEADING A GROUP OF

PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS OUT

OF IRAQ BEFORE ISIS

TERRORISTS MOVED INTO

THEIR VILLAGE.

MIRACULOUSLY, EVEN

THOUGH THE EVACUATION

ALMOST FELL APART ON

NUMEROUS OCCASIONS, ON

DECEMBER 10th, 2015, WE

SUCCESSFULLY AIRLIFTED 149

IRAQI CHRISTIANS OUT OF

NORTHERN IRAQ TO THEIR NEW

HOMES IN SLOVAKIA.

Reporter: WHAT DOES

SHE HOPE PEOPLE TAKE AWAY

FROM HER BOOK?

A GREATER UNDERSTANDING OF

HER BELIEF AND FAITH IN

JESUS CHRIST, BUT ALSO HOW

PEOPLE SHOULD NEVER GIVE

UP REACHING FOR THEIR

GOALS.

ERIK ROSALES, CBN NEWS,

NEW YORK CITY.

Gordon: THE NAME OF

THE BOOK IS "BREAKING

COVER," AND YOU CAN FIND

IT WHEREVER BOOKS ARE

SOLD.

> WELL, STILL TO COME, A

YOUNG DRUG DEALER GETS

BUSTED.

I'M ONLY 19, YOU KNOW,

Gordon: 19-YEAR-OLD

SEAN HARRIS WAS A MAJOR

DRUG DEALER WHO POSSESSED

ILLEGAL FIREARMS AND GAVE

NO THOUGHT FOR THE LAW.

HOWEVER, AFTER A POLICE

BUST, HE CRIED OUT TO GOD

AND ASKED FOR A SECOND

CHANCE.

AND HE FOUND THAT CHANCE

IN PRISON.

THERE WERE DRUG DEALERS

IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD.

THIS GUY MAY HAVE SOLD

WEED, THIS MAY HAVE SOLD

CRACK.

THAT'S JUST LITTLE WILLIE.

OR THAT'S JUST PETEY.

I WASN'T A BAD GUY.

I WAS PROBABLY ABOUT 15 OR

16.

I HAD A COUSIN WHO WAS

GOING TO UNIVERSITY, AND

SO MOST OF THE TIME I

COULD STAY THE NIGHT OVER

HIS PLACE.

AND MOST OF THE KIDS WERE

FROM DIFFERENT AREAS AND I

WAS LOCAL.

SO IF THEY WANTED TO SMOKE

WEED, I KNEW WHERE TO GET

THE WEED FROM.

I COULD PUT THEM IN

CONTACT WITH WHO THEY

NEEDED TO BE IN CONTACT

WITH.

Reporter: AFTER

GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL,

SEAN HARRIS BECAME A

FULL-TIME COLLEGE STUDENT

AND A FULL-TIME DEALER.

I FELT LIKE I HAD IT

UNDER CONTROL.

Reporter: DURING HIS

JUNIOR YEAR, THE POLICE

RAIDED SEAN'S APARTMENT.

I ACTUALLY THOUGHT

SOMEBODY WAS COMING TO TRY

TO ROB ME.

SO MY PLAN WAS TO TRY TO

FIND A GUN, YOU KNOW, TO

SHOOT BACK AT THESE GUYS

THAT ARE TRYING TO GET ME.

BUT THEN WHEN I SAW THE

POLICE COMING IN, I DIDN'T

KNOW WHAT TO DO.

I WAS CONFUSED.

AND THEN IT REGISTERED,

EVERYTHING IN YOUR HOUSE

IS ILLEGAL.

WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

THESE ARE THE POLICE.

Reporter: SEAN WAS

ARRESTED FOR BOTH DRUG AND

WEAPONS POSSESSIONS.

I'M ONLY 19.

YOU KNOW, FOR THIS TO END

SO EARLY.

I WAS IN A COLD CELL,

PULLED UP IN A FETAL

POSITION, PRAYED THAT IF

GOD WAS REAL, THAT HE

WOULD DELIVER ME FROM THIS

AND HE WOULD SHOW ME THE

RIGHT WAY TO GO.

> WHEN I CAME OUT ON

BOND, I COULD HAVE JUMPED

BACK INTO THE GAME DEEPER.

PEOPLE STILL CALLED ME.

Reporter: AN

ASSOCIATE SUGGESTED THAT

GETTING RID OF THE POLICE

INFORMANT COULD MAKE

SEAN'S CHARGES GO AWAY.

I JUST REMEMBER

VISUALIZING MYSELF IN

FRONT OF THE JUDGE.

I WASN'T ON TRIAL FOR WHAT

I GOT IN TROUBLE FOR.

I WAS ON TRIAL FOR MURDER,

AND I WAS TERRIFIED.

THAT IS WHEN I RAN OUT OF

THE HOUSE AND WALKED

AROUND.

I WENT BACK TO MY HOME

CHURCH.

AND I SAW THE PASTOR'S

CAR, AND HE WAS STILL

THERE.

SO WE SAT DOWN AND WE

TALKED.

WE PRAYED THE PRAYER OF

SALVATION AGAIN.

I THINK I STARTED OUT THIS

ARROGANT, PRIDEFUL

INDIVIDUAL.

I WAS TRANSFORMED INTO A

VERY MEEK, LONELY, AND

HUMBLE INDIVIDUAL ALMOST

INSTANTLY.

Reporter: WHILE OUT

AT BOND, SEAN COMMITTED

HIMSELF TO HIS FAITH AND

HIS STUDIES.

I FINISHED A FOUR-YEAR

DEGREE IN THREE YEARS.

I COMPLETED ALL OF THE

REQUIREMENTS IN DECEMBER

OF 2004.

WHEN I GRADUATED THEN, I

KNEW IT WAS NOTHING BUT

GOD.

Reporter: BUT HE

STILL HAD TO FACE HIS

CHARGES.

I WENT TO TRIAL ON

JANUARY 10th, 2005.

WHEN THE JUDGE BANGED THE

GAVEL AND SAID, HEY, WE'RE

SENDING YOU AWAY FOR FIVE

YEARS, A PART OF ME FELT

BETRAYED BY GOD.

I REALLY FELT, LIKE, YOU

KNOW, I WAS DOING THE

RIGHT THING.

I'VE BEEN SERVING YOU,

I'VE BEEN TEACHING BIBLE

STUDIES, HOWEVER, I'M

STILL GETTING FIVE YEARS.

AND JUST THAT THOUGHT

ALONE CONVICTED ME.

THAT MEANS I WAS SERVING

GOD CONDITIONALLY.

THAT'S NOT TRUE LOVE.

I CAN'T SAY THAT I TRULY

LOVE GOD IF I'M ONLY

SERVING YOU SO I CAN GET

SOMETHING OUT OF IT.

I PRAYED THAT I WOULD GET

EVERYTHING THAT HE WANTED

ME TO SEE, AND THAT HE

WOULD PROTECT MY FAMILY.

Reporter: IN PRISON,

SEAN TURNED TO HIS FAITH

FOR GUIDANCE AND

PROTECTION.

YOU KNOW, I TRIED TO

ACKNOWLEDGE GOD IN

EVERYTHING THAT I DID.

AND I LEFT IT IN GOD'S

HANDS.

THINGS WENT ALONG A LOT

EASIER.

PROVERBS 3, 5, AND 6:

"TRUST IN THE LORD WITH

ALL THEIR HEART, AND LEAD

NOT UNTIL OUR OWN

UNDERSTANDING.

IN ALL OUR WAYS

ACKNOWLEDGE HIM, AND HE

WILL DIRECT ALL YOUR

PATH."

> WHEN I GOT

TRANSFERRED, I DIDN'T KNOW

WHAT TYPE OF SITE I WOULD

BE IN, IF IT WAS GOING TO

BE ROUGH, AND HE PROTECTED

ME THROUGH IT ALL.

Reporter: HE SERVED

OUT HIS SENTENCE.

I FINISHED SCHOOL, BUT

I DIDN'T HAVE ANY WORK

EXPERIENCE.

I HAD A FELONY ON MY

RECORD.

NOBODY WOULD HIRE ME.

ONE OF THE GUYS, HE WAS A

VOLUNTEER IN THE PRISON,

AND HE WAS GOING THROUGH A

PROGRAM IN REGENT, AND HE

WAS TELLING ME ABOUT THE

SCHOOL OF LEADERSHIP.

AND I THOUGHT, THAT'S

EXACTLY WHAT I WANTED DO.

SO I WROTE A LONG LETTER,

AND I WAS ALLOWED INTO THE

UNIVERSITY, AND I

GRADUATED FROM REGENT.

Reporter: SEAN NOW

RUNS HIS OWN BUSINESS.

HE USES HIS COMPANY TO

HELP OTHERS, AND IS ALWAYS

READY TO SHARE HIS

TESTIMONY.

I REALLY WANT PEOPLE TO

KNOW THAT ANYBODY CAN

CHANGE, REGARDLESS OF HOW

FAR YOU FALL, REGARDLESS

OF BAD THE SITUATION

LOOKS.

SOMETIMES YOU JUST GOT TO

REACH OUT AND STEP OUT ON

FAITH AND JUST TRY, AND

GOD WILL ACCEPT YOU, AND

HE'LL RESTORE THE YEARS,

AND HE'LL TURN BACK ALL OF

THAT WRONG THAT YOU DID

AND MAKE IT RIGHT.

Gordon: AND HE'LL DO

THAT FOR YOU.

HERE IS THE VERSE FROM

PROVERBS 3, THAT SEAN SAID

THIS IS THE THING THAT

GUIDED ME THROUGH PRISON.

"TRUST IN THE LORD WITH

ALL YOUR HEART AND LEAN

NOT ON YOUR OWN

UNDERSTANDING.

IN ALL YOUR WAYS

ACKNOWLEDGE HIM, AND HE

SHALL DIRECT YOUR PATHS."

NOW, HOW HARD IS IT TO DO

THAT?

IT'S VERY HARD WHEN YOU'RE

IN PRISON.

NOW, HERE IS SEAN, HE GOT

ARRESTED.

AFTER THE ARREST, HE SAID,

I NEED TO GET MY LIFE

RIGHT.

AND HE STARTS DOING THE

RIGHT THING AND HE GOES TO

SCHOOL.

HE FINISHES HIS DEGREE, A

FOUR-YEAR PROGRAM IN JUST

THREE YEARS.

HE'S OBVIOUSLY VERY SMART.

HE JUST MADE SOME REALLY

BAD DECISIONS.

AND THEN TO HIS AMAZEMENT,

HE IS CONVICTED.

AND HE IS CONVICTED ON

CRIMES.

YOU KNOW, THE POLICE

CAUGHT HIM WITH WEAPONS HE

SHOULDN'T HAVE HAD, CAUGHT

HIM IN A CRIMINAL

ENTERPRISE.

AND SO THE JUDGE GIVES HIM

FIVE YEARS.

NOW, WHAT WOULD YOU DO IN

THAT SITUATION?

HOW WOULD YOU RESPOND?

WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO GOD

IN THAT MOMENT?

WELL, THAT'S WHAT IT MEANS

IN "TRUST IN THE LORD WITH

ALL OF YOUR HEART."

EVEN WHEN THINGS BAD AND

IT IS NOT GOING YOUR WAY,

AND YOU'RE GOING, GOD,

WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO

HERE?

WHY ARE YOU PUTTING ME IN

JAIL?

NOT REALIZING IT IS OUR

FAULT.

THESE ARE THE CHOICES THAT

WE MADE, AND NOT REALIZING

THERE IS ANOTHER VERSE IN

THE BIBLE.

"WHATEVER YOU SOW, YOU

WILL ALSO REAP."

SO HERE IS SEAN, AND HE IS

IN JAIL, AND HE SAYS, I'LL

TRY THIS.

I'LL TRUST IN THE LORD

WITH ALL OF MY HEART.

I WON'T LOOK AT THE

CIRCUMSTANCES.

I'LL JUST TRUST HIM AND

I'LL SEE.

I'LL TRY THIS.

I'M NOT GOING TO LEAN ON

MY THOUGHTS HERE.

GOD HAS SOMETHING IN MIND.

IT IS BIGGER THAN MY

THOUGHT, IT IS BIGGER THAN

ME, AND I'M JUST GOING TO

RELY ON HIM.

AND THEN AMAZING THINGS

HAPPEN, WHERE GOD PUT

PEOPLE ACROSS HIS PATH WHO

WAS ABLE TO WITNESS HIM.

GOD KEPT HIM SAFE IN VERY

DIFFICULT CIRCUMSTANCES.

EVERYTHING WAS ORDERED.

ALL OF HIS STEPS WERE

ORDERED.

AND THEN AFTER HIS

RELEASE, TO GET INTO

GRADUATE SCHOOL, TO BE

ABLE TO HAVE HIS OWN

BUSINESS -- ALL OF THAT

CAN HAPPEN TO YOU.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS DO

THE SAME THING.

TRUST IN THE LORD WITH ALL

OF YOUR HEART.

> HERE IS A WORD FOR YOU

FROM JOHN: "THEREFORE, IF

THE SON MAKES YOU FREE,

YOU SHALL BE FREE INDEED."

GOD BLESS YOU.

WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN

TOMORROW.

"STUDIO 5," MARCH 14,

2018.

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