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700 Club Interactive - June 15, 2018

Couch bound for almost 3 years, former ballet dancer Donna learns to trust God for her healing. Read Transcript


[APPLAUSE]

Gordon: THE WORSHIP

LEADER WHOSE PERFORMANCE

ON AMERICA'S GOT TALENT

GOES VIRAL, WITH ALMOST

50 MILLION VIEWS.

> PLUS...SEE HOW THIS

COUCH-BOUND BALLERINA GOT

BACK ON HER FEET.

IT WAS THE LORD.

IT WAS: I'VE GOT THIS.

YOU'RE HEALED.

Gordon: THOSE STORIES

AND MORE ON TODAY'S "700

CLUB INTERACTIVE."

WELL, WELCOME TO THE SHOW.

IT'S A "DREAMS CAN COME

TRUE" STORY THAT ALMOST

50 MILLION HAVE VIEWED ON

Facebook, AND ALMOST

FIVE MILLION HAVE WATCHED

ON YouTube.

LAST WEEK A PASTOR

PERFORMED "TO LOVE

SOMEBODY" ON "AMERICA'S

GOT TALENT."

Terry: HIS VERSION OF

THE BEE GEE'S SONG WOWED

SIMON COWELL SO MUCH, HE

PUSHED THE BUZZER.

THE BUZZER SENDS

CONTESTANTS STRAIGHT TO

THE LIVE SHOW.

Gordon: AND HIS

PERSONAL STORY IS EVEN

BETTER.

HERE IS WHAT HAPPENED

BEFORE AND AFTER HIS

PERFORMANCE.

SHOW ME WHAT THE

PROCESS IS?

WHAT'S THE AMBITION AND

THE DREAM HERE?

WELL, MY FAMILY IS MY

REASON WHY I'M HERE.

MY WIFE AND MY SIX

CHILDREN.

ESPECIALLY BECAUSE MY

CHILDREN CAME OUT OF

FOSTER CARE.

WHEN YOU'RE SURVIVING, YOU

CAN'T DREAM.

AND SO I'M HERE BECAUSE I

WANT TO SHOW THEM THAT IF

THEIR DAD CAN LIVE OUT

THEIR DREAMS, THEN NOTHING

IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR THEM.

[APPLAUSE]

[CHEERING]

*

YOU WERE SO NERVOUS, I

WAS CONCERNED FOR YOU.

[CHEERING]

BUT I THINK SOMETIMES

ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN

WORDS.

*

YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT IT'S

LIKE *

* BABY, YOU DON'T KNOW

WHAT IT'S LIKE *

* TO LOVE SOMEBODY

* TO LOVE SOMEBODY

* THE WAY I LOVE YOU

[APPLAUSE]

[CHEERING]

I GENUINELY MEAN THIS,

YOUR VOICE IS SPECIAL.

AND EVERYTHING IS PERFECT.

YOU DESERVE IT.

I REALLY MEAN THAT.

[APPLAUSE]

[CHEERING]

Gordon: WELL, THERE

IS A GOLDEN BUZZER MOMENT

FOR THE AGES, AND MAYBE

GOLDEN BUZZER IS GOING TO

COME INTO OUR LANGUAGE.

YOU CAN WATCH MICHAEL'S

ENTIRE PERFORMANCE ON

"AMERICA'S GOT TALENT" BY

GOING TO OUR Facebook A

PAGE.

P THAAND THAT IS A WONDERFUL

THING.

Terry: WELL, IN 2013,

A BOY NAMED DAVION ONLY

MADE HEADLINES WHEN HE

STOOD IN FRONT OF A CHURCH

IN ST. PETERSBURG,

FLORIDA, AND PLEADED TO BE

DON'TED.

HADOPTED.

THE VIDEO WENT VIRAL AND

OVER 10,000 PEOPLE

RESPONDED.

Gordon: A DEDICATED

CASE WORKER NAMED CONNIE

GOEN ADOPTED HIM.

AND IT HAS BEEN FIVE

YEARS, AND HE IS MAKING

NEWS AGAIN.

Reporter: WHEN WE

FIRST MET THIS YOUNG MAN,

HE WAS AGING OUT FOSTER

CARE.

HE WAS 15, STANDING IN

FRONT OF A CHURCH,

SEARCHING FOR A FAMILY.

I'LL TAKE ANYONE, HE SAID,

OLD OR YOUNG, DAD OR MOM,

BLACK, WHITE, PURPLE -- I

DON'T CARE.

I JUST WANT SOMEONE TO

LOVE ME NO MATTER WHAT.

Reporter: TODAY HE

SHOWED US HIS FOREVER

HOME.

THREE YEARS AGO, HE WAS.

DNDEE.ADOPTED BY THE GOEN

FAMILY.

DON'T LET THIS SYSTEM

DECIDE WHAT YOU DO IN

LIFE.

Reporter: AND HERE

THEY ARE, GETTING HIM

READY FOR HIS HIGH SCHOOL

GRADUATION.

17 YEARS OF FOSTER

CARE, THAT'S A LOT OF

TRAUMA AND A LOT OF ANGER.

BUT WE TALK, AND WE TALK,

AND WE TALK UNTIL IT IS

DONE.

Reporter: CROSSING

THE STAGE TONIGHT, HE NOT

ONLY GETS HIS HIGH SCHOOL

DIPLOMA, BUT A

SCHOLARSHIP, TOO.

HE'LL STUDY TO BE A CHEF.

AND IN THE SEATS, HE HAS

SOMETHING HE HAS ALWAYS

WANTED: A CHEERING

SECTION THAT WILL NEVER

QUIT.

IT IS HARD TO GET LOVE.

IT IS A FEELING WHERE YOU

KNOW THAT SOMEONE TRULY

CARES ABOU ABOUT YOU.

Gordon: THAT IS A

WONDERFUL THING, TO BE

ADOPTED.

WE ALL NEED THE SENSE THAT

WE BELONG, A HOME THAT IS

FULL OF LOVE AND CARE AND

CONCERN.

AND YAY!

Terry: THIS WAS SUCH

A PICTURE OF HOW BROKEN

THE FOSTER CARE SYSTEM IS,

AND BEING ABLE TO SUPPLY

THAT FOR CHILDREN IN OUR

COUNTRY.

BUT HOW AMAZING IT IS WHEN

A FAMILY STEPS UP AND

SAYS, WE WANT YOU.

COME ON OVER TO OUR TEAM.

AND THE DIFFERENCE IT

MAKES IN THE LIFE OF THE

CHILD IS IMMEASURABLE,

REALLY.

AWESOME.

AWESOME.

Gordon: WELL, DID YOU

KNOW THE EMMOW GE EMOJI WITH GREAT

BIG, HEART EYES.

Terry: THEY JUST MET,

AND THE PICTURES ARE

ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE.

WATCH THIS.

Reporter: IT IS THAT

BABY FACE THAT WE ALL

KNOW, THE GERBER BABY

SINCE 1931, THE COMPANY

WRITING, "BABIES ARE OUR

BUSINESS, OUR ONLY

BUSINESS."

BABY ANN TURNER CLARK WON

THAT CONTEST BACK THEN,

AND SHE IS NOW 91 YEARS

OLD.

WE REPORTED THE BABY WHO

WON THIS YEAR, LUCAS

WARREN FROM GEORGIA, THE

FIRST BABY WITH DOWN

SYNDROME, AND HIS MOTHER

ALWAYS REMEMBERING THE

NURSE AT THE HOSPITAL.

THE NURSE TOLD ME,

TREAT HIM LIKE A NORMAL

CHILD BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT

HE IS.

RAISE HIM LIKE HE IS A

TYPICAL CHILD, AND HE WILL

BLESS YOUR LIFE

TREMENDOUSLY.

Reporter: AND OVER

THE WEEKEND, WE LEARNED OF

A REMARKABLE MOMENT, THEIR

BABY, LUCAS, THE CURRENT

GERBER BABY, MEETING THE

ORIGINAL, ANN TURNER

CLARK.

HIS PARENTS SAY THERE WAS

AN IMMEDIATE BOND.

POSTING THIS VIDEO ON

LINE, WRITING "PRETTY

CUTE," AND WE ALL AGREE.

Gordon: THAT IS A

PHOTO WE'LL ALL REMEMBER.

I WONDER IF HER OLD AGE IS

DUE TO THE EATING THE PUR

PUREED FOOD.

Terry: IRIS, IN

MOSUL, IS CALLING FOR

PRAYER IN THE FACE OF

POSSIBLE ATTACKS.

ISLAMICS ARE ATTACKING

PEOPLE IN THEIR AREA.

LAST SUNDAY HEIDI AND

ROLAND ALERTED FRIENDS OF

THE IMPENDING DANGER, AND

WORD QUICKLY SPREAD ON

SOCIAL MEDIA.

Gordon: THEY BEGAN

MOVING THEIR 250 HARVEST

STUDENTS AND STAFF TO JOE

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH

AFRICA.

SHE AND ROLAND DECIDED TO

STAY PUT.

HI, I'M HEIDI BAKER

HERE IN MOZAMBIQUE.

IT HAS BEEN OUR HOME FOR

THE LAST 24 YEARS.

> WE'RE CALLING FOR

PRAYER.

WE'RE ASKING YOU TO

INTERCEDE FOR THESE

BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE.

THERE HAVE BEEN EXTREMIST

PEOPLE FROM OTHER FAITH

THAT HAVE BEEN BURNING

VILLAGE AFTER VILLAGE.

THEY'VE BEEN RAPING AND

MURDERING PEOPLE.

AND IT'S A VERY, VERY

CHALLENGING TIME.

AND THIS IS NOT OUR TIME

TO RETREAT.

THIS IS OUR TIME TO

ADVANCE.

AND WE NEED YOUR PRAYERS.

WE NEED YOU TO PRAY THAT

ALL OF THE DEMONIC POWERS

BE BROKEN IN THE NAME OF

JESUS.

EVERY MURDEROUS SPIRIT OFF

IN JESUS' NAME.

AND THERE WOULD BE GREAT

PROTECTION OVER EVERY ONE

OF THESE VILLAGES, THESE

BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL

PEOPLE THAT ARE FOLLOWING

JESUS.

OVER A MILLION OF THEM

HAVE COME TO KNOW HIM AS

THEIR SAVIOR.

AND MANY ON THE WAY.

WE NEED YOU TO PRAY RIGHT

NOW.

Gordon: WELL, LET'S

DO THAT RIGHT NOW.

LET'S JUST PAUSE AND PRAY,

AND PRAY FOR PROTECTION

THERE IN MOZAMBIQUE.

LORD, WE JUST JOIN IN

HEIDI'S CALL, AND CALL TO

YOU, BECAUSE YOU ARE THE

PRINCE OF PEACE.

SO WE JUST ASK FOR PEACE

FOR MOZAMBIQUE.

MOZAMBIQUE.

WE ASK FOR PEACE FOR THOSE

WHO ARE ATTACKING THESE

DEFENSELESS VILLAGERS.

LORD, LET THEM SEE THE

ERROR OF THEIR WAY.

LET THEIR EYES BE OPEN

THAT THEY MAY UNDERSTAND.

NOW, LORD, LET THE HEDGE

OF PROTECTION BE STRONG.

PROTECT YOUR PEOPLE THERE,

FOR WE ASK IT IN JESUS'

NAME.

AMEN.

AND AMEN.

> WE'LL HAVE UPDATES ON

HEIDI'S SITUATION ON OUR

Facebook PAGE, AND ALSO

ON cbnnews.com.

Terry: WELL, WITH THE

PASSING OF BILLY GRAHAM

EARLIER THIS YEAR, SOME

WONDERED WHETHER CRUSADE

EVANGELISM MIGHT BE A

THING OF THE PAST.

"HARVEST AMERICA," A

ONE-NIGHT EVENT IN TEXAS,

PROVED IT IS ALIVE AND

WELL.

Gordon: JOHN JESSUP

HAS MORE ABOUT A MOVEMENT

TO INSPIR INS HOPE INSPIRE HOPE AND

REVIVAL.

SONG AND PRAISE FILLED

THE STAGE, AS PEOPLE

ROCKED TO CHRISTIAN

ARTISTS, AND PEOPLE RAISED

THEIR HANDS AND VOICES IN

WORSHIP.

THIS IS ALL THE VISION OF

GREG LAURIE, PASTOR AND

FOUNDER OF "HARVEST

FELLOWSHIP."

I WOULD PRAY FOR MY

CHRISTIAN FRIENDS THAT

COME, THAT THEY WOULD GO

OUT WITH A SENSE OF

REVIVAL IN THEIR LIFE.

Reporter: THE FREE

EVENT ALSO STREAMED LIVE

OVER THE INTERNET TO

THOUSANDS OF CHURCHES AND

HOMES.

IT FEATURED DIFFERENT

SPEAKERS AND MINISTERS,

AND IT PAID TRIBUTE TO

BILLY GRAHAM.

PROCLAMATION

EVANGELISM, AS I LIKE TO

CALL IT, NEEDS TO MOVE

FORWARD.

Reporter: IN TURN,

LAURIE TEAMS WITH LOCAL

CHURCHES AND CHRISTIAN

LEADERS, LIKE THIS GROUP

OF 40 TO 50 MILLENNIALS.

HE MET WITH THEM BEFORE

THE EVENT ABOUT THEY'RE

SHARING THE GOSPEL.

AND REGE RECENTLY

ABANDONED A DRUG ADDICTION

AND DEDICATED HER LIFE TO

CHRIST.

BEING SAVED, IT DOESN'T

MATTER WHERE YOU START

FROM.

WE'RE ALL TAKEN CARE OF IN

THE LOVE OF GOD.

LAST YEAR I HELPED AS A

FOLLOWUP COUNSELLOR.

MY SON ACTUALLY CAME TO

FAITH LAST YEAR AT THE

"HARVEST AMERICA" CRUSADE.

Reporter: FOR THE

ORGANIZERS AND

PARTICIPANTS OF THIS

EVENT, THEY'RE HOPING

"HARVEST AMERICA" PROVIDES

A MODEL FOR UNITY,

SOMETHING THEY CAN TAKE TO

THE REST OF THE COUNTRY.

JOHN JESSUP, CBN NEWS,

REPORTING IN ARLINGTON,

TEXAS.

Gordon: WELL, THE

NIGHT WAS A HUGE SUCCESS.

35,000 PEOPLE ATTENDED,

AND OVER 100,000 WATCHED

THE LIVE-STREAMED EVENT.

Terry: OVER 2,003

CAME TO THE INVITATION TO

ACCEPT CHRIST, AND MORE

WERE REPORTED FROM ONLINE

VIEWERS.

SO GOD SHOWED UP, THE HOLY

SPIRIT BREENDL BREATHED ON IT, AND

LIVES WERE CHANGED FOR ALL

ETERNITY.

Gordon: THE GOSPEL IS

THE POWER OF GOD.

IT IS THE PROCLAMATION OF

THE GOOD NEWS.

IT SETS PEOPLE FREE.

> COMING UP, SEE HOW A

DOG NAMED BUZZ TAUGHT THIS

MAN A VALUABLE LESSON

ABOUT FOLLOWING GOT.

THAT'S UP NEXT.

Terry: HOW DO WE

FOLLOW JESUS WHEN WE CAN'T

SEE HIM?

PASTOR KEN GRAVES OF

CALVARY CHAPEL USES HIS

DOG, BUZZ, TO TEACH US THE

SIMPLE, YET PROFOUND

TRUTH.

IN MATTHEW 4, WE HAVE

THE RECORD OF JESUS CHRIST

CALLING PETER.

AND HIS INVITATION TO THEM

WAS, FOLLOW ME, AND I WILL

MAKE YOU...THE REST OF THE

SENTENCE IS, "I'LL MAKE

YOU FISHERS OF MEN."

BUT THE FOCUS OF THE CALL

FROM CHRIST WAS TO FOLLOW

HIM AND LET HIM DO THE

MAKING.

INTERESTINGLY, THAT WAS AN

EXPRESSION AMONG THE JEWS

THAT YOU WOULD LEARN.

YOU GO WHERE HE GOES, AND

YOU WATCH, AND YOU LEARN.

HAVE THIS DOG BUZZ, AND

HE'S A GREAT DOG.

AND HE HAS SO COMMITTED TO

FOLLOWING.

HE IS SO COMMITTED, THAT

WHERE I GO, HE WILL GO.

THAT IT IS HARD TO SHAKE

HIM.

IT DOESN'T MATTER EVEN IF

I CLIMB A LADDER OR DO

SOMETHING ELSE,THAT

SOMEONE WITH AN OPPOSING

GRIP CAN DO, THAT DOG WILL

FIND A WAY TO DO IT

BECAUSE HE BELIEVES IT IS

HIS PLACE.

THAT'S SO WITH US.

OUR PLACE IS FOLLOWING OUR

MASTER.

HE IS NOT PHYSICALLY WITH

US.

WE DON'T HAVE HIS BODY TO

LOOK AT OR HIS FEET TO SEE

AND TO STEP WHERE HE

STEPS.

BUT FOR YOU AND ME, WE

FIND HIM AND WE LOOK UPON

HIM AS HE IS REVEALED IN

THE SCRIPTURE.

WE HAVE HIS MIND.

WE HAVE HIS HEART.

GOD HAS SHOWED US ALL WHAT

HE IS LIKE.

GOD HAS TESTED HUMANITY

DOWN THROUGH THE AGES, AS

DELIVERED, WRITTEN TEXT,

REVEALING WHO HE IS AND

HOW HE IS.

AND IT IS OUR DUTY TO KNOW

HIM IN ORDER TO FOLLOW,

AND TO FOLLOW IN ORDER

THAT HE COULD MAKE US WHAT

HE WANTS US TO BE.

Terry: BOY, THAT'S

SOMETHING TO CONTEMPLATE

AND THINK ABOUT, ISN'T IT?

WE FOLLOW AND THEN HE

MAKES US WHAT HE INTENDED

FOR US TO BE.

SO THE FIRST DECISION

COMES ON OUR END.

WILL YOU FOLLOW JESUS?

I THINK OF THAT SONG, I

HAVE DECIDED TO FOLLOW

JESUS, NO TURNING BACK, NO

TURNING BACK.

WE NEED TO BE LIKE BUZZ.

UP THE LADDER, OVER THE

RIDGE --

Gordon: AND THE OTHER

PART OF THAT, GOD WON'T

SEND US INTO ANY PLACE

THAT HE HASN'T ALREADY

GONE AHEAD OF US.

WHEN HE CALLED HIS

DISCIPLES IN GALILEE, HE

HAD ALREADY GONE AHEAD.

WHEN HE CALLS US TO TAKE

UP OUR CROSS AND FOLLOW

HIM, HE HAS ALREADY GONE

AHEAD.

HE HAS ALREADY DONE THESE

THINGS.

HE HAS ALREADY BEEN

THROUGH IT.

SO HE KNOWS HE CAN SEE US

THROUGH.

AND IT IS THROUGH THAT

FOLLOWING THAT WE GET

REMADE.

SO OFTEN WE THINK, WELL,

WE'VE GOT TO CLEAN

OURSELVES UP, OR WE HAVE

TO DO MORE FOR JESUS, OR

WE HAVE TO GET PERFECT, OR

SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

NO.

IT'S IN FOLLOWING HIM THAT

THE TRANSFORMATION

HAPPENS.

AND IT'S VERY SIMPLE.

JUST MODEL WHAT HE DID,

HOW HE SPOKE, HOW HE

REACTED.

GET HIS MIND, AND

EVERYTHING ELSE WILL

FOLLOW.

Terry: WELL, UP NEXT,

A FORMER PROFESSIONAL

BALLERINA DEVELOPS STRANGE

SYMPTOMS.

I COULDN'T SEE -- I

MEAN, I SAW SPOTS, AND I

WAS REALLY DIZZY, BUT

MOSTLY I WAS CHAIR-BOUND.

Terry: SEE WHAT GOT

THIS DANCER ON HER FEET.

Gordon: DONNA

MARTELLI LIVED TO DANCE,

FOR YEARS ON STAGE AS A

PROFESSIONAL BALLERINA,

AND LATER IN LIFE AS A

BALLET TEACHER.

SO WHEN SHE DEVELOPED

SYMPTOMS THAT DOCTORS

COULDN'T DIAGNOSE, SHE WAS

CONFINED TO A CHAIR.

AND THEN TWO AND A HALF

YEARS LATER, DONNA HEARD A

VOICE TELLING HER, YOU'RE

HEALED.

Reporter: DONNA

MARTELLI HAS DEDICATED HER

ENTIRE LIFE TO PERFECTING

THE ART OF DANCE.

SHE PERFORMED AROUND THE

WORLD UNTIL RETIRING FROM

THE STAGE AT AGE 33.

THEN IN 1988, SHE FELT

GOD'S CALLING TO START A

DANCE PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN

AND ADULTS CALLED

"BEAUTIFUL FEET."

I STARTED THE PROGRAM

THAT THE LORD GAVE ME, AND

TRAINED INSTRUCTORS.

Reporter: AS WITH HER

BALLET CAREER, SHE GAVE IT

EVERYTHING SHE HAD.

I WAS CHOREOGRAPHING

CLASSES AND PUTTING IT ALL

TOGETHER, AND I KEPT GOING

AND GOING AND GOING.

Reporter: THE MORE

SHE POURED HERSELF INTO

HER STUDENTS, THE MORE

FRUSTRATED SHE BECAME THEY

DIDN'T TAKE IT AS

SERIOUSLY AS SHE THOUGHT

THEY SHOULD.

I WAS ALWAYS STRESSING

ABOUT IT.

I LET IT AFFECT MY

PERSONALLY.

Reporter: FOR PAUL,

DONNA'S HUSBAND OF NEARLY

40 YEARS, IT WAS NOTHING

UNUSUAL.

LIKE MOST WORKOHOLICS,

THEY SEEM TO HAVE A

DIFFICULT TIME

UNDERSTANDING PEOPLE THAT

AREN'T.

Reporter: THEN IN

2015, AFTER 27 YEARS OF

RUNNING THE PROGRAM, DONNA

STARTED SLOWING DOWN.

PAUL THOUGHT IT WAS JUST

SIGNS OF AGE.

SOMETIMES I WOULD

CAUTION HER ABOUT, YOU'RE

GOING TO MAKE YOURSELF

SICK.

Reporter: EVEN DONNA

THOUGHT SHE HEARD GOD TELL

HER TO STOP DURING HER

PRAYER TIME, BUT SHE KEPT

GOING.

ONE DAY IN CLASS I WAS

LEANING OVER, TEACHING,

AND ALL OF A SUDDEN I

COULDN'T SEE -- I MEAN, I

SAW SPOTS.

AND I WAS REALLY DIZZY.

I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO

FAINTD.

FAINT.

AND I DON'T HAVE ANY

BALANCE, AND I'M PRAYING

THAT MY STUDENTS WOULDN'T

NOTICE.

Reporter: OVER THE

NEXT FEW DAYS, HER HEART

RATE BECAME ELEVATED, AND

SHE DEVELOPED INSOMNIA AND

A HOST OF OTHER SYMPTOMS.

I STARTED ITCHING ALL

OVER, DIZ NE DIZZINESS AND

CONGESTION, AND MY EYES

WERE BLURRY, MY VISION WAS

AFFECTED.

Reporter: THE

SYMPTOMS WENT ON FOR

MONTHS UNTIL EVENTUALLY

SHE HAD TO GIVE HER

CLASSES TO OTHER

INSTRUCTORS.

MEANWHILE, DOCTORS COULD

FIND NOTHING WRONG.

I WAS CONFUSED,

DISTRESSED, DEPRESSED.

I'D TAKEN HER TO THE

DOCTORS LEFT AND RIGHT,

APPOINTMENT AFTER

APPOINTMENT.

I'M BEGINNING TO WONDER,

LORD, WHAT'S GOING ON

HERE?

IS SHE GOING TO DIE?

Reporter: THE COUPLE

ASKED FRIENDS FROM CHURCH

TO PRAY WITH THEM FOR

HEALING.

I KNOW PEOPLE WERE

PRAYING FOR ME.

AND THEY WERE ROARING FOR

ME.

AND SOMETIMES I WOULD FEEL

IT, YOU KNOW, AND I GET A

LITTLE REMISSION.

BUT MOSTLY I WAS

CHAIR-BOUND.

Reporter: A YEAR

AFTER THE SYMPTOMS BEGAN,

DONNA SAW INTEGRATED NURSE

PRACTITIONER ROBIN ELDIN,

WHO FOUND THAT DONNA HAD

ABNORMALLY HIGH LEVELS OF

CORTISOL, THE STRESS

HORMONE.

THAT HEIGHTENS RESPONSE

FOR A LONG TIME, AND THEN

THERE ARE DIFFERENT STAGES

EVEN WORSE THAN THE ONES

SHE WAS IN, AND THEY

REALLY START TO GO DOWN

AND YOU CAN HAVE A

CRASHING.

Reporter: DONNA WAS

SENT HOME WITH SUPPLEMENTS

AND TOLD TO REST.

BUT MOST DAYS SHE COULDN'T

EVEN LEAVE THE HOUSE.

I HAD FATIGUE, LIKE IT

WORE ME OUT TO GO UPSTAIRS

TO GO TO THE BATHROOM.

AND I'M SAYING, LORD, HOW

CAN I SERVE YOU FROM MY

CHAIR?

Reporter: HAVING

SUFFERED FOR TWO AND A

HALF YEARS, DONNA WONDERED

IF SHE WOULD EVER FIND AN

ANSWER.

THEN ON AUGUST 28, 2017,

SHE MUSTERED UP THE ENERGY

TO GO TO CHURCH WITH PAUL.

THERE WAS PRAISE AND

WORSHIP.

THEY'RE SINGING AND I'M

PRAYING.

AND I SAID, LORD, PLEASE

TAKE MY PAIN, PLEASE TAKE

MY BODY ACHES.

AND VERY, VERY CLEARLY I

HEARD, AND IT WAS THE

LORD.

I HEARD, DROP IT.

I'VE GOT THIS.

I'VE HEARD ABOUT THIS.

I'VE GOT IT.

YOU'RE HEALED.

THE SCRIPTURE, "CAST ALL

YOUR CARES" CAME RIGHT TO

MY MIND.

I SAID, OKAY, LORD, I'M

GOING TO DROP IT.

IT'S YOURS.

Reporter: WITHIN

HOURS HER SYMPTOMS BEGAN

TO SUBSIDE.

FIRST IT WAS THE

ALLERGY SYMPTOMS, AND THEN

THE VISION, AND THE

DIZZINESS, THE SEEING

SPOTS, AND THEN THE ACHES

AND PAINS.

24 HOURS LATER, I WAS

HEALED TOTALLY.

I HAD MY OLD ENERGY BACK.

SHE WAS VERY POSITIVE

THE LAST TIME I SPOKE WITH

HER.

AND ALMOST ALL OF HER

SYMPTOMS HAD BEEN RESOLVED

AND SHE WAS DOING MUCH,

MUCH BETTER.

Reporter: AFTER A FEW

DAYS, DONNA WENT BACK TO

TEACHING A FULL LOAD OF

CLASSES.

NOW SHE MAKES SURE TO REST

PHYSICALLY, BUT ALSO TO

GIVE GOD CONTROL OF HER

LIFE.

BEFORE I WOULD SAY,

WELL, I DID THIS AND I DID

THAT.

BUT NOW I SAY, THE LORD

DID THIS THROUGH ME.

THE LORD GAVE ME THIS

PROGRAM.

THE LORD CREATES MY

CLASSES BECAUSE HE DOES.

WHAT I LEARNED FROM

THIS, AND I THINK WHAT

DONNA HAS, TOO, IS WE NEED

TO GIVE EVERYTHING OVER,

THE MUNDANE AS WELL AS THE

BIG.

I KNOW THAT HE IS VERY

PRESENT ALWAYS.

AND HE IS WORKING THROUGH

ME.

IT'S ALL HIS WORK.

IT IS NOT MINE.

Gordon:

STRESS-RELATED ILLNESSES

ARE RAMPANT IN OUR CULTURE

TODAY.

AND MEDICINE IS NOW

TELLING US THAT IT LEADS

TO HEART TROUBLE.

IT CAN LEAD TO ARTHRITIS.

IT CAN LEAD TO

INFLAMMATION.

IT CAN LEAD TO A WHOLE

HOST OF THINGS.

BUT HERE IS WHAT THE BIBLE

SAYS: "CAST YOUR CARE

UPON THE LORD, FOR HE

CARES FOR YOU."

DON'T THINK THAT IT HAS TO

BE A MOMENT OF DISASTER.

THINK OF IT ON EVERY

SINGLE WAKING MOMENT, THAT

HE IS WATCHING OVER.

HE IS COUNTING EVERY HAIR

ON YOUR HEAD.

HE KNOWS EVERYTHING ABOUT

YOU.

AND HE CARES DEEPLY FOR

YOU.

AND ALL HE IS WAITING FOR

IS FOR YOU TO DROP IT.

FOR YOU TO GIVE IT OVER TO

HIM.

TO SAY, I CAN'T DO THIS

BUT I KNOW YOU CAN.

WILL YOU HELP ME NOW?

AND IN THE LITTLE THINGS

OF LIFE AND THE BIG THINGS

IN LIFE, HE WANTS TO BE

THERE.

TERRY AND I ARE GOING TO

PRAY FOR YOU.

IN AN ACT OF FAITH, LAY

YOUR HAND ON THAT AREA OF

THE BODY THAT NEEDS

HEALING.

IF IT IS THROUGHOUT YOUR

BODY, LAY YOUR HAND ON

YOUR HEAD.

AND PARTICULARLY THOSE WHO

ARE CARING STRESS, CARING

ALL OF THE CARES OF THIS

WORLD, LET'S PRAY FOR YOU,

THAT GOD WOULD COME TO YOU

RIGHT NOW AND BRING YOU

COMFORT.

LET'S PRAY.

LORD, WE LIFT THE NEEDS OF

THE AUDIENCE TO YOU, AND

AS PEOPLE ARE LAYING HANDS

ON THAT AREA OF THE BODY

THAT NEEDS HEALING, WE

COME INTO AGREEMENT.

WE SAY OVER THEM, BE

HEALED NOW IN JESUS' NAME.

AND FOR THOSE WHO ARE

CARRYING WORRY, ANXIETY,

STRESS, ALL OF THE

PROBLEMS OF THIS WORLD, WE

JUST SPEAK GRACE AND PEACE

OVER THEM NOW.

AND WE ASK THAT YOU CARRY

AWAY ALL OF THIS ANXIETY,

ALL THE STRESS, EVERYTHING

RELATED TO IT.

LET THEM HAVE PEACEFUL

SLEEP.

LET THAT HAVE JOY IN THE

MORNING.

LET THA THEM HAVE JOY

THROUGHOUT THE DAY.

BE WITH THEM, LORD.

TERRY?

Terry: THERE IS

SOMEBODY, ALL OF YOUR

STRESS COMES TO YOU IN

YOUR SHOULDERS AND YOUR

NECK.

AND IT IS SO BAD RIGHT

NOW, YOU CAN'T EVEN TURN

YOYOUR HEAD FREELY FROM SIDE

TO SIDE.

JESUS IS FREEING YOU FROM

THAT NOW, AND HE IS ALSO

TEACHING YOU TO LIVE

DIFFERENTLY WITH REGARDS

TO YOUR STRESS.

LET GO AND RECEIVE HIS

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