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700 Club Interactive: Salute Our Heroes - May 27, 2013

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Gordon: ON "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE," WE USE

TECHNOLOGY TO PRAY FOR EACH

OTHER AND EXPLORE TOPICS

THAT MATTER TO YOU.

WATCH WHAT GOD IS DOING IN

THE WORLD TODAY.

WELCOME TO "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

WELL, LOSING ONE SON IS A

NIGHTMARE NO PARENT WANTS TO

LIVE THROUGH, AND LOSING

TWO, WELL, THAT IS

UNIMAGINABLE.

Terry: TODAY WE WANT TO

INTRODUCE YOU TO MARY WISE.

SHE HAS PROUDLY SUPPORTED

HER SONS' SERVICE TO

AMERICA, AND YOU'LL SEE HER

YOUNGEST SON IS A MODERN DAY

SAVING PRIVATE RYAN.

I HAVE FOUR CHILDREN,

JEREMY IS THE OLDEST AND

BEN, AND THEN HEATHER AND

BO.

JEREMY HAD A VERY OUTGOING

PERSONALITY.

HE WAS JUST FULL OF LIFE.

BEN WAS DIFFERENT.

HE WAS QUIET, MORE INWARD,

GENTLE, VERY DEEP.

THE OLDER THEY GOT, THE MORE

THEY APPRECIATED EACH

OTHER.

AND THERE WASN'T ANYTHING

THEY WON'T HAVE DONE FOR THE

OTHER.

WHEN JEREMY MADE A

PROFESSION OF FAITH, HE WAS

FIVE YEARS OLD.

AND HE STOOD UP IN HIS

KINDERGARTEN CLASS AND SAID,

MY HEART USED TO BE BLACK,

BUT NOW MY HEART IS WHITE

BECAUSE I HAVE ASKED JESUS

TO COME INTO MY HEART AND HE

HAS FORGIVEN MY SINS.

BEN, WHO IS THREE AND A HALF

YEARS YOUNGER THAN JEREMY,

MADE A PROFESSION OF FAITH

WHEN HE WAS FIVE YEARS OLD,

AND HE DECIDED THAT HE

WANTED TO BE BORN AGAIN AND

ASKED JESUS INTO HIS HEART.

SO THEY BOTH WERE FIVE.

IN THEIR YEARS AT WAR, THE

BOYS BECAME MORE FOCUSED ON

THE LORD, KNOWING THEY WOULD

STAND BEFORE HIM ONE DAY.

THEY WERE LEADING THEIR

FAMILIES, THEIR WIVES, AND

THEIR CHILDREN.

THEY HAD THEM IN CHURCH.

THEY WANTED TO BE GOOD.

THEY WANTED TO DO WHAT WAS

RIGHT.

JEREMY WAS IN MEDICAL

SCHOOL, AND HE JUST HAD THIS

DESIRE, BURNING DESIRE, TO

BE A SEAL AND MADE IT.

AND BEN, HE HAD BEEN IN

COLLEGE.

TAKING COURSES, BUT HE

DECIDED THAT THIS IS WHAT HE

WANTED TO DO.

HE WENT IN ON ELECTION DAY

OF 2000.

HE BECAME A GREEN BERET AND

HE STUDIED AS A MEDIC.

AND HE ENTERED INTO ARMY 18

DELTA.

THEY KNEW THE DANGER THAT

THEY WERE IN.

WHEN THEY MADE THE DECISIONS

IN THEIR LIVES THAT THEY

MADE.

IN '05, WHEN BEN WAS COMING

BACK AND I FOUND OUT THAT

JEREMY WAS GOING TO IRAQ, I

JUST FREAKED OUT.

ONE NIGHT I SLID OUT OF THE

BED AND JUST PRAYED AND

CRIED OUT TO GOD.

I WAS SO WROUGHT OVER IT I

COULD HARDLY ARTICULATE.

I FELT LIKE I WAS MAKING

GUTTERAL SOUNDS.

AND I GOT BACK UP ON THE

BED, AND MY EYES JUST FELL

ON A SCRIPTURE THAT SAID, I

WILL BRING YOUR SONS HOME TO

YOU FROM WAR, AND YOU SHALL

WEAR THEM AS A BADGE.

I JUST HAD TO TRUST GOD.

THAT'S ALL I CAN SAY.

WHEN I HEARD THE NEWS ABOUT

JEREMY, IT DID NOT SHAKE MY

FAITH.

WE CAN'T BLAME THE WRONG

THINGS ON GOD.

THE BOYS TRUSTED THEIR

HEARTS AND THEIR SOULS AND

THEIR LIVES TO THE LORD.

THEY TRUSTED HIM.

THEY LOVED HIM.

HE HAD 10 DAYS BEFORE HE WAS

TO COME HOME.

AND I WAS SHOCKED.

THEY DIED WITH COURAGE, BOTH

OF THEM, IN THE LAST SECONDS

OF THEIR LIVES WERE SAVING

OTHER LIVES.

THEY GAVE THEIR LIVES SO

THAT OTHERS COULD LIVE.

LIKE CHRIST GAVE HIS LIFE

FOR US.

THEY ARE A BADGE.

THEIR COURAGE AND THEIR

HONOR WERE NOT BITTER.

MY RELATIONSHIP WITH THE

LORD HAS DEEPENED.

I CRIED OUT MANY TIMES ALONE

IN MY HOUSE, AND HE CAME.

I HAVE FELT HIS GREAT

COMFORT AND HIS PEACE.

AND, YES, HE IS THERE IN

PAIN.

HE IS THERE IN SUFFERING.

HE IS THERE IN LONELINESS.

HE IS THERE, AND HE HAS BEEN

THERE FOR ME.

MY HEART IS SAD -- IT IS

VERY SAD -- BUT WE WILL COME

THROUGH THIS.

MY HOPE IS IN THE LORD.

MY HOPE AND MY KNOWING IS

THAT I WILL SEE THEM AGAIN.

AND I WILL BE WITH THEM

AGAIN.

I WOULD SAY TO THE PARENTS

OF THOSE THAT HAVE DIED

SERVING THEIR COUNTRY THAT

GOD'S HEART IS TOUCHED BY

OUR BROKENNESS AND BY OUR

LOSS AND BY OUR SUFFERING.

HE IS THERE FOR US.

AND HE IS GREATER THAN OUR

PAIN.

HE IS GREATER THAN OUR

LOSS.

AND WHEN HE RETURNS AND

COMES AGAIN FOR HIS OWN, HE

WILL WIPE AWAY EVERY TEAR.

Gordon: PRECIOUS IN THE

SIGHT OF THE LORD IS THE

DEATH OF HIS SAINTS.

WE NEED TO HOLD ON TO THAT

IN THESE TIMES, TO KNOW THAT

GOD FEELS THAT.

WE NEED TO KEEP IN MIND GOD

KNOWS WHAT IT'S LIKE TO LOSE

A SON, TO WATCH A SON DIE,

TO BE BRUTALLY KILLED.

HE KNOWS WHAT THAT IS LIKE.

AND HE WEEPS WITH US.

HE UNDERSTANDS THE PAIN OF

IT.

DOES HE WANT IT TO HAPPEN?

NO.

NO.

YOU KNOW, GOD'S WILL ON THIS

EARTH IS NOT BEING DONE.

THAT'S WHY JESUS ASKS FOR US

TO PRAY THAT, "YOUR WILL

WILL BE DONE ON EARTH AS IT

IS IN HEAVEN."

WE'VE GONE SO FAR ASTRAY.

GOD NEVER INTENDED THERE TO

BE WAR OR FAMINE.

THESE THINGS WEREN'T IN HIS

IDEA.

WHAT WAS HIS IDEA?

THAT YOU AND I WOULD LIVE IN

A GARDEN, AND WE WOULD ENJOY

HIS FELLOWSHIP IN THE COOL

OF THE EVENING HE WOULD COME

DOWN AND SPEAK TO US.

THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT GOD

HASN'T GIVEN UP ON HIS

DREAM.

WE MESSED IT UP, WE WENT OUR

OWN WAY.

WE BECAME SELFISH, WE BECAME

SELF-CENTERED, AND WE BECAME

SINFUL.

AND THE VARIOUS THINGS WE

SEE TODAY, THE VARIOUS

CONFLICTS, ALL DERIVE FROM

THAT.

BUT GOD HASN'T GIVEN UP.

HE HAS THIS DREAM WHERE

HE'LL COME AND WIPE AWAY

EVERY TEAR.

AND WE'LL ALL BE REUNITED

WITH HIM AGAIN.

AND THE SAME DREAM HE HAD

FROM THE BEGINNING, HE WANTS

TO ESTABLISH AGAIN.

IF YOU HAVE LOVED ONES

SERVING IN THE ARMED FORCES,

I ENCOURAGE TO YOU PRAY FOR

THEM, AND PRAY FOR GOD'S

PROTECTION.

PARTICULARILY MARY WISE,

WITH HER REMAINING SON, BO,

WHO IS STILL IN ACTIVE

DUTY.

LET US AGREE TO PRAY THAT

EVEN THOUGH THEY WALK

THROUGH THE VALLEY OF THE

SHADOW OF DEATH, THEY WILL

FEAR NO EVIL FOR THEY KNOW

THAT GOD IS WITH THEM.

AND REGARDLESS OF THE

OUTCOME, THEY KNOW THEY'RE

GOING TO SPEND ETERNITY WITH

HIM.

AND IF YOU WOULD LIKE

SOMEONE TO AGREE WITH YOU IN

PRAYER, WE'VE HAD VARIOUS

CALLS FOR PRAYERS OF THE

MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES

AS THEY SERVE IN IRAQ AND

AFGHANISTAN, AND AROUND THE

WORLD, AND IF YOU JUST WANT

TO HAVE SOMEBODY AGREE WITH

YOU IN PRAYER, THE NUMBER IS

TOLL-FREE.

1-888-777-1999.

IT WILL BE OUR HONOR TO PRAY

WITH YOU.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, STILL

AHEAD, A WOUNDED WARRIOR

FACES CONFLICT ON THE

HOMEFRONT.

AS I WENT THROUGH THIS

RECOVERY PROCESS, THAT WAS

THE MOST DIFFICULT THING, IS

I WOULD GO OUT IN PUBLIC,

AND PEOPLE WOULD JUST STARE

ALL OF THE TIME.

I USED TO JOKE WITH MY WIFE,

HERE I GO AGAIN, OUT INTO

THE LAND OF STARES AND

GAWKS.

Terry: WATCH HOW THIS

VET IS TURNING THOSE GAWKS

INTO GRATITUDE.

Gordon: AN ALL TOO

FREQUENT STORY, WOUNDED MEN

AND WOMEN RETURNING HOME

FROM WAR.

ONE NAVY SEAL WHO NEARLY

DIED ON THE BATTLEFIELD

PRAYED FOR GOD TO SPARE HIS

LIFE, AND NOW HE FOUND A

UNIQUE WAY TO HELP OUR

WOUNDED WARRIORS.

WE WERE RIGHT AT THE VERY

END OF DEPLOYMENT.

WE WERE WORKING IN THE

al-AMBAR PROVINCE OF IRAQ.

Reporter: LIEUTENANT

JASON REDMOND WAS A UNIQUE

WARRIOR, A MEMBER OF THE

U.S. NAVY SEALS.

HIS LIFE CHANGED FOREVER IN

2007 WHEN HIS TEAM CAME

UNDER POWER FROM A

HIGH-POWERED MACHINE GUN.

JAY TOOK TWO ROUNDS IN THE

ARM.

I GOT DOWN AS LOW AS I

COULD IN THE DIRT, IN THIS

FIELD, AND WAS TRYING TO GET

MY TOURNIQUET ON.

I WAS TURNED, TRYING TO

ADDRESS THAT ARM WOUND, WHEN

I TOOK A ROUND FROM THE

RIGHT SIDE THAT CAUGHT ME IN

THE FACE AND TRAVELLED

THROUGH MY FACE AND TOOK OFF

MY NOSE, TOOK OFF A LARGE,

YOU KNOW -- MOST OF MY CHEEK

BONE, AND SHATTERED ALL OF

THE BONES AROUND MY EYE AND

SHATTERED MY EYE.

Reporter: JAY NEVER GOT

HIS TOURNIQUET ON.

HE WAS BLEEDING OUT.

AS HE LAY THERE DYING IN THE

MIDDLE OF THAT FIELD, HIS

THOUGHTS TURNED TO HIS

FAMILY.

I REMEMBER LAYING

THINKING, THIS IS IT.

I COULD JUST FEEL THE LIFE

LEAVING ME.

I FELT LIK FELT LIKE

SOMEBODY HAD SET A 10,000

POUND CONCRETE BLOCK ON ME.

I COULDN'T MOVE A MUSCLE.

I STARTED TO THINK MORE IN

THE FINAL MOMENTS AS THINGS

STARTED TO CLOUD DOWN.

I THOUGHT ABOUT MY FAMILY IS

REALLY WHAT I THOUGHT

ABOUT.

I THOUGHT ABOUT HOW I WANTED

TO WATCH MY KIDS GROW UP,

AND I WANTED TO COME HOME TO

BE WITH MY WIFE.

I CALLED OUT TO GOD, GIVE ME

STRENGTH TO GO HOME.

IN THAT MOMENT, I FELT LIKE

I HAD STRENGTH.

I SUDDENLY FELT LIKE I HAD

ENERGY.

Reporter: HE MANAGED TO

GET UP AND WALK TO THE

MEDEVAC NEARLY 70 YARDS

AWAY.

JAY MADE IT OFF THE

BATTLEFIELD THAT DAY ALIVE,

BUT YEARS OF GRUELING

RECOVERY LAY AHEAD.

WHEN I WAS IN THE

HOSPITAL AND IT HAPPENED, I

WAS, LIKE, A COUPLE OF

MONTHS TO PUT ME BACK

TOGETHER AND I'LL BE BACK.

I REMEMBER THE LOOK ON THAT

DOCTOR'S FACE WHO SHOOK HER

HEAD, AND SHE WAS, LIKE,

WE'RE TALKING YEARS.

THAT WAS THE FIRST TIME IT

REALLY SUNK IN, WOW, THIS IS

SERIOUS.

Reporter: JAY HAS

UNDERGONE 37 SURGERIES OVER

THE LAST FOUR YEARS.

HE SPENT MORE THAN SEVEN

MONTHS WITH A TRACHEOTOMY,

11 WEEKS HIS JAW WIRED SHUT

AND HE HAS HAD COUNTLESS

OTHER PROCEDURES.

I SUFFERED FROM MANY,

MANY INFECTIONS IN MY FACE,

AND THIS IS ACTUALLY THE

THIRD NOSE THAT THEY BUILT

ME.

THE FIRST TWO FAILED, AND

THEY HAD TO CUT ALL OF THAT

TISSUE OUT.

Reporter: BATTLEFIELD

INJURIES ARE VERY UNIQUE,

AND LIKE THOUSANDS OF OTHERS

RECOVERING IN HOSPITALS

AROUND THE COUNTRY, JAY

STRUGGLED TO FIND CLOTHING

THAT WOULD FIT OVER ALL OF

HIS MEDICAL DEVICES.

THAT'S WHEN THE LIGHTBULB

WENT ON AND HE FOUNDED

WOUNDED WEAR.

THIS IS THE SCAR THAT

STARTED WOUNDED WEAR.

Reporter: IT PROVIDES

CLOTHING MODIFICATIONS FOR

INJURED SERVICEMEN AND

WOMEN.

AND THEY GIVE AWAY THESE

T-SHIRTS FOR WOUNDED

VETERANS, SO OTHERS WILL

RECOGNIZE THEIR SACRIFICE.

AS I WENT THROUGH THIS

RECOVERY PROCESS, THAT WAS

THE MOST DIFFICULT THING.

I WOULD GO OUT IN PUBLIC,

AND PEOPLE WOULD JUST STARE

ALL OF THE TIME.

I USED TO JOKE WITH MY WIFE,

HERE I GO AGAIN, OUT INTO

THE LAND OF STARES AND

GAWKS.

Reporter: WOUNDED WEAR

HOPES TO TURN THOSE STAIRS

STARES AND GAWKS INTO

GRATITUDE.

HE SAYS IT HELPS IN THE

HEALING PROCESS.

IT BECOMES A BADGE OF

HONOR FOR THEM.

I REALLY THINK WHAT IT DOES

IS PLANT THAT SEED FOR THEM

TO WANT TO GET BACK OUT INTO

SOCIETY AND TO BE PROUD OF

THE WOUNDS THAT THEY'VE

SUSTAINED, PROUD OF THE

SACRIFICE THEY'VE MADE.

Reporter: THE GROUP

DELIVERS KITS TO SERVICE

MEMBERS RECOVERING IN

HOSPITALS.

THEY INCLUDE WOUNDED WEAR

CLOTHING AND READING

MATERIALS.

JAY DRAWS FROM HIS OWN

EXPERIENCE IN THE HOSPITAL

TO ANTICIPATE THEIR NEEDS.

I GOT TIRED OF WEARING

THAT GOWN WITH MY REAR-END

HANGING OUT ALL OF THE

TIME.

I USED TO SAY, CAN'T I GET A

PAIR OF PAJAMAS, PAJAMA

PANTS.

I THREW IN A PAIR OF SOFT

PAJAMA PANTS FOR THE GUYS.

Reporter: JAY WORKS

TIRELESSLY TO HELP HEAL THE

WOUNDS WAR.

BUT HE BELIEVES IT IS

ULTIMATELY UP TO THE

AMERICAN PEOPLE TO SHOW

THESE MEN AND WOMEN THEIR

SACRIFICES ARE WORTH IT.

WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR

YOUR COUNTRY LATELY?

YOU DON'T HAVE TO SERVE ON

THE BATTLEFIELD TO SERVE.

THERE ARE LOTS OF WAYS TO

GIVE BACK.

YOU NEED TO FIND THEM AND

FIGURE OUT HOW YOU'RE GOING

TO DO IT.

EVEN IF IT IS SOMETHING AS

SIMPLE TO JUST RAISING YOUR

CHILDREN TO UNDERSTAND THAT

THIS COUNTRY DIDN'T HAPPEN

OVERNIGHT.

THERE WAS TREMENDOUS HARD

WORK AND SACRIFICE THAT MADE

IT WHAT IT IS.

AND THEY NEED TO BE THANKFUL

EVERY DAY FOR THIS GIFT WE

HAVE.

Reporter: TYLER JAMES,

CBN NEWS.

Gordon: WE DO NEED TO

BE THANKFUL FOR THIS GIFT WE

HAVE.

THERE ARE PROBABLY VETERANS

RIGHT IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD,

AND IF YOU JUST SPEND THE

TIME TO TRY TO FIND OUT IF

THERE IS ANYTHING YOU CAN DO

FOR THEM, THAT WOULD BE A

VERY GOOD THING TO DO.

WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR YOUR

COUNTRY TODAY?

REACH OUT TO A WOUNDED VET.

GO TO ONE OF THE V.A.

HOSPITALS, AND SEE WHAT YOU

CAN DO TO HELP PEOPLE.

I'LL TELL YOU, THE SPIRIT OF

THAT YOUNG MAN IS ABSOLUTELY

INCREDIBLE.

Terry: YEAH.

Gordon: WHERE WOULD YOU

FIND THE WILL TO SAY, OKAY,

I'M ON MY THIRD NOSE, BUT

I'M STICKING WITH IT, AND

I'M NOT GOING TO STAY HOME.

I'M GOING TO KEEP GOING

OUT.

I'M GOING TO BE PRODUCTIVE.

Terry: COURAGE AND

TENACITY, IT IS BEYOND

COMPREHENSION, REALLY.

I FEEL THAT WAY ABOUT MARY

WISE, TOO.

WHERE WOULD YOU FIND THE

STRENGTH TO CONTINUE TO

DECLARE YOUR FAITH SO

STRONGLY.

THESE ARE HEROS.

REALLY HEROS.

COMING UP, A U.S. ARMY

VETERAN WHO LOST

EVERYTHING.

FIND OUT HOW YOU HELPED HER

MAKE ENDS MEET AFTER THIS.

Terry: WHEN U.S. FORCES

HIT THE GROUND IN IRAQ,

LAURA BAUER WAS ON THE FRONT

LINES.

BUT AFTER THE WAR, A VERY

DIFFERENT BATTLE WAS WAITING

FOR HER AT HOME.

Reporter: LAURA

BAUERFIELBAUER FOLLOWED IN

THE FOOT TEPS O FOOTSTEPS

OF HER FATHER AND

GRANDFATHER.

SHE WAS A TACTICAL

MAINTENANCE EXPERT DURING

DESERT STORM.

IT WAS SUCH A NEAT THING

TO BE A PART OF DEFENDING

OUR COUNTRY AND WHAT WE

BELIEVE IN.

Reporter: AFTER A

10-YEAR MILITARY CAREER,

LAURA RETURNED HOME.

UNFORTUNATELY, SHE HAD

DEVELOPED SEVERE BACK AND

JOINT PROBLEMS.

SHE HAD TO GO ON DISABILITY

AND COULDN'T WORK

FULL-TIME.

BUT LAURA WASN'T ABOUT TO

LET THAT STOP HER,

ESPECIALLY WITH TWO KIDS TO

RAISE.

WITH A LOVE FOR HORSES AND

RANCH WORK, LAURA TOOK A

PART-TIME JOB AS A

THERAPEUTIC RIDING

INSTRUCTOR.

SHE WORKS WITH AT-RISK YOUTH

AND DISABLED CHILDREN.

IT HAS REALLY HELPED ME

TO CONNECT WITH OTHER PEOPLE

IN NEED.

I CAN SEE IN DEPTH WHERE A

LOT OF PEOPLE ARE COMING

FROM IN THIS JOB.

I'M ABLE TO INTERACT AND BE

A PART OF THAT.

Reporter: BY NOW, LAURA

WAS SEPARATED FROM HER

HUSBAND, SO DESPITE HER BEST

EFFORTS, LAURA'S PAYCHECK

AND DISABILITY PAYMENTS

WEREN'T MEETING HER FAMILY'S

NEEDS.

EACH DAY WAS A STRUGGLE

TO GET THE FOOD ON THE TABLE

AND GET THE GAS TO GO TO

SCHOOL, GET THE KIDS TO

SCHOOL AND GO TO WORK.

EVERYTHING WAS -- ALL OF THE

BILLS WERE ALWAYS BEHIND.

AND WE'RE SCRAPING FOR FOOD

AND SCRAPING FOR

EVERYTHING.

Reporter: LAURA TURNED

TO HILL COUNTRY DAILY BREAD,

A MINISTRY PARTNER OF

"OPERATION BLESSING."

PAT McDANIEL WORKS THERE.

SHE CAME IN, ASHAMED,

EMBARRASSED, AND WITH A LOT

OF THINGS GOING ON SHE

DIDN'T EVEN SHARE WITH THE

INITIAL VISIT.

BUT WHEN I THANKED HER FOR

BEING A VETERAN AND SERVING

OUR COUNTRY, SHE PUT THAT

PRIDE BACK ON.

I WAS TREATED WITH

DIGNITY, AS IF THIS IS

SOMETHING THAT CAN HAPPEN TO

ANYBODY, AND IT WASN'T A

PITY THAT MADE ME FEEL LOWER

THAN I ALREADY FELT.

IT WAS A LET'S GIVE YOU A

HAND UP.

IT WASN'T A HANDOUT, IT WAS

A HAND UP.

LET'S HELP YOU REACH WHAT

YOU NEED TO DO.

WHEN THOSE DOORS OPEN TO

THE TRUCK THAT COMES TO HILL

DAILY BREAD, THROUGH

"OPERATION BLESSING," THAT

IS HOPE THAT COMES OUT.

EVERY ITEM THAT COMES

THROUGH "OPERATION BLESSING"

IS HOPE IN SOMEBODY'S LIFE.

HAVING SOMEBODY WHO CAN

HELP YOU STEP UP AND OUT OF

A BAD SITUATION, AND HAVE

THAT SPIRITUAL FEEDING OF

THE SOUL, IT'S INCREDIBLE,

BEYOND INCREDIBLE.

Terry: WE ALL HAVE

TIMES OF NEED IN OUR LIVES.

BEING THERE FOR EACH OTHER

IS WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT.

AND THAT'S WHAT CBN IS DOING

AROUND THE WORLD, REALLY.

BUT IN LOTS OF LIVES OF

AMERICANS WHO ARE GOING

THROUGH DIFFICULT TIMES

RIGHT NOW.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO FAR TO

READ A NEWSPAPER OR HEAR A

NEWS REPORT OF WHAT IS

HAPPENING IN THE LIVES OF

MANY, MANY PEOPLE.

AND WHAT THEY REALLY NEED IS

A HAND UP.

THEY NEED HOPE.

THEY NEED DIGNITY.

THEY NEED TO KNOW THAT

SOMEBODY CARES IN THE MIDST

OF THAT NEED.

DO YOU WANT TO BE THAT

SOMEBODY?

THERE ARE MANY OF US WHO ARE

SAYING YES TO THAT CALL.

AND WE WANT TO INVITE YOU TO

BE PART OF THAT AS WELL.

YOU CAN DO THAT BY JOINING

WITH US.

THE MINISTRY OF CBN REACHES

AROUND THE WORLD AND ALL

ACROSS THE UNITED STATES OF

AMERICA, SPEAKING INTO THE

NEED OF PEOPLE'S LIVES,

OFFERING HOPE, COMPASSION,

DIGNITY, AND THE OPPORTUNITY

TO STEP FORWARD AND MOVE UP

IN THEIR LIVES.

AND YOU CAN BE A PART OF

THAT.

JOINING "THE 700 CLUB" IS A

GIFT OF 65 CENTS A DAY,

THAT'S $20 A MONTH.

BUT LITERALLY THERE ARE

THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF

US WHO HAVE LINKED TOGETHER,

AND WE ARE MAKING A

DIFFERENCE.

YOU COULD BE A PART OF IT,

TOO.

CAYOU CAN DO THAT RIGHT

NOW, BY CALLING THE

TOLL-FREE NUMBER ON YOUR

SCREEN.

IT'S 1-888-777-1999, OR YOU

CAN LOG ON TO cbn.com AND

GIVE THAT WAY.

BUT IT IS A WONDERFUL DAY TO

MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

PLEASE CALL NOW, WE REALLY

NEED TO HEAR FROM FROM YOU.

Gordon: THIS IS "700

CLUB INTERACTIVE," AND THIS

IS A SHOW WHERE WE WANT TO

INTERACT WITH YOU.

YOU CAN DO IT ON OUR

Facebook PAGE.

JUST GO TO Facebook, "700

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THAT INTO THE SEARCH, AND IT

WILL POP UP.

OR YOU CAN COME TO "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE"@cbn.com.

AND YOU CAN HAVE IN-BOX

QUESTIONS FOR US, AND YOU

CAN HAVE QUESTIONS AT

Facebook, AND YOU CAN BE

PART OF OUR CHATROOM DURING

OUR SHOW LIVE.

SO WE'VE GOT SOME CHAT

QUESTIONS.

LET'S GO TO DIMITRIA.

ANNELIESE WRITES IN, "MY

HUSBAND IS FINISHING OFF

TRAINING AT ARMY BOOTCAMP.

I'M REALLY PROUD OF HIM, BUT

OUR TWO LITTLE GIRLS CANNOT

UNDERSTAND WHAT IT MEANS

THAT DAD TE DADDY IS A

SOLDIER.

THEY THINK HE IS GOING TO

DIE.

AND THE REST OF OUR FAMILY

CANNOT UNDERSTAND HIS CHOICE

TO ENLIST.

CAN YOU PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR

FAMILY TO BE COMFORTED?"

Gordon: ANNELIESE, I

WOULD LOVE TO PRAY FOR YOU.

YOU BE THE ONE FOR YOUR

DAUGHTERS.

IT IS VERY HARD FOR LITTLE

ONES TO UNDERSTAND WHY IS

DADDY GOING OFF.

AND ON THESE DEPLOYMENTS, IT

JUST SEEMS LIKE FOREVER.

FROM THEIR STANDPOINT A

MONTH IS A YEAR.

AND SO YOU GO ON AN

EXTENDED DEPLOYMENT, WHERE

IS DADDY, AND IS HE EVER

GOING TO COME HOME AGAIN.

BUT YOU CAN BE STRONG FOR

THEM.

THEY'LL MIRROR YOUR

EMOTIONAL RESPONSE.

AND SO JUST COMFORT THEM AND

SAY, DADDY IS COMING HOME.

GOD IS WITH HIM.

HE IS GOING TO PROTECT HIM.

LET'S JUST PRAY FOR YOU.

LORD, WE LIFT ANNELIESE AND

HER WHOLE FAMILY AND THESE

TWO YOUNG DAUGHTERS WITH

HER, AND WE ASK FOR THE

PEACE THAT SURPASSES ALL

UNDERSTANDING.

AND WE ESPECIALLY ASK FOR

YOUR PROTECTION OVER THIS

FATHER, THIS HUSBAND, THAT

HE WOULD RETURN HOME SAFE

AND SOUND.

BE WITH HIM, LORD GOD, NO

MATTER WHERE HE GOES.

YOU ARE THERE, AND YOU WILL

NEVER LEAVE HIM, AND YOU

WILL NEVER FORSAKE HIM.

AND WE THANK YOU FOR THAT IN

JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

WELL, OUR NEXT QUESTION

COMES IN FROM HANNAH, "I

COME FROM A MILITARY

FAMILY.

ALL OF THE MEN HAVE ENLISTED

INTO THE MARINES AND MADE IT

IN.

NOW I WANT TO ENLIST, AND MY

FATHER WON'T LET ME.

I'M HIS ONLY DAUGHTER, AND I

CAN UNDERSTAND THAT, BUT HE

REFUSES EVEN TO LISTEN TO

ME.

WHAT SHOULD I DO?"

WHAT DO YOU THINK, TERRY?

Terry: WELL, HANNAH,

YOU DON'T SAY HOW OLD YOU

ARE HERE.

[LAUGHTER]

Terry: I THINK -- YOU

KNOW, I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO

TELL YOU ABOUT THIS.

I THINK YOU CERTAINLY SEEM

TO UNDERSTAND YOUR FATHER'S

HESITATION, AND ANY DAD, I

THINK, WOULD FEEL THAT WAY.

FATHERS ARE VERY PROTECTIVE

OF THEIR LITTLE GIRLS, SO I

CAN CERTAINLY UNDERSTAND

THAT.

AND, ALSO, WE'RE IN A TIME

OF CONFLICT.

I'M SURE THAT MAKES HIM VERY

UNHAPPY ABOUT THE PROSPECT

OF THAT AS WELL.

IF THIS IS SOMETHING THAT'S

REALLY HEAVY ON YOUR HEART

AND YOU FEEL LIKE IT'S

REALLY THE DIRECTION YOU'RE

SUPPOSED TO GO IN, AND

YOU'RE OLD ENOUGH TO MAKE

THAT DECISION, I GUESS YOU

HAVE THE RIGHT TO DO THAT.

I DON'T KNOW.

THIS ISN'T THE KIND OF THING

YOU CAN GIVE AN EASY ANSWER

TO.

I DON'T REALLY KNOW WHAT

YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR

DAD IS LIKE.

WHAT WOULD YOU SAY?

Gordon: WELL, I'M A

DAD.

AND IF MY GIRLS CAME TO ME,

I WOULD PROBABLY LOCK THEM

AWAY UNTIL THEY CAME TO

THEIR SENSES.

[LAUGHTER]

Terry: YEAH.

Gordon: IT WOULD BE

VERY HARD FOR ME.

BUT IT WOULD BE VERY HARD

FOR ME FOR MY SON.

SO WHEN YOU'RE DEALING WITH

THESE THINGS, THE SACRIFICE

THAT FAMILIES MAKE AND JUST

THE COURAGE IT TAKES TO

ENLIST IN THE ARMY, THE

MARINE CORPS -- THESE AREN'T

EASY.

EVEN YOU'RE NOT ON THE

BATTLEFIELD, JUST GOING

THROUGH BOOTCAMP, IT'S NOT

EASY.

YOU'RE IN THE ARMY NOW.

YOU'RE LIFE IS REGULATED --

Terry: LIFE DOES

CHANGE.

Gordon: AND CHANGE IN

WAYS YOU CAN'T REALLY

IMAGINE.

BUT I ADMIRE ANYONE WHO HAS

THE COURAGE TO SAY I WANT TO

SERVE MY COUNTRY.

AND IF MY CHILDREN REALLY

WANT TO, THE THEN I WOULD

HONOR THEM.

Terry: YOU MIGHT GO TO

YOUR MOM, HANNAH.

SOMETIMES WE'RE GREAT AT

GOING BETWEEN YOU AND DAD.

Gordon: DAD IS THE HEAD

OF THE FAMILY, AND MOM IS

THE NECK.

WE RECEIVED IN-BOX

QUESTIONS, TINA WRITES

IN, "DOES THE BIBLE SAY IT

IS OKAY TO KILL SOMEONE

DURING WAR?"

TINA, THAT IS A QUESTION FOR

THE AGES.

YOU LOOK AT THE OLD

TESTAMENT, AND DAVID IS A

MIGHTY MAN OF WAR, AND HE

HAD MIGHTY MEN OF WAR AROUND

HIM.

AND SO, YES, HE WENT TO

WAR.

BUT IN THE NEW TESTAMENT,

JESUS SAYS QUITE CLEARLY,

LOVE YOUR ENEMIES.

IT WAS ST. AUGUSTINE THAT

CAME UP WITH THE CONCEPT OF

THE JUST WAR, THAT WOULD

ALLOW CHRISTIANS TO

PARTICIPATE IN BATTLE.

THAT'S ALL OF THE TIME WE

HAVE.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM PSALMS: "GIVE

THANKS TO HIM WHO LED HIS

PEOPLE THROUGH THE

WILDERNESS.

HIS FAITHFUL LOVE ENDURES

FOREVER."

GOD BLESS YOU.

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