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The 700 Club - Sept. 10, 2013

Ignacio was sentenced to life in San Quentin Prison for his gang related crimes. Plus, a vibrant young mother meets her match when pulmonary blood clots threaten her life. Read Transcript


OKAY.

A MOTHER COLLAPSES.

TIFFANY!

WITH A MYSTERIOUS

ILLNESS.

SHE REALLY LOOKED LIKE

SHE WAS IN BAD SHAPE.

HOW DOCTORS SCRAMBLED TO

SAVE HER LIFE.

I HAD TO GIVE HER A

CHANCE.

AND THE HELP THEY GOT

FROM OUTSIDE THE O.R.

WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE

TO BELIEVE AND FIGHT,

WHATEVER THIS THING IS.

7 DAYS ABLAZE CONTINUES

ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB."

*

[APPLAUSE]

Pat: WELL, HOT NEWS

TODAY IN THE SYRIAN FRONT.

SYRIA SAYS IT HAS ACCEPTED

THE RUSSIAN PLAN TO PUT ITS

CHEMICAL WEAPONS UNDER

INTERNATIONAL CONTROL.

THAT COULD GIVE PRESIDENT

OBAMA A WAY OUT OF THE

CRISIS.

YEAH.

THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN

HAVING A HARD TIME BUILDING

SUPPORT FOR A U.S. STRIKE ON

SYRIA BECAUSE NEITHER THE

PUBLIC NOR CONGRESS SUPPORTS

AN ATTACK.

CHARLENE ISRAEL HAS THE

STORY.

Reporter: PRESIDENT

OBAMA ADDRESSES THE NATION

TONIGHT, CALLING FOR ACTION

AGAINST THE SYRIAN

GOVERNMENT.

BUT A POSSIBLE DIPLOMATIC

BREAKTHROUGH COULD GIVE A

RELUCTANT COUNTRY THE OPTION

IT HAS BEEN WAITING FOR.

IS MILITARY STRIKE ON

PAUSE?

ABSOLUTELY.

Reporter: PRESIDENT

OBAMA TOLD ABC'S DIANE

SAWYER THAT THE ASSAD REGIME

COULD AVOID A MILITARY

STRIKE IF IT TURNS OVER ITS

CHEMICAL WEAPONS.

President Obama: I WANT

TO MAKE SURE THAT THE NORM

AGAINST USE OF CHEMICAL

WEAPONS IS MAINTAINED.

IF WE CAN DO THAT WITHOUT A

MILITARY STRIKE, THAT IS

OVERWHELMINGLY MY

PREFERENCE.

Reporter: THE

SUGGESTION WAS FIRST MADE BY

SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN

KERRY, BUT RUSSIA QUICKLY

DECLARED ITS SUPPORT AND GOT

DAMASCUS ON BOARD.

PRESIDENT OBAMA CALLED IT A

POTENTIALLY POSITIVE

DEVELOPMENT, BUT HE SAYS IT

DOESN'T MEAN CONGRESS SHOULD

WITHDRAW THE THREAT OF

MILITARY ACTION.

President Obama: IF THE

CHOICE IS BETWEEN A WORLD

BETWEEN DICTATORS AND OTHER

COUNTRIES START BELIEVING IT

IS ACCEPT TAL TO USE

CHEMICAL WEAPONS ON CIVIL

WANS AND CHILDREN, THAT

WOULD MAKE IT MORE DANGEROUS

FOR US.

Reporter: BUT THE

PRESIDENT ONLY HAS 44 VOTES

IN THE HOUSE.

217 ARE NEEDED.

EVEN THE

DEMOCRATIC-CONTROLLED SENATE

APPEARS IN DOUBT.

THEY ARE USING THE

DIPLOMATIC DEVELOPMENTS TO

AVOID OR DELAY A MILITARY

ACTION.

I SEE TOO MUCH RISK THAT

A MILITARY STRIKE COULD DO

MORE HARM THAN GOOD.

Reporter: NOW THE

AMERICAN PEOPLE AND THE

INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY WAIT

TO SEE HOW ALL OF THE NEW

DEVELOPMENTS PLAY OUT.

CHARLENE ISRAEL, CBN NEWS.

Pat: WHO WOULD HAVE

THOUGHT THAT VLADIMIR PUTIN

WAS GOING TO SAVE OBAMA.

WELL, THAT'S THE WAY IT HAS

WORKED OUT BECAUSE HE WAS

FACING A SEVERE SETBACK IN

THE CONGRESS.

THE UNITED STATES CITIZENS

WERE OPPOSED TO ANY MILITARY

ACTION IN SYRIA, AND SO

RUSSIA STEPS IN AND KERRY

STEPS IN, AND THE TWO

TOGETHER -- I DON'T KNOW

WHO'S IDEA WAS FIRST, BUT

THE ONLY PROBLEM THIS THING

RAISES, LADIES AND

GENTLEMEN, KEEP THIS IN

MIND, IF SYRIA PUTS ITS

CHEMICAL WEAPONS UNDER

INTERNATIONAL CONTROL, WHAT

HAPPENS TO ISRAEL'S NUCLEAR

WEAPONS?

DO THEY GO UNDER

INTERNATIONAL CONTROL, TOO?

WHAT ABOUT THE UNITED

STATES' ARSENAL OF

EVERYTHING?

WOULD THAT BE UNDER

INTERNATIONAL CONTROL?

WOULD WILL BE A MOVE AROUND

THE WORLD?

WELL, SYRIA DID IT, WHY

DON'T YOU DO?

KEEP THAT IN MIND, THE

UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES OF

OUR ACTIONS.

AND THERE WOULD BE SOMETHING

ELSE UNINTENDED, IF WE

OVERTHREW ASSAD.

THE RADICALS ARE NOT EXACTLY

PRO-CHRISTIANS.

THEY'RE KEEPING UP THEIR

THREATS AGAINST CHRISTIANS

IN THAT COUNTRY.

JOHN JESSUP HAS MORE ON THAT

STORY FROM WASHINGTON.

Reporter: PAT, SYRIAN

REBELS LINKED TO AL-QAEDA

TOOK OVER THE CHRISTIAN TOWN

OF MALULO AND THEY

THREATENED CHRISTIANS THERE

TO CONVERT OR DIE.

ONE WITNESS SAYS THE REBELS

ATTACKED CHRISTIAN HOMES AND

CHURCHES.

ANOTHER SAYS, I SAW THE

MILITANTS GRABBING FIVE

VILLAGERS AND GRABBING THEM

AND SAYING, EITHER YOU

CONVERT TO ISLAM, OR YOU

WILL BE BEHEADED.

ISRAEL IS BEEFING UP ITS

DEFENCES IN CASE THE U.S.

DOES STRIKE SYRIA AND THERE

IS A RETALIATORY ATTACK ON

THE JEWISH STATE.

PREPARATIONS ARE UNDER WAY,

EVEN IF THE U.S. WON'T

LAUNCH SUCH A STRIKE,

BECAUSE OF RUSSIA'S PLANS

FOR SYRIAN CHEMICAL

WEAPONS.

Reporter:RUSSIA'S

FOREIGN MINISTER MADE THE

PROPOSAL, AND SYRIA QUICKLY

WELCOMED THE IDEA NOR THE

INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY TO

COLLECT AND DESTROY SYRIA'S

CHEMICAL WEAPONS.

SYRIA WELCOMES THE

RUSSIAN PROPOSAL OUT OF

CONCERN FOR THE LIVES OF THE

SYRIAN PEOPLE, THE SECURITY

OF OUR COUNTRY, AND BECAUSE

IT IS THE RUSSIAN LEADERSHIP

THAT SEEKS TO AVERT AMERICAN

AGGRESSION AGAINST OUR

PEOPLE.

Reporter: THE SENATE

DECIDED TO DELAY ITS VOTE SO

IT COULD CONSIDER RUSSIA'S

PROPOSAL.

IN THE MEANTIME, ISRAEL HAS

DISTANTED ITSELF.

BUT THEY COULD FACE

RETALIATORY ATTACKS FROM

SYRIA IN CASE OF A U.S.

MILITARY STRIKE.

SO THE GOVERNMENT IS TAKING

NO CHANCES.

WE'RE IN THE HEELS ON THE

OUTSKIRTS OF JERUSALEM, AND

BEHIND ME IS THE IRON DOME

ANTI-MISSILE BATTERY

SYSTEM.

THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THE

ISRAELI ARMY HAS EVER

DEPLOYED AN ACTIVE DEFENSE

SYSTEM IN THE JERUSALEM

AREA.

THE ISRAELI DEFENSE MINISTER

SAYS ISRAEL IS READY TO DEAL

WITH THE CONSEQUENSES OF A

U.S. MILITARY STRIKE ON

SYRIA.

SYRIANS ARE STILL LINING UP

FOR GAS MASKS, AND FOR NOW,

THE WORLD IS WAITING TO SEE

WHO WILL MAKE THE NEXT

MOVE.

CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

THE HILLS OF JERUSALEM.

Reporter: THE PRESIDENT

OF BRAZIL IS AGAIN DEMANDING

ANSWERS FROM THE U.S.

GOVERNMENT ABOUT WHY THE

NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY WAS

SPYING TON THEI ON THEIR

COUNTRY.

THE N.S.A. IS ACCUSED OF

MONITORING THE PRESIDENT AND

A STATE OIL COUNTRY.

IF IT IS TRUE, THE N.S.A.

SAYS IT WAS SPYING TO

BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC

BUSINESSES.

IT ALSO SAID THE AGENCY WAS

SPYING ON GOOGLE AND AN

INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM FOR

FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS.

WOMEN SHOULD START GETTING

MAMMOGRAMS IN THEIR 40s,

RATHER THAN WAIT UNTIL THEIR

50.

THAT'S THE FINDING FROM A

NEW STUDY FROM HARVARD.

A FEW YEARS AGO, A

GOVERNMENT GROUP RECOMMENDED

THAT WOMEN WAIT UNTIL THEIR

50 TO START GETTING

MAMMOGRAMS, BUT THE HARVARD

RESEARCH STUDIED PATIENTS AT

BOSTON HOSPITALS IN THE

1990s, AND THEY FOUND HALF

WERE UNDER 50, AND 71% HAD

NOT GOTTEN A MAMMOGRAM.

THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY

RECOMMENDS THAT START

GETTING MAMMOGRAMS AT 40.

PAT, I KNOW THE GOVERNMENT

STUDY YEARS AGO WAS

CONCERNED ABOUT TOO MANY

FALSE-POSITIVES, AND

UNNECESSARY BIOPSIES, BUT IT

LOOKS LIKE THIS NEW STUDY

TRUMPS THOSE.

Pat: THOSE BIOPSIES ARE

EXTRAORDINARILY PAINFUL TO

WOMEN.

IT IS ONE OF THOSE THINGS

THAT COULD BE VERY DAMAGING,

ALSO.

ALSO, WHEN THEY DO THE

MAMMOGRAMS, THEY SQUEEZE THE

BREAST TISSUE, AND IF THERE

IS CANCER, IT COULD RUN THE

RISK OF SPREADING.

I'M PLEASED TO REPORT THERE

IS A NAME LADY CORY SAVAS,

AND SHE IS A DOCTOR, MARRIED

TO BURT SAVAS, AND THEY OWN

A LOT OF INTERESTS, AND SHE

HAD SOMETHING SHE CALLED A

MAMOBILE, AND SHE DROVE IT

AROUND AND DID MAMMOGRAMS.

MY WIFE HAD ONE, AND FOUND A

LITTLE TISSUE OUT OF LINE,

AND SHE HAD A MASTECTOMY,

AND THAT WAS YEARS AGO, AND

NO BREAST CANCER.

PRAISE THE LORD.

HAVE YOU DONE THIS, SIR?

Wendy: YES, SIR.

I BELIEVE IN IT.

IT'S NOT VERY

COMFORTABLE --

Pat: BUT YOU'VE HAD

ONE?

Wendy: SURE.

Pat: AND YOU'RE CLEAR?

Wendy: YEAH.

Pat: DON'T KEEP HAVING

THEM OVER AND OVER -- ONCE A

YEAR, I THINK, IS TOO MUCH.

Wendy: OH, YEAH.

I PROBABLY SHOULD DO IT MORE

THAN I DO, BUT IT IS

IMPORTANT TO GET IT DONE.

Pat: BLESS YOU.

WE NEED YOU AROUND.

DON'T CATCH ANYTHING,

EITHER.

Wendy: UP NEXT, MED THE

GUDA NUNS, 13 SISTERS WHO

MAKE 20 POUNDS OF CHEESE.

FIND OUT WHAT SECRET

INGREDIENT MAKES THEIR

PRODUCT A BEST-SELLER, RIGHT

AFTER THIS.

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Pat: CROZET, VIRGINIA,

A LOVELY PLACE A LITTLE WEST

OF CHARLOTTESVILLE.

HAVE YOU SEEN IT?

Wendy: I'VE SEEN THE

SIGN DRIVING.

Pat: SOME OF MY

ANCESTORS LIVED IN CROZE,

AND IT IS QUITE A NICE

LITTLE TOWN.

THERE YOU WILL FIND SOME

AMAZING WOMEN, A BUSINESS

MODEL YOU CAN'T SEE ANYWHERE

ELSE.

CROZE, VIRGINIA.

13 NUNS WHO MADE GUDA AND

SELL IT ALL YEAR LONG.

WHAT IS THEIR SECRET

INGREDIENT?

HEATHER CELLS TRAVELLED TO

THE MONASTERY IN CROZE TO

FIND OUT.

Reporter: THIS IS THE

HEART OF THIS CLOYSTER NUN

COMMUNITY, GATHERING FOR

WORSHIP AND PRAYER SEVEN

TIMES A DAY, STARTING AT

3:15 IN THE MORNING.

THIS IS THE CHEESE BARN,

WHERE THE 13 SISTERS AT OUR

LADY OF THE ANGELS MAKE

20,000 POUNDS OF GUDA EVERY

YEAR.

MOST OF THEIR QUARTER

MILLION DOLLAR BUSINESS IS

MAI MAIL ORDER, BUT SOME

SHOPS DRIVE OUT MONTHLY FOR

THE CHEESE THEIR COSTUMERS

CRAVE.

IT IS DELICIOUS AND

REALLY VERSATILE.

YOU CAN USE IT FOR COOKING

OR MASH IT WITH OLIVES AND

BREAD.

Reporter: WHEN THEY

STARTED, THE NUNS KNEW

NOTHING ABOUT HOW TO MAKE

CHEESE.

TODAY, THEY LITERALLY CANNOT

KEEP UP WITH FOOD

CONNOISSEURS AROUND THE

COUNTRY.

PEOPLE GET IT AS A GIFT,

AND THEY CALL AND SAY, CAN I

ORDER SOME OF THIS CHEESE?

Reporter: SISTER

BARBARA IS ONE OF THE

ORIGINAL SIX, WHO WAS SENT

FROM MASSACHUSETTS TO START

ANEW ON THIS GORGEOUS PIECE

OF LAND NEAR

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA.

THE GOAL, FOLLOW THE RULES

OF ST. BENEDICT, WITH A LIFE

OF PRAYER AND ENGAGE IN

MANUAL LABOR TO SUPPORT

THEMSELVES.

HAPPILY FOR THE SISTERS, THE

PROPERTY THEY BOUGHT ALREADY

HAD A CHEESE-MAKING

FACILITY.

WE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE SO

SIMPLE.

THEY HAD EQUIPMENT HERE AND

WE GET SOME MILK AND MAKE

SOME CHEESE.

Reporter: BUT THE

SISTERS PERSEVERED, AND THEY

GOT IT RIGHT, REALLY RIGHT.

THEY ALLOT 32 DAYS A YEAR TO

MAKE THE GUDA, AND EVERYONE

PITCHES IN.

SISTER MARIA IS THE

DESIGNATED CHEESE COOK.

THE 35-YEAR-OLD FROM SPAIN

MUST MANIPULATE SOME 6,000

POUNDS OF PASTURIZED MILK,

INTO SEVERAL HUNDRED WHEELS

OF CHEESE.

IT LOOKS EASY, BUT LIKE ANY

GOOD RECIPE, IT IS ALL ABOUT

PRECISION.

GETTING THE CORRECT

TEMPERATURE, CUTTING THE

CURDS AT JUST THE RIGHT

MOMENT, BEADING THEM, AND

FINALLY PRESSING THE

CHEESE.

OVER THE YEARS, THE SISTERS

HAVE NOT ONLY PERFECTED

THEIR TECHNIQUE, THEY HAVE

NEVER BUNGLED A BATCH.

SISTER MARIA IS SIDELINED

FROM THE CHEESE-MAKING WITH

AN INJURY, BUT SAYS HER

FELLOW SISTERS' DETAIL IS

KEY.

A BIG PART OF IT HAS BEEN

THEIR OPENNESS TO LEARNING,

AND THEIR ABSOLUTE

DEDICATION TO DOING IT

BETTER.

Reporter: THE SISTERS

SAY PRAYER IS ALSO A BIG

PART OF THEIR WORK.

FROM MAKING THE CHEESE TO

SHIPPING IT OUT.

WHILE I'M DOING IT, I'M

REALLY PRAYING FOR THE

PEOPLE WHO ARE GOING TO EAT

THAT CHEESE.

I KNOW EVERY FAMILY, EVERY

PERSON HAVE PROBLEMS.

FOR EVERY FIVE CHEESE

ORDERS THAT COME IN THE

MAIL, AT LEAST ONE OUT OF

EVERY FOUR, ONE WILL HAVE A

REQUEST FOR PRAYERS.

Reporter: PRAYER IS

ALSO THE REASON THE NUNS SAY

THEY WON'T GROW THEIR

BUSINESS.

PEOPLE WILL COME IN AND

SAY, YOU SOLD OUT LAST YEAR,

SO YOU'RE GOING TO MAKE MORE

NEXT YEAR, AREN'T YOU?

THE PRIORITY IS NOT THE

CHEESE.

Reporter: WHAT IS

HAPPENING HERE, IS SEEKING

AFTER THE LORD THAT IS

VISIBLY DISCERNABLE.

IT IS FUN TO SEE THE

NUNS, AND THEY'RE SO KIND

AND MILL LOW.

MELLOW.

IT SLOWS YOU DOWN A LITTLE

BIT.

PEOPLE WHO COME TO THE

DOOR ALWAYS WANT TO KNOW A

LITTLE ABOUT OUR WAY OF

LIFE, AND SO WE TELL THEM.

AND THEN WE ASK THEM IF THEY

WOULD LIKE TO STOP IN THE

CHAP PEL FOR CHAPEL.

MY FAVORITE WAY TO HAVE IT

IS ON A PIECE OF BREAD FOR

BREAKFAST.

IF YOU TOAST THE BREAD, AND

PUT A COUPLE OF THIN SLICES

OF CHEESE AND PUT IT IN THE

MICROWAVE FOR A COUPLE OF

MINUTES.

Reporter: WHAT IS NEXT

FOR THE SISTERS?

IT IS STRICTLY GUDA.

AS FOR THEIR NUMBERS, IT IS

CLEAR A NEW GENERATION IS

NEEDED, SOME TIME SOON.

BUT THESE WOMEN BELIEVE IF

THEY REMAIN TRUE TO THEIR

CALLING, GOD WILL REPLENISH

THEIR RANKS IN HIS TIME.

WE ARE HERE TOGETHER

BECAUSE GOD CALLED US HERE,

ONE WAY OR ANOTHER.

WE ALL FOLLOWED WHAT WE

PERCEIVED TO BE GOD'S CALL

TO US INDIVIDUALLY.

WE NEVER KNEW EACH OTHER

BEFORE, YOU KNOW, SO IT'S

NOT A COINCIDENCE, BUT PART

OF A LARGER PLAN THAT

REMAINS A MYSTERY.

Reporter: IT IS A

BEAUTIFUL HOLY MYSTERY THAT

IS UNFOLDING HERE AS THE

SISTERS SEEK OUT GOD, AND

FIND WAYS TO MINISTER

THROUGH SIMPLE, TWO-POUND

CHEESE.

REPORTING IN CROZE,

VIRGINIA, HEATHER CELLS, CBN

NEWS.

Pat: DON'T YOU LOVE

THOSE WOMEN?

ISN'T THAT BEAUTIFUL?

Wendy: BEAUTIFUL.

AND LOOK WHAT WE HAVE HERE?

THEY SENT US SOME CHEESE.

AND THIS CHEESE HAS BEEN

PRAYED OVER.

Pat: WE DON'T HAVE A

MICROWAVE.

Wendy: WE CAN'T DO IT

THE PREFERRED WAY.

Pat: THIS IS FOR YOU.

I HOPE YOU ENJOY IT.

Wendy: IT SMELLS

DELICIOUS.

I'M JUST GOING TO HAVE IT

PLAIN BECAUSE I DON'T WANT

TO MESS UP MY LIPSTICK.

Pat: IS IT GOOD?

Wendy: H'MMM.

IT'S SO MILD AND SO CREAMY

AND REALLY MILD.

I'M BLESSED.

Pat: YOU NUNS HAVE

FOUND THE SECRET.

Wendy: WHO KNEW THAT

THIS WAS JUST HAPPENING UP

THE ROAD FROM US, REALLY.

Pat: I WAS BORN IN

LEXINGTON, THE OTHER WAY

AROUND.

TRAVEL TO CROZE.

THEY MAY HAVE ALREADY SOLD

OUT BY THE TIME YOU GET

THERE.

GOOD?

Wendy: THIS IS

DELICIOUS.

Pat: GUDA FROM THE

SISTERS.

WHAT DO THEY CALL

THEMSELVES?

Wendy: MONASTERY IN THE

COUNTRY.

Pat: OKAY.

Wendy: UP NEXT...IT

STARTED WITH A WALK IN THE

PARK AND ENDED WITH A TRIP

TO THE E.R.

I WALKED BACK AND THERE

IS AT LEAST 15 TO 20 NURSES,

DOCTORS SURROUNDING HER

BED.

THEY HAD THE BREATHING TUBE

IN, AND SHE DOESN'T LOOK

GOOD.

Wendy: SEE HOW THIS MOM

SURVIVES INCREDIBLE ODDS

RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Wendy: WELCOME BACK.

WELL, TODAY IS DAY SIX OF

OUR 7 DAYS ABLAZE

CELEBRATION.

AND ONCE AGAIN, WE'LL BE

PRAYING FOR YOUR NEEDS IN

JUST A FEW MINUTES.

AND AT NOON TODAY, AT THE

REGENT UNIVERSITY CHAPEL, IT

IS NOT TOO LATE TO CALL IN

YOUR PRAYER REQUESTS.

THE NUMBER IS

1-800-759-0700.

OR YOU CAN LOG ON TO OUR

WEBSITE, CBN.COM.

NOW, LET'S TAKE A QUICK LOOK

AT YESTERDAY'S CHAPEL,

FEATURING MAX LACADO.

YOU'RE GOING TO GET

THROUGH THIS.

IT MAY NOT BE QUICK OR

PAINLESS, BUT GOD WILL USE

THIS MESS FOR SOMETHING

GOOD.

BUT IN THE MEANTIME, DON'T

BE FOOLISH, DON'T BE NAIVE,

BUT DON'T DISPAIR BECAUSE

WITH GOD AS YOUR HELPER,

YOU'LL GET THROUGH THIS.

GOD WILL TAKE THIS MESS THAT

YOU'RE IN AND HE'S GOING TO

USE IT FOR SOMETHING GOOD.

LORD, WE BLESS YOU.

WE BLESS YOU.

WE BLESS YOU NOW, LORD.

WE PRAY FOR THIS PERSON WHO

HAS A TERRIBLE ALCOHOL

PROBLEM.

LORD, WE PRAY HE CAN BE

RELEASED FROM THE DEVIL'S

HAND.

WE PRAY FOR A NEW DAY FOR

HIM.

WE PRAY FOR FAVOR IN THIS

MARRIAGE.

A HUSBAND NEEDS FREEDOM FROM

ALCOHOL AND ADDICTION.

FINANCIAL BLESSINGS AND

HEALING, LORD, FOR THIS

PERSON'S MOTHER WHO HAS

MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL

ILLNESSES.

YOU ARE A GOOD GOD AND YOU

ARE MIGHTY AND STRONG.

WE LIFT THESE REQUESTS UP TO

YOU IN THE NAME OF CHRIST.

Wendy: WE LOVE MAX.

YOU CAN JOIN US TODAY FOR

OUR SPECIAL 7 DAYS ABLAZE

SERVICE.

WE'LL BE STREAMING IT TODAY

AT NOON.

Pat: WE'RE GOING TO

TALK ABOUT THE SADDEST VERSE

IN THE BIBLE.

Wendy: I DON'T WANT TO

BE SAD.

Pat: AND I'M ALSO GOING

TO TALK ABOUT FIVE OF THE

MOST HOPEFULLY VERSES IN THE

BIBLE.

Wendy: OKAY, GOOD.

THERE IS HOPE.

Pat: YOU CAN'T LEAVE

THEM ON A DOWNER.

FOLKS, IS NICE TO SEE

MIRACLES, AND THIS IS THE

WEEK OF MIRACLES.

RIGHT NOW YOU'RE GOING TO

MEET A WALKING MIRACLE.

HER NAME IS TIFFANY AIKENS.

ONE MINUTE SHE WAS CARRYING

HER YOUNG DAUGHTER IN HAD

HER ARMS, AND THE NEXT,

TIFFANY WAS UNCONSCIOUS ON

THE GROUND, AND HER LIFE WAS

HANGING IN THE BALANCE.

I WAS EXCITED TO JUST GET

OUT BECAUSE IT WAS A

GORGEOUS DAY.

AND I JUST HAD A BABY, SO I

DON'T FEEL IN TIP TOP SHAPE

OR ANYTHING.

SOMETHING IS NOT RIGHT.

SOMETHING ISN'T RIGHT.

Reporter: IT CAME

WITHOUT WARNING.

29-YEAR-OLD TIFFANY AIKENS

WAS ON AN AFTERNOON WALK

WHEN SHE COLLAPSED.

HER HUSBAND JOHN DIDN'T NO

WHAT WAS GOING ON.

9-1-1, WHAT'S THE

EMERGENCY?

TIFFANY!

TIFFANY!

TIFFANY!

Reporter: PARAMEDIC

JEFFREY COOPER, AND

E.M.A.RUBIN ROSENBURG

RESPONDED TO THE 9-1-1

CALL.

SHE DIDN'T LOOK VERY

GOOD.

SHE WAS VERY PALE.

SHE WAS VERY DIAFERATTIC.

SHE WAS SWEATY.

AROUND HER LIPS WAS PURPLE.

SHE REALLY LOOKED LIKE SHE

WAS IN BAD SHAPE.

Reporter: TIFFANY WAS

IN AND OUT OF CONSCIOUSNESS

DURING THE AMBULANCE RIDE TO

PINNACLE HEALTH, HARRISBURG

HOSPITAL, IN PENNSYLVANIA.

ON ARRIVAL, TIFFANY STOPPED

BREATHING.

I JUMPED OUT OF THE TRUCK

AND OPENED THE BACK DOORS

AND OPENED THEM UP TO

PREPARE TO PULL THE

STRETCHER OUT.

I REMEMBER JEFF SAYING,

TIFFANY, TIFFANY, HEY!

I SAW HIM MOVE HIS FIST UP

TO DO A RUB, AND I JUMPED UP

TO CHECK FOR PULSE.

MY FIRST THOUGHT WAS, LET'S

MAKE SURE SHE HAS A

HEARTBEAT.

Reporter: TIFFANY

STARTED BREATHING AGAIN, AND

THE EMERGENCY ROOM STAFF

QUICKLY GOT TO WORK.

AS SOON AS HER HUSBAND GOT

TO THE E.R., THE STAFF TOLD

HIM HER BLOOD PRESSURE WAS

BOTTOMING OUT, AND THEY

DIDN'T KNOW WHY.

I WALKED BACK, AND THERE

WAS AT LEAST 15 TO 20

NURSES, DOCTORS SURROUNDING

HER BED.

AT THIS POINT, THEY ALREADY

HER INTUBATED AND THEY HAD

I.V.s IN BOTH ARMS AND

BOTH LEGS.

AND SHE DOESN'T LOOK GOOD.

Reporter: JOHN SAT

NEARBY AND WATCHED AND

PRAYED.

AS THE TEAM WORKED TO KEEP

HIS WIFE ALIVE.

SHE WAS CLENCHED ON THE

BREATHING TUBE, AND SHE WAS

FIGHTING FOR HER LIFE.

AND THAT'S WHEN I BEGAN TO

HAVE THIS HOPE RISE UP

WITHIN ME TO SAY, OKAY,

WE'RE GOING TO FIGHT.

WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO

BELIEVE AND FIGHT, WHATEVER

THIS THING IS.

Reporter: FINALLY THE

DOCTOR DISCOVERED THE

PROBLEM.

A BLOOD CLOT.

THEY GAVE TIFFANY MEDICATION

TO BREAK IT UP.

CARDIAC SURGEON MOBOSH WAS

CALLED TO THE E.R.

HE ORDERED A CAT SCAN TO

CONFIRM THE DIAGNOSIS.

AND FOUND TWO LARGE CLOTS

BLOCKING BOTH LUNGS.

AS LIFE SUPPORT KEPT TIFFANY

ALIVE, HER BLOOD PRESSURE

CONTINUED TO DROP.

DR. MOONTAZ FELT TIFFANY

NEEDED SURGERY RIGHT AWAY.

BUT THE MEDICATION SHE WAS

GIVEN WOULD MAKE IT VERY

RISKY.

A LOT OF THINGS WERE

GOING THROUGH MY MIND.

DO YOU WANT TO LIVE WITH THE

REGRET OF NOT DOING

SOMETHING AND HER NOT MAKING

IT, VERSES MAKING AN EFFORT

TO SAVE HER, DESPITE WHAT

THE RISKS WERE AT THAT

TIME.

IN MANY WAYS, HER BLOOD

PRESSURE GOING DOWN AGAIN

AFTER THE C.A.T. SCAN MADE

THE DECISION FOR ME I HAVE

TO GIVE HER A CHANCE.

Reporter: THE DOCTOR

TOLD JOHN IF THE BLOOD CLOTS

WEREN'T REMOVED, TIFFANY

WOULD DIE.

HE ALSO TOLD HIM THERE WAS

NO GUARANTEE, EITHER, THAT

SHE WOULD SURVIVE THE

SURGERY.

JOHN TOOK ONE MORE

OPPORTUNITY TO PRAY FOR HIS

WIFE.

AND THEN WATCHED AS THE

SURGICAL TEAM WHEELED HER

INTO THE O.R.

THIS COULD BE THE LAST

CHANCE.

IT'S NOT ENOUGH TIME.

THERE WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN

ENOUGH TIME TO SAY

EVERYTHING THAT NEEDED TO BE

SAID.

Reporter: WHILE

DR. MOONTAZ AND HIS TEAM

WORKED ON REMOVING A NUMBER

OF BLOOD CLOTS, JOHN, HIS

FRIENDS AND FAMILY, AND HIS

CHURCH PRAYED.

AND IT WAS LIKE A CHARGE

OF ENERGY.

A CHARGE OF ENERGY TO THE

ROOM.

AND THAT'S WHAT WE DID.

WE STOOD UP AND WE BEGAN TO

PRAY FROM A PLACE OF

AUTHORITY AND A PLACE OF

STRENGTH.

Reporter: A FEW HOURS

LATER, DR. MOONTAZ CAME OUT

OF SURGERY.

AND I HAD TO TELL JOHN

THAT, YOU KNOW, ONE STEP

WENT WELL.

LET'S HOPE THE NEXT STEP

WILL ALSO GO WELL.

ISN'T THIS REALLY GOOD

NEWS?

I MEAN, IT IS.

IT IS AMAZING NEWS BECAUSE

TWO HOURS BEFORE THAT I

THOUGHT THIS COULD BE THE

LAST TIME I SEE HER.

AND IT'S, LIKE, OKAY, WELL,

SHE'S ALIVE.

SHE MADE IT THROUGH.

BUT WHAT ELSE?

Reporter: TIFFANY MADE

IT THROUGH SURGERY, BUT THE

QUESTION NOW WAS WHETHER SHE

HAD BRAIN DAMAGE.

ALL THEY COULD DO WAS WAIT

AND PRAY.

AND AFTER THREE DAYS OF SEMI

CONSCIOUSNESS, TIFFANY WOKE

UP, AND IT WAS IMMEDIATELY

CLEAR TO EVERYONE THAT

TIFFANY WAS GOING TO BE

OKAY.

WOW, A MIRACLE HAD

HAPPENED.

AND I -- I'M THE RESULT OF

IT.

I'M HERE AND I'M ALIVE.

AND IT JUST REALLY -- IT'S

JUST REALLY COOL.

IT BECAME FUN BECAUSE NOW

YOU'RE SEEING GOD'S HAND AND

THE MIRACULOUS TAKE PLACE.

Reporter: ONLY ONE IN

500,000 PEOPLE SURVIVE THE

REMOVAL OF A DOUBLE

PULMONARY EMBOLISM.

TIFFANY WAS ONE OF THEM.

SHE DID A GREAT RECOVERY,

WITHOUT ANY PROBLEMS OR

DEFICITS.

AND TO SEE HER BACK IN THE

OFFICE WITH HER FAMILY AND

YOUNG KIDS, IT WAS JUST AN

AMAZING FEELING.

AND IT WAS AWESOME THAT

SHE WAS ABLE TO GO HOME --

AND NOT JUST GO HOME, BUT GO

HOME AT 100%.

THAT'S BEAUTIFUL.

I DON'T KNOW IF I

RECOGNIZE YOU.

[LAUGHTER]

TO SEE EVERYTHING FALL

INTO PLACE FOR THIS YOUNG

LADY, TO MAKE IT OUT OF THIS

BAD PROBLEM THAT SHE HAD, IT

IS REALLY AMAZING TO ALL OF

US.

IT IS NOT ONLY SCIENCE, BUT

THERE IS A LOT OF OTHER

STUFF THAT HAPPENED RIGHT

FOR HER, THAT SHE SURVIVED

SO WELL.

IT'S JUST AMAZING.

IT IS SOMETHING WE'RE NEVER

GOING TO FORGET.

I FEEL LIKE EVERYONE

AROUND ME HAS HAD MORE

EXPERIENCE WITH THIS THAN I

HAVE.

EVEN THOUGH IT HAPPENED TO

ME, THEIR EYES ARE OPENED SO

MUCH WIDER TO THE GOODNESS

OF GOD.

WHEN PEOPLE TELL ME, OH, YOU

HAVE NO IDEA.

AND IT HAS REALLY IMPACTED

THEIR LIVES, AND THEY'RE

CHANGED BECAUSE OF IT, AND

EVERY DAY IS DIFFERENT.

I COULD NEVER HAVE IMAGINED

THAT SOMETHING THIS

POTENTIALLY DEVASTATING

COULD HAVE HAD SUCH AN

AMAZING OUTCOME.

IT'S JUST BEYOND MY

UNDERSTANDING, REALLY.

Pat: THANKS, TIFFANY.

YOU KNOW, FOLKS, IT JUST

AMAZES ME THE COMPASSION

THAT ARE IN CHURCHES, WHERE

PEOPLE WILL PRAY SOMETIMES

FOR HOURS FOR SOMEBODY LIKE

TIFFANY.

AND THEIR PRAYERS ARE HEARD

AND THEY'RE ANSWERED.

IT IS JUST WONDERFUL.

Wendy: AND GOOD IS NO

RESPECTER OF PERSONS.

WHAT HE DID FOR TIFFANY, HE

WILL DO FOR ALL OF US.

RACHEL WROTE IN, SHE IS 21,

AND YESTERDAY SHE HEARD YOU

GIVE A WORD OF KNOWLEDGE FOR

SOMEONE WHO WAS SUFFERING

FROM MIGRAINES FOR 10 YEARS,

WAS HEALED.

AND SHE CLAIMED THAT WORD

AND HER PAIN WENT AWAY.

AND YOU MENTIONED ANXIETY,

WHICH SHE HAD BEEN DEALING

WITH FOR THE PAST FIVE

YEARS, AND SHE SAYS THAT IS

COMPLETELY GONE, TOO.

Pat: PRAISE GOD.

WE HAVE ABOUT 35,000

REQUESTS -- IT IS PROBABLY

MORE THAN THAT, BY OTHER

10,000 -- PEOPLE ARE CALLING

IN.

THERE IS A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT

OF NEED IN OUR AUDIENCE AND

SOCIETY, AND IT IS OUR

PRIVILEGE TO JOIN TOGETHER

AND ALL OF US PRAY FOR THESE

NEEDS.

HERE IS SOMEBODY WHO SAID,

I'VE GOT A DAUGHTER AND MY

DAUGHTER DOESN'T HAVE ANY

MONEY.

AND SHE HAS BEEN LIVING IN

HER CAR FOR THE PAST THREE

YEARS, THREE YEARS.

Wendy: OH, MY GOODNESS,

THREE YEARS.

Pat: AND HERE, THIS ONE

SAYS, I HAVE A CONTRACT JOB

AND I PRAY THIS WILL BECOME

PERMANENT.

I'M ASKING FOR HEALING OF

LIVER CANCER, AND THAT CAN

BE FATAL.

SO IT IS ONE OF THOSE THINGS

WE REALLY NEED TO BELIEVE

GOD FOR.

HEALING OF NON HODGKINS

LYMPHOMA AND PROS KATE

PROSTATE CANCER.

Wendy: A LOT OF PEOPLE

NEEDING JOBS.

A DAUGHTER NEEDS A JOB.

FINANCIAL INCREASE FOR THIS

FAMILY.

FOR A FAMILY BUSINESS, THEY

NEED A MIRACLE.

AND ANOTHER JOB.

SO A LOT OF PEOPLE WANTING

JOBS, TOO.

Pat: WENDY AND I ARE

GOING TO JOIN HANDS, AND

WE'RE GOING TO BELIEVE GOD.

PLEASE PRAY WITH US, FOR

WHATEVER THE NEED IS FOR

THESE PEOPLE AND OTHERS.

FATHER, I JOIN WITH MY

SISTER IN CHRIST, AND WE

JOIN TOGETHER AND WE PRAY

FOR PEOPLE IN THIS

AUDIENCE.

THERE IS SOMEBODY THAT'S GOT

A GROWTH ON ONE OF YOUR

ORGANS.

I DON'T KNOW -- I THINK IT

IS THE PANCREAS, AND GOD IS

HEALING THAT RIGHT NOW.

THAT GROWTH IS LEAVING AND

YOU'RE GOING TO BE

COMPLETELY NORMAL IN THE

NAME OF JESUS.

AND FOR THE FINANCIAL

PROBLEMS THAT ARE IN THIS

AUDIENCE, AND MANY, MANY OF

THEM, WE JUST SPEAK THE WORD

OF FAITH THAT GOD IS GOING

TO SET YOU FREE.

Wendy: YES, GOD.

GOD, WE JUST LOOK AT

MARRIAGES ALL OVER THIS

COUNTRY.

WE KNOW THE ENEMY HATES

MARRIAGE BECAUSE IT IS YOUR

IDEA, AND WE PRAY, GOD, THAT

YOU WOULD DO MIRACLE IN

MARRIAGES RIGHT NOW.

ESPECIALLY THOSE ONES THAT

LOOK LIKE THEY ARE HEADED

FOR DIVORCE COURT.

THAT YOU WOULD COME IN, AND

GOD, YOU'RE THE GOD OF

RESTORATION AND RENEWAL.

AND WE PRAY FOR MARRIAGES TO

BECOME STRONG IN JESUS'

NAME.

Pat: LET THE ANOINTING

OF THE LORD TOUCH YOU.

EVEN AS YOU HAVE LIFTED UP A

PRAYER REQUEST TO GOD, HE

HAS HEARD YOUR PRAYER.

MAY THE LORD HIMSELF COME

AND DELIVER YOU IN JESUS'

NAME.

TOUCH!

Wendy: YES!

Pat: AMEN.

GOD BLESS YOU.

LET US KNOW WHAT GOD HAS

DONE IN YOUR LIFE.

WE LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU.

KEEP PRAYING.

THE COUNSELLORS ARE HERE IF

YOU NEED THEM.

HERE IS WENDY.

Wendy: STILL AHEAD, A

MAN WHO WAS FACING A LIFE

SENTENCE IN SAN QUENTIN WHEN

HE WAS JUST 17.

I JUST KEPT THINKING TO

MYSELF, I'M NEVER GOING TO

HAVE KIDS.

I'M NEVER GOING TO KNOW WHAT

IT IS LIKE TO BE A FATHER.

MY LIFE'S OVER.

Wendy: SEE HOW THE

POWER OF PRAYER SET HIM FREE

ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB."

WELCOME BACK TO "THE 700

CLUB."

SUPREME COURT JUSTICE RUTH

BADER GINSBURG IS THE FIRST

FROM THE HIGH COURT TO

PERFORM A GAY MARRIAGE

CEREMONY.

THAT SPARKS CRIS CISM AND

CONTROVERSY OVER HER

IMPARTIALITY ON THE ISSUE.

BUT AT A RECENT SPEAKING

EVENT.

SHE SAID THE LEGAL

ACCEPTANCE OF GAY MARRIAGE

REFLECTS EQUAL RIGHTS SET

OUT IN THE CONSTITUTION.

I SEE THE GENIUS OF OUR

CONSTITUTION AND OUR SOCIETY

AND HOW MUCH MORE EMBRACEIVE

WE HAVE BECOME.

JUST THREE MONTHS AFTER

THE BOY SCOUTS VOTED TO

ALLOW GAY MEMBERS, A NEW

FAITH-BASED ORGANIZATION HAS

EMERGED AS AN ALTERNATIVE.

TRAIL LIFE U.S.A. HELD ITS

FIRST NATIONAL CONVENTION IN

NASHVILLE OVER THE WEEKEND.

MORE THAN 1,000 PEOPLE

ATTENDED, INCLUDING FORMER

ARKANSAS GOVERNOR MIKE

HUCKABEE.

THE ORGANIZATION WILL

OFFICIALLY LAUNCH NEXT

YEAR.

THE GROUP SAYS IT WILL

INCLUDE BOYS FROM ALL

BACKGROUNDS, INCLUDING THOSE

STRUGGLING WITH SAME-SEX

ATTRACTIONS OR GENDER

CONFUSION.

YOU CAN ALWAYS GET THE

LATEST FROM CBN NEWS BY

GOING TO OUR WEBSITE AT

CBNNEWS.COM.

PAT AND WENDY WILL BE BACK

WITH MORE OF "THE 700 CLUB"

RIGHT AFTER THIS.

.

Pat: WELCOME BACK.

YOU ARE WATCHING "THE 700

CLUB."

THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH

US.

IGNOSTIO PEZANO WAS JUST 15

YEARS OLD WHEN HE VOWED THAT

HE WOULD DIE IN THE GAS

CHAMBER SOME DAY.

REPRESENTING THIS GANG WITH

A RAG ON HIS HEAD, BUT

IGNOSTIO WAS NEVER SENTENCED

TO DIE.

INSTEAD, HE WAS GIVEN A LIFE

SENTENCE IN SAN QUENTIN

PRISON WHEN HE WAS ONLY 17

YEARS OLD.

YOU CAN HEAR PEOPLE

SCREAMING AT EACH OTHER,

TALKING ABOUT HOW THEY'RE

GOING TO KILL EACH OTHER.

IT WAS JUST GETTING LOUDER

AND LOUDER AND LOUDER.

AT JUST 17 YEARS OLD,

IGNOSTIO PEZANO WAS SERVING

TIME AS THE YOUNGEST INMATE

IN SAN QUENTIN PRISON.

I KEPT SAYING, I CAN'T

SHOW FEAR.

I'VE GOT TO BE A MAN.

I'VE GOT TO BE STRONG.

BUT EVERYTHING INSIDE ME WAS

SCARED.

Reporter: TO THOSE WHO

KNEW HIM, IT CAME AT NO

SURPRISE THAT HE ENDED UP IN

JAIL.

MY FAMILY TOLD ME I WAS

GOING TO BE JUST LIKE MY

FATHER, IN THE GANG LIFE,

KILLING, DOING DRUGS, THE

GANGSTER LIFE-STYLE.

Reporter: IGNOSTIO WAS

SIX WHEN HIS DAD CAME BACK

INTO HIS LIFE, AFTER BEING

ABSENT FOR YEARS.

BUT SOON HE STARTED ABUSING

HIM AND HIS MOTHER.

HE WOULD PUSH MY MOTHER

AND GRAB ME BY MY CHEST AND

SHOV MSHOVE AGAINST THE

KITCHEN SINK.

AND HE WOULD SAY, HIT ME,

HIT ME.

Reporter: HE NEVER HIT

HIS FATHER, AND THE ABUSE

CONTINUED.

BUT HIS ANGER AND HATRED

TOWARDS HIS DAD GREW, UNTIL

ONE DAY, WHEN HE WAS 12, IG

NOSTIO PULLED A GUN ON HIM.

I REMEMBER PULLING A GUN

ON HIM.

AND HE SAID, IF YOU'RE A

MAN, PULL THE TRIGGER.

AND I TOLD HIM, DON'T EVER

TOUCH MY MOM AGAIN.

IF YOU EVER TOUCH MY MOM

AGAIN, I'LL KILL YOU.

Reporter: SHORTLY AFTER

THAT CONFRONTATION, HIS DEAD

LEFT HOME FOR GOOD.

THE ABUSE STOPPED, BUT BY

THE TIME IGNOSTIO WAS 14, HE

HAD BECOME LIKE HIS DAD.

HE IMMERSED HIMSELF IN THE

GANG LIFE AND STARTED

FIGHTING.

I FOUND OUT I WAS GOOD AT

FIGHTING, BECAUSE I HAD SO

MUCH ANGER IN ME, IT WOULD

COME OUT WHEN I WOULD

FIGHT.

AND THE MORE I FIGHT, THE

MORE ATTENTION I GOT FROM

THE GIRLS.

Reporter: MEANWHILE,

HIS MOTHER KNEW WHAT HE WAS

DOING.

OFTEN WHEN HE WOULD COME

HOME AFTER A NIGHT OF

GANG-BANGING, HE WOULD HEAR

HIS MOTHER PRAYING FOR HIM.

I WOULD HEAR HER PRAYING,

PLEASE GET HIM AWAY FROM

THIS LIFE.

I THOUGHT, ONE DAY I'M GOING

TO GUY IN A GAS CHAMBER WITH

A RAG ON MY HEAD,

REPRESENTING MY GANG.

Reporter: IGNOSTIO WAS

CLOSER TO THAT THAN HE

REALIZED.

BECAUSE AT 15 YEARS OLD, SHE

, HE SHOT A MALE AND WENT TO

PRISON.

HE WENT TO SAN QUENTIN TO

SERVE OUT A LIFE SENTENCE.

HE WAS JUST 17 AND VERY

SCARED.

I THOUGHT, HOW DID I GET

TO THIS POINT SO FAST, SO

YOUNG.

I KEPT THINKING TO MYSELF,

I'M NEVER GOING TO HAVE

KIDS.

I'M NEVER GOING TO KNOW WHAT

IT'S LIKE TO BE A FATHER.

I WAS, LIKE, LIFE'S OVER.

Reporter: HIS MOM

VISITED EVERY MONTH AND TOLD

HIM SHE WAS STILL PRAYING

FOR HIM.

ONE DAY SHE TOLD HIM HE HAD

TO START PRAYING FOR

HIMSELF.

WHEN IGNOSTIO GOT BACK TO

HIS CELL, HE MADE A PROMISE

TO GOD.

I GOT ON MY KNEES.

AND I TOLD HIM, GIVE ME A

CHANCE.

IF YOU TAKE ME OUT OF HERE,

I'LL CHANGE.

I'LL NEVER COME BACK.

IF YOU GIVE ME AN

OPPORTUNITY, I'LL MAKE A

DIFFERENCE IN YOUNG PEOPLE'S

LIVES.

I'LL DO WHATEVER YOU WANT ME

TO DO.

JUST GIVE ME A CHANCE AT

LIFE.

Reporter: IGNOSTIO

BELIEVES THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT

GOD DID.

IT WAS LATER DISCOVERED HE

SHOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN SENT

TO SAN QUENTIN BECAUSE HE

WAS CONVICTED AS A

JUVENILE.

ON APPEAL, HE WAS

TRANSFERRED TO THE

CALIFORNIA YOUTH AUTHORITY.

THE LIFE SENTENCE WAS

REDUCED TO 10 YEARS.

HE WAS RELEASED AT 24.

THE DAY I WAS RELEASED, I

WAS AMAZED.

I COULDN'T BELIEVE THAT GOD

LOVED ME SO MUCH HE GAVE ME

A SECOND CHANCE AT LIFE.

Reporter: HE CLEANED UP

HIS LIFE.

HE MARRIED AND STARTED A

FAMILY, AND EVEN WENT TO

CHURCH ON OCCASION.

BUT HE NEVER COMMITTED HIS

LIFE TO CHRIST.

IT WOULD TAKE HIM 20 YEARS

TO FIGURE OUT HE NEEDED

GOD'S FORGIVENESS.

BY THEN HE WAS DIVORCED,

UNHAPPY, AND STILL CARRYING

THE GUILT OF HIS PAST.

I STARTED THINKING ABOUT

THE FAMILY OF THE MAN THAT I

KILLED, HIS PARENTS AND HIS

MOM.

I WAS THINKING I CAN'T LIVE

WITH THIS KIND OF GUILT.

Reporter: IGNOSTIO WAS

AT HOME WHEN HE FINALLY

SURRENDERED HIS LIFE TO

GOD.

I ASKED HIM TO FORGIVE

ME, AND CLEANSE ME OF ALL OF

MY SINS AND GIVE ME THAT JOY

AND PEACE.

AND ALL OF A SUDDEN THE

SPIRIT WAS HITTING ME.

THE TEARS WERE COMING DOWN

MY FACE.

I DIDN'T CARE WHO SAW ME.

I REMEMBER FEELING A HAND ON

MY HEAD.

AND I LOOKED UP TO SEE WHO

WAS TOUCHING ME, AND THERE

WAS NOBODY THERE.

AND I NO I I KNEW IT WAS

GOD.

I KNEW HE WAS TOUCHING ME

AND MY WHOLE LIFE WAS

COMPLETELY TRANSFORMED, AND

I WAS NO LONGER THE OLD

PERSON.

AND I WAS NOW A NEW CREATION

IN JESUS CHRIST.

Reporter: TODAY

IGNOSTIO REACHES OUT TO AT

RISK YOUTH WITH HIS SON,

JEREMIAH.

AND HE ALSO WROTE A BOOK

ABOUT HIS STORY.

HE BELIEVES WITHOUT HIS

MOTHER'S PRAYERS, HE

WOULDN'T BE WHERE HE IS

TODAY.

IT DOESN'T MATTER WHERE

YOU'RE AT.

IT DOESN'T MATTER IF YOU'VE

GOT A LIFE SENTENCE OR IF

YOU'RE ON THE STREETS WITH

NO HOPE.

I'M TELLING YOU, GIVE YOUR

LIFE TO GOD AND HE'LL CHANGE

YOU AND MAKE YOU A NEW

CREATION.

Pat: OUR GOD IS A GOD

OF HOPE.

FOLKS, THERE IS HOPE FOR

YOU.

I CAN'T IMAGINE AT 17 YEARS

OLD HAVING A CELL DOOR SLAM

BEHIND ME AND KNOWING FOR

THE REST OF MY LIFE I WOULD

HAVE TO STAY IN AN AWFUL

MESS.

THAT'S WHAT HE WAS FACING.

SOMEHOW GOD REACHED DOWN AND

GOT HIM.

WE HEARD FROM A MAN WHO

WROTE ABOUT JOSEPH.

THE SAME THING HAPPENED TO

THAT YOUNG TEENAGER.

HE WAS THROWN INTO PRISON,

BUT HE NEVER FORSOOK GOD.

GOD IS TALKING TO YOU RIGHT

NOW.

IT DOESN'T MATTER HOW FAR

DOWN YOU'VE GONE, HOW MANY

SINS YOU HAVE COMMITTED,

WHAT TERRIBLE THINGS YOU

HAVE DONE TO OTHER PEOPLE.

GOD ALMIGHTY WILL FORGIVE

YOU.

ALL MATTER OF SINS AND

BLASPHEMYS WILL BE FORGIVEN

OF THE SONS OF JESUS

CHRIST.

ALL MATTER OF SINS.

BUT YOU BRING YOUR SINS TO

JESUS AND CONFESS THEM.

TELL HIM WHAT YOU HAVE

DONE.

HE KNOWS IT ANYHOW.

GET ON YOUR KNEES AND SAY,

LORD, I'VE DONE THESE THINGS

AND I'M SORRY.

MAKE ME WHOLE.

RIGHT NOW I'M GOING TO PRAY

WITH YOU.

IF YOU WANT TO KNOW THE

LORD, IF YOU WANT TO KNOW

CLEANSING IN YOUR LIFE AND

YOU WANT TO KNOW HOPE, PRAY

THESE WORDS.

WHEREVER YOU ARE RIGHT NOW,

PRAY THESE WORDS.

LORD JESUS CHRIST -- THAT'S

RIGHT, PRAY WITH ME.

LORD JESUS CHRIST, I'M A

SINNER, LORD.

YOU KNOW WHAT I'VE DONE.

I'M ASHAMED OF THINGS THAT I

HAVE DONE.

LORD, YOU KNOW I'M GUILTY.

I CONFESS TO YOU MY SIN, BUT

I PRAY FOR MERCY.

AND I PRAY FOR FORGIVENESS.

AND I ASK, LORD, NOT BECAUSE

I SEI DESERVE IT, BUT

BECAUSE YOU PAID THE PRICE

FOR IT.

AND I CLAIM YOUR DEATH AND I

CLAIM YOUR RESURRECTION FOR

ME.

I MAKE THEM MY POSSESSION.

NOW, LORD JESUS, COME INTO

MY HEART.

MAKE ME A NEW CREATURE IN

CHRIST.

COME, LORD, LIVE IN ME, AND

FROM THIS MOMENT I'M YOURS.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

NOW, FOR THOSE WHO PRAYED

WITH ME, I'M GOING TO ASK

GOD TO BLESS YOU.

FATHER, JUST SEAL THIS

COVENANT THAT HAS TAKEN

PLACE IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

NOW, FOR THOSE WHO PRAYED, I

WANT TO GIVE YOU SOMETHING.

I HAVE HAD IT FOR A WHILE,

BUT IT IS SOMETHING THAT IS

VERY IMPORTANT.

I WAS IN OUR AUDIO ROOM

SEVERAL YEARS AGO, AND I DID

A VERY CONCENTRATED TEACHING

ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU

ACCEPT THE LORD.

WHAT IT MEANS TO HAVE A NEW

LIFE, TO BE A NEW CREATURE

IN CHRIST.

OLD THINGS PASSED AWAY,

BEHOLD ALL HAS BECOME NEW.

I WILL GIVE THIS TO YOU IF

YOU WILL CALL IN NOW AND SAY

I PRAYED WITH PAT, I GAVE MY

HEART TO JESUS.

WE HAVE TOLL-FREE TELEPHONE

NUMBERS, THERE IS NO CHARGE,

NO OBLIGATION WHATSOEVER.

EXCEPT YOU SAY, YES, I DID

IT.

1-800-759-0700.

AND THE ANGELS OF HEAVEN ARE

REJOICING OVER THE DECISION

THAT YOU JUST MADE.

HERE IS WENDY.

Wendy: THANKS, PAT.

WELL, UP NEXT, WE'RE GOING

TO "BRING IT ON" WITH YOUR

E-MAIL QUESTIONS.

A VIEWER WRITES, "MY HUSBAND

HAD AN EMOTIONAL AND

PHYSICAL AFFAIR, BUT THEY

DID NOT SLEEP TOGETHER.

AM I BIBLICALLY RELEASED

FROM MY MARRIAGE AND DOES

GOD HONOR OR ALLOW A SECOND

MARRIAGE AFTER MY DIVORCE?"

PAT GETS INTO THIS HOT

POTATO AND MORE WHEN WE COME

BACK.

Wendy: ALL RIGHT,

WELCOME BACK.

IT IS TIME TO "BRING IT ON."

WE'VE GOT SOME GREAT

QUESTIONS TODAY.

A VIEWER WRITES "MY HUSBAND

HAD AN EMOTIONAL AND

PHYSICAL AFFAIR, BUT THEY

DID NOT SLEEP TOGETHER.

HE IS IN PRISON BECAUSE SHE

WAS UNDER AGE AT THE TIME.

HE IS RIGHT WITH GOD NOW,

AND HAS EVEN LET PEOPLE TO

THE LORD IN PRISON.

WE TRIED TO WORK THIS OUT,

BUT I'M HAVING SERIOUS

DOUBTS ABOUT OUR FUTURE.

AM I BIBLICALLY RELEASED

FROM MY MARRIAGE?

AND IF SO, DOES GOD HONOR OR

ALLOW A SECOND MARRIAGE

AFTER DIVORCE?"

Pat: IT IS A LITTLE

CONFUSING.

PEOPLE DON'T PUT YOU IN JAIL

FOR FALLING AWAY FROM GOD.

AND THEY DON'T PUT YOU IN

JAIL YOU HAD A DALLIANCE

WITH SOME TEENAGER.

THEY PUT YOU IN JAIL BECAUSE

YOU HAD SEX WITH A

TEENAGER.

DIDN'T SLEEP TOGETHER, BUT

HAD A PHYSICAL RELATION --

WHATEVER THAT MEANS.

WHATEVER IT WAS, IT WAS

ENOUGH TO HAVE YOUR HUSBAND

LOCKED UP AND PUT IN

PRISON.

I ASSUME IT WAS SEX WITH A

MINOR, WHICH IS THE

OFFENSE.

NOW, THE SECOND THING IS,

WHAT SHOULD SHE DO?

ARE YOU RELEASED?

FROM A BIBLICAL STANDPOINT,

YES, HE COMMITTED ADULTERY.

AND SO NOW HE HAS REPENTED

AND LIVING A GOOD LIFE.

BUT HE IS STILL IN PRISON.

Wendy: IT IS

CONFUSING.

SHE SAID THEY HAD AN

EMOTIONAL AND PHYSICAL

AFFAIR, AND PHYSICAL WOULD

SEEM LIKE THAT IS SEX, BUT

THEY DIDN'T SLEEP

TOGETHER --

Pat: MAYBE THEY DIDN'T

SPEND 12 HOURS IN THE SAME

BED.

I DON'T WANT TO GET INTO ALL

OF THAT BECAUSE IT IS TOO

CONFUSING.

ALL I CAN SAY IS, YOU ASKED

IF YOU WERE RELEASED

BIBLICALLY FROM THAT

MARRIAGE?

THE ANSWER IS YES.

Wendy: AND DOES GOD

ALLOW FOR A SECOND MARRIAGE

AFTER DIVORCE?

Pat: OF COURSE HE WILL

ALLOW FOR IT BECAUSE YOU

HAVE A REASON TO BE

SEPARATED.

AND I THINK THAT IN THAT

CASE YOU'RE FREE.

BUT YOUR HUSBAND IS

APPARENTLY REDEEMED, BUT HE

IS STILL IN PRISON, AND MAY

BE THERE FOR A LONG WHILE.

SO YOU'RE FREE TO GET

ANOTHER HUSBAND, IF THAT

MAKES YOU HAPPY.

Wendy: ANOTHER

RELATIONSHIP PROBLEM HERE.

NANCY WRITES, NIGH,

"RECENTLY MY BOYFRIEND WENT

THROUGH A BATTLE WITH

PNEUMONIA, DIED THREE TIMES

AND SAYS HE SAW JESUS.

NOW HE HAS CHANGED, AND SAID

HE WAS MOVING TO CALIFORNIA

WITH HIS DAUGHTER, BUT NEVER

BROUGHT ME UP.

I SAT BY HIS SAT, TOOK CARE

OF HIM AFTER HIM AFTER HE

GOT HOME FROM THE HOSPITAL.

NOW I'M NOT SURE IF I WANT

TO MARRY THIS MAN.

I'VE GONE THROUGH SO MUCH.

WHAT SHOULD I DO?"

Wendy: I KNOW WHAT YOU

SHOULD DO.

Pat: YOU SOUND LIKE YOU

WOULD MAKE A WONDERFUL,

BEAUTIFUL WIFE.

SOME MAN WOULD BE VERY

FORTUNATE TO HAVE A LADY AS

ATTENTIVE AS YOU ARE.

BUT THIS GUY HAS NO GRAT

FEUD.

-- GRATITUDE.

HE DOESN'T REALLY LOVE YOU.

IF HE LOVED YOU, YOU WOULD

BE FIRST -- WELL, JESUS

WOULD BE FIRST AND YOU WOULD

BE SECOND.

AND HE WOULD WANT TO MAKE

YOU HAPPY AND ALL OF THE

REST OF IT.

HE DOESN'T HAVE THOSE

FEELINGS.

LEAVE.

GOOD-BYE.

HOW MANY CLUES DO YOU HAVE

TO HAVE.

WAKE UP AND SMELL THE

COFFEE.

Wendy: GOOD ADVICE,

PAT.

MILLIE WRITES, "I HAVE A

QUESTION CONCERNING TITHES.

I AM A REALTOR, WHEN I GET A

COMMISSION CHECK,DO I PAY

TIES ON THAT AMOUNT OR AFTER

I DEDUCT ALL OF THE COSTS IT

TOOK TO EARN THAT MONEY,

SUCH AS GAS AND

ADVERTISING?"

Pat: I THINK WE SHOULD

TITHE ON OUR NET PROFITS,

AND THAT WOULD BE BEFORE

EXPENSES.

Wendy: WOULD SHE HAVE

ANYTHING AFTER PAYING ALL OF

THE EXPENSES?

Pat: THEY HAVE

LEGITIMATE BUSINESS

EXPENSES.

FOR EXAMPLE, A GROCERY STORE

MAY SELL $100 MILLION WORTH

OF GROCERIES, BUT THEIR

PROFIT MIGHT BE $3 MILLION

OR $6 MILLION.

AND IF THEY HAD TO PAY

TITHES ON $100 MILLION, THEY

WOULD BE QUICKLY BANKRUPT.

SO BUSINESS -- YOU'VE GOT TO

DEDUCT YOUR LEGITIMATE

EXPENSES.

THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH

THAT.

AGAIN, GOD IS NOT A

PHILADELPHIA LAWYER.

HE IS NOT TRYING TO FIGURE

ALL OF THIS STUFF OUT.

YOU GIVE JOYFULLY OUT OF THE

ABUNDANCE OF YOUR HEART.

KAYLA WRITES, "WHY DO WE

AS CHRISTIANS CIRCUMCISE OUR

CHILDREN.

IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO BE

CIRCUMCISED TO ENTER THE

KINGDOM OF HEAVEN?

SO WHY CUT OFF WHAT GOD

CREATED?"

Pat: IN THE COVENANT

THAT GOD MADE WITH ABRAHAM,

THERE WAS THE RIGHT OF

CIRCUMCISION.

THIS IS THE SEX ORGAN OF THE

MALE, AND SOME HOW THAT

RIGHT OF CIRCUMCISION WAS

SAYING THAT WHICH ENABLES ME

TO PROCREATE THE RACE

BELONGS TO YOU.

AND IT IS GIVEN TO THE

LORD.

THAT'S WHAT THE SYMBOLISM

IS, AS FAR AS FOR THE JEWS

FROM THEN ON OUT, THEY HAD

TO BE CIRCUMCISED.

HOWEVER, THE QUESTION OF NOT

BEING CIRCUMCISED, WE

UNDERSTAND, LEADS TO

CERVICAL CANCER IN WOMEN WHO

HAVE SEX WITH UNCIRCUMCISED

MEN.

AND THERE ARE THESE CANCER

CELLS THAT BUILD UP.

AND SO CIRCUMCISION AT THIS

POINT IN TIME IS A VERY FINE

MEDICAL PROCEDURE TO PROTECT

THE SPOUSES OF THESE MEN.

Wendy: THERE ARE ALWAYS

UNDERLYING THINGS WHEN IT IS

FROM GOD.

HE IS SO SMART.

Pat: HE IS SO MART.

Wendy: MARY WRITES, "IN

MY WALK WITH THE LORD, I

FIND THERE IS SOMETHING

MISSING.

I HAVE BEEN TOLD I NEED TO

FAST AND PRAY.

WHAT IS FASTING?

HOW SHOULD I DO IT?

DOES GOD REQUIRE THIS?

THE CHURCHES I'VE ATTENDED

DO NOT TEACH ABOUT FASTING.

CAN YOU HELP ME?"

Pat: FASTING IS DENYING

YOURSELF YOUR NECESSARY FOOD

OR NECESSARY PLEASURES IN

ORDER TO SAY I'M GOING TO

GIVE MYSELF TO GOD.

I'M GOING TO DENY LEGITIMATE

CRAVINGS OF MY BODY TO GIVE

MYSELF TO THE LORD.

SOME PEOPLE FAST ONE DAY A

WEEK.

WITH DANIEL, IT WAS SOME

PLEASANT BREAD.

THEY DIDN'T EAT ANY SWEETS

OR MEAT.

IT IS ESSENTIALLY SAYING,

GOD, YOU'RE FIRST.

AND BECAUSE YOU'RE FIRST,

THERE ARE THINGS THAT ARE

LEGITIMATE TO ME I'M GOING

TO NOT INDULGE IN BECAUSE

YOU'RE FIRST.

AND IT'S A VERY SALUTARY

EXERCISE.

I THINK YOU MIGHT TRY FRUIT

JUICE FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS.

IT IS ALSO GOOD FOR YOUR

BODY.

IT CLEANSES YOU.

IT IS NOT A BAD THING.

Wendy: ESPECIALLY IF

YOU REALLY NEED TO HEAR FROM

GOD.

Pat: GO OFF BY

YOURSELF.

I REMEMBER ONE TIME I SPENT

SEVEN DAYS FASTING.

I TOOK SOME FRUIT JUICE AND

WENT TO A CHURCH.

AND OUT OF THAT CAME THE

REVELATION OF WHAT HAS

BECOME CBN.

SO FASTING IS A TIME WHEN

YOU GET CLOSE TO THE LORD

AND HE SPEAKS TO YOU.

Wendy: DENISE

WRITES, "IS IT A SIN TO BUY

MYSELF NICE THINGS?"

I HOPE NOT.

"I HAVE A USED S.U.V. I LIKE

A LOT, I COULD HAVE GOTTEN

BY WITH LESS, BUT I LIKE TO

HAVE A FAIRLY RELIABLE CAR

OUT IN THE COUNTRY, AND THE

AREA WHERE I LIVE WITH A LOT

OF SNOW.

AND I ALSO HAVE A LEATHER

COUCH.

HOW MUCH SHOULD A PERSON

INDULGE THEMSELVES?

I GIVE MONEY TO CHARITIES,

BUT I'M NO MOTHER TERESA."

Pat: GOD HAS GIVEN US

THE WORLD TO ENJOY, AND HE

DOESN'T DENY US.

MOTHER TERESA, GOD BLESS

HER, WAS LED TO DO THE WORK

THAT SHE DID AMONG THE POOR

IN INDIA.

SHE COULDN'T POSSIBLY BE

RUNNING AROUND IN FANCY

CLOTHES AND FURS AND

DIAMONDS.

IT WOULDN'T HAVE WORKED.

Wendy: BUT DENISE LIVES

OUT IN THE COUNTRY WITH

HEAVY SNOW --

Pat: SHE NEEDS A

FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE CAR.

DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT.

HE GIVES US RICHLY ALL

THINGS TO ENJOY.

THAT'S WHAT THE APOSTLE PAUL

WROTE.

Wendy: HE ENJOYS THE

PROSPERITY OF HIS SERVICE.

Pat: TOMORROW, A

MIRACLE OF ANSWERED PRAYER

AT GROUND ZERO.

TODAY WE LEAVE YOU WITH

THESE WORDS: "CONTINUE WITH

PRAYER AND THANKSGIVING."

SEE YOU TOMORROW.

BYE-BYE.

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