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The 700 Club - January 17, 2013

Frank and Dawn were filled with anxiety about their debt and finances. Having no way out, Frank found an answer that brought peace and prosperity to their household. It can bring the same to you. Read Transcript


Gordon: WELCOME TO "THE

700 CLUB."

PRESIDENT OBAMA'S PLANS FOR

GUN CONTROL WILL FACE AN

UPHILL BATTLE ON CAPITOL

HILL, FROM BOTH SIDES OF THE

AISLE.

Terry: EVEN SOME STATE

GOVERNORS ARE TAKING A STAND

AGAINST THE PRESIDENT'S

PROPOSALS.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM HAS THE

STORY.

Reporter: PRESIDENT

OBAMA SAYS HIS SWEEPING NEW

GUN CONTROL PLAN WILL KEEP

AMERICA'S CHILDREN SAFE, AND

HE KICKED IT OFF BY SIGNING

23 NEW EXECUTIVE ACTIONS.

President Obama: WE

WILL MAKE IT EASIER TO KEEP

GUNS OUT OF THE HANDS OF

CRIMINALS BY STRENGTHENING

THE BACKGROUND CHECK

SYSTEM.

WE WILL HELP SCHOOLS HIRE

MORE RESOURCE OFFICERS IF

THEY WANT THEM.

Reporter: CRITICS SAY

IT ALL AMOUNTS TO AN ASSAULT

ON THE SECOND AMENDMENT.

IN A STATEMENT, THE CHAIRMAN

OF THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL

COMMITTEE SAID, "PRESIDENT

BARACK OBAMA'S SERS OF GUN

CONTROL RULES AMOUNT TO AN

EXECUTIVE POWER GRAB, BUT

WILL NOT SOLVE THE

PROBLEM."

THE GOVERNOR OF MISSISSIPPI

SAYS HE WANTS HIS STATE TO

RESIST ANY PRESIDENTIAL

ORDER THAT MIGHT RESTRICT

GUN RIGHTS.

TO USE THIS TRAGEDY

SOMEHOW IS TO SAY WE NEED

GREAT REFORMS.

IT IS THE WRONG THING TO

DO.

WHAT WE'RE PREPARED TO DO

IS ENSURE THAT

CONSTITUTIONAL GUARANTEES

ARE NOT STRIPPED AWAY

BECAUSE OF POLITICAL

OVERREACTION.

Reporter: IN OREGON, A

SHERIFF SAYS HE WON'T

ENFORCE ANY GUN LAW HE

BELIEVES IS

UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

WE CAN'T LET, NO MATTER

HOW TRAGIC AND HEINOUS THE

CRIMES ARE, OF A VERY FEW

PEOPLE, DICTATE WHAT TURNS

INTO FEDERAL REGULATIONS AND

LAWS THAT INFRINGE UPON THE

CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS OF

HONEST AMERICA'S.

ROBE KEN CHAVINSKI IS AUTHOR

OF THE BLUE BOOK.

HE SAYS STATE AND LOCAL

GOVERNMENT ARE WITHIN THEIR

RIGHTS TO REFUSE TO ENFORCE

EXECUTIVE ORDERS FROM THE

PRESIDENT.

EXECUTIVE ORDERS DO NOT

APPLY TO PRIVATE CITIZENS,

PRIVATE COMPANIES, NOR DO

THEY APPLY TO STATE

GOVERNMENTS OR LOCAL

GOVERNMENTS, LIKE SHERIFFS,

OR A STATE ATTORNEY-GENERAL

OR WHATNOT.

THE PRESIDENT HAS NO SUCH

AUTHORITY.

Reporter: EPHRAIM

GRAHAM, CBN NEWS.

Gordon: THERE IS

ANOTHER IMPORTANT FACTOR

BEHIND THE ISSUE OF GUN

VIOLENCE, AND IT ISN'T

GETTING MUCH TEAPTION IN

ATTENTION IN WASHINGTON.

LEE WEBB HAS THAT STORY.

Lee: THE PRESIDENT

DIDN'T TALK ABOUT THE

ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY AND

GUN VIOLENCE.

BUT THE ENTERTAINMENT

INDUSTRY WON'T BE EXEMPT

FROM THE CONVERSATION.

ONE OF THE PRESIDENT'S 23

EXECUTIVE MEASURES CALLS ON

THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE

CONTROL AND PREVENTION, AND

OTHER AGENCIES, TO RESEARCH

THE CAUSES AND PREVENTION OF

GUN VIOLENCE.

SPECIFICALLY THE

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN VIDEO

GAMES AND MEDIA TO

VIOLENCE.

THE PRESIDENT IS CALLING ON

CONGRESS TO PROVIDE

$10 MILLION FOR THAT

RESEARCH.

THE PASTOROF THE EPISCOPAL

CHURCH CLOSEST TO THE WHITE

HOUSE WILL GIVE THE

BENEDICTION.

HE REPLACES LOUIE GIGLIO,

WHO PULLED OUT OVER

CRITICISM OF THE SERMON HE

GAVE IN THE 1990S ABOUT

HOMOSEXUALITY.

IN THATSERMON, HE WAS

CRITICAL OF THE GAY RIGHTS

MOVEMENT.

A SPOKESPERSONFOR THE

PRESIDENTSAYS THE PERSON

CHOSENTO PRAY WILL EXPRESS

THEEPISCOPAL BELIEFS.

ECONOMIC GROWTH PICKEDUP

LASTMONTH.

CHRISTMAS SALES GAVE ITA

BOOST.

THE FEDERAL RESERVE SAYS THE

ECONOMY IS STILL GROWING AT

A MODESTPACE, NOT ENOUGH,

REALLY, TO HELP IMPROVE THE

JOB MARKET.

THE FEDERAL REPORT SHOWED

HOME PRICES RISING ACROSS

THE COUNTRY.

SOME ANALYSTS BELIEVE THAT

THE HOUSING INDUSTRY IS

FINALLY REBOUNDING.

THEY SAY THAT COULD BE A

BRIGHT SPOT.

OVER ALL, ECONOMISTS EXPECT

GROWTH TO BE ROUGHLY THE

SAME THIS YEAR AS IT WAS

LAST.

GORDON?

Gordon: THIS IS SOME

REALLY GOOD NEWS, ESPECIALLY

CONSIDERING HURRICANE SANDY

PROBABLY TOOK A FEW DECIMAL

POINTS AWAY FROM GROWTH.

AND TO SEE THIS KIND OF

ENCOURAGING NEWS,

PARTICULARLY FOR THE HOUSING

MARK, IS WONDERFUL NEWS.

WE'LL BE BACK WITH MORE OF

"THE 700 CLUB" RIGHT AFTER

THIS.

Gordon: FRANK AND DAWN

MATTHEWS LOVED TO SPEND

MONEY.

THE O ONLY RULE THEY HAD

WAS, IF YOU WANT IT, BUY

IT.

IT WAS A RULE THEY LIVED BY

UNTIL THE ECONOMY FELL AND

THEIR BUSINESS HIT ROCK

BOTTOM.

Reporter: FRANK AND

DAWN RUN A SUCCESSFUL SEED

COMPANY IN VIRGINIA.

THEY BID ON CONTRACTS AND

OFTEN GET THEM.

BUT THE MATTHEWS ADMIT, WHEN

THEY FIRST STARTED SEEING

GREEN, THEY WERE FOOLISH

ABOUT SPENDING MONEY.

THINGS WE WANTED TO DO,

WE JUST WENT OUT AND DID

IT.

WE WERE BUYING CARS,

TAKING TRIPS, JUST SPENDING

MONEY LIKE IT WAS ENDLESS.

Reporter: BUT WHEN THE

ECONOMY TOOK A DOWNTURN, JOB

CONTRACTS WERE SCARCE.

WE WERE BEGINNING TO GET

BEHIND.

SOME BILLS, TWO MONTHS

HELPED.

MONTHS BEHIND.

SOME BILLS, THREE MONTHS

BEHIND.

THE BILLS WERE COMING IN,

AND THE WASN'T MONEY.

I WAS GRIPPED WITH FEAR.

Reporter: THEY HAD

LOANS AND BACK TAXES, ALL

TOTALING $400,000 IN DEBT.

LIFE BECAME DIFFICULT.

I WAS NOT SLEEPING.

I WAS IN FEAR.

I WAS STRESSED, AND I WAS

REALLY STRUGGLING WITH IT,

JUST GETTING OUT OF BED

EVERY DAY.

FACING THE JOB, FACING WORK,

FACING MY FAMILY.

I JUST FELT LIKE A FAILURE.

Reporter: FRANK PRAYED

AND ASKED GOD WHAT WAS

WRONG.

HE SAYS HE FELT GOD WAS

TELLING HIM HIS PRIORITIES

WERE OUT OF LINE.

I JUST KNEW THAT THE LORD

WANTED ME TO REPENT.

AND I JUST SAID, GOD, I WANT

TO LIVE FOR YOU.

AND I FELT HIS SPIRIT, AND

GOD RESTORED MY LIFE THAT

DAY.

Reporter: FRANK PRAYED

FOR GUIDANCE.

AT THE SAME TIME, DAWN

STARTED WATCHING "THE 700

CLUB."

WE ALWAYS RESPECTED PAT

AND HIS WISDOM, AND HE WOULD

TEACH ABOUT TITHING.

AND I KNEW THAT WAS

SOMETHING THAT WE SHOULD BE

DOING, AND THAT WE WERE OUT

OF GOD'S WILL.

Reporter: THEY NOT ONLY

BEGAN TITHING TO CBN, THEY

ALSO CUT UP THEIR CREDIT

CARDS.

AND THE MATTHEWS STARTED TO

SEE A CHANGE.

WORK STARTED PICKING UP,

AND CHECKS WERE COMING IN

THAT WE DIDN'T EXPECT TO

COME IN.

THE PHONE WAS RINGING.

PEOPLE WERE CALLING ME ON

JOBS THAT WE QUOTED IN THE

PAST AND SAYING, HEY, I'VE

GOT THIS JOB FOR YOU.

COME OUT AND START

IMMEDIATELY.

OUR LIFE WAS STARTING TO GET

EXCITING AGAIN.

Reporter: DAWN AND

FRANK DECIDED TO GIVE OVER

AND ABOVE THEIR TITHE.

SIX MONTHS AFTER THEY

INCREASED THEIR GIVING, THE

MATTHEWS LANDED THEIR

LARGEST SEEDING CONTRACT

EVER, NEARLY $1.5 MILLION

WITH THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT

OF TRANSPORTATION, LAYING

SEED ON THE SIDES OF

INTERSTATES.

WE WERE SO EXCITED.

WE JUMPED UP AND DOWN.

PRAISE GOD, WE GOT A CHANCE

AT LIFE AGAIN.

AND WE WERE BEING OBEDIENT,

AND GOD WAS BLESSING THAT.

AND WE JUST WANTED TO DO

MORE AND MORE AND MORE.

Reporter: AND THE

BLESSINGS GOT EVEN BIGGER.

THE VIRGINIA TRANSPORTATION

DEPARTMENT EXTENDED THEIR

CONTRACT TO $7 MILLION.

THAT'S QUADRUPLE THE REVENUE

SINCE THEY STARTED TITHING

IN 2009, AND THE MATTHEWS

HAD PAID OFF ALL THEIR

DEBT.

IF YOU'RE STRUGGLING WITH

YOUR LIFE AND YOUR FINANCES,

OR YOU JUST DON'T SEE A WAY

OUT, I WOULD JUST ENCOURAGE

YOU TO BECOME OBEDIENT TO

THE LORD AND START TITHING.

WHEN WE'RE OBEDIENT, HE IS

GOING TO BLESS US WITH

THAT.

Gordon: FRANK AND DAWN,

THEY TURNED THEIR LIVES

AROUND.

THE FIRST THING THEY HAD TO

DO, THOUGH, WAS GET THEIR

SPENDING UNDER CONTROL.

TO BE ABLE TO LIVE WITHIN

THEIR MEANS.

AND THEY DID WHAT WE JOKING

WHAT WE REFER TO AS A LITTLE

PLASTIC SURGERY.

THEY TOOK OUT SOME SCISSORS

AND STARTED CUTTING UP THOSE

CREDIT CARDS.

BECAUSE IF YOU GET INTO

CONSUMER DEBT, ALL YOU'RE

DOING IS SPENDING MONEY THAT

YOU DON'T HAVE, AND ADDING

AN INTEREST PAYMENT ON TOP

OF IT THAT WILL DRAG YOUR

WHOLE FINANCIAL PICTURE

DOWN.

AND SOME OF US NEED TO JUST

SAY, OKAY, IF WE DON'T HAVE

THE DISCIPLINE TO STOP IT,

WE DO HAVE THE DISCIPLINE TO

TAKE OUT A PAIR OF SCISSORS

AND CUT THOSE CREDIT CARDS

IN TWO SO THAT YOU'RE NOT

HAVING A LEAKY BUCKET.

YOU'RE ABLE TO BRING YOUR

FINANCIAL PICTURE INTO SHARP

FOCUS, TO SAY I'M GOING TO

LIVE WITHIN MY MEANS.

IF I DON'T HAVE THE CASH FOR

IT, I'M NOT GOING TO BUY

IT.

THE SECOND THING THEY DID

IS, WE NEED TO GET WITHIN

THE WILL OF GOD.

WE NEED TO STOP LIVING FOR

OURSELVES AND STOP REALIZING

WE NEED TO LIVE FOR GOD.

AND PART OF THAT IS THE

TITHE.

HERE IS THE SCRIPTURE FROM

MALACHI 3: "BRING ALL OF THE

TITHES INTO THE STOREHOUSE,

THAT THERE MAY BE FOOD IN MY

HOUSE, AND PROVE ME NOW IN

THIS, SAYS THE LORD OF

HOSTS, IF I WILL NOT OPEN

FOR YOU THE WINDOWS OF

HEAVEN AND POUR OUT A

BLESSING THAT THERE WILL NOT

BE ROOM ENOUGH TO RECEIVE

IT."

FRANK AND DAWN STARTED DOING

THAT, AND YOU CAN START

DOING THAT, TOO.

AND AS A RESULT OF THAT,

THEY COMPLETELY TURNED THEIR

FINANCIAL PICTURE AROUND.

THEY STARTED GETTING THE

BLESSINGS THAT COME FROM

TITHING.

THEY HAD OPEN WINDOWS ABOVE

THEM IN HEAVEN, AND GOD

STARTED BLESSING THEM.

SO MUCH SO THAT THEY

COULDN'T CONTAIN IT.

AND YOU HEARD DAWN, WE GOT

OUR LIFE BACK.

THAT CAN HAPPEN TO YOU.

RUSSELL FOX HAS A BEAUTIFUL

HOME, A GREAT SALARY, AND IS

EVEN THINKING OF RETIRING.

BUT NOT LONG AGO, RUSSELL

WAS WORKING FOR $10 AN HOUR

AND WONDERING HOW HE WOULD

PAY HIS BILLS.

Reporter: RUSSELL FOX

OF ARLINGTON, TEXAS, HAS

ALWAYS BEEN COMMITTED TO HIS

FAMILY.

BEFORE HIS MOTHER DIED, HE

MOVED HOME TO BE HER SOUL

CARETAKER.

I WAS JUST RAISED THAT

WAY.

RESPECT YOUR MOM AND DAD.

Reporter: RUSSELL

COOKED AND CLEANED FOR HIS

MOM AND PAID HER BILLS UNTIL

HE LOST HIS JOB.

I COULD NOT MEET HER

DOCTOR BILLS.

IT WAS EITHER FOOD OR

SHELTER OR MEDICATION.

Reporter: HE WAS

WILLING TO WORK TWO OR THREE

JOBS TO MAKE ENDS MEET.

BUT FOR A WHILE, HE COULDN'T

EVEN LAND ONE.

AND HE DRAINED HIS

RETIREMENT FUND.

FINALLY HE FOUND A POSITION

AS A SECURITY GUARD, BUT IT

ONLY BROUGHT IN $10 AN

HOUR.

I FELT LIKE A FAILURE.

AND I WAS MAD ALL OF THE

TIME.

I JUST FELT TERRIBLE, AS LOW

AS YOU CAN GO.

Reporter: THEN ONE DAY,

WHILE HE WAS DRIVING,

RUSSELL HEARD A VOICE.

IT WAS JUST LIKE A STILL

VOICE THAT JUST TOLD ME,

DON'T GIVE UP.

Reporter: HE REALIZED

THAT EVEN THOUGH HE HAD BEEN

HELPING HIS MOTHER FOR

YEARS, HE HADN'T BEEN

TRUSTING GOD, ESPECIALLY

WITH HIS FINANCES.

I LOST EVERYTHING BECAUSE

I PUT GOD ON THE BACK

BURNER.

I WANTED TO GET OUT OF THE

SLUMPS.

HOW IS THE BEST WAY TO GET

OUT?

TITHE.

Reporter: RUSSELL

TITHED ON HIS $10 AN HOUR

JOB, AND WAS CONFIDENT GOD

WOULD PROVIDE.

HE EVEN TOLD A CO-WORKER.

I STOOD UP AND LOOKED HIM

RIGHT SQUARE IN THE FACE,

AND I SAID, GOD WILL SUPPLY

ALL OF MY NEEDS, ACCORDING

TO HIS RICHES AND POOR.

YOU WAIT AND SEE.

SIX DAYS LATER, I GET AN

INTERVIEW.

Reporter: AND SIX DAYS

AFTER THAT, RUSSELL STARTED

A NEW JOB, MAKING OVER

$60,000 A YEAR.

TODAY HE CONSISTENTLY TITHES

AND HAS BECOME A CBN

PARTNER.

HE BUILT HIS 401K ACCOUNT

BACK UP, AND IS EVEN

THINKING OF RETIRING SOON.

I LIKE TO GIVE NOW.

IF YOU WANT FINANCIAL

FREEDOM, TEST THE LORD, PAY

YOUR TITHES.

HE WILL TAKE YOU AS FAR AS

YOU WANT TO GO, AS LONG AS

YOUR OBEDIENT TO HIM.

TRUST ME, I TESTED HIM, AND

HE CAME THROUGH WITH FLYING

COLORS.

Gordon: YOU CAN TEST

HIM, AND HE'LL COME

THROUGH.

IT'S THE ONLY TIME IN THE

BIBLE WHERE WE GET TO TEST

GOD, IS IN OUR TITHES AND

OFFERINGS.

AND HERE IS THE PROMISE THAT

YOU WALK INTO WHEN YOU SAY

I'M GOING TO RELY ON GOD.

IT IS MATTHEW 6: 31-33:

"DON'T WORRY ABOUT HAVING

ENOUGH FOOD OR DRINK OR

CLOTHING."

AND RUSSELL WAS VERY WORRIED

ABOUT THAT BECAUSE HE DIDN'T

HAVE ENOUGH MONEY FOR FOOD

AND SHELTER AND MEDICINE.

"THE PROMISE IS YOUR

HEAVENLY FATHER ALREADY

KNOWS ALL OF YOUR NEEDS.

AND HE WILL GIVE YOU ALL YOU

NEED FROM DAY TO DAY IF," --

AND THIS IS CONDITIONAL --

"IF YOU LIVE FOR HIM AND

MAKE THE KINGDOM OF GOD YOUR

PRIMARY CONCERN."

RUSSELL TURNED HIS LIFE

AROUND BY MAKING GOD HIS

PRIMARY CONCERN, AND SAID,

I'M GOING TO BE OBEDIENT TO

GOD AND WHAT HE TELLS ME TO

DO, AND ALL THESE OTHER

THINGS ARE GOING TO HAPPEN.

GOD IS GOING TO TAKE CARE OF

ME, YOU WATCH AND SEE.

AND IT HAPPENED FOR HIM AND

IT COULD HAPPEN FOR YOU.

IF I COULD GET A DRUMROLL,

I'VE GOT GREAT NEWS, SOME

PARTNERS OF CBN, JUST LIKE

RUSSELL, WANT TO CHALLENGE

PEOPLE TO LIVE.

THEY SAY WE LOVE GIVING, AND

A LIFE OF GENEROSITY, AND

FOR THE NEXT 30 MINUTES,

THEY'LL MATCH YOUR GIFTS, UP

TO AND INCLUDING $75,000.

LORD, WE ASK FOR YOUR

BLESSING OVER THE PARTNERS

WHO MADE IT POSSIBLE TO GIVE

THIS CHALLENGE.

WE ASK FOR WINDOWS IN HEAVEN

TO BE OPEN, AND BLESSINGS

WOULD BE POURED OUT INTO

THEIR LIVES, SO MUCH SO THAT

THEY CAN'T CONTAIN THEM.

AND FOR THOSE WATCHING,

MAKING DECISIONS TODAY, BE

WITH THEM, BLESS THEM,

ENCOURAGE THEM, FOR WE ASK

IT ALL IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

$75,000.

30 MINUTES ON THE CLOCK.

A CHALLENGE MEANS EXISTING

PARTNERS LIKE GIVING SO MUCH

THEY WANT TO MATCH YOUR

DONATION.

THEY WANT TO CHALLENGE YOU

TO GIVE, AND THEY'RE SAYING

IF YOU GIVE RIGHT NOW, WE'LL

MATCH YOU, WE'LL DOUBLE YOUR

GIFT, DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR, UP

TO $75,000.

WHAT ARE WE ASKING YOU TO

DO?

WE'RE ASKING YOU TO BE A

PART OF THE "THE 700 CLUB."

WHEN YOU JOIN "THE 700

CLUB," A PORTION OF EVERY

GIFT GOES INTO THE WORK OF

"OPERATION BLESSING" TO HELP

PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD.

ANOTHER PORTION GOES INTO

THE WORK OF CBN

INTERNATIONAL TO PREACH THE

GOSPEL AROUND THE WORLD.

WE HAVE 15 PRODUCTION

CENTERS, WHERE WE TRAIN

LOCAL CHRISTIANS HOW TO DO

CHRISTIAN TELEVISION IN

THEIR OWN LANGUAGE, WITH

TESTIMONIES OF WHAT JESUS IS

DOING IN THEIR COUNTRY, NOT

SOME FAR AWAY COUNTRY.

NOT SOME FAR AWAY TIME.

BUT RIGHT HERE AND NOW.

AND THEN WE LEAD THEM IN A

PRAYER SO THAT THEY CAN HAVE

JESUS IN THEIR HEARTS.

IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF

THAT, AND IT IS PARTICULARLY

THIS YEAR, WE'RE GETTING

READY TO LAUNCH "SUPERBOOK"

IN 38 LANGUAGES, TO BRING

THE STORIES OF THE BIBLE TO

THE CHILDREN OF THE WORLD.

YOU CAN BE A PART OF THAT BY

JUST JOINING "THE 700

CLUB."

NOW, HOW MUCH IS IT?

IT IS JUST $20 A MONTH, 65

CENTS A DAY, AND YOU JOIN

WITH TENS OF THOUSANDS OF

PEOPLE THAT WANT TO MAKE A

DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD

TODAY.

SOME OF YOU SAY, WELL, I CAN

GIVE MORE THAN $20 A MONTH.

WE'VE GOT "THE 700 CLUB"

GOLD, $40.

THOUSAND CLUB IS $1,000 A

YEAR, AND IT BREAKS DOWN TO

$84 A MONTH.

AT WHATEVER LEVEL GOD IS

SPEAKING TO YOU TO SAY GIVE,

DO IT NOW.

CALL US NOW.

1-800-759-0700.

TERRY?

Terry: AND WHEN YOU DO

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB," WE WANT

TO SEND YOU A COPY OF THIS

NEW D.V.D., IT'S CALLED

"LIFE BEYOND THE GRAVE, PART

TWO."

IT FEATURES PEOPLE WHO

ACTUALLY DIED AND THEN CAME

BACK AND LIVED TO TELL ABOUT

IT.

WATCH THIS.

Gordon: IT IS A

QUESTION EACH ONE OF US MUST

FACE.

IT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT

DECISION YOU'LL EVER MAKE.

WHERE WILL YOU SPEND

ETERNITY?

Gordon: YOU CAN HAVE

THE ASSURANCE THAT WHEN YOU

DIE, AND ARE ABSENT FROM

YOUR BODY, YOU'LL BE PRESENT

WITH JESUS FOR ALL ETERNITY.

Terry: WE WANT YOU TO

HAVE THIS, AND I KNOW YOU'LL

FIND THESE TESTIMONIES

FASCINATING.

SO TO GET "LIFE BEYOND THE

GRAVE," GO TO YOUR PHONE

RIGHT NOW.

65 CENTS A DAY, $20 A MONTH,

AND YOU AUTOMATICALLY BECOME

A WORLD CHANGER.

MAKE THE DIFFERENCE THAT IS

AVAILABLE TO YOU RIGHT NOW,

IN THE LIVES OF OTHER

PEOPLE, BY CALLING

1-800-759-0700.

GORDON?

Gordon: STUDIES SHOW

THAT MORE THAN HALF OF NEW

BUSINESSES FAIL WITHIN THE

FIRST FIVE YEARS.

CODY AND SHERRY'S COMPANY

ALMOST BECAME ONE OF THOSE

STATISTICS UNTIL THEY

LEARNED HOW TO GET OUT OF

DEBT AND THEN STAY OUT OF

DEBT.

Reporter: CODY CLEMENS

SAYS IN THE EARLY '90S, GOD

GAVE HIM AN IDEA FOR A

CARTRIDGE BUSINESS.

WE HAD A FINANCIAL PERSON

TELL US TO ALWAYS USE A

BANKER'S MONEY, AND NOT YOUR

OWN, SO YOU WON'T LOSE ANY

MONEY.

Reporter: BUYING THINGS

ON CREDIT SOON BECAME A

HABIT THAT WAS HARD TO

BREAK.

I WAS SPENDING A LOT OF

MONEY, BUT I WAS NOT PAYING

OFF ANY OF MY DEBT.

GOD GAVE US THE WARNING,

YOU HAVE TO GET OUT OF DEBT

OR I CAN'T USE YOU.

Reporter: THE COUPLE

HEEDED GOD'S WARNING, SO

THEY SOLD THEIR HOME.

BUT THEN THEY MADE AN

INVESTMENT IN AN EXPENSIVE

MAGAZINE AD.

THE AD CAME OUT ON

DECEMBER 10th, 2001.

ONE DAY BEFORE THE TRAGIC

EVENTS OF 9/11, ALL OF THEIR

SALES CAME TO A HALT.

TO THIS DAY, WE HAVE NOT

GOTTEN IS SINGLE ORDER OFF

THAT AD.

Reporter: THE CLEMENS'

DEBT TOTALLED A STAGGERING

$300,000.

ONE DAY THEY READ ABOUT THE

PRINCIPLES OF TITHING, AND

BEGAN TO GIVE REGULARLY.

I WANTED TO MAKE SURE

EVERY SINGLE TIME, GOD WAS

PAID FIRST BEFORE ANYTHING

ELSE.

THAT REVOLUTIONIZED OUR

WHOLE LIFE.

Reporter: SHERRY

BELIEVES GOD THEN TOLD HER

TO PAY OFF THE MORTGAGE ON

THEIR FARM BEFORE THEIR

CREDIT CARDS.

WHEN I WAS QUESTIONING

GOD ABOUT IT.

HE SAID, NO, I WANT YOU TO

PAY OFF YOUR HOUSE FIRST.

WE'RE NOT GOING TO DO IT HOW

MAN DOES IT BECAUSE I WANT

TO GET THE GLORY FOR YOUR

TESTIMONY, AND NOT MAN'S

WISDOM.

I DISAGREED WITH HER AND

ARGUED WITH HER.

I TURNED HIM OVER TO

GOD.

I WAS, LIKE, GOD, YOU DEAL

WITH HIM.

HE IS NOT LISTENING TO ME.

Reporter: CODY PURSUED

REFINANCING THE HOUSE, BUT

ALL OF HIS ATTEMPTS FELL TO

THROUGH.

AND THEN ONE DAY SOMETHING

HAPPENED.

I DON'T KNOW HOW IT

HAPPENED.

ONE DAY I WOKE UP WITH THE

IDEA WE HAVE TO PAY OFF THIS

HOUSE.

IT WAS A WONDERFUL IDEA.

I HAD THIS IDEA.

Reporter: THE CLEMENS

WORKED HARD AND PAID OFF

THEIR MORTGAGE.

BUT THEIR PROBLEMS WEREN'T

OVER.

THEIR COSTUMERS STOPPED

PAYING AND THEIR INCOME

DWINDLED.

EVEN AT THEIR LOWEST POINT,

CODY AND SHERRY SAY GOD

PROVIDED FOR HIM.

THAT WAS THE BEGINNING OF

THE TOUGHEST PART.

HE GAVE US THE EVIDENCE HE

WAS FAITHFUL, AND HE GAVE US

THE PLAN.

HANG IN THERE, AND HE'LL

PULL US THROUGH THAT FIRE.

Reporter: CODY AND

SHERRY KNEW GOD WAS

FAITHFUL, AND THEY CONTINUED

TO TITHE AND TRUST.

AND THEN FINALLY A

BREAKTHROUGH.

THE ORDERS STARTED COMING

BACK IN, PEOPLE STARTED

PAYING ON TIME.

PEOPLE WOULD PAY EARLY.

IT WAS JUST WONDERFUL.

IT ONLY CAME TOGETHER

WHEN WE REALLY UNDERSTOOD

WHAT HIS DESIRE WAS, AND WE

GOT INTO AGREEMENT WITH

HIM.

Reporter: THROUGH THE

YEARS CODY AND SHERRY HAVE

CONTINUED TO GIVE TO THEIR

CHURCH AND TO CBN.

WHEN WE STARTED TITHING

TO CBN LAVISHLY, WE STARTED

SEEING ALL THESE NEW THINGS

COMING INTO OUR BUSINESS AND

OUR LIVES.

Reporter: TODAY THEIR

BUSINESS IS DOING GREAT AND

THEY'RE COMPLETELY

DEBT-FREE.

IF YOU DON'T PLANT THE

SEED, NOTHING WILL GROW.

IT DOESN'T MATTER IF IT IS A

DOLLAR, OR A HUNDRED -- THE

SIZE DOESN'T MATTER.

IT IS YOUR FAITH AND BEING

OBEDIENT IN STEPPING OUT.

Gordon: HERE IS THE

PROMISE FROM PROVERBS 3:

"HONOR THE LORD WITH YOUR

POSSESSIONS, AND WITH THE

FIRST FRUITS OF ALL YOUR

INCREASE, SO YOUR BARNS WILL

BE FILLED WITH PLENTY, AND

YOUR VATS WILL OVERFLOW WITH

NEW WINE."

CODY AND SHERRY DID THAT,

AND GOD STARTED BLESSING

THEM.

HE STARTED GIVING THEM

UNUSUAL IDEAS OF HOW TO

MANAGE THEIR MONEY.

AND HIS IDEAS PROVED OUT,

AND THEY WILL PROVE OUT FOR

YOU IF YOU JUST TRUST HIM

ENOUGH TO GIVE.

WHAT ARE WE ASKING YOU TO

DO?

JOIN SLIRKS.

I"THE 700 CLUB."

IT IS JUST $20 A MONTH, 65

CENTS A DAY.

WHEN YOU JOIN "THE 700

CLUB," YOU'RE PART OF

EVERYTHING WE DO AROUND THE

WORLD.

WE HAVE 15 PRODUCTION

CENTERS, WHERE WE'RE

TRAINING CHRISTIANS

WORLDWIDE HOW TO PRODUCE THE

SHOW IN THEIR LANGUAGE.

AND THEN WE'RE LEADING THEM

IN A PRAYER OF SALVATION,

AND MILLIONS ARE

RESPONDING.

OUR SURVEYS ARE SHOWING

MILLIONS OF PEOPLE ARE

JOINING CHURCHES AS A RESULT

OF CBN PROGRAMS AROUND THE

WORLD.

IF YOU WANT TO BE BE A PART

OF IT, JOIN WITH US.

1-800-759-0700.

WHEN YOU CALL AND JOIN, I

WANT YOU TO HAVE THIS.

IT IS CALLED "LIFE BEYOND

THE GRAVE."

IT'S REAL EYE WITNESS

TESTIMONIES OF PEOPLE WHO

HAVE DIED.

SOME WENT TO HEAVEN, AND

SOME WENT TO HELL.

BUT THEY CAME BACK TO TELL

US THEIR EYE WITNESS ACCOUNT

OF WHAT HAPPENED TO THEM,

WHAT THEY EXPERIENCED.

AND I WANT YOU TO HAVE IT.

IT WILL ENCOURAGE YOUR

FAITH.

IT WILL ALSO BE SOMETHING

YOU CAN SHARE WITH OTHERS TO

LET THEM KNOW THERE IS LIFE

AFTER DEATH.

THERE ARE CONSEQUENCES.

AND JESUS CAME SO THAT WE

WOULDN'T HAVE TO PAY THE

PENALTY FOR OUR SIN.

HE WANTS US TO BE WITH HIM

FOR ALL ETERNITY.

I WANT YOU TO HAVE IT.

IT IS YOURS WHEN YOU JOIN

"THE 700 CLUB."

CALL US RIGHT NOW.

WHEN YOU CALL, ASK FOR

PLEDGE EXPRESS.

IT IS ELECTRONIC MONTHLY

GIVING. THE BANK DOES ALL

OF THE WORK.

WE SAVE SO MUCH ON THE

PROCESSING, WE CAN SEND AS

OUR GIFT BACK TO YOU MONTHLY

TEACHING C.D.s.

SO IF YOU WOULD LIKE THIS,

ASK FOR PLEDGE EXPRESS WHEN

YOU CALL.

AFTER STEEFE STEVE CURRIE'S

DIVORCE, HIS BILLS PILED

UP.

SOMETIMES HE STRUGGLED JUST

TO BUY FOOD.

BUT ALL IT TOOK IS ONE GOOD

IDEA TO GET HIM OUT OF DEBT

FOR GOOD.

Reporter: STEVE CURRIE

HAS BEEN A POLICE OFFICER

FOR NEARLY 20 YEARS.

THE JOB PAYS WELL, BUT IT

WASN'T ENOUGH WHEN HE

DIVORCED, PUTTING A STRAIN

ON HIS FINANCES.

I WAS LEFT WITH A

SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNT OF CREDIT

CARD DEBT.

IT WAS TOUGH, AND IT WAS

STRAINING.

Reporter: CHILD SUPPORT

ADDED UP.

HE HAD TO COMMUTE TO GET HIS

KIDS AND NEEDED CHILD CARE

WHEN HIS SHIFT LANDED ON THE

WEEKENDS.

HOW WAS I GOING TO PAY

FOR THE GAS FOR THE

ROUNDTRIP.

IT IS A THREE-HOUR

ROUNDTRIP.

HOW WAS I GOING TO PAY FOR

THE BABY-SITTER?

HOW WAS I GOING TO PAY FOR

FOOD?

IT WAS A VERY, VERY

DIFFICULT TIME IN MY LIFE.

Reporter: WHEN STEVE

STARTED WATCHING "THE 700

CLUB" AND HEARD LESSONS ON

TITHING AND GIVING, HE

DECIDED TO TRY IT.

I LEARNED THAT DONATING

AND TITHING ALL LINED UP

WITH WHAT THE BIBLE HAD

SAID.

Reporter: A LITTLE OVER

A YEAR LATER, STEVE SAYS GOD

GAVE HIM AN IDEA TO IMPROVE

SQUAD CARS.

IT IS DANGEROUS WHEN AN

OFFICER LEANS OVER A

PRISONER TO BUCKLE THEM UP.

SO STEVE AND A PARTNER

DESIGNED THE READY BUCKLE.

WHEN THE OFFICER WANTS TO

PUT SOMEBODY IN A SEAT BELT,

HE GRABS IT FROM HERE AND

CLICKS IT DOWN HERE, NEVER

ENTERING THE CAR.

Reporter: STEVE AND HIS

PARTNER OBTAINED A PATENT

AND STARTING SELLING IT

THROUGHOUT THE U.S.

HIS FIRST PROCEEDS CHECK WAS

$10,000.

TO WATCH GOD WORK IS

UNBELIEVABLE, AND THE JOY

THAT YOU GET, KNOWING HE IS

GIVING YOU THIS, AND

WATCHING IT COME FROM

SCRATCH, FROM A NAPKIN TO

SELLING IT TO MAKING MONEY,

IT WAS TOTAL EXCITEMENT.

GIVING TO THE LORD IS

PROBABLY THE BEST INVESTMENT

YOU'RE EVER GOING TO MAKE.

HE WANTS TO SHOW YOU WHAT HE

CAN DO FOR YOU.

AND IF YOU TITHE, THAT IS

ONE WAY THAT THE LORD CAN

COMMUNICATE WITH YOU AND

SAY, SEE, I'M ANSWERING YOUR

PRAYER.

Gordon: I LOVE STEVE'S

STORY.

GOD LOVES TO GIVE HIS

CHILDREN IDEAS.

IDEAS THAT LEAD TO WONDERFUL

THINGS.

HERE IS THE PROMISE, FROM

HEBREWS 11: "WITHOUT FAITH,

IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO PLEASE

HIM.

FOR HE WHO COMES TO GOD MUST

BELIEVE THAT HE IS, AND THAT

HE IS A REWARDER OF THOSE

WHO DILIGENTLY SEEK HIM."

HERE IS STEVE, HE IS LOOKING

AT A MOUNTAIN OF DEBT.

HE IS LOOKING AT HOW DO I

REBUILD MY LIFE AFTER

DIVORCE.

AND GOD GIVES HIM A VERY

SIMPLE IDEA, THAT NOT ONLY

BLESSES HIM FINANCIALLY, BUT

ALSO BLESSES THOSE WHO ARE

IN LAW ENFORCEMENT AROUND

THE WORLD, WHERE THEY'RE

ABLE TO SAFELY BUCKLE IN

SUSPECTS THAT THEY'VE GOT IN

THE BACK OF THEIR CAR

WITHOUT FEARING, I'VE GOT TO

LEAN OVER THIS GUY, AND

WHAT'S HE GOING TO BE ABLE

TO DO TO ME IF I DO THAT?

IT IS AN INCREDIBLE THING.

IT IS A GREAT BLESSING FOR

ALL INVOLVED, ALL BECAUSE

STEVE SAID I KNOW GOD, AND

HE IS A REWARDER OF THOSE

WHO DILIGENTLY SEEK HIM, AND

HE IS GOING TO BLESS ME, AND

I'LL BE A BLESSING TO

OTHERS.

THAT CAN HAPPEN TO YOU IF

YOU JUST START TRUSTING GOD,

TO SAY I KNOW HE IS A

REWARDER.

I WILL DO THAT, AND I'LL DO

THAT DILIGENTLY.

NOT AN ON AGAIN/OFF AGAIN

THING, BUT I WILL BE

DILIGENT WITH IT.

IF YOU WANT TO START A

LIFESTYLE OF GIVING, IF YOU

WANT TO SAY I WANT TO BE

GENEROUS IN MY LIFE, CALL US

RIGHT NOW AND SAY, YES, I

WANT TO JOIN "THE 700

CLUB."

THE NUMBER IS TOLL-FREE,

1-800-759-0700.

HOW MUCH IS IT TO JOIN?

JUST $20 A MONTH, 65 CENTS A

DAY.

LET'S GO TO WENDY AT THE

PHONES.

Wendy: THANKS, GORDON.

IF YOU COUNT ALL OF THE

VERSES IN THE BIBLE, JESUS

SPOKE ABOUT HELL MORE OFTEN

THAN HE SPOKE ABOUT HEAVEN.

HE CALLED IT A PLACE OF

WEEPING AND GNASHING AND

TEETH.

AND IN "LIFE BEYOND THE

GRAVE, PART TWO," YOU'LL

MEET SOME PEOPLE WHO HAVE

BEEN THERE.

Wendy: HELL IS A SCARY

PLACE.

BUT HERE IS THE GOOD NEWS:

GOD LOVES YOU SO MUCH, THAT

HE MADE A WAY, A PERFECT

WAY, SO THAT YOU AND I NEVER

HAVE TO GO THERE.

HIS NAME IS JESUS.

WE ALL KNOW JOHN 3: 16: "GOD

LOVED THE WORLD SO MUCH HE

GAVE HIS ONLY SON, JESUS, SO

THAT YOU AND I CAN HAVE

ETERNAL LIFE."

WE WANT YOU TO HAVE "LIFE

BEYOND THE GRAVE", PART

TWO.

INCREDIBLE ACCIDENTS OF

PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN TO THE

OTHER SIDE, TASTED WHY

ETERNITY IS LIKE, AND COME

BACK TO GIVE US SOME

WARNINGS ABOUT HELL AND ALSO

THE GLOWERS OF HEAVEN.

1-800-759-0700.

OR YOU CAN LOG ON TO

CBN.COM.

WE'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF A

$75,000 CHALLENGE.

SO IF YOU GO TO YOUR PHONES

RIGHT NOW, EVERY DOLLAR THAT

YOU PLEDGE WILL BE MATCHED

DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR.

SO WE WANT YOU TO HAVE THIS,

"LIFE BEYOND THE GRAVE, PART

TWO," AND IT'S YOURS WHEN

YOU CALL.

TERRY?

Terry: THIS COUNTY IN

PENNSYLVANIA WAS HURT HARD

BY THE HURRICANE.

Reporter: AS GEORGE

CRAIG SERVES OVERSEAS WITH

THE ARMY, HE KNOWS BACK HOME

HIS WIFE, BECCA, AND HIS

THREE CHILDREN ARE TAKEN

CARE OF THANKS TO THE STEADY

INCOME THE MILITARY

PROVIDES.

BUT THE SEPARATION IS

DIFFICULT.

IT IS HARD WITH MY KIDS

BEING YOUNGER.

THEY DON'T TRULY UNDERSTAND

WHERE HE IS GOING AND WHAT

IS GOING ON.

GOD IS GOOD IN

EVERYTHING.

GOD WILL PULL US THROUGH

IT.

BECCA HELPS THE KIDS

CREATE SCRAP BOOKS TO

ENCOURAGE THEIR DAD.

AND GEORGE JOINED THE ARMY

TO OFFER STABILITY FOR HIS

FAMILY.

AFTER ENDURING A DIFFICULT

PERIOD A FEW YEARS AGO,

FOLLOWING THE LOSS OF HIS

SALES JOB DUE TO THE

RECESSION.

THERE WAS NO, WELL, IN A

FEW WEEKS, OR WE'LL GIVE YOU

ANOTHER MONTH.

IT WAS KIND OF LIKE HE WENT

INTO WORK ONE DAY AND THAT

WAS IT.

WE DIDN'T REALLY HAVE A FAIR

WARNING.

Reporter: THE CRAIGS

LIVE IN PERRY COUNTY,

PENNSYLVANIA.

WHICH HAS BEEN HARD HIT BY

THE RECESSION.

BECCA WORKS PART-TIME AS A

HAIRDRESSER, BUT THAT INCOME

WASN'T ENOUGH.

SO THEY TURNED TO "BREAD OF

LIFE" OUT REACH, AND THEY

WERE ABLE TO PICK UP FOOD

AND HOUSEHOLD SUPPLIES WHEN

THEY NEEDED IT.

YOUR FIRST THOUGHT IS,

I'LL GO WITHOUT, AS LONG AS

THE KIDS ARE TAKEN CARE OF.

Reporter:

"OPERATION BLESSING" TEAMS

UP WITH "BREAD OF LIFE" TO

HELP OVER 1500 PEOPLE A

MONTH IN PERRY COUNTY.

THE PASTOR SAYS THE FOOD

FROM "OPERATION BLESSING"

DOES MORE THAN JUST MEET

PHYSICAL NEEDS.

THE FOOD GIVES US SUCH A

TREMENDOUS OPPORTUNITY TO

SHOW PEOPLE THAT WE CARE,

THAT JESUS CARES, ABOUT

THEM.

AND IT OPENS THEIR HEARTS TO

RECEIVE GOD'S WORD.

Reporter: THE CRAIGS

ARE DOING WELL NOW, THANKS

TO THE INCOME FROM THE

ARMY.

WHILE HER HUSBAND SERVES OUR

COUNTRY, BECCA VOLUNTEERS AT

"BREAD OF LIFE."

SHE SAYS THEY ARE THANKFUL

THEY WERE THERE.

IT WAS GREAT TO HAVE

"OPERATION BLESSING" AND

"BREAD OF LIFE" TO HELP US

WHEN WE WERE IN THE

TRENCHES.

THANKS IS JUST A SMALL WORD

BECAUSE IT IS AMAZING THE

LIVES THAT ARE TOUCHED AND

CHANGED THROUGH "OPERATION

BLESSING."

Terry: "BREAD OF LIFE"

IS JUST ONE THE FOOD BANK

OUTREACHES ACROSS THE

COUNTRY THAT WE SUPPORT

EVERY MONTH.

WE'RE ABLE TO DO THAT AND

STOCK THEIR SHELVES AND HELP

THEM AND BE THERE FOR

FAMILIES ALL ACROSS AMERICA

BECAUSE PEOPLE LIKE YOU SAY

I WANT TO BE A PART OF

MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE

WORLD.

THAT'S WHY WE ASK YOU TO

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB" TODAY.

IT IS 65 CENTS A DAY, THAT'S

$20 A MONTH FOR A GENERAL

"700 CLUB" MEMBERSHIP.

BUT WE HAVE LOTS OF CLUB

LEVELS YOU CAN JOIN AT.

MAYBE YOU ALREADY A "THE 700

CLUB" MEMBER.

WOULD YOU CONSIDER GOING UP

TO "700 CLUB" GOLD, $40 A

MONTH.

WE HAVE PEOPLE WHO JOIN US

AT $1,000 A YEAR, THAT'S

$84.

2500 LEVEL, THAT'S $2500 A

YEAR.

AND FOUNDERS CIRCLE, $5,000

A YEAR.

AND WE EVEN HAVE OUR

CHAIRMAN'S CIRCLE, FOLKS WHO

CAN GIVE $10,000 OR MORE A

YEAR.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

GO TO YOUR PHONE.

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

FOR FAMILIES LIKE THE

CRAIGS, AND YOU ARE THERE

FOR THEM IN THEIR TIME OF

NEED, AND NOW SHE IS TURNING

AROUND AND HELPING OTHERS.

JOIN WITH THE THOUSANDS OF

US DOING THE SAME THING.

1-800-759-0700.

GORDON?

Gordon: ONE OF THE

GREATEST JOYS FOR PARENTS IS

HEARING THEIR CHILDREN LEARN

TO SPEAK.

FOR ONE CHINESE COUPLE, THE

SOUND OF THEIR DAUGHTER'S

VOICE WAS ESPECIALLY SWEET

BECAUSE IT WAS SOMETHING

THEY NEVER THOUGHT THEY

WOULD EVER HEAR.

Terry: WHEN MRS. SHOON

HEARD SHE WAS GOING TO HAVE

TWINS, SHE CRIED, BECAUSE

THE DOCTOR TOLD HER AND HER

HUSBAND THAT ONE TWIN HAD

WATER ON HER BRAIN, AND

SUGGESTED MRS. SHOON HAD AN

ABORTION.

MY HEART SUNK WHEN I

HEARD ONE OF MY BABIES MIGHT

BE HANDICAPPED.

MY WHOLE WORLD JUST STARTED

SPINNING, AND IT WAS JUST

LIKE I WAS GOING TO FALL OFF

OF A CLIFF.

HOW CAN I NOT GIVE THEM A

CHANCE TO SEE THIS WORLD.

Terry: SO AFTER THE

BABIES WERE BORN, THE POOR

COUPLE WORKED LONG HOURS TO

GET THE TWINS THE MEDICAL

ATTENTION THEY NEEDED.

AGAINST ALL ODDS, THE WATER

ON HER BRAIN DISAPPEARED.

BUT SHERON HAD YET ANOTHER

CHALLENGE.

I NOTICED IF THERE WAS A

DOG BARKING, MY SHERON HAD

NO RESPONSE.

SHE COULDN'T EVEN HEAR IT

WHEN I RAN A BELL BY HER

EAR.

SHERON WAS DEATH.

Terry: THE SHOONS USED

THE REST OF THEIR SAVINGS TO

BUY SHERON A HEARING AID,

AND SENT HER TO SPEECH

THERAPY.

BUT JUST AS SHE WAS STARTING

TO MAKE NOTICEABLE PROGRESS,

HER HEARING AID BROKE, AND

THERE WAS NO WAY THEYCOULD

AFFORD ANOTHER ONE.

I WAS SO WORRIED ABOUT

HER FUTURE.

HE COULDN'T GO TO SCHOOL

ANYMORE.

HOW WOULD SHE BE ABLE TO

FIND A JOB.

Terry: WHEN CBN HEARD

ABOUT SHERON, WE BOUGHT HER

THE BEST HEARING AID

POSSIBLE.

WHEN SHE PUT ON HER NEW

HEARING AID, SHE SAID, I

LOVE YOU, MAMA AND PAPA.

I JUST HELD HER AND CRIED.

NOW SHE WILL HAVE A

WONDERFUL FUTURE.

IT'S MORE THAN WE EVER COULD

HAVE DREAMED OF.

Terry: TODAY SHERON IS

HAPPY AND HEALTHY, AND DOING

JUST AS WELL AS HER TWIN.

I USED TO JUST THINK

THERE WAS NO ONE WHO CARED

IN THE WORLD.

BUT I WAS WRONG.

YOU CARED.

YOU CARED ABOUT MY LITTLE

INSIGNIFICANT FAMILY AND

REACHED OUT YOUR HELPING

HAND TO KEEP US FROM FALLING

OFF OF THE CLIFF.

THANK YOU FOR

EVERYTHING.

Gordon: AND THANK YOU,

IF YOU'RE A MEMBER OF "THE

700 CLUB."

YOU'RE PART OF BLESSING THAT

WONDERFUL FAMILY.

IF YOU'RE NOT A MEMBER, JOIN

WITH US.

JOIN IN EVERYTHING WE'RE

DOING AROUND THE WORLD.

JOIN WITH "OPERATION

BLESSING."

WE'RE FEEDING THREE MILLION

AMERICANS EVERY SINGLE MONTH

WITH FOOD THAT OUR TRUCKS

ARE DELIVERING TO FOOD BANKS

ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF

EVERYTHING, JOIN WITH US.

"THE 700 CLUB."

LET'S GO TO KRISTI AT THE

PHONES.

Kristi: THANK YOU,

GORDON.

WELL, WHEN YOU THINK OF

HEAVEN, WHAT'S THE FIRST

THING THAT COMES TO MIND?

PEARLIE GATES?

STREETS OF GOLD?

WELL, IN "LIFE BEYOND THE

GRAVE, PART TWO," PEOPLE WHO

HAVE BEEN TO HEAVEN SAY

THERE IS SO MUCH MORE, LIKE

PERFECT LOVE.

TAKE A LOOK.

Kristi: YOU KNOW, MOST

OF US ARE SO DISTRACTED AND

CONSUMED WITH OUR LIVES

TODAY, RIGHT?

WHETHER IT IS BILLS, OUR

KIDS, OUR SPOUSES, OR

HOMES -- WHATEVER IT IS, FEW

OF US TAKE THAT MOMENT TO

THINK ABOUT ETERNITY,

RIGHT?

BUT CHECK THIS OUT.

ALL IT TAKES IS A

SUDDENLY -- A SUDDENLY IN

OUR LIFE, AND OUR LIFE WILL

CHANGE.

AND ALL OF A SUDDEN

YOURSELVES OR ONE OF YOUR

FAMILY MEMBERS CHANGED.

THE QUESTION IS, IF YOU WERE

TO BE FACED WITH A CHOICE --

WELL, NOT A CHOICE, BUT

FACED WITH A MOMENT, AND YOU

DIED TODAY, ARE YOU CERTAIN,

ARE YOU SURE, OF WHERE YOU

WILL GO, HEAVEN OR HELL?

I HAVE HAD SO MANY

CONVERSATIONS WITH PEOPLE

WHO SAY I DON'T KNOW IF I

EVEN BELIEVE IN HELL.

WHETHER YOU BELIEVE IT OR

NOT IS NOT IMPORTANT -- LET

ME TELL YOU, IT IS REAL.

BUT ARE YOU CERTAIN IF YOU

WOULD GO TO HEAVEN OR TO

HELL?

IF YOU ARE NOT CERTAIN,

YOU'VE GOT TO GET THIS.

IT IS CALLED "LIFE BEYOND

THE GRAVE, PART TWO."

WE LITERALLYLY PUT THIS

TOGETHER A COUPLE OF YEARS

AGO, STORIES OF PEOPLE WHO

DIED AND WENT TO HEAVEN OR

HELL.

IT WAS SO PROFOUND, LIFE

CHANGING, AND SO MANY OF OUR

VIEWERS BEGGED UTTER TO DO A

SECOND ONE, AND THIS IS IT.

IT IS ABOUT A HALF DOZEN

ACCOUNTS OF PEOPLE WHO WENT

TO HEAVEN AND WHO WENT TO

HELL.

WHEN YOU WATCH THIS -- I WAS

SAVED WHEN I WAS FIVE YEARS

OLD, BUT I SAID, I WANT TO

MAKE SURE, LORD, MY LIFE IS

RIGHT BEFORE YOU.

MAYBE YOU ARE, BUT YOUR KIDS

AREN'T OR YOU SPOUSE ISN'T?

THIS IS HOW YOU GET IT: WHEN

YOU JOIN "THE 700 CLUB" FOR

65 CENTS A DAY, $20 A MONTH,

THIS IS OUR GIFT TO YOU.

BUT THIS IS WHAT YOU'VE GOT

TO DO: YOU'VE GOT TO PICK UP

THE PHONE AND CALL.

YOU'VE GOT TO PARTNER WITH

US.

YES, IT IS IMPORTANT TO FEED

THE HUNGRY, AND YES, IT IS

IMPORTANT TO CLOTHE THOSE

AROUND THE WORLD.

BUT THE BEST GIFT YOU CAN

GIVE SOMEONE IS JESUS

CHRIST.

IT IS THROUGH JESUS CHRIST

WE HAVE THE ASSURANCE OF

ETERNAL LIFE, AND WE WILL

LIVE WITH HIM.

IT IS A $75,000 CHALLENGE,

AND THAT MEANS EVERY DOLLAR

IS DOUBLED.

SO PICK UP THE PHONE AND DO

IT.

Gordon: WE'RE IN THE

MIDDLE OF A $75,000

CHALLENGE.

I'VE GOT SOME GREAT NEWS.

SOME CBN PARTNERS ARE SAYING

THAT $75,000 ISN'T ENOUGH.

THEY WANT TO ADD ANOTHER

$100,000 TO THIS CHALLENGE,

AND THAT TAKES IT TO

$175,000.

LORD, WE ASK FOR BLESSINGS

FOR THIS, AND WE ASK FOR

MULTIPLICATION FOR THE

PARTNERS WHO ARE FAITHFUL

ENOUGH TO GIVE AND MAKE THIS

CHALLENGE POSSIBLE.

FOR THOSE WATCHING RIGHT

NOW, BE WITH THEM, ENCOURAGE

THEM, AND LET THEM KNOW YOU

HAVE THEIR FUTURE.

WE ASK ALL OF THIS IN JESUS'

NAME.

AMEN.

YOU HEARD IT, $175,000 ON

THE CHALLENGE.

JUST 17 MINUTES AND 50

SECONDS TO GO.

SO GO TO THE PHONE AND CALL

US.

BE PART OF EVERYTHING WE'RE

DOING AROUND THE WORLD.

1-800-759-0700.

WELL, TONY RICHARDSON IS

WORKING HIS DREAM JOB, BUT A

FEW YEARS AGO, HE WAS OUT OF

WORK, DEEP IN DEBT, AND

ABOUT TO LOSE THI HIS CAR.

Reporter: TONY

RICHARDSON MADE A DECENT

LIVING AS AN ACCOUNT,

WORKING AROUND THE COUNTRY.

HE ALSO INVESTED IN REAL

ESTATE, WHICH STRETCHED HIS

INCOME.

I USED TO LIVE IN TEXAS.

AND I HAD THE HOUSE HERE IN

TENNESSEE, AND I WAS WORKING

IN ARKANSAS.

I WAS ALWAYS JUST COMING UP

SHORT.

I WAS HAVING GOOD JOBS, BUT

THINGS WEREN'T GOING WELL.

Reporter: HE TRIED TO

SELL THE PROPERTIES, BUT

WITH THE SLUMP IN THE

HOUSING MARKET, THERE WERE

NO BUYERS.

HE FELL BEHIND ON HIS TRUCK

PAYMENTS.

THE BANK THREATENED TO

REPOSSESS.

IT IS EASY TO GET INTO

SITUATIONS WHERE YOU JUST

SPEND MORE THAN WHAT YOU

HAVE.

Reporter: TONY STARTED

GOING TO A CHURCH THAT

TAUGHT ON THE IMPORTANCE OF

TITHING.

AND I REALIZED I COULDN'T

MAKE IT IF I WASN'T

TITHING.

AND WHEN I TITHED, THE PLACE

I WAS TRYING TO SELL IN

TEXAS, IT SOLD.

I WAS ABLE TO PAY MY TRUCK

OFF.

WHEN I TITHED, IT PUT ME

RIGHT BACK WHERE I NEEDED TO

BE.

Reporter: TONY WAS ABLE

TO PAY OFF A SIGNIFICANT

AMOUNT OF DEBT.

AROUND THE SAME TIME, THE

DEMAND FOR HIS ACCOUNTING

SERVICES STARTED TO

INCREASE.

WITHIN TWO YEARS, TONY'S

INCOME JUMPED FROM $30,000

TO SIX FIGURES.

IT WAS AN INCREDIBLE

FEELING TO BE ABLE TO GIVE

BACK TO GOD.

HE PROSPERED ME PHYSICALLY.

HE PROSPERED ME

FINANCIALLYLY.

HE PROSPERED ME

EMOTIONALLY.

Reporter: SO WHEN TONY

LANDED A GREAT JOB, HE

DECIDED TO GIVE MORE.

HE CALLED THE CBN AND

PLEDGED.

THAT SAME DAY THE COMPANY

ASKED HIM TO FALSIFY A

REPORT, AND HE REFUSED.

TWO DAYS LATER --

THEY CAME THROUGH AND

SAID WE DON'T REALLY NEED

YOU WORKING HERE ANYMORE.

Reporter: EVEN THOUGH

HE WAS WITHOUT A JOB, TONY

CONTINUED TO HONOR THE

PLEDGE TO CBN.

IT WAS A GOOD TIME TO

SAY, I CAN'T DO IT, I CAN'T

REALLY AFFORD TO DO IT.

Reporter: IN JUST A FEW

DAYS, TONY GOT A PHONE CALL

FROM A FRIEND WITH A NEW

JOB.

TWO WEEKS A MONTH HE WORKS

IN THE VIRGIN ISLANDS, AND

THE OTHER TWO WEEKS HE GOES

BACK HOME THE TENNESSEE.

PEOPLE ARE LIKE, HOW DID

THAT HAPPEN?

IT WAS JUST GOD.

YOU CAN TRUST GOD.

PEOPLE KNOW IT CAN ONLY BE

GOD.

Gordon: YOU CAN KNOW

THAT IT IS ONLY GOD.

WHEN WE START REMEMBERING

THAT HE IS THE ONE WHO GIVES

US THE POWER TO GET WEALTH.

WHEN WE'RE OBEDIENT TO HIM.

DON'T THINK, AND IT'S A

WARNING FROM DEUTERONOMY,

DON'T THINK IT IS YOUR OWN

WORK, YOUR OWN STRENGTH,

YOUR OWN ABILITY.

IT IS GOD WHO GIVES US THESE

WONDERFUL IDEAS.

IT IS GOD THAT DOES ALL OF

THESE THINGS FOR US.

AND WHEN WE'RE OBEDIENT TO

HIM, THAT'S WHEN WE WALK

INTO THAT KIND OF BLESSING.

WE ARE ASKING YOU TO BE A

PART OF IT.

TO BE A PART OF EVERYTHING

WE'RE DOING AROUND THE

WORLD.

TO BE A PART OF PREACHING

THE GOSPEL AROUND THE

WORLD.

TO BE A PART OF HELPING

PEOPLE THROUGH "OPERATION

BLESSING."

GIVING PEOPLE A HOPE AND A

FUTURE.

IF YOU WANT TO DO THAT AND

BE A PART OF IT, JUST GIVE

US A CALL.

1-800-759-0700.

WE'RE ASKING YOU TO JOIN

"THE 700 CLUB."

THAT'S JUST $20 A MONTH, 65

CENTS A DAY.

SOME PEOPLE SAY I CAN GIVE

MORE THAN THAT.

THERE IS "THE 700 CLUB"

GOLD, $40 A YEAR.

AND THEN THERE IS THE

THOUSAND CLUB, $84 A MONTH.

AND 2500 A MONTH, AND THAT'S

$2500 A YEAR.

AND THEN THERE IS THE

FOUNDERS CLUB, $5,000 A

YEAR.

AND THEN THERE IS THE

CHAIRMAN'S CLUB, WHICH IS

$10,000 OR MORE A YEAR.

WE HAVE$65,000 LEFT ON THE

CHALLENGE.

THE RED NUMBER IS GOING DOWN

AS I SPEAK.

WE NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU.

WE WANT TO GO WAY OVER THE

TOP ON THIS CHALLENGE.

SO GIVE US A CALL.

1-800-759-0700.

TERRY?

Terry: IN PARTS OF

INDIA, WATER POLLUTION IS

RAMPANT, AND WATER PURIFYERS

ARE EXPENSIVE.

FOR ONE FAMILY, THAT MEANT

CHOOSING BETWEEN CLEAN WATER

OR FOOD FOR THEIR CHILDREN.

Reporter: ROMNAGAR,

INDIA, IS THE SECOND LARGEST

INDUSTRIAL SLUM IN ALL OF

THE ASIA.

THE DRINKING WATER IS

CONTAMINATED WITH TOXIC

WASTE AND SEWAGE.

8-YEAR-OLD SHAVANI AND HER

FAMILY OFTEN GOT SICK FROM

THE DIRTY WATER.

WHEN I DRANK THE WATER, I

WOULD GET HEADACHES AND I

HAD TO GO TO THE BATHROOM

MANY TIMES.

WE HAD TO WALK FOR MANY

HOURS TO FIND GOOD WATER TO

DRINK.

OUR CHILDREN OFTEN WENT

HUNGRY FOR DAYS WHEN WE

DIDN'T HAVE ENOUGH CLEAN

WATER TO COOK OUR FOOD.

Reporter: SHAVANI

DREAMS OF BECOMING A DOCTOR,

BUT SHE AND MANY OTHER

CHILDREN HERE OFTEN MISS

SCHOOL BECAUSE THEY ARE

SICK.

CBN WANTED TO DRILL THEM A

WELL, BUT THAT WAS ILLEGAL

BECAUSE THE LOW WATER

LEVELS.

WE DON'T HAVE ANY WAY TO

PURIFY OUR WATER.

WE HARDLY MAKE ENOUGH MONEY

TO SURVIVE.

SHOULD WE BUY FOOD FOR OUR

CHILDREN OR THE WATER

PURIFYER?

Reporter: BUT SHAVANI

AND HALF THE FAMILIES HERE

WON'T HAVE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN

FOOD AND CLEAN WATER BECAUSE

CBN GAVE THEM WATER

PURIFYERS.

THE FILTERS WILL CLEANLY

800,000 GALLONS OF WATER.

THAT'S ENOUGH FOR THE FAMILY

TO LIVE ON FOUR A YEAR.

AND WHEN THE FILTERS NEED TO

BE CHANGED, IT ONLY COSTS

$5.

NOW SHAVANI AND THE OTHER

KIDS WON'T GET SICK FROM THE

WATER AND CAN GO BACK TO

SCHOOL.

NOW I CAN DRINK THE CLEAN

WATER AND STAY IN SCHOOL AND

MAKE MY DREAMS COME TRUE.

THANK YOU, CBN.

Terry: IT SEEMS LIKE

SUCH A SIMPLE THING, DOESN'T

IT?

WHEN YOU AND I CAN GO TO THE

FAUCET AND OUR WATER IS

DRINKABLE.

IT IS NOT SOMETHING THAT

MAKES US SICK.

BUT IN OTHER PARTS OF THE

WORLD, IT IS OFTEN HARD TO

FIND.

AND ONCE YOU FIND IT, IT IS

TERRIBLE WATER.

NOT AT ALL WELL FOR KIDS TO

DRINK, MUCH LESS FAMILIES TO

COOK WITH IT.

YOU MAKE IT POSSIBLE.

THAT'S JUST ONE OF THE

THINGS WE'RE DOING.

WE HAVE MEDICAL OUTREACHES,

AND WE'RE HELPING PEOPLE

WITH JOB OPPORTUNITIES.

ALL OF THAT BECAUSE PEOPLE

LIKE YOU CARE ENOUGH TO

GIVE.

WILL YOU BECOME PART OF THAT

NOW?

GO TO YOUR PHONE AND CALL

OUR TOLL-FREE NUMBER,

1-800-759-0700.

SAY YOU WANT TO JOIN "THE

700 CLUB" AT WHATEVER LEVEL

YOU CHOOSE.

WHEN YOU DO, WILL YOU SAY

I'D LIKE TO DO IT USING

PLEDGE EXPRESS.

THAT'S ELECTRONIC MONTHLY

GIVING.

IT MEANS YOUR BANK DOES ALL

OF THE WORK.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO HAVE THE

HASSLE OF FINDING STAMPS AND

ENVELOPES.

IT SAVES US MONEY AND

PROCESSING, SO WE CAN PUT

MORE OF YOUR GIFT INTO THE

LIVES OF FAMILIES LIKE THE

FAMILY YOU JUST SAW IN

INDIA.

OUR WAY OF SAYING THANK YOU

IS BY SENDING YOU "POWER FOR

LIFE" TEACHINGS.

WE KNOW THEY WILL BE A

BLESSING TO YOU, AND WE ALSO

KNOW YOU WILL BE A BLESSING

TO THOUSANDS OF OTHERS.

SO CALL RIGHT NOW,

1-800-759-0700.

WENDY?

Wendy: THANKS, TERRY.

RANDY HIX STARTED USING

DRUGS WHEN HE WAS JUST EIGHT

YEARS OLD.

HE HABIT ESCALATED WITH EACH

PASSING DAY, AND ONE DAY

RANDY OVERDOSED AND SAYS HE

FOUND A DEMON DRAGGING HIM

TO HELL.

I LOOKED UP BEHIND ME,

AND THERE IT WAS.

IT WAS A HUGE SKULL.

I CALL IT A DARKNESS WITHIN

A DARKNESS BECAUSE IT IS,

LIKE, YOU HAVE DARKNESS, AND

THEN THERE IS A LIVING

DARKNESS THAT HAD POWER.

IT HAD AUTHORITY OVER ME

BECAUSE IT WAS DRAGGING ME

OUT.

IT WAS THIS HUGE,

SKULL-LOOKING THINGS THAT

HAD HORNS LIKE A RAM.

BUT IT HAD AUTHORITY OVER ME

BECAUSE I DIDN'T HAVE JESUS

CHRIST.

Wendy: IF YOU THINK

WHAT RANDY EXPERIENCED WAS

FRIGHTENING, IMAGINE BEING

THERE FOR ETERNITY, FOREVER

BEING IN HELL, SEPARATED

FROM GOD.

WELL, GOD LOVES YOU SO MUCH

HE MADE A WAY.

HE WANTS YOU TO BE WITH HIM

FOR ETERNITY, AND HE MADE IT

REALLY SIMPLE.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS

BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST.

CALL ON HIS NAME, AND YOU

WILL BE SAVED.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HEAR

MORE ACCOUNTS OF PEOPLE WHO

HAVE BEEN TO THE OTHER SIDE

AND SEEN WHAT IS THERE,

"LIFE BEYOND THE GRAVE, PART

TWO," IS OUR GIFT TO YOU

WHEN YOU JOIN "THE 700

CLUB."

HOW MUCH IS IT?

JUST 65 CENTS A DAY, $20 A

MONTH TO CHANGE THE WORLD.

1-800-759-0700 IS THE NUMBER

TO CALL.

OUR COUNSELLORS ARE STANDING

BY RIGHT NOW.

OR YOU CAN LOG ON TO

CBN.COM.

ANOTHER GREAT WAY TO GIVE.

YOU MIGHT ALREADY BE A CLUB

MEMBER.

WE WANT TO SAY THANK YOU SO

MUCH FOR PARTNERING WITH

US.

WHY NOT TAKE IT TO THE NEXT

LEVEL.

$40, OUR GOLD LEVEL.

AND WE WANT YOU TO HAVE

THREE D.V.D.s, THREE "LIFE

BEYOND THE GRAVE"s.

AND MAYBE YOU CAN GO TO THE

THOUSAND CLUB LEVEL, JUST

$84 A MONTH.

FIVE D.V.D.s IS WHAT

YOU'LL GET.

ALL OF THESE PEOPLE YOU HAVE

BEEN PRAYING FOR THAT WON'T

STEP INTO A CHURCH, BUT

THEY'LL SIT DOWN AND

WATCHING SOMETHING LIKE

THIS.

"LIFE BEYOND THE GRAVE, PART

TWO."

WE'RE IN THE MIFFE MIDDLE

OF A CHALLENGE.

$175,000.

IF YOU GO TO YOUR PHONES

RIGHT NOW, EVERY DOLLAR YOU

PLEDGE WILL BE MATCHED

DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR.

PLEASE DON'T MISS THIS

OPPORTUNITY.

IT IS YOURS WHEN YOU CALL

RIGHT NOW.

Gordon: WE'RE IN THE

MIFFED O MIDDLE OF A

$175,000 CHALLENGE.

MOBILE, ALABAMA, $5,000.

THAT TAKES US TO $30,000

LEFT.

WITH SEVEN MINUTES, AND 30

SECONDS TO GO.

WE NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU.

WOW, IT JUST WENT DOWN TO

$25,000.

IT IS WONDERFUL, WE WANT TO

GO WAY OVER THE TOP.

WHEN YOU CALL, ASK FOR

PLEDGE EXPRESS.

THAT'S ELECTRONIC MONTHLY

GIVING.

THE BANK DOES ALL OF THE

WORK.

THERE ARE NO CHECKS TO

WRITE, NOTHING TO MAIL IN.

WE SAVE SO MUCH ON THE

PROCESSING, WE CAN SEND AS

OUR GIFT BACK TO YOU, "POWER

FOR LIFE" MONTHLY TEACHING

C.D.s.

A RECENT POLL SAYS THE

NUMBER ONE FEAR IN AMERICA

IS SPEAKING IN PUBLIC.

FOR JOEL GREGORY, THAT FEAR

NEARLY CAUSED HIM TO MISS A

LIFE-CHANGING OPPORTUNITY.

Reporter: SHERRY AND

JOHN GREGORY DESCRIBE THEIR

6-YEAR-OLD SON, JOEL, AS FUN

AND OUTGOING.

SOTIME TO SIGN

UP FOR THEIR CHURCH'S EASTER

PROGRAM, THEY WERE SURE JOEL

WOULD JUMP AT THE CHANCE.

THERE WAS JUST ONE PROBLEM.

HE HAS A FEAR OF STANDING

IN FRONT OF A GROUP OF

PEOPLE AND PERFORMING.

Reporter: JOEL HAD HIS

OWN WORDS TO DESCRIBE HOW HE

FELT.

FRIGHTENED, TERRIFIED.

Reporter: ALTHOUGH JOHN

AND SHERRY TRIED AND TRIED

TO CONVINCE HIM THAT IT

WOULD BE FUN, JOEL WOULD

HAVE NO PART OF IT.

THE OTHER KIDS PRACTICED

FOR TWO MONTHS, AND I

REFUSED.

Reporter: ABOUT THAT

TIME, JOEL AND HIS SISTER,

SALA, STARTED WATCHING

"SUPERBOOK."

JOE LOVED WATCHING THE

"SUPERBOOK" CHARACTERS, JOY,

CHRIS, AND GIZMO.

WE PUT IT IN, AND HE

WATCHED IT OVER AND OVER AND

OVER.

AND SO DID OUR DAUGHTER,

SALA.

AND THEY WATCHED IT PROBABLY

50 TIMES THAT FIRST WEEK, AT

LEAST.

Reporter: PRETTY SOON

HE MEMORIZED THE WHOLE

EPISODE WORD FOR WORD.

THAT GAVE JOHN AN IDEA.

WE WERE WATCHING IT ONE

DAY, AND MY HUSBAND TURNED

TO JOEL AND SAID, LOOK,

JOEL, CHRIS WAS AFRAID TO

PERFORM, BUT WHAT DID DAVID

TELL HIM?

AND HE SAID, HE SAID TO DO

IT FOR GOD.

AND MY HUSBAND SAID, THAT'S

RIGHT.

IF YOU'RE DOING IT FOR GOD,

YOU SHOULDN'T BE AFRAID.

Reporter: AND THEN ON

THE SUNDAY MORNING, A CHILD

DROPPED OUT OF THE PROGRAM.

AND THE PASTOR WALKED UP

TO US AND SAID, JOEL WANTS

TO PERFORM.

AND HE SAID HE IS NOT GOING

TO BE AFRAID.

MY HUSBAND AND I CRIED

BECAUSE WE KNEW HOW MUCH

COURAGE THAT TOOK FOR HIM.

Reporter: AFTER ONLY 10

MINUTES OF PRACTICING, JOEL

PERFORMED HIS PART

PERFECTLY.

JOEL SAYS WATCHING

"SUPERBOOK" TAUGHT HIM NOT

TO BE AFRAID, AND TO TRUST

GOD.

WE JUST STARTED WATCHING

"SUPERBOOK," AND THAT

ENCOURAGED ME.

Gordon: WE WANT TO TAKE

THE STORIES OF GOD TO THE

CHILDREN OF THE WORLD.

WE'VE GOT 38 LANGUAGES WE'RE

GOING TO BE BROADCASTING IN

THIS YEAR.

HERE IS THE MAP, SHOWING HOW

"SUPERBOOK" IS GOING TO BE

ALL ACROSS THE WORLD BY THE

END OF THIS YEAR.

IT IS WONDERFUL WHAT IS

GOING TO HAPPEN.

YOU CAN BE A PART OF IT BY

JOINING "THE 700 CLUB."

SO CALL US, 1-800-759-0700.

WE'VE GOT $15,000 LEFT ON A

$175,000 CHALLENGE.

WE'VE GOT FOUR MINUTES TO

MAKE IT.

WE NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU.

CALL US RIGHT NOW AND SAY,

YES, I WANT TO JOIN.

HOW MUCH IS IT?

JUST $20 A MONTH, 65 CENTS A

DAY, AND YOU JOIN WITH TENS

OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE THAT

WANT TO SEE THE BIBLE

STORIES GO TO THE CHILDREN

OF THE WORLD, WANT TO SEE

THE GOSPEL GO OUT, AND THEY

WANT TO HELP PEOPLE AROUND

THE WORLD THROUGH

OPBLESSING.

"OPERATION BLESSING."

TERRY?

Terry: FOR MOST

PARENTS, A NEWBORN CHILD IS

A BLESSING.

BUT WHEN AHMED WAS BORN, HIS

FAMILY THOUGHT HE WAS PART

OF A CURSE.

Reporter: AHMED LIKES

TO PLAY GAMES WITH THE OTHER

CHILDREN, BUT NO ONE ELSE

WILL PLAY WITH HIM BECAUSE

HE DOESN'T LIKE EVERYONE

ELSE.

WHEN I GAVE BORT BIRTH

TO AHMED, HE HAD A CLEFT

LIP.

Reporter: CHILDREN IN

THE NEIGHBORHOOD TEASED

AHMED, AND THE ADULTS STARED

AT HIM.

IT ALWAYS MADE AHMED VERY

YOU UNHAPPY.

WHEN THE OTHER CHILDREN

MADE FUN OF HIM, HE CRIED

AND CRIED.

I FELT SO BAD FOR HIM.

Reporter: ONE DAY A CBN

VOLUNTEER SAW THE LITTLE

BOY, AND KNEW HE COULD BE

HELPED.

HE TOOK THE FAMILY TO THE

CBN OFFICE, WHERE AHMED WAS

IMMEDIATELY SCHEDULED FOR

SURGERY.

WHEN I WAS TOLD MY LIP

COULD BE FIXED, IT MADE ME

VERY HAPPY.

I KNEW THEY COULD FIX IT

BECAUSE THEY SHOWED ME

PICTURES OF OTHER CHILDREN

WHO HAD BEEN HELPED.

Reporter: THE VERY NEXT

DAY, AHMED UNDERWENT

SURGERY.

AND IN NO TIME AT ALL, HE

HAD A BRIGHT NEW SMILE.

HE COULDN'T WAIT TO GO PLAY

OUTSIDE.

IN MY FATHER'S TIME,

THERE WAS NO ONE WHO COULD

HELP HIM.

BUT MY SON KNEW HIS LIP HAD

BEEN FIXED.

I WANT TO THANK CBN FOR

BRINGING THIS HELP TO US.

Terry: LIFE CHANGING,

THAT'S WHAT YOU ARE TO

PEOPLE WHO ARE IN DESPERATE

MEASURES.

IF YOU JOIN "THE 700 CLUB,"

YOU CAN MAKE THIS KIND OF A

DIFFERENCE IN THOUSANDS OF

LIVES.

THAT'S WHY WE'RE ASKING YOU

TO DO IT RIGHT NOW.

OUR NUMBER IS TOLL-FREE,

1-800-759-0700.

JUST CALL AND SAY, I WANT TO

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

Gordon: WHEN HER

HUSBAND WALKED OUT, SARDONNA

WAS LEFT TO RAISE FOUR

CHILDREN ON HER OWN.

SHE HAD HAD NO WAY TO MAKE A

LIVING UNTIL CBN SHOWED UP

AT HER VILLAGE.

Reporter: THE RUSSIAN

CITY OF MOSCOW CAN BOAST

GREAT BUILDINGS, BUT IN THE

FAR EASTERN SIDE IS A VERY

POOR AND REMOTE AREA.

SADONNA IS A SINGLE MOTHER,

TRYING TO RAISE FOUR

CHILDREN THERE ALONE.

IT WAS VERY HARD WHEN MY

HUSBAND ABANDONED US AND

LEFT US WITHOUT ANY MONEY.

IT WAS DREADFULLY

DIFFICULT.

IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO DESCRIBE

WITH WORDS.

Reporter: SARDONNA HAD

NO FOOD FOR HER CHILDREN.

SHE DIDN'T KNOW WHO TO TURN

TO, SO SHE PRAYED.

THE MEMBERS OF HER CHURCH

RAISED A LITTLE MONEY FOR

THEM, BUT THEY STILL DIDN'T

HAVE A WAY TO SUPPORT

THEMSELVES LONG-TERM.

THEN WE FOUND OUT THE ONLY

BAKERY IN TOWN WAS

CLOSED-CAPTIONING.

SO WE BOUGHT SARDONNA ALL OF

THE EQUIPMENT SHE NEEDED TO

OPEN HER OWN BAKERY.

MY FAMILY JUMPED WITH JOY

AND PRAISED GOD.

I IMMEDIATELY CALLED THE

PASTOR'S WIFE AND ASKED FOR

PERMISSION TO PUT MY NEW

BREAD MACHINE IN OUR

CHURCH.

Reporter: TODAY

SARDONNA'S CHURCH IS ALSO

HER BAKERY.

NOW THAT I HAVE THE

EQUIPMENT TO MAKE BREAD, I

WILL ALSO HAVE A STEADY

INCOME FOR MY FAMILY.

IF I COULD, I WOULD GIVE

EVERYONE WHO HELPED US A BIG

HUG.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

Gordon: WE GIVE MORE

THAN JUST HANDOUTS.

WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT

PEOPLE HAVE A HAND-UP.

AND THAT THEY CAN HAVE A

HOPE AND A FUTURE, AND BE

ABLE TO BE PRODUCTIVE.

ALL OF THAT IS PART OF

BLESSING THEM THROUGH

"OPERATION BLESSING."

IF YOU WANT TO BE A BLESSING

TO PEOPLE, CALL US AND JOIN

"THE 700 CLUB."

1-800-759-0700.

WE'RE AT THE END OF A

$175,000 CHALLENGE, WITH

JUST 10 SECONDS LEFT ON THE

CLOCK.

WE'RE GOING TO COUNT

EVERYTHING ON THE PHONES

AGAINST IT.

IT HAS BEEN A WONDERFUL

DAY.

THREE, TWO, ONE.

AND THANK YOU!

IT HAS BEEN GREAT.

WE HAD A $175,000

CHALLENGE.

AGAINST THAT YOU GAVE

$188,000.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM ACTS 20:

"REMEMBER THE WORDS OF THE

LORD JESUS, HE SAID IT IS

MORE BLESSED TO GIVE THAN TO

RECEIVE."

FOR TERRY, FOR KRISTI, FOR

WENDY, FOR ALL OF US HERE AT

"THE 700 CLUB."

GOD BLESS YOU.

WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN.

GORDAN: WELCOME TO "700

CLUB." PRESIDENT OBAMA'S PLANS

FOR GUN CONTROL ARE FACING

UPHILL BATTLE FROM DEMOCRATS AND

REPUBLICANS.

TERRY: EFREM GRAHAM HAS THE

STORY.

REPORTER: PRESIDENT OBAMA

SAYS HIS SWEEPING NEW GUN

CONTROL PLAN WILL KEEP AMERICA'S

CHILDREN SAFE.

HE KICKED IT OFF BY SIGNING 23

NEW EXECUTIVE ORDERS.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: WE WILL

STRENGTHENING THE BACKGROUND

CHECK SYSTEM.

WE WILL HELP SCHOOLS HIRE MORE

WANT CE OFFICERS IF THEY

THEM.

CRITICS SAY IT

AMOUNTS ON AN ASSAULT OF SECOND

AMENDMENT AND OVERREACH.

PRESIDENT OBAMA'S SERIES AMOUNT

TO EXECUTIVE POWER GRAB THAT MAY

PLEASE POLITICAL BASE BUT NOT

SOLVE THE PROBLEM AT HAND.

SEVERAL STATES ARE PUSHING BACK

AGAINST THE PLANS.

GOVERNOR OF MISSISSIPPI WANTS TO

RESIST ANY PRESIDENTIAL ORDER

THAT MIGHT RESTRICT GUN RIGHTS.

TO USE THIS TRAGEDY FOR GREAT

REFORMS IS THE WRONG THING TO

DO.

WE NEED TO ENSURE

CONSTITUTIONAL GUARANTEES ARE

NOT OVERREACHED.

IN OREGON, HE WON'T ENFORCE

IT.

WE CAN'T LET HOW TRAGIC AND

HEINOUS THE HARMS ARE VERY FEW

PEOPLE DICTATE WHAT TURNS INTO

FEDERAL REGULATION AND INFRINGE

UPON THE RIGHTS OF AMERICANS.

REPORTER: KEN SAID THEY ARE

WITHIN THEIR RIGHTS TO REFUSE

EXECUTIVE ORDERS.

THEY DON'T APPLY TO STATE

GOVERNMENTS OR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

LIKE SHERIFFS OR STATE ATTORNEY

GENERAL.

PRESIDENT HAS NO SUCH AUTHORITY.

REPORTER: EFREM GRAHAM, CBN

NEWS.

GORDAN: THERE IS ANOTHER

IMPORTANT FACTOR.

IT ISN'T GETTING MUCH ATTENTION

WASHINGTON.

LEE WEB HAS THE STORY FROM THE

NEWS ROOM.

REPORTER: GORDAN, NO

CONNECTION MADE BETWEEN VIOLENT

BLOODY VIDEO GAMES AND REAL LIFE

VIOLENCE.

THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY WON'T

BE EXEMPT.

ONE OF THE 23 EXECUTIVE ORDERS

CALLS TO RESEARCH THE CAUSES AND

PREVENTION OF GUN VIOLENCE,

SPECIFICALLY THE VIDEO GAMES AND

MEDIA TO VIOLENCE.

PRESIDENT CALLING ON CONGRESS TO

PROVIDE 10 MILLION DOLLARS FOR

THAT RESEARCH.

PASTOR OF EPISCOPAL CHURCH

CLOSEST TO THE WHITE HOUSE WILL

GIVE THE BENEDICTION MONDAY.

REVEREND LUIS LEON REPLACES

GIGILIO.

A SPOKESWOMAN FOR THE

PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURAL COMMITTEE

THOSE THE PERSON REFLECTED TO

PRAY WILL SHOW THE

ADMINISTRATION'S BELIEFS.

IT BLESSES SAME-SEX MARRIAGE AND

PARTNERS.

ECONOMIC GROWTH PICKED UP LAST

MONTH.

CHRISTMAS SALES GAVE IT A BOOST.

IT IS NOT ENOUGH TO IMPROVE THE

JOB MARKET.

HOME PRICES RISING ACROSS THE

COUNTRY.

SOME ANALYST BELIEVE THE HOUSING

INDUSTRY IS FINALLY REBOUNDING.

OVERALL ECONOMISTS EXPECT THE

SAME AS LAST YEAR, GORDAN.

GORDAN: THAT IS REALLY GOOD

NEWS.

IF THE HOUSING INDUSTRY TRULY IS

BACK, THAT WILL BE A SOURCE OF

NEW JOBS, HOME CONSTRUCTION,

HOME REPAIR, REMODELING.

ONE OF THE BIGGEST JOB ENGINES

IN THE UNITED STATES.

WE'LL BE BACK

WITH MORE "THE 700 CLUB" RIGHT

AFTER THIS.

GORDAN: FRANK AND DAWN

MATTHEWS LOVED TO SPEND MONEY.

THEY HAD ONE RULE, IF YOU WANT

IT, BUY IT.

THEN THE ECONOMY FELL AND THEIR

BUSINESS HIT ROCK BOTTOM.

REPORTER: FRANK AND DAWN

A SUCCESSFUL SEED

COMPANY.

THEY BIT ON CONTRACTS AND OFTEN

GET THEM.

THE MATTHEWS ADMIT WHEN THEY

FIRST STARTED SEEING GREEN, THEY

WERE FOOLISH ABOUT SPENDING

MONEY.

THINGS WE WANTED TO DO, WE

WENT OUT AND DID IT.

WE WERE SPENDING MONEY LIKE

IT WAS ENDLESS.

WHEN THE ECONOMY TOOK A

DOWNTURN, JOB CONTRACTS WERE

SCARCE.

WE WERE BEHIND, SOME BILLS

TWO AND THREE MONTHS BEHIND.

BILLS COMING IN AND STACKING UP.

THE MONEY WASN'T.

I WAS PARALYZED WITH FEAR.

MATTHEWS HAD CREDIT CARD

BALANCES, LOANS AND OWED BACK

TAXES, ALL TOTALLY $400,000 OF

DEBT.

LIFE STARTED BECOMING VERY

DIFFICULT.

I WAS NOT SLEEPING.

I WAS IN FEAR.

I WAS STRESSED.

AND I WAS REALLY STRUGGLING WITH

JUST GETTING OUT OF BED EVERYDAY

FACING WORK AND MY FAMILY.

I FELT LIKE A FAILURE.

FRANK PARADE AND ASKED GOD

WHAT WAS WRONG.

HE FELT GOD WAS TELLING HIM HIS

PRIORITIES WERE OUT OF LINE.

I KNEW THAT THE LORD WANTED

ME TO REPENT.

I JUST SAID GOD, I WANT TO LIVE

FOR YOU.

I FELT HIS SPIRIT.

AND GOD RESTORED MY LIFE THAT

DAY.

REPORTER: FRANK PRAYED FOR

GUIDANCE AND AT THE SAME TIME

DAWN STARTED WATCHING "700

CLUB."

HE WOULD TEACH ABOUT TITHING,

I KNEW IT WAS SOMETHING WE

SHOULD BE DOING AND OUT OF GOD'S

WILL.

THEY ALSO CUT UP THEIR

CREDIT CARDS AND MATTHEWS

STARTED TO SEE A CHANGE.

WORK STARTED PICKING UP,

CHECKS WERE COMING IN THAT WE

DIDN'T EXPECT TO COME IN.

PHONE WAS RINGING.

PEOPLE WERE CALLING ON JOBS WE

QUOTED IN THE PAST AND SAYING

HEY, I HAVE THIS JOB, COME OUT

AND START IMMEDIATELY.

OUR LIFE WAS STARTING TO GET

EXCITING AGAIN. DAWN AND

FRANK DECIDED TO GIVE OVER AND

ABOVE THEIR TITHE.

SIX MONTHS LATER THE MATTHEWS

LANDED 1.5 MILLION DOLLARS WITH

VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF

TRANSPORTATION LAYING SEED ON

THE SIDES OF INTERSTATES.

WE WERE SO EXCITED.

WE JUMPED UP AND DOWN, PRAISE

GOD, WE GOT A CHANCE AT LIFE

AGAIN.

WE WERE BEING OBEDIENT AND

WANTED TO DO MORE AND MORE AND

MORE.

THE VIRGINIA TRANSPORTATION

DEPARTMENT EXTENDED CONTRACT TO

QUADRUPLEION DOLLARS,

STARTED EY

TITHING IN 2009.

THE MATTHEWS PAID OFF ALL THEIR

DEBT.

IF YOU DON'T SEE A WAY OUT, I

ENCOURAGE YOU TO BECOME OBEDIENT

TO THE LORD AND START TITHING.

WE ARE OBEDIENT.

HE IS GOING TO BLESS US FOR

THAT.

GORDAN: FRANK AND DAWN GOT

THE OBEDIENCE.

MALACHI CHAPTER 3, BRING ALL OF

THE TITHES INTO THE STOREHOUSE

THERE MAYBE FOOD IN MY HOUSE AND

PROVE ME NOW IN THIS SAYS THE

LORD OF HOST.

IF I WILL NOT OPEN THE WINDOWS

OF HEAVEN AND POUR OUT A

BLESSING THERE WILL NOT BE ROOM

ENOUGH TO RECEIVE IT.

FRANK AND DAWN GOT THEIR LIFE

BACK, BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES,

PEOPLE THEY BID ON JOBS, CALLING

THEM UP, CAN YOU START RIGHT

AWAY?

ALL OF THAT BECAUSE THEY WERE

OBEDIENT WITH TITHEINGS.

BIBLE SAYS DON'T TEST THE LORD,

ON THIS PARTICULAR THING, YOU

CAN.

SAY OKAY, I'LL TEST YOU WITH MY

TITHES AND OFFERINGS.

RUSSELL FOX HAS A BEAUTIFUL

HOME, GREAT SALARY AND EVEN

THINKING OF RETIRING.

WAS WORKING RUSSELL

$10 AN HOUR AND WONDERING HOW HE

WOULD PAY HIS BILLS.

REPORTER: RUSSELL FOX OF

ARLINGTON, TEXAS HAS ALWAYS BEEN

COMMITTED TO HIS FAMILY.

BEFORE HIS MOTHER DIED, HE MOVED

HOME TO BE HER COMPLETE TAKER.

I WAS RAISED THAT WAY.

I COULD NOT MEET HER DOCTOR

BILLS.

IT WAS FOOD OR SHELTER OR

MEDICATION.

REPORTER: HE WAS WILLING TO

WORK TWO OR THREE JOBS TO MAKE

ENDS MEET.

HE DRAINED HIS RETIREMENT FUND.

FINALLY HE FOUND A POSITION AS A

SECURITY GUARD.

IT ONLY BROUGHT IN $10 AN HOUR.

I FELT LIKE A FAILURE.

I WAS MAD ALL THE TIME.

I FELT TERRIBLE.

AS LOW AS YOU CAN GO.

REPORTER: ONE DAY WHILE

DRIVING, RUSSELL HEARD A VOICE.

IT WAS A STILL VOICE THAT

SAID DON'T GIVE UP.

REPORTER: HE HADN'T BEEN

TRUSTING GOD WITH HIS FINANCES.

I LOST EVERYTHING BECAUSE I

PUT GOD ON THE BACK BURNER.

I WANTED TO GET OUT OF THE

SLUMPS.

HOW'S THE BEST WAY TO GET OUT?

TITHE.

REPORTER: RUSSELL TITHED ON

HIS $10 AN HOUR JOB AND WAS

CONFIDENT.

I SAID GOD WILL SUPPLY ALL OF

MY NEEDS ACCORDING TO HIS RICHES

AND GLORY, WAIT AND SEE.

SIX DAYS LATER I GET AN

INTERVIEW.

REPORTER: SIX DAYS AFTER THAT

RUSSELL STARTED A NEW JOB MAKING

OVER $60,000 A YEAR.

TODAY HE CONSISTENTLY TITHES AND

HAS BECOME A CBN PARTNER.

HE HAS BUILT HIS 401K ACCOUNT

BACK UP AND THINKING OF RETIRING

SOON.

I LIKE TO GIVE.

IF YOU WANT FINANCIAL FREEDOM,

TEST THE LORD, PAY YOUR TITHES.

HE'LL TAKE YOU AS FAR AS YOU

WANT TO GO AS LONG AS YOUR

OBEDIENT TO HIM.

TRUST ME.

I TESTED HIM.

E CAME THROUGH WITH FLYING

COLORS.

GORDAN: YOU CAN TEST HIM WITH

YOUR TITHES AND OFFERINGS.

MATTHEW CHAPTER 6, DON'T WORRY

ABOUT HAVING ENOUGH FOOD OR

DRINK OR CLOTHING, YOUR HEAVENLY

FATHER WILL GIVE YOU ALL YOU

NEED FROM TIME TO TIME IF YOU

LIVE FOR HIM AND MAKE THE

KINGDOM OF GOD YOUR PRIMARY

CONCERN.

DRUM ROLL

CBN PARTNERS S TO

ANT TO CHALLENGE THEM TO TRY

GOD.

FOR THE NEXT 30 MINUTES, THEY'LL

MATCH YOUR DONATION DOLLAR FOR

DOLLAR UP TO $175,000.

LET'S PRAY.

LORD WE ASK FOR BLESSING FOR

THIS.

WE ASK FOR ANOINTING.

WINDOWS OPEN IN HEAVEN FOR THE

PARTNERS THAT MADE IT POSSIBLE

TO ISSUE THIS CHALLENGE.

WE ASK THAT YOU SPEAK TO THOSE

WATCHING MAKING DECISIONS.

LET THEM KNOW YOU WANT THEM TO

PROVIDE ALL YOUR NEEDS ACCORDING

TO YOUR RICHES AND GLORY.

DO IT, LORD, FOR WE ASK IT IN

JESUS' NAME, AMEN.

$175,000, 30 MINUTES TO MAKE IT.

A CHALLENGE MEANS, CBN DONORS

WANT TO CHALLENGE YOU TO GIVE.

THEY ARE SAYING IF YOU GIVE IN

THE NEXT 30 MINUTES, WE'LL MATCH

DOLLAR UP TO

$175,000.

WE ARE ASKING YOU TO JOIN "THE

700 CLUB," HOW MUCH THAT?

$20 A MONTH 65 CENTS A DAY. SOME

OF YOU SAY I CAN GIVE MORE.

"THE 700 CLUB" GOLD, $40 A

MONTH.

THOUSAND CLUB IS $1,000 A YEAR.

FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN, $10,000 OR

MORE A YEAR.

GOD IS SPEAKING TO YOU TO GIVE.

JOIN IN EVERYTHING WE ARE DOING

AROUND THE WORLD.

IF YOU WANT TO SEE THE GOSPEL

AROUND THE WORLD, JOIN "THE 700

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WE HAVE 15 TELEVISION PRODUCTION

CENTERS LOCATED STRATEGICALLY

AROUND THE WORLD WHERE WE TRAIN

LOCAL CHRISTIANS HOW TO TEACH

THE GOSPEL IN THEIR LANGUAGE,

HOW HE IS SAVING, DELIVERING,

HEALING.

HE WANT THEM TO KNOW GOD LOVES

THEM, CALL US 1-800-759-0700.

TERRY?

TERRY: WHEN YOU JOIN "THE

700 CLUB," WE ARE GOING TO SEND

YOU A NEW COPY OF THIS DVD "LIFE

BEYOND THE GRAVE PART 2"

FEATURING AMAZING STORIES OF

PEOPLE THAT DIED AND CAME BACK

TO TELL ABOUT IT.

WATCH THIS.

TERRY: THE STORIES ON THIS

DVD ARE NOTHING SHORT OF

AMAZING.

YOU WANT TO SEE THEM.

THERE IS A MESSAGE FOR ALL OF

US.

WE WANT TO BE SURE YOU GET THIS

IN YOUR HANDS, CALL THE TOLL

FREE NUMBER 1-800-759-0700.

SAY I WANT TO BE A "THE 700

CLUB" MEMBER.

WE'LL GET THIS OUT TO YOU RIGHT

AWAY.

JOIN BY LOGGING ON TO CBN.COM.

GORDAN?

GORDAN: STUDIES SHOW MORE

THAN HALF OF NEW BUSINESSES FAIL

WITHIN THE FIRST FIVE YEARS.

CODY AND SHERRY'S COMPANY WAS

ALMOST ONE OF THOSE STA TIS

TICKS UNTIL THEY LEARNED HOW TO

STAY OUT OF DEBT.

REPORTER: CODY SAYS GOD GAVE

HIM AN IDEA.

HIS WIFE EXPLAINS.

WE HAD A COMMERCIAL BANKER

GIVE US FINANCIAL ADVICE TO

ALWAYS USE SOMEBODY ELSE'S THAT

WAY IF YOU LOST EVERYTHING YOU

WOULDN'T LOSE WHAT YOU HAD.

THE CLEMENS USED CREDIT

CARDS.

BUYING THINGS ON CREDIT WAS A

HABIT HARD TO BREAK.

I WAS SPENDING A LOT OF

MONEY.

I WASN'T PAYING MY DEBT.

GOD GAVE US THE WARNING, YOU

HAVE TO GET OUT OF DEBT OR I

CAN'T USE YOU.

> REPORTER: THE COUPLE DOWN

SIZED.

AN ESTMENTN

EXPENSIVE MAGAZINE AD.

THE AD CAME OUT DECEMBER 10TH,

2001.

ALL THEIR SALES CAME TO A HALT.

TO THIS DAY WE HAVEN'T GOTTEN

A SINGLE PHONE CALL OFF THE AD.

THEIR DEBT TOTALLED $300,000.

ONE THEY THEY READ ABOUT THE

PRINCIPLES OF TITHING.

I WANTED TO MAKE SURE GOD WAS

PAID FIRST.

SHERRY BELIEVES GOD TOLD THEM

TO PAY OFF THE MORTGAGE ON THEIR

FARM BEFORE THE CREDIT CARD.

WHEN I WAS QUESTIONING GOD,

HE SAID I WANT YOU TO PAY OFF

YOUR HOUSE FIRST.

WE ARE NOT GOING TO DO IT HOW

MAN DOES IT.

I WANT TO GET THE GLORY FOR YOUR

TESTIMONY AND NOT MAN'S WISDOM.

I DISAGREED WITH HER.

I TURNED HIM OVER TO GOD.

I WAS LIKE YOU DEAL WITH HIM.

CODY PURSUED REFINANCING THE

HOUSE.

ALL OF HIS ATTEMPTS FELL

THROUGH.

ONE DAY SOMETHING CHANGED.

ALL I KNEW, I WOKE UP, I HAD

THIS WONDERFUL IDEA THAT WE HAVE

TO PAY OFF THIS HOUSE.

IT WAS MY IDEA!

I HAD THIS IDEA.

REPORTER: THE CLEMENS WORKED

HARD AND PAID OFF THEIR

MORTGAGE.

THEIR CUSTOMERS STOPPED PAYING

AND INCOME DWINDLED.

EVEN AT THE LOWEST PART THEY

SAID GOD PROVIDED.

THAT WAS THE TOUGHEST PART.

HE GAVE US THE EVIDENCE HE WAS

FAITHFUL AND THE PLAN.

BE OBEDIENT, HE'LL PULL US

THROUGHOUT FIRE.

CODY AND SHERRY KNEW HE WAS

FAITHFUL AND CONTINUED TO TITHE

AND TRUST.

PEOPLE STARTED PAYING EARLY.

WONDERFUL.

WEGETHER WHENE

REALLY UNDERSTOOD WHAT HIS

DESIRE WAS AND GOT INTO

AGREEMENT WITH HIM.

THROUGHOUT YEARS, CODY AND

SHERRY CONTINUED TO GIVE TO

THEIR CHURCH AND CBN.

WE STARTED SEEING ALL THESE

NEW BLESSINGS OF PROVISION

COMING INTO OUR LIVES.

TODAY THEIR BUSINESS IS GOING

GREAT AND COMPLETELY DEBT FREE.

IF YOU DON'T PLANT A SEED,

NOTHING WILL GROW.

IT DOESN'T MATTER IF IT IS A

DOLLAR OR A HUNDRED OR A

THOUSAND, SIZE DOESN'T MATTER.

IT IS YOUR FAITH AND BEING

OBEDIENT AND STEPPING OUT.

GORDAN: CODY AND SHERRY SAID

THEIR LIFE TURNED AROUND WHEN

THEY STARTED GIVING TO GOD FIRST

PROVERBS 3, HONOR THE LORD WITH

YOUR POSSESSIONS AND FIRST

FRUITS OF ALL YOUR INCREASES SO

YOUR BARNES ARE FILLED WITH

PLENTY AND VATS OVERFILLED WITH

NEW WINE.

DO THAT.

AT THE START OF 2013, I AM GOING

TO TURN MY LIFE AROUND.

IF YOU HONOR GOD WITH THE FIRST

FRUITS OF YOUR INCREASE, SEE

WHAT HAPPENS TO YOU.

DO IT EASILY, CALL US,

1-800-759-0700, SAY YES, I WANT

TO JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

WHEN YOU CALL ASK FOR PLEDGE

EXPRESS.

ELECTRONIC MONTHLY GIVING.

THE BANK DOES ALL THE WORK.

NO CHECKS TO WRITE.

NOTHING TO MAIL IN.

WE SAVE SO MUCH ON THE

PROCESSING, WE CAN SEND YOU

"POWER FOR LIFE" MONTHLY

TEACHINGS CD'S.

AFTER STEVE CURRY'S DIVORCE, HIS

BILLS PILED UP.

SOMETIMES HE STRUGGLED JUST TO

BUY FOOD.

ALL IT TOOK WAS ONE GOOD IDEA TO

GET HIM OUT OF DEBT FOR GOOD

REPORTER: STEVE CURRY HAS

BEEN A POLICE OFFICER FOR NEARLY

25 YEARS.

THE JOB PAYS WELL.

IT WASN'T ENOUGH WHEN HE

DIVORCED PUTTING A STRAIN ON HIS

FINANCES.

I WAS LEFT WITH A SUBSTANTIAL

AMOUNT OF CREDIT CARD DEBT.

IT WAS TOUGH AND STRAINING.

CHILD SUPPORT ADDED UP.

HE HAD TO COMMUTE TO GET HIS

KIDS AND NEEDED CHILD CARE WHEN

HIS KIDS WERE THERE ON THE

WEEKENDS.

I WAS I GOING TO PAY FOR THE

GAS AND CHILD CARE?

IT WAS DIFFICULT

REPORTER: HE LEARNED

LESSONED ON TITHING.

AND LEARNED DONATING

THE WHAT

BIBLE SAYS.

REPORTER: STEVE SAYS GOD GAVE

HIM AN IDEA TO IMPROVE SQUAD

CARS.

STEVE AND HIS PARTNER DESIGNED

"READY BUCKLE."

HE NEVER HAS TO ENTER THE CAR

REPORTER: STEVE AND PARTNER

OBTAINED A PATTEN.

FIRST PROCEEDS CHECK WAS

$10,000.

TO WATCH GOD WORK IS

UNBELIEVE.

WATCHING IT COME FROM SCRATCH

FROM A NAPKIN TO SELLING IT TO

MAKING MONEY, TOTAL EXCITEMENT.

GIVING TO THE LORD IS THE BEST

INVESTMENT YOU ARE GOING TO

MAKE.

HE WANTS TO SHOW YOU WHAT HE CAN

DO FOR YOU.

IF YOU TITHE IT IS ONE WAY THE

LORD CAN COMMUNICATE TO YOU, SEE

I AM ANSWERING YOUR PRAYER.

GORDAN: GOD WANTS TO ANSWER

YOUR PRAYERS.

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO DO THAT?

HEBREWS CHAPTER 11 WITHOUT FAITH

IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO PLEASE HIM.

FOR HE THAT COMES TO GOD MUST

BELIEVE HE IS AND HE IS A

REWARDER OF THOSE THAT

DILIGENTLY SEEK HIM.

THIS ISN'T SOME ON AGAIN OFF

AGAIN THING.

THIS ISN'T SOMETHING YOU CAN DO

SPORADICALLY.

WHEN YOU HAVE A LIFE STYLE OF

FAITH, DILIGENTLY SEEKING HIM,

THAT IS WHEN THE BLESSINGS COME.

IT CAME FOR STEVE.

GOD GAVE HIM AN IDEA THAT LEAD

TO BLESSINGS NOT JUST FOR STEVE

BUT EVERY ONE OF THOSE OFFICERS

OUTFITTED WITH THAT NEW SEAT

BELT.

IT IS A BLESSING FOR EVERYBODY

AND LEADS TO SAFETY, SECURITY,

ALL OF THAT BECAUSE GOD GAVE HEM

AN IDEA.

IT IS WONDERFUL WHAT HAPPENS

WHEN YOU PUT THE PRINCIPLES INTO

PRACTICE AND YOU CAN DO THAT

NOW.

IF YOU WANT TO SAY I AM GOING TO

START GIVING.

NOW IS THE TIME TO DO IT,

$175,000 CHALLENGE, 19 MINUTES

TO GO.

RED NUMBER UP, 133,000 LEFT ON

THAT CHALLENGE.

WE NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU, GO TO

THE PHONE AND CALL US,

1-800-759-0700.

LET'S GO TO WENDY AT THE PHONES.

WENDY: THANKS, GORDAN.

IF YOU COUNT ALL OF THE VERSES

IN THE BIBLE, JESUS SPOKE MORE

OFTEN ABOUT HELL IN THE BIBLE

TALKING ABOUT WEEPING AND

GNASHING OF TEETH.

IN "LIFE BEYOND THE GRAVE PART

2" YOU'LL SEE IT.

WENDY: HELL IS REAL, DON'T

PLAY RUSSIAN ROULETTE WITH YOUR

LIFE.

IT IS NOT WORTH IT.

NONE OF US IS GUARANTEED

TOMORROW.

LET TODAY BE THE DAY YOU

SURRENDER YOUR HEART AND LIFE TO

JESUS CHRIST.

IT WILL BE THE BEST DECISION YOU

MAKE ON THIS SIDE OF ETERNITY.

WE WANT YOU TO HAVE "LIFE BEYOND

THE GRAVE PART 2" AND OUR FREE

GIFT TO YOU, JUST $20 A MONTH 65

CENTS A DAY. 1-800-759-0700 OR

YOU CAN LOG ON TO CBN.COM.

WE ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF A

$175,000 PLEDGE.

EVERY PLEDGE IS MATCHED DOLLAR

FOR DOLLAR.

IF YOU ARE ALREADY A "THE 700

CLUB" WE WANT TO SAY THANK YOU

SO MUCH.

TAKE IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL $40 A

MONTH, GOLD OR THOUSAND MEMBER

$84 A MONTH, YOU GET FIVE

COPIES.

THEY'LL SIT DOWN AND WATCH A

GREAT DVD ABOUT PEOPLE THAT HAVE

DIED, GONE TO THE OTHER SIDE AND

COME BACK TO TELL THEIR

INCREDIBLE AMAZING STORIES ABOUT

HEAVEN AND WARNINGS ABOUT HELL.

WE DON'T WANT TO GO TO HELL.

THIS IS OUR FREE GIFT TO YOU.

THIS MAYBE ONE OF THE MOST

IMPORTANT DVD'S WE HAVE EVER HAD

ON OUR TELETHON, PLEASE

1-800-759-0700.

TERRY?

TERRY: PERRY COUNTY,

PENNSYLVANIA HAS BEEN HIT HARD

BY THE RECESSION.

OPERATION BLESSING IS THERE TO

FEED FAMILIES THAT NEED EXTRA

HELP LIKE GEORGE AND BECCA CLEG.

REPORTER: GEORGE SERVES IN

THE ARMY AND HIS WIFE AND

CHILDREN ARE BEING TAKEN CARE

OF.

THE SEPARATION IS DIFFICULT.

IT IS HARD WITH MY KIDS

YOUNGER.

THEY DON'T TRULY UNDERSTAND

WHERE HE IS GOING.

WE ARE JUST TRUSTING GOD.

REPORTER: BECCA HELPS THE

KIDS TO CREATE SCRAPBOOKS TO

ENCOURAGE DAY.

GEORGE JOINED THE ARMY TO INSURE

STABILITY FOR HIS FAMILY AFTER

THE RESCISSION.

IT WAS KIND OF LIKE HE WENT

INTO WORK ONE DAY AND THAT WAS

IT.

WE DIDN'T HAVE A FAIR WARNING.

REPORTER: THE CLEGS LIVE IN

PERRY COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA.

BECCA WORKS PART TIME AS A HAIR

HAIRER.

ENOUGH.COME WASN'T

TURNED TO OPERATION

BLESSING BREAD OF LIFE OUTREACH.

THE CLEGS WERE ABLE TO PICK UP

FOOD AND OTHER HOUSE HOLD

SUPPLIES WHEN THEY NEED IT.

YOUR FIRST THOUGHT IS I'LL GO

WITHOUT BEFORE MY KIDS.

KNOWING THEY HAD THE THINGS THEY

NEEDED MAKES YOU SLEEP BETTER AT

NIGHT.

OPERATION BLESSING TEAMS UP

WITH BREAD OF LIFE.

THE FOOD FROM OPERATION BLESSING

DOES MORE THAN MEET PHYSICAL

NEEDS.

THE FOOD GIVES US SUCH A

TREMENDOUS OPPORTUNITY TO SHOW

JESUS CARES ABOUT THEM.

OPENS THEIR HEARTS TO RECEIVE

GOD'S WORK.

CLEGS ARE DOING WELL THANKS

TO THE INCOME FROM THE ARMY.

WHILE HER HUSBAND SERVES HIS

COUNTRY, BECCA MAKES IT A

PRIORITY TO VOLUNTEER AT BREAD

OF LIFE.

SHE IS GRATEFUL AND WANTS OTHERS

TO RECEIVE THE BLESSINGS SHE

REACHED.

THANKS DOESN'T EVEN SEEM TO

COVER IT.

IT SEEMS LIKE A SMALL WORD TO

SAY BECAUSE IT IS.

IT IS AMAZING THE LIVES TOUCHED

AND CHANGED THROUGH OPERATION

BLESSING.

TERRY: CARING ABOUT OTHERS,

TOUCHING THEM AT THEIR POINT OF

NEED, BEING THERE, MAKING A

DIFFERENCE, THAT IS WHAT "THE

700 CLUB" PARTNERS DO EVERY

SINGLE DAY OF THE WEEK.

JOIN WITH US.

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE WITH

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WHEN YOU

JOIN WITH US, OUR NUMBER IS TOLL

FREE NUMBER 1-800-759-0700.

TO JOIN "THE 700 CLUB" IT IS $20

A MONTH 65 CENTS A DAY..

THAT IS ALL YOU HAVE TO SAY WHEN

YOU CALL, I WANT TO JOIN "THE

700 CLUB."

IF YOU ARE A "THE 700 CLUB"

MEMBER AND WANT TO JOIN A HIGHER

CLUB MEMBER, "THE 700 CLUB"

GOLD, $40 A MONTH.

THOUSAND CLUB MEMBERS GIVE

$1,000 A YEAR BREAKING DOWN TO

$84 A MONTH.

AND 2500 MEMBER AND FOUNDERS

MEMBER AND CHAIRMANS CIRCLE IS

$10,000 A YEAR.

CALL NOW, DO SOMETHING TO MAKE A

DIFFERENCE.

GORDAN: I HAVE PEOPLE GOING

UP TO CLUB LEVELS, FOUNDER

$7,000.

[APPLAUSE] VIRGINIA PLEDGE

EXPRESS FOUNDER $7,000.

HATCHY, FLORIDA, BRAND

NEWFOUNDER, $8,640.

GOD WANTS TO BLESS THAT DOUBLING

THAT, WE ARE IN $175,000

CHALLENGE, 12 MINUTES TO GO, WE

NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU,

1-800-759-0700.

ONE OF THE GREATEST JOYS FOR

PARENTS IS HEARING THEIR

CHILDREN LEARN TO SPEAK.

FOR ONE CHINESE COUPLE, THE

SOUND OF THEIR DAUGHTER'S VOICE

WAS ESPECIALLY SWEET.

IT WAS SOMETHING THEY NEVER

THOUGHT THEY WOULD HEAR.

REPORTER: WHEN THIS WOMAN

FOUND OUT SHE WAS GOING TO HAVE

TWINS SHE CRIED BECAUSE THEY

WERE TOLD ONE TWIN HAD WATER ON

THE BRAIN AND SUGGESTED HE HAVE

AN ABORTION.

MY HEART SUNK WHEN ONE OF MY

BABIES WOULD BE HANDICAPPED AND

OFFENLY I WAS GOING TO FALL

A CLIFF.

HOW COULD I NOT GIVE THEM A

CHANCE TO SEE THIS WORLD?

REPORTER: THE POOR COUPLE

WORKED EXTRA LONG HOURS TO GET

THE BABY THE MEDICAL ATTENTION

SHE NEEDED.

THE WATER ON HER BRAIN

DISAPPEARED.

SHE HAD YET ANOTHER CHALLENGE.

IF THERE WAS A DOG BARKING

SHE HAD NO RESPONSE.

SHE COULDN'T HEAR WHEN I RAN A

BELL BY HER EAR.

SHE WAS DEAF

REPORTER: THEY USED THE

REST OF THEIR SAVINGS TO BUY HER

A HEARING AID AND SEND HER TO

THERAPY.

HER HEARING AID BROKE WHEN SHE

WAS MAKING PROGRESS.

THERE WAS NO WAY THEY COULD

ONE.RD ANOTHER

WORRIED ABOUT HER

FUTURE.

SHE COULDN'T GO TO SCHOOL.

HOW WOULD SHE FIND A JOB?

REPORTER: WHEN CBN HEARD, WE

BOUGHT HER THE BEST DIGITAL

HEARING AID AVAILABLE.

WHEN SHE PUT ON HER NEW

HEARING AID, SHE SAYS I LOVE YOU

MAMA AND PAPA.

I JUST HELD HER AND CRIED.

NOW SHE WILL HAVE A WONDERFUL

FUTURE.

IT IS MORE THAN WE EVER COULD

HAVE DREAMED UP.

REPORTER: TODAY SHEENRON IS

HAPPY AND HEALTHY AND DOING JUST

AS WELL AS HER TWIN.

I USED TO THINK THERE WAS NO

ONE WHO CARED IN THE WORLD.

BUT I WAS WRONG.

YOU CARE.

YOU CARED ABOUT MY LITTLE

INSIGNIFICANT FAMILY AND REACHED

OUT YOUR HAND TO KEEP US FROM

FALLING OFF THE CLIFF.

THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING.

GORDAN: WE WANT TO REACH OUT

TO PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD TO

LET THEM KNOW GOD LOVES THEM.

WE LOVE THEM, TOO.

THEY ARE NOT INSIGNIFICANT BUT

VITALLY IMPORTANT.

THEY ARE PRECIOUS IN THE SIGHT

OF GOD.

WE WANT TO BE THERE FOR THEM

WHEN THEY ARE IN NEED.

JOIN WITH US, A PORTION OF EVERY

"THE 700 CLUB" GOES TO

THE WORK OF OPERATION BLESSING

TO HELP PEOPLE.

NOT JUST GIVE THEM A HANDOUT,

BUT A HAND UP, TO GIVE THEM A

HOPE AND FUTURE.

ANOTHER PORTION GOES INTO CBN

INTERNATIONAL TO PREACH THE

GOSPEL AROUND THE WORLD.

CALL US, 1-800-759-0700.

WE ARE IN $175,000 CHALLENGE.

WE NEED TO STOP THE CLOCK, CBN

PARTNERS SAY THAT IS NOT ENOUGH.

THEY WANT TO TAKE IT UP $125,000

ALL THE WAY TO $300,000.

[APPLAUSE].

GIVING IT TO THE END OF THE

HOUR.

LET'S PRAY.

LORD, WE ASK FOR BLESSING, MULTI

MULTIPLICATIO

MULTIPLICATION.

WE THANK YOU FOR THE DONORS THAT

MADE IT POSSIBLE.

WE ASK YOU TO BLESS THEM.

THERE WOULD BE OPEN WINDOWS OVER

THEIR FINANCES.

BE WITH THEM.

FOR THOSE WATCHING, MAKING

DECISIONS.

SPEAK TO THEM, ENCOURAGE THEM.

FOR WE ASK IT ALL IN JESUS'

NAME, AMEN.

$300,000, 23 MINUTES, CALL US U

1-800-759-0700.

LET'S GO TO KRISTI AT THE

PHONES.

KRISTI: THANK YOU SO MUCH,

GORDAN.

WHEN YOU THINK OF HEAVEN, WHAT

IS THE FIRST THING THAT COMES TO

MIND.

IN "LIFE BEYOND THE GRAVE PART

2," WE HEAR SO MUCH MORE.

TAKE A LOOK.

KRISTI: IF YOU TURN ON THE TV

SET, EVERY TV SHOW, EVERY

COMMERCIAL HAS THE SAME LOGAN,

LIVE FOR NOW.

WHATEVER YOU ARE GOING THROUGH

NOW, THAT IS ALL THAT MATTERS.

WHAT ABOUT ETERNITY?

THE REASON I ASK YOU IS BECAUSE

THERE ARE ABOUT SIX PEOPLE WHO

TOLD THEIR STORY IN THIS DVD.

THE ONE THING THEY ALL HAD IN

COMMON IS THEY ALL LIVED FOR

NOW.

WHEN THAT SUDDENLY HAPPENED AND

FACED WITH DEATH, HALF OF THEM

FOUND THEMSELVES IN HELL.

THE OTHER HALF FOUND THEMSELVES

IN HEAVEN.

ALL THEY INVESTED THEIR LIFE

INTO LED THEM TO A CERTAIN PATH.

HERE IS THE QUESTION OF THE DAY:

WHAT KIND OF LIFE ARE YOU

LIVING?

IF YOU SUDDENLY DIED, WHERE

WOULD YOU GO?

DO YOU KNOW?

IF YOU SAY KRISTI, I KNOW I AM

GOING TO HEAVEN I ACCEPTED JESUS

CHRIST AS MY LORD AND SAVIOR,

THEN PRAISE GOD.

IF YOU DON'T KNOW, THEN I WANT

YOU TO MAKE A DECISION.

IT IS AN IMPORTANT DECISION.

NOT ONLY DO I WANT YOU TO ACCEPT

JESUS CHRIST AS YOUR LORD AND

SAVIOR, I WANT YOU TO TAKE A

STEP OF FAITH AND SAY I WANT TO

JOIN WITH "THE 700 CLUB," I NEED

TO GET THIS DVD AND HEAR THEIR

STORIES.

I NEED MY LIFE TO CHANGE AND BE

CERTAIN, WHEN I DIE I KNOW WHERE

I AM GOING TO GO.

THAT IS WHY WE PUT THIS "LIFE

BEYOND THE GRAVE PART 2"

TOGETHER.

PART 1 WAS SO SUCCESSFUL WE HAD

TO DO A SECOND ONE.

YOU MAYBE SAYING KRISTI, I AM

SAVED.

ARE YOUR CHILDREN, YOUR SPOUSE,

YOUR NEIGHBORS?

IF THERE IS A QUESTION, YOU HAVE

TO GET THIS.

ONE MIGHT NOT BE ENOUGH.

IF YOU NEED THREE AND IF YOU

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB" GOLD, WE ARE

GOING TO GIVE YOU THREE, THAT IS

$40 A MONTH.

THAT IS ALL IT IS.

YOU CAN TAKE ONE FOR YOURSELF,

GIVE THE OTHER TWO AWAY.

$84 A MONTH, THAT THOUSAND CLUB

PARTNER, WE'LL GIVE YOU FIVE.

WHAT A WONDERFUL WITNESSING

TOOL.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS PUT IT IN

THE DVD PLAYER AND HIT PLAY.

PICK UP THE PHONE AND CALL.

JOIN WITH US, TERRY AND GORDAN

AND WENDY AND MYSELF HAVE BEEN

SHARING STORIES OF PEOPLE'S

LIVES CHANGED BECAUSE OF YOU.

WHAT BETTER GIFT WE CAN GIVE,

YES, FOOD AND CLOTHES.

WHAT ABOUT THE GIFT OF SALVATION

THROUGH JESUS CHRIST.

CALL NOW, 1-800-759-0700.

19 MINUTES LEFT ON THIS

CHALLENGE WHICH MEANS EVERY

DOLLAR IS DOUBLES, $300,000.

WE NEED THE PHONES TO RING.

WHO DO WE NEED?

YOU.

CALL RIGHT NOW, GORDAN.

GORDAN: ALL RIGHT.

WE HAVE A $300,000 CHALLENGE.

RED NUMBER UP, MORE THAN HALF

WAY $137,000 LEFT TO GO.

CLOVER, SOUTH CAROLINA, THOUSAND

CLUB MEMBER WANTS TO GO TO

FOUNDER.

TERRY: WOW.

GORDAN: $5,000.

MONTGOMERY, NEW YORK, I WANT TO

DOUBLE TO FOUNDER, $5,000.

[APPLAUSE].

CHARLESTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA, 2500

CLUB MEMBER, DOUBLE AS WELL,

$5,000.

SCOTTSDALE, KENTUCKY, $10,000.

SHOULD TAKE US TO $107,000.

THAT IS GREAT, 18 MINUTES, 23

SECONDS TO GO, 107 LEFT ON

$300,000 CHALLENGE.

WE NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU, CALL

US RIGHT NOW, 1-800-759-0700.

TONY RICHARDSON IS WORKING HIS

DREAM JOB.

A FEW YEARS AGO HE WAS OUT OF

WORK, DEEP IN DEBT AND ABOUT TO

LOSE HIS CAR.

REPORTER: TONY RICHARDSON

MADE A DECENT LIVING AS AN

ACCOUNTANT WORKING AROUND THE

COUNTRY AND INVESTED IN REAL

ESTATE WHICH STRETCHED HIS

COMPANY.

I USED TO LIVE IN TEXAS AND

ARKANSAS.AND

I WAS ALWAYS COMING UP SHORT.

THINGS WEREN'T GOING WELL.

SELL ORTER: HE

THE PROPERTIES, WITH THE SLUMP

IN THE MARKET, THERE WERE NO

BUYERS.

HE FELL BEHIND AND THE BANK

REPOSSESSED.

IT IS EASY TO SPEND MORE THAN

YOU HAVE AND MORE THAN YOU ARE

MAKING.

REPORTER: TONY STARTED GOING

TO A CHURCH THAT TAUGHT ON THE

IMPORTANCE OF TITHING.

I REALIZED I WASN'T MAKING IT

IF I WASN'T MAKING.

THE PLACE IN TEXAS SOLD.

I PAID MY TRUCK OFF.

REPORTER: TONY WAS ABLE TO

PAY OFF A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF

DEBT.

THE DEMAND FOR HIS ACCOUNTING

SERVICES STARTED TO INCREASE.

WITHIN TWO YEARS TONY'S INCOME

JUMPED FROM $30,000 TO SIX

FIGURES.

IT WAS EXCITING TO GIVE BACK

TO GOD AND BE BLESSED.

GOD PROSPERED ME PHYSICALLY,

FINANCIALLY, MATERIALLY.

IT WAS A WHOLE PERSON.

REPORTER: TONY DECIDED TO

GIVE MORE TO GOD WHEN HE LANDED

A JOB.

THE COMPANY ASKED HIM TO FALSIFY

A REPORT.

LATER --D, TWO DAYS

YOUDTAI

WORKING HERE ANYMORE

REPORTER: TONY WANTED TO

HONOR THE PLEDGE HE MADE TO CBN.

IT WAS A GOOD TIME TO SAY

HEY, I CAN'T AFFORD TO.

REPORTER: TONY GOT A CALL

FROM A FRIEND HE HADN'T TALKED

YEARS.

EACH YEAR HE WORKS TWO WEEKS IN

ST. THOMAS.

AND HE WORKS IN TENNESSEE.

WOW.OPLE ARE

IT WAS GOD BECAUSE HE CAN TRUST

YOU.

HE WILL PUT YOU SITUATIONS WHERE

YOU WILL PROSPER.

GORDAN: GOD WANTS TO TRUST

YOU.

START UNDERSTANDING GOD HAS

FAITH IN YOU.

HE WANTS TO BLESS YOU, HE WANTS

TO USE YOU.

HE WANTS YOU TO BE PART OF HIS

KINGDOM, HIS PLAN.

WHAT DOES IT TAKE?

JUST OBEY.

IF HE IS TELLING YOU TO GIVE DO

IT RIGHT NOW, 1-800-759-0700 IS

THE NUMBER TO CALL.

BE PART OF THIS $300,000

CHALLENGE.

BE PART OF CBN INTERNATIONAL

PREACHING THE GOSPEL.

IT IS ALL MADE POSSIBLE BECAUSE

PEOPLE LIKE YOU CARE ENOUGH TO

GIVE TO SAY YES, I WANT TO DO

THAT.

1-800-759-0700 TERRY?

TERRY: WE TALK TO YOU A LOT

ABOUT THE SIGNIFICANCE OF ACCESS

TO DRINKING WATER.

IN INDIA WATER SOLUTIONS IS

RAMPED.

IT IS EXPENSIVE.

FOR ONE FAMILY IT MEANT CHOOSING

BETWEEN CLEAN WATER OR FOOD FOR

THEIR CHILDREN.

SECONDRTER: INDIA IS THE

LARGEST SLUM IN ALL OF ASIA.

IT IS CONTAMINATED WITH TOXIC

WASTE AND SEWAGE.

THIS EIGHT-YEAR-OLD GIRL AND

FAMILY OFTEN GOT SICK.

WHEN I DRANK THE WATER I GOT

HEADACHES AND HAD TO GO TO THE

BATHROOM.

WE HAD TO WALK MANY HOURS FOR

GOOD WATER.

OUR CHILDREN WENT HUNGRY FOR

DAYS WHEN WE DIDN'T HAVE ENOUGH

CLEAN WATER FOR COOKING FOOD.

REPORTER: SHE DREAMS OF BEING

A DOCTOR.

SHE AND MANY CHILDREN OFTEN MISS

SCHOOL BECAUSE THEY ARE SICK.

THEY WANTED TO BUILD A WELL BUT

IT WAS ILLEGAL BECAUSE OF THE

LOW WATER LEVELS.

SHOULD WE BUY FOOD OR WATER

PURIFIER?

REPORTER: HALF THE FAMILIES

WON'T HAVE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN

CBNER BECAUSE

GAVE THEM WATER PURIFIERS AND

THEY WILL BE ON THE WAY SOON.

FILTERS WILL CLEAN 800 GALLONS

OF WATER ENOUGH FOR A FAMILY OF

FOUR TO LIVE ON FOR A YEAR.

WHEN THE FILTERS NEED TO BE

REPLACED, IT ONLY COSTS $5.

THEY NOW WON'T GET SICK FROM THE

WATER AND CAN GO TO SCHOOL.

NOW I CAN DRINK CLEAN WATER

AND STAY IN SCHOOL AND MAKE MY

DREAMS COME TRUE.

THANK YOU, CBN.

TERRY: NOT JUST SHAVANNI,

BUT THE FAMILIES ALL AROUND BUT

THAT HAPPENED BECAUSE OF YOUR

GENEROSITY IF YOU ARE A "THE 700

CLUB" MEMBER.

THE NEEDS ARE HUGE.

WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE WHEN WE

LINK ARMS TOGETHER.

JOIN WITH US TODAY, JOIN "THE

700 CLUB" CALL 1-800-759-0700.

SAY I WANT TO BE A "THE 700

CLUB" MEMBER.

WHEN YOU DO, WILL YOU SAY I WANT

TO DO IT USING PLEDGE EXPRESS?

THAT IS ELECTRONIC MONTHLY

GIVING.

YOUR BANK DOES ALL THE WORK.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO THINK OR WORRY

WHETHER YOUR MONEY IS GETTING

IN.

WORRY WHETHER YOU HAVE STAMPS

AND ENVELOPES.

THE BANK DOES ALL THE WORK.

IT SAVES US PROCESSING COSTS SO

WE CAN PUT MORE OF YOUR GIFT

INTO THE LIVES OF OTHERS.

OUR WAY OF SAYING THANK YOU FOR

USING PLEDGE EXPRESS IS BY

SENDING YOU "POWER FOR LIFE"

TEACHINGS.

WE WANT TO SHARE THEM WITH YOU.

YOU WILL BE A BLESSING AS YOU

REACH OUT TO OTHERS IN NEED.

WENDY, OTHER TO YOU.

WENDY: RANDY OVERDOSED AND

FELT A DEMON DRAGGING HIM TO

HELL, TAKE A LOOK.

I LOOKED BEHIND ME, THERE IT

WAS, IT WAS A HUGE SKULL, I CALL

IT A DARKNESS WITHIN A DARKNESS.

YOU HAVE DARKNESS, THEN THERE IS

A LIVING DARKNESS THAT HAD

POWER, AUTHORITY OVER ME.

IT WAS DRAGGING ME OUT.

IT WAS THIS HUGE SKULL LOOKING

THING, HAD CURLED HORNS LIKE A

RAM.

IT HAD AUTHORITY OVER ME BECAUSE

I DIDN'T HAVE JESUS CHRIST.

WENDY: AUTHORITY OVER HIM

BECAUSE HE DIDN'T HAVE JESUS

CHRIST.

CAN YOU IMAGINE HOW FRIGHTENING

THAT EXPERIENCE WAS FOR RANDY?

IMAGINE THAT IS YOUR ETERNITY?

FOREVER AND EVER.

NEVER BEING ABLE TO BE IN THE

PRESENCE OF GOD.

THAT IS HELL.

GOD HAS MADE A PERFECT WAY SO

YOU AND I NEVER HAVE TO GO THERE

FOR EVEN ONE SECOND.

JESUS CHRIST PAID THE PRICE FOR

US ON THE CROSS.

ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS BELIEVE

THAT HE IS WHO HE SAYS HE IS.

REMEMBER THE TWO THIEFS DYING

WITH JESUS WHEN HE WAS

CRUCIFIED?

ONE MOCKED HIM, COME DOWN IF YOU

ARE GOD.

OTHER SAID REMEMBER ME AND JESUS

SAID TODAY YOU WILL BE WITH ME

IN PARADISE.

HE DIDN'T HAVE TIME TO DO ONE

GOOD THING.

JESUS IS THE ANSWER.

"LIFE BEYOND THE GRAVE PART 2,"

THIS IS OUR GIFT WHEN YOU CALL

AND JOIN "THE 700 CLUB," $20 A

MONTH 65 CENTS A DAY. WE ARE IN

THE MIDDLE OF A $300,000

CHALLENGE WITH 9 MINUTES AND 50

SECONDS LEFT ON THE CLOCK.

EVERY DOLLAR WILL BE MATCHED

DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR.

IF YOU ARE A MEMBER, THANK YOU

SO MUCH, WHY NOT TAKE IT TO THE

NEXT LEVEL, $40 A MONTH, WE WANT

TO BLESS YOU WITH THREE "LIFE

BEYOND THE GRAVE PART 2," ONE

FOR YOU, TWO TO GIVE AWAY.

MAYBE YOU CAN GO TO THOUSAND

CLUB MEMBER $84 A MONTH.

"LIFE BEYOND THE GRAVE" IS OUR

GIFT WHEN YOU CALL RIGHT NOW AND

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB," GORDAN?

GORDAN: IT IS HAPPENING.

WE HAVE A $300,000 CHALLENGE,

PERRYVILLE IN MARYLAND, DOUBLING

TO $5,000.

[APPLAUSE] CALIFORNIA, PLEDGE

EXPRESS FOUNDER $5,000.

MARCHVILLE, LOUISIANA, FOUNDER

$5,000.

[APPLAUSE].

OKLAHOMA, ENID, OKLAHOMA, A

THOUSAND CLUB MEMBER GOING TO

$5,000.

TERRY: THERE YOU GO.

GORDAN: MATCHED AND DOUBLED

ON A $300,000.

WE NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU CALL US

RIGHT NOW, 1-800-759-0700.

RECENT POLL SAYS NO. 1 FEAR IN

AMERICA IS SPEAKING IN PUBLIC.

FEAROEL GREGORY, THAT

MISS A LIFE

HANGING OPPORTUNITY

AND JOHNTER:

GREGORY DESCRIBED THEIR SON AS

OUT GOING.

THERE WAS ONE PROBLEM.

HE IS HAS A FEAR OF STANDING

IN FRONT OF A GROUP AND

PERFORMING.

REPORTER: JOEL HAD HIS OWN

WORDS.

FRIGHTENED, TERRIFIED.

SUREE RTER: JOHN AND

TRIED TO CONVINCE HIM IT WOULD

BE FUN, JOEL WOULD HAVE NO PART.

OTHER KIDS PRACTICED TWO

MONTHS, I REFUSED.

REPORTER: THEY STARTED

WATCHING "SUPERBOOK." THEY LOVED

WATCHING THE CHARACTERS, CHRIS,

JOY, AND GIZMO.

WE PUT IT IN.

HE WATCHED IT OVER AND OVER.

SO DID OUR DAUGHTER SEELA.

THEY WATCHED IT 50 TIMES THAT

FIRST WEEK.

REPORTER: PRETTY SOON HE

MEMORIZED THE WHOLE EPISODE WORD

FOR WORD.

MY HUSBAND TURNED TO JOEL AND

SAID LOOK, CHRIS WAS AFRAID TO

PERFORM.

WHAT DID DAVID TELL HIM?

HE SAID HE SHOULD DO IT FOR GOD.

MY HUSBAND SAID THAT IS RIGHT.

REPORTER: ON EASTER MORNING A

CHILD DECIDED TO DROP OUT OF THE

PROGRAM.

THE CHILDRENS' PASTOR SAID

JOEL WANTS TO PERFORM AND DO IT

FOR GOD AND NOT GOING TO BE

AFRAID.

MY HUSBAND AND I CRIED WE

KNEW HOW MUCH COURAGE IT WAS

TAKING FOR HIM TO SAY THAT.

REPORTER: AFTER ONLY 10

MINUTES OF PRACTICE, JOEL

PERFORMED HISS PART PERFECTLY.

JOEL SAYS WATCHING "SUPERBOOK"

TAUGHT HIM NOT TO BE AFRAID AND

TO TRUST GOD.

WE STARTED WATCHING

"SUPERBOOK" AND THAT ENCOURAGED

ME.

GORDAN: WE WANT TO SEE THE

STORIES OF THE BIBLE GO AROUND

THE WORLD AND THIS YEAR

LAUNCHING "SUPERBOOK" IN OVER 38

LANGUAGES.

BROADCAST FROM THE PHILIPPINES,

INDONESIA, MULTIPLE LANGUAGES TO

REACH INDIA, MIDDLE EAST AFRICA,

LATIN AMERICA, EUROPE.

WE WANT TO TAKE THE STORIES OF

THE BIBLE TO THE CHILDREN OF THE

WORLD.

YOU ARE A PART OF IT WHEN YOU

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

IF YOU WANT TO SEE BIBLE STORIES

BROADCAST TO CHILDREN, ALL YOU

HAVE TO DO IS JOIN WITH US,

1-800-759-0700.

SAY YES, I WANT TO BE A PART OF

IT.

I WANT TO BE A PART OF

"SUPERBOOK," PART OF CBN

INTERNATIONAL, OPERATION

BLESSING PART OF EVERYTHING YOU

ARE DOING.

WE ARE ASKING $20 A MONTH 65

CENTS A DAY. JOIN WITH TENS OF

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE THAT WANT TO

MIKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD

TODAY.

WE HAVE A $300,000, 5 MINUTES ON

THE CLOCK, GO TO THE PHONE, CALL

US, 1-800-759-0700.

TERRY?

TERRY: WHEN THIS LITTLE BOY

WAS BORN, HIS PARENTS BELIEVED

HE IS PART OF A FAMILY CURSE

REPORTER: THIS BOY LOVES TO

PLAY WITH BROTHERS.

WITH HIM. PLAY

DOESN'T LOOK LIKE ANYBODY

LSE Z

GAVE BIRTH TO HIM, I

WAS SHOCKED HE HAD A CLEFT LIP.

SHE AND HUSBAND BLAMED IT ON

A FAMILY CURSE.

PEOPLE STARED AT HIM.

IT MADE HIM UNHAPPY.

WHEN THE OTHER CHILDREN MADE

FUN OF HIM, HE CRIED AND CRIED.

I FELT SO BAD FOR HIM.

REPORTER: ONE DAY A CBN

VOLUNTEER SAW HIM AND KNEW HE

COULD BE HELPED.

HE TOOK HIM TO A CBN OFFICE AND

SCHEDULED IMMEDIATELY FOR

SURGERY.

I KNEW THEY COULD FIX IT.

THEY SHOWED ME PICTURES OF OTHER

CHILDREN.

REPORTER: THE VERY NEXT DAY

HE UNDERWENT SURGERY.

HE HAD A BRIGHT NEW SMILE.

WAIT TO GO PLAY

OUTSIDE.

THERE WASIME

NO ONE THAT COULD HELP HIM.

MY SON'S LIP HAD BEEN FIXED.

THANKS, CBN FOR BRINGING THIS

HELP.

TERRY: THANK YOU SO MUCH.

IF YOU ARE A "THE 700 CLUB"

MEMBER, THAT IS ONE OF THE

THINGS YOUR MEMBERSHIP MADE

POSSIBLE.

YOU ARE AT WORK EVERYDAY, 24/7,

ALL AROUND THE WORLD AS WELL AS

AROUND THE UNITED STATES OF

AMERICA.

WE ARE INVITING YOU TO JOIN WITH

US, CALL NOW, 1-800-759-0700.

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

SAY I WANT TO DO IT USING PLEDGE

EXPRESS.

YOU WILL BE MAKING A HUGE

DIFFERENCE, GORDAN?

GORDAN: IT IS HAPPENING,

HEARING FROM HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA,

FOUNDER SAYING I WANT TO

INCREASE $6,300.

[APPLAUSE].

CALIFORNIA, 2500 CLUB MEMBER

DOUBLING TO FOUNDER, $5,000.

CALIFORNIA, ANOTHER $2,500

MEMBER DOUBLING TO $5,000.

AND FLORIDA, "THE 700 CLUB"

MEMBER SAYING I WANT TO GO ALL

THE WAY TO FOUNDER, $5,000.

BE PART OF WHAT WE DO.

BE PART OF REACHING THE WORLD

WITH THE GOSPEL OF JESUS.

BE PART OF OPERATION BLESSING.

BE PART OF "SUPERBOOK,"

EVERYTHING WE DO BY CALLING,

1-800-759-0700.

WHEN HER HUSBAND WALKED OUT,

SERDONA WAS LEFT TO RAISE FOUR

CHILDREN ON HER OWN.

SHE HAD NO WAY TO MAKE A LIVING

UNTIL CBN SHOWED UP IN HER

VILLAGE

REPORTER: IN THE FAR EASTERN

POOR AREA.

SARDONA IS A SINGLE MOTHER

TRYING TO RAISE FOUR CHILDREN.

IT WAS VERY HARD WHEN MY

HUSBAND ABANDONED US AND LEFT US

WITHOUT ANY MONEY.

IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO DESCRIBE

WITH WORDS

REPORTER: SHE HAD NO FOOD

FOR HER CHILDREN.

SHE DIDN'T KNOW WHO TO TURN TO.

SHE PRAYED.

THE MEMBERS OF HER CHURCH RAISED

A LITTLE MONEY BUT DIDN'T HAVE A

WAY TO SUPPORT THEM LONG TERM.

THE ONLY BAKERY IN TOWN WAS

CLOSING.

WE BOUGHT HER ALL THE EQUIPMENT

SHE NEEDED TO OPEN HER OWN

BAKERY.

FAMILY JUMPED WITH JOY AND

PRAISED GOD.

I IMMEDIATELY CALLED MY PASTOR'S

WIFE FOR PERMISSION TO PUT MY

NEW MACHINE IN THE CHURCH.

I WILL ALWAYS HAVE A STEADY

INCOME FOR MY FAMILY.

IF I COULD I WOULD GIVE EVERYONE

THE HELP BACK, THANK YOU SO

MUCH.

GORDAN: THANK YOU, IF YOU ARE

A MEMBER OF "THE 700 CLUB," YOU

ARE PART OF THAT BLESSING.

IF YOU ARE NOT A MEMBER, WE ARE

IN THE CLOSING SECONDS, 45

SECONDS, COUNT EVERYTHING ON THE

PHONE.

BE PART OF WHAT WE ARE DOING,

CALL US NOW US NOW

1-800-759-0700.

WHEN YOU CALL ASK FOR PLEDGE

EXPRESS, ELECTRONIC MONTHLY

GIVING.

WE'LL SEND YOU BACK MONTHLY

TEACHINGS CALLED "POWER FOR

LIFE."

ASK FOR THOSE WHEN YOU CALL OR

LOG ON TO CBN.COM.

WE ARE HEARING FROM CALIFORNIA

TODAY, CALIFORNIA CITY,

CALIFORNIA, $6,000.

PLEDGE EXPRESS.

RICHARDSON, TEXAS, 2500 CLUB

MEMBER SAYING I WANT TO GO ALL

THE WAY TO CHAIRMAN CIRCLE,

$12,000.

IT HAS BEEN A GLORIOUS DAY,

BLESSINGS, SOWING, YOU GAVE

$363,000.

WONDERFUL DAY, WE LEAVE YOU WITH

ACTS CHAPTER 20, REMEMBER THE

WORDS OF THE LORD JESUS, HE SAID

IT IS MORE BLESSED TO GIVE THAN

TO RECEIVE.

FOR TERRY, ME, ALL OF US, GOD

BLESS YOU, WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN.

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