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700 Club Interactive: How to End Human Trafficking - Oct. 29, 2013

Hear the latest statistics on human trafficking and what the church can do to help. Read Transcript


Gordon: A HORRIFYING

INDUSTRY THAT HIDES IN

AMERICA'S BIGGEST CITIES.

I REALIZE IF THE CHURCH

IS SILENT, WE'RE GOING TO

LOSE MORE YOUNG PEOPLE.

WE MUST BE PROACTIVE, AND WE

MUST ENGAGE.

Gordon: HOW YOU CAN

HELP END HUMAN TRAFFICKING

ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

ON "700 CLUB INTERACTIVE,"

WE USE TECHNOLOGY TO PRAY

FOR EACH OTHER AND EXPLORE

TOPICS THAT MATTER TO YOU.

WATCH WHAT GOD IS DOING IN

THE WORLD TODAY.

Gordon: WELCOME TO THE

SHOW.

IT IS AN INDUSTRY THAT

GENERATES $32 BILLION A YEAR

WORLDWIDE.

BY PREYING ON SOME OF THE

WORLD'S MOST VULNERABLE

PEOPLE.

AND HERE IN THE U.S., WE ARE

NOT IMMUNE.

Terry: HUMAN

TRAFFICKING IS ONE OF THE

FASTEST GROWING CRIMES IN

AMERICA.

IN CHICAGO, POLICE REALIZE

THEY CAN'T FIGHT THIS

PROBLEM ALONE.

SO AS EPHRAIM GRAHAM

REPORTS, THEY'RE GETTING

HELP.

Reporter: CHICAGO'S

BEAUTY ATTRACTS MORE THAN

40 MILLION VISITORS A YEAR.

THE CITY OFFERS MORE THAN

200 THEATERS, A MAGNIFICENT

MILE OF HIGH-END SHOPS, AND

26 MILES OF LAKEFRONT.

BUT THAT BUSYNESS AND BEAUTY

ALSO BRINGS AN UGLY SIDE TO

THE BIG CITY.

WE HAVE OFFICERS THAT

REALLY CARE.

Reporter: CHICAGO

POLICE ARE WORKING TO SOLVE

MORE THAN 220 MISSING

PERSONS CASES, AND A GROWING

NUMBER OF THOSE ARE

CHILDREN, BEING TRAFFICKED

FOR SEX.

IT JUST GETS TO ME

SOMETIMES -- NOT SOMETIMES,

ALL OF THE TIME.

TRYING TO RESCUE THESE KIDS,

AND THE CONDITIONS THAT

THEY'RE IN.

DEHYDRATED, YOU CAN SEE

THEIR RIBS.

JUST STANDING THERE, NO

SHOES.

EYES BLOODSHOT RED.

Reporter: FIGHTING THIS

CRIME WAVE TAKES MORE THAN A

GUN AND A UNIFORM.

YOU NEED STREET

PERSPECTIVE.

THAT'S WHERE COMMUNITY

ACTIVIST ANDREW HOLMES AND

FORMER COP CARLOS RODRIGUEZ

COME IN.

WHEN WE'RE ON THE STREET

WORKING SIDE BY SIDE WITH

THE CHICAGO POLICE

DEPARTMENT, PROVIDING THEM

WITH INFORMATION, THEY KNOW

THERE ARE CHILDREN

INVOLVED.

A POLICE OFFICER WILL TAKE A

LOT OF CALLS, BUT WHEN IT'S

A CHILD, THAT'S A SORE SPOT

FOR ANY POLICE OFFICER.

Reporter: BOTH NOW WORK

AS PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS

WITH MORRISON SECURITY.

SHE FITS THE PHYSICAL

DESCRIPTION OF A 14-YEAR-OLD

THAT MIGHT BE MISSING OUT

THERE.

Reporter: AND THEY LEAD

THE FIRM'S VOLUNTEER EFFORT

TO RESCUE VICTIMS OF SEX

TRAFFICKING.

CARLLO CARLOS AND ANDREW

HOLMES, THEY'RE THE ROCK

STARS.

Reporter: HE OWNS THE

BUSINESS AND DOESN'T CHARGE

VICTIMS' FAMILIES FOR THE

SEARCH-AND-RESCUE.

WE SEEM TO HAVE BEEN

CALLED TO THIS.

PEOPLE SAY, WHY DO YOU DO

THIS?

MY RESPONSE HAS ALWAYS BEEN,

IF WE DON'T DO IT, WHO IS

GOING TO DO IT.

WE HAVE A PHONE CENTER,

AND IT IS

1-800-YOU-TELL-US.

AND A LOT OF PEOPLE CALL US

BECAUSE THEY DON'T WANT TO

CALL THE POLICE BECAUSE

THEY'RE AFRAID.

WERE YOU ABLE TO RUN THAT

THROUGH OUR PHOTO

RECOGNITION?

Reporter: THEY TAKE A

CALL ABOUT A MISSING

16-YEAR-OLD AFTER TALKING TO

POLICE.

WE FIGURED WE WOULD TRY

TO TAKE THIS GUY DOWN AND

RESCUE THESE KIDS FIRST.

Reporter: AND SCOURING

ONLINE SEX ADS.

SHE WAS ON THIS MORNING.

IF YOU LOOK AT THE PICTURES

OF HER, HER BODY IS NOT EVEN

DEVELOPED YET.

Reporter: THEY FOLLOW A

LEAD TO A NEARBY HOTEL.

HAVE YOU SEEN THIS

GENTLEMAN COMING IN HERE

LATE AT NIGHT OR LATE IN THE

EVENING TIME?

WHEN SOMEBODY CALLS US

AND SAYS MY CHILD IS

MISSING, WE CAN'T GO, OKAY,

WE'LL GET BACK TO YOU

TOMORROW.

WE HAVE TO DROP WHATEVER

WE'RE DOING AND ADDRESS IT

IMMEDIATELY.

Reporter: ONE DAY AFTER

RECEIVING THAT CALL, CARLOS

AND ANDREW TRACK DOWN THE

MISSING GIRL.

AT AN ABANDONED HOUSE ON THE

CITY'S SOUTH I SIDE.

THIS IS WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE,

INSIDE WHAT IS KNOWN AS A

TRAP HOUSE.

THERE IS A BED BACK

HERE.

THIS IS WHERE THEY SLEEP AT

AT NIGHT.

IT NEVER GETS OLD BECAUSE

THERE IS ALWAYS ANOTHER

ONE.

BUT TO DELIVER HER

HAND-IN-HAND TO HER FAMILY,

OH, IT MEANS SO MUCH TO ME.

IT MEANS GLORY TO ME.

MY PRAYERS HAVE BEEN

ANSWERED.

Reporter: AN ANDREW

REUNITES THIS VICTIM WITH

HER UNCLE.

I FEEL SO BLESSED RIGHT

NOW.

MY DAUGHTER JUST GRADUATED

YESTERDAY, AND JUST TO FIND

HER IS ANOTHER BLESSING IN

ITSELF.

Reporter: THIS DAY'S

HAPPY ENDING BECOMES THE

LATEST OF MORE THAN 85

RESCUES PERFORMED BY THIS

SECURITY FIRM.

OUR FIRST MISSION IS TO

RESCUE THESE CHILDREN FROM

OFF THE STREETS, AND GET

THEM BACK TO THEIR FAMILIES

OR INTO AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE

THEY HAVE SAFETY.

OUR SECOND MISSION IS TO

EDUCATE.

ALL OF THIS IS PRIVATE.

THIS IS ALL LIMITS.

Reporter: JUST HOURS

LATER, ANDREW HEADS AGAIN TO

THE CITY'S SOUTH SIDE, THIS

TIME WARNING CHILDREN AT THE

SOUTH SIDE WORSHIP CENTER

ABOUT THE DANGER.

WE HAD NO IDEA IT WAS

HAPPENING RIGHT HERE.

HAD NO IDEA.

Reporter: THE CHURCH'S

PASTOR, TITUS LEE, MAKES IT

HIS MISSION TO TEACH THE

CHILDREN AND ADULTS IN HIS

CONGREGATION.

HE EVEN TURNED A WEDNESDAY

NIGHT BIBLE STUDY INTO A

WORKSHIP OF SEX

TRAFFICKING.

I REALIZE IF THE CHURCH

IS SILENT, WE'RE GOING TO

LOSE MORE YOUNG PEOPLE.

WE MUST BE VOCAL.

WE MUST BE PRO-ACTIVE, AND

WE MUST ENGAGE.

Reporter: THE PASTOR

AND FATHER OF YOUNG

DAUGHTERS SAYS HIS EYES ARE

CERTAINLY MORE WATCHFUL.

WHEN I LOOK AT A GIRL

WALKING ALONE NOW WITH HER

HEAD DOWN, I WONDER, IS SHE

ONE?

WHERE IS HER HOME?

IS SHE OUT HERE WANDERING,

OR WHERE IS SHE GOING?

IS SHE UNDER SOMEONE ELSE'S'

CONTROL?

OR IS SHE HEADED THAT WAY

WITHOUT INTERVENTION?

WHEN YOU SEE THEM ON THEIR

CELL PHONES SCROLLING DOWN,

WHO ARE THEY COMMUNICATING

WITH?

THEY ARE VICTIMS AND

PROBABLY VICTIMIZERS,

PROBABLY RIGHT IN THE

COMMUNITY.

Reporter: AND WHILE

MORRISON SECURITY HAS

RESCUED SEVERAL VICTIMS IN

HIS CHURCH'S NEIGHBOURHOOD,

MANY POTENTIAL TARGETS

REMAIN ACROSS THE CITY.

THEY COVER THE WHOLE

SPECTRUM FROM "A" TO "Z" AS

FAR AS BACKGROUND.

SOME EDUCATED, SOME NOT

EDUCATED.

WE EVEN HAVE LAW ENFORCEMENT

PERSONNEL.

Reporter: HUMAN

TRAFFICKING IS A SPEEDING

TRAIN, MOVING FASTER THAN

EVEN POLICE CAN TRACK.

AND THEY SAY ITS PROFIT

ENGINE COULD SOON OVERTAKE

THE DRUG TRADE.

EEPHRAIM GRAHAM, CBN NEWS,

CHICAGO.

Gordon: THIS IS

OBVIOUSLY A GROWING PROBLEM,

AND IT IS WORLDWIDE.

TERRY, TELL US ABOUT "SET

FREE NOW."

WHAT ARE YOU TRYING TO DO TO

STOP THIS?

Terry: WELL, YOU KNOW

THERE IS PLENTY OF AWARENESS

IN THE WORLD TODAY.

WE SEE MANY, MANY

ORGANIZATIONS, AND

GRATEFULLY SO, ARE KEEPING

US ALL AWARE OF HOW TRAGIC

THIS SCENARIO IS, NOT JUST

AROUND THE WORLD, BUT HERE

IN THE UNITED STATES.

WE'RE COMBINING THE EFFORTS

OF ALL OF THE MINISTRIES ON

CAMPUS HERE.

CBN NEWS INTERNATIONAL,

"OPERATION BLESSING," AND

"ORPHANS' PROMISE," IN

COOPERATION WITH REGENT

UNIVERSITY, AND WE HAVE A

CAMPAIGN CALLED NIGHT SET

"SET FREE NOW."

AND WE HAVE PROJECTS AROUND

THE WORLD, OR DOMESTICALLY,

WHERE WE'RE HELPING KIDS WHO

HAVE BEEN TRAFFICKED TO HAVE

HEALING AND WHOLENESS.

IN OTHER COUNTRIES,

SOMETIMES YOU CAN'T GO BACK

HOME AFTER SOMETHING LIKE

THAT HAS HAPPENED TO YOU.

AND RIGHT NOW WE'RE HEADING

TO BRAZIL WITH FULL STEAM

AHEAD BECAUSE OF THE WORLD

CUP HAPPENING.

AND WE'RE WORKING WITH THE

CHURCHES IN BRAZIL, THE

GOVERNMENT IN BRAZIL, AND

CORPORATIONS IN BRAZIL, AND

HEAD OFF THOSE WHO MIGHT BE

COMING FOR THE WRONG REASON

TO THE COUNTRY.

Gordon: WHY DO

TRAFFICKERS TEND TO

CONGREGATE AROUND THESE

KINDS OF BIG SPORTING

EVENTS?

Terry: FIRST OF ALL, I

THINK THERE IS A DISTRACTION

TO WHAT THEY ARE DOING.

THERE IS SOMETHING ELSE

HAPPENING.

AND, SECOND, THERE ARE A

LOT -- IN MANY OF THESE

COUNTRIES, THERE ARE A LOT

OF VULNERABLE CHILDREN.

YOU KNOW, KIDS WHO ARE

AVAILABLE AND OUT ON THE

STREETS BECAUSE THEY DON'T

HAVE A SYSTEM THAT FUNCTIONS

FOR KIDS WHO ARE LIKE THAT.

SOMETIMES IT IS KIDS WHO ARE

IN SMALL VILLAGES OR REMOTE

AREAS.

AND THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO ARE

THE PERPETRATORS BEHIND

THIS.

I'M NOT TALKING ABOUT THE

JOHNS WHO BUY THE SERVICES.

I'M TALKING ABOUT THOSE WHO

MAKE MONEY, THE PIMPS, THE

PEOPLE WHO ARE HEADS OF IT.

AND SO WE'RE HOPING TO SORT

OF STEER THAT OFF.

WE HAVE SEEN IT HAPPEN IN

UKRAINE.

LAST YEAR WE DID THIS WITH

SOME SOCCER TEAMS THERE.

OUR OFFICE IN UKRAINE WAS

VERY INVOLVED.

WE HAD FLIERS OUT.

WE HAD PEOPLE WHO WERE BEING

GREETED AT THE AIRPORT WITH

INFORMATION, AND HOTELS ALL

HAD INFORMATION OUT.

AND IT WAS SAYING, WE'RE

WATCHING.

WE'RE LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO

ARE DOING THIS.

COME HERE AND ENJOY THE

GAMES, BUT DON'T COME HERE

FOR ANYTHING ELSE.

SO WE HOPE TO BE VERY ACTIVE

IN ALL OF THIS.

I KNOW DOWN IN MEXICO,

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS

DOING A LOT OF GREAT WORK

THERE.

WE'RE WORKING IN THAILAND

WITH A NUMBER OF HEALING

PLACES, SO WE CONTINUE TO

EXPAND OUR EFFORTS AS WE'RE

ABLE.

BOTH "OPERATION BLESSING"

AND "ORPHANS' PROMISE" HAS A

PAGE ON THEIR WEBSITE THAT

PEOPLE CAN GO TO IF THEY

WANT MORE INFORMATION.

Gordon: IF YOU WANT

MORE INFORMATION, GO TO

THOSE WEBSITES.

IF YOU WANT TO HELP

FINANCIALLY TO STOP SEX

TRAFFICKING, WE HAVE A

SPECIAL DESIGNATED FUND

WHERE ALL OF IT GOES TO THAT

WORK.

IT IS CALLED "SET FREE

NOW."

SO IF YOU WANT TO CONTRIBUTE

TO THAT, ALL HAVE YOU TO DO

IS CALL US.

THE NUMBER IS TOLL-FREE.

1-888-777-1999.

AND JUST SAY, I WANT TO GIVE

TO "SET FREE NOW."

IF YOU WANT TO DONATE BY

CHECK, JUST WRITE "SET FREE

NOW" IN THE MEMO LINE.

THERE IS ALSO A PLACE ON THE

DONATION PAGE ON cbn.com

WHERE YOU CAN DESIGNATE YOUR

GIFT TO "SET FREE NOW."

STILL AHEAD, SEE HOW VIEWERS

LIKE YOU ARE WORKING TO END

SEX TRAFFICKING IN THE HOLY

LAND, RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Terry: IT MAY BE HARD

TO BELIEVE, BUT THERE ARE 20

TO 30 MILLION SLAVES

WORLDWIDE.

EVEN IF SOMEONE IS LUCKY

ENOUGH TO ESCAPE, THEY HAVE

NO MONEY.

THEY HAVE NO IDENTITY.

AND WITHOUT THAT, MANY LOSE

THEIR CHILDREN, TOO.

*

SO MANY PEOPLE, THEY'RE

UNWILLING TO GO TO THE

PROSTITUTER BECAUSE THEY'RE

AFRAID OF WHAT THE ISSUES

ARE.

IT IS KEY THAT "OPERATION

BLESSING" IS A PART OF THIS

PROJECT.

AND WORKING WITH ONE OF THE

TOP-NOTCH PEOPLE HERE IN

ISRAEL, HER ORGANIZATION IS

A HOT LINE WHERE THE WOMEN

COME THROUGH TO RITA, AND

SHE STARTS TO DEAL WITH

THEIR ISSUES.

SHE HAS ACTUALLY WON SEVERAL

AWARDS, NOT ONLY FROM THE

U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT, BUT

ALSO FROM THE PRESIDENT HERE

IN ISRAEL.

SHE WORKS WITH ALL OF THE

DIFFERENT LEVELS OF

GOVERNMENT.

SHE HAS CHANGED LAWS IN

THIS LAND.

SHE HAS BEEN THROUGH COURT

TO COME AGAINST THE

TRAFFICKERS THAT ARE

BRINGING PEOPLE INTO

ISRAEL.

WHEN YOU'RE TRAFFICKED, ALL

OF YOUR IDENTITY IS STRIPPED

AWAY.

SO YOU'RE UNDER THE CONTROL

OF THE TRAFFICKER.

THROUGH RITA'S ORGANIZATION,

WITH THE HELP OF OP

"OPERATION BLESSING," PIECE

WOMEN ARE TAKEN THROUGH THE

PROCESS OF GETTING BACK

THEIR DOCUMENTATION.

AND THEY HAVE STATUS NOT

ONLY WHERE THEY ARE COMING

FROM, BUT THEY CAN ALSO HAVE

STATUS IN ISRAEL.

THESE WOMEN, FROM 2002, I

THINK 8, 300 WOMEN WERE

SMUGGLED INTO JIEWRGS

JERUSALEM WITH EGYPT.

THERE ARE A LOT OF

PROBLEMS.

AND THERE IS PROSTITUTION.

WITHOUT THE HELP OF

"OPERATION BLESSING," I

DON'T KNOW WHAT WE WILL DO.

I CAME TO ISRAEL IN THE

YEAR 2000.

I WAS TAKEN HERE AND I WAS

TOLD THAT I'M SUPPOSED TO

WORK IN THE SEX INDUSTRY.

I WAS BEATEN MANY TIMES.

ALL OF MY BELONGINGS AND ALL

OF MY DOCUMENTS WERE TAKEN

AWAY FROM ME.

UNTIL THE MOMENT I REALIZED

I DON'T HAVE OTHER CHOICES

BECAUSE I COULD HAVE BEEN

KILLED.

I WASN'T KEPT IN THE SAME

PLACE BECAUSE I WAS SOLD AND

BOUGHT MANY MY PEOPLE AND

MOVED FROM ONE PLACE TO

ANOTHER.

I WAS IN SLAVERY FOR TWO

YEARS.

I WAS VERY CLOSE TO

COMMITTING SUICIDE UNTIL

THERE APPEARED A PERSON WHO

HELPED ME TO ESCAPE.

AND THEN I WENT TO POLICE,

AND THEN THEY PUT ME INTO

THE SHELTER, THE VICTIMS'

TRAFFICKING SHELTER.

FOR THAT PERIOD OF TIME, I

DIDN'T HAVE ANY DOCUMENTS,

NO VISA, NO PASSPORT.

AND I STAYED IN THE SHELTER

FOR FOUR YEARS.

AFTER THAT I WAS TOLD THAT

THEY DON'T HAVE ANY

POSSIBILITIES TO KEEP MY

LONGER.

SO THEN I MOVED TO THIS

PLACE.

AND SO THEY SUPPORTED ME.

FOR THE TIME BEING, I'M NOT

A CITIZEN.

I DON'T GET ANY ASSISTANCE

FROM THE GOVERNMENT.

EVEN THOUGH MY CHILDREN ARE

CITIZENS.

THOSE WHO ARE SOLD AND

WHO IS IN THIS, I SUGGEST

YOU FIND SOME STRENGTH DEEP

DOWN IN THERE AND DO NOT LET

OTHERS ABUSE THEM ANY

LONGER.

I WOULD HIGHLY SUGGEST TO

THE WOMEN WHO ESCAPED FROM

THIS SEX SLAVERY TO COME TO

THIS ORGANIZATION AND ASK

FOR THEIR SUPPORT.

IF IT HADN'T BEEN THE

SUPPORT OF THIS PROGRAM, I

DON'T THINK THAT I WOULD

HAVE ANY MEANS TO SURVIVE

AND TO BUY FOOD FOR MY

CHILDREN AND TO PAY THE

BILLS AND SO ON.

AND I'M VERY THANKFUL FOR

THIS ORGANIZATION, TO HAVE

THIS PRIVILEGE AND THEIR

SUPPORT.

I THINK IT IS KEY THAT WE

ARE STANDING HERE.

I THINK IT IS KEY THAT WE

ARE THE ONES STANDING WITH

RITA AND THE TRAFFICKED

WOMEN.

WE'RE NOT AFRAID TO GO IN.

TO WATCH WOMEN GO THROUGH

THE SOCIAL SERVICE PROCESS

AND BECAUSE THEY'VE BEEN

TRAFFICKED THEY COULD LOSE

THEIR CHILDREN, TO A PLACE

OF OUR SUPPORT, HELPING THEM

SO THEY CAN EVEN KEEP THEIR

CHILDREN, I THINK IS

SOMETHING BEYOND WORDS.

Terry: QUITE

ASTONISHING, ISN'T IT, TO

THINK THAT SOMETHING LIKE

THAT IS GOING ON IN THE HOLY

LAND.

IT IS ACTUALLY QUITE

SURPRISING WHAT THE -- A LOT

OF WHERE THESE HUBBS ARE HAS

TO DO WITH -- NOT

TRAFFICKING, BUT TRAFFICKED,

WHERE PEOPLE FLEW THROUGH

CONSISTENTLY, WHERE SHIPPING

COMES IN AND OUT OF.

AND PEOPLE DON'T REALIZE.

EVEN IN THE UNITED STATES,

WHERE FREEWAYS CROSS AND ARE

MAJOR CROSSROADS AROUND THE

COUNTRY.

WE REALLY CAN MAKE A

DIFFERENCE BY BEING THERE,

AS THE WOMAN JUST SAID IN

THAT LAST STATEMENT.

IT IS ALL ABOUT BEING

AVAILABLE AND HAVING A PLACE

FOR WOMEN TO COME TO FOR

HEALING.

WOMEN AND CHILDREN.

AND THERE ARE MANY OF THOSE

SAFE HOUSES ACROSS THE

COUNTRY AND AROUND THE

WORLD.

SO IF YOU'D LIKE TO BE A

PART OF MAKING THAT

POSSIBLE, DO WHAT GORDON

SAID.

GIVE TO "SET FREE NOW."

WE'RE INVOLVED IN SEEING

THAT HAPPEN AND SUPPORTING

IT AND MAKING A DIFFERENCE.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO GIVE,

OUR NUMBER IS

1-888-777-1999.

OR YOU CAN LOG ON TO

CBN.COM.

GORDON?

Gordon: UP NEXT, A

PRODUCER WHO MADE MILLIONS

BY EXPLOITING WOMEN, UNTIL

ONE OF THOSE WOMEN GOT HER

REVENGE.

I GRABBED THE THREE PILLS

OF ECSTASY, ONE FOROMA EACH

FOR EACH OF HER FRIENDS, NOT

KNOWING THAT SHE HAD A MONTH

LONG CONVERSATION WITH THE

LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENT

ABOUT ME AND ABOUT GETTING

HER PICTURES OFF THE

INTERNET.

Gordon: WATCH WHAT TOOK

THIS KING OF PORN OUT WHEN

WE COME BACK.

Gordon: INTERNET

PORNOGRAPHY HAS BEEN CALLED

THE CRACK COCAINE OF THE

DIGITAL AGE.

ANY TYPE OF SEXUAL FANTASY

IS JUST A CLICK AWAY.

JEFF MYERS KNOWS THIS

FIRSTHAND.

BECAUSE HE HELPED CREATE

IT.

I WAS ONE OF THE LARGEST

PRODUCERS OF ONLINE

PORNOGRAPHY IN THE COUNTRY.

I HAD 1.3 MILLION REGISTERED

IMAGES, A STAGGERING

NUMBER.

WE HAD THOUSANDS AND

THOUSANDS OF VIDEO.

Reporter: JEFF NEVER

SET OUT TO BECOME AN

PORNOGRAPHER, BUT BY THE

1980s, HE WAS KING OF

PORNOGRAPHY.

I HAD NO CONSCIOUS.

IT WAS ALL ABOUT ME.

ABOUT MAKING AS MUCH MONEY

AS I COULD POSSIBLY MAKE.

Reporter: JEFF WAS

DRIVEN BY DEEP INSECURITIES

FROM HIS CHILDHOOD.

I NEVER REALLY MEASURED

UP.

I WAS ALWAYS TRYING TO

ATTAIN SOMETHING.

THE MORE MONEY I COULD GET,

THE MORE SUCCESSFUL I FELT.

OR I COULD MAKE MYSELF LOOK

TO OTHERS.

Reporter: HE MARRIED IN

HIS EARLY 30s, BUT AFTER

FIVE YEARS THEY DIVORCED, AS

HE BEGAN SPENDING MUCH OF

HIS TIME AND MONEY IN STRIP

CLUBS.

IT REALLY BECAME MY

SECOND LIFESTYLE.

I WAS SPENDING THOUSANDS OF

DOLLARS A WEEK IN THESE

CLUBS, VYING FOR THE FAKE

ATTENTION FROM THESE YOUNG

LADIES.

WITHIN A SHORT PERIOD OF

TIME, THAT LIFESTYLE, LITTLE

BY LITTLE, BECAME REAL TO

ME.

I HAD TO HAVE THIS ATTENTION

THAT MADE ME FEEL

IMPORTANT.

FOR KIND OF THE FIRST TIME

IN MY LIFE, EVEN THOUGH IT

WAS FAKE, IT DIDN'T MATTER.

I FELT LIKE I WAS IMPORTANT,

IMPORTANT TO SOMEBODY.

Reporter: ONE NIGHT A

DANCER TOLD HIM SHE WANTED

HELP STARTING HER OWN

PORNOGRAPHIC WEBSITE.

I'M THINKING IN THE BACK

OF MY HEAD, WELL, I COULD DO

THAT.

AND SO I DID.

THE FIRST WEEK WE DID $6,000

IN SALES.

BUT WITHIN A YEAR, I HAD 19

WEBSITES.

WE WERE DOING SALES OF

$30,000 TO $40,000 A MONTH.

BETWEEN THE MONEY AND THE

ATTENTION OF THESE GIRLS I

WAS GETTING, I WAS INSTANTLY

HOOKED.

IN TWO YEARS I SOLD MY WHOLE

PROGRAM FOR $2.5 MILLION.

Reporter: FOR THREE

MORE YEARS JEFF PRODUCED

PORNOGRAPHIC MATERIAL.

HE BEGAN TAKING THE DRUG

ECSTASY TO GET HIM THROUGH

THE DAYS AND NIGHTS.

IT WAS ABOUT 150 HOURS A

WEEK OF DRUG-INDUCED, FAKE

HAPPINESS.

AS FAR FROM REAL AS YOU CAN

GET.

I KNEW I WAS DESTROYING

LIVES AT THIS POINT, BUT BY

THIS TIME IT KIND OF CAUGHT

UP TO MY MENTALLY THAT WHAT

I WAS DOING WAS JUST

DISASTEROUS, NOT ONLY FOR

THE MODELS THAT WORKED FOR

ME, BUT FOR PEOPLE IN

GENERAL.

I KNEW SOMETHING WAS GOING

TO HAVE TO GIVE.

BUT I STUCK TO IT.

AND THIS DRUG KEPT ME

HAPPY.

AS MUCH AS I HAD PEOPLE

AROUND ME, I WAS SO

COMPLETELY ALONE.

MANY NIGHTS I WAS JUST BY

MYSELF.

JUST ALONE.

Reporter: ONE OF HIS

MODELS ASKED JEFF TO REMOVE

HER PHOTOS FROM THE

INTERNET.

BUT HE HAD ALREADY SOLD

THEM.

SHE ALSO ASKED FOR ECSTASY

FOR HER FRIENDS AND

HERSELF.

FINALLY JEFF SAID YES.

I GRABBED HER THREE PILLS

OF ECSTASY, ONE FOR EACH OF

HER FRIENDS.

NOT KNOWING SHE HAD HAD

ABOUT A MONTH LONG

CONVERSATION WITH THE LOCAL

POLICE DEPARTMENT ABOUT ME

AND ABOUT GETTING HER

PICTURES OFF THE INTERNET.

Reporter: WITHIN A NEW

HOURS, SEVERAL DRUG

ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS RAIDED

HIS HOME AND ARRESTED JEFF.

CHARGED ME WITH

MANUFACTURING AND

DISTRIBUTING

METHAMPHETAMINE, ECSTASY.

AND TOOK EVERYTHING I

OWNED.

CLEARED ME OUT, AND LEFT ME

KIND OF SITTING IN THIS BIG

HOUSE, LOOKING AROUND AND

WONDERING WHAT IN THE WORLD

JUST HAPPENED TO ME.

I WAS SEVERELY DEPRESSED.

EVERYONE ABANDONED ME.

I WENT UP STARS AND GRABBED

A BOTTLE OF VODKA AND 20

VICODINS, AND I TOOK ALL 20,

AND DRANK THE FIFTH OF VODKA

AND I SHOULD HAVE DIED.

FOR WHATEVER MIRACULOUS

REASON, I WOKE UP THE NEXT

MORNING, AND I SHOULDN'T

HAVE.

I THINK AT THAT POINT I

REALIZED, HEY, I NEED HELP.

AND I CAN'T DO THIS ON MY

OWN.

I JUST SO DESPERATELY WANTED

SOMEONE TO REACH OUT TO ME.

AND I WAS ALONE.

AND I JUST NEEDED SOMEBODY.

SOMETHING.

Reporter: HE DROVE TO A

CHRISTIAN CAMP HE ATTENDED

AS A YOUNG MAN.

THAT NIGHT THEY GAVE AN

ALTER CALL.

AND JEFF WAS ONE OF THE

FIRST TO COME FORWARD.

HE PRAYED AND ASKED GOD TO

FORGIVE HIS SINS AND GIVE

HIM A NEW START.

I DON'T KNOW IF THIS GOD

THING IS GOING TO WORK.

THAT I HAD DONE WAY TOO

MUCH.

IN MY MIND, I HAD GONE WAY

OFF THE DEEP END, AND THERE

WAS NO REDEMPTIVE VALUE FOR

ME AT ALL.

I WASN'T WORTHY.

I CERTAINLY DIDN'T FEEL LIKE

I WAS A CHRISTIAN, THOUGH I

KNEW SOMETHING HAD HAPPENED

THAT DAY.

Reporter: HE SOUGHT OUT

AN OLD FRIEND FROM CAMP WHO

HAD BECOME A PASTOR.

WITHIN A FEW DAYS, HE HAD

MOVED IN WITH THE PASTOR AND

HIS FAMILY.

HE WAS VERY BROKEN AND

SEARCHING, AND DIDN'T REALLY

KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH HER

LIFE.

AND FELT LIKE HE HAD AT

LEAST A CHANCE TO COME DOWN

TO STRANGERS, AND I KNEW OUR

CHURCH WOULD OFFER GRACE AND

LOVE, AND HE NEEDED THAT.

WHAT THEY DID WAS JUST

WHAT JESUS WOULD HAVE DONE.

HE DIDN'T LOOK AT MY PAST.

HE DIDN'T LOOK AT WHAT I WAS

DOING, HOW I WAS ACTING.

HE JUST LOVED ME.

THEY WRAPPED THEIR ARMS

AROUND ME AND LOVED ON ME

AND TOOK CARE OF ME.

BEYOND WHAT I COULD EVEN

POSSIBLY IMAGINE.

THAT WAS CONFIRMATION THAT

THAT GRACE WAS REAL.

Reporter: JEFF SPENT

HIS DAYS READING THE BIBLE

AND LISTENING TO WORSHIP

MUSIC.

BEFORE LONG, HE NOTICED

SOMETHING DIFFERENT.

OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL

DAYS, I WOULD WAKE UP EVERY

MORNING WITH THIS WITHIN

SONG IN MY HEAD.

IT WAS ALWAYS A DIFFERENT

ONE.

IT WAS LIKE I WAS BEING

WASHED FROM THE INSIDE OUT.

MY MIND WAS BEING PURIFIED,

AND ALL OF THOSE IMAGES WERE

GOING AWAY.

I HAD NO RECOLLECTION OF

ANYTHING THAT I HAD

PRODUCED, OR ANY OF THOSE

IMAGES.

IT WAS GONE.

IT WAS LIKE HE USED THAT

MUSIC AND SOMETHING I READ

JUST TO KIND OF CLEANSE ME

AND MAKE ME NEW.

AND THAT'S THE POINT WHERE I

SAID, WOW, HE CAN FIX ME?

ME?

WITH THE MESS AND THE

MILLIONS OF LIVES THAT I

HAVE TOUCHED IN A VERY, VERY

NEGATIVE WAY.

BUT HE STILL LOVES ME.

IT BLOWS MY MIND.

Reporter: JEFF WAS

SENTENCED TO A YEAR IN

PRISON.

HE USED THE TIME TO STUDY

THE BIBLE AND PRAY.

AFTER HIS RELEASE, HE USED

HIS INTERNET DEVELOPMENT

SKILLS AND STARTED A NEW

WEBSITE, "GOD BE TV."

HE HAS GIVEN ME THE

OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE GOD'S

LOVE.

IT IS KIND OF MY PERSONAL

MISSION OF REDEMPTION.

IT IS LIKE, OKAY, GOD,

YOU'VE GIVEN ME THESE

SKILLS.

LET'S USE THEM FOR YOUR

GLORY INSTEAD OF YOUR

DESTRUCTION.

Reporter: JEFF SAYS HE

HAS EXPERIENCED THE LOVE,

MERCY, AND GRACE OF GOD.

MY LIFE WAS A DISASTER.

I WAS A DRUG-ADDICTED,

ALCOHOLIC PERSON

PORNOGRAPHER, BUT HE HAS

TAKEN MY LIFE AND TURNED IT

AROUND AND LOVED ME, IN

SPITE OF MY MESS.

EVERY DAY IS CHIPPING A

LITTLE OFF THE MESS I HAVE

MADE.

HE HAS TAKEN WHAT SATAN

INTENDED FOR EVIL AND TURNED

IT INTO SOMETHING AMAZING.

AS PROOF OF THE RESTORATION

HE CAN MAKE.

IT BLOWS MY MIND.

Gordon: THE

RESURRECTION HE CAN MAKE CAN

BLOW YOUR MIND.

DON'T BE LIKE JEFF AND THINK

YOU HAVE GONE TOO FAR.

THE PSALMIST SAID, "I MADE

MY BED IN HELL, AND BEHOLD

YOU ARE THERE."

DON'T THINK YOU HAVE TO

CLEAN UP FIRST.

THERE IS A REASON THERE ARE

THESE WONDERFUL STORIES IN

THE BIBLE.

HERE IS A STORY FOR YOU.

THERE WAS A THIEF ON A

CROSS, AND HE WAS RIGHT NEXT

TO JESUS.

AND HE ACKNOWLEDGED -- HE

ACKNOWLEDGED THAT HE

DESERVED TO DIE.

FOR WHAT HE HAD DONE.

AND THEN HE ACKNOWLEDGED

THAT JESUS WAS, INDEED, THE

MESSIAH.

THAT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE

SUFFERING OF JESUS ON THE

CROSS, HERE IS A THIEF

PROCLAIMING HIM AS A THE

SAVIOR OF THE WORLD.

AND HE SAYS TO HIM, "LORD,

REMEMBER ME WHEN YOU COME

INTO YOUR KINGDOM."

HE HAD THE FAITH TO BELIEVE,

EVEN AS HE WAS BEING

CRUCIFIED.

"LORD, REMEMBER ME WHEN YOU

COME INTO YOUR KINGDOM."

I LOVE THE RESPONSE FROM

JESUS.

"THIS DAY YOU WILL BE WITH

ME IN PARADISE."

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE A

CHRISTIAN?

IT TAKES YOU BELIEVING.

NOW, DO YOU HAVE TO TURN

FROM YOUR SINS?

YES.

BUT ONCE YOU DO, THE BIBLE

SAYS, "BEHOLD ALL THINGS ARE

MADE NEW."

YOU'RE A NEW CREATION.

HE GIVES YOU A NEW SPIRIT, A

NEW MIND, A NEW HEART.

HE RECREATES YOU FROM YOUR

INNERMOST BEING IF YOU

CONFESS YOUR SINS.

HE IS FAITHFUL AND JUST TO

FORGIVE YOU AND CLEANSE YOU

FROM ALL UNRIGHTEOUSNESS.

THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED TO

JEFF.

HE GOT CLEANSED, WHERE HE

DOESN'T EVEN REMEMBER IT

ANYMORE.

IF YOU WANT THAT, IT'S YOURS

FOR THE ASKING.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS PRAY.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS ASK.

AND ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS

BELIEVE.

AND IT'S A SIMPLE PRAYER.

PRAY THE PRAYER OF THE THIEF

ON THE CROSS.

LORD, REMEMBER ME WHEN YOU

COME INTO YOUR KINGDOM.

AND IF YOU DO THAT WITH ALL

OF YOUR HEART, HE'LL

ANSWER.

AND HE'LL SET YOU FREE FROM

WHATEVER PRISON YOU'VE PUT

YOURSELF INTO.

IT COULD BE A PRISON OF

PORNOGRAPHY, DRUGS, ALCOHOL,

WHATEVER THE PROBLEM.

JESUS IS THE ANSWER.

IF YOU WANT SOMEBODY TO PRAY

WITH YOU, WE'VE GOT A

TOLL-FREE NUMBER FOR YOU.

AND IT'S EASY.

JUST CALL IT.

1-888-777-1999.

AND JUST SAY, I WANT TO KNOW

JESUS, AND I WANT TO GET

SAVED.

THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE

FOR THIS PROGRAM.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM PSALM 24: "WHO IS

THIS KING OF GLORY?

THE LORD, STRONG AND

MIGHTY.

THE LORD, MIGHTY IN

BATTLE."

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