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The 700 Club - July 3, 2013

An advertisement for a dancing job led Teresa into the sex industry. Years later, an ad for a local church helped her escape. Plus, a Hollywood stuntman shares his secret to survival in the entertainment business. Read Transcript


I LOVE THE ACTION OF

GETTING IN THERE.

Gordon: HOW DO YOU

BECOME A HOLLYWOOD

STUNTMAN?

START YOUNG.

I WOULD JUMP OFF MY

GRANDFATHER'S FRONT PORCH.

IT WAS SPECTACULAR.

Gordon: PLUS...

IT WAS THE MONEY.

HOW COULD I ESCAPE IT.

BUT HE DIDN'T HAVE TO CHOOSE

ME, AND HE DID.

Gordon: AND THEN A

MOTHER AND HER SON FACE A

KILLER TORNADO AT A FAST

FOOD RESTAURANT.

AND THERE WAS A SOUND, IT

SOUNDED LIKE A CANNON.

*

Gordon: WELL, WELCOME

TO "THE 700 CLUB."

FOR TODAY'S TOP STORIES,

LET'S GO OVER TO THE CBN

NEWS DESK.

Lee: GORDON, EGYPT IS

FACING FOR A SHOWDOWN.

PRESIDENT MORSI REMAINS

DEFIANT AND SAYS HE WILL NOT

STEP DOWN.

HE REJECTED THE CALL OF

MILLIONS OF EGYPTIANS THAT

HAVE TAKEN TO THE STREETS,

DEMAND G STREETS, DEMANDING

HE RESIGN.

Reporter: MORSI TOLD

EGYPTIANS HE WON'T STEP DOWN

BECAUSE HE WANTS TO PROTECT

THE REVOLUTION.

HOW CAN WE PROTECT THE

REVOLUTION FROM BEING

STOLEN?

I'LL TELL YOU, THE

REVOLUTION OF THE 25th OF

JANUARY, AND IT IS GOLD,

PROTECTING ITS LEGITIMACY.

THE PRICE OF THIS IS MY LIFE

BECAUSE I WANT TO PROTECT

YOUR LIFE.

Lee: AND MORSI ALSO

DEMANDED THE ARMY WE DRAW

THEI THEIR ULTIMATUM.

MORSI'S REACTION ANGERED

MANY IN THE STREETS.

HE DIDN'T RESPECT ANYONE

WHO IS HERE AND IN OTHER

SQUARES.

HE CAME OUT WITH A SPEECH TO

PROVOKE US, NOT TO CALM US.

HE IS THREATENING US, BUT I

AM SENDING HIM A MESSAGE

FROM HERE: EGYPTIANS WILL

NEVER BE SCARED.

THE PRESIDENT WAS

TARGETING HIS FOLLOWERS AND

HIS MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD IN

HIS SPEECH.

HE IS RULING IN HIS FAVOR,

AND HE DOES NOT CONSIDER THE

REST OF THE PEOPLE.

WE'LL REMAIN IN THE SQUARE

UNLESS HE STEPS DOWN.

Reporter: AT THIS

DEMONSTRATION, SOME CHANTED

THEY WILL PROTECT ISLAM WITH

THEIR LIVES.

ALREADY MORE THAN 20 HAVE

DIED, AND MORE THAN 200

INJURED IN FIGHTING BETWEEN

THE TWO OPPOSING GROUPS.

WE WILL PROTEST HERE

UNTIL WE ACHIEVE A

SOLUTION.

AND WE WANT THE PRESIDENT TO

DO SOMETHING TO PREVENT ANY

BLOODSHED, WHICH WILL

HAPPEN.

Reporter: THE ARMY

ANNOUNCED IT WILL GO AHEAD

WITH ITS ROADMAP WHEN ITS

DEADLINE EXPIRES.

WITHOUT A POLITICAL

SOLUTION, EGYPT REMAINS A

COUNTRY DIVIDED, AND MANY

FEAR ON THE VIRGE OF A CIVIL

WAR.

CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

JERUSALEM.

Lee: BACK IN THIS

COUNTRY, BUSINESSES WILL

HAVE AN EXTRA YEAR TO COMPLY

WITH A KEY ELEMENT OF

OBAMACARE.

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION

SAYS LARGE AND MEDIUM-SIZED

COMPANIES WILL NOT FACE

PENALTIES IF THEY DO NOT

PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR THEIR

FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES.

THOSE PENALTIES WERE

SUPPOSED TO START

JANUARY 1st OF NEXT YEAR,

BUT THEY'VE BEEN DELAYED NOW

UNTIL THE BEGINNING OF 2015,

THAT'S AFTER THE

CONGRESSIONAL ELECTIONS.

PRO-BUSINESS GROUPS WERE

HAPPY ABOUT THE UNEXPECTED

DELAY.

THEY COMPLAINED THAT THE

INSURANCE REQUIREMENT IS

JUST TOO COMPLICATED.

THE REPUBLICANS SAY THAT THE

DELAY IS MORE EVIDENCE THAT

THE HEALTH CARE LAW IS

UNWORKABLE.

THEY SAY IT SHOULD BE

REPEALED AND REPLACED WITH

SIMPLER REFORMS.

THE TEXAS ABORTION SHOWDOWN

IS RAMPING UP AGAIN AFTER

GOVERNOR RICK PERRY CALLED A

SECOND LEGISLATION SESSION.

PROTESTORED GATHERED ON

TUESDAY OUTSIDE THE CAPITAL

IN AUSTIN.

BLUE FOR PRO-LIFE, AND

ORANGE FOR PRO-CHOICE.

INSIDE, THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE

WAITED TO SPEAK THEIR

MINDS.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM HAS THAT

STORY.

* GOD BLESS AMERICA

Reporter: DEBATE OVER

TEXAS' ATTEMPT TO CHANGE ITS

ABORTION LAW RAN WELL INTO

THE NIGHT.

MORE THAN 2,000 CITIZENS

SIGNED UP TO SPEAK, BUT

FEWER THAN 300 WERE ACTUALLY

ABLE TO DO SO BEFORE THE

MIDNIGHT DEADLINE.

THE FIFTH GENERATION OF

TEXAS --

Reporter: THE INITIAL

HOUSE BILL FAILED AFTER

DEMOCRAT SENATOR WENDY DAVIS

FILIBUSTERED FOR NEARLY 10

HOURS, AND THEN UNRULY

PROTESTORS CONTINUED TO RUN

OUT THE CLOCK.

I DON'T BELIEVE YOU TAKE

THAT FILIBUSTER AND

COORDINATE IT WITH THE MOB.

Reporter: GOVERNOR RICK

PERRY CALLED A SPECIAL

SESSION SO LAWMAKERS COULD

TAKE UP THE MEASURE AGAIN.

IF IT PASSES, THE BILL WILL

BAN MOST ABORTIONS AFTER 20

WEEKS OF PREGNANCY, CITING

THE BELIEF THAT UNBORN

BABIES CAN FEEL PAIN BY THAT

STAGE.

THE MEASURE WOULD ALSO

REQUIRE ABORTION CLINICS AND

ABORTION DOCTORS TO COMPLY

WITH THE SAME STANDARDS AS

THE REST OF THE MEDICAL

FIELD.

IT SUPPORTS SAFETY, THE

HEALTH AND SAFETY OF A WOMAN

WHO DOES CHOOSE TO HAVE AN

ABORTION.

WE'RE JUST ASKING THAT THE

FACILITIES COME UP TO THE

SAME STANDARDS AT ANY OTHER

OUTPATIENT FACILITY.

Reporter: CRITICS SAY

THE BILL WILL SHUT DOWN MOST

OF THE ABORTION CLINICS IN

TEXAS.

WITH THINK IT IS BAD FOR

THE STATE OF TEXAS TO BE

WAGING THIS KIND OF WAR

AGAINST THE WOMEN OF THIS

STATE, BUT WE WILL FIGHT

IT.

Reporter: STILL, OTHERS

SAY THE MOOD THIS TIME

AROUND IS MUCH MORE CIVIL.

IT IS GOOD TO SEE BOTH

SIDES REPRESENTED.

IT HAS BEEN R VERY,

VERY CORDIAL.

EVERYONE HAS BEEN VERY

RESPECTFUL.

IF WE HAVE HAD CONVERSATIONS

WITH PEOPLE WE OPPOSE, IT IS

VERY NICE, CALM

CONVERSATIONS.

Reporter: TUESDAY'S

HEARING WAS MEANT TO TAKE

NOTE OF PUBLIC TESTIMONY.

AT THE END OF THE NIGHT, THE

BILL CLEARED THE COMMITTEE

WITH AN 8-3 VOTE.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM, CBN NEWS.

Lee: AND WE'RE TOLD

THAT THE FULL TEXAS STATE

HOUSE WILL VOTE ON THE BILL

NEXT WEEK.

THE U.S. CONSUMER PRODUCT

SAFETY COMMISSION IS GIVING

TIPS ON HOW TO STAY SAFE

DURING THE FIREWORKS

CELEBRATIONS.

DATA SHOWS THAT 60% OF ALL

FIREWORKS INJURIES OCCUR

AROUND THIS TIME.

THE COMMISSION'S CHAIRMAN

SAYS IT IS IMPORTANT TO KNOW

WHICH FIREWORKS ARE SAFE.

CONSUMERS SHOULD ONLY USE

CONSUMER FIREWORKS.

NEVER USE PROFESSIONAL,

ILLEGAL, OR HOMEMADE

FIREWORKS.

IF YOU'RE GOING TO USE

CONSUMER FIREWORKS, FOLLOW

THESE SIMPLE STEPS: HAVE A

DRY, FLAT SURFACE, ALWAYS

HAVE A WATER HOSE AVAILABLE,

NEVER BENT OVER A FIRE WORK

WHEN YOU LIGHT IT, AND NEVER

PICK UP A DUD.

Lee: LAST YEAR MORE

THAN 5,000 PEOPLE WERE

TREATED IN EMERGENCY ROOMS

AROUND THE COUNTRY.

THOSE ARE TODAY'S TOP

STORIES FROM CBN NEWS.

GORDON AND TERRY WILL BE

BACK WITH MORE OF TODAY'S

"700 CLUB" IN JUST A

MINUTE.

STAY WITH US.

Gordon: DURING HIS

CAREER AS A HOLLYWOOD

STUNTMAN, JIMMY HAS FLOWN

THROUGH THE AIR LIKE A BIRD,

AND HIT LIKE A SPEEDING

BULLET.

BUT THE MOST DANGEROUS STUNT

JIMMY EVER PULLED CAME WITH

THE CAMERAS WERE NOT

ROLLING.

Reporter: JIMMY HAS

BEEN DAZZLING AUDIENCES FOR

OVER 20 YEARS.

HE HAS STUNTED FOR SOME OF

HOLLYWOOD'S TOUGHEST

ACTORS.

AND HE HAS PERFORMED

PRECISION DRIVING, AND FULL

BODY FIRE BURNS IN MOVIES

LIKE iROBOT, GALACTICA.

I LOVE THE ACTION OF

GETTING IN THERE, THE HEART

RATE UP, IN MOTION.

IT IS TIME FOR YOU TO DO

SOME STUNTS.

Reporter: I'M GOING TO

DO SOME STUNTS?

ARE YOU GOING TO KEEP ME

SAFE?

OH, ABSOLUTELY.

ARE YOU READY?

Reporter: ONE, TWO,

THREE!

OH, MY GOODNESS, ARE YOU ALL

RIGHT?

I'M OKAY.

Reporter: WHAT IS YOUR

FAVORITE STUNT OF ALL TIME

TO DO?

I JUST LIKE FALLING

THROUGH THE AIR.

I LOVE THAT FEELING OF

FLYING LIKE A BIRD.

YOU CAN'T BEAT IT.

Reporter: JIMMY GREW UP

IN TORONTO, ONTARIO, WITH

HIS GRANDPARENTS.

HE SUFFERED ABUSE AT THEIR

HANDS.

TO ESCAPE, JIMMY WOULD DREAM

ABOUT BECOMING A STUNTMAN.

IT WAS SOMETHING ABOUT

WATCHING THESE GUYS JUMP AND

CRASH CARS.

I WOULD JUMP OFF MY

GRANDFATHER'S HOUSE.

IT WAS ABOUT SEVEN FEET

HIGH.

IT WAS SPECTACULAR.

Reporter: JIMMY STARTED

LIVING WITH HIS MOTHER WHEN

SHE LEARNED ABOUT THE

ABUSE.

BY THIS TIME, HE BECAME VERY

REBELLIOUS.

AT AGE 11, HE STARTED USING

DRUGS.

AT AGE 15, HE BECAME A DRUG

DEALER.

WHEN HIS MOTHER FOUND OUT,

SHE KICKED HIM OUT OF THE

HOUSE.

BASICALLY SHE SAID TO ME,

I DON'T LOVE YOU.

YOU CAN GET OUT.

THAT HURT BIG TIME.

Reporter: JIMMY STARTED

LIVING WITH HIS FRIENDS

UNTIL HE WAS ABLE TO AFFORD

HIS ONLY APARTMENT.

HE CONTINUED USING AND

SELLING DRUGS.

I USED DRUGS LIKE I WAS

ON A SUICIDAL MISSION.

NOT ASK TERNAL EXTERNAL,

BUT ON THE INSIDE.

YOU COULD FEEL IT.

YOU THOUGHT YOUR HEART WAS

GOING TO EXPLODE.

Reporter: AT AGE 24,

JIMMY MOVED TO VANCOUVER,

AND WITHIN THREE YEARS, HE

STARTED EARNING A LIVING AS

A PROFESSIONAL STUNTMAN.

JIMMY REMEMBERS THE FIRST

STUNT, WHERE HE HAD TO TAKE

A BULLET HIT TO THE BODY.

IT WAS SO POWERFUL, AND

STUFF WENT FLYING, AND I

LAUNCHED MYSELF IN MID AIR.

Reporter: BUT AFTER THE

STUNTS WERE OVER, JIMMY

RETURNED TO HIS DRUG USE.

ALTHOUGH JIMMY WAS LIVING

THIS DREAMS OF BEING A

STUNTMAN, HE KNEW SOMETHING

WAS MISSING.

I'M GETTING MORE

EXPERIENCE.

IT LACK LOOKS LIKE I'M

GOING TO BE DOING IT FOR A

WHILE, BUT DEEP INSIDE THERE

WAS AN EMPTINESS.

Reporter: JIMMY BEGAN

TO QUESTION WHAT LIFE WAS

ALL ABOUT, INCLUDING WHO GOD

REALLY WAS, UNTIL A GUY TOLD

HIS JESUS WAS REAL AND TOLD

HIM TO READ THE BOOK OF

JOHN.

HE SAYS, THIS IS THE NEW

TESTAMENT.

AND HERE IS YOUR ANSWER

RIGHT HERE.

I SAID, OKAY, MR. FERGUSON,

I'LL GIVE YOU MY WORD I WILL

READ THAT.

Reporter: JIMMY KEPT

HIS PROMISE AND BEGAN TO

READ THE BOOK OF JOB.

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HIS

LIFE, HE REALIZED THE

UNCONDITIONAL LOVE OF GOD.

WHEN I REALIZED THAT GOD

DIED ON THE CROSS FOR MY

SINS, I KNEW JESUS CHRIST

WAS GOD.

IT BLEW MY MIND.

I SAID, THIS IS CRAZY, HOW

CAN A BOOK HAVE THIS KIND OF

POWER.

Reporter: THE NEXT STEP

FOR JIMMY WAS BREAKING HIS

DRUG ADDICTION.

I SAID I'VE BEEN A DRUG

ADDICT FOR 16 YEARS.

I NEED TO KNOW YOU'RE REAL.

I NEED YOU TO GET ME OFF OF

DRUGS.

I'D BEEN A DRUG ADDICT 17

YEARS, BUT SOMEHOW I HADN'T

DONE DRUGS IN TWO WEEKS.

THAT WAS SCARY.

I IMMEDIATELY PULLED OVER TO

THE SIDE, AND I WEPT LIKE A

BABY BECAUSE I KNEW THAT THE

LORD WAS REAL.

SO I SAID, LORD, WOW, I'LL

FOLLOW YOU.

RIGHT THERE I BOWED MY KNEE,

RIGHT BESIDE MY BIKE, AND I

GAVE MY HEART TO THE LORD

THAT DAY.

I EXPERIENCED THAT LOVE THAT

SURPASSES ALL

UNDERSTANDING.

I CAN'T EXPLAIN THAT TO

YOU.

I STILL GET CHOKED UP TODAY,

16 YEARS LATER.

YOU KNOW?

THE LORD TOUCHED MY HEART,

AND I'VE NEVER BEEN THE

SAME.

Reporter: TODAY JIMMY

IS MARRIED WITH SEVEN

CHILDREN.

HE HAS HIS OWN FILM

PRODUCTION COMPANY CALLED

GOLD FIRE FILMS.

GIVE YOUR LIFE TO

CHRIST.

NO MATTER WHAT YOU'VE BEEN

THROUGH IN LIFE, HOW FAR

GONE YOU THINK YOU'RE GONE,

HOW MANY BAD THINGS THAT

YOU'VE DONE IN YOUR LIFE,

THERE IS REDEMPTION.

Gordon: THERE IS

REDEMPTION, AND IT IS FOR

YOU.

AND IT'S FREE.

BECAUSE REDEMPTION MEANS

JESUS PAID THE PRICE SO YOU

WOULDN'T HAVE TO.

HE PAID IT ALL.

AND HE SAID IT'S FINISHED.

I'VE ACCOMPLISHED WHAT GOD

SENT ME TO EARTH TO DO.

I'VE ACCOMPLISHED IT.

WHAT WAS GOD'S WILL?

GOD'S WILL WAS HE LOVED THE

WORLD, HE LOVED YOU, SO MUCH

THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY

BEGOTTEN SON, JESUS, THAT

WHO SO FAR -- THAT'S YOU --

WOULDN'T PERISH, BUT HAVE

ETERNAL LIFE.

JUST WHAT HAPPENED TO JIMMY

CAN HAPPEN TO YOU.

DON'T FOR A MINUTE THINK

YOU'VE GONE TOO FAR OR IT'S

TOO LATE, OR YOU SAID TOO

MANY BAD THINGS ABOUT GOD.

UNDERSTAND HE STILL LOVES

YOU.

UNDERSTAND IT.

AND UNDERSTAND IT IN A WAY

THAT'S REAL.

WHERE HE CAN TOUCH YOUR

HEART, JUST AS HE TOUCHED

JIMMY'S.

NOW, JIMMY HAD A WONDERFUL

PRAYER.

GOD, IF YOU'RE REAL, IF THIS

IS ALL TRUE, THEN I NEED

YOU, AND I NEED TO GET OFF

OF DRUGS.

AND HERE HE WAS, 17 YEARS,

AND HE PRAYED THAT PRAYER.

AND THEN TWO WEEKS LATER, HE

IS RIDING HIS MOTORCYCLE,

AND HE REALIZED, YOU KNOW,

I'VE GONE TWO WEEKS, AND I

HAVEN'T USED.

AND THAT STOPPED HIM.

AND THAT'S WHEN HE BOWED HIS

KNEE, BOWED HIS HEAD, AND

SAID, JESUS, I WANT TO

FOLLOW YOU.

AND THEN HE HAD AN

EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME.

THAT CAN HAPPEN TO YOU IF

YOU DO THE SAME THING.

GOD WANTS TO SHOW UP FOR

YOU.

HE WANTS TO BE YOUR SAVIOR.

THAT'S WHY JESUS DIED.

HE LOVES YOU.

AND HE WANTS TO CHANGE YOU.

HE WANTS TO TURN YOU

AROUND.

HE WANTS TO GIVE YOU A HOPE

AND A FUTURE.

NOW, IF THIS IS FOR YOU, LET

TODAY BE THE DAY.

WHY GO ANOTHER DAY WITHOUT

HIM?

LET TODAY BE THE DAY WHERE

YOU MEET HIM, WHERE YOU

EXPERIENCE HIM, WHERE YOU

GET THAT SAME TOUCH IN YOUR

HEART THAT JIMMY GOT.

WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO DO?

YOU JUST HAVE TO ASK.

YOU JUST HAVE TO PRAY.

BOW YOUR HEAD.

IF YOU WANT TO BE LIKE

JIMMY, BOW YOUR KNEE, AND

SAY, GOD, I NEED YOU.

AND IF YOU'RE REAL, WILL YOU

COME TO ME RIGHT NOW.

AND IF YOU PRAY THAT WITH

ALL OF YOUR HEART, AND YOU

REALLY MEAN IT, HE'LL COME.

HE'LL MAKE YOU NEW AGAIN.

SO IF THIS IS FOR YOU, BOW

YOUR HEAD AND WE'LL PRAY,

AND GOD WILL DO ALL OF THE

REST.

BOW YOUR HEAD.

JESUS -- THAT'S RIGHT, SAY

IT OUT LOUD.

JESUS, I COME TO YOU, AND I

WANT TO KNOW THAT YOU'RE

REAL.

I WANT TO KNOW THAT YOU'RE

THERE.

AND THAT YOU HAVE CHANGE

ME.

AND THAT YOU CAN FORGIVE

ME.

AND I WANT TO KNOW THAT YOU

LOVE ME.

SO, JESUS, I BOW MY HEAD.

I BOW MY KNEE.

AND I ASK THAT YOU COME IN.

I ASK THAT YOU FORGIVE ME.

THAT YOU MAKE ME NEW AGAIN.

I ASK THAT YOU TAKE AWAY

ANYTHING THAT HOLDS ME, THAT

CONTROLS ME.

AND, JESUS, I WANT TO FOLLOW

YOU ALL OF THE DAYS OF MY

LIFE.

HEAR MY PRAYER.

CHANGE MY HEART.

MAKE ME NEW AGAIN.

FOR I ASK IT IN JESUS'

NAME.

FATHER, FOR THOSE WHO JUST

PRAYED, I ASK FOR A BAPTISM

IN YOUR LOVE.

I ASK FOR THAT TOUCH.

THAT YOU WOULD CHANGE THEIR

HEARTS, THAT YOU WOULD MAKE

THEM NEW, THAT YOU WOULD

FILL THEM WITH YOUR LOVE AND

YOUR GLORY.

LET IT BE ON THEM NOW.

FOR I ASK IT IN JESUS'

NAME.

AMEN.

IF YOU PRAYED WITH ME, I'VE

GOT SOMETHING I WANT YOU TO

HAVE.

IT'S CALLED "A NEW DAY."

AND IN IT IS A C.D.

TEACHING.

WHAT DO YOU DO NOW?

HOW DO YOU LIVE THE

CHRISTIAN LIFE?

AND THERE IS ALSO A BOOKLET

FILLED WITH BIBLICAL

VERSES.

WHAT ARE THE FOUNDATIONS OF

THE FAITH?

WHAT DO CHRISTIANS BELIEVE?

I ALSO ENCOURAGE YOU TO GET

A COPY OF THE BIBLE.

IF YOU DON'T HAVE ONE, WE'VE

GOT ONE FREE FOR YOU

ONLINE.

JUST GO TO CBN.COM.

I ENCOURAGE YOU TO START

READING IT EVERY DAY.

WE'VE GOT A SERVICE WHERE

YOU CAN SIGN UP AND GET AN

E-MAIL EVERY DAY WITH VERSES

FROM BOTH THE OLD TESTAMENT

AND THE NEW TESTAMENT.

YOU'LL READ THROUGH THE

BIBLE IN A WHOLE YEAR, AND

YOU'LL KNOW THE HOPE WE ALL

HAVE.

AND YOU CAN ALSO DO WHAT

JIMMY DID.

HE STARTED WITH THE GOSPEL

OF JOHN, THE GOSPEL OF

LOVE.

THAT'S A GOOD PLACE TO START

READING THE BIBLE.

MAKE THAT PHONE CALL.

I WANT YOU TO HAVE THIS

PACKET "A NEW DAY."

IT'S FREE, AND THE PHONE

CALL IS FREE,

1-800-759-0700.

TERRY, OVER TO YOU.

Terry: STILL AHEAD, A

WOMAN AND HIS SON FACE A

KILLER TORNADO IN A FAST

FOOD RESTAURANT.

THE CLOUDS STARTED TO

ROTATE BACK, AND THE LIGHTS

WENT OUT.

AND THEN THERE WAS A SOUND.

IT SOUNDED LIKE A CANNON.

Terry: SEE WHAT HAPPENS

NEXT.

THAT'S LATER ON TODAY'S "700

CLUB."

Gordon: DENISE BURROWS

HAD ALWAYS BEEN GOOD WITH

MONEY, BUT IT ONLY TOOK ONE

SERIOUS INJURY TO GET HER

DEEP IN DEBT.

Reporter: A FREAK

ACCIDENT CHANGED DENISE'S

LIFE FOREVER, WHEN SHE

SIMPLY WALKED THROUGH A

REVOLVING DOOR.

THE DOOR SMASHED ON MY

LEFT SHOULDER.

I WAS WEARING A RAINCOAT.

IT GOT HOOKED, AND PULLED ME

THIS WAY WITH MY ARM STUCK

IN THE DOOR.

Reporter: SHE

EVENTUALLY HAD SURGERY TO

REPAIR A SEVERELY TORN

ROTATOR CUFF AND DETACHED

CLAR CLAVICLE.

SHE STARTED RECEIVING

DISABILITY BECAUSE SHE WAS

UNABLE TO WORK.

SHE GOT BEHIND ON HER

BILLS.

THAT'S WHEN THEY WANT THE

MONEY.

YOU TRY TO MAKE PAYMENTS,

LIKE I CAN PAY THIS MUCH,

VERY MINIMAL, AND

THEY'RE, LIKE, OKAY, BUT

THEY STOP CALLING.

EVERYTHING WAS TAKEN, JOB,

FINANCES, HOUSE, MY JOY.

Reporter: DENISE WAS

SOON MORE THAN $7,000 IN

DEBT, AND THAT WAS FOR

NECESSITIES LIKE RENT, FOOD,

AND GAS.

SHE GAVE TO HER CHURCH WHEN

SHE HAD SOME EXTRA MONEY.

WHILE SHE WAS HOME

RECUPERATING, DENISE WATCHED

"THE 700 CLUB."

THAT'S WHEN SHE LEARNED HOW

IMPORTANT IT IS TO GIVE.

AND GORDON BROUGHT UP

MALACHI 3: 10.

AND IT'S, "BRING ALL OF YOUR

TITHES INTO THE STORE HOUSE,

ONE-TENTH, AND GOD WILL OPEN

THE WINDOWS OF HEAVEN FOR

YOU."

AND I REMEMBER GORDON SAYING

THAT, AND I WAS, LIKE, IS

THAT REALLY TRUE?

AND SO I WENT AND LOOKED IT

UP IN MY BIBLE, AND IT WAS.

Reporter: SO DENISE

DECIDED TO TITHE REGULARLY

FROM HER DISABILITY CHECK,

AND HER FINANCIAL SITUATION

BEGAN TO CHANGE.

WITHIN A FEW MONTHS, HER

SHOULDER WAS WELL AND SHE

GOT A GREAT-PAYING JOB AS A

NURSE.

AND SHE DECIDED TO PARTNER

WITH CBN.

THAT'S WHEN EVERYTHING

CAME INTO PLACE.

THE JOB COMING, BEING ABLE

TO PAY BILLS.

FOR THE FIRST TIME I COULD

BREATHE.

Reporter: THIS PAST

APRIL, DENISE GOT A

PROMOTION, WHICH PROVIDED

HER WITH ANOTHER PAY

INCREASE AND A NICE BONUS.

SHE HAS PAID OFF ALL OF HER

CREDIT CARD DEBTS.

GOD IS VERY FAITHFUL.

AND WHEN YOU GIVE, GOD

DEFINITELY, 100%, GIVES YOU

ABOVE AND BEYOND.

I'VE ALSO HEARD THAT YOU

CANNOT OUTGIVE GOD, AND I'M

LIVING PROOF IT'S TRUE.

Gordon: THESE LIVING

PROOF IT'S TRUE.

IT IS A WONDERFUL VERSE.

WE QUOTE IT A LOT.

MALACHI 3: "BRING ALL OF THE

TITHES INTO THE STORE HOUSE

AND PROVE ME NOW IN THIS."

IT IS THE ONLY TIME WE GET

TO TEST GOD.

IT'S WITH OUR GIVING.

IF YOU WANT TO START GIVING,

AND SAY, OKAY, I WANT TO

MAKE THIS A LIFE TILE

LIFESTYLE OF GIVING, WE'RE

HERE.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS MAKE A

TOLL-FREE CALL,

1-800-759-0700.

JUST SAY, I WANT TO JOIN

"THE 700 CLUB."

HOW MUCH IS IT?

JUST $20 A MONTH, 65 CENTS A

DAY, AND YOU JOIN WITH TENS

OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE, JUST

LIKE DENISE, WHO SAY, YES, I

WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN

THE WORLD TODAY.

I WANT TO HELP ORPHANS

AROUND THE WORLD.

I WANT TO HELP PEOPLE WITH

MEDICAL MISSIONS.

I WANT TO DIG FRESH WATER

WELLS FOR VILLAGES, SO THEY

CAN HAVE GOOD, CLEAN

DRINKING WATER.

I WANT TO PREACH THE GOSPEL

AROUND THE WORLD.

YOU DO ALL OF IT WHEN YOU

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

SO JOIN WITH US.

JOIN IN CHANGING THE WORLD.

WE'RE DOING IT.

WE'RE PREACHING THE GOSPEL,

AND WE'RE HELPING PEOPLE,

AND WE NEED HELP.

AND WE NEED PEOPLE TO GIVE.

SO JOIN WITH US.

AND WHEN YOU CALL, ASK FOR

PLEDGE EXPRESS.

THAT'S ELECTRONIC MONTHLY

GIVING.

THE BANK DOES ALL OF THE

WORK.

THERE IS NO CHECKS TO

WRITE.

WE SAVE SO MUCH ON THE

PROCESSING, WE CAN SEND

MONTHLY TEACHING C.D.s TO

YOU CALLED "POWER FOR

LIFE."

IF YOU WOULD LIKE THAT, ASK

FOR PLEDGE EXPRESS WHEN YOU

CALL.

TERRY?

Terry: COMING UP, A

TEENAGER BECOMES A TOPLESS

DANCER.

I LOOKED IN THE PAPER,

AND IT SAID $1,000 A WEEK,

AND I THOUGHT, I COULD DO

THAT.

Terry: WHY SHE BECAME A

STRIPPER, AND

WHAT

MADE HER

CHANGE HER LINE OF WORK,

WHEN WE COME BACK.

THANK YOU, CBN.

Terry: THESE ARE THE

THINGS YOU MAKE POSSIBLE

WHEN YOU PARTNER WITH CBN.

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE AROUND

THE WORLD BEGIN NEW LIVES

BECAUSE YOU CARED ENOUGH TO

GIVE.

TO THOSE OF YOU WHO RECENTLY

PLEDGED TO JOIN "THE 700

CLUB," THANK YOU.

YOUR HELP WILL MAKE A

TREMENDOUS DIFFERENCE IN SO

MANY LIVES.

PLEASE BE SURE TO WATCH FOR

THIS MAILING AND REMEMBER TO

SEND IN YOUR PLEDGE.

BECAUSE WHEN WE ALL COME

TOGETHER TO HELP, MIRACLES

HAPPEN.

WELCOME BACK TO "THE 700

CLUB."

LEADERS OF RELIGIOUS GROUPS

REPRESENTING MORE THAN

100 MILLION AMERICANS HAVE

WRITTEN A LETTER OF PROTEST

ABOUT THE CONTRACEPTION

MANDATE IN OBAMACARE.

THEY SAY THE GOVERNMENT

SHOULD NOT FORCE RELIGIOUS

INSTITUTIONS OR BUSINESS

OWNERS TO PROVIDE EMPLOYEES

WITH INSURANCE COVERAGE THAT

COULD INCLUDE BIRTH CONTROL,

DRUGS THAT INDUCE ABORTION,

AND STERILIZATION.

THE LETTER URGES THE

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND

HUMAN SERVICES TO EXEMPT

ANYONE WHO HAS RELIGIOUS OR

MORAL OBJECTIONS TO THE

PLAN.

REVEREND RUSSELL MOORE SAYS

A PROPOSED H.H.S. COMPRISE

IS JUST WORD TRICKS WITH NO

EXCEPTIONS FOR BUSINESS

OWNERS.

TAX DEDUCTIONS FOR

CHARITABLE GIVING MAY BE ON

THE CHOPPINGBLOCK.

TOP SENATOR COMMITTEE

MEMBERS ARE PROPOSING

A, QUOTE,"BLANK SLATE

APPROACH" TO TAX REFORM.

IT WOULD WIPE THE TAX CODE

CLEAN AND START OVER.

THE PRESIDENT FOR

ACCOUNTABILITY, DAN BUZZBY,

SAYS HE IS CONCERNED ABOUT

THE PROPOSAL.

HE SAYS THE CHARITABLE

DEDUCTIONS AN EFFECTIVE WAY

TO ENCOURAGE INDIVIDUAL

GIVING.

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GORDON AND TERRY WILL BE

BACK WITH MORE OF "THE 700

CLUB" AFTER THIS.

PLEASE STAY WITH US.

Terry: WELL, AS A

TEENAGER, TERESA STARTED

STRIPPING FOR ONE SIMPLE

REASON: SHE WANTED THE

MONEY.

SHE HAD THE SAME MOTIVE WHEN

SHE BECAME A PROSTITUTE.

BUT TERESA SOON FOUND OUT

HER CAREER CAME WITH A

PRICE.

YOU'RE CAPTURING

EVERYBODY'S ATTENTION.

YOU'RE IN THE SPOTLIGHT.

A THOUSAND DOLLARS A WEEK.

I THOUGHT I WAS ON TOP OF

THE WORLD.

YOUR BODY COMES ALIVE.

AND IT WAS THE MONEY.

HOW COULD I REFUSE IT?

Reporter: EASY MONEY,

THAT'S WHAT SEDUCED

17-YEAR-OLD TERESA INTO

TOPLESS DANCING.

I NEEDED A JOB.

I HAD ALREADY RUN AWAY FROM

HOME.

AND I LOOKED IN THE PAPER,

AND IT SAID, MAKE A THOUSAND

DOLLARS A WEEK.

A THOUSAND DOLLARS A WEEK.

I THOUGHT, YOU KNOW WHAT?

I CAN DO THAT.

I WAS A LITTLE NERVOUS, BUT

AT THE SAME TIME, YOU CAN

FEEL THIS SENSE OF POWER,

THAT AS A WOMAN, TO CAPTURE

A MAN'S ATTENTION THAT WAY.

I DID MAKE GREAT MONEY, AND

I NEVER HAD ANYTHING TO SHOW

FOR IT.

I SPENT IT LIKE CRAZY.

AS FAST AS I COULD MAKE IT

IN ONE HAND, IT WAS GONE IN

THE OTHER.

Reporter: TERESA

QUICKLY FOUND THAT THE SENSE

OF POWER WAS FLEETING, TOO.

YOU START ACTUALLY HATING

MEN BECAUSE YOU FEEL LIKE

THEY'RE USING THEM.

YOU WANT TO USE THEM AND

HURT THEM BEFORE THEY CAN DO

THAT TO YOU.

SO INSIDE I WAS JUST HARD.

Reporter: SHE TOOK THE

EDGE OFF WITH DRUGS AND

ALCOHOL.

I COULDN'T TAKE LIFE

ANYMORE.

I COULDN'T DEAL WITH LOOKING

IN THE MIRROR AND SEEING

MYSELF.

I WOULD HAVE TO DO SHOTS OF

TEQUILA AND STUFF IN ORDER

JUST TO GO INTO THE CLUBS,

JUST TO START WORKING, AFTER

A WHILE.

Reporter: THE PROMISE

OF MORE MONEY DREW TERESA

INTO PROSTITUTION.

I HAD LEARNED THE GAME.

I HAD MASTERED IT.

I MEAN, I COULD NAME MY OWN

PRICE AND HOW MUCH I WANTED

TO CHARGE FOR MY BODY.

NOT ANYONE ELSE.

HOW MUCH I WANTED TO

CHARGE.

I STARTED DRINKING MORE

BECAUSE EVEN THOUGH I

THOUGHT I HAD ALL OF THIS

MONEY AND CONTROL AND POWER,

THERE WAS ALWAYS SOMETHING

MISSING.

I HAD A HOLE INSIDE THAT WAS

ACHING.

I HIT ROCK BOTTOM IN MY LATE

20s.

I HAD THROWN A PARTY AT MY

HOUSE, AND I HAD BEEN

DRINKING FOR A COUPLE DAYS

STRAIGHT.

I WAS DOING DRUGS ON TOP OF

THAT.

PLUS ALSO TAKING

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.

I COULDN'T KEEP UP WITH

EVERYTHING.

I COULDN'T KEEP UP WITH THE

GAME THAT MY LIFE WAS

PLAYING.

Reporter: TERESA

OVERDOSED IN A NEAR LETHAL

COMBINATION OF DRUGS,

ALCOHOL, AND MEDICATION.

AND I CAN REMEMBER THE

DOCTOR LOOKING AT ME AND

SAYING, WHAT MADE YOU DO

THAT?

WHAT IS SO BAD IN YOUR

LIFE.

HE WAS SAYING, I SEE A

PRETTY GIRL HERE.

Reporter: BUT ON THE

INSIDE, SHE FELT BROKEN.

THE SPIRIT THAT LIVED IN

ME HAD ALREADY DIED.

THERE WAS NOTHING LEFT OF

TERESA IN THERE.

IT WAS LIKE A SHELL.

Reporter: AFTER SHE GOT

OUT OF THE HOSPITAL, ANOTHER

AD CAUGHT HER ATTENTION.

A LITTLE AD IN THE

NEWSPAPER SAID COMMUNITY

CHAPEL.

AND THE PASTOR'S NAME WAS

PASTOR KENNETH SPORE.

AND HE SAID, YOU'RE INVITED

TO COME.

I REMEMBER SITTING THERE AND

HAD ON MY SHORTEST DRESS AND

MY SPIKED HEELS, THINKING

THAT IS WHAT YOU WOULD

SUPPOSED TO WEAR.

AND THEY DIDN'T TURN THEIR

BACKS ON ME.

WITH WHAT I WAS WEARING, OR

HOW LOW MY DRESS WAS OR HOW

SHORT.

THEY DIDN'T TELL ME TO GET

OUT.

THEY STAYED WITH ME AND THEY

PRAYED WITH ME.

AT THE END, WHEN THEY HAD

ALTER CALL, I WENT DOWN AND

I INVITED JESUS INTO MY

HEART THAT NIGHT.

HE DIDN'T HAVE TO CHOOSE ME,

AND HE DID.

Reporter: IMMEDIATELY

HER CRAVINGS FOR DRUGS AND

ALCOHOL STOPPED, AND HE GOT

OUT OF PROSTITUTION.

AND

I MADE THAT CHURCH MY

HOME

CHURCH.

I WOULD GO EVERY SUNDAY

MORNING, AND I WOULD GO

WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

BUT AT THE SAME TIME, I HAD

NOT TOTALLY SOLD OUT TO

GOD.

I WOULD GO BACK IN THE CLUB

FOR A WEEK AND WORK AT

NIGHT, AND NOT TELL ANYONE.

JUST SO I COULD SAVE MONEY.

Reporter: FOR TWO YEARS

SHE STRUGGLED TO GET OUT OF

THE STRIP CLUBS.

WHEN SHE GOT A JOB ON A

RANCH, TERESA WAS FINALLY

FREE.

AFTER I STARTED REALLY

SURRENDERING EVERYTHING TO

GOD, I COULD FEEL THAT HE

WANTED ME.

HE WANTED ME TO DO MORE FOR

HIM.

THAT IT WASN'T JUST ABOUT

ME.

IT WAS ABOUT HELPING OTHERS

AS I HAD BEEN HELPED.

AND SO HE WANTED ME TO START

DOING MINISTRY FOR HIM.

HE WANTED ME TO START

TELLING OTHERS ABOUT HIM.

Reporter: TODAY TERESA

TEACHES A WOMEN'S BIBLE

STUDY AT HER CHURCH, AND

ENJOYS SPENDING TIME WITH

HER HUSBAND, WAYNE.

SHE TELLS EVERYONE SHE CAN

ABOUT HOW JESUS SET HER

FREE.

I AM FILLED BEYOND

BELIEF.

I HAVE JOY.

I HAVE PEACE.

I HAVE A HUSBAND, A HOME, A

MINISTRY.

IT IS MORE THAN I COULD EVER

HAVE DREMPT UP MYSELF OR

EVEN WISH FOR.

IF HE CAN TAKE ME AND CHANGE

ME, AND HE DID, HE CAN DO IT

FOR ANYBODY.

Terry: TERESA SAID, HE

DIDN'T HAVE TO CHOOSE ME,

BUT HE DID.

THAT'S TRUE FOR ALL OF US.

HE DIDN'T HAVE TO CHOOSE ANY

OF US, BUT HE DID.

AND TODAY HIS VOICE IS

CALLING OUT TO YOU.

HOW DO I KNOW THAT?

BECAUSE YOU'VE TUNED INTO

THIS PROGRAM.

IT'S NOT CHANCE THAT YOU'RE

WATCHING TERESA'S STORY AND

YOU'RE HEARING WHAT SHE HAS

TO SAY.

IT DOESN'T MATTER WHERE

YOU'VE BEEN OR WHAT YOU'VE

DONE, CORY USED TO SAY THERE

IS NO PIT SO DEEP THAT GOD

IS NOT DEEPER STILL.

I LOVE THE SCRIPTURE THAT

SAYS, HE REACHED DOWN,

PULLED MY LIFE FROM THE PIT,

AND SET MY FEET ON A ROCK.

GOD DOESN'T WANT US TO LIVE

IN THE PITS THAT WE MAKE FOR

OURSELVES.

DEEP, DARK, UGLY, TERRIFYING

PLACES, EMPTY PLACES.

JESUS SAID, I CAME THAT THEY

MIGHT HAVE LIFE AND HAVE IT

ABUNDANTLY.

HAVE IT ABUNDANTLY.

NOT JUST LIVE.

NOT JUST BREATHE AIR IN AND

OUT.

BUT TO LIVE ABUNDANTLY WITH

FULLNESS OF JOY.

IF YOU DON'T HAVE THAT, IT

IS BEING OFFERED TO YOU

RIGHT NOW.

THE LORD IS SAYING TO YOU, I

CREATED YOU WITH A PLAN AND

PURPOSE IN MIND.

I WANT YOU TO BE A PART OF

WHO I AM AND WHAT I'M

DOING.

I WANT TO FORGIVE YOUR SINS

AND GIVE YOU A FRESH

BEGINNING.

HOW DOES THAT SOUND?

WOULDN'T YOU LIKE TO START

OVER?

START OVER KNOWING WHAT YOU

KNOW TODAY?

LETTING GO OF THE JUNK AND

GRABBING HOLD OF WHAT

MATTERS.

YOU CAN DO THAT RIGHT NOW.

JESUS, THE ONE THAT THE WORD

SAYS CREATED EVERYTHING THAT

IS, INCLUDING YOU AND ME,

SAYS HE SAW YOU BEFORE YOU

WERE FORMED IN YOUR MOTHER'S

WOMB, AND HE HAS BEEN

WAITING FOR YOU.

NOW, TODAY, YOU'VE HEARD THE

INVITATION.

WHAT WILL YOU DO?

WILL YOU COME HOME TO THE

HEART OF GOD?

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS ASK

HIM.

IT IS THAT SIMPLE.

IT IS NOT ABOUT RELIGION.

IT IS NOT ABOUT CHURCH.

IT'S NOT ABOUT ANY OF THOSE

THINGS.

IT'S ABOUT A RELATIONSHIP.

AND IT BEGINS WITH YOU

HEARING HIS INVITATION AND

SAYING YES.

AND OPENING UP YOUR HEART

AND YOUR LIFE TO HIM.

WILL YOU DO THAT NOW.

JUST PRAY WITH ME.

LET'S GO TO HIM RIGHT NOW.

HE'S HERE.

JESUS, I WANT WHAT TERESA

FOUND.

I WANT TO GIVE YOU MY LIFE,

SHABBY AND MARRED AS IT MAY

BE.

I'M ASKING YOU TO PULL MY

LIFE OUT OF THE PIT AND SET

MY FEET ON THE ROCK OF YOU.

YOUR NAME, YOUR POWER, YOUR

GRACE.

OH, GOD, TEACH ME YOUR

WAYS.

FORGIVE MY SINS.

THEY ARE GREAT AND THEY ARE

MANY, AND I KNOW THAT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU FOR COVERING ME

WITH YOUR SACRIFICE.

NOW, WILL YOU COME INTO MY

LIFE?

WILL YOU BE AT THE CENTER OF

MY HEART, MY BEING, MY

SOUL?

TEACH ME YOUR WAYS.

SHOW ME HOW TO LIVE.

FILL ME WITH YOUR HOLY

SPIRIT.

GIVE ME THE POWER TO RISE

ABOVE THE POOR CHOICES OF MY

PAST AND LIVE IN NEWNESS OF

LIFE WITH YOU.

I WANT TO RECEIVE IT ALL

FROM YOU TODAY, JESUS.

AND I GIVE YOU ALL THAT I AM

AND ALL THAT I HAVE.

AND I'M ASKING THIS IN YOUR

PRECIOUS NAME.

AMEN.

IF YOU JUST PRAYED THAT

PRAYER, WE'VE GOT A

WONDERFUL PACKET WE WOULD

LIKE TO SEND TO YOU.

BECAUSE NOW YOU NEED TO

GROW.

YOU'VE MADE THIS COMMITMENT,

AND HOW DO YOU MOVE FORWARD

IN YOUR LIFE?

THIS IS CALLED "A NEW DAY,"

AND IT'S FILLED WITH

INFORMATION.

SOUND ADVICE.

INFORMATION FROM THE WORD OF

GOD.

IT WILL HELP YOU MOVE

FORWARD AS YOU LOVE AND LIVE

IN AND FOR JESUS CHRIST.

YOU CAN GET THIS BY CALLING

THAT TOLL-FREE NUMBER,

1-800-759-0700.

JUST SAY, I JUST PRAYED THAT

PRAYER AND I'D LIKE THE "NEW

DAY" PACKET, AND WE'LL GET

IT UT FOR YOU RIGHT AWAY.

UP NEXT, A MOTHER AND SON

SURVIVE A MONSTER STORM,

ARMED WITH THE POWER OF

PRAYER.

PLUS, WE'RE GOING TO BE

PRAYING FOR YOU AND YOUR

NEEDS, SO STAY WITH US.

Gordon: ONE MINUTE TARA

AND HER SON WERE STOPPING

FOR A BURGER, AND THE NEXT

THEY WERE FACING AN F-5

TORNADO, ONE OF THE WORST IN

THE HISTORY OF MISSISSIPPI.

HERE IS WHAT HAPPENED.

Reporter: TARA MITCHELL

IS A RETIRED SCHOOL TEACHER

FROM CLINTON, MISSISSIPPI.

WHO ALWAYS THOUGHT SHE HAD A

GOOD GRASP ON SCIENCE AND

WEATHER PATTERNS.

IT SEEMED ALMOST ROUTINE

WHEN HE AND HE SON STOPPED

AT A FAST FOOD RESTAURANT IN

WAZU CITY TO WAIT OUT WHAT

THEY THOUGHT IT WAS JUST

ANOTHER STORM.

WE WERE LOOKING OUT THE

WINDOWS, AND NOTICED THE

RAIN STOPPED.

AND IT GOT REALLY DARK.

WE'RE LOOKING AT THE CLOUDS,

AND WE STARTED TO NOTICE

THAT THE CLOUDS STARTED TO

ROTATE BACK.

IT WAS LIKE THE WIND WAS

BLOWING THEM PAST, AND THEN

THEY STARTED TO COME BACK.

Reporter: SO TARA, MAC,

AND ALL OF THE OTHER

RESTAURANT EMPLOYEES WENT TO

THE RESTAURANT TO TAKE

SHELTER.

AS SOON AS WE CLOSED THE

DOOR, THE LIGHTS WENT OUT.

AND THEN THERE WAS A SOUND.

IT SOUNDED LIKE A CANNON.

THE NEXT THING THAT HAPPENED

WAS THAT THE GROUND STARTED

TO SHAKE, LIKE AN

EARTHQUAKE.

AND IN MY MIND, YOU KNOW, MY

TEACHER MIND, I'M THINKING,

THIS IS NOT SUPPOSED TO

HAPPEN.

I'M SUPPOSED TO HEAR A

ROARING.

I'M SUPPOSED TO HEAR WIND OR

PRESSURE.

THIS IS LIKE AN EARTHQUAKE.

Reporter: BY NOW,

PEOPLE WERE CRYING AND

TRYING TO CALL OUT TO THEIR

FRIENDS AND FAMILY.

ON I JUST THOUGHT, WHAT

CAN I DO?

THERE HAS GOT TO BE

SOMETHING I CAN DO.

AND I THOUGHT, PRAY.

AND THANK GOD FOR WHAT HE

HASN'T DONE YET.

I BEGAN TO THANK HIM FOR HIS

PROTECTION.

THAT HE CREATED THE STORM

AND GOD WAS IN CONTROL OF

THE STORM.

IF IT WAS HIS WILL, IT COULD

PASS.

I KNEW HE PROMISED IN HIS

WORD THAT IT WAS NOT HIS

WILL, NOT GOD'S WILL, THAT

ANYONE SHOULD PERISH.

SO TO JUST GIVE HIM A CHANCE

TO CALL UPON THE LORD.

AND IT WAS OVER RIGHT AFTER

I SAID THAT.

Reporter: TARA STEPPED

OUT OF THE RESTROOM FIRST.

THE BRICK WALL WITH THE

GLASS WINDOWS TO THE RIGHT

OF THE RESTAURANT, IT WAS

TOTALLY GONE.

ALL OF THE WINDOWS WERE

GONE.

CHAIRS AND TABLES, SOME OF

THEM WERE MISSING.

THE COUNTER WHERE YOU STAND

AND PLACE YOUR ORDER WAS NOT

EVEN IN THE RESTAURANT.

THE CEILING TILES IN THE

RESTAURANT WERE -- THE ONES

THAT WERE NOT MISSING WERE

HANGING, SO THAT YOU COULD

SEE THE SKY.

AND THERE WAS GLASS

EVERYWHERE.

Reporter: WHETHER

OFFICIALS LATER REPORTED

THAT THE TORNADO ON

APRIL 24th, 2010, WAS ON

THE GROUND FOR 149 MILES.

IT LASTED NEARLY THREE HOURS

AND REACHED A MAXIMUM WIDTH

OF 1.75 MILES.

IT REMINDS YOU OF

KATRINA.

THERE ARE NOW OFFICIALS

FATALITIES FROM THIS STORM.

A LOT OF PEOPLE

UNACCOUNTED FOR RIGHT NOW.

Reporter: BUT THE

TORNADO HAD NOT HARMED A IS

SINGLE PERSON AT WENDY'S.

WHEN I TURNED AND LOOKED

BACK THROUGH THE DOOR INTO

THE RESTROOM, THE RESTROOM

WAS PERFECT.

THERE WERE NO CEILING TILES

OUT OF PLACE.

THERE WERE NO CRACKS IN THE

WALL.

THE DOOR WAS STILL ON THE

HINGES AND OPENED AND CLOSED

FINE.

THERE IS NO WAY ANYBODY

COULD SURVIVE THIS.

THERE IS NO WAY YOU CAN JUST

WALK AWAY WITHOUT EVEN A

SCRATCH, AND WE DID.

I MEAN, THAT'S OUR GOD.

HE JUST MAKES A WAY WHERE

YOU THINK NONE IS POSSIBLE.

AND NO MATTER WHAT SITUATION

YOU'RE IN, YOU KNOW, HE

HEARS YOU.

HE SEES YOU, AND HE IS

STANDING THERE READY.

HE IS STANDING THERE READY

TO CUP YOU IN HIS HANDS,

JUST LIKE HE DID ALL OF US.

Gordon: HE IS STANDING

THERE, READY TO CUP YOU IN

HIS HANDS.

HE IS OUR VERY PRESENT HELP

IN TIME OF TROUBLE.

THAT'S WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS,

A VERY PRESENT HELP.

SOME OF YOU, YOU NEED HELP.

AND YOU'RE CRYING OUT FOR

ANSWERS, AND YOU'RE

WONDERING, YOU KNOW, CAN GOD

HELP ME?

CAN HE PROTECT ME?

CAN HE HEAL ME?

CAN HE PROVIDE FOR ME?

AND THE ANSWER IS YES, HE

CAN DO ALL OF THOSE THINGS.

WHAT DOES IT TAKE?

WELL, IT TAKES JUST WHAT

THAT WONDERFUL WOMAN DID.

SHE IS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE

NEED.

SHE SAID, I'M JUST GOING TO

PRAY.

I'M JUST GOING TO BELIEVE

GOD.

AND GOD CAME THROUGH FOR

HER.

AND HE'LL DO THAT FOR YOU IF

YOU DO THE SAME THING.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS

BELIEVE.

NOW, I WANT TO ENCOURAGE

YOU.

HERE ARE SOME OTHER JUST

WONDERFUL TESTIMONIES.

THIS IS JENNA FROM

MARYLAND.

SHE IS DIAGNOSED WITH

CROHN'S DISEASE.

AT TIMES HER CONDITION WAS

SO PAINFUL SHE COULDN'T EVEN

WALK.

AND ALL THE DOCTORS COULD DO

WAS MONITOR HER SITUATION,

AND PRESCRIBE MEDICATIONS.

THE PROBLEM GREW WORSE OVER

EIGHT YEARS.

THEN ONE DAY SHE WAS

WATCHING "THE 700 CLUB,"

TERRY, YOU HAD A WORD OF

KNOWLEDGE.

YOU HAVE DIGESTIVE AND

INTERNAL PROBLEMS,

ESPECIALLY CROHN'S DISEASE.

YOU'VE HAD YEARS OF PAIN.

GOD IS TOUCHING YOUR BODY

RIGHT NOW AND HEALING YOU

COMPLETELY.

JUST RECEIVE THAT.

WELL, JENNA DID JUST THAT,

AND SHE WAS COMPLETELY

HEALED.

SHE HAS HAD ABSOLUTELY NO

SYMPTOMS.

EIGHT YEARS, AND NOW NO

SYMPTOMS SINCE THAT DAY.

Terry: THAT IS A

MIRACLE.

THIS IS NANCY, WHO LIVES IN

PENNSYLVANIA.

SHE BROKE HER RIGHT HIP.

HER DOCTORS PUT SCREWS IN IT

TO HELP HER HEAL, AND AFTER

THAT SHE STARTED HAVING

BURNING PAIN IN HER HIP.

THE C.T. SCAN SHOWED

IMFLAMMATION.

ALTHOUGH THE DR. REMOVED THE

SCREWS, THE BURNING PAIN WAS

WORSE.

SHE AND HER FRIEND WERE

WATCHING "THE 700 CLUB."

AND GORDON, YOU SAID,

SOMEBODY WITH A HIP

CONDITION, YOU'RE WALKING

WITH A LIMP, AND RIGHT NOW

YOU'RE BEING HEALED IN

JESUS' NAME.

RIGHT THEN SHE FELT THE PAIN

GO AWAY.

WHEN SHE TOLD THE DOCTOR

WHAT HAPPENED, HE SAID IT

MUST BE A MIRACLE.

Gordon: GOD WANTS TO

WORK MIRACLES.

JESUS SAID YOU HAVE TO HAVE

THE FAITH OF A LITTLE CHILD,

TO TRUST AND COME TO DADDY,

AND SAY THIS IS WHAT I

NEED.

FAITH IS AN ACT.

SO LAY THAT HAND ON THAT

PART OF YOUR BODY THAT NEEDS

HEALING.

TERRY AND I WILL AGREE.

AND LET'S JOIN A CIRCLE OF

PRAYER.

THERE IS A WONDERFUL VERSE,

WHEN TWO OR MORE AGREE

TOUCHING ANYTHING, IT SHALL

BE DONE.

LET'S PRAY.

LORD, WE JUST LIFT THE NEEDS

OF THE AUDIENCE TO YOU RIGHT

NOW.

AND WE JUST TRUST IN YOUR

UNFAILING LOVE.

YOUR MERCY IS NEW EVERY

MORNING.

YOUR COMPASSION, IT FAILS

NONE.

AND SO IN THAT COMPASSION,

AND IN THAT LOVE, WE WORK TO

LOOK TO YOU.

WE DON'T WORK ON OUR OWN

EFFORT.

WE COME TO YOU WITH

NOTHING.

AND WE ASK THAT WITH YOU WE

CAN DO ALL THINGS.

AND SO WITH YOU, TOGETHER WE

COME INTO GLEAMENT.

AN AGREEMENT.

AND AS PEOPLE ARE LAYING

HANDS ON THAT PART OF THE

BODY THAT NEEDS HEALING, WE

JOIN IN AGREEMENT WITH THEM.

AND TOGETHER WE SAY OUT

LOUD, BE HEALED AND BE MADE

WHOLE IN THE NAME OF JESUS.

NOW, JUST STRETCH FORTH YOUR

HAND AND TOUCH AND HEAL.

AND RESTORE NOW.

IN JESUS' NAME.

SOMEONE, YOU HEARD THE STORY

ABOUT THE RIGHT HIP, AND

YOU'VE GOT PROBLEMS IN YOUR

LEFT HIP.

AND YOUR SAYING, PLEASE SAY

LEFT HIP.

GOD HAS HEARD YOUR CRY, AND

YOU FELT LIKE A JOLT OF

ELECTRICITY GO THROUGH YOUR

ENTIRE LEFT LEG.

GOD IS RESTORING YOUR JOINT

AND RESTORING YOUR GAIT.

AND HE IS TAKING AWAY ALL OF

THAT PAIN RIGHT NOW.

TERRY?

Terry: THERE IS SOMEONE

WITH A TORN RETINA IN YOUR

RIGHT EYE, AND GOD IS

HEALING THAT FOR YOU RIGHT

NOW.

EVEN THOUGH NOTHING SEEMS TO

HAVE BEEN ABLE TO REPAIR

THAT SUFFICIENTLY, GOD IS

HEALING IT.

Gordon: THERE IS A GIRL

NAMED LIDIA AND YOU SAY, I

NEED TO HEAR MY NAME.

GOD IS CALLING YOUR NAME AND

HE IS HEALING YOU NOW.

IN JESUS' NAME, BE RESTORED,

BE RENEWED.

WE COME AGAINST THAT ILLNESS

THAT IS WASTING YOU.

GOD IS HEALING YOU NOW IN

JESUS' NAME.

Terry: AND THERE IS

SOMEONE ELSE, YOU'RE USING A

WHEELCHAIR.

YOU HAVEN'T ALWAYS BEEN IN A

CHAIR, BUT WHATEVER

CONDITION YOU HAVE SEEMS TO

HAVE WORSENED.

GOD IS HEALING THAT

CONDITION FOR YOU.

YOU'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO

WALK FREELY AGAIN.

BELIEVE THAT AND STAND ON

THE PROMISE OF GOD AS HE

TOUCHES YOUR BODY.

Gordon: LORD, WE THANK

AND PRAISE YOU.

WE JOIN WITH THE PSALMIST,

BLESS THE LORD, O MY SOUL,

YOU FORGIVE ALL OF OUR

INEQUITIES, YOU RENEW OUR

STRENGTH.

THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU'RE

DOING.

THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU'VE

DONE, AND WE RECEIVE IT ALL

IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

IF YOU'VE BEEN TOUCHED BY

GOD, WE WANT TO SHARE IN

YOUR GOOD REPORT.

WE ALWAYS LIKE TO TELL

PEOPLE WHAT GOD IS DOING IN

THE WORLD TODAY, SO CALL

US.

LET US KNOW.

1-800-759-0700.

AND IF YOU NEED SOMEONE JUST

TO AGREE WITH YOU PRAYER,

WE'RE HERE FOR YOU 24 HOURS

A DAY, SEVEN DAYS A WEEK.

ALL YOU'VE GOT TO DO IS PICK

UP THE PHONE AND MAKE A

TOLL-FREE CALL.

1-800-759-0700.

IT'S OUR HONOR, IT'S A

PRIVILEGE TO PRAY WITH YOU,

PRAY FOR YOU, AND WE WANT TO

DO THAT.

WE'LL COME INTO AGREEMENT

WITH YOU ANY TIME YOU NEED

PRAYER.

WE'RE HERE FOR YOU.

1-800-759-0700.

WELL, WE'RE GOING TO BE

ANSWERING SOME OF YOUR

E-MAIL QUESTIONS WHEN WE

COME

BACK.

STAY WITH US.

Terry: WE WANT TO

ANSWER SOME OF THE QUESTIONS

THAT YOU'VE SUBMITTED NOW.

THIS ONE IS FROM ONE OF OUR

VIEWERS WHO SAYS, "IS IT

MANDATORY TO BE A MEMBER OF

A CHURCH.

MY HUSBAND SAYS IT IS LIKE A

TATTOO.

IT'S A MARK.

I WANT TO BE A MEMBER TO

BELONG TO A CHRISTIAN

FAMILY, IS THAT WRONG?"

Gordon: I DON'T

UNDERSTAND IT BEING A

TATTOO.

IT IS NOT WRONG TO WANT TO

BE A PART OF A CHURCH.

THERE IS THE CHURCH, THE

BODY OF CHRIST, WHICH YOU

ARE A MEMBER OF AS SOON AS

YOU BELIEVE IT.

AS SOON AS YOU BELIEVE THAT

JESUS WAS SENT, THAT HE DIED

FOR YOUR SINS, AND HE ROSE

AGAIN -- AS SOON AS YOU

BELIEVE THAT, YOU'RE PART OF

THE UNIVERSAL CHURCH, IF YOU

WILL.

BUT I ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO

JOIN A LOCAL FELLOWSHIP.

I THINK IT IS IN A

FELLOWSHIP THAT YOU GROW,

THAT YOU GET DISCIPLED, SO,

YEAH, BY ALL MEANS JOIN A

CHURCH.

Terry: EBBY WANTS TO

KNOW, "WHAT'S THE BEST WAY

TO FORGIVE AND BE HAPPY,

EVEN THOUGH THE OFFENDER HAS

NOT ASKED FOR FORGIVENESS?"

Gordon: THE BEST WAY TO

FORGIVE IS TO DO IT EVEN IF

THEY DON'T ASK, AND DO IT

FROM YOUR HEART.

BECAUSE WHAT IS GOING ON IS

EVERY TIME YOU REMEMBER THE

OFFENSE, EVERY TIME IT COMES

BACK, YOU HURT YOURSELF ALL

OVER AGAIN.

YOU BRING UP BITTERNESS AND

RESENTMENT.

AND OUR BODIES AREN'T MADE

FOR THAT.

ALL KINDS OF STRESS HORMONES

GET RELEASED IN YOUR BRAIN.

IT EFFECTS YOU.

THERE ARE ALL KINDS OF

STRESS-RELATED ILLNESSES.

YOU WANT TO BE FREE FROM

THAT.

YOU WANT TO BE FREE.

SO SET YOURSELF FREE BY

GIVING THEM A GIFT OF

FORGIVENESS, EVEN IF THEY

HAVEN'T ASKED FOR IT.

YOU ACTUALLY HELP YOURSELF

WHEN YOU LET IT GO.

AND DO IT AND MEAN IT FROM

YOUR HEART.

SOMETIMES THAT'S A PROCESS,

AND SOMETIMES IT'S

DIFFICULT.

BUT DO IT.

I ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO

FORGIVE.

AND WHEN YOU DO, YOU GET

MORE FORGIVENESS FROM YOUR

HEAVENLY FATHER.

SO REALIZE IT'S SOMETHING

YOU HAVE TO CONTINUALLY DO.

JESUS TALKED ABOUT IT IN

TERMS OF IF WE DON'T

FORGIVE, WE GET DELIVERED

OVER TO TORTURERS.

SO YOU DON'T WANT THAT.

YOU DON'T WANT TO BE

TORTURE.

YOU WANT TO BE SET FREE.

THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE

FOR THIS PROGRAM.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM DANIEL 6: "HE

DELIVERS AND RESCUES, AND HE

WORKS SIGNS AND WONDERS IN

HEAVEN AND ON EARTH."

FOR TERRY, FOR LEE, FOR ALL

OF US, GOD BLESS YOU.

WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN.

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