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  • - [Announcer] The following program is sponsored by CBN.
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  • - [Narrator] Coming up,
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  • country singer Randy Travis and his wife
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  • return to the Grand Ole Opry.
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  • - What's it like coming back each time?
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  • - [Mary] Home.
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  • - [Randy] Yeah.
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  • - [Mary] It's like coming home.
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  • - [Narrator] And open up about the stroke
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  • that nearly claimed his life.
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  • - I said, baby, you've gotta let me know
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  • if you want to keep fighting.
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  • - [Narrator] Then, a heart attack.
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  • - I saw two ambulances and a police car,
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  • and there was my husband.
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  • - [Narrator] Known as the widow maker.
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  • - This can't be happening.
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  • - [Narrator] Watch as a husband is brought back
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  • from the brink.
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  • - And he will live and not die.
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  • - [Narrator] On today's 700 Club.
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  • (uplifting music)
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  • - Welcome to The 700 Club.
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  • First responders deal with trauma on a daily basis
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  • and that stress can lead to serious health problem.
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  • - One Massachusetts couple has found a solution.
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  • They're providing several police departments
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  • with a special kind of therapy.
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  • Caitlin Burke has the story.
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  • - In April, the Massachusetts State Police
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  • welcomed their youngest recruit.
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  • Just like any officer, she's got some training ahead,
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  • but eventually, she'll be used
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  • in some of the most stressful situations
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  • and will work towards the department's mission
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  • of helping people in need.
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  • Meet Luna, a five-month-old black Labrador
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  • and the first comfort dog
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  • to serve with the Massachusetts State Police.
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  • Trooper Chad Tata is Luna's handler.
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  • He works in the Employee Assistance Unit
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  • and is also a licensed social worker.
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  • - Just from my background and research,
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  • I know that comfort dogs do work,
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  • they relieve stress and anxiety,
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  • and they actually lower the stress hormone cortisol,
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  • so it's good to have them around any officers
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  • who experience any kind of anxiety or anything
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  • or after a traumatic event.
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  • It's good to have Luna around just to be there
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  • if they want to touch her and help them calm down,
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  • she'll be available.
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  • - [Caitlin] Before putting together a proposal
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  • for his own unit to get a comfort dog,
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  • Trooper Tata took a trip to the Lunenburg Police Department
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  • to meet School Resource Officer Brad McNamara
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  • and his partner, Hank.
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  • - We pretty much hang out in the library,
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  • and kids, when they have study, they have break,
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  • they come in and they spend time with Hank
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  • and then if there's a crisis
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  • with one of the kids in the school,
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  • him and I will respond to that and help deescalate whoever.
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  • - [Caitlin] McNamara says he can see the difference it makes
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  • when students interact with Hank,
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  • such as when a fifth grader
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  • who lost his little brother to cancer
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  • didn't want to return to school.
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  • - He came and visited with Hank and I for about 45 minutes
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  • and then after that, he said,
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  • "Okay, I'm ready to go back to school,
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  • "will you be here tomorrow
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  • "so I can sit down and talk with you tomorrow?"
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  • - [Caitlin] You don't have to be around Hank for long
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  • to see he's got a gift for making people smile.
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  • Before serving with Officer McNamara,
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  • the two went through eight weeks of training
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  • so that Hank could get his therapy dog certification.
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  • During that process, it became clear
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  • that Hank was a perfect fit for this kind of work.
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  • - [McNamara] He'll go sit next to someone
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  • and he'll sit on their lap, or he'll lick their face,
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  • or he'll, you know, do whatever,
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  • he'll just quietly lay next to 'em and let 'em pet him.
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  • He's pretty good at his job
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  • and just being around the dog helps people.
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  • - [Caitlin] Hank even has his own Instagram page
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  • so his fans can follow him on the job
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  • and even out on adventures.
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  • Both Luna and Hank were donated
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  • by breeders Peggi and David Brogan
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  • from Boonefield Labradors.
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  • - It started for us about nine years ago
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  • when I got a American Lab,
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  • and he came and lived with us
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  • during a tough time with my health,
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  • and so he's the one that kinda got me.
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  • - Boone.
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  • - Feeling better, Boone, yes.
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  • So I had always said I was gonna give it back,
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  • I was gonna pay it forward at some point,
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  • so that's how we originally got into the therapy work.
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  • - [Caitlin] The Brogans donated a third dog
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  • to the Hancock, New Hampshire Police Department,
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  • Officer Rookie.
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  • - Actually, it was all by chance that I got Rookie.
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  • She had a cancellation in one of her litters with him
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  • and she ended up posting him on Facebook
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  • and I'm a friend on Facebook with her,
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  • and so I contacted her
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  • and we agreed it was time to put him into service.
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  • - [Caitlin] Chief Wood says Rookie loves people
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  • and is already helping connect
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  • the community and the police force.
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  • - I see that it's brought a lot of our community members
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  • and people even outside of our community
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  • into the police department just to visit him
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  • and it gets a conversation going with the police,
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  • which is great.
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  • - Back at the Massachusetts State Police,
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  • Luna is working on some basic training.
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  • But eventually, Officer Tata would like to be able
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  • to take her to incidents nationwide.
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  • Comfort dogs have already helped people
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  • affected by tragedies,
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  • such as the Newtown school shooting in 2012,
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  • last year's attack on a Pittsburgh synagogue,
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  • and the shooting at the Virginia Beach government building
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  • in May of 2019.
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  • The Brogans say they've seen the difference
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  • a comfort dog can make,
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  • and their hope for the dogs
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  • they donate to police departments is simple.
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  • - That they'll bring a sense of calm and comfort
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  • to not only the general public,
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  • but to the officers and departments that have 'em,
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  • and we'd like to see it happen in a lot of towns
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  • and we're prepared to make it happen.
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  • - [Caitlin] The Brogans are committed to making sure
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  • that each police department that wants a comfort dog
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  • can have one,
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  • because they say there's no limit
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  • to the impact that can be made.
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  • - Good girl.
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  • - [Caitlin] Caitlin Burke, CBN News,
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  • Framingham, Massachusetts.
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  • - Well, hats off to the Brogans, what a wonderful idea,
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  • what a wonderful ministry it is to those first responders.
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  • Here's something you may not know about traumatic stress
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  • is that it can actually be infectious,
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  • and so whether the trauma has happened to you or not,
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  • if you are witnessing the trauma
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  • or you hear about the trauma,
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  • you are told stories about the trauma,
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  • that can actually have a stress response in you
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  • and what a wonderful thing to say
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  • let's have some therapy dogs,
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  • let's try to take care of this,
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  • let's try to be a comfort to others.
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  • We'll be back with more of The 700 Club right after this.
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  • (uplifting music)
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  • - The name Randy Travis is synonymous with country music,
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  • and his real life story could be a country song.
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  • In childhood, he suffered trauma,
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  • and then he suffered addiction as an adult.
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  • In 2013, his heart stopped beating.
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  • He shares the intimate details in his memoir,
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  • Forever and Ever, Amen.
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  • Recently, Efrem Graham sat down
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  • with Randy and his wife Mary at the Grand Ole Opry.
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  • There are three wooden crosses
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  • On the right side of the highway
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  • - [Efrem] Here at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry,
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  • you might say Randy Travis' voice still lingers onstage,
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  • and in the walls backstage,
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  • where we find Randy and his wife Mary
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  • admiring his many photographs with country music friends.
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  • And that preacher whispered
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  • "Can't you see the Promised Land?"
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  • As he laid his blood-stained Bible in that hooker's hand
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  • - A lot begins here at the Grand Ole Opry,
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  • so what's it like coming back each time?
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  • - Good, yeah. (Efrem laughs)
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  • - Home.
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  • - Yeah.
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  • - It's like coming home.
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  • - Randy's at his music home celebrating his 60th birthday,
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  • roughly six years after being in a coma
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  • and suffering a stroke that nearly killed him.
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  • It was Randy's decision to not pull the plug
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  • and to continue, and you share that in the story,
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  • so he can't tell you, "I want to live,"
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  • but what happens that gives you the sign that yeah,
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  • I'm gonna fight?
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  • - Well, I was gonna fight 'cause he was gonna fight,
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  • and we were both gonna fight
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  • because God was still fighting for us,
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  • and He's the final say.
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  • Randy, I went to his bedside,
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  • and I knew what the doctors had told me
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  • and that was that we can't save him,
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  • we can't do anything else, you just need to pull the plug.
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  • That was what the typical medical journal would tell you.
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  • What I'd tell the world is God doesn't read medical files.
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  • (Efrem laughs) He's not interested.
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  • So I went to his bedside and I said, "Honey,"
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  • I said, "Baby, you've got to let me know
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  • "if you want to keep fighting."
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  • And he gave me the answer I needed, he squeezed my hand,
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  • and we hadn't gotten,
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  • we hadn't gotten anything out of him
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  • as far as movement or responses for days,
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  • so that was huge, it was a turning point.
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  • So he squeezed my hand and I saw a little tear form
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  • and fell down the side of his cheek,
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  • so, you know, it was full steam ahead.
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  • - [Efrem] Randy is still on a long road to recovery
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  • and has difficulty speaking,
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  • but his life is an incredible journey
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  • he's sharing in his book, Forever and Ever, Amen:
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  • A Memoir of Music, Faith, and Braving the Storms of Life,
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  • a familiar title.
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  • I'm gonna love you forever
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  • Forever and ever, amen
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  • - And Travis' third number one single.
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  • I hear that you still sing.
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  • - Yeah.
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  • - Do you have a favorite song now?
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  • - I don't know.
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  • (Mary and Efrem laugh)
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  • Amazing Grace
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  • How sweet the sound
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  • - [Efrem] Randy surprised fans
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  • singing one of his favorite songs
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  • at his induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame
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  • three years after his stroke.
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  • - He got up there and he took that microphone
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  • and it was like he had never skipped a beat.
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  • He sang all four verses
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  • and everybody in the place, there was not a dry eye at all.
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  • Everybody in there--
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  • - Saying Garth Brooks was supposed to help,
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  • but he was having a hard time
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  • holding it together himself. - Garth was back there,
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  • Garth said, "It just tore me up,
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  • "I'm supposed to be there helping."
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  • I once was lost
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  • But now I'm found
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  • - Amazing Grace is one of Randy's favorite songs
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  • because it's a grace he's received in his toughest times,
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  • including that infamous arrest in 2012
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  • and a bitter divorce battle.
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  • You share some difficult stories in the book as well,
  • 00:14:23.070 --> 00:14:28.070
  • from arrest to the things that people often talk about,
  • 00:14:29.190 --> 00:14:33.130
  • even in the way that you two found each other,
  • 00:14:33.130 --> 00:14:35.190
  • I mean, both of you were hurting, and looking back on it,
  • 00:14:35.190 --> 00:14:38.290
  • you could wish things were different.
  • 00:14:38.290 --> 00:14:41.280
  • Why'd you choose to open up and share those things?
  • 00:14:43.110 --> 00:14:45.160
  • - To let people know we're human too.
  • 00:14:46.260 --> 00:14:48.210
  • I mean, Randy's fame and fortune,
  • 00:14:49.260 --> 00:14:52.050
  • but he wants people to know, as I do,
  • 00:14:53.140 --> 00:14:56.140
  • we're still real people
  • 00:14:56.140 --> 00:14:58.000
  • and we still have hurts, and pains, and disappointments,
  • 00:14:58.000 --> 00:15:01.250
  • and we still have the challenges that everybody else has.
  • 00:15:01.250 --> 00:15:05.250
  • - With challenges, smiles still come easy for Randy Travis,
  • 00:15:05.250 --> 00:15:09.280
  • especially as we travel down memory lane
  • 00:15:09.280 --> 00:15:13.000
  • from the pages of his memoir.
  • 00:15:13.000 --> 00:15:15.000
  • So your brother grows marijuana, and the horse eats it!?
  • 00:15:15.000 --> 00:15:19.110
  • - Yup.
  • 00:15:19.110 --> 00:15:20.060
  • (Mary and Efrem laugh)
  • 00:15:20.060 --> 00:15:21.080
  • Yup.
  • 00:15:21.080 --> 00:15:22.260
  • - [Efrem] And he's like out.
  • 00:15:22.260 --> 00:15:24.090
  • - Yeah, out.
  • 00:15:24.090 --> 00:15:25.250
  • (laughs)
  • 00:15:25.250 --> 00:15:27.060
  • - And then another one you share,
  • 00:15:27.060 --> 00:15:29.020
  • you get into an argument with your dad
  • 00:15:29.020 --> 00:15:31.040
  • and you actually run and hide in the woods
  • 00:15:31.040 --> 00:15:33.050
  • for like two days? (laughs) - Yup, yup.
  • 00:15:33.050 --> 00:15:36.040
  • - [Efrem] How did you survive? (laughs)
  • 00:15:36.040 --> 00:15:38.190
  • - I don't know.
  • 00:15:39.200 --> 00:15:40.270
  • - You drop out of school in eighth grade,
  • 00:15:40.270 --> 00:15:43.090
  • my favorite story is this though.
  • 00:15:43.090 --> 00:15:45.190
  • You break into a church and have a beer party.
  • 00:15:45.190 --> 00:15:48.210
  • (Mary and Efrem laugh)
  • 00:15:49.240 --> 00:15:52.230
  • - Yeah. (laughs)
  • 00:15:52.230 --> 00:15:55.230
  • - I guess you were thinking
  • 00:15:55.230 --> 00:15:57.000
  • God will take us any way He can get us, right?
  • 00:15:57.000 --> 00:16:00.090
  • - Yeah.
  • 00:16:00.090 --> 00:16:01.160
  • - You catch him and I'll skin him?
  • 00:16:01.160 --> 00:16:02.070
  • - Yeah, yeah.
  • 00:16:02.070 --> 00:16:04.250
  • - [Efrem] From the Grand Ole Opry, Efrem Graham,
  • 00:16:04.250 --> 00:16:07.040
  • CBN News, Nashville, Tennessee.
  • 00:16:07.040 --> 00:16:10.090
  • - That's a good line,
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  • God will take us any way, Amazing Grace.
  • 00:16:11.170 --> 00:16:14.210
  • Randy Travis' book is called Forever and Ever, Amen,
  • 00:16:14.210 --> 00:16:18.060
  • and you can find it wherever books are sold, Terry?
  • 00:16:18.060 --> 00:16:21.170
  • - Well, coming up,
  • 00:16:21.170 --> 00:16:22.250
  • when her husband didn't return home from a walk,
  • 00:16:22.250 --> 00:16:25.100
  • his wife found him at the end of their driveway.
  • 00:16:25.100 --> 00:16:28.070
  • - He was all purple, and his eyes were fixed like glass.
  • 00:16:30.000 --> 00:16:35.000
  • They were red and yellow, and it was like,
  • 00:16:36.030 --> 00:16:40.060
  • my husband, this can't be happening.
  • 00:16:40.060 --> 00:16:44.100
  • - [Terry] Find out what exactly did happen to this man
  • 00:16:44.100 --> 00:16:47.130
  • when we come back.
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  • (uplifting music)
  • 00:16:48.290 --> 00:21:22.220
  • (uplifting music)
  • 00:21:24.010 --> 00:21:26.260
  • - When Pam Dumont reached the end of her driveway,
  • 00:21:29.130 --> 00:21:31.260
  • she saw two ambulances and a police car.
  • 00:21:31.260 --> 00:21:34.280
  • She also saw her husband, Jim, lying on the ground
  • 00:21:34.280 --> 00:21:38.190
  • and no one knew what had happened to him.
  • 00:21:38.190 --> 00:21:40.200
  • - It was a dread, it was a huge
  • 00:21:42.000 --> 00:21:45.060
  • rising up of anxiety inside of my heart.
  • 00:21:46.120 --> 00:21:49.180
  • I knew something was wrong.
  • 00:21:49.180 --> 00:21:53.000
  • - [Narrator] Pastor Jim Dumont and his wife Pam
  • 00:21:53.000 --> 00:21:55.030
  • were visiting Jim's parents in Maine.
  • 00:21:55.030 --> 00:21:57.090
  • One evening, while Jim was out for a walk,
  • 00:21:57.090 --> 00:22:00.060
  • Pam had a sudden surge of fear
  • 00:22:00.060 --> 00:22:02.150
  • and went to look for him.
  • 00:22:02.150 --> 00:22:04.100
  • - I got to the end of the driveway,
  • 00:22:04.100 --> 00:22:06.050
  • and down the hill at the boat launch,
  • 00:22:06.050 --> 00:22:08.220
  • I saw two ambulances and a police car,
  • 00:22:08.220 --> 00:22:11.240
  • and there was my husband.
  • 00:22:11.240 --> 00:22:14.250
  • - [Narrator] No one knew what had happened to Jim.
  • 00:22:14.250 --> 00:22:17.090
  • EMTs performed CPR and struggled to get a pulse.
  • 00:22:17.090 --> 00:22:21.050
  • - He was all purple, and his eyes were fixed like glass.
  • 00:22:21.050 --> 00:22:26.050
  • They were red and yellow, and it was like,
  • 00:22:27.080 --> 00:22:30.150
  • my husband, this can't be happening.
  • 00:22:31.190 --> 00:22:35.010
  • - [Narrator] Fearing the worst, Pam frantically called Paul,
  • 00:22:35.010 --> 00:22:38.040
  • an elder in their church.
  • 00:22:38.040 --> 00:22:39.220
  • - She said, "Paul, you gotta help me, I'm in trouble.
  • 00:22:39.220 --> 00:22:42.120
  • "Jim is laying on the road,
  • 00:22:42.120 --> 00:22:44.270
  • "we don't know if a car hit him, but he has no pulse,
  • 00:22:44.270 --> 00:22:48.070
  • "and I need you to pray."
  • 00:22:48.070 --> 00:22:49.130
  • And the Spirit rose up inside of me,
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  • and I said, "Pam, he will live and not die."
  • 00:22:52.000 --> 00:22:54.190
  • And that's according to Psalms 118:17,
  • 00:22:54.190 --> 00:22:57.100
  • he will live and not die,
  • 00:22:57.100 --> 00:22:59.010
  • and he will declare the goodness of God.
  • 00:22:59.010 --> 00:23:01.180
  • - [Narrator] Meanwhile, EMTs were able to get a pulse
  • 00:23:01.180 --> 00:23:03.230
  • and Jim was transported to Central Maine Medical Center.
  • 00:23:03.230 --> 00:23:07.030
  • - The most we knew at that point
  • 00:23:07.030 --> 00:23:08.150
  • was that his heart had stopped for 12 to 15 minutes,
  • 00:23:08.150 --> 00:23:11.100
  • that was the reported downtime,
  • 00:23:11.100 --> 00:23:13.220
  • and that becomes important because for every minute
  • 00:23:13.220 --> 00:23:16.030
  • that your heart is stopped beyond a critical limit,
  • 00:23:16.030 --> 00:23:19.140
  • you have decreased blood flow to all your organs,
  • 00:23:19.140 --> 00:23:21.270
  • particularly your brain,
  • 00:23:21.270 --> 00:23:23.050
  • and we always worry about that setting,
  • 00:23:23.050 --> 00:23:24.250
  • could there be a potential brain injury.
  • 00:23:24.250 --> 00:23:27.000
  • - [Narrator] News about Jim quickly spread,
  • 00:23:27.000 --> 00:23:29.020
  • and in less than an hour,
  • 00:23:29.020 --> 00:23:30.150
  • over 100 church members gathered to worship and pray.
  • 00:23:30.150 --> 00:23:34.160
  • - For three hours, we just praised God
  • 00:23:34.160 --> 00:23:37.040
  • that no weapon formed against him would prosper,
  • 00:23:37.040 --> 00:23:39.140
  • then every time throughout the day I thought about him,
  • 00:23:39.140 --> 00:23:41.120
  • I quoted that verse,
  • 00:23:41.120 --> 00:23:42.260
  • no weapon formed against him shall prosper,
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  • he shall live and not die.
  • 00:23:44.200 --> 00:23:46.190
  • - [Narrator] Jim was placed in a drug-induced coma
  • 00:23:46.190 --> 00:23:48.210
  • while receiving hypothermic therapy to prevent brain damage.
  • 00:23:48.210 --> 00:23:52.210
  • Doctors were hoping he would wake up in 36 hours,
  • 00:23:52.210 --> 00:23:55.270
  • but for days, he remained unresponsive to stimulation.
  • 00:23:55.270 --> 00:23:59.140
  • - Our son is a physical medicine rehab doctor,
  • 00:23:59.140 --> 00:24:01.250
  • and he just shouted at his father,
  • 00:24:01.250 --> 00:24:05.250
  • slapped his hands, slapped his feet, moved him.
  • 00:24:05.250 --> 00:24:09.190
  • I mean, he worked so hard
  • 00:24:09.190 --> 00:24:11.230
  • to get his dad to come up out of the coma.
  • 00:24:11.230 --> 00:24:14.040
  • - The event happened on a Monday and it was a Friday,
  • 00:24:14.040 --> 00:24:16.140
  • and he really wasn't making any sort
  • 00:24:16.140 --> 00:24:18.260
  • of neurological recovery, and it was pretty concerning.
  • 00:24:18.260 --> 00:24:22.080
  • - Each day that passes that someone doesn't wake up,
  • 00:24:22.080 --> 00:24:25.010
  • we get more and more concerned.
  • 00:24:25.010 --> 00:24:26.250
  • I know that their sense of fear was there, mine was too.
  • 00:24:26.250 --> 00:24:29.270
  • - [Narrator] The church continued to believe
  • 00:24:31.010 --> 00:24:32.160
  • in God's faithfulness despite the negative reports.
  • 00:24:32.160 --> 00:24:36.060
  • - No matter what we heard,
  • 00:24:36.060 --> 00:24:37.140
  • the condition and that he wasn't responding,
  • 00:24:37.140 --> 00:24:39.190
  • we didn't let that bother any of us
  • 00:24:39.190 --> 00:24:41.160
  • because we walk by faith.
  • 00:24:41.160 --> 00:24:43.060
  • Pastor Jim has taught us that,
  • 00:24:43.060 --> 00:24:44.210
  • that we walk by faith and not by what's going on.
  • 00:24:44.210 --> 00:24:47.040
  • - [Pam] Churches galore started praying for him.
  • 00:24:47.040 --> 00:24:50.140
  • A Christian radio station just let it be known
  • 00:24:50.140 --> 00:24:53.270
  • that Pastor Dumont needed our prayers.
  • 00:24:53.270 --> 00:24:57.180
  • - [Narrator] Jim remained in a coma.
  • 00:24:57.180 --> 00:24:59.190
  • With an uncertain future, Justin's wife and children
  • 00:24:59.190 --> 00:25:02.090
  • prepared to say goodbye to their grandfather.
  • 00:25:02.090 --> 00:25:04.210
  • - The sixth morning, at 7:30,
  • 00:25:05.180 --> 00:25:08.050
  • I've been told he's got brain damage.
  • 00:25:08.050 --> 00:25:10.290
  • - And we said, well, we should give the kids a chance to,
  • 00:25:10.290 --> 00:25:15.040
  • you know, possibly say goodbye to their grandfather,
  • 00:25:15.040 --> 00:25:17.210
  • knowing that it may be the last time they would see him.
  • 00:25:17.210 --> 00:25:20.240
  • - [Narrator] While Jim's grandkids prayed and sang to him,
  • 00:25:22.090 --> 00:25:24.250
  • suddenly, he opened his eyes.
  • 00:25:24.250 --> 00:25:27.080
  • - My son came running into the waiting room,
  • 00:25:28.140 --> 00:25:31.160
  • he said, "Mom, you have got to go in there,"
  • 00:25:31.160 --> 00:25:35.210
  • and, "He's coming alive, mom."
  • 00:25:35.210 --> 00:25:38.250
  • And it just was joy, unspeakable,
  • 00:25:38.250 --> 00:25:41.200
  • it was a miracle before the eyes,
  • 00:25:41.200 --> 00:25:46.200
  • the nurses, and the technicians,
  • 00:25:46.200 --> 00:25:49.260
  • they came in, tears in their eyes,
  • 00:25:49.260 --> 00:25:52.280
  • "We've never seen anything like it."
  • 00:25:52.280 --> 00:25:55.090
  • - [Narrator] Jim recovered quickly with no brain damage.
  • 00:25:55.090 --> 00:25:58.120
  • He is grateful for the faithful prayers
  • 00:25:58.120 --> 00:26:00.090
  • of his congregation and community, and the goodness of God.
  • 00:26:00.090 --> 00:26:04.100
  • - As I look back and I see how so many people rallied
  • 00:26:04.100 --> 00:26:09.100
  • and I'm humbled,
  • 00:26:09.280 --> 00:26:11.170
  • and I'm most thankful, obviously,
  • 00:26:11.170 --> 00:26:15.070
  • for our faithful Lord and Savior, Jesus,
  • 00:26:15.070 --> 00:26:19.020
  • because He's faithful.
  • 00:26:20.000 --> 00:26:22.050
  • - [Pam] You don't realize how much you love somebody
  • 00:26:22.050 --> 00:26:24.250
  • until you see them gone.
  • 00:26:25.250 --> 00:26:27.110
  • Now, every day since is like a gift.
  • 00:26:28.170 --> 00:26:31.090
  • - [Narrator] Doctors determined that an artery
  • 00:26:32.200 --> 00:26:33.260
  • behind Jim's heart, dubbed the widow maker,
  • 00:26:33.260 --> 00:26:36.130
  • had collapsed and miraculously reopened.
  • 00:26:36.130 --> 00:26:39.090
  • Stents were put in to prevent any further failures.
  • 00:26:39.090 --> 00:26:42.020
  • Jim's speedy recovery astonished not only his family,
  • 00:26:42.020 --> 00:26:44.280
  • but the medical community as well.
  • 00:26:44.280 --> 00:26:47.140
  • - It's really exciting to see how he's been able to return
  • 00:26:47.140 --> 00:26:50.130
  • to his level of independence,
  • 00:26:51.120 --> 00:26:53.220
  • he's able to do things that we're just astonished,
  • 00:26:53.220 --> 00:26:57.050
  • that people most of the time in those situations,
  • 00:26:57.050 --> 00:27:00.180
  • we don't see that.
  • 00:27:00.180 --> 00:27:02.060
  • - We know what we know about the medical part of things,
  • 00:27:02.060 --> 00:27:04.210
  • but what we don't know is the factors
  • 00:27:04.210 --> 00:27:07.110
  • outside of our control,
  • 00:27:07.110 --> 00:27:08.250
  • and the power of people's faith is real.
  • 00:27:08.250 --> 00:27:13.250
  • - Don't ever underestimate the power
  • 00:27:14.250 --> 00:27:16.110
  • of our resurrected Savior.
  • 00:27:16.110 --> 00:27:18.040
  • The Bible says He's able to do above and beyond
  • 00:27:18.040 --> 00:27:21.240
  • what we can hope or imagine, so don't limit God.
  • 00:27:21.240 --> 00:27:26.240
  • I'm so grateful to how our church responded
  • 00:27:27.290 --> 00:27:31.190
  • and I just commended them, and they said,
  • 00:27:31.190 --> 00:27:33.290
  • "Well, you know, Pastor, we just did what we were taught."
  • 00:27:33.290 --> 00:27:37.190
  • So I would say to any pastor,
  • 00:27:38.150 --> 00:27:40.040
  • teach your people well. (chuckles)
  • 00:27:40.040 --> 00:27:43.080
  • - Obviously Jim did, what an amazing story.
  • 00:27:44.130 --> 00:27:47.120
  • God hears our prayers, prayers matter,
  • 00:27:47.120 --> 00:27:49.130
  • they rise up before Him.
  • 00:27:49.130 --> 00:27:51.220
  • In this instance, his family and friends
  • 00:27:51.220 --> 00:27:53.290
  • prayed the promises of God out loud and back to God
  • 00:27:53.290 --> 00:27:57.080
  • over their loved one, and today we want to pray for you.
  • 00:27:57.080 --> 00:28:00.050
  • We know that there are many of you
  • 00:28:00.050 --> 00:28:01.200
  • that are struggling with your own issues, your own needs,
  • 00:28:01.200 --> 00:28:03.230
  • and so we want to take some time to really build your faith
  • 00:28:03.230 --> 00:28:07.080
  • and then to join with you as God listens
  • 00:28:07.080 --> 00:28:10.010
  • to all of us pray for your needs.
  • 00:28:10.010 --> 00:28:12.030
  • We have some prayer reports here, answers to prayer,
  • 00:28:12.030 --> 00:28:14.250
  • to sort of bolster your faith even more.
  • 00:28:14.250 --> 00:28:17.280
  • After suffering from horrible symptoms,
  • 00:28:17.280 --> 00:28:19.210
  • Diane, who lives in Bristol, Virginia,
  • 00:28:19.210 --> 00:28:21.270
  • was diagnosed with gallstones.
  • 00:28:21.270 --> 00:28:23.180
  • One day, Gordon, she heard you pray a word of knowledge
  • 00:28:23.180 --> 00:28:25.230
  • and you said, "Someone else with deep pain in your abdomen
  • 00:28:25.230 --> 00:28:28.250
  • "from gallstones, a gallbladder condition.
  • 00:28:28.250 --> 00:28:31.150
  • "God has just healed that, he's taken away all the pain,
  • 00:28:31.150 --> 00:28:34.060
  • "all the infection, all the stones, begone, be made whole."
  • 00:28:34.060 --> 00:28:38.060
  • Dianna said she knew it was for her
  • 00:28:38.060 --> 00:28:39.200
  • and she started praising the Lord.
  • 00:28:39.200 --> 00:28:41.140
  • When she returned to her doctor,
  • 00:28:41.140 --> 00:28:42.230
  • he did an upper GI procedure
  • 00:28:42.230 --> 00:28:44.200
  • and announced that she was free of gallstones,
  • 00:28:44.200 --> 00:28:47.190
  • wow. - Hallelujah,
  • 00:28:47.190 --> 00:28:49.040
  • and doctors will tell that just doesn't happen.
  • 00:28:49.040 --> 00:28:52.080
  • Well, here's Bill from Mayfield, Kentucky,
  • 00:28:52.080 --> 00:28:54.060
  • he had something that obstructed his hearing,
  • 00:28:54.060 --> 00:28:57.020
  • and then Terry prayed,
  • 00:28:57.020 --> 00:28:58.190
  • "That ear infection that has not responded to medication,
  • 00:28:58.190 --> 00:29:02.130
  • "today is your day, just touch your ear right now
  • 00:29:02.130 --> 00:29:06.190
  • "and lift your hands up and thank the Lord.
  • 00:29:06.190 --> 00:29:09.220
  • "He is healing you."
  • 00:29:09.220 --> 00:29:12.210
  • Well, as Terry was praying, Bill heard a click in his head,
  • 00:29:12.210 --> 00:29:17.200
  • and his hearing opened.
  • 00:29:17.200 --> 00:29:19.130
  • He can now hear in both ears very clearly
  • 00:29:19.130 --> 00:29:23.040
  • and gives God all the glory.
  • 00:29:23.040 --> 00:29:27.040
  • What a wonderful testimony.
  • 00:29:27.040 --> 00:29:29.140
  • Let you have a wonderful testimony today.
  • 00:29:29.140 --> 00:29:33.020
  • From that story, here are a couple of anchors.
  • 00:29:33.020 --> 00:29:35.120
  • One, from Psalm 118, I will not die, but live
  • 00:29:35.120 --> 00:29:40.120
  • and declare the glory of the Lord.
  • 00:29:41.170 --> 00:29:43.050
  • And realize that your healing is for God's glory.
  • 00:29:43.050 --> 00:29:47.020
  • What a wonderful reason, it's for God's glory.
  • 00:29:47.020 --> 00:29:50.270
  • You don't have to bargain with Him,
  • 00:29:50.270 --> 00:29:52.120
  • you don't have to plead with Him,
  • 00:29:52.120 --> 00:29:53.240
  • you just have to glorify Him.
  • 00:29:53.240 --> 00:29:55.280
  • Then the second, and this is another verse
  • 00:29:55.280 --> 00:29:57.290
  • from that same psalm, Psalm 118,
  • 00:29:57.290 --> 00:30:00.170
  • this is the day the Lord has made,
  • 00:30:00.170 --> 00:30:03.170
  • I will rejoice and be glad in it.
  • 00:30:03.170 --> 00:30:07.240
  • Now, what was that church doing?
  • 00:30:07.240 --> 00:30:09.200
  • They decided for three hours
  • 00:30:09.200 --> 00:30:12.010
  • what they were going to do was praise God,
  • 00:30:12.010 --> 00:30:15.260
  • and every time they thought of the need,
  • 00:30:15.260 --> 00:30:19.250
  • what they did is they praised God
  • 00:30:19.250 --> 00:30:21.260
  • and then they started saying
  • 00:30:21.260 --> 00:30:23.130
  • this is the day the Lord has made, I will rejoice,
  • 00:30:24.260 --> 00:30:27.050
  • I will not die, but live and declare the glory of the Lord.
  • 00:30:27.050 --> 00:30:31.200
  • And then here's something,
  • 00:30:31.200 --> 00:30:32.250
  • the grandchildren gathered around the bed,
  • 00:30:32.250 --> 00:30:34.260
  • what were they doing?
  • 00:30:34.260 --> 00:30:36.050
  • Well, they were singing, they were praising God,
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  • they were asking for relief.
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  • What a wonderful way to ask, what a wonderful way to receive
  • 00:30:41.050 --> 00:30:46.050
  • because you're expecting a miracle for the glory of God.
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  • Now, we can do that right now,
  • 00:30:52.190 --> 00:30:54.090
  • we can expect a miracle for the glory of God,
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  • and we can expect it for you.
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  • So Terry and I are going to pray for you right now.
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  • In an act of faith, would you lay a hand
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  • on that area of the body that needs healing?
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  • We'll come into agreement
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  • and we'll see what God will do for you,
  • 00:31:11.100 --> 00:31:13.190
  • may the glory of the Lord rest on you right now.
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  • Lord, we just lift those who have needs
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  • and we just declare that whatever has happened to them
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  • has happened for the glory of God to be revealed,
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  • and we say to them, this is the day the Lord has made,
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  • we will rejoice and be glad in it,
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  • we will rejoice that they will not die, but live
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  • and declare the glory of the Lord.
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  • They will declare your miracle power,
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  • they will declare it to this generation
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  • and generations to come,
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  • how you are a God who heals, who delivers,
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  • who sets the captive free.
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  • So stretch forth your hand now to do miracles,
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  • let your glory come, Lord God,
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  • let your glory fill their body to overflowing,
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  • and correct any problem.
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  • And as people are laying hands
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  • on that area of the body that needs healing,
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  • we join with them, we say out loud over it,
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  • be healed now in the name of Jesus Christ,
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  • by His stripes, I am healed, and for His glory,
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  • for His glory I will proclaim.
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  • There's someone, you heard the story about the ear
  • 00:32:46.020 --> 00:32:48.020
  • being opened and you have deafness in your right ear,
  • 00:32:48.020 --> 00:32:51.040
  • God is healing that right now, He's opening it,
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  • He's able to clear away any obstruction
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  • right now in the name of Jesus,
  • 00:32:57.010 --> 00:32:59.000
  • be healed and be set free, Terry?
  • 00:32:59.000 --> 00:33:02.290
  • - Someone else, you've had some kind of an injury
  • 00:33:02.290 --> 00:33:04.160
  • and you have a patch over one of your eyes
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  • and there's just been a lot of question
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  • about the outcome of that.
  • 00:33:08.200 --> 00:33:10.140
  • God's healing that for you right now,
  • 00:33:10.140 --> 00:33:12.100
  • that patch is gonna come off and you're gonna see perfectly.
  • 00:33:12.100 --> 00:33:15.200
  • - I don't know if this is the same one,
  • 00:33:15.200 --> 00:33:17.050
  • but someone crying out, "Please say scratched cornea."
  • 00:33:17.050 --> 00:33:20.190
  • It's just a horrible thing that's been a recurring problem
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  • and you've had some kind of fungal infection
  • 00:33:24.200 --> 00:33:27.140
  • and other things that are associated with it.
  • 00:33:27.140 --> 00:33:30.000
  • God is healing you right now, He's restoring your eye,
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  • He's taking away all infection now in the name of Jesus.
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  • Be healed and be set free.
  • 00:33:37.290 --> 00:33:41.070
  • - And there's someone else,
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  • you have a problem with your feet,
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  • like there is no shoe that is comfortable for you,
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  • you've had other issues with growth on your feet
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  • that's not normal.
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  • God's healing all of that for you right now,
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  • you're actually gonna see your foot return
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  • from being deformed to looking normal,
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  • and you're gonna able to wear the shoes of your choice.
  • 00:34:01.260 --> 00:34:04.270
  • - There's someone here in a neck brace,
  • 00:34:04.270 --> 00:34:06.100
  • you had a neck injury to the back of your neck
  • 00:34:06.100 --> 00:34:09.050
  • going down your spine, God's healing you right now.
  • 00:34:10.160 --> 00:34:13.090
  • He's restoring, He's able to take away all that injury.
  • 00:34:13.090 --> 00:34:17.140
  • We just come against any residual trauma from the injury,
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  • we take it off of you right now.
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  • - Thank you, Jesus. - In Jesus' name.
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  • Lord God almighty, we thank you.
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  • We thank you for who you are,
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  • for you are our healer, our Savior, our deliverer,
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  • you provide every human need.
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  • We thank you for everything,
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  • for this is the day that you have made,
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  • thank you for it, in Jesus' name.
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  • - [Both] Amen.
  • 00:34:47.230 --> 00:34:49.090
  • - And amen, if you have been touched by God, let us know.
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  • Give us a call, 1-800-700-7000.
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  • If you need prayer,
  • 00:34:55.210 --> 00:34:57.060
  • we're here for you 24 hours a day, seven days a week,
  • 00:34:57.060 --> 00:35:00.130
  • all you have to do, if you want prayer,
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  • is pick up the phone and call us.
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  • 1-800-700-7000, Terry?
  • 00:35:04.010 --> 00:35:07.160
  • - Well, still ahead,
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  • the Grammy-winning artist who wrote the song Chain Breaker.
  • 00:35:09.020 --> 00:35:11.290
  • - If you've been walking the same old road
  • 00:35:13.280 --> 00:35:15.000
  • for miles and miles,
  • 00:35:15.000 --> 00:35:16.080
  • literally like 15, 20 minutes later,
  • 00:35:16.080 --> 00:35:18.180
  • we had written that song.
  • 00:35:18.180 --> 00:35:20.100
  • - [Terry] Zach Williams shares the real-life story
  • 00:35:20.100 --> 00:35:22.260
  • behind his hit song.
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  • That's later on today's 700 Club.
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  • (uplifting music)
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  • I really have been praying for God
  • 00:35:30.280 --> 00:35:31.220
  • to help me use my gifts for him.
  • 00:35:31.250 --> 00:35:33.090
  • And it was one night after a gig.
  • 00:35:33.120 --> 00:35:36.090
  • I was feeling fine, and I started getting
  • 00:35:36.120 --> 00:35:39.290
  • a little bit of stomach ache.
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  • And before I knew it, I had major intense pain
  • 00:35:41.080 --> 00:35:45.250
  • and 106 temperature.
  • 00:35:45.280 --> 00:35:47.040
  • I was just afraid I was going to die.
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  • And I didn't feel like I had really served my purpose
  • 00:35:48.230 --> 00:35:51.100
  • for God on this earth.
  • 00:35:51.130 --> 00:35:52.210
  • I remember, the only thing that really got me through
  • 00:35:52.240 --> 00:35:54.280
  • was saying the Lord's Prayer.
  • 00:35:55.010 --> 00:35:56.270
  • And it was like a light came into a very black, dark hole.
  • 00:35:57.000 --> 00:36:02.050
  • And the more I said my prayers, the more the light came in.
  • 00:36:02.080 --> 00:36:06.020
  • I wanted to use my gifts for God and write
  • 00:36:06.050 --> 00:36:08.130
  • music that could possibly help others when they
  • 00:36:08.160 --> 00:36:10.250
  • were sick or in the hospital.
  • 00:36:10.280 --> 00:36:12.190
  • I got a call one day from Shonda Rhimes.
  • 00:36:12.220 --> 00:36:16.010
  • And she said, I've heard one of your songs
  • 00:36:16.040 --> 00:36:17.250
  • and I really, really like it.
  • 00:36:17.280 --> 00:36:19.080
  • And I wondered if you would be interested in writing a theme
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  • song for a new show I have called Grey's Anatomy.
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  • God heals us in every corner that we allow him to heal us.
  • 00:36:24.230 --> 00:36:29.030
  • (uplifting music)
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  • - Even though Shu Feng is still a child,
  • 00:37:42.280 --> 00:37:45.070
  • he's already had several heart attacks.
  • 00:37:45.070 --> 00:37:48.140
  • Many days, he was so weak,
  • 00:37:48.140 --> 00:37:50.040
  • he would just lie in his bed waiting to die.
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  • His family had no way to pay for the surgery
  • 00:37:53.190 --> 00:37:56.140
  • that could save his life,
  • 00:37:56.140 --> 00:37:58.070
  • until the day they met a visitor from CBN.
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  • - [Narrator] Shu Feng's sister has always been
  • 00:38:04.290 --> 00:38:07.010
  • his biggest fan, especially on the basketball court.
  • 00:38:07.010 --> 00:38:11.050
  • - Shu Feng is my hero, so I never miss a game.
  • 00:38:12.100 --> 00:38:15.200
  • I was so proud of him when he scored,
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  • I clapped as loud as I could.
  • 00:38:18.100 --> 00:38:20.160
  • - It made me feel like a superstar.
  • 00:38:21.220 --> 00:38:24.020
  • - [Narrator] Then one day, after a game,
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  • Shu Feng fainted.
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  • - It was like there was a hammer pounding my heart.
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  • I got a sharp pain in my chest
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  • and everything started spinning.
  • 00:38:35.040 --> 00:38:37.050
  • - Doctors said he had trouble
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  • with the upper part of his heart
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  • and had a sudden heart attack.
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  • I couldn't believe it.
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  • - [Narrator] In the next few years,
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  • Shu Feng had many more heart attacks.
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  • - I couldn't go to school, I couldn't play basketball,
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  • I was a burden to my family,
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  • a shell, a zombie,
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  • so I wiped my basketball clean every day
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  • and dreamed of playing again some day.
  • 00:39:04.120 --> 00:39:06.140
  • - [Narrator] Meanwhile, his sister stayed by his bedside,
  • 00:39:07.290 --> 00:39:11.020
  • cheering him on.
  • 00:39:11.020 --> 00:39:13.040
  • - I hoped it would make him forget everything.
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  • I wished I could take the pain from him.
  • 00:39:16.160 --> 00:39:19.220
  • - [Narrator] But his heart got worse.
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  • Desperate to save Shu Feng's life,
  • 00:39:21.280 --> 00:39:24.220
  • the Nongs tried to borrow money for surgery.
  • 00:39:24.220 --> 00:39:28.120
  • - We made a list of all the people we thought would help,
  • 00:39:28.120 --> 00:39:31.280
  • but they all said no.
  • 00:39:31.280 --> 00:39:33.170
  • - It hurt so much to watch my child
  • 00:39:34.230 --> 00:39:37.080
  • lie in bed waiting to die.
  • 00:39:37.080 --> 00:39:39.180
  • - [Narrator] One time,
  • 00:39:40.180 --> 00:39:42.010
  • he was hospitalized for a whole week after a heart attack.
  • 00:39:42.010 --> 00:39:45.160
  • - That's when a lady from CBN
  • 00:39:45.160 --> 00:39:47.090
  • came to visit me in the hospital.
  • 00:39:47.090 --> 00:39:49.290
  • She said, "Don't be afraid, be brave, we will help you."
  • 00:39:49.290 --> 00:39:54.290
  • - [Narrator] We set up surgery for Shu Feng right away.
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  • Doctors repaired his heart
  • 00:39:58.290 --> 00:40:01.100
  • and his dream of playing basketball again came true.
  • 00:40:01.100 --> 00:40:04.280
  • - My son is alive again, he's made a very strong recovery.
  • 00:40:06.120 --> 00:40:10.250
  • - My hero brother is back,
  • 00:40:10.250 --> 00:40:12.240
  • he's even teaching me to play basketball.
  • 00:40:12.240 --> 00:40:16.010
  • - And when we were in the hospital,
  • 00:40:16.010 --> 00:40:17.220
  • we heard about Jesus for the first time.
  • 00:40:17.220 --> 00:40:20.250
  • - The lady from CBN said people helped me
  • 00:40:20.250 --> 00:40:23.210
  • because God loves me,
  • 00:40:23.210 --> 00:40:25.160
  • so I accept God as my master
  • 00:40:25.160 --> 00:40:28.070
  • and He filled my heart with peace.
  • 00:40:28.070 --> 00:40:31.040
  • I'm happier than ever before because I have a new life.
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  • - Thank you, if you're a member of The 700 Club, thank you.
  • 00:40:36.270 --> 00:40:40.100
  • That little boy has a new life because you cared enough
  • 00:40:40.100 --> 00:40:44.050
  • to give to say, "Yes, I want to be a part of it."
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  • If you're not a member, we invite you to join right now.
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  • How much is it to be a member?
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  • Well, it's just $20 a month,
  • 00:40:51.190 --> 00:40:53.260
  • that breaks out to 65 cents a day.
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  • But the key is you're joining with tens of thousands
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  • of people that say,
  • 00:40:58.290 --> 00:41:00.060
  • "I want to make a difference in the world,
  • 00:41:00.060 --> 00:41:02.060
  • "I want to see the gospel preached around the world,
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  • "I want to see people helped around the world,"
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  • all made possible because you care enough to give.
  • 00:41:07.020 --> 00:41:10.080
  • If you're already a member, I encourage you to increase,
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  • we have other Club levels, 700 Club Gold is $40 a month.
  • 00:41:13.150 --> 00:41:17.270
  • We also have 1000 Club, that's $1000 a year,
  • 00:41:17.270 --> 00:41:21.010
  • that breaks out to $84 a month.
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  • At whatever level, when you call,
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  • make sure you ask for Pledge Express,
  • 00:41:25.110 --> 00:41:27.080
  • that's electronic monthly giving.
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  • The bank is doing all the work
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  • and we can send as our gift to you
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  • Power for Life, monthly teaching CDs,
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  • so if you'd like those, ask for Pledge Express when you call
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  • or just go to cbn.com.
  • 00:41:39.180 --> 00:41:41.150
  • When you give monthly on the internet,
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  • you'll automatically sign up.
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  • Either way, do it now, 1-800-700-7000, Terry?
  • 00:41:44.230 --> 00:41:49.230
  • - Well, growing up, a musician grows weary, or coming up,
  • 00:41:51.050 --> 00:41:53.030
  • a musician grows weary of the rock and roll lifestyle.
  • 00:41:53.030 --> 00:41:56.090
  • - I was standing on stage every night,
  • 00:41:57.160 --> 00:42:00.170
  • just kind of for the high that I got
  • 00:42:00.170 --> 00:42:02.050
  • of being out there in front of the crowd,
  • 00:42:02.050 --> 00:42:04.270
  • and then I was walking off stage every night,
  • 00:42:04.270 --> 00:42:06.080
  • coming home miserable.
  • 00:42:06.080 --> 00:42:08.060
  • - [Terry] Zach Williams talks about the chains
  • 00:42:08.060 --> 00:42:10.200
  • in his own life that inspired his Grammy-winning song,
  • 00:42:10.200 --> 00:42:14.090
  • after this.
  • 00:42:14.090 --> 00:42:15.160
  • (uplifting music)
  • 00:42:15.160 --> 00:42:18.140
  • Wouldn't it be great if you could just hop on a plane
  • 00:42:19.250 --> 00:42:21.040
  • and fly to a third world country and hand out food and medicine
  • 00:42:21.070 --> 00:42:24.160
  • to the needy?
  • 00:42:24.190 --> 00:42:25.190
  • And wouldn't it be great if some of those people
  • 00:42:25.220 --> 00:42:27.240
  • came to know Jesus as their Savior because of your help?
  • 00:42:27.270 --> 00:42:31.030
  • And wouldn't it be great if you could help out people like this
  • 00:42:31.060 --> 00:42:33.280
  • all around the world every day?
  • 00:42:34.010 --> 00:42:36.090
  • Wouldn't that make you feel great?
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  • And what if you could do all of this
  • 00:42:38.180 --> 00:42:40.000
  • without having to leave your home or write monthly checks?
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  • Well, you can.
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  • Partner with CBN and you can help spread
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  • the gospel all around the world and make it a better place.
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  • And when you sign up for Pledge Express,
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  • your contribution will be deducted from your bank account
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  • every month automatically.
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  • It's a safe and simple way to make a difference.
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  • Plus, wouldn't it be great to get life-changing teachings
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  • every month from Pat and Gordon?
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  • When you sign up for Pledge Express,
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  • you'll save time and money.
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  • And you won't just sit around and watch the world go by.
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  • You'll help change it for the glory of God.
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  • Now, wouldn't that be great?
  • 00:43:15.260 --> 00:46:48.210
  • (uplifting music)
  • 00:46:49.280 --> 00:46:52.230
  • - When Zach Williams released his first solo single,
  • 00:46:54.270 --> 00:46:58.010
  • Chain Breaker, it reached number one on numerous charts
  • 00:46:58.010 --> 00:47:01.240
  • for multiple weeks in a row,
  • 00:47:01.240 --> 00:47:03.260
  • then his album of the same name won a Grammy.
  • 00:47:03.260 --> 00:47:07.030
  • The song Chain Breaker is taken
  • 00:47:07.030 --> 00:47:09.010
  • straight from a chapter in Zach's real life
  • 00:47:09.010 --> 00:47:12.080
  • when he felt shackled himself.
  • 00:47:12.080 --> 00:47:15.010
  • - I'd been in Nashville for an entire week,
  • 00:47:16.050 --> 00:47:18.130
  • written songs all week long,
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  • had a four-hour drive,
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  • and all I could think about was getting home.
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  • And I sat down with Jonathan and Mia,
  • 00:47:23.170 --> 00:47:27.040
  • Jonathan Smith and Mia Fieldes,
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  • and at the time, me and my wife were very involved
  • 00:47:29.080 --> 00:47:31.170
  • in prison ministry at our church,
  • 00:47:31.170 --> 00:47:33.070
  • and Chain Breaker was thrown out as a title, she was like,
  • 00:47:33.070 --> 00:47:36.200
  • "You should write a song called Chain Breaker."
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  • The first thing out of my mouth was,
  • 00:47:38.210 --> 00:47:40.210
  • if you've been walking the same old road
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  • for miles and miles,
  • 00:47:42.010 --> 00:47:43.160
  • and they were like, "Wait, go back, what did you say?"
  • 00:47:43.160 --> 00:47:45.120
  • If you've been walking the same old road
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  • For miles and miles
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  • Literally like 15, 20 minutes later,
  • 00:47:48.260 --> 00:47:51.190
  • we had written that song.
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  • If you've been hearing the same old voice
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  • Telling the same old lies
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  • - [Narrator] Christian artist Zach William's
  • 00:47:57.070 --> 00:47:58.130
  • CD Chain Breaker won a Grammy in 2018
  • 00:47:58.130 --> 00:48:01.090
  • for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album,
  • 00:48:01.090 --> 00:48:04.050
  • but there was a time in Zach's life
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  • when he had chains of his own.
  • 00:48:05.140 --> 00:48:06.290
  • Zach was raised in Jonesboro, Arkansas to Christian parents,
  • 00:48:08.210 --> 00:48:12.040
  • and was raised in church.
  • 00:48:12.040 --> 00:48:13.190
  • - It was a storybook childhood, I mean,
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  • I had a great family, you know?
  • 00:48:15.260 --> 00:48:17.120
  • From as early as I can remember,
  • 00:48:17.120 --> 00:48:19.250
  • we were in church on Sundays and Wednesdays.
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  • And I knew all the stories in my head,
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  • I knew the Scriptures, and you know,
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  • the teachings and things.
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  • I'm not sure that I really understood
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  • as far as like the heart part of it.
  • 00:48:30.280 --> 00:48:33.180
  • - [Narrator] In high school, however,
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  • he began drinking and doing drugs.
  • 00:48:34.290 --> 00:48:37.140
  • - It just kinda sucked me in, you know, that lifestyle.
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  • There wasn't anything that happened
  • 00:48:40.150 --> 00:48:41.290
  • in my past or in my childhood that would have pushed me
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  • to using drugs or alcohol.
  • 00:48:45.070 --> 00:48:47.130
  • It was more of just kind of the wrong crowd.
  • 00:48:48.170 --> 00:48:51.170
  • I knew it was wrong, but, you know,
  • 00:48:51.170 --> 00:48:53.240
  • it was also, for me at that time, it was fun.
  • 00:48:53.240 --> 00:48:56.210
  • I didn't think it was a big deal,
  • 00:48:56.210 --> 00:48:58.100
  • but obviously as I got older,
  • 00:48:58.100 --> 00:49:00.020
  • it began to be a much bigger deal in my life.
  • 00:49:00.020 --> 00:49:03.090
  • - [Narrator] Zach was also a prep basketball star
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  • who hoped to go on to play college ball,
  • 00:49:05.090 --> 00:49:07.200
  • but when an injury sidelined his career,
  • 00:49:07.200 --> 00:49:10.020
  • he began to play guitar and his life goals changed.
  • 00:49:10.020 --> 00:49:13.020
  • - I was like I wanna be a rock star now
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  • so I can do all this and it's justified,
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  • and I can just, you know, continue to do this with my life.
  • 00:49:16.220 --> 00:49:19.210
  • So for the next 10 years of my life,
  • 00:49:19.210 --> 00:49:21.070
  • I literally carried a guitar with me everywhere I went.
  • 00:49:21.070 --> 00:49:24.160
  • - [Narrator] He eventually formed his own band,
  • 00:49:24.160 --> 00:49:26.210
  • ironically entitled Zach Williams and the Reformation.
  • 00:49:26.210 --> 00:49:30.060
  • - We had some success,
  • 00:49:30.060 --> 00:49:31.080
  • we toured Europe a couple times and did a tour with the USO
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  • and played some music for the troops
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  • over in Japan one summer.
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  • You know, for me, I felt like I'd made it.
  • 00:49:40.260 --> 00:49:43.190
  • - [Narrator] Zach met and began dating Crystal.
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  • The two later married, but Zach refused to change.
  • 00:49:45.180 --> 00:49:49.040
  • For the first several years of our life, you know,
  • 00:49:49.040 --> 00:49:50.210
  • I was pretty bad, drinking a lot,
  • 00:49:50.210 --> 00:49:54.240
  • still using drugs quite a bit.
  • 00:49:54.240 --> 00:49:56.070
  • I just remember telling my wife,
  • 00:49:56.070 --> 00:49:57.220
  • "You knew this when you met me, I'm not gonna change."
  • 00:49:57.220 --> 00:50:00.110
  • That was always kind of my thing
  • 00:50:00.110 --> 00:50:02.290
  • whenever she would come to me and say like, you know,
  • 00:50:02.290 --> 00:50:04.090
  • "you need to grow up,
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  • "we need to make some changes in our life."
  • 00:50:06.140 --> 00:50:08.000
  • I knew she was telling the truth about everything,
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  • I did need to make some changes.
  • 00:50:11.290 --> 00:50:13.160
  • - [Narrator] All the while,
  • 00:50:13.160 --> 00:50:14.210
  • his parents continued to pray for him.
  • 00:50:14.210 --> 00:50:16.260
  • - That's where their faith was tested,
  • 00:50:16.260 --> 00:50:18.190
  • but I also saw them never quit praying, never give up.
  • 00:50:18.190 --> 00:50:22.080
  • Even when I didn't want to hear them pray for me,
  • 00:50:22.080 --> 00:50:24.070
  • they would come to my house and sit on my couch
  • 00:50:24.070 --> 00:50:26.090
  • and pray for me, and my wife, and my family.
  • 00:50:26.090 --> 00:50:29.000
  • - [Narrator] Eventually, Zach tired of the rock life
  • 00:50:29.000 --> 00:50:31.080
  • and the toll it was taking on his marriage and family.
  • 00:50:31.080 --> 00:50:34.110
  • - Living the lifestyle I was living,
  • 00:50:34.110 --> 00:50:35.170
  • obviously I couldn't be a good dad.
  • 00:50:35.170 --> 00:50:37.170
  • With all the success I'd had from the band
  • 00:50:37.170 --> 00:50:40.050
  • that we ran and the places we played,
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  • I was just, you know, I was a miserable shell of a person.
  • 00:50:41.240 --> 00:50:46.080
  • Going out and playing these shows
  • 00:50:46.080 --> 00:50:47.170
  • wouldn't make it any better.
  • 00:50:47.170 --> 00:50:48.270
  • You know, I was standing on stage every night
  • 00:50:48.270 --> 00:50:52.030
  • just kind of for the high that I got
  • 00:50:52.030 --> 00:50:53.280
  • of being out there in front of the crowd,
  • 00:50:53.280 --> 00:50:56.050
  • and then I was walking off stage every night,
  • 00:50:56.050 --> 00:50:57.250
  • coming home miserable.
  • 00:50:57.250 --> 00:50:59.080
  • - [Narrator] While driving through Spain with his band,
  • 00:51:00.230 --> 00:51:02.070
  • Zach heard a song on the radio.
  • 00:51:02.070 --> 00:51:04.100
  • - I heard Redeemed by Big Daddy Weave
  • 00:51:04.100 --> 00:51:05.190
  • come across the radio while we were in Spain
  • 00:51:05.190 --> 00:51:07.080
  • and God just got my attention and basically said,
  • 00:51:07.080 --> 00:51:10.180
  • "I see you differently than you see yourself,
  • 00:51:10.180 --> 00:51:13.050
  • "and I've given you this gift,
  • 00:51:13.050 --> 00:51:14.150
  • "I've given you all these chances,
  • 00:51:14.150 --> 00:51:16.220
  • "and I want you to use this for me, and if you will,
  • 00:51:16.220 --> 00:51:20.280
  • "I'll give you things you've never dreamed of."
  • 00:51:20.280 --> 00:51:23.280
  • - [Narrator] That night, Zach called Crystal.
  • 00:51:23.280 --> 00:51:26.270
  • - And I was like, when this tour's over, I'm done.
  • 00:51:26.270 --> 00:51:28.180
  • I'm quitting my band, we're gonna cancel our shows.
  • 00:51:28.180 --> 00:51:31.090
  • I remember walking in the door
  • 00:51:31.090 --> 00:51:33.160
  • and just busting into tears
  • 00:51:33.160 --> 00:51:35.250
  • and just asking for forgiveness from my wife and kids
  • 00:51:35.250 --> 00:51:38.120
  • and just apologizing for the past
  • 00:51:38.120 --> 00:51:41.070
  • and all the wrongs I'd done, you know?
  • 00:51:41.070 --> 00:51:43.180
  • I felt horrible and it was like this moment with God
  • 00:51:43.180 --> 00:51:46.260
  • where I just said, you know, I can't do this anymore,
  • 00:51:46.260 --> 00:51:50.040
  • I don't care if I ever play another song or I play guitar.
  • 00:51:50.040 --> 00:51:53.210
  • If what I'm supposed to do with my life is work with my dad
  • 00:51:53.210 --> 00:51:57.050
  • in this construction company and just be a good dad,
  • 00:51:57.050 --> 00:51:59.210
  • and a good father, and go to church,
  • 00:51:59.210 --> 00:52:02.070
  • that's what I want to do.
  • 00:52:02.070 --> 00:52:03.270
  • And when I got done praying that prayer
  • 00:52:03.270 --> 00:52:05.120
  • and asking God to just come live in my life, you know,
  • 00:52:05.120 --> 00:52:07.210
  • just be the Lord of my life, it was this (exhales),
  • 00:52:07.210 --> 00:52:10.200
  • like I don't have to go and do what I've been doing anymore.
  • 00:52:12.050 --> 00:52:15.120
  • And that's when, for me,
  • 00:52:15.120 --> 00:52:16.260
  • things just started changing in my life.
  • 00:52:16.260 --> 00:52:19.180
  • - [Narrator] Zach and Crystal both accepted Christ in 2012
  • 00:52:19.180 --> 00:52:22.250
  • and they began attending a local Baptist church
  • 00:52:22.250 --> 00:52:24.240
  • in Jonesboro.
  • 00:52:24.240 --> 00:52:26.070
  • - I stopped playing music for about six months
  • 00:52:26.070 --> 00:52:27.240
  • and then out of the blue one day,
  • 00:52:27.240 --> 00:52:29.080
  • I was walking around on a construction site with my dad
  • 00:52:29.080 --> 00:52:32.060
  • and I started hearing words to a song in my head,
  • 00:52:32.060 --> 00:52:34.120
  • and I started writing them down and before I knew it,
  • 00:52:34.120 --> 00:52:36.220
  • I had written a Christian song.
  • 00:52:36.220 --> 00:52:38.280
  • - [Narrator] Soon after, the leadership at the church
  • 00:52:38.280 --> 00:52:40.180
  • asked Zach to be their worship pastor.
  • 00:52:40.180 --> 00:52:42.180
  • - It just kind of blew me away
  • 00:52:42.180 --> 00:52:43.230
  • because they were willing to take a chance
  • 00:52:43.230 --> 00:52:45.090
  • on somebody that they really didn't know that much,
  • 00:52:45.090 --> 00:52:47.110
  • but they had seen God working in my and my family's life.
  • 00:52:47.110 --> 00:52:50.150
  • But the first time I stood on stage and led worship,
  • 00:52:50.150 --> 00:52:53.220
  • it was the very first time I ever remember feeling
  • 00:52:53.220 --> 00:52:56.180
  • like I wasn't faking it.
  • 00:52:57.210 --> 00:52:59.230
  • I just remember I had my eyes closed
  • 00:52:59.230 --> 00:53:01.000
  • and I was just singing to the Lord.
  • 00:53:01.000 --> 00:53:02.240
  • - [Narrator] Other doors began opening for Zach,
  • 00:53:02.240 --> 00:53:04.200
  • including the chance to write
  • 00:53:04.200 --> 00:53:06.000
  • with several noted Nashville songwriters.
  • 00:53:06.000 --> 00:53:08.180
  • He began making the four-hour trek regularly from Jonesboro.
  • 00:53:08.180 --> 00:53:12.000
  • One evening, he got a call from a record label executive.
  • 00:53:12.000 --> 00:53:14.280
  • - He said, "Hey, are you sitting down?"
  • 00:53:14.280 --> 00:53:16.090
  • And I was like, "Yeah," and he was like,
  • 00:53:16.090 --> 00:53:17.070
  • "Well, I played your song
  • 00:53:17.070 --> 00:53:19.270
  • "for the record label today in a meeting,
  • 00:53:19.270 --> 00:53:23.000
  • "and they want to offer you a record deal."
  • 00:53:23.000 --> 00:53:25.280
  • And I was just like, "What?"
  • 00:53:25.280 --> 00:53:27.130
  • The prayer that I prayed six months before that, you know,
  • 00:53:27.130 --> 00:53:30.250
  • God heard my prayer.
  • 00:53:30.250 --> 00:53:32.070
  • - [Narrator] Zach, Crystal, and their children
  • 00:53:32.070 --> 00:53:33.210
  • recently moved to a home near Nashville.
  • 00:53:33.210 --> 00:53:35.260
  • He is currently touring with his band
  • 00:53:35.260 --> 00:53:37.210
  • and is excited to see the plans God has for him
  • 00:53:37.210 --> 00:53:40.070
  • and his music.
  • 00:53:40.070 --> 00:53:41.100
  • - Since I hit the ground and fell on my hands and knees
  • 00:53:43.040 --> 00:53:45.080
  • that day in my bedroom in 2012,
  • 00:53:45.080 --> 00:53:47.190
  • it's been one thing after another that God has just shown up
  • 00:53:47.190 --> 00:53:51.140
  • and really done in my life and in my family's life.
  • 00:53:51.140 --> 00:53:54.190
  • He's strengthened my marriage,
  • 00:53:54.190 --> 00:53:57.280
  • my relationship between me and wife.
  • 00:53:57.280 --> 00:53:59.290
  • It's just been really neat to see and to be a part of,
  • 00:53:59.290 --> 00:54:03.100
  • it's been so humbling and, I mean,
  • 00:54:03.100 --> 00:54:06.110
  • just to know that He hears your prayers and your cries,
  • 00:54:06.110 --> 00:54:09.130
  • it's really cool.
  • 00:54:10.250 --> 00:54:11.230
  • - It's enough to know
  • 00:54:13.280 --> 00:54:15.030
  • that He hears your prayers and your cries.
  • 00:54:15.030 --> 00:54:17.260
  • He wants to be your all and all,
  • 00:54:17.260 --> 00:54:21.100
  • He wants to lead you, He wants to guide you,
  • 00:54:21.100 --> 00:54:24.100
  • He wants to be with you, He wants to be in you,
  • 00:54:24.100 --> 00:54:28.000
  • He wants to be all around you, why?
  • 00:54:28.000 --> 00:54:31.110
  • Because He's your father,
  • 00:54:31.110 --> 00:54:33.050
  • He's the reason you have breath in your lungs.
  • 00:54:33.050 --> 00:54:36.000
  • God breathed on Adam and he became a living soul.
  • 00:54:37.060 --> 00:54:41.230
  • We are part of Him and He loves us unconditionally.
  • 00:54:41.230 --> 00:54:46.230
  • Now, for Zach, you hear the story,
  • 00:54:47.280 --> 00:54:49.140
  • and maybe it's a common story.
  • 00:54:50.170 --> 00:54:52.120
  • You know, you start hanging around in high school
  • 00:54:53.230 --> 00:54:56.020
  • and you get in with the wrong crowd,
  • 00:54:56.020 --> 00:55:00.040
  • you start doing things you know are wrong,
  • 00:55:00.040 --> 00:55:02.050
  • but you just start doing 'em.
  • 00:55:02.050 --> 00:55:04.240
  • And then before long, you realize, well,
  • 00:55:04.240 --> 00:55:07.220
  • I can't stop doing 'em.
  • 00:55:07.220 --> 00:55:09.090
  • Zach got married and his wife started saying, you know,
  • 00:55:11.100 --> 00:55:15.040
  • it's time for you to grow up,
  • 00:55:15.040 --> 00:55:16.170
  • it's time for you to take on responsibilities,
  • 00:55:16.170 --> 00:55:19.040
  • it's time for you to be a dad,
  • 00:55:19.040 --> 00:55:21.230
  • and Zach wouldn't have any of it.
  • 00:55:21.230 --> 00:55:23.210
  • He wanted to live life his own way, on his own terms.
  • 00:55:25.050 --> 00:55:29.120
  • Maybe you're like that,
  • 00:55:29.120 --> 00:55:30.260
  • maybe you didn't get involved in drugs and alcohol,
  • 00:55:32.060 --> 00:55:34.120
  • but you got involved in I want to live life my way.
  • 00:55:34.120 --> 00:55:37.210
  • And then you start doing it your way,
  • 00:55:38.270 --> 00:55:41.280
  • and you start realizing, well, where's the meaning?
  • 00:55:41.280 --> 00:55:44.290
  • Where's the purpose?
  • 00:55:44.290 --> 00:55:47.040
  • What's all this about?
  • 00:55:47.040 --> 00:55:48.200
  • For Zach, it came to a point where he's on a tour,
  • 00:55:50.010 --> 00:55:54.160
  • and I don't have anything anymore.
  • 00:55:54.160 --> 00:55:57.180
  • When you have God in your life, you have everything,
  • 00:55:59.190 --> 00:56:02.230
  • and the wonderful news is
  • 00:56:03.250 --> 00:56:05.020
  • He's got a great adventure for you.
  • 00:56:05.020 --> 00:56:06.250
  • He's laid out good things for you.
  • 00:56:08.000 --> 00:56:09.140
  • Before the beginning of time, He was thinking of you
  • 00:56:09.140 --> 00:56:13.010
  • and what you and Him could do together,
  • 00:56:14.060 --> 00:56:16.110
  • and He still has that dream, He still wants that for you.
  • 00:56:17.250 --> 00:56:21.050
  • Now what does it take to get it?
  • 00:56:22.110 --> 00:56:23.230
  • Well, the same thing that Zach did.
  • 00:56:23.230 --> 00:56:26.190
  • Zach got on his knees, raised his hands,
  • 00:56:26.190 --> 00:56:30.010
  • that's a surrender,
  • 00:56:31.160 --> 00:56:32.240
  • he said, "Not my will anymore, but your will.
  • 00:56:34.070 --> 00:56:37.060
  • "God, come into my heart, make me new again."
  • 00:56:37.060 --> 00:56:40.010
  • And if you do that, and if you pray that,
  • 00:56:41.060 --> 00:56:43.190
  • and you do it with all of your heart,
  • 00:56:43.190 --> 00:56:45.040
  • here's what the Bible says:
  • 00:56:45.040 --> 00:56:47.110
  • I will come to you.
  • 00:56:47.110 --> 00:56:49.280
  • When you seek me all of your heart, then you will find me,
  • 00:56:49.280 --> 00:56:54.050
  • and then you will find the release that you're looking for.
  • 00:56:54.050 --> 00:56:57.080
  • If you'd like this today, if you want to pray that,
  • 00:56:58.220 --> 00:57:01.290
  • here's the prayer for you.
  • 00:57:01.290 --> 00:57:03.280
  • God, if you're there, if you're real,
  • 00:57:03.280 --> 00:57:08.280
  • if you can really change me,
  • 00:57:09.240 --> 00:57:11.060
  • if you can really make me new again,
  • 00:57:11.060 --> 00:57:13.170
  • if you really have an adventure for me, can you show up?
  • 00:57:13.170 --> 00:57:18.170
  • Can you show up for me?
  • 00:57:19.190 --> 00:57:20.290
  • And if you pray that with all of your heart,
  • 00:57:22.060 --> 00:57:24.090
  • if you seek Him with all of your heart, He'll answer.
  • 00:57:24.090 --> 00:57:27.220
  • If you want help with this prayer, we're here for you.
  • 00:57:29.050 --> 00:57:31.010
  • All you have to do is call us, 1-800-700-7000, just say,
  • 00:57:31.010 --> 00:57:36.010
  • "I want to find Jesus, and I want to find him today."
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  • Phone call is free, make it now, 1-800-700-7000.
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  • We leave you today with this word from John 8,
  • 00:57:44.170 --> 00:57:46.260
  • if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.
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  • From all of us here, God bless you, we'll see you again.
  • 00:57:54.050 --> 00:57:57.000
  • (uplifting music)
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