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September 17, 2019
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  • - SHE BECAME A CALL GIRL
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  • SELLING HER YOUNG BODY TO GROWN MEN FOR MONEY
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  • AND SHE GOT PREGNANT.
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  • THAT'S CALLED HAVING A "TRICK BABY."
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  • YOU'RE TURNING A TRICK WITH A CUSTOMER, YOU GET PREGNANT
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  • AND THEY WANTED TO KILL THAT BABY
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  • BECAUSE IT WAS IN THE WAY OF THEIR PROFITABILITY.
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  • SO THEY TRIED DIFFERENT THINGS TO ABORT ME FROM HER WOMB.
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  • EVEN THOUGH I WAS BORN A "TRICK BABY"
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  • THE TRICK WAS ON THE DEVIL BECAUSE GOD HAD A PLAN.
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  • Announcer: RON ARCHER SAYS GOD TRANSFORMED HIS PAIN INTO POWER
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  • AND TRAGEDY INTO TRIUMPH. NEXT!
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  • James: I'M TELLING YOU WHAT.
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  • LISTEN.
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  • I DON'T KNOW WHERE YOU ARE
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  • WATCHING THIS BUT IT IS
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  • TO WELCOME YOU TO LIFE TODAY .
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  • OUR WONDERFUL PRAYER WARRIORS
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  • IN THE AUDIENCE,
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  • AND OUR FRIENDS,
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  • THANK YOU FOR TUNING IN.
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  • YOU'RE GOING TO MEET
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  • SOMEONE TODAY THAT I THINK
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  • YOU'RE REALLY GOING TO LOVE.
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  • DR. RON ARCHER IS A BLESSING.
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  • I WANT TO TELL YOU SOMETHING.
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  • FIRST TIME I HEARD HIM
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  • ON A YOUTUBE CLIP
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  • I THOUGHT, DEAR GOD,
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  • THAT MAN HAS THE ABILITY
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  • TO COMMUNICATE AS EFFECTIVELY
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  • AS DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING;
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  • AND HE ACTUALLY RECEIVED THE
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  • DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING AWARD,
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  • AND I'M SURE IT HAD TO DO
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  • WITH COMMUNICATION.
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  • IT'S EASY TO SEE HOW EFFECTIVE
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  • HE IS WHEN HE SPEAKS.
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  • HE HAS BEEN REPRESENTING
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  • RIGHT TO LIFE AND SPEAKING
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  • TO RIGHT TO LIFE ORGANIZATIONS
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  • ALL OVER AMERICA, AND REALLY,
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  • ALL OVER THE WORLD --
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  • AND HAVING A PROFOUND IMPACT.
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  • AS A MATTER OF FACT,
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  • MANY OF THE LEADERS
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  • OF THOSE ORGANIZATIONS SAID,
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  • OUR PRAYER WARRIORS
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  • AND OUR SUPPORTERS
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  • ANY MORE THAN RON ARCHER DID."
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  • SO WE'RE REALLY GLAD
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  • TO HAVE HIM HERE.
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  • IN WELCOMING
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  • RON ARCHER TO LIFE TODAY ?
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  • Ron: HELLO, SIR!
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  • James: RON, IT IS A THRILL.
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  • YOUR TESTIMONY IS POWERFUL.
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  • BOTH OF US,
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  • LET'S SAY OUR CONCEPTION
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  • WAS NOT NECESSARILY,
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  • SPECIFICALLY PLANNED AT ALL.
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  • WE BOTH GREW UP FATHERLESS.
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  • I WANT YOU TO TELL US,
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  • SO OUR AUDIENCE CAN HEAR,
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  • JUST EXACTLY HOW
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  • YOU WERE CONCEIVED
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  • AND THE ATTEMPT
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  • TO KEEP YOU FROM BEING,
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  • BECAUSE MY MOTHER
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  • WAS FORCED TO HAVE SEX,
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  • ASKED A DOCTOR TO ABORT ME
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  • AND HE WOULDN'T DO IT.
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  • SO IT IS A MIRACLE
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  • WHEN SHE PRAYED THAT SHE KNEW
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  • SHE SHOULD HAVE THE BABY.
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  • BUT TELL YOUR STORY
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  • SO OUR VIEWERS CAN HEAR IT,
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  • BECAUSE I HEARD IT
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  • WHEN YOU WERE SPEAKING AT
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  • ONE OF THESE BIG ASSEMBLIES,
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  • BUT JUST SO OUR VIEWERS
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  • Ron: YES, SIR.
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  • I WAS TEN YEARS OLD
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  • AND I HELD MY MOTHER'S GUN
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  • TO MY HEAD.
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  • I WANTED TO BLOW
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  • MY BRAINS OUT.
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  • WHY WOULD A TEN-YEAR OLD BOY
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  • WANT TO DIE?
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  • I TOOK HER GUN, PUT IT
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  • TO MY HEAD AND CLOSED MY EYES
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  • AND PULLED THE TRIGGER
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  • BUT MY MOM HAD A SAFETY
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  • ON THE GUN SO IT DIDN'T FIRE.
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  • BUT THE REASON WHY
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  • IS OUR FAMILY IS BIRACIAL.
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  • MY GRANDMOTHER
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  • CAME FROM GERMANY.
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  • SHE WAS TALL AND SKINNY.
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  • WE CALLED HER FRENCH FRY.
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  • MY GRANDFATHER
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  • WAS A BLACK CUBAN.
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  • HE WAS BIG, BLACK, AND BURLY.
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  • WE CALLED HIM HAMBURGER.
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  • AND HAMBURGER MET FRENCH FRY
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  • AND MADE A HAPPY MEAL.
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  • AND THEY HAD SEVEN MCNUGGETS
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  • THAT THEY RAISED
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  • IN CLEVELAND, OHIO.
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  • THEY BOTH LOVED
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  • THE AMERICAN DREAM.
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  • THEY DID IT.
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  • THEY BUILT THEIR FIRST HOME,
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  • THEY BUILT THEIR FIRST CAR,
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  • AND ALL WAS GOING WELL
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  • UNTIL ONE FATEFUL DAY.
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  • YOU KNOW, BACK IN THE DAY
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  • IT WASN'T ACCEPTABLE
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  • TO SEE A BIG BLACK BURLY MAN
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  • AND A SKINNY WHITE WOMAN
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  • IN THE 1930s AND 40s, AND SO
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  • AFTER THEIR ANNIVERSARY DINNER
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  • A MAN CAME UP
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  • AND SAW THEM TOGETHER
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  • AND HE LOST HIS TEMPER,
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  • AND DID A BAD THING.
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  • HE TOOK HIS FIST,
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  • WENT BACK TO CUBA,
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  • CAME UP THROUGH ALABAMA
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  • AND HIT THE MAN IN THE JAW
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  • AND BROKE HIS NECK
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  • AND WENT TO JAIL.
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  • AND WHEN THAT HAPPENED,
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  • DISASTER HIT THE FAMILY.
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  • GRANDMA GOT CANCER.
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  • THEY TOOK OUT HER EYE
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  • AND SOME OF HER FACE.
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  • THEY LOST THEIR HOUSE,
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  • THEY LOST THEIR CAR
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  • ALL BECAUSE OF VITRIOL
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  • BEHAVIOR AND DECISION.
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  • MY MOM WAS THE OLDEST
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  • OF THE SEVEN KIDS.
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  • SHE WAS 14 AND DURING
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  • THAT TIME A MAN SAW HER
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  • AND SAID, "YOU KNOW WHAT?
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  • YOU ARE SITTING ON
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  • A GOLD MINE!"
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  • SHE SAID, "WHERE?"
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  • HE SAID,"YOU'RE SITTING ON IT.
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  • LET ME HELP YOU
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  • MINE THIS GOLD."
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  • NOW SHE IS 14.
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  • THIS IS A PART OF BEING
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  • WITHOUT A FATHER WHEN
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  • THERE IS NOBODY TO PROTECT
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  • AND GUARD THE FAMILY,
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  • PREDATORS COME IN.
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  • THEY BASICALLY TURNED HER OUT,
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  • SHE BECAME A CALL GIRL,
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  • SELLING HER YOUNG BODY
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  • TO GROWN MEN FOR MONEY
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  • TO SUPPORT THE FAMILY.
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  • AND SHE GOT PREGNANT.
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  • THAT'S CALLED
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  • HAVING A "TRICK BABY."
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  • YOU'RE TURNING A TRICK
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  • WITH A CUSTOMER,
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  • YOU GET PREGNANT
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  • AND THEY WANTED
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  • TO KILL THAT BABY
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  • BECAUSE IT WAS IN THE WAY
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  • OF THEIR PROFITABILITY.
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  • THEY TRIED DIFFERENT THINGS
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  • TO ABORT ME FROM HER WOMB
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  • BUT IT DIDN'T WORK.
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  • BUT SHE HAD ME
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  • AND IT WAS TOUGH, JAMES.
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  • WHEN YOU'RE A YOUNG WOMAN
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  • WITH DREAMS AND ASPIRATIONS
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  • AND HOPES
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  • AND YOUR LIFE IS SHATTERED.
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  • YOUR FATHER IS IN JAIL,
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  • YOUR MOTHER HAS CANCER
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  • AND HERE YOU ARE
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  • THE OLDEST WOMAN
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  • AND SOMETIMES,
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  • BEAUTY IN THE WRONG SITUATION
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  • CAN BE A CURSE
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  • AND NOT A BLESSING IN
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  • THAT PARTICULAR ENVIRONMENT.
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  • SO SHE'S PREGNANT,
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  • SHE HAS THE BABY.
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  • I COME OUT
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  • A LITTLE BIT PREMATURE.
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  • I HAVE ALL KIND OF PROBLEMS.
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  • I WET THE BED, I STUTTER.
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  • I'M JUST NOT A GOOD SPECIES
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  • OF HUMAN BEING.
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  • AND THEY SAID, "SEE!
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  • YOU SHOULD HAVE ABORTED HIM."
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  • I CAN TELL YOU ONE THING.
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  • EVEN THOUGH I WAS BORN
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  • A TRICK BABY
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  • THE TRICK WAS ON THE DEVIL
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  • BECAUSE GOD HAD A PLAN.
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  • AND WHAT SAVED MY LIFE
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  • WERE TWO WOMEN.
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  • ONE WAS WHITE,
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  • SHE WAS MY FOURTH GRADE
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  • SPEECH PATHOLOGY TEACHER.
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  • SHE WAS FROM THE DEEP SOUTH.
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  • A WHITE WOMAN
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  • AND SHE HAD A GIDEON BIBLE.
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  • AND SHE SAID, "SON, BABY,
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  • GOD DON'T MAKE NO JUNK NOW."
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  • AND SHE SAID,
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  • "I WANT YOU TO READ JEREMIAH."
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  • SHE SAID, "BEFORE I FORMED YOU
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  • IN YOUR MOTHER'S WOMB
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  • I KNEW YOU.
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  • AND I SANCTIFIED YOU
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  • FOR A PURPOSE."
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  • AND I GOT SO ENAMORED.
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  • NOW WE WEREN'T
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  • CHURCH-GOING FOLK.
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  • WE DIDN'T GO TO CHURCH.
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  • MY UNCLES WERE INVOLVED
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  • IN SOME STUFF;
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  • AND THE BLACK PANTHER MOVEMENT
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  • THAT KIND OF GOOD STUFF.
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  • SO THERE WAS NO BIBLE,
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  • THERE WAS NO CHURCH.
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  • FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE
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  • I GOT EXPOSED
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  • AND I BEGAN TO UNDERSTAND
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  • THAT GOD WAS MY FATHER.
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  • FATHERLESSNESS IS SUCH
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  • A DEVASTATING THING.
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  • IT LEAVES A HOLE IN YOU
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  • THAT YOU WANT TO BE AFFIRMED.
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  • I MADE A MILLION DOLLARS
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  • AT 28.
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  • DO YOU KNOW WHAT I THOUGHT?
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  • I SHOULD HAVE MADE TWO.
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  • IT IS NEVER ENOUGH.
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  • NO MATTER WHAT I DID,
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  • I FELT AS THOUGH
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  • THERE WAS SOMETHING
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  • STILL WRONG WITH ME,
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  • STILL MISSING.
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  • SO THIS WHITE WOMAN,
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  • SHE JUST TOOK THE BIBLE
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  • AND JUST LET ME UNDERSTAND
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  • THAT GOD USES BROKEN PEOPLE
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  • TO HELP OTHER BROKEN PEOPLE.
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  • GOD DOESN'T CALL THE QUALIFIED
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  • HE QUALIFIES WHO HE CALLS.
  • 00:06:36.010 --> 00:06:37.080
  • SO I TOOK THAT BIBLE HOME,
  • 00:06:37.080 --> 00:06:38.180
  • THAT GIDEON BIBLE,
  • 00:06:38.180 --> 00:06:39.260
  • AND I TOOK A FLASHLIGHT
  • 00:06:39.260 --> 00:06:41.040
  • AND OVER THE NEXT THREE YEARS
  • 00:06:41.040 --> 00:06:42.130
  • I MEMORIZED 2.000 SCRIPTURES.
  • 00:06:42.130 --> 00:06:44.100
  • I COULDN'T GET ENOUGH
  • 00:06:44.100 --> 00:06:45.150
  • OF THESE PEOPLE THAT
  • 00:06:45.150 --> 00:06:46.200
  • WERE DYSFUNCTIONAL LIKE ME
  • 00:06:46.200 --> 00:06:48.040
  • BUT YET GOD USED THEM.
  • 00:06:48.040 --> 00:06:49.160
  • I JUST COULDN'T GET ENOUGH
  • 00:06:49.160 --> 00:06:50.280
  • OF THE WORD OF GOD.
  • 00:06:50.280 --> 00:06:52.040
  • I GOT SAVED.
  • 00:06:52.040 --> 00:06:53.050
  • WHEN YOU MEMORIZE
  • 00:06:53.050 --> 00:06:54.100
  • 2.000 SCRIPTURES
  • 00:06:54.100 --> 00:06:55.130
  • SOMETHING HAPPENS
  • 00:06:55.130 --> 00:06:56.190
  • TO YOUR BRAIN.
  • 00:06:56.190 --> 00:06:57.250
  • YOU RETICULAR
  • 00:06:57.250 --> 00:06:58.290
  • ACTIVATING SYSTEM,
  • 00:06:58.290 --> 00:07:00.040
  • YOUR CEREBELLUM
  • 00:07:00.040 --> 00:07:01.070
  • BECOMES TRANSFORMED
  • 00:07:01.070 --> 00:07:02.090
  • AND I DEVELOPED
  • 00:07:02.090 --> 00:07:03.140
  • A PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORY.
  • 00:07:03.140 --> 00:07:04.180
  • I WENT BACK TO SCHOOL, JAMES.
  • 00:07:04.180 --> 00:07:05.190
  • I WAS KIND OF SHARP.
  • 00:07:05.190 --> 00:07:06.240
  • I COULD TALK ABOUT
  • 00:07:06.240 --> 00:07:07.260
  • ARISTOPHANES, EURIPIDES,
  • 00:07:07.260 --> 00:07:08.280
  • PARAKLETOS -- THE PARTHENON.
  • 00:07:10.100 --> 00:07:13.100
  • I JUST COULDN'T
  • 00:07:13.100 --> 00:07:14.180
  • FORGET ANYTHING.
  • 00:07:14.180 --> 00:07:15.230
  • I GRADUATED
  • 00:07:15.230 --> 00:07:17.040
  • AND WENT ON TO COLLEGE
  • 00:07:17.040 --> 00:07:18.100
  • AND BECAME A PASTOR
  • 00:07:18.100 --> 00:07:20.000
  • AT A YOUNG AGE.
  • 00:07:20.000 --> 00:07:21.100
  • BUT ONE THING
  • 00:07:21.100 --> 00:07:22.190
  • WAS BREAKING MY HEART.
  • 00:07:22.190 --> 00:07:23.270
  • GOD WAS USING ME
  • 00:07:23.270 --> 00:07:25.020
  • TO SAVE EVERYBODY
  • 00:07:25.020 --> 00:07:26.050
  • BUT MY FAMILY WASN'T SAVED.
  • 00:07:26.050 --> 00:07:27.290
  • THEY WERE HARD CORE, MAN.
  • 00:07:27.290 --> 00:07:29.100
  • THEY WERE NOT OPEN
  • 00:07:29.100 --> 00:07:30.220
  • TO THE GOSPEL.
  • 00:07:30.220 --> 00:07:32.070
  • SO ONE MOTHER'S DAY --
  • 00:07:32.070 --> 00:07:33.270
  • YOU MENTIONED
  • 00:07:35.060 --> 00:07:36.100
  • THAT YOU STUTTERED
  • 00:07:36.100 --> 00:07:37.100
  • AND I HEARD
  • 00:07:37.100 --> 00:07:38.110
  • IN ONE OF YOUR TESTIMONIES
  • 00:07:38.110 --> 00:07:39.110
  • THAT EVEN AS YOU GOT OLDER,
  • 00:07:39.110 --> 00:07:40.110
  • HOW IN THE WORLD
  • 00:07:40.110 --> 00:07:41.110
  • DID YOU MANAGE
  • 00:07:41.110 --> 00:07:42.110
  • WITH THE SCRIPTURE,
  • 00:07:43.120 --> 00:07:44.120
  • WAS THE WORD,
  • 00:07:44.120 --> 00:07:45.130
  • WAS IT SUDDENLY
  • 00:07:45.130 --> 00:07:46.180
  • LIKE MIRACULOUS?
  • 00:07:46.180 --> 00:07:47.250
  • OR I'VE HAD SOME, ACTUALLY,
  • 00:07:47.250 --> 00:07:48.270
  • AS A MATTER OF FACT,
  • 00:07:48.270 --> 00:07:50.010
  • ONE OF OUR GOOD FRIENDS
  • 00:07:50.010 --> 00:07:51.020
  • WAS AT PRESTONWOOD CHURCH
  • 00:07:51.020 --> 00:07:52.030
  • OVER IN DALLAS.
  • 00:07:52.030 --> 00:07:53.040
  • HE WAS A QUARTERBACK
  • 00:07:53.040 --> 00:07:54.080
  • AT BAYLOR.
  • 00:07:54.080 --> 00:07:55.120
  • SOMETIMES HE'D HAVE TROUBLE
  • 00:07:55.120 --> 00:07:56.170
  • CALLING A PLAY
  • 00:07:56.170 --> 00:07:57.170
  • BUT HE ALWAYS CALLED
  • 00:07:57.170 --> 00:07:58.210
  • THE SNAP CALL.
  • 00:07:58.210 --> 00:07:59.240
  • BUT HE STUTTERED.
  • 00:07:59.240 --> 00:08:01.000
  • BUT WHEN HE WOULD GET UP
  • 00:08:01.000 --> 00:08:02.060
  • TO SPEAK LIKE A PREACHER,
  • 00:08:02.060 --> 00:08:03.060
  • SUDDENLY IT WENT AWAY.
  • 00:08:03.060 --> 00:08:04.150
  • DID YOU EXPERIENCE ANY OF THAT
  • 00:08:04.150 --> 00:08:05.190
  • OR DID YOU JUST SUDDENLY
  • 00:08:05.190 --> 00:08:06.230
  • FIND THAT IT WAS GONE?
  • 00:08:06.230 --> 00:08:08.030
  • Ron: THE EXACT SAME THING.
  • 00:08:08.030 --> 00:08:09.080
  • I WOULD STUTTER AT HOME
  • 00:08:09.080 --> 00:08:10.130
  • ALL THE TIME,
  • 00:08:10.130 --> 00:08:11.180
  • I WAS WORKING ON IT
  • 00:08:11.180 --> 00:08:12.230
  • AND I WORKED ON
  • 00:08:12.230 --> 00:08:13.280
  • THE INCONTINENT SOUNDS
  • 00:08:13.280 --> 00:08:15.030
  • OF MY WORDS TO BE ABLE
  • 00:08:15.030 --> 00:08:16.080
  • TO BECOME MORE ELOQUENT
  • 00:08:16.080 --> 00:08:17.210
  • AND MORE DICTION FOCUSED,
  • 00:08:17.210 --> 00:08:19.240
  • BUT AT HOME I WOULD STUTTER.
  • 00:08:19.240 --> 00:08:20.270
  • WHEN I GOT UP TO SPEAK
  • 00:08:20.270 --> 00:08:21.280
  • THE WORD OF GOD
  • 00:08:21.280 --> 00:08:23.020
  • IT WAS FLAWLESS,
  • 00:08:23.020 --> 00:08:24.250
  • FLUENT, ARTICULATE.
  • 00:08:24.250 --> 00:08:26.140
  • James: SUPERNATURAL.
  • 00:08:26.140 --> 00:08:27.250
  • Ron: IT TRULY WAS.
  • 00:08:27.250 --> 00:08:29.070
  • I STILL STUTTER TODAY
  • 00:08:29.070 --> 00:08:30.200
  • JUST NOT WHEN I SPEAK FOR GOD.
  • 00:08:30.200 --> 00:08:32.230
  • IT IS JUST WHEN GOD SAYS
  • 00:08:32.230 --> 00:08:34.060
  • HE TOUCHES YOUR MOUTH FOR
  • 00:08:34.060 --> 00:08:35.160
  • HIS GLORY AND HIS PURPOSES,
  • 00:08:35.160 --> 00:08:37.040
  • NO MATTER WHAT
  • 00:08:37.040 --> 00:08:38.120
  • YOUR DISABILITY MAY BE,
  • 00:08:38.120 --> 00:08:40.100
  • HE TRANSFORMS PAIN INTO POWER
  • 00:08:40.100 --> 00:08:42.230
  • AND WOUNDS INTO WISDOM.
  • 00:08:42.230 --> 00:08:44.110
  • SO MY ONLY PRAYER AT THE TIME
  • 00:08:44.110 --> 00:08:46.120
  • WAS NOT PREACHING TO THE WORLD
  • 00:08:46.120 --> 00:08:47.210
  • OR BUILDING CHURCHES,
  • 00:08:47.210 --> 00:08:49.040
  • IT WAS, LORD, SAVE MY FAMILY.
  • 00:08:49.040 --> 00:08:51.170
  • SAVE MY FAMILY,
  • 00:08:51.170 --> 00:08:52.260
  • THEY'RE SO LOST.
  • 00:08:52.260 --> 00:08:54.070
  • SO ONE MOTHER'S DAY
  • 00:08:54.070 --> 00:08:55.180
  • MY MOM COMES TO CHURCH
  • 00:08:55.180 --> 00:08:56.290
  • AND I'M PREPARING MY SERMON.
  • 00:08:56.290 --> 00:08:58.010
  • YOU KNOW A YOUNG PREACHER,
  • 00:08:58.010 --> 00:08:59.070
  • YOU WANT TO PREACH
  • 00:08:59.070 --> 00:09:00.150
  • THE WHOLE BIBLE, AND GOD SAYS,
  • 00:09:00.150 --> 00:09:01.200
  • "PUT IT AWAY AND PREACH
  • 00:09:01.200 --> 00:09:02.270
  • ON THE REHAB OF RAHAB."
  • 00:09:02.270 --> 00:09:04.070
  • AND TALKED ABOUT THIS WOMAN,
  • 00:09:04.070 --> 00:09:07.040
  • BECAUSE OF HER FAITH
  • 00:09:08.140 --> 00:09:09.200
  • GOD INCLUDED HER INTO
  • 00:09:09.200 --> 00:09:11.230
  • THE LINEAGE OF JESUS CHRIST
  • 00:09:11.230 --> 00:09:13.240
  • AND WAS SAVED.
  • 00:09:13.240 --> 00:09:14.290
  • THAT WAS THE KIND OF GOD
  • 00:09:16.070 --> 00:09:17.140
  • I WAS SERVING, SHE GOT SAVED!
  • 00:09:17.140 --> 00:09:19.260
  • WHEN SHE GOT SAVED
  • 00:09:19.260 --> 00:09:21.040
  • SHE BECAME THE APOSTLE PAUL.
  • 00:09:21.040 --> 00:09:22.080
  • SHE TOLD EVERYBODY,
  • 00:09:22.080 --> 00:09:23.170
  • "YOU'VE GOT TO COME TO JESUS.
  • 00:09:23.170 --> 00:09:24.230
  • YOU'VE GOT TO COME TO JESUS!"
  • 00:09:24.230 --> 00:09:26.020
  • AND WENT AND BROUGHT IN FOLKS.
  • 00:09:26.020 --> 00:09:27.110
  • AND MY CHURCH DEACONS,
  • 00:09:27.110 --> 00:09:28.140
  • THEY GOT A LITTLE NERVOUS
  • 00:09:28.140 --> 00:09:29.200
  • SAYING, "PASTOR,
  • 00:09:29.200 --> 00:09:30.240
  • THE CHURCH IS CHANGING.
  • 00:09:30.240 --> 00:09:31.290
  • WE NEED A DRESS CODE, PASTOR."
  • 00:09:31.290 --> 00:09:33.030
  • BECAUSE SHE WAS BRINGING IN
  • 00:09:33.030 --> 00:09:34.110
  • FOLKS FROM ALL OVER.
  • 00:09:34.110 --> 00:09:35.200
  • AND ONE BY ONE BY ONE
  • 00:09:35.200 --> 00:09:37.010
  • MY FAMILY GOT SAVED.
  • 00:09:37.010 --> 00:09:38.090
  • AND YEARS LATER,
  • 00:09:38.090 --> 00:09:39.160
  • WHEN I WAS 28, GOD BLESSED ME
  • 00:09:39.160 --> 00:09:40.260
  • TO MAKE A MILLION DOLLARS
  • 00:09:40.260 --> 00:09:42.070
  • WITH S.E. JOHNSON'S WAX
  • 00:09:42.070 --> 00:09:43.160
  • AND I MET MY DAD
  • 00:09:43.160 --> 00:09:45.010
  • FOR THE FIRST TIME,
  • 00:09:45.010 --> 00:09:46.140
  • THROUGH A SERIES OF MIRACLES.
  • 00:09:46.140 --> 00:09:47.200
  • HE WAS A LAWYER.
  • 00:09:47.200 --> 00:09:48.260
  • AND HE SAID, "DO YOU EVER
  • 00:09:48.260 --> 00:09:50.080
  • THINK HOW GOD FOUND YOU?"
  • 00:09:50.080 --> 00:09:51.230
  • I SAID, "NO."
  • 00:09:51.230 --> 00:09:53.010
  • "NOBODY IN YOUR FAMILY
  • 00:09:53.010 --> 00:09:54.080
  • WAS SAVED, THERE WAS NO
  • 00:09:54.080 --> 00:09:55.130
  • CHRISTIANITY IN YOUR FAMILY.
  • 00:09:55.130 --> 00:09:56.190
  • DO YOU EVER THINK
  • 00:09:56.190 --> 00:09:57.280
  • HOW GOD FOUND YOU, RON?"
  • 00:09:57.280 --> 00:09:59.050
  • I SAID, "NO, TELL ME."
  • 00:09:59.050 --> 00:10:00.120
  • HE SAID, "YOU DIDN'T KNOW THIS
  • 00:10:00.120 --> 00:10:01.150
  • OUT OF THE FAMILY UNTIL
  • 00:10:01.150 --> 00:10:02.210
  • MUCH LATER BUT MY FATHER,
  • 00:10:02.210 --> 00:10:03.250
  • YOUR GRANDFATHER
  • 00:10:03.250 --> 00:10:04.280
  • WAS A PASTOR.
  • 00:10:04.280 --> 00:10:06.020
  • AND HE WOULD PRAY FOR
  • 00:10:06.020 --> 00:10:07.270
  • THE GENERATIONS YET UNBORN
  • 00:10:07.270 --> 00:10:10.070
  • TO COME TO KNOW JESUS."
  • 00:10:10.070 --> 00:10:12.050
  • AND THE CHURCH HE PASTORED
  • 00:10:12.050 --> 00:10:13.250
  • WAS ZION HILL BAPTIST CHURCH
  • 00:10:13.250 --> 00:10:15.280
  • ABOUT TEN MINUTES
  • 00:10:15.280 --> 00:10:17.020
  • FROM WHERE I GREW UP;
  • 00:10:17.020 --> 00:10:18.050
  • NOT KNOWING THAT THAT CHURCH
  • 00:10:18.050 --> 00:10:19.130
  • WAS FOUNDED BY MY GRANDFATHER.
  • 00:10:19.130 --> 00:10:21.170
  • THAT IS THE MERCY
  • 00:10:21.170 --> 00:10:22.230
  • AND THE GRACE OF GOD.
  • 00:10:22.230 --> 00:10:24.200
  • AND WHY I'M PREACHING TODAY
  • 00:10:24.200 --> 00:10:25.280
  • IS BECAUSE OF THOSE.
  • 00:10:25.280 --> 00:10:27.050
  • SO KEEP PRAYING
  • 00:10:27.050 --> 00:10:28.130
  • FOR YOUR FAMILY.
  • 00:10:28.130 --> 00:10:29.180
  • KEEP PRAYING
  • 00:10:29.180 --> 00:10:30.200
  • FOR YOUR CHILDREN.
  • 00:10:30.200 --> 00:10:31.260
  • KEEP PRAYING FOR THOSE THAT
  • 00:10:31.260 --> 00:10:33.000
  • SEEM THEY CAN'T BE REACHED
  • 00:10:33.000 --> 00:10:34.050
  • BECAUSE GOD CAN DO A MIRACLE
  • 00:10:34.050 --> 00:10:35.150
  • THROUGH PRAYER.
  • 00:10:35.150 --> 00:10:36.240
  • James: DON'T Y'ALL LOVE
  • 00:10:36.240 --> 00:10:38.010
  • THIS TESTIMONY,
  • 00:10:38.010 --> 00:10:39.070
  • WHAT GOD'S DONE?
  • 00:10:39.070 --> 00:10:40.150
  • I MEAN IT IS A MIRACLE.
  • 00:10:40.150 --> 00:10:41.250
  • IT'S A MIRACLE OF GOD'S GRACE.
  • 00:10:41.250 --> 00:10:42.290
  • I DON'T CARE
  • 00:10:44.060 --> 00:10:45.100
  • WHAT CHALLENGES YOU HAVE,
  • 00:10:45.100 --> 00:10:46.130
  • WHAT YOU'VE BEEN THROUGH,
  • 00:10:46.130 --> 00:10:47.180
  • WHAT YOU'RE GOING THROUGH,
  • 00:10:47.180 --> 00:10:48.270
  • GOD WANTS TO BE RIGHT IN
  • 00:10:48.270 --> 00:10:50.010
  • AND HE REALLY DOES WANT
  • 00:10:51.080 --> 00:10:52.140
  • TO HOLD YOUR ACHING HEART,
  • 00:10:52.140 --> 00:10:53.240
  • YOUR BROKEN HEART
  • 00:10:53.240 --> 00:10:55.040
  • REAL CLOSE TO HIS HEART.
  • 00:10:55.040 --> 00:10:57.100
  • AND HE WANTS TO GIVE YOU
  • 00:10:57.100 --> 00:10:58.180
  • A COMFORT
  • 00:10:58.180 --> 00:10:59.250
  • THAT ONLY HE CAN PROVIDE.
  • 00:10:59.250 --> 00:11:01.010
  • HE IS THE ONLY ONE
  • 00:11:01.010 --> 00:11:02.060
  • THAT CAN REALLY COMFORT
  • 00:11:02.060 --> 00:11:03.130
  • THE BROKENHEARTED
  • 00:11:03.130 --> 00:11:04.190
  • AND HE WANTS TO.
  • 00:11:04.190 --> 00:11:05.250
  • BETTY AND I CARE
  • 00:11:05.250 --> 00:11:07.000
  • ABOUT THE PEOPLE
  • 00:11:07.000 --> 00:11:08.030
  • WHO ARE SUFFERING AND HURT.
  • 00:11:08.030 --> 00:11:09.060
  • WE CARE ABOUT PEOPLE
  • 00:11:09.060 --> 00:11:10.090
  • WHO NEED HELP
  • 00:11:10.090 --> 00:11:11.110
  • BUT WE CAN'T HELP ALL OF THEM.
  • 00:11:11.110 --> 00:11:12.130
  • BUT THERE IS A FATHER WHO CAN.
  • 00:11:12.130 --> 00:11:13.180
  • NOW HE DOES USE US
  • 00:11:13.180 --> 00:11:15.220
  • AS THOSE WHO LOVE HIM
  • 00:11:15.220 --> 00:11:17.010
  • AND KNOW HIM
  • 00:11:17.010 --> 00:11:19.040
  • TO SO OFTEN BE HIS HANDS
  • 00:11:19.040 --> 00:11:20.270
  • AND EXPRESS HIS LOVE.
  • 00:11:20.270 --> 00:11:22.130
  • BUT HE CAN HEAL EVERY WOUND.
  • 00:11:22.230 --> 00:11:25.230
  • HE CAN WORK A MIRACLE
  • 00:11:25.230 --> 00:11:27.070
  • IN A TRICK BABY'S LIFE,
  • 00:11:27.070 --> 00:11:29.100
  • IN A PROBLEM CHILD'S LIFE
  • 00:11:29.100 --> 00:11:31.080
  • WITH A FAMILY
  • 00:11:31.080 --> 00:11:32.160
  • THAT IS TOTALLY DYSFUNCTIONAL
  • 00:11:32.160 --> 00:11:33.240
  • AND CHANGE EVERYTHING.
  • 00:11:33.240 --> 00:11:35.100
  • AND THAT'S WHAT
  • 00:11:35.100 --> 00:11:36.190
  • YOU'VE SEEN HIM DO.
  • 00:11:36.190 --> 00:11:37.210
  • Ron: AND WHAT I CAN
  • 00:11:37.210 --> 00:11:38.280
  • HONESTLY SAY
  • 00:11:38.280 --> 00:11:40.050
  • THAT I HAVE STRUGGLED
  • 00:11:40.050 --> 00:11:41.070
  • MY WHOLE LIFE WITH
  • 00:11:41.070 --> 00:11:42.090
  • THAT FATHERLESSNESS FEELING
  • 00:11:42.090 --> 00:11:43.130
  • OF INADEQUACY.
  • 00:11:43.130 --> 00:11:44.160
  • AND FOR THE FIRST TIME
  • 00:11:44.160 --> 00:11:45.220
  • IN MY LIFE, AT 55 YEARS OLD
  • 00:11:45.260 --> 00:11:48.260
  • I FOUND A FATHER -- JAMES.
  • 00:11:49.010 --> 00:11:52.010
  • JAMES IS THE MOST GRACIOUS,
  • 00:11:52.010 --> 00:11:54.120
  • WONDERFUL, LOVING HUMAN BEING
  • 00:11:54.120 --> 00:11:56.260
  • I HAVE EVER MET IN MY LIFE.
  • 00:11:56.260 --> 00:11:59.260
  • HE HAS HELPED ME TO UNDERSTAND
  • 00:11:59.260 --> 00:12:02.230
  • WHAT A FATHER LOOKS LIKE,
  • 00:12:02.230 --> 00:12:04.150
  • WHAT A DAD TALKS LIKE,
  • 00:12:04.150 --> 00:12:06.080
  • WHAT A DAD IS.
  • 00:12:06.080 --> 00:12:07.290
  • IT TOOK ME THIS LONG
  • 00:12:07.290 --> 00:12:09.090
  • TO FIGURE OUT
  • 00:12:09.090 --> 00:12:10.160
  • WHAT FATHERHOOD IS LIKE
  • 00:12:10.160 --> 00:12:11.190
  • BUT THIS MAN HAS LOVED ME
  • 00:12:11.190 --> 00:12:13.080
  • LIKE NOBODY ELSE IN MY LIFE,
  • 00:12:13.080 --> 00:12:15.090
  • AND IS HEALING ME BECAUSE
  • 00:12:15.090 --> 00:12:17.140
  • THERE ARE STILL WOUNDS IN ME
  • 00:12:17.140 --> 00:12:18.220
  • THAT I STILL STRUGGLE WITH.
  • 00:12:18.220 --> 00:12:19.280
  • THERE ARE ISSUES
  • 00:12:19.280 --> 00:12:21.070
  • BUT THIS MAN OF GOD
  • 00:12:22.180 --> 00:12:24.150
  • HAS EMBRACED ME
  • 00:12:24.150 --> 00:12:26.170
  • AND BECOME THE FATHER
  • 00:12:26.170 --> 00:12:28.160
  • I THANK GOD EVERY DAY FOR YOU,
  • 00:12:30.010 --> 00:12:32.260
  • SIR!
  • 00:12:32.260 --> 00:12:34.240
  • Betty: THAT'S THE GOODNESS
  • 00:12:34.240 --> 00:12:36.010
  • AND GREATNESS OF GOD
  • 00:12:36.010 --> 00:12:37.060
  • BECAUSE HE WAS FATHERLESS.
  • 00:12:37.060 --> 00:12:38.070
  • GOD CAN TAKE
  • 00:12:38.070 --> 00:12:39.140
  • THE FATHERLESS SONS
  • 00:12:39.140 --> 00:12:40.220
  • AND THEY CAN BECOME FATHERS.
  • 00:12:40.220 --> 00:12:41.290
  • Ron: I'M TELLING YOU.
  • 00:12:41.290 --> 00:12:43.040
  • HE MAKES ME CRY ALL THE TIME.
  • 00:12:43.040 --> 00:12:44.100
  • I'M A BIG STRONG GUY, RIGHT?
  • 00:12:44.100 --> 00:12:45.150
  • BUT WHEN WE TALK ON THE PHONE,
  • 00:12:45.150 --> 00:12:46.240
  • "I WANT TO THANK YOU
  • 00:12:46.240 --> 00:12:47.270
  • FOR CALLING ME.
  • 00:12:47.270 --> 00:12:48.280
  • I NEEDED TO HEAR YOUR VOICE.
  • 00:12:48.280 --> 00:12:50.060
  • THANKS MAN!"
  • 00:12:50.060 --> 00:12:51.140
  • EVERY TIME WE TALK
  • 00:12:51.140 --> 00:12:52.260
  • HE MAKES ME CRY
  • 00:12:52.260 --> 00:12:54.060
  • BECAUSE THE LOVE OF GOD
  • 00:12:54.060 --> 00:12:55.130
  • FLOWS THROUGH HIM.
  • 00:12:55.130 --> 00:12:57.050
  • HE SAYS,
  • 00:12:57.050 --> 00:12:58.110
  • "I BELIEVE IN YOU SON!
  • 00:12:58.110 --> 00:12:59.150
  • I'M WITH YOU.
  • 00:12:59.150 --> 00:13:00.210
  • I'M NOT GOING TO LET YOU GO.
  • 00:13:00.210 --> 00:13:01.250
  • I'M GOING HOLD YOU."
  • 00:13:01.250 --> 00:13:03.000
  • BECAUSE WHEN YOU'RE FATHERLESS
  • 00:13:03.000 --> 00:13:04.020
  • YOU HAVE ABANDONMENT ISSUES
  • 00:13:04.020 --> 00:13:05.020
  • THAT YOU'RE GOING
  • 00:13:05.020 --> 00:13:06.060
  • TO BE LEFT BEHIND,
  • 00:13:06.060 --> 00:13:07.100
  • THAT NOBODY REALLY LOVES YOU.
  • 00:13:07.100 --> 00:13:08.130
  • AND WHEN HE GRABS ME
  • 00:13:08.130 --> 00:13:09.200
  • WITH HIS SOUL AND SAID,
  • 00:13:09.200 --> 00:13:11.020
  • "I AM WITH YOU.
  • 00:13:11.020 --> 00:13:12.120
  • I'M GOING TO BE THERE
  • 00:13:12.120 --> 00:13:13.190
  • FOR YOU."
  • 00:13:13.190 --> 00:13:14.210
  • I MEAN IT'S TRANSFORMATIVE!
  • 00:13:14.210 --> 00:13:15.270
  • Betty: AND HE MEANS THAT.
  • 00:13:15.270 --> 00:13:17.030
  • Ron: I KNOW! I KNOW!
  • 00:13:17.030 --> 00:13:18.110
  • HE CALLED TO TELL ME,
  • 00:13:18.110 --> 00:13:19.140
  • "HOW YOU DOING, SON?
  • 00:13:19.140 --> 00:13:20.210
  • HOW'S MY BLACK SON DOING?
  • 00:13:20.210 --> 00:13:21.260
  • DOING ALL RIGHT?"
  • 00:13:21.260 --> 00:13:22.290
  • I SAID, "YES, SIR,
  • 00:13:22.290 --> 00:13:24.030
  • I'M DOING GOOD."
  • 00:13:24.030 --> 00:13:25.040
  • "ALL RIGHT NOW,
  • 00:13:25.040 --> 00:13:26.060
  • I'M CHECKING ON YOU.
  • 00:13:26.060 --> 00:13:27.080
  • I'M NOT GOING TO LET YOU GO.
  • 00:13:27.080 --> 00:13:28.130
  • YOU'RE MINE!
  • 00:13:28.130 --> 00:13:29.130
  • GOD GAVE ME TO YOU."
  • 00:13:29.130 --> 00:13:30.140
  • "THANKS, DAD!"
  • 00:13:30.140 --> 00:13:31.190
  • James: I DIDN'T KNOW
  • 00:13:31.190 --> 00:13:32.260
  • YOU WERE GOING TO DO THAT.
  • 00:13:32.260 --> 00:13:33.290
  • Ron: IT'S THE TRUTH!
  • 00:13:33.290 --> 00:13:35.020
  • James: I DID NOT KNOW THIS.
  • 00:13:35.020 --> 00:13:36.110
  • BUT YOU KNOW, BETTY,
  • 00:13:36.110 --> 00:13:37.170
  • LIKE REALLY AND TRULY
  • 00:13:37.170 --> 00:13:38.230
  • JUST LIKE I SAID TO YOU
  • 00:13:38.230 --> 00:13:39.290
  • JUST A MOMENT AGO,
  • 00:13:39.290 --> 00:13:41.050
  • YOU DON'T HAVE A CARE,
  • 00:13:41.050 --> 00:13:42.050
  • A HURT, A NEED,
  • 00:13:42.180 --> 00:13:45.180
  • THERE IS NOT AN ACHE,
  • 00:13:45.180 --> 00:13:47.050
  • NOT A BROKEN HEART
  • 00:13:47.050 --> 00:13:49.050
  • THAT GOD'S NOT ANXIOUS
  • 00:13:49.050 --> 00:13:51.130
  • AND ABLE TO HEAL.
  • 00:13:51.130 --> 00:13:54.120
  • AND OFTENTIMES HE DOES
  • 00:13:54.120 --> 00:13:55.230
  • USE PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:13:55.230 --> 00:13:57.000
  • YOU NEVER DREAMED THAT
  • 00:13:57.000 --> 00:13:58.040
  • YOU HAD SEEN ME ON TELEVISION,
  • 00:13:58.040 --> 00:14:00.290
  • OUR MINISTRY PERHAPS,
  • 00:14:00.290 --> 00:14:02.040
  • BUT THANK YOU
  • 00:14:02.040 --> 00:14:03.180
  • FOR RECEIVING ME.
  • 00:14:03.180 --> 00:14:04.220
  • I DIDN'T EXPECT YOU
  • 00:14:04.220 --> 00:14:05.260
  • TO SAY THESE NICE THINGS
  • 00:14:05.260 --> 00:14:07.020
  • BEFORE THE WHOLE WORLD.
  • 00:14:07.020 --> 00:14:08.040
  • I HAD NO IDEA
  • 00:14:08.040 --> 00:14:09.080
  • HE WOULD DO THAT.
  • 00:14:09.080 --> 00:14:10.110
  • EVEN THOUGH HE'S TOLD ME
  • 00:14:10.110 --> 00:14:11.150
  • THAT I'VE BEEN A HELP TO HIM.
  • 00:14:11.150 --> 00:14:12.240
  • HERE'S THE THING.
  • 00:14:12.240 --> 00:14:14.060
  • I'D LIKE TO KNOW
  • 00:14:14.060 --> 00:14:15.130
  • WE'VE BEEN A HELP TO YOU.
  • 00:14:15.130 --> 00:14:16.250
  • WE GOT A LETTER,
  • 00:14:16.250 --> 00:14:17.290
  • AN EMAIL TODAY FROM A LADY,
  • 00:14:17.290 --> 00:14:20.030
  • I HAVE NO IDEA HOW OLD SHE IS
  • 00:14:20.030 --> 00:14:23.030
  • BUT SHE MADE IT VERY CLEAR,
  • 00:14:23.030 --> 00:14:25.170
  • "JAMES, YOU NEED TO THANK GOD
  • 00:14:25.170 --> 00:14:27.060
  • EVERY DAY THAT BETTY
  • 00:14:27.060 --> 00:14:28.190
  • IS RIGHT THERE BESIDES YOU.
  • 00:14:28.190 --> 00:14:29.260
  • YOU HAVE NO IDEA
  • 00:14:29.260 --> 00:14:31.100
  • HOW LIMITED YOU WOULD BE
  • 00:14:31.100 --> 00:14:32.140
  • IF YOU DID NOT HAVE BETTY."
  • 00:14:32.140 --> 00:14:33.290
  • I'M TELLING YOU,
  • 00:14:33.290 --> 00:14:35.090
  • SHE BASICALLY SAID,
  • 00:14:35.090 --> 00:14:36.150
  • "I DON'T EVEN KNOW
  • 00:14:36.150 --> 00:14:37.190
  • IF YOU WOULD HAVE MADE IT
  • 00:14:37.190 --> 00:14:38.260
  • IF YOU HADN'T HAD BETTY."
  • 00:14:38.260 --> 00:14:40.020
  • WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW IS,
  • 00:14:40.020 --> 00:14:41.120
  • I KNOW THAT.
  • 00:14:41.120 --> 00:14:42.150
  • AND THE OTHER THING
  • 00:14:42.150 --> 00:14:43.210
  • YOU DON'T KNOW IS I PRAY FOR
  • 00:14:43.210 --> 00:14:44.270
  • AND EVEN PLEAD WITH BETTY
  • 00:14:44.270 --> 00:14:46.250
  • TO SHARE MORE BECAUSE I FEEL
  • 00:14:46.250 --> 00:14:48.240
  • LIKE EVERY TIME SHE SHARES
  • 00:14:48.240 --> 00:14:50.270
  • THE GLORY AND GLOW
  • 00:14:50.270 --> 00:14:52.050
  • AND GRACE OF GOD
  • 00:14:52.050 --> 00:14:53.110
  • FLOWS THROUGH HER.
  • 00:14:53.110 --> 00:14:54.190
  • SO YOU KNOW
  • 00:14:54.190 --> 00:14:55.200
  • I'M ALWAYS PULLING ON YOU,
  • 00:14:55.200 --> 00:14:56.290
  • SOMETIMES WHEN THE CAMERA
  • 00:14:56.290 --> 00:14:58.050
  • IS ON THE OTHER PEOPLE
  • 00:14:58.050 --> 00:14:59.110
  • I'LL BE PULLING ON YOUR ARM.
  • 00:14:59.110 --> 00:15:00.180
  • AND I ALWAYS TELL YOU,
  • 00:15:00.180 --> 00:15:01.260
  • IF YOU'LL JUST LAY YOUR HAND
  • 00:15:01.260 --> 00:15:03.040
  • I'LL TRY TO CUT
  • 00:15:03.040 --> 00:15:04.150
  • A SENTENCE SHORT
  • 00:15:04.150 --> 00:15:05.220
  • OR TURN TO YOU.
  • 00:15:05.220 --> 00:15:06.240
  • DON'T WANT TO MISS IT.
  • 00:15:06.240 --> 00:15:07.290
  • LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING,
  • 00:15:07.290 --> 00:15:09.020
  • I KNOW WHAT A BLESSING SHE IS.
  • 00:15:09.020 --> 00:15:10.150
  • CAN I TELL YOU THIS?
  • 00:15:10.150 --> 00:15:12.180
  • IT MEANS SO MUCH TO ME
  • 00:15:12.180 --> 00:15:14.060
  • THAT YOU YOU SEE THE GLOW
  • 00:15:14.060 --> 00:15:17.030
  • AND GLORY OF GOD.
  • 00:15:17.030 --> 00:15:18.090
  • THE REASON THAT'S IMPORTANT,
  • 00:15:18.090 --> 00:15:20.160
  • IT'S WHAT I TOLD HER WHEN
  • 00:15:20.160 --> 00:15:22.250
  • "I'LL NEVER BE ON TV.
  • 00:15:24.010 --> 00:15:25.180
  • I DON'T EVER WANT TO GO
  • 00:15:25.180 --> 00:15:26.200
  • TO THE MISSION FIELD."
  • 00:15:26.200 --> 00:15:27.220
  • 25 YEARS ON THE MISSION FIELD,
  • 00:15:27.220 --> 00:15:28.280
  • AND SHE'S BEEN SITTING ON
  • 00:15:28.280 --> 00:15:30.120
  • YOU KNOW WHAT IT IS?
  • 00:15:32.170 --> 00:15:33.280
  • I SAID, BETTY, YOU ARE
  • 00:15:33.280 --> 00:15:36.060
  • SHOWING PEOPLE THAT SOMEONE
  • 00:15:36.060 --> 00:15:37.220
  • THAT WOULD RATHER BE ALONE,
  • 00:15:37.220 --> 00:15:39.180
  • RATHER BE AT HOME,
  • 00:15:39.180 --> 00:15:41.010
  • RATHER BE UNSEEN,
  • 00:15:41.010 --> 00:15:42.190
  • STAY BEHIND THE SCENES,
  • 00:15:42.190 --> 00:15:44.180
  • THAT IF YOU'LL JUST SHARE
  • 00:15:44.180 --> 00:15:46.060
  • YOUR HEART, THE LOVE AND POWER
  • 00:15:46.060 --> 00:15:48.180
  • AND GLORY AND GRACE OF GOD
  • 00:15:48.180 --> 00:15:50.090
  • WILL FLOW LIKE A RIVER."
  • 00:15:50.090 --> 00:15:51.250
  • SHE'S SHOWN MANY PEOPLE THAT.
  • 00:15:51.250 --> 00:15:54.030
  • SO WE'RE WANTING RON TO KNOW
  • 00:15:54.030 --> 00:15:55.150
  • WE LOVE HIM AND CARE.
  • 00:15:55.150 --> 00:15:57.050
  • SEE RON, I WANT EVERYBODY
  • 00:15:57.050 --> 00:15:58.130
  • THAT DOESN'T HAVE ANYBODY
  • 00:15:58.130 --> 00:15:59.280
  • SITTING IN THEIR HOME
  • 00:15:59.280 --> 00:16:01.160
  • OR LIVING ROOM,
  • 00:16:01.160 --> 00:16:02.230
  • THEY MAY NOT EVEN HAVE
  • 00:16:02.230 --> 00:16:03.260
  • ANYBODY IN THEIR LIFE.
  • 00:16:03.260 --> 00:16:04.270
  • THIS IS WHAT
  • 00:16:04.270 --> 00:16:06.000
  • YOU REALLY NEED TO HEAR.
  • 00:16:06.000 --> 00:16:07.010
  • THERE IS A COUPLE SITTING HERE
  • 00:16:07.010 --> 00:16:08.200
  • THAT COME IN YOUR HOME
  • 00:16:08.200 --> 00:16:09.240
  • EVERY DAY WITH A VERY
  • 00:16:09.240 --> 00:16:12.110
  • DEEP PRAYER, GOD LET US
  • 00:16:12.110 --> 00:16:15.070
  • LIGHTEN SOMEBODY'S LOAD.
  • 00:16:15.070 --> 00:16:16.220
  • AND WE HEAR JESUS SAY,
  • 00:16:16.220 --> 00:16:18.180
  • "IF WHOEVER IS LISTENING
  • 00:16:18.180 --> 00:16:20.000
  • TO YOU WOULD JUST GET
  • 00:16:20.000 --> 00:16:21.060
  • IN THE YOKE WITH ME,
  • 00:16:21.060 --> 00:16:23.000
  • MY BURDEN IS LIGHT,
  • 00:16:23.000 --> 00:16:24.160
  • MY YOKE IS LIGHT.
  • 00:16:24.160 --> 00:16:25.280
  • I'VE GOT IT."
  • 00:16:25.280 --> 00:16:27.110
  • SEE, WE WANT YOU
  • 00:16:27.110 --> 00:16:28.220
  • TO YOKE UP WITH JESUS.
  • 00:16:28.220 --> 00:16:29.290
  • WE WANT YOU TO LOSE YOUR LIFE
  • 00:16:29.290 --> 00:16:31.100
  • IN HIS KINGDOM'S PURPOSE.
  • 00:16:31.100 --> 00:16:32.260
  • YOU KNOW WHAT ELSE WE DO?
  • 00:16:32.260 --> 00:16:34.190
  • YOU KNOW WHAT OUR VIEWERS
  • 00:16:34.190 --> 00:16:35.270
  • TELL US AND WE'RE SO GLAD?
  • 00:16:35.270 --> 00:16:37.120
  • THEY TELL US THAT THEY LOVE
  • 00:16:37.120 --> 00:16:39.240
  • TO HELP THE OVERLOOKED
  • 00:16:39.240 --> 00:16:41.100
  • AND THE LEAST OF THESE.
  • 00:16:41.100 --> 00:16:42.280
  • AND WE'RE GOING TO DO THAT.
  • 00:16:42.280 --> 00:16:44.120
  • SO JUST KNOW THIS.
  • 00:16:44.120 --> 00:16:46.110
  • JUST LIKE
  • 00:16:46.110 --> 00:16:47.120
  • WE SHARED LOVE FOR RON
  • 00:16:47.120 --> 00:16:49.090
  • AND I'VE SPENT TIME WITH HIM
  • 00:16:49.090 --> 00:16:50.150
  • TALKING TO HIM BECAUSE
  • 00:16:50.150 --> 00:16:51.230
  • IT WAS THE LOVE OF GOD.
  • 00:16:51.230 --> 00:16:52.280
  • YOU KNEW YOU WERE LOVED,
  • 00:16:52.280 --> 00:16:54.010
  • EVEN WHEN I HAD TO SAY,
  • 00:16:54.010 --> 00:16:55.050
  • "RON, YOU NEED TO LOOK
  • 00:16:55.050 --> 00:16:56.040
  • AT SOME THINGS HERE.
  • 00:16:56.040 --> 00:16:57.050
  • YOU NEED TO GO BACK
  • 00:16:57.050 --> 00:16:58.060
  • AND EXAMINE THEM."
  • 00:16:58.060 --> 00:16:59.050
  • YOU WERE SO READY TO DO IT.
  • 00:16:59.050 --> 00:17:00.160
  • BUT YOU KNEW YOU WERE LOVED.
  • 00:17:00.160 --> 00:17:02.030
  • I WANT EVERYBODY OUT HERE
  • 00:17:02.030 --> 00:17:03.060
  • TO KNOW THAT.
  • 00:17:03.060 --> 00:17:04.060
  • I'LL TELL YOU SOMETHING ELSE
  • 00:17:04.060 --> 00:17:05.120
  • I WANT YOU TO DO.
  • 00:17:05.120 --> 00:17:06.150
  • I WANT TO SHOW A LOT OF PEOPLE
  • 00:17:06.150 --> 00:17:07.150
  • I LOVE THEM.
  • 00:17:07.150 --> 00:17:08.190
  • RON AND I ARE GOING TO TALK
  • 00:17:08.190 --> 00:17:09.220
  • WITH BETTY AND ALL OF YOU
  • 00:17:09.220 --> 00:17:11.190
  • ABOUT FATHERLESSNESS
  • 00:17:11.190 --> 00:17:13.130
  • IN A WAY THAT I THINK
  • 00:17:13.130 --> 00:17:14.190
  • COULD BE REVOLUTIONARY
  • 00:17:14.190 --> 00:17:15.250
  • IN OUR COUNTRY
  • 00:17:15.250 --> 00:17:17.030
  • FOR THE FATHERLESS.
  • 00:17:17.030 --> 00:17:18.260
  • WOULD YOU JUST SAY THANKS
  • 00:17:18.260 --> 00:17:20.060
  • TO RON FOR THE BLESSING
  • 00:17:20.060 --> 00:17:21.080
  • HE'S ALREADY BEEN
  • 00:17:21.080 --> 00:17:22.140
  • AND HE'S GOING TO BE
  • 00:17:22.140 --> 00:17:23.190
  • IN THE NEXT PROGRAM?
  • 00:17:23.190 --> 00:17:24.220
  • WE'RE GOING TO SPEND
  • 00:17:24.220 --> 00:17:25.260
  • A LOT OF TIME
  • 00:17:25.260 --> 00:17:27.000
  • TALKING ABOUT THAT,
  • 00:17:27.000 --> 00:17:28.030
  • AND HOW WE CAN SEE IT HEALED.
  • 00:17:28.030 --> 00:17:29.050
  • BUT THE REASON
  • 00:17:29.050 --> 00:17:30.070
  • I'M KIND OF MOVING ALONG
  • 00:17:30.070 --> 00:17:31.080
  • IS THAT I WANT TO TALK ABOUT
  • 00:17:31.080 --> 00:17:32.140
  • WE'RE GOING TO GIVE
  • 00:17:34.040 --> 00:17:35.180
  • LITTLE CHILDREN ALL OVER
  • 00:17:35.180 --> 00:17:37.250
  • THE WORLD SHOES FOR CHRISTMAS
  • 00:17:37.250 --> 00:17:39.260
  • AND SMILES,
  • 00:17:39.260 --> 00:17:41.200
  • CLEFT PALATE SURGERY,
  • 00:17:41.200 --> 00:17:43.120
  • FACIAL DEFORMITY.
  • 00:17:43.120 --> 00:17:45.090
  • THIS IS SOMETHING THAT YOU,
  • 00:17:45.090 --> 00:17:46.150
  • OUR VIEWERS TELL US THAT
  • 00:17:46.150 --> 00:17:47.190
  • YOU REALLY LOVE TO DO.
  • 00:17:47.190 --> 00:17:49.270
  • BETTY, DON'T YOU WANT TO SEE
  • 00:17:49.270 --> 00:17:51.110
  • ALL THESE LITTLE CHILDREN
  • 00:17:51.110 --> 00:17:52.200
  • HAVE A BIG SURPRISE
  • 00:17:52.200 --> 00:17:53.290
  • FOR CHRISTMAS?
  • 00:17:53.290 --> 00:17:55.070
  • WE'RE ASKING GOD TO GIVE US
  • 00:17:55.070 --> 00:17:56.160
  • 150.000 PAIRS OF SHOES
  • 00:17:56.160 --> 00:17:59.000
  • FOR CHILDREN.
  • 00:17:59.000 --> 00:18:00.110
  • ISN'T IT FUN TO DO THIS?
  • 00:18:00.110 --> 00:18:01.160
  • Betty: I LOVE
  • 00:18:01.160 --> 00:18:02.240
  • THIS SPECIAL THING THAT WE DO
  • 00:18:02.240 --> 00:18:04.030
  • AT CHRISTMAS TIME.
  • 00:18:04.030 --> 00:18:05.120
  • HOW PRECIOUS
  • 00:18:05.120 --> 00:18:06.220
  • ARE THE PRECIOUS FEET
  • 00:18:06.220 --> 00:18:08.040
  • OF THESE CHILDREN?
  • 00:18:08.040 --> 00:18:09.120
  • WE'VE BEEN THERE.
  • 00:18:09.120 --> 00:18:10.190
  • WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO SEE
  • 00:18:10.190 --> 00:18:11.270
  • THE EXCITEMENT
  • 00:18:11.270 --> 00:18:13.050
  • IN THEIR LITTLE FACES
  • 00:18:13.050 --> 00:18:14.120
  • AND IN THEIR HEARTS.
  • 00:18:14.120 --> 00:18:15.180
  • THEY JUST DANCE UP AND DOWN.
  • 00:18:15.180 --> 00:18:18.030
  • FIRST TIME THEY'VE HAD
  • 00:18:18.030 --> 00:18:19.130
  • SOMETHING TO PUT ON THEIR FEET
  • 00:18:19.130 --> 00:18:20.200
  • TO NOT ONLY BE
  • 00:18:20.200 --> 00:18:21.280
  • COMFORTABLE WITH
  • 00:18:21.280 --> 00:18:23.050
  • BUT TO BE SAFE WITH,
  • 00:18:23.050 --> 00:18:24.120
  • TO PROTECT THEIR LITTLE FEET
  • 00:18:24.120 --> 00:18:25.170
  • FROM THE DISEASE
  • 00:18:25.170 --> 00:18:26.230
  • THAT CAN COME
  • 00:18:26.230 --> 00:18:27.280
  • FROM ALL THE CUTS AND SCRAPES
  • 00:18:27.280 --> 00:18:29.040
  • AND THE DISEASES THAT GET
  • 00:18:29.040 --> 00:18:30.080
  • INTO THEIR LITTLE BODIES.
  • 00:18:30.080 --> 00:18:31.160
  • I HOPE YOU'LL JOIN WITH US
  • 00:18:31.160 --> 00:18:32.240
  • AND LET'S PUT SMILES
  • 00:18:32.240 --> 00:18:34.020
  • ON THEIR FACES
  • 00:18:34.020 --> 00:18:35.080
  • BECAUSE THEY'VE GOT SHOES
  • 00:18:35.080 --> 00:18:36.130
  • ON THEIR FEET.
  • 00:18:36.130 --> 00:18:37.200
  • BUT ALSO, LET'S PUT SMILES
  • 00:18:37.200 --> 00:18:38.280
  • ON THE FACES
  • 00:18:38.280 --> 00:18:40.040
  • OF THOSE LITTLE ONES THAT
  • 00:18:40.040 --> 00:18:41.120
  • HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO SMILE
  • 00:18:41.120 --> 00:18:42.240
  • BECAUSE OF A DISFIGURATION,
  • 00:18:42.240 --> 00:18:44.090
  • JAMES.
  • 00:18:44.090 --> 00:18:45.210
  • THAT BLESSES ME TOO.
  • 00:18:45.210 --> 00:18:46.270
  • SO PLEASE JOIN WITH US
  • 00:18:46.270 --> 00:18:48.010
  • AND HELP US!
  • 00:18:48.010 --> 00:18:49.030
  • James: PLEASE, GET YOUR
  • 00:18:49.030 --> 00:18:50.190
  • BANKCARD, OR WRITE A CHECK,
  • 00:18:50.190 --> 00:18:53.070
  • MAKE IT TO LIFE ,
  • 00:18:53.070 --> 00:18:54.150
  • DIAL THE NUMBER OR GO ONLINE
  • 00:18:54.150 --> 00:18:56.090
  • AND MAKE THE GIFT.
  • 00:18:56.090 --> 00:18:57.210
  • WE HAVE SOME GIFTS
  • 00:18:57.210 --> 00:18:59.020
  • TO SEND YOU THAT ARE GOING
  • 00:18:59.020 --> 00:19:00.140
  • TO PUT A SMILE ON YOUR FACE
  • 00:19:00.140 --> 00:19:01.280
  • TO SAY THANK YOU.
  • 00:19:01.280 --> 00:19:03.100
  • THANKS FOR WHAT YOU'RE DOING.
  • 00:19:03.100 --> 00:19:04.250
  • POVERTY IS A KILLER
  • 00:19:07.260 --> 00:19:09.280
  • AND BECAUSE OF IT CHILDREN NEEDLESSLY SUFFER,
  • 00:19:10.010 --> 00:19:12.240
  • NOT ONLY FROM A LACK A FOOD AND CLEAN WATER
  • 00:19:12.270 --> 00:19:14.280
  • BUT ALSO FROM A LACK OF THINGS
  • 00:19:15.010 --> 00:19:16.280
  • WE OFTEN TAKE FOR GRANTED
  • 00:19:17.010 --> 00:19:18.280
  • LIKE A SIMPLE PAIR OF SHOES.
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  • FAR TOO MANY CHILDREN LIVING IN EXTREME POVERTY
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  • HAVE NEVER OWNED A NEW PAIR OF SHOES.
  • 00:19:23.280 --> 00:19:26.110
  • AND WHILE THAT MAY SEEM MINOR IN LIGHT OF ALL THEIR NEEDS,
  • 00:19:26.140 --> 00:19:28.270
  • WALKING WITH BARE FEET
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  • PUTS THEM AT RISK OF LIFE-THREATENING INFECTIONS AND DISEASE
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  • THAT COULD LEAD TO CRIPPLING CONSEQUENCES AND EVEN DEATH.
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  • BY RESPONDING TODAY YOU CAN HELP IMMEDIATELY SECURE
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  • AND BEGIN SHIPPING CHRISTMAS SHOES
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  • TO 150.000 CHILDREN AROUND THE WORLD
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  • JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS.
  • 00:19:45.200 --> 00:19:48.050
  • YOUR GIFT OF $36 WILL HELP PROVIDE TEN PAIRS OF SHOES.
  • 00:19:48.080 --> 00:19:51.210
  • A GIFT OF $72 WILL PROVIDE 20-PAIR
  • 00:19:51.240 --> 00:19:54.100
  • AND A GIFT OF $180
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  • WILL HELP PROVIDE 50 PAIRS OF CHRISTMAS SHOES
  • 00:19:56.140 --> 00:19:58.150
  • FOR CHILDREN IN NEED.
  • 00:19:58.180 --> 00:20:00.150
  • AS A THANK YOU FOR YOUR GIFT OF SUPPORT,
  • 00:20:00.180 --> 00:20:02.150
  • BE SURE TO REQUEST THIS BEAUTIFULLY CRAFTED
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  • GREEN CRYSTAL SHOE ORNAMENT,
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  • A TREASURE TO DISPLAY AT EACH CHRISTMAS.
  • 00:20:06.180 --> 00:20:08.280
  • WITH YOUR GIFT OF $100 OR MORE
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  • YOU MAY ALSO REQUEST THIS KEEPSAKE BOXED SET
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  • OF LIFE'S CHRISTMAS SHOE ORNAMENTS.
  • 00:20:13.150 --> 00:20:15.230
  • FINALLY, PLEASE CONSIDER A GIFT OF $1.000 OR MORE
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  • TO HELP PROVIDE OVER 275 PAIRS OF SHOES
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  • OR TWO CHILDREN WITH CORRECTIVE CLEFT PALATE SURGERIES.
  • 00:20:22.040 --> 00:20:25.060
  • AND YOU MAY REQUEST THE BEAUTIFUL
  • 00:20:25.090 --> 00:20:27.060
  • "SAFE IN THE SHEPHERD'S ARMS" BRONZE SCULPTURE.
  • 00:20:27.090 --> 00:20:30.050
  • PLEASE CALL, WRITE, OR MAKE YOUR GIFT ONLINE TODAY!
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  • James: WOULD YOU THANK
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  • RON ARCHER FOR BEING WITH US?
  • 00:20:37.290 --> 00:20:39.010
  • AND HE'LL BE WITH US
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  • IN THE NEXT PROGRAM
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  • SO DON'T MISS IT!
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  • TELL YOUR FRIENDS TO WATCH.
  • 00:20:42.180 --> 00:20:43.230
  • WE'RE GOING TO TALK
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  • ABOUT FATHERLESSNESS
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  • HE IS JEALOUS FOR ME
  • 00:21:24.060 --> 00:21:29.220
  • LOVES LIKE A HURRICANE I AM A TREE
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  • I'M BENDING BENEATH
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  • THE WEIGHT OF HIS WIND AND HIS MERCY
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  • WHEN ALL OF A SUDDEN I AM UNAWARE
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  • OF THESE AFFLICTIONS ECLIPSED BY HIS GLORY
  • 00:21:52.120 --> 00:21:58.100
  • AND I REALIZE JUST HOW BEAUTIFUL YOU ARE
  • 00:21:58.130 --> 00:22:04.000
  • AND HOW GREAT YOUR AFFECTIONS ARE FOR ME
  • 00:22:04.030 --> 00:22:10.090
  • AND OH HOW HE LOVES US SO
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  • OH, HOW HE LOVES US
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  • HOW HE LOVES US SO
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  • OH, WHOA-OH
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  • WHOA-OH
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  • WHOA-OH
  • 00:22:43.200 --> 00:22:48.030
  • WHOA-OH WHOA-OH
  • 00:22:48.060 --> 00:22:52.220
  • HE IS JEALOUS FOR ME
  • 00:22:57.000 --> 00:23:02.140
  • HE LOVES LIKE A HURRICANE I AM A TREE
  • 00:23:02.170 --> 00:23:08.190
  • BENDING BENEATH THE WEIGHT OF HIS WIND AND MERCY
  • 00:23:08.220 --> 00:23:20.010
  • WHEN ALL OF A SUDDEN I AM UNAWARE
  • 00:23:20.040 --> 00:23:25.050
  • OF THESE AFFLICTIONS ECLIPSED BY GLORY
  • 00:23:25.080 --> 00:23:30.090
  • AND I REALIZE JUST HOW BEAUTIFUL YOU ARE
  • 00:23:30.120 --> 00:23:36.260
  • AND HOW GREAT YOUR AFFECTIONS ARE FOR ME
  • 00:23:36.290 --> 00:23:43.150
  • AND OH HOW HE LOVES US SO
  • 00:23:43.180 --> 00:23:52.040
  • OH HOW HE LOVES US
  • 00:23:52.070 --> 00:23:57.240
  • HOW HE LOVES US SO
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  • OH, WHOA-OH
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  • HE LOVES US WITH AN UNCONDITIONAL LOVE
  • 00:24:09.070 --> 00:24:19.150
  • WITH ALL HIS HEART
  • 00:24:19.180 --> 00:24:22.050
  • WHOA-OH OH
  • 00:24:22.080 --> 00:24:29.040
  • HE LOVES US
  • 00:24:29.070 --> 00:24:32.200
  • OH HOW HE LOVES US
  • 00:24:32.230 --> 00:24:38.120
  • OH HOW HE LOVES US
  • 00:24:38.150 --> 00:24:45.110
  • WHOA-OH HOW HE LOVES
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  • WE ARE HIS PORTION AND HE IS OUR PRIZE
  • 00:24:53.080 --> 00:24:58.060
  • WE'RE DRAWN TO REDEMPTION BY THE GRACE IN HIS EYES
  • 00:24:58.090 --> 00:25:03.280
  • IF GRACE IS AN OCEAN WE'RE ALL SINKING
  • 00:25:04.010 --> 00:25:15.240
  • SO HEAVEN MEETS EARTH LIKE A SLOPPY WET KISS
  • 00:25:15.270 --> 00:25:21.000
  • AND MY HEART TURNS VIOLENTLY INSIDE OF MY CHEST
  • 00:25:21.030 --> 00:25:27.050
  • NO, I DON'T HAVE TIME TO MAINTAIN THESE REGRETS
  • 00:25:27.080 --> 00:25:32.210
  • WHEN I THINK ABOUT THE WAY
  • 00:25:32.240 --> 00:25:38.270
  • HE LOVES US OH, HOW HE LOVES US
  • 00:25:39.000 --> 00:25:49.000
  • WHOA HOW HE LOVES US
  • 00:25:49.030 --> 00:25:53.250
  • OH HOW HE LOVES
  • 00:25:53.280 --> 00:26:01.250
  • WHOA-OH
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  • OUR SAVIOR, HE LOVES US SO MUCH
  • 00:26:08.120 --> 00:26:12.260
  • THAT HE SACRIFICED HE GAVE HIS LIFE
  • 00:26:12.290 --> 00:26:17.130
  • SO NOW WE CAN SAY WE CAN SAY
  • 00:26:17.160 --> 00:26:25.150
  • THAT HE LOVES US
  • 00:26:25.180 --> 00:26:31.070
  • WHEN YOU'RE DOUBTING KNOW THE TRUTH
  • 00:26:31.100 --> 00:26:35.050
  • HE LOVES YOU
  • 00:26:35.080 --> 00:26:37.030
  • WHOA-OH
  • 00:26:37.060 --> 00:26:40.280
  • HE GAVE HIS OWN NOW WE CAN SAY
  • 00:26:41.010 --> 00:26:48.070
  • HE LOVES US
  • 00:26:48.100 --> 00:26:52.060
  • Announcer: TOMORROW ON LIFE TODAY !
  • 00:27:03.000 --> 00:27:05.070
  • WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE REDEEMED?
  • 00:27:05.100 --> 00:27:08.100
  • Sheila: LET GOD REDEEM YOUR STORY.
  • 00:27:08.130 --> 00:27:12.260
  • - LIFE TODAY IS MADE POSSIBLE BY THE SUPPORTERS OF LIFE OUTREACH INTERNATIONAL .
  • 00:27:12.290 --> 00:27:16.110
  • YOUR GIFT WILL BE USED EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE EXEMPT PURPOSES OF LIFE .
  • 00:27:16.140 --> 00:27:19.140
  • THE MINISTRY FEATURES SPECIFIC OUTREACHES
  • 00:27:19.170 --> 00:27:21.160
  • AS EXAMPLES OF THE PROGRAMS IT SUPPORTS AND CONDUCTS.
  • 00:27:21.190 --> 00:27:23.180
  • GIFTS ARE CONSIDERED TO BE WITHOUT RESTRICTION
  • 00:27:23.210 --> 00:27:25.200
  • AS TO USE UNLESS EXPLICITLY STIPULATED BY THE DONOR.
  • 00:27:25.230 --> 00:27:27.240
  • THE MINISTRY IS A MEMBER OF THE E.C.F.A.
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