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700 Club Interactive - April 19, 2018

An Israeli NGO that provides free life-saving cardiac surgery to children thought the Third World who could not otherwise afford it. Read Transcript


> A MOTHER'S DESPERATE

TIME OF NEED

AND HER DAUGHTERS HELPERS.

WHEN I GET HOME, I LOOK TO

EVERYONE

AT HOME TO TAKE CARE OF MY

DAUGHTER.

FIND OUT HOW THIS

ORGANIZATION IS

MAKING A DIFFERENCE.

PLUS.

I WANT TO BE KNOWN AS THE

TOP OF

THE GAME.

HOW THIS PROFESSIONAL SNOW

BOARDER

FELL FROM GRACE.

THAT'S NEXT ON "700 CLUB"

INTERACTIVE.

ISRAEL IS HELPING REPAIR

THE WORLD

RIGHT IN ITS BACK BEYOND A

--

BACKYARD. THEY ARE SAVING

THOUSANDS OF

CHILDREN AND MORE THAN HALF

OF THOSE

CHILDREN ARE FROM THE WEST

BANK AND

GAZA.

HALF OF THOSE CHILDREN ARE

FROM THE

WEST BANK AND GAZA.

EVERY YEAR THOUSANDS OF

CHILDREN

ARE BORN WITH FATAL HEART

DEFECTS.

MANY LIVING IN COUNTRIES

WHERE THE

LIFE SAVING MEDICAL CARE THEY

NEED

SIMPLY DOESN'T EXIST.

LIKE THIS TWO-YEAR-OLD GIRL

FROM SYRIA.

SHE WAS BORN WITH A HOLE

BETWEEN THE

TWO MAJOR ARTERIES IN HER

HEART AND

WITHOUT SURGERY, SHE WILL

DIE.

SHE HAS A VERY RARE DEFECT.

IT'S VERY DIFFICULT TO

DIAGNOSE

ACTUALLY.

I THINK THIS WAS WHY THE

DIAGNOSIS WAS

MADE SO LATE IN LIFE.

THIS IS A DIAGNOSIS MADE

AFTERBIRTH

AND SHE WOULD BE TREATED

WITHIN THE

FIRST FEW MONTHS OF LIFE.

HER CONDITION WENT

UNDIAGNOSED

BECAUSE SHE AND HER FAMILY

LIVE IN A

SYRIAN REFUGEE CAMP.

THE MOTHER HAS RISKED

EVERYTHING TO

FIND PEOPLE WHO CAN SAVE HER

DAUGHTER'S LIFE.

SHE MADE THE DIFFICULT

JOURNEY THROUGH

SYRIA, IRAQ AND JORDAN AND

THEN

HANDING HER DAUGHTER TO THE

ONLY

PEOPLE WHO WILL BE WILLING TO

HELP HER.

PEOPLE SHE WAS ALWAYS TOLD

ARE HER

ENEMIES.

I WAS MORE CONCERNED ABOUT

MY

DAUGHTER'S HEALTH.

IT WAS MORE IMPORTANT TO SEEK

THE CARE

SHE NEEDS.

THE DOCTORS AND NURSES WHO

ARE CARING

FOR HER ARE ALL ISRAELIS.

THEY WORK FOR AN ORGANIZATION

CALLED

"SAVE A CHILD'S HEART".

THIS MISSION IS TO PROVIDE

FREE

SURGERY FOR CHILDREN WITH

FATAL HEART

CONDITIONS.

SINCE 1995, DOCTORS FROM SAVE

A

CHILD'S HEART HAVE OPERATED

ON MORE

THAN 4,000 CHILDREN FROM 48

DEVELOPING

COUNTRIES.

CHILDREN WHO WOULD OTHERWISE

HAVE

DIED.

THROUGH SAVE THE CHILD'S

HEART, WE

BELIEVE THAT EVERY CHILD

DESERVES THE

BEST MEDICAL TREATMENT WE CAN

GIVE.

TODAY ISRAEL IS IN A

SITUATION THAT

ISRAELI CHILDREN GET ALL THE

MEDICAL

CARE THEY NEED FOR HEART

PROBLEMS.

THEREFORE WE CONSIDER IT OUR

DUTY TO

REACH OUT AND HELP OTHERS

AROUND THE

WORLD. WE TALK ABOUT REACHING

OUT AND

HELPING OTHERS AROUND THE

WORLD AND WE

FIRST LOOK TO OUR NEIGHBORS.

WHEN WE LOOK AROUND

OURSELVES, WE SEE

A MIDDLE EAST WHICH IS

TROUBLED, WHICH

IS A NEED.

WHEN WE LOOK TO THE STAFF, WE

SEE

TREMENDOUS NEED IN AFRICA.

EVERY CHILD DESERVES THE BEST

MEDICAL

TREATMENT THROUGH SAVE A

CHILD'S HEART

CAN GIVE AND IT DOESN'T

MATTER WHAT

KIND OF BACKGROUND THE CHILD

COMES

FROM.

A CHILD IS A CHILD.

THESE SURGEONS HAVE SEEN

THE

WORLD'S TOUGHEST CASES BUT

HERS WAS

ESPECIALLY CHALLENGING.

WHEN SHE ARRIVED, SHE

ALREADY HAD

DAMAGE TO THE LUNGS.

THIS MAKES THE SURGERY EVEN

MORE

DIFFICULT.

THE SURGERY TOOK SEVERAL

HOURS AND

AFTERWARDS SHE NEEDED SEVERAL

DAYS OF

FOLLOW UP CARE.

FOLLOWING SURGERY ALTHOUGH

SHE CAME

LATE, THE RESULTS WERE

AMAZING AND SHE

WILL HAVE A NORMAL LIFE.

SHE CAN DO SPORTS, SHE CAN

GET MARRIED

AND HAVE CHILDREN, SHE CAN GO

TO THE

UNIVERSITY FIRST, SHE CAN

BECOME A

DOCTOR. HER RESULTS ARE THAT

OF A

NORMAL CHILD.

AS AN ADULT OR ADOLESCENT,

SHE WOULD

HAVE DIED. WE TOOK A CHILD

WITH NO

PROGNOSIS AND TURNED HER INTO

A

HEALTHY CHILD. THIS IS WHAT

MEDICINE

IS ALL ABOUT.

KNOWING THAT NOBODY ELSE

WOULD DO

IT AND TO SEE THE PATIENT DIE

WOULD BE

DIFFICULT.

TO SEE IS THE PATIENT

RECOVERING IS

BEYOND ANY DESCRIPTION.

SHE RETURNED TO SYRIA WITH

HER

MOTHER AND WITH HER NEW

NEIGHBORS TO

THE SOUTH.

NOW THAT MY DAUGHTER HAS

HAD HER

SURGERY, I FEEL VERY BLESSED

AND AT

PEACE.

THE PEOPLE FROM THE HOSPITAL

AND

ISRAEL HAVE BEEN VERY GOOD TO

ME.

WHEN I GET HOME, I WILL TELL

EVERYONE

HOW MUCH THE ISRAELIS TOOK

CARE OF US

AND SAVED MY DAUGHTER.

OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS, I

WOULD

SAY ONE OF THE FEW POSITIVE

THINGS

WHICH HAS COME OUT OF THE WAR

IS TO

SAY IRAQ AND SYRIA HAS THE

ABILITY OF

BUILDING BRIDGES BETWEEN

NATIONS WITH

BRINGING PEOPLE TOGETHER WITH

SYRIANS

TO IRAQIS WITH THE

PALESTINIANS AND

ALL AT THE MEDICAL CENTER

GETTING TO

KNOW EACH OTHER.

DOCTORS FROM "SAVE A

CHILD'S

HEART", ANALYZED PATIENTS

FROM ALL

OVER THE WORLD TO DETERMINE

THE BEST

CANDIDATES FOR THE SURGERY.

THE CHILDREN THEN TRAVEL WITH

A PARENT

OR GUARDIAN. THE SURGERY IS

PERFORMED

HERE JUST OUTSIDE OF TEL AVIV.

TODAY, CHILDREN OF PARENTS

LIVE IN

THIS HOUSE NEAR THE HOSPITAL

WHILE

THEY ARE RECOVERING FROM

SURGERY.

BUT WHEN "SAVE A CHILD'S

HEART" BEGAN

IN 1995, THERE WERE NO HOMES.

THEY WOULD STAY HERE.

THOSE CHILDREN THAT

ARRIVED HAD NO

HOME TO GO TO.

AS THE PROGRAM STARTED TO

EVOLVE AND

MORE CHILDREN STARTED TO COME

TO

ISRAEL, IT BECAME APPARENT

THAT THERE

WAS A NEED TO TAKE CARE OF

THE

CHILDREN.

IT WAS NOT ONLY ABOUT THE

MEDICAL CARE.

THERE WAS THE FREE CARE, --

PRECARE

AND POST CARE AFTER THE

DISCHARGE FROM

THE HOSPITAL.

THAT'S WHERE THE NOTION OF

THE "SAVE A

CHILD'S HEART" WENT A STEP

FURTHER

WHERE WE HAD A HOME FOR THEM

AND THEY

STAYED HERE 3 MONTHS AFTER

SURGERY.

THE CHILDREN ARE USED TO

THE FOOD

FROM THEIR COUNTRY AND THEIR

MOM WOULD

COOK FOR THEM.

THEY GET TO EAT WHAT THEY

HAVE GROWN

UP WITH.

WE HAVE SUPPORT FROM ALL

PEOPLE

FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLD WHO

COME TO

VOLUNTEER AND SPEND TIME IN

ISRAEL

WITH THE CHILDREN.

MANY OF THE CHILDREN COME

WITHOUT

THEIR PARENTS.

THEY ACTUALLY SERVE AS

SURROGATE'S FOR

THESE CHILDREN.

I SEE MYSELF REALLY MAKING

THEM

SMILE AND MAKING THIS

EXPERIENCE

BETTER THAN IT WOULD BE.

WE SIT AND PLAY WITH THEM.

IT'S A REALLY HARD THING.

THEY ARE

COMING TO A DIFFERENT COUNTRY

TO GET

OPEN HEART SURGERY.

WE MAKE TIME FOR ACTIVITIES

AND IF

THEY ARE NOT IN THE MOOD,

THEY ARE NOT

GOING TO BE HAPPY. WE HAVE TO

SEE WHAT

THEY WANT TO DO AND WHAT

MAKES THEM

THE MOST HAPPY AND DO THAT.

MORE THAN 50% OF THE

CHILDREN

TREATED ARE PALESTINIANS FROM

THE WEST

BANK AND GAZA.

THESE FAMILIES NOT ONLY

RECEIVE

SURGERY, THEY ALSO ATTEND

FREE WEEKLY

CLINICS AND SUPPORT GROUPS.

I STARTED TO WORK WITH

THEM BECAUSE

THEY NEEDED SOMEONE TO

TRANSLATE BUT

I'M NOT ONLY TRANSLATING BUT

ALSO

DEALING WITH THE EMOTIONS.

I'M THERE WITH THE FAMILIES

AND THE

DOCTORS. I'M THE ONLY ONE IN

THE

ORGANIZATION WHO CAN SPEAK

WITH THEM

WITH THEIR LANGUAGE AND THEIR

CULTURE.

WE TALK. WE SHARE

EXPERIENCES AND

FEELINGS AND TO KNOW EACH

OTHER, I

THINK IT'S A GOOD OPPORTUNITY

BECAUSE

AT THE END OF THE DAY, THEY

ALL ARE

THE SAME.

THEY ARE ALL OUR CHILDREN.

DEANNA IS A FOUR-MONTH-OLD

BABY

FROM RAMALLAH.

SHE WAS ALSO BORN WITH A HOLE

IN HER

HEART.

HER GROWTH IS NOT GROWING

PROPERLY

BECAUSE HER HEART IS WORKING

TOO HARD.

SHE HAS DIFFICULTY EATING HER

MILK

BECAUSE SHE GETS TIRED EASILY.

SOMETIMES SHE SWEATS SO

EASILY BECAUSE

SHE'S NOT MOVING.

HER HEART IS OVERWORKING. SHE

IS

ALWAYS TIRED AND SHE'S NOT

GETTING

ENOUGH REST. SO SHE'S TIRED,

I'M TIRED

WITH THIS CONDITION.

I HOPE SHE GETS THE SURGERY

AND THEY

FIX THIS PROBLEM.

WE ARE DUE FOR SURGERY IN A

COUPLE

HOURS. I'M VERY NERVOUS.

FINALLY IT WAS TIME FOR

DEANNA TO

GO TO THE OPERATING ROOM.

ON HUR HER SURGICAL TEAM IS A

DOCTOR

FROM THE WEST CITY.

THE DOCTOR IS PART OF THE

RESIDENCY

PROGRAM HERE AT THE HOSPITAL

WHERE HE

WILL BE TRAINED BY ISRAELI

SURGEONS

FOR THE NEXT 6 YEARS.

HERE WE ARE WORKING

TOGETHER AS A

TEAM, AND I FEEL HAPPY HERE.

I HOPE TO

CONTINUE.

THE SURGERY WAS LIFE

CHANGING FOR

BOTH DEANNA AND HER MOTHER.

I MET SOME VERY NICE

PEOPLE AND

EVERYBODY IS HELPFUL OVER

HERE. THE

MAIN FOCUS IS HELPING THE

CHILD, YOU

KNOW.

IT CHANGES MY EXPERIENCE

BECAUSE I

NEVER INTERACTED WITH PEOPLE

FROM THE

OTHER SIDE, THE JEWISH

PEOPLE. BUT NOW

WE INTERACT WITH A LOT OF

PEOPLE, THE

JEWISH PEOPLE, THE AFRICAN

PEOPLE.

IT'S A VERY GOOD EXPERIENCE.

WE INTERACT WITH ALL SORTS OF

PEOPLE.

IT'S VERY GOOD EXPERIENCE.

MANY PALESTINIANS, THEY

COME FROM

ENEMY COUNTRIES.

THEY KNOW WHAT WE DO FOR

THEIR CHILD.

IT'S NOT SOMETHING THAT

NOBODY WANTS

TO DO.

IT'S LIKE TRYING TO BUILD THE

STEPS.

MANY OF THE CHILDREN HERE

COME FROM

AFRICA LIKE NINE-YEAR-OLD

DESIREE FROM

UGANDA.

SHE SPENT MOST OF HER LIFE IN

HOSPITALS BUT NONE COULD HELP.

SO HER MOTHER BROUGHT HER TO

ISRAEL.

WHAT I WORRY ABOUT MOST OF

ISRAEL

IS THEY ARE FRIENDLY FIRST. I

KNEW IT

FROM THE BIBLE.

WHEN I CAME HERE I SAW IT

WITH MY EYES.

WHEN I CAME TO ISRAEL, I SAID

I'M THE

LUCKIEST LADY.

WE ARE REALLY HAPPY.

EVEN WHEN WE WENT TO THE

HOSPITAL, IT

WAS SO SO GOOD THAT EVEN THE

DOCTOR IS

VERY GOOD TO US.

WE ARE FEELING AT HOME SO

MUCH.

A MONTH AFTER HER SURGERY,

DOCTORS

GAVE HER A CLEAN BILL OF

HEALTH.

ARE YOU READY TO GO HOME?

YOU

DON'T SOUND EXCITED.

THIS IS HER LAST CHECKUP.

AFTER 6 MONTHS, SHE CAN DO

SPORTS.

SHE CAN DO ANYTHING.

AS A CHRISTIAN, VIOLET HAS

PRAYED

FOR ISRAEL FOR MANY YEARS.

NOW SHE

SAYS ISRAEL WAS HER ONSET FOR

HER

PRAYERS FOR DESIREE.

SHE IS NO LONGER SICK, NO

LONGER

WEAK.

SHE SAYS I'M GOING TO PLAY

WITH

CHILDREN AND DO EVERYTHING I

COULDN'T

DO.

SHE'S SO EXCITED.

I THANK YOU BECAUSE YOU HAVE

GIVEN HER

A NEW HEART.

DESIREE IS ONE OF

THOUSANDS OF

CHILDREN IN AFRICA WHO DON'T

HAVE

ACCESS TO PEDIATRIC HEART

SURGEONS.

WHEN IT'S IMPOSSIBLE FOR

YOUNG

PATIENTS TO TRAVEL TO ISRAEL,

"SAVE A

CHILD'S HEART" TRAVELS TO

THEM.

THEY HAVE IN PROGRAM IN

TANZANIA WHERE

THEY SAVE CHILDREN WHILE

PERFORMING

THESE SURGERIES AND THEY

TRAIN

DOCTORS.

WE WANT TO TRAIN THEM AND

GIVE THEM

THE RIGHT TOOLS TO COME BACK

AND TAKE

OVER.

WITH A NEW GENERATION OF

DOCTORS

BEING TRAINED AROUND THE

WORLD AND

THOUSANDS OF SUCCESS STORIES

FROM 48

COUNTRIES "SAVE A CHILD'S

HEART" IS

FULFILLING THE DREAM OF THE

FOUNDERS

AND AS THE NAME DESCRIBED BY

THE

PROPHET ISAIAH.

YEARS AGO OUR ANCESTORS

CAME TO

ISRAEL TO SAVE OUR LAND.

ISRAEL THE 21ST CENTURY WITH

A

COMPLETELY DIFFERENT

PHYSICIAN THAN

YEARS AGO.

ISRAEL CAN ACTUALLY SHARE ITS

EXPERTISE WITH OTHERS. SEE

THE

CHILDREN PLAYING WITH THE

ROMANIAN

CHILDREN AND WITH THE

TANZANIAN BOY

AND CHINESE BOY AND THEY ARE

INTERACTING WITH ONE ANOTHER

WITHOUT

HAVING THE COMMON LANGUAGE.

THE COMMON LANGUAGE THAT THEY

HAVE IS

THEY ARE HUMAN BEINGS.

WE NEED MORE OF THESE KIND

OF

PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD.

I CAN'T FORGET.

I'M WAITING TO SEE MY FAMILY.

I'M SO GLAD. I'M VERY VERY

GLAD TO SEE

MY SON GOOD LIKE THIS.

GIVE ME FIVE.

HE'S SO GOOD.

THERE IS SOMETHING VERY

VERY

SPECIAL ABOUT THIS PLACE.

IT'S PURE

GOODNESS AND MAN HELPING MAN.

I WISH OTHER PEOPLE

THROUGHOUT THE

WORLD COULD SEE THIS SIDE.

WELL WHAT WE JUST WATCHED

IS A

BRAND NEW DOCUMENTARY FROM

CBN CALLED

"TO LIFE".

"TO LIFE" DESCRIBES THE LIVES

OF

PEOPLE AND HUMANITARIANS

LIVING AROUND

THE WORLD. PLUS YOU WILL GET

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SERIES OF HELPING REFUGEES.

YOU CAN

HAVE A COPY BY JUST GIVING

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JUST CALL. TOLL-FREE PHONE

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UP NEXT, A SNOW BOARDER ON

THE RISE.

IN 2-3 YEARS I STARTED TO

GET THE

NATIONAL TITLE AND GOT

SPONSORS AND I

JUST KEPT WINNING BIGGER AND

BIGGER

EVENTS.

SEE HOW HIGH HE ROSE AND

FOR SNOW BOARDERS ONE

WRONG MOVE

CAN BE A NASTY WIPE OUT. THEY

NEED TO

BE COMPLETELY FOCUSED.

UNFORTUNATELY FOR ANDY FINCH

THAT

WASN'T THE CASE AS HE WAS

TORMENTED BY

HIS OWN THOUGHTS.

PROBABLY WHAT I LOVE MOST

ABOUT

SNOW BOARDING WAS WHEN I WAS

A KID. I

LOVE TO FLY. LOVE JUMPING OFF

TREES

AND ROOFS.

WHEN YOU ARE IN THE AIR ON A

SNOW

BOARD, I'M PRETTY MUCH GONE.

AND THEN I GET HIT AND THAT

SOMETIMES

HURTS.

ANDY FINCH WAS 12 WHEN HIS

DAD TOOK

HIM TO THE SLOPES FOR GOOD

GRADES.

HE SAW WHAT ALL THE SNOW

BOARDERS WERE

DOING.

WHAT REALLY CATCHES ME IS

SEEING A

SNOW BOARDER FLYING OFF THE

ROLLER. I

TOLD MY DAD, THAT'S WHAT I

WANT TO DO.

ANDY SPENT HOURS ON THE

SLOPES AND

EVENTUALLY HE STARTED

COMPETING.

WITHIN 3-4 YEARS, I WON

THE

NATIONAL TITLE AND STARTED

GAINING

SPONSORS AND THAT'S WHEN I

STARTED

MEETING PEOPLE AND GETTING

NOTICED AND

I STARTED WINNING BIGGER AND

BIGGER

EVENTS AND WENT INTERNATIONAL

AND THEN

I WENT ON TOUR.

IN 1988 HE WENT PRO AND HE

HIT ALL

THE MAJOR WORLD STOPS.

I DEFINITELY HAD GOLD IN

MY CAREER.

I WANTED TO BE KNOWN AS ONE

OF THE

BEST AND BE ON TOP OF THE

GAME.

WITH A WIDE OPEN LIFESTYLE

OF A PRO

SNOW BOARDER PULLED HIM AWAY

FROM HIS

CHRISTIAN UP BRINGING.

I WAS GOING TO ALL OF

THESE PLACES

ALL AROUND THE WORLD. WHAT

COMES WITH

THIS FREEDOM? YOU KNOW,

PARTYING AND

YOU CAN BLOW MONEY AT WILL. I

WAS

LYING TO MYSELF. I WAS LYING

TO MYSELF

THAT EVERYONE DOES THIS.

THAT WAS KIND OF A TURNING

POINT. I

TURNED MY BACK ON GOD.

EVEN THOUGH I BELIEVED HE

EXISTED AND

GOD DIED FOR MY SINS, I WENT

FOR IT.

ANDY PARTIED AS MUCH AS HE

COMPETED

AND HE ALSO BECAME SEXUALLY

ACTIVE.

HE TOOK A 40-FOOT -FOOT --

FALL.

AT AGE 18 I BECAME

SEXUALLY ACTIVE.

I THOUGHT IS THIS BECAUSE I'M

SEXUALLY

ACTIVE AND DISOBEYING GOD.

NOW HE'S FINDING IT

DIFFICULT TO

STAY AHEAD IN THE GAME.

I STILL WAS ABLE TO IGNORE

IT. I

WAS STILL ABLE TO FIND MY

SUPPORT

GROUP AND DEAL WITH MY

COACHES AND

TALK THROUGH STUFF AND STICK

WITH MY

STRATEGY.

THAT WASN'T WHAT TURNED ME

FROM MY

SENSE.

ANDY CONTINUED TO PUSH

THOSE

NAGGING THOUGHTS ASIDE FOR

ANOTHER 5

YEARS AS HIS LIFE EVOLVED

WITH SNOW

BOARDING AND PARTYING AND

HAVING SEX.

THINGS SOON STARTS TO

CHANGE.

IT STARTED TO TORTURE ME,

AND THERE

WERE GIRLS THAT I LIKED I SAW

HOW I

WAS USING THEM AND DESTROYING

THEIR

LIFE AND MESSING WITH THEIR

HEADS. I

SAW THAT DESTRUCTION.

2004 TURNED OUT TO BE

ANDY'S BEST

AND HE WAS MAKING MORE MONEY

THAN HE

EVER HAD. BUT COME SEPTEMBER,

HE CAN

NO LONGER IGNORE THE FEELINGS

OF GUILT

THAT WERE FORCING THEIR WAY

TO THE

SURFACE.

GOD , THIS IS YOUR DEAL. I

KNOW I

STILL WANT TO LIVE THAT LIFE

AND DO

THOSE THINGS BUT THOSE

TEMPTATIONS ARE

TOO WEAK.

IT'S GOT TO BE YOU THAT

CHANGES MY

HEART AND CHANGES MY

TEMPTATIONS.

ANDY TURNED HIS LIFE TO

JESUS AND

ASKED GOD TO HELP HIM WITH

CHANGE.

THIS IS YOU.

YOU ARE ALL MY AUTHORITY.

WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WITH

MY LIFE

BECAUSE WHAT I'M DOING IS NOT

WORKING.

HE FOUND THE STRENGTH TO

PUT THAT

LIFESTYLE BEHIND HIM.

JESUS IS THE GLORY OF GOD.

HE DID WHAT NO ONE ELSE COULD

DO.

THAT'S WHAT GOD DID FOR ME, I

DON'T

DESERVE THAT.

BUT THAT WAS DIFFICULT TO

COMPREHEND

BUT EVEN JUST A LITTLE BIT.

ANDY CONTINUED TO COMPETE

AND

ENTERED THE WINTER OLYMPICS.

HE ALSO MARRIED AND TOGETHER

THEY ARE

RAISING A FAMILY. SNOW

BOARDING IS

STILL PART OF ANDY'S LIFE BUT

TODAY HE

WAS ABLE TO SHARE WHAT JESUS

CHRIST

HAS DONE FOR HIM.

STILL I FALL VERY SHORT. I

KNOW

THERE ARE MANY THINGS THAT I

STRUGGLE

WITH BUT I KNOW GOD HAS A

LOVE FOR ME.

HE SEE'S ME AS PERFECT ONLY

BECAUSE OF

JESUS, NOT BECAUSE OF

ANYTHING I DID.

NOW WITH GRATITUDE AND

THANKFULNESS, I

DESIRE TO BE OBEDIENT TO HIM.

ANDY FINCH, WHAT A STORY.

THANK YOU

FOR BEING SO TRANSPARENT WITH

US ABOUT

YOUR JOURNEY WITH GOD. HE

SAID HE FELT

LIKE THIS GUILT WAS TORTURING

HIM. HE

WENT DOWN THIS PATH TO MAKE

THE

DECISIONS HE WANTED TO AND HE

FOUND

THAT THESE PLEASURES, THESE

SINS,

TORTURED HIS SOUL.

WE'VE ALL KIND OF BEEN THERE

AT ONE

POINT OR ANOTHER.

KING DAVID, THE MAN AFTER

GOD'S OWN

HEART WROTE THAT HIS SOUL WAS

WEARY

WITH SORROW. THIS IS A HUMAN

CONDITION, ISN'T IT? ROMAN

SAID THE

APOSTLE PAUL SAID THAT ALL

WEARY ARE

BECAUSE OF GOD. THAT'S THE

BLOODSHED

ON THE CROSS THAT GIVES US

STRENGTH.

ANDY SAID, I CAN'T DO THIS

WITHOUT

YOU, I'M TOO WEAK.

THAT'S WHAT WE DO WHEN WE'RE

AFRAID.

THAT'S WHAT HE WANTS.

HE WANTS A HEART OF SURRENDER

TO SAY I

REALIZE THAT I WAS DESIGNED

AND

CREATED TO BE IN LOVE WITH

YOU, JESUS.

PERHAPS YOU ARE THERE. COULD

I PRAY

FOR YOU? JUST FOR A MOMENT.

LET'S BRING OUR SORROW TO THE

ONE WHO

WANTS TO RESCUE US.

LORD, YOU KNOW THE CONDITIONS

OF MY

HEART, THE BAD DECISIONS I

HAVE MADE

AND YOU KNOW I HAVE WALKED

AWAY FROM

YOU OR MANY OF US.

I DON'T KNOW YOU, JESUS, BUT

I ASK YOU

TODAY TO COME INTO MY HEART.

I SURRENDER MY SIN PROBLEM TO

YOU AND

I LOOK AT THE CROSS, THE

BLOOD OF THE

CROSS AND I REALIZE THERE IS

NOTHING I

CAN DO TO EARN MY SALVATION

TO EARN MY

PLACE IN HEAVEN.

I BRING IT BEFORE YOU AND I

SAY THANK

YOU FOR THE SACRIFICE AND

MAKING

RELATIONSHIP WITH ALMIGHTY

GOD

POSSIBLE, IN JESUS' NAME, I

PRAY. WE

WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU.

GIVE US A CALL IF YOU NEED

PRAYER.

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