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The 700 Club - Oct. 3, 2013

Detroit Lions kicker David Akers shares his reaction to life's ups and downs. Plus, world champion power lifter Jonathan Bernor talks about living in victory over addiction and illness. Read Transcript


COMING UP, WE'LL TAKE YOU

TO A PLACE WHERE YOU COULD

LOSE CUSTODY OF YOUR KIDS BY

HOME-SCHOOLING THEM.

THEY'RE PERSECUTING

PARENTS WHO CHOOSE TO

EDUCATE THEIR CHILDREN AT

HOME, AND THEY NEED TO STOP

DOING THAT.

Wendy: PLUS A BODY

BUILDER WHO'S BODY WAS

BREAKING DOWN.

MY LIFE IS OVER.

OR I'M GOING TO END UP THIS

GUY IN PAIN FOR THE REST OF

MY LIFE.

Wendy: HEAR WHO SPOTTED

THIS WEIGHTLIFTER.

IT'S GOD.

I THINK HE DID.

*

Pat: WELL, WELCOME,

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, TO

THIS EDITION OF "THE 700

CLUB."

WELL, THEY'RE LOCKED IN

BATTLE IN WASHINGTON, AND

THE DEMOCRATS HAVE EMBRACED

FULLY OBAMACARE.

THEY HAVE EMBRACED IT.

THEY WILL NOT CHASE ONE JOT

OR ONE TITTLE, NOT ONE

CLAUSE IN THE GOVERNMENT'S

PROGRAM.

NOTHING.

THEY WON'T MAKE ONE SINGLE

CONCESSION.

IT SEEMS LIKE TO ME WHAT WE

OUGHT TO START DOING IS

CALLING IT DEMOCRATCARE

BECAUSE THE DEMOCRATS NOW

OWN IT.

IF THE REPUBLICANS HAD ANY

SENSE, THEY WOULD BACK OFF,

AND GIVE THEM THE CONTINUING

RESOLUTION NICE AND CLEAN,

AND SAY, OKAY, FELLOWS, IT

IS ALL YOURS.

I DON'T KNOW IF THEY'RE

GOING TO DO THAT, BUT IT

WOULD BE A SMART POLITICAL

MOVE.

WELL, THE TWO SIDES ARE

STILL FIGHTING WITH ONE

ANOTHER.

AND, TERRY, DON'T YOU THINK

THAT'S THE WAY THEY OUGHT TO

DO IT?

Terry: COMPROMISE IS A

WORD OF THE PAST.

Pat: THAT'S NOT

COMPROMISE.

JUST SAY, OKAY, GUYS, IT'S

YOURS.

PICK UP THE MARBLES.

THEY SHOULD CALL IT

DEMOCRATCARE.

NOT OBAMACARE BECAUSE OBAMA

IS NOT RUNNING FOR

RE-ELECTION.

ALL OF THE ONES IN THE HOUSE

ARE RUNNING FOR

RE-ELECTION.

IT SEEMS TO ME, YOU BRING IT

TO THE PEOPLE.

IF IT IS A SUCCESS, THEY'LL

GET CREDIT.

IF IT IS A FAILURE, THEY'LL

GET THE BLAME.

Terry: THAT'S A GOOD

IDEA.

IN THE MEANTIME, BOTH SIDES

ARE STILL POINTING FINGERS

AT EACH OTHER IN WASHINGTON,

AND NEITHER ONE HAS COME UP

WITH AN ANSWER ON HOW TO END

THE GOVERNMENT SHOTDOWN.

CHARLENE ISRAEL HAS THE

STORY.

Reporter: DAY THREE OF

THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN, AND

STILL NO PROGRESS.

INSTEAD, LAWMAKERS ARE

PLAYING THE BLAME GAME.

THE PRESIDENT REITERATED

ONE MORE TIME TONIGHT THAT

HE WILL NOT NEGOTIATE.

ALL WE'RE ASKING FOR HERE IS

A DISCUSSION AND FAIRNESS

FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

UNDER OBAMACARE.

THE ONLY THING THAT IS

STOPPING IT THAT JOHN

BOEHNER RIGHT NOW HAS NOT

BEEN WILLING TO SAY NO TO A

FACTION OF THE REPUBLICAN

PARTY THAT ARE WILLING TO

BURN THE HOUSE DOWN BECAUSE

OF AN OBSESSION OVER MY

HEALTH CARE INITIATIVE.

Reporter: THE MEDIA

APPEARS TO BE SIDING WITH

THE PRESIDENT.

A RECENT MEDIA RESEARCH

CENTER POLL REPORTED THAT

THE NATION'S BIG THREE NEWS

NETWORKS HAVE BLAMED THE

REPUBLICAN PARTY FOR THE

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN 21

TIMES.

BOTH PARTIES, FOUR TIMES,

AND DEMOCRATS, ZERO TIMES.

BUT REPUBLICANS INSIST

THEY'RE THE ONES TRYING TO

END THE SHOTDOWN. SHUTDOWN.

THE HOUSE PASSED MEASURES

THAT WOULD FUND NATIONAL

PARKS, NATIONAL INSTITUTES

OF HEALTH, AND THE NATIONAL

GUARD, BUT THE WHITE HOUSE

AND THE SENATE DEMOCRATS SAY

IT IS ALL OR NOTHING.

MEANWHILE, NEARLY 800,000

WORKERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY

ARE FURLOUGHED.

AMONG THEM ARE SOME OF THE

NATION'S INTELLIGENCE

ANALYSTS.

JAMES CLAPPER SAYS THAT IS

PUTTING THE COUNTRY AT

RISK.

THIS SERIOUSLY DAMAGES

OUR ABILITY TO PROTECT THE

SAFETY AND SECURITY OF THIS

NATION AND ITS CITIZENS.

Reporter: BUT A REPORT

BY THE WEEKLY STANDARD

POINTS OUT THERE ARE MORE

THAN TWO MILLION FEDERAL

EMPLOYEES IN THE U.S.

THAT MEANS MORE THAN 60% ARE

DEEMED ESSENTIAL AND STILL

WORKING, INCLUDING 86% OF

HOMELAND SECURITY.

FOR MOST PEOPLE NOT IN

DIRECT PROXIMITY WITH THE

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND

AREN'T PLANNING TO INTERACT

WITH A FEDERAL FACILITY THAT

HAS SHUT DOWN, IT IS MOSTLY

BUSINESS AS USUAL.

MORE THAN TWO-THIRDS OF THE

FEDERAL WORKFORCE IS AT

BUSINESS AS USUAL, CLASSIFY

AS ESSENTIAL SERVICES.

Reporter: CHARLENE

ISRAEL, CBN NEWS.

Pat: WELL, WHILE THE

GOVERNMENT IS SHUT DOWN,

DEMOCRATCARE IS FACING

NUMEROUS PROBLEMS JUST

TRYING TO GET OFF THE

GROUND.

JOHN JESSUP HAS THAT STORY

FROM WASHINGTON.

Reporter: PAT, MORE

PROBLEMS FOR OBAMACARE AS

AMERICANS SIMPLY CAN'T GETLY

ONLINE EXCHANGES TO WORK.

PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TRYING TO

MAKE PHONE CALLS AND GET ON

TO THE WEBSITES TO CHECK OUT

THE SYSTEM, BUT THEY

CONTINUE TO RUN INTO

PROBLEMS.

ONE WOMAN IN IOWA SAID THE

SACKED DAY WAS WORSE --

SECOND DAY WAS WORSE THAN

THE FIRST.

AND ONE PASTOR TRIED TO OPEN

HIS ACCOUNT 10 TIMES, BUT HE

COULDN'T.

OBAMACARE SUPPORTERS SAY THE

GLITCHES SHOW THERE IS A

HIGH PUBLIC INTEREST IN THE

NEW INSURANCE PROGRAM, BUT

SO FAR THERE ARE NO SOLID

NUMBERS ON HOW MANY PEOPLE

HAVE BEEN ABLE TO SIGN UP.

HOUSTON TOPS AN UGLY LIST.

ACCORDING TO THE JUSTICE

DEPARTMENT, TEXAS CITY IS

ONE OF THE COUNTRY'S LARGEST

HUBBS FOR HUMAN

TRAFFICKING.

CHRISTIAN ORGANIZATIONS ARE

HELPING TO SHINE A LIGHT ON

THE PROBLEM AND GIVE SHELTER

TO VICTIMS.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM HAS THAT

STORY.

Reporter: A NIGHT DRIVE

ON THE STREETS OF HOUSTON

SHINES A BRIGHT LIGHT ON A

BIG PROBLEM.

THIS AREA IS A HUGE HOT

SPOT.

THE GALLERIA AREA, SOUTH OF

THE ACTUAL GALLERIA, IS

PROBABLY THE EPICENTER FOR

HUMAN TRAFFICKING.

Reporter: ADAM CHAINY

WORKS WITH ELIJAH RISING,

WHICH HAS RESCUED AT LEAST A

DOZEN VICTIMS AND SHOWS

HOUSTON AREA RESIDENTS THE

HOT SPOTS FOR HUMAN

TRAFFICKING.

THE CORRIDOR HERE HAS

BEEN LABELLED AS PART OF THE

NUMBER ONE HUMAN TRAFFICKING

CORRIDOR IN THE NATION.

Reporter: SOME HOT

SPOTS LOOK LIKE SPAS, BUT

ARE ACTUALLY BROTHELS,

SELLING ENSLAVED GIRLS FOR

SEX.

I WOULDN'T SAY IT IS THE

LIVING CONDITION OF A DOG

BECAUSE YOU DO TAKE YOUR DOG

OUT ONCE OR TWICE A DAY.

Reporter: O HA IS A

HUMAN TRAFFICKING

BODYGUARD.

THEY GET SOLD 10 TIMES A DAY

ON A GOOD TIME.

ON A BAD DAY, THEY'LL BE

SOLD 20 TO 30 TIMES A DAY.

Reporter: THE WOMEN

COME FROM SOUTHEAST ASIA,

SOUTH AMERICA, AND MEXICO.

AND THEY ARE ALL RUN-AWAYS,

AND THAT CIT NUMBER HAS

HELPED THE CITY EARN THE

BIGGEST AREA FOR CHILD SEX

TRAFFICKING.

I THINK FOR ME, AS A

SOCIAL WORKER, WHO HAS BEEN

DOING THIS FOR YEARS AND

YEARS AND YEARS, I WAS

TOTALLY UNAWARE OUR CITY WAS

A HUB OF TRAFFICKING.

Reporter: KELLY

ARMSTRONG IS WHY CHILD AND

FAMILY MINISTRY.

THE ORGANIZATION STARTED

"FREEDOM PLACE."

THIS IS A SAFE HOUSE FOR

GIRLS RESCUED FROM HUMAN

TRAFFICKING, AND VOLUNTEERS

FROM HOUSTON AREA CHURCHES

UNITED TO REFURBISH EVERY

INCH OF IT.

ASK, AND IT WILL BE

GIVEN, AND GIVEN

ABUNDANTLY.

THAT'S WHAT WE HAVE

EXPERIENCED.

EVERYTHING IN THIS HOME HAS

REALLY BEEN DONATED.

Reporter: ARMSTRONG

CALLS THIS FARM AND ITS

SERVICES A PLACE FOR GIRLS

TO HIDE, HEAL, AND FIND HOPE

FOR THEIR FUTURE.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM, CBN NEWS,

HOUSTON, TEXAS.

THE U.S. ATTORNEY'S

OFFICE SAYS 500,000 VICTIMS

HAVE BEEN RESCUED IN THE

PAST FIVE YEARS, THE AVERAGE

AGE OF GIRLS ENTERS IS 13

YEARS, AND THEIR LIFE

EXPECTANCY WHILE THERE IS

ONLY SEVEN YEARS.

MEMBERS OF A NORTH CAROLINA

CHURCH ARE MOURNING THE LOSS

OF SEVERAL CHILDREN.

THEY WERE KILLED ON AN

HEAD-ON ACCIDENT.

EIGHT PEOPLE ARE IN CRITICAL

CONDITION.

THEIR BUS WENT OUT OF

CONTROL, HITTING AN S.U.V.

WITH THREE PEOPLE INSIDE.

THEN IT SLAMMED INTO A

TRACTOR-TRAILER AND BURST

INTO FLAMES.

THE BUS DRIVER AND THE

DRIVERS OF THE OTHER TWO

VEHICLES DIED.

FOUR OTHERS ON THE BUS WERE

ALSO KILLED.

THE PASTOR OF FRONT STREET

BAPTIST CHURCH ASKS FOR

PRAYERS AS MEMBERS OF HIS

CONGREGATION WAIT FOR WORD

ON THEIR LOVED ONES.

THIS IS THE A TIME OF

DIFFICULTY, BUT WE TRUST IN

GOD.

WE TRUST THAT HE IS THERE

ALWAYS.

THE CAUSE OF THE CRASH, A

BLOWN TIRE ON THE CHURCH'S

BUS.

A NEW MOVIE OPENS TOMORROW

CALLED "GRACE UNPLUGGED."

IT IS ABOUT A YOUNG WORSHIP

LEADER WHO DREAMS OF

BECOMING A BIG STAR OUTSIDE

OF THE CHURCH WALLS.

BUT WILL THE PRICE OF FAME

PROVE TO BE TWO HIGH.

WENDY GRIFFITH SAT DOWN WITH

THE STARS OF THE MOVIE AND

BRINGS US THIS INSIDE LOOK

AT THE STORY.

*

Wendy: 18-YEAR-OLD

TRACE TREY GREW UP SINGING

IN CHURCH, WHERE THE WORSHIP

LEADER IS HER FATHER, A

FORMER FAMOUS POP STAR WHO

GAVE UP THE WILD LIFE WHEN

HE BECAME A CHRISTIAN.

HE NEEDS TO SEE I CAN

MAKE IT ON MY OWN.

Wendy: BUT DESPITE HER

FATHER'S OBJECTIONS, GRACE

RUNS OFF TO HOLLYWOOD

WITHOUT HER PARENTS'

BLESSING.

WE ARE GOING TO HAVE SO

MUCH FUN.

I CAN HARDLY WAIT.

Wendy: A.J. PLAYS THE

ROLE OF GRACE.

WHAT IS THE REAL CRISIS OF

FAITH THAT SHE HAS THAT

REALLY IS THE CRUX OF THE

MOVIE?

I THINK IT IS

DECISION-MAKING.

I THINK SHE GETS SO EXCITED

ABOUT WHAT THIS INDUSTRY

COULD BE FOR HER, THAT SHE

KIND OF WILL DO ANYTHING AT

A CERTAIN POINT.

AND SHE DOESN'T MAKE A BUNCH

OF HORRIBLE DECISIONS, BUT

SHE KIND OF GETS A LITTLE

CLOSE TO GOING A LITTLE TOO

FAR.

Wendy: THIS IS YOUR

FIRST BIG MAJOR FILM DEBUT

AS A MAJOR CHARACTER, HOW

EXCITED ARE YOU?

I'M REALLY EXCITED.

I'M EXCITED A LOT.

IT IS A BLESSING FOR ME

BECAUSE I DIDN'T THINK THIS

FILM WOULD GET THIS MUCH

EXCITEMENT.

ANNIE, THINK ABOUT WHAT

YOU'RE DOING.

RUNNING AWAY.

Reporter: ACTOR JAMES

DENTON PLAYS GRACE'S

PROTECTIVE FATHER, JOHNNIE.

Wendy: A LOT OF PEOPLE

WOULD KNOW YOU AS A GUY WHO

TOOK HIS SHIRT OFF ON

"DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES."

I THINK THEY MIGHT HAVE

KNOWN BECAUSE MY FIRST JOB

WOO A WAS AT A METHODIST

MINISTER.

THEY MIGHT HAVE KNOWN I

WOULD HAVE HAD THAT

BACKGROUND, THAT I WOULD

HAVE HAD A PRO A PROPENSITY

TOWARDS THIS.

Wendy: AND KEVIN

POLLICK PLAYS GRACE'S MUSIC

AGENT.

I THINK THE RELATIONSHIP

BETWEEN THE FATHER AND

DAUGHTER IS WELL-WRITTEN.

AND THE CHARACTER OF MOSSY

WAS OFFERING GENERAL

OPPORTUNITIES AND WASN'T

DEMONIZED BECAUSE HE WAS IN

SHOW BUSINESS.

WHICH I THOUGHT WAS

IMPORTANT TO EMPOWER GRACE'S

DECISION IN THE END.

Wendy: THE DIRECTOR

SAYS IN THE MOVIE, LIKE

PEOPLE IN REAL LIFE, GRACE

HAS TO DECIDE WHAT KIND OF

PERFORMER SHE IS GOING TO

BE.

GRACE IS REALLY LURED BY

FAME, LURED BY THE WORLD AND

SUCCESS AND MAKING A NAME

FOR HERSELF.

AND IN HER SPECIFIC STORY,

SHE REALLY HAS A CHANGE OF

HEART.

AND, YOU KNOW, COMES TO FIND

OUT THAT LIVING FOR FAMILY

AND FOR GOD IS A MUCH MORE

FULFILLING WAY TO LIVE FOR

GRACE.

* BRIGHT LIGHTS AND EMPTY

DREAMS *

Wendy: "GRACE

UNPLUGGED" OPENS IN THEATERS

ACROSS THE NATION ON

OCTOBER 4th.

PAT, I UNDERSTAND YOU

HAVE SEEN THE MOVIE.

IS IT A MUST-GO?

Pat: I THINK SO.

IT IS A VERY SWEET MOVIE.

IT IS NOT GOING TO GET ANY

ACADEMY AWARDS, BUT IT IS A

SWEET MOVIE.

IT IS BASICALLY THE STORY OF

THE PRODIGAL SON -- PRODIGAL

DAUGHTER IN THIS CASE.

AND IT IS EXACTLY -- YOU

KNOW, HE WENT OUT AND LEFT

THE FATHER'S HOUSE AND WOUND

UP WASTING HIS SUBSTANCE ON

RIOTOUS LIVING.

BUT IT IS A VERY SWEET

MOVIE, AND I THINK PEOPLE

WILL ENJOY SEEING IT.

AND I THINK WE SHOULD

SUPPORT FILMS THAT HAVE A

POSITIVE MORAL BASIS.

TED BARON OF THE FILM

COMMISSION IS VERY, VERY

HIGH ON THIS MOVIE.

I'M GLAD WENDY WAS ABLE TO

GO AND INTERVIEW THE STARS.

Terry: LOOK FORWARD TO

SEEING IT.

COMING UP, FIRST THE

GOVERNMENT SEIZED THEIR

CHILDREN, AND NOW THEY'VE

BEEN REUNITED, BUT THEY

HAVEN'T WON THEIR FIGHT TO

HOME-SCHOOL.

THIS IS A VICTORY FOR A

TOTALATARIAN REGIME THAT IS

BENT ON DICTATING TO PARENTS

WHAT THEY CAN AND CAN'T DO

IWITH THEIR CHILDREN

REGARDING EDUCATION.

Terry: FIND OUT WHAT IS

NEXT FOR

*

Pat: WELCOME BACK.

TERRY, GUESS WHAT THE BIG

EXPORT FROM GERMANY IS THESE

DAYS?

Terry: I HAVE NO IDEA.

Pat: I DIDN'T THINK YOU

DO.

[LAUGHTER]

Terry: I GUESS YOU

WOULDN'T HAVE ASKED ME IF

YOU THOUGHT I KNEW.

Pat: OLD PEOPLE.

ELDERLY, DEMENTIA TYPES,

HOSPITALIZED TYPES.

THEY'RE SENDING THEM TO

POLAND BECAUSE POLAND --

THE WHOLE IDEA IS GERMANY IS

GETTING OLDER, A LOT OLDER,

AND THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT TO

DO WITH ALL OF THEIR

ELDERING.

THIS IS GOING TO BE

HAPPENING ALL OVER THE

WORLD.

IT IS HAPPENING IN JAPAN.

IT IS HAPPENING IN GERMANY.

IT IS HAPPENING UNDOUBTEDLY

IN FRANCE.

Terry: WE'RE ALL

GETTING OLDER.

IS THAT A FINANCIAL THING?

OR THEY JUST DON'T WANT THE

RESPONSIBILITY.

Pat: IF YOU PROMISE ME

YOU WON'T GET ALZHEIMER'S OR

ONE OF THOSE OTHER DISEASES,

IT IS NO PROBLEM.

BUT PAST 70, 75 -- WHEN YOU

GET AS OLD AS I AM, YOU'RE

SUPPOSED TO HAVE ALL KINDS

OF TERRIBLE DISEASES.

FOR SOME REASON I DON'T HAVE

THEM YET.

I'VE OVERCOME THEM.

BUT A LOT OF PEOPLE, AS THEY

AGE, HAVE PROBLEMS.

AND THE CARE OF THESE

ELDERLY -- THE GERMANS ARE

SAYING WE CAN'T AFFORD IT.

LET'S SHIP THEM TO POLAND.

THE POLES SAY WE'LL GIVE

THEM LOVING CARE AND

BEAUTIFUL SURROUNDINGS, AND

YOU CAN DO IT FOR HALF

PRICE.

INTERESTING.

Terry: VERY

INTERESTING.

Pat: WELL, THE GERMANS

ARE NOT ONLY DOING THAT TO

THE ELDERLY, THEY'RE DOING

IT TO THE FAMILIES THAT ARE

TRYING TO TEACH THEIR

CHILDREN CERTAIN

PRINCIPLES.

WELL, THE GOOD NEWS ON THIS

CASE, THE GERMAN FAMILY

FINALLY HAS BEEN REUNITED

AFTER THEIR CHILDREN WERE

TAKEN AWAY TO STOP THE

PARENTS FROM EDUCATING THEM

AT HOME.

DALE HURD HAS THIS

DISTURBING REPORT ON THE

GERMAN GOVERNMENT'S

ACKDOWN ON

HOME-SCHOOLERS.

Reporter: ANOTHER

GERMAN HOME-SCHOOLING FAMILY

WAS RIPPED APART WHEN AN

ARMY OF GERMAN POLICE

OFFICERS AND SOCIAL WORKERS

SURROUNDED THE HOME OF THE

VONDERLICS A FEW WEEKS AGO,

AND TOOK AWAY THEIR

CHILDREN.

THEIR ONLY CRIME WAS

HOME-SCHOOLING.

AFTER AN INTERNATIONAL

OUTCRY, THE CHILDREN WERE

RETURNED.

BUT THIS WAS NOT A VICTORY

FOR HOME-SCHOOLING FOR

PARENTS' RIGHTS IN GERMANY.

BECAUSE THE FAMILY HAS BEEN

FORCED TO SEND THEIR

CHILDREN TO SCHOOL, AND THEY

STILL DO NOT HAVE CUSTODY.

MICHAEL DONNELLY WITH THE

HOME-SCHOOL LEGAL DEFENSE

ASSOCIATION.

THIS IS A VICTORY FOR A

TOTALATARIAN REGIME THAT IS

BENT ON DICTATING TO PARENTS

WHAT THEY CAN AND CAN'T DO

WITH THEIR CHILDREN

REGARDING THEIR EDUCATION.

Reporter: THE GERMAN

GOVERNMENT ACTS OBSESSED

WITH STAMPING OUT

HOME-SCHOOLING, BELIEVING IT

IS BOTH CHILD ABUSE AND SUB

SUBVERIVE.

THERE IS A NATIONWIDE SYSTEM

OF CHILD AND FAMILY AGENCIES

THAT HAS EXTRAORDINARY

POWER.

DOCUMENTS SHOW THAT THE

JUGENDAMT IS ALLOWED TO LIE

IN COURT AND IGNORE JUDGE'S

ORDERS.

NO GERMAN PARENT WANTS TO

RUN AFOUL OF THE JUGENDAMT

BECAUSE THEY CAN RUIN YOUR

PROBLEM.

Reporter: WHEN WE

FILMED THE FAMILY LAST YEAR,

THE CHILDREN WERE OBVIOUSLY

HAPPY AND WELL-ADJUSTED AND

LOVE THEIR PARENTS.

IF YOU COULD SEE THEM

BEFORE, THEY ARE SO JOYFUL.

THE CHILDREN HAVE A PARADISE

HERE.

IF YOU LOOK OUT IN OUR

GARDEN, AND SAY THEY CAN DO

THEIR INTERESTS AND THEY

HAVE A VERY HAPPY LIFE.

Reporter: BUT THE

JUGENDAMT HAS TAKEN PLENTY

OF HAPPY AND HEALTHY

CHILDREN, TOO.

THE ARBITRARY AND CAPRICIOUS

WAY THE JUG DAM MOVES

AGAINST GOOD FAMILIES HAVE

LED SOME TO BELIEVE THAT THE

SYSTEM AMOUNTS TO A CHILD

TRAFFICKING SITUATION, TO

MAKE SURE HOMES, SOCIAL

WORKERS, AND COURT-APPOINTED

EXPERTS GET PAID.

THERE IS A SYSTEM OF

SOCIAL WORKERS, OF TEACHERS,

OF PSYCHOTHERAPISTS, AND

THEY LIVE ON CHILDREN BEING

TAKEN OUT OF FAMILIES.

WE CALL IT INDUSTRY.

Reporter: COROLLA

CANERSH IS A PSYCHOLOGY WHO

HAS WORKED FOR THE

JUGENDAMT.

THEY ARE HOMES WITH EMPTY

BEDS THAT NEED CHILDREN.

AND THEY CALL AND SAY, DO

YOU HAVE A CHILD FOR US.

Reporter: DERK AND

PETRA BELIEVE IN THEIR CASE,

GOD INTERVENED AND TURNED

THE JUDGE'S HEART TO RETURN

THEIR CHILDREN.

BUT IT IS NOT AT ALL CLEAR

HOW LONG THEY WILL HAVE

THEM.

THEIR ATTORNEY...

IN A FEW MONTHS, THE

COURT WILL HAVE A LOOK ON

THE FAMILY AND THEN WILL

DECIDE WHAT WILL HAPPEN WITH

CUSTODY IN GENERAL.

Reporter: MIKE DONNELLY

SAYS THE INTERNATIONAL

COMMUNITY NEEDS TO PUT MORE

PRESSURE ON GERMANY TO

RESPECT HUMAN RIGHTS.

TODAY RUSSIA HAS MORE

EDUCATIONAL FREEDOM THAN

GERMANY.

WE ARE VERY CONCERNED

ABOUT GERMANY'S BEHAVIOR IN

THIS AREA.

WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO

PUT PRESSURE ON GERMANY TO

MAKE THEM CHANGE THE WAY

THEY TREAT PARENTS.

THEY'RE PERSECUTING PARENT

WHO CHOOSE TO EDUCATE THEIR

CHILDREN AT HOME, AND THEY

NEED TO TOP DOING THAT.

Reporter: BUT FOR NOW,

THE FAMILY'S CHILDREN ARE

JUST HAPPY TO BE HOME.

DALE HURD, CBN NEWS.

Pat: ANGELA MERKEL JUST

WON A STUNNING VICTORY IN

THE RECENT ELECTION, AND

GERMANY IS THE LEADER OF

EUROPE, THERE IS NO QUESTION

ABOUT IT.

THE GERMAN ECONOMY IS NUMBER

ONE, AND THE SOUTHERN

EUROPEAN STATES HAVE TO LOOK

TO GERMANY TO HELP BAIL THEM

OUT.

AND SO WE DO HOPE, IF THE

GERMANS ARE GOING TO BE

LEADERS, AND THEY OBVIOUSLY

ARE, THAT THEY WILL LEAD IN

HUMAN RIGHTS AS WELL.

AND THAT'S WHAT WE WOULD

CERTAINLY PRAY FOR.

TERRY?

Terry: UP NEXT, A MAN

WITH A DOUBLE IDENTITY, A

CHAMPION POWER-LIFTER, AND A

FORMER DRUG KINGPIN.

I SOLD MARIJUANA,

COCAINE, ECSTASY, STEROIDS.

WE HAD A BIG BURGLARY RING.

I WAS BAD TO THE BONE.

Terry: WATCH WHAT

HAPPENS WHEN THIS MAN COMES

FACE TO FACE WITH HIS OWN

MORALITY.

THAT'S NEXT.

VIEWN VIEWN

Pat: JONATHAN BERNAHER

HAS BEEN A HEAVY POWER

LIFTER FOR YEARS.

FIRST WHEN HE WAS MOVING

MAJOR DRUGS THROUGH LONG

ISLAND, AND LATER, WHEN HE

POWER-LIFTED HIS WAY TO A

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP.

JONATHAN THOUGHT NOTHING

COULD KNOCK HIM DOWN UNTIL

HE WAS HIT WITH A DEADLY

DIAGNOSIS.

Reporter: IN 2003,

JONATHAN WAS A NATIONAL

CHAMPION POWERLIFTER, AND

BEFORE THAT HE WAS ONE OF

THE BIGGEST DRUG DEALERS ON

LONG ISLAND.

MONEY, POWER, RESPECT, IS

WHAT MOTIVATED ME TO SELL

DRUGS.

THE WHOLE STREET MENTALITY.

Reporter: JONATHAN'S

PARENTS DIVORCED WHEN HE WAS

YOUNG, WHICH LEFT A GAPING

HOLE IN HIS HEART.

I REMEMBER THE DAY VERY

STRONGLY.

MY MOM AND DAD HAD BEEN

ARGUING, AND MY DAD HAD LEFT

THE HOUSE.

I WAS IN THE UTILITY ROOM

WITH MY DOG.

AND I WAS JUST CRYING AND

WEEPING.

HE DIDN'T COME BACK.

I HAD A RELATIONSHIP WITH

HIM, CONNECTED WITH HIM.

AND WITH HIM NOT IN THE

HOME, IT GREATLY AFFECTED

ME.

Reporter: OTHER KIDS

PICKED ON HIM BECAUSE HIS

FAMILY WAS POOR.

JONATHAN ENVIED THE NICER

TOYS AND CLOTHES OTHER KIDS

HAD.

SO HE DID SOMETHING ABOUT

IT.

I BROKE INTO NEIGHBORHOOD

HOMES, WHEN PEOPLE WERE OUT

FOR WORK, AND WE WOULD TAKE

SOME STUFF.

THAT MADE ME FEEL REAL

EMPOWERED.

AND THEN I STARTED SELLING

DRUGS.

Reporter: JONATHAN TOOK

AN INTEREST IN WEIGHTLIFTING

WHEN ME WAS 14.

HIS NEWFOUND STRENGTH GAVE

HIM CONFIDENCE.

THERE WAS A KID EN THE

NEIGHBORHOOD SINCE I WAS A

LITTLE BOY WHO USED TO PICK

ON ME.

WE WERE IN HIS FRONT YARD

AND HE WAS PICKING ON ME AND

ANOTHER GUY WAS THERE.

I WENT AFTER HIM AND THREW

HIM TO THE GROUND, AND

THAT'S WHEN THINGS STARTED

TO CHANGE, AS FAR AS ME

GETTING PICKED ON.

Reporter: HE ALSO

CONTINUED TO DEAL DRUGS.

HE DROPPED OUT OF HIGH

SCHOOL IN HIS SENIOR YEAR

AND BECAME ONE OF THE TOP

DRUG DEALERS ON THE ISLAND.

I SOLD MARIJUANA,

COCAINE, ECSTASY, STEROIDS.

WE HAD A BIG BURGLARY RING.

I FELT LIKE A MAN.

I FELT LIKE I HAD POWER AND

RESPECT.

Reporter: DURING THIS

TIME, JONATHAN'S MOTHER

BECAME A CHRISTIAN.

SHE TALKED TO HER SON ABOUT

JESUS, BUT NOTHING SHE SAID

OR DID COULD SWAY HIM.

SHE WOULD BRING US TO

CHURCH.

AND SHE CONTINUALLY WAS

POINTING US TO JESUS

CHRIST.

BUT AT THAT POINT IN MY

LIFE, I HAD NO DESIRE TO

TURN TO CHRIST.

I KNEW WHERE TO TURN.

I REFUSED TO TURN.

Reporter: WHILE STILL

IN HIS TEENS, JONATHAN WAS

ARRESTED FOR DEALING.

HE WASN'T SORRY FOR HIS

ACTIONS, BUT HE WAS SORRY

FOR DISAPPOINTING HIS

MOTHER.

MY UNCLE WAS A POLICE

OFFICER AND HE BROUGHT ME

HOME, AND MY MOM WAS JUST

WEEPING.

I FELT REMORSEFUL.

MAYBE A COUPLE OF WEEKS I

CLEANED UP MY ACT, BUT IT

JUST DIDN'T LAST.

Reporter: JONATHAN WAS

PUT ON PROBATION, BUT

INSTEAD OF GIVING UP HIS

DEALING, HE MADE A VOW NEVER

TO GET CAUGHT AGAIN.

HE KNEW WHAT HE WAS: WAS

DOING WAS WRONG, BUT HE

COULDN'T STOP.

I WAS, LIKE, IF I DIE,

I'M GOING TO HELL.

I'M GOING COMPLETELY AGAINST

GOD.

I'M A SINNER.

BUT AT THAT POINT IT WAS NOT

ENOUGH TO MAKE ME BEND AT

THE KNEE.

Reporter: MEANTIME,

JONATHAN CONTINUED

POWERLIFTING AND ENTERED

COMPETITIONS.

I GOT A MAGAZINE, AND IN

THE MAGAZINE, THERE WAS A

FELLOW NAMED MIKE HAUL HALL,

HALL, AND HE WAS THE

STRONGEST GUY, AND HE WAS A

CHRISTIAN.

HE IS SO STRONG AND HE LOVES

GOD.

Reporter: IT GAVE

JONATHAN A NEW PERSPECTIVE

OF CHRISTIANITY.

GOD WAS USING A SPORT

LIKE POWERLIFTING TO KEEP MY

HEART SOFT.

THERE WERE TIMES IN THE GYM

WHEN I WOULD CRY OR I WANTED

TO CRY BECAUSE I FELT LIKE

GOD WAS SAYING, I CREATED

YOU TO DO THIS FOR MY

GLORY.

Reporter: STILL, WASN'T

ENOUGH FOR JONATHAN TO

CHANGE.

BUT A LIFE-THREATENING

INJURY CAUSED HIM TO.

I STARTED DEVELOPING THIS

PAIN IN MY STOMACH.

AND I WENT TO THE HOSPITAL,

AND THEY DID ALL OF THIS

TESTING AND THEY DIAGNOSED

ME WITH PANCREATITIS.

Reporter: THE DIAGNOSIS

WAS NOT GOOD.

WHAT HAPPENS IS YOU'RE

WASTING AWAY.

AND AS YOU'RE WASTING AWAY,

IF YOU CAN'T GET THE PROPER

NUTRITION, YOU SUCCUMB TO

OTHER DISEASES.

Reporter: AFTER THE

DOCTORS EXAMINED JONATHAN,

HE BEGAN TO EXAMINE

HIMSELF.

EVERYTHING THAT I HELD SO

DEAR TO MYSELF, ALL OF THE

POWER AND RESPECT, IT WAS

ONCE SWEET IN MY MOUTH AND

IT STARTED BECOMING REAL

SOUR.

Reporter: NOW FACING

HIS OWN MORALITY, HE CAME TO

A TURNING POINT.

I WAS, LIKE, MY LIFE IS

OVER.

ITS DONE.

I'M GOING TO DIE OR I'M

GOING TO END UP THIS FRAIL,

MAMALNOURISHED GUY IN PAIN

THE REST OF MY LIFE.

IT WAS REALLY HEAVY ON MY

HEART.

I WENT UP TO THE ROOF OF THE

HOSPITAL, AND I REMEMBER

JUST PRAYING.

JESUS, I KNOW YOU'RE REAL.

AND IF I'M GOING TO DIE, AND

I HAVE TO LIVE FOR YOU, AND

I SURRENDERED MY LIFE.

Reporter: HE WAS

RELEASED FROM THE HOSPITAL

AND SENT HOME.

WHAT HAPPENED NEXT STUNNED

JONATHAN.

A FEW DAYS HAD PASSED,

AND I'M WAITING FOR THIS

TERRIBLE PAIN IN MY PANCREAS

TO COME BACK.

AND IT'S NOT COMING BACK.

WE WENT TO DINNER, AND I

LOOKED AT MY MOM, AND I

SAID, MOM, I THINK JESUS

HEALED ME OF MY

PANCREATITIS.

AND SHE SAID, SON, I THINK

HE DID.

Reporter: JONATHAN HAS

BEEN PAIN AND SYSTEM-FREE

FOR OVER 10 YEARS.

HE LATER MARRIED NICKY, AND

THEY LIVE WITH THEIR SON,

JOSIAH.

HE USES HIS PLATFORM TO TALK

TO PEOPLE ABOUT JESUS

CHRIST.

I WAS BAD TO THE BONE,

BUT I WAS HEALED.

I WAS GIVEN A NEW HEART WITH

NEW DESIRES.

GOD KNEW IT.

THE SPORT IS USED FOR HIS

GLORY.

IT EXCITES ME.

Pat: WE ARE FORMED FOR

THE GLORY OF GOD.

YOU SAY, WHY AM I HERE IN

THIS WORLD?

WHY AM I HERE?

THAT'S A LOT OF TEENAGERS

SAYING, WHO AM I?

WHY AM I HERE?

WHERE AM I GOING?

THESE ARE THE THREE

QUESTIONS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE,

PARTICULARLY.

AND JOHN THA JONATHAN HAD

THOSE QUESTIONS.

WHY?

AND NOW I'M GOING TO DIE.

I HAVE THE PANCREATITIS, AND

IT'S GOING TO WASTE ME AND I

WON'T HAVE ANYTHING LEFT.

BUT JESUS CHRIST IS ABLE TO

DO EXCEEDINGLY ABOVE ALL

THAT WE COULD ASK OR THINK.

AND HE REACHED DOWN AND

HEALED JONATHAN'S PANCREAS.

HE HEALED HIS SPIRIT, HE

HEALED EVERYTHING ABOUT

HIM.

HE LOVES YOU.

AND HE'LL REACH OUT TO YOU

IF YOU'LL LET HIM.

JUST OPEN YOUR HEART TO HIM

AND LET HIM TAKE OVER.

LET HIM TAKE OVER RIGHT

NOW.

AND FROM THIS MOMENT ON, YOU

CAN BELONG TO HIM.

I WANT TO PRAY FOR YOU RIGHT

NOW.

IF YOU WANT IT, I WANT TO

PRAY.

GOD, TOUCH PEOPLE NOW.

THESE WHO ARE SEARCHING,

THESE WHO ARE CONFUSED,

THESE WHO ARE DESPERATE,

TOUCH THEM, LORD, IN JESUS'

NAME.

THANK YOU, LORD.

HEAL THEM.

AMEN.

IF WE CAN HELP YOU, PLEASE

PICK UP THE PHONE AND CALL.

IT IS A TOLL-FREE NUMBER.

IF YOU NEED PRAYER, WE'RE

HERE FOR YOU.

IF YOU WANT TO FIND A CLOSER

WALK WITH THE LORD, SOME OF

THESE COUNSELLORS WILL TALK

TO YOU.

WE'RE HERE 24 HOURS A DAY.

1-800-759-0700.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, COMING UP

LATER, HE TIED THE NFL

RECORD FOR A 63-YARD FIELD

GOAL, BUT HE LOST MILLIONS

OF DOLLARS IN A PONSZI

SCHEME.

DAVID ACRES TALKS ABOUT THE

HIGHS AND THE LOWS OF HIS 15

YEARS PLAYING PRO FOOTBALL.

BUT, FIRST, WE'RE GOING TO

"BRING IT ON" WITH YOUR

E-MAIL.

MELINDA SAYS, "I READ OUR

BODY IS THE TEMPLE OF SIN?"

STAY TUNED FOR THAT ANSWER

AFTER THIS.

Wendy: AND WELCOME BACK

TO "THE 700 CLUB."

THE NEW JERSEY STATE

GOVERNMENT IS ASKING A JUDGE

TO DELAY IMPLEMENTING

ANOTHER JUDGE'S ORDER

ALLOWING GAY MARRIAGE IN NEW

JERSEY.

THE STATE GOVERNMENT SAYS IT

IS WRONG FOR A LOWER COURT

JUDGE TO REVERSE POLICY MADE

BY LAWMAKERS.

AND IT IS NOW TRYING TO STOP

ANY GAY MARRIAGES FROM BEING

PERFORMED WHILE THE APPEAL

IS CONSIDERED.

WELL, AMERICA HAS LOST ONE

OF THE KINGS OF THRILLER

NOVELS AND MOVIES, AUTHOR

TOM CLANCY DIED TUESDAY IN

BALTIMORE.

HE WAS BEST KNOWN FOR BOOKS

LIKE "THE HUNT FOR RED

OCTOBER," "PATRIOT GAMES."

THIS 25 NOVELS INCLUDED MORE

THAN 20 NUMBER ONE NOVELS.

A MILITARY OFFICIAL ONCE

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MATERIAL BECAUSE HIS BOOKS

WERE SO REAL.

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PAT AND TERRY WILL BE BACK

WITH MORE OF "THE 700 CLUB"

RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Terry: WELL, WE WANT TO

TAKE SOME TIME TO "BRING IT

ON" WITH YOUR E-MAIL

QUESTIONS.

PAT, THIS FIRST ONE IS FROM

MELINDA, WHO SAYS, "I READ

THAT OUR BODY IS THE TEMPLE

OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.

SO IS OVEREATING LOTS OF

JUNK FOOD A SIN?"

Pat: YES, I THINK IT

IS.

YOU KNOW, GOD SAID IF

ANYBODY DESTROYS MY TEMPLE,

GOD WILL DESTROY.

I DON'T KNOW IF HE IS

TALKING ABOUT THE CHURCH

PARTICULARLY, BUT

NEVERTHELESS, THIS IS A HOLY

VESSEL THAT WE HAVE, AND TO

MISUSE IT IS WRONG.

I THINK GLUTONY IS WRONG.

THEY USED TO HAVE THE SEVEN

DEADLY SINS, AND GLUTONY WAS

ONE OF THEM.

THEY USED TO HAVE THINGS

CALLED SALT SNACKS THAT WENT

ALONG WITH BEERS.

SO YOU WOULD EAT THESE

PRETZELS AND THEY WOULD MAKE

YOU WANT TO DRINK BEER.

SO THE COMPANIES BOUGHT THEM

TO GET THEM TO DRINK MERE

BEE MORE BEER BECAUSE IT

MADE THEM THIRSTY.

NOW THEY HAVE HIGH FRUCTOSE

CORN SYRUP AND OTHER THINGS

THAT CREATE A CRAVING.

IS IT WRONG?

I THINK IT IS WRONG TO ABUSE

YOUR BODY WITH NARCOTICS OR

ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, THESE

KINDS OF THINGS.

HE SAID, IS IT A SIN?

IF YOU BELIEVE IT IS A SIN,

IT'S A SIN.

Terry: PAT, TERRY SAYS,

"I'M LIVING WITH MY

EX-HUSBAND ON PAPER ONLY.

WE'VE BEEN TOGETHER FOR 14

YEARS, HOWEVER, AMONG OTHER

THINGS, HE HAS HAD NO

INTEREST IN INTIMACY FOR 13

YEARS.

THERE IS NO ATTRACTION

BETWEEN US, AND IT HAS

SIMPLY BE A, QUOTE,"ROOMMATE

RELATIONSHIP.

I HAVE READ THAT IT IS

ADULTERY IF A PERSON CHOOSES

TO REMARRY WHILE THEY ARE

STILL MARRIED.

HE IS NOT A CHRISTIAN, BUT I

AM.

IS IT WRONG IF I REMARRY OR

START SEEING SOMEBODY

ELSE?"

Pat: IT SOUNDS LIKE HE

HAS ALREADY LEFT YOU.

YOU HAVE AN UNBELIEVABLE

SPOUSE, AND THE QUESTION IS,

HAS HE DEPARTED.

OBVIOUSLY, HE HAS DEPARTED

FROM THE RELATIONSHIP.

Terry: CERTAINLY

EMOTIONALLY AND PHYSICALLY.

Pat: YES.

THERE IS NO SPIRITUAL OR

EMOTIONAL UNION.

SO IT SOUNDS LIKE TO ME HE

HAS DEPARTED THE MARRIAGE

AND YOU HAVE A RIGHT, UNDER

THOSE CIRCUMSTANCES, TO

SEVER THAT RELATION, AND

IT'S ALREADY SEVERED, AND

FIND ANOTHER ONE.

I WOULD THINK -- I DON'T SEE

WHY AFTER 13 YEARS OF

COMPANIONLESS RELATIONSHIP

YOU WOULD HAVE TO CONTINUE.

DO YOU AGREE?

Terry: I DO.

REALLY, THE RELATIONSHIP IS

OVER.

IT HAS BEEN OVER FOR 13

YEARS.

Pat: THAT'S RIGHT.

HE HAS DESERTED HER, IN

ESSENCE.

Terry: THIS IS MARCUS

WHO SAYS, "FOR A WHILE NOW,

I'VE BEEN PLANNING ON

PROPOSING TO MY GIRLFRIEND

OF TWO YEARS.

I KNOW SHE IS THE ONE GOD

HAS CHOSEN FOR ME, BUT HER

TEENAGED DAUGHTER IS DEAD

SET AGAINST ME OR ANY OTHER

MAN HAVING A RELATIONSHIP

WITH HER MOM.

I'M AFRAID TO HURT HER

DAUGHTER, BUT I THINK HER

MOM SHOULD GET TO HAVE A

LIFE, TOO.

AT THIS POINT, I'M TOO

AFRAID TO PROPOSE FOR FEAR

OF CAUSING FRICTION BETWEEN

A MOM AND DAUGHTER.

WHAT DO YOU ADVISE?"

Pat: IF THAT WOMAN

LOVES YOU AND YOU LOVE HER,

AND YOU WANT TO START A LIFE

TOGETHER, THE TEENAGED

DAUGHTER IS BEING

UNREASONABLY SELFISH.

SHE IS 13 NOW, BUT BY THE

TIME SHE GETS TO BE 18,

SHE'LL BE EMANCIPATED, AND

SHE'LL WANT TO HAVE A PLACE

OF HER OWN, AND SHE'LL WANT

TO BE MARRIED, AND MOTHER IS

GOING TO BE LEFT ALONE.

YOU CAN'T GIVE INTO SOMEBODY

WHO IS ARROGANT AND

SELFISH.

I THINK YOU SHOULD TALK

ABOUT IT AND DISCUSS IT

OPENLY, BUT IF THE MOTHER

REALLY LOVES YOU AND WANTS

TO GET MARRIED AND YOU WANT

TO GET MARRIED, BY ALL MEANS

PROPOSE AND GET MARRIED.

DON'T LET SOME TEENAGED

DAUGHTER DESTROY HER

MOTHER'S HAPPINESS.

Terry: IT SEEMS LIKE A

COUPLE, THEY SHOULD HAVE

TALKED THIS THROUGH.

Pat: APPARENTLY THEY

HAVEN'T, BUT DON'T WORRY

ABOUT BREAKING THE

RELATIONSHIP.

IF IT IS MORE THAN THAT, IT

IS AN UNHEALTHY

RELATIONSHIP.

IT SHOULD MOTHER AND

DAUGHTER.

Terry: THIS IS TINA WHO

SAYS, "I KNOW THAT FASTING

IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF OUR

CHRISTIAN WALK.

IT SEEMS THAT MOST OF THE

ACCOUNTS OF FASTING IN THE

BIBLE HAVE TO DO WITH

ABSTAINING FROM FOOD.

HOWEVER, I HAVE HEARD PEOPLE

DOING MEDIA FASTS, FASTING

FROM TV, Facebook, ETC.

ALTHOUGH THIS IS A GOOD

THING, IS IT TECHNICALLY

CONSIDERED FASTING?"

Pat: I THINK THE WHOLE

IDEA IS NOT TECHNICALITY;

IT'S WHAT YOU'RE DOING.

YOU'RE GIVING YOUR SPIRIT TO

GOD.

YOU THEREFORE ARE DENYING

YOUR SPIRIT, OR YOUR BODY,

THINGS THAT ARE NORMALLY

OKAY.

SO TO STOP LOOKING AT

TELEVISION, I THINK THAT

WOULD BE A VERY WORTHWHILE

FAST IN TODAY'S FAST.

PROBABLY BETTER THAN FASTING

FROM FOOD.

Terry: AND TALK A

LITTLE BIT ABOUT THAT

BECAUSE WHEN SOMEONE FASTS,

THERE IS SUPPOSED TO BE LIKE

A FOCUS SPIRITUALLY IN PLACE

OF THE THING THAT YOU'RE

GIVING UP.

NOT JUST THIS --

Pat: WELL, YOU'RE

FOCUSING ON THE LORD.

THE BIBLE SAYS I HAVE

AFFLICTED MY SOUL WITH

FASTING, AND SO THE

AFFLICTING THE SOUL HAD TO

DO WITH DEPRIVING YOURSELF

OF FOOD.

BUT IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE

FOOD.

DANIEL'S FAST WAS NO

PLEASANT BREAD.

THEY DIDN'T EAT ANY DESSERT

OR DRIN DRINK WINE.

I SEE NO REASON OF

RESTRAINING YOURSELF OR

REFRAINING CERTAIN THINGS

WHICH WOULD INFLICT YOUR

SOUL.

IF YOU DENY YOURSELF

TELEVISION AND YOUR

MISERABLE -- SO TURN TO THE

LORD AND LET HIM FILL THAT

EMPTINESS.

MARY SAYS, "GOD MADE THE

WORLD TO BE BEAUTIFUL AND

WONDERFUL.

DID HE NOT KNOW ADAM AND EVE

WERE GOING TO SIN BEFORE IT

ACTUALLY HAPPENED?"

Pat: I SUSPECT GOD KNEW

IT.

OF COURSE HE KNEW IT.

HE KNOWS THE END FROM THE

BEGINNING.

HE IS ALL-KNOWING AND

ALL-WISE.

BUT HE MADE MAN WITH FREE

WILL.

SO HE LET HIM MAKE A

CHOICE.

AND MAN CHOSE TO GO AGAINST

GOD AND BROUGHT DOWN A

TERRIBLE CURSE ON THE REST

OF US.

WE'RE STILL LIVING UNDER THE

CURSE OF ADAM.

SO GOD KNEW IT.

SO WHAT DID HE DO?

HE HAD A REMEDY FOR THAT.

AND THE REMEDY WAS TO SEND

HIS SON TO DIE AS THE SECOND

ADAM, AND TO DIE FOR YOU AND

ME AND TO DIE FOR FALLEN

HUMANITY.

SO GOD KNEW IT AND GOD

ALREADY PLANNED THE ANTEDOTE

FOR THE POISON THAT CAME IN

THROUGH ADAM AND EVE.

Terry: DONNA SAYS,

"I'VE BEEN MARRIED TO MY

HUSBAND SINCE 1978, WE HAD

HAD A LOT OF PROBLEMS THAT

LET TO A SEPARATION.

THERE IS A BIBLICAL REASON

FOR ME TO SEEK A DIVORCE,

BUT I HOLD FAST TO THE

PROMISE THAT THE LORD CAN

RENEW OUR MARRIAGE AND FIX

IT THE WAY HE INTENDED IT TO

BE.

WE HAVE A 4-YEAR-OLD SON

THAT TOOK US 10 YEARS TO

HAVE.

OUR PASTOR, FAMILY, AND

FRIENDS ALL THINK I'M SILLY

FOR WAITING FOR A

RECONCILIATION.

HOW LONG DO I WAIT BEFORE I

JUST GIVE UP ON MY

MARRIAGE?"

Pat: I CAN'T TELL YOU

HOW LONG YOU SHOULD WAIT

BECAUSE THE LORD WILL SHOW

YOU.

THE BIBLE SAYS GOD HATES

DIVORCE.

IN MALACHI IT IS TRANSLATED

TO "PUTTING AWAY."

I HATE DIVORCE BECAUSE OF

WHAT IT DOES TO PEOPLE.

IN YOUR CASE, YOU'VE BEEN

SEPARATED, AND I GUESS HE IS

CHEATING ON YOU -- YOU SAY

YOU HAVE BIBLICAL GROUNDS.

I THINK YOU'RE DOING A NOBLE

THING TO KEEP PRAYING.

BUT YOU DON'T HAVE TO WASTE

THE REST OF YOUR LIFE DOING

IT.

THERE SHOULD BE A TIME WHEN

DPOGOD SAYS HE IS NOT GOING

TO CHANGE AND I'LL GIVE YOU

LIBERTY.

DO YOU HAVE FREEDOM IN YOUR

SPIRIT TO GO INTO ANOTHER

RELATIONSHIP?

AND IF YOU DON'T, THEN

CONTINUE TO PRAY AND CRY OUT

TO GOD AND SEE IF GOD WON'T

DO A MIRACLE.

BUT I CAN'T TELL YOU WHAT

THAT TIME IS.

YOU'LL HAVE TO KNOW IN YOUR

OWN SPIRIT.

BUT THE HOLY SPIRIT WILL

SPEAK TO YOUR SPIRIT ABOUT

IT.

Terry: GOOD WORD.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR

QUESTIONS.

WE ALWAYS APPRECIATE HEARING

WHAT IS ON YOUR HEART.

PLACE KICKER DAVID ACRES HAS

BEEN A PANTHER, A REDSKIN,

AN EAGLE, AND A 49er, AND

NOW A LION.

HE HAS TIED FOR THE LONGEST

FIELD GOAL IN NFL HISTORY.

LAST SUNDAY HE KICKED FOUR

FIELD GOALS, HELPING THE

DETROIT LIONS LINES GIVE THE

UNDEFEATED CHICAGO BEARS

THEIR FIRST LOSS OF THE

SEASON.

THROUGHOUT HIS 15 YEARS

PLAYING PRO BALL, ACRES HAS

EXPERIENCED EXTREME HIGHS

AND LOWS BOTH ON THE FIELD

AND OFF.

TAKE A LOOK.

Reporter: ACRES HAS GOT

HIM.

MY FIRST KICKOFF IN A

REGULAR SEASON NFL GAME WENT

DOWN TO ABOUT THE 10-YARD

LINE.

NOT THAT GREAT OF A

DISTANCE, BUT A LOT OF HANG

TIME.

STEVE CATCHES IT, AND HE

HEADS RIGHT UP THE MIDDLE

AND CUTS IT OUT TO HIS RIGHT

AND HE IS GOING 90 YARDS FOR

A TOUCHDOWN ON MY FIRST

KICKOFF IN THE NFL.

IT IS LIKE, WELCOME.

Reporter: PLACE KICKER

DAVID ACRES' NFL DEBUT WITH

THE WASHINGTON REDSKINS ONLY

GOT WORSE.

PIE

I HAD A KICKOFF AND

MISSED TWO FIELD GOALS, OH,

AND I HAD TO DO AN ON-SIDE

KICK WE DID NOT GET.

NEEDLESS TO SAY, I WAS CUT

THE NEXT DAY.

Reporter: IN JUST ONE

GAME, IT SEEMED THAT DAVID'S

DREAM ENDED BEFORE IT EVEN

GOT STARTED.

BUT THEN HE GOT A SECOND

CHANCE.

HE WAS PICKED UP BY

PHILADELPHIA AND FOR THE

NEXT 11 YEARS WAS ON THE TOP

OF THE WORLD.

RACKING UP FIVE PRO BOWL

SELECTIONS.

HE WAS ALSO RAISING THREE

KIDS WITH HIS WIFE ERIKA,

AND GROWING IN HIS

RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.

LIFE WAS GOOD.

EVERYTHING IN OUR LIFE

WAS GOING PEACHY.

FINANCIALLY WE'RE DOING

GREAT.

OUR KIDS ARE HEALTHY, WE'RE

HAPPY.

I'VE GOT A GREAT CAREER

GOING ON.

I'VE GOT A LOVELY WIFE, OUR

MARRIAGE IS STRONG.

EVERYTHING IS WONDERFUL.

Reporter: BUT STORMS

WERE ON THE HORIZON.

AND DAVID WOULD FIND OUT HOW

MUCH HE NEEDED GOD.

IT STARTED IN 2009.

DAVID HAD BEEN PUTTING MONEY

AWAY INTO WHAT SEEMED TO BE

A SOLID INVESTMENT FOR

RETIREMENT.

I STARTED GETTING CALLS

AT THE PLACE WHERE I HAD MY

INVESTMENTS.

IT LOOKED LIKE THERE WAS

SOME ILLEGAL THINGS THAT

WERE GOING ON.

AND SO --

Reporter: DAVID HAD

FALLEN INTO A PONZI SCHEME

AND WAS ONE OF 300 PEOPLE

WHO WERE VICTIMIZED.

HE SAYS HE LOST CLOSE TO

$5 MILLION.

I'M FINALLY MAKING THE

DREAM TO PLAY IN THE NFL,

AND I HAVEN'T LIVED OUTSIDE

MY MEANS.

I DON'T HAVE THE FERRARIS,

AND ALL OF THE DIFFERENT

CARS AND BLOWN IT ON JEWELRY

OR WHATEVER.

NOW I WISH I WOULD HAVE.

SOMEBODY ELSE IS GETTING THE

CHANCE TO DO THAT, NOT ME.

SO IT WAS VERY, VERY

FRUSTRATING.

A WHY GOD MOMENT.

Reporter: STILL REELING

FROM THIS FINANCIAL WIPE

OUT, DAVID HAD A ROUGH START

TO THE 2010 SEASON.

BUT HIS WIFE GAVE HIM THE

ENCOURAGEMENT HE NEEDED.

MY WIFE WAS, LIKE, YOU

KNOW WHAT, HAVE SOME FAITH.

GOD IS GOING TO HOLD YOU

WITH THIS.

THIS IS GOOD.

YOU'RE GOING TO BE FINE.

Reporter: DAVID TOOK

THOSE WORDS TO HEART.

AND A WEEK LATER HAD THE

FIRST PERFECT GAME OF HIS

CAREER.

EVERY FIELD GOAL I MADE

WAS, LIKE, 40 SOMETHING

YARDS.

I HAD ALL TOUCHBACKS INTO

THE WIND.

I COME BACK THINKING MY WIFE

WOULD SAY, THAT'S THE WAY.

BUT SHE SAID, DON'T YOU EVER

NOT TRUST GOD.

Reporter: AND THEN HIS

6-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER, HAYLEY

WAS DIAGNOSED WITH A RARE

FORM OF CANCER AND HER LEFT

OVEOVARY HAD TO BE

REMOVED.

FROM THE TIME OF THE

SURGERY, I HAD TO PLAY A

GAME.

Reporter: AND NOT JUST

ANY GAME.

THE EAGLES PLAYED THE

PACKERS IN THE PLAYOFFS, A

TRIP TO THE SUPER BOWL ON

THE LINE.

DAVID'S CONCERN FOR HIS

DAUGHTER CLOUDED HIS

PERFORMANCE.

I HAD A HORRIBLE GAME.

I MISSED TWO KICKS.

MY WIFE SAID I WAS NEVER

MENTALLY THERE.

I ALWAYS FELT LIKE I COULD

PUT STUFF AWAY.

MAYBE I DIDN'T ON THAT DAY.

WE LOST BY FIVE POINTS.

I MISSED TWO FIELD GOALS.

AS ANDY REID SAID, YOU DO

THE MATH.

Reporter: LATER THAT

YEAR, DAVID LEFT THE EAGLES,

BUT THINGS STARTED LOOKING

UP.

BY NOW HIS DAUGHTER HAD

COMPLETELY RECOVERED, AND HE

GOT PICKED UP

BY THE

49ers.

HE HAD A GREAT SEASON AND

EVEN TIED THE NFL RECORD

WHEN HE KICKED A 63-YARD

FIELD

GOAL.

IT'S ON THE CROSS BAR AND

THROUGH, 63 YARDS FROM DAVID

ACRES!

Reporter: BUT MORE

STORMS WERE ON THE WAY.

I FELT LIKE I'M JUST

NEVER GETTING OUT OF ONE.

THE SUN MIGHT PEEK AND THEN

THUNDER AND LIGHTNING

AGAIN.

TO SAY MY FAITH WAS

CHALLENGED WOULD BE PUTTING

IT LIGHTLY.

Reporter: THE FOLLOWING

SEASON DAVID HAD DOUBLE

HERNIA SURGERY, AND HIS

PERFORMANCE SUFFERED.

I WAS A MESS.

THEY BROUGHT GUYS IN TO

COMPETE IN THE PLAYOFFS.

IT WAS, LIKE, WHAT'S GOING

ON HERE, YOU KNOW?

AND TO ME THE BIGGEST HURT

WAS HURTING MY TEAM, YOU

KNOW, LETTING THEM DOWN.

Reporter: BUT THE TEAM

DID MAKE IT TO THE SUPER

BOWL.

AND DAVID PULLED IT

TOGETHER, MAKING ALL THREE

OF HIS FIELD GOAL ATTEMPTS.

STILL, SAN FRANCISCO LOST

28-23.

I CAN TELL YOU AT THE END

OF THE SUPER BOWL, I CRIED

BECAUSE I THINK THE WHOLE

EMOTION OF THE YEAR CAME

DOWN ON ME.

Reporter: ONCE AGAIN,

HE WAS RELEASED, AND SINCE

THEN HAS SIGNED WITH

DETROIT.

DAVID SAYS THAT OVER THE

YEARS, HE HAS LEARNED TO

TRUST THAT GOD WILL GUIDE

HIM THROUGH LIFE'S STORMS,

BUT ADMITS IT IS STILL

TOUGH.

I'D READ ROMANS 5, 3-5,

TALKING ABOUT REJOICE IN THE

TRIALS, IN THE SUFFERING.

WHO REJOICES IN TRIALS AND

SUFFERINGS?

IT IS BRUTAL.

Reporter: HISTORY SITS

THE NEXT VERSE IN ROMANS 5

THAT IS THE KICKER.

BECAUSE THROUGH THAT IS

THE PERSEVERANCE, ANDCAN

MAKE THAT SAME UNDERSTANDING

IN MY FOOTBALL LIFE.

BECAUSE WITHOUT

PERSEVERANCE, THREE TIMES

GETTING CUT AND NOW FOUR

TIMES, IF YOU DON'T

PERSEVERE AND GET THROUGH

THAT, YOU DON'T HAVE A

REFINING PERIOD.

AND THE REFINING PERIOD IS

DEVELOPING YOUR CHARACTER.

AND IT IS THROUGH GOD AND

HOPE THROUGH JESUS, THAT

GIVES US THAT.

THE GRACE THAT YOU CAN FALL

BACK ON.

Terry: WHY DAVID ACRES'

STORY IS SUCH A TERRIFIC ONE

FOR ALL OF US BECAUSE THAT'S

REALLY LIFE.

IT IS NOT ABOUT THE

VICTORIES.

Pat: IT IS.

THROUGH MANY TRIALS AND

PRESSURES WE ENTER INTO THE

KINGDOM OF GOD.

MY GOODNESS, LOSING ALL OF

HIS MONEY --

Terry: AND HAVING FIVE

DIFFERENT TEAMS.

Pat: IT SOUNDS LIKE HE

OUGHT TO BE ON ANIMAL SHOW,

PANTHERS AND TIGERS AND

EAGLES.

Terry: BUT HE

FOUND THE

SECRET, WHICH IS TO HOLD ON

TO FAITH AND LOOK TO

CHRIST.

Pat: HE IS AN

INSPIRATION TO ALL OF US.

PEOPLE CAN UNDERSTAND YOUR

HEART ATTACKS AND PAIN.

THEY DON'T UNDERSTAND YOUR

VICTORIES BECAUSE VERY FEW

PEOPLE HAVE THEM.

BUT THEY CAN UNDERSTAND YOUR

TRIALS

AND TRIBULATIONS.

DAVID, GOD BLESS YOU,

BROTHER.

Terry: UP NEXT, AN F-5

TORNADO DESTROYED EVERYTHING

THEY OWNED AND STOLE THE

LIFE OF THEIR 9-YEAR-OLD

SON.

STAY TUNED TO SEE HOW THIS

FAMILY WAS HELPED ON THEIR

JOURNEY TO HEALING.

Pat: DANNY AND ROSS LEG

AND TWO OF THEIR CHILDREN

ARE TORNADO SURVIVORS.

BUT THEIR 9-YEAR-OLD SON,

CHRISTOPHER, DIED IN THAT

TERRIBLE STORM.

HE WAS SAVING A FRIEND.

AND THIS IS THE STORY OF THE

ROSS FAMILY'S STRUGGLE TO

REBUILD THEIR LIVES WITH THE

HELP, I MIGHT ADD.

ADD, OF PEOPLE LIKE YOU.

Reporter: WHEN AN F-5

TORNADO RIPPED THROUGH

MOORE, OKLAHOMA, IN

MAY 2013, IT SEEMED TO TAKE

EVERYTHING PRECIOUS FROM

ROSS AND DANNY LEG.

THEIR HOME AND CARS WERE

DESTROYED AND ALL OF THEIR

BELONGINGS LOST.

THEIR 9-YEAR-OLD SON,

CHRISTOPHER, WAS KILLED,

ALONG WITH SIX ANOTHER

STUDENTS AT PLAZA TOWERS

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

HE ACTUALLY CHOSE TO GO

DOWN THE HALL AND SIT BY A

FRIEND THAT WAS CRYING.

HE WAS ALWAYS A GIVING

CHILD, VERY BRAVE.

AND HE DID WHAT WAS RIGHT.

HE ACTUALLY ENDED UP SAVING

THE LITTLE GIRL THAT WAS

SITTING BESIDE HIM.

EMOTIONALLY FOR US, IT

HAS BEEN JUST OVERWHELMING

GRIEF, ANGER, FRUSTRATION.

Reporter: AFTER THE

TRAGEDY, "OPERATION

BLESSING" CONNECTED WITH

DANNY AND ROSS AND THEIR TWO

SURVIVING CHILDREN.

OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL

MONTHS, THEY HELPED MEET

THEIR BASIC NEEDS, LIKE

GROCERIES AND ITEMS FOR

THEIR HOME.

THEY OFFERED SPIRITUAL

ENCOURAGEMENT AS WELL.

WHEN "OPERATION BLESSING"

SHOWED UP, THEY WERE, LIKE,

HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?

HOW CAN WE SERVE YOU?

THIS IS SUCH A GREAT

OPPORTUNITY TO MEET SOME OF

THE FAMILIES THAT WERE

AFFECTED, BUT ALSO TO DO

SOMETHING THAT MAKES A

DIFFERENCE IN THE

COMMUNITY.

Reporter: ALSO, AFTER

THE SCHOOL REMOVED THE

ORIGINAL MEMORIAL FOR NEW

CONSTRUCTION, "OPERATION

BLESSING" SURPRISED THE

FAMILY BY BUILDING A

MEMORIAL GARDEN FOR

CHRISTOPHER RIGHT IN THE

BACKYARD OF THEIR NEW HOME.

WOW!

THEY WOULD SHOW UP ON MY

DOORSTEP, AND IF NOTHING

ELSE, JUST GIVE ME A HUG AND

TELL ME IT'S GOING TO BE

OKAY.

AND WHERE I MISS MY SON SO

MUCH, THAT THEY WOULD MISS

HIM WITH ME.

BECAUSE THERE IS SOMEONE

WHO HAS GOT A STRONG FAITH,

A STRONG COMMITMENT TO HELP

US, TO BE OF SERVICE TO EVEN

WHERE EVEN THE SMALLEST

THING CAN MEAN THE BIGGEST

DIFFERENCE.

Pat: THEY LOST

EVERYTHING, BUT THEY DIDN'T

LOSE THE LORD, AND THEY

DIDN'T LOSE THEIR FRIENDS.

AND YOU WERE THEIR FRIEND.

AND "OPERATION BLESSING" WAS

THERE TO ACTUALLY REBUILD

THEIR HOME.

Terry: YOU KNOW, IN

THESE TRAGEDIES WE SEE

"OPERATION BLESSING" STEP

INTO, AND YOU AS PARTNERS,

IT IS THE ALONENESS THAT

PEOPLE FEEL IN THAT TRAGEDY

AND THAT LOSS, AND TO KNOW

THEY'RE NOT ALONE AND TO

FEEL HOPE AGAIN.

Pat: IT MAKES A HUGE,

HUGE DIFFERENCE.

FOLKS, I WANT TO GIVE YOU

THIS.

I WANT YOU TO HAVE IT.

IT IS CALLED "HOW SHALL WE

NOW LIVE?"

SOME ANSWERS TO THE KEY

QUESTIONS OF LIFE.

IT IS A D.V.D.

SCOTT ROSS AND I WERE

TALKING TOGETHER, CHATTING

ABOUT THINGS, AND I THINK

YOU WILL LIKE IT.

WHEN YOU JOIN "THE 700

CLUB," 65 CENTS A DAY, YOU

CAN RECEIVE THIS.

WE'RE GOING TO SEND IT TO

YOU.

MORE THAN ANYTHING, WE WANT

YOU TO BE PART OF AN ARMY OF

COMPASSION THAT IS REACHING

PEOPLE ALL AROUND THE

WORLD.

ONE PERSON AT A TIME.

WELL, TOMORROW YOU'RE GOING

TO MEET THE P.I. TEAM THAT

IS RESCUING VICTIMS OF SEX

TRAFFICKING IN THE CITY OF

CHICAGO.

TODAY WE LEAVE YOU WITH

THESE WORDS FROM THE PSALMS,

34: "THE LORD IS CLOSE TO

THE BROKEN-HEARTED AND SAVES

THOSE WHO ARE CRUSHED IN

SPIRIT."

WELL, FOR TERRY AND WENDY

AND ALL OF US, THIS IS PAT

ROBERTSON, AND I WILL SEE

YOU TOMORROW.

BYE-BYE.

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