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The 700 Club - December 12, 2012

Author Leslie Haskins shares how God helped her navigate through loneliness. Plus, The Johnsons adopt a baby from Africa and witness a miracle in her life and theirs. Read Transcript


WE COULDN'T HAVE ASKED

FOR A BETTER CHRISTMAS

GIFT.

Lee: A FIGHT FOR LIFE,

AND A MOTHER'S VOW.

I WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE

FOR CHILDREN LIKE YOU.

Lee: THEIR CHRISTMAS

MIRACLE.

JESUS KEPT ME SAFE, AND

HE SNUGGLED ME.

Lee: PLUS...THE "VOICE

OF HOPE" SERIES TAKES ON

LONELINESS.

IT TAKES US OFF-COURSE

AND WE JUST WANT THE PAIN OF

IT TO STOP.

Lee: ON TODAY'S "700

CLUB."

*

Pat: WELL, WELCOME,

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, TO

THIS EDITION OF "THE 700

CLUB."

WELL, MOST AMERICANS THOUGHT

THEY WOULD NEVER SEE THE DAY

COME, LAWMAKERS IN THE STATE

OF MICHIGAN, MOTOWN, HAVE

MOVED WITH LIGHTNING SPEED

TO FIGHT THE UNIONS AND

PROTECT THE RIGHTS OF

WORKERS.

Kristi: MICHIGAN WAS

ONE OF THE STRONGEST UNION

STATES IN THE COUNTRY, AND

NOW UNIONS THERE CAN NO

LONGER STRONG-ARM WORKERS

INTO PAYING DUES.

IT IS ANOTHER SIGN THAT

ANTIUNION FORCES IN THE U.S.

ARE GAINING MOMENTUM.

Reporter: MICHIGAN

REPUBLICANS ACTED SO QUICKLY

THAT THE UNIONS HAD LITTLE

TIME TO REACT.

WITHIN HOURS OF ANNOUNCING

THEIR PLANS LAST THURSDAY,

BILLS WERE RUSHED THROUGH

THE STATE SENATE.

AND AFTER A LEGALLY REQUIRED

FIVE-DAY WAITING PERIOD, THE

HOUSE APPROVED FINAL PASSAGE

TUESDAY.

THOUSANDS OF UNION MEMBERS

FROM ACROSS THE STATE

CONVERGED ON THE CAPITAL IN

LANSING.

TEACHERS EVEN CALLED IN

SICK, ABANDONING THEIR

STUDENTS.

THERE WAS VIOLENCE.

THIS YouTube VIDEO SHOWS

A SUPPORTER OF THE NEW LAW

BEING PUNCHED BY UNION

MEMBERS.

POLICE HAD TO RESORT TO

PEPPERSPRAY TO CONTROL THE

CROWD.

BUT THE UNION INTIMIDATION

WASN'T ENOUGH.

THE REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR

SIGNED THE LAW.

HOW CAN HE, WITH A STROKE

OF THE PEN, TAKE OUR RIGHTS

AWAY.

IT IS OFFENSIVE.

Reporter: SUPPORTERS

CALL IT RIGHT TO WORK, AND

UNIONS SAY IT CUTS THEIR

BARGAINING POWER.

President Obama: THE

SO-CALLED RIGHT TO WORK

LAWS, THEY DON'T HAVE

ANYTHING TO DO WITH

ECONOMICS.

THEY HAVE EVERYTHING TO DO

WITH POLITICS.

WHAT THEY'RE REALLY TALKING

ABOUT IS GIVING YOU THE

RIGHT TO WORK FOR LESS

MONEY.

Reporter: UNDER RIGHT

TO WORK LAWS, WORKERS GET TO

TAKE HOME MORE OF THEIR

MONEY BECAUSE THEY PREVENT

THE UNIONS FROM FORCING

NON-UNION MEMBERS TO PAY

DUES.

ABOUT A QUARTER OF MICHIGAN

GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES WOULD

OPT OUT OF UNIONS, RETURNING

ABOUT $100 MILLION A YEAR TO

THEIR POCKETS.

SUPPORTERING ALSO SAY THE

LAW ENCOURAGES BUSINESS.

CHRIS BECKERING OWNS A

CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, AND

PREDICTS THE BILL WILL ALLOW

HIS COMPANY TO HIRE MORE

WORKERS.

THIS WILL ATTRACT MORE

BUSINESSES TO MICHIGAN.

THOSE BUSINESSES WILL NEED

SPACE, AND WE'RE HERE TO

DELIVER IT FOR THEM.

Reporter: AS HARD AS IT

IS TO BELIEVE TODAY, DETROIT

WAS ONCE A JEWEL.

MANY A MICHIGANER WILL TELL

YOU DETROIT WAS DAMAGED IN

PART BY UNION POWER, BY

FORCING COMPANIES TO LEAD,

EAERODING THE TAX BASE.

NOW MICHIGAN WILL BECOME THE

24th RIGHT TO WORK STATE.

AFTER WISCONSIN GOVERNOR

SCOTT WALKER DEFEATED THEM

IN WISCONSIN AND THEN

SURVIVED A RECALL ELECTION.

BUT THE MICHIGAN LAW IS

LIKELY TO BE ONLY THE FIRST

ACT IN A LONG POLITICAL

STRUGGLE AS OPPONENTS FIGHT

THE NEW LAW IN COURT, THE

LEGISLATURE, AND THE VOTING

BOOTH.

DALE HERD, CBN NEWS.

Pat: YOU HEAR THE

DEBATE ON THIS, AND THERE IS

SO MUCH MISINFORMATION.

I LIVE IN A STATE THAT HAS

HAD RIGHT TO WORK FOREVER.

IT IS PROSPERING.

AS A MATTER OF FACT, THE

STATES AROUND THE NATION

THAT HAVE THE HIGHEST G.D.P.

GROWTH ARE KNOWS WHO ARE

RIGHT TO WORK.

AND THOSE WHO HAVE UNION

SHOPS HAVE LESS.

BECAUSE THE UNIONS FORCE

PEOPLE TO BE MEMBERS.

WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT,

YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE

COMPULSARY UNION

MEMBERSHIP.

RIGHT TO WORK MEANS YOU CAN

OPT OUT OF UNIONS.

WHAT DOES IT DO?

DOES IT HURT THE WORKERS?

NO.

BUT IT CERTAINLY DOES HURT

THEIR LEADERS.

THE ONES WHO HAVE THIS SLUSH

NUND THEY CAN SPEND ON

POLITICAL ACTIVITY, OFTEN

UNCHECKED, AND SO IT IS

AMAZING THAT IN MICHIGAN,

THE PEOPLE RECOGNIZED -- AT

LEAST THE LEGISLATURE

RECOGNIZED, AND THE

COURAGEOUS GOVERNOR SAYS,

OKAY, THAT'S INTO LAW.

BUT THAT IS NOT

ANTI-WORKER.

WE'RE ALL FOR WORKERS.

AND WORKERS -- SOME YEARS

AGO, THEY NEEDED UNIONS.

UNIONS WERE IMPORTANT.

WORKERS DID NOT HAVE THE

POWER THEY NEEDED TO HAVE

AGAINST ENTRENCHED

INTERESTS.

THE CORPORATIONS WERE HUGE.

THE TRUSTS WERE HUGE.

AND THE WORKERS HAD LITTLE

OR NO SAY.

AND SO THEY ORGANIZED.

MEN LIKE JOHN LEWIS AND THE

MINE WORKERS BROUGHT SOME

SEMBLANCE TO DECENCY TO THE

LABORING MAN, AND THEY'VE

DONE A GOOD JOB.

BUT AT THIS STAGE IN

AMERICAN HISTORY, UNION

POWER IS OUTMODED.

WE DON'T NEED, CERTAINLY, A

UNION SHOP.

CONGRATULATIONS.

BY THE WAY, WHEN WE'RE

TALKING ABOUT DETROIT, THE

FAILURE RATE AMONG DETROIT,

SEVENTH OR EIGHTH GRADERS,

IN TERMS OF READING IS JUST

APPALLING.

SO THE SCHOOLS IN THE INNER

CITIES HAVE DETERIORATED

DRAMATICALLY.

AND MICHIGAN, WHICH IS A

BRIGHT, SHINING EXAMPLE OF A

PROGRESS STATE, HAS FALLEN

WAY, WAY BEHIND THE NATIONAL

AVERAGE IN TERMS OF

EDUCATION.

WHAT I READ JUST RECENTLY.

SO OUR HATS ARE OFF TO OUR

FRIENDS IN MICHIGAN, AND WE

WISH YOU WELL IN THIS

ADVENTURE YOU HAVE EMBARKED

ON.

WE HAVE ANOTHER IMPORTANT

STORY OUT OF MICHIGAN

TODAY.

BUT THIS ONE IS ABOUT

SHARI'A.

LEE WEBB HAS MORE FROM THE

CBN NEWS ROOM.

Lee: THAT'S RIGHT,

PAT.

MICHIGAN LAWMAKERS ARE

WORKING ON A BILL THAT COULD

BAN SHARI'A LAW IN THEIR

STATE.

AND A MUSLIM ACTIVIST GROUP

IS FIGHTING BACK.

THE COUNCIL ON AMERICAN

ISLAMIC RELATIONS, OR

C.A.R.E., AS IT IS KNOWN, IS

URGING GOVERNOR RICK

SCHNEIDER TO VETO ANY

LEGISLATION THAT WOULD BLOCK

ISLAMIC LAW.

THE MICHIGAN HOUSE

CONSIDERED THE BILL ON

TUESDAY.

THE MEASURE DOES NOT MENTION

ISLAM, BUT IT WOULD PROHIBIT

THE INCLUSION OF ANY FOREIGN

LAWS THAT WOULD UNDERMINE

CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS.

AT LEAST 20 STATES ARE

CONSIDERING SIMILAR

MEASURES.

A CHRISTIAN COLLEGE STUDENT

AS WON AN OUT OF COURT

SETTLEMENT WITH THE

UNIVERSITY THAT COMPELLED

EXPELLED HER.

THEY HAD KICKED HER OUT

BECAUSE OF HER OPPOSITION TO

HOMOSEXUALITY.

SHE ASKED HER SUPERIORS TO

REFER A GAY STUDENT TO

SOMEONE ELSE.

SHE FILED A LAWSUIT AGAINST

THE SCHOOL.

U.S. APPEALS COURT RULED IN

HER FAVOR.

NOW THE SCHOOL HAS SETTLED

THE SUIT FOR $75,000.

HER LAWYER SAYS HER

CONSTITUTIONALLY PROTECTED

RIGHTS HAVE BEEN VINDICATED,

BUT THERE IS NO INDICATION

THAT SHE WAS REINSTATED IN

THAT MASTER'S PROGRAM.

THE WHITE HOUSE CALLS NORTH

KOREA'S LATEST LONG-RANGE

MISSILE TEST HIGHLY

PROVOCATIVE.

THE MISSILE HAS THE

POTENTIAL RANGE TO HIT THE

U.S. MAINLAND.

TUESDAY, NORTH KOREA

ANNOUNCED THE SUCCESSFUL

TEST OF THE UNA 3.

IT TRAVELLED DIRECTLY OVER

OKINAWA BEFORE FALLING

180 MILES NORTH OF THE

PHILIPPINES.

THE REGIME SAYS IT FIRED THE

MISSILE TO TEST TECHNOLOGY

NEEDED TO PLACE SATELLITE

INTO ORBIT, BUT OBSERVERS

SAY IT COULD BE USED TO

MOUNT A NUCLEAR WAR HEAD

THAT COULD REACH AS FAR AS

CALIFORNIA.

WHAT IF AMERICA HAD ALL OF

THE ENERGY IT NEEDED, AND

EVEN BECAME AN ENERGY

EXPORTER?

IT SOUNDS TOO GOOD TO BE

TRUE, BUT IT JUST MIGHT

HAPPEN.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM HAS THAT GOOD

NEWS.

Reporter: IT HAS BEEN A

WELCOME SIGHT FOR PEOPLE

TRYING TO MAKE ENDS MEET IN

A DEPRESSED ECONOMY.

FALLING GAS PRICES.

THEY'RE LOWERING.

THAT'S AMAZING.

Reporter: A.A.A. SAYS

BY CHRISTMAS WE SHOULD HAVE

$3.20 A GALLON.

Reporter: IN SOME

AREAS, PRICES ARE IN THE

$3.00 A MARK.

I'M THRILLED.

I HAVE TO BUY GAS, SO THE

FACT IT CUTS A LITTLE LESS,

IT IS AMAZING.

Reporter: WHAT IS

CAUSING THE SUDDEN DROP?

EXPERTS SAY PRICES TYPICALLY

COME DOWN THIS YEAR.

SOME REFINERY PRICES

TYPICALLY COME DOWN THIS

TIME OF YEAR.

BUT WHAT IF PRICES CAME DOWN

AND STAYED DOWN?

EXPERTS BELIEVE NORTH

AMERICA MAY BECOME A NET

ENERGY EXPORTER BY 2030,

BECAUSE A SURGE IN OIL AND

GAS PRODUCTION, AS WELL AS

IMPROVEMENTS IN

ENERGY-EFFICIENCY.

NOT ONLY THAT, THE EXPERTS

SAY THE U.S. WILL BECOME THE

WORLD'S LARGEST EXPORTER OF

OIL, SURPASSING COUNTRIES

LIKE SAUDI ARABIA, VENS

VENEZUALA, AND IRAN.

WHAT IS BEHIND THE U.S. OIL

BOOM?

NENEW TECHNOLOGIES BY

FRACKING.

THIS UNCONVENTIONAL SURGE

IN OIL AND NATURAL GAS IS

ALREADY HAVING A BIG IMPACT

ON THE UNITED STATES.

IT HAS CREATED SOMETHING

LIKE 1.7 MILLION JOBS IN THE

LAST FEW YEARS.

Reporter: AND CHEAPER

ENERGY IS JUST WHAT

AMERICA'S STRUGGLING ECONOMY

NEEDS.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM, CBN NEWS.

Lee: AND PAT, WHAT

MAKES THIS EVEN MORE

ASTOUNDING ON THE SURFACE,

IT DOESN'T SEEM LIKE THEY'RE

GETTING ANY HELP FROM THE

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO DO

THIS.

Pat: JUST THE

OPPOSITE.

I THINK THE GOVERNMENT WOULD

LIKE TO STAND IN THE WAY OF

THE FREE ENTERPRISE SYSTEM

THAT IS BRINGING THIS

BONANZA TO PLAY.

AND MANY STATES ARE

FORBIDDING FRACKING.

YOU HAVE TO BREAK THESE

ROCKS.

IT IS IN THE SHALE.

IN ORDER TO GET THE OIL AND

GAS OUT, IT HAS TO BE BROKEN

UP.

THEY HAVE TO HAVE

FRACTURES.

IF THEY DON'T HAVE IT, OF

COURSE WE DON'T GET THE

OIL.

SO IT IS AMAZING TECHNIQUES

THAT INVOLVE HORIZONTAL

DRILLING OF AS MUCH AS TWO

MILES.

AND THEN FRACKING, WHICH IS

THE PUMPING OF A HUGE AMOUNT

OF SAND.

THEY CALL THAT A PROPPANT,

AND THEN WATER ON TOP OF

THAT.

AND TOGETHER IT RELEASES

THESE ENORMOUS QUANTITIES OF

OIL.

IT'S AMAZING THAT WE'VE HAD

THESE SHALES HERE FOREVER

AND HAVEN'T THOUGHT MUCH

ABOUT IT.

WE BYPASS THE SHALES AND THE

DRILLING.

NOW, THANKS TO THE

CREATIVITY OF A SMALL OIL

COMPANY IN, I BELIEVE,

OKLAHOMA, WE'VE GOTTEN THESE

TECHNIQUES.

YOU HOPE AND PRAY THAT THE

GOVERNMENT WON'T STAND IN

THE WAY.

THE ENVIRONMENTALISTS WILL

DO EVERYTHING TO STOP IT,

WELL, OUR WATER DOESN'T

TASTE TOO GOOD AND THINGS

LIKE THAT.

WELL, WE NEED THE OIL.

AND WE NEED THE LOWER-PRICED

GASOLINE.

THE FACT WE COULD BE

EXPORTING OIL IS UNDREAMED

OF.

THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

WOULD BECOME THE NUMBER ONE

PRODUCER OF OIL EN THE

WORLD.

HALLELUJAH.

LEE?

Lee: PAT, FRENCH PRIME

MINISTER JOHN MARK ARIAL IS

CRITICIZING THOSE HE CALLS

THE GREEDY RICH FROM FLEEING

FROM HIGH TAXES IN FRANCE.

HE MADE THE STATEMENT AFTER

FAMOUS ACTOR GIRARD

DEPARDEAU MOVED.

THE PRESIDENT OF FRANCE HAS

ANNOUNCED HE WILL TAX THOSE

WHO EARN MORE THAN ONE

MILLION EUROS A YEAR AT

75%.

PAT, OUTSIDE THE CONFINES OF

GOVERNMENT, I BELIEVE THEY

CALL THAT ROBBERY.

Pat: WELL, HE WOULD

CALL IT GREED FOR THOSE WHO

WANT TO KEEP HOLD OF THEIR

MONEY.

I DON'T THINK THAT'S GREEDY

AT ALL.

IF A GUY COMES WITH A GUN

AND A MASK, HE'S A ROBBER.

BUT IF HE COMES IN THE GUISE

OF AN I.R.S. AGENT, HE'S

FROM THE GOVERNMENT AND HE

IS HERE TO HELP YOU.

BUT IT IS RIDICULOUS TO CALL

THOSE PEOPLE GREEDY.

THEY WANT TO KEEP THEIR

MONEY AWAY FROM GREEDY TAX

COLLECTORS.

AND I AM ALL FOR IT.

BUT, LET ME TELL YOU, THE

GREEDY TAX COLLECTORS ARE

INTO YOUR POCKET.

WE'VE GOT THIS DEBATE GOING

ON ABOUT TAXES.

ISN'T IT AMAZING, IF YOU

HEARD THE DEBATE IN THE TV,

THE TALKING HEADS, OVER THE

LAST SIX, EIGHT YEARS,

YOU'VE HEARD NOTHING BUT THE

BUSH TAX CUTS FOR THE RICH.

HAVE YOU HEARD THAT?

Kristi: ABSOLUTELY.

Pat: OVER AND OVER

AGAIN.

Kristi: OVER AND OVER

AGAIN.

Pat: WAS THERE EVER ANY

TALK THAT THE BUSH TAX CUTS

WERE FOR ANYBODY ELSE?

JUST FOR THE RICH?

Kristi: YEAH.

Pat: GUESS WHAT?

OBAMA AND THE DEMOCRATS IN

CONGRESS ARE SCREAMING NOW

BECAUSE THE COUNTRY MAY LOSE

THE BUSH TAX CUTS FOR THE

MIDDLE CLASS.

THEY HAVEN'T SAID A WORD

ABOUT IT, AND SUDDENLY

THEY'RE THE DEFENDERS OF THE

BUSH TAX CUT.

BUT YOU NEVER HEAR WHO PUT

THEM INTO EFFECT.

THAT CAME ABOUT WITH THE

REPUBLICANS.

GEORGE BUSH, THE PRESIDENT,

HAD AN ACROSS THE BOARD TAX

REFORM, WHICH AMOUNTED TO

$2,000 FOR THE MIDDLE INCOME

FAMILY AND TAX RELIEF, AND

THE AUTOMATIC EXTENSION OF

THOSE THINGS WENT THROUGH,

AND THE 10 YEARS IS UP.

AND THIS FISCAL CLIFF WILL

BE THE EXPIRATION OF THE

BUSH TAX CUTS, UNLESS

SOMEBODY INTERVENES.

BUT YOU DON'T HERE THE

DEMOCRATS SAYING WE MUST

FIGHT TO PRESERVE THE BUSH

TAX CUTS FOR THE MIDDLE

CLASS.

YOU NEVER HEAR THAT.

BUT THE REPUBLICANS ARE EVIL

BECAUSE THEY WON'T TAKE CARE

OF THE TAX CUTS FOR THE

MIDDLE CLASS THAT THEY PUT

IN OVER DEMOCRATIC

OBJECTION.

THIS IS POLITICS, LADIES AND

GENTLEMEN.

IT SOMETIMES MAKE YOU SICK

IN YOUR STOMACH.

Kristi: IT DOES,

BECAUSE THOSE POLITICS ARE

GOING INTO MY POCKETBOOK,

WHICH WE DO NOT LIKE.

SPEAKING OF POCKETBOOK,

WE'RE LESS THAN THREE WEEKS

AWAY FROM THIS FISCAL

CLIFF.

FIND OUT WHAT YOU CAN DO TO

PROTECT YOUR POCKETBOOK,

A.K.A., YOUR MONEY.

AND LATER, A MIRACULOUS

HEALING, A BABY IS HEALED OF

HEPATITIS "C," JUST IN TIME

FOR CHRISTMAS.

LOOK AT THAT PUMPKIN PIE.

.

Pat: WELL, WITH EACH

PASSING DAY, THE QUESTION

LOOMS LARGER, WILL THE

ECONOMY GO OVER WHAT'S BEEN

TERMED THE FISCAL CLIFF ON

DECEMBER 31ST?

THE OUTLOOK ISN'T TOO

PROMISING.

THE CLOCK IS TICKING TO CUT

A DEAL BEFORE EVERYONE

LEAVES WASHINGTON FOR THE

CHRISTMAS BREAK.

HEATHER CELLS HAS MORE.

Reporter: THERE WAS

TALK OF COMPROMISE WHEN THE

PRESIDENT AND HOUSE SPEAKER

JOHN BOEHNER MET FACE TO

FACE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN

NEARLY A MONTH.

SOME G.O.P. LAWMAKERS SAY

THEY'RE OPEN TO RISING TAXES

ON THE TOP EARNS IF THE

DEMOCRATS CONSIDER HOLDING

THE POINT AT 6.6%.

I THINK THERE SHOULD BE

MEANS TESTING, AND THOSE

WITH HIGHER INCOMES AND

RETIREMENTS SHOULD PAY

MORE.

Reporter: BUT A TEAL IS

NEEDED QUICKLY, IF THERE IS

GOING TO BE CONGRESSIONAL

APPROVAL BY THE END OF THE

YEAR.

AND EVEN IF THE PRESIDENT

AND CONGRESS DO STRIKE A

DEAL, NEITHER REPUBLICANS

NOR DEMOCRATS ARE TALKING

ABOUT THE PAYROLL TAX

INCREASE THAT WILL AFFECT

ALL WORKERS ON

JANUARY 1st.

THE SOCIAL SECURITY TAX,

WHICH WAS TEMPORARILY

DROPPED TO 4.2% IN 2010, IS

SCHEDULED TO GO BACK TO 6.2%

IN JANUARY.

THAT MEANS THAT THE AVERAGE

AMERICAN HOUSEHOLD WILL SEE

ITS 2013 PAYCHECKS SHRINK BY

ABOUT 2%.

THERE ARE ALSO DISCUSSIONS

IN WASHINGTON ABOUT CAPPING

OR ELIMINATING TAX

DEDUCTIONS ON MORTGAGE

INTERESTS AND CHARITABLE

DONATIONS.

ALL OF THIS HAS MANY

TAXPAYERS SCRAMBLING TO FIND

WAYS TO PROTECT THEIR

MONEY.

HEATHER CELLS, CBN NEWS.

Pat: JOINING ME NOW TO

TELL YOU WHAT THE FISCAL

CLIFF MAY MEAN FOR YOU AND

WHAT YOU CAN DO TO PROTECT

YOURSELF, IS FRANK NICO.

HE IS CBN'S DIRECTOR.

WELCOME TO "THE 700 CLUB."

NICE TO SEE YOU.

NICE TO SEE YOU.

Pat: LET'S SAY THEY'VE

GOT SOME APPRECIATED STOCK.

TALK TO US WHAT THAT MEANS,

WHAT THEY'RE GOING TO DO TO

SOMEBODY -- YOU TELL US THE

SCENARIO?

SURE.

FIRST OF ALL, PAT, THERE IS

A SPECIAL DEDUCTION RULE,

THAT IF YOU GIVE CASH, YOU

CAN GIVE UP TO 50% OF YOUR

ADJUSTED GROSS INCOMEMENT

AND IF YOU HAVE APPRECIATED

STOCKS, BONDS, MUTUAL FUNDS,

YOU CAN GIVE UP TO 30% OF

YOUR ADJUSTED GROSS INCOME.

BY GIVING STOCK, YOU CAN

DEDUCT THE FULL MARKET VALUE

AND YOU BYPASS THE CAPITAL

GAINS TAX.

AND ANOTHER THING I MIGHT

MENTION, FIDELITY, VANGUARD,

SWABB HAVE WHAT IS CALL

CHARITABLE GIFT FUNDS.

YOU CAN TAKE AN IMMEDIATE

DEDUCTION IN 2012, AND PUT

IT IN AN INVESTMENT WHERE IT

WILL GROW, AND AT A FUTURE

TIME YOU CAN GIVE IT TO A

DESIGNATED CHARITY.

Pat: LET'S GIVE AN

EXAMPLE.

APPLE HAS RUN UP IN PRICE,

YOU HAD A DONOR WITH SOME

STOCK.

THE DONOR I TALKED TO A

FEW DAYS AGO, HE PURCHASED

APPLE STOCK BACK IN 2010,

AND PAID $2 A SHARE, AND IT

HAS APPRECIATED TO OVER $500

A SHARE.

IT HAS COME DOWN FROM

SEPTEMBER.

HE MADE A VERY JE GENEROUS,

LARGE GIFT.

Pat: HE GAVE THE STOCK

AND HE PAID NO TAX, BUT HE

GOT A DEDUCTION FOR THE

MARKET VALUE?

EXACTLY.

Pat: NOT WHAT HE PAID

FOR IT.

THAT'S NOT A BAD DEAL.

AS A MATTER OF FACT, WHAT

HE ENDED UP DOING, AFTER HE

GAVE THAT GIFT, HE ENDED UP

BUYING MORE APPLE STOCK AND

START THE PROCESS OVER AND

AFTER ONE YEAR, GIVE IT

AGAIN.

Pat: I CAN'T GUARANTEE

APPLE WILL GO UP THAT MUCH

AGAIN.

BUT, IN ANY EVENT, THIS IS

WHAT IS AVAILABLE.

DIVIDENDS WERE DOWN TO 15%,

AND NOW THEY WANT TO BRING

IT BACK UP TO ORDINARY.

AND CAPITAL GAINS WERE UP TO

15%, AND I THINK THEY WANT

TO TAKE THEM TO 20%.

WHAT SHOULD PEOPLE DO, IN

ADDITION TO WHAT YOU JUST

SUGGESTED.

ONE OF THE THINGS THEY

CAN STILL DO THIS YEAR, YOU

KNOW WHAT THE TAX RATES ARE

THIS YEAR.

YOU CAN LOOK AT IF, IF YOU

HAVE A TRADITIONAL I.R.A.,

CONVERTING THAT TO A ROTH.

THAT CONVERSION IS TAX ABLE,

BUT THE RATES ARE GOING TO

BE LOWER THAN WHAT THEY'RE

GOING TO BE IN THE FUTURE.

THE GOOD THING ABOUT A ROBLG

ROTH IS THAT APPRECIATION IS

TAX-FREE, AND IT IS TAX

FREE.

Pat: BUT WHEN THEY

CONVERT, THEY WILL PAIR A

HIGHER RATE?

YES, BUT IT WILL BE LOWER

THAN WHAT IT WOULD BE IN THE

FUTURE.

Pat: FRANK NIKKO, WHAT

IS YOUR DEPARTMENT?

I'M THE DIRECTOR OF CBN

PLANNED GIVING AND A

FINANCIAL CONSULTANT.

Pat: HE IS A FINANCIAL

CONSULTANT.

AND IS IT THE REGULAR NUMBER

HERE?

1-800-223-2372.

Pat: 223-2373.

FRANK NIKKO.

KRISTI?

Kristi: THANK YOU SO

MUCH, PAT.

STILL AHEAD, IF YOU'RE ALONE

FOR THE HOLIDAY, HOPE IS

AHEAD ON THE "VOICE OF HOPE

SERIES."

AND WE'RE GOING TO TALK

ABOUT LONELINESS.

FIRST, A MOTHER'S PRAYER IS

ANSWERED WHEN HER BABY IS

COMPLETELY HEALED.

ALL EVIDENCE OF THAT

HEPATITIS "B" VIRUS WITHIN

HER BLOOD COMPLETELY

DISAPPEARED.

SHE IS THE FIRST ONE I'VE

SEEN THAT HAS BEEN ACTUALLY

ABLE TO COMPLETELY CLEAR

HEPATITIS "B."

Kristi: SEE HOW THIS

CHRISTMAS MIRACLE UNFOLDED.

PLUS, WE'LL BE PRAYING FOR

YOU AND ALL OF YOUR NEEDS.

SO WHATEVER YOU DO, DON'T GO

AWAY.

Kristi: WELL, THE

CHRISTMAS SEASON IS A TIME

OF MIRACLES.

AND FOR DAWN JOHNSON, ONE

HOLIDAY SEASON STANDS ABOVE

ALL THE REST.

IT IS THE CHRISTMAS OF 2005,

WHEN HER BABY GIRL WAS

HEALED OF HEPATITIS.

WE COULDN'T HAVE ASKED

FOR A BETTER CHRISTMAS

GIFT.

YOU KNOW, THAT WAS THE

GREATEST GIFT GOD COULD HAVE

EVER GIVEN US.

Reporter: DAWN

JOHNSON'S CHRISTMAS MIRACLE

REALLY BEGAN WITH A PROMISE

SHE MADE AS A 19-YEAR-OLD

GIRL.

DURING A MISSION TRIP TO

HAITI, SHE VISITED A SMALL,

THIRD WORLD HOSPITAL.

I REMEMBER GOING INTO

THIS HOSPITAL WITH THIS

GENTLEMAN, AND I SAID TO THE

GENTLEMAN, I SAID, WHAT'S IN

THAT ROOM.

I REMEMBER HIM OPENING THAT

DOOR, AND THERE WERE ROWS

AND ROWS OF BABIES.

NOT A WORD.

NOT A SOUND.

I WAS HORRIFIED WHEN HE SAID

THIS WAS OUR DYING ROOM.

I LOCKED EYES WITH ONE

INFANT.

AND I REMEMBER MY EYES

SAYING, ONE DAY, I PROMISE

YOU, I WILL MAKE A

DIFFERENCE FOR CHILDREN LIKE

YOU.

Reporter: AS SHE GREW

OLDER, DAWN NEVER FORGOT HER

PROMISE.

SHE STARTED HER FAMILY WITH

HER HUSBAND TOM AND HAD FOUR

BIOLOGICAL CHILDREN.

THEN THEY BEGAN TO FOSTER

CHILDREN, AND EVENTUALLY

ADOPTED HAYLEY IN 1996, IN

2004, THEY ADOPTED AGAIN.

THIS TIME A LITTLE GIRL FROM

ETHIOPIA NAMED GRACE.

WE KNEW THAT GOD HAD

SPOKEN THAT THIS WAS THE

LITTLE GIRL WE WERE SUPPOSED

TO HAVE.

Reporter: IN MAY OF

2005, TOM AND DAWN TRAVELLED

TO ETHIOPIA TO PICK UP THEIR

DAUGHTER.

I WILL NEVER FORGET THE

DAY WHEN WE WALKED INTO THE

ROOM AND IT WAS LINED UP

WITH THESE LITTLE CRADLES,

AND LITTLE GRACE'S EYES WERE

OPENED.

I REMEMBER AN INSTANT

CONNECTION.

YOU'RE AN ANSWER TO A BIG

PRAYER, AREN'T YOU?

SHE LOOKED AT ME AND I

LOOKED AT HER, AND IT WAS

SUCH A BEAUTIFUL CONNECTION

BECAUSE THE LAST TIME I HAD

STARED INTO EYES OF AN

INFANT LIKE THAT IN

DEVASTATION WAS IN HAITI.

AND ALL OF A SUDDEN THIS

GRIN THAT TOOK UP HER WHOLE

FACE JUST EXPLODED.

Reporter: BUT THE NEXT

DAY DAWN AND TOM LEARNED THE

HARD TRUTH ABOUT GRACE'S

BACKGROUND.

I REMEMBER THE INSTRUCTOR

SHARING WITH US THAT OUR

LITTLE GIRL HAD BEEN FOUND.

SHE HAD BEEN ABANDONED AND

FOUND IN A FIELD, UNDERNEATH

A LITTLE NOOK IN A BUSH.

AND WITH A ROPE PLACED

AROUND HER NECK.

A ROPE ON HER NECK.

A ROPE ON HER NECK?

SHE HAD BEEN LEFT NAKED.

SHE HAD NO FOOD AND NO WATER

FOR TWO DAYS.

THEY COULDN'T EVEN GET HER

BIRTHDAY EXACTLY ON.

THEY HAD TO GUESS.

Reporter: A GROUP OF

VILLAGERS STUMBLED UPON THE

ABANDONED BABY AND CONTACTED

A POLICE OFFICER.

HE SAID THAT ROPE WAS SO

TIGHT AROUND HER NECK, HE

COULDN'T GET HIS FINGERS IN

THERE TO GET IT OFF.

IT WAS THE PURPOSE OF

DEATH.

AND THE TOWN WHERE SHE FROM

IS HOSANNA, AND THAT

LITERALLY MEANS, LORD, SAVE

US.

AS I LOOKED DOWN AT HER

SLEEPING IN MY ARMS, HOW

COULD SHE SURVIVE SUCH A

THING.

LITTLE DID I KNOW GOD'S

GRACE WAS SO WITH HER.

AND HE WAS REVEALING MORE

AND MORE AND MORE, JUST WHAT

HIS GRACE IS.

Reporter: ON MAY

23rd, 2005, GRACE CAME

HOME TO THE UNITED STATES TO

HER NEW BROTHERS AND

SISTERS.

BUT WHEN THEY TOOK GRACE IN

FOR ROUTINE BLOOD WORK, THEY

GOT A SOBERING REPORT.

SHE HAD HEPATITIS "B"

THAT SHE PROBABLY ENDED UP

GETTING AT THE TIME OF

BIRTH.

AND THERE IS NOT A LOT OF

TREATMENT AVAILABLE.

THESE CHILDREN CAN

ULTIMATELY GO ON TO HAVE

CIRRHOSIS WHEN THEY'RE

OLDER, OR A CANCER.

I DIDN'T KNOW AT THAT

POINT HOW DEVASTATING

HEPATITIS "B" COULD BE.

BUT I KNEW SHE COULD BE A

VERY, VERY SICK LITTLE

GIRL.

AFTER HEARING THAT NEWS,

IMMEDIATELY WE WENT IN OUR

BEDROOM AND WE PRAYED.

WE TOOK OUR LITTLE GIRL AND

WE PRAYED OVER HER.

Reporter: JUST DAYS

LATER, THE JOHNSONS WENT TO

A HEALING CRUSADE.

AT THE HEALING CRUSADE, I

REMEMBER THE PASTOR SAYING,

YOU KNOW, PEOPLE PRAY.

ASK GOD ANYTHING AND JUST

BELIEVE.

I REMEMBER PLACING MY HAND

ON HER HEAD AND CLOSING MY

EYES AND JUST PRAYING.

YOU KNOW, LORD, JUST HEAL

HER.

THAT'S ALL I ASK OF YOU.

AND A BEAUTIFUL VISION CAME

BEFORE ME.

THE SIGHT OF JESUS HAD

WALKED UP IN FRONT OF ME AND

HE WAS TAKING HER DISEASE,

WHICH HE DIED ON THE CROSS

TO DO, AND HE WAS GIVING HIS

HER PURITY, HIS LIFE, HIS

HEALING.

IT WAS THE MOST POWERFUL

THING I HAD EVER WITNESSED.

I SAID, FATHER GOD, I KNOW

YOU ARE HEALING HER.

I CLAIM THIS FOR HER.

Reporter: IN DECEMBER,

THE JOHNSON'S TOOK GRACE

BACK IN TO HAVE HER BLOOD

RETESTED.

MY CELL PHONE RANG, AND

IT HAPPENED TO BE OUR

DAUGHTER.

HE SAID, DAWN, I HAVE GREAT

NEWS FOR YOU.

I HAVE A SPECIAL GIFT FOR

YOU.

IT WAS JUST BEFORE

CHRISTMAS.

HER LIVER ENZYMES WERE

TURNED BACK TO NORMAL.

ALL EVIDENCE OF THAT

HEPATITIS "B" VIRUS IN HER

BLOOD COMPLETELY

DISAPPEARED.

SHE IS THE FIRST ONE I HAVE

SEEN WHO HAS BEEN ACTUALLY

ABLE TO CLEAR THE HEPATITIS

"B."

WHAT A BEAUTIFUL TIME.

WE CELEBRATED THAT

CHRISTMAS.

THAT CHRISTMAS IS PROBABLY

THE MOST SPECIAL CHRISTMAS

WE WILL PROBABLY WILL EVER

CELEBRATE.

THE GIFT HE GAVE US OF HER

AND HER HEALING.

Reporter: TODAY GRACE

IS FIVE YEARS OLD AND

HEALTHIER THAN EVER.

SHE EVEN HAS A LITTLE

BROTHER, JOSEPH, FROM THE

SAME ORPHANAGE IN ETHIOPIA.

EVERY DAY IS SUCH A

MIRACLE DAY.

I'M REMINDED EVERY DAY, WHEN

I SEE HER AND THE JOY SHE

HAS WITHIN HER HEART AND

SPIRIT, OF GOD'S LOVE AND

HIS GRACE.

JESUS KEPT ME SAFE AND HE

SNUGGLED ME.

AND HE LOVED ME.

EVERYTHING HE DID FOR

GRACE, GOD IS NO RESPECTER

OF PERSONS, AND THE LOVE AND

FAVOR THAT HE GAVE THAT

LITTLE GIRL IS WHAT HE WANTS

HIS PEOPLE TO KNOW THAT HE

HEARS OUR CRY.

AND HE WANTS TO SAVE US,

JUST AS HE SAVED THAT LITTLE

GIRL.

HE IS THERE WAITING FOR

YOU.

Kristi: WHAT DO YOU SAY

AFTER A STORY LIKE THAT?

YOU SAY NOTHING.

ALL YOU DO IS BELIEVE.

YOU BELIEVE THAT GOD IS

GOING TO DO WHAT HE HAS

PROMISED AND SAID HE IS

GOING TO DO.

IF HE SAID HE IS GOING TO

HEAL YOU, HE IS GOING TO

HEAL YOU.

WHATEVER YOUR PRAYING FOR

RIGHT NOW, PAT AND I ARE

GOING TO STAND IN AGREEMENT

AND AGREE WITH YOU.

WE WANT TO ENCOURAGE YOU

RIGHT NOW.

KATHRYN, FROM CALIFORNIA,

SUFFERED WITH ARTHRITIS FOR

YEARS.

SHE COULD ONLY OPEN THEM UP

IN A CUP POSITION.

SHE HAD TO TAKE STRONG PAIN

MEDICATION.

ONE TODAY SHE WAS WATCHING

THE "700 CLUB."

PAT, YOU GAVE A WORD OF

KNOWLEDGE, THERE ARE PEOPLE

IN THIS AUDIENCE WITH

TWISTED ARTHRITIS.

IN THE NAME OF JESUS, THAT

ARTHRITIS IS GOING AWAY.

YOUR LIMBS ARE GOING TO BE

NORMAL.

KATHRYN HEARD THE WORD, AND

SHE WEPT, AND A WARMTH CAME

OVER HER AND THE PAIN WENT

AWAY.

OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS, SHE

COULD OPEN UP HER HANDS AND

THEY ARE NOW COMPLETELY

NORMAL.

PRAISE GOD.

Pat: YOU KNOW, GOD IS

SO GOD.

GOD IS A GOOD GOD.

HE LOVES YOU.

THIS IS FROM ALLENDALE,

SOUTH CAROLINA.

HER NAME IS CATHERINE.

SHE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH

FIBROID TUMORS IN THE

OVARIES IN 2007.

THEY WEREN'T CANCEROUS, BUT

NO SURGERY WAS PERFORMED.

SHE WAS HAVING PROBLEM WITH

THE MONEY.

KRISTI GAVE HIS

WORD, QUOTE,"THE LORD IS

HEALING SOMEONE WITH FIBROID

TUMORS."

SHE PLACED HER HANDS ON THE

AREA AND THE PAIN WAS GONE.

SHE HAS NOT EXPERIENCED ANY

PAIN OR BLEEDING SINCE THAT

DAY.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, IF WE

ONLY REALIZED THE POWER THAT

GOD HAS, AND THE POWER THAT

HE HAS PLACED IN THE HANDS

OF HIS PEOPLE.

WE DON'T REALIZE THE

ENORMITY OF THE GLORY OF

GOD.

THIS IS THE GOD WHO CREATED

THE UNIVERSE.

OF COURSE HE CAN HEAL A

FIBROID TUMOR.

OF COURSE HE CAN TAKE CARE

OF ARTHRITIS.

OF COURSE HE CAN HEAL YOUR

SICKNESS, WHATEVER IT

HAPPENS TO BE.

AND THAT LITTLE BABY WHO HAD

THE HEPATITIS.

WE'RE GOING TO JOIN

TOGETHER, AND THERE IS

NOTHING -- NOTHING

IMPOSSIBLE FOR GOD.

FATHER, KRISTI AND I JOIN

TOGETHER.

AND WE AFFIRM THAT THERE IS

NOTHING IMPOSSIBLE WITH GOD,

FOR GOD.

WITH GOD, ALL THINGS ARE

POSSIBLE.

NOW, LORD, OH, MY.

THERE IS A WOMAN NOW WHO IS

CRYING OUT TO GOD IN PAIN.

YOU ARE SUFFERING SO MUCH

PAIN, AND YOU SAID, OH, GOD,

NOW, HEAL ME.

AND GOD HAS HEARD YOUR

PRAYER.

I DON'T KNOW IF THE NAME

ALICE IS APPROPRIATE, BUT IN

THE NAME OF JESUS, RECEIVE A

HEALING.

WE COME AGAINST THAT PAIN

AND SUFFERING, THAT YOU HAVE

BEEN EXPERIENCING, IN JESUS'

NAME.

ALL CANCER IS GONE, YOUR

CELLS ARE HOLE IN JESUS'

NAME.

Kristi: THERE IS

SOMEONE OUT THERE, AND YOU

HAVE A SKIN DISEASE.

NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES

YOU'VE GONE TO THE DOCTOR,

IT IS NOT CURED.

AND IT HAS AFFECTED YOUR

HAIR FOLLICLES, AND YOUR

HAIR IS COMING OUT AS WELL.

THE LORD IS A GREAT HEALER

AND A GREAT PHYSICIAN, AND

HE IS HEALING YOU RIGHT NOW

IN THE NAME OF JESUS

CHRIST.

Pat: THERE IS

A NECK

MUSCLE THAT IS PROTRUDING --

PUT YOUR HAND ON THAT BUMP

THAT HURTS SO MUCH.

IN THE NAME OF JESUS, TOUCH,

AND MAY THE POWER OF GOD

HEAL YOU.

NOW, THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN

PRAYING FOR FINANCES, YOU'RE

STRUGGLING, YOU'RE HURTING,

GOD HAS HEARD YOUR PRAYER.

HE IS GOING TO LOOK AFTER

YOUR FINANCES.

BEGIN TO PRAISE HIM FOR WHAT

HE HAS DONE.

THANK YOU.

KRISTI, YOU HAVE SOMEONE

ELSE?

Kristi: THERE IS

SOMEONE ELSE, THERE IS LIKE

A BUBBLE UP AREA IN THE

INSIDE OF YOUR EYELID.

THE LORD IS HEALING THAT

INFECTION RIGHT NOW IN THE

NAME OF JESUS.

Pat: IN THE NAME OF

JESUS, RECEIVE AN ANSWER TO

YOUR PRAYER, AND MAY THE

GLORY OF GOD TOUCH YOU.

THANK YOU, LORD.

AMEN.

Kristi: AMEN.

Pat: GOD IS GOOD.

GIVE HIM PRAISE.

WHEN YOU RECEIVE SOMETHING,

THANK HIM.

RECEIVE IT AND THANK HIM.

IF YOU WANT FURTHER PRAYER,

THE PHONE NUMBERS THERE.

YOU CAN CALL IN.

WE LOVE YOU AND CARE ABOUT

YOU.

Kristi: WE ALL NOW THAT

CHRISTMAS IS COMING UP.

BUT SOMETIMES THE HOLIDAYS

CAN BE THE LONELIEST TIME OF

THE YEAR.

COMING UP, STRAIGHT TALK

FROM A WOMAN WHO SURVIVED

9/11.

WE JUST WANT THE PAIN OF

IT TO STOP.

AND WE HAVE OUR EYES FIXED

ON WE THINK WILL MAKE THAT

HAPPEN, AND WE GO FOR IT.

AT LEAST THAT'S WHAT I DID.

Kristi: BEST-SELLING

AUTHOR LESLIE HASKIN TALKS

ABOUT HOW TO FIGHT

LONELINESS ON TODAY'S "700

CLUB."

Lee: WELCOME BACK TO

"THE 700 CLUB."

AMERICA IS NOW OFFICIALLY

STANDING WITH THE COOLS OF

COALITION OF FIGHTERS

OPPOSING SYRIA PRESIDENT.

WHERE 100 NATIONS RECOGNIZED

THE SYRIA COALITION.

FRANCE, BRITAIN, AND THE

GULF NATIONS HAVE ALSO

UNVEILED MEASURES TO SUPPORT

THE NEWLY FORMED SYRIAN

GOVERNMENT.

STILL, WORLD LEADERS ARE

CONCERNED THAT ELEMENTS OF

THE OPPOSITION MAY BE

AFFILIATED WITH AL-QAEDA

TERRORISTS IN IRAQ.

THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT

ANNOUNCED IT WILL LEGALIZE

GAY MARRIAGE NEXT YEAR, BUT

CHURCHES WILL BE LEGALLY

BANNED FROM CONDUCTING THOSE

CEREMONIES.

PRIME MINISTER DAVID CAMERON

BACKS HOMOSEXUAL MARRIAGE,

BUT HE HAS STRESSED THERE BE

A 100% GUARANTEE THAT NO

CHURCH BE FORCED TO CONDUCT

THE CEREMONIES.

THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND AND

THE CHURCH OF WALES WERE

BANNED BECAUSE OF THEIR

STRONG OPPOSITION TO GAY

MARRIAGE.

OTHER RELIGIOUS

ORGANIZATIONS WILL HAVE THE

OPPORTUNITY TO OPT IN IN THE

FUTURE.

AND YOU CAN ALWAYS GET THE

LATEST FROM CBN NEWS BY

GOING TO OUR WEBSITE AT

CBNNEWS.COM.

STAY TUNED.

PAT AND

KRISTI WILL BE BACK

WITH MORE OF "THE 700 CLUB"

AFTER THIS.

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Pat: HERE IS A FUN

CHRISTMAS STORY FOR YOU, A

$5 CONTRIBUTION LEADS TO A

DELIGHTFUL RETIREMENT IN

MEXICO.

OOH.

Kristi: THAT'S A GREAT

LEAD-IN.

I WANT TO KNOW MORE.

I'M LIKE, REALLY.

Pat: TODAY PATRICIA

RIGS LIVES IN MEXICO, AND

WORKS PART-TIME IN PUBLIC

RELATIONS.

SHE IS ALSO A CBN PARTNER.

SHE LEARNED ABOUT THE

BLESSING OF GIVING THE HARD

WAY, WHEN SHE WAS DOWN TO

HER LAST $5.

I LIKE CBN'S MINISTRIES.

I LIKE WHERE THEY FOCUS.

TO THE POOR, TO THE NEEDY.

AND I FEEL GOOD ABOUT IT.

Kristi: PATRICIA RIGS

LOVES BEING A CBN PARTNER,

BUT IN THE '60s, AS A

SINGLE MOTHER OF FOUR,

PATRICIA STRUGGLED TO GIVE

AWAY ANY MONEY.

I WAS CONCERNED AT THE

TIME I WOULDN'T GET BY.

HOW WOULD I FEED THE

CHILDREN AND CLOTHE THEM AND

GET SCHOOL SUPPLIES.

IT WAS TOO MUCH AT ONE

TIME.

Reporter: ONE DAY IN

CHURCH,

PATRICIA SAYS GOD

TOLD HER TO GIVE $5.

I HAD ONE $5 BILL THAT

HAD TO LAST ME UNTIL FRIDAY,

WHEN PAYDAY CAME.

I HAD A BIG LUMP IN MY

THROAT WHEN I PUT THAT $5 IN

THAT PLATE.

Reporter: THE NEXT

MORNING SHE FOUND A $10 BILL

THAT A CO-WORKER HAD TUCKED

IN HER DESK.

THAT GIFT WAS SUCH AN

INSPIRATION TO MY FAITH THAT

I BEGAN TO GIVE.

I BEGAN TO GET MONEY.

IT WOULD SHOW UP FROM THE

STRANGEST PLACES.

I REMEMBER ONE WAS AN

INSURANCE REFUND THAT I HAD

NO IDEA WAS COMING.

Reporter: OVER THE NEXT

SEVERAL YEARS, PATRICIA

RECEIVED ENOUGH BONUSES AND

PROMOTIONS TO MAKE HER

BUDGET WORK.

THEN IN 1990, SHE LANDED A

MANAGEMENT POSITION AT A

LARGE COMPANY IN DALLAS.

I REALLY WAS PLEASED TO

LAND THAT JOB.

IT WAS AN OPPORTUNITY, FOR

ME, OF A LIFETIME.

Reporter: SHE NOW

ENJOYS SEMI RETIREMENT,

LIVING IN MAZATLAN, MEXICO.

WHEN YOU TITHE, YOU

CANNOT HOPE BUT RECEIVE BACK

MORE THAN YOU HAVE GIVEN.

THE BEST INVESTMENT THAT I

KNOW HOW TO MAKE IS WITH THE

KINGDOM OF GOD.

Pat: I LOVE IT!

I LOVE IT!

WHAT A SWEET, GRACIOUS

LADY.

AND STRUGGLES, BUT THE

STRENGTH OF STEEL INSIDE.

BUT SHE DID WHAT WAS

NECESSARY.

SHE PUT INTO EFFECT THE LAW

OF THE KINGDOM, AND GOD

BLESSED HER THROUGH HIS

LAWS.

I HAVE SOMETHING CALLED

"GOD'S PLAN FOR AMERICA."

AND HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE

DAYS AHEAD.

IT'S A D.V.D.

YOU CAN PLAY IT ON YOUR

RECORDER MACHINE.

AND WE'LL GIVE THAT TO YOU

WHEN YOU JOIN "THE 700

CLUB."

AND THERE IS SOMETHING ELSE

GOING OUT.

AND I MENTIONED PREVIOUSLY

THAT THIS CONTAINS SOMETHING

BEAUTIFUL, BUT ALSO

SOMETHING JUST BLASPHEMOUS.

Kristi: I KNOW WHERE

YOU'RE GOING WITH THAT, PAT,

AND I DON'T APPRECIATE IT.

Pat: THIS IS MACARONI

AND CHEESE.

Kristi: KRISTI WATTS'

RECIPE FROM HER GRANDMA.

AND WHAT PAT WON'T OWN UP TO

IS HE LIKES IT.

GO.

Pat: AND MY WIFE'S

FAMILY'S SAINTED ORANGE DATE

NUT CAKE, WHICH IS SO

INCREDIBLE FOR THE

HOLIDAYSMENT ALONG WITH

HOLIDAYS.

ALONG WITH THAT MACARONI.

Kristi: SAY IT ON TV,

PAT, I LOVE IT.

Pat: I LOVE THE ORANGE

DATENUT CAKE THAT MY WIFE

MAKES.

THE BOOK, DESPITE THE

BLASPHEMY, IS COMING TO

YOU.

Kristi: STILL AHEAD, WE

HAVE THE eMAIL QUESTIONS,

AND SHARON SAYS, "I'M ALONE

WITH MY DOG DURING THE

HOLIDAYS, AND IT'S A

STRUGGLE.

WHY DOES GOD WANT ME TO

STRUGGLE?"

WE'RE GOING TO ANSWER THE

QUESTION ON THE TOPIC OF

LONELINESS, SO WHATEVER YOU

DO, DON'T GO AWAY.

Kristi: THIS MUSIC

ALWAYS MAKES ME HAPPY.

NOW I'VE GOT TO SHIFT GEARS

TO SOMETHING MORE SERIOUS.

SOMETIMES GOING THROUGH LIFE

ALONE IS DIFFICULT.

IT CAN ESPECIALLY BE HARD

DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON.

BEST-SELLING AUTHOR LESLIE

HASKIN KNOWS FIRST HAD.

SHE HAS BEEN LONGING FOR A

HUSBAND FOR A DECADE, EVER

SINCE SHE SURVIVED THE

TERRORIST ATTACKS ON 9/11.

I TALKED CANDIDLY WITH

LESLIE ON HOW SHE HANDLES

LONELINESS.

Kristi: THE FIRST TIME

I MET LESLIE HASKIN WAS ON

THE SET OF "THE 700 CLUB."

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR

BEING HERE.

SHE SHARED HER TRAUMATIC

STORY OF HOW SHE BARELY

ESCAPED FROM THE NORTH TOWER

ON 9/11.

THE EVENTS OF THAT ONE DAY

CHANGED LESLIE'S LIFE

FOREVER.

SHE WENT FROM A HIGH-POWERED

EXECUTIVE TO A HOMELESS

WOMAN TRAPPED IN A MENTAL

PRISON OF LONELINESS AND

ISOLATION.

BUT GOD SAVED HER.

THIS BEST-SELLING AUTHOR AND

INTERNATIONAL SPEAKER

TRAVELS THE GLOBE SHARING

GOD'S MESSAGE OF HOPE.

BUT EVEN THOUGH LESLIE

SURVIVED THE TRAUMA OF

LIVING THROUGH 9/11,

SOMETIMES SHE STILL FACES

THE ONGOING STRUGGLE OF

LONELINESS.

BEFORE 9/11, MY LIFE WAS

ALL ABOUT ME.

I WAS MY OWN GOD.

I HAD NO NEED FOR GOD.

IT WAS ABOUT CLIMBING THE

CORPORATE LADDER AND GETTING

AS MUCH STUFF IN MY LIFE AS

I COULD GET.

9/11 KILLED THAT LESLIE.

AND I'M DISCOVERING THE

LESLIE THAT GOD CREATED ME

TO BE.

Kristi: HAVE YOU EVER

GOTTEN FRUSTRATED WITH GOD

IN REGARDS TO RELATIONS?

GOD DELIVERED YOU FROM 9/11,

HE DELIVERED YOU FROM SOME

OF THE MOST TRAUMATIC THINGS

IN YOUR LIFE, BUT THEN IT IS

LIKE, REALLY, LORD, YOU CAN

MOVE THE MOUNTAIN, BUT YOU

CAN'T GIVE ME A HOLY

GHOST-FEARING MAN?

YUP, ALL OF THAT.

Kristi: LET'S TALK

ABOUT THAT.

I MEAN, YEAH.

I FEEL LIKE THAT A LOT.

WHEN I WAS MISS CORPORATE

AMERICA, I HAD NO DESIRE TO

BE MARRIED.

I WAS MARRIED TO MY JOB.

I LOVED MY LIFE JUST THE WAY

IT WAS.

IT WAS PERFECT.

IT WASN'T UNTIL CHRIST CAME

TO LIVE WITH ME AND I GOT --

AND I DON'T MEAN TO SAY THAT

LIKE IT'S A BAD THING.

IT WASN'T UNTIL AFTER I GAVE

MY WHOLE SELF TO THE LORD,

AND I STARTED THIS

PARTICULAR JOURNEY, THAT

THAT DESIRE STARTED TO GROW

IN ME.

WHERE I WANT TO SHARE MY

LIFE WITH SOMEBODY.

I WAS ENGAGED A FEW YEARS

AGO, AND THINGS DID NOT WORK

OUT.

THE MAN THAT WAS ENGAGED TO

TURNED OUT TO NOT BE THE MAN

THAT I THOUGHT HE WAS.

AND IT BROKE MY HEART.

IT BROKE MAY HEART.

THERE WERE RED FLAGS FOR ME

THE WHOLE TIME.

BUT I WAS BLOWING THROUGH

THOSE STOP SIGNS LIKE

CRAZY.

Kristi: RIGHT.

OKAY, BUT I CAN FIX

THAT.

OKAY, BUT I CAN PRAY THAT

AWAY.

OKAY, BUT THIS.

IT IS THE LONELINESS BECAUSE

I WANTED WHAT I WANTED.

AND THE LONELINESS WAS

LOUDER THAN THE VOICE OF THE

HOLY SPIRIT.

AND LONELINESS WILL DO THAT

TO US SOMETIMES.

IT TAKES US OFF-COURSE.

AND WE JUST WANT THE PAIN OF

IT TO STOP.

AND WE HAVE OUR EYES FIXED

ON WHAT WE THINK WILL MAKE

THAT HAPPEN, AND WE GO FOR

IT.

AT LEAST THAT'S WHAT I DID.

Kristi: HOW DIFFICULT

IS IT NOT TO SETTLE WHEN YOU

WANT SOMETHING SO BAD, AND

GOD IS NOT MAKING IT HAPPEN

SOON ENOUGH.

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE

PITFALLS OF SETTLING?

MY DADDY USED TO SAY TAKE

A LOOK AT WHAT YOU WANT AND

TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT THE RISK

IS.

IF YOU'RE WILLING TO EXCEPT

THAT RISK, THEN GO FOR IT.

IF YOU'RE NOT, WALK AWAY.

AND IN THAT MOMENT COULD BE

YOUR LAST MOMENT.

IS THAT WHAT YOU WANT YOUR

LEGACY TO BE?

Kristi: HOW CAN WE

ENCOURAGE PEOPLE NOT TO

OVERCOME, BUT TO NAVIGATE

THROUGH IT, LESLIE?

WE'VE GOT TO FIRST STOP

DENYING IT.

THAT'S THE FIRST STEP.

STOP DENYING THAT YOU FEEL

LONELY.

STOP DENYING WHO WE ARE.

WE HAVE THIS HUGE DESIRE

THAT WE WANT AND WE DON'T

HAVE IT, SO WE GET LONELY.

IT'S OKAY TO SAY, OKAY, I'M

LONELY TODAY.

WHAT IS IT THAT WE CAN DO.

WE GO TO GOD AND SAY, GOD,

HERE IS MY LONELINESS.

I'M FEELING LONELY.

WHAT SHOULD I DO ABOUT IT?

THEN HE TELLS US.

HE'LL SAY, READ A LITTLE BIT

OF MY WORD AND THEN CALL

KRISTI AND YOU GUYS GO

SKATING TOGETHER.

GOD IS ALWAYS GOING TO GIVE

US WISDOM AND ANSWER FOR THE

WHOLE PERSON.

NOT JUST THE SPIRITUAL

ASPECT OF YOU, OR THE FLESH

ASPECT OR THE SOUL ASPECT OF

YOU.

HE'S GOING TO COVER THAT

WHOLE KRISTI PERSON.

Kristi: WHERE DOES

FAITH COME IN IN ALL OF

THIS?

WHERE DOES TRUST IN ALL OF

THIS COME IN IN ALL OF

THIS?

WHERE DOES BELIEF IN GOD

COME IN IN ALL OF THIS?

BEING ABLE TO BE HONEST

WITH HIM.

TO GIVE HIM OUR WHOLE

HEARTS, THE WHOLE TRUTH OF

IT.

THE DISAPPOINTMENT, BECAUSE

LONELINESS IS ABOUT

DISAPPOINTMENT AS WELL.

THE DISAPPOINTMENT.

WHEN WE'RE LONELY AND

DISAPPOINTED IN LIFE, IT

GOES BACK TO BEING

DISAPPOINTED IN WHAT GOD HAS

DONE OR WHAT HE HAS NOT DONE

IN OUR LIVES.

AND BEING ABLE TO SAY, LORD,

I'M LONELY.

I'M DISAPPOINTED WITH WHERE

I AM IN MY LIFE.

I THOUGHT YOU WOULD HAVE

DONE MORE BY NOW.

AND IT'S NOT PRETTY, BUT IT

IS WHAT IT IS.

HE KNOWS IT ALREADY BECAUSE

MY HEART IS ALREADY

SCREAMING IT, SO MY MOUTH

MAY AS WELL TELL THE TRUTH.

WHEN I GO THROUGH TRIALS, I

WANT TO BE ABLE TO SAY I GO

THROUGH THE THEM

GRACEFULLY.

AND I WANT TO SAY, THANK

YOU, JESUS.

THIS IS GOING TO BRING YOU

CLOSER TO ME.

I DON'T.

I LOOK UP SOMETIMES AND I

GO, ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

IS THIS A JOKE.

GOD APPRECIATES OUR HONEST

HEART AND HE IS NOT

INTIMIDATED BY OUR FAULTS.

THERE IS NO POINT IN ME

PRAYING FALSE PRAYERS WHEN

MY HEART IS PRAYING THE TRUE

PRAYERS.

Kristi: FOR THAT PERSON

WHO IS WATCHING YOU WHO

MIGHT BE DISCOURAGED OR

LONELY OR THEY FEEL LIKE

THEY HAVE A CALL BUT MIGHT

NOT KNOW WHAT IT IS, WHAT

WOULD YOU SAY TO THEM?

WE'VE GOT TO STOP

STRUGGLING AND LET IT GO.

THE BATTLE HAS ALREADY BEEN

WON.

THERE IS NO FIGHT, EXCEPT

THE FIGHT OF OUR OWN FLESH.

WE HAVE TO WALK IN THAT

VICTORY.

HOPE DRIVES US TO A BETTER

DAY, KNOWING THAT TOMORROW

IS A BETTER DAY.

SO WE LOOK TO THE BETTER

DAY, AND WE KEEP HOPING.

FAITH IS THE SUBSTANCE OF

THINGS HOPED FOR, BUT THAT

HOPE IS IN CHRIST.

IT IS IN THE REALITY, AND

KNOWING THAT IT CAN, AND IT

IS BETTER, THROUGH JESUS

CHRIST.

Kristi: LONELINESS IS A

REAL ISSUE THAT MANY OF US,

ESPECIALLY SINGLE FOLKS,

HAVE TO DEAL WITH DURING THE

HOLIDAY SEASON.

BUT, YOU KNOW WHAT?

THE TRUE ESSENCE IS TO KNOW

THAT GOD IS OUR HOPE, AND

WITH THE LORD, WE'RE NEVER

ALONE, RIGHT?

LESLIE WROTE A BOOK CALLED

"WHEN LIFE DOESN'T MAKE

SENSE," AND SHE TALKS ABOUT

TOUGH TIMES AND ANSWERS

TOUGH QUESTIONS.

AND YOU CAN GET IT ON

CBN.COM.

TO SEE ALL OF OUR "VOICE OF

HOPE" SEGMENTS, ALL YOU HAVE

TO DO IS LOG ON TO

cbn.com, AND GO TO OUR

"VOICE OF HOPE" SECTION, AND

YOU CAN DOWNLOAD A TEACHING

SHEET THAT HAS ADDITIONAL

RESOURCES TO HELP YOU.

WE'VE BEEN DEALING WITH --

OH, LOOK AT THAT CAMERA

MOVE.

VERY, VERY NICE.

EVERY WEEK WE HAVE THE

DIFFERENT BIBLE SCRIPTURES

THAT HAS TO DEAL WITH THE

SUBJECTS AND TOPICS WE'RE

DEALING WITH.

I WOULD LOVE TO NAME THEM,

BUT YOU HAVE TO LOG ON TO

CBN.COM.

THIS ONE IS ABOUT

LONELINESS.

AND IT HAS 10 SCRIPTURES

WHERE THE BIBLE TALKS ABOUT

IT.

FOR YOU SOMEONE ELSE.

NEXT WEEK WILL BE OUR FINAL

"VOICE OF HOPE" SERIES, AND

WE'LL TALK ABOUT FINDING

FULFILLMENT WITH WHERE YOU

ARE TODAY.

SHARON SAYS, "I'M ALONG WITH

MY DOGS AND NO HUMAN

COMPANIONSHIP, AND IT HURTS,

ESPECIALLY DURING THE

HOLIDAYS.

I TOOK MY NEEDS ON HOPE TO

TAKE CARE OF MY PARENTS

WHILE THEY WERE DYING AND

LOST THE CHANCE TO HAVE MY

OWN CHILDREN.

I'M WORKING SEVEN DAYS A

WEEK JUST TO GET BY

FINANCIALLY.

WHY DOES GOD WANT ME TO BE

ALONE AND JUST TO BARELY

MAKE IT THROUGH WITH NO

QUALITY OF LIFE?"

Pat: I DON'T THINK GOD

WANTS YOU TO.

BUT YOU'RE OBVIOUSLY

WORKING, SO BRANCH OUT AND

GET TO KNOW THEM.

IF YOU'RE IN NEW YORK OR

WHEREVER, THERE ARE MORE

PEOPLE HURTING.

MORE PEOPLE WHO WOULD LOVE

TO HAVE SOMEBODY GIVE THEM

SOME FOOD, GIVE THEM A

HANDOUT, GIVE THEM A MESSAGE

OF LOVE.

THEY'RE LOADED WITH THINGS.

YOU CAN GO TO ONE OF THOSE

MISSIONS, THE BOWERY

MISSION.

THEY'RE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR

VOLUNTEERS.

AND YOU CAN REACH OUT AND

VOLUNTEER, AND ALL OF A

SUDDEN YOU'RE NOT LONELY

BECAUSE YOU'RE HELPING

SOMEONE ELSE.

IT IS MORE BLESSED TO GIVE

THAN RECEIVE.

INSTEAD OF HAVING A PITY

PARTY AND SAYING I'M SO

LONELY, THINK ABOUT HOW MANY

PEOPLE CAN I HELP?

IF YOU'RE IN NEW YORK OR

WHATEVER CITY YOU'RE IN,

YOU'RE GOING TO BE THE

LORD'S HAND EXTENDED.

Kristi: I LOVE THAT,

PAT.

BECAUSE THE BOTTOM LINE IS

EVEN GO TO YOUR NEXT DOOR

NEIGHBOR.

PAPATTY SAYS, "I'M A NEW

CHRISTIAN AND I'M 60 AND I

FEEL GUILT FOR OUTLIVING

SOME OF MY FRIENDS.

WHERE IN THE BIBLE DO I FIND

OUT ABOUT THIS GRIEF?"

Pat: YOU DON'T FIND IT

BECAUSE THE LORD DOESN'T

SHARE THAT SENSE OF GRIEF.

THERE IS A GLORIOUS

FULFILLMENT, AND THE BIBLE

SAYS WHEN WE GET TO HEAVEN,

THERE IS NO MORE TEARS, NO

MORE SORROW, NO MORE

SUFFERING, NO MORE PAIN FOR

THE FORMER THINGS THAT

PASSED AWAY.

ALL OF THAT IS GOING TO BE

GONE.

THEY TALK ABOUT SURVIVOR

GRIEF, SOMEBODY IS IN A

FIREFIGHT AND HE GETS MAYBE

WOUNDED AND HIS BUDDY GETS

KILLED.

AND HE COMES HOME AND HE

FEELS GUILTY BECAUSE HE IS

STILL ALIVE.

NO.

YOU THANK GOD THAT HE HAS

PRESERVED YOU AND HE HAS

GIVEN YOU A BLESSING.

AND JUST SAY, I HAVE LIFE.

I HAVE SOMETHING GOOD GOING

ON.

YOU'RE ONLY 60 -- WHAT ARE

YOU TALKING ABOUT.

Kristi: I WAS THINKING

THE SAME THING.

60, THAT'S YOUNG.

Pat: YOU'RE JUST A

KID.

Kristi: 80 IS YOUNG.

Pat: YEAH, BABY.

KEEP PREACHING IT.

BUT PRAISE GOD FOR WHAT

YOU'VE GOT AND USE YOUR

TALENTS TO HELP OTHERS.

AND DON'T BE SITTING AROUND

AND FEELING SORROW OR SOME

KIND OF SURVIVOR GUILT.

TOMORROW, FIGHTING CANCER

AND WINNING THE BATTLE WITH

FOOD.

OH, BOY.

YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THAT

ONE.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM PSALMS: "GOD SETS

THE LONELY IN FAMILIES."

WE'LL SEE YOU TOMORROW.

BYE-BYE.

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