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The 700 Club - August 20, 2012

Veteran All-Star pitcher sits down with CBN Sports to share about the faith that has sustained him during his baseball journey. Plus, Freddie Vest was a calf-roping rodeo entertainer, but an awkward fall from his horse left him fighting to stay ... Read Transcript


THE MAJOR LEAGUE PLAYER

WHO WAS TOLD HE WAS TOO

SMALL TO PLAY BALL.

I KNEW I NEEDED TO LET

THE TALENTS GOT BLESSED WITH

ME WITH SHOW ON THE FIELD.

Reporter: PLUS, THE ROP

PER WHO FELL OFF HIS HORSE

AND DROPPED DEAD.

WHAT HE SAW.

THERE IS MORE LOVE THAN

YOU CAN IMAGINE.

Reporter: AND WHAT

BROUGHT HIM BACK TO LIFE.

AND THAT'S WHEN GOD SENT

ME BACK.

Reporter: ON TODAY'S

"THE 700 CLUB."

*

[APPLAUSE]

Pat: I RIDE A HORSE.

IT WOULD BE TERRIBLE TO DROP

DEAD OFF YOUR HORSE,

WOULDN'T IT?

Kristi: WHAT A KICKER

OF A LINE IN THE MORNING.

Pat: WE'VE GOT A GUY

WHO DROPPED DEAD ON A

HORSE.

IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE GOOD

FOR YOU, MAKE YOU HEALTHY

AND YOUNG.

Kristi: THAT'S TRUE,

BUT IF YOU'RE DOING

SOMETHING YOU LOVE WHEN YOU

GO ON TO BE WITH THE LORD,

WHAT A WAY TO GO.

Pat: AND HE CAME BACK

AND HE'LL TELL YOU WHAT IT

IS LIKE.

FIRST OF ALL, IT IS NOT

HEAVEN.

THE AIR IS FULL OF

MOSQUITOS.

AND THEY COULD BE DEADLY.

THEY'RE BRINGING WHAT IS

CALLED THE WORST OUTBREAK OF

THE WEST NILE VIRUS WE HAVE

EVER SEEN.

Kristi: THE HOT, DRY

WEATHER HAS LED TO THE

PERFECT GROUND FOR

MOSQUITOS.

NOW RAIN HAS SLOWED DOWN THE

FIGHTING THEM WITH

PESTICIDES.

Reporter: MUCH-NEEDED

RAINS IN MANY PARTS OF THE

COUNTRY ARE NOW UNWELCOME.

THE STANDING WATER THEY

LEAVE WILL ONLY LEAD TO MORE

MOSQUITOS, AND MORE CASES OF

THE DEADLY WEST NILE VIRUS.

TEXAS REAR MAINS GROUND

ZERO, ACCOUNTING FOR MORE

THAN HALF OF THE TOTAL

CASES.

ANYWHERE YOU GO, PRETTY

MUCH THEY'RE EVERYWHERE.

Reporter: CITY

OFFICIALS THERE ARE USING A

CONTROVERSIAL AERIAL

SPRAYING METHOD TO FIGHT

MOSQUITOS.

BUT AFTER ONLY A FEW ROUNDS,

BAD WEATHER GROUNDED THE

PLANES.

I'M IN A TIGHT WINDOW

BECAUSE WE HAVE PEOPLE

DYING.

WE HAVE TO HAVE A SENSE OF

URGENCY TO GET THIS DONE

NOW.

Reporter: THE CENTERS

FOR DISEASE CONTROL REPORTS

26 DEATHS SO FAR, AND NEARLY

700 CONFIRMED CASES.

THAT'S MORE THAN THREE TIMES

THE AVERAGE FOR THIS TIME OF

YEAR.

I WENT TO BED THAT NIGHT,

AND THE NEXT MORNING I WOKE

UP AND I WAS BLIND.

Reporter: CARL DALTON

IS FIGHTING TO GET HIS LIFE

BACK TO NORMAL AFTER BEING

DIAGNOSED WITH THE WEST NILE

VIRUS.

HE SAYS IT STARTED OFF

FEELING LYING THE FLU, AND

NOW HE IS BOUND TO A

WHEELCHAIR.

HEALTH OFFICIALS EVERYWHERE

ARE ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO

TAKE PRECAUTIONS AGAINST

MOSQUITOS.

THEY SAY TO WEAR LONG

SLEEVES WHENEVER POSSIBLE.

AND ALWAYS USE MOSQUITO

REPELLENT WHEN GOING

OUTSIDE.

AND BE SURE TO GET RID OF

ANY STANDING WATER AROUND

YOUR HOME.

THOSE INFECTED WITH THE WEST

NILE VIRUS NEVER EVEN KNOW

IT.

ONLY ABOUT 20% SUFFER FROM

SYMPTOMS, WHICH INCLUDE HIGH

FEVER, HEADACHES, JOINT

PAIN, VOMITING AND

DIARRHEA.

IN ABOUT 1% OF CASES, THE

DISEASE ATTACKS THE

PATIENT'S BRAIN AND SPINAL

CORD.

IT USUALLY ONLY AFFECTS THE

ELDERLY AND UNHEALTHY, BUT

THIS YEAR THE HEALTH

OFFICIALS SAY THEY'RE SEEING

SOME UNLIKELY PEOPLE.

WE'RE STARTING TO SEE

SOME YOUNG PEOPLE GET NEURO

DISEASE AND THAT'S UNUSUAL.

Pat: THERE IS A LADY

CALLED RACHEL CARSON, AND

SHE WROTE A BOOK CALLED "THE

SILENT SPRING."

AND IT TOUCHED MANY HEARTS.

IT WAS ALL SILENT.

WHY?

BECAUSE ALL OF THE BIRDS HAD

BEEN KILLED BY D.T.D.

THAT WAS A LOT OF NONSENSE,

BUT THAT BOOK TOUCHED

PRESIDENT NIXON AND THE

LEADERS OF OUR COUNTRY.

AND SO AMERICA PUT A BAN ON

D.T.D., WHICH KILLS

MOSQUITOS.

AS A RESULT, THERE ARE

INCIDENTS OF NOT JUST WEST

NILE, BUT A TERRIBLE PLAGUE

OF MALARIA HAS SPREAD

THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.

500MILLION CASE --

300 MILLION -- IT'S

SHOCKING.

BECAUSE OF MOSQUITOS.

AND BECAUSE OF A BAN ON DDT.

SO, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,

MAYBE WHEN WE GET THESE

MOSQUITOS COMING AFTER

AMERICA, MAYBE AMERICA WILL

SAY LET'S STOP IT.

AND LET'S FORGET MS. CARSEN

AND HER SWEET BOOK ABOUT

DEAD BIRDS.

LEE WEBB HAS MORE.

Reporter: A NEW REPORT

REPORTS OF GROWING HOSTILITY

AGAINST RELIGION IN THIS

GROUP.

IT LISTS HUNDREDS OF

EXAMPLES IN RECENT YEARS,

LAWSUITS FILED BY ATHEIST

GROUPS AND ACTIONS BY

GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS.

THE PRESIDENT OF THE LIBERTY

INSTITUTE SAYS DEMOCRATS AND

REPUBLICANS SHOULD INCLUDE

PROTECTION OF RELIGIOUS

FREEDOM IN THEIR PLATFORMS

THIS YEAR.

HE ALSO SAYS GROWING

HOSTILITY TOWARDS RELIGIOUS

EXPRESSION CAN LEAD TO

VIOLENCE, LIKE THE SHOOTINGS

AT THE FAMILY RESEARCH

COUNCIL LAST WEEK.

AN ATHEIST GROUP IS

ATTACKING RELIGIOUS FAITH

WITH TWO HUGE BOARDS IN

SOUTH CAROLINA.

ONE OF THEM LABELS JESUS A

USELESS SAVIOR.

MANY CHARLOTTE RESIDENTS ARE

ANGRY ABOUT THE BILLBOARDS

AND WANTS THEM REMOVED.

HE SAYS HIS GROUP POSTED THE

BILLBOARDS IN TIME FOR THE

UPCOMING DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL

CONVENTION.

WE ARE USING OUR FIRST

AMENDMENT RIGHTS TO RIDICULE

THE SILLINESS OF RELIGION.

THE RIGHT THING TO DO IS TO

MAKE POLITICS ABOUT POLITICS

AND NOT ABOUT RELIGION.

IT PUTS A BLACK EYE ON

THE SOUTH.

IF IT WAS JUST POLITICS, HE

WOULDN'T PUT THAT UP.

PUT UP SOMETHING ABOUT

HEALTH CARE.

Lee: THE GROUP OF

ATHEISTS PAID $15,000 FOR

THOSE BILLBOARDS.

THEY WILL STAY UP, PAT, FOR

THE NEXT MONTH.

Pat: YOU KNOW,

BILLBOARDS STAY UP FOREVER

UNLESS SOMEBODY COMES AND

BUYS BILLBOARD.

THOSE BILLBOARD COMPANIES

ARE PRIVATE.

THEY'RE OWNED BY PRIVATE

CORPORATIONS.

THEY CAN DENY SOMEBODY THE

RIGHT TO PUT UP AN OFFENSIVE

BILLBOARD.

THEY DON'T HAVE TO -- IF

THEY HAD TWO TEENAGERS

HAVING SEX, THEY WOULDN'T

PUT THAT PICTURE ON BECAUSE

IT WOULD BE REPUGNANT TO THE

PEOPLE.

THEY CAN ALSO TELL THOSE

ATHEISTS TO TAKE A HIKE.

THERE IS NO FIRST AMENDMENT

THAT SAYS THE BILLBOARD

COMPANIES HAVE TO PUT YOUR

ATHEIST MESSAGE UP.

FORGET THIS FIRST AMENDMENT

STUFF.

THE GOVERNMENT IS

DIFFERENT.

BUT THESE ARE NOT GOVERNMENT

ENTITIES.

AND THE BILLBOARD COMPANIES

JUST WANT TO MAKE A BUCK IN

THIS CASE, AND I THINK IT IS

A MISTAKE TO PUT THAT KIND

OF GARBAGE IN PUBLIC VIEW SO

THAT THE DRIVERS LOOK AT IT

ALL DAY LONG.

LEE?

Lee: THE NEW MEXICO

STATE SUPREME COURT WILL

REVIEW THE CASE OF A

CHRISTIAN PHOTOGRAPHER THAT

REFUSED TO TAKE PICTURES OF

A SAME-SEX COMMITTEE

CEREMONY FOR TWO WOMEN FIVE

YEARS AGO.

SHE SAID SHE WOULD NOT DO

THE JOB BECAUSE OF HER HUMAN

RIGHTS.

THE COMMISSION SAID THE

BUSINESS WAS GUILTY OF

DISCRIMINATION AGAINST

SEXUAL ORIENTATION.

AN APPEALS COURT UPHELD THAT

FINE.

ATTORNEYS FOR THE GROUP

ALLIANCE DEFENDING FREEDOM

APPEALED THAT RULING.

SUICIDES AMONG ACTIVE

MEMBERS OF THE ARMY NEARLY

DOUBLE FROM JUNE TO JULY.

27 OFFICERS KILLED

THEMSELVES.

EIGHT MARINES, SIX AIR

FORCE, AND FOUR NAVY SERVICE

MEMBERS ALSO TOOK LIAR OWN

LIVES IN JULY.

MILITARY SUICIDES ARE OFTEN

LINKED TO STRESS IN COMBAT,

BUT EXPERTS ALSO POINT TO

MARITAL AND FINANCIAL

PROBLEMS, AND HEALTH ISSUES

AND SOCIAL STIGMA.

I SPOKE TO A SERGEANT ABOUT

THAT.

PEOPLE ARE AFRAID TO TALK

ABOUT IT.

ESPECIALLY IN THE MILITARY,

IF I TALK ABOUT IT, THAT IS

GOING TO MAKE ME SEEM LIKE

I'M WEAK AND SOMETHING IS

WRONG WITH ME.

THERE IS A STIGMA.

THE MILITARY IS TRYING TO BE

PROACTIVITY WITH THAT, BUT

THERE IS ONLY SO MUCH THEY

CAN DO.

Lee: THE NUMBER OF

SUICIDES THIS YEAR IS HIGHER

THAN ANY YEAR IN THE LAST

DECADE.

WE POINTED OUT THERE WERE 26

ACTIVE DUTY SOLDIERS, BUT

THERE ARE ALSO 12 GUARDSMEN

WHO TOOK THEIR LIVES IN THE

MONTH OF JULY.

Pat: I AM SO IN FAVOR

OF OUR ARMED FORCES, AND I

COULDN'T BELIEVE THE TIME

THAT GEORGE BUSH AND THE

SUCCESSORS HAVE SENT MEN

BACK AND BACK AND BACK FOR

ADDITIONAL TOURS OF DUTY.

ONE TIME IN THAT HELL HOLE

IS ENOUGH.

AND WHAT ABOUT THEIR

FAMILIES AND THE STRESSES?

THEY DON'T HAVE ENOUGH MONEY

TO SUPPORT THEIR WIVES AND

CHILDREN'S.

IN THE CASE OF WIVES, WOMEN

WITH LITTLE CHILDREN TO BE

TAKEN OUT AND PUT ON THE

FRONT LINES.

THE WHOLE THING IS

APPALLING.

I BELIEVE WE NEED TO RELIES

REANALYZE WHAT WE'RE DOING

TO OUR SERVICEMEN.

Lee: DEMOCRATS ARE

TALKING PAUL RYAN OVER

PRIVATIZING SOCIAL

SECURITY.

HE PROPOSED A PLAN IN 2010

TO ALLOW YOUNGER WORKERS TO

PLACE MORE THAN ONE-THIRD OF

THEIR SOCIAL SECURITY INTO

PERSONAL ACCOUNTS.

IT WOULD HAVE ALLOWED

WORKERS 55 AND OLDER STAY IN

THE CURRENT SYSTEM.

SOME DEMOCRATS ARE SAYING

THAT RYAN IS PUTTING

RETIREMENT SECURITY AT

LIST.

BOTH ROMNEY AND RYAN SUPPORT

GRADUAL REPORTS THAT PROTECT

CURRENT BENEFICIARIES, AND

THAT WILL MAKE SURE THE

PROGRAM DOES NOT GO

BANKRUPT.

MEDICARE SHOULD NOT BE

USED AS A PIGGYBANK FOR

OBAMACARE.

MEDICARE SHOULD BE THE

PROMISE IT MADE TO OUR

CURRENT SENIORS.

END OF STORY.

Lee: THE PRESIDENT SAYS

RYAN'S PLAN WILL COST

SENIORS MORE IN PAYMENTS.

UNEMPLOYMENT RATES ROSE IN

44 STATES LAST MONTH.

IT IS THE MOST STATES TO

SHOW A MONTHLY INCREASE IN

MORE THAN THREE YEARS.

AND NINE OF THOSE STATES ARE

CONSIDERED SERIOUS

BATTLEGROUNDS IN THE

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.

NEVADA SAW THE BIGGEST

JUMP.

NATIONWIDE, UNEMPLOYMENT

ROSE TO 8.3% LAST MONTH.

MORE CALIFORNIA CITIES MAY

FACE BANKRUPTCY AND

DEFAULT.

THAT COMES FROM MOODY'S,

WHICH IS ONE OF THE TOP

CREDIT RATING AGENCIES.

MOODY'S SAYS THE FINANCIAL

PROBLEMS IN THE STATE OF

CALIFORNIA COULD CAUSE

PROBLEMS FOR INVESTORS WHO

OWN MUNICIPAL BONDS.

THREE CALIFORNIA CITIES

FILED FOR BANKRUPTCY THIS

YEAR, STOCKTON, SAN

BERNARDINO, AND MAMMOTH

LAKES.

SOME CITIES ARE TURNING TO

BANKRUPTCY AS A NEW

FINANCIAL STRATEGY.

THEY SAY IT IS A WAY TO TAKE

ON BUDGET DEFICITS AND A WAY

TO AVOID THEIR OBLIGATION TO

BOND HOLDERS.

BUT THE STATE TREASURER SAYS

NO CITY CAN GO TO BANKRUPTCY

TO AVOID PAYMENT TO BOND

HOLDERS.

Pat: I BELIEVE IF YOU

WERE LISTENING TO THIS

PROGRAM, YOU HEARD SOMEBODY

SAY STAY AWAY FROM MUNICIPAL

BONDS; THEY ARE TOXIC.

BUT YOU SAY, IT IS TAX

EXEMPT.

WELL, TAX EXEMPT INTEREST

DOESN'T MEAN A HILL OF BEANS

IF YOU LOSE THE PRINCIPLE.

THAT'S ALL OVER AMERICA.

IT'S NOT JUST CALIFORNIA.

THESE THINGS ARE DANGEROUS,

AND THEY'VE BEEN PUT OUT.

THERE ARE PEOPLE WITH MONEY

WHO THINK, I'M NOT GOING TO

HAVE TO PAY ANY TAXES

BECAUSE WHAT I'VE GOT IS

TAX-FREE.

THERE ARE VARIOUS MUNIC

MUNICIPALS THAT PROBABLY

GIVE YOU SOME SAFETY, BUT BE

CAREFUL.

KRISTI?

Kristi: COMING UP ON

"THE 700 CLUB," MEET A

BEAUTIFUL YOUNG WOMAN NAMED

RUPA, AND HEAR HOW SHE WENT

FROM PICKING TRASH TO PROS

SUBSTITUTION, AND THEN HEAR

HER AMAZING TRANSFORMATION.

THAT'S UP NEXT ON "THE 700

CLUB."

Pat: WELL, MOST OF US

AREN'T THRILLED ABOUT TAKING

OUT THE TRASH.

I HAVE A WIFE WHO'S FATHER

ALWAYS TOOK THE TRASH OUT,

SO SHE ASSUMES THAT MEN HAVE

TO TAKE THE TRASH OUT.

Kristi: GOOD

ASSUMPTION.

I LIKE THAT ASSUMPTION.

Pat: I'M A TRASH GUY.

IT IS SOMETHING ABOUT TAKING

OUT THE TRASH -- I DON'T DO

IT AS OFTEN AS I USED TO.

BUT JUST IMAGINE THAT IS

YOUR LIFE, PICKING THROUGH

MOUNDS OF STINKY, RAW

GARBAGE.

WELL, FOR 10 TO 12 HOURS

EVERY DAY, AND SUCH IS THE

LIFE OF INDIA'S RAG

PICKERS.

AND SADDEST OF ALL ARE THE

CHILDREN.

BUT FOR ONE SUCH CHILD, LIFE

HAS NOW BECOME BEAUTIFUL.

HER NAME IS RUPA, AND GEORGE

THOMAS IS GOING TO BRING US

HER INSPIRING STORY ALL THE

WAY FROM BANGALORE, INDIA.

Reporter: IT'S BEEN

SAID THE MOST BEAUTIFUL

PEOPLE ARE THOSE WHO HAVE

KNOWN DEFEAT, KNOWN

SUFFERING, KNOWN STRUGGLE,

AND HAVE FOUND THEIR WAY OUT

OF THE DEPTHS.

RUPA RAJU IS ONE OF THEM.

I HAVE HAD A DIFFICULT

LIFE SINCE MY CHILDHOOD, AND

EXPERIENCED MORE HORRIBLE

THINGS THAN MOST PEOPLE MY

AGE.

Reporter: AT A YOUNG

AGE, RUPA WAS FORCED BY HER

PARENTS TO JOIN THE RANKS OF

INDIA'S SO-CALLED RAG

PICKERS.

THESE ARE MEN, WOMEN, AND

YOUNG CHILDREN WHO RUMMAGE

THROUGH FATALITY GARBAGE

HEAPS IN THE CITY OF INDIA,

LOOKING FOR ANYTHING THAT

CAN BE RECYCLED AND SOLD,

PLASTICS, BOTTLES, METAL

PARTS, ROTTEN, DISCARDED

FOOD.

MY DAY STARTED AT 4:00 OR

5:00 IN THE MORNING AND I

PICKED TRASH FOR 10 TO 12

HOURS.

Reporter: ON A GOOD

DAY, SHE WOULD EARN ABOUT

$2.

AND THAT WAS A GOOD DAY.

HERE ON THE STREETS, WHERE

DOGS WERE HER ONLY COMPANION

AND MILLIONS OF SWIMMERING

MAMAGGOTS, FLIES, RATS, AND

CROWS ARE CONSTANT

DISTRACTION.

SHE WOULD COMPETE WITH OTHER

RARAT PICKERS FOR A FEW

SCRAPS.

WHEN I GOT OLDER, MY

MOTHER TOLD ME I WASN'T

BRINGING IN ENOUGH TRASH, SO

I WAS FORCED TO SLEEP WITH

MEN.

SHE DESCRIBES THE RAGE

SHE FELT TOWARDS HER

PARENTS.

I FELT LIKE RUNNING

AWAY.

I WAS ANGRY.

I WANTED TO KILL THEM.

I WANTED SOMETHING TERRIBLE

TO HAPPEN TO THEM.

Reporter: RUPA IS A

DELUT, OR SO-CALLED

UNTOUCHABLE.

INDIAN SOCIETY LABELS DELUTS

LESS THAN HUMAN.

AND LIKE RUPA, MANY OF THOSE

YOUNG GIRLS END UP AS

PROSTITUTES OR END UP IN

TRAFFICKING.

BUT THAT'S IN THE TRASH.

AND TODAY IS ALL SMILES.

I CANNOT EVEN EXPLAIN TO

YOU WHAT GOD HAS DONE IN MY

LIFE.

Reporter: SHE HAS GOD

AND GINA TO THANK FOR THIS

TRANSFORMATION.

WE REALLY LOOK FORWARD TO

THIS NIGHT BECAUSE WE SEE

OUR WOMEN BEING

EMANCIPATED.

>

Reporter: SHE RUNS A

CHRISTIAN MINISTRY THAT

TAKES IN, REHABILITATES, AND

EMPOWERS SCORES OF YOUNG

WOMEN AT RISK.

ALMOST TWO YEARS AGO, RUPA

CAME TO THE CENTER LOOKING

FOR HELP.

HERE SHE GOT COUNSELLING,

LEARNED HOW TO SPEAK ANK

SPEAK ENGLISH, AND TOOK

CLASSES, AND EVENTUALLY HAD

HER DIGNITY RESTORED.

AND SHE ALSO MET DOZENS OF

OTHER WOMEN LIKE HERSELF WHO

HAD SIMILAR LIFE

EXPERIENCES.

POOH.

WHAT I LIKE TO

COMMUNICATE TO THEM IS I

WOULD NEVER, EVER GIVE UP ON

ANY OF THOSE WOMEN, NO

MATTER HOW MANY TIMES THEY

FALL, BECAUSE I KNOW IT IS A

STRUGGLE FOR THEM.

Reporter: IT IS JUST A

HANDFUL OF CHRISTIAN

MINISTRIES OPERATING HERE IN

INDIA, TRYING DESPERATELY TO

RESCUE HUNDREDS OF WOMEN

FROM HUMAN TRAFFICLY AND

SEXUAL BONDAGE.

FOR MANY OF THESE WOMEN,

SUCH MINISTRIES ARE A

LIFELINE TO A BETTER

FUTURE.

RUPA SAYS IT WAS AT THE

CENTER SHE DISCOVERED WITH

GREAT DELIGHT HER WORTH IN

GOD'S EYES.

I COME FROM A HINDU

BACKGROUND.

I KNEW VERY LITTLE ABOUT

JESUS CHRIST.

WHEN I CAME HERE, I STARTED

READING THE BIBLE, AND I

STARTED TO UNDERSTAND WHAT

FREEDOM REALLY MEANS AND

WHAT I MEAN TO GOD.

Reporter: IT IS THE

BIBLE'S VIEW OF THEM THAT

BRINGS LASTING

TRANSFORMATION.

THEY CAN'T BELIEVE IT

BECAUSE ALL OF THESE YEARS

THEY'VE BEEN TOLD THEY ARE

LOWER THAN ANIMALS, AND HERE

WE ARE TELLING THEM THEY ARE

CREATED IN THE IMAGE OF

GOD.

AND THAT JUST HITS HIM.

THAT JUST BLOWS THEM AWAY.

Reporter: ON A RECENT

FRIDAY EVENING, RUPA JOINED

105 WOMEN ON STAGE FOR A

GRADUATION CEREMONY

HONOURING THEIR COMPLETION

OF AN 18th MONTH COURSE.

AND SITTING IN THE AUDIENCE

WAS RUPA'S MOTHER AND

FATHER.

THE CENTER HAS DONE A

GREAT JOB.

MY DAUGHTER IS A DIFFERENT

PERSON.

I FEEL BAD FOR THE THINGS

WE DID TO HER.

BUT NOW I WANT HER TO STUDY

WELL AND HAVE A GOOD

FUTURE.

Reporter: AND PERHAPS

IT IS THIS IMAGE OF RUPA

HOLDING HER FATHER'S HAND

THAT SPEAKS VOLUMES OF ONE

LIFE TRANSFORMED BY THE

POWER OF THE GOSPEL.

SHE TOLD CBN NEWS LATER SHE

HAS FORGIVEN HER PARENTS FOR

FORCING HER INTO

PROSTITUTION.

EVERY NIGHT BEFORE I GO

TO BED, I THANK GOD FOR THE

CENTER.

I THANK GOD FOR RESCUING

FROM MY PAST.

Reporter: THESE DAYS,

SHE WORKS AS A CONFIDENT

SALES ASSISTANT IN A LARGE

DEPARTMENT STORE LOCATED ON

THE MOST FAMOUS STREET IN

THE CITY.

THE SAME STREET WHERE SHE

ONCE PICKED TRASH.

HER REAL DESIRE, THOUGH, IS

TO MINISTER TO BROKEN AND

ABUSED WOMEN.

THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE WHO

TOOK CARE OF ME AND SHOWED

LOVE TO ME.

I WANT TO DO THE SAME FOR

OTHERS.

THAT WILL MAKE ME HAPPY.

Reporter: GEORGE

THOMAS, CBN NEWS, BANGALORE,

INDIA.

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Pat: FOLKS, WHEN YOU

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB," THIS IS

JUST ONE OF THE THINGS THAT

YOU DO.

YOU HELP PEOPLE LIKE RUPA.

THE 58th CHAPTER OF ISAIAH

LAYS OUT THE MANDATE, IF YOU

WILL, THE CONSTITUTION WE

HAVE FOLLOWED FOR "OPERATION

BLESSING."

AND ONE OF THE THINGS IS TO

DELIVER PEOPLE FROM

BONDAGE.

THE SLAVERY, THE BONDAGE,

THE CHAINS ALL AROUND THE

WORLD.

PEOPLE ARE CRYING OUT PLEASE

HELP ME.

GOD HELP ME.

AND DAY AFTER DAY OF

AGONIZING TORMENT, AND THESE

WOMEN THAT ARE FORCED INTO

PROSTITUTION, IT BREAKS YOUR

HEART.

FOLKS, WE CAN DO SOMETHING

ABOUT IT.

WHEN YOU JOIN "THE 700

CLUB," IT IS REAL SIMPLE.

$20, WE ALL ADD IT TOGETHER

AND DO SOMETHING.

BUT RUPA IS JUST ONE OF

MILLIONS, AND SHE IS ONE OF

MANY, MANY WE HAVE HELPED

HERE AT CBN.

SO THE NUMBER IS ON YOUR

SCREEN.

YOU CAN CALL IN OR IT'S

cbn.com ON THE INTERNET.

WE CAN DO IT.

Kristi: WE CAN DO IT.

THE KEY IS WE JUST HAVE TO

TAKE THAT STEP TO DO IT.

Pat: WHAT WOULD YOU

THINK IF YOU WERE 15 YEARS

OLD AND YOUR FATHER DECIDED

TO SELL YOU TO SOMEBODY TO

MAKE YOU A PROSTITUTE.

WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

Kristi: I COULDN'T

IMAGINE THAT.

WE SEE THESE STORIES, PAT,

AND THERE ARE SO MANY TIMES,

AND THIS IS ONE, WHERE I

CAN'T EVEN IMAGINE OR EVEN

PUT MYSELF IN THAT

POSITION.

I CAN'T.

I CAN'T.

BECAUSE HERE IS THE DEAL:

THEY'RE NOT WOMEN.

THEY'RE YOUNG GIRLS.

12, 13, 14 -- I WAS PLAYING

BARBIES AT THAT AGE.

I DON'T KNOW.

AS MUCH AS WE DON'T WANT TO

THINK ABOUT IT, IT HAPPENS

AND WE HAVE TO MAKE A

DIFFERENCE.

Pat: WE'RE GOING TO

THINK ABOUT IT AND GET AS

MANY AS WE CAN OUT OF THIS

BONDAGE.

WE MUST DO IT.

Kristi: UP NEXT, A

COWBOY DROPS DEAD IN A

SADDLE.

WHEN I FELL OFF THAT

HORSE, I WAS DEAD BEFORE I

HIT THE GROUND.

I WAS WITH THE LORD.

HE ALLOWED ME TO SEE THE

PRAYERS THAT CAME UP FOR

ME.

THERE WAS, LIKE, HUNDREDS

AND THEN THERE WERE

THOUSANDS OF BOLTS OF

LIGHT.

EACH ONE OF THOSE BOLTS OF

LIFE WAS A PRAYER THAT

SOMEONE HAD SENT UP FOR ME.

Kristi: DON'T MISS HIS

AMAZING EYE WITNESS

ACCOUNT.

A MAN PASSES FROM EARTH TO

HEAVEN AND BACK TO EARTH

WHEN WE RETURN.

Pat: LADIES AND

GENTLEMEN, YOU'RE ABOUT TO

SEE AN ASTOUNDING STORY.

AND TO HEAR AN INCREDIBLE

EYE WITNESS ACCOUNT FROM A

MAN NAMED FREDDIE VEST.

FREDDIE HAD NEVER THOUGHT

MUCH ABOUT HEAVEN UNTIL HE

WENT THERE.

AFTER THAT, IT WAS

CONSTANTLY ON HIS MIND.

FREDDIE REMEMBERS EXACTLY

WHAT HE WAS DOING THE MOMENT

HE LEFT THIS EARTH.

Reporter: CHAMPIONSHIP

ROPER FREDDIE VEST LOVES THE

THRILL OF THE CHASE AND

COMPETING AGAINST HIS FELLOW

COWBOYS.

ON JULY 28, 2008, FREDDIE

WAS HEADED TO A CALF ROPING

IN GRAND, TEXAS.

HIS DAUGHTER, LEAH,

REMEMBERS SEEING HER FATHER

OFF AT THE DOOR.

WE HUGGED FOR A LONG

TIME.

I REMEMBER TURNING BACK TO

TELL HIM I LOVED HIM, AND IT

BROUGHT TEARS TO MY EYES.

Reporter: BUT 1:30 THAT

AFTERNOON, HE MADE THREE

SUCCESSFUL CALF RUNS.

HE WAS WAITING TO MAKE HIS

FOURTH WHEN HE SUDDENLY

DROPPED DEAD IN THE SADDLE.

HIS FRIEND, DENNIS MCKINLEY

REMEMBERS THAT DAY.

ALL OF A SUDDEN I SAW

THIS MOVEMENT OUT OF MY LEFT

EYE, AND ALMOST

SIMULTANEOUSLY, SMACK.

AND I LOOKED, AND HE WAS ON

THE GROUND.

I JUMPED OFF THE FENCE AND I

WAS THE FIRST ONE TO HIM.

I PUT MY HAND UNDER HIS HEAD

AND LIFTED IT UP AND STARTED

PRAYING FOR HIM.

Reporter: VETERAN

FIREFIGHTER EDDIE SMITH WAS

NEXT TO RESPOND.

WHILE EDDIE BEGAN C.P.R.,

DENNIS CALLED ON EVERYONE TO

PRAY.

WHEN I WAS DOING THE

C.P.R., I WAS PRAYING, BUT I

COULD HEAR PEOPLE PRAYING

ALL AROUND ME.

I'M GOING TO TELL YOU, THERE

WAS A LOT OF MEN AND A LOT

OF WOMEN THAT WERE PRAYING.

Reporter: A FELLOW

FIGHTER DON LAVENDER

CONTINUED DOING C.P.R. ON

FREDDIE FOR 45 MINUTES,

UNTIL THE AMBULANCE

ARRIVED.

THEY GOT HIM ON THE

STRETCHER AND PUT HIM IN THE

AMBULANCE.

AND THEY SHOCKED HIM.

AND EDDIE SAYS, IT DOESN'T

LOOK GOOD.

THEY WERE STRAIGHT LINING

HIM, AND THAT MEANS YOU'RE

DEAD.

WE PUT IT IN GOD'S HEADS.

Reporter: DOCTORS AT

THE HOSPITAL WERE THERE WERE

ABLE TO GET AN IRREGULAR

HEART BEAT, AND HE WAS AR

LIFT -- AIRLIFTED TO ANOTHER

HOSPITAL.

HIS WIFE AND SON WERE IN

ANOTHER CITY WHEN THEY HEARD

THE NEWS.

EDDIE'S WIFE CALLED AND

SAID THERE WAS AN ACCIDENT

DURING THE ROPING AND SHE

DIDN'T KNOW ALL OF THE

DETAILS.

SHE TOLD ME THAT FREDDIE

FELL OFF HIS HORSE AND I

NEEDED TO GET TO THE

HOSPITAL.

I TRIED TO GET THERE AS FAST

AS I COULD.

I FELT LIKE THERE WAS

NOTHING I COULD DO.

IT WAS JUST TAKING FOREVER.

Reporter: FREDDIE'S

LOVED ONES HELD VIGIL AS HE

WAS RUSHED INTO SURGERY.

DOCTORS TOLD THE FAMILY THEY

WERE ABLE TO REPAIR HIS

HEART, BUT THEY DIDN'T KNOW

WHAT TO EXPECT LONG-TERM.

THE DOCTOR SPOKE WITH THEM

ABOUT FREDDIE'S CHANCE OF

SURVIVAL.

OF ALL OF THE CARDIAC

ARRESTS, ONLY ABOUT 9% WILL

SURVIVE.

EVERY MINUTE THAT PASSES

WITHOUT THE RESTORATION OF

BLOOD FLOW, YOUR MORTALITY

GOES UP 10%.

THE BRAIN, YOU'VE GOT MAYBE

FIVE, SIX, SEVEN -- IF

YOU'RE LUCKY, 10 MINUTES TO

GET THINGS GOING.

I ACTUALLY WAS CONCERNED HE

WAS GOING TO HAVE BRAIN

DAMAGE.

Reporter: ALL THEY

COULD DO WAS WAIT.

I WOULD GO WHEREVER I

COULD TO GET ALONE, AND

THAT'S WHERE I WOULD PRAY.

Reporter: WHILE HIS

RELATIVES AND FRIENDS WERE

PRAYING AT THE HOSPITAL,

FREDDIE SAYS HE WAS

SOMEWHERE ELSE.

THERE IS A BIBLE VERSE

SAYS "ABSENT FROM THE BODY

IS PRESENT WITH THE LORD."

AND WHEN I FELL OFF THAT

HORSE, I WAS DEAD BEFORE I

HIT THE GROUND.

I WAS WITH THE LORD.

AND HE DIDN'T ALLOW ME TO

SEE WHAT HEAVEN WAS LIKE,

BUT HE LET ME EXPERIENCE

WHAT IT FELT LIKE TO BE IN

HEAVEN.

HE SHOWED ME THE LOVE THAT'S

THERE.

AND THERE IS MORE LOVE THAN

YOU CAN IMAGINE.

THE FEELING OF HOW MUCH LOVE

IT IS IS INCREDIBLE.

AND THE PEACE THAT YOU

HAVE -- IT'S A PERFECT

PEACE.

THE ONLY THING I CAN RELATE

IT TO IS WHERE I WAS YOUNG,

I WOULD CRAWL UP IN MY

MOTHER'S LAP, AND SHE WOULD

CRADLE ME AND HOLD ME AND

ROCK ME.

AND THAT WAS THE MOST

PEACEFUL, SAFE, LOVING

PLACE.

AND THAT FEELING -- YOU

COULD MULTIPLY IT BY A

THOUSAND, AND YOU WOULDN'T

BE CLOSE TO WHAT IT REALLY

FEELS LIKE WHEN YOU'RE THERE

WITH THE LORD.

I TELL SOME OF MY BUDDIES,

THERE IS NO "I'VE GOT TO DO"

IN HEAVEN.

THERE WAS NOT A FEELING OF

TIME.

THERE WAS NO TIME TO WORRY

ABOUT, LIKE I NEED TO GO DO

THIS.

I SHOULD BE DOING THIS.

THERE WAS NOTHING LIKE

THAT.

Reporter: FREDDIE ALSO

REMEMBERS HAVING

CONVERSATIONS WITH GOD.

WHEN I WAS THERE, THERE

WAS COMMUNICATION, BUT IT

WASN'T COMMUNICATION LIKE

WORDS.

THE COMMUNECATION WAS INSIDE

OF ME.

IT WAS SOMETHING THAT WAS

VERBALLY, OR THAT YOU WOULD

HAVE EARS TO HEAR OR A MOUTH

TO SPEAK IT.

IT WAS WHEN GOD TELLS YOU

SOMETHING, YOU CAN -- YOU

KNOW IT'S HIM.

HE ALLOWED ME TO SEE THE

PRAYERS THAT CAME UP FOR

ME.

AND IT STARTED WITH ONE BOLT

OF LIGHT, AND THEN THERE WAS

TWO BOLTS OF LIGHT, AND

THREE AND THEN THERE WAS 10

AND, LIKE, HUNDREDS OF BOLTS

OF LIGHT.

EACH ONE OF THOSE BOLTS OF

LIGHT WAS A PRAYER THAT

SOMEONE THAT SENT UP FOR

ME.

WHEN THERE GOT TO BE SO MANY

BOLTS OF LIGHT, IT EXPLODED

INTO THE BRIGHTEST LIGHT.

AND I DON'T KNOW HOW TO

EXPLAIN IT.

IT WAS JUST A VERY, VERY

BRIGHT LIGHT.

THAT'S WHEN GOD SENT ME

BACK.

AND WHEN I CAME BACK FROM

THAT, I WAS IN THE HOSPITAL

BED, AND THEY HAD MY ARMS

TIED DOWN.

I WAS ON LIFE SUPPORT.

THEY HAD A TUBE DOWN MY

THROAT.

THEY HAD AN I.V. IN MY HAND,

AND ONE IN MY NECK.

AND WHEN I CAME TO, I TRIED

TO STRUGGLE AND GET UP.

THE NURSE THERE SAID,

MR. BEST, YOU'RE OKAY.

AND I JUST LOOKED AT HER AND

I SAID OKAY?

YOU DON'T KNOW WHERE I'VE

BEEN.

THIS DOESN'T COMPARE TO

OKAY.

Reporter: FREDDIE MADE

A FULL RECOVERY, BUT HE

STILL QUESTIONED WHAT HE'D

EXPERIENCED.

FOR A WHILE, I THOUGHT,

WELL, I'VE GOT TO DO

SOMETHING AND MAKE SOMETHING

HAPPEN FOR THE LORD.

HE SENT ME BACK FOR A

PURPOSE.

I NEED TO GO BACK SOMETHING

HAPPEN.

THAT WASN'T IT.

FOR SEVERAL MONTHS I PRAYED

EVERY MORNING WHY.

AND SO HE TOOK ME TO

JEREMIAH AND SHOWED ME A

VERSE THERE.

AND THE VERSE SIMPLY SAYS

"YOU WILL GO TO WHOM I SENT

YOU TO, AND YOU WILL SAY

WHAT I HAVE YOU TO SAY."

AND I'M A SIMPLE PERSON, BUT

I UNDERSTOOD THAT.

AND THAT'S MY PURPOSE.

I DON'T TRY TO MAKE THINGS

HAPPEN NOW.

I WAIT FOR THE DAY.

AND WHEN HE TAKES ME TO

SOMEONE, I SAY WHAT HE HAS

ME TO SAY.

Reporter: TODAY FREDDIE

AND HIS FAMILY SAVOR THEIR

TIME TOGETHER.

ALTHOUGH FREDDIE SAYS HE

STILL ANTICIPATES RETURNING

TO THE PLACE HE CALLS HOME.

HEAVEN IS REAL.

HE IS A REAL PERSON.

I LOOK FORWARD TO THE DAY I

WILL GET TO BE THERE.

BUT I'M NOT PUSHING IT.

AT FIRST, WHEN I CAME BACK,

I WAS READY TO GO THE NEXT

DAY.

BUT I LOVE MY FAMILY.

I LOVE MY KIDS.

I LOVE MY WIFE.

I'LL STAY AS LONG AS HE

ALLOWS ME TO STAY.

BUT WHEN I DO GO, THEY DON'T

HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT ME.

DYING IS EASY; LIVING IS

HARD.

THERE IS SOMEONE OUT THERE

THAT NEEDS TO KNOW THAT

HEAVEN IS A REAL PLACE.

GOD IS A REAL PERSON.

AND WHEN YOU TAKE THAT LAST

BREATH, IF YOU'RE A

CHRISTIAN, YOU'RE GOING TO

MEET HIM.

Pat: WHAT A MESSAGE.

WHAT A MESSAGE.

HEAVEN IS A REAL PLACE.

GOD IS A REAL PERSON.

YES, HE IS.

THE BIBLE SAYS "EYE HASN'T

SEEN, NOR EAR HEARD, NEITHER

HAS IT ENTERED INTO THE

HEART OF MAN THE THINGS GOD

HAS PREPARED FOR THOSE WHO

LOVE HIM."

CAN YOU IMAGINE THAT?

THERE IS NO SCHEDULES, NO

SUFFERING, NO TEARS, NO

SORROW.

NO MORE SICKNESS, NO MORE

DEATH.

"BEHOLD, I MAKE ALL THINGS

NEW."

THE APOSTLE PAUL SAID I'LL

DO ANYTHING IF I CAN JUST

ATTAIN THE RESURRECTION OF

THE DEAD.

I WANT TO BE AT THE

RESURRECTION.

WE HAVE THESE OLD BODIES.

THESE BODIES OF OURS WEAR

OUT.

SOME OF US GO A LITTLE

LONGER THAN PEOPLE EXPECT,

BUT, NEVERTHELESS, THEY WEAR

OUT.

THEY GET OLD, AND THEN THEY

DIE.

IN THE CASE OF FREDDIE, HE

WAS AT THE HEIGHT OF HIS

PROWESS, BUT HIS HEART GAVE

OUT AND HE DROPPED DEAD.

BUT GOD WILL GIVE YOU A

SPIRITUAL BODY.

HE IS GOING TO RESURRECT US

TO A NEW BODY, AND WE WILL

LIVE FOREVER WITH HIM IN

GLORY.

BUT THE BIBLE SAYS THE FIRST

MAN, ADAM, WAS A LIVING

SOUL.

THE LAST MAN, JESUS, WAS A

LIFE-GIVING SPIRIT.

WE BECOME SPIRITUAL BEINGS.

WE HAVE SPIRITUAL BODIES,

AND WE WILL LIVE FOREVER IN

PEACE AND JOY AND

HAPPINESS.

I WANT TO ASK YOU, DO YOU

WANT THAT?

YOU'D BE A FOOL TO SAY NO.

DO YOU WANT IT?

JESUS SAID, "COME ON TO ME

AND I'LL GIVE YOU REST."

COME ON TO ME.

HE REACHES OUT AND CALLS

YOU.

AND HE SAYS, IF YOU'LL TRUST

ME, HEAVEN CAN BE YOURS.

IT STARTS NOW, BUT YOU'LL

ENTER INTO IT AT THE

APPROPRIATE TIME.

HEAVEN CAN BE YOURS.

WOULD YOU LIKE THAT?

IF YOU WOULD, I JUST WANT

YOU TO SAY A PRAYER, AND I

WANT YOU TO MEAN IT IN YOUR

HEART.

I WANT YOU TO MEAN IT IN

YOUR HEART THAT GOD IS GOING

TO GIVE YOU HEAVEN.

BOW YOUR HEAD, WHEREVER YOU

ARE.

PRAY THESE WORDS.

LORD GOD, I WANT TO GO TO

HEAVEN.

I WANT TO BE WITH THE

ANGELS.

I WANT TO BE IN A PLACE OF

PEACE AND JOY.

I WANT TO LIVE FOREVER WITH

YOU.

AND, LORD, I KNOW THAT YOU

SAID YOU DIED, LORD JESUS,

THAT MY SINS WOULD BE

FORGIVEN.

THAT YOU WOULD LET ME COME

INTO HEAVEN WITH YOU.

SO, LORD, I CONFESS AT THIS

MOMENT THAT I BELIEVE THAT

YOU ARE THE SON OF GOD.

I BELIEVE YOU DIED FOR MY

SINS.

AND I BELIEVE YOU ROSE FROM

THE DEAD.

AND I TRUST YOU NOW, LORD,

AND I SAY, COME INTO MY

HEART.

TAKE OVER MY LIFE.

AND FROM THIS MOMENT ON, I

AM YOURS.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU THAT YOU'VE HEARD

MY PRAYER.

THANK YOU.

FATHER, FOR THOSE WHO PRAYED

JUST THEN, MAY THE ANOINTING

OF THE HOLY SPIRIT COME UPON

THEM, AND FILL THEM FROM

THIS MOMENT ON.

AMEN.

AND AMEN.

WHEW!

FOR THOSE WHO PRAYED WITH

ME, I'M GOING TO GIVE YOU

SOMETHING.

SEVERAL YEARS AGO, I WENT

INTO OUR AUDIO ROOM AND I

MADE A 73-MINUTE COMPACT

DISC.

IT TELLS YOU WHAT YOU'VE

JUST DONE.

IT TELLS YOU ABOUT THE

EXCHANGED LIFE.

IT TELLS YOU ABOUT THE LIFE

AFTER DEATH.

IT TELLS YOU ABOUT THE

SECOND COMING OF JESUS.

IT TELLS YOU ABOUT BEING

BAPTIZED IN THE HOLY

SPIRIT.

IT IS ALL HERE.

IT IS CALLED "A NEW DAY."

I'LL GIVE IT TO YOU FREE.

I WANT YOU TO CALL AND SAY I

PRAYED WITH PAT, I GAVE MY

HEART TO THE LORD, AND

PLEASE SEND ME THIS NEW

DAY.

IF YOU DON'T WANT TO GIVE US

YOUR NAME, THAT'S FINE.

CALL ANYHOW.

W.

WE WOULD LIKE YOU TO

CONTINUE ON WITH THE LORD.

NO OBLIGATION.

1-800-759-0700.

WE'RE HERE BECAUSE WE LOVE

YOU.

1-800-759-0700.

OPERATORS ARE ON THE PHONE.

IF IT IS BUSY, CALL BACK

BECAUSE THEY'LL BE HERE ALL

DAY LONG WAITING FOR YOUR

CALL.

KRISTI?

Kristi: STILL AHEAD, A

NEWLY DIVORCED WOMAN FACES

HER WORST FEARS.

HOW AM I GOING TO BE A

SINGLE MOM AND RAISE TWO

BOYS AND DO IT ALL.

I WORRIED, I DON'T HAVE A 9

TO 5 STEADY JOB, AND WHAT IF

THERE AREN'T ALWAYS STEADY

CLIENTS AND HOW DO YOU WORK

THAT OUT?

Kristi: AND YOU'LL SEE

HOW SHE WORKED IT OUT AND

GAVE HER FAMILY A GREAT

LIFE.

AND THEN THE ATLANTA BRAVES'

TIM HUDSON IS COMING UP

LATER.

Reporter: AND WELCOME

BACK TO "THE 700 CLUB."

AUTHOR DAVID BARTON IS

NEGOTIATING WITH GLEN BECK'S

PUBLISHING COMPANY, MERCURY

INC. TO BRING HIS NEW BOOK

OUT TO THE MARKET.

THEY RECENTLY DROPPED

BARTON'S BOOK "THE JEFFERSON

LIES."

BARTON SAYS THE NEW EDITION

WILL NOT HAVE ANY

SUBSTANTIVE CHANGES.

THE CBN PROGRAM "HAPPY

WORLD," IS THE NUMBER ONE

CHILDREN'S PROGRAM IN

NEPAL.

IT REACHES UP TO A MILLION

CHILDREN EACH WEEK.

HUNDREDS OF CHILDREN WRITE

LETTERS TO THE PRODUCERS

EVERY WEEK.

EVEN AN AMERICAN SENT IN A

LETTER, THE FIRST ONE FROM

THE U.S.

SHE IS ABLE TO WATCH IT IN A

NEPAL SATELLITE STATION THAT

REACHES THE U.S., AS WELL AS

ASIA.

YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE ABOUT

WHAT CBN IS DOING AROUND THE

WORLD BY LOGGING ON TO

CBN.COM/INTERNATIONAL.

PAT AND KRISTI WILL BE BACK

AFTER THIS.

Reporter: TUESDAY, THE

GOVERNMENT STORMED HER HOME

AND KILLED HER FAMILY.

WHERE I WAS, WHERE SHE

WAS, WHERE DAD WAS -- I

SHOULD BE DEAD.

Reporter: AND THAT'S

WHEN HER BATTLE BEGAN.

WOULD YOU TRADE YOUR MOM

AND YOUR BROTHER FOR THAT?

Reporter: THE MASSACRE

AT RUBY RIDGE, 20 YEARS

LATER.

PLUS, HOW THIS BUSINESSMAN

WENT FROM HUNDREDS OF

THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN DEBT

TO BECOME A SECRET

MILLIONAIRE ON "THE 700

CLUB."

Kristi: WELCOME BACK TO

"THE 700 CLUB."

WHEN NINA OWENS BECAME A

SINGLE MOTHER, SHE WORRIED

ABOUT HOW TO SUPPORT HER TWO

CHILDREN ALONE.

UNTIL SHE FOUND WAY TO TURN

HER SMALL BUSINESS INTO A

BIG SUCCESS.

NINA OWENS LOVED BEING HER

OWN BOSS.

SHE RUNS AN INTERIOR DESIGN

BUSINESS IN KINGWOOD,

TEXAS.

I'VE ALREADY LOVED THE

CREATIVE PROCESS.

I HAVE THE MOST AMAZING

CLIENTS, THAT HAVE BECOME

TRUE FRIENDS IN THE

PROCESS.

Reporter: BACK IN 2001,

NINA WASN'T SURE THE

BUSINESS COULD SUPPORT HER

FAMILY.

THAT WAS THE YEAR SHE WENT

THROUGH A DIVORCE AND BECAME

A SINGLE MOTHER.

THERE'S A LOT OF FEAR.

YOU ARE AFRAID THAT -- HOW

AM I GOING TO DO THIS?

HOW AM I GOING TO BE A

SINGLE MOM AND RAISE TWO

BOYS AND DO IT ALL?

I WORRIED THAT I DON'T HAVE

A 9 TO 5 STEADY JOB.

WHAT IF THERE AREN'T ALWAYS

CLIENTS?

HOW DO YOU WORK THAT OUT?

Reporter: STILL, NINA

WAS DETERMINED TO TRUST GOD

AND TITHE ON EVERYTHING SHE

EARNED.

I REMEMBER THE FIRST TIME

I HEARD ABOUT THAT, TITHING,

WHERE THE LORD SAID, GO

AHEAD AND TRY ME AND SEE IF

I DON'T POUR YOU OUT A

BLESSING THAT IS BEYOND WHAT

YOU COULD EVER IMAGINE.

I JUST TRUSTED THE LORD.

I SAID, YOU KNOW, I'M JUST

GOING TO STEP OUT IN FAITH.

I KNOW YOU'VE GIVEN ME

GIFTS, AND I KNOW PEOPLE

LIKE WHAT I DO, AND YOU WILL

JUST BRING JOBS TO THE

TABLE.

AND I NEVER HAD TO WORRY

ABOUT IT.

JOBS JUST KEPT COMING IN,

AND MORE THAN I COULD EVEN

HANDLE.

Reporter: NINA'S

INTERIOR DESIGN BUSINESS

FLURR FLOURISHED, AND IT

ENABLED HER TO GIVE HER

CHILDREN EVERYTHING THEY

NEEDED.

I WAS ABLE TO GIVE THEM A

GREAT LIFE, AND I BOUGHT A

BEAUTIFUL HOME FOR US, AND

WE STILL HAD MONEY TO TAKE

THEM ON TRIPS AND DO FUN

THINGS.

I KNEW WHERE MY BLESSING WAS

COMING FROM.

Reporter: IN 2007, NINA

MARRIED SCOTT OWEN, AND

TODAY THEY'RE MEMBERS OF

CBN'S MEMBERS CIRCLE.

I THOUGHT THIS IS

SOMETHING I HAVE TO BE PART

OF.

WATCH "THE 700 CLUB."

WATCH WHAT THEY DO.

YOU CAN SEE THE BENEFITS OF

YOUR CONTRIBUTION IN ACTION

ON A DAILY BASIS, EVERY TIME

THERE IS A SHOW.

OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF

YEARS, WE HAVE BEEN LED TO

INCREASE OUR GIVING AND TO

GIVE EVEN MORE.

YOUR BLESSINGS COME FROM

THAT AND THERE IS PURE JOY,

PURE JOY TO BE ABLE TO DO

SOMETHING FOR SOMEONE ELSE

AND HELP.

Kristi: WHAT A GREAT

STORY.

AS A SINGLE MOM, I'LL TELL

YOU WHAT, THAT SINGLE WALK

IS NO JOKE.

WHERE YOU HAVE TO PAY THIS

BILL, UNCLOG THE TOILET, AND

TAKE CARE OF THIS CHILD.

YOU THINK SOMETIMES, HOW DO

I MAKE ENDS MEET?

BUT GOD IS A FAITHFUL GOD.

THERE IS SOMETHING GOD WITH

HOLDS FROM YOU, WHETHER IT

IS THE STRENGTH TO

ACCOMPLISH WHAT YOU NEED TO

DO OR JUST THE FINANCES TO

BE ABLE TO MEET THOSE

NEEDS.

THAT'S WHAT SHE DID, SHE

OBEYED THE LORD.

SHE SAID, GOD, IF THIS IS

WHAT YOU TOLD ME TO DO, TO

TITHE, AND THIS IS WHAT YOU

TOLD ME TO DO, GIVE, THAT'S

WHAT SHE DID.

AND GOD HONORED HER.

GOD WANTS TO DO THE SAME

THINGS FOR YOU, NO MATTER

WHAT YOUR SITUATION IS.

WE WANT TO GIVE YOU THAT

OPPORTUNITY BY BECOMING A

"THE 700 CLUB" MEMBER.

FOR 65 CENTS A DAY, JUST $20

A MONTH, NOT ONLY WILL YOU

HONOR GOD, BUT YOU WILL

BLESS SO MANY PEOPLE AROUND

THE WORLD.

IF YOU WATCHED THE TOP OF

THIS SHOW, DO YOU REMEMBER

THAT LITTLE GIRL WHO WAS A

PROSTITUTE IN INDIA, YOU

HELPED HER.

JUST CALL 1-800-759-0700.

IT IS 65 CENTS A DAY, $20 A

MONTH.

AND WHEN YOU DO, WE WANT TO

BLESS YOU WITH THIS.

IT IS CALLED "THE THREE

BLESSINGS" PAT PUT THIS

PHENOMENAL TEACHING SERIES

TOGETHER OF THE THREE

PRAYERS HE HAS PRAYED

THROUGHOUT HIS YEARS AND HOW

GOD HAS HONORED THOSE

PRAYERS.

I WOULD LOVE TO TELL YOU

WHAT THE THREE BLESSINGS

ARE, BUT YOU'RE GOING TO

HAVE TO PICK UP THE PHONE

AND BECOME A "700 CLUB"

PARTNER.

1-800-759-0700.

UP NEXT, ATLANTIC BRAVES'

PITCHER TIM HUDSON TALKS

ABOUT WHAT IS LIKE LIVE HIS

DREAMS.

I WAS A HUGE FAN OF

TIPPER JONES AND JOHN

SMULTZ.

IT WAS REALLY EXCITING.

GETTING HERE AND PUTTING

THIS UNIFORM ON AND COME IN

AND SEE ALL OF THE FANS.

Kristi: AND HE REVEALS

WHAT IS EVEN BETTER THAN

BASEBALL WHEN WE COME BACK.

Pat: WELCOME BACK.

KRISTI, DO YOU KNOW WHAT A

NO-HITTERS?

IT'S WHEN A PITCHER PLAYS A

PERFECT GAME AND NOBODY GETS

A HIT.

Kristi: THAT'S A

NO-HITTER.

Pat: THERE HAVE ONLY BE

A FEW SCORE OR SO IN THE

HISTORY OF BASEBALL.

AS A LITTLE BABY -- THEY

SHOWED HIM ON TELEVISION

LAST NIGHT.

THE KID IS ABOUT A YEAR

OLD.

HIS DADDY IS TAKING HIM TO

THE BALL CLUB.

HE HAS SEEN TWO NO-HITTERS,

THIS LITTLE BABY.

Kristi: HOW CUTE.

HOW CUTE.

Pat: A CUTE LITTLE

FELLOW.

HE IS GOING TO BE A

CELEBRITY.

OKAY, THE ATLANTA BRAVES

AREN'T COUNTING ON

NO-HITTERS, BUT THEY'RE

CURRENTLY SECOND IN THE

NATIONALE LEAGUE EAST, AND

LEADING THE RACE FOR THE

WILDCARD THANKS TO ONE OF

THE FINEST STARTING

ROTATIONS IN THE LEAGUE.

ACE TIM HUDSON IS EARNING

THOSE WINS.

AND AS HE TOLD TOM BROWN,

PLAYING FOR ATLANTA IS HIS

CHILDHOOD DREAMS COME TRUE.

Reporter: TIM HUDSON IS

AT THE TOP OF HIS GAME.

THE 12-YEAR VET HAS BEEN

TURNED HEADS SINCE HE

DEBUTED WITH THE OAKLAND A'S

IN 1999.

HE CREDITS ALL OF HIS

SUCCESS TO HIS RELATIONSHIP

WITH JESUS CHRIST.

I FELT THE LORD AT A

YOUNG AGE.

IT WAS ONE OF THOSE THINGS

THAT THAT SEED WAS PLANTED

WHEN I WAS A KID.

Reporter: TIM HAS BEEN

PLAYING BASEBALL FOR AS LONG

AS HE CAN REMEMBER.

AFTER A STELLER HIGH SCHOOL

CAREER, HE WAS TOLD TOO

SMALL TO PITCH IN COLLEGE,

LET ALONE IN THE BIG

LEAGUES.

I ALWAYS KNEW I WAS A

SMALL GUY, BUT I ALWAYS KNEW

I WAS ONE OF THE BETTER GUYS

ON THE FIELD, REGARDLESS OF

MY SIZE.

IT WASN'T THAT I WAS COCKY.

I JUST KNEW I WOULD LET THE

TALENTS THAT GOD BLESSED ME

WITH ON THE FIELD.

Reporter: HE HELPED

LEAD HIS TEAM TO A DIVISION

TWO CHAMPIONSHIP.

IT LED FOR AUBURN UNIVERSITY

TO RECRUIT HIM.

I LET MY TALENTS AND THE

ABILITY THAT GOD BLESSED ME

WITH TO TAKE OVER AND JUST

PLAY AND HAVE FUN.

THE ONE THING MY DAD ALWAYS

TOLD ME, JUST GO OUT THERE

AND HAVE FUN.

PLAY HARD AND GIVE IT ALL

YOU'VE GOT, AND GOOD THINGS

WILL HAPPEN.

AND THAT'S WHAT I DID.

Reporter: TIM HAD AN

EXCEPTIONAL CAREER AT

AUBURN.

AND HE WAS SELECTED BY

OAKLAND DURING THE 1997 N.L.

B. DRAFT.

IN SIX SEASONS, HE BECAME A

TWO-TIME ALL STAR.

AND AFTER THE 2004 SEASON,

HE WAS TRADED TO HIS

CHILDHOOD TEAM, THE ATLANTA

BRAVES.

THEY GAVE ME AN

OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY IN THE

BIG LEAGUES.

FOR THAT, I THANK THEM.

IT WAS A DREAM COME TRUE FOR

ME.

BUT ALSO, ON THE FLIP SIDE

OF THAT, I GOT A CHANCE TO

GET TRADED TO A TEAM I GREW

UPROOTING FOR.

I WAS A HUGE FAN OF TIPPER

JONES AND JOHN SCHMULTZ.

I GREW UP WATCHING THOSE

GUYS.

I WONDERED EARLY ON IN MY

CAREER IF I WOULD HAVE A

CHANCE TO PLAY FOR THE

ATLANTA BRAVES.

AND GOD ANSWERED MY

PRAYERS.

IT WAS REALLY EXCITING, TO

GET HERE AND PUT THE UNIFORM

ON AND COME INTO TURNER

FIELD AND SEE ALL OF THE

FANS.

AND HAVING THE OPPORTUNITY

FOR ALL OF MY FRIENDS AND

FAMILY FROM BACK HOME TO

DRIVE AN HOUR AND A HALF TO

COME HERE AND WATCH ME

PLAY.

IT IS SOMETHING VERY

SPECIAL.

Reporter: TIM IS IN HIS

EIGHTH SEASON WITH THE

BRAVES.

AND HE SAYS ALTHOUGH THE

GOAL OF THE TEAM IS TO WIN A

CHAMPIONSHIP, HIS PERSONAL

GOAL IS TO GLO GLORIFY GOD

BY BEING AN EXAMPLE FOR

OTHERS.

ANYBODY WHO PLAYS AT A

PROFESSIONAL LEVEL, THERE IS

A LOT OF CHALLENGES.

THE ONLY THING THAT HAS BEEN

A CONSTANT FOR ME IS MY WALK

WITH JESUS CHRIST.

I'M NOT WHERE I WANT TO BE,

BY ANY MEANS.

I DON'T THINK ANYBODY IS.

BUT JUST BEING AN EXAMPLE

FOR OTHER PLAYERS.

MY TEAMMATES.

MY FRIENDS FROM HOME.

I THINK IT IS ONE OF THOSE

THINGS WHERE YOU NEED TO BE

A BEACON OF LIGHT AND JUST

SHINE ON PEOPLE.

Pat: PRAISE THE LORD, A

BEACON OF LIGHT TO SHINE ON

PEOPLE.

I WAS INVOLVED WITH TED

TURNER IN THE EARLY, EARLY

DAYS.

WE WERE ON THE AIR IN

CHARLOTTE AT THIS STATION,

WE RESCUED THAT FROM NEAR

BANKRUPTCY.

ANYWAY, THE ATLANTA BRAVES

WERE ON THE MARKET, AND HE

BOUGHT THEM FOR

$11 MILLION.

Kristi: POCKET CHANGE.

Pat: AND NOW IT IS

HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS AND

THEY'RE GOING FOR THE

PENNANT.

SO MUCH FOR BASEBALL.

Kristi: THAT WAS A GOOD

STORY.

YOU READY FOR E-MAIL, PAT.

Pat: I'LL LET YOU

KNOW.

Kristi: THE FIRST ONE

IS FROM HELEN.

SHE SAYS "A LOT OF PEOPLE

ARE INVESTING IN DENAR.

IS THIS A GOOD INVESTMENT

FOR MY MONEY?

I HEARD IT MAY BE A SCAM.

I WANT TO HEAR YOUR OPINION

CONCERNING THE IRAQI DENAR?"

Pat: I THINK IT IS A

LOT OF HUEY.

I'VE BEEN HEARING THIS FOR

YEARS, AND I THINK IT IS

NONSENSE.

I MEAN, IRAQ -- I DON'T KNOW

WHAT THE CURRENCY IS, BUT I

HAVEN'T EVEN CHECKED THE

MARKET TO SEE WHAT DENARS

ARE TRADING FOR.

BUT I DON'T THINK RIGHT NOW

IT IS A GOOD INVESTMENT.

I DO THINK IT IS A SCAM.

Kristi: PROBABLY.

Pat: IT GOES ALL AROUND

IN E-MAILS.

AND THE SWEET PEOPLE WHO DO

THAT E-MAIL STUFF.

ARE YOU INTO E-MAILS?

MY WIFE HAS ALL THOSE

E-MAILS.

I DON'T HAVE A COMPUTER, SO

THEY CAN'T GET ME, THANK

GOODNESS.

Kristi: BARBARA WRITES,

"WE HAVE AN OLD BIBLE THAT

IS TORN, WITH THE BINDING

FALLING APART.

WE DON'T KNOW HOW TO

RESPECTFULLY RETIRE IT.

IT DOESN'T SEEM RIGHT TO

THROW IT IN THE TRASH.

AND WE'VE THOUGHT ABOUT

BURNING IT, BUT WHAT IS THE

RESPECTFUL WAY TO DISPOSE OF

AN OLD BIBLE?"

Pat: WHY DON'T YOU TAKE

THEM TO A BOOK BINDERY AND

KEEP IT.

I DON'T THINK THE LORD WOULD

MIND IF YOU SET IT ON FIRE

AND BURNED IT UP.

I WOULD RECOMMEND GET IT

BOUND UP.

IT MAY COST YOU $50, $60 --

Kristi: YOU TAKE A

BIBLE, AND PUT IT IN SOME

OBSCURE PLACE OF THE HOUSE,

AND IF YOU DO MOVE, SOMEONE

ELSE FINDS IT.

Pat: THAT WAS THE

PREMISE OF "SUPERBOOK."

THESE PEOPLE WERE UP IN THE

ATTIC, AND THEY CAME ACROSS

THIS BOOK AND THEY OPENED IT

UP.

MAYBE YOU'LL GET ADVENTURES

OF IT.

Kristi: HE ASKS, "PAT,

DO YOU KNOW HOW TO FLY A

PLANE?

BECAUSE YOU HAVE THAT PILOT

LOOK?"

PAT ROBERTSON, DO YOU KNOW

HOW TO FLY A PLANE.

Pat: I HAVE A PILOT'S

LICENSE FOR A SINGLE PLANE.

Kristi: YOU'VE GOT THAT

LOOK.

Pat: THAT LOOK IS

FRIGHT.

YOU CANNOT BELIEVE THE TIME

I LANDED THE PLANE IN A

LITTLE, TINY STRIP, AND IN

FRONT OF ME WAS AN OUTDOOR

THEATER.

I REVVED THAT SUCKER UP AND

I JUST MISSED THAT SCREEN BY

A COUPLE OF INCHES.

I'VE GOT STORIES -- IT IS A

MIRACLE I DIDN'T KILL

MYSELF.

I HAVE THAT LOOK -- IT IS

PURE FRIGHT.

Kristi: YOU CAN ADD

THAT TO YOUR RES ME OF --

RES M RESUME OF THE MANY

THINGS YOU DO.

Kristi: "IT IS WRITTEN

IN THE BIBLE, WHATEVER YOU

BIND ON EARTH WILL BE BIND

IN HEAVEN.

IF WE BIND A DEMON, AND WE

COMMAND IT TO COME OUT, WILL

IT COME OUT?

MY QUESTION IS, IF WE

COMMAND IT TO COME OUT, WILL

IT GO INTO ANOTHER PERSON?"

Pat: I THINK YOU

MISINTERPRETED THAT.

YOU BIND A COMMANDMENT, LIKE

YOU SHALL OBEY THE LORD'S

HOLY DAY.

AND THAT BECOMES A

COMMANDMENT ON EARTH.

IT CAN BE RADIFIED IN

HEAVEN.

YOU CAN BIND DEMONS, BUT IT

COMES FROM A DIFFERENT PART

OF THE BIBLE.

TOMORROW, THE SECURITY

MILLIONAIRE REVEALS THE

MIRACLE THAT SAVED HIS

LIFE.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM JOHN -- I'M OUT

OF TIME.

ALL RIGHT.

Kristi: IT IS ALL

GOOD.

READ YOUR BIBLE.

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