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700 Club Interactive: Duck Dynasty - November 5, 2012

Duck commander Willie Robertson shares his story and what goes on behind-the-scenes of his hit show "Duck Dynasty." Read Transcript


Gordon: COMING UP, A

NEW BREED OF MILLIONAIRES.

WE TALK WITH WILLIE AND CORY

ROBERTSON ABOUT BUILDING A

DUCK DYNASTY.

WE WANT TO SELL A MILLION

DOLLARS.

WE'RE ALL IN IT TOGETHER.

Gordon: ON TODAY'S "700

CLUB INTERACTIVE."

ON "700 CLUB INTERACTIVE,"

WE USE TECHNOLOGY TO PRAY

FOR EACH OTHER AND EXPLORE

TOPICS THAT MATTER TO YOU.

WATCH WHAT GOD IS DOING IN

THE WORLD TODAY.

*

Gordon: GOOD MORNING,

AND WELCOME TO "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

TODAY WE'RE GOING TO HEAD

DEEP INTO THE BACK WOODS OF

THE BAYOU.

AND MEET WITH A FAMILY WHO

CAN FRY UP A BOLOGNA

SANDWICH WITH THE REST OF

THEM.

THE ROBERTSONS, AND THEY'RE

MY COUSINS.

THEY WERE BORN IN LOUISIANA,

AND THANKS TO A REVOLUTION

INVENTION AND BUSINESS

ACUMEN, THIS FAMILY STRUCK

IT RICH.

BUT ALL THE WHILE, THEY

PROVED THAT THE MORE THINGS

CHANGE, THE MORE THEY

PHAYTHSTAY THE SAME.

Reporter: THE BACK

WOODS IS HOME TO A NEW BREED

OF MILLIONAIRES, THE

ROBERTSONS.

HE INVENTED A REVOLUTIONARY

DUCK CALL, AND IT CHANGED

THEIR WAY OF LIFE FOREVER.

AS C.E.O., WILLIE ROBERTSON

TURNED HIS FATHER'S OPTION

OPERATION INTO A COMPANY.

AND UNCLE SE SY HEADS UP

OPERATION.

BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY,

THEY STICK TOGETHER, BECAUSE

THEY'RE FAMILY AND THEY ARE

THE DUCK DYNASTY.

Gordon: JOINING US IS

WILLIE AND HIS LOVELY WIFE

CORY.

COUSIN, THANKS FOR BEING

WITH US.

WHERE IS YOUR BEARD?

Gordon: I'M NOT TRYING

TO JOIN ZZTOP.

GOTCHA.

WILLIE, HOW DID YOU END UP

WITH CORY.

ARE YOU REALLY GOOD-LOOKING

UNDER THAT BEARD.

I DON'T KNOW.

YOU MIGHT WANT TO ASK HER.

I FEEL LIKE I AM.

HE IS.

I FELL IN LOVE WITH THE CUTE

LITTLE BOY WITH DIMPLES IN

THIRD GRADE AT CHURCH CAMP.

SHE HAS BEEN AFTER ME

EVER SINCE.

Gordon: IN YOUR BOOK,

THE DUCK COMMANDER FAMILY

REVEALS IT, BECAUSE THERE

ARE PLENTY OF PICTURES OF

YO YOU TWO WAY BACK WHEN,

AND WILLIE IS LOOKING LIKE

HE JUST WALKED OFF THE BEACH

OR SOMETHING.

OH, YEAH.

I'M NOT STUPID.

I DO GET THE RIGHT WOMAN I

WANTED.

I WASN'T SURE THIS LOOK WAS

GOING TO BE THAT LOOK.

THIS WAS FOR LATER IN LIFE.

Gordon: CORY, YOU DO

COME FROM QUITE A FAMILY

BACKGROUND.

YOUR FAMILY PRETTY MUCH

INVENTED THE BIG BOX

WAREHOUSE STORE AND THEN YOU

HAD A PUBLISHING COMPANY AND

A WHOLE LOT OF THAT.

DID ANY OF THAT GO INTO

MAKING DUCK DYNASTY?

I BELIEVE WE WORKED

TOGETHER.

I THINK WILLIE AND I ARE A

GOOD TEAM.

I GREW UP SITTING AROUND OUR

DINNER TABLE, MY FAMILY'S

DINNER TABLE, LISTENING TO

STORIES ABOUT BUSINESS.

I WAS ALWAYS INTERESTED IN

IT.

AND WHENEVER WE KIND OF

DECIDED TO COME BACK ON THE

BOARD WITH DUCK COMMANDER,

WE PUT OUR HEADS TOGETHER

AND HERE WE ARE.

Gordon: TELL US HOW YOU

BUILT DUCK DYNASTY.

AND HOW DID YOU MAKE DUCK

COMMANDER, AND YOU'RE STILL

COMING UP WITH NEW

BUSINESSES.

HOW DID YOU DO IT?

WELL, PHIL GETS ALL OF

THE CREDIT FOR INVENTING

THIS DUCK CALL.

AS WE WERE KIDS, WE WERE

REALLY POOR AND PHIL WAS A

COMMERCIAL FISHERMEN.

HE MADE THIS DUCK CALL, AND

HE SAID, BOYS, ONE OF THESE

DAYS WE'LL SEND A MILLION

DOLLARS WORTH OF THESE.

AND AT THE TIME, IT SOUNDED

LIKE A GOOD IDEA BECAUSE WE

WERE POOR AND WE WERE EATING

CATFISH, AND HE JUST KEPT

AFTER IT.

WE CAME ALONG ABOUT 30 YEARS

AFTER HE HAD STARTED IT, AND

IT STARTED TO DECLINE, GOING

DOWN, AND SHE AND I JUST

HAD, YOU KNOW, THE RIGHT

ENERGY.

IN BUSINESS, TIMING IS

EVERYTHING.

AND I ALWAYS SAID THAT THE

LORD HAD TO HAVE HIS HAND IN

IT BECAUSE WE DID EVERYTHING

WRONG, PROBABLY, IN

BUSINESS, BUT HE BLESSED

US.

AND A LOT OF HARD WORK AND

IT IS GOOD TO SEE IT PAY OFF

IN THIS WAY.

Gordon: YOU SAID IN THE

BOOK THAT THE ROAD WAS

REALLY HARD AND IT WAS LONG

AND THERE WERE TIMES WHEN

YOU THOUGHT YOU WERE GOING

TO LOSE IT ALL, BUT GOD WAS

ALWAYS FAITHFUL.

HOW DID HE SHOW UP FOR YOU?

THERE WERE SPECIFIC

INSTANCES WHERE CHECKS WERE

COME IN, AND I PUT THAT IN

THE BOOK, BACK WHEN DAD RAN

IT, LITERALLY DOWN TO WE'RE

NOT GOING TO MAKE IT, AND WE

HAD A CHECK COMING IN FROM

JAPAN.

I DON'T KNOW WHO THAT PERSON

WAS IN JAPAN, BUT WE HAVEN'T

SOLD ONE SINCE TO JAPAN

SINCE THE '80s.

THAT ONE CHECK CAME IN.

FISH WERE ALWAYS -- CAME IN

AT THE RIGHT TIME WHEN WE

NEEDED THE CASH.

WHEN I TOOK OVER, I HELD MY

PAYCHECKS FOR MONTHS, HOPING

WE COULD GET THIS THING BACK

ON TRACK.

IT WAS A BAD TIME

FINANCIALLY, AND WE WERE

JUST HOPING THAT, YOU KNOW,

WHAT WE WERE THINKING WE

WERE BUILDING WAS TRUE.

AND, ALSO, WHEN YOU'RE

FAMILY ALL WORKS FOR YOU,

YOU CAN'T EXACTLY THEM OFF

AND FIRE THEM.

SO WE WERE ALL IN THE SAME

THING.

WE JUST HAD TO SEE IT

THROUGH AND MAKE IT WORK.

AND THERE WAS CERTAINLY A

LOT OF FAITH INVOLVED.

Gordon: IT IS SAID THAT

MONEY CHANGES PEOPLE, BUT IT

DOESN'T SEEM TO BE CHANGING

YOUR FAMILY.

YOU STILL REMAIN TRUE TO

YOUR ROOTS.

WHY?

WELL, YOU KNOW, I ALWAYS

THINK ABOUT THE LOVE OF

MONEY MAY CHANGE SOME

PEOPLE.

MONEY SHOULDN'T CHANGE WHO

YOU ARE, WHETHER YOU'VE GOT

MORE OR WHETHER YOU HAVE

LESS.

I'VE BEEN IN BOTH CAMPS, AND

I THANK THE LORD FOR THAT.

GROWING UP WITH NO MONEY, I

REALLY APPRECIATE, YOU KNOW,

THE THINGS THAT IT PROVIDES

FOR US NOW, BUT, YOU KNOW, I

WOULD SAY THE FAME CERTAINLY

CAN GET AFTER YOU.

AND PEOPLE -- EVERYBODY

RECOGNIZING YOU AND THEY

TREAT YOU A LITTLE

DIFFERENTLY.

SO THE KEY TO THIS SHOW AND

WHAT WE'RE ABOUT IS THAT

WE'RE ALL DOING IT

TOGETHER.

IT'S NOT LIKE ONE PERSON

CAME OUT OF THIS FAMILY AND

BECAME FAMOUS, AND EVERYONE

KIND OF REVOLVES AROUND

THEM.

WE'RE ALL IN IT TOGETHER.

I CAN'T ONE-UP ANYONE WITH

MY STORIES, AND IF ANYONE

STARTS GETTING A BIG HEAD,

WE'LL LET YOU KNOW THAT YOU

NEED TO REMEMBER WHO YOU ARE

AND WHERE WE CAME FROM.

Gordon: HOW DID YOU END

UP ON TV?

I ACTUALLY GOT AN E-MAIL

OUT OF THE BLUE.

IT WASN'T A GREAT STORY.

I GOT AN E-MAIL FROM A GUY

WHO OWNED A PRODUCTION

COMPANY IN LOS ANGELES.

HE WAS FROM LOUISIANA, SO HE

KNEW WHO WE WERE.

WE HAD SOMEWHAT OF FAME IN

OUR HUNTING COMMUNITY.

WE HAD DUCK COMMANDER, AND

WE HAD BEEN AROUND FOREVER.

WE HAD BEEN ON TV SOME AS

WELL IN A SMALLER GENRE.

AND HE CENTER US A E-MAIL

AND SAID I BELIEVE YOU GUYS

GOT WHAT WE NEED.

A&E MADE A PILOT AND THEY

PICKED IT UP, AND WE HAD THE

NUMBER ONE SHOW ON WEDNESDAY

NIGHT, SO I GUESS THEY WERE

RIGHT.

Gordon: I GUESS THEY

WERE.

WATCHING THE SHOW, YOU CAN

SEE YOUR FAMILY.

ON OCCASION YOU GUYS GET ON

EACH OTHER'S NERVES, BUT AT

THE END OF THE DAY, YOU MAKE

SURE YOU'RE ALL AROUND THE

TABLE FOR FAMILY DINNER.

HOW DID THAT TRADITION START

AND WHY DO YOU KEEP IT GOING

TODAY?

WELL, GROWING UP, KATE

FED THESE BOYS LIKE YOU'VE

NEVER SEEN.

MY MOM WAS NOT A BIG COOK.

WE ATE OUT A LOT AND HAD A

LOT OF PIZZA.

BUT WHEN I CAME INTO THIS

FAMILY, I SAW HOW IMPORTANT

THE FAMILY DINNER WAS, AND

IT WAS IMPORTANT TO OUR

FAMILY AS WELL, BUT THEY DID

IT IN A DIFFERENT WAY.

KATE HAD THIS TEENY KITCHEN

AND SHE COOKED FOR THE BOYS

AND FOR ALL OF THE EMPLOYEES

AT DUCK COMMANDER.

IT HAS BEEN A REAL IMPORTANT

THING FOR OUR FAMILY TO KEEP

THAT UP AND KEEP THAT

TRADITION GOING.

IT IS ALL ABOUT FAMILY IN

THE END.

WE CAN'T LET THE LITTLE

PETTY THINGS GET IN THE WAY

OF THAT.

WE DO A GOOD JOB, I THINK,

OF PUTTING THAT FIRST.

JUST LIKE IN OUR

MARRIAGE, WE TRY NOT TO GO

TO BED WHEN WE'RE ANGRY WITH

EACH OTHER.

AND THAT DINNER TABLE FOR

THE FAMILY WAS THAT WAY.

NO MATTER WHAT, WHETHER YOU

HAD A BAD DAY AT WORK, YOU

WERE GOING TO HAVE TO END UP

AROUND THAT DINNER TABLE,

AND YOU BETTER GET IT WORKED

OUT BECAUSE YOU'RE NOT GOING

TO TAKE IT TO WORK

TOMORROW.

Gordon: SO, CORY, HAVE

YOU LEARNED HOW TO MAKE

FRIED BOLOGNA SANDWICHES?

WILLIE IS THE COOK IN OUR

HOUSE.

I'M THE ASSISTANT IN THE

KITCHEN.

OF ALL OF THE RECIPES,

FRIED BOLOGNA SANDWICHES IS

ONE YOU COULD MAKE.

Gordon: YOU'VE GOT TO

MAKE THE THREE SLITS IN THE

BOLOGNA TO KEEP IT FROM

CURLING UP OTHERWISE IT

WON'T FRY RIGHT.

WHAT IS YOUR SECRET TO THE

DUCK GUMBO.

YOU TAKE IT ALL THE WAY TO

CHOCOLATE, IS THAT THE

SECRET TO THE FLAVOR?

THAT'S THE WAY WE LIKE

IT.

THE DUCK GUMBO TAKES A FEW

DAYS TO MAKE, AND IT IS

BETTER THE MORE IT SITS.

AND THIS COMPANY, THIS

FAMILY, TOOK 40 YEARS TO GET

TO THIS POINT.

IT WAS SO MUCH LIKE A

GUMBO.

BECAUSE IF YOU REALLY WANT

IT RIGHT AND DONE RIGHT,

YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO BE

PATIENT AND WAIT.

IT WILL PAY OFF IN THE END.

BUT THAT'S HOW WE LIKE

OURS.

VERY RICH, KIND OF LIKE OUR

FAMILY.

IT'S A POWERFUL FAMILY, JUST

LIKE A GUMBO.

Gordon: WELL, I'M GOING

TO TRY TO MAKE IT.

I'M ACTUALLY GOING TO GO OUT

AND -- MY BROTHER SHOOTS

DUCKS.

I JUST BUY THEM.

[LAUGHTER]

Gordon: I'M GOING TO

TRY TO MAKE SOME.

YOU'LL BE THE OTHER

ROBERTSON FAMILY THAT KNOWS

HOW TO MAKE A GUMBO.

Gordon: WILLIE AND

CORY, THANKS FOR BEING WITH

US.

AND THANKS FOR YOUR STRONG

STAND WITH FAITH.

READ THE BOOK, CALLED "THE

DUCK COMMANDER FAMILY, HOW

FAITH, FAMILY AND DUCKS

BUILT A DYNASTY."

IT'S AVAILABLE WHEREVER

BOOKS OR SOLD.

AND THE SHOW, DUCK DYNASTY

AIRS EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT

AT 10 P.M. EASTERN ON A&E.

WE'RE GOING TO STAY IN

LOUISIANA UP NEXT, AND SHOW

YOU HOW ONE FAMILY GOT A NEW

HOME AFTER IT WAS LEVELLED

BY HURRICANE ISAAC SAC.

ISAAC.

PINE

Gordon: WHEN DANNY AND

GINA LOST THEIR HOME IN

HURRICANE ISAAC SAC FALL

APART.

THEY VOLUNTEERED WITH

"OPERATION BLESSING" TO HELP

PEOPLE IN THE SAME SITUATION

THEY WERE IN.

SO WE DECIDED TO RETURN THE

FAVOR.

WATCH THIS.

I'VE NEVER BEEN IN A

HURRICANE WHERE I WAS

ACTUALLY IN THE CONDITIONS

THAT I WAS IN THIS TIME.

Reporter: DURING THE

WORST OF HURRICANE ISAAC'S

FLOODING, GINA HUNTER AND

HER FAMILY FLED TO SAFETY.

HER HUBT -- HUSBAND, DANNY,

STAYED BEHIND TO RESCUE MORE

THAN A DOZEN NEIGHBORS.

I WAS GETTING PHONE CALLS

OF PEOPLE TRAPPED IN THEIR

HOUSES, AND I KNEW WE HAD TO

GET TO THEM.

DANNY IS THE KIND OF

PERSON WHO WILL HELP OTHER

PEOPLE.

Reporter: AS THE WATERS

RECEDED, DANNY AND GINA'S

HOME SAT IN THE MIDDLE OF

THE ROAD.

OUR HOUSE FLOATED ABOUT

200 YARDS UP THE ROADWAY.

IT WAS A COMPLETE LOSS.

Reporter: THEIR HOME

HAD TO BE DEMOLISHED, BUT IN

THE MIDST OF THEIR TRAGEDY,

GINA'S DAUGHTER SUGGESTED

THEY FOLLOW HER STEPFATHER'S

EXAMPLE.

SHE SAYS, MOM, WE CAN SIT

HERE AND LICK OUR WOUNDS AND

MAKE OURSELVES FEEL WORSE,

OR WE CAN GO OUT AND FIND

PEOPLE LIKE OURSELVES AND

HELP WHOEVER WE CAN.

SO GINA AND HER FATHER

FOLLOWED DANNY'S EXAMPLE AND

VOLUNTEERED WITH "OPERATION

BLESSING."

THEY WORKED WHEREVER THEY

WERE NEEDED AND GAVE A WORD

OF ENCOURAGEMENT TO EVERYONE

THEY MET.

THEY SERVED HOT MEALS TO

FIRST RESPONDERS AND

RESIDENTS TO THE COMMUNITY.

DANNY AND GINA VISIT

INSURANCE AND WILL

EVENTUALLY REBUILD THEIR

HOME.

BUT IN THE MEANTIME THEY HAD

NO PLACE TO STAY.

OWE "OPERATION BLESSING"

TRANSFORMED THEIR GARAGE

INTO A SMALL APARTMENT WHERE

THEY CAN LIVE WHILE THEY

REBUILD.

[APPLAUSE AND CHEERS]

IT JUST MEANS SO MUCH.

IT WOULD TAKE A MIRACLE FOR

GOD TO COME INTO MY LIFE AND

DO THIS.

WE ACTUALLY HAVE A HOME

THAT WE CAN COME AND LIVE IN

AND SLEEP IN.

OH, MY GOODNESS.

IT IS PRICELESS.

YOU CAN'T PUT A DOLLAR VALUE

ON EVERYTHING "OPERATION

BLESSING" HAS DONE FOR

EVERYONE, INCLUDING MYSELF

AND MY FAMILY.

Gordon: IF YOU'RE A

MEMBER OF "THE 700 CLUB,"

YOU'RE PART OF THAT.

YOU'RE PART OF BLESSING

PEOPLE.

WHEN DISASTERS STRIKE, WE

WANT TO STRIKE BACK, AND WE

WANT TO STRIKE BACK WITH

LOVE AND COMPASSION, AND

VERY TANGIBLE HELP.

IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF

IT, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

AND HOW MUCH IS THAT?

JUST $20 A MONTH, 65 CENTS A

DAY, AND YOU JOIN WITH TENS

OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE

ACROSS AMERICA AND AROUND

THE WORLD, WHO SAY, YEAH, WE

WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

WE WANT TO HELP PEOPLE.

WE WANT TO PREACH THE

GOSPELAROUND TH GOSPEL --

GOSPEL AROUND THE WORLD.

WE'VE GOT 15 PRODUCTION

CENTERS LOCATED

STRATEGICALLY AROUND THE

WORLD, WHERE WE TRAIN

CHRISTIANS HOW TO PREACH THE

GOSPEL ON TELEVISION, RIGHT

IN THEIR OWN LANGUAGE, IN

THEIR OWN CULTURES, AND SHOW

WHAT JESUS IS DOING RIGHT

THERE.

WE WANT TO STE TELL THAT

STORY, AND LEAD THEM IN A

PRAYER OF SALVATION SO THEY

CAN KNOW THE JOY OF KNOWING

THEIR CREATOR.

IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF

IT, CALL US,

1-888-777-1999.

JUST SAY, YES, I WANT TO

JOIN.

I WANT TO HELP PEOPLE.

I WANT TO BE A PART OF IT.

WHEN YOU CALL, WHEN YOU

JOIN, I'VE GOT SOMETHING I

WANT YOU TO HAVE.

IT'S CALLED "GOD'S PLAN FOR

AMERICA."

IT IS THE LATEST D.V.D.

TEACHING FROM MY FATHER.

WE'RE HEARING A LOT OF

NEGATIV NEGATIVITY, ABOUT

HOW WE'RE GOING TO GO OFF A

CLIFF, AND HOW GOD'S PLAN IS

TO JUDGE US AND DOOM US.

YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS.

IT WILL GIVE YOU HOPE.

TO UNDERSTAND THE COVENANT

THAT THE EARLY SETTLERS MADE

FOR BLESSING THIS LAND.

IT IS STILL VALID.

ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS TURN

AND ADHERE TO IT, AND GOD

WILL HEAR IT IN HEAVEN.

IF YOU WANT THAT, JOIN "THE

700 CLUB" AND WE'LL SEND IT

RIGHT OUT TO YOU.

1-888-777-1999.

STILL AHEAD, WE'LL HEAR FROM

ANOTHER REALITY STAR, THE

MAN WHO TOOK ON THE TOP

PRIZE ON THE SHOW "TOP

SHOT."

Gordon: THE TV

SHOW, "TOP SHOT" FEATURES

NAVY SEALS AND TOP

PROFESSIONALS.

BUT THE WINNER ISN'T A

MARKSMAN BY TRADE.

HE IS A 28-YEAR-OLD CAMP

COUNSELLOR NAMED DUSTIN

ELLERMAN.

Reporter: "TOP SHOT" IS

A HISTORY CHANNEL ANSWER TO

THE REALITY SHOW.

IN THIS WEAPONS COMPETITION,

16 SHARP-SHOOTERS MUST

MASTER THE MOST PRIMITIVE OF

WEAPONS.

A GLASS WINDOW PANE SET

15 FEET DOWN RANGE.

Reporter: AT THE SAME

TIME, OVERCOMING GRUELING

OBSTACLES.

THE TAIL IN THE ROPES.

DUSTIN WENT ON TO WIN THE

TOP SPOT ON HISTORY

CHANNEL'S "TOP SHOT" SHOW,

BUT HE IS SELF-TAUGHT.

TODAY HE IS GOING TO SHOW ME

A THING OR TO.

ALL RIGHT, BUDDY, SHOW ME

WHAT YOU'VE GOT.

WHAT ARE WE SHOOTING AT?

PENNIES AT 50 YARDS.

CHEAPER THAN DOLLARS.

Reporter: I THINK WE'RE

BREAKING SOME SORT OF

FEDERAL LAW.

I THINK SO.

Reporter: MANY VIEWERS

CONSIDERED D DUSTIN THE

LEAST LIKELY TO WIN.

AT ONLY 28 YEARS OLD, HE AND

HIS WIFE RUN A CHRISTIAN

SUMMER CAMP IN TEXAS.

THE CAMP WAS FOUNDED BY

MY PARENTS.

IT IS A SUMMER CHRISTIAN

CAMP.

WE SHOW THEM A GOOD TIME AND

TEACH THEM ABOUT JESUS.

Reporter: THE IDEA OF

COMPETING ON "TOP SHOT"

SOUNDED LIKE A GOOD

ADVENTURE AT FIRST.

ONCE I STARTED GETTING

INTO THE CASTING PROCESS,

AND THINGS STARTED GET MORE

SERIOUS, I WAS LIKE, THREE

MILLION VIEWERS, GOD COULD

USE THIS AS A PLATFORM.

AND I STARTED SEEING HOW HE

WANTED ME IN THAT.

IT IS REALITY TV, AND THEY

WANTED ME TO BE MYSELF.

THAT'S EASY ENOUGH.

I'M NOT AN ACTOR, SHTS FOR

SURE.

-- THAT'S FOR SURE.

Reporter: DUSTIN SPENT

A LOT OF TIME WITH THE 13

OTHER MALES ON THE SHOW.

MOST OF THE GUYS ARE

SPORTS GUYS AND GUN GUYS,

AND I KIND OF WENT IN

THINKING I MIGHT BE INSULTED

OR PERSECUTED, BUT REALLY I

HAD A LOT OF RESPECT FROM

THE GUYS.

IT WAS NEAT THEM ASKING ME

ABOUT MY FAITH AND LETTING

ME SHARE AND LITTLE WAYS.

Reporter: HOW DID YOU

BOTTOM THE TOP SHOT?

IT IS SOMETHING THAT HAS

BEEN IN ME SINCE I WAS A

LITTLE GUY.

BB.B. GUN.

Reporter: DUSTIN TAUGHT

HIMSELF PRACTICALLY

EVERYTHING HE KNOWS ABOUT

WEAPONS.

[APPLAUSE]

ISN'T THAT COOL.

Reporter: MOST OF THE

"TOP SHOT" CONTESTANTS HAD

EXTENSIVE TRAINING WITH THE

MILITARY OR LAW

ENFORCEMENT.

Reporter: HOW DID YOU

BEAT THESE GUYS?

LOOKING BACK, IT IS GOD'S

FAVOR.

HE GAVE ME MY NATURAL

ABILITY.

THERE IS A LOT OF PRESSURE

ON "TOP SHOT" SHOOTING, AND

YOU DON'T SEE THE CAMERA

CREWS AND THE 200 PEOPLE

THAT MAKE "TOP SHOT" HAPPEN

BEHIND THE CAMERA.

AND KNOWING WHEN YOU CAN'T

THROW A ROCK STRAIGHT, THREE

MILLION ARE GOING TO LAUGH

AT YOU ON TV.

THERE IS A LOT OF PRESSURE

THAT GOES INTO THAT, AND A

LOT OF GUYS CRUMBLE UNDER

THAT PRESSURE.

BUT ME, I WAS JUST THERE TO

HAVE FUN.

I WAS TRUSTING GOD TO EITHER

HELP ME DO GOOD OR IF HE IS

DONE WITH ME, I'M CONTENT.

Reporter: HITTING THE

TARGETS WASN'T THE HARDEST

PART FOR DUSTIN.

THE HARDEST PART IS

SPENDING THAT LONG A TIME

AWAY FROM MY FAMILY.

IT WAS A TOUGH SIX WEEKS,

DEALING WITH THE BOYS AND

THEM ASKING WHERE DADDY IS.

AND IT WAS JUST KIND OF,

DADDY IS OUT OF TOWN.

HE'S WORKING.

Reporter: WHAT WAS YOUR

FAVORITE SHOOTING

CHALLENGE?

I LOVE 10-22s, AND THIS

IS LIKE A PERFECTED ONE.

I WAS SUPPOSED TO CUT Q-TIPS

IN HALF, AND I DID IT.

AND I HIT A GOLF BALL AT

100 YARDS WITH IT, AND

NOBODY ELSE COULD COME

CLOSE.

Reporter: DUSTIN

FINISHED THE FINAL CHALLENGE

IN JUST TWO MINUTES, TAKING

THE "TOP SHOT" CROWN.

WERE YOU SURPRISED?

I WAS VERY SURPRISED AT

HOW I PERFORMED AND MEASURED

UP AGAINST ALL THESE

PROFESSIONAL SHOOTERS.

Reporter: I COULDN'T

HELP BUT ASK DUSTIN TO GIVE

ME A FEW SHOOTING TIPS AT

HIS RANGE.

OH, YEAH, YOU DO.

THERE IT IS!

THAT'S A SMALL TARGET, TOO.

ALL RIGHT.

Reporter: DUSTIN TOOK

HOME THE $100,000 GRAND

PRIZE FROM "TOP SHOT" AND

SOME IS COMING BACK HERE TO

"CAMP HIS WAY," TO TEACH

KIDS ABOUT GOD'S LOVE.

AS YOU MIGHT IMAGINE, DUSTIN

IS GETTING LOTS OF

INFORMATION TO SHARE HIS

STORIES AND HIS SKILLS.

Reporter: HAVE THE NAVY

SEALS COME CALLING?

I WENT AND SHOT WITH THE

F.B.I. THE OTHER DAY, AND

THAT WAS FUN.

I GOT PERFECT CALLS ON ALL

OF THEIR COURSES.

GOD GIVES US GIFTS AND

TALENTS AND ABILITIES ALL

FOR A REASON.

IT IS JUST AMAZING HOW GOD

CAN USE SOMETHING EVEN AS

SILLY AS SHOOTING TO BRING

GLORY TO HIS NAME.

IT IS PRETTY NEAT.

Gordon: GOD IS AMAZING,

AND HE GIVES US ALL

DIFFERENT TALENTS AND

GIFTS.

YOU KNOW, I LOVE TO COUNSEL

PEOPLE, FIND OUT WHAT'S IN

YOUR HEART.

WHAT DO YOU LOVE TO DO?

AND REALIZE THAT'S A GIFT

FROM GOD.

AND WHEN YOU START DOING IT

AND YOU DO IT WITH

INTEGRITY, AND YOU DO IT AS

BEFORE THE LORD, WELL THEN

HE'LL TAKE YOU PLACES THAT

YOU COULD HAVE NEVER

IMAGINED, AND HE'LL DO

THINGS WITH YOU SO THAT YOUR

LIGHT WILL SHINE AND YOU'LL

BE A WITNESS FOR HIM.

THE SHOW, "THE TOP SHOT,"

WILL RETURN TO THE HISTORY

CHANNEL EARLY NEXT YEAR.

IT IS TIME TO LIVE UP TO OUR

NAME, "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

WE'VE GOT IN-BOX MESSAGES

FOR YOU.

LET'S GO OVER TO LUCISHA.

"A LADY IN OUR CHURCH

TOLD ME THAT THE LORD HAD

TOLD HER THAT HE WAS GOING

TO SHORTEN MY HUSBAND'S

DAYS.

SHOULD I PUT ANY STOCK IN

THIS KIND OF WORD?

WHAT SHOULD I DO?"

Gordon: I REALLY DON'T

LIKE THIS SORT OF -- I CALL

THEM DRIVEBY PROPHECIES

WHERE THERE IS REALLY NO

ACCOUNTABILITY.

THE BIBLE SAYS LET THE

PROPHETS PROPHECY, AND THERE

IS JUDGE.

PROPHECY SHOULD NEVER BE IN

THIS SORT OF PRIVATE

SETTING, WITHOUT THE ABILITY

FOR THE OTHER CHURCH

LEADERS, THE PASTOR, TO HEAR

IT AND BE ABLE TO PROVIDE

COUNSEL.

AND IS THAT A WORD YOU

ACCEPT OR YOU REJECT?

NOW, YOU HAVEN'T GIVEN ME

ANY HISTORY BETWEEN YOU AND

THIS OTHER PERSON.

AND IS THERE A RECORD OF

ACCURACY, THOSE KINDS OF

THINGS.

BUT I JUST THINK IT'S

IMPROPER FOR THIS WORD TO

COME TO YOU.

IT NEEDS TO COME TO YOUR

HUSBAND, NOT TO YOU.

BECAUSE HE IS THE ONE.

IF GOD'S TELLING THIS PERSON

I'M GOING TO SHORTEN DAYS,

HE'S THE ONE THAT NEEDS TO

HEAR IT, NOT YOU.

BECAUSE IT IS GIVEN TO YOU,

IT IS JUST GOING TO GIVE YOU

FEAR BECAUSE YOU DON'T HAVE

ANY WAY TO TURN THE WORD

AROUND.

AND THAT IS SOMETHING WE

NEED TO UNDERSTAND WITH

PROPHECY.

PROPHECY IS ALWAYS

CONDITIONAL.

GOD HAS A LOT OF IFs, AND

IF YOU HIT THE CONDITIONS

RIGHT, YOU CAN TURN

ANYTHING.

WE NEED TO KEEP IN MIND THAT

MOSES WAS ABLE TO INTERCEDE

WITH GOD AND STOP HIM FROM

DESTROYING THE CHILDREN OF

ISRAEL.

ABRAHAM INTERCEDED FOR SODOM

AND GAMORAH.

THERE IS A PARL LYLE,

PARALLEL WHERE KING ISAIAH

WAS GIVEN A WORD FROM GOD,

PREPARE YOURSELF BECAUSE

YOU'RE GOING TO DIE.

HE HEARD IT AND TURNED IN

PRAYER AND SAID, GOD, I'VE

WALKED IN YOUR WAYS, I'VE

LIVED WITH A PERFECT HEART

BEFORE YOU.

AND GOD CHANGED THIS MIND.

AND ISAIAH CAME BACK AND

SAID, GOD HAS DECIDED TO ADD

15 YEARS TO YOUR LIFE, WHICH

SHOULD BE A WORD OF

ENCOURAGEMENT TO YOU.

NOW, WHAT IS THAT BASED ON.

WHAT HEZEKIAH BASED HIS

PRAYER ON WAS IN 1 KINGS 3,

WHERE GOD PROMISES SOLOMON,

IF HE WALKS ACCORDING TO HIS

COMMANDMENTS AND HISTORY

STATUTES, THAT IF HE WALKS

BEFORE HIM, HE WILL LENGTHEN

HIS DAYS.

SO TAKE THAT PROMISE TO YOUR

HUSBAND AND TELL HIM, IN

CHRIST JESUS, ALL OF THE

PROMISES OF GOD ARE YES AND

AMEN.

LET'S TAKE THIS PROMISE THAT

HE IS GOING TO LENGTHEN OUR

DAYS, AND LET'S WALK IN

ACCORDANCE TO HIS

COMMANDMENTS, LET'S DO WHAT

HE ASKS US TO DO, AND THAT

PROMISE WILL COME TRUE FOR

US.

I WOULD JUST ENCOURAGE YOU

WITH THAT.

IF YOU DO IT THAT WAY, IT

WILL GET RID OF ALL OF THAT

FEAR THAT I THINK WAS

PLANTED IN YOU, AND YOU'LL

BE ABLE TO DISCERN.

LET'S GO BACK FOR ANOTHER

QUESTION.

LAKEISHA.

DINO WRITES, "MY WIFE AND

I HAVE DIFFERENT POLITICAL

VIEWPOINTS.

THE CURRENT ELECTION IS

CAUSING FRICTION BETWEEN

US.

HOW DO I SUPPORT MY WIFE AND

STILL FOLLOW MY OWN

POLITICAL CHOICES WITHOUT

SLEEPING ON THE COUCH?"

Pat: WHEN

Gordon: WHEN MY PARENTS

WERE FIRST MARRIED, MY

MOTHER WAS A REPUBLICAN FROM

OHIO, AND MY FATHER WAS A

SOUTHERN DEMOCRAT, AND HIS

FATHER WAS A UNITED STATES

SENATOR.

SO THEY WOULD GET INTO SOME

POLITICAL ARGUMENTS.

I THINK MY MOTHER ULTIMATELY

INFLUENCED MY FATHER TO

BECOME A REPUBLICAN.

BUT THEY USED TO JOKE WITH

EACH OTHER, I'M CANCELLING

YOUR VOTE.

SO KEEP THE HUMOR IN IT, AND

DON'T LET POLITICAL

DIFFERENCES DRIVE YOU TO THE

COUCH.

IT MAY BE, YOU KNOW, JUST

TRYING TO FIND SOME BALANCE

BECAUSE OBVIOUSLY YOU LOVE

ONE ANOTHER, AND LOVE CONG

CONQUERS EVERY.

THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE

FOR THIS PROGRAM.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM PSALM 144: "HAPPY

ARE THE PEOPLE WHO ARE SUCH

A STATE, HAPPY ARE THE

PEOPLE WHO'S GOD IS THE

LORD."

GOD BLESS YOU.

LET THAT BE YOUR WORD

TODAY.

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