John and Rebecca had the world on a string with any luxury they wanted. Then the business turned upside down and all they had was overwhelming debt. Watch their journey from top to bottom and back again.
- [Reporter] In 2004,John and Becky Marshall
started what became a successful
multi-million dollartelecommunications business.
For many years, theyenjoyed a large salary
and the lifestyle that came with it.
- I could've had anything I wanted,
motor homes, boats,excessive trips, you name it.
When you have everything that you want,
you tend to want more for some reason.
- [Reporter] But in 2010,
they lost some of their largest clients.
As a result, the couple wasforced to close their business
and sell many of their possessions.
And all they were left with
was an overwhelming amount of debt.
- I remember sitting at thekitchen table with my friends
and the doorbell rings andit's the sheriff's department
serving my husband with papers.
It's just the constant defeat,
the humiliation thatyou receive as a person
when you have a large amount of debt.
- [Reporter] Medical bills
and other expenses continued to mount.
Eventually, the Marshalls hadto go on government assistance
to buy food.
- It's depressing.
You feel like you'velost not only control,
but the ability to provide.
- That's really hard though
when you're going through horrible times
and you don't know howyou're gonna feed your kids.
- [Reporter] To make ends meet,
John began working out of town
and taking subcontracting jobs.
Meanwhile, Becky started reading her Bible
and watched The 700 Club for comfort.
One day, Becky saw something
that changed her family's lives.
- [Becky] Terry was praying.
- There's somebody else,
you are in a deep, problematicfinancial situation.
You're going to see the handof God move on your behalf.
- I'm like that's, that's me.
- [Reporter] Soon, Johnstarted watching with Becky,
and together, they rededicated their lives
and their money to God.
In 2013, they startedtithing to their church
and giving to CBN.
- Well, it starts as a gentle nudge,
and then you start to get it.
- We made a commitment to each other
that, no matter what, wewould begin to give the 10%
of whatever we had at that point.
- [Reporter] In addition to giving,
the couple started cutting their expenses,
paying off debt, andtrusting God to provide.
- It didn't matter ifwe were giving pennies
or if we were givinga large dollar amount,
the Lord was continually providing for us.
- [Reporter] Within ayear of giving to CBN,
John was able to stop traveling for work.
He opened a new business andit was an immediate success.
And within nine months, helanded a prime contract.
- Every single week, we've had the money
to pay our employees, we'vehad the money to grow.
It's always worked out.
- [Reporter] Within two years
after the Marshalls opened their business,
their customer base tripled.
Along with it, they've been able
to triple their giving to CBN.
They say they owe all theirsuccess to giving to God first.
- We have been faithful to our church here
and to CBN ministries with our money.
And because of that faithfulness,
God's given us more andwe've been able to give more.
If you have any doubt in your mind,
any doubt to trust God with$1, 10 cents, $20, do it.
He will see you throughthe most difficult time
and He will bless you.