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The 700 Club - February 13, 2013

Country singer/songwriter Josh Turner shares how God called him to be in the music industry. Plus, Cedrick's back pain kept him from living a normal teenage life, but a prayer on TV led to a miracle. Read Transcript


THERE IS A LONG BLACK

TRAIN *

Lee: COUNTRY MUSIC STAR

JOSH TURNER, HOW HE FOUND

HIS VOICE.

SINGING IS WHAT I WAS

SUPPOSED TO DO.

Lee: HOW HE LOST IT.

IT JUST PHYSICALLY HURT

TO UTTER ANY KIND OF SOUND.

Lee: AND HOW HE CAME

BACK STRONGER ON THE OTHER

SIDE.

I'M NOT GOING TO LET THIS

DEFEAT ME.

*

[APPLAUSE]

Pat: WELL, IT WAS THE

STATE OF THE UNION, AND WAS

THERE ANYTHING UNUSUAL?

NOT REALLY.

BUT THE PRESIDENT LAID OUT

AN AMBITIOUS AGENDA FOR

AMERICA.

AND HE LAID IT IN THE STATE

OF THE UNION.

HE HAD WHAT HE WANTED TO SEE

DONE FOR AMERICA.

AND THE REACTION WAS

PREDICTABLE.

Chris: PAT, THE

PRESIDENTS PLAN COVERS THE

ECONOMY, GOVERNMENT

SPENDING, GUN CONTROL AND A

LOT MORE.

JOHN JESSOP HAS THIS LOOK AT

THE SPEECH AND WHAT PEOPLE

ARE SAYING ABOUT IT.

Reporter: EMBOLDENED BY

A SECOND TERM IN THE OVAL

OFFICE, PRESIDENT OBAMA

DECLARED A STRONGER AMERICA

THAN FOUR YEARS AGO.

President Obama:

TOGETHER, WE HAVE CLEARED

AWAY THE RUBBLE OF CRISIS.

AND WE CAN SAY WITH RENEWED

CONFIDENCE THAT THE STATE OF

OUR UNION IS STRONGER.

Reporter: AND TO KEEP

IT ON THAT PATH, HE ARGUED

FOR A BALANCED APPROACH TO

FEND OFF THE SEQUESTER,

AUTOMATIC SPENDING CUTS TO

THE MILITARY AND DOMESTIC

PROGRAMS SET TO KICK IN NEXT

MONTH.

BOTH PARTIES ARE TALKING

ABOUT THEM AS IF THEY'RE A

DONE DEAL.

I THINK WE HAVE TO

IMPLEMENT THEM TO SHOW THE

AMERICAN PEOPLE WE MEAN

BUSINESS ABOUT SPENDING

CUTS.

YOU WILL SEE FURLOUGHS,

AND PEOPLE WILL BE HURT,

BOTH IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR

AND IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR

THAT HAS CONTRACTS WITH THE

GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED

STATES TO CARRY OUT RESEARCH

AND DEVELOPMENT.

Reporter: AND HE

PRESSED CONGRESS TO CREATE A

FAIR, MORE COMPETITIVE

AMERICA, THAT

WOULD INCLUDE

RAISING THE FEDERAL

MINIMUM

WAGE TO $9 AN HOUR,

INVESTING IN EARLY CHILDHOOD

INVESTIGATION, AND CREATING

A JOBS

PROGRAM TO FIX THE

COUNTRY'S

COLLAPSING

INFRASTRUCTURE.

IDEAS CRITICIZED BY FLORIDA

SENATOR MARCO RUBIO IN HIS

OFFICIAL RESPONSE.

HIS SOLUTION FOR

VIRTUALLY EVERY PROBLEM WE

FACE IS FOR WASHINGTON TO

TAX MORE, BORROW MORE AND

SPEND MORE.

Reporter: PRESIDENT

OBAMA CONTINUED HIS CALL FOR

COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION

RECALL, AN AREA WHERE

DEMOCRATS ARE SAYING THEY

ARE FINDING MORE WILLING

REPUBLICAN PARTIES.

THEY GET IT.

THERE ARE GROWING NUMBERS

ALL GOING TO THE POLLS TO

VOTE FOR A DEMOCRAT.

Reporter: AND NATIONAL

SECURITY, THE PRESIDENT

ANNOUNCED 34,000 U.S. TROOPS

WILL RETURN FROM AFGHANISTAN

BY THE END OF NEXT YEAR.

BY THE END OF 2013, HE SAYS

THE WAR IN AFGHANISTAN WILL

BE OVER.

HE PLEDGED TO WORK CLOSER

WITH CONGRESS TO THWART

TERRORISTS, AND THE

PRESIDENT ALSO TOOK THE

OPPORTUNITY TO FOCUS ON THE

FIGHT FOR GUN CONTROL,

NAMING VICTIMS FROM RECENT

SHOOTINGS WHO ARE IN THE

CHAMBER.

President Obama: THEY

DESERVE A VOTE.

GABRIELLE GIFFORDS DESERVES

A VOTE.

THE FAMILIES OF NEWTOWN

DESERVE A VOTE.

THE FAMILIES OF AURORA

DESERVE A VOTE.

THE FAMILIES OF OAK CREEK

AND TUCSON AND BLACKBURG AND

THE COUNTLESS OTHER

COMMUNITIES AFFECTED BY GUN

VIOLENCE, THEY DESERVE A

VOTE.

Reporter: ONE SAID THE

PRESIDENT'S FOCUS TO PREVENT

VIOLENCE ON CHILDREN IS TOO

NARROW.

HE FAILED TO REMEMBER LIVES

LOST TO ABORTION.

AND YET HE FAILED TO TALK

ABOUT THE THOUSAND CHILDREN

WHO WILL NEVER HAVE

BIRTHDAYS IN THE LAST MONTH

OR SO, HE LEAVES OUT THE

4,000 CHILDREN THAT DIED

TODAY IN ABORTION CLINICS.

Reporter:

WHILE

REPUBLICANS WILL CREATE

ROADBLOCKS FOR THE SECOND

TERM AGENDA, THE PRESIDENT

FACES ANOTHER CHALLENGING,

TIME, WHICH IS NOT ON HIS

SIDE.

SECOND TERM PRESIDENTS

USUALLY HAVE BETWEEN A YEAR

OR YEAR AND A HALF BEFORE

ATTENTION SHIFTS TO

THE NEXT

WAVE OF ELECTIONS, WHICH

MEANS PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS

LITTLE TIME TO PULL OFF ANY

MAJOR FEATS.

Pat: THANKS, JOHN.

CBN NEWS HAD A SPECIAL

INTERVIEW WITH THE MAN WHO

GAVE THE REPUBLICAN

RESPONSE, FLORIDA SENATOR

MARCO RUBIO.

LEE WEBB HAS THAT STORY.

Lee: THERE WAS MUCH

ANTICIPATION SURROUNDING

MARCO RUBIO'S REBUTTAL TO

THE READY.

HE IS A RISING STAR IN THE

PARTY, AND SOME SAY HE COULD

BE THE GOVERNMENTAL NOMINEE

IN 2016.

HE BENT DOWN TO GRAB A SIP

OF WATER.

IT DID LOOK A BIT AWKWARD.

RUBIO IS HAVING FUN WITH IT,

THOUGH.

HE TALKED ABOUT HIS SPEECH

AND THE FUTURE WITH THE

REPUBLICAN PARTY WITH CBN'S

DAVID BRODY ON CAPITOL

HILL.

WHAT IS ONE WAY YOU

BELIEVE YOUR ADDRESS

CONTRASTED THE PRESIDENT'S?

I BELIEVE THE FREE

ENTERPRISETOMY IS THE SOURCE

OF OUR MIDDLE CLASS

PROSPERITY, AND THE

PRESIDENT THINKS THE SOURCE

IS THE GOVERNMENT.

IT IS A FAR DEPARTURE FROM

WHERE MOST PRESIDENTS HAVE

BEEN.

MOST HAVE UNDERSTOOD THAT

OUR FREE ENTERPRISE SYSTEM

OF OUR MIDDLE CLASS

PROSPERITY.

THE PRESIDENT THINKS IT IS

THE SOURCE OF OUR PROBLEM.

MITT ROMNEY TALKED ABOUT

THIS FOR A COUPLE OF YEARS,

AT LEAST THE LAST YEAR OF

THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL.

WHY WOULD IT BE DIFFERENT

HERE, SPECIFICALLY IN TERMS

OF THE FEATURE?

IT DOESN'T NECESSARY

TRANSLATE TO VICTORY IN

2012.

WE HAVE TO KEEP TALKING

ABOUT IT UNTIL HOPEFULLY

PEOPLE MAKE THE CONNECTION.

YOU OUTLINE PEOPLE'S LIVES

AND TALK ABOUT HOW IT

IMPACTS THEM.

I AM CONCERNED ABOUT

DEFICIT REDUCTION, BECAUSE

WHEN THE PRESIDENT TAWKS

TALKED ABOUT DEFICIT

REDUCTION, A LOT OF PEOPLE

PROBABLY LAUGHED.

DO YOU BELIEVE HE IS BEING

DECEITFUL OR REAL HONEST

WHEN IT COMES TO REDUCING

THE DEFICIT?

HE DOESN'T UNDERSTAND THE

DANGER OF THE DEFICIT.

WE HAVE A NATIONAL DEBT THAT

IS ALREADY $16.5 TRILLION.

THAT FIGURE NEEDS TO BE

BROUGHT DOWN OR STABILIZED

IN COMPARISON TO OUR OVERALL

BUDGET.

THE ONLY SOLUTION TO THAT

PROBLEM -- THERE IS NO OTHER

SOLUTION -- IS THE

COMBINATION OF RAPID

ECONOMIC GROWTH AND

STABILIZING OUR SPENDING.

THERE IS NO TAX INCREASE

THAT WILL HELP US DO THAT.

TALK TO ME ABOUT THE

REPUBLICAN PARTY AND THE

FUTURE OF THE G.O.P.?

WHAT IS THE BIGGEST

CHALLENGE FOR THE REPUBLICAN

PARTY?

THE CHALLENGE IS TO

CONTINUE TO APPLY OUR

PRINCIPLES TO THE CHALLENGES

OF THE 21st CENTURY.

AND THE CHALLENGES ARE

DIFFERENT FROM THE 20th

CENTURY.

WE DO HAVE MORAL DECAY, AND

MANY OF THE ANSWERS DON'T

LIE IN OUR POLITICIANS.

THEY LIE IN OUR FAITH AND

THEY LIE IN OUR FAMILIES.

I THINK IT IS OKAY FOR THE

OFFICIALS TO SAY, ONE OF THE

LEADING CAUSES OF POVERTY

HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE

GOVERNMENT; IT HAS TO DO

WITH OUR FAMILIES.

DOES IT COME WITH THE

SUPER MAN CAPE?

GOD HAS A FUNNY WAY OF

REMINDING US WE'RE HUMAN,

WHEN I HAD TO TAKE A DRINK

OF WATER.

THERE IS NO SAVIOR IN

POLITICS.

THERE IS ONLY ONE SAVIOR, AS

EYI POINTED OUT, AND IT

ISN'T ME.

IT'S JESUS.

I'M A PUBLIC SERVANT.

THERE ARE OTHER PEOPLE IN

THE PAST TALKED ABOUT THE

WAY I'M TALKED ABOUT NOW.

AND THERE WILL BE OTHER

PEOPLE TALKED ABOUT IN THE

FUTURE, MAYBE AS EARLY AS

TODAY.

MY JOB IS TO COME UP HERE

AND DO THE BEST I CAN ON

BEHALF OF THE STATE OF

FLORIDA AND THE UNITED

STATES OF AMERICA, AND THE

REST TAKES CARE OF ITSELF.

Lee: FLORIDA SENATOR

MARCO RUBIO, PAT, HE IS

COMFORTABLE ON HIS FEET.

Pat: AMAZINGLY SO.

HE VERY POISED FOR A PERSON

OF HIS AGE, FOR ANY AGE.

HE IS EXTREMELY ART

ARTICULATE, AND HE HAS GOT

THE RIGHT STUFF.

THEY'RE ALREADY SETTING IT

UP, IT WILL PROBABLY BE

RUBIO VERSUS HILLARY

CLINTON.

HIS THING RIGHT NOW, LEE, IS

IMMIGRATION.

HE WANTS EVANGELICALS TO

SUPPORT HIS IMMIGRATION

PROGRAM.

I THINK IT IS VERY WISE.

THE SON OF CUBAN IMMIGRANTS,

TO TALK ABOUT HOW TO FIX

THIS IMMIGRATION PROBLEM.

BECAUSE WE NEED TO DO IT.

HE IS HISPANIC, AND HE IS

THE BEST SPOKESPERSON THE

REPUBLICANS COULD HAVE TO

ADDRESS THIS ISSUE, WHICH IS

SO VERY, VERY IMPORTANT.

LEE?

Lee: KENTUCKY SENATOR

RAND PAUL DELIVERED A TEA

PARTY RESPONSE TO THE

PRESIDENT'S ADDRESS LAST

NIGHT.

HE CALLED FOR A BALANCED

BUDGET WITH LIMITS ON TAXES

AND SPENDING.

AND HE TOOK A SWIPE AT THE

PRESIDENT OVER GUN CONTROL.

WE CANNOT AND WILL NOT

ALLOW ANY PRESIDENT TO ACT

AS IF HE WERE A KING.

WE WILL NOT LET ANY

PRESIDENT USE EXECUTIVE

ORDERS TO IMPINGE ON THE

SECOND AMENDMENT.

Lee: AND PAUL ALSO SAYS

REPUBLICANS NEED TO WELCOME

IMMIGRANTS TO AMERICA.

CHUCCHUCK HAGEL SQUEAKED

THROUGH A SENATE COMMITTEE

VOTE AND IS ONE STEP CLOSER

TO BECOMING THE NEXT

SECRETARY OF DEFENSE.

BUT REPUBLICANS WILL TRY TO

POSTPONE A FINAL VOTE.

THE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE

VOTED 14-11, ALONG PARTY

LINES, TO SEND HIS

NOMINATION TO THE FLOOR.

REPUBLICANS CRITICIZE

HAGEL'S PAST STANDS ON

ISRAEL, IRAN, IRAQ, AND

NUCLEAR WEAPONS.

AND THEY QUESTIONED WHETHER

HE RECEIVED PAYMENTS FROM

RADICAL GROUPS.

JOHN MCCAIN DEFENDED HAGEL

AS AN HONORABLE MAN, BUT IN

THE END VOTED AGAINST HIS

NOMINATION.

DEMOCRATS SAY, HOWEVER, THEY

HAVE ENOUGH VOTES TO CONFIRM

HAGEL IN THE SENATE.

Pat: THERE IS SOME

QUESTION IF FROM IS 60

VOTES.

THAT'S WHAT THEY'RE TALKING

ABOUT NOW.

THEY DON'T HAVE 60 VOTES.

THAT WOULD BE ENOUGH TO

INVOKE CLOSURE.

THE THING THEY'RE NOT

TALKING ABOUT IS THAT THIS

IS THE GUY WHO HAS TO

APPROVE MULTI, MULTI-DEFENSE

EQUIPMENT.

THE DEPLOYMENT OF HUGE

FLOTILLA OF SHIPS INTO

VARIOUS OCEANS.

IT IS AN INCREDIBLY COMPLEX

JOB, AND HE DOESN'T HAVE THE

EXPERIENCE FOR IT.

ALL THEY TALK ABOUT IS WHAT

SPEECH DID HE MAKE ABOUT

ISRAEL?

BIG DEAL.

HOW CAN HE RUN THIS

MONSTEROUS AGENCY AND DO IT

EFFICIENTLY.

AND NOBODY -- I MEAN NOBODY

UP THERE IS TALKING ABOUT

THE MOST IMPORTANT

QUALIFICATION: HOW CAN HE,

WITH NO EXPERIENCE, RUN ONE

OF THE BIGGEST CORPORATIONS

IN THE WORLD?

AND THE ANSWER IS THEY DON'T

KNOW, AND HE PROBABLY CAN'T

DO IT.

YOU DON'T LEARN ON TH ON

THE JOB IN A TROUBLED WORLD

LIKE WE HAVE.

LEE?

Lee: THE FRENCH

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY VOTED

OVERWHELMING TO LEGALIZE

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE AND

ADOPTION BY HOMOSEXUAL

COUPLES.

THE MEASURE NOW HEADS TO THE

FRENCH SENATE, WHERE IT IS

EXPECTED TO PASS.

HUNDREDS OF PROTESTORS

GATHERED OUTSIDE THE

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY TO PROTEST

THE BILL.

BUT POLLS INDICATE THAT MOST

FRENCH CITIZENS SUPPORT

LEGALIZING GAY MARRIAGE.

ABOUT A DOZEN EUROPEAN

NATIONS NOW

ALLOW SAME-SEX

MARRIAGE.

TAKING

FOLIC ACID BEFORE AND

DURING PREGNANCY IS LINKED

TO A LOWER RISK OF AUTISM.

A

NEW STUDY PUBLISHED IN THE

JOURNAL OF

THE AMERICAN

MEDICAL ASSOCIATION FOUND

THAT MOTHERS

WHO TOOK FOLIC

ACID HAD A 40% REDUCED RISK

OF GIVING BIRTH TO

A CHILD

WITH

AUTISM.

IT IS ALREADY RECOMMENDED

FOR

MOTHERS TO BE TO PREVENT

ANOTHER BIRTH

DEFECTS, LIKE

SPINE BIF BIF.

ABOUT ONE IN 88 CHILDREN IN

THE U.S. IS DIAGNOSED WITH

AN AUTISM CONDITION.

Pat: AND IT IS ALSO

RECOMMENDED FOR STROKE AND

HEART ATTACKS.

IT IS PART OF THE VITAMIN

"B" COMPLEX, AND VERY

IMPORTANT.

IF YOU DON'T TAKE VITAMINS,

YOU'RE DEFICIENT.

THERE USED TO BE A TIME WHEN

WE HAD THIS RICH SOIL, AND

WE HAD ORGANIC FERTILIZERS,

AND SO WHAT GREW OUT OF THAT

SOIL HAD ALL OF THESE

NUTRIENTS.

NOW THE SOIL IS DEPLETED OF

NUTRIENTS, AND THEY'RE GROWN

IN HOTHOUSE CONDITIONS, AND

YOU DON'T GET THE SAME

NUTRITIONAL VALUE OUT OF THE

VEGETABLES AND THE FOOD YOU

EAT.

SO YOU NEED TO SUPPLEMENT.

AND FOLIC ACID AND VITAMIN

"B" COMPLEX IS IMPORTANT.

DO YOU TAKE YOUR VITAMINS,

DEAR?

Kristi: I'M NOT THAT

CONSISTENT.

I HAVE THEM, BUT I DON'T

TAKE THEM CONSISTENTLY.

Pat: YOU HAVE TO TAKE

THEM.

WE NEED YOU AROUND FOR A

LONG, LONG TIME.

Kristi: I KNOW YOU'RE A

COUNTRY MUSIC FAN.

Pat: I LIKE COUNTRY

MUSIC.

I GREW UP, AND WE HAD A

PLACE CALLED STEVE'S DINER,

WHERE WE WENT LATE AT NIGHT,

WHERE THEY HAD HAMBURGERS,

SUSPECTED OF BEING MADE OUT

OF CAT MEAT -- IN ANY EVENT,

ON THE JUKEBOX THERE WAS THE

CLASSIC "WHEN WHISKEY AND

BLOOD RAN TOGETHER --" I

GREW UP ON THAT KIND OF

MUSIC.

Kristi: DID YOU GET UP

AND TWO-STEP?

Pat: I CAN'T TWO-STEP.

WHAT'S NEXT?

Kristi: COMING UP,

COUNTRY MUSIC JOSH TURNER

TALKS ABOUT THE MOMENT HE

LOST HIS VOICE AND NEARLY

HIS CAREER.

FIRST WE'RE GOING TO TAKE

YOU TO ONE OF THE MOST

DANGEROUS PLACES ON EARTH,

WHERE MURDERS AND BOMBINGS

ARE COMMON PLACE.

HEAR WHY SOME PEOPLE ARE

RISKING THEIR LIVES TO STAY

THERE.

GREAT STORY.

WHATEVER YOU DO, DON'T GO

AWAY.

Pat: I THOUGHT 99 OUT

OF 100 PEOPLE OUT OF THE

UNITED STATES NEVER HEARD OF

DAGESTAN.

RADICAL MUSLIMS FIGHT

RUSSIAN FORCES ALMOST EVERY

DAY.

AND THEY'RE TRYING TO TAKE

OVER THE PROVINCE FOR, GUESS

WHAT?

ISLAM.

THE RELIGION OF PEACE.

BUT A SMALL BAND OF

CHRISTIANS IS SECRETLY

SHARING THE GOSPEL AMONG

MUSLIMS.

OUR GEORGE THOMAS, BRAVE

SOUL THAT HE IS.

WENT ALL THE WAY TO DAGESTAN

TO BRING YOU THIS GRIPPING

STORY IN THIS EXCLUSIVE

REPORT.

[SPEAKING A

FOREIGN LANGUAGE]

Reporter: 1,000 MILES

FROM MOSCOW.

RUSSIAN FORCES ARE IN A

20-YEAR FIGHT AGAINST AN

ISLAMIC REBELLION.

THERE ARE MURDERS OF

NATIONS AND BOMBINGS

VIRTUALLY EVERY DAY.

Reporter: ULTRA

CONSERVATIVE MUSLIMS WANT

ISLAM TO RULE THIS CORNER OF

THE COUNTRY, KNOWN AS THE

NORTHERN CAUCUSES.

DAGESTAN IS THE HEART OF THE

INSURGENTINSURGENCY.

BACK IN 1999, A GROUP OF

RADICAL MUSLIMS ATTEMPTED TO

TURN DAGESTAN INTO AN

EMULATE.

THE RUSSIAN ARMY STEPPED IN

AND QUICKL QUICK STAMPED

THAT OUT.

BUT SINCE THEN, THIS

PROVINCE IS HOME TO ABOUT

2.5 MILLION PEOPLE, AND

TODAY HAS SOME 3,000 MOSQUES

AND GROWING.

THERE IS A SEGMENT OF THE

SOCIETY, ESPECIALLY AMONG

YOUTH, THAT HAVE BECOME MORE

RADICALIZED.

THEY WANT TO FOLLOW A MORE

PURE FORM OF ISLAM.

ACCORDING TO POLLS, ONE

IN THREE BAC BACK

PAKISTANIS.

HOW OPEN ARE THE MUSLIM IN

DAGESTAN TO HEARING ABOUT

JESUS CHRIST?

THERE ARE SOME WHO ARE

OPEN AND WHO HAVE HEARD

ABOUT CHRIST, BUT WE HAVE TO

BE VERY CAREFUL.

Reporter: ON A RECENT

AFTERNOON, CBN NEWS MET UP

WITH A PASTOR OF AN

UNDERGROUND CHURCH.

THEY MEET IN SMALL, DISCRETE

HOME GROUPS.

BECAUSE MANY OF THOSE WHO

ATTEND ARE CONVERTS FROM

ISLAM.

CBN NEWS AGREED TO CONCEAL

THEIR IDENTITIES FOR

PROTECTION.

HOW DANGEROUS IS IT TO BE A

CHRISTIAN IN PAKISTAN?

P FOR SOME IT COULD MEAN

DEATH.

FOR OTHERS, IT MEANS DAILY

PROSECUTION OR HARASSMENT.

Reporter: A GUNMAN

KILLED HIS CLOSE FRIEND,

SULAMANOFF.

HE LED THE BIGGEST

PROTESTANT CONGREGATION IN

PAKISTAN.

THEY ACCUSED HIM OF ACTIVELY

CONVERTING MUSLIMS.

I WONDERED IF I WAS NEXT

ON THE LIST.

TO BE HONEST, I WANTED TO

LEAVE THE CITY AND NOT COME

BACK.

Reporter: BUT HE

DIDN'T.

THREE YEARS AFTER HIS

FRIEND'S DEATH, HE SAYS HE

IS MORE DETERMINED THAN

OTHER TO SHARE THE LOVE OF

CHRIST.

I GET ROUTINE THREATS

FROM MUSLIMS.

THIS IS LIFE.

Reporter: DAGESTAN IS

MORE THAN 90% MUSLIMS.

NO ONE KNOWS FOR SURE HOW

MANY SECRET EVANGELICAL

CHRISTIANS THERE ARE.

THE CHURCH IN DAGESTAN IS

FOCUSED IN TWO AREAS,

DISCIPLESHIP AND CHURCH

PLANTING.

50 PEOPLE ATTEND ROMAN'S

CONGREGATION.

42 ARE FULL-TIME CHURCH

PLANNERS.

SOMETIMES MY WIFE JOKES

WE WON'T HAVE A CHURCH LEFT

BECAUSE THEY GET SENT OUT.

ONCE SOMEONE HAS ACCEPTED

THE LORD, WE DISCIPLE THEM

AND SEND THEM OUT.

Reporter: HE IS ONE OF

THE CHURCH PLANTERS.

WE HAVE TAKEN SIMILAR

PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT HIS

IDENTITY AND THOSE IN HIS

CONGREGATION.

HE SERVES IN A REMOTE

VILLAGE, CLOSE TO THE

CHECHNYAN BORDER.

THE VILLAGES HAVE BECOME

BREEDING GROUNDS FOR

MILITANTS.

WE TRIED TO REACH THEM

BEFORE THAT HAPPENS.

Reporter: ANOTHER

BELIEVER WAS SEVERELY BEATEN

WHEN HE TRIED SHARING THE

GOSPEL WITH A MUSLIM GIRL.

NOTHING IS GOING TO STOP

THE WORK OF THE HOLY

SPIRIT.

JUST AS GOD LOVES AMERICANS,

GERMANS, HE HAS GREAT LOVE

FOR DAGESTAN AND THE WHOLE

CAUCUS.

Reporter: SHE TEACHES

AT A MUSLIM SCHOOL, AND SHE

CAN'T OPENLY TALK ABOUT

CHRISTIANITY, BUT WHEN

STUDENTS ASK HER ABOUT HER

FAITH, SHE HAS AN ANSWER.

WHEN I CAME TO THE

SCHOOL, I WAS TOLD BY THE

STUDENTS THEY HAVE HATED

CHRISTIANS.

BUT THEIR HEARTS HAVE

CHANGED.

THE ONLY THING I CAN DO IS

TELL ABOUT MY CHRISTIAN LIFE

AND HUMILITY AND LOVE, AND

LEAVE THE REST TO

GOD.

Reporter: DAGESTAN AND

THE NORTHERN CAUCUSES IS ONE

OF THE LEAST EVANGELIZED

PLACES ON EARTH.

THE RISING ISLAMIC FERVOR

HAS PREVENTED MANY RUSSIANS

FROM EVEN VISITING THE

AREA.

BUT FOR ROMAN, VALENTINE,

AND OTHER BELIEVERS WHO WORK

QUIETLY IN THE SHADOWS, IT

IS A RISK WORTH TAKING TO

MAKE THE NAME OF CHRIST

KNOWN.

WE MINISTER TO DRUG

ADDICTS, WE HAVE AN OUTREACH

TO YOUNG PEOPLE, AND WE'RE

TRAINING THE NEXT GENERATION

OF CHURCH LEADERS.

THIS IS OUR STRATEGY.

WE MAY NOT SEE THE FRUITS OF

OUR LABOR IMMEDIATELY, BUT

WE'RE CALLED TO LAY THE

FOUNDATION, TO TILL THE SOIL

FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS.

Reporter: GEORGE

THOMAS, CBN NEWS, IN

DAGESTAN, SOUTHERN RUSSIA.

Pat: FOLKS, THERE IS NO

PLACE WHERE THE GOSPEL OF

JESUS CHRIST ISN'T GOING.

THAT IS ONE AREA.

BUT GEORGE IS BRAVE TO GO

THERE.

HIS LIFE WILL BE IN DANGER

EVERY TIME HE DOES A STORY

LIKE THAT.

BUT HE WANTED TO BRING YOU

UP TO DATE ON WHAT IS

HAPPENING SO YOU CAN KNOW

THINGS THAT YOU WOULDN'T SEE

IN ANY OTHER NEWSCAST.

BUT I WANT YOU TO THINK OF A

PRESIDENT A FEW TERMS AGO

WHO SAID ISLAM IS A RELIGION

OF PEACE.

THERE COULDN'T HAVE BEEN A

MORE SERIOUS MISSTATEMENT OF

TRUTH.

LOOK WHAT IS HAPPENING IN

DAGESTAN, FIGHTING AND

KILLING.

WHAT IS HAPPENING IN

CHECHNYA, FIGHTING AND

KILLING.

WHAT HAPPENS ALL AROUND THE

WORLD WHERE THE ISLAMIC

FORCES GO, FIGHTING AND

KILLING, MAIMING, BEATING,

ALL THE REST OF IT.

EXECUTIONS, STONING -- IT IS

BARBARIC.

THAT'S WHY SO MANY PEOPLE

WHO ARE MUSLIMS WANT

SOMETHING BETTER.

THEY WANT A RELIGION OF

LOVE.

THEY WANT A RELIGION OF

PEACE.

AND JESUS CHRIST SAID MY

PEACE I GIVE UNTO YOU, NOT

AS THE WORLD GIVES.

MY PEACE I GIVE TO YOU.

IT IS THE PEACE OF GOD THAT

COMES FROM KNOWING JESUS.

WELL, ANYHOW, YOU'VE SEEN IT

HERE.

WE KEEP YOU UP TO DATE.

KRISTI.

Kristi: WHAT IS SO COOL

IS GOD IS MOVING THROUGH

ISLAMIC COUNTRIES THROUGH

DREAMS AND VISIONS AND

CONVERSIONS THAT ARE JUST

TREMENDOUS.

SO THERE IS HOPE THERE.

UP NEXT, THE MAN BEHIND THE

HIT SONG "PUNCHING BAG,"

TALKS ABOUT THE INSPIRATION

FOR HIS LYRICS.

NOTHING WAS GOING RIGHT.

I FELT LIKE A PUNCHING BAG.

I FELT LIKE I WAS BEAT UP

FOR LIFE.

WE ALL HAVE THOSE DAYS.

Kristi: WE'LL TALK WITH

COUNTRY STAR JOSH TURNER

AFTER THIS.

Pat: WITH SONGS SUCH AS

"YOUR MAN," AND "LONG, BLACK

TRAIN," COUNTRY MUSIC STAR

JOSH TURNER HAS REACHED THE

TOP OF THE CHARTS.

THANKS TO HIS DEEP AND

EXTRAORDINARILY POWERFUL

VOICE.

AND YET, AS HE TOLD REPORTER

TIM BRANSON, IT WAS A STILL

AND SMALL VOICE THAT HELPED

LAUNCH HIS REMARKABLE

CAREER.

WATCH THIS.

* BABY, LOCK THE DOOR

Reporter: JOSH TURNER

IS ONE OF COUNTRY MUSIC'S

BIGGEST STARS.

SINCE HIS DEBUT ALBUM IN

2003, JOSH HAS TOLD MORE

THAN FIVE MILLION RECORDS

AND HAS HAD FOUR NUMBER ONE

HITS.

I CAUGHT UP WITH HIM BACK

STAGE AT THE RYMAN

AUDITORIUM.

JOSH TOLD ME HE BELIEVES HIS

WORK IS ABOUT MUCH MORE THAN

MAKING HITS.

YOU'VE ACTUALLY REFERRED TO

IT AS A CALLING?

OH, YEAH.

I'VE KNOWN FROM A VERY EARLY

AGE THAT SINGING IS WHAT I

WAS SUPPOSED TO DO.

THERE WAS THIS UNMISTAKEN,

UNDENIABLE PASSION WITHIN ME

TO SING COUNTRY MUSIC.

Reporter: HE GREW UP IN

THE SMALL TOWN OF HANNA,

SOUTH CAROLINA.

HE SAYS WHILE HE GOT HIS

START SINGING IN CHURCH, HIS

CALLING CAME WHEN HE WAS A

TEENAGER, OUT RIDING HIS

FOUR-WHEELER.

I WAS ASKING GOD, CAN I

DO IT?

WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO TO GET

THERE?

AFTER I GOT THROUGH PRAYING,

I TOOK TIME TO BE QUIET.

THAT'S WHEN THAT STILL,

SMALL VOICE CAME TO ME AND

SPOKE TO ME AND BASICALLY

SAID, IF YOU WANT THIS, I'LL

MAKE IT HAPPEN.

BUT I ASK ONE THING OF YOU.

YOU JUST HAVE TO TRUST ME,

NO MATTER WHAT.

AND THE ONLY OTHER THING HE

SAID IS I'M CREATING YOUR

OWN PATH FOR YOU.

Reporter: JOSH BELIEVED

THAT PATH WOULD LEAD TO

NASHVILLE.

SO HE PLANNED ON GOING TO

BEAUMONT UNIVERSITY TO STUDY

VOCAL PERFORMANCE.

BUT SOON AFTER HE GRADUATED

HIGH SCHOOL, HE LOST HIS

VOICE.

IT JUST PHYSICALLY HURT

TO UTTER ANY KIND OF SOUND,

TALKING, SINGING, WHATEVER.

I DEVELOPED A LESION ON MY

RIGHT VOCAL CHORD THAT SENT

ME SPIRALLING DOWNWARD.

IT WAS A SHOCK.

BECAUSE I REMEMBER THE DAY

THAT HE TOLD ME HE WAS GOING

TO MAKE IT HAPPEN.

SO I WAS, LIKE, WELL, THE

ONLY THING HE ASKED OF ME

WAS TO TRUST HIM, SO I

TRUSTED HIM.

Reporter: AFTER A YEAR

OF VOCAL TRAINING AND

THERAPY, HIS VOICE CAME

BACK.

MEANWHILE, HE HAD ENROLLED

AT BELMONT, WHERE HE WROTE

HIS FIRST SONG.

IT CAME FROM A VISION HE HAD

ABOUT A LONG, BLACK TRAIN.

*

THERE'S A LONG, BLACK TRAIN

COMING DOWN THE LINE *

THE TRAIN WAS ABSOLUTELY

BEAUTIFUL.

I COULD SEE THE PEOPLE

STANDING ON THE SIDE OF THE

TRACK, WATCHING THIS TRAIN

GO BY.

THEY WERE MESMERIZED BY IT.

THEY WERE CAUGHT UP IN THIS

DECISION, DO I GET ON IT OR

NOT.

BECAUSE THEY KNEW DEEP DOWN

THIS TRAIN WAS GOING TO TAKE

THEM NOWHERE.

IT DAWNED ON ME THAT THIS

TRAIN WAS A PHYSICAL

MEDAPHOR FOR TEMPTATION.

* BECAUSE THERE IS VICTORY

IN THE LORD *

Reporter: HE TALKED HIS

WAY INTO PERFORMING "LONG,

BLACK TRAIN" AT THE RYMAN

AUDITORIUM, THE ORIGINAL

SITE OF THE GRAN GRAND OLE

OPRY, WHERE HE RECEIVED TWO

NOMINATIONS.

THE THING THAT MADE IT SO

SPECIAL IS THAT NOBODY KNEW

ME.

IT WAS STRICTLY THE MUSIC,

THE SONG.

IT WASN'T NAME POWER.

Reporter: WHAT WAS IT

IF IT WASN'T NAME POWER?

YOU SAY IT WAS THE SONG, BUT

WHERE DID THE POWER OF THAT

SONG COME FROM?

I HAVE ALWAYS FELT LIKE

THAT SONG WAS A GIFT FROM

GOD.

IT CONTINUES TO RESONATE

WITH PEOPLE.

I'VE GOTTEN STORY AFTER

STORY AFTER STORY OF PEOPLE

BEING MOVED BY THIS SONG.

AND, YOU KNOW, SOMETIMES

IT'S A -- I FEEL LIKE IT IS

A HEAVY RESPONSIBILITY FOR

ME, YOU KNOW, TO SING THIS

SONG, KNOWING HOW POWERFUL

IT IS, BECAUSE BACK THEN I

DIDN'T REALIZE IT.

Reporter: "LONG, BLACK

TRAIN," THE TITLE TRACK OF

JOSH'S DEBUT ALBUM, WENT

GOLD.

BUT ALL WAS NOT PERFECT.

NOW JOSH HAD TO LEARN THE

ROPES OF THE MUSIC

BUSINESS.

SOMETIMES THAT MEANT HAVING

TO TAKE A STRONG STANCE ON

HIS CONVICTIONS, EVEN WHEN

IT WASN'T POPULAR.

I'VE BEEN MOCKED A LOT.

I'VE BEEN MADE FUN OF THE

STANDARDS THAT I KEEP, THAT

I HOLD UP ON THE ROAD.

AND THE WAY I CONDUCT MY

BUSINESS AND, YOU KNOW,

MYSELF, AND THE WAY I BEHAVE

IN HIS BUSINESS.

Reporter: ARE THESE

THINGS BASED ON YOUR STRONG

STANCE AND YOUR FAITH?

ABSOLUTELY.

JUST STUFF LIKE NO DRINKING

ON THE BUS, OR ON THE ROAD

PERIOD.

NO BRINGING WOMEN ON THE

BUS.

I CARE ABOUT MY REPUTATION.

I CARE ABOUT MY LEGACY THAT

I'M LEAVING NOT ONLY FOR MY

FANS, BUT FOR MY WIFE AND MY

CHILDREN AND MY

GRANDCHILDREN.

I WANT THEM TO LOOK BACK AND

SAY, YOU KNOW WHAT, HE DID

IT RIGHT.

HE STOOD UP FOR WHAT WAS

RIGHT.

*

Reporter: JOSH STUCK TO

HIS GUNS AND NOW HIS LEGACY

INCLUDES TWO GRAMMY AWARD

NOMINATIONS, MULTI-PLATINUM

ALBUMS, AND A COVETED

MEMBERSHIP IN THE GRAND OLD

OPRY.

AND HE IS NOT SLOWING DOWN.

HE

RELEASED TWO ALBUMS.

AND HE RELEASED AN ALBUM AND

SINGLE CALLED "PUNCHING

BAG," WHICH IS A REFLECT OF

LIFE'S HARD KNOCKS.

* I'M A PUNCHING BAG, HIT ME

ALL YOU WANT TO *

THE PUNCHING BAG, THE

ALBUM TITLE, ALL OF THAT,

CAME FROM THIS ONE DAY THAT

NOTHING WAS GOING RIGHT.

I FELT LIKE A PUNCHING BAG.

I FELT LIKE I WAS BEING BEAT

UP BY LIFE.

AND WE ALL HAVE THOSE DAYS.

A LADY COME THROUGH A MEET

AND GREET HERE JUST

RECENTLY, AND SHE SAID SHE

HAD JUST BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH

CANCER.

SHE SAID THANK YOU FOR

INSPIRING ME, BECAUSE I'M

NOT GOING TO LET THIS DEFEAT

ME.

Reporter: WHAT DOES

THAT MEAN TO YOU, WHEN

SOMEBODY COMES UP AND SAYS

THAT SONG TOUCHED MY HEART

AND MAYBE CHANGED MY LIFE?

IT MEANS THAT WHAT I

WROTE AND THE TIME THAT I

SPENT, OR THAT IT TOOK

WRITING IT AND RECORDING IT

WAS WORTH IT.

Reporter: JOSH SAYS AS

THE END OF THE DAYS THINGS

THAT MATTER ARE HIS

RELATIONSHIPS WITH HIS WIFE

AND THREE CHILDREN, HIS

FRIENDS, AND MOST

IMPORTANTLY WITH GOD.

IF YOU WERE ABLE TO TELL

PEOPLE ONE THING ABOUT JOSH

TURNER THAT YOU WANTED THEM

TO KNOW WITHOUT A DOUBT,

WHAT WOULD IT BE?

I LOVE JESUS CHRIST WITH

ALL OF MY HEART AND

EVERYTHING HE STANDS FOR.

I THINK THAT SUMS UP

EVERYTHING THAT I WANT FOR

MY LIFE.

EVERYTHING I WANT FOR MY

FAMILY.

EVERYTHING I WANT FOR MY

CAREER.

I WANT IT TO BE INTERVIEWING

AND I WANT PEOPLE TO SMILE

AND TAP THEIR TOES, BUT I

WANT IT TO BE MEANINGFUL

WHEN THE DAY IS DONE.

Pat: WHAT A VOICE.

THAT GUY HAS GOT A SET OF

PIPES THAT JUST WON'T QUIT.

I REMEMBER, I THINK WE WERE

ONE OF THE FIRST THAT AIRED

THAT "LONG, BLACK TRAIN."

IT WAS KIND OF AN

EERIE-SOUNDING THING WITH

THAT VOICE OF HIS.

Kristi: YEAH.

I TELL YOU WHAT, AND I

HAVEN'T ADMITTED THAT

BEFORE.

I LIKE ALL KINDS OF MUSIC.

COUNTRY MUSIC IS NOT MY

FAVORITE, FAVORITE, BUT I'M

A FAN OF JOSH.

Pat: HE IS A SUPER

GUY.

Kristi: AND THAT

VOICE.

CAN YOU IMAGINE WAKING UP TO

THAT, GOOD MORNING.

Pat: ASK HIS WIFE.

Kristi: I DIDN'T MEAN

IT THAT WAY, PAT.

Pat: HELLO, DEAR.

Kristi: ANYWAY, WE HAVE

JOSH'S C.D.s, AND ONE IS

CALLED "JOSH TURNER, LIVE

ACROSS AMERICA," AND ANOTHER

CALLED "JOSH TURNER,

PUNCHING BAG."

JUST LOOK ON TO cbn.com

AND WE'LL TELL YOU WHERE TO

GET THOSE.

JAMES SAYS, "I KNOW I

RECEIVED ETERNAL LIFE WHEN I

ACCEPTED CHRIST AS MY

SAVIOR, BUT WHAT ELSE COMES

ALONG WITH THAT FOR MY LIFE

ON EARTH?"

WELL, WE'RE GOING TO ANSWER

THAT AND MUCH MORE WITH

"BRING IT ON," SO DON'T GO

AWAY.

Lee: WELCOME BACK TO

"THE 700 CLUB."

RICK WARREN SAYS RELIGIOUS

FREEDOM IS UND ATTACK IN

AMERICA.

THE PASTOR OF CALIFORNIA'S

SADDLEBACK CHURCH SPOKE ON A

FORUM AT RELIGIOUS

UNIVERSITY AT GEORGETOWN

UNIVERSITY.

HE CALLED THE BIRTH CONTROL

MANDATE IN OBAMACARE A

DIRECT ATTACK ON RELIGIOUS

LIBERTY.

HE PREDICTED THE U.S.

SUPREME COURT WILL STRIKE IT

DOWN.

AND HE SAID IF PASTORS ARE

BARRED FROM PRAYING AT

PUBLIC FUNCTIONS BECAUSE OF

THEIR OPPOSITION TO

HOMOSEXUALITY, THEN 99% OF

AMERICAN PASTORS WILL BE

EXCLUDED.

A FEDERAL JUDGE HAS STRUCK

DOWN A ARIZONA LAW THAT

BLOCKED FUNDING TO PLANNED

PARENTHOOD CLINICS.

THE LAW BANNED THE USE OF

MEDICARE DOLLARS FOR GENERAL

SERVICES, HE SAID.

HE RULED THAT IT VIOLATES A

PATIENT'S RIGHT TO USE THE

FUNDING WHEREVER THEY

CHOOSE.

BUT MARJORIE DANINFELD SAYS

THAT JUDGE WEIGHT'S RULING

STOPS THE FUNDING OF BIG

ABORTION CLINICS, SUCH AS

PLANNED PARENTHOOD.

AS A RESULT, FUNDS WILL BE

REDUCED FOR AGENCIES THAT

PROVIDE WHOLE WOMEN'S HEALTH

CARE.

A FEDERAL APPEALS COURT

RECENTLY STRUCK DOWN A

SIMILAR LAW IN INDIANA.

YOU CAN ALWAYS GET THE

LATEST

NEWS AT CBN, BY GOING

TO OUR

WEBSITE AT

CBNNEWS.COM.

PAT AND KRISTI WILL BE BACK

WITH MORE OF "THE 700 CLUB"

AFTER THIS.

*

Kristi: WELCOME BACK TO

"THE 700 CLUB."

IT IS TIME TO ANSWER YOUR

QUESTIONS.

JAMES SAYS, "I KNOW THAT

RECEIVE ETERNAL LIFE IN

HEAVEN WHEN I ACCEPT CHRIST

AS MY SAVIOR, BUT WHAT ELSE

COMES ALONG WITH THAT FOR MY

LIFE NOW.

I KNOW IT IS NOT ALL ABOUT

ME AND MY LIFE TO AIM TO

GLORIFY GOD, BUT DO I

RECEIVE GIFTS OF SOME KIND

AS A RESULT OF BELIEVING IN

JESUS?"

Pat: OF COURSE YOU DO.

IT IS THE MOST WONDERFUL

THING IN THE WORLD.

YOU HAVE THE PRESENCE OF

CHRIST IN YOUR LIFE.

YOU HAVE THE CLOSENESS OF

TALKING TO HIM ABOUT YOUR

PROBLEMS.

YOU HAVE HIS WATCHFUL CARE.

HE HAS ANGELS LOOKING AFTER

YOU.

IT IS UNBELIEVABLE THE GOOD

THINGS HE GIVES YOU.

ALONG WITH IT MAY COME SOME

SUFFERING AND TRIALS, BUT

THAT IS PART OF THE GAME.

THE BIG THING IS YOU'RE

WALKING WITH THE LORD AND

YOU KNOW WHERE YOU'RE

GOING.

THERE IS A SENSE OF PEACE.

JESUS SAID, I'M GOING TO

GIVE YOU MY PEACE.

HE IS GOING TO GIVE YOU

JOY.

HE IS GOING TO GIVE YOU HIS

PRESENCE.

YOU HAVE EVERYTHING.

YOU ARE ALL THINGS, PAUL

SAID, EVERYTHING.

YOU'VE GOT IT ALL.

YOU'RE THE HEIRS OF

SALVATION, AND YOU HAVE THE

CONSCIENCE OF KNOWING YOU'RE

A CHILD OF GOD.

HOW MUCH MORE WOULD YOU ASK

FOR?

ON TOP OF THAT, YOU'RE GOING

TO SPEND ETERNITY WITH HIM

FOREVER.

THAT'S A PRETTY GOOD DEAL.

Kristi: "MY HUSBAND AND

I OWN A SMALL BUSINESS, AND

WE BOTH BELIEVE WE SHOULD

TITHE, BUT MY CUSTOMER

BELIEVES WE SHOULD TITHE OFF

ALL MONEY, EVEN WHEN A

CUSTOMER GIVES US MONEY TO

BUY SUPPLIES.

I DISAGREE, BECAUSE THAT

MONEY IS NOT A PROFIT.

WE ARE SIMPLY THE MIDDLE

MAN.

WHAT IS RIGHT IN GOD'S

EYES?"

Pat: I'M GOING TO TELL

YOU OVER AND OVER, THERE

ISN'T SOME FORMULA, AND GOD

INTO A COMPUTER, THAT YOU

PUNCH IN A CERTAIN CODE AND

OUT COMES AN ANSWER.

THE QUESTION IS WHAT IS IN

YOUR HEART.

WHAT DOES HE SHOW YOU.

EVERYTHING YOU HAVE BELONGS

TO THE LORD.

IT IS A QUESTION OF WHAT DO

YOU RENDER TO HIM.

I BELIEVE IN A BUSINESS,

THERE IS A POSSIBILITY OF

YOU BANKRUPTING THE BUSINESS

IF YOU GIVE 10% OF MONEY

THAT DOESN'T BELONG TO YOU.

OF THINGS THAT COME IN FROM

YOUR COSTUMERS, AND YOU'RE

HOLDING IT IN TRUST FOR

THEM.

THAT'S NOT YOUR MONEY.

AND IF YOU TITHE OFF YOUR

GROSS AND YOU'RE LOSING

MONEY, IT IS NOT SMART.

SO I THINK IT OUGHT TO BE

FROM YOUR PROFITS IN YOUR

BUSINESS.

AND THAT WOULD PLEASE THE

LORD. BUT I'LL TELL YOU,

WHATEVER IS IN YOUR HEART.

WHATEVER IS NOT OF FAITH IS

SIN, THE BIBLE SAYS.

GOD LOVES A CHEERFUL GIVER.

WHAT'S NEXT?

Kristi: JAMIE WRITES

AND SAYS, "DAY IS THE FIRST

DAY OF LENT, ASH WEDNESDAY.

CAN YOU EXPLAIN THE MEANING

BEHIND ASH WEDNESDAY AND HOW

IT STARTED?"

Pat: OKAY.

I DID A LITTLE RESEARCH ON

THIS SO I CAN ANSWER THIS

QUESTION.

LENT MEANS LONG, SO THIS IS

THE BEGINNING OF THE LONGER

DAYS.

Kristi: I NEVER KNEW

THAT.

Pat: I DIDN'T, EITHER.

SO YOUR LETHTHENING THE TIME

AND SPRING IS BEGINNING.

IT GOES BACK TO THE SECOND

CENTURY, WHERE CHRISTIANS

SAID, WE WANT TO SHOW OUR

LOVE AND FAITH TO OUR LORD,

WHO DIED AND SUFFERED FOR

US.

SO THERE IS GOING TO BE A 40

DAY PERIOD WHERE WE'RE GOING

TO LIMIT, MAYBE OUR FOOD.

WE MIGHT HAVE PARTIAL

FASTS.

WE MIGHT HAVE A TIME OF

HUMILIATION, OF DEDICATION.

SO THEY START AND THOSE

ASHES THEY PUT ON ARE A SIGN

OF HUMILITY, AND THAT'S IN

THE CATHOLIC CHURCH,

PRIMARILY.

BUT THAT IS THE IDEA.

AND SO MARDI GRAS IS FAT

TUESDAY.

AND WE'VE TAKEN IT TO

EXCESS.

THESE DRUNKEN REBELS -- THEY

HAVE, LIKE, I'M GOING TO GET

IT OUT OF MY SYSTEM BEFORE I

HAVE TO CLOSE IT DOWN AND

START LIVING HOLY.

THAT'S NOT WHAT GOD WANTS.

NEVERTHELESS, THERE IS A

40-DAY PERIOD WHERE WE'RE

GOING TO HONOR GOD AND LIVE

A MORE RESTRAINED LIFE IN

APPRECIATION OF THE

SACRIFICE OF JESUS.

THAT'S WHAT LENT IS.

THAT'S WHAT IT MEANS, AND,

YES, ASH WEDNESDAY IS THE

BEGINNING OF LENT.

40 DAYS.

IT WILL STOP ON WHAT IS

CALLED MONDAY THURSDAY.

"OUR DAUGHTER HAS LIVED

WITH HER BOYFRIEND FOR TWO

YEARS, AND THEY ARE COMING

AND ASKED IF THEY CAN STAY

IN THE SAME ROOM.

WE DON'T WANT TO OFFEND THE

LORD.

ARE THERE ANY SCRIPTURES

THAT WOULD GIVE US GUIDANCE

ON THIS?"

Pat: HE HAD COMMITS

FORNICATION IS COMMITTING

SIN ON HIS OWN BODY.

WHY DON'T THESE KIDS GET

MARRIED.

MARRIAGE IS FOR THE

PROCREATION OF CHILDREN, BUT

THEY'RE HAVING SEX, AND

THEY'RE HAVING COMPAN

COMPANIONSHIP, BUT THEY'RE

NOT TAKING ON THE

RESPONSIBILITIES.

WHEN THEY COME TO STAY WITH

YOU, YOU SAY, I THINK WHAT

YOU'RE DOING IS WRONG.

I WOULD ENCOURAGE IF YOU

WANT TO GET MARRIED.

BUT YOU'RE UNDER MY ROOF,

AND I'M NOT GOING TO CONDONE

FORNICATION.

I LOVE YOU, BUT YOU AIN'T

GOING TO DO THAT WHILE

YOU'RE SLEEPING IN MY

BEDROOM.

Kristi: COME ON,

BROTHER.

Pat: AND MAYBE YOUR

STAND WOULD DO SOMETHING TO

ENCOURAGE THEM TO CONSIDER

MARRYING.

YOU WANT TO SIT DOWN AND

SAY, LISTEN, YOU KIDS, WHY

DON'T YOU GET MARRIED?

WHAT'S THE MATTER?

WHAT'S HOLDING YOU BACK.

Kristi: TERRY SAYS, "I

HEARD A PREACHER SAY WHEN

YOU ARE SAVED, YOU ARE SAVED

OF ALL SINS, PAST, FUTURE,

ARE FORGIVEN, AND WE ARE NOT

TO WORRY ABOUT WRONGS WE

HAVE COMMITTED.

IS THAT SCRIPTUREAL?"

Pat: WELL, IT IS AND IT

ISN'T.

THE SALVATION FOR

EVERYTHING, PAST AND

PRESENT.

BUT THE APOSTLE PAUL SAID

THERE ARE SOME THAT SAID

LET'S SIN BOLDLY.

WE DON'T PRESUME ON THE LORD

AND SAY, ALL RIGHT, I'M

SAVED.

I MADE A DECISION.

I WENT FORWARD IN CHURCH AND

ACCEPTED JESUS, SO I'M FREE

TO HAVE SEX, GET DRUNK, TO

DO WHATEVER, AND ALL WILL BE

FORGIVEN.

THAT ISN'T THE WAY THE GAME

IS PLAYED.

IT'S LIKE YOU GET MARRIED

AND YOU SAY TO YOUR WIFE,

OKAY, WE'RE MARRIED, AND I

JUST WANT TO KNOW HOW MUCH

FOOLING AROUND I CAN DO

BEFORE YOU LEAVE ME.

THAT ISN'T THE ATTITUDE.

THE ATTITUDE IS, I LOVE YOU

AND HOW CAN I SERVE YOU AND

WHAT CAN I DO?

SO THIS WHOLE IDEA OF OKAY,

EVERYTHING I DO IS

FORGIVEN.

THAT ISN'T THE WAY YOU PLAY

IT.

YOU PLAY IT, LIKE, HOW DO I

SHOW MY LOVE TO JESUS.

IF YOU HAVE BEEN BORN AGAIN,

YOU WILL LIVE FOR HIM AND

YOU WILL KEEP HIS

COMMANDMENTS.

IF YOU LOVE ME, YOU WILL

KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS.

AND MY COMMANDMENTS ARE NOT

BURDENSOME.

TO SAY, WELL, I'M SAVED SO

EVERYTHING I DO IS

FORGIVEN -- WELL, I MEAN, HE

IS NOT LEGAL -- HE IS NOT A

PHILADELPHIA LAWYER.

Kristi: CLAUDIA SAYS --

I THINK SHE IS GOING TO END

US OFF -- "IS IT ABSOLUTELY

ESSENTIAL TO BE SAVED.

THE REASON I ASK IS MY

MOTHER HAD NOT BEEN BAPTIZED

WHEN SHE DIED, BUT I BELIEVE

SHE IS SAVED AND I KNOW IN

MY HEART I WILL SEE HER IN

HEAVEN."

Pat: THERE ARE SOME WHO

THINK UNLESS YOU'RE

BAPTIZED, YOU'RE NOT

REGENERATEED.

I DON'T THINK THAT'S WHAT

THEY MEANT.

THE APOSTLE PAUL SAID GOD

DIDN'T SEND ME TO BAPTIZE

WITH THE PRIEST OF THE

GOSPEL.

IF BAPTISM WAS ALL THAT

IMPORTANT, APOSTLE PAUL

WOULD HAVE SAID THAT GOD

SENT ME TO BA BAPTIZE.

IT IS A SALVATION OF FAITH,

AND THIS IS A SIGN THAT THE

OLD LIFE HAS BEEN WASHED

AWAY, AND YOU'VE BEEN BURIED

WITH CHRIST AND RAISED IN

CHRIST.

NO, YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE

BAPTIZED.

ACCORDING TO WHAT I SEE THAT

THE BIBLE SAYS.

IN ORDER TO GO TO HEAVEN --

IF SOMEBODY IS LYING IN A

HOSPITAL BED AND HE ACCEPTS,

I ACCEPT JESUS AS MY SAVIOR,

AND HE DIES, BUT HE DIDN'T

HAVE A CHANCE TO GET

BAPTIZED.

CERTAIN UNIONS SAY YOU HAVE

TO BE BAPTIZED, BUT I DON'T

AGREE WITH THAT.

YOU ASKED MY OPINION, AND I

HAVTHINK I HAVE THE BIBLE

TO BACK ME UP.

IN AMERICA, WATER, ISN'T IT

NICE?

YOU GO TO THE BATHROOM OR

THE SINK IN THE KITCHEN, AND

YOU TURN ON A FAUCET, AND

WATER COMES OUT, CLEAR, PURE

WAS THE.

IN ONE HONDURAN VISIT,

GETTING A DRINK OF CLEAN

WATER MEANS A FOUR-HOUR

WALK.

Reporter:

EVERY COUPLE

OF DAYS, MICHEL AND HIS WIFE

AND CHILDREN HAVE TO WALK

FOUR HOURS IN THE BLAZING

SUN TO COLLECT A FEW

CONTAINERS OF WATER.

I REMEMBER A FEW TIMES WE

ASKED A FARMER IF WE CAN GET

WATER FROM HIS POND, BUT HE

SAID NO.

IT WAS RESERVED FOR HIS

ANIMALS.

Reporter: DURING THE

RAINY SEASON, THE RIVERS

SWELL, AND IT CAN BE

DANGEROUS.

THEY HAVE TO TAKE RISKS JUST

TO GET A FEW GALLONS.

ONE DAY I FELL DOWN INTO

THE POND, AND I HAVE TO GRAB

BRANCHES TO SAVE MYSELF.

Reporter:

MICHEL

REMEMBERS

ONE

DAY HAVING TO

SAVE A BOY IN THE STREAM.

A COUPLE OF HOURS LATER

AND HE WOULD HAVE DIED.

Reporter: THE

GOVERNMENT PROMISED TO DIG A

WELL, BUT IT NEVER

HAPPENED.

THEN "OPERATION BLESSING"

DISCOVERED THE COMMUNITY IN

THE MOUNTAINS AND

IMMEDIATELY DUG A WELL FOR

THEM.

WE ALSO PUT PIPES TO BRING

WATER TO EVERY HOME.

SINCE "OPERATION

BLESSING" CAME TO HELP US,

EVERYTHING HAS CHANGED FOR

US IN OUR VILLAGE.

THE WOMEN AND CHILDREN FEEL

SAFE, AND EVERYONE IS TOE

GRATEFUL FOR THE WATER.

THE WATER YOU BROUGHT TO

US IS A GREAT BLESSING.

THANKS FOR ALL YOU'VE DONE.

Pat: ISN'T THAT

MARVELOUS?

CLEAR, PURE WATER.

WE'VE GOT SOMETHING FOR YOU

CALLED, "LIFE BEYOND THE

GRAVE."

I WANT TO GIVE THIS TO YOU.

IT IS D.V.D.s OF ACTUAL

PEOPLE WHO HAVE DIED AND

COME BACK TO LIFE AGAIN.

WE WANT TO GIVE THIS TO YOU,

BUT AT THE SAME TIME, I AM

ASKING YOU TO HELP US TO

HELP PEOPLE LIKE THOSE IN

HOHONDURAS.

ONE SICK PERSON AT A TIME,

ONE VILLAGE AT A TIME.

WE CAN DO A LOT OF GOOD.

WHAT DOES IT TAKE?

IT TAKES 65 CENTS A DAY,

LESS THAN A PRICE OF

COFFEE.

I HEARD SOMEBODY THE OTHER

DAY THAT WAS GOING BY A

STORE AND SPENDING $5 FOR A

COTTON-PICKING CUP OF

COFFEE.

Kristi: ABSOLUTELY.

$5, $6 JUST FOR COFFEE.

Pat: A MOTHER AND

DAUGHTER, TIMES $30 A

WEEK -- FOR 65 CENTS, YOU

CAN BRING CLEAN WATER TO

SOMEBODY'S LIFE AND CHANGE A

VILLAGE.

CALL IN RIGHT NOW,

1-800-759-0700.

KRISTI?

Kristi: COMING UP,

WE'RE GOING TO BE PRAYING

FOR YOU AND YOUR NEEDS, BUT

FIRST NEED A HIGH SCHOOL

STUDENT WHO WAS HEALED FROM

YEARS OF BACK PAIN AFTER

TURNING ON THE TV.

Kristi: WELL, THE MOST

COMMON TYPE OF CHRONIC PAIN

IN AMERICA IS BACK PAIN.

AND IT EFFECTS, OH, MILLIONS

AND MILLIONS OF ADULTS, BUT

IT ALSO IS AN ISSUE THAT

CEDERICK CORNER STARTED

DEALING WITH WHEN HE WAS

JUST IN SIXTH GRADE.

HIS BACK FLARED UP FOR

YEARS, UNTIL ONE DAY WHEN HE

WAS WATCHING "THE 700

CLUB."

Reporter: CEDERICK

CONNOR LOVES TO RUN, BUT

BACK PAIN STARTED TO CRIPPLE

HIS BODY.

OUT OF NOWHERE, I WOULD

GET THIS EXCRUCIATING PAIN

IN MY BACK.

IT GOT TO THE POINT WHERE I

WOULD STAY OUT OF SPORTS AND

SIT AROUND ALL DAY.

IT GOT SO BAD ONE DAY WHERE

I LAID ON THE SOV FA --

SOFA FOR THREE HOURS

STRAIGHT.

IN SCHOOL, MY TEACHER WOULD

HAVE TO TELL ME TO SIT UP.

IT WAS PAINFUL.

Reporter: HIS CONDITION

CHANGED ONE DAY WHEN HE

WATCHED "THE 700 CLUB."

I GET HOME FROM SCHOOL,

AND MY MAMA WAS WATCHING

IT.

SO I SAT DOWN AND I WAS

WATCHING IT WITH HER.

ONE OF THE PEOPLE ON THE TV,

THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT

HEALING.

THEY PRAYED FOR PEOPLE WHO,

LIKE, PAIN.

Kristi: THERE IS ALSO

ANOTHER PERSON, AND YOU'VE

ACTUALLY VERBALLY SAID THIS,

THERE IS A WRENCH IN YOUR

BACK.

THE LORD IS HEALING THAT

RIGHT NOW.

STAND UP, BECAUSE IT IS

BETTER TO STAND THAN TO SIT,

AND YOU DO WHAT YOU COULDN'T

DO.

BY FAITH YOU BELIEVE IN YOUR

PERFECT HEALING.

WHEN THEY TOLD US TO GET

UP AND DO THINGS WE COULDN'T

DO, IT WAS GONE.

MY WHOLE BACK, IT FELT

COMPLETELY DIFFERENT.

I FELT THIS SOOTHING FEELING

THROUGH MY BACK.

THE BIGGEST LESSON HE HAS

TAUGHT ME IS HE CAN DO

ANYTHING.

I FEEL LIKE A MILLION BUCKS,

REALLY.

THAT'S HOW I FEEL.

Kristi: I LOVE THAT.

YOU KNOW, EARLIER IN THE

SHOW JOSH TURNER WAS TALKING

ABOUT TRUST.

AND, REALLY, THAT'S WHAT IT

ALL BOILS DOWN TO.

OUR WHOLE FAITH WALK IS

ABOUT TRUST.

DO YOU TRUST THAT GOD CAN

HEAL YOU?

IF YOU DO, WE'RE GOING TO

STAND IN AGREEMENT, AND PAT

AND I ARE GOING TO PRAY FOR

YOUR NEEDS.

Pat: HERE IS SOMETHING

ELSE I WANT TO TELL YOU.

WANDA OF GEORGIA IS A

CASHIER, AND SHE HAS TO

STAND ON HER FEET FOUR

EIGHT-HOUR SHIFTS.

LAST YEAR SHE STARTED HAVING

A BURNING SENSATION IN HER

RIGHT FOOT, AND THEN AFTER A

FEW WEEKS, IT STARTED IN HER

LEFT FOOT.

AFTER COMING HOME FROM WORK,

IT WOULD TAKE HOURS FOR THE

PAIN TO GO AWAY.

ONE DAY WATCHING THIS

PROGRAM, SHE HEARD KRISTI

SAYS THERE IS SOMEONE WITH

SOMETHING ON THE BOTTOM OF

YOUR FOOT AND THE LORD IS

HEALING YOU.

AND SHE SAID THAT'S ME AND

THE BURNING STOP.

Kristi: KATHRYN HAD A

PERSISTENT COUGH, WHICH WAS

CONSTANT AND EMBARRASS FOR

YOU.

SHE WENT TO DOCTORS, BUT

RECEIVED TO CLEAR

DIAGNOSIS.

ONE DAY SHE WAS WATCHING

"THE 700 CLUB."

AND YOU SAID, PAT, YOU'VE

BEEN COUGHING AND COUGHING

AND COUGHING, AND THE LORD

JUST HEALED YOU.

IT IS LIKE COOL AIR IS

COMING INTO YOUR LUNGS.

KATHRYN CLAIMED THE HEALING,

AND A FEW DAYS LATER,

SITTING AT HER DESK, SHE

FELT HER LUNGS OPEN AND SHE

HAS BEEN CLEAR EVER SINCE.

Pat: FOLKS, GOD

ALMIGHTY MADE YOU AND HE CAN

FIX YOU.

THERE IS NOTHING TOO HARD

FOR HIM.

RIGHT NOW WE'RE GOING TO ASK

THE AUTHOR OF LIFE TO COME

INTO YOUR HEART AND HEAL

YOU.

FATHER, WE JOIN HANDS

TOGETHER AND WE SPEAK THE

WORD IN THE MAI NAME OF

JESUS CHRIST OF NAZARETH,

MAY THE HEALING POWER OF

CHRIST COME INTO YOUR LIFE.

MAY YOU KNOW THE TOUCH FROM

THE LORD.

A KNEE IS BEING HEALED, THE

PAIN AND INFLAMMATION IS

GOING.

ARTHRITIS IS BEING HEALED.

PEOPLE WHO'S SKELETONS THAT

HAVE BEEN CRIPPLED BY

ARTHRITIS, THEY'RE POPPING

AND OPENING UP.

IN THE NAME OF JESUS,

TOUCH!

Kristi: THE LORD IS

HEALING SOMEONE WITH A

URINARY TRACT.

AND THERE IS SOMEONE IN THE

HOSPITAL WITH MERSA, AND THE

LORD IS HEALING THAT.

Pat: LORD, FOR THOSE

WHO ARE SUFFERING FINANCIAL

PROBLEMS, THOSE WITH MARITAL

PROBLEMS, WHATEVER THE

PROBLEM, LORD, LISTEN TO THE

CRY OF YOUR PEOPLE AND REACH

DOWN AND TOUCH THEM WE PRAY,

IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

AMEN.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING

WITH US.

IF YOU HAVE ANY FURTHER

PRAYER REQUESTS, WE HAVE

PEOPLE ON THE TELEPHONES WHO

ARE AVAILABLE 24 HOURS A

DAY.

THEY'RE HERE.

AND IF YOU WANT SOMEBODY

SPECIFICALLY TO LISTEN TO

YOUR NEED AND PRAY WITH YOU,

CALL.

IT'S 1-800-759-0700.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM THE BOOK OF

MALACHI: "TO YOU WHO FEAR MY

NAME, THE SON OF

RIGHTEOUSNESS SHALL ARRIVE

WITH HEALING IN HIS WINGS."

THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE'VE

GOT. WE APPRECIATE THOSE

WHO HAVE BEEN WITH US

TODAY.

AND KRISTI, IT IS GOOD TO BE

WITH YOU, AND GOD BLESS

YOU.

AND DON'T FORGET YOUR FOLIC

ACID.

Kristi: I WON'T FORGET

MY FOLIC ACID, AND TOMORROW

IS VALENTINE'S DAY.

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY.

>

Pat: A TIME OF LOVE AND

JOY.

WE'LL SEE YOU TOMORROW.

UNTIL THEN, BYE-BYE.

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