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The 700 Club - June 6, 2013

Nelson was a cocaine dealer and a high priest in Santeria until he went to prison and met a serial killer who introduced him to Jesus. Plus, Timmy's painful toe infection is eradicated with one prayer for healing and a little boy's faith is ... ... Read Transcript


RIGHT BEFORE THERE WAS A

QUIET THAT WAS DEAFENING.

THE SOUNDS OF SILENCE.

YOU HEAR PEOPLE

SHARPENING THEIR TWO BRUSHES

AND PICKS.

LOCKED UP BEHIND BARS.

SOME OF THE GUYS WHO

CARRY RAZORS IN THEIR

MOUTH.

IT BECOMES A SLEDGEHAMMER,

IF I NEED TO DEFEND MYSELF.

AND SCARED THEM

STRAIGHT.

THIS HAS TO STOP.

EVERYTHING WE'RE DOING IS A

FRAUD.

ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB."

*

[APPLAUSE]

Pat: WELCOME, LADIES

AND GENTLEMEN, TO THIS

EDITION OF "THE 700 CLUB."

FLOODING IN EUROPE, MASSIVE,

500-YEAR FLOODING, AND GET

READY IN THE UNITED STATES,

ON THE EAST COAST, TO HAVE

ANOTHER TROPICAL STORM.

THE DELUGE IS COMING.

WHAT THE WEATHERMAN TELLS

US, IT WILL BRING HEAVY

RAINS AND POSSIBLE FLOODS.

Terry: THAT'S WHAT THEY

SAY, PEOPLE FROM THE

AMERICAN MIDWEST, ALL THE

WAY TO EUROPE, HAVE BEEN

SUFFERING THROUGH HEAVY

FLOODING.

GEORGE THOMAS HAS THE STORY

FOR US.

SANDBAGS ARE A MUST.

George: RESIDENTS FROM

TALLAHASSEE, TO FORT MYERS,

ARE PREPARED.

THE HOUSE WE'RE LIVING IN

IS CLOSE TO THE RIVER.

George: BY LATE

THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY,

TROPICAL STORM ANDREA IS

EXPECTED TO BRING 45

MILE-AN-HOUR WINDS TO THE

COASTLINE OF GEORGIA AND THE

CAROLINAS.

THE BIG STORY WILL BE

FLOODING RAIN.

THAT'S THE SAME PROBLEM

ACROSS THE MIDWEST.

A 100-FOOT BREAK IN THE

LEVEE BETWEEN THE

MISSISSIPPI AND THE MISSOURI

RIVERS JOIN CAUSED MAJOR

FLOODING IN SEVERAL TOWNS.

IT IS AMAZING.

IT IS THE THING THAT

HAPPENS.

YOU CAN'T STOP THE

RIVER.

George: PEOPLE LIVING

IN THE AREA FRANTICALLY

TRIED TO SHORE IT UP WITH

SANDBAGS, BUT THE WATER KEPT

POURING OVER.

TWO OTHER LEVEES WERE

BREACHED.

I HAVE A WHOLE NEW

RESPECT FOR PEOPLE WHO LIVE

NEAR FLOOD PLAINS.

IT IS A TOTALLYLY DIFFERENT

FEELING THAT I'VE EVER HAD.

George: THE RESULT,

NUMEROUS HOMES AND

BUSINESSES UNDER WATER.

WE'VE GOT EACH OTHER, AND

LIFE GOES ON.

George: HEAVY RAIN LAST

WEEK CAUSED A SUDDEN RISE IN

THE MISSISSIPPI, THE

MISSOURI, THE ILLINOIS, AND

SEVERAL SMALL RIVERS.

THE RIVERS ARE ON THE WAY

DOWN AT MANY LOCATIONS.

OVERSEAS, IN PASAUD,

GERMANY, THE CLEANUP IS

UNDER WAY AFTER HEAVY RAINS

CAUSED HEAVY FLOODING

THERE.

MY EXISTENCE IS

DESTROYED.

FROM ONE DAY TO THE OTHER,

DESTROYED.

George: SWOLLEN RIVERS

PUSHED THE WATERS TO LEVELS

NOT SEEN IN THESE PARTS IN

MORE THAN FIVE CENTURIES.

THE TOLL OF THE DEVASTATION

IS ONLY BEGINNING TO SET

IN.

WE DO NOT HAVE

INSURANCE.

THERE IS NO POSSIBILITY FOR

INSURANCE.

YOU CANNOT INSURE A HOME IN

A FLOOD AREA.

George: THE RESIDENTS

ARE KEEPING A VERY CLOSE EYE

ON THE RIVER ALBI, HOPING IT

WON'T BREACH ITS DEFENCES.

AND THE DANU, ANOTHER GREAT

RIVER, HAS CAUSED MAJOR

FLOODING IN GERMANY.

AT LEAST 16 PEOPLE HAVE

DIED, AND IS SEVERAL ARE

STILL MISSING.

AND FLOODS DELUGED PARTS OF

AUSTRIA AND SWITZERLAND.

FLOODWATERS CONTINUE TO

RISE.

AT THE MOMENT, WE HAVE

ABOUT EIGHT FEET OF WATER

INSIDE THE HOUSE.

MAYBE THE WATER WILL REACH

THE FIRST FLOOR.

IT'S A PITY FOR ALL THOSE

WHO HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM.

George: THE GOOD NEWS?

RESIDENTS IN CENTRAL EUROPE

CAN LOOK FORWARD TO DRIER

CONDITIONS IN THE COMING

DAYS.

GEORGE THOMAS, CBN NEWS.

Pat: I DON'T HAVE ANY

IDEA WHAT'S GOING ON OR WHY

IT IS GOING ON.

I DON'T KNOW IF HIS HAS ANY

BIBLICAL SIGNIFICANCE OR

NOT, BUT IT IS INCREDIBLE.

IN PAS SAWRD, IAUD, THE

WORST RAIN IN 500 YEARS.

Terry: WELL, THIS NEXT

STORM COULD BE BIG.

Pat: HERE IS ANOTHER

REVELATION IN THE NEWS TODAY

ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT

SCOOPING UP INFORMATION ON

PHONE CALLS IN THE UNITED

STATES OF AMERICA.

SHOCKING.

LEE WEBB HAS THAT STORY.

Lee: PAT, THE

GOVERNMENT IS SECRETLY

COLLECTING THE PHONERECORDS

OFMILLIONS OF AMERICANS WHO

USE VERIZON.

THE SECRET FOREIGN

INTELLIGENCE SURVEILLANCE

COURT GRANTED AN ORDER TO

THE NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY

APRIL 25th, AND BRITAIN'S

GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER HAS

OBTAINED A COPY OF IT.

THE ORDER REQUIRES VERIZON

TO GIVE THE N.S.A. DAILY

INFORMATION ON ALL CALLS IN

THE U.S., AND BETWEEN THE

U.S. AND OTHER COUNTRIES.

THE GUARDIAN ALSO REPORTS

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION IS

COLLECTING COMMUNICATION

RECORDS OF MILLIONS OF U.S.

CITIZENS, REGARDLESS OF

WHETHER THEY'RE IS SUSPECTED

OF DOING WRONG.

THAT ORDER IS GOOD UNTIL

JULY 19th.

TWO I.R.S. AGENTS IN

CINCINNATI SAY AGENCY

OFFICIALS IN WASHINGTON

HELPED TO DIRECT THE PROBE

OF TEA PARTY AND OTHER

CONSERVATIVE GROUPS.

THE "WALL STREET JOURNAL"

REPORTS THE AGENTS MADE

THOSE STATEMENTS TO

CONGRESSIONAL INVESTIGATORS,

AND THAT APPEARS TO

CONTRADICT STATEMENTS FROM

TOP I.R.S. OFFICIALS.

THEY BLAMED LOW-LEVEL

WORKERS IN CINCINNATI FOR

THE PROBLEMS CONSERVATIVE

GROUPS THAT.

ONE AGENT SAID AN I.R.S.

LAWYER IN WASHINGTON BY THE

NAME OF CARTER HALL CLOSELY

OVERSAW HER WORK.

SHE SAID SHE HAD NO

AUTHORITY TO ACT ON

TAX-EXEMPT APPLICATIONS

WITHOUT HIS INPUT.

PAT?

Pat: THEY'RE LYING,

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,

LYING.

IT IS INCREDIBLE WHAT IS

GOING ON, AND THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION CLAIMING TO

BE THE MOST OPEN IN ALL OF

AMERICAN HISTORY KIND OF

THING HAS BECOME THE MOST

DICTATORIAL.

BUT THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS.

THEY HAVE MASSIVE, MASSIVE

DATA BASE.

BIGGER THAN ANYTHING IN THE

WORLD.

THEY'RE ENORMOUS, AND

THEY'RE SUCKING OUT, YOU

KNOW, WHAT THEY SAY IS TERA

BYTES OF INFORMATION.

IT IS COMPREHENSION HOW

THEY'RE GOING TO PROCESS ALL

OF THIS STUFF.

BUT TO GET EVERY CALL THAT

IS MADE ON THE VERIZON

SYSTEM ANYWHERE IN THE

UNITED STATES OR OVERSEAS,

THAT IS APPALLING.

ABS ABSOLUTELY APPALLING.

AND THE I.R.S. HAS BEEN

LYING THROUGH ITS TEETH.

AND ALL OF THIS OUT OF THE

AGES OF THE OPEN

ADMINISTRATION IN

WASHINGTON.

SOONER OR LATER, THE PEOPLE

HAVE GOT TO SAY WE'VE HAD

ENOUGH OF THIS.

Lee: A VALEDICTORIAN IN

CAROLINA DISREGARDED A RULE

THAT PRAYER WOULD BE CUT

FROM HIS GRADUATION

CEREMONY.

HE RIPPED UP HIS SPEECH, AND

THEN, INSTEAD, SPOKE OF HIS

CHRISTIAN UPBRINGING.

AND HE THEN DELIVERED THE

LORD'S PRAYER TO A CHEERING

CROWD IN SUPPORT.

I THINK MOST OF YOU

UNDERSTAND FAITH.

OUR FATHER, WHO ART IN

HEAVEN, HALLOWED BE THY

NAME.

[CHEERING]

( applause

[APPLAUSE]

AS WE FORGIVE THOSE WHO

TRESPASS AGAINST US.

LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION,

BUT DELIVER US FROM FREEDOM,

FOR THINE IS THE KINGDOM AND

THE POWER AND THE GLORY,

FOREVER AND EVER, AMEN.

[CHEERING]

Lee: EVERYBODY WAS

CHEERING, ACCEPT THE

TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS

SEATED BEHIND HIM.

HE WENT AHEAD DESPITE THE

SCHOOL DISTRICT'S DECISION

TO REPLACE PRAYER AT ALL

SCHOOL FUNCTIONS WITH A

MOMENT OF SILENCE.

THE DISTRICT SAYS IT WILL

NOT PUNISH HIM FOR

EXPRESSING HIS RELIGIOUS

FAITH.

A HOUSE COMMITTEE VOTED TO

BARRY STRIKS BAR

RESTRICTIONS FROM PRAYERS ON

CHAPLAINS.

THEY DECIDED TO CONTINUE

LETTING CHAPLAINS PRAY AT

GENERAL EVENTS.

ONE DEMOCRAT ARGUED THAT IT

WOULD MAKE TROOPS WHO DO NOT

FEEL THE SAME FEEL

EXCLUDED.

THE FULL HOUSE IS EXPECTED

TO VOTE ON THIS MATTER NEXT

WEEK.

WE HAD THE GREAT RECESSION A

FEW YEARS AGO, BUT THERE HAS

BEEN NO GREAT RECOVERY TO

FOLLOW IT.

A FORECAST FROM UCLA SAYS

THE ECONOMY IS GROWING TOO

SLOW TO HELP THE NATION

CLIMB OUT OF ITS SLUMP.

AN ECONOMIST SAYS GROWTH IS

FAR BELOW LEVEL, AND HE SAYS

IT IS NOT EVEN A NORMAL

GROWTH.

IT IS BAD.

HE ADDS THAT THE

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE WILL KEEP

FALLING PARTLY BECAUSE

DISCOURAGED WORKERS ARE

DROPPING OUT OF THE LABOR

FORCE.

FLYING A HELICOPTER WITH

JUST YOUR MIND.

THIS RESEARCHER AT THE

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA IS

GUIDING A SMALL

REMOTE-CONTROL HELICOPTER

THROUGH AN OBSTACLE COURSE,

AND HE IS DOING IT WITH JUST

HIS THOUGHTS.

HE WEARS A SPECIAL CAP, THAT

YOU'LL BE BE ABLE TO SEE

THERE.

THAT CAP INTERPRETS HIS

BRAIN'S ELECTRICAL

IMPULSES.

SCIENTISTS HOPE TO PUT THE

TECHNOLOGY TO USE IN

ARTIFICIAL LIMBS.

THAT'S AMAZING, PAT.

Pat: YOU KNOW, WHEN I

WAS IN ABOUT THE 6th

GRADE, I USED TO LOVE THE

SCIENCE FICTION LITERATURE,

AND I READ VOLUME

VOLUMINOUSLY ALL OF THESE

THINGS.

AND I THOUGHT, SOONER OR

LATER WE'VE GOT TO COME TO

THIS, AND NOW THEY'VE COME.

Terry: THEY DID HAVE

THAT ALREADY?

Pat: SCIENCE FICTION

HAS BEEN DECADES ABOVE

OTHERS.

ARTHUR CLARK AND OTHERS.

THESE THINGS WERE SO

INTERESTING TO A YOUNG

FELLOW.

WE DIDN'T HAVE TELEVISION

WHEN I WAS GROWING UP, AND

SO ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON, WHEN

I WOULD GET THROUGH SCHOOL,

I WOULD GO TO THE LIBRARY

AND LOAD UP ON BOOKS AND I

WOULD READ AND READ AND

READ.

AND THOSE THINGS WERE SO

INTERESTING.

Terry: EVERYONE READ A

LOT MORE THEN.

Pat: WE'RE SEEING IT.

TO THINK YOU CAN CONTROL A

CAR WITH YOUR MIND AND FLY A

PLANE WITH YOUR MIND --

THAT'S WHAT THEY'RE DOING.

Terry: THE BROAD

IMPLICATIONS.

Pat: BELIEVE ME.

BUT WHAT FUN.

YOU CAN ZIP AROUND THE WORLD

WITH YOUR MIND POWER.

THAT'S GREAT.

TERY

Terry: WE KNOW WHAT TO

GET YOU FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY.

Pat: GET ME MIND

CONTROL.

Terry: COMING UP, IT IS

WHERE THE BOSTON BOMBERS

LEARNED ABOUT JIHAD, AND

THEY DIDN'TVIT DIDN'T HAVE

TO GO VERY FAR TO GET

THERE.

THE FACT IS THESE FELLOWS

ATTENDED, JUST BLOCKS FROM

THEIR HOUSE, A RADICAL

MOSQUE THAT HAS BEEN THE

CENTER OF CONTROVERSY IN

BOSTON FOR 10 YEARS.

Terry: SO WHO IS

TEACHING THESE TERRORISTS?

YOU'LL FIND OUT IN A

SHOCKING REPORT FROM CBN

NEWS.

SO DON'T GO AWAY.

Pat: WELL, A FEW YEARS

AGO F.B.I. AGENTS UNCOVERED

DOCUMENTS REVEALING THE

MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD STRATEGY

TO TRANSFORM AMERICA INTO AN

ISLAMIC STATE.

A KEY PART OF THE PLAN CALLS

FOR AMERICAN MUSLIM GROUPS

TO PROMOTE THE BROTHERHOOD'S

RADICAL MESSAGE.

OUR ERICK STAKELBECK HAS

THIS LOOK AT HOW ONE OF

THOSE GROUPS IS SPREADING

ITS INFLUENCE IN A CITY THAT

RECENTLY EXPERIENCED A

DEADLY ISLAMIC TERROR

ATTACK.

WATCH THIS.

Reporter: U.S.

AUTHORITIES ARE STILL

PIECING TOGETHER HOW THE TWO

BROTHERS BEHIND THE RECENT

BOSTON MARATHON BOMBINGS

BECAME ISLAMIC TERRORISTS.

TACLOSER TO HOME, HE AND

HIS BROTHER ATTENDED A

BROTIOATTENDED A BOSTON

MOSQUE WITH RADICAL TIES.

THESE FELLOWS ATTENDED,

BLOCKS FROM THEIR HOUSE, A

RADICAL MOSQUE THAT HAS BEEN

THE CENTER OF PROBLEMS FOR

YEARS.

Reporter: HE TOLD CBN

NEWS THE ISLAMIC SOCIETY OF

BOSTON MOSQUE IN CAMBRIDGE

HAS SEEN CONVICTED ISLAMIC

TERRORISTS PASS THROUGH ITS

DOORS.

THE FOUNDER OF THAT

MOSQUE, BLOCKS FROM WHERE

THE TSARNAEVS LIVED IS

ABDULLAH AMAMUDI.

HE IS THE MODEL OF DECEPTION

IN THE AMERICAN MUSLIM

HISTORY.

HE CONVINCED PRESIDENT

CLINTON AND ALSO PRESIDENT

BUSH THAT HE WAS PRECISELY

THE KIND OF MODERATE MUSLIM

LEADER THAT AMERICA WAS

LOOKING FOR.

IN FACT, HE DECEIVED

EVERYONE.

HE IS NOW IN JAIL FOR 23

YEARS FOR GIVING MONEY FOR

FUNDING AL-QAEDA.

Reporter: OTHER

WORSHIPPERS AT THE MOSQUE

HAVE INCLUDED SADIKI,

CONVICTING OF PLOTTING

ATTACKS ON NEW YORK, AND

TAREK MANHINA, SENTENCED FOR

17 YEARS IN PRISON FOR PLANS

OF ASSAULTING A BOSTON AREA

SHOPPING MALL WITH WEAPONS.

THERE IS ANOTHER WHO IS A

TERRORIST SUPPORTER WHO IS

BANNED FROM ENTERING THE

UNITED STATES.

JACOB STRESSED IT IS UNCLEAR

WEATHER THE MOSQUE PLAYED

ANY ROLE, BUT CBN NEWS SPOKE

TO ONE MODERATE MUSLIM

LEADER WHO VISITED THE

MOSQUE WITH HIS WIFE IN 2003

AND WAS SHOCKED BY WHAT HE

FOUND.

TELL US ABOUT THE ISLAMIC

SOCIETY OF BOSTON AND WHAT

YOU SAW THERE FIRSTHAND.

IT IS FULL OF FLIERS AND

LITERATURE AND THERE IS A

CALL FOR JIHAD.

A SHEIKH WAS GIVING A

CEREMONY, AND THE SHEIKH IS

FANATIC.

Reporter: THE GROUP

BEHIND THE CAMBRIDGE MOSQUE

IS CALLED THE MUSLIM

AMERICAN SOCIETY, OR MAS.

AND IT WAS FOUNDED IN 1993

BY MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD

MEMBERS AND HAS DOZENS OF

CHAPTERS THROUGHOUT THE

UNITED STATES.

FEDERAL PROSECUTORS HAVE

CALLED MAS THE OVERT ARM OF

THE PLUS BROTHERHOOD IN

AMERICA.

THEY ARE DET DEDICATED TO

ESTABLISHING SHARI'A LAW

WORLDWIDE.

IN 2009 IT OPENED ANOTHER

MOSQUE IS BOSTON'S ROXBURY

NEIGHBORHOOD.

THE ISLAMIC SOCIETY OF

BOSTON CULTURAL CENTER IS

THE SECOND LARGEST MOSQUE ON

THE ENTIRE EAST COAST.

IT COST $15.5 MILLION TO

BUILD, AND MORE THAN HALF OF

THAT MONEY REPORTEDLY CAME

FROM SAUDI ARABIA.

IT IS THE SISTER MOSQUE TO

THE ONE IN CAMBRIDGE.

THE TRUSTEES ARE THE

SAME, AND THEY MAY HAVE

DIFFERENT DAY TO DAY

MANAGEMENT, BUT IT IS THE

SAME.

Reporter: JACOB SAYS

THE TWO MAS MOSQUES SHARE

THE SAME IDEOLOGY.

BUT BOSTON MAYOR TOM MENINO

EENDORSED THE MOSQUE WHEN

IT OPENED IN 2009.

THE PHOTOS SHOW GOVERNOR

PATRICK AT THE MOSQUE.

DURING A SERMON THAT IMMAN

DURUC.

GRAB ON TO THE GUN AND

THE SWORD.

DON'T BE AFRAID TO STEP OUT

INTO THIS WORLD AND DO YOUR

JOB.

JACOBS WAS ENCOURAGED

RECENTLY WHEN GOVERNOR

PATRICK DISINVITED THE IMAM

TO THE CEREMONIES.

A SPOKESWOMAN FOR THE

CAMBRIDGE MOSQUE DECLINED AN

INTERVIEW DUE TO HEALTH

REASONS.

LOCAL MUSLIM SOURCES TOLD

CBN NEWS THAT FOLLOWERS OF

THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD HAVE

TRIED TO TAKE OVER OTHER

MOSQUES IN THE BOSTON AREA.

DR. MANSUR CALLS IT A

NATIONWIDE PROBLEM.

WE ARE USING THE AMERICAN

CONSTITUTION, THE AMERICAN

VALUES OF FREEDOM OF BELIEF

AND FREEDOM OF SPEECH, AND

THE AMERICAN MOSQUES.

Reporter: ERICK

STAKELBECK, CBN NEWS,

BOSTON.

Pat: IT'S STRANGE THEY

PICKED BOSTON.

BOSTON IS SORT OF THE

INTELLECTUAL CENTER.

THEY HAVE HARVARD, M.I.T.,

AND BOSTON COLLEGE, ETC.

THEY'RE ALL THERE.

SO IF THE MUSLIMS WANT TO

MOVE IN AND DO SOMETHING,

THEY'RE DOING IT RIGHT IN

THE CENTER OF THE YOUNG

PEOPLE AND THE INTELLECTUAL

PEOPLE IN HIGHER EDUCATION.

SO IT IS INTERESTING.

BUT IT IS FUNDED, HALF OF IT

BY SAUDIS.

THE SAUDIS WHO CLAIM TO BE

OUR FRIENDS ARE THE FOUNTAIN

HEAD OF THE ISLAM, AND THE

RADICALISM THAT INVOLVED

BLOWING UP THE WORLD TRADE

CENTER AND THESE OTHER

THINGS, HAS ITS CENTER IN

SAUDI ARABIA.

TERRY?

Terry: COMING UP, IT IS

THE FIRST RULE OF PRISON

LIFE, MAKE FRIENDS AND MAKE

THEM FAST.

THEY FORGE RELATIONSHIPS

VERY QUICKLY.

I WASN'T BO GOING TO FORGE

A RELATIONSHIP WITH AN

ACCOUNTANT.

I FORGED A RELATIONSHIP WITH

A KILLER.

Terry: FIND OUT HOW A

CONVICTED KILLER SAVED HIS

LIFE.

THAT'S NEXT.

Pat: WELCOME BACK.

YOU'RE WATCHING AN EXCITING

EDITION OF "THE 700 CLUB."

WE'RE GLAD YOU'RE WITH US.

WELL, PRISON FOR MOST

CRIMINALS IS THE END OF THE

LINE.

BUT NOT FOR NELSON TORANZO.

WHEN THE PRISON BARS SLAMMED

SHUT BEHIND NELSON FOR THE

VERY FIRST TIME, HE DIDN'T

STOP HIS LIFE OF CRIME.

THAT'S WHEN NELSON GOT

STARTED.

THE TOUR GUIDE TELLS US

TO ALL GO INSIDE THE CELL SO

YOU CAN SEE HOW EACH ONE

LIVED.

AND HE SAYS, I'M GOING TO

CLOSE THE DOOR TO SHOW YOU

HOW IT FEELS.

Reporter: NELSON WAS

SEVEN YEARS OLD WHEN HIS

FAMILY TOOK A TOUR OF

ALCATRAZ PRISON.

AND THEY SAID WE'LL PICK

YOU UP TOMORROW, AND IT WAS

A LITTLE SCARY.

I STARTED CRYING AND YELLING

TO GET ME OUT OF THERE.

GET ME OUT!

AND SO FINALLY THEY

OPENED THE DOORS.

Reporter: AS

FRIGHTENING AS THAT

EXPERIENCE WAS, IT DIDN'T

KEEP NELSON ON THE STRAIGHT

AND NARROW.

HE WAS ENTRANCED WITH

STORIES ABOUT GANGSTERS AND

CRIME.

SOON IT BECAME A PART OF HIS

LIFE.

FIRST IT WAS STEALING A

BICYCLE.

AND THEN FROM STEALING A

BICYCLE, IT ESCALATED TO

OTHER THINGS.

Reporter: IT SOON

PASSED FROM A BOYHOOD

FASCINATION TO A MATTER OF

ECONOMICS.

IF I COULD HAVE SOLD

SHOWER HEADS AND MADE THE

SAME KIND OF MONEY, I WOULD

HAVE BEEN ONE OF THE BEST

SHOWER HEAD SALESMEN

AROUND.

BUT AT THE TIME, COCAINE WAS

WHAT THE PUBLIC WAS CALLING

ARE FOR, AND I HAD AN

OPPORTUNITY TO GET IT.

Reporter: THROUGHOUT

HIGH SCHOOL AND INTO

ADULTHOOD, NELSON GREW HIS

BUSINESS AND BECAME A

POWERFUL FIGURE IN THE DRUG

WORLD.

BUT IT CAME AT A PRICE.

THE MORE MONEY I MADE,

THE MORE PRODUCT I MOVED,

THE MORE OF A BULL'S EYE I

HAD ON MY BACK.

I HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THE

GUY WHO IS TRYING TO ROB ME,

THE GUY WHO IS TRYING TO

KILL ME TO TAKE MY

POSITION.

I'VE GOT TO WORRY ABOUT THE

INFORMANT WHO WANTS TO EARN

SOME MONEY BY TURNING ME

IN.

THE LAW ENFORCEMENT THAT WAS

ALWAYS SEEMINGLY WATCHING

ME, AND YOU'VE ALWAYS GOT TO

BE ONE STEP AHEAD OF THEM.

Reporter: HE LOOKED FOR

WAYS TO PROTECT HIMSELF.

AND HE TRIED SPIRITUALISM,

AND IT SEEMED TO WORK.

I STARTED PUTTING TWO AND

TWO TOGETHER, AND I SAID, I

GUESS IT IS TIME FOR ME TO

GO UP TO THE NEXT LEVEL IN

THE FAITH AND THEN GET

INITIATED AS AN ORDAINED

PRIEST.

Reporter: JUST A FEW

MONTHS AFTER HE WAS

ORDAINED, NELSON WAS

ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH

DRUG TRAFFICKING.

THE PRIESTS IN HIS ORDER

TOLD HIM HOW TO BEAT THE

CHARGES.

THEY GAVE ME A LAUNDRY

LIST OF ANIMALS TO

SACRIFICE, HERBS TO TAKE A

SHOWER WITH, POWDERS TO

CONCOCT, AND THAT'S WHAT WE

DID.

I DID EVERYTHING LIKE THEY

SAID.

Reporter: BUT NONE OF

THEM WORKED.

NELSON WAS FOUND GUILTY ON

ALL COUNTS AND SENTENCED TO

30 YEARS IN PRISON.

EVERYONE HE KNEW IN THE

RELIGION DESERTED HIM.

EVERYBODY IN THAT FAITH

LEFT ME.

EVERYBODY ABANDONED ME.

Reporter: STILL, NELSON

HELD ON TO HIS BELIEFS.

WHEN HE GOT TO JAIL, HE MADE

FRIENDS WITH ANOTHER

INMATE.

YOU FORGE RELATIONSHIPS

VERY QUICKLY.

YOU KNOW, I WASN'T GOING TO

FORGE A RELATIONSHIP WITH AN

ACCOUNTANT.

I FORGED A RELATIONSHIP WITH

A KILLER.

HE WAS A HITMAN FROM PUERTO

RICO.

HE USED TO TALK TO US ABOUT

GOD.

I SAID, DUDE, YOU LOST YOUR

MIND.

I SAID, GIVE ME YOUR BIBLE,

AND I'M GOING TO SHOW YOU,

FROM FRONT TO END, ALL OF

THE MISTAKES THAT ARE IN THE

BIBLE.

AND THEN YOU'RE GOING TO

BELIEVE WHAT I BELIEVE.

AND HE HANDED ME HIS BIBLE

AND SAID GO AT IT.

Reporter: NELSON

STARTED READING, BUT HE

COULDN'T FIND ANYTHING TO

DEFEND HIS FRIEND'S CLAIMS.

SOMETHING HAPPENED TO ME

WHEN I STARTED READING THE

BIBLE.

THE MORE I STARTED READING

AND TRYING TO FIND FAULTS IN

THE CHRISTIANITY, THE MORE I

STARTED SEEING THE TRUTH.

Reporter: A FEW DAYS

LATER HIS FRIEND INVITED HIM

TO A CHAPEL CALL.

NELSON'S RESPONSE SURPRISED

EVERYONE.

THERE WAS SOMETHING GOING

ON INSIDE ME THAT TOLD ME TO

GET UP.

I FELT LIKE I WAS CHAINED TO

THIS CHAIR.

WANTING TO RUN TO THE ALTER,

RUN TO THE FRONT, BUT I

COULDN'T.

FINALLY, I STOOD UP, AND I'M

STANDING IN FRONT OF THE

PREACHER, AND THE PREACHER

IS LOOKING AT ME, AND HE

SAYS, YOU KNOW, DO YOU WANT

TO ACCEPT JESUS CHRIST AS

YOUR LORD AND SAVIOR?

AND I REMEMBER THAT I

COULDN'T TALK.

I FELT LIKE I WAS BEING

CHOKED.

IT WAS SO POWERFUL.

SOMETHING WAS HOLDING ME

DOWN.

AND THE PREACHER SAID TO ME,

JUST GIVE ME SOME SORT OF

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT, AND I JUST

LOOKED AT HIM AND NODDED.

AND HE SAID, ON THAT

CONFESSION OF FAITH, AND HE

BAPTIZED ME, AND JUST LAID

HANDS ON ME.

I HAD NEVER BEEN PART OF THE

CHRISTIANITY, LAYING OF

HANDS OR ANYTHING, BUT THE

NEXT THING I FELT, IT WAS SO

WONDERFUL.

Reporter: IT WOULDN'T

BE LONG BEFORE HE WOULD HAVE

TO TAKE A STAND ON WHAT HE

BELIEVED IN.

A PRISON RIOT BETWEEN GANGS

WAS BREWING, AND NELSON AND

HIS FRIEND WAS GOING TO BE

CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF IT.

RIGHT BEFORE THAT, THERE

IS A QUIET THAT IS

DEAFENING.

YOU HEAR PEOPLE SHARPENING

THEIR TWO BRUSHES,

SHARPENING THEIR PICKS,

MAKING THEIR WEAPONS.

SOME OF THE GUYS CARRY

RAZORS IN THEIR MOUTH.

AND THERE IS A MOP BUCKET

CLOSE TO ME, AND NOW THAT

HANDLE BECOMES A

SLEDGEHAMMER IF I NEED TO

DEFEND MYSELF.

I'M LAYING EN THE BUNK, AND

I'M HEARING ALL OF THESE

NOISES.

I TURNED AROUND TO THE

KILLER, AND I SAID, DUDE,

WHAT HAVE WE BEEN READING?

WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN TEACHING

ME?

WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN TRYING TO

SHOW ME IN THE BIBLE.

THIS HAS TO STOP.

BECAUSE THEN EVERYTHING

WE'RE DOING IS A FRAUD.

Reporter: NELSON

CONFRONTED THE LEADER OF ONE

OF THE OTHER GANGS.

I WALKED RIGHT INTO THE

CELL BLOCK AND I SAID WHAT

WE'RE DOING HERE IS WRONG.

I DON'T WANT TO DIE, AND I

KNOW YOU DON'T WANT TO DIE,

AND THERE IS NO REASON FOR

THIS TO HAPPEN.

EVERYTHING THAT WE'VE BEEN

PRAYING ABOUT, WHEN I LOOK

AT YOU IN YOUR CELL AND

YOU'RE READING THE BIBLE --

I SAID, LISTEN, LET'S GO

OUTSIDE RIGHT NOW, ME AND

YOU, AND LET'S PRAY.

LET'S DO SOMETHING

DIFFERENT.

AND HE SAID, YEAH, LET'S

GO.

AND WE WALKED OUT.

SO WE ALL DECIDED PRAYING

INDIVIDUALLY, ONE BY ONE.

WE STARTED PRAYING FOR OUR

LIVES, FOR OUR FAMILY.

IT WAS AN AWKWARD MOMENT.

BUT IT WAS VERY POWERFUL AND

VERY PURE.

Reporter: JUST LIKE

THAT, THE RIOT WAS OVER.

IT WAS A TURNING POINT IN

NELSON'S FAITH.

I SAW, LIKE, THE HOLY

SPIRIT WAS REALLY TEACHING

ME HOW TO READ THE WORD AND

HOW TO STUDY AND HOW TO

LEARN ABOUT FORGIVENESS.

THAT WAS A BIG DEAL.

HOW TO LEARN HOW TO BE

FORGIVEN.

Reporter: NELSON WAS

RELEASED FROM PRISON AFTER

SERVING 10 YEARS OF HIS

PRISON AND STARTED A NEW

LIFE.

TODAY HE SHARES HIS STORY

THROUGH A THRIVING PRISON

MINISTRY.

HE ALSO HAS HIS OWN BUSINESS

AND IS HAPPILY MARRIED WITH

TWO BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTERS.

GOD HAS BROUGHT ME FROM

THE DEEPEST PLACES I COULD

EVER IMAGINE.

I'VE BEEN TO THE VALLEY AND

TO THE PEAKS, AND HE HAS

BEEN WITH ME THROUGHOUT.

HE RESCUED ME.

THINK OF A MAN DROWNING, AND

HIS HAND GOES IN THERE AND

PULLS YOU OUT.

AND THAT'S WHAT HE DID.

Pat: YOU KNOW, THE

BIBLE SAYS THE ANOINTING YOU

HAVE RECEIVED BINDS WITH

YOU, AND YOU HAVE NO NEED

FOR ANYBODY TO TEACH YOU.

SO THE ANOINTING IS WHAT

TEACHES YOU.

IN NELSON'S CASE, HE REALLY

DIDN'T HAVE ANY GREAT

SCHOOLING OR TEACHING, BUT

THE ANOINTING OF THE HOLY

SPIRIT SHOWED HIM WHAT WAS

RIGHT AND WHAT WAS WRONG.

AND THAT ANOINTING LED HIM

THROUGH.

THE ANOINTING OF GOD IS WHAT

YOU HAVE WHEN YOU RECEIVE

JESUS AS YOUR LORD AND YOUR

SAVIOR.

THAT'S WHAT IT MEANS TO BE

BORN AGAIN.

YOU'RE BORN OF THE SPIRIT OF

GOD.

YOU'RE A NEW CREATURE IN THE

LORD.

IF ANYBODY IS IN CHRIST, HE

IS A NEW CREATION.

OLD THINGS ARE PASSED AWAY.

BEHOLD, ALL HAS BECOME NEW.

DO YOU WANT TO BE A NEW

CREATION?

DO YOU WANT TO HAVE THE

SPIRIT OF GOD WITHIN YOU,

TEACHING YOU WHAT'S RIGHT

AND WHAT'S WRONG, SHOWING

YOU WHAT PLEASES GOD?

IF YOU DO, LET'S JUST ASK

HIM RIGHT NOW.

JUST BOW YOUR HEAD.

DON'T GO ANYWHERE.

JUST BOW YOUR HEAD AND PRAY

WITH ME RIGHT NOW, THESE

WORDS.

PRAY WITH ME.

MEAN THEM IN YOUR HEART.

JESUS -- JUST SAY IT.

JESUS, I RENOUNCE THE

UNDERHANDED WORK OF

DARKNESS, AND I TURN TO YOU,

AND I OPEN MY HEART TO YOU,

AND I SAY, JESUS, COME INTO

MY HEART, LIVE IN ME, AND I

WILL LIVE FOR YOU, AND I

WILL SERVE YOU ALL THE DAYS

OF MY LIFE.

THANK YOU, LORD.

NOW, LET ME PRAY FOR YOU.

FATHER, FOR THOSE WHO

PRAYED, MAY THE POWER AND

THE ANOINTING OF THE HOLY

SPIRIT TOUCH THEM NOW IN

JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

PRAISE THE LORD.

THE ANGELS OF GOD ARE

REJOICING OVER THAT DECISION

YOU MADE.

I'D LIKE TO SHARE SOMETHING

MORE WITH YOU.

IT WILL HELP YOU ALONG THE

WAY.

I'VE GOT A LITTLE C.D. HERE

THAT IS ABOUT 73 MINUTES.

A VERY CONCENTRATED TEACHING

OF WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU.

I'LL GIVE THIS TO.

JUST CALL 1-800-759-0700.

NO MONEY INVOLVED.

NO PLEDGE OR ANYTHING.

WE'RE JUST GIVING IT TO

YOU.

JUST CALL AND SAY I PRAYED

AND GAVE MY HEART TO THE

LORD.

Terry: STILL AHEAD, GOT

A QUESTION ABOUT LIFE OR HOW

ABOUT A QUESTION ABOUT

FAITH.

JULIE SAYS, "I'M PART OF A

CHRISTIAN FAMILY THAT

DOESN'T ACT THE WAY

CHRISTIANS SHOULD.

THEY PARTICIPATE IN GOSPEL,

SLANDER, AND EXCLUSION OF

CERTAIN MEMBERS THEY DON'T

LIKE.

HOW CAN I TALK TO THEM ABOUT

THEIR BEHAVIOR?"

PAT IS GOING TO ANSWER THOSE

QUESTIONS AND MORE WHEN WE

COME BACK.

WELCOME BACK TO "THE 700

CLUB."

REPUBLICANS ON THE HOUSE

JUDICIARY SUBCOMMITTEE HAVE

VOTED TO EXPAND AN ABORTION

BILL FOR THE DISTRICT OF

COLUMBIA TO THE ENTIRE

COUNTRY.

THE MEASURE, SPONSORED BY

CONGRESSMAN TRENT FRANKS IS

DESIGNED TO PREVENT THE

ABORTION OF UNBORN CHILDREN

WHO COULD FEEL PAIN.

THE BILL WOULD BAN ABORTIONS

AFTER 20 WEEKS IN ALL CASES,

EXCEPT WHEN THE MOTHER'S

LIFE IS IN DANGER.

ALL FOUR DEMOCRATS ON THAT

PANEL VOTED AGAINST IT,

SAYING IT IS

UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

THE 1973 ROE VS. WADE

ALLOWED WOMEN TO HAVE AN

ABORTION UNTIL AROUNDTHE

24th WEEK OF PREGNANCY.

A BIG VICTORY FOR CHURCHES

IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC.

THE COUNTRY'S HIGHEST COURT

UPHELD A GOVERNMENT'S PLAN

TO PAY BILLIONS OF DOLLARS

TORELIGIOUS GROUPS.

THE MONEY ISCOMPENSATION

FOR PROPERTY THE FORMER

COMMUNISTREGIME SEIZED FROM

THE GROUPS.

THE CHURCHES HAVEBEEN

FIGHTING THIS BATTLE SINCE

THE 1989 FALL OF COMMUNISM.

UNDER THE PLAN, 16 RELIGIOUS

GROUPS, INCLUDING ROMAN

CATHOLICS, PROTESTANTS, AND

JEWS, WILL GET $3 BILLION

OVER THE NEXT 30 YEARS.

AND THEY'LL GET 56% OF THEIR

PROPERTY NOW HELD BY THE

STATE.

YOU CAN ALWAYS GET THE

LATEST FROM CBN NEWS BY

GOING TO OUR WEBSITE AT

CBNNEWS.COM.

WE'LL BE BACK WITH MORE OF

"THE 700 CLUB" AFTER THIS.

Terry: WE WANT TO

"BRING IT ON" WITH SOME OF

THE E-MAIL QUESTIONS YOU'VE

SENT TO YOU US. THE FIRST

ONE IS FROM JULIE WHO SAYS,

"I'M PART OF A CHRISTIAN

FAMILY WHO DOESN'T ACT THE

WAY A CHRISTIAN FAMILY

SHOULD.

THEY PARTICIPATE IN GOSPEL

AND SLANDER.

WHEN YOU GO TO THEM IN LOVE

TO DISCUSS THEIR SIN, THEY

GET DEFENSIVE, MAKE EXCUSES,

AND JUSTIFY THEIR BEHAVIORS

AS TRYING TO HELP.

THEY SAY THEIR GOSPEL HAS

GOOD INTENTIONS.

HOW DO YOU MINISTER TO THESE

PEOPLE WHO GO TO CHURCH

WEEKLY, SERVE AND SING IN

THE CHOIR?"

Pat: THERE ARE MILLIONS

OF PEOPLE LIKE THAT IN

CHURCHES.

I DON'T KNOW IF YOU'RE GOING

TO TAKE CARE OF ALL OF THAT

OR NOT.

ONE PASTOR SAID, HOW CAN YOU

SHEPHERD THEM WHO AIN'T

SHEEP?

THEY'RE MEMBERS OF CHURCHES,

AND THEY THINK THEY'RE DOING

WELL.

THE BIBLE SAYS IF YOU SEE

SOMEBODY OVERTAKING A

THOUGHT, GO TO SUCH A ONE IN

A SPIRIT OF MEEKNESS, BEING

CAREFUL YOU, YOURSELF, ARE

NOT TEMPTED.

THESE ARE YOUR FAMILY

MEMBERS.

I THINK THE BIG THING, IN

THAT CASE, IF THEY WON'T

LISTEN TO YOU, JUST FIND

OTHER COMPANIONS AND OTHER

FRIENDS.

I KNOW IT IS HURTFUL, AND

JUST DON'T JOIN IN THE

SLEANTD.

SLANDER.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT ELSE TO

SAY.

YOU CAN'T REALLY GET OUT OF

YOUR OWN FAMILY.

IF THEY WON'T LISTEN, IT IS

BETWEEN THEM AND THE LORD.

Terry: JERRY SAYS,

"WHEN JESUS TALKED ABOUT

STORING TREASURES IN HEAVEN,

WHAT DID HE MEAN AND HOW DO

WE STORE THEM FOR HEAVEN?"

Pat: TO STORE UP

TREASURES FOR HEAVEN, YOU

CAN DO IT, FIRST OF ALL, BY

GIVING.

BUT AS YOU HELP OTHERS, AS

YOU HAVE ACTS OF KINDNESS,

THE BIBLE TALKS ABOUT FINE

LINEN GARMENTS WHICH ARE THE

RIGHTEOUS DEEDS OF THE

RIGHTEOUS MESSENGERS.

SO AS WE ARE HELPING OTHERS,

AS WE'RE DOING KINDNESS, AS

WE'RE GIVING TO OTHERS OF

OURSELVES, OF OUR MONEY, AND

OF OUR GOODS, WE ARE STORING

UP TREASURES IN HEAVEN.

AND THAT'S WHAT -- YOU KNOW,

A LOT OF PEOPLE SPEND MOST

OF THEIR LIVES TRYING TO

ACCUMULATE MONEY HERE ON

EARTH.

AND JESUS SAID MONTH AND

RUST WILL CORRODE THAT

STUFF, AND THIEVES WILL

BREAK IN AND STEAL, BUT YOU

WANT YOUR TREASURE IN

HEAVEN, WHERE THEY CAN'T GET

AT IT.

THAT'S HOW YOU GET TREASURE,

BY DOING SOMETHING FOR OTHER

PEOPLE, ACTS OF LOVE.

Terry: CAROL SAYS,

"PAT, CAN YOU PLEASE TELL ME

WHAT THE FOLLOWING SCRIPTURE

MEANS, QUOTE,"NOT EVERYONE

WHO SAYS TO ME LORD, LORD,

SHALL ENTER THE KINGDOM OF

HEAVEN, BUT HE WHO DOES THE

WILL OF MY FATHER IN

HEAVEN.

DOES THIS MEAN WE MAY NOT BE

SAVED EVEN IF WE HAVE SAID

THE SINNER'S PRAYER?"

Pat: SAYING A PRAYER IS

JUST NOT GOING TO GET YOU

SAVED.

IT'S WHAT IN YOUR HEART.

ARE YOU REALLY, IN TRUTH,

REPENTANT OF SIN?

AND ARE YOU REALLY, IN

TRUTH, TURNING TO THE LORD.

IF YOU DO, THE SPIRIT OF THE

LORD COMES IN YOU AND YOU

ARE BORN AGAIN.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE TALKING

ABOUT ARE PEOPLE IN

RELIGIOUS SYSTEMS SAYING OH,

PRAISE THE LORD, AND LORD

THIS, AND NOT EVERYONE WHO

SAYS, LORD, LORD, IS GOING

TO GET IN.

IT IS MORE THAN JUST SAYING

LORD, LORD.

IT IS SOMETHING IN YOUR

HEART.

YOU CAN'T SAY THAT JESUS IS

LORD BUT BY THE HOLY SPIRIT,

AND THESE THINGS ARE

ENERGIZED BY THE SPIRIT.

I THINK JESUS WAS TALKING

ABOUT PEOPLE IN HIS DAY AND

TIME WHO WERE SAYING DIDN'T

WE WALK WITH YOU IN YOUR

CITY?

DIDN'T WE SIT DOWN AND EAT

MEALS WITH YOU?

DIDN'T YOU TEACH AMONG US?

AND JESUS IS GOING TO SAY

APART FROM ME YOU CURSED.

I NEVER KNEW YOU.

BUT THOSE WHO DO THE WILL OF

MY FATHER, WHICH IS IN

HEAVEN.

SO IT IS NOT A LITTLE PRAYER

YOU PRAY FOR A RELIGIOUS

EXERCISE.

AM I COMMITTED TO DOING THE

WILL OF OUR HEAVENLY

FATHER.

THAT'S WHAT HE SAID AND

THAT'S WHAT HE MEANS.

Terry: THIS IS KAREN

WHO SAYS, "WHY SHOULD WE

SPEND SO MUCH EFFORT TRYING

TO EVANGELIZE THE WORLD WHEN

WE HAVE SO MANY PROBLEMS IN

OUR OWN COUNTRY?"

Pat: IF YOU LOOK AT THE

AMOUNT OF MONEY BEING SPENT

HERE IN AMERICA, OUR BUDGET

AND OUR NATION IS -- WHAT IS

IT, $3.5 TRILLION, IN THAT

RANGE, AND FOR OTHER THINGS,

MUCH, MUCH MORE, AND THE

AMOUNT OF MONEY -- EXCUSE

ME, MY THROAT IS GOING BAD.

THE AMOUNT OF MONEY BEING

SPENT ON OVERSEAS MISSIONS

IS MINISCULE COMPARED TO

THAT.

MINISCULE.

SO YOU'VEGOT A WHOLE WORLD,

SIX TO SEVEN BILLION

PEOPLE -- YOU'VE GOT

300 MILLION IN AMERICA, AND

THE 300 MILLION ARE GETTING

ALL OF THIS STUFF.

WE HAVE CHURCHES ON EVERY

CORNER AND TV SHOWS, AND ALL

OF THIS STUFF IN AMERICA,

AND ALL OF THESE MILLIONS OF

PEOPLE ARE GOING TO HELL.

AND WE NEED TO DO BOTH.

WE NEED TO DO BOTH.

Terry: THIS IS VIVIENNE

WHO SAYS, "I'M A WIDOW,

SENIOR CITIZEN, LIVING ON A

FIXED INCOME.

I GIVE TO SOME CHARITIES AND

MY CHURCH.

HOWEVER, I DO NOT GIVE THE

FULL 10% THAT GOD INSTRUCTS

US TO GIVE.

I FEEL LIKE GOD IS TELLING

ME TO START GIVING THE FULL

10%.

DOES MY TITHE COUNT IF I

GIVE TO DIFFERENT CHARITIES

AND MY CHURCH, OR DO I HAVE

TO GIVE IT ALL TO MY

CHURCH?"

Pat: I THINK IT IS THE

WORK OF THE LORD.

THESE ARE THE GIFTS.

THERE ARE CHARITIES THAT

NEED YOUR GIFTS.

I THINK ALL OF THOSE THINGS

IN THE REPOSITORY OF GOD'S

GOODNESS, SO -- I KNOW THERE

ARE A LOT OF LOCAL CHURCHES

THAT THINK YOUR TITHE

BELONGS TO THE CHURCH, AND

THAT'S A GREAT THING FOR

PASTORS TO TELL YOU BECAUSE

IT HELPS THEM.

IF I'M GOING TO PREACH, I

WANT ALL OF YOUR MONEY GOING

TO CBN BECAUSE THAT'S GOD'S

STOREHOUSE.

THAT'S NICE, BUT THAT AIN'T

WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS.

YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING?

I DON'T KNOW ANYTHING IN THE

BIBLE THAT TELLS YOU THAT

YOUR TITHE BELONGS TO THE

LOCAL CHURCH.

OUR CO-HOST WHO WILL NOT BE

MENTIONED, WAS FURIOUS WITH

ME BECAUSE I SUGGESTED SHE

GO SOME PLACE ELSE.

Terry: PEOPLE SOMETIMES

HAVE BEEN TAUGHT THAT --

Pat: CONSTANTLY TAUGHT

IT.

WHAT PASTOR WOULD BE FOOLISH

ENOUGH TO TELL PEOPLE

OTHERWISE.

Terry: YES.

ASK THE LORD WHERE HE WANTS

YOU TO GIVE.

Pat: I THINK THAT'S

IT.

IT BELONGS TO THE LORD.

Terry: THIS IS FROM

CINDY WHO SAYS, "I RECENTLY

DISCOVERED THAT A PERSON HAS

BEEN LYING ABOUT ME TO

FRIENDS.

SHE ATTACKED ME VERBALLY,

WHILE I HAD NO ONE TO VOUCH

FOR WHAT REALLY HAPPENED.

SHE USED HER HUSBAND TO

VERIFY THINGS THAT DIDN'T

TAKE PLACE.

NOW I'M HURT AND I LOOK LIKE

THE LIAR.

WHAT DO I DO?"

Pat: WHAT YOU DO IS

OFFER IT UP TO THE LORD, AND

YOU ASK HIM TO VINDICATE

YOU.

YOU KNOW, IF MY PARENTS CAST

ME OFF, THE LORD WILL PICK

ME UP.

WHAT YOU DO IS LIVE LIKE

JESUS DID.

THEY LIED ABOUT HIM ALL THE

TIME.

BUT HE NEVER TALKED BACK TO

THEM.

HE SPOKE WHAT WAS TRUTH.

AND SOMETIMES HE REBUKED

THEM.

BUT IN THIS CASE, SUFFER

YOURSELF TO BE DEFRAUDED,

AND ALLOW YOURSELF TO BE

SLANDERED.

IT HAPPENS TO ALL OF US.

Terry: IT IS SO HARD.

THERE ARE SUCH EMOTIONS THAT

RISE UP WHEN IT IS

UNFAIR --

Pat: BUT ALL IT WILL DO

IS LEAD TO ONE RECRIMINATION

AFTER ANOTHER.

Terry: THANK YOU FOR

ALL OF YOUR QUESTIONS.

WE'LL ANSWER SOME MORE

TOMORROW.

EVERYBODY DAY, CBN'S

"ORPHAN'S PROMISE" PROVIDES

SAFE HOMES FOR THOUSANDS OF

CHILDREN AROUND THE WORLD.

LIKE THESE TWO BROTHERS FROM

VIETNAM.

AT THE AGES OF JUST FOUR AND

ONE, THEY HAD TO BEG FOR

FOOD JUST TO SURVIVE,

BEGGING ON THE SIDE OF THE

ROAD.

LOM WAS FOUR YEARS OLD, AND

VON 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 DIDN'T LET US IN.

Terry: THE BROTHERS SAT

NEXT TO THE STREET, HOPING

THAT SOMEONE WOULD SEE THEM

AND HELP THEM.

VON WAS CRYING SO HARD

BECAUSE HE WASSTARVING.

BUT I COULDN'T DO ANYTHING

TO HELP HIM.

Terry: 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 BE 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 VON 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: CAN YOU IMAGINE

BEING FOUR YEARS OLD AND

BEING TOTALLY RESPONSIBLE

FOR YOUR 1-YEAR-OLD

BROTHER?

THESE ARE CHILDREN WHO HAVE

NO PLACE TO GO, NO ONE TO

FEED THEM OR DRESS THEM, AND

NO HOPE OF EDUCATION.

AND THEN YOU COME RIGHT INTO

THE MIDST OF THEIR NEED AND

YOU GIVE THEIR LIVES HOPE.

YOU GIVE THEM A FUTURE.

YOU TEACH THEM THAT THEY'RE

VALUABLE, AND YOU TEACH THEM

ABOUT THE LOVE OF A FATHER

WHO WILL NEVER LEAVE THEM.

WE WANT TO SAY THANK YOU.

BECAUSE IF YOU'RE A "700

CLUB" MEMBER, YOU'RE A PART

OF THAT.

"ORPHANS' PROMISE" IS A CBN

MINISTRY, AND WE'RE WORKING

AROUND THE WORLD IN MORE

THAN 50 COUNTRIES, TOUCHING

THE LIVES OF KIDS WHO ARE

ABANDONED, WHO ARE REJECTED,

AND WHO HAVE NO PLACE TO

GO.

AND THEN YOU GIVE THEM A

PLACE TO BELONG.

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB" TODAY.

YOU'RE MAKING SUCH A

DIFFERENCE.

THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF

THOUSANDS OF KIDS IN

CIRCUMSTANCES LIKE THIS.

SO BE A PART OF THE ANSWER.

IT IS 65 CENTS A DAY, $20 A

MONTH.

CALL THE NUMBER AND YOUR

SCREEN, 1-800-759-0700.

JUST SAY, I WANT TO JOIN

"THE 700 CLUB."

AND, BY THE WAY, WHEN YOU

DO, WILL YOU DO IT USING

PLEDGE EXPRESS?

THAT'S ELECTRONIC MONTHLY

GIVING.

IT MEANS YOUR BANK DOES ALL

OF THE WORK.

I LOVE IT.

NO STAMPS, NO ENVELOPES, NO

HAVING TO REMEMBER WHEN IT

IS TIME TO SEND YOUR GIFT.

IT IS ALL DONE FOR YOU.

BUT IT SAVES US MONEY IN

PROCESSING COSTS SO WE'RE

ABLE TO PUT EVEN MORE OF

YOUR GIFTS INTO THE LIVES OF

KIDS LIKE LOM AND VON.

SO CALL NOW.

WE'RE GOING TO SEND YOU THE

"OUR FATHER" TEACHING THAT

GORDON JUST DID AS A THANK

YOU.

AND FOR USING PLEDGE

EXPRESS, YOU'LL GET "POWER

FOR LIFE" PRAYER TEACHINGS

EVERY MONTH.

THEY'LL BE A BLESSING TO

YOU.

BUT, MOST OF ALL, YOU'LL

HAVE THE SATISFACTION OF

KNOWING YOU'RE TOUCHING

SOMEONE ELSE'S LIFE AND

REALLY MAKING A DIFFERENCE.

CAN COMING UP, THE

9-YEAR-OLD WHO ALMOST HAD TO

WALK AROUND WITH NINE TOES.

MY GRANDMOTHER WAS A

NURSE, AND SHE THOUGHT IF I

DIDN'T DO SOMETHING ABOUT

IT, IT WOULD EAT MY TOE OFF,

LITERALLY.

I WAS TERRIFIED.

Terry: HEAR HOW HE WAS

ACTUALLY HEALED WITHOUT

GOING TO THE DOCTOR.

*

Terry: WELL, TIMMY

MICHEM WAS AFRAID TO GO TO

THE DOCTOR.

THAT'S WHY THE 9-YEAR-OLD

HID THE INFECTION SPREADING

ON HIS FOOT FROM HIS

PARENTS.

UNTIL HE COULDN'T HIDE IT

ANY LONGER.

Reporter: WHEN TIMMY'S

FOOT STARTED BOTHERING HIM,

HE DIDN'T THINK MUCH OF IT.

IT FELT LIKE NOTHING AT

FIRST, BUT THEN IT STARTED

GETTING WORSE AND WORSE.

IT WAS ITCHING AT FIRST AND

THEN IN, LIKE, A WEEK IT

STARTED TO HURT.

I STARTED SCRATCHING, AND IT

STARTED STINGING.

AND IT WAS REALLY HURTING BY

THEN.

Reporter: IT WAS A

FUNGAL INFECTION THAT GOT SO

BAD, TIMMY STOPPED RUNNING

WITH HIS MOM, EMILY, BUT HE

NEVER SAID ANYTHING TO HIS

MOM OR DAD BECAUSE HE WAS

SCARED OF GOING TO THE

DOCTOR.

EVERYTHING SOUNDS PAINFUL

IN DOCTORS' TERMS.

Reporter: THEN ONE DAY

AS THEY WERE GETTING READY

TO GO OUT, EMILY SAW TIMMY'S

FOOT.

I SAW A PRETTY BAD

INFECTION, AND SO I GOT

SCARED.

IT WAS PRETTY GRUESOME,

SO SHE WAS FREAKING OUT A

LOT.

I DID FREAK OUT.

WHY DIDN'T YOU TELL ME?

I THOUGHT, THAT'S MY BABY

AND HIS PERFECT FEET.

SO I DID CRY.

I WAS, LIKE, WHAT ARE WE

GOING TO DO?

MY GRANDMOTHER IS A

NURSE, AND SHE THOUGHT IF I

DIDN'T DO SOMETHING ABOUT

IT, IT WOULD EAT MY TOE OFF,

LITERALLY.

I FELT TERRIFIED.

Reporter: THEY STARTED

TREATING THE INFECTION WITH

ANTI-FUNGAL OINTMENTS AND

EXPECTED TO SEE RESULTS.

I THOUGHT, THIS IS NOT

MOVING ALONG LIKE IT

SHOULD.

WE WEREN'T SEEING ANY

HEALING COMING FROM THAT,

BUT WE WERE PRAYING, TOO.

Reporter: THEN ONE DAY

SHE WAS WATCHING TV FROM THE

KITCHEN.

I RECORD "THE 700 CLUB"

EVERY DAY.

I WAS WATCHING IT, AND I

HEARD TERRY SAY, THERE IS A

PARENT WHO IS PRAYING FOR

YOUR CHILD, TIMOTHY.

THERE IS A PARENT PRAYING

FOR A CHILD NAMED TIMMY.

GOD HAS HEARD YOUR PRAYER,

AND THE THING YOU HAVE ASKED

FOR WILL BE DONE.

IT WAS SUCH A PERSONAL

WORD OF KNOWLEDGE, I GOT SO

EMOTIONAL.

TIMOTHY, COME HERE!

MOM WAS YELLING, SO I

CAME DOWNSTAIRS.

I WAS YELLING AND

PRAISING.

BUT HE KNEW, ONCE I GOT HOLD

OF HIM, IT WASN'T ANYTHING

BAD.

Reporter: EMILY PLAYED

THE CLIP AGAIN AND THEY

WATCHED IT TOGETHER.

THERE ARE PARENTS PRAYING

FOR A GOD NAMED TIMOTHY.

I THOUGHT IT WOULD GET

HEALED IN A COUPLE OF DAYS,

AND I WAS REALLY HAPPY, BUT

IT TURNED OUT IT GOT HEALED

IN A COUPLE OF HOURS.

I DID SEE A CHANGE RIGHT

AWAY.

I FELT GOOD BECAUSE I

COULD RUN WITH MOM ON THE

JOGGING TRAILS AND I COULD

DO ALL OF THE STUFF I WANTED

TO DOBEFORE.

Reporter: TIMMY HAD

HEARD ABOUT WORDS OF

KNOWLEDGE BEFORE, BUT HE

NEVER REALLY UNDERSTOOD WHAT

THEY WERE OR HOW THEY WORKED

UNTIL THAT DAY.

I KNEW THAT GOD CARED

ABOUT ME, AND HE WANTED TO

PROTECT ME.

AND I THOUGHT HE WAS REALLY

NICE AT THAT TIME.

[LAUGHTER]

Terry: HE IS ADORABLE,

ISN'T HE?

I THINK HIS FAITH IS JUST

SUCH A LESSON FOR ALL OF

US.

HE'S SO OPEN TO GOD, SO

BELIEVING, SO TRUSTING.

Pat: HERE IS SOMETHING

THAT HAPPENED, WANITA, IN

WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA,

HAD AN EYE CONDITION.

VERY ITCHY EYE LIDS AND

FORMATION OF CRUST, AND

TERRY, YOU HAD A WORD THAT

DESCRIBED THIS.

AND SHE SAID, THAT'S ME.

SHE REACHED UP TO SCRATCH

AND RUB HER EYES, AND THEY

FELT DIFFERENT.

SHE REALIZED SHE HAD BEEN

HEALED AND THE PROBLEM HAS

NOT RETURNED.

Terry: THIS IS LARRY.

HE LIVES IN PENNSYLVANIA,

AND HAD PROGRESSIVE

ARTHRITIS FOR WELL OVER A

DECADE.

IT HAD REACHED THE POINT

WHERE HE COULDN'T EVEN TURN

HIS NECK, AND HIS THUMBS

WOULD LOCK UP.

HE WAS TAKING A PRESCRIPTION

MEDICATION FOR THE

CONDITION, BUT IT DIDN'T

ALLEVIATE THE PAIN.

ONE DAY WHILE HE WAS IN THE

DOCTOR'S OFFICE, THIS

PROGRAM WAS ON THE

TELEVISION.

AND PAT, YOU GAVE THIS WORD

OF KNOWLEDGE.

GOD IS HEALING ARTHRITIS

NOW, IN YOUR JOINTS AND YOUR

LIMBS AND YOUR SPINE.

LARRY CLAIMED THE WORDS, AND

HE FELT SOMETHING MOVE

THROUGH HIM.

HE HAD THE FULL RANGE OF

MOTION IN HIS NECK AND

THUMBS, AND HE HAS NOT HAD

ANY RECURRING ARTHRITIS.

Pat: SITTING IN A

DOCTOR'S OFFICE, WATCHING

THIS PROGRAM.

WE WANT TO PRAY NOW -- TIME

IS RUNNING OUT.

BUT YOU PRAY FOR US, AND

WE'LL PRAY FOR YOU.

FATHER, THANK YOU FOR WHAT

YOU'RE GOING TO DO.

SOMEBODY HAS BAD ECZEMA, AND

IT IS OOZING AND NASTY, AND

GOD HAS JUST TOUCHED YOU.

IT WILL BE LIKE AN ANGELIC

HAND WILL BE OVER THAT SKIN,

AND IT WILL BE AS CLEAN AND

PURE AS A BABY'S, IN THE

NAME OF JESUS.

TERRY?

Terry: SOMEONE WITH

VASCULAR PROBLEMS, AND IT IS

REALLY A PROBLEM WITH YOUR

LEGS, BEING ABLE TO STAND

AND MOVE COMFORTABLY, GOD IS

HEALING YOU.

Pat: SOMEBODY HAS AN

INFECTION AND IT IS CAUSING

NIGHT SWEATS.

AND YOU'RE REALLY CONCERNED

BECAUSE IT IS LIKE MONO, BUT

IT IS THE SAME KIND OF

THING.

GOD IS SETTING YOU FREE

RIGHT NOW.

HE IS BURNING THAT VIRUS OUT

OF YOUR SYSTEM.

LORD, FOR PEOPLE IN THIS

AUDIENCE, LET THE POWER OF

GOD TOUCH THEM AND MEET

THEIR NEEDS IN EVERY

RESPECT.

IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

AND AMEN.

THANKS FOR BEING WITH US.

THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE

FOR THIS PROGRAM.

IF YOU NEED PRAYER, OUR

COUNSELLORS ARE ON THE

PHONE.

YOU PROBABLY SAW A FEW YEARS

AGO THAT VERY TOUCHING MOVIE

"THE BLIND SIDE," AND LEIGH

ANNE TUOHY IS HERE TELLING

HOW SHE IS HELPING OTHER

AT-RISK KIDS.

THESE WORDS FROM THE PSALMS:

"CAST YOUR BURDEN ON THE

LORD, AND HE SHALL SUSTAIN

YOU."

FOR LEE AND TERRY AND ALL OF

US, THIS IS PAT ROBERTSON.

SEE YOU TOMORROW.

BYE-BYE.

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