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July 6, 2019
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Inspire with Mike Kai

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  • (UPBEAT MUSIC)
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  • - HELLO EVERYBODY. THIS IS MIKE AND LISA KAI,
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  • WE'RE SO GRATEFUL TO BE ON THE HILLSONG CHANNEL.
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  • AND HONEY, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALLOWING ME
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  • TO BE ON THAT ARISE WOMEN'S CONFERENCE STAGE.
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  • - AND YOU'RE WELCOME, HONEY.
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  • YOU KNOW, ONE OF THE GREATEST THINGS ABOUT
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  • THE WOMEN'S MINISTRY HERE AT INSPIRE
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  • IS ARISE MINISTRY, WHICH WE ARE HERE
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  • TO LITERALLY RAISE UP WOMEN WHO ARE INFLUENCERS
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  • AND MAKING A BIG IMPACT IN THEIR LOCAL COMMUNITY
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  • AND EVEN IN THEIR OWN HOUSEHOLD.
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  • - ABSOLUTELY, IT'S POWERFUL.
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  • I HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF PREACHING AT THAT CONFERENCE
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  • WITH ROBERT MADU AND TAYLOR MADU AND OF COURSE LISA.
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  • AND THIS IS MY SESSION, THAT ONE TIME
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  • THAT I HAD THAT OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK
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  • AT A WOMEN'S CONFERENCE.
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  • BEAUTIFUL, SHE GETS OFF OF HER DONKEY
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  • AND SHE LOOKS AT HER DAD AND SHE SAYS,
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  • I NEED MORE, THIS IS INADEQUATE.
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  • I KNOW GOD GIVES GOOD THINGS.
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  • BUT I ALSO BELIEVE GOD WANTS YOU TO FIGHT FOR THINGS.
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  • I'M GIVING YOU DRY LAND, I WANNA SEE WHAT YOU DO ABOUT IT.
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  • I WANNA SEE IF YOU GONNA DIG, I WANNA SEE IF YOU GONNA ASK,
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  • I WANNA SEE WHAT YOU GONNA DO
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  • WITH THE CIRCUMSTANCE AND THE LAND THAT I'VE GIVEN YOU.
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  • I WANNA KNOW WHAT YOU GONNA DO WITH IT.
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  • SOMEBODY SAY AMEN. - [CONGREGATION] AMEN.
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  • - WHEN WE THINK ABOUT NUMBER ONE, HAVING THE COURAGE
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  • TO ASK, I THINK ABOUT THIS.
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  • YOU KNOW, ONE OF THE MOVIES THAT CHARACTERIZES MINE
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  • AND LISA'S MARRIAGE, OR IT DOESN'T CHARACTERIZE IT
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  • BUT REALLY STARTED IT OFF.
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  • PASTOR ROBERT SAID IT'S HOW YOU START, RIGHT?
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  • IT'S NOT NECESSARILY ABOUT THE FINISH,
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  • IT'S STARTING WELL AND THEN YOU FINISH WELL.
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  • BUT WHEN LISA AND I FIRST GOT MARRIED,
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  • WE, LET ME SHOW YOU A PICTURE OF "THE JOY LUCK CLUB"
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  • UP THERE EVERYBODY.
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  • SEE THAT PICTURE UP THERE? (CONGREGATION LAUGHING)
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  • OKAY, THAT'S "THE JOY LUCK CLUB".
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  • HOW MANY OF YOU HAVE SEEN THE MOVIE?
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  • SEEN THE MOVIE, SEEN THE MOVIE?
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  • RIGHT, HOW MANY OF YOU HAVE YET TO SEE THE MOVIE?
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  • YET TO SEE THE MOVIE, HAVE YET TO SEE THE MOVIE?
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  • OKAY, OKAY, YOU SHOULD SEE THE MOVIE.
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  • IT'S REALLY, REALLY GOOD. IT'S A GREAT MOVIE.
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  • WHEN LISA AND I GOT MARRIED, OVER 25 YEARS AGO,
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  • AND SHE AND I ENDED UP, WE WERE AT THE RECEPTION
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  • AND WE SAID OUR VOWS TO ONE ANOTHER
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  • AND EVERYBODY WAS AT THE RECEPTION AND EVERYBODY WAS
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  • LEAVING AND EVERYBODY WAS HUGGING US, GOD BLESS YOU.
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  • AND EVERYBODY WAS HUGGING US
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  • AND YOU KNOW THE RECEPTION LINE, EVERYBODY IS LEAVING.
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  • "OH, BYE, BYE," YOU KNOW, "OH, GOODBYE."
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  • I'M THINKING, "YEAH, GOODBYE.
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  • "I HOPE YOU LEFT MORE THAN THE AMOUNT OF THE PLATE
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  • "I SPENT FOR YOU. I HOPE IT WAS MORE THAN, I HOPE IT WAS."
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  • JUST A LITTLE TIP THERE, YOU GO TO A WEDDING,
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  • GIVE MORE THAN THE PLATE THAT IS ACTUALLY PAID FOR YOU.
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  • ANYWAY, MOVING RIGHT ALONG. (CONGREGATION LAUGHING)
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  • AND THEN THE LINE WAS SUPER LONG AND WE'RE LIKE,
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  • "HURRY UP, HURRY UP, HURRY UP, HURRY UP.
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  • "COME ON EVERYBODY, HURRY UP, HURRY UP.
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  • "WE WANNA GO UPSTAIRS ALREADY, COME ON.
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  • "HURRY UP, IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME, HURRY UP."
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  • AND PASTOR RALPH WALKS UP TO ME AT THE END OF THAT
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  • AND HE PUTS HIS FINGERS ON MY CHEST.
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  • LIKE FIRST OF ALL, NOBODY PUTS THEIR FINGER ON MY CHEST.
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  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHING)
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  • BUT HE PUT HIS FINGER ON MY CHEST.
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  • AND HE, "YOU OUGHTA BE A PASTOR."
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  • AND I WAS LIKE, "NO, I DON'T WANNA BE A PASTOR,"
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  • INSIDE AND I DIDN'T SAY THAT.
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  • I DIDN'T SAY IT, "STOP BUGGING ME,
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  • "I DON'T WANNA BE IN THE MINISTRY, STOP IT."
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  • I DIDN'T DO THAT BUT INSIDE I SHOULD HAVE.
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  • I WAS DOING IT. I SAID, "I WANNA BE IN BUSINESS.
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  • "I DON'T WANNA BE A PASTOR.
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  • "I DON'T WANNA DO WHAT YOU DO, I DON'T KNOW,
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  • "I DON'T WANNA DO THAT. I DON'T WANNA BE A PASTOR."
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  • CAN I TELL YOU THAT IT LITERALLY RUINED
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  • OUR HONEYMOON THAT NIGHT?
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  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHING)
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  • SHALL I SAY PREOCCUPIED? (CONGREGATION LAUGHING)
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  • SHALL I SAY HE MESSED WITH ME?
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  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHING)
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  • AND WHAT DO YOU WHEN THE HONEYMOON IS FAST?
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  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHING)
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  • AND YOU HAVE A LUNCH CEREMONY AND AN AFTERNOON RECEPTION?
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  • AND IT'S ONLY SEVEN O'CLOCK AND YOU'RE IN WAIKIKI.
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  • WELL OF COURSE YOU GO OUTSIDE AND YOU GO FOR A WALK
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  • WITH YOUR NEW BRIDE AND YOU WALK THE STREETS OF WAIKIKI,
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  • GOING, "WOW, IS THAT WHAT IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE LIKE?"
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  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHING) SO,
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  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHING)
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  • WE WALKED WAIKIKI.
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  • AND WE STOPPED IN FRONT OF CONSOLIDATED THEATER,
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  • WAIKIKI NUMBER THREE.
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  • BEFORE IT BECAME A ROSS.
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  • AND WE PULLED UP OVER THERE GUYS, WE PULLED UP OVER THERE,
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  • LADIES, I APOLOGIZE. WE PULL UP OVER THERE
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  • AND WHILE WE'RE THERE WE SEE THAT THERE'S A MOVIE PLAYING.
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  • IT'S "THE JOY LUCK CLUB".
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  • OH I'M HAPPY.
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  • AND SHE GOES, "LET'S GO SEE THE MOVIE."
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  • I'M LIKE, "I DON'T WANNA,
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  • "IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE, LIKE ROCKY V
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  • "OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT, SOMETHING ELSE?"
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  • SHE'S LIKE, "NO, LET'S GO SEE "THE JOY LUCK CLUB"."
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  • SO WE GO INTO THE MOVIE CALLED "THE JOY LUCK CLUB".
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  • IF YOU KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT, YOU'VE SEEN THE MOVIE,
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  • YOU KNOW EXACTLY WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT.
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  • AND WE WALK INTO THIS MOVIE
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  • AND IT IS THE MOST DEPRESSING MOVIE I'VE EVER SEEN.
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  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHING)
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  • AND I BEGIN TO SEE THESE WIVES' STORIES,
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  • THESE MOTHERS' STORIES AND THEIR FIVE DAUGHTERS.
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  • AND THE HOPES AND DREAMS THAT THEY HAVE FOR THEIR DAUGHTERS
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  • THAT DIDN'T WORK OUT FOR THEM.
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  • AND I'M GOING, "OH MY GOSH, I'VE WALKED INTO A MOVIE
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  • "OF CHINESE WOMEN AND CHINESE DRAMA.
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  • "WHY I JUST GOT MARRIED INTO A CHINESE FAMILY?
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  • "IS THIS WHAT'S HAPPENING?
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  • "DID I JUST BECOME AN HONORARY MEMBER
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  • "OF "THE JOY LUCK CLUB"?"
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  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHING)
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  • AND IN THIS MOVIE, IT CENTERS AROUND A GIRL NAMED JUNE,
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  • IF I GOT HER NAME RIGHT, AND THEN THERE'S HER ARCHRIVAL.
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  • HER NAME IS WAVERLEY. NOW I'M CHINESE, OKAY?
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  • HOW MANY OF YOU ARE CHINESE? OKAY, (SPEAKING IN CHINESE).
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  • ABOUT FOUR WEEKS LATE (SPEAKING IN CHINESE).
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  • AND I'M WALKING AND I'M WATCHING THE SHOW
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  • AND ALL OF A SUDDEN YOU SEE THIS GIRL NAMED WAVERLEY.
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  • WAVERLEY IS PERFECT.
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  • WAVERLEY HAS GOT IT ALL TOGETHER.
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  • WAVERLEY, WAVERLEY'S GOT STYLE.
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  • WAVERLEY'S GOT FASHION. WHAT?
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  • NO, NO, NO, NO. WAVERLEY.
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  • NO, NO, NO, YOU'RE WRONG. YOU WRONG.
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  • IT'S WAVERLEY, IT'S WAVERLEY.
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  • I'M TELLING YOU RIGHT NOW, IT'S WAVERLEY.
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  • SO, HER MOTHER, JUNE'S MOTHER,
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  • IS ALWAYS COMPARING HER TO WAVERLEY.
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  • "OH, WHY YOU NO BE MORE LIKE WAVERLEY?
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  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHING)
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  • "YOU NEED TO BE MORE LIKE WAVERLEY.
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  • "WAVERLEY IS PERFECT, YOU ARE NOT SO."
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  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHING)
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  • IF YOU SAW THE MOVIE, I'VE GOT THAT VOICE DOWN, DON'T I?
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  • THE MOTHER, THE MOTHER'S GOT A RASPY VOICE.
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  • AND THROUGHOUT THIS STORY THERE'S FIVE OF THESE DAUGHTERS
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  • AND THEY EACH GO THROUGH THEIR OWN SITUATION
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  • AND SCENARIO WITH THEIR MOTHERS
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  • AND THE MOTHERS' HOPES AND THE MOMS' DREAMS FOR EACH ONE.
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  • AND ABOUT TWO MONTHS AGO, LISA AND I WERE WATCHING,
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  • STAYING UP LATE AND WE DECIDED THAT WE WOULD WATCH
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  • "THE JOY LUCK CLUB".
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  • I'D PROBABLY SEEN IT ABOUT FIVE, SEVEN TIMES
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  • IN OUR MARRIAGE, BUT THIS TIME I FELT LIKE YOU KNOW,
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  • "I LOVE YOU SO MUCH, LET'S WATCH IT AGAIN."
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  • AND YOU KNOW WHAT?
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  • AT THE END OF THAT MOVIE, AND DURING THE MOVIE,
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  • I STARTED CRYING.
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  • I STARTED CRYING!
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  • AND I THOUGHT TO MYSELF, AT THAT MOMENT,
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  • IT'S ALL OF A SUDDEN, I GET YOU.
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  • I UNDERSTAND YOU.
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  • I GET YOU ALL OF A SUDDEN FROM "THE JOY LUCK CLUB".
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  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHING)
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  • I UNDERSTAND WHY YOU DIDN'T DREAM.
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  • I UNDERSTAND WHY YOU DUMBED IT DOWN.
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  • I UNDERSTOOD WHY SHE NEVER ASKED.
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  • LISA WOULD NEVER ASK FOR ANYTHING.
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  • SHE ASKS A LOT NOW BUT BACK THEN SHE,
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  • WHEN WE FIRST GOT MARRIED, SHE DIDN'T ASK FOR ANYTHING.
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  • SHE WAS A NUMBER TWO DAUGHTER, DIDN'T ASK.
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  • WASN'T THE NUMBER ONE SON, WASN'T THE OLDEST GIRL,
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  • SHE WAS NUMBER TWO, WASN'T THE BABY.
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  • LISA NEVER ASKED.
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  • AND I SEE A LOT OF ACSAH IN LISA, TODAY.
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  • BUT WHAT I SAW BACK THEN I GET NOW.
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  • YOU CAN TAKE THAT PICTURE OFF, IT'S DEPRESSING ME RIGHT NOW.
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  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHING) SORRY ABOUT THE WATER.
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  • AND WHAT I SEE IS I SEE THE GOD,
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  • YOU KNOW, WHEN WE STARTED THIS,
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  • WHEN WE STARTED ARISE, WE DIDN'T GO,
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  • "LET'S START A WOMEN'S CONFERENCE, CALL IT ARISE."
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  • "YES, LET'S DO IT." WE DIDN'T DO THAT.
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  • IT WAS YEARS AGO, YEARS AGO, YEARS--
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  • IT ALL STARTED WHEN WE WERE IN THE NEGEV,
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  • IN THE WAIKELE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CAFETERIA,
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  • THE NEGEV AND WHILE WE WERE IN THE NEGEV
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  • AND WE WERE A SMALLER CHURCH, MAYBE ABOUT 500 PEOPLE.
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  • I REMEMBER THAT PASTOR JOHN BEVERE WAS IN TOWN
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  • AND PASTOR ART SEPULVEDA FROM WORD OF LIFE SAID,
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  • I TEXTED HIM, AND SAID, "WOULD YOU MIND
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  • "IF I MET JOHN BEVERE?"
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  • HE GOES, "OH ABSOLUTELY, I'M NOT THERE
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  • "BUT MY TEAM WILL HOOK YOU UP."
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  • SO I SAT IN, HEARD HIS SERMON.
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  • THEY WHISKED ME UPSTAIRS AND I WENT UPSTAIRS TO THE OFFICE
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  • AND I MEET JOHN BEVERE FOR THE FIRST TIME.
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  • YOU KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT?
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  • I DON'T KNOW IF YOU KNOW THAT,
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  • BUT THAT'S LIKE A BIG DEAL BACK THEN.
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  • I MEAN, IT'S STILL A BIG DEAL FOR HIM
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  • TO BE IN OUR LIFE, BUT BACK THEN, WE DIDN'T HAVE NOBODY BIG.
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  • YOU KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT?
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  • WE HAD EVERYBODY WHO WAS GOOD
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  • BUT NOBODY WITH THAT KIND OF A BIG NAME.
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  • YOU KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT? YOU FEEL ME?
  • 00:09:22.220 --> 00:09:24.150
  • ALL RIGHT, OKAY, GOOD. SO ANYWAY, I REMEMBER I'M LIKE,
  • 00:09:24.160 --> 00:09:27.080
  • "OH MY GOSH, IT'S JOHN BEVERE,
  • 00:09:27.090 --> 00:09:28.180
  • "BAIT OF SATAN, OH MY GOSH, UNDERCOVER,
  • 00:09:28.290 --> 00:09:30.030
  • "I WONDER IF HE SEES ALL MY SINS RIGHT NOW."
  • 00:09:30.140 --> 00:09:32.140
  • YOU KNOW, I'M LIKE, OH.
  • 00:09:32.200 --> 00:09:33.250
  • AND YOU KNOW, I WALK UP INTO THE OFFICE
  • 00:09:34.050 --> 00:09:35.080
  • AND THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN THERE HE IS.
  • 00:09:35.190 --> 00:09:36.260
  • HE GOES, "MIKE, NICE TO MEET YOU."
  • 00:09:37.050 --> 00:09:38.190
  • I SAID, "NICE TO MEET YOU TOO PASTOR."
  • 00:09:38.290 --> 00:09:40.110
  • HE GOES, "NO, JUST CALL ME JOHN."
  • 00:09:40.200 --> 00:09:41.250
  • I GO, "OH, IT'S NICE TO MEET YOU JOHN."
  • 00:09:42.050 --> 00:09:43.020
  • HE GOES, "TELL ME, MIKE, MIKE, DO YOU GOLF?"
  • 00:09:43.140 --> 00:09:44.240
  • AND BACK THEN I DIDN'T GOLF, RIGHT, I GOLF TODAY.
  • 00:09:45.050 --> 00:09:46.270
  • BACK THEN I THOUGHT GOLF WAS A NON-ATHLETIC SPORT,
  • 00:09:46.280 --> 00:09:50.080
  • IT'S ALL SKILL, YOU KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT?
  • 00:09:50.190 --> 00:09:52.000
  • IT'S LIKE, "NO, LOOK AT THOSE GUYS ON TV,
  • 00:09:52.100 --> 00:09:53.190
  • "THEY DON'T LOOK LIKE ATHLETES.
  • 00:09:53.290 --> 00:09:55.010
  • "THEY CAN'T EVEN RUN, YOU KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT?
  • 00:09:55.140 --> 00:09:56.260
  • "SERIOUS." AND TODAY I KINDA THINK THAT GOLF
  • 00:09:56.270 --> 00:10:00.050
  • IS REALLY JUST A SKILLFUL GAME, NOT AN ATHLETIC GAME.
  • 00:10:00.150 --> 00:10:02.130
  • ANYWAY, I DIGRESS.
  • 00:10:02.200 --> 00:10:04.120
  • SO HE GOES, "MIKE, DO YOU GOLF?"
  • 00:10:04.200 --> 00:10:07.170
  • I SAID, "NO, BUT I LOOK GOOD IN THE CLOTHES."
  • 00:10:07.290 --> 00:10:10.150
  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHING) HE DIDN'T LAUGH.
  • 00:10:10.250 --> 00:10:13.080
  • I SAID, CONVERSATION'S OVER, WE DIDN'T REALLY TALK AFTER
  • 00:10:13.200 --> 00:10:16.010
  • THAT, I WAS LIKE MY ONE CHANCE OF MEETING JOHN BEVERE
  • 00:10:16.140 --> 00:10:18.110
  • AND I GET COCKY.
  • 00:10:18.190 --> 00:10:20.150
  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHING)
  • 00:10:20.240 --> 00:10:24.170
  • WE CONNECTED WITH JOHN, JOHN CONNECTED WITH US
  • 00:10:24.180 --> 00:10:26.230
  • AND THROUGH SOME INCREDIBLE CIRCUMSTANCES,
  • 00:10:26.240 --> 00:10:28.220
  • JOHN SAID, "YEAH, I WOULD LOVE TO COME AND SPEAK
  • 00:10:28.230 --> 00:10:30.090
  • "AT YOUR VERY FIRST EQUIP AND INSPIRE CONFERENCE."
  • 00:10:30.200 --> 00:10:33.260
  • SO IT WAS HIM AND BEN HOUSTON AND THEY CAME
  • 00:10:34.050 --> 00:10:35.240
  • AND IT WAS AWESOME.
  • 00:10:35.250 --> 00:10:38.060
  • JOHN JUST IMPARTED SO MUCH TO US THAT I REALLY BELIEVE
  • 00:10:38.190 --> 00:10:41.030
  • THAT THE CHURCH WE ARE TODAY IS BECAUSE
  • 00:10:41.040 --> 00:10:42.120
  • OF HOW JOHN SPOKE OVER US.
  • 00:10:42.200 --> 00:10:44.250
  • AND SPOKE INTO OUR LIVES AND LISA AND I HAVE
  • 00:10:45.040 --> 00:10:46.150
  • NEVER BEEN THE SAME SINCE. GOD HAS USED JOHN BEVERE.
  • 00:10:46.160 --> 00:10:49.220
  • BUT I REMEMBER WE WERE HAVING LUNCH THAT ONE DAY
  • 00:10:49.230 --> 00:10:51.280
  • AND WHILE WE WERE HAVING LUNCH,
  • 00:10:52.050 --> 00:10:53.160
  • WE'RE SITING AROUND AT THE TABLE,
  • 00:10:53.250 --> 00:10:54.190
  • AND WE'RE SITTING AT THIS TABLE
  • 00:10:54.290 --> 00:10:56.160
  • AND THIS IS BEFORE ARISE EVEN BEGAN.
  • 00:10:56.250 --> 00:10:58.060
  • AND WE'RE SITTING AT THAT TABLE AND LISA GOES,
  • 00:10:58.070 --> 00:11:00.230
  • "I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOUR WIFE COME
  • 00:11:01.020 --> 00:11:02.290
  • "AND SPEAK AT OUR CONFERENCE."
  • 00:11:03.070 --> 00:11:05.040
  • WE DIDN'T EVEN HAVE ONE YET. (CONGREGATION LAUGHING)
  • 00:11:05.160 --> 00:11:09.090
  • SHE'S MAKING IT UP.
  • 00:11:09.160 --> 00:11:10.220
  • "OH WE'D LOVE FOR HIM TO COME AND SPEAK AT OUR CONFERENCE."
  • 00:11:11.060 --> 00:11:12.290
  • HE GOES, "EXCUSE ME,
  • 00:11:13.060 --> 00:11:14.040
  • "BUT HAVE YOU EVER HEARD HER SPEAK BEFORE?" "NO."
  • 00:11:14.050 --> 00:11:16.220
  • OKAY, HE GOES, "YOU KNOW WHAT YOU NEED TO DO,
  • 00:11:17.010 --> 00:11:19.090
  • "IS YOU NEED TO FLY TO AUSTRALIA
  • 00:11:19.160 --> 00:11:21.050
  • "AND GO TO THE COLOR CONFERENCE
  • 00:11:21.120 --> 00:11:22.240
  • "BECAUSE SHE'S GONNA BE THERE. I'LL HOOK YOU UP.
  • 00:11:22.250 --> 00:11:24.180
  • "I'LL MAKE SURE SHE CAN MEET YOU.
  • 00:11:24.270 --> 00:11:25.140
  • "BEN, CAN YOU GET HER IN?"
  • 00:11:25.220 --> 00:11:26.180
  • "YEAH, I CAN GET HER IN, IT'S SOLD OUT."
  • 00:11:26.190 --> 00:11:28.040
  • SHE'S LIKE OKAY. SO SHE'S LIKE, "NO, I DON'T WANNA GO."
  • 00:11:28.160 --> 00:11:30.270
  • AND I'M LIKE, "NO, YOU NEED TO GO."
  • 00:11:31.060 --> 00:11:32.070
  • SHE'S LIKE, "NO, I DON'T WANNA GO."
  • 00:11:32.160 --> 00:11:33.160
  • SHE GOES, "NO, I DON'T WANNA GO.
  • 00:11:33.260 --> 00:11:35.170
  • "WE'RE JUST GOING TO ARGENTINA.
  • 00:11:35.260 --> 00:11:36.250
  • "AND I'M GONNA GET OFF THE PLANE
  • 00:11:36.260 --> 00:11:38.240
  • "AND THE NEXT DAY I'M GOING,"
  • 00:11:39.010 --> 00:11:40.020
  • ARGENTINA, LEMME TELL YOU WHY ARGENTINA.
  • 00:11:40.120 --> 00:11:42.180
  • BECAUSE WE WERE GOING ON A VACATION TO ARGENTINA.
  • 00:11:42.270 --> 00:11:44.190
  • WE HAD ACCUMULATED ALL THESE MILES.
  • 00:11:44.200 --> 00:11:46.140
  • I NO LONGER WORKED FOR THE AIRLINES
  • 00:11:46.150 --> 00:11:47.250
  • AND I HAD ACCUMULATED ALL THESE MILES.
  • 00:11:48.060 --> 00:11:49.100
  • IT WAS A ONCE IN A LIFETIME VACATION OPPORTUNITY
  • 00:11:49.210 --> 00:11:51.240
  • TO GO TO ARGENTINA WITH MY WIFE.
  • 00:11:52.010 --> 00:11:53.270
  • SO I TOLD HER WE'RE GONNA GO TO ARGENTINA ON VACATION.
  • 00:11:53.280 --> 00:11:55.170
  • SHE GOES, "I DON'T WANNA GO TO ARGENTINA."
  • 00:11:55.260 --> 00:11:57.210
  • I WAS LIKE, "IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT YOU WANT,"
  • 00:11:58.020 --> 00:11:59.250
  • I'M THINKING TO MYSELF. (CONGREGATION LAUGHING)
  • 00:12:00.080 --> 00:12:01.210
  • "WE'RE GONNA GO TO ARGENTINA."
  • 00:12:01.280 --> 00:12:02.250
  • SHE GOES, "I DON'T WANNA GO TO ARGENTINA."
  • 00:12:02.260 --> 00:12:04.030
  • "ALL RIGHT, OKAY, ALL RIGHT, ALL RIGHT."
  • 00:12:04.130 --> 00:12:05.150
  • SHE WENT TO BED AND THAT NIGHT WHILE SHE WAS SLEEPING,
  • 00:12:05.160 --> 00:12:07.000
  • I BOOKED TWO TICKETS TO ARGENTINA.
  • 00:12:07.090 --> 00:12:09.070
  • (CONGREGATION CLAPPING) WE'RE GOING, WE'RE GOING.
  • 00:12:09.180 --> 00:12:12.190
  • WHY ARGENTINA?
  • 00:12:12.200 --> 00:12:14.120
  • BECAUSE WHEN I WAS YOUNGER, I WAS 12 YEARS OLD,
  • 00:12:14.230 --> 00:12:17.190
  • AND I WENT WITH MY MOM TO THE PHILIPPINES
  • 00:12:17.290 --> 00:12:21.000
  • FOR AN ENTIRE MONTH, A WHOLE MONTH IN THE PHILIPPINES.
  • 00:12:21.130 --> 00:12:24.080
  • I'M 12 YEARS OLD, A WHOLE MONTH IN THE PHILIPPINES, LADIES,
  • 00:12:24.190 --> 00:12:26.270
  • A WHOLE MONTH. (CONGREGATION LAUGHING)
  • 00:12:26.280 --> 00:12:31.050
  • JAY GALLEGOS HERE IN THE SECOND ROW,
  • 00:12:31.140 --> 00:12:32.170
  • SHE GREW UP IN THE PHILIPPINES.
  • 00:12:32.180 --> 00:12:34.060
  • I LOVE YOUR COUNTRY, BUT ONE MONTH IS PLENTY.
  • 00:12:34.180 --> 00:12:36.280
  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHING)
  • 00:12:36.290 --> 00:12:39.200
  • BUT I WAS THERE FOR AN ENTIRE MONTH.
  • 00:12:39.290 --> 00:12:41.260
  • NONE OF MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS WANTED TO GO.
  • 00:12:42.080 --> 00:12:44.140
  • NONE OF THEM WANTED TO GO.
  • 00:12:44.230 --> 00:12:45.160
  • I WAS THE ONLY ONE THAT WANTED TO GO
  • 00:12:45.240 --> 00:12:47.040
  • AND I ONLY, THE ONLY REASON I WANTED TO GO
  • 00:12:47.140 --> 00:12:48.220
  • WAS BECAUSE I DID NOT WANNA BE WITHOUT MY MOM
  • 00:12:49.030 --> 00:12:51.090
  • FOR OVER A MONTH.
  • 00:12:51.140 --> 00:12:53.000
  • SO I WENT AND I ENDURED SNAKES, I ENDURED EVERYTHING
  • 00:12:53.130 --> 00:12:56.140
  • THAT THEY SAID WERE THERE,
  • 00:12:56.230 --> 00:12:57.210
  • BECAUSE I WANTED TO BE WITH MY MOM.
  • 00:12:57.220 --> 00:12:59.130
  • I WAS CLOSE TO MY MOM.
  • 00:12:59.140 --> 00:13:01.050
  • MY TWO BROTHERS DIDN'T WANNA GO, MY SISTER DIDN'T WANNA GO.
  • 00:13:01.170 --> 00:13:03.150
  • MY DAD DIDN'T WANNA GO.
  • 00:13:03.160 --> 00:13:04.210
  • MY GRANDPARENTS PAID FOR EVERYBODY.
  • 00:13:04.220 --> 00:13:05.290
  • SO I WENT ON A TRIP TO THE PHILIPPINES.
  • 00:13:06.050 --> 00:13:08.040
  • FOR A MONTH.
  • 00:13:08.100 --> 00:13:09.270
  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHING)
  • 00:13:10.050 --> 00:13:11.290
  • NOT ONLY WAS I THE ONLY ONE THAT WENT,
  • 00:13:12.000 --> 00:13:13.250
  • MY GRANDMOTHER WENT, MY GRANDFATHER WENT
  • 00:13:14.050 --> 00:13:15.160
  • AND MY MOM AND MY AUNTIE AND MY OTHER AUNTIE.
  • 00:13:15.250 --> 00:13:19.150
  • SO I'VE GOT THREE WOMEN AROUND ME FOR A MONTH.
  • 00:13:19.260 --> 00:13:25.020
  • AND I'M TELLING YOU, I LEARNED THINGS
  • 00:13:25.110 --> 00:13:26.100
  • THAT A 12 YEAR OLD BOY DIDN'T NEED TO LEARN YET.
  • 00:13:26.210 --> 00:13:29.180
  • I LEARNED ABOUT BIOLOGY, I LEARNED ABOUT CYCLES,
  • 00:13:29.190 --> 00:13:34.030
  • I LEARNED ABOUT STUFF THAT A 12 YEAR OLD BOY
  • 00:13:34.150 --> 00:13:36.280
  • DOESN'T NEED TO KNOW. (CONGREGATION LAUGHING)
  • 00:13:36.290 --> 00:13:41.070
  • FOR THAT WHOLE TIME. I SAW MOOD SWINGS, EVERYBODY.
  • 00:13:41.200 --> 00:13:44.000
  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHING)
  • 00:13:44.010 --> 00:13:46.230
  • I SAW CAT FIGHTS, I SAW A CAT FIGHT.
  • 00:13:46.240 --> 00:13:49.190
  • THERE WAS A CAT FIGHT, MY MOM AND MY AUNTIE WERE ARGUING.
  • 00:13:50.000 --> 00:13:53.200
  • IT WAS CRAZY.
  • 00:13:53.250 --> 00:13:54.230
  • BUT WHILE I WAS THERE, THE MOST MEMORABLE THING
  • 00:13:55.050 --> 00:13:57.180
  • THAT STUCK INTO MY HEAD WAS THIS SONG
  • 00:13:57.190 --> 00:13:59.240
  • THAT KEPT COMING OUT, THE SONG.
  • 00:14:00.030 --> 00:14:03.190
  • THE WHOLE TIME, I'M TALKING ABOUT,
  • 00:14:03.280 --> 00:14:05.140
  • THIS IS LIKE THE LATE 70S, EARLY 80S.
  • 00:14:05.220 --> 00:14:07.210
  • AND THE SONG WAS "DON'T CRY FOR ME ARGENTINA".
  • 00:14:08.020 --> 00:14:11.080
  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHING) I'D HEAR IT ALL THE TIME,
  • 00:14:11.090 --> 00:14:15.050
  • EVERY SINGLE SHOPPING CENTER HAD IT.
  • 00:14:15.130 --> 00:14:17.080
  • [SINGING] DON'T CRY FOR ME ARGENTINA,
  • 00:14:17.180 --> 00:14:19.170
  • THE TRUTH IS I NEVER LEFT YOU.
  • 00:14:19.270 --> 00:14:23.100
  • ALL THROUGH MY DYING DAYS, MY MAD EXISTENCE,
  • 00:14:23.220 --> 00:14:25.220
  • I KEPT MY PROMISE, YOU KEEP YOUR DISTANCE.
  • 00:14:26.030 --> 00:14:29.130
  • (CONGREGATION CHEERING)
  • 00:14:29.220 --> 00:14:32.220
  • AND I TOLD MY MOM, I SAID, "ONE DAY, I'MA FIND OUT
  • 00:14:33.030 --> 00:14:34.200
  • "WHY THAT LADY SAID STOP CRYING FOR ME," AND I MEANT IT.
  • 00:14:35.020 --> 00:14:40.180
  • AND THAT'S WHY WE ENDED UP IN ARGENTINA.
  • 00:14:40.280 --> 00:14:42.080
  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHING)
  • 00:14:42.170 --> 00:14:45.010
  • I NEEDED TO GO SEE WHY ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER WROTE A PLAY
  • 00:14:45.130 --> 00:14:48.060
  • ON THIS WOMEN EVITA.
  • 00:14:48.130 --> 00:14:51.020
  • A DIFFERENT KIND OF AN EMPOWERMENT OF A WOMAN.
  • 00:14:51.130 --> 00:14:53.090
  • DIFFERENT. BUT WHEN I WAS THERE, THERE'S ANOTHER SONG
  • 00:14:53.220 --> 00:14:56.140
  • THAT STUCK OUT IN MY HEAD. THERE'S ONLY TWO SONGS.
  • 00:14:56.270 --> 00:14:58.140
  • THERE'S "DON'T CRY FOR ME ARGENTINA" AND THE SECOND ONE,
  • 00:14:58.270 --> 00:15:00.200
  • WAS "FUNKY TOWN". (CONGREGATION LAUGHING)
  • 00:15:01.000 --> 00:15:03.010
  • THE WHOLE TIME.
  • 00:15:03.090 --> 00:15:04.060
  • PAM, PAM, PAM, PAM, PAM, PAM, PAM, PAM, PAM.
  • 00:15:04.150 --> 00:15:05.270
  • THE WHOLE TIME. WON'T YOU TAKE ME TO FUNKY TOWN?
  • 00:15:06.090 --> 00:15:09.070
  • THE WHOLE TIME.
  • 00:15:09.140 --> 00:15:11.270
  • SO WE GO ON OUR TRIP TO ARGENTINA.
  • 00:15:11.280 --> 00:15:15.030
  • WE COME BACK, LISA PACKS
  • 00:15:15.100 --> 00:15:16.100
  • AND SHE GOES THE NEXT DAY TO AUSTRALIA.
  • 00:15:16.200 --> 00:15:18.150
  • I'M LIKE, "YES LORD, GOD, DO SOMETHING.
  • 00:15:18.250 --> 00:15:20.260
  • "IF SHE CAN JUST SEE IT, GOD, IF SHE CAN JUST SEE THIS,
  • 00:15:21.090 --> 00:15:24.160
  • "LORD, WHACK HER, SPANK HER, LORD.
  • 00:15:24.250 --> 00:15:26.280
  • "NICELY, BUT GET HER."
  • 00:15:27.040 --> 00:15:30.100
  • AND SHE GOT THERE, SHE WAS GIVEN THE VIP TREATMENT.
  • 00:15:30.110 --> 00:15:31.290
  • THEY PICKED HER UP AND SHE WAS IN HER OWN HOTEL ROOM
  • 00:15:32.100 --> 00:15:34.220
  • FOR AN ENTIRE WEEK.
  • 00:15:34.290 --> 00:15:35.260
  • NO KIDS, NO HUSBAND, NOBODY BOTHERING HER.
  • 00:15:35.270 --> 00:15:38.160
  • SHE DIDN'T TEXT ME BACK VERY OFTEN.
  • 00:15:38.250 --> 00:15:40.050
  • I WAS KINDA IRRITATED.
  • 00:15:40.140 --> 00:15:42.010
  • I CALLED HER UP AND SAID, "HEY BABE, HOW'S IT GOING?"
  • 00:15:42.140 --> 00:15:43.180
  • SHE GOES, "GOOD, GOOD, I GOTTA GO, I GOTTA GO."
  • 00:15:43.290 --> 00:15:45.150
  • I SAID, "WHAT? I GOTTA GO, I GOTTA GO." SHE KEEPS ON.
  • 00:15:45.160 --> 00:15:48.060
  • "I GOTTA GO, I GOTTA GO, I GOTTA GO, I GOTTA GO."
  • 00:15:48.150 --> 00:15:49.220
  • I'M LIKE, "GO THEN. ALL RIGHT, BYE, LOVE YOU."
  • 00:15:50.040 --> 00:15:52.160
  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHING)
  • 00:15:52.240 --> 00:15:54.200
  • WE DIDN'T CONVERSE VERY MUCH ON THAT TRIP
  • 00:15:55.000 --> 00:15:56.240
  • AND SHE CAME HOME THAT WEEK AND WHEN SHE GOT HOME,
  • 00:15:57.040 --> 00:15:59.160
  • YOU KNOW, WHEN SHE GOT HOME, I SAID,
  • 00:15:59.250 --> 00:16:02.100
  • "SO TELL ME, WHAT HAPPENED? TELL ME, HOW WAS IT?
  • 00:16:02.210 --> 00:16:05.080
  • "HOW WAS IT? HOW WAS IT?"
  • 00:16:05.160 --> 00:16:07.010
  • IT'S KINDA LIKE YOU SENDING YOUR HUSBAND
  • 00:16:07.110 --> 00:16:08.230
  • TO THE KINGDOM MAN CONFERENCE. YOU LIKE, "WHAT DID YOU LEARN?
  • 00:16:09.060 --> 00:16:12.240
  • "HOW ARE WE CHANGING?" (CONGREGATION LAUGHING)
  • 00:16:13.060 --> 00:16:17.050
  • AND I'M LIKE, "WHAT DID YOU LEARN?"
  • 00:16:17.160 --> 00:16:18.250
  • SHE WAS, "I DON'T WANNA TALK ABOUT IT."
  • 00:16:19.060 --> 00:16:20.250
  • I WAS LIKE, "WHAT?"
  • 00:16:21.020 --> 00:16:22.190
  • "I DON'T WANNA TALK ABOUT IT, I'M NOT READY,
  • 00:16:23.010 --> 00:16:24.010
  • "I'M NOT READY, I'M NOT READY."
  • 00:16:24.110 --> 00:16:26.250
  • I'M LIKE, "ALL RIGHT THEN, WHATEVER."
  • 00:16:27.060 --> 00:16:29.010
  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHING)
  • 00:16:29.070 --> 00:16:30.240
  • ABOUT TWO WEEKS LATER, SHE'S READY.
  • 00:16:30.250 --> 00:16:33.000
  • AND I'M HAVING COFFEE WITH HER
  • 00:16:33.010 --> 00:16:35.050
  • AND THIS STARTS TO SPILL OUT.
  • 00:16:35.060 --> 00:16:39.080
  • AND I SAID, "WOW."
  • 00:16:39.160 --> 00:16:43.130
  • WE NEVER THOUGHT THAT IT WOULD TURN OUT TO BE LIKE THIS.
  • 00:16:43.260 --> 00:16:49.200
  • WE WERE NOT, WE WERE RELUCTANT TO ASK FOR MORE.
  • 00:16:50.010 --> 00:16:53.240
  • WE'VE NEVER BEEN "MORE" PEOPLE ALL OUR LIVES.
  • 00:16:54.060 --> 00:16:56.180
  • WE'VE NEVER BEEN MORE PEOPLE ALL OUR LIVES.
  • 00:16:56.190 --> 00:16:59.180
  • WE WERE NOT EXPOSED TO THAT, TO ASK FOR MORE.
  • 00:16:59.270 --> 00:17:04.220
  • AND WHEN WE ASKED FOR MORE, NUMBER ONE,
  • 00:17:04.230 --> 00:17:09.130
  • THAT WAS THE POINT, DID THEY PUT THAT UP THERE?
  • 00:17:09.240 --> 00:17:11.090
  • THE COURAGE TO ASK FOR MORE. THANK YOU.
  • 00:17:11.190 --> 00:17:13.230
  • NUMBER TWO,
  • 00:17:13.290 --> 00:17:17.210
  • GOD WANTS TO DO MORE WITH YOUR MORE.
  • 00:17:17.290 --> 00:17:23.220
  • GOD WANTS TO DO MORE WITH YOUR MORE.
  • 00:17:24.030 --> 00:17:29.000
  • LIKE ARE YOU ASKING OR HAVE YOU STOPPED ASKING?
  • 00:17:29.010 --> 00:17:31.020
  • ARE YOU DREAMING OR HAVE YOU STOPPED DREAMING?
  • 00:17:31.130 --> 00:17:33.000
  • ARE YOU THINKING, "NO, THAT'S ONLY FOR THOSE PEOPLE?"
  • 00:17:33.130 --> 00:17:35.060
  • YOU KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT?
  • 00:17:35.140 --> 00:17:36.100
  • I WANT YOU TO ASK FOR MORE.
  • 00:17:36.180 --> 00:17:38.250
  • AND TRUST GOD FOR MORE AND TRUST THAT HE CAN DO MORE
  • 00:17:39.080 --> 00:17:41.230
  • WITH YOUR MORE IN JESUS NAME.
  • 00:17:42.030 --> 00:17:44.110
  • (CONGREGATION CLAPPING AND CHEERING)
  • 00:17:44.120 --> 00:17:46.180
  • WHEN YOU BEGIN TO ASK FOR MORE,
  • 00:17:46.280 --> 00:17:48.100
  • EPHESIANS CHAPTER THREE, VERSE 20 SAYS THIS,
  • 00:17:48.110 --> 00:17:50.240
  • NOW TO HIM WHO IS ABLE TO DO EXCEEDINGLY ABUNDANTLY
  • 00:17:50.250 --> 00:17:53.250
  • ABOVE ALL THAT WE ASK OR EVEN THINK,
  • 00:17:54.030 --> 00:17:56.130
  • GOD WANTS TO DO MORE WITH YOUR MORE.
  • 00:17:56.230 --> 00:18:02.150
  • LADIES, LISTEN TO THIS.
  • 00:18:02.160 --> 00:18:05.120
  • WHEN WE FIRST BOUGHT, WHEN WE BOUGHT OUR FIRST HOUSE
  • 00:18:05.250 --> 00:18:07.220
  • AND WHEN WE WERE YOUNGER,
  • 00:18:08.000 --> 00:18:10.220
  • AND IT WAS WHEN THE COST WAS LOWER
  • 00:18:11.010 --> 00:18:13.200
  • AND THE INTEREST RATES WERE REALLY HIGH.
  • 00:18:14.000 --> 00:18:15.270
  • THAT WAS THE OPPOSITE, WAS LIKE LOW COST,
  • 00:18:15.280 --> 00:18:18.000
  • HIGH INTEREST RATES.
  • 00:18:18.010 --> 00:18:19.090
  • BACK IN THE DAY, I'M TELLING YOU RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:18:19.150 --> 00:18:20.130
  • AND PASTOR REMINDED ME TO ALWAYS SAVE MY MONEY,
  • 00:18:20.250 --> 00:18:23.010
  • ALWAYS PUT MONEY AWAY IN MY 401K, MY 403B,
  • 00:18:23.100 --> 00:18:26.070
  • ALWAYS SAVE MONEY AND SO THAT'S WHAT WE DID.
  • 00:18:26.080 --> 00:18:28.020
  • AND THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN WE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY
  • 00:18:28.110 --> 00:18:29.170
  • TO BUY THIS HOUSE. BEFORE I BOUGHT THE HOUSE,
  • 00:18:29.180 --> 00:18:31.230
  • I WAS ALWAYS BEEN A MAN OF PRAYER, OF SPECIFIC PRAYER.
  • 00:18:32.050 --> 00:18:34.170
  • REMEMBER, YOU KNOW THE STORY WHEN I PRAYED
  • 00:18:34.180 --> 00:18:36.130
  • FOR A WIFE LIKE LISA, I SAID,
  • 00:18:36.200 --> 00:18:37.250
  • "FIVE FOOT NINE, GORGEOUS CHINESE,
  • 00:18:37.260 --> 00:18:39.170
  • "LOVES JESUS MORE THAN ME,"
  • 00:18:39.250 --> 00:18:40.290
  • AND THAT'S WHAT I GOT.
  • 00:18:41.050 --> 00:18:41.290
  • SO I'VE GOT A TRACK RECORD WITH GOD
  • 00:18:42.100 --> 00:18:44.120
  • OF ANSWERING PRAYER FOR ME.
  • 00:18:44.200 --> 00:18:46.050
  • SO THEN WHEN I ASKED FOR A HOUSE, I SAID,
  • 00:18:46.150 --> 00:18:47.170
  • "LORD, CAN I PLEASE RENT A HOUSE IN KANEOHE,
  • 00:18:47.180 --> 00:18:51.080
  • "AT THE END OF A CUL-DE-SAC WITH A PARK IN THE BACKYARD
  • 00:18:51.200 --> 00:18:55.220
  • "AND A BASKETBALL COURT THERE WITH NO LIGHTS PLEASE."
  • 00:18:56.050 --> 00:18:58.200
  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHING)
  • 00:18:58.260 --> 00:19:00.190
  • CAN I TELL YOU THAT'S EXACTLY THE HOUSE I GOT.
  • 00:19:00.200 --> 00:19:04.130
  • IT WAS ON EKEPUU PLACE.
  • 00:19:04.220 --> 00:19:07.080
  • IN THE BACK WAS A PLACE CALLED SOUZA'S AREA, ANCHOR CHURCH,
  • 00:19:07.220 --> 00:19:09.220
  • SOUZA'S AREA THERE ON THE TOP WITH A BLACKTOP THERE
  • 00:19:10.030 --> 00:19:12.120
  • AND NO LIGHTS, EVERYBODY.
  • 00:19:12.130 --> 00:19:14.040
  • I'M TELLING YOU, YOU ASK,
  • 00:19:14.120 --> 00:19:15.220
  • GOD GIVES YOU EXACTLY WHAT YOU ASK FOR.
  • 00:19:16.020 --> 00:19:18.020
  • (CONGREGATION CLAPPING)
  • 00:19:18.030 --> 00:19:20.020
  • SO WHEN WE GOT THAT, I WAS PRAYING FOR A HOUSE
  • 00:19:20.130 --> 00:19:21.290
  • AND I PRAYED THE SAME THING.
  • 00:19:22.070 --> 00:19:23.040
  • I SAID, "LORD, CAN WE PLEASE HAVE A HOUSE?
  • 00:19:23.130 --> 00:19:24.120
  • "BUT NOT WITH A BASKETBALL COURT, I'M OKAY.
  • 00:19:24.220 --> 00:19:25.270
  • "JUST END OF A CUL-DE-SAC, LORD, JUST END OF THE CUL-DE-SAC,
  • 00:19:26.080 --> 00:19:28.150
  • "THAT'LL BE JUST FINE, THANK YOU VERY MUCH."
  • 00:19:28.270 --> 00:19:31.000
  • WELL, WE DIDN'T GET THE END OF THE CUL-DE-SAC,
  • 00:19:31.120 --> 00:19:32.230
  • WE GOT A HOUSE RIGHT ON THE CORNER, ABOUT FIVE HOUSES
  • 00:19:32.240 --> 00:19:35.050
  • AWAY FROM THE END OF THE CUL-DE-SAC.
  • 00:19:35.060 --> 00:19:36.200
  • FIVE HOUSES AWAY.
  • 00:19:36.270 --> 00:19:38.040
  • AND I'M LIKE, "CLOSE ENOUGH, WE'LL TAKE IT RIGHT THERE,
  • 00:19:38.170 --> 00:19:39.190
  • "WELL JUST TAKE IT." AND WE BOUGHT THAT HOUSE.
  • 00:19:39.280 --> 00:19:42.240
  • AND FOR ALL THOSE YEARS WE RAISED BECCA IN THAT HOUSE,
  • 00:19:42.250 --> 00:19:45.100
  • AND COURTNEY AND CASS WAS COMING UP.
  • 00:19:45.110 --> 00:19:46.230
  • AND WE WERE THERE AND I REMEMBER YEARS HAD GONE BY
  • 00:19:47.020 --> 00:19:50.010
  • AND WE NEVER TOOK RISKS AND WE NEVER REALLY ASKED FOR MORE
  • 00:19:50.120 --> 00:19:52.180
  • WHEN IT CAME TO SOME OF OUR PERSONAL LIFE.
  • 00:19:52.270 --> 00:19:54.200
  • WE ALWAYS BELIEVED IT FOR OUR CHURCH,
  • 00:19:54.280 --> 00:19:56.120
  • BUT WE REALLY DIDN'T BELIEVE IT FOR OUR OWN LIVES.
  • 00:19:56.220 --> 00:19:59.140
  • IT'S INTERESTING. UNTIL LEE RAMSAY CAME HERE ONE YEAR
  • 00:19:59.270 --> 00:20:02.140
  • AND SHE LOOKED AT THIS BUILDING, EVEN THE FIRST REMODEL,
  • 00:20:02.270 --> 00:20:04.230
  • SHE GOES, "MIKE, THIS IS AWESOME."
  • 00:20:05.020 --> 00:20:06.060
  • I SAID, "YES, IT'S AWESOME."
  • 00:20:06.070 --> 00:20:07.210
  • SHE SAID, "DID YOU THINK THIS UP?"
  • 00:20:08.020 --> 00:20:08.250
  • I SAID, "I KINDA DREAMED IT UP, YEAH,
  • 00:20:09.030 --> 00:20:10.120
  • "AND THEN I HIRED ARCHITECTS."
  • 00:20:10.220 --> 00:20:11.080
  • SHE GOES, "GREAT, GREAT."
  • 00:20:11.170 --> 00:20:12.240
  • I SAID, "BY THE WAY, MY DAUGHTERS LOVE YOUR HOUSE."
  • 00:20:13.070 --> 00:20:14.200
  • SHE GOES, "YOU KNOW WHAT, YOU CAN HAVE THE SAME HOUSE
  • 00:20:15.020 --> 00:20:16.110
  • "THAT I HAVE." I GO, "NAH."
  • 00:20:16.120 --> 00:20:18.170
  • "NO," SHE GOES, "NO REALLY." SHE GOES,
  • 00:20:18.270 --> 00:20:19.290
  • "WHY DON'T YOU USE THE CREATIVITY OF
  • 00:20:20.080 --> 00:20:22.220
  • "FINANCING AND DESIGN THAT YOU DID FOR THE CHURCH,
  • 00:20:23.030 --> 00:20:25.220
  • "WHY DON'T YOU USE THE SAME CREATIVE FINANCING
  • 00:20:26.030 --> 00:20:27.290
  • "AND CREATIVITY TO GET WHAT YOU WANT
  • 00:20:28.080 --> 00:20:30.040
  • "FOR YOUR OWN PERSONAL LIFE?
  • 00:20:30.120 --> 00:20:31.260
  • "WHY WOULDN'T GOD ALLOW YOU TO DO THAT FOR YOUR OWN LIFE?"
  • 00:20:32.080 --> 00:20:34.120
  • I'M LIKE, "OH MY GOSH, ARE YOU SERIOUS?"
  • 00:20:34.220 --> 00:20:36.040
  • I NEVER THOUGHT.
  • 00:20:36.120 --> 00:20:37.230
  • AND NOW YEARS HAVE GONE BY AND WE'RE IN THAT HOUSE,
  • 00:20:37.240 --> 00:20:40.250
  • AND OH AND I'M GONNA HAVE TO LAND THE PLANE PRETTY SOON,
  • 00:20:41.070 --> 00:20:43.010
  • SO THAT FRANK CAN COME UP AND THE WORSHIP TEAM CAN COME UP
  • 00:20:43.120 --> 00:20:45.060
  • AND ALL OF A SUDDEN THIS HOUSE, YEARS HAVE GONE BY,
  • 00:20:45.170 --> 00:20:48.230
  • AT THE END OF OUR CUL-DE-SAC GETS TORN DOWN.
  • 00:20:49.020 --> 00:20:51.170
  • THEY TEAR IT DOWN TO THE GROUND.
  • 00:20:51.270 --> 00:20:53.160
  • AND TWO GUYS START HAMMERING AND NAILING THIS
  • 00:20:53.270 --> 00:20:56.190
  • AND PUTTING THIS BIG HOUSE TOGETHER BY THEMSELVES.
  • 00:20:57.020 --> 00:20:59.060
  • TOOK THEM ALMOST TWO YEARS.
  • 00:20:59.070 --> 00:21:01.010
  • I'D WATCH THAT HOUSE COME UP AND I'D LOOK AT
  • 00:21:01.020 --> 00:21:02.200
  • THAT HOUSE LIKE WOW, THAT'S A BIG HOUSE.
  • 00:21:03.000 --> 00:21:05.020
  • YEARS HAD GONE BY, COUPLE OF YEARS HAD GONE BY
  • 00:21:05.140 --> 00:21:07.220
  • AND THEN THAT HOUSE, FOR SOME REASON,
  • 00:21:07.230 --> 00:21:09.130
  • THEY NEEDED TO SELL.
  • 00:21:09.200 --> 00:21:11.220
  • THEY DECIDED TO SELL THE HOUSE AND THE FOR SALE SIGN WENT
  • 00:21:12.040 --> 00:21:14.080
  • UP THERE AND I LOOKED AT IT AND I WAS LIKE,
  • 00:21:14.190 --> 00:21:16.080
  • "NAH, THAT'S THE END OF THE CUL-DE-SAC,
  • 00:21:16.190 --> 00:21:19.100
  • "AND NOW IT'S FINALLY FOR SALE?
  • 00:21:19.190 --> 00:21:22.240
  • "20 YEARS LATER, IT'S FOR SALE.
  • 00:21:23.040 --> 00:21:25.220
  • "18 YEARS LATER."
  • 00:21:25.290 --> 00:21:28.280
  • AND I THOUGHT THAT, "NAH, IT'S OUT OF MY LEAGUE,
  • 00:21:29.090 --> 00:21:31.060
  • "OUT OF MY CLASS."
  • 00:21:31.140 --> 00:21:32.170
  • IT KINDA WAS, IT WAS ACTUALLY. I COULDN'T AFFORD THAT.
  • 00:21:32.290 --> 00:21:35.170
  • I DON'T THINK SO, IT WOULD BE TOUGH.
  • 00:21:35.180 --> 00:21:38.090
  • BE LIKE NO. BUT I WALK THROUGH THE HOUSE,
  • 00:21:38.190 --> 00:21:42.140
  • YOU KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT? 'CAUSE WHY NOT?
  • 00:21:42.250 --> 00:21:45.260
  • EVEN IF I CAN'T AFFORD IT, I'MA WALK THROUGH THE HOUSE.
  • 00:21:46.090 --> 00:21:48.200
  • JUST BECAUSE I CAN'T AFFORD NEIMAN MARCUS,
  • 00:21:49.000 --> 00:21:50.080
  • I'MA WALK THROUGH NEIMAN MARCUS.
  • 00:21:50.090 --> 00:21:52.090
  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHING)
  • 00:21:52.150 --> 00:21:53.160
  • I MIGHT END UP IN NORDSTROM OR MACY,
  • 00:21:53.240 --> 00:21:55.120
  • BUT I'MA WALK THROUGH NEIMAN MARCUS,
  • 00:21:55.200 --> 00:21:57.030
  • EVEN IF I DON'T BUY ANYTHING FROM NEIMAN MARCUS.
  • 00:21:57.140 --> 00:21:59.120
  • YOU KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT?
  • 00:21:59.200 --> 00:22:00.240
  • JUST 'CAUSE YOU CAN'T AFFORD IT,
  • 00:22:01.010 --> 00:22:01.250
  • DOESN'T MEAN YOU DON'T NEED TO STEP IN.
  • 00:22:02.060 --> 00:22:03.210
  • AND WHEN YOU STEP IN, CAN I TELL YOU,
  • 00:22:04.010 --> 00:22:05.020
  • ACT LIKE YOU KNOW WHAT YOU DOING.
  • 00:22:05.110 --> 00:22:06.160
  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHING) "CAN I HELP YOU SIR?"
  • 00:22:06.270 --> 00:22:08.130
  • "NO, I GOT IT, THANK YOU."
  • 00:22:08.210 --> 00:22:10.290
  • AND I WALKED TO THE HOUSE AND I CAME LIKE,
  • 00:22:11.110 --> 00:22:12.090
  • "OH MY GOSH, THIS HOUSE IS BEAUTIFUL FRANK."
  • 00:22:12.100 --> 00:22:14.120
  • I SAID, "IF MY WIFE CAN SEE THIS,
  • 00:22:14.210 --> 00:22:17.060
  • "IF SHE CAN JUST SEE IT, YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT COULD HAPPEN."
  • 00:22:17.180 --> 00:22:20.200
  • SO I TOLD LISA, "YOU GOTTA GO LOOK AT THAT HOUSE, BABE,
  • 00:22:21.020 --> 00:22:22.100
  • "IT'S AWESOME, PRETTY AWESOME."
  • 00:22:22.110 --> 00:22:24.060
  • I'M PLAYING IT LOW KEY, YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING?
  • 00:22:24.170 --> 00:22:26.290
  • 'CAUSE I DON'T WANNA PUSH HER AND IF I PUSH HER,
  • 00:22:27.000 --> 00:22:28.130
  • SHE PUSHES BACK AND I'M LIKE OKAY.
  • 00:22:28.220 --> 00:22:29.190
  • SO I KNOW HOW TO PLAY THIS ALREADY.
  • 00:22:29.200 --> 00:22:31.030
  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHING)
  • 00:22:31.110 --> 00:22:33.040
  • SO I SAID,
  • 00:22:33.110 --> 00:22:37.040
  • "YOU GOTTA GO LOOK AT THE HOUSE."
  • 00:22:37.050 --> 00:22:38.120
  • SHE GOES, "OKAY."
  • 00:22:38.130 --> 00:22:39.150
  • I SAID, "THIS IS THE LAST SUNDAY."
  • 00:22:39.210 --> 00:22:40.070
  • "I'M SO TIRED."
  • 00:22:40.080 --> 00:22:41.170
  • "I'M TIRED TOO, I JUST FINISHED CHURCH TOO.
  • 00:22:41.270 --> 00:22:43.030
  • "GO LOOK AT THE HOUSE, IT'S THE LAST SUNDAY."
  • 00:22:43.040 --> 00:22:45.070
  • "ALL RIGHT, I'LL GO."
  • 00:22:45.160 --> 00:22:46.130
  • SHE WALKS DOWN, PUTS ON HER SLIPPERS.
  • 00:22:46.220 --> 00:22:49.200
  • AND LISA, SHE'S SO CHILL RIGHT,
  • 00:22:49.210 --> 00:22:53.090
  • SHE'S GOING IN HER BODA-BODA CLOTHES,
  • 00:22:53.170 --> 00:22:54.180
  • YOU KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT?"
  • 00:22:54.270 --> 00:22:56.270
  • CLOROX STAIN ON THE SHIRT AND SHE'S JUST ALL WHITE.
  • 00:22:56.280 --> 00:23:01.250
  • WALKS IN.
  • 00:23:01.290 --> 00:23:05.010
  • YOU'RE SO SECURE, THAT'S WHAT I LOVE ABOUT YOU,
  • 00:23:05.130 --> 00:23:07.210
  • YOU DON'T CARE. SO SECURE.
  • 00:23:07.290 --> 00:23:11.170
  • SHE WALKS IN AND I'M LIKE WAITING AND I'M WAITING.
  • 00:23:11.280 --> 00:23:13.270
  • SHE COMES BACK AND SHE GOES, "WOW, WOW,
  • 00:23:13.280 --> 00:23:17.040
  • "THAT HOUSE IS AMAZING." I'M LIKE, "YEAH?"
  • 00:23:17.140 --> 00:23:19.060
  • SHE'S LIKE, "YEAH." I SAID, "YOU LIKE TRY?"
  • 00:23:19.180 --> 00:23:23.050
  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHING)
  • 00:23:23.130 --> 00:23:25.000
  • "I DUNNO." "COME ON, CHANCE 'EM, CHANCE 'EM.
  • 00:23:25.010 --> 00:23:29.120
  • "CHANCE 'EM," SHE'S LIKE, "OKAY."
  • 00:23:29.230 --> 00:23:32.240
  • I SAID, "WE GOTTA WORK."
  • 00:23:33.030 --> 00:23:34.040
  • WE HAD LIKE FOUR DAYS, I CALLED EVERYBODY.
  • 00:23:34.140 --> 00:23:37.200
  • I CALLED MY FRIEND, VICE PRESIDENT OF FIRST ALLIED BANK,
  • 00:23:38.030 --> 00:23:39.140
  • CALLED EVERYBODY, GRABBED ALL MY ACCOUNTS.
  • 00:23:39.240 --> 00:23:41.020
  • LOOKED AT EVERYTHING.
  • 00:23:41.090 --> 00:23:42.130
  • IS IT POSSIBLE WE CAN COME UP WITH A DOWN PAYMENT?
  • 00:23:42.230 --> 00:23:43.250
  • WAS THERE ANYTHING THAT WE COULD DO TO MAKE AN OFFER?
  • 00:23:44.080 --> 00:23:46.230
  • 'CAUSE MAN, IF SHE SAYS SHE WANTS IT,
  • 00:23:47.030 --> 00:23:48.120
  • YOU KNOW MAYBE WE COULD GET IT.
  • 00:23:48.190 --> 00:23:50.220
  • BECAUSE SHE CAN BE HARD TO CONVINCE SOMETIMES.
  • 00:23:51.030 --> 00:23:54.210
  • 'CAUSE SOMETIMES WE DON'T THINK WE DESERVE MORE.
  • 00:23:55.030 --> 00:23:58.060
  • AND SO WE LOOKED, WE DID EVERYTHING THAT WE COULD,
  • 00:23:58.180 --> 00:24:00.190
  • OUR REALTOR CALLS HER UP, CALLS US UP.
  • 00:24:01.000 --> 00:24:02.230
  • SHE GOES, "THERE'S ONLY FIVE PEOPLE THAT MADE AN OFFER,"
  • 00:24:03.050 --> 00:24:04.170
  • AND I CAN HEAR IN THE CONVERSATION,
  • 00:24:04.260 --> 00:24:06.010
  • "AND YOU GUYS ARE ONE OF THE FIVE."
  • 00:24:06.100 --> 00:24:07.130
  • I SAID, "WHERE DO WE RANK?" SHE GOES, "AT THE BOTTOM."
  • 00:24:07.250 --> 00:24:08.240
  • I'M LIKE, "ALL RIGHT, THAT'S WHERE WE BELONG.
  • 00:24:09.050 --> 00:24:10.100
  • RIGHT ON, HALLELUJAH." (CONGREGATION LAUGHING)
  • 00:24:10.210 --> 00:24:12.210
  • I WAS JUST TESTING, I'M JUST TRYING, SEE WHAT HAPPENS.
  • 00:24:12.220 --> 00:24:17.010
  • SO WE'RE AT THE BOTTOM AND THEN SHE CALLS ME LATER ON
  • 00:24:17.110 --> 00:24:19.040
  • DURING THE DAY AND WE HAD A ARGUMENT THAT DAY
  • 00:24:19.150 --> 00:24:20.260
  • AND SO THAT DAY--
  • 00:24:21.010 --> 00:24:22.190
  • WE DON'T GET INTO ARGUMENTS VERY OFTEN,
  • 00:24:22.200 --> 00:24:24.080
  • BUT WHEN WE DO, WE DIDN'T, WE DIDN'T,
  • 00:24:24.090 --> 00:24:26.230
  • IT JUST WASN'T, WE JUST WERE NOT,
  • 00:24:26.240 --> 00:24:28.140
  • IT WAS JUST A, NEVERMIND, MOVING RIGHT ALONG.
  • 00:24:28.250 --> 00:24:30.170
  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHING)
  • 00:24:30.250 --> 00:24:31.290
  • I THINK THE DEVIL WAS TRYING TO STIR SOMETHING UP, YEAH,
  • 00:24:32.110 --> 00:24:33.230
  • SO WE DIDN'T GO FOR WHAT WE WANTED.
  • 00:24:33.240 --> 00:24:37.140
  • SO NOW WHAT HAPPENS IS THIS, IS WE,
  • 00:24:37.250 --> 00:24:38.230
  • SHE CALLS ME BACK TWO OR THREE HOURS LATER.
  • 00:24:39.050 --> 00:24:41.190
  • SHE GOES, "MIKE, YOU'RE NOT GONNA BELIEVE THIS,
  • 00:24:42.000 --> 00:24:43.080
  • "YOU GUYS ARE LIKE NUMBER, THERE'S ONLY TWO OF YOU LEFT.
  • 00:24:43.200 --> 00:24:45.170
  • "THE OTHER THREE HAVE DROPPED OUT."
  • 00:24:45.260 --> 00:24:47.010
  • AND I GOT THE LOWEST OFFER. AND I SAID, "ARE YOU SERIOUS?"
  • 00:24:47.150 --> 00:24:49.060
  • SHE GOES, "YEAH."
  • 00:24:49.110 --> 00:24:50.080
  • SHE GOES, "IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN TELL THEM
  • 00:24:50.200 --> 00:24:51.050
  • "THAT PUTS YOU AHEAD?"
  • 00:24:51.150 --> 00:24:53.000
  • I SAID, "YEAH, TELL HIM THAT I'M THE GUY
  • 00:24:53.100 --> 00:24:55.090
  • "THAT PLAYS VOLLEYBALL ON THE STREET
  • 00:24:55.200 --> 00:24:56.260
  • "WITH HIS DAUGHTERS EVERY DAY, TELL HIM I'M THAT GUY.
  • 00:24:57.060 --> 00:24:59.170
  • "TELL HIM I LIVE IN THE COMMUNITY AND I'M NOT TURNING IT
  • 00:24:59.180 --> 00:25:01.160
  • "INTO ANYTHING ELSE.
  • 00:25:01.230 --> 00:25:02.210
  • "I'M GONNA LIVE THERE, RAISE MY FAMILY THERE,
  • 00:25:03.020 --> 00:25:04.110
  • "RAISE MY GRANDKIDS THERE. "THAT'S THE HOUSE.
  • 00:25:04.220 --> 00:25:06.080
  • "TELL HIM I'M THAT GUY."
  • 00:25:06.170 --> 00:25:07.200
  • SHE CALLS ME BACK TWO HOURS LATER WITH TEARS,
  • 00:25:08.020 --> 00:25:09.090
  • "YOU'RE NOT GONNA BELIEVE IT, THEY KNOW YOU.
  • 00:25:09.100 --> 00:25:13.110
  • "THEY SEE YOU ON THE STREETS.
  • 00:25:13.120 --> 00:25:14.190
  • "THEY SAID THEY WANT YOU TO HAVE IT."
  • 00:25:14.270 --> 00:25:17.010
  • (CONGREGATION CHEERING) I'M LIKE, "YES!"
  • 00:25:17.120 --> 00:25:21.120
  • AND I'M THINKING, I'M THINKING, "WHAT, FREE?"
  • 00:25:21.230 --> 00:25:23.140
  • SHE'S GOES, "NO, YOU STILL GOTTA PAY FOR IT."
  • 00:25:23.150 --> 00:25:25.020
  • "OH, OKAY." (CONGREGATION LAUGHING)
  • 00:25:25.120 --> 00:25:26.260
  • "HE STILL WANTS YOU TO HAVE IT."
  • 00:25:26.270 --> 00:25:29.040
  • AND I'M GOING, "YES, YES,"
  • 00:25:29.120 --> 00:25:30.100
  • AND YOU KNOW WHAT, WE WERE THE LOWEST OFFER,
  • 00:25:30.220 --> 00:25:32.100
  • THE LOWEST BID.
  • 00:25:32.170 --> 00:25:34.140
  • AND THEY PICKED US OUT OF EVERYBODY ELSE
  • 00:25:34.150 --> 00:25:36.090
  • AND WE WALKED IN AND CAN I TELL YOU,
  • 00:25:36.180 --> 00:25:38.200
  • THAT EVEN THOUGH IT WAS DELAYED AND I PRAYED,
  • 00:25:39.020 --> 00:25:40.200
  • I SAID, "GOD, HOUSE, END OF THE CUL-DE-SAC."
  • 00:25:41.020 --> 00:25:43.270
  • IT TOOK 18 YEARS, BUT IN THE MEANTIME I WAS CONTENT
  • 00:25:44.080 --> 00:25:48.040
  • WITH THE SEASON AND THE DAYS THAT GOD HAD GIVEN ME.
  • 00:25:48.170 --> 00:25:51.000
  • THAT DURING THAT TIME THAT EVEN THOUGH IT WAS STILL GOOD,
  • 00:25:51.120 --> 00:25:53.280
  • BUT GOD STILL CAME THROUGH ON THE MORE
  • 00:25:54.080 --> 00:25:56.120
  • EVEN THOUGH I HAD STOPPED PRAYING FOR THE MORE,
  • 00:25:56.230 --> 00:25:59.120
  • GOD STILL CAME THROUGH.
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  • NUMBER ONE, HAVE THE COURAGE TO ASK FOR MORE.
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  • AND NUMBER TWO, GOD WANTS TO DO MORE WITH YOUR MORE.
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  • AND NUMBER THREE, NUMBER THREE, HERE IT IS,
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  • HERE'S MY LAST POINT AND I GOTTA FINISH.
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  • THERE, EVEN STILL, THERE'S STILL MORE.
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  • LEMME CLOSE THIS BY SAYING AND JUDGES CHAPTER THREE,
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  • THAT OTHNIEL, THE CONQUEROR THAT MARRIES ACSAH,
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  • NOW, SOMETHING AMAZING HAPPENS,
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  • YEARS GO BY AND NOW WHEN GOD IS RAISING UP JUDGES,
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  • BECAUSE NOW IT NO LONGER IS,
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  • AT THIS MOMENT HE'S NOT BEQUEATHING,
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  • HE'S NOT SAYING FROM ABRAHAM YOU GIVE IT TO ISAAC,
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  • ISAAC YOU GIVE IT TO JACOB.
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  • HE'S NOT SAYING FROM MOSES, NOW YOU GOTTA GIVE IT TO JOSHUA.
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  • JOSHUA DIDN'T GIVE IT TO ANYBODY.
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  • GOD RAISED UP SOMEBODY AND WHEN GOD RAISED UP SOMEBODY,
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  • GOD RAISED UP A MAN NAMED NAMED OTHNIEL.
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  • AND OTHNIEL, BECAME THE FIRST JUDGE OF ISRAEL.
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  • THE FIRST--
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  • I WONDER IF ACSAH HAD ANYTHING TO DO WITH THAT.
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  • OF A MAN BECOMING WHO HE NEEDED TO BECOME
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  • SO THAT HER MORE ACTUALLY AFFECTED A MAN'S MORE.
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  • LADIES, CAN I JUST SAY, IF I LEAVE YOU WITH ANYTHING TODAY,
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  • ASK FOR MORE, PRAY FOR MORE.
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  • YOU NEVER KNOW WHERE THAT ENDS
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  • AND YOU NEVER KNOW HOW MUCH MORE YOU WILL RECEIVE.
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  • IN JESUS NAME, AMEN?
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