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700 Club Interactive - March 16, 2018

Canadian director and producer Bruce Stacey will discuss his faith-based animated film, Ice Dragon: Legend of the Blue Daises. Read Transcript


Gordon: A WOMAN IN SO

MUCH PAIN SHE SAID SHE

FELT LIKE SHE WAS DYING.

YOU'RE ACHING AND

TIRED, YOU DON'T HAVE ANY

ENERGY, AND YOU DON'T FEEL

LIKE DOING ANYTHING BUT

JUST SITTING OR LAYING.

Gordon: UNABLE TO

TAKE CARE OF HERSELF OR

HER FAMILY AND DESPERATELY

NEEDING A MIRACLE.

> PLUS, "DUCK DYNASTY'S"

MISSY AND MIA ROBERTSON

DISCUSS FAITH, REAL-LIFE

STRUGGLES IN THEIR NEW

BOOK.

ALL ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

WELL, WELCOME TO THE SHOW.

SOME SAY IT IS LIKE "GAME

OF THRONE" FOR THE DISNEY

CROWD.

A YOUNG GIRL AND HER

FRIEND ARE IN A RACE

AGAINST TIME IN ORDER TO

SAVE THE WORLD FROM AN

EVIL ICE DRAGON.

THAT'S THE PLOT BEHIND A

NEW ANIMATED FEATURE FILM,

WHICH IS SET TO DEBUT IN

THEATERS THIS MONTH.

ICE DRAGON BEGAN AS A

SHORT STORY THAT I WROTE

IN WHAT WAS THEN

LENENGRAD, RUSSIA.

THE ORIGINAL STORY WAS

CALLED "BLUE DAISIES IN

THE SUMMER AND WINTER,"

AND IT SAT IN MY DRAWER.

THEN I WAS ENCOURAGED TO

BRING IT OUT, AND I

THOUGHT, THIS MIGHT MAKE A

NICE LITTLE ANIMATED

STORY.

Reporter: "ICE

DRAGON: LEGEND OF THE BLUE

DAISIES" HITS THEATERS

NATIONWIDE FOR A SPECIAL

TWO-DAY EVENT.

Gordon: BRUCE STACEY

IS THE DIRECTOR OF THE

MOVIE AND THE AUTHOR OF

THE STORY THE MOVIE IS

BASED ON.

GREAT TO HAVE YOU.

GREAT TO BE WITH YOU,

GORDON.

Gordon: TAKE US BACK

TO LENENGRAD, AND WHAT

INSPIRED THIS?

I WAS ON A MUSICAL

MISSIONS TRIP WITH MY

WIFE, ELAINE, AND WE WERE

THERE TO PUT ON CONCERTS

THAT WOULD BENEFIT THEN

10,000 ORPHANS THAT WERE

INSTITUTIONALIZED THERE.

THE COMMUNIST WALLS WERE

FALLING ALL ACROSS EUROPE.

LENEN GRAD WAS KIND OF A

CENTER OF PRODUCTION.

THEY WERE BUILDING TANKS,

BUT THE INFRASTRUCTURE HAD

NOTHING TO SUPPORT THE

FAMILIES THERE.

SO THERE WAS A GREAT NEED

THERE AT THAT TIME.

AND CHRISTIAN ARTISTS FROM

AROUND THE WORLD WENT

THERE, AROUND 300 OF US.

I HAD WRITTEN A MUSICAL

CALLED "THE SCROLL," THAT

WAS PERFORMED BY THE

LENINGRAD SYMPHONY.

WHILE I WAS WORKING WITH

THE ORCHESTRA, MY WIFE,

ELAINE, WAS TOURING THE

ORPHANAGES.

AND SHE CAME BACK ONE

NIGHT AND SHE SAID, YOU

KNOW, BRUCE, I KNOW WE'RE

HERE TO HELP THE 10,000

KIDS THAT ARE HERE, BUT I

THINK I CAN BE A MOM TO

ONE OF THESE KIDS.

AND A LITTLE GIRL MET HER,

NAMED ELENA, AT SICK

ORPHANAGE NUMBER FOUR, AND

THAT BEGAN A PROCESS.

A YEAR LATER I WAS BACK IN

RUSSIA COMPLETING THE

ADOPTION OF LENA.

WE WERE TOLD SHE WAS ONE

OF THE FIRST 100 KIDS TO

LEAVE RUSSIA.

SHE ALWAYS SAYS, SHE

DELIVERED OUR FIRST TOO

NATURAL KIDS, AND I

DELIVERED THE NEXT TWO.

I WROTE THIS STORY BECAUSE

I WAS TRYING TO UNPACK THE

WORLD FOR MY OWN KIDS.

WE WERE BRINGING THIS

LITTLE RUSSIAN GIRL HOME,

AND WHAT WAS COMMUNISM,

AND WHERE DID SHE COME

FROM.

I WROTE THIS SHORT STORY,

CALLED "BLUE DAISIES IN

THE SUMMER OF WINTER."

AND PORTRAYED COMMUNISM

AND IT SWEPT THROUGH THIS

IMAGINARY KINGDOM, AND THE

PEOPLE OF THAT KINGDOM

ONCE SANG A SONG, THANKING

GOD FOR THE EARTH, THE

SEA, THE SKY, AND THE BLUE

DAISIES.

AND THE BLUE DAISIES WERE

A SIGN OF GOD FOR THEM.

BUT AS THE BLUE DAISIES

DISAPPEARED IN THE

ORIGINAL STORY, THERE WAS

A LEGEND.

AND WHEN IT SAID WHEN THE

BLUE DAISIES DISAPPEAR, AN

ICE DRAGON WILL BE

RELEASED.

SHARED THAT STORY WITH MY

KIDS, SHARED IT IN A

CHURCH IN MOSCOW BACK IN

1990.

IT SAT IN MY DRAWER FOR

ABOUT 25 YEARS.

AND AFTER WORKING WITH AN

ANIMATION COMPANY ON THE

EAST COAST ON ANOTHER

PROJECT, THEY SAID, HAVE

YOU GOT ANYTHING ELSE?

WE LOVE YOUR

STORY-TELLING.

AND I SAID, I HAVE THIS

OLD STORY THAT HAS BEEN

SITTING IN MY DRAWER FROM

A LONG TIME.

AND THAT BEGAN A

RELATIONSHIP.

AND IT REALLY WAS TO MY

SURPRISE BECAUSE WE HAD NO

GRAND STRATEGIC PLAN FOR

THIS, AND THE IT WILL BE

IN ABOUT 800 THEATERS IN

NORTH AMERICA IN ABOUT 10

DAYS FROM NOW.

Gordon: SO AS I

UNDERSTAND IT, IT IS A

TWO-DAY-ONLY EVENT.

SO THERE IS A MATINEE --

MARCH 24th, SATURDAY

A MATINEE, AND MARCH

26th, A MONDAY EARLY

EVENING, 6:30 OR QUARTER

TO 7.

YOU CAN GO TO

icedragmovie.com, AND YOU

CAN GET ALL OF THE

INFORMATION THERE.

Gordon: WHAT DO YOU

EXPECT FAMILIES TO TAKE

HOME AFTER GOING TO THE

MOVIE?

THE MOVIE IS A PARABLE.

A PARABLE IS AN ENGAGING

STORY THAT CARRIES A

DIFFERENT MEANING OR

TRUTH.

ICE DRAGON ASKS THE

QUESTION: CAN THE WORDS

AND PROMISES IN AN

ANCIENT-OLD BOOK HOLD ANY

MEANING OR PURPOSE TODAY?

AND I THINK THAT IS VALID.

I HOPE FAMILIES WILL COME

AND THEY'LL BE

ENTERTAINED.

IT IS AN ENGAGING STORY,

THERE IS LOTS OF FUN

MUSIC, BUT THERE IS

SOMETHING TO UNPACK WHEN

YOU GET HOME.

BECAUSE A PARABLE REVEALS

DEEPER TRUTH, AND THAT'S

WHY THE ICE DRAGON IS ALL

ABOUT.

I LOVE THE FACT IT IS

GOING TO BE IN THEATERS.

I BELIEVE JESUS KNEW HE

WAS SPEAKING TO A MIXED

AUDIENCE IN HIS CROWD, AND

PERHAPS THAT'S WHY HE

OFTEN SPOKE IN PARABLES

BECAUSE PARABLES WILL

REACH OUT, AND IT HAS

HIDDEN MEANING AND TRUTH.

SO A FAITH-BASED AUDIENCE

WILL RECOGNIZE IMMEDIATELY

WHAT IS GOING ON THERE.

BUT THIS IS DESIGNED TO GO

BROADER.

Gordon: WE REMEMBER

STORIES.

WHAT'S THE PURPOSE OF

MUSIC IN THE FILM?

YOU KNOW, I LOVE THE

MUSICAL GENRE.

RIGHT BACK FROM THE WIZARD

OF OZ.

IT IS THE SONG THAT

DEFEATS THE ICE DRAGON.

THE SONG BEING A METAPHOR

FOR THE WORD OF GOD.

MUSIC IN THE FILM HELPS US

DIG DEEPER INTO THE

CHARACTERS.

I THINK THERE IS A CERTAIN

POWER WHEN YOU COMBINE

MUSIC WITH SCRIPTURE OR

MUSIC WITH MESSAGE.

I THINK IT HANDLES

MESSIAH.

YOU COMBINE SCRIPTURE WITH

MUSIC, AND IT IS A DOUBLE

PUNCH.

SO I THINK MUSIC IS A

BEAUTIFUL WAY.

IT'S A WAY THAT KIDS WILL

REMEMBER THE SONGS.

MUSIC IS SO POPULAR.

SO IT IS A MUSICAL

ADVENTURE.

THAT'S WHAT WE'RE CALLING

IT.

Gordon: AS I

UNDERSTAND IT, THIS IS THE

FIRST, THAT YOU'RE

ACTUALLY PLANNING THREE.

A TRILOGY.

THERE IS A COUPLE OF

QUESTIONS -- WITHOUT

OFFERING A SPOILER, THERE

ARE A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS

LEFT HANGING.

IT DOES HAVE A SATISFYING

HANGING.

SO EVERYTHING ENDS WELL AT

THE END OF THE MOVIE.

THERE IS A HAPPY ENDING.

BUT YOU'RE LEFT WITH SOME

QUESTIONS ABOUT THE

CHARACTERS BECAUSE THERE

IS SOME DEPTH TO THE YRVES

UNIVERSE AND THE PROFILE.

WHERE DID MELODY'S PARENTS

COME FROM?

SHE LIVES WITH HER

GRANDFATHER.

WHAT HAPPENED TO HER

PARENTS.

WHAT ABOUT THE OTHER

VILLAGES.

WILL THE ICE DRAGON

RETURN?

THAT'S THE ASPECT OF A

GOOD STORY, THE ADVENTURE

WILL CONTINUE.

Gordon: ALL RIGHT.

WEE LOOK FORWARD TO THE

ADVENTURE CONTINUING.

THANKS FOR BEING WITH US.

IT IS GOING TO BE IN

THEATERS FOR TWO DAYS

ONLY.

MARCH 24th, THAT'S THE

MATINEE, THAT'S THE ONE

WHERE YOU BRING THE KIDS,

THE WHOLE FAMILY.

AND THEN ON MONDAY, THE

26th, AND YOU CAN GET A

LINK AT cbn.com FOR

CINEMAS, SHOW TIMES, AND

TICKETS.

THANKS FOR DOING THIS.

THANKS FOR HAVING ME.

Gordon: UP NEXT, A

BRAND NEW SERIES FOR

TWEENS WRITTEN BY A

MOTHER/DAUGHTER DUO FROM

"DUCK DYNASTY."

WHEN WE COME BACK.

Terry: NEARLY A YEAR

AFTER "DUCK DYNASTY"

ENDED, GENERATIONS OF

ROBERTSON FAMILY MEMBERS

HAVE BRANCHED OUT INTO NEW

ENDEAVORS, INCLUDING THIS

LATEST, A BOOK SERIES THAT

IS FUN FOR THE YOUNGER

GENERATIONS.

TAKE A LOOK.

Reporter: MISSY

ROBERTSON HAS LEARNED TO

LIVE LIFE IN THE SPOTLIGHT

WITH THE SUCCESS OF HER

REALITY TV SHOW, "DUCK

DYNASTY."

DESPITE INCREASED

PUBLICITY ON HER PERSONAL

LIFE AND FAMILY LIFE, SHE

HAS BECOME A STRONG VOICE.

SHE LAUNCHED A SERIES,

BASED ON MIA AND HER

COUSINS STRIVES TO TEACH

YOUNG GIRLS HOW TO

OVERCOME REAL LIFE

STRUGGLES, LOVE,

ACCEPTANCE, AND FAITH.

Terry: I LOVE THE

TITLE, "PRINCESS AND

CAMO," IT FITS.

IT WAS RELEASED LAST

MONTH, BUT I KNOW A LOT

MORE WORK WENT INTO IT

THAN JUST A MONTH.

YES.

IT WAS QUITE AN ORDEAL

BECAUSE THERE ARE FOUR

BOOKS IN THIS SERIES.

THE FIRST TWO ARE OUT NOW.

THE SECOND WILL BE OUT

LATER.

SO FAR THE WRITING PROCESS

TOOK ABOUT A YEAR AND

EIGHT MONTHS TO GET ALL OF

THOSE DONE.

SHE WAS IN THE TARGET AGE

WHEN WEE STARTED, AN WE STARTED, AND NOW

SHE ISED OLDER.

Terry: HOW DO YOU

RELATE TO ALLIE, THE MAIN

CHARACTER.

ALLIE HAS A STRUGGLE,

WHICH IS ALLERGIES, BUT

SHE WAS GOING TO HAVE A

CLEFT PALATE, WHICH I

HAVE, BUT I TOLD HER IT

WAS FICTION, AND I DIDN'T

WANT HER TO HAVE THAT, SO

ALLIE HAS ALLERGIES.

Terry: HAS IT BEEN

FUN TO WORK THROUGH

SOMEBODY ELSE'S CHARACTER

AND SOLVE SOME PROBLEMS?

IT IS FUN BECAUSE I GOT

TO BE BLONDE.

[LAUGHTER]

AND I GOT TO TAKE WHAT

I WANT TO LOOK LIKE AND

PICK MY OWN NAME.

Terry: SO THAT FIRST

BOOK IS DEALING WITH A

STRUGGLE THAT YOU HAVE

WITHIN YOUR FRIENDS, YOUR

FAMILY, AND YOUR WORLD,

RIGHT?

YES.

AND WHEN THEY HAVE A

STRUGGLE, YOU WANT TO HELP

THEM GET THROUGH IT.

INSTEAD OF HER OWN

PERSONAL PROBLEM OF BEING

BORN WITH A CLEFT LIP AND

PALATE, WHICH SHE HAS

OVERCOME AND LIVED THROUGH

SO COURAGEOUSLY AND

BRAVELY -- I SAID, I THINK

YOU SHOULD HAVE THAT, BUT

SHE SAID, IT IS FICTION,

MOM.

I WANT HER TO HAVE

SOMETHING ELSE.

SO THIS CHALLENGE, HAVING

TO DEAL WITH ALLERGIES AND

LEARNING WHAT YOU CAN AND

CANNOT EAT, AND THE

PARENTS HAVE TO GO THROUGH

IT.

Terry: AND MANY OF

THEM ARE LIFE-THREATENING.

YES.

AND YOU HAVE TO LEARN HOW

TO GO THROUGH THAT.

BUT THE POINT OF THE FIRST

BOOK IS ABOUT HOW GOD

ACCEPTED US, FLAWS AND

ALL.

WITH MIA, SHE HAS A GROUP

OF COUSINS THAT ARE RIGHT

AROUND HER AGE THAT SHE

WAS BORN WITH, AND HAVING

TO LEARN HOW TO ACCEPT THE

NEW BOY COUSIN IN THEIR

FAMILY THAT IS ALSO AT

THAT SAME AGE.

IT WAS A CHALLENGE, AND SO

THAT'S WHAT WE WROTE

ABOUT.

Terry: HOW DID YOU

GUYS HANDLE THAT, MIA?

HOW DID YOU WORK THIS BOY

INTO THE GIRL MIX?

IT WAS PRETTY TOUGH

BECAUSE IT WAS JUST US

GIRLS.

AND WHEN ROWDY CAME, IT

WAS JUST KIND OF

DIFFERENT -- VERY

DIFFERENT -- BECAUSE HE

WANTED TO HANG WITH US,

AND WE WEREN'T USED TO

THAT.

IT DID TAKE A LITTLE BIT

FOR US TO ACCEPT HIM, BUT

IN THE END WE ACCEPTED

HIM.

Terry: IS ROWDY LIKE

THIS NAME?

VERY.

HIS NAME IS HUNTER IN THE

BOOK.

JUST THE POW-WOW SESSIONS

WITH THE COUSINS, AND THEY

GOT TO PICK NOT ONLY THEIR

NAMES, BUT THEIR

CHARACTERISTICS AND ALL OF

THEIR PERSONALITIES, SO

THAT WAS FUN.

Terry: LET'S TALK

ABOUT BOOK NUMBER TWO

BECAUSE THAT REALLY WAS

ANOTHER REAL-LIFE SCENARIO

FOR YOU ALL.

IT IS REALLY ABOUT A

FAMILY THAT IS FAMOUS AND

IS BEING FOLLOWED BY TV

CREWS, AND STORIES BEING

TOLD ABOUT THEIR LIFE, AND

JUST KIND OF GETTING TIRED

OF IT ALL.

DID YOU EVER FEEL LIKE

THAT, MIA?

I DID.

I DIDN'T EVER WANT TO GO

ON STRIKE OR ANYTHING, BUT

SOMETIMES I DID NOT WANT

TO GO TO SCHOOL OR GET UP

AT -- SOMETIMES IT WAS

EARLIER, BEFORE SCHOOL

EVEN STARTED --

Terry: GOOD GRIEF.

-- AND WORK TO REALLY

LATE AT NIGHT.

JUST NOT WANTING TO DO IT.

Terry: IT ALL SOUNDS

GLAMOROUS UP FRONT.

BUT YOU, MISSY, HAVE LIVED

THROUGH THIS AS WELL.

AND THERE IS A PRICE TAG

THAT GOES WITH THAT.

IT IS FUN AND EXCITING

AT FIRST.

NOT MANY FAMILIES CAN SAY

WE HAVE A REALITY SHOW.

AND WITH A LARGE FAMILY

AND SO MANY BEING

INVOLVED.

AND IT WAS SUCH A NEAT

THING AND A BLESSING.

BUT, AGAIN, EVERY DAY, THE

SAME THING, AND JUST THE

HASSLE OF THE HAIR AND THE

MAKEUP.

AND THEN THE CAMERA IS

THERE AND BEING TOLD WHAT

TO DO AND WHAT TO SAY, AND

THAT'S WHERE THEY DIDN'T

REALLY HAVE A VOICE ABOUT

THAT.

WE TALKED ABOUT THE VERY

BEGINNING, AND WE HAVE

SHARED THIS, OUR FAMILY,

THE ADULTS, GOT TOGETHER

AND WE TALKED ABOUT THIS.

DO WE REALLY WANT TO START

THIS NEW ADVENTURE.

AND THE CHILDREN DID HAVE

A VOTE.

WHEN WE DECIDED, WE SAID,

OKAY, THIS IS WHAT WE'RE

DOING.

SO SEEING IT FROM THEIR

PERSPECTIVE, LIKE, I DON'T

REALLY KNOW WHAT THIS

IS --

Terry: THIS ISN'T FUN

ANYMORE.

RIGHT.

AND THAT'S ALL THEY KNEW

BECAUSE THEY STARTED SO

YOUNG.

AND NOW TO BE OLDER AND TO

LOOK BACK AND THINK, WHAT

A REALLY COOL EXPERIENCE

THAT WAS, AND WHAT A

BLESSING THAT GOD CHOSE US

AND USED US IN A CRAZY WAY

TO APPEAL TO SO MANY

PEOPLE WE NEVER THOUGHT

POSSIBLE.

Terry: WHEN YOU WRITE

THESE BOOKS, DO YOU THINK

AHEAD OF TIME, THAT THIS

IS THE SORT OF LIFE LESSON

WE WANT TO PLACE WITHIN

THE STORY THAT WE CHOOSE?

OR HOW DO YOU DO THAT?

WELL, THE THING YOU

TAKE AWAY FROM THE FIRST

ONE IS WE'RE SUPPOSED TO

ACCEPT -- MOM SAYS WE'RE

SUPPOSED TO ACCEPT OTHER

PEOPLE BECAUSE GOD

ACCEPTED US.

SO WE HAVE TO ACCEPT ROWDY

INTO OUR BOOK.

AND THE SECOND BOOK, WHICH

ITHETAKE-AWAY IS YOU SHOULD

COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS AND

NOT JUST BLOW IT OFF.

Terry: SO WHAT IS

BOOK THREE ABOUT?

IT IS ALL ABOUT OUR

DOGS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

AND MY DOG IS ON THE

COVER.

THIS WHITE, LITTLE, FLUFFY

THING.

AND IT'S CALLED "DOG SHOW

DISASTER."

IT IS HOW DOGS COME

TOGETHER AND PUT ON A SHOW

TO GIVE TO ANIMAL SHELTERS

AROUND TOWN.

AND THE FOURTH ONE IS

CALLED "FINDING CABIN

SIX," AND IT TAKES PLACE

AT OUR CHURCH CAMP THAT

WE'VE ALL GROWN UP GOING

TO.

THE MINISTRIES, THE

HAUNTED CABIN THAT

DISAPPEARED WAY BACK

THEN -- THEY GO TO FIND --

IT'S CALLED "FINDING CABIN

SIX."

Terry: DO YOU THINK

YOU'LL KEEP DOING THIS?

I HOPE SO.

IT HAS BEEN REALLY FUN.

Terry: YOU SURVIVED

WRITING TOGETHER, MOM AND

DAUGHTER.

I THINK THAT IS

COMMENDABLE.

I THINK SHE'LL BE ON

HER OWN NEXT TIME.

Terry: WE KNOW THESE

BOOKS ARE GOING TO BE A

BLESSING IN THE LIVES OF

MANY.

I JUST WANT TO SAY TO

PEOPLE, WHAT A GREAT THING

TO TUCK INTO SOMEBODY'S

EASTER BASKET AS WE'RE

COMING UPON THE HOLIDAY

SEASON.

AND TWO MORE TO LOOK

FORWARD TO.

THEY'RE AVAILABLE WHEREVER

BOOKS ARE SOLD.

THESE ARE ALREADY IN MAJOR

BOOKSTORES AROUND THE

COUNTRY, SO GET YOURS NOW.

THANK YOU BOTH FOR BEING

WITH US.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

Terry: WELL, COMING

UP, A RESTAURANT OWNER WHO

WAS IN CHRONIC PAIN FOR

NEARLY FIVE YEARS.

I FELT LIKE EVERY DAY

THAT I WAS DYING, THAT I

WAS LITERALLY DYING.

I LITERALLY WOULD GET ON

THE COUCH AND JUST CRY

BECAUSE IT WAS JUST SO

PAINFUL.

Terry: SEE HOW A

SUPER NATURAL HEALING GETS

HER OFF THE COUCH AND BACK

INTO THE KITCHEN.

THAT'S NEXT.

Gordon: CHARLOTTE

BAXLEY WAS CONSTANTLY ON

HER FEET, AND THEN ACUTE

PAIN AND THE FATIGUE LEFT

HER FLAT ON HER BACK.

SHE SAW SEVERAL DOCTORS,

BUT FOUND NO RELIEF FOR

ALMOST FIVE YEARS.

THEN ONE DAY SHE WAS

MIRACULOUSLY HEALED, RIGHT

IN HER OWN HOME.

Reporter: CHARLOTTE

NEVER IMAGINED THE DAY

WOULD COME THAT SHE WOULD

BE IN SO MUCH PAIN SHE

COULDN'T TAKE CARE OF HER

FAMILY OR HELP RUN THE

SEVERAL RESTAURANTS SHE

AND HER HUSBAND OWNED, BUT

IT DID.

I ACTUALLY STARTED

HAVING SOME PAIN ON MY

RIGHT SIDE IN 2010, AND

THE DOCTOR I WAS GOING TO

AT THAT TIME, SHE DID

EXTENSIVE X-RAYS, BLOOD

WORK, AND COULDN'T FIND

ANYTHING WRONG.

Reporter: OVER THE

NEXT FEW YEARS, THE PAIN

AND FATIGUE GOT WORSE.

SHE DISCOVERED HE HAD LYME

DISEASE AND AN INFECTED

LIVER.

DOCTORS STARTED TREATING

HER, BUT NOTHING SEEMED TO

HELP.

I FELT EVERY DAY THAT I

WAS DYING.

YOU YOU AR ARE ACHING AND TIRED,

AND YOU DON'T HAVE ANY

ENERGY.

AND YOU DON'T FEEL LIKE

DOING ANYTHING BUT JUST

SITTING OR LAYING.

I WOULD GET UP AND TRY TO

SWEEP, MOP, COOK,

WHATEVER, THE NORMAL

THINGS I ALWAYS DID.

AND I JUST COULDN'T DO IT.

WHY WOULD LEAVE THE

HOUSE EVERY MORNING

KNOWING THE PAIN THAT SHE

WAS IN.

I WAS LOSING HOPE.

BUT SHE NEVER GAVE UP.

Reporter: THAT'S

BECAUSE THERE WERE SOME

THINGS THE PAIN COULDN'T

KEEP HER FROM DOING.

IT DIDN'T STOP ME FROM

PRAYING.

AND IT DIDN'T STOP ME FROM

READING MY BIBLE.

IN FACT, I PROBABLY DREW

CLOSER TO THE LORD THEN

THAN I EVER HAD.

AND I LEARNED WHEN JESUS

IS ALL YOU'VE GOT, JESUS

IS ALL YOU NEED.

Reporter: BUT AFTER

NEARLY FIVE YEARS OF

CHRONIC PAIN, EVEN PRAYING

THE WAY HER MOTHER TAUGHT

HER BECAME UNBEARABLE.

I WAS ABLE TO GET DOWN

ON MY KNEES BECAUSE OF THE

PAIN.

I LITERALLY WOULD GET ON

THE COUCH AND JUST CRY.

JUST LAY THERE AND CRY AND

JUST CALL OUT TO GOD

BECAUSE IT WAS JUST SO

PAINFUL AT THAT TIME.

Reporter: CHARLOTTE

KNEW SHE NEEDED A MIRACLE.

SHE SAYS IT CAME ONE DAY

WHILE WATCHING ONE OF HER

FAVORITE SHOWS, "THE 700

CLUB."

AND I WAS WATCHING, AND

TERRY SAID --

Terry: THERE IS

SOMEONE ELSE WITH A LIVER

CONDITION, ACTUALLY FAIRLY

RECENT, AND GOD IS HEALING

THAT FOR YOU RIGHT NOW.

JUST PRAISE HIS NAME AND

RECEIVE IT.

AND I IMMEDIATELY

RAISED MY HANDS.

I SAID, GOD, THAT IS FOR

ME.

I KNOW THAT IS FOR ME.

AND I'M CLAIMING HEALING.

Reporter: SHE

CONTINUED PRAYING AND

BELIEVING GOD FOR HEALING.

WITHIN A FEW WEEKS, THE

PAIN WAS COMPLETELY GONE.

I GOT UP ONE MORNING

AND I WASN'T HURTING.

AND I THOUGHT, WOW, I FEEL

REALLY GOOD.

I MEAN, THAT WAS THE FIRST

TIME I HAD NOT BEEN IN

PAIN IN FOUR AND A HALF

YEARS.

SO AFTER ABOUT A WEEK, I

KNEW.

I SAID, LORD, YOU HAVE

HEALED MY BODY.

AND I JUST CLAIMED IT

BECAUSE I KNEW I HAD

PRAYED THAT DAY WITH

TERRY, AND GOD HAD HEARD

OUR PRAYERS AND HE

ANSWERED.

SHE LOOKED AT ME AND

SAID, GOD'S HEALED ME.

AND HE DID.

ONE DAY IT WAS JUST LIKE

THE WORLD JUST TURNED TO

WHERE IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE.

Reporter: CHARLOTTE

HAS SINCE BEEN CURED OF

LYME DISEASE AND IS OFF

ALL MEDICATION.

SHE IS STILL PAIN-FREE AND

ABLE TO ENJOY HER FAMILY

AGAIN.

THE LORD GAVE ME LUKE

18:1, AND IT'S TO ALWAYS

PRAY BE DON'T GIVE UP.

NO MATTER WHAT YOU'RE

GOING THROUGH, NO MATTER

WHAT HARDSHIP, STORM,

CIRCUMSTANCE, GOD WILL

WALK YOU THROUGH THAT

STORM, AND HE IS NEVER

GOING TO LEAVE US NOR

FORSAKE US.

Gordon: THAT VERSE,

MAN SHOULD ALWAYS PRAY AND

NOT LOSE HEART.

IT IS WHEN WE LOSE HEART,

WHEN WE LOSE OUR HOPE,

WELL THEN FAITH JUST

EVAPORATES BECAUSE FAITH

IS THE SUBSTANCE OF THINGS

HOPED FOR.

SO WHEN YOU LOSE THE

HOPE -- AND I THINK MANY

PEOPLE WITH CHRONIC

DISEASES DO THAT.

I'M NOT TRYING TO CONDEMN

THEM.

I'M JUST SAYING THE FACT

OF WHAT HAPPENS.

WHEN YOU HAVE LYME DISEASE

AND IT'S CAUGHT TOO LATE,

WELL, THE DOCTORS WILL

TELL YOU THERE IS NO CURE.

BUT YOU JUST SAW, THERE IS

A CURE.

HIS NAME IS JESUS.

AND ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS

BREAKTHROUGH.

ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS TOUCH

THE HEM OF HIS GARMENT.

AND EVEN IF THERE IS A

CROWD AROUND HIM, EVEN IF

IT IS DIFFICULT TO GET TO

HIM, WELL, YOU KNOW THAT

WHEN YOU DO YOU'LL GET THE

ANSWER YOU NEED.

NOW, IF YOU'VE HAD PRAYERS

OVER A LONG PERIOD OF

TIME, AND YOU'VE EVEN

WONDERED, DOES GOD EVEN

HEAR ME ANYMORE, I WANT TO

PRAY WITH YOU.

AND WE'RE GOING TO AGREE

TOGETHER.

AND I'M GOING TO ASK THAT

YOU GET A GIFT OF HOPE AND

A GIFT OF FAITH.

NOW, HOW DO YOU GET THAT?

THE BIBLE IS REALLY CLEAR.

LOOKING UNTO JESUS, THE

AUTHOR AND THE FINISHER OF

OUR FAITH.

NOW, FOR CHARLOTTE, IT

TOOK A TV SHOW.

WELL, YOU'RE WATCHING A TV

SHOW.

SO YOU'VE GOT THE SAME

INGREDIENT.

AND THEN IT WAS A WORD OF

KNOWLEDGE.

YOU CAN GET THAT OR YOU

CAN JUST LOOK TO THE WORD

OF GOD.

THE WORD OF GOD SAYS HE

HEALS ALL OUR DISEASES.

SO WE'RE GOING TO LOOK TO

HIM.

HE IS THE AUTHOR AND THE

FINISHER OF OUR FAITH.

THAT MEANS IF HE BEGINS

IT, HE'S GOING TO DO A

GOOD JOB AND HE IS GOING

TO FINISH IT AND BRING IT

TO COMPLETION.

ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS

BELIEVE THAT.

AND THEN KEEP ON BELIEVING

THAT UNTIL YOU GET THE

ANSWER TO YOUR PRAYER.

SO WE'RE GOING TO AGREE.

HERE IS ANOTHER VERSE FROM

THE BIBLE: "WHEN TWO OR

MORE AGREE TOUCHING

ANYTHING, IT SHALL BE DONE

FOR THEM BY MY FATHER IN

HEAVEN."

SO LET'S AGREE.

YOU REACH OUT AND TOUCH,

AND LET'S SEE WHAT GOD

WILL DO FOR YOU.

LET'S PRAY.

LORD, WE JUST LIFT THOSE

WHO ARE SUFFERING, AND,

LORD, ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO

HAVE CHRONIC ILLNESSES,

WHERE THEY HAVE PRAYED,

THEY HAVE VISITED DOCTORS,

THEY HAVE GONE THROUGH THE

TREATMENTS, AND STILL

THERE IS NO HOPE, AND

STILL THERE IS THE PAIN,

AND STILL THERE IS THE

PROBLEM.

AND SO, LORD, WE AGREE

WITH THEM.

AND WE AGREE TOUCHING IT

NOW IN THE NAME OF JESUS.

AND WE DECLARE THAT BY

YOUR STRIPES WE ARE

HEALED.

AND SO WE RECEIVE THAT

HEALING FROM YOU NOW, IN

YOUR NAME, AND WE COME

BOLDLY TO THE THRONE OF

GRACE AND ASK THAT ALL THE

PAIN BE RELIEVED, ALL THE

SYMPTOMS DISAPPEAR, AND

LIFE GOES BACK TO THE WAY

YOU INTENDED.

WE RECEIVE IT NOW IN

JESUS' NAME.

THERE IS SOMEONE, I

BELIEVE YOUR NAME IS

AILEEN, AND YOU'VE HAD

RECURRING EAR INFECTIONS,

AND IT HAS RESULTED IN

SOME HEARING LOSS, AND YOU

THINK I'LL NEVER BEEN FREE

FROM THIS.

GOD IS SETTING YOU FREE

FROM THAT RIGHT NOW.

THE PAIN AND SWELLING BE

GONE.

YOUR HEARING BE RESTORED

NOW IN JESUS' NAME.

SOMEONE WITH A SHOULDER

INJURY, YOU CAN'T LIFT

YOUR RIGHT ARM.

GOD IS TOUCHING YOU AND

HEALING YOU RIGHT NOW.

LIFT YOUR ARM AND RECEIVE

IT IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN AND AMEN.

> IF YOU'VE BEEN TOUCHED

BY GOD, SHARE YOUR GOOD

REPORT.

CALL US: 1-800-700-7000.

HERE IS A WORD FOR YOU:

"THERE IS THEREFORE NOW NO

CONDEMNATION FOR THOSE WHO

ARE IN CHRIST JESUS."

GOD BLESS YOU, WE'LL SEE

YOU AGAIN.

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