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The 700 Club - Nov 8, 2013

Tajuan's at-risk childhood set her up for a life of pain, but today she is helping others on that same path. Plus, when Sue was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, her apathy towards God began to shift. Read Transcript


HE WAS REALLY, REALLY

NICE, AND HE SAID, I'LL

TEACH YOU HOW TO TAKE CARE

OF YOURSELF.

Gordon: INSIDE THE

FASTEST-GROWING CRIMINAL

ENTERPRISE IN THE WORLD.

I'VE BEEN TO EVERY STATE

BUT ALASKA AND HAWAII IN A

TRUCK.

I WAS JUST A DOPE FEEN, A

WHORE, AND PROSTITUTE, AND

NOTHING ELSE MATTERED.

Gordon: AND SHARES HOW

SHE ESCAPED.

I GOT OUT OF THE WINDOW

ON TO THE SAME STREET I USED

TO WALK.

Gordon: ON TODAY'S "700

CLUB."

WELCOME TO TODAY'S "700

CLUB."

THE STRONGEST TI TYPHOON IS

SLAMMING THE CENTRAL

PHILIPPINES.

Terry: THE STORM IS

BRINGING WINDS, AROUND 200

MILE-AN-HOUR, WITH CLOUDS

AND RAIN THAT ARE MAKING THE

DAY SEEM ALMOST AS DARK AS

NIGHT.

CHARLENE ISRAEL HAS THE

STORY.

Reporter: EXTREMELY

HIGH WINDS AND HEAVY RAINS

TRIGGERED LANDSLIDES,

UPROOTED TREES, AND RIPPED

OFF ROOFS ACROSS THE CENTRAL

PHILIPPINES TODAY.

THE TYPHOON IS BELIEVED TO

BE THE STRONGEST EVER TO HIT

LAND.

MORE POWERFUL THAN A

CATEGORY 5 HURRICANE.

THE WINDS ESTIMATED AT

195 MILE-AN-HOUR.

KATRINA HAD ONLY 175 MILES

PER HOUR.

Reporter: HAIYAN IS

ABOUT THE DISTANCE FROM

BOSTON TO PHILADELPHIA.

YOU CAN EXPECT COMPLETE

DEVASTATION.

IT IS GOING TO ACT LIKE A

RAZOR BLADE.

Reporter: MORE THAN

700,000 PEOPLE WERE FORCED

TO EVACUATE, BUT OFFICIALS

SAY THEY STILL FEAR A

MASSIVE LOSS OF LIFE AND

PROPERTY.

DUE TO CUTOFF COMMUNICATION,

IT IS STILL IMPOSSIBLE TO

KNOW THE EXTENT OF

CASUALTIES AND DAMAGE.

ONE OFFICIAL TOLD THE

ASSOCIATED PRESS BY

PHONE, QUOTE,"WHEN YOU'RE

FACED WITH SUCH A SCENARIO,

YOU CAN ONLY PRAY AND PRAY

AND PRAY."

CBN ASIA CORRESPONDENT

LUCILLE TALUSEN SAYS CBN

DISASTER RELIEF WILL BE

READY TO HELP THE SURVIVORS

OF THE MASSIVE STORM.

Reporter: THE TEAMS ARE

ALREADY PREPARING, AND, OF

COURSE, WE'RE GOING TO

DISTRIBUTE RELIEF GOODS,

SUCH AS MATS, BLANKETS, AND

TENTS, AND ALSO FOOD AND

WATER.

Reporter: CHARLENE

ISRAEL, CBN NEWS.

Gordon: IF YOU WANT TO

HELP IN THAT EFFORT, THIS IS

GOING TO BE ONE OF THE

BIGGEST STORMS IN HISTORY.

YOU CAN ONLY IMAGINE THE

DEVASTATION THAT WILL BE

LEFT IN ITS WAKE.

IF YOU WANT TO HELP IN THE

RELIEF EFFORTS, ALL YOU HAVE

TO DO IS CALL US,

1-800-759-0700, AND SAY, I

WANT TO GIVE TO CBN DISASTER

RELIEF.

THERE IS ALSO A WAY YOU CAN

WRITE TO TUS.

US.

THE DISASTER RELIEF FUND,

CBN CENTRE, VIRGINIA BEACH,

VIRGINIA, 23462, OR LOG ON

TO cbn.com, AND THERE IS A

PLACE ON THE GIVING PAGE

WHERE YOU CAN DESIGNATE YOUR

GIFT TO DISASTER RELIEF.

CALL US NOW,

1-800-759-0700.

HERE AT HOME, THE PRESIDENT

IS TRYING TO FIX SOME OF THE

FALLOUT FROM OBAMACARE.

JOHN JESSUP HAS THAT STORY

FROM WASHINGTON.

Reporter: GORDON,

THAT'S RIGHT, CRITICS SAY

THE PRESIDENT'S APOLOGY FOR

SOME OF THE FAILURES OF

OBAMACARE ISN'T ENOUGH.

THE PRESIDENT APOLOGIZED TO

AMERICANS WHO ARE LOSING

THEIR INSURANCE PLANS

BECAUSE OF OBAMACARE.

President Obama: I AM

SORRY THAT THEY ARE FINDING

THEMSELVES IN THIS SITUATION

BASED ON ASSURANCES THEY GOT

FROM ME.

Reporter: BUT THE

PRESIDENT DIDN'T APOLOGIZE

FOR REPEATEDLY SAYING PEOPLE

COULD KEEP THEIR INSURANCE

PLANS IF THEY LIKE THEM.

SENATE MINORITY LEADER

MITCHELL McCONNELL SAID IF

THE PRESIDENT IS TRULY SORRY

FOR BREAKING HIS PROMISES TO

THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, HE'LL

DO MORE THAN JUST ISSUE A

HALF-HEARTED APOLOGY ON TV.

ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER

BENJAMIN NETANYAHU SAYS HE

UTTERLY REJECTS AN AGREEMENT

BETWEEN COUNTRIES AND IRAN.

HE SAID IRAN WOULD GET WHAT

IT WANTS, THE EASING OF

SANCTIONS, AND IRAN WOULD

NOT HAVE TO CUT BACK ON ITS

NUCLEAR ENRICHMENT

CAPABILITY AT ALL.

SO IRAN HAS THE DEAL OF

THE CENTRAL, AND THE

INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY GOT

A BAD DEAL.

ISRAEL IS NOT OBLIGED BY

THIS AGREEMENT, AND ISRAEL

WILL DO EVERYTHING IT NEEDS

TO DO TO DEFEND ITSELF AND

TO DEFEND THE SECURITY OF

ITS PEOPLE.

Reporter: NETANYAHU HAS

REPEATEDLY THREATENED TO

ATTACK IRAN'S NUCLEAR

PROGRAM, IF NECESSARY, TO

PREVENT IT FROM BUILDING

NUCLEAR WEAPONS.

23 U.S. SENATORS SENT A

LETTER TO OBAMA TO SPEAK ON

BEHALF OF PASTOR SAEED

ABEDINI.

HE WAS RECENTLY TRANSFERRED

TO A PRISON MORE BRUTAL.

HE IS IN AWARD WITH RAPE AND

MURDER CONVICTS.

IN THE LETTER, THE SENATORS

CALLED THE TRANSFER A

POTENTIAL DEATH SENTENCE AND

PRESSED THE PRESIDENT TO

DEMAND SAEED'S FREEDOM.

BILLY GRAHAM MADE A RARE

PUBLIC APPEARANCE FOR HIS

THE 95th BIRTHDAY PARTY.

FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND MANY

BIG NAMES CAME TOGETHER TO

CELEBRATE A TRUE AMERICAN

TREASURE, AND HE DELIVERED

WHAT IS BEING CALLED IT

FINAL MESSAGE TO THE

NATION.

* HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DEAR

BILLY *

Reporter: 800 PEOPLE

PACKED INTO THE GROVE PARK

INN IN NASHVILLE, NORTH

CAROLINA, TO SERENADE AND

CELEBRATE BILLY GRAHAM'S 95

YEARS.

AT TIMES, OVERCOME WITH

EMOTION --

GOD HAS GIVEN US PEACE.

AS LONG AS YOU WANT US, I'LL

BE THERE.

Reporter: THE GUESTS

GATHERED TO SHOW THEIR LOVE

AND AD MI ADMIRATION FOR A

MAN KNOWN AS AMERICA'S

PASTOR.

AMONG THEM, CHRISTIAN MUSIC

ARTIST MICHAEL W.SMITH.

HE HAS BEEN A GREAT

FRIEND FOR A LONG TIME.

WE DID MANY CRUSADES, AND I

STILL VISIT HIM AS MUCH AS I

CAN.

HE'S A GOOD SPIRIT.

Reporter: AND CBN'S OWN

PAT ROBERTSON.

Pat: IT IS JUST A JOY

TO CELEBRATE HIS 95th

BIRTHDAY.

IT WAS A GREAT TRIBUTE TO A

GREAT MAN.

Reporter: A PREACHER

FOR 70 YEARS, HIS

CELEBRATION WASN'T MERELY A

PARTY, IT WAS ALSO A NIGHT

TO DO WHAT HE HAS DONE HIS

WHOLE LIFE, MINISTER THE

GOSPEL.

THE ONLY WAY TO BE WITH

FATHER GOD IS THROUGH HIS

SON, JESUS CHRIST.

Reporter: AND JUST AS

HE DONE FOR YEARS, THIS

SERMON ENDS FOR A

STRAIGHTFORWARD CALL FOR

SALVATION.

I'M ASKING YOU TO PUT

YOUR TRUST IN CHRIST.

I'M GOING TO ASK YOU TO PRAY

THIS PRAYER.

Reporter: AT 95, HIS

LIFE IS STILL IMPACTING

MILLIONS, AND HIS LEGACY IS

STRONG.

Reporter: YOU CAN WATCH

BILLY GRAHAM'S SERMON FROM

LAST NIGHT BY GOING TO CBN

NEW CBNNEWS.COM.

AND WE ALL WISH HIM WELL.

Gordon: WE ALL DO WISH

HIM WELL.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BILLY.

THE SAD NEWS IS THAT THE

REPORTS ARE IS HE IS CRYING

OVER AMERICA.

HE HAS VISITED OUR CITIES

AND SEEN JUST HOW FAR WE'VE

GOTTEN AWAY FROM GOD.

I HOPE WE HEED THIS BIRTHDAY

MESSAGE.

IT IS I'M FOR US TO TURN

BACK AND RENEW THE PLEDGES

THAT WE'VE ALL MADE, THAT WE

WILL SERVE HIM, WE WILL BE

WITH GOD, AND WE WILL HONOR

HIM.

WHAT A GREAT BIRTHDAY GIFT

THAT WOULD BE IF WE ALL CAME

BACK TO GOD THIS BIRTHDAY.

Terry: IT WAS A GREAT

MESSAGE HE DELIVERED.

HE DELIVERED IT WITH THE

SAME PASSION HE ALWAYS HAS.

COMING UP, NEARLY 70% OF

AFRICAN-AMERICANS DO NOT

KNOW HOW TO SWIM.

MEET THE GOLD MEDALIST WHO

IS OUT TO CHANGE THAT.

WHEN IT COMES TO

AFRICAN-AMERICAN LADIES AND

THEIR HAIR, I GET IT.

WHEN I MAKE A WATER-PROOF

CAP, AND I'LL BE A

MULTI-MILLIONAIRE, I'LL LET

EVERYONE KNOWN.

Terry: COLIN JONES

TALKS ABOUT HIS LIFE-SAVING

CAMPAIGN AFTER THIS.

*

Gordon: STATISTICS SHOW

THAT NEARLY 10 PEOPLE DROWN

EVERY DAY IN THE UNITED

STATES.

DROWNING IS ALSO ONE OF THE

LEADING CAUSES OF ACCIDENTAL

DEATH AMONG CHILDREN.

AND WHEN COLIN JONES WAS

JUST FIVE YEARS OLD, HE

ALMOST BECAME ONE OF THOSE

STATISTICS.

TODAY HE IS AN OLYMPIC

SWIMMER.

AND AS EPHRAIM GRAHAM

REPORTS, HE IS ALSO ON A

MISSION TO SAVE LIVES.

Reporter: AT 6' 5,"

COLIN JONES' SPEED AND SKILL

IN THE SWIMMING POOL LED TO

TWO GOLD AND TWO SILVER

OLYMPIC MEDALS.

HE IS ALSO ONLY THE SECOND

AFRICAN-AMERICAN IN HISTORY

TO TAKE GOLD IN SWIMMING.

I HAD A LOT OF SUCCESS IN

LONDON, AND MY LIFE HAS

CHANGED A LOT.

A LOT MORE RED CARPETS,

AIRLINE FOOD, AND HOTELS.

IT HAS BEEN FUN.

I ENJOY IT.

Reporter: SWIMMING

HELPED MAKE JONES A

CELEBRITY AND A BIT O OF A

FASHION ICON.

MY DAD WAS, WHEN YOU GO

OUT OF THE HOUSE, YOU

REPRESENT THE JONES FAMILY.

AND AT FIRST I THOUGHT I

REALLY WANTED TO WRITE FOR

G.Q., AND THAT IS SOMETHING

I WOULD LOVE TO DO, AND I

WANTED TO START MY OWN

LINE.

Reporter: STILL, MORE

IMPORTANT THAN HIS FASHION

AND FAME, SWIMMING HAS GIVEN

JONES A PLATFORM TO PREACH A

LIFE-SAVING MESSAGE.

WE NEED TO CHANGE THE

PERCEPTION OF SWIMMING TO

JUST BEING A SPORT -- WHICH

IT IS A GREAT SPORT AND

GREAT ACTIVITY, BUT IT IS

ALSO A LIFE SKILL.

IT IS JUST LIKE RIDING A

BIKE.

ONCE YOU LEARN, YOU NEVER

FORGET.

Reporter: COLIN NEARLY

DROWNED AT AGE FIVE.

WHILE VISITING A WATER PARK,

HIS FLOAT FLIPPED OVER IN

THE DEEP END OF THE POOL.

IT SENT HIM PLUNGING UNDER

WATER FOR ABOUT 30 SECONDS.

A CHILD CAN DROWN IN AS

LITTLE AS 20.

I VIVIDLY REMEMBER WHAT

IT FEELS LIKE.

IKE HAVI'VE GONE TO THAT

PRACTICE A COUPLE OF TIMES

PLAYS DURING PRACTICE A FEW

TIMES.

I WAS A APPREHENSIVE TO GET

BACK IN THE WATER.

IT WAS MY MOM MAKING SURE I

WAS AT PRACTICES, AND

LEARNING HOW TO SWIM, AND

TALKING TO DIFFERENT

TEACHERS.

I WENT THROUGH THREE

DIFFERENT TEACHERS BEFORE I

WAS COMFORTABLE ENOUGH TO

PUT MY FACE IN THE WATER.

Reporter: THE OLYMPIAN

NOW FEELS MORE AT HOME IN

THE WATER THAN OUT.

WHEN HE IS NOT TRAINING, HE

TRAVELS WITH THE U.S.A.

SWIMMING FOUNDATION.

THEIR "MAKE A SPLASH" TOUR

HELPS CHILDREN GET

COMFORTABLE IN THE WATER,

AND BEAT THE STATISTICS THAT

COLIN RATTLES OFF.

60% OF AFRICAN-AMERICANS

DO NOT KNOW HOW TO SWIM.

AND 70% DON'T KNOW HOW TO

SWIM.

Reporter: A UNIVERSITY

STUDY LOOKED THE THE REASON

MANY AVOID THE WATER.

THEY INCLUDE FEAR, HAVING

PARENTS WHO DON'T KNOW HOW

TO SWIM, AND EVEN PHYSICAL

APPEARANCE.

WHEN IT COMES TO

AFRICAN-AMERICAN LADIES AND

THEIR HAIR, I GET IT.

MY MOM, SHE SPENDS GOOD

MONEY ON HER HAIR.

IF IT GETS WET, IT IS GONE.

THEY WANT ME TO SPEAK ON IT

BECAUSE IT IS AN ISSUE.

AND WHEN I MAKE A

WATER-PROOF CAP, BESIDES

BEING A MULTI-MILLIONAIRE,

I'LL LET EVERYONE KNOW.

Reporter: UNTIL THEN,

JONES SHARES HIS STORY OF

SURVIVAL, ALONG WITH STORIES

OF PAIN AND LOSS.

LIKE THAT OF ONE TOLEDO

MOM.

WHEN I HEAR HER STORY, I

TEAR UP BECAUSE THAT IS

PRETTY MUCH WHAT MY MOM HAD

TO GO THROUGH.

IT IS HORRIBLE.

IT WAS

THE WORST PHONE CALL

I EVER RECEIVED IN MY WHOLE

LIFE.

Reporter: WANDA'S

16-YEAR-OLD SON, JOSH,

DROWNED DURING A RAFTING

TRIP WITH FRIENDS ON A

MICHIGAN LAKE.

JOSH WAS IN THE WATER ON

THE RAFT, AND SOMEHOW HE GOT

INTO TROUBLE.

SOMEHOW THE RAFT FLOATED OUT

TO WHERE IT GOT DEEPER AND

DEEPER, AND HE COULDN'T

SWIM.

MY DAD SAW ONE OF HIS

RELATIVES DROWN WHEN SHE WAS

A I DON' YONGSTER.

Reporter: A SIGN NOW

STANDS AT THAT LAKE AS BOTH

A WARNING AND A REMINDER OF

JOSH'S DROWNING.

I DIDN'T KNOW JOSH SHOULD

KNOW HOW TO SWIM, BUT I KNOW

NOW SWIMMING IS A LIFE

THING.

Reporter: AND WANDA

CREATED THE JOSH PROJECT.

THOUSANDS OF KIDS NOW SWIM,

THANKS TO THE PROGRAM.

AND ONE OF THE PROJECT'S

BIGGEST SUPPORTERS, COLIN

JONES.

IF YOU'RE BLESSED, YOU

HAVE TO GIVE BACK.

FOR ME, MY WAY OF GIVING

BACK, WHEN I WON IN 2008,

AND I GOT A GOLD MEDAL, A

FRIEND OF MINE SAYS, YOU

KNOW WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR THE

SPORT OF SWIMMING?

AND I MADE THAT BIGGER.

AND WORKING WITH THE NATIVE

INITIATIVE IS MY WAY OF

GIVING BACK AND GETTING MY

PASTOR OFF MY BACK.

Reporter: THOUGH HE

JOKES ABOUT HIS PASTOR,

COLIN PRAYS ALL OF HIS WORK

HONORS THE FAITH THAT

SUSTAINED HIM SINCE HE WAS A

CHILD, AND THAT PASTOR

INTRODUCED HIM TO

CREACIALTD.

> CHRISTIANITY.

A MONTH LATER, I FOUND

OUT MY MOTHER HAD CANCER.

I THINK IT HELPS SO MUCH

BEING IN CHURCH EVERY SUNDAY

AND HEARING FROM MY PASTOR.

Reporter: THAT COMFORT

GAVE YOUNG COLIN COURAGE TO

SHARE HIS FAITH WITH HIS

HERO, HIS FATHER.

MY MOM SAID I BLEW MY DAD

OUT OF THE WATER.

I SAID I'M NOT WORRIED ABOUT

SEEING MOM AFTER SHE PASSES

AWAY.

I'M NOT WORRIED ABOUT HER.

I'LL SEE HER.

DAD, I'M WORRIED ABOUT YOUR

SOUL BECAUSE YOU DON'T GO TO

CHURCH AND YOUR SOUL IS

DISCONNECTED FROM CHURCH.

THAT NEXT SUNDAY, HE NEVER

MISSED A DAY OF CHURCH.

Reporter: MOM BEAT

CANCER TWICE, AND HIS DAD

DIED OF LUNG CANCER WHEN

COLIN WAS JUST 16.

HE WORRY THE NUMBER 16 WHEN

HE PLAYED BASKETBALL, AND

COLIN WEARS THAT NUMBER ON

HIS CHEST.

HE PUSHED ME BECAUSE HE

WAS AN ATHLETE HIMSELF.

Reporter: EPHRAIM

GRAHAM, CBN NEWS, CHARLOTTE,

NORTH CAROLINA.

Gordon: JOIN IN THAT

PROJECT.

I THINK IT IS A LIFE SKILL

FOR ALL OF US, TO BE ABLE TO

LEARN HOW TO SWIM.

I KNOW FOR MY CHILDREN, I

MADE SURE, WHEN THEY WERE

STILL TODDLERS, LITERALLY AS

THEY BEGAN TO WALK, I WANTED

TO MAKE SURE THEY WERE ABLE

TO SWIM AS WELL.

TERRY, HOW ABOUT YOU?

Terry: SAME THING.

I'M A STRONG PROPONENT OF

PEOPLE GETTING THEIR KIDS

SWIMMING LESSONS WHEN

THEY'RE YOUNG.

IT WAS A RELEASE OF

ANXIETY.

IT WAS LIKE DRIVING A CAR.

AND THERE ARE CERTAIN MILE

MAKER KERS, WHERE YOU

MARKERS, WHERE YOU GO, I'VE

GOT THAT ONE.

AND YOU DON'T ENJOY THE PLAY

IN THE WATER IF YOU'RE

WORRIED ABOUT DROWNING.

SO TEACH YOUR KIDS TO SWIM

EARLY.

UP NEXT, A SURVIVOR OF SEX

TRAFFICKING TELLS HER

SHOCKING STORY.

I'VE BEEN TO EVERY STATE

EXCEPT ALASKA AND HAWAII.

AS A TEENAGER, THERE WAS A

GROUP THEY WOULD TAKE ON

CIRCUIT.

TRAFFICKING AND

PROSTITUTION -- THE WHOLE

INDUSTRY IS VERY, VERY

ORGANIZED.

Terry: HEAR HOW THIS

WOMAN ESCAPED AND WHAT SHE

IS NOW DOING TO HELP

TRAFFICKED WOMEN ALL OVER

THE WORLD.

Terry: WELL, IT DIDN'T

TAKE LONG.

WITHIN 48 HOURS OF RUNNING

AWAY, 15-YEAR-OLD TAWAN

MCCARTNEY MET HER FIRST

PIMP.

BUT 10 YEARS OF BEING SEX

TRAFFICKED FOLLOWED.

BUT FINALLY SHE FOUND THE

WAY OUT.

Reporter: WHEN TAWAN

WAS ONLY THREE MONTHS OLD,

HER FATHER WAS SENT TO

PRISON.

FOR ME THAT MEANT THAT

LOVE MEANT PAIN VERY EARLY

ON.

I COULDN'T UNDERSTAND IF HE

LOVED ME AND WANTED ME, WHY

HE WASN'T THERE.

Reporter: TAWAN'S VIEW

OF GOD WAS NO COMFORT.

I WAS CONVINCED I WAS

GOING TO HELL.

I SAW MY FATHER NOT

EMOTIONALLY THERE AND/OR

PHYSICALLY THERE.

AND I SAW MY HEAVENLY

FATHER, HE WASN'T THERE,

EITHER.

Reporter: WHEN TAWAN

WAS 12 YEARS OLD, A FAMILY

FRIEND SEXUALLY ABUSED HER.

DURING THE NEXT THREE YEARS,

SHE RAN AWAY REPEATEDLY, AND

WAS IN AND OUT OF FOSTER

CARE AND GROUP HOMES.

I DON'T THINK I WAS

RUNNING FROM ANYTHING.

I THINK I WAS RUNNING TO

FIND SOMETHING.

I THINK THERE WAS SO MUCH

MISSING IN MY LIFE THAT

THERE WAS A HOLE.

AND I DIDN'T HAVE ANY CLUE

WHAT THE HOLE WAS.

Reporter: AT THE AGE OF

15, TAWAN RAN AWAY FROM

GOOD.

WITHIN THE FIRST 48 HOURS

IS WHEN I MET MY FIRST

PIMP.

AND HE IS APPROACHED ME.

AND I HAD TO TAKE CARE OF

MYSELF, I NEEDED TO EAT.

AND HE WAS REALLY, REALLY

NICE, AND A VERY ATTRACTIVE

MAN, AND HE SAID, I'LL TEACH

YOU HOW TO TAKE CARE OF

YOURSELF.

HE ACTUALLY HAD FOUR GIRLS

WITH HIM.

Reporter: WITHIN THE

FIRST FEW WEEKS, TAWAN'S

PIMP TAUGHT HER HOW TO SELL

COCAINE.

WITHIN A SHORT TIME, HIS

DEMANDS INCREASED.

THEN IT WENT TO THE

DANCING.

AND THERE WAS A NIGHT WHEN

HE TOLD ME TO STRIP, AND I

HAD TO COME BACK WITH SO

MUCH MONEY.

THAT WAS WHEN IT STARTED.

BECAUSE HE TOLD ME I HAD TO

COME BACK WITH MORE MONEY

THAN I THAT DRUGS.

SO I HAD TO DO WHAT I HAD

TO DO TO MAKE THE MONEY IF I

WANTED TO GO HOME.

Reporter: TAWAN

EVENTUALLY BECAME ADDICTED

TO THE DRUGS SUPPLIED BY HER

PIMP.

I STARTED BRAINWASHING

MYSELF WITH COKE.

AND I STARTED REINFORCING

WHAT THEY WERE TELLING ME.

I WAS JUST A DOPE FIEND AND

A WHORE AND A PROSTITUTE,

AND NOTHING MUCH ELSE

MATTERED.

I NEVER LIFTED MY EYES.

I JUST MADE SURE THEY LOOKED

THE WAY THEY NEEDED TO

LOOK.

Reporter: HER PIMP

BEGAN TRAFFICKING HER ALL

OVER THE UNITED STATES.

I'VE BEEN TO EVERY STATE

EXCEPT ALASKA AND HAWAII IN

A TRUCK, AND I'VE BEEN TO

CANADA AND MEXICO, TOO.

AS A TEENAGER, THERE WAS A

GROUP OF US THEY WOULD TAKE

ON A CIRCUIT.

IT WAS ATLANTA, BIRMINGHAM

BIRMINGHAM, KENTUCKY.

I REMEMBER GOING TO THE

KENTUCKY DERBY, BUT I

NEVER WENT INTO THE DERBY.

I REMEMBER A PIMPS AT A

TABLE TALKING ABOUT THE

OLYMPICS, TRAFFICKING,

PIMPING, PROSTITUTION.

THE WHOLE INDUSTRY IS VERY,

VERY ORGANIZED.

Reporter: OVER THE NEXT

10 YEARS, THE VIOLENCE OF

THE MEN SHE ENCOUNTERED LEFT

TAWAN WITH EMOTIONAL AND

PHYSICAL SCARS.

MY THROAT HAS BEEN CUT.

GUNS PLACED TO MY HEAD, THE

TRIGGER PULLED.

I HAVE NO CLUE HOW MANY

TIMES I HAVE BEEN RAPED.

I'M NOT TALKING ABOUT THE

PAY RAPE THAT HAPPENED EVERY

DAY.

BUT I'M TALKING ABOUT BRUTAL

RAPES, RAPES YOU DON'T KNOW

IF YOU'LL LIVE THROUGH OR

NOT.

I HAVE NO CLUE.

Reporter: WHEN SHE WAS

ARRESTED AT THE AGE OF 26,

TAWAN FINALLY SAW A WAY

OUT.

AFTER PRISON, SHE UNDERWENT

A 12-STEP PROGRAM.

SHE EVENTUALLY WENT ON TO

EARN A BACHELOR'S DEGREE AND

TWO MASTER'S DEGREES.

EVERYTHING HAD TO BE

PERFECT TO PROVE THAT I

WASN'T THE DOPE FIEND AND

THE WHORE AND THE

PROSTITUTE, BUT THERE WAS

STILL SOMETHING NIFG.

MISSING.

Reporter: IN 2009, SHE

DISCOVERED THE BIRMINGHAM

DREAM CENTER.

SHE ASKED ABOUT THEIR

PROGRAMS.

THERE WAS THIS BEAUTIFUL

WOMAN SITTING BEHIND THE

DESK.

AND I SAID, WHAT DO YOU ALL

DO HERE?

AND SHE TOLD ME BIBLE

STUDIES, AND I STARTED

GAGGING A LITTLE BIT.

AND SHE SAID, I'M ALSO

TRYING TO REACH OUT TO THE

PROSTITUTES IN THE AREA.

AND THIS WHOLE THING WENT

OFF INSIDE OF ME.

AND I WAS, LIKE, REALLY?

WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

AND WHEN SHE TOLD ME, I

SAID, HONEY, IT'S ALL

WRONG.

YOU'RE GOING TO GET HURT.

AND SHE SAID, WHAT DO YOU

MEAN?

AND WE STARTED TALKING.

AND SHE GOT A NOTE PAD.

AND TWO HOURS LATER, SHE

LOOKED AT ME AND SAID, HOW

DO YOU KNOW ALL OF THIS

STUFF?

AND BEFORE I COULD STOP

MYSELF FROM SAYING IT, I

POINTED OUT THE WINDOW AND

SAID, I USED TO WALK THE

SAME STREET.

Reporter: TAWAN STARTED

HELPING HER AT THE CENTER,

THE OUTREACH.

SHE SHOWED ME WHAT A

CHRISTIAN WOMAN LOOKED LIKE

AND WALKED LIKE AND LOVED

LIKE.

BECAUSE SHE SHOWED

UNCONDITIONAL LOVE.

AND SO I SAW WHAT JESUS

REALLY LOOKED LIKE BECAUSE

OF HER.

THIS ONE DAY SHE CALLS ME,

AND THIS LADY IS IN THERE,

AND I REMEMBER I PRAYED.

AND ALL I PRAYED WAS LORD,

HELP ME HELP HER.

AND I MET JESUS.

THAT MOMENT I MET JESUS,

TRYING TO HELP THAT GIRL.

I DIDN'T MEET THAT MAN THAT

THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT WHEN

I WAS LITTLE.

I MET JESUS CHRIST, THE SON

OF GOD.

THE ONE WHO LOVES US.

REGARDLESS OF ANYTHING WE'RE

DOING.

Reporter: TAWAN SAYS

HER LIFE WAS COMPLETELY

TRANSFORMED AFTER HER

PRAYER.

I SEE A PICTURE OF ME,

AND I GO, WHO IS THAT GIRL.

THERE IS A COMPLETE

TRANSFORMATION IN THE LOVE

HE SHOWS ME THROUGH OTHERS,

THE LOVE HE GIVES ME EVERY

DAY, OF A DADDY.

HE IS NOT JUST A FATHER,

HE'S A DADDY.

Reporter: TODAY TAWAN

IS USING HER PAST TO BRING

HOPE TO THE FUTURE OF

OTHERS.

SHE RUNS A CHRISTIAN RESCUE

HOME FOR GIRLS TRAPPED IN

THE SEX INDUSTRY, CALLED

"THE WELL HOUSE."

TODAY, THE "WELL HOUSE" HAS

RESCUED OVER 100 WOMEN.

AS TAWAN CONTINUES TO SHARE

HER MESSAGE WITH GIRLS ALL

OVER THE GLOBE.

I AM YOU.

I HAVE BEEN THERE.

I KNOW WHO YOU ARE AND WATTS

WHAT'S GOING ON INSIDE OF

YOU.

GOD RESCUES, AND HE REDEEMS,

AND HE RESTORES.

YOU ARE NOT ALONE, AND YOU

ARE NOT UNLOVED.

Terry: GOD RESCUES, HE

REDEEMS, AND HE RESTORES.

THAT'S THE GOSPEL MESSAGE

RIGHT THERE.

IF YOU THINK THAT YOU HAVE

MET GOD AND YOU SEE HIM AS

JUST A HELL, FIRE, AND BRIM

STONE BEING, OUT TO JUDGE

YOU AND TO GET YOU, YOU HAVE

NOT KNOWN HIM.

YOU CAN SEE IN HER, IN HER

SPIRIT AND HER COUNTENANCE.

YOU CAN HEAR IT IN HER

VOICE.

WHEN SHE REALLY MET JESUS,

SHE WAS GENUINELY

TRANSFORMED AND CHANGED.

HIS PRESENCE DOES THAT TO

ALL OF US.

AND HE IS NOT A JUDGE OF

WHERE YOU'VE BEEN OR WHAT

YOU'VE DONE.

HE LOVES YOU.

HE LOVES YOU RIGHT IN THE

MESS YOU'VE GOTTEN YOURSELF

INTO.

LOVES YOU SO MUCH THAT HE

WAITS FOR YOU.

HE IS THERE RIGHT NOW, WITH

YOU.

WHY?

WHY DOES HE DO THAT?

BECAUSE HE LOVES YOU WITH AN

EVERLASTING LOVE.

IF YOU'VE BEEN ABUSED IN

YOUR LIFE, SOMETIMES THAT'S

A HARD MESSAGE TO RECEIVE.

ESPECIALLY IF YOU'RE BEING

TOLD THAT IT'S COMING TO YOU

FROM SOMEONE YOU DON'T EVEN

KNOW.

BUT YOU CAN KNOW HIM.

THAT'S WHAT HE WAITS FOR.

HE WAITS TO BE KNOWN.

HE ALREADY KNOWS YOU.

HE KNOWS, JUST LIKE TAWAN

SAID SHE KNEW THOSE WOMEN,

AS SHE MINISTERS TO THEM,

SHE KNOWS WHAT THEY THINK

BECAUSE SHE'S BEEN THERE.

AND YOU KNOW WHAT?

OUR SAVIOR HAS BEEN THERE,

TOO.

JESUS CAME BECAUSE WE NEEDED

SAVING.

WE NEEDED REDEEMING.

WE NEEDED TRANSFORMATION.

AND HE BECAME YOUR SIN AND

MINE.

HE TOOK IT UPON HIMSELF,

DIED ON THE CROSS,

SURRENDERING EVERYTHING HE

WAS AND EVERYTHING THAT HE

HAD, SO THAT YOU AND I COULD

BE SET FREE.

AND THAT'S WHAT HE IS

WAITING FOR.

IN YOUR HEART AND LIFE

TODAY.

THE QUESTION IS: WHAT WILL

YOU DO WITH THAT?

WILL YOU SAY YES TO HIM

TODAY?

WILL YOU TRUST HIM, EVEN

THOUGH THERE HAVE BEEN

PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE THAT

HAVE BETRAYED YOU AND HAVE

NOT BEEN WORTH TRUSTING?

TODAY IS THE DAY YOU CAN

HAVE TRANSFORMATION AND A

NEW BEGINNING.

SURRENDER YOUR LIFE TO HIM.

HOW DOES THAT WORK?

WELL, IT WORKS WITH

STARTING, JUST SAYING IT.

SAYING YOU'RE WILLING.

HE'LL COME ALONGSIDE OF YOU

AND GIVE YOU WHAT YOU NEED

TO WALK INTO THIS WITH HIM.

IT IS SCARY TO SURRENDER

WHEN YOU'VE BEEN ABUSED.

BUT ON THE OTHER SIDE OF

THAT SURRENDER IS FREEDOM.

AND YOU CAN HAVE THAT

TODAY.

THERE IS NO SIN THAT IS

STRONGER THAN HIS ABILITY TO

SET YOU FREE.

NOT ONE.

NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES

YOU'VE COMMITTED IT, NO

MATTER THE LIFESTYLE YOU'VE

LED, NO MATTER WHAT YOU'VE

POURED INTO THAT LIFE OF

SIN, HE WILL REDEEM YOU

TODAY.

AND GIVE YOU A NEW

BEGINNING, IF YOU'LL LET

HIM.

SO PRAY WITH ME.

PRAY WITH ME AND JUST MEAN

THIS IN YOUR HEART.

DON'T PRAY TO ME.

PRAY TO HIM.

LET'S PRAY TOGETHER.

JUST SAY, LORD JESUS, I AM A

SINNER IN NEED OF A SAVIOR.

I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT I HAVE

SINNED AGAINST YOU NOT ONCE,

NOT TWICE, BUT MANY, MANY

TIMES.

YOU KNOW IT ALL, LORD.

TODAY I'M GIVING YOU WHAT IS

LEFT OF MY LIFE.

I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY YOU

WANT IT, WHY YOU LOVE ME OR

WHY YOU'VE WAITED.

BUT I NEED YOU.

I WANT YOU.

SO, JESUS, BE THE SAVIOR OF

MY SOUL.

I AM SO SORRY FOR THE THINGS

I'VE DONE THAT HAVE HURT

YOU.

I'M ASKING YOU ALSO TO BE

THE LORD OF MY LIFE.

COME INTO THE CENTER OF MY

BEING.

WILL YOU TEACH ME TO THINK

YOUR THOUGHTS, HELP ME TO

SEE THINGS THROUGH YOUR

EYES.

GIVE MY HEART UNDERSTANDING

TO RECEIVE YOUR WORD AS I

READ IT.

TO UNDERSTAND YOUR LOVE AND

THEN TO BE ABLE TO SHARE IT

WITH OTHERS.

OH, GOD, CHANGE MY LIFE.

I'M ASKING YOU FOR A NEW

BEGINNING TODAY.

THANK YOU FOR LOVING ME.

THANK YOU FOR WAITING FOR

ME.

THANK YOU THAT YOUR POWER IS

ABLE TO DELIVER ME FROM

EVERYTHING IN MY LIFE THAT

IS NOT OF YOU.

I GIVE IT ALL TO YOU NOW IN

JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

IF YOU'VE JUST PRAYED THAT

PRAYER, THEN YOU HAVE BEGUN

AN EXCITING JOURNEY.

YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT'S

ABOUT TO HAPPEN TO YOU.

BUT GOD, AS HE CONTINUES TO

MAKE HIMSELF REAL TO YOU, IS

GOING TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE.

WE'D LIKE TO HELP YOU MOVE

CLOSER TO THE LORD, AND SO

WE'VE PUT TOGETHER A PACKET

JUST FOR YOU.

IT'S CALLED "A NEW DAY."

THAT'S WHAT YOU HAVE NOW,

YOU HAVE A NEW DAY, A NEW

LIFE, AND A NEW BEGINNING.

THIS IS FILLED WITH

INFORMATION FROM THE WORD OF

GOD.

HOW DO YOU GROW IN YOUR

FAITH?

HOW DOES ONE MOVE FORWARD?

THIS IS FREE AND SO IS THE

PHONE CALL TO GET IT.

IT IS ON YOUR SCREEN,

1-800-759-0700.

JUST CALL AND SAY, I PRAYED

THAT PRAYER AND I WOULD LIKE

"THE NEW DAY" PACKET.

AND WE'LL GET IT OUT TO YOU

RIGHT AWAY.

Gordon: STILL AHEAD,

SHE WAS WATCHING TV ONE

MINUTE, AND SHAKING

UNCONTROLLABLY THE NEXT.

I STARTED TO GO LIKE

THIS, AND THEN I STARTED TO

GO LIKE THAT, AND I WAS

SCARED TO DEATH BECAUSE I

DIDN'T KNOW, AND I COULDN'T

STOP.

Gordon: THIS WOMAN WAS

DIAGNOSED WITH M.S.

SEE HOW SHE WAS MIRACULOUSLY

HEALED, LATER ON TODAY'S

"700 CLUB."

I CAN TELL YOU, I'M NOT

THE ONLY PERSON HAD EVER SAT

ON A COUCH WATCHING "THE 700

CLUB" WITH A BOTTLE OF VODKA

IN MY HAND, PRAYING WITH

PAT.

THERE ARE A BUNCH OF US OUT

THERE.

IT JUST TOOK US A LONG TIME

TO GET TO THE RIGHT PLACE.

WELCOME BACK TO "THE 700

CLUB."

THE

FOOD AND DRUG

ADMINISTRATION SAYS IT IS

GETTING RID OF TRANS-FATS IN

AMERICAN FOODS FOR GOOD.

MANUFACTURERS HAVE ALREADY

ELIMINATED MANY OF THEM, BUT

THE AGENCY SAYS GETTING RID

OF THE REST COULD PREVENT

20,000 HEART ATTACKS AND

7,000 DEATHS EVERY YEAR.

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS

BRINGING MEDICAL RELIEF TO

ZANZIBAR.

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS

PARTNERING WITH THE DINA

FOUNDATION TO UTILIZE MOBILE

MEDICAL BUSES, STOCKED WITH

ALL OF THE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT

AND SUPPLIES NECESSARY TO

ESTABLISH TEMPORARY

CLINICS.

A SKILLED TEAM OF PHYSICIANS

AND NURSES HELD THE FIRST

MEDICAL CLINIC USING THE

BUS.

MANY PEOPLE TRAVELLED FROM

HOURS AWAY JUST TO BE SEEN

BY A DOCTOR.

YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE ABOUT

"OPERATION BLESSING" BY

GOING TO OB.ORG.

GORDON AND TERRY WILL BE

RIGHT BACK.

Gordon: A GREEN BERET'S

BRUSH WITH DEATH.

I WAS RIDDLED WITH

SHRAPNEL.

I SAW THE WORD, AND MY HEART

JUMPED UP IN MY THROAT.

Gordon: NEXT WEEK ON

"700 CLUB INTERACTIVE."

Gordon: TODAY THE

AVERAGE COST OF RAISING A

CHILD IN AMERICA IS MORE

THAN $240,000.

AND THAT'S AN INVESTMENT

BURT AND NATALIA ARE READY

TO MAKE, THANKS TO A

DECISION THEY MADE EARLY IN

THEIR MARRIAGE.

Reporter: BURT AND

NATALIA CAN HARDLY WAIT FOR

THE DAY THEY BRING THEIR

FIRST CHILD HOME.

IS THIS WHAT IT IS

SUPPOSED TO LOOK LIKE?

Reporter: A NEW BABY

ISN'T THE ONLY THING THEY'RE

EXCITED ABOUT.

OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS,

BURT'S REAL ESTATE BUSINESS

HAS BEEN STEADILY GROWING.

MY AVERAGE SALE HAS

INCREASED MORE THAN THREE

TIMES.

THAT MEANS THE AVERAGE

COMMISSION HAS INCREASE

PROPORTIONATELY AS WELL.

Reporter: THEY SAY IT

IS BECAUSE THEY DISCOVERED

THE SECRET TO FINANCIAL

SUCCESS.

WE HAVE SEEN PHENOMENAL

THINGS HAPPEN AS A RESULT OF

TITHING.

AND NOW AS SOON AS THE CHECK

IS DEPOSITED, WE GO ONLINE

AND START GIVING.

Reporter: THAT WASN'T

ALWAYS THE CASE.

WHEN THE COUPLE MARRIED,

BURT WAS TRYING TO BUILD UP

HIS REAL ESTATE BUSINESS

WHEN THE BOTTOM FELL OUT OF

THE HOUSING MARKET.

THERE WASN'T ENOUGHP

ENOUGH MONEY COMING IN.

WE HAD TO MOVE OUT OF OUR

HOUSE AND MOVE INTO AN

APARTMENT.

AND WE HAD TO LEASE OUR

HOUSE TO GET BY THE HARD

TIME AND FINANCIAL CRISIS.

Reporter: EVEN THOUGH

THE COUPLE HAD DOWNSIZED,

THEY STILL STRUGGLED TO MAKE

ENDS MEET.

IT WAS HARD.

INSTEAD OF BEING BUSY AND

PUTTING PEOPLE IN MY CAR AND

SHOWING THEM HOMES, I DIDN'T

HAVE MUCH TO DO.

WE WERE AT THE WORST POINT

FINANCIALLY, EMOTIONALLY,

SITTING HOME IN THE

APARTMENT WATCHING MOVIES ON

NETFLIX.

AND NATALIA SAYS, I THINK WE

SHOULD START TITHING.

Reporter: THEY HAD

HEARD ABOUT TITHING THROUGH

BIBLICAL TEACHING AND

WATCHING "THE 700 CLUB," BUT

THEY NEVER ACTED ON IT UNTIL

NOW.

WE JUST DECIDED TO GIVE

BECAUSE IT DIDN'T FEEL LIKE

10% IS GOING TO MAKE

ANYTHING WORSE.

Reporter: THEN EVEN IN

A DEPRESSED MARKET, BURT'S

REAL ESTATE BUSINESS STARTED

PICKING UP AND JUST STARTED

GETTING BETTER.

2009'S INCOME WAS BETTER

THAN '08.

WE CONTINUED TITHING 10% OFF

THE GROSS.

2010'S INCOME WAS MORE THAN

2009'S.

AND 2011 WAS HIGHER THAN

2010.

AND 2012 WAS HIGHER THAN

2011.

AND 2013 DOUBLED 2012.

Reporter: DURING THAT

TIME, THEY CONTINUED TITHING

TO THEIR CHURCH.

THEY ALSO STARTED GIVING TO

"THE 700 CLUB."

WHERE WE PUT OUR MONEY IS

WHERE OUR HEART IS.

AND SO THAT WAS A TURNING

POINT.

BUT THEN WATCHING CBN

INCREASED IT SO MUCH BECAUSE

WE SAW WHAT THAT MINISTRY

DOES FOR THE PEOPLE, AND WE

WANTED TO BE A PART OF IT.

Reporter: BURT AND

NATALIA SAY THEY'RE FINANCES

HAVE NEVER BEEN BETTER.

AND THEY HAVE SINCE MOVED

INTO A NEW HOME, JUST IN

TIME TO GET THE BABY ROOM

READY.

THEY SAY IT IS BECAUSE OF

THEIR GIVING AND GOD'S

FAITHFULNESS.

NOW TODAY WHEN WE TITHE,

IT IS NOT BLIND FAITH.

WE HAVE EXPERIENCE.

WE HAVE A TRACK RECORD WITH

HIM PROVIDING.

WHEN YOU TRUST GOD WITH THAT

MONEY, YOU'RE GOING TO END

UP TRUSTING HIM WITH EVERY

ASPECT OF YOUR LIFE, AND IT

WILL BE THE BEST DECISION

THAT YOU CAN MAKE.

Gordon: TAKE THE ZINZER

CHALLENGE AND TEST GOD,

PROVE HIM.

IT IS THE ONLY TIME WE GET

TO DO IT, IS IN OUR TITHES

AND IN OUR OFFERINGS.

AND WHEN YOU DO IT AND YOU

DO IT CONSISTENTLY, THAT'S

WHEN THE BLESSINGS COME.

AND THE ZINZER'S HAVE WALKED

THROUGH IT.

AND THEY'RE SAYING, IT IS NO

LONGER BLIND FAITH.

WE KNOW THIS WORKS, AND WE

KNOW WE CAN NOW TRUST GOD

NOT JUST WITH OUR MONEY, BUT

WITH EVERYTHING.

THAT'S WHAT IT LEADS TO.

JESUS SAID, WHERE YOUR

TREASURE IS, THERE YOUR

HEART WILL BE, ALSO.

IF YOU WANT TO PROVE YOUR

HEART IS WITH HIM, START

GIVING.

IF YOU'D LIKE TO DO THAT,

JUST CALL US.

1-800-759-0700.

AND SAY, YES, I WANT TO

START A LIFETIME OF GIVING.

I WANT TO JOIN "THE 700

CLUB."

NOW, HOW MUCH IS IT?

WELL, IT IS JUST $20 A

MONTH, 6 65 CENTS A DAY,

AND YOU JOIN WITH TENS OF

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE, JUST

LIKE THAT WONDERFUL COUPLE,

WHO SAY WE WANT TO MAKE A

DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD.

WE WANT TO HELP PEOPLE.

WE WANT TO PREACH THE GOSPEL

AROUND THE WORLD.

WE WANT TO SEE THE GOSPEL GO

OUT.

WE WANT TO SEE HELP GO OUT.

WE WANT TO SEE ALL OF THESE

THINGS HAPPEN.

IT ALL HAPPENS BECAUSE

PEOPLE LIKE YOU GIVE.

NOW, WHEN YOU CALL, ASK FOR

PLEDGE EXPRESS.

THAT'S ELECTRONIC MONTHLY

GIVING.

THE BANK DOES ALL OF THE

WORK.

THERE ARE NO CHECKS TO

WRITE, NOTHING TO MAIL IN.

WE SAVE SO MUCH ON THE PROS

SEG PROCESSING WE CAN SEND

YOU "POWER FOR LIFE."

WHEN YOU GIVE MONTHLY ON THE

GIVING PAGE, YOU

AUTOMATICALLY SIGN UP FOR

PLEDGE EXPRESS, OR ASK FOR

IT WHEN YOU CALL.

1-800-759-0700.

TERRY?

Terry: UP NEXT, WE'LL

BE PRAYING FOR YOU AND YOUR

NEEDS.

BUT FIRST, THE AMAZING STORY

OF A WOMAN WHO WAS HEALED

FROM M.S.

Terry: THERE IS NO

KNOWN CURE FOR MULTIPLE

SCLEROSIS, BUT DON'T DEL

TELL THAT TO SUE WIND.

DOCTORS WERE OUT OF OPTIONS

TO HELP HER COPE WITH THAT

DISEASE, WHEN HER PASTOR HAD

A VISION THAT CHANGED HER

PROGNOSIS COMPLETELY.

ALL OF A SUDDEN THINGS

LOOKED VERY ODD TO ME.

I LOOKED AT MY FINGERS, LIKE

THIS, AND I COULD SEE SOME

FINGERS, AND OTHERS I

COULDN'T.

AM I HAVING A STROKE?

WHAT IS THIS?

WHAT'S GOING ON?

Reporter: SUE WIND WAS

28 YEARS OLD WITH A

PROMISING CAREER WHEN THE

FIRST SYMPTOMS APPEARED.

AFTER SEVERAL TRIPS TO THE

EMERGENCY ROOM, SHE GOT

DISTURBING NEWS.

THE E.R. DOC SAID, I MUST

TELL YOU YOU HAVE A 50%

CHANCE OF HAVING M.S.

I JUST DISMISSED IT.

I SAID I DON'T HAVE TIME FOR

THAT.

I FEEL FINE.

Reporter: SHE MOVED ON

WITH HER LIFE AND CAREER,

BUT ONE NIGHT AT HOME WITH

HER HUSBAND, HER SYMPTOMS

ERUPTED.

I WAS SITTING, WATCHING

THE EVENING NEWS WITH JEFF.

AND JEFF HAS A TENDENCY TO

LIKE TO JIGGLE HIS FOOT.

SO I SAID, JEFF, STOP

JIGGLING.

AND HE SAID, I'M NOT, BUT

YOU ARE.

AND I WAS GOING LIKE THIS.

AND THEN IT STARTED TO GO

LIKE THIS.

AND THEN IT STARTED TO GO

LIKE THAT.

I WAS SCARED TO DEATH

BECAUSE I DIDN'T KNOW AND I

COULDN'T STOP.

Reporter: HER FAMILY

DOCTOR CONFIRMED HER FEARS.

SHE SAYS, I THINK THIS IS

M.S.

MY BREATH JUST WENT OUT OF

ME.

I COULDN'T BREATHE.

HOW COULD THIS BE?

MY WHOLE LIFE IS JUST BEFORE

MY EYES, AND I'M SAYING

EVERYTHING IS GONE.

THERE WAS A COMPLETE

DARKNESS IN OUR LIVES.

A COMPLETE DEPRESSION IN OUR

LIVES.

Reporter: HER

NEUROLOGIST FOUND LESIONS ON

HER BRAIN AND IMMEDIATELY

STARTED TREATMENT FOR

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS.

WITHIN A FEW MONTHS, SHE WAS

FORCED TO RETIRE ON

DISABILITY.

IT WAS JUST CONTINUING ON

WITH THIS RELENTLESS

ATTACK.

THERE WAS NO HELPFUL BRANCH

TO GRAB ON TO.

I COULDN'T SLOW IT DOWN.

THE TREMORS STARTED IN APRIL

OF 1996.

AND BY AUGUST I NEEDED

FOREARM CRUTCHES TO WALK.

I WAS LOSING HER.

Reporter: SUE JOINED AN

M.S. SUPPORT GROUP TO COPE

WITH THE DISEASE.

SHE MADE FRIENDS WITH A

WOMAN THERE WHO INVITED HER

AND JEFF TO CHURCH.

WE WERE VERY SKEPTICAL AT

FIRST.

ME, I WAS NEW AGE, BUDDHISM,

HINDUISM, ALL OF THAT MIXED

TOGETHER.

AND JEFF IS AN ATHEIST.

SO WHAT ARE WE DOING SITTING

IN A PEW.

I WAS AGREEING BECAUSE I

THOUGHT IT WILL DISTRACT HER

FROM THE PAIN AND THE AGONY

OF M.S.

BUT THEY WERE SO NICE TO

US.

AND WE JUST DECIDED WE

WANTED TO GO BACK AGAIN.

AND THEN WE WENT BACK EVERY

SUNDAY.

IT STIRRED US.

WE WERE BEING STIRRED.

WE WERE BEING TOUCHED BY

GOD.

I WANTED TO COMMIT MYSELF TO

HIM.

Reporter: THEY MET WITH

THE PASTOR TO FIND OUT

MORE.

HE TOOK US THROUGH A

MEMBERSHIP CLASS, AND I

LEARNED ABOUT GRACE.

AND SO WE GOT UP IN FRONT OF

THE WHOLE CHURCH AND SAID,

WE BELIEVE JESUS CHRIST IS

THE SON OF GOD.

IT WAS LIFE-CHANGING.

LIFE-CHANGING.

Reporter: AS SUE GREW

SPIRITUALLY, HER HEALTH WAS

DETERIORATING.

THE DOCTORS OFFERED HER

CHEMOTHERAPY TO SLOW DOWN

THE DISEASE.

I GOT SO SICK.

I JUST SAID TO JEFF, I DON'T

THINK I CAN DO THIS

ANYMORE.

I REALLY WANT TO STOP.

WITHIN JUST A FEW WEEKS OF

STOPPING THE CHEMOTHERAPY,

EVERYTHING INTENSIFIED.

EVERYTHING WENT DOWNHILL.

THAT WAS VERY DIFFICULT.

IT WAS A VERY DIFFICULT

TIME.

Reporter: ONE SUNDAY

HER PASTOR SHOCKED THE

CONGREGATION.

HE WAS STANDING IN THE

PULPIT AND SAID, I'M GOING

TO STICK MY NECK OUT.

I'VE HAD A VISION.

AND IN IT, SUE, YOU ARE

HEALED.

AND I DIDN'T BELIEVE HEALING

WAS FOR TODAY.

AND YET MY FACE LIT UP AND I

SMILED.

Reporter: SUE'S DOUBT

DIDN'T STOP HER PASTOR, AND

HE MET WITH HER AND JEFF

REGULARLY FOR BIBLE STUDY.

HE SAID THE FIRST THING

WE NEED TO DO IS GO TO

HEBREWS 3: 8.

READ IT OUT LOUD.

AND THE MINUTE I READ

JESUS CHRIST IS THE SAME

YESTERDAY, TODAY, AND

FOREVER, I WAS IMMEDIATELY

CONVICTED THAT I HAD LIMITED

GOD.

I WAS SAYING, HE DOESN'T DO

THAT.

AND THIS WORD WAS TELLING

ME, OH, YEAH, HE DOES.

Reporter: SHE BEGAN

READING HEALING SCRIPTURES,

AND WITH EACH ADVICE FROM

THEIR PASTOR, SUE'S FAITH

FOR HEALING GREW.

I HAD FAITH.

AND I WAS, LIKE, OH, YEAH,

YEAH, HE'S GOING TO DO IT.

I WENT TO BED THIS ONE

NIGHT, AND A WAVE OF DOUBT.

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE.

M.S. IS INCURABLE.

YOU'RE FOOLING YOURSELF.

YOU'RE NOT WORTHY, AND ON

AND ON.

I WAS CRUSHED.

ALL OF MY FAITH, IT SEEMED,

WENT RIGHT OUT THE WINDOW.

AND I HEARD IN MY HEART,

YOU'RE SINKING IN A SEA OF

DOUBT.

AND I KNEW IT WAS THE LORD.

I KNEW IT WAS HIS VOICE.

Reporter: SUE WENT

DOWNSTAIRS AND READ HER

BIBLE.

AND ALL OF A SUDDEN I

FELT A SENSATION THAT I HAD

NOT FELT BEFORE.

I FELT LITTLE, MAYBE TINY

TOUCHES, NOTHING LIKE THIS.

IT WAS LIKE OIL WAS BEING

POURED ON MY HEAD FROM THE

INSIDE AND IT WAS SLOWLY

DEFUSING DOWN THROUGH

EVERYTHING, OUT TO THE

FINGERTIPS, DOWN TO THE

TOES.

EVERYTHING.

AND I KNEW THAT AS IT WAS

HAPPENING, IT WAS JESUS.

AND HE WAS HEALING ME.

EVERYTHING WRONG SET RIGHT,

JUST RIGHT DOWN THROUGH MY

BODY.

AND I KNEW I WAS HEALED.

I WOKE UP THE NEXT MORNING,

AND I FELT LIKE I'VE BEEN

PLUGGED INTO A SUPER

CHARGER.

I'M, LIKE, THERE IS POWER IN

ME I HAVE NEVER FELT

BEFORE.

AND THIS IS A WHOLE NEW

THING.

OH, MY GOODNESS, WHAT HAS

HAPPENED.

Reporter: AS HER NEXT

VISIT TO THE NEUROLOGIST,

THE DOCTOR CONFIRMED HER

MIRACLE.

HE LOOKED IN MY EYES

FIRST.

AND THERE WAS DAMAGE IN MY

LEFT EYE THAT WAS VISIBLE

WITH A OPTHALMASCOPE, AND IT

WAS GONE.

AND HE SAID, THIS IS GOD.

HE TESTED MY WHOLE BODY, AND

DID ALL OF THE USUAL,

NEUROLOGICAL TESTS.

AND THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE OF

ANY NEUROLOGICAL PROBLEM.

Reporter: FOR MORE THAN

A DECADE, SUE HAS BEEN FREE

OF M.S.

SHE AND JEFF HAVE STARTED A

MINISTRY, USING HER MIRACLE

TO SHARE JESUS WITH OTHERS.

WHAT I REALLY WANT IS FOR

OTHERS TO KNOW HIM

INTIMATELY.

I PRAY THAT WHEN I SPEAK TO

THEM, AND WHEN I GIVE THEM

MY TESTIMONY, IT MAKES THEM

HUNGRY, AND THAT THEY WANT

TO PURSUE GOD.

HE IS JUST ENDLESS.

AND WHAT HE DOES IS

ENDLESS.

AND WITH HIM NOTHING IS

IMPOSSIBLE.

Terry: I LOVE THIS

STORY BECAUSE IT WASN'T THAT

SHE SOMEHOW DEVELOPED A DEEP

ENOUGH FAITH OR GOT GOOD

ENOUGH OR RAN THROUGH A

LITANY OF PRACTICES THAT

SOMEHOW QUALIFIED HER FOR

HEALING.

GOD MET HER RIGHT AT HER

POINT OF NEED.

BUT WHEN SHE FELT DOUBT, SHE

SAID, NO, I'M TRUSTING YOU.

AND SHE DREW CLOSER AND

CLOSER TO GOD.

WE WANT TO PRAY FOR YOU

RIGHT NOW.

THERE ARE MANY OF YOU WHO

HAVE NEEDS AND YOU'RE

SAYING, I WANT THAT.

GOD SEES YOU AND HE KNOWS

YOUR NEED.

HERE IS ANOTHER WONDERFUL

STORY OF GOD'S POWER.

FOR OVER 30 YEARS, DOUGLAS

SUFFERED WITH HEPATITIS

"C."

IN DECEMBER OF 2012, HIS

BLOOD WORK SHOWED EVIDENCE

OF THE DISEASE.

THEN LAST JANUARY HE WAS

WATCHING THIS PROGRAM,

GORDON, HE HEARD YOU GIVE

THIS WORD OF KNOWLEDGE, "JUV

YOU'VE GOT A BLOOD DISORDER

WHERE YOU'VE GOT A LOW WHITE

CELL COUNT.

YOU'RE VERY CONCERNED, AND

VERY SUSCEPTIBLE TO

INFECTION.

GOD IS HEALING AND RESTORING

YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM.

JUST RECEIVE IT NOW IN

JESUS' NAME."

DOUGLAS CLAIMED HIS

HEALING.

TWO MONTHS LATER HE WENT

BACK TO HAVE THIS BLOOD

TESTED.

HIS DOCTOR WAS CONFOUNDED

WHEN THE REPORT CAME BACK.

IT VERIFIED HE WAS FREE FROM

HEPATITIS "C."

Gordon: JESUS THE SAME

TODAY AND YESTERDAY.

IN ARKANSAS, LORI FELL DOWN

A FLIGHT OF STAIRS WAY BACK

IN 1999.

THE INJURY CAUSED HER TO

DEVELOP A PROBLEM WITH HER

SCIATIC NERVE.

SHE WOULD FEEL PAIN IN HER

HIP THAT WOULD TRAVEL DOWN

HER LEG, INTO HER FOOT.

A FEW MONTHS AGO THE PAIN

BECAME CONSTANT.

THEN SHE WAS WATCHING "THE

700 CLUB."

TERRY, YOU HAD A WORD.

YOU'VE GOT A SCIATIC NERVE

PROBLEM.

LATELY IT HAS BEEN MUCH MORE

PREVALENT, AND GOD IS

HEALING THAT CONDITION FOR

YOU.

JUST RECEIVE THAT FROM HIM

TODAY.

LORI CLAIMED THE WORD FOR

HERSELF.

SUDDENLY ALL OF THE PAIN WAS

GONE, AND SHE HASN'T HAD A

PROBLEM SINCE.

GOD WANTS TO WORK MIRACLES.

LISTEN TO WHAT THAT STORY

SAID.

DON'T BE DROWNING IN A SEA

OF DOUBT.

WHEN THE BIBLE ANNOUNCES HE

HEALS ALL OF OUR DISEASES,

GOD MEANS IT.

AND WITH HIM, THERE IS NO

SHADOW OF DOUBT.

BUT WHEN THAT IS ANNOUNCED

OVER YOU, GOD HEALS ALL YOUR

DISEASES, WHAT COMES TO

MIND?

IS THERE A DOUBT?

ARE YOU WONDERING, ARE YOU

GOOD ENOUGH?

ARE YOU WONDERING HAVE YOU

PRAYED ENOUGH?

HAVE YOU BELIEVED ENOUGH?

HAVE YOU DONE THIS?

DO THE DOUBTS COME?

OR DO THE ARGUMENTS COME

THAT SOMEHOW YOU HAVE TO

CONVINCE GOD.

WHAT ABOUT MY CHILDREN?

WHAT ABOUT THIS?

ARE YOU ARGUING WITH HIM?

DO YOU THINK YOU HAVE TO

CONVINCE HIM, TO BE GOOD

ENOUGH, FOR HIM TO TURN AND

DO WHAT HE HAS ALREADY

PROMISED TO DO?

LET ALL OF THOSE DOUBTS JUST

FADE AWAY.

AND LET HIM COME TO YOU.

JESUS IS THE AUTHOR AND THE

FINISHER OF YOUR FAITH.

IT'S NOT SOMETHING THAT YOU

DRUM UP.

IT IS SOMETHING THAT HE

GIVES TO YOU.

AND IT COMES WHEN HIS

PRESENCE OVERWHELMS YOU.

THAT HE IS IN YOU, HE IS ALL

AROUND YOU.

NOW, THE BIBLE SAYS IN HIM

WE LIVE AND MOVE AND HAVE

OUR BEING.

SO HE IS ALREADY THERE.

ALL WE HAVE TO HAVE IS OUR

EYES OPEN, OUR EARS OPEN,

AND A HEART OF

UNDERSTANDING.

AND WHEN WE HAVE THAT, WELL

THEN HE TURNS.

AND HE HEALS OUR DISEASE.

JUST BELIEVE.

TERRY AND I ARE GOING TO

PRAY.

JUST BELIEVE.

IF YOU HAVE DOUBTS, START

DOUBTING YOUR DOUBTS.

AND LET'S JUST UNDERSTAND

THAT GOD WANTS TO HEAL YOU

TODAY.

LET'S PRAY.

LORD, WE JUST COME TO YOU.

AND WE ASK FOR YOUR PRESENCE

TO BE MANIFEST.

WE ASK THE LIGHT OF YOUR

PRESENCE WOULD JUST DAWN ON

THEM.

THAT THE SWITCH WOULD TURN

ON.

AND THE SCALES WOULD FAIL

OFF OF THEIR EYES AND THEY

WOULD BE ABLE TO SEE, THEY

WOULD BE ABLE TO HEAR, AND

THEY WOULD BE ABLE TO

UNDERSTAND THE GREATNESS OF

YOUR POWER TOWARDS US WHO

BELIEVE.

AND SO, LORD, RIGHT NOW WE

JUST ASK THAT WE WOULD BE

ABLE TO REACH OUT AND TOUCH

AND UNDERSTAND THE GREATNESS

OF YOUR POWER.

FILL US TO OVERFLOWING.

AND WE JOIN IN AGREEMENT,

AND WE SAY TO THESE DISEASES

NOW, BE HEALED AND BE MADE

WHOLE.

THESE SPIRITS OF INFIRMITY,

YOU MUST LEAVE NOW.

YOU HAVE NO HOLD HERE, YOU

HAVE NO AUTHORITY.

IN JESUS' NAME, GO NOW.

FOR SOMEONE, YOU'VE GOT

BURNING IN YOUR LUNGS, AND

IT IS RELATED TO A SEVERE

ASTHMA CONDITION.

IT'S VERY DIFFICULT FOR YOU

TO BREATHE.

AND THERE IS CONSTRICTED

BREATHING, ALMOST ON A

CONTINUOUS BASIS.

GOD IS RESTORING YOU RIGHT

NOW.

YOU JUST FELT THAT GOING TO

YOUR LUNGS, AND JUST TAKE IN

A DEEP BREATH AND REALIZE

YOU ARE FREE.

AND IT'S NEVER GOING TO COME

BACK.

YOU'RE SET FREE NOW.

YOU'RE HEALED NOW.

TERRY?

Terry: RHEUMATOID

ARTHRITIS AND OSTEOPOROSIS,

THE PAIN IS GONE.

RISE UP AND WALK STRAIGHT.

Gordon: AMEN.

IF YOU'VE BEEN TOUCHED, GIVE

US A CALL.

WE'RE HERE FOR YOU IF YOU

NEED PRAYER,

1-800-759-0700.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM PSALMS: "I WILL

TRUST IN THE SHELTER OF YOUR

WING."

FOR TERRY, FOR ME, FOR JOHN,

FOR ALL OF US, GOD BLESS

YOU.

WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN NEXT

WEEK.

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