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700 Club Canada: Dec. 31, 2013

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HELLO, I'M BRIAN WARREN.

AND I'M LAURA LYNN TYLER

THOMPSON. WELCOME TO THE

SHOW.

LET ME THE FIRST ONE TO SAY

HAPPY NEW YEAR.

HAPPY NEW YEAR.

SEE, I WANTED TO EVEN

BEAT LAURA LYNN BECAUSE I

KNEW IF I DIDN'T GET IT OUT FIRT

SHE WAS JUST GOING TO GO RIGHT

OVER THE TOP OF THAT.

BUT WE SAID IT TOGETHER,

ACTUALLY.

YEAH WE DID.

WE WERE IN UNISON,

BROTHER.

WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT

YOUR REFLECTIONS ON 2013,

WHAT ARE YOUR FONDEST

MEMORIES AND WHAT SHOCKED

YOU, AND WHAT EXCITED YOU?

2013 WAS REALLY A DIFFICULT

YEAR AND I KEPT HEARING FROM

SO MANY OUT THERE THAT IT'S

BEEN A ROUGH YEAR. I DON'T

KNOW IF YOU'VE HEARD THAT

BRIAN? BUT I CAN ALSO TELL

YOU IT'S BEEN A YEAR FULL OF

INCREDIBLE CONNECTION WITH

MY LORD AND MY SAVOIR.

IT'S BEEN A YEAR WHERE GOD

BROUGHT ME THROUGH SOME

TOUGH THINGS AND HAS

SUSTAINED ME, AND GUIDED

ME A DEEPER RELATIONSHIP

WITH HIM. I'M LOOKING

FORWARD TO 2014 BECAUSE IT

IS GOING TO BE AWESOME.

YOU KNOW, I HAD A

WONDERFUL 2013. THIS WAS

A ROBUST YEAR. I MEAN I WAS

TRAVELING FROM INDIA, ISRAEL,

ACROSS THE WORLD.

EVERYWHERE.

AND EVERYWHERE ELSE

ACROSS CANADA.

SASKATOON.

SASKATOON AS WELL.

EVEN SASKATOON, YEAH.

AND, YOU KNOW, GOD WAS

DOING SOME INTERESTING

THINGS AND I FOUND THERE WAS

AN ANTICIPATION AND AN

EXPECTATION IN 2013 THAT GOD

IS UP TO GOD STUFF ACROSS THE

COUNTRY AND WE SAW SOME

PRETTY NEAT THINGS TOO THAT

TAKE PLACE. BUT I ALSO FEEL

THAT EVEN THE BIBLE AS I SAID,

AS DANIEL, AS HE SAID IN THE

LAST DAYS THE ENEMY WILL TRY

TO CHANGE THE TIME AND THE

SEASONS AND HE'LL TRY TO WEAR

OUT THE SAINTS.

WEAR US OUT.

AND SO I SAW A LOT OF SAINTS

THAT WE'RE KIND OF TIRED AND

JUST NEEDED JUST A LITTLE BIT OF

ENCOURAGEMENT AND I BELIEVE

EVEN GOING INTO 2014 I HEAR

THE LORD SAYING, DON'T QUIT

IN THE PUT BECAUSE YOU'RE

COMING OUT OF THE PIT. I DON'T

CASE WHAT PUT YOU IN THE PIT,

YOU'RE COMING OUT. IT MIGHT

HAVE BEEN A RUBIN THAT PUT

YOU THERE BUT IT'S GOING TO BE

A JUDAH THAT'S GOING TO BRING

YOU OUT OF THE PIT IN 2014.

I BELIEVE THAT. I ACCEPT

THAT. I RECEIVE THAT BRIAN.

THAT THIS IS GOING TO BE A

GOOD YEAR. WHATEVER'S

HAPPENED, WHAT DID I HEAR

YOU SAY? DON'T QUIT IN?

DON'T QUIT IN THE PIT.

THAT WAS ANOTHER

BRIANISIM. I LIKE IT.

AND IT TAKES TEAM WORK TO

MAKE THE DREAM WORK AND

WELL IT DOES, YOU NOW.

YES, I LOVE HIS SAYINGS. I

USE THEM NOW ALL OVER THE

COUNTRY. I TAKE THEM AS MY

OWN.

BUT YOU KNOW THAT'S MY

AFRICAN SISTER THOUGH

BECAUSE SHE JUST LOVES TO

PREACH AND THAT VERNACULAR.

YOU KNOW WE'VE GOT A

POWERFUL SHOW TODAY WITH

SOME OF OUR FAVORITE STORIES

FROM PAST EPISODES OF THE

700 CLUB CANADA.

AND IF YOU'RE WONDERING

IF GOD REALLY SPEAKS, WHAT

YOU'RE ABOUT TO SEE ARE FOUR

STORIES OF LIVES THAT WERE ALL

CHANGED AFTER HEARING THE

AUDIBLE VOICE OF GOD.

FOR KIP FELP AND ALSO

THOMAS VARGAS, IT PROBABLY

SAVED THEIR LIVES. THEIR

STORIES AND MORE. BUT FIRST,

GOD ACCUSES GARY AND EVELYN

SHERMAN OF STEALING.

GARY AND EVELYN SHERMAN

OF POUGHKEEPSIE, NEW YORK

LOVE TO EXPLORE THE BEAUTY OF

THE HUDSON RIVER VALLEY.

FINANCIALLY THINGS HAVE NEVER

BEEN BETTER, BUT SOME TIME

AGO THEY FACED A MOUNTAIN OF

CREDIT CARD DEBT.

THERE'S A PHRASE THAT

SAYS, 'ROBBING PETER TO PAY

PAUL,' I WAS ROBBING PETER, HIS

FIRST, SECOND AND THIRD

COUSINS.

THEIR FINANCIAL PROBLEMS

STARTED AFTER THEY BOUGHT A

NEW HOME, ALL THE

FURNISHINGS, AND A NEW CAR,

ALL ON CREDIT.

SO NOW MONEY WAS VERY

TIGHT AND SO NOW TITHING,

WHILE I UNDERSTOOD IT, I JUST

DIDN'T KNOW HOW I COULD

AFFORD IT.

WHEN YOU ARE LIVING LIKE

THAT YOU ARE IN BONDAGE.

SOON THEY STARTED USING

CREDIT CARDS TO PAY FOR OTHER

EXPENSES. THEN, GARY HAD A

JOB CHANGE AND HIS SALARY

DROPPED BY $12,000.

IT WAS THIS PANIC OF HOW

ARE WE EVER GOING TO MAKE

THIS HAPPEN?

>. EVELYN TOOK A JOB DRIVING A

SCHOOL BUS, WHILE GARY

JUGGLED SOMETIMES UP TO

THREE JOBS AT A TIME.

I FELT VERY OVERWHELMED,

SOMETIMES RESENTFUL,

EXHAUSTED. I FINALLY GOT TO

THAT POINT WHERE I EXPRESSED

HOW DESPERATE I WAS FOR US

TO HAVE CHANGE.

GARY SAYS HE WAS WEARY

TOO. FOR 14 YEARS HE HAD

POURED OVER HIS FINANCES

LOOKING FOR A WAY OUT. BY

NOW, THEY WERE 50, 000

DOLLARS IN DEBT.

BECAUSE THINGS ARE

BAD. YOU'RE LIVING HAND TO

MOUTH. YOU'RE NOT MAKING

YOUR BILLS. YOU'RE PUSHING

OUT TWO TO THREE MONTHS ON

A CLIP ON BILLS. YOU'RE LETTING

IT RUN TO THE LAST MINUTE.

AND YOU CAN'T DO THINGS

WITH YOUR KIDS. IT KIND OF

MAKES YOU FEEL LIKE YOU ARE

NOT PROVIDING.

THEN ONE NIGHT AS GARY

TACKLED THE BILLS, THE ANSWER

FINALLY CAME.

I JUST HEAR THIS VOICE AND

IT'S THE VOICE OF GOD, I KNOW

IT, AND IT SAYS, 'YOU ARE

ROBBING ME.' I SAID, 'I DON'T

HAVE IT. YOU CAN'T SQUEEZE

BLOOD OUT OF A ROCK, SO WHERE

DO YOU WANT IT FROM?' HE

SAYS, 'TRUST ME.' AND I SAY,

'OKAY GOD, OKAY, OKAY, OKAY. I

HEAR YOU LOUD AND CLEAR. ALL

RIGHT, I WILL DO IT.

SO THE FIRST CHECK GARY

WROTE THAT DAY WAS A TITHE TO

HIS CHURCH. AND EVERY WEEK

FROM THAT POINT ON I DID IT,

I WROTE THAT CHECK OUT, IT WAS

PAINFUL.

THE SHERMANS ALSO SOLD

THEIR NEW CAR AND BOUGHT A

LESS EXPENSIVE ONE. NOW

WITHOUT A CAR LOAN THEY

USED THAT MONEY TO PAY

DOWN THEIR OTHER DEBTS.

I'M ACTUALLY PAYING DOWN

THE PRINCIPLE AND WATCHING

DIFFERENT DEBTS, ONE BY ONE,

GO AWAY.

DURING THIS TIME, GARY GOT

SEVERAL PROMOTIONS AND

RAISES.

IT WAS REALLY WORKING. THIS

IS WHAT I CALL GODLY FINANCIAL

ENGINEERING.

WHEN YOU ASK THE

SHERMANS HOW LIFE IS

DIFFERENT NOW, THEIR ANSWER

IS THE SAME.

I COULD BREATHE, IT'S LIKE

HAVING MY LIFE BACK.

TODAY, THE SHERMAN'S ARE

STILL EXPLORING THE HUDSON

RIVER VALLEY. GARY'S AN

EXECUTIVE IN

TELECOMMUNICATIONS WITH A

SIX-FIGURE SALARY. THAT'S

DOUBLE WHAT HE MADE IN

FORMER YEARS. HE'S ALSO THE

PASTOR OF A SMALL CHURCH.

NOT ONLY CAN I MEET THE

NEEDS OF MY FAMILY, MEET

SOME NEEDS IN THE CHURCH,

BUT WHERE I SEE A NEED INTO

PEOPLE AND THAT AMAZES ME.

IT AMAZES ME.

COMING UP NEXT ON THE

700 CLUB CANADA.

I WAS 12 YEARS OLD WHEN

I STARTED USING DRUGS. A YEAR

LATER I WAS DEALING THEM. BY

AGE 17 I WAS SUPPLYING

DEALERS. IN THE EYES OF MY

PEERS I HAD EVERYTHING GOING

FOR ME BUT I WAS EMPTY

INSIDE.

TOO OFTEN WE CARRY

BAGGAGE FROM OUR PAST. YOU

KNOW WHAT IT'S LIKE. IT AFFECTS

EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE IN

OUR LIVES. IT'S ALWAYS THERE

WEIGHING US DOWN AND

KEEPING US FROM ACHIEVING

TRUE HAPPINESS. BUT DO YOU

KNOW GOD NEVER MEANT FOR

US TO BE TRAPPED IN THE PAST?

YOU CAN BE FREE OF YOUR

BAGGAGE. LEARN HOW GOD'S

FORGIVENESS LEADS TO CHANGED

LIVES AND NEW BEGINNINGS.

CALL THE 700 CLUB.

THERE I WAS LYING IN THE

MIDDLE OF THE DIRT ROAD

COVERED WITH BLOOD. LEFT

THERE BY MY FRIENDS, LEFT

TO DIE. THE MIRAGE OF

HUMAN STRENGTH LEFT ME THAT

NIGHT AND SO I DID THE ONLY

THING I COULD THINK OF DOING.

I SANG A CHRISTMAS CAROL.

I WAS 12 YEARS OLD WHEN I

STARTED USING DRUGS. A YEAR

LATER I WAS DEALING THEM. BY

AGE 17 I WAS SUPPLYING

DEALERS. IN THE EYES OF MY

PEERS I HAD EVERYTHING GOING

FOR ME. BUT I WAS EMPTY

INSIDE. HALLOWEEN NIGHT I

DRESSED UP AS A CAVEMAN. I

WENT TO A PARTY, BROUGHT A

LARGE QUANTITY OF DRUGS WITH

ME. BUT INSTEAD OF GIVING OUT

THOSE DRUGS LIKE I HAD

PLANNED ON DOING, I TOOK

THEM ALL MYSELF. I CAN'T

FULLY EXPLAIN WHAT HAPPENED

TO ME THAT NIGHT. I DON'T

KNOW IF I EXPERIENCED

SOME STRANGE HALLUCINATION

OR IF IT WAS ALL REAL. ALL I KNW

IS SOME RANDOM GUY SAT

DOWN BESIDE ME, TOLD ME

THAT I HAD DIED. I BELIEVED

HIM. I WON'T GO INTO DETAILS

OF WHAT I EXPERIENCED THAT

NIGHT. ALL I CAN SAY IS THAT

IT WAS THE MOST TERRIFYING

EXPERIENCE I'D EVER HAD. I

FELT SO LOST, SO HELPLESS,

SO UNPREPARED WITHOUT

ANYONE TELLING ME WHAT

TO DO I BEGAN TO CRY AND

ASKED GOD TO FORGIVE ME.

I'M NOT SURE HOW MUCH TIME

PASSED BY BUT EVENTUALLY

SOME PEOPLE GRABBED A HOLD

OF ME. THEY GOT A HOLD OF MY

KEYS AND THEY HELD ME DOWN

ON THE BACK OF MY PICK UP

TRUCK AND THEY STARTED

SPEEDING AWAY. I DIDN'T

KNOW WHAT WAS GOING ON AND

SO I GOT FREE FROM THE GUYS

THAT WERE HOLDING ME DOWN

AND THEN I JUMPED HEAD

FIRST OVER THE SIDE OF MY

TRUCK. LANDED IN THE GRAVEL

ROAD AND SLID DOWN THE ROAD

ON MY BARE SKIN. THERE'S

NOT A LOT THAT I REMEMBER OF

THAT NIGHT BUT I REMEMBER

MY FRIENDS STOPPING FOR JUST

A MOMENT AND HEARING THEM

SAY, FORGET HIM, LET'S GO. AS

I WAS LAYING THERE HELPLESS

AND TERRIFIED I BEGAN TO SEE

A WAY IN A MANGER. AND SO

I WAS THERE, HALLOWEEN NIGHT

SINGING A CHRISTMAS CAROL.

(MUSIC)

EVENTUALLY SOME POLICE

OFFICERS FOUND ME AND WHEN

I WAS WELL ENOUGH I

CONTACTED SOME RELATIVES

OF MINE WHO WERE CHRISTIAN

AND THEY BROUGHT ME TO SEE

THEIR PASTOR WHO INTRODUCED

ME TO JESUS CHRIST. WHEN I

PRAYED THAT PRAYER WITH

THAT PASTOR AND I RECEIVED

JESUS CHRIST INTO MY LIFE,

EVERYTHING CHANGED. BUT

EVEN MORE IMPORTANTLY,

SOMETHING DEEP INSIDE OF ME

CHANGED. I FELT ALIVE FOR THE

FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE. AND

JUST A FEW DAYS AFTER

RECEIVING JESUS CHRIST AS MY

LORD AND SAVIOR I LED

SOMEONE ELSE IN A PRAYER

TO RECEIVE JESUS CHRIST AS

THEIR LORD AND SAVIOR. AND I

HAVE TO SAY AS MEANINGFUL AS

IT WAS PRAYING THAT PRAYER FOR

THE FIRST TIME AND MEETING

JESUS CHRIST AS MY LORD AND

SAVIOR, IT WAS EVEN MORE

MEANINGFUL LEADING SOMEONE

ELSE IN THAT PRAYER. I KNEW

FROM THAT MOMENT ON THAT

MY PURPOSE IN LIFE WAS TO

KNOW JESUS AND MAKE HIM

KNOWN. A YEAR LATER I STARTED

TRAVELING AND DOING SCHOOL

ASSEMBLY'S. AT AGE 19 I WENT

INTO FULL TIME MINISTRY. IT

DOESN'T MATTER HOW LOST

OR HOW UNREACHABLE THAT

YOU THINK YOU ARE. JESUS

CAME INTO THIS WORLD TO SEEK

AND SAVE THAT WHICH WAS LOST.

AND ON THAT NIGHT WHEN

CHRISTMAS COLLIDED WITH

HALLOWEEN, THE SAVIOR OF THE

WORLD BECAME THE SAVOIR OF

MY LIFE. AND YOU TOO CAN FIND

THE WAY IN A MANGER.

COMING UP NEXT ON THE

700 CLUB CANADA.

WHEN I'D GET UP OFF THE

CHAIR AND I STARTED WALKING

AROUND AND I'M SHAKING MY

LEG AND THERE WAS NO PAIN

THERE WAS ZERO PAIN. I KNEW

RIGHT THEN THERE WAS A GOD

AND I STARTED BELIEVING IN THE

GOD RIGHT THEN. I KNEW RIGHT

THERE.

DADDY?

YEAH BUDDY?

HOW MANY NICKELS ARE IN

A DOLLAR?

THERE ARE 20 NICKELS IN

A DOLLAR.

HOW DO BIRDS FLY? DOES

MILK REALLY MAKE MY BONES

STRONGER?

YEAH, YEAH.

DADDY, WHEN WE DIE

WILL WE GO TO HEAVEN?

DO YOU HAVE THE ANSWER

TO LIFE'S BIGGEST QUESTION?

CALL THE 700 CLUB, WE'LL

HELP YOU FIND ANSWERS TO

THE IMPORTANT QUESTIONS

LIFE BRINGS YOUR WAY.

STOIAN IANKOV IS A MAN OF

THE SEA. A PROUD FISHERMAN

FOR OVER 40 YEARS. HIS STORY

BEGINS IN HIS HOMELAND OF

COMMUNIST BULGARIA.

WHEN I WAS A KID, MY DAD

STARTED TAKING ME FISHING.

AND HE TOOK ME FISHING ONE

SUNDAY, AND THAT'S WHEN IT ALL

STARTED. WE CAUGHT MORE FISH

THAN ANYONE ELSE AROUND US,

AND I WAS ON FIRE FOR FISHING.

LATER ON, I FINISHED THE 8TH

GRADE AND GETTING READY TO

GO TO MIDDLE SCHOOL, TO LEARN

A TRADE, I NOTICED THAT THE

ONLY PEOPLE THAT COULD LEAVE

THE COUNTRY WERE THE

FISHERMAN. THEY WERE THE

ONLY ONES WHO COULD LEAVE

THE COUNTRY. I WANTED TO GO

TO FISHING SCHOOL, SO THAT'S

WHAT I DID IN 1972.

STOIAN WENT TO A MILITARY

SPONSORED FISHING SCHOOL. HE

LEARNED HIS CRAFT WELL, BUT HE

WAS ALSO TAUGHT SOMETHING

ELSE.

YOU'RE IN AN ENVIRONMENT

WHERE YOU ARE CONSTANTLY

BRAINWASHED TO BELIEVE IN

THAT SYSTEM OF

COMMUNISM/SOCIALISM, AND

ATHEISM AND EVOLUTION. YOU

HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THAT

THERE IS NO PERSONAL FREEDOM

IN COMMUNISM AND

SOCIALISM. EVERYTHING IS

CONTROLLED BY THE

GOVERNMENT, AND YOU DID

WHATEVER THE GOVERNMENT

TOLD YOU TO.

HE COMPLETED THE FOUR-YEAR

PROGRAM, AND STOIAN'S FIRST

ASSIGNMENT WAS ABOARD THE

FIRST BULGARIAN VESSEL TO TRAWL

OFF THE NORTHWEST COAST OF

THE UNITED STATES. BUT STOIAN

HAD OTHER PLANS.

EVERYONE'S DREAM, AT THAT

TIME, WAS TO DEFECT AND LIVE

IN THE UNITED STATES, IN A

COUNTRY SO POWERFUL AND SO

ADVANCED. WE ALL KNEW HOW

ADVANCED THE UNITED STATES

WAS, BUT WE DIDN'T KNOW HOW

MUCH.

WHILE THEIR BOAT WAS

DOCKED IN PORTLAND, STOIAN

AND TWO OTHER CREWMEN LEFT

THE BOAT. A GUARD STOPPED

THEM ON THE GANGPLANK.

HIS JOB WAS TO MAKE SURE

NO ONE CAME IN ON THE

VESSEL, OR LEFT. BUT ONCE EVERY

HOUR HE HAS TO GO AROUND THE

SHIP AND CHECK EVERYTHING.

HE SAID, 'WHERE ARE YOU GUYS

GOING?' WE SAID, 'WE'RE

DEFECTING.' HE SAID, 'NO,

YOU'RE NOT.' AND WE SAID,

'WHY NOT?' BASICALLY, HE

DIDN'T WANT TO BE A WITNESS,

SO HE SAID, 'EVERY HOUR I HAVE

TO GO AROUND THE SHIP, SO

WHEN I DISAPPEAR OUT OF

VIEW, JUST GO AHEAD AND

LEAVE.

IT WAS THAT SIMPLE. STOIAN

WAS FREE. HE GOT A JOB RIGHT

AWAY AS A CREWMAN ON A

LOCAL TRAWLER. AS THE YEARS

WENT BY, HE WORKED HIS WAY

UP TO PART OWNER OF A

TRAWLER, MAKING ROUTINE TRIPS

TO ALASKA. HE SOON MET

ANGELIQUE AND THEY MARRIED

IN 1986. SHE WAS A CHRISTIAN,

BUT STOIAN WASN'T.

HE WAS THIS BIG, TOUGH,

KIND OF ORNERY, ALASKAN

FISHERMAN. GET OUT OF MY

WAY, I'M COMING THROUGH,

AND I DON'T CARE.

MY WIFE HAD TRIED TO TALK

TO ME ABOUT GOD AND JESUS,

BUT I REJECTED IT, BECAUSE OF

MY BACKGROUND. AND JUST

STRIVING TO BE THE BEST AT

WHAT I WAS DOING.

HE'D GET REALLY ANGRY

WHEN I'D MENTION GOD, OR TRY

TO TALK ABOUT GOD. SO AFTER A

WHILE, I JUST STOPPED.

DECADES OF HARD WORK

TOOK THEIR TOLL ON STOIAN, AND

HE DEVELOPED EXCRUCIATING

SCIATICA IN HIS BACK AND

LEG.

AND HE WAS IN A LOT OF PAIN

AND IT HAD INCREASED TO THE

POINT WHERE HE WAS

IMMOBILE. AND STOIAN HAD

BEEN IN THIS RECLINER SLEEPING

AND LAYING, SITTING FOR AT LEAST

A WEEK AND A HALF.

AS THE PAIN GOT WORSE,

STOIAN WATCHED MORE

TELEVISION. ONE DAY,

ANGELIQUE HAD AN IDEA.

SHE TOOK THE CHANNEL

CHANGER AWAY FROM ME, AND

YOU GUYS KNOW WHAT THAT

MEANS WHEN THE MAN

DOESN'T HAVE THE CHANNEL

CHANGER. AND, SHE PUT A TAPE

IN.

MY MOTHER HAD SENT US

THIS VIDEO AND OF COURSE IT

WAS THESE INCREDIBLE STORIES

OF MIRACLES, HEALINGS, AND

PEOPLE BEING SAVED.

AT THE END OF THE TAPE

WHEN PAT ROBERTSON STARTED

TALKING ABOUT THIS MAN THAT

SITTING IN A CHAIR WITH

EXCRUCIATING PAIN, IT WAS

BASICALLY DESCRIBING ME

EXACTLY DOWN TO THE LAST

DETAIL. IT WAS ME, AND THAT'S

WHAT GOT MY ATTENTION. AND

THEN AT THE END WHEN HE SAID

'IN THE NAME OF JESUS, YOU

ARE HEALED, GET UP AND WALK'

IT REALLY GOT MY ATTENTION.

AND I LOOKED AT HIM, AND I

SAID, 'WHAT ARE YOU WAITING

FOR? STAND UP.' AND HE STOOD

UP.

WHEN I GOT UP OFF THE

CHAIR AND I STARTED WALKING

AROUND, AND I WAS SHAKING

MY LEG, THERE WAS NO PAIN.

THERE WAS ZERO PAIN. I KNEW

RIGHT THEN THERE WAS A GOD. I

STARTED BELIEVING IN GOD RIGHT

THEN, AND RIGHT THERE.

WHEN YOU FEEL THE POWER

OF GOD COMING OVER YOU, IT'S

LIKE NO OTHER FEELING. YOU

KNOW GOD IS THERE.

EVER SINCE THAT DAY, MY

BACK HAS BEEN PAIN FREE.

THERE IS NO PAIN.

STOIAN BECAME A CHRISTIAN

THAT DAY. HE AND ANGELIQUE

JOINED A CHURCH, AND WERE

BAPTIZED TOGETHER.

THAT WAS A KEY TURNING

POINT IN OUR LIVES, THAT

HEALING BECAUSE WE BOTH

EXPERIENCED THAT AT THE EXACT

SAME MOMENT. GOD BEGAN

TO WORK AND MOVE IN OUR

LIVES FROM THAT POINT, AND HE

KEPT ON LIKE HIS.

STOIAN'S JOURNEY AS A

FISHERMAN STARTED OVER 40

YEARS AGO, AND HE'S STILL GOING

STRONG TODAY. HE HAS HIS OWN

BOAT AND CREW, AND

CONTINUES TO FISH IN ALASKA

WHEN HE'S NOT WORKING FROM

HIS HOME OFFICE.

IF SOMEONE WHO WAS BORN

AND RAISED IN A COMMUNIST

COUNTRY, AND BEING

BRAINWASHED IN EVOLUTION

THEORY, WHICH HAS NO LEGS TO

STAND ONÃIF SOMEONE LIKE

THAT CAN COME TO THIS COUNTRY

AND BE SAVED, AND BECOME A

BELIEVER IN GOD, AND A

FOLLOWER OF JESUS, THEN THERE

IS HOPE FOR EVERYONE ELSE.

BECAUSE I REJECTED GOD ALL MY

LIFE, UNTIL GOD GOT A HOLD OF

ME AND TOLD ME THAT HE CAN

DO ALL KINDS OF THINGS FOR ME.

ALL I HAVE TO DO IS ASK HIM.

AND THAT'S ALL IT TAKES, FOR YOU

TO ASK GOD AND HE WILL COME

INTO YOUR HEART. AND HE WILL

CHANGE YOUR LIFE, AND YOU WILL

NEVER BE THE SAME.

COMING UP NEXT ON THE

700 CLUB CANADA.

I KNEW I'M GOING TO DIE

BECAUSE OF THE PRESSURE IN

MY CHEST AND ALSO WHAT WAS

HAPPENING IN MY BRAIN.

I KNEW I WAS GOING TO DIE

SO I CALLED EACH ONE OF MY

FAMILY AND SAID MY GOODBYE.

AND I'M WAITING TO DIE TO SEE

HOW DEATH WILL BE.

IF YOU HAD THE OPPORTUNITY

TO COME BEFORE ALL MIGHTY

GOD TO ASK ONE QUESTION,

WHAT WOULD THAT QUESTION

BE?

WHY IS THERE SO MUCH

SUFFERING?

WILL I GO TO HEAVEN?

HOW CAN I KNOW YOU GOD?

WHAT SHOULD I DO WITH MY

LIFE?

HOW CAN I HAVE A BLESSED

LIFE?

FIND THE BIBLICAL ANSWERS

TO LIFE'S MOST IMPORTANT

QUESTIONS. PAT ROBINSON

TEACHES HOW SHALL WE NOW

LIVE? AVAILABLE NOW.

IN 2008 THOMAS VARGAS

WAS TRAVELING WITH HIS

DAUGHTERS FROM VANCOUVER

TO HIS HOME IN EDMONTON.

WE WERE FIVE MINUTES

AWAY FROM HOME AND I

SITTING IN THE PASSENGER

SEAT CASUALLY TALKING TO

MY DAUGHTER.

WHEN ALL OF THE SUDDEN

HE FELT PAIN IN HIS CHEST.

MY HEART STOPPED DUE

TO CARDIAC ARREST. THEY

STOPPED SAY SIX FEET, TEN FEET

AWAY FROM 15 LADIES. THEY

WERE PRACTICING SOCCER AND

ALL THOSE LADIES KNEW CPR.

ONE OF THE LADIES CHECKED MY

PULSE AND THERE WAS NO

PULSE. SHE TOOK MY BODY

HER FRIEND, ERIN, SHE CAME

AND STARTED GIVING ME

COMPRESSIONS 12 TO 15

MINUTES AND THOSE TWO

LADIES NEVER GAVE UP

UNTIL THE PARAMEDICS TOOK

OVER. THEY SHOCKED ME

INSIDE THE AMBULANCE AND

THAT'S THE FIRST TIME I

EXPERIENCED THE SHOCKS

WAS NO NASTY. MY BODY

ACTUALLY LIFTED UP FROM THE

STRETCHER AND FELL DOWN.

THEN THEY HAD TO SEDATE ME

FOR 48 HOURS. THEY PUT ME

ON VENTILATOR AND COMPLETELY

ON MACHINE. I KNEW I AM

GOING TO DIE BECAUSE OF THE

PRESSURE IN MY CHEST AND

ALSO WHAT WAS HAPPENING IN

MY BRAIN. I KNEW I'M GOING

TO DIE SO I CALLED EACH OF MY

FAMILY AND SAID A FINAL

GOODBYE. AND I'M WAITING

TO DIE TO SEE HOW DEATH WILL

BE. THAT NIGHT I SAW

(INAUDIBLE). I SAW SOMEBODY

STANDING BESIDE ME. I HAD

TERRIBLE PAIN IN MY CHEST AND

I COULD FEEL SOMEBODY

OPENED IT AND I COULD FEEL THE

STICHES. SO, I ASKED THIS

PERSON BY HOLDING HIS HAND

, I ASKED HIM HOW, WHAT DID

YOU DO TO ME? HE SAID

YOUR HEART WAS NO GOOD, I

HAD TO TAKE IT OUT AND

THROW IT TO GARBAGE.

SO I ASKED HIM DID YOU

(INAUDIBLE) HEART FOR ME?

HE SAID NO, MY SON, I GAVE

YOU MY HEART. HE SAID, I

CANNOT PUT YOU IN HEAVEN.

I ASKED HIM, WHY CAN'T YOU

PUT ME IN HEAVEN? HE SAID,

YOU HAVEN'T RECONCILED TO

SO MANY PEOPLE. THAT WAS

MIND BOGGLING.

RECONCILIATION IS SUCH A BIG

FOR GOD AND SO I MADE A LIST

OF PEOPLE TO RECONCILE IN THAT

HOSPITAL BED. HE GAVE ME A

NEW HEART AND A NEW VISION

FOR MY LIFE. EVERYTHING GOT

CHANGED. I'M A NEW CREATURE.

SLOWLY I STARTED RECOVERING

AND AFTER TWO WEEKS

EXTENSIVE TESTING. WHATEVER

IS AVAILABLE IN CANADA, THEY

SAID, YOU'RE A PERFECT MAN.

YOU CAN GO HOME. MY

DAUGHTER INSISTED THAT WE

SHOULD GO FOR A WALK. AND

SUDDENLY THAT PARTICULAR DAY

AS I CAME TO THAT SPOT, AS

USUAL I THANKED GOD. GOD

THIS IS WHERE YOU RAISED ME

UP. WHEN I LOOKED THERE WAS

A GROUP OF LADIES PRACTICING

SOCCER THAT EVENING. SO I

WENT TO THEM. THEY COULDN'T

BELIEVE ME STANDING THERE

AND TALKING TO THEM BECAUSE

THEY WERE SURE THAT I PASSED

AWAY. IT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO SAY

THESE THINGS WERE NOT

PLANNED BECAUSE IT'S PUTTING

OUT (INAUDIBLE) FOR THIS THING

TO HAPPEN RIGHT IN FRONT OF

THOSE LADIES, 15 OF THEM, ALL

ALL WHO WERE TRAINED CPR,

TRAINED. IF IT HAPPENED FIVE

MINUTES AWAY, THEN IT WOULD

HAVE BEEN ANOTHER STORY.

THANKS TO DIVINE HELP

FROM GOD, AND A WOMAN

SOCCER TEAM, THOMAS

VARGA IS LIVING A LIFE FREE FROM

GUILT AND FULL OF GOD'S LOVE.

GOD IS SO AMAZING. HE

KEPT MY HEART WELL AND

HE GAVE MY LIFE BACK.

WELL AND THAT'S WHAT I

LOVE ABOUT THIS MINISTRY

AND I JUST LOVE COMING TO

WORK. YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU

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SHERMAN AND COULDN'T

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SAID, YOU'RE ROBBING ME.

YEAH.

I WONDER IF SOMEBODY ELSE

GOT THAT TOUCH TODAY AS WELL.

YEAH, GREAT STORIES.

BUT AFTER THAT HE BROUGHT

THEM OUT. AND A WAY IN

A MANGER.

YEAH, YES.

GOD USED THEM.

ON HALLOWEEN.

YEAH.

POWERFUL.

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AND YOUR VICTORY RIGHT AROUND

THE CORNER. DON'T GIVE UP.

WE'RE HERE TO LET YOU KNOW

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YOU EVERY SINGLE DAY SO THAT

WE ARE PRESSING ON TOGETHER

TO MARCH INTO OUR DESTINES

AND OUR CALLINGS. WE PRAY

THAT THIS YEAR HAS BEEN A

GOOD YEAR AND THAT NEXT

YEAR IS GOING TO BE EVEN

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WELL YOU KNOW I KNOW IT

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SOME REPORTS THAT'S COME

BACK OF WHAT'S BEEN TAKING

PLACE OUT THERE THAT WE

DIDN'T EVEN KNOW. WHAT'S

HAPPENING LAURA LYNN?

WE LOVE HEARING FROM

YOU. BRIAN AND I GET LOTS OF

NICE COMMENTS AND WE ARE

JUST BLESSED THAT YOU FEEL

YOU KNOW, LIKE FAMILY WITH US.

THANK YOU SO MUCH. THIS WAS

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YOU 700 CLUB FOR BEING THERE

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MY HEART WAS TOUCHED TODAY

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IT WAS WHAT I NEEDED TO HEAR.

AMEN. WELL WE'D LIKE TO

PRAY FOR YOU AS WE GO INTO

THE NEW YEAR BECAUSE NO

PRAYER, NO POWER, SOME

PRAYER SOME POWER, MUCH

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THIS YEAR IN BECAUSE AGAIN,

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HELP. LET'S BLEND FAITH

TOGETHER AND LET'S BELIEVE

GOD FOR THIS. FATHER IN THE

NAME OF JESUS, YOUR WORD

DECLARES AND WE BELIEVE

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4:22, FOR THEY ARE LIGHT FOR

THOSE WHO FIND THEM IN

HEALING AND HELP TO THEIR

FLESH. FOR RON GOD, THAT YOU

WOULD EVEN BREAK THAT SPIRIT.

THAT YOU WOULD CAUSE YOUR

BLOOD TO COME UPON HIM AND

DELIVER HIM. LORD WE ASK YOU

NOW FOR SHIRLEY, IN THE NAME

OF JESUS THAT WE BLEND FAITH

TOGETHER AND WE PRAY THAT

THAT SPIRIT OF POVERTY WILL BE

BROKEN AND WE ASK NOW FOR

LORD, DIVINE INCREASE. WE

PRAY THAT IT WILL COME FROM

ALL DIRECTION. LORD, SHE NEEDS

YOUR HELP AND SHE WILL BRING

YOU GLORY. WE THANK YOU IN

ADVANCE, IN JESUS NAME.

AMEN.

IN JESUS NAME.

ONE TO THREE. HAPPY

NEW YEAR.

HAPPY NEW YEAR.

ALL RIGHT WE'RE GOING

TO SEE YOU NEXT YEAR.

HEY, DON'T GO AWAY.

UNTIL NEXT TIME WE LOOK

FORWARD TO SEEING YOU.

I'M BRIAN WARREN.

AND I'M LAURA LYNN

TYLER THOMPSON, HAVE A

HAPPY NEW YEAR, CANADA.

GOD BLESS.

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