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The 700 Club - April 15, 2013

Author Pam Erickson discusses the impact people can have by being the answer to someone's prayers. Plus, For fourteen years Janette kept an abuse secret that made her life unbearable. Read Transcript


CAN I GO GET A KNIFE?

CAN I HELP HER?

REPORTER: FIRST IT WAS HER

BABY SISTER.

I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT WAS GOING

ON, I KNEW IT WAS BAD

REPORTER: THEN IT WAS HER

FATHER.

AFTER THAT IT WAS HER OWN FAULT.

I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO HAVE

TO CHECK INTO A MENTAL

INSTITUTION.

I WAS TERRIFIED.

REPORTER: HOW

SHE

FOUND

FREEDOM ON

TODAY'S

"700 CLUB."

PAT: WELCOME TO "700 CLUB."

WE START ANOTHER WEEK OF

EXCITING PROGRAMS.

WE HAVE A REPORTER IN SEOUL,

KOREA.

THE NORTH HAS BEEN THREATENING A

MISSILE LAUNCH, EVEN A NUCLEAR

WAR.

SO FAR THEIR GOVERNMENT HASN'T

FOLLOWED THROUGH ON THE RATHER

BIZARRE THREAT.

TERRY: DESPITE THE CURRENT

SITUATION, THEY ARE HOPING FOR

BETTER DAYS AHEAD.

GEORGE THOMAS HAS THE STORY FROM

SEOUL.

REPORTER: BAIK KYUNG SAM SAYS

PRAYER, NOT POLITICS IS THE ONLY

SOLUTION FOR PEACE ON THE

PENINSULA.

POLITICS ARE ALWAYS CHANGING

IN OUR REGION.

INSTEAD OUR FOCUS IS ON GOD.

WE ARE CALLING FOR PRAYERS OVER

THE NATION OF NORTH KOREA.

REPORTER: PASTOR BAIK STARTED

THIS CHURCH SIX YEARS AGO.

IT STARTS AN HOURS DRIVE FROM

THE DEMILITARYIZED ZONE OR DMZ.

SEPARATING THE TWO KOREAS IS

ALMOST TWO MILLION TROOPS FACING

EACH OTHER READY TO GO TO WAR AT

A MOMENT'S NOTICE.

U.S. HAS SOME 28,000 SOLDIERS

STATIONED HERE AS WELL.

WE ARE NOT SCARED STATIONED

HERE.

IF WE WANTED TO GET SERIOUS

ABOUT PRAYING, WE HAD TO MOV

E

AS

CLOSE TO

THE

DMZ AS WELL

REPORTER: SINCE MARCH, NORTH

KOREA HAS PROMISED TO TURN,

SEOUL, TOKYO AND WASHINGTON INTO

A SEA OF FIRE.

WE SHOULD ALWAYS BE CONCERNED

WHEN SOMEBODY IS THREATENING OUR

HOMELAND AND OUR ALLIES.

IT IS CAUSING INSTABILITY IN THE

REGION.

REPORTER: U.S. HAS SENT IN

BOMBERS, STEALTH AIRCRAFT AND

SHIPS TO THE REGION.

THEY COULD OUT CRAZY US.

YOU HAVE TO BE FIRM AND ALSO

CALM.

REPORTER: INSTEAD OF

FOCUSSING ON NORTH KOREA'S CYCLE

OF BELLIGERENCE, PASTOR BAIK IS

SAYING SEE PASSED IT.

THEY ARE NOTHING BUT THEIR

OWN ADEQUACIEADEQUACIES.

THEY ARE WEAK AND POOR AND WE

NEED TO PRAY FOR THEM.

REPORTER: ON THE STREETS OF

PYONGYANG, NORTH KOREA

CELEBRATED

THE

101ST

BIRTHDAY

OF

THE

THE

COUNTRY'S

LATE

COUNTER,

KIM IL

SUNG.

WHILE

THE

COUNTRY

CELEBRATES

THE BIRTHDAY

OF

KIM IL

SUNG

,

THEY HAVE PLA

CED

RIBBONS, SOME

ASKING FOR PEACE, OTHERS THE

REUNIFICATION.

THIS MAN AND TWO SONS SPENT

THE AFTERNOON PEERING INTO NORTH

KOREA WITH BINOCULARS.

I USE THIS OCCASION TO BRING

MY KIDS HERE AND TALK ABOUT WHAT

IS GOING ON IN NORTH KOREA.

IT MAY NOT HAPPEN IN MY

LIFETIME.

THEY MAY SEE THE REUNIFICATION

OF THE TWO COUNTRIES.

REPORTER: GEORGE THOMAS, CBN

NEWS, SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA.

PAT: THERE IS A BOOK OF

PYONGYANG.

A FAMILY THAT LEFT JAPAN TO COME

BACK TO NORTH KOREA TO BE

PATRIOTIC AND PART OF THE

SYSTEM.

INSTEAD OF WELCOMING THEM.

THEY WERE ACCUSED OF BEING

TRAITORS AND PUT INTO THIS GASLY

GOOING AGO, YOU CAN'T BELIEVE

WHAT HAPPENS TO THESE PEOPLE,

THE SUFFERING THEY ENDURE, ALL

THE KIMS WANT IS TO MAINTAIN

POWER.

THIS IS NOTHING BUT A BIG GAME.

IF THE GAME GOES TOO FAR, THE

UNITED STATES HAS TO BE READY TO

DEAL WITH IT FORCEFULLY.

WE CAN'T ALLOW THIS GROUP OF

CRIMINALS.

I AM HAPPY THE CHINESE HAVE SAID

WE CAN'T HAVE SOME GROUP

DESTABILIZING THE REGION FOR

THEIR OWN SELFISH ENDS.

HERE AT HOME, SHOCKING ABORTION

TRIAL GOING ON.

THAT STORY APPARENTLY HAS BEEN

IGNORED BY WHAT WOULD BE CALLED

THE MAJOR NEWS MEDIA WITH THE

EXCEPTION OF

FOX AND

CBN.

LEE WEBB HAS

THAT

STORY.

REPORTER: YOU ARE RIGHT, PAT,

IT IS NOT CLEAR IF THE DOCTOR

GOZNELL WILL TESTIFY.

HE IS CHARGED WITH THE DEATHS OF

SEVEN BABIES AND A 41-YEAR-OLD

PATIENT.

THE BABIES WERE KILLED USING

SCISSORS.

EIGHT EMPLOYEES HAVE PLEADED NOT

GUILTY.

PROSECUTORS WILL CALL MORE

WITNESSES THIS

WEEK.

CASE

HAS SPARKED AN UPROAR AMONG

SOME

CONSERVATIVES AND LIBERALS.

CBN

NEWS WILL BRING YOU MORE

COVERAGE OF THE GOZNEL TRIAL

FROM PHILADELPHIA.

KRISTEN

POWERS

WROTE A P

IECE

IN

USA TODAY SAYING THE MEDIA

BETTER START COVERING THIS

STORY.

SOME OF THE BIG MEDIA OUTLETS

HAVE DECIDED TO COVER IT.

PAT: IT IS LIKE A SLAUGHTER

HOUSE.

IF ANYONE DID ANYTHING AS

VICIOUS OF THIS THE MEDIA WOULD

BE ALL OVER IT.

BECAUSE IT MAKES ABORTION LOOK

BAD, THE MEDIA DOESN'T WANT TO

COVER IT.

IT IS HORRIBLE WHAT THIS MAN WAS

DOING.

YOU KNOW, FOLKS WHY IS IT OKAY

TO KILL A BABY THAT IS FIVE

MONTHS OLD IN THE WOMB AND HE IS

CALLED A QUOTE "FETUS."

AND HE CAN FEEL, HE CAN SENSE.

HE WOULD PROBABLY BE CAPABLE OF

BEING ALIVE IF HE WAS OUTSIDE

THE WOMB.

IT IS OKAY TO KILL HIM AND

CALLED A LEGITIMATE ABORTION.

ONCE HE IS BORN OR SHE IS BORN,

THEN IT BECOMES MURDER, SO WHAT

THEY WERE DOING, THESE BABIES

WERE BEING BORN AS THEY ARE

TENDED TO DO AND THEY WOULD TAKE

SCISSORS AND SNIP THEIR SPINAL

CORDS AND KILL THEM.

THEREFORE IT BECOMES MURDER.

COULD YOU PLEASE TELL ME, MAYBE

I AM A LITTLE

DENSE, WOULD YOU

TELL ME

WHAT THE DIFFERENCE

IS,

LEE?

REPORTER: PAT,

A

FORMER

PLANNED PARENTHOOD OFFICIAL SAYS

THE GROUP

OVERCHARGED THE

STATE

AND

FEDERAL GOVERNMENTS, VICTOR

GONZALEZ CLAIMS THE ORGANIZATION

IS GUILTY OF MORE THAN 100

MILLION DOLLARS

IN OVERBILLING.

AMERICAN CENTER FOR L

AW

AND

JUSTICE REPRESENTS

GONZALES HIS

LAWSUIT

CLAIMS PLANNED

PARENTHOOD

AFFILIATES

UNLAWFULFULLY BILLED THE

GOVERNMENT AT HIGHER PRICES,

PAT.

PAT: FOLKS, I HAVE BEEN

TALKING ABOUT THIS ALONG THE

WAY.

WE OF COURSE SPONSOR AMERICAN

CENTER FOR LAW AND JUSTICE.

THEY SETTLED AFTER MEDIATION IN

TEXAS.

PLANNED PARENTHOOD HAS GOT A

VERY PRESTIGIOUS LAW FORM,

FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL, JIMMY

CARTER IS ONE OF THE SENIOR

PARTNERS OF THIS LAW FIRM.

THEY HAVE THROWN UP EVERY

DELAYING TACTIC YOU CAN IMAGINE.

THESE PLAINTIFFS HAVE NO

STANDING AND ALL SORTS OF LEGAL

REASONS WHY THIS CASE SHOULD BE

DISMISSED.

DISTRICT COURT JUDGE SAID WE

AGREE AND WE'LL DISMISS IT.

AMERICAN CENTER FOR LAW AND

JUSTICE APPEALED TO THE NINTH

CIRCUIT.

THAT IS NOTORIOUSLY LIBERAL

PANEL.

YOU KNOW SOMETHING, THEY AGREED!

AND THE GOVERNMENT AGREED!

THIS CASE WILL GO FORWARD TO

TRIAL.

IT IS GETTING RIPE AS THEY SAY

FOR TRIAL.

ALL KINDS OF DISCOVERIES AND

MOTIONS GOING BACK AND FORTH.

IT IS GOING TO BE HUGE, HUGE,

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.

SHOCKING CASE OF TRIPLE BILLING

FOR PROCEDURES THIS ORGANIZATION

PERFORMED AND BILLED THE

GOVERNMENT FOR, LEE?

REPORTER:

WE'LL CONTINUE TO

FOLLOW THAT CASE, PAT.

IN OTHER

NEWS THE

SOCIALIST

REVOLUTION IN

VENEZUELA MAY

CONTINUE.

HUGO CHAVEZ'S SUCCESSOR WON BUT

OPPONENT NOT CONCEDING.

REPORTER: OFFICIALS DECLARE

NICOLAS MODORO BY 230,000 VOTES

NARROWIST VICTORY.

CHALLENGER HENRIQUEZ WON'T

ACCEPT RESULTS AND CALLING FOR A

FULL RECOUNT.

WE ARE NOT GOING TO RECOGNIZE

THE WIN UNTIL IT IS RECOUNTED.

WE CALLING FOR RESPECT.

IF THEY WANT TO DO AN AUDIT,

THEY ARE WELCOME.

WE TRUST IN THE VENEZUELAN

ELECTORAL SYSTEM.

WE WELCOME AN AUDIT.

REPORTER: MODORO HAD BEEN

ACTING PRESIDENT CHAVEZ'S DEATH.

THE VICTORY FOLLOWED AN OFTEN

UGLY CAMPAIGN IN WHICH HE

PROMISED TO CARRY ON THE CHAVEZ

LEGACY.

VENEZUELA'S ECONOMY HAS BEEN IN

SHAMBLES WITH 22% INFLATION AND

POWER OUTAGES, FOOD SHORTAGES

AND CRIME RATE SKYROCKETED.

SOME OF THE OIL MONEY USED

ALLEVIATE POVERTY, A LOT WAS

USED FURTHER CHAVEZ'S

ANTI-AMERICAN REVELATION

.

MANY HAD HOPES FOR A RETURN TO

FULL DEMOCRACY IN THEIR

HOMELAND.

CHARLENE ISRAEL, CBN

NEWS.

REPORTER:

PAT, THE

QUESTION

IS WHETHER

MODORO

HAS THE

CHARISMATIC QUALITIES AND

WHETHER HE CAN HOLD THE COUNTRY

TOGETHER.

PAT: HUGO CHAVEZ WAS THE

DEMAGOGUE IN THE FIRST ORDER.

HE APPEALED TO THE POOR.

POOR ARE NOT EDUCATED.

THEY DON'T UNDERSTAND THE

ISSUES.

THEY DON'T KNOW THE COUNTRY IS

FALLING APART.

THEY ARE BEING TOLD BY THESE

PEOPLE, IF YOU VOTE FOR ME, I'LL

GET YOU BREAD OR ELECTRIC POWER.

CLEAN WATER, WHATEVER.

ALL IT TAKES IS THE PROMISES.

FACT THAT CHAVEZ WAS DESTROYING

THE COUNTRY AND SENDING BILLIONS

OF DOLLARS, I MIGHT ADD OF THEIR

MONEY TO CUBA TO SUPPORT CASTROS

REGIME OR ECUADOR OR BOLIVIA TO

SUPPORT THE SOCIALISTS THERE.

VENEZUELAN PEOPLE DIDN'T KNOW

THAT.

WE HAVE THAT IN AMERICA.

WHAT IS IN IT FOR ME?

WHEN YOU HAVE THAT KIND OF

SELFISHNESS AND PEOPLE REALIZE

THEY CAN VOTE SOMETHING FOR

THEMSELVES OUT OF THE PUBLIC

FIRST.

HOW DO YOU BEAT IT?

YOU DON'T BEAT IT UNTIL AFTER A

TERRIBLE COLLAPSE.

VENEZUELAN'S ECONOMY IS

ON THE

EDGE OF

THAT

TERRIBLE

COLLAPSE,

LEE?

REPORTER: SENATE

REPUBLICANS

BREAKING FROM

THEIR PARTY TO

SUPPORT A MEASURE

TO EXPAND

BACKGROUND

CHECKS.

SENATOR

SUSAN

COLLINS OF MAINE

SAID SHE'D VOTE FOR THE

COMPROMISE PLAN AND SENATOR JOHN

MCCAIN INDICATED HE MAY VOTE THE

THE PLAN.

SENATE DEMOCRATS NEED EVERY

VOTE

THEY CAN GET.

THIS WEEK'S EXPECTED VOTE TOO

CLOSE TO CALL.

REPUBLICAN SENATOR MARCO RUBIO

SAYS A NEW DEAL ON IMMIGRATION

REFORM DOESN'T INCLUDE AMNESTY.

RUBIO IS PART OF THE SO-CALLED

GANG OF EIGHT.

IT DOES NOT OFFER AMNESTY.

JUST ANOTHER OPTION TO WHAT IS

AVAILABLE.

ALL WE HAVE DONE IS CREATE AN

ALTERNATIVE THAT IS LONGER, MORE

EXPENSIVE AND DIFFICULT TO

NAVIGATE.

IT WOULD BE CHEAPER TO GO BACK

HOME FOR 10 YEARS AND AWAIT A

GREEN CARD.

WE ARE ALLOWING SAME ACCESS TO

THE SAME LEGAL IMMIGRATION

PROCESS AVAILABLE TO EVERYBODY

ELSE.

REPORTER: MANY REPUBLICANS

SAY IT EFFECTIVELY OFFICERS

AMNESTY.

TODAY IS TAX DAY.

A NEW SURVEY SHOWS IT IS A

BURDEN ON SMALL BUSINESSES.

FOUND THAT 84% OF SMALL BUSINESS

OWNERS HAVE TO PAY AN OUTSIDE

TAX PRAK TIGS NER OR ACCOUNTANT

AND SPEND MORE THAN TWO WEEKS A

YEAR ON TAXES.

CONCLUDES TAX CODE IS INHERITLY

UNFAIR TO SMALL BUSINESSES.

WEIGHING IN AT 70,000 PAGES,

U.S. TAX CODE PUNISHES WORK,

NSMENT, RISK TAKING AND

ENTREPRENEURSHIP.

PAT?

PAT: THAT IS ABOUT AS SERIOUS

OF AN INDICTMENT AGAINST ANY

FORM OF LEGISLATION.

IT IS THE PLAYGROUND WITH

SPECIAL INTERESTS.

EVERYBODY GETS HIS LITTLE DEAL.

IT IS SO COME FLEX.

THERE IS A TIME MANY, MANY

PEOPLE DID THEIR OWN TAXES.

YOU SIT DOWN AND DO THEIR OWN

THING.

RIGHT NOW IT IS SO COMPLEX.

ONE CONGRESSMAN WHO HIMSELF IS A

LAWYER AND CPA WHO DOES NOT DO

HIS OWN TAXES.

MUST BRING A TAX PROFESSIONAL.

HE IS IN THE ORGANIZATION THAT

WRITES THE LAWS.

IT IS DISGRACEFUL.

I REMEMBER JIMMY CARTER USING AN

OLD SOUTHERN STATEMENT, IT IS A

DISGRACE TO THE HUMAN RACE.

IT WAS A DISGRACE WAY BACK THEN

AND A WHOLE LOT MORE NOW.

IT WOULD BE SO SIMPLE TO PUT IN

A FLAT TAX.

SIMPLE FLAT TAX AND ELIMINATE

MOST OF THE LOOPHOLES.

HERE YOU HAVE ONE OR TWO.

CANADA DOES NOT HAVE MORTGAGE

INTEREST DEDUCTION.

THERE IS SO MANY DESPAIISPARITIES IN

OUR BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS THAT

ARE CAUSED BY TAXES.

IT IS COSTING 500-600 BILLION

DOLLARS A YEAR IT TAKES OUT OF

THE ECONOMY BECAUSE OF THE TIME

SPENT FIGURING OUT THE TAXES.

SPECIAL INTERESTS DON'T WANT TO

CHANGE IT, ACCOUNTS DON'T WANT

TO CHANGE IT.

WHY WOULD HR BLOCK WANT TO

CHANGE IT?

MORE COMPLEX, THE MORE WORK THEY

HAVE.

IT IS

TIME FOR

A

CHANGE.

LEE?

REPORTER:

WHERE IS ALL THE

TAX MONEY WE ARE

PAYING

GOING?

MORE

EXAMPLES

OF GOVERNMENT

WASTE.

GENERAL ACCOUNTS OFFICE LOOKS

HOW GOVERNMENT DUPLICATES

SPENDING, TWO PROGRAMS PAID 30

MILLION DOLLARS TO INSPECT

CATFISH.

RESEARCH ON FINDING ONE CHEMICAL

AND NO ONE NOTICED BOTH WERE

DOING THE SAME THING.

HOW MUCH DID IT COST?

66 MILLION DOLLARS.

GOVPT SPENT 3 BILLION DOLLARS ON

700

INITIATIVES

ON

RENEWABLE

ENERGY IN 23

AGENCIES.

FISCAL

TIMES

POINTS OUT

CONGRESS

HAS BEEN SLOW

TO

RESPOND TO CUT

BACK ON WASTEFUL SPENDING.

WASHINGTON HAZARD

HAS ADDRESS

16TH 130

ERRORS.

GOLD

IS

DOWN

FROM SEPTEMBER

OF

2011.

SILVER

AND

OTHER

COMMODITIES

HAVE FALLEN.

PAT: I AM SPLIT ON IT, TOO.

I AM STILL A FAN OF GOLD.

THIS IS A DEVASTATING TO THOSE

WHO SPENT A LOT OF THEIR MONEY

AND EARNINGS ON GOLD.

TERRY, I AM SURE YOU HAVE AN

ANSWER.

TERRY: SIT TIGHT.

[LAUGHTER].

PAT: PLAY FOR THE LONG HAUL.

[LAUGHTER].

I HAVE BEEN EMPHASIZING STOCK

THAT IS PAY HIGH DIVIDEND.

I LIKE THESE MASTER LIMITED

PARTNERSHIPS, LMP'S.

MOST DON'T PAY TAXES AND PAY

HIGH DIVIDENDS, YOU CAN GET 6,

7, 8, 9% ON A REGULAR BASIS.

AS MUCH AS I LIKE GOLD, IT

DOESN'T PAY INTEREST OR DICH

DIVIDENDS.

STRENGTH IS OF THE U.S. DOLLAR.

THEY LOOK AT THE DOLLAR AS A

HAVEN.

THAT IS AN INFLATIONARY POLICY

HERE IN THE UNITED STATES, THEY

CAN'T POSSIBLY BE GOOD FOR THE

DOLLAR.

IT HAS BEEN.

DOLLAR IS STILL QUITE STRONG.

VERSES GOLD, IT IS HOLDING UP

AGAINST GOLD.

IT SEEMED COUNTER INTUITIVE TO

HOLD YOUR MONEY IN A DOLLAR

ACCOUNT.

IT HAS WORKED OUT SO FAR FOR

PEOPLE THAT HAVE.

LOOK FOR HIGH DIVIDENDS.

THEY ARE FOUND IN LMP'S.

THEY PROCESS GOLD.

IT FLOWS THROUGH THEIR

PIPELINES.

TERRY: SOME CONSISTENCY

THERE?

PAT: EIGHT OR NINE PERCENT IS

A GOOD DEAL.

MR. MORGAN HAS MADE A FORTUNE

OFF OWNING A PIECE.

ENTERPRISE PRODUCTS GONE UP.

SOME TERRIBLE, OF COURSE, YOU

LOSE YOUR MONEY.

THE GOOD ONES, WELL FINANCED

ONES QUITE SUCCESSFUL.

OUT PERFORMED DAY.

TERRY: TIP FOR THE DAY.

PAT: ALL THE SUDDEN, THEY'LL

GO DOWN AND PEOPLE SAY HOW DARE

YOU.

WHAT IS NEXT?

TERRY: COMING UP, THE DREAM

THAT PITTED ONE FAMILY AGAINST

EACH OTHER, ALMOST TO THE POINT

OF DEATH, FIND OUT WHY THAT IS

NEXT.

REPORTER: TUESDAY, THE U.S.

ISN'T THE ONLY COUNTRY ON THE

VERGE OF LEGALIZING GAY

MARRIAGE.

OBVIOUS THE GOVERNMENT HAS

DECLARED WAR ON CHRISTIANITY.

REPORTER: FIND OUT WHERE IT

IS HAPPENING AND THE SECRET

REASONS WHY.

SOUNDS LIKE SOCIAL

REVOLUTION.

EXACTLY.

REPORTER: TWO FRIENDS LOCKED

UP FACING A LENGTHY PRISON TERM

AND POSSIBLE DEATH SENTENCE.

THEIR STORY TUESDAY ON "THE 700

CLUB."

PAT: THERE IS A SONG WRITTEN

BY AN INDIAN GETTING READY TO BE

MURDER.

HE SAID I HAVE DECIDED TO FOLLOW

JESUS.

IMAGINE IF YOUR DECISION MADE

YOU AN OUTCAST OR A TARGET FOR

DEATH.

THAT IS WHAT HAPPENED TO THE MAN

FROM ETHIOPIA IN OUR NEXT STORY.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM TELLS US, THE

POWER OF LOVE BROKE DOWN THE

BARRIERS OF HATE AND REUNITED

HIM.

REPORTER: ABDUE AND FATHER

SULIMAN SPEND TIME STUDYING THE

BIBLE TOGETHER.

SOME MIGHT CALL IT A MIRACLE

SINCE THE TWO DIDN'T SPEAK FOR

20 YEARS.

WHY?

AT THE AGE OF 16, ABDUE DECIDED

TO LEAVE ISLAM AND FOLLOW JESUS.

I WAS SLEEPING, JESUS WOKE ME

UP.

IT WAS LIKE A DREAM OR

REVELATION.

REPORTER: ABDUE GAVE HIS LIFE

TO CHRIST AFTER READING FROM A

BORROWED BIBLE.

HIS FAMILY WAS ANGRY.

LEAVING ISLAM BRINGS DISGRACE.

VILLAGE LEADERS ORDERED A GANG

OF YOUNG MEN TO ATTACK HIM.

AS I WAS WALKING TO SCHOOL,

THIS GANG BEAT ME BADLY WITH A

ROPE.

THEY ASKED ME IF I WAS GOING TO

CONTINUE TO BE A CHRISTIAN AND

IF THIS WAS MY FINAL DECISION.

IF IT WAS THEY WOULD KILL ME

REPORTER: STILL ABDUE REFUSED

TO RENOUNCE JESUS.

HIS FATHER TRIED TO KILL ABDUE.

WE THREW ABDUE OUT OF OUR

HOME BECAUSE OF HIS FAITH IN

JESUS.

HE WENT TO ANOTHER VILLAGE.

REPORTER: ABDUE WORKED AT A

CHURCH AS A SECURITY GUARD AND

GREW STRONGER IN HIS FAITH.

HE READ MORE THAN 100 CHRISTIAN

BOOKS AND BEGAN DISCIPLING OTHER

FORMER MUSLIMS WHO CAME TO

JESUS.

ABDUE'S MOTHER MISSED HIM VERY

MUCH.

DURING THE SIX YEARS I HEARD

ABDUE WAS NOT DRINKING ALCOHOL.

I DECIDED TO GO SEE HIM

SECRETLY.

REPORTER: IMPRESSED BY THE

CHANGES, SHE CONSIDERED CHRIST.

HOWEVER IT TOOK 10 YEARS BEFORE

SHE TOO WOULD LEAVE ISLAM BEFORE

SHE WOULD FOLLOW JESUS.

I DECIDED TO FOLLOW JESUS.

REPORTER: ABOUT A YEAR LATER,

SULEIMAN'S INFLUENCE SOFTENED.

NOW HE AND THE REST OF HIS

FAMILY ABOUT 40 ARE FOLLOWING

JESUS.

I AM HAPPY MY FAMILY HAS COME

TO JESUS.

THE MOST EXCITING THING TO ME A

PLACE NEAR MY HOME IS BEING USED

AS A CHURCH.

PEOPLE ARE COMING AND PRAYING

AND GIVING THEIR LIVED TO

CHRIST.

REPORTER: ABDUE IS A

MISSIONARY TO AREAS HOSTILE TO

THE GOSPEL.

AS FOR SULEIMAN, HE SAYS HE IS

NOT ABOUT TO RETURN TO ISLAM.

HE LOOKS FORWARD TO ETERNITY

WITH THE LORD.

FUNDAMENTALISTS CAN DO THEIR

WORST.

EVEN IF THEY KILL US, WE ARE NOT

AFRAID, CHRISTIAN BELIEVERS WILL

BURY US.

IT IS BETTER TO BE ALONE IN

CHRIST THAN LIVE IN A COMMUNITY

WITHOUT CHRIST.

WE DON'T FEAR, FEAR.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM, CBN NEWS.

PAT: I WANTS TO ASK YOU, IS

YOUR FAITH STRONG ENOUGH TO DO

LIKE SULEIMAN AND HIS FAMILY?

ARE YOU STRONG ENOUGH TO SAY I

KNOW JESUS.

I HAVE DECIDED TO FOLLOW JESUS.

THERE IS NO TURNING BACK, NO

TURNING BACK.

WHAT AN EXAMPLE OF VIBRANT FAITH

TO INSPIRE US ALL.

TERRY?

TERRY: UP NEXT, THE SECRET

SHE TOOK TO HER FATHER'S GRAVE.

MY PLAN WOULD YOU SAY, AFTER

HE SUFFERS LONG ENOUGH, I'LL

TELL HIM.

THAT DIDN'T WORK OUT THAT WAY.

TERRY: HEAR WHAT SHE NEVER

WANTED TO TELL HER DAD.

THAT IS NEXT.

TERRY: WHEN JANETTE MCGHEE

WAS A CHILD, SHE WAS BEATEN SO

BADLY SHE HAD TO STAY HOME A

WEEK AND A HALF.

THE ABUSE STOP, THE MEMORIES

NEVER WENT

AWAY UNTIL SHE WAS ON

THE EDGE OF A MENTAL BREAK

DOWN.

*

REPORTER: JANETTE MCGHEE

EXPRESSES HER HEART IN MUSIC,

DANCE AND SPOKEN WORD POETRY.

I WON'T NEED TO IDENTIFY YOU

BY ANY SPECIAL MARKS, HIS WORD

WILL BE TATTED ALL OVER YOUR

HEART.

SHE FINDS HEALING FROM WOUNDS

OF HER PAST.

YOU HEAR BACK AND FORTH

BETWEEN YOUR PARENTS,

AUTOMATICALLY MY HEART STARTS

BEATING HARD

REPORTER: AS A LITTLE GIRL,

JANETTE MCGHEE NEVER KNEW WHEN

IT WAS GOING TO BE ONE OF THOSE

NIGHTS.

ALCOHOL AND DRUGS TURNED THE DAD

SHE LOVED INTO THE STRANGER SHE

FEARED.

CAN I GET A KNIFE AND HELP

HER?

YOU FELT HELPLESS.

REPORTER: THERE WERE GOOD

MEMORIES OF HIM, TOO.

HE WAS A MUSICIAN, BEAUTIFUL

VOICE.

I REMEMBER LOVING TO HEAR HIM

SING.

I THOUGHT HE WAS THIS COOL GUY.

HE HAD TO STRUGGLE WITHIN HIM.

I KNEW HE LOVED ME.

I NEVER THOUGHT IT WOULD GET TO

AN EXTEND WHERE THIS GUY IS

GOING TO KILL ME.

REPORTER: HER DAD WASN'T THE

ONLY FAMILY MEMBER SHE HAD TO

WORRY ABOUT.

IN MY SPIRIT I KNEW IT WAS

BAD.

REPORTER: HE MOLESTED HER FOR

A YEAR AND A HALF THEN HER DAD

CROSSED THAT LINE.

JANETTE --

IT WAS A COMPLETE SHOCK.

COMPLETELY SCARY.

WHAT DO I DO OTHER THAN KIND OF

JUST GO WITH WHAT IS GOING ON?

I TRUSTED HIM AS MY DAD.

REPORTER: JANETTE HAD FAITH

IN GOD EVEN AS A LITTLE GIRL.

WHEN SHE TOLD HER MOM ABOUT THE

FAMILY MEMBER, HE NEVER BABY SAT

AGAIN.

SHE NEVER SAID ANYTHING ABOUT

HER DAD.

SHE DIDN'T WANT TO ADD TO HER

MOM'S BURDENS.

HE MOLESTED HER TWO MORE TIMES

AND PHYSICALLY ABUSED HER FOR

YEARS.

ALWAYS A STRUGGLE OF NOT

HAVING CONFIDENCE IN WHO I WAS.

LOOKING AT OTHER FAMILIES, WHY

DOES SHE GET TO HAVE A GOOD DAD?

ANGRY WITH GOD, THAT DOESN'T

MAKE SENSE TO ME.

I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY OR WHAT

SIN I COMMITTED.

WHEN JANETTE WAS 15, HER

FATHER BECAME DEATHLY ILL AND

ASKED FOR HER FORGIVENESS.

I RESPONDED TO HIM.

HE SAID I NEED YOU TO FORGET ME.

I SAID NO.

I WILL NOT.

I LOOKED HIM DEAD IN THE EYE

AND SAID THAT.

I'LL TELL HIM NO NOW, AFTER HE

SUFFERS LONG ENOUGH I'LL TELL

HIM

REPORTER: HE DIED A FEW DAYS

LATER.

I FELT HORRIBLE.

REPORTER: AND SHE WOULD FOR

YEARS.

JANETTE NEVER HAD TO FACE ABUSE,

SHE HAD TO DEAL WITH ITS

CONSEQUENCES.

SHE WAS LONELY AND WITH DRAWN

THROUGHOUT HER TEENS KEEPING HER

SICKENING MEMORIES FROM HERSELF.

WHEN SHE WAS 22 HER ROOMMATE

TRIGGERED HER HEART BREAK.

IT IMMEDIATELY FLIPPED ME

BACK TO BEING IN THAT HOME.

MY DAD SENDING MY MOM OUT AND

WATCHING MY MOM LEAVE AND THAT

IMMEDIATE TERROR OF WHO IS GOING

TO HAPPEN WHEN SHE IS NOT HERE.

I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO HAVE TO

CHECK INTO A MENTAL INSTITUTION.

I WAS TERRIFIED.

I DIDN'T WANT TO TELL ANYBODY.

I WAS EMBARRASSED.

REPORTER: SHE DECIDED GETTING

HELP WAS WORTH THE

EMBARRASSMENT.

SHE TOLD EVERY DETAIL TO A

FRIEND FROM CHURCH.

I FELT SO MUCH FOR FREE.

I DIDN'T HAVE THE SAME THING

THAT WAS KEEPING ME BOUND AND

NOT TALKING ABOUT THINGS COULD

REALLY WEIGH YOU DOWN.

SHE TOLD HER MOM WHO WAS

LIVID.

I DIDN'T TELL HER UNTIL HE

PAST AWAY.

REPORTER: WITH A COUPLE OF

YEARS OF BIBLICAL COUNSELING,

JANETTE STARTED TO HEAL INSIDE.

ONE OF THE WAY THE ENEMY

DEFEATS US IS MAKING US FEEL ALL

ALONE.

THAT IS HOW HE KEPT ME BOUND

MAKING ME FEEL I AM FILTHY AND

DIRTY.

THE LORD

OF

CHRIST IS THE

RESURRECTION.

YOU CAN'T SKIP THE SUFFERING OR

SOULS HE CAME FOR THAT ARE LOST.

THERE IS LIGHT AT THE END OF THE

TUNNEL.

SYSTEM OF US ARE RUNNING

HAPHAZARDLY DUE TO FEAR.

JANETTE SAYS POETRY ALLOWS

OTHERS TO LEAVE THEIR SECRET

PAIN.

AS FOR HER DAD.

DO YOU FORGIVE HIM?

DEFINITELY.

ONLY THE LORD CAN PLACE THAT

FORGIVENESS.

RESTING IN THAT TRUTH,

ALLOW US

TO K

NOW

EVEN THE THINGS THAT ARE

HORRIBLE, THAT WHICH IS MEANT

FOR

EVIL WILL TURN OUT TO BE FAR

GOOD.

BEING ABLE TO REST IN THAT GIVES

ME A LOT OF PEACE KNOWING GOD

HAS HAD ME EVERY STEP OF THE WAY

AND NOT FORGOTTEN ME, EVER.

TERRY: HE HAS HAD YOU, TOO.

MANY TIMES IN DARK PLACES, MANY

OF YOU HAVE SAID GOD, WHERE ARE

YOU?

TODAY YOU ARE BOUND IN THE SAME

THINGS THAT BOUND JANETTE.

SHAME HAS A LOT OF POWER,

DOESN'T IT?

SO DOES FEAR.

THEY HOLD US IN THE PRISON THAT

IS OF OUR OWN MAKING P. WE GIVE

POWER TO THOSE THINGS BY

ALLOWING THEM TO TAKE PRECEDENCE

IN OUR LIVES.

WE CAN CHOOSE, JESUS SAID HE

CAME TO SET THE CAPTIVE FREE.

JANETTE SAID IT.

SHE WAS BOUND.

SHE WAS BOUND UP.

HER LIFE WAS ON A STAND STILL.

ACTUALLY GOING DOWN.

AND THEN, AND THEN SHE CAME TO A

PLACE OF SURRENDER AND LETTING

GO.

UNDERSTANDING THAT ONLY GOD, YOU

KNOW THAT IS TRUE FOR ALL OF US.

IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT YOU HAVE

DONE OR WHAT YOU HAVE COME FROM,

WHAT HAS BEEN DONE TO YOU.

ONLY GOD CAN HEAL WHAT HAPPENS

INSIDE OF YOU.

WHEN SHE FELT LIKE SHE WAS GOING

CRAZY, LIKE SHE COULDN'T HANG ON

ANY LONGER, ONLY GOD CAN STEP

INTO THAT PLACE DEEP INSIDE OF

US.

THAT PLACE IN OUR PSYCHES AND

DEPTHS OF THE HEART.

BRUISED AND WOUNDED PLACES, WE

HAVE ALLOWED TO EXIST AND FESTER

FOR YEARS.

WHEN THAT HAPPENS, WE GET

BITTER, ANGRY, SHUT DOWN, CLOSE

OFF.

WE DON'T WANT TO BE HURT AGAIN.

IT IS A NATURAL DEFENSE

MECHANISM.

BUT WHEN GOD IS ALLOWED TO COME

INTO THE MIDST OF THAT, YOU ARE

SET FREE, YOU ARE SET FREE.

A NEW BEGINNING.

IT DOESN'T COST ANYTHING.

IT WILL COST YOU EVERYTHING.

DOESN'T COST ANYTHING IN MONEY.

WHAT YOU ARE SAYING IS GOD I

RECOGNIZE, I AM CREATED BY YOU.

I HAVE BROKENNESS IN ME BECAUSE

OF THE CRAZY SINFUL WORLD WE

LIVE IN.

I WANT TO BE SET FREE, JESUS.

I WANT TO BE ONE OF THOSE

BLESSED BY WHAT YOU CAME FOR.

ONE OF THOSE HEALED AND MADE

WHOLE.

ONE OF THOSE TRULY SET FREE BY

THE ONLY ONE THAT CAN SET ME

FREE.

HOW DO YOU DO THAT?

WELL IT IS ALL ABOUT

RELATIONSHIPS.

IT BEGINS WITH INVITING JESUS

INTO YOUR HEART.

YOU MIGHT KNOW ABOUT HIM.

YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN IN GROUPS OF

PEOPLE WHERE YOU TALKED ABOUT

HIM.

IT IS NOT ABOUT WHAT EVERYBODY

ELSE BELIEVES.

IT IS NOT ABOUT THAT.

IT IS NOT ABOUT PERFORMANCE.

IT IS ABOUT A RELATIONSHIP IN

YOUR OWN HEART AND LIFE WITH THE

LIVING GOD.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO START THAT

TODAY?

IT IS NEVER TOO LATE.

YOU CAN HAVE A NEW BEGINNING

TODAY.

STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND SAY

YES, FINALLY.

JUST PRAY WITH ME RIGHT NOW.

JESUS, I WANT TO KNOW YOU.

I WANT TO KNOW THE LOVE YOU HAVE

FOR ME.

I WANT TO KNOW YOUR FORGIVENESS

FOR ME.

BEFORE I GIVE YOU ANYTHING ELSE,

I GIVE YOU ME.

I AM A SINNER IN NEED OF A

SAVIOR.

JESUS, FILL ME WITH YOUR HOLY

SPIRIT, TEACH ME YOUR WAYS.

TAKE MY LIFE AND MAKE IT COUNT

FOR YOU.

LORD, I AM COMING TO YOU BROKEN,

WOUNDED, SHAMED.

I WANT YOU TO HELP ME FORGIVE

THOSE THAT HURT ME.

SAYING YES TO YOU, YES TO YOUR

WAYS, YES TO CHANGE, YES TO

BEING FILLED.

YES TO A BRAND NEW BEGINNING AND

YES TO ETERNITY WITH YOU.

I WANT EVERYTHING YOU HAVE TO

GIVE ME, LORD.

I GIVE YOU ALL THAT I AM TODAY,

IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

FLA F YOU HAVE BEGUN A NEW

RELATIONSHIP, NEW ADVENTURE,

WHAT DO YOU DO NOW?

PAT HAS PUT TOGETHER A PACKET

FOR YOU CALLED "A NEW DAY."

IT IS FILLED WITH WISDOM,

GUIDANCE FROM THE WORD OF GOD.

IT IS ALL HERE AND FREE.

SO IS THE TOLL-FREE NUMBER

1-800-759-0700.

CALL AND SAY I JUST PRAYED THAT

PRAYER.

I WOULD LIKE THE "A NEW DAY"

PACKET.

WE'LL GET IT RIGHT OUT TO YOU,

PAT?

PAT: THANKS, TERRY.

THE LINES WILL BE OPEN IF THEY

ARE BUSY.

BE PATIENT.

CALL IN.

SOMEBODY IS HERE THAT CARES

ABOUT YOU.

STILL AHEAD, IN CASE YOU MISSED

IT, IT IS A NEW WEEK!

IT IS A NEW EDITION OF BRING IT

ON.

JANET SAYS DOES SOMEBODY REALLY

BECOME A CHRISTIAN BY SAYING

MAGIC WORDS?

WE'LL TAKE JANET'S IMPORTANT

QUESTION AND MORE COMING UP

NEXT.

REPORTER:

WELCOME

BACK TO

"700 CLUB."

PASTOR

RICK

WARREN

AND WIFE

HELD A

PRIVATE

FUNERAL

SERVICE FOR THEIR

SON,

27-YEAR-OLD

MATTHEW

WARREN TOOK

HIS OWN LIFE

AFTER

A

LONG

BATTLE

OF MENTAL ILLNESS.

SUNDAY WARREN SAID THE FAMILY

DECIDED ON

A

PRIVATE SERVICE TO

AVOID MORE CONTROVERSY AND PAIN.

WARREN WROTE THE FAMILY'S

GRIEVING HAS BEEN PUBLIC.

GRIEVING WHEN HATERS CELEBRATE

YOUR PAIN HAS BEEN MORE

DIFFICULT.

MORE THAN 2000 PEOPLE GAVE THEIR

LIVES TO JESUS CHRIST DURING

HOLY WEEK IN THE PHILIPPINES.

THE PROGRAM "SHACKLES"

FEATURES CHALLENGES THROUGH

FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST.

IT AIRED GOOD FRIDAY AS WELL AS

SATURDAY AND REACHED ALMOST NINE

MILLION HOMES IN MANILA AND

PROVINCES.

THIS YEAR'S PROGRAM PROVED

NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE WITH GOD.

YOU CAN

FIND

OUT MORE

ABOUT WHA

T

CBN I

S DOING AROUND

THE WORLD BY

LOGGING

ON

TO

CBN.COM/INTERNATIONAL.

PAT AND TERRY WILL BE BACK AFTER

THIS.

TERRY: TIME TO ANSWER SOME

OF YOUR E-MAIL QUESTIONS, WE ARE

GOING TO BEGIN FROM ONE FROM

JANET, PAT.

DOES SOMEONE REALLY BECOME A

CHRISTIAN BY SAYING MAGIC WORDS

AND

AGREEING TO BASIC

PRINCIPLES.

PAT: JANET, YOU ARE VERY

PERCEPTIVE.

NO YOU DON'T BECOME A CHRISTIAN

BY SAYING MAGIC WORDS AND

AGREEING TO SOME BASIC

PRINCIPLES.

EXCEPT A MAN BE BORN AGAIN, HE

CANNOT ENTER THE KINGDOM OF

GOD.

BEING BORN AGAIN, TRANSFORMATION

OF YOUR LIFE.

EQUIVALENT TO REBIRTH.

YOU ARE BORN AGAIN.

AND THAT MEANS YOU HAVE TURNED

AWAY FROM SIN.

YOU HAVE SURRENDERED YOUR LIFE

TO JESUS.

YOU HAVE MADE A LIFETIME

COMMITMENT TO THE LORD.

THE HOLY SPIRIT HAS COME INTO

YOUR LIFE AND YOU ARE A

TRANSFORMED

PERSON.

THAT IS A WH

OLE

LOT

MORE FROM

SAYING SOME

MAGIC WORD.

IT IS A COMMITMENT TO YOUR LIFE

IN JESUS CHRIST AND HIS

ANOINTING YOU WITH HIS HOLY

SPIRIT.

BORN AGAIN.

ALL RIGHT.

TERRY: THIS IS TIM, PAT, MY

CHURCH IS RAISING MONEY FOR A

PARTICULAR FUND.

I WAS THINKING OF TAKING OUT A

LOAN OF $5,000 WILL GOD BLESS ME

FOR MY GENEROSITY

OR

CURSE M

E

FOR BEING FOOLISH.

PAT: COME ON THE SIDE OF

BEING BLESSED FOR GENEROSITY.

THAT IS A NOBLE THING TO DO.

YOU HAVE TO MAKE SURE, I AM

GOING TO GIVE A PART, ARE YOU

GOING TO MAKE A LOAN FOR $5,000

AND GIVE $500 TO THE CHURCH AND

KEEP $4,500 TO THE CHURCH AND BE

IN DEBT.

TERRY: I KNOW YOU HAVE

TALKED ABOUT WHEN GOD HAS SPOKEN

TO YOU ABOUT GIVING A CERTAIN

AMOUNT.

YOU HAVE DONE IN IT FAITH GOD

WOULD BRING THE FUNDS TO YOU.

THAT WOULD BE AN ALTERNATIVE TO

BORROWING AND OWING.

PAT: IF IT IS A BUILDING

FUND, YOU CAN MAKE A PLEDGE.

BE CAREFUL, YOU ARE NOT PLAYING

GAMES WITH GOD.

THAT IS THE BIG THING.

DON'T PLAY GAMES SAYING I AM

GOING TO DO SOME NOBLE THING, I

AM GOING TO CUT IN HALF OF IT

FOR ME.

BE CAREFUL.

TERRY: HERE IS ONE YOU KNOW

A GOOD DEAL ABOUT.

THIS IS PEARL.

I READ ABOUT FASTING, I HAVE

NEVER DONE IT.

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF FASTING?

DO I CUT OUT ALL FOOD AND

LIQUID, WHAT IF I HAVE

MEDICATION?

WHAT ARE THE RULES TO FASTING?

PAT: IDEA IS I HAVE PUT AHEAD

OF YOU MY BASIC FOOD.

I HAVE SAID YOU BE STILL.

I AM GOING TO LET MY SPIRIT TAKE

ASCEND ENCY.

THERE IS SO-CALLED NO PLEASANT

BREAD.

NOT EATING MEATS, SWEETS OR

DRINKING ALCOHOL.

THAT IS THE DANIEL FAST.

ANOTHER IS STRICTLY JUICES.

ANOTHER IS JUST WATER.

THERE ARE SOME FASTS TOTAL

ABSTINENCE.

IF YOU HAVE

A

MEDICAL

CONDITION,

GOD DOESN'T

WANT YOU TO

DESTROY

YOURSELF FOR A

SPIRITUAL

JOURNEY.

DO WHAT IS PRUDENT.

BASICALLY WHAT YOU ARE SAYING IS

GOD, I AM GIVING MOIST TO MYSELF

TO YOU.

I AM PUTTING YOU FIRST.

THAT IS WHAT A FAST IS ALL

ABOUT.

TERRY: THIS IS TIFFANY, PAT.

I AM A CHRISTIAN, LATELY I HAVE

STARTED QUESTIONING TRUTHS I

HAVE KNOWN MY WHOLE LIFE.

I AM BURNED OUT.

DOES GOD

UNDERSTAND

THIS?

IS THERE A

BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE

ON MID LIFE CRISIS?

PAT: YES.

I HAVE QUOTED THE PSALM, DAVID

SAYS RESTORE UNTO ME THE JOY OF

SALVATION.

WE LOSE IT BECAUSE WE SIN.

WE HAVE DONE SOMETHING

WRONG.

WE HAVE

ALLOWED SOMETHING TO

COME INTO OUR LIVES.

IT BECOMES CORROSIVE.

YOU HAVE NEGLECTED PRAYER, BIBLE

STUDY WITH OTHERS.

YOU ARE CENTERING ON YOURSELF

MORE AND MORE.

SPIRITUAL LIFE BEGINS TO DIE.

I RECOMMEND GETTING A PART WITH

YOU THE BIBLE, MAYBE A PIECE OF

PAPER, YOU WRITE DOWN THINGS YOU

ARE DOING WRONG.

YOU CONFESS THIS TO THE LORD,

ONE AFTER A TIME.

YOU DON'T JUST SAY GOD FORGIVE

MY SINS, NO, NO.

WHAT DID YOU DO?

I SPOKE

HARSHLY

TO

SOMEBODY, I

STOLE FROM

SOMEBODY, I

LIED TO

SOMEBODY.

CONFESS

THAT

AND

PUT

IT

AWAY.

SAY

GOD,

I A

SK

YOU TO

FORGIVE

ME

THIS,

THIS,

AND

THIS.

WHEN YOU ARE

FINISHED, TAKE

THAT

PIECE OF

PAPER AND

BURN

IT.

I AM FREE

BEFORE

THE

LORD.

THEN

YOU

BEGIN

TO PRAISE GOD FOR

FORGIVING YOU.

THAT IS THE BEST WAY TO OVERCOME

THOSE.

TERRY: THAT IS ALL THE TIME

WE HAVE FOR E-MAILS TODAY.

UP NEXT, ONE PERSON WHO HAS

GIVEN AWAY TWO BILLION DOLLARS

WORTH OF SUPPLIES.

WE ARE GOING TO SHOW YOU

HOW SHE

HAS DONE

IT.

THAT IS NEXT.

PAT: AMAZING LADY I AM ABOUT

TO INTRODUCE TO YOU WORKED FOR

OPERATION BLESSING FOR 20 YEARS,

SINCE THEN THAT ORGANIZATION HAS

DELIVERED OVER 1 BILLION

PRODUCTS AROUND THE WORLD.

THIS LADY, PAM ERICKSON IS THE

AUTHOR OF THE BOOK "YOU, ME, YOU

FIRST, ME SECOND."

SHE IS COMING ON THIRD.

PAM, GOOD TO HAVE YOU WITH US.

WHAT IS THE SECRET?

YOU HAVE BEEN ONE OF THE MOST

EFFECTIVE FUNDRAISERS I KNOW

ANYTHING ABOUT.

WHAT IS YOUR SECRET?

THERE ARE A FEW THINGS, PAD.

I HAVE EMBRACED A TEACHING YOU

HAVE SHARED WITH US ABOUT ASKING

FOR GOD'S WISDOM, ANOINTING AND

FAVOR.

EACH DAY I DO THAT.

I SEE GOD'S HANDY WORK.

THREE GUIDELINES.

YEARS AGO THE LORD GAVE ME

PROVERBS 31:9.

I HAVE A CALLING ON ME TO BE THE

ADVOCATE FOR THE NEED.

SECOND THING I DO IS I TAKE THAT

NEED AND EMBRACE IT, LIVE IT,

FEEL IT, TOUCH IT.

I GET MYSELF CONNECTED IN THE

COMMUNITY SO THAT THE PASSION IN

ME EVOLVES INTO SOMETHING I CAN

SHARE WITH THOSE THAT HAVE THE

RESOURCES.

THIRD THING I DO IS TAKE ALL

THAT PASSION IN ME AND I PUT

TOGETHER WHAT I CALL A PASSION

TRANSFER.

THAT IS ACTUALLY WHERE THOSE

WITH THE RESOURCES CONNECT WITH

ME AND RECEIVE THAT SAME PASSION

AND URGENCY.

RESULT IS THEY ARE COMPELLED TO

GIVE.

PAT: TELL US A FOR INSTANCE,

CAN YOU SHARE SOMETHING.

WHEN YOU ARE CONNECTED TO THE

NEED, YOU CAN TELL LIVE STORIES,

THERE ARE SO MANY STRUGGLING

WITH THE NEEDS.

ONE STORY I LIKE TO TELL, ONE

TIME A YOUNG MOM BROUGHT HER

LITTLE ONE TO RECEIVE FOOD AND

MAYBE SOME BABY FOOD AS WELL.

SHE DIDN'T KNOW WE ALSO HAD

DIAPERS AVAILABLE.

SHE HAD BROUGHT HER LITTLE ONE

WRAPPED IN PAPER TOWELS.

THOSE PAPER TOWELS ARE WHAT SHE

WAS USING TO SUBSTITUTE FOR THE

DIAPERS.

WHEN I TELL THOSE THAT HAVE THE

RESOURCES, STORIES LIKE THAT, IT

GIVES THEM A GOOD VISUAL TO

CATCH ON TO THE PASSION OF

SERVING OTHERS.

PAT: IS IT ONE COUNTRY YOU

HAVE A PARTICULAR BURDEN FOR?

WHEN I WENT OVER TO CHINA, I

VISITED SEVERAL ORPHANAGES

THERE.

I GOT TO HOLD A LITTLE SIX WEEK

OLD ORPHAN IN MY ARMS.

THEY HAVE PROGRAMS OUT THERE

THAT ARE ONES THAT CONNECT,

ELDERLY AND THEN THE LITTLE

ONES, ORPHANS AND THE ELDERLY

COME TOGETHER.

IT CREATES AN ENVIRONMENT OF

WARMTH AND TENDERNESS.

THAT IS A WONDERFUL THING TO DO

WITH ALL OF THE WISDOM THOSE CAN

SHARE.

ALSO THE PATIENCE TO BE ABLE TO

BE AROUND LITTLE ONES.

PAT: PAM, PEOPLE PORTRAY

CORPORATIONS AS BEING HEARTLESS

AND SOULLESS, TREMENDOUS AMOUNT

OF PHILANTHROPY.

YOU HAVE TOUCHED INTO THIS

IMPULSE?

ABSOLUTELY.

I BUILD RELATIONSHIPS WITH THE

PEOPLE THERE IN THE CORPORATIONS

AT THE COMMUNITY LEVEL AND THAT

HAVE THE RESPONSIBILITY THE

CONNECTING TO THE COMMUNITY.

COMPANIES DO CARE AND LOOKING

FOR OPPORTUNITIES TO BE IN THE

COMMUNITY AND NON-PROFIT

PARTNERS THAT ARE THE COMMUNITY

EXPERTS TO BE ABLE TO MAKE THAT

CONNECTION SO THEIR RESOURCES

CAN BE PLUGGED INTO THE NEED.

IT IS A BEAUTIFUL WIN-WIN

PARTNERSHIP.

THEY COME WITH THE HEART OF

WANTING TO HELP.

WE OFFER THE ABILITY TO MAKE

THOSE CONNECTIONS FOR THEM SO

THAT THEY CAN HAVE THE MAXIMUM.

PAT:

OPERATION BLESSING IS

CHRISTIAN ORIENTED, IS THAT A

PLUS?

IF I CAN GET IN THE DOOR AND

DEMONSTRATE WE HAVE INTEGRITY, I

LOVE THOSE TRUCKS AND ALWAYS

THERE ON TIME.

WE CONSIDER OUR DRIVERS TO BE

AMBASSADORS AND REPRESENTING US.

WE HAVE HAD COMPANIES CALL BACK

AND SAY I LOVE YOUR DRIVERS,

THEY ARE KIND, PATIENT, WARM.

WHEN WE HAVE THE ABILITY TO SHOW

OURSELVES WITHOUT A FIRST

IMPRESSION WITHOUT MAKING THAT

TO THEM, WE ARE AN ORGANIZATION

THAT CAN BE TRUSTED, THEN

USUALLY ALL OF THOSE OTHER

THINGS ARE PUT BEHIND US AND GO

WITH THE RELATIONSHIP.

A COUPLE BILLION DOLLARS?

COUPLE BILLION DOLLARS IN

VALUE OF THE PRODUCT.

ALSO OVER A HUNDRED BILLION

POUNDS OF PRODUCT BROUGHT IN AS

RESOURCES TO HELP THE NETWORK.

PAT: EVERY YEAR?

THAT IS GOOD.

YES.

YES.

PAT: WHAT A THRILL.

YOU GET UP IN THE MORNING AND

FEEL GOOD.

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE WHAT I DO.

I HAVE DONE EXACTLY THE SAME

THING SINCE I STARTED HERE.

IT IS ONE OF THE THINGS I HAVE

BEEN CREATED FOR THIS.

PAT: I THINK GOD GAVE YOU A

PURPOSE.

WHEN THE DAY IS OVER YOU CAN SAY

LORD, YOU FORMED ME FOR THIS

PURPOSE AND I FULFILL WHAT I WAS

FORMED FOR.

YOU ARE TERRIFIC, PAM ERICKSON

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN BOOK IS

CALLED "YOU FIRST, ME SECOND,

GETTING TO THE HEART OF SOCIAL

RESPONSIBILITY."

IT IS A THRILLING STORY, PAM IS

A WONDER WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE

HUGE AMOUNTS OF PRODUCTS THAT

HAVE FLOWED THROUGH OPERATION

BLESSING IN THIS COUNTRY AND

AROUND THE WORLD.

THAT IS ALL THE TIME WE HAVE FOR

TODAY'S PROGRAM.

TOMORROW TWO WOMEN SHARE THEIR

STORY OF BEING LOCKED UP IN

IRAN'S MOST NOTORIOUS PRISON.

PSALMS, MAY HE GRANT YOU

ACCORDING TO YOUR

HEART'S DESIRE

AND FULFILL YOUR OWN PURPOSE!

SEE YOU TOMORROW, BYE-BYE.

REPORTER: TUESDAY, THE U.S.

ISN'T THE ONLY COUNTRY ON THE

VERGE OF LEGALIZING GAY

MARRIAGE.

IT IS OBVIOUS THE GOVERNMENT

HAS DECLARED WAR ON

CHRISTIANITY.

FIND OUT WHERE IT IS HAPPENING

AND THE SECRET REASONS WHY.

SOUNDS LIKE SOCIAL

REVOLUTION.

EXACTLY.

REPORTER: PLUS TWO FRIENDS

LOCKED UP FOR SHARING THEIR

FAITH.

FACING A LENGTHY PRISON TERM AND

POSSIBLE DEATH SENTENCE.

THEIR STORY TUESDAY ON "THE 700

CLUB".

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