"It is a real pleasure to be here, however it is a bit awesome to be in front of these lights and the camera, but...so be it.
I did not come from an austere, wonderful background, I had my ups and the downs, but, for all that, there was something growing in me and it's the essential person that God created. Each one of us is a distinct masterpiece, and we just let ourselves be whoever God intended, it carries us on and on.
Since I'm on my second centenium, centenary, centenrary...what is the word? (Laughing, film crew says, "Centennial"). Okay, since I'm there anyway, I find my expectations the same as years and years ago. As far as God is concerned, He is not a God of defeat. And so expect God, expect Him, and let Him do His great things. It's time, 100 years - you know Isaac was born after Abraham was 100 years old.
I believe God waits to pour into the youth of our day. It's beyond going to school, it's beyond copying someone else. It's an individual experience. I love them, my heart is with them, I believe God for them.
When I was a young person, and I was young once, I had a vision of God's greatness and His desires to come through to anyone who would hunger. I was looking out the window with this in my mind, and a pastor said to me, 'Don't fly too high Ellen.' I rejected that and I have been flying high ever since. And I mean, set your vision above. Expect great things in yourself in God."