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The 700 Club - May 21, 2013

A tragic death, bankruptcy, and homelessness couldn’t keep Jerry and Paula from God’s love. After hitting rock bottom, they made a decision that gave them hope for the future and a multi-million-dollar business. Read Transcript


[APPLAUSE]

Gordon: WELL, WELCOME

TO "THE 700 CLUB."

SEARCSEARCH-AND-RESCUE

TEAMS ARE LOOKING FOR

SURVIVORS IN OKLAHOMA AFTER

A MASSIVE TORNADO DESTROYED

SCHOOLS AND FLATTENED ENTIRE

NEIGHBORHOODS.

Terry: AS MANY AS 91

PEOPLE, INCLUDING 20

CHILDREN, WERE KILLED, AND

THE DEATH TOLL COULD RISE.

WE HAVE TWO STORIES FROM CBN

NEWS, BEGINNING WITH DALE

HURD.

[YELLING]

Reporter: THE DEADLY

FE4 TORNADO CUT A PATH OF

TERRIBLE DESTRUCTION, TWO

MILES WIDE, 12 MILES LONG.

NEIGHBORHOODS FLATTENED,

HOMES AND SCHOOLS

DESTROYED.

MY DAUGHTER IN IS A SAFE

ROOM, AND A MINUTE AFTER THE

SAFE ROOM, I HEAR BOOM.

AND ALL YOU COULD DO IS

SMELL SHEET ROCK AND WOOD.

IT WAS OVER LIKE THAT.

Reporter: THE TWISTER

PACKED 200 MILE-AN-HOUR

WINDS, SHOWN HERE FROM A

FAMILY'S UNDERGROUND

SHELTER, AND THEN THE

DEVASTATION AFTERWARDS.

THE LORD GIVETH, AND THE

LORD TAKETH AWAY.

THAT'S ABOUT A TWO-MILE

WIDE LAWN MOWER BLADE GOING

OVER A COMMUNITY, WIPING OUT

EVERYTHING IN ITS PATH.

Reporter: WORRIES OF

ALL, THE DESTRUCTION

INCLUDED AN ELEMENTARY

SCHOOL, FILLED WITH STUDENTS

WHEN THE STORM HIT.

THE FLATTENED WALLS KILLED

AT LEAST 20 CHILDREN.

I WAS ON THE GROUND, AND

IT WENT BEEP, AND I COULDN'T

HEAR ANYTHING ANYTHING

EXCEPT CRACKING AND CHILDREN

SCREAMING.

Reporter: THIS MORNING

OFFICIALS FEAR MORE YOUNG

VICTIMS ARE STILL INSIDE.

WE WERE PULLING THE WALLS

OUT FOR PEOPLE.

THERE WERE PEOPLE CRAWLING

OUT FROM EVERYWHERE AND

ANYWHERE.

OUR HEARTS ARE BROKEN FOR

THE PARENTS WHO ARE

WONDERING THE STATE OF THEIR

CHILDREN THAT HAVE BEEN IN

THE SCHOOLS THAT HAVE BEEN

HIT TODAY.

Reporter: THE STORM

LEFT SCORES OF CITY BLOCKS

BARON AND DARK.

RESCUERS WALKED THE

NEIGHBORHOODS TO SEE IF THEY

COULD HEAR ANY VOICES

CALLING OUT FROM THE

RUBBLE.

THEY WERE LOOKING UNDER

EVERYTHING, DEBRIS,

BACKYARDS, SHELTERS,

ANYTHING YOU COULD FIND.

Reporter: WHILE THERE

WAS A GREAT DEAL OF TRAGEDY,

THERE ARE ALSO STORIES OF

HOPE.

CBN'S MICHELLE WILSON BRINGS

US TWO FAMILIES' STORIES OF

SURVIVAL.

I WAS JUST WAITING TO BE

SUCKED UP.

Reporter: MELISSA

SMITH, AND HER DAUGHTER,

ALEXIS, QUICKLY DROVE TO

PICK UP HER ELDEST DAUGHTER,

WHO WAS IN GYM CLASS.

THAT'S WHEN IT HIT.

LOOKING AT THE MAGNITUDE

OF THE WRECKAGE, IT IS A

WONDER ANYBODY SURVIVED.

THEY SAID EVERYBODY GET

DOWN, AND THE LIGHTS WERE

OUT, AND YOU COULD HEAR IT,

AND THE CEILING STARTED

FALLING DOWN ON US.

OUR EARS WERE POPPING.

Reporter: AS MELISSA

AND HER DAUGHTER HUDDLED IN

THE GYM, THEY FOUND OUT IT

WASN'T AS SAFE AS THEY

THOUGHT IT WOULD BE.

I JUST GOT ON TOP OF MY

KIDS, AND I'M BLEEDING IN

THE BACK OF MY HEAD NOW.

Reporter: THERE ARE

MILES OF DOWNED POWER LINES

AND PEOPLE ARE EVERYWHERE.

PARENTS ARE HERE TO PICK UP

THEIR CHILDREN, AND THEY'RE

TRYING TO MAKE SENSE OF IT

ALL.

Reporter: WE SPOKE TO

THIS FAMILY WHO TOOK SHELTER

AT A NEARBY BUILDING.

THEY ALL SURVIVED.

I SAID, GOD, PLEASE HELP

US TO STAY SAFE IN THE

TORNADOES, IF WE HAVE ONE.

Gordon: OUR HEARTS AND

PRAYERS GO OUT TO THOSE WHO

ARE SURVIVORS OF THIS

HORRIBLE TRAGEDY.

AND "OPERATION BLESSING" IS

NOW MOBILIZING DISASTER

RELIEF TO OKLAHOMA.

WE'LL BE WORKING WITH LOCAL

CHURCHES AND AGENCIES ACROSS

THE AREA.

HEATHER CELLS HAS THAT

STORY.

Reporter: JUST HOURS

AFTER THE DEADLY TORNADO

HIT, HIS "OPERATION

BLESSING" CONVOY WAS HEADING

TO MOORE, THE OKLAHOMA CITY

SUBURB IS JUST FOUR HOURS

NORTH ON I-35 FROM

GRANDBERRY, TEXAS, WHERE

"OPERATION BLESSING" SPENT

THE LAST WEEK, TENDING TO

SURVIVORS OF THAT TORNADO.

MORE THAN 500 VOLUNTEERS

HAVE WORKED

TO CLEAR TREES

AND DEBRIS AND HELP FAMILIES

LIKE THE THOMPSONS RECOVER

THEIR BELONGINGS.

THE OPERATION, THE

"OPERATION BLESSING"

VOLUNTEERS, WERE ABLE TO BOX

UP EVERYTHING THAT WAS

LEFT.

WE FOUND BABY PICTURES,

PICTURES THAT WE THOUGHT WE

LOST IN THE RUBBLE.

Reporter: THOMPSON SAYS

GOD SAVED HIM AND HIS WIFE

AND TWO BABIES THE NIGHT THE

TORNADO HIT.

HE HAD JUST CHANGED JOBS,

ALLOWING THE FAMILY TO

ATTEND CHURCH ON THE OTHER

SIDE OF TOWN.

THE TORNADO CAME THROUGH

SO QUICK, I HEARD SOMEBODY

HAD TIME TO REACT WHEN IT

CAME THROUGH.

IF I WAS AT WORK STILL, AND

WITH THE KIDS AND THE WIFE

HERE, I DON'T SEE HOW THEY

WOULD HAVE MADE IT, BEING

THE DESTRUCTION IT IS LIKE

THIS.

Reporter: NOW

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS

SHIFTING GEARS, TO FOCUS ON

THE DISASTER IN OKLAHOMA.

IT LOADED TWO TRUCKLOADS OF

FOOD AND RELIEF SUPPLIES

LAST NIGHT TO SEND TO THE

DEVASTATED AREA, AND IT WILL

COORDINATE WITH PARTNER

CHURCHES AND AGENCIES TO

PROVIDE MUCH-NEEDED HELP TO

THE VICTIMS THIS TERRIBLE

TRAGEDY.

HEATHER CELLS, CBN NEWS.

Gordon: HELP US TO DO

MORE.

GIVE TO "THE 700 CLUB."

WHEN YOU BECOME A MEMBER OF

"THE 700 CLUB," YOU'RE PART

OF "OPERATION BLESSING."

A PORTION OF EVERY GIFT GOES

INTO THE WORK OF EVERYTHING

THEY DO AROUND THE WORLD.

BUT RIGHT NOW WE NEED TO

FOCUS ON THESE DISASTERS

BOTH IN TEXAS AND NOW IN

OKLAHOMA.

THE SITUATION IN MOORE,

OKLAHOMA, IS BEYOND BELIEF.

IT IS LIKE A WAR ZONE.

IF YOU WANT TO HELP, CALL

THE TOLL-FREE NUMBER.

1-800-759-0700.

AND IF YOU WANT TO BE PART

OF THE VOLUNTEER TEAM, ALL

YOU HAVE TO DO IS IS GO TO

ob.org, AND ON THE HOME

PAGE THERE IS A PLACE WHERE

YOU CAN CLICK, AND IT WILL

LINK YOU INTO ALL OF THE

DETAIL ABOUT HOW YOU CAN

VOLUNTEER TO HELP THOSE IN

NEED.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK WITH

MORE OF "THE 700 CLUB" RIGHT

AFTER THIS.

Gordon: LIKE MILLIONS

OF AMERICANS, JENNIFER AND

JOSEPH AND MELANIE WERE HIT

HARD BY THE RECESSION.

AT ONE POINT THEY HAD TO

CHOOSE BETWEEN BUYING GAS TO

GET TO WORK ON FOOD.

Reporter: THEY LIKE THE

FREEDOM OF RIDING THEIR

MOTORCYCLE ON THE OPEN

ROAD.

THE HARDINGS LIVE IN THE

HEARTLAND OF MICHIGAN.

TODAY THEY ARE SUCCESSFUL

ENTREPRENEURS, BUT THEY HAVE

KNOWN THEIR SHARE OF HARD

TIMES.

MELANIE WAS A COMPUTER

DRAFTER, AND JOSEPH WAS A

RESTAURANT COOK.

STILL, LIKE MANY AMERICANS,

THEY LIVED PAYCHECK TO

PAYCHECK.

IT IS A STRUGGLE WITH THE

DAY TO DAY.

IT IS FEAR.

YOU LAY AWAKE AT NIGHT

WONDERING WHERE THAT NEXT

$10 IS GOING TO COME FROM SO

YOU HAVE GAS TO GET TO WORK

OR FOOD TO EAT.

IT IS JUST BASIC NEEDS.

IT MAKES YOU FEEL LIKE A

PRISONER.

IT MAKES YOU FEEL LIKE, YOU

KNOW, YOU'RE NEVER GOING TO

GET AHEAD.

Reporter: WITH THE

STRUGGLING ECONOMY, MELANIE

SAYS THEY HAD TO MAKE SOME

TOUGH DECISIONS.

DO I HAVE GAS TO MY CAR

TO GO TO MY FRIEND'S

BIRTHDAY PARTY, OR DO I HAVE

TO STAY HOME SO I CAN GET TO

WORK TOMORROW?

TWO DAYS BEFORE THE

PAYCHECK, I MIGHT NOT BE

ABLE TO PAY MY UTILITY

BILLS, SO I'M GOING TO HAVE

TO CHOOSE TO PAY A LATE FEE

IN ADDITION TO THAT OR HAVE

MY UTILITIES SHUT OFF.

Reporter: AFTER

SUFFERING A BACK INJURY,

JOSEPH HAD TO LEAVE HIS

JOB.

AS HE WAS RECUPERATING, HE

STARTED WATCHING "THE 700

CLUB."

THAT'S WHERE HE LEARNED

ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF

GIVING.

BE OBEDIENT, GIVE GOD

WHAT IS ALREADY HIS.

IT BELONGS TO HIM ANYWAYS.

WATCHING "THE 700 CLUB"

AND HEARING THE STORIES IS

WHAT REALLY SPOKE TO HIM,

REAL PEOPLE SHARING HOW

THEIR LIVES WERE CHANGED AND

THEIR FINANCES AND

BUSINESSES WERE CHANGED FROM

TITHING.

SO HE GOT THAT MESSAGE FROM

CBN.

Reporter: MELANIE HAD

GROWN UP IN CHURCH AND

ALREADY KNEW ABOUT TITHING,

BUT HAD BEEN INCONSISTENT.

WHEN SHE STARTED WATCHING

THE "THE 700 CLUB" WITH

JOSEPH, SOON THEY BEGAN

GIVING AS A COUPLE.

THE COMPANY MELANIE WORKED

FOR SUFFERED IN WITH THE

ECONOMY, TOO.

SHE LEFT AND STARTED A HOME

BUSINESS.

WHEN JOSEPH GOT BACK ON HIS

FEET, HE STARTED SELLING IN

GARAGE SAILS ON eBAY.

HE HAS BLESSED ME SO

MUCH.

SOMETIMES I WOULD BUY

SOMETHING, THINKING IT MIGHT

BE WORTH A COUPLE OF

DOLLARS, AND IT'S WORTH

$200, $300.

IN A THREE-YEAR

TIMEFRAME, IT MULT

MULTIPLIED BY 10.

THAT'S A 10TH WE GIVE, AND

IT HAS COME BACK TO US AND

KEEPS GROWING.

Reporter: MELANIE AND

JOSEPH LOVES GIVING TO CBN

EVERY MONTH.

CBN FOLLOWS THE WORD.

WHEN I WATCH THE SHOW, I

JUST KNOW THAT GOD IS THE

CENTER OF EVERYTHING CBN

DOES.

AND SO I REALLY WANT TO

SUPPORT AN ORGANIZATION LIKE

THAT.

Reporter: JOSEPH SAYS

HE NO LONGER FEELS LIKE A

PRISONER TO HIS FINANCES.

I JUST FEEL PEACE.

EVER SINCE I'VE BEEN

TITHING, I'VE NEVER HAD TO

WORRY ABOUT BILLS.

THERE IS ALWAYS MONEY TO PAY

THE BILLS.

HE DOESN'T NEED OUR

MONEY, YOU KNOW?

IT'S FOR US.

TITHING IS FOR US.

IT IS AN INVESTMENT.

AND IT OPENS THE DOOR ARE

FOR US TO BE BLESSED

FINANCIALLY, SO THAT WE CAN

BLESS OTHERS.

Gordon: HERE IS A

SECRET FROM THE BIBLE: DON'T

WORRY ABOUT HAVING ENOUGH

FOOD OR DRINK OR CLOTHING.

YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER ALREADY

KNOWS ALL OF YOUR NEEDS, AND

HE WILL GIVE YOU ALL YOU

NEED FROM DAY TO DAY IF YOU

YOU LIVE FOR HIM AND MAKE

THE KINGDOM OF GOD YOUR

PRIMARY CONCERN.

WELL, JOSEPH AND MELANIE DID

THAT.

THEY DECIDED THEY WERE GOING

TO LIVE FOR THE KINGDOM.

THEY WERE GOING TO PUT THE

KINGDOM OF GOD FIRST.

YOU SAW THE BLESSINGS THAT

WERE POURED OUT ON THEM,

WHERE NO LONGER ARE THEY

WORRIED ABOUT THEIR

FINANCES.

WELL, FOR MANY COUPLES, THE

FIRST YEAR OF MARRIAGE CAN

BE A CHALLENGE.

THAT WAS ESPECIALLY TRUE FOR

JERRY AND PAULA.

THEY SPENT THE FIRST THREE

MONTHS OF THEIR MARRIAGE

HOMELESS.

Reporter: JERRY AND

PAULA SIMON OWN A SUCCESSFUL

CONTRACTING BUSINESS IN

CHESAPEAKE, VIRGINIA.

IT IS A NEW ADVENTURE

EVERY DAY.

YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT IS GOING

TO HAPPEN AND WHAT KIND OF

JOBS ARE GOING TO COME YOUR

WAY.

Reporter: SEVERAL YEARS

AGO, THINGS WEREN'T SO

GREAT.

JERRY'S LIFE SPIRALLED INTO

DEPRESSION AFTER THE DEATH

OF HIS BABY, AND THE BREAKUP

OF HIS GIRLFRIEND.

AND HIS BUSINESS ENDED UP IN

BANKRUPTCY.

I STARTED LOSING BUSINESS

RAPIDLY.

I COULDN'T CONCENTRATE ON

WHAT I WAS DOING.

I DIDN'T CARE IF PEOPLE WERE

CALLING FOR WORK, THE

QUALITY OF MY BUSINESS

DISSIPATED.

I WAS IN A VOID ZONE.

Reporter: PAULA HAD HER

OWN SET OF PROBLEMS.

AFTER A PAINFUL DIVORCE, SHE

WAS TAKING CARE OF THREE

SMALL CHILDREN WITH NO WAY

TO PROVIDE FOR THEM.

I DIDN'T HAVE ANY JOB

SKILLS.

IT WAS HARD FOR ME TO GET A

JOB, AND THE JOBS I COULD

GET DIDN'T PAY ENOUGH.

AND SLOWLY I WENT -- IT'S

NOT REAL SLOW, I GUESS -- I

WENT INTO DEPRESSION.

Reporter: THE COUPLE

SHARES SOMETHING ELSE, TOO.

THEY WERE BOTH BROKE AND

HOMELESS.

BUT JERRY MADE PAULA A

PROMISE.

I WANTED HER TO STAY WITH

ME, BUT I DIDN'T HAVE MUCH

TO OFFER.

SO I PROMISED HER IF SHE

DID, I WOULD GET HER KIDS

AND I ALL TOGETHER IN ONE

HOUSE, AND THEY WOULD GROW

UP IN A NORMAL FAMILY,

MOTHER AND FATHER,

TWO-PARENT HOUSEHOLD.

AND JUST SOMETHING

HAPPENED THAT DAY, AND I

KNEW IN MY HEART THAT THIS

IS A SPECIAL MAN FOR ME.

Reporter: SOON AFTER

THEY MARRIED, PAULA'S DAD

GAVE THEM A GIFT OF $2,000

TO RESTART THE PAINTING

BUSINESS.

THEY REDEDICATED THEIR LIVES

TO GOD AND ALSO STARTED TO

TITHE.

MY WIFE REALLY SHOWED ME

THE IMPORTANCE OF TITHING.

AND THE MORE I TITHED, THE

MORE I GOT BACK.

AND IT IS AN AMAZING

PRINCIPLE.

THE WORD SAYS TO GIVE WITH A

GRATEFUL HEART, AND DON'T

GIVE BEGRUDGINGLY.

Reporter: TWO YEARS

AFTER OPENING, THEIR COMPANY

GREW INTO A FULL-SERVICE

PAINTING AND CONTRACTING

BUSINESS.

IT DIDN'T GET LONG BEFORE

I WAS ME AND ANOTHER HELP

FEHELPER PAINTING A HOUSE,

TO WHERE I HAD OTHER PEOPLE

OUT.

Reporter: WITHIN A

DECADES, THE SIMONS WERE

DOING $600,000 A YEAR.

WE NEVER HAD A DOWN YEAR

SINCE WE STARTED TITHING,

INCLUDING THIS ONE.

IT WAS AMAZING.

ESPECIALLY AT THAT TIME

BECAUSE THE ECONOMY WAS

PROBABLY AT ITS WORSE.

THE MORE WE MADE, THE MORE

WE TITHED, AND THE MORE WE

GAVE BACK.

Reporter: THE MORE

JERRY GIVES, THE MORE HIS

BUSINESS PROFITS GROW.

LAST YEAR, JERRY EMPLOYED 40

EMPLOYEES AND HAD A FLEET OF

13 VANS, AND HE DID NEARLY

$2 MILLION WORTH OF

BUSINESS.

WHEN PEOPLE ASK HOW WE'RE

DOING SO WELL IN BUSINESS,

WELL, IT'S GOD.

IT'S SURELY NOT ME.

IT'S GOD.

THE SECRET OF MY SUCCESS IS

TITHING AND GIVING BACK,

TRUSTING GOD, AND MOVING

FORWARD AND FOLLOW THE RIGHT

PRINCIPLES, FOLLOW GOD'S

PRINCIPLES, AND YOU CAN GET

TO ANY POSITION YOU WANT IN

YOUR LIFE FROM WHEREVER

YOU'RE AT.

Gordon: LISTEN TO HIM.

JUST TRUST GOD.

TRUST HIM AT HIS WORD.

MAKE SURE YOU'RE TITHING,

MAKE SURE YOU'RE GIVING

BACK.

THEN THIS PROMISE CAN HAPPEN

TO YOU.

HERE JERRY AND PAULA WERE

HOMELESS.

AND THEY GO FROM THAT TO

HAVING AN INCREDIBLY

SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS.

HERE IS THE PROMISE FROM THE

BIBLE: "HE LIFTS THE POOR

FROM THE DUST AND THE NEEDY

FROM THE GARBAGE BUMP.

HE SETS THEM AMONG PRINCES,

EVEN THE PRINCES OF HIS OWN

PEOPLE."

REALIZE THAT GOD CAN TURN

AROUND ANY SITUATION, NO

MATTER HOW DARK IT LOOKS,

AND HOW BAD OFF YOU ARE, IF

YOU JUST TRUST IN HIM.

AND OBEY WHAT HE TELLS YOU

TO DO.

THEN THE PROMISES COME TRUE

FOR YOU.

NOW, IF I CAN GET A

DRUMROLL, I'VE GOT SOME

GREAT NEWS.

SOME CBN PARTNERS SAY WE

LIKE GIVING, WE LIKE A LIFE

OF GENEROUS GIVING, AND WE

WANT TO CHALLENGE OTHERS TO

GIVE.

FOR THE NEXT 30 MINUTES,

THEY'RE CHALLENGING YOU

$75,000.

[APPLAUSE]

[CHEERS]

Gordon: LORD, WE JUST

ASK FOR BLESSING.

AND FOR THOSE SUFFERING AND

HURTING RIGHT NOW, SPEAK

WORDS OF COMFORT OVER THEM,

AND LET THEM KNOW THAT YOU

WANT TO LIFT THEM AND SET

THEM AMONG THE PRINCES OF

YOUR PEOPLE.

COMFORT THEM, LORD GOD, AND

ENCOURAGE THEM.

BLESS THEM, FOR WE ASK IT IN

JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

YOU HEARD IT, $75,000 ON A

CHALLENGE.

29 MINUTES AND 56 SECONDS ON

A CLOCK.

WHAT ARE WE ASKING YOU TO

DO?

WE'RE ASKING YOU TO TAKE AN

ADVENTURE IN GIVING AND JOIN

"THE 700 CLUB."

HOW MUCH IS THAT?

JUST $20 A MONTH, 65 CENTS A

DAY.

AND YOU JOIN TENS OF

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE THAT

WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN

TODAY'S WORLD.

WHEN DISASTER STRIKES, THEY

WANT TO STRIKE BACK WITH

HANDS OF LOVE AND

COMPASSION.

THEY WANT TO SEE THE LOVE

PREACHED AROUND THE WORLD.

WE'RE DOING IT IN YOUR NAME

WHEN YOU'RE A MEMBER OF "THE

700 CLUB."

IF THAT'S YOU, CALL US RIGHT

NOW, "THE 700 CLUB."

TERRY?

Terry: WHEN YOU DO JOIN

"THE 700 CLUB," WE WANT TO

GIVE YOU THIS BRAND NEW

D.V.D. CALLED "OUR FATHER."

IN IT YOU'RE GOING TO LEARN

ABOUT HISTORY'S MOST

POWERFUL PRAYER, AND HOW YOU

CAN USE IT TO CHANGE YOUR

LIFE.

Gordon: HE HEALED THE

SICK, WALKED ON WATER, AND

REBUKED THE STORM.

JESUS PERFORMED MIRACLES

THAT CHANGED THE WORLD, AND

HE SHARED THE SECRETS OF

THAT POWER WITH YOU AND ME.

Gordon: LEARN HOW TO

PRAY THE WAY JESUS PRAYED,

AND RELEASE THE POWER OF

GOD'S KINGDOM IN YOUR LIFE.

GET "OUR FATHER, KEYS TO

THE LORD'S PRAYER,"

AVAILABLE NOW.

Terry: YOU'RE GOING TO

LEARN THINGS ABOUT THE

LORD'S PRAYER THAT YOU'VE

NEVER HEARD OR BEEN TAUGHT

BEFORE, THINGS THAT WE THINK

WILL REALLY BE A BLESSING TO

YOU.

WE WANT YOU TO HAVE THIS.

THIS REALLY LOOKS AT THE

PRAYER THAT JESUS TAUGHT US

TO PRAY.

CALL UP RIGHT NOW.

OUR NUMBER IS TOLL-FREE.

1-800-759-0700.

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

YOU'LL HAVE THE PRIVILEGE OF

KNOWING YOU'RE TOUCHING

LIVES, CHANGING LIVES,

MEETING PEOPLE'S NEEDS, AND

WE'LL GET THE "OUR FATHER"

D.V.D. OUT TO YOU RIGHT

AWAY.

Gordon: LIKE MANY

SINGLE MOTHERS, JANE MURRAY

STRUGGLED TO PAY THE BILLS.

AT ONE POINT, SHE DIDN'T

EVEN HAVE THE MONEY TO BUY

HER CHILDREN'S NEXT MEAL.

Reporter: JANE MURRAY

LOVES WATCHING "THE 700

CLUB" WITH HER TWO

DAUGHTERS, JADE AND JAYLIN.

IT IS INSPIRATIONAL TO

ME.

IT LET'S ME KNOW I'M NOT BY

MYSELF, THAT THERE ARE OTHER

PEOPLE OUT THERE THAT HAVE

STRUGGLED AND HAD HARD

TIMES.

Reporter: JANE HAS HAD

SOME TOUGH TIMES HERSELF.

AFTER A SECOND DIVORCE, SHE

REALIZED SHE NEEDED GOD.

I WAS ALONE AGAIN, WITH

TWO CHILDREN.

AFTER MY LAST MARRIAGE, I

JUST SAID, THIS IS IT, I'M

GOING BACK TO WHERE I NEED

TO BE.

Reporter: JANE STARTED

GOING TO CHURCH AND WATCHING

"THE 700 CLUB."

SHE GREW CLOSER TO GOD, BUT

FINANCIALLY SHE WAS

STRUGGLING.

HER SALARY AS A NURSING

INSTRUCTOR COULDN'T KEEP UP

WITH ME HER BILLS AND

THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS OF

CREDIT CARD DEBT LEFT OVER

FROM HER MARRIAGE, NOT TO

MENTION THE COST OF DRIVING

A GAS-GUZZLING S.U.V.

I WAS DRIVING A VEHICLE,

THAT ALTHOUGH IT WAS PAID

FOR IT, IT WAS COSTING ME

$800 TO $1,000 A MONTH IN

GAS.

YOU'RE DECIDING WHICH BILLS

GET PAID, AND WORRIED THAT

THE LIGHT BILL IS GOING TO

BE MORE THIS MONTH, AND WAS

I GOING TO HAVE IT TO PAY

THIS.

Reporter: SHE HAD SEEN

STORIES ON "THE 700 CLUB" OF

HOW GOD BLESSED OTHERS

THROUGH THEIR FAITHFUL

GIVING.

SO SHE GAVE TO HER CHURCH

WHEN SHE COULD, BUT THE

BILLS KEPT COMING.

AND SHE FELT SHE HAD NO

MONEY LEFT TO GIVE.

I'M WATCHING THESE

STORIES, AND I'M HEARING

THESE PEOPLE SAY, YOU KNOW,

OH, YOU PROVIDED, AND NOW IT

IS JUST AN ABUNDANCE AND MY

LIFE HAS TURNED AROUND

COMPLETELY.

I COULDN'T UNDERSTAND WHAT

WAS BLOCKING ME FROM THAT

GIFT.

Reporter: ON ONE

OCCASION SHE WAS CRYING OUT

TO GOD BECAUSE SHE DIDN'T

HAVE ENOUGH MONEY TO BUY

GAS, OR EVEN CEREAL AND MILK

FOR HER GIRLS.

LATER THAT AFTERNOON, A

FRIEND STOPPED BY WITH A

THANK YOU CARD.

SHE SAID, I WANT TO THANK

YOU.

YOU TAKE SETH BACK AND FORTH

TO SCHOOL EVERY DAY, AND I

WANT TO LET YOU KNOW I

APPRECIATE YOU.

WHEN I OPEN IT, IT IS A $50

GIFT CARD.

AND YOU'RE ON YOUR KNEES

CRYING, AND THEN WITHIN TWO

HOURS, YOU KNOW, THERE IS

$50 AT YOUR DOOR.

THAT JUST DOESN'T HAPPEN.

THAT WAS A TURNING POINT,

YOU'VE JUST GOT TO TRUST

HIM.

Reporter: JANE STILL

COULDN'T FIGURE OUT HOW SHE

COULD AFFORD TO GIVE 10%,

UNTIL SOMETHING SHE SAW ON

"THE 700 CLUB" MADE IT

CLEAR.

IT DOESN'T MATTER HOW

MUCH IT IS.

SOME PEOPLE JUST STARTED OUT

WITH GIVING $5, BUT BECAUSE

THEY GAVE IT WILLING AND

FAITHFULLY, THEY STARTED

RECEIVING THE BLESSINGS.

THAT WENT OFF IN MY HEAD AND

I SAID OKAY.

Reporter: SHE STARTED

GIVING TO CBN, USING PLEDGE

EXPRESS.

IT IS COMING OUT OF MY

CHECKING ACCOUNT.

IT IS PART OF THE BUDGET.

IT IS NOT NEGOTIABLE.

IT'S THERE AND I WANT TO BE

FAITHFUL WITH IT.

Reporter: JANE SAYS GOD

STARTED SHOWING HER WAYS TO

GET HER FINANCES ON TRACK.

FIRST SHE TRADED IN HER

S.U.V., WHICH WAS PAID FOR

AND CLEARED $10,000, WHICH

WAS ENOUGH TO PAY OFF HER

CREDIT CARDS.

SHE ALSO MOVED OUT OF THE

HOUSE SHE WAS IN AND FOUND

HER DREAM HOME, WHICH WAS

WELL WITHIN HER BUDGET.

WHEN MY KIDS WALKED IN,

MY YOUNGEST DAUGHTER, WHO

LOVES TO COOK, SHE SAID,

MAMA, IT EVEN HAS DOUBLE

OVENS.

AND IT IS ABSOLUTELY

EVERYTHING AND MORE I COULD

DREAM OF.

Reporter: JANE WANTS

EVERYONE TO KNOW THROUGH HER

FAITHFUL GIVING TO CHURCH

AND CBN, GOD HAS GIVEN HER

FAMILY EVERYTHING THEY

NEED.

LOOK AT HOW GOD IS

WORKING.

LOOK HOW HE IS PROVIDING FOR

ME.

Gordon: AND HE'LL

PROVIDE FOR YOU.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS HONOR

HIS WORD AND SAY, OKAY, I'M

GOING TO LIVE MY LIFE IN

ACCORDANCE WITH WHAT GOD

TELLS ME.

HERE IT IS FROM 2

CORINTHIANS: "REMEMBER THIS,

A FARMER WHO PLANTS ONLY A

FEW SEEDS WILL GET A SMALL

CROP, BUT THE ONE WHO PLANTS

GENEROUSLY WILL GET A

GENEROUS CROP, FOR GOD LOVES

THE PERSON WHO GIVES

CHEERFULLY, AND GOD WILL

GENEROUSLY PROVIDE ALL YOU

NEED.

THEN YOU WILL ALWAYS HAVE

EVERYTHING YOU NEED AND

PLENTY TO SHARE WITH

OTHERS."

JANE LEARNED THE SECRET OF

CHEERFUL GIVING, AND YOU CAN

LEARN IT, TOO.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS PUT IT

IN MOTION.

WE CALL IT THE LAW OF

RECIPROCITY, GIVE AND IT

WILL BE GIVEN UNTO YOU.

WHEN YOU START UNDERSTANDING

YOU PUT IT IN MOTION, WHEN

YOU GIVE, THAT'S WHEN THE

LAW OF RECIPROCITY GIVES

IN.

IT CERTAINLY KICKED IN FOR

JANE, AND IT WILL KICK IN

FOR YOU.

GOD IS NO A RESPECTER OF

PERSONS.

WHAT HE PROMISED, HE WILL

DO, AND HE IS WILLING AND

ABLE TO DO IT FOR YOU.

WHAT ARE WE ASKING YOU TO

DO?

WE'RE ASKING YOU TO JOIN

"THE 700 CLUB."

GO TO THE PHONE AND CALL US,

1-800-759-0700.

JUST SAY, YES, I WANT TO

JOIN.

HOW MUCH IS IT?

$20 A MONTH, 65 CENTS A

DAY.

SOME OF YOU SAY I CAN GIVE

AT A HIGHER LEVEL.

WE'VE GOT "THE 700 CLUB"

GOLD, $40 A MONTH.

THEN THERE IS THE THOUSAND

CLUB, $84 A MONTH.

2500 CLUB IS $2500 A YEAR,

AND FOUNDER IS $5,000 A

YEAR, AND WE'VE GOT THE

CHAIRMAN'S CIRCLE, $10,000

OR MORE A YEAR.

AT WHATEVER LEVEL GOD IS

SPEAKING TO YOU TO GIVE, NOW

IS THE TIME TO DO BECAUSE

WE'VE GOT A $75,000

CHALLENGE.

CALL US NOW,

1-800-759-0700.

WHEN AMERICA'S HOUSING

MARKET COLLAPSED, DALE LAW

LAWSEN WAS LEFT WITH MORE

THAN $100,000 IN DEBT.

BACK THEN HE COULDN'T EVEN

MAKE THE MINIMUM PAYMENTS.

BUT TODAY DALE IS IS

COMPLETELY DEBT-FREE.

Reporter: AFTER HIS

DIVORCE, DALE LAWSEN

STRUGGLED FINANCIALLY.

BECAUSE HE WAS A REALTOR

WITH THE HOUSING MARKET

CRASHED, HIS INCOME CRASHED

WITH IT.

I ONLY GET PAID IF I SELL

SOMETHING.

I WAS A LITTLE OVER $100,000

IN DEBT IN CREDIT CARD AND

INSTALLMENT LOAN DEBT.

Reporter: DALE TRIED TO

MAKE MINIMUM PAYMENTS EACH

MONTH ON THAT DEBT, BUT EVEN

THAT WAS PROVING TO BE

IMPOSSIBLE.

I FELT EXTREMELY

DESPERATE, REALIZING THAT I

HAD SO MUCH GOING OUT AND

NOT ENOUGH COMING IN TO EVEN

BE CLOSE TO MAKING THOSE

PAYMENTS.

AT THAT POINT IT WAS JUST A

NIGHTMARE.

Reporter: DALE

EVENTUALLY MOVED OUT OF HIS

HOME AND INTO A CHEAP

MOTEL.

IT HAD OLD PANELED WALLS

THAT WERE PAPER THIN.

COYOU COULD HEAR EVERYTHING

GOING ON IN THE HOTEL.

Reporter: BUT IT WAS AT

A HOTEL LIKE THIS THAT DALE

DECIDED TO FAST AND PRAY.

IT WAS THERE THAT GOD

REVEALED A VERY SPECIFIC

TRUTH TO HIM.

MY LIFE, FINANCIALLY AND

IN MANY OTHER WAYS, SEEM TO

DRASTICALLY CHANGE FOR THE

NEGATIVE BECAUSE OF NOT

TITHING.

Reporter: SO DALE

IMMEDIATELY STARTED TO TITHE

AGAIN, EVEN THOUGH HE SAYS

IT WAS VERY HARD.

THAT MONEY SHOULD HAVE

WENT FOR PAYMENTS.

IT SHOULD HAVE WENT TO THE

DEBT.

IT DIDN'T MAKE SENSE, BUT IT

MADE SENSE IN THAT I KNEW

GOD WAS THERE AND HE WOULD

HELP ME.

Reporter: DALE SAYS GOD

DID BEGIN TO HELP HIM.

EVERY MONTH THAT WENT BY

THAT I DIDN'T MISS ANY

PAYMENTS JUST KEPT BUILDING

MY FAITH AND HELPING ME

TRUST GOD.

EACH MONTH, EVEN MORE.

Reporter: ONE MONTH

DALE SAW THE BILLS COME DUE,

AND NEEDED MORE THAN HE HAD

COMING IN IN COMMISSIONS.

THAT MONTH HE RECEIVED A

BONUS PAYMENT, A GIFT ABOVE

AND BEYOND THE COMMISSION HE

WAS DUE.

I GET THIS CHECK AT MY

OFFICE, IN THE MAIL, FROM A

DOCTOR AND HIS WIFE FOR THE

EXACT AMOUNT OF THOSE

PAYMENTS, WHICH WAS $2,000.

Reporter: CONVINCED

THAT GOD WAS AT WORK IN HIS

FINANCES, DALE DECIDED TO

INCREASE HIS GIVING.

I FELT LIKE I NEEDED TO

GIVE EVEN MORE.

AND, AGAIN, THIS IS WHERE

THE TEACHING ON "THE 700

CLUB" AND CHRISTIAN

TELEVISION REALLY HELPED

ME.

OTHER PEOPLE'S TESTIMONIES

REALLY HELPED ME TO REALIZE

THAT I WANTED TO GIVE EVEN

MORE.

Reporter: DALE BECOME A

CBN PARTNER.

AS HE CONTINUED TO GIVE

TITHES AND OFFERINGS, HE

NOTICED EVEN MORE DRAMATIC

BUSINESS GROWTH IN A

SHRINKING ECONOMY.

I BEGAN TO SEE MY DEBTS

GET PAID OFF, A LITTLE HERE,ú

A LITTLE THERE.

SOMETIMES A LOT.

THEY -- I WASN'T WORKING ANY

MORE HOURS.

I WASN'T WORKING ANY

HARDER.

I WASN'T DOING ANYTHING

DIFFERENT, AND YET IT WAS

VERY CLEAR THAT GOD WAS

BRINGING ME COSTUMERS.

Reporter: BY THE END OF

THE THIRD YEAR, DALE WAS

GIVING AWAY EVEN MORE.

THAT YEAR HE PAID OFF THE

LAST OF HIS $100,000 DEBT.

MY DEBT BEGAN BEING PAID

OFF IN LARGE LUMPS.

SEVEN, 10, 15,000 DOLLARS,

JUST FROM SALES.

Reporter: DALE

EVENTUALLY REMARRIED AND HAS

TWO CHILDREN.

THE COUPLE CURRENTLY GIVE,

AND RECENTLY DOUBLED THEIR

PLEDGE TO CBN BECAUSE THEY

KNOW THE PRINCIPLE OF GIVING

WORKS.

TO ANYONE SKEPTICAL ABOUT

GIVING OVER AND ABOVE THE

TITHE, AND GIVING TO AN

ORGANIZATION LIKE CBN, I

WOULD BEG THEM -- BEG THEM

TO TRY IT.

BEG THEM TO SEE WHAT GOD

WOULD DO FOR THEM.

Gordon: TRY IT.

SEE WHAT GOD WILL DO FOR

YOU.

HERE IS THE PROMISE FROM

MATTHEW 25: "TO THOSE WHO

USE WELL WHAT THEY ARE

GIVEN, EVEN MORE WILL BE

GIVEN AND THEY WILL HAVE AN

ABUNDANCE.

BUT TO THOSE WHO DO

SOMETHING, EVEN WHAT LITTLE

THEY HAVE WILL BE TAKEN

AWAY."

DALE LEARNED THE SECRET,

WHEN YOU BECOME A CHEERFUL,

GENEROUS GIVER, GOD KICKS IN

FOR YOU AND HE GIVES YOU

BACK THE INCREASE.

IF YOU WANT TO TEST HIM,

CALL US, 1-800-759-0700.

JUST SAY, YES, I WANT TO

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

IT IS JUST $20 A MONTH, 65

CENTS A DAY, AND YOU HELP

PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD.

YOU PREACH THE GOSPEL AROUND

THE WORLD.

AND IT IS ALL DONE IN YOUR

NAME BECAUSE YOU'RE A MEMBER

OF "THE 700 CLUB."

LET'S GO TO WENDY AT THE

PHONES.

Wendy: WE'VE ALL HEARD

THIS LINE FROM THE LORD'S

PRAYER, "GIVE US THIS DAY

OUR DAILY BREAD," BUT WHAT

DOES THAT REALLY MEAN?

GORDON ANSWERS THAT QUESTION

AND MUCH MORE IN HIS NEW

TEACHING, "OUR FATHER."

Gordon: THE CHILDREN'S

BREAD INCLUDES HEALING.

IT INCLUDES DELIVERANCE.

IT'S A AN ALL-ENCOMPASSING

WORD.

IT IS MORE THAN JUST

PHYSICAL BREAD THAT YOU

ELITE FOR SUSTENANCE.

IT IS EVERYTHING YOU NEED

FOR SALVATION.

EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR

HEALING.

EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR

RIGHTEOUSNESS, PEACE, AND

JOY.

AS YOU PRAY, "GIVE US THIS

DAY OUR DAILY BREAD," START

THINKING OF A MUCH LARGER

SPECTRUM OF THINGS YOU CAN

ASK FOR.

IIF IT IS RELATED TO

RIGHTEOUSNESS, HEALING AND

JOY, IT IS YOURS TO CLAIM AS

THE CHILDREN'S BREAD.

Wendy: ISN'T THAT SO

GOOD?

IT IS SO RICH.

IF YOU THINK THAT'S GOOD,

THERE IS A WHOLE LOT MORE IN

HERE.

"OUR FATHER, KEYS TO THE

LORD'S PRAYER."

EXPERIENCE A DEEPER

RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.

YOU KNOW, THAT'S WHAT WE ALL

WANT.

THAT'S WHAT WE ALL NEED.

WE WANT YOU TO HAVE THIS.

THIS IS OUR GIFT TO YOU WHEN

YOU GIVE US A CALL RIGHT

KNEW, 1-800-759-0700.

OR YOU CAN LOG ON TO

CBN.COM.

IF YOU'RE ALREADY A MEMBER

OF "THE 700 CLUB," WE WANT

TO SAY THANK YOU SO MUCH.

WE CAN'T DO IT WITHOUT YOU.

THAT'S THE $20 A MONTH

LEVEL.

BUT WHY NOT GO TO THE NEXT

LEVEL.

I WANT TO CHALLENGE YOU, $40

A MONTH, THAT'S ALL IT IS TO

BE A GOLD LEVEL.

WE'RE GOING TO GIVE YOU

THREE "OUR FATHER, KEY TO

THE LORD'S PRAYER," ONE TO

YOU, AND TWO TO GIVE AWAY TO

FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

MAYBE YOU CAN DO A LIT MORE,

$84 A MONTH.

OR EVEN HIGHER.

WE'RE GOING TO BLESS YOU

WITH FIVE D.V.D.s FOR ALL

OF THE PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE

YOU WOULD REALLY LIKE TO

BLESS, THEY WILL BE

BLESSED.

WE'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF A

CHALLENGE.

$75,000, WITH 15 MINUTES, 25

SECONDS LEFT ON THE CLOCK.

IF YOU GO TO YOUR PHONES

RIGHT NOW, EVERY DOLLAR YOU

PLEDGE WILL BE MATCHED

DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR.

PLEASE DON'T WAIT.

WE NEED YOUR HELP.

GO TO YOUR PHONES RIGHT

NOW.

TERRY?

Terry: FOLKS WHO JOIN

"THE 700 CLUB" ARE PEOPLE

WHO WANT TO MAKE A

DIFFERENCE.

WHEN YOU JOIN THE CLUB,

YOU'RE GOING TO BE HELPING

CHILDREN ALL OVER THE WORLD

WHO HAVE NO ONE ELSE TO CARE

FOR THEM.

CHILDREN LIKE IDE WAS FORCED

TO DROP OUT OF SCHOOL AND

WORK ALL DAY LONG IN THE

FIELDS OF VIETNAM.

AFTER HIS MOTHER DIED AND

HIS FATHER ABANDONED HIM,

10-YEAR-OLD HIDE WENT TO A

NEIGHBOR'S HOUSE.

IT WAS FUN TO RIDE ON THE

BACK OF THE COW, BUT THEN

ONE GOT LOST, AND I SPENT

ALL DAY LOOKING FOR IT.

I WAS SO WORRIED THAT I

WOULD HAVE TO PAY FOR IT.

Terry: HIDE FOUND THE

MISSING COW, BUT THINGS

WEREN'T GOING WELL WHERE HE

LIVED.

HE FACED CONSTANT HUNGER,

AND HAD TO DROP OUT OF

SCHOOL TO WATCH THE COWS.

THERE WAS NOT ENOUGH FOOD

AT THE HOUSE.

I WOULD CLIMB UP A TREE TO

GET SOME FOOD TO EAT.

Terry: THEN A

CHILDREN'S HOME, SUPPORTED

BY CB CBN'S "ORPHANS'

PROMISE," HEARD ABOUT THE

BOY AND TOOK HIM IN.

HE NO LONGER MISSES MEALS,

AND HE WAS ABLE TO RETURN

BACK TO SCHOOL.

I AM SO HAPPY LIVING HERE

AT THE CHILDREN'S HOME WITH

MY NEW FRIENDS.

Terry: HIDE FEELS LIKE

HE IS PART OF A FAMILY

AGAIN.

I LOVE LISTENING TO THE

STORIES THAT OUR HOUSE

PARENTS TELLS US.

HE IS LIKE A FATHER TO ME

AND TAKES CARE OF ME.

THANK YOU, CBN, FOR HELPING

ME.

Terry: YOU KNOW, ALL

CHILDREN WANT A PLACE TO

BELONG.

ALL CHILDREN WANT TO KNOW

THAT THEY'RE LOVED.

ALL CHILDREN NEED TO HAVE

EDUCATION, FOOD EVERY DAY.

PEOPLE WHO HELP THEM BECOME

WHAT THEY WERE CREATED TO

BE.

WHEN YOU JOIN "THE 700

CLUB," YOU PROVIDE ALL OF

THAT FOR CHILDREN ALL AROUND

THE WORLD, LITERALLY.

WE WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO

THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE ALREADY

"700 CLUB" MEMBERS, AND

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE TO

THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE GOING

TO SEE THE NEED OF A LITTLE

BOY LIKE HIDE AND SAY, I'M

CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE, AND

I'M GOING TO DO IT.

YOU DO THAT BY GOING TO YOUR

PHONE RIGHT NOW.

OUR NUMBER IS TOLL-FREE,

1-800-759-0700.

CALL RIGHT NOW, WON'T YOU?

SAY, I WANT TO JOIN "THE 700

CLUB."

65 CENTS A DAY, $20 A

MONTH.

YOU'LL BE JOINING WITH

THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF

OTHER PEOPLE, WHO ARE

SAYING, YES, WE ARE GOING TO

MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

SO CALL RIGHT NOW.

IN FACT, BECAUSE WE'RE IN

THE MIDDLE OF THIS

CHALLENGE, IT MEANS EVERY

DOLLAR YOU GIVE WILL BE

MATCHED DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR.

SO YOUR MONEY IS GOING TO GO

TWICE AS FAR.

THANK YOU FOR CARING.

GORDON?

Gordon: WELL, SEVEN

MONTHS AFTER HURRICANE

SANDY, THOUSANDS OF FAMILIES

ARE STILL HOMELESS.

CBN'S "OPERATION BLESSING"

HAS BEEN ON THE GROUND IN

NEW JERSEY FROM THE START,

BRINGING HOPE AND HELP TO

THE STORM SURVIVORS.

YOU JUST SEE YOUR HOME

ALL RIPPED UP, OR SOME HAVE

SEEN THEIR HOMES IN WATER,

AND IT'S JUST DEVASTATING

BECAUSE THAT'S WHERE YOU

HAVE YOUR FAMILY, YOU HAVE A

LOT OF MEMORIES.

Reporter: IN THE WAKE

OF HURRICANE SANDY'S

DEVASTATING BLOW TO THE

NORTHEAST, ONE OF THE

HARDEST HIT, YET LESS

PUBLICIZED AREAS, IS LITTLE

EGG HA HARBOR NEW JERSEY.

WHEN THE CRY WENT OUT TO

HELP FAMILIES IN THIS

CRISIS, "OPERATION BLESSING"

ANSWERED THE CALL.

IT IS SUCH A LITTLE

TUCKED-AWAY LITTLE TOWN.

ALMOST -- I DON'T WANT TO

SAY FORGOTTEN, BUT ALMOST A

LITTLE FORGOTTEN TOWN

BECAUSE THEY HAVEN'T HAD

REALLY ANYBODY ELSE IN HERE

TO HELP THEM.

Reporter: PEOPLE

WEREN'T ALLOWED IN HERE FOR

DAYS AFTER THE STORM.

WHEN THEY WERE ALLOWED TO

SEE WHAT HAPPENED, THEY

NEEDED HELP CLEARING

DEBRIS.

THAT'S WHERE "OPERATION

BLESSING" VOLUNTEERS CAME

IN.

BEFORE THEY THROW

ANYTHING U OUT, THEY ASK ME

AND DOUBLE ASK ME.

VERY PROFESSIONAL.

YOU KNOW WHAT?

THE CARING AND KINDNESS

THEY'RE DISPLAYING IS

UNBELIEVABLE, WONDERFUL.

THEY EVEN TOLD ME THANK

YOU FOR LETTING ME COME IN

YOUR HOUSE.

I WAS, LIKE, THANK YOU FOR

BEING HERE.

THE FEELING I GOT -- THE

ONLY THING I COULD HONESTLY

THINK OF IS LIKE IT WAS

RAINING ANGELS.

THIS MEANS AN AWFUL LOT

TO ME.

I WILL NEVER FORGET IT.

THEY'RE CORDIAL, THEY'RE

KIND.

THEY'VE REALLY BEEN

PROTECTIVE, LIKE YOU HAVE A

FRIEND.

IN THIS CASE TODAY, I HAVE

MANY.

Reporter: WITH YOUR

HELP, "OPERATION BLESSING"

WILL CONTINUE TO MEET THE

NEEDS OF THOSE AFFECTED BY

HURRICANE SANDY, AND OTHER

WHO'S HAVE MET UNFORESEEN

TRAGEDIES AROUND THE WORLD.

ALL YOU FOLKS THAT HAVE

DONATED, GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

I MEAN, IT IS THE BEST THING

THAT YOU COULD HAVE EVER

DONATED TO.

IT IS THE KIND OF

ORGANIZATION YOU WANT TO

SUPPORT BECAUSE THEY DO HELP

PEOPLE.

WE SEE THAT.

WE SEE THAT FIRSTHAND.

Gordon: IF YOU'RE A

MEMBER OF "THE 700 CLUB,"

THANK YOU, BECAUSE YOU'RE

PART OF BLESSING THOSE

WONDERFUL PEOPLE IN NEW

JERSEY.

IF YOU'RE NOT A MEMBER, JOIN

WITH US.

THE DISASTERS JUST SEEM TO

BE MOUNTING.

THE TORNADOES DOWN IN TEXAS,

AND THEN THE ONE -- THE

HORRIBLE ONE YESTERDAY IN

OKLAHOMA.

WE WANT TO REACH OUT WITH

HANDS OF LOVE AND COMPASSION

TO HELP PEOPLE.

IF THAT'S YOU, IF YOU WANT

TO BE A PART OF IT, JOIN

"THE 700 CLUB."

CALL US RIGHT NOW.

1-800-759-0700.

WELL, WE'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF

A $75,000 CHALLENGE, AND IF

I CAN GET A DRUMROLL, I'VE

GOT SOME GREAT NEWS.

SOME PARTNERS ARE SAYING,

THAT'S NOT ENOUGH.

THEY WANT TO ADD ANOTHER

$100,000 TO THE CHALLENGE.

$175,000.

LORD, WE ASK FOR BLESSING.

AND WE ASK FOR ENCOURAGEMENT

FOR THOSE WHO ARE WATCHING

RIGHT NOW.

JUST BLESS THEM, SPEAK TO

THEM.

SUPPLY ALL THEIR NEED

ACCORDING TO YOUR RICHES AND

GLORY, FOR WE ASK IT IN

JESUS' NAME, AMEN.

$175,000 ON A CHALLENGE WITH

21 MINUTES AND THREE SECONDS

TO GO.

WE NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU, SO

CALL US NOW,

1-800-759-0700.

WHAT ARE WE ASKING YOU TO

DO?

WE'RE ASKING YOU TO JOIN

"THE 700 CLUB."

IT IS JUST $20 A MONTH, 65

CENTS IS DAY.

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 FOR YOU, "POWER FOR

LIFE," MONTHLY TEACHING

C.D.s.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE THOSE, ASK

FOR PLEDGE EXPRESS WHEN YOU

CALL OR LOG ON TO

CBN.COM.

WHEN YOU GIVE MONTHLY ON THE

INTERNET, YOU AUTOMATICALLY

SIGN UP FOR PLEDGE EXPRESS.

LET'S GO TO KRISTI.

Kristi: WHEN JESUS

DISCIPLES ASKED HIM HOW TO

PRAY, HE GAVE AN ANSWER THAT

BECAMGAVE THEM THE MOST

FAMOUS PRAYER IN HISTORY.

HERE IS WHAT ONE VIEWER HAD

TO SAY ABOUT THAT.

Kristi: "OUR FATHER" IS

YOURS WHEN YOU CALL IN RIGHT

NOW.

JUST CALL 1-800-759-0700.

WE'VE GOT 19 MINUTES LEFT ON

THIS CHALLENGE, SO WE NEED

YOU TO PICK UP THE PHONE AND

CALL.

IT IS A $175,000.

IT MEANS EVERY DOLLAR YOU

GIVE WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE

DOUBLED.

CALL IN OR LOG ON TO

CBN.COM.

Gordon: IN NORTH

DAKOTA, A MEMBER SAYING I

WANT TO DOUBLE THIS YEAR.

I'M GOING TO FOUNDER,

$6,000.

ALL OF THAT GETS MATCHED AND

DOUBLED BECAUSE WE'RE IN A

$175,000 CHALLENGE.

WE NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU.

SO CALL US NOW,

1-800-759-0700.

WELL, JAMES AND ANGELA

HUGHES RUN A MILLION DOLLAR

HOME INSPECTION BUSINESS.

BUT JUST A FEW YEARS AGO,

THEY WERE SELLING THEIR OWN

HOME, DECLARING BANKRUPTCY,

AND LIVING ON UNEMPLOYMENT.

Reporter: AS A YOUNG

COUPLE, JAMES AND ANGELA

HUGHES INVESTED THEIR LIFE

SAVINGS TO LAUNCH A BUSINESS

IN THE HOME HEALTH CARE

FIELD.

IT WAS ALL CONSUMING.

WE NO LONGER HAD ANY TIME

FOR CHURCH, FOR PRAYER,

FELLOWSHIP WITH OTHER

BELIEVERS.

WE WEREN'T TITHING.

Reporter: DESPITE ALL

OF THEIR HARD WORK AND THE

INCOME POURING IN, THEY

WEREN'T MAKING A PROFIT.

IT WAS VERY HARD A MAN,

AND I GUESS FROM A

STANDPOINT OF JUST BEING A

PROVIDER.

NO MATTER HOW MUCH MONEY

WE WOULD MAKE, IT JUST -- AT

THE END OF THE MONTH, THERE

WAS MORE DEBT THAN THERE WAS

MONEY.

WE LEARNED QUICKLY WITHOUT

DOING THINGS THE LORD'S WAY,

IT JUST DOESN'T WORK.

Reporter: THE HUGHES

EVENTUALLY HAD TO CLOSE THE

BUSINESS AND DECLARE

BANKRUPTCY.

WE LOST EVERYTHING, EVEN

OUR VEHICLES.

WE DIDN'T HAVE A VEHICLE, WE

DIDN'T HAVE A HOME.

WE WERE SELLING OUR

FURNITURE.

WE LOST EVERYTHING.

WE HAD TO FILE FOR

UNEMPLOYMENT.

WE HAD TO APPLY FOR FOOD

STAMPS.

Reporter: THE COUPLE

DESPERATELY CRIED OUT TO GOD

FOR HELP.

I REMEMBER GETTING ON OUR

KNEES IN THE LIVING ROOM AND

HOLDING HANDS, AND I

REMEMBER WHEN I GOT OFF OF

MY KNEES AFTER SAYING THAT

PRAYER, I JUST FELT A

WEIGHT, YOU KNOW, BE

LIFTED.

MAYBE TWO OR THREE DAYS

AFTER THAT PRAYER, WE WERE

WATCHING "THE 700 CLUB," AND

PAT ROBERTSON WAS TEACHING

ON THE LAWS OF RECIPROCITY.

Pat: THE ACTION THAT

YOU NEED TO TAKE, HE SAYS

GIVE.

IT REALLY KIND OF DAWNED

ON US THAT THIS IS WHAT GOD

WANTS US TO DO.

AND FROM THERE, THAT'S WHEN

WE STARTED TITHING.

Pat: WITH THE SAME

MEASURE THAT YOU USE, IT

WILL BE MEASURED BACK TO

YOU.

NOW, THAT'S THE LAW OF

RESIPROCITY.

Reporter: JAMES AND

ANGELA WERE SO COMMITTED TO

THE BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES THEY

JUST LEARNED, THEY BEGAN

TITHING TO THEIR LOCAL

CHURCH AND GIVING TO "THE

700 CLUB" FROM THEIR

UNEMPLOYMENT CHECKS.

SOON DOORS OPENED UP FOR THE

HUGHES TO START A NEW

BUSINESS, INSPECTING HOMES

FOR BANKS.

THE ORDERS BEGAN POURING

IN.

HE WANTS US TO HAVE FAITH

IN HIM.

Reporter: IN 2012, THE

HUGHES' COMPANY GROSSED OVER

A MILLION

DOLLARS.

TODAY THEY'RE MEMBERS OF

"THE 700 CLUB"'S CHAIRMAN

CIRCLE.

TAKE HIM AT HIS WORD.

THAT'S ONE THING WE ALL HAVE

TO LEARN HOW TO DO, ME,

ANGELA, THE VIEWERS, ALL OF

US, WE NEED TO TAKE GOD AT

HIS WORD.

Gordon: TAKE HIM AT HIS

WORD.

YOU CAN TRUST HIM.

HE BACKS UP HIS WORD.

HE PERFORMS IT, IS WHAT THE

BIBLE SAYS.

AND HE'LL PERFORM IT FOR

YOU.

WHAT HE HAS DONE FOR JAMES

AND ANGELA, HE'LL DO FOR YOU

IF YOU JUST TRUST HIM.

IT TOOK THEM SOME TIME TO

TRUST GOD WITH THEIR

FINANCES, BUT ONCE THEY

FIGURED IT OUT, THEY SAID,

YES, WE WANT TO GIVE EVEN

MORE.

TEST HIM IN THIS.

IT'S THE ONLY TIME WE GET TO

TEST GOD, WITH OUR TITHES

AND OFFERINGS.

GIVE US A CALL

1-800-759-0700.

WHAT ARE WE ASKING YOU TO

DO?

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

THAT'S $20 A MONTH, 65 CENTS

A DAY.

SOME SAY YOU CAN GIVE AT A

HIGHER LEVEL.

WE'VE GOT "THE 700 CLUB"

GOLD, $40.

AND THE THOUSAND CLUB IS $84

A MONTH.

A WHATEVER LEVEL GOD IS

SPEAKING TO YOU TO GIVE, DO

IT NOW.

CALL US NOW,

1-800-759-0700.

TERRY?

Terry: IT IS HARD TO

IMAGINE A YOUNG CHILD BEING

EXCITED ABOUT SURGERY, BUT

ONE LITTLE GIRL IN CHINA HAD

BEEN WAITING FOR YEARS TO

HAVE AN OPERATION THAT WOULD

LITERALLY SAVE HER LIFE.

WHEN MRS. FAWN FOUND AN

ABANDONED BABY GIRL, SHE

DIDN'T THINK TWICE ABOUT

TAKING HER HOME TO BE HER

OWN.

WHAT SHE DIDN'T KNOW THAT

TUNGTUNG HAD A HOLE IN HER

HEART.

IT WAS A SERIOUS CONDITION

THAT ONLY GOT WORSE AS THE

CHILD REACHED HER TODDLER

YEARS.

I CRIED EVERY DAY FOR HER

BECAUSE SHE THREW UP ALL OF

THE TIME.

I DECIDED I WOULD DIE FOR

HER IF I HAD TO, SO SHE

COULD LIVE.

Terry: MRS. FAWN

EMBRACED HER ROLE AS A

SINGLE MOTHER.

SHE WORKED EXTRA HOURS, AND

TOOK ODD JOBS TO RAISE MONEY

FOR SURGERY FOR TUNGTUNG.

STILL, SHE NEVER CAME CLOSE

TO HAVING ENOUGH.

WITHOUT PROPER MEDICAL

INTERVENTION, TUNGTUNG GOT

TO THE POINT WHERE IT WAS A

STRUGGLE FOR HER EVEN TO

BREATHE.

SHE WAS TOO WEAK TO WALK,

AND SHE COUGHED ALL OF THE

TIME.

I FELT SO HOPELESS.

EVERY DAY I WAS AFRAID IT

MIGHT BE HER LAST.

I COULD NOT IMAGINE LOSING

HER BECAUSE I HAD TO PUT

EVERYTHING I HAD INTO HER.

SHE WAS MY LIFE.

Terry: MRS. FAWN TOOK

TUNGTUNG TO THE DOCTOR ONE

LAST TIME, TO SEE IF ANYONE

COULD SAVE HER SICK CHILD.

A DOCTOR TOLD MRS. FAWN SHE

SHOULD CONTACT CBN.

WHEN SHE DID, WE PROMISED TO

DO EVERYTHING WE COULD TO

KEEP TUNGTUNG ALIVE.

THAT INCLUDED HELPING TO PAY

FOR HEART SURGERY.

I TOLD TUNGTUNG ALL ABOUT

CBN.

SHE WAS SO EXCITED THAT SHE

QUICKLY TOLD EVERYONE SHE

MET ABOUT HOW SHE WAS GOING

TO HAVE A SURGERY.

Terry: THE SURGERY WAS

A HUGE SUCCESS, AND THANKS

TO THE NUTRITIONAL

SUPPLEMENTS WE GAVE

TUNGTUNG, IN JUST ONE WEEK

SHE WAS DOING THINGS SHE HAD

NEVER BEEN ABLE TO DO

BEFORE.

NOW TUNGTUNG CAN RUN.

I REMEMBER HOW HAPPY SHE WAS

THAT FIRST TIME.

SHE SCREAMED, LOOK, MAMA, I

CAN RUN.

AND NOW SHE WON'T STOP

RUNNING.

THANK YOU, CBN, FOR SAVING

MY DAUGHTER.

YOU CHANGED BOTH OF OUR

LIVES FOREVER.

Terry: IT IS

UNBELIEVABLE TO SEE THAT

KIND OF A DIFFERENCE IN A

CHILD'S LIFE, ISN'T IT?

AND IT GIVES GREAT

SATISFACTION TO KNOW THAT

LITERALLY THAT LITTLE GIRL

LIVES TODAY BECAUSE PEOPLE

LIKE YOU CARED ENOUGH TO

MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

THAT'S WHY WE'RE ASKING YOU

TO GO TO YOUR PHONE AND CALL

RIGHT NOW.

WE'RE HELPING CHILDREN LIKE

TUNGTUNG ALL AROUND THE

WORLD EVERY SINGLE DAY.

AND IT ONLY HAPPENS BECAUSE

YOU SAY YES.

AS GOD SPEAKS TO YOUR HEART

TODAY, ASK HIM WHAT HE WOULD

HAVE YOU GIVE, AND THEN JOIN

"THE 700 CLUB."

AND JOIN "THE 700 CLUB" WITH

ANTICIPATION, KNOWING THAT

GOD IS USING YOU TO MAKE A

DIFFERENCE.

OUR NUMBER IS TOLL-FREE.

YOU JOIN BY CALLING THAT

1-800 NUMBER.

JUST SAY I WANT TO JOIN "THE

700 CLUB."

1-800-759-0700.

AND, BY THE WAY, WILL YOU DO

IT USING PLEDGE EXPRESS.

IT MEANS YOUR BANK DOES ALL

OF THE WORK.

YOU HAVE NONE OF THE

HASSLE.

IT SAVES US A LOT OF MONEY

IN PROCESSING, SO MUCH SO

THAT IN ADDITION TO BEING

ABLE TO PUT EVEN MORE OF

YOUR GIFT INTO THE LIVES OF

CHILDREN LIKE TUNGTUNG,

WE'RE GOING TO SEND YOU

"POWER FOR LIFE" TEACHINGS.

WE GET ONE EVERY MONTH AND

WE THINK IT WILL BE A

BLESSING TO YOU.

SO JOIN NOW, AND USE PLEDGE

EXPRESS, CALL

1-800-759-0700.

GORDON?

Gordon: IN EASTERN

INDIA, A YOUNG WIDOW WORKS

ALL DAY PICKING COTTON BY

HAND.

AFTER THAT, SHE HAS TO SPEND

THREE HOURS WAITING IN LINE

FOR WATER.

Terry: JAYA WAS NINE

MONTHS PREGNANT WITH HER

SECOND CHILD WHEN HER

HUSBAND WAS HIT BY A BUS AND

KILLED.

SHE DID HER BEST TO RAISE

HER CHILDREN ON HER OWN, BUT

IT WAS VERY DIFFICULT TO

PICK COTTON WHILE HOLDING

HER BABY.

IF SHE WORKED ALL DAY, THE

MOST SHE COULD EARN WAS $2.

ON TOP OF THAT, SHE HAD TO

SPEND HALF HER DAY GETTING

WATER.

IN OUR VILLAGE, WE ONLY

HAD ONE PUBLIC WELL FOR 1200

PEOPLE.

IT TOOK THREE HOURS TO GET

THREE BOTTLES OF WATER.

PEOPLE FOUGHT WITH EACH

OTHER TO BE THE FIRST ONES

TO FILL THEIR POTS.

THEY KNEW THAT THERE

WOULDN'T BE ANY DAILY LABOR

JOBS LEFT IF THEY DIDN'T GET

BACK IN TIME.

THEY DIDN'T CARE I WAS A

WIDOW.

THEY WOULD PUSH ME ANY WAY,

EVEN WHEN I WAS HOLDING MY

BABY.

Terry: THEN A PASTOR

VISITED HER HOME.

THE PASTOR ENCOURAGED ME

TO BELIEVE IN JESUS FOR ALL

OF MY NEEDS.

HE PRAYED FOR US AND THEN HE

LEFT.

EVEN THOUGH I WAS A HINDU,

AND I DIDN'T KNOW IF JESUS

WAS REAL, I BROUGHT MY

CHILDREN INSIDE AND WE

PRAYED TO HIM.

WE TOLD JESUS ABOUT ALL OF

OUR PROBLEMS.

WE PRAYED TO HIM FROM THE

BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS.

Terry: NOT LONG AFTER

THEIR PRAYERS, CBN'S LIVING

WATERS TEAM CAME TO THEIR

VILLAGE AND DRILLED A WELL

CLOSE TO THEIR HOME.

WHEN I PRAYED FOR WATER,

THE WELL WAS THE ANSWER.

OUR FAITH IN JESUS

INCREASED.

FROM THEN ON,

WE STARTED

GOING TO CHURCH.

VERY SOON WE UNDERSTOOD THE

WORD AND ACCEPTED JESUS AS

OUR ONE TRUE GOD.

THEN WE ALL GOT BAPTIZED.

Terry: AND JAYA'S

PRAYERS WERE ALSO ANSWERED

WHEN CBN CAME TO HER HOME

AND GAVE HER A MILKING

BUFFALO.

I'M VERY GRATEFUL TO CBN,

FOR NOT ONLY PROVIDING ME

WITH A WATER SOURCE, BUT

ALSO A BUFFALO, ALONG WITH A

FEW MONTHS WORTH OF WATER.

NOW I CAN SELL THE MILK FROM

THE BUFFALO AND TAKE CARE OF

OUR NEEDS.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

Gordon: AND THANK YOU.

IF YOU'RE A MEMBER OF "THE

700 CLUB," YOU'RE A PART OF

HELPING THAT WIDOW IN

INDIA.

IF YOU'RE NOT A MEMBER, JOIN

WITH US.

JOIN IN EVERYTHING WE'RE

DOING AROUND THE WORLD.

A PORTION OF EVERY GIFT GOES

INTO THE WORK OF CBN

INTERNATIONAL TO DO JUST

WHAT YOU SAW.

WHERE WE REACH OUT WITH

HANDS OF LOVE AND COMPASSION

TO HELP PEOPLE.

IF THAT'S YOU, IF YOU WANT

TO BE A PART OF IT, CALL US

NOW, 1-800-759-0700.

WE'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF A

CHALLENGE, AND WE'VE GOT

SOME GREAT NEWS.

PARTNERS ARE SAYING $175,000

ISN'T ENOUGH TO DO WHAT WE

NEED DO DO IN THE WORLD

TODAY.

THEY WANT TO ADD $75,000.

TAKING IT TO $250,000.

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Gordon: WE NEED TO

PRAY.

LORD, WE ASK FOR BLESSING

OVER THIS, AND WE ASK FOR

INCREASE.

YOU'RE THE ONE THAT GIVES

INCREASE, AND YOU DO IT WITH

YOUR GREAT POWER.

SO WE ASK FOR THIS TO BE

DOUBLED, TRIPLED,

QUADRUPLED.

GIVE THE INCREASE.

AND FOR THOSE WHO ARE

WATCHING, JUST BLESS THEM.

OPEN THE WINDOWS OF HEAVEN

AND POUR OUT BLESSINGS THEY

CANNOT CONTAIN.

ENCOURAGE THEM, SPEAK TO

THEM.

FOR WE ASK IT ALL IN JESUS'

NAME.

$250,000 ON A CHALLENGE.

WE NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU.

WE'VE GOT $93,000 TO GO WITH

JUST EIGHT MINUTES AND NINE

SECONDS.

SO WE NEED TO HEAR FROM

YOU.

CALL US NOW,

1-800-759-0700.

LET'S GO TO WENDY AT THE

PHONES.

Wendy: ALL RIGHT.

IT'S GETTING EXCITING,

GORDON.

THANKS.

WELL, IN THE LORD'S PRAYER,

THERE IS A LINE THAT SAYS

DELIVER US FROM EVIL.

DID YOU KNOW THAT PHRASE HAS

A DOUBLE MEANING.

GORDON EXPLAINS IN HIS

LATEST TEACHING, "OUR

FATHER, KEYS TO THE LORD'S

PRAYER."

Gordon: DELIVER US FROM

THE EVIL ONE.

EVIL CAN COME EVEN FROM US.

THE BIBLE TALKS ABOUT OUR

HEART AND HOW DECEITFULLY

WICKED IT IS.

THE RABBIS TALK ABOUT THE

EVIL INCLINATION IN EVERY

HUMAN BEING.

THAT FOR WHATEVER REASON, WE

SEEM TO WANT TO DO THE THING

THAT WE KNOW WE SHOULD NOT

DO.

AND THAT EVIL INCLINATION

NEEDS TO BE OVERCOME IN EACH

ONE OF US.

SO DELIVER US FROM EVIL --

IT'S MORE THAN JUST A PRAYER

TO STOP THE DEVIL.

IT'S ALSO A PRAYER TO STOP

US, SO THAT WE DON'T WALK

HEAD FIRST INTO EVIL.

AND THAT'S A VERY GOOD

PRAYER TO PRAY TO GOD ON A

DAILY BASIS.

Wendy: YES, IT IS.

WELL, IF YOU'RE LIKE ME,

YOU'VE PROBABLY BE PRAYING

THE LORD'S PRAYER YOUR

ENTIRE LIFE.

I PRAYED IT THOUSANDS OF

TIMES, AND NEVER REALLY

UNDERSTOOD THE INCREDIBLE

POWER THAT IS IN THERE.

YOU CAN DISCOVER THE POWER

OF THE LORD'S PRAYER.

WE WANT YOU TO HAVE THIS.

IT IS OUR GIFT TO YOU WHEN

YOU CALL RIGHT NOW, AND SAY,

YES, I WANT TO JOIN "THE 700

CLUB."

HOW MUCH IS IT?

65 CENTS A DAY, $20 A

MONTH.

MAYBE YOU'RE ALREADY A CLUB

MEMBER.

WE WANT TO SAY THANK YOU SO

MUCH.

BUT I WANT TO CHALLENGE

YOU.

WHY NOT TAKE IT UP TO THE

NEXT LEVEL, $40 A MONTH.

WE'RE GOING TO GIVE YOU

THREE D.V.D.s.

IF YOU CAN TAKE IT UP TO THE

THOUSAND CLUB LEVEL, WE'RE

GOING TO GIVE YOU FIVE.

A $250,000 CHALLENGE IS WHAT

WE'VE GOT RIGHT NOW.

I BETTER STOP TALKING AND

THROW IT BACK OVER TO

GORDON.

Gordon: WE'VE GOT SOME

GREAT NEWS.

WE'VE GOT $82,000 LEFT ON A

$250,000 CHALLENGE.

IN SIX MINUTES.

IT'S GOING TO BE BE BE A

TIGHT ONE.

WHITE LAKE MICHIGAN, A GOLD

MEMBER BECOMING A FOUNDER,

$5,000.

IN GEORGIA, A FOUNDER

INCREASING TO CHAIRMAN'S

CIRCLE, $12,500.

THAT TAKES US DOWN TO

$65,000 WITH LESS THAN SIX

MINUTES.

PLEASE CALL,

1-800-759-0700.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, SUPPORTING

A FAMILY IS A DIFFICULT JOB

FOR PATRICIA.

SHE SPENDS SEVEN DAYS A WEEK

WORKING IN A MUDDY SWAMP.

ON A GOOD DAY, SHE'LL EARN

JUST $2.

ON A BAD DAY, HER WHOLE

FAMILY GOES HUNGRY.

32-YEAR-OLD PATRICIA GER

RARGER ERA GERERA IS A

SINGLE MOTHER.

SOME DAYS HER 12-YEAR-OLD

SON, CARLOS, GOES WITH HER

TO WORK.

I GO WITH HER ON THE

WEEKENDS.

Terry: PATRICIA AND

CARLOS WILL SPEND EIGHT

HOURS WITHOUT FOOD OR WATER,

SEARCHING FOR CLAMS IN THESE

MERKY WATERS.

MOSQUITOS ARE

EVERYWHERE,

ALONG WITH OTHER DANGEROUS

CREATURES.

THEN THERE IS THE MUD.

THE MUD SMELLS BAD.

IT WAS NOT A PLEASANT PLACE

TO WORK ALL DAY.

BUT I HAD NO CHOICE.

Terry: IF PATRICIA HAS

A GOOD DAY AND COLLECTS 120

CLAMS, SHE'LL EARN JUST $2.

THAT'S HARDLY ENOUGH TO FEED

HER FOUR CHILDREN.

ON DAYS THEY FIND NO CLAMS,

EVERYONE GOES HUNGRY.

THEY ASK ME FOR FOOD OVER

AND OVER AGAIN, BUT I TOLD

THEM TO SLEEP.

SOME DAYS WE DON'T HAVE

ANYTHING.

SO I PRAY TO GOD FOR MERCY.

Terry: WHEN "OPERATION

BLESSING" CAME TO PATRICIA'S

HOME TOWN FOR A FREE MEDICAL

CLINIC, WE LEARNED ON THAT

DAY THAT THE FAMILY HAD NO

FOOD, AND THAT THE KIDS HAD

GONE TO BED HUNGRY THE NIGHT

BEFORE.

SO WE IMMEDIATELY BOUGHT

THEM FOOD.

A

FEW DAYS LATER, "OPERATION

BLESSING" HELPED PATRICIA TO

SET UP A SMALL BUSINESS

SELLING CLOTHES AND SHOES IN

HER NEIGHBORHOOD.

FINALLY WE GAVE PATRICIA

THIS ESPECIALLY EQUIPPED

BICYCLE TO MAKE IT EASIER TO

RESTOCK THE ITEMS SHE SELLS

IN HER STORE.

I HAVE NEVER RECEIVED A

BLESSING LIKE THIS BEFORE.

AFTER "OPERATION BLESSING"

DID THIS, I NEVER HAD TO GO

TO THE SWAMP AGAIN.

I WANT TO THANK

"OPERATION BLESSING" BECAUSE

THEY HELPED MY MOM.

I AM HAPPY I DON'T HAVE TO

GO AND FIND CLAMS ANYMORE.

Terry: WELL, WE JUST

WANT TO SAY THANK YOU FOR

MAKING IT POSSIBLE TO HELP

THAT MOM.

THE LITTLE BOY, THRILLED

THAT SHE HAS NOW THE

OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A

LIVING.

GORDON?

Gordon: WE'VE GOT SOME

GREAT NEWS.

WE'RE HEARING FROM MISSOURI,

$5,000.

AND A 2500 CLUB MEMBER

SAYING I WANT TO DOUBLE,

$5,000.

AND HERE, FROM WENDY'S HOME

STATE, CARSON, WEST

VIRGINIA, 2500 CLUB MEMBER

DOUBLING TO FOUNDER,

$5,000.

LET'S GO OVER TO WENDY.

Wendy: ALL RIGHT.

WELL, THE LORD'S PRAYER MAY

ONLY BE A FEW LINES LONG,

BUT IT IS A PRAYER FOR

PROTECTION, FOR PROVISION,

AND FOR FORGIVENESS.

IN THIS NEW D.V.D., GORDON

TEACHES ABOUT THE MOST

IMPORTANT WORDS IN THAT

PRAYER, THE ONES THAT START

IT, "OUR FATHER."

Gordon: FATHER IS AN

ENGLISH WORD, AND IT CAN

SOMETIMES BE A LITTLE

DISTANT.

IN THE ORIGINAL GREEK, FOR

BOTH MATTHEW 6 AND LUKE 11,

THAT "OUR FATHER," IS BETTER

TRANSLATED ABBA.

IT IS ALMOST LIKE HE IS

DADDY.

THAT WOULD BE A BETTER

ENGLISH TRANSLATION.

OUR DADDY.

THERE IS AN IN INTIMACY TO

HIS NAME.

IT IS NOT A DISTANT NAME.

IT IS A LOVING NAME.

IT IS A NAME THAT WE CAN

APPROACH.

AND LITERALLY, YOU CAN CRAWL

UP INTO THE LAP OF OUR DADDY

AND UNDERSTAND HE IS THERE

FOR US, READY, WILLING, AND

ABLE TO GIVE US LOVE AND

ACCEPTANCE.

Wendy: I JUST LOVE

THAT.

HE'S OUR FATHER.

HE IS OUR DADDY.

HE IS OUR ABBA.

WE CAN JUST CRAWL UP IN HIS

LAP.

WE CAN PRAY TO HIM.

HE IS NOT A FAR AWAY GOD.

WE WANT YOU TO HAVE THAT IPT

INTIMACY IN PRAYER.

IT IS ALL IN HERE, "OUR

FATHER, KEYS TO THE LORD'S

PRAYER."

GORDON BREAKS IT DOWN PHRASE

BY PHRASE.

THIS IS OUR GIFT TO YOU WHEN

YOU CALL AND JOIN "THE 700

CLUB," 1-800-759-0700.

AND WE ARE JUST ABOUT

RUNNING OUT OF TIME.

GORDON?

Gordon: OVER THE PAST

50 YEARS, CBN HAS HELPED

HURTING AND NEEDY PEOPLE

FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD.

LIKE THIS 2-YEAR-OLD FROM

THAILAND.

SHE MIGHT HAVE BEEN SOLD

INTO SLAVERY IF SHE HADN'T

BEEN RESCUED BY CBN'S

"ORPHANS' PROMISE."

Reporter: YOU CAN

PROBABLY TELL BY THE SMILE

ON HER FACE THAT 2-YEAR-OLD

DITERI IS HAPPY TO BE PART

OF HER NEW FAMILY.

SHE LIVES IN THIS HOME IN

THAILAND, SPONSORED BY CBN'S

"ORPHANS' PROMISE." SHE HAS

RECEIVED GOOD FOOD AND THE

LOVE OF CHILDREN HE NOW

CALLS BROTHERS AND SISTERS.

THIS IS ONE OF HER HOUSE

PARENTS, NAMED JEB, AND HE

HELPS TO GUIDE AND CARE FOR

HER.

I BELIEVE THAT GOD

BROUGHT DITERI TO US.

WHENEVER I LOOK AT HER, I'M

REMINDED OF THE GRACE AND

LOVE OF GOD.

Reporter: NOW

SURROUNDED BY HER BIG

FAMILY, THE 2-YEAR-OLD IS

THRIVING.

SHE LOVES

TO WORSHIP AND

RAISE HER LITTLE HANDS AND

PRAISE TO THE LORD.

AND THANKS TO CBN'S

"ORPHANS' PROMISE," DITERI

WILL HAVE A SAFE PLACE TO

LIVE FOR AS LONG AS SHE

NEEDS IT.

SHE KNOWS WE LOVE HER AND

THAT THIS IS HER HOME NOW.

I WANT TO THANK YOU EVERYONE

WHO HELPED US.

Gordon: AZUSA,

CALIFORNIA, $8,000.

AND NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT,

CHAIRMAN'S CIRCLE, $10,000.

WE HAD A $250,000 CHALLENGE,

AND AGAINST THAT YOU GAVE

$258,000.

"DO NOT FORGET TO DO GOOD

AND TO SHARE, FOR WITH SUCH

SACRIFICES, GOD IS

WELL-PLEASED."

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