The 700 Club Special Broadcast 05/12/20

>>> COMING UP, BEHIND ON THEIR BILLS >> JOSH KEPT TRYING TO GET JOBS AND NO JOBS WERE COMING >> AND DOWN TO THEIR LAST FEW DOLLARS >> I WAS STRESSED OUT MOST OF THE TIME >> SEE HOW THIS COUPLE GOT A FINANCIAL MIRACLE >> WE HONORED GOD FIRST, AND THEN HE’LL TAKE CARE OF EVERYTHING ELSE >> TWICE >> MIRACLES JUST KEPT COMING >> IT WAS A DIRECT ANSWER TO PRAYER >> ON TODAY’S “THE 700 CLUB”.” WELCOME TO “THE 700 CLUB” AND THANKS FOR JOINING US WELL, FRUSTRATED AMERICANS JUST WANT TO GET BACK TO WORK, AND MANY OF THEM ARE DOING JUST THAT, EVEN THOUGH IT MEANS DEFYING STAY-AT-HOME ORDERS >> AS MORE AND MORE STATES MOVE TO REOPEN, THEY’RE WEIGHING THEIR RISKS TO PEOPLE’S LIVES WITH THE RISK TO THEIR LIVELIHOODS CHARLENE AARON HAS THE STORY Reporter: IN SOME STATES PEOPLE ARE BACK ON THE JOB, EVEN IN DEFIANCE OF STATE ORDERS IT’S A GROWING MOVE AS SOME AMERICANS ARGUE THE GOVERNMENT HAS OVERSTEPPED ITS BOUNDS 77-YEAR-OLD MICHIGAN BARBER CARL MONKE HAS BECOME A SYMBOL OF RESISTANCE FOR MANY PEOPLE, AFTER DEFYING GOVERNOR GRETCHEN WHITMER’S LOCKDOWN ORDERS, CONSIDERED BY MANY OF IN HIS STATE TO BE TOO RESTRICTIVE IN BUSINESS FOR 60 YEARS, HE WON A COURT VICTORY MONDAY IN HIS FIGHT TO STAY OPEN SUPPORTERS CHEERED MONKE OUTSIDE HIS SHOP AFTER A PRESS CONFERENCE AFTER A JUDGE DENIED THE STATE’S REQUEST TO SIGN A TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER AGAINST THE BARBER AND GRANTED HIM A HEARING >> ONE WEEK AGO TODAY, I MADE A DECISION THAT I WAS GOING TO OPEN MY BARBER SHOP THERE’S AN OLD SERENITY PRAYER THAT PRAYER SAYS GOD, GRANT ME THE SERENITY TO ACCEPT THE THINGS I CANNOT CHANGE, THE COURAGE TO CHANGE THE THINGS I CAN, AND THE WISDOM TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE AND I TOOK THE COURAGE PART OF THAT Reporter: MONKE REOPENED HIS SHOP ON MAY 4th, VIOLATING THE GOVERNOR’S EXECUTIVE ORDER FOR NONESSENTIAL BUSINESSES TO REMAIN CLOSED AND WAS GIVEN A CEASE AND DESIST ORDER >> YOU KNOW, I HAD GONE SIX WEEKS WITHOUT A PAY CHECK, WITH NO MONEY COMING IN I’VE ALWAYS WORKED I’VE NEVER LOOKED FOR HANDOUTS I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHAT THEY ARE I HAD SOMEBODY CALL ME AND SAY, WELL, WHY DIDN’T YOU GET ON FOOD STAMPS? WELL, I DON’T WANT FOOD STAMPS I WANT TO WORK Reporter: MONKE SAYS HE’S NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THE GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS DURING THE COVID 19 PANDEMIC >> I’VE GONE THROUGH 14 DIFFERENT ADMINISTRATIONS AND I’VE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS AT ALL Reporter: MONKE ISN’T ALONE IN MICHIGAN A COUNTY SHERIFF SAYS HIS OFFICE WON’T ENFORCE GOVERNOR WHITMER’S STAY-AT-HOME ORDER, INTENDED TO STOP THE SPREAD OF THE CORONAVIRUS BECAUSE THE STATE LEGISLATURE DIDN’T APPROVE HER EXTENSION, AND ACROSS THE COUNTRY, AMERICANS ARE GOING BACK TO WORK, OFTEN DESPITE STAY-AT-HOME ORDERS IN TEXAS, A DALLAS SALON OWNER CONTINUES TO GET SUPPORT FROM THE STATE’S TOP REPUBLICANS AFTER BEING RELEASED FROM JAIL LAST WEEK SHELLEY LUTHER WAS FINED AND SENTENCED TO SEVEN DAYS IN JAIL FOR VIOLATING AN ORDER TO SHUT HER BUSINESS DURING THE COVID- 19 OUTBREAK SENATOR TED CRUZ RECENTLY SAT DOWN FOR A TRIM AT LUTHER’S SALON ALA MODE IN PENNSYLVANIA, SOME ARE ALSO MOVING AHEAD REGARDLESS OF THE GOVERNOR’S PLANS FRUSTRATED RESIDENTS SAY THEY’RE READY TO GET BACK TO WORK >> THIS IS WRONG ON EVERY SINGLE LEVEL, AND THE COLLATERAL DAMAGE IS GOING TO BE FAR WORSE >> I DON’T THINK IT’S A MATTER OF THE GOVERNOR GIVING ME THE RIGHT I THINK IT’S AN INALIENABLE RIGHT Reporter: AND THE STATE AT THE CENTER OF THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK, NEW YORK, TAKING ITS FIRST STEPS TOWARD REOPENING, BUT NO MAJOR CHANGES UNTIL JUNE >> IT’S AN EXCITING NEW PHASE WE’RE ALL ANXIOUS TO GET BACK TO WORK Reporter: AND FOR NOW A GROWING NUMBER OF AMERICANS WORRIED ABOUT THE ECONOMIC DAMAGE FROM THE LOCKDOWNS SAY IT’S TIME TO GO BACK TO WORK CHARLENE AARON, CBN NEWS >> THE PANDEMIC IS GOING TO MAKE SOME VERY INTERESING LAW, BUT IT’S ALSO MAKING SOME VERY INTERESTING CULTURAL TRENDS I NEVER THOUGHT THERE WOULD BE A BLACK MARKET IN HAIR DRESSERS, YOU KNOW, WHO’S GOING TO PEOPLE’S HOMES AND, YOU KNOW, THAT BEING DISTRIBUTED IF YOU WANT YOUR HAIR DONE AT HOME, HERE’S HOW YOU CAN GET IT TO HAPPEN I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE SUPPORTING CARL AND HIS EFFORTS HE’S JUST TRYING TO GET A PAY CHECK HE’S JUST TRYING TO GET SOME WORK HE DOESN’T WANT TO GO ON GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE, HE WANTS TO DO IT ON HIS OWN BUT HERE’S WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN THE COURTS ARE GOING TO FINALLY GRAPPLE WITH IN A PANDEMIC, IN THIS KIND OF ENVIRONMENT WHAT ARE THE LIMITS OF THE GOVERNMENT? CAN THE GOVERNMENT TRULY TAKE YOUR BUSINESS WITHOUT DUE PROCESS? WHAT DOES THE GOVERNMENT HAVE

TO SHOW ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS? THAT GETS US INTO A WHOLE LIST OF GOVERNMENT LAWSUITS IN ORDER TO ENFORCE THESE KINDS OF RULES AND THEN YOU GET INTO THE CONSTITUTION ONE OF THE RIGHTS WE’VE RARELY HEARD ABOUT, IT’S IN THE FIRST AMENDMENT, IS THE RIGHT TO ASSEMBLY AND THAT IS GOING TO BE TESTED IN THESE COVID-19 DAYS WHAT IS OUR RIGHT AS CITIZENS TO ASSEMBLE AND IN WHAT CONTEXT CAN WE ASSEMBLE, THOSE ARE GOING TO BE VERY INTERESTING CASES, AND WE’LL KEEP YOU POSTED ON ALL THE NEWS >>> WELL, IN OTHER NEWS, DR ANTHONY FAUCI HAS ISSUED A STERN WARNING ABOUT THE RISKS OF REOPENING STATES TOO SOON JOHN JESSUP HAS THAT STORY FROM OUR CBN NEWS BUREAU IN WASHINGTON JOHN Reporter: THANKS, GORDON DR. FAUCI TESTIFIES AT A SENATE HEARING TODAY, BUT HE AND OTHER TOP HEALTH OFFICIALS WILL BE THERE BY VIDEO LINK GOING INTO SELF-QUARANTINE AFTER A WHITE HOUSE STAFFER TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE VIRUS FAUCI LAID OUT SOME KEY POINTS IN A STATEMENT TO “THE NEW YORK TIMES,” AGAIN SAYING OFFICIALS SHOULD STICK TO THE FEDERAL GUIDELINES FOR GRADUALLY REOPENING, AND THAT IF WE SKIP OVER THE CHECKPOINTS IN THE GUIDELINES, THEN WE RISK THE DANGER OF MULTIPLE OUTBREAKS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY, ADDING THAT IS WOULD RESULT IN NEEDLESS SUFFERING AND DEATH TODAY’S HEARING COMES AS THE CORONAVIRUS DEATH COUNT HAS NOW PASSED 80,000 >>> WELL, ANOTHER MAJOR BATTLE COMING THIS WEEK HERE IN WASHINGTON SENATE REPUBLICANS ARE GIVING THE THUMBS DOWN TO AN UPCOMING PLAN BY HOUSE DEMOCRATS FOR MASSIVE NEW CORONAVIRUS RELIEF BILL IT AIMS AT HELPING THE ECONOMY HIT HARD BY VIRUS LOCKDOWNS AND INCLUDES FINANCIAL AID FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, ASSISTANCE FOR MORTGAGE AND RENT, MORE CASH PAYMENTS TO AMERICANS, HELP FOR THE POST OFFICE AND MORE THE COST IS EXPECTED TO RUN INTO THE TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS AGAIN ONE REPUBLICAN SENATOR CALLED IT A FAIRY TALE, A LIBERAL WISH LIST >>> WELL, WHO SHOULD DECIDE WHO GETS TO TEACH OR PREACH A RELIGION’S DOCTRINES? THE FAITH INSTITUTION OR THE GOVERNMENT? THAT QUESTION WENT BEFORE THE SUPREME COURT MONDAY THE CASE INVOLVES THE FIRING OF A FIFTH GRADE TEACHER BY A CALIFORNIA CATHOLIC SCHOOL SHE WANTS THE GOVERNMENT TO BE THE FINAL JUDGE THE SCHOOL INSISTS THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD HAVE NO SAY IN THE MATTER AT ALL PAUL STRAND BRINGS US THAT STORY Reporter: COURTS HAVE ALREADY RULED THAT RELIGIOUS BODIES ALONE HAVE THE POWER TO DECIDE ABOUT THE HIRING AND FIRING OF CLERGY IN THIS CASE, THE SCHOOL, OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE ARGUES RELIGIOUS TEACHERS ALSO MINISTER, SO THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD BE KEPT AWAY FROM THEIR HIRING AND FIRING >> THE DOCK STRIP IS THE MINISTERIAL EXCEPTION AND THE QUESTION IS DOES IT APPLY TO WHO TEACHES RELIGION AT RELIGIOUS SCHOOLS Reporter: THIS ATTORNEY ARGUES THE POINT TO THE JUSTICES, NOT IN THE CHAMBER, BUT OVER THE PHONE >> THEIR JOB, NUMBER ONE, IN AIR OVERRIDING COMMITMENT WAS TO TEACH THESE KIDS TO BECOME CATHOLIC AND TO BELIEVE IN THE CATHOLIC FAITH Reporter: ONE OBJECTION FROM JUSTICE RUTH BADER GINSBURG WAS THAT RELIGIOUS EMPLOYERS WOULD GET AWAY WITHOUT HAVING TO FOLLOW IMPORTANT LAWS >> THE BREADTH OF THE EXEMPTION IS STAGGERING, THAT IS THESE PEOPLE ARE EXEMPT FROM ALL ANTIDISCRIMINATION LAWS >> THE SCHOOL’S ARGUMENT WOULD STRIP MORE THAN 300,000 LAY TEACHERS IN RELIGIOUS SCHOOLS ACROSS THE COUNTRY OF BASIC EMPLOYMENT LAW PROTECTIONS Reporter: THE SCHOOL’S ATTORNEY ARGUED GOVERNMENT SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO INTERFERE WITH THOSE WHO MINISTER FAITH THE SCHOOL’S DEFENDERS POINTED OUT IN A BRIEF TO THE COURT HOW THE LAID OFF TEACHER IN THIS CASE WAS LIKE A MINISTER SHE TAUGHT DAILY RELIGION CLASSES COVERING CORE CATHOLIC DOCTRINE, THE SACK RAMS AND HOW TO READ THE BIBLE SHE LED DAILY AND SPONTANEOUS PRAYERS IN AND FOR HER STUDENTS >> YOU’RE TEACHING RELIGION MORE THAN THEY GET TO SPEND TIME WITH THE PARISH PRIEST, YOU’RE A MINISTER OF THE FAITH Reporter: SHE URGES ALL RELIGIOUS BELIEVERS TO BE CAUTIOUS ABOUT THE FATE OF THE RELIGIOUS EXEMPTION >> THOSE WHO GET TO PASS ON THAT FAITH TO ALL GENERATIONS — AND IF THE GOVERNMENT DICTATES WHO TEACHES THE FAITH, THEY GET TO DECIDE WHO IS BEING TAUGHT AS WELL Reporter: STRICT CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS IS ALL ABOUT KEEPING GOVERNMENT FROM CONTROLLING RELIGION THEY SAY THAT’S WHAT’S AT STAKE IN THIS CASE, KEEPING THE HANDS OF THE STATE OFF THE CHURCH PAUL STRAND, CBN NEWS, WASHINGTON >> GORDON, YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE MINISTERIAL EXCEPTION FOR TEACHERS AT RELIGIOUS SCHOOLS? I THINK THERE IS A FREE EXERCISE OF RELIGION CLAUSE IN OUR CONSTITUTION AND THE BILL OF RIGHTS, AND SO UNDER THAT FREE EXERCISE, THE DENOMINATION, THE CHURCH HAS THE ABILITY TO FREELY EXERCISE THIS BUT HERE ARE SOME OF THE FACTS THAT MAY CHANGE YOUR OPINION ON IT WHAT’S BEING ALLEGED BY THE TEACHER IS SHE WAS FIRED BASED ON AGE DISCRIMINATION, AND THE RESPONSE BACK, WE DON’T KNOW THE REAL REASON OR WHAT’S GOING ON, THE SCHOOL IS SAYING WE DON’T HAVE TO GIVE YOU A REASON, YOU’RE A ACETAMINOPHENSTER, AND WE’RE MAKING A DECISION, AND THAT’S

JUST THE WAY IT IS AND SO NOW WE’RE IN THE SUPREME COURT WITHOUT FULL FACTS WE’LL SEE WHERE IT GOES I KNOW WHERE JUSTICE GINSBURG IS GOING TO VOTE, BUT WE’LL SEE WHAT THE MAJORITY DOES TERRY >>> WELL, STILL AHEAD, SWEET DREAMS SEE HOW A PAIR OF DREAMS HELPED THIS COUPLE TRIPLE THEIR INCOME >>> BUT, FIRST, ARE WE SEEING A NEW GREAT AWAKENING? NICKY GUMBEL SHARES WHY CHRISTIANITY IS THRIVING DURING THE PANDEMIC, EVEN AS CHURCHES SHUT DOWN >>> THRIVING ONLINE, MANY CHURCHES ARE SEEING RECORD NUMBERS FOR VIRTUAL SUNDAY SERVICES AND SMALL GROUPS OUR NEXT GUEST BELIEVES PEOPLE ARE MORE OPEN TO HEARING GOD’S WORD DURING THE COVID PANDEMIC THAN EVER BEFORE TAKE A LOOK Reporter: NICKY GUMBEL IS THE PIONEER OF ALPHA INTERNATIONAL, AND OF HOLY TRUMPTON IN LONDON, ONE OF THE UKEK’S LARGEST CHURCHES GUMBEL HAS AUTHORED A NUMBER OF BEST-SELLING BOOKS, INCLUDING QUESTIONS OF LIFE AND “WHY JESUS.” SINCE GUMBEL HAS STARTED RUNNING THE ALPHA COURSE IN THE EARLY ’90s, HE’S TRANSZ FORMED A PROGRAM AIMED AT NEW CRIST CANNIANS, TO ONE REACHING PEOPLE OUTSIDE THE CHURCH WANTING TO EXPLORE THE CHRISTIAN FAITH >> MY EXPOSURE TO THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH UP TO — AND WITHIN A MATTER OF FOUR OR FIVE WEEKS AND SOME THINGS STARTED HAPPENING THAT MADE ME START TO RECONSIDER Reporter: SINCE HTB MOVED THEIR ALPHA COURSE ONLINE DURING THE PANDEMIC, PARTICIPATION IS UP NEARLY 400% >> NICKY GUMBEL NOW JOINS US NOW VIRTUALLY FROM LONDON NICKY, WELCOME TO “THE 700 CLUB.” >> NICE TO SEE YOU AGAIN >> IT’S GOOD TO SEE YOU IT’S BEEN A LONG TIME SINCE WE HAD SPAGHETTI TOGETHER IN YOUR HOME TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHAT NUMBERS YOU’RE SEEING IN YOUR ALPHA COURSE NOW THAT IT’S MOVED ONLINE >> YEAH ALPHA IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR PEOPLE OUTSIDE THE CHURCH TO EXPLORE FAITH, AND IT’S RUNNING ACROSS THE U.S. AND RIGHT ACROSS THE WORLD AND SINCE WE MOVED ONLINE, WE FOUND JUST SO MANY MORE PEOPLE ARE COMING SO IT RUNS IN THOUSANDS OF CHURCHES ACROSS THE UK, BUT WE RUN IT IN OUR OWN CHURCH, AND NORMALLY WE GET 500 OR 600 PEOPLE COMING BUT THIS TIME WE WEREN’T EVEN DUE TO START UNTIL TOMORROW NIGHT, BUT BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC, WE WENT — WE STARTED — WE RUN IT MORNING AND EVENING, AND WE START A NEW COURSE EVERY WEEK, AND ALREADY WE’VE HAD OVER 1,600 PEOPLE, 1,600 GUESTS COMING SO WHAT HAPPENS IS WE HAVE TALK, IT’S AN ALPHA FILM SERIES, IT’S A VIDEO THAT THEY WATCH, AND THEN WE GO INTO SMALL GROUPS AND SO WE ARE IN I DON’T KNOW HOW MANY GROUPS, MUST BE 150 SMALL GROUPS NOW

AND IN OUR SMALL GROUP, WHEN YOU SAY WHY ARE YOU HERE, EVERYONE IS HERE BECAUSE OF THE VIRUS SO THEY WOULD SAY THIS HAS MADE ME THINK MORE OR I’VE GOT MORE TIME, OR SIMPLY I COULDN’T HAVE COME IF IT HADN’T BEEN ONLINE, FOR EXAMPLE, WE’VE GOT A YOUNG MOTHER — MOST OF OUR GUESTS ARE BETWEEN 18 AND 35, MEDIAN AGE IS 27 THIS YOUNG MOTHER HAS TWO YOUNG CHILDREN, AGE 2 AND THREE MONTHS, I JUST COULDN’T GET TO IT IF IT WASN’T ONLINE SO IT’S REALLY INTERESTING I THINK A LARGE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO WOULD NEVER HAVE COME TO EXPLORE FAITH ARE COMING TO EXPLORE FAITH >> ARE YOU IN MULTIPLE LANGUAGES, OR IS THIS JUST IN ENGLISH RIGHT NOW? >> IT’S IN PRETTY MUCH EVERY LANGUAGE IN THE WORLD IT’S IN EVERY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD AND IN EVERY LANGUAGE IN THE WORLD >> IF PEOPLE WATCHING RIGHT NOW WANT TO JOIN IN, HOW DO THEY GET IT, HOW DO THEY GET INFORMATION ABOUT IT? >> YOU GO TO ALPHA.ORG, AND IT’LL TELL YOU WHERE COURSES ARE RUNNING, HOW TO GET THE MATERIAL IT’S BASICALLY — IT’S LIKE A 10-WEEK COURSE WITH A WEEKEND ON THE WEEKEND WE’LL HAVE TO DO IT IN A SATURDAY MORNING, WE’RE DOING THIS SATURDAY MORNING IN 2 1/2 HOURS, BUT WE’RE HAVING TO ADJUST IT BUT WHAT’S INTERESTING IS IT’S WORKING EVEN BETTER I ALWAYS SAID — IT’S ONE OF THE MANY OCCASIONS WHERE I’VE BEEN ABSOLUTELY WRONG IT WORKS BETTER ONLINE AND THERE ARE A NUMBER — YOU KNOW, THIS IS SO FASCINATING WHAT WE’VE DISCOVERED IS, FIRST OF ALL, IT’S EASIER FOR PEOPLE TO GET THERE WE’VE GOT TWO MUSLIMS IN OUR GROUP IT WOULD BE HARD FOR THEM TO WALK INTO A CHURCH IT’S MUCH EASIER PEOPLE ARE MORE RELAXED THEY’RE SITTING AT HOME WITH THEIR CUP OF COFFEE IN THEIR OWN SURROUNDINGS, THERE’S NO TRAVEL TIME SO IT RUNS FROM 7:30 TO 9:00, AND THEY ARE MUCH MORE OPEN AGAIN, THAT AMAZED ME I THOUGHT PEOPLE WHO WERE ONLINE IN THE ROOM, THEY’D BE LESS OPEN BUT, IN FACT, FOR SOME REASON THEY’RE MORE OPEN THE VERY FIRST NIGHT PEOPLE WERE SAYING THINGS THAT YOU WOULD PROBABLY HAVE TO WAIT FOR PEOPLE TO OPEN UP ABOUT ISSUES IN THEIR LIFE FOR EXAMPLE, I’VE BEEN PART OF NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS OR THAT KIND OF THING WHICH PEOPLE TAKE A LITTLE BIT OF TIME TO REVEAL RIGHT FROM THE VERY EARLY WEEKS THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT THESE THINGS AND THE CONNECTION IS GREATER I THINK IT HELPS BEING ON A KIND OF ZOOM CALL BECAUSE YOU CAN SEE PEOPLE’S NAMES AND SO, YOU KNOW, WE PLAYED GAMES IN THE PAST, NAME GAMES, TRYING TO LEARN EACH OTHER’S NAMES THEY SAY, OH, AS CHRIS WAS SAYING AND SO THIS CONVERSATION IS REALLY KIND OF PERSONAL, IT’S IN DEPTH, AND THE OTHER THING THAT’S HAPPENED IS BECAUSE PEOPLE GOT TIME, THE FIRST WEEK THE TALK IS WHO IS JESUS, THE SECOND WEEK THE TALK IS WHO IS JESUS, AND WE ADVERTISE LIKE C.S LEWIS MERE CHRISTIANITY CRIST FROM THIS COURSE, ONE OF THE GUESTS SAYS, OH, YES, I READ THAT BOOK BY C.S LEWIS AND LEWIS MAKES HIS ARGUMENT ABOUT JESUS ANOTHER WEEK LATER A WOMAN SAYS I READ THIS BOOK THAT MADE THE CASE FOR CHRIST THAT’S INTERESTING WE PUT IT UP ON THE CHAT AND PEOPLE SAY, OH, I’D LIKE TO READ THAT SO PEOPLE ARE MAKING SO MUCH MORE PROGRESS IN THE EARLY WEEKS THAN I THINK I’VE EVER SEEN ON AN ALPHA GROUP AND ALSO WE ONLY HAVE ONE PERSON PERGROUP AND, AGAIN, TO HAVE RETAINED SO MANY PEOPLE, LIKE ON WEEK SEVEN TOMORROW, WE DO THE WEEKEND THIS SATURDAY, I’M GOING TO BE ANOTHER THREE WEEKS AFTER THAT BUT THERE’S A HIGHER ATTENTION RATE, SO I’M JUST TRYING TO WORK OUT WHY IS THIS THAT ALPHA ONLINE WORKS EVEN BETTER THAN ALPHA IN PERSON? THIS IS MY 90th OF THE SMALL GROUP IN A ROW BECAUSE I’VE BEEN DOING IT FOR 30 YEARS NOW THREE TIMES A YEAR, AND EVERY GROUP IS AMAZING BUT I HAVE TO SAY, THIS IS THE FIRST ONE ONLINE, AND I HAVE TO SAY IT’S ONE OF THE MOST AMAZING GROUPS WE’VE EVER HAD >> WELL, IT’S GREAT TO SEE YOU EXCITED I’M ACTUALLY SURPRISED IT’S WORKING BETTER BECAUSE ONE OF THE SIGNATURES OF ALPHA HAS BEEN THAT HOME GROUP, LET’S SHARE A MEAL, LET’S BREAK BREAD TOGETHER, AND YOU CAN’T DO THAT BUT YOU’RE ACTUALLY FINDING THIS IS MORE INTIMATE AND MORE OPEN IS THIS THE FUTURE OF THE CHURCH? DO WE LOOK TO DO EVEN MORE ONLINE? >> I THINK IT’LL BE A MIXED ECONOMY I THINK — I WILL NEVER STOP DOING ONLINE FOR SURE BECAUSE THERE ARE A WHOLE LOT OF PEOPLE WHO COULD NEVER GET TO AN ALPHA COURSE WITHOUT IT BEING ONLINE BUT EQUALLY, I WILL NEVER STOP DOING SUNDAY ONLINE WE DID OUR FIRST ONLINE SERVICES BECAUSE OF THIS, AND I WAS VERY RELUCTANT TO DO ALPHA ONLINE BECAUSE I DIDN’T WANT TO ATTRACT PEOPLE FROM OTHER

CHURCHES TO COME TO OUR SERVICES RATHER THAN GOING TO THEIR LOCAL CHURCH BUT, AGAIN, IT’S ONE OF THOSE THINGS I’VE BEEN PROVED SO WRONG BECAUSE WHAT I’VE LEARNED IS THAT THERE ARE — I DO WITH MY DAUGHTER FAITH EQUALITY, GENDER EQUALITY, ETHNICITY AND SO ON, BUT THE LAST ONE WE DID WAS ON GENDER EQUALITY, AND I TERVIEWED A FRIEND OF HERS WHO’S EXACTLY THE SAME AGE AS HER, AND WHEN SHE WAS 18, SHE WAS VERY ATHLETIC TEENAGER, PLANNED TO BE A DOCTOR, AND SHE GOT A CONNECTIVE TISSUE DISORDER AND IN THE LAST 14 YEARS HAS BEEN IN AND OUT OF HOSPITALS AND IN THIS PODCAST, SHE SAID THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR DOING YOUR SERVICES ONLINE BECAUSE NOW I’M ABLE TO COME TO CHURCH AND I SAID TO MY SALLY, IF IT’S ONLY FOR YOU, I’LL NEVER STOP DOING SERVICES ONLINE BECAUSE I REALIZE THAT THERE ARE A WHOLE LOT OF PEOPLE WHO EVEN WITHOUT DISABLED LIFTS AND RAMPS AND SO ON WHO JUST SIMPLY COULD NOT COME TO CHURCH SO WE WILL CONTINUE — IN PERSON, GOD WILLING, AS SOON AS WE CAN, BUT WE’LL NEVER STOP DOING SERVICES ONLINE, AND I’LL NEVER STOP THE ALPHA FORMAT OF COURSE WE’LL MEET IN PERSON AS SOON AS WE CAN BECAUSE THERE IS SOMETHING WONDERFUL ABOUT EATING TOGETHER, BEING IN THE SAME ROOM, SEEING EACH OTHER IN THAT KIND OF ENVIRONMENT, AND, YES, OF COURSE WE’LL DO THAT WHEN WE CAN BUT I THINK WE’LL NEVER STOP DOING ALPHA ONLINE, AND HOPEFULLY WE’LL MEET MANY MORE PEOPLE AND I THINK THIS IS AN EXTRAORDINARY MOMENT IN HISTORY BECAUSE THIS VIRUS IS A HORRIBLE THING IT’S THE GRIEF, THE LOSS, THE SADNESS, BUT IT’S AMAZING THAT GOD CAN USE SOMETHING THAT IS SO TRAGIC BUT, OF COURSE, HE USED THE CROSS THE CROSS WAS THE MOST TRAGIC EVENT IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD, BUT GOD USED IT FOR GOOD, AND I BELIEVE GOD CAN USE THIS VIRUS FOR GOOD AND, IN FACT, HE IS USING IT PROBABLY IN MILLIONS OF DIFFERENT WAYS BUT ONE OF THE WAYS HE’S USING IT IS TO GET PEOPLE’S ATTENTION AND LIKE AFTER 9/11 IN NEW YORK, TIM KELLER SAID HIS CONGREGATION DOUBLED BUT THAT WAS LOCAL, AND IT WAS SHORT-LIVED BUT THIS IS GLOBAL, ALL OVER THE WORLD GOD HAS GOT PEOPLE’S ATTENTION IT MAY JUST BE A SHORT TIME GAP, BUT THIS IS AN EXTRAORDINARY OPPORTUNITY FOR PEOPLE TO EXPLORE FAITH, AND WHAT WE’RE SEEING IS THAT GOD HAS GOT PEOPLE’S ATTENTION, PENTECOST IS COMING UP, TIME OF THE OUTPOURING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT WHERE THE GOSPEL WENT OUT IN EVERY LANGUAGE, AND I BELIEVE THIS PENTECOST COULD BE A RAISING MOMENT FOR AN OUTPOURING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT AND THE GOSPEL TO GO OUT TO THE WHOLE WORLD PERHAPS IN A WAY UNPRECEDENTED IN THE HISTORY OF THE CHURCH SO THIS IS A MOMENT OF HUGE OPPORTUNITY, AND THAT’S WHAT WE’RE SEEING ON ALPHA, THAT’S WHAT WE’RE SEEING IN THE CHURCH, AND I THINK THAT’S WHAT’S BEING SEEN ALL OVER THE WORLD >> NICKY, THANK YOU FOR THOSE WONDERFUL WORDS LET US ALL BE OF ONE ACCORD THIS PENTECOST, ONE ACCORD ASKING FOR THE HOLY SPIRIT TO BE POURED OUT SO THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE LORD CAN COVER THE EARTH AS THE WATERS COVER THE SEA THANKS FOR BEING WITH US >> THANK YOU, GORDON GOOD TO BE WITH YOU GOD BLESS >>> WELL, YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE ALPHA COURSE IT IS WORLDWIDE IT’S IN ALL KINDS OF DIFFERENT LANGUAGES ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS GO ONLINE AND GO TO CBNNEWS.COM AND WE’LL TELL YOU HOW YOU CAN GET PLUGGED INTO AN ALPHA COURSE ONLINE >> VERY EXCITING >>> WELL, UP NEXT, SHELVES ARE BARE AND SUPPLIES ARE RUNNING OUT WHO’S STEPPING UP TO FEED THESE HUNGRY AMERICANS? >>> AND THEN DOWN TO THEIR LAST $5, THIS COUPLE HAD FALLEN BEHIND ON THEIR BILLS, SO HOW DID THEY MULTIPLY THEIR MONEY? FIND OUT, THAT’S ALL NEXT >>> LIKE MANY AMERICANS, JOSH

AND LIZ WERE LIVING PAY CHECK TO PAY CHECK THEY FELL BEHIND ON THEIR BILLS AND WERE DOWN TO THEIR LAST $5 WELL, THEN ONE DAY, THIS COUPLE MADE A DECISION, AND IT TRIPLED THEIR INCOME Reporter: DURING THEIR FIRST YEAR OF MARRIAGE, JOSH AND LIZ LACHMANN SAVED ENOUGH MONEY TO MOVE FROM INDIANA TO REDDING, CALIFORNIA WHERE THEY ENROLLED BETHEL SCHOOL OF MINISTRY BUT BEFORE LONG THEY WERE RUNNING OUT OF MONEY >> WE FELL OUT OF FAITH, GOD WILL DO GREAT THINGS, AND IT ACTUALLY TURNED OUT TO BE VERY HARD I WAS STRESSED OUT ABOUT FINANCES MOST OF THE TIME >> JOSH KEPT TRYING TO GET JOBS WHILE WE WERE IN REDDING, CALIFORNIA AND NO JOBS WERE COMING >> WE REALLY FELT LIKE IF WE DIDN’T GET FINANCIAL PROVISION, WE’D HAVE TO GO HOME, DOWN TO LESS THAN $5 AND STARTING TO GET BEHIND ON SOME OF BILLS Reporter: WHEN THERE WAS INCOME, JOSH AND LIZ WERE ALWAYS FAITHFUL TO TITHE, A DISCIPLINE THEY BOTH PRACTICED SINCE THEY WERE YOUNG >> SO IT WAS NEVER A QUESTION OF SHOULD WE STOP TITHING NO, WE KNEW LIKE YOU HONOR GOD FIRST, AND THEN HE’LL TAKE CARE OF EVERYTHING ELSE Reporter: WITH ONLY A FEW DOLLARS LEFT AND BILLS CONTINUING TO MOUNT, THEY STAYED UP ALL NIGHT PRAYING FOR A MIRACLE THE NEXT DAY IN CLASS, GOD ANSWERED THEIR PRAYER WHEN THEIR TEACHER CHRIS VALADIN MADE AN ANNOUNCEMENT >> ANYONE THAT IS GOING TO GO HOME IF MONEY DOESN’T COME IN, STAND UP, AND SO JOSH AND I, OF COURSE, WE STOOD UP >> AND THEN CHRIS ASKED THE OTHER STUDENTS TO GIVE MONEY TO THE ONES THAT NEEDED IT >> AND A BUNCH OF STUDENTS WARMED US, AND FROM THEN ON, YOU KNOW, WE HAD MORE MIRACLES THAN JUST A CONSISTENT FLOW MIRACLES JUST KEPT COMING >> IT WAS A DIRECT ANSWER TO A PRAYER WE GOT ENOUGH MONEY TO KEEP GOING AND TO ENCOURAGE US >> THEY SHOWED UP, YEAH Reporter: THEY FINISHED A YEAR OF SCHOOL AND MOVED BACK TO INDIANA WHERE JOSH GOT A JOB IN CONSTRUCTION STILL, THEY LIVED PAY CHECK TO PAY CHECK FRUSTRATED, JOSH TURNED TO THE BIBLE FOR ANSWERS >> I’D GET TO VERSES ABOUT FINANCIAL PROVISION, WROTE THEM ON THREE BY FIVE CARDS, MEDITATED ON THEM, I SAW IT WAS HIS WORD AND WILL TO PROVIDE AND BLESS HIS KIDS, AND I STARTED TO HAVE FAITH FOR THAT Reporter: SO WITH NEW CONFIDENCE, THEY ONCE AGAIN TURNED TO GOD FOR HELP WHEN THEY NEEDED AN IDEA FOR A SECOND INCOME >> AND WE BOTH NET DOWN TOGETHER BY THE BED, AND WE ASKED GOD FOR A SECOND INCOME I SAW A PICTURE IN MY MIND OF A HONEYBEE AND JOSH SAW A PICTURE OF A HONEY STICK AND WE SAW IT SEPARATELY, AND WE NEVER TALKED ABOUT BEEKEEPING BEFORE >> WHAT GOD WAS SPEAKING TO ME — WAS THAT HONEYBEES WOULD BE A SECOND INCOME Reporter: THEY BEGAN KEEPING BEES AND SELLING HONEY THEY THEN MOVED TO THE ATLANTA AREA, AND JOSH ADDED BEE REMOVAL SERVICES SOON THE BUSINESS WAS THRIVING >> AT THE TIME I HAD AN IDEA WHAT IT WOULD BECOME IT WAS ALMOST STARTED MORE LIKE A HOBBY THAN A SECOND INCOME, BUT HE GREW IT BEYOND MY WILDEST EXPECTATIONS >> SO WHAT HAPPENED IS WE TRIPLED OUR INCOME SO IT WAS FROM WHAT WE HAD BEFORE Reporter: JOSH AND LIZ BELIEVE THEIR SUCCESS STEM FROM THEIR COMMITMENT TO TRUST GOD AND TITHE ONE MINISTRY THEY GIVE TO IS CBN >> WE KNOW IN GOD’S WORD IT SAYS GIVE AND IT SHALL BE GIVEN TO YOU AND SO FOR US WHEN YOU GIVE TO

GOD, AND WE LOOK FOR GOOD GROUND WHERE, LIKE, THAT’S A GOOD MINISTRY TO GIVE TO, WE KNOW WE’RE GOING TO REAP A GOOD HARVEST AND WHEN WE HAVE ACCESS TO HIS GENEROSITY, AND WE CAN ASK FOR ANYTHING, WE END UP BECOMING GENEROUS, AND WE END UP SEEING THAT WE COULD NEVER OUTGIVE GOD, EVER Reporter: AS THEY LOOK TO THE FUTURE, JOSH AND LIZ BELIEVE GOD WILL CONTINUE TO PROVIDE AS THEY TRUST HIM WITH THEIR LIVES AND FINANCES >> I WAS CONFIDENT THAT HE’LL PROVIDE AND I DON’T HAVE TO WORRY SEEK FIRST HIS KINGDOM AND EVERYTHING WILL BE ADDED UNTO YOU I FOUND THAT TO BE VERY TRUE >> AND YOU CAN FIND IT TO BE VERY TRUE TOO HERE’S THE FIRST TIME THAT TITHING IS MENTIONED IN THE BIBLE, AND OF COURSE IT’S IN THE BOOK OF GENESIS GENESIS CHAPTER 28 THEN JACOB MADE A VOW, SAYING IF GOD WILL BE WITH ME AND KEEP ME IN THIS WAY THAT I AM GOING AND GIVE ME BREAD TO EAT AND CLOTHING TO PUT ON SO THAT I COME BACK TO MY FATHER’S HOUSE IN PEACE THEN THE LORD SHALL BE MY GOD, AND THIS STONE WHICH I HAVE SAT AS A PILLAR SHALL BE GOD’S HOUSE, AND ALL THAT YOU GIVE ME I WILL SURELY GIVE A 10TH TO YOU THE ORIGINAL HEBREW GIVING A TENTH, IT MEANS GIVING REPEATEDLY AND THAT’S WHAT JACOB MADE A VOW, HE SAID I WILL GIVE REPEATEDLY TO YOU THAT’S WHAT JOSHUA AND ELIZABETH DID THEY MADE A VOW WE WILL GIVE REPEATEDLY TO YOU NOW, IF JACOB CAN DO IT AS AN EXAMPLE TO US, ABRAHAM GAVE A TENTH TO MAJALZEDECK IT’S BEEN A TRADITION, OUR WAY OF FOLLOWING GOD SINCE THE BEGINNING, SINCE THESE FIRST REVELATIONS TO THE PATRIARCHS AND WHEN WE FOLLOW INTO THOSE PATTERNS OF BEHAVIOR, WONDERFUL THINGS CAN HAPPEN FOR JOSH AND ELIZABETH, IT WAS A REVELATION SEPARATELY, EACH ONE OF THEM PRAYING AND BOTH OF THEM GET A PICTURE OF WHAT TO DO AND HOW TO DO IT THAT’S WHAT GOD WILL DO FOR YOU IF YOU JUST FOLLOW THE SAME PRINCIPLE TERRY >>> WELL, 20 MILLION PEOPLE LOST THEIR JOBS LAST MONTH THERE ARE NOW MORE THAN AMERICANS OUT OF WORK THAN AT ANY TIME SINCE THE GREAT DEPRESSION THIS IS PUTTING A TERRIBLE STRAIN ON OUR NATION’S FOOD BANKS, AND OPERATION BLESSING IS HELPING TO MEET THAT ENORMOUS NEED >> WITH THE UNCERTAINTY AND CONSTRAINTS OF A WORLDWIDE PANDEMIC, THOSE WHO STRUGGLED BEFORE TO PUT FOOD ON THE TABLE ARE HAVING AN EVEN TOUGHER TIME NOW >> THERE’S NO BREAD, THERE’S NO MILK THERE’S JUST SO VERY LITTLE THINGS SO WE’VE KIND OF GIVEN UP HOPE Reporter: OPERATION BLESSING PARTNERED WITH FAITH WORLD MINISTRIES USUALLY RUNS A WALK- THROUGH PANTRY OUT OF THEIR GYM NOW IT’S CURBSIDE SERVICE >> THIS GIVES ME HOPE IN PEOPLE Reporter: SUFFOLK CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP, ANOTHER OPERATION BLESSING PARTNER DOESN’T HAVE A PARKING LOT, BUT THEY’RE STILL DETERMINED TO SERVE MINISTRY DIRECTOR LORNA SLAUGHTER >> WE ARE IN A CRISIS RIGHT NOW BUT AT THE SAME TIME THERE’S STILL A GREAT NEED OUT THERE, AND THAT NEED HAS TO BE MET WE’RE SANITIZING HANDS WHEN YOU COME IN THE DOOR WE’RE JUST TRYING TO DO ALL WE CAN TO TRY TO MAKE SURE WE STAY AS SAFE AS POSSIBLE Reporter: THESE MINISTRIES FACE A TOUGH PROBLEM >> WE DO SEE MORE PEOPLE COMING IN, NOT ONLY NEW PEOPLE, BUT PEOPLE COMING IN MORE THROUGHOUT THE WEEK Reporter: WHEN OPERATION BLESSINGS LEARNED OUR LONG-TIME PARTNERS IN THE HAMPTON ROADS AREA NEEDED EXTRA SUPPORT, WE WERE ALL IN WHILE CONTINUING OUR USUAL SHIPMENTS, WE IDENTIFIED KEY LOCAL MINISTRIES AS DISTRIBUTION HUBS FOR ADDITIONAL SUPPLIES THEN WE’VE LOADED UP TRUCKS WITH EXTRA PALLETS OF FOOD AND WATER AND SENT THEM ON >> WE WERE VERY EXCITED ABOUT GETTING THE GOODS WE NEED THE GOODS, AND THE GOODS ARE GOING OUT THE DOOR WE GOT AN INITIATIVE, THEY’RE GOING OUT TODAY Reporter: PEOPLE IN NEED ARE ESPECIALLY THANKFUL FOR OUR DONORS AND PARTNERS WHO MAKE IT POSSIBLE FOR US TO HELP THAT LITTLE BIT EXTRA DURING THESE TOUGH TIMES >> SO WONDERFUL TO SEE THE KIND SIDE OF HUMAN NATURE, AND, HONESTLY, I WOULDN’T BE EATING IF IT WEREN’T FOR THEM IT IS A BLESSING OPERATION BLESSING, AND YA’LL BEING OPEN THROUGH THIS TRAGEDY THAT WE’RE ABLE TO MAKE ENDS MEET, AND I THANK YOU >> IF IT WEREN’T FOR YOU, WE WOULDN’T BE EATING YOU DON’T USUALLY HEAR THAT STATEMENT IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, BUT WE ARE LIVING IN A TIME WHERE EVERYONE IS EXPERIENCING AND FEELING THIS LOSS AND THIS NEED WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY, YOU AND I DO TO MAKE SURE THAT THOSE WHO DON’T HAVE FOOD ARE ABLE TO EAT IT’S JUST PART OF WHO WE ARE AS A COUNTRY OPERATION BLESSING DOES THIS ALL THE TIME YOU’VE SEEN THEM, YOU’VE SEEN THEIR TRUCKS OUT WHEN THERE’S A DISASTER GOING ON, THEY BRING DISASTER RELIEF THEY DO IT AROUND THE WORLD,

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FAILED MARRIAGES CORNELIA KNEW WHAT SHE NEEDED TO DO TO ESCAPE THE PAIN OF HER PAST, SO WHY COULDN’T SHE DO IT? >> I AM WITH SOMEBODY, AND THEY’RE REALLY NICE PEOPLE, BUT THEY HAVE THE SAME SMILE AS HE DOES, AND I CAN’T SPEAK I’M FROZEN Reporter: CORNELIA JUDE SPENT MUCH MUCH HER LIFE FROM RAINING FROM THE PAIN OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE IN GERMANY, MOST OF IT COMING AFTER HER MOTHER’S BOYFRIEND MOVED IN WHEN CORNELIA WAS 12 >> I DIDN’T TELL MY MOM IN THE BEGINNING BECAUSE OF SITUATIONS, AND SHE ALWAYS BELIEVED HIM SHE NEVER BELIEVED ME Reporter: THE SEXUAL ABUSE LASTED FOR ALMOST A DECADE >> AFTER THE SECOND AND THE THIRD TIME, HE MADE CLEAR TO ME THAT NOW I’M INVOLVE THIS IS NOW MY FAULT AS MUCH AS IT’S HIS Reporter: AS A TEEN, SHE LOOKED FOR A WAY TO ESCAPE THE FEAR AND RAGE GROWING INSIDE >> I SLEPT AT THE LOCAL PARK WITH HOMELESS PEOPLE I WAS DOING DRUGS, I WAS DRINKING, I WAS CUTTING MYSELF WHEN I WOULD CUT MYSELF, I WOULD FEEL BETTER IN THE MOMENT AFTER I WOULD NOT FEEL GOOD Reporter: THEN CORNELIA THOUGHT SHE FOUND A WAY OUT, A BABY AND A MARRIAGE AT THE AGE OF 18 >> HE DID DRUGS AND ALCOHOL HE WOULD GET SUPER, SUPER AGGRESSIVE ONE TIME I HAD TO ACTUALLY GET MY TEETH FIXED BECAUSE THAT’S HOW BAD HE BEAT ME THE BEATING WAS BETTER THAN THE SEXUAL ABUSE Reporter: AFTER FOUR MONTHS OF MARRIAGE, CORNELIA LEFT HER ABUSIVE HUSBAND, BUT SHE SOON FOUND ANOTHER MAN, AN AMERICAN WHOM SHE FOLLOWED TO THE UNITED STATES AND MARRIED HOWEVER, IT WASN’T THE ESCAPE SHE HAD HOPED FOR >> HE WAS OUT ALL THE TIME HE WAS DRINKING ALL THE TIME I DON’T KNOW HOW MANY TIMES HE CHEATED ON ME DURING THAT TIME, BUT I WAS COOL WITH IT, I WAS FINE I WASN’T SEXUALLY ABUSED, I WASN’T BEATEN Reporter: BY NOW CORNELIA HAD BEEN HAVING CONSISTENT PANIC ATTACKS, NIGHTMARES AND BREAKDOWNS AFTER ONE PARTICULAR EPISODE, SHE WENT TO A THERAPIST WHO DIAGNOSED HER WITH PTSD: >> I ISOLATED MYSELF A LOT, AND REALLY, REALLY CRIED A LOT Reporter: AFTER TWO YEARS, UNABLE TO BEAR THE EMOTIONAL ABUSE ANY LONGER, SHE TOOK HER TWO CHILDREN AND LEFT >> I JUST REALLY ALWAYS SAID THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS A GOOD GOD BECAUSE THERE’S NO WAY THAT HE WOULD ALLOW ONE PERSON TO GO THROUGH ALL OF THIS Reporter: FOR FIVE YEARS CORNELIA TRIED TO RAISE HER KIDS WHILE NUMBING HER FEAR AND ANXIETY WITH ALCOHOL THEN SHE MET LAWRENCE THEY HAD A DAUGHTER TOGETHER AND GOT MARRIED LAWRENCE FOLLOWED AFTER GOD AND TRIED SETTING THAT EXAMPLE FOR HIS FAMILY BUT CORNELIA KEPT HER MECHANISMS OF COPING >> I WENT BACK TO MY DRINKING AND CLUBBING AND LAWRENCE WAS HOME WITH THE KIDS MOST OF THE TIME AND SOMETIMES I WOULD COME HOME 5:00, 6:00 IN THE MORNING, AND I’M STILL DRUNK, AND I SEE HIM, HE’LL SIT ON THE BED, AND HE’S PRAYING AND I WOULD GET SO MAD AT HIM BECAUSE I FELT LIKE THAT WAS HIS WAY OF TRYING TO MANIPULATE ME Reporter: FOR ABOUT A DECADE CORNELIA AVOIDED GOD AND COPED WITH HER INTERNAL HELL THEN IN 2015 SHE NOTICED A LITTLE CHURCH ON HER DAILY COMMUTE AS SHE PASSED BY IT EVERYDAY, SHE FELT SOMETHING CALLING TO HER >> THERE WAS THIS POLE YOU SHOULD GO CHECK THAT OUT I WAS, LIKE, TALKING TO MYSELF, I’M NOT GOING TO GO IN THERE WHY WOULD I GO IN THERE? AND THEN ONE DAY I SAID I WAS GOING TO GO CHECK IT OUT THEN ONE DAY I CAME HOME AND TOLD MY HUSBAND, HEY, LET’S GO CHECK OUT THIS CHURCH HE’S, LIKE, WHAT? Reporter: THE COUPLE STARTED ATTENDING THE CHURCH, BUT CORNELIA WAS STILL RESISTANT AT THE LORD’S PULL AT HER HEART AND DECIDED TO LEAVE BEFORE DOING SO, SHE MET WITH PASTOR WHO EQUIPPED HER WITH A TOOL THAT WOULD COMPLETELY ALTER HER COURSE FORGIVENESS >> HE SAID TO ME EVERY TIME I GET A FEELING OF I NEED TO GO DRINK OR WHEN I WAKE UP FROM NIGHTMARES WHICH HAPPEN ALL THE TIME THAT I WILL SAY I CHOOSE TO FORGIVE, I CHOOSE TO FORGIVE AND I SAY, GOD, I CAN’T DO THIS I CANNOT DO THIS, AND IF YOU CAN HEAR ME, HELP ME TO FORGIVE Reporter: THAT TIME WOULD FINALLY COME SHE RETURNED TO THE CHURCH FOR A PRAYER SERVICE WHERE THE CONGREGATION COULD WRITE THINGS AND NAMES OF PEOPLE THAT NEEDED PRAYER ON A WHITE BOARD FOR CORNELIA, ONLY ONE PERSON CAME TO MIND, HER MOTHER’S OLD BOYFRIEND >> I PUT HIS NAME THERE, AND SOMETHING INSIDE OF ME, IT WAS, LIKE, SOMEBODY JUST LET GO OF

MY HEART, AND THERE WAS A SWITCH IN MY BRAIN, AND IN MY HEART I DIDN’T SEE HIM AS THIS MONSTER ANYMORE THAT WAS ONE OF THE MOST AMAZING DAYS OF MY LIFE Reporter: CORNELIA WAS ENGULFED BY LOVE, AND SOON AFTER GAVE HER LIFE TO JESUS SHE STOPPED DRINKING AND THE NIGHTMARES AND PANIC ATTACKS BEGAN TO DIMINISH WITH THE GRACE OF GOD’S FORGIVENESS AND A TRANSFORMED HEART, CORNELIA BEGAN REBUILDING THE LOVE AND TRUST OF HER MOTHER, HUSBAND AND FAMILY >> I NEEDED FORGIVENESS, AND IF GOD GIVES ME FORGIVENESS, HE CAN GIVE IT TO ANYBODY, ANYBODY IN THIS WORLD BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT HE WANTS TO DO HE JUST WANTS TO GIVE US ALL THIS GRACE AND ALL THIS LOVE, AND ALL WE NEED TO DO IS ACCEPT IT AND TO FEEL HIM IN MY HEART, AND TO KNOW THAT THERE’S DAYS THAT I HAVE A ROUGH DAY THAT I CAN JUST LEAN ON HIM, WITH HIM I CAN DO ANYTHING >> THAT’S NOT JUST CORNELIA’S OPINION, IT’S IN THE WORD OF GOD IT SAYS THAT HE GIVES US LOVE, POWER, A SOUND MIND IT’S OURS FOR THE ASKING BUT, YOU KNOW, THIS FORGIVENESS ISSUE IS A TOUGH ONE WHEN SOMEBODY HAS DONE SOMETHING REALLY WRONG TO YOU IT’S HARD BECAUSE YOU FEEL LIKE IN FORGIVING THEM SOMEHOW YOU’RE EXONERATING THEM, THAT MAYBE WHAT THEY DID ISN’T CONSIDERED THAT BAD, BUT IT’S NOT REALLY WHAT FORGIVENESS IS ABOUT YOU SEE, WHEN GOD ASKS US TO FORGIVE OTHER PEOPLE, IT’S BECAUSE HE KNOWS THAT IT DOES UNLOCK OUR HEARTS, THAT’S WHAT CORNELIA SAID AS SHE WROTE THAT MAN’S NAME ON THE BOARD, SHE SAID SUDDENLY SOMEONE DIDN’T HAVE A HOLD ON MY HEART YOU SEE, WHEN WE CHOOSE TO FORGIVE, IT DOESN’T MATTER HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT IT IT STARTS WITH DOING WHAT SHE SAID, I FORGIVE, I CHOOSE TO FORGIVE THIS DAY SOMETIMES THE FEELINGS COME LATER SOMETIMES THE RELEASE COMES A LITTLE BIT AFTER THAT, BUT CHOOSE TO FORGIVE BECAUSE IT SETS YOU FREE YOUR HEART BEGINS TO OPEN UP AND TO BLOSSOM, AND GOD IS ABLE TO PUT INTO YOUR HEART ALL THOSE THINGS THAT HE PROMISED TO ANY OF US WHO BELIEVE AND FOLLOW HIM IT’S NOT SAYING THAT WHAT THE PERSON DID TO YOU WAS FAIR OR RIGHT, IT’S NOT LOOKING AWAY FROM IT OR COVERING IT UP IN ANY WAY IT’S SAYING I’M NOT GOING TO LET ANYBODY CONTROL MY HEART AND MY MIND AND MY LIFE THIS WAY I’M SETTING YOU FREE BECAUSE I WANT TO BE FREE YOU KNOW, GOD SAYS HE’LL DEAL WITH THOSE WHO DEAL WITH US, AND I WOULD WAY RATHER HAVE GOD DEAL WITH IT THAN ME SO TODAY I WANT TO INVITE YOU TO DO THAT SOME OF YOU HAVE BEEN SO WRONGED, SO HURT BY OTHER PEOPLE, AND OFTEN WHEN, LIKE CORNELIA, IT’S DONE IN YOUR LIFE AS A CHILD, IT LEAVES THESE SCARS, IT LEAVES THESE WOUNDS IN YOUR HEART AND IT LASTS YOUR WHOLE LIFE IF YOU DON’T LET IT GO, AND IT AFFECTS EVERYTHING IT AFFECTS HOW YOU LOVE OTHER PEOPLE, IT WILL AFFECTS WHETHER YOU CAN LET THEM LOVE YOU OR NOT LISTEN, BE SET FREE TODAY DO WHAT HE ASKS US TO DO, TO FORGIVE OTHERS AS WE WOULD LIKE HIM TO FORGIVE US JUST DO WHAT CORNELIA DID JUST SAY THIS, FATHER, I AM A SINNER, BUT TODAY I AM SETTING MY HEART FREE I CHOOSE TO FORGIVE THOSE WHO HAVE DONE ME WRONG I CHOOSE YOUR WAY, GOD I’M ASKING YOU TO HELP ME TO OPEN MY HEART AND MY LIFE TO LIVE FREELY BEFORE YOU SO I CAN RECEIVE ALL THE BLESSINGS YOU DESIRE TO GIVE ME THANK YOU, GOD THANK YOU FOR BEING THERE FOR ME, EVEN WHEN I DIDN’T KNOW YOU WERE THERE I BEGIN THIS JOURNEY TODAY, AND I PRAY THIS PRAYER IN JESUS NAME IF YOU JUST PRAYED THAT PRAYER, YOU MAY HAVE SOME QUESTIONS ABOUT THINGS, AND WE’RE HERE FOR YOU WE HAVE A TOLL-FREE NUMBER THERE’S ALWAYS SOMEONE THERE TO PRAY WITH YOU TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS 800-700-7000 PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CALL >>> STILL TO COME, WE’RE GO DOING ANSWERING QUESTIONS FROM YOU, OUR VIEWERS, SO DON’T GO AWAY WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK >>> WE WANT TO GET TO A COUPLE

OF THE E MAIL QUESTIONS YOU SENT IN THIS IS FROM ADDISON 40 SAID I JUST READ THE ARTICLE “PLANDEMMIC, THE HIDDEN AGENDA BEHIND COVID-19” WHO DO WE TRUST? IT MAKES SENSE WE NEED TO BUILD OUR IMMUNE SYSTEM I KNOW GOD IS IN CONTROL, BUT WE DON’T HAVE TO WEAR MASKS FOREVER >> WAS THAT FROM ADDISON OR FROM YOU? I ACTUALLY WENT TO MY DENTIST AND HE WAS ASKING ME ABOUT IT HE ASKED, AND HE SAID, YOU KNOW, DOCTORS ARE SENDING ME THIS >> YES >> AND SO I TOOK TIME, AND I ACTUALLY WATCHED IT HERE’S THE PROBLEM WITH IT IT DENIES NOT A TRANSMISSION OF VIRUSES WHICH, I’M SORRY, IT IS JUST MEDICALLY WRONG ZUNOMIC IS A WORD WE’RE ALL GETTING USED TO IT MEANS FROM VIRUSES 1KWRU6R7 FROM ANIMAL POPULATIONS TO HUMAN POPULATIONS, AND WHAT YOU LOOK FOR IS WHAT’S CALLED A RESERVOIR WHICH IS WHERE IS THE VIRUS LIVING IN AN ORGANISM, IN AN ANIMAL, AND IT’S NOT DESTROYING THAT ANIMAL SO IT’S JUST REPLICATING, BUT IT’S NOT KILLING IT, AND WHEN DOES IT THEN SPILL OVER, AND THAT’S THE TERM, IT SPILLS OVER INTO HUMAN POPULATION USUALLY BECAUSE THE HUMANS ARE SOMEHOW INTERACTING WITH THE ANIMAL OR COMING INTO THE ANIMAL’S ENVIRONMENT OR EATING THE ANIMAL, SO LOOK AT ALL THE VARIOUS VIRUSES THAT HAVE COME FROM ANIMAL POPULATIONS, AND YOU START WITH BIRD FLU, SWINE FLU, EBOLA, THE FEELING IS HIV WAS ORIGINALLY IN MONKEY POPULATIONS SO YOU SEE ALL OF THESE THINGS, AND THEN TO SAY, WELL, IT CAN’T COME FROM ANIMALS WHICH IS WHAT THAT VIDEO SAID, THAT COVID HAD TO COME FROM A LABORATORY EXPERIMENT, I’M SORRY, THE SCIENCE IS JUST WRONG SO THE GOOD PART OF IT IS BUILD YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM, SO PLEASE DO THAT BUT LET’S NOT LOOK INTO CONSPIRACY THEORIES OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT I DON’T THINK IT’S PRODUCTIVE WE HAVE TO REALIZE THESE THINGS ARE OCCURRING IN NATURE THE MORE WE INTERACT WITH ENVIRONMENTS WHERE HUMANS AREN’T USED TO AND WE’RE NOT USED TO BEING IN BAT CAVES OUTSIDE KUMING, THESE THINGS ARE GOING TO SPILL OVER INTO HUMAN POPULATIONS THE REALLY BAD NEWS, THIS IS NOT THE ONLY ONE OUT THERE THERE ARE PLENTY OF THEM, PLENTY OF VIRUSES IN THIS BAT POPULATION SO WE NEED TO BE READY, NOT JUST FOR THIS ONE, BUT FOR FUTURE ONES BUT HERE’S A WORD FROM ROMANS, WE KNOW THAT ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR GOOD TO THOSE WHO LOVE GOD, TO THOSE WHO ARE CALLED ACCORDING TO HIS PURPOSE >>> I DON’T KNOW IF THERE HAS EVER BEEN A TIME WHEN OUR NATION AND OUR WORLD NEEDED A MIRACLE MORE THAN WE DO RIGHT NOW