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Amy Ford and Jess Ford | Almost Aborted

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February 1, 2021
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A mother who sought an abortion, but changed her mind, brings her now-adult son to tell their story of the blessings of life.

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Amy Ford and Jess Ford | Almost Aborted

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  • Next! At age 19, Amy Fordhad an unplanned pregnancy.
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  • Her son, Jess,now shares his journey
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  • after learningthat he was almost aborted.
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  • - I believedthat I was a mistake,that I was unwanted.
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  • That my parents,they didn't want me then
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  • and they don'twant me now.
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  • I believed those lies
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  • and really just fellinto this anxious depression
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  • because I feltlike I lost my purpose.
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  • I felt like I lostmy reason for being here.
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  • SHEILA: Welcome to LIFE Today !
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  • SHEILA: Welcome to LIFE Today !I'm Sheila Walsh
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  • SHEILA: Welcome to LIFE Today !I'm Sheila Walshhere with Randy Robison.
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  • I'm Sheila Walshhere with Randy Robison.I have been here
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  • here with Randy Robison.I have been herea much shorter amount of time
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  • I have been herea much shorter amount of timethan Randy, obviously,
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  • a much shorter amount of timethan Randy, obviously,but every now and again
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  • I'll get to watch an old show.
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  • I'll get to watch an old show.And I saw a clip of a show
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  • I'll get to watch an old show.And I saw a clip of a showwhere there was
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  • And I saw a clip of a showwhere there wasa young woman on
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  • where there wasa young woman ontalking about a child
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  • a young woman ontalking about a childthat she almost aborted,
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  • talking about a childthat she almost aborted,and then did not.
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  • that she almost aborted,and then did not.She talked about
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  • and then did not.She talked aboutwhat a remarkable man he is.
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  • She talked aboutwhat a remarkable man he is.I found myself thinking,
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  • what a remarkable man he is.I found myself thinking,I wish I could meet him.
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  • I found myself thinking,I wish I could meet him.Well, watch this clip
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  • I wish I could meet him.Well, watch this clipand I'll tell you
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  • Well, watch this clipand I'll tell youthe rest of the story.
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  • AMY: We got married
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  • AMY: We got marriedand now our son is almost 15.
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  • We have four kids now.
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  • We have four kids now.And I really feel like
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  • We have four kids now.And I really feel likeall our kids are called
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  • And I really feel likeall our kids are calledto an amazing destiny in life.
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  • all our kids are calledto an amazing destiny in life.But there is something...
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  • to an amazing destiny in life.But there is something...JAMES: Does he know how close
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  • But there is something...JAMES: Does he know how closehe came to not being here?
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  • JAMES: Does he know how closehe came to not being here?AMY: We just told him because
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  • he came to not being here?AMY: We just told him becausewith the book coming out...
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  • AMY: We just told him becausewith the book coming out...JAMES: How did he handle it?
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  • with the book coming out...JAMES: How did he handle it?AMY: He was very mature
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  • JAMES: How did he handle it?AMY: He was very matureabout it.
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  • AMY: He was very matureabout it.I tried to explain to him
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  • about it.I tried to explain to himthat Satan had a plan
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  • I tried to explain to himthat Satan had a planfor his life
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  • that Satan had a planfor his lifeto not even be here.
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  • for his lifeto not even be here.And now
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  • to not even be here.And nowthat we resisted those lies
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  • And nowthat we resisted those liesand we decided to keep
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  • that we resisted those liesand we decided to keepand look at what his life
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  • and we decided to keepand look at what his lifehas impacted now...
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  • and look at what his lifehas impacted now...JAMES: Let him know
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  • any interest to him at all,
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  • any interest to him at all,that that same thing
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  • that that same thinghappened to me.
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  • happened to me.My mother went to the doctor
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  • My mother went to the doctorto abort me
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  • There was an angel there too
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  • There was an angel there tooor I wouldn't be here.
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  • There was an angel there tooor I wouldn't be here.AMY: That's what I feel like.
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  • or I wouldn't be here.AMY: That's what I feel like.That he has some sort of...
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  • AMY: That's what I feel like.That he has some sort of...Like I feel like he might be
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  • That he has some sort of...Like I feel like he might bethe next James Robison.
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  • Like I feel like he might bethe next James Robison.So just get ready!
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  • the next James Robison.So just get ready![LAUGHTER]
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  • So just get ready![LAUGHTER]JAMES: I'm ready
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  • [LAUGHTER]JAMES: I'm readyto go sit on the porch.
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  • JAMES: I'm readyto go sit on the porch.Come on!
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  • to go sit on the porch.Come on!What's his name?
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  • Come on!What's his name?AMY: Jess.
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  • What's his name?AMY: Jess.JAMES: Come on, Jess,
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  • AMY: Jess.JAMES: Come on, Jess,let's go buddy!
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  • SHEILA: Well, James,
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  • SHEILA: Well, James,we don't want you
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  • SHEILA: Well, James,we don't want youto go sit on the porch
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  • we don't want youto go sit on the porchbut we're very,
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  • to go sit on the porchbut we're very,very happy today
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  • but we're very,very happy todayto welcome Amy and Jess
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  • very happy todayto welcome Amy and Jessto the show.
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  • to welcome Amy and Jessto the show.Welcome to LIFE Today !
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  • to the show.Welcome to LIFE Today !AMY: Thanks for having us.
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  • Welcome to LIFE Today !AMY: Thanks for having us.RANDY: It's great
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  • to have you guys.
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  • to have you guys.And for those who
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  • to have you guys.And for those whomaybe missed that program,
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  • And for those whomaybe missed that program,Amy, set us up a little bit
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  • maybe missed that program,Amy, set us up a little bitwith what you went through.
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  • And then
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  • And thenthat will even bring more,
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  • And thenthat will even bring more,I think interest into
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  • that will even bring more,I think interest intoJess's view of things.
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  • AMY: Yeah.
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  • AMY: Yeah.I had an unplanned pregnancy
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  • AMY: Yeah.I had an unplanned pregnancywhen I was 19.
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  • I had an unplanned pregnancywhen I was 19.Grew up in church.
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  • when I was 19.Grew up in church.Had an amazing family
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  • Grew up in church.Had an amazing familybut I didn't have
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  • a relationship with the Lord.
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  • a relationship with the Lord.Found myself
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  • a relationship with the Lord.Found myselfwith an unexpected pregnancy.
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  • Found myselfwith an unexpected pregnancy.And even though I knew
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  • with an unexpected pregnancy.And even though I knewabortion was wrong
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  • And even though I knewabortion was wrongmy whole entire life,
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  • abortion was wrongmy whole entire life,in that moment,
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  • my whole entire life,in that moment,abortion became
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  • in that moment,abortion becamea real option to me
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  • abortion becamea real option to mebecause fear...
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  • a real option to mebecause fear...Fear makes you think
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  • because fear...Fear makes you thinkcrazy things,
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  • Fear makes you thinkcrazy things,do crazy things.
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  • crazy things,do crazy things.So I was like,
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  • do crazy things.So I was like,we're going to be homeless,
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  • So I was like,we're going to be homeless,my parents
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  • we're going to be homeless,my parentsare going to hate me.
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  • my parentsare going to hate me.Every terrible thing
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  • are going to hate me.Every terrible thingyou can think of
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  • Every terrible thingyou can think ofwent through my mind.
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  • you can think ofwent through my mind.And so we thought,
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  • went through my mind.And so we thought,you know what?
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  • And so we thought,you know what?If we have an abortion we'll
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  • you know what?If we have an abortion we'lldeal with the consequences
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  • If we have an abortion we'lldeal with the consequencesof a broken heart later.
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  • deal with the consequencesof a broken heart later.Let's just... A quick fix,
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  • of a broken heart later.Let's just... A quick fix,which we all know is a lie.
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  • Let's just... A quick fix,which we all know is a lie.And so we went
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  • which we all know is a lie.And so we wentto the abortion clinic,
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  • And so we wentto the abortion clinic,paid for it.
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  • to the abortion clinic,paid for it.They started explaining to me
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  • paid for it.They started explaining to mehow they do it and
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  • They started explaining to mehow they do it andI ended up hyperventilating
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  • how they do it andI ended up hyperventilatingand passing out
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  • I ended up hyperventilatingand passing outin the abortion room.
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  • and passing outin the abortion room.When I came to the nurses
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  • in the abortion room.When I came to the nurseswere fanning me trying
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  • When I came to the nurseswere fanning me tryingto give me a drink of water.
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  • were fanning me tryingto give me a drink of water.And they said, "You're
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  • to give me a drink of water.And they said, "You'retoo emotionally distraught
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  • And they said, "You'retoo emotionally distraughtto make this decision today.
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  • too emotionally distraughtto make this decision today.You can come back another day.
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  • to make this decision today.You can come back another day.But today you're not getting
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  • You can come back another day.But today you're not gettingan abortion."
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  • But today you're not gettingan abortion."And so I went back out
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  • an abortion."And so I went back outinto the waiting room
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  • And so I went back outinto the waiting roomand my baby-daddy/
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  • into the waiting roomand my baby-daddy/now-husband-of-22 years,
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  • and my baby-daddy/now-husband-of-22 years,I said,
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  • now-husband-of-22 years,I said,"We're still pregnant."
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  • I said,"We're still pregnant."We just looked at each other
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  • "We're still pregnant."We just looked at each otherand we were like okay,
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  • We just looked at each otherand we were like okay,let's figure this out.
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  • and we were like okay,let's figure this out.Like if we are
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  • let's figure this out.Like if we aregoing to be homeless
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  • Like if we aregoing to be homelessand all of those things
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  • going to be homelessand all of those thingsthat we thought.
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  • and all of those thingsthat we thought.Of course, it wasn't as bad
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  • that we thought.Of course, it wasn't as badas what we thought
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  • Of course, it wasn't as badas what we thoughtit was going to be.
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  • as what we thoughtit was going to be.Our parents were disappointed
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  • it was going to be.Our parents were disappointedin the timing
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  • Our parents were disappointedin the timingbut they loved us
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  • in the timingbut they loved usand they supported us.
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  • but they loved usand they supported us.So I ended up having a son
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  • and they supported us.So I ended up having a sonnamed Jess
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  • So I ended up having a sonnamed Jessand ta-da!
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  • named Jessand ta-da!Here he is.
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  • about that though
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  • about that thoughbecause that's quite a bit
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  • because that's quite a bitof information to take in.
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  • when you found this out?
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  • when you found this out?JESS: I think I was 14;
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  • when you found this out?JESS: I think I was 14;13 to 14--yeah.
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  • JESS: I think I was 14;13 to 14--yeah.SHEILA: How did it hit you
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  • 13 to 14--yeah.SHEILA: How did it hit youinitially?
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  • SHEILA: How did it hit youinitially?JESS: You know, initially,
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  • initially?JESS: You know, initially,it kind of just felt normal,
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  • JESS: You know, initially,it kind of just felt normal,superficial.
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  • it kind of just felt normal,superficial.I guess just a little bit
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  • superficial.I guess just a little bitof context about me.
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  • I guess just a little bitof context about me.Like I grew up being somebody
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  • of context about me.Like I grew up being somebodythat I thought was popular
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  • Like I grew up being somebodythat I thought was popularand all of my conversations
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  • that I thought was popularand all of my conversationswith my friends
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  • and all of my conversationswith my friendswere extremely superficial.
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  • with my friendswere extremely superficial.We talked about football
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  • were extremely superficial.We talked about footballand the Cowboys all the time
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  • We talked about footballand the Cowboys all the timebut nothing really deep.
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  • and the Cowboys all the timebut nothing really deep.So whenever
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  • but nothing really deep.So wheneversomething like that hit me,
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  • So wheneversomething like that hit me,I couldn't really accept it
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  • something like that hit me,I couldn't really accept itfor what it was because maybe
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  • I couldn't really accept itfor what it was because maybeI just didn't understand
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  • for what it was because maybeI just didn't understandhow to process
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  • I just didn't understandhow to processthose deep things.
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  • how to processthose deep things.But you know, over time
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  • those deep things.But you know, over timemy mind just started to grasp
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  • But you know, over timemy mind just started to graspwhat actually almost happened.
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  • my mind just started to graspwhat actually almost happened.That's kind of when
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  • what actually almost happened.That's kind of whenI really felt
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  • That's kind of whenI really feltlike I was a mistake.
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  • I really feltlike I was a mistake.And so
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  • like I was a mistake.And sojust from that transitional
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  • And sojust from that transitionalperiod of the enemy
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  • just from that transitionalperiod of the enemyreally changing my perspective
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  • period of the enemyreally changing my perspectiveand perception of reality,
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  • really changing my perspectiveand perception of reality,I believed
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  • and perception of reality,I believedthat I was a mistake,
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  • I believedthat I was a mistake,that I was unwanted.
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  • that I was a mistake,that I was unwanted.That my parents,
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  • that I was unwanted.That my parents,they didn't want me then
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  • That my parents,they didn't want me thenand they don't want me now.
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  • they didn't want me thenand they don't want me now.Even though my entire life
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  • and they don't want me now.Even though my entire lifethey were amazing parents.
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  • Even though my entire lifethey were amazing parents.They were the best parents,
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  • they were amazing parents.They were the best parents,always there for me.
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  • They were the best parents,always there for me.Came to all my sports games,
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  • always there for me.Came to all my sports games,they were just there.
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  • Came to all my sports games,they were just there.But that's just
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  • they were just there.But that's justthe deception of the enemy.
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  • through deception.
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  • through deception.So even though
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  • So even thoughmy parents were there
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  • my parents were therefor me throughout
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  • basically, the enemy took
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  • basically, the enemy tookthat entire childhood
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  • basically, the enemy tookthat entire childhoodand made me feel like
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  • that entire childhoodand made me feel likethey weren't there for me
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  • and made me feel likethey weren't there for meanymore,
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  • they weren't there for meanymore,made me feel like
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  • anymore,made me feel likeI was still a mistake.
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  • made me feel likeI was still a mistake.So as a result of that,
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  • I was still a mistake.So as a result of that,I believed those lies
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  • So as a result of that,I believed those liesand really just fell into
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  • I believed those liesand really just fell intothis anxious depression
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  • and really just fell intothis anxious depressionbecause I felt like
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  • this anxious depressionbecause I felt likeI lost my purpose,
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  • because I felt likeI lost my purpose,I felt like I lost my reason
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  • I lost my purpose,I felt like I lost my reasonfor being here.
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  • I felt like I lost my reasonfor being here.As I continued to just wallow
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  • for being here.As I continued to just wallowin these thoughts,
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  • As I continued to just wallowin these thoughts,I became really suicidal
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  • in these thoughts,I became really suicidaljust because I felt like
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  • I became really suicidaljust because I felt likeI didn't have a purpose.
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  • just because I felt likeI didn't have a purpose.It was a really difficult time
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  • I didn't have a purpose.It was a really difficult timefor me because like I said
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  • It was a really difficult timefor me because like I saidI had so many friends
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  • for me because like I saidI had so many friendsbut we never really
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  • I had so many friendsbut we never reallyknew how to discuss emotions
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  • but we never reallyknew how to discuss emotionswith one another.
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  • knew how to discuss emotionswith one another.We really never understood
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  • with one another.We really never understoodhow to process
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  • We really never understoodhow to processdeep emotional things.
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  • how to processdeep emotional things.So I felt like I had no one.
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  • deep emotional things.So I felt like I had no one.And of course, I didn't want
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  • So I felt like I had no one.And of course, I didn't wantto tell my parents
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  • And of course, I didn't wantto tell my parentsbecause I didn't want
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  • to tell my parentsbecause I didn't wantto disappoint them.
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  • because I didn't wantto disappoint them.I didn't want them
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  • to disappoint them.I didn't want themto feel guilty.
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  • I didn't want themto feel guilty.SHEILA: That's a lot to carry.
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  • to feel guilty.SHEILA: That's a lot to carry.JESS: It was.
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  • SHEILA: That's a lot to carry.JESS: It was.RANDY: How did that change?
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  • JESS: It was.RANDY: How did that change?I'm assuming there was
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  • RANDY: How did that change?I'm assuming there wasa turning point here.
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  • a turning point
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  • a turning pointand this is just
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  • and this is justthe grace of God,
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  • the grace of God,the goodness of God.
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  • the goodness of God.I remember there was one day
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  • on the edge of my bed
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  • on the edge of my bedand I remember
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  • on the edge of my bedand I rememberI was just praying,
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  • and I rememberI was just praying,and praying out of despair
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  • I was just praying,and praying out of despairbecause I felt
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  • and praying out of despairbecause I feltlike it was over.
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  • because I feltlike it was over.I felt like there was no way
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  • like it was over.I felt like there was no wayI could live another day.
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  • I felt like there was no wayI could live another day.Because whenever I say
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  • I could live another day.Because whenever I saythe enemy was attacking me,
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  • Because whenever I saythe enemy was attacking me,whenever I say the enemy
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  • the enemy was attacking me,whenever I say the enemywas attacking me,
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  • whenever I say the enemywas attacking me,I mean there was nothing else
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  • was attacking me,I mean there was nothing elsethat I thought about.
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  • I mean there was nothing elsethat I thought about.The only thing
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  • that I thought about.The only thingthat I ever thought about
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  • The only thingthat I ever thought aboutwas that I wasn't
  • 00:07:42.451 --> 00:07:43.819
  • that I ever thought aboutwas that I wasn'tsupposed to be here.
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  • was that I wasn'tsupposed to be here.And that's just the deception,
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  • supposed to be here.And that's just the deception,that's the deception
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  • And that's just the deception,that's the deceptionof the enemy.
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  • that's the deceptionof the enemy.So I was sitting
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  • of the enemy.So I was sittingon the edge of my bed praying,
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  • So I was sittingon the edge of my bed praying,just crying out to God, "God,
  • 00:07:51.527 --> 00:07:52.562
  • on the edge of my bed praying,just crying out to God, "God,I don't want to be here."
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  • just crying out to God, "God,I don't want to be here."And really telling him,
  • 00:07:53.796 --> 00:07:54.797
  • I don't want to be here."And really telling him,"God, I'm going to end it.
  • 00:07:54.864 --> 00:07:55.932
  • And really telling him,"God, I'm going to end it.I'm going to pop
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  • "God, I'm going to end it.I'm going to popa bunch of pills
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  • I'm going to popa bunch of pillsand see what happens."
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  • a bunch of pillsand see what happens."I remember as I said that
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  • and see what happens."I remember as I said thator as I thought that
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  • I remember as I said thator as I thought thatand I really believed
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  • or as I thought thatand I really believedthat I was going to do it,
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  • and I really believedthat I was going to do it,what I know now is the voice
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  • that I was going to do it,what I know now is the voiceof the Holy Spirit stopped me.
  • 00:08:08.678 --> 00:08:10.212
  • what I know now is the voiceof the Holy Spirit stopped me.And the Holy Spirit said
  • 00:08:10.279 --> 00:08:12.181
  • of the Holy Spirit stopped me.And the Holy Spirit saidsimply just one sentence,
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  • And the Holy Spirit saidsimply just one sentence,"Jess, your parents
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  • simply just one sentence,"Jess, your parentsmay have said no to you
  • 00:08:14.817 --> 00:08:16.152
  • "Jess, your parentsmay have said no to youbut I said yes.
  • 00:08:16.218 --> 00:08:17.386
  • may have said no to youbut I said yes.You have a plan
  • 00:08:17.453 --> 00:08:18.487
  • but I said yes.You have a planand a purpose."
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  • You have a planand a purpose."And my whole life
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  • and a purpose."And my whole lifeI was searching
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  • And my whole lifeI was searchingfor this one thing
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  • I was searchingfor this one thingcalled purpose
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  • for this one thingcalled purposeand finally the Holy Spirit
  • 00:08:24.060 --> 00:08:25.161
  • called purposeand finally the Holy Spiritrevealed it to me
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  • and finally the Holy Spiritrevealed it to methat I was predestined
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  • revealed it to methat I was predestinedbefore the foundation
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  • that I was predestinedbefore the foundationof the world
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  • before the foundationof the worldto be a son of God and
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  • of the worldto be a son of God andto serve him with everything.
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  • to be a son of God andto serve him with everything.My life has absolutely changed
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  • to serve him with everything.My life has absolutely changedsince then
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  • SHEILA: Wow!
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  • SHEILA: Wow!What the enemy
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  • What the enemyintended for evil
  • 00:08:39.675 --> 00:08:40.843
  • intended for evilGod intended for good.
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  • God intended for good.Amy, were you aware
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  • in Jess's life?
  • 00:08:44.547 --> 00:08:45.548
  • He didn't ever tell us.
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  • He didn't ever tell us.Like I had no idea
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  • Like I had no ideathat he was struggling
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  • that he was strugglingwith this.
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  • with this.I love to like,
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  • and my husband
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  • and my husbandwere getting married
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  • and my husbandwere getting marriedwhen I was 16 weeks pregnant
  • 00:08:56.559 --> 00:08:57.793
  • were getting marriedwhen I was 16 weeks pregnantthe pastor wouldn't marry us.
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  • when I was 16 weeks pregnantthe pastor wouldn't marry us.He said that he couldn't bless
  • 00:08:59.028 --> 00:09:00.229
  • the pastor wouldn't marry us.He said that he couldn't blessthe marriage.
  • 00:09:00.296 --> 00:09:01.631
  • He said that he couldn't blessthe marriage.A couple years later though,
  • 00:09:01.697 --> 00:09:04.000
  • the marriage.A couple years later though,he called my husband
  • 00:09:04.066 --> 00:09:05.368
  • A couple years later though,he called my husbandand he asked for forgiveness,
  • 00:09:05.434 --> 00:09:06.569
  • he called my husbandand he asked for forgiveness,and he felt like
  • 00:09:06.636 --> 00:09:07.737
  • and he asked for forgiveness,and he felt likeit was the worst mistake
  • 00:09:07.803 --> 00:09:09.005
  • and he felt likeit was the worst mistakein pastoring history.
  • 00:09:09.071 --> 00:09:10.272
  • it was the worst mistakein pastoring history.SHEILA: It must have hurt.
  • 00:09:10.339 --> 00:09:11.507
  • in pastoring history.SHEILA: It must have hurt.AMY: Yes, it did.
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  • SHEILA: It must have hurt.AMY: Yes, it did.But then when Jess was 16,
  • 00:09:12.742 --> 00:09:14.110
  • AMY: Yes, it did.But then when Jess was 16,he asked me to come
  • 00:09:14.176 --> 00:09:15.444
  • But then when Jess was 16,he asked me to comeand speak at his church
  • 00:09:15.511 --> 00:09:16.912
  • he asked me to comeand speak at his churchabout just pro love
  • 00:09:16.979 --> 00:09:20.383
  • and speak at his churchabout just pro loveand even his story,
  • 00:09:20.449 --> 00:09:21.717
  • about just pro loveand even his story,was very open
  • 00:09:21.784 --> 00:09:22.818
  • and even his story,was very openwith the congregation
  • 00:09:22.885 --> 00:09:23.986
  • was very openwith the congregationof what he had done
  • 00:09:24.053 --> 00:09:25.154
  • with the congregationof what he had doneyears before.
  • 00:09:25.221 --> 00:09:26.355
  • of what he had doneyears before.So after I spoke he asked me
  • 00:09:26.422 --> 00:09:27.623
  • years before.So after I spoke he asked meto come back on stage
  • 00:09:27.690 --> 00:09:28.858
  • So after I spoke he asked meto come back on stageand he said, "Amy,
  • 00:09:28.924 --> 00:09:30.359
  • to come back on stageand he said, "Amy,I want to ask you
  • 00:09:30.426 --> 00:09:31.661
  • and he said, "Amy,I want to ask youfor forgiveness.
  • 00:09:31.727 --> 00:09:32.862
  • I want to ask youfor forgiveness.I asked your husband
  • 00:09:32.928 --> 00:09:34.030
  • for forgiveness.I asked your husbanda long time ago
  • 00:09:34.096 --> 00:09:35.164
  • I asked your husbanda long time agobut I want to ask you
  • 00:09:35.231 --> 00:09:36.365
  • a long time agobut I want to ask youfor forgiveness."
  • 00:09:36.432 --> 00:09:37.533
  • but I want to ask youfor forgiveness."And then he had my son Jess
  • 00:09:37.600 --> 00:09:38.701
  • for forgiveness."And then he had my son Jesscome on stage.
  • 00:09:38.768 --> 00:09:39.769
  • And then he had my son Jesscome on stage.And in front
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  • come on stage.And in frontof the whole congregation
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  • And in frontof the whole congregationand he said, "Jess,
  • 00:09:42.204 --> 00:09:43.272
  • of the whole congregationand he said, "Jess,will you please forgive me for
  • 00:09:43.339 --> 00:09:44.440
  • and he said, "Jess,will you please forgive me forplanting seeds of rejection
  • 00:09:44.507 --> 00:09:45.541
  • will you please forgive me forplanting seeds of rejectionin your heart before
  • 00:09:45.608 --> 00:09:46.709
  • planting seeds of rejectionin your heart beforeyou were ever even born.
  • 00:09:46.776 --> 00:09:47.910
  • in your heart beforeyou were ever even born.And while you were
  • 00:09:47.977 --> 00:09:49.145
  • you were ever even born.And while you werein your mother's womb
  • 00:09:49.211 --> 00:09:50.446
  • And while you werein your mother's wombI rejected you."
  • 00:09:50.513 --> 00:09:51.547
  • in your mother's wombI rejected you."And Jess,
  • 00:09:51.614 --> 00:09:52.748
  • I rejected you."And Jess,in front of the whole church
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  • And Jess,in front of the whole churchsays, "I forgive you."
  • 00:09:54.016 --> 00:09:55.117
  • in front of the whole churchsays, "I forgive you."And it was such
  • 00:09:55.184 --> 00:09:56.218
  • says, "I forgive you."And it was sucha powerful moment.
  • 00:09:56.285 --> 00:09:57.386
  • And it was sucha powerful moment.And so I think,
  • 00:09:57.453 --> 00:09:58.554
  • a powerful moment.And so I think,and that was when he was 16.
  • 00:09:58.621 --> 00:09:59.588
  • And so I think,and that was when he was 16.I think there were just steps
  • 00:09:59.655 --> 00:10:00.656
  • and that was when he was 16.I think there were just stepsand healing moments
  • 00:10:00.723 --> 00:10:02.858
  • I think there were just stepsand healing momentsthat happened.
  • 00:10:02.925 --> 00:10:04.026
  • and healing momentsthat happened.Even now, I don't regret
  • 00:10:04.093 --> 00:10:06.028
  • that happened.Even now, I don't regrettelling him his story because
  • 00:10:06.095 --> 00:10:08.464
  • Even now, I don't regrettelling him his story becausethat's where freedom is,
  • 00:10:08.531 --> 00:10:10.866
  • telling him his story becausethat's where freedom is,is what we put in the light,
  • 00:10:10.933 --> 00:10:12.535
  • that's where freedom is,is what we put in the light,is what God can heal.
  • 00:10:12.601 --> 00:10:13.836
  • is what we put in the light,is what God can heal.And now God uses this.
  • 00:10:13.903 --> 00:10:15.504
  • is what God can heal.And now God uses this.He has led so many kids
  • 00:10:15.571 --> 00:10:16.906
  • And now God uses this.He has led so many kidsto the Lord.
  • 00:10:16.972 --> 00:10:18.107
  • He has led so many kidsto the Lord.He is on fire for God.
  • 00:10:18.174 --> 00:10:19.275
  • to the Lord.He is on fire for God.Just got a theology degree.
  • 00:10:19.341 --> 00:10:20.409
  • He is on fire for God.Just got a theology degree.Wants to be a pastor.
  • 00:10:20.476 --> 00:10:21.677
  • Just got a theology degree.Wants to be a pastor.And this is just fuel
  • 00:10:21.744 --> 00:10:25.214
  • Wants to be a pastor.And this is just fuelfor his life because his story
  • 00:10:25.281 --> 00:10:26.916
  • And this is just fuelfor his life because his storyhas brought him purpose.
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  • I didn't know that.
  • 00:10:29.952 --> 00:10:30.953
  • I didn't know that.I knew obviously,
  • 00:10:31.020 --> 00:10:32.321
  • I knew obviously,your mother has been on
  • 00:10:32.388 --> 00:10:33.656
  • your mother has been onand we've heard her story.
  • 00:10:33.723 --> 00:10:35.124
  • and we've heard her story.I didn't know that about...
  • 00:10:35.191 --> 00:10:36.292
  • I was an unplanned pregnancy.
  • 00:10:37.960 --> 00:10:40.529
  • I was an unplanned pregnancy.I was an unwanted child.
  • 00:10:40.596 --> 00:10:42.431
  • I was an unplanned pregnancy.I was an unwanted child.I was the product
  • 00:10:42.498 --> 00:10:44.734
  • I was an unwanted child.I was the productof two people
  • 00:10:44.800 --> 00:10:46.135
  • I was the productof two peoplewho were married
  • 00:10:46.202 --> 00:10:47.269
  • of two peoplewho were marriedto other people at the time
  • 00:10:47.336 --> 00:10:48.437
  • who were marriedto other people at the timeand I was given up
  • 00:10:48.504 --> 00:10:49.638
  • to other people at the timeand I was given upfor adoption, adopted
  • 00:10:49.705 --> 00:10:51.040
  • and I was given upfor adoption, adoptedby James and Betty Robison.
  • 00:10:51.107 --> 00:10:52.341
  • for adoption, adoptedby James and Betty Robison.JESS: Wow.
  • 00:10:52.408 --> 00:10:54.777
  • by James and Betty Robison.JESS: Wow.RANDY: So I get a lot of that.
  • 00:10:54.844 --> 00:11:00.382
  • JESS: Wow.RANDY: So I get a lot of that.Here's what I want
  • 00:11:00.449 --> 00:11:01.617
  • RANDY: So I get a lot of that.Here's what I wantto say to you and I know
  • 00:11:01.684 --> 00:11:03.018
  • Here's what I wantto say to you and I knowyou know this now,
  • 00:11:03.085 --> 00:11:04.353
  • to say to you and I knowyou know this now,I'm glad, but to anyone
  • 00:11:04.420 --> 00:11:05.888
  • you know this now,I'm glad, but to anyoneout there who is feeling
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  • I'm glad, but to anyoneout there who is feelingmaybe the way Jess did,
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  • out there who is feelingmaybe the way Jess did,or if you're an adoptee
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  • maybe the way Jess did,or if you're an adopteeor dealing with rejection,
  • 00:11:10.926 --> 00:11:12.228
  • or if you're an adopteeor dealing with rejection,wondering what your purpose is
  • 00:11:12.294 --> 00:11:13.763
  • or dealing with rejection,wondering what your purpose isI look at that,
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  • wondering what your purpose isI look at that,I look at Jess,
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  • I look at that,I look at Jess,I look at me and I go,
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  • I look at Jess,I look at me and I go,man, God went through
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  • I look at me and I go,man, God went througha lot of trouble
  • 00:11:18.567 --> 00:11:19.668
  • man, God went througha lot of troubleto make sure I got here.
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  • a lot of troubleto make sure I got here.Let me tell you,
  • 00:11:21.003 --> 00:11:22.204
  • to make sure I got here.Let me tell you,God has such a purpose
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  • Let me tell you,God has such a purposefor those of us
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  • God has such a purposefor those of uswho are conceived in sin
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  • for those of uswho are conceived in sinor unwanted or unplanned.
  • 00:11:28.644 --> 00:11:31.747
  • who are conceived in sinor unwanted or unplanned.God's planned
  • 00:11:31.814 --> 00:11:33.048
  • or unwanted or unplanned.God's plannedevery single one of us.
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  • God's plannedevery single one of us.And when you look
  • 00:11:34.283 --> 00:11:35.451
  • every single one of us.And when you lookat these two right here,
  • 00:11:35.518 --> 00:11:36.719
  • And when you lookat these two right here,especially Jess,
  • 00:11:36.786 --> 00:11:38.154
  • at these two right here,especially Jess,you can see God working
  • 00:11:38.220 --> 00:11:40.689
  • especially Jess,you can see God workingall things together for good
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  • you can see God workingall things together for goodfor his purpose
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  • all things together for goodfor his purposewhen we just submit to him.
  • 00:11:46.328 --> 00:11:47.696
  • for his purposewhen we just submit to him.So Jess, I just want
  • 00:11:47.763 --> 00:11:48.864
  • when we just submit to him.So Jess, I just wantto encourage you right now.
  • 00:11:48.931 --> 00:11:54.503
  • So Jess, I just wantto encourage you right now.He's got his hand on you.
  • 00:11:54.570 --> 00:11:57.072
  • to encourage you right now.He's got his hand on you.He had to go through
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  • He's got his hand on you.He had to go througha little extra effort
  • 00:11:58.340 --> 00:11:59.441
  • He had to go througha little extra effortto make sure
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  • a little extra effortto make sureyou and I got here, buddy.
  • 00:12:00.743 --> 00:12:04.313
  • to make sureyou and I got here, buddy.And thank you.
  • 00:12:04.380 --> 00:12:09.151
  • you and I got here, buddy.And thank you.SHEILA: Okay, Amy.
  • 00:12:09.218 --> 00:12:11.187
  • And thank you.SHEILA: Okay, Amy.You have a brand-new book out
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  • SHEILA: Okay, Amy.You have a brand-new book outcalled, Help Her Be Brave .
  • 00:12:12.488 --> 00:12:15.858
  • You have a brand-new book outcalled, Help Her Be Brave .Tell me about this
  • 00:12:15.925 --> 00:12:17.226
  • called, Help Her Be Brave .Tell me about thisphenomenal work
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  • AMY: Well, going through
  • 00:12:19.762 --> 00:12:21.030
  • AMY: Well, going throughwhat I went through
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  • what I went throughI have really recognized
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  • I have really recognizedthat if I would have felt
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  • to the church
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  • to the churchto say I'm in this situation,
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  • to the churchto say I'm in this situation,I'm pregnant,
  • 00:12:28.737 --> 00:12:29.839
  • to say I'm in this situation,I'm pregnant,I don't know what to do,
  • 00:12:29.905 --> 00:12:31.774
  • I'm pregnant,I don't know what to do,but in that situation
  • 00:12:31.841 --> 00:12:33.309
  • I don't know what to do,but in that situationit was the last place
  • 00:12:33.375 --> 00:12:34.443
  • but in that situationit was the last placeI wanted to go to.
  • 00:12:34.510 --> 00:12:35.711
  • it was the last placeI wanted to go to.So we feel like the church
  • 00:12:35.778 --> 00:12:37.046
  • I wanted to go to.So we feel like the churchcan play a powerful role
  • 00:12:37.112 --> 00:12:38.447
  • So we feel like the churchcan play a powerful rolein helping women save lives.
  • 00:12:38.514 --> 00:12:40.916
  • can play a powerful rolein helping women save lives.So there are over
  • 00:12:40.983 --> 00:12:43.018
  • in helping women save lives.So there are over300.000 churches in America
  • 00:12:43.085 --> 00:12:44.720
  • So there are over300.000 churches in Americaand we feel like every church
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  • 300.000 churches in Americaand we feel like every churchshould be able
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  • and we feel like every churchshould be ableto welcome these women in
  • 00:12:47.489 --> 00:12:48.624
  • should be ableto welcome these women inand really help them
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  • to welcome these women inand really help themwith their journey,
  • 00:12:49.959 --> 00:12:51.327
  • and really help themwith their journey,not only through pregnancy
  • 00:12:51.393 --> 00:12:52.595
  • with their journey,not only through pregnancybut their whole life.
  • 00:12:52.661 --> 00:12:54.630
  • not only through pregnancybut their whole life.I know I met one time a woman
  • 00:12:54.697 --> 00:12:56.532
  • but their whole life.I know I met one time a womanthat came up to me
  • 00:12:56.599 --> 00:12:57.800
  • I know I met one time a womanthat came up to meand she said,
  • 00:12:57.867 --> 00:12:59.101
  • that came up to meand she said,"I'm a pro-life atheist.
  • 00:12:59.168 --> 00:13:00.336
  • and she said,"I'm a pro-life atheist.I don't believe in your God
  • 00:13:00.402 --> 00:13:01.537
  • "I'm a pro-life atheist.I don't believe in your Godbut I believe in the power
  • 00:13:01.604 --> 00:13:02.671
  • I don't believe in your Godbut I believe in the powerof your people.
  • 00:13:02.738 --> 00:13:03.772
  • but I believe in the powerof your people.If you could get your people
  • 00:13:03.839 --> 00:13:05.040
  • of your people.If you could get your peopleto do something then
  • 00:13:05.107 --> 00:13:06.208
  • If you could get your peopleto do something thenthis issue wouldn't
  • 00:13:06.275 --> 00:13:07.309
  • to do something thenthis issue wouldn'tbe an issue anymore."
  • 00:13:07.376 --> 00:13:08.477
  • this issue wouldn'tbe an issue anymore."And I was like blown away
  • 00:13:08.544 --> 00:13:09.612
  • be an issue anymore."And I was like blown awaythat an atheist
  • 00:13:09.678 --> 00:13:10.679
  • And I was like blown awaythat an atheistcould even recognize
  • 00:13:10.746 --> 00:13:11.847
  • that an atheistcould even recognizethe power that we have.
  • 00:13:11.914 --> 00:13:13.115
  • could even recognizethe power that we have.So Help Her Be Brave is about
  • 00:13:13.182 --> 00:13:14.350
  • the power that we have.So Help Her Be Brave is aboutall of the amazing ways
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  • So Help Her Be Brave is aboutall of the amazing waysthat people can get involved
  • 00:13:15.718 --> 00:13:16.886
  • all of the amazing waysthat people can get involvedin the pro-life movement.
  • 00:13:16.952 --> 00:13:18.053
  • that people can get involvedin the pro-life movement.I remember when I,
  • 00:13:18.120 --> 00:13:19.255
  • in the pro-life movement.I remember when I,it wasn't until
  • 00:13:19.321 --> 00:13:20.389
  • I remember when I,it wasn't untilmy mid to late 30s
  • 00:13:20.456 --> 00:13:21.590
  • it wasn't untilmy mid to late 30sthat I even knew
  • 00:13:21.657 --> 00:13:22.658
  • my mid to late 30sthat I even knewthere was a pro-life movement.
  • 00:13:22.725 --> 00:13:23.759
  • that I even knewthere was a pro-life movement.I thought it was like people
  • 00:13:23.826 --> 00:13:24.927
  • there was a pro-life movement.I thought it was like peoplethat stand outside
  • 00:13:24.994 --> 00:13:26.061
  • I thought it was like peoplethat stand outsideabortion clinics and scream.
  • 00:13:26.128 --> 00:13:27.229
  • that stand outsideabortion clinics and scream.Because that's what the media
  • 00:13:27.296 --> 00:13:28.364
  • abortion clinics and scream.Because that's what the mediawants to make it look like.
  • 00:13:28.430 --> 00:13:29.465
  • Because that's what the mediawants to make it look like.But that's not
  • 00:13:29.531 --> 00:13:30.566
  • wants to make it look like.But that's notthe pro-life movement at all.
  • 00:13:30.633 --> 00:13:31.767
  • But that's notthe pro-life movement at all.There is amazing resources
  • 00:13:31.834 --> 00:13:32.902
  • the pro-life movement at all.There is amazing resourcesand help.
  • 00:13:32.968 --> 00:13:34.236
  • There is amazing resourcesand help.There's just so much support
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  • and help.There's just so much supportthat's out there they
  • 00:13:36.605 --> 00:13:37.806
  • There's just so much supportthat's out there theyjust need to highlight it.
  • 00:13:37.873 --> 00:13:39.041
  • that's out there theyjust need to highlight it.So I really feel like
  • 00:13:39.108 --> 00:13:40.175
  • just need to highlight it.So I really feel likeGod has put something
  • 00:13:40.242 --> 00:13:41.343
  • So I really feel likeGod has put somethingin each of us,
  • 00:13:41.410 --> 00:13:42.645
  • God has put somethingin each of us,a strength, a gift, a talent,
  • 00:13:42.711 --> 00:13:43.913
  • in each of us,a strength, a gift, a talent,something that is like,
  • 00:13:43.979 --> 00:13:46.015
  • a strength, a gift, a talent,something that is like,what do you pound
  • 00:13:46.081 --> 00:13:47.182
  • something that is like,what do you poundyour fist on the table
  • 00:13:47.249 --> 00:13:48.317
  • what do you poundyour fist on the tableand say, someone needs
  • 00:13:48.384 --> 00:13:49.385
  • your fist on the tableand say, someone needsto do something about this!
  • 00:13:49.451 --> 00:13:51.186
  • and say, someone needsto do something about this!A lot of times, that's us.
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  • to do something about this!A lot of times, that's us.That's why God
  • 00:13:52.988 --> 00:13:54.390
  • A lot of times, that's us.That's why Godis fired up about it.
  • 00:13:54.456 --> 00:13:55.724
  • That's why Godis fired up about it.So it has tons of ideas,
  • 00:13:55.791 --> 00:13:57.960
  • is fired up about it.So it has tons of ideas,tons of stories
  • 00:13:58.027 --> 00:13:59.929
  • So it has tons of ideas,tons of storiesof how ordinary people
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  • tons of storiesof how ordinary peoplelike me and you,
  • 00:14:01.330 --> 00:14:02.464
  • of how ordinary peoplelike me and you,and all of us here
  • 00:14:02.531 --> 00:14:03.832
  • like me and you,and all of us hereuse our strengths and gifts
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  • and all of us hereuse our strengths and giftsto help a woman be brave
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  • use our strengths and giftsto help a woman be braveand be able to choose life.
  • 00:14:06.802 --> 00:14:07.970
  • to help a woman be braveand be able to choose life.Because every abortion
  • 00:14:08.037 --> 00:14:09.738
  • and be able to choose life.Because every abortiondecision, fear is the root
  • 00:14:09.805 --> 00:14:11.307
  • Because every abortiondecision, fear is the root-- fear of being alone,
  • 00:14:11.373 --> 00:14:12.574
  • decision, fear is the root-- fear of being alone,fear of my parents hating me,
  • 00:14:12.641 --> 00:14:13.876
  • -- fear of being alone,fear of my parents hating me,fear of dropping
  • 00:14:13.943 --> 00:14:14.977
  • fear of my parents hating me,fear of droppingout of school.
  • 00:14:15.044 --> 00:14:16.078
  • fear of droppingout of school.Fear.
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  • out of school.Fear.So how can we help or be brave
  • 00:14:17.246 --> 00:14:18.280
  • Fear.So how can we help or be braveand eliminate those fears?
  • 00:14:18.347 --> 00:14:19.381
  • So how can we help or be braveand eliminate those fears?And then help support her
  • 00:14:19.448 --> 00:14:20.482
  • and eliminate those fears?And then help support herand get her plugged
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  • And then help support herand get her pluggedinto a spiritual family,
  • 00:14:21.650 --> 00:14:22.918
  • and get her pluggedinto a spiritual family,be discipled, be loved on,
  • 00:14:22.985 --> 00:14:24.053
  • into a spiritual family,be discipled, be loved on,be empowered
  • 00:14:24.119 --> 00:14:25.354
  • be discipled, be loved on,be empoweredto be the mother
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  • be empoweredto be the motherGod created her to be.
  • 00:14:26.622 --> 00:14:27.790
  • to be the motherGod created her to be.Whether she chooses
  • 00:14:27.856 --> 00:14:28.824
  • God created her to be.Whether she choosesto place her baby for adoption
  • 00:14:28.891 --> 00:14:29.925
  • Whether she choosesto place her baby for adoptionor whether
  • 00:14:29.992 --> 00:14:30.960
  • to place her baby for adoptionor whethershe chooses to parent,
  • 00:14:31.026 --> 00:14:31.994
  • or whethershe chooses to parent,how can we help her
  • 00:14:32.061 --> 00:14:33.028
  • she chooses to parent,how can we help herthrough this journey
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  • how can we help herthrough this journeyand get her plugged
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  • through this journeyand get her pluggedinto a spiritual family
  • 00:14:35.164 --> 00:14:36.131
  • and get her pluggedinto a spiritual familyto love on her
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  • into a spiritual familyto love on herfor the rest of her life
  • 00:14:37.232 --> 00:14:38.267
  • to love on herfor the rest of her lifeif she'll allow it?
  • 00:14:38.334 --> 00:14:39.301
  • RANDY: You touched on
  • 00:14:40.602 --> 00:14:41.704
  • RANDY: You touched onone of the biggest lies
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  • one of the biggest liesin our culture today
  • 00:14:43.439 --> 00:14:44.740
  • in our culture todayand that is that Christians
  • 00:14:44.807 --> 00:14:46.175
  • they're pro-life meaning
  • 00:14:47.843 --> 00:14:49.678
  • they're pro-life meaningthey're just pro-birth.
  • 00:14:49.745 --> 00:14:51.547
  • they're pro-life meaningthey're just pro-birth.They don't really
  • 00:14:51.613 --> 00:14:52.614
  • they're just pro-birth.They don't reallycare about kids
  • 00:14:52.681 --> 00:14:53.716
  • They don't reallycare about kidsafter they're born,
  • 00:14:53.782 --> 00:14:54.783
  • care about kidsafter they're born,which is one
  • 00:14:54.850 --> 00:14:56.485
  • after they're born,which is oneof the dumbest lies.
  • 00:14:56.552 --> 00:14:57.886
  • which is oneof the dumbest lies.But it is one.
  • 00:14:57.953 --> 00:14:59.021
  • of the dumbest lies.But it is one.What would you say
  • 00:14:59.088 --> 00:15:00.089
  • But it is one.What would you sayto a young woman
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  • What would you sayto a young womanwho is in a tough situation,
  • 00:15:02.458 --> 00:15:05.294
  • to a young womanwho is in a tough situation,has the unplanned pregnancy
  • 00:15:05.361 --> 00:15:06.729
  • who is in a tough situation,has the unplanned pregnancyand wonders,
  • 00:15:06.795 --> 00:15:08.364
  • has the unplanned pregnancyand wonders,is there really support
  • 00:15:08.430 --> 00:15:09.698
  • and wonders,is there really supportout there for me?
  • 00:15:09.765 --> 00:15:11.300
  • is there really supportout there for me?AMY: I would just tell her,
  • 00:15:11.367 --> 00:15:13.068
  • out there for me?AMY: I would just tell her,get plugged
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  • AMY: I would just tell her,get pluggedinto a church family.
  • 00:15:14.570 --> 00:15:15.804
  • get pluggedinto a church family.Let us help you.
  • 00:15:15.871 --> 00:15:17.072
  • into a church family.Let us help you.Embrace Grace is a ministry
  • 00:15:17.172 --> 00:15:18.207
  • Let us help you.Embrace Grace is a ministrythat we started
  • 00:15:18.273 --> 00:15:19.341
  • Embrace Grace is a ministrythat we startedwhere it's support groups
  • 00:15:19.408 --> 00:15:20.542
  • that we startedwhere it's support groupsfor girls with
  • 00:15:20.609 --> 00:15:21.910
  • where it's support groupsfor girls withunplanned pregnancies in
  • 00:15:21.977 --> 00:15:23.045
  • for girls withunplanned pregnancies inchurches all over the nation.
  • 00:15:23.112 --> 00:15:24.246
  • unplanned pregnancies inchurches all over the nation.We're in over 700 churches,
  • 00:15:24.313 --> 00:15:25.547
  • churches all over the nation.We're in over 700 churches,47 states and ten countries.
  • 00:15:25.614 --> 00:15:26.682
  • get plugged in.
  • 00:15:27.950 --> 00:15:29.018
  • get plugged in.If she can get her foot
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  • If she can get her footin a door into a church,
  • 00:15:30.219 --> 00:15:31.286
  • in a door into a church,the church has
  • 00:15:31.353 --> 00:15:32.421
  • the church hasunlimited resources
  • 00:15:32.488 --> 00:15:33.655
  • and all the strengths
  • 00:15:34.857 --> 00:15:35.991
  • and all the strengthswe have inside of us.
  • 00:15:36.058 --> 00:15:37.192
  • and all the strengthswe have inside of us.So that's the first step.
  • 00:15:37.259 --> 00:15:38.360
  • we have inside of us.So that's the first step.Getting her a part
  • 00:15:38.427 --> 00:15:39.528
  • So that's the first step.Getting her a partof a spiritual family.
  • 00:15:39.595 --> 00:15:40.763
  • Getting her a partof a spiritual family.And like you were saying,
  • 00:15:40.829 --> 00:15:41.930
  • of a spiritual family.And like you were saying,pro-life is a stance.
  • 00:15:41.997 --> 00:15:43.065
  • And like you were saying,pro-life is a stance.Some people vote for life,
  • 00:15:43.132 --> 00:15:44.233
  • pro-life is a stance.Some people vote for life,but pro-love is an action.
  • 00:15:44.299 --> 00:15:47.169
  • Some people vote for life,but pro-love is an action.And it is God's kindness
  • 00:15:47.236 --> 00:15:48.604
  • but pro-love is an action.And it is God's kindnessthat leads us to repentance.
  • 00:15:48.670 --> 00:15:49.872
  • And it is God's kindnessthat leads us to repentance.It is the action and the love
  • 00:15:49.938 --> 00:15:51.240
  • that leads us to repentance.It is the action and the lovethat is actually
  • 00:15:51.306 --> 00:15:52.441
  • It is the action and the lovethat is actuallywhat changes hearts.
  • 00:15:52.508 --> 00:15:53.675
  • that is actuallywhat changes hearts.We can talk about pro-life
  • 00:15:53.742 --> 00:15:54.910
  • what changes hearts.We can talk about pro-lifeuntil we are blue in the face
  • 00:15:54.977 --> 00:15:56.111
  • We can talk about pro-lifeuntil we are blue in the facebut without love
  • 00:15:56.178 --> 00:15:57.446
  • until we are blue in the facebut without lovewe're a clanging cymbal.
  • 00:15:57.513 --> 00:15:58.614
  • but without lovewe're a clanging cymbal.So we want to be the love.
  • 00:15:58.680 --> 00:15:59.915
  • we're a clanging cymbal.So we want to be the love.And it's not about
  • 00:15:59.982 --> 00:16:01.216
  • So we want to be the love.And it's not aboutbehavior modification,
  • 00:16:01.283 --> 00:16:02.584
  • And it's not aboutbehavior modification,it's not trying to fix people.
  • 00:16:02.651 --> 00:16:04.219
  • behavior modification,it's not trying to fix people.It is about loving people.
  • 00:16:04.286 --> 00:16:05.587
  • it's not trying to fix people.It is about loving people.It is about
  • 00:16:05.654 --> 00:16:06.922
  • It is about loving people.It is abouta heart transformation.
  • 00:16:06.989 --> 00:16:08.223
  • It is abouta heart transformation.And that's what we want to do
  • 00:16:08.290 --> 00:16:09.458
  • a heart transformation.And that's what we want to dowith these women
  • 00:16:09.525 --> 00:16:10.626
  • And that's what we want to dowith these womenthat are experiencing this
  • 00:16:10.692 --> 00:16:11.760
  • with these womenthat are experiencing thispregnancy of feeling alone,
  • 00:16:11.827 --> 00:16:12.961
  • that are experiencing thispregnancy of feeling alone,we want to help her
  • 00:16:13.028 --> 00:16:14.096
  • pregnancy of feeling alone,we want to help herget back on her feet
  • 00:16:14.163 --> 00:16:15.264
  • SHEILA: Wow!
  • 00:16:16.498 --> 00:16:17.666
  • SHEILA: Wow!Jess, I just want to ask you
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  • Jess, I just want to ask youwith everything
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  • with everythingthat you have gone through
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  • that you have gone throughup until this stage,
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  • to somebody who thinks,
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  • to somebody who thinks,well, I am a mistake.
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  • to somebody who thinks,well, I am a mistake.I'm not supposed to be here.
  • 00:16:25.841 --> 00:16:26.875
  • well, I am a mistake.I'm not supposed to be here.I was told to abort my son
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  • I'm not supposed to be here.I was told to abort my sonwho is now 23.
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  • I was told to abort my sonwho is now 23.They said there was something
  • 00:16:29.378 --> 00:16:30.646
  • who is now 23.They said there was somethingseriously wrong with him.
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  • They said there was somethingseriously wrong with him.And I said, "Absolutely not."
  • 00:16:31.780 --> 00:16:32.881
  • seriously wrong with him.And I said, "Absolutely not."I look at him now
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  • And I said, "Absolutely not."I look at him nowand he is just an amazing guy.
  • 00:16:34.183 --> 00:16:36.351
  • I look at him nowand he is just an amazing guy.But I think,
  • 00:16:36.418 --> 00:16:37.486
  • and he is just an amazing guy.But I think,what about other people
  • 00:16:37.553 --> 00:16:38.620
  • But I think,what about other peoplewho think, you know what?
  • 00:16:38.687 --> 00:16:39.855
  • what about other peoplewho think, you know what?I'm not supposed to be here.
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  • who think, you know what?I'm not supposed to be here.What would you say to them?
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  • I'm not supposed to be here.What would you say to them?JESS: For me, the Holy Spirit
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  • Whenever I truly understood
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  • Whenever I truly understoodthat God,
  • 00:16:49.665 --> 00:16:50.933
  • that God,the creator of the universe,
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  • and literally
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  • and literallythere are millions of
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  • and literallythere are millions ofopportunities
  • 00:16:57.473 --> 00:16:59.475
  • there are millions ofopportunitiesfor, I love --
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  • opportunitiesfor, I love --Todd White talks about,
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  • for, I love --Todd White talks about,he gives this illustration
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  • Todd White talks about,he gives this illustrationof how there are so many
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  • he gives this illustrationof how there are so manydifferent opportunities
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  • of how there are so manydifferent opportunitiesto reach the egg
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  • different opportunitiesto reach the eggbut only one does.
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  • to reach the eggbut only one does.And it's so funny the way
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  • but only one does.And it's so funny the waythat he talks about it.
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  • And it's so funny the waythat he talks about it.But like he chose me
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  • that he talks about it.But like he chose meand just that sheer reality is
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  • But like he chose meand just that sheer reality isit defies all statistics.
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  • and just that sheer reality isit defies all statistics.But for somebody
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  • it defies all statistics.But for somebodygoing through that season,
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  • But for somebodygoing through that season,if they were to just take
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  • going through that season,if they were to just takea step back
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  • if they were to just takea step backand really examine
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  • a step backand really examinetheir thought process,
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  • and really examinetheir thought process,really examine, are their
  • 00:17:30.439 --> 00:17:31.874
  • their thought process,really examine, are theirthoughts from the Lord?
  • 00:17:31.940 --> 00:17:33.942
  • really examine, are theirthoughts from the Lord?Are their thoughts
  • 00:17:34.009 --> 00:17:35.277
  • thoughts from the Lord?Are their thoughtsself-seeking?
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  • Are their thoughtsself-seeking?Are their thoughts rational?
  • 00:17:36.745 --> 00:17:38.947
  • self-seeking?Are their thoughts rational?Think about the sacrifices
  • 00:17:39.014 --> 00:17:40.883
  • Are their thoughts rational?Think about the sacrificesthat their parents have made
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  • Think about the sacrificesthat their parents have madeor whoever else
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  • that their parents have madeor whoever elsethey feel betrayed by,
  • 00:17:43.752 --> 00:17:44.920
  • or whoever elsethey feel betrayed by,think about the true actions.
  • 00:17:44.987 --> 00:17:46.555
  • they feel betrayed by,think about the true actions.Because like I was saying,
  • 00:17:46.622 --> 00:17:48.056
  • think about the true actions.Because like I was saying,for me, deception by the enemy
  • 00:17:48.123 --> 00:17:49.224
  • Because like I was saying,for me, deception by the enemywas so huge.
  • 00:17:49.291 --> 00:17:50.492
  • for me, deception by the enemywas so huge.And the moment
  • 00:17:50.559 --> 00:17:51.660
  • was so huge.And the momentthat I really understood
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  • And the momentthat I really understoodwhenever the Holy Spirit
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  • that I really understoodwhenever the Holy Spiritspoke to me,
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  • whenever the Holy Spiritspoke to me,the moment that
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  • spoke to me,the moment thatI really understood
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  • the moment thatI really understoodI was supposed to be here,
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  • I really understoodI was supposed to be here,the big thing that happened
  • 00:17:58.800 --> 00:17:59.868
  • I was supposed to be here,the big thing that happenedin my mind
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  • the big thing that happenedin my mindwas that I saw my parents
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  • in my mindwas that I saw my parentsrightly again.
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  • was that I saw my parentsrightly again.Whenever I was in
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  • rightly again.Whenever I was inthat season of depression
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  • Whenever I was inthat season of depressionI saw them as enemies,
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  • that season of depressionI saw them as enemies,opponents.
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  • I saw them as enemies,opponents.And it was subconscious;
  • 00:18:08.911 --> 00:18:10.445
  • opponents.And it was subconscious;I never ever told them that.
  • 00:18:10.512 --> 00:18:11.813
  • And it was subconscious;I never ever told them that.I never wanted to treat them
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  • I never ever told them that.I never wanted to treat themthat way but I saw them
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  • I never wanted to treat themthat way but I saw themas somebody
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  • that way but I saw themas somebodythat was out to get me.
  • 00:18:15.951 --> 00:18:18.387
  • as somebodythat was out to get me.But whenever the Holy Spirit
  • 00:18:18.453 --> 00:18:20.088
  • that was out to get me.But whenever the Holy Spiritcame in
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  • But whenever the Holy Spiritcame inhe renewed my mind
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  • came inhe renewed my mindand I saw them
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  • he renewed my mindand I saw themfor who they really were
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  • and I saw themfor who they really werewhich were loving parents.
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  • for who they really werewhich were loving parents.They were by my side.
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  • which were loving parents.They were by my side.And that they made a mistake
  • 00:18:27.396 --> 00:18:28.463
  • They were by my side.And that they made a mistakea long time ago
  • 00:18:28.530 --> 00:18:29.598
  • And that they made a mistakea long time agobut really,
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  • a long time agobut really,they truly were for me.
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  • that's wonderful.
  • 00:18:33.435 --> 00:18:34.503
  • that's wonderful.Thank you for saying that.
  • 00:18:34.570 --> 00:18:35.704
  • Thank you for saying that.We've just got
  • 00:18:35.771 --> 00:18:36.872
  • We've just gota few seconds left,
  • 00:18:36.939 --> 00:18:38.040
  • a few seconds left,Amy, but I really want
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  • And that's the woman
  • 00:18:40.542 --> 00:18:41.610
  • And that's the womanwho is watching right now
  • 00:18:41.677 --> 00:18:42.811
  • And that's the womanwho is watching right nowwho had an abortion,
  • 00:18:42.878 --> 00:18:43.979
  • who is watching right nowwho had an abortion,whose son is not sitting
  • 00:18:44.046 --> 00:18:45.180
  • who had an abortion,whose son is not sittingnext to her.
  • 00:18:45.247 --> 00:18:46.415
  • whose son is not sittingnext to her.What do they really
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  • AMY: I just think that God,
  • 00:18:49.218 --> 00:18:51.453
  • AMY: I just think that God,we need to tell your story.
  • 00:18:51.520 --> 00:18:52.821
  • we need to tell your story.Revelation 12:11 says,
  • 00:18:52.888 --> 00:18:54.122
  • Revelation 12:11 says,"We overcome
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  • the word of our testimony."
  • 00:18:56.725 --> 00:18:57.859
  • the word of our testimony."You are not disqualified
  • 00:18:57.926 --> 00:18:59.094
  • the word of our testimony."You are not disqualifiedfor ministry.
  • 00:18:59.161 --> 00:19:00.295
  • You are not disqualifiedfor ministry.You are qualified.
  • 00:19:00.362 --> 00:19:01.496
  • for ministry.You are qualified.And God wants to use you
  • 00:19:01.563 --> 00:19:02.664
  • You are qualified.And God wants to use youto help save lives.
  • 00:19:02.731 --> 00:19:03.799
  • And God wants to use youto help save lives.Be the person
  • 00:19:03.865 --> 00:19:04.933
  • to help save lives.Be the personthat you wish you had
  • 00:19:05.000 --> 00:19:06.101
  • Be the personthat you wish you hadyears ago in your life
  • 00:19:06.168 --> 00:19:07.202
  • that you wish you hadyears ago in your lifewhen you made
  • 00:19:07.269 --> 00:19:08.370
  • years ago in your lifewhen you madeyour abortion decision.
  • 00:19:08.437 --> 00:19:09.538
  • when you madeyour abortion decision.Because God wants to use you
  • 00:19:09.605 --> 00:19:10.672
  • your abortion decision.Because God wants to use youto help save lives.
  • 00:19:10.739 --> 00:19:11.773
  • Because God wants to use youto help save lives.You are qualified.
  • 00:19:11.840 --> 00:19:12.841
  • to help save lives.You are qualified.Get involved in the movement.
  • 00:19:12.908 --> 00:19:13.976
  • You are qualified.Get involved in the movement.Tell your story
  • 00:19:14.042 --> 00:19:15.077
  • Get involved in the movement.Tell your storybecause God will heal
  • 00:19:15.143 --> 00:19:16.178
  • Tell your storybecause God will healevery single time
  • 00:19:16.245 --> 00:19:17.279
  • because God will healevery single timeyou tell your story.
  • 00:19:17.346 --> 00:19:18.313
  • every single timeyou tell your story.SHEILA: Randy, I'm so glad
  • 00:19:18.380 --> 00:19:19.348
  • you tell your story.SHEILA: Randy, I'm so gladyou asked that question.
  • 00:19:19.414 --> 00:19:20.449
  • SHEILA: Randy, I'm so gladyou asked that question.That is absolutely huge.
  • 00:19:20.515 --> 00:19:21.516
  • you asked that question.That is absolutely huge.You need this book.
  • 00:19:21.583 --> 00:19:23.652
  • That is absolutely huge.You need this book.I'm going to tell you
  • 00:19:23.719 --> 00:19:24.686
  • You need this book.I'm going to tell youhow to get hold of it.
  • 00:19:24.753 --> 00:19:25.754
  • I'm going to tell youhow to get hold of it.But first of all
  • 00:19:25.821 --> 00:19:26.822
  • how to get hold of it.But first of allI want to take you
  • 00:19:26.888 --> 00:19:27.889
  • where people are dying
  • 00:19:29.057 --> 00:19:30.025
  • where people are dyingsimply because they don't have
  • 00:19:30.092 --> 00:19:31.093
  • And I'll never forget
  • 00:19:32.494 --> 00:19:33.895
  • and going to the only
  • 00:19:35.297 --> 00:19:37.299
  • and going to the onlywater source they had.
  • 00:19:37.366 --> 00:19:39.468
  • water source they had.And that's where it was!
  • 00:19:39.534 --> 00:19:41.403
  • And that's where it was!While I was standing there
  • 00:19:41.470 --> 00:19:42.738
  • While I was standing thereI was looking
  • 00:19:42.804 --> 00:19:43.905
  • I was lookingslightly further up
  • 00:19:43.972 --> 00:19:45.073
  • slightly further upthis little muddy river
  • 00:19:45.140 --> 00:19:46.908
  • this little muddy riverand there are animals
  • 00:19:46.975 --> 00:19:47.976
  • and there are animalsin the water.
  • 00:19:48.043 --> 00:19:49.077
  • in the water.I was just
  • 00:19:49.144 --> 00:19:50.245
  • I was justabsolutely horrified.
  • 00:19:50.312 --> 00:19:51.546
  • absolutely horrified.Part of me wanted to step in
  • 00:19:51.613 --> 00:19:53.382
  • Part of me wanted to step inand stop one of the children
  • 00:19:53.448 --> 00:19:54.883
  • and stop one of the childrenfrom drinking.
  • 00:19:54.950 --> 00:19:56.184
  • from drinking.And I thought,
  • 00:19:56.251 --> 00:19:57.619
  • And I thought,this is all they've got.
  • 00:19:57.686 --> 00:19:58.920
  • this is all they've got.And that's why Water for LIFE
  • 00:19:58.987 --> 00:20:00.289
  • And that's why Water for LIFEright now is so important.
  • 00:20:00.355 --> 00:20:03.325
  • right now is so important.And maybe you think,
  • 00:20:03.392 --> 00:20:04.626
  • And maybe you think,why don't they walk further
  • 00:20:04.693 --> 00:20:05.961
  • why don't they walk furtherto where their...
  • 00:20:06.028 --> 00:20:07.195
  • to where their...They can't!
  • 00:20:07.262 --> 00:20:08.263
  • They can't!They're hundreds
  • 00:20:08.330 --> 00:20:09.331
  • They're hundredsof miles away.
  • 00:20:09.398 --> 00:20:10.399
  • of miles away.This is the only water
  • 00:20:10.465 --> 00:20:11.633
  • This is the only waterthey have.
  • 00:20:11.700 --> 00:20:12.768
  • they have.So we have committed
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  • So we have committedhere at LIFE
  • 00:20:13.969 --> 00:20:15.037
  • here at LIFEthat we're going to continue
  • 00:20:15.103 --> 00:20:16.338
  • that we're going to continueputting wells in villages
  • 00:20:16.405 --> 00:20:17.439
  • putting wells in villagesand saving lives, Randy,
  • 00:20:17.506 --> 00:20:18.573
  • and saving lives, Randy,and we can do it.
  • 00:20:18.640 --> 00:20:19.641
  • and we can do it.RANDY: We have!
  • 00:20:19.708 --> 00:20:20.776
  • RANDY: We have!The good news is we've been
  • 00:20:20.842 --> 00:20:21.910
  • The good news is we've beendoing this for many years.
  • 00:20:21.977 --> 00:20:23.445
  • doing this for many years.And I say we, I mean you.
  • 00:20:23.512 --> 00:20:26.448
  • And I say we, I mean you.I mean people just like you,
  • 00:20:26.515 --> 00:20:27.683
  • I mean people just like you,many of you actually watching.
  • 00:20:27.749 --> 00:20:29.751
  • many of you actually watching.Here's the breakdown.
  • 00:20:29.818 --> 00:20:31.253
  • Here's the breakdown.$4800 drills one well
  • 00:20:31.320 --> 00:20:33.789
  • $4800 drills one wellthat will change the lives
  • 00:20:33.855 --> 00:20:36.124
  • that will change the livesand save many lives
  • 00:20:36.191 --> 00:20:37.426
  • and save many livesof 1.000 people.
  • 00:20:37.492 --> 00:20:38.727
  • of 1.000 people.Some of you can do that.
  • 00:20:38.794 --> 00:20:39.895
  • Some of you can do that.You can drill a well today.
  • 00:20:39.961 --> 00:20:41.730
  • You can drill a well today.You can provide the funds,
  • 00:20:41.797 --> 00:20:42.931
  • You can provide the funds,we've got the people in place,
  • 00:20:42.998 --> 00:20:44.166
  • we've got the people in place,we've been doing this,
  • 00:20:44.232 --> 00:20:45.467
  • we've been doing this,we're ready to go,
  • 00:20:45.534 --> 00:20:46.735
  • we're ready to go,you can provide the funds
  • 00:20:46.802 --> 00:20:48.003
  • you can provide the fundsto do that right now.
  • 00:20:48.070 --> 00:20:49.204
  • to do that right now.And if you can do that,
  • 00:20:49.271 --> 00:20:50.439
  • And if you can do that,I pray you would.
  • 00:20:50.505 --> 00:20:51.640
  • I pray you would.Others of you,
  • 00:20:51.707 --> 00:20:52.908
  • Others of you,partner with other viewers
  • 00:20:52.974 --> 00:20:54.109
  • partner with other viewerswho are watching right now.
  • 00:20:54.176 --> 00:20:55.477
  • who are watching right now.$48 will provide clean water
  • 00:20:55.544 --> 00:20:57.779
  • $48 will provide clean waterfor a lifetime for ten people.
  • 00:20:57.846 --> 00:21:00.048
  • for a lifetime for ten people.$144 for 30 people.
  • 00:21:00.115 --> 00:21:03.352
  • $144 for 30 people.But give what you can.
  • 00:21:03.418 --> 00:21:05.287
  • But give what you can.If God's put it on your heart
  • 00:21:05.354 --> 00:21:06.455
  • If God's put it on your heartright now
  • 00:21:06.521 --> 00:21:07.656
  • right nowand he's touching you
  • 00:21:07.723 --> 00:21:08.857
  • and he's touching youand you're hearing from him,
  • 00:21:08.924 --> 00:21:10.125
  • and you're hearing from him,do what he tells you to do.
  • 00:21:10.192 --> 00:21:11.393
  • do what he tells you to do.That's the most
  • 00:21:11.460 --> 00:21:12.661
  • That's the mostimportant thing.
  • 00:21:12.728 --> 00:21:13.795
  • important thing.Hear God and obey.
  • 00:21:13.862 --> 00:21:14.963
  • Hear God and obey.We're ready.
  • 00:21:15.030 --> 00:21:16.131
  • We're ready.We're ready to reach out.
  • 00:21:16.198 --> 00:21:17.199
  • We're ready to reach out.We're ready
  • 00:21:17.265 --> 00:21:18.266
  • We're readyto change people's lives.
  • 00:21:18.333 --> 00:21:19.401
  • to change people's lives.We're ready to give them
  • 00:21:19.468 --> 00:21:20.769
  • We're ready to give themWater for LIFE.
  • 00:21:20.836 --> 00:21:21.937
  • Water for LIFE.We're waiting on you.
  • 00:21:22.003 --> 00:21:23.105
  • We're waiting on you.Go to the phone.
  • 00:21:23.171 --> 00:21:24.272
  • Go to the phone.Go online.
  • 00:21:24.339 --> 00:21:25.574
  • Go online.Give the best gift you can.
  • 00:21:25.640 --> 00:21:27.642
  • Dirty, disease-filledwater --
  • 00:21:28.643 --> 00:21:30.679
  • how desperate woulda mother need to be
  • 00:21:30.679 --> 00:21:32.881
  • to consider givingthis contaminated substance
  • 00:21:32.881 --> 00:21:35.117
  • to her child?
  • 00:21:35.117 --> 00:21:37.119
  • For many mothersand their familiesliving in extreme poverty,
  • 00:21:37.119 --> 00:21:39.888
  • this is theironly choice.
  • 00:21:39.888 --> 00:21:42.124
  • But with your helpthey won't have to makethis choice ever again.
  • 00:21:42.124 --> 00:21:45.427
  • Mission: Water for LIFEprovides clean,disease-free water
  • 00:21:45.427 --> 00:21:48.964
  • for thousands of childrenand their families
  • 00:21:48.964 --> 00:21:51.466
  • giving them a lifefree from the fear of death.
  • 00:21:51.466 --> 00:21:54.469
  • With your gift todayyou can help drill
  • 00:21:54.469 --> 00:21:56.471
  • and establish350 water wells this year.
  • 00:21:56.471 --> 00:21:59.674
  • Your gift of $24will help provide
  • 00:21:59.674 --> 00:22:01.743
  • clean waterfor five children.
  • 00:22:01.743 --> 00:22:03.812
  • A gift of $48will help provide for ten.
  • 00:22:03.812 --> 00:22:06.415
  • $72 will providefor 15.
  • 00:22:06.415 --> 00:22:08.750
  • And $144 will helpprovide life-giving water
  • 00:22:08.750 --> 00:22:11.720
  • for 30 peoplefor a lifetime.
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