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The 700 Club - Sept. 20, 2013

John Harmata made a plan and took a big risk when he expanded his business to multiple locations. After huge failure and accruing more than $200,000 of debt, he was challenged by lessons from Pat and Gordon Robertson. Read Transcript


Gordon: WELCOME TO "THE

700 CLUB."

HOUSE REPUBLICANS ARE

PRESSING FOR ANSWERS ON WHAT

THEY SEE AS A BENGHAZI

COVERUP.

Terry: THE REPUBLICANS

SAY THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION

HAS BLOCKED THEM FROM

INTERVIEWING EYE WITNESSES,

AND THEY'RE UPSET THAT

INVESTIGATORS NEVER EVEN

QUESTIONED HILLARY CLINTON.

PAUL STRAND HAS THAT STORY.

Reporter: FORMER U.S.

AMBASSADOR, THOMAS

PICKERING, AND MIKE MULLEN,

DEFENDED THEIR BENGHAZI

REVIEW.

THE RESPONSIBILITIES WERE

TO PROVIDE RECOMMENDATIONS

TO SEE THAT WE DO OUR BEST

NEVER TO LET THIS HAPPEN

AGAIN.

OBVIOUSLY, THIS WAS NOT A

"GOTCHA" PANEL BECAUSE NO

ONE WAS GOTCHAED.

Reporter: AND HE SAYS

THEY COULDN'T SAVE THE FOUR

AMERICANS KILLED DURING THE

ATTACK.

THE AMERICANS DID

EVERYTHING THEY COULD THAT

NIGHT, BUT THEY JUST

COULDN'T GET THERE ON TIME.

Reporter: BUT SOME

REPUBLICANS WERE HAVING NONE

OF ITMENT.

> IT.

IT IS AN EMBARRASSMENT WE

COULDN'T GET THOSE ASSETS

THERE QUICK ENOUGH.

WE DIDN'T EVEN TRY.

I JUST DISAGREE WITH WHAT

YOU'RE SAYING,

MR. CHAIRMAN.

THERE IS NO REASON WE

COULDN'T HAVE LAUNCHED FROM

AT LEAST THREE LOCATIONS

I'VE VISITED, AND WERE TOLD

WE HAVE IN PLACE PEOPLE

MONITORING THE SITUATION,

PARTICULARLY AND

SPECIFICALLY IN AFRICA,

NORTH AFRICA.

Reporter: AS FOR HOUSE

DEMOCRATS, THEY MOSTLY

EXPRESSED ANGERS AS TO HOW

THEIR G.O.P. PEOPLE TREATED

THOSE.

BUT MICAH SAYS HE IS

FIGHTING FOR ALL OF THOSE

AMERICANS STILL FRUSTRATED

OVER BENGHAZI.

NOBODY HAS BEEN FIRED.

NO ONE HAS BEEN DISMISSED.

NO ONE HAS BEEN ARRESTED FOR

THE MURDERS.

Reporter: LATER IN THE

DAY, THE PANEL HEARD FROM

RELATIVES OF THE MEN WHO

DIED AT BENGHAZI.

PAUL STRAND, CBN NEWS,

WASHINGTON.

Gordon: ANOTHER

SHOWDOWN IS BREWING ON

CAPITOL HILL, THIS TIME OVER

OBAMACARE.

JOHN JESSUP HAS THAT STORY

FROM WASHINGTON.

JOHN?

Reporter: GORDON, A

FISCAL FIGHT TODAY OVER THE

NATION'S BUDGET AND THE

PRESIDENT'S HEALTH CARE

LAW.

HOUSE REPUBLICANS VOTING ON

A PLAN THAT WOULD FUND THE

GOVERNMENT FOR THREE MORE

MONTHS.

SENATE DEMOCRATS VOWED TO

REJECT THE MEASURE.

HARRY REID HAS CALLED

CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICANS

ANARCHISTISTS, BUT TED CRUZ

SAYS HE WILL TAKE ANY STEPS

TO BLOCK OBAMACARE, EVEN IF

IT MEANS A FILIBUSTER.

WHILE THE PRESIDENT IS

HAPPY TO NEGOTIATE WITH

VLADIMIR PUTIN, HE WON'T

ENGAGE WITH THE CONGRESS ON

A PLAN THAT DEALS WITH THE

DEFICIT THAT THREATENS OUR

ECONOMY.

Reporter: SPEAKER

BOEHNER IS PLANNING ON A

VOTE ON THE DEFICIT NEXT

WEEK.

PRESIDENT OBAMA AND

PRESIDENT ROUHANI COULD

SPEAK NEXT WEEK.

THEY'VE ALREADY EXCHANGED

LETTERS, AND IT IS RAISING

EXPECTATIONS FOR A THAW ON

THE TWO COUNTRY'S TENSE

RELATIONS.

IRAN'S NUCLEAR PROGRAM IS AT

THE HEART OF THE ONGOING

IMPASSE.

ROUHANI REPRESENTS HIMSELF

AS -- A HOME-SCHOOLING

FAMILY IS BACK TOGETHER

AGAINP.

AGAIN.

THE GOVERNMENT TOOK THE KIDS

BECAUSE THEY WERE EDUCATED

AT HOME, WHICH IS ILLEGAL IN

GERMANY.

THE FAMILY HAS AGREED TO

SEND THEIR CHILDREN TO

SCHOOL.

MIKE DONNELLY OF THE

HOME-SCHOOLING LEGAL DEFENSE

TEAM SAYS THIS IS NOT A

VICTORY FOR THE FAMILY OR

THE HOME-SCHOOLERS.

THIS IS A VICTORY FOR A

REGIME THAT IS BENT ON

DICTATING TO PARENTS WHAT

THEY CAN AND CAN'T DO WITH

THEIR CHILDREN REGARDING

THEIR EDUCATION.

THE FAMILY IS VERY HAPPY TO

HAVE THEIR CHILDREN HOME

TODAY, BUT THEY SHOULD NEVER

HAVE BEEN TAKEN.

WE ARE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT

GERMANY'S BEHAVIOR IN THIS

AREA.

Reporter: A HEARING

WILL BE HELD IN DECEMBER TO

DECIDE IF THE FAMILY WILL BE

GIVEN PERMANENT CUSTODY OF

THEIR CHILDREN.

GORDON, IT SEEMS A BIT

EXTREME TO TAKE THE KIDS

AWAY FROM THEIR PARENTS IF

THEY WEREN'T BEING ABUSED OR

NEGLECTED.

Gordon: THIS WHOLE CASE

IS EXTREME.

THE STATE SAYING BECAUSE

YOU'RE NOT EDUCATING YOUR

CHILDREN THE WAY WE WANT TO

MANDATE THEY BE EDUCATED,

YOU WANT TO TAKE CARE OF

THIS AT HOME.

THE STUDIES IN THE UNITED

STATES ARE CONCLUSIVE THAT

HOME-SCHOOLERS DO MUCH

BETTER ON STANDARDIZED TEST

THAN THOSE TAKEN THROUGH THE

PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM.

THERE DOESN'T SEEM TO BE ANY

RATIONAL REASON, OTHER THAN

THE STATE WANTS TO CONTROL

WHAT YOUR CHILDREN KNOW.

WE'LL BE BACK WITH MORE OF

"THE 700 CLUB" AFTER THIS.

Gordon: WHEN JOHN

STARTED GROWING, HE DECIDED

TO OPEN A FEW MORE STORES.

BUSINESS WAS GOOD, SO HE LET

HIS GUARD DOWN.

AND BEFORE HE KNEW IT, JOHN

WAS MORE THAN $200,000 IN

DEBT.

Reporter: IN THE WORLD

OF ICE SKATING, THERE IS A

RELATIVELY NEW DISCIPLINE

CALLED SYNCHRO SKATING,

WHICH COULD MAKE ITS DEBUT

AS EARLY AS 2018.

AT THE LOCAL LEVEL, JOHN IS

PART OF MAKING THIS HAPPY IN

THIS SMALL SHOP, CALLED

JEPETOS.

WHEN HE FIRST STARTED IN HIS

BUSINESS, HE AND HIS FAMILY

PROSPERED.

WE WERE ABLE TO BUY A

HOUSE AND PAY FOR THAT

WITHIN A YEAR.

WE HAD NO DEBT, NO CREDIT

CARD DEBT, NO BUSINESS

DEBT.

Reporter: BUT THEN JOHN

LEARNED A TOUGH LESSON ABOUT

BUSINESS GROWTH AND

FAILURE.

BACK THEN, I WAS A LITTLE

GREEDY.

I WANTED TO BE THE BIGGEST

KID ON THE BLOCK.

I MEASURED SUCCESS BY HOW

MANY STORE LOCATIONS COULD

YOU HAVE?

Reporter: JOHN SOON

LEARNED THAT RUNNING

MULTIPLE STORES WAS MORE

DIFFICULT THAN HE THOUGHT.

THE FIRST MISTAKE I MADE

WAS LEAVING THE BUSINESS

UNATTENDED.

I WAS $30,000 IN DEBT DUE TO

STORE EMPLOYEE FAILURE.

Reporter: WHEN THE DUST

SETTLED, HE WAS MORE THAN

$200,000 IN DEBT AND UNABLE

TO PAY HIS BILLS.

THE LOW POINT FOR ME WAS

WHEN I HAD INVENTORY BILLS

COMING DUE IN SEPTEMBER AND

OCTOBER, AND THERE WAS

NOTHING TO PAY THEM WITH.

I WAS TAPPED OUT ON SECURING

ANY TYPE OF LOAN WITH A

SECOND MORTGAGE.

THE BUSINESS WAS ALREADY --

THE LINE OF CREDIT HAD BEEN

MAXED OUT FOR THE BUSINESS.

SO THERE WAS LITERALLY

NOWHERE ELSE TO TURN.

Reporter: AT THAT

POINT, JOHN READ A BOOK BY

PAT ROBERTSON CALLED "THE

SECRET KINGDOM."

IN IT, SOMETHING THAT

REALLY STOOD OUT IN MY MIND

WAS THE LAW OF RESIPROCITY.

THE MORE YOU'LL GIVE, THE

MORE YOU'LL RECEIVE.

Reporter: SOON AFTER

READING THE BOOK, HE WAS

CHALLENGED BY SOMETHING HE

HEARD ON "THE 700 CLUB."

I HEARD GORDON SAY ONE

TIME, HAVE FAITH AND

CHALLENGE GOD.

BECAUSE THAT'S THE ONLY TIME

THE BIBLE SAYS TO CHALLENGE

GOD, IS WITH YOUR FINANCES.

I SAID, HOW DO I DO THIS?

I THOUGHT, JOIN "THE 700

CLUB."

BE A PARTNER AND YOU WATCH

AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS.

I DECIDED, OKAY, PERFECT.

WHAT HAVE I GOT TO LOSE?

Reporter: SO JOHN

JOINED "THE 700 CLUB" FOR

$20 A MONTH.

NO SOONER DID I MAKE THAT

PLEDGE AND BUSINESS STARTED

TO INCREASE.

OUT OF NOWHERE, I HAD

SOMEBODY COME IN WITH A HUGE

JERSEY ORDER, WHICH WAS

WORTH $5,000.

Reporter: AS THE

BUSINESS GREW, SO DID JOHN'S

GIVING.

HE INCREASED TO THE THOUSAND

CLUB, AND EVENTUALLY TO

CBN'S CHAIRMAN'S CIRCLE.

SURE ENOUGH, BUSINESS

STARTED TO INCREASE.

IT WAS JUST MIND BLOWING AT

THE TIME.

I COULDN'T BELIEVE HOW THIS

JUST WORKS.

ALL OF A SUDDEN IT JUST

WORKS.

JUST RECENTLY I HAD AN IDEA

TO INCREASE MY GIVING TO

CBN.

NO SOONER WAS I WRITING THE

CHECK, WHEN ALREADY BUSINESS

STARTED TO GO THROUGH THE

ROOF.

TO THE POINT WHERE I COULD

HARDLY HANDLE IT.

THERE IS NO BETTER DECISION

ANYONE CAN MAKE THAN TO

INVEST IN GOD, AND CBN, AND

THEN WATCH WHAT HAPPENS IN

THEIR LIFE.

Gordon: HERE IS THE

VERSE THAT JOHN LEARNED.

IT IS THE ONLY TIME WHERE WE

GET TO TEST GOD.

THERE ARE LOTS OF SCRIPTURES

THAT SAY DON'T TEST THE

LORD, YOUR GOD.

JESUS QUOTED THAT BACK TO

THE DEVIL WHEN HE WAS

TEMPTED IN THE DESERT.

BUT THIS IS THE ONE CHANCE

WE GET TO TEST HIM, TO PROVE

HIM.

AND IT COMES FROM MALACHI

3.

"BRING ALL OF THE TITHES

INTO THE STOREHOUSE THAT

THERE MAY BE FOOD IN MY

HOUSE AND PROVE ME NOW IN

THIS, SAYS THE LORD OF

HOSTS, IF I WILL NOT OPEN

FOR YOU THE WINDOWS OF

HEAVEN AND POUR OUT A

BLESSING THAT THERE WILL NOT

BE ROOM ENOUGH TO RECEIVE

IT."

AND JOHN LEARNED THAT, AND

HE LEARNED IT THE HARD WAY.

HERE HE WAS SUCCESSFUL,

EVERYTHING WAS GOING RIGHT.

HE STARTED EXPANDING, AND

THEN BEFORE YOU KNEW IT, HE

WAS $200,000 IN DEBT.

BUT HE LEARNED THE SECRET,

AND THAT'S THE SECRET OF

TITHING.

IF YOU PROVE GOD WITH YOUR

TITHES AND YOUR OFFERINGS,

THEN HE WILL OPEN THE

WINDOWS OF HEAVEN.

WHAT HE DID FOR JOHN, HE'LL

DO FOR YOU, AND HE IS ASKING

YOU TO PROVE HIM.

AS A FREE LANCE ARTIST, MARK

LOVED BEING HIS OWN BOS,

BOSS, UNTIL THE WORK RAN

OUT.

AND HE AND HIS WIFE FOUND

THEMSELVES BROKE AND LIVING

ON CREDIT CARDS.

Reporter: PROFESSIONAL

ARTIST, MARK PENDERGRASS IS

A VERY TALENTED MAN.

HE IS A PAINTER,

ILLUSTRATOR, SCULPTURER, AND

SONGWRITER.

GOD HAS BEEN VERY

WONDERFUL TO ME.

ALL OF MY LIFE I'VE BEEN

ABLE TO DO WHAT I ENJOY

DOING.

Reporter: WHEN MARK AND

RANDY MARRIED IN 2004, HE

WAS A PRELANCE ARTIST.

THEY FOUND OUT THE MOST

STRESSFUL PART ABOUT BEING

SELF-EMPLOYED IS WONDERING

WHEN THEY WOULD GET THEIR

NEXT CLIENT.

AT ONE POINT HE WAS

WITHOUT A PROJECT FOR THREE

MONTHS.

AND WE WERE LITERALLY DOWN

TO OUR LAST DOLLARS.

Reporter: AT TIMES, THE

PENDERGRASSES HAD TO RELY ON

CREDIT CARDS TO PAY THE

MORTGAGE AND BUY EVERY DAY

ESSENTIALS.

EVENTUALLY THEY RAN UP

$40,000 IN DEBT.

WHEN THE CREDITORS CAME

KNOCKING ON THE DOOR AND

SAYING YOU HAVE TO DO

SOMETHING, WE KNEW THAT GOD

WAS GOING TO HAVE TO DO A

MIRACLE.

Reporter: IN 2007,

RANDY STARTED BREEDING AND

SELLING MEXICAN FRENCHIES TO

MAKE MONEY.

AND SHE BECAME A CBN

PARTNER, USING THE INCOME

FROM SELLING PUPPIES.

AND MARK GAVE TO CBN FROM

HIS BUSINESS.

EVERY TIME I SOLD A

PUPPY, THEY WOULD GET AT

LEAST 10%, AND SOMETIMES A

LOT MORE THAN THAT.

Reporter: FINANCIALLY

THINGS GOT BETTER, BUT THEY

HADN'T QUITE TURNED THE

CORNER.

RANDY ADMITS IT WAS HARD TO

TRUST GOD.

ONE DAY SHE AND MARK HAD A

TALK.

MARK LOVINGLY TOLD ME HE

WAS NOT MY SOURCE, THAT GOD

WAS MY SOURCE.

IT WAS LIKE A LIGHTBULB WENT

OFF IN MY HEAD, AND GOD

STARTED DEALING ME ABOUT

TRUSTING HIM THROUGH THE

TIMES WHEN MARK DOESN'T HAVE

A PROJECT.

Reporter: RANDY SAYS

SHE LEARNED AN IMPORTANT

LESSON.

GIVE WITH A JOYFUL

HEART.

AND THE OTHER MAJOR THING IS

TO UNDERSTAND GOD IS YOUR

SOURCE.

Reporter: SHORTLY

AFTER, RANDY CAME ACROSS A

JOB LISTING FOR AN

ILLUSTRATOR FOR CHILDREN'S

BOOKS.

MARK GOT THE JOB, AND THEY

GAVE HIM TWO MORE

CONTRACTS.

THE COUPLE CONTINUED TO

GIVE, AND GOD CONTINUED TO

PROVIDE.

GOD STARTS DOING MIRACLES

AND ALLOWING US TO PAY OUR

BILLS.

WE CAN'T BELIEVE JOBS COMING

ALONG.

IT HAS JUST BEEN A FANTASTIC

JOURNEY FOR US.

Reporter: SINCE THEN,

MARK HAS HAD PLENTY OF WORK,

AND THEY WERE ABLE TO START

PAYING DOWN THEIR DEBT.

THEY ALSO INCREASED THEIR

GIVING TO CBN, AND NOW GIVE

AT THE FOUNDER'S LEVEL.

WHEN WE SEE THE WELLS

THAT ARE BEING DUG AND THE

CHILDREN THAT ARE BEING

MINISTERED TO IN COUNTRIES

OVERSEAS.

I CAN'T GO THERE AND I CAN'T

DO THAT, BUT WE CAN SEND

SOME MONEY.

AND WE LOVE DOING THAT.

Reporter: TODAY MARK

WORKS FULL-TIME BUT STILL

GETS WORK ON THE SIDE.

NOW HE AND RANDY ARE NOW

PRACTICALLY DEBT-FREE.

THEY SAY IT IS ALL BECAUSE

THEY TRUST GOD WITH THEIR

FINANCES.

I'VE GIVEN IN THE PAST,

BUT I ALWAYS DID IT OUT OF

OBLIGATION.

I ALWAYS DID IT WITH A

GRUDGE FEELING.

BUT GIVING OUT OF A CHEERFUL

HEART AND GIVING IN A JOYFUL

WAY IS THE ONLY WAY TO

GIVE.

Gordon: THEY LEARNED A

WONDERFUL SECRET, AND THAT

SECRET IS: GOD IS OUR

SOURCE.

AND WHEN WE KNOW THAT AND

ACKNOWLEDGE THAT, THEN WHEN

WE START LIVING IN

ACCORDANCE WITH WHAT HE

TELLS US TO DO, THAT'S WHEN

THE BLESSINGS COME.

HERE IT IS FROM 2

CORINTHIANS 9: "REMEMBER

THIS, A FARMER WHO PLANTS

ONLY A FEW SEEDS WILL GET A

SMALL CROP.

BUT THE ONE WHO PLANTS

GENEROUSLY WILL GET A

GENEROUS CROP.

YOU MUST EACH MAKE UP YOUR

OWN MIND AS TO HOW MUCH YOU

GIVE FOR GOD LOVES THE

PERSON WHO GIVES

CHEERFULLY.

AND GOD WILL GENEROUSLY

PROVIDE ALL YOU NEED.

THEN YOU WILL ALWAYS HAVE

EVERYTHING YOU NEED AND

PLENTY LEFT OVER TO SHARE

WITH OTHERS."

NOW MARK AND RANDY LEARNED

THAT, AND THEY LEARNED THE

SECRET, THAT IF WE GIVE

GENEROUSLY AND CHEERFULLY,

THEN GOD IS GOING TO DO THIS

PART.

HE IS GOING TO PROVIDE FOR

US.

AND NOT JUST A LITTLE BIT.

HE IS GOING TO PROVIDE SO

MUCH WE'LL ALWAYS HAVE

ENOUGH FOR OUR NEEDS AND

PLENTY TO SHARE WITH

OTHERS.

NOW, THAT CAN HAPPEN TO YOU

IF YOU JUST TRUST GOD WITH

YOUR FINANCES.

IF I CAN GET A DRUM ROLE,

I'VE GOT SOME GREAT NEWS.

WE'VE GOT CBN PARTNERS, JUST

LIKE MARK AND RANDY, WHO SAY

WE LOVE GIVING.

AND WE WANT TO CHALLENGE

OTHERS TO GIVE.

SO WE'LL MATCH THEIR GIVING

FOR THE NEXT 30 MINUTES, UP

TO $50,000.

[APPLAUSE]

Gordon: LORD, WE ASK

FOR BLESSING OVER THIS, AND

WE ASK FOR YOUR ANOINTING TO

COME AND TO BE WITH US.

AND FOR THOSE WATCHING,

MAKING DECISIONS, JUST

ENCOURAGE THEM.

WE ASK FOR BLESSING FOR YOUR

PEOPLE, THAT YOU WOULD OPEN

THE WINDOWS OF HEAVEN AND

POUR IT OUT SO THEY CANNOT

CONTAIN IT.

BE WITH THEM.

SPEAK TO THEM, FOR WE ASK IT

IN JESUS' NAME.

YOU HEARD IT, A $50,000

CHALLENGE.

WE'VE GOT 30 MINUTES ON THE

CLOCK, AND WE NEED TO HEAR

FROM YOU.

WE'RE ASKING YOU TO JOIN IN

EVERYTHING WE'RE DOING

AROUND THE WORLD.

IF YOU WANT TO SEE CHILDREN

HELPED AROUND THE WORLD,

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

IF YOU WANT TO SEE FRESH

WATER WELLS FOR VILLAGES IN

INDIA AND AFRICA, IF YOU

WANT TO BE A PART OF

PREACHING THE GOSPEL AROUND

THE WORLD -- WE NOW HAVE 15

PRODUCTION CENTERS LOCATED

STRATEGICALLY.

WHERE WE'RE TRAINING

CHRISTIANS HOW TO PREACH THE

GOSPEL ON TELEVISION IN

THEIR OWN LANGUAGE.

SHOWING STORIES OF WHAT

JESUS IS DOING IN THEIR

COUNTRY.

IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF

IT, CALL US NOW,

1-800-759-0700.

JUST SAY, YES, I WANT TO

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

HOW MUCH IS THAT?

IT'S JUST $20 A MONTH, 65

CENTS A DAY, AND YOU JOIN

WITH TENS OF THOUSANDS OF

PEOPLE THAT SAY, YES, THAT'S

ME, I WANT TO MAKE A

DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD.

I WANT TO HELP PEOPLE.

I WANT TO PROVIDE FOR

PEOPLE.

I WANT TO SEE THE GOSPEL GO

FORTH.

IF THAT'S YOU, CALL US NOW,

1-800-759-0700.

TERRY?

Terry: RECENTLY WE TOOK

A SURVEY, AND WE ASKED

PEOPLE ONE QUESTION: IF YOU

COULD ASK GOD ANYTHING, WHAT

WOULD YOU ASK?

WE TOOK THE TOP 10 QUESTIONS

AND FOUND OUT WHAT THE BIBLE

HAD TO SAY ABOUT THEM, AND

IT IS ALL HERE IN THE LATEST

D.V.D. TEACHING FROM PAT

ROBERTSON, "HOW SHALL WE NOW

LIVE?"

TAKE A LOOK.

Terry: WE WANT YOU TO

HAVE THIS.

IT IS AVAILABLE NOW, AND

IT'S YOURS WHEN YOU JOIN

"THE 700 CLUB."

THAT'S A COMMITMENT OF 65

CENTS A DAY, $20 A MONTH, A

GENERAL "700 CLUB"

MEMBERSHIP.

WE WANT YOU TO CALL RIGHT

NOW.

OUR NUMBER IS TOLL-FREE,

1-800-759-0700.

WHEN YOU DO, WE'RE GOING TO

SEND YOU PAT ROBERTSON

TEACHES "HOW SHALL WE NOW

LIVE?"

WE BELIEVE THIS IS SOMETHING

THAT WILL REALLY BE A

BLESSING IN YOUR LIFE, AND

WE WANT YOU TO HAVE IT.

SO CALL NOW.

AND YOU CAN ALSO JOIN WITH

US BY LOGGING ON TO

CBN.COM.

GORDON?

Gordon: FOR MANY

COUPLES, THE FIRST YEAR OF

MARRIAGE CAN BE A

CHALLENGE.

THAT WAS ESPECIALLY TRUE FOR

JERRY AND PAULA.

THEY SPENT THE FIRST THREE

MONTHS OF THEIR MARRIAGE

HOMELESS.

Reporter: JERRY AND

PAULA OWN A SUCCESSFUL

GENERAL CONTRACTING BUSINESS

IN CHESAPEAKE, VIRGINIA.

IT IS A NEW ADVENTURE

EVERY DAY.

YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT IS GOING

TO HAPPEN.

Reporter: BUT SEVERAL

YEARS AGO, THINGS WEREN'T SO

GREAT.

JERRY'S LIFE SPIRALLED INTO

DEPRESSION AFTER THE DEATH

OF HIS BABY, AND A BREAKUP

WITH HIS GIRLFRIEND.

HIS SUCCESSFUL PAINTING

BUSINESS ENDED UP IN

BANKRUPTCY.

I JUST STARTED LOSING

BUSINESS RAPIDLY.

I COULDN'T CONCENTRATE ON

WHAT I WAS DOING.

I DIDN'T CARE IF PEOPLE WERE

CALLING FOR NEW BUSINESS OR

THE QUALITY OF MY WORK.

EVERYTHING THAT I DID JUST

DISSIPATED INTO PRETTY MUCH

NOTHING.

I WAS JUST IN A VOID ZONE.

Reporter: PAULA HAD HER

OWN SET OF PROBLEMS.

AFTER A PAINFUL DIVORCE, SHE

WAS TAKING CARE OF THREE

SMALL CHILDREN WITH NO WAY

TO PROVIDE FOR THEM.

I DIDN'T HAVE ANY JOB

SKILLS.

IT WAS HARD FOR ME TO GET A

JOB.

AND THE JOBS I COULD GET

DIDN'T PAY ENOUGH.

AND SLOWLY I WENT -- WELL,

IT IS NOT REAL SLOW, I

GUESS -- I WENT INTO

DEPRESSION.

Reporter: THE COUPLE

SHARED SOMETHING ELSE, TOO:

THEY WERE BOTH BROKE AND

HOMELESS.

BUT JERRY MADE PAULA A

PROMISE.

I WANTED HER TO STAY WITH

ME, BUT I DIDN'T HAVE MUCH

TO OFFER.

SO I PROMISED HER THAT IF

SHE DID, I WOULD GET HER

KIDS AND I ALL TOGETHER IN

ONE HOUSE, AND THEY WOULD

GROW UP IN A NORMAL FAMILY,

A MOTHER AND FATHER,

TWO-PARENT HOUSEHOLD.

SOMETHING HAPPENED THAT

DAY, AND I KNEW IN MY HEART

THAT THIS IS A SPECIAL MAN

FOR ME.

Reporter: SOON AFTER

THEY MARRIED, PAULA'S DAD

GAVE THEM A GIFT OF $2,000

TO RESTART THE PAINTING

BUSINESS.

THEY REDEDICATED THEIR LIVES

TO GOD AND ALSO STARTED TO

TITHE.

AND MY WIFE REALLY SHOWED

ME THE IMPORTANCE OF

TITHING.

AND THE MORE I TITHED, THE

MORE I GOT BACK.

AND IT WAS -- IT IS AN

AMAZING PRINCIPLE.

THE WORD SAYS TO GIVE WITH A

GRATEFUL HEART, AND DON'T

GIVE BEGRUDGEDLY.

Reporter: TWO YEARS

AFTER OPENING, THERE

BUSINESS GREW.

IT DIDN'T TAKE LONG FOR

IT TO GO FROM JUST ME AND A

HELPER POINTING A HOUSE, TO

WHERE I HAD OTHER GUYS OUT

DOING REPAIRS.

Reporter: WITHIN A

DECADE, THE SIMONS WERE

DOING $600,000 WORTH OF

BUSINESS A YEAR.

I INCREASED MY TITHES,

AND WE'VE NEVER HAD A DOWN

YEAR.

EVERY YEAR HAS BEEN UP SINCE

THE DAY WE STARTED IN

BUSINESS, INCLUDING THIS

ONE.

IT WAS JUST AMAZING.

ESPECIALLY AT THAT TIME

BECAUSE THE ECONOMY WAS

PROBABLY AT ITS WORST YEAR.

THE MORE WE MADE, THE MORE

WE TITHED AND THE MORE WE

GAVE BACK.

Reporter: THE MORE

JERRY GIVES, THE MORE HIS

BUSINESS PROFITS GROW.

LAST YEAR JERRY EMPLOYED 40

EMPLOYEES AND HAD A FLEET OF

13 VANS, AND HE DID NEARLY

$2 MILLION WORTH OF

BUSINESS.

WHEN PEOPLE ASK ME HOW

WE'RE DOING SO WELL IN

BUSINESS, WELL, IT'S GOD.

IT IS SURELY NOT ME.

IT IS GOD.

THE SECRET OF MY SUCCESS IS

TITHING AND GIVING BACK,

TRUSTING GOD, AND MOVING

FORWARD AND FOLLOW THE RIGHT

PRINCIPLES.

FOLLOW GOD'S PRINCIPLES, AND

YOU CAN GET TO ANY POSITION

YOU WANT IN LIFE FROM

WHEREVER YOU'RE AT.

Gordon: LISTEN TO

JERRY.

THE SECRET OF HIS SUCCESS:

TITHING AND GIVING BACK.

UNDERSTANDING THAT ALL OF IT

COMES FROM GOD.

AND WHEN YOU DO IT HIS WAY,

THAT'S WHEN THE BLESSINGS

COME.

HERE IS THE PROMISE FROM

PSALM 128.

"BLESSED ARE ALL WHO FEAR

THE LORD, WHO WALK IN HIS

WAYS.

YOU WILL EAT THE FRUIT OF

YOUR LABOR.

BLESSINGS AND PROPERITY WILL

BE YOURS."

AND JERRY AND PAULA HAVE

LIVED THAT.

THEY WENT FROM HOMELESSNESS

TO SUCCESS ALL BECAUSE THEY

OBEYED SOME SIMPLE

PRINCIPLES THAT THE BIBLE

LAYS OUT.

YOU CAN DO THAT, TOO.

JUST CALL US.

1-800-759-0700.

AND BE A PART OF EVERYTHING

WE'RE DOING AROUND THE

WORLD.

A PORTION OF EVERY GIFT GOES

INTO THE WORK OF "OPERATION

BLESSING."

ANOTHER PORTION GOES INTO

THE WORK OF CBN

INTERNATIONAL.

SO WE'RE HELPING PEOPLE

AROUND THE WORLD.

WE'RE PREACHING THE GOSPEL

AROUND THE WORLD, AND WE'RE

DOING IT RIGHT HERE IN

AMERICA, TOO.

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS

FEEDING THREE MILLION

AMERICANS EVERY SINGLE

MONTH.

ALL MADE POSSIBLE BECAUSE

PEOPLE LIKE YOU CARE ENOUGH

TO GIVE.

SO IF THAT'S YOU, CALL US

NOW, 1-800-759-0700.

SHAUNSEAN AND RACHEL WERE

BEHIND ON THEIR BILLS, AND

THE COLLECTION AGENCIES WERE

CALLING.

THEY WERE DOWN TO THEIR LAST

$80, AND HERE IS HOW THEY

USED IT TO MULTIPLY THEIR

MONEY.

Reporter: LIKE MANY

COUPLES, SEAN AND RACHEL

WERE JUST ONE PAYCHECK AWAY

FROM FINANCIAL DISASTER.

SEAN HADN'T SEEN A PAY

INCREASE IN FOUR YEARS DUE

TO A SALARY FREEZE AT HIS

JOB.

MANY TIMES THEY SIMPLY

DIDN'T HAVE ENOUGH TO PAY

THEIR BILLS.

WE DIDN'T GET TO

FORECLOSURE, BUT WE DID GET

THE CERTIFIED NOTICES THAT

WE'RE BEHIND ON OUR

MORTGAGE.

THERE WERE TIMES WHEN WE

WERE LIVING PAYCHECK TO

PAYCHECK, AND WE JUST DIDN'T

KNOW HOW A CERTAIN BILL WAS

GOING TO GET PAID.

SO IT WAS VERY STRESSFUL FOR

US.

Reporter: ALTHOUGH SEAN

AND RACHEL BOTH WORKED

CORPORATE JOBS, THEY KNEW

THEY NEEDED SOMETHING TO

FALL BACK ON.

SO THEY STARTED A CATERING

CONCESSION BUSINESS, SELLING

SEAN'S JERKY AT CONCERTS,

BUT IT PUT THEM FURTHER

BEHIND ON THEIR BILLS.

BILL COLLECTORS WERE

THREATENING US WITH PHONE

CALLS, AND COURT NOTICES,

WHERE WE HAD TO GO TO COURT

BECAUSE OF UNPAID BILLS.

Reporter: SEAN GOT A

SECOND JOB WORKING THE

MIDNIGHT SHIFT AS A MEAT

PACKER, BUT IT STILL WASN'T

ENOUGH.

I WAS STRESSED OUT AND

OVERWORKED.

IT WAS A VERY HUMBLING

EXPERIENCE FOR ME.

Reporter: SEAN AND

RACHEL WERE GENEROUS WITH

THEIR GIVING, BUT THEY

DIDN'T ALWAYS TITHE.

THEN ONE DAY THEY HEARD A

MESSAGE ON TITHING THAT MADE

THEM REALIZE THEY NEEDED TO

TRUST GOD.

THEY PUT THEIR LAST $80 INTO

THE OFFERING BASKET THAT

SUNDAY.

I FELT GOOD.

I FELT LIKE GOD WAS TALKING

TO US.

I KNEW IT WAS THE RIGHT

THING TO DO, AND I KNEW HE

WAS GOING TO PROVIDE.

Reporter: SEAN SOLD A

VEHICLE HE OWNED TO BRING IN

EXTRA MONEY.

A BUYER OFFERED HIM $8,000,

MORE THAN HE THOUGHT IT WAS

WORTH.

WE WERE ABLE TO GET

CURRENT AND ALL OF OUR

BILLS.

MY BROTHER-IN-LAW,

ACTUALLY -- WHEN WE WERE

TELLING THEM WHAT HAPPENED,

HE SAID GOD GAVE IT BACK TO

YOU 100-FOLD.

HE ASKED YOU TO TEST HIM AND

YOU DID, AND HE GAVE IT BACK

TO YOU.

Reporter: IN 2010, SEAN

LOST HIS CORPORATE JOB.

WITH HIS SEVERANCE, HE

DECIDED TO LIVE HIS DREAM,

TO OPEN HIS OWN RESTAURANT.

I REALLY DIDN'T WANT TO

GO BACK INTO THE WORKFORCE.

I DIDN'T WANT TO START OVER

WITH ANOTHER COMPANY.

I REALLY WANTED TO HAVE A

RESTAURANT BECAUSE I KNEW I

HAD A REALLY GOOD PRODUCT.

BOTH OF US CAME INTO

AGREEMENT, LET'S TRY TO DO A

RESTAURANT.

Reporter: THEY OPENED

THE CUTLESS GRILL IN

CHESAPEAKE, VIRGINIA.

WE KNEW SEAN'S HANDS WERE

BLESSED.

HE COOKED FOOD AMAZINGLY

WELL.

WE KNEW AS LONG AS WE

GLORIFIED GOD, HE WAS GOING

TO GROW OUR BUSINESS FOR

US.

AND HE CERTAINLY HAS.

INITIALLY WE SAW A JUMP

OF 30%, AND YEAR OVER YEAR,

IT JUMPED 115%.

LOOKING FROM DECEMBER OF

2011 TO 2010, IT WENT UP

198%, SO BUSINESS HAS BEEN

REALLY, REALLY GOOD.

Reporter: SEAN AND

RACHEL HAS SEEN GOD BLESS

THEIR OBEDIENCE TO GOD.

I WOULD ENCOURAGE

EVERYONE TO PUT THEIR FAITH

IN GOD AND TEST HIM WITH

YOUR TITHES AND OFFERINGS.

HE HAS A PLAN FOR YOU,

AND IT IS A GOOD PLAN.

WHEN YOU'RE IN TRYING TIMES,

FALL BACK ON THE LORD AND

HIS WORD, AND HE WILL

PROVIDE.

Gordon: AND HE WILL

PROVIDE.

HE PROVIDED FOR SEAN AND

RACHEL.

SEAN IS A WONDERFUL CHEF.

I LOVE HIS FOOD.

AND THERE IS AN UPDATE ON

THIS STORY.

THEY'RE GETTING READY TO

EXPAND YET AGAIN, GOING TO A

NEW LOCATION.

I THINK IT WILL QUADRUPLE

THEIR CAPACITY.

GOD IS BLESSING THEM BECAUSE

THEY HAD FAITH TO BELIEVE

HIM.

HERE SEAN IS, THEY'RE IN

DEBT, AND THEN ON TOP OF IT,

HE LOSES HIS JOB.

BUT HE SAYS, THIS IS MY

DREAM.

I AM GOING TO BELIEVE GOD.

AND THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED.

THIS IS THE PROMISE FROM

HEBREWS 11: "WITHOUT FAITH,

IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO PLEASE

HIM.

FOR HE WHO COMES TO GOD MUST

BELIEVE THAT HE IS, AND THAT

HE IS A REWARDER OF THOSE

WHO DILIGENTLY SEEK HIM."

SEAN AND RACHEL PUT THAT

INTO ACTION AND SAID, WE'RE

GOING TO TRUST GOD.

WE'RE GOING TO BELIEVE HIM.

AND WE'RE GOING TO BELIEVE

THAT HE WANTS TO FULFILL OUR

DREAM.

AND THEIR SUCCESS IS

UNBELIEVABLE.

THAT CAN HAPPEN TO YOU IF

YOU JUST TRUST GOD WITH YOUR

FINANCES.

IT IS THE ONLY TIME WE GET

TO TEST HIM.

THE ONLY TIME WE GET TO

PROVE HIM, IS WITH OUR

TITHES AND OFFERINGS.

AND SO IF YOU WANT TO DO

THAT, CALL US NOW.

1-800-759-0700.

JUST SAY, YES, I WANT TO BE

A MEMBER OF "THE 700 CLUB."

AND IT'S ONLY $20 A MONTH,

65 CENTS A DAY.

SOME OF YOU SAY I CAN JOIN

AT A HIGHER LEVEL.

WE'VE GOT "700 CLUB" GOLD AT

$40 A MONTH.

AND THEN THERE IS THE

THOUSAND CLUB, WHICH IS

$1,000 A YEAR, AND THAT

BREAKS OUT TO $84 A MONTH.

AT WHATEVER LEVEL GOD IS

SPEAKING TO YOU TO GIVE, NOW

IS THE TIME TO DO IT.

CALL US NOW.

1-800-759-0700.

LET'S GO TO WENDY AT THE

PHONES.

Wendy: THANKS, GORDON.

RECENTLY CBN'S SCOTT ROSS

SAT DOWN WITH PAT ROBERTSON

TO TALK ABOUT SOME OF LIFE'S

BIGGEST QUESTIONS AND WHERE

TO FIND THE ANSWERS IN THE

BIBLE.

WELL, IT'S ALL HERE IN OUR

NEW D.V.D., "HOW SHALL WE

NOW LIVE?"

TAKE A LOOK.

WHO IS JESUS?

DID JESUS EVER CLAIM HIMSELF

TO BE GOD?

NOT JUST ANOTHER GOD, BUT

GOD HIMSELF?

Pat: HE WAS ASKED AT

HIS TRIAL, ARE YOU THE SON

OF GOD?

AND HE SAID, I AM.

ARE YOU THE MESSIAH?

I AM.

AND HE SAID YOU WILL SEE THE

SON OF MAN COMING IN THE

CLOUDS OF GLORY AND SITTING

AT THE RIGHT HAND OF THE

FATHER.

YES, HE CLAIMS BECAUSE HE

WAS.

Wendy: YOU KNOW, GOD

HAS THE ANSWERS.

HE HAS THE SOLUTIONS TO ANY

PROBLEM, ANY QUESTION THAT

YOU HAVE.

THAT'S WHY WE WANT YOU TO

HAVE PAT ROBERTSON TEACHES

"HOW SHALL WE NOW LIVE?"

SO YOU CAN FIND THOSE

ANSWERS YOU'VE BEEN

SEARCHING FOR.

HOW DO YOU GET IT?

GO TO YOUR PHONES AND SAY,

YES, I WANT TO BE A MEMBER

OF "THE 700 CLUB."

HOW MUCH IS IT?

$20 A MONTH, 65 CENTS A

DAY.

OR YOU CAN LOG ON TO

CBN.COM.

IF YOU'RE ALREADY A MEMBER,

I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU SO

MUCH.

WE CAN'T DO IT WITHOUT YOU.

BUT IT MAY BE TIME TO TAKE

IT UP TO THE NEXT LEVEL.

$40 IS OUR GOLD LEVEL.

IF YOU GIVE AT THE GOLD

LEVEL, WE'RE GOING TO BLESS

YOU WITH THREE OF PAT

ROBERTSON'S NEW TEACHINGS.

MAYBE YOU CAN DO A LITTLE

MORE, HOW ABOUT $84 A

MONTH.

THAT'S OUR THOUSAND CLUB

LEVEL.

WE'RE GOING TO BLESS YOU

WITH FIVE, ONE TO YOU AND

FOUR TO GIVE AWAY AS GIFTS.

CALL US NOW,

1-800-759-0700.

AND WE'RE GOING TO RUSH YOU

PAT ROBERTSON TEACHES, "HOW

SHALL WE NOW LIVE?"

TERRY?

Terry: THANK YOU SO

MUCH.

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT

HAPPENS WHEN YOU JOIN "THE

700 CLUB," YOU'RE HELPING US

PROVIDE MEDICAL CARE TO

PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD.

LIKE A TODDLER IN CHINA WHO

DESPERATELY NEEDED A HEARING

AID AND HIS PARENTS SIMPLY

COULDN'T AFFORD IT.

SUCHI ALWAYS LOVED SINGING

TO HER LITTLE BROTHER,

CHACHI, BUT DIDN'T

UNDERSTAND WHY HE NEVER

RESPONDED.

AND I ASKED MY MOM, WHY

DOESN'T HE LIKE MY SINGING?

I JUST TOLD MY DAUGHTER,

HE'LL SING WITH YOU WHEN HE

GROWS UP.

Terry: SECRETLY, THE

FAMILY WORRIED THAT THEIR

SON COULDN'T HEAR.

ONE TIME WHEN CHACHI WAS

TWO, WE WERE PLAYING GAMES

WITH HIM, AND I CALLED HIS

NAME LOUDLY SEVERAL TIMES.

BUT HE DID NOTHING.

SO I TOOK HIM TO THE

HOSPITAL WHERE A DOCTOR

CONFIRMED OUR GREATEST FEAR:

CHACHI WAS DEAF.

Terry: MR. JONG IS A

FARMER, AND ONLY MAKES ABOUT

$500 A YEAR.

SO HE POODLE ALL OF HIS

RESOURCES TO GET CHACHI A

SECONDHAND HEARING AID AND

SENT HIM TO SPEECH THERAPY.

BUT WITHIN THREE MONTHS,

THAT HEARING AID BROKE AND

THE BOY WAS LEFT, AGAIN, IN

COMPLETE SILENCE.

HE LOOKED AT ME IN THE

EYES, AS IF TO SAY, MOM,

HELP ME.

THEN HE WOULD GET FRUSTRATED

AND HIT HIS EARS AND HIS

HEAD AND CRY.

I WORRIED SO MUCH ABOUT

HIS FUTURE.

HOW COULD HE GET A JOB OR

GET MARRIED?

Terry: THE PRINCIPAL AT

CHACHI'S SCHOOL KNEW THEY

COULDN'T AFFORD ANOTHER

HEARING AID, SO SHE CALLED

CBN, AND WE BOUGHT HIM A

BRAND NEW ONE.

THIS NEW HEARING AID IS

SO ADVANCED.

THERE IS NOT A SOUND THAT

CHACHI CANNOT HEAR.

NOW HE CAN EXPRESS HIMSELF

VERY WELL.

I REMEMBER THE DAY HE

SAID MAMA FOR THE FIRST

TIME.

I JUST HUGGED HIM AND WEPT.

IT WAS THE SWEETEST SOUND TO

MY HEART.

AND BECAUSE OF YOUR LOVE FOR

MY SON, I WAS DRAWN TO THE

LORD.

NOW YOUR ALMIGHTY GOD IS MY

GOD.

I WORSHIP HIM AND LISTEN TO

HIM.

Terry: AND NOW CHACHI

SINGS WITH HIS SISTER ABOUT

JESUS.

I AM SO PROUD OF CHACHI.

HE WILL HAVE A BRIGHT FUTURE

FOR SURE.

Terry: CHACHI IS A

BEAUTIFUL LITTLE BOY, AND

YOU KNOW WHAT, HIS PARENTS

ARE RIGHT?

HE WOULDN'T HAVE HAD MUCH OF

A FUTURE IF HE COULDN'T HEAR

ANYTHING.

YOU MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR US

TO STEP INTO THE MIDDLE OF

THEIR NEED AND PROVIDE THIS

LITTLE BOY WITH THE HEARING

AID HE NEEDED TO ALLOW HIS

GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT TO

TAKE PLACE, TO ALLOW HIM TO

HAVE HOPE AND A FUTURE, TO

GO TO SCHOOL AND PARTICIPATE

WITH HIS FAMILY.

WE WANT TO SAY THANK YOU.

PROVIDING MEDICAL NEEDS IS

JUST ONE OF THE THINGS YOU

DO WHEN YOU JOIN "THE 700

CLUB."

THAT'S WHY WE'RE ASKING YOU

TODAY TO GO TO YOUR PHONE

AND DO THAT.

IF YOU'LL CALL OUR TOLL-FREE

NUMBER -- IT DOESN'T COST

ANYTHING -- 1-800-759-0700,

AND SAY, I WANT TO JOIN "THE

700 CLUB."

WE'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF A

CHALLENGE RIGHT NOW, THAT

MEANS EVERY TIME YOU CALL,

EVERY PLEDGE YOU MAKE IS

MATCHED DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR.

BUT I WANT TO SUGGEST THAT

YOU DO WHAT WENDY MENTIONED

A MOMENT AGO.

GO TO YOUR PHONE AND JOIN

OUR "THE 700 CLUB" GOLD

LEVEL, THAT'S A COMMITMENT

OF $40 A MONTH.

AND SOME WHO ARE GOLD

MEMBERS, WHY DON'T YOU GO UP

TO THE THOUSAND CLUB LEVEL,

$84 A MONTH.

WE HAVE A FOUNDER'S LEVEL,

AND WE EVEN HAVE SOMETHING

CALLED THE CHAIRMAN'S

LEVEL.

ASK GOD WHAT HE WOULD HAVE

YOU TO DO.

AND THEN CALL WITH

ANTICIPATION FOR ALL HE IS

GOING TO DO IN USING THE

GIFT YOU PLEDGE TODAY TO

CHANGE THE LIVES OF OTHERS.

WE'RE GOING TO SEND YOU,

WHEN YOU CALL, PAT

ROBERTSON'S TEACHING, "HOW

SHALL WE NOW LIVE?"

IF YOU JOIN "THE 700 CLUB"

GOLD, WE'RE GOING TO SEND

SENDYOU THREE OF THEM.

IF YOU JOIN AT THE THOUSAND

CLUB LEVEL, WE'RE GOING TO

SEND YOU FIVE.

WE'D LIKE TO HELP YOU SHARE

IT WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

1-800-759-0700.

AND YOU CAN JOIN WITH US BY

LOGGING ON TO CBN.COM.

GORDON?

Gordon: WHEN A BABY

BORN WAS BORN IN GUATEMALA,

HIS ENTIRE VILLAGE SAID HE

WAS CURSED.

HIS MOTHER WAS AFRAID, AND

HIS FATHER EVEN WANTED TO

LET HIM DIE.

ALL BECAUSE OF AN UNUSUAL

BIRTH DEFECT.

Reporter: BY THE TIME

HE TURNED TWO, A LARGE TUMOR

HAD GROWN ON THE BACK OF

FRANKLIN'S NECK.

HIS MOTHER, OLIVIA, WAS

SHOCKED AT HOW BIG IT HAS

GOTTEN.

I NEVER THOUGHT MY BABY

WOULD BE BORN WITH SOMETHING

LIKE THIS.

I THOUGHT HE WOULD DIE

BECAUSE OF IT.

Reporter: VILLAGERS IN

THIS REMOTE PART OF

GUATEMALA THOUGHT THE BOY'S

CONDITION HAD BEEN CAUSED BY

WITCHCRAFT.

SO EVERY TIME FRANKLIN'S

MOTHER LEFT THEIR HOME, SHE

WAS SHUNNED BY OTHERSMENT.

> OTHERS.

THE

PEOPLE IN THE VILLAGE

SAID THERE WAS A CURSE ON MY

FAMILY.

OTHERS JUST RAN AWAY WHEN

THEY SAW ME WITH THE BABY.

IT WAS HARD FOR ME.

Reporter: OLIVIA'S

HUSBAND TOLD HIS WIFE TO LET

THEIR SON DIE.

WHEN SHE REFUSED, HER

HUSBAND ABANDONED THEM.

HE WENT AWAY AND NEVER

CAME BACK.

I HAD TO RAISE MY BABY

ALONE.

Reporter: ONE DAY

OLIVIA LEARNED ABOUT

"OPERATION BLESSING" AND

WENT TO ASK FOR HELP.

AFTER SOME TESTS, THE DOCTOR

DIAGNOSED THE CONDITION AND

SCHEDULED FREE SURGERY FOR

FRANKLIN.

I WAS SO HAPPY AFTER MY

SON HAD HIS OPERATION.

Reporter: TWO DAYS

LATER, THEY TRAVELLED BACK

TO THEIR REMOTE TOWN.

EVERYONE WAS SURPRISED TO

SEE THAT THE GROWTH WAS

GONE.

SOON FRANKLIN HAD RECOVERED

COMPLETELY.

NOW HE GOES OUT TO PLAY WITH

ALL OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD

CHILDREN, AND OLIVIA KNOWS

HER SON IS SAFE.

I AM SO THANKFUL FOR ALL

OF THE PEOPLE AND THE

DOCTORS WHO MADE THIS

MIRACLE HAPPEN.

THANKS "OPERATION

BLESSING."

GOD BLESS YOU.

Gordon: AND THANK YOU.

IF YOU'RE A MEMBER OF "THE

700 CLUB," THANK YOU, AND

MAY GOD BLESS YOU FOR DOING

THAT FOR THAT LITTLE BOY.

WHEN WE ALL GATHER TOGETHER

AND SAY, YES, LET'S DO

SOMETHING, LET'S GO OUT

THERE INTO THE WORLD, LET'S

FIND LITTLE BOYS LIKE

FRANKLIN AND SAY, WE CAN

HELP YOU.

WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN

YOUR LIFE.

WE CAN TRANSFORM IT SO YOU

CAN HAVE A HOPE AND A

FUTURE.

IF YOU WANT TO DO THAT.

IF YOU'RE NOT A MEMBER AND

YOU WANT TO GET INVOLVED IN

THIS, CALL US NOW,

1-800-759-0700.

JUST SAY, YES, I WANT TO DO

MY PART.

IT'S JUST $20 A MONTH, 65

CENTS A DAY, AND YOU JOIN

WITH TENS OF THOUSANDS OF

PEOPLE THAT HAVE ALSO SAID

YES, WE WANT TO MAKE A

DIFFERENCE IN PEOPLE'S

LIVES.

WE WANT TO HELP LITTLE BOYS

LIKE FRANKLIN.

WE WANT TO BE A PART OF

PREACHING THE GOSPEL AROUND

THE WORLD.

WE WANT TO LET PEOPLE KNOW

GOD LOVES THEM.

HE HASN'T CURSED ANYBODY.

HE WANTS TO PROVIDE

BLESSINGS FOR HIS CHILDREN.

HE WANTS TO PROVIDE

SALVATION FOR THEM.

HE WANTS TO PROVIDE

DELIVERANCE, AND HE WANTS TO

BE THEIR ALL IN ALL.

WE WANT TO GET THAT GOOD

NEWS OUT TO THE WORLD.

IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF

THAT, CALL US NOW,

1-800-759-0700.

IF I CAN GET A DRUMROLL, WE

HAVE SOME CBN PARTNERS WHO

SAY WE LOVE WHAT CBN IS

DOING, AND WE LOVE GIVING.

WE WANT TO CHALLENGE OTHERS

TO GIVE.

WE WERE AT $50,000, AND THEY

WANT TO TAKE IT ALL THE WAY

UP TO $150,000 AND WE GET

UNTIL THE END OF THE HOUR.

LORD, WE ASK FOR BLESSING

OVER THIS.

AND WE ASK FOR BLESSING FOR

THE PARTNERS WHO MAKE IT

POSSIBLE TO PREACH THE

GOSPEL AROUND THE WORLD, THE

PARTNERS WHO MAKE IT

POSSIBLE TO HELP LITTLE BOYS

LIKE FRANKLIN.

BLESS THEM.

BLESS THEM ABUNDANTLY.

AND BLESS THOSE THAT HAVE

MADE IT POSSIBLE TO ISSUE

THIS CHALLENGE.

DO IT, LORD, FOR WE ASK IT

IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

AND AMEN.

YOU HEARD IT, $150,000.

WE GOT 19 MINUTES AND 40

SECONDS TO GO ON THAT

CLOCK.

WE NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU, SO

CALL US RIGHT NOW.

1-800-759-0700.

LET'S GO TO WENDY AT THE

PHONES.

Wendy: ALL RIGHT, WELL,

WE HAVE ALL HAD A LOT OF

QUESTIONS ABOUT LIFE,

HAVEN'T WE?

THE GOOD NEWS IS GOD HAS

ALREADY GIVEN US THE

ANSWERS.

UYOU JUST HAVE TO KNOW

WHERE TO LOOK.

YOU CAN FIND OUT MUCH MORE

IN PAT ROBERTSON'S NEW

TEACHING, "HOW SHALL WE NOW

LIVE?"

Wendy: WELL, IF YOU'VE

ASKED YOURSELF ANY OF THOSE

QUESTIONS THAT THOSE FOLKS

IN THE VIDEO WERE ASKING,

THEN YOU NEED TO GET AHOLD

OF PAT ROBERTSON TEACHES

"HOW SHALL WE NOW LIVE?"

IT'S OUR GIFT TO YOU WHEN

YOU CALL US AND SAY, YES, I

WANT TO JOIN "THE 700

CLUB."

WE'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF A

$150,000 CHALLENGE.

THAT MEANS WHEN YOU GO TO

YOUR PHONES, 1-800-759-0700,

OR LOG ON TO cbn.com,

EVERY DOLLAR YOU PLEDGE WILL

BE MATCHED DOLLAR FOR

DOLLAR.

YOU NEED TO GO TO YOUR

PHONES RIGHT NOW AND WE'LL

SEND YOU THIS.

IF YOU'RE ALREADY A MEMBER,

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THAT'S $20 A MONTH LEVEL.

WHY NOT TAKE IT UP?

$40 A MONTH.

THAT'S OUR GOLD LEVEL.

IF YOU DO THAT, WE'RE GOING

TO SEND YOU THREE OF THESE.

MAYBE YOU CAN DO MORE, $80 A

MONTH IS OUR THOUSAND CLUB

LEVEL.

WE'RE REALLY GOING TO BLESS

YOU.

WE'RE GOING TO SEND YOU FIVE

OF THESE D.V.D.s.

ONE FOR YOU AND FOUR FOR

GIFTS OR PEOPLE YOU'VE BEEN

PRAYING FOR.

THIS VIDEO HOLDS THE ANSWERS

TO QUESTIONS THAT A LOT OF

PEOPLE, MAYBE YOU, HAVE BEEN

SEARCHING FOR.

GO TO YOUR PHONES RIGHT

NOW.

GORDON?

Gordon: IN 2009, MANY

AMERICAN BUSINESSES WERE

CLOSING THEIR DOORS.

BUT NICOLE'S SMALL SALON WAS

JUST GETTING STARTED, AND

TODAY IT IS STILL GOING

STRONG.

HERE IS WHAT SHE DID TO MAKE

HER COMPANY

RECESSION-PROOF.

Reporter: NICOLE MENTO

OPENED HER OWN SALON WHEN

SHE WAS JUST 20 YEARS OLD.

WHILE MANY BUSINESSES WERE

FOLDING IN 2009, NICOLE

LAUNCHED HERS.

IN THE BEGINNING, IT WAS

DIFFICULT BECAUSE I CAME

RIGHT OUT OF BEAUTY SCHOOL.

I HAD NO CLIENTS.

SO BASICALLY I STARTED

EVERYTHING FROM SCRATCH.

Reporter: NICOLE

TRUSTED GOD.

THE LORD JUST BLESSED MY

HANDS, BLESSED MY MIND.

HELP ME TO BUILD UP MY

CLIENTELE, HELP ME TO BUILD

UP MY BUSINESS, TO GET THE

RIGHT WORKERS TO WORK HERE.

I JUST PUT MY FAITH IN GOD.

Reporter: SHE ALSO KNEW

THE BIBLICAL KEY TO

FINANCIAL SUCCESS STARTS

WITH GIVING.

THAT'S THE ONLY PLACE IN

THE BIBLE THAT GOD SAYS TEST

ME IN THIS, THAT I WILL NOT

OPEN UP THE WINDOWS OF

HEAVEN AND POOR OUT SO MANY

BLESSINGS THAT YOU CAN'T

EVEN CONTAIN THEM.

SO IF GOD SAYS TO TEST ME,

AND THAT'S THE ONLY PLACE IN

THE WORD THAT IT SAYS THAT,

I TESTED HIM.

Reporter: NICOLE, A CBN

PARTNER, WATCHES "THE 700

CLUB" EVERY DAY IN HER

SALON.

YOU CAN TRUST CBN.

THEY'VE BEEN AROUND FOR A

LONG TIME.

AND THEY HELP SO MANY PEOPLE

ALL OVER THE WORLD.

WOULDN'T IT MAKE YOU FEEL

GOOD TO BE A PART OF THAT?

Reporter: NICOLE HAS

PAID OFF HER START-UP

BUSINESS LOAN AND THE

BUSINESS IS DEBT-FREE.

I'VE SEEN MY BUSINESS

GROW AND GROW AND GROW.

AND IT JUST, YOU KNOW, KEEPS

ON GROWING.

Reporter: SHE RECENTLY

INCREASED HER GIVING TO THE

2500 CLUB LEVEL.

I FEEL THAT THE WORD

SAYS, TO WHOM MUCH IS GIVEN,

MUCH IS REQUIRED.

SO IF GOD KEEPS BLESSING ME

AND GIVING ME MORE, I NEED

TO BLESS OTHERS AND GIVE

THEM MORE.

Gordon: WHAT A

WONDERFUL TESTIMONY OF GOD'S

FAITHFULNESS.

EVEN IN THE MIDDLE OF A

RECESSION, NICOLE WAS ABLE

TO BE BLESSED.

AND SHE PRAYED OVER HER

CLIENTS.

SHE PRAYED OVER HER HANDS,

SHE PRAYED OVER HER

BUSINESS.

SHE ASKED FOR GOD TO SEND

HER PEOPLE THAT WOULD WORK

WITH HER.

AND GOD ANSWERED ALL OF

THOSE PRAYERS, AND HE'LL DO

THAT FOR YOU IF YOU JUST

TRUST HIM AND SAY, I WANT TO

DO IT GOD'S WAY.

MY WAY IS NOT WORKING.

I WANT TO DO IT GOD'S WAY.

IF THAT'S YOU, CALL US NOW,

1-800-759-0700.

JUST SAY, YES, I WANT TO BE

A PART OF IT.

I WANT TO BE A PART OF

EVERYTHING YOU'RE DOING

AROUND THE WORLD.

TODAY THERE ARE SO MANY OPEN

DOORS FOR CBN.

WE'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF

LAUNCHING OUT "SUPERBOOK,"

TO BRING THE STORIES OF THE

BIBLE TO THE CHILDREN OF THE

WORLD, AND WE NEED YOUR

HELP.

SO CALL US.

1-800-759-0700.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, EVERY DAY

CBN'S "ORPHANS' PROMISE"

PROVIDES SAFE HOMES FOR

THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN AROUND

THE WORLD.

LIKE THESE TWO PRECIOUS

BROTHERS FROM VIETNAM.

AT THE AGES OF JUST FOUR AND

ONE, ALL ALONE THEY HAD TO

BEG FOR FOOD ON THE SIDE OF

THE ROAD.

LOME WAS FOUR YEARS OLD, AND

VAN WAS ONE, WHEN THEIR

PARENTS ABANDONED THEM NEAR

THEIR HOME IN VIETNAM.

WE WERE SO HUNGRY.

I TOOK MY BROTHER TO MY

AUNT'S HOUSE TO ASK FOR

FOOD, BUT SHE DIDN'T LET US

IN.

Reporter@;

Terry: THE BROTHERS SAT

NEXT TO THE STREET, HOPING

THAT SOMEONE WOULD SEE THEM

AND HELP THEM.

VAN WAS CRYING SO HARD

BECAUSE HE WAS STARVING.

Terry: ANOTHER AUNT

FOUND THEM AND TOOK THEM

IN.

BUT OVER TIME, SHE WASN'T

ABLE TO PROVIDE FOR THEM,

EITHER.

THERE WAS A TIME WHEN WE

DIDN'T HAVE FOOD TO EAT FOR

TWO DAYS.

MY STOMACH HURT A LOT.

Terry: EVENTUALLY THE

BROTHERS CAME TO LIVE HERE,z,ñO/

AT THIS CHRISTIAN HOME

SUPPORTED BY CBN'S "ORPHANS' PROMISE."

THE FOOD HERE IS SO

GOOD!

AND WE GET TO EAT THREE

TIMES A DAY.

ON OUR FIRST DAY HERE, THEY

ALSO GAVE US CLOTHES AND NEW

TOWELS.

Terry: IN ADDITION TO

FOOD AND SHELTER, THE BOYS

ARE ALSO EXPERIENCING LOVE.

TODAY LOME AND VAN ARE

HEALTHY AND ACTIVE BOYS.

THEY BOTH DO WELL IN SCHOOL

AND ENJOY PLAYING WITH THEIR

FRIENDS.

I WANT TO THANK THE

PEOPLE WHO CARED FOR US AND

HELPED US.

THANK YOU, CBN.

Terry: A PLACE TO

BELONG, SOMEONE TO CARE FOR

THEM, THE BASIC NECESSITIES

OF LIFE.

THESE CHILDREN ARE ALONE AND

WITHOUT FAMILY.

AND YOU ALLOW US TO BRING

THEM INTO A SAFE PLACE, TO

PROVIDE EDUCATION AND ALL

THAT THEY NEED TO GO UP TO

BE HEALTHY, STRONG,

SUCCESSFUL INDIVIDUALS.

WE WANT TO SAY THANK YOU.

THAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU JOIN

"THE 700 CLUB."

IT'S 65 CENTS A DAY, $20 A

MONTH.

WILL YOU STAND WITH US AS WE

REACH OUT TO THESE CHILDREN

ALL AROUND THE WORLD?

WE'RE ASKING YOU TO GO TO

YOUR PHONE AND CALL RIGHT

NOW.

BY THE WAY, WHEN YOU CALL,

WOULD YOU SAY YOU'D LIKE TO

JOIN USING PLEDGE EXPRESS?

THAT'S ELECTRONIC MONTHLY

GIVING.

IT MEANS YOUR BANK DOES ALL

OF THE WORK.

I LOVE IT.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO REMEMBER

TO MAIL ANYTHING, NO STAMPS,

NO ENVELOPES, NO HASSLE.

BUT IT SAVES US MONEY THAT

WE CAN PUT INTO THE LIVES OF

MORE CHILDREN LIKE LOME AND

VAN.

WHEN YOU USE PLEDGE EXPRESS,

WE WANT TO SEND YOU "POWER

FOR LIFE" TEACHINGS.

WE RECEIVE THEM HERE, AND

WE'D LOVE TO SHARE THEM WITH

YOU.

LOOK FOR THEM AFTER YOU CALL

AND SAY I'D LIKE TO JOIN

"THE 700 CLUB," AND I'D LIKE

TO DO IT USING PLEDGE

EXPRESS.

Gordon: TODAY AMY

COLEMAN MAKES A GREAT LIVING

SELLING ALL OF THE

ELECTRONIC GADGETS.

BUT NOT LONG AGO, SHE

COULDN'T AFFORD ELECTRICITY

FOR HER HOME OR FOOD FOR HER

CHILDREN.

Reporter: AMY COLEMAN

HAS A TECH INDUSTRY JOB SHE

LOVES, TEACHING CELL PHONE

PROVIDERS ALL OF THE LATEST

TECHNOLOGY.

IT IS AMAZING TO SAY I

HAVE THIS JOB AND I HAVE

BEEN BLESSED BY THIS JOB.

THERE WAS A POINT IN TIME

WHERE I WAS UNEMPLOYED.

Reporter: AMY IS A

SINGLE MOTHER OF TWO IN

BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA.

THERE WERE TIMES WHEN WE

DIDN'T HAVE ANYTHING TO

EAT.

NO ELECTRICITY.

THE WATER WOULD GET CUT

OFF.

I WOULD HAVE TO GO TO THE

NEIGHBOR'S TO USE THEIR

BATHTUB TO BATHE MY KIDS.

ONE NIGHT, OPENING THE

CABINET, I HAD A HALF A JAR

OF PEANUT BUTTER, AND TWO

BOXES OF NOODLES AND A HALF

GALLON OF MILK LEFT,

THINKING WHAT DO I FEED

THEM?

WHERE IS IT GOING TO COME

FROM?

Reporter: WHEN IT

LOOKED LIKE THERE WAS

NOWHERE TO TURN, AMY GOT A

KNOCK ON HER DOOR.

A NEIGHBOR GAVE HER FOOD

FROM OUR "OPERATION

BLESSING" PARTNER, HEALING

CHURCH.

WHEN I PUT THAT FOOD INTO

THE EMPTY CABINET AND I

CLOSED THE DOOR, I HAD TO

OPEN IT BACK UP TO SEE THERE

IS FOOD IN MY CABINET.

Reporter: HEALING PLACE

TEAMS UP WITH "OPERATION

BLESSING" TO PROVIDE FOOD

AND HOUSEHOLD SUPPLIES TO

FAMILIES WHO NEED IT MOST.

THEY DISTRIBUTE HOT MEALS,

CLOTHING, AND GROCERIES

THROUGH THEIR DREAM CENTER,

WHICH IS LOCATED IN ONE OF

THE POOREST AREAS OF BATON

ROUGE.

THAT BRINGS A LOT OF PEOPLE

THROUGH THEIR DOORS,

ACCORDING TO THE PASTOR.

WE FEEL LIKE IF WE CAN

MEET THEIR PHYSICAL NEEDS,

IT GIVES US A PLATFORM TO

MEET THEIR SPIRITUAL NEEDS.

Reporter: AMY CONTINUED

TO PICK UP FOOD FROM

"OPERATION BLESSING" WHEN

HER FAMILY NEEDED IT.

AND HER FAMILY BECAME ACTIVE

IN THE CHURCH.

I HAVE A RELATIONSHIP

WITH GOD AND I DEPEND ON HIM

FOR EVERYTHING.

Reporter: AND NOW SHE

VOLUNTEERS WITH THE SINGLE

MOM'S MINISTRY AND HELPS

LEAD THE FOOD DISTRIBUTION

TEAM.

SHE IS HONORED TO BE ABLE TO

HELP OTHERS IN NEED.

TO BE ABLE TO PROVIDE

THEM THE FOOD FROM

"OPERATION BLESSING," SO

THEIR KIDS' PLATES CAN BE

FULL -- IT IS AN AMAZING

TURNAROUND.

THERE ARE SO MANY CHILDREN

THAT GO A DAY OR TWO WITHOUT

A MEAL.

AND KNOWING THAT "OPERATION

BLESSING" SEES THAT NEED AND

THEY'RE REACHING OUT IN

EVERY SINGLE DIRECTION TO BE

ABLE TO FILL THAT NEED IS

JUST AMAZING.

Gordon: WE WANT TO HELP

PEOPLE.

AND IF YOU WANT TO HELP

PEOPLE, IF YOU WANT TO

PROVIDE FOOD, MILLIONS OF

AMERICANS ARE IN NEED, AND

WE WANT TO BE THERE FOR

THEM.

WE WANT TO SORT OF NIL FILL

THAT GAP IN THEIR LIVES.

WHERE ARE THEY GOING TO GET

FOOD.

AND WE WANT TO HELP THEM.

AND "OPERATION BLESSING" IS

DOING THAT, AND DOING IT BY

THE TRUCKLOAD.

THREE MILLION AMERICANS

EVERY SINGLE MONTH GET FOOD

FROM "OPERATION BLESSING,"

AND WE LIKE PARTNERS WITH

CHURCHES AND FOOD BANKS

ACROSS THIS COUNTRY TO HELP

THEM DO THAT.

SO IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART

OF IT, CALL US NOW.

1-800-759-0700.

JUST SAY, YES, I WANT TO

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

IT IS ONLY $20 A MONTH, 65

CENTS A DAY, AND YOU JOIN

WITH PEOPLE THAT WANT TO

MAKE A DIFFERENCE, THAT SAY,

YES, WHEN WE SEE A NEED, WE

WANT TO BE THERE FOR

PEOPLE.

SO IF THAT'S YOU, CALL US

NOW.

1-800-759-0700.

WENDY, WHAT'S GOING ON?

Wendy: LOTS GOING ON

OVER HERE AT THE PHONES,

GORDON.

IT IS A VERY EXCITING DAY.

YOU KNOW, WE ALL HAVE

QUESTIONS WE WOULD LIKE TO

ASK GOD, DON'T WE?

ABOUT THE FUTURE, ABOUT OUR

MONEY, ABOUT HIS WILL FOR

OUR LIVES.

YOU CAN FIND THOSE ANSWERS

TO THE QUESTIONS IN PAT

ROBERTSON'S BRAND NEW

TEACHING CALLED, "HOW SHALL

WE NOW LIVE?"

Wendy: YOU KNOW, THE

BIBLE SAYS MY PEOPLE PERISH

BECAUSE OF LACK OF

KNOWLEDGE.

HOW DO YOU GET KNOWLEDGE?

OF COURSE, THE WORD OF GOD,

BUT ALSO LISTENING TO SOUND

TEACHING, LIKE YOU'LL FIND

IN PAT ROBERTSON'S

TEACHING,.

* HOW SHAL TEACHING, "HOW

SHALL WE NOW LIVE."

HOW DO YOU GET THAT?

CALL 1-800-759-0700 OR LOG

ON TO CBN.COM.

JUST $20 A MONTH.

IF YOU'RE ALREADY A MEMBER,

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

WE CAPITOL DO I CAN'T DO IT

WITHOUT YOU.

I WANT TO CHALLENGE YOU.

WHY NOT TAKE IT UP TO $40 A

MONTH.

AND WE'RE GOING TO BLESS YOU

WITH THREE OF THESE

D.V.D.s.

HOW ABOUT OUR THOUSAND CLUB

LEVEL, $84 A MONTH.

THAT'S A LOT OF MONEY, BUT

THINK OF IT, IT IS A DINNER

OUT.

WHY NOT SOW THAT INTO GOD'S

KINGDOM BECAUSE YOU CAN'T

OUTGIVE GOD.

WHEN YOU GO TO THE MOVIES,

YOU'RE NOT GOING TO SEE THAT

MONEY AGAIN.

BUT GOD SAYS, TEST ME AND

SEE IF I WILL NOT POUR OUT A

BLESSING YOU CANNOT

CONTAIN.

WE'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF A

$150,000 CHALLENGE WITH JUST

FIVE MINUTES AND 34 SECONDS

LEFT ON THE CLOCK.

SO PLEASE DON'T DELAY.

IF YOU'RE FEELING THAT

NUDGE, GO TO YOUR PHONES

RIGHT NOW.

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU.

GORDON?

Gordon: IN PERU, A

YOUNG COUPLE WORKED 15-HOUR

DAYS, AND EVEN WITH TWO

JOBS, THEY BARELY MADE

ENOUGH TO FEED THEIR

FAMILY.

SO THEIR 7-YEAR-OLD SON

PRAYED FOR HELP.

AND HERE IS HOW PEOPLE LIKE

YOU BECAME THE ANSWER TO

THAT PRAYER.

Reporter: ADRIAN IS

ONLY SEVEN YEARS OLD, BUT

VERY MATURE FOR HIS AGE.

HE KNOWS ALL TOO WELL THE

CHALLENGES FACING HIS

PARENTS.

MY DAD WORKS AS A

DRIVER'S ASSISTANT.

MY MOM SELLS CANDIES.

BUT THEY DON'T MAKE ENOUGH

MONEY, AND I WORRY A LOT.

Reporter: ADRIAN'S DAD

NEVER FINISHED SCHOOL, AND

HI LOW-PAYING JOB WAS THE

ONLY ONE HE COULD FIND.

HE WORKS 15 HOURS A DAY, AND

ONLY EARNS ABOUT $10.

MY LITTLE BROTHER WAS

SICK, AND MY MOM DIDN'T HAVE

MONEY TO BUY THE MEDICINE.

AND SOMETIMES WE DIDN'T HAVE

MONEY TO BUY FOOD.

Reporter: ADRIAN IS THE

ONLY CHRISTIAN IN HIS

FAMILY.

HE GOES TO A BIBLE CLUB

EVERY SATURDAY NEAR HIS

HOME.

SO HE BEGAN TO PRAY FOR HIS

FAMILY.

I PRAYED, DEAR GOD,

PLEASE HELP OUR FAMILY TO

MAKE ENOUGH SO WE CAN EAT

AND I CAN KEEP GOING TO

SCHOOL.

Reporter: TO HELP THE

FAMILY, "OPERATION BLESSING"

SET UP A SMALL STORE FOR

ADRIAN'S MOM, MARIA, RIGHT

NEXT TO THEIR HOME.

HERE THEY SELL NOTEBOOKS,

SCHOOL SUPPLIES, AND OTHER

HOUSEHOLD ITEMS.

AND ADRIAN LOVES HELPING HIS

MOM IN THE STORE AFTER

SCHOOL.

THANKS "OPERATION

BLESSING" FOR HELP MY

FAMILY.

Gordon: THANK YOU.

IF YOU'RE A MEMBER OF "THE

700 CLUB," YOU'RE PART OF

THAT.

IF YOU'RE NOT A MEMBER, CALL

US NOW.

1-800-759-0700.

WE'RE CLOSING DOWN TO

VICTORY ON $150,000

CHALLENGE.

JUST THREE MINUTES AND 33

SECONDS ON THAT CLOCK.

WE WANT TO GO WAY OVER THE

TOP.

SO CALL US NOW.

1-800-759-0700.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, ALL OVER

AMERICA MORE AND MORE

SCHOOLS ARE SPONSORING

ANTI-BULLYING COMPAIGNS.

BUT IT IS NOT JUST AN

AMERICAN PROBLEM.

IN MANY THIRD WORLD

COUNTRIES, YOUNG CHILDREN

ARE BULLIED BECAUSE OF THEIR

SEVERE BIRTH DEFECTS.

Reporter: 9-YEAR-OLD

ARMAND LIKES HELPING HIS

PARENTS AT THE BRICK FACT

FACTORRY BETTER THAN

PLAYING AT SCHOOL.

HIS CLASSMATES MAKE FUN OF

HIM.

IT MAKES ME WANT TO CRY.

HE TOLD ME THE MEAN KIDS

CALL ME NAMES.

I TOLD HIM TO FIGHT BACK,

BUT HE SAID HE DOESN'T WANT

TO.

Reporter: BUT ARMAND'S

PARENTS COULDN'T AFFORD THE

COST OF AN OPERATION, SO CBN

OFFERED TO HELP.

WE WERE VERY HAPPY AND

EXCITED WHEN WE LEARNED THAT

CBN WOULD PROVIDE FREE

SURGERY FOR ARMAND.

I'M READY TO GO IN FOR MY

OPERATION.

Reporter: THE

CBN-SPONSORED SURGERY

PROVIDED A BRAND NEW SMILE

FOR ARMAND.

WITHIN A FEW WEEKS, HE WAS

BACK IN SCHOOL.

I WAS VERY SURPRISED TO

SEE MY LIPS.

I WAS VERY HAPPY.

HE IS NOT SHY ANYMORE.

I THINK HE LOOKS MORE

CONFIDENT NOW.

THANKS TO YOU, MY LIPS

LOOK GREAT.

Terry: DO YOU SEE WHAT

A DIFFERENCE YOU'RE GIFT CAN

MAKE?

PLEASE CALL NOW.

WE ARE OUT TO CHANGE THE

LIVES OF CHILDREN LIKE

ARMAND, AND WE NEED YOUR

HELP.

1-800-759-0700.

GORDON?

Gordon: FARMING IS

BACK-BREAKING WORK, NO

MATTER WHERE YOU LIVE.

BUT FOR ONE FAMILY IN INDIA,

IT WAS MORE DIFFICULT THAN

USUAL BECAUSE EVERY DAY THEY

HAD TO WALK FOR MILES JUST

TO GET WATER.

Reporter: CHULA AND HER

HUSBAND ARE FARMERS IN A

SMALL VILLAGE IN WESTERN

INDIA.

THEY SPEND MOST OF THEIR DAY

GETTING WATER FOR THEMSELVES

AND THEIR CATTLE.

WE HAVE TO WALK TO A

VILLAGE THAT IS TWO MILES

AWAY.

IT TAKES US SEVERAL HOURS.

WE STOP AT LEAST THREE TIMES

COMING BACK BECAUSE THE POTS

ARE SO HEAVY.

Reporter: THE PASTOR

VISITED FROM TIME TO TIME TO

SHARE THE GOSPEL WITH THEM.

WHEN I FOUND THEIR

VILLAGE DIDN'T HAVE A GOOD

SOURCE OF DRINKING WATER, I

CONTACTED CBN.

SOON THEY ARRIVED WITH

HELP.

Reporter: THE WELL WAS

DEDICATED TO JESUS CHRIST.

MY HUSBAND AND I KNOW IT

WAS JESUS WHO GAVE US THIS

WELL.

WE ARE SO THANKFUL THAT HE

MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR US TO

GET WATER IN OUR VILLAGE.

Reporter: CHULA AND HER

HUSBAND BECAME CHRISTIANS

AND WERE BAPTIZED.

MY HUSBAND AND I NOW GO

TO CHURCH

AND PRAY

TOGETHER.

THE WELL OPENED OUR HEARTS

TO JESUS AND FILLED OUR

LIVES WITH JOY.

Gordon: THANK YOU.

IF YOU'RE A MEMBER OF "THE

700 CLUB," YOU'RE PART OF

THAT WONDERFUL OUTREACH TO

THAT VILLAGE IN INDIA.

WE TRY TO FOCUS WITH LOCAL

CHURCHES FOR WATER WELLS,

AND GOD GETS THE GLORY, AND

THE CHURCH GETS THE GLORY,

AND WE SEE CHURCHES INCREASE

BECAUSE WATER WELLS ARE

BEING ESTABLISHED TO HELP

THE VILLAGERS, SO THEY DON'T

HAVE TO WALK FOR MILES JUST

TO GET WATER.

IF YOU'RE NOT A MEMBER, NOW

IS THE TIME TO DO IT.

THREE SECONDS LEFT ON THIS

CHALLENGE.

CALL US NOW.

1-800-759-0700.

WELL, IT HAS BEEN A GLORIOUS

DAY.

WE HAD A $150,000

CHALLENGE.

AGAINST THAT YOU GAVE

$176,000.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM PHILLIPIANS 4:

"MY GOD SHALL SUPPLY ALL

YOUR NEEDS ACCORDING TO HIS

RICHES IN GLORY BY CHRIST

JESUS."

FOR ALL OF YOU WHO HAVE

GIVEN TODAY, GOD BLESS YOU

AND WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN

TOMORROW.

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