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The 700 Club - May 24, 2013

Eddy and Marsha were hit hard by the recession. They both lost their jobs. When many people would have become depressed, they found amazing encouragement. See what they did to stay positive and conquer debt. Read Transcript


Gordon: WELCOME TO "THE

700 CLUB."

AFTER A LONG DEBATE, THE BOY

SCOUTS OF AMERICA HAVE

CHANGED THEIR ADMISSIONS

POLICY.

WHILE OPENLY GAY TROOP

LEADERS ARE STILL BANNED,

HOMOSEXUAL BOYS ARE NOW

ALLOWED TO BECOME SCOUTS.

Terry: DALE HURD HAS

MORE ON THE REACTION FROM

CHURCHES AND OTHER

CONSERVATIVE GROUPS.

[APPLAUSE]

[CHEERS]

Reporter: SUPPORTERS

ARE CELEBRATING AFTER THE

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

DECIDED ON THURSDAY TO LIFT

THEIR BAN ON ALLOWING OPENLY

GAY SCOUTS.

THIS IS WHAT WE'VE BEEN

WORKING FOR.

IT IS A SMALL STEP IN THE

RIGHT DIRECTION, BUT IT IS

HUGE IN ANOTHER WAY.

WE WANT EVERY KID TO HAVE

A PLACE WHERE THEY BELONG TO

LEARN AND GROW AND FEEL

PROTECTED.

Reporter: BUT SOME OF

THE LEFT FELT THE SCOUTS

DIDN'T GO FAR ENOUGH BECAUSE

THEY'RE KEEPING THEIR BAN ON

ADULT GAYS.

STILL, LETTING GAY BOYS BE

SCOUTS COULD TURN INTO A

MAJOR PROBLEM FOR AN

ORGANIZATION WITH A MOTTO

CALLING ON YOUNG MEN TO BE

MORALLY STRAIGHT.

SAFE GROUPS SPONSORS 70%,

AND MANY SAY THEY WILL NOT

GIVE UP CORE BELIEFS TO STAY

WITH THE SCOUTS.

HE SAYS SAYS THE LOSS OF

SUCH CHURCH GROUPS CAN LEAD

TO A MASS EXIT.

I THINK YOU'LL SEE A

MAJOR EXITOUS OF PARENTS AND

OTHERS SAYING, YOU KNOW

WHAT, WE CAN'T TRUST

SCOUTING ANYMORE.

I HAVE HEARD SEVERAL BOYS

SAY I'M DONE, AND THEY'LL BE

WITHIN A YEAR OF GETTING

THEIR EAGLE, AND GETTING AN

EAGLE IS A VERY, VERY

DIFFICULT THING TO DO.

I THINK THAT SEXUAL

DISCUSSION NEEDS TO BE BE AT

HOME WITH THE PARENTS.

Reporter: THE CHANGE

WILL GO INTO EFFECT NEXT

YEAR.

DALE HURD, CBN NEWS.

Gordon: THE BOY SCOUTS

ARE LITERALLY IN A NO-WIN

SITUATION.

GAY ACTIVISTS HAVE BEEN

PROTESTING THEIR USE OF

PUBLIC PARKS, NATIONAL

PARKS, ON THE BASIS THAT

THEY DISCRIMINATE.

AT THE SAME TIME, IF THEY DO

OPEN THE DOORS, HOW WILL

THEY HANDLE THAT MASS

EXITOUS.

I DON'T THINK THE STORY IS

OVER WITH THIS DECISION.

WE'RE GOING TO BE SEEING

MORE.

A MEMORIAL SERVICE WILL BE

HELD IN OKLAHOMA ON SUNDAY

TO HONOR THE VICTIMS OF

MONDAY'S DEADLY TORNADO.

REPORTER JOHN JESSUP HAS

THAT STORY.

Reporter: IT HAS BECOME

A FAMILIAR SCENE, A HELPING

HAND FINDING SOMETHING OF

VALUE OF PUTS IT ASIDE FOR

THE OWNER.

IN THIS CASE, IT IS A FAMILY

PLACE.

Reporter: THIS IS

SOUTHEAST STREET IN MOORE,

AND EVERYWHERE TO MY LEFT

AND RIGHT YOU SEE HOUSES

COMPLETELY LEVELLED TO THE

GROUND.

ON THE PROPERTY, YOU CAN'T

HELP BUT SEE ARTIFACTS THAT

PEOPLE ONCE LIVED HERE.

YOU SEE D.V.D.s, A

DISHWASHER WAS ON TOP OF A

BATHTUB.

OVER HERE, KITCHEN UTENSILS,

ALL SIGNS THAT THIS PLACE

WAS ONCE INHA INHABITABLE.

Reporter: HIGH SCHOOL

CLASSMATES HELP HER SIFT

THROUGH HER BELONGINGS.

BUT THE FIND SHE IS MOST

GRATEFUL IS FOR HER

DAUGHTER, CLAIRE, WHO WAS IN

PLAZA ELEMENTARY.

THE TORNADO CUT A PATH RIGHT

THROUGH THE SCHOOL.

A LAST MINUTE DECISION TO

MOVE CLAIRE FROM THEIR

CLASSROOM INTO A BATHROOM

SAVED THEIR LIVES.

CLAIRE GOT TO SAVE HER

TEACHER ON THE LAST DAY OF

SCHOOL.

I WAS THANK YOU FOR NOT

KEEPING THEM IN THE ROOM

BECAUSE IT WOULD HAVE

COLLAPSED ON THEM.

Reporter: THE KIDS LOOK

FORWARD TO A SUMMER VACATION

MAKING HAPPIER MEMORIES.

I WANT TO SWIM.

WE'RE GOING TO SWIM,

LOTS.

Reporter: WHAT ARE YOUR

BIG SUMMER PLANS?

PROBABLY GOING TO THE

COUNTRY.

Reporter: WHAT ARE YOU

GOING TO DO IN THE COUNTRY?

RIDE A HORSE.

Reporter: THAT SOUNDS

LIKE FUN.

GOVERNOR MARY FALLIN SAYS

COORDINATING THE RESPONSE

HAS BEEN AFFECTED.

THE TORNADO DAMAGED 13,000

HOMES.

SHE SAYS IT IS IMPORTANT TO

LEAVE WITH THIS REMINDER.

THINGS WILL GET MUCH

BETTER.

WE'RE NOT GOING TO GO UNDER;

WE'RE GOING TO GO OVER IT.

Reporter: HELPING TO

SPREAD THAT MESSAGE IS

LARRY, WHO IS IS DELIVERING

MEALS WITH "OPERATION

BLESSING."

HE BELIEVES SINCE HE ESCAPED

UNHARMED, HE BELIEVES THERE

ARE OTHER THINGS HE NEEDS TO

BE DOING.

THIS IS WHAT WE'RE CALLED

TO DO.

Reporter: JOHN JESSUP,

CBN NEWS, MOORE, OKLAHOMA.

Gordon: IF YOU WANT TO

HELP WITH THE DISASTER

RELIEF AND RECOVERY EFFORTS

IN MOORE, OKLAHOMA, ALL YOU

HAVE TO DO IS IS JOIN "THE

700 CLUB."

BE PART OF IT.

A PORTION OF EVERY GIFT GOES

INTO "OPERATION BLESSING."

IF YOU WANT TO VOLUNTEER,

THERE IS A PLACE ON THE HOME

PAGE OF ob.org, WHERE YOU

CAN VOLUNTEER YOUR SERVICES

TO HELP THOSE IN NEED.

GIVE US A CALL,

1-800-759-0700.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK WITH

MORE OF "THE 700 CLUB" AFTER

THIS.

Gordon: FOR A FARMER,

EITHER DROUGHT OR HAIL COULD

MEAN CROP FAILURE.

JENNIFER'S FARM EXPERIENCED

BOTH IN THE SAME SUMMER, BUT

SHE STILL MANAGED TO TURN A

PROFIT, AND HERE IS IS HOW

HOW SHE DID IT.

Terry: WHEN JENNIFER

INHERITED THE FAMILY FARM,

IT CAME WITH AN 80-YEAR

HISTORY OF AB ABUNDANCE.

THERE WAS NEVER A CROP

FAILURE, EITHER WHEN IT WAS

TOO WET OR A DROUGHT.

Terry: BUT DURING A

SEVERE DROUGHT IN 2012, FARM

MANAGER DAVE RICE CALLED

WITH BAD NEWS.

UNLESS WE HAD SOME RAIN

DURING THE POLLENATION,

WE'RE GOING TO HAVE

DEVASTATING RESULTS.

I WAS SHOCKED.

80 YEARS, THERE HAS NEVER

BEEN A CROP FAILURE.

HOW COULD THIS BE.

Terry: SO JENNIFER

PRAYED, AND THE CLOUDS

OPENED.

IT WAS HAILING.

THAT IS A FARMER'S WORST

NIGHTMARE.

OBVIOUSLY, THERE WILL NOT BE

A PROFIT AFTER THE HAIL.

THERE WILL BE NOTHING.

WE'LL BE LUCKY TO BREAK

EVENING.

Terry: SHE PRAYED

AGAIN.

OH, LORD, PLEASE HELP

ME.

HELP MY LAND.

ANY PROFITS YOU GIVE, I WILL

GIVE IT TO "THE 700 CLUB."

I DID SPELL IT OUT

SPECIFICALLY, "THE 700

CLUB."

Terry: THE FARMLAND WAS

A FEW MILES FROM HOME, SO

FOR MONTHS, JENNIFER HAD NO

IDEA HOW THE CROP WAS

DOING.

WHEN DAVE FINALLY CALLED,

SHE BRACED HERSELF FOR THE

WORST.

YOU HAVE A SUCCESSFUL

CROP.

AND I'M, LIKE, SAY THAT

AGAIN.

AT THAT POINT, I KNEW I WAS

GOING TO BE ABLE TO WRITE A

BIG CHECK TO CBN.

Terry: IT TURNED OUT

THE HAIL STOPPED ABOUT FIVE

MILES SHORT OF JENNIFER'S

FARM.

AND EVEN THOUGH IT BARELY

SPRINKLED THAT SPRING AND

SUMMER, THEY HARVESTED A

BUMPER CROP OF CORN.

IT IS REMARKABLE.

IT IS A MIRACLE.

WHEN DAVE SENT THE CHECK

IN DECEMBER, IT'S OVER

$20,000.

Terry: JUST DAYS BEFORE

JENNIFER WROTE THE CHECK, A

PIECE OF MEDICAL EQUIPMENT

BROKE DOWN AT A CBN CLINIC

IN UKRAINE.

JENNIFER'S DONATION MORE

THAN COVERED THE COST OF

PREPLACIN REPLACING IT WITH

A BETTER PIECE OF

EQUIPMENT.

SO I WROTE JENNIFER A LETTER

OF THANKS "DEAR JENNIFER,

YOUR GIFT WILL TOUCH THE

LIVES OF THOUSANDS OF POOR

CHILDREN AND FAMILIES WHO

ARE TREATED THERE, FREE OF

CHARGE."

A MAJOR NEED WAS FILLED IN

UKRAINE FROM A CROP FAILURE

THAT DIDN'T HAPPEN.

Terry: TODAY SHE IS

PASSING ON STORIES OF THE

FAMILY FARM TO HER

GRANDCHILDREN.

NOW I CAN SAY THAT FOR 80

YEARS, THE CROP HAS NEVER

FAILED.

THAT SAYS THAT GOD IS GOOD.

THE BIBLE IS IS VERY CLEAR,

THAT WE ARE TO GIVE GOD OUR

FIRST FRUITS, EVEN WHEN

MONEY IS TIGHT.

THE BIG GUY CAN MULTIPLY

IT.

HE IS GOD, OUR PROVIDER.

I AM EAGER TO WRITE THE

FIRST CHECK TO HIM TO SAY

THANK YOU.

Gordon: PROVERBS:

"HONOR THE LORD WITH YOUR

POSESSIONS, SO YOUR BARNS

WILL OVERFLOW WITH NEW

WINE."

WHAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A

CROP FAILURE TURNED INTO A

BUMPER CROP THAT WAS ABLE TO

SUPPLY A VERY PRESENT NEED

IN A MEDICAL CLINIC IN THE

UKRAINE, ALL BECAUSE SHE

SAID I'M GOING TO HONOR GOD

WITH THE FIRST FRUITS.

THAT WILL HAPPEN TO YOU IF

YOU DO THE SAME THING.

JUST MAKE A DECISION, WITH

THE FIRST FRUITS I'M GOING

TO HONOR HIM, AND THEN IT

WILL COME TO PA PASS FOR

YOU.

IN ONE MONTH, MARSHA BRADLEY

WENT FROM BEING UNEMPLOYED

TO WORKING A TEMLY JOB, AND

FINALLY TO A FULL-TIME JOB

WITH A PROMOTION.

IT ALL STARTED WITH ONE

SMALL PHONE CALL.

Reporter: THE SMALL

TOWN WAS HIT HARD DURING THE

RECESSION.

AND WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN A

DEPRESSING TIME, THEY WERE

ENCOURAGED BY WATCHING "THE

700 CLUB" EVERY MORNING.

WE WATCHED HOW GOD WAS

REALLY BLESSING NOT ONLY THE

MINISTRY, BUT HOW HE WAS

BLESSING PEOPLE THROUGH

OTHER PEOPLE GIVING TO THOSE

THAT DON'T HAVE ANYTHING.

IT WAS DURING THE

TELEPHONE TELETHON, AND WE

BOTH LOOKED AT EACH OTHER,

AND IT IS LIKE OUR SPIRITS

CONNECTED.

AND SHE SAID, WHAT DO YOU

WANT ME TO DO?

AND I LOOKED AT HER, AND I

SAID, CALL THEM.

GIVE.

WE NEED TO GIVE.

I DON'T KNOW HOW WE CAN DO

IT, I DON'T KNOW HOW WE CAN

MANAGE IT, BUT WE HAVE TO.

Reporter: EDDIE AND

MARSHA DIDN'T HAVE MUCH

MONEY, BUT THEY GAVE WHAT

THEY CAN, $5.

SOON AFTER SHE APPLIED FOR A

JOB AT AN EGG FARM, AND THE

NEXT DAY SHE WAS HIRED.

EVERY DAY I WOULD GO IN,

I WOULD THANK GOD FOR GIVING

ME THIS JOB.

JUST BEING OBEDIENT TO HIM

AND GIVING BACK TO HIM, HE

GIVES BACK.

Reporter: THEY

INCREASED THEIR PLEDGE TO

"THE 700 CLUB" LEVEL, AND

WITHIN A MONTH, MARSHA WAS

GIVEN A PERMANENT POSITION,

AND SOON AFTER THAT, SHE WAS

PROMOTED TO QUALITY

CONTROL.

I KNEW GOD HAD HIS FAVOR

ON HIM THROUGH MY OBEDIENCE

TO HIM.

IT ENCOURAGED ME TO DO MY

PART BECAUSE GOD HAD ALREADY

BEEN DOING HIS PART.

Reporter: AFTER THEIR

PROMOTION, THEY INCREASED

THEIR GIVING AGAIN TO "THE

700 CLUB" GOLD LEVEL AT $40

A MONTH.

WE DON'T HAVE A WHOLE

LOT, BUT I DON'T HAVE A NEED

OF ANYTHING.

I JUST THANK GOD THAT I AM

ALLOWED TO HELP SOMEONE

ELSE.

Reporter: EDDIE

AND

MARSHA

SAY

THEY FEEL GOOD

ABOUT BEING PART OF CBN.

WE WATCHED ALL OF THE

WORK AND THE OUTREACH THAT

"THE 700 CLUB" DOES.

IT TOUCHED OUR HEARTS

TREMENDOUSLY.

I LOVE IT.

I WANT TO BE MORE A PART OF

IT.

IT OVERWHELMS MY HEART.

IT REALLY DOES.

IT IS JUST 65 CENTS A DAY.

I MEAN, WE CAN FIND THAT

MUCH ON THE GROUND OR IN OUR

COUCH IF WE DUG DEEP

ENOUGH.

GIVE IT A CHANCE, SEE WHAT

HAPPENS.

SEE WHAT IT DOES TO YOUR

HEART.

Gordon: HERE IS A

PROMISE FROM THE BIBLE:

"BLESSED IS HE WHO CONSIDERS

THE POOR.

THE LORD WILL DELIVER HIM IN

TIME OF TROUBLE."

AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT

HAPPENED TO EDDIE AND

MARSHA.

THEY SAID, WE'RE GOING TO

CONSIDER THE POOR.

AND EVEN THOUGH IT WASN'T

MUCH FROM A WORLD

STANDPOINT, IN GOD'S EYES IT

WAS SIGNIFICANT.

THEY TOOK A STEP TO GIVE,

EVEN FROM THEIR LACK, THEY

WANTED TO HELP THE POOR.

AND SO GOD CONSIDERED THEM

IN THEIR TIME OF TROUBLE,

AND GAVE MARSHA FAVOR IN HER

JOB INTERVIEW.

AND WITHIN A MONTH, SH SHE

GOES FROM BEING UNEMPLOYED

TO A TEMP JOB TO A

PROMOTION, ALL BECAUSE THEY

HAD THE FAVOR OF GOD ON

THEIR LIVES.

IN I CAN GET A DRUMROLL,

I'VE GOT GREAT NEWS.

SOME PARTNERS LIKE EDDIE AND

MARSHA SAY WE LOVE LIVING A

LIFE OF GENEROUS GIVING.

THEY WANT TO CHALLENGE YOU,

DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR, THAT

MEANS THEY'LL MATCH YOUR

GIFT DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR.

LORD, WE ASK FOR

MULTIPLICATION OVER THIS.

AND WE ALSO ASK FOR

BLESSINGS FOR THOSE WHO ARE

WATCHING RIGHT NOW, THAT YOU

WOULD JUST REACH OUT AND

BLESS THEM, AND RELIEVE THEM

OF ALL WORRY AND ANXIETY

OVER THEIR FINANCES AND OVER

THEIR FUTURE.

LET YOUR PEACE BE MULTIPLIED

TO THEM.

FOR WE ASK IT IN JESUS'

NAME.

AMEN.

AND AMEN.

WELL, A $50,000 CHALLENGE.

THAT MEANS EXISTING PARTNERS

LIKE GIVING, AND SO THEY

WANT TO CHALLENGE YOU TO

GIVE TO "THE 700 CLUB," AND

JOIN IN EVERYTHING WE'RE

DOING AROUND THE WORLD.

WE'RE A LOT MORE JUST A TV

SHOW.

WE'RE REACHING OUT WITH

HANDS OF LOVE AND COMPASSION

TO THE VICTIMS OF THE

TORNADOES IN TEXAS AND

OKLAHOMA.

WE'RE REACHING OUT AROUND

THE WORLD, PROVIDING FREE

CLEFT PALLET SURGERIES,

WE'RE DRILLING WATER WELLS,

AND WE'RE PREACHING THE

GOSPEL AROUND THE WORLD,

WHERE WE'RE TRAINING LOCAL

CHRISTIANS HOW TO DO

CHRISTIAN TELEVISION, NOT IN

ENGLISH, BUT IN THEIR OWN

LANGUAGE, SHOWING

TESTIMONIES OF WHAT JESUS IS

DOING IN THEIR COUNTRY, IN

THEIR PART OF THE WORLD, NOT

SOME FAR AWAY PLACE.

IT IS ALL MADE POSSIBLE

BECAUSE PEOPLE LIKE YOU CARE

ENOUGH TO JOIN, CARE ENOUGH

TO GIVE.

IF YOU WANT TO BE PART OF

IT, CALL US RIGHT NOW.

1-800-759-0700.

WE'RE ASKING YOU TO JOIN

"THE 700 CLUB."

IT IS JUST $20 A MONTH, 65

CENTS A DAY.

SOME OF YOU SAY I CAN JOIN

AT A HIGHER LEVEL.

WE'VE GOT "THE 700 CLUB"

GOLD, $40 A MONTH.

THE THOUSAND CLUB IS $1,000

A YEAR, AND THAT BREAKS OUT

TO $84 A MONTH.

2500 CLUB, $2500 A YEAR, AND

FOUNDER IS $5,000 OR MORE A

YEAR.

AT WHATEVER LEVEL GOD IS

SPEAKING TO YOU TO GIVE, NOW

IS THE TIME TO DO IT BECAUSE

WE HAVE A $50,000

CHALLENGE.

AND YOUR GIFT GETS

AUTOMATICALLY DOUBLED.

SO CALL US NOW.

1-800-759-0700.

TERRY?

Terry: I HAVE ANOTHER

GREAT REASON FOR YOU TO CALL

RIGHT NOW.

WHEN YOU JOIN "THE 700

CLUB," WE WANT TO GIVE YOU

THIS BRAND NEW D.V.D. CALLED

"OUR FATHER."

AND IN IT YOU'RE GOING TO

LEARN ABOUT HISTORY'S MOST

POWERFUL PRAYER AND HOW YOU

CAN USE IT TO CHANGE YOUR

LIFE.

Terry: WELL, MOST OF

THE US ARE FAMILIAR WITH THE

LORD'S PRAYER.

IF YOU'RE LIKE ME, YOU'VE

PROBABLY PRAYED IT THOUSANDS

OF TIMES IN YOUR OWN LIFE.

I HAVE TO SAY THAT BEFORE

WATCHING THIS, I LOVED THE

PRAYER BECAUSE JESUS TOLD US

IT WAS HOW WE SHOULD PRAY,

BUT I DIDN'T UNDERSTAND ALL

OF THE POWER THAT WAS WITHIN

THAT WAS WITHIN IT.

THIS IS YOURS WHEN YOU JOIN

"THE 700 CLUB."

IF YOU CALL RIGHT NOW,

YOU'LL HAVE THE PRIVILEGE OF

KNOWING YOU'RE HELPING

PEOPLE WHO ARE IN NEED,

GIVING PEOPLE HOPE, AND

YOU'LL ALSO GET A WONDERFUL

TEACHING THAT I THINK WILL

TOUCH AND CHANGE YOUR LIFE.

SO CALL OUR TOLL-FREE

NUMBER.

IT'S 1-800-759-0700.

OR YOU CAN JOIN US BY

LOGGING ON TO CBN.COM.

GORDON?

Gordon: WELL, FOR MANY

COUPLES, THE FIRST YEAR OF

MARRIAGE CAN BE A BIT OF 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

GENERAL CONTRACTING BUSINESS

IN CHEESE PEEK, VIRGINIA.

CHESAPEAKE, VIRGINIA.

IT IS A NEW ADVENTUREARY

EVERY DAY.

Reporter: BUT SEVERAL

YEARS AGO, THINGS WEREN'T SO

GREAT.

JERRY'S LIFE SPIRALLED INTO

DEPRESSION AFTER THE DEATH

OF HIS BABY AND A BREAKUP

WITH HIS GIRLFRIEND.

HIS SUCCESSFUL PAINTING

BUSINESS ENDED UP IN

BANKRUPTCY.

I JUST STARTED LOSING

BUSINESS RAPIDLY.

I COULDN'T CONCENTRATE ON

WHAT I WAS DOING.

I DIDN'T CARE IF PEOPLE WERE

CALLING FOR NEW BUSINESS OR

THE QUALITY OF MY WORK --

EVERYTHING I DID JUST

DISSIPATED INTO PRETTY MUCH

NOTHING.

I WAS JUST 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 -- WELL,

IT'S NOT REAL SLOW, I GUESS,

I WENT INTO DEPRESSION.

Reporter: THE COUPLE

SHARED 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, THAT 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 PRESTART THE PAINTING

BUSINESS.

THEY REDEDICATED THEIR LIVES

TO GOD AND ALSO STARTED TO

TITHE.

AND MY WIFE REALLY SHOWED

ME THE IMPORTANCE OF

TITHING.

AND THE MORE I TITHED, THE

MORE I GOT BACK.

AND IT IS JUST 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 GENERAL

CONTRACTING BUSINESS.

IT DIDN'T TAKE LONG TO GO

FROM WHERE IT WAS JUST ME

AND A HELPER OUT PAINTING A

HOUSE, TO WHERE I HAD OTHER

GUYS OUT DOING REPAIRS.

Reporter: WITHIN A

DECADE, THE SIMONS WERE

DOING $600,000 WORTH OF

BUSINESS A YEAR.

I INCREASED MY TITHES,

AND WE NEVER HAD A DOWN

YEAR.

EVERY YEAR HAS BEEN UP SINCE

THE DAY WE STARTED IN

BUSINESS, INCLUDING THIS

ONE.

IT WAS JUST AMAZING.

ESPECIALLY AT THAT TIME,

BECAUSE THE ECONOMY WAS

PROBABLY AT ITS WORST YEAR.

THE MORE WE MADE, THE MORE

WE TIENLD TITHED, AND THE

MORE WE GAVE BACK.

Reporter: THE MORE

JERRY GIVES, THE MORE HIS

BUSINESS PROFITS GROW.

LAST YEAR HE EMPLOYED 40

EMPLOYEES AND HAD A FLEET OF

14 VANS.

AND HE DID NEARLY $2 MILLION

WORTH OF BUSINESS.

WHEN PEOPLE ASK ME HOW

WE'RE DOING SO WELL IN

BUSINESS, WELL, IT'S GOD.

IT IS SURELY NOT ME.

IT IS GOD.

THE SUCCESTHE SECRET TO MY

SUCCESS IS TITHING AND

GIVING BACK.

FOLLOWING GOD'S PRINCIPLES,

YOU CAN GET TO ANY POSITION

YOU WANT FROM WHEREVER YOUR

AT.

Gordon: HERE JERRY AND

PAULA ARE HOMELESS, BUT

PAULA CONVINCES HIM TITHING

IS THE WAY OUT.

THEY GET A LOAN FROM

RELATIVES, AND THEY START A

BUSINESS.

AND THEY SAY, WE'RE GOING TO

TITHE FROM EVERYTHING WE GET

AND YOU SEE THE RESULTS.

"BLESSED ARE ALL WHO FEAR

THE LORD, WHO WALK IN HIS

WAYS.

YOU'LL EAT THE FRUIT OF YOUR

LABOR.

BLESSINGS AND PROSPERRITIES

WILL BE YOURS.

THUS IS THE MAN BLESSED WHO

FEARS THE LORD."

THAT WORD "FEAR" IN HEBREW

IS REFERENCEAL AWE.

AND JERRY AND PAULA SAID

WE'RE GOING TO DO THAT,

WE'RE GOING TO REFERENCE GOD

WITH OUR TITHES.

THAT CAN HAPPEN TO YOU IF

YOU JUST TAKE HIM AT HIS

WORD.

DO THAT NOW.

BECOME A GIVER.

AND NOT JUST BEGRUDGINGLY.

IF YOU'RE A BELIEVER, HE HAS

ASKED US TO TAKE CARE OF THE

POOR, TO GIVE SHELTER TO THE

HOMELESS, TO REACH OUT TO

THOSE WHO ARE IN NEED.

AND YOU CAN DO ALL OF THAT

WHEN YOU JOIN "THE 700

CLUB."

A PORTION OF EVERY GIFT GOES

INTO THE WORK OF "OPERATION

BLESSING" TO HELP PEOPLE.

WHEN DISASTERS STRIKE, WE

WANT TO STRIKE BACK WITH

LOVE AND COMPASSION.

WE WANT TO PROVIDE FREE

SURGERIES.

WE WANT TO PROVIDE CLEAN

WATER.

WE ALSO WANT TO PROVIDE THE

GOSPEL SO THAT PEOPLE CAN

KNOW THE GOOD NEWS, THAT

THEY CAN SPEND ETERNITY WITH

JESUS.

AND YOU MAKE ALL OF THAT

POSSIBLE WHEN YOU JOIN "THE

700 CLUB."

SO CALL US NOW.

1-800-759-0700.

WE'RE ASKING YOU TO JOIN

"THE 700 CLUB."

IT'S JUST $20 A MONTH, 65

CENTS A DAY.

WHEN YOU CALL, ASK FOR

PLEDGE EXPRESS.

IT'S ELECTRONIC MONTHLY

GIVING.

THE BANK DOES ALL OF THE

WORK.

THERE ARE NO CHECKS TO

WRITE.

WE SAVE SO MUCH ON THE

PROCESSING, WE CAN SEND AS

OUR GIFT TO YOU "POWER FOR

LIFE," MONTHLY TEACHING

C.D.s.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE THOSE, ASK

FOR PLEDGE EXPRESS WHEN YOU

CALL.

WHEN CYNTHIA LOST HER JOB,

SHE WAS OUT OF WORK FOR

SEVEN MONTHS.

IN ALL OF THAT TIME, SHE

NEVER MISSED A CAR PAYMENT

OR A MORTGAGE PAYMENT.

HERE IS HOW SHE DID IT.

I WASN'T IN CONTROL OF MY

MONEY.

MY MONEY WAS IN CONTROL OF

ME.

BECAUSE I WOULD SEE

SOMETHING, AND I WOULD GO

GET IT.

I WORKED HARD FOR IT, AND

THOSE VOICES TELL YOU THAT

YOU DESERVE IT.

Reporter: THAT'S THE

MINDSET CYNTHIA HORTON

ADOPTED AS A YOUNG CAREER

WOMAN.

I WOULD CHANGE CARS EVERY

TWO YEARS BECAUSE I THOUGHT

THAT'S WHAT WE WERE SUPPOSED

TO DO.

Reporter: EVENTUALLY,

MOST OF HER MONEY WENT TO

PAYING BILLS AND CREDITORS.

I REMEMBER I WOULD HAVE

TO SPEND A LOT OF TIME

WRITING EVERYTHING DOWN,

EVERY PENNY I WAS GOING TO

SPEND.

IF ANYTHING CAME IN $2 OVER,

I WAS GOING TO BE IN A

BIND.

Reporter: SHE STARTED

WATCHING "THE 700 CLUB."

I STARTED HEARING THESE

PRINCIPLES THAT WERE VERY

FOREIGN TO ME, YOU KNOW,

GIVE AND IT SHALL BE GIVEN

UNTO YOU.

Reporter: CYNTHIA

DECIDED TO BECOME A CBN

PARTNER.

I REMEMBER WRITING THAT

FIRST CHECK.

I THOUGHT ANGELS WERE GOING

TO BE SINGING BECAUSE IT WAS

SUCH A HUGE DEBT FOR ME.

Reporter: CYNTHIA STILL

DIDN'T HAVE A HANDLE ON

SPENDING, THOUGH, AND HER

DEBT GREW TO $30,000.

AS LONG AS YOU CAN PAY

THAT MONTHLY PAYMENT, LIFE

IS GOOD, AND IT WASN'T

GOOD.

THAT WASN'T THE WAY TO

LIVE.

Reporter: THEN SHE LOST

HER JOB.

CYNTHIA SAID SHE HAD TO

DEPEND SOLELY ON GOD, WHICH

WASN'T EASY.

IT WASN'T EASY FOR ME.

IT WAS VERY STRESSFUL FOR

ME.

I REMEMBER PACING BACK AND

FORTH, AND SAYING, GOD, I

NEED YOUR HELP.

MY MORTGAGE PAYMENT WAS

DRAFTING THE NEXT DAY AND I

HAD $1.87 IN THE BANK.

Reporter: THE NEXT

TODAY SHE RECEIVED A LOAN

OFFER AT A WHOPPING 27%

INTEREST.

SHE ADMITS SHE WAS TEMPTED.

I'M THINKING, THIS IS A

QUICK ANSWER TO MY PROBLEM.

AND GOD SAID, IT MAY BE A

QUICK PROBLEM, BUT IT IS NOT

YOUR ANSWER.

I WROTE VOID ON THAT CHECK.

I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW MY

MORTGAGE PAYMENT DRAFTED

THAT NEXT DAY.

Reporter: SHE BELIEVES

GOD TOLD HER TO KEEP

GIVING.

HISSTRUCTION WA HIS

INSTRUCTION WAS TO KEEP

GIVING AS I DID WHEN I HAD

THE JOB.

I NEVER MISSED A CAR PAYMENT

OR A MORTGAGE PAYMENT.

Reporter: CYNTHIA

LANDED A BE JOB, AND SAYS

GOD SHOWED HER WAYS TO PAY

OFF HER DEBT.

ONE WAS TO GIVE MORE.

HE ASKED ME TO DOUBLE MY

GIFT TO CBN.

I SAID, DOUBLE MY GIFT?

20 WAS A STRETCH, AND 40?

WOW.

Reporter: CYNTHIA

INCREASED HER GIVING, AND IN

TIME PAID OFF ALL OF HER

DEBT AND IS NOW DEBT-FREE.

SHE IS ALSO A MEMBER OF

CBN'S CHAIRMAN'S CIRCLE.

MY PHILOSOPHY OF GIVING

WAS GOD GETS 10%, AND 90% IS

MINE.

MY PHILOSOPHY NOW IS 100% IS

IS HIS.

HE GAVE IT TO ME ANYWAY.

THAT'S ONE THE PRINCIPLES I

LEARNED, IS THAT WHEN I GIVE

IT TO GOD, HE IS GOING TO DO

SO MUCH MORE WITH IT THAN I

COULD EVER IMAGINE, AND HE

BLESSES ME BACK ALONG THE

WAY.

Gordon: HERE IS THE

PROMISE FROM JESUS, "GIVE

AND IT WILL BE GIVEN TO

YOU.

A GOOD MEASURE, SHAKE DOWN,

FOR WITH THE MEASURE YOU

USE, IT WILL BE MEASURED TO

YOU."

CYNTHIA LEARNED THAT.

WE CALL IT THE LAW OF

RECIPROCITY.

FOR EVERY ACTION, THERE IS

AN EQUAL AND OPPOSITE

ACTION.

FOR IT TO WORK, YOU'VE GOT

TO PUT IT INTO MOTION.

YOU'VE GOT TO GIVE AND IT

WILL BE GIVEN UNTO YOU.

THE WORLD SAYS, WAIT UNTIL

YOU HAVE ENOUGH MONEY AND

THEN YOU CAN GIVE.

BUT THAT'S NOT GOD'S

PRINCIPLE.

GOD'S PRINCIPLE IS GIVE, AND

THEN IT WILL BE GIVEN UNTO

YOU.

CYNTHIA LEARNED THAT THE

HARD WAY.

HER STORY IS TO ENCOURAGE

YOU THAT THE SAME THING CAN

HAPPEN TO YOU IF YOU JUST

TRUST GOD WITH YOUR

FINANCES.

WHAT ARE WE ASKING YOU TO

DO?

WE'RE ASKING YOU TO JOIN

"THE 700 CLUB."

IT IS JUST $20 A MONTH, 65

CENTS A DAY.

YOU TAKE PART IN MEDICAL

MISSIONS IN INDIA.

YOU TAKE PART IN CLEFT

PALLET SURGERIES IN

INDONESIA.

YOU TAKE PART IN PREACHING

THE GOSPEL THROUGHOUT

LATIN-AMERICA AND AFRICA.

IT IS ALL MADE POSSIBLE

BECAUSE PEOPLE LIKE YOU CARE

ENOUGH TO GIVE.

IF YOU WANT TO, NOW IS THE

TIME TO DO IT.

1-800-759-0700.

LET'S GO TO WENDY AT THE

PHONES.

WENDY?

Wendy: THANKS, GORDON.

NOW IS DEFINITELY THE TIME.

WE'VE ALL HEARD THIS LINE

FROM THE LORD'S PRAYER,

"GIVE US THIS DAY OR DAILY

BREAD."

WHAT DOES THAT REALLY MEAN?

IS IS THE LORD JUST TALKING

ABOUT FOOD?

GORDON ANSWERS THAT QUESTION

AND SO MUCH MORE IN HIS NEW

TEACHING, "OUR FATHER."

Wendy: ISN'T THAT SO

RICH?

I'VE BEEN PRAYING THE LORD'S

PRAYER MY ENTIRE LIFE, AND

YOU BE PROBABLY HAVE, TOO.

AND NEVER REALLY UNDERSTOOD

HOW MUCH IS IN THERE.

GORDON BREAKS IT DOWN PHRASE

BY PHRASE AND REALLY BRINGS

IT OUT FOR YOU.

IT IS ALL IN HERE, "OUR

FATHER, KEYS TO THE LORD'S

PRAYER."

HIS PRAYER CAN CHANGE YOUR

LIFE.

WE WANT YOU TO HAVE THIS.

HOW DO YOU GET IT?

JUST GO TO YOUR PHONES,

1-800-759-0700.

OR YOU CAN LOG ON TO

cbn.com, AND SAY, YES, I

WANT TO JOIN "THE 700

CLUB."

HOW MUCH IS IT?

JUST 65 CENTS A DAY.

CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT?

65 CENTS A DAY, $20 A MONTH,

TO CHANGE THE WORLD.

IF YOU'RE ALREADY A PARTNER,

I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU SO

MUCH.

WE CAN'T DO IT WITHOUT YOU.

BUT I WANT TO CHALLENGE

YOU.

WHY NOT TAKE IT TO THE NEXT

LEVEL, $40 A MONTH.

A LOT OF US CAN DO THAT.

$40 A MONTH PUTS YOU AT OUR

"700 CLUB" GOLD LEVEL.

AND WE'RE GOING TO SAY THANK

YOU BY SENDING YOU THREE

D.V.D.s, "OUR FATHER, KEYS

TO THE LORD'S PRAYER."

MAYBE YOU CAN DO A LITTLE

MORE.

$84 A MONTH, THAT'S OUR

THOUSAND CLUB LEVEL.

AND WE'RE GOING TO SEND YOU

FIVE OF THESE BECAUSE WE

KNOW THESE ARE GOING TO

BLESS NOT ONLY YOU, BUT YOUR

FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

WE WANT YOU TO HAVE PLENTY

TO GIVE AWAY.

GIVE US A CALL,

1-800-759-0700.

JUST A REMINDER, WE'RE IN

THE MIDDLE OF A $50,000

CHALLENGE RIGHT NOW, WITH

JUST 14 MINUTES LEFT ON THE

CLOCK.

THIS IS IS THE TIME TO GO TO

YOUR PHONES.

OUR COUNSELLORS ARE STANDING

BY RIGHT NOW AND THEY WANT

TO TALK TO YOU.

DON'T HESITATE, GO TO YOUR

PHONES NOW.

Terry: THANKS, WENDY.

NATURAL DISASTERS ARE ALL

AROUND US.

WHEN THAT HAPPENS,

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS

THERE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

DO YOU KNOW OVER THE PAST

SEVEN MONTHS, 4200

VOLUNTEERS HAVE JOINED

"OPERATION BLESSING" TO HELP

SURVIVORS OF SUPER STORM

SANDY.

PEOPLE LIKE BURT AND JEAN

MATTS, AN ELDERLY COUPLE

WITH NO MONEY TO REBUILD THE

HOME THEY LOST.

Reporter: BURT AND JEAN

TRIED TO SALVAGE WHAT LITTLE

THEY COULD AFTER HURRICANE

SANDY RIPPED THROUGH THEIR

HOME IN BREEZIY POINT, NEW

YORK.

HAY WERE ALSO IN THE MIDDLE

OF ADDING A NEW ROOM TO

THEIR HOUSE WHEN THE STORM

HIT.

THE FLOORING WARPED, AND

AN AREA ROTTED OUT.

THERE WAS NOTHING THAT

WAS LEFT IN THERE.

EVERYTHING WAS THROWN OUT.

EVERYTHING.

Reporter: THE COUPLE,

BOTH IN THEIR 80s, SPENT

THEIR SAVINGS ON THE

ADDITION, AND COULDN'T

AFFORD THE COSTLY REPAIRS TO

THEIR HOME.

JODY

GETTIES, FROM

"OPERATION BLESSING,"

REMEMBERS MEETING THE

FAMILY.

WHEN WE MET THEM, WE KNEW

THIS WAS A COUPLE WE NEEDED

TO HELP.

IT WAS AN INSPIRATION TO US

BECAUSE THEY WERE AN

INSPIRATION TO THEIR ENTIRE

COMMUNITY.

Reporter: THE COUPLE

THOUGHT THEY WERE JUST

GUTTING THEIR HOUSE, BUT

WHEN THE COUPLE CAME HOME

THREE WEEKS LATER, THEY WERE

IN FOR A BIG SURPRISE.

JODY, IT'S JUST

GORGEOUS.

WHEN SHE OPENED THE DOORS

AND WE SAW THE REST OF THE

HOUSE, IT WAS ALMOST MORE

THAN YOUR HEART COULD TAKE.

I MEAN, YOU JUST DIDN'T KNOW

HOW TO DEAL WITH IT

EMOTIONALLY AND IN

GRATEFULNESS AND

APPRECIATION TO ALL OF THE

PEOPLE THAT DID THE WORK.

WHEN I WALKED IN THIS

AFTERNOON, I REALLY DIDN'T

BELIEVE THAT WAS MY HOUSE.

WHOA!

IT'S BEAUTIFUL.

YOU WONDER WHERE IT ALL CAME

FROM AND WHO WOULD DO SUCH A

THING?

UNBELIEVABLE.

REALLY UNBELIEVABLE.

Reporter: WITH YOUR

SUPPORT, "OPERATION

BLESSING" WILL CONTINUE

HELPING PEOPLE LIKE THE

METZES AROUND THE WORLD IN

TIMES OF DISASTER.

ABE THA ANYBODY WHO HAS

DONATED TO "OPERATION

BLESSING," OR WHO CAN

CONTINUE TO DONATE TO MAKE

PEOPLE'S LIVES FEEL MORE

BLESSED, HOW WONDERFUL, AND

HOW WONDERFUL THAT ALL THESE

VOLUNTEERS DO THE WORK

GRATIS, AND HAVE A SMILE ON

THEIR FACE AND LOVE IN THEIR

HEART.

Terry: YOU KNOW, IT IS

A WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY,

ISN'T IT, AS WE WATCH OUR

FELLOW AMERICANS THAT ARE

VICTIMS OF SOME OF THESE

NATURAL DISASTERS.

SOMETHING RISES UP IN YOU

THAT SAYS, I WISH I COULD DO

SOMETHING TO HELP.

WELL, YOU CAN, BECAUSE YOU

CAN BE A PART OF WHAT

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS

DOING.

EVERY TIME THERE IS A

NATURAL DISASTER, YOU WILL

SEE THEM THERE.

WE WANT TO INVITE YOU TO BE

A PART OF THAT.

WHEN YOU GIVE TO "THE 700

CLUB," A PORTION OF EVERY

GIFT YOU YOU GIVE GOES INTO

THE WORK OF "OPERATION

BLESSING."

SO IT IS LITERALLY LIKE

YOU'RE THERE WITH THEM,

HELPING FELLOW AMERICANS WHO

ARE IN A TIME OF NEED.

WE'RE KNOWN FOR THAT.

WE'RE KNOWN FOR STANDING

TOGETHER, FOR BEING FAMILY,

TO REACHING OUT, FOR HELPING

AND MAKING A DIFFERENCE.

JOIN WITH US RIGHT NOW,

WON'T YOU?

1-800-759-0700.

THAT'S OUR NUMBER.

IF YOU'LL JUST CALL AND SAY,

I WANT TO JOIN "THE 700

CLUB," YOU'LL BE JOINING

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WHO ARE

OUT TO TOUCH THE WORLD AND

MAKE A DIFFERENCE WITH THEIR

GIVING.

AND WHEN YOU CALL, WOULD YOU

SAY, I WANT TO DO IT USING

PLEDGE EXPRESS.

THAT'S ELECTRONIC MONTHLY

GIVING.

IT MEANS YOUR BANK DOES ALL

OF THE WORK.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO HAVE

STAMPS, ENVELOPES, YOU DON'T

HAVE TO REMEMBER TO MAIL

ANYTHING.

IT IS ALL DONE FOR YOU.

IT SAVES US SOME PROCESSING

COSTS, SO WE'RE ABLE TO PUT

EVEN MORE OF YOUR GIFT INTO

THE NEED OF PEOPLE, LIKE

BURT AND JEAN, AND THOUSANDS

OF OTHERS LIKE THEM.

OUR WAY TO SAY THANK YOU FOR

USING PLEDGE EXPRESS IS TO

SEND YOU "POWER FOR LIFE"

TEACHINGS.

WE THINK IT WILL TOUCH YOUR

LIFE AND BLESS YOU EVEN AS

YOU'RE TOUCHING AND BLESSING

OTHERS.

PLEASE CALL NOW,

1-800-759-0700.

GORDON?

Gordon: I'VE GOT SOME

GREAT NEWS.

SOME CBN PARTNERS SAY

$50,000 ON A CHALLENGE ISN'T

ENOUGH.

THEY WANT TO ADD ANOTHER

$100,000 TO IT, AND TAKE IT

TO THE END OF THE HOUR.

LORD, WE JUST ASK FOR

BLESSING OVER ALL OF THOSE

WHO ARE GIVING, AND THOSE

WHO HAVE MADE IT POSSIBLE TO

INCREASE, TO TRIPLE THIS

CHALLENGE.

WE JUST PRAY FOR OPEN HEAVEN

OVER THEM.

WINDOWS OPENED IN HEAVEN,

POURING OUT BLESSING THEY

CANNOT CONTAIN.

WE ASK IT ALL IN JESUS'

NAME.

AMEN.

YOU HEARD IT, $150,000 ON A

CHALLENGE.

WE NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU.

WE'RE ASKING YOU TO JOIN

WITH US.

TO JOIN IN EVERYTHING WE'RE

DOING AROUND THE WORLD.

AND JUST REALIZE A PORTION

OF EVERY GIFT GOES INTO THE

WORK OF "OPERATION

BLESSING."

ANOTHER PORTION GOES INTO

THE WORK OF CBN

INTERNATIONAL TO PREACH THE

GOSPEL AROUND THE WORLD.

YOU BECOME PART OF

EVERYTHING WE DO WHEN YOU

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

WELL, YOU'RE ALSO HELPING US

PROVIDE FOOD, SHELTER, AND

MEDICAL CARE FOR PEOPLE ALL

OVER THE WORLD.

PEOPLE LIKE A LITTLE GIRL

NAMED WEN YU IN CHINA.

TODAY SHE IS HEALTHY, HAPPY,

AND SHE LOVES TO PLAY WITH

HER FRIENDS.

NOT LONG AGO, HER PARENTS

WERE WORRIED SHE WOULDN'T

LIVE TO SEE HER SEVENTH

BIRTHDAY.

Terry: 6-YEAR-OLD WEN

YU JUST WANTED WHAT ALL THE

OTHER KIDS HAD, SOME

FRIENDS.

BUT SHE WAS SLOWER AND

SMALLER THAN EVERYONE ELSE,

AND THE HARDER SHE TRIED TO

MAKE FRIENDS, THE MORE SHE

GOT REJECTED.

I REMEMBER ONE DAY WHEN

MY SISTER WAS IN GYM CLASS,

SHE WAS RUNNING AND TRYING

TO KEEP UP WITH HER

CLASSMATES.

BUT SHE FELL DOWN.

AND EVERYBODY LAUGHED AT

HER.

SOMETIMES I EVEN SAW OTHER

KIDS PUSHING HER DOWN.

IT MADE ME SO SAD.

Terry: WEN YU WAS BORN

WITH A HOLE IN HER HEART AND

A WEAK IMMUNE SYSTEM.

HER PARENTS WERE POOR, AND

DID EVERYTHING THEY COULD TO

TREAT THEIR DAUGHTER'S

CONDITION.

I WORKED EARLY IN THE

MORNING AND AFTER DARK, ALL

TO HELP MY LITTLE GIRL.

I WANTED HER TO BE HEALTHY

AND HAVE A COMFORTABLE

LIFE.

MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE IN

THE WORLD.

Terry: BUT MR. FAWN

ONLY

MADE $150 PER MONTH.

THAT COVERED WEN YU'S

MEDICINE, WHICH WAS HELPFUL

AT FIRST.

BUT SOON THE MEDICINE

STARTED EATING AWAY AT THE

LITTLE GIRL'S SENSITIVE

STOMACH.

AND THEN TEMPERATURES

DROPPED BELOW 0°, AND WEN YU

GOT PNEUMONIA.

I WILL NEVER FORGET THE

WAY SHE LOOKED.

HER FACE WAS BURNING RED,

AND SHE COULDN'T BREATHE.

I WAS SO AFRAID THAT I WAS

GOING TO LOSE MY SISTER.

I WISHED THAT SOMEHOW I

COULD JUST TAKE HER PAIN ON

MYSELF.

Terry: THE WHOLE FAMILY

KNEW THAT WEN YU'S ONLY HOPE

WAS A HEART SURGERY THEY

COULDN'T AFFORD.

THEN THEY HEARD ABOUT CBN.

IT WAS LIKE I I WA I WAS

LIKE A THIRSTY MAN WHO JUST

FOUND A WELL.

I TOLD MYSELF I WOULD DO

ANYTHING FOR THEIR HELP.

BUT I DIDN'T HAVE TO DO

ANYTHING.

CBN CALLED ME AND TOLD ME

THEY HAD ALREADY ARRANGED

FOR SURGERY FOR WEN YU.

I THOUGHT I WAS DREAMING.

Terry: THE SURGERY WAS

A SUCCESS.

TODAY WEN UP NEXT..

YU'S HEART AND IMMUNE

SYSTEM ARE STRONG.

WHEN I SAW THE SMILE ON

MY DAUGHTER'S FACE FOR THE

FIRST TIME, MY HEART CAME

BACK TO LIFE.

I LOVE TO WATCH HER RUN AND

JUMP.

YOU SAVED WEN YU, AND YOU

SAVED MY FAMILY, TOO.

Gordon: IF YOU'RE A

MEMBER OF "THE 700 CLUB,"

THANK YOU.

YOU'RE RESPONSIBLE FOR

TRANSFORMING THAT LITTLE

GIRL'S LIFE, FOR

TRANSFORMING HER WHOLE

FAMILY.

IF YOU'RE NOT A MEMBER, JOIN

WITH US.

JOIN IN EVERYTHING WE'RE

DOING AROUND THE WORLD.

IT'S REAL SIMPLE.

PICK UP THE PHONE, GIVE US A

CALL.

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 JOIN

WITH TENS OF THOUSANDS OF

PEOPLE THAT SAY THEY WANT TO

MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE

WORLD TODAY.

SO IF THAT'S YOU, CALL US

RIGHT NOW.

OR YOU CAN LOG ON TO

CBN.COM.

WHEN YOU GIVE MONTHLY ON THE

INTERNET, YOU AUTOMATICALLY

SIGN UP FOR PLEDGE EXPRESS.

THAT'S ELECTRONIC MONTHLY

GIVING.

THE BANK DOES ALL OF THE

WORK.

WE SAVE SO MUCH ON THE

PROCESSING, WE CAN GIVE TO

YOU "POWER FOR LIFE,"

MONTHLY TEACHING C.D.s.

SO ASK FOR PLEDGE EXPRESS

WHEN YOU CALL OR GO TO

CBN.COM.

LET'S GO TO WENDY.

Wendy: WHEN JESUS'

DISCIPLES ASKED THEM HOW TO

PRAY, HE GAVE THEM AN ANSWER

THAT BECAME THE MOST FAMOUS

PRAYER IN HISTORY.

IN THIS NEW D.V.D., "OUR

FATHER," GORDON TAKES YOU

THROUGH THE LORD'S PRAYER

PHRASE BY PHRASE.

THIS IS WHAT ONE VIEWER HAD

TO SAY ABOUT THE D.V.D.

Wendy: I WENT SURFING

ONCE, AND I WAS DEFINITELY

THE LORD'S PRAYER,

ESPECIALLY THE PART "DELIVER

ME FROM ALL EVIL," EVIL

SHARKS THAT IS, NOT ALL

SHARKS ARE EVIL, BUT YOU

KNOW WHAT I MEAN.

WE WANT YOU TO HAVE

THIS, "OUR FATHER, KEYS TO

THE LORD'S PRAYER."

THIS IS THE WAY HE TOLD HIS

DISCIPLES, WHEN THEY ASKED

HIM, HOW SHOULD WE PRAY?

THIS IS HOW JESUS TOLD THEM

TO PRAYER.

THIS IS OUR GIFT TO YOU WHEN

YOU CALL RIGHT NOW,

1-800-759-0700.

OR YOU CAN LOG ON TO

CBN.COM.

WE ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF A

CHALLENGE.

LET'S PUT THAT NUMBER UP.

$150,000.

WITH 17 MINUTES AND 56

SECONDS LEFT ON THE CLOCK.

IF YOU GO TO YOUR PHONES

RIGHT NOW, EVERY DOLLAR THAT

YOU PLEDGE WILL BE MATCHED

DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR.

IF YOU'RE ALREADY A "700

CLUB" PARTNER, THANK YOU SO

MUCH.

WE ARE SO APPRECIATIVE OF

YOU STANDING WITH US TO HELP

SPREAD THE GOSPEL AROUND THE

WORLD.

NOW, IF YOU CAN GO A LITTLE

HIGHER, A LOT OF US CAN, $40

A MONTH, WE'RE GOING TO

BLESS YOU.

WE'RE GOING TO SEND YOU

THREE D.V.D.s.

ONE FOR YOU AND TWO TO GIVE

AWAY.

MAYBE YOU CAN DO MORE, $84 A

MONTH, THE THOUSAND CLUB

LEVEL, OR EVEN HIGHER, A LOT

OF US CAN DO MORE THAN THAT,

WE'RE GOING TO BLESS YOU

WITH FIVE D.V.D.s.

WE NEED YOU TO GO TO YOUR

PHONES RIGHT NOW.

GORDON?

Gordon: LAST FALL, CORY

STARTED COLLEGE WITH A

PART-TIME JOB AND A CAR THAT

WAS OLDER THAN HE WAS.

WHEN IT DIED, HE DIDN'T HAVE

A LOT OF MONEY TO SPEND ON A

NEW ONE.

BUT CORY FOUND A WAY TO GET

THE CAR HE WANTED AT HALF

THE PRICE.

Reporter: 18-YEAR-OLD

CORY CARTER HAS BEEN

LEARNING A LOT OF THINGS HIS

FIRST YEAR OF COLLEGE.

BUT WHAT HE HAS LEARNED

ABOUT MANAGING HIS MONEY

CAME FROM WATCHING "THE 700

CLUB."

I WOULD WATCH IT EVERY

MORNING.

GORDON WAS TALKING ABOUT

TITHING AND GOD GIVES IT

BACK TO YOU WHEN YOU TITHE.

AND THEN ONE DAY I JUST FELT

LIKE GOD WAS MOVING ME TO

JOIN.

Reporter: CORY WASN'T

SURE ABOUT MAKING THE

COMMITMENT TO TITHE,

ESPECIALLY SINCE HIS HOURS

WERE CUT AT THE GROCERY

STORE WHERE HE WORKS.

HE BECAME A "700 CLUB"

PARTNER ANYWAY.

I GAVE MY FIRST CHECK,

AND THEN I WALK IN AND I

LOOK AT MY SCHEDULE, AND I

WAS LIKE, HUH, THAT'S A

LITTLE STRANGE.

I'M

BACK UP TO 28 HOURS.

Reporter: CORY ALSO

NEEDED A NEW CAR BECAUSE HIS

OLD ONE WAS READY FOR THE

JUNK PILE.

IT LOOKED HIDEOUS, UGLY

AS SIN.

I WANTED A FORD RANGER THAT

WAS BLUE.

I WAS LOOKING ON CRAIGSLIST,

AND THEY WERE ALL LIKE

$8,000, $7,000.

Reporter: CORY ENLISTED

HIS UNCLE TO HELP HIM.

I GOT THAT PHONE CALL,

AND HE SAID, I HAVE A FORD,

BLUE STANDARD.

AND I WAS LIKE, I'LL TAKE

IT, HOW MUCH IS IT, SIX OR

$7,000?

AND HE SAID, I JUST TALKED

THEM DOWN TO TWO GRAND.

TITHING YOU GET REWARDS

FOR IT.

IT'S NOT JUST STRAIGHT

CASH.

HE DOES IT IN OTHER WAYS.

I THINK I ONLY GOT THAT

VEHICLE BECAUSE I TOOK THAT

RISK.

Reporter: CORY SAYS HE

ESPECIALLY LOVES GIVING TO

CBN.

IF YOU WANT YOUR MONEY TO

REALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE,

YOU GIVE TO CBN AND THEY

SHOW YOU WHERE IT GOES.

THEY HAVE "ORPHANS'

PROMISE,", THEY G THEY GO

INTO ANY COUNTRY THAT NEEDS

HELP.

THEY ROLL THE TRUCKS IN AND

HELP PEOPLE.

Reporter: CORY STILL

TITHES FAITHFULLY, AND HE IS

CONFIDENT THAT GOD WILL

CONTINUE TO TITHE.

WHEN I TALK TO PEOPLE

ABOUT IT, I ALWAYS TELL THEM

IT IS GOING TO BE GIVEN BACK

TO YOU.

YOU SHOULDN'T TITHE JUST TO

GET STUFF BACK, YOU SHOULD

JOYFULLY GIVE, BUT JUST

DON'T THINK YOU'RE THROWING

YOUR MONEY OUT THE WINDOW,

BECAUSE YOU WILL BE BLESSED

FOR IT.

HE KEEPS HIS PROMISES.

HE HAS DONE IT FOR ME, AND

HE CAN DO IT FOR ANYBODY.

Gordon: HERE HE IS,

JUST STARTING OUT LIFE, AND

HE ALREADY HAS THE

FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF

HOW TO SUCCEED.

AND YOU CAN DO THE SAME

THING.

BECAUSE GOD IS NO RESPECTER

OF PERSONS, AND HE'LL TAKE

YOU AT WHATEVER TIME YOU

WANT TO START.

SO IF YOU WANT TO START A

LIFE OF GENEROSITY, A LIFE

OF GIVING, A LIFE OF

CHARITY, YOU CAN DO IT RIGHT

NOW BY PICKING UP THE PHONE

AND CALLING US.

1-800-759-0700.

AND SAY, YES, I WANT TO JOIN

"700 CLUB."

IT IS JUST $20 A MONTH, 65

CENTS A DAY, AND YOU JOIN

WITH TENS OF THOUSANDS OF

PEOPLE, JUST LIKE CORY, WHO

SAY, YES, I WANT TO MAKE A

DIFFERENCE.

IF THAT'S YOU, CALL US RIGHT

NOW.

TERRY?

Terry: EVERY DAY CBN'S

"ORPHANS' PROMISE" PROVIDES

SAFE HOMES FOR THOUSANDS OF

CHILDREN AROUND THE WORLD.

LIKE THESE TWO BROTHERS FROM

VIETNAM.

AT THE AGES OF FOUR AND ONE,

THEY HAD TO BEG FOR FOOD ON

THE SIDE OF THE ROAD.

Reporter: LOM WAS FOUR

YEARS OLD, AND VAUGHN WAS

ONE, WHEN THEIR PARENTS

ABANDONED THEM NEAR THEIR

HOME IN VIETNAM.

WE WERE SO HUNGRY.

I TOOK MY BROTHER TO MY

AUNT'S HOUSE TO ASK FOR

FOOD, BUT SHE DOESN'T LET US

IN.

Reporter: THE BROTHERS

SAT NEXT TO THE STREET,

HOPING THAT SOMEONE WOULD

SEE THEM AND HELP THEM.

VAUGHN WAS CRYING SO HARD

BECAUSE HE WAS STARVING.

I COULDN'T DO ANYTHING TO

HELP HIM.

Reporter: ANOTHER AUNT

FOUND THEM AND TOOK THEM IN,

BUT OVER TIME, SHE WASN'T

ABLE TO PROVIDE FOR THEM

EITHER.

THERE WAS A TIME WHEN WE

DIDN'T HAVE FOOD TO EAT FOR

TWO DAYS.

MY STOMACH HURT A LOT.

Terry: EVENTUALLY THE

BROTHERS CAME TO LIVE HERE,

AT THIS CHRISTIAN HOME,

SUPPORTED BY CBN'S "ORPHANS' PROMISE."

THE FOOD HERE IS SO

GOOD!

AND WE GET TO EAT THREE

TIMES A DAY.

ON OUR FIRST DAY HERE, THEY

ALSO GAVE US CLOTHES AND NEW

TOWELS.

Terry: IN ADDITION TO

FOOD AND SHELTER, THE BOYS

ARE ALSO EXPERIENCING LOVE.

TODAY LOM AND VAUGHN ARE

HEALTHY AND ACTIVE BOYS.

THEY BOTH DO WELL IN SCHOOL

AND ENJOY PLAYING WITH THEIR

FRIENDS.

I WANT TO THANK THE

PEOPLE WHO CARED FOR US AND

HELPED US.

THANK YOU, CBN.

Terry: THEY'RE

PRECIOUS, AREN'T THEY?

THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF

CHILDREN LIKE LOM AND

VAUGHN, WHO DON'T HAVE

FAMILIES TO BELONG TO.

WHO ARE NOT SAFE.

WHO ARE NOT EATING EGGLY. REGULARLY, AND WHO HAVE NO

OPPORTUNITIES FOR

EDUCATION.

WHEN YOU JOIN "THE 700

CLUB," YOU HELP "ORPHANS'

PROMISE" MEET THE NEEDS OF

THOSE CHILDREN IN OVER 50

COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD.

BE A PART OF THAT.

YOU REALLY CAN MAKE A

DIFFERENCE.

YOU CAN DO IT BY CALLING

TODAY AND JOINING "THE 700

CLUB."

A GENERAL CLUB MEMBERSHIP IS

$20 A MONTH, 65 CENTS A

DAY.

WE ENCOURAGE YOU TODAY TO

CONSIDER RAISING YOUR "700

CLUB" LEVEL.

IF YOU'RE ALREADY A GOLD

MEMBER, GO UP TO THE

THOUSAND LEVEL, $884 A

MONTH.

WE HAVE FOUNDERS WHO JOIN US

AT $417 A MONTH.

AND WE HAVE SOMETHING CALLED

THE CHAIRMAN'S CIRCLE, AND

THESE ARE FOLKS WHO HAVE THE

CAPACITY TO GIVE $10,000 OR

MORE A YEAR.

ASK GOD WHAT HE WOULD HAVE

YOU TO DO.

GIVE WITH THE EXPECTANCY

THAT GOD WILL HOLD TRUE TO

GIVE BACK TO YOU AND TO

BLESS YOU WHEN YOU CARE

ABOUT THE NEEDS OF OTHERS.

GORDON?

Gordon: WHAT WOULD MAKE

A BUDDHIST MONK AND HIS

ENTIRE FAMILY CONVERT TO

CHRISTIANITY.

IT ALL STARTED WITH A LITTLE

GIRL WHO COULDN'T WALK AND A

MOTHER WHO PRAYED FOR

HEALING.

ISHMA COULDN'T WALK.

THERE WAS LITTLE HER FAMILY

COULD DO FOR HER.

WHEN MIISHMA WAS JUST A

BABY, I TOOK HER TO GET ÷

HELP.

SHE WAS DIAGNOSED

INCORRECTLY, AND LIFE SEEMED

SO HOPELESSLY.

Terry: DURING THAT

TIME, A GROUP OF DOCTORS

FROM A GROUP CALLED

"REACHING THE LIGHT"

TRAVELLED 12 HOURS TO REACH

THEIR PART OF TOWN.

THE PROGRAM CONSISTS OF

THERAPY AT THE CENTER,

TEACHING THEM EXERCISES, AND

FOLLOWUP VISITS AT THE

CENTER.

BUT THE MOST SPECIAL PART OF

THE PROGRAM IS THAT EVERY

SESSION FOCUSES ON JESUS

CHRIST.

SO EACH TIME MIISHMA AND HER

MOTHER CAME TO THE CENTER,

THE STAFF PRAYED FOR THEM.

IT WAS THE FIRST TIME THEY

EVER HEARD ABOUT JESUS.

I HAD NO IDEA ABOUT GOD,

BUT I CRIED OUT, ARE YOU

REAL?

ARE YOU REAL?

IF YOU ARE REAL, PLEASE HEAL

MY DAUGHTER.

Terry: AND THEN DID YOU

BEGIN TO SEE MIISHMA

IMPROVE?

OH, YES.

IT WAS REALLY AMAZING.

Terry: FOR THE NEXT

SEVERAL YEARS, SHE PRAYED TO

GOD EVERY DAY BEFORE

THERAPY, AND SHERNAE READ A

BIBLE THAT THE STAFF THAT

GIVEN HER.

WHEN THEY WERE IN THE CITY,

THEY ATTENDED A CHURCH NEAR

THE CENTER.

EVEN THOUGH HER FATHER WAS A

BUDDHIST MONK, SHERNAE

THROUGH THE BUDDHIST BOOKS

IN THE FIRE.

AFTER I RECEIVED THE

LORD, EVERYTHING BECAME

PEACEFUL AND I REALLY LOVED

TO SHARE THE GOSPEL.

Terry: AS SHARNAE

BECAME A CHRISTIAN, SHE

SHARED A BIBLE STUDY.

AND SINCE THEN, 30 PEOPLE

GAVE THEIR LIVES TO CHRIST.

SOMETIMES PEOPLE WILL

SAY, SHE IS THE DAUGHTER OF

A MONK, HOW CAN SHE SHARE

ABOUT JESUS TO OTHERS?

BUT THAT DOES NOT MATTER TO

ME.

I KNOW HE IS REAL, AND I

WILL JUST KEEP FOLLOWING

HIM.

Terry: BECAUSE OF THIS

OUTREACH, SHARNAE'S FATHER

BECAME A CHRISTIAN, AS WELL

AS HER HUSBAND, HER MOTHER,

AND FOUR OF HER FIVE

SISTERS.

AND BECAUSE OF YOUR HELP AND

GOD'S GRACE, MIISHMA, WHO

COULDN'T SIT UP ON HER OWN,

IS NOW WALKING.

THESE ARE THE FIRST STEPS TO

A BRIGHTER FUTURE AND A

WONDERFUL JOURNEY WITH JESUS

CHRIST.

Gordon: IF YOU'RE A

MEMBER OF "THE 700 CLUB,"

THANK YOU, BECAUSE YOU'RE

PART OF THAT.

YOU'RE PART OF EVERYTHING

WE'RE DOING AROUND THE

WORLD.

IF YOU'RE NOT A BE MEMBER,

JOIN WITH US.

JOIN EN EVERYTHING WE'RE

DOING.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CALL

US, 1-800-759-0700.

JUST SAY, YES, I WANT TO

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

IT IS ONLY $20 A MONTH, 65

CENTS A DAY.

AND YOU JOIN WITH PEOPLE

THAT SAY WE WANT TO MAKE A

DIFFERENCE.

WE WANT TO HELP PEOPLE

AROUND THE WORLD.

WHEN YOU CALL, ASK FOR

PLEDGE EXPRESS.

THAT'S ELECTRONIC MONTHLY

GIVING, AND THE BANK DOES

ALL OF THE WORK.

THERE ARE NO CHECKS TO

WRITE.

WE SAVE SO MUCH ON THE

PROCESSING, WE CAN SEND

"POWER FOR LIFE" TO YOU,

MONTHLY TEACHING C.D.s.

SO IF YOU WOULD LIKE THOSE,

ASK FOR PLEDGE EXPRESS WHEN

YOU CALL.

LET'S GO TO WENDY AT THE

PHONES.

Wendy: THANKS, GOORLD.

GORDON.

WE'VE ALL HEARD THE LORD'S

PRAYER, BUT DO YOU KNOW THE

MEANING BEHIND THE WORDS?

AND WHAT IS THE KEY TO

RELEASING THE POWER OF THE

PRAYER IN YOUR LIFE.

GORDON EXPLAINS THAT AND

MUCH MORE IN HIS LATEST

D.V.D., "OUR FATHER."

Wendy: YOU KNOW, IT IS

FASCINATING TO LEARN

SOMETHING NEW, ESPECIALLY

SOMETHING THAT CAN REALLY

CHANGE YOUR LIFE.

AFTER WATCHING GORDON'S

TEACHING, I KNOW I WILL

NEVER PRAY THE LORD'S PRAYER

THE SAME WAY AGAIN.

WE WANT YOU TO DISCOVER THE

POWER THAT CAN BE UNLOCKED

IN YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE

LORD'S PRAYER.

HOW DO YOU GET THIS?

YOU JUST GO TO YOUR PHONES

RIGHT NOW, 1-800-759-0700.

OR YOU CAN LOG ON TO

cbn.com, AND SAY, YES, I

WANT TO BE A PARTNER WITH

"THE 700 CLUB."

I WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

FOR THE KINGDOM, FOR

ETERNITY, FOREVER.

IT IS JUST 65 CENTS A DAY,

$20 A MONTH TO DO THAT.

NOW, IF YOU'RE ALREADY A

PARTNER AND YOU'VE BEEN

WATCHING ALL WEEK, THANK YOU

SO MUCH.

WE CAN'T DO IT WITHOUT YOU.

BUT I WOULD LIKE TO

CHALLENGE YOU TO TAKE IT UP

TO THE NEXT LEVEL, $40 A

MONTH.

THAT'S THE "700 CLUB" GOLD

LEVEL.

WE WANT TO BLESS YOU WITH

THREE OF THESE, ONE FOR YOU

AND TWO TO GIVE AWAY.

MAYBE YOU CAN DO MORE, $84 A

MONTH, THAT BREAKS DOWN TO

$21 WEEK -- THAT'S REALLY

NOT THAT MUCH IF YOU THINK

ABOUT ITMENT A LOT OF US CAN

DO THAT, OR EVEN MORE.

WE'RE GOING TO BLESS YOU

WITH FIVE D.V.D.s.

THESE REALLY WILL CHANGE

YOUR LIFE.

WE'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF A

CHALLENGE RIGHT NOW.

LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT THAT

NUMBER RIGHT NOW, $150,000,

WITH JUST FIVE MINUTES LEFT

ON THE CLOCK.

IF YOU GO TO YOUR PHONES

RIGHT NOW, EVERY DOLLAR YOU

PLEDGE WILL BE MATCHED

DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR.

THIS IS THE LAST DAY OF OUR

MAY TELETHON, SO PLEASE GO

TO YOUR PHONES RIGHT NOW.

Terry: 5-YEAR-OLD

MICHAEL LOVES TO PLAY

SOCCER, BUT JUST A YEAR AGO,

HIS PARENTS THOUGHT THEY

WOULD BE CRIPPLED FOR LIFE.

Reporter: MICHAEL'S

PARENTS AREN'T SURE HOW HE

CONTRACTED TUBERCULOSIS.

HIS PARENTS WORRIED WHEN HIS

LEG DIDN'T GET ANY BETTER.

THE SWELLING GOT EVEN

BIGGER.

IT EVEN AFFECTED THE WAY HE

WALKED.

Reporter: EVENTUALLY,

THE LEG BECAME SO PAINFUL

REFUSED TO WALK ON IT.

AND SINCE JONEL ONLY MAKES

$120 A MONTH AS A SECURITY

GUARD, THEY COULDN'T HELP

HIM.

MY FIRST THOUGHT WAS, HOW

CAN WE AFFORD THIS?

MY HEART BROKE WHEN THE

DOCTOR TOLD ME HE HAD T.B.

IN HIS LEG BONE.

Reporter: WHEN CBN

FOUND OUT ABOUT MICHAEL, WE

SET UP THE FREE SURGERY TO

REMOVE THE ABSCESS FROM HIS

THIGH.

THEN WE PROVIDED THE FAMILY

WITH SIX MONTHS OF POWERFUL

ANTIBIOTICS TO KILL THE T.B.

INFECTION.

THE DOCTOR HAD GIVEN HIM A

CLEAN BILL OF HEALTH.

THE YOUNSTER IS NOW ENROLLED

IN KINDERGARTEN.

TO CELEBRATE THE GOOD NEWS,

WE GAVE MICHAEL ONE OTHER

SMALL GIFT, A SOCCER BALL.

HE USED TO LIMP WHEN HE

WALKED, AND NOW HE CAN WALK

PERFECTLY.

OUR PRAYERS ARE ANSWERED,

AND MY SON IS HEALED.

THANK YOU.

I'M HAPPY TO GET THE

BALL.

NOW I CAN PLAY WITH MY

FRIENDS.

THANK YOU, CBN.

Terry: THE BALL WAS THE

GIFT THAT MADE HIS EYES

LIGHT UP.

I'VE SEEN THAT HAPPEN IN THE

EYES OF SO MANY BOYS AND

GIRLS AROUND THE WORLD, WHEN

WE PRESENT THEM WITH SOCCER

BALLS.

BUT IT WAS THE SURGERY THAT

CHANGED HIS LIFE.

HIS PARENTS COULD NEVER HAVE

AFFORDED THAT.

YOU CAME IN THE MIDDLE OF A

HOPELESS SITUATION AND YOU

PROVIDED AN ANSWER.

THIS LITTLE BOY IS GOING TO

GROW UP HEALTHY AND STRONG,

AND HE IS GOING TO GROW UP

TO BECOME ALL THAT HE WAS

CREATED TO BE.

WE SAY THANK YOU, THANK YOU

FOR CARING ABOUT THE FOLKS

WHO DON'T HAVE THE SAME

ABILITY THAT YOU AND I HAVE

TO SOLVE THEIR NEEDS, THEIR

EVERY DAY, DAY TO DAY

NEEDS.

SO PARTNER WITH US, WON'T

YOU?

DO WHAT WENDY SAID.

IF YOU'RE ALREADY ONE CLUB

LEVEL, GO UP TO THE NEXT

CLUB LEVEL.

IT IS MORE FAMILIES AND MORE

INDIVIDUALS WE CAN HELP WHEN

YOU SAY YES.

1-800-759-0700.

Gordon: IN EASTERN

INDIA, A YOUNG GIRL DREAMED

OF GOING TO SCHOOL, BUT WITH

A FAILING FARM, HER FAMILY

COULDN'T AFFORD TO PAY HER

TUITION.

UNTIL THEY GOT SOME EXTRA

HELP FROM CBN INDIA.

Terry: BLESSING NEVER

KNEW HER PARENTS.

HER FATHER LEFT HER MOTHER

WHEN SHE WAS SIX MONTHS.

SIX MONTHS AFTER SHE WAS

BORN, HER MOTHER ALSO

ABANDONED HER.

HER GRANDPARENTS STRUGGLED

TO PROVIDE FOR HER, BUT THEY

STRUGGLED WITH OLD EQUIPMENT

ON THEIR FARM.

IT WAS VERY HARD TO TAKE

CARE OF BLESSING ON OUR

INCOME.

I LOVED TO STUDY, BUT I

COULDN'T GO TO SCHOOL

BECAUSE MY GRANDPARENTS

COULDN'T PAY FOR IT.

Terry: BLESSING AND HER

GRANDPARENTS ASKED THEIR

HINDU GODS FOR HELP, BUT

NOTHING CHANGED.

THEN A PASTOR VISITED THEIR

HOME, AND TOLD HER

GRANDPARENTS ABOUT CBN'S

FREE AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM.

HER GRANDPARENTS KNEW IT WAS

CHRISTIAN, BUT MORE THAN

ANYTHING, THEY WANTED

BLESSING TO GET A GOOD

EDUCATION.

THEY GAVE ME ALL THE

SCHOOL SUPPLIES, AND THEY

ALSO PAID FOR MY TUITION

FEES SO I COULD GO BACK TO

SCHOOL.

AND EVERY MORNING, THEY GAVE

ME BREAKFAST.

I'M SO HAPPY THAT I CAN

STUDY AGAIN.

Terry: BLESSING WAS

HELPED WITH HER HOMEWORK.

SHE ALSO ENJOYED SINGING,

DANCING, AND MOST

IMPORTANTLY, LEARNING ABOUT

A FATHER WHO WOULD NEVER

LEAVE HER.

I LEARNED THAT GOD IS OUR

FATHER IN HEAVEN, AND WHEN

MY FAMILY AND I WENT TO

CHURCH, WE ALL ACCEPTED

JESUS CHRIST AS OUR LORD AND

SAVIOR.

Terry: WE ALSO GAVE

BLESSING'S FAMILY EVERYTHING

THEY NEEDED TO EARN MORE

MONEY.

WHEN CBN SAW HOW HARD WE

WORKED, THEY GAVE US NEW

FARMING TOOLS AND

EQUIPMENT.

AND THEY GAVE US GOATS.

CBN HAS SHOWED US SO MUCH

LOVE.

CBN HAS NOT ONLY GIVEN ME

SCHOOL BOOKS, A BAG,

UNIFORM, AND TUSION FEES --

TUITION FEES, THEY GAVE MY

GRANDPARENTS WHAT THEY

NEEDED MOST TO TAKE CARE OF

OUR FAMILY.

WE NOW KNOW THE ONE TRUE

GOD, AND WE ENJOY GOING TO

CHURCH.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

Gordon: IT HAS BEEN A

WONDERFUL DAY.

WE HAD $150,000 ON THE

CHALLENGE, AND AGAINST THAT

YOU GAVE $176,000.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM 1 CORINTHIANS:

"THANKS BE TO GOD TO GIVES

US THE VICTORY THROUGH OUR

LORD JESUS CHRIST."

GOD BLESS YOU.

WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN.

3

WE ACTUALLY SAID THE LORD'S

PRAYER WHEN WE GOT IN THE WATER

THE OTHER DAY.

AND THAT'S SOMETHING I DO.

I WATCHED OUR FATHER RECENTLY

AND I LOVED IT.

GORDON'S TEACH ERG OF THE

LORD'S PRAYER STOOD OUT.

HE'S ACTUALLY SHOWING EVERYBODY

OR HE'S TEACHING THE STEPS TO

COMMUNICATE WITH GOD.

GOD WANTS US TO BE HAPPY. HE

WANTS US TO ENJOY LIFE.

HE'S OUR FATHER, AND HE LOVES

US.

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