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700 Club Interactive - June 5, 2018

Hall of Famer, Jonathan Cain from the band Journey shares how he came to faith in the world of rock and roll. Read Transcript


Terry: A TRACK STAR

IS THROWN FROM HIS

FRIENDS' CAR.

LORD GOD, WHAT IS GOING

TO BE THE OUTCOME.

AND I JUST IMMEDIATELY

HEARD THE HOLY SPIRIT SAY,

HE SHALL LIVE AND NOT DIE.

Terry: SEE HOW HE

MIRACULOUSLY SURVIVED.

> PLUS, THE MAN BEHIND

THE MOST DOWNLOADED SONG

IN ROCK AND ROLL HISTORY.

JOJONATHAN CAIN TELLS US WHY

HE WON'T STOP BELIEVING.

Reporter: IN OUR

FIRST STORY, A SAN ANTONIO

COUPLE HAS TOUCHED

MILLIONS OF PEOPLE AROUND

THE WORLD AFTER THEIR TRIP

TO THE HAIR SALON WENT

VIRAL.

Terry: ANDREW IS

CAREFULLY BLOWING DRY HIS

WIFE, TERESA'S HAIR, AND

LEARNING HOW TO STYLE IT.

TERESA SUFFERED A STROKE,

WHICH LEFT HER WITH

LIMITED MOBILITY.

SHE RECENTLY FELL IN LOVE

WITH A HAIR-STYLE, BUT WAS

UNABLE TO REDO IT ON HER

OWN.

SO ANDREW MADE IT HIS

MISSION TO ATLANTA

THRASHERTO LEARN TO DO ITFOR HER.

Andrew: HOW SWEET.

MEGYN KELLY CAPTURED THIS

SPECIAL MOMENT ON VIDEO,

AND SHARED IT ON HER

Facebook PAGE, SAYING,

"IT IS PROOF THAT TRUE

LOVE REALLY EXISTS."

THE VIDEO HAS BEEN VIEWED

MORE THAN 10 MILLION

TIMES.

Terry: WHAT A GUY.

HATS OFF TO YOU.

I AM IMPRESSED.

Andrew: WE CAN ALL

LEARN FROM THAT.

Terry: A GRADUATING

SENIOR IS A VIRAL

SENSATION AFTER A MAX

TRANSIT BUS DRIVER POSTED

PHOTOS OF THE STUDENTS ON

HIS WAY TO THE BUS STOP IN

HIS GRADUATION GOWN.

Andrew: CORY HAS GOTTEN

UP AT 4 a.m. EVERY DAY

TO CATCH THE BUS.

AND RICKY SMILEY ANNOUNCED

HE WOULD RAISE THE FUNDS

TO SURPRISE THE TEEN WITH

THE CAR.

AND HERE IS A CLIP.

CORY PATRICK, FROM

ALABAMA, WE ARE SO EXCITED

TO HAVE THIS YOUNG MAN ON

THE SHOW.

[APPLAUSE]

[CHEERING]

WHATEVER COLLEGE YOU GO

TO, WHAT DO YOU PLAN ON

MAJORING IN?

COMPUTER SCIENCE.

COMPUTER SCIENCE.

GOD IS ALWAYS WATCHING

YOU.

HE SEES YOUR

DETERMINATION.

THIS GUY IS DOING THIS NOT

TRYING TO GET NO HYPE ON

THE RADIO, BUT HE DID IT

BECAUSE HE WANTED HIS HIGH

SCHOOL DIPLOMA.

HE GOT UP AT 4:00 IN THE

MORNING EVERY DAY TO GET

HIS DIPLOMA.

WE'VE GOT PEOPLE IN PLACE

TO HELP YOU GET YOUR

DRIVER'S LICENSE, AND

PEOPLE IN PLACE TO HELP

YOU STUDY FOR THE TEST.

AND WE HAVE A CAR FOR YOU.

SO ARE YOU EXCITED ABOUT

THAT?

YEAH.

EVERYBODY MADE THIS

HAPPEN FOR ME.

Andrew: RICKY SMILEY

THANKING CORY, AND CORY

THANKING HIM.

Terry: 4:00 EVERY

MORNING, IT IS DARK --

Andrew: AND IT IS

VERY COLD.

QUIETERLY GOING BACK

GETTING HIS DIPLOMA.

Terry: HE EARNED THAT

CAR.

Andrew: AN INDIANA

PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER WHO

PUT HIMSELF BETWEEN

HIMSELF AND HIS STUDENTS

IS RIGHTFULLY BEING CALLED

A HERO.

HE TELLS HIS STORY FOR THE

FIRST TIME.

AMBER STRONG HAS THIS

STORY.

MY ACTIONS ON THAT DAY,

IN MY MIND, WERE THE ONLY

ACCEPTABLE ACTIONS.

Reporter: SEVENTH

GRADE SCIENCE TEACHER

JASON SEAMAN IS BEING

DUBBED A HERO FOR WHAT

MANY ARE CALLING SELFLESS

ACTIONS AND A QUICK

THINKER.

THE 39-YEAR-OLD CONFRONTED

A STUDENT ARMED WITH TWO

HANDGUNS AT AN INDIANA

MIDDLE SCHOOL.

ACCORDING TO STUDENTS, THE

TEACHER AND FOOTBALL COACH

THREW A BASKETBALL AT THE

GUNMAN'S HEAD AND CHARGED.

I DEEPLY CARE FOR MY

STUDENTS AND THEIR

WELL-BEING, AND SO THAT IS

WHY I DID WHAT I DID THAT

DAY.

Reporter: SEAMAN WAS

SHOT THREE TIMES.

BUT JUST A FEW DAYS LATER,

HE IS OUT OF THE HOSPITAL,

ON THE ROAD TO RECOVERY

AND BEING IS SHOWERED WITH

PRAISE FROM HIS STUDENTS.

HE LITERALLY RISKED HIS

LIFE FOR US.

THAT WAS REALLY, REALLY

HEROIC OF HIM.

Reporter: AND EVEN

THE WHITE HOUSE.

FRIENDS AND STUDENTS SAY

SEAMAN'S ACTIONS AREN'T

REALLY A SURPRISE.

ONE STUDENT SAID,

"MR. SEAMAN ALWAYS TOLD US

HE WOULD TAKE A BULLET FOR

ANY ONE OF HIS STUDENTS."

13-YEAR-OLD ELLA WHISTLER

WAS ALSO SHOT.

SHE WAS LAST LISTED IN

CRITICAL, BUT STABLE,

CONDITION.

THE TEACHERS REPORTEDLY

SECURED THE DOORS WITH

BELTS, WHILE SOME STUDENTS

TOOK TO PRAYER.

WE ALL GOT TOGETHER AND

HAD A HUGE PRAYER CIRCLE.

Reporter: THIS IS THE

THIRD TIME IN RECENT WEEKS

A CIVILIAN HAS TAKEN DOWN

A SHOOTER.

LIKE SEAMAN, JAMES SHOAL,

JR. WAS ALSO UNARMED WHEN

HE DISARMED A GUNMAN AT A

WAFFLE HOUSE.

AND TWO BY-STANDERS SHOT

AND KILLED A SHOOTER AT A

RESTAURANT IN OKLAHOMA.

AMBER STRONG, CBN NEWS.

Andrew: JASON IS

CERTAINLY EVIDENCE THERE

ARE MANY, MANY HEROS IN

OUR LOCAL COMMUNITIES WHO

STEP UP --

Terry: AND THANK

HEAVENS.

Andrew: AND FOR

ANYONE WHO SAYS TEACHERS

DON'T CARE ABOUT THEIR

STUDENTS SHOULD TAKE A

LOOK AT JASON.

Terry: KUDOS TO ALL

OF THOSE WITH JUST

RECOGNIZED.

> MANY PEOPLE REFER TO

THEIR PASTORS AS

LIFERSAVERS, BUT WHEN

RICHARD SAYS IT, HE MEANS

IT LITERALLY.

HIS PASTOR IN TENNESSEE

WENT ABOVE AND BEYOND,

GIVING TERRY A NEW KIDNEY.

TAKE A LOOK.

15 PEOPLE NATIONWIDE

SIGNED UP TO BE TESTED.

OUT OF THAT, FIVE OF THEM

WERE TESTED.

THREE OF THEM WERE RIGHT

HERE IN THIS CONGREGATION.

AND TWO WERE SELECTED TO

BE CONSIDERED.

AND, OF COURSE, MITCH WAS

SELECTED.

RICHARD DOESN'T HAVE A

KIDNEY THAT IS WORKING.

I'VE GOT TWO THAT ARE

WORKING REALLY GOOD.

I THINK WE CAN SHARE ONE

OF THEM.

*

Terry: HE OBVIOUSLY

HAD TWO THAT ARE WORKING.

HE LOOKS LIKE HE IS

THRIVING.

Andrew: TALK ABOUT A

PASTOR WALKING OUT HIS

FAITH AND BEING A TRUE

AMBASSADOR, AND THE LIGHT

OF JESUS CHRIST TO HIS

CHURCH BODY.

Terry: AND NO THOUGHT

INVOLVED, SURE, I'VE GOT

TWO.

Andrew: AND TAYLOR

SWIFT IS MAKING HEADLINES

FOR HER NOTABLE ACTIONS.

SHACTIONS

SHE RECENTLY SURPRISED

THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN

LIVING IN FOSTER CARE TO A

SURPRISE CONCERT.

Terry: SHE TEAMED UP

TO HOST MORE THAN 2,000

GUESTS AN TO ATTEND THE FINAL

DRESS REHEARSAL FOR HER

UPCOMING TOUR.

SHE TURNED IT INTO A

MASSIVE PIZZA PARTY AND

THEN DID MEET AND GREETS.

AND EACH GUEST ALSO LEFT

WITH A SIGNED COPY OF HER

NEW ALBUM, "REPUTATION."

WHAT AN AWESOME THING TO

DO.

Andrew: AND GREAT,

TOO, TERRY, TO BRING

ATTENTION TO THE FOSTER

PROGRAM AND THE NEED FOR

FOSTER FAMILIES.

Terry: I LOVE THAT.

WE HEAR SO MUCH ABOUT

PEOPLE IN THE

ENTERTAINMENT WORLD THAT

GET KIND OF GET BURNED

OUT.

AND WE'VE GOT A GUEST

COMING UP, AND I'VE

WATCHED HIM TODAY IN OUR

STUDIOS MINGLING WITH

STAFF AND THE AUDIENCE --

HE'S THE REAL DEAL.

Andrew: JONATHAN CAIN

IS HERE TO SHARE ABOUT THE

BAND AND THE SONG THAT

INSPIRED GENERATIONS OF

MULTIPLE SONGS.

YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS

THAT.

JONATHAN CAIN JOINED A

VERY POPULAR BAND NAMED

"JOURNEY."

AND HE WROTE "OPEN ARMS,"

"SEPARATE WAYS," AND, OF

COURSE, "DON'T STOP

BELIEVING,BELIEVING," TRANSFORMING

THE BAND INTO ONE OF THE

GREATEST BANDS IN HISTORY.

Reporter: ROCK AND

ROLL HALL-OF-FAMER

JONATHAN CAIN GOT HIS BIG

BREAK WHEN HE JOINED THE

BAND "JOURNEY" IN 1980.

LATER HE CO-WROTE ONE OF

THEIR BIGGEST HITS, "DON'T

STOP BELIEVING."

AS A CHILD, JONATHAN

WANTED TO BE A PRIEST, BUT

HIS FAITH WAS SHAKEN AFTER

A FIRE AT HIS SCHOOL

CLAIMED THE LIVES OF 92

CHILDREN AND THREE NUNS.

WITH NOTHING TO ERASE

THOSE HAUNTING MEMORIES,

JONATHAN TURNED TO MUSIC

TO HEAL HIS SOUL.

IN HIS BOOK, "DON'T STOP

BELIEVING," JONATHAN

OFFERS AN INSIDE LOOK AT

HIS LIFE IN THE SPOTLIGHT,

AND HOW ALL OF THE ROADS

TO SUCCESS LED HIM

PEACEFULLY HOME.

Andrew: JONATHAN,

WELCOME TO THE SHOW.

THANK YOU, ANDREW.

GOOD TO BE HERE.

Andrew: YOU SAY

YOU'RE LIFE HAS REALLY

BEEN GUIDED BY TWO

FATHERS, ONE A HERO, WHO

HAS NEVER GIVEN UP ON YOU,

AND WHO ARE THEY?

WOUL THAT WOULD BE MY DAD

AND THE HOLY SPIRIT.

Andrew: HOW HAS THAT

BEEN TRUE IN YOUR LIFE?

ALL THROUGH MY LIFE.

MY DAD, AFTER THE FIRE, HE

PROPHETICLY CLAIMED MUSIC

TO BE THE PATH I WAS GOING

TO PURSUE.

HE TOOK ME TO MUSIC

LESSONS AND LED ME ALL

ALONG THE WAY.

BUT HE ALSO TAUGHT ME HOW

TO PRAY, AND HE SHOWED ME

JESUS CHRIST.

HE WOULD PRAY, AND THE

TEARS WOULD COME DOWN HIS

CHEEKS, KNEELING IN THE

OLD PEW, YOU KNOW.

AND I WANTED THAT.

I WANTED WHATEVER THAT

WAS, WHATEVER THAT

MOLESTED WAS THAT HMOMENTWAS.

I COULD TELL THERE WAS A

JOY ABOUT HIM.

Andrew: DID YOU ASK

HIM WHAT THOSE TEARS WERE

FOR?

YEAH, AND HE SAID THOSE

ARE TEARS FOR JESUS.

AND I SAID, HOW DO YOU GET

THERE?

, ANTHERE?

AND HE SAID, YOU JUST HAVE

TO TELL HIM YOU LOVE HIM.

AND HE SAID, YOU'LL GET A

BREAKTHROUGH, IT WILL

COME.

AND I SAID, IS IT LIKE A

WARM GLOW INSIDE?

AND HE SAID, YEAH, THAT'S

HOW IT IS.

Andrew: AND YOU

DEVELOPED A HEART FOR

CHRIST AT A VERY YOUNG

AGE?

YES.

THEY WERE MY HEROS.

IT WASN'T UNTIL THE FIRE,

AND THEN, OF COURSE, WITH WHEN

MUSIC CAME, AND I COULD

LIGHT UP A ROOM WITH MY

LITTLE ACCORDION, AND I'M

LIKE, DAD, MAYBE I SHOULD

BE A PRIEST.

Andrew: A MUSICIAN.

SO MY FATHER SAID, I'LL

HELP YOU GET THERE.

Andrew: BUT THAT

TRAGIC FIRE, DID IT MAKE

YOU DOUBT YOUR FAITH A

LITTLE BIT?

I HAD A QUESTION, DID

HE ABANDON US THAT DAY?

WHERE WAS HE?

THEY DIDN'T TEACH US ABOUT

THE ENEMY OR CHAOS OR --

IT WAS JUST DONE BY HUMAN

HANDS.

AND THE LORD WAS THERE TO

HEAL US ALL, YOU KNOW,

THAT FOLLOWING MORNING,

WHEN WE ALL HAD TO GET IN

THE SCHOOL MODE AGAIN.

THEY PUT US ON THESE BUSES

AND SENT US TO THESE OTHER

SCHOOLS UNTIL THEY CAN

FIGURE OUT WHAT WAS GOING

ON.

THE SCHOOL -- IN THE BOOK,

I TALK IN MUCH DETAIL

ABOUT HOW IT WAS REBUILT

AND EVERYTHING.

BUT I COULDN'T STAY THERE,

YOU KNOW?

Andrew: YOU'RE ABOUT

18 YEARS OLD, AND A PASTOR

HAS A WORD FOR YOU.

YEAH.

Andrew: WHAT WAS

THAT?

WELL, I WAS -- IT WAS

FUNNY, IT WAS A BAPTIST

CHURCH.

I HAD NEVER BEEN BEFORE.

IT WAS ON THE SOUTH SIDE.

I WAS WITH MY GIRLFRIEND,

AND THERE WAS AN ALTER

CALL, AND HE ASKED ANYBODY

THAT HAD DOUBTED, YOU

KNOW, CHRIST, AND THAT

WANTED TO RETURN TO

CHRIST, AND I FOUND MYSELF

WANDERING UP THERE IN

TEARS, YOU KNOW?

AND I JUST KNEELED DOWN IN

FRONT OF HIM.

AND HE SAID, YOU'VE BEEN

RUNNING, RUNNING FROM THE

LORD.

RUN NO LONGER.

AND HE BLESSED ME.

AND THAT WAS THE BEGINNING

OF THAWING OUT, THE

THAWING OUT PROCESS.

I REALIZED I WAS KIND OF

FROZEN.

I HAD MAYBE GONE THROUGH

THE MOTIONS -- I THINK A

LOT OF CHRISTIANS HAVE

THAT HAPPY.

THEY JUST ASSUME, WELL,

I'M A CHRISTIAN, AND NOT

REALLY HAVING THAT

RELATIONSHIP.

Andrew: SO MANY

POPULAR SONGS FROM

"JOURNEY," AND I DIDN'T

EVEN KNOW MY 11-YEAR-OLD

SON KNEW OF "JOURNEY," AND

I HEARD HIM PLAYING A

COUPLE OF YOUR SONGS.

"DON'T STOP BELIEVING,"

THERE IS A STORY BEHIND

THAT SONG.

TELL US ABOUT IT.

MY FATHER HAD BEEN MY

MENTOR THE WHOLE TY TIME.

AND I WAS IN L.A.,

STRUGGLING, AND I NEEDED A

LOAN.

AND I CALLED HIM AND SAID,

MAYBE I SHOULD GIVE THIS

DREAM UP.

AND HIS WORDS WERE, "SON,

DON'T STOP BELIEVING."

AND SO I WROTE IT IN A

LYRIC BOOK AND USED IT AS

A PRAYER WHENEVER I WOULD

GET DISCOURAGED.

THEN WHEN I GOT TO SAN

FRANCISCO, I REALIZED,

THAT'S A "JOURNEY" SONG.

AND SO I BROUGHT IT INTO

REHEARSAL, AND OF COURSE,

STEVE AND NEIL HAD

BREATHED LIFE INTO IT.

AND SOMETIMES YOU WRITE A

SONG AND IT TURNS OUT

BIGGER THAN YOU EVER COULD

HAVE IMAGINED.

THAT IS ONE THAT ALL THREE

OF US ARE AMAZED AT.

Andrew: A LOT OF

YOUNG FOLKS WOULD LOVE THE

ROCK AND ROLL STYLE.

BUT WHAT ABOUT THE LONELY

MOMENTS?

YOU'RE OUT THERE IN FRONT

OF THE CROWDS THAT ARE

CHEERING, ALL OF THE

ADORATION, BUT IN THE

QUIET OF THE MOMENT, IS

THERE A LONELINESS TO IT?

THERE CAN BE.

I MEAN, I FIND THAT -- I

FIND, YOU KNOW -- I FOUND

COUNSEL IN THE HOLY

SPIRIT.

I PRAY, YOU KNOW.

I CAN FEEL LIKE I'VE

TOUCHED PEOPLE WITH OUR

MUSIC.

AND I HAVE A FEELING OF

ACCOMPLISHMENT, YOU KNOW?

I GET TO BE WITH PAULA A

LOTS ON THE ROAD, MY WIFE,

SHE COMES OUT, AND I

MINISTER WITH HER.

THERE CAN BE.

IT DEPENDS ON HOW YOU LOOK

AT IT.

YOU HAVE TO TRAIN YOUR

MIND TO NOT FEEL THAT YOU

HAVE TO -- YOU HAVE TO

STAY IN THE PRESENT AND

SAY WHAT YOU JUST DID WAS

MEANINGFUL.

THERE WAS A MEANINGFUL

CONNECTION WITH PEOPLE.

YOU LIFTED THEIR SPIRITS

UP.

YOU MADE THEM SMILE.

YOU MADE THEM HUG EACH

OTHER AGAIN.

THAT'S SOMETHING THAT YOU

ACCOMPLISHED.

THAT'S PART OF YOUR WORK.

SO IT CAN BE -- YOU KNOW,

YOU CAN FEEL THAT.

OR YOU CAN SAY, WOW, THAT

FELT GOOD AND HAVE A SENSE

OF ACCOMPLISHMENT AND SIT

BACK AND RELAX.

Andrew: YOU MENTIONED

PASTOR PAULA WHITE, THE

LOVE OF YOUR LIFE.

WHAT KIND OF IMPACT DID

SHE HAVE ON YOU?

SO MUCH.

SHE REALLY PICKED UP WHEN

I WAS 18.

IT IS POSSIBLE.

AND I HAD A QUESTION FOR

HER WHEN I MET HER: CAN I

RETURN AGAIN TO THAT

7-YEAR-OLD BOY THAT HAD

THE WARM GLOW?

AND SHE PROPHETICLY SAID

YES.

SHE SAID, I SEE A BOOK IN

YOU.

I SEE A STUDIO -- WHICH I

BUILT.

AND SHE SAID, I SEE A

DATE.

AND THAT DATE WAS WE GOT

MARRIED.

I SAID I WOULD NEVER GET

MARRIED.

AND IT WAS KIND OF -- WE

HAD A REALLY DEEP

CONVERSATION ABOUT LIFE.

AND I REALIZED HOW MUCH WE

HAD IN COMMON.

WE HAD TRAGEDY.

HER FATHER HAD COMMITTED

SUICIDE AT A YOUNG AGE, SO

SHE KNEW ABOUT TRAGEDY.

SHE KNEW ABOUT FAILED

MARRIAGE.

SHE KNEW IT ALL.

AND SHE KNEW WHERE I WAS.

EVEN WITH GOD, YOU KNOW?

AND ENCOURAGED ME TO

REPENT AND MAYBE START MY

WALK BACK.

AND SO THROUGH HER AND HER

TRANSPARENCY AND HONESTY

AND TRUTHFULNESS, I WAS

ABLE TO FIND ME WAY BACK

TO THE LORD.

AND IT'S NEVER TOO LATE.

Andrew: IT IS A GREAT

MESSAGE IN THE BOOK: GOD

NEVER GIVES UP ON US.

NO.

NO.

WRITING THIS BOOK WAS VERY

CATHARDIC FOR ME BECAUSE I

WAS ABLE TO SEE HOW MUCH

THE LORD WAS THERE WITH

HIS ANGELS, YOU KNOW,

HELPING ME GET OUT OF

JAMS, AND KEEPING MY HOPES

ALIVE, YOU KNOW, WHILE I

WAS WAITING FOR THE

FORGING PROCESS.

I FEEL LIKE I WAS A SWORD

OF HIS, AND HE WAS GOING

TO HAMMER ME UNTIL I WOULD

GIVE.

AND NOW I'M CELEBRATING 40

YEARS IN ROCK AND ROLL,

WHICH IS SUSTAINABLE.

Andrew: ROCK AND ROLL

HALL-OF-FAMER.

AMEN.

Andrew: IF YOU'RE A

MUSIC FAN, I ENCOURAGE YOU

TO GET THIS BOOK.

IT'S CALLED "DON'T STOP

BELIEVING," THE MAN, THE

BAND, AND THE SONG THAT

INSPIRED GENERATIONS.

BUT JONATHAN IS RELEASING

A COMPANION ALBUM TO HIS

BOOK, AND ITS CALLED "THE

TSONGA"THESONGS YOU LEAVE BEHIND,"

WITH OLD HITS AND

NEVER-BEFORE-HEARD HITS.

THANK YOU, JONATHAN.

THIS WILL BE A GREAT

FATHER'S DAY PRESENT.

Andrew: I'VE ALREADY

GOT IT, SO NO ONE HAS TO

BUY IT FOR ME.

THANK YOU, ANDREW.

Terry: STILL TO COME,

A TEENAGER WHO WAS ONCE ON

LIFE SUPPORT AND GIVEN

LITTLE CHANCE TO LIVE.

AND I WENT OVER TO MY

SON, AND I SAID, RON, THIS

IS DAD.

YOU SHALL LIVE AND NOT DIE

SO YOU CAN PROCLAIM THE

WORKS OF THE LORD.

Terry: YOU'LL SEE HOW

THIS YOUNG MAN BEAT THE

ODDS AND IS A WALKING

MIRACLE.

> PLUS, WE'RE GOING TO

BE PRAYING FOR YOU WHEN WE

COME BACK, SEA STAY WITH BACK, SO STAY WIT
H

Terry: JUAN SPENCE

WAS IN A SERIOUS CAR

ACCIDENT, AND DOCTORS GAVE

LITTLE HOPE HE WOULD

SURVIVE.

STILL, HIS PARENTS PRAYED

HE WOULD LIVE AND TELL THE

WORLD OF GOD'S HEALING

POWER.

Reporter: MAY 22,

2017, A DATE THAT FOREVER

CHANGED THE LIFE OF JUAN

SPENCE, A 17-YEAR-OLD

BASKETBALL AND TRACK STAR.

HE WAS LEAVING HIS HIGH

SCHOOL IN A FRIEND'S CAR

WHEN THE RIDE TOOK A

TRAGIC TURN.

THE FRIEND WAS SPEEDING

AND LOST CONTROL, HITTING

A SIGN POST.

THE CAR WENT AIRBORNE AND

FLIPPED SEVERAL TIMES.

JUAN, WHO WAS NOT WEARING

A SEAT BELT, WAS EJECTED

THROUGH THE SUN ROOF.

AND THE CAR LANDED ON

JUAN'S HEAD.

HE WAS RUSHED TO A LOCAL

HOSPITAL.

DOCTORS DETERMINED THAT

EXTREME PRESSURE AN SWELLING AND

SWELLING IN HIS BRAIN

MEANT THEY NEEDED TO

REMOVE A PART OF HIS

SKULL.

I IMMEDIATELY STARTED

PRAYING.

AND I HEARD THE HOLY

SPIRIT SAY, HE SHALL LIVE

AND NOT DIE.

Reporter: A TRAUMATIC

BRAIN INJURY LEFT JUAN

HOOKED UP ON LIFE SUPPORT.

DOCTORS GAVE HIM JUST A 5%

CHANCE OF SURVIVAL, ADDING

IF HE SOMEHOW SURVIVED,

JUAN WOULD NEVER SPEAK OR

WALK AGAIN.

ELIZABETH RECALLS HER

REACTION TO THE DOCTOR'S

NEGATIVE REPORT.

I RESPECT YOU AS A

PROFESSIONAL.

HOWEVER, YOU DON'T HAVE

THE FINAL SAY SO

CONCERNING OUR SON.

I SAID, GOD HAS THE FINAL

SAY SO, AND WE WILL WAIT

TO SEE WHAT GOD DOES

BECAUSE I DON'T BELIEVE

THAT'S WHAT IS GOING TO BE

THE FATE OF OUR SON.

AND I WENT OVER TO OUR

SON, AND I SAID, SON, THIS

IS DAD.

YOU SHALL LIVE AND NOT DIE

TO PROCLAIM THE WORKS OF

THE LORD.

Reporter: THEY

RALLIED PRAYERS FROM

FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND THE

COMMUNITY.

WE CRIED AND HELD IT

TOGETHER, BUT WE CONTINUED

TO SPEAK FAITH.

WE DID NOT WAIVER IN OUR

FAITH.

Reporter: AFTER THREE

DAYS, JUAN WAS OUT OF HIS

COMA BUT STILL ON LIFE

SUPPORT.

THE NEXT DAY HE STARTED TO

SHOW SIGNS OF PROGRESS.

HE BEGAN MOVING HIS

FINGERS AND TOES.

THREE WEEKS LATER, TO THE

SURPRISE OF DOCTORS, HE

MOVED FORWARD TO STANDING,

WALKING, AND TALKING.

HE SAYS DURING THE COMA,

HE WITNESSED A SPIRITUAL

BATTLE BEING WAGED FOR HIS

LIFE.

THERE WAS A DEMON

COMING ACROSS AND COMING

TOWARDS ME, BUT THERE WAS

ALSO A GOLDEN ANGEL IN

ARMOR, WITH A SWORD.

AND THE ANGEL, HE SLADE

THE DEMON.

AND IT VANISHED.

Reporter: JUAN ADMITS

HIS RECOVERY HAS NOT BEEN

EASY.

HE WAS IN THE HOSPITAL FOR

MORE THAN TWO MONTHS AND

ENDURED PAINFUL PHYSICAL

THERAPY.

IT HAS BEEN VERY HARD.

AT ONE POINT, I CRIED

EVERY DAY.

PEOPLE WOULD JOKE ABOUT

TRYING TO DO SOMETHING

WITH YOUR HANDS TIED

BEHIND YOUR BACK -- I WENT

THROUGH THAT EVERY SINGLE

DAY, EVEN TODAY.

Reporter: AFTER THREE

BRAIN SURGERIES IN AS MANY

AS THREE MONTHS, THE HIGH

SCHOOL SENIOR IS NOW BACK

IN SCHOOL.

AND 197 DAYS AFTER THE

ACCIDENT, HE RETURNED TO

THE BASKETBALL COURT.

IT'S BEEN A WHILE, HUH?

Reporter: ALTHOUGH HE

STILL HAS NO VOLUNTARY

MOVEMENT IN HIS LEFT ARM

AND SUFFERS PARALYSIS ON

THE LEFT SIDE OF HIS FACE,

JUAN REMAINS FAITHFUL AND

SEES BIGGER THINGS AHEAD.

IT IS ONLY BECAUSE GOD

HAD A PLAN FOR ME.

Reporter: A BIG

CHANGE FROM THE WAY HE

USED TO THINK.

EVEN THOUGH MY PARENTS

ARE PASTORS, I REALLY

DIDN'T THINK GOD WAS

ANYTHING BECAUSE I REALLY

THOUGHT THE BIBLE WAS JUST

A BOOK WITH A BUNCH OF

WORDS.

I REALLY DIDN'T THINK

ANYTHING MUCH OF IT.

I DIDN'T REALLY THINK I

NEEDED HIM.

BUT I NEED HIM NOW.

I TRUST IN THE LORD WITH

ALL OF MY HEART.

AND LEAN NOT TO MY OWN

UNDERSTANDING.

Reporter: MANY HAVE

BEEN INSPIRED BY HIS

MIRACULOUS STORY,

INCLUDING SOME OF THOSE

WHO TREATED HIM AND

DOUBTED HIS SURVIVAL.

THE VERY DOCTORS -- THE

VERY DOCTOR THAT GAVE US

THAT 5%, HE IS NOW

PRAISING THE LORD.

HE SAID, I BELIEVE GOD

HAD THE FINAL SAY SO.

> IT'S ACCORDING TO YOUR

FAITH.

> WE COULD NOT WAIVER.

YES, IT WAS TESTED AND

TRIED, BUT WE COULD NOT

DOUBT.

I WOULD ENCOURAGE ANYONE

TO JUST NOT DOUBT GOD

BECAUSE HE IS FAITHFUL TO

DO WHAT HE HAS PROMISED.

AND WHEN HIS WORD GOES

FORTH, IT SHALL NOT RETURN

TO YOU VOID.

AND HE SAID, HE SHALL LIVE

AND NOT DIE, AND THAT'S

EXACTLY WHAT HE DID.

Reporter: CHARLENE

AARON, CBN NEWS.

Terry: WOW, THERE IS

A PROMISE YOU CAN HANG ON

TO.

HIS WORD GOES FORTH AND IT

WILL NOT RETURN VOID.

AND IT'S WHY WE PRAY THE

WORD OF GOD OVER OUR

CHILDREN, OVER OUR

FAMILIES, OVER THE COUNTRY

WE LIVE IN, THE WORLD THAT

WE'RE IN, BECAUSE GOD IS

FAITHFUL.

I THINK THAT MOM IS RIGHT.

THE FAITH OF THOSE PARENTS

WERE THE LADDER TO

HEALING.

Andrew: AND THERE ARE

A NUMBER OF VIEWERS IN

NEED RIGHT NOW, AND IT IS

AUR PRIVILEGE TO PRAY FOR

THEM.

PAM WRITES: "PLEASE PRAY

FOR THE FIVE MILLIMETER

TUMOR ON MY THYROID TO BE

GONE, AND FOR MY LUNGS AND

HEART TO BE HEALED SO I

CAN TAKE CARE OF MY

GRANDCHILDREN.

THANK YOU."

DENISE SAYS, "PLEASE KEEP

ME IN YOUR PRAYERS.

I'M UNDERGOING CHEMO FOR

MY SECOND ROUND OF CANCER.

I'M TRUSTING THE LORD >"

AND LINDA SAYS, "PLEASE

PRAY FOR MY FIBROMYALGIA

TO BE HEALED.

I HAVE CUSTODY OF MY TWO

GRANDCHILDREN, AND I WOULD

LOVE TO BE ABLE TO TAKE

THEM PLACES AND DO THINGS

WITH THEM.

IN JESUS' NAME."

> FATHER GOD, YOU HEAR

THE CRIES OF THE HEART OF

THOSE WATCHING OUR

PROGRAM, LORD GOD.

THEY ARE SEEKING YOUR

TOUCH.

THEY ARE SEEKING YOUR

HEALING.

AND THEY PUT IT BEFORE

YOU, FATHER GOD, BECAUSE

WE KNOW YOU ARE A GOD WHO

HEARS US, LORD GOD.

FIRST WE PRAY FOR PAM AND

THIS TUMOR.

IN THE NAME OF JESUS, WE

JUST SPEAK TO THIS TUMOR

TO VANISH IN HAD JESUS'

NAME.

WE BIND THE WORK OF THE

ENEMY, AND WE SPEAK HEALTH

UPON HER BODY IN THE NAME

OF JESUS.

THANK YOU, FATHER.

Terry: AND I WANT TO

LIFT UP DENISE, GOING

THROUGH THIS SECOND ROUND

OF CHEMO.

I JUST CALM AGAINST THE

SPIRIT OF FEAR AND

ANXIETY.

WE DECLARE YOU ARE SET

FREE FROM THAT, DENISE.

FATHER, I ASK THAT THIS

PROCEDURE, ALL OF THE

THINGS BEING DONE, WOULD

TAKE HOLD IN HER BODY.

I PRAY HER BODY WOULD

ALIGN ITSELF WITH THE

PERFECT WILL OF GOD, AND

HEAVEN WOULD COME DOWN AND

REST UPON HER PHYSICALLY,

GOD.

THAT SHE WOULD BE

COMPLETELY AND WHOLLY

HEALED IN JESUS' NAME.

Andrew: AND WE PRAY

FOR LINDA WHO HAS CUSTODY

OF HER GRANDCHILDREN.

FATHER GOD, WE PRAY FOR

MORE TIME WITH HER AND HER

GRANDCHILDREN.

WE REBUKE DISEASE IN

JESUS' NAME.

WE REBUKE THIS

FIBROMYALGIA IN THE NAME

OF JESUS.

FOR THOSE WHO HAVE SOUGHT

EAGLE FROHEALING FROM YOU, GOD, AND

ASKED TERRY AND I TO PRAY,

FATHER GOD, WE PRAY YOU

WOULD HONOR THEM AS THEY

SEEK YOU.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR WORK ON

THE CROSS.

THANK YOU FOR THE BLOOD

THAT WAS SHED FOR US, FOR

OUR SOULS TO SPEND

ETERNITY WITH YOU AND FOR

OUR HEALING.

WE THANK YOU FOR THE

CROSS.

WE THANK YOU FOR THE

RESURRECTION.

WE THANK YOU THAT YOU HAVE

OVERCOME THE WORLD.

YOU HAVE OVERCOME DISEASE.

YOU HAVE OVERCOME

SICKNESS.

WE THANK YOU FOR THE

PROMISED HOLY SPIRIT

REIGNING AND ACTING IN OUR

LIVES.

AND WE PRAY FOR HIS WORK

OF HEALING TO BE DONE IN

THESE FOLKS IN JESUS'

NAME.

AMEN.

> WE LEAVE YOU WITH 2 2

TIMOTHY 1: "HOLDS ON TO

THE TEACHING YOU LEARN

FROM ME, THE PATTERN

SHAPED BY THE FAITH AND

LOVE THAT YOU HAVE IN

CHRIST JESUS."

A WONDERFUL REMINDER.

WE'LL SEE YOU TOMORROW.

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