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The 700 Club - August 10, 2012

Father and son Rolando and Jeremy Lamb share about having passion for God and basketball. Plus, Amanda Herring's painful past caused her to make unwise decisions that only resulted in more hurt. he can forgive. Read Transcript


OUR CANDIDATE FOR

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED

STATES, MITT ROMNEY.

A QUESTION THAT IS

SHAPING THE PRESIDENTIAL

ELECTION: WHAT DO MORMONS

BELIEVE.

THEY JUST DON'T HAVE ALL

OF THE FACTS.

Gordon: WELCOME TO "THE

700 CLUB."

IF YOU'RE PACKING UP THE CAR

FOR ONE LAST VACATION THIS

SUMMER, YOU'RE GOING TO NEED

A LITTLE EXTRA MORE BUDGET.

THE PRICE OF FILLING YOUR

TANK IS GOING UP AGAIN.

Terry: EPHRAIM GRAHAM

HAS THIS LOOK AT WHY PRICES

ARE RISING, AND HOW LONG

THEY'RE LIKELY TO STAY

HIGH.

Reporter: NATIONALLY,

GAS PRICE HAVE CLIMBED 27

CENTS A GALLON IN THE PAST

MONTH.

THIS WEEK BEGAN WITH NEWS OF

A 14-CENT SURGE, THE BIGGEST

ONE-WEEK JUMP IN A YEAR AND

A HALF.

ANALYSTS SAY GAS PRICES ARE

SITTING AT A SEVEN-WEEK HIGH

RIGHT NOW.

ACCORDING TO THE A.A.A., THE

NATIONAL AVERAGE FOR A

GALLON OF REGULAR GAS IS

$3.63.

A STRING OF REFINERY

BREAKDOWNS HAVE SENT FUEL

COMPANIES INTO A PANIC, AND

GAS PRICES SOARING.

A GAS FIRE IS BEING BLAMED

FOR A SHORTAGE OF HUNDREDS

OF THOUSANDS OF BARRELS.

THOSE REMAINING HAVE UPPED

THEIR PRODUCTION, PUMPING

OUT 1.5 MILLION BARRELS A

DAY MORE.

THAT MEANS EACH ONE THAT

GOES DOWN, HURTS THE

NATION'S FUEL SUPPLY MORE.

IN ADDITION, TROPICAL STORM

ERNESTO IN THE GULF HAS

HALTED SOME PRODUCTION.

A SPOKESPERSON WITH GASBUDDY

.COM SAYS A NUMBER OF

PROBLEMS IS CAUSING THE

PRICES TO GO HIGHER.

IT WILL BE PUSHING GAS

PRICES UP REGARDLESS OF WHAT

IS HELPING IN CALIFORNIA OR

THE MIDWEST.

WHATEVER THE CAUSE, THE

EXPERTS SI THE HIGH PRICES

ARE HERE TO STAY, AT LEAST

THROUGH LABOR DAY, IF NOT

LONGER.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM, CBN NEWS.

Gordon: THERE IS EVEN

MORE BAD NEWS FOR YOUR

WALLET.

THE CROP REPORT COMES OUT

TODAY, AND THAT MAY SEND THE

PRICE OF CORN SKYROCKETING.

IT IS ALREADY OVER $9 A

BUSHEL, AND THAT HAS

WORLDWIDE IMPLICATIONS FOR

THE PRICE OF FOOD, AND THEN

DOWNSTREAM, THE PRICE OF

BEEF AND POULTRY BECAUSE

CORN IS A MAJOR FEED STOCK.

SO GET READY FOR SOME

INFLATION, BOTH AT THE PUMP

AND AT THE GROCERY STORE.

WENDY GRIFFITH HAS THE REST

OF OUR TOP STORIES.

Reporter: THE NEW YORK

POLICE DEPARTMENT IS

LAUNCHING A NEW SUPER

COMPUTER SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM

TO FIGHT CRIME AND

TERRORISM.

THE SYSTEM WILL USE

COMPUTERS TO ORGANIZE

INFORMATION FROM

SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS,

RADIATION DETECTORS, LICENCE

PLATE READERS, AND CRIME

REPORTS.

AND INVESTIGATORS WILL BE

ABLE TO QUICKLY GET

INFORMATION ON SUSPICIOUS

ACTIVITIES THROUGH LIVE

VIDEO FEEDS.

SOME CRITICS WORRY THE NEW

SYSTEM COULD LEAD TO A BIG

BROTHER-TYPE OF

SURVEILLANCE.

THE U.S. HAS SURGED AHEAD OF

CHINA IN THE MEDAL COUNT AT

THE LONDON OLYMPICS.

NOW LEADING 90 TO 80 GOING

INTO THE FINAL EVENTS.

LAUREN WILLIAMS HELPED THE

U.S. TRACK TEAM ADVANCE TO

THE GOLD MEDAL RACE LAST

NIGHT.

THIS IS HER THIRD OLYMPIC

GAMES.

SHE WON THE SILVER MEDAL IN

THE 100 METRE RACE IN 2004,

AND SHE WAS WORLD CHAMPION

BACK IN 2005.

THIS YEAR SHE DIDN'T QUALIFY

FOR THE INDIVIDUAL 100 METRE

RACE, BUT SHE TELLS ATHLETES

IN ACTION SHE LEARNED SOME

GOOD LESSONS AS A RESULT.

IT TAKES ME A WHILE

SOMETIMES TO REALIZE, AND A

LOT OF CONVERSATIONS WITH

GOD, THAT THIS IS PART OF

HIS PLAN AND I SHOULD BE

DELIGHTING IN IT.

BECAUSE IT IS NOT A BAD

THING.

IT IS A BLESSING TO BE ON

YOUR THIRD OLYMPIC TEAM.

MAYBE NOT AS A 100-METER

RUNNER, BUT EVERY MORNING

WAKING UP AND SAYING I WANT

PEOPLE TO SEE THE JESUS IN

ME, BUT I ALSO WANT TO BE

ABLE TO SHARE IT.

THE MAJOR THING FOR ME IS

BEING A LITTLE MORE OPEN

ABOUT SHARING MY FAITH.

GREAT ADVICE.

FRANCINA WILL BE RUNNING AT

A RELAY RACE THIS SUMMER.

MARK MARTIN CAUGHT UP WITH

THE TALENTED WOMAN BEFORE

SHE LEFT THE STATES, A WOMAN

WHO SAYS SHE IS RUNNING FOR

JESUS.

Reporter: WITH WINGS ON

HER FEET AND CHRIST IN HER

HEART, SHE PREPARES FOR THE

OLYMPICS IN LONDON.

SHE ALREADY COMPETED IN THE

400 METRES, WHERE SHE MADE

THE FINALS AND PLACED

SEVENTH.

HER NEXT IS FOUR BY 400

RELAY.

IT IS A NEAR ALL-OUT SPRINT

FOR A FULL LAP AROUND THE

TRACK.

IT IS A TOUGH RACE, BUT

IF YOU HAVE FAITH IN GOD,

FAITH IN YOURSELF, AND FAITH

IN YOUR TRAINING AND WHAT

YOU'VE BEEN WORKING FOR, IT

CAN BE FUN.

Reporter: FRANCINA IS

DEFINITELY FOCUSED.

CURRENTLY HOLDING THE

AMERICAN INDOOR RECORD FOR

400-METERS.

SHE PUTS IN THE WORK ON THE

TRACK AND IN THE WEIGHT

ROOM.

HER TRAINING PAID OFF IN

JUNE, WHEN SHE PLACED THIRD

AT THE U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS,

EARNING A SPOT ON TEAM

U.S.A.

IT WAS GREAT TO SEE MY

DREAM UNFOLD BEFORE MY

EYES.

Reporter: SHE ALREADY

HAS ONE GOLD MEDAL ON HER

RESUME, SHE ANCHORED TEAM

U.S.A. AT THE WORLD

CHAMPIONSHIPS IN KOREA.

BUT SHE SAYS THERE IS

SOMETHING SPECIAL ABOUT THE

OLYMPIC GOLD.

HEARING THE U.S. ANTHEM AT

THE OLYMPICS WOULD BE A

DREAM COME TRUE.

I CAN'T EVEN DESCRIBE THE

FEELING.

LAST YEAR I WON

CHAMPIONSHIPS, AND I GOT THE

OPPORTUNITY.

IT WAS SO MUCH EMOTION.

I THOUGHT I'M GOING TO STAND

UP HERE AND GET A MEDAL, BUT

YOU JUST FEEL SO PROUD TO

SEE THEM RAISE YOUR FLAG THE

HIGHEST.

Reporter: ULTIMATELY

FRANCINE HAS SAID SHE WANTS

TO WIN FOR JESUS CHRIST.

I TELL ME FAMILY AND

FRIENDS ALL OF THE TIME,

JESUS GAVE ME THIS

OPPORTUNITY.

HE BLESSED ME WITH THIS

TALENT AND I WANT TO USE

THIS TO GLORIFY HIM.

Reporter: AND THIS

OLYMPIAN SAYS IT IS

IMPORTANT NOT TO LOSE THE

WAY WITH JESUS, MAKING SURE

HE IS ON THE TRACK BOTH ON

AND OFF THE TRACK.

Wendy: AND OUR PRAYERS

GOING OUT TO THE

PHILIPPINES.

MORE THAN 300,000 PEOPLE IN

THE PHILIPPINES WERE FORCED

TO LEAVE THEIR HOMES, BUT

OVER TWO MILLION PEOPLE ARE

AFFECTED.

NON-STOP FLOODING AND RAINS

BROUGHT ON LANDSLIDES.

CBN IS BRINGING RELIEF AID,

ENCOURAGEMENT, AND PRAYERS

TO THE FLOOD VICTIMS.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR

THE FOOD.

THIS IS REALLY A BIG HELP TO

US.

I THANK GOD FOR SAVING ME

AND MY CHILDREN.

THE PEOPLE HERE SAY THEY

FEEL LOVED.

THEY NEVER THOUGHT THERE ARE

PEOPLE WHO CARED FOR THEM.

YOUR PRAYERS BROUGHT THEM

MUCH-NEEDED HOPE.

Wendy: TODAY DISASTER

OFFICIALS ARE SHIFTING NO

CLEANUP MODE.

MUD, GARBAGE AND OTHER FLOOD

DEBRIS LITTERS THE CITY.

AND SOME OF OUR OWN FOLKS,

GORDON, HAVE BEEN AFFECTED.

SOME OF THE FOLKS WHO WORK

FOR CBN IN MANILA HAVE BEEN

AFFECTED BY THESE TERRIBLE

FLOODINGS.

Gordon: THE ENTIRE CITY

HAS BEEN AFFECTED, TWO

MILLION PEOPLE.

WHEN I LIVED THERE, WE NEVER

EVEN DREAMED THE FINANCIAL

DISTRICT COULD EVER FLOOD.

IT IS LIKE THE ENTIRE CITY

HAS BEEN IMPACTED BY THIS.

WHEN DISASTER STRIKES, WE

WANT TO STRIKE BACK.

IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF

IT, I ENCOURAGE YOU TO GIVE

TO THE CBN DISASTER RELIEF

FUND, THROUGH CBN

INTERNATIONAL.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CALL

US.

1-800-759-0700.

WE'RE INVOLVED.

WE'RE THERE.

AND WE'RE THERE IN YOUR

NAME, DOING RELIEF, ACTIVE

RELIEF RIGHT NOW, PROVIDING

FOOD FOR PEOPLE, MEDICAL

CARE.

SO IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART

OF IT, YOU CAN WRITE TO US,

THE DISASTER RELIEF FUND,

CBN CENTER, VIRGINIA BEACH,

VIRGINIA, 23643, OR YOU CAN

GO ON TO cbn.com IF YOU

WANT TO RUSH YOU'RE HELP TO

PEOPLE IN NEED.

Terry: THAT'S A LOT OF

FLOODING.

I'VE SEEN A LOT OF FLOODING

WHEN DISASTER HAS STRUCK

AROUND THE WORLD, BUT PEOPLE

ARE WALKING AND IT'S UP TO

THEIR SHOULDERS.

Gordon: AND THOSE ARE

CITY STREETS.

IT IS LIKE YOUR SWIMMING IN

A CITY STREET THAT USED TO

BE HIGH AND DRY.

IT IS DEVASTATING.

THE REPORTS I'M HEARING BACK

FROM OUR OFFICE, THEY HAVE

NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE

THIS.

Terry: WE HAVE LOTS OF

WONDERFUL STAFF THERE, SO

WE'RE PRAYING FOR THEM AS

WELL.

IF MITT ROMNEY WINS THE

WHITE HOUSE, THE MORMON

CHURCH MIGHT WORK WITH US.

IF HE BECAME PRESIDENT,

IT COULD WORK AGAINST US.

Terry: WILL AMERICA

ELECT THEIR FIRST MORMON

PRESIDENT?

MORE AFTER THIS.

Gordon: BARAK OBAMA

MADE HISTORY IN 2008 WHEN HE

BECAME THE FIRST

AFRICAN-AMERICAN TO BE

ELECTED PRESIDENT.

WELL, MITT ROMNEY MAY ALSO

MAKE HISTORY IN 2012, IF HE

BECOMES THE FIRST MORMON IN

HISTORY TO WIN THE WHITE

HOUSE.

DAVID BRODY EXPLORES THAT

POSSIBILITY IN THIS REPORT

FROM SALT LAKE CITY.

OUR CANDIDATE FOR

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED

STATES, MITT ROMNEY.

[APPLAUSE AND CHEERS]

Reporter: ON THE

CAMPAIGN TRAIL, MITT ROMNEY

KEEPS HIS FOCUS SIMPLE: FIX

THE ECONOMY.

OTHERS ARE FIXATED ON

SOMETHING ELSE, HIS FAITH.

HE WOULD BE THE FIRST MORMON

PRESIDENT, A TOPIC DEEMED

WORTHY OF COVER STORIES BY

TIME AND "NEWSWEEK".

IT IS A FAITH NOT MANY

UNDERSTAND.

SOME CALL IT A CULT, A

SUBJECT I BROUGHT UP WITH

HIM WHEN HE WAS STILL

GOVERNOR OF MASSACHUSETTS.

SOME FOLKS HAVE SAID

MORMONS ARE PART OF A CULT.

DOES THAT BOTHER YOU?

THERE IS VERY LITTLE THAT

BOTHERS ME, AND THAT'S IN

PART BECAUSE WHEN PEOPLE

MAKE REFERENCES I DISAGREE

WITH, I GENERALLY CONCLUDE

THEY JUST DON'T HAVE ALL OF

THE FACTS.

AND IT CAME TO PAST AS

THEY WENT, THEY WERE

CLEANSED.

Reporter: AT THIS

MORMON SERVICE NEAR SALT

LAKE CITY, WE MET THE SMOOT

FAMILY AND ALL OF THEIR

CHILDREN.

THEY'RE TIRED OF BEING

VIEWED DIFFERENTLY BY

OTHERS, BUT IT COMES WITH

THE TERRITORY.

POLYGAMY IS THE FIRST

THING THAT IS ALWAYS THROWN

IT.

IT HAS BEEN 122 YEARS.

Reporter: WOULD

ROMNEY'S FAITH POSE A

PROBLEM?

18% OF AMERICANS SAY THEY

WOULD NOT VOTE FOR A

WELL-QUALIFIED CANDIDATE WHO

HAPPENS TO BE A MORMON.

BUT THE MAJORITY OF VOTERS

SAY IT DOESN'T PRESENT A

PROBLEM AT ALL.

IF MITT ROMNEY BECAME

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED

STATES, WHAT WOULD IT MEAN

TO FAITH, WHAT WOULD IT MEAN

TO THE MORMON FAITH?

IT IS HUGE.

OBVIOUSLY IT IS GOING TO PUT

US OUT THERE, AND WE'RE

GOING TO GET CONTROVERSY ON

BOTH SIDES.

AND PEOPLE ARE GOING TO WANT

TO KNOW HIS STORY.

THEY'RE GOING TO WANT TO

KNOW A BUILT MORE ABOUT WHO

WE ARE.

Reporter: THE BRIGHT

LIGHTS ARE USUALLY RESERVED

FOR NEW YORK CITY, NOT SALT

LAKE CITY, BUT THAT IS ALL

GOING TO CHANGE BECAUSE MITT

ROMNEY COULD BE THE FIRST

MORMON PRESIDENT.

AND THE MORMON CHURCH OUT

HERE IN SALT LAKE CITY,

WELL, THEY'RE READY FOR THE

QUESTION.

L.D.S. CHURCH ELDER RICHARD

HINCKLEY GAVE US A TOUR OF

THEIR MAIN HEADQUARTERS.

WE'VE BEEN UNDER THE

LIMELIGHT SINCE THE

BEGINNINGS.

BUT THIS IS PERHAPS A LITTLE

MORE TENSE IN TODAY'S

INTERNET AGE AND MEDIA AGE.

BUT WE LOVE TO TELL OUR

STORY.

WE LOVE EVERY OPPORTUNITY TO

TELL IT.

Reporter: AND THEY'LL

GET THE CHANCE, AS CRITICS

APPEAR READY FOR VIGOROUS

EXPLORATION.

THERE ARE GENERALLY TWO

AREAS OF CONCERN, FIRST,

SECRECY.

ONLY CERTAIN MORMONS UNDER

SPECIFIC CIRCUMSTANCES ARE

ALLOWED INTO THE TEMPLES FOR

RITUAL CEREMONIES.

I THINK IT IS THE SACRED

NATURE OF WHAT GOES ON IN

THE TEMPLES, THE SACRED COVANANCE.

Reporter: MORMONS ADD

THE BOOK OF REVELATION.

AND THEY DON'T BELIEVE IN

THE TRADITIONAL DEFINITION

OF HEAVEN AND HELL.

THOSE TWO DEFINITIONS OF

HEAVEN AND HELL IS TOO

LIMITED.

AND THE TRINITY, WE DON'T

ACCEPT THAT.

Reporter: AND YET

MORMONS CALL THEMSELVES

CHRISTIANS, WHICH RAISES

EYEBROWS.

BUT ANY CONTROVERSY OVER A

MORMON PRESIDENT MAY NOT

CENTER ON THEOLOGY, AS MUCH

AS WHETHER ROMNEY WOULD PUT

LOYALTY TO THE MORMON

CHURCH, BEFORE ANYTHING

ELSE.

MORE THAN 50 YEARS AGO, JOHN

KENNEDY GAVE A SPEECH SAYING

HIS LOYALTY TO THE COUNTRY

WOULD COME FIRST.

NO AUTHORS OF MY CHURCH

OR ANY OTHER CHURCH, FOR

THAT MATTER, WOULD BE BE

OVER THE

COUNTRY.

Reporter: IT IS A

MOMENT CAUGHT ON CAMERA

DURING THE 2008 CAMPAIGN.

MY CHURCH SAYS WE CAN'T

DRINK ALCOHOL.

MITT CAN'T DRINK ALCOHOL.

IF YOU'RE NOT GOING TO

SEPARATE YOUR RELIGION, YOU

BETTER MAKE SURE NOBODY

DRINKS ALCOHOL.

NO, MY CHURCH IS FOR ME.

Reporter: HOW IMPORTANT

WOULD IT BE FOR THE MORMON

CHURCH TO HAVE THE FIRST

MORMON PRESIDENT?

IT WILL BE INTERESTING,

DAVID, BUT THIS CHURCH WILL

GO ON WITHOUT HAVING A

MORMON PRESIDENT OR EVER

HAVING A MORMON PRESIDENT.

MY BELIEF, AND I BELIEVE

THIS VERY, VERY STRONGLY, IS

DESTINED TO MOVE FORWARD

THROUGHOUT THE EARTH, WITH

OR WITHOUT MITT ROMNEY.

Reporter: YET, SOME

VOTERS BRINGING IT UP,

MAKING FOR SOME

UNCOMFORTABLE MOMENTS.

THE BOOK OF THE MORMON

AND THE BIBLE, IF YOU HAD A

QUESTION AND YOU HAD TO MAKE

A DECISION, WHERE WOULD THE

BIBLE BE IN THAT PROCESS?

I DON'T KNOW THAT THERE

IS ANY CONFLICT AT ALL

BETWEEN THE VALUES OF GREAT

FAITH.

Reporter: FOR THE

MORMON CHURCH, THEY'VE BEEN

PRO ACTIVE IN ATTEMPTING TO

LET FOLKS KNOW THEY'RE

REGULAR PEOPLE, LIKE THEIR

"I'M A MORMON CAMPAIGN."

I'M A HUSBAND, FATHER,

AND MUSICIAN, AND MY NAME IS

ALEX, AND I AM A MORMON.

Reporter: AND WHEN MANY

PICTURE A MORMON, THEY SEE

CLEAN-CUT, UPSTANDING

CITIZENS, WHO ARE GENEROUS.

LOOK IN SALT LAKE CITY,

WHERE THE CHURCH GIVES OUT

HOMEMADE PRODUCTS FOR THOSE

IN NEED.

THIS IS PAID FOR ON THE

FIRST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH,

WHEN EACH MORMON FAMILY

DONATES THE AMOUNT IT WOULD

COST THEM TO EAT TWO MEALS.

IT IS THE PRINCIPLE OF

SELF-SACRIFICE.

IT IS SELF-SACRIFICE,

WHERE AN INDIVIDUAL GIVES UP

SOMETHING, RECOGNIZING

THEY'RE HELPING PEOPLE.

THIS IS NOT A SUNDAY-ONLY

GOSPEL.

IT IS AN EVE EVERY DAY

GOSPEL FOR US.

Reporter: THAT CULTURE

REVOLVESAROUND THE CHURCH.

IT IS THE CENTER OF THE

MORMON'S WORLD, AND IT IS

WHERE CHILDREN ARE TAUGHT

EARLY ON TO BE LEADERS OF

THE CHURCH.

THAT PRINCIPLE MAY, INDEED,

LEAD TO SUCCESS LATER IN

LIFE.

THERE IS FEW PLACES WHERE

YOU CAN GO WHERE A

12-YEAR-OLD BOY CAN BE

PRESIDENT OF A QUORUM, AND

HE LEARNS HOW TO PLAN AN

ACTIVITY.

Reporter: THE MORMON

WAY HAS BEEN A SUCCESSFUL

WAY FOR MANY WITHIN THE

FAITH.

MITT ROMNEY COULD BE THEIR

BIGGEST SUCCESS STORY YET.

WHAT IS WONDERFUL

TRAINING GROUND FOR

POTENTIAL MORE CONVERTS TO

THE FAITH.

IT MIGHT WORK THAT WAY.

IT MIGHT WORK AGAINST US.

IF HE BECOME PRESIDENT AND

FAILED AND BECAME VERY

UNPOPULAR, IT COULD WORK

AGAINST US.

Reporter: MITT ROMNEY

HOPES AMERICANS PUT HIM IN

THE MOST POWERFUL POSITION

IN THE WORLD, WHETHER HE IS

A MORMON OR NOT.

DAVID BRODY, IN SALT LAKE

CITY.

Gordon: I DON'T BELIEVE

IN EVERYTHING THE MORMONS

BELIEVE, BUT I'M VERY

GRATEFUL THAT I LIVE IN A

COUNTRY THAT ALLOWS FREEDOM

OF RELIGION.

HERE IS WHAT THE

CONSTITUTION SAYS: NO

RELIGIOUS TEST SHALL EVER BE

REQUIRED AS A QUALIFICATION

TO ANY OFFICE OR PUBLIC

TRUST UNDER THE UNITED

STATES."

THAT'S IN ARTICLE 6,

PARAGRAPH 3.

BUT I DO THINK WE'RE UNDER

ATTACK ON OUR ABILITY TO

HAVE FREEDOM OF RELIGION,

FREEDOM OF SPEECH, FREEDOM

OF ASSOCIATION.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS LOOK

AT THE CONTROVERSY WITH

CHICK-FIL-A AND DAN CATHY.

AS A BAPTIST, IN AN

INTERVIEW WITH THE BAPTIST

PRESS, SAYS I BELIEVE IN THE

BAPTIST POSITION ON

TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE, THAT

IT IS BETWEEN A MAN AND A

WOMAN.

AND SUDDENLY HIS BUSINESS

HAS BEEN BROUGHT INTO

QUESTION, WHERE THE MAYOR OF

CHICAGO, THE MAYOR OF

BOSTON, COME OUT AND

PUBLICLY SAY YOU'RE NOT

GOING TO BE ABLE TO SELL

CHICKEN IN OUR CITIES

BECAUSE OF YOUR RELIGIOUS

BELIEF.

SO WE'RE COMING INTO AN

ELECTION THAT IS VERY

IMPORTANT.

I WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU, IF

YOU'RE NOT REGISTERED TO

VOTE, TO GET REGISTERED.

THERE IS A PLACE ON

cbn.com WHERE YOU CAN FIND

OUT.

YOU CAN FIND OUT THE KEY.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CLICK

ON YOUR STATE, AND WE'LL

CONNECT YOU TO THE REGISTRAR

INFORMATION OF HOW YOU CAN

GET REGISTERED TO VOTE.

THIS IS A BIG ONE, SO PLEASE

GO OUT AND EXERCISE YOUR

RIGHT AS A CITIZEN TO VOTE.

WELL, YOU CAN ALWAYS GET THE

LATEST ON WHAT IS HAPPENING

IN POLITICS BY CHECKING OUT

DAVID BRODY'S BLOG, THE

BRODY FILE ON

CBNNEWS.COM.

AND STARTING ON

AUGUST 24th, AND ALL THE

WAY THROUGH THE ELECTION,

YOU CAN WATCH THE BRODY FILE

TV SHOW.

IT IS GOING TO BE BROADCAST

9:30 A.M. EASTERN STANDARD

TIME, AND EVERY FRIDAY ON

A.B.C. FAMILY.

Terry: AND HALLOWEEN

MAY BE MONTHS AWAY, BUT THAT

HASN'T STOPPED ONE CHILD

FROM DRESSING UP AS HIS

FAVORITE HERO.

I'M DAVID.

DAVID WAS BIG BECAUSE HE

KNEW GOD WAS WITH HIM.

Terry: HEAR HOW

"SUPERBOOK" MADE A

DIFFERENCE IN ONE BOY'S

LIFE.

AND WE'RE GOING TO SHOW YOU

HOW YOU CAN WATCH OUR NEWEST

EPISODES.

THAT'S EXCITING, AND IT'S

NEXT.

Gordon: STILL AHEAD...

SHOT...

Gordon: A JEALOUS

BOYFRIEND AND A KILLER

HABIT.

A WOMAN'S WAKEUP CALL, LATER

ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB."

IT WAS THE WORST THING I

HAD EVER EXPERIENCED IN MY

LIFE.

Gordon: LIKE MANY

CHILDREN, 4-YEAR-OLD LEVI

LIKES TO COPY WHAT HE SEASON

TV.

AND THANKS TO CBN'S

"SUPERBOOK," HE HAS A GREAT

EXAMPLE TO FOLLOW.

Reporter: MOST LITTLE

BOYS HAVE A FAVORITE SUPER

HERO.

FOR 4-YEAR-OLD LEVI, IT

HAPPENS TO BE HIS FAVORITE

BIBLE CHARACTER.

I'M DAVID.

I GOT GOLIATH.

Reporter: LEVI LOVES TO

WATCH DAVID AND GOLIATH.

AS HE WATCHED THE D.V.D.

OVER AND OVER, AND I

LISTENED TO THE QUESTIONS HE

WAS ASKING ME, I RECOGNIZED

THAT HE WAS REALLY ABSORBING

THE STORY.

HE SAW THE STRENGTH IN

DAVID, AND DAVID BEING A

LITTLE GUY, HE SAW THAT GOD

USED HIM AND THAT HE WAS A

BRAVE WARRIOR, AND THAT

REALLY STRUCK LEVI BECAUSE

LEVI WANTS TO BE A STRONG,

BRAVE WARRIOR.

DAVID WAS BIG BECAUSE HE

KNEW GOD WAS WITH HIM.

THE DAVID AND GOLIATH

STORY WAS REALLY A STORY IN

WHICH THERE REALLY WAS NO

CHANCE FOR DAVID TO WIN.

AND THERE REALLY WAS NO

CHANCE WITHOUT GOD.

AND FOR HIM TO BE ABLE TO

SEE THAT, AND SEE THE

STONES, AND SEE THE

ANIMATION, IT REALLY BROUGHT

IT TO LIFE FOR HIM.

Reporter: MIKE AND

SARAH DON'T ALLOW MUCH

TELEVISION IN THEIR HOME,

HOWEVER, "SUPERBOOK" IS AN

EXCEPTION.

I LOVE "SUPERBOOK"

BECAUSE IT'S MY FAVORITE.

Reporter: BECAUSE OF

"SUPERBOOK," LEVI HAS

LEARNED ABOUT SCRIPTURE, AND

EVEN MEMORIZED THE SALVATION

POEM AT THE END OF THE

VIDEO.

AT THE END, IT SAYS,

JESUS, YOU DIED UPON A

CROSS, AND ROSE AGAIN TO

SAVE THE LOST.

FORGIVE ME NOW OF ALL MY

SINS, COME MAKE MY DAY.

CHANGE MY LIFE AND MAKE IT

NEW, AND HELP ME, LORD, TO

LIVE FOR YOU.

YOU HAVE TO ASK PEOPLE IF

THEY KNOW JESUS.

I KNOW HE'S IN MY HEART, AND

I REALLY LOVE HIM.

Reporter: LEVI WEARS

THE DAVID COSTUME HIS MOM

MADE FOR HIM EVERY DAY.

BUT HE DIDN'T WANT TO JUST

LOOK LIKE DAVID ON THE

OUTSIDE.

HE WANTED HIS ANOINTING.

I WANTED TO BE ANOINTED

BECAUSE DAVID GOT ANOINTED.

HE ASKED ME IF HE COULD

BE ANOINTED WITH OIL, AND

WOULD HE GLOW.

BECAUSE IN THE D.V.D., DAVID

GLOWS.

I TOLD HIM THAT'S THE HOLY

SPIRIT.

I TOLD HIM, YES, HE WOULD

GLOW.

WE MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO SEE

IT, BUT THE HOLY SPIRIT ON

HIM MAKES HIS LIFE GLOW.

LEVI WAS VERY SINCERE IN

WHAT HE WAS SAYING.

HE WAS REALLY INTERESTED AND

FIRM THAT HE WANTED TO DO

SOMETHING FOR GOD.

AS OPPOSED FOR, HEY, I THINK

IT IS A NICE IDEA TO GET OIL

POURED ON MY HEAD.

Reporter: HIS PARENTS

HAVE BEEN ABLE TO USE

"SUPERBOOK" TO UNDERSTAND

LIFE'S LESSONS, LIKE HOW TO

TREAT HIS ONE AND A

HALF-YEAR-OLD SISTER.

THE PEOPLE WHO WORK ON

"SUPERBOOK" SPEND THEIR TIME

AND EFFORT RESEARCHING IT.

THEY RESEARCH THE FIELD AND

ISRAEL, AND THE DETAILS THAT

REALLY CAN MEAN A LOT.

IT MEANS A LOT TO MEAN THAT

THEY DO THAT, SO WE DON'T

EXPLAIN IT REALLY WASN'T

LIKE THAT AND THEY'RE TAKING

SOME CREATIVE LIBERTY.

MY SON, LEVI, TAKES

EVERYTHING TO HEART AND

TAKES IT AS TRUTH WHEN HE IS

WATCHING IT.

SOME PEOPLE DON'T KNOW

JESUS, SO YOU HAVE TO TELL

THEM ALL ABOUT JESUS.

AND THEY CAN DECIDE THAT

THEY'RE GOING TO LOVE JESUS

AND OBEY HIM.

Gordon: FOR THE LITTLE

CHILDREN TO COME UNTO ME.

THAT'S WHAT JESUS SAID.

HE WANTS KIDS TO COME TO

HIM.

THAT'S WHAT WE WANT TO DO.

WE WANT TO TEACH THEM THE

STORIES OF THE BIBLE.

AND WE WANT TO DO IT AROUND

THE WORLD.

OUR GOAL FOR "SUPERBOOK"

OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS IS

FOR 300 MILLION CHILDREN TO

WATCH EPISODES.

WE JUST CROSSED THIS PAST

MONTH, THIS PAST JULY, WE

PASSED THE MILLION MARK.

THE SERIES IS GOING TO BE

RELEASED AROUND THE WORLD

COME NOVEMBER.

THE FIRST 13 EPISODES WILL

BE COMPLETED THEN.

WE'RE GOING TO TRANSLATE

INTO 37 NOW -- 37 LANGUAGES,

LANGUAGES LIKE HINDI,

ARABIC, TURKISH.

WE WANT TO REACH THE NATIONS

OF THE WORLD.

PHILIPPINES, TA TAGALOG,

THAI, MANDARIN, KOREAN,

JAPANESE -- WE WANT TO REACH

THE WORLD WITH THE STORIES

OF THE BIBLE.

AND FOR 300 MILLION

CHILDREN, AND THAT'S OUR

GOAL.

IT'S A BIG GOAL, AND WE'RE

ASKING YOU TO HELP US, BOTH

WITH THE PRODUCTION COSTS,

AND WITH THE TRANSLATION AND

DISTRIBUTION.

SO HERE IS THE DEAL: FOR A

GIFT OF $25, WE'LL SEND YOU

THE LATEST EPISODE, WHICH IS

ON THE 10 COMMANDMENTS.

AND NOT JUST ONE.

YOU'LL GET THREE COPIES OF

IT SO YOU CAN SHARE IT WITH

YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND

CHURCH.

WE WANT TO GET THE GOSPEL

OUT TO THE KIDS OF AMERICA,

AND YOU CAN HELP US.

SO FOR A GIFT OF $25, WE'LL

SEND IT TO YOU.

WE'RE ASKING YOU TO JOIN THE

"SUPERBOOK" D.V.D. CLUB.

WHAT THAT MEANS IS EVERY

TIME A NEW EPISODE IS GOING

TO BE PREPARED -- WE'VE GOT

SEVEN OUT NOW.

WE'RE ON OUR WAY TO 39.

AND LORD WILLING, ALL THE

WAY TO 102, SO WE CAN HAVE

TWO YEARS OF BROADCAST

EPISODES TO TAKE US TO THAT

GOAL OF 300 MILLION.

SO EVERY TIME AN EPISODE

COMES OUT, IF YOU'RE A PART

OF THIS "SUPERBOOK" D.V.D.

CLUB, YOU'LL AUTOMATICALLY

BE INCLUDED.

WE'LL CHARGE YOUR CREDIT

CARD $25 AND SEND YOU THREE

COPIES.

IF YOU WANT TO GET CAUGHT UP

ON THE SERIES, ALL YOU HAVE

TO DO IS GO TO cbn.com AND

YOU CAN ORDER THE BACK

EPISODES AND GET CAUGHT UP.

SO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY CAN

ENJOY THE STORIES OF THE

BIBLE.

SO IF YOU WANT TO JOIN, CALL

US NOW.

1-800-759-0700.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, A FEW

WEEKS AGO SOME CHILDREN IN

HOUSTON GOT TO WATCH

EPISODES OF "SUPERBOOK" AT A

SUMMER SPORTS CAMP, AND THEY

LOVED IT AS MUCH AS LEVI

DID.

JUST SEE FOR YOURSELF.

Reporter: THERE IS

NEVER A DULL MOMENT FOR THE

KIDS WHO COME TO UNIVERSITY

BAPTIST CHURCH'S SPORTS CAMP

IN HOUSTON, TEXAS.

WHEN IT IS TIME FOR A BREAK,

THE GANG HEADS UPSTAIRS FOR

A LESSON TIME.

THE CHURCH USES CBN'S

"SUPERBOOK" TO TEACH THE

KIDS ABOUT GOD.

WHAT DO YOU LEARN TODAY

ABOUT DAVID AND GOLIATH?

ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE WITH

GOD.

DAVID'S BROTHER DIDN'T

BELIEVE HE COULD KILL

GOLIATH, BUT HE TRUSTED IN

GOD AND WENT OUT THERE AND

KILLED HIP.

HIM.

GOOD JOB.

GREAT ANSWER.

Reporter: THE DIRECTOR

SAYS THE KIDS LOVE VIDEO

TIME.

I HAVE USED THE VIDEO

SERIES IN THE PAST AND IT

HAS NOT GOTTEN THE ATTENTION

OF THE KIDS OR THE PARENTS

LIKE "SUPERBOOK" DID.

Reporter: CBN'S

NATIONAL CHURCH REPRESENT,

BRAD, SAYS HE IS THRILLED

THAT THE NEW DEFINITION

ANIMATION SERIES IS BEING

USED LIKE THIS.

"SUPERBOOK" IN ITSELF,

WATCHING IT AT HOME, IS

POWERFUL.

BUT WHEN WE'RE ABLE TO BRING

IT INTO THE CHURCH SETTLING

ON THE BIG SCREEN AND YOU

HAVE THE DYNAMICS, THERE IS

GREAT SYNERGY, AND WE SEE

GREAT DECISIONS MADE BY KIDS

IN LEARNING THE BIBLE AND

GIVING THEIR HEART TO

CHRIST.

Reporter: GREG AND

BECKY BRING THEIR KIDS TO

SPORTS CAMP, AND THEY

VOLUNTEER, SO THEY WATCHED

"SUPERBOOK," TOO.

WE HAVE A 6-YEAR-OLD AND

A 9-YEAR-OLD, AND IT WAS

SOMETHING WE COULD WATCH

TOGETHER.

WE COULD WATCH IT AS A

FAMILY AND THEN DISCUSS WHAT

WE SAW, AND BOTH KIDS

ENJOYED IT.

NOW THAT I'VE SEEN

"SUPERBOOK," I KNOW THAT NO

MATTER WHAT YOU DO, YOU CAN

TRUST GOD.

Reporter: AND

"SUPERBOOK" HAS A BRAND NEW

EPISODE READY FOR EVERYONE

TO ENJOY.

"THE 10 COMMANDMENTS."

CBN CONTINUES THEIR

COMMITMENT TO "SUPERBOOK" TO

WIN KIDS TO CHRIST.

WE LOVE "SUPERBOOK"!

Terry: I AM SO EXCITED

ABOUT THIS.

I THINK IT WILL MAKE A HUGE

BREAK THROUGH DIFFERENCE

AROUND THE WORLD FOR THE

CHILDREN WE'RE ABLE TO

ADMINISTER AND REACH, AND

WITH YOUR CHILDREN AS WELL.

WE WANT YOU TO BECOME PART

OF THE "SUPERBOOK" D.V.D.

CLUB.

WHEN YOU CALL AND ORDER, YOU

GET ONE COPY FOR YOURSELF,

AND TWO EXTRAS TO GIVE AWAY

TO SOMEONE ELSE IN YOUR

NEIGHBORHOOD OR SOMEONE THAT

MATTERS TO YOU.

EACH TIME A NEW D.V.D. COMES

OUT, YOUR CREDIT CARD WILL

AUTOMATICALLY BE CHARGED AND

YOU'LL GET THE THREE

D.V.D.s.

THIS IS THE SEVENTH ONE, IS

THAT RIGHT?

Gordon: THAT'S RIGHT.

Terry: AND THERE ARE

GOING TO BE SO MANY MORE.

WHEN YOU DO CALL AND WHEN

YOU DO PURCHASE THIS FOR

YOURSELF, YOU'RE HELPING US

TRANSLATE THAT INTO ALL OF

THE LANGUAGES THAT GORDON

TALKED ABOUT THAT ARE GOING

TO CHANGE THE CHILDREN OF

THE WORLD.

BE A PART OF THAT.

OUR NOBODY IS TOLL-FREE

1-800-759-0700, AND YOU CAN

ALSO ORDER BY LOGGING ON TO

CBN.COM.

Gordon: STILL AHEAD,

MEET THE FIRST-ROUND PICK OF

THE NBA HOUSTON ROCKETS.

JEREMY LAMB JOINS US ON "THE

700 CLUB."

Reporter: WELCOME BACK

TO "THE 700 CLUB."

CHRISTIAN PUBLISHER THOMAS

NELSON HAS DROPPED A BOOK ON

THOMAS JEFFERSON.

THE PUBLISHER TOLD CBN NEWS

IT HAS CONCERNS ABOUT

BARTON'S HISTORICAL

ACCURACY.

NELSON CONDUCTED A REVIEW

AFTER P A NUMBER OF CRITICS

CONTACTED THE PUBLISHER.

BARTON WROTE "THE JEFFERSON

LIES."

BARTON TOLD WORLD MAGAZINE

THAT THOMAS NELSON NOTIFIED

HIM BY E-MAIL IT WAS

STOPPING PUBLICATION.

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS

HELPING HUNDREDS OF FAMILIES

IN PERU, THROUGH COMMUNITY

GARDENS, INCLUDING HELPING

AN ELDERLY COUPLE GET BACK

ON THEIR STREET.

THE COUPLE TOOK ON THEIR

DAUGHTER'S CHILDREN, AND

THEY WERE ALREADY CARING FOR

THREE OTHER GRANDCHILDREN.

"OPERATION BLESSING" HELPED

THE COUPLE JUMP-START A FOOD

SERVICE BUSINESS.

IN RESPONSE TO "OPERATION

BLESSING"'S HELP, MARIE

SAID, WITH THE BUSINESS OF

THE CART, MY INCOME HAS

IMPROVED GREATLY, AND NOW I

CAN MEET THE NEEDS OF THE

CHILDREN.

THANK YOU SO MUCH "OPERATION

BLESSING" FOR FIXING MY

CARTS.

AND THAT WAS IN PERU.

YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE ABOUT

"OPERATION BLESSING" BY

GOING TO THEIR WEBSITE,

THAT'S OB.ORG.

GORDON AND TERRY WILL BE

BACK WITH MORE OF "THE 700

CLUB" RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Gordon: TODAY AMANDA

HERRING IS A LOVING MOTHER,

DEVOTED TO HER DAUGHTER, BUT

FOR YEARS, AMANDA WAS

DEVOTED TO SOMETHING ELSE,

WHISKEY AND DRUGS.

AMANDA'S ADDICTIONS WERE

ROOTED IN HER PAST, WHERE

SHE DOESN'T HAVE ANY GOOD

MEMORIES OF LIFE WITH HER

PARENTS.

SHE IS YOUR PROBLEM.

I DON'T REMEMBER ANY OF

THE GOOD TIMES WHEN MY

PARENTS WERE MARRIED.

NOT ONE SINGLE TIME.

I WAS JUST SAD.

Reporter: AMANDA

HERRING'S PARENTS DIVORCED

WHEN SHE WAS FIVE.

SHE WENT TO LIVE WITH HER

FATHER, WHO REMARRIED.

AMANDA DIDN'T FEEL LIKE SHE

FIT IN WITH THE NEW FAMILY

AND FELT NEGLECTED.

I FELT VERY

INSIGNIFICANT, REALLY

INSECURE.

IT WAS AWFUL.

I FELT VERY FORGOTTEN.

Reporter: WHEN SHE GOT

OLDER, SHE MET A YOUNG MAN

WHO SHOWERED HER WITH

ATTENTION.

HE WAS ALSO RICH AND BOUGHT

AMANDA LOTS OF GIFTS.

SHE DIDN'T KNOW WHERE HE GOT

HIS MONEY, UNTIL SHE

OVERHEARD HIM YELLING ON THE

PHONE.

I WAS, LIKE, WHO WERE YOU

TALKING TO?

AND HE WAS CUSSING, MAD, AND

THAT'S WHEN I FOUND OUT.

HE SAID I SELL DOPE.

MY MOM'S A CRACKHEAD AND SHE

BROKE INTO MY ROOM AND STOLE

ALL OF MY DOPE.

AND I WAS JUST LIKE, WOW.

Reporter: HER BOYFRIEND

WAS A NOTORIOUS DRUG

DEALER.

I KNEW THAT IT WAS WRONG,

NOT ONLY MORALLY WRONG, BUT

CRIMINALLY WRONG.

SO I GUESS IT WAS, MAYBE,

EXCITING.

THIS IS A WHOLE WORLD I

NEVER KNEW ABOUT.

THERE WAS A LOT OF MONEY

INVOLVED, A LOT OF FLASHY

STUFF, JUL RE JEWELRY,

CARS.

Reporter: AMANDA FOUND

HERSELF DEEP IN THE DRUG

WORLD AND WRAPPED UP IN HER

BOYFRIEND'S OBSESSION WITH

HER.

SHE THOUGHT IT WAS CHARMING

UNTIHER BOYFRIEND TRIED TO

KILL A MUTUAL FRIEND.

HE THOUGHT HE TRIED TO RAPE

AMANDA, AND SHE SAID IT

WASN'T TRUE, BUT HE DIDN'T

BELIEVE HER.

HE WAS PLANNING TO KILL

THIS GUY.

HE WAS NOT HIDING HIS

FEELINGS ABOUT THIS.

HE CALLS HIM TO THE PARK,

AND WHEN HE GOT TO THE PARK,

THE NEXT THING YOU KNOW, HE

STARTED SHOOTING HIM.

HE SHOT HIM FIVE TIMES.

AFTER THE FIFTH SHOT, HE WAS

DEAD.

Reporter: AMANDA'S

BOYFRIEND WAS SENTENCED TO

25 YEARS IN PRISON.

WHEN HER FATHER FOUND OUT,

HE DISOWNED HER AND BLAMED

HER DRUG-RELATED LIFESTYLE

FOR THE MURDER OF AN

INNOCENT MAN.

HE TOLD ME I WAS BETTER

OFF DEAD, THAT HE NEVER

WANTED TO SEE ME AGAIN.

IT WAS THE WORST THING THAT

I HAD EVER -- THE WORST

THING IN MY LIFE.

Reporter: AMANDA RELIED

ON DRUGS AND ALCOHOL TO NUMB

ALL EMOTIONS.

I WENT FROM SMOKING WEED

TO SNORTING COCAINE, TO

POPPING ECSTASY PILLS.

I WOULD DO THEM ALL IN ONE

DAY.

I WOULD BE ON FIVE

NARCOTICS.

Reporter: THEN AMANDA

GOT PREGNANT, AND THEN GAVE

THE BABY TO HER MOTHER.

SHE KNEW IT WAS THE BEST

THING FOR HER DAUGHTER.

IT WAS VERY DEPRESSING TO

BE AWAY FROM HER AND

WONDERING, WHAT IS MY BABY

THINKING?

WHAT IS GOING THROUGH HER

MIND?

DOES SHE MISS ME?

DOES SHE THINK I'M NEVER

GOING TO COME AROUND?

DOES SHE THINK ONE DAY WE'LL

BE A NORMAL FAMILY?

DOES SHE THINK WE'RE NOT

NORMAL?

IS SHE GLAD I'M NOT AROUND?

Reporter: AMANDA'S

WORRY DID NOT STOP HER DOING

DRUGS.

I WOULD BUY EVERY DRUG.

DRINKING WHISKEY -- DIDN'T

KNOW HOW I COULD SURVIVE A

DAY WITHOUT IT.

PHYSICALLY, MENTALLY,

EMOTIONALLY, I HAD TO HAVE

IT.

I KNEW I COULD NOT GAIN

ANYTHING FROM THIS KIND OF

LIFESTYLE.

I KNEW THE WAY I WAS LIVING

WAS TOTALLY WRONG.

IT WAS JUST SO HARD BEING

AWAY FROM MY DAUGHTER, BUT

KNOWING I WAS NOT ANY KIND

OF GOOD EXAMPLE THAT NEEDED

TO BE AROUND HER.

SHE DIDN'T NEED TO BE AROUND

ME.

IN MY MIND, I WAS JUST

TRASH.

Reporter: WHEN HER

CHILD GOT OLDER, AMANDA

DECIDED SHE WANTED A SECOND

CHANCE AND MOVED IN WITH HER

MOM AND DAUGHTER.

SHE TRIED TO STOP DRINKING,

BUT ONE DAY SHE PASSED OUT.

HER DAUGHTER THOUGHT SHE WAS

DEAD, AND SHE RAN THROUGH

THE NEIGHBOURHOOD LOOKING

FOR HELP.

I WAS ASHAMED OF MYSELF.

I WAS SO SAD THAT I PUT HER

IN A POSITION TO BE SCARED

HER MOM WAS GOING TO DIE AND

SHE WOULD HAVE TO DEAL WITH

A DEAD MOM.

THAT WAS HORRIFYING.

I COULD NOT BELIEVE THAT MY

9-YEAR-OLD HAD TO DEAL WITH

THAT.

IT SCARED ME TO DEATH, AND I

BEGGED GOD NOT TO LET THAT

HAPPEN.

I BEGGED GOD TO SAVE MY

LIFE.

I WAS SO REPENTANT, AND I

WAS JUST READY TO LET HIM --

I JUST SURRENDERED.

I WAS READY TO LET HIM WORK

ME.

I KNEW HE COULD.

EVERYTHING THAT I HAD EVER

KNOWN ABOUT GOD AND HIS

GOODNESS AND HIS GRACE AND

HIS MERCY IMMEDIATELY CAME

TO ME RIGHT THEN.

THAT DAY I KNEW, WITHOUT A

DOUBT, THAT GOD WAS GOING TO

SAVE MY LIFE.

I KNEW HE WAS GOING TO HELP

ME AND I WAS GOING TO BE

FINE.

EVERYTHING RIGHT THEN JUST

CAME TO ME AND I KNEW IT WAS

OVER, THAT LIFE WAS OVER,

AND A NEW LIFE WAS

BEGINNING.

Reporter: AMANDA WENT

TO A CHRISTIAN TREATMENT

FACILITY, AND THERE SHE

BEGAN A NEW LIFE.

IT WAS UNBELIEVABLE

SATURATION WITH THE WORD OF

GOD.

JUST GENUINE, WONDERFUL,

WONDERFUL PROGRAM.

NOTHING BUT THE LORD.

Reporter: AMANDA SOON

MET TREY AND BECAME HIS

WIFE.

THEY HAVE THREE MORE

CHILDREN TOGETHER, AND THEY

BOTH WORK IN FULL-TIME

MINISTRY.

I'M IN AWE DAILY, JUST

GRATEFUL AND IN AWE AND

HUMBLED, THANKFUL, AMAZED.

ANYONE CAN BE SAVED AND BE

USED BY GOD IF I CAN, FOR

SURE.

Gordon: ANYONE CAN BE

SAVED.

ANYONE.

THE BIBLE IS REAL CLEAR ON

THAT.

WHO SO EVER WOULD BELIEVE ON

HIM WOULD NOT PERISH, BUT

HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE.

WHO SO EVER -- THAT'S FOR

ANYBODY.

YOU LOOK AT AMANDA'S LIFE,

AND HERE SHE IS COMPULSIVE,

AND YOU HEARD HER, SHE

COULDN'T GO THROUGH A DAY

WITHOUT A FIFTH OF WHISKEY.

AND EVERY PILL SHE COULD GET

HER HANDS ON.

NOW, WHAT WAS SHE DOING?

SHE WAS TRYING TO MEDICATE

AWAY THE PAIN OF HER LIFE.

ALL OF THE TRAUMA, ALL OF

THE CONFLICT OF HER

CHILDHOOD.

IT'S ALL OF THE THINGS SHE

HAD DONE WRONG, ALL OF THE

THINGS THAT SHE KNEW SHE WAS

DOING WRONG.

AND SHE WAS ALSO TRYING TO

MEDICATE AWAY HER FUTURE

BECAUSE SHE KNEW THERE

WASN'T ONE FOR HER.

THAT IF SHE WAS DOING THIS

EVERY DAY THAT IT WASN'T

GOING TO TURN OUT RIGHT.

MAYBE YOU KNOW THAT.

MAYBE YOU ALREADY KNOW WHAT

YOU'RE DOING EVERY DAY.

IN THE END, IT IS NOT GOING

TO TURN OUT RIGHT.

WELL, HERE'S SOMETHING YOU

MAY NOT HAVE HEARD.

IT COMES OUT OF THE BOOK OF

JEREMIAH.

WHERE GOD SAYS TO YOU --

YOU'RE THAT WHO SO EVER -- I

KNOW THE PLANS THAT I HAVE

FOR YOU, TO GIVE YOU A

FUTURE AND A HOPE, EVEN IF

YOU'RE SAYING THERE IS NO

HOPE FOR ME.

GOD IS SAYING TO YOU THERE

IS HOPE.

IF YOU LOOK AT AMANDA'S

STORY AND YOU KNOW HOW MUCH

SHE WAS DOING EVERY SINGLE

DAY, WELL, YOU CAN HAVE

HOPE, TOO.

AND, YEAH, YOU CAN LIVE LIFE

WITHOUT ALCOHOL.

YOU CAN LIVE LIFE WITHOUT

DRUGS.

YOU CAN LIVE LIFE WITHOUT

THE COMPULSION THAT YOU'VE

GOT TO HAVE THAT JUST TO

MAKE IT THROUGH.

AND NOT ONLY THAT, YOU CAN

HAVE A HOPE, YOU CAN HAVE A

FUTURE.

GET YOUR SMILE BACK, AND GET

PEACE BACK.

BECAUSE WHEN YOU FIND HIM,

WHEN YOU FIND JESUS, HE

REPLACES ALL OF THAT.

YOU CAN HAVE SATISFACTION.

YOU CAN HAVE -- THE BIBLE

SAYS RIGHTEOUSNESS, PEACE,

AND JOY.

THEY'RE YOURS.

SO WHY WOULD YOU REJECT

HIM?

WON'T YOU LET HIM COME TO

YOU?

DON'T LET RELIGION GET IN

THE WAY.

ALL RELIGIOUS IDEAS THAT

YOU'RE NOT GOOD ENOUGH, AND

SOMEHOW YOU HAVE TO CLEAN UP

FIRST AND MAKE YOURSELF

PROPER AND PRESENTABLE TO

GOD -- LET HIM COME AND DO

IT.

LET HIM CHANGE YOUR ALERT.

HEART.

LET HIM COME AND DO THAT.

AND IF YOU'LL DO THAT, THEN

ALL OF THE CHANGE YOU'RE

LOOKING FOR WILL HAPPEN.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS

BELIEVE.

NOW, IF THIS IS FOR YOU,

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO GET

IT?

JESUS SAID VERY CLEARLY,

"BEHOLD I STAND AT THE DOOR

AND KNOCK.

IF ANYONE HEARS MY VOICE AND

OPENS THE DOOR, I'LL COME

IN."

YOU'VE GOT A "WHO SO EVER,"

AND AN "ANYONE," AND LET

THAT BE YOU.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO LIVE THIS

WAY.

YOU CAN CHANGE.

HOW DO YOU CHANGE?

YOU LET JESUS IN AND YOU LET

HIM WORK.

AND HE'LL DO IT FOR YOU.

AND HE'LL SEE YOU THROUGH.

AND YOU MAY STUMBLE, BUT

THAT'S OKAY.

HE WON'T LET YOU FALL.

AS LONG AS YOU KEEP TURNING

TO HIM AND LET HIM DO THE

WORK, THEN IT WILL CHANGE.

SO IF THIS IS FOR YOU, IF

THIS IS WHAT YOU WANT, DON'T

TURN AWAY.

DON'T CHANGE THE CHANNEL.

PRAY.

ASK HIM.

OPEN THE DOOR.

AND LET HIM COME IN.

LET'S PRAY.

JESUS -- THAT'S RIGHT, SAY

IT.

BOW YOUR HEAD, CLOSE YOUR

EYES, SAY JESUS, I HEAR WHAT

YOU DO.

I HEAR WHAT YOU'VE DONE FOR

OTHERS.

AND I WANT THAT FOR ME.

SO, JESUS, RIGHT NOW, I OPEN

THE DOOR OF MY HEART, AND I

ASK THAT YOU COME IN.

I ASK THAT YOU MAKE ME NEW

AGAIN, THAT YOU FORGIVE ME

OF ALL OF THE THINGS THAT

I'VE DONE WRONG.

CHANGE ME.

JESUS, I ASK THAT YOU TAKE

AWAY THE DESIRE FOR THE

THINGS THAT I KNOW ARE

WRONG, THAT YOU WOULD TAKE

IT AWAY AND REPLACE IT WITH

YOUR LOVE.

YOUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.

YOUR PEACE.

AND YOUR JOY.

DO IT NOW, FOR I ASK IT IN

JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

IF YOU PRAYED WITH ME, THE

BIBLE SAYS ALL YOU HAVE TO

DO IS BELIEVE IN YOUR HEART

AND THEN CONFESS WITH YOUR

MOUTH.

AND WHAT I WANT YOU TO DO IS

DO THAT.

JUST SAY TO SOMEBODY ELSE,

I'M BELIEVING IN MY HEART,

AND I WANT TO LET YOU KNOW I

JUST ASKED JESUS INTO MY

LIFE.

IT'S A TOLL-FREE NUMBER.

1-800-759-0700.

WHEN YOU CALL, I'VE GOT

SOMETHING FOR YOU.

I WANT YOU TO HAVE IT.

IT'S A PACKET, ABSOLUTELY

FREE.

IT'S "A NEW DAY" IT'S A NEW

DAY FOR YOU.

AND THIS WILL TEACH YOU.

WHAT DO YOU DO NOW?

HOW DO YOU LIVE THE

CHRISTIAN LIFE?

WHAT DOES IT EVEN MEAN TO BE

A CHRISTIAN?

WHAT DO CHRISTIANS BELIEVE?

I ALSO ENCOURAGE YOU TO GET

A COPY OF THE BIBLE AND

START READING IT, JUST AS

AMANDA DID.

LET IT BE PART OF YOU.

EVERY SINGLE DAY.

IT IS THROUGH THE RENEWING

OF YOUR MIND THAT YOU'RE

TRANSFORMED.

AND THE WORD WILL BE ABLE TO

DO THAT IF YOU JUST LET IT.

THAT MEANS YOU'VE GOT TO

READ IT.

CALL US, 1-800-759-0700.

TERRY, OVER TO YOU.

Terry: UP NEXT, HIS

FATHER IS A FORMER SEATTLE

SUPER SONIC, AND NOW HE IS A

FIRST ROUND PICK FOR THE

HOUSTON ROCKETS.@D

JEREMY AND ROLANDO LAMB JOIN

US LIVE.

AND THAT'S JUST AHEAD.

Terry: IN 1984, ROLANDO

LAMB TOPPED HIS COLLEGE

CAREER WITH AN UNFORGETTABLE

BUZZER FEAT.

AND NOW JEREMY LAMB HAS MADE

HIS WAY TO THE NBA.

Reporter: JEREMY IS ONE

OF THE TOP COLLEGE

BASKETBALL PLAYERS EN THE

COUNTRY.

IN 20 11, HE LED HIS TEAM TO

THE CHAMPIONSHIP.

AND LAST SEASON, HE WAS

NAMED ALL AMERICAN AS A

SOPHOMORE.

AND IN JUNE, THE HOUSTON

ROCKETS DRAFTED HIM AS THEIR

FIRST ROUND PICK.

MY DAD INTRODUCED ME TO

JESUS CHRIST.

HE PUT ME ON THE BIGGEST

STAGE TO GIVE THE GLORY TO

HIM.

Reporter: JEREMY'S

FATHER IS ROW LAND DO LAMB,

WHO PLAYED FOR VIRGINIA

COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY.

HE IS FAMOUS FOR THE BUZZER

CALL IN 1984.

AND TODAY, HE IS KNOWN AS

AMERICA'S CHARACTER COACH.

Terry: PLEASE WELCOME

TO "THE 700 CLUB," ROLANDO

AND JEREMY LAMB.

IT IS GREAT TO HAVE YOU BOTH

WITH US.

IT'S GREAT TO BE HERE.

Terry: GOD NEVER WASTES

ANYTHING.

LET'S GO BACK TO THAT BUZZER

BEATER MOMENT, AND TALK

ABOUT HOW WHAT HAPPENED THAT

HAS IMPACTED JEREMY'S LIFE.

TALK ABOUT HOW JEREMY CAME

TO BE AT YUKON AND ALL OF

THAT?

IT IS INCREDIBLE.

I HIT THE SHOT AGAINST

NORTHEAST, AND WHEN I HIT

THE SHOT, IT ACTUALLY WAS

SUPPOSED TO GO TO THE BEST

PLAYER ON THE TEAM, KEVIN

DUNN CAN, BUT THEY

DOUBLE-TEAMED HIM, AND THEY

GOT ME THE BALL.

AND SO DOING THE WHOLE

RECRUITING TIME, THE COACH

CALLED ME UP AND SAID, YOU

OWE ME YOUR SON.

AND I SAID, WHAT?

I DON'T OWE YOU ANYTHING?

BUT WE HAD A GOOD LAUGH, AND

THAT'S THE CONNECTION WE

HAD.

Terry: HOW MUCH HAS

YOUR DAD'S IMPACT INFLUENCED

YOUR LIFE AND YOUR CHARACTER

AS WELL.

SINCE I WAS YOUNG, HE

ALWAYS PUSHED ME IN TWO

THINGS, MY RELATIONSHIP WITH

GOD AND BASKETBALL.

HE SAID HE COULD PUSH ME

INTO THINGS IN BASKETBALL,

HE COULD PUSH ME INTO THINGS

WITH GOD.

HE TOLD ME TO ALWAYS KEEP

GOD FIRST.

Terry: NOT ALL YOUNG

MEN LISTEN TO THAT.

I THINK IT IS COMMENDABLE

THAT YOU'RE SMART ENOUGH TO

FIGURE OUT YOUR DAD KNOWS

WHAT HE IS TALKING ABOUT.

THAT'S AWESOME.

BECAUSE YOU'RE GOING TO FACE

SOME CHALLENGES IN THE NBA,

BUT YOUR FAITH IS GOING TO

PLAY A BIG PART IN THAT, I

THINK.

IT HAS TO.

IT HAS TO.

Terry: YOU'RE AMERICA'S

CHARACTER COACH.

HOW DID YOU GET THAT NAME,

AND WHAT DOES THAT MEAN TO

YOU?

I WAS JUST LOOKING OUT AS

A COACH, AND I WAS ASKING

MYSELF WHAT'S THE BIGGEST

ISSUE THAT WE'RE FACED

WITH?

AND IT'S A LACK OF

CHARACTER.

AND I'M CONVINCED IT IS NOT

THAT PEOPLE DON'T KNOW RIGHT

FROM WRONG, THEY DON'T HAVE

THE STRENGTH OF CHARACTER TO

FOLLOW THROUGH TO DO WHAT IS

RIGHT.

EVERYBODY NEEDS A COACH, AND

THEY NEED A CHARACTER

COACH.

Terry: HOW DO YOU

TRANSLATE, ROLANDO, TO YOUNG

PEOPLE WHEN YOU'RE WORKING

WITH THEM, BECAUSE AS I SAID

TO JEREMY, NOT EVERYBODY

LOYCE.

HOW DO YOU DO THAT

EFFECTIVELY.

THAT'S A GREAT QUESTION.

EVERYBODY WANTS TO WIN.

ESPECIALLY YOUNG PEOPLE.

THEY WANT TO WIN AND BE ON

TOP.

WHAT WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO DO,

AND WHAT I'VE BEEN ABLE TO

DO WITH JEREMY, IS TO

DEVELOP THE A-GAME TRAINING

SYSTEM.

IT ALLOWS YOUNG PEOPLE TO

STRIVE FOR EXCELLENCY IN THE

AREAS OF THEIR LIFE.

AND IT'S ACADEMICS AND

ATHLETICS, AND WE USE THAT

TO PUSH A LOT OF OUR YOUNG

PEOPLE TO REACH EXCELLENCE.

Terry: WE'RE LOOKING AT

A CAMP YOU JUST LED -- YOU

JUST COMPLETED A CAMP HERE.

YES, MA'AM.

Terry: THIS IS A

WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY FOR

YOUNG PEOPLE TO PUT SPORTS

INTO PERSPECTIVE.

HOW DO YOU KEEP THAT ALL IN

ORDER IN YOUR OWN LIFE?

LIKE I SAID, SINCE I WAS

YOUNG, HE HAS ALWAYS REALLY

JUST SET THE FOUNDATION.

AND IT REALLY STUCK WITH

ME.

AND, LIKE YOU SAID, WE'VE

BEEN DOING THESE CAMPS, AND

HE HAS ALWAYS TOLD ME, YOU

KNOW, IF I GET TO THAT

LEVEL, A LOT OF KIDS WILL

LOOK UP TO ME AT THE CAMPS.

SO CAN JUST SEE THE KIDS

REALLY HAPPY FOR ME TO BE

THERE, AND THEY REALLY LOOK

UP TO ME.

SO I JUST TRY TO TAKE

ADVANTAGE OF THAT AND TEACH

THEM WHAT HE TAUGHT ME.

AND THAT IS JUST TO KEEP GOD

FIRST, WORK HARD, AND

EVERYTHING WILL BE OKAY.

Terry: WORK HARD, WORK

HARD, AND WORK HARD SOME

MORE TO GET WHERE YOU GOT.

ROLANDO, DID YOU ALWAYS HAVE

FAITH?

WERE YOU RAISED IN A FAMILY

OF FAITH?

I WAS.

MY MOTHER IS MY HERO.

MOST OF THE PEOPLE IN MY

NEIGHBORHOOD WHERE I GROUP

UP ARE IN JAIL OR ON DRUGS.

MY MOTHER TAUGHT ME HOW TO

HAVE A WINNING ATTITUDE.

I TOLD THEM THREE THINGS

SAVED MY LIFE: MY FAITH IN

GOD, MY MOTHER'S ROD OF

CORRECTION, AND SPORTS.

SHE TAUGHT ME THE IMPORTANCE

OF HAVING A WINNING

ATTITUDE, AND THAT HELPED ME

TO BECOME ALL AMERICA AND

GET DRAFTED INTO THE NBA.

Terry: AND JUST LIKE

YOU'RE TALKING TO YOUR SON

ABOUT HIS EXPERIENCE AND

EXCELLENCE IS GIVING HIM A

PLATFORM, YOU ARE USING THAT

NOW AS A PLATFORM TO

INFLUENCE YOUNG PEOPLE?

I TRY.

MY FATHER TAUGHT ME

WELLINGTON BOOM --

Terry: I LOVE

WELLINGTON.

TREMENDOUS MAN.

AND WHAT WE TALK ABOUT

MOVING FROM SUCCESS TO

SIGNIFICANCE.

AND WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?

SUCCESS STAPS WIT STOPS

WITH YOU, BUT SIGNIFICANCE

GOES TO OTHERS.

Terry: JEREMY, YOU'RE

MOVING INTO THE NBA.

HOW IS IT GOING SO FAR?

WE JUST MOVED FROM THE

SUMMER CAMP, AND I'M GETTING

TO KNOW MY TEAMMATES AND MY

COACH.

IT WAS TOUGH, WE HAD TWO A

DAYS, AND THEY PUSHED ME,

BUT I BELIEVE IN REDDING,

AND HE HELPED ME.

AND NOW IT IS MY TERM TO

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT.

I WAS BLESSED ENOUGH TO BE

PICKED AT NUMBER 12, AND SO

I'LL WORK HARD AND DO MY

BEST.

Terry: WE'LL COMMIT TO

PRAYING FOR YOU.

I WOULD LIKE YOU TO KNOW IF

YOU WOULD LIKE MORE

INFORMATION ON ROW LANDDA

ROLANDO'S "A" GAME, LOG ON

TO cbn.com TO FIND OUT

MORE.

THANK YOU BOTH FOR BEING

WITH US.

WE WISH YOU THE BEST AS YOU

GO ON WITH YOUR CAREER.

WE WANT TO LEAVE YOU WITH 1

TIMOTHY 4: 8: "GOOD

GODLINESS IS PROFITABLE FOR

ALL THINGS, HAVING PROMISE

OF THE LIFE THAT NOW IS AND

OF THAT WHICH IS TO COME."

GOD BLESS YOU, AND HAVE A

GOOD WEEKEND.

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