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The 700 Club - October 28, 2011

John Lee Hooker, Jr. slid into a lifestyle of excessive drug use that eventually put him in the hospital where he cried out to Jesus, and bad relationship decisions cost Tomasa her identity and sense of self worth. Read Transcript


HE WANTED ME TO LOOK LIKE

A BARBIE DOLL.

I HAD A BREAST

AUGMENTATION.

I WAS HAVING PLASTIC

SURGERY.

Gordon: BUT THAT'S NOT

ALL HER HUSBAND WANTED.

HE TOLD ME YOU COULD BE

AN EXOTIC

DANCER.

Gordon: TRUE

CONFESSIONS FROM A FORMER

STRIPPER ON TODAY'S "THE 700

CLUB."

*

[APPLAUSE]

Gordon: WELL, WELCOME

TO "THE 700 CLUB."

THE GOVERNMENT IS TRYING TO

REGULATE THE INTERNET, AND

NOT EVERYBODY LIKES THE

IDEA.

THAT'S WHY THE F.C.C. IS

GOING TO COURT TO DEFEND

THEIR NEW RULES.

OPPONENTS SAY IT IS YET

ANOTHER BIG GOVERNMENT POWER

GRAB, AND THEY'RE FIGHTING

BACK.

PAUL STRAND HAS MORE.

Reporter: IT'S CALLED

NET NEUTRALITY.

AND POSSIBLY DO THINGS LIKE

GIVE PRIORITY TO SOME

WEBSITES OR SIGNALS OVER

OTHERS.

GIGI'S ADVOCACY GROUP IS

PUSHING THAT NEUTRALITY

BECAUSE --

THE BIG CONTENT

PROVIDERS, BIG HOLLYWOOD

STUDIOS, BIG NETWORKS, WILL

BE ABLE TO PAY FOR THEIR

WEBSITES TO COME UP FASTER,

FOR THEIR VIDEOS TO HAVE

HIGHER QUALITY OF SERVICE.

AND THE REST OF US WILL BE

LEFT IN THE SLOW LANE.

Reporter: BUT

OPPONENTS, INCLUDING MANY

CONSERVATIVES, SAY THE NET

IS WORKING JUST FIND.

THEY WORRY NET NEUTRALITY

CAN TURN INTO HEAVY

GOVERNMENT CONTROL, RUINING

THE WILD FRONTIER.

MOST AMERICANS THINK THAT

THE GOVERNMENT DOESN'T WORK

SO HOT, AND THE INTERNET

DOES.

SO WHY ARE WE PUTTING THE

GOVERNMENT IN CONTROL.

WE'RE TRYING TO SAY NO.

LET IT FLURRY RISH WITHOUT

GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS.

Reporter: SETON MOTLEY

FEARS OBAMA CARE.

MOTLEY SAYS THE MAIN PUSHER

IS MARK.

HE SET UP NET NEUTRALITY

TO DIVEST THEM FROM

CONTROL.

WHAT HE WANTS TO DO, AS WE

SAID, DRIVE OUT ALL OF THE

MONEY AND HAVE GOVERNMENT

REPLACE IT.

Reporter: BOTH CONGRESS

AND THE COURTS TOLD THE

F.C.C. IT CAN'T REGULATE THE

INTERNET, BUT THAT DIDN'T

STOP IT.

HE BELIEVES THIS IS ACTUALLY

WORSE THAN OBAMA CARE.

THIS

IS A WORSE POWER

GRAB THAN OBAMA CARE.

AT LEAST THE HOUSE AND

SENATE VOTED ON OBAMA CARE

AND PASSED IT AND THE

PRESIDENT SIGNED IT.

OBAMA CARE FOR THE

INTERNET IS OVERWROUGHT.

WHEN THERE IS NO -- WHEN

THERE IS A CORPORATE

GATEKEEPER DECIDING WHO GETS

TO SEND WHAT MESSAGE AND TO

WHOM AND WHO GETS IT FASTER

AND SLOWER, THAT COULD ALLOW

AMAZING THINGS TO HAPPEN.

Reporter: MOTLEY WARNS

A HEAVY HANDED GOVERNMENT

WILL RUIN THE INTERNET.

NET NEUTRALITY IS

SOCIALISM FOR THE INTERNET.

IT ENSURES EVERYBODY EQUAL

AMOUNTS OF EVERYTHING.

IF YOU WANT TO DOWNLOAD A

GUY'S M.R.I. WHILE HE IS

DYING...

Reporter: PAUL STRAND,

CBN NEWS, WASHINGTON.

Gordon: DEPENDING ON

WHICH SIDE YOU ARE ON THIS

DEBATE, YOU EITHER VIEW IT

AS A GOVERNMENT POWER GRAB

AND LEGISLATION WHERE THERE

IS NO NEED FOR LEGISLATION.

ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE

COIN, YOU HAVE PEOPLE WHO

SAY WHAT IS GOING TO PREVENT

A CABLE PROVIDER SAYING WE

ARE NOT GOING TO GIVE YOU

ACCESS TO THIS BECAUSE IT

CUTS OR PROFIT MARGIN.

WE HAVE ALREADY SEEN IT BY

T-MOBILE IN GERMANY WHERE

THEY BLOCKED ACCESS TO SKYPE

BECAUSE SKYPE WAS CUTTING

INTO THEIR LONG DISTANCE

FEE.

THIS IS GOING TO THE

COURTS.

AND ON THE LEFT THEY'RE

SAYING THERE IS NOT ENOUGH

REGULATION, AND THEY'RE

SUING FOR EVEN MORE.

ON THE RIGHT, THEY'RE

BLOCKING IT ON THE BASIS

THAT CONGRESS HAS NOT GIVEN

THE F.C.C. POWER TO REGULATE

THIS.

SO IT IS GOING TO BE UP TO,

YET AGAIN, THE COURT SYSTEM

TO DECIDE WHERE WE GO WITH

THIS.

THERE IS SOME POTENTIAL

RELIEF FOR CONSUMERS THAT IF

THESE RULES DO GO THROUGH,

IS IT THEN STILL LEGAL FOR

YOUR CABLE COMPANY OR YOUR

INTERNET PROVIDER TO CHARGE

TIERS FOR FASTER SERVICE.

IF YOU PAY MORE, DO YOU GET

FASTER BAND WIDTH.

THAT MAY BE OPEN TO QUESTION

AT THE REST OF THE DAY.

LEE WEBB HAS THE REST OF THE

TOP STORIES.

Reporter: GORDON,

POSITIVE ECONOMIC NEWS IS

EASING CONCERNS OF A

DOUBLE-DIP RECESSION HERE IN

THE U.S.

OVERSEAS STOCK MARKETS

CLIMBED AGAIN TODAY AFTER

THE DOW'S BIGGEST JUMP SINCE

AUGUST.

OCTOBER IS ON TRACK TO BE

THE SINGLE BEST MONTH FOR

THE MARKET IN 25 YEARS.

THE INVESTORS ARE ENCOURAGED

THAT THE U.S. ECONOMY GREW

AT 2.5% LAST QUARTER, NEARLY

DOUBLE THE GROWTH OF THE

PREVIOUS QUARTER.

EUROPE'S DEAL TO BAIL OUT

GREECE AND OTHER EURO ZONES

ALSO HELPED.

A CHURCH IN WISCONSIN IS

TRYING TO SHOW THE LOVE OF

CHRIST BY MEETING AN EVER

DAY

NEED.

THEY'RE GIVING AWAY GAS.

60 PEOPLE WERE BLESSED WITH

FIVE FREE BALANCE OF GAS.

FAITH FELLOWSHIP CHURCH IN

MILWAUKEE ORGANIZED THE

EVENT TO HELP THOSE WHO NEED

IT MOST.

WE'RE THE CHURCH.

WE'RE SUPPOSED TO HELP THE

COMMUNITY.

THE ECONOMY IS KIND OF

SCREWED UP, AND EVERYBODY IS

STRUGGLING.

WE'RE JUST DOING WHAT WE CAN

DO AND LOOK FOR BLESSINGS

LIKE THIS.

Reporter: FIVE GALLONS

IS NOT A LOT, BUT EVERY

LITTLE BIT HELP.

FAITH FELLOWSHIP SAYS IT

HOPES TO OFFER EVEN MORE

BLESSINGS DOWN THE ROAD.

CHRISTMAS COMING EARLY TO

COMMUNITY.

KEITH HAS PAINTED A MURAL

THAT SHOWS THE RESPONSE OF

CHRIST.

Reporter: THIS IS NOT

YOUR TYPICAL ROAD SHOW AND

IT WON'T FIT IN MOST HOMES.

KEITH GOODSON HAS CREATED A

GIANT OIL ON CANVAS

MASTERPIECE TO INSPIRE US TO

THINK ANEW

ABOUT THE BIRTH

OF CHRIST.

IF YOU EXPERIENCE A

MURAL, YOU'RE EXPERIENCING

SOMETHING LARGER THAN

YOURSELF.

YOU BECOME PART OF THE

PAINTING, IF YOU WOULD.

Reporter: A TEAM OF

VOLUNTEERS HELPED TO RAISE

THE MURAL SLOWLY AND

GENTLY.

ONCE IN PLACE, THEY STAND

AND TAKE IN THE PAINTING

THAT COMPELS FROM SO MANY

DIFFERENT ANGLES.

IT STARTS WITH THE PROPHET

ISAIAH.

HE IS LOOKING INTO THIS

PROPHETIC VISION, AND HE IS

SEEING HOW PEOPLE T FROM

ALL GENERATIONS, ALL

CULTURES, ARE COMING TO THIS

ONE MOMENT IN TIME WHERE THE

BIRTH IS BEING VIEWED.

Reporter: GOODSON

PAINTED JOSEPH IN THE

CENTER.

HE IS THE ONLY ONE WHO LOOKS

STRAIGHT AT YOU FROM

WHEREVER YOU STAND.

HE IS HOLDING OUT AN OIL

LAMP, AND HE IS OFFERING IT

TO YOU, AND SAYING, HERE,

TAKE.

Reporter: GOODSON NAMED

HIS WORK "LIGHT OF THE

LIFE," IN THE HOPES THAT ALL

WILL BE DRAWN TO THE LIGHT.

Reporter: I GOT A

CHANCE TO SEE THAT PIECE OF

ART AND IT IS BEAUTIFUL.

THE ST. LOUIS CARDINALS

RALLIED NOT ONCE, BUT

TWEEZE.

TWICE.

THE CARDINALS WERE DOWN TO

THEIR LAST STRIKE WHEN DAVID

FREESE HIT THE BALL TO TIE

THE GAME.

LANCE BERK MAMAN ANSWERED

WITH A GAME-TYING SINGLE,

AND THAT SET THE STAGE FOR

FREESE TO HIT A LEADOFF

HOMERUN IN THE 11th.

FREESE

IS FROM

THE ST. LOUIS

AREA, AND NOW HE IS THE HOME

TOWN HERO.

GAME SEVEN OF THE WORLD

SERIES IN ST. LOUIS

TONIGHT.

A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE SAYING

IT REMINDED THEM OF GAME SIX

OF THE '75 SERIES, CARLTON

FISK HITTING THAT

GAME-WINNING HOMERUN.

I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE

PREDICTING THE CARDINALS

WILL WIN GAME SEVEN.

Gordon: WE'LL SEE.

I THOUGHT THE GAME WAS OVER

WHEN JOSH HAMILTON HIT HIS

HOMERUN, BUT I STAYED UP FOR

THE END.

WE'LL BE BACK WITH MORE OF

"THE 700 CLUB" AFTER THIS.

WOW, YOUR DAD GOT A HIT

RECORD.

HIS FATHER WROTE HIT

SONGS WHILE HE WAS SHOOTING

HEROIN.

I WOKE UP THINKING ABOUT

DRUGS.

I WENT TO SLEEP THINKING

ABOUT DRUGS.

Gordon: GRAMMY

AAWARD-WINNER, JOHNNY LEE

HOOKER.

AND YOU'RE LIKE, OH, MY

GOD, WHAT HAVE I GOTTEN

MYSELF INTO?

NEXT WEEK...

I WOULD SEE THINGS, HEAR

THINGS, BUT AS A CHILD, I

WAS TOO FRIGHTENED TO TELL

ANYONE.

Gordon: IT STARTED WITH

A OUIJA BOARD.

AND TOOK ON A LIFE OF ITS

OWN.

SHADOWS DARTING IN

CORNERS, AND GROWLS MOVING.

Gordon: A WOMAN HAUNTED

IN HER OWN HOUSE.

IT CAME TO A HORRIFYING

HEAD ONE PARTICULAR NIGHT.

Gordon: MONDAY ON "THE

700 CLUB."

IN 2001 THE MUSIC WORLD

MOURNED THE PASSING OF JOHN

LEE HOOKER.

THAT SAME YEAR, ONE OF JOHN

LEE'S BAND MATES WAS IN A

FIGHT FOR HIS OWN LIFE, HIS

SON, JOHNNY LEE, JR.

*

* YOUR LAST DAY HAS COME *

* HOLD ME *

Reporter: FIND THE

PERFECT MIX OF RHYTHM AND

BLUES AND JAZZ, AND YOU'VE

DISCOVERED THE UNIQUE SOUND

OF JOHNNY LEE HOOKER, JR.

HE IS THE ON OF JON LEE

HOOKER.

HE HAS SHARED THE RED CARPET

WITH THE WORLD'S BEST

MUSICIANS, AND HE HAS PLAYED

ALONGSIDE THE LIKES OF B.B.

KING, LENNY CRA KRAV

KRAVITZ.

MY DAD CAME OUT WITH A

HIT, "BOOM, BOOM, BOOM," AND

MY PEERS, MOMS AND DADS,

KNEW WHAT A HIT RECORD WAS

AND COMPLAINED IT.

WOW, YOUR DAD GOT A HIT

RECORD.

Reporter: BUT JOHN LEE,

JR. HAD A SECRET.

HE WAS ADDICTED TO DRUGSMENT

HE STARTED USING MARIJUANA

IN MIDDLE SCHOOL, AND THE

DRUGS GOT PROGRESS OF

STRONGER.

IN HIS HIGH SCHOOL YEARS HE

STARTED SHOOTING HEROIN.

I WOKE UP THINKING ABOUT

DRUGS.

I WENT TO SLEEP THINKING

ABOUT DRUGS THE.

AT LUNCH PERIODS AT SCHOOL,

AND AFTER SCHOOL WAS OVER, I

THOUGHT ABOUT DRUGS.

DRUGS WAS THE THEME.

Reporter: JOHN WAS

CONSTANTLY IN AND OUT OF

COUNTY JAIL ON DRUG-RELATED

CRIMES.

DURING ONE STAY, HIS CELL

MATE WANTED TO TEACH JOHN

HOW TO DEFEND HIMSELF IF HE

EVER HAD TO GO TO THE

PENITENTIARY.

SO THEY STARTED BOXING.

HE WOULD STAND RIGHT IN

THE CELL DOOR AND SAY NOW

GET OUT OF HERE IF YOU CAN.

AND I'D BOX MY WAY OUT.

AFTER I'D BOX MY WAY OUT,

HE'D SAY, GOOD WORK.

I'M JUST GETTING YOU READY.

Reporter: JUST AS HIS

CELL MATE PREDICTED, WHEN

JOHN TURNED 18, HE WAS MOVED

TO AN ADULT PRISON.

YOU'RE A KID, AND YOU'VE

GOT GUYS 30 AND 40.

AND WHO IS THIS YOUNG BOY

THAT IS COMING IN HERE.

AND YOU'RE LIKE, OH, MY GOD,

WHAT HAVE I GOTTEN MYSELF

INTO.

Reporter: JOHN QUICKLY

LEARNED ABOUT THE DARK SIDE

OF CELL LIFE AFTER HIS

FRIEND WAS RAPED BY A CELL

MATE.

AS A, Y A YOUNSTER, YOU

SAY, DANG, THAT COULD HAPPEN

TO ME.

Reporter: THE SAME DAY

THAT INMATE TRIED TO RAPE

JOHN LEE, JR., JOHN HAD TO

RELY ON EVERYTHING HIS CELL

MATE EVER TAUT HIM.

I GRABBED HIM AND THREW

HIM AGAINST THE BARS AND

BEAT HIM UP.

Reporter: WHEN JOHN LEE

GOT OT OF PRISON, HE WENT

RIGHT BACK TO USING DRUGS

AND HIS MUSIC CAREER ENDED.

HE WAS HOMELESS, LIVING ON

THE STREETS, AND OVERDOSED

SO MANY TIMES HE LOST

COUNT.

I HAD UNCLES AND PARENTS

TELL ME YOU'RE GOING TO DIE

FROM DRUGS.

WE ALREADY KNOW, YOU'RE

GOING TO DIE FROM DRUGS.

I BELIEVED THEM, AND I SAID

I KNOW, BUT I DIDN'T CARE.

Reporter: BY THE TIME

JOHN LEE, JR. REACHED HIS

40s, HE WAS SHOOTING

HEROIN IN HIS NECK BECAUSE

THE VEINS IN HIS ARMS HAD

COLLAPSED.

> HE DEVELOPED A SEVERE

INFECTION, AND WHEN HE WENT

TO THE HOSPITAL, HE FACED UP

TO THE POSSIBILITY HE COULD

DIE.

THE DOCTOR LOOK AT MY

NECK AND SAID WE NEED TO GET

THAT INFECTION OUT OR YOU

WILL DIE.

INSTANTLY, I BROKE OUT

CRYING.

AND HE SAID, YOU COULD DIE

ANY MINUTE.

AND LAYING ON MY HOSPITAL

BED, I JUST BASICALLY SAID,

LORD JESUS, I NEED YOU TO

WALK ME THROUGH WITH THIS

ORDEAL.

I SAID PLEASE HELP ME, HAVE

MERCY ON ME.

HELP ME.

AND HE HELPED ME.

HE HELPED ME.

Reporter: AT THAT

MOMENT, JOHN LEE PRAYED TO

BECOME A CHRISTIAN.

BUT WHEN HE RECOVERED FROM

THE SURGERY, HE STILL FACED

MORE DRUG-RELATED CHARGES.

HIS MOTHER CAME TO THE

SENTENCING TO PRAY FOR HER

SON.

AND AS I WAS STANDING

THERE AND THEY WERE READING

OFF THE CHARGES, I JUST

KNEW -- I KNEW, JUST LIKE I

KNOW THAT THIS HAND

HANDKERCHIEF IS WHITE --

THEY ARE GOING TO SEND ME TO

PRISON.

I SAW MY MOM, OUT IN THE

AUDIENCE, WITH HER HEAD

BOWED, AND SHE WAS PRAYING.

AND THE JUDGE SAID, YOU'RE

WORTH SALVAGING.

I'M NOT GOING TO SEND YOU TO

JAIL.

AND IN MY HEART, I KNOW THAT

THE LORD JESUS CHRIST HEARD

MY MAMA'S PRAYERS ON MY

BEHALF.

Reporter: THE JUDGE

SENT JOHN LEE TO A DRUG

REHAB PROGRAM, WHICH HE

SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED.

HE RELAUNCHED HIS MUSIC

CAREER WITH THREE NEW

ALBUMS, RECEIVED TWO GRAMMY

NOMINATIONS, AND WALKED THE

RED CARPET DRUG-FREE.

AND EVERYONE WHO KNOWS HIM

WILL TELL YOU SOMETHING

REMARKABLE HAS HAPPENED IN

THIS LIFE.

JESUS IS MY GOOD FRIEND.

HE IS A STAR THAT SHINES IN

THE DARKNESS WHEN I DON'T

KNOW WHICH WAY TO GO.

WHEN I'M LONELY, I CAN SPEAK

WITH HIM.

HE'S MY HOPE AND HE'S MY

JOY.

AND HE HAS CAUSED MY NAME

THAT PEOPLE DIDN'T TRUST.

BUT NOW I HAVE A GOOD NAME

AND NOT BECAUSE OF

CELEBRITY, BUT BECAUSE OF

WHAT HE HAS DONE FOR ME.

Gordon: HE'LL DO THE

SAME FOR YOU.

WHAT HE HAS DONE FOR

OTHERS -- HE LOVES TO SAVE

PEOPLE.

JUST GET THAT IN YOUR HEAD.

JESUS CAME TO SAVE SINNERS

SINNERS.

THAT INCLUDES ME.

THAT INCLUDES YOU.

AND YOU CAN'T EVER OUTRUN

HIS LOVE.

YOU CAN'T GO TOO FAR.

YOU KNOW, MAYBE YOU'RE NOT

LIKE JOHNNY LEE AND YOU'RE

NOT SHOOTING UP INTO YOUR

NECK, BUT MAYBE YOU'VE HIT

ANOTHER BOTTOM, AND YOU'RE

WONDERING IS THERE ANY HOPE

FOR ME?

CAN I DO ANYTHING WITH MY

LIFE?

CAN I EVER POSSIBLY HAVE A

GOOD NAME?

WELL, I'VE GOT GOOD NEWS FOR

YOU: YES, YOU CAN.

JESUS LOVES TO TURN PEOPLE

AROUND.

HE LOVES TO RECEIVE PROD

PRO PRODIGALS BACK HOME.

HE WILL EVEN LEAVE THE 99 TO

FIND THAT ONE.

THAT ONE THAT IS LOST AND

CAN'T FIND HIS WAY HOME.

HE'LL EVEN GO AND SAY, THIS

IS THE WAY; JUST FOLLOW ME.

IF THIS IS FOR YOU, IF YOU

WANT TO BE FREE FROM

WHATEVER IS HOLDING YOU,

WHATEVER IS KEEPING YOU FROM

YOUR DREAMS, AND START

UNDERSTANDING THAT ALL OF

THE THINGS THAT GOD TELLS US

TO DO, IT IS FOR OUR

BENEFIT.

HE IS LOOKING OUT FOR US.

HE'S GOT DREAMS FOR EACH ONE

OF US.

HE HAS PLANS.

HE HAS PURPOSES.

HE HAS CREATED GOOD THINGS

FOR US TO DO.

HE HAS DONE THAT EVEN BEFORE

HE MADE THE EARTH.

AND HE STILL HAS A DREAM FOR

YOU IF YOU JUST LET HIM.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS SAY,

JESUS, IF YOU'RE THERE, IF

YOU CAN HEAR ME -- AND I

PROMISE YOU HE CAN -- CAN

YOU SAVE ME?

CAN YOU TURN ME AROUND?

CAN YOU MAKE ME NEW AGAIN?

CAN YOU FORGIVE ME?

CAN YOU SET ME ON THE RIGHT

COURSE?

AND THE ANSWER TO ALL OF

THOSE QUESTIONS IS YES, YES,

AND YES.

HE'S ALWAYS THERE.

AND HE'S THE GOD OF THE

SECOND CHANCE AND THE THIRD

CHANCE AND THE FOURTH

CHANCE -- AS MANY CHANCES AS

YOU NEED, HE WANTS TO GIVE

IT TO YOU.

NOW, IF THIS IS FOR YOU, IF

THIS IS WHAT YOU WANT, JUST

BOW YOUR HEAD AND PRAY A

VERY SIMPLE PRAYER.

JUST LIKE JOHNNY LEE, CRY

OUT, JESUS, CAN YOU HELP

ME.

I NEED YOU NOW.

I NEED A SAVIOR NOW.

PRAY WITH ME.

JESUS -- THAT'S RIGHT, SAY

IT OUT LOUD -- JESUS, I COME

TO YOU AND I NEED YOU.

I NEED YOU IN MY LIFE.

I NEED YOU E IN MY HEART.

I NEED TO BE MADE NEW

AGAIN.

SO, JESUS, RIGHT NOW, I ASK

THAT YOU FORGIVE ME, THAT

YOU RESTORE ME, THAT YOU

CLEANSE ME.

AND, JESUS, I WANT TO FOLLOW

YOU.

FROM THIS DAY FORWARD, I

WANT TO FOLLOW YOU.

HEAR MY PRAYER, FOR I PRAY

IT IN JESUS' NAME.

FATHER, FOR THOSE WHO JUST

PRAYED, I PRAY A BAPTISM IN

YOUR LOVE.

I ASK THAT YOUR LOVE WOULD

JUST SURROUND THEM AND FILL

THEM AND BE ALL OVER THEM

NOW.

LET THEM KNOW THAT THEIR

PRAYER HAS BEEN HEARD AND

HAS BEEN ANSWERED NOW.

FOR I ASK IT IN JESUS'

NAME.

AMEN.

IF YOU PRAYED WITH ME, THE

BIBLE SAYS THAT IF YOU'LL

BELIEVE IN YOUR HEART AND

THEN CONFESS WITH YOUR

MOUTH, YOU SHALL BE SAVED.

WHAT I WANT YOU TO DO IS

MAKE A TOLL-FREE CALL AND DO

JUST THAT.

1-800-759-0700.

AND JUST SAY TO THE PERSON

WHO ANSWERS THE PHONE --

THEY'RE THERE TO PRAY WITH

YOU -- JUST SAY, I WANT TO

MAKE JESUS LORD OF MY LIFE.

I WANT TO CONFESS THAT HE IS

THE SAVIOR, HE IS THE ONE

FOR ME.

WHEN YOU CALL WE'VE GOT A

FREE PACKET FOR YOU.

IT'S CALLED "A NEW DAY."

AND THERE IS A C.D. ON HOW

TO LIVE A CHRISTIAN LIFE.

WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO GET A

COUPLE OF THE BIBLE, YOU CAN

START READING IT EVERY DAY.

YOU CAN START WITH THE

GOSPEL OF JOHN.

WE ALSO ENCOURAGE YOU TO GO

TO A CHURCH, START WITH A

WATER BAPTISM.

START WITH THE PHONE CALL.

MAKE IT NOW,

1-800-759-0700.

TERRY, OVER TO YOU.

Terry: UP NEXT, A

DESPERATE HOUSEWIFE WHO

BEGAN MOONLIGHTING.

I KEPT TELLING HIM I

DIDN'T WANT TO DO IT.

I WAS EMBARRASSED.

I DIDN'T WANT TO SHOW MY

BODY.

I WAS ALWAYS WANTING TO

PLEASE HIM.

Terry: WHY THIS YOUNG

WIFE BECAME A STRIPPER WHEN

WE COME BACK.

Terry: WELL, IT'S HARD

TO IMAGINE A HUSBAND

PRESSURING HIS OWN WIFE TO

WORK IN A STRIP CLUB.

BUT THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT

HAPPENED TO THE WOMAN IN OUR

NEXT STORY.

IT SHATTERED HER WORLD AND

TURNED HER INTO SOMEONE SHE

DIDN'T EVEN RECOGNIZE.

I'VE ALWAYS HAD BRUISES

ON MY CHEEKS, ON MY ARMS.

I FELT AT THE TIME THAT IT

WAS WRONG, LIKE, HOW COULD

HE DO THAT TO ME.

WHY WOULD HE HURT ME?

WHY WOULD HE MAKE ME CRY?

BUT I JUST LET IT HAPPEN.

I THOUGHT MY LOVE WOULD

CHANGE HIM.

Reporter: SHE FELL IN

LOVE YOUNG AND SHE FELL

HARD.

SHE WAS JUST 14 YEARS OLD

WHEN SHE MET HER HIGH SCHOOL

SWEETHEART.

HE WAS MY FIRST

BOYFRIEND, MY FIRST LOVE.

HE WAS JUST GIVING ME LOVE,

GIVING ME ATTENTION, AND

THAT WAS SOMETHING I LONGED

FOR.

Reporter: BY THE TIME

SHE WAS 16, SHE AND HER

BOYFRIEND WERE SEXUALLY

ACTIVE.

BUT SHE HID HER BOYFRIEND'S

ANGER.

YOU'RE THE ONLY GIRL FOR

ME.

IF I CAN'T HAVE YOU, NOBODY

ELSE CAN HAVE YOU.

I THOUGHT I LOVED HIM AND

THIS IS JUST A PHASE, AND

HE'LL STOP DOING WHAT HE WAS

DOING.

Reporter: BUT SHE

COULDN'T CHANGE HIM AND THE

ABUSE DIDN'T STOP.

WE BROKE UP, AND MY MOM

TOLD HIM YOU'RE NOT ALLOWED

TO COME OVER HERE.

SHE WAS UPSET.

ONE DAY HE CAME TO THE HOUSE

AND STARTED KNOCKING ON THE

DOOR.

AND HE JUST GRABBED ME AND

THREW ME IN THE CAR AND HE

TOOK OFF CRAZY.

I JUST REMEMBER SCREAMING

AND CRYING AND TRYING TO GET

OUT OF THE CAR.

AND HE HELD MY BODY IN AND

HELD ME BY THE HAIR.

AND HE SAID, YOU KNOW,

YOU'RE GOING TO DIE

TONIGHT.

IF I CAN'T HAVE YOU, NOBODY

CAN HAVE YOU.

Reporter: SHE MANAGED

TO JUMP FROM THE CAR AND RUN

HOME.

HE WAS ARRESTED AND SENT TO

JAIL.

I WAS GLAD TO BE DONE

WITH IT.

Reporter: BUT WHEN HE

GOT OUT OF PRISON AND

CONTACTED HER, TAMAZA GOT

SUCKED BACK INTO THE

RELATIONSHIP.

I THOUGHT EVERYTHING HAD

CHANGED.

HE WAS ALL GOOD IN THE

BEGINNING.

HE WASN'T BEING ABUSIVE, AND

WE WERE HAVING FUN AND

EVERYTHING WAS PERFECT.

Reporter: THEY MARRIED

WHEN TAMAZA WAS 21, BUT ONE

YEAR LATER, THE ABUSE

STARTED AGAIN.

I HAD TO DO WHATEVER HE

SAID.

NOW IT WAS KIND OF WORSE

BECAUSE I WAS HIS WIFE.

HE WANTED ME TO LOOK LIKE A

BARBIE DOLL.

I HAD BREAST AUGMENTATION,

AND I WAS HAVING PLASTIC

SURGERIES.

HE WANTED ME TO BE WHAT HE

WANTED, NOT WHAT I WANTED.

Reporter: EVEN WITH ALL

OF THE CHANGES, HER HUSBAND

STILL WASN'T SATISFIED.

HE HAD A NEW REQUEST, HE

WANTED HER TO STRIP.

I'M THINKING WHAT?

I HAD NEVER EVEN BEEN TO A

STRIP CLUB.

I WAS HURT BECAUSE I THOUGHT

IF YOU LOVE SOMEONE, WHY

WOULD YOU WANT SOMEBODY ELSE

TO SEE THEIR BODY.

I ALWAYS WANTED TO PLEASE

HIM.

Reporter: SO SHE

STARTED STRIPPING.

I WAS AFRAID OF HIM.

I KEPT TELLING HIM I DIDN'T

WANT TO DO IT.

I WAS EMBARRASSED, AND I

DIDN'T WANT TO SHOW MY

BODY.

I WAS REALLY SCARED AND

NERVOUS.

Reporter: SHE ALSO

BEGAN DRINKING.

I HATED DOING WHAT I WAS

DOING.

THE ALCOHOL MADE ME NOT

CARE, NOT THINK ABOUT WHAT I

WAS DOING.

Reporter: AND A AT

HOME, THE ABUSE ONLY GOT

WORSE.

FINALLY SHE HAD ENOUGH.

I GOT SO FREAKED OUT.

I WAS LIKE, OH, MY GOD, WHAT

IF HE ACCIDENTALLY KILLED

ME.

I SAID, I'VE GOT TO GET OUT

OF HERE.

Reporter: TAMAZA LEFT

HER HUSBAND, AND TWO YEARS

LATER THEIR DIVORCE WAS

FINAL.

I THOUGHT I GOT MARRIED,

AND I THOUGHT THAT MARRIAGE

WAS SO SACRED.

Reporter: TAMAZA

MANAGED TO HOLD DOWN A

REGULAR JOB AND DID SOME

MODELING ON THE SIDE, BUT

EVENTUALLY WENT BACK TO

STRIPPING FOR MONEY.

SOCIETY WAS TELLING ME,

YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL, SEX

SELLS.

USE YOUR BODY, USE WHAT

YOU'VE GOT.

Reporter: TAMAZA HATED

WHAT SHE HAD BEGUN.

I SAID, I'M TIRED OF

DANCING, I HATE MY LIFE.

I CRIED OUT TO GOD, PLEASE

JUST GET MEET OUT OF THE

SITUATION.

Reporter: A FEW YEARS

LATER, TAMAZA MET A YOUNG

ACTOR.

THE TWO STARTED A LONG

DISTANCE RELATIONSHIP.

AFTER A TOO WEEKS OF

TALKING, NOEL CALLED HER UP

AND MADE A CONFESSION.

HE SAID, I'VE ALWAYS HAD

A STRUGGLE WITH GOD.

I WANT TO SERVE GOD, BUT I

KNOW IT'S HARD.

HE WAS LIKE, I DON'T KNOW IF

I CAN DO IT BY MYSELF.

HE SAID, I'M GOING TO A

CHRISTIAN SEMINAR, AND DO

YOU THINK MAYBE YOU WOULD

WANT TO GO.

Reporter: TAMAZA WENT

WITH NOEL, AND SHE HEARD A

WOMAN'S TESTIMONY OF LEAVING

HER JOB AS A STRIPPER.

THAT'S WHEN I KNEW THIS

WAS GOD.

I REMEMBER CRYING AND

SAYING, YOU KNOW, THIS IS

TIME.

I NEED TO GIVE MY LIFE TO

GOD.

I NEED TO STOP DOING WHAT

I'M DOING.

AND THAT'S THE DAY THAT I

GOT SAVED.

AFTER THAT I COULDN'T GO

BACK TO DANCING.

SINCE BEING SAVED, I NEVER

WENT BACK TO ANYTHING.

GOD HEALED ME OVERNIGHT.

Reporter: AND NOEL ALSO

ACCEPTED CHRIST AS HIS

SAVIOR DURING THE SEMINAR.

ONE MONTH LATER HE PROPOSED

TO TAMAZA, TODAY THEY ARE

MARRIED AND SERVING GOD

TOGETHER.

I ALWAYS FELT LIKE I WAS

ALONE.

I ALWAYS FELT LONELY.

NOW BEING SAVED, GOD SAID,

YOU'RE NEVER ALONE.

GOD IS ALWAYS RIGHT THERE.

GOD WANTS TO BE THE ONE TO

FILL OUR CUP.

HE WANTS TO BE THE ONE THAT

WE CRY OUT TO.

I CRIED OUT TO GOD AND SAID

HELP ME.

I CAN'T DO IT ANYMORE.

I NEED A WAY OUT.

SHOW ME.

AND HE DID.

I'M GLAD HE DID IT WHEN HE

DID IT.

Terry: SHE IS RIGHT.

GOD DOES WANT TO BE THE

ONE.

THE BIBLE SAYS THAT YOU AND

I WERE CREATED IN THE IMAGE

AND THE LIKENESS OF GOD

HIMSELF.

WE WERE CREATED TO HAVE

RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM.

AN INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP

WITH HIM.

YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENS UNTIL

WE FIND THAT?

WE'RE DEFINED BY EVERYBODY

AND EVERYTHING THAT WE TURN

TO IN PLACE OF HIM.

AND YET HE WAITS.

GOD WAITS.

WHAT DEFINES YOU IN YOUR

LIFE?

IF IT IS ANYTHING OTHER THAN

JESUS, THEN YOU HAVEN'T

FIGURED OUT WHAT YOU'RE

REALLY CREATED FOR.

AND YOU WON'T KNOW THAT KIND

OF PEACE AND SATISFACTION

THAT TAMAZA HAS FOUND.

SHE TALKED ABOUT BEING

LONELY, ALWAYS FEELING LIKE

SHE WAS THERE BY HERSELF.

YOU KNOW, WHEN WE'RE IN THAT

PLACE, WE MAKE A LOT OF

WRONG CHOICES.

AND WELALLOW OTHER PEOPLE

AND OTHER THINGS TO COLOR

OUR LIVES, TO DEFINE WHO WE

ARE, TO DETERMINE THE

DIRECTION THAT OUR LIVES

TAKE.

HERE IS THE GREAT THING

ABOUT GOD: HE IS WAITING.

HE IS ALWAYS THERE.

HE NEVER LEAVES US.

HE IS WAITING FOR US TO

TURN, TO TURN AWAY FROM THE

CHOICES THAT WE MAKE, AND TO

TURN INTO THE LOVING ARMS OF

A SAVIOR WHO GAVE EVERYTHING

SO THAT WE COULD BE DEFINED

BY HIM AND IN HIM.

YOU KNOW, JESUS' LAST PRAYER

WAS FOR YOU AND FOR ME.

ASKING THE FATHER THAT WE'D

BE ONE.

HE ALREADY KNEW THAT THE

FATHER WAS IN HIM, BUT HE

WAS SAYING, I WANT TO BE ONE

WITH THOSE YOU'VE GIVEN ME.

YOU KNOW, SOME OF YOU HAVE

KNOWN ABOUT GOD.

YOU GREW UP IN THE CHURCH.

YOU GREW UP WITH PARENTS OR

GRANDPARENTS WHO TOLD YOU

ABOUT THE LOVE OF GOD, BUT

YOU'VE MADE SOME POOR

CHOICES ALONG THE WAY.

MANY OF US HAVE DONE THAT.

BUT WE SERVE THE GOD OF A

SECOND CHANCE.

AND SO TODAY I WANT TO

INVITE YOU TO FIND OUT WHAT

YOU WERE CREATED FOR.

I WANT TO INVITE YOU TO COME

BACK TO THE FATHER HEART OF

GOD.

TO THE ONE WHO SAW YOU

BEFORE THE EARTH WAS

FORMED.

WHO CHOSE YOU AND SAID, THIS

IS MY CHILD.

DON'T MISS OUT ON THAT.

YOU CAN HAVE IT TODAY.

IT IS AS SIMPLE AS ASKING

FOR IT.

BUT IT MEANS SURRENDERING.

IT MEANS YOU'RE NOT GOING TO

LIVE YOUR WAY ANYMORE.

IT MEANS SAYING, GOD, I WANT

TO KNOW WHAT YOU CREATED ME

FOR.

I WANT TO KNOW YOU.

I WANT AN INTIMATE

RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU.

ASK GOD TODAY TO COME INTO

THE MIDST OF YOUR CONFUSION,

YOUR OWN ALONENESS, WHATEVER

YOUR NEED MIGHT BE.

JUST PRAY WITH ME RIGHT

NOW.

GOD, I WANT TO KNOW YOU THE

SAME WAY THAT TAMAZA KNOWS

YOU.

I WANT THE FREEDOM OF

KNOWING THAT ALL OF MY

CHOICES, ALL OF THE

FOOLISHNESS AND THE MISTAKES

HAVE BEEN FORGIVEN BY YOU.

NOT BECAUSE I DESERVE TO BE

FORGIVEN, BUT BECAUSE YOU

ARE A MERCIFUL GOD.

JESUS, BE THE SAVIOR OF MY

SOUL.

I AM A SINNER.

FILL ME WITH YOUR HOLY

SPIRIT.

TEACH ME YOUR WAYS, HOW TO

LIVE FOR YOU, HOW TO SERVE

YOU, HOW TO HEAR YOUR VOICE

WHEN YOU SPEAK TO ME.

GOD, I WANT TO BE DEFINED BY

YOU.

THANK YOU FOR WAITING FOR

ME.

TODAY I'M COMING HOME TO

YOUR HEART, AND I'M ASKING

YOU TO FILL MY HEART, INVADE

MY LIFE, AND MAKE MY LIFE

COUNT FOR YOUR KINGDOM.

IN JESUS' NAME, I PRAY.

AMEN.

IF YOU JUST PRAYED THAT

PRAYER, WE'VE GOT SOMETHING

WONDERFUL WE'D LIKE TO SHARE

WITH YOU.

IT'S FREE.

AND IT'S CALLED "A NEW

DAY."

YOU CAN GET IT BY CALLING

THAT TOLL-FREE NUMBER,

1-800-759-0700.

GORDON?

Gordon: STILL AHEAD, A

LITTLE GIRL LOSES HER HOME

AND ALL OF HER BELONGINGS.

WHEN I'M OUT HERE, IT

MAKES ME FEEL SAD BECAUSE

IT'S JUST, LIKE, GONE.

Gordon: SEE HOW THIS

GIRL AND HER FAMILY FIND A

BRAND NEW HOME WHEN WE COME

BACK.

Reporter: WELCOME

BACK.

TO WORKERS PLEAD GUILTY TO

THIRD DEGREE MURDER AT A

PHILADELPHIA ABORTION

CLINIC.

SEVEN BABIES WERE ALLEGEDLY

BORN ALIVE AND THEN KILLED

WITH SCISSORS AT THE

CLINIC.

34-YEAR-OLD ANDREA MOTEN AND

52-YEAR-OLD SHERRY WEST

PLEADED GUILTY IN THE CASE.

THEY ARE ACCUSED OF

PERFORMING ILLEGAL LATE-TERM

ABORTIONS AND KILLING BABIES

THAT HAD BEEN BORN ALIVE.

THE DEATH TOLL IN TURKEY

FROM THE EARTHQUAKE IS

NEARING 600.

"OPERATION BLESSING"

INTERNATIONAL IS IN THE

HEART OF THE EARTHQUAKE

ZONE, THOUGH.

HOPE IS FADING FAST FOR

SURVIVORS BECAUSE IT IS SO

COLD HERE.

NOW THE FOCUS IS TURNING TO

WHAT WE CAN DO FOR THOSE WHO

HAVE SURVIVED AND WHO ARE

LIVING IN CAMPS ALL OVER THE

AREA HERE.

Reporter:

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS

WORKING WITH GERMAN PARTNER@@

HUMEDICA TO OFFER MORE@@

RELIEF.

WE'LL BE BACK WITH MORE OF@@

"THE 700 CLUB" AFTER THIS.@@

Gordon: NATHAN AND HIS

FAMILY LOST THEIR HOME AND

BELONGINGS WHEN A TORNADO

RIPPED THROUGH JOPLIN,

MISSOURI.

NATHAN AND HIS CHILDREN WERE

UNHARMED, AND NOW THEIR

STORY OF SURVIVAL HAS BECOME

A STORY OF HOPE AND

RESTORATION.

Reporter: WHEN A

MASSIVE TORNADO RIPPED

THROUGH JOPLIN, MISSOURI,

NATHAN POWELL AND HIS FOUR

CHILDREN RODE OUT THE STORM

BY HUDDLING UNDERNEATH THE

STAIRS.

LOOKING AT THE NEW VIEW FROM

THEIR SECOND STORY

APARTMENT, IT IS HARD TO

BELIEVE ANYONE SURVIVED.

WHEN I'M OUT HERE, IT

MAKES ME FEEL SAD BECAUSE

IT'S JUST, LIKE, GONE.

Reporter: NATHAN'S

DEALT WITH MAJOR HEART AND

LUNG PROBLEMS FOR YEARS, SO

EVEN THOUGH THEY LOST

PRACTICALLY EVERYTHING THEY

OWN, THEY STILL KNOW WHAT IS

REALLY IMPORTANT.

IT IS ONLY STUFF.

THE KIDS ARE HERE.

Reporter: FOR THE TIME

BEING, THIS SINGLE DAD AND

HIS FOUR KIDS ARE STAYING IN

A VERY SMALL APARTMENT.

IT'S VERY SMALL.

Reporter: SO THIS IS

WHERE ALL YOU GUYS ARE

STAYING?

THERE CAN ONLY BE, LIKE,

TWO PEOPLE AT THE TOP OF THE

BED.

SO I HAVE TO SLEEP AT THE

BOTTOM.

YEAH, IT'S A LITTLE

CROWDED, BUT IT WORKS.

Reporter: SISTERS

KIMBER, KYLER AND KELSEY IN

ONE ROOM, NATHAN KIND OF HAS

A ROOM TO HIMSELF.

KIND OF A TEMPORARY

BEDROOM.

Reporter: BRADLEY HAS

IT WORSE OF ALL.

THIS IS WHERE I'M

STAYING.

Reporter: THIS IS WHERE

YOU SLEEP?

YEAH, THIS IS WHERE I

SLEEP.

Reporter: THIS ISN'T

EVEN THE SIZE OF A WALK-IN

CLOSET.

I BET YOU'RE HOPING TO HAVE

YOUR OWN ROOM SOON?

YES.

Reporter: AFTER THE

TORNADO, NATHAN GOT A REALLY

GOOD DEAL.

BUT HE HAS TO BE CAREFUL.

EVEN WITH HIS HEART AND LUNG

PROBLEMS, HE HAS PUT IN A

LOT OF WORK AT THE HOUSE.

I WORKED EVERY DAY, EVERY

HOUR THAT I WAS AVAILABLE

WITH EVERY VOLUNTEER THAT

HAS BEEN AT THAT HOUSE,

UNTIL THE LAST WEEK.

Reporter:

"OPERATION BLESSING"'S JODY

GETTY TOLD NATH THAI NATHAN

AND THE KIDS TO GIVE THEM A

WEEK.

THE VOLUNTEERS AND HOME

DEPOT HAVE BEEN AT THE HOUSE

EVERY DAY SINCE.

THEY FOUND OUT NATHAN AND

SON ARE INTO KIDS.

I HAD A LOT OF BLOOD

PRESSURE ISSUES, AND THEY

ACTUALLY SUGGESTED TO GET

FISH AND WATCH THEM BECAUSE

IT BRINGS YOUR BLOOD

PRESSURE DOWN.

IT IS A LITTLE SOMETHING

WE CAN DO, AND WE ENJOY

THAT.

Reporter: THE

VOLUNTEERS STARTED WITH

OPENING UP THE FLOOR PLAN TO

GIVE THIS FAMILY OF FIVE

SPACE TO SPREAD OUT.

THE HOUSE NEEDS A LOT OF

WORK, BOTH INSIDE AND OUT.

FROM REPLACING 30 WINDOWS TO

WIRING, FLOORING,

LANDSCAPING, AND MASONRY.

THEY EVEN HAVE TO REPLACE A

BUNCH OF STONE THAT THE

TORNADO BLEW AWAY, AND THE

CLOCK IS TICKING.

SO WE CAME OUT WITH JODY TO

TAKE A LOOK AT THE PROGRESS

AT THE HOUSE, AND IT IS

UNBELIEVABLE HOW MUCH WORK

IS LEFT TO BE DONE.

PEOPLE ARE WORKING ON EVERY

CORNER OF THE HOUSE.

AND THERE ARE PILES OF TOOLS

AND MATERIALS EVERYWHERE.

BUT NOTHING IS COMPLETELY

FINISHED YET.

THE FAMILY IS COMING HOME

TOMORROW, AND THAT MEANS

TONIGHT IS GOING TO BE

CRAZY.

THE CREW WORKED OVERNIGHT BY

FLASHLIGHT AND HEADLIGHT.

BUT BY MORNING THERE WAS

STILL A LOT LEFT TO DO.

BUT ALL THAT HARD WORK WAS

ABOUT TO PAY OFF.

[CHEERING]

[APPLAUSE AND CHEERS]

Reporter: JUST SEEING

THE OUTSIDE OF THE HOUSE,

THEY KNEW A LOT MORE HAD

BEEN ACCOMPLISHED THAN

THEY'D EVER IMAGINED.

THEN THEY WALKED INSIDE.

OH OH, MY GOSH!

BRAD, LOOK AT THIS.

LOOK AT THIS.

IT WAS QUITE AN

OVERWHELMING MOMENT.

I THINK IT IS COMPARABLE TO

WHEN ONE OF THESE GUYS WAS

BORN.

SERIOUSLY, IT WAS KIND OF A

MOMENT LIKE THAT.

Reporter: WITH A TON OF

VOLUNTEER LABOR AND DONATED

BELONGINGS, THEIR HOUSE WAS

COMPLETELY RENOVATED.

KELSEY AND KYLER MADE A

BEELINE TO THEIR NEW ROOMS.

EVERYTHING IS PERFECT IN

THE BEDROOMS, AND NOW WE GET

TO HAVE SLEEPOVERS WITH OUR

FRIENDS.

NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE NOW

FRIENDS.

NOW WHEN I WALK IN MY

ROOM, I MEA FEEL LIKE A

CELEBRITY.

Reporter: CLOSE BY, BIG

SISTER KIMBER HAS A ROOM OF

HER OWN.

YOU'VE EVEN GOT A CLOSET,

HONEY.

WOW, A CLOSET!

IT WAS AMAZING TO ME BECAUSE

IT WAS ACTUALLY ALL OF MY

FAVORITE COLORS, BLUE,

BLACK, AND WHITE.

AND IT WAS FULLY FURN

CHERD.

AND I ACTUALLY HAVE A CLOSET

AND A DRESSER NOW.

Reporter: THEY WORKED

THEIR WAY BACK AND WENT

THROUGH EVERY INCH OF THE

HOUSE.

OH, WOW, LOOK AT THAT!

I THINK THAT ROOM IS THE

BEST.

OF COURSE YOU WOULD.

THAT WAS AWESOME.

I WAS LIKE, HEY, FINALLY

WE'VE GOT A BIG FISH TANK,

LIKE WE'VE ALWAYS WANTED.

IT IS NEAT.

IT WAS JUST NEAT BECAUSE IT

WAS ONE OF OUR DREAMS FOR

THE HOUSE AND IT JUST

HAPPENED.

THAT IS REALLY, REALLY

COOL.

Reporter: AFTER

SPENDING A FEW MONTHS

SLEEPING IN A CLOSET,

BRADLEY WENT DOWN THE HALL

AND OPENED THE DOOR TO HIS

NEW BEDROOM.

LOOK AT MY ROOM.

Reporter: BRADLEY ALSO

CHECKED OUT HIS CLOSET AND

WAS GLAD TO SEE IT WASN'T A

WALK-IN.

SO I COULDN'T SLEEP IN

THERE, AND I WAS SO HAPPY.

SO I ACTUALLY HAVE MY

CLOTHES IN THERE, INSTEADV1O OF

A BED.

Reporter:=3÷h AND BRADLEY

IS RIGHT ACROSS FROM HIS

DAD, WHO MIGHT BE ABLE TO

GET A LITTLE REST.

AND NOW HE HAS AN ACTUAL

BEDROOM TO HANG OUT AND GET

SOME ALONE TIME FROM US.

I DON'T KNOW WHEN IT WILL

SINK IN.

IT WILL PROBABLY BE YEARS

UNTIL I CAN SIT BACK AND GO,

WOW, IT HAPPENED.

I THINK HOW MANY PEOPLE IT

TOOK THAT WERE ALL LED BY

GOD TO GET TO THIS POINT.

BECAUSE THAT IS REALLY

REFRESHING.

IT'S SO COOL THAT GOD IS

STILL WILLING TO TEACH US

AND SHOW US THAT HE

PROVIDES.

HE PROVIDES.

Gordon: FROM HOMELESS

TO HOPE, ALL OF THAT MADE

POSSIBLE BECAUSE PEOPLE LIKE

YOU CARED ENOUGH TO GIVE.

IF YOU'RE A MEMBER OF "THE

700 CLUB," THANK YOU BECAUSE

YOU'RE PART OF BLESSING THAT

FAMILY.

IF YOU'RE NOT A MEMBER, NOW

IS THE TIME TO JOIN WITH

US.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS PICK

UP THE PHONE.

IT'S A TOLL-FREE NUMBER.

1-800-759-0700.

AND JUST SAY, YES, I WANT TO

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

HOW MUCH IS THAT?

JUST $20 A MONTH, 65 CENTS A

DAY.

WHEN YOU CALL AND JOIN, WE

ENCOURAGE YOU TO ASK FOR

PLEDGE EXPRESS.

THAT'S ELECTRONIC MONTHLY

GIVING.

THERE ARE NO CHECKS TO

RIGHT, NOTHING TO MAIL IN.

WE SAVE SO MUCH ON THE

PROCESSING, WE CAN SEND BACK

TO YOU AS OUR GIFT MONTHLY

C.D.s CALLED "POWER FOR

LIFE."

OR YOU CAN LOG ON TO

CBN.COM.

WHEN YOU GIVE MONTHLY ON THE

INTERNET, YOU'RE

AUTOMATICALLY SIGNED UP FOR

PLEDGE EXPRESS.

TERRY?

Terry: WHEN A SUDDEN

STORM UNLEASHED ITS WIND AND

POUNDING RAIN, CYNTHIA NEW

HER HUSBAND, TERRY, WAS IN

BIG TROUBLE.

BUT NOTHING COULD PREPARE

PREPARE HER FOR WHAT SHE SAW

NEXT AT THE SCENE OF HIS

ACCIDENT.

Reporter: ON THE

MORNING OF MAY 1st, 2004,

BARRY BLAZE WAS RIDING HIS

MOTORCYCLE HOME FROM A

FAMILY GATHERING.

HIS WIFE, CYNTHIA, WAS IN A

VAN AHEAD OF HIM.

A STORM WAS APPROACHING, AND

BARRY HOPED HE COULD MAKE IT

HOME.

A BRIDGE WAS STRAIGHT

AHEAD.

IT STARTED TO SPRINKLE.

AND WE WERE KIND OF DRIVING

AROUND, HOME, AND RIGHT

BEFORE WE GET ON TO THIS

BRIDGE, IT STARTED TO

REALLY, REALLY RAIN, REALLY

HARD.

WE WERE LIKE, THIS ISN'T

GOOD.

BARRY SHOULDN'T BE DRIVING

IN THIS.

BUT WE WERE ALREADY ON TO

THE BRIDGE, AND IT IS JUST A

TWO-LANE ROAD.

AND THERE IS NO PLACE TO

STOP.

WE WERE PRAYING THAT BARRY

DIDN'T GET ON THE BRIDGE.

Reporter: CYNTHIA AND

HER PARENTS WERE PRAYING AND

LOOKED BACK TO SEE IF HE

MADE IT ACROSS THE BRIDGE.

WE TURNED BACK AND LOOKED

ON THE BRIDGE, AND THAT'S

WHEN WE SAW A WHOLE BUNCH OF

CARS STOPPED, AND WE KNEW.

Reporter: THE FORCE OF

THE WIND AND RAIN AND THE

WATER ON THE ROAD, HAD SENT

BARRY HEAD-FIRST INTO THE

CONCRETE BARRIER.

IT WAS VERY BAD.

HIS HELMET WAS CRACKED IN

THE FRONT.

AND THE STUFFING WAS COMING

OUT OF IT.

AND HIS EARS WERE BLEEDING.

Reporter: PARAMEDICS

RUSHED BARRY TO THE CLOSEST

TRAUMA HOSPITAL WHERE

DOCTORS GAVE HIM NO CHANCE

OF SURVIVAL.

HE WAS REALLY SEVERELY

AFFECTED BY THE HEAD

TRAUMA.

HE HAD TWO DETACHED RETINAS,

WHICH MEANT THAT THE NERVES

OF HIS EYES HAD ACTUALLY

PULLED AWAY FROM THE GLOBE,

WHICH TAKES A SEVERE

INJURY.

AND, IN ADDITION, HE HAD

INJURIES TO BOTH EARS, WHICH

IS AN UNUSUAL SITUATION.

AND HE WAS SUFFERING FROM

HEARING LOSS AND WAS -- YOU

KNOW, WAS NOT EXPECTED TO

SURVIVE.

Reporter: BARRY

REMAINED IN THE COMAS AND

DOCTORS DID A CAT SCAN TO

CHECK FOR SKULL FRACTURES.

THEY FOUND NONE, BUT BARRY

WAS STILL UNCONSCIOUS.

I WAS WAITING IN THE

WAITING ROOM, AND I CALLED

MY SISTER, AND SHE JUST

PRAYED WITH ME.

AND IT WAS THE BEST THING,

WHAT I NEEDED, AT THAT

MOMENT.

Reporter: BARRY MADE IT

THROUGH THE NIGHT, MUCH TO

THE DOCTORS' AMAZEMENT.

BUT WOKE UP THE NEXT DAY AND

REALIZED HE WAS BLIND AND

PARTIALLY DEAF.

IT WAS DIFFICULT AT

TIMES, BUT I ALWAYS KNEW --

BUT HE'S HERE.

AND I WAS JUST GLAD TO HAVE

HIM FOR ANOTHER DAY.

Reporter: AS BARRIE

BECAME MORE ALERT, HE SPENT

A LOT OF TIME PRAYING.

I HAD THIS INCREDIBLE

SENSATION OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

COMING OVER ME AND TELLING

ME THAT EVERYTHING WAS GOING

TOBOéM BE OKAY, AND THAT GOD WAS

WITH ME.

AND THAT HE WAS NOW WRITING

A NEW CHAPTER IN MY LIFE.

I KNEW THAT HIS SENSES

WOULD BE DIFFERENT, AND I

WOULD BE NEEDING TO TAKE

CARE OF HIM FOR A WHILE.

BUT GOD HAD GIVEN ME A PEACE

THAT IT WAS GOING TO BE

OKAY.

Reporter: WHEN BARRY

WAS DISCHARGED FROM THE

HOSPITAL, HE HAD TO LEARN

HOW TO WALK AND BALANCE

HIMSELF AGAIN.

SPECIALISTS PERFORMED

MULTIPLE SURGERIES TO REPAIR

HIS RETINAS AND HIS INNER

EARS.

I WAS TRYING TO LOOK IN

THE MIRROR, AND I COULDN'T

SEE MYSELF.

I CAN REMEMBER BEING SO

FRIGHTENED AND FEELING

VULNERABLE THAT I BEGAN

SHAKING.

IN AN INSTANT, MY WHOLE LIFE

HAD BEEN ALMOST TAKEN AWAY

FROM ME, AND I HAD THE MOST

AMOUNT OF FEAR AND

INSECURITY THAT WAS MATCH

IMAGINABLE.

Reporter: BARRY

WONDERED ABOUT HIS CAREER AS

A WORSHIP LEADER AND A

MUSICIAN AND HOW HE WOULD

SUPPORT HIS FAMILY.

I CRIED OUT TO GOD AND I

SAID, IF YOU'LL GIVE ME

ENOUGH HEARING BACK SO I CAN

JUST HEAR PITCH, AND IF I

CAN JUST HEAR THAT AND SING

TO YOU AGAIN, THAT WOULD

ALLOW MY HEART TO REJOICE SO

MUCH.

AND THAT'S ALL I WANT.

SO GOD STARTED TO RESTORE

THAT FROM THAT DAY FORWARD.

Reporter: BARRY'S

RECOVERY WAS LONG AND

CHALLENGING.

CYNTHIA REMEMBERS CROSSING

THE FIRST BIG MILESTONE.

I REMEMBER THE FIRST DAY

HE ACTUALLY HEARD THE COFFEE

POT.

AND IT WAS JUST LIKE SOME

SMALL, LITTLE THING, BUT

THAT MEANT A LOT.

Reporter: OWE

VERBALLY -- EVENTUALLY,

BARRY WAS ABLE TO SEE

CLEARLY, AND CAN HEAR WELL

ENOUGH WITH A HEARING AID TO

RETURN TO WHAT HE LOVES.

IT IS MIRACULOUS THE WAY

HE RECOVERED FROM THE SEVERE

HEAD TRIAL.

IN MY MIND, GOD IS THE ONE

WHO GETS THE CREDIT.

Reporter: WITH LIMITED

HEARING, BARRY PENNED A NEW

SERIES OF SONGS FOR HIS

BAND.

THE MOST SIGNIFICANT

MOMENT FOR ME IN THIS

HEALING PROCESS WAS THE

ABILITY, AGAIN, TO START

RECORDING.

AS GOD GAVE THOSE THINGS

BACK TO ME, IT WAS HUGE FOR

ME.

Reporter: THROUGH THE

WHOLE ORDEAL, BARRY HAD COME

TO REALIZE NO MATTER HOW

DIFFICULT THE STRUGGLE HE

FACES, GOD IS ALWAYS THERE

TO STRENGTHEN HIM.

WHAT ALL OF THIS HAS

TAUGHT ME, DEFINITELY, FAITH

AND TRUST AND KNOWING THAT

GOD IS THERE.

AND HE'S GOING TO TAKE MY

HAND THROUGH THE HARDEST

TIMES.

AND THOUGH I WILL HAVE A LOT

OF FEAR SOMETIMES, I WILL

KNOW HE IS WITH ME.

AND I'M HELD TIGHT IN HIS

NOTORIOUS RIGHT HAND.

Terry: GOD IS ALL ABOUT

TAKING THE CHALLENGES THAT

FACE US IN LIFE AND USING

THEM TO TEACH US MORE ABOUT

WHO HE IS.

SO WE CAN DRAW CLOSE TO US

SO WE CAN KNOW WHAT AN

AMAZING GOD, AMAZING FATHER

HE IS.

MANY OF YOU ARE PROBABLY

FACING CHARGES TODAY, AND WE

WANT TO ENCOURAGE YOU WITH

PRAYER REPORTS WE RECEIVED

FROM PEOPLE.

THIS IS RODANA, WHO LIVES IN

CALIFORNIA.

SHE WAS EXPERIENCING

PARAYLSIS ON ONE PART OF HER

FACE.

AFTER AN M.R.A., THE DOCTOR

DIAGNOSED HER WITH A CHEEK

TUMOR AND ONLY SURGERY COULD

HELP HER.

GORDON, YOU SAID THERE IS

SOMEONE WITH DAMAGE IN YOUR

RIGHT CHEEK.

BEGIN TO SMILE AND REALIZE

GOD HAS HEALED YOU AND

TOUCHED IN IN JESUS' NAME.

SHE SAID SHE FELT THE

NUMBNESS LEAVE HER FACE AND

SHE WAS ABLE TO SMILE FOR

THE FIRST TIME IN MONTHS.

AND SHE WENT TO A

NEUROSURGEON AND THE TESTS

SHOWED THE TUMOR WAS

COMPLETELY GONE.

Gordon: THAT'S A

MIRACLE.

AND THIS ONE HAD PLANTER

FASCIITIS.

SHE OFTEN WALKED WITH A

LIMP, DUE TO THE SHARP PAIN,

WHICH SHE COMPARED TO

WALKING ON ROCKS.

ONE DAY AT WORK, IN THE

HOSPITAL, A PATIENT INSISTED

SHE TURN ON THE TV.

TERRY, YOU HAD A WORD OF

KNOWLEDGE, SOMETHING CALLED

PLANTER FASCIITIS.

GOD IS HEALING YOU NOW.

DENISE STOOD UP ON HER FEET,

REALIZING SHE WAS HEALED AND

SHOUTED OUT, I'VE BEEN

HEALED.

GOD LOVES US ALL.

AND HE ALWAYS HARKENS TO THE

PRAYERS OF HIS CHILDREN.

AND START UNDERSTANDING

RIGHT NOW JESUS IS

INTERCEDEING FOR YOU.

HE IS IN THE THRONE ROOM.

AND HE IS PRAYING FOR YOU.

AND HE IS SAYING LORD, LORD,

ANSWER.

ANSWER.

NOW, REMEMBER HIS HIGH

PRIEST PRAYER, RIGHT AT THE

END OF THE LAST SUPPER,

RIGHT BEFORE HE PASSED THE

BOOK, AND HE WAS BETRAYED

AND BEATEN AND HE DIED ON

THE CROSS.

HE PRAYED, LORD, LET US BE

ONE, JUST AS YOU AND I ARE

ONE.

SO LET'S COME INTO

AGREEMENT, AND LET'S BE

ONE.

THE BIBLE SAYS WHEN TW TWO

OR MORE AGREE, TOUCHING

ANYTHING, IT SHALL BE DONE.

SO TOGETHER, LET'S GO TO THE

THRONE OF GRACE.

LET'S JOIN IN WITH THE

PRAYERS JESUS IS PRAYING

RIGHT NOW, AND LET'S BELIEVE

GOD FOR MIRACLES.

START UNDERSTANDING HE CAME

TO FORGIVE AND HE CAME TO

HEAL.

AND LET'S TAKE HIM AT HIS

WORD.

PRAY WITH US.

LORD, WE LIFT THE NEEDS OF

THE AUDIENCE WITH YOU RIGHT

NOW.

AND TOGETHER WE JOIN

TOGETHER AS ONE.

AND WE COME INTO AGREEMENT

FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE PAIN IN

THEIR BODIES, AND TOGETHER

WE SAY AS ONE, AND WE SAY

OUT LOUD BE HEALED AND BE

MADE WHOLE.

AND LORD, WE LAY HANDS NOW

ON THAT AREA OF THE BODY

THAT NEEDS HEALING.

AND WE SAY BE HEALED IN

JESUS' NAME.

AND BE EVERY BIT WHOLE.

THERE IS SOMEONE WITH A

TRAUMATIC INJURY, AND THERE

IS JUST -- I SEE THIS

PICTURE OF THIS HUGE

BRUISE.

THE DOCTOR IS WARNING YOU

ABOUT CLOTS.

AND GOD IS ABLE TO DISSOLVE

ALL OF THAT AWAY IN JESUS'

NAME.

AND IT IS GOING TO BE

RESTORED.

AND THE PAIN IS LEAVING YOU

NOW.

JUST REJOICE IN WHAT HE IS

TOGETHE DOING FOR YOU NOW

IN JESUS' NAME.

Terry: THERE IS SOMEONE

ELSE WHO HAS RECURRING

SHINGLES AND IT IS SO

PAINFUL.

GOD IS TOUCHING YOU AND IT

WILL NOT APPEAR AGAIN.

IT WILL TOTALLY DISAPPEAR.

YOU WON'T EVEN HAVE

SCARRING, WHICH IS UNUSUAL.

SOMEONE ELSE, YOUR THROAT

CLOSES UP.

YOU HAVE A HARD TIME

EATING.

YOU EVEN HAVE A HARD TIME

SWALLOWING.

JUST TOUCH YOUR THROAT AND

RECEIVE HEALING FROM THE

LORD AS HE RELEASE YOU.

Gordon: THERE IS

SOMEONE ELSE WHO HAS BEEN

DIAGNOSED WITH BONE SPURS IN

YOUR SHOULDERS.

AND THERE IS TREMENDOUS

PAIN.

GOD IS TAKING THOSE SPURS

AWAY FROM YOU.

DO WHAT YOU COULDN'T DO

BEFORE.

BEGIN TO MOVE THAT RIGHT

SHOULDER AND REALIZE YOU'VE

BEEN COMPLETELY HEALED.

AND SOMEONE, YOU HAVE

ACID REFLUX, AND GOD IS

HEALING THAT.

AND SOMEONE ELSE, YOU HAVE A

DAMAGED -- LIKE A PELVIC

GIRDLE, AND GOD IS HEALING

THAT.

Gordon: THERE IS

SOMEONE ELSE WITH A SKIN

CONDITION.

AND THEY'RE CAUSING BUBBLES

ON THE SKIN.

THEY'RE FILLED WITH FLUID,

AND GOD IS HEALING THAT.

HE IS TAKING ALL OF THAT

AWAY FROM YOU RIGHT NOW.

IN JESUS' NAME, BE HEALED.

AMEN.

IF YOU'VE BEEN TOUCHED BY

GOD, WE WANT TO SHARE UNYOUR

GOD REPORT.

LET'S REJOICE IN WHAT GOD IS

DOING IN THE WORLD TODAY.

HE IS THE SAME YESTERDAY,

TODAY, AND FOREVER.

SO CALL US, 1-800-759-0700.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM PSALMS 103:

"PRAISE THE LORD WHO

FORGIVES ALL YOUR SINS AND

HEALS ALL OF YOUR

DISEASES."

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