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700 Club Interactive – America’s Addiction – May 16, 2016

700 Club Interactive – America’s Addiction – May 16, 2016


>>Gordon: ARE PRESCRIPTION DRUGS CAUSING A RISE IN HEROIN USE? TWO ADDICTS SHARE THEIR STRUGGLE.>>I WAS GOING TO DIE AN ADDICT, THAT THERE WAS NO JOY BEYOND SUBSTANCE.>>Gordon: AND JOURNEY IS THE FREEDOM.>>GOD CHANGES LIFE SO MUCH AT THAT SAME RECOVERY CENTER HE WAS THE AT FOR YOURS, THEY GAVE HIM A JOB.>>Gordon: ON TODAY’S “700 CLUB INTERACTIVE.” WELCOME TO THE SHOW. WE’VE GOT A QUESTION FOR YOU: IS AMERICA ADDICTED TO PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION? AND WHILE AMERICANS MAKE UP JUST 5% OF THE WORLD’S POPULATION, UNFORTUNATELY WE CONSUME 80% OF THE WORLD’S PAIN PILLS. EVERY 19 MINUTES SOMEONE IN OUR COUNTRY DIES FROM AN OVERDOSE. AND THE MAJORITY OF THOSE DEATHS ARE CAUSED BY PRESCRIPTION DRUGS. LIKE HYDROCODONE AND PERCOCET.>>Terry: AND WE’VE SEEN A MASSIVE RISE IN THE POPULARITY OF HEROIN. 80% OF NEW HEROIN USERS START OFF BY USING PRESCRIPTION PAIN PILLS. IN FACT, THE NEW FACE, IF YOU WILL, OF A HEROIN ADDICT IS A 20 SOMETHING LIVING IN THE SUBURBS. GORDON, HOW DID WE GET HERE?>>Gordon: IT IS LIKE WE HAVEN’T LEARNED THE HISTORY OF THE PAST. WE GO BACK TO DERIVATIVES OF OPOID, AND IT GOES BACK TO THE FOUNDING OF MERCK, AND MERCK WAS FOUNDED BECAUSE THEY HAD A GREAT WAY OF PRODUCING SYNTHETIC OPIOIDS. AND BAYER HAD THE ASPIRIN. AND THE EPIDEMIC OF THE ADDICTION THAT RESULTED FROM THAT IN THE 1830s, AND HERE IN AMERICA BE IN EUROPE, 100 YEARS AGO, AND ESPECIALLY AFTER WORLD WAR I, IT WAS CALLED THE SOLDIER’S DISEASE. AND THEN IT WENT INTO THE POPULATION, WHERE YOU FIND IT AMAZING, DOCTORS WERE PRESCRIBING TO HOUSEWIVES THESE OPIOIDS, IN THE 1940s AND ’50s. AND NOW WE’RE INTO THIS IS THE RESULT OF MARKETING OF OXYCONTIN, WHICH HAS BEEN AROUND FOR A LONG TIME.>>Terry: YEAH.>>Gordon: BUT IT WAS MARKETED AS A 12-HOUR PAIN RELIEF.>>Terry: WHAT ARE WE SO PAINED ABOUT? WE LIVE IN THE MOST PROSPEROUS COUNTRY IN THE WORLD, IN HISTORY, PERHAPS. AND MY QUESTION ISN’T ABOUT HOW THE DRUGS CAME, IT IS WHY DO WE USE THEM? WHY ARE WE ADDICTED TO THEM?>>Gordon: BECAUSE WE BOUGHT INTO THE LIE THAT IF WE TAKE A PILL, YOU’LL GET BETTER.>>Terry: WOW!>>Gordon: IT’S THE MIRACLE DRUG. AND THERE ARE MIRACLE DRUGS THAT DUE CURE DISEASES. YOU TAKE A PILL, AND YOU CAN GET CURED. BUT WE’VE CONDITIONED OURSELVES THAT REGARDLESS OF THE INFIRMITY, IF WE TAKE A MAGIC PILL, WE’LL GET BETTER. UNFORTUNATELY, THESE MAGIC PILLS CAN BE VERY ADDICTIVE.>>Terry: WELL, WE’VE LOST SOME AMAZING, TALENTED PEOPLE TO THE OVER ABUSE AND OVERUSE OF THIS.>>Gordon: IT LOOKS LIKE PRINCE DIED FROM AN OVERDOSE. WE DON’T KNOW EXACTLY. WE DO KNOW THIS, HE WAS UNCONSCIOUS ON A PRIVATE PLANE, AND THAT PLANE HAD TO MAKE AN EMERGENCY LANDING IN ILLINOIS, WHERE HE WAS SUPPOSEDLY TREAT FORD AN OPIOID OVERDOSE AND GIVEN AN ANTEDOTE FOR THAT. JUST LOOKING AT HIS LIFE, HE HAD AN INCREDIBLE CAREER. ANYBODY THAT SHOULD BE HAPPY WITH THE MATERIAL THINGS OF LIFE –>>Terry: AND WAY TOO YOUNG TO END ALL OF THAT.>>Gordon: RIGHT. AND IT’S BEEN BLAMED ON HE WAS EXPERIENCING PAIN FOR MAKING JUMPS ON STAGE WEARING HIGH HEELS. OKAY. SO WHAT STARTED HIM DOWN THAT ROAD? JUST A WARNING TO ANYONE, IF YOU’RE BEING PRESCRIBED OPIOIDS FOR MORE THAN A TWO-WEEK PERIOD — THAT’S A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME WHEN YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT PAIN MANAGEMENT — BUT IF YOU’RE BEING PRESCRIBED FOR MORE THAN TO WEEKS, BE AWARE OF THAT BECAUSE THAT WILL SET YOU UP TO ADDICTION. THERE IS NO WAY OF KNOWING IF YOUR SUSCEPTIBLE TO THESE KINDS OF ADDICTIONS. YOU’RE PLAYING RUSH RULE RULRUSSIAROULETTE. SOME PEOPLE DO SUFFER WITH CHRONIC PAIN, AND THESE ARE MEDICATIONS THAT HAVE BEEN PROVEN TO ALLEVIATE CHRONIC PAIN.>>Terry: AND THERE MAY BE A LONGEVITY TO THE PRESCRIBED MEDICATION.>>Gordon: RIGHT. AND ANYBODY DEALING WITH CANCER. CANCER PAIN IS ON A WHOLE DIFFERENT LEVEL. SO OKAY. BUT IF YOU’VE GOT A SORE BACK –>>Terry: TAKE DOAN’S.>>Gordon: START TALKING ABOUT ALTERNATIVE WAYS THAT INVOLVE PAIN MEDICATION.>>Terry: WE SHOULD TAKE ADVANTAGE OF USING THAT TERM, LOSING SOMEONE AS TALENTED AS YOUNG A PRINCE WAS, TO TALK ABOUT THIS. THE GREATEST USERS OF HEROIN ARE YOUNG SUBURBANITES.>>Gordon: AND 20 SOMETHINGS ARE COMING INTO, IF THIS IS A PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION, THEREFORE IT SHOULD BE SAFE. THEY’RE NOT REALIZING, UH-UH, THERE IS NOTHING SAFE ABOUT THIS. YOU CAN DIE FROM AN OVER DOSE, JUST YOUR FIRST TIME TAKING IT.>>Terry: WITHOUT MEANING TO, EXACTLY.>>>ONE SOLUTION WITH A PROVEN SOLUTION WITH A TRACK RECORD IS GRACE. TWO DAYS AFTERMATH MATH AFTER MATTHEW WAS RELEASED FROM JAIL, HE WENT TO A CONCERT AND HE WAS STRUNG ON HEROIN. THAT NIGHT HE HEARD A SONG AND WENT FROM ADDICTION TO FREEDOM.>>IT HAS BEEN AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE, SHARING THE SONG “GRACE WINS” WITH PEOPLE ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND ON THE RADIO. IT IS SO AWESOME TO SEE THAT MESSAGE STRIKING A CORD IN PEOPLE’S LIVES. RECENTLY I DID A CONCERT IN VIRGINIA, AND THE YOUNG MAN WHO INSPIRED ME TO WRITE THIS SONG WAS IN ATTENDANCE. WE BROUGHT HIM ON THE TOUR BUS, AND HE AGREED TO SHARE HIS STORY, THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY. SO THAT YOU COULD SEE WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE TO LET GRACE WIN IN YOUR LIFE. CHECK IT OUT.>>HEY, I’M RON. I’M 27 YEARS OLD, AND I’M FROM LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY. TWO YEARS AGO, I WAS AT A MATTHEW WEST CONCERT, AND I HAD JUST GOT RELEASED FROM JAIL TWO DAYS EARLIER. I WAS STRUNG OUT ON HEROIN, USING IT ALL DAY LONG, AND DEATH WAS KNOCKING AT MY DOOR. AT THE CONCERT, I HEARD THE SONG “HELLO, MY NAME IS,” AND IT WAS ABOUT SOMEONE STRUGGLING WITH DRUG ADDICTION. AND I KNEW GOD WAS SPEAKING TO ME. HE SPOKE WITH ME ABOUT WRITING MY STORY ONLINE. I DIDN’T WANT TO, SO MY MOTHER DECIDED TO. I GOT A CALL FROM JOE WEST, AND HE INTRODUCED ME TO SOMETHING CALLED “TEEN CHALLENGE.” HE TOLD ME ALL ABOUT IT, AND IT WAS A YEAR-LONG PROGRAM, AND I WANTED NOTHING TO DO WITH IT AT FIRST. I FOUGHT WITH JOE AND THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, WHO CONTINUOUSLY CALLED ME DAY IN AND DAY OUT FOR A MONTH STRAIGHT. UNTIL ONE DAY I HAD A MOMENT OF CLARITY, AND RELUCTANTLY I AGREED TO GO. AND I FELT GOD CONTINUING TO MOLD ME THROUGH THE WHOLE 14 MONTHS. * GRACE WINS EVERY TIME * NO MORE LYING DOWN IN DEATH AND DEFEAT * * I’M RISING UP IN VICTORY * * SINGING HALLELUJAH, GRACE WINS EVERY TIME * * EVERY TIME * WE ARE LIVING PROOF THAT GRACE WINS EVERY TIME *>>YES!>>THANK YOU. HEY, I FORGOT TO TELL YOU ONE THING, THAT GUY, RON, HE LIVES RIGHT HERE IN VIRGINIA, AND HE IS HERE TONIGHT. I WANT YOU ALL TO WELCOME RON TO THE STAGE TONIGHT. GIVE IT UP FOR HIM.>>HEY. I WANTED YOU ALL TO SEE WHAT A LIFE CHANGED LOOKS LIKE. YOU KNOW WHAT HE IS DOING HERE NOW? GOD CHANGED HIS LIFE SO MUCH THAT THAT SAME RECOVERY CENTER THAT HE WAS AT FOR A YEAR, THEY GAVE HIM A JOB.>>THE FIRST TIME I TOLD MY STORY WAS BECAUSE I NEEDED A LOT OF HELP. NOW I GET TO SIT AND TELL MY STORY TO SHOW GOD’S GRACE IN MY LIFE. THE SAME GOD WHO CHANGED MY LIFE CAN CHANGE YOURS, TOO.>>I NEVER GET TIRED OF HEARING SOMEONE TELL THEIR STORY. IT AIN’T ALWAYS PRETTY. IT IS NEVER PERFECT. NONE OF US ARE PERFECT. I HOPE RON’S STORY REMINDS YOU THAT PERFECTION IS NOT THE GOAL IN YOUR LIFE. HE KNEW YOU WOULDN’T BE PERFECT. BUT HE DID PROMISE IF YOU’RE IN CHRIST, THE OLD IS GONE AND THE NEW WILL COME. WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE TO LET GRACE WIN ONCE AND FOR ALL IN YOUR LIFE. I HOPE YOU’LL TAKE A PAGE FROM RON’S STORY AND SAY YES TO GOD’S GIFT OF GRACE IN YOUR LIFE. GRACE WINS EVERY TIME.>>Terry: AMEN TO THAT. WE’D LIKE TO THINK MATTHEW WEST FOR THAT STORY. IF YOU WANT OR NEED TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT “TEEN CHALLENGE,” THE RECOVERY CENTER THAT HELPED ROBERT, GO TO teenchallenge.com. UP NEXT, SCOTTIE REVEALS THE BIGGEST SECRET BEHIND HIS SUCCESS.>>LEANING ON GOD, LEANING ON MY FAITH, IT WAS A GREAT THING FOR ME, GIVING ME THAT BOOST OF CONFIDENCE.>>Terry: HEAR MORE FROM SCOTTIE WHEN WE COME BACK.>>Gordon: “AMERICAN IDOL” RECENTLY CLOSED ITS 16th AND FINAL SEASON. ALMOST FIVE YEARS AGO, SCOTTIE CAPTURED THE IDOL CROWN. HE SAYS HE WAS, QUOTE,”BORN WITH MUSIC INSIDE OF ME.” AND TODAY THE COUNTRY SINGER IS A SUPERSTAR, EVEN THOUGH HE MISSED HIS FIRST CHANCE TO AUDITION FOR IDOL.>>Reporter: SCOTTIE WAS JUST 16 YEARS OLD WHEN HE WOOED AMERICA WITH HIS DEEP VOICE AND COUNTRY CHARM. * LISTEN TO ME >>Reporter: AFTER MORE THAN 100 MILLION VOTES WERE CAST, HE CLENCHED THE TITLE OF “AMERICAN IDOL,” BUT HE SAYS HE ALMOST DIDN’T TRY OUT FOR THE SHOW BECAUSE OF THE CHURCH CAM.>>I GREW UP IN THE CHURCH, THERE DOING THE CHILDREN’S MUSICALS. IT HAS BEEN A GREAT FOUNDATION FOR ME. WHEN I DECIDED TO AUDITION FOR IDOL, WE WERE LOOKING AT DATES. I HAD A YOUTH RETREAT IN NORTH CAROLINA. I WAS LIKE I’VE GONE EVERY YEAR TO CASTLE, AND I’M NOT GOING TO MISS THAT.>>Reporter: INSTEAD, HE TRIED OUT IN MICHIGAN A FEW WEEKS LATER. BUT MAKING IT AS A FINALIST AND “AMERICAN IDOL” WAS GRUELING. SCOTTIE TOLD US HIS SECRET FOR STAYING FOCUSED DURING THE LONG COMPETITION.>>REALLY STAYING IN THE WORD. THAT WAS THE BIGGEST THING FOR ME OUT THERE IN L.A. I HAD THE BIBLE RIGHT BY MY NIGHT STAND.>>Reporter: WINNING THE COMPETITION CATAPULTED SCOTTIE’S CAREER. IN FIVE YEARS, HE HAS SOLD NEARLY 2.5 MILLION ALBUMS, WITH THREE OF THEM REACHING NUMBER ONE ON THE COUNTRY MUSIC CHARTS. ON THE ROAD, SCOTTIE’S OWN FAITH AND OTHERS KEEP HIM GROUNDED.>>LUCKILY I HAVE A ROAD CREW AND BAND THAT IS LIKE-MINDED AND GROUNDED IN THEIR FAITH. IT HELPS ME STAY AWAY FROM THE TEMPTATIONS ON THE ROAD THAT YOU HEAR ABOUT IN THE MOVIES AND THE SONGS. MY FAITH HAS GROWN AS WELL.>>Reporter: NOW AT JUST 22 YEARS OLD, SCOTTIE HAS RELEASED HIS FIRST BOOK, “GO BIG OR GO HOME,” TO SHARE MORE ABOUT HIS FAITH, THAT IS SO IMPORTANT TO HIM.>>I LIKE THE WORD A TRAVEL LOG, SHARING MY EXPERIENCES AND THE LESSONS I’VE LEARNED FROM THOSE EXPERIENCES. I THINK MY MAIN MESSAGE THROUGH ALL OF THIS IS STAY TRUE TO MYSELF. THAT’S THE FOUNDATION THAT I LAID FOR MYSELF BEFORE ANY OF THE FAME CAME. STAY TRUE TO YOURSELF AS A PERSON, AS A FAMILY MAN. STICK TO YOUR GUNS WITH FAITH. MY GOAL IS TO BE A LIGHT IN THIS CRAZY WORLD OUT THERE.>>Gordon: MY GOAL IS TO BE A LIGHT IN THIS CRAZY WORLD. THAT’S A GOOD GOAL.>>Terry: AND IT IS A CRAZY WORLD OUT THERE. YAY FOR HIM. IT IS WONDERFUL TO SEE SOMEONE WHO IS SOLID AND GROUNDED IN THE VALUES HE WAS RAISED WITH, AND THAT FAME AND MONEY AND POPULARITY DON’T SWAY HIM OFF OF THAT BECAUSE IT IS PRETTY EASY TO BE SUEDE. SWAYED.>>Gordon: I LOVE HIS SECRET: SURROUND YOURSELF WITH LIKE-MINDED PEOPLE. THAT WILL MAKE YOU STRONG.>>Terry: NEARLY TWO MILLION OF KENYA’S CHILDREN ARE ORPHANS, LIKE 12-YEAR-OLD EDMUND. WHEN WE MET HIM, HE WAS HITCHING RIDES ON BUSES, SLEEPING ON THE STREETS, AND EATING GARBAGE FROM THE DUMP.>>Reporter: EDMUND ALWAYS DREAMED OF BECOMING A DOCTOR, BUT WHEN HIS PARENTS DIED, THE 12-YEAR-OLD WENT TO WORK.>>I COLLECTED SCRAP METAL, AND I GIVE THE MONEY TO MY GRANDMOTHER.>>Reporter: EDMUND WAS ALWAYS HUNGRY, AND NO ONE LOOKED AFTER HIM.>>MY LIFE WAS SO HARD, I COULDN’T STAND IT ANYMORE. I SAW A BUS COMING, AND SO I SNUCK UNDER IT AND HID UNDER A CHAIR.>>Reporter: HE SLEPT ON THE STREETS AND ATE GARBAGE FROM THE THE DUMP WITH THE OTHER HOMELESS CHILDREN. THEN HE SAW SOME KIDS THAT LOOKED HAPPY. THE CHILDREN WERE FROM AN ORPHANAGE SUPPORTED BY CBN’S “ORPHANS’ PROMISE.”>>WE SHARE THE FOOD WE HAVE.>>Reporter: HERE AT THE ORPHANAGE, MORE THAN 50 CHILDREN HAVE BEEN RESCUED FROM WARS AND POVERTY.>>WE LOVE THEM ALL, SO WE TEACH THEM ABOUT GOD AND INSTILL CHRISTIAN VALUES IN THEIR HEARTS. [SPEAKING A FOREIGN LANGUAGE]>>WE MAKE SURE TO DO WELL IN SCHOOL, SO THEY CAN BE INDEPENDENT ONE DAY AND HAVE A GOOD QUALITY OF LIFE.>>Reporter: EDMUND IS JUST HAPPY TO HAVE A HOME.>>I FEEL GOOD HERE BECAUSE I HAVE FOOD TO EAT, WATER TO DRINK, AND CLOTHES TO WEAR. BEFORE I CAME TO THIS HOME, I DID NOT KNOW WHO JESUS WAS, BUT I MET HIM HERE.>>Terry: THE POWER OF A PLACE TO BELONG IS AN AMAZING THING IN THE LIFE OF A CHILD. YOU KNOW, EARLIER IN OUR PROGRAM, WE TALKED ABOUT HAVING MUCH AND SOME OF THE TEMPTATION AND RESPONSIBILITY THAT COMES WITH THAT. BUT FOR CHILDREN LIKE EDMUND, HAVING A SAFE PLACE TO BE, A HOME THAT THEY CAN COME BACK TO EVERY DAY, EDUCATION, MAY BE THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS FINDING OUT THAT THEY HAVE A FATHER, A HEAVENLY FATHER, WHO WILL NEVER LEAVE THEM. WHO IS THERE FAITHFULLY, THE SAME YESTERDAY, TODAY, AND FOREVER. THAT CHANGES LIVES. AND IT IS THE MESSAGE WE’RE ABLE TO BRING THEM BECAUSE OF YOUR KINDNESS AND GENEROSITY. WITHOUT YOU, WE COULDN’T DO IT. WE’RE ASKING YOU TODAY, IF YOU’RE A “700 CLUB” MEMBER, WOULD YOU CONSIDER MORE TO REACHING OUT TO CHILDREN LIKE EDMUND? IF YOU’RE NOT A “700 CLUB” MEMBER, JOIN TODAY. IT IS 65 CENTS A DAY, $20 A MONTH, BUT YOU WILL BE TOUCHING LIVES ALL AROUND THE WORLD. IT IS A POWERFUL THING TO KNOW YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE LIKE THAT. OUR NUMBER IS TOLL-FREE. IT IS SO EASY TO JOIN. YOU CALL 1-888-777-1999. OR YOU CAN LOG ON TO 700clubinteractive.com. WHEN YOU JOIN, OUR WAY OF SAYING THANK YOU FOR CARING ABOUT KIDS LIKE EDMUND, IS TO SEND YOU PAT’S LATEST TEACHING. IT IS CALLED “HEAVEN, WHAT GOD HAS PREPARED FOR THOSE WHO LOVE HIM.” THERE ARE SOME UNBELIEVABLE TESTIMONIES ON HERE OF PEOPLE WHO HAD DEATH EXPERIENCES, HAD GONE TO HEAVEN, AND COME BACK AGAIN AND THEY SHARE WHAT THEY SAW. WILL YOU CALL NOW? 1-888-777-1999. JUST SAY, I’D LIKE TO JOIN “THE 700 CLUB.” WE WELCOME YOUR CALL.>>>UP NEXT, A HOUSEWIFE GETS HOOKED ON MOTHER’S LITTLE HELPER.>>I THOUGHT, OH, THIS IS THE ANSWER. THIS MAKES ME HAPPY. I CAN BE HAPPY 24/7. IF YOU’RE HIGH, YOU ENJOY DOING THE DISHES.>>Terry: SEE HOW THAT FALSE HAPPINESS LEADS HER HUSBAND INTO ADDICTION AND CAUSES THEM BOTH TO LOSE CUSTODY OF THEIR>>Gordon: MOTHER’S LITTLE HELPER WAS A HIT SONG FOR THE ROLLING STONES BACK IN THE ’60s. AND IT COULD ALSO BE THE ANTHEM FOR A STAY-AT-HOME MOM NAMED JEANNIE. AFTER SHE WAS PRESCRIBED PAIN MEDS FOR DENTAL WORK, SHE DISCOVERED THE THE JOY OF DOING DISHES HIGH, AND SHORTLY AFTER SHE WAS HOOKED.>>I THOUGHT, OH, THIS IS THE ANSWER. THIS MAKES ME HAPPY. I CAN BE HAPPY 24/7. I THOUGHT, I’M A BETTER MOTHER. I’M A BETTER WIFE. I’M A BETTER FRIEND BECAUSE I’M JOYFUL.>>Reporter: WHEN JEANNIE WAS A YOUNG MOTHER OF TWO, SHE STRUGGLED WITH THE DAILY GRIND OF BEING A STAY-AT-HOME MOM AND BEGAN TO SLIP INTO DEPRESSION. SHE THOUGHT SHE FOUND THE ANSWER TO HER PROBLEM WHEN SHE WAS PRESCRIBED PAIN MEDICATION AFTER SHE HAD DENTAL WORK.>>YOU, ONCE AGAIN, ENJOY ROUTINE LIFE. SO YOU, ONCE AGAIN, ENJOY INTERACTING.>>Reporter: WHEN THE PRESCRIPTION RAN OUT, JEANNIE FOUND IT DIFFICULT TO FUNCTION AND SOUGHT OUT WAYS TO GET MORE.>>I WOULD GO TO THE DOCTOR AND FAKE SYMPTOMS THAT NEED TO BE TREATED. I WOULD MEET PEOPLE AND BUY PILLS FROM THEM.>>Reporter: JEANNIE’S HUSBAND BECAME CONCERNED ABOUT HER EVER-GROWING ADDICTION, AND WANTED HER TO SEEK TREATMENT.>>HONESTLY, I JUST WANTED TO BE HIGH, AND PRETENDED TO GET HELP. AND METHADONE TOOK ME TO A MUCH LARGER SCALE OF ADDICTION. I DID NOT KNOW I WAS TRADING SOMETHING SO SMALL FOR SOMETHING SO LARGE.>>Reporter: JEANNIE WAS INSTANTLY HOOKED. BUT THERE WAS ANOTHER UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCE OF HER METHADONE USE.>>AFTER A COUPLE OF YEARS, MY HUSBAND BEGAN USING, ALSO. I BELIEVE THAT IT WAS TO COPE WITH THE LIFESTYLE THAT I HAD CREATED FOR US.>>Reporter: OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL YEARS, THEIR DRUG USE ESCALATED AND THEY LOST CUSTODY OF THEIR TWO YOUNG DAUGHTERS.>>YOUR CHILDREN ARE WONDERING, WHY DOES MY MOTHER DO THIS? DOES SHE LOVE ME? YOU JUST GET HIGH AGAIN AND BLOCK IT OUT.>>Reporter: JEANNIE AND HER HUSBAND BEGAN DEALING DRUGS TO SUPPORT THEIR HABIT AND EVENTUALLY WERE ARRESTED. JEANNIE WAS RAISED IN A CHRISTIAN FAMILY, BUT IN HER JAIL CELL, SHE QUESTIONED IF ANYTHING WAS REAL.>>IT STARTED ME DOWN A PATH OF GOD IS NOT REAL. HE CAN’T BE REAL. HE IS MYTHICAL. IT ALSO RELIEVED ME OF CONSEQUENCES.>>Reporter: ONCE RELEASED FROM JAIL, THEY CONTINUED SELLING DRUGS AND BEGAN TO MAKE THEIR OWN METH. WHEN THEIR HOME WAS RAIDED, JEANNIE WAS CHARGED WITH POSSESSION, BUT HER HUSBAND WAS CHARGED WITH MANUFACTURING. HE FACED LIFE IN PRISON WITHOUT PAROLE.>>WHEN I GOT OUT OF JAIL AND HE WAS HEADED TO PRISON, AND I KNEW I WOULD NOT SEE HIM — I WOULD NOT SPEND THE REST OF MY LIFE WITH HIM, ANYWAY, THAT IS WHEN I HIT MY BOTTOM. I WOULD DO ANYTHING TO ESCAPE THE REALITY THAT HE WOULD BE SERVING TIME FOR NOT ONLY CRIMES WE BOTH COMMITTED, BUT SOMETHING THAT I BASICALLY PULLED HIM INTO ANYWAY.>>Reporter: JEANNIE CUT OFF CONTACT WITH HER HUSBAND AND DID WHATEVER IT TOOK TO GET HER NEXT FIX.>>I HAD NEVER NOT ACCEPTED HIS CALLS. AND, OF COURSE, THE REASON I DID NOT EXCEPT HIS CALLS BECAUSE OF THE THINGS I WAS DOING TO OBTAIN DRUGS SO I COULD STAY HIGH. AND HE KNEW THIS.>>Reporter: JEANNIE’S HUSBAND FINALLY GOT HER ON THE PHONE AND BEGGED HER TO ATTEND THE “LADY CENTER,” A REHAB FACILITY.>>I CAME IN NOT BELIEVING THAT ANYTHING WOULD WORK. I CAME IN WITH THE FACT THAT I WAS GOING TO DIE AS AN ADDICT. THAT THERE WAS NO JOY BEYOND SOMETHING THAT I COULD MANUFACTURE FOR MYSELF.>>Reporter: BUT OVER TIME, THE MESSAGE BEGAN TO SINK IN.>>SOMETHING STARTED TO PENETRATE. WHAT IF HE IS REAL? WHAT IF THERE IS A CREATOR? WHAT IF ALL OF THIS CRAP THAT YOU’VE BEEN THINKING FOR MANY, MANY YEARS IS WRONG?>>Reporter: AND THEN ONE NIGHT AT THE CENTER, AFTER 15 YEARS OF ADDICTION, JEANNIE CRIED OUT TO GOD.>>I JUST SAID, LORD, I KNOW THAT YOU CREATED ME FOR A PURPOSE. I KNOW THAT YOU WANT ME TO DO SOMETHING. HELP ME. I DON’T WANT TO BE THIS WAY ANYMORE. I WANT TO BE SAVED. I WANT TO LIVE FOR YOU. AND THE JOY THAT CAME, AND OF COURSE I PRAYED A THE LOT THAT NIGHT. THE JOY THAT STARTED HAPPENING AFTER THAT, I CAN’T DESCRIBE. AND THERE IS NO DRUG THAT MATCHES IT.>>Reporter: JEANNIE SURRENDERED HER LIFE TO CHRIST. HER HUSBAND, STILL IN PRISON, HAD ALSO BECOME A PRISON. THE FOUNDER OF THE “LOVE LADY” CENTER INTERVENED.>>OUR FOUNDER SPOKE WITH THE AUTHORITIES AND ASKED THEM IF THEY WOULD PLEASE DROP THE LAST CHARGE AGAINST HIM, THE MANUFACTURING CHARGE AGAINST HIM, AND RELEASE HIM INTO HER CUSTODY, AND SEE WHAT SHE COULD DO WITH US TOGETHER AS A COUPLE, IF SHE COULD HELP US.>>Reporter: THE CHARGE WAS DROPPED, AND TOGETHER JEANNIE AND HER HUSBAND RECEIVED COUNSELLING AND PRAYER AND FREEDOM FRO FROM THEIR ADDICTIONS. THEY RECONCILED WITH THEIR DAUGHTERS AND BECAME A FAMILY AGAIN. TODAY, JEANNIE IS A DIRECTOR OF THE “LOVE LADY” CENTER.>>THE NEEDS HE HAS MET IN MY LIFE THAT NO DRUG COULD DO FOR ME IS HIS WORTHINESS, ACCEPTANCE, LOVE, TRUE LOVE, AND PURPOSE. I BELIEVE THAT TO KNOW WHY YOU WERE BORN — BECAUSE WE ALL ARE BORN FOR A REASON — RESULTS IN UNEXPLAINABLE JOY. I BELIEVE THAT THAT IS PART OF MY PURPOSE, IS TO TELL OTHER PEOPLE THAT, HEY, LOOK WHAT HE HAS DONE IN MY LIFE. IF HE DOES IT IN ONE, HE WILL DO IT IN ANOTHER LIFE.>>Gordon: IF HE HAS DONE IT FOR ONE, HE’LL DO IT FOR YOU. WHEN YOU GET THE REVELATION THAT HE LOVES YOU, THAT HE ACCEPTS YOU RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE — HE IS NOT MAD AT YOU. HE IS NOT TURNING AWAY FROM YOU. HE IS REACHING OUT TO YOU RIGHT NOW BECAUSE HE LOVES YOU SO MUCH. AND THEN THE BEST NEWS OF ALL, HE LOVES YOU SO MUCH HE DOESN’T WANT TO LEAVE YOU WHERE YOU ARE. IF YOU LET HIM IN, THEN, YES, HE CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE. HE CAN MAKE YOU NEW AGAIN. HE CAN TAKE AWAY DESIRE FOR THINGS THAT YOU DON’T WANT TO DO ANYMORE. HE CAN TAKE ALL OF THAT AWAY AND GIVE YOU A HOPE AND A FUTURE. AND THAT’S HIS PROMISE. AND HE HAS PLANS FOR YOU. PLANS TO GIVE YOU A HOPE AND A FUTURE. NOW, WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO GET IT? WELL, IT’S VERY SIMPLE: ASK. ASK. AND THEN SURRENDER. JUST SAY, GOD, I CAN’T DO THIS, BUT YOU CAN DO ALL THINGS. COULD YOU DO ALL THINGS FOR ME? COULD YOU CHANGE ME? COULD YOU MAKE ME NEW? NOW, WE’RE GOING TO PRAY. DON’T TURN AWAY. IF YOU’RE HAVING A PROBLEM WITH ADDICTION, IF YOU’RE HAVING A PROBLEM WITH JUST BEING WHO YOU ARE, DON’T TURN AWAY. RIGHT NOW LET’S PRAY AND LET’S LET GOD. PRAY WITH ME. JESUS — THAT’S RIGHT, SAY HIS NAME. JESUS, I CAN’T DO THIS. I CAN’T CHANGE. BUT I ASK THAT YOU COME IN AND THAT YOU MAKE ME NEW, AND THAT YOU CHANGE ME. JESUS, FORGIVE ME OF THE THINGS THAT I’VE DONE WRONG. SET ME ON THE PATH TO FREEDOM. AND BREAK THESE COMPULSIONS OFF OF MY LIFE. AND, JESUS, IF YOU’LL DO THIS, I WANT TO FOLLOW YOU ALL THE DAYS OF MY LIFE. HEAR MY PRAYER NOW, FOR I PRAY IT IN YOUR NAME. AMEN. AND AMEN. IF YOU PRAYED WITH ME, GIVE US A CALL: 1-888-777-1999. WE LEAVE YOU WITH A VERSE: “HE WHO SAT ON THE THRONE SAID, BEHOLD, I MAKE ALL THINGS NEW.”

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