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700 Club Interactive - April 17, 2018

Every day, boatloads of refugees are arriving on the shores of Greece hoping to find a new start in Europe. When they arrive, some of the first people they meet are doctors and rescue teams from Israel. Read Transcript


Gordon: SYRIAN

REFUGEES HOPE FOR A NEW

START IN EUROPE IN THE

FACE OF A PERILOUS

JOURNEY.

IT IS A FEW MINUTES OF

CHAOS, TAKING OUT THE

BABIES, PEOPLE SCREAMING,

SHOUTING.

Gordon: FIND OUT HOW

ISRAELI VOLUNTEERS ARE

MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE

LIVES OF REFUGEES, IN

SPITE OF THE SYRIAN

CONFLICT.

THEY ARE HAPPY TO SEE

US, AND THEY HUG US, AND

IT IS VERY EXCITING.

Gordon: THAT AND MORE

ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

WELCOME TO THE SHOW.

THE ONGOING WAR IN SYRIA

HAS RESULTED I IN ONE OF THE

BIGGEST HUMANITARIAN

DISASTERS IN HISTORY.

EVERY DAY, BOATLOADS OF

REFUGEES ARRIVE ON THE

SHORES OF EUROPE.

Terry: AND WHEN THEY

ARRIVE, SOME OF THE FIRST

PEOPLE THEY MEET ARE SOME

OF THE DOCTORS AND RESCUE

WORKERS FROM ISRAEL.

TAKE A LOOK.

[YELLING]

Reporter: ON MARCH

15, 2011, SYRIAN

PROTESTORS MARCHED ON

DAMASCUS, DEMANDING

DEMOCRATIC REFORMS FROM

PRESIDENT BASHAR

al-ASSAD.

ASSAD'S GOVERNMENT

RESPONDED WITH A VIOLENT

CRACKDOWN.

AND WHAT BEGAN AS A

PEACEFUL UPRISING TURNED

INTO A FULL-SCALE CIVIL

WAR, CREATING THE WORST

HUMANITARIAN CRISIS OF THE

21st CENTURY.

TODAY MUCH OF SYRIA LIES

IN RUINS, AND MORE THAN

HALF THE COUNTRY'S

POPULATION, 11 MILLION

PEOPLE, HAVE BEEN KILLED

OR DISPLACED.

[YELLING]

Reporter: SINCE 2011,

HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF

SYRIAN REFUGEES HAVE

ARRIVED ON THE CREEK

ISLAND OF LESBOS, HOPING

TO FIND A NEW START IN

EUROPE.

WE SEE BABIES, WHICH

ARE ONLY A FEW DAYS OLD,

OLD PEOPLE, AT THE AGE OF

90, 95, AND WE GET MANY

PEOPLE FROM SYRIA, ALSO

FROM IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN,

IRAN.

Reporter: WAITING TO

HELP THEM ARE THE LAST

PEOPLE THE SYRIANS MIGHT

EXPECT: VOLUNTEERS FROM

ISRAEL.

MY NAME IS TANESHA.

I'M HERE WITH ISRA-AID.

MY NAME IS MASHDASH.

I'M HERE WITH THE MEDICAL

TEAM.

I WORK AS A NURSE.

MY NAME IS YOSI.

I LIVE IN TEL AVIV.

I JUST FINISHED MED SCHOOL

AT TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY.

I CAME HERE THROUGH

ISRA-AID TO BE HERE AS A

MEMBER OF THE MEDICAL TEAM

HERE IN LESBOS.

I'M FROM NAZARETH, AND

I'M THE TEAM LEADER.

Reporter: THE TEAM IS

A MIX OF DOCTORS AND

NURSES, BOTH JEWISH AND

ARAB.

I'M A CITIZEN OF

ISRAEL.

AND I'M ALSO CHRISTIAN, SO

I'M A MINORITY INSIDE OF A

MINORITY INSIDE OF ISRAEL.

BEING AWARE OF MY

HISTORY, MY BACKGROUND,

WHERE I COME FROM, THE

HISTORY THAT MY PEOPLE

WENT THROUGH, THIS IS

SOMETHING THAT APPEALS TO

ME.

I CAN HELP REFUGEES, SO

THIS IS MY JOB AND THIS IS

WHAT I SHOULD BE DOING.

OUR JOB HERE IS TO

RECEIVE THE BOATS OF THE

REFUGEES THAT ARE COMING

FROM THE TURKISH SIDE TO

THE GREEK SIDE.

THERE ARE MANY, MANY

VOLUNTEERS ON THE BEACH,

NOT MANY MEDICAL TEAMS.

SO OUR JOB IS, FIRST OF

ALL, HELP THEM GET OUT OF

THE BOAT AND GET TO THE

BEACH SAFELY.

MOST OF THEM COME HERE

DEHYDRATED.

THEY GET HERE VERY WET AND

COLD.

ON THE LINE FROM THE

TURKISH SIDE, THEY'RE

GOING THROUGH A LOT OF

PROBLEMS.

THERE ARE SMUGGLERS THAT

ARE ASKING THEM TO PAY

BETWEEN $1,000 TO $5,000 A

PERSON.

A LOT OF TIMES THEY'RE

JUST SHOVING THEM INTO

BOATS THAT SHOULD FIT 50

PEOPLE, BUT THERE ARE 150

PEOPLE ON THE BOAT.

THEY LEAVE THEM MIDWAY IN

THE SEA, AND THEY TELL

THEM, YOU FIND YOUR OWN

WAY.

OR THEY HAVE A HALF A TANK

OF GAS AND THEY LEAVE THEM

IN MIDDLE OF THE SEA.

WE GO WITH BINOCULARS,

SEARCHING AND SCANNING THE

WATER.

AND YOU START LOOKING FOR

THIS BLACK WITH ORANGE

DOTS IN THE VIEW.

AND THEN WHEN IT COMES

NEARER, YOU START SEEING

THE RUBBER BOAT WITH ALL

OF THE PEOPLE ON IT.

IT'S LIKE, ONE, TWO,

THREE, IT BEGINS.

IT IS A FEW MINUTES OF

CHAOS, TAKING OFF THE

BABIES, PEOPLE SCREAMING,

SHOUTING, HELPING THEM.

A LOT OF THEM DON'T KNOW

HOW TO SWIM.

THEY'RE AFRAID OF THE

WATER.

HERE IS THE POINT THAT

WE START DOING A TRIAGE.

VERY FAST, BY HEARING THEM

AND LOOKING AT THE

REFUGEES, SO WE CAN SEE

WHO IS IN NEED OF MEDICAL

HELP.

AND I START SHOUTING, "WHO

NEEDS A DOCTOR," IN

ARABIC.

THIS IS THE TIME WE START

GIVING TREATMENTS.

I'VE TREATED A

40-YEAR-OLD AFGHANI GUY

THAT WAS UNCONSCIOUS.

HE DIDN'T RECEIVE

AGGRESSIVE TREATMENT ON

THE SHORE, HE MIGHT HAVE

NOT MADE IT.

AFTER THAT, WE WE START

GIVING THEM FOOD AND

WATER, WARM CLOTHES, AND

SOMETHING TO EAT OR DRINK.

BECAUSE SOME OF THEM

DIDN'T HAVE ANY WATER OR

FOOD FOR LIKE ONE OR TWO

DAYS.

AFTER THAT, I TAKE THE

MAP -- WE HAVE A MAP THAT

WE TRANSLATE IN ARABIC,

AND EXPLAIN TO THEM WHAT

IS THE NEXT STEP.

THEY DON'T KNOW WHERE THEY

ARE, OKAY?

SO THE FIRST THING IS I

TELL THEM THEY ARE IN

LESBOS ISLAND IN GREECE.

BECAUSE SOME HAVE NO IDEA

WHERE THEY ARE.

MOST OF THEM, THEY HAVE

NOTHING.

THEY JUST COME WITH THEIR

CLOTHES ONLY BECAUSE THEY

HAD TO THROW THEIR BAGS IN

THE SEA, OR SMUGGLERS TOOK

THEIR BAGS IN THE SEA.

AFTER A COUPLE OF DAYS

OF ASSESSING THE FIELD, WE

UNDERSTOOD THEY JUST

NEEDED A WAY TO

COMMUNICATE WITH THE

REFUGEES WHO COME.

WE BROUGHT A TEAM FROM

ISRAEL THAT IS ARAB

SPEAKING.

HEARING THEIR LANGUAGE

IS VERY IMPORTANT TO THEM.

AND THEN GETTING THE

INSTRUCTIONS WHERE TO GO,

WHAT TO DO NEXT, WHAT ARE

THE NEXT STEPS, BECAUSE

THEY HAVE A LOT OF

UNCERTAINTY.

Reporter: ALTHOUGH

ISRAEL AND SYRIA ARE

TECHNICALLY AT WAR, NONE

OF THAT MATTERS HERE ON

THE BEACH.

[YELLING]

USUALLY WHEN THEY GET

TO THE BEACH, THEY ARE

JUST HAPPY TO SEE PEOPLE

WAITING FOR THEM, GIVING

THEM HELP AND FOOD AND

CLOTHES AND MEDICAL

TREATMENTS, IF THEY NEED

IT.

SOMETIMES THEY REALIZE WHO

WE ARE, AND THEY'RE JUST

HAPPY TO SEE US, AND THEY

HUG US AND KISS US, AND

IT'S VERY EXCITING.

YOU GET LOVELY, WARM

REACTIONS OF HUGS.

AND MEN KISSING ME LIKE

I'M THEIR DAUGHTER, YOU

KNOW, ON THE FOREHEAD,

SAYING THANK YOU, SAYING

THAT I WOULD NEVER HAVE

THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO

RECEIVE TREATMENT FROM AN

ISRAELI DOCTOR OR SHARE MY

STORY WITH AN ISRAELI, WHO

WILL EMPATHIZE WITH WHAT

I'VE BEEN THROUGH.

THIS GUY, HE HAD A

SPRAINED ANKLE, AND WE PUT

SOME BANDAGES ON, AND I

WANTED TO TAKE OUT OF MY

BAG SOME MEDICINE, A MAIN

PAINKILLER, AND WHILE I'M

LOOKING IN MY BAG, HE

ASKED IN ARABIC, WHERE IS

SHE FROM?

AND SHE WAS TELLING HIM,

WHAT DOES IT MATTER?

YOU NEED HELP AND SHE IS

HERE TO GIVE IT TO YOU?

WE CONTINUED WITH OUR WORK

OR WHATEVER WE WERE DOING

AT THE TIME, AND A FEW

MINUTES AFTERWARDS, HE

COMES TO ME WITH A PACKAGE

OF BISCUITS THAT HE

BROUGHT FROM TURKEY FOR

THE JOURNEY.

YOU KNOW, GIVING ME

SOMETHING FROM THE NOTHING

THAT HE HAS, AND

APOLOGIZING FOR NOT

RESPECTING ME OR

QUESTIONING ME.

AND, YOU KNOW, JUST GIVING

ME, YOU KNOW, A THANKS FOR

BEING THERE.

ISRAEL IS AN

UNPOLITICAL ORGANIZATION.

WHAT THEY DO IS HELP

PEOPLE IN A DISASTER

SITUATION.

AND THIS IS WHAT I'M

DOING.

AND THIS IS WHAT THEY

TEACH ME AT NURSING

SCHOOL, TO TREAT A HUMAN,

NO MATTER WHAT HE IS,

WHICH RELIGION HE HAS,

WHICH COLOR HE IS, WHAT

LANGUAGE HE TALKS.

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

TO SEE A 60-YEAR-OLD 60-YEAR-OLD

ARAB MAN BURST INTO TEARS

ON THE SHORE, IT'S

SOMETHING YOU DON'T SEE

EVERY DAY.

TO BE ABLE TO GIVE A HAND,

GIVE A HUG, WATER, MEDICAL

TREATMENT, IT'S A

PRIVILEGE.

Reporter: OFFSHORE,

ISRA-AID DOCTORS PROVIDE

TRAUMA COUNSELLING FOR

FAMILIES IN REFUGEE CAMPS.

WE START WITH THE

COMMUNECATION, SO WE TALK

IIN ARABIC, OR PUT ONLY

HANDS ON HIS OR HER

SHOULDERS, AND TRY TO MAKE

THEM FEEL BETTER AS MUCH

AS WE CAN.

THERE IS NO FUTURE FOR

ANYONE THERE.

COMING HERE IN PLASTIC

BOATS, I WAS VERY

SURPRISED.

THEY ARE AMAZING PEOPLE.

I'M REALLY, REALLY

THANKFUL TO EVERYONE

WORKING WITH THESE PEOPLE.

THEY ARE REALLY HELPING

US, AND HELPING A LOT OF

FAMILIES HERE, AND

CHILDREN.

BECAUSE WE COME FROM A

COUNTRY THAT A LOT OF

PEOPLE SUFFERED TRAUMA

BECAUSE OF THE CONFLICT

AND WHAT IS HAPPENING, WE

HAVE A LOT OF EXPERIENCE

OF HOW TO DEAL WITH

TRAUMA, HOW TO DEAL WITH

THE CONFLICT.

THIS IS A KNOWLEDGE WE

NEED TO PASS TO OTHER

PEOPLE, OTHER COUNTRIES,

IF WE CAN MAKE THEIR

SUFFERING LESS, OR TO HELP

SUPPORT THEM, OR TO SHOW

THEM A DIFFERENT WAY.

I THINK THIS IS OUR DUTY.

THESE PEOPLE COME, AND

THEY AUTOMATICALLY GET

THIS TITLE, THEY ARE

REFUGEES FLEEING TO

EUROPE.

AND THEY'RE TREATYED AND TREATY AND

LOOKED AT AS REFUGEES,

WHEN THEY'RE HUMAN BEINGS,

LIKE YOU AND ME.

TO ME, WHEN I MEET THESE

PEOPLE, THIS IS WHAT I'M

TRYING TO GIVE THEM, THIS

FEELING THAT I RESPECT

THEM, I FEEL THEM, I

CONNECT TO THEM AT THE

MOST HUMAN LEVEL.

I'M NOT ABOVE THEM.

WE'RE THE SAME.

JUST NOW THEY'RE ON THAT

SIDE OF THE COIN.

TOMORROW IT MIGHT BE ME,

AND I WILL NEED THEIR

HELP.

I WAS THINKING ABOUT THE

660 YEARS AGO, AND IT WAS

THE JEWISH PEOPLE IN

EUROPE, DURING THE

HOLOCAUST, AFTER THE

HOLOCAUST, MAKING THEIR

JOURNEY TO ISRAEL OR

DIFFERENT COUNTRIES, AND

SEEKING FOR A SAFE HAVEN.

WE ARE ALWAYS SAYING,

NEVER AGAIN.

WHEN YOU SEE SOMETHING

DIFFICULT, FOR ME IT IS

LOOKING AT MY PART.

WHAT'S MY RESPONSIBILITY.

THAT'S WHAT WE TRY TO DO.

WE'RE COMING AS HUMANS,

MEETING OTHER HUMAN

BEINGS, AND THIS IS HOW

CHANGES START, A LITTLE.

I THINK IT IS PEOPLE

HELPING OTHER PEOPLE,

WHICH IS A VERY IMPORTANT

THING IN THE JEWISH

TRADITION.

WE CAN'T JUST SIT BACK.

WE HAVE TO COME.

AND EVEN IF WE TOUCHED

JUST A FEW PEOPLE'S LIVES,

I THINK THAT IS A LOT.

Gordon: WELL, THIS IS

A VIEW OF ISRAEL THAT YOU

WON'T BE ABLE TO SEE

ANYWHERE ELSE.

AND EVEN IF YOU THINK YOU

KNOW ISRAEL, WE HAVE A NEW

DOCUMENTARY FOR YOU THAT

WILL SHOW YOU ANOTHER

SIDE.

IN PRODUCING THIS

DOCUMENTARY, I THOUGHT I

KNEW A LOT ABOUT ISRAEL.

MY FIRST TRIP TO ISRAEL

WAS BACK IN 1969.

BUT THIS DOCUMENTARY

SHOWED ME A COMPLETELY

DIFFERENT SIDE.

HOW ISRAEL IS REACHING OUT

TO THE WORLD.

NOW, IT'S CALLED "TO LIFE:

HOW ISRAELI VOLUNTEERS ARE

CHANGING THE WORLD," AND

WE'RE GOING TO SHOW YOU

THE STORY OF FIVE

EXTRAORDINARY ISRAELI

ORGANIZATIONS WHO ARE

WORKING AROUND THE WORLD.

SO WE'RE GOING TO TAKE YOU

INDEPTH TO SEE THE NEPAL

EARTHQUAKE, AND SEE HOW

THE I.D.F. AND ISRA-AID

WENT THERE.

AND WE'RE GOING TO TAKE

YOU INTO THE KURDISTAN

REGION OF IRAQ.

AND HOW OPERATIONS ARE

HAPPENING FOR FREE IN

ISRAEL.

BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, THE

FILM WILL SHOW YOU WHY

THEY ARE DOING THIS.

IT IS NOT BASED ON SOME

FEELING OF OBLIGATION, BUT

IT IS BASED ON THEM AS A

NATION, BELIEVING THE

WORDS OF ISAIAH: "I WILL

MAKE A LIGHT TO THE

NATIONS."

OVER AND OVER AGAIN YOU'LL

HEAR IN THIS FILM ISRAELIS

SAYING THAT, AND IT WILL

INSPIRE YOU.

IT WILL SHOW YOU THAT,

YES, THERE IS HOPE.

GOD IS AT WORK, AND HE IS

AT WORK TODAY IN ISRAEL.

SO IF YOU'D LIKE TO GET

IT, WE'VE GOT IT FOR YOU.

IT IS AVAILABLE ON THE

D.V.D.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CALL

US: 1-800-700-7000.

AND SAY, I WANT TO GET THE

DOCUMENTARY "TO LIFE."

IT IS OR THANK YOU FOR A

GIFT OF $10 OR MORE.

AND THAT GIFT WILL GO INTO

THE WORK OF CBN ISRAEL.

SO CALL US:

1-800-700-7000.

OR YOU CAN GO TO cbn.com

TERRY?

Terry: IT IS SO

FABULOUS.

IT IS LIKE IT IS A PART OF

THEIR D.N.A. SPIRITUALLY.

Gordon: IT IS.

WHEN GOD SAYS, I WILL MAKE

YOU A LIGHT TO THE

NATIONS, IT IS ALMOST LIKE

THEY DON'T HAVE A CHOICE.

I WILL MAKE YOU DO THIS.

AND FOR THEM TO

SELF-IDENTIFY THAT WE'RE

HERE BECAUSE WE'RE

SUPPOSED TO BE A LIGHT TO

THE NATIONS.

Terry: YOU FEEL IT IN

EVERY STATEMENT THAT IS

MADE.

> UP NEXT, FIND OUT HOW

"SUPERBOOK" IS CHANGING

LIVES ALL OVER THE WORLD,

AND HOW THIS LITTLE GIRL

LEARNED TO OVERCOME FEAR,

CHERYL USED TO DREAD

GOING TO SCHOOL, AND NOW

SHE IS CLASS CAPTAIN.

WHAT CHANGED?

SHE SAID SHE GOT A LESSON

IN CONFIDENCE WHICH CAME

FROM WATCHING "SUPERBOOK."

Reporter: AT AN AGE

WHEN MOST KIDS LOVE

PLAYING WITH THEIR

FRIENDS, CHERYL WAS ALWAYS

BY HERSELF.

IT HURT MY FEELINGS.

NO ONE PLAYED WITH ME, SO

I STAYED AWAY FROM

EVERYONE.

Reporter: THE

CONSTANT BULLYING MADE HER

LONELY AND SAD.

SHE DIDN'T TALK TO HER

PARENTS ABOUT IT, BUT SHE

DID ASK FOR SOMETHING TO

BE DONE AT SCHOOL.

I ASKED THE TEACHER TO

SEPARATE MY DESK FROM THE

OTHERS, SO I COULD SIT BY

MYSELF IN THE CLASSROOM.

Reporter: CHERYL

FOUND SOME ESCAPE WATCHING

CARTOONS.

ONE DAY WHILE SURFING

CHANNELS, SHE CAME ACROSS

CBN'S "SUPERBOOK."

WHEN I FIRST WATCHED

"SUPERBOOK," I SAW THE

STORY OF DANIEL.

HE WAS NOT AFRAID TO BE IN

THE LION'S DEN.

HE TRUSTED GOD, AND GOD

PROTECTED HIM.

MY FAVORITE STORY THE

STORY OF DAVID AND

GOLIATH.

DAVID WAS NOT AFRAID OF

ANYTHING, AND HE DEFEATED

THE GIANT GOLIATH.

Reporter: EVERY WEEK

SHE LEARNED SOMETHING NEW

ABOUT GOD.

SOON SHE NOTICED SOME

CHANGES IN HER ATTITUDE.

I AM NOT AFRAID TO TALK

TO MY CLASSMATES OR ANYONE

ANYMORE.

I AM EVEN THE CLASS

CAPTAIN.

"SUPERBOOK" CHANGED HOW I

FEEL.

Reporter: WHEN WE

WENT TO VISIT CHERYL AND

HER PARENTS AT HOME, SHE

WAS THRILLED TO GET SOME

"SUPERBOOK" SURPRISES.

AND YOUR VERY OWN

GIZMO.

Reporter: A BRAND NEW

"SUPERBOOK" CURRICULUM HAS

BEEN INTRODUCED IN HER

CHURCH.

SHE LOVES TO PARTICIPATE

EVERY TIME THE "SUPERBOOK"

CLUB MEETS.

THOUSANDS OF KIDS IN

INDIA ARE GOING THROUGH

THE "SUPERBOOK" CURRICULUM

AT YOUTH CENTERS LIKE THIS

ONE.

AND THE SHOW IS BEING

BROADCAST NATIONWIDE WITH

A VIEWERSHIP IN THE

MILLIONS.

"SUPERBOOK" IS CHANGING

CHILDREN'S LIVES.

I WOULD LIKE TO THANK

THE MAKERS OF "SUPERBOOK."

I HAVE LAIRNI HAVE LEARNED TO BELIEVE

IN GOD AND TRUST HIM AND

HAVE CONFIDENCE IN MYSELF.

Gordon: YOU CAN BE A

PART OF SHARING THESE

STORIES OF THE BIBLE WITH

THE CHILDREN OF THE WORLD.

HOW?

BY JOINING THE "SUPERBOOK"

CLUB.

FOR A GIFT OF $25 OR MORE,

YOUR GIFT WILL GO INTO ALL

THE WORK THAT "SUPERBOOK"

IS DOING.

WE'RE NOW OVER 43

LANGUAGES.

WE'RE ON OUR WAY TO 55

LANGUAGES.

AND YOU'RE A PART OF ALL

OF IT WHEN YOU'RE A PART

OF THE "SUPERBOOK" CLUB.

AND JUST IMAGINE SAYING

I'M PART OF TRANSFORMING A

LITTLE GIRL IN INDIA.

SHE USED TO BE BULLIED.

SHE USED TO BE REJECTED,

AND NOW SHE IS THE LEADER

OF HER CLASS, ALL BECAUSE

SHE WATCHED A CARTOON.

THAT'S WHAT HAPPENS WHEN

THESE STORIES FROM THE

BIBLE GET TO CHILDREN.

THE WORDS OF THE BIBLE ARE

TRUE, AND THEY'RE

TRANSFORMATIVE.

AND THESE EPISODES ARE

FAITHFUL TO THE VERSES IN

THE BIBLE.

SO WHEN A BIBLE CHARACTER

IS SPEAKING, HE IS

SPEAKING VERSES FROM THE

BIBLE.

WHEN CHILDREN HERE THAT,

FAITH COMES,

TRANSFORMATION COMES, AND

YOU'RE A PART OF ALL OF

IT.

SO WHAT DO I WANT YOU TO

DO?

I WANT YOU TO CALL US AND

SAY, YES, I WANT TO JOIN

THE "SUPERBOOK" CLUB.

1-800-700-7000.

AND FOR A GIFT OF $25 OR

MORE, WE'LL SEND YOU YOU PART

OF THE WHOLE SERIES.

WE HAVE THIS NEW THING

CALLED "EXPLORER," WHERE

WE SHOW YOU THE ARCHEOLOGY

AND THE THEOLOGY BEHIND

THE EPISODE, AND YOU GET

TWO EPISODES IN THIS

D.V.D.

YOU'RE GOING TO GET

"SAMUEL AND THE CALL OF

GOD," PLUS "PETER'S

DENIAL."

AND WE'LL SEND YOU THREE

D.V.D.s SO YOU CAN SHARE

IT WITH YOUR FAMILY AND

WITH YOUR FRIENDS.

CALL US NOW AND SAY, YES,

I WANT TO JOIN.

1-800-700-7000.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, UP NEXT,

SHE WAS SEVEN WEEKS

PREGNANT WHEN HEARTACHE

STRUCK.

I WENT TO THE EMERGENCY

ROOM, AND THEY CONFIRMED

THERE WASN'T ANY

HEARTBEAT.

Terry: WATCH HER

TEARS OF SADNESS TURN TO

Terry: MELISSA

HEIMBACH LOVES TO WATCH

"THE 700 CLUB."

BUT SHE NEVER DREAMED OUR

SHOW WOULD PLAY A ROLE IN

MAKING HER A MIRACLE MOM.

Reporter: IT HAD ONLY

BEEN A MONTH SINCE THE

HONEYMOON WHE WHEN MELISSA AND

MIKE LEARNED SHE WAS

PREGNANT.

WE BOTH ALWAYS WANTED

BIG FAMILIES.

WE WANT GOING TO WAIT.

WE WERE HOPING TO GET

PREGNANT RIGHT AWAY.

WE WERE JUST SO EXCITED.

Reporter: BUT AT

SEVEN WEEKS, MELISSA

STARTED BLEEDING HEAVILY.

SO I WENT TO...I WENT

TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM, AND

THEY CONFIRMED THAT THERE

WASN'T ANY HEARTBEAT.

RIGHT AWAY, WHEN THE

MOTHER CONCEIVES, YOU JUST

GET THIS ATTACHMENT TO

THAT BABY, AND THAT BABY

IS INSTANTLY YOURS.

Reporter: THEY GOT

PREGNANT A SECOND TIME,

BUT A ROUTINE ULTRASOUND

AT 14 WEEKS SHOWED SHE HAD

MISCARRIED AGAIN.

IT WAS REALLY TOUGH.

THE SECOND ONE WAS

ESPECIALLY HARD BECAUSE I

HAD MADE IT SO FAR, AND I

WAS SHOWING.

AND WE WERE GOING TO FIND

OUT THE GENDER, AND I

THOUGHT WE WERE ALL IN THE

CLEAR.

WE HAVE LEARNED A LOT

AND GROWN A LOT,

ESPECIALLY HAVING ALL OF

THAT STUFF THAT SOON IN

OUR MARRIAGE.

IT BRINGS YOU TOGETHER.

Reporter: THE COUPLE

KEPT TRYING TO GET

PREGNANT BUT WERE UNABLE

TO.

I GUESS ONCE YOU GO

THROUGH THESE THINGS, YOU

WONDER IF IT IS EVER GOING

TO HAPPEN.

I WOULD JUST ASK HIM WHY,

AND ASK HIM TO HELP ME GO

THROUGH IT.

BUT I STILL DIDN'T DOUBT

HIS PLAN FOR US.

Reporter: EVEN AFTER

TWO MORE YEARS, THEY

BELIEVED GOD WOULD GIVE

THEM A CHILD.

IT JUST COMES DOWN TO

CHOOSING TO BELIEVE.

AND I THINK JUST KEEPING

PERSPECTIVE ON THAT, THAT

GOD IS IN CONTROL.

I'M NOT IN CONTROL.

I KNEW GOD WAS GOING TO

PROVIDE.

EITHER THROUGH ADOPTION --

WE BOTH HAD HEARTS FOR

KIDS -- OR GO THROUGH SOME

KIND OF MEDICAL

INTERVENTION.

BUT, YEAH, WE WERE BOTH

JUST OPEN TO WHATEVER THE

LORD HAD TO DO.

IT WAS HARD.

Reporter: AFTER MUCH

PRAYER AND CONSIDERATION,

THEY DECIDED TO MAKE AN

APPOINTMENT WITH A

FERTILITY DOCTOR.

WE HAD DISCUSSED UP TO

THAT POINT THAT WE WERE

BOTH READY TO DO WHATEVER

IT TOOK TO HAVE A BABY.

Reporter: TO LIFT HER

SPIRITS, MELISSA WATCHED

"THE 700 CLUB."

IT WAS SUCH AN

ENCOURAGEMENT TO ME, TO

BUILD ME UP TO GO INTO

WORK, AND HEAR THESE

AMAZING CHRISTIAN STORIES

AND THESE MIRACLES AND

WORDS OF KNOWLEDGE I HAD

NEVER HEARD BEFORE.

Reporter: DAYS BEFORE

HER DOCTOR'S APPOINTMENT

MELISSA WAS WATCHING THE

SHOW, WHEN GORDON AND

WENDY STARTED PRAYING.

Wendy: THERE ARE

COUPLES CRYING OUT FOR A

BABY, AND YOU'RE HAVING

FERTILITY PROBLEMS, AND

PUT YOUR HANDS ON YOUR

BELLIES, LADIES, AND GOD

IS HEALING YOU TODAY.

I THOUGHT, MY GOODNESS,

SHE IS SAYING IT, SHE IS

SAYING MY PROBLEM.

I KIND OF LOOKED AROUND,

EVEN THOUGH I WAS BY

MYSELF, AND I SAID, I

THINK THAT IS FOR ME.

Reporter: THE NEXT

DAY MELISSA CANCELLED HER

APPOINTMENT.

SHE WAS PREGNANT WITHIN

THE MONTH.

IT WAS JUST INCREDIBLE.

YOU JUST CAN'T EXPLAIN IT.

IT IS JUST SO EXCITING TO

KNOW YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE

A BABY.

Reporter: ON

OCTOBER 14, 2014, THEY

WELCOMED THEIR SON,

GABRIEL, INTO THEIR

FAMILY.

WHEN HE CAME OUT, HE

CAME OUT SCREAMING.

THAT MIRACLE BABY CAME OUT

WITH A FIGHT.

HE CAME OUT WITH GOD'S

FIGHT.

AND IT WAS JUST SO

EXCITING BECAUSE HE WAS

ALL WE HAD EVER WAITED

FOR.

ESPECIALLY YOUR FIRST ONE.

YOU JUST HAVE NO IDEA YOU

CAN LOVE A BABY SO MUCH.

WE WERE JUST SO EXCITED

AND ELATED.

Reporter: TODAY MIKE

AND MELISSA HAVE TWO

HEALTHY BOYS AND A DAILY

REMINDER OF A LOVING GOD.

I JUST SEE HOW MUCH GOD

LOVES ME, AND GOD LOVES

PEOPLE, AND HOW HE HEALS.

AND HE HEARS US WHEN WE

PRAY.

AND I JUST LOOK AT THOSE

BOYS, AND I THINK, MAN,

GOD IS BEAUTIFUL.

Terry: BOY, MIKE AND

MELISSA HAVE EXPERIENCED

THE MERCY, THE GRACE, THE

LOVE, AND THE PROVISION OF

GOD.

BUT IT WAS ABOUT WAITING

FOR GOD'S PERFECT TIMING.

EVEN WHEN IT WASN'T

HAPPENING, THEY SAID, WE

NEVER STOPPED DOUBTING OR

TRUSTING THAT GOD WAS

ABLE.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE

ASKING FOR OR NEEDING IN

YOUR OWN LIFE, BUT WE WANT

TO LINK HEARTS AND PRAYERS

WITH YOU, AND JUST LIFT

YOU BEFORE THE THRONE OF

THE KING OF KINGS, WHO IS

ABLE TO DO IT ALL.

Gordon: LORD, WE JOIN

IN PRAYER FOR THOSE WHO

NEED HEALING AND

RESTORATION.

AND WE JUST ECHO THE WORDS

OF MELISSA FROM THAT

STORY.

LORD, WE ARE OPEN TO

ANYTHING THAT YOU HAVE FOR

US.

WE ARE JUST OPEN TO YOUR

UNLIMITED POSSIBILITY.

AND, LORD, ESPECIALLY FOR

THOSE WHO ARE PRAYING FOR

CHILDREN, WHO HAVE BEEN

DISAPPOINTED IN LIFE, AND,

LORD, WE JUST ASK THAT YOU

WOULD REACH FORTH YOUR

HAND AND GIVE THEM THE

POWER TO GIVE LIFE.

LET THEM BE FRUITFUL AND

MULTIPLY.

HEAL WHATEVER NEEDS TO BE

HEALED.

RESTORE NOW, FOR YOU ARE

THE GOD WHO GIVES LIFE TO

YOUR PEOPLE.

THERE IS SOMEONE ELSE, I

BELIEVE YOUR NAME IS SAM,

AND YOU HAVE AN

OBSTRUCTION IN YOUR

ESOPHAGUS, IN YOR STERNUM,

AND IT IS CAUSING YOU PAIN

AND DIFFICULTY SWALLOWING.

AND GOD IS HEALING ALL OF

THAT.

YOU JUST FELT IT RELEASE,

AND YOU ARE NOW HEALED

FROM THAT.

THERE IS NO MORE

DISCOMFORT.

SWALLOW EASILY IN JESUS'

NAME.

Terry: THERE IS

SOMEONE ELSE WITH SINUS

ISSUES, VERY OBSTRUCTED

SINUS CAVITY.

GOD IS HEALING THAT AND

OPENING THAT FOR YOU.

BREATHE DEEPLY AND RECEIVE

YOUR HEALING.

Gordon: IF YOU'VE

BEEN HEALED, GIVE US A

CALL.

IF YOU NEED PRAYER, GIVE

US A CALL:

1-800-700-7000.

HERE IS A WORD FROM

PHILIPPIANS:

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