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The 700 Club - June 21, 2013

High wire artist Nik Wallenda talks about his Grand Canyon tightrope walk. Plus, Emily suffered for pain related to a rib injury for 15 years. In an instant, a prayer on the 700 Club brought healing. Read Transcript


MY GREAT GRANDFATHER SET

LIFE IS ON THE WIRE, AND

EVERYTHING ELSE IS JUST

WAITING.

RAGING WATERS ON MY LIFE --

Gordon: NEXT THE GRAND

CANYON.

DARE-DEVIL NIK WALLENDA

SHARES HOW HE ACHIEVES

BALANCE.

Gordon: ATOP A TWO-INCH

WIRE A THOUSAND FEET IN THE

AIR.

THERE IS THAT LIGHT AT

THE END OF THE TUNNEL.

[APPLAUSE]

Gordon: WELCOME TO "THE

700 CLUB."

INVESTORS ARE HOPING FOR

SOME RELIEF AFTER THE BIG

SELLOFFS IN THE FINANCIAL

MARKETS.

NOW THEIR QUESTION IS WHAT'S

NEXT?

Wendy: MANY ARE HOPING

THAT THE WORST IS OVER, BUT

SOME SAY THE MARKET WILL

FALL EVEN MORE IN THE DAYS

AHEAD.

GARY LANE HA HAS THE

STORY.

Reporter: MARKETS IN

ASIA AND EUROPE BOUNCE

BACK.

IN THE U.S., THE DOW JONES

INDUSTRIAL AVERAGE

PLUMMETTED 353 POINTS.

IT IS LIKE A PERFECT

STORM OUT THERE THIS WEEK.

Reporter: THE FALL CAME

AFTER BEN BERNANKE ANNOUNCED

THE FED MAY START PULLING

BACK FROM ITS ECONOMIC

STIMULUS EFFORTS.

THAT WILL BRING HIGHER

INTEREST RATES, AND SOME

INVESTORS FEAR IT WILL HARM

ECONOMIC GROWTH.

HOUSING PRICES ARE

INCREASING IN MANY PARTS OF

THE COUNTRY.

THAT IS GOOD NEWS FOR

SELLERS, BUT BUYERS ARE NOW

PAYING 1% MORE FOR A

MORTGAGE.

INTEREST RATES ON MOST HOME

LOANS ARE UP TO MORE THAN

4%.

COMMODITY PRICES FELL

THURSDAY.

GOLD PLUNGED BY NEARLY $88

TO $1286 AN OUNCE, AND

SILVER 8.6%.

AND GASOLINE FUTURES FELL

MORE THAN 3%.

SOME ECONOMISTS SAY THE

PUBLIC SHOULD NOT BE ALARMED

BECAUSE THE ECONOMY IS

IMPROVING.

175,000 JOBS WERE ADDED LAST

MONTH.

AND SO FAR THIS YEAR THE

STOCK MARKET

IS STILL UP

MORE THAN 11%.

MOST ANALYSTS BELIEVE

THURSDAY'S MARKET SLIDE WAS

JUST A CORRECTION.

NOT A SIGN OF MORE

VOLATILITY TO COME.

THEY BELIEVE THE MARKETS ARE

SIMPLY ADJUSTING, COMING TO

TERMS WITH A NEW REALITY AS

THE PERIOD OF U.S.

GOVERNMENT STIMULUS MAY BE

NEARING AN END.

OR ECONOMY IS GETTING

BETTER, AND NOW IT IS TIME

FOR US TO SEE HOW WE CAN DO

IT ON OUR OWN.

ONCE WE GET THROUGH THAT

PERIOD, I THINK WE'RE GOING

TO REALIZE WE'RE GOING TO BE

OKAY, AND THINGS ARE GOING

TO GET BACK TO NORMAL.

Reporter: GARY LANE,

CBN NEWS.

Gordon: IN ECONOMICS IN

SCHOOL, THEY TAUGHT THIS

THEORY THAT MARKETS ARE

INHERENTLY RATIONAL, BUT

THESE DAYS I THINK THEY'RE

INHERENTLY IRRATIONAL.

IF IT DOES FINALLY EVEN OUT

AND THE ECONOMY DOES

RECOVER, THEN, YEAH, WE'LL

SEE A PRETTY BIG RISE IN THE

STOCK MARKET.

WE'RE LEARNING MORE AND MORE

ABOUT THE MASSIVE GOVERNMENT

SURVEILLANCE PROGRAMS, AND

JUST HOW EASILY THEY CAN

FIND OUT WHAT PEOPLE ARE

DOING.

GEORGE THOMAS HAS THAT

STORY.

George: THAT'S RIGHT,

GORDON.

ANY TIME YOU USE YOUR

SMARTPHONE TO POST SOMETHING

LIKE A PICTURE TO THE

INTERNET, YOU CAN BE GIVING

AWAY YOUR LOCATION TO THE

GOVERNMENT.

THAT'S BECAUSE YOUR CELL

PHONE CONTAINS G.P.S.

INFORMATION.

AND COMPUTERS CAN FIGURE OUT

WHERE AND WHEN YOU PUT THAT

PICTURE ON LINE.

THE GOVERNMENT CAN USE ITS

DATA PROGRAMS TO TRACK

PEOPLE'TO TRACK PEOPLE'S

MOVEMENTS.

MOST PEOPLE

DON'T REALIZE

HOW MUCH

INFORMATION THEY'RE

ACTUALLY GIVING OUT.

OVERSEAS, BRAZIL'S

GOVERNMENT CALLED

AN

EMERGENCY MEETING TODAY WITH

HER TOP CABINET OFFICIALS.

THE PRESIDENT DID THAT.

AFTER AN ESTIMATED ONE

MILLION PEOPLE STAGED

PROTESTS IN MORE THAN 80

CITIES.

THEY WERE THE BIGGEST

DEMONSTRATIONS YET AGAINST

THE GOVERNMENT.

PEOPLE SAY THEY'RE TIRED OF

PAYING HIGH TAXES BUT

GETTING LOW QUALITY PUBLIC

SERVICES.

THEY SAY GOVERNMENT IS TOO

CORRUPT AND HAS TO CHANGE.

A PLAN TO TIGHTEN SECURITY

ALONG AMERICA'S BORDER WITH

MEXICO HAS GOTTEN BIPARTISAN

SUPPORT IN CONGRESS.

AFTER WEEKS OF NEGOTIATIONS,

SENATE LAWMAKERS AGREED TO

AMEND A BILL TO INCLUDE

ENHANCED BORDER SECURITY

MEASURES IN EXCHANGE FOR

IMMIGRATION REPORT.

CHARLENE ISRAEL HAS THAT

STORY.

Reporter: FOR

REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS,

INCREASED SECURITY WAS THE

DEALBREAKER IN SUPPORTING A

SENATE INGRATION BILL.

WE DON'T HAVE CONTROL OF

OUR SOUTHERN EASTERN

BORDER.

Reporter: THERE IS A

SO-CALLED SURGE, PLACING

20,000 NEW FEDERAL AGENTS

ALONG AMERICA'S SOUTHERN

BORDER.

ADDING 700 MORE FILES OF

MEN'S ALONG THE U.S.-MEXICO

BORDER, AND BUYING NEW

SURVEILLANCE DRONES TO TRACK

ILLEGAL BORDER CROSSING.

ALL AT A PRICE TAG OF SOME

$30 BILLION OVER A DECADE.

FOR DEMOCRATIC LAWMAKERS,

CREATING A PATHWAY FOR

UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS TO

GET U.S. CITIZENSHIP IS

KEY.

THESE 11 MILLION PEOPLE

PLAY A CRUCIAL ROLE IN OUR

ECONOMIES.

THESE 11 MILLION PEOPLE NEED

A PATHWAY TO GET RIGHT WITH

THE LAW.

Reporter: UNDER THE

COMPROMISE, IMMIGRANTS

LIVING HERE ILLEGALLY WOULD

BE PUT ON A PATHWAY TO

CITIZENSHIP AS THE ADD ED

ADDED SECURITY IS

IMPLEMENTED.

THE SO-CALLED EIGHT SENATORS

INVOLVED IN THE NEGOTIATIONS

ARE HOPING THE NEW PLANS

WILL HELP IT PASS THE BILL

AS IT HEADS TO THE HOUSE.

JOHN BOEHNER SAYS IT WOULD

TAKE SOME BIPARTISAN FOR ANY

IMMIGRATION BILL TO PASS.

ANY IMMIGRATION REFORM

BILL THAT IS GOING TO GO

INTO LAW OUGHT TO HAVE THE

MAJORITY OF BOTH PARTIES'

SUPPORT IF WE'RE REALLY

SERIOUS ABOUT MAKING THAT

HAPPEN.

Reporter: CHARLENE

ISRAEL, CBN NEWS.

George: THANKS,

CHARLENE.

IMMIGRATION REFORM WAS ONE

OF THE TOP ISSUES FOR

HISPANIC CHRISTIANS IN

WASHINGTON, AS THEY CAME

FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY FOR

A THREE-DAY CONFERENCE TO

TALK ABOUT ISSUES AFFECTING

THE LATINO COMMUNITY.

CULMINATING WITH THE

NATIONAL HISPANIC PRAYER

BREAKFAST.

PAUL STRAND WAS THERE AND

HAS THIS STORY.

*

Reporter: MUSIC AND

PRAYER.

[SPEAKING A

FOREIGN LANGUAGE]

Reporter: FILLED THE

ROOM AT THE NATIONAL

HISPANIC PRAYER BREAKFAST.

HUNDREDS GATHERED TO PRAY

FOR THE NATION, THEIR

LEADERS AND COMMUNITIES,

WORLD PEACE AND MORE.

WE KNOW THERE IS POWER IN

NUMBER.

THE BIBLE SAYS THAT THREE

BONDED ACCORD IS A LOT

STRONGER THAN A TWO-BONDED

ONE.

I THINK THAT IS TRUE IN

EVERY SENSE OF THE WORL.

Reporter: ONE TOPIC ON

EVERYONE'S MIND?

IT HAS BEEN SO MANY YEARS

SINCE PRESIDENT BUSH

DECLARED WE NEEDED TO CREATE

SOME COMPREHENSIVE REFORM,

AND PRESIDENT OBAMA IS IN

HIS SECOND TERM, AND HE

PROMISED IN HIS FIRST TERM

HE WOULD DO SOMETHING ABOUT

IT AND NOTHING HAPPENED.

Reporter: WILL IT

PASS?

IF SO, WHEN?

WE SPOKE WITH SENATOR

REID, AND WE'RE HOPING BY

JULY 4th THE SENATE WILL

HAVE AN AGREEMENT.

WE SPOKE WITH LEADERS OF THE

REPUBLICAN HOUSE, MR. CANTOR

AND HIS LEADERSHIP TEAM, AND

THEY'RE GOING TO BE PICKING

IT UP RIGHT AWAY.

IT IS OUR HOPE AND PRAYER WE

WILL HAVE IMMIGRATION REFORM

BEFORE THE SUMMER IS OVER.

Reporter: EVEN THOUGH

THE MEASURE APPEARS TOING

GAINING STEAM, IT COULD TAKE

SOME TIME.

ROMANS 2: 12 TELLS US:

"REJOICE IN HOPE, BE PATIENT

IN TRIBULATION, BE CONSTANT

IN PRAYER."

I CAN'T THINK OF ANOTHER

COMMUNITY THAN THE ROMANS

DESCRIBED BETTER THAN

YOURS.

Reporter: IMMIGRATION

WASN'T THE ONLY THING ON

PEOPLE'S MINDS.

EDUCATION IS THE KEY.

I'M TALKING ABOUT EDUCATION

IN TERMS OF LEARNING THE

LANGUAGE EFFECTIVELY,

LEARNING A PROFESSION.

YOU LEARN THE SKILLS TO BE

PAID A LITTLE MORE MONEY,

AND YOU CAN HAVE A BETTER

STANDARD OF LIVING, AND

THEREFORE IMPROVING THE

POSSIBILITIES FOR YOUR

CHILDREN TO DO BETTER IN

LIFE.

Reporter: AND THERE WAS

ONE COMMON THEME AT THE

EVENT.

WE LIVE IN A WORLD THAT

IS IN CHAOS, AND THE TRUTH

IS THE CHURCH IS THERE TO

PRESENT HOPE, YOU KNOW, AND

WE'RE HERE TO REPRESENT THE

ARMS AND FEET OF JESUS.

Reporter: PAUL STRAND,

CBN NEWS, WASHINGTON.

George: THANKS, PAUL.

GORDON, IT IS SO

EXCITING.

NOT

ONLY IS

THE HISPANIC

COMMUNITY

AFFECTING THE

POLITICAL LANDSCAPE OF OUR

COUNTRY, BUT CLEARLY HAS A

TREMENDOUS IMPACT ON THE

SPIRITUAL FABRIC OF OUR

NATION.

Gordon: GEORGE, AS I

UNDERSTAND IT, ON THE

DEMOGRAPHIC STUDIES, BY THE

YEAR 2040, THE FACE OF

CHRISTIANITY IN AMERICA WILL

BE HISPANIC.

THEY'LL BE THE MAJORITY OF

CHRISTIANS IN THIS NATION.

IF IT WEREN'T FOR THAT

POPULATION, GIVEN THE OTHER

DEMOGRAPHIC TRENDS, THE SORT

OF FAMOUS WASP, WHITE ANGLO

SAXON PROTESTANT IS A DYING

BREED.

Wendy: IT IS REALLY

NICE TO SEE THE VICE

PRESIDENT THERE QUOTING

SCRIPTURE.

QUOTING FROM ROMANS.

VERY NICE TO SEE THAT.

Gordon: YEAH.

Wendy: PRAYER IS ALWAYS

A GOOD IDEA.

PRAY WITHOUT CEASING,

RIGHT.

Gordon: AMEN.

Wendy: UP NEXT, IT IS

CALL AN ENERGY FROM WASTE

FACILITY, AND PEOPLE LIVE

NEAR IT.

I HAVE NO CONCERNS FOR

MYSELF OR MY FAMILY AND MY

THREE KIDS WHO LIVE RIGHT IN

THIS COMMUNITY.

THEY'RE ALL SO INNOCENT,

AND THEY'RE POTENTIALLY

GOING TO HAVE A LOT OF YEARS

ON THEIR LIVES.

Wendy: TRASH

INCINERATION, IS IT HARMFUL

OR NOT?

THAT'S THE QUESTION COMING

UP.

Gordon: LANDFILLS ARE

NOT THE ONLY OPTION FOR

GETTING RID OF TRASH.

SOME WASTE IS DISPOSED OF IN

PLANTS WHERE IT IS BURNED

FOR ENERGY.

AND IF THIS SEEMS LIKE A

GREAT IDEA, THINK AGAIN.

MARK MARTIN TAKES A CLOSER

LOOK AT THE PROCESS I AND

THE POTENTIAL DANGER.

Mark: LIKE A GIANT

CLAW, A HUGE CRANE SLOWLY

DESCENDS INTO A PIT FILLED

WITH TONS OF TRASH OR

MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE AS IT

IS KNOWN IN THE INDUSTRY.

THIS ENERGY RESOURCE

RECOVERY FACILITY NEAR

WASHINGTON, D.C. IS KOVANA

ENERGY'S LARGEST FACILITY.

ACCORDING TO THE E.P.A., IT

IS ONE OF 86 PLANTS TO BURNS

MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE TO

RECOVER ENERGY.

THIS PLANT PROS I PROCESS

IS ABOUT 3,000 TONS OF WASTE

EACH DAY.

THEY SAY IT PRODUCES ENOUGH

ELECTRICITY FOR 80,000

HOMES.

THE FIRST KEY TO A VERY

EFFICIENT AND COMBUSTION

PROCESS IS MIXING THE WASTE

WELL.

YOU CAN SEE AND HEAR THE

CRANES BEHIND ME MIXING THAT

WASTE AND SLOWLY FEEDING IT

TO THE BOILER THAT CREATES A

SCENE THAT THEN MAKES THE

ELECTRICITY FOR THOSE

HOMES.

Mark: HOWEVER, FOR

ATTORNEY MIKE E WA, THE

E WA, THE SITUATION IS

DEFINITELY NOT CLEAN.

WHAT IT REALLY IS WASTE

TURNED INTO TOXIC ASH AND

TOXIC AIR EMISSIONS.

IT RELEASES A LOT OF TOXIC

METALS, LIKE LED AND

CADNIUM, AND CHEMICALS KNOWN

TO SCIENCE, AND THE

CHEMICALS GET INTO THE FOOD

SUPPLY.

Reporter: THE LEADERS

THERE MAINTAIN MEASURES ARE

IN PLACE TO COMPLY WITH

E.P.A. REGULATIONS, AND TO

PRO PEOPLE FROM HARMFUL

EMISSIONS.

THE EFFICIENT RECOVERY OF

THE ENERGY THAT IS IN YOUR

WASTE REALLY HAS MADE IT A

REMARKABLE SOURCE OF

RENEWABLE POWER.

Reporter: THEY ALSO SAY

THE ASH PRODUCED FROM THE

COMBUSTION PROCESS IS SAFELY

STORED.

UP THERE ON THAT RIDGE IS

THE ASH MONOPHIL.

THE WHITE MATERIAL IS LINER

THAT HAS BEEN PUT DOWN TO

PREVENT THE LEACHING OF RAIN

WATER INTO THE SOIL.

IS THERE FUGITIVE ASH

FROM THESE MONOPHILS?

IS THERE METALS LEACHING

OUTS OF THE CONCRETE AS IT

SETS UP?

AND THE ANSWER TO THOSE

QUESTIONS AND THE LONG-TERM

MONITORING IS NO.

IF YOU'VE DONE IT RIGHT, AND

THAT'S WHAT WE SET OUT TO

DO, AND THAT'S WHAT THE

LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL AGENCIES

ASSURE THAT WE DO, THEN YOU

DON'T HAVE AN ISSUE WITH THE

ASH, AND YOU DON'T HAVE AN

ISSUE WITH AIR EMISSIONS

ASSOCIATED WITH THESE

FACILITIES.

I AM NOT IN ANY WAY

CONCERNED FOR MY HEALTH FROM

THAT MONOPHIL.

IT IS VERY WELSH BUILT.

VERY WELL-BUILT, IT FOLLOWS

STRICT GUIDELINES FROM THE

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL

QUALITY.

I HAVE NO CONCERNS FOR

MYSELF OR MY FAMILY AND MY

THREE KIDS WHO LIVE

RIGHT IN

THIS COMMUNITY.

Reporter: MARY JANE

ISN'T CONVINCED.

SHE LIVES ABOUT EIGHT MILES

FROM THE FACILITY.

SHE WANTS TO RAISE AWARENESS

OF THE DANGERS ASSOCIATED

WITH THE COMBUSTION OF

MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE.

I SAW CHILDREN IN THE

STREET PLAYING, SO IT WAS

JUST -- THEY'RE ALL SO

INNOCENT.

AND THEY'RE POTENTIALLY

GOING TO HAVE A LOT OF YEARS

NOT LEFT ON THEIR LIFE.

Reporter: I'M HERE IN

THE NEIGHBORHOOD BELIEVED TO

BE THE CLOSEST TO THE

PLANTER AND THE LANDFILL

WHERE THE ASH IS DUMPED.

YOU CAN SEE THE STACK TO THE

PLANT OVER THERE.

HE SAYS THE PEOPLE LIVING IN

THIS NEIGHBORHOOD ARE

DEFINITELY IN HARM'S WAY.

IF LIVED HERE, I WOULD BE

VERY CONCERNED.

I WOULDN'T WANT TO LIVE IN A

COMMUNITY WHERE THERE ARE SO

MANY CHEMICALS.

WHERE I WOULD BE BREATHING

THEM, AND WHERE THE LANDFILL

GASES WILL BE

AFFECTING THE

COMMUNITY.

Reporter: BRUCE'S

BACKYARD IS NEAR THIS

TREE-LINED RIDGE.

BEHINBEHIND THE RIDGE, THE

LANDFILL.

WHEN I FIRST MOVED IN

HERE, IT WAS TEMPORARY.

BUT IF I WERE TO LIVE HERE

LONGER, I WOULD BE

CONCERNED.

MOST OF THE BIGGEST CONCERN

IS JUST THE SMELL

SOMETIMES.

IT REALLY CAN BE ODOROUS

AROUND HERE IN CERTAIN

MORNINGS.

THERE ARE ODORS BECAUSE

THEY'RE COMING OFF OF THESE

FACILITIES AND HAVE MANY

OTHER CHEMICALS MIXED WITH

THEM.

SOME OF THE CHEMICALS HAVE

ODORS.

MANY OF THE OTHER HUNDREDS

OF CHEMICALS MIXED INTO

THESE GASSES YOU WILL NEVER

SMELL, BUT THEY WILL AFFECT

YOUR HEALTH.

Reporter: DESPITE THE

CONCERNS OF NEIGHBOR

RESIDENTS.

THE FACILITY MANAGER DENIES

ODORS ARE A PROBLEM.

THE COMBUSTION AIR COMES

UNDER THE PIT WALL AND INTO

THE UNIT, ALWAYS KEEPING THE

ODOR INSIDE.

WE'VE -- IN THE 15 YEARS

THAT I HAVE BEEN HERE, THERE

HAS NOT BEEN ONE SINGLE ODOR

COMPLAINT FROM THE

FACILITY.

Reporter: EWAL'S ENERGY

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT DOESN'T

BUY IT.

THEY HAVE TO MAKE SURE

THAT THE I INCINERATOR IS

SHUT DOWN.

WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT

THE LANDFILL STOPS OPERATING

AS WELL BECAUSE IT SHOULDN'T

BE THIS BIG AND CONTINUE TO

EXPAND THIS CLOSE TO

RESIDENTS.

Reporter: MARK MARTIN,

CBN NEWS, LORTON, VIRGINIA.

Gordon: WE ARE ALL

HAVING A PROBLEM WITH OUR

TRASH.

IF YOU THINK JUST

LANDFILLING IT ON ITS OWN

WITHOUT BURNING IT, THERE

ARE PROBLEMS WITH THAT.

THEY CALL THEM A 2,000 YEAR

TOMB WHERE YOU HAVE TO

MAINTAIN PURITY AROUND

THERE.

BUT THIS FLY ASH IS A WHOLE

DIFFERENT THING.

AND WHAT IS RELEASED INTO

THE ATMOSPHERE, WHAT IS IN

THIS FLY ASH, THAT CREATES

ITS OWN LEACHING THAT CAN GO

INTO GROUND WATER AND AFFECT

THE ENVIRONMENT, AND

PARTICULARLY ANY COMMUNITY

LOCATED AROUND IT.

IF YOU'RE IN A COMMUNITY

NEAR ONE OF THESE, YOU NEED

TO GET INFORMED ABOUT WHAT'S

GOING ON.

YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE ABOUT

FLY ASH BY CHECKING OUT MARK

MARTIN'S FIRST STORY ON THE

ISSUE, AND YOU CAN SEE THAT

ONE ON CBN.COM.

WENDY?

Wendy: COMING UP, HE

PLANNED TO BECOME A

PEDIATRICIAN, BUT HE

COULDN'T GIVE UP HIS PASSION

FOR PERFORMING.

I WAS WALKING ACROSS

NIAGARA FALLS, AND THERE WAS

RAGING WATERS ON MY LEFT,

AND BELOW ME, WATERS WERE

BOILING UNDERNEATH.

I FOCUSED ON THE OTHER END.

JUST VERY, VERY SIMILAR TO

OUR WALK WITH CHRIST.

Wendy: NIK WALLENDA

TALKS ABOUT HIS NEXT WALK ON

THE HIGH WIRE ACROSS THE

GRAND CANYON, AFTER THIS.

Gordon: WE'RE HAVING A

"SUPERBOOK" SUMMER, WHERE WE

WANT TO GET THE STORIES OF

THE BIBLE TO THE CHILDREN OF

AMERICA.

AND YOU CAN BE A PART OF

IT.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS GO TO

OUR WEBSITE, super

superbook.tv and you can

check out the listings FOR

THAT.

AND NATIONWIDE, ON ABC

FAMILY CHANNEL, WE'RE GOING

TO BE PLAYING MORE

"SUPERBOOK" EPISODES SO YOUR

KIDS CAN GET THE STORY OF

THE BIBLE.

IF YOU WANT TO GET THE

D.V.D.s -- YOU SAY I DON'T

WANT TO WATCH THEM ON TV.

I WANT TO HAVE THEM.

THERE IS A WAY YOU CAN GET

THEM, BY JOINING THE

"SUPERBOOK" D.V.D. CLUB.

ALALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS

CALL US, 1-800-759-0700 OR

ON CBN.COM.

WE'RE ALREADY INTO SEASON

TWO.

THE EPISODE WE HAVE RIGHT

NOW IS JOSEPH AND PHARAOH'S

DREAM.

AND THEY'RE RELEASED ALL

THIS YEAR, EVERY FOUR TO SIX

WEEKS.

IF USED JOINED THE CLUB,

WE'LL BILL YOU $25, AND

WE'LL RUSH YOU THE

EPISODES.

IF YOU WANT TO GET CAUGHT

UP, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS GO

TO cbn.com AND ALL OF THE

EPISODES ARE THERE.

WENDY?

Wendy: MY NIECES AND

NEPHEWS LOVE "SUPERBOOK."

Gordon: I LOVE IT,

TOO.

Wendy: I KNOW.

IT'S YOUR BABY.

Gordon: I KNOW.

BUT I WOULD STILL LOVE IT.

Wendy: LAST YEAR ON

JUNE 15th, NIK WALLENDA

BECAME THE FIRST PERSON EVER

TO WALK ACROSS NIAGARA

FALLS.

THIS SUNDAY, THE KING OF THE

HIGH WIRE WILL ATTEMPT TO

CROSS THE GRAND CANYON.

WHY DOES HE DO IT?

HIS ANSWER MIGHT SURPRISE

YOU, ESPECIALLY SINCE AT ONE

TIME NIK PLANNED TO BECOME A

PEDIATRICIAN.

MY GREAT GRANDFATHER SAID

LIFE IS ON THE WIRE, AND

EVERYTHING ELSE IS JUST

WAITING.

Reporter: NIK

WALLENDA'S LIFE IS ALWAYS

ABOUT KEEPING BALANCE.

NIK FACES UNIQUE CHALLENGES

AS A NORMAL GUY WITH A NOT

SO NORMAL JOB.

IT IS HARD FOR PEOPLE TO

RELATE TO SOMEBODY WHO WALKS

ON A CABLE THE SIZE OF A

NICKEL A THOUSAND FEET IN

THE AIR, AND I UNDERSTAND

THAT.

Reporter: NIK'S FAMILY

HAS BEEN PERFORMING

PROFESSIONALLY FOR OVER 200

YEARS.

HIS GREAT GRANDFATHER

BROUGHT WALKING ON THE HIGH

WIRE IN THE 1900s AND

WORKED WITH BARNUM & BAILEY

FOR DECADES.

HE WALKED OVER ALMOST

EVERY STADIUM IN THAT TIME.

I REALLY KIND OF LIVE IN THE

SHADOWS OF HIM.

EVERYTHING I DO IS TO PAY

TRIBUTE TO HIM, BECAUSE I

WOULDN'T BE WHERE I AM IF

THE HE DIDN'T PAVE THE ROAD

AND PASS ON THAT MANTRA I

LIVE BY, WHICH IS NEVER GIVE

UP.

Reporter: HE DIDN'T

ALWAYS PLAN TO FOLLOW IN HIS

FAMILY'S FOOTSTEPS.

AS I WAS GROWING UP, MY

PARENTS WERE STRUGGLING TO

MAKE ENDS MEET, AND I SAW

THAT.

MY PARENTS SAID, THIS ISN'T

A CAREER PATH YOU SHOULD

TAKE.

GO TO SCHOOL.

I GOT ACCEPTED TO THE BIBLE

SCHOOL IN LAKELAND, FLORIDA,

AND I PLANNED ON GOING

THERE, AND EVENTUALLY GOING

OFF TO BECOME A

PEDIATRICIAN.

BUT I STRUGGLED BECAUSE I

HAD SO MUCH PASSION FOR

PERFORMING.

Reporter: AND THEN

NIK'S FAMILY WAS ASKED TO DO

A SEVEN MEMBER PYRAMID.

I THOUGHT WE COULD REGAIN

THIS LEGACY AND SHOW OUR

FAMILY COULD STILL DO THIS

STUFF.

Reporter: THE

PERFORMANCE WAS SUCCESSFUL,

AND THE EXTENSIVE MEDIA

COVERAGE GOT NIK'S

ATTENTION.

I THOUGHT, I AM GOING TO

CARRY THIS ON, BUT I'M GOING

TO CARRY IT ON IN A BIG

WAY.

THAT WAS REALLY MY MINDSET

FROM THAT POINT ON.

Reporter: NIK WENT ON

TO SET SEVEN WORLD RECORDS,

BUT IT WASN'T ALWAYS EASY.

THERE WERE STILL

STRUGGLES.

I'VE BEEN EXTREMELY BLESSED

SINCE THEN.

I HAD AMAZING

OPPORTUNITIES.

OF COURSE NIAGARA FALLS WA

ONE OF THOSE.

AND ONE OF THE MEMORABLE

WALKS WAS GOING BACK TO SAN

JUAN, PUERTO RICO CO, WHERE

MY GRANDFATHER LOST HIS

LIFE.

THERE IS NO QUESTION IN MY

MIND THAT GOD HAS LAID THESE

DESIRES IN MY HEART, TO

CARRY ON THIS FAMILY

INDUSTRY.

I THINK GOD HAS GIVEN ME A

VERY UNIQUE TALENT, AND I

CAN USE THAT TO BRING GLORY

TO HIS NAME.

THERE WAS A HEADLINE IN THE

PAPER NOT TOO LONG AGO, THE

TIM TEBOW OF THE TIGHT ROPE,

WHICH WAS REALLY COOL.

HE WAS REALLY ABLE TO TOUCH

A LOT OF PEOPLE'S LIVES.

I CONSIDER I HAVE AN AMAZING

PLATFORM AS WELL.

Reporter: NIK TRAINS

HARD FOR EACH PERFORMANCE,

AND SAYS HE DOESN'T CONSIDER

HIS FEATS DEATH-DEFYING.

I DON'T SEE WHAT I DO AS

BEING MORE DANGEROUS THAN A

POLICE OFFICER.

I DON'T THINK GOD HOLDS ME

ON THE WIRE AS I'M WALKING

ACROSS, BUT GOD HAS GIVEN ME

A UNIQUE TALENT, AND ITS UP

TO ME IF I TRAIN PROPERLY

FOR THAT.

IF I WERE TO FALL, GRAVITY

PULLS YOU DOWN.

I TRAINED FOR THE HIGH

WINDS, AND I TRAINED ON THE

CABLE THE SAME LENGTH.

I KNOW I'VE WALKED THE WIRE

IN TRAINING IN 90

MILE-AN-HOUR WINDS AND THAT

DIDN'T BLOW ME OFF.

WE HAVE RESCUE CREWS

STANDING BY THAT CAN BE

THERE IN 90 SECONDS TO PULL

ME OFF AND PULL ME TO

SAFETY.

I HAVE A HIGH LEVEL OF

RESPECT FOR WHAT I DO AND

THE DANGERS INVOLVED WITH

IT.

Reporter: HE SAYS HIS

BIGGEST CONCERN WALKING

ACROSS NIAGARA FALLS IS THE

TETHER HE WAS MADE TO WEAR.

IT IS SOMETHING I WAS

VERY UNCOMFORTABLE WITH.

I'M EXCITED I'M ABLE TO DO

THIS NEXT WALK IN THE WAY MY

FAMILY HAS DONE IT FOR

GENERATIONS.

THE TETHER CAN CAUSE YOU TO

TRIP UP.

IT CAN TANGLE AROUND YOUR

NECK.

MY GREAT GRANDFATHER HAD A

BROTHER WHO FELL INTO THE

NET AND WAS KILLED.

IF YOU HAVE A NET OR A

TETHER IS YOUR MINDSET IS

YOU CAN USE THAT, SO YOU

BECOME COMPLACENT, YOU

BECOME RELAXED.

Reporter: NIK'S FAMILY

IS A BIG PART OF HIS WIFE.

HE AND HIS WIFE COME FROM A

LONG LINE OF PERFORMERS AND

HAVE THREE CHILDREN

TOGETHER.

IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO

ME EVERY TIME I DO ONE OF

THESE BIG EVENTS, I PULL MY

FAMILY INTO A CIRCLE AND WE

PRAY.

AND I SAY, GIVE GOD THE

GLORY.

I DON'T WANT PEOPLE TO

PRAISE NIK WALLENDA.

I WANT THEM TO PRAISE GOD.

FOR ME, MYSELF, IT IS HARD

TO DENY THERE IS A GOD WHEN

YOU SEE THE GRAND CANYON.

THAT'S WHY I LIKE TO SHOW

THESE AMAZING PLACES OFF

AROUND THE WORLD.

I WOULD WALK ACROSS NIAGARA

FALLS IF NO ONE WAS THERE.

IT IS ABOUT FULFILLING A

DREAM.

IT IS IMPORTANT TO ME THAT

PEOPLE ARE INSPIRED BO BY

WHAT 'DO.

THE I DO.

Reporter: NIK SAYS HIS

MOST PEACEFUL MOMENTS ARE ON

THE WIRE.

WHEN I'M ON THE WIRE,

PEOPLE SAY HOW CAN IT BE

PEACEFUL?

WELL, WHEN I'M PRAISING GOD,

THERE WAS NO ONE ELSE TO

TALK TO.

THE WIRE OFTEN IS AND HAS

BEEN MY PRAYER CLOSET.

Reporter: NIK HAS

WRITTEN A BOOK ABOUT HIS

EXPERIENCES ENTITLED

"BALANCE."

HE SAYS IT IS OFTEN

DIFFICULT IN LIFE TO KEEP

THAT BALANCE, BUT IT HELPS

TO FOCUS ON WHAT'S

IMPORTANT.

I WAS WALKING ACROSS

NIAGARA FALLS, AND THERE WAS

RAGING WATERS ON MY LEFT,

AND BELOW ME WATERS WERE

BOILING UNDERNEATH, BUT

INSTEAD OF FOCUSING ON ALL

OF THOSE PROBLEMS I HAD

AROUND ME, I FOCUSED ON THE

OTHER END.

JUST VERY, VERY SIMILAR TO

OUR WALK WITH CHRIST.

IT IS NOT ALWAYS ROSY.

IT IS NOT ALWAYS EASY.

LIFE ISN'T ALWAYS A DREAM.

BUT WITH GOD ALL THINGS ARE

POSSIBLE, AND THERE IS THAT

LIGHT AT THE END OF THE

TUNNEL.

Wendy: TALK ABOUT A

WALK OF FAITH.

NIK WALLENDA, YOU ARE

AMAZING.

YOU CAN WATCH NIK'S WALK

ACROSS THE GRAND CANYON LIVE

THIS SUNDAY, JUNE 23rd, AT

8 P.M. EASTERN TIME, AND

5 P.M. PACIFIC TIME.

YOU CAN PICK UP A COPY OF

HIS NEW BOOK, "BALANCE," A

STORY OF FAITH, FAMILY AND

LIFE.

GOORNLTD I THINK

Gordon: I THINK THAT IS

THE MOST UNUSUAL STORY I'VE

HEARD ABOUT QUIET TIME.

Wendy: I WOULD BE

PRAYING THE WHOLE TIME I WAS

WALKING ACROSS THERE.

Gordon: IT WOULDN'T BE

QUIET FOR ME.

ME.

I WOULD BE PRAYING.

Wendy: I THINK IT IS

AMAZING THAT HE WANTS PEOPLE

TO PRAISE GOD, NOT NIK.

Gordon: AND WHEN HE IS

ON THE WIRE, HE IS ALWAYS

LOOKING AT HIS DESTINATION.

THAT IS A GREAT THING FOR US

TO FOCUS IN ON THIS LIFE.

LOOK AT YOUR DESTINATION.

IT SHAPES WHO YOU ARE

TODAY.

STILL AHEAD, A WIFE AND MOM

WHO WAS IN PAIN FOR 15

YEARS.

IT CAUSED A LOT OF PAIN

AND SHORTNESS OF BREATH.

IT WOULD LAST A GOOD 10, 15

MINUTES, AND THAT'S A LONG

TIME WHEN YOU'RE IN PAIN.

Gordon: DOCTORS TOLD

HER SHE WOULD HAVE TO KEEP

LIVING WITH THE PAIN, BUT

YOU'LL SEE HOW SHE WAS

HEALED RIGHT IN HER OWN

HOME.

Reporter: AND WELCOME

BACK TO "THE 700 CLUB."

THE CHRISTIAN MINISTRY XODUS

INTERNATIONAL IS

CLOSING ITS

DOORS AFTER

NEARLY 40

YEARS.

IT HAD REPARATIVE THERAPY

WHICH HOLDS THAT SEXUAL

ORIENTATION CAN BE CHANGED

WITH GOD'S HELP.

THE PRESIDENT, ALAN

CHAMBERS, APOLOGIZED FOR

PROMOTING REPARATIVE

THERAPY.

YOU CAN READ THE FULL

STATEMENTS ON CBN NEWS.

IT HAS BEEN ONE MONTH SINCE

AN EF5 TORNADO RIPPED

THROUGH MOORE, OKLAHOMA.

24 PEOPLE WERE KILLED, AND

THOUSANDS OF HOMES AND

BUILDINGS WERE DESTROYED.

WHILE "OPERATION BLESSING"

HAS BEEN IN THE AREA SINCE

THE STORM HIT.

O.B. CREWS CONTINUE TO HELP

RESIDENTS CLEAN UP DEBRIS

AND REPAIR DAMAGE.

VOLUNTEERS ARE ALSO OFFERING

EMOTIONAL AND SPIRITUAL

SUPPORT THROUGH HUGS AND

PRAYERS.

VOLUNTEERS TAKE TIME TO PRAY

FOR FAMILIES AT A MEMORIAL

SET UP AT AN ELEMENTARY

SCHOOL WHERE SEVERAL

CHILDREN WERE KILLED.

YOU CAN IMAGINE RESIDENTS

ARE VERY THANKFUL FOR THE

SUPPORT.

A MAN GAVE ME THIS

CROSS.

HE MADE IT FROM SCRATCH FROM

THE DEBRIS FROM THE

TORNADO.

HE WAS AN "OPERATION

BLESSING" VOLUNTEER.

I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO

EVERYBODY, TO "OPERATION

BLESSING," AND GOD BLESS

YOU.

George: BEAUTIFUL.

YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE ABOUT

"OPERATION BLESSING" BY

GOING TO THEIR WEBSITE AT

OB.ORG.

GARD AND WENDGORDON AND

WENDY WILL BE BACK WITH MORE

OF "THE 700 CLUB" RIGHT

AFTER THIS.

*

Gordon: IN A SMALL

VILLAGE IN LAOS, CHANA AND

HIS WIFE ARE KNOWN FOR THEIR

GENEROSITY.

THEY OFTEN TOOK IN CHILDREN

WHO HAD NOWHERE ELSE TO GO,

EVEN THOUGH THEY COULD

BARELY FEED THEMSELVES.

Terry: CHANA AND HIS

WIFE HAD FOUR CHILDREN OF

THEIR OWN, AND THEN THEY

ADOPTED SIX MORE OVER THE

YEARS.

IT ALL BEGAN WITH SOMETHING

CHANA LEARNED FROM HIS

FATHER, WHO IS NOW 103 YEARS

OLD.

MY FATHER ALWAYS TOLD ME

TO EXTEND HELP TO OTHERS IN

NEED, EVEN THOUGH WE WERE

POOR.

THESE ORPHANS LOST THEIR

PARENTS IN ACCIDENTS.

MY HEART WENT OUT TO THEM,

SO WE TOOK THEM IN.

Terry: THE FAMILY LIVES

ON A FARM.

THEY RELY MOSTLY ON THE

CROPS THEY GROW TO SURVIVE.

BUT THEIR VEGETABLES HAVE

HAD AN ESPECIALLY HARD TIME

LATELY BECAUSE OF THE

LIMITED WATER SUPPLY.

SOMETIMES THEY CAN'T EVEN

GROW ENOUGH FOOD TO FEED

THEIR OWN FAMILY, MUCH LESS

SELL TO OTHERS.

WE HAVE NO WAY TO

IRRIGATE THE FARM.

MY WIFE, SON, AND I HAVE TO

MAKE DOZENS OF TRIPS A DAY

TO A NEARBY CREEK TO GET

ENOUGH WATER FOR THE ENTIRE

GARDEN.

Terry: AND CARRYING

WATER HAS BEEN DIFFICULT FOR

THE COUPLE BECAUSE BOTH WERE

INJURED IN THE PAST.

CHANA WAS HURT WHEN HE FELL

FROM A MOTORCYCLE, AND HIS

WIFE'S LEG WAS PERMANENTLY

INJURED WHEN A LANDMINE

EXPLODED NEAR HER.

SO THE FIRST THING CBN DID

TO HELP THIS FAMILIES WAS TO

INSTALL A PUMP AND PIPE THAT

CARRIES WATER FROM THE CREEK

UP TO THE FAMILY'S VEGETABLE

GARDEN.

ALREADY WE ARE SAVING

TIME AND ENERGY SO WE CAN DO

OTHER IMPORTANT THINGS FOR

THE CHILDREN.

IT ALWAYS GIVES ME MORE PIME

T TIME TO VISIT AND HELP

OTHER PEOPLE WITH

DISABILITIES IN MY VILLAGE.

Terry: NEXT, TO HELP

CHANA INCREASE HIS INCOME,

WE HELPED HIM TO START A

BUSINESS RAISING AND SELLING

PIGS.

CHANA'S BUSINESS IS GROWING,

AND FOR THE FIRST TIME, HE

HAS MONEY TO SEND HIS

CHILDREN TO SCHOOL, AND TO

BUY MEDICINE AND VITAMINS

FOR HIS ELDERLY PARENTS.

AND THEY EVEN HAD A LITTLE

LEFT OVER TO REPAIR THE ROOF

OVER THEIR KITCHEN.

THANKS FOR YOUR HELP.

OUR INCOME IS SO MUCH

BETTER.

I AM VERY HAPPY I CAN MEET

THE NEEDS OF ALL OF MY

FAMILY MEMBERS.

THANK YOU, CBN.

Gordon: AND THANK YOU.

IF YOU'RE A MEMBER OF "THE

700 CLUB," YOU'RE PART OF

BLESSING THAT WONDERFUL

FAMILY.

I LOVE WHAT THEIR PRINCIPLE

IS, THAT REGARDLESS, IF

THERE IS SOMEBODY IN NEED,

WE NEED TO HELP THEM, EVEN

IF WE'RE POOR.

WE NEED TO REACH OUT AND

HELP THEM.

THEM.

AND TO BE A BLESSING TO

THEM.

TO GIVE THEM EVEN MORE, A

HOPE AND A FUTURE, TO HELP

ALL OF THE ORPHANS THAT

THEY'VE ADOPTED.

IT IS A WONDERFUL THING.

IF YOU'RE NOT A MEMBER, WE

INVITE YOU TO JOIN.

YOU BECOME PART OF A GREAT

CIRCLE OF PEOPLE WHO SAY,

YES, WE WANT TO MAKE A

DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD

TODAY.

WE WANT TO SEE THE GOSPEL

PREACHED AROUND THE WORLD.

WE WANT TO SEE PEOPLE HELPED

THROUGH "OPERATION

BLESSING."

THROUGH ALL OF THE THINGS

WE'RE DOING THROUGH CBN

INTERNATIONAL, THROUGH

"ORPHANS' PROMISE," ALL OF

IT MADE POSSIBLE BECAUSE

PEOPLE LIKE YOU CARE ENOUGH

TO GIVE.

HOW MUCH IS IT TO JOIN?

JUST $20 A MONTH, 65 CENTS A

DAY.

SO DO IT NOW.

CALL US NOW.

1-800-759-0700.

WHEN YOU CALL AND JOIN, I'VE

GOT SOMETHING FOR YOU.

A WONDERFUL TEACHING ON THE

LORD'S PRAYER, "OUR

FATHER."

AND IT IS YOURS WHEN YOU

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

WHEN YOU JOIN VIA PLEDGE

EXPRESS, WE'LL SEND YOU

MONTHLY TEACHING C.D.s

CALLED "POWER FOR LIFE."

IF YOU WOULD LIKE THAT, ASK

FOR PLEDGE EXPRESS OR JUST

SIGN UP ON CBN.COM.

WENDY?

Wendy: SOUNDS GREAT.

UP NEXT, MEET A WOMAN WHO

WAS HEALED OF 15 YEARS OF

PAIN IN AN INSTANT.

PLUS, GORDON AND I WILL BE

PRAYER FOR YOU AND YOUR

NEEDS, SO STAY TUNED.

*

Wendy: WELCOME BACK.

EMILY MECHAM REMEMBERS THE

MOMENT THAT HER 15 YEARS OF

CRIPPLING PAIN JUST

VANISHED.

IT HAPPENED WHEN SHE WAS

WATCHING THE SAME SHOW

YOU'RE WATCHING RIGHT NOW.

TAKE A LOOK.

Reporter: EMILY NEVER

KNEW WHEN SHE WOULD FEEL A

STABBING PAIN IN HER SIDE.

SOMETIMES IT WOULD BE IN

THE MIDDLE OF SLEEP, AND I

WOULD BE WOKEN UP, AND IT

WOULD FEEL LIKE A KNIFE WENT

THROUGH MY RIBS.

AND I JUST COULD NOT MOVE.

USUALLY I WOULD SIGH AND

FEEL THE PAIN AND DEAL WITH

IT.

BUT BEING AN ACTIVE PERSON,

A DANCE INSTRUCTOR, IT

HURT.

Reporter: IT HAD BEEN

THAT WAY FOR MORE THAN 15

YEARS.

EVER SINCE HER CAR WAS HIT

BY A DRUNK DRIVER WHEN SHE

WAS A TEENAGER.

AND THE SEAT BELT PULLED

MY RIBS OUT OF PLACE.

AND THERE WASN'T MUCH THEY

COULD DO ABOUT THAT, SO IT

WAS JUST KIND OF LEFT THAT

WAY.

IN THE YEARS AFTER THAT, IT

CAUSED A LOT OF PAIN AND

SHORTNESS OF BREATH.

AND IT WOULD LAST A GOOD 10,

15 MINUTES, AND THAT IS A

LONG TIME WHEN YOU'RE IN

PAIN.

Reporter: SHE WENT TO

NUMEROUS DOCTORS AND

CHIROPRACTORS, BUT THEY ALL

TOLD HER SHE WOULD SIMPLY

HAVE TO LIVE WITH THE

OCCASIONAL PAIN FOR THE REST

OF HER LIFE.

I WOULD PRAYER AND SAY,

GOD, IS THIS WHAT YOU REALLY

WANT ME TO DO?

BECAUSE IT HURTS.

THIS IS A HINDRANCE.

A LOT OF TIME I WOULD STAND

ON WHAT HAPPENED TO PAUL.

HE HAD A THORN IN HIS FLESH,

AND I THOUGHT I'M GOING TO

HAVE TO DEAL WITH IT.

Reporter: HER HUSBAND,

DOUG, WANTED TO HELP.

IT BROKE MY HEART TO SEE

HER IN PAIN, TO FEEL

HELPLESS, LIKE I COULDN'T DO

SOMETHING FOR HER.

I KNEW IT WAS OUT OF MY

HANDS.

ALL I COULD DO WAS PRAY.

Reporter: THEN EMILY

STARTED WATCHING "THE 700

CLUB," USUALLY WHILE SHE

WORKED OUT.

IT WAS HURTING AT THE

VERY TIME I WAS LISTEN TO

"THE 700 CLUB."

I SAID, LORD, LET IT BE ME

THIS ONE TIME.

THAT'S WHEN I GOT THE WORD

OF KNOWLEDGE.

Gordon: THIS WAS AN OLD

INJURY.

IT WAS BROKEN RIBS, I

BELIEVE WHEN YOU WERE A

TEENAGER, AND YOU JUST SORT

OF LIVE WITH IT.

AND THERE IS PAIN WHEN YOU

BREATHE AND PAIN WHEN IT

GETS COLD.

AND GOD HAS JUST HEALED

THAT.

I RECEIVED THE WORD AND

HAVE NOT HAD THE PAIN

SINCE.

IT WAS ODD TO HAVE THAT PAIN

FOR ALL OF THOSE YEARS AND

FOR IT TO JUST BE GONE.

Reporter: SHE CALLED

HER HUSBAND TO TELL HIM THE

GOOD NEWS.

IT WAS AN EXCITING CALL.

IT WAS SOMETHING WHERE SHE

WAS EXCITED, AND YOU COULD

HEAR IT IN HER VOICE.

SURE ENOUGH IT WAS THAT SHE

RECEIVED HER HEALING THAT

WE'D BEEN PRAYING TOGETHER

ABOUT.

I BEGAN TO JUMP.

I ACTUALLY DID BACK-BENDS,

WHICH I CAN DO TO THIS DAY

BECAUSE OF THAT INJURY BEING

HEALED.

Reporter: EMILY SAYS

THAT WORD OF KNOWLEDGE

CHANGED THE WAY SHE THOUGHT

ABOUT GOD.

I ALWAYS THOUGHT OF HIM

AS A GOVERNOR, ABOUT HIM

KEEPING ORDER.

BUT I NEVER THOUGHT ABOUT

HIM AS SOMEONE WHO IS A BEST

FRIEND, WHO LISTENS TO YOU

AND SAYS, I'M GOING TO GIVE

YOU WHAT IS BEST FOR YOU.

HE DOESN'T EXPECT ME TO COME

ALL THE WAY UP TO HIM.

HE COMES DOWN TO ME, AT MY

LEVEL.

IT IS AMAZING TO SEE THE

POWER OF GOD, AND WHAT HE

CAN DO IN JUST AN INSTANT.

THE HEALING CAME AND IT IS

STILL THERE TODAY.

Wendy: AND IT'S STILL

THERE TODAY.

GOD STILL HEALS TODAY.

THAT IS A TRUE MIRACLE.

THAT WAS AN AMAZING WORD OF

KNOWLEDGE, GORDON?

Gordon: YEAH.

I DIDN'T KNOW EMILY, BUT SHE

KNEW GOD.

AND SHE WAS ASKING GOD, WHAT

ABOUT ME?

COULD IT BE ME TODAY?

AND LISTEN TO WHAT SHE SAID,

BEFORE THIS HAPPENED TO ME,

I THOUGHT OF GOD SAYS SOME

KIND OF GOVERNOR.

THAT HE KEPT THINGS IN

ORDER.

BUT HE WASN'T ALL THAT MUCH

CONCERNED ABOUT ME.

I DIDN'T KNOW THAT HE COULD

BE MY FRIEND.

YOU CAN BE A FRIEND OF GOD.

AND EVEN MORE INTIMATE, YOU

CAN BE A CHILD OF GOD.

AND YOU CAN COME TO HIM AND

SAY, DADDY, DADDY, CAN YOU

HELP ME TODAY?

AND WHAT ABOUT ME TODAY?

AND WHEN YOU'VE PRAYED THAT

WITH ALL OF YOUR HEART, AND

THAT'S WHAT EMILY DID,

YOU'LL FIND HIM.

THE BIBLE PROMISES, IF YOU

SEEK ME, YOU'LL FIND ME, IF

YOU SEEK ME WITH ALL OF YOUR

HEART.

BEFORE WE PRAY, WE WANT TO

ENCOURAGE YOU, AND JUST THE

OTHER DAY, WENDY, YOU HAD

THIS WONDERFUL PRAYER.

THERE ARE WOUNDED WARRIORS,

AND THEY'RE ASKING, WHY,

LORD, DID THIS HAPPEN TO

ME.

GOD HAS A BIGGER PICTURE.

DON'T GIVE UP HOPE.

WE GOT THIS IN FROM OUR IN

BOX, "WENDY, THE WORD YOU

GAVE JUNE 19th ABOUT

WOUNDED WARRIORS WAS JUST

FOR ME AND I DESPERATELY

NEEDED IT."

Wendy: PRAISE GOD.

IN 2006, DONALD OF ROCHESTER

HILLS, MICHIGAN, RIPPED HIS

SHOULDER TENDON TRYING TO

START A HOME GENERATOR.

HE UNDERWENT SURGERY, BUT HE

STILL COULD BARELY LIFT HIS

HAND.

THE DOCTORS TOLD HIM NO MORE

COULD BE DONE.

LAST JANUARY HE WAS WATCHING

"THE 700 CLUB" WHEN GORDON

HAD A WORD OF KNOWLEDGE.

HE SAID THERE IS SOMEONE

WITH A SHOULDER INJURY THAT

IS CAUSING YOU NUMBNESS DOWN

TO YOUR FINGERS.

GOD IS HEALING YOU AND

RESTORING YOU.

BEGIN TO MOVE YOUR ARM AND

RECEIVE HEALING INTO THIS

SHOULDER.

DONALD LIFTED HIS ARM UP,

AND WHEN HE WENT BACK TO THE

DOCTOR AND LIFTED HIS ARM,

THE DOCTOR SAID, YOU CAN'T

DO THAT BECAUSE YOU DON'T

HAVE A TEN DON.

TENDON, BUT HE LIFTED HIS

ARM.

Gordon: GOD GAVE HIM A

TENDON NOW.

IF YOU HAVE A RIB INJURY,

LIKE EMILY DID, LAY YOUR

HAND ON THAT RIB, IF YOU

HAVE A SHOULDER INJURY, LIKE

THE MAN IN THAT STORY, LAY

YOUR HAND ON YOUR SHOULDER.

LET'S BELIEVE GOD.

LET'S GO TO ABBA FATHER, AND

SAY, DADDY, CAN YOU TAKE

CARE OF ME TODAY?

WILL YOU LOOK ON ME TODAY?

THEN YOU GET THE REVELATION

HE IS YOUR FATHER.

YOU'RE HIS CHILD.

AND HE HAS CHOSEN YOU, AND

HE HAS UNIQUELY MADE YOU.

AND HE WANTS YOU TO BE

PAIN-FREE.

HE WANTS YOU TO HAVE

HAPPINESS IN YOUR LIFE.

HE WANTS TO BE YOUR

PROVIDER, YOUR ALL IN ALL.

HE WANTS TO GIVE YOU

RIGHTEOUSNESS, PEACE, AND

JOY IN THE HOLY SPIRIT.

SO LET'S JUST BELIEVE AND

COME TO HIM RIGHT NOW.

LET'S PRAY.

LORD, WE LIFT THE NEEDS OF

THE AUDIENCE TO YOU, AND WE

JUST ASK FOR YOUR PRESENCE

TO BE MANIFEST RIGHT THERE

WITH THEM.

FOR IN YOU WE LIVE AND MOVE

AND HAVE OUR BEING.

WE LITERALLY BREATHE YOU

IN.

AND YOUR PRESENCE SURROUNDS

US.

YOU'RE IN US, YOU'RE ALL

AROUND US.

YOU'RE ABOVE US.

YOU'RE BELOW US.

YOU'RE BEHIND US.

YOU'RE TO OUR RIGHT HAND AND

TO OUR LEFT.

WE CAN'T ESCAPE YOUR

WONDERFUL LOVE.

NOTHING CAN SEPARATE US FROM

YOU.

LORD, FOR THESE RIB

INJURIES, RIGHT NOW IN

JESUS' NAME BE HEALED.

FOR THESE SHOULDERS

LOOSENED, TENDONS GROW INTO

PLACE.

PAIN BE GONE NOW.

SOMEONE, YOU JUST FELT THE

HEAT GO INTO YOUR RIGHT

SHOULDER AND YOU'RE HEALED

RIGHT NOW.

DO WHAT YOU COULDN'T DO

BEFORE.

YOU COULDN'T EVEN HAVE YOUR

RIGHT HAND SCRATCH YOUR

BACK.

DO IT NOW.

REALIZE YOU'RE COMPLETELY

HEALED AND SET FREE NOW IN

JESUS' NAME.

THERE ARE OTHERS, YOU'VE HAD

LUNG CONDITIONS AND

C.O.P.D., AND GOD IS HEALING

YOU.

HE IS RESTORING LUNG TISSUE

AND TAKING AWAY THAT

WHEEZING NOW.

IN JESUS' NAME, BE HEALED

AND BE RESTORED.

I HAVE A SPECIAL WORD FOR

FATHERS.

YOU FEEL LIKE YOU'RE UNDER

ATTACK FROM WITHIN YOUR OWN

FAMILY.

AND GOD IS GOING TO BRING

PEACE TO YOUR HOME NOW.

IN THE NAME OF JESUS.

WENDY?

Wendy: SCIATIC NERVES,

THEY CAN BE INCREDIBLY

PAINFUL.

LORD, I BELIEVE YOU'RE

TOUCHING PEOPLE ALL OVER THE

COUNTRY RIGHT NOW WHO HAVE

BEEN SUFFERING WITH NERVE

PAIN IN THEIR LEGS FROM

SCIATIC NERVES.

LORD, WE THANK YOU RIGHT NOW

FOR THAT HEALING TOUCH THAT

IS GOING THROUGH THEIR

BODIES RIGHT NOW, AND

DELIVER THEM FROM THIS PAIN

IN JESUS' NAME.

Gordon: LORD, WE THANK

YOU FOR YOU ARE THE HEALER

AND THE RESTORER.

YOU MAKE UP ALL OF OUR

LACK.

YOU TAKE EVERYTHING AND MAKE

IT FOR OUR BENEFIT.

YOU WORK ALL THINGS TOGETHER

FOR OUR GOOD.

AND WE PRAISE YOU FOR IT AND

WE THANK YOU IN JESUS'

NAME.

Wendy: IN JESUS' NAME.

Gordon: AMEN.

IF YOU'VE BEEN TOUCHED BY

GOD, WE WANT TO SHARE IN

YOUR GOOD REPORT.

WE WANT TO LET THE WORLD

KNOW WHAT GOD IS DOING

TODAY.

SO IF YOU'VE BEEN HEALED, IF

YOU'VE BEEN TOUCHED, IF

YOU'VE HAD AN ANSWER TO

PRAYER, GIVE US A CALL.

1-800-759-0700.

AND WE BELIEVE IN PREVAILING

PRAYER.

IF YOU DIDN'T GET AN ANSWER,

KEEP PRAYING.

ASK AND KEEP ON ASKING.

WE'RE HERE FOR YOU 24 HOURS

A DAY, SEVEN DAYS A WEEK.

THE BIBLE SAYS IF TWO OR

MORE AGREE TOUCHING

ANYTHING, IT SHALL BE DONE.

SO WE WANT TO STAND WITH

YOU.

IT IS OUR HONOR AND

PRIVILEGE.

SO GIVE US A CALL.

1-800-759-0700.

Wendy: COMING UP, MEET

A MAN WHO WAS HOMELESS FOR

MUCH OF HIS ADULT LIFE, BUT

NOT ANYMORE.

FOR THE FIRST TIME I MET

POSITIVE PEOPLE THAT SHOWED

ME THAT I'M NOT A

THROW-AWAY, THAT I WASN'T A

MISTAKE LIKE MY FAMILY

TAUGHT ME.

WE'LL SHOW YOU WHERE THIS

MAN AND OTHERS FOUND THE

HELP THEY NEEDED TO STAY OFF

THE STREETS.

Gordon: LAST YEAR OVER

A HALF MILLION AMERICANS

WERE HOMELESS.

SO AN OUTREACH TO THE

HOMELESS THAT HAS A 98%

SUCCESS RATE IS NOT ONLY

GREATLY NEEDED, IT IS ALSO

VERY IMPRESSIVE, AND HERE IS

HOW IT WORKS.

HI!

Reporter: THURSDAY

NIGHT AT THIS APARTMENT

COMPLEX IS KNOWN AS BOB'S

BINGO NIGHT.

IT SEEMS LIKE A SIMPLE GAME,

BUT FOR THE VOLUNTEERS AND

THE REB RESIDENTS, IT IS

MUCH MORE.

IT IS THE FIRST PERMANENT

HOUSING DEVELOPMENT FOR

HOMELESS ADULTS IN HAMPTON

ROADS, VIRGINIA.

BY THE END OF THIS YEAR,

THEY WILL BE HOUSING NEARLY

A THOUSAND PEOPLE ACROSS THE

STATE.

OUR GOALS ARE TO GET

PEOPLE OFF THE STREETS AND

STABILIZE THEM IN HOUSING,

AND THEN PROVIDE SERVICES SO

THEY BECOME INDEPENDENT.

WE MEASURE OR SUCCESS BY

MAKING SURE THAT PEOPLE

DON'T RETURN TO

HOMELESSNESS.

Reporter: THE

ORGANIZATION HAS A 98%

SUCCESS RATE.

THAT SUCCESS IS DUE IN PART

TO THE SENSE OF COMMUNITY

BUILT BY LOCAL CHURCHES.

N35.

Reporter: BINGO BOB AND

HIS FELLOW VOLUNTEERS FROM

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF

NORFOLK HAVE COME EVERY WEEK

FOR THE LAST 35 YEARS.

THEY NEEDED FELLOWSHIP

AND PEOPLE WHO WOULD BE

CONSISTENT AND FAITHFUL TO

THEM.

WE STARTED LOOKING FOR WHAT

KINDS OF THINGS THAT WE

WOULD DO TO ADD VALUE TO

THEIR NEW LIVING HERE.

Reporter: AND BINGO

NIGHT WAS BORN.

RESIDENTS COMPETE FOR PRIZES

AND ENJOY A MEAL TOGETHER.

THESE ARE STRONG

RELATIONSHIPS THAT REALLY

HELP PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THAT

THEIR LIVES CAN BE

TRANSFORMED.

SO IT IS THAT HOPE THAT

REALLY MAKES A BIG

DIFFERENCE.

Reporter: MICHAEL WAS

HOMELESS FOR MUCH OF HIS

ADULT LIFE AND HAS BEEN A

RESIDENT AT THESE APARTMENTS

FOR FIVE YEARS.

HE SAYS THE SUPPORT HE

RECEIVED GAVE HIM THE HOPE

HE NEEDED TO BREAK THE CYCLE

OF HOMELESSNESS.

FOR THE FIRST TIME I MET

POSITIVE PEOPLE THAT SHOWED

ME THAT I'M NOT A

THROW-AWAY, THAT I WASN'T A

MISTAKE, LIKE MY FAMILY

TAUGHT ME.

BOB IS A REAL GENEROUS

PERSON, AND NOT ONLY BOB,

BUT EVERYBODY HERE.

IF I NEED ANYTHING, LIKE A

FAMILY, THEY ARE THERE FOR

ME.

THEY SUPPORT ME.

THIS HOUSE IS A BLESSING

BECAUSE IT IS A STEPPING

STONE UP TO BETTER THINGS.

Gordon: I LOVE VIRGINIA

SUPPORTING HOUSING AND I

LOVE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH.

I LOVE IT WHEN CHRISTIANS

GET TOGETHER AND SAY, WE CAN

DO SOMETHING.

WE SEE A PROBLEM, AND WITH

GOD'S HELP WE CAN FIX IT.

AND, BY THE WAY, IF YOU'RE A

MEMBER OF "THE 700 CLUB,"

YOU'RE A PART OF THAT

BECAUSE CBN IS ONE OF THE

DONORS TO VIRGINIA'S

SUPPORTIVE HOUSING.

WE WANT TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE

ACROSS THE NATION.

WHEN YOU SEE THE HOMELESS,

YOU CAN REACH OUT AND DO

SOMETHING.

IT IS NOT A HOPELESS

SITUATION.

WHEN YOU UNDERSTAND THE

TECHNIQUES THAT THE VIRGINIA

SUPPORTING HOUSING GROUP HAS

PUT TOGETHER OF HOW TO GIVE

PEOPLE PURPOSE, HOW TO GIVE

THEM A HOPE, HOW TO GIVE

THEM A FUTURE, AND HOW THEY

CAN GET OFF THE STREETS AND

GET ON WITH LIFE.

IT'S WONDERFUL, AND A 98%

SUCCESS RATE IS ABSOLUTELY

PHENOMENAL.

SO IT CAN WORK.

AND WHEN IT DOES, AND PEOPLE

IN THE COMMUNITY GATHER

TOGETHER TO HELP THE LEAST

OF THESE -- AND WHEN YOU

LOOK AT OUR SOCIETY TODAY,

IT IS THE LEAVE OF THESE --

WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

GET INVOLVED.

AND FIND OUT WHO IS DOING

THIS IN YOUR COMMUNITY.

IF YOU NEED MORE

INFORMATION, WE CAN HAVE IT

FOR YOU ON CBN.COM.

IT'S TIME FOR "BRING IT ON."

Wendy: ALEX IS 16, AND

HE SAYS HIS PARENTS ARE

DIVORCED, "AND MY FATHER,

WHO IS NOT A BELIEVER IN

CHRIST, HAD AN AFFAIR AND

LEFT OUR FAMILY.

AND MY MOTHER AND I ARE

CONFUSED AND BITTER, AND WE

CAN'T UNDERSTAND HOW OUR

SISTER ISN'T.

I WANT TO BECOME A

MISSIONARY, BUT I THINK

THESE FEELINGS ARE HOLDING

ME BACK.

HOW CAN I FORGIVE MY DAD?"

Gordon: ALEX, FIRST OF

ALL LET YOUR SISTER GO IF

SHE IS NOT BITTER.

ALL YOU'RE DOING IS

HINDERING YOUR OWN FUTURE.

YOU'RE ON THE RIGHT TRACK,

THAT YOU HAVE TO DO

SOMETHING.

BUT FORGIVING IS SOMETIMES

VERY HARD, ESPECIALLY WHEN

YOU'RE RIGHT AND THE OTHER

PERSON IS WRONG.

AND YOU WANT JUSTICE.

SO I FOUND IN MY OWN LIFE IT

IS GOD TO JUST START

ANNOUNCING IT OUT LOUD.

EVEN IF I DON'T REALLY

BELIEVE IT.

JUST GO THROUGH THE MOTIONS

AND SAY IT OUT LOUD.

I FORGIVE THEM.

AND YOU CAN TELL IN YOUR OWN

VOICE, AS YOU EXPRESS IT,

WHETHER YOU ARE REALLY DOING

IT OR NOT.

JESUS SAID THE KEY IS YOU'VE

GOT TO FORGIVE FROM YOUR

HEART.

AND WHEN YOU DO THAT, YOU'LL

FIND A RELEASE.

AND YOU'LL BE FREE OF IT.

THEN SOME INCREDIBLE THINGS

CAN HAPPEN BECAUSE YOU CAN

WALK FREE WITH JESUS.

AND IF YOU WANT TO BE A

MISSIONARY, LET ME ENCOURAGE

YOU, THAT'S A GOOD CALLING.

AND THAT'S A HIGHING.

HIGH CALLING.

AND THAT HAS BEEN PUT THERE

BY HIMSELF.

PURSUE THAT, BUT PURSUE IT

WITH A FREE HEART.

Wendy: JASON WRITES, "I

KNOW WHAT I'M CALLED TO FOR

GOD.

I'M SUPPOSED TO HAVE A

HEARING MINISTRY.

I USED TO DO IT WHEN I WAS

LITTLE, AND I GOT AWAY FROM

IT.

I'M TRYING TO GET BACK TO

IT.

I'M NOT SURE HOW TO DO IT

BESIDES TRUSTING GOD AND

READING THE BIBLE.

PLEASE HELP ME."

Gordon: JUST TRUST IN

GOD.

IF YOU WANT TO KNOW THE KEY

TO MIRACLES, MARK TAUGHT

THAT IN CHAPTERS 22, 23,

24.

THE VERY FIRST ONE IS HAVE

FAITH IN GOD.

SO DO THAT.

DON'T HAVE FAITH IN YOUR

PRAYER.

DON'T HAVE FAITH IN HOW MUCH

YOU FASTED.

DON'T HAVE FAITH IN DO YOU

HAVE THE RIGHT TINGLE.

HAVE FAITH IN GOD.

WHEN YOU REALIZE ALL POWER

AND AUTHORITY IN HEAVEN AND

EARTH HAS BEEN GIVEN TO

JESUS.

SO WHEN YOU ANNOUNCE HIM AND

YOU PROCLAIM HIS GOOD NEWS,

THE GOSPEL IS THE POWER OF

GOD UNTO SALVATION.

SO IF YOU WANT TO START A

HEALING MINISTRY, GO FIND

SOME SICK PEOPLE AND ASK

THEM IF YOU CAN PRAY FOR

THEM.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM 1 JOHN 4: "GOD IS

LOVE, AND HE WHO ABIDES IN

LOVE ABIDES IN GOD, AND GOD

IN HIM."

FOR WENDY, FOR ME, FOR ALL

OF US, GOD BLESS YOU.

WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN.

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