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The 700 Club - October 2, 2012

Thanks to you, people in desperate need of food in northeast Ohio find provision through a local food bank supported by Operation Blessing. Plus, Shekita Oliver was on the verge of losing her home. See the decision she made that turned her life ... Read Transcript


[APPLAUSE]

Gordon: WELCOME TO "THE

700 CLUB."

JUST A DAY BEFORE THE FIRST

PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE, POLLS

SHOW PRESIDENT OBAMA WITH A

LEAD OVER MITT ROMNEY.

BUT MANY POLITICAL ANALYSTS

WARN THAT THOSE SURVEYS MAY

NOT BE ACCURATE.

Terry: THEY SAY MANY OF

THE POLLS FAVOR THE

PRESIDENT AND THE

DEMOCRATS.

MARK MARTIN REPORTS ON ONE

OF THIS YEAR'S BIGGEST

POLITICAL CONTROVERSYS.

Reporter: OHIO AND

FLORIDA SHOW PRESIDENT OBAMA

WITH NOTICEABLE LEADS OVER

MITT ROMNEY.

BUT DICK MORRIS, KARL ROVE

AND JOHN WAGGI SAY NOT SO

FAST.

SOME OF THE STATE POLLS

SHOW A JUMP FOR OBAMA OVER

ROMNEY WHEN THEY WERE CLOSE,

BUT SOME PEOPLE SAY WAIT A

MINUTE, SOME OF THE POLLS

HAVE AN OVERSAMPLING OF

DEMOCRATS.

Reporter: WAGGI SAYS

THESE DAYS POLLSTERS ARE

STILL USING MODELS FOR

STATES LIKE OHIO AND FLORIDA

BASED ON 2008 NUMBERS.

THERE IS NO REAL

INDICATION THAT THE TURNOUT

FROM DEMOCRATS IS GOING TO

BE THAT HIGH THIS ELECTION.

AND SO IF YOU'RE

OVERSAMPLING DEMOCRATS,

THESE POLLS ARE GOING TO BE

SKEWED WAY OFF TOWARDS THE

PRESIDENT AND AWAY FROM MITT

ROMNEY.

Reporter: SOME IN THE

MEDIA ARE EVEN WRITING

COLUMNS THAT ROMNEY SHOULD

THROW IN THE TOWEL.

WAGGI SAYS THAT IS

RIDICULOUS.

WE HAVEN'T EVEN HAD A

DEBATE.

THERE ARE GOING TO BE THREE

PRESIDENTIAL AND VICE

PREJUDICIAL DEBATES.

GIVE THE VOTERS TIME TO TAKE

A LOOK AT BOTH CANDIDATES

COMPETING AGAINST EACH

OTHER, AND SEE WHAT THEY

WANT TO DO.

Reporter: MARK MARTIN,

CBN NEWS.

Gordon: WELL, THERE IS

AN ELECTION COMING UP.

I HOPE YOU ARE REGISTERED TO

VOTE.

IF YOU'RE NOT REGISTERED, WE

HAVE SOMETHING FOR YOU ON

cbn.com WHERE YOU CAN CHECK

YOUR STATE.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CLICK

ON YOUR STATE.

CAN GET REGISTERED.

THIS IS AN IMPORTANT

ELECTION, SO MAKE SURE YOU

VOTE.

ONCE THE ELECTION IS OVER,

POLITICIANS IN WASHINGTON

ARE GOING TO HAVE TO MAKE

SOME TOUGH CHOICES,

INCLUDING DECISIONS ABOUT

HOW MUCH YOU PAY IN TAXES.

LEE WEBB HAS THAT STORY FROM

THE CBN NEWS ROOM.

Lee: THAT'S RIGHT,

GORDON, MIDDLE CLASS

FAMILIES COULD SEE A TAX

INCREASE IF THE POLITICIANS

IN WASHINGTON CANNOT AGREE

ON THE BUSH CUTS.

IF THEY CAN'T AGREE, TAXES

WOULD GO UP FOR EVERYONE.

THE TAX POLICY CENTER SAYS

FAMILIES MAKING BETWEEN

$40,000 TO $60,000 A YEAR

WOULD SEE AN INCREASE OF

$2,000.

ECONOMISTS WARN THAT THE TAX

HIKES AND GOVERNMENT

SPENDING CUTS COULD MEAN

ANOTHER RECESSION.

FRANCE'S SOCIAL SECURITY

SYSTEM WILL SOON COVER THE

TOTAL COST OF AN ABORTION.

AGENCY FRANCE PRESS REPORTS

THE MOVE IS PART OF A GROUP

OF REFORMS AIMED AT MAKING

ABORTIONS MORE ACCEPTABLE

FOR ALL WOMEN IN FRANCE.

ABORTIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE

IN EVERY MAJOR HOSPITAL IN

THAT COUNTRY.

THE SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL HAS

DELAYED A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT

AN ARCHEOLOGICAL DISCOVERY

IN WHICH JESUS REPORTEDLY

REFERS TO A WIFE.

HARVARD PROFESSOR KAREN KING

RELEASED A FRAGMENT LAST

MONTH.

DR. KING SAYS IT DOESN'T

PROVE JESUS WAS MARRIAGE,

ONLY THAT SOME EARLY COPTIC

CHRISTIANS BELIEVE HE WAS.

SOME CALL IT A FORGERY.

THE DOCUMENTARY WAS SET TO

AIR THIS SUNDAY.

THE SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL SAYS

IT PUT THE FILM ON HOLD

UNTIL THE DOCUMENT UNDERGOES

ADDITIONAL TESTS.

A NEW AIR DATE WILL BE

ANNOUNCED IN THE COMING

WEEKS.

SOUNDS LIKE THERE ARE SOME

DOUBTS ABOUT THIS, GORDON?

Gordon: I WISH THE

DOUBTS HAD BEEN FULLY AIRED

BEFORE THAT PROFESSOR WENT

PUBLIC WITH THE NEWS

CONFERENCE.

BECAUSE OLD ADAGE, THE LIE

GOES AROUND THE WORLD BEFORE

THE TRUTH EVEN HAS A CHANCE

TO GET OUT OF BED.

WHEN YOU SEE SOME NEW

THEORIES ABOUT CHRISTIANS,

AARON NAAS WAS A DISCIPLE OF

POLICARP, AND HE WAS A

DISCIPLE OF JOHN.

AND AARON CAME OUT WITH THE

LIST OF THE BOOKS OF THE NEW

TESTAMENT.

THAT HAS BEEN THE FOUNDATION

STONE FOR THE CHRISTIAN

CHURCH EVER SINCE.

AND AARON HIMSELF WROTE

AGAINST THESE VARIOUS SECTS

CROPPING UP, CALLED THE

NOSTICS, AND ONE OF THE MAIN

CRITICISMS HE HAD WAS IT IS

BAD SCHOLARSHIP.

IT IS NOT EVEN GOOD

ARCHEOLOGY.

AND IF IT TURNS OUT TO BE A

FORGERY, WE HOPE THE

SMITHSONIAN NEVER AIRS IT.

WE'LL BE BACK WITH MORE OF

"THE 700 CLUB" AFTER THIS.

Gordon: WELL, FRANK AND

DAWN MATTHEWS LOVED TO SPEND

MONEY.

THEY ONLY HAD ONE RULE: IF

YOU WANT IT, BUY IT.

IT WAS A RULE THEY LIVED BY

UNTIL THE ECONOMY FELL AND

THEIR BUSINESS HIT ROCK

BOTTOM.

Reporter: FRANK AND

DAWN MATTHEWS OWN A

SUCCESSFUL SEED AND LAWN

COMPANY.

THEY BID ON CONTRACTS AND

OFTEN GET THEM.

BUT THE MATTHEWS ADMIT, WHEN

THEY FIRST STARTED SEEING

GREEN, THEY WERE FOOLISH

ABOUT SPENDING THE MONEY.

THINGS WE WANTED TO DO,

WE WOULD JUST GO OUT AND DO

IT.

WE WERE BUYING CARS,

TAKING TRIPS.

EATING OUT A LOT.

JUST SPENDING MONEY, LIKE

IT WAS ENDLESS.

Reporter: BUT WHEN THE

ECONOMY TOOK A DOWNTURN, JOB

CONTRACTS WERE SCARCE.

WE WERE GETTING BEHIND.

SOME MONTHS TWO MONTHS

BEHIND, SOME MINERALS THREE

MONTHS BEHIND.

THE BILLS WERE COMING IN,

AND THE MONEY WASN'T.

IT WAS PARALYZED WITH FEAR.

Reporter: THE MATTHEWS

USED CREDIT CARDS TO GET BY,

SOON THEY HAD $35,000 IN

PLASTIC, IN ADDITION TO

BILLS THEY COULDN'T PAY.

LIFE STARTED TO BECOME

VERY DIFFICULT.

I WAS NOT SLEEPING.

I WAS IN FEAR, AND I WAS

STRESSED, AND I WAS REALLY

STRUGGLING WITH JUST GETTING

OUT OF BED EVERY DAY.

FACING THE JOB, FACING WORK,

FACING MY FAMILY.

I JUST FELT LIKE A FAILURE.

Reporter: FRANK PRAYED

AND ASKED GOD WHAT WAS

WRONG.

HE SAYS HE FELT GOD WAS

TELLING HIM HIS PRIORITIES

WERE OUT OF LINE.

I JUST KNEW THAT THE LORD

WANTED ME TO REPENT.

AND I JUST SAID, GOD, I WANT

TO LIVE FOR YOU.

AND I FELT HIS SPIRIT, AND

GOD RESTORED MY LIFE THAT

DAY.

Reporter: FRANK PRAYED

FOR GUIDANCE.

AT THE SAME TIME, DAWN

STARTED WATCHING "THE 700

CLUB."

WE ALWAYS RESPECTED PAT

AND HIS WISDOM, AND HE WOULD

TEACH ABOUT TITHING.

AND I KNEW THAT WAS

SOMETHING THAT WE SHOULD BE

DOING, AND THAT WE WERE OUT

OF GOD'S WILL.

Reporter: THEY NOT ONLY

BEGAN TITHING TO CBN, THEY

ALSO CUT UP THEIR CREDIT

CARDS.

WHEN WE CUT THEM CARDS,

IT WAS A CELEBRATION.

IT JUST FELT SO GOOD.

A FEELING THAT I HAD NOT

FELT IN A LONG TIME.

Reporter: AND THE

MATTHEWS STARTED TO SEE A

CHANGE.

WORK STARTED PICKING UP.

CHECKS WERE COMING IN THAT

WE DIDN'T EXPECT TO COME

IN.

THE PHONE WAS RINGING.

PEOPLE WERE CALLING ME ON

JOBS WE QUOTED IN THE PAST,

AND SAYING, HEY, I'VE GOT

THIS JOB FOR YOU.

COME OUT AND START

IMMEDIATELY.

OUR LIFE WAS STARTING TO GET

EXCITING AGAIN.

Reporter: DAWN AND

FRANK CONTINUED TO TITHE,

AND DECIDED TO GIVE OVER AND

ABOVE THEIR TITHE.

SIX MONTHS AFTER THEY

INCREASED THEIR GIVING TO

CBN, THE MATTHEWS LANDED

THEIR LARGEST SEEDING

CONTRACT EVER, NEARLY

$1.5 MILLION.

WE WERE SO EXCITED.

WE JUMPED UP AND DOWN.

PRAISE GOD, WE GOT A CHANCE

AT LIFE AGAIN.

WE WERE BEING OBEDIENT, AND

GOD WAS BLESSING THAT, AND

WE JUST WANTED TO DO MORE

AND MORE AND MORE.

Reporter: THE MATTHEWS

BEGAN PAYING OFF THEIR CARDS

AND BUSINESS LOANS AND WERE

SOON DEBT-FREE.

THIS YEAR THE MATTHEWS

EXPECT TO DO $3 MILLION IN

BUSINESS.

THAT'S DOUBLE.

REVENUE SINCE

THEY STARTED

TITHING IN 2009.

IF YOU'RE STRUGGLING WITH

LIFE AND YOUR FINANCES --

YOU JUST DON'T SEE A WAY

OUT, I WOULD JUST ENCOURAGE

YOU TO BECOME OBEDIENT TO

THE LORD AND START TITHING.

WHEN WE'RE OBEDIENT, HE

GOING TO BLESS US FOR THAT.

Gordon: HERE IS THE

PROMISE, FROM 2 CORINTHIANS

9: "REMEMBER THIS, A FARMER

WHO PLANTS ONLY A FEW SEEDS

WILL GET A SMALL CROP.

BUT THE ONE WHO PLANTS

GENEROUSLY WILL GET A

GENEROUS CROP, FOR GOD LOVES

THE PERSON WHO GIVES

CHEERFULLY.

AND GOD WILL GENEROUSLY

PROVIDE ALL YOU NEED.

THEN YOU WILL ALWAYS HAVE

EVERYTHING YOU NEED AND

PLENTY LEFT OVER TO SHARE

WITH OTHERS."

I THINK THE OTHER IMPORTANT

LESSON FROM THIS STORY IS

WHAT FRANK DID.

HE REALIZED HE WASN'T LIVING

FOR GOD.

HE WAS LIVING FOR THINGS.

THEIR MOTTO, "IF YOU WANT

IT, BUY IT," AND SO HE GOT

SUCKED UP INTO WHAT A LOT OF

AMERICANS GET SUCKED UP

INTO, WHICH IS THE CONSUMER

CULTURE WE CURRENTLY LIVE

IN.

AND WHEN HE MADE THE

DECISION TO REPENT FOR THAT,

AND SAY, GOD, I WANT TO LIVE

FOR YOU.

I'VE GONE AWAY FROM THAT AND

I'VE GONE AFTER MATERIAL

THINGS, AND I WANT TO LIVE

FOR YOU.

THAT'S WHAT CHANGED HIS

HEART.

AND THAT'S WHAT MADE HIM A

CHEERFUL GIVER.

WHEN YOU PUT GOD FIRST, AND

MAKE THE KINGDOM OF GOD YOUR

FIRST PRIORITY, ALL OF THESE

OTHER THINGS GET ADDED ON TO

YOU.

BUT IF YOU LOSE GOD IN THAT

TRANSACTION, THEN YOU LOSE

MEANING IN YOUR LIFE, AND

YOU LOSE PURPOSE.

DO WHAT FRANK DID.

IF YOU'VE BEEN CAUGHT UP IN

THIS, IF YOU'RE IN A CYCLE

OF DEBT, REALIZE, PUT HIM

FIRST, CHANGE YOUR HEART,

TURN TO HIM, AND HE'LL

FORGIVE YOU AND HE'LL CHANGE

YOU.

HE LOVES YOU AND HIS MERCY

NEVER ENDS.

TODAY SHAQUITA OLIVER OWNS A

THRIVING BUSINESS.

BUT NOT LONG AGO, THIS

SINGLE MOM WAS BARELY

GETTING BY ON MINIMUM WAGE.

SHE WAS BEHIND ON HER BILLS

AND ABOUT TO BE EVICTED.

Reporter: SHAQUITA

OLIVER OWNS A HAIR STYLING

SALON JUST SOUTH OF

ATLANTA.

I LOVE WHAT I DO.

I LOVE THE PEOPLE.

I LOVE TO MAKE THEM PRETTY.

I LIKE PEOPLE THAT HAVE

ISSUES THAT COME IN THE DOOR

AND THEY SAY, CAN YOU FIX

ME?

AND I SAY, YEAH, I CAN FIX

YOU.

Reporter: HER SALON IS

SUCCESSFUL, WHICH IS A GOOD

THING, SINCE SHE IS A SINGLE

MOM RAISING FIVE KIDS.

BUT BEFORE SHE OPENED HER

BUSINESS, SHE WAS IN A

FINANCIAL MESS.

HER MINIMUM-WAGE JOB JUST

DIDN'T CUT IT.

IT WAS A LOT.

I WAS TRYING TO JUGGLE

PAYING THE RENT, PAYING THE

ELECTRICITY, PROVIDING

THINGS I NEEDED FOR THE

KIDS.

I JUST DIDN'T MAKE ENOUGH

MONEY.

Reporter: THREE MONTHS

BEHIND ON RENT AND FACING

EVICTION, SHAQUITA HAD NO

CLUE WHAT TO DO.

HER PASTOR ENCOURAGED HER TO

APPLY WHAT THE BOOK OF

MALACHI SAYS ABOUT MONEY.

THE PASTOR SAYS, THAT IS

THE ONLY

SCRIPTURE WHERE GOD

SAYS, PUT ME TO THE TEST.

I'LL OPEN THE WINDOWS OF

HEAVEN AND POUR YOU OUT A

BLESSING THAT YOU WON'T HAVE

ENOUGH ROOM TO RECEIVE.

I SAID, I NEED THE WINDOWS

OF HEAVEN TO OPEN UP FOR

ME.

I SAID, I'M GOING TO TRY

IT.

Reporter: A FEW WEEKS

LATER, SHE GOT A CALL FROM

WORK SAYING SHE RECEIVED A

BONUS.

MY CHECK CAME THE DAY THE

EVICTION WAS.

AND I STUCK MY RECEIPT UP TO

THEM, AND I SAID, YOU WON'T

BE NEEDING TO DO ANY

EVICTION HERE.

Reporter: SHAQUITA THEN

RECEIVED A PROMOTION.

AND THE MORE SHE GAVE, THE

MORE GOD GAVE HER.

AND WHEN SHE FOUND "THE 700

CLUB," SHE WANTED TO GIVE

ABOVE HER TITHES.

I'M GOING T TO SOW INTO

THE "THE 700 CLUB."

Reporter: AND HE TAUGHT

HER KIDS TO GIVE, TOO.

SHE ASKED IF THEY WANTED TO

SOW INTO THE "THE 700 CLUB,"

AND THEY ALL SAID YES.

SHAQUITA IS GLAD HER

CHILDREN LOVE GIVING AS MUCH

AS SHE GIVERS.

TITHING WORKS.

IT NOT ONLY WORKS, IT WORKS

BEYOND WORKING.

Gordon: IT IS FROM

PROVERBS 19: "IF YOU HELP

THE POOR, YOU ARE LENDING TO

THE LORD, AND HE WILL REPAY

YOU."

SHAQUITA LEARNED THAT AND

SHE LEARNED IT IN A VERY

REMARKABLE WAY.

YOU CAN ENJOY THAT SAME

BLESSING, TOO, IF YOU JUST

MAKE THE DECISION THAT

YOU'RE GOING TO START A

WHOLE LIFESTYLE OF GIVING.

WHEN GIVING BECOMES

AUTOMATIC, TO SAY, OKAY, I

TRUST GOD WITH MY FINANCES,

THEN THE BLESSINGS COME.

IF I CAN GET A DRUMROLL,

I'VE GOT SOME GREAT NEWS.

SOME CBN PARTNERS, JUST LIKE

SHAQUITA, SAY WE LOVE

GIVING.

AND SO THEY WANT TO

CHALLENGE YOU.

WHICH MEANS THEY'LL MATCH

YOU, DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR, UP

TO $50,000, FOR THE NEXT 30

MINUTES.

LET'S PRAY.

LORD, WE ASK FOR BLESSINGS

FOR THIS.

WE ASK FOR INCREASE.

WE ASK FOR DOUBLING AND

TRIPLING.

AND FOR THOSE WHO MADE IT

POSSIBLE TO ISSUE THIS

CHALLENGE, JUST BLESS THEM,

LORD.

WE KNOW THAT YOU'RE WORD

OVER THEM IS TRUE AS THEY

HAVE GIVEN, AND YOU WILL

REPAY.

AND SO WE JUST ASK FOR THEIR

BLESSING.

AND FOR THOSE WATCHING, JUST

SPEAK TO THEM AND ENCOURAGE

THEM.

FOR WE ASK IT ALL IN JESUS'

NAME.

AMEN.

WHAT WE'RE ASKING YOU TO DO

IS SAY, YES, I WANT TO JOIN

"THE 700 CLUB."

HOW MUCH IS THAT?

JUST $20 A MONTH, 65 CENTS A

DAY.

AND YOU JOIN WITH TENS OF

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE, JUST

LIKE SHAQUITA, WHO SAY I

WANT TO HELP PEOPLE.

I WANT TO CHANGE THE WORLD.

I WANT TO LEND TO THE POOR.

I WANT TO GIVE TO THE POOR

AND I'M LENDING TO THE

LORD.

WHEN YOU BECOME PART OF "THE

700 CLUB," YOU BECOME A PART

OF ALL OF THAT.

BECAUSE A PORTION GOES INTO

"OPERATION BLESSING" TO HELP

PEOPLE IN NEED, AND ANOTHER

PORTION GOES INTO THE CBN

INTERNATIONAL, WHERE WE HAVE

15 PRODUCTION CENTERS AROUND

THE WORLD, WHERE WE TRAIN

CHRISTIANS HOW TO PRODUCE

CHRISTIAN TELEVISION IN

THEIR OWN LANGUAGE, SHOWING

TESTIMONIES OF WHAT JESUS IS

DOING IN THEIR CULTURE.

AND ALL OF THAT IS MADE

POSSIBLE BECAUSE PEOPLE LIKE

YOU CARE ENOUGH TO GIVE.

SO IF YOU WANT TO SEE THE

GOSPEL GO AROUND THE WORLD,

IF YOU WANT TO SEE POOR

PEOPLE HELPED AROUND THE

WORLD, IF YOU WANT TO MAKE A

DIFFERENCE IN TODAY'S WORLD,

GIVE US A CALL AND SAY, YES,

I WANT TO JOIN "THE 700

CLUB."

THE NUMBER IS TOLL-FREE,

1-800-759-0700.

HOW MUCH IS IT?

$20 A MONTH.

NOW, WHEN YOU JOIN, WHEN YOU

CALL, I'VE GOT SOMETHING FOR

YOU, AND IT'S "GOD'S PLAN

FOR AMERICA."

IT IS MY FATHER'S LATEST

TEACHING.

"HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE DAYS

AHEAD."

IF YOU'VE BEEN LISTENING TO

A LOT OF GLOOM AND DOOM

ABOUT AMERICA'S FUTURE, YOU

NEED TO HAVE THIS.

IT WILL ENCOURAGE YOU.

IT WILL LET YOU KNOW THAT

GOD HASN'T GIVEN UP ON HIS

PLAN FOR AMERICA.

AND THAT PLAN INCLUDES A

HOPE AND A FUTURE.

THIS IS THE GREATEST NATION

THE WORLD HAS EVER SEEN, AND

GOD HASN'T GIVEN UP ON HIS

PLAN.

SO IF YOU'D LIKE THAT,

BECOME A MEMBER OF "THE 700

CLUB."

CALL US RIGHT NOW.

1-800-759-0700.

TERRY?

Terry: I'D LIKE TO SHOW

YOU SPECIFICALLY HOW

BECOMING A "THE 700 CLUB"

MEMBER HELPS YOU CHANGE THE

WORLD.

HER PARENTS COULDN'T AFFORD

THE SURGERY SHE NEEDED, BUT

THEY REFUSED TO GIVE UP

HOPE, AND THEIR PERSISTENCE

SAVED HER LIFE.

BO SHO IS ONLY 13 YEARS OLD,

BUT SHE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH A

HEART DEFECT WHEN SHE WAS

THREE, AND HAS HAD TO FIGHT

FOR HER LIFE EVER SINCE.

CHO LIN ALWAYS HAD A

REALLY HARD TIME BREATHING,

ESPECIALLY WHEN IT WAS VERY

HOT OR VERY COLD.

WE TRIED TO SEND HER TO

SCHOOL MANY TIMES, BUT SHE

WAS TOO WEAK AND THEY ALWAYS

SENT HER HOME.

EVERY TIME MY FRIENDS

ASKED ME TO PLAY WITH THEM,

I COULDN'T.

I COULDN'T EVEN WALK.

THE MOST I COULD DO WAS CUT

OUT PAPER FIGURES ON MY

BED.

Terry: CHO LIN

DESPERATELY NEEDED HEART

SURGERY, BUT SINCE MR. BOW

IS A POOR FARMER, THERE WAS

NO WAY HE COULD PAY FOR IT,

AND DOCTORS OFFERED NO

HOPE.

THE DOCTORS SAID CHO LIN

WASN'T WORTH MUCH, AND SINCE

HER HEART PROBLEM WAS SO

COMPLICATED, WE SHOULD JUST

FORGET ABOUT TRYING TO SAVE

HER LIFE.

BUT CHO LIN IS OUR ONLY

DAUGHTER.

HOW COULD I SIT BY AND WATCH

HER DIE?

THE THOUGHT OF LOSING MY

DAUGHTER BROKE MY HEART AND

BROUGHT ME TO TEARS.

Terry: MR. AND MRS. BOW

REFUSED TO GIVE UP HOPE

GETTING HELP FOR CHO LIN.

CHO LIN KNEW SHE MIGHT

DIE, AND WHEN SHE ASKED ME

WHY I WASN'T GETTING HER

SURGERY, IT WAS VERY HARD TO

EXPLAIN THAT WE DIDN'T HAVE

ENOUGH MONEY.

I JUST SAID, PLEASE, CHO

LIN, JUST WAIT.

MAYBE SOME DAY.

Terry: AND THEN THEY

HEARD THAT CBN WAS COMING TO

TOWN TO HELP CHILDREN IN

LEAD.

AND CHO LIN WAS AT THE TOP

OF THE LIST.

A DOCTOR REPAIRED THE WHOLE

IN CHO LIN'S HEART AND

REPOSITIONED HER ARTERY.

SON CHO LIN WAS BACK IN

SCHOOL, PLAYING WITH HER

FRIENDS AND HEALTHIER THAN

SHE HAD BEEN HER ENTIRE

LIFE.

WE DON'T HAVE TO WORRY

ABOUT CHO LIN DYING

ANYMORE.

AND THAT IS SUCH A RELIEF.

MY DAUGHTER IS SO

DIFFERENT NOW.

SHE HAS ENERGY AND HOPE.

SHE WAS SLIPPING OUT OF OUR

HANDS, AND YOU CAME TO HER

RESCUE AT JUST THE RIGHT

TIME.

WE WILL NEVER FORGET THE

CARE YOU HAD FOR CHO LIN AND

MY FAMILY.

I CUT THIS OUT FOR YOU

BECAUSE I WANT TO THANK YOU

FOR SAVING MY LIFE.

THANK YOU, CBN.

Terry: THE DOCTORS SAID

HER LIFE WASN'T WORTH VERY

MUCH, BUT HER HEAVENLY

FATHER SAID THIS CHILD IS

VALUABLE.

AND HE SAID IT THROUGH YOU.

YOU SEE, WHEN YOU JOIN "THE

700 CLUB," YOU HELP US TOUCH

LIVES IN A VERY MEANINGFUL,

SIGNIFICANT WAY.

THAT'S WHY WE'RE ASKING YOU

TO GO TO YOUR PHONE RIGHT

NOW AND JOIN WITH US, AS WE

REACH OUT TO THE WORLD WITH

THE LOVE OF GOD.

OUR NUMBER IS TOLL-FREE,

1-800-759-0700.

THERE IT IS ON YOUR SCREEN.

LET ME SHOW YOU THE OPTIONS

YOU HAVE OF JOINING "THE 700

CLUB."

MAYBE YOU'VE NEVER JOINED

BEFORE, AND YOU JUST WANT TO

START BY BECOMING "THE 700

CLUB" MEMBER.

THAT'S 65 CENTS A DAY, $20 A

MONTH.

IF YOU'RE ALREADY "THE 700

CLUB" MEMBER, JOIN AT THE

GOLD LEVEL, WHICH IS $40.

WE HAVE THOUSAND CLUB

MEMBERS, WHICH IS $84.

AND OUR FOUNDERS COME IN

WITH $417 A MONTH.

AND WE HAVE SOMETHING CALLED

THE CHAIRMAN'S CIRCLE, FOR

PEOPLE WHO GIVE $10,000 OR

MORE A YEAR.

ASK GOD WHAT HE WOULD HAVE

YOU DO.

CAN YOU IMAGINE BEING THE

FATHER OF THIS LITTLE GIRL,

AND SHE IS SAYING, DAD, HELP

ME.

AND HE CAN'T DO IT BY

HIMSELF.

AND HE IS SAYING, JUST

WAIT.

JUST WAIT.

AND LET'S STEP UP TO THE

PLATE AND MAKE A

DIFFERENCE.

WE JUST STARTED THAT $50,000

CHALLENGE, AND THAT MEANS

WHEN YOU JOIN RIGHT NOW,

EVERY DOLLAR YOU PLEDGE WILL

BE MATCHED, DOLLAR FOR

DOLLAR, UP TO AND INCLUDING

$50,000.

DON'T MISS OUT ON THAT

OPPORTUNITY.

1-800-759-0700.

I THINK WE'RE GOING OVER

TO -- WE'RE GOING TO YOU.

Gordon: ME.

TODAY MORE AMERICANS THEN

EVER ARE STRUGGLING TO PUT

FOOD ON THE TABLE.

THAT'S WHY "OPERATION

BLESSING" IS THERE, HELPING

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE FEED

THEIR FAMILIES.

Reporter: BRIAN FRENCH

IS A DIESEL TECHNICIAN, BUT

SINCE THE DECLINE IN THE

ECONOMY, BUSINESS IS SLOW.

HIS WIFE CATHY EXPLAINS.

THERE IS ONLY ENOUGH TO

PAY ALL OF THE BILLS.

YOU'RE ELECTRIC AND WATER

AND ALL OF THAT KIND OF

STUFF.

YOU CAN'T GO WITHOUT ANY OF

THAT.

BUT THEN THERE IS NOTHING

FOR FOOD.

Terry: CATHY WANTED TO

GET BACK INTO THE WORKFORCE,

BUT CHILD CARE COSTS MORE

THAN A JOB WOULD BRING IN.

THEY DIDN'T KNOW HOW THEY

WERE GOING TO FEED THEIR

FAMILY OF SIX.

THEN CATHY HEARD ABOUT BIG

REACH CENTER OF HOPE,

SUPPORTED BY "OPERATION

BLESSING."

THE DIRECTOR SAYS THE PAST

FEW YEARS HAVE BEEN

DIFFICULT FOR MANY FAMILIES

IN NORTHEAST OHIO.

PEOPLE JUST CAN'T DO IT.

AND THEY CAN'T AFFORD TO GO

SOMEWHERE ELSEWHERE THERE IS

MORE WORK.

I WOULD SAY POVERTY HAS

INCREASED IN ALL AREAS,

PROBABLY ABOUT 30%, 40%.

Terry: WITH THAT KIND

OF AN INCREASE OF PEOPLE IN

NEED, "OPERATION BLESSING"'S

HELP IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN

EVER BEFORE.

TODAY, WITH OUR

DISTRIBUTION GOING ON, WE

ARE HELPING A LOT MORE

FAMILIES.

WE COULDN'T DO IT WITHOUT

"OPERATION BLESSING."

Terry: ANOTHER THING

THAT

MAKES

THIS PROGRAM

SPECIAL IS ITS VOLUNTEERS.

INCLUDING CATHY FRENCH.

ANYBODY WHO HAS BEEN

AFFILIATED WITH "OPERATION

BLESSING" AS CONTRIBUTORS,

AND WITH "BIG REACH," I WANT

TO THANK THEM FOR ALL

THEY'VE DONE, ALL THEIR

DONATIONS, ALL THEIR

GENEROSITY, THEY MEANT THE

WORLD TO US.

Gordon: IF YOU'RE A

MEMBER OF "THE 700 CLUB,"

YOU MEAN THE WORLD TO THEM.

IT IS BECAUSE OF YOU THAT

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS ABLE

TO FEED THREE MILLION

AMERICANS EVERY MONTH.

IT IS BECAUSE OF YOU, THAT

CBN INTERNATIONAL IS ABLE TO

PREACH THE GOSPEL AROUND THE

WORLD.

IT IS BECAUSE OF YOU WE'RE

ABLE TO HAVE THE REACH WE

HAVE.

IF YOU'RE NOT A MEMBER, JOIN

WITH US.

IT'S REAL EASY.

JUST PICK UP THE PHONE AND

CALL US.

1-800-759-0700.

JUST SAY, YES, I WANT TO

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

AND WHEN YOU CALL, ASK FOR

PLEDGE EXPRESS.

THAT'S ELECTRONIC MONTHLY

GIVING.

THE BANK DOES ALL OF THE

WORK.

THERE ARE NO CHECKS TO

WRITE, NOTHING TO MAIL IN.

WE CAN SEND AS OUR GIFT BACK

TO YOU, "POWER LIFE, FOR

LIFE," OUR MONTHLY GIVING

C.D.s.

SO CALL 1-800-759-0700, OR

GO TO CBN.COM.

LET'S GO TO KRISTI ON THE

PHONES.

Kristi: BETWEEN THE BAD

ECONOMY AND THE BICKERING

POLITICIANS, YOU MAY BE A

LITTLE DISCOURAGED ABOUT THE

STATE OF THE UNION, BUT YOU

SHOULDN'T BE.

WHY?

BECAUSE PAT ROBERTSON

EXPLAINS IN HIS NEW TEACHING

SERIES CALLED "GOD'S PLAN

FOR AMERICA."

AND HERE IS WHAT PEOPLE ARE

ALREADY SAYING ABOUT IT.

I WAS JUST WATCHING PAT'S

TEACHING ON GOD'S PLAN FOR

AMERICA AND WAS VERY

ENCOURAGED.

I THINK PAT'S TEACHING IS A

BREATH OF FRESH AIR IN AN

ELECTION SEASON, THAT THERE

IS SO MUCH NEGATIVE ON THE

TV RIGHT NOW, AND IT IS GOOD

TO KNOW THAT NO MATTER HOW

MUCH OF A DOWNWARD SPIRAL

OUR COUNTRY IS IN, GOD STILL

HAS A COVENANT FOR US.

PAT'S TEACHING WAS VERY

HISTORICALLY ACCURATE.

IT WAS VERY ENCOURAGING.

IT WAS POSITIVE NEWS FOR

TODAY.

IT WOULD BE GOOD FOR ANYBODY

WHO IS DISCOURAGED ABOUT THE

STATE OF OUR COUNTRY.

IT IS VERY GOOD NEWS.

Kristi: HERE IT IS

RIGHT HERE, "GOD'S PLAN FOR

AMERICA, HOW TO PREPARE FOR

THE DAYS AHEAD."

IT'S OUR GIFT FOR YOU WHEN

YOU BECOME "THE 700 CLUB"

MEMBER.

A PARTNER IS WHEN YOU GIVE

$20 A MONTH, 65 A DAY, BUT

WHEN YOU TAKE IT TO THE NEXT

LEVEL, THE GO GOLD LEVEL,

WE'RE GOING TO GIVE YOU THE

SAME D.V.D., BUT WE'RE GOING

TO GIVE YOU THREE.

TAKE ONE FOR YOURSELF, AND

GIVE THE OTHER TWO AWAY.

IF YOU SAY, I NEED MORE THAN

THREE, THAT'S OKAY, WE CAN

GIVE YOU FIVE, AND THAT'S

THE THOUSAND CLUB LEVEL, $84

A MONTH.

PICK UP THE PHONE AND CALL.

1-800-759-0700.

WE'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF A

CHALLENGE, WE'VE GOT 19

MINUTES LEFT ON THIS --

WHAT'S THE CHALLENGE?

THANK YOU.

THE $50,000 CHALLENGE.

EVERY DOLLAR YOU GIVE A

AUTOMATICALLY DOUBLED.

GORDON?

Gordon: DEXTER AND

CYNTHIA BROWN SPENT YEARS

FIGHTING ABOUT THEIR BILLS

RATHER THAN JUST PAYING

THEM.

THEIR BICKERING LED TO

BANKRUPTCY.

THEY WERE ONE DAY AWAY FROM

LOSING THEIR HOME.

THE WAY I WAS RAISED, THE

WIFE WOULD TAKE CARE OF THE

BILLS.

HUSBAND WOULD GO OUT AND

MAKE THE MONEY.

I THOUGHT THE HUSBAND

WOULD MAKE SURE THE BILLS

GET PAID AND THE FAMILY IS

WELL-TAKEN CARE OF.

Reporter: NEITHER

CYNTHIA OR HER HUSBAND'S

EXPECTATIONS WERE MADE.

NO ONE MADE A BUDGET, AND NO

ONE KEPT UP WITH THE BILLS.

THE UTILITY BILLS AND

REGULAR BILLS, WE WOULD PUT

THAT ON THE BACK BURNER AND

SPEND MONEY ON THE THINGS WE

WANTED.

I DIDN'T UNDERSTAND HOW

HE COULD BE A BUDGET ANALYST

AND HANDLE SO MUCH MONEY

DURING THE DAY, AND COME

HOME AND EVERYTHING WAS A

MESS.

Reporter: INCLUDING THE

BROWN'S MARRIAGE.

I STARTED BLAMING MY

WIFE.

AND MY WIFE STARTED BLAMING

ME.

ME, AS A WOMAN, I NEED TO

FEEL SAFE, AND I DIDN'T FEEL

SAFE.

Reporter: THAT'S

BECAUSE CYNTHIA AND DEXTER

WERE $15,000 IN DEBT.

THEIR CABLE WAS CUT OFF AND

ALL FOUR CARS WERE

REPOSSESSED.

THEY FILED FOR BANKRUPTCY.

AND THEN THINGS GOT WORSE.

THEY RECEIVED A SECOND

FORECLOSURE NOTICE SAYING IF

THEY DIDN'T PAY $2,000

IMMEDIATELY, THEY WOULD BE

EVICTED FROM THEIR HOME.

I TURNED TO GOD AND I

SAID IF YOU HELP ME GET BACK

ON TRACK, I'M GOING TO DO

THE RIGHT THING.

Reporter: JUST BEFORE

THEY WERE TO BE EVICTED, THE

BROWNS SOLD A VAN THEY

RECEIVED AS A GIFT FOR, YOU

GUESSED IT, $2,000.

SO THEY DIDN'T HAVE TO LEAVE

HOME.

I HAD TO SWALLOW MY PRIDE

AND ASK FOR HELP.

Reporter: A FRIEND FROM

CHURCH HELPED THEM SORT

THROUGH THEIR FINANCES AND

MAKE A BUDGET.

BUT THEIR REAL BREAKTHROUGH

CAME WHEN THEY DECIDED TO

MAKE TITHING A PRIORITY.

I KNEW I WAS SUPPOSED TO

GIVE TO "THE 700 CLUB," AND

I KNEW GOD WAS TUGGING ON MY

HEART TO GIVE.

Reporter: SO CYNTHIA

CALLED AND PLEDGED HER

SUPPORT TO CBN.

AND DEXTER NOTICED SOMETHING

DIFFERENT ABOUT HIS WIFE.

HER SPIRIT CHANGED.

SHE WAS A KINDER PERSON.

AND I WANTED WHAT SHE HAD,

SO I STARTED WATCHING AS

WELL.

EVERY TIME I WATCHED CBN, IT

BLESSED ME.

SO I THOUGHT, MAYBE WE

SHOULD GIVE MORE.

SO WE AGREED TO INCREASE OUR

GIVING AND NOW WE DON'T EVEN

MISS IT.

Reporter: IT

HAS

BEEN

OVER SEVEN YEARS SINCE THE

BROWNS STARTED TITHING AND

THEY'VE PAID OFF EVERY BIT

OF THE $15,000, AND THEY

WORKED OUT THE KINKS IN

THEIR MARRIAGE.

I'M THE BILL PAYER.

I MAKE SURE I KEEP UP WITH

THE CHECKBOOK.

ME, ON THE OTHER HAND, I

LOOK TO DO THE INVESTING

PART AND NEGOTIATING THE

REAL ESTATE DEALS.

Reporter: REAL ESTATE

DEALS?

THAT'S RIGHT, DEXTER AND

CYNTHIA NOW HAVE TWO HOUSES,

AND THEY'RE GETTING READY TO

BUY ANOTHER.

AND THEY HAVE A SAVINGS

ACCOUNT.

JUST TODAY I GO TO THE

MAILBOX, AND THERE IS A

CHECK IN THE MAIL.

AND I MEAN, FROM OUT OF

NOWHERE.

IT IS, LIKE, SO AMAZING.

Reporter: IT IS A

RICHER AND FULLER LIFE THAN

THE BROWNS EVER HAD BEFORE.

AND THEY SAY

IT STARTED WITH

TWO THINGS: SURRENDER AND

OBEDIENCE.

ME AND MY HUSBAND, WE HAD

TO START PRAYING TOGETHER.

WE HAD TO START WORKING

TOGETHER.

WE HAD TO MAKE SURE WE TOOK

CARE OF WHAT WAS IMPORTANT.

THE TITHING, THE OFFERING,

AND "THE 700 CLUB."

AT FIRST I WAS JUST

SELFISH, I THOUGHT I COULD

MANAGE IT ALL ON MY OWN.

IT WASN'T UNTIL I PUT GOD

FIRST THAT THE BLESSINGS

TRULY STARTED TO FLOW.

TEST GOD IN THIS AREA.

GIVE, AND GOD WILL, IN

RETURN, GIVE TO YOU.

Gordon: HERE IT IS FROM

LUKE, EXACTLY WHAT DEXTER

JUST QUOTED, LUKES 6: 38:

"GIVE, AND IT WILL BE GIVEN

TO YOU.

A GOOD MEASURE, PRESSED

DOWN, SHAKEN, AND RUNNING

OVER, WILL YOU POURED INTO

YOUR LAP.

FOR WITH THE MEASURE YOU

USE, IT WILL BE GIVEN TO

YOU."

WE CALL IT THE LAW OF

RECIPROCITY.

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO GET

THIS LAW WORKING?

WELL, YOU'VE GOT TO START

IT.

YOU'VE GOT TO START GIVING.

THAT'S WHAT DEXTER AND

CYNTHIA DID, THEY STARTED

GIVING.

EVEN THOUGH IT LOOKED

HOPELESS, EVEN THOUGH IT

LOOKED LIKE THEY WERE GOING

TO BE EVICTED, GOD TURNED IT

ALL AROUND FOR THEM AND SET

THEM ON THE ROAD.

WAS IT AN INSTANT THING?

NO.

IT TAKES A WHILE.

THAT'S HOW GOD WORKS.

AND HE WANTS TO DO IT FOR

YOU.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS TRUST

HIM.

IF YOU WANT TO GIVE RIGHT

NOW, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS

PICK UP THE PHONE AND CALL

US.

1-800-759-0700.

JUST SAY, YES, I WANT TO

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

HOW MUCH IS IT?

JUST $20 A MONTH, 65 CENTS A

DAY.

AND YOU JOIN WITH TENS OF

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE THAT

WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN

TODAY'S WORLD.

IF THAT'S YOU, CALL US RIGHT

NOW.

SCOTT ARNOLD IS A SUCCESSFUL

BUSINESSMAN WITH A GREAT

FAMILY AND A BEAUTIFUL

HOME.

BUT JUST SEVEN YEARS AGO,

SCOTT WAS LIVING IN A

CARDBOARD BOX AND EATING OUT

OF A DUMPSTER.

MY FIRST WIFE DIED OF

BREAST CANCER, AND WHEN SHE

PASSED AWAY, I REALLY

FLOUNDERED.

AND I ENDED UP BEING

HOMELESS IN THE STREETS OF

TUCSON, ARIZONA.

Reporter: IN 2005,

SCOTT GOT OFF THE STREETS

AND THE DRUGS.

HE BECAME A CHRISTIAN AND

LEARNED ABOUT TITHING.

WHEN SCOTT GOT A JOB WORKING

CONSTRUCTION, HE DECIDED IT

WAS TIME TO PUT WHAT HE

LEARNED INTO PRACTICE.

IT WAS VERY DIFFICULT AT

FIRST BECAUSE FOR ME TO GIVE

MONEY WHEN I WAS JUST COMING

OUT OF THE STREETS WAS A BIG

DECISION.

RIGHT AWAY I STARTED SEEING

THE SUPER NATURAL FAVOR OF

GOD.

I WENT FROM LIVING IN A

HALFWAY HOUSE TO GETTING MY

OWN APARTMENT.

Reporter: SCOTT WANTED

TO HELP OTHERS, AND BEGAN

PRAYING FOR A JOB AT A LOCAL

REHABILITATION CENTER.

HE WAS HIRED A FEW MONTHS

LATER.

I STARTED PRAYING.

OTHERS HAD COLLEGE DEGREES,

WANTED THAT POSITION, AND

THEY HIRED ME BECAUSE THEY

JUST SAW THE LOVE I HAVE FOR

OTHER PEOPLE, AND HOW MUCH I

WANTED TO HELP OTHER PEOPLE

GET BETTER.

Reporter: SCOTT WAS

OFFERED THE POSITION OF

RESIDENT MANAGER IN 2006.

JUST THREE YEARS LATER, HE

RECEIVED ANOTHER PROMOTION.

GOD GAVE ME PROMOTIONS

THAT NO MAN COULD GIVE ME.

Reporter: IN 2010, SCOT

SCOTT BECAME A "THE 700

CLUB" MEMBER.

PAT ROBERTSON AND "THE

700 CLUB" WERE GOING OUT AND

HELPING POOR PEOPLE, HELPING

DISADVANTAGED PEOPLE, AND

BUILDING WELLS IN COUNTRIES

LIKE AFRICA, WHERE PEOPLE

ARE STARVING TO DEATH ON A

DAILY BASIS.

I'M NOT ABLE TO TAKE

MISSIONARY TRIPS YET, BUT I

CAN CERTAINLY BE A PART OF

"THE 700 CLUB" AND HELP WITH

WHAT THEY'RE DOING ALL OVER

THE WORLD.

Reporter: TODAY SCOTT

IS HAPPILY MARRIED WITH A

FAMILY, AND HE OWNS HIS OWN

HOME AND CONSIDERS TITHING

THE REASON FOR HIS SUCCESS.

I LIVED IN A CARDBOARD

BOX SEVEN AND A HALF YEARS

AGO.

I LIVED IN DUMPSTERS, EATING

OUT OF DUMPSTERS.

AND NOW GOD HAS PROVIDED AN

INCREDIBLE HOME WHERE I CAN

HAVE BIBLE STUDIES IN MY

HOUSE.

IT'S JUST -- IT'S NOT A

CASTLE, BUT IT'S MY CASTLE.

I COULDN'T DO WHAT HE IS

DOING FOR ME.

SO IF YOU'RE OUT THERE

THINKING, I DON'T HAVE THE

RESOURCES TO TITHE, IF

YOU'RE OUT THERE IT'S TOO

MUCH TO ASK, JUST GOD.

IF YOU TRUST HIM TO BE YOUR

ETERNAL SAVIOR, AND NOW

TRUST HIM WITH YOUR MONEY.

IT IS THE NEXT STEP.

IT IS THE ONLY STEP TO TAKE,

AND HE WILL NOT LET YOU

DOWN.

Gordon: IF YOU TRUST

HIM TO BE YOUR ETERNAL

SAVIOR, TRUST HIM WITH YOUR

MONEY.

YOU CAN DO THAT, AND WHEN

YOU DO THAT, YOU WILL FIND

THE SAME THING THAT SCOTT

FOUND.

THAT GOD WANTS TO BLESS

YOU.

IF YOU WANT TO START THAT,

GIVE US A CALL.

CALL.

1-800-759-0700.

SAY, YES, I WANT TO JOIN

"THE 700 CLUB."

IT IS JUST $20 A MONTH, 65

CENTS A DAY.

IF I CAN GET A DRUMROLL,

WE'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF A

$50,000.

PARTNERS ARE SAYING, THAT'S

NOT ENOUGH TO DO WHAT IS

NEEDED IN THE WORLD TODAY.

THEY WANT TO ADD ANOTHER

$75,000, AND TAKE IT TO

$125,000.

LORD, WE ASK FOR BLESSING

OVER THIS CHALLENGE.

WE ASK FOR BLESSING FOR THE

PARTNERS OF CBN.

WE ASK THAT YOU WOULD OPEN

THE WINDOWS OF HEAVEN AND

POUR OUT SUCH PROVISION THAT

THEY CAN'T CONTAIN IT.

YOU WERE ABLE TO PROSPER

EVEN IN THE MIDDLE OF A

FAMINE, AND SO WE ASK FOR

THAT.

WE ASK FOR BLESSING, THAT

YOU WOULD SUPPLY ALL THEIR

NEEDS ACCORDING TO YOUR

RICHES AND GLORY.

AND WE ASK IT ALL IN JESUS'

NAME.

AMEN.

YOU HEARD IT, $125,000.

23 MINUTES TO GO ON THAT

CLOCK.

SO WE NEED TO HEAR FROM

YOU.

AND WE'RE ASKING YOU TO

JOIN, TO SAY, YES, I WANT TO

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

SOME OF YOU SAY I CAN JOIN

AT A HIGHER LEVEL.

I CAN GO AT "THE 700 CLUB"

GOLD, THAT'S $40 A MONTH.

AND THERE IS THOUSAND LEVEL,

WHICH IS $84 A MONTH.

AT WHATEVER LEVEL GOD IS

SPEAKING TO YOU TO GIVE, NOW

IS THE TIME TO DO IT.

WE HAVE $125,000 ON A

CHALLENGE, AND WE NEED TO

HEAR FROM YOU.

SO CALL US NOW.

1-800-759-0700.

TERRY?

Terry: WHEN YOU DO JOIN

"THE 700 CLUB," YOU'RE

HELPING FAMILIES IN NEED

LITERALLY ALL OVER THE

WORLD.

LIKE ONE COUPLE IN CHINA WHO

HAD TO MAKE AN AGONIZING

DECISION.

BOTH OF THEIR CHILDREN WERE

BORN DEAF, BUT THEY CAN ONLY

AFFORD ONE HEARING AID.

Reporter: 4-YEAR-OLD

CHO JA LOOKS UP TO HER BIG

BROTHER, PEN WAY.

BOTH CHILDREN WERE BORN

DEAF.

PEOPLE ALWAYS POINTED AT

MY CHILDREN, AND OTHER KIDS

MAKE FUN OF THEM, AND HATE

THEM JUST BECAUSE THEY ARE

DEAF.

IT ALWAYS BROKE MY HEART.

AND THERE WAS NEVER ANYTHING

I COULD DO TO CHANGE

THINGS.

Reporter: SO MR. WANG

SOLD EVERYTHING HE HAD TO

TRY TO BUY THE HEARING AIDS,

BUT HE CAME UP SHORT AND

COULD ONLY AFFORD ONE.

I DECIDED TO GIVE IT TO

PEN WAY SINCE HE IS OLDER.

I THOUGHT IF HE COULD HEAR,

HE COULD HELP HIS SISTER.

I REALLY WANTED MY SISTER

TO HEAR AND SPEAK LIKE ME.

Reporter: THE WANGS

SENT BOTH CHILDREN TO A

SPEECH REHABILITATION

CENTER.

PEN WAY DID WELL.

BUT WITHOUT A HEARING EIGHT,

CHAID, CHO JA WAS STUCK.

THE LEARNING GAP BETWEEN CHO

JA AND PEN WAY CONTINUED TO

GROW, AND THE POOR COUPLE

FEARED THEY WOULD HAVE TO

PULL THE CHILDREN OUT OF

CLASS BECAUSE THEY COULDN'T

MAINTAIN THE REHABILITATION

FEES ON THEIR INCOME.

I FELT SO HELPLESS.

I ONLY MAY $6 OR $7 THAT

DAY.

I PRAYED GOD WOULD MAKE A

WAY FOR MY CHILDREN TO HEAR

AND SPEAK.

I DIDN'T WANT TO WATCH THEM

GET MOCKED ANYMORE.

IF ONLY SOMEONE COULD HELP

US AND RELEASE US FROM THIS

HEAVY BURDEN.

Reporter: GOD ANSWERED

THE WANG'S PRAYERS WHEN CBN

HEARD ABOUT THEIR PROBLEMS.

WE PROVIDED CHO JA WITH A

HEARING AID AND PROVIDED A

WAY FOR THEM TO STAY IN

REHABILITATION.

WHEN I HEARD MY DAUGHTER

SAY MAMA, I ALMOST CRIED.

ALL OF MY ANXIETY WENT

AWAY.

Reporter: THE CHILDREN

ARE MAKING GREAT IMPROVEMENT

WITH THEIR SPEECH.

AND TODAY CHO JA CAN

COMMUNICATE, JUST LIKE THE

OTHER KIDS.

I'M SO PROUD OF MY

SISTER.

NOW MY KIDS WON'T BE

TEASED ANYMORE, AND THEY

WILL HAVE A BRIGHT FUTURE.

YOU MADE A WAY FOR US

DURING OUR HARDEST TIMES.

I THANK YOU VERY MUCH, AND I

THANK THE LORD.

I LOVE YOU, CBN.

Terry: YOU KNOW, IN

ANOTHER CULTURE, WHEN A

CHILD IS BORN WITH A

PHYSICAL NEED, THEY'RE

MOCKED AND LOOKED DOWN

UPON.

PEOPLE TELL THEIR PARENTS

THEY MUST HAVE BEEN CURSED.

IT CARRIES A HUGE WEIGHT,

AND THEY DON'T HAVE THE SAME

KIND OF SYSTEMS AVAILABLE TO

THEM THAT WE HAVE HERE IN

THE UNITED STATES.

SOMETHING AS SIMPLE AS A

HEARING AID CAN CHANGE A

CHILD'S LIFE.

YOU HELPED PROVIDE THAT IN

THIS INSTANCE IN CHINA, BUT

YOU'RE DOING WORK LIKE THIS

ALL AROUND THE WORLD IF YOUR

A "700 CLUB" MEMBER.

WE'RE OUT ON A MISSION TO

CHANGE THE WORLD, AND WE'RE

DOING IT ONE PERSON, ONE

FAMILY AT A TIME.

YOU CAN BE A PART OF THAT.

IT IS SO SATISFYING TO KNOW

THAT YOU CAN MAKE A

DIFFERENCE IN THE NEED OF

SOMEONE ELSE.

GO TO YOUR PHONE AND CALL

RIGHT NOW.

OUR NUMBER IS TOLL-FREE.

IT'S 1-800-759-0700.

WE HAVE $125,000 CHALLENGE

BEFORE US RIGHT NOW.

SO WHEN YOU JOIN "THE 700

CLUB," YOUR GIFT IS GOING TO

GO TWICE AS FAR.

IT WILL BE MATCHED DOLLAR

FOR DOLLAR.

SO JOIN NOW.

635 CENT65 CENTS A DAY, $20

A MONTH.

IF YOU'RE ALREADY A CLUB

MEMBER, GO UP TO THE GOLD

LEVEL, WHICH IS $40.

WE HAVE A THOUSAND LEVEL,

$84 A MONTH.

OUR FOUNDERS JOIN US AT $417

A MONTH.

DO SOMETHING TODAY TO MAKE A

DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF

SOMEONE ELSE.

CALL OUR TOLL-FREE NUMBER

NOW.

GORDON?

Gordon: 5-YEAR-OLD

MARIA IS LOOKING FORWARD TO

HAVING A NEW BABY SISTER.

BUT WHEN THE BABY WAS BORN,

BOTH MARIA AND HER MOTHER

WERE SHOCKED BY WHAT THEY

SAW.

Reporter: 5-YEAR-OLD

MARIA STILL REMEMBERS THE

DAY WHEN SHE CAME HOME FROM

SCHOOL AND SAW HER BABY

SISTER FOR THE FIRST TIME.

SIX MONTHS LATER, SHE IS

STILL SHOCKED BY HER

APPEARANCE.

I ASKED MY MAMA IF SHE

DROPPED MY BABY SISTER TO

MAKE HER MOUTH LOOK LIKE

THAT.

I TOLD MY DAUGHTER, NO, I

DIDN'T DROP HER.

I FELT SO BAD.

SHE COULDN'T SWALLOW

ENOUGH MILK.

IT WAS COMING OUT OF THE

NOSE AND SHE WOULD CHOKE ON

IT.

Reporter: CARMEN'S

ALCOHOLIC HUSBAND HAD

ABANDONED THE FAMILY WHEN

SHE WAS STILL PREGNANT WITH

NAOMI.

THAT'S WHEN CBN OFFERED TO

HELP.

WE SET UP A FREE SURGERY FOR

THE BABY IN A HOSPITAL IN

LIMA, PERU.

A FEW MONTHS AFTER THE

OPERATION, WE WENT BACK TO

SEE HOW NAOMI IS DOING.

EVERYONE IS HAPPY NOW

BECAUSE SHE CAN SMILE AND

DRINK HER MILK.

Reporter: AND WHEN

5-YEAR-OLD MARIA SAW HER

SISTER'S MOUTH AFTER

SURGERY, HER REACTION WAS

PRICELESS.

SHE SAID, MOMMY, MOMMY,

HER MOUTH IS HEALED.

LOOK, MAMA, IT'S ALL

BETTER.

I AM VERY HAPPY BECAUSE

NOW MAY BABY SISTER CAN

SMILE.

THANK YOU, CBN, FOR FIXING

NAOMI'S LIP.

Gordon: THANK YOU IF

YOU'RE A MEMBER OF "THE 700

CLUB," BECAUSE YOU'RE PART

OF FIXING THAT SMILE.

WHAT A GREAT BLESSING IT IS

FOR THAT FAMILY, FOR THAT

BABY TO BE ABLE TO SMILE.

IF YOU'RE NOT A MEMBER, CALL

US.

CALL US RIGHT NOW,

1-800-759-0700.

WE'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF A

$125,000 CHALLENGE.

AND IF WE GET THE RED NUMBER

UP, WE'VE GOT $62,000 TO GO

AGAINST THAT WITH JUST 16

MINUTES ON THE CLOCK, SO WE

NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU.

WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS, 2500

CLUB MEMBER SAYING I WANT TO

DOUBLE THIS YEAR AND GO TO

FOUNDER.

$5,000.

[APPLAUSE AND CHEERS]

Gordon: PITTSBURGH,

PENNSYLVANIA, A FOUNDER,

$6,000.

A BRAND NEW PARTNER.

WE'RE DOWN TO $51,000 ON

THAT RED NUMBER.

15 MINUTES AND 41 SECONDS TO

GO.

CALL US RIGHT NOW.

1-800-759-0700.

LET'S GO TO WENDY AT THE

PHONES.

Wendy: THANKS, GORDON.

IF YOU WATCH THE NEWS, YOU

MAY THINK AMERICA'S BEST

DAYS ARE OVER.

BUT THAT'S NOT THE CASE.

AND YOU'LL FIND OUT WHY IN

PAT ROBERTSON'S LATEST

TEACHING "GOD'S PLAN FOR

AMERICA."

Wendy: GOD HAS A GREAT

PLAN FOR YOU, AND I PRAY

TODAY WITH YOU THAT THE GOD

OF ALL HOPE WILL GIVE YOU

HOPE AND FAITH TO BELIEVE

THAT THE BEST IS YET TO COME

IN YOUR LIFE.

ONE OF THE GREATEST WAYS TO

BE BLESSED IS TO GIVE.

YOU KNOW, THE BIBLE SAYS

GIVE AND IT SHALL BE GIVEN

UNTO YOU.

YOU CANNOT OUTGIVE GOD.

AND CBN -- I'VE BEEN HERE

ALMOST 14 YEARS, AND THIS IS

ONE OF THE BEST PLACES TO

GIVE.

I GIVE.

I'M A PARTNER.

TO PUT YOUR MONEY AND TO SEE

THAT THEY HELP PEOPLE WHO

CAN'T HELP THEMSELVES.

THIS IS THE PLACE TO DO IT

IF YOU WANT TO BE BLESSED IN

YOUR LIFE.

WHEN YOU DO, WE HAVE A FREE

GIFT FOR YOU.

IT'S CALLED "GOD'S PLAN FOR

AMERICA, HOW TO PREPARE FOR

THE DAYS AHEAD."

CALL 1-800-759-0700, OR YOU

CAN LOG ON TO CBN.COM.

MAYBE YOU'RE ALREADY A

PARTNER.

WE WANT TO SAY THANK YOU SO

MUCH FOR HELPING US.

MAYBE IT IS TIME TO TAKE IT

TO THE NEXT LEVEL, $40.

WE'RE GOING TO GIVE YOU

THREE.

ONE FOR YOU, AND TWO TO GIVE

AWAY TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

MAYBE YOU CAN DO THE

THOUSAND CLUB LEVEL, $84 A

MONTH.

WE'RE GOING TO GIVE YOU FIVE

DVDS, SO YOU'LL HAVE PLENTY

TO GIVE AROUND TO FRIENDS

AND FAMILIES.

"GOD'S GIFT TO AMERICA" IS

OUR FREE GIFT TO YOU.

PLEASE, DON'T DELAY.

THIS IS OUR LAST DAY OF

TELETHON, AND WE NEED YOU.

SO PLEASE GO TO YOUR

TELEPHONES RIGHT NOW.

GORDON?

Gordon: OVER THE PAST

THREE YEARS, AMERICA'S

TRUCKING INDUSTRY IS HIT

HARD BY THE RECESSION.

FOR RICKY AND THIS WIFE,

BUSINESS WENT DOWN AND THEN

THE BILLS PILED UP.

Reporter: AS OWNERS OF

A TRUCKING COMPANY, RICKY

AND WINNA BIDS FOUND THE

BILLS GO FROM $25,000 A WEEK

TO $50,000 A WEEK.

THE ECONOMY TIGHTENED

UP.

EVERYTHING WE HAD WAS

SINKING INTO THE BUSINESS.

WE COULDN'T BE ABLE TO HOLD

OUT MUCH LONGER.

WE SAY, GOD, THIS IS IN

YOUR HANDS.

WE'RE TRYING TO GLORIFY

YOU.

IF HE WANTS US IN BUSINESS,

HE'LL KEEP US THERE.

Reporter: RICKY AND

WINNA WERE FAITHFUL TITHERS

AND HAD BEEN CBN PARTNERS

FOR YEARS.

RICKY HAD A DESIRE TO GIVE

EVEN MORE.

MY FIRST RESPONSE WAS,

NOT RIGHT NOW.

WAIT UNTIL A BETTER TIME.

YOU CAN'T WAIT FOR A

CONVENIENT TIME BECAUSE THE

NEED IS HERE, THE

OPPORTUNITY IS HERE.

SO YOU'VE GOT TO JUST BE

WILLING TO TRUST GOD AND

LEAVE IT WITH HIM.

Reporter: SO THEY

CALLED CBN AND INCREASED

THEIR COMMITMENT FROM $20 TO

$500 A MONTH.

RICKY SCRAPED BY FROM WEEK

TO WEEK WITH NO REAL

CHANGE.

HOWEVER, WITH A NEW YEAR,

THEY SAW A MAJOR

BREAKTHROUGH IN THEIR

BUSINESS.

ALL OF A SUDDEN IT IS

LIKE A CHANGE IN THE

ATMOSPHERE.

WE'VE HAD LOCAL BUSINESS

KEEP US BUSY SIX DAYS A

WEEK.

I THOUGHT, THAT HAS TO BE

FROM GOD.

I TRIED FOR YEARS TO GET

LOCAL AND WE JUST COULDN'T

GET IT.

WE HAVE MORE FREIGHT THAN

WE CAN HANDLE.

WE'VE SIGNED TWO OR THREE

NEW CONTRACTS.

WE'VE SEEN GOD DO GREAT

THING FOR US.

Reporter: RECENTLY THEY

ADDED FOUR TRUCKS TO ITS

LINEUP.

IT IS THE ONLY PLACE IN

THE BIBLE WHERE GOD GIVES US

THE RIGHT TO TEST HIM.

HE SAYS TEST ME, TRY ME,

PROVE ME WITH YOUR

OFFERINGS, AND SEE IF I

DON'T OPEN UP THE WINDOWS OF

HEAVEN AND POUR YOU OUT A

BLESSING THAT YOU WOULDN'T

HAVE ROOM ENOUGH TO

CONTAIN.

I'M JUST CRAZY ENOUGH TO

BELIEVE THAT.

Gordon: AND YOU CAN BE

CRAZY ENOUGH TO BELIEVE

THAT, TOO.

WHEN GOD WRITES IT AND PUTS

IT DOWN IN HIS WORD, YOU CAN

STAND ON IT.

IT IS ONE OF THOSE GREAT

MYSTERIES, WHERE HE REQUIRES

US TO TRUST HIM.

TO SAY, I'LL PUT THE

PRINCIPLE INTO MOTION, AND

IT REQUIRES YOU TO GIVE, AND

THEN YOU GET THE BLESSING.

IF YOU WANT TO GIVE, GIVE US

A CALL, 1-800-759-0700.

JUST SAY, YES, I WANT TO BE

A PART OF IT.

I WANT TO BE A PART OF WATER

WELLS.

I WANT TO BE A PART OF CLEFT

PALLET SURGERIES.

I WANT TO BE A PART OF

CARING FOR ORPHANS.

I WANT TO BE A PART OF

MEDICAL MISSIONS.

I WANT TO BE A PART OF

PREACHING THE GOSPEL AROUND

THE WORLD.

IF THAT IS YOU, GIVE US A

CALL AND SAY, YES, I WANT TO

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

WHEN YOU CALL, ASK FOR

PLEDGE EXPRESS, ELECTRONIC

MONTHLY GIVING.

THE BANK DOES ALL OF THE

WORK.

WE SAVE SO MUCH ON THE

PROCESSING, WE CAN SEND BACK

TO YOU OUR GIFT TO YOU,

"POWER FOR LAV, LIFE," OUR

MONTHLY TEACHING C.D.s.

TERRY?

Terry: MORE THAN 90% OF

KIDS SAY THEY'VE BEEN

BULLIED AT SCHOOL.

BUT THE PROBLEM ISN'T JUST

IN AMERICA.

WE MET

A GIRL

IN

THE UKRAINE

WHO WAS BULLIED FOR LIFE.

Reporter: EVERY DAY THE

KIDS MAKE FUN OF HER BECAUSE

SHE WAS BORN WITH CROSSED

EYES.

WHEN I WALK, I HOLD MY

HEAD DOWN SO NOBODY WILL

LOOK AT ME.

CHILDREN CALL HER NAMES

LIKE UGLY AND CROSSED EYES.

SHE COMES HOME WITH HER EYES

RED AND SWOLLEN FROM

CRYING.

Reporter: AN TABER

ANATASHA KNOWS A SIMPLE

SURGERY CAN CORRECT HER

EYES, BUT SHE KNOWS HER

PARENTS DON'T HAVE ENOUGH

MONEY.

Reporter: A LOCAL

CHURCH HELPS THE FAMILY WITH

CLOTHING AND FOOD.

AT THE CHURCH, SHE HAS

LEARNED A LOT ABOUT JESUS

CHRIST.

I LEARNED THAT JESUS

LOVES EVERYONE, CHILDREN AND

GROWNUPS, AND HE EVEN LOVES

ME.

Reporter: SHE MADE

FRIENDS AT THE CHURCH AND

GAVE HER LIFE TO CHRIST.

SHE SAID IN TIME, SHE

LEARNED TO TRUST GOD WITH

ALL OF HER DREAMS.

I PRAYED AND ASKED GOD TO

MAKE MY EYES STRAIGHT AND

MAKE MY EYES BEAUTIFUL.

Reporter: THE

OPTHAMOLOGIST SAID SHE

NEEDED SURGERY, AND

"ORPHANS' PROMISE" AGREED TO

PAY FOR IT.

I WAS SO HAPPY WHEN I

FINALLY LEARNED I WOULD BE

ABLE TO HAVE SURGERY.

I NEVER THOUGHT SUCH A

WONDERFUL THING WOULD EVER

HAPPEN FOR US.

Reporter: AFTER 11

YEARS OF HOPING AND

DREAMING, ANASTASIA FINALLY

HAD THE SURGERY SHE NEEDED

AND LEFT THE HOSPITAL

FEELING LIKE A NEW GIRL.

RIGHT AFTER THE SURGERY,

I WAS SO HAPPY.

Reporter: AND ANASTASIA

IS NOT WORRIED ABOUT GOING

TO SCHOOL ANYMORE.

MY EYES ARE STRAIGHT NOW,

AND I DON'T HOLD MY HEAD

DOWN WHEN I WALK.

NO ONE MAKES FUN OF HER

ANYMORE.

I AM SO THANKFUL FOR THAT.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR

EVERYTHING YOU HAVE DONE FOR

ME.

Terry: SHE IS

INCREDIBLY BEAUTIFUL, ISN'T

SHE, AND YET A HEAD HUNG IN

SHAME.

SHE COULDN'T READ WELL

BECAUSE HER EYES WERE

CROSSED.

THAT AFFECTS YOUR VISION

COMPLETELY.

AND A MOTHER WHO'S HEART WAS

BROKEN FOR A DAUGHTER WHO

WAS BEING SHAMED EVERY DAY,

AND THERE WAS ABSOLUTELY

NOTHING SHE COULD DO ABOUT

IT.

AND THEN YOU STEPPED INTO

THE MIDST OF THAT.

YOU SEE, WHEN YOU BECOME A

CBN PARTNER, THAT'S THE KIND

OF CHANGE YOU MAKE POSSIBLE

IN PEOPLE'S LIVES.

IT SEEMS SO SIMPLE, BUT IT

CHANGES THEIR WORLD

COMPLETELY.

HELP US DO THAT IN THE LIVES

OF PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD.

AND WE'RE ALSO MEETING THE

NEEDS OF PEOPLE RIGHT HERE

AT HOME, IN THE UNITED

STATES OF AMERICA.

BE A PART OF THAT.

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB" RIGHT

NOW.

OUR NUMBER IS TOLL-FREE,

1-800-759-0700.

JUST CALL AND SAY, I WANT TO

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

LOTS OF CLUB LEVELS TO CLUES

FROM.

NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO,

YOU'LL HAVE THE SATISFACTION

OF KNOWING YOU'RE MAKING A

HUGE DIFFERENCE.

KRISTI, OVER TO YOU AT THE

PHONES.

Kristi: WHEN YOU CHOOSE

TO BECOME A "700 CLUB"

PARTNER, WE WANT TO GIVE YOU

THIS.

IT'S CALLED "GOD'S PLAN FOR

AMERICA."

PAT ROBERTSON TELLS US WHAT

SETS US APART FROM EVERY

OTHER NATION.

WE GAVE SOME OF OUR VIEWERS

A SNEAK PEEK, AND HERE IS

WHAT SOME HAVE TO SAY.

AS PAT WAS TEACHING THE

SCRIPTURE, IT WAS SO

ESSENTIAL FOR US TO

UNDERSTAND.

PAT'S TEACHING ON GOD'S PLAN

FOR AMERICA SHOWS US THAT WE

STILL HAVE HOPE.

THIS IS IMPORTANT FOR

TEENAGERS, FOR COLLEGE-AGED

STUDENTS, FOR WORKERS,

COUPLES, SENIOR CITIZENS.

GOD IS GRACIOUS AND

MERCIFUL.

READY TO FORGIVE, SO THERE

IS HOPE FOR THE FUTURE.

GOD MAKES PROMISES, AND HE

KEEPS HIS PROMISES.

Kristi: WE ALL KNOW

IT'S AN ELECTION YEAR, AND

SO MANY PEOPLE PUT THEIR

TRUST IN POLITICIANS OR OUR

LEADERS.

BUT YOU KNOW THE BOTTOM LINE

IS WE NEED TO PUT OUR TRUST

IN GOD.

WE NEED TO KNOW WHAT HIS

HEART IS, AND THE WAY WE DO

THAT IS BY SEEKING HIS

FAITH.

PAT MADE THIS, "GOD'S PLAN

FOR AMERICA."

THIS IS A GREAT TOOL TO SEE

WHAT GOD'S HEART IS FOR OUR

COUNTRY.

THIS IS OUR GIFT TO YOU.

THAT'S WHY WE WANT TO PUT IT

IN YOUR HANDS.

COUNSELLORS HAVE BEEN

CALLING IN SAYING I WANT TO

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB," NOT

JUST FOR WHAT YOU DO, BUT TO

HAVE THIS, "GOD'S PLAN FOR

AMERICA."

SO MANY PEOPLE HAVE WANTED

IT.

THAT'S WHY WE'RE DOING THIS,

WHEN YOU BECOME A "THE 700

CLUB" GOLD PARTNER, WHICH IS

$40 A MONTH, WE'RE GOING TO

GIVE YOU THREE D.V.D.s.

IF THREE IS NOT ENOUGH,

WE'LL GIVE YOU FIVE WHEN YOU

BECOME A THOUSAND CLUB

NOBODY AT $84 A MONTH.

NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO, THE

KEY IS THIS: YOU'VE GOT TO

DO SOMETHING.

BECAUSE YOU CAN'T MOVE

UNLESS YOU DO SOMETHING.

SO TAKE A STEP TOWARDS THAT

PHONE OR LOG ON TO

CBN.COM.

GORDON?

Gordon: RUNNING A TEA

SHOP, BUT FOR ONE MAN IN

NORTHERN INDIA, THAT JOB

NEARLY COST HIM HIS LIFE.

Reporter: SHAN CAR OWNS

A TEA SHOP OFF A BUSY

HIGHWAY IN NORTHWEST INDIA.

WATER IS CRITICAL TO HIS

BUSINESS.

BUT HIS ONLY SOURCE WAS ON

THE OTHER SIDE OF THE

FREEWAY.

JUST GETTING THERE WAS VERY

DANGEROUS FOR HIM AND HIS

DAUGHTERS.

ONCE I WAS CROSSING THE

HIGHWAY, AND SUDDENLY A BIG

TRUCK WAS HEADING TOWARDS

ME.

HE SLAMMED ON HIS BRAKES AND

I JUMPED OUT OF THE WAY.

IT WAS VERY SCARY, SEEING

THE BIG TRUCKS.

Reporter: AND EVEN WITH

THE RISKS THEY TAKE TO GET

IT, THE WATER ISN'T TOO SAFE

TO DRINK.

IT IS VERY MUDDY AND

DIRTY.

I NEED TO FILTER IT WITH A

CLOTH BEFORE I CAN USE IT.

Reporter: SHAN CAR WAS

A HIN DUEA HINDU, BUT ONE

DAY HE TOLD THE LOCAL

CHRISTIAN PASTOR ABOUT THEIR

PROBLEM.

THE PASTOR KNEW THERE WERE

MANY ON THE SIDE OF THE

HIGHWAY THAT DIDN'T HAVE

CLEAN WATER.

SO HE CALLED "OPERATION

BLESSING."

"OPERATION BLESSING" DRILLED

A WELL FOR SHAN CAR'S FAMILY

AND THE REST OF THE

VILLAGE.

NOW WE HAVE LOTS OF FUN

GETTING WATER FOR THE WELL.

Reporter: THE WELL ALSO

OPENED THE DOOR FOR THE

PASTOR TO SHARE THE GOSPEL.

SHAN CAR PRAYED TO RECEIVE

JESUS AS HIS SAVIOR AND

PUBLICLY EXPRESSED HIS NEW

FAITH BY BEING BAPTIZED.

JESUS CHRIST HAS GIVEN US

EVERYTHING.

WHEN WE NEEDED WATER, HE

PROVIDED US WITH WATER.

I GIVE YOU MY HEART-FELT

THANKS.

BECAUSE OF YOU, MY ENTIRE

FAMILY IS FILLED WITH JOY.

Gordon: I GIVE YOU MY

HEART-FELT THANKS.

BECAUSE OF YOU, MY ENTIRE

FAMILY IS FILLED WITH JOY.

JUST IMAGINE DOING THAT ALL

AROUND THE WORLD.

ALL OF IT IN YOUR NAME WHEN

YOU'RE A MEMBER OF "THE 700

CLUB."

IF YOU'RE NOT A MEMBER, JOIN

WITH US.

JOIN IN EVERYTHING WE'RE

DOING AROUND THE WORLD.

JUST PICK UP THE PHONE AND

CALL US.

1-800-759-0700.

JUST SAY, YES, I WANT TO

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

TERRY?

Terry: IN THE

PHILIPPINES, MANY CHILDREN

UNDER FIVE JUST DON'T GET

ENOUGH FOOD.

THAT KIND OF MA KIND OF MAL

NOURISHMENT CAN LEAD TO

PROBLEMS.

MENTI AND HER HUSBAND

WERE ALREADY RAISING THEIR

OWN CHILDREN, WHEN THEY

DECIDED TO TAKE IN THEIR

NEPHEW, JOSEPH, WHEN HE

BECAME AN ORPHAN.

HE WAS ALMOST TWO AND HE WAS

THIN AND MALNOURISHED.

WE DIDN'T KNOW HOW WE

WOULD MANAGE FINANCIALLY,

BUT WE WANTED TO GIVE HIM A

HOME.

Reporter: RIGHT AT THAT

TIME, CBN STARTED A PROGRAM

IN THE COMMUNITY TO HELP

KIDS LIKE JOSEPH.

EACH MONTH WE GAVE THE

FAMILY EXTRA FOOD TO HELP

HIM GAIN WEIGHT.

AND WE PROVIDED FREE

VITAMINS AND MEDICAL

CHECKUPS FOR ALL OF THE

KINDS AND THE COMMUNITY.

AND TO HELP MENT MENTI

RELIEVE SOME OF THE

FINANCIAL STRESS AT HOME, WE

GAVE HER A GRANT TO START A

BUSINESS.

I ALWAYS WANTED TO HAVE A

SMALL GROCERY STORE.

AND NOW WE ARE NOT JUST

SELLING FOOD, BUT WE SELL

SCHOOL SUPPLIES AND EVEN

UMBRELLAS.

Reporter: AND TODAY

JOSEPH IS A HEALTHY

5-YEAR-OLD WHO LOVES PLAYING

AND GOING TO SCHOOL.

AND HE NO LONGER CALLS MENTI

AUNTIE, BUT HE CALLS HER

MOTHER.

THANK YOU, CBN, FOR ALL

YOU HAVE DONE FOR JOSEPH AND

OUR ENTIRE COMMUNITY.

Terry: WITHOUT FOOD,

CHILDREN CAN'T STUDY WELL.

WITHOUT EDUCATION, THEIR

LIFE IS LIMITED.

HELP US REACH OUT TO

PEOPLE.

WE'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF A BIG

CHALLENGE.

GORDON?

Gordon: $125,000 ON THE

CHALLENGE.

GIVE US A CALL,

1-800-759-0700.

WE WANT TO GO WAY OVER THE

TOP.

THIS IS THE FINAL DAY OF THE

TELETHON.

TOMORROW WE RESUME OUR

REGULAR PROGRAMMING.

WE'RE COUNTING DOWN TO

VICTORY.

THREE, TWO, ONE.

WE HAD A $125,000, AND

AGAINST THAT, YOU GAVE $

$142,000.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM FROM HEBREWS: NOW

FAITH IS THE SUBSTANCE OF

THINGS HOPED FOR AND THE

EVIDENCE OF THINGS NOT

SEEN."

FOR KRISTI, FOR WENDY, FOR

TERRY, LEE, ME, AND ALL OF

US, GOD BLESS YOU.

WE SEAL YOU AGAIN TOMORROW.

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