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Disaster and Deliverance

Dory Nissen - 700 Club Producer

After 28 years of military service, US Coast Guard veteran Terrance and wife Desiree are enjoying retirement in Alaska. During his career, Terrance deployed multiple times, confident leaving the household in Desiree’s capable hands. 
Terrence says, “she took care of everything! She is my rock. She is my support system.”

Although the challenges of military separations are behind them, the couple faced one of their biggest trials ever, when a 7.1 earthquake struck Anchorage. The epicenter registered less than 10 miles from their home.
Desiree shares, “I dropped to my knees, and I held onto the side of the bed. Everything fell over that could fall over, in every room, in every closet. I was terrified.”

Their home sustained major damage both inside and out.

Terrence explains, "we had a lot of cracks in our dry wall. We've got doors that won't close. The floor downstairs, it's all tilted. The driveway is tore up and it messed up our garage. There is a lot of damage.”

The repairs totaled $15,000 dollars. Because they didn’t have earthquake insurance, the couple faced a financial nightmare. 
Desiree says, “it's frustrating that I have to tap into our retirement to get this home, in the original state that it was in. It’s very upsetting.”
Despite these overwhelming circumstances, the couple relied on their faith to get through.
Desiree adds, “whatever need that I put before the Lord; he's going to see us through it.”
Their prayers were answered when New Season Church, contacted Helping the Home Front. Pastor Tommy shared the big news.
Tommy says, “Helping the Home Front wants to take care of all of the contracting cost for your house being repaired.”
Desiree responds, “I wasn't expecting to hear that.”

Pastor Tommy continues, “so, there's more, CBN is also going to take care of the finishing work. They're going to pay for all the painting. And so, we’re going to go down to Home Depot today in order for you to pick out all the paint colors that you desire so that everything can be done, and complete, and made whole again.”

Desiree exclaims, “oh wow, I can’t believe that. You know, you see this happening with other people. And you never would think that it would be you! Oh my gosh! Oh, my goodness!”
A contractor began the repairs right away, as the couple headed to Home Depot to pick out their paint. Their home is now completely restored.

Desiree concludes, “I will be forever grateful, to CBN for what they're doing, and they do for not just the military but others outside of the military as well because they do a great deal and it's really appreciated.”



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