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The 700 Club - October 22, 2012

4-time baseball All-Star Adrian Gonzalez shares his method to maintaining a balanced perspective on life. Plus, after her husband abandoned their marriage for another man, Rhoda Janzen struggled to find joy. Read Transcript


EXCLUSIVE VIDEO OF A

WEDDING, WHERE THE BRIDE IS

ONLY EIGHT YEARS OLD.

SHE HAS TO GO ALONG WITH

IT.

SHE WILL ADJUST.

Lee: PLUS, MLB'S

POST-SEASON IS IN FULL

SWING.

ALL-STAR ADRIAN GONZALES

TALKS ABOUT THE PRESSURES OF

PLAYING ON STAGE.

AND RHODA JOHNSON SHARES A

PAGE FROM HER MEMOIR, "DOES

THIS CHURCH MAKE ME LOOK

FAT," ON TODAY'S "700

CLUB."

Pat: WELCOME TO THIS

ADDITION OF "THE 700 CLUB."

I'M SURE MR. OBAMA WILL

WELCOME A COUPLE OF

ENDORSEMENTS THAT CAME HIS

WAY JUST PRIOR TO THIS

DEBATE.

WE'LL TELL YOU ABOUT IT AS

THE PROGRAM CONTINUES.

AND AFTER MONTHS OF

CAMPAIGNING AND ENDLESS TV

ADS, TONIGHT IS THE FINAL

PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE.

THIS ONE'S FOCUSED, AS WE

SAID, ON FOREIGN POLICY.

WELL, IT IS THE LAST TIME

BOTH OF THESE CANDIDATES

WILL APPEAR TOGETHER, AND IT

COMES AS SOME VOTERS ARE

STILL MAKING UP THEIR

MINDS.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM HAS

THE STORY.

Reporter: MOST SURVEYS

FIND PRESIDENT OBAMA AND

MITT ROMNEY IN A TIGHT

RACE.

RASMUSSEN REPORTS GIVE

ROMNEY 47%.

WHILE THE GALLOP POLL GAVE

THE LEADER A LEAD, 52% TO

45%.

SUNDAY, ALLIES OF THE

CANDIDATES TOOK TO THE

AIRWAVES, SQUARING OFF ON

TOP ISSUES, LIKE IRAN'S

NUCLEAR PROGRAM.

IRAN THINKS THEY CAN GO

MUCH FASTER AND HARDER, AND

TODAY THEY'RE CLOSER THAN

THEY'VE BEEN TO A NUCLEAR

CAPABILITY.

THAT IS VERY UNFORTUNATE.

THE TABLES HAVE BEEN

TURNED, AND THE RESULT OF

THAT IS BECAUSE OF THE

STEADY LEADERSHIP

OF THE PRED, AND THE

SANCTIONS EUROPE WOULD NEVER

HAVE THOUGHT ABOUT THREE AND

A HALF YEARS AGO.

Reporter: AND U.S.

FOREIGN POLICY WITH CHINA,

AND, OF COURSE, THE DEATH OF

OSAMA BIN LADEN IS ON THE

AGENDA.

AND MORE ATTENTION IS

EXPECTED TO GO TO THE

SEPTEMBER 11TH ATTACK ON THE

U.S. CONSULATE IN LIBYA.

IT TOOK THE PRESIDENT 14

DAYS BEFORE HE CALLED THE

ATTACK IN BENGHAZI AN ACT OF

TERRORISM.

President Obama: GET

THE TRANSCRIPT.

HE DID, SIR.

IF YOU LEFT IT UP TO THIS

ADMINISTRATION TO INFORM THE

AMERICAN PEOPLE, WE WOULD

STILL BE BELIEVE THIS WAS A

SPONTANEOUS RIOT SPURRED BY

A VIDEO.

THERE WAS NO MOB AND NO

RIOT.

I AM TOTALLY CONVINCED THIS

IS GOING TO GO DOWN IN

HISTORY AS ONE OF THE MOST

MAJOR BREAKDOWNS OF NATIONAL

SECURITY IN A VERY LONG

TIME.

Reporter: DESPITE THE

EMPHASIS OF FOREIGN POLICY

IN THIS DEBATE, IT IS A

TOPIC THAT HAS BEEN PUT ON

THE BACK BURNERS.

VOTERS REMAIN MORE CONCERNED

ABOUT THE ECONOMY AND OTHER

DOMESTIC ISSUES.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM, CBN NEWS.

Pat: THANKS, EPHRAIM.

TERRY, WELCOME BACK FROM THE

FAR CORNERS OF THE EARTH.

WHERE HAVE YOU BE?

Terry: I'VE BEEN TO

UKRAINE.

WE'VE BEEN DOING A NUMBER OF

PROJECTS WITH PEOPLE WHO

WOULD HAVE BEEN KNOWN AS

GYPSIES.

Pat: DID YOU COME BACK

WITH A BUNCH OF ORPHANS?

Terry: NO, BUT I FELL

IN LOVE WITH MANY.

Pat: THERE WERE A

COUPLE OF ENDORSEMENTS FOR

THE PRESIDENT THAT WE WANT

TO TELL YOU ABOUT.

WHO DO YOU THINK THEY WERE?

Terry: HARD TO SAY?

IN THE AMERICAN POLITICAL

ARENA OR INTERNATIONAL?

Pat: IT IS

INTERNATIONAL.

AND THE PRESIDENT HAS PICKED

UP ENDORSEMENTS FROM A FEW

FOREIGN LEAD LERS.

ONE FROM HUGO CHAVEZ.

AND RONALD CASTRO

SAYS, QUOTE,"I BELIEVE THAT

OBAMA NEEDS ANOTHER

OPPORTUNITY."

AND WE'RE NOT SURE WHAT

VLADIMIR PUTIN THINKS, BUT

THERE ARE SOME THOUGHTS HE

MAY BE IN OBAMA'S CAMP AS

WELL.

BUT WILL THE UNITED STATES

BE HOLDING TALKS WITH IRAN

ABOUT ITS NUCLEAR PROGRAM?

LEE WEBB HAS MORE.

Lee: THE STORY ABOUT

THE SUPPOSED TALKS CAME OUT

IN THE "NEW YORK TIMES"

OVER THE WEEKEND, AND THEY

SAY IT IS NEWS TO THEM.

Reporter: ISRAELI PRIME

MINISTER NETANYAHU TOURED

THE SCENE FOR A DRILL TO

PREPARE ISRAELIS FOR AN

EARTHQUAKE.

ISRAELI DOESN'T KNOW

ABOUT THESE CONTACTS, AND I

CAN'T CONFIRM THEY ACTUALLY

HAVE TAKEN PLACE.

I CAN SAY THAT IRAN HAS USED

THE TALKS AND NEGOTIATIONS

WITH THE FIVE POWERS TO DRAG

ITS FEET AND TO GAIN TIME TO

ADVANCE ITS NUCLEAR WEAPONS

PROGRAM.

Reporter: NETANYAHU

EMPHASIZED HIS DESIRE TO

STOP IRAN'S NUCLEAR

PROGRAM.

I BELIEVE THAT THE BEST

WAY TO RESOLVE PEACEFULLY

THE QUESTION OF IRAN'S

NUCLEAR PROGRAM IS FOR

EITHER TOUGHER SANCTIONS,

AND A CREDIBLE MILITARY

OPERATIONS.

Reporter: THE "NEW YORK

TIMES" STORY CAME OUT JUST

TWO DAYS BEFORE MONDAY'S

FINAL PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE

THAT WILL FOCUS ON FOREIGN

POLICY.

SOME IN THE ISRAELI MEDIA

SPECULATE THE TIMING OF THE

STORY WAS MEANT TO UNDERMINE

GOVERNOR ROMNEY'S CRITICISM

OF PRESIDENT OBAMA'S FOREIGN

POLICY.

ROMNEY HAS ACCUSED OBAMA OF

BEING TOO SOFT ON NUCLEAR

WEAPONS.

CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

JERUSALEM.

Lee: NO MATTER WHO IS

ELECTED PRESIDENT THIS YEAR,

TAXES WILL BE GOING UP NEXT

YEAR FOR 163 MILLION

WORKERS.

THE TEMPORARY CUT IN THE

PAYROLL TAX IS EXPECTED TO

EXPIRE AT THE END OF YEAR.

A WORKER MAKING $50,000

SAVED $1,000 A YEAR.

THE TAX CUT HAD LASTED FOR

TWO YEARS, BUT NEITHER

PRESIDENT OBAMA NOR

REPUBLICANSL

WANT TO EXTEND IT PAST THIS

YEAR.

Pat: THAT'S PRETTY

TOUGH.

YOU TAKE THE AVERAGE WORKER,

AND $1,000 A YEAR IS A LOT.

ABOUT 50% OF PEOPLE DON'T

PAY INCOME TAX, BUT ALL

WORKERS ARE PAYING SOCIAL

SECURITY TAXES.

Terry: AND YET WE'RE

BEING TOLD NOBODY IS GOING

TO HAVE ANYMORE TAXES.

Pat: IT'S A PITY WE

CAN'T BELIEVE OUR

POLITICIANS, BUT WE WOULD BE

CRAZY IF WE DID.

Lee: THE ROMAN CATHOLIC

DIOCESE HAS FILED DOZENS OF

LAWSUITS AGAINST PRESIDENT

OBAMA'S BIRTH CONTROL

MANDATE.

IT FORCES THEM TO OFFER

INSURANCE THAT COVERS

ABORTIONS AND BIRTH

CONTROLS.

MORE THAN 30 LAWSUITS HAVE

BEEN FILED CHALLENGING THE

LAW.

EMPLOYERS WHO DON'T COMPLY

FACE FINES OF $100 PER

EMPLOYEE PER DAY, PAT.

Pat: BUT, YOU SEE THE

SMILING VICE PRESIDENT IN A

DEBATE THE OTHER DAY, I AM A

CATHOLIC, AND THERE IS

ABSOLUTELY NO OBLIGATION FOR

A CATHOLIC CHARITY TO PAY

ANY OF THESE THINGS.

IT WILL NOT HAPPEN.

I WONDER WHY THOSE BISHOPS

ARE SUING.

LEE?

Lee: GOOD QUESTION.

A FEDERAL JUDGE HAS ORDERED

ARIZONA NOT TO BLOCK FUNDING

FOR PLANNED PARENTHOOD.

THE RESPONSE CAME TO A NEW

ARIZONA LAW THAT WOULD DO

MORE BAR PUBLIC FUNDING FOR

ABORTIONS, IT BANS FUNDING

FOR HEALTH CARE SERVICES.

THE ARIZONA LEGISLATURE

PASSED THE LAW EARLIER THIS

YEAR, BUT IT HASN'T BEEN

IMPLEMENTED.

U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE NEIL

WAKE SAYS IT IS NOT IN THE

INTEREST TO BLOCK FUNDING

BECAUSE IT COULD KEEP

THOUSANDS OF PATIENTS FROM

GETTING CARE.

WELL-KNOWN PASTOR AND AUTHOR

MAX LUCADO IS CALLING ON

BELIEVERS AROUND THE COUNTRY

TO PRAY FOR AMERICA IN THE

40 DAYS LEADING UP TO THE

ELECTION.

HE SAYS PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS

ASKING HIM WHAT THEY CAN DO

ABOUT THE CONDITION OF OUR

COUNTRY.

HE SAYS FIRST AND FOREMOST,

WE HAVE TO PRAY.

HE HAS WRITTEN THIS PRAYER,

"DEAR HEAVENLY FATHER, YOU

HAVE GIVEN US THIS PROGRAMS:

IF MY PEOPLE WHO ARE CALLED

BY THIGH NAME WILL HUMBLE

THEMSELVES AND PRAY, AND

SEEK MY FACE AND TURN FROM

THEIR WICKED WAYS, THEN WILL

I HEAR FROM HEAVEN AND WILL

FORGIVE THEIR SIN AND HEAL

THEIR LAND."

SO WE PRAY TO YOU AND LOOK

TO YOU, OUR GOD.

PLEASE UNITE, STRENGTHEN US,

AND APPOINT AND ANOINT

OUR NEXT PRESIDENT.

THAT IS A GREAT PRAYER.

Pat: IT IS A GREAT

PRAYER.

WE HAVE 40 DAYS UNTIL

ELECTION, AND WE HAVE RIGHT

NOW, 240,000 737 WHO SAID

THEY WILL BE PRAYING WITH

US.

SO THAT IS A QUARTER OF A

MILLION PEOPLE WHO HAVE

JOINED WITH US AT CBN AND

SAID WE'RE GOING TO BE

PRAYING.

ONE SAYS WE ASK FOR

FINANCIAL PROSPERITY, AND

THAT GOD WILL RAISE UP

TEACHERS, JOURNALISTS, AND

ENTERTAINERS.

THAT'S A BIG ORDER.

Terry: HERE IS ONE THAT

SAYS, "GOD WILL PROTECT OUR

PEOPLE AND ITS LAND."

AND SOMEONE SAYING, "THAT

OUR NATION WILL TRULY BE ONE

NATION UNDER GOD."

Pat: I WAS READING

WHERE THEY WERE TALKING

ABOUT THE JUST OF ISRAEL IS

COMING.

"YOU WHO DO THE LORD'S WILL

SEEK RIGHTEOUSNESS AND

HUMILITY, AND MAYBE YOU WILL

BE HIDDEN ON THE DAY OF THE

LORD'S WRATH."

THERE CAN COME SOME TERRIBLE

THINGS HAPPENING.

I JUST BELIEVE THAT GOD IS

GOING TO SPARE AMERICA

BECAUSE THERE IS NO OTHER

NATION ON THE FACE OF THE

EARTH THAT STANDAND

FOR THE OPPRESSED AND THE

POOR AND THE DOWNTRODDEN.

THERE IS NO PLACE ELSE FOR

IT TO HAPPEN.

IF AMERICA FALLS, WHO IS THE

RIGHTEOUS JUDGE?

SO GOD IS GOING TO BLESS

AMERICA.

JUST HERE AT CBN, WE HAVE A

QUARTER OF A MILLION PEOPLE

WHO SAID THEY'RE GOING TO

PRAY, THAT SAYS SOMETHING

VERY SIGNIFICANT.

I'M GOING TO ASK YOU TO JOIN

TOGETHER, AND WE'RE GOING TO

PRAY RIGHT NOW.

FATHER, IN JESUS' NAME, WE

PRAYER FOR THE ANOINTING OF

YOUR SPIRIT TO COME DOWN

UPON THIS GREAT LAND.

AND, LORD, YOU SAID WE WERE

TO SEEK RIGHTEOUSNESS AND

SEEK HUMANLITY THAT MAYBE WE

WILL BE HIDDEN THE DAY OF

THE LORD'S WRATH.

WE KNOW WRATH IS COMING ON

THE EARTH.

WE KNOW THERE IS A SHAKING

OF THE EARTH.

WE KNOW THAT NATIONS WILL

FALL AND THERE WILL BE GREAT

UPRISINGS.

BUT IN THE MIDST OF THIS, WE

PRAY FOR RIGHTEOUS LEADERS

IN AMERICA.

WE PRAY THAT YOU WILL LEAD

THIS NATION AND BRING US TO

A PLACE, O GOD, WHERE WE CAN

FULFILL YOUR LAWS AND,

INDEED, BE YOUR PEOPLE.

LET THIS NATION, O GOD, BEpz

ONE NATION UNDER GOD.

LET IT BE, LORD.

IT ISN'T NOW, BUT LET IT

BE.

BRING IT TO PASS, WE PRAY,

FATHER.

IN JESUS' NAME WE ASK IT.

AMEN.

Terry: AMEN.

UP NEXT, HERE COMES THE

BRIDE, AND SHE'S ONLY EIGHT

YEARS OLD.

OUR CAMERAS CAPTURED WHAT

OUTSIDERS RARELY SEE, IT IS

THE WEDDING CEREMONY OF

INDIA'S CHILD BRIDES.

STAY TUNED FOR OUR EXCLUSIVE

REPORT AFTER THIS.

Pat: WELL, IN INDIA,

A GIRL IS A BURDEN.

SHE IS A MOUTH TO BE FED BY

A IMPOVERISHED HOUSEHOLD.

SO THE QUICKER THE PARENTS

CAN MARRY OFF THEIR

CHILDREN, THE BETTER OFF

FINANCIALLY THEY FEEL THEY

WILL BE.

IT'S A TERRIBLE THING.

BUT MILLIONS OF GIRLS, AS

YOUNG AS FOUR OR FIVE YEARS

OLD, ARE FORCED INTO

MARRIAGE IN INDIA.

THE UNITED NATIONS SAYS THAT

MORE THAN 40% OF ALL CHILD

MARRIAGES HAPPEN IN THAT

COUNTRY.

AND NOW FOUR U.N. AGENCIES

ARE CALLING FOR A CRACKDOWN

ON THIS ILLEGAL PRACTICE.

OUR REPORTER, GEORGE THOMAS,

BRINGS US THIS EXCLUSIVE

REPORT FROM RAJASTAN,

INDIA.

Reporter: RAJASTAN IS

THE EPICENTER OF INDIA'S

CHILD MARRIAGE.

MORE THAN HALF OF THE GIRLS

BORN IN THIS STATE BECOME

CHILD BRIDES BEFORE THE AGE

OF 15.

THE LIFE OF A CHILD BRIDE

IS VERY SAD.

Reporter: PREM DABI IS

STUDYING ITS IMPACT ON INDIA

SOCIETY.

THE MOMENT SHE GETS

MARRIED, HER LIFE BECOMES

VERY CHALLENGING.

Reporter: MOST OF

INDIA'S RURAL CORE LIVE ON

LESS THAN A DOLLAR A DAY.

SO MARRYING OFF A DAUGHTER

MEANS ONE LESS MOUTH TO

FEED.

DELIS SORR IS A PASTOR.

THE GIRLS ARE SEEN AS A

LIABILITY AND BURDEN.

THE GIRL'S FAMILY IS

RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYING THE

DOWERY.

SO THE LONGER THEY WAIT TO

GET THE GIRL MARRIED OFF,

THE MORE THEY'LL HAVE TO PAY

THE IN-LAWS.

Reporter: APRIL AND MAY

ARE A POPULAR MONTH FOR

MARRIAGES.

EVERY YEAR YOU'LL SEE THE

IMAGES OF PARENTS HOLDING

THEIR CHILDREN, SOMETIMES AS

YOUNG OR FOUR OR FIVE YEARS

OLD, IN THEIR LAP AS THEY

GET MARRIED.

Reporter: IN THE FIRST

INTRODUCED LAWS AGAINST

CHILD MARRIAGE BACK IN 1929,

AND BACK THEN, THE LEGAL AGE

OF LEGAL MARRIAGE WAS SET AT

12.

IT WAS EVENTUALLY INCREASED

TO 18 YEARS OLD IN 1978.

TO EVADE THE LAW,

FAMILIES WILL OFTEN PERFORM

MARRIAGES IN SECRET, USUALLY

LATE AT NIGHT.

IT IS SHORTLY AFTER 9:00 IN

THE EVENING, VERY, VERY BUSY

STREETS, AS YOU CAN SEE.

BUT WHERE WE'RE GOING IS

INTO THE INTERIOR VILLAGES,

OUTSIDE OF RAJASTAN.

FAMILIES ARE USUALLY NOT

ALLOWED TO ATTEND THE

CEREMONIES, LET ALONE FILM

THEM.

THIS FAMILY GAVE US

PERMISSION TO FILM HIS

WEDDING.

I AM BECOMING A MAN

TOMORROW.

Reporter: HIS PARENTS

INSIST HE IS 21, BUT HIS

FRIENDS TOLD US OFF-CAMERA

HE IS ONLY 10.

HE WEARS A SPECIAL SUIT WITH

FLASHING COLORED LIGHTS.

I WANT THE YOUNGSTERS IN

MY VILLAGE TO FOLLOW MY

EXAMPLE.

Reporter: THE WHOLE

VILLAGE SPENDS THE NIGHT

BEFORE THE WEDDING DRINKING

AND DANCING.

UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF

ACTUALLY, THESE DANCE

RITUALS BECOME SEXUALLY

ACTIVE.

AND IT BECOMES A PLACE TO

FIND POTENTIAL CHILD

SUITORS.

Reporter: HIS BRIDE IS

SAID TO BE NO MORE THAN

EIGHT OR NIGHT YEARS OLD.

THE PARENTS ALWAYS LIE

ABOUT THE CHILD'S AGE.

BECAUSE OF CULTURAL AND

ECONOMIC REASONS, THE

PARENTS WILL MARRY OFF THEIR

CHILDREN AT A YOUNG AGE.

Reporter: CBN IS ALLOW

TO FILM VINA SURR'S

WEDDING.

HERS IS DIFFERENT.

IT TAKES PLACE DURING THE

DAY, WHICH IS VERY

UNCOMMON.

WE'VE BEEN PREPARING FOR

THIS WEDDING FOR NEARLY A

YEAR.

Reporter: VINA IS

PREPARING TO LOOK HER BEST.

I INVITED THE ENTIRE

VILLAGE TO COME FOR THIS

HAPPY OCCASION.

MAMA!

Reporter: BUT VINA IS

ANYTHING BUT HAPPY.

IN BETWEEN COMBING HER HAIR

AND PUTTING ON JEWELRY, SHE

CRIES UNCONSOLEABLY.

WHY IS SHE SAD?

SHE REFUSES TO TALK.

SHE HAS NO IDEA WHAT IT

MEANS TO BE A WIFE, HOW TO

TAKE CARE OF HER FAMILY.

BUT BECAUSE THIS HAS BEEN

FORCED UPON HER, SHE HAS TO

GO ALONG WITH IT.

I THINK SHE IS A LITTLE

SCARED.

Reporter: VINA'S FAMILY

INSISTED SHE IS 18, BUT SHE

LOOKS SEVEN OR EIGHT.

I ALSO GOT MARRIED WHEN I

WAS VERY YOUNG.

SHE WILL ADJUST.

Reporter: INDIA IS ONLY

ONE OF MANY COUNTRIES WHERE

CHILD MARRIAGE IS THRIVING.

EACH YEAR SOME 10 MILLION

GIRLS ARE MARRIED BEFORE

THEY TURN 18.

THE PRACTICE IS MOST COMMON

IN AFRICA, THE MIDDLE EAST,

AND SOUTH ASIA.

THE GIRL IS MARRIED AND

THEN MOVES IN WITH HER

HUSBAND'S FAMILY.

SHE IS NOT ALLOWED TO GO TO

SCHOOL TO GET AN EDUCATION.

AS SOON AS SHE REACHES

PUBERTY, SHE IS EXPECTED TO

HAVE CHILDREN.

Reporter: AND THE

RIPPLE EFFECTS ARE

DEVASTATING.

RESEARCH SHOWS THAT CHILD

BRIDES ARE MORE LIKELY TO

DIE BEFORE THE CHILD IS

HOME, BE INFECTED WITH

H.I.V., HAVE THREE OR MORE

BIRTHS, AND UNDERGO MULTIPLE

ABORTIONS.

BACK IN THE VILLAGE, HE

ARRIVES IN A BUS WITH HIS

SIDE OF THE FAMILY.

WEARING A SPECIAL CROWN WITH

FLASHING LIGHTS, HE JOINS A

PROCESSION OF VILLAGERS.

HIS FACE IS PARTIALLY

COVERED BY A MULTI-COLORED

MASK.

HE, TOO, LOOKS VERY YOUNG,

BUT HIS FAMILY INSISTS HE IS

THE LEGAL AGE FOR MARRIAGE.

I AM READY TO BE A

HUSBAND.

Reporter: VINA IS READY

TO MAKE HER APPEARANCE.

BUT INSTEAD OF WALKING DOWN,

SHE HAS TO BE CARRIED IN BY

HER FATHER.

WEAK AND EXHAUSTED, SHE IS

OVERCOME WITH

EMOTION.

SHE SOBS THROUGH THE

TWO-HOUR CEREMONY.

IT IS HEARTBREAKING TO

WATCH.

THESE ARE CHILDREN, LITTLE

CHILDREN, GETTING MARRIED.

Reporter: GEORGE

THOMAS, CBN NEWS, RAJASTAN,

INDIA.

Pat: THAT'S A HORRIBLE

THING TO CONTEMPLATE.

THOSE GIRLS JUST BECOME

SLAVES.

THEY'RE SLAVES INMENT

FAMILY.

THE STORY OF CINDERELLA,

THEY'RE TREATED LIKE DIRT.

THEY'RE BEATEN AND MADE TO

SERVE.

Terry: GOOD GRIEF.

IT IS HEARTBREAKING TO HEAR

THIS CHILD HEART-WRENCHINGLY

CRYING FOR HER MOTHER AND

BEING CARRIED OFF.

Pat: THAT'S THE WAY IT

IS, BUT IT IS ECONOMICS AND

IT IS PROBABLY BETTER THAN

SELLING THE CHILDREN TO SOME

BROTHEL IN NEW DEHLI.

Terry: ADRIAN GONZALES,

WHEN HE SLINGS, WHAT IS HE

CLUTCHING BESIDES THE BAT?

FIND OUT AFTER THIS.

Pat: WELL, IT'S

BASEBALL, AND THE MIGHTY

YANKEES FELL, AND A-ROD

DIDN'T GET MANY HITS AND HE

WAS BENCHED FOR A WHILE.

IT IS ALL KIND OF

CONFUSING.

WELL, FOUR-TIME ALL-STAR AID

ADRIAN GONZALES IS ONE OF

THE BEST HITTERS.

DURING HIS NINE-YEAR CAREER,

HE HAS BEEN CLUTCHING MORE

THAN HIS BAT WHEN HE TAKES A

SWING.

RECENTLY A REPORTER SAID TO

HIM, WHAT IS IT THAT YOU'RE

HOLDING WHEN YOU STEP UP TO

THE PLATE?

Reporter: ADRIAN

GONZALES STANDS OUT AMONG

BEEN'S BEST HITTERS.

IN A GAME CROWDED WITH

TALENT, HE WAS THE SUMMER'S

BIGGEST BARGAINING CHIP,

TRADED FROM BOSTON TO A

LOS ANGELES TEAM WITH

POST-SEASON HOPES.

INSTEAD, HIS DODGERS WERE

ELIMINATED FROM A PLAYOFF

BIRTH.

VERY DISAPPOINTED.

IT IS TOUGH, ESPECIALLY WHEN

YOU'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF IT.

YOU FEEL LIKE YOU'VE GOT A

CHANCE.

ALL YOU CAN DO IS WORK AS

HARD AS YOU CAN.

Reporter: ADRIAN WAS

THE FIRST OVERALL PICK OF

THE FIRST 2000 MAJOR LEAGUE

DRAFT.

HARD WORK TRANSFORMED INTO A

FOUR-TIME ALL-STAR.

HITTING IS REALLY

DIFFICULT.

IT IS ABOUT PUTTING IN THE

WORK, BEING PHYSICALLY

PREPARED, BEINGMENTALLY

BEING MENTALLY PREPARED.

UNDERSTANDING THE OPPOSING

PITCHER, AND LETTING THE

GAME BE THE GAME.

Reporter: AFTER PLAYING

SIX SEASONS IN HIS HOME TOWN

OF SAN DIEGO, ADRIAN WAS

TRADED TO THE RED SOX.

WHERE HE SIGNED A $

$154 MILLION CONTRACT.

EXPECTATIONS SOARED, BUT THE

TEAM MISSED THE PLAYOFFS.

ADRIAN LEARNED TO DEAL WITH

BIG-LEAGUE PRESSURE.

THIS IS A GAME.

WE'RE NOT ROBOTS.

IT'S A LONG SEASON.

THERE'S A LOT OF THINGS

THAT -- GOOD THINGS CAN

HAPPEN; BAD THINGS CAN

HAPPEN.

WHAT MATTERS IS HOW WE

RESPOND TO EVERY ASPECT OF

THE GAME.

FOR ME, IT IS ABOUT LETTING

IT HAPPEN AND JUST TRUSTING

THE LORD.

WHAT DOES ADRIAN GONZALES

HAVE TO BE AFRAID OF?

EVERYBODY IS GOING TO

JUDGE ME BY THE STATISTICS

AT THE END OF THE DAY?

DID YOU GET THAT BIG HIT TO

DRIVE IN THE RUNS?

THERE ARE GOING TO BE TIMES

WHEN YOU DON'T PRODUCE, AND

EVERYBODY IS GOING TO COME

OUT AND SAY, HEY, WHAT

HAPPENED?

WHY DIDN'T YOU COME

THROUGH?

HUMAN NATURE IS TO FEAR

FAILURE.

Reporter: DESPITE THE

COUNTLESS SWINGS OVER HIS

NINE-YEAR PRO-CAREER, HE

ALSO CLINCHES A REMINDER.

WHENEVER HE GRABS HIS BAT

AND THE PRESSURE THAT COMES

WITH IT, HE READS A

WELL-PLACED INSCRIPTION THAT

GRABS HIS HEART.

IT HAS BEEN IN MY HEART

FOR A WHILE.

IT IS SOMETHING THAT JUST

GAVE ME PEACE.

IT SAYS, "THE LORD IS MY

LIFE, MY SALVATION.

THE LORD IS THE STRENGTH OF

MY LIFE.

SO I SHOULDN'T BE AFRAID."

THERE ARE TIMES WHEN YOU'RE

AT THE PLATE AND IT IS A

TOUGH MOMENT IN THE GAME, OR

IT IS A TOUGH PITCHER.

OR YOU'RE GOING THROUGH

TOUGH TIMES WITH THE PLAY

AND YOUR STRUGGLING, AND ALL

OF THESE THINGS ARE IN YOUR

HEAD, AND IT TURNS INTO I

WANT TO GET A HIT, I NEED TO

GET A HIT.

AND WHEN I LOOK AT THE

VERSE, I SAY, HEY, WAIT.

GOD IS IN CONTROL.

SO FOR ME IT IS ABOUT

TESTING JESUS AND JUST

ALLOWING HIM TO BE AT THE

CENTER OF YOUR THOUGHT

PROCESS.

Reporter: WHILE ADRIAN

IS COMMITTED TO BASEBALL AND

IMPROVING HIS GAME, IT IS

NOT HIS FIRST PRIORITY.

IF YOU PUT YOUR PURPOSE

IN SOMETHING AT EARTH,

YOU'RE PUTTING YOURSELF AT

RISK IN THAT FULFILLMENT NOT

BEING MET.

I CAN GO OUT THERE AND BE

INJURED, AND IT CAN BE TAKEN

AWAY IN A HEART BEAT.

YOU PUT YOUR PURPOSE IN

JESUS, AND THAT WILL NEVER

BE TAKENú AWAY.

Pat: HE HAS GOT HIS

PRIORITIES RIGHT.

I ADVICE YOU -- YOU MAY NOT

HAVE A $100 MILLION CONTRACT

TO RELY ON IN CASE YOU GET

INJURED, BUT, NEVERTHELESS,

WE ALL NEED TO HAVE OUR

PRIORITIES RIGHT.

IF YOU HAVE JESUS, YOU

CAN'T -- I'D RATHER HAVE

JESUS THAN SILVER AND GOLD.

I WOULD RATHER HAVE JESUS

THAN WISHES UNTOLD.

Terry: ALSO, YOU HEAR

THOSE NUMBERS, AND ALL OF

US -- WE DID THE SAME THING,

GO WOW, THE NUMBERS THEY

SIGN FOR.

BUT CAN YOU IMAGINE THE

PRESSURE YOU FEEL EVERY TIME

YOU PICK UP A BAT, TO BE THE

GOLDEN BOY BECAUSE OF WHAT

YOU'RE BEING PAID.

Pat: YOU'VE GOT A

STATISTICIAN, EVERY TIME,

EVERY STRUCK OUT --

Terry: BEING EVALUATED

ON EVERY LEVEL.

Pat: ALL RIGHT.

LET'S GO FOR SOME

QUESTIONS.

Terry: WE'VE GOT SOME

E-MAIL QUESTIONS FROM ALL OF

YOU.

THIS IS FROM DIANE, PAT, WHO

SAYS, "IF A BELIEVER SINS

AFTER THEY REPENT, DO THEY

HAVE TO BE REBAPTIZED?"

Pat: NO, THEY DON'T.

WE WALK ALONG, AND THE IDEA

WAS THAT YOU STEP INTO THE

DIRTY STREET AND YOU GET

YOUR FEET DUSTY OR DIRTY,

AND THE LORD WASHES YOUR

FEET.

YOU'RE CLEANSED FROM CONTACT

WITH THE WORLD.

WE ALL CONTACT THE WORLD.

THERE IS NO WAY TO AVOID

SIN.

WE ARE SINFUL BY NATURE.

AND GOD KNOWS THAT.

AND, NO, WE DON'T HAVE TO

HAVE IT ALL OVER AGAIN.

WE COME AND SAY FORGIVE ME,

LORD.

HE IS SO GRACIOUS.

HE IS SO FORGIVING, SO

LOVING.

THAT DOESN'T MEAN WE SHOULD

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF HIS

MERCY.

THAT WOULD BE TERRIBLE.

THE APOSTLE PAUL SAID THEIR

CONDEMNATION IS JUST WHO

WOULD PRESUME ON GOD, WHO

WOULD SIN BOLDING THAT GRACE

WOULD ABOUND -- LET'S NOT DO

THAT.

BUT LET'S UNDERSTAND THAT HE

IS A FORGIVING, LOVING

FATHER, FOR WHICH I AM VERY,

VERY GRATEFUL.

Terry: ME, TOO.

HIS MERCIES ARE NEW EVERY

MORNING.

THIS IS A VIEWER WHO

SAYS, "WHAT'S CONSIDER

WITCHCRAFT?

IS A MAGICIAN DOING TRICKS

WITCHCRAFT?"

Pat: NO.

THAT'S SLIGHT OF HAND.

THE MAGIC IS SLIGHT OF

HAND.

IT IS HAND QUICKER THAN THE

EYE.

THAT IS NOT WITCHCRAFT.

IF HE GETS INTO HOCUS-POCUS

AND ACTS LIKE A SPIRIT

MAKING SOMETHING HAPPEN,

THAT'S A DIFFERENT MATTER.

WITCHCRAFT IS DEALING WITH

DEMON SPIRITS, AND NOT HAND

QUICKER THAN EYE, CARD

TRICKS AND SO FORTH.

Terry: THIS IS MANUEL

WHO SAYS, "JESUS SAID THAT

CHILDREN NEED TO OBEY THEIR

PARENTS.

DOES THAT MEAN I HAVE TO

OBEY THEM THE REST OF MY

LIFE?

DO I HAVE TO FOLLOW THEIR

OPINIONS?

".

Pat: WE ARE TO HONOR

OUR FATHER UNTIL THE DAY WE

DIE.

THE WORD "HONOR" MEANS TO

GIVE WEIGHT TO YOUR

PARENTS.

DO YOU HAVE TO OBEY THEM IF

THEY TELL YOU SOMETHING

WRONG?

OF COURSE NOT.

IF THEY'RE OLD-FASHIONED TO

UNDERSTAND WHAT IS GOING ON,

YOU STILL GIVE WEIGHT TO THE

FACT YOU ONLY HAVE ONE

FATHER AND ONE MOTHER, AND

THEY BROUGHT YOU INTO THE

WORLD.

YOU ARE TO HONOR THEM FOR

THAT FACT.

JESUS USED IT TO SPEAK OF

TAKING CARE OF THEIR

PHYSICAL NEEDS.

THEY SAID YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO

LOOK AFTER YOUR MOTHER AND

YOUR FATHER.

AND YOU SAID, WHATEVER I'M

SUPPOSED TO GIVE YOU A

DEDICATED TO THE TEMPLE, AND

THEREFORE YOU BREAK THE

LAW.

WE'RE SUPPOSED TO LOOK AFTER

OUR PARENTS.

THAT IS JUST ONE OF THE

LAWS.

Terry: THIS IS A

QUESTION FOR THE HOUR.

THIS IS FROM DEBBIE WHO

SAYS, "I'VE BEEN PRAYING

ONCE A MONTH FRIENDS OF

MINE FOR AMERICA AND

COUNTRY.

I JUST FOUND OUT THEY'RE A

LEFTEST VIEW.

SHOULD I CONTINUE TO PRAY

WITH THEM?"

Pat: YOU CAN PRAY WITH

WHOMEVER YOU WANT TO, BUT

THERE HAS TO BE AGREEMENT.

Terry: MICHAEL

SAYS, "ON A SHOW SEVERAL

WEEKS BACK, PAT WAS TALKING

TO KRISTI AND TALKED ABOUT

HOW HE CAME UP WITH THE NAME

"THE 700 CLUB."

I MISSED THAT, AND CAN

SOMEONE TELL ME HOW HE CAME

UP WITH THE NAME?"

Pat: YES.

IN THE EARLY DAYS WHEN WE

WERE DESPERATE FOR MONEY, I

ASKED 700 PEOPLE TO PLEDGE

$7 A MONTH TO KEEP US ON THE

AIR.

ANYWAY, WE HAD A

TELETHON, AND WE GOT HALF OF

IT.

AND ONE YEAR WE CAME THROUGH

AND GOT MORE THAN OUR GOAL,

AND THAT WAS SUCH A

BLESSING.

OUT OF IT WE DECIDED THAT

700 SOUNDED LIKE 007, AND

WITH IT AND MODERN, SO WE

KEPT THE NAME.

BUT "THE 700 CLUB" HAD TO DO

WITH 700 PEOPLE GIVING $7 A

MONTH.

Terry: THANK YOU FOR

ALL OF THE QUESTIONS.

NEXT, BEST-SELLING AUTHOR

RHODA JANSON ASKS THE

QUESTION, "DOES THIS CHURCH

MAKE ME LOOK FAT?"

YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS HER

ANSWER.

THAT'S COMING UP.

Reporter: WELCOME BACK

TO "THE 700 CLUB."

EGYPTIAN CHRISTIANS GATHERED

RECENTLY FOR AN URGENT TIME

OF FASTING AND PRAYER.

SEEKING GOD'S PROTECTION

FROM THE RISING INFLUENCE OF

ISLAM ON EGYPTIAN SOCIETY.

HERE IS SOMETHING YOU DO NOT

OFTEN SEE IN THE

MUSLIM-DOMINATED MIDDLE

EAST.

THIS IS VIDEO OF A MASSIVE

PRAYER RALLY CALLED "ONE

THEME."

10,000 EGYPTIAN YOUTH UNITED

IN THE DESERT FOR PRAISE,

PRAYER, AND WORSHIP.

THEY GATHERED EACH DAY, FROM

10:00 IN THE MORNING TO 8:00

AT NIGHT.

SOME TRAVELLED HUNDREDS OF

MILES FROM SOUTHERN EGYPT TO

ATTEND.

AN ESTIMATED TWO MILLION

PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD

WATCHED THE EVENT ON LINE.

WE APPLAUD THEM FOR IT.

CBN'S MEDICAL MISSION TEAMS

ARE TOUCHING THOUSANDS OF

LIVES AROUND THE WORLD.

A RECENT CBN MEDICAL MISSION

IN THAILAND REACHED A

40-YEAR-OLD WOMAN JUST IN

TIME.

HER HUSBAND ACTUALLY CARRIED

HER IN BECAUSE THEY HAD NOT

EATEN FOR FIVE DAYS AND

SUFFERED FROM SEVERE

DEHYDRATION.

MEDICAL TEAMS GAVE HER

FLUIDS AND REFERRED HER TO A

LOCAL HOSPITAL, AND THE

DOCTORS SAY SHE WOULD HAVE

DIED ANY MINUTE HAD SHE NOT

RECEIVED IMMEDIATE TREATMENT

FROM THE CBN MEDICAL TEAM.

YOU YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE

ABOUT WHAT CBN IS DOING

AROUND THE WORLD BY LOGGING

ON TO

CBN.COM/INTERNATIONAL.

STAY TUNED, PAT AND TERRI

TERRY WILL BE BACK AFTER

THIS.

Pat: I HAVE FOUR

CHILDREN WHO GOT MARRIED.

I HAVE 14 GRANDCHILDREN WHO

ARE PROGRESSIVELY GETTING

MARRIED.

Terry: IT DOES SEEM

LIKE THERE IS A ROBERTSON

WEDDING EVERY YEAR.

Pat: ONE COMING UP.

BUT FOR THE BRIDE AND THE

FAMILY, THEY ARE STRESSFUL

EVENTS, AND SO IS THE

WEDDING BUSINESS.

BUT RUTH CRISLIN HAS MADE A

HUGE SUCCESS OF HER COMPANY,

IN SPITE OF THE RECESSION.

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS.

Reporter: IN 2006, RUTH

CRISMAN LEFT HER CORPORATE

JOB AND OPENED HER OWN

BUSINESS, WHITESTONE CHAPEL

AND CELEBRATIONS.

SHE AND HER HUSBAND MADE THE

BOLD DECISION TO SELL HER

HOME AND PUT THE ENTIRE

$75,000 IN EQUITY TO

RESTORING A CHAPEL IN

TEXAS.

WEDDING BUSINESS IS

DIFFICULT WORK AND STRESSFUL

SOMETIMES, BUT IT IS

WONDERFUL.

AND THE STEP OF FAITH WE

TOOK, OH, HAS GOD OPENED THE

WINDOWS OF HEAVEN.

Reporter: BUT IN 2008,

HER BUSINESS WAS ROCKED BY

THE ECONOMIC RECESSION.

I DIDN'T THINK MUCH UNTIL

THE PHONE QUIT RINGING, AND

MANY OF OUR NEIGHBORS HERE

IN THE LEWISTOWN AREA

CLOSED.

Reporter: FOR TWO

YEARS, THE BUSINESS

STRUGGLED.

RUTH WAS AFRAID SHE

MIGHT LOSE EVERYTHING SHE

WORKED FOR.

BUSINESS COUNSELLORS SAID

I THINK YOU SHOULD JUST

DECLARE BANKRUPTCY.

Reporter: ONE DAY

DURING PRAYER TIME, SHE

REMEMBERED SHE STOPPED

GIVING HER PLEDGE TO CBN.

AND THINGS JUST GOT

WORSE.

BECAUSE WHEN YOU PULL BACK

IN FEAR, YOU NEVER MAKE THE

RIGHT DECISIONS IN FEAR.

Reporter: RUTH

INCREASED HER GIVING, AND

STARTED SENDING HER "THE 700

CLUB" PLEDGE FAITHFULLY, AND

INCREASED HER DONATION TO

SUPPORT "SUPERBOOK" AND

"ORPHANS' PROMISE." A FEW

MONTHS LATER, RUTH GOT AN

EARLY CHRISTMAS GIFT FROMp

HER LANDLORD.

HE HAD OWNED THE BUILDING

SEVERAL YEARS, AND HE HAD

NEVER SEEN THE CHANGES.

Reporter: HE WAS SO

PLEASED WITH THE CHANGES, HE

RETURNED THEIR RENT FOR

DECEMBER.

HE SAID, MERRY CHRISTMAS,

AND IT STARTED A SERIES OF

MIRACLES THAT HAVE NOT

STOPPED.

OUR PHONE RANG OFF THE

HOOK.

IN JANUARY, WHICH IS A

PRETTY QUIET MONTH, NO, WE

BEGAN TO BE TOTALLY SLAMMED

WITH BUSINESS.

BACK-TO-BACK WEDDINGS.

Reporter: IN ONE YEAR,

RUTH'S BUSINESS INCREASED BY

ALMOST 30%.

SHE GIVES THE CREDIT TO

GOD.

OUR C.P.A. CAME TO US AND

SAID WE HAVE A PROFIT THIS

YEAR.

MANY OF OUR FRIENDS SAID, WE

DON'T KNOW HOW YOU STAYED IN

BUSINESS BECAUSE A LOT OF

YOUR FRIENDS' BUSINESS HAVE

CLOSED.

I SAID YOU HAVE TO TRUST

GOD.

HE IS A FAITHFUL GOD.

Pat: HE IS A FAITHFUL

GOD.

I'LL TELL YOU, LADIES AND

GENTLEMEN, YOU CAN TRUST THE

LORD, AND WHATEVER GOES ON

IN THE ECONOMICS OF THIS

WORLD, AND THINGS COULD BE

GETTING BAD.

THEY'VE BEEN UP AND DOWN,

BUT WE'VE HAD A BIG

RECESSION.

AND NOW WE'RE COMING OUT OF

IT -- WHO KNOWS.

BUT GOD WILL LOOK AFTER HIS

PEOPLE.

THE BIBLE SAYS, I'VE BEEN

YOUNG, I'M NOW OLD, I'VE

NEVER SEEN THE RIGHTEOUS

FORSAKEN.

GOD WILL LOOK AFTER HIS

PEOPLE AND THEIR SEED.

KEEP IN MIND.

YOU JUST SAW SOMEBODY WHO

SAID, YES, I TRIED THE LORD,

AND LOOK WHAT HAPPENED.

BY THE WAY, WE WANT YOU TO

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

AND WE WANT YOU TO ALSO BE A

MEMBER OF PLEDGE EXPRESS.

WHICH MEANS YOU TELL YOUR

BANK, WHATEVER YOUR

PLEDGING, $20 A MONTH, OR 40

OR 50 -- WHATEVER IT IS --

TO JUST TAKE THAT OUT AND

MAKE AN ONLINE TRANSFER TO

CBN.

WHEN THAT HAPPENS, THERE IS

NO PAPERWORK YOU HAVE TO

WORRY ABOUT.

BECAUSE WE SAVE

MONEY AND YOU SAVE MONEY,

AND WE'LL SEND YOU

SOMETHING, A TEACHING, AND

WE'LL SEND THESE TO YOU ON A

REGULAR BASIS.

EVERY MONTH.

IT IS CALLED PLEDGE

EXPRESS.

NOW, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE

SOME FUN.

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FUN?

Terry: I'M READY FOR

FUN.

SHE WAS AN EGG-HEAD

INTELLECTUAL, AND HE WORE A

JESUS NAIL NECKLACE.

YOU HAVE TO HEAR THEIR

HYSTERICAL STORY WHEN WE

COME BACK.

Terry: WELL, YOU CAN'T

READ RHODA JANSON'S NEW

MEMOIR WITHOUT A SMILE.

BUT BEHIND HER HUMOR IS AN

AMAZING STORY OF FAITH AND

LOVE.

RHODA JANSON IS THE AUTHOR

OF THE NUMBER ONE "NEW YORK

TIMES" BEST-SELLER "THE

MENNONITE IN A LITTLE BLACK

DRESS."

PRAISING GOD IN A

PENTECOSTAL CHURCH WAS THE

LAST THING THIS ENGLAND

PROFESSOR EVER THOUGHT SHE

WOULD BE DOING, BUT THAT IS

WHAT HAPPENED AFTER SHE FELL

FOR A FORMER ALCOHOLIC

SUPPORTING A JESUS NAIL

NECKLACE.

HER MEMOIR IS CALLED "DOES

THIS CHURCH MAKE ME LOOK

FAT?"

RHODA JANSON, WELCOME TO

"THE 700 CLUB."

GREAT TO HAVE YOU HERE.

THANK YOU.

IT'S NICE TO BE HERE.

WHERE DID YOU GET THAT

TITLE?

WELL, I MADE IT UP.

I WAS BRAINSTORMING AND I

MADE IT LOOK.

BUT IT FITS THE IDEA THAT

WE'RE SO OFTEN CONCERNED

WITH WHAT PEOPLE THINK OF

US, TOO CONCERNED, MAYBE.

Terry: ESPECIALLY IN

CHURCH CIRCLES.

WE HAVE THAT SENSE WE

NEED TO BE.

Terry: YOU GREW UP IN A

MENNONITE FAMILY.

WHAT WAS THAT LIKE?

IT WAS WONDERFUL.

IT WAS A LITTLE CONSERVATIVE

FOR MY TASTE AT THE TIME.

I WENT TO PUBLIC SCHOOL AND

WE DRESSED VERY MODESTLY,

AND THERE WERE THINGS I

WANTED TO DO AND I COULDN'T

DO THEM, SO I ENDED UP

LEAVING THE MENNONITE

COMMUNITY TO PURSUE MY

GOALS.

Terry: YOU WENT OFF TO

SCHOOL AND YOU BECAME A

PROFESSOR.

I DID.

Terry: YOU'RE TEACHING

ENGLISH.

HOW DID YOU COME TO THE

PLACE WHERE YOU HIT ROCK

BOTTOM?

WELL, I THINK I WAS

BROUGHT THERE.

I HAD AN ATHEIST HUSBAND, A

BIPOLAR MARRIAGE, WHO AFTER

16 YEARS OF MARRIAGE LEFT ME

VERY SUDDENLY FOR A MAN.

AND SIX DAYS LATER, I WAS

IN AN ACCIDENT.

AND I COULDN'T AFFORD IT.

AND SO I MOVED HOME WITH MY

FOLKS, IN MY EARLY 40s,

FOR A COUPLE OF MONTHS.

AND THAT, IN ITSELF, WAS

KIND OF FUNNY.

Terry: AND ALL OF THOSE

VALUES COME BACK TO YOU IN A

DIFFERENT WAY WHEN YOU'RE IN

A PLACE OF NEED.

THEY DO.

Terry: I WANT TO TALK

ABOUT HOW YOU MET MITCH?

I WAS SHOPPING IN A

GROCERY STORE, WHO WAS

SHOPPING WITH HIS ELDERLY

FATHER WHO WAS BLIND.

AND I WAS LEAVING THAT

STORE, HE DROVE UP BEHIND ME

AND SAID, MA'AM, IF YOU'RE A

WOMAN OF GOD, I REALLY WISH

YOU WOULD CALL ME.

THAT WAS SURPRISING.

NOT THE KIND OF MAN I WOULD

ORDERLY DATE.

AND HIS FATHER LEANED ACROSS

AND SAID, "IS THAT

THE GAL?

IS SHE PRETTY?"

Terry: YOU TACK ABOUT

THE FIRST TIME YOU WENT TO

CHURCH WITH MITCH.

IT WAS FUNNY.

THE MENNONITES WORSHIP

VERY CAUTIOUSLY.

AND MITCH WAS A PENT

COASTAL. PENTACOSTAL.

AND THERE WAS EXUBERANT

WORSHIP.

PEOPLE WAVING THEIR ARMS AND

PEOPLE SHOUTING HALLELUJAH.

I THOUGHT IT WAS EMOTION.

AND EXPRESSION OF EMOTION TO

GOD.

BUT I DIDN'T UNDERSTAND IT

WAS A DELIBERATE DECISION TO

BRING THIS KIND OF PRAISE TO

THE LORD.

Terry: YOU WRITE SO

CANDIDLY AND A BIT JADEDLY

ABOUT HOW GOD SLOWLY CAUGHT

YOUR HEART IN THE MIDDLE OF

ALL OF THIS.

YOU NOT ONLY FELL IN LOVE

WITH MITCH, BUT YOU FELL IN

LOVE WITH JESUS ALONG THE

WAY.

I DID.

I DID.

THIS WAS VERY MUCH COMING

BACK TO FAITH FOR ME AND A

TIME OF GROWTH FOR ME.

IT WAS SLOW BECAUSE I

BROUGHT THE DOUBT OF MY

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING.

I'M A PROFESSIONAL SKEPTIC

IN A SENT.

PROFESSORS ARE TAUGHT

CRITICAL INQUIRY, AND SO

OFTEN IN MY LIFE I HAD

CRITICIZED PRESENTATIONS,

PASTORS, SERMONS, CHURCH

GROUPS, AND SO ON.

IN THIS NEW CONTEXT, I

FINALLY MADE UP MY MIND NOT

TO PUT MY MOUTH ON THE MAN

OR WOMAN OF GOD, BUT TO SIT

THERE AND SEE WHAT I COULD

LEARN.

Terry: THAT SPOKE

VOLUMES TO ME AS I WAS

READING IT.

I THOUGHT, WE ALL NEED TO

COME TO THAT PLACE IN OUR

LIVES WHERE WE STOP GIVING

OUR OPINION AND TALKING AND

HAVING TO BE RIGHT, AND WE

JUST LISTEN TO GOD SPEAKING

TO US.

THAT BECAME SO SIGNIFICANT

TO YOU BECAUSE YOU WERE

DIAGNOSED WITH A REALLY

DIFFICULT CANCER SCENARIO?

YES, AND THE BEGINNING OF

MY DATING RELATIONSHIP.

AND I HAD THIS DIAGNOSIS,

AND IT WAS A BIG CANCER,

INOPERABLE, AND I WANTED TO

BREAK UP WITH HIM --

Terry: AND WHAT MAN

WANTED TO STAY?

AND HE WANTED TO STAY.

Terry: THAT WAS THE

BEGINNING OF SOME DEPTHS IN

YOUR RELATIONSHIP THAT MOST

PEOPLE DON'T GET TO AS

QUICKLY.

BUT YOUR CANCER SORT OF

MOVED IT THROUGH THAT.

GOD DID SOMETHING

MIRACULOUSLY FOR YOU.

TELL US ABOUT THAT.

YES.

ABOUT A LITTLE MORE THAN

HALF WAY THROUGH MY CHEMO,

MY CANCER SUDDENLY

DISAPPEARED.

THE TUMOR SHRANK, SHRANK.

Terry: AND IT WAS AN

INOPERABLE CANCER?

IT WAS AN INOPERABLE

CANCER.

AND HERE I AM, WHOLE AND

WELL.

Terry: WHEN YOU TALKED

ABOUT GOING FORWARD TO BE

PRAYED FOR IN CHURCH, IN A

MIRACLE SERVICE, NOT

SOMETHING YOU HAD GROWN UP

WITH OR EVEN AT THAT MOMENT

WERE PARTICULARLY

COMFORTABLE WITH, BUT WHEN

WE'RE DESPERATE, YOU DO

DESPERATE THINGS.

YOU PURSUE ALL AVENUES,

EXACTLY.

Terry: BUT YOU AND

MITCH HAD A GOD MOMENT.

TALK TO US ABOUT THAT.

IT WAS A STRANGE MOMENT

FOR ME.

I WAS LISTENING TO THE

PEOPLE AROUND ME.

THIS IS A PENTECOSTAL CHURCH

AND THEY WERE SPEAKING IN

TONGUES.

AND MY HUSBAND AT THAT TIME

WAS FEELING WHAT HE SAID, A

BREEZY SPIRIT.

THE EXPRESSION OF THE HOLY

SPIRIT THERE IN THAT CHURCH

CIRCUMSTANCES.

Terry: YOU HAD SORT

OF -- NOT EXACTLY IN THE

SAME WAY, BUT ON THE DAY

THAT YOU AND MITCH MARRIED,

WHERE YOU WERE CELEBRATING

AND JOYOUS, BUT WHEN YOU

CAME TO THE ALTER TO MAKE

THE SOLEMN VOW TO EACH

OTHER, TELL US WHAT YOU

EXPERIENCED?

IT WAS AN EXTRAORDINARY

EXPERIENCE.

I HAD JUST BEEN EXPECTING

JOY.

THE TYPICAL EMOTION WE

ASSOCIATE WITH A WEDDING.

BUT AS WE EXCHANGED OUR

VOWS, WE BOTH FELT A KIND OF

HEAVY, VELVETY RICHNESS IN

THE SANCTUARY.

IT IT WAS STARTLING.

IT STOPPED US.

WE TOOK IT WITH US ON OUR

HONEYMOON AND KEPT TALKING

ABOUT.

IT FELT SACRIMENTAL TO US.

AND WE WERE BLOWN AWAY BY

IT.

Terry: AND YOU SAY THIS

IS A WOMAN WHO WAS SURPRISED

BY GOD, IN HIS REALNESS,

THAT HE DOESN'T WORK THE WAY

WE ALWAYS THINK HE WILL OR

THE WAY WE EXPECT.

WHAT DO YOU WANT PEOPLE WHO

READ THIS COME AWAY WITH?

I WANT THEM TO COME AWAY

WITH THE IDEA THAT IT IS

NEVER TOO LATE, EVEN IN

MID-LIFE.

WE CAN DO THAT FEARLESS

INVENTORY AND ASK QUESTIONS,

HAVE OUR CHOICE BROUGHT US

PEACE, TRANQUILITY AND JOY.

AND IF THEY HAVEN'T, IT'S

NOT TOO LATE TO MOVE FORWARD

INTO SOMETHING MYSTERIOUS,

SOMETHING NEW.

Terry: SOMETHING THAT I

MAY NOT EVEN UNDERSTAND.

EXACTLY.

Terry: YOU'RE VERY

CANDID ABOUT THAT.

I REALLY FELT LIKE MORE THAN

JUST FOR THE CHRISTIAN, THIS

IS A BOOK FOR SOMEONE WHO IS

STRUGGLING WITH FAITH

ISSUES, WHO MAYBE NOT IS

SURE WHERE TO GO WITH GOD IN

THEIR LIVES, AND WOULD LIKE

TO COME BACK WITH SOME

REALITY AND DEPTH OF

MEANING.

IT SHARES YOUR JOURNEY VERY

CANDIDLY IN ALL OF THIS.

RHODA JANSON'S BOOK IS

CALLED "DOES THIS CHURCH

MAKE ME LOOK FAT?"

IT IS AVAILABLE WHEREVER

BOOKS ARE SOLD.

THANK YOU FOR SHARING SO

CANDIDLY AND POINT

POIGNANTLY.

PLUS WE'RE GOING TO BE

PRAYING FOR YOU AND YOUR

NEEDS, SO YOU WANT TO STAY

WITH US.

Pat: RICK AGULAR HAD

JUST RETURNED FROM THE

DOCTOR WITH A SUPPLY OF

ANTIBIOTICS.

BEFORE RICK HAD TIME TO TAKE

THE FIRST PILL, GOD HEALED

HIM.

HERE IS HOW IT HAPPENED.

I HAD A THROAT ACHE, AND

IT WAS KIND OF LIKE IT

STARTED OUT LIKE A SORE

THROAT, AND THEN WHEN I WAS

EATING SOMETHING, IT FELT

LIKE I COULDN'T GET IT DOWN

MY THROAT.

AND THEN THE NEXT WEEK IT

GOT A LITTLE TOUGHER TO EAT

SOMETHING.

AND THEN IT GOT TOUGH TO

SWALLOW.

SO I SAID, HEY, I'VE GOT TO

GO TO THE DOCTOR AND FIND

OUT WHAT'S GOING ON.

I WENT TO THE DOCTOR AND HE

LOOKED AT MY THROAT AND HE

GAVE ME ANTIBIOTICS.

AND HE SAID GO HOME, TAKE

THESE ANTIBIOTICS, AND COME

BACK IN A WEEK OR TWO.

SO I WENT HOME AND MY WIFE

AND I SAT DOWN AND WATCHED

"THE 700 CLUB" WITH PAT

ROBERTSON.

AND PAT CAME TO THE END OF

THE BROADCAST AND HE

SAID --

Pat: THERE IS A

CONSTRICTION IN YOUR THROAT

RIGHT NOW.

YOU'RE HAVING A HARD TIME

SWALLOWING.

SOMETHING IS SWELLED UP IN

THERE.

GOD IS TAKING THAT SWELLING

DOWN.

YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SWALLOW

NORMALLY.

TRY IT RIGHT NOW.

TOUCH YOUR NECK.

IN THE NAME OF JESUS, BE

MADE WHOLE.

IN THAT INSTANT, IN THAT

MOMENT, I FELT WARMTH IN MY

THROAT.

I FELT TINGLING.

BUT THE MOST FABULOUS THING

WAS THAT I FELT HIS

PRESENCE.

I FELT HIS GLORY.

I FELT HIS LOVE.

I FELT HIS MAGNIFISANCE.

BUT WHEN I WENT HOME, I

DIDN'T EVEN NEED THE

ANTIBIOTICS.

GOD HEALED ME.

GOD IS A SIGNIFICANT BEING.

WE HAVE THIS VEIL OVER OUR

EYES ALL OF THE TIME, BUT

GOD CHOSE TO TAKE

THAT VEIL OFF MY EYES AND

JUST REVEAL HIS MAGNIFISANCE.

Pat: NOW IS A CHANCE

FOR US TO PRAY FOR YOU WITH

THE MAGNIFISANCE OF THE

LORD.

SHE SUFFERED FROM A

CONDITION THAT CAUSED PAIN

AND INSTABILITY WITH HER

KNEE FOR 42 YEARS.

AT TIMES SHE HAD TO USE HER

ARMS JUST TO MOVE HER LEGS.

LAST AUGUST SHE WAS WATCHING

THIS SHOW AND HEARD YOU GIVE

THIS WORD OF KNOWLEDGE

"THERE IS NOT MUCH THAT

HOLDS YOUR LOWER LEG TO YOUR

UPPER LEG.

THERE ARE SOME TENDONS

MISSING.

AND YOUR LEG IS FLOPPING

AROUND.

TOUCH YOUR KNEE IN THE NAME

OF JESUS.

THE KNEE WILL BE NORMAL, AND

IT WILL OPERATE AS IT SHOULD

AND THAT THING WILL BE

COMPLETELY WHOLE.

SHE RECEIVED THE WORLD AND

SHE HAS NOT ONLY BE

PAIN-FREE, BUT HAS BEEN ABLE

TO DEPEND ON HER KNEE FOR

SUPPORT."

42 YEARS.

Pat: FOLKS, WE WANT TO

PRAY FOR YOU.

THE BIBLE SAYS IF TWO OF YOU

JOIN TOGETHER TO PRAY, IT

SHALL BE DONE.

WE'RE GOING TO JOIN HANDS.

WOULD YOU PLEASE PRAY WITH

US.

WHAT IS IT THAT YOU NEED?

TERRY AND I JOIN HANDS.

FATHER, I JOIN HANDS WITH MY

DEAR SISTER IN CHRIST.

WE BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF

GOD IN JESUS' NAME.

TOUCH, LORD, THESE WHO ARE

SUFFERING.

THERE IS SOMEBODY WITH A

CONSTRICTION IN YOUR THROAT,

JUST AS WAS SAID EARLIER,

YOU ARE BEING HEALED NOW IN

THE NAME OF JESUS.

THERE IS A BLADDER INFECTION

THAT IS BEING HEALED.

IT HAS BEEN WITH YOU FOR

SEVERAL YEARS.

YOU HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO GET

IT HEALED.

IT WILL COMPLETELY HEAL FROM

THIS MOMENT ON.

TERRY?

Terry: SOMEONE ELSE,

YOU HAVE MIGRAINES AND YOU

GET FLASHING LIGHTS FROM

THAT CONDITION.

GOD IS SETTING YOU FREE NOW

FROM NOT JUST THE MIGRAINES,

BUT FROM THE CONDITION.

YOU'LL NOT HAVE THEM

ANYMORE.

Pat: THERE IS A BOWEL

CONSTRUCTION, AND THE

DOCTORS THOUGHT IT MAY NEED

SURGERY, BUT IN THE NAME OF

JESUS, THAT IS COMING FREE

RIGHT NOW.

AND YOUR BOWELS WILL WORK

PERFECTLY IN JESUS' NAME.

THERE IS NOT GOING TO BE

CANCER.

YOU'RE GOING TO BE

ABSOLUTELY WHOLE.

Terry: SOMEONE ELSE,

YOU HAVE OCULAR PROBLEMS.

LIKE YOUR VISION COMES AND

GOES FOR NO KNOWN REASON,

BUT GOD IS HEALING THAT

CONDITION IN YOUR EYES.

YOUR EYES ARE GOING TO BE

BETTER THAN THEY WERE

BEFORE.

Pat: PLACE YOUR HANDS

ON THAT PART OF YOUR BODY

THAT HURTS.

WE AGREE WITH YOU.

IN THE NAME OF JESUS, MAY

THE ANOINTING OF THE HOLY

SPIRIT COME UPON YOU.

MAY HEAT COME INTO THAT AREA

THAT IS HURTING IN JESUS'

NAME.

TOUCH!

AMEN.

TOMORROW, WE'RE GOING TO

EXPOSE THE MYTHS ABOUT

CHOLESTEROL AND HEART

DISEASE.

I IMAGINE LIPITOR WILL NOT

MAKE IT.

TODAY WE LEAVE YOU WITH

THESE WORDS FROM 1

THESSALONIANS: "REJOICE

ALWAYS, AND PRAY WITHOUT

SEIZING.

AND FOR EVERYTHING GIVE

THANKS.

FOR THIS IS THE WILL OF

CHRIST JESUS CONCERNING

YOU."

SEE YOU TOMORROW.

BYE-BYE.

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