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The 700 Club - October 16, 2012

The 'DC Cupcakes' sisters return to discuss the importance of celebrating life's blessings with family and friends. Plus, Aaron Enous had a tough childhood and was uncertain if God even existed until he had a vision that changed everything. Read Transcript


PUT AWAY THE PUMPKIN.

THIS FALL, DECK YOUR HOUSE

WITH SOMETHING A LITTLE

SWEETER.

THE STARS OF D.C. CUPCAKES

ARE BACK TO GIVE US A TASTE

OF THEIR AUTUMN TREATS ON

TODAY'S "700 CLUB."

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( applause

[APPLAUSE]

Pat: JUST THINK, FOLKS,

AND THREE MORE WEEKS, WE

WILL NO LONGER BE TREATED TO

THIS IS BARACK OBAMA, AND I

APPROVE THIS MESSAGE.

WE WON'T HAVE TO HEAR THAT

ANY LONGER.

Kristi: OR THIS IS MITT

ROMNEY --

Pat: AND I APPROVE THIS

MESSAGE.

OR THIS IS SOMEBODY ELSE AND

MY WIFE AND I APPROVE THIS

MESSAGE.

HEY, THERE IS GOING TO BE A

DEBATE TONIGHT.

CANDY CROWLEY IS GOING TO BE

THE MODERATOR.

SOME THINGS ARE QUESTIONING

SHE SAID UNKIND THINGS ABOUT

ROMNEY/RYAN, AND TO THINK

SHE MIGHT NOT BE BIAS WOULD

BE A HOPE.

BUT PRESIDENT OBAMA KNOWS HE

NEEDS A STRONG PERFORMANCE

IN THIS DEBATE.

Kristi: AND THIS TIME

VOTERS GET TO ASK THE

QUESTIONS IN A TOWNHALL

FORMAT.

MARK MARTIN HAS THE STORY.

Reporter: MOMENTUM HAS

SHIFTED TO MITT ROMNEY SINCE

THE FIRST DEBATE, PUTTING

PRESSURE ON PRESIDENT OBAMA

TO STEP UP WITH A STRONG

PERFORMANCE TONIGHT.

A NEW U.S. GALLOP POLL FINDS

ROMNEY LEADS PRESIDENT OBAMA

BY FOUR PERCENTAGE POINT

AMONG LIKELY VOTERS IN THE

SWING STATE.

THE MOVE SHOWS MOVEMENT

TOWARDS WOMEN.

BOTH CANDIDATES ARE FIGHTING

HARD IN THE SWING STATES,

ESPECIALLY OHIO.

THE AUDIENCE MEMBERS AT

TONIGHT'S TOWNHALL DEBATE

ARE UNDECIDED VOTED,

PRE-SELECTED BY THE

MODERATOR.

I THINK HE IS GOING TO BE

AGGRESSIVE IN MAKING THE

CASE FOR HIS VIEW OF WHERE

WE SHOULD GO AS A COUNTRY.

Reporter: ROMNEY'S

DEBATE PREP PARTNER, ROB

PORTMAN, IS OPTMISTIC BY

ROMNEY'S CHANCES.

HOW DID IT GO, SENATOR?

GREAT.

IT IS A TOTALLY DIFFERENT

EXPERIENCE WHEN YOU HAVE

CITIZENS ASKING YOU

QUESTIONS.

Reporter: SO WITH JUST

THREE WEEKS TO GO, THE

UNDECIDED VOTERS ARE

CRITICAL.

TONIGHT'S OPPORTUNITY IS TO

MAKE THEIR CASE KNOWN TO

THAT GROUP, AND TO REINFORCE

THEIR MESSAGE WITH

THE

AMERICAN PUBLIC AS A WHOLE.

MARK MARTIN, CBN NEWS.

Pat: IT IS INTERESTING,

ACCORDING TO THE POLLS,

WOMEN ARE STARTING TO SWING

TO ROMNEY, AND HISPANICS ARE

STARTING TO SWING TO

ROMNEY.

AND OHIO IS STILL A

BATTLEGROUND STATE.

LOOKS LIKE VIRGINIA IS

TIPPING TO ROMNEY.

NORTH CAROLINA, TIPPING TO

ROMNEY.

FLORIDA, TIPPING TO ROMNEY.

LET'S SEE WHAT THE PRESIDENT

DOES.

I REMEMBER THAT DEBATE WITH

GEORGE BUSH AND BILL

CLINTON, AND BUSH LOOKS AT

HIS WIFE LIKE, IS THIS THING

ALMOST OVER.

NOT A SMART MOVE.

Kristi: IT'S NOT, BUT I

THINK EVERYBODY WILL BE

WATCHING EVERYTHING

TONIGHT.

Pat: WE'LL HAVE A

SPECIAL REPORT ON TONIGHT'S

DEBATE AT 11:00, EAST COAST,

AND THE FAMILY CHANNEL.

THE SECRETARY OF STATE MADE

AN IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT.

THEY SAID TO HER, HILARY,

TAKE ONE FOR THE TEAM.

AND SHE SAID, THE BUCK STOPS

WITH ME.

IT IS ALL MY FAULT.

LEE WEBB HAS THAT STORY.

Lee: SHE DID THAT.

PAT, SECRETARY OF STATE

HILLARY CLINTON IS DEFENDING

THE WHITE HOUSE AGAINST

ACCUSATIONS HE DIDN'T DO

ENOUGH TO PROTECT THE U.S.

EMBASSY IN LIBYA.

SHE SAID, I TAKE

RESPONSIBILITY.

I'M IN CHARGE OF THE STATE

DEPARTMENT'S 60,000 PLUS

PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD,

275 POST.

THE PRESIDENT AND THE VICE

PRESIDENT WOULD NOT BE

KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT SPECIFIC

DECISIONS THAT ARE MADE BY

SECURITY OFFICIALS.

THEY'RE THE ONES WHO WEIGH

ALL OF THE THREATS AND THE

NEEDS AND MAKE DECISIONS.

BUT REPUBLICANS QUICKLY

FIRED BACK.

JOHN McCAIN AND TWO OTHER

MEMBERS OF THE ARMED

SERVICES COMMITTEE RELEASED

A STATEMENT SAYING: "THE

SECURITY OF OUR NATION

SERVING EVERYWHERE IN THE

WORLD IS ULTIMATELY THE JOB

OF THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF.

THE BUCK STOPS THERE."

CHRIS STEVENS AND THREE

OTHER AMERICANS WERE KILLED

IN THE ATTACK ON THE

CONSULATE.

OKLAHOMA SENATOR TOM COBURN

DOESN'T WANT US TO FORGET

HOW WASH WASTES ON MONEY.

HE HAS RELEASED A BOOK OF

THE WORST ABUSES.

NASA SPENDING NEARLY

$100,000 A YEAR RESEARCHING

FOOD FOR ASTRONAUTS TO EAT

ON MARS.

$300,000 TO CREATE A ROBOTIC

SQUIRREL TO DISCOVER HOW

RATTLE SNAKES AND SQUIRRELS

GET ALONG.

COBURN'S CHIEF TARGET IN

THIS YEAR'S WASTE BOOK IS

CONGRESS.

IT SAYS IT GETS VERY LITTLE

DONE AND REASON UP A

TRILLION DEFICIT.

PAT, HOW DO YOU THINK RATTLE

SNAKESNAKES AND SQUIRRELS

GET ALONG?

Pat: THEY EAT EACH, IF

POSSIBLE.

WE HAVE TO BORROW MONEY FROM

CHINA TO DISCOVER EATING

FOOD ON MARS.

WE'RE NOT EVER GOING TO HAVE

ANYBODY ON MARS.

WHAT NONSENSE.

AND YET OBAMA IS MEALLY

MOUTHING ABOUT PAYING YOUR

FAIR SHARE.

I'M GOING TO PAY MY FAIR

SHARE TO WASTE IT ON RATTLE

SNAKES AND SQUIRRELS?

WHAT NONSENSE.

WHAT IS WRONG WITH

CONGRESS.

IT IS A PAY OFF TO SOME

GROUP IN THEIR DISTRICT WHO

WANTS TO KNOW ABOUT

SQUIRRELS AND RATTLE

SNAKES.

DID YOU EVER WONDER ABOUT

THAT?

Kristi: OF COURSE I

DID.

WE ALL DO.

WE ALL WANT TO KNOW.

I WANT TO KNOW EVERY SINGLE

DAY.

I SAY, H'MMM, I WONDER

IF --

Pat: I HAVE A LOT OF

SQUIRRELS IN MY BACKYARD.

BUT I DON'T HAVE ANY RATTLE

SNAKES.

OKAY.

THERE IS A TIGHT RACE IN

MISSOURI.

NOW, THE DEMOCRAT IN

MISSOURI, CLAIRE MCASKILL,

CAME TO OFFICE BECAUSE JOHN

ASHCROFT ALLOWED HER DEAD

HUSBAND TO RUN AND BE

ELECTED, AND HE DEFERRED A

CHALLENGE.

WHAT DID SHE DO TO REPAY

HIM?

SHE VOTED AGAINST HIS

APPOINTMENT TO

ATTORNEY-GENERAL OF THE

UNITED STATES.

SHE IS RUNNING AGAINST TODD

AKIN, WHO MADE AN

UNFORTUNATE STATEMENT ABOUT

RAPE.

BUT HE HAS RECANTED THAT,

AND LET'S SEE WHAT IS

HAPPENING.

LEE?

Lee: THERE IS CURRENTLY

A CONGRESSMAN FROM MISSOURI,

A REPUBLICAN, TODD AIKMAN,

MAY BE BE MAKING A

COMEBACK.

A NEW SURVEY FROM A

REPUBLICAN-LEANING POLLSTER

SHOWS AKIN NOW LEADING.

HE IS AT 49%, FOUR POINTS

AHEAD.

IN AUGUST, AKIN MADE SOME

CONTROVERSIAL COMMENTS ABOUT

RAPE.

REPUBLICANS CUT OFF FUNDS TO

AKIN'S CAMPAIGN AND

REPUBLICLY ASKED HIM TO DROP

OUT.

OTHER POLLS SHOWS

McCASKILL STILL LEADING

THE RACE.

THE MEDIA'S RESPONSE THIS

SUMMER TO CHICK-FIL-A'S

SUPPORT OF TRADITIONAL

VALUES HAS PLACED NEW

PRESSURE ON AMERICAN

CORPORATIONS, THE PRESSURE

TO BE POLITICALLY CORRECT OR

FACE THE CONSEQUENCES.

HEATHER CELLS HAS MORE.

Reporter: NOW TIMES

CHANGE.

JUST SIX YEARS AGO,

CHICK-FIL-A'S FOUNDERS STOOD

IN FRONT OF HUNDREDS IN AN

ATLANTA BALLROOM.

HIS HONOR, A BUSINESS AWARD

FOR INVESTING IN MARRIAGE

PROGRAMS FOR CHICK-FIL-A

EMPLOYEES.

THE ECNITIO RECOGNITION

CAME FROM THE MARRIAGE

COALITION.

WE ARE STUNNED AT HOW

HARD IT HAS BEEN TO GET

CORPORATIONS TO SEE THAT

THIS IS WHAT THEY SHOULD BE

DOING.

THAT GOOD, STRONG MARRIAGES

WOULD BE GOOD FOR THEIR

BOTTOM LINE.

Reporter: TODAY IT IS

HARD TO IMAGINE THAT 2006

SCENARIO, AS CHICK-FIL-A

RECOVERS FROM A WHIPLASH

OVER ITS C.E.O.S SUPPORT FOR

TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE.

ALTHOUGH HUNDREDS OF

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE FLOCKED

TO SHOW THEIR SUPPORT, THEY

SAY IT SHOULD SERVE AS A

WAKEUP CALL FOR OTHER

LIKE-MINDED COMPANIES.

THEY KNOW THEY ARE UNDER

ATTACK.

BUT THIS IS A NEW CHANGE.

THE LEFT HAS A HIT LIST OF

CONSERVATIVE COMPANIES

THEY'RE GOING AFTER.

GOOD COMPANIES LIKE TYSON'S

FOOD, HOBBY LOBBY, AND

OTHERS ARE ON IT.

Reporter: ANOTHER LOW

PRO-FILE STORY MAKES THE

POINT.

THE LEFT WENT AFTER PAPA

JOHN'S AFTER THE C.E.O. SAID

OBAMACARE WOULD FORCE

COMPANIES TO RAISE THEIR

PRICES.

WHAT WE'RE SEEING IS

COMPANIES ARE GOING TO HAVE

TO DECIDE IF THEY WANT TO

SERVE CONSERVATIVE AUDIENCE

OR LIBERAL AUDIENCE.

IT WILL BE HARD TO SERVE

BOTH.

Reporter: BUSINESS

ANALYST DAN GAINER ADVISES

COMPANIES TO USE SOCIAL

MEDIA TO DEFINE THEMSELVES

BEFORE OTHERS DO.

AND KATHLEEN SAYS BELIEVERS

SHOULD GUARD AGAINST

BITTERNESS.

I CAN TELL YOU HOW I FEEL

ABOUT GOVERNMENT ISSUES AND

ALL OF THESE KINDS OF

THINGS, BUT AM I DOING IT

WITH CIVILITY AND KINDNESS.

Reporter: THE COUNTRY'S

LIBERAL AND CULTURAL DIVIDES

ARE FORCING MANY

CONVERSATIONS TO TAKE A

STAND.

MANY CONSERVATIVES AND

LIBERALS SAY THEY DON'T CARE

WHAT A BUSINESSES' POLITICAL

BELIEFS ARE, BUT AS TIME

GOES BACK, MORE AND MORE

COSTUMERS MAY START VOTING,

NOT JUST IN THE BALLOT BOX,

BUT WITH MONEY.

Lee: AMERICA'S NATIONAL

PRAYER COMMITTEE HAS POSTED

AN ONLINE GUIDE LISTED SEVEN

WAYS TO PRAY.

ANOTHER GROUP IS CALLED

"DECREE FOR AMERICA."

FORMER COLLEGE FOOTBALL

COACH AND ESPN COMMENTATOR

MIKE GODMAN IS ONE OF THE

SPOKESPERSON.

HE TALKS ABOUT THE

IMPORTANCE OF PRAYING FOR

AMERICA.

WE NEED TO MAKE A STAND.

YOU NEED TO BE BOLD.

I THINK WE NEED TO BE ON THE

OFFENSIVE.

IT IS TOO LATE TO PLAY

DEFENSIVE.

SOMEONE SITS ON THE

SIDELINES, THEN WE ONLY HAVE

OURSELVES TO BLAME.

Lee: MIKE GODFREY'S

GROUP HAS ISSUED A

THREE-POINT DECREE, FOR THE

SANGITY OF HUMAN LIFE, THE

FAMILY, AND TO PRAY FOR

ISRAEL.

YOU CAN FIND MORE BY GOING

TO CBNNEWS.COM.

THEY HAVE ISSUED A CALL FOR

US TO PRAY FOR AMERICA, AND

SO HAS CBN.

FOR MORE ON THAT, LET'S GO

BACK TO PAT AND KRISTI.

Pat: WE CERTAINLY ARE.

WE HAVE SOMETHING IN THE

NEIGHBORHOOD OF 210,000 PLUS

PEOPLE WHO SAID THEY WILL BE

PRAYING.

BY THE WAY, BILLY GRAHAM,

94th BIRTHDAY IS ALLOWING

HIS NAME AND PICTURE TO BE

USED IN AN AD URGING PEOPLE

TO VOTE FOR VALUES.

DON'T VOTE FOR PEOPLE WHO

STAND FOR SAME-SEX MARRIAGE,

WHO STAND FOR ABORTION,

ETC.

IT IS GOING TO BE A MAJOR

THRUST.

WHAT A GREAT MAN.

SOMEBODY IS TRAIG AND

PRAYING, AND SAYS I WANT TO

RESTORE THE MORAL AND

CONSTITUTIONAL FORM OF OUR

NATION AND I WANT TO PRAY

FOR ABORTION.

Kristi: AND WE'VE BEEN

PRAYING FOR AMERICA HERE ON

"THE 700 CLUB."

AND WE'RE GOING TO KEEP

PRAYING FOR OUR COUNTRY ALL

THE WAY THROUGH ELECTION

DAY.

AND YOU CAN BE A PART OF

IT.

PAT JUST READ A COUPLE OF

THE PRAYER REQUESTS.

WE RECEIVED IT WHEN

INDIVIDUALS CALLED

1-800-759-0700.

AND WE WANT TO REMIND YOU TO

DO THAT RIGHT NOW BECAUSE IT

IS ONLY A COUPLE OF WEEKS

UNTIL ELECTION DAY.

PAT, YOU READ YOURS.

I HAVE A COUPLE THAT SAYS,

THAT THE 10 COMMANDMENTS

WILL BE BE RESTORED TO

PLACES THEY WERE REMOVE, AND

THAT WE WOULD ELECT

GOD-FEARING LEADERS.

Pat: AND WE HAVE A

BOOKLET I WROTE SOME TIME

AGO CALLED "STEPS TO REVIVAL

IN AMERICA," AND WE'LL MAKE

THAT AVAILABLE TO YOU.

I THINK IT IS A POWERFUL

STATEMENT FROM 2 CHRONICLES

14.

FATHER, KRISTI AND I JOIN

WITH THOUSANDS OF OTHERS WHO

ARE PRAYING FOR THIS

NATION.

LORD, WE HAVE SINNED AGAINST

YOU.

WE HAVE BROKEN THE COVENANT

MADE BY OUR FOREFATHERS WITH

THE GO GOD OF OUR FATHERS.

WE ASK, LORD, THAT YOU WOULD

BRING US TO A PLACE OF

REPENTANCE, A PLACE WHERE

YOU CAN BLESS US.

YOU LOVE THIS NATION, LORD,

AND IT NEEDS TO BE A TOWER

OF HOPE FOR THE NATION AND

THE WORLD.

GIVE US POWER IN THE COURTS

AND THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH.

LET THERE BE GODLY MEN AND

WOMEN WHO WILL BE THE

LEADERS OF THIS NATION.

AND, LORD, MAY YOUR

ANOINTING COME TO SEND

REVIVAL TO AMERICA.

THANK YOU, LORD.

WE CONTINUE TO PRAY IN

JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

Kristi: AMEN.

LOVE IT, PAT?

DON'T YOU.

WELL, UP NEXT, IT DOESN'T

MATTER IF YOU'RE A MEMBER OF

THE REPUBLICAN PARTLY OR THE

DEMOCRATIC PARTY, THAT'S

BECAUSE THE PARTY'S OVER.

WE CAN VOTE OUR VALUES,

OR WE CAN VOTE GOD'S

PRINCIPLES.

AND GOD'S PRINCIPLES ARE

JUST SO VERY CLEAR.

AND THAT ACTUALLY SITS ON

THE STAND OF A POLITICAL

PACKAGE.

Kristi: HEAR HOW VALUE

VOTERS PLAN ON CASTING THEIR

BALLOTS.

UP NEXT.

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Pat: WELCOME BACK TO

"THE 700 CLUB."

BIG DEBATE TONIGHT.

TOWNHALL MEETING.

CANDY CROWLEY, FROM CNN, IS

THE MODERATOR.

PEOPLE IN THE AUDIENCE,

SELECTED BY GALLOP ARE GOING

TO BE ASKING QUESTIONS.

JIJIMJIM LEHRER DID A GREAT

JOB IN THE LAST ONE.

I'M AFRAID THAT THE

MODERATOR ASSUMES TOO LARGE

A ROLE.

I THINK IT WILL BE

INTERESTING.

MANY CHRISTIAN LEADERS ARE

CAMPAIGNING HARD THIS

ELECTION YEAR, BUT THEY'RE

NOT PUSHING A SPECIFIC

CANDIDATE.

INSTEAD, THEY'RE SUPPORTING

VALUES BY URGING CHRISTIAN

VOTERS TO RELY ON BIBLICAL

PRINCIPLES WHEN THEY CAST

THEIR BALLOT.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM HAS THAT

STORY.

Reporter: WITH ONLY

WEEKS UNTIL THE 2012

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, A

FAMILIAR NAME IN POLITICS IS

ON A LAST-MINUTE CAMPAIGN

PUSH.

BUT DR. ALVITA KING, NIECE

OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

IS NOT SUPPORTING A SPECIFIC

CANDIDATE OR PARTY.

THE PARTY IS OVER.

THIS IS NOT PARTY TIME.

THIS IS SERIOUS TIME.

BECAUSE AMERICA NEEDS TO BE

FIXED.

AND THERE IS A DESIRE IN MY

HEART TO SEE THAT.

AND SO I SAY TO PEOPLE, WHEN

YOU LOOK AT A BALLOT, VOTE

FOR THE ABSOLUTE BEST

CANDIDATE ON THE BALLOT.

Reporter: AND FOR KING,

THAT CANDIDATE IS THE ONE

WHO MOST REFLECTS BIBLICAL

PRINCIPLES.

THAT'S HER MESSAGE TO

VOTERS.

DURING THIS VOTE, HIS

PRINCIPLES RALLY.

WE CAN VOTE OUR VALUES OR

WE CAN VOTE GOD'S

PRINCIPLES.

AND GOD'S PRINCIPLES ARE

JUST SO VERY CLEAR, AND THAT

SHOULD TRANSCEND A POLITICAL

PARTY.

Reporter: KING ISN'T

ALONE.

THEY SAY OPPOSITION TO

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE IS THE

SAME AS OPPOSITION TO

INTERNATIONAL MARRIAGE.

THAT IS AN INSULT TO HUMAN

INTELLIGENCE.

IT IS A LIE.

NO CHRISTIAN SHOULD SUPPORT

THIS.

Reporter: BISHOP E.W.

JACKSON TAKES HIS MESSAGE TO

BLACK CHURCH LEADERS,

CHALLENGING THEM TO RESIST

WHAT HE CALLS BLIND

LOYALTY.

IT IS NOT ABOUT RACE.

IT IS ABOUT RIGHTEOUSNESS.

IT IS NOT ABOUT PARTY.

IT'S ABOUT PRINCIPLE.

IT IS ABOUT VOTING IN A WAY

THAT WILL PLEASE GOD.

THAT'S WHAT THE ULTIMATE

GOAL OUGHT TO BE.

Reporter: A GUIDE TO

ACHIEVING THAT GOAL COULD BE

FOUND IN A NEW BOOK CALLED

"HOW SHOULD CHRISTIANS

VOTE?"

THE AUTHOR IS PASTOR EVANS

IN DALLAS, TEXAS.

IF GOD IS INVOLVED IN

GOVERNMENT, AND GOD IS THE

AUTHOR OF GOVERNMENT, AND

GOD DETERMINES WHAT IS GOD

AND WHAT IS EVIL, THEN HE

SHOULD BE CONSULTED ON ALL

ISSUES.

Reporter: BEFORE

VOTING, EVANS ENCOURAGES

CHRISTIAN VOTERS TO GET OUT

A SHEET OF PAPER.

WRITE DOWN AN ISSUE OF

CONCERN IN ONE COLUMN, WHERE

DEMOCRATS STAND IN THE NEXT

COLUMN, AND THEN WHERE

REPUBLICANS STAND.

AND, FINALLY, WHAT GOD SAYS

ABOUT THE ISSUE.

YOU VOTE FOR THE PARTY,

THE PLATFORM, THE CANDIDATE

OR THE POLICIES THAT CLOSEST

REFLECTS THE VALUES OF THE

KINGDOM OF GOD.

Reporter: AND EVANS IS

QUICK TO POINT OUT, GOD IS

NEITHER DEMOCRAT NOR

REPUBLICAN.

HE IS THE CONSUMMATE

INDEPENDENT BECAUSE HE ONLY

VOTES FOR HIMSELF.

HE DOESN'T RIDE THE BACKS OF

DONKIES AND ELEPHANTS.

THE GREAT TRAGEDY IS WE

REDUCED HIM TO PARTISAN

POLITICS.

INSTEAD OF RECOGNIZING HE IS

HIS OWN KING WITH HIS OWN

KINGDOM.

Reporter: AND PASTOR

EVANS SAYS GOD'S RULE SHOULD

RULE HOW CHRISTIANS VOTE.

THERE IS NOTHING WRONG

WITH VOTING VALUES.

IT IS ONE OF THE THREE

LEGITIMATE INFLUENCES THAT

CAN MOTIVATE ANYONE IN GOING

INTO THE POLLS.

Reporter: REGENT

UNIVERSITY'S DR. CHARLES

DUNN SAYS THE BOTTOM LINE IS

EVERYONE VOTES VALUES,

WHETHER THEY VOTE PARTY

LOYALTY, A SPECIFIC ISSUE OR

CANDIDATE.

WE ALL VOTE VALUES.

WE VOTED ECONOMIC VALUES.

WE VOTE SOCIAL VALUES.

WE VOTE RELIGIOUS VALUES.

Reporter: EPHRAIM

GRAHAM, CBN NEWS.

Pat: OKAY.

KEEP IT IN MIND AND DON'T BE

SLAVISH TO SOME PARTY.

I'M GOING TO VOTE DEMOCRAT,

REGARDLESS OR I'M GOING TO

VOTE REPUBLICAN REGARDLESS.

Kristi: IT IS ALL ABOUT

BEING KNOWLEDGEABLE.

YOU'VE GOT TO KNOW WHAT EACH

PARTY IS STANDING FOR.

WE'RE GOING TO SWITCH GEARS

TO SOMETHING THAT JUST MAKES

US HAPPY.

COMING UP, WHAT IS THE ONLY

THING BETTER THAN A

CUPCAKE?

HOW ABOUT A RECORD-HOLDER

CUPCAKE.

THE OWNERS OF D.C. CUPCAKES

ARE HERE AND THEY'RE GOING

TO SHOW US HOW TO ADD A

SPARKLE TO ANY OCCASION.

UP NEXT.

SO DON'T GO AWAY.

Kristi: THEY MAY BE

KNOWN AS THE D.C. CUPCAKE

GIRLS, BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN

THEIR TREATS ARE JUST

LIMITED TO THE BELTWAY.

THEY HAVE OPENED UP STORES

FROM NEW YORK TO

LOS ANGELES, BUT NO MATTER

WHAT BAKERY THEIR COSTUMERS

WALK INTO, THE D.C. CUPCAKE

GIRLS WANT THEM TO FEEL LIKE

THEY'RE WALKING INTO HOME.

Reporter: WHETHER IT IS

OPENING UP NEW BAKERY

LOCATIONS, OR SETTING THE

RECORD FOR BAKING THE

WORLD'S LARGEST CUPCAKE,

CATHY AND SOPHIE KNOW HOW TO

CELEBRATE.

IN CHOIR COOKBOOK, "SWEET

CELEBRATION," THEY SHARE

THEIR RECIPES AND TIPS FOR

ENTERTAINING FAMILIES ON

EVERY OCCASION.

Kristi: PLEASE WELCOME

BACK TO THE SHOW, THE D.C.

CUPCAKE GIRLS, CATHY AND

SOPHIE.

I'M SO GLAD TO SEE YOU.

THANK YOU.

Kristi: YOU KNOW WHY I

LOVE IT WHEN YOU COME?

NOT BECAUSE YOU GUYS HAVE

LOVELY SMILES, BUT YOU

ALWAYS BRING CUPCAKES.

HERE WE GO.

Kristi: IT SAID

SOMETHING ABOUT THE GUINNESS

WORLD RECORD ABOUT THE

BIGGEST CUPCAKE.

HOW DID YOU DO THAT?

WE HAD A GIANT OVEN THAT

ACTUALLY BAKES AIRPLANE

WINGS, AND WE BROUGHT IT IN

FROM DETROIT.

AND WE HOOKED IT UP --

AND WE BAKED THE

CUPCAKE.

WE HAD A TIN CUSTOM MADE,

AND WE HOLD THE GI GUINNESS

WORLD RECORD OF LARGEST

CUPCAKE.

AND WE SERVED IT UP.

Kristi: I ALWAYS WONDER

WHEN THEY DO THOSE HONKEN

THINGS IF THEY'RE ACTUALLY

EDIBLE?

IT WAS DELICIOUS.

WE HAD A LOT OF HELP

CELEBRATE WITH US.

IT WAS HARD.

IT WAS NOT EASY.

THERE WAS ONE POINT WHEN WE

DIDN'T LET IT COOL ENOUGH,

AND WE TRIED TO TAKE IT OUT

OF THE PAN, AND THE BATTER

STARTED LEAKING OUT.

Kristi: HOW CAN YOU

TELL IF IT IS DONE?

DO YOU HAVE A BIG-OLD

TOOTHPICK?

WE HAD A BIG YARDSTICK.

Kristi: THE LAST TIME I

SAW YOU GUYS, THERE HAVE

BEEN A LOT OF DIFFERENT

CHANGES.

UH-HUH.

Kristi: YOU KNOW LONGER

HAVE A STORE IN D.C. --

WELL, YOU DO HAVE A STORE IN

D.C., BUT YOU EXPANDED.

KATHRYN, YOU GOT MARRIED.

I'M ALL FOR EXPANDING.

Kristi:

CONGRATULATIONS.

IT IS REALLY EXCITING.

IN THE LAP EPISODE, I

SURPRISED MY MOM.

WE DID A CUPCAKE THAT

SPELLED OUT YOU'RE GOING TO

BE A GRANDMA.

SHE WAS SHAKING, SHE WAS SO

EXCITED.

Kristi: I KNOW YOU GUYS

ARE PROBABLY PLANNING A

WONDERFUL BABY SHOWER, BUT

BEFORE THE BABY SHOWER, I

KNOW YOU PROBABLY HAVE A LOT

OF CELEBRATION SINCE YOU GOT

MARRIED LAST YEAR.

TELL ME ABOUT THIS CUPCAKE

TOWER.

I MADE KATHRYN A SPECIAL

WEDDING CUPCAKE TOWER.

IT WAS HER WEDDING, SO IT

HAD TO BE SPECIAL.

IT WAS OVER SIX FEET TALL.

WE SHARE THE RECIPE IN OUR

BOOK, TOO.

IT WAS A LOT OF WORK, BUT IT

WAS SO BEAUTIFUL.

I THINK THE FACT THAT I MADE

IT FOR HER MADE IT MORE

PERSONAL.

THERE WAS NO WAY I COULD NOT

MAKE HER WEDDING CUPCAKE

CAKE.

Kristi: EXACTLY.

I LOVE THESE DIFFERENT

IDEAS.

LET'S GO FOR IT.

OUR NEW BOOK IS ALL ABOUT

SWEET CELEBRATIONS.

WE HAVE A LOT OF IDEAS FOR

DECORATING CUPCAKES, AND

ENTERTAINING AND DISPLAY

IDEAS.

WE'RE GOING TO SHOW YOU

FIRST HOW TO DO OUR CUPCAKE

PYRAMID.

AS YOU CAN SEE HERE, IT IS

SUPER EASY TO MAKE AT HOME.

YOU MAKE IT ALL WITH STUFF

YOU HAVE AT HOME.

WE'RE GOING TO START BY

TAKING A COUPLE OF FOAM

BLOCKS.

DEPENDING ON HOW MANY

CUPCAKES YOU WANT TO

DISPLAY, WE HAVE A GRID THAT

IF YOU WANT TO

DISPLAY FOUR

DOZEN, YOU'LL NEED THREE

LAYERS, AND WE GIVE THE

DIMENSIONS OF EACH BLOCK SO

YOU KNOW EXACTLY HOW GOOD TO

MAKE IT.

Kristi: THAT IS SO

GOOD.

SOMETIMES YOU NEED TO

KNOW THESE THINGS.

IF YOU DON'T HAVE FOAM AT

HOME, YOU CAN USE A SHOE

BOX.

WE'RE GOING

TO GIFT WRAP

EACH LAYER WITH OUR FAVORITE

COLOUR FABRIC.

HER WE

SHOWS

A BEAUTIFUL

LAVENDER.

IF YOU'RE IN A WEDDING,

YOU CAN DEFINITELY DO A

WHITE SATIN.

IF YOU'RE DOING AN EVENING

EVENT, YOU CAN USE BLACK.

BRIDAL SHOWERS AND BABY

SHOWERS, YOU CAN USE YELLOWS

AND GREENS.

Kristi: I LOVE THIS

IDEA.

YOU SAID YOU MADE 5,000 FOR

KATHRYN'S WEDDING.

I HAD ALL OF THESE

LAYERS.

IT WAS INSANE.

I HAD MY HUSBAND HELP CARRY

IT BECAUSE IT WAS JUST

INSANE TO CARRY.

AND HER RECEPTION WAS ON A

HILL, SO IT WAS EVEN

TOUGHER.

Kristi: IT WAS, LIKE,

REALLY, YOU HAD TO GET

MARRIED ON A HILL.

FROM WOMAN TO WOMAN, I HAVE

TO ASK YOU THIS -- I LOVE

HOW YOU'RE WORKING WHILE

WIRE TALKING.

KATHRYN, SINCE YOU ARE

EXPECTING, DOES THE SMELL OF

CUPCAKES MAKE YOU WANT TO

THROW UP?

NO.

IT ACTUALLY IS THE

OPPOSITE.

EVERY DAY I WANT TO GO INTO

THE BAKERY AND EAT, LIKE,

TEN OF THEM.

EVER DAY, EVEN BEFORE MY

PREGNANCY, EVERY DAY I WAS

ALWAYS CRAVING SOMETHING

DIFFERENT.

THAT'S WHAT I LOVE ABOUT OUR

BAKERY, WE SERVE SO MANY

DIFFERENT FLAVORS.

Kristi: HOW MANY?

WE SERVE ABOUT A 100.

AND EVERY DAY WE ROTATE.

THIS OCTOBER, WE HAVE A

PUMPKIN SPICE AND A SPICE

CRUNCH.

Kristi: DID YOU BRING

ONE FOR ME?

WE DID.

AND WE DO A DIFFERENT

COLOR, DEPENDING ON THE

COLOR SCHEME.

AND YOU WRAP THEM UP.

IT IS GIFT WRAPPING EACH

LAYER AND TYING A RIBBON

AROUND IT.

Kristi: I LOVE IT.

LET'S TALK ABOUT THESE.

THESE ARE OUR CUPCAKES

SOUR THINGS.

THIS IS A

GREAT WAY TO DO

FLORAL CENTER PIECES AND

DESSERT ALL IN ONE.

IT SAVES TIME AND MONEY.

WHAT WE'RE GOING TO

DO IS

START WITH A TERRACOTTA

FLOWER POT.

YOU'VE GOT A FOAM BALL

INSIDE WE COVERED WITH OREO

COOKIE CRUMBLE, AND WE'RE

USING WOODEN SKEWERS.

AND YOU'RE GOING TO CUT THEM

IN HALF.

Kristi: YOU HAVE THE

STYROFOAM AND THEN YOU TAKE

CHOCOLATE AND COVER THAT AND

THEN THE OREOS.

EXACTLY.

AND WE PUT THE CUPCAKES ON

TOP.

Kristi: I WANT TO DO

THE FROSTING.

THIS IS THE FUN PART.

YOU'RE GOING TO USE AN

OPEN-STAR TIP, AND START IN

THE CENTER AND GO AROUND IN

A CIRCLE.

AND KEEP GOING AROUND EACH

LAYER OF THE CIRCLE.

DO YOU WANT TO TRY IT?

Kristi: YOU KNOW I DO.

YOU KNOW I LOVE

THIS.

IT IS SUCH AN ELEGANT

CENTER PIECE THAT IS

EDIBLE.

AND JUST GO AROUND IN

CIRCLES.

PERFECT.

KEEP GOING AROUND.

YOU GOT IT.

ALL THE WAY TO THE EDGE.

IT IS BEAUTIFUL.

IT IS SO EASY.

Kristi: COME ON!

LET ME DO ONE MORE.

YOU CAN DEFINITELY TIE A

BEAUTIFUL ACCENT RIBBON

AROUND THE POT.

THEY MAKE SUCH SUPER ELEGANT

CENTER PIECES.

Kristi: HOLD ON.

I'M HAVING FUN.

[LAUGHTER]

Kristi: THERE WE GO.

THAT'S GREAT.

[LAUGHTER]

Kristi: ONE OF THE

THINGS THAT I LOVE ABOUT

FLOWERS IS THAT THEY'RE ALL

DIFFERENT.

WE'VE GOT TO DO THE BEFORE

AND AFTER.

SO THIS IS ACTUALLY WHAT IT

LOOKS LIKE.

ISN'T THAT LOVELY?

IT IS.

Kristi: YOU KNOW WHAT I

LOVE ABOUT THIS IDEA?

ESPECIALLY FOR EVEN A BABY

SHOWER OR A WEDDING

RECEPTION, YOU KNOW HOW THEY

HAVE THE FLORAL ARRANGEMENT,

AND HOW COOL IF YOU HAD

THESE IN THE MIDDLE AND

PEOPLE ARE TALKING, I'M

HUNGRY -- EAT A CUPCAKE.

IF YOU WANT TO ACCENT

YOUR FLOWER POT, YOU CAN DO

CUTE BEES AND LADYBUGS.

AND WE GIVE STEP BY STEP

INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO MAKE

THE BEES OR LADYBUGS IN THE

BOOK.

WE CALL THIS OUR EDIBLE

PLAYDOH, AND WE'RE GOING TO

ROLL THIS UP.

Kristi: KATHRYN, ARE

YOU GOING TO ROLL, TOO?

YEAH.

KATHRYN WILL MAKE THE

STRIPES.

WE'LL DO A PURPLE AND YELLOW

BEE.

YOU WANT TO ELONGATE YOUR

CIRCLE.

Kristi: IS MINE TOO

BIG?

IF YOU WANT A BIG BEE,

THAT'S FINE.

AND WE'RE GOING TO CUT A

SMALLER PIECE, ABOUT THE

SIZE OF A GUMBALL.

Kristi: AND PEOPLE EAT

THIS?

EXACTLY.

AND IN OUR BOOK, WE GIVE

STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS.

AND KATHRYN ROLLS OUT THE

PURPLE, AND WE PUT LITTLE

STRIPES ON OUR BEE.

Kristi: I LIKE THIS.

AND YOU CAN USE ANY

COLORS YOU LIKE.

YOU CAN DO PINK.

Kristi: WHEN YOU GUYS

ARE IN THE SHOP, DO YOU

THINK OF DIFFERENT IDEAS

LIKE THIS?

OR DO YOU READ KID BOOKS?

WHAT DO YOU DO?

IT IS ALL ABOUT LIFE

CELEBRATIONS.

FOR MY BRIDAL SHOWER, EVERY

MORNING I DRINK AN EARL GREY

LAVENDER TEA, AND SO SOPHIE

THOUGHT OF THAT.

I MADE GIANT TEA CUP OUT

OF CUPCAKES.

AND I MADE IT PERSONAL FOR

KATHRYN.

AND WE ENDED UP SELLING IT

IN THE BAKERY, AND EVERYBODY

LOVED THE FLAVOR.

Kristi: NEXT TIME YOU

HAVE A PARTY, CALL ME.

BECAUSE I WANT TO GO.

WE WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE

BOOK, BUT I'M SUPPOSED TO

SAY THIS.

EARLIER WE TALKED ABOUT

ADDING A SWEET SPARKLE TO

EVERY OCCASION, AND IT IS

NOT REALLY FAIR -- THIS IS

THE COOL PART.

IT IS NOT REALLY FAIR FOR US

TO BE ENJOYING THESE ON OUR

OWN.

SO SOPHIE AND KATHRYN HAVE

BAKED A SPECIAL AMOUNT FOR

OUR AUDIENCE.

AND I'M GOING TO CHANNEL

OPRAH, EVERYBODY IN THE

AUDIENCE GETS A CUPCAKE!

[LAUGHTER]

Kristi: I KNOW, WE'RE

HAVING WAY TOO MUCH FUN.

FOR YOU GUYS WATCHING AT

HOME, I KNOW, WE'RE EXTRA

SILLY.

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU'VE

GOT ALL OF THIS SUGAR AROUND

YOU.

YOU CAN SAMPLE THEIR

CUPCAKES BY GETTING THEIR

BOOK, AND IT IS FILLED WITH

GREAT IDEAS FOR THROWING

PARTIES, AND ITS CALLED

"SWEET CELEBRATIONS" AND YOU

CAN ALSO WATCH THE SHOW,

D.C. CUPCAKES ON T.L.C.

DID WE FINISH THE BEE?

ALMOST.

Kristi: THERE ARE SO

MANY DISTRACTIONS.

SOPHIE IS GOING TO FINISH

THE BEE, OR GO TO HER STORE

AND THE BEE WILL BE THERE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THANK YOU!

Kristi: I APPRECIATE

YOU GUYS AND I'M SO GLAD YOU

BROUGHT CUPCAKES.

Pat: THEY ARE SUCH

EXCITING LADIES, AND THAT'S

GOOD.

NOW, REMEMBER YOUR DIET,

KRISTI.

DON'T GET CARRIED AWAY.

WELL, COMING UP LATER, WE'RE

GOING TO BRING IT ON WITH

YOUR E-MAILS.

LYNNE SAYS MY HUSBAND AND I

RECENTLY GOT MARRIED.

WE WENT TO CHURCH FOR THE

FIRST TIME AS A MARRIED

COUPLE, AND THE CHURCH

MEMBER TOLD ME THAT IT WAS

SINNING AGAINST GOD BECAUSE

I'M KEEPING MY MAIDEN NAME.

IS THIS TRUE?"

WE'LL TACKLE THAT AND MORE

QUESTIONS WHEN WE COME

BACK.

Reporter: WELCOME BACK

TO WASHINGTON FOR THIS CBN

NEWS BREAK.

SECURITY FORCES IN IRAN HAVE

RAIDED A PRIVATE HOME AND

ARRESTED SEVEN CHRISTIANS

FOR HOLDING A PRAYER

MEETING.

CHRISTIAN SOLIDARITY

WORLDWIDE SAYS AUTHORITIES

ARE CARRYING OUT A CAMPAIGN

OF HARASSMENT AGAINST

CHRISTIANS OF ALL

DENOMINATIONS.

MEANWHILE, FIVE CHRISTIANS

DETAINED IN A RAID EIGHT

MONTHS AGO ARE NOW FACING

TRIAL.

THEIR ALLEGED CRIMES INCLUDE

PROFGATION AGAINST THE

ISLAMIC REGIME.

C.F.W. CHIEF EXECUTIVE

MERVIN THOMAS SAYS THERE

APPEARS TO BE AN INCREASING

TENDENCY BY IRANIAN

AUTHORITIES TO CHARACTERIZE

LEGITIMATE CHRISTIAN

ACTIVITIES AS CRIMES AGAINST

THE STATE.

HE SAYS PEOPLE ARE BEING

HARASSED MERELY ON THEIR

FAITH.

IT TARGETS NOT ONLY

CHRISTIANS, BUT MEMBERS OF

THE BAJA FAITH AND OTHER

AUTHORITYRITIES.

AUTHORITY.

AT LEAST 35 PEOPLE IN 19

STATES HAVE ALREADY BEEN

AFFECTED BY SALMONELLA.

PRODUCTS CONTAINING THE

PEANUTS CONTAIN EVERYTHING

FROM MOON PIES TO RAW

PEANUTS AND PEANUT BUTTER.

IT HAS BEEN TRACED BACK TO

SUNLAND INCORPORATED.

WAL-MART AND TRADER JOE'S

ARE JUST SOME OF THE STORES

THAT CARRY THE BRAND.

YOU CAN ALWAYS GET THE

LATEST NEWS BY GOING TO OUR

WEBSITE AT CBNNEWS.COM.

PAT AND KRISTI WILL BE BACK

WITH MORE OF "THE 700 CLUB"

RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Kristi: OKAY, SO WE'RE

GOING TO GO FROM CUPCAKES TO

SOUP.

PAT HAS PUT TOGETHER THIS

WONDERFUL MINESTRONE SOUP.

Pat: WITH RAVE

REVIEWS.

WHO ARE SOME OF THE PEOPLE

WHO TASTED IT --

Kristi: SOME PERSON,

AND IT'S PROBABLY YOUR

WIFE -- I'M KIDDING, IT IS

NOT.

THEY'VE TASTED IT AND THINK

IT IS AWESOME.

AS MUCH AS I LOVE TO TEASE

YOU, I WILL SEE THIS.

THE SOUP HAS BEEN A BUZZ AT

CBN.

HAVE YOU TASTED IT?

NO.

IT IS REALLY GOOD.

OVER THE WEEKEND I MADE A

DIFFERENT SOUP, AND PEOPLE

CALLED ME AND SAID, DO YOU

HAVE PAT'S SOUP?

Pat: IT IS MUCH MORE

HEALTHIER THAN CUPCAKES.

IT IS NOT NEARLY AS FLAVOR

FLAVORFUL OR PRETTY, BUT,

ANYHOW.

THIS IS AN ENVELOPE AND IT

SAYS -- WHAT DOES THAT SAY?

Kristi: THANKFULNESS.

OVERFLOWING WITH

THANKFULNESS.

Pat: THEY'VE GOT IT SO

FANCY, IT IS HARD TO READ.

THIS IS OUR THANKSGIVING

MAILING.

INSIDE, THERE IS A PICTURE

OF ME WITH A RED APRON.

MAKING MINESTRONE SOUP.

AND INSIDE THIS IS THE

RECIPE, THE INGREDIENTS.

NOW, THIS IS COMING TO YOU.

IF YOU'RE A CBN PARTNER.

IF YOU'RE NOT, YOU NEED TO

BE A PARTNER.

PEOPLE SEEM TO LIKE THAT.

I JUST THREW IT TOGETHER.

Kristi: I'M SO SHOCKED

YOU EVEN COOK.

Pat: YOU EITHER GOT IT

OR YOU DON'T GOT IT.

Kristi: I KNOW,

BROTHER.

I GOT IT.

Pat: I GOT IT.

Kristi: I KNOW YOU DO.

Pat: IT IS VERY

HEALTHY.

Kristi: AND IT IS

PERFECT BECAUSE IT IS FALL

TIME AND A GREAT TIME TO

HAVE SOUP.

HERE WE GO.

SPEAKING OF FUN, YUMMY

THINGS -- THAT'S A REALLY

BAD TRANSITION --

Pat: IF PEOPLE WANT THE

RECIPE, THEY CAN CALL IN OR

WRITE AND WE'LL GIVE IT TO

YOU.

Kristi: THERE IT IS,

1-800-SEVEN.

1-800-759-0700.

OR CBN.COM.

LYNNE SAID, "MY HUSBAND AND

I RECENTLY GO MARRIED.

WHEN WE WENT TO CHURCH FOR

THE FIRST TIME AS A MARRIED

COUPLE, ONE OF THE CHURCH

MEMBERS FOUND OUT I WAS

KEEPING MY LAST NAME.

HE BECAME RUDE AND SAID IT

WAS UNBIBLICAL.

I WANTED TO KEEP MY NAME

BECAUSE I'M AN ESTABLISHED

ARTIST.

AM I SINNING AGAINST GOD

BECAUSE I AM KEEPING MY

NAME?"

Pat: I WOULD RUN, NOT

WALK, TO THE NEXT CHURCH AND

LET THE DUST SETTLE ON YOUR

FEET.

THAT IS ABSURD.

Kristi: IT IS ABSURD.

Pat: THE BIBLE SAYS A

MAN LEAVES HIS MOTHER AND

FATHER AND CHIE CLEVE HIS

WIFE.

BUT IT DOESN'T SAY YOU HAVE

TO TAKE HIS NAME.

NAME.

YOU DON'T WANT TO BE A

CHURCH THAT IS FILLED WITH

LEGALISM.

WHAT GOD IS CONCERNED ABOUT,

AND I SAY IT OVER AND OVER

AGAIN, DO YOU ACKNOWLEDGE

HIS POWER?

DO YOU WORSHIP HIM?

DO YOU PUT HIM FIRST?

DO YOU BELIEVE HIM?

ABRAHAM BELIEVED GOD AND IT

WAS COUNTED TO HIM FOR

RIGHTEOUSNESS.

DO YOU BELIEVE THE PROMISES

OF GOD?

ARE YOU WILLING TO ACT ON

THE PROMISES OF GOD?

NOT WHAT DO YOU DO WITH YOUR

NAME?

DO YOU FIX YOUR HAIR OR PUT

MAKEUP ON?

NOT ALL OF THAT NONSENSE.

Kristi: THAT WAS REALLY

GOOD.

Pat: I JUST LIBERATED.

Kristi: WHO THE SON SET

FREE IS FREE INDEED.

Pat: OKAY, WHAT'S

NEXT.

Kristi: "ARE HUMANS

PUTTING TOO MUCH FAITH IN

DOCTORS AND MEDICINE, AND

NOT ENOUGH IN GOD.

WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS OF

TAKING PRESCRIBED

MEDICATIONS LONG OR

SHORT-TERM.

AND SHOULDN'T WE BE PRAYING

AND ASKING FOR GOD'S

HEALING?"

Pat: LISTEN, GOD HEALS

AND HE DOES MORE OR LESS.

MIRACLES, BUT I AM REALLY A

FAN OF THE WONDERFUL

MEDICINE THAT HAS BEEN MADE

AVAILABLE TO US.

WE HAVE SO MANY SKILLED

RESEARCHERS, SO MANY SKILLED

SCIENTISTS, SO MANY SKILLED

DOCTORS WHO ARE BRINGING ALL

KINDS OF BLESSINGS TO US.

AND I DON'T THINK WE SHOULD

TURN THEM DOWN.

BUT AT THE SAME TIME, THE

MOST IMPORTANT THING IS

REMEMBER THE DOCTOR SAID, I

BOUND UP THE WOUND BUT GOD

HEALED IT.

GOD IS THE HEALER.

HE IS THE ULTIMATE HEALER.

I BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF

PRAYER.

I BELIEVE IN GOD'S HEALING

GRACE.

BUT I ALSO AM GRATEFUL --

GRATEFUL FOR THE MEDICAL

ADVANCES WE HAVE IN THIS

SOCIETY, AND WE SHOULD

PRAISE GOD FOR THEM.

I'VE BEEN IN COUNTRIES WHERE

THEY'VE HAD ALMOST NO

MEDICINE AT ALL, AND PEOPLE

SUFFER, AND LITTLE THINGS

THAT WOULDN'T HURT ANYBODY

HERE IN AMERICA, ARE

LIFE-THREATENING IN THESE

CULTURES.

WE'RE GRATEFUL.

AND I AM GRATEFUL AND I

THINK IT IS A

GIFT FROM

GOD.

Kristi: I LOVE

THAT

ANSWER.

Pat: I CAN'T BELIEVE

THIS.

WHAT IS HAPPENING TO YOU?

Kristi: I KNOW, IT'S

THREE FOR THREE.

MY SISTER IS A DOCTOR, AND

SHE IS A GIFT.

REMEMBER I

SAID THAT, SEAN,

ON CHRISTMAS.

THAT WAS GOOD.

IN THE FUTURE, IF YOU HAVE

ANYMORE QUESTIONS FOR PAT,

LOG ON TO cbn.com OR CALL

1-800-759-0700.

ON A REMOTE ISLAND IN

INDONESIA, WE MET A

10-YEAR-OLD GIRL WHO HAD

NEVER BEEN TO SCHOOL.

IN FACT, SHE HAD NEVER EVEN

LEFT HER HOUSE, AND YOU'RE

ABOUT TO SEE WHY.

Reporter: 10-YEAR-OLD

SULITA HAS LIVED HER LIFE IN

THE SHADOW OF HER PARENTS'

HOME.

HER MOM SAYS HER DAUGHTER

FEELS TOO HUMILIATED TO GO

OUT IN PUBLIC OR ATTEND

SCHOOL.

I HAVE PITY ON HER.

SHE FEELS EMBARRASSED OF HER

CLEFT LIP.

Reporter: HERE ON THIS

REMOTE I'LL OF INDONESIA,

SULITA SPENDS HER TIME

WAITING FOR HER BEST FRIEND

TO COME HOME TO PLAY.

I HAVE BEEN BEST FRIENDS

WITH HER SINCE WE WERE

SMALL.

I WANT TO GO

TO SCHOOL

WITH

HER SOME DAY.

Reporter: SULITA'S

PARENTS ARE POOR RICE

FARMERS, GROWING WHAT THEY

CAN TO EAT OR SELL.

PAYING FOR SURGERY TO REPAIR

SULITA'S LIP HAS NEVER BEEN

POSSIBLE.

ALL I WANT FOR MY

DAUGHTER IS TO RECEIVE HIGH

EDUCATION IF SHE GETS HER

LIP FIXED.

Reporter: ONE DAY THE

FAMILY LEARNED THAT CBN

WOULD PROVIDE FREE SURGERY

TO REPAIR THEIR DAUGHTER'S

CLEFT LIP AND PALATE.

A SHORT TIME LATER WE

ARRANGED FOR THE OPERATION

THAT WOULD CHANGE THIS YOUNG

GIRL'S LIFE.

A MONTH LATER, WE WENT BACK

TO THE ISLAND WITH A FEW

SMALL GIFTS TO HELP SULITA

TO BEGIN LIVING HER DREAM.

I AM GOING TO SCHOOL THIS

YEAR.

I FEEL SO HAPPY THAT I

RECEIVED THE OPERATION.

I'M SO HAPPY FOR MY

DAUGHTER'S OPERATION.

BECAUSE OF YOU, I CAN SEE MY

DAUGHTER HAPPY.

Reporter: WHILE WE WERE

THERE, SHE TOOK SULITA TO

REGISTER HER FOR HER FIRST

DAY OF SCHOOL.

I FEEL JOYFUL AND ALSO

GRATEFUL.

BECAUSE OF YOU, MY DAUGHTER

GETS HER HOPE BACK.

I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU

TO CBN.

BECAUSE OF YOU, I DON'T HAVE

TO BE ASHAMED ANYMORE.

Kristi: WHAT A GREAT

STORY.

YOU KNOW WHAT IS SO COOL, IT

PIGGY BACKED OFF OF WHAT PAT

SAID ABOUT DOCTORS.

AND PAT WAS GOING ON AND ON

WITH HOW DOCTORS ARE A GIFT

AND A BLESSING.

THAT STORY WE JUST SAW, THAT

WAS A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF HOW

GOD USED DOCTORS AND YOU TO

ANSWER SOMEONE'S PRAYERS.

THAT'S WHAT IT IS ALL

ABOUT.

WE CAN BE THIS HANDS AND

FEET EXTENDED JUST WHEN WE

HONOR HIM AND WE DO WHAT GOD

HAS CALLED US TO DO.

WE CAN BE, LITERALLY, AN

ANSWER TO SOMEONE'S PRAYER.

IF YOU'RE A "THE 700 CLUB"

PARTNER, CAN I JUST SAY

THANK YOU.

IF YOU'RE NOT, WHY NOT DO IT

TODAY.

IT IS 65 CENTS A DAY, $20 A

MONTH.

THAT'S ALL IT TAKES.

THIS IS CALLED "GOD'S PLAN

FOR AMERICA, HOW TO PREPARE

FOR THE DAYS AHEAD."

AND WE DO, WE NEED TO START

PRAYING FOR OUR LEADERS WHO

ARE GOING TO BE ELECTED INTO

OFFICE.

THIS IS THE PERFECT TOOL SO

YOU KNOW HOW TO PRAY.

AND THIS IS COOL.

WHEN YOU BECOME "THE 700

CLUB" PARTNER, WE'RE GOING

TO GIVE YOU ONE OF THESE.

IF YOU GO FOR "700 CLUB"

GOLD, WE'RE ACTUALLY GOING

TO GIVE YOU THREE.

IF YOU JOIN AT THE THOUSAND

CLUB LEVEL, WHICH IS $84,

WE'RE GOING TO GIVE YOU

FIVE.

NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO, JUST

DO SOMETHING TODAY.

PAT?

Pat: GOOD WORD.

UP NEXT, WE'VE GOT AN

AMAZING STORY FOR YOU.

A HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS HOPS

ON A SCHOOL BUS, AND GUESS

WHAT?

HE TAKES A RIDE TO HEAVEN.

THERE WAS NOTHING.

NO SHADOWS.

EVERYTHING, THE WALLS

EMITTED LIGHT.

THE ONLY WAY I CAN DESCRIBE

IS IT IS LIKE STANDING IN

FRONT OF THE SUN.

Pat: FIND OUT WHO HE

MET IN HEAVEN, COMING UP

NEXT.

Pat: AARON, NOT THE

BIBLE BROTHER OF MOSES, BUT

AARON WAS A TEENAGER.

AND THIS AARON WANTED TO RUN

AWAY FROM HOME.

HE HAD HIS REASONS.

HIS DAD HAD ABANDONED HIS

FAMILY, AND HIS MOM WAS

HOOKED ON DRUGS.

AND AARON LIVED IN A ROUGH

NEIGHBORHOOD, SO HE LEFT.

AND ONE DAY HE HOPPED ON A

SCHOOL BUS AND TOOK A TRIP

INTO ETERNITY.

THE COMMUNITY I GREW UP

IN IS KIND OF LIKE A

JUNGLE.

THERE IS REALLY NO LAW,

THERE IS NO ORDER.

SO YOU HAVE TO MAKE YOU'RE

OWN WAY.

Reporter: AARON GREW UP

IN NEW YORK WITH HIS MOTHER,

BROTHER, AND SISTER.

HIS FATHER LEFT BEFORE AARON

WAS BORN.

I BLAME MYSELF FOR MY

FATHER NOT BEING AROUND.

AND THEN ONCE I OPENED THE

DOOR TO THAT THOUGHT, OTHER

THOUGHTS CAME IN, LIKE,

OKAY, MY FATHER IS NOT

AROUND.

IT'S MY FAULT.

WHY?

YOU'RE NOT GOOD ENOUGH.

YOU WEREN'T IMPORTANT ENOUGH

FOR YOUR FATHER TO STICK

AROUND.

YOU WEREN'T WORTHY OF LOVE.

Reporter: HIS MOTHER

HAD PROBLEMS OF HER OWN.

MY MOTHER WAS A

PROSTITUTE AND A HEAVY USER

OF CRACK COCAINE.

Reporter: SOON HE BEGAN

GETTING INTO FIGHTS.

I WAS A VERY FRUSTRATED

MAN.

I WAS VERY ANGRY.

WHEN YOU HAVE TO FIND

YOURSELF AND YOU DON'T KNOW

WHO YOU ARE, YOU HAVE NO

COMPASS AND NO DIRECTION.

THAT'S WHY I STARTED TWO

FIGHT A LOT AND I WAS IN THE

STREETS AND DID THE THINGS

THAT I DID.

Reporter: MEANWHILE,

HIS MOTHER BECAME ABUSIVE.

SHE STARTED TO HIT ME.

THERE WERE TIMES WHEN SHE

WOULD THROW ME OUT OF THE

HOUSE AND MAKE ME SLEEP

OUTSIDE.

MY HOME ENVIRONMENT WAS

GETTING VERY, VERY UNSAFE.

I DIDN'T UNDERSTAND WHY SHE

DID THE THINGS SHE DID AND

SHE COULDN'T CONTROL HER

TEMPER.

I COULDN'T UNDERSTAND WHY

SOMEBODY WHO TELLS YOU THEY

LOVE YOU, AS A CHILD, WOULD

ABUSE YOU.

I FELT LIKE IT WOULD BE

SAFER TO BE IN THE STREETS

THAN IT WOULD BE AT HOME, SO

I RAN AWAY.

Reporter: HE LIVED WITH

FAMILY AND RELATIVES AS HE

WENT TO HIGH SCHOOL.

HE WONDERED IF THERE REALLY

WAS A GOD.

HE WENT TO CHURCH AS A

CHILD, BUT WONDERED WHY GOD

WOULD LET ALL THESE THINGS

HAPPEN.

I WAS WHAT WOULD YOU CALL

AN AGNOSTIC.

I KNEW THERE WAS A GOD, BUT

I DIDN'T KNOW WHO HE WAS.

I'M ON A BUS, ON MAY WAY TO

SCHOOL, AND THE NEXT THING I

KNOW, I'M NOT ON THE BUS.

I'M NOT THERE.

THERE WAS NOTHING, NO

SHADOWS.

EVERYTHING, THE WALLS,

EMITTED LIFE.

AND THERE WAS THIS PERSON

STANDING IN FRONT OF ME.

THIS PERSON, HE WAS SO

POWERFUL.

IT WAS, LIKE, THE ONLY WAY I

COULD DESCRIBE IT IS IT WAS

LIKE STANDING IN FRONT OF

THE SUN.

IT WAS JESUS.

HE OPENED UP PIE SPIRI MY

SPIRIT SO I COULD SEE HIM.

IT WAS THE MOST AMAZING,

GROUNDBREAKING REVELATION I

COULD HAVE EVER GOTTEN.

NOTHING I WAS EVER TOLD,

EVER, AMOUNTED TO JESUS

BEING A PERSON, A REAL

PERSON.

SOMEBODY THAT I COULD

ACTUALLY RELATE TO.

SOMEBODY WHO WENT THROUGH

WHAT I WENT THROUGH.

THAT REVELATION HAD

COMPLETELY ROCKED MY BELIEF

SYSTEM AT THE TIME.

HAD PRETTY MUCH DESTROYED

IT.

AND I STRUGGLED WITH IT.

FOR THREE DAYS I TRIED TO

DENY IT.

I WAS SCARED.

AND FINALLY I COULDN'T FIGHT

IT ANYMORE.

AND I RECEIVED JESUS INTO MY

HEART AND REPENTED OF MY

SINS, AND I'VE BEEN WALKING

WITH THE LORD EVER SINCE.

Reporter: AARON STARTED

READING THE BIBLE AND GOING

TO CHURCH.

OVER THE NEXT FEW YEARS, HE

WAS ABLE TO LET GO OF THE

ANGER HE HAD BE HARBORING.

EVERY HORRIBLE THING, GOD

TURNED AROUND AND BROUGHT IT

TOGETHER FOR MY GOD.

GOOD.

HE SHOWED ME LOVE.

Reporter: TODAY HE IS

MARRIED TO AVINA, AND THEY

HAVE ONE DAUGHTER AND A BABY

ON THE WAY.

THERE IS NOT A WORD IN

THE ENGLISH VOCABULARY THAT

CAN SAY HOW THANKFUL I AM.

I'M GOING TO SPEND THE REST

OF MY LIFE ACKNOWLEDGING

WHAT HE HAS DONE FOR ME.

Pat: ISN'T JESUS

AMAZING?

NOT ALL OF US HAVE BEEN

PRIVILEGED TO HAVE A

REVELATION OF JESUS AND HIS

POWER.

BUT THERE IS A REVELATION IN

THE BIBLE.

IT'S THERE FOR YOU.

IT'S THERE FOR EVERY ONE OF

US TO SEE.

HE IS ALL TOGETHER LOVELY.

HE IS ALL TOGETHER

POWERFUL.

THE WHOLE UNIVERSE WAS

CREATED BY THE WORD OF HIS

POWER.

HE IS THE AGENT OF

CREATION.

AND AS PAUL WROTE IN

COLOSSIANS, IN HIM ALL

THINGS HOLD TOGETHER.

HE HOLDS THEM ALL TOGETHER.

THAT'S WHO JESUS IS.

AND AARON SAW HIM.

MOTHER, A PROSTITUTE.

FATHER, ABANDONED THEM.

ASKING WHY, AND THAT WAS

GOD'S ANSWER.

GOD IS SO TENDER.

JESUS IS SO LOVING.

AND IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS IN

YOUR HEART, ASK GOD.

ASK HIM.

TALK TO HIM.

HE'S A LOVING FATHER.

TALK TO HIM.

YES, HE'S ALL POWERFUL, HE'S

ALMIGHTY.

HE'S BEYOND ANYTHING WE CAN

CONCEIVE OF, BUT HE LOVES

YOU.

AND JESUS SAYS EVEN A

SPARROW DOESN'T FALL TO THE

GROUND WITHOUT YOUR HEAVENLY

FATHER KNOWING IT.

EVEN THE HAIRS OF YOUR HEAD

ARE NUMBERED.

HE KNOWS EVERYTHING ABOUT

YOU, AND HE STILL LOVES

YOU.

THAT'S WHAT'S IMPORTANT.

SO RIGHT NOW I'M GOING TO

LET YOU HAVE A CHANCE TO

MEET HIM.

AND IF YOU WANT TO, DON'T GO

ANYWHERE.

I WANT YOU TO PRAY WITH ME

RIGHT NOW THESE WORDS: LORD

JESUS -- SAY IT WITH ME.

LORD JESUS, I KNOW YOU LOVE

ME.

AND I KNOW I'M NOT WORTHY OF

YOUR LOVE.

BUT I COME TO YOU AS A

SINNER, AND I ASK, LORD,

THAT YOU MIGHT FILL ME WITH

YOURSELF.

COME INTO MY HEART, LORD.

LIVE YOUR LIFE IN ME.

AND FROM THIS MOMENT ON, I

WILL LIVE FOR YOU AND I WILL

SERVE YOU.

THANK YOU, LORD.

THAT YOU'VE HEARD MY

PRAYER.

THANK YOU.

YOU'VE COME INTO MY HEART.

NOW, IF YOU PRAYED WITH ME,

OUR TIME IS RUNNING OUT ON

THIS SEGMENT OF "THE 700

CLUB," BUT I WANT TO OFFER

YOU SOMETHING.

OUR COUNSELLORS WILL BE HERE

ALL DAY LONG.

AND IF YOU PRAYED WITH ME, I

WANT TO GIVE YOU SOMETHING

CALLED "A NEW DAY."

AND IN THAT IS A C.D., A

COMPACT DISC.

YOU CAN PLAY IT ON YOUR C.D.

PLAYER.

AND IT TELLS ABOUT ALL OF

THE THINGS THAT GOD HAS DONE

FOR YOU AND HOW YOU CAN BE

BORN AGAIN AND WHAT IT

MEANS.

AND WE ALSO HAVE A LITTLE

BOOK OF SCRIPTURES CALLED "A

NEW DAY."

AND IT'S 63, I BELIEVE,

SEPARATE SCRIPTURES THAT

WILL HELP YOU.

WE'LL GIVE THIS TO YOU FREE

IF YOU JUST CALL IN AND SAY

I PRAYED WITH PAT.

I GAVE MY HEART TO THE

LORD.

AND THE ANGELS OF HEAVEN ARE

REJOICING OVER JUST ONE OF

YOU THAT CAME TO THE LORD.

A TOLL-FREE NUMBER.

NO FINANCE INVOLVED AT ALL.

JUST CALL.

THAT'S ALL OF THE TIME WE

HAVE FOR TODAY'S PROGRAM.

TOMORROW, WE'VE GOT RADIO

HOST DELILAH, WHO IS GOING

TO VISIT OUR STUDIO.

TODAY WE LEAVE YOU WITH

THESE WORDS FROM THE PSALMS:

"SATISFY US IN THE MORNING

WITH YOUR LOVING KINDNESS,

THAT WE MAY SING FOR JOY AND

BE GLAD ALL OUR DAYS."

SEE YOU TOMORROW.

BYE-BYE.

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