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The 700 Club - August 17, 2012

Pastor Dale Walker explains that the Christian definition of "worship" needs to be expanded to include reaching out to help others. Plus, Chatman Payne shares his amazing story of rags to eternal riches. Read Transcript


YOUR CHILD WON'T SLEEP?

IT HAPPENS ALL OF THE

TIME.

Reporter: DOCTOR HARVEY

CARP HAS THE BEDTIME

SOLUTION.

WE COULD NOT WAIT TO SEE

THE LITTLE BEAN INSIDE MY

BELLY.

THEN I NOTICED THAT THE TECH

WASN'T TALKING ANYMORE.

THEIR PROGNOSIS.

THE BABY WILL NOT

SURVIVE.

AND THE SEND OPINION.

LIKE A BALL OF ENERGY IN

MY STOMACH.

ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB."

*

Gordon: WELCOME TO "THE

700 CLUB."

THANKS FOR SPENDING AN HOUR

WITH US.

WE ALL HEARD ABOUT VOTERS

WHO SWITCH BACK AND FORTH

BETWEEN PLIT WU --

POLITICAL PARTIES, BUT IT IS

ALL TOGETHER DIFFERENCE WHEN

A MEMBER OF CONGRESS

WORKS -- NOT JUST WORKS, BUT

HE IS A CO-CHAIRMAN FOR A

DEMOCRAT FOR PRESIDENT, AND

THEN THE VERY NEXT ELECTION

HE SWITCHES AND HE REPORTS A

REPUBLICAN.

THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT?

ARCHER DAVIS IS DOING.

JENNIFER WISHON TALKED TO

DAVIS TO FIND OUT WHY.

Reporter: ARCHER DAVIS

MAY HAVE ONE OF THE MOST

UNLIKELY RESUMES IN

POLITICS.

TWO YEARS AGO, HE RAN FOR

ALABAMA GOVERNOR AS A

DEMOCRAT, AND FOUR YEARS

AGO, SERVED AS A CO-CHAIR OF

BARACK OBAMA'S PRESIDENTIAL

CAMPAIGN.

TODAY HE SPENDS MUCH OF HIS

TIME STOMPING FOR REPUBLICAN

MITT ROMNEY AND WILL BE A

FEATURED SPEAKER AT THE

REPUBLICAN CONVENTION.

I THINK THAT REPUBLICANS

HAVE BETTER ANSWERS FOR OUR

FUTURE THAN DEMOCRATS DO.

MY OLD FRIENDS IN THE

DEMOCRATIC PARTY SPEND MOST

OF THEIR TIME ARGUING ABOUT

THE PAST.

WE HAVE TO START HAVING

DISCUSSIONS ABOUT WHAT OUR

FUTURE LOOKS LIKE IN THIS

COUNTRY.

I HEAR THOSE KINDS OF

CONVERSATIONS IN THE

REPUBLICAN PARTY, NOT THE

DEMOCRATIC PARTY.

Reporter: THERE IS NOT

A SPECIFIC EVENT THAT CAUSED

DAVIS TO CHANGE HIS MIND.

HE SAYS THERE IS A NUMBER OF

THINGS.

IF THERE IS A SECOND

OBAMA TERM, ONE CAN ASSUME

IT IS GOING TO BE THE SAME.

I THINK WE NEED TO STOP THAT

DIRECTION, AND I THINK THAT

GOVERNOR ROMNEY WILL DO

THAT.

I'M SUPPORTING HIM BECAUSE I

THINK HE WILL BE THE BETTER

PRESIDENT FOR THESE TIMES.

Reporter: WHILE DAVIS

SUPPORTED MANY OF THE

PRESIDENT'S INITIATIVES, HE

WAS NEVER A GO ALONG KIND OF

DEMOCRATIC.

HE WAS A BLUE DOG, OFTEN AT

EYES WITH THE MORE LIBERAL

DEMOCRATS.

A FACT DEMONSTRATED WHEN HE

VOTED AGAINST THE HEALTH

CARE LAW.

AND HE SAYS HE IS TURNING

THE PARTY TOO FAR TO THE

LEFT.

YOU CAN'T HAVE AN

ENVIRONMENT THAT SUSTAINS

GROWTH AND CREATES JOBS WHEN

BUSINESSES DON'T KNOW WHAT

THE FUTURE HOLDS AND HAVE NO

IDEA WHICH DIRECTION

WASHINGTON IS GOING TO LURCH

IN.

Reporter: INSTEAD OF

QUIETLY VOTING FOR ROMNEY,

DAVIS TAKES THE STAGE AS A

G.O.P. ACTIVIST.

WHY?

THE IMPORTANCE OF THE 2012

ELECTIONS.

THIS DEMOCRATIC PARTY HAS

PICKED MORE FIGHTS WITH THE

COMMUNITY OF FAITH THAN

ANYONE COULD HAVE IMAGINED

FIVE YEARS AGO WHEN BARACK

OBAMA WAS VISITING RICK

WARREN IN SADDLEBACK AND

TALKING ABOUT REACHING OUT

TO PEOPLE OF FAITH.

Reporter: AND DAVIS IS

TAKING ON DEMOCRATS.

CASE IN POINT, VICE

PRESIDENT JOSEPH BIDEN'S

RECENT REMARKS IN VIRGINIA

WHERE HE TOLD A PREDOMINANT

MANY BLACK CROWD THAT

ROMNEY'S REGULATORY POLICIES

WOULD, QUOTE,"PUT YOU ALL

BACK IN CHAIN."

DAVIS WROTE THAT CHAINS

REPRESENT THE CLEAREST CODES

IN RACIAL POLITICS, AND SAID

BIDEN WAS PRACTICING RACIAL

VICIOUSNESS.

AND WHAT ABOUT THE QUESTIONS

OVER DIVERSITIY IN THE

REPUBLICAN PARTY?

DAVIS SAYS ITS PEOPLE OF

COLOR SEE REPUBLICAN IDEAS,

INCLUDING THE ECONOMY,

THEY'LL SLOWLY GET ON

BOARD.

I SEE AMERICANS OF COLOR

WINNING ELECTIONS AND

CONTINUING TO WIN ELECTIONS

OUTSIDE THEIR RACIAL GROUP

BECAUSE THEY'RE RUNNING AT

CITIZENS OF THEIR STATE AND

AMERICANS, AND NOT AS PEOPLE

WHO RAN AN ETHNIC IDENTITY

BOX.

Reporter: JENNIFER

WISHON, CBN NEWS.

Gordon: IN CASE YOU

HAVEN'T HEARD, THIS IS AN

ELECTION YEAR.

IF YOU'RE A CITIZEN OF THE

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,

YOU'VE GOT A SPECIFIC DUTY

TO VOTE.

BUT A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE NOT

REGISTERED TO VOTE, AND

WE'VE GOT A SPECIAL TOOL FOR

YOU.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS GO TO

cbn.com, AND CLICK ON THE

STATE WHERE YOU LIVE, AND IT

WILL TELL YOU HOW YOU CAN

GET REGISTERED.

SO IF YOU'RE NOT REGISTERED

TO VOTE, IT IS UP ON

cbn.com, AND ALL YOU HAVE

TO DO IS CLICK ON IT, LIKE

THEY'RE DOING RIGHT THERE,

AND UP WILL POP YOUR STATE'S

INFORMATION.

YOU'VE GOT TO DO IT QUICKLY,

BECAUSE SOME STATES STOP

REGISTERING NEW VOTERS, SOME

AS LONG AS A MONTH OUT FROM

THE ELECTION.

IF YOU'RE NOT REGISTERED,

DON'T WAIT.

DO IT TODAY.

LEE WEBB HAS MORE OF THE TOP

STORIES.

Reporter: GORDON, THE

MAN ACCUSED OF SHOOTING AN

EMPLOYEE OF THE FAMILY

RESEARCH COUNCIL IS BEING

HOLD WITHOUT BOND.

FLOYD CORKINS IS BEING

CHARGED WITH INTENT TO

KILL.

HE WALKED INTO THE

HEADQUARTERS WITH A BACKPACK

FULL OF CHICK-FIL-A

SANDWICHES AND A BOX FULL OF

AMMUNITION.

HE REPORTLY SAID, "I DON'T

LIKE YOUR POLITICS," AND

OPENED FIRE.

FAMILY RESEARCH COUNCIL

PRESIDENT TONY PERKINS SAID

THOSE WHO LABEL HIS

ORGANIZATION A HATE GROUP

SHARE SOME OF THE BLAME.

CORKINS WAS GIVEN A

LICENSE TO SHOOT AN UNARMED

MAN BY ORGANIZATIONS LIKE

THE SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW

CENTER, THAT HAVE BEEN

RECKLESS IN LABELLING

ORGANIZATIONS' HATE GROUPS

BECAUSE THEY DISAGREE WITH

THEM ON PUBLIC POLICY.

Reporter: THE PUBLIC

POVERTY LAW CENTER BASED IN

ALABAMA CALLED PERKINS

COMMENTS OUTRAGEOUS.

RETIRING ARMY GENERAL JERRY

BOYKIN WAS AT THE FAMILY

RESEARCH COUNCIL WHEN THIS

SHOOTING OCCURRED.

BOYKIN IS THE F.R.C.'s NEW

VICE PRESIDENT.

HE RAN IN THE LOBBY JUST AS

THE GUNMAN WAS BEING

SUBDUED, AND HE HELPED

ATTEND THE VICTIM'S GUNSHOT

WOUND.

HE SAID IT HAS ONLY

STRENGTHENED HIS VIEW TO BE

ON THEFRONT LINES OF THE

SO-CALLED CULTURE WARS.

I TELL YOU WHAT, YOU

COULDN'T BLOW ME OUT OF HERE

WITH A STICK OF DYNAMITE

NOW.

I'M SO DETERMINED THAT WE

ARE GOING TO CONTINUE

STANDING FOR BIBLICAL

VALUES, FAMILY VALUES,

FREEDOM, FAITH.

WE ARE GOING TO CONTINUE,

AND I WILL BE PART OF THIS.

AND I MUST TELL YOU, LEE, I

HOPE THAT THIS STIMULATES

OTHER AMERICANS THAT HAVE

THE SAME VALUES TO GET

INVOLVED IN WHAT IS GOING ON

IN THIS COUNTRY.

TO GET BEHIND GROUPS LIKE

THE F.R.C.

WE'RE NOT GOING AWAY.

WE'RE NOT GOING TO BACK

DOWN.

WE'RE NOT GOING TO CHANGE OR

MODIFY OUR POSITIONS.

WE ARE GOING TO STAND FIRM

IN WHAT WE BELIEVE.

Lee: AND YOU CAN HEAR

MY ENTIRE PHONE INTERVIEW

WITH GENERAL BOYKIN ON

CBN.COM.

PEOPLE IN STAMFORD, TEXAS,

ARE CALLING ON GOD TO SEND A

SEASON OF RAIN AND END THE

DROUGHT THERE.

HEAVENLY FATHER, WE DO

ASK YOUR BLESSING ON US AND

WET THIS LAND DOWN SO THAT

WE CAN BE PRODUCTIVE FOR

YOU.

Lee: FARMERS AND

RANCHERS, WHO'S LIVELIHOODS

ARE AT STAKE, CAME OUT TO

SEEK GOD'S BLESSING, AS YOU

CAN SEE.

ONE RANCHER HAS SOLD ALL HIS

CATTLE BECAUSE HE COULDN'T

AFFORD TO FEED THEM.

THE DROUGHT HAS SENT CORN

PRICES UP.

NEVERTHELESS, THESE FOLKS

SAY THEY'RE NOT GIVING UP

HOPE.

IF YOU KEEP SINGING ABOUT

GOD, WE'LL SEE YOU.

THAT'S THE MESSAGE FROM THE

FREEDOM FROM RELIGION

FOUNDATION FROM THE SCHOOL

DISTRICT IN CLIFTON PARK,

NEW YORK.

THEY WANT TO BAN THE

TEACHING OF SONGS MENTIONING

GOD, THAT INCLUDES SONGS

LIKE "THANK YOU FOR THE

WORLD SO SWEET," AND "NOW I

LAY ME DOWN TO SLEEP."

A SPOKESWOMAN FOR THE

CHRISTIAN GROUP THAT THEY

VIOLATE NO LAWS.

TWO TIME OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL

WINNER GABBY DOUGLAS IS

USING HER NEW-FOUND FAME TO

TALK ABOUT HER CHRISTIAN

FAITH.

SHE FLEW BACK TO HER HOME

TOWN OF VIRGINIA BEACH,

VIRGINIA.

SHE SIGNED AUTOGRAPHS, TOOK

PICTURES, AND HELD A BRIEF

NEWS CONFERENCE.

IN RESPONSE TO A QUESTION

FROM CBN NEWS, THE OLYMPIC

CHAMPION AND HER FAMILY SAID

HER FAITH SUSTAINED HER

DURING THE COMPETITION.

MY FAITH WAS STRONG.

I WAS MEDITATING ON

SCRIPTURES IN LONDON.

I HONOR GOD.

SHE WOULD SAY, MOM, GIVE

ME MY DAILY SCRIPTURE.

AND AS RECENTLY, SHE SAID I

WANT TO WIN THE

COMPETITION.

Lee: AND YOU CAN SEE

MORE OF OUR CONVERSATION

WITH GABBY AND HER FAMILY BY

GOING TO CBN.COM.

GORDON?

Gordon: I TELL YOU, SHE

WAS WONDERFUL.

I'M NOT MUCH INTO

GYMNASTICS, BUT, BOY, SHE

HAD HAD ME UP JUST

CHEERING.

SHE IS JUST SO ELEGANT.

IT WAS REALLY JUST

INCREDIBLE TO WATCH HER.

Kristi: I KNOW.

AND YOU THINK ABOUT THESE

YOUNG LADIES, AND THEY'RE

AVERAGE IS 16 YEARS OLD.

AND YOU THINK ABOUT THE

PRESSURE.

YOU THINK ABOUT THE

CAMERAS.

YOU THINK ABOUT ALL OF THE

EYES.

BUT THEY'RE STILL COMPOSED,

THEY'RE FOCUSED.

AND THEY WALK IN

EXCELLENCE.

I HAVE NEVER BEEN A GYMNAST

TYPE OF GAL, BUT I WAS

WATCHING THE GYMNASTICS, BUT

I WAS SAYING, LET ME TRY IT,

AND A BONE WOULD GO POP, AND

I THOUGHT, LET ME SIT ON

DOWN.

Gordon: I'M NOT THAT

LI LIMBER.

Kristi: I KNOW, BUT YOU

GET SO INSPIRED.

Gordon: AND HER

GRANDMOTHER IS A PASTOR IN A

LOCAL CHURCH.

AND IT'S WONDERFUL TO

WELCOME HER HOME.

Kristi: I WAS THINKING

ABOUT TWEETING HER THIS

MORNING, AND SAYING CALL

ME.

I WANT TO INTERVIEW YOU.

I AM GOING TO TWEET YOU.

I KNOW THAT MANY OF YOUR

KIDS ARE STARTING TO GROW

UP, GORDON, BUT DO YOU

REMEMBER WHEN THEY WERE

LITTLE?

Gordon: YEAH.

Kristi: WERE THEY GOOD

SLEEPERS?

Gordon: IN MY ARMS,

THEY ALWAYS WERE.

I HAD A SPECIAL ROCKING

CHAIR, AND I WOULD COME

HOME, AND THEY WOULD GO

RIGHT OUT.

Kristi: I BELIEVE IT.

WELL, COMING UP, IF YOU HAVE

TODDLER IN THE HOUSE,

CHANCES ARE YOU HAVE A

BATTLE AT BEDTIME.

OUR DAUGHTER, SHE IS TWO

AND A HALF, BUT SHE IS

REALLY CHALLENGING TO PUT TO

BED BECAUSE SHE CONTINUES TO

GET UP EVERY 30 MINUTES.

IT IS A LITTLE CHALLENGING

AND FRUSTRATING.

Kristi: SOUND

FAMILIAR?

WELL, HELP IS AHEAD FOR THE

BABY DOC.

STAY TUNED.

Kristi: WELL, HE'S A

DOCTOR SPOCK OF THE NEW

GENERATION.

DR. HARVEY CARP HAS HELPED

MILLIONS OF PEOPLE,

INCLUDING CELEBRITIES, LIKE

PIERCE BROSNAN AND JEWEL.

RECENTLY HE TALKED ABOUT

WHAT IT TAKES TO GET LITTLE

ONES TO GO TO BED AND STAY

IN BED SO THEIR PARENTS CAN

GET SOME GOOD, OLD-FASHIONED

SLEEP.

Reporter: CELEBRATED

PEDIATRICIAN DR. HARVEY CARP

CAN HELP TAKE THE STRESS OUT

OF BEDTIME WHEN IT COMES TO

LITTLE ONES.

FOR EXAMPLE, NEWBORNS SLEEP

BETTER IN AN ENVIRONMENT

SIMILAR TO THE WOMB.

SO WRAP THE BABY SNUGGLY,

AND PLAY WHITE NOISE THAT IS

LOW AND RUMBLY, ABOUT AS

LOUD AS A SHOWER. THE NEXT

STEP?

TEACH THE INFANT TO PUT

HIMSELF BACK TO SLEEP WHEN

HE WAKES UP IN THE MIDDLE OF

THE NIGHT.

HOW?

WHEN YOUR BABY FALLS ASLEEP

IN YOUR ARMS, WAKE HIM UP A

LITTLE WHEN YOU PLACE HIM IN

BED.

I WANT HIS EYES OPEN FOR

5 OR 10 SECONDS, BECAUSE HE

WILL LEARN HOW TO PUT

HIMSELF TO SLEEP AT NIGHT.

Reporter: BUT A RECENT

SURVEY SHOWS 50% OF PARENTS

LOSE SLEEP OVER THEIR

TODDLERS.

SINCE OUR SON, LENNOX,

WAS BORN, OUR DAUGHTER --

SHE'S TWO AND A HALF, AND

SHE IS JUST REALLY

CHALLENGING TO PUT TO BED.

AND I'M TRYING TO FIGURE OUT

THE BEST WAY TO GET HER TO

BED AND HAVE HER STAY IN BED

BECAUSE SHE CONTINUES TO GET

UP EVERY 30 MINUTES OR SO.

AND IT'S REALLY CHALLENGING

AND A BIT FRUSTRATING.

IT HAPPENS ALL OF THE

TIME, WHEN A BABY IS BORN,

IT KIND OF MESSES UP A

TODDLER'S SLEEP.

Reporter: TO GET ON THE

RIGHT TRACK, SET A SCHEDULE

AND STICK TO IT.

ONE OF THE KEYS TO GETTING

YOUR TODDLER TO SLEEP AT

NIGHT IS TO START THE

BEDTIME ROUTINE FIRST THING

IN THE MORNING.

OH, NO, YOU'RE GOING TO

BEAT ME.

Reporter: THAT MEANS

GET THE CHILD MOVING AND

KEEP THEM ACTIVE TO BURN

ENERGY.

TYPICALLY WHEN WE GET

FALISE READY FOR BED, I SIT

AND WE READ BOOKS AND WIND

DOWN FOR THE EVENING.

WHEN DAD DOES IT, THEY'RE

RUNNING AROUND THE HOUSE AND

LOUD AND JUMPING OFF THE

WALLS.

I DON'T KNOW IF THAT IS

CONFUSING TO HER WHEN IT

COMES TO BEDTIME.

IT IS VERY COMMON FOR

PARENTS TO HAVE DIFFERENT

BEDTIME ROUTINE, AND

SOMETIMES GRANDPARENTS HAVE

A DIFFERENT BEDTIME ROUTINE

THAN THE PARENTS.

OF COURSE IT IS BEST TO BE

CONSISTENT.

I LIKE YOUR WAY, READING

STORIES AND KIND OF CALMING

DOWN BEFORE BEDTIME.

SOMETIMES IT IS HARD FOR

DADS BECAUSE THEY'RE SO

ENERGETIC BECAUSE THEY JUST

GET HOME FROM WORK.

BUT, OF COURSE, THE KIDS GET

AMPED UP AND IT IS HARD TO

DECREASE THEIR ENERGY.

Reporter: 30 MINUTES

BEFORE BEDTIME, DR. CARP

RECOMMENDS TURNING ON WHITE

NOISE SOFTLY IN THE

BACKGROUND.

BECAUSE THAT GIVES A CUE

TO A CHILD'S BRAIN, OKAY,

SLEEP PERIOD IS COMING.

NOW IS THE TIME TO GET READY

FOR THAT.

Reporter: ALSO, DIM THE

LIGHTS AND TURN OFF

ELECTRONICS.

LIGHT ACTUALLY GOES IN

THROUGH YOUR EYES AND IT

TURNS OFF MELATONIN.

WHICH IS YOUR BRAIN'S NORMAL

SLEEP HORMONE.

SO LOOKING AT D.V.D.s AND

TELEVISION RIGHT BEFORE

BEDTIME ACTUALLY DISTURBS A

CHILD'S SLEEP AND MAKES IT

HARDER FOR THEM TO FALL

ASLEEP.

Reporter: ANOTHER GREAT

TIP IS TO MAKE A BE BEDDY

BYE BOOK THAT HAS ACTUALLY

PICTURES OF YOUR CHILD'S

BEDTIME ROUTINE.

HERE YOU ARE EATING

DINNER, HERE YOUR BRUSHING

YOUR TEETH, AND HERE YOU'RE

PUTTING ON YOUR PAJAMAS.

YOU PRACTICE THAT WITH HER

EVERY DAY.

AND SO SHE KNOWS WHAT IS

COMING.

YOU CAN SAY, OH, YOU'RE

BRUSHING YOUR FEITH TEETH,

WHAT COMES NEXT?

AND SHE IS PREPARING HERSELF

FOR GOING TO BED.

Reporter: SO A LITTLE

KNOW-HOW CAN HELP YOUR

ENTIRE FAMILY GET MORE SLEEP

AND BETTER ENJOY THIS

PRECIOUS TIME OF LIFE.

LAURIE JOHNSON, CBN NEWS.

Kristi: YOU KNOW, I

HAVE TO ADMIT, GORDON, AS I

AM SITTING HERE WATCHING

THIS STORY, I LOVE THE

PSYCHOLOGIST, AND I

APPRECIATE ALL OF HIS

IDEAS --

Gordon: BUT YOU DIDN'T

DO THAT?

Kristi: I THINK THERE

IS AN OVERALL CONCEPT --

Gordon: IF YOU GET OUT

OF BED AGAIN --

Kristi: WELL --

Gordon: DID IT WORK?

Kristi: YOU CREATE A

PEACEFUL ENVIRONMENT, A

LOVELY ENVIRONMENT, WHERE

THEY CAN GO TO SLEEP.

Gordon: THAT'S NOT A

PEACEFUL ENVIRONMENT.

Kristi: WHAT I'M

SAYING, YOU CREATE A

PEACEFUL ENVIRONMENT, AND AS

LONG AS THEY'RE NOT HUNGRY,

THEY STAY IN SCHOOL.

AND TELL THEM NOT TO GET UP

AGAIN.

YOU DARE THEM, GET UP

AGAIN.

GET UP AGAIN, AND THEN THEY

DON'T.

Gordon: I'M SCARED

NOW.

I ACTUALLY SOME CUES FROM A

MARINE WHO USED TO TRAIN THE

RECRUITS.

AND HE SAID THE KEY TO A

HAPPIER RECRUIT IS MAKE SURE

HE IS EXHAUSTED EVERY

NIGHT.

SO YOU JUST RUN THEM ALL

DAY, AND THEN YOU DON'T HAVE

ANY PROBLEMS.

Kristi: IT WORKS FOR

ME.

I'M EXHAUSTED BY THE TIME I

GO TO BED.

OKAY.

Gordon: OKAY.

Kristi: WELL, WE'RE

GOING TO SWITCH GEARS.

UP NEXT, A MOM WHO GETS

SHOCKING NEWS ABOUT HER

UNBORN BABY.

MAJOR HEART DEFECT,

KIDNEY PROBLEMS, WEB NECK,

WHERE THE NECK ACTUALLY

COMES OUT TO HERE.

SHE TOLD US THAT LESS THAN

1% WILL ACTUALLY SURVIVE

IT.

Kristi: WATCH HOW THIS

MOM AND DAD MAKE A LIFE OR

DEATH DECISION, AND SEE THE

MIRACLE THAT FOLLOWS.

PLUS, WE'RE GOING TO BE

PRAYING FOR YOU AND YOUR

NEEDS.

SO WHATEVER YOU DO, DON'T GO

AWAY.

*

Kristi: WELL, MONICA

AND HER HUSBAND WERE

THRILLED THEY WERE HAVING A

BABY, ESPECIALLY SINCE

MONICA HAD BEEN TOLD SHE WAS

INFERTILE.

BUT THEIR JOY TURNED TO

SHOCK, AND THEN SORROW,

ESPECIALLY AFTER DOCTORS

TOLD THEM THAT THEIR BABY

WOULD MOST LIKELY NEVER

SURVIVE.

I WENT FOR JUST A ROUTINE

CHECKUP WITH MY DOCTOR.

I HAD SOME KIND OF ODD

SYMPTOMS, SO WE RAN SOME

BLOOD TESTS.

IT WAS DETERMINED THEN THAT

I WAS INFERTILE.

I WAS KIND OF SAD.

IMAGINE OUR SURPRISE IN

APRIL 2009, WHEN WE

DISCOVERED THAT I AM NEARLY

SIX WEEKS PREGNANT.

IT WAS A BIG SHOCK.

BY THE TIME WE WENT TO OUR

FIRST ULTRASOUND, WHICH WAS

AT 11 WEEKS, WE WERE REALLY

EXCITED.

WE COULD NOT WAIT TO SEE THE

LITTLE BEAN INSIDE MY

BELLY.

THEN I NOTICED THAT THE TECH

WASN'T TALKING ANYMORE.

SHE HAD BECOME VERY QUIET.

AND NOT REALLY RESPONDING TO

ME.

AND SHE EXCUSED HERSELF AND

LEFT THE ROOM.

SHE CAME BACK IN WITH A

DOCTOR, WHO JUST LOOKED AT

THE SCREEN AND NODDED HER

HEAD.

AND SHE EXPLAINED THAT WE

HAD A SIX MILLIMETER CYSTIC

HYDROMA, WHICH IS THE A SACK

ON THE BACK OF THE NECK, AND

IT IS A RED FLAG INDICATOR

OF A PROBLEM OF SOME SORT.

SHE KEPT GOING BACK TO THE

TURNER SYNDROME.

AND SHE GAVE US SOME

INFORMATION, PRINTED

INFORMATION.

WE WENT ON TO MEET WITH THE

GENETIC COUNSELLOR.

WITH TURNER SYNDROME, THERE

ARE MANY MANIFESTATION,

MAJOR HEART DEFECTS, THAT

REQUIRE OPEN HEART

SURGERIES, AND KIDNEY

PROBLEMS, WHERE THEY'RE

MISSING A KIDNEY OR THEY

HAVE MISSHAPED KIDNEYS.

WESTBOUNWEBBED NECK, WHERE

THE NECK COMES OUT TO HERE.

AND SHE TOLD US LESS THAN 1%

WILL ACTUALLY SURVIVE IT.

THAT'S WHEN SHE SAID YOU

REALLY NEED TO CONSIDER

ABORTION BECAUSE YOUR BABY

WILL NOT SURVIVE.

IF YOU DON'T ABORT, YOU CAN

EXPECT TO MISCARRY IN THE

NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS.

SITTING IN THAT OFFICE,

LISTENING TO A DOCTOR SAY

YOU'RE NOT GOING TO HAVE

THIS CHILD.

YOU'RE PROBABLY GOING TO

LOSE THIS CHILD.

A LITTLE BIT OF DEPRESSION

SET IN THERE, FEAR.

FEAR WAS THE BIGGEST, NOT

KNOWING WHAT IS GOING ON.

AND CAN WE DEAL WITH THE

CHILD IF SHE DOES MAKE IT?

BUT IF YOU WAIT AND YOU

DON'T ABORT AND SHE DOESN'T

MISCARRY RIGHT AWAY, YOU'LL

HAVE TO GO ANOTHER ROUTE

BECAUSE IT WILL BE TOO LATE

TO ABORT.

MAKE YOU'RE DECISION.

DON'T DWELL ON IT, AND JUST

MOVE ON.

WE WERE NOT GIVEN MUCH

HOME.

AND WE WERE SENT HOME TO

MAKE A DECISION BASICALLY

WHEN TO ABORT.

I IMMEDIATELY CAME HOME

AND LOCKED MYSELF IN THE

BEDROOM AND GRABBED MY

LAPTOP.

AND EVERYTHING I FOUND WAS

HORRIBLE.

I WENT OUTSIDE AND PRAYED

ABOUT IT.

I THOUGHT, NO, I WOULD LIKE

TO GIVE GOD THE OPPORTUNITY

TO SHINE HERE.

I WENT BACK IN, AND I SAID,

MONICA, PUT THAT STUFF

AWAY.

LET'S GO TO CHURCH.

I SAID, YOU'RE RIGHT.

WE NEED TO GO TO CHURCH AND

IT IS THE ONE PLACE I CAN

FALL APART.

I SPOKE WITH THE MINISTER,

AND THE PASTOR SAID, DO YOU

MIND IF WE LAY HANDS ON US.

THAT WAS VERY DIFFERENT FOR

US.

THE ENTIRE CONGREGATION CAME

AND LAID HANDS ON US.

THIS WASN'T AN ACT.

THEY REALLY MEANT IT.

THEY REALLY FELT IT, AND

THEY PRAYED FOR HEALING.

THE ENTIRE CHURCH CAME

TOGETHER FOR US.

WHICH, TO ME, WAS THE

DECIDING FACTOR.

SHORTLY AFTER I WENT AND

SAT BACK DOWN IN MY SEAT SO

THEY COULD BEGIN SERVICE.

AND I FELT SOMETHING

HAPPENING IN THE WOMB THAT I

KNEW WAS UNEXPLAINABLE.

WHEN YOU'RE 11 WEEKS

PREGNANT, YOU DON'T FEEL A

THING.

BUT I WAS FEELING THE

EQUIVALENT OF A 10-POUND

BABY IN MY BELLY FLIPPING

AROUND.

IT WAS A VERY STRONG

FEELING, LIKE A BALL OF

ENERGY IN MY STOMACH.

AND IT TICKLED

TREMENDOUSLY.

I KNEW GOD WAS TOUCHING ME

AT THAT MOMENT.

HE WAS TOUCHING THAT BABY.

HE JUST REACHED INTO MY WOMB

AND WHATEVER THAT WAS WRONG

THAT WAS GOING TO BE A

PROBLEM WAS NO LONGER GOING

TO BE A PROBLEM.

IT WAS FIXED.

WE FIRED THE CLINIC WE

INITIALLY WENT TO.

WE DECIDED TO FIND A NEW

DOCTOR, AFFILIATED WITH A

NEW HOSPITAL, THAT WOULD BE

MORE POSITIVE.

WENT IN FOR THE 16-WEEK

ULTRASOUND, AND THEY FOUND

THE CYSTIC FIBROMA WAS

GONE.

THEY CHECKED HER HEART, AND

THEY WERE LOOKING SO HARD TO

FIND WHAT THEY WERE

EXPECTING TO SEE, WHICH WAS

WHERE THE AORTA ACTUALLY

NARROWS, WHICH REQUIRES

MULTIPLE SURGERIES IF THEY

SURVIVE IT.

THEY KEPT LOOKING.

AND THEY HAD ME COME BACK

MULTIPLE TIMES.

AND FINALLY THEY SAID, IT'S

NOT THERE.

AND I SAID, OF COURSE IT IS

NOT THERE.

BUT THAT'S OKAY, YOU CAN

KEEP LOOKING.

AND WE JUST REALLY

DELIGHTED IN WATCHING THESE

DOCTORS SCRATCH THEIR HEAD.

IT WAS A FUN EXPERIENCE.

AND THEN FINALLY THE DAY

CAME THAT WE WENT INTO

LABOR.

MONICA HAD AN CESAREAN.

THEY DELIVERED ELLIE, AND OF

COURSE THEY RUSH HER OVER

AND DO THEIR THING WITH HER

AND WRAPPED HER UP AND

HANDED HER TO ME.

AND AT THAT POINT, IT REALLY

SUNK IN WITH ME THAT SHE'S

HERE, AND THAT SHE'S REAL

AND SHE IS OKAY.

AND SHE WAS BEAUTIFUL AND

HEALTHY.

I LOOKED INTO HER EYES

EYES...AND I KNEW SHE WAS

GOD-SENT.

I KNEW SHE HAD A PURPOSE,

AND WE HAD A NEW ADDITION TO

OUR FAMILY.

NEARLY 100% OF WOMEN

DIAGNOSED JUST WITH THE

CYSTIC HYDROMA, EVEN BEFORE

IT IS KNOWN IF IT IS DOWN

SYNDROME --

TO LOOK HER OVER AND SEE

SHE HAS ALL OF HER FINGERS

AND TOES --

NEARLY 100% OF WOMEN ARE

ADVISED TO ABORT.

SHE WAS SCREAMING AND SHE

WAS ALIVE.

THAT'S WHAT I'M SEEING

WEEK AFTER WEEK ON THE

FORMS, I'VE BEEN TOLD TO

ABORT.

SO I TRIED TO EXPLAIN TO

THEM THAT THERE IS MORE HOPE

THAN THAT.

I HAD THE EXPERIENCE OF

SEEING THIS LIVE CHILD.

THAT THEY DON'T HAVE TO

ABORT.

AND SHARE WITH THEM OUR

STORY.

WHERE NINE MONTHS BEFORE

WE WERE TOLD SHE WOULD NOT

LIVE.

PRAISE GOD.

Kristi: WOW.

WHO'S REPORT ARE YOU GOING

TO CHOOSE THIS DAY TO

BELIEVE?

WHO'S REPORT?

THE DOCTOR'S REPORT OR GOD'S

REPORT?

I TELL YOU WHAT, I WATCH

STORIES LIKE THESE, AND I

COULD WATCH THAT A GAZILLION

TIMES.

AND A GAZILLION TIMES I WANT

TO JUMP UP AND LEAP FOR JOY

AT THE GOODNESS, THE GRACE,

THE POWER, AND THE LOVE OF

OUR LORD, JESUS CHRIST.

HE IS A MIRACLE-WORKING

GOD.

JUST LIKE GOD WORKED A

MIRACLE FOR THAT COUPLE, HE

CAN AND WILL WORK A MIRACLE

FOR YOU TODAY.

GORDON AND I WANT TO

ENCOURAGE YOU TODAY.

Gordon: WE'VE GOT SOME

GOOD REPORTS.

HERE IS WILTON FROM

MICHIGAN.

SHE HAD UNDERGONE A

LUMPECTOMY, AND HAD

RADIATION TREATMENTS ALL FOR

BREAST CANCER.

AND AFTER ALL OF THESE

TREATMENTS, SHE HAD A

CONTINUAL BURNING SENSATION

IN HER RIGHT BREAST.

ONE DAY SHE WAS WATCHING

"THE 700 CLUB," AND KRISTI,

YOU HAD A WORD OF KNOWLEDGE

THAT SOMEONE HAD A BURNING

SENSATION IN HER RIGHT

BREAST, AND GOD WAS HEALING

HER.

AND SHE HASN'T FELT BURNING

SINCE.

Kristi: AND MYLES FROM

NEW MEXICO TRIPPED WHEN HIS

DOG RAN UNDER HIS FOOT.

HIS FOOT SWELLED AND TURNED

BLACK AND BLUE, AND HE

COULDN'T AFFORD TO SEE A

DOCTOR.

TWO WEEKS LATER, HE WOKE UP

ABOUT 1:30 IN THE MORNING

WITH SEVERE PAIN IN HIS

FOOT.

HE BEGAN TO PRAY AND ASK GOD

TO HEAL HIM.

HE TURNED ON THE TELEVISION,

AND GORDON, THAT'S WHEN YOU

GAVE A WORD OF KNOWLEDGE.

YOU SAID THERE IS SOMEONE

WITH A CRUSH INJURY ON YOUR

LEFT FOOT.

GOD IS HEALING THAT AND HE

IS GIVING YOU BACK THE

ABILITY TO WALK ON THAT LEG

IN JESUS' NAME.

AND MYLES SAID ALL OF A

SUDDEN ALL OF THE PAIN FADED

AWAY.

BY MORNING, HE WAS ABLE TO

WALK NORMALLY, WITHOUT ANY

PAIN, AND HE HAS HAD NO

PROBLEMS SINCE THAT DAY.

COME ON, NOW!

Gordon: GOD IS A

MIRACLE-WORKING GOD.

THAT WONDERFUL STORY WE JUST

WATCHED -- WE'RE FEARFULLY

AND WONDERFULLY MADE.

HE KNEW US IN OUR MOTHER'S

WOMAN.

WOMB.

TODAY HE NUMBERS THE HAIRS

ON YOUR HEAD.

HE IS CONCERNED ABOUT

EVERYTHING THAT HAS TO DO

WITH YOU.

AND HE HAS GOT PLANS AND HE

HAS GOT PURPOSES.

AND HE IS A LOVING HEAVENLY

FATHER.

SO LET'S JUST COME TO HIM.

JUST CRAWL UP INTO DADDY'S

LAP, AND LET HIM COMFORT

YOU, AND LET HIM HEAL YOU,

AND LET HIM PROVIDE FOR

YOU.

BECAUSE HE WANTS TO DO

THAT.

WE DON'T HAVE TO TALK HIM

INTO IT.

WE DON'T HAVE TO ARGUE WITH

HIM.

WE JUST HAVE TO BELIEVE.

AND TRUST.

SO LET'S DO THAT.

IN AN ACT OF FAITH, JUST AS

WHAT HAPPENED IN THAT PIECE,

LAY YOUR HAND ON THAT AREA

OF THE BODY THAT NEEDS

HEALING.

KRISTI AND I WILL AGREE.

THE BIBLE SAYS "WHEN TWO OR

MORE AGREE, TOUCHING

ANYTHING, IT SHALL BE

DONE."

LET'S JUST TRUST THAT.

LET'S RELY ON THAT.

LET'S BELIEVE THAT AND LET

GOD DO ALL OF THE REST.

LORD, WE LIFT THE NEEDS OF

THE AUDIENCE TO YOU RIGHT

NOW.

AS PEOPLE, IN AN ACT OF

FAITH, ARE LAYING THEIR

HANDS ON THAT AREA OF THE

BODY THAT NEEDS HEALING.

WE JUST COME INTO AGREEMENT

WITH THEM, AND TOGETHER WE

SAY OUT LOUD, BE HEALED, AND

BE EVERY BIT WHOLE.

AND, LORD, AS EXPECTANT

MOTHERS ARE JUST LAYING

HANDS OVER THEIR WOMB, WE

JUST COME INTO AGREEMENT

WITH THEM AND WE BLESS THEIR

CHILDREN.

AND WE RECOGNIZE YOUR HAND

AT WORK IN KNITTING THEM

TOGETHER AND PROVIDING FOR

THEM, AND PROVIDING A HOPE

AND A FUTURE AND A PLAN AND

A DESTINY.

WE JUST COME INTO AGREEMENT

WITH THAT BLESSING NOW.

IN JESUS' NAME.

THERE IS SOMEONE WHO HAS HAD

AN INJURY TO YOUR RIGHT EYE,

AND YOU'RE VERY CONCERNED

ABOUT IS THERE GOING TO BE

RESIDUAL BLINDNESS, AND GOD

IS ABLE AND HE IS HEALING

THAT NOW FOR YOU IN JESUS'

NAME.

ALL OF THE TRAUMA, WE PULL

IT OFF OF YOU NOW.

IN THE NAME OF JESUS, BE

HEALED.

Kristi: THE LORD IS

HEALING PEOPLE WITH ISSUES

OF THE MIND.

THERE IS A PERSON WHO HAVE

BEEN PRAYING BECAUSE WORDS

GET JUMBLED, AND YOUR

THOUGHTS GET JUMBLED, AND

YOU'VE BEEN PRAYING FOR

CLARITY.

GOD IS GIVING YOU THAT

CLARITY RIGHT NOW.

THERE IS A MOM WHO HAS BEEN

PRAYING FOR HER CHILD IN

REGARDS TO DYSLEXIA.

I LITERALLY SEE A CHALKBOARD

AND I SEE LETTERS ON THE

CHALKBOARD ALL SCRAMBLED

UP.

AND AS YOU HAVE BEEN

PRAYING, GOD IS PUTTING

THOSE LETTERS IN ORDER.

AND THE ISSUE OF DYSLEXIA

THAT YOU ARE PRAYING FOR IS

GONE RIGHT NOW.

IN THE NAME OF JESUS, PRAISE

GOD.

YOU WILL BE ASTOUNDING BY

THE MIRACLE WORK THAT GOD IS

GIVING IN THAT CHILD.

THANK YOU, JESUS.

Gordon: THERE IS

SOMEONE WITH A GROWTH ON

YOUR RIGHT EAR, AND YOU'RE

CONCERNED ABOUT IT.

GOD IS ABLE TO TAKE THAT

AWAY NOW IN JESUS' NAME.

THERE IS A WOMAN, WHO'S NAME

IS MARILYN AND YOU'RE

SUFFERING FROM MIGRAINE

HEADACHES, GOD IS TAKING

THAT OFF FOR YOU RIGHT NOW.

RECEIVE IT IN JESUS' NAME.

LORD, WE THANK YOU FOR YOU

ARE THE HEALER.

AND YOU ARE A WONDERFUL,

LOVING, HEAVENLY FATHER.

WE THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU'RE

DOING IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

IF YOU'VE BEEN TOUCHED BY

GOD, WE WANT TO SHARE IN

YOUR GOD REPORT.

JESUS IS THE SAME YESTERDAY,

TODAY, AND FOREVER.

WHAT HE DID WHEN HE HAD

THREE YEARS OF MINISTRY ON

THE EARTH, HE HAS CONTINUED

FOR 2,000 YEARS, AND WE CAN

BELIEVE IT AND TRUST HIM.

IF YOU'VE BEEN HEALED, GIVE

US A CALL.

1-800-759-0700.

LET US KNOW.

WE WANT TO SHARE YOUR

TESTIMONY WITH THE WORLD.

AND IF YOU NEED PRAYER,

THERE IS A REASON JESUS

TALKED ABOUT PREVAILING

PRAYER, PRAYER THAT

CONTINUES, THAT KEPT ON

ASKING, KEPT ON KNOCKING,

KEPT ON SEEKING.

SO IF YOU NEED THAT, IF YOU

NEED PEOPLE TO STAND WITH

YOU IN PRAYER, IT IS OUR

HONOR TO PRAY WITH YOU.

WE'RE HERE FOR YOU 24 HOURS

A DAY, SEVEN DAYS A WEEK.

SO IF YOU NEED SOMEONE TO

AGREE WITH YOU IN PRAYER,

JUST GIVE US A CALL.

1-800-759-0700.

KRISTI?

Kristi: THAT'S SO

BEAUTIFUL.

DON'T YOU LOVE THE PRAYER

TIME.

I LOVE THE PRAYER TIME.

Gordon: MY FAVORITE

TIME.

Kristi: MY FAVORITE

TIME, TOO.

STILL AHEAD, KISSING THE

FACE OF GOD.

I KNOW YOU'RE LIKE, WHAT IN֖

THE WORLD DOES THAT MEAN?

IF YOU STAY TUNED, YOU'RE

GOING TO FIND OUT WHAT THAT

MEANS AND WHO IS DOING IT,

LATER ON TODAY'S "700

CLUB."

WELCOME BACK TO "THE 700

CLUB."

A GERMAN APPEALS COURT HAS

RULED THAT A RIGHT WING

GROUP CAN DISPLAY CHARACTERS

OF MOHAMMED, THE FOUNDER OF

ISLAM.

THAT COURT REJECTED AN

APPEAL BY THREE MOSQUES TO

STOP THE DISPLAY.

ISLAMIC LAW GENERALLY

OPPOSES ANY PORTRAYAL OF

MOHAMMED.

THE IMAGES WILL BE SHOWN AT

A DEMONSTRATION THIS

WEEKEND.

THE SLOGAN FOR THE EVENT IS

"ISLAM DOES NOT BELONG IN

GERMANY, STOP

ISLAMIZATION."

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS

PROVIDING AN EASIER WAY TO

CARRY WATER TO MORE THAN

3,000 FAMILIES IN HAITI,

GUATEMALA, KENYA, AND

UGANDA.

THEY ARE TEAMING WITH A

COMPANY THAT DESIGNS

SPECIALTY BACKPACKS THAT CAN

CARRY UP TO 200 LITERS

20 LITERS OF CLEAN WATER.

PACK H.2O OFFERS AN

ALTERNATIVE TO HEAVY CANS

AND MAKESHIFT ITEMS USED TO

CARRY WATER.

O.B. HELPS TO DISTRIBUTE THE

PACKS AND PROVIDES

COMMUNITY-BASED TRAINING.

YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE ABOUT

"OPERATION BLESSING" BY

GOING TO ITS WEBSITE AT

OB.ORG.

GORDON AND KRISTI WILL BE

BACK WITH MORE OF "THE 700

CLUB" AFTER THIS.

Kristi: WELL, WHAT IF

WORSHIP ON SUNDAY MORNINGS

BECAME WORSHIP THAT CHANGES

THE WORLD?

THAT'S THE GROUNDBREAKING

CONCEPT THAT COMBINES

WORSHIP WITH COMPASSION.

AND IT'S ALSO CALLED

"KISSING THE FACE OF GOD."

LET'S WATCH.

Reporter: CONTEMPORARY

CHURCHES GO TO GREAT LENGTHS

TO CREATE A MEANINGFUL

WORSHIP EXPERIENCE.

SENIOR PASTOR DALE HARPER

SAYS IT CAN BE MUCH MORE.

THIS SETTING IS LIKE MANY

MODERN DAY CHURCHES.

WE'VE GOT DRUMS, KEYBOARDS,

THE LIGHTS ARE ON THE

STAGE.

ALL OF THOSE THINGS THAT THE

MODERN CHURCH DOES TO CREATE

THAT WORSHIP EXPERIENCE.

WHAT ARE THEY LOOKING FOR?

PEOPLE ARE HUNGRY FOR THE

PRESENCE OF GOD.

IT'S SOMETHING THAT THEY

CAN'T GET FROM ENTERTAINMENT

OR ANYWHERE ELSE.

Reporter: BUT YOU WOULD

SAY THAT THEY'RE MISSING

PART OF THE EQUATION?

GOD HAS ALWAYS MEANT FOR

WORSHIP TO BE THE COMPLETE

EXPERIENCE.

I CALL THIS WORSHIPFUL

COMPASSION, WHICH IS LOVING

PEOPLE AS AN ACT OF

WORSHIP.

NOT JUST GOING INTO GOD'S

PRESENCE IN A WORSHIP

SERVICE, BUT BEING THE

PRESENCE OF JESUS, THE HANDS

AND FEET OF JESUS, TO

OTHERS, AND LETTING THEM

EXPERIENCE THIS SUPER

NATURAL TOUCH OF GOD THROUGH

US.

Reporter: IN HIS BOOK

"KISSING THE FACE OF GOD,

WORSHIP THAT CHANGES THE

WORLD," DALE SAYS THAT MANY

CHRISTIANS DON'T UNDERSTAND

THAT WORSHIP AND COMPASSION

GO HAND-IN-HAND.

WORSHIP WITHOUT

COMPASSION CAN BECOME EMPTY

RITUALISM.

ON THE OTHER HAND,

COMPASSION WITHOUT WORSHIP

CAN BECOME BURN OUT.

SO THE IDEA IS ONE WITHOUT

THE OTHER LOSES ITS

LIFE-GIVING ESSENCE.

Reporter: DALE ADMITS

IN HIS EARLY DAYS AS A

PASTOR, HE DIDN'T GET THE

CONNECTION EITHER.

THEN HE WENT TO THE

PHILIPPINES, WHERE HE MET A

2-YEAR-OLD FATHERLESS GIRL

WHO LIVED IN A CEMETERY.

AND SO I PICKED HER UP

AND HUGGED HER AND SAID, OH,

BABY, YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL.

I STARTED TO TRY TO PUT HER

DOWN, AND SHE JUST, LIKE,

DUG HER NAILS INTO MY NECK.

AND JUST HAD THAT SENSE OF

WHAT GOD IS SAYING TO ME.

WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF ONE OF

YOUR DAUGHTERS LIVED THEIR

WHOLE LIFE IN A CEMETERY.

AND I REMEMBER SAYING I

WOULD DO ANYTHING.

AND THAT'S WHEN THE LORD

SAID, THAT'S EXACTLY HOW I

FEEL.

AND YOU CAME HERE FOR THAT

PURPOSE, BECAUSE ONE LITTLE

GIRL NEEDED TO FEEL THE

FATHER'S LOVE.

Reporter: SOON AFTER,

DALE'S CHURCH OPENED A

FEEDING CENTER NEAR THE

CEMETERY.

BUT THAT WAS JUST THE START

OF WHAT IS NOW CALLED "HART

FOR THE WORLD MINISTRIES."

THEY HELP THOUSANDS THROUGH

RELIEF EFFORTS AND AID.

BUT DALE SAYS THAT IS NOT

ALWAYS ENOUGH.

WE OFTEN THINK IN THE

CHURCH OF HELPING THE POOR

AS MEETING THEIR PHYSICAL

NEEDS, WHICH, OBVIOUSLY

THOSE NEEDS ARE REAL.

Reporter: BUT YOU SAY

THERE IS A STEP MORE THAT WE

NEED TO TAKE BEYOND JUST

MEETING JUST PHYSICAL NEEDS

FOR THESE PEOPLE.

YOU KNOW, I THINK THAT

THE IDEA OF BEING FRIENDS

WITH THE POOR IS FAR MORE

IMPORTANT.

BECAUSE WHAT WE FIND IS THAT

THEY HAVE MORE TO GIVE TO US

THAN WE HAVE TO GIVE TO

THEM.

AND SO IT'S THAT SHARING OF

LIFE, AND ESPECIALLY TO

WORSHIP WITH THEM.

Reporter: WHAT CAN WE

EXPECT TO HAPPEN PERSONALLY

IN THE CHURCH AS A WHOLE

WHEN WE EMBRACE THIS IDEA OF

WORSHIP AND COMPASSION?

I REALLY BELIEVE IT

CREATES A REVOLUTION IN

HEARTS.

AND IT CREATES A WHOLE OTHER

KIND OF COMMUNITY.

I REALLY BELIEVE IT IS

TRANSFORMING.

IT GIVES US A TENDERNESS AND

IT GIVES US SOMETHING BIGGER

TO LIVE FOR.

Kristi: YOU KNOW, WE

ALWAYS THINK ABOUT THE

TRINITY, THE FATHER, THE

SON, AND THE HOLY SPIRIT.

BUT THE OTHER TRINITY I LOVE

TO THINK ABOUT IS PRAYER,

READING THE WORD, AND

WORSHIP.

AND THOSE THREE GOES

TOGETHER.

EACH OF THOSE THINGS BRINGS

US TO THE HEART OF GOD.

THE BOOK IS CALLED "KISSING

THE FACE OF GOD, WORSHIP

THAT CHANGES THE WORLD."

YOU CAN GET THIS WHEREVER

BOOKS ARE SOLD.

YOU CAN LOG ON TO cbn.com

AND FIND MORE INFORMATION

THERE, OR I GUESS ANY OF THE

OTHER RETAIL BOOKSTORES

NATIONWIDE, COMPANY STORES.

YOU'RE TURN, GORDON.

Gordon: FAITH IN

ACTION.

I LOVE THAT.

WHEN YOU GET OUT THERE AND

REALLY PRACTICE WHAT YOU'RE

PREACHING AND THEN BECOME

IT.

JESUS CAME TO US.

HE WAS BORN IN A STABLE.

HE WAS KNOWN AS A FRIEND

TESTIFY SINNERS.

HE ACTUALLY TOOK HONOR IN

THAT TITLE.

AND WE NEED TO BE FRIENDS

WITH PEOPLE, NOT JUST

VIEWING THEM AS SOME KIND

OF -- YOU KNOW, COMPASSION

NEEDS TO COME RIGHT OUT OF

OUR HEART.

I LOVE WHAT HE IS SAYING, BE

A FRIEND TO THE POOR FIRST,

AND THEN TRY TO HELP THEM

FROM WHERE THEY ARE.

THAT'S ONE OF THE DRIVERS OF

ALL WE DO INTERNATIONALLY AT

CBN TO HELP PEOPLE.

AND PEOPLE LIKE THE FATHER

IN OUR NEXT STORY, IF YOU

CAN IMAGINE THIS, HE ONLY

MADE $3 A DAY AND HE HAD TO

SUPPORT A FAMILY OF SIX.

WELL, TO HELP OUT, HIS WIFE

PICKED THROUGH GARBAGE TO

FIND SOMETHING TO SELL, BUT

NOT ANYMORE.

AND HERE IS WHY.

KAJENDRA HAULS MORE THAN

200 POUNDS OF ICE, FUEL, AND

FISHING EQUIPMENT EVERY DAY

ON THE SOUTHEAST COAST OF

INDIA.

THE MONEY HE MAKES SUPPORTS

HIS WIFE AND FOUR CHILDREN.

I WORK 10-HOUR DAYS, BUT

I ONLY EARN $3 EACH DAY.

I STRUGGLED A LOT TO BUY

FOOD AND PAY FOR MY

CHILDREN'S EDUCATION.

Reporter: HIS WIFE

PICKED THROUGH GARBAGE

DUMPS, LOOKING FOR THINGS

SHE COULD TRADE OR SELL.

IT WAS THE ONLY WAY THEY

COULD MAKE ENOUGH TO BUY

FOOD.

IT WAS VERY TOUGH FOR

US.

I THOUGHT ABOUT LEAVING MY

CHILDREN AT THE ORPHANAGE.

AT LEAST THERE THEY WOULD

HAVE SOMETHING TO EAT.

INSTEAD STUDYING, I HELP

MY FATHER ON THE WEEKENDS.

IT WAS DIFFICULT FOR HIM TO

WORK ALONE.

Reporter: ONE DAY WHILE

HE WAS TRANSPORTING A LOAD

OF FISH, HIS RIG SAW BROKE

DOWN.

ALL OF THE PARTS WAS

RUSTY, SO ONE OF THE WHEELS

CAME OLD.

I COULDN'T AFFORD TO BUY A

NEW ONE.

I WAS VERY CONCERNED THAT I

WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO TAKE

CARE OF MY FAMILY.

Reporter: WHEN CBN

LEARNED ABOUT THE FAMILY'S

PROBLEM, WE FIRST INVITED

THEIR CHILDREN TO AN AFTER

SCHOOL PROGRAM SPONSORED BY

"ORPHANS' PROMISE." THERE

THEY RECEIVED SCHOOL

SUPPLIES AND A GOOD

EDUCATION.

THEN WE BOUGHT KAJENDRA A

NEW RICK SAW.

I AM CONFIDENT I WILL BE

BE ABLE TO PROVIDE A GOOD

LIFE FOR MY FAMILY.

I'M SO GRATEFUL THAT WE

CAN BUY FOOD FOR OUR

CHILDREN.

AND I DON'T HAVE TO PICK

THROUGH THE GARBAGE DUMP

ANYMORE.

AND NOW MY DAD NO LONGER

NEEDS MY HELP AT WORK, SO I0w

CAN CONCENTRATE ON MY

STUDIES.

CBN HAS HELPED MANY POOR

PEOPLE LIKE ME.

I PRAY THAT GOD WILL

CONTINUE TO BLESS CBN AND

EVERYONE WHO IS PART OF IT.

Gordon: I LOVE HOW

PEOPLE RESPOND, THAT THEY

START PRAYING FOR YOU.

WHEN YOU HELP THEM OUT, HE

SAYS, OKAY, LET'S START

PRAYING.

LET'S START PRAYING FOR THE

PEOPLE WHO MADE IT POSSIBLE

FOR THIS TO HAPPEN TO ME.

IF YOU'RE NOT A MEMBER OF

"THE 700 CLUB," WE INVITE

YOU NOW TO JOIN.

WE'RE A LOT MORE THAN A TV

SHOW.

WE WANT TO HELP PEOPLE.

WE WANT TO DO THAT AROUND

THE WORLD.

AND WE'RE DOING IT IN YOUR

NAME WHEN YOU'RE A MEMBER OF

"THE 700 CLUB."

HOW MUCH IS IT TO JOIN?

JUST $20 A MONTH, 65 CENTS

A DAY, AND YOU JOIN WITH

TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE

WHO WANT TO MAKE A

DIFFERENCE.

WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

TODAY.

WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN

PEOPLE'S LIVES.

WE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD ONE

LIFE AT A TIME.

WHEN YOU JOIN, WE'VE GOT

SOMETHING FOR YOU.

I CONSIDER IT ONE OF MY

FATHER'S LEGACY TEACHINGS.

IT IS CALLED "THE THREE

BLESSINGS."

WHAT HAVE BEEN HIS LIFETIME

PRAYERS.

MY MEMORY OF MY FATHER

GROWING UP, EVERY SINGLE

MORNING, I'D GET UP, AND HE

WOULD ALREADY BE UP AND ON

HIS KNEES PRAYING.

THESE ARE THE PRAYERS HE

PRAYED FOR ALMOST 51 YEARS

OF MINISTRY.

AND SO I WANT YOU TO HAVE

IT.

IT IS YOURS WHEN YOU JOIN

"THE 700 CLUB."

SO CALL US.

1-800-759-0700.

Kristi: UP NEXT, A MAN

WHO WAS VICTIMIZED AS A BOY

BY A SICK ADULT.

MY UNCLE WOULD SAY COME

AND LAY DOWN WITH ME IN THE

BED.

AND I SAID, I'M GOING TO

TELL MOM.

HE SAID TO ME, IF YOU DO SAY

ANYTHING TO MOM, YOU'RE

GOING TO GET A BEATING.

Kristi: SEE HOW THIS

VICTIM'S SECRET ALMOST STOLE

HIS LIFE.

Gordon: HERE'S A

FRIGHTENING STATISTIC FOR

YOU, ACCORDING TO THE

SURVEYS, ONE IN SIX BOYS IS

SEXUALLY ABUSED BEFORE THE

AGE OF 16.

CHAPMAN PAYNE WAS ONLY SIX

YEARS OLD WHEN HE WAS

VIOLATED BY A MEMBER OF HIS

OWN FAMILY.

AND THAT WAS ALSO THE SAME

AGE THAT CHAPMAN BEGAN

DRINKING ALCOHOL TO DEADEN

HIS PAIN.

I WAS IN THE HOUSE AND MY

UNCLE WOULD SAY COME AND LAY

DOWN WITH ME IN THE BED.

AND I SAID I'M GOING TO TELL

MOM.

AND HE SAID TO ME, IF YOU DO

SAY ANYTHING TO MOM, YOU'RE

GOING TO GET A BETTING.

Reporter: CHAPMAN PAYNE

GREW UP IN THE PROJECTS OF

PHILADELPHIA, WHERE HE WAS

ONE OF 11 CHILDREN BORN TO

ALCOHOLIC PARENTS.

MY PARENTS -- SOMETIMES

MY MOTHER WOULD BE DRUNK.

MY FATHER, HE HAD LEFT AND

HE COMES BACK EVERY NOW AND

THEN, AND THEY WOULD LAY

TOGETHER AND THEY WOULD HAVE

ANOTHER BABY, AND THEN HE

WOULD GO AWAY.

Reporter: THE TRAUMATIC

MOLESTATION THAT STOLE

CHAPMAN'S INNOCENCE HAPPENED

WHEN HE WAS JUST SIX YEARS

OLD.

BECAUSE OF HIS UNCLE'S

THREATS, CHAPMAN NEVER TOLD

ANYONE, AND THE ABUSE

CONTINUED FOR A YEAR.

BITTERNESS, ANGRY,

LONELINESS, MAD, UPSET,

OUTRAGED.

I JUST WANTED TO SCREAM AT

SOME POINT.

Reporter: BY THEN HE

WAS ALREADY STEALING HIS

MOTHER'S WINE TO DEADEN THE

PAIN.

IT FEELS LIKE SOMEBODY

JUST WALKED INTO ME AND JUST

RIPPED ME APART.

AND I TRIED TO PUT IT BACK

TOGETHER, BUT IT JUST WON'T

FIT.

BEFORE I EVEN GOT TO 17, I

TRIED TO COMMIT SUICIDE.

I TRIED TO HANG MYSELF

BECAUSE I SAID NO ONE LOVED

ME.

NO ONE CARES ABOUT ME.

Reporter: THEN AT 17,

HE HAD HIS FIRST HIT AT

SPEED.

HE WAS IMMEDIATELY

ADDICTED.

HIS FINANCED HIS ADDICTION

BY SELLING DRUGS.

BUT NO DRUG COULD NUMB HIS

INTENSE PAIN.

IT WAS UNBEARABLE.

FOR ME TO EVEN FACE MYSELF.

BECAUSE NOT ONLY FEAR WAS

THERE, SHAME WAS THERE.

Reporter: CHAPMAN

JOINED THE RANKS OF THE

HOMELESS BECAUSE HE WOULD

RATHER LIVE ON THE STREETS

THAN WITH HIS ABUSIVE

FAMILY.

MY FIRST NIGHT ON THE

STREET WAS VERY

FRIGHTENING.

I'LL NEVER FORGET IT.

I DIDN'T CARE BECAUSE I WAS

SO HURT AND VIOLATED THAT IT

DIDN'T MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE

TO ME.

Reporter: HE WAS

DESPERATE FOR A WARM PLACE

TO SPEND THE NIGHT.

SO HE MET A GROUP OF

CHRISTIANS.

AND THEY TOOK HIM TO A

HOMELESS MISSION.

THEY SAID YOU'RE COMING

INTO OUR PRAYER ROOM.

AND I SAID, UT UCH.

UH-OH.

OKAY, FINE.

ALL OF THESE PEOPLE CIRCLED

AROUND ME AND THEY STARTED

PRAYING AND LAYING HANDS ON

ME.

AND THEY STARTED TALKING

ABOUT GOD AND THIS AND

THAT.

AND THAT WAS SOMETHING THAT

I HAVE NEVER EXPERIENCED

BEFORE.

BUT I KNOW IT GOT AHOLD OF

ME.

Reporter: DURING THIS

STAY AT THE MISSION, HE

HEARD A SERMON THAT CHANGED

HIS LIFE.

AND WHEN HE CALLED US

DOWN TO THE ALTER, I CAME

DOWN TO THE ALTER.

AND HE SAID, REPEAT AFTER

ME.

SO I REPEATED THE SINNER'S

PRAYER.

THIS WAS A NEW RELATIONSHIP

IN MY LIFE.

Reporter: CHAPMAN

REALIZED HOW MUCH HE NEEDED

GOD'S LOVE AND FORGIVENESS.

I NOW LIVE BY FAITH, AND

I CAN LOVE FOR REAL NOW.

WITH THAT UNCONDITIONAL LOVE

THAT GOD HAS GIVEN ME, AND

NOT TAKE ANYTHING FOR

GRANTED ANYMORE.

Reporter: CHAPMAN

WORKED AT THE MISSION FOR 12

YEARS WHILE ATTENDING

SEMINARY.

TODAY HE IS MARRIED AND THE

PASTOR OF "HOUSE OF WORSHIP

INTERNATIONAL CHURCH."

I FOUND THE LOVE THAT I

HAD BEEN SEARCHING FOR MY

WHOLE LIFE.

AND THAT LOVE IS JESUS

CHRIST.

Gordon: THAT LOVE IS

JESUS CHRIST.

HE IS LOVE.

THAT'S WHAT JOHN SAYS.

HE SAYS GOD IS LOVE.

AND THE WONDERFUL THING IS

THAT THAT LOVE CAN BE POURED

OUT ON YOU.ñ

HE CAN CAUSE HIS FACE TO

SHINE UPON YOU AND GIVE YOU

PEACE, GIVE YOU JOY.

FIND THE LOVE YOU'VE BEEN

LOOKING FOR.

I LOVE THIS STORY.

WHAT CHAPMAN'S STORY IS IS A

FULFILLMENT OF SCRIPTURE.

HERE IS A PROMISE -- HE WENT

FROM BEING HOMELESS, OUT IN

THE STREET, TO BEING SET

AMONG PRINCES.

HERE IT IS, CHAPTER 2, VERSE

8: "HE RAISES THE POOR FROM

THE DUST AND LIFTS THE

BEGGER FROM THE ASH HEAP TO

SET THEM AMONG PRINCES AND

MAKE THEM INHERIT AT THE

THRONE OF GLORY."

GOD CAN MAKE YOU AN

INHERITANCE, AND YOU CAN

HAVE THAT.

YOU CAN HAVE WHAT CHAPMAN

HAS.

HE WENT FROM TRYING TO

MEDICATE HIS PAIN WITH

ALCOHOL.

HE DIDN'T CARE.

HE'D BEEN SO VIOLATED, HE

SAYS IT IS BETTER FOR ME TO

BE ON THE STREET.

AND GOD CHANGED ALL OF

THAT.

NOW, HOW DID IT HAPPEN?

WELL, SOME PEOPLE CAME TO

HIM, AND THEY SAID WE'RE

GOING TO TAKE YOU TO OUR

PRAYER ROOM, AND WE'RE GOING

TO PRAY OVER YOU.

AND THEN A PASTOR SAID COME

DOWN TO THE ALTER AND LET'S

PRAY A PRAYER TOGETHER.

AND GOD IS GOING TO DO THE

REST.

NOW, I'M GOING TO DO THAT

SAME THING.

LET'S PRAY A PRAYER TOGETHER

AND LET GOD DO THE REST.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS REPEAT

IT, AND HE'LL DO THE SAME

THING FOR YOU THAT HE DID

FOR CHAPMAN.

LET'S PRAY.

LORD, I COME TO YOU --

THAT'S RIGHT, SAY IT OUT

LOUD -- LORD, I COME TO

YOU.

AND I NEED YOUR LOVE.

I NEED YOUR FORGIVENESS.

I NEED TO BE SET FREE.

I NEED TO KNOW THAT YOU WANT

ME AND WANT ME TO INHERIT

THAT THRONE, LORD.

SO, JESUS, COME INTO MY

HEART.

MAKE ME KNEW AGAIN.

SET ME FREE, FOR I ASK IT IN

JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

IF YOU PRAYED WITH ME, WE'VE

GOT A GREAT CIRCLE OF PRAYER

FOR YOU.

AND IT'S FREE.

IT'S A TOLL-FREE NUMBER.

ALL YOU'VE GOT TO DO IS CALL

IT.

1-800-759-0700.

THERE WILL BE SOMEBODY ON

THE OTHER END OF THAT LINE

THAT WILL PRAY FOR YOU.

WE'RE NOT HERE TO JUDGE

YOU.

WE'RE NOT HERE TO CONDEMN

YOU.

WE'RE HERE TO LOVE YOU AND

LET YOU KNOW THAT GOD LOVES

YOU, TOO.

SO MAKE THAT CALL.

WE'VE GOT FREE PACKETS FOR

YOU.

WE WANT TO ENCOURAGE YOU IN

YOUR CHRISTIAN WALK.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM JOHN: "FOR GOD SO

LOVED THE WORLD THAT HE GAVE

HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON THAT

WHO SO EVER BELIEVES IN HIM

SHALL NOT PERISH BUT HAVE

EVERLASTING LIFE."

GOD BLESS YOU.

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