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The 700 Club - December 27, 2012

A missionary trip across the Iranian border turn into a nightmare for Dan Baumann. Plus, Bob Bruce lost his taste buds after a bout with cancer, but he knew there was still hope for healing. Read Transcript


> THEY FINALLY CAME BACK TO US

AND SAID THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH

YOUR DOCUMENT.

LOCKED UP ABROAD.

I REALIZED THIS IS FOR REAL.

AN AMERICAN IS THROWN IN

IRAN'S TOUGHEST PRISON.

THEY BEAT ME FOR SIX HOURS.

THE FACE THE ULTIMATE

PENALTIMENT.

IF I'M GOING TO BE HERE THE

REST OF MY LIFE, WHY NOT CHECK

OUT.

THE OTHER WAY NOT TO STAY THERE

WAS TO DIE.

GORDON: WELL, CHEMCOME TO

THE "THE 700 CLUB."

FOFOR TODAY'S TOP HEADLINES LET'S

GO TO THE CBN NEWSDESK.

GORDON, SHOW IS FALLING TODAY

IN PENNSYLVANIA, NEW YORK AND

SOME NEW ENGLAND STATES.

THE SNOW COMES FROM THE

REMAINING ELEMENTS OF A MASSIVE

WINTER STORM BLAMED FOR SIX

DEATHS AND LEFT THOUSANDS OF

TRAVELERS STRANDED.

FLIGHTS ARE BEING CANCELED AGAIN

TODAY AFTER 1500 FLIGHTS WERE

CALLED OFF WEDNESDAY.

IT HASN'T BEEN MUCH BETTER ON

THE GROUND.

SLICK CONDITIONS FORCING MANY

DRIVERS TO GIVE UP AND STAY OFF

THE ROADS.

THE POWERFUL WINTER STORM

POUNDING AMERICA'S WANTLAND IS

HEADING NORTHEAST TODAY.

IT IS CLASSIFY AS A NOR'EASTER

BRINGING WITH IT HIGH WINDS.

SNOW AND SLEET.

THE MASSIVE SHORT SYSTEMS THE

WREAKED HAVOC FROM ARKANSAS TO

INDIANA, DROPPING RECORDS

AMOUNTS OF SNOW FALL.

WE WERE TRYING TO GET OUT OF

THE PARKING LOT.

AND LEADING TO A CHRISTMAS

OUTBREAK OF RARE WINTER

TORNADOES.

MOBILE, ALABAMA WAS HIT HARD.

YOU FORGOT IT WAS CHRISTMAS.

THE POWER WENT OUT.

Reporter: FORECASTERS CALL

FOR 12 TO 18 INCHES OF SNOW FROM

NEW YORK TO MAINE TODAY.

WITH THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL

LANDING IN PENNSYLVANIA,

UPSTATE, NEW YORK AND OTHER NEW

ENGLAND STATES.

IF YO YOU CAN STAY OUT OF IT.

Reporter: IT IS MAKING IT

HAND ON TRAVELERS LOOKING TO

RETURN HOME AFTER THE HOLIDAYS.

WE'RE TRYING TO GET HOME OR

PLAN B.

WE GO SPEND MORE TIME WITH THE

GRANDKIDS HERE.

EVERY FLIGHT GOING INTO

DAYTON, OHIO, HAS BEEN CANCELED

SO FAR, TODAY.

Reporter: OFFICIALS WARN

TRAVELERS TO STAY OFF THE ROADS

IF POSSIBLE.

HEAVY TRAFFIC MAKES IT DIFFICULT

FOR PLOWS TO GET THROUGH.

THE STORM SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO

TAPER OFF INTO A MIX OF RAIN AND

SNOW AS THE NEARS THE COAST.

IRAN HAS ARRESTED PASTOR YOU WAS

AGAIN.

THIS TIME ON CHRISTMAS DAY.

THE PASTOR WAS ACQUITTED OF

A CHARGE IN SEPTEMBER, BUT HE

WAS TOLD HE WOULD HAVE TO FINISH

HIS THREE YOUR SENTENCE FOR

A DIFFERENT CRIME.

HE DID SERVE ALL 45 DAYS OF THE

SENTENCE AND SET FREE AFTER

POSTING BAIL.

NOW IRANIAN AUTHORITIES CLAIM

THAT HE NEEDS TO GO BACK TO

PRISON AND FINISH HIS TIME.

CHRISTIAN ACTIVISTS WORRY THAT

HE MAY NOT BE SAFE AFTER HE

SERVES THE 45 DAYS.

> SONIA SOTOMAYOR HAS DENIED A

REQUEST TO BLOCK A PART OF OBAMA

CARE THAT PROVIDES EMPLOYERS TO

PROVIDE THE MORNING AFTER PILL

AND SISTER DRUGS.

HOBBY LOBBY SUED THE GOVERNMENT

SAYING VIOLATES THEIR RELIGIOUS

BELIEF.

SOTOMAYOR SAID THERE WAS NO WAY

TO BLOCK THE GROUND ON AN

EMERGENCY BASIS.

THE COMPANY CAN CONTINUE THE

LAWSUIT IN THE LOWER COURTS.

COMPANIES OFFICIALS HAVE TO

DECIDE IF THEY WILL VIOLATE

THEIR FAITH GOING ALONG WITH THE

REGULATION OR PAY A DAILY FINE

OF $1.3 MILLION STARTING

JANUARY 1st IF THEY IGNORE IT.

> GEORGE H.W. BUSH HAS BEEN

ADMITTED THE INTENSIVE CARE IN

A HOUSTON HOSPITAL.

A SPOKESPERSON IS SAYING HE

SUFFERED FROM SEVERAL SETBACKS

INCLUDING A FEVER.

DOCTORS ARE CAUTIOUSLY

OPTIMISTIC ABOUT HIS CONDITION.

HE IS 88.

> IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THERE

WILL BE A DEAL ON THE FISCAL

CLIFF BEFORE THE END OF THE

YEAR.

MEMBERS OF CONGRESS ARE BACK IN

WASHINGTON AND PRESIDENT BARACK

OBAMA CUT HIS HAWAIIAN CHRISTMAS

VACATION SHORT TO RETURN TO THE

NATION'S CAPITAL.

IF NO DEAL IS REACHED BY NEW

YEAR'S DAY TAXES WILL GO UP AND

DEEP SPENDING CUTS WILL TAKE

PLACE.

SOMETHING MANY ECONOMISTS AND

LAWMAKERS WARN WOULD BE BAD FOR

THE COUNTRY.

I WANT US NOT TO GO OVER THE

CLIFF.

I THINK IT HURTS OUR ECONOMY AND

COUNTRY.

AND TIMOTHY GEITHNER TOLD

CONGRESS THE GOVERNMENT IS SET

TO HIT THE BORROWING LIMIT ON

MONDAY.

HE IS PREPARING EMERGENCY

MEASURES TO REPAIR A GOVERNMENT

DEFAULT.

> MANY AMERICANS SPENT THEIR

CHRISTMAS DAY IN THE MOVIE

THEATER.

THEY FLOCKED TO SEE THE FRENCH

CLASSIC, LES MISÉRABLES, THE

MUSICAL BOUGHT IN MORE THAN

$18 MILLION THE FIRST DAY.

GORDON BRINGS US TO LOOK AT THE

FILM.

Reporter: THIS HOLIDAY

SEASON UNIVERSAL PICTURES

PRESENTS THE MUSICAL, LES

MISÉRABLES, BASED ON THE CLASSIC

MASTERPIECE.

SET IN 19th CENTURY FRANCE.

IT IS A STORY OF BROKEN DREAMS.

SACRIFICE AND REDEMPTION.

I'M NOT THE MAN.

Reporter: HUGH JACKMAN

PLAYS THE LEAD ROLE WHO STEALS

BREAD TO FIELD HIS STARVING

NEPHEW AND HUNTED FOR DECADES BY

A POLICEMAN.

WHEN HE STARTS OVER AS

A SUCCESSFUL FACTORY OWNER HE

TAKES IN A LITHS ORPHAN GIRL.

SUCH A THEME OF REF DEMPTION

FOR YOUR CHARACTER.

CAN YOU TALK ABOUT THAT.

IT IS ONE OF THE MOST

UPLIFTING PARTS OF LES

MISÉRABLES FROM THE NOVEL TO THE

MUSICAL.

IN THAT THIS MAN -- IS -- PRETTY

MUCH CAST ASIDE BY SOCIETY AND,

AND -- DEALT A PRETTY BAD BLOW

IN HIS LIFE.

HE IS RECEIVING VIRTUE AND GRACE

IN THE FORM OF THE BISHOP.

HE CHANGES HIS LIFE.

HE SPENDS THE REST OF HIS LIFE

TRYING TO LIVE UP TO THE EXAMPLE

HE HAS BEEN GIVEN.

HE REALLY DOES -- FROM A PLACE

WHERE REDEMPTION SEEMS

IMPOSSIBLE RISE ABOVE IT.

IT IS A GREAT UPLIFTING STORY.

TOP COOPER SAYS THE THEME OF

FORGIVENESS AND REDEMPTION IS

CLEAR.

THERE IS A VERY STRONG THEME

IN THE FILM THAT NO HUMAN BEING

SHOULD BE BEYOND FORGIVENESS.

THE CHARACTER SHOWS US THAT IT

IS POSSIBLE TO DO AN

EXTRAORDINARY PERSONAL

TRANSFORMATION.

LES MISÉRABLES BREAKS NEW

GROUND TECHNOLOGICALLY IN THE

AREA OF MUSICAL PRODUCTION.

* [ MUSIC ]

WHAT AMAZED ME, PEOPLE JUST

STARTED APPLAUDING IN THE MIDDLE

OF THE FILM.

IT FELT LIKE A LIVE PERFORMANCE.

YOU GUYS WERE SINGING WITH THE

EARPIECES.

CAN YOU TALK ABOUT THAT?

YES.

THE PROCESS WAS ONE IN WHICH WE

HAD AN EAR PIERCE IN OUR AIR.

THEN A PIANIST OFFSET WHO WAS

PLAYING AN ELECTRIC PEAUNT SO,

PLAYING SILENTLY INTO THE ROOM.

MY NAME IS --

SO THE LITTLE MICROPHONES

PICKING UP WHAT WE WERE SINGING

LIVE.

SO, IF WE SLOWED DOWN, THE

PIANIST WOULD SLOW DOWN.

IF WE SPED UP, HE WOULD SPEED

UP.

THE PIANO WAS REPLACED BY A 70

PIECE ORCHESTRA.

SO, WE HAD FREEDOM.

Reporter: FILMED ON

LOCATION IN ENGLAND AND FRANCE.

THIS PRODUCTION GIVES THE

150-YEAR-OLD TALE A QUALITY THAT

WAS GREAT.

THERE IS NO EASY DAY ON LES

MISÉRABLES.

THERE IS NO LIKE WALK AND TALK

TODAY OR A DINNER PARTY SCENE.

EVERY DAY SOMEHOW REQUIRES --

A LEVEL OF -- EMOTIONAL TRUTH,

VOCALLY.

SOMETHING THAT ASK -- AS AN

ACTOR I NEVER PROBABLY HAD TO DO

BEFORE.

* [ MUSIC ]

WITH THE STELLAR CAST AND

A POWERFUL VOCAL PRESENTATION.

LES MISÉRABLES IS SURE TO BE A

HOLIDAY HIT.

IT IS RATED "PG" 13.

* [ MUSIC ]

THOSE ARE TODAY'S TOP STORIES

FROM CBN NEWS.

GORDON AND TERRY WILL BE BACK

WITH MORE OF "THE 700 CLUB" IN

JUST A MOMENT.

> STILL AHEAD.

THEY FINALLY CAME BACK TO US

AND SAID THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH

YOUR DOCUMENT.

LOCKED UP ABROAD.

I REALIZED THIS IS FOR REAL.

AN AMERICAN IS THROW-IN

IRAN'S TOUGHEST PRISON.

THEY BEAT ME FOR ABOUT SIX

HOURS.

TO FACE THE ULTIMATE PENALTY.

IF I'M GOING TO BE HERE THE

REST OF MY LIFE, WHY NOT CHECK

OUT.

THE ONLY WAY NOT TO STAY THERE

WAS TO DIE.

* [ MUSIC ]

GORDON: THE RECESSION HAS

FORCED MILLIONS OF AMERICANS TO

DELAY THEIR RETIREMENT.

THAT IS WHAT HAPPENED TO MIKE

AND JENNY MASON.

TO MAKE MATTERS WORSE, MIKE LOST

HIS JOB AND SUDDENLY THE MASON'S

WERE ON THE VERGE OF BANKRUPTCY.

MIKE IS JENNY MASON WERE LOOK

FORWARD TO VISITS FROM THEIR

GRANDCHILDREN.

HAS MIKE ENTERED HIS 60s HE

CAME TO A TERRIBLE CONCLUSION.

NEVER GOING TO BE ABLE TO

RETIRE.

I THOUGHT THAT OVER AND OVER

AGAIN.

YEARS OF CREDIT CARD SPENDING

LEFT THE MASON'S IN A DEEP

FINANCIAL HOLE.

WE'RE $44,000 PLUS IN CREDIT

CARD DEBT ONLY.

A 3rd, AT LEAST OF THE

3rd OF THE INCOME COMING IN

GOING TO CREDIT CARD DEBT.

MAYBE MORE.

IN THE MIDST OF THEIR

TROUBLES THE COUPLE MADE AN

IMPORTANT DECISION THEY WERE

PUTTING OFF FOR YEARS.

GENIE AND I MADE A COMMITMENT

TO THY FIRST.

JENNY HANDLED OUR FINANCE.

SHE WAS SO GOOD TO SAY, MIKE

THIS IS NOT RIGHT.

WE NEED TO BE THYING.

BECAUSE I HAVE BEEN RAISED TO

THAI.

I KNEW THAT IT WAS THE WAY TO

GO.

Reporter: THEY ALSO

INCREASED THEIR GIVING TO CBN.

WHERE THEY HAD BEEN PARTNERS FOR

YEAR.

WE FELT LIKE WE WERE PART OF

HELPING OTHER PEOPLE.

BECAUSE IT WAS AN ENCOURAGING

TIME DURING A DISCOURAGING

PERIOD IN MY LIFE.

SHORTLY AFTER TEETHING MIKE

GOT TERRIBLE NEWS.

HE WOULD BE OUT OF A JOB.

HE CONSIDERED THEIR OPTIONS.

I CONSIDERED BANKRUPTCY THE

ONLY WAY.

IT WAS NOT THE RIGHT WAY.

IT WAS THE ONLY WAY.

I JUST KEPT PRAYING FOR THE

LORD.

THANKING HIM.

I DON'T KNOW WHY I'M GOING

THROUGH THIS.

WE'RE GOING TO MAKE IT.

Reporter: SO, THEY LEFT

THE BANKRUPTCY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE

WITHOUT SIGNING THE PAPERS.

WHEN THEY GOT HOME, THERE WAS AN

UNEXPECTED MESSAGE FROM THE TIRE

PLANT.

IT TURNED OUT THAT MIKE

QUALIFIED FOR EARLY RETIREMENT

BY JUST THREE DAYS.

THE COMPANY OFFER HIM

A SIGNIFICANT BONUSES FOR

RETIRING EARLY.

THE LADY LAID THE PAPERWORK

OUT IN FRONT OF ME.

LOW AND BEHOLD THERE WAS ENOUGH

MONEY THERE TO PAYOFF THE DEBTS.

FOR US TO BE ABLE TO INVEST

MONEY AND BE ABLE TO GO AHEAD

AND TAKE RETIREMENT.

WE WERE FINALLY AT THE POINT,

THINGS WERE A MIRACLE.

MIKE AND JENNY ARE ENJOYING

THEIR RETIREMENT AND

GRANDCHILDREN, FREE FROM THE

FEAR THAT CAME WITH DEBT.

I HAD TO LET GO OF FEAR.

HE IS GOING TO TAKE CARE OF ME.

I KNOW THAT NOW.

I FINALLY SURRENDERED MY

FINANCES TO GO.

I WENT FROM DEBT TO OUT OF DEBT

ALMOST IMMEDIATELY AND --

SOMETHING I COULD HAVE NEVER

THOUGHT ABOUT OUR PLANNED ON MY

OWN.

YOU CANNOT OUT GIVE GOD.

YOU CAN'T OUT GIVE GOD.

GORDON: WHEN WE JUST LIVE

IN ACCORDX WITH HIS PRINCIPLES

THINGS JUST SEEM TO LINE UP.

THERE IS NO REAL EXPLAINING IT.

HE JUST DOES THINGS FOR US.

HERE'S HIS PROMISE FROM

AFFICHENS CHAPTER 3 VERSE 20.

FROM HIM HE IS ABLE TO DO

EXCEEDINGLY ABANDONLY FROM WHAT

WE COULD ASK OR THINK ACCORDING

TO THE POWER THAT WORKS IN US.

NOW, MIKE AND JENNY, THEY DIDN'T

THINK THEY COULD EVER GET OUT OF

DEBT.

MIKE WAS THINKING I WILL NEVER

BE ABLE TO RETIRE.

AND THEN THE UNTHINKABLE

HAPPENED FOR MIKE'S SAYING I'M

NOT GOING TO HAVE A JOB ANYMORE.

I'M NOT GOING TO HAVE INCOME.

HOW CAN I DO THIS?

WELL, JENNY KNEW THE PRINCIPLES

AND SAID I DON'T KNOW WHY I'M

DOING THIS, I'M GOING TO DO IT.

I'M GOING TO GIVE.

I'M NOT GOING TO SHUTDOWN.

I'M GOING TO GIVE.

WHEN SHE DID THAT GOD WAS ABLE

TO DO EXCEEDINGLY ABUDN'TLY

ABOVE ALL.

THEY WERE ABLE TO ASK OR THINK

ABOUT, THEY COULDN'T THINK THEIR

WAY OUT, BUT GOD HAD A WAY FOR

THEM.

YOU CAN DO THAT, TOO.

GOD CAN MAKE A WAY FOR YOU.

WHATEVER YOUR CIRCUMSTANCE IS.

YOU JUST START LISTENING TO HIM.

YOU START OBEYING WHAT HE SAYS

IN HIS WORD AND THEN THE

ABUNDANCE COMES, EXCEEDINGLY

ABUDN'TLY ABOVE ALL.

TERRY MANY OF YOU LIKE MIKE

AND JENNY HAVE LEARNED THE

SECRET OF GIVING.

WE WANT TO SHOW YOU HOW YOU'RE

GIFTS ARE HELPING PEOPLE AROUND

THE WORLD.

IN HONDURAS YOU HELPED TO SOLVE

A PROBLEM THAT PLAGUED ONE

VILLAGE IT 100 YEARS OF.

Reporter: THIS SMALL

COMMUNITY HAS BEEN TUCKED AWAY

IN THE TREES OF THE HONDURAS

MOUNTAINS FOR 100 YEARS.

EVERY DAY RESIDENTS HAVE TO GO

DOWN THE MOUNTAIN AND BACK UP

AGAIN JUST TO COLLECT FRESH

WATER FOR THEIR FAMILIES.

UNFORTUNATELY, HE IS THE ONLY

ONE LEFT IN HER FAMILY WHO CAN

MAKE THE DAILY TRACK.

MY MOM IS 60 YEARS OLD AND MY

BROTHERS GO OUT TO WORK THE

LAND.

THAT'S WHY I HAVE TO FETCH THE

WATER.

THE HARDEST THING WAS GOING UP

WITH THE BUCKETS ON MY HEAD.

Reporter: SHE MAKES THE

TREK DOWN AND BACK UP THE

MOUNTAIN FOUR TIMES A DAY.

EACH TIME SHE CARRIES AS MUCH AS

50 POUNDS OF WATER ON HER HEAD.

I THOUGHT WE WOULD NEVER HAVE

WATE TIME SHE CARRIES AS MUCH AS

50 POUNDS OF WATER ON HER HEAD.

I THOUGHT WE WOULD NEVER HAVE

WATE NEARBY.

I THOUGHT AFTER -- I MA MARRY MY

CHILDREN WOULD HAVE TO DO WHAT

MY MOM DID.

Reporter: MANY

ORGANIZATIONS TRIED TO HELP THE

COMMUNITY OVER THE YEARS.

OPERATION BLESSING ARRIVED WITH

A CREATIVE SOLUTION THAT THE

VILLAGE'S 100 YEAR DELEM HA CAME

TO AN END.

FIRST WE RAN A PIPE FROM THE

FRESHWATER SPRING TO A HOLDING

TANK.

RUN PIPES FROM THE WATER TANK TO

EACH 15 HOMES IN THE HILL TOP

COMMUNITY.

NOW, EVERY FAMILY HAS RUNNING

WATER.

NO ONE IS MORE GRATEFUL.

THAT DAY I JUMPED FOR JOY.

I WAS EXCITED BECAUSE I THOUGHT

I WOULD NEVER HAVE TO CLIMB UP

THAT AGAIN.

THANK YOU OPERATION BLESSINGS

FOR MAKING THE DREAM COME TRUE.

THANK YOU.

Terry: 5 50 POUNDS OF WATER

FOUR TIMES A DAY UP A HILL.

LOOKING AT THAT AS SOME JOB,

SOME NEED YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE

TO CONTINUE TO DO FOR YOUR

ENTIRE LIFE.

TALK ABOUT HOPELESSNESS.

TALK ABOUT FRUSTRATION AND THEN,

CBN PARTNERS YOU CAME INTO THE

MIDST OF THAT NEED AND HELPED US

FIND A CREATIVE ANSWER TO THE

PROBLEM THIS VILLAGE WAS FACING.

YOU KNOW, THERE ARE PEOPLE ALL

AROUND THE WORLD WHO CAN'T TAKE

A CLEAN DRINK OF WATER EVERY DAY

WITHOUT WALKING LONG DISTANCES

JUST TO GET IT.

YOU CAN IMAGINE THE DILEMMA.

THAT'S JUST WATER.

YOU'RE HELPING TO SOLVE PROBLEMS

AROUND THE WORLD IN THE LIVES OF

SO MANY PEOPLE.

TODAY WE WANT TO ASK IF YOU'RE

NOT A "THE 700 CLUB" MEMBER,

WOULD YOU CONSIDER GOING TO YOUR

PHONE RIGHT NOW AND SAYING I

WANT TO BECOME A PART OF

CHANGING THE WORLD WITH THE LOVE

OF JESUS.

YOU CAN DO THAT CALLING THE TOLL

FREE NUMBER ON YOUR SCREEN.

JUST CALL AND SAY THAT I WANT TO

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

WE HAVE ALL KINDS OF CLUB LEVELS

THAT WE WILL TELL YOU ABOUT TO

JOIN AT.

A GENERAL MEMBERSHIP IS 65-CENTS

A DAY, $25 A MONTH.

THAT MIGHT NOT SEEM LIKE A LOT,

BUT WHEN WE LINK ARMS TOGETHER.

WE BECOME AN ARMY OF PEOPLE OUT

TO CHANGE THE WORLD.

SO, PLEASE CALL NOW.

WHEN YOU DO, YOU WOULD LIKE TO

DO IT USING EXPRESS.

YOUR BANK DOES ALL OF THE WORK.

I THINK IT IS WONDERFUL.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO REMEMBER

STAMPS, ENVELOPES, MAILING.

IT IS DONE FOR YOU.

IT SAVES US A LOT OF

ADMINISTRATIVE CAWS AND OUR WAY

OF SAYING THANK YOU, IS SENDING

YOU POWER FOR LIFE TEACHING.

WE GET HERE AS STAFF HAS CBN.

WE WOULD LOVE TO SHARE IT WITH

YOU.

YOU GET ONE OF YOUR VERY OWN.

WE THINK IT WILL TOUCH YOUR LIFE

WITH THE LORD AS YOU ARE

CHANGING LIVES AROUND THE WORLD.

CALL NOW, GORDON.

GORDON: COMING UP -- AN

AMERICAN IS ACCUSED OF SPYING IN

IRAN.

THEY PUT US IN PRISON CLOTHES

AND THEY BLINDFOLDED US AGAIN.

THEN THEY LED US DOWN INTO THE

BASISMENT AND PUT ME INTO ONE

PRISON CELL AND MY FRIEND INTO

ANOTHER ONE.

THERE I WAS IMPRISONED IN IRAN.

FOUND OUT WHO HE MET BEHIND

BARS NEXT.

Terry: THE MISSION

EVANGELIST DAN BAUMANN DEPUTY

TRAVELED THE WORLD TO PREACH THE

GOSPEL AND IN 1996, THE MOST

DANGEROUS JOURNEY YET.

A TWO WEEK VISIT TO IRAN.

ME AND A FRIEND FELT LIKE WE

WERE SUPPOSED TO GO ON A TWO

WEEK VISIT INTO IRAN.

WE HAD A GREAT TIME.

FELL IN LOVE WITH THE COUNTRY.

FELL IN LOVE WITH THE PEOPLE.

WHILE WE WERE LEAVING THE

COUNTRY.

IT WAS CROSSING THE BORDER -- WE

HAND IN OUR DOCUMENTS TO BE

STAMPED OUT OF THE COUNTRY AND

WE DIDN'T GET THEM BACK.

IT WAS ABOUT SIX HOURS LATER

THEY FINALLY CAME BACK TO US AND

SAID, THERE'S A PROBLEM WITH

YOUR DOCUMENTS.

THE REALITY IS THAT I HAD DEALT

WITH BEFORE I WENT, LIKE WHAT IF

YOU HAD A PROBLEM.

WHAT IF THERE COULD BE

COMPLICATIONS BEING AN AMERICAN.

YEAH.

IT ALL CAME TO THE SURFACE.

I REALIZED, WOW.

I COULD REALLY HAVE A PROBLEM.

LIKE THIS IS FOR REAL.

YEAH.

MY WALK WITH THE LORD AND IN

MANY DANGEROUS PLACES I ALWAYS

SEEN GOD COME THROUGH.

ALL OF THE SUDDEN, THE THOUGHT

HIT ME, WELL, WHAT IF THIS IS

DIFFERENT.

THEY SEPARATED ME AND MY FRIEND.

TOOK ME INTO TOGETHER ROOM AND

BEAT ME FOR ABOUT SIX HOURS.

KICKING ME AND HITTING ME.

AFTER THOSE SIX HOURS THEY

DRAGGED ME BACK DOWN TO THE

LOBBY WHERE I MET MY FRIEND

AGAIN WHO HAD BEEN BEATEN IN

ANOTHER ROOM.

THEY PUT US IN PRISON CLOTHES

AND BLINDFOLDED US AGAIN AND

THEN HELD US DOWN IN THE

BASEMENT AND PUT ME INTO ONE

PRISON CELL AND MY FRIEND INTO

ANOTHER ONE.

THERE I WAS IN PRISON IN IRAN.

IT WAS OUT OF MY HANDS.

THERE WAS NOTHING I COULD DO.

EITHER GOD WOULD DO A MIRACLE I

HERE I WOULD STAY THERE.

THERE WAS NO SENSE OF FEELING

GOD.

I FELT LIKE GOD WAS FAR AWAY.

ALL THAT I COULD REALLY TRUST

HIM WAS HIS CHARACTER.

THAT HIS CHARACTER WOULD BE TRUE

NO MATTER WHAT I WAS FEELING AND

NO MATTER WHAT CIRCUMSTANCE I

WAS GOING THROUGH.

THEY PUT ME IN A CELL IN

ISOLATION.

HAD A LIGHT IN ONE CORNER.

I WAS ON 24 HOURS A DAY.

IT WAS IN THE WINTER TIME.

THERE WAS ACTUALLY SNOW OUTSIDE,

BUT THE HEATER DIDN'T WORK WELL.

THEY ONLY LET ME OUT OF THE ROOM

TO BE INTERROGATED WHICH WAS

ONES A DAY OR SOMETIMES NOT AT

ALL.

THEY WOULD LEAD ME DOWN THIS

HALLWAY AND TAKE ME INTO THE

INTERROGATION ROOM, AN UGLY

ROOM.

IT THE BLOOD STAINS ON THE

FLOOR.

VERY DARK AND MURKY.

IT WAS DEFINITELY THE MOST

TERRIFYING PART OF THE WHOLE

EXPERIENCE.

THE BEATINGS WOULD START.

THEY WOULD BE SLAPPING IN THE

FACE.

HITTING IN THE STOMACH.

SOMETIMES KICKING.

I STRUGGLED WITH FAITH, WAS GOD

WITH ME?

DID HE LOVE ME?

IF GOD IS GOOD, WHY WOULD HE

ALLOW ME IN THE SITUATION.

I REMEMBER ONE DAY I WOKE UP AND

I WAS DONE INSIDE.

I REMEMBER WAKING UP THAT DAY

THINKING TO MYSELF, IF I'M GOING

TO BE HERE THE REST OF MY LIFE,

WHY NOT CHECK OUT?

MY ONLY THOUGHT WAS NOT TO STAY

THERE.

THE ONLY WAY NOT TO STAY THERE

WAS TO DIE.

I STUCK MY HEAD IN THE SINK.

I FILLED IT UP AND TIED ONE END

TO A BRACKET, PUT IT OVER MY

HEAD.

THEN HOPEFULLY, WOULD TIE THE

OTHER END TIGHT.

THINKING THAT WITH MY HEAD IN

THE WATER IN A FEW MINUTES I

WOULD BE GONE.

FOUR TIMES I TRIED TO KILL

MYSELF.

EVERY TIME I TRY I WAS TOO

SCARED TO TIE THE OTHER END.

I WILL NEVER FORGET THE LAST

TIME.

AGAIN I TRIED.

AGAIN I WAS LIKE, COME ON DO IT.

AGAIN, I COULDN'T DO IT.

I COULDN'T TIE IT TIGHT.

I REMEMBER AT THAT MOMENT,

JERKING MY HEAD OUT OF THE

WATER.

IF I WAS EVER AWARE OF MY

BROKENNESS, I WAS AWARE OF IT AT

THAT MOMENT.

I REMEMBER FALLING DOWN ON THE

GROUND.

I WAS BROKEN.

IF I WAS EVER AWARE OF MY SHAME,

I WAS AWARE OF MY SHAME AT THAT

MOMENT.

I REMEMBER LYING DOWN ON THE

GROUND IN THAT MOMENT ALL OF THE

SUDDEN THE ROOM FILLS WITH THE

GLORIOUS LIGHT.

I TURN AROUND AND SEE WHAT'S

GOING ON AND THERE IS JESUS.

HE'S STANDING IN FRONT OF ME

WITH THIS BIG GRIN AND SMILE ON

THIS FACE.

IT WAS AT THAT LOWEST POINT THAT

HE MET ME.

HE LOOKED AT ME AND HE STRETCHES

OUT HIS HANDS AND PUTS THEM

UNDERNEATH ME LIKE THIS.

IN THE VISION, AS I SEE JESUS.

HE LOOKS AT ME AND SAYS THIS.

HE SAID, DAN I LOVE YOU.

I PROMISE TO CARRY YOU THROUGH

THIS MATERIAL.

FROM THAT DAY, UNTIL THIS DAY, I

HAVE NEVER HAD THOSE THOUGHTS

AGAIN.

THAT'S WHO JESUS IS.

HE MEETS US AT OUR LOWEST.

HE CAN RESCUE US FROM THE DEPTHS

OF US.

HE WANTS TO GIVE US LIFE IN THE

MIDST OF THE PAIN OF LIFE.

HE MEETS US AND HE LOVES US AND

HE WANTS TO RESCUE US NO MATTER

WHAT WE'RE GOING THROUGH.

Terry: WE'RE GOING TO HAVE

MORE OF DANIEL'S STORY IN JUST

A MINUTE.

YOU KNOW, HE FOUND HIMSELF IN

SOME EXTREME CIRCUMSTANCES.

UNEXPECTED EXTREME

CIRCUMSTANCES.

LIFE IS KIND OF LIKE THAT ISN'T

IT?

YOU KNOW, THINGS HAPPEN THAT WE

DON'T SEE COMING.

THINGS HAPPEN THAT OUR EMOTION

EARLY DEVASTATING.

LOSS HAPPENS THAT IS INCREDIBLY

PAINFUL AND THOSE SAME QUESTIONS

COME UP FOR US THAT ATTACKED

DANIEL'S HEART AND MIND IN THAT

CELL.

GOD ARE YOU REAL?

DO YOU SEE ME?

ARE YOU HERE?

DO YOU HAVE AN ANSWER FOR THIS?

YOU KNOW SOMETIMES WE DON'T GET

AN ANSWER RIGHT AWAY.

SOMETIMES WE'RE THERE FOR

A SEASON, FOR A WINDOW OF TIME,

BUT WHAT DANIEL LEARNED IN THE

MIDST OF ALL OF THAT, WAS THAT

JESUS SAID, JESUS WAS WHO HE

SAID HE WAS.

THAT HE DID STAY WITH HIM.

THAT HE DID GIVE HIM EVERYTHING

THAT HE NEEDED TO ENDURE UNTIL

HE CAME TO THE OTHER SIDE.

THAT'S TRUE FOR YOU, TOO.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE FACING

TODAY, BUT DON'T FACE IT ALONE.

YOU KNOW, SOME OF YOU HAVE --

COME TO A PLACE WHERE -- YOU

DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT YOU BELIEVE

ANYMORE.

IT IS OKAY.

JESUS GETS THAT.

HE'LL MEET YOU RIGHT THERE AT

THE PLACE WHERE YOU'RE AT.

HE DOESN'T ASK US TO GET GOOD

ENOUGH.

HE DOESN'T ASK US TO UNDERSTAND

ENOUGH OR TO HAVE FAITH ENOUGH.

HE SAYS, LET ME BE THAT FOR YOU.

LET ME BE THAT IN YOU.

LET ME MEET YOU AT THAT PLACE.

WHERE THERE IS NO MORE OF YOU.

LET ME SEW IT UP WITH ALL OF ME.

GOD WANTS TO DO THAT FOR YOU

TODAY.

WHATEVER YOU'RE GOING THROUGH.

COME TO HIM.

REACH OUT TO HIM.

HE'S THE.

HE'S ALWAYS, ALWAYS BEEN THERE.

NOW, REACH OUT AND TAKE HIS

HAND.

LISTEN, HIS MESSAGE TO YOU TODAY

IS -- YOUR MY IDEA, I CREATED

YOU.

I LOVE YOU.

I HAVE A PLAN AND A PURPOSE FOR

YOU.

COME TO ME.

THAT'S WHAT HE SAYS.

COME TO ME.

LET ME TAKE ON YOUR BURDEN.

HE WANTS TO DO THAT FOR YOU.

HE WANTS TO TAKE ON -- YOUR SIN.

YOU KNOW, THERE'S A REALIZATION

THAT ALL OF US HAVE TO COME TO,

THAT IS THAT WE'RE SINNERS IN

NEED OF A SAVIOR.

WHEN YOU COME TO THE PLACE WHEN

YOU HAVE RUN OUT OF ANSWERS.

WHERE YOU ARE RUN OUT OF YOUR

OWN ABILITY.

I'M YOU COME FACE-TO-FACE WITH

YOURSELF.

TODAY, JESUS WANTS TO GIVE YOU

A NEW PATH.

A NEW OPPORTUNITY.

A NEW DOOR TO WALK THROUGH.

FREEDOM.

FREEDOM FROM YOUR PAST.

FREEDOM FROM YESTERDAY'S

MISTAKES.

FORGIVENESS.

THE ABILITY TO OFFER THAT TO

PEOPLE WHO HAVE HURT AND WOUNDED

YOU.

WILL YOU ACCEPT IT TODAY?

IT IS AVAILABLE TO ANYONE WHO

WILL CALL UPON THE NAME OF THE

LORD.

LET'S JUST PRAY RIGHT NOW.

LET'S TALK TO HIM ABOUT YOUR

NEED.

PRAY WITH ME.

JESUS, I WANT TO KNOW YOU.

I WANT TO KNOW YOU THE WAY THAT

DANIEL KNOWS YOU.

I WANT TO KNOW THAT YOU ARE HERE

WITH ME AND THE MIDDLE OF MY

NEED, IN THE MIDDLE OF MY

INADEQUACY, IN THE MIDDLE OF MY

LONEYNESS.

IN THE MIDDLE OF MY SHAPE.

IN THE MIDDLE OF MY PAIN.

I'M COMING TO YOU AND I'M

SAYING, BE THE SAVIOR OF MY

SOUL.

I KNOW I'M A SINNER.

I KNOW YOU NEED TO BE REDEEMED.

SO, JESUS, I'M ASKING YOU TO

COME INTO MY HEART AND LIFE.

I'M ASKING YOU ALSO TO BE -- MY

LORD.

I WANT TO KNOW WHAT IT MEANS TO

LIVE FOR YOU.

I WENT TO UNDERSTAND MORE ABOUT

YOUR WAYS AND WHO YOU ARE AND

WHAT YOU WANT TO DO IN MY LIFE.

SO, TEACH ME.

FILL ME WITH YOUR HOLY SPIRIT.

TAKE ANYTHING THAT I AM AND ALL

THAT I HAVE AND USE IT IN

WHATEVER WAY YOU WILL.

I WENT TO SPEND ETERNITY WITH

YOU.

I WANT TO BE WITH YOU,

EVERYTHING THAT YOU CAN CREATED

ME FOR.

IN JESUS' NAME I PRAY.

AMEN.

IF YOU HAVE JUST PRAYED THAT

PRAYER, THEN YOU HAVE BEGUN AN

INCREDIBLE RELATIONSHIP THAT

WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE.

SO, WHAT DO YOU DO NOW?

YOU PRAYED THE PRAYER, NOW IT IS

TIME TO REALLY GET TO KNOW HIM.

WE PUT TOGETHER A PACK FOR THE

YOU.

IT IS FREE.

IT IS CALLED A NEW DAY.

BECAUSE YOU HAVE BEGUN A NEW DAY

IN YOUR LIFE.

THIS IS FILLED WITH INFORMATION

FROM THE WORD OF GOD.

INFORMATION ON HOW DO YOU MOVE

FORWARD AND FIND OUT WHAT IT IS

LIKE TO LIVE WITH JESUS' DAY TO

DAY.

WE WILL SEND THIS TO YOU FREE.

EVEN THE NUMBER IS FREE.

THERE'S NO FINANCIAL OBLIGATION.

JUST SAY THAT I JUST PRAYED THAT

PRAY, I WOULD LIKE TO NEW

DAYPACKT, WE WILL GET IT OUT TO

YOU RIGHT AWAY.

RIGHT NOW, WE WANT TO TAKE YOU

BACK TO DANIEL'S STORY.

GOVERNMENTS AROUND THE WORLD

NEGOTIATED FOR HIS RELEASE BUT

TO NO AVAIL.

THE DAYS DANIEL SPENT BEHIND

BARS TURNED TO WEEKS.

THE RANNENS WE'RE GETTING READY

TO PUT HIM ON TRIAL.

GOD BEGAN TO CHALLENGE ME

WITH HIS LOVE FOR HOUR ENEMIES.

HE SAID THIS, DAN, ASK ME WHAT I

THINK ABOUT THIS MAN.

HE ASKED ME THE QUESTION ABOUT

THE MAN WHO WAS MY

INTERROGATEDDER.

THE MAN WHO BEAT ME, THE MAN WHO

HATED ME THE MOST.

IT WAS A FEW DAYS INTO IT, I

ASKED GOD, OKAY.

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THIS MAN.

AT THAT MOMENT, YEAH.

MY HEART OPENED UP I BEGAN TO

SEE GOD WAS LOVE FOR THIS MAN.

HE LOVED HIM FROM THE BEGINNING.

HE MADE HIM, HE LOVED HIS

FAMILY.

I NEVER FORGET THE LAST DAY I

SAW HIM.

I REMEMBER ON THIS DAY THINKING

OH, MY GOSH WHAT IS HE GOING TO

TODAY.

AT THAT MOMENT I REMEMBER

LOOKING AT HIM AND SAID THIS, I

SAID, SIR, IF I'M GOING TO SEE

YOU THE REST OF MY LIFE EVERY

DAY, WHY DON'T WE BECOME

FRIENDS.

HE IS LIKE, NO THAT IS

IMPOSSIBLE.

I SAID, SIR YOU CAN START BY

TELLING ME YOUR NAME.

I STUCK OUT MY HAND TO HIM AND

SAID, SIR, LET'S BE FRIENDS.

HAS I STUCK OUT MY HAND TO STEAK

HIS HAND HE JUST STOOD THERE AND

FROZE.

AFTER A FEW MINUTES HE STARTED

TO SHAKE.

ALL OF THE SUDDEN I SAW HIS HAND

CREAM TOWARDS MINE AND HE SHOOK

MY HAND AND AS HE IS SHAKING MY

HAND AND SAW THE TEARS STARTING

TO ROLL DOWN HIS FACE.

FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES HE JUST

SHOOK MY HAND AND TEARS

STREAMING DOWN HIS FACE.

HE FINALLY LOOKS AT ME AND SAYS

THIS, DAN, HE CALLS ME BY MY

NAME.

MY NAME IS PROZAC.

I WOULD LOVE TO BE YOUR FRIEND.

IT CAUSED ME TO SEE THAT THERE

IS NO HEART-TO-HEART FOR JESUS.

THAT HE CAN CHANGE THE HARDEST

HEART.

GOD TAUGHT ME TO LOVE MY

ENEMIES.

I HEARD THE GUARDS TALKING ABOUT

THE FOREIGNERS.

ME AND MY FRIEND.

THEY ARE CHRISTIANS.

THEY FOLLOW JESUS AND ANOTHER

ONE SAID, OH, THESE FOREIGNERS,

THEY KNEW THEY COULD HAVE

PROBLEMS WHEN THEY CAME HERE,

BUT THEY HAVE PURPOSE.

THEY HAVE A REASON TO LIVE AND A

REASON TO DIE.

THAT'S WHAT I WANT.

I HEARD THREE OF THESE MEN SAY,

YEAH, TODAY WE'RE GOING TO

FOLLOW JESUS.

WE'RE GOING TO FOLLOW THEIR WAY.

IF THAT WAS PART OF THE REASON

WHY GOD ALLOWED ME DOWN THERE,

SO BE IT.

JUST LIKE, THOSE GUARDS IN

PRISON, I LONG FOR PEOPLE TO

KNOWED TO HOW GOOD JESUS IS.

THAT HE IS RESCUE US IN THE

MIDST OF PAIN, IN THE MIDST OF

OUR SHAME AND BROKENNESS.

HE WANTS TO MEET US.

HE IS GOOD NO MATTER WHAT WE'RE

GOING THROUGH.

THAT HE LOVES US.

I FOUND OUTED INDIRECTLY THAT I

WAS UNDER TWO DEATH SENTENCES.

ONE FOR BEING ADMISSIONARY.

ONE FOR BEING A SPY.

AGAIN IN THAT PRISON I HEARD

EXECUTIONS QUITE REGULARLY.

IT WAS MY MOMENT IN THE

COURTROOM I STOOD ON THE STAND,

HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE IN THE ROOM,

VIDEO CAMERAS, JUDGES.

THEN CAME THE QUESTION -- TELL

US TODAY, SIR, WHY, WHY DID YOU

COME TO IRAN.

SOMETHING ROSE UP WITHIN ME,

YEAH.

THE POWER OF GOD.

I REMEMBER LOOKING THAT JUDGE

AND SAYING THIS -- I CAME TO

IRAN TO TELL YOU ABOUT JESUS

CHRIST.

WHEN I SAID THAT, I'M LIKE, WHAT

DID I SAY AND ALL OF THE SUDDEN

I SAID IT AGAIN AND THEN I SAID

IT AGAIN.

THEN SOMETHING STARTED TO GROW

IN MY HEART AND FOR ABOUT 20

MINUTES I JUST PREACHED THE

GOSPEL.

I TOLD EVERY ONE IN THAT

COURTROOM, I TOLD EVERY ONE WHO

COULD HEAR ME ABOUT ABOUT WHO

JESUS IS AND THEY LOVED HIM.

THEN I REALIZED SOMETHING.

I'M FREE.

I'M FREE.

SO WHAT IF THEY KILL ME.

MY LIFE IS BOUGHT BY THE BLOOD

OF JESUS.

MY HOME IS IN HEAVEN.

NO ONE CAN TAKE THAT AWAY.

I REALIZED THAT IN THE MIDST OF

DEATH ITSELF, GOD GAVE ME THE

GRACE TO STAND UP AND SPEAK THE

TRUTH AND IN DOING SO IT BROUGHT

FREEDOM IN MY HEART KNOWING THAT

THIS LIFE ISN'T IT.

THERE IS MORE AND I'M GOING HOME

ONE DAY.

NO ONE CAN TAKE THAT AWAY.

Terry: DANIEL HAS ETERNAL

LIFE BECAUSE HE KNOWS THE ONE

WHO OFFERS IT.

IT IS AVAILABLE TO YOU, TOO.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KNOW MORE

ABOUT WHAT IT MEANS TO BELONG TO

JESUS.

WHAT THE MEANS TO BE SET FREE

FROM YOUR SIGNS AND HAVE A NEW

BEGINNING, CALL THE NUMBER ON

YOUR SCREEN.

SOMEONE ON THE OTHER END OF THE

LINE HAS PRAYED THE SAME PRAYER

OF SALVATION THAT DANIEL HAS

PRAYED AND WOULD LOVE TO SHARE

WITH YOU TODAY.

SO, PLEASE CALL.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HEAR MORE

FROM DAN BAUMANN GO TO OUR

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GORDON: COMING UP --

THE C WORD, IT IS

A DEVASTATING WORD.

GORDON: HE BEAT CANCER.

BY THE TIME IT WAS OVER, I

WAS A VERY SICK, SICK MAN.

THEN THE REAL FIGHT BEGAN.

ALL OF THESE THINGS ARE JUST

COMING ONE RIGHT AFTER ANOTHER.

GORDON: ONE SURVIVOR'S

STORY ON TODAY'S "THE 700 CLUB."

Terry: WELCOME BACK TO

"THE 700 CLUB."

EGYPT'S PREGNANT, MORSY IS

SAYING THE COUNTRY'S DISPUTED

ISLAMIC CONSTITUTION ESTABLISH

AS FEW REPUBLICAN.

IT WAS JUST APPROVED BY A PUBLIC

REFERENDUM, BUT OLYMPICS

QUESTION ITS LEGITIMACY, IT WAS

PASSED WITH A LOW VOTER TURNOUT.

IT RESTRICTS FREEDOM AND IGNORES

THE RIGHTS OF WOMEN AND MINORITY

AND MORSY DISAGREES.

> GUNMAN KILLED AT LEAST FIVE

PEOPLE IN AN ATTACK ON CHRISTMAS

MORNING OUTSIDE OF A VILLAGE IN

NORTHEAST NIGERIA.

FOUR OTHERS WERE WOUNDED.

THE ATTACK HAPPENED IN A CHURCH,

BUT A STATE POLICEMAN IS SAYING

IT MAY HAVE TAKEN PLACE

ELSEWHERE IN THE VILLAGE.

NO ONE TOOK RESPONSIBLE FOR THE

ATTACK.

THE ISLAMIC GROUP IT HAS KILLED

DOZENS OF CHRISTIANS IN ATTACKS

ON CHRISTMAS.

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GORDON AND TERRY WILL BE BACK

WITH MORE OF THE "THE 700 CLUB"

AFTER THIS.

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GORDON: FOR 2 1/2 YEARS,

BOB BRUCE LIVED IN AGONY.

SOMETHING AS SIMPLE AS A SIP OF

WATER FELT LIKE A KNIFE TO HIS

THROAT.

BOB'S PAIN DIDN'T COME FROM HIS

CANCER.

IT CAME AFTER HIS TREATMENT.

THE C WORD, IT JUST, IT IS

A DEVASTATING WORD.

I MEAN, YOU KNOW, YOU'RE WHOLE

WORLD STARTS CRASHING IN.

JUST WEEKS BEFORE HE RECEIVED

THE STARTLING DIAGNOSIS, BOB

BRUCE FELT AN UNUSUAL GROWTH BY

HIS JAW LINE.

I KIND OF LOOKED UP AND THERE

WERE TWO PEA SIZED LUMPS THERE.

I THOUGHT, THOSE WERE NOT THERE

BEFORE, I DON'T REMEMBER THEM

BEFORE.

INITIALLY HE WAS NOT WORRIED.

AFTER THREE BIOPSIES, DOCTORS

SAID THE TUMORS WERE BENIGN, BUT

HE SHOULD HAVE THEM REMOVED.

THEY WERE CANCEROUS AFTER ALL.

HIS WIFE WAS IN THE WAITING ROOM

WHEN DOCTORS DELIVERED THE NEWS.

IT WAS A BIG SHOCK.

HE SAID, I'M ALMOST CERTAIN IT

IS CANCER.

IT WAS JUST OVERWHELMING WHEN

YOU GET A CANCER DIAGNOSIS WITH

WHAT TO DO.

I MEAN, WE DIDN'T HAVE A CHOICE

WHAT TO DO.

BOB REQUIRED ANOTHER SURGERY

ALMOST IMMEDIATELY.

DOCTORS REMOVED THE CANCEROUS

MASSES AND THE AFFECTED LYMPH

NODES AND SALIVA GLANDS.

TEST SHOWED THAT BOB HAD AN

EXTREMELY RARE AND FAST GROWING

CANCER OF THE SOME VERY GLANDS.

AT THE TIME OF HIS DIAGNOSIS

ONLY 31 CASES IN THE WORLD.

IT WAS SO DRAW NATICK AND

CAME SO FAST AND SO AGGRESSIVE.

IT HAD A PROFOUND IMPACT UPON

BOTH MY WIFE AND II.

BOB AND GLORIA DID THE ONLY

THING THEY COULD DO.

THEY PRAYED FOR HIS HEALING.

WE ASKED FOR PRAYER FROM

EVERY CONCEIVABLE PLACE WE KNEW

ABOUT.

WE WERE ON THE PRAYER LIST.

OUR FRIENDS, CHURCH FAMILY, "THE

700 CLUB" AND PEOPLE WERE

PRAYING FOR US.

Reporter: DOCTORS FOUGHT

THE CANCER WITH MULTIPLE SURGE

HEARS AND AGGRESSIVE RADDATION

TREATMENTS.

I HAD 35 TREATMENTS AND GOT

THROUGH SEVEN OR EIGHT THINKING

THIS IS NOT BAD AT ALL, BUT IT

IS VERY CUMULATIVE AND, BY THE

TIME IT WAS OVER, I WAS A VERY

SICK, SICK MAN.

Reporter: THE CANCER

TREATMENTS APPEARED TO BE

SUCCESSFUL, BUT THEY LEFT BOB

WITH CHRONIC PAIN AND

DISCOMFORTN'T HIS TASTE BUDS

WERE DESTROYED.

THE OPENING OF HIS THROAT WAS

REDUCED TO THE SIZE OF A PEN.

HE HAD ULCERS IN HIS MOUTH AND

THROAT.

I COULD NOT EAT ANYTHING.

AFTER ABOUT -- 400 DAYS THEN I

WAS ABLE TO TAKE SOME, LIKE

PUDDING OUR YOGURT, BUT IT FELT

LIKE I HAD A KNIFE IN MY THROAT

AND ANYTHING THAT PASSED THAT

WAS TOO EXCRUCIALATING.

SO, I WANT ON A 434 DAY FAST.

I WAS SUSTAINED BY A TUBE IN MY

STOMACH WITH 8-OUNCE CAN OF,

LIKE A BOOST, THAT IS

PRESCRIPTION, IT IS VERY

POWERFUL.

Reporter: IT BECAUSE BOB'S

GLANDS WERE REMOVED.

HE HAD TO SIT WATER CONTINUOUSLY

TO KEEP HIS MOUTH MOIST.

I HAD A COTTONMOUTH 24/7.

MY MOUTH WAS SO DRY, MY TONGUE

WOULD CLING TO THE ROOF OF MY

MOUTH.

WHEN I WOULD LIE DOWN, MY NOSE

WOULD GET CLOGGED UP.

I WOULD HAVE TO BREATHE LOW MY

MOUTH, THAT WAS NOT GOOD.

I SLEPT TWO THE THREE YEARS IN

A CHAIR SITTING UP.

IT WAS AN EXTRAORDINARY, UM,

TENSE TIME.

VERY DIFFICULT.

AS ALL OF THOSE THINGS ARE JUST

COMING, YOU KNOW, ONE RIGHT

AFTER ANOTHER.

HE NEVER GIVEN UP.

FACED -- THAT THE LORD WAS GOING

TO SEE HIM THROUGH, REGARDLESS

OF WHAT EVER THAT MEANT.

WE KNEW THAT WE KNEW THAT WE

WERE IN THE HANDS OF GOD.

IT DID NOT LESSEN ANY OF THE

PAIN.

ANY OF THE SUFFERING.

ANY OF WHAT WE HAD TO GO

THROUGH, BUT NONETHELESS, WE HAD

A PEACE AND THAT PEACE WAS

BEYOND UNDERSTANDING.

Reporter: AFTER 2 1/2

YEARS OF PAIN AND SUFFERING, BOB

WAS IN FOR A SURPRISE.

WE WERE WORSHIPING AND --

WHILE IN WORSHIP I FELT THE

PRESENCE OF GOD COME OVER ME.

LIKE I SAID, I KNOW THE PRESENCE

OF GOD, BUT NEVER LIKE THIS.

I KNEW THAT I WAS BEING

MIRACULOUS TOUCH.

BECAUSE FOR THE FIRST TIME I HAD

SALIVA COME INTO MY MOUTH.

WHERE THERE WERE NO SALIVA

GLANDS.

I HAD A -- RESTRUCKATIVE MIRACLE

GOING ON MY LIFE.

I COULD FEEL THE SALIVA FOR THE

FIRST TIME.

IT IS JUST THERE.

WHEN BOB TOLD ME THE SALIVA

WAS PRESENT, YOU KNOW, AS WE

WERE SITTING THERE IN CHURCH, I

KNEW THAT IT HAD TO BE A

MIRACLE.

WE HAD NO IDEA HOW THIS COULD

BE POSSIBLE.

EXCEPT THAT GOD HAD DONE SOME

SORT OF CREATIVE MIRACLE.

SO, WE JUST PRAISED THE LORD

TOGETHER.

AND THEN BOB'S ULCERS

DISAPPEARED.

HIS TASTE BUDS WERE RESTORED.

HE WAS ABLE TO SWALLOW.

I COULD START EATING ANYTHING

AND EVERYTHING WITH NO

RESTRICTIONS.

I WAS LIKE A KID IN A CANDY

STORE.

BAUD'S DOCTOR WAS NOW ABLE TO

STRETCH HIS ESOPHAGUS, CLOSE

TOOTED ORANGE SIZE.

THOUGH HE CAN'T TAKE CREDIT FOR

THE NEW SALIVARY GLANDS.

I KNOW OF ANYONE THAT, WE

DON'T KNOW -- IF THE SALIVARY

GLANDS COULD REGAIN THEIR

FUNCTIONS.

HE DOES HAVE FUNCTION.

SO, MEDICALLY WE CANNOT EXPLAIN

THAT.

Reporter: BOB HAS BEEN

CANCER FREE FOR TEN YEARS AND IS

STILL PRAISING GOD FOR THE POWER

OF PRAYER.

I JUST WANTED TO COMMUTE WITH

THE LORD.

THANK HIM.

KNOW THAT -- THAT HE DID IT.

NO ONE ELSE EVER DID IT.

THROUGH HIM BE THE GLORY.

GORDON: SEEN A LOT OF

MIRACLE STORIES.

THAT ONE JUST BRINGS TEARS TO MY

EYES.

CAN YOU IMAGINE WHAT BOB WENT

THROUGH?

HOW LONG HE WENT THROUGH IT.

I WAS THINKING, COULD I DO THAT?

COULD I HOLD ON TO THE PEACE OF

GOD THROUGH ULCERS IN MY MOUTH.

THROUGH THE INABILITY TO EVEN

SWALLOW?

EVEN WATER WOULD FEEL LIKE A

KNIFE IN MY THROAT.

WOULD I HOLD ONTO MY JOY?

WOULD I STILL BE ABLE TO BE IN

CHURCH, RAISING MY HANDS AND

PRAISING GOD?

BOB FOUND ONE OF THE GREAT

SECRETS.

THAT IT IS WHEN WE HAVE PRAYER

WITH THANKSGIVING, WITH

THANKSGIVING, THAT'S WHEN WE

PRAISE HIM, EVERYTHING THAT HAS

BREATH, PRAISE THE LORD.

WHEN WE DO THAT, THEN THE

PRESENCE COMES.

HE'S ENTHRONED IN OUR PRAISE.

HE IS ENTHRONED IN IT.

WHEN WE HAVE HIM, ENTHRONED

WELL, THEN YOU HAVE ALL OF THE

MIRACLE POWER YOU NEED.

NOW SOMETIMES WITH CHRONIC

DISEASE, IT IS VERY COMMON, I'M

NOT TRYING TO CONDEMN ANYBODY OR

BLAME ANYBODY, WE TEND TO TAKE

IT OUT ON GOD.

THEN WE START ASKING EVEN THE

SIMPLE QUESTION WHY?

GOD.

EVEN THAT QUESTION, WE HAVE TO

RECOGNIZE IS ARGUMENTATIVE.

STARTS TO SAY, CAN I REALLY

TRUST YOU?

INSTEAD OF RELYING ON THE SOURCE

OF HEALING AND THE SOURCE OF

DELIVERANCE, WE START TO

QUESTION.

WE START TO SEPARATE OURSELVES.

WELL, PRAISE.

IN THE MIDST OF DIFFICULTY,

PRAISE LIKE PAUL, WHEN YOU ARE

IN JAIL AND YOUR FEET ARE BOUND

BY STOCKS AND IT IS LOOKING

REALLY BAD, THEY START

SINGING -- THEN THE EARTHQUAKE

CAME.

NOW WHAT MIRACLE DO YOU NEED?

WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN CRYING OUT?

WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN QUESTIONS GOD

ABOUT?

WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN SAYING?

GOD, WHY DID YOU PUT ME HERE?

CAN YOU FROM THAT PLACE SAY, ALL

RIGHT, I'LL PRAISE YOU, I'LL

PRAISE YOU, I'LL ENTHROWN YOU IN

PRAISE.

THEN YOU CAN SEE INCREDIBLE

MIRACLES.

NOW YOU'RE GOING TO PRAY.

BEFORE, BEFORE WE PRAY, WE WANT

TO ENCOURAGE YOU, SOME OTHER

PEOPLE JUST LIKE BOB WHO HAD

MIRACLES HAPPEN TO THEM AND

STARTED THINKING IT CAN HAPPEN

TO ME.

IT CAN HAPPEN TO ME.

GOD LOVES ME.

HE WANTS TO HEAL ME.

HE WANTS TO BRING DELIVERANCE TO

ME.

THESE THOUGHTS LEAD TO THAT.

LEAD TO THAT MOMENT OF FAITH.

YOU CAN PRAY FOR YEARS, BUT IT

IS THAT MOMENT OF FAITH WHEN,

WHEN YOU BELIEVE FOR A MOMENT

THEN IT HAPPENS.

HERE'S ONE, IT IS MARTHA -- FROM

TEXAS.

SHE HAD PROBLEMS IN HER RIGHT

EYE FOR TWO YEARS.

HER EYE WAS RED, SHE WOULD LOSE

HER SIGHT AT TIMES.

SHE WAS NOT A CHRISTIAN.

ISN'T THAT GREAT.

GOD LOVES EVEN NON CHRISTIANS.

THAT IS GREAT.

HE LUSKS YOU.

ONE DAY HER SISTER PERSUADED

HERE TO WATCH "THE 700 CLUB."

DURING THE "THE 700 CLUB," TERRY

HAD A KNOWLEDGE.

YOU HAVE A LEAKING BLOOD VESSEL

IN THE BACK OF YOUR EYE AND LOST

VISION FROM IT.

MARTHA'S SISTER LOOKS AT HER AND

SAID THAT IS YOU.

WITHIN 5 MINUTES ALL OF THE

REDNESS WAS GONE FROM HER

EYEBALL AND SHE COULD SEE

CLEARLY.

BECAUSE OF THE MIRACLE MARTHA

WENT TO CHURCH, IMAGINE THAT,

THE FOLLOWING SUNDAY AND BECAME

A BELIEVER.

Terry: AMEN, THIS IS

AWESOME.

THIS IS MICHELLE FROM NEW YORK.

SHE SUFFERED FROM TERRIBLE PAIN

IN BOTH OF HER KNEES.

IT WAS DIFFICULT TO WALK BECAUSE

OF THE SHOOTING PAIN IN HER

LEGS.

SHE LIVED WITH THIS FOR TWO

YEARS.

ONE DAY SHE WAS WATCHING THE

PROGRAM.

HEARD GORDON GIVE A WORD OF

KNOWLEDGE.

YOU HAVE PROBLEMS WITH PAIN IN

BOTH KNEES AND SHOOTING PAGES

GOING DOWN YOUR LEGS.

GOD IS HEALING YOU RIGHT NOW.

SHE RUBBED HER KNEES AND FOR THE

FIRST TIME IN TWO YEARS MICHELLE

IS ABLE TO WALK WITHOUT ANY PAIN

AT ALL.

GORDON: THAT CAN HAPPEN TO

YOU, THAT CAN HAPPEN TO YOU.

JUST BELIEVE AND PRAISE HIM FOR

WHAT HE HAS DONE.

REALIZE THAT THE VERY BREATH YOU

HAVE IS A MIRACLE.

THE FACT THAT YOU CAN HEAR MY

VOICE AND UNDERSTAND WORDS IS

A MIRACLE.

MIRACLES ARE HAPPENING ALL

AROUND US ALL OF THE TIME.

ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS REACH OUT

AND GRAB IT.

JESUS ANNOUNCED THE GOOD NEWS.

THE TIME IS FULFILLED.

THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS AT HAND.

CHANGE YOUR THINKING.

BELIEVE THE GOOD NEWS.

NOW, IF THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS

THAT HAND.

THAT MEANS THAT YOU CAN REACH

RIGHT UP AND GET IT.

SO, DO THAT.

DO WHAT BOB DID.

HE REACHED RIGHT UP.

HE RAISED HIS HAND.

HE BEGAN TO PRAISE GOD FOR WHAT

HHE HAS DONE.

FOR THE BREATH THAT HE HAS.

FOR THE TIME THAT HE HAS.

THEN JESUS CAME.

HEALED HIM.

HE'LL DO THAT FOR YOU.

HE'LL CREATE NEW SALIVA GLANDS.

HE'LL CREATE WHATEVER YOU NEED

AND BE THERE FOR YOU.

RIGHT NOW LET'S PRAY.

LORD JESUS WE JUST COME TO YOU.

WE PRAISE YOU.

WE PRAISE YOU FOR WHAT YOU DID.

THAT YOU CAME.

YOU WERE BORN IN A MANAGER.

YOU LIVED IN TIME -- YOU WERE

SUBJECTED TO ALL OF THE THINGS

THAT WE'RE SUBJECTED TO.

YOU WERE ALWAYS TEMPTED AS WE

ARE.

YET YOU WERE OBEDIENT AND

OBEDIENT EVEN TO THE POINT OF

THE CROSS.

WHERE SOLDIERS TOOK YOU AND BEAT

YOU.

BECAUSE BY YOUR STRIPES, WE ARE

HEALED.

YOU DID IT ALL BECAUSE YOU LOVED

US.

YOU LOVED US SO MUCH THAT YOU

GAVE YOUR LIFE AS A RANSOM.

SO, JESUS RIGHT NOW, WE PRAISE

YOU FOR WHAT YOU'VE DONE.

THAT YOU'RE TAKEN AWAY SIN AND

DEATH.

THAT YOU'VE TAKEN AWAY OUR

ILLNESS.

THAT YOU HAVE BORN OUR PAIN AND

OUR INFIRMITY.

IF YOU BORE IT, IF YOU TOOK IT,

WE DON'T HAVE TO BEAR IT

ANYMORE.

WE DON'T HAVE TO TAKE IT

ANYMORE.

SO NOW WE LOOK TO YOU, THE

AUTHOR AND THE FINISHER OF OUR

FAITH AND WE SPEAK OUT LOUD TO

THESE BODIES NOW IN JESUS MIGHTY

NAME BE HEALED.

BE MADE WHOLE.

LORD, I ASK NOW THAT YOU'RE

PRESENCE WOULD JUST COME TO

PEOPLE.

THAT THEY WOULD SENSE YOU IN

THEM, ALL AROUND THEM, ABOVE

THEM, UNDER THEM, IN FRONT OF

THEM, BEHIND THEM.

LET THEM KNOW THAT IN YOU WE

LIVE AND MOVE AND HAVE OUR

BEING.

BE HEALED NOW.

IN JESUS' NAME.

SOMEONE YOUR LUNGS ARE JUST

OPENED.

YOU ARE HAVING DIFFICULTY

BREATHING AND JUST TAKE A DEEP

BREATH NOW AND REALIZE THAT YOUR

LUNGS ARE OPENED.

SOMEONE ELSE, YOU HAVE BEEN IN

AN ACCIDENT AND SHATTERED YOUR

RIGHT SHIN AND CAUSED DAMAGE TO

YOUR KNEE.

GOD IS HEALING YOU RIGHT NOW.

WHAT YOU COULDN'T DO BEFORE,

JUST DO NOW, BEGIN TO GET UP AND

MOVE THAT KNEE.

REALIZE THAT PAIN IS GONE AND,

AND LITERALLY THINGS HAVE BEEN

CREATED AGAIN IN YOUR SUNSHINE.

GOD IS DOING A TREMENDOUS

MIRACLE FOR YOU RIGHT NOW.

IN JESUS' NAME.

TERRY.

Terry: THERE IS SOMETHING

THAT HAS BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH

CARDIOPULMONARY DISEASE.

YOU HAD IT FOR SOME TIME, BUT IT

IS GETTING WORSE.

YOU FEEL THAT RESTRICTION WHEN

YOU TRY TO BREATHE.

RIGHT NOW GOD IS OPENING THAT UP

FOR YOU.

YOU CAN BREATH FREELY NO MORE

STRESS OR TENSION WITH THAT.

SOMEONE ELSE HAS A EAR ISSUE.

YOU HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO HEAR

OUT OF YOUR RIGHT HEAR.

THAT IS OPENING UP.

YOU'RE GOING TO HEAR A FUNNY

CRINKLING CRACKLING SOUND IN

YOUR EAR AS GOD RESTORES THAT.

SOMEONE ELSE HAS A TUMOR

BEHIND YOU WRITE EAR.

IT IS VERY UNUSUAL, GOD IS

DISSOLVING THAT AND TAKING IT

AWAY.

I DON'T KNOW IF IT IS JUST

A SYSTEM -- CYST, BUT GOD KNOWS

HE IS DOING IT RIGHT NOW.

IT IS SHRINKING NOW AND LEAVING

YOU NOW.

SOMEONE ELSE, YOU HAVE A NECK

PROBLEM AND YOU, YOU -- HAD SOME

KIND OF SURGERY AND IT IS JUST

LEFT YOU SCARED AND, AND, YOU

HAVE DIFFICULTY SWALLOWING AND

SAY, PLEASE SAY THAT.

GOD IS RESTORING THAT TO YOU

RIGHT NOW, IN JESUS' NAME BE

HEALED.

THERE SAME WITH AN ALIGNMENT

DOWN YOUR SPINE.

SOMEONE YOU HAD SURGERY RIGHT

BELOW YOUR BRAIN STEM, GOD IS

HEALING THAT FOR YOU RIGHT NOW

IN JESUS' NAME.

SOMEONE ELSE WITH THYROID

CANCER AND, AND -- YOUR FACING

SURGERY.

YOU'RE WONDERING -- YOU'RE

SCARED OF IT.

GOD IS HEALING THE THYROID NOW.

GET IT TESTED AGAIN AND SEE WHAT

GOD HAS DONE FOR YOU.

NOW, LORD, FOR ALL OF -- THOSE

WATCHING RIGH RIGHT NOW, WE CLAIM

YOUR MARVELOUS WORD THAT YOU

FORGIVEURSE AND HEAL ALL OF OUR

DISEASE.

SO WE RECEIVE YOU.

WE RECEIVE FORGIVINGNESS AND WE

RECEIVE HEALING NOW.

IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

AMEN.

IF YOU HAVE BEEN TOUCHED BY

GOD, WE WANT TO SHARE YOUR GOOD

REPORT.

SO, GIVES US A PHONE CALL.

THE PHONE CALL IS FREE.

JUST A REMINDER WE'RE HERE FOR

YOU.

WE WENT TO PRAY FOR YOU.

WE ACTUALLY CONSIDER IT AN HONOR

TO PRAY WITH YOU.

IT IS ALWAYS AVAILABLE.

IT IS ALWAYS ON.

SO, CALL US.

UM AND JUST REALIZE THAT, YOU

KNOW, GOD IS ALWAYS WITH YOU.

SOMETIMES HEALING IS

PROGRESSIVE.

SOMETIMES IT IS INSTANTANEOUS.

THERE ARE PLENTY OF EXAMPLES OF

THAT IN THE BIBLE.

WHERE JESUS HEALED A BLIND MAN.

IT TOOK HIM THREE TIMES TO PRAY

FOR HIM BEFORE HE GOT HIS SIGHT

BACK.

WHEN THE LEPERS WERE HEALED.

THEY WERE HOT HEALED IN FRONT OF

JESUS.

THEY WERE HEALED AS THEY WENT.

SO, THEY LEFT AS THEY WALKED

AWAY THEY WERE HEALED.

KEEP IN MIND THIS, THIS PARABLE

OF PRAYER IS THE PERSISTENT

PRAYER THAT GETS AN ANSWER.

IT IS THAT CONTINUAL KNOCKING.

BECAUSE YOU KNOW THAT THE HEALER

IS THERE.

YOU KNOW THAT HE LOVES YOU.

IT IS THAT PERSISTENT PRAYER

THAT GETS ANSWERED.

WE LEAVE YOU TODAY WITH THE

WORDS FROM LUKE 11.

FOR EVERYONE THAT ASKS RECEIVES.

FOR ALL OF US, GOD BLESS YOU.

WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN.

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