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700 Club Interactive - June 13, 2018

American Idol finalist and former Miss Mississippi & Top 10 Miss America 2015 will discuss her faith and overcoming fear and anxiety. Read Transcript


Gordon: A PROP PLANE

CRASH...

I HEARD GLASS BREAK.

I HEARD METAL BEND.

Gordon: AND THE PILOT

WHO WALKED AWAY FROM IT

ALL.

HE JUST LOOKED LIKE HE

JUST WALKED OUT OF THE

FLAMES.

Gordon: SEE HIS

MIRACULOUS STORY OF

SURVIVAL.

HE WAS BURNED REALLY,

REALLY BAD.

Gordon: PLUS...A

FINALIST ON BOTH AMERICA

IDAHAMAMERICAIOWA.

BACK IN 2016, RUSSIA

PASSED A NEW LAW, WHICH

LIMITS THE MISSION WORK

OUTSIDE OF A REGISTERED

NATIONAL CHURCH.

DESPITE THESE

RESTRICTIONS, MISSION

EURASIA BELIEVE IT COULD

BE A CATALYST FOR THE

CHURCH TO GROW.

SO THEY PLAN ON HOLDING

NATIONAL OUTREACHES DURING

THIS SUMMER'S WORLD CUP.

Terry: THOUSANDS OF

PAPAMPHLETS LIKE THESE WILL

BE DISTRIBUTED THIS

SUMMER.

MISSION EURASIA, EQUIPPING

YOUNG PASTORS AS MINISTRY

LEADERS, SET A GOAL TO

PASS OUT OVER A HALF

MILLION SCRIPTURES.

THEY PARTNER WITH CHURCHES

TO HOST THE TOURNAMENT,

WHICH RUNS IN RUSSIA, BY

PROVIDING A WAY FOR FANS

TO WATCH THE GAMES, AND

THEY HOPE TO SHARE THE

GOSPEL WITH MANY WHO

OTHERWISE MAY NOT ATTEND

CHURCH.

Gordon: AND THAT IS A

GREAT IDEA.

Terry: GENIUS.

Gordon: YEAH.

HATS OFF TO THEM.

AND LET'S TAKE A REAL

CLOSE LOOK AT THIS RUSSIAN

LAW.

IT PRETTY MUCH HAS

PROHIBITED EVANGELISM IN

WHAT THEY CLAIM IS A

CHRISTIAN COUNTRY.

YOU HAVE TO BE WITHIN A

NATIONAL CHURCH, WHICH

MEANS YOU HAVE TO BE

WITHIN THE ORTHODOX

CHURCH, IN ORDER TO DO ANY

KIND OF EVANGELISM.

IT IS VERY CURIOUSLY

SIMILAR TO WHAT CHINA DID,

WHERE YOU HAVE TW TO BE

WITHIN THE GROUNDS, WITHIN

THE WALLS, OF A REGISTERED

CHURCH IN ORDER TO DO ANY

EVANGELISM.

IT IS SOMETHING TO REALLY

WATCH.

LET IT UNDERLINE THE

FREEDOM OF RELIGION THAT

WE HAVE HERE IN THE UNITED

STATES.

AND HOW DEAR THAT RIGHT

IS, AND HOW WE NEED TO

NOW, MORE THAN EVER,

PROTECT IT.

BECAUSE THERE ARE VARIOUS

MOVEMENTS TO TRY TO LIMIT

IT.

Terry: HERE, HERE.

> A VIDEO OF SOLDIERS

GETTING BAPTIZED IN A

LOADER BUCKET OF A TRACTOR

IS GOING VIRAL.

TAKE A LOOK.

I BAPTIZE YOU IN THE

NAME OF THE FATHER, THE

SON, AND THE HOLY SPIRIT.

AMEN.

[APPLAUSE]

HAVE YOU HEARD YOUR

PUBLIC CONFESSION?

I HAVE BAPTIZED YOU IN THE

NAME OF THE FATHER, OF THE

SON, AND OF THE HOLY

SPIRIT.

[APPLAUSE]

Gordon: THERE AREN'T

ANY ATHEISTS IN FOX HOLES.

THAT VIDEO HAS HAD CLOSE

TO FIVE MILLION VIEWS, AND

IT'S A WONDERFUL THING.

Terry: TALK ABOUT

NECESSITY BEING THE MOTHER

OF INVENTION.

Gordon: LET'S PUT A

PLASTIC LINER IN THIS, AND

WE'RE GOING TO SANCTIFY IT

RIGHT HERE.

Terry: I LOVE THAT.

IT IS REALLY WONDERFUL.

Gordon: WELL, THE

CHURCH OF ENGLAND HAS

LAUNCHED AN ALEXIS SKILL,

WHICH IS DESIGNED TO HELP

AGNOSTICS FIND OUT MORE

ABOUT THE FAITH.

Terry: THE SKILL HAS

THREE MAIN FUNCTIONS: IT

PROVIDES DAILY PRAYERS,

SUCH AS PRAYERS FOR MEALS,

AND SHARES CRITICAL

INFORMATION ABOUT THE

CHRISTIAN FAITH, ANSWERING

QUESTIONS, LIKE, WHAT IS A

CHRISTIAN?

WHAT IS THE BIBLE?

AND WHO IS GOD?

AND IT HELPS USERS FIND

NEARBY CHURCH SERVICES.

IT IS COMPATIBLE WITH ALL

AMAZON ECHO AND ALEXIS

DEVICES.

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THAT

FOR CREATIVITY?

Gordon: I THINK IT IS

VERY CREATIVE.

BUT YOU GET INTO

TECHNOLOGY, AND YOU SAY,

ALEXIS, SAY A PRAYER FOR

ME.

I'M NOT SO SURE ABOUT

THAT.

BUT HATS OFF TO THE CHURCH

OF ENGLAND FOR BEING

SENSITIVE TO THE CHANGING

TECHNOLOGICAL TRENDS, AND

TO GET INTO THOSE DEVICES

AND SAY, WELL, HERE IS

SOMETHING FOR PEOPLE OF

FAITH.

AND HERE IS SOMETHING FOR

PEOPLE WHO DON'T BELIEVE

AND HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT

IT, AND HAVE THAT

INTERACTION WITH ALEXA.

THAT'S A GREAT IDEA.

Terry: THE NEXT

EDITION OF THE

MISS AMERICA PAGEANT WILL

SCRAP SWIMSUITS AND BE

MORE INCLUSIVE TO WOMEN OF

ALL SHAPES AND SIZES.

Gordon: THE

ELIMINATION OF THE

SWIMSUIT ISN'T THE ONLY

CHANGE.

MISS AMERICA WILL BE A

COMPETITION NOW, AND NOT A

IMPEACHMENT.

ANPAGEANT.

CONTESTANTS WILL HAVE TO

DISCUSS INDEPTH HOW THEY

WILL ADVANCE THEIR SOCIAL

IMPACT INITIATIVES.

Terry: GRETCHEN

CARLSON SAID THE RISE OF

THE "HASHTAG ME TOO

MOVEMENT" IS POWERING

THESE CHANGES.

SAYING, WE'RE MOVING IT

FORWARD AND DIVULGING IT

IN THIS CULTURAL

REVOLUTION.

SOME CHANGES IN THE

PAGEANT'S FORMAT HAVE BEEN

EXPECTED, AND IT IS NOW

BEING LED ENTIRELY BY

WOMEN FOR THE FIRST TIME.

THE NEXT MISS AMERICA

COMPETITION IS

SEPTEMBER 9th IN

ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY,

WHERE IT ALL BEGAN.

Gordon: AND THAT, I

THINK, IS WONDERFUL NEWS.

Terry: YOU WON'T GET

AN ARGUMENT FROM A SINGLE

CONTESTANT, I DON'T THINK.

Gordon: WE'RE NOT

GOING TO JUDGE YOU ON

APPEARANCE ANYMORE.

WE'RE GOING TO JUDGE YOU

AND WHAT YOU WANT TO DO

FOR SOCIAL IMPACT.

YAY!

Terry: THIS ALL

STARTED AS A PUBLICITY

ISSUE, AND OVER THE YEARS

BECAME A SCHOLARSHIP

FOUNDATION AND --

Gordon: AND IT BECAME

A BIG DEAL.

AND IT WAS DEFINITELY A

LAUNCHING PAD FOR BIGGER

THINGS, MORE THAN JUST A

SCHOLARSHIP TO GO TO

SCHOOL.

Terry: OH, IT'S A BIG

JOB.

A WELL-PAYING, BIG JOB

THAT YOU'RE ACTUALLY

INTERVIEWING FOR.

I HOPE IT WILL CHANGE THE

PERCEPTION OF THING.

AND IT IS TIME FOR THOSE

SWIMSUITS TO GO, I'M JUST

SAYING.

Gordon: SO DO YOU

THINK WE SHOULD PUT WOMEN

IN CHARGE OF MORE THINGS.

Terry: ABSOLUTELY.

ASK A FOOLISH QUESTION

(laughing).

Gordon: I'M TRYING TO

START A CONVERSATION.

Terry: IF THEY'RE

QUALIFIED, LIKE IF A MAN

IS QUALIFIED.

Gordon: DO YOU HAVE

ANYTHING IN MIND?

SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE?

Terry: IF THEY'RE

QUALIFIED.

Gordon: PRESIDENT?

Terry: IF THEY'RE

QUALIFIED.

Gordon: OKAY.

WE NEED TO HAVE A

PAGEANT --

Terry: A COMPETITION.

Gordon: -- A POLISH

ORGANIZATION HELD THE

FIRST BEAUTY PAGEANT FOR

WOMEN IN WHEELCHAIRS IN AN

EFFORT TO CHANGE THE

PERCEPTION ABOUT PEOPLE

WITH DISABILITIES.

TAKE A LOOK.

I WAS BORN WITH PARTIAL

LIMBS, SO I HAVE TO BE

ADAPTIVE TO THE MUSIC, TO

THE CO CHOREOGRAPHY, BUT

THAT'S OKAY.

I LIVE MY LIFE THAT WAY.

MY HEART IS...HAVE

HAPPY BECAUSE THIS WILL

CHANGE MANY THINGS,

ESPECIALLY IN MY COUNTRY,

FOR PEOPLE WITH

DISABILITIES, WHO HAVE

BEEN DISREGARDED.

>[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

Gordon: THAT IS A

WONDERFUL THING.

YAY!

YOU CAN JUST SEE THE

THRILL ON THEIR FACES, THE THE

EMPOWERMENT THAT IT

BRINGS.

Terry: BEING

RECOGNIZED AND POWERFUL

AND WORTHWHILE.

> WELL, AS A FORMER

MISSISSIPPI AND TOP 10

CONTESTANT IN

MISS AMERICA, JASMINE

MURRAY KNOWS A LOT ABOUT

COMPETITION.

AND YOU MAY ALSO KNOW HER

FROM "AMERICAN IDOL"

SEASON EIGHT.

AND HOW DID SHE DO THAT

ALL WHILE SUFFERING FROM

FEAR AND ANXIETY?

WELL, SHE'S GOING TO SHARE

HER STORY NEXT, SO STAY

Terry: JASMINE MURRAY

ACCOMPLISHED MORE BEFORE

THE AGE OF 22 THAN MOST OF

US DO IN OUR ENTIRE

LIFETIME.

BUT HER STRUGGLE WITH FEAR

AND ANXIETY THREATENED IT

ALL.

TAKE A LOOK.

Reporter: JASMINE

MURRAY PERFORMED IN FRONT

OF MILLIONS ON THE

"AMERICAN IDOL" STAGE,

SANG FOR THE PRESIDENT OF

THE UNITED STATES, AND

FINISHED TOP 10 IN THE

MISS AMERICA PAGEANT, ALL

WHILE SUFFERING WITH FEAR

AND ANXIETY.

I THINK THAT FEAR IS

SOMETHING THAT EVERYONE

HAS FELT AT ONE TIME OR

ANOTHER IN THEIR LIVES.

AND JUST TO UNDERSTAND,

THOUGH, THAT WITHIN THAT,

YOU DON'T HAVE TO STRUGGLE

WITH IT FOR THE REST OF

YOUR LIFE.

Reporter: IN HER

LATEST C.D., "FEARLESS,"

JASMINE SHARES HOW GOD

HELPED HER OVERCOME HER

PERSONAL STRUGGLE WITH

DOUBT AND WORRY, AND HOW

HE CAN DO THE SAME FOR

YOU.

Terry: JOINING ME NOW

IS JASMINE MURRAY.

WELCOME TO THE SHOW.

IT IS GOOD TO HAVE YOU

WITH US.

THANK YOU.

IT IS GREAT TO BE HERE.

Terry: YOU'RE THE

YOUNGEST OF FIVE --

YEAH.

THE BABY OF THE FAMILY.

Terry: WHAT WAS THAT

LIKE FOR YOU?

UM, WELL, IT WAS

AWESOME.

SO I HAVE THREE OLDER

SISTERS AND ONE BROTHER,

SO BASICALLY I HAVE MORE

PARENTS (laughing).

Terry: THAT'S TRUE.

BUT IT'S REALLY GREAT

BECAUSE I'M SUPER CLOSE

WITH ALL OF MY SIBLINGS.

MY SISTERS HAVE BECOME MY

BEST FRIENDS.

Terry: ISN'T THAT

GREAT?

YES.

Terry: BECAUSE YOU

CAN TRUST YOUR FAMILY?

EXACTLY.

YOU JUST HAVE THIS LEVEL

OF TRUST, AND THEY SUPPORT

YOU AND THEY LOVE YOU

THROUGH EVERYTHING.

THEY ALWAYS HAVE YOUR

BACK.

AND I CAN ALWAYS ASK THEM

FOR ADVICE, AND I KNOW

THEY KNOW WHAT I'M GOING

THROUGH, AND WHAT I'M

EXPERIENCING IN LIFE, AND

SO THEY'RE ALWAYS THERE.

ANY TIME I CALL THEM, MY

MOM IS ALWAYS THERE, MY

BROTHER.

I LOVE THAT.

I LOVE HAVING A BIG

FAMILY.

I'VE GOT SEVEN NIECES AND

NEPHEWS AS WELL.

Terry: THE CIRCLE IS

GETTING LARGER?

YES.

IT IS EXPANDING BY THE

MINUTE, BUT I LOVE IT.

OH, MY GOSH.

Terry: YOU WERE ALSO

IN A SINGLE-PARENT FAMILY.

WERE YOU AWARE OF THE

CHALLENGES OF THAT?

I DON'T KNOW YOUR MOM, BUT

SHE MUST BE AN AMAZING

LADY TO BE ABLE TO DO THAT

SO WELL.

SHE IS INCREDIBLE.

SHE IS MY HEART.

YES, IT WAS CHALLENGING AT

TIMES.

BUT MY MOM HAS ALWAYS BEEN

SUCH A STRONG WOMAN.

AND EVEN IN THE FACE OF

ADVERSITY, YOU KNOW, SHE

GREW UP AND SHE BECAME A

FOLLOWER OF CHRIST LATER

ON IN HER LIFE.

AND SO SHE HAS CARRIED

THAT WITH HER HER ENTIRE

LIFE.

OH, MY GOSH, I CAN

REMEMBER WAKING UP IN THE

MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT AND

HEARING MY MOM PRAYING,

SPEAKING IN TONGUES IN HER

ROOM, ON THE FLOOR CRYING

AND PRAYING OUT FOR ALL OF

US.

I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT WAS

HAPPENING, BUT NOW I LOOK

BACK AND THINK, WHAT A

GIFT TO HAVE A PRAYING

MOM.

Terry: BOY, IS THAT

THE TRUTH.

I CAN HONESTLY SAY THAT

GOD HAS BLESSED ME

TREMENDOUSLY WITH AN

INCREDIBLE FAMILY AND AN

AMAZING MOM.

SHE DID AN AWESOME JOB

RAISING US.

I OWE HER EVERYTHING.

Terry: YOU SAY THAT

ALL OF US HAVE CHIN, IN

OUKS INOUR ARMOR.

WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY THAT?

I THINK WE ALL HAVE

THINGS THAT WE STRUGGLE

WITH.

WE ALL HAVE THINGS IN OUR

LIFE THAT WILL CHALLENGE

US.

BUT I THINK AT THE END OF

THE DAY, THE LORD HAS

GIVEN US THE TOOLS THAT WE

NEED IN LIFE, AND MOST

IMPORTANTLY, HE HAS GIVEN

HIMSELF.

Terry: YES.

AND SO WHATEVER IT IS

THAT WE GO THROUGH, WE CAN

ALWAYS COUNT ON HIM.

WE CAN ALWAYS KNOW HE IS

THERE, HE IS FAITHFUL, AND

HE'S NOT GOING TO LEAVE

US.

BUT THERE IS ALWAYS

SOMETHING WE CAN LEARN

FROM THOSE THINGS THAT WE

GO THROUGH.

IT WILL HELP SHAPE US AND

HELP US BECOME BETTER

PEOPLE AND HELP PREPARE US

FOR THE NEXT LEVEL IN OUR

LIVES.

Terry: AND THAT

REALLY HAS HAPPENED FOR

YOU.

BECAUSE A COUPLE OF THINGS

THAT WERE CHINKS IN YOUR

ARMOR, IF YOU WILL, WERE

FEAR AND ANXIETY.

AND HERE YOU ARE CHOOSING

TO DO THINGS LIKE

"AMERICAN IDOL," LIKE A

MISS AMERICA PAGEANT, AND

SINGING BEFORE LARGE

AUDIENCES.

HOW DID YOU DEAL WITH YOUR

FEAR AND ANXIETY AS YOU

MOVED INTO ALL OF THOSE

THINGS?

I CAN REMEMBER I AUD

AUDITIONED FOR "AMERICAN

IDOL" WHEN I WAS 16, BUT

MY MOM WAS WITH ME THE

ENTIRE TIME I WAS ON THE

SHOW BECAUSE I WAS A

MINOR.

SO I GOT TO HAVE MY MOM

THERE, AND SO THAT WAS A

HUGE BLESSING.

AND SHE IS MY ROCK --

Terry: YOU WEREN'T

ALONE.

RIGHT, I WAS NEVER

ALONE.

AND SHE WAS ALWAYS LIFTING

ME UP AND PRAYING FOR ME.

TO HAVE THAT FOUNDATION

HAS ALWAYS HELPED TO KEEP

MY GROUNDED, AND TO

REALIZE WHERE MY HELP

COMES FROM.

MY ANXIETY DIDN'T REALLY

START TO HEIGHTEN UNTIL

LATER ON IN LIFE, ACTUALLY

A FEW YEARS AGO, AND

THAT'S WHEN IT REALLY

STARTED TO SURFACE AND TO

BECOME SOMETHING THAT I

HAD NEVER REALLY DEALT

WITH BEFORE.

Terry: IN THE END, WE

ALL WIND UP HAVING TO DEAL

WITH THOSE THINGS THAT

HAUNT US, EVEN THOUGH IT

MAY ONLY HAPPEN FROM TIME

TO TIME.

FOR YOU A BIG MOMENT CAME

WHEN YOU WERE DRIVING IN

YOUR CAR TO A STUDIO WHERE

YOU WERE SUPPOSED TO

WRITE.

WHAT HAPPENED?

YEAH.

SO I WAS ON MY WAY TO A

WRITING SESSION THAT DAY.

AND I HAD A PANIC ATTACK

IN MY CAR.

Terry: HAD YOU EVER

HAD THAT BEFORE?

I HAD, YES.

BUT FOR ME, IT WAS IN THE

MIDST OF STILL

UNDERSTANDING WHAT A PANIC

ATTACK EVEN WAS, AND HOW

IT AFFECTED ME.

SO FOR ME, IT FELT LIKE I

COULDN'T BREATHE AND MY

STOMACH WAS HURTING, AND I

FELT LIKE I WAS CHOKING.

ALL OF THOSE THINGS AT

ONCE, AND YOU'RE

COMPLETELY NOT IN CONTROL

OF YOUR BODY AT THAT

MOMENT.

IT IS SO SCARY.

SO THAT WAS HAPPENING

WHILE I'M TRYING TO MY

SESSION.

AND I'M JUST TRYING TO

CATCH MY BREATH.

I'M JUST TRYING TO BREATHE

AND MEDITATE.

SO I PARK MY CAR.

I GET THERE.

AND I'M CALM.

IT HAS PASSED.

AND I WALK INTO THE

SESSION, AND THE TWO

WRITERS I WAS WORKING WITH

THAT DAY ALREADY HAD

SOMETHING KIND OF MIXED UP

FOR ME, AND I WAS, LIKE, I

KIND OF WANT TO WRITE

ABOUT FEAR.

BUT I DIDN'T WANT TO GO

ALL THE WAY INTO IT YET

BECAUSE I HADN'T SHARED IT

WITH A LOT OF PEOPLE.

IT WAS CRAZY, BECAUSE

BEFORE I KNEW IT, I JUST

STARTED CRYING AND I COULD

NOT HOLD IT BACK ANY

LONGER.

AND I WAS, LIKE, THIS IS

WHAT I'M GOING THROUGH AND

IT IS OVERWHELMING, AND I

FEEL LIKE IT IS TAKING

OVER WHO I AM.

AND THEY JUST STARTED

PRAYING FOR ME AND LIFTING

ME UP AND JUST TELLING ME,

YOU KNOW, IT'S GOING TO BE

OKAY.

WE ARE HERE FOR YOU.

AND WE WANT YOU TO BE

HEALED.

AND WE WANT YOU TO

UNDERSTAND THAT YOU DON'T

HAVE TO STRUGGLE WITH THIS

FOREVER.

Terry: YOU KNOW, SO

OFTEN GOD TAKES SOMETHING

THAT THE ENEMY HAS MEANT

FOR EVIL IN OUR LIVES AND

THEN WORKS IT TO GOOD.

AND HE DID THAT FOR NOT

JUST YOU, BUT ALL OF THE

PEOPLE WHO LOVE YOU AND

FOLLOW YOUR MUSIC WITH THE

SONG "FEARLESS."

THAT'S WHAT CAME OUT OF

THAT SESSION.

ABSOLUTELY.

Terry: HOW DID YOU GO

FROM THE TIME WHEN YOU

WERE FALLING APART AND

FEELING LIKE YOU WERE OUT

OF CONTROL TO WRITING A

SONG THAT HAS NOW TOUCHED

THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF

LIVES.

WELL, IT WAS IN THAT

SESSION WHERE I WAS ABLE

TO BE COMPLETELY

VULNERABLE.

I HADN'T PLANNED ON IT,

BUT IT WAS ALMOST LIKE I

COULDN'T CONTROL THAT,

EITHER.

Terry: IT HAPPENED

FOR YOU.

YEAH.

I THINK THE LORD WAS

ALLOWING ME TO BE

VULNERABLE AND TO NOT HOLD

IT BACK ANYMORE AND TO

SHARE IT.

AND I NOW SEE THE REASON

WHY.

AND SO THAT SONG CAME

ABOUT THAT DAY.

AND, YOU KNOW, WE JUST

STARTED TALKING ABOUT IT.

I JUST STARTED TELLING

THEM WHAT IT WAS LIKE, AND

A LOT OF THOSE LYRICS ARE

WHAT I WAS SAYING IN THE

SESSION.

Terry: WE HAVE A CLIP

OF YOU SINGING THAT SONG.

SO LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT

JASMINE MURRAY SINGING

"FEARLESS."

* I WASN'T GIVEN A SPIRIT

OF FEAR, I WAS GIVEN THE

POWER OF LOVE *

* EVERYTHING I'VE BEEN

FIGHTING AGAINST, GOD'S

GOING TO LIFT IT UP *

* I WANT TO BE FEARLESS

* NO HOLDING BACK, NO

BACKING DOWN *

* FEARLESS BECAUSE I

BELIEVE YOU'RE WITH ME

NOW *

* BRING ON THE UNKNOWN

* LEAD ME AND I'LL GO

* COME SET ME FREE

* GOD, I WANT TO BE

FEARLESS *

* I, I WANT TO BE

FEARLESS *

Terry: AN AMAZING

SONG, GREAT LYRICS, REALLY

SPEAKING TO ANY OF YOU OUT

THERE TODAY WHO MIGHT FACE

FEAR AND ANXIETY IN YOUR

OWN LIFE.

AND YOU STARTED AN

ORGANIZATION CALLED "13

GOING ON 30."

GIVE ME A QUICK

EXPLANATION OF THAT.

"13 GOING ON 30" WAS MY

PLATFORM WHEN I COMPETED

AS MISS MISSISSIPPI AND

THE MISS AMERICA PAGEANT.

BASICALLY IT GEARED

TOWARDS YOUNG GIRLS

EMBRACING THEIR AGE AND

NOT GROWING UP TOO FAST.

AS MISS MISSISSIPPI, I

TRAVELLED AROUND AND SPOKE

WITH THE BOYS AND GIRLS

CLUBS, AND I JUST

ENCOURAGED GIRLS TO

UNDERSTAND THEIR WORTH AND

VALUE, NOT TO GIVE INTO

PEER PRESSURE, AND TO JUST

ENJOY BEING A KID.

YOU HAVE ALL OF THE TIME

IN THE WORLD TO BECOME AN

ADULT, AND TRUST ME IT IS

COMING.

Terry: WELL, YOUR

MESSAGES ARE FOR ALL OF

US, YOUNG AND OLD ALIKE.

THE ALBUM HAS JUST

RELEASED, OUT BRAND NEW,

"FEARLESS."

YOU CAN FIND IT WHEREVER

MUSIC IS SOLD.

JASMINE, WE THANK YOU SO

MUCH FOR BEING WITH US.

WHAT A GOOD PLATFORM THE

LORD HAS GIVEN YOU FOR

MANY THINGS.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME

HERE.

Gordon: STILL TO

COME, FIRST RESPONDERS

ARRIVE ON THE SCENE OF A

PLANE CRASH.

I WOULD HAVE NEVER SAID

ANYBODY WOULD HAVE WALKED

AWAY FROM IT.

HE WAS WALKING OVER TO US,

WHICH I THOUGHT WAS

MIRACULOUS.

HE JUST LOOKED LIKE HE

JUST WALKED OUT OF THE

FLAMES.

Gordon: MEET THE MAN

WHO WALKED AWAY FROM THIS

CRASH, AND HEAR HIS

INCREDIBLE STORY OF

SURVIVAL.

PLUS...WE'LL BE PRAYING

FOR YOU, RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Gordon: WELL, CHRIS

HALL'S PROP PLANE BURST

INTO A FIREBALL.

RESCUERS THOUGHT NOBODY

COULD HAVE SURVIVED, AND

THEN THEY SAY CHRIS

WALKING RIGHT THROUGH THE

FLAMES.

TAKING U TAKING OFF FROM RUNWAY

47.

Reporter: CHRIS HALL

WAS TAKING HIS NEW PLANE

FOR A TEST FLIGHT TO THE

BROWNWOOD REGIONAL AIRPORT

IN TEXAS.

A SWEET LITTLE FLIGHT,

NO WIND.

AS I WAS MAKING MY

DESCENT, I FELT A LITTLE

BUMP IN THE SEAT.

AND I KNOW THE HOLY SPIRIT

SAID, CHRIS, YOU LOST

POWER.

I REACHED DOWN TO SHOVE

THE THROTTLE FORWARD TO GO

FULL POWER, AND NOTHING --

I HAD NOTHING.

THE ENGINE WENT QUIET.

Reporter: CHRIS TRIED

TO RESTART THE ENGINE, BUT

IT WON'T TURN OVER.

WOULDN'T TURN OVER.

WHAT HE DIDN'T KNOW WAS

THAT HIS FUEL PUMP HAD

FAILED.

WHEN I DIPPED BELOW THE

HORIZON AND I REALIZED I

WAS GOING TO CRASH, I SAID

OUT LOUD, "HERE WE GO,"

AND I WAS TALKING TO THE

LORD.

Reporter: CHRIS'

FRIEND, FLOYD, WAS ON THE

TARMAC WHEN HE SAW THE

EXPLOSION IN THE DISTANCE.

IT WAS AT LEAST 4OO TO

500 FEET IN THE AIR.

AS I BEGAN TO RUN TOWARDS

THE CRASH SITE, I WAS ALSO

PRAYING.

I SAID, CHRIS IS NOT

FINISHED -- YOU'RE NOT

FINISHED WITH CHRIS.

9-1-1.

WE'RE AT THE REGIONAL

AIRPORT, AND THERE IS AN

AIRCRAFT THAT HAS GONE

INTO THE GROUND.

Reporter: E.M.S.

STEVEN STONE RESPONDED TO

THE CALL.

WE SAW THE BLACK SMOKE

COMING UP.

I WOULD HAVE NEVER SAID

THAT ANYBODY WOULD HAVE

WALKED AWAY FROM IT.

WHEN I PUSHED THE DOOR

OPEN, I HEARD GLASS BREAK,

I HEARD METAL BREAK, AND

THAT'S WHEN EVERYTHING

WENT ORANGE.

HE WAS WALKING OVER TO

US, WHICH I THOUGHT IT WAS

MIRACULOUS.

HE JUST LOOKED LIKE HE

JUST WALKED OUT OF THE

FLAMES.

Reporter: CHRIS WAS

QUICKLY TRANSPORTED TO THE

NEAREST HOSPITAL.

HE CALLED HIS WIFE, DOT,

FROM THE AMBULANCE.

HE SAID, I CRASHED MY

PLANE AND I'M NOT HURT

VERY BAD.

HIS AMBULANCE DRIVER

GRABBED THE PHONE AWAY

FROM HIM AND SAID,

MS. HALL, CHRIS IS HURT

REALLY BAD, AND WE'RE

GOING TO BE CARE-FLIGHTING

HIM TO PARKLAND HOSPITAL.

Reporter: AS DOT

RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL,

SHE CALLED THEIR SON.

WE WERE BOTH PRAYING

THAT NO WEAPON FORMED

AGAINST CHRIS WILL

PROSPER, AND THAT HE WILL

LIVE AND NOT DIE, AND THAT

HIS BODY WOULD BE TOTALLY

HEALED.

Reporter: WHEN DOTS WHEN DOT

ARRIVED, DOCTORS WHAT

PREPARING TO INTUBATE

CHRIS AND ADMIT HIM TO

I.C.U.

HIS HEAD WAS SWOLLEN TO

TWICE THE SIZE AND HE WAS

BURNED REALLY, REALLY BAD.

TO SEE CHRIS LIKE THAT WAS

VERY HARD.

SHE SAID, HI, BABE.

AND IT WAS LIKE A VOICE

FROM HEAVEN.

I WAS THAT HAPPY THAT SHE

WAS THERE.

Reporter: CHRIS WAS

STABILIZED AND FOUND TO

HAVE NO BROKEN BONES OR

INTERNAL INJURIES.

THE CONCERN WAS THE AMOUNT

OF SKIN GRAFTS REQUIRED TO

HEAL THE SECOND AND

THIRD-DEGREE BURNS,

COVERING OVER 20% OF HIS

BODY.

THE DOCTORS TOOK ME OUT

IN THE HALLWAY, AND I

ASKED THEM WHAT ARE WE

LOOKING AT?

AND THEY SAID, YOU'RE

GOING TO BE HERE FOR

MONTHS.

I THOUGHT, GOD'S BIGGER

THAN THAT.

AND I TOOK OFF BY MYSELF

DOWN THE HALLWAY, AND I

SAID, LORD, WHAT DO YOU

SAY ABOUT THIS?

AND I FELT LIKE HE SPOKE

TO ME AND HE SAID, TWO

WEEKS, YOU'LL BE HERE FOR

TWO WEEKS.

Reporter: DOT, HER

SON, AND SEVERAL FAMILY

MEMBERS AND FRIENDS PRAYED

FOR CHRIS' FULL RECOVERY.

WE WOULD LAY OUR HANDS

ON CHRIS IN I.C.U. AND

SAY, CHRIS BE HEALED.

IT FELT AWESOME TO HEAR

THE PRAYERS.

THE ONLY THING I HAD WAS

THE PRESENCE OF GOD.

I DIDN'T HAVE ANYTHING

ELSE.

Reporter: TWO WEEKS

TO THE DAY, DOCTORS

PERMITTED CHRIS TO LEAVE.

IT FELT AMAZING TO ME

TO KNOW THAT GOD HAD HEARD

MY PRAYERS.

AS WE WERE DRIVING UP

THE DRIVEWAY, I LOST IT.

I KNEW I WAS HOME.

AND THAT WAS -- IT STILL

TOUCHES ME.

Reporter: AFTER THREE

MONTHS OF TREATMENT, CHRIS

WAS BACK ON HIS FEET.

TODAY HE AND HIS WIFE,

DOT, MINISTER AT CHURCHES

AROUND THE COUNTRY AND

SHARE THEIR STORY OF

ANSWERED PRAYER.

THERE IS NOTHING CHRIS

CAN'T DO TODAY THAT HE HAS

ALWAYS BEEN ABLE TO DO.

THERE IS NO QUESTION

THAT THE HAND OF GOD WAS

ON CHRIS.

BELIEVE GOD BEFORE THE

FIRE.

DON'T WAIT UNTIL SOMETHING

LIKE THIS HAS TO HAPPEN TO

GET YOU TO BELIEVE.

Gordon: BELIEVE GOD

BEFORE THE FIRE.

THOSE ARE VERY WISE WORDS.

GET TO KNOW YOUR SAVIOR,

THE LIVING GOD.

AND DON'T WAIT FOR THAT

MOMENT OF CRISIS, WHERE

YOU'VE GOT TO FIGURE OUT

WHERE YOU STAND WITH HIM,

WHO HE IS.

IS HE THERE?

DOES HE LISTEN?

ALL OF THOSE THINGS NEED

TO BE KNOWN IN ADVANCE.

TO KNOW THAT YOU ARE A

CHILD OF GOD.

TO KNOW THAT HE LOVES YOU

INFINITELY.

SO MUCH SO THAT HE WAS

WILLING TO DIE ON A CROSS

FOR YOU, TO PAY THE FULL

PRICE FOR ALL THAT WE HAVE

DONE WRONG.

HE SAYS, I'LL TAKE CARE OF

ALL OF THAT.

I WILL BE YOUR REDEEMER.

I WILL BE YOUR SAVIOR.

I WILL BE YOUR PRESENT

HELP IN TIME OF NEED.

THAT WAY WHEN YOU GET INTO

DIFFICULT SITUATIONS --

AND LIFE CAN COME AT YOU

REALLY HARD SOMETIMES --

AND WHEN YOU GET IN THE

MIDDLE OF THAT BATTER BATTLE, YOU

DON'T HAVE TO LOOK AROUND

AND SAY, IS THERE A GOD?

IS HE HERE?

WILL HE HEAR MY PRAYER?

YOU KNOW THE ANSWER TO ALL

OF THAT.

AND YOU CAN BE JUST LIKE A

LITTLE CHILD AND CRY OUT

AND KNOW THAT DADDY WILL

SHOW UP, AND HE'LL SHOW UP

FOR YOU.

WHEN YOU HAVE THESE

EXPERIENCES AND YOU HAVE

THAT CONFIDENCE, THEN WHEN

THE FIREBALL IS ALL AROUND

YOU, YOU CAN WALK OUT

CONFIDENT, KNOWING THAT HE

IS WITH YOU.

> IF YOU NEED PRAYER,

WE'RE HERE FOR YOU.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS PICK

UP THE PHONE AND CALL US:

1-800-700-7000.

> HERE IS A WORD FROM

ISAIAH: "YET THOSE WHO

WAIT FOR THE LORD WILL

GAIN NEW STRENGTH.

THEY WILL MOUNT UP WITH

WINGS LIKE EAGLES.

THEY WILL RUN AND NOT GET

WEARY."

> GOD BLESS YOU.

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