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700 Club Interactive - May 17, 2018

Thistle Farms founder Becca Stevens shares her personal story of childhood abuse and helping women who have been trafficked. Read Transcript


Andrew: A DAY OF

MISCHIEF RESULTS IN A

LIFETIME OF PAIN.

AND THE NEXT THING I

NOTICED, THIS HUGE GUY

PICKED ME UP AND HIT ME

SQUARE ACROSS THE JAW.

Andrew: FIND OUT HOW

IT WAS HEALED IN AN

INSTANT.

> PLUS, AUTHOR BECCA

STEVENS JOINS US TO SHARE

HER MISSION TO HELP OTHERS

EXPERIENCE HEALING.

> AND EFREM GRAHAM

SHARES HIS TOP FIVE

STORIES FROM THE WORLD OF

ENTERTAINMENT ON TODAY'S

"700 CLUB INTERACTIVE."

HI, AND WELCOME TO THE

SHOW.

HERE IS EFREM GRAHAM WITH

THIS WEEK'S TOP FIVE

STORIES FROM "STUDIO 5."

Efrem: AT NUMBER

FIVE...

ALL RIGHTY.

MY MOVIES THAT I'VE BEEN

TELLING YOU YO ALL ABOUT HAS

NONE OTHER THAN CRAIG

FERGUSON.

Efrem: KATHY LEE

GIFFORD HAS WRITTEN A

FILM, AND SHE WILL STAR

OPPOSITE CRAIG FERGUSON.

AND SHE IS NOT A WOMAN

OF FAITH.

I'VE NEVER REALLY DONE A

MAJOR PROJECT ABOUT PEOPLE

WHO DON'T SHARE THEIR

FAITH.

I'VE ALWAYS HAD A PLACE TO

GO, A PLACE TO TAKE MY

DISAPPOINTMENTS AND HURTS

AND LEAVE THEM THERE AND

TRUST.

MOST PEOPLE DON'T, AND

THEY HAVE JUST DOING THE

BEST THEY CAN.

AND THEY'RE GOOD PEOPLE.

Efrem: IT BEGINS

FILMING IN SCOTLAND IN

JUNE.

HELLO, I'M VERY HAPPY

TO BE MAKING THIS MOVIE

WITH YOU, KATHY LEE

GIFFORD.

NOT ONLY ARE YOU YOU BEAUTIFUL

AND TALENTED CHARMING,

YOU'RE ALSO MY BOSS.

Efrem: AS NUMBER

FOUR...YOUR FIRST LOOK AT

INVISIBLE.

DIVORCE WAS FILED IN

THE LAST THREE MONTHS.

IT IS NOT THE STABILIZING

FORCE WE NEED AROUND HERE.

IS IT PART OF THE JOB

DESCRIPTION OR SOMETHING?

KIND OF.

MY MARRIAGE IS NONE OF

YOUR BUSINESS.

Efrem: THE FILM IS

BASED ON THE EXTRAORDINARY

TRUE STORY OF ARMY

CHAPLAIN DARREN TURNER AND

HIS WIFE, HEATHER, AND THE

HARSH REALITIES OF WAR.

I FEEL LIKE THERE IS

SOMETHING MORE HAPPENING

BETWEEN US.

IT IS NOT BETWEEN YOU

TWO.

IT IS BETWEEN YOU TWO AND

THAT WAR.

[YELLING]

YOU TRUSTED IN GOD AS

TO WHAT YOU THOUGHT HE

OUGHT TO DO.

I WANT TO KNOW WHAT OR

WHY YOU HAVE IT IN YOU TO

SHOW UP FOR THOSE MEN, BUT

YOU REFUSE TO DO IT FOR

YOUR OWN WIFE AND KIDS.

Efrem: AT NUMBER

THREE...THEY'RE BACK.

WELCOME TO THE FAMILY

REUNITED AGAIN.

YAY, DINNER.

[LAUGHTER]

Efrem: THE TIM ALLEN

FAMILY COMEDY, "LAST MAN

STANDING" RETURNS TO

TELEVISION A YEAR AFTER

ITS SURPRISED CANCELLATION

FROM THE ABC NETWORK.

I KNOW WHAT

MICROGRATIONS ARE.

Efrem: MANY SUSPECTED

HIS CONSERVATISM PLAYED A

ROLE IN ABC'S DECISION TO

CANCEL THE POPULAR SHOW.

YOU'VE GOT TO BE REAL

CAREFUL AROUND HERE, IF

YOU DON'T BELIEVE WHAT

EVERYBODY BELIEVES, LIKE

'30s GERMANY.

I DON'T KNOW.

Efrem: AS NUMBER

TWO...

*

* HIS CONFIDENCE IS WARN

OUT *

Efrem: JAMIE GRACE

HAS A SECRET, AND SHE IS

JUST NOW SHARING IT HERE,

WITH EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS IN

"PEOPLE MAGAZINE." SHE AND

AARON COLLINS ARE MARRIED,

TYING THE KNOT ON

APRIL 14th.

HERE IT IS, I'M

MARRIED.

WHOO-WHOO!

I'M MARRIED NOW.

HERE HE IS, MY HUSBAND.

SHE ALWAYS DOES THAT.

I'M SO SORRY.

I STILL LOVE YOU, BABY.

THANK YOU.

* LORD, I LOVE THE WAY YOU

WHOO ME *

*

Efrem: AT NUMBER

ONE...THE ROYAL WEDDING IS

SATURDAY.

THIS IS KENSINGTON

PALACE.

THIS IS WHERE THEY RESIDE

WITH 13 OTHER MEMBERS OF

THE ROYAL FAMILY.

THE RESIDENCE IS HOME TO

PRINCE WILLIAM, KATE, AND

THEIR THREE CHILDREN IN A

20-ROOM APARTMENT, AND

JUST AROUND THE CORNER,

PRINCE HARRY MEGAN.

AND NEXT DOOR IS PRINCESS

EUGENIE, WHO MOVED IN JUST

RECENTLY.

MAKING THIS IS THE

CLASSIEST ZIP CODE IN

TOWN.

Andrew: EFREM JOINS

US NOW, AND I MEAN IT WHEN

I SAY THANK YOU FOR

JOINING US.

EFREM IS FRESH OFF A

RED-EYE FLIGHT FROM THE

WEST COAST.

AND YOU GOT INTO TOWN LESS

THAN AN HOUR AGO.

LESS THAN AN HOUR AGO.

Andrew: YOU'RE

EXCITED ABOUT THE ROYAL

WEDDING?

Efrem: I AM.

I'M THINKING I'LL BE ONE

OF THE MANY PEOPLE WHO

WILL GET UP AT 2 a.m. TO

WATCH THE FESTIVITIES

UNFOLD.

I'M SURE THE REST OF MY

FAMILY WILL BE ASLEEP.

BUT I'LL BE UP WATCHING TO

SEE HOW IT GOES.

THOUSANDS UPON THOUSANDS

OF PEOPLE LINING THE

STREET, HOPING TO GET A

GLIMPSE OF THE PRINCESS.

HAVING SPENT THE LAST FEW

DAYS IN CALIFORNIA, THAT'S

WHERE SHE LIVED, AND

ALLERGHEARING FROM TEACHERS WHO

SAYS SHE HAS COME BACK AND

SPOKEN.

IT IS NICE TO SEE HOW SHE

TOUCHED THEM.

Andrew: IT IS KIND OF

FUN TO SEE WHAT IT IS LIKE

BEHIND THE SCENES, BECAUSE

EVERY FAMILY HAS DRAMA.

Efrem: WEDDINGS AND

FUNERALS, EVERYBODY HAS

DRAMA.

THE LATEST ON HER FATHER,

HE WILL NOT BE THERE

BECAUSE HE IS HAVING HEART

SURGERY.

HE WILL NOT BE THERE TO

WALK HER DOWN THE AISLE.

IT IS ON AGAIN, OFF AGAIN,

BUT THE LATEST WORD IS HE

WILL NOT BE THERE BECAUSE

HE HAS HEART TROUBLES.

Andrew: AND SPEAKING

OF WEDDINGS, JAMIE GRACE.

Efrem: YEAH.

SHE GOT MARRIED.

NO ONE LEAKED IT UNTIL SHE

SPOKE TO "PEOPLE

MAGAZINE." THEY NEVER

QUITE REVEALED THE DATE,

BUT THEN HAD THE WEDDING,

AND NOW SHARING IT WITH

THE WORLD. NICE TO SEE.

ESPECIALLY KNOWING HER

STORY, AN AMAZING ARTIST,

AND SHE FOUND LOVE.

Andrew: TELL US

BRIEFLY HER STORY.

Efrem: SHE SUFFERS

FROM TOURETTE'S SYNDROME,

AND HAS TICKS, BUT WHEN

SHE IS SINGING, YOU DON'T

SEE THAT.

SHE HAS BEEN ABLE TO

OVERCOME THAT.

SHE GREW UP IN ATLANTA,

BUT THEY HAVE A CHURCH IN

L.A. AS WELL.

SHE HAS OVERCOME QUITE A

FEW ODDS TO GET TO WHERE

SHE IS.

WE LOVE JAMIE.

Andrew: TIM ALLEN

STANDING AGAIN.

Efrem: "THE LAST MAN

STANDING" STANDS AGAIN.

Andrew: DID THIS

SURPRISE YOU?

Efrem: IT DID.

IT IS PRODUCED BY 20th

CENTURY FOX, AND THEYLY

SOLTHEY SOLDIT TO ABC, AND WE THOUGHT

IT HAPPENED A LOT SOONER.

AND SINCE THEY DIDN'T PICK

IT UP, AND NOW WE HAVE A

WHOLE YEAR LATER -- I

THINK ONE OF THE THINGS

THAT HELPED SPUR THIS ON

WAS THE SUCCESS OF

"ROSANNE."

WE SEE THE SAME

CONSERVATIVE VALUES.

AND IT DID WELL ON ABC,

THE TIM ALLEN SHOW, AND

MANY PEOPLE WERE SURPRISED

AT THE CANCELLATION.

BECAUSE IT ALWAYS SCORED

VERY WELL.

NOT NECESSARILY THE

AUDIENCE THAT AVERTISERS

WANTED, BECAUSE THEY WERE

A LITTLE OLDER, BUT NOW IT

IS COMING BACK.

Andrew: VIEWERS'

ANGER AND PETITIONING FOR

THE SHOW, MAY BE WHAT MADE

IT COME BACK?

Efrem: ABSOLUTELY.

THE FANS DEMANDED IT.

THEY WERE UP SE SAID ABOUT

IT.

TIM ALLEN, WHEN IT WAS

CANCELLED, KIND OF VOWED

IT WASN'T OVER YET.

IT WILL BE ON AGAIN,

STARTING IN THE FALL, ON

FRIDAY NIGHTS.

YOU CAN FIND IT.

IT'S A REALLY GOOD SHOW.

YOU'RE LAUGHING

CONSTANTLY.

TIM ALLEN IS AM MAGING.

I RESPECAMAZING.GOOD SHOW.

> AND DARREN HAS TIES TO

REGENT UNIVERSITY.

HE IS A CHAPLAIN.

WE WERE ABLE TO VISIT THE

SET OF THIS FILM IN

MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE, AREA

ABOUT A YEAR AGO.

IT IS NICE TO SEE IT WILL

NOW BE COMING

OCTOBER 26th TO THEATERS

NATIONWIDE.

A BEAUTIFUL STORY, BECAUSE

HE IS A CHAPLAIN, AND IT

IS HIS JOB IN THE MILITARY

TO MINISTER TO MEN, AND TO

MAKE SURE THEY KEEP A

BALANCE OF THEIR HOME AND

WORK LIFE, BUT HIS LIFE IS

FALLING APART.

WHICH WE CAN ALL IDENTIFY,

YOU'RE TRYING TO HELP

OTHER PEOPLE, BUT SOMEHOW

YOU CAN'T HELP YOURSELF.

TO SEE THE SALVATION OF

THEIR MARRIAGE AND THE

STRUGGLES THEY GO

THROUGH -- I HAD A CHANCE

TO SIT DOWN WITH HIM ON

THE SET, AND WITH HIS WIFE

AND FAMILY.

IT LOOKS REALLY GOOD.

IT WAS A JOY TO BE ON THE

SET WITH THEM.

Andrew: AND FINALLY,

AT THE BEGINNING OF YOUR

TOP FIVE, KATHIE LEE WAS

VERY EXCITED, AS USUAL,

SEEING CRAIG FERGUSON --

Efrem: KATHIE LEE

DOES NOT SLOW DOWN.

I WAS THERE TO TALK TO HER

ABOUT A BOOK, AND THEN A

MOVIE WAS COMING, AND THEN

A SONG COMING.

SHE, OF COURSE, WILL BE IN

LONDON THIS COMING WEEKEND

FOR THE WEDDING.

SHE LEAVES FOUR LONDO FOR LONDON TO

GO TO L.A., AND THEN TO

SCOTLAND, WHERE SHE WILL

BE FILMING THE MOVIE.

IT IS LOOSELY BASED ON HER

LIFE, BUT SHE MAIN THE

MAIN CHARACTER EXTREMELY

OPPOSITE OF HER.

THE MAIN CHARACTER'S

DREAMS HAVEN'T COME TRUE,

AND SHE SAYS HER DREAMS

HAVE ALL COME TRUE.

AND THIS CHARACTER DOESN'T

HAVE FAITH, AND KATHIE LEE

HAS AMAZING FAITH.

SO IT WILL BE INTERESTING

TO SEE HOW THIS PLAYS OUT.

BUT IT IS CALLED "LOVE ME

TO DEATH."

AND AS KATHIE LEE LOST HER

HUSBAND, THAT'S WHERE THE

STORY BEGINS, THIS WOMAN

LOSES THE LOVE OF HER

LIFE.

Andrew: WE ENCOURAGE

YOU TO GO HOME AND GET

SOME SLEEP.

WE APPRECIATE YOU BEING

HERE.D3

FOR ALL OF THE LATEST IN

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS, CHECK

OUT EFREM'S WEEKLY SHOW,

"STUDIO 5," AND YOU CAN

WATCH IT ON LINE AT

ATcbn.com/studio5.

> COMING UP, BECCA

STEVENS JOINS US TO SHARE

HER JOURNEY TO HELP

OTHERS.

THAT'S RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Andrew: WELL, A

RECENT STUDY SHOWS THAT

ONE OUT OF EVERY SIX WOMEN

HAS BEEN A VICTIM OF

SENSUASEXUAL ASSAULT.

BECCA STEVENS IS TRYING TO

CHANGE PEOPLE'S LIVES.

THISTLES WERE THE ONLY

THINGS GROWING WHEN I WAS

WALKING ON THE STREETS,

HELPING WOMEN WHO WERE

SLEEPING ON THE STREETS OR

TURNING TRICKS.

Reporter: SHE STARTED

A HOME IN NASHVILLE,

TENNESSEE, FOR VICTIMS OF

ABUSE AND TRAFFICKING.

THIS PLACE HAS A STRONG

FOUNDATION.

GOD SENT US HERE TO GET A

SECOND CHANCE.

WHEN I CAME HERE, I WAS

SO BROKEN AND I WAS SO

ABUSED FROM THE INSIDE

OUT.

I'M SO GRATEFUL THAT I

FOUND THIS COMMUNITY.

Andrew: THROUGH HOME

AND BODY PRODUCT

MANUFACTURING, A CAFE AND

GIFT SHOP, THISTLE FARMS

IS THE LARGEST

SURVIVOR-LED COMPANY IN

THE COUNTRY.

IT IS BEAUTIFUL THAT

ALL OF OUR BROKENNESS CAN

BE TRANSFORMED INTO

COMPASSION.

AND IT CAN BE A STRENGTH

AND MINISTRY.

Andrew: IN HER BOOK,

"LOVE HEALS," BECCA SHARES

HOW SHE CHANGED HER PAIN

INTO HER LIFE'S PURPOSE,

AND SHARES HOW THE PATHWAY

STARTS WITH FORGIVENESS.

> WELCOME TO THE SHOW.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING

ME.

Andrew: YOU'RE BOOK

IS BEAUTIFUL.

REALLY BEAUTIFULLY

WRITTEN.

IT IS REALLY AMAZING TO

ME HOW BEAUTIFUL -- JUST

THE PAGES OF IT AND THE

RIBBON IN THE BOOK AND HOW

HARPER COLLINS DID IT.

I LOVE IT.

Andrew: AND THE

MESSAGE IS BEAUTIFUL, TOO.

IT STARTS -- IT CAN BE

GRITTY AT TIMES.

IF YOU COULD SHARE --

YOU'RE FIVE YEARS OLD.

YOU WENT THROUGH A TRAUMA

WHICH LED TO ANOTHER

TRAUMA.

IF YOU COULD JUST TAKE US

BACK THERE BECAUSE IT SETS

THE STAGE FOR YOUR

MINISTER E TREE.

>MINISTRY.

MY DAD WAS A PASTOR,

AND HE WAS KILLED BY A

DRUNK DRIVER WHEN I WAS

FIVE.

AND THEN ONE OF THE ELDERS

WHO CAME IN TO HELP THE

FAMILY WAS THE FIRST

PERSON TO START SEXUALLY

ABUSING ME.

THE ACTUAL FIRST PLACE WAS

IN THE CHURCH, IN THE

FELLOWSHIP HALL OF THE

CHURCH.

IT IS JUST HOW IT IS.

A LOT OF TIMES, AS KIDS

HAVE ONE TRAUMA, THAT'S

WHO PERPETRATORS PREY ON,

PEOPLE WHO ARE VULNERABLE.

SO THAT'S THE STORY.

Andrew: AND YOU SAY

THERE IS SOMETHING REALLY

PROFOUND IN YOUR BOOK -- I

WANT TO READ IT EXACTLY.

YOU SAY, "MOST SHEEP DON'T

WANDER OFF.

THEY'RE OFTEN PUSHED OUT

OF THE FOLD BY THE SILENCE

KEPT."

YOU ARE REALLY SENSITIVE

TO THE VICTIMS THERE.

TALK ABOUT HOW THAT

HAPPENS.

I THINK A LOT OF TIMES

PEOPLE SEE SOMEONE IN

PRISON OR ON THE STREETS

AND THEY THINK, WOW,

THEY'VE MADE AWFUL

CHOICES.

AND SOMETIMES I THINK,

WHAT WERE THE OPTIONS FOR

THEM, IF THAT WAS THE

CHOICE THEY MADE?

ON AVERAGE, THE WOMEN THAT

WE SERVE ARE BETWEEN THE

AGES OF 7 AND 11, FIRST

RAPED, AND FIRST HIT THE

STREETS BETWEEN 14 AND 16

YEARS OLD.

MY FEELING IS WHAT

HAPPENED TO THEM TO GET

THEM OUT OF THAT SHEEP

FOLD.

WHAT IS THEIR STORY?

HOW CAN WE LOVING THEM

WITHOUT JUDGMENT, AND

SAYING, WE WANT TO HELP

YOU HEAL.

Andrew: AND IT SEEMS

A BIG PART OF YOUR HEALING

PROCESS WAS YOU MADE A

VERY COURAGEOUS STEP AND

ACTUALLY FORGAVE THE MAN

WHO ABUSED YOU.

TELL US ABOUT THAT.

UH-HUH.

WELL, IT'S A LONG STORY.

YOU KNOW HOW THAT IS FOR

EVERYBODY THAT WANTS TO

TALK ABOUT HEALING, IT'S A

PRETTY LONG STORY.

FOR ME IT WAS THAT I KNEW

THAT I WANTED TO GIVE THAT

STORY BACK TO HIM AND HIS

FAMILY SO THEY COULD DO

THE HEALING WORK THEY

NEEDED TO DO.

AND I WANTED TO BE FREE OF

IT.

FORGIVENESS IS ALL ABOUT

FREEDOM.

AND ABOUT SAYING WE ALL

NEED MERCY.

AND I HAD BEEN GIVEN A LOT

OF MERCY IN MY LIFE.

I KNEW I COULD DO THIS

MINISTRY, I COULD LOVE MY

CHILDREN, SERVE MY GOD, IF

I COULD JUST FORGIVE THAT

PART OF MY LIFE AND MOVE

ON.

Andrew: TELL US ABOUT

THIS AMAZING ENCOUNTER YOU

HAD IN THE HOSPITAL, WITH

SOMEONE FROM THE MEDICAL

STAFF.

WELL, THAT'S HOW I

START OFF THE BOOK, "LOVE

HEALS."

ON A DAY THAT I WAS HAVING

A MISCARRIAGE, MY MOM HAD

TO BE TAKEN INTO AN

AMBULANCE TO THE HOSPITAL.

SHE WAS DYING OF A BRAIN

DISEASE.

SO I STOP OFF AT ONE

HOSPITAL, GO DIRECTLY TO

THE HOSPITAL TO FIND OUT

WHAT IS HAPPENING WITH

HER.

IT FEELS LIKE A REALLY

LOW, CRAZY DAY IN MY LIFE.

AND I WALK IN, AND THE

NURSE THAT IS DOING A

CHART MY MOM SAYS, IS THIS

JOE STEVENS' WIFE?

AND JOE STEVENS WAS MY

FATHER, WHO WAS KILLED

MORE THAN 30 YEARS AGO.

HE HAD ONLY BEEN IN THE

SOUTH FOR LIKE A YEAR.

NO ONE KNEW HIM.

I WAS, LIKE, HOW DID SHE

KNOW HIM?

SHE SAID SHE WAS A LITTLE

GIRL AND MY FATHER HAD

STOPPED AT HER HOUSE TO

TALK TO HER MOM AND DAD,

WHO WERE HAVING A CRISIS.

RIGHT BEFORE HE WAS

KILLED, THAT IS THE HOUSE

HE LEFT BEFORE HE WAS

KILLED BY THE DRUNK

DRIVER.

AND NOW SHE IS AN ADULT,

AND SHE SAID, IT WOULD BE

AN HONOR TO TAKE CARE OF

YOUR MOM.

SOMETIMES WHEN ANY OF US

ARE FEELING LIKE IT IS

CHAOTIC, THAT WE'RE LOST,

THAT WE'RE REALLY GROUNDED

IN LOVE.

AND WE CAN MOVE FORWARD

AND WE CAN DO THE HEALING

THAT WE NEED TO DO.

IT IS A GREAT REMINDER.

Andrew: TELL US ABOUT

THISTLE FARMS, WHICH IS

MAKING SUCH AN INCREDIBLE

IMPACT AROUND THE WORLD.

I HOPE SO.

THISTLE FARMS IS A

COMMUNITY OF WOMEN WHO ARE

SURVIVORS OF TRAFFICKING,

ADDICTION, PROSTITUTION.

WE HAVE 50 COMMUNITIES

AROUND THE COUNTRY.

BUT IN NASHVILLE,

TENNESSEE, THAT'S WHERE

WE'RE BASED.

WE HAVE A BACK AND BODY

CARE COMPANY.

AND WE HAVE A RETAIL STORE

AND WE HAVE A BIG CAFE.

BUT IF PEOPLE GO ONLINE

AND ORDER THE BOOK OR THE

PRODUCTS AT

thistlefarms.org, THE

WOMAN WHO IS TAKING YOUR

ORDER, THE WOMAN SHIPPING

IT -- EVERYTHING IS DONE

BY THE WOMEN SURVIVORS

THEMSELVES.

IT IS A COMPANY RUN BY

SURVIVORS.

WE BELIEVE IN LEADERSHIP,

IN THAT WHEN WE HEAL THESE

INDIVIDUAL WOMEN, WE'RE

HEALING A WHOLE COMMUNITY

OF FOLKS.

Andrew: I THINK A LOT

OF FOLKS MAY NOT REALIZE

HOW TO GO ABOUT IT.

THEY MAY SAY, HOW DO I

APPROACH SOMEONE WHO HAS

BEEN TRAFFICKED OR WHO HAS

BEEN IN PROSTITUTION.

THEY MAY SAY, I DON'T FEEL

EQUIPPED WITH ENOUGH

COMPASSION.

WHAT WOULD YOU YOU YO YOU SAY TO

THEM?

I THINK WE ALL SAY

THAT.

YOU WANT TO CROSS TO THE

OTHER SIDE OF THE STREET,

AND WHAT IS IT GOING TO

TAKE.

A GREAT PLACE TO START IS

JUST GO ONLINE TO

thistlefarms.org.

AND COMPASSION WELLS UP IN

YOU.

THE STORY OF HUMAN

TRAFFICKING IS HORRIFIC.

AND IT DOES INTIMIDATE

PEOPLE.

Andrew: BUT WE NEED

TO FACE IT.

YEAH.

AND WHEN WE COME TOGETHER

IN A COMMUNITY, YOU

SHOULDN'T HAVE TO FACE IT

ALONE, AND I SHOULDN'T

HAVE TO FACE IT ALONE.

BUT IF WE CAN DO IT AS A

COMMUNITY, E W WE CAN HAVE A

HUGE IMPACT.

THAT'S WHY IS SO BEAUTIFUL

ABOUT DOING THIS TOGETHER.

Andrew: WHAT IS

SIGNIFICANT ABOUT THE NAME

"THISTLE FARMS"?

THISTLES WERE THE WEEDS

ARE FLOWERS THAT WERE

GROWING IN THE ALLEYS,

WHERE THE WOMEN WERE

PROSTITUTING OR DOING

DRUGS.

I THOUGHT, IT WAS A GREAT

REMINDER ABOUT HOW IT IS

WE CALL THINGS NOTORIOUS

WEEDS, OR WE DISCOUNT

THEM, JUST LIKE THE WOMEN,

AND WE SAY THEY'RE BEYOND

HELP.

BUT WE REMEMBER WITH GOD'S

LOVE, WE DON'T HAVE TO

LEAVE ANYBODY BEHIND.

AND THAT EVERYTHING CAN BE

PART OF THE BEAUTIFUL GIFT

OF HEALING AND CREATION.

Andrew: YOU RECENTLY

STARTED DOING SOMETHING

REALLY AMAZING FOR

REFUGEES INTERNATIONALLY,

RIGHT?

UH-HUH.

Andrew: CAN YOU TELL

US ABOUT THAT?

THANK YOU FOR SAYING IT

WAS AMAZING.

Andrew: WELL, IT WAS

SUCH A GREAT IDEA.

SO MANY OF THE WOMEN

HAVE LEFT SYRIA, WHERE

THERE WERE CHEMICAL

WEAPONS, AND THEY FLED

WITH THEIR CHILDREN.

THERE ARE ABOUT 12,000

GIRLS MISSING FROM THE

CAMPS.

WHAT WE DID WAS, WE

DECIDED TO USE SOME OF THE

THINGS THAT WERE DISCARDED

AND THROWN OFF, AND SAID,

WHAT CAN WE MAKE THAT IS

BEAUTIFUL.

WE STARTED WEAVING THE

LIFEVESTS THAT THE WOMEN

ESCAPED WITH, STRIPPING

ALL OF THAT DOWN AND

WEAVING IT INTO A WELCOME

MAT, TO SAY, YOU CAN HAVE

ECONOMIC FREEDOM AND MAKE

CHOICES FOR YOUR CHILDREN

AND BE SAFE.

PART OF THE REASON YOU

WANT ECONOMIC FREEDOM IS

THAT PEOPLE ARE SAFER AND

THEY CAN FIND THE HEALING

THEY NEED.

Andrew: IT IS AN

INSPIRATIONAL MINISTRY,

AND WE THANK YOU FOR WHAT

YOU'RE DOING.

THE BOOK IS GORGEOUS.

THANK YOU.

IT MEANS A LOT FOR US TO

BE HERE.

THIS IS OUR FIRST TIME TO

BE PART OF THIS.

Andrew: WE'RE GLAD TO

HAVE THIS.

WE'RE HUMBLED.

THANKS TO EVERYBODY.

Andrew: THIS IS

AVAILABLE WHEREVER BOOKS

ARE SOLD.

> COMING UP, HE ENDURED

JAW PAIN FOR MORE THAN 60

YEARS.

FIND OUT HOW IT WAS HEALED

IN AN INSTANT.

DON'T GO AWAY.

Andrew: BOYS WILL BE

BOYS, GET A GROUP OF THEM

TOGETHER, AND MISCHIEF IS

ALL BUT GUARANTEEDED.

GUARANTEED.

FOR LARRY PEARSON, THAT

MISCHIEF LEFT HIM IN PAIN

FOR MORE THAN 60 YEARS.

FOR MORE THAN 60 YEARS,

LARRY PEARSON LIVED WITH

PAIN IN HIS JAW.

IT STARTED WHEN HE WAS 10

YEARS OLD.

SO WE'RE HAVING A

SNOWBALL FIGHT.

AND ONE OF THE FELLOWS,

UNBEKNOWNST TO ME, GOT THE

BRIGHT IDEA TO THROW AN

ICE BALL AT A CAR.

WHAT HAPPENED WAS, THE ICE

BALL HIT THE GUY IN THE

FACE.

AND HE ALMOST CRASHED.

SO HE CAME RUNNING UP.

HE SAW A GANG OF KIDS.

THEY ALL SCATTERED EXCEPT

ONE.

AND THE NEXT THING I KNOW,

THIS HUGE GUY PICKED ME UP

AND HIT ME SQUARE ACROSS

THE JAW.

Andrew: LARRY NEVER

TOLD HIS PARENTS BECAUSE

HE WAS AFRAID HE WOULD GET

IN TROUBLE.

IN THE YEARS THAT

FOLLOWED, H HIS JAW WOULD

CONSTANTLY POP OUT OF

PLACE AND HURT WHEN HE

ATE.

THE PAIN WAS VERY

SHARP.

I HAD TO BE VERY CAREFUL

HOW I ATE OR HOW I YAWNED.

I USED TO HAVE TO KEEP MY

MOUTH CLOSED.

I COULDN'T DO A NORMAL

YAWN.

IT WOULD POP EVERY TIME I

DID THAT.

Andrew: IN 2015,

WHILE BEING FITTEDE FITTED FOR

DENTURES, LARRY FOUND OUT

HIS JAW HAD BEEN BROKEN

WHERE THE MAN HIT HIM AS A

CHILD.

I FORGOT ALL ABOUT IT.

I JUST ASSUMED IT WAS A

PROBLEM WITH MY WISDOM

TEETH.

WHEN I GOT MY TEETH OUT

FOR THE DENTURES, IT

REALLY STARTED SHOWING UP.

BECAUSE WHEN I WENT TO

SLEEP AT NIGHT, MY JAW

WOULD KIND OF CLENCH UP.

I'D WAKE UP IN A LOT OF

PAIN.

Andrew: LARRY TOOK

TYLENOL TO EASE HIS

DISCOMFORT, AND FOR A TIME

PRAYED FOR HEALING.

THE THOUGHT CAME TO ME,

AND I BELIEVE IT IS FROM

GOD -- IT'S NOT MY JOB TO

PRAY FOR MYSELF.

IT'S TO PRAY FOR OTHER

PEOPLE.

IN FACT, WHEN I WATCH "THE

700 CLUB," WHEN THEY'RE

OFFERING PRAYER FOR

PEOPLE, THAT'S WHAT I

WOULD DO.

Andrew: WHICH IS WHAT

LARRY WAS DOING THAT

MORNING IN 2015.

Gordon: LORD, LET'S

PRAY.

WE COME TOGETHER AND WE

COME TOGETHER IN UNITY.

AND I THINK IT WAS

TERRY WHO HAD A WORD OF

KNOWLEDGE.

Terry: YOU HAVE A

PROBLEM WITH YOUR JAW, AND

IT IS OUT OF ALIGNMENT,

AND GOD IS HEALING THAT.

I THOUGHT, GEE, THAT'S

NICE BECAUSE I KNEW WHAT

PAIN IN THE JAW WAS.

I JUST KEPT PRAYING FOR

THAT PERSON.

Andrew: LATER THAT

DAY, WHILE EATING A SNACK,

LARRY REALIZED THAT HE WAS

THAT PERSON.

I THOUGHT, THAT FEELS

PRETTY GOOD.

AND THEN I TRIED OPENING

MY MOUTH AND WIGGLING IT

AROUND AND ALL, AND THE

PAIN IS GONE.

THE LORD HEALED ME.

Andrew: AFTER 63

YEARS, LARRY WAS FINALLY

PAIN-FREE, AND HAS BEEN

EVER SINCE.

I GUESS IN GOD'S GOOD

TIME, THINGS CAME TOGETHER

JUST RIGHT.

AND HE JUST LET ME KNOW

THAT HE'S THERE.

HE'S ALL THERE.

Andrew: WHAT A STORY,

LARRY.

60 YEARS OF PAIN.

IMAGINE THAT, JUST FROM A

CHILDHOOD SNOWBALL

INCIDENT.

AND AFTER 60 YEARS HE WAS

HEALED.

SOMETIMES WE MAY FEEL LIKE

GOD IS NOT CONCERNED ABOUT

OUR CONCERN OR WHAT OUR

NEED IS.

I WAS READING THE OTHER

DAY ABOUT JESUS WALKING

THROUGH A CROWD OF PEOPLE.

THERE WERE SO MANY AROUND

HIM, BUT ONE WOMAN, WHO

FOR 12 YEARS NEEDED

HEALING, JUST REACHED OUT

TO TOUCH HIS GARMENT.

AND SHE WAS IMMEDIATELY

HEALED OF HIS CONDITION.

AND JESUS SAID, WHO

TOUCHED ME?

AND THE DISCIPLES SAID,

OH, LORD, THERE ARE SO

MANY IN THIS CROWD.

WHAT DO YOU MEAN WHO

TOUCHED ME?

HE SAID, I KNOW SOMEONE

TOUCHED ME.

I FELT POWER GO OUT OF ME.

IT WAS THAT TOUCH, THAT

ACT OF FAITH BY THIS WOMAN

WHO NEEDED HEALING SO

DESPERATELY -- SHE

BELIEVED IN LIFE-HEALING

POWER.

JESUS RESPONDED.

HE KNEW WHO TOUCHED HIM.

BUT HE WANTED TO MAKE IT

KNOWN TO THOSE AROUND HIM

THAT THERE IS HEALING IN

JESUS POWER.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOUR

NEED, BUT HE KNOWS.

FATHER GOD, WE THANK YOU

YOU ARE A GOD WHO CARES.

JESUS SAID IT IS GOOD HE

GOES AWAY SO HE CAN LEAVE

US WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT,

THE COMFORTER, THE SPIRIT

OF TRUTH.

LORD JESUS, RIGHT NOW WE

NAME OUR CONCERN, AND WE

LIFT IT TO YOU, FATHER

GOD.

A GOD WHO CARES ABOUT

EVERY DETAIL OF OUR LIFE.

FATHER GOD, I PRAY RIGHT

NOW FOR THOSE WATCHING,

THOSE PRAYING, THOSE

HEARTBROKEN, THOSE IN NEED

OF HEALING -- I PRAY YOUR

HOLY SPIRIT'S POWER AND

TOUCH COME UPON THEM IN AN

UNDENIABLE FASHION IN THE

NAME OF JESUS.

THANK YOU, FATHER.

, FOR

YOUR EVERLASTING LOVE AND

FAITHFULNESS.

I PRAY IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

I LEAVE YOU WITH THIS

WORD: "HEAL ME, OH, LORD,

AND I SHALL BE HEALED.

SAVE ME, AND I SHALL BE

SAVED.

FOR YOU ARE MY PRAISE."

WE'LL SEE YOU YOU

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