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Praise | Dave Roever | 7/27/18

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July 27, 2018
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Matt & Laurie Crouch host Dave Roever in Vietnam.

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Praise | Dave Roever | 7/27/18

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  • - ANNOUNCER: TONIGHT FROM VIETNAM...
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  • - THIS HAS GOT TO BE ONE OF THE MOST UNIQUE PRAISE PROGRAMS
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  • THAT WE WILL EVER CONDUCT.
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  • - PRAISE TAKES YOU ON AN EXTRAORDINARY JOURNEY.
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  • - I'M IN VIETNAM ON THE VAM CO TAY RIVER.
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  • IN 1969, DAVE ROEVER LOST HIS SKIN ALONG WITH HIS
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  • HEART FOR THE PEOPLE HE LOVED THE MOST.
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • - NATIONAL HERO DAVE ROEVER.
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  • IT'S A STORY OF HOPE AND DELIVERANCE.
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  • - I DIDN'T HAVE TO DIE TO REST IN PEACE.
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  • - AN ALL NEW PRAISE STARTS RIGHT NOW.
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • - DAVE ROEVER: I GOT A QUESTION FOR YOU, DO
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  • YOU HAVE TO DIE BEFORE YOU CAN REST IN PEACE?
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  • SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT.
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  • TODAY I'M ON THE CU DE RIVER IN VIETNAM WITH
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  • TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK WHO WENT TO THE
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  • BACKSIDE OF THE PLANET TO RECORD A STORY THAT WOULD
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  • CHANGE THE LIVES OF MANY PEOPLE INCLUDING
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  • THE ONE TALKING.
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  • IT'S A POWERFUL STORY OF GOD'S DELIVERANCE IN A
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  • PLACE RIGHT NOW THAT WAS MY NEAR DEMISE.
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  • SUICIDE FOLLOWED.
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  • PAIN BEYOND WORDS THAT I COULD EVER DESCRIBE, BUT
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  • I CAME BACK HERE, AND I'M TELLING YOU TODAY I'M
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  • TOTALLY AT PEACE.
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  • I DIDN'T HAVE TO DIE TO REST IN PEACE.
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • 50 FEET TO MY LEFT RIGHT UP HERE IN THIS WATER,
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  • YOU WALK UP ON THE BANK OF THAT RIVER, YOU'LL
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  • FIND SOME OF MY DNA, MY BLOOD, MY SKIN, MY TEARS.
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  • I'M IN VIETNAM ON THE VAM CO TAY RIVER WHEREIN 1969
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  • DAVE ROEVER LOST HIS SKIN ALONG WITH HIS HEART FOR
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  • THE PEOPLE HE LOVED THE MOST.
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  • WELCOME, TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK, TO
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  • A BROADCAST YOU WILL NEVER FORGET FROM VIETNAM.
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  • GOOD MORNING VIETNAM!
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  • - MATT CROUCH: THIS HAS GOT TO BE ONE OF THE MOST
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  • UNIQUE PRAISE PROGRAMS THAT WE WILL EVER CONDUCT.
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  • WE HAVE SOME OF THE BEAUTIFUL VIETNAMESE
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  • PEOPLE, AND SHE'S WAVING AND SMILING.
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  • - LAURIE CROUCH: HI.
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  • - HELLO.
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  • WE ARE ON THE VAM CO TAY RIVER RIGHT HERE IN
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  • VIETNAM, AND JUST OVER DAVE ROEVER'S LEFT
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  • SHOULDER YOUR BOAT WAS NESTLED UP ON THE RIDGE
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  • UP ON THE BANK OF THE RIVER, KIND OF LIKE OURS
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  • IS RIGHT NOW.
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  • AND A WHITE PHOSPHORUS GRENADE BLEW UP IN YOUR
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  • HAND, ABOUT KILLED YOU RIGHT THEN.
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  • - ABSOLUTELY.
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  • - BUT IT REALLY CHANGED WHAT YOU DO FOR A LIVING.
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  • IT REALLY CHANGED HOW YOU DO WHAT YOU DID, AND GOD
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  • MADE SOMETHING AMAZING OUT OF THAT TRAGEDY.
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  • - WELL, HE DID BECAUSE NOBODY ELSE WAS GOING TO
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  • MAKE ANYTHING AMAZING OUT OF IT.
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  • I WAS HEADED FOR THE MORTUARY.
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  • THERE WAS NO WAY I WAS SUPPOSED TO LIVE
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  • THROUGH THIS.
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  • THAT GRENADE EXPLODED RIGHT HERE.
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  • I'M NOT EXAGGERATING.
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  • HOW DO YOU EXAGGERATE THIS.
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  • IT BLEW RIGHT HERE, AND I DIDN'T KNOW AT THE MOMENT
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  • WHAT HAPPENED.
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  • I THOUGHT I WAS HIT BY A ROCKET, BUT THE BULLET
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  • WENT THROUGH MY HAND, HIT THE GRENADE AND EXPLODED,
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  • AND WHEN I LOOKED DOWN I COULD SEE MY
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  • HEART BEATING.
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  • I LOOKED FURTHER THERE'S MY FACE ON MY BOOTS.
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  • THIS BEHIND US HERE GOES BACK INTO THE
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  • JUNGLE A BIT.
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  • THIS WAS A ROUGH COUNTRY.
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  • THIS WAS THE ROUGHEST PLACE IN THE WAR AT THE
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  • TIME BECAUSE IT WAS THE LIFELINE FOR THE
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  • COMMUNIST AS WELL AS US TROOPS TO FIGHT WAR.
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  • THIS WAS THE LIFELINE FOR THE PEOPLE LIKE THIS
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  • PRECIOUS WOMAN HERE TRYING TO MAKE A LIVING,
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  • EKING OUT ONE FISH OUGHT A TIME.
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  • - WE'RE GOING TO UNPACK YOUR STORY FROM TRAGEDY
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  • TO TRIUMPH, ALL OF THAT, AND FOR US TO TRAVEL BY
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  • PLANE, BUSES, BY FOOT, BY BOAT TO GET TO WHERE WE
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  • ARE SO THAT WE CAN UNPACK THE STORY THAT IS
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  • DAVE ROEVER.
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  • ONE OF THE MOST AMAZING PRAISE PROGRAMS EVER.
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  • STAY TUNED.
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • - DAVE ROEVER COLON THE BANK OF A RIVER IN
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  • VIETNAM TO THE STAGE OF A BILLY GRAHAM CRUSADE IN
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  • WASHINGTON DC AND MANY OTHER STAGES WITH
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  • DOCTOR GRAHAM.
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  • HOW DID I GET FROM POINT A TO B?
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  • FIRST OF ALL STARTED OUT WITH WAR, RIGHT HERE,
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  • RIGHT HERE ON THE BANK OF THIS RIVER.
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  • - WE'RE IN VIETNAM, AND THIS IS PRAISE PROGRAM.
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  • DAVE ROEVER.
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  • IF YOU JUST JOINED US, WE ARE ON THE VAM CO TAY
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  • RIVER IN VIETNAM, AND WE ARE PUSHED UP AGAINST THE
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  • BANK THAT CHANGED DAVE ROEVER'S LIFE.
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  • WE PUT TOGETHER A LITTLE CLIP I WANT YOU TO WATCH.
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  • WATCH THIS.
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  • - DAVE ROEVER IS A PATRIOT AND VETERAN WHO
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  • SERVES HIS COUNTRY WELL.
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  • AT THE HEIGHT OF THE VIETNAM WAR, HE JOINED
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  • THE US NAVY AND SERVED AS A RIVER BOAT GUNNER IN
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  • THE ELITE BRAWN WATER BLACK BERET IN VIETNAM.
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  • 8 MONTHS INTO HIS TOUR OF DUTY IN VIETNAM, ROEVER
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  • WAS BURNED BEYOND RECOGNITION WHEN A
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  • PHOSPHORUS GRENADE HE WAS POISED TO THROW EXPLODED
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  • IN HIS HAND.
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  • THE ORDEAL LEFT HIM HOSPITALIZED FOR 14 MONTHS.
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  • HIS SURVIVAL AND LIFE ARE MIRACULOUS.
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  • TODAY WITH HIS ENGAGING HUMOR, DAVE ROEVER IS
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  • ENTHUSIASTICALLY RECEIVED BOTH NATIONALLY AND
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  • INTERNATIONALLY AS A PUBLIC SPEAKER.
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  • IN EVERY SETTING, MR. ROEVER'S MESSAGE IS
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  • ONE OF HOPE.
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  • - I'M STANDING HERE TODAY LIVING EVIDENCE
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  • THAT TOMORROW IS WORTH WAITING FOR.
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  • DON'T GIVE UP.
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  • [APPLAUSE]
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  • - THE FOUNDATION OF HIS HOPE IS HIS FAITH IN GOD.
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  • DAVE ROEVER HERE ON PRAISE.
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  • - IT WAS JULY 1969 ON THIS RIVER, THE VAM CO
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  • TAY ON THE BORDER WITH CAMBODIA.
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  • IT WAS A NORMAL DAY IN THAT IF THERE'S EVER A
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  • NORMAL DAY AT WAR, WE WERE HERE DOING LICENSE
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  • CHECKS, PERMIT CHECKS.
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  • THREE DAYS EARLIER WE HAD A FIRE FIGHT HERE.
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  • I BEACHED THE BOAT ON THE BANK OF THIS RIVER RIGHT
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  • BEHIND ME, RIGHT HERE.
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  • AND I WAS GOING TO DO A BODY COUNT.
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  • WE WERE LOOKING FOR ANY EVIDENCE.
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  • I REACHED DOWN AND I FELT SOMETHING WRONG, MATT.
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  • SOMETHING WAS BAD WRONG.
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  • I WAS PICKING UP ON IT.
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  • I DON'T KNOW IF I HEARD IT, SMELLED IT,
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  • FELT IT SOME WAY.
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  • I GRABBED A WHITE PHOSPHORUS HAND GRENADE
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  • AND PULLED THE PIN.
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  • I DREW BACK TO THROW.
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  • I WAS ONE SECOND FROM DELIVERY.
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  • I DIDN'T KNOW WHY THEN, I FOUND OUT LATER, THE
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  • GRENADE EXPLODED.
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  • ME THINKING IT WAS A ROCKET THAT GOT THE
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  • WHOLE BOAT.
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  • IT WASN'T.
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  • IT WAS A BULLET THAT WENT THROUGH MY HAND, HIT THE
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  • GRENADE AND IT EXPLODED RIGHT HERE.
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  • HALF MY SKIN CAME OFF.
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  • I JUMPED INTO THE RIVER RIGHT HERE.
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  • I GOT IN THE WATER.
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  • I SWAM TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RIVER.
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  • UNCANNY STRENGTH.
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  • UNBELIEVABLE STRENGTH.
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  • I SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN ABLE TO SWIM.
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  • MY FINGERS WERE DANGLING.
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  • I'M ON THE BANK OF THE RIVER ON MY KNEES.
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  • I HEAR A HELICOPTER COMING IN.
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  • I FELL OVER BACKWARDS.
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  • THAT MOMENT THEY ALL THOUGHT I DIED.
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  • THE HELICOPTER TEAM RAN OVER, THREW DOWN THE
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  • STRETCHER AND THEY ROLLED ME UP ON THE STRETCHER.
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  • I WAS STILL BURNING.
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  • THE STRETCHER CAUGHT FIRE.
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  • THEY WERE RUNNING.
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  • I FELL THROUGH AND JUST DID A FLIP OUT OF
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  • THAT STRETCHER.
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  • THEY ROLLED ME UP IN WET BLANKETS DIPPED IN
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  • THIS WATER.
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  • CAN YOU IMAGINE THE DISEASE AND GERMS?
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  • THEY ROLLED ME UP IN THAT BLANKET, GOT ME ON
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  • ANOTHER STRETCHER IN THE HELICOPTER.
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  • IT LEFT FROM SOMEWHERE RIGHT OVER HERE AND
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  • FLEW ME.
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  • MADE ONE STOP ON THE WAY TO A MASH UNIT AND THEY
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  • DID EMERGENCY SURGERY THERE DIGGING OUT THE
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  • PROS RUSS TRYING TO STOP THE FIRE.
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  • IT WAS STILL BURNING.
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  • WATER WON'T DISTINGUISH IT.
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  • AND THEN THEY FLEW ME TO SAIGON, PREPARED ME FOR A
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  • LONG RIDE.
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  • IT WAS IN A C141 WHICH IS A CARGO JET.
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  • MADE IT TO A HOSPITAL FLIGHT AND THEY
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  • FLEW ME TO JAPAN.
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  • IN JAPAN I WAS THERE I THINK 3 OR 4 DAYS, AND
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  • THE FIRST DAY THERE I ASKED FOR A MIRROR.
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  • WISHED I HADN'T.
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  • WISHED THEY HADN'T BROUGHT IT BECAUSE WHEN I
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  • LOOKED UP I LOST MY HOPE AND I TRIED TO
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  • TAKE MY LIFE.
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  • I DIDN'T HAVE A GUN OR KNIFE, BUT I PULLED THE
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  • TUBE OUT, AND IT'S REALLY A FUNNY THING OUT OF
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  • TRAGEDY, BUT I PULLED LUNCH.
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  • I GOT HUNGRY.
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  • I DIDN'T DIE.
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  • AND I'M GLAD I PULLED THE WRONG TUBE.
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  • AND THEY GOT ME ON ANOTHER PLANE TO AMERICA.
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  • IT WAS A LONG FLIGHT.
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  • IT WAS -- EVERYBODY ON THERE WAS NOT GOING
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  • TO MAKE IT.
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  • WE WERE ALL SUPPOSED TO DIE, BUT THEY HAD TO GET
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  • US OUT OF JAPAN AND GET US HOME IF WE COULD.
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  • I THINK EVERYBODY LIVED.
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  • I GOT TO KELLY AIR FORCE BASE IN SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS.
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  • AND THEY SENT OVER A HELICOPTER, PICKED ME UP
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  • THERE, FLEW ME OVER TO BROOK ARMY MEDICAL
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  • CENTER, AND THEY PUT ME IN THE HOSPITAL AT BROOK
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  • INTO A WARD.
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  • THEY CALLED IT THE ICU WHICH I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT
  • 00:09:01.270 --> 00:09:04.010
  • THAT MEANT UNTIL THEY GAVE ME MY GOWN WHICH
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  • IT WAS FUNNY.
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  • IT DIDN'T COME TOGETHER IN THE BACK.
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  • IT WAS THE I SEE YOU.
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  • AND THEY SAW ME ALL RIGHT.
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  • BUT I LEARNED TO WALK AGAIN AFTER ABOUT 4 MONTHS.
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  • AND AFTER ONE YEAR AND TWO MONTHS IN THE
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  • HOSPITAL, I WALKED OUT SUITCASE IN ONE HAND AND
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  • SWEETHEART IN THE OTHER.
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  • AND I BEGAN THE ADVENTURE OF LIFE THAT WOULD TAKE
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  • ITS LONGEST AND MOST WONDERFUL LEAP FORWARD
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  • THAT BROUGHT ME TO THIS MOMENT ON THIS BOAT WHEN
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  • I WAS INTRODUCED TO PAUL AND JAN CROUCH AT TRINITY
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  • BROADCASTING NETWORK IN CALIFORNIA.
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  • AND I GOT TO TELL YOU I LOVE YOU.
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  • I LOVE TBN.
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  • I LOVE YOUR MOM AND DAD.
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  • I MISS THEM SO BAD.
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  • ALL THE YEARS TOGETHER -I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW MANY
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  • HUNDRED TIMES WE WERE TOGETHER WITH THEM.
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  • BUT TODAY IS PROBABLY THE MOST IMPORTANT DAY I'VE
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  • BEEN ON TBN.
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  • - BECAUSE IT HAPPENED RIGHT HERE.
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  • WE'VE TRAVELED UP THE VAM CO TAY RIVER AFTER A LONG
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  • BUS SIDE, A LITTLE BIT OF A WALK, GOT ONTO THIS
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  • BOAT AND TRAVELED TO THE EXACT SPOT THAT YOUR LIFE
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  • CHANGED, AND DAVE, I THINK OTHER PEOPLE'S
  • 00:10:09.200 --> 00:10:15.260
  • LIVES ARE GOING TO CHANGE BECAUSE OF WHAT WE'RE
  • 00:10:15.280 --> 00:10:17.260
  • DOING TODAY.
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  • WE'RE UNPACKING THE DAVE ROEVER STORY RIGHT WHERE
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  • IT HAPPENED.
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • THINK OF THE UNIQUENESS OF BEING IN VIETNAM
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  • DOCKED AGAINST THE BANK THAT CHANGED YOUR LIFE.
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  • SET THE STAGE AND TELL US KIND OF WHERE WE ARE AND
  • 00:11:02.250 --> 00:11:10.060
  • WHY THIS AREA WAS THE DIFFERENCE IN DAVE ROEVER
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  • BEFORE THIS BANK AND AFTER THIS BANK.
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  • - WE HAD TO CONTROL THESE RIVERS, AND MY JOB
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  • WAS TO CARRY SEAL TEAM ONE WHICH THEY HELPED
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  • TRAIN ME, AND I WAS INJURED HERE IN VIETNAM
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  • WORKING WITH THE NAVY SEALS.
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  • BUT I WAS A BROWN WATER BLACK BERET.
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  • WE WERE A SMALL GROUP, SMALLER THAN THE SEAL TEAM.
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  • VERY SMALL GROUP AND HAD A VERY HIGH KIA, KILLED
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  • IN ACTION.
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  • AND BECAUSE THIS RIVER IS SO STRATEGICALLY
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  • IMPORTANT TO THE CAUSE OF THE WAR AT THAT TIME, IT
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  • WAS OUR JOB TO INTERDICT ANY TRANSPORTATION OF
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  • ARMS, AMMUNITION AND PERSONNEL BY THE ENEMY ON
  • 00:11:50.040 --> 00:11:52.110
  • THIS WATERWAY.
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  • AND THIS PLACE HAS A LITTLE CANAL THAT
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  • RUNS UP IN HERE.
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  • I DON'T REMEMBER HOW FAR BACK IT GOES NOW, BUT
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  • RIGHT ON THIS CORNER ON JULY 24, 1969, THEY
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  • OPENED FIRE IN THE WORST FIRE FIGHT I'VE BEEN IN.
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  • THEY WERE COMING AT US IN BOTH SIDES OF THE RIVER,
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  • AND I GOT HIT IN A SMALL WAY, AND IT WAS NOT AN
  • 00:12:11.060 --> 00:12:14.160
  • INJURY THAT WOULD DEBILITATE ME BUT IT TOOK
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  • ME OFF THE RIVER FOR THREE DAYS.
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  • SO OFFER THE 23RD, MY FIRST INJURY FOR WHICH I
  • 00:12:18.280 --> 00:12:22.090
  • RECEIVED THE PURPLE HEART BY THE WAY, I WOULD COME
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  • BACK TO WHERE WE'RE SITTING RIGHT NOW, ONLY
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  • WE'D BE BEACHED UP AGAINST THE RIVER BACK
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  • THERE IN THAT FIBERGLASS RIVER BOAT, AND WHEN WE
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  • BEACHED THAT BOAT I KNEW SOMETHING WRONG.
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  • I WAS SITTING IN THE GUN TAIL OF THAT BOAT AND I
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  • KNEW SOMETHING WAS WRONG.
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  • I COULDN'T SEE THEM, HEAR THEM, SMELL THEM.
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  • BUT AFTER ENOUGH MONTHS IN COMBAT YOU DEVELOP
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  • A 6TH SENSE.
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  • I CAN'T DESCRIBE IT BUT EVERYBODY THAT'S BEEN
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  • THERE KNOWS, AND I REACHED DOWN BY MY RIGHT
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  • FOOT AND IN THIS GUN TAIL I WAS STANDING IN THERE
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  • WAS A TRAY FILLED WITH WHITE PHOSPHORUS
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  • HAND GRENADES.
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  • THEY'RE ABOUT THE SIZE OF A COKE CAN.
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  • AND IT'S REAL SMOOTH.
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  • IT'S NOT LIKE THE PINEAPPLE SHAPE YOU SEE,
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  • AND IT'S EASY TO IDENTIFY BECAUSE THE FEEL.
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  • I DIDN'T EVEN LOOK DOWN.
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  • I DIDN'T TAKE MY EYES OFF THIS.
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  • I KNEW SOMETHING WRONG, AND I PICKED UP THE
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  • GRENADE AND I PULLED THE PIN AND I DREW BACK.
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  • THE REASON I WAS GOING TO THROW IT WAS YOU SEE ALL
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  • THIS DENSITY OF BRUSH, IT BURNED DOWN
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  • THAT HIGH BRUSH.
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  • IT WAS JUST EXACTLY LIKE IT IS.
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  • THERE'S NO WAY TO DESCRIBE IT BETTER THAN
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  • WHAT'S BEHIND ME TO MY RIGHT HERE.
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  • THEY COULD BE LAYING IN THE MIDDLE OF THAT AND
  • 00:13:30.120 --> 00:13:32.070
  • YOU COULDN'T SEE THEM IN YOUR LIFE.
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  • AND I HAD TO SEE THEM.
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  • AND I DREW THAT GRENADE BACK, IT WAS RIGHT BESIDE
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  • MY HEAD, AND A SNIPER, SOMEWHERE I DON'T KNOW
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  • WHERE, HE MAY HAVE BEEN ACROSS THE RIVER,
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  • AND HE OPENED FIRE.
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  • THE BULLET GOT THERE BEFORE THE SOUND DID SO
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  • NOBODY COULD IDENTIFY IT.
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  • THE CONFUSION OF THAT EXPLOSION -NOBODY IS
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  • LOOKING TO SEE WHERE -NO ONE KNEW IT WAS EVEN A
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  • SNIPER TO START WITH.
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  • I WENT TWO MONTHS IN THE HOSPITAL BEFORE I FOUND
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  • OUT I WAS HIT BY A SNIPER, TWO MONTHS BEFORE
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  • I WAS EVER TOLD WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED TO ME.
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  • AND WHEN I DREW BACK TO THROW, ALL THE SUDDEN MY
  • 00:14:08.270 --> 00:14:12.240
  • WHOLE WORLD CHANGED RIGHT THERE.
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  • A MAGNIFICENT EXPLOSION, LOOKED LIKE WHITE SMOKE
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  • JUST CAME OUT, 5.000 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT.
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  • THAT'S ENOUGH TO POWER YOUR CAR -- TWICE THE
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  • HEAT NECESSARY.
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  • AND IT WAS RIGHT HERE, MAN.
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  • RIGHT THERE.
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  • AND WHEN IT BLEW, ONE OF MY FINGERS CAME OFF
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  • EXCEPT FOR THAT FINGER.
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  • I ALWAYS TELL PEOPLE GOD LEFT MY PREACHING FINGER.
  • 00:14:37.140 --> 00:14:39.200
  • BUT THESE FINGERS AND THUMB WERE INSTANTLY -THE
  • 00:14:39.220 --> 00:14:41.170
  • THUMB CAME OFF WITH THE BULLET I'M SURE.
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  • IT WAS HANGING BY A TENDON.
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  • THESE FINGERS HANGING BY TENDONS.
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  • BUT THE GRENADE SEVERED THE ARTERY IN MY WRIST
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  • DOWN HERE DEEP INSIDE.
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  • AND I WAS SHOOTING OUT BLOOD.
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  • MY DNA IS ON THIS RIVER BANK MAN.
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  • MY SKIN IS UP THERE SOMEWHERE.
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  • I TELL PEOPLE MY EARS ARE THERE, TOO.
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  • I CAME BACK LOOKING FOR IT, BUT IT'S RIGHT HERE.
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  • AND IT'S AMAZING.
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  • I FEEL VERY COMFORTABLE TALKING ABOUT IT.
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  • I DON'T HAVE ANY OF THAT -IT'S NOT NO FRIGHTENING
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  • OR -I COULDN'T EVEN FAKE BEING CONCERNED.
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  • I'M HAVING TOO MUCH FUN WITH YOU GUYS.
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • - MATT CROUCH: YOUR WORST DAY MAYBE EVER.
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  • - EVER.
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  • - HAPPENED RIGHT BEHIND YOU, BUT IN ONE CRAZY
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  • SENSE IT MADE YOU WHO YOU ARE.
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  • - YES, SIR.
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  • - AND SO GOD DOESN'T DO ACTS OF PAIN AND MISERY
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  • AND HORROR AND ALL OF THAT, BUT HE CAN
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  • CERTAINLY FIGURE OUT HOW TO MAKE
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  • SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL.
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  • - OH, YEAH.
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  • - OF IT.
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  • AND SO WHAT THIS PROGRAM IS AND WHAT WE WANTED TO
  • 00:16:08.210 --> 00:16:12.020
  • DO IS ESTABLISH THE POINT THAT MAYBE SOMEBODY'S
  • 00:16:12.040 --> 00:16:13.280
  • WATCHING TODAY THAT IS EXPERIENCING THEIR
  • 00:16:14.000 --> 00:16:15.190
  • WORST DAY EVER.
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  • - YEAH.
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  • - WELL, YOU KNOW, I DON'T THINK YOU HAVE A
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  • WHITE PHOSPHORUS GRENADE IN YOUR HAND THAT JUST
  • 00:16:19.200 --> 00:16:22.100
  • BLEW UP AND BLEW WHAT PERCENTAGE OF THE SKIN
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  • OFF YOUR BODY?
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  • - JUST A LITTLE UNDER 50% THIRD DEGREE.
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  • - OKAY.
  • 00:16:29.080 --> 00:16:30.170
  • - 60 POUNDS OF FLESH WAS BLOWN OFF ME IN
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  • ONE SECOND.
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  • - OKAY.
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  • AND I THINK YOU WIN IN SOME REGARD THAT THAT IS
  • 00:16:35.150 --> 00:16:37.250
  • ONE OF THE WORTH THINGS THAT CAN EVER HAPPEN TO
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  • YOU, BUT WHAT GOD DID IS TURN YOU INTO
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  • AN EVANGELIST.
  • 00:16:44.160 --> 00:16:46.060
  • DAVE ROEVER CAN'T DO ANYTHING BUT SHARE AND
  • 00:16:46.080 --> 00:16:49.050
  • TURN ALL OF HIS PAIN AND SCARS AND MISERY INTO
  • 00:16:49.070 --> 00:16:54.060
  • SOMETHING THAT ENCOURAGES US, HELPS US.
  • 00:16:54.080 --> 00:16:58.270
  • AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE'LL GET INTO LATER
  • 00:16:58.290 --> 00:17:03.230
  • IN THIS BROADCAST IS SUICIDE.
  • 00:17:03.250 --> 00:17:06.280
  • IF YOU HAVE A VETERAN OR A FAMILY MEMBER THAT'S
  • 00:17:07.000 --> 00:17:10.290
  • DEALING WITH SUICIDE, PLEASE TELL THEM TO TUNE
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  • INTO THIS BROADCAST BECAUSE DAVE, YOU'RE
  • 00:17:15.090 --> 00:17:17.250
  • GOING TO DEAL WITH THAT IN A VERY UNIQUE AND VERY
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  • SIGNIFICANT WAY.
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • - DAVE ROEVER: I LOOKED DOWN, I SAW MY FACE
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  • ON MY BOOTS.
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  • I LOOKED CLOSER, I SAW MY HEART BEATING, MY BACK
  • 00:17:35.120 --> 00:17:36.240
  • IS ON FIRE.
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  • I PICKED MYSELF UP AND ROLLED ACROSS THE DECK
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  • AND I SPLASHED INTO THE WATER RIGHT THERE.
  • 00:17:40.110 --> 00:17:42.200
  • I'M IN THE WATER, AND I WENT DOWN UNDER THE
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  • WATER, AND YOU FEEL THE CURRENT MOVING THE BOAT?
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  • IT MOVED ME UNDER THE BOAT.
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  • VERY FEW HAVE EVER HEARD ME TELL WHAT I'M GOING TO
  • 00:17:50.160 --> 00:17:52.230
  • TELL YOU RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:17:52.250 --> 00:17:54.230
  • I DON'T SHARE THIS EVERYWHERE.
  • 00:17:54.250 --> 00:17:56.080
  • IT'S TOO MIRACULOUS, AND I CAN'T BUY IS MYSELF.
  • 00:17:56.100 --> 00:17:58.090
  • IT TAKES A GOD EXPLANATION.
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  • I WENT UNDER THAT BOAT AS THE BACK OF IT SETTLED
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  • DOWN, IT WAS TAKING ON WATER AS IT SETTLED DOWN,
  • 00:18:02.280 --> 00:18:05.150
  • AND IT PINNED MY SHOULDERS AND HEAD UNDER
  • 00:18:05.170 --> 00:18:07.140
  • THE BACK OF THE BOAT, AND MY FEET WERE KICKING IN
  • 00:18:07.160 --> 00:18:09.100
  • THIS WATER, KICKING.
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  • I'M TRYING TO GET FREE AND I CAN'T GET OUT.
  • 00:18:11.260 --> 00:18:14.220
  • I CAN DROWN.
  • 00:18:14.240 --> 00:18:16.180
  • I CAN BURN TO DEATH, OR I CAN BLEED TO DEATH.
  • 00:18:16.200 --> 00:18:19.150
  • I HAVE THREE.
  • 00:18:19.170 --> 00:18:21.010
  • ALL OF THE ABOVE WAS TAKING PLACE AT ONE TIME.
  • 00:18:21.030 --> 00:18:23.030
  • I WAS PINNED UNDER THAT BOAT RIGHT THERE, AND I
  • 00:18:23.050 --> 00:18:25.090
  • COULDN'T CRY OUT TO GOD.
  • 00:18:25.110 --> 00:18:27.100
  • I WAS STUCK.
  • 00:18:27.120 --> 00:18:31.080
  • I'M GLAD THAT HIS WORD WAS NOT HIDDEN
  • 00:18:31.100 --> 00:18:33.280
  • IN MY POCKET.
  • 00:18:34.000 --> 00:18:35.290
  • HIS WORD WAS HIDDEN IN MY HEART.
  • 00:18:36.010 --> 00:18:38.040
  • AND I HOPE PEOPLE WATCHING UNDERSTAND THAT
  • 00:18:38.060 --> 00:18:40.270
  • I CAN'T TELL THIS STORY WITHOUT EMOTION BECAUSE
  • 00:18:40.290 --> 00:18:44.000
  • GOD WAS WITH ME THROUGH IT ALL.
  • 00:18:44.020 --> 00:18:46.140
  • AND I DON'T KNOW HOW I GOT OUT.
  • 00:18:46.160 --> 00:18:49.080
  • JUST SUDDENLY I FLOATED UP TO THE TOP OF THE
  • 00:18:49.100 --> 00:18:51.090
  • RIVER, AND MY HEAD BOBBED OUT RIGHT THERE.
  • 00:18:51.110 --> 00:18:54.020
  • MY CREW WAS ON THE FRONT OF THE BOAT.
  • 00:18:54.040 --> 00:18:56.010
  • THE BACK WAS DOWN IN IT A LITTLE BIT BECAUSE THE
  • 00:18:56.030 --> 00:18:57.190
  • WATER HAD TAKEN -FRONT WOULDN'T SINK.
  • 00:18:57.210 --> 00:18:59.150
  • SO THEY WERE ON THE FRONT OF THE BOAT.
  • 00:18:59.170 --> 00:19:01.180
  • I'M AT THE BACK OF THE BOAT.
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  • ONE GUY, ONE OF MY TEAM MEMBERS JUMPED IN TO HELP
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  • ME. THE OTHERS KNEW NOT TO TOUCH ME.
  • 00:19:05.020 --> 00:19:07.100
  • HE WAS THE NEW GUY, THE NEWEST GUY, DENNIS.
  • 00:19:07.120 --> 00:19:10.080
  • SWEETHEART OF A GUY. ONLY KNEW HIM A COUPLE OF WEEKS.
  • 00:19:10.100 --> 00:19:13.180
  • HE JUMPED IN RIGHT HERE TRYING TO SAVE ME,
  • 00:19:13.200 --> 00:19:15.250
  • AND I'M SCREAMING DON'T TOUCH ME!
  • 00:19:15.270 --> 00:19:16.270
  • DON'T TOUCH ME!
  • 00:19:16.290 --> 00:19:18.040
  • I DIDN'T WANT HIM TO GET BURNED.
  • 00:19:18.060 --> 00:19:19.120
  • WHEN I SURFACED, THE FIRST WORDS THAT CAME OUT
  • 00:19:19.140 --> 00:19:21.120
  • OF WHAT WAS LEFT OF MY MOUTH WITH A BALL OF
  • 00:19:21.140 --> 00:19:23.070
  • FIRE CAME OUT BECAUSE I INHALED THAT FLAME.
  • 00:19:23.090 --> 00:19:26.080
  • WHEN I SURFACED, I SUCKED IN AND I PULLED THE FIRE IN.
  • 00:19:26.100 --> 00:19:29.180
  • WHEN I EXHALED, THE FIRE CAME OUT AND I SAID GOD,
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  • I STILL BELIEVE IN YOU!
  • 00:19:32.210 --> 00:19:34.250
  • THAT'S AN EXACT VERBATIM QUOTE.
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  • I DIDN'T SAY THAT BECAUSE GOD DIDN'T KNOW.
  • 00:19:36.260 --> 00:19:39.000
  • HE KNEW I STILL BELIEVED IN HIM.
  • 00:19:39.020 --> 00:19:41.040
  • I DIDN'T SAY THAT BECAUSE I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE A
  • 00:19:41.060 --> 00:19:44.250
  • GREAT LINE TO SHARE ONE DAY IF I EVER CAME BACK. DUH.
  • 00:19:44.270 --> 00:19:48.280
  • YOU KNOW WHY I SHARED THAT?
  • 00:19:49.000 --> 00:19:50.260
  • I SAID THAT BECAUSE I WANTED THOSE BOYS THAT
  • 00:19:50.280 --> 00:19:52.110
  • I'D BEEN WITNESSING TO FOR EIGHT MONTHS, I
  • 00:19:52.130 --> 00:19:54.210
  • WANTED THEM TO KNOW THAT THE GOD I TOLD THEM ABOUT
  • 00:19:54.230 --> 00:19:56.230
  • DIDN'T HURT ME. I WANTED THEM TO KNOW THE GOD I
  • 00:19:56.250 --> 00:19:59.040
  • TALKED TO THEM ABOUT DIDN'T DO THIS TO ME.
  • 00:19:59.060 --> 00:20:02.040
  • AND I VOWED TO BRENDA I'D BE FAITHFUL TO HER.
  • 00:20:02.060 --> 00:20:05.090
  • I VOWED TO GOD I'D BE FAITHFUL TO HIM.
  • 00:20:05.110 --> 00:20:07.080
  • AND I KEPT BOTH THOSE VOWS.
  • 00:20:07.100 --> 00:20:09.090
  • THE ONLY PROMISE I EVER BROKE TO MY WIFE WAS WHEN
  • 00:20:09.110 --> 00:20:12.250
  • I KISSED THAT LITTLE TEENAGER GOODBYE AT LOVE
  • 00:20:12.270 --> 00:20:14.160
  • FIELD IN DALLAS TO COME TO THIS WAR.
  • 00:20:14.180 --> 00:20:16.280
  • SHE ASKED ME, HER LITTLE LIPS WERE TREMBLING,
  • 00:20:17.000 --> 00:20:19.110
  • SHE'S TRYING NOT TO CRY, AND I KISSED-- AND I CAN
  • 00:20:19.130 --> 00:20:21.250
  • STILL TASTE THE SALT OF HER TEARS ON MY LIPS, SHE
  • 00:20:21.270 --> 00:20:24.220
  • SAID ARE YOU COMING BACK?
  • 00:20:24.240 --> 00:20:28.020
  • IN THIS WATER, AFTER I SAID GOD I STILL BELIEVE
  • 00:20:28.040 --> 00:20:30.180
  • IN YOU, I REMEMBERED MY WORDS AND I WAS SO SAD BECAUSE
  • 00:20:30.200 --> 00:20:35.270
  • I KNEW I WOULD BREAK THE ONLY PROMISE I'D EVER
  • 00:20:35.290 --> 00:20:38.110
  • MAKE THAT I MADE TO HER.
  • 00:20:38.130 --> 00:20:40.220
  • I CAME BACK BUT I WAS SCARRED. I WAS MUTILATED.
  • 00:20:40.240 --> 00:20:43.260
  • AND I ASKED HER TO FORGIVE ME FOR THAT WHILE
  • 00:20:43.280 --> 00:20:46.220
  • I WAS STILL IN THE HOSPITAL.
  • 00:20:46.240 --> 00:20:48.150
  • I'M GETTING AHEAD OF MYSELF TO TELL YOU ABOUT
  • 00:20:48.170 --> 00:20:49.260
  • THE HOSPITAL BUT WE'LL GET THERE.
  • 00:20:49.280 --> 00:20:51.230
  • BUT FROM THIS POINT THEY TOOK ME IN THE
  • 00:20:51.250 --> 00:20:54.090
  • HELICOPTER, AND THEY FLEW ME TO SAIGON.
  • 00:20:54.110 --> 00:20:57.140
  • ACTUALLY, I DON'T KNOW WHERE THE FIRST STOP WAS
  • 00:20:57.160 --> 00:20:59.170
  • BECAUSE IT WAS A MASH HOSPITAL.
  • 00:20:59.190 --> 00:21:02.080
  • - BEFORE YOU GET THERE, I REMEMBER A PORTION OF
  • 00:21:02.100 --> 00:21:06.010
  • YOUR STORY THAT YOU SAID SOMEBODY WAS REACHING
  • 00:21:06.030 --> 00:21:09.180
  • HERE TO PULL YOUR DOG TAGS OFF.
  • 00:21:09.200 --> 00:21:11.210
  • - OH, YEAH, THEY DID.
  • 00:21:11.230 --> 00:21:13.040
  • - AND THEY HAMMER THEM UP INTO YOUR--
  • 00:21:13.060 --> 00:21:14.240
  • - THAT WAS IN THE HELICOPTER AND THAT WAS
  • 00:21:14.260 --> 00:21:16.060
  • STANDARD PROCEDURE.
  • 00:21:16.080 --> 00:21:18.130
  • THEY TAKE THE DOG TAG, YOU HAVE TWO OF THEM, AND
  • 00:21:18.150 --> 00:21:21.100
  • THEY TAKE ONE OF THEM AND PUT IT BETWEEN YOUR
  • 00:21:21.120 --> 00:21:24.050
  • TEETH, AND THEN THEY KICK IT WITH THE HEEL AND IT
  • 00:21:24.070 --> 00:21:26.270
  • DRIVES IT INTO THE GUM. YOU'RE DEAD.
  • 00:21:26.290 --> 00:21:28.210
  • IT'S NOT GONNA HURT YOU. BUT I WASN'T DEAD,
  • 00:21:28.230 --> 00:21:31.080
  • AND I DIDN'T WANT THE PAIN IN THE MOUTH.
  • 00:21:31.100 --> 00:21:32.200
  • I GOT ENOUGH PAIN NOW, AND I DIDN'T WANT HIM
  • 00:21:32.220 --> 00:21:34.010
  • KICKING ME IN THE MOUTH.
  • 00:21:34.030 --> 00:21:35.160
  • THAT'S WHEN I STARTED YELLING MEDIC!
  • 00:21:35.180 --> 00:21:38.030
  • AND HE ALMOST JUMPED OUT OF THE HELICOPTER.
  • 00:21:38.050 --> 00:21:39.220
  • HE THOUGHT THE DEAD CAME TO LIFE AND SCARED HIM
  • 00:21:39.240 --> 00:21:41.080
  • HALF TO DEATH, AND THE PILOT LOST CONTROL AND
  • 00:21:41.100 --> 00:21:43.200
  • DROPPING LIKE A ROCK, AND THAT'S WHEN I THOUGHT
  • 00:21:43.220 --> 00:21:46.220
  • GOOD LORD, WE'RE GONNA CRASH.
  • 00:21:46.240 --> 00:21:48.220
  • I'LL BE THE ONLY SURVIVOR. [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:21:48.240 --> 00:21:54.090
  • - SO YOU GO FROM THE VAM CO TAY RIVER, FROM THIS
  • 00:21:54.110 --> 00:22:00.030
  • BANK TO THAT BANK, LIFT OFF IN A HELICOPTER
  • 00:22:00.050 --> 00:22:02.230
  • AND LAND IN SAIGON.
  • 00:22:02.250 --> 00:22:04.110
  • - ACTUALLY, WE LANDED IN A MASH HOSPITAL SOMEWHERE
  • 00:22:04.130 --> 00:22:06.150
  • ALONG THE WAY, AND THEY WERE ARGUING, THE TWO
  • 00:22:06.170 --> 00:22:09.140
  • DOCTORS WERE ARGUING.
  • 00:22:09.160 --> 00:22:11.070
  • OF COURSE THEY KNEW I WAS ALIVE, BUT THEY SAID
  • 00:22:11.090 --> 00:22:12.280
  • HE CAN'T LIVE. I WAS STILL BURNING.
  • 00:22:13.000 --> 00:22:16.000
  • THEY OPENED ME UP, AND SOME OF THAT HAD NOT HAD
  • 00:22:16.020 --> 00:22:18.090
  • ENOUGH AIR TO EXPLODE YET, AND I BURST INTO
  • 00:22:18.110 --> 00:22:21.270
  • FLAMES. THEY'RE DIGGING IT OUT.
  • 00:22:21.290 --> 00:22:23.110
  • I SET THE OPERATING ROOM ON FIRE.
  • 00:22:23.130 --> 00:22:25.100
  • I WAS TOLD, BECAUSE I WAS UNDER ANESTHESIA,
  • 00:22:25.120 --> 00:22:27.090
  • I WAS TOLD THIS STORY.
  • 00:22:27.110 --> 00:22:29.140
  • THEY SAID THEY RAN OUT, AND THEY SAID WHEN THEY
  • 00:22:29.160 --> 00:22:31.200
  • CAME BACK, THEY CAME BACK BECAUSE THE MORTICIAN
  • 00:22:31.220 --> 00:22:34.150
  • ASSISTANT CAME TO GET ME, AND THEY HAD STABBED MY
  • 00:22:34.170 --> 00:22:37.140
  • CHEST WITH A KNIFE AND TURNED IT SIDEWAYS TRYING
  • 00:22:37.160 --> 00:22:39.110
  • TO GET AIR IN ME BECAUSE MY LARYNX SHUT DOWN
  • 00:22:39.130 --> 00:22:41.080
  • AND I COULDN'T GET AIR.
  • 00:22:41.100 --> 00:22:43.000
  • THAT'S WHY I DIED ON THE TABLE.
  • 00:22:43.020 --> 00:22:44.070
  • THEY SAID I WAS DEAD.
  • 00:22:44.090 --> 00:22:45.150
  • THEY PULLED THE SHEET OVER ME AND SAID HE'S
  • 00:22:45.170 --> 00:22:46.280
  • DEAD, AND THEY LEFT THE SCALPEL IN THERE
  • 00:22:47.000 --> 00:22:48.200
  • BECAUSE I'M DEAD.
  • 00:22:48.220 --> 00:22:50.160
  • WELL, THEN THEY COME OUT TO TELL MY WIFE,
  • 00:22:50.180 --> 00:22:53.140
  • AND HER FOLKS AND MY DAD WAS THERE.
  • 00:22:53.160 --> 00:22:55.120
  • THEY SAID-- THESE ARE THEIR WORDS.
  • 00:22:55.140 --> 00:22:57.110
  • THEY SAID WE LOST HIM. AND THEY HEARD A SCREAM.
  • 00:22:57.130 --> 00:23:00.110
  • THEY RAN IN AND IT WAS THE MORTICIAN AGENT ASSISTANT.
  • 00:23:00.130 --> 00:23:03.230
  • I HAD, DURING THE TIME THEY HAD THAT KNIFE STUCK
  • 00:23:03.250 --> 00:23:07.000
  • IN THERE, OXYGEN REFILLED MY LUNGS SLOWLY, HAD
  • 00:23:07.020 --> 00:23:10.140
  • ENOUGH AIR, AND I LET OUT A YELL, AND THAT MEDIC,
  • 00:23:10.160 --> 00:23:13.290
  • HE ALMOST DIED. AND THAT WAS HOW CLOSE
  • 00:23:14.010 --> 00:23:17.130
  • THE NEXT BRUSH WITH DEATH CAME.
  • 00:23:17.150 --> 00:23:19.150
  • I WAS THAT CLOSE TO BEING DEAD.
  • 00:23:19.170 --> 00:23:21.030
  • THEY'D ALREADY WALKED OUT AND SAID WE LOST HIM,
  • 00:23:21.050 --> 00:23:23.110
  • BUT GOD WASN'T THROUGH.
  • 00:23:23.130 --> 00:23:24.210
  • GOD DIDN'T LOSE ME. HE KNEW WHERE I WAS.
  • 00:23:24.230 --> 00:23:27.070
  • - BOY, IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE THAT YOUR LIFE
  • 00:23:27.090 --> 00:23:30.080
  • IS IN GOD'S HAND, AND IF YOU'RE STILL ALIVE
  • 00:23:30.100 --> 00:23:32.110
  • THERE'S STILL A PURPOSE FOR YOU, THEN I DON'T
  • 00:23:32.130 --> 00:23:35.000
  • KNOW WHAT ELSE IS GONNA CONVINCE THEM.
  • 00:23:35.020 --> 00:23:36.280
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:23:37.000 --> 00:23:46.270
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:23:46.270 --> 00:23:54.140
  • - ON THIS RIVER, I CRAWLED OUT ON THAT SIDE,
  • 00:23:54.160 --> 00:23:58.190
  • AND I'M ON MY KNEES.
  • 00:23:58.210 --> 00:24:00.250
  • I'M LOOKING AT THE DAMAGE.
  • 00:24:00.270 --> 00:24:02.030
  • I FELL OVER BACKWARDS. THESE OTHER GUYS COME UP.
  • 00:24:02.050 --> 00:24:03.220
  • YOU KNOW WHAT'S GOING THROUGH MY MIND?
  • 00:24:03.240 --> 00:24:05.080
  • PHILIPPIANS 1:12.
  • 00:24:05.100 --> 00:24:06.250
  • I WOULD YOU SHOULD UNDERSTAND BRETHREN THAT
  • 00:24:06.270 --> 00:24:09.210
  • THE THINGS THAT HAPPENED UNTO ME HAVE FALLEN OUT
  • 00:24:09.230 --> 00:24:13.290
  • RATHER TO THE FURTHERANCE OF THE GOSPEL.
  • 00:24:14.010 --> 00:24:17.220
  • VERSE NUMBER ONE CAME TO ME.
  • 00:24:17.240 --> 00:24:19.040
  • THAT'S NUMBER 12. VERSE 12.
  • 00:24:19.060 --> 00:24:20.140
  • BUT IT WAS THE NUMBER ONE VERSE THAT CAME TO ME.
  • 00:24:20.160 --> 00:24:22.240
  • AND I'M LAYING THERE THINKING THIS SHALL
  • 00:24:22.260 --> 00:24:25.200
  • TURN TO MY SALVATION.
  • 00:24:25.220 --> 00:24:28.060
  • VERSE 19, THIS SHALL TURN TO MY SALVATION THROUGH
  • 00:24:28.080 --> 00:24:32.250
  • YOUR PRAYER AND THE SUPPLY OF THE SPIRIT OF
  • 00:24:32.270 --> 00:24:34.280
  • JESUS CHRIST THAT ACCORDING TO MY EARNEST
  • 00:24:35.000 --> 00:24:38.030
  • EXPECTATION AND MY HOPE IN NOTHING I SHALL BE
  • 00:24:38.050 --> 00:24:41.140
  • ASHAMED, BUT WITH ALL BOLDNESS AS ALWAYS SO NOW
  • 00:24:41.160 --> 00:24:45.040
  • ALSO CHRIST, NOW LISTEN, SHALL BE
  • 00:24:45.060 --> 00:24:48.110
  • MAGNIFIED IN MY BODY WHETHER IT BE BY LIFE OR
  • 00:24:48.130 --> 00:24:53.160
  • BY DEATH, FOR TO ME TO LIVE IS CHRIST
  • 00:24:53.180 --> 00:24:57.030
  • AND TO DIE IS GAIN.
  • 00:24:57.050 --> 00:24:59.150
  • AND THAT "LIVE IS CHRIST" STARTED PLAYING OVER AND
  • 00:24:59.170 --> 00:25:03.070
  • OVER, TO LIVE AS CHRIST, TO LIVE AS CHRIST,
  • 00:25:03.090 --> 00:25:06.100
  • TO LIVE AS CHRIST.
  • 00:25:06.120 --> 00:25:07.290
  • THE HELICOPTER IS LEAVING, TO LIVE AS CHRIST.
  • 00:25:08.010 --> 00:25:10.030
  • THEY'RE PUTTING ME DOWN, THEY'RE ARGUING OVER
  • 00:25:10.050 --> 00:25:12.060
  • WHETHER I'M GONNA LIVE OR DIE, TRY TO HELP ME OR
  • 00:25:12.080 --> 00:25:13.260
  • NOT AT THAT LITTLE FIELD HOSPITAL, TO LIVE AS
  • 00:25:13.280 --> 00:25:16.100
  • CHRIST, TO LIVE AS CHRIST.
  • 00:25:16.120 --> 00:25:18.000
  • THEY GET ME TO THOMPSON AIRPORT AND GET ME ON AN
  • 00:25:18.020 --> 00:25:22.090
  • AMBULANCE AND TAKE ME OVER TO THE HOSPITAL,
  • 00:25:22.110 --> 00:25:24.040
  • IT BROKE DOWN IN THE TRAFFIC, THE
  • 00:25:24.060 --> 00:25:26.180
  • AIR-CONDITIONING BROKE, IT WAS HOT, I'M STILL
  • 00:25:26.200 --> 00:25:29.080
  • SMOLDERING, TO LIVE IS CHRIST, TO LIVE IS CHRIST.
  • 00:25:29.100 --> 00:25:32.120
  • IT GOT ME INTO THE HOSPITAL, PUT ME ON A BIG
  • 00:25:32.140 --> 00:25:34.030
  • C-141, FLEW ME TO JAPAN, AND THERE I ASKED THEM
  • 00:25:34.050 --> 00:25:39.080
  • FOR A MIRROR. TO LIVE IS CHRIST WAS NOW FADING.
  • 00:25:39.100 --> 00:25:43.130
  • AND IN JAPAN, I LOOKED IN THE MIRROR THEY BROUGHT ME.
  • 00:25:43.150 --> 00:25:47.190
  • I SHOULDN'T HAVE ASKED THEM,
  • 00:25:47.210 --> 00:25:48.230
  • THEY SHOULDN'T HAVE BROUGHT IT.
  • 00:25:48.250 --> 00:25:50.210
  • AND I HAD MY LEFT EYE, AND WHEN I LOOKED UP,
  • 00:25:50.230 --> 00:25:52.120
  • I SAW THIS SIDE OF MY HEAD WAS SKULL, AND I THOUGHT
  • 00:25:52.140 --> 00:25:55.240
  • SHE'S A TEENAGER. SHE DOESN'T DESERVE THIS.
  • 00:25:55.260 --> 00:26:01.070
  • I CAN FIX THIS.
  • 00:26:01.090 --> 00:26:04.100
  • THEY WALKED AWAY WITH THE MIRROR, THEY WALKED AWAY
  • 00:26:04.120 --> 00:26:06.010
  • WITH MY HOPE.
  • 00:26:06.030 --> 00:26:07.190
  • AND I'VE SAID IT MANY TIMES, HOPE IS THE LAST
  • 00:26:07.210 --> 00:26:09.280
  • LINE OF DEFENSE AGAINST SUICIDE.
  • 00:26:10.000 --> 00:26:11.140
  • THAT DAY I DECIDED THAT I WOULD KILL MYSELF AND GET
  • 00:26:11.160 --> 00:26:14.100
  • ME OUT OF HER MISERY.
  • 00:26:14.120 --> 00:26:16.160
  • I DIDN'T WANT HER TO SEE ME IF I LIVED THAT LONG.
  • 00:26:16.180 --> 00:26:19.030
  • I DIDN'T WANT HER TO COME TO THE MORTUARY.
  • 00:26:19.050 --> 00:26:21.110
  • THEY WOULD TAKE ME HOME.
  • 00:26:21.130 --> 00:26:22.210
  • I KNEW THAT. NO SOLDIER LEFT BEHIND.
  • 00:26:22.230 --> 00:26:26.220
  • I DIDN'T WANT HER TO EVER SEE WHAT I'D TURNED INTO,
  • 00:26:26.240 --> 00:26:29.080
  • A MONSTER. SO I PULLED THE TUBE.
  • 00:26:29.100 --> 00:26:32.090
  • I DIDN'T HAVE A GUN OR KNIFE, AND I THOUGHT
  • 00:26:32.110 --> 00:26:34.190
  • SUICIDE, GOD YOU'LL SURELY ACCEPT IT.
  • 00:26:34.210 --> 00:26:36.200
  • IT'S OKAY FOR ME, ISN'T IT.
  • 00:26:36.220 --> 00:26:39.150
  • TO LIVE WAS NOT CHRIST ANYMORE.
  • 00:26:39.170 --> 00:26:42.260
  • I CAN'T SAY I WAS THAT SELF-CENTERED.
  • 00:26:42.280 --> 00:26:45.210
  • I WAS FRIGHTENED AND I HAD DRUGS IN ME.
  • 00:26:45.230 --> 00:26:48.010
  • I'VE NEVER DONE DRUGS IN MY LIFE.
  • 00:26:48.030 --> 00:26:49.290
  • I LAUGH AND TELL EVERYBODY I COULD HALLUCINATE ON
  • 00:26:50.010 --> 00:26:51.250
  • HALF DOSES OF THE SAINT JOSEPH ASPIRIN FOR CHILDREN.
  • 00:26:51.270 --> 00:26:55.070
  • I'D NEVER DONE A DRUG AND I WAS CONFUSED.
  • 00:26:55.090 --> 00:26:57.240
  • AND BY THEN, I CAN'T TELL YOU THE PAIN.
  • 00:26:57.260 --> 00:27:00.110
  • GOD DOESN'T EVEN LET ME REMEMBER IT.
  • 00:27:00.130 --> 00:27:02.120
  • I JUST KNOW IT WAS THERE, BUT I CAN'T TELL YOU
  • 00:27:02.140 --> 00:27:03.250
  • WHAT IT FELT LIKE.
  • 00:27:03.270 --> 00:27:05.100
  • AND SO I PULL THAT TUBE OUT, AND I LAID MY HEAD
  • 00:27:05.120 --> 00:27:07.190
  • BACK AND I WAITED TO DIE.
  • 00:27:07.210 --> 00:27:10.090
  • AND THIS IS WHERE THE HUMOR OF THE ALMIGHTY
  • 00:27:10.110 --> 00:27:13.000
  • COMES SCREAMING THROUGH. I GOT HUNGRY.
  • 00:27:13.020 --> 00:27:16.240
  • I'M NOT DYING, I'M GETTING HUNGRY.
  • 00:27:16.260 --> 00:27:18.130
  • I THINK I'M STARVING TO DEATH. I WAS HUNGRY!
  • 00:27:18.150 --> 00:27:20.210
  • YOU'RE NOT GONNA BE HUNGRY AND WANT TO
  • 00:27:20.230 --> 00:27:22.250
  • DIE AT THE SAME TIME.
  • 00:27:22.270 --> 00:27:24.230
  • YOU CAN'T WANT TO DIE AND BE HUNGRY AT THE SAME
  • 00:27:24.250 --> 00:27:27.030
  • TIME BECAUSE HUNGER MEANS YOU WANT TO EAT BECAUSE
  • 00:27:27.050 --> 00:27:30.040
  • YOU WANT TO LIVE.
  • 00:27:30.060 --> 00:27:31.140
  • WELL, IF YOU DON'T WANT TO LIVE, YOU DON'T WANT
  • 00:27:31.160 --> 00:27:32.230
  • TO EAT, BECAUSE YOU DON'T WANT TO LIVE.
  • 00:27:32.250 --> 00:27:34.060
  • WHY WAS I HUNGRY?
  • 00:27:34.080 --> 00:27:35.260
  • AND I STARTED THINKING HOW DO I PLUG THIS TUBE
  • 00:27:35.280 --> 00:27:39.110
  • BACK IN? IT WAS MY FEEDING TUBE.
  • 00:27:39.130 --> 00:27:41.160
  • I PULLED THE WRONG ONE. I PULLED OUT LUNCH.
  • 00:27:41.180 --> 00:27:44.120
  • LIFE IS NOT FAIR, IS IT? HOLY COW.
  • 00:27:44.140 --> 00:27:48.050
  • AND I'M BACK WHERE IT STARTED HERE AND CAN
  • 00:27:48.070 --> 00:27:50.290
  • LAUGH ABOUT IT.
  • 00:27:51.010 --> 00:27:52.170
  • AND I WANT PEOPLE THAT ARE WATCHING, YOU GUYS
  • 00:27:52.190 --> 00:27:54.060
  • WATCHING, YOU NEED TO KNOW SOMETHING, SUICIDE
  • 00:27:54.080 --> 00:27:57.130
  • IS NOT THE SOLUTION.
  • 00:27:57.150 --> 00:27:58.240
  • LOOK WHAT I WOULD HAVE MISSED.
  • 00:27:58.260 --> 00:28:00.190
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:28:00.210 --> 00:28:08.090
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:28:08.090 --> 00:28:15.270
  • - THIS REPRESENTS WHAT WE NOW KNOW AS THE,
  • 00:28:15.290 --> 00:28:20.160
  • KIND OF THE END OF SOUTH VIETNAM.
  • 00:28:20.180 --> 00:28:22.200
  • - THIS IS THE KEY THAT UNLOCKED THE GATE.
  • 00:28:22.220 --> 00:28:25.100
  • - ALL RIGHT.
  • 00:28:25.120 --> 00:28:26.290
  • SO WHAT PART OF THE STORY IS HERE AS YOU KNOW OUR
  • 00:28:27.010 --> 00:28:32.200
  • VIEW, WE'RE LOOKING PAST A TANK BARREL AND WE'RE
  • 00:28:32.220 --> 00:28:36.060
  • LOOKING NOW AT THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE WHICH
  • 00:28:36.080 --> 00:28:39.130
  • IS MORE OF A MUSEUM NOW, REALLY, BUT THIS WOULD
  • 00:28:39.150 --> 00:28:43.280
  • HAVE BEEN THE WHITE HOUSE OF VIETNAM, SOUTH VIETNAM
  • 00:28:44.000 --> 00:28:47.180
  • AT THAT TIME. SO IN THE 60'S, YOU WERE A WARRIOR.
  • 00:28:47.200 --> 00:28:52.060
  • YOU WERE A GUY THAT WAS STRAPPED UP, YOU HAD
  • 00:28:52.080 --> 00:28:56.080
  • AMMO CRISS-CROSSED ACROSS YOUR BODY.
  • 00:28:56.100 --> 00:28:59.000
  • - LITERALLY, M16.
  • 00:28:59.020 --> 00:29:00.290
  • - YOU WOULD HAVE BEEN BASICALLY COMING HERE AS
  • 00:29:01.010 --> 00:29:04.060
  • A WARRIOR TRYING TO DECLARE FREEDOM.
  • 00:29:04.080 --> 00:29:07.030
  • YOU CAME BACK IN THE 70'S TO PROCLAIM A
  • 00:29:07.050 --> 00:29:09.170
  • DIFFERENT KIND OF FREEDOM.
  • 00:29:09.190 --> 00:29:11.040
  • - RIGHT.
  • 00:29:11.060 --> 00:29:12.100
  • - A FREEDOM FOR THE SOUL.
  • 00:29:12.120 --> 00:29:14.210
  • - AND MAY I CONTRAST RIGHT HERE.
  • 00:29:14.230 --> 00:29:17.000
  • HERE IS THE WEAPON OF WARFARE FOR THE CARNAL.
  • 00:29:17.020 --> 00:29:20.240
  • THIS IS A WEAPON OF WARFARE USED IN A CARNAL
  • 00:29:20.260 --> 00:29:23.240
  • SENSE. MY WEAPON OF WARFARE IS NOT CARNAL,
  • 00:29:23.260 --> 00:29:28.200
  • BUT IT IS MIGHTY THROUGH GOD OF THE
  • 00:29:28.220 --> 00:29:31.100
  • TEARING DOWN OF STRONGHOLD.
  • 00:29:31.120 --> 00:29:33.010
  • - THESE TANKS THAT WE'RE KIND OF WALKING BY
  • 00:29:33.030 --> 00:29:36.040
  • ARE SOMEWHAT RELICS.
  • 00:29:36.060 --> 00:29:38.160
  • THEY PROBABLY DON'T HAVE MOTORS IN THEM.
  • 00:29:38.180 --> 00:29:40.240
  • THEY PROBABLY DON'T-- THEY DON'T FIRE, THEY
  • 00:29:40.260 --> 00:29:43.140
  • DON'T-- BUT THEY ARE SYMBOLIC IN A LOT OF WAYS.
  • 00:29:43.160 --> 00:29:46.170
  • - RIGHT.
  • 00:29:46.190 --> 00:29:48.030
  • - I WANT TO JUST RE-WELCOME EVERYBODY.
  • 00:29:48.050 --> 00:29:50.280
  • WE'RE HERE WALKING THROUGH A VERY BUSY DAY
  • 00:29:51.000 --> 00:29:55.100
  • HERE AT THE PRESIDENTIAL GROUNDS.
  • 00:29:55.120 --> 00:29:58.020
  • - DAVE: AS WE WALK BY THE TANKS, I THOUGHT TO
  • 00:29:58.040 --> 00:30:00.070
  • MYSELF WHEN YOU MADE THE STATEMENT THESE ARE RELICS.
  • 00:30:00.090 --> 00:30:03.190
  • THE ENGINES ARE MISSING, THEY WON'T FIRE AMMO.
  • 00:30:03.210 --> 00:30:05.100
  • THEY'RE JUST TO LOOK AT.
  • 00:30:05.120 --> 00:30:07.160
  • A LOT OF CHRISTIANITY ENDED UP THAT WAY, JUST A
  • 00:30:07.180 --> 00:30:09.140
  • RELIC. BUT I TELL YOU WHAT, WHEN YOU'VE BLED FOR
  • 00:30:09.160 --> 00:30:13.060
  • SOMETHING, YOU BELIEVE IN IT.
  • 00:30:13.080 --> 00:30:14.260
  • WHEN YOU'VE GIVEN UP YOUR FLESH AND BLOOD, YOUR
  • 00:30:14.280 --> 00:30:17.000
  • SKIN, YOUR HOPES, YOUR FUTURE, EVEN MY IDENTITY
  • 00:30:17.020 --> 00:30:20.060
  • WAS LOST FOR A CAUSE.
  • 00:30:20.080 --> 00:30:22.080
  • AND I WANT TO TELL YOU, THIS OLD RELIC HAS STILL
  • 00:30:22.100 --> 00:30:24.150
  • GOT AN ENGINE IN HIM, IT STILL FIRES WEAPONS WITH
  • 00:30:24.170 --> 00:30:27.130
  • ALMIGHTY GOD BEHIND IT.
  • 00:30:27.150 --> 00:30:29.160
  • AND I KID YOU NOT, IT IS A VICTORIOUS WALK TO
  • 00:30:29.180 --> 00:30:31.260
  • STAND HERE TODAY AND SAY I WILL NOT BE DENIED MY
  • 00:30:31.280 --> 00:30:35.270
  • DESTINY. I WILL NOT BE DENIED IT.
  • 00:30:35.290 --> 00:30:38.250
  • I'LL STAND ONE DAY AND SEE THAT DREAM FULFILLED
  • 00:30:38.270 --> 00:30:41.080
  • IN THE SEA OF HUMANITY CARRYING THE HOPE OF CHRIST.
  • 00:30:41.100 --> 00:30:45.200
  • - SO YOU REALIZE WHAT YOU'RE REALLY TALKING
  • 00:30:45.220 --> 00:30:49.100
  • ABOUT, DAVE, IS YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT THE IDEA
  • 00:30:49.120 --> 00:30:53.180
  • THAT ONE DAY A DREAM IS GONNA BE FULFILLED WHERE
  • 00:30:53.200 --> 00:30:56.080
  • YOU'RE GONNA STAND INSIDE OF THESE GROUNDS, INSIDE
  • 00:30:56.100 --> 00:31:00.270
  • OF THIS LOCATION, AND SEE THE GOSPEL PRESENTATION
  • 00:31:00.290 --> 00:31:05.190
  • SHARED. WELL, DAVE, WE COULD BE DOING THAT RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:31:05.210 --> 00:31:08.200
  • - DAVE: WE ARE.
  • 00:31:08.220 --> 00:31:10.020
  • - MATT: WE'RE DOING THAT RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:31:10.040 --> 00:31:11.070
  • - DAVE: WE ARE RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:31:11.090 --> 00:31:12.140
  • - MATT: THERE'S A CAMERA RIGHT THERE.
  • 00:31:12.160 --> 00:31:14.100
  • WHAT IS THE SIMPLE GOSPEL?
  • 00:31:14.120 --> 00:31:15.230
  • HOW DO YOU COMMUNICATE THE SIMPLEST
  • 00:31:15.250 --> 00:31:17.160
  • FORM OF THAT GOSPEL?
  • 00:31:17.180 --> 00:31:18.290
  • - THE BIBLE SAYS EVEN THE STONES CRY OUT.
  • 00:31:19.010 --> 00:31:20.290
  • THE LENS OF THAT CAMERA IS MADE FROM A STONE.
  • 00:31:21.010 --> 00:31:23.010
  • IT'S CRYING OUT RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:31:23.030 --> 00:31:25.250
  • THIS IS FULFILLMENT OF PROPHECY AND HOPE.
  • 00:31:25.270 --> 00:31:27.250
  • AND YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:31:27.270 --> 00:31:29.060
  • IT DOES NOT THREATEN THIS GOVERNMENT.
  • 00:31:29.080 --> 00:31:30.220
  • IT DOES NOT THREATEN THIS PRESENT GOVERNMENT.
  • 00:31:30.240 --> 00:31:32.140
  • I DON'T WANT THIS GOVERNMENT TO FEEL LIKE
  • 00:31:32.160 --> 00:31:33.290
  • THERE'S SOME KIND OF SUBVERSIVE EFFORT COMING IN.
  • 00:31:34.010 --> 00:31:35.200
  • NO. CHRISTIANS PAY THEIR TAXES.
  • 00:31:35.220 --> 00:31:37.240
  • CHRISTIANS ARE LOYAL.
  • 00:31:37.260 --> 00:31:39.040
  • THEY DO NOT HAVE TO FEAR THE HOPE THAT IS FOUND IN
  • 00:31:39.060 --> 00:31:41.210
  • CHRIST AND THE PEOPLE OF THIS NATION.
  • 00:31:41.230 --> 00:31:43.280
  • WE STAND WITH THESE PEOPLE, WHETHER IT'S
  • 00:31:44.000 --> 00:31:46.110
  • GOVERNMENT OR NOT, THAT THEY HAVE THE RIGHT TO
  • 00:31:46.130 --> 00:31:48.250
  • HEAR THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:31:48.270 --> 00:31:50.170
  • AND MY SACRIFICE AS PUNY AS IT IS COMPARED TO
  • 00:31:50.190 --> 00:31:53.190
  • THOSE WHO GAVE EVERYTHING, FOR EVERY
  • 00:31:53.210 --> 00:31:55.280
  • FINGER THAT WON'T WORK, TO EARS THAT ARE MISSING,
  • 00:31:56.000 --> 00:31:58.080
  • FOR EYES THAT DON'T FUNCTION, FOR ARTIFICIAL
  • 00:31:58.100 --> 00:32:00.130
  • HAIR, FOR A BODY LITERALLY WRACKED FROM
  • 00:32:00.150 --> 00:32:03.260
  • THE BOTTOM OF MY FEET, TOP OF MY HEAD WITH
  • 00:32:03.280 --> 00:32:05.230
  • METAL, EVERY DROP OF BLOOD HAS BEEN WORTH IT.
  • 00:32:05.250 --> 00:32:12.220
  • - SHARE THE GOSPEL FROM INSIDE THE STATE OF
  • 00:32:12.240 --> 00:32:17.050
  • VIETNAM RIGHT HERE IN FRONT OF THE FLAG OF VIETNAM.
  • 00:32:17.070 --> 00:32:20.220
  • JUST THE SIMPLEST FORM OF THE GOSPEL.
  • 00:32:20.240 --> 00:32:24.160
  • - I WALKED UP THESE STEPS A COUPLE OF YEARS
  • 00:32:24.180 --> 00:32:27.030
  • AGO WITH 50 VIETNAM VETERANS, AND AS WE
  • 00:32:27.050 --> 00:32:28.280
  • APPROACHED THE TOP OF THE STEPS, SUDDENLY WE ALL
  • 00:32:29.000 --> 00:32:32.140
  • HIT THE GROUND. WE HIT THE GROUND.
  • 00:32:32.160 --> 00:32:34.110
  • A MACHINE GUN WENT OFF WE THOUGHT.
  • 00:32:34.130 --> 00:32:37.160
  • IT WAS A BAND THAT WAS BEATING THEIR DRUMS AND
  • 00:32:37.180 --> 00:32:40.140
  • ECHOING IN THAT CHAMBER SO LOUD WE ALL THOUGHT IT
  • 00:32:40.160 --> 00:32:42.160
  • WAS A MACHINE GUNFIRE. WE'RE DUCKING FOR COVER.
  • 00:32:42.180 --> 00:32:45.230
  • THAT'S CALLED POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER.
  • 00:32:45.250 --> 00:32:48.190
  • I WANT TO TELL YOU SOMETHING, I BELIEVE THAT
  • 00:32:48.210 --> 00:32:51.160
  • COMING HERE TODAY IS FOR THE SAKE OF VIETNAM,
  • 00:32:51.180 --> 00:32:54.280
  • THE BEGINNING OF AN OPPORTUNITY TO KNOW CHRIST.
  • 00:32:55.000 --> 00:32:57.190
  • AND IF YOU'RE WATCHING THIS HAVE EVEN THE
  • 00:32:57.210 --> 00:33:00.130
  • SLIGHTEST INKLING OF THE MIRACULOUS THINGS THAT
  • 00:33:00.150 --> 00:33:02.270
  • ARE TAKING PLACE AS YOU WATCH, YOU HAVE MISSED IT
  • 00:33:02.290 --> 00:33:05.230
  • IF YOU DIDN'T SEE IT.
  • 00:33:05.250 --> 00:33:07.070
  • BUT IF YOU SEE IT, I WANT YOU TO KNOW JESUS CHRIST
  • 00:33:07.090 --> 00:33:10.080
  • DIED FOR VIETNAM. HE DIED FOR EVERY NATION
  • 00:33:10.100 --> 00:33:13.070
  • ON EARTH, EVERY TONGUE AND TRIBE. YOU ARE INCLUDED.
  • 00:33:13.090 --> 00:33:16.110
  • AND IF YOU'RE OF THE VIETNAMESE PEOPLE, EVEN
  • 00:33:16.130 --> 00:33:18.280
  • MORE SO TODAY DO I EXTEND TO YOU THE HAND OF HOPE
  • 00:33:19.000 --> 00:33:22.270
  • IN JESUS CHRIST WHO DIED FOR OUR SINS.
  • 00:33:22.290 --> 00:33:26.120
  • LISTEN, THE PENALTY OF SIN IS DEATH.
  • 00:33:26.140 --> 00:33:29.110
  • IT IS EXECUTION.
  • 00:33:29.130 --> 00:33:31.110
  • BUT WHEN JESUS CAME, HE SAID I'LL PAY THAT
  • 00:33:31.130 --> 00:33:33.270
  • PENALTY FOR YOU.
  • 00:33:33.290 --> 00:33:35.240
  • HE DID IT, HE SATISFIED THE DEMAND OF GOD FOR A
  • 00:33:35.260 --> 00:33:38.040
  • SACRIFICE, AND TODAY I STAND HERE A FREE MAN
  • 00:33:38.060 --> 00:33:42.070
  • TELLING YOU HOW TO BE FREE IN JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:33:42.090 --> 00:33:45.110
  • BELIEVE ON HIM AND YOU SHALL BE SAVED, AND YOUR
  • 00:33:45.130 --> 00:33:48.250
  • GOVERNMENT, AND YOUR HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, AND
  • 00:33:48.270 --> 00:33:51.040
  • YOUR PRESIDENT, AND YOUR FAMILY, AND YOUR CHILDREN.
  • 00:33:51.060 --> 00:33:54.100
  • GOD BLESS YOU! I LOVE VIETNAM.
  • 00:33:54.120 --> 00:33:56.270
  • I LOVE YOU, MATT CROUCH.
  • 00:33:56.290 --> 00:33:58.080
  • YOU'RE THE BEST I'VE EVER COME ACROSS BUBBA.
  • 00:33:58.100 --> 00:34:01.050
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:34:01.070 --> 00:34:13.250
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:34:13.250 --> 00:34:21.120
  • - MATT CROUCH: WE CAME TOGETHER,
  • 00:34:21.140 --> 00:34:24.010
  • MANY YEARS AGO, OUR PATHS CROSSED.
  • 00:34:24.030 --> 00:34:26.220
  • - YOU WERE A CHILD.
  • 00:34:26.240 --> 00:34:28.040
  • - YOU WERE VERY VERY CLOSE TO MY FOLKS AND
  • 00:34:28.060 --> 00:34:30.030
  • VERY VERY CLOSE TO MY MOM AND DAD.
  • 00:34:30.050 --> 00:34:31.240
  • - THESE THREE FINGERS AND THUMB WERE TAKEN OFF
  • 00:34:31.260 --> 00:34:34.090
  • EXCEPT FOR THE SKIN ON THE BACK OF MY HAND.
  • 00:34:34.110 --> 00:34:35.200
  • NONE OF IT WORKS ANYMORE.
  • 00:34:35.220 --> 00:34:37.110
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:34:37.130 --> 00:34:41.190
  • - MATT: WHEN WE BOOKED THIS TRIP, WE DIDN'T KNOW OUR
  • 00:34:41.210 --> 00:34:46.150
  • PATHS FROM YEARS AGO WOULD LEAD US TO THIS
  • 00:34:46.170 --> 00:34:51.280
  • LOCATION. AND HOW SYMBOLIC ARE THESE GATES, I MEAN
  • 00:34:52.000 --> 00:34:57.170
  • LITERALLY, THESE GATES ARE WORLD HISTORY MAKING
  • 00:34:57.190 --> 00:35:02.180
  • GATES. THE MOMENTS IN TIME, THE LIFE MAGAZINE COVERS,
  • 00:35:02.200 --> 00:35:07.270
  • THE FACT THAT YOUR LIFE INTERSECTED HERE IN VIETNAM.
  • 00:35:07.290 --> 00:35:12.260
  • YOUR LIFE WAS REDEFINED IN THIS NATION.
  • 00:35:12.280 --> 00:35:16.260
  • AND IT SOMEWHAT IS STILL BEING REDEFINED.
  • 00:35:16.280 --> 00:35:19.060
  • - RIGHT. RIGHT.
  • 00:35:19.080 --> 00:35:20.250
  • - AND YOUR THOUGHTS AS WE'RE STANDING HERE
  • 00:35:20.270 --> 00:35:22.220
  • KIND OF AT A HISTORY--
  • 00:35:22.240 --> 00:35:25.040
  • - THE GATES OF HELL SHALL NOT PREVAIL AGAINST HIM.
  • 00:35:25.060 --> 00:35:29.080
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:35:29.100 --> 00:35:31.190
  • THAT'S WHAT'S GOING THROUGH MY MIND.
  • 00:35:31.210 --> 00:35:33.080
  • AND I DON'T CALL THIS HELL.
  • 00:35:33.100 --> 00:35:35.100
  • I'M SAYING THE GATES OF FREEDOM AS WE UNDERSTAND
  • 00:35:35.120 --> 00:35:39.140
  • IT CANNOT BE PREVENTED.
  • 00:35:39.160 --> 00:35:41.250
  • THESE CANNOT PREVENT WHAT'S COMING.
  • 00:35:41.270 --> 00:35:44.040
  • AND THE BEST IS YET TO COME.
  • 00:35:44.060 --> 00:35:46.240
  • WE'RE AT MID-TERM. THE BEST IS YET TO COME.
  • 00:35:46.260 --> 00:35:49.110
  • - WHAT'S YOUR MESSAGE?
  • 00:35:49.130 --> 00:35:51.230
  • THIS IS A UNIQUE PLACE TO TALK TO ME AND THE
  • 00:35:51.250 --> 00:35:54.220
  • VIEWERS THAT ARE KIND OF HERE WITH US NOW.
  • 00:35:54.240 --> 00:35:58.160
  • WHAT DO YOU WANT TO SAY?
  • 00:35:58.180 --> 00:36:00.250
  • THIS IS A PRETTY IMPORTANT LITTLE, PRETTY
  • 00:36:00.270 --> 00:36:05.080
  • IMPORTANT LITTLE MOMENT IN TIME.
  • 00:36:05.100 --> 00:36:07.230
  • WHAT'S ON YOUR HEART, DAVE?
  • 00:36:07.250 --> 00:36:09.100
  • WHAT DO YOU WANT TO SAY?
  • 00:36:09.120 --> 00:36:10.290
  • - IT'S THE MASSES THAT BREAK MY HEART.
  • 00:36:11.010 --> 00:36:13.280
  • A HUGE NUMBER OF PEOPLE, THESE FOLKS HERE HAVE
  • 00:36:14.000 --> 00:36:16.100
  • COME FROM ALL OVER VIETNAM AND OTHER COUNTRIES.
  • 00:36:16.120 --> 00:36:19.120
  • THESE COUNTRIES THAT ARE ACCESSIBLE TO VIETNAM ARE
  • 00:36:19.140 --> 00:36:23.260
  • NOT NATIONS KNOWN FOR THEIR EVANGELICAL MISSION
  • 00:36:23.280 --> 00:36:28.210
  • OR EVANGELICAL MISSION STATEMENT.
  • 00:36:28.230 --> 00:36:31.090
  • THE WORLD WOULD SAY WE'RE ALL WRONG.
  • 00:36:31.110 --> 00:36:34.170
  • IT DOESN'T MATTER. ALL PATHS LEAD TO HEAVEN.
  • 00:36:34.190 --> 00:36:36.140
  • I'M LOOKING OVER HERE RIGHT NOW AT A FEW
  • 00:36:36.160 --> 00:36:38.060
  • BUDDHIST MONKS, AND I CAN'T HELP BUT SAY
  • 00:36:38.080 --> 00:36:41.200
  • IF YOU ONLY KNEW.
  • 00:36:41.220 --> 00:36:44.250
  • IF YOU ONLY KNEW WHAT WAS BEHIND THE SCAR.
  • 00:36:44.270 --> 00:36:46.290
  • JOHN LOOKED AT HIM AND SAID I SAW A LAMB SLAIN.
  • 00:36:47.010 --> 00:36:49.230
  • HOW DID HE KNOW THE LAMB HAD BEEN SLAIN?
  • 00:36:49.250 --> 00:36:51.220
  • HE WAS COVERED IN SCARS.
  • 00:36:51.240 --> 00:36:54.160
  • OH, WE'VE GOT TO MOVE. A BUS IS COMING.
  • 00:36:54.180 --> 00:36:57.240
  • THANK YOU.
  • 00:36:57.260 --> 00:36:59.190
  • - A BUS INSTEAD OF A TANK IS A MUCH BETTER DAY.
  • 00:36:59.210 --> 00:37:03.090
  • - OH, YEAH, YOU GOT THAT RIGHT!
  • 00:37:03.110 --> 00:37:05.150
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:37:05.170 --> 00:37:14.070
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:37:14.070 --> 00:37:21.230
  • - SO LET'S TALK ABOUT IF YOUR LIFE WAS DEFINED ON
  • 00:37:21.250 --> 00:37:30.040
  • THE BATTLEFIELD, AND CERTAINLY IT WAS, A
  • 00:37:30.060 --> 00:37:32.170
  • PORTION OF IT, IF IT SHAPED YOU INTO
  • 00:37:32.190 --> 00:37:38.020
  • SOMETHING, AND IF YOU TOOK THOSE SCARS AND
  • 00:37:38.040 --> 00:37:42.210
  • TURNED THEM INTO YOUR TESTIMONY THAT
  • 00:37:42.230 --> 00:37:46.020
  • UNDOUBTEDLY YOU'VE PREACHED BEFORE MILLIONS
  • 00:37:46.040 --> 00:37:48.190
  • OF PEOPLE THROUGH WAY OF TELEVISION AND CRUSADES
  • 00:37:48.210 --> 00:37:52.070
  • AND THE DECADE THAT YOU WERE WORKING INSIDE THE
  • 00:37:52.090 --> 00:37:56.230
  • BILLY GRAHAM ORGANIZATION AND, AND, AND, AND,
  • 00:37:56.250 --> 00:38:01.060
  • THEN LET'S REDEFINE IT ONE LAST TIME.
  • 00:38:01.080 --> 00:38:05.220
  • WHAT'S YOUR LEGACY? WHAT DO YOU WANT PEOPLE TO-
  • 00:38:05.240 --> 00:38:11.190
  • - THE KINGDOM OF GOD SUFFERS VIOLENCE BUT THE
  • 00:38:11.210 --> 00:38:15.040
  • VIOLENT TAKE IT BY FORCE.
  • 00:38:15.060 --> 00:38:18.120
  • THE REDEFINITION, REDESIGNING THE PHYSICAL
  • 00:38:18.140 --> 00:38:24.130
  • TISSUE OF MY BODY IS REALLY A GOOD EXAMPLE OF
  • 00:38:24.150 --> 00:38:28.190
  • THE PRICE THAT'S PAID AND SACRIFICED FOR
  • 00:38:28.210 --> 00:38:32.000
  • WHAT YOU BELIEVE IN.
  • 00:38:32.020 --> 00:38:34.130
  • YET, ON THE INSIDE -- AND THERE'S ONLY TWO PLACES
  • 00:38:34.150 --> 00:38:37.080
  • TO HAVE SCARS, INSIDE AND OUTSIDE -- INSIDE, I
  • 00:38:37.100 --> 00:38:41.280
  • DON'T HAVE THOSE SCARS.
  • 00:38:42.000 --> 00:38:44.080
  • I'M DEFINED IN THE EYES OF MANY PEOPLE BY WHAT
  • 00:38:44.100 --> 00:38:46.260
  • THEY SEE OF THE PHYSICAL MAN, BUT I AM FIRST AND
  • 00:38:46.280 --> 00:38:50.110
  • FOREMOST A SPIRITUAL MAN.
  • 00:38:50.130 --> 00:38:52.070
  • IT'S BODY, SOUL AND SPIRIT.
  • 00:38:52.090 --> 00:38:54.020
  • IT'S SPIRIT, SOUL AND BODY.
  • 00:38:54.040 --> 00:38:55.260
  • - WHAT IS YOUR MESSAGE TO OUR GENERATION?
  • 00:38:55.280 --> 00:38:59.170
  • WHAT DO WE NEED TO MAKE SURE WE ACCOMPLISH?
  • 00:38:59.190 --> 00:39:03.260
  • HOW DO YOU ENSURE THE DYNAMICS OF CHRIST'S
  • 00:39:03.280 --> 00:39:11.120
  • DEATH, RESURRECTION, STAYS WITH OUR
  • 00:39:11.140 --> 00:39:17.070
  • GENERATION, AND THAT YOU ARE DUPLICATED, YOUR
  • 00:39:17.090 --> 00:39:20.160
  • EVANGELISTIC CAUSE?
  • 00:39:20.180 --> 00:39:22.290
  • WHAT'S YOUR MESSAGE TO OUR GENERATION.
  • 00:39:23.010 --> 00:39:25.180
  • - MATT CROUCH, THERE'S ONLY ONE OF YOU.
  • 00:39:25.200 --> 00:39:28.270
  • WE NEED A THOUSAND MORE.
  • 00:39:28.290 --> 00:39:30.290
  • WE NEED PEOPLE LIKE YOU THAT ARE NOT AFRAID, THAT
  • 00:39:31.010 --> 00:39:34.090
  • STEP IN WHERE ANGELS FEAR TO TREAD.
  • 00:39:34.110 --> 00:39:36.170
  • YOU CLAIM THE GROUND.
  • 00:39:36.190 --> 00:39:38.140
  • YOU POSSESS THE LAND, AND I JUST WANT TO TELL YOU
  • 00:39:38.160 --> 00:39:41.220
  • HOW MUCH IT MEANS TO ME THAT YOU AND TRINITY
  • 00:39:41.240 --> 00:39:44.190
  • BROADCASTING NETWORK WOULD STEP UP TO THE CALL
  • 00:39:44.210 --> 00:39:48.100
  • AT SUP A TIME AS THIS, FOR SUCH A COUNTRY AS
  • 00:39:48.120 --> 00:39:50.270
  • THIS ONE, ONE OF THE GREATEST NATIONS ON EARTH.
  • 00:39:50.290 --> 00:39:52.270
  • LITTLE OLD VIETNAM, EVERYBODY KIND OF LOOKS
  • 00:39:52.290 --> 00:39:55.050
  • DOWN ON THEM, BUT I WANT TO TELL YOU SOMETHING.
  • 00:39:55.070 --> 00:39:57.070
  • THEY BETTER WATCH IT.
  • 00:39:57.090 --> 00:39:58.270
  • I'M NOT TALKING ABOUT MILITARY MIGHT.
  • 00:39:58.290 --> 00:40:00.160
  • I'M TALKING ABOUT THE POTENTIAL OF THE MOST
  • 00:40:00.180 --> 00:40:02.170
  • GREATEST, MOST AMAZING PEOPLE ON EARTH, THE
  • 00:40:02.190 --> 00:40:04.120
  • VIETNAMESE. I LOVE THEM.
  • 00:40:04.140 --> 00:40:06.180
  • GOD BLESS THEM ALL.
  • 00:40:06.200 --> 00:40:09.070
  • - OKAY, YOU'RE GETTING TO AN AGE, WITH ALL
  • 00:40:09.090 --> 00:40:16.000
  • OF YOUR GRAY HAIR...
  • 00:40:16.020 --> 00:40:18.280
  • - WELL, IT'S SOMEBODY ELSE'S GRAY HAIR.
  • 00:40:19.000 --> 00:40:20.270
  • HE'S FROM CHINA.
  • 00:40:20.290 --> 00:40:22.110
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:40:22.130 --> 00:40:25.270
  • - WITH ALL OF YOUR BEAUTIFUL GRAY HAIR, WHAT
  • 00:40:25.290 --> 00:40:29.240
  • IS THE DEFINITION OF YOUR LIFE?
  • 00:40:29.260 --> 00:40:35.210
  • YOU TOLD ME OFF CAMERA -- I'M GOING TO SEE IF
  • 00:40:35.230 --> 00:40:37.170
  • YOU'LL SAY IT ON CAMERA, THAT YOU'VE NEVER REALLY
  • 00:40:37.190 --> 00:40:40.040
  • WOKEN UP A DAY IN YOUR LIFE SINCE YOUR ACCIDENT
  • 00:40:40.060 --> 00:40:44.150
  • FREE OF PAIN.
  • 00:40:44.170 --> 00:40:46.240
  • YOU HAVE DONE EVERYTHING I'VE DONE ON THIS TRIP
  • 00:40:46.260 --> 00:40:50.220
  • WITH A SOMEWHAT BROKEN BODY, A SCARRED BODY.
  • 00:40:50.240 --> 00:40:58.100
  • I CAN TELL NOW THAT WHILE WE'RE STANDING HERE IN
  • 00:40:58.120 --> 00:41:03.150
  • VIETNAM ON THE PALACE GROUND, BY THE WAY, AND
  • 00:41:03.170 --> 00:41:06.090
  • DOING THIS SEGMENT, WHICH IS AMAZING BY THE WAY,
  • 00:41:06.110 --> 00:41:09.170
  • THAT YOU'RE IN PAIN.
  • 00:41:09.190 --> 00:41:11.230
  • BUT WHAT IS YOUR MEMORY OF YOUR LIFE, YOUR
  • 00:41:11.250 --> 00:41:18.100
  • EVANGELISTIC CALL, YOUR EVANGELISTIC TIME?
  • 00:41:18.120 --> 00:41:22.210
  • WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT THE
  • 00:41:22.230 --> 00:41:25.230
  • LIFE OF DAVE ROEVER?
  • 00:41:25.250 --> 00:41:28.220
  • - HE CAME, HE SAW, HE CONQUERED.
  • 00:41:28.240 --> 00:41:30.270
  • IT'S THAT SIMPLE.
  • 00:41:30.290 --> 00:41:32.200
  • NOT ORIGINAL, BUT IT IS WITH ME.
  • 00:41:32.220 --> 00:41:34.090
  • HE CAME, HE SAW, AND HE CONQUERED, AND YET I CAN
  • 00:41:34.110 --> 00:41:38.290
  • DO NOTHING BY MYSELF, BUT I CAN DO ALL
  • 00:41:39.010 --> 00:41:41.030
  • THINGS THROUGH CHRIST.
  • 00:41:41.050 --> 00:41:43.020
  • OUT OF THIS TRAGEDY CAME THE TRIUMPH THAT'S NOW
  • 00:41:43.040 --> 00:41:46.020
  • SENDING THE MESSAGE THROUGH OUR OWN MINISTRY,
  • 00:41:46.040 --> 00:41:48.270
  • NOT TO MENTION THE POWER HOUSE OF TBN.
  • 00:41:48.290 --> 00:41:51.060
  • JUST THROUGH OUR MINISTRY, WE'RE REACHING
  • 00:41:51.080 --> 00:41:53.120
  • 29 NATIONS, I THINK IT'S 11 LANGUAGES NOW BECAUSE
  • 00:41:53.140 --> 00:41:56.020
  • SOMETHING HAPPENED HERE ON THE BANK OF A RIVER IN
  • 00:41:56.040 --> 00:41:59.190
  • 1969, BUT TODAY IN THE YEAR 2018, STILL REAPING
  • 00:41:59.210 --> 00:42:04.270
  • THE BENEFITS.
  • 00:42:04.290 --> 00:42:06.150
  • THE DEVIL CHOSE THE WRONG GUY TO FIGHT THAT DAY.
  • 00:42:06.170 --> 00:42:08.200
  • - IF DNA WAS SEED, YOU'VE PLANTED A LOT OF
  • 00:42:08.220 --> 00:42:16.100
  • SEED INTO THE GROUND PHYSICALLY INTO THIS COUNTRY.
  • 00:42:16.120 --> 00:42:20.240
  • YOUR BODY WAS PARTLY BLOWN OFF AND SCATTERED
  • 00:42:20.260 --> 00:42:24.290
  • INTO THIS RIVER, AND YOUR LIFE IS REALLY PLANTED
  • 00:42:25.010 --> 00:42:35.120
  • INTO THE SOIL OF VIETNAM WHERE WE'RE TALKING TO
  • 00:42:35.140 --> 00:42:37.260
  • YOU FROM TODAY.
  • 00:42:37.280 --> 00:42:39.250
  • WHAT DO YOU WANT THAT HARVEST TO BE?
  • 00:42:39.270 --> 00:42:42.130
  • - I WANT TO BRING FORTH THE IMAGE OF CHRIST IN
  • 00:42:42.150 --> 00:42:47.280
  • EVERY NEW-BORN BABY, IF I CAN PUT IT THAT WAY.
  • 00:42:48.000 --> 00:42:53.050
  • THERE HAS TO BE -- YOU CAN'T ASK GOD TO SEND
  • 00:42:53.070 --> 00:42:55.140
  • REVIVAL TO VIETNAM.
  • 00:42:55.160 --> 00:42:57.080
  • THERE'S NEVER BEEN A "VIVE" TO REVIVE.
  • 00:42:57.100 --> 00:42:59.100
  • IT REQUIRES A NEW BIRTH.
  • 00:42:59.120 --> 00:43:02.230
  • IT REQUIRES AN AWAKENING, AND THAT AWAKENING HAS STARTED.
  • 00:43:02.250 --> 00:43:09.080
  • AND MY HOPE FOR THIS WHOLE COUNTRY IS THAT THE
  • 00:43:09.100 --> 00:43:12.100
  • ALARM WILL SET OFF AN AWAKENING, IT WILL BRING
  • 00:43:12.120 --> 00:43:15.130
  • THEM UP FROM VIRTUAL GRAVE OF HOPELESSNESS
  • 00:43:15.150 --> 00:43:18.070
  • INTO THE GLORY OF THE LIGHT OF THE GOSPEL
  • 00:43:18.090 --> 00:43:20.240
  • OF JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:43:20.260 --> 00:43:23.140
  • - HOW DO YOU WANT TO BE REMEMBERED?
  • 00:43:23.160 --> 00:43:26.000
  • - I USED TO THINK I'D BE FAT, UGLY AND STUPID, BUT
  • 00:43:26.020 --> 00:43:29.170
  • MY WIFE TOLD ME I WASN'T STUPID, THAT LEAVES FAT
  • 00:43:29.190 --> 00:43:31.060
  • AND UGLY, I GUESS.
  • 00:43:31.080 --> 00:43:34.120
  • I GUESS IF I'M GOING TO BE REMEMBERED, THIS IS
  • 00:43:34.140 --> 00:43:37.240
  • REALLY WHAT I WANT TO BE REMEMBERED FOR.
  • 00:43:37.260 --> 00:43:40.110
  • - PLEASE.
  • 00:43:40.130 --> 00:43:42.070
  • - I'LL GET TO IT. I LOVE IT WHEN YOU HOLD YOUR COMPOSURE.
  • 00:43:42.090 --> 00:43:44.080
  • I REALLY WANT TO BE REMEMBERED THAT HE NEVER,
  • 00:43:44.100 --> 00:43:47.030
  • EVER GAVE UP. HE NEVER QUIT.
  • 00:43:47.050 --> 00:43:50.190
  • 59 SURGERIES AGO, I WAS A HEALTHY MAN, AND IN ONE
  • 00:43:50.210 --> 00:43:55.260
  • SECOND, MY LIFE WAS VIRTUALLY DESTROYED
  • 00:43:55.280 --> 00:43:58.250
  • PHYSICALLY, AND IT MAY HAVE BEEN THE BEST
  • 00:43:58.270 --> 00:44:01.100
  • DAY OF MY LIFE.
  • 00:44:01.120 --> 00:44:03.180
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:44:03.200 --> 00:44:16.010
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:44:16.010 --> 00:44:23.170
  • - OUR STORY CONTINUES.
  • 00:44:23.190 --> 00:44:25.240
  • WE'RE HERE IN HO CHI MINH CITY HERE IN VIETNAM, AND
  • 00:44:25.260 --> 00:44:29.030
  • WE'RE IN FRONT OF WHAT IS NOW CALLED THE OPERA
  • 00:44:29.050 --> 00:44:32.220
  • HOUSE, AND IN THE EARLY 90'S HAPPENED HERE, DAVE,
  • 00:44:32.240 --> 00:44:37.280
  • THAT REALLY KIND OF HELPED DEFINE YOUR
  • 00:44:38.000 --> 00:44:42.040
  • IMPORTANCE OF YOUR SECOND PHASE OF YOUR LIFE'S WORK?
  • 00:44:42.060 --> 00:44:48.180
  • - ON THESE VERY STEPS WAS THE BEGINNING OF A
  • 00:44:48.200 --> 00:44:51.170
  • NEW ERA FOR US IN VIETNAM.
  • 00:44:51.190 --> 00:44:55.100
  • I HAD AN NGO, AND WE WERE SCHOLARSHIPPING THOUSANDS
  • 00:44:55.120 --> 00:45:00.070
  • OF CHILDREN -- STILL DO TO SOME DEGREE --
  • 00:45:00.090 --> 00:45:02.220
  • THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN FROM THE 6TH GRADE
  • 00:45:02.240 --> 00:45:04.140
  • THROUGH GRADUATION.
  • 00:45:04.160 --> 00:45:06.080
  • IT SO IMPRESSED THE GOVERNMENT,
  • 00:45:06.100 --> 00:45:07.240
  • THEY BECAME MY FRIEND.
  • 00:45:07.260 --> 00:45:09.180
  • I'VE SPOKEN AT ALMOST EVERY PUBLIC SCHOOL IN SAIGON.
  • 00:45:09.200 --> 00:45:11.110
  • PEOPLE FIND THAT IMPOSSIBLE TO BELIEVE,
  • 00:45:11.130 --> 00:45:12.180
  • BUT I'VE DONE IT.
  • 00:45:12.200 --> 00:45:15.150
  • AND THEY MADE, IN THIS VERY BUILDING, ONE OF THE
  • 00:45:15.170 --> 00:45:18.050
  • LARGEST UNBELIEVABLE CELEBRATIONS I'VE EVERY
  • 00:45:18.070 --> 00:45:21.060
  • SEEN IN MY LIFETIME; HUNDREDS OF BEAUTIFUL
  • 00:45:21.080 --> 00:45:23.190
  • LITTLE VIETNAMESE CHILDREN PUT ON THE
  • 00:45:23.210 --> 00:45:25.280
  • BIGGEST DANCE SHOW, THE BIGGEST PROPAGANDA YOU'D
  • 00:45:26.000 --> 00:45:28.230
  • ALMOST THINK, EXCEPT WHILE PEPSI COLA WAS
  • 00:45:28.250 --> 00:45:32.060
  • HERE, FORD MOTOR COMPANY WAS HERE, ALL OF THESE
  • 00:45:32.080 --> 00:45:36.060
  • NGO'S THAT WERE HERE, NIKE, THE MINISTRY OF
  • 00:45:36.080 --> 00:45:40.190
  • DAVE ROEVER HAD THE LARGEST SUPPORT FOR THE
  • 00:45:40.210 --> 00:45:44.020
  • CHILDREN OF VIETNAM OF ANY OF THOSE
  • 00:45:44.040 --> 00:45:46.090
  • GIGANTIC CORPORATIONS.
  • 00:45:46.110 --> 00:45:48.140
  • AND THIS BUILDING WAS FILLED WITH THE POLITICAL
  • 00:45:48.160 --> 00:45:51.070
  • FIGURES OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY, AND WE CELEBRATED.
  • 00:45:51.090 --> 00:45:55.000
  • I MEAN, IT WAS FILLED, COMPLETELY FILLED, AND
  • 00:45:55.020 --> 00:45:59.270
  • ACROSS THE FRONT HERE, WE HAVE PICTURES TO SHOW
  • 00:45:59.290 --> 00:46:03.200
  • YOU, IT WAS HONORING ROEVER EDUCATIONAL
  • 00:46:03.220 --> 00:46:07.270
  • ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS, WHICH IS ONE OF THE MOST
  • 00:46:07.290 --> 00:46:10.010
  • POWERFUL NGO'S IN THE COUNTRY NOW.
  • 00:46:10.030 --> 00:46:12.090
  • I'M NOT SURE I'VE MAINTAINED MY NGO STATUS
  • 00:46:12.110 --> 00:46:14.170
  • AT THIS POINT BECAUSE WE DON'T HAVE TO HAVE IT FOR
  • 00:46:14.190 --> 00:46:17.050
  • WHAT WE'RE DOING NOW.
  • 00:46:17.070 --> 00:46:19.070
  • BUT I COULD NOT BELIEVE, AMBASSADORS
  • 00:46:19.090 --> 00:46:21.220
  • WERE HERE FROM ALL OF THESE COUNTRIES, BUT DAVE
  • 00:46:21.240 --> 00:46:24.080
  • ROEVER WAS SITTING NEXT TO THE VICE
  • 00:46:24.100 --> 00:46:26.060
  • PRESIDENT OF VIETNAM.
  • 00:46:26.080 --> 00:46:27.290
  • I CALL HER THE ROSE OF VIETNAM, AND SHE WAS
  • 00:46:28.010 --> 00:46:30.080
  • HOLDING ONTO MY ARM, AND I WAS FEELING HER JUST
  • 00:46:30.100 --> 00:46:33.010
  • SQUEEZE MY ARM WITH EMOTION BECAUSE THEY WERE
  • 00:46:33.030 --> 00:46:37.100
  • SAYING THANK YOU FOR LOVING THEIR CHILDREN.
  • 00:46:37.120 --> 00:46:40.070
  • JESUS SAID LET THE LITTLE CHILDREN COME.
  • 00:46:40.090 --> 00:46:42.030
  • DON'T DENY THEM.
  • 00:46:42.050 --> 00:46:44.050
  • IT'S THROUGH CHILDREN -- EVEN SAMSON SPOKE TO A LAD.
  • 00:46:44.070 --> 00:46:48.140
  • WHAT'S HAPPENING?
  • 00:46:48.160 --> 00:46:50.060
  • AND THE LAD GAVE HIM THE NEWS OF WHAT'S GOING ON?
  • 00:46:50.080 --> 00:46:52.010
  • A CHILD SHALL BRING FORTH THE GOOD NEWS.
  • 00:46:52.030 --> 00:46:55.040
  • AND I KID YOU NOT, THAT WAS MY INTEREST IN THIS
  • 00:46:55.060 --> 00:46:57.210
  • COUNTRY AT THIS BUILDING JUST TAKING OFF AND
  • 00:46:57.230 --> 00:47:00.160
  • FLYING OFF EVER SINCE.
  • 00:47:00.180 --> 00:47:03.030
  • - YOU KNOW, SOME CASE SOMEBODY JUST TUNED IN,
  • 00:47:03.050 --> 00:47:06.220
  • WE'RE IN HO CHI MINH CITY.
  • 00:47:06.240 --> 00:47:08.190
  • IT'S KIND OF MORE KNOWN MAYBE TO SOME AS SAIGON.
  • 00:47:08.210 --> 00:47:12.130
  • SO HO CHI MINH CITY IS WHERE WE ARE, AND DAVE,
  • 00:47:12.150 --> 00:47:17.220
  • THIS OPERA HOUSE KIND OF ALMOST REPRESENTS WHAT WE
  • 00:47:17.240 --> 00:47:23.100
  • HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT AS PHASE TWO OF YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:47:23.120 --> 00:47:28.110
  • YOU CAME HERE ONCE WITH A GUN TO TRY TO HELP THE
  • 00:47:28.130 --> 00:47:33.110
  • SOUTH VIETNAMESE.
  • 00:47:33.130 --> 00:47:35.040
  • YOU CAME LATER, AFTER YOUR INJURY AND RECOVERY,
  • 00:47:35.060 --> 00:47:38.180
  • TO HELP THE CHILDREN, TO SCHOLARSHIP CHILDREN.
  • 00:47:38.200 --> 00:47:43.000
  • BRING US UP-TO-DATE AS WE'RE SHOOTING THIS.
  • 00:47:43.020 --> 00:47:47.250
  • WE'RE 2018.
  • 00:47:47.270 --> 00:47:50.190
  • WHAT IS THE CURRENT STATUS OF WHAT ALL OF THE
  • 00:47:50.210 --> 00:47:55.040
  • DIFFERENT ORGANIZATIONS UNDER DAVE ROEVER AND
  • 00:47:55.060 --> 00:47:59.140
  • WHAT YOU ADMINISTRATE AND WHAT YOU TAKE CARE OF,
  • 00:47:59.160 --> 00:48:01.250
  • WHAT THE LATEST STATUS?
  • 00:48:01.270 --> 00:48:03.210
  • WHAT ARE YOU ACCOMPLISHING NOW THAT
  • 00:48:03.230 --> 00:48:06.090
  • YOU WANT THE PEOPLE OF THE TBN AUDIENCE
  • 00:48:06.110 --> 00:48:08.200
  • TO KNOW ABOUT?
  • 00:48:08.220 --> 00:48:10.120
  • - FOR ONE THING, THROUGH MISSION VIETNAM -- AND I
  • 00:48:10.140 --> 00:48:13.000
  • SERVE ON THAT BOARD.
  • 00:48:13.020 --> 00:48:14.160
  • I CREATED IT UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF THE BOARD --
  • 00:48:14.180 --> 00:48:17.160
  • HAVE BUILT AND REESTABLISHED, RESTORED
  • 00:48:17.180 --> 00:48:20.180
  • BUILDINGS THAT WERE ONCE CHURCHES, OVER 30.
  • 00:48:20.200 --> 00:48:24.020
  • IN ADDITION TO THAT, WE HAVE ONLINE BIBLE COLLEGE
  • 00:48:24.040 --> 00:48:26.290
  • IN THE COUNTRY.
  • 00:48:27.010 --> 00:48:29.070
  • WE SURPASSED, A YEAR AND A HALF AGO, THE 59.000
  • 00:48:29.090 --> 00:48:33.030
  • MARK OF ENROLLED STUDENTS IN THIS COUNTRY, ONE FOR
  • 00:48:33.050 --> 00:48:35.180
  • EVERY DEAD G.I.
  • 00:48:35.200 --> 00:48:37.230
  • THAT WAS ONE OF MY ULTIMATE GOALS AND MADE IT.
  • 00:48:37.250 --> 00:48:40.130
  • - AND NOW YOU HAVE LIKE 70.
  • 00:48:40.150 --> 00:48:42.140
  • - YEAH, WE'RE ABOUT 70.000 AT THIS POINT AND
  • 00:48:42.160 --> 00:48:44.180
  • STILL GROWING WORLDWIDE.
  • 00:48:44.200 --> 00:48:46.280
  • IN ADDITION TO THAT, WE HAVE BROUGHT TO THIS
  • 00:48:47.000 --> 00:48:50.090
  • COUNTRY, FOR THE RED CROSS, HUNDREDS OF
  • 00:48:50.110 --> 00:48:53.040
  • BLANKETS AND WHEELCHAIRS AND BOATS FOR WHEN THE MI KONG
  • 00:48:53.060 --> 00:48:59.180
  • DELTA FLOODS AND THINGS THAT HAVE EVOLVED
  • 00:48:59.200 --> 00:49:03.190
  • OUT OF ALL THOSE RELATIONSHIPS.
  • 00:49:03.210 --> 00:49:06.070
  • ONE OF THE BIGGEST PROJECTS AT THE HOSPITAL,
  • 00:49:06.090 --> 00:49:10.040
  • YOURS TRULY, NOT BEING MEDICALLY ORIENTED EXCEPT
  • 00:49:10.060 --> 00:49:13.200
  • FOR THE FACT THAT I AM A MEDICAL -- I DIDN'T EVEN
  • 00:49:13.220 --> 00:49:16.150
  • KNOW WHAT A CATHETERIZATION LAB WAS,
  • 00:49:16.170 --> 00:49:19.280
  • BUT I FOUND OUT THEY DIDN'T HAVE ONE
  • 00:49:20.000 --> 00:49:21.240
  • ANYWHERE IN VIETNAM.
  • 00:49:21.260 --> 00:49:23.070
  • - I'LL TELL YOU LATER.
  • 00:49:23.090 --> 00:49:24.290
  • - OKAY. WELL, IT'S NOT THAT KIND OF CATH.
  • 00:49:25.010 --> 00:49:26.200
  • THIS IS A HEART CATH.
  • 00:49:26.220 --> 00:49:29.010
  • OH, YOU ARE FUNNY.
  • 00:49:29.030 --> 00:49:30.150
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:49:30.170 --> 00:49:32.160
  • BUT THE HEART CATH, WE PUT IN A TOSHIBA DIGITAL
  • 00:49:32.180 --> 00:49:34.090
  • IMAGING CATHETERIZATION LAB AT THE HOSPITAL.
  • 00:49:34.110 --> 00:49:37.040
  • THE PLAQUE IN THAT BUILDING STATES THAT IT
  • 00:49:37.060 --> 00:49:41.120
  • WAS A $14.7 MILLION DOLLAR PROJECT.
  • 00:49:41.140 --> 00:49:45.140
  • AND OUR MINISTRY PAID IN FULL IN CASH, NEVER
  • 00:49:45.160 --> 00:49:48.010
  • BORROWED A DIME, FINISHED THE PROJECT, AND WE SAVE
  • 00:49:48.030 --> 00:49:50.030
  • ABOUT 300 LIVES A YEAR.
  • 00:49:50.050 --> 00:49:52.020
  • THAT'S THOSE THAT WOULD HAVE DIED, NOT TO MENTION
  • 00:49:52.040 --> 00:49:55.010
  • THOSE WHOSE LIVES ARE IMPROVED.
  • 00:49:55.030 --> 00:49:56.240
  • SO THAT GAVE ME A FELLOWSHIP WITH MY -- IT
  • 00:49:56.260 --> 00:50:01.000
  • USED TO BE MY ENEMY.
  • 00:50:01.020 --> 00:50:02.180
  • I DON'T LOVE COMMUNISM ANY MORE THAN THEY LOVE
  • 00:50:02.200 --> 00:50:04.130
  • CAPITALISM, BUT PEOPLE CAN LOVE PEOPLE,
  • 00:50:04.150 --> 00:50:06.110
  • AND I LOVE THE PEOPLE OF VIETNAM.
  • 00:50:06.130 --> 00:50:09.160
  • I DON'T CARE WHAT THEIR POLITICAL VIEWS ARE.
  • 00:50:09.180 --> 00:50:11.200
  • I LOVE THE PEOPLE OF VIETNAM, AND THE REASON I
  • 00:50:11.220 --> 00:50:14.290
  • THINK I'M DIFFERENT FROM A LOT OF MY VETERAN
  • 00:50:15.010 --> 00:50:17.120
  • FRIENDS BECAUSE I MADE IT A POINT TO COME BACK AND
  • 00:50:17.140 --> 00:50:20.090
  • BUILD THE BRIDGES THAT WERE BURNED DOWN, AND
  • 00:50:20.110 --> 00:50:23.080
  • TODAY, I HAVE THE UNCANNY BENEFIT TO DO WHATEVER
  • 00:50:23.100 --> 00:50:26.210
  • JUST ABOUT ANYTHING I WANT TO DO IN THIS
  • 00:50:26.230 --> 00:50:29.000
  • COUNTRY WITHOUT INTERFERENCE, AND MY
  • 00:50:29.020 --> 00:50:31.150
  • PARTNERS, DAN DANG, AND HE GREW UP IN THIS
  • 00:50:31.170 --> 00:50:34.180
  • COUNTRY AS A YOUNG LAD AS A BOAT PERSON; ENDED UP
  • 00:50:34.200 --> 00:50:39.110
  • ALL THE WAY IN OMAHA, NEBRASKA, HAD TO LEARN
  • 00:50:39.130 --> 00:50:42.100
  • ENGLISH, GO TO SCHOOL AND GRADUATED WITH A MASTER'S
  • 00:50:42.120 --> 00:50:44.070
  • DEGREE IN BUSINESS.
  • 00:50:44.090 --> 00:50:46.060
  • AND GOD PUT HIM AT A RADIO SHACK ON MY
  • 00:50:46.080 --> 00:50:48.170
  • PARKING LOT IN FT.
  • 00:50:48.190 --> 00:50:50.100
  • WORTH, TEXAS WORKING FOR TANDY CORPORATION. HE'S A MIRACLE.
  • 00:50:50.120 --> 00:50:54.190
  • HE TOLD HIS FATHER HE'D FOLLOW IN MY FOOTSTEPS.
  • 00:50:54.210 --> 00:50:56.160
  • THEY LEFT VIETNAM NOT KNOWING IF
  • 00:50:56.180 --> 00:50:58.010
  • THEY'D EVEN SURVIVE.
  • 00:50:58.030 --> 00:51:00.090
  • ALMOST EVERYBODY ON THEIR BOAT DIED.
  • 00:51:00.110 --> 00:51:02.230
  • HE LIVED, HIS FAMILY LIVED.
  • 00:51:02.250 --> 00:51:04.240
  • HE ENDED UP IN THAT RADIO SHACK. I WALKED IN.
  • 00:51:04.260 --> 00:51:06.110
  • HE SAID, YOU'RE DAVE ROEVER!
  • 00:51:06.130 --> 00:51:07.250
  • I SAID, YES I AM. WHO YOU ARE?
  • 00:51:07.270 --> 00:51:09.080
  • HE SAID, I'M DAN DANG.
  • 00:51:09.100 --> 00:51:10.200
  • YOU CAME TO DA NANG.
  • 00:51:10.220 --> 00:51:12.030
  • HE SPOKE WHEN WAS A STUDENT THERE, AND YOU
  • 00:51:12.050 --> 00:51:13.160
  • SAID YOU CAME WITH THE M-16.
  • 00:51:13.180 --> 00:51:15.140
  • NOW YOU COME BACK WITH A JOHN 3:16.
  • 00:51:15.160 --> 00:51:19.150
  • - DANIEL, COME HERE, DANIEL.
  • 00:51:19.170 --> 00:51:21.060
  • SO DANIEL, STEP IN HERE.
  • 00:51:21.080 --> 00:51:23.130
  • - THIS IS THE MAN. HE WAS 15 YEARS OLD.
  • 00:51:23.150 --> 00:51:25.240
  • - SO YOU ARE ABLE TO ACCOMPLISH A LOT OF YOUR
  • 00:51:25.260 --> 00:51:29.230
  • VISION, YOUR DREAM, YOUR GOAL BECAUSE OF DANIEL
  • 00:51:29.250 --> 00:51:32.070
  • HERE, BECAUSE OF HIS ABILITY TO CONNECT.
  • 00:51:32.090 --> 00:51:35.280
  • WHAT IS YOUR MISSION STATEMENT, IN ESSENCE, NOW?
  • 00:51:36.000 --> 00:51:41.160
  • WHAT ARE YOU DOING?
  • 00:51:41.180 --> 00:51:43.140
  • - COMPASSION LEADS TO CONVERSION.
  • 00:51:43.160 --> 00:51:47.000
  • HOW CAN YOU WIN A CITY, A COUNTRY, A POLITICAL
  • 00:51:47.020 --> 00:51:49.090
  • SYSTEM, HOW CAN YOU WIN ANYTHING YOU DON'T LOVE?
  • 00:51:49.110 --> 00:51:51.110
  • - RIGHT.
  • 00:51:51.130 --> 00:51:53.140
  • - AND DAN AND I PUT IT IN OUR HEART TO PARTNER
  • 00:51:53.160 --> 00:51:56.040
  • TOGETHER ALL THESE YEARS, HE WORKS WITH THE
  • 00:51:56.060 --> 00:51:58.060
  • MINISTRY TODAY.
  • 00:51:58.080 --> 00:51:59.290
  • HE'S OVER ALL THE ROEVER CORPORATION; ROEVER
  • 00:52:00.030 --> 00:52:01.290
  • EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS, R.E.A.P.
  • 00:52:02.010 --> 00:52:04.080
  • OUR UNIVERSITY IS CALLED GLOBAL REAP.
  • 00:52:04.100 --> 00:52:06.180
  • HE HEADS UP THAT UNIVERSITY.
  • 00:52:06.200 --> 00:52:08.120
  • HE'S ONE OF THE MOST AMAZING MEN I'VE EVER
  • 00:52:08.140 --> 00:52:10.030
  • KNOWN, AND HE WAS 15 YEARS OLD IN DA NANG
  • 00:52:10.050 --> 00:52:11.240
  • WHEN HE HEARD ME TALK.
  • 00:52:11.260 --> 00:52:13.100
  • AND HE SAID I'LL FOLLOW IN
  • 00:52:13.120 --> 00:52:14.200
  • MR. ROEVER'S FOOTSTEPS.
  • 00:52:14.220 --> 00:52:16.110
  • I WALKED INTO THE RADIO SHACK THAT HE'S MANAGING
  • 00:52:16.130 --> 00:52:18.100
  • SOME FOUR HUNDRED AND SOME ODD RADIO SHACKS AT
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  • THAT TIME, A BIG MUCKITY MUCK WITH TANDY
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  • CORPORATION, AND HE LOOKS UP AND SAYS, I TOLD MY
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  • FATHER I'D FOLLOW IN YOUR FOOTSTEPS.
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  • I POINTED AT MY OFFICE DOOR AND SAID, THERE IT IS.
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  • WOOP, THERE IT IS. YOU MADE IT, BUBBA. YOU MADE IT.
  • 00:52:31.250 --> 00:52:35.050
  • AND I DIDN'T KNOW HE WAS THERE, HE DIDN'T KNOW I WAS THERE.
  • 00:52:35.070 --> 00:52:38.040
  • - WHERE DID YOU GET THAT PHRASE THAT YOU JUST USED?
  • 00:52:38.060 --> 00:52:40.270
  • WITHOUT COMPASSION...
  • 00:52:40.290 --> 00:52:43.210
  • - COMPASSION LEADS TO CONVERSION.
  • 00:52:43.230 --> 00:52:45.240
  • - WHERE DID YOU GET THAT?
  • 00:52:45.260 --> 00:52:47.080
  • - I WAS MENTORED UNDER BILLY GRAHAM FOR NINE
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  • YEARS TRAINING ME IN MASSIVE EVANGELISM.
  • 00:52:49.000 --> 00:52:51.060
  • I SPOKE ALL OVER THE UNITED STATES AND EUROPE
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  • AT THE BIG CRUSADES AND HAD MONDAY NIGHT TO SHARE
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  • MY STORY, AND DOCTOR...
  • 00:52:55.090 --> 00:52:58.250
  • HOW CAN I SAY ANYTHING BETTER?
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  • I DON'T WANT TO CALL HIM DOCTOR, BILLY IS MY
  • 00:53:02.090 --> 00:53:04.270
  • FRIEND, BUT OUT OF RESPECT DR. GRAHAM, BUT
  • 00:53:04.290 --> 00:53:07.130
  • BECAUSE OF DAN DANG, BECAUSE OF HIS
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  • WILLINGNESS TO BE USED BY GOD, HE WALKED AWAY FROM
  • 00:53:10.060 --> 00:53:12.160
  • A HUGE INCOME WITH TANDY TO SETTLE FOR A
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  • MENIAL INCOME BECAUSE I'M NOT A STRONG
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  • CORPORATION FINANCIALLY.
  • 00:53:19.290 --> 00:53:22.030
  • WE DON'T HOLD MONEY.
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  • IT COMES, AND BEFORE THE DAY'S OUT, IT'S ALREADY SPENT.
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  • I DIDN'T EVEN GET A CHANCE TO SEE THE
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  • FACE ON THE DOLLAR.
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  • HOLY COW, AND DANIEL, HE GAVE HIMSELF.
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  • STILL TO THIS DAY, I'VE NEVER KNOWN A DAY LIKE HIM.
  • 00:53:33.180 --> 00:53:35.270
  • HE WORKS 80-90 HOURS A WEEK, TRAVELS.
  • 00:53:35.290 --> 00:53:38.060
  • HOW MANY COUNTRIES THIS YEAR?
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  • JUST OFF THE TOP OF YOUR HEAD.
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  • - THIS YEAR SO FAR ABOUT SEVEN.
  • 00:53:41.040 --> 00:53:43.030
  • - SEVEN COUNTRIES THIS YEAR.
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  • - ESTABLISHING OUR GLOBAL REAP UNIVERSITY. WE ADDED 450.
  • 00:53:44.240 --> 00:53:49.080
  • - YES, SIR. SOME OF THEM FROM CONGO.
  • 00:53:49.100 --> 00:53:52.010
  • - CONGO.
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  • - 420 YESTERDAY.
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  • - 420.
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  • - RIGHT HERE IN VIETNAM, WE HAVE 420 STUDENTS.
  • 00:53:56.230 --> 00:53:59.070
  • - THAT WERE REGISTERED YESTERDAY?
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  • OR WHILE WE WERE HERE.
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  • WELL, WE'RE, LIKE YOU SAID, OVER 70.000.
  • 00:54:03.230 --> 00:54:06.080
  • PEOPLE CAN'T BELIEVE IT.
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  • THEY COME TO THE OFFICE SAYING, YOU'RE LYING,
  • 00:54:07.240 --> 00:54:09.030
  • YOU'RE EXAGGERATING. THEY SEE THE
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  • STACKS OF TESTS THAT HAVE TO BE SCORED.
  • 00:54:10.250 --> 00:54:13.280
  • 70 POUNDS PER STACK COVERING THE WHOLE FLOOR.
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  • THEY SAY, YEAH, WE BELIEVE YOU.
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  • IT'S HUGE, AND IT'S GROWING EVERY DAY, AND
  • 00:54:19.020 --> 00:54:21.180
  • VIETNAM HAS BEEN THE CATALYST FOR THIS
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  • WORLD-CHANGING ONLINE UNIVERSITY THAT'S GOING
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  • INTO COUNTRIES THAT NOBODY -- WE'RE RIGHT IN
  • 00:54:27.030 --> 00:54:30.100
  • THE MIDDLE OF BOKA HARAM, RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF
  • 00:54:30.120 --> 00:54:33.070
  • NIGERIA, NIGERIA, MATT.
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  • RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF BOKA HARAM WITH OUR
  • 00:54:35.200 --> 00:54:37.050
  • SCHOOL FLOURISHING.
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  • IT'S A GOD THING, AND IT STARTED IN VIETNAM.
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  • - BASICALLY, WHEN YOU LOOK HERE AND YOU THINK
  • 00:54:58.170 --> 00:55:02.060
  • ABOUT THE FACT THAT YOU CAME HERE FIRST AS A
  • 00:55:02.080 --> 00:55:06.010
  • SOLDIER, YOU CAME BACK LATER AS A SOLDIER,
  • 00:55:06.030 --> 00:55:10.230
  • DIFFERENT ARMY, AN ARMY OF THE LORD, AND NOW
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  • TODAY, KIND OF YOUR FINAL THOUGHTS IN REGARD TO
  • 00:55:16.260 --> 00:55:21.190
  • THIS PLACE.
  • 00:55:21.210 --> 00:55:24.030
  • WHAT DOES THIS PLACE MEAN TO YOU, DAVE ROEVER?
  • 00:55:24.050 --> 00:55:27.220
  • - I CAN ONLY TELL YOU THIS: WHEN I WAS BORN,
  • 00:55:27.240 --> 00:55:31.240
  • BEFORE I WAS BORN, GOD HAD A PLAN FOR MY LIFE.
  • 00:55:31.260 --> 00:55:34.040
  • AS I GREW UP, GOD HAD A PLAN FOR MY LIFE.
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  • I GO TO SCHOOL, AND I SPEAK IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • 00:55:36.100 --> 00:55:38.220
  • FOR 40 YEARS TO 7 MILLION PLUS STUDENTS, HE HAD A
  • 00:55:38.240 --> 00:55:40.240
  • PLAN FOR MY LIFE.
  • 00:55:40.260 --> 00:55:42.280
  • BUT IN THE MIDDLE OF WAS THE WAR THAT WOULD CHANGE
  • 00:55:43.000 --> 00:55:46.030
  • MY VERY PERSONALITY.
  • 00:55:46.050 --> 00:55:47.260
  • IT WOULD CHANGE MY COUNTENANCE, MY IMAGE.
  • 00:55:47.280 --> 00:55:50.030
  • I WOULD GO THROUGH HUMILIATION.
  • 00:55:50.050 --> 00:55:52.060
  • IT WAS DEVASTATING TO MY PSYCHE.
  • 00:55:52.080 --> 00:55:54.070
  • I LOOKED IN THE MIRROR, AND I DIDN'T KNOW WHO IT WAS.
  • 00:55:54.090 --> 00:55:56.120
  • ONE EYE, THIS ONE, TURNED GRAY.
  • 00:55:56.140 --> 00:55:58.210
  • NO EYELIDS, NO FACE OVER HERE.
  • 00:55:58.230 --> 00:56:00.140
  • IT WAS HORRIBLE.
  • 00:56:00.160 --> 00:56:02.030
  • I COME OVER HERE, AND CHILDREN WOULD LAUGH AT ME.
  • 00:56:02.050 --> 00:56:03.160
  • THEY THOUGHT I WAS A JOKE.
  • 00:56:03.180 --> 00:56:05.040
  • THEY DIDN'T UNDERSTAND.
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  • IT DIDN'T OFFEND ME.
  • 00:56:06.200 --> 00:56:08.030
  • IT SCARED ME, BUT IT DIDN'T OFFEND ME.
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  • I WOULD COME OVER HERE, AND I WOULD SIT IN MY
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  • HOTEL ROOM ALONE AND JUST WEEP SAYING, GOD, GIVE ME
  • 00:56:11.050 --> 00:56:13.140
  • THE COURAGE TO STEP OUTSIDE THIS HOTEL AND
  • 00:56:13.160 --> 00:56:15.170
  • WALK DOWN THE STREET WITH DAN.
  • 00:56:15.190 --> 00:56:17.150
  • AND THEN WE WOULD GO TO ORPHANAGE AFTER ORPHANAGE
  • 00:56:17.170 --> 00:56:19.150
  • AND BRING CANDY AND FOOD AND HOPE AND LAUGHTER AND
  • 00:56:19.170 --> 00:56:22.290
  • FUNDING TO THESE ORPHANAGES, AND I WOULD
  • 00:56:23.010 --> 00:56:25.190
  • GO BACK AND BRING BACK FUNDING.
  • 00:56:25.210 --> 00:56:27.120
  • WE BUILT AN EYE CARE CENTER CALLED 20/20 VISION.
  • 00:56:27.140 --> 00:56:30.290
  • AND WE DO SURGERY ON CHILDREN THAT HAVE
  • 00:56:31.010 --> 00:56:34.010
  • CATARACTS WHEN THEY'RE BORN.
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  • IF YOU DON'T GET IT BEFORE 12, THEY'RE
  • 00:56:35.280 --> 00:56:37.120
  • PERMANENTLY BLIND.
  • 00:56:37.140 --> 00:56:39.050
  • I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW MANY THOUSANDS OF KIDS HAVE
  • 00:56:39.070 --> 00:56:41.010
  • PERFECT VISION TODAY BECAUSE FOR 50 DOLLARS
  • 00:56:41.030 --> 00:56:43.020
  • PER EYE, WE CAME IN AND GAVE THEM VISION.
  • 00:56:43.040 --> 00:56:46.080
  • TOOK AWAY THOSE CATARACTS AND GAVE THEM A FUTURE.
  • 00:56:46.100 --> 00:56:49.230
  • THAT WAS JUST ONE TINY LITTLE THING, NOT TO
  • 00:56:49.250 --> 00:56:51.260
  • MENTION THE WHEELCHAIRS, THE BOATS, THE BLANKETS.
  • 00:56:51.280 --> 00:56:54.090
  • A RED CROSS BECAME MY RED CROSS VIRTUALLY.
  • 00:56:54.110 --> 00:56:57.270
  • I SUPPLIED EVERYTHING THEY NEEDED FOR SO MANY YEARS.
  • 00:56:57.290 --> 00:56:59.280
  • I COULD GO ON AND ON AND ON.
  • 00:57:00.020 --> 00:57:01.280
  • IT'S SO MUCH TO TELL.
  • 00:57:02.000 --> 00:57:04.020
  • WE STILL SCHOLARSHIP TO SHOULD DEGREE, BUT WE
  • 00:57:04.040 --> 00:57:06.090
  • SCHOLARSHIP THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS
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  • THROUGH PUBLIC SCHOOL.
  • 00:57:10.100 --> 00:57:12.000
  • THEN I WOULD TAKE THE BEST OF THE BEST AND
  • 00:57:12.020 --> 00:57:13.210
  • BRING THEM TO AMERICA AND PUT THEM IN AMERICAN
  • 00:57:13.230 --> 00:57:15.090
  • UNIVERSITIES AND LET THEM BE TRAINED TO THE HIGHEST
  • 00:57:15.110 --> 00:57:17.030
  • DEGREE POSSIBLE, SEND THEM BACK OVER HERE WITH
  • 00:57:17.050 --> 00:57:19.240
  • AN UNDERSTANDING OF HOPE AND FAITH AND GOD AND
  • 00:57:19.260 --> 00:57:22.040
  • THEIR OWN COUNTRY.
  • 00:57:22.060 --> 00:57:24.060
  • - HOW COULD YOU GO FROM WHERE YOU CAME FROM TO
  • 00:57:24.080 --> 00:57:29.250
  • CARING SO DEEPLY ABOUT THE VIETNAMESE PEOPLE?
  • 00:57:29.270 --> 00:57:35.010
  • - HOW CAN YOU NOT LOVE SOMETHING YOU BLED FOR,
  • 00:57:35.030 --> 00:57:38.130
  • YOU BURNED FOR, YOU'VE CRIED AT NIGHT IN THE
  • 00:57:38.150 --> 00:57:42.210
  • PAIN OF YOUR SOUL AND THE BANDAGE WAS YOUR PILLOW?
  • 00:57:42.230 --> 00:57:46.090
  • HOW CAN YOU MAKE THAT KIND OF
  • 00:57:46.110 --> 00:57:48.050
  • SACRIFICE/INVESTMENT INTO A PEOPLE AND NOT LOVE THEM?
  • 00:57:48.070 --> 00:57:50.190
  • I CANNOT NOT LOVE THEM.
  • 00:57:50.210 --> 00:57:54.250
  • I CANNOT NOT LOVE THESE PEOPLE. I LOVE THEM.
  • 00:57:54.270 --> 00:57:58.270
  • I CAN'T BELIEVE I CAN LOVE A COMMUNIST.
  • 00:57:58.290 --> 00:58:00.260
  • I LOVE THESE PEOPLE.
  • 00:58:00.280 --> 00:58:02.150
  • 17% I THINK IN THE NATION OF COMMUNIST.
  • 00:58:02.170 --> 00:58:05.050
  • IT DOESN'T MATTER IF THEY'RE CARD-CARRYING
  • 00:58:05.070 --> 00:58:06.290
  • OR NOT TO ME.
  • 00:58:07.010 --> 00:58:08.130
  • IF THEY'RE VIETNAMESE, I BLED FOR THEM.
  • 00:58:08.150 --> 00:58:09.210
  • I LOVE THIS COUNTRY.
  • 00:58:09.230 --> 00:58:11.050
  • THEY'LL BE CRITICS TO WHAT I SAY, BUT YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:58:11.070 --> 00:58:13.290
  • THEY'RE NOT STANDING HERE TODAY. I'M HERE TODAY.
  • 00:58:14.010 --> 00:58:17.280
  • I CAME, I SAW, AND I'M CONQUERING.
  • 00:58:18.000 --> 00:58:21.290
  • I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO
  • 00:58:22.010 --> 00:58:24.060
  • STRENGTHENS ME.
  • 00:58:24.080 --> 00:58:26.020
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