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The 700 Club – August 23, 2019


COMING UP, THE KENDRICK
BROTHERS ARE BACK WITH THEIR BIGGEST MOVIE TO DATE.
>>WATCH WHAT GOD DOES WITH THAT.
>>THE TEAM BEHIND WHAT WILLIAM TAKES US INSIDE OVERCOMER.
>> OUR FAMILY WAS VERY STRICT MUSLIMS.
WE BELIEVED IN THE FIVE PILLARS OF ISLAM.
>>THEIR SEARCH FOR THE TRUE FAITH.
>>I KNEW GOD WOULD ANSWER.>>ON TODAY’S 700 CLUB.
>>>HI EVERYONE. IT IS FRIDAY.
WE WILL CONTINUE TO 700 CLUB OKAY HAVE GREAT STORIES COMING
UP. PRESIDENT TRUMP IS DOUBLING
DOWN AFTER TWO HARD BLOWS HIT THE ECONOMY THIS WEEK THAT HAVE
THE DEMOCRATS SMELLING BLOOD. JENNIFER WISHON ON HAS THE
STORY.>>Reporter: AS TALK OF
RECESSION FILLS THE HOT AIR HERE IN WASHINGTON, THE TRUMP
ADMINISTRATION IS PUSHING BACK WITH ITS OWN MESSAGE OF
CONFIDENCE. SPEAKING TO REPORTERS OUTSIDE
THE WHITE HOUSE, THE CHIEF ECONOMIC ADVISOR OFFERING
ASSURANCES THE TEA LEAVES THE ADMINISTRATION IS READING PUT
UP A FUTURE ECONOMY.>>FOLKS ARE WORKING AND
SPENDING. AND THEY ARE SAVING, WHICH IS
TERRIFIC. TO ME THERE IS NO END IN SIGHT.
>>Reporter: IF ANYONE IS AT FAULT, THE PRESIDENT SAYS IT IS
THE FED FOR NOT LOWERING INTEREST RATES.
BUT I THINK I CAN BE HELPED OUT BY THE FED, BUT THE FED DOESN’T
LIKE HELPING ME TOO MUCH.>>Reporter: THE ADMINISTRATION
IS FLOATING SOLUTIONS, INCLUDING MORE TAX CUTS.
>>WE HAVE FOR A WHILE BUT LOOKING AT SOMETHING I CALL TAX
CUTS TO.0 WHICH WOULD BE A COMPILATION OF OUR BEST
THINKING ON ADDITIONAL TAX RELIEF, INCENTIVES FOR THE
MIDDLE CLASS, FOR BLUE-COLLAR WORKERS AND ALL BUSINESSES AND
SO FORTH.>>Reporter: THE ADMINISTRATION
IS IN REPAIR MODE AFTER TAKING TWO CLOSE THIS WEEK, FIRST THE
CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE PREDICTED THE FEDERAL DEFICIT
WILL EXCEED $1 TRILLION BY 2020.
>>BOTH PARTIES WANT TO PLAY SANTA CLAUS.
THEY SPEND TOO MUCH MONEY. THE MOST IMPORTANT THING TO GET
THE DEFICIT DOWN IS TO KEEP THE ECONOMY BOOMING.
WE HAVE HAD TWO SOLID YEARS OF ECONOMIC GROWTH.
>>Reporter: THEN THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS REVISED ITS
NUMBERS TO REVEAL THE ECONOMY CREATED 500,000 FEWER JOBS THAN
ORIGINALLY REPORTED. STILL MORE, THE PROBLEM IS A
JOBS, RATHER, TO VIEW WORK IS.>>WE HAVE ONE .5 MILLION MORE
JOBS THAN PEOPLE THAT ARE LOOKING FOR JOBS.
>>Reporter: THE NEWS HAS DEMOCRATS SEEKING THE
NOMINATION FOR PRESIDENT SMELLING BLOOD.
ON THE STUMP, JOE BIDEN BLAME SIGNS OF A SLOWING ECONOMY ON
THE PRESIDENT’S TRADE WAR WITH CHINA.
DEMOCRATS KNOW A WEAK ECONOMY COULD GIVE THEM A MAJOR EDGE IN
2020. THIS IS A NEW AP POLL SHOWS
STRONG DISAPPROVAL OF THE PRESIDENT’S PERFORMANCE ACROSS
THE BOARD, BUT THE ONE AREA PEOPLE APPROVE OF MOST IS HIS
HANDLING OF THE ECONOMY. THE PRESIDENT IS OFF TO FRANCE
FOR THE G7 SUMMIT, AND WHERE THE ECONOMY IS CONCERNED, HE
WILL ENCOURAGE HIS ALLIES TO BE MORE LIKE THE U.S.
>>IF OUR FRIENDS WOULD ADOPT SOME OF THE PROGROWTH POLICIES
THAT WE HAVE ADOPTED, THEIR GROWTH WOULD IMPROVE MARKEDLY.
>>Reporter: AT THE PRESIDENT URGING, G7 LEADERS WILL MEET
TOMORROW MORNING TO DISCUSS THE ECONOMY AND TRADE.
JENNIFER WAS SHOT, CBN NEWS, WASHINGTON.
>>>WITH THESE PROGROWTH POLICIES, WE WILL SEE WHETHER
THE ECONOMY CAN HOLD ITS OWN UP TO THE ELECTION.
>>>IN OTHER NEWS, CHINA IS FIRING ANOTHER SHOT AND ITS
TRADE WAR WITH AMERICA. JOHN JESSUP HAS MORE FROM THE
BUREAU IN WASHINGTON.>>Reporter: BEIJING IS
ANNOUNCING TODAY IT WILL RAISE TARIFFS ON $75 MILLION OF
AMERICA PRODUCT. IT DID NOT SPECIFY WHICH GOODS
WOULD BE AFFECTED, BUT THEY SAY THE TARIFFS WILL BEGIN
SEPTEMBER 1 AND DECEMBER 15 BUT THE MOVE IS SEEN AS RETALIATION
FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP’S PLAN TO RAISE TARIFFS A MORE CHINESE
GOODS ON SEPTEMBER 1.>>> WITH TENSION STILL HIGH IN
THE PERSIAN GULF, IRAN OF CONDUCTING MASSIVE MILITARY
EXERCISES, BUT IT’S NOT JUST WARGAMES.
SOME OF THE FIGHTING ISRAEL AS THE IRANIAN FORCES TARGET WITH
A CALL TERRORIST GROUPS ON THEIR BORDERS.
IT IS ALSO UNVEILING A NEW LONG- RANGE DEFENSE MISSILE SYSTEM.
THE IRANIAN PRESIDENT SAYS THE SYSTEM IS ABLE TO RECOGNIZE UP
TO 100 TARGETS AT A TIME AND CONFRONT THEM WITH SIX
DIFFERENT WEAPONS. IT IS TOUTED AS AN IRANIAN
VERSION OF THE RUSSIAN MISSILE SYSTEM.
THE U.S. REIMPOSE SANCTIONS ON IRAN AFTER PULLING OUT OF THE
NUCLEAR DEAL LAST YEAR. PRESIDENT TRUMP ARGUES IT DID
NOT DO ENOUGH TO LIMIT THE BALLISTIC MISSILE PROGRAM.
TRUCK IRAQ HAS ISSUED A WARNING OF A RESPONSE IF ISRAEL ATTACKS
TARGETS ON ITS SOIL. THIS JUST HOURS AFTER THE U.S.
CONFIRMED ISRAEL BOND AN IRANIAN WEAPONS DEPOT IN THE
COUNTRY LAST MONTH. THE ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER HAS
BEEN HINTING ISRAEL CARRIED OUT THAT STRIKE THE KILLED TWO
IRANIAN MILITARY COMMANDERS. THE IRAQ PREMISES SAYS OF
ISRAEL CONTINUES TO HIT TARGETS IN IRAQ, THE COUNTRY WILL
TRANSFORM INTO A BATTLE ARENA THE DRUGS IN MULTIPLE
COUNTRIES, INCLUDING IRAN.>>>TOURNEY BACK HOME INTO THE
2020 ELECTION, DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES ARE WORKING THE
GROUND GAME IN IOWA. THIS IS FAR BETTER JOE BIDEN
TRIES TO LOCK IN HIS LEAD WITH ANOTHER TV CAMPAIGN AT.
ABIGAIL ROBERTSON HAS MORE ON THE STRATEGY.
>>Reporter: NO ONE IS MORE QUALIFIED TO BE DONALD TRUMP.
THAT IS THE MESSAGE IN THE SIX FIGURE TV AND DIGITAL AD BY AN
IOWA FOR JOHN OBEIDIN UNVEILED THIS WEEK.
>>WE HAVE TO BEAT DONALD TRUMP.
>>Reporter: A MESSAGE THE DEMOCRATIC FRONT RUNNERS WIFE
IS ALSO PITCHING ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL.
>>AS THE FIELD BEGINS TO SHOOT STRAIGHT AND STRONGER
CANDIDATES EMERGE, DOCTOR BIDEN IS ENCOURAGING VOTERS TO PUT
ISSUES ASIDE AND FOCUS ON THE BIG PICTURE.
>>HEALTHCARE. YOU HAVE GOT TO LOOK AT WHO IS
GOING TO WIN THIS ELECTION.>>Reporter: THE FORMER VICE
PRESIDENT SAYING THIS ABOUT HER COMMENTS.
>>BETTA CBN NEWS LEARNED, IN A RECENT TRIP TO IOWA, NOT ALL
DEMOCRAT VOTERS ARE CONFIDENT IN HIS ELECTABILITY.
>>IF IT IS JOE BIDEN, THAT IS GOING TO BE A BIG MISTAKE IF WE
NOMINATE JOE.>>BIDEN HAS DONE AS GREAT HIS
WHOLE HISTORY WITH US FOR DEMOCRATIC PARTY, BUT IF YOU
LIKE HIS TIME IS DONE. WE NEED A LITTLE BIT MORE
BLOOD.>>Reporter: OVER A YEAR OUT
FROM ELECTION DAY, SOME CAUTION BIDEN MIGHT BE PUTTING TOO MUCH
FAITH IN THE POLLS AS OTHER CANDIDATES GAIN MORE NATIONAL
NAME RECOGNITION AND SUPPORT FOR THEIR POLICIES AND IDEAS.
REPORTING FROM WASHINGTON, ABIGAIL ROBERTSON, CBN NEWS.
>>>A FEDERAL APPEALS COURT IN COLORADO RULED THAT STATES
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTORS DO NOT HAVE TO BACK THE CANDIDATE WHO
WINS THE STATE POPULAR VOTE. THE CASE ADDRESSES A DECISION
OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE WHEN WILLIAMS ORDERING THE ELECTORS
TO BACK HILLARY CLINTON BACK IN 2016.
THE APPEALS COURT RULED THE CONSTITUTION PROVIDES
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTORS THE RIGHT TO CAST A VOTE FOR PRESIDENT
AND VICE PRESIDENT WITH DISCRETION.
AND A STATE DOES NOT POSSESS COUNTERVAILING AUTHORITY TO
REMOVE AN ELECTOR AND CANCEL HIS VOTE IN RESPONSE TO THE
EXERCISE OF THAT CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT.
THE DECISION IS LIKELY HEADED TO THE SUPREME COURT.
>>>IS PROPHECY COMING TRUE IN THE HOLY LAND?
SOME SAY YES IS MORE THAN 200 NEW IMMIGRANTS FROM ACROSS THE
GLOBE ARRIVED RECENTLY IN JERUSALEM.
AS CHRIS MITCHELL REPORTS, THEY BELIEVE IT IS A FILAMENT OF
GODS PROMISE TO GATHER HIS PEOPLE FROM THE FOUR CORNERS OF
THE WORLD.>>Reporter: AFTER A 10 HOUR
FLIGHT, WITH SOME WAITING AND PLANNING THE TRIP FOR YEARS,
THESE NEW IMMIGRANTS SET FOOT ON THE PROMISED LAND.
THE ARRIVALS COME FROM 22 STATES, TWO CANADIAN PROVINCES
AND INCLUDE ONE OF HER THREE CHILDREN, THREE SETS OF TWINS
AND A 28-DAY-OLD BABY.>>THIS IS A GREAT SITUATION
FOR THE STATE OF ISRAEL. 240 JEWS FROM NORTH AMERICA
ARRIVE IN ISRAEL HERE , AND WE ARE VERY PROUD TO HAVE THEM AS
SOLDIERS AND PARTNERS IN THE STATE OF ISRAEL.
>>Reporter: HE ORGANIZED THIS ARRIVAL, A MILESTONE FOR THE
ORGANIZATION.>>60,000, AS GLORIOUS AS THE
FIRST FLIGHT. SEE PEOPLE FULFILL THEIR
DREAMS. COMING HOME.
IT IS REMARKABLE.>>THE FIRST PERSON IS JUST AS
EXCITING AS A 60,000 PERSONS RIGHT NOW.
>>Reporter: THIS BROTHER AND SISTER REUNITED AFTER TWO
YEARS.>>I AM OVERJOYED.
IT IS SO WEIRD. I’VE BEEN HERE ALONE AND NOW I
HAVE MY BROTHER. AMAZING.
>>Reporter: AND FAMILIES MADE THE JOURNEY.
>>IT IS ONE OF THE MOST AMAZING FEELINGS IN THE WORLD
TO BE ABLE TO COME TO OUR HOMELAND TO BE PART OF THE
STATE OF ISRAEL, THE JEWISH HOMELAND WE HAVE ALWAYS DREAMED
OF BEING A PART OF.>>WE ARE LIVING THE DREAM.
>>Reporter: HE BROUGHT THOUSANDS OF JEWS TO THE LAND
OF ISRAEL AND PASSED AWAY RECENTLY.
>>I MISS MY BROTHER BEING HERE. I KNOW HE WOULD’VE BEEN THE
FIRST ONE TO GREET DAVID. HE LOVED HIM SO MUCH.
>>Reporter: FOR THE EBSTEIN’S AND MANY OTHER FAMILIES IT IS
ABOUT THE GENERATIONS.>>WE’RE SO PROUD OF THEM TO
MAKE THIS DECISION AT THIS STAGE IN THEIR LIFE, TO COME
BACK HOME WHERE MY FATHER WAS BORN, MY GRANDFATHER, MY GREAT
FATHER, AND NOW THIS GENERATION IS COMING HOME.
>>Reporter: IT IS ALSO ABOUT THE BIBLE COMING TO LIFE.
>>THE GATHERING OF THE EXILE, BRINGING THE JEWISH PEOPLE
HOME. IT IS NOT EVEN BECAUSE OF THE
FULFILLMENT OF PROPHECIES THAT I AM SO HAPPY, IS BECAUSE MY
FAMILY IS COMING HOME. WE ARE ALTOGETHER FINALLY.
WHEN WE ARE ALTOGETHER IN OUR LAND, GOD BRINGS LIGHT TO THE
WHOLE WORLD.>>Reporter: FOR THESE NEW
ARRIVALS, THE ISRAEL ADVENTURE IS JUST BEGINNING.
CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS.>>>A LOT OF HAPPY AND EXCITED FACES
THERE.>>WHY, THEY REALLY ARE. THAT
IS QUITE A COMMITMENT. A NEW LANGUAGE, A NEW CULTURE,
NEW EVERYTHING. AND YET THEY COMMITMENT THAT IS
BONE DEEP IN THE HEARTS OF SO MANY JEWISH PEOPLE.
WE WISH THEM WELL AS THEY SETTLE INTO THEIR NEW COUNTRY.
>>>NEXT, TWISTS AND TURNS IN TEARS.
BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE LATEST KENDRICK BROTHERS MOVIE.
WELL OVERCOMER TRUMP WAR ROOM?>>>ALSO HAD, A GIRL FORCED TO
LIE NEXT TO HER FATHER WHILE HE ASSAULTED HER SISTER.
THE POUNDING ON THE DOOR THAT RESCUED HER AND WHO WAS
KNOCKING. THAT IS COMING UP.
>>>FOUR YEARS AGO THE BLOCKBUSTER
FAITH-BASED FILM WAR ROOM STUNNED HOLLYWOOD.
TODAY ALEX AND STEPHEN KENDRICK HAVE A NEW MOVIE HITTING
THEATERS NATIONWIDE. IT IS CALLED OVERCOMER.
EFREM GRAHAM WAS AT THE ATLANTA PREMIER WITH THE KENDRICK
BROTHERS TO BRING US AN INSIDE LOOK.
>>SEEMS LIKE EVERY FIVE OR SIX YEARS I GET TO DO A PROJECT I
ACT IN. THIS IS MY SECOND TIME DOING
THE COACH THING.>>Reporter: ALEX, HE WRITES,
DIRECTED STARS IN THE MUCH- ANTICIPATED FOLLOW-UP TO WAR
ROOM. THIS IS OVERCOMER.
>>YOU WERE AT FRANKLIN HALL LAST YEAR.
BORN ON VALENTINE’S DAY. I AM SORRY HANNAH.
>>IT IS FOR MY ASTHMA.>>YOU HAVE ASTHMA.
>>YES SIR.>>OKAY.
>>THIS IS THE STORY OF A RUNNER RUNNING A RACE.
WHY THAT PARTICULAR STORYLINE?>>IT WAS 2011, AND I WAS AT
ONE OF MY KIDS CROSS-COUNTRY EVENTS.
I SAW A LOT OF DADS COACHING THEIR KIDS, SPEAKING TO THEM,
AFFIRMING THEM. I REMEMBERED PAUL IN SCRIPTURE
@FAITH IS SOMETIMES LIKE A RACE, AND YOU WANT TO FINISH WELL.
YOU WANT TO CROSS THE LINE AND FINISH WELL.
I SAW THE CORRELATION. IT WAS VERY INTERESTING.
THAT I WENT INTO A PRAYER INCUBATOR AND WE DID COURAGEOUS
AND WAR ROOM. AS WE WERE PRAYING ABOUT WHAT
LORD WHAT YOU WANT US TO DO, THAT CAME BACK TO MIND, IN THE
PROMPTED TO TALK ABOUT IDENTITY.
>>YOUR IDENTITY WILL BE TIED TO WHATEVER YOU GIVE YOUR HEART
TO. IT DOESN’T SOUND LIKE THE LORD
HAS FIRST PLACE.>>OUR CULTURE WANTS TO SEE
YOUR IDENTITY IS WHAT YOU FEEL OR WHAT CULTURE SAYS ABOUT YOU,
MAYBE SOME STATUS, JOB STATUS, FINANCIAL STATUS.
AND ALL THOSE THINGS CAN CHANGE.
SO WHO ARE YOU WHEN WHAT YOU’RE KNOWN FOR IS STRIPPED AWAY?
>>THERE IS NO CROSS-COUNTRY PROGRAM.
>>WHAT YOU MEAN THERE IS NO PROGRAM
>>ONE GIRL SHOWED UP AND SHE HAS ASTHMA.
>>YOU MEAN HANNAH SCOTT. THAT SHE WANT TO RUN?
>>YES, BUT WE CAN’T ALLOW THAT.
>>Reporter: BIBLE TEACHER PRISCILLA SHIRE RETURNS TO THE
BIG SCREEN TO HELP TELL THE STORY.
>>YOU HAVE THREE FILMS UNDER YOUR BELT NOW, CONTINUE
YOURSELF AN ACTRESS?>>I GUESS IT IS HARD AT THIS
POINT IS A NO-NO. BUT IT IS HARD TO INTERNALIZE
THAT BECAUSE I KNOW I AM NOT TRAINED IN ACTING.
I SO RESPECT THOSE WHO ARE BECAUSE NOW I KNOW THAT THEY
ARE FOR REAL. TAKES A LOT OF WORK TO BE GOOD
AT THAT CRAFT. I HAVE SO MUCH RESPECT FOR THE
PEOPLE WHO DO IT ALL THE TIME.>>WE KNOW YOU AS A BIBLE
TEACHER, IF YOU COULD APPLY A BIBLE LESSON TO THIS FILM, WHAT
WOULD IT BE?>>MINI LIKE AN ILLUSTRATION?
[ LAUGHTER ] YOU ARE REALLY THINKING.
A BIBLE LESSON. THE PERSON IN SCRIPTURE THAT
COMES TO MY MIND WHEN I THINK ABOUT IDENTITY, WHICH IS THE
CRUX OF THIS FILM, IS GIDEON. I THINK ABOUT GIDEON BECAUSE
WHEN YOU FIRST MEET HIM IN SCRIPTURE, HE IS IN A WINEPRESS
. IS NOT SUPPOSED TO BE DOING THAT.
THAT IS NORMALLY SOMETHING YOU DO OUT IN THE OPEN, BUT HE IS
HIDING, SO WHEN WE MEET HIM HE IS OPERATING IN FEAR AND
INSECURITY. GOD SHOWS UP AND SAYS TO HIM,
YOU ARE A VALUED WARRIOR. HE SPEAKS TRUTH TO HIM EVEN
WHILE HE IS IN THE PROCESS OF BEHAVING IN OPPOSITION TO THE
TRUTH. SO THIS IS HOW CRITICAL
IDENTITY IS. WE ARE NOT OUR BEHAVIOR.
I LOVE HOW GOD COMES TO GIDEON AND SAYS, EVEN WHILE YOU’RE
OPERATING IN A WAY INCONGRUENT WITH THE TRUTH, I’VE COME TO
REMIND YOU WHO YOU ARE. THAT IS WHAT I’M HOPING
OVERCOMER DOES. IT JUST REMINDS PEOPLE YOU ARE
WHO GOD SAYS YOU ARE.>>YOU GIVE SOME VERY
INSPIRATIONAL SPEECHES TO THE PLAYERS, GOING THE EXTRA MILE.
>>Reporter: AS ALWAYS STEPHEN KENDRICK IS BY HIS SIDE FOR THE
MAKING OF THIS LATEST MOVIE. WITH A SINGULAR MISSION.
>>WE FEEL LIKE IT IS OUR PART IN BEING OBEDIENT TO MAKE THE
MOVING GOD CALLS US TO MAKE ANY SET IT OFF TO THE WORLD LIKE A
KID OR SOMETHING AND SIT BACK AND WATCH WHAT GOD DOES WITH
IT.>>IS THIS THE BEST MOVIE YOU
MADE TO DATE?>>I DO BELIEVE OVERCOMER IS
THE BEST MOVIE IN SO MANY WAYS . THE BEST SHOT, THE BEST
LIGHTING, I WOULD SAY THE BEST ACTING IN SO MANY WAYS.
THE STORYLINE HAS SOME NEAT TWISTS AND TURNS IN A.
>>Reporter: AND A FEW TEARS.>>SOMETHING, SOMEONE LIES
FIRST PLACE IN YOUR HEART. BUT WHEN YOU FIND YOUR
IDENTITY, AND THE ONE WHO CREATED YOU, IT CHANGES YOUR
WHOLE PERSPECTIVE.>>WAR ROOM WAS PRETTY
POWERFUL. IT WILL BE REALLY WONDERFUL TO
SEE THE INSPIRATION THAT APPEARS TO BE COMING TO ALL OF
US IN THE FILM OVERCOMER WHICH OPENS IN THEATERS NATIONWIDE
TODAY. HOPE YOU ENJOY IT.
>>>NEXT, A DESPERATE TEENAGER SHEDS HER HEADDRESS AND HER
DIGNITY. THE MUSLIM GIRL WHO STARTED
STRIPPING AT THE TENDER AGE OF 15.
>>>PLUS, A RUNAWAY CHILD SLAVE WHO ONCE SLEPT ON THE STREETS
NOW A LEADER IN HIS CLASS AND NOT TOO LONG AWAY FROM COLLEGE.
HIS MIRACULOUS TURNAROUND. THAT IS STILL AHEAD.
>>>WELCOME BACK.
FORCED BY HER FATHER TO LISTEN TO HIM READ THE KORAN DURING
THE DAY, AT NIGHT FORCED TO HEAR HIM VIOLATE HER SISTER IN
THE BED THEY SHARE TOGETHER. HER CHILDHOOD WAS A TWISTED
TALE OF SPIRITUAL AND SEXUAL PERVERSION UNTIL THE NIGHT
POLICE POUNDED ON THE FRONT DOOR.
>>WE BELIEVED IN THE FIVE PILLARS OF ISLAM.
OUR FAMILY WAS VERY STRICT MUSLIMS.
WE BELIEVED IN MAKING PRAYER FIVE TIMES A DAY.
MY FATHER WAS VERY SERIOUS ABOUT US STUDYING THE KORAN AND
KNOWING WHAT IT SAID.>>Reporter: IT WAS DEMANDED OF
HER AS A CHILD. MISHA WESLEY HAD TO READ THE
KORAN ALLOWED. SHE OBEYED BECAUSE SHE WANTED
TO PLEASE ALLAH AND NOT ANGER HER FATHER.
>>I WAS VERY PROUD TO WEAR MY HEADDRESS EVEN AS A CHILD.
I FELT KIND OF SUPERIOR.>>Reporter: BUT DESPITE HIS
RELIGIOUS FERVOR, HER FATHER WAS PHYSICALLY AND SEXUALLY
ABUSIVE.>>MY MOM WAS SO HELPLESS.
SHE HAD NO ONE TO HELP HER. ONE TIME I SAW MY MOM AND DAD
FIGHT EACH OTHER. SHE WOULD THROW WEIGHTS AT HIM
TO FIGHT HIM BACK. IT WAS A VERY VIOLENT
UPBRINGING. I REMEMBER ONE TIME LAYING NEXT
TO MY SISTER AND MY FATHER AS HE SEXUALLY ABUSED HER.
IT WAS SO PAINFUL. THIS WAS MY NORMAL.
>>Reporter: THE PERVERSION OF VIOLENCE IN HER HOME MADE ALLAH
QUESTION ALLAH.>> I REALLY DOUBTED ALLAH A
LOT. I FELT THE URGE TO PRAY TO GOD
AND NOT ALLAH. I ASKED GOD, PLEASE HELP MY
SISTERS . I REMEMBER CRYING, AND I REMEMBER PRAYING THAT
PRAYER.>>Reporter: THE NEXT NIGHT
POLICE POUNDED ON THEIR DOOR AND ARRESTED HER FATHER.
HE WAS CHARGED WITH ROBBERY AND ATTEMPTED MURDER AND SENTENCED
TO 10 YEARS IN PRISON. TO MISHA IT WAS A SIGN.
>>I KEPT PRAYING THAT WAY BECAUSE I KNEW GOD WOULD ANSWER
.>>Reporter: TO GET HELP FROM
OTHER RELATIVES, HER MOTHER, HER DAUGHTERS AND YOUNG SON
MOVED TO NEW YORK CITY. HOWEVER, THERE WAS NEVER ENOUGH
MONEY TO SUPPORT THEM. SO IN HER EARLY TEENS, ALLAH
SHUT HER HEADDRESS AND HER DIGNITY TO HELP PAY FOR FOOD
AND RENT.>>I STARTED STRIPPING WHEN I
WAS 15 YEARS OLD. MY MOM DID NOT HAVE ANY IDEA.
IT WAS FAST AND EASY. AND I NEEDED THAT MONEY.
YOU KNOW, I STARTED BELIEVING, I DIDN’T CARE ABOUT ANY GOD,
ANY ALLAH. I WAS LIVING FAST AND LOVING
IT.>>Reporter: TWO YEARS AFTER
HER FATHER WAS PAROLED, HE DIED.
MISHA FOLLOWED HER MOTHER AND SISTERS TO ALABAMA WHERE THEY
RELOCATED. STILL IN HIGH SCHOOL, SHE MET
LARRY AND FELL IN LOVE. AFTER GRADUATION, THEY MARRIED.
>>THERE WAS A REAL THIS. HE WAS SO LOVING.
I THINK HE FILLED THAT VOID I REALLY WANTED SOMEONE TO LOVE
ME.>>Reporter: AT TIMES MISHA
WENT TO CHURCH WITH HIS FAMILY AND COUSIN.
>>WORSHIPING TOGETHER, MEN AND WOMEN TOGETHER, BEING RAISED AS
MUSLIM, NOT HAVING MEN AND WOMEN TOGETHER , I THOUGHT IT
WAS STRANGE.>>Reporter: MISHA WAS NOT
EXCITED ABOUT CHURCH, BUT RATHER, A SECRET RELATIONSHIP.
SHE LEFT LARRY AND COMMITTED ADULTERY WITH AN OLDER MAN.
>>I SAW MY FATHER BE PROMISCUOUS AND THOUGHT IT WAS
OKAY WHILE HE WAS MARRIED. SO I FIGURED, YOU KNOW, WHY
NOT?>>Reporter: MISHA AND LARRY
GOT BACK TOGETHER TO TRY TO WORK THROUGH THE BETRAYAL.
LARRY’S FAMILY STARTED POSTING SERMONS ON HER FACEBOOK PAGE
ABOUT JESUS. ONE DAY ALLAH LISTEN TO A POST
THAT OVERWHELMED HER.>>I DON’T KNOW HOW LONG I WAS
OUT. I JUST DON’T KNOW.
BUT I KNOW THAT I WAS OUT. THAT DAY MY SOUL WAS SAVED
BECAUSE IN THE PRAYER SHE WAS SAYING SURRENDER.
I SURRENDER. AND I KEPT TELLING JESUS, I
SURRENDER. I SURRENDER.
I SURRENDER JESUS. IT WAS LIKE IT WASHED OVER ME.
A FEAR THAT WAS HEAVY, AND I FELT ALL OVER ME.
IT WAS NO LONGER GOD. IT WAS JESUS.
AND I SURRENDER TO HIM THAT DAY FULLY AND TOTALLY BECAUSE I
SAID IT WITH MY MOUTH, WITH MY HEART, WITH MY MIND.
I MEANT IT.>>Reporter: IMMEDIATELY MISHA
FELT DEEP SORROW FOR THOUGH SHE HARD, ESPECIALLY LARRY , AND
FORGIVENESS TOWARDS THOSE WHO WOUNDED HER.
>>IT AT A MORE PAIN IN MY HEART TO SEE LARRY IN PAIN, TO
SEE LARRY HURTING. THE WAY I MADE HIM HURT.
I ACTUALLY LOOKED AT HIM AND SAID I CAUSE THIS.
EVERYBODY WHO OFFENDED ME OR EVERYBODY WHO DID ANYTHING TO
ME, HE TOLD ME TO PRAY FOR THEM.
LET THEM GO.>>Reporter: ALL HER DESIRES
AND PRIORITIES CHANGED WE.>>I STARTED TO WANT AND DESIRE
HIS WORD. I WAS READING THE BIBLE MORE
AND MORE. I WAS HUNGRY, BUT NOW BECAUSE I
TAKE THE WORD AND APPLY THE WORD TO MY LIFE, TO MY FAMILY,
TO THOSE AROUND ME, TO THE CHILDREN I MINISTER TO, THAT IS
THE DIFFERENCE. WE HAVE PEACE, WE HAVE LOVE,
AND I REMEMBER THE LORD ALWAYS TOLD ME, I WILL NEVER ALLOW
VIOLENCE IN YOUR LAND EVER AGAIN.
THERE IS NO MORE VIOLENCE. JESUS GAVE ME SOMETHING I NEVER
HAD. HE WAS THE FATHER.
HE WAS THE FATHER I WAS SEEKING FROM OTHER MEN, EVEN IN THE
STRIP CLUB. HE WAS THE GOOD FATHER THAT I
DESPERATELY WANTED TO MEET AND NEEDED.
>>HE IS OUR GOOD FATHER. BUT MANY OF YOU MAYBE HAVE
EXPERIENCED WHAT MISHA DID. SOMEONE WHO SHOULD HAVE BEEN
GOOD IN YOUR LIFE, SOMEONE WHO SHOULD HAVE BEEN KIND, WHO
SHOULD HAVE BEEN HELPING YOU TO GROW UNDER THE PERSON YOU WERE
CREATED TO BE VIOLATES YOU. IT HAPPENED TO HER ON MANY
LEVELS. AND YOU STOP TRUSTING THAT
THERE IS GOODNESS IN THE WORLD, LET ALONE IN GOD.
AND SO, THE NATURAL INCLINATION IN TIMES LIKE THAT IS TO TRY TO
CONTROL HER CIRCUMSTANCES. THAT IS WHY SHE LOVED THE
STRIPPING. SHE GOT TO CONTROL WHAT SHE WAS
DOING, EVEN CONTROLLING THE MEN SHE STRIPPED FOR.
BUT ULTIMATELY, THE SAYING THAT HAS HARMED OUR SPIRIT COMES
BACK TO HAUNT US BECAUSE WE WERE CREATED TO HAVE A
RELATIONSHIP WITH OUR CREATOR. THERE IS A SPACE INSIDE OF US,
A SHAPE INSIDE OF US THAT NOTHING ELSE CAN FILL.
AND SO, YOU CAN TRY TO KEEP BEING IN CHARGE, TRIED TO
KEEPING INTO CONTROL, TRY TO KEEP FILLING THE EMPTINESS, BUT
IN THE END, IT DOESN’T WORK. YOU COME BACK TO THE EMPTINESS
OF SELF. YOU KNOW, GOD IS SO AMAZINGLY
PATIENT. NOT JUST AMAZINGLY PATIENT, BUT
HOW POWERFUL IN THIS YOUNG GIRLS LIFE FOR HIM TO BE ABLE
T COME IN WITH THE MIDST OF SO MUCH MASS THAT HAVE BEEN
CREATED FROM THE TIME SHE WAS VERY YOUNG AND SORT IT ALL OUT
AND BRING HER RIGHT BACK TO THE VERY GOOD FATHER HEART OF GOD.
GOD WANTS TO DO THAT IN YOUR LIFE TODAY.
SOME OF US HAVE GONE THROUGH GREAT PAIN AS CHILDREN.
IT HAS SHAPED US INTO SOMETHING WE DON’T WANT TO BE.
SOMETIMES IT ISN’T EVEN AS CHILDREN, SOMETIMES AS ADULTS.
WILL HAVE BETRAYED, PEOPLE HAVE A LEFT, PEOPLE HAVE ABUSE.
THE THING ABOUT GOD IS, AND HE TELLS US THIS IN HIS WORD THAT
I HOPE YOU HEARD AND WHAT MISHA HAD TO SAY, HE NEVER CHANGES.
HE IS THE SAME YESTERDAY, TODAY AND FOREVER.
HE IS GOOD. AND HIS PLANS AND PURPOSES FOR
YOU ARE GOOD, BUT HERE’S THE DEAL, THE THING HE ASKS OF US
IS TO SURRENDER. TO SURRENDER MEANS YOU HAVE TO
LET GO OF CONTROLLING. IS CONTROLLING IS THE THING
THAT IS GIVING SOME PEACE FOR YOU, TEMPORARY AS IT MAY BE,
TODAY IS THE DAY GOD IS SAYING WILL YOU TRUST ME?
WILL YOU LET ME FILL THAT EMPTINESS INSIDE OF YOU?
WILL YOU LET ME GIVE YOU A BRAN NEW BEGINNING?
WHO DOESN’T WANT THAT? WITH JESUS, YOU GET THAT EVERY
DAY. YOU CAN PRAY WITH ME RIGHT NOW
AND START THIS ADVENTURE YOURSELF.
DON’T WORRY ABOUT THE FEAR YOU FEEL INSIDE OF YOU.
IT WILL LEAVE ONE TO UNDERSTAND HOW GOOD HE IS AND HOW MUCH HE
LOVES YOU. LET’S PRAY TOGETHER.
JESUS, I DON’T KNOW EVERYTHING I PROBABLY SHOULD KNOW ABOUT
YOU. I DON’T KNOW EVERYTHING I
SHOULD KNOW ABOUT YOUR WORD, THE BIBLE.
I DON’T EVEN KNOW HOW TO LET GO OF SOME OF THE THINGS I’VE
ALLOWED TO CREEP INTO MY LIFE, BUT I KNOW I AM EMPTY, I KNOW I
NEED YOU, I KNOW I AM BITTER AND ANGRY.
I KNOW I WAS CREATED TO BE RELATIONAL WITH YOU FIRST AND
THEN WITH OTHERS. IT IS ALL MESSED UP INSIDE OF
ME. I AM LISTENING TO THAT STORY
AND TODAY COMING TO YOU. I WANT YOU TO BE MY GOOD FATHER.
I AM LAYING IT ALL DOWN BEFORE YOU, AND I AM SAYING WHAT MISHA
SAID. I SURRENDER, I SURRENDER, I
SURRENDER. TAKE IT ALL.
WILL YOU MAKE SOMETHING OUT OF THE MESS OF MY LIFE?
WILL YOU GIVE ME BEAUTY FOR ASHES?
THE OIL OF JOY FOR MOURNING? A GARMENT OF PRAISE FOR A
SPIRIT OF HEAVINESS? I WANT TO BELONG TO YOU.
FILL ME, TOUCH ME, TEACH ME, SHOW ME, FORGIVE ME.
AND THEN FILL ME WITH YOUR HOLY SPIRIT GOD SO THAT I CAN LIVE
FOR YOU. I WANT TO BE YOUR CHILD.
@SHOW ME HOW TO DO THAT. AND JESUS’ NAME I PRAY.
AMEN. IF YOU STARTED THE JOURNEY, IT
IS A BIG ADVENTURE YOU ARE ON. WHAT DO YOU DO NOW?
HOW DO YOU GROW IN THIS RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD?
WE HAVE A PACKET CALLED A NEW DAY.
IT IS FREE AND HAS BEEN MADE FOR YOU.
IT IS FILLED WITH INFORMATION ON HOW TO FOLLOW CHRIST.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A CHRISTIAN?
IT IS YOURS FOR FREE AND SO THE NUMBER TO CALL TO GET IT.
TOLL-FREE, 1-800-700-7000 . THIS CALL NOW.
THAT I PRAYED THAT PRAYER AND WOULD LIKE THE NEW DAY PACKET.
WE WILL GET IT OUT TO YOU RIGHT AWAY.
>>>COMING UP LATER, EMPTY ARMS.
THE WIFE WHO LONG FOR A CHILD OF HER OWN AND WOUND UP WITH
FOUR OTHERS. THEIR EMOTIONAL MEETING AFTER
YEARS OF WAITING.>>>BUT FIRST, FROM SLAVE TO
SCHOLAR, AN UNBELIEVABLE JOURNEY.
THAT IS STILL AHEAD.>>>WELCOME BACK TO WASHINGTON FOR
THIS NEWSBREAK. A PIECE OF LAND OF VIRGINIA IS
HOME TO EVENTS THAT LED TO BOTH THE BEGINNING AND THE END OF A
SHAMEFUL PIECE OF AMERICAN HISTORY.
THIS MONTH MARKS 400 YEARS IS THE FIRST ENSLAVED AFRICANS TO
REACH AMERICAN SHORES ARRIVED AT.COMFORT IS WHAT IS NOW KNOWN
AS FORT MONROE IN HAMPTON VIRGINIA.
HUNDREDS OF YEARS AFTER THE ARRIVAL OF SLAVERY, THAT SAME
PENINSULA BECAME A REFUGE FOR ENSLAVED PEOPLE DURING THE
CIVIL WAR. CALLED FREEDOMS FORTRESS, IT
BECAME A UNIT STRONGHOLD IN CONFEDERATE TERRITORY FOR
FREEDOM SEEKERS ESCAPING FROM SLAVE STATES.>>>STAR THE FAITH-
BASED FILM UNPLANNED RECENTLY ANNOUNCED THE LAUNCH OF A NEW
SCHOLARSHIP DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR WOMEN WITH
UNEXPECTED PREGNANCIES. SHE TWEETED, I AM SO EXCITED TO
ANNOUNCE I PARTNERED WITH HEART THE INTERNATIONAL TO LAUNCH THE
UNPLANNED MOVIE SCHOLARSHIP. THE PROGRAM OFFERS MOM FACING
UNPLANNED PREGNANCIES A CHANCE TO CONTINUE PURSUING THEIR
EDUCATION WHILE RAISING THEIR CHILDREN.
WOMEN WHO QUALIFY FOR THE PRO- LIFE GRANT WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR
AN ANNUAL $5000 SCHOLARSHIP TO PUT TOWARD THEIR STUDIES.>>>
YOU CAN ALWAYS GET THE LATEST FROM CBN NEWS BY GOING TO OUR
WEBSITE, CBN NEWS.COM. TERRY WILL BE BACK WITH MORE OF
THE 700 CLUB RIGHT AFTER THIS.>>>
STARVE, BEATEN WITH STILETTOS, TREATED LIKE A SLAVE.
THAT IS HOW AN ORPHAN NAME ERIC SUFFERED AT THE HANDS OF HIS
OWN AUNT. KNOW WHAT HE RAN AWAY TO LIVE
ON THE STREETS. THE MIRACLE?
NOW THE SAME BOY IS ON HIS WAY TO COLLEGE.
>>Reporter: TODAY THANKS IN PART TO THE HELP OF CBN ORPHANS
PROMISE, ERIC DREAMS OF BECOMING A LAWYER.
BUT JUST A FEW YEARS AGO HIS ONLY FOCUS WAS SURVIVAL.
>>AFTER MY PARENTS DIED, I WENT TO LIVE WITH MY UNCLE.
MY AUNT DIDN’T WANT ME AROUND AND TREATED ME LIKE A SERVANT.
SHE DIDN’T FEED OR CLOSE TO ME.>>Reporter: ONE TO A TEACHER
WHO COULD TELL HE WAS STARVING GAVE HIM SOME BREAD.
WHEN HIS AUNT FOUND OUT ABOUT IT, SHE WAS FURIOUS.
>>THAT DAY SHE BE TO MEET WITH THE HEEL OF HER SHOE.
I STILL HAVE A SCAR OVER MY EYE FROM IT.
I RAN AWAY MANY TIMES AND SLEPT ON THE GROUND.
>>THIS WAS THE KIND OF PLACE YOU STAYED?
>>YES.>>WHAT WAS IT LIKE AT NIGHT?
>>VERY COLD. I PRAY TO GOD TO INTERVENE IN
MY SITUATION.>>Reporter: HIS AUNT
EVENTUALLY TOOK HIM TO A CHILDREN’S HOME SUPPORTED BY
ORPHANS PROMISE. THERE WE GAVE ERIC ALL THE LOVE
AND CARE HE DESPERATELY NEEDED.>>I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD HAVE
THE LIFE I AM LIVING NOW. BEING HERE BROUGHT JOY BACK
INTO MY LIFE.>>Reporter: WE ALSO ENROLLED
ERIC IN A PRIVATE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL WHERE HE IS A LEADER IN
HIS CLASS.>>I BELIEVE GOD HAS CALLED ME
TO BE A LAWYER. I WANT TO HELP CHILDREN GOING
THROUGH THE SAME THINGS I WENT THROUGH.
TRUCK WITH THE HELP OF ORPHANS PROMISE, ERIC RECENTLY MOVED TO
THE UNITED STATES. WE HELP TO FIND A FOSTER FAMILY
THAT WILL LIVE WITH HIM UNTIL HE FINISHES HIGH SCHOOL.
THEN HE WILL STUDY AT REGENT UNIVERSITY.
>>MY AUNT BEAT ME AND GOT RID OF ME, BUT GOD USE THAT
SUFFERING FOR A MUCH BIGGER PURPOSE.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO SAVED ME.
GAVE ME CLOTHING AND GAVE ME AN EDUCATION.
BECAUSE OF YOU, I WILL BE ABLE TO HELP OTHERS.
I LOVE YOU.>>IT IS AN AMAZING STORY.
WHEN GOD HAS SOMETHING HE INTENDS TO DO IN YOUR LIFE, IF
YOU TRUST HIM, IT CAN’T BE STOPPED.
THIS WONDERFUL FAMILY IN NEW YORK HAS OPENED THEIR HOME.
THIS IS IT THE FIRST TIME THEY HAVE DONE THIS.
ERIC IS DOING SO AMAZINGLY WELL.
HE HAS AN OPPORTUNITY TO PURSUE AN EDUCATION HERE IN THE UNITED
STATES THAT WILL TAKE HIM BACK AND MAKE HIM A LEADER IN HIS
OWN COUNTRY. IF YOU ARE A 700 CLUB MEMBER,
YOU HAVE HAD A HAND IN THAT. WE’RE TOUCHING LIVES AROUND THE
WORLD, MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN CIRCUMSTANCES THAT SEEM TO BE
IMPOSSIBLE. BUT WITH GOD, NOTHING IS
IMPOSSIBLE. THE BIBLE ALSO SAYS WHEN WE ARE
UNIFIED, WE CANNOT BE STOPPED. SO WE WANT TO ASK YOU TO UNIFY
WITH THOSE OF US WHO ARE 700 CLUB MEMBERS IN MAKING A
DIFFERENCE. $.65 A DAY, $20 A MONTH MAKES
YOU A 700 CLUB MEMBER. IT IS SO SIMPLE.
YOU CAN CALL HER TOLL-FREE NUMBER, 1-800-700-7000 . TO SAY
I WANT TO JOIN THE 700 CLUB. AND WHEN YOU DO, DO IT USING
PLEDGE EXPRESS. THAT IS ELECTRONIC MONTHLY
GIVING. I REALLY LOVE IT.
IT MEANS THE BANK DOES ALL THE WORK.
NO STAMPS OR ENVELOPES. YOU DON’T EVEN HAVE TO REMEMBER
TO SEND IT. IT IS ALL DONE FOR YOU.
EASY TO STOP WHATEVER YOU WANT, BUT IT SAVES US ADMINISTRATIVE
COSTS. SO EVEN MORE OF YOUR GIFT WHEN
YOU GIVE IT CAN BE PUT INTO THE WORK OF CBN AROUND THE WORLD.
THANK YOU FOR USING PLEDGE EXPRESS, WE WILL SEND YOU
POWERFUL LIFE TEACHES. WE WOULD LOVE TO SHARE THEM
WITH YOU. EVERY MONTH YOU GET ONE AS OUR
GIFT TO YOU. WE WANT TO SAVE THANK YOU IN
ADVANCE. BY THE WAY, I WANT YOU TO KNOW
THAT ORPHANS PROMISE IS OUR OUTREACH TO VULNERABLE AND
ORPHANED CHILDREN AROUND THE WORLD.
IF CHILDREN ARE A SPECIAL PASSION IN YOUR HEART AND YOU
WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE, YOU CAN GIVE TO THE
WORK OF ORPHANS PROMISE BY DESIGNATING YOUR GIFT.
WE THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR CARING ABOUT THE NEEDS OF
OTHERS. WE ARE AT WORK AROUND THE WORLD
BECAUSE PEOPLE LIKE YOU SAY YES TO MAKING A DIFFERENCE.
>>>NEXT, THIS BLENDED FAMILY GETS A LOT OF STAIRS, AND THAT
IS NOT A BAD THING. THEIR UNIQUE STORY OF BOUNDLESS
LOVE IS ALL COMING UP.>>>AND LATER RUN, FIREWORKS IN
HER BRAIN. A BATTLE WITH CRUSHING
MIGRAINES. THE OUT-OF-THE-BOX CURE SHE
NEVER SAW COMING.>>>SUPERBOOK IS CHANGING THE LIVES
OF CHILDREN ALL OVER THE WORLD. IF YOU’RE NOT YET A SUPER CLUB
MEMBER, WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN TODAY.
WE HAVE A GREAT DEAL RIGHT NOW. IT IS SUMMER FOR A RECURRING
GIFT OF $25 A MONTH, WE SEND YOU THREE COPIES OF HER NEWEST
EPISODE, PHILIP YOUR PLESSY SUMMER BONUS PACK CONTAINING
THREE ADDITIONAL EPISODES. THAT IS SIX DVDS FOR $25.
IF YOU WANT TO TAKE PART IN ALL OF THIS, JOIN BY CALLING 1-800-
700-7000 OR GO TO CBN.COM TO JOIN NOW.
YOU’RE NOT JUST GOING TO BE BLESSING YOUR CHILDREN, YOUR
GRANDCHILDREN, MY GRANDKIDS LOVE THIS, BUT YOU ARE ALSO
GOING TO BE BRINGING THE WORD OF GOD TO CHILDREN ALL AROUND
THE WORLD IN THEIR LANGUAGE, WHICH IS PRETTY AMAZING.>>>
WHY? THAT IS THE CAUTION THAT
HAUNTED ELIZABETH HUNTER MOLINA FOR YEARS.
WHY COULD SHE NOT HAVE A CHILD OF HER OWN?
FINALLY SHE GOT AN ANSWER, BUT NOT THE WAY SHE EXPECTED.
>>Reporter: FOR ELIZABETH HUNTER MOLINA, NOTHING MET MORE
THAN THE THOUGHT OF BECOMING A MOTHER.
SO WHEN SHE AND MARIO MARRIED IN 2002 SHE WAS EXCITED TO GIVE
BIRTH TO CHILDREN OF THEIR OWN.>>I WANTED TO BE ABLE TO POUR
11 TO THEM, INTO THEIR LIVES JUST LIKE MY FAMILY HAD DONE
FOR ME.>>Reporter: BUT THEIR ATTEMPTS
AT PREGNANCY WERE UNSUCCESSFUL, AND THE CAUSE OF INFERTILITY
WAS NEVER DETERMINED.>>I JUST COULDN’T FIGURE IT
OUT. WE HAVE PRETTY MUCH A PERFECT
LIFE. I HATE TO SAY IT.
WE HAD REALLY GOOD JOBS. WE HAD OUR HOUSE AND TRAVELED A
LOT. WE WANTED THIS.
WE SEE ALL THE PEOPLE WHO DON’T EVEN WANT CHILDREN, AND WE JUST
COULD NOT HAVE THEM. IT WAS HEARTBREAKING FOR US.
>>Reporter: FERTILITY DRUGS YIELDED NO RESULTS, AND IN
VITRO FERTILIZATION WAS TOO EXPENSIVE AND RISKY.
ELIZABETH CONTINUE TO PRAY THROUGH HER FEELINGS OF
DISCOURAGEMENT.>>I WOULD GET UP EARLY IN THE
MORNING AND DO MY DEVOTIONS. I REMEMBER CLEARLY SITTING,
DOING MY STUDY, PRAYING AND ASKING GOD WHY.
WHY IS IT NOT HAPPENING? I REMEMBER HIM CLEARLY
ANSWERING ME. IT IS NOT THAT I DON’T HAVE
CHILDREN FOR YOU, I NEED YOU TO LET GO OF THAT DESIRE.
I NEED YOU TO REALLY REALLY WISH THAT DESIRE TO ME.
SO THAT CAN SHOW YOU WHAT I HAVE.
I JUST FELT LIKE I NEEDED TO BE CONTENT KNOWING THAT HE HAD
CONTROL OF THE SITUATION. I REALIZED THAT I HAD TO LET GO
OF THAT YEARNING TO BIRTH MY OWN CHILDREN SO THAT HE COULD
GIVE ME THAT GIFT OF MOTHER HEARD.
>>Reporter: SOON THE COUPLE BEGAN TO LOOK INTO
INTERNATIONAL ADOPTION. AFTER A FEW MONTHS, THEY WERE
MATCHED WITH 4 1/2-YEAR-OLD JORDAN.
THEY TRAVEL TO HAITI TO MEET HIM FOR THE FIRST TIME.
>>WHEN I SAW JORDAN, I WAS LIKE, THAT IS MY SON.
I DON’T KNOW WHAT IT WAS ABOUT HIM, THE SMILE IN HIS EYES.
>>TO FINALLY SEE THAT CHILD THAT YOU WAITED FOR, THE CHILD
THAT YOU DIDN’T THINK WAS GOING TO HAPPEN, TO FINALLY GET TO
SEE HIM, TO TOUCH THEM, TO HOLD HIM AND TO START POURING THAT
LEAVEN TO HIM, WAS INCREDIBLE.>>Reporter: THEY MET HIS
BIOLOGICAL PARENTS AND LEARNED HE HAD AN INFANT BROTHER IN
NEED OF A STABLE HOME. THERE WAS ONLY ONE ANSWER, THEY
WOULD ADOPT BABY GRANT TOO. FOR 2 1/2 YEARS, THE ADOPTION
PROCESS CONTINUED. FINALLY, SIX- YEAR-OLD JORDAN AND THREE-YEAR-
OLD GRANT COULD COME HOME WITH THEIR NEW FAMILY, BUT THE
MOMENT WAS SOMEWHAT BITTERSWEET.
>>IN ORDER FOR US TO BECOME A FAMILY, OUR FAMILY WAS TO BE
BROKEN APART. THAT WAS REALLY HARD.
I WROTE A LETTER TO THE BIRTH MOM AND TOLD HER THAT I KNOW
THIS IS VERY HARD FOR HER AND I KNOW SHE LOVED HER CHILDREN
VERY MUCH, AND THAT I WOULD DO MY VERY BEST, NOT ONLY TO
PROVIDE FOR THEM MATERIAL WISE AND EDUCATION, BUT THAT I WAS
GOING TO LOVE THEM AS IF THEY HAD BEEN BIRTH TO ME.
AND I WAS ALSO GOING TO SHOW THEM ABOUT THEIR BIRTH FAMILY.
AND I WAS GOING TO PLANT IN THEM A LOVE FOR THEIR COUNTRY
AND A DESIRE FOR THEIR PEOPLE.>>Reporter: TODAY GRANTED
JORDAN ARE DOING WELL IN SCHOOL.
WHEN THEIR HOMEWORK IS DONE, THEY LOVE TO PLAY SPORTS LIKE
BASKETBALL AND SOCCER. THEY ALSO ENJOY ATTENDING
CHURCH, AND WITH THE HELP OF THEIR MOTHER, THEY’VE ORGANIZED
CHARITY AND MISSION TRIPS TO THEIR HOMELAND.
>>I ALWAYS HAD A HEART FOR HELPING OUT PEOPLE, I ALWAYS
@PRAY FOR THEM. IT IS REALLY COOL TO SEE OTHER
PEOPLE THAT DON’T HAVE NOTHING HAVE SOMETHING.
I LIKE HOW POPPA WORKS VERY HARD TO GIVE US THE THINGS WE
NEED TO SURVIVE AND MOM, HOW SHE PUTS FOOD ON THE TABLE.
I LIKE HOW THEY ARE ALWAYS THERE FOR ME.
>>Reporter: THE FAMILY CONTINUES TO GROW.
IN 2015 THEY ADOPTED TWO DAUGHTERS, LAURA AND HOPE.
ELIZABETH SAYS SHE HAS SEEN HER STORY COME FULL CIRCLE, ONCE
YEARNING FOR CHILDREN, SHE LET GO OF HER OWN PLANS AND LET GOD
SHAPE HER HEART AND HER IMAGE OF FAMILY.
>>FAMILY IS, IT STARTS IN YOUR HEART AND GROWS AND BECOMES
THIS OVERWHELMING SENSE OF LOVE YOU HAVE FOR OTHER PEOPLE. AND
FOR THEIR WELL-BEING.>>Reporter: THEY SAY THEIR
UNIQUE STORY IS A PICTURE OF GODS LOVE.
>>WE GO TO PLACES AND WALK TOGETHER AS A FAMILY, WE GET A
LOT OF STAIRS BECAUSE WE LOOK VERY DIFFERENT, AND PEOPLE ARE
CURIOUS. THEY WANT TO KNOW.
I TELL THEM, I SAY, IT IS NOT A BAD THING.
IT GIVES US AN OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE ABOUT GOD AND THE POWER
OF PRAYER AND HOW HE WAS ABLE TO BRING US TOGETHER.
>>Reporter: ELIZABETH IS PASSIONATE ABOUT ENDING POVERTY
IN HAITI AND PROVIDING RESOURCES FOR PEOPLE IN THE
COUNTRY TO HELP FAMILIES THRIVE.
SHE IS ALSO AN AUTHOR WHO SHARES HER ADOPTION STORY IN
HER BOOK CALLED PIECES OF MY HEART.
>>I WROTE IT FOR MY CHILDREN. I WANTED TO TO KNOW THAT GOD
BUILT OUR FAMILY. HE DESIGNED IT SO PERFECTLY.
I KNOW THAT GOD HAS A PLAN FOR ALL OF US.
IF WE ARE WILLING TO STEP THROUGH THE DOOR, HE IS GOING
TO FAITHFULLY MEET US.>>A VERY GOOD STORY PICK YOU
WOULD LIKE TO GET THE WHOLE PICTURE, HER BOOK IS CALLED
PIECES OF MY HEART. IT IS AVAILABLE WHEREVER BOOKS
ARE SOLD.>>>NEXT, 16 YEARS OF FIREWORKS
IN HER BRAIN. THAT IS HOW BECKY HALL
DESCRIBED THE EXPLOSIVE MIGRAINES THAT LEFT ARE
SHATTERED BY PAIN. WHAT SHE DID TO GET HER LIFE
BACK, AFTER THIS.>>>JUST IMAGINE YOUR HEAD
EXPLODING IN FIREWORKS ON THE INSIDE.
THAT IS HOW BECKY HALL FELT WHENEVER SHE HAD A MIGRAINE.
AND SHE HAD THEM FOR 16 EXCRUCIATING YEARS.
ALL THE WAY UP UNTIL THE DAY SHE FELT A MONSTER MIGRAINE
COMING ON WHILE SHE WAS WATCHING THE 700 CLUB.
>>I WOULD WAKE UP IN THE MORNING AND I COULD JUST FEEL
THAT I WAS OFF. MAINLY WITH HIS EYE I COULD
FEEL A LOT OF TENSION AND A TON OF PRESSURE.
LOTS OF PRESSURE.>>Reporter: AS A MIGRAINE
SUFFERER FOR 16 YEARS, BECKY HALL ALWAYS KNEW WHEN ONE WAS
COMING. ALL OF THE SUDDEN WAS LIKE
FIREWORKS GOING OFF IN MY BRAIN.
AND JUST PAIN. WHEN THE PAIN WOULD GO OFF IN
MY BREAK, IT STARTED TRAVELING THROUGH MY BODY.
>>Reporter: A BUSY WIFE AND MOTHER OF TWO, SHE NEVER TOOK
TIME TO GO TO THE DOCTOR. SHE USED OVER-THE-COUNTER
MEDICATIONS AND AROMATHERAPY IS WITH ESSENTIAL OILS.
>>THE OILS REALLY HELPED A LOT. IN TIME IT WOULD NOT BE AS BAD
OF A MIGRAINE. I CAN DEAL WITH IT.
BUT IF I DIDN’T GET IT IN TIME, I HAD THOSE MIGRAINES WHERE I
COULDN’T DO ANYTHING.>>Reporter: BECKY ALSO PRAYED
FOR RELIEF. SOMETIMES PRAYER WAS THE ONLY
THING THEY SEEM TO WORK.>>I WOULD PRAY A LOT.
I WOULD JUST ASKED JESUS TO TAKE THIS FROM ME, AND TO JUST
HELP ALLEVIATE THE SYMPTOMS. LET ME GET THROUGH MY DAY.
HELP ME TO GET THROUGH MY DAY. A LOT OF THE TIMES THOSE
PRAYERS WERE ANSWERED, BUT IT JUST DIDN’T STOP.
IT WAS HARD. AND ALL I CAN SAY IS, GOD GOT
ME THROUGH. HE GAVE ME THE STRENGTH.
HE WOULD HELP ME PUSH THROUGH, EVEN WHEN I CELICA WHICH IS
FALLING UNDER.>>Reporter: AND THE WORST PART
OF ALL WAS MISSING OUT ON QUALITY TIME WITH HER HUSBAND
AND CHILDREN.>>I CRIED.
THAT IS REALLY ALL YOU CAN DO. JUST ASK GOD TO HEAL YOU.
REALLY DID TAKE A LOT. I DIDN’T REALIZE HOW MUCH IT
TOOK AWAY FROM MY FAMILY. AND HOW MUCH IT STOPPED ME IN
MY TRACKS FROM BEING THE MOST I CAN BE FOR MY FAMILY, FOR GOD,
FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE.>>Reporter: THE MORNING OF
JULY 27, 2018 BECKY FELT ANOTHER MIGRAINE COMING ON.
>>I WOKE UP AND JUST FILL ALL THAT PRESSURE, AND I WAS LIKE,
OH MY GOODNESS, THIS IS JUST NOT GOING TO BE A GOOD DAY.
IT WAS ALREADY PAST THE POINT TO WHERE, EVEN IF I USE MY
OILS, IT WAS GOING TO TURN INTO SOMETHING WORSE.
>>Reporter: THEN, LIKE MOST MORNINGS,
>>I TURNED ON THE 700 CLUB AND WAS WATCHING AND PRAYING WITH
OTHER PEOPLE. AND TERRY CALLED OUT TO ME.
>>THERE IS SOMEONE ELSE, YOU HAVE THESE CHRONIC MIGRAINES,
NOT LIKE SINUS RELATED OR JUST ALLERGIES, LIKE A BANDIT THAT
GOES ALL THE WAY FROM THE FRONT OF YOUR HEAD AROUND TO THE
BACK, THEN YOU HAVE IT AGAIN THE NEXT DAY AND THE NEXT DAY.
YOU JUST NEVER SEEM TO BE FREE FROM IT.
TODAY JESUS CHRIST SETS YOU FREE.
LIFT UP YOUR HANDS AND RECEIVING.
YOU WILL NOT HAVE IT AGAIN.>>THIS IS ME.
IT WAS UNBELIEVABLE. I JUST STARTED CRYING.
I JUST STARTED CRYING. IT JUST FELT SO WONDERFUL.
I CAN FEEL THE PAIN JUST SUBSIDING AND GOING AWAY.
AND IT HAS NOT BEEN BACK. NO MIGRAINES AT ALL.
THANK YOU. GOD IS GOOD.
>>Reporter: FINALLY, BECKY COULD ENJOY HER LIFE AND TIME
WITH HER FAMILY WITH NO PAIN.>>HE TOOK IT ALL AWAY.
I FEEL SO BLESSED. I FEEL HONORED TO BE HEALED
BECAUSE NOW I CAN BE WITH MY FAMILY.
>>THE ONE THAT THE SUN SETS FREE IS FREE INDEED.
I DON’T KNOW BECKY HALL, BUT I SURELY AM HAPPY FOR HER.
I KNOW MANY OF YOU WAIT FOR THIS TIME IN THE PROGRAM WHERE
WE PRAY. I WANT TO QUICKLY SHARE ANOTHER
STORY BEFORE WE PRAY TOGETHER. MARY IS A CBN PARTNER FROM
CINCINNATI. SHE CALLED OUR PRAYER LIFE
BECAUSE HER SON WAS DEALING WITH CANCER.
WE PRAYED FERVENTLY WITH MARY, BELIEVING THAT ALL THINGS ARE
POSSIBLE WITH GOD. WHEN MARY AND HER SON WENT FOR
HIS ROUTINE BLOOD TESTING, THE RESULTS SHOW THERE WAS NO
LONGER ANY CANCER. I WANT TO SAY TO TODAY, AS
YOU’RE STRUGGLING IN YOUR OWN NEED, GOD IS ABLE.
HE KNOWS YOU, HE KNOWS YOUR NAME, HEARS HER CRYING, HE
UNDERSTANDS WHATEVER IT IS YOU’RE FACING.
LET’S TAKE THESE LAST FEW MOMENTS TOGETHER AND PRAY AND
ASK HIM TO DO SOMETHING MIRACULOUS FOR YOU.
FATHER YOU KNOW EACH PERSON BOWING THEIR HEAD AND PRAYING
AND BELIEVING IN YOU TODAY. GOD, WOULD YOU JUST MOVE, EVEN
IN THOSE WHO DON’T HEAR ANY CIRCUMSTANCE THEY ARE FACING
CALLED OUT, WHOSE NAMES ARE NOT CALLED OUT, BUT WHO YOU KNOW
INTIMATELY AND PERSONALLY, GOD SET PEOPLE FREE TODAY.
I PRAY FOR THOSE WERE STRUGGLING WITH A CANCER
DIAGNOSIS. THOSE STRUGGLING WITH DEEP
DEPRESSION. SOMEONE YOU HAVE AN ISSUE WITH
YOUR BACK, SCOLIOSIS, VERY BAD. GOTTA STRAIGHTENING THAT OUT
FOR YOU RIGHT NOW. YOU ARE GOING TO BE NORMAL.
SOMEONE ELSE, ALSO GREAT DISCOURAGEMENT.
YOU FEEL LIKE YOU HAVE A CONFUSION IN YOUR MIND.
GOTTA SETTING YOU FREE FROM THAT.
LIST UP YOUR HANDS AND PRAISE THEM TODAY IN JESUS’ NAME.
A MAN. THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US.
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND. WE WILL SEE YOU AGAIN MONDAY.
WE WILL SEE YOU AGAIN MONDAY.

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