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The 700 Club - Nov. 19, 2013

A three-sport star athlete in high school, Michael was preparing for a high-octane future when a car accident shattered his dreams. Plus, NFL Hall of Fame running back Emmitt Smith shares his journey of faith on the backdrop of an amazing ... Read Transcript


THEY DIDN'T MAKE IT.

A THREE-SPORT STAR.

COMPETING FOR HIS LIFE.

IT WAS ONE WEEK AWAY.

I'M THINKING, WHAT'S GOING

TO HAPPEN TO MY BABY.

PLUS...

I WAS IMAGINING I EMMETT

SMITH DOING EXACTLY WHAT

THEY WERE DOING.

THE NFL'S ALL-TIME

LEADING CRUSHER, WE'LL HIT

THE DANCE FLOOR WITH EMMETT

SMITH.

IT WAS COMPLETELY OUT OF

MY COMFORT ZONE.

ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB."

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[APPLAUSE]

Pat: WELL, WELCOME TO

THIS EDITION OF "THE 700

CLUB."

AFTER BRUTAL STORMS KNOCKED

OUT POWER, AND FLATTENED

ENTIRE NEIGHBORHOODS AND

DESTROYED CHERISHED

POSSESSIONS, FAMILIES IN THE

MIDWEST ARE STARTING TO

REBUILD THEIR LIVES.

Terry: THOUSANDS ARE

HOMELESS, AND AT LEAST EIGHT

PEOPLE HAVE DIED.

AS CHARLENE ISRAEL REPORTS,

IT COULD HAVE BEEN MUCH

WORSE.

Reporter: THE LATE

SEASON OUTBREAK OF TORNADOES

AND POWERFUL STORMS

STRETCHED ACROSS 12 STATES.

NOW RESIDENTS ARE PICKING

THROUGH THE REMAINS OF THEIR

HOMES.

EVERY MINUTE I TURN

AROUND, I'M CRYING.

I DON'T KNOW.

I DON'T HAVE A HOUSE.

THIS IS THE DEADLIEST

SERIES OF TORNADOES ILLINOIS

HAS EVER HAD IN THE MONTH OF

NOVEMBER.

Reporter: ILL NOISE

ILLINOIS WAS THE HARDEST

HIT.

BUT THINGS COULD HAVE BEEN

MUCH WORSE.

ENTIRE NEIGHBORHOODS ARE

FLATTENED, BUT THE DEATH

TOLL REMAINS LOW.

TELEVISION AND RADIO

WARNINGS COMBINED WITH TEXT

ALERTS AND SIRENS, ALERTED

MANY PEOPLE TO STORMS AHEAD

OF TIME.

BUT THERE WAS ANOTHER FACTOR

THAT CONTRIBUTED TO THE

RELATIVELY LOW DEATH TOLL.

MANY FAMILIES WERE AT

CHURCH.

IN WASHINGTON, ILLINOIS,

SERVICES WERE JUST GETTING

STARTED AT CROSSROADS

METHODIST CHURCH, WHEN THE

TORNADO WARNINGS CAME OVER

THEIR CELL PHONES BY TEXT.

WE GOT EVERYBODY INTO OUR

SHELTERS AND BUNG CERD

DOWN. BUNG-- BUNKERED DOWN, AND

LADIES WERE SINGING AND

PRAYING.

AND I HEARD A FREI FREIGHT

TRAIN SOUND.

Reporter: 30 FAMILIES

FROM THE CHURCH LOST THEIR

HOMES, BUT SO FAR NO DEATHS

OR MAJOR INJURIES.

NOW THE CHURCH IS LOOKING TO

REBUILD ITS COMMUNITY BY

PROVIDING TEMPORARY SHELTER

AND STOCKING UP ON BOTTLED

WATER, CANNED FOODS, AND

OTHER STAPLES TO GIVE AWAY

TO THOSE IN NEED.

WE'RE FROM HERE.

WE'RE GOING TO STICK IT

OUT.

WE'LL REBUILD, AND WE'LL

CARE AND LOVE.

AT LEAST THEY KNOW WE CARE

THE MOST FOR ANYBODY.

Reporter: CBN'S

"OPERATION BLESSING" HAS AN

AN ADVANCED TEAM ON THE

GROUND IN WASHINGTON,

ILLINOIS, ASSESSING NEEDS

AND MAKING PLANS TO HELP THE

COMMUNNITY.

"OPERATION BLESSING" WILL

BE NETWORKING WITH THE

PASTORS AND CHURCH LEADERS,

AS WELL AS LOCAL EMERGENCY

MANAGEMENT TO SEE HOW WE CAN

PROVIDE THE CHURCHES WITH

CASH GRANTS AND CLEAN UP,

GIVE SUPPLIES, AND WORK WITH

THE LOCAL AGENCIES TO SEE

WHAT WE CAN DO TO HELP WITH

VOLUNTEER COORDINATION, IF

THAT'S NEEDED.

Reporter: CHARLENE

ISRAEL, CBN NEWS.

Pat: OUR PRAYERS GO

OUT.

"OPERATION BLESSING" WILL BE

THERE DOING WHAT IT CAN.

OH, WHAT A TRAGEDY.

SHIFTING GEARS A LITTLE

BIT.

DO YOU KNOW WHAT THE OLDEST

BOOK IN PRINT IN AMERICA

IS?

Terry: I HAVE NO IDEA.

Pat: I KNOW BECAUSE

SOMEBODY SENT ME A CATALOG

BECAUSE THEY WERE SELLING

IT.

IF THEY THINK I CAN BUY IT,

THEY'RE CRAZY.

Terry: IT MUST BE VERY

EXPENSIVE.

Pat: THIS IS A COPY OF

THE BAY PSALM BOOK FROM THE

EARLY DAYS OF OUR NATION.

THE OLDEST PRINTED BOOK --

Terry: IN AMERICA?

Pat: -- IN AMERICA.

AND SOTHEBYS HAS GOT IT NOW

ON SALE.

IF YOU WANT TO GET AN OLD

BOOK -- HERE IS A COVER PAGE

FOR YOU.

YOU CAN GET A CLOSEUP OF

THAT.

Terry: IT'S BEAUTIFUL.

Pat: WHAT WOULD YOU

LIKE TO PAY FOR THAT

TREASURE TO HAVE IN YOUR

HOME?

Terry: WHAT WOULD I

LIKE TO PAY, OR WHAT DO I

THINK IT IS WORTH.

Pat: EITHER ONE.

Terry: THOSE WOULD BE

TWO DIFFERENT THINGS.

VALUE, I CAN'T IMAGINE.

IT MUST BE -- I DON'T

KNOW --

Pat: IT'S A BOOK.

IT'S A BOOK WITH OLD TEXT

AND OLD TYPE.

Terry: BUT IS IT A

ONE-OF-A-KIND?

Pat: SURE IT IS A

ONE-OF-A-KIND.

IT'S THE OLDEST.

IT IS A BAY PSALM BOOK FROM

THE BAYCO BAY COLONY.

Terry: A MILLION

DOLLARS, MAYBE?

Pat: WOULD YOU BELIEVE

$15 MILLION TO $30 MILLION.

Terry: WOW!

AND YOU'RE NOT BUYING?

WHAT'S UP WITH THAT?

Pat: WELL, MY WIFE

WOULDN'T LET ME.

[LAUGHTER]

Pat: I SAID, HONEY,

THIS WOULD LIKE SO NICE IN

OUR LIBRARY?

WOULDN'T YOU LIKE TO PUT IT

ON YOUR BOOK SHELF.

Terry: IT'S QUITE A --

Pat: I DON'T KNOW WHERE

YOU WOULD PUT IT.

I THOUGHT I WOULD SHOW YOU A

LITTLE BIT OF AMERICANA.

THE PSALM BOOK.

WHEN THEY WERE PRINTING IN

THE EARLY AMERICA, THEY

WANTED TO SING THE PSALMS,

AND READ THE BIBLE.

THAT'S THE FIRST PRINTED

BOOK IN AMERICA.

INTERESTING?

Terry: VERY.

Pat: THE AMERICAN

PEOPLE ARE RENDERING THEIR

VERDICT ON OUR PRESIDENT AND

HIS SPECIAL HEALTH CARE

LAW.

AND THE VERDICT DOESN'T LOOK

GOOD.

JOHN JESSUP HAS THAT STORY

FROM WASHINGTON.

HERE IS JOHN.

Reporter: PAT, THE

BUNGLED ROLLOUT OF OBAMACARE

AND BROKEN PROMISES ABOUT

PEOPLE BEING ABLE TO KEEP

THEIR INSURANCE ARE TAKING A

HEAVY TOLL ON THE

PRESIDENT'S APPROVAL

RATINGS.

A NEW "WASHINGTON POST" POLL

PUTS HIS APPROVAL RATING AT

42%.

AND 55% DISAPPROVE, A NEW

RECORD HIGH FOR HIS

PRESIDENCY.

47% SEE HIM AS HONEST AND

TRUSTWORTHY, AND 56%

DISAPPROVE OF HIS HANDLING

OF THE OBAMACARE ROLLOUT.

AND THE POLL SHOW IF THE

2012 ELECTION WERE TO BE

TODAY, MITT ROMNEY WOULD BE

LEADING.

THE WHITE HOUSE HAS SET A

NOVEMBER 30th DEADLINE TO

FIX THE OBAMACARE WEBSITE,

BUT THE REPUBLICANS SAY THE

DAMAGE IS ALREADY DONE.

MY CONSTITUENTS ARE

WRITING ME ABOUT

CANCELLATION NOTICES OF

PLANS THEY WANTED TO KEEP

AND RISING PREMIUMS.

Reporter: REPUBLICANS

ARE COUNTING ON NEXT YEAR'S

CONGRESSIONAL ELECTIONS

TURNING INTO A REFERENDUM ON

THE HEALTH CARE LAW.

PAT, DO YOU THINK THERE IS

ANYTHING THE PRESIDENT COULD

DO?

Pat: THE BEST THING

WOULD BE HONEST AND TO

CANCEL THE WHOLE MESS.

SAY, LOOK, WE MADE A

MISTAKE.

I APOLOGIZE.

I'M GOING TO CANCEL IT ALL,

SEND IT BACK TO CRES

CONGRESS, AND SEE IF THEY

CAN'T GIVE THE PEOPLE WHAT

THEY NEEDED.

IF HE DID THAT, HE WOULD BE

A HERO.

BUT HE'S NOT GOING TO DO

IT.

HE'S GOING TO FIGHT FOR IT.

THERE IS A STORY IN

DRUDGE -- DRUDGE IS ALL

KINDS OF NEWS.

DO YOU LOOK AT "DRUDGE?"

Terry: NOT USUALLY.

LET'S BE HONEST.

Pat: I'M SHOWING YOU

THE DEPTHS OF MY

INTELLECTUAL POVERTY.

BUT IN ANY EVENT, THEY HAD A

QUOTE FROM HIM.

HE WAS SPEAKING TO A GROUP

OF THE FAITHFUL.

HE SAID 100 MILLION PEOPLE

HAVE SIGNED UP.

AND PEOPLE ARE SAYING IS HE

STILL SMOKING GRASS?

WHAT IS IT THAT IS GOING

ON?

100MILLION?

IS HE DUMB?

IS HE OUT OF IT?

IS THAT A SLIP AND THEY'RE

TRYING TO COVER IT UP?

HE'S THE PRESIDENT.

HE IS NOT SUPPOSED TO SAY

THINGS LIKE THAT.

Terry: WOW!

Pat: IN ANY EVENT, WHAT

COULD HE DO?

HE COULD SAY I MADE A

TERRIBLE MISTAKE.

NANCY PELOSI SAYS WE'RE

GOING TO COVER IT UP.

AND DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ

SAYS WE'RE GOING TO RUN

PROUDLY ON THE HEALTH CARE

LAW.

AND THE REPUBLICANS ARE JUST

LICKING THEIR LIPS WITH GLEE

OF WHAT MAY BE HAPPENING.

JOHN?

Reporter: PAT, A NEW

REPORT SAYS THE WHITE HOUSE

WAS WARNED AS FAR BACK AS

LATE MARCH THAT THE

OBAMACARE WEBSITE ROLLOUT

WAS FACING SERIOUS RISKS.

THE CONSULTING FIRM OF

McKENZIE AND COMPANY

SHOWED SEVERAL POTENTIAL

PROBLEMS FOR THE WEBSITE,

ALONG WITH OBAMACARE'S

CALL-IN CENTERS.

THE FIRM BRIEFED TOP

ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS,

INCLUDING KATHLEEN

SEBELIUS.

THE HOUSE ENERGY AND

COMMERCE COMMITTEE RELEASED

THE REPORT.

THEY SAY IT IS EVIDENCE THAT

DESPITE WHITE HOUSE

ASSURANCES THAT EVERYTHING

WAS GOING FINE, THEY SHOULD

HAVE KNOWN OBAMACARE WAS

FACING SERIOUS PROBLEMS.

PRESIDENT OBAMA IS TRYING TO

GET KEY SENATORS FROM BOTH

PARTIES TO BACK OFF ON

IMPOSING NEW SANCTIONS ON

IRAN.

THE WHITE HOUSE IS TRYING TO

WORK OUT A DEAL WITH IRAN ON

ITS NUCLEAR PROGRAM, BUT

SOME SENATORS WANT NEW

SANCTIONS BECAUSE THEY

BELIEVE IT WILL HELP IRAN

SLOW DOWN ITS ACTIVITIES.

THE WHITE HOUSE AND STATE

DEPARTMENT ARGUE THEY'RE

CLOSE TO AN AGREEMENT WITH

IRAN.

ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER

BENJAMIN NETANYAHU CALLS IT

A BAD DEAL.

PAT?

Pat: THERE WAS A BIG

ARTICLE TODAY THAT THE

IRANIAN GAS COMPANY -- IT IS

A HUGE MONEY-MAKER FOR THEM,

AND THEY'RE SHIPPING GAS TO

TURKEY AND ALL OF THESE

OTHER COUNTRIES, AND THEIR

COMPANY IS SO BADLY

MISMANAGED, AND THE

SANCTIONS ARE STARTING TO

BITE REALLY HARD, THAT THIS

HUGE COMPANY IS IN THE

PROCESS OF DECLARING

BANKRUPTCY.

THAT'S THE KIND OF THING

THAT SANCTIONS ARE SUPPOSED

TO DO.

THEY'RE BITING HARD.

AND IF THESE ANXIETIES CAN

CRIPPLE THE IRANIAN ECONOMY,

THEN THE IRANIAN GOVERNMENT

IS GOING TO BE FORCED TO SAY

WE WILL GIVE UP OUR NUCLEAR

AMBITIONS.

BUT YESTERDAY WE DID A STORY

THAT THE SAUDIS HAVE SAID WE

WILL ALLOW THE ISRAELIS TO

REFUEL ON OUR SOIL.

AND, LET ME TELL YOU, I WAS

IN A PLANE ONCE UPON A TIME

COMING FROM AFRICA.

WE HAD A FLIGHT PLAN ACROSS

SAUDI ARABIA.

AND WHEN WE GOT NEAR THEIR

SURE, THEY SAID YOU TURN

AROUND.

IF YOU TRY TO COME ACROSS,

WE WILL SHOOT YOU DOWN.

IT IS THAT KIND OF THING

WITH SAUDI ARABIA.

NOW THEY SAID TO THE

ISRAELIS YOU CAN BRING YOUR

JET BOMBERS DOWN TO OUR AIR

SPACE, REFUEL, AND GO AHEAD

TO HIT IRAN.

Terry: THERE OUGHT TO

BE A MESSAGE IN THAT?

Pat: A BIG MESSAGE.

NETANYAHU SAID, WE LIVE IN

THIS REGION.

THIS IS OUR NEIGHBORHOOD.

WE UNDERSTAND THE DANGERS.

BUT TO LOOSEN SANCTIONS NOW

WOULD BE AN ACT OF FOLLY.

AND YOU ASK YOURSELF, WHAT

IS GOING ON IN WASHINGTON?

WHY DON'T THEY GET IT?

JOHN?

Reporter: PAT, MILLIONS

OF CHRISTIANS AROUND THE

WORLD ARE PRAYING FOR THE

PEACE OF JERUSALEM, BUT

THERE IS ALSO A PRAYER

MOVEMENT GOING ON IN THE

CITY ITSELF.

AS CHRIS MITCHELL SHOWS US,

CHRISTIANS FROM INDIA

RECENTLY DEDICATED A PRAYER

CENTER IN THE HEART OF

JERUSALEM.

WE DEDICATE THIS TOWER IN

THE GLORY OF GOD.

Reporter: SEVERAL YEARS

AGO, DR. PAUL DENAKAREN

DECIDED TO ESTABLISH THE

ISRAEL PRAYER TOWER IN

JERUSALEM.

MY HEART IS OVERWHELMED

WITH JOY.

AND I SAY THANK YOU, JESUS.

YOU ALLOW ME FOR THE WORK

YOU HAVE GIVEN ME FOR THE

NATIONS OF THE WORLD.

Reporter: ONE OF THE

MAIN GOALS IS SPECIFIC

PRAYER FOR THE NATIONS OF

THE WORL.

TO PRAY FOR THE PEOPLE,

FOR THEM TO RE RECEIVE THE

GOSPEL, AND FOR THE NATIONS

TO RECEIVE SOLUTIONS FOR THE

PROBLEMS OF HUMANITY IN EACH

NATION.

Reporter: SOME SEE THIS

AS A FULFILLMENT OF

PROPHECY.

THERE IS NO CITY ON THE

PLANET THAT GOD SAYS TO PRAY

FOR EXCEPT JERUSALEM.

PSALM 126.

WE'RE SEEING THAT COME TO

PASS.

NATIONS ARE COMING UP TO

JERUSALEM AS PROPHESIED IN

ZECHARIAH.

I BELIEVE WHEN GOD IS ABOUT

TO DO SOMETHING BIG, HE

PREPARES A GREAT ARMY OF

INTERCESSORS TO PARTNER WITH

HIM, TO BRING HIS PURPOSES

ABOUT.

SO THAT GIVES ME A LOT OF

EXCITEMENT ABOUT WHAT IS

HAPPENING.

AND WE SEE PEOPLE FROM

INDIA, PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER

THE WORLD NOW, COMING UP TO

PRAYER.

Reporter: THIS PRAYER

CENTER IS ONE OF SEVERAL IN

THE CITY.

CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

JERUSALEM.

*

Reporter: AND, PAT,

GIVEN THE ISSUES FACING

ISRAEL TODAY, THOSE PRAYERS

ARE NEEDED NOW, AS NEVER

BEFORE.

Pat: PAUL'S FATHER IS A

DEAR, DEAR FRIEND OF MINE,

AND PAUL IS, TOO.

AND HE HAS DONE A SPLENDID

JOB.

HE HAS A PRAYER CENTER IN

TORONTO AND VARIOUS OTHER

PLACES, WHERE HE WANTS

PEOPLE PRAYING FOR THE

WORLD.

Terry: COMING UP, IT IS

NOT JUST A HABITAT FOR

HUMANITY.

IT IS A HABITAT FOR HEROS.

DEMOCRATS DON'T ALWAYS

AGREE IN WASHINGTON, NEWS

FLASH, BUT ONE THING WE COME

TOGETHER ON IS TO FIND HELP

FOR WOUNDED VETERANS.

Terry: HEAR HOW ONE

GROUP IS HELPING VETS AND

ANSWERING PRAYERS, NEXT.

*

Pat: LIFE IN THE

MILITARY CAN BE A MATTER OF

LIFE OR DEATH.

BUT FOR MANY OF AMERICA'S

WOUNDED WARRIORS, LIFE AFTER

THEIR TIME OF SERVICE IS NOT

JUST CHALLENGING, IT CAN BE

LIFE-THREATENING AS WELL.

BUT AS DAVID BRODY REPORTS,

MANY AMERICANS ARE GIVING

THEM THE HELP THEY NEED.

AND THIS IS AN AMAZING

STORY.

Reporter: THERE IS NO

PLACE LIKE HOME, AND FOR

SERGEANT J.D. WILLIAMS AND

HIS FAMILY, HAVING A PLACE

TO CALL THEIR OWN HAS BEEN A

LONG TIME COMING.

I THINK HALF OF MY

DAUGHTER'S LIFE SHE GREW UP

IN A HOTEL ROOM.

IT'S BEEN PRETTY STRESSFUL

FOR THE PAST COUPLE YEARS

I'VE BEEN INJURED.

Reporter: ON

OCTOBER 9th, 2010, WILLIAM

STEPPED ON AN I.E.D., AND

THE EXPLOSION TOOK BOTH LEGS

AND AN ARM.

I REMEMBER ROLLING OVER

ON MY BACK AND LOOKING AT

MISE HANDS MY HANDS AND IT

WAS ALL COVERED IN BLOOD.

LOOKED OVER AT MY RIGHT ARM

AND NOTICED IT WAS GONE.

AND STARTED TAKING CONTACT

FROM THE ENEMY.

WE WEREN'T SURE EXACTLY

WHAT HIS INJURIES WERE, WHAT

WAS GOING TO HAPPEN, IF HE

WAS GOING TO MAKE IT.

Reporter: HE DID MAKE

IT, BUT THE ROAD BACK HAS

BEEN SLOW AND LONG.

SOMEONE GAVE ME THE

ADVICE WHEN ALL OF THIS

FIRST HAPPENED, THINGS WILL

BE BETTER TOMORROW.

TODAY MIGHT NOT BE THE

GREATEST DAY, BUT TOMORROW

WILL BE BETTER, SO DON'T

GIVE UP.

Reporter: AND IT HAS

BEEN FULL OF UNEXPECTED

BLESSINGS.

FIRST AND FOREMOST, A NEW

HOME THAT J.D. CALLS HIS

HOUSE OF VALOR, ONE BUILT

WITH HIS SPECIFIC NEEDS IN

MIND.

A NICE LOW OVEN SO J.D.

CAN COOK, PUTTING STUFF IN

THE LOWER OVEN.

Reporter: ELLIE PAUL,

WIFE THE RAND PAUL, GAVE CBN

NEWS A SPECIAL TOUR.

SHE SERVES ON THE BOARD OF

"HELPING A HERO," THE

ORGANIZATION THAT GAVE J.D.

THIS HOME.

THEY HAVE AN ANTLER

CHANDELIER BECAUSE J.D. IS

ORIGINALLY FROM MONTANA AND

HE LOVES TO HUNT.

THEY SENT THIS FOR

WHEELCHAIRS OR THE LEGS THAT

J.D. HAS.

IT HAS BEEN QUITE AN

EXPERIENCE.

Reporter: FOR YOU TO BE

A BLESSING TO SOMEONE, AND

YET YOU'VE BEEN KIND OF

BLESSED IN THE PROCESS, TOO,

I WOULD THINK.

YOU SEE THE LIGHT IN

PEOPLE.

YOU SEE GOD WORKING THROUGH

PEOPLE.

PEOPLE ARE SO GRATEFUL,

SOMETIMES, TO HAVE THE

OPPORTUNITY TO EXPRESS

GOODNESS.

Reporter: SOME 90

INJURED VETERANS ACROSS MORE

THAN 20 STATES NOW LIVE IN

HOMES THAT ALLOW THEM TO BE

SELF-SUFFICIENT.

JUST TO BE ABLE TO WATCH,

YOU KNOW, HIM LEARN TO

RELIVE HIS LIFE AGAIN, ON

HIS OWN WITHOUT HOPE, YOU

CAN'T ASK FOR EVERYTHING

BETTER THAN THAT.

Reporter: EVERYONE WE

TALKED TO FELT THE SAME

WAY.

ESPECIALLY BETT BENNY

JONES, WHO WASN'T TOO KEEN

IN THE BEGINNING.

I DIDN'T WANT TO DO

THIS.

I'LL TELL YOU THE TRUTH.

Reporter: HIS WIFE SAW

AN ARTICLE IN THE PAPER

ABOUT THE EFFORT, AND SHE

REPEATEDLY ASKED HIM TO READ

IT, AND EACH TIME HE SAID

NO.

HONEY, WE'RE REAL BUSY.

I'LL READ IT WHEN I GET A

CHANCE.

WHEN I READ THE STORY, THAT

WAS IT.

GOD WOULDN'T LET ME NOT DO

IT.

YOU CAN TELL WHEN GOD'S

VOICE IS TALKING TO YOU.

WE CALLED UP MRS. PAUL, AND

WE SAID, WHAT CAN WE DO TO

HELP?

SHE SAID, WE NEED A

BUILDER.

I SAID, YOU'VE GOT ONE.

Reporter: BUT WHEN

ASKED TO HELP, PEOPLE OFTEN

END UP GIVING MORE.

THIS IS ONE OF THE FEW

PROJECTS THAT PEOPLE

ACTUALLY CALL YOU UP AND SAY

THANK YOU FOR ASKING ME TO

GIVE.

FOR LETTING ME HAVE THE

OPPORTUNITY TO CHANGE THIS

FAMILY'S LIFE.

Reporter: ONE ANONYMOUS

DONOR MAILED $500 IN $20

BILLS TO BUILDER LARKEN

RITTER.

NOBODY WANTS CREDIT.

NOBODY IS PASSING BUSINESS

CARDS OUT.

THEY'RE ALL JUST, WHAT CAN I

DO?

Reporter: THE FOUR

BEDROOM HOME IS WORTH ABOUT

$400,000, BUT "HELPING A

VET" HELPED COMPLETE IT FOR

ABOUT $150,000 IN CASH.

THEY RAISED MONEY FOR THE

ORGANIZATION.

PROBABLY THE DEMOCRATS

THAT DON'T ALWAYS AGREE IN

WASHINGTON, THAT'S A NEWS

FLASH.

BUT ONE THING WE DO COME

TOGETHER ON IS TRYING TO

HELP OUR WOUNDED VETERANS.

WHETHER YOU BELIEVE IN

THE WAR OR NOT, YOU JUST SEE

WHAT THIS FAMILY HAS BEEN

THROUGH, AND WHAT THIS GUY'S

COMMITMENT AND SACRIFICE WAS

FOR THIS COUNTRY, IT'S VERY

LITTLE TO ASK OF US.

Reporter: BUT J.D.

WON'T CALL IT A SACRIFICE.

I WAS A VERY, VERY

FORTUNATE LEADER TO NOT LOSE

ANYBODY IN BOTH DEPLOYMENTS

THAT I'VE DONE, AND STILL BE

HERE TODAY, YOU KNOW.

AND BEING ABLE TO SAY I DID

TAKE AN I.U.D. OUT OF HARM'S

WAY, AND I LIVED THROUGH

IT.

I REMEMBER LOOKING UP AT THE

SKY AND ASKING GOD, GIVE ME

ONE MORE CHANCE, YOU KNOW?

AND FOR HIM TO COME BACK AND

HAVE ALL OF THESE GOOD

PEOPLE THAT LIVE RIGHT HERE

BUILD US A HOME AND STUFF,

IT'S DEFINITELY GOD LOOKING

OUT FOR US.

I FEEL LIKE I DIED THAT DAY

AND WENT TO HEAVEN BECAUSE

EVERYTHING HAS JUST BEEN SO

SMOOTH FOR US AND SO

AMAZING.

I FEEL LIKE A BETTER MAN

TODAY THAN I WAS BEFORE I

GOT INJURED.

Reporter: REPORTING

FROM AUBURN, KENTUCKY, I'M

DAVID BRODY, CBN NEWS.

Pat: WELL, THAT BRINGS

TEARS TO YOUR EYES.

Terry: WOW!

Pat: TERRY, YOU'RE A

WIFE, AND A MOTHER -- A VERY

DEDICATED WIFE AND MOTHER.

WHAT DO THESE WOMEN GO

THROUGH WHEN THEY'VE GOT A

MAN WHO DOESN'T HAVE ANY

LEGS, MISSING ONE ARM, AND

THEY'VE GOT TO CARE FOR

THEM.

WHAT KIND OF DEDICATION IS

THAT?

IT IS SO REMARKABLE.

Terry: IT IS

REMARKABLE.

MOST OF US DON'T EVER HAVE

TO PUT THE VOW WE TAKE WHEN

WE MARRY ON THE LINE LIKE

THAT.

BUT THESE ARE PEOPLE, I

THINK, WHO MUST HAVE HAD A

GOOD RELATIONSHIP BEFORE ALL

OF THIS HAPPENED, TO BE ABLE

TO HANG ON THROUGH THICK AND

THIN.

THINK OF THE REHAB ALONE,

NOT TO MENTION ALL OF THE

QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW ARE WE

GOING TO LIVE AND SURVIVE?

Pat: YOU'VE GOT TO

DRIVE HIM TO PLACES.

I'M SURE MAYBE HE CAN GET A

VAN THAT IS EQUIPPED FOR

HANDICAPPED.

BUT IT IS DEDICATION.

I KNOW A DEAR, DEAR FRIEND

WHO HAS HAD A SERIES OF

STROKES, AND HIS WIFE HAS TO

DO ALL OF THESE THINGS.

THESE WOMEN -- I TELL YOU, I

SALUTE MEN AS WELL AS THE

WOUNDED WARRIORS.

AND THESE ARE SUCH BRAVE

MEN.

THIS GUY WASN'T

COMPLAINING.

HE SAID, I WAS ABLE TO TAKE

AN I.E.D. OUT --

Terry: AND I DIDN'T

LOSE ANYBODY ELSE IN MY

UNIT.

AMAZING.

THEY ARE PEOPLE OF COURAGE,

TREMENDOUS COURAGE.

Pat: OUR SALUTE TO

THEM.

WE JUST FINISHED VETERANS'

DAY, BUT "WOUNDED

WARRIORS" --

Terry: IT IS NICE TO

KNOW THERE ARE ORGANIZATIONS

OUT THERE, AND CHOOSE ONE

AND BE PART OF MAKING A

DIFFERENCE.

Pat: WE'RE A GENEROUS

COUNTRY, AND I'M SO GLAD WE

CAN REACH OUT.

SANDRA PAUL, I COMMEND HER

FOR WHAT SHE IS DOING.

PRAY FOR THESE PEOPLE.

AND IF YOU HAVE THE

OPPORTUNITY TO HELP THEM, BY

ALL MEANS SIT DOWN AND WRITE

A CHECK.

WHAT'S NEXT?

Terry: COMING UP, A

MOTHER IS FORCED TO WAIT ON

THE SIDELINES AFTER A CAR

CRASH NEARLY KILLS HER

YOUNGEST SON.

THAT WAS THE LONGEST

HALLWAY THAT I EVER COULD

HAVE WALKED.

I'M THINKING, WHAT'S GOING

TO HAPPEN TO MY BABY?

Terry: AND WHAT

HAPPENED NEXT IS SOMETHING

EVEN DOCTORS CAN'T EXPLAIN.

FIND OUT MORE WHEN WE COME

BACK.

Pat: WE ARE FEARFULLY

AND WONDERFULLY MADE.

THIS BODY OF OURS IS

REMARKABLE, AND DOCTORS SAY

WE'VE GOT ABOUT 14 BONES IN

OUR FACE.

AND MICHAEL MCKAY BROKE

EVERY ONE OF THEM.

AFTER HIS HEAD SLAMMED INTO

THE STEERING WHEEL OF THIS

TRUCK DURING AN ACCIDENT,

WHEN A SPEEDING DRIVER HIT

HIM, FLIPPED HIM OVER, AND

HE TURNED UP SIDE DOWN ON

TOP OF ANOTHER CAR.

AND THE CHANCE FOR HIS

SURVIVAL LOOKED BLEAK.

MICHAEL GOT HIS HELP FROM A

TEAM OF DOCTORS, AND, MORE

IMPORTANT, A NETWORK OF

PEOPLE WHO PRAYED.

THE TV WAS ON, AND I

HAPPENED TO SEE THIS

BREAKING NEWS STORY ABOUT A

WRECK.

AND I SAID TO MYSELF,

WHOEVER WAS IN THAT WRECK,

THEY DIDN'T MAKE IT.

Reporter: GARY AND

YVONNE HEARD ON THE NEWS

THAT ONE PERSON HAD DIED AND

ANOTHER WAS CRITICALLY

INJURED.

WHAT THEY DIDN'T KNOW ONE OF

THEM WAS THEIR 22-YEAR-OLD

SON.

MICHAEL WAS A KID WHO HAD

A LOT OF GOALS, A LOT OF

DRIVE.

HE STARTED PLAYING FOOTBALL

AT AGE SIX.

HE WAS A SWEET LITTLE KID.

NEVER GAVE ME ANY PROBLEMS.

HE LOVED GOD, AND HE WAS A

CHRISTIAN.

Reporter: MICHAEL MCKAY

WAS A MODEL STUDENT AND

ATHLETE.

A STAR QUARTERBACK AT

CAMPBELL HIGH SCHOOL IN

GEORGIA, AND LATER AT

GARDENER WEBB UNIVERSITY.

MICHAEL HAD A TRYOUT

SCHEDULED WITH A

PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL TEAM

IN THE FALL OF 2000.

THAT SUMMER, HE TOOK A JOB

DELIVERING AUTO PARTS.

HE HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO

GO PLAY BALL, AND HE WAS ONE

WEEK AWAY.

Reporter: MICHAEL WAS

ON TOP OF THE WORLD.

BUT EVERYTHING CHANGED THE

MORNING OF SEPTEMBER 9th,

2000.

MICHAEL WAS SITTING AT A RED

LIGHT WHEN A B.M.W.

TRAVELLING AT NEARLY

100 MILES PER HOUR HYDRO

PLANED AND HIT HIM HEAD-ON.

MICHAEL'S DELIVERY TRUCK

FLIPPED OVER FIVE TIMES, AND

LANDED ON TOP OF OTHER CAR.

HE WAS RUSHED TO THE

HOSPITAL IN ATLANTA.

MICHAEL HAD BILATERAL

ORBITAL FRACTURES AROUND HIS

EYES, NASAL FRACTURE, JAW

PROBLEMS.

HE HAD CONTUSIONS OF HIS

LIVER, IT REQUIRED A TUBE.

HE WAS ON MECHANICAL

VENTILATION FOR A WHILE.

Reporter: THE HOSPITAL

STAFF CALLED YVONNE TO LET

HER KNOW, BUT FAILED TO

CONVEY EXACTLY HOW DIRE THE

SITUATION WAS.

WHEN I GOT THERE, ONE OF

THE LADIES THAT WORKED WITH

MICHAEL TOLD ME, YOU CAN'T

PICK HIM UP BECAUSE THEY'RE

WORKING ON HIM.

AND I SAID, WHAT DO YOU MEAN

THEY ARE WORKING ON HIM?

AND SHE SAID, YOU DON'T

KNOW?

AND I SAID, NO, I DO NOT

KNOW.

ONE OF THE OTHER NURSES

SAID, HE MIGHT NOT MAKE IT.

Reporter: SEVERAL HOURS

LATER, SHE WAS FINALLY

ALLOWED TO SEE HER SON.

THAT WAS THE LONGEST

HALLWAY THAT I EVER COULD

HAVE WALKED.

HE WAS JUST LAYING THERE.

THE FACIAL SWELLING -- AND

I'M THINKING, WHAT'S GOING

TO HAPPEN TO MY BABY?

MICHAEL HAD BLEEDING AND

HEMORRHAGE DOWN INTO HIS

BASIL GANGLIA, WHICH IS WELL

DOWN INTO THE CENTER OF THE

BRAIN.

MANY PEOPLE WHO HAVE THIS

SEVERE OF AN INJURY DO NOT

RECOVER.

I WAS ASKING GOD TO PUT

HIM BACK.

BECAUSE IT WAS JUST LIKE

HUMPTY-DUMPTY, AND THAT'S

WHAT I WAS ASKING, TO HELP

PUT HIM BACK, BACK TO WHERE

HE WAS, OR CLOSE TO WHERE HE

WAS.

Reporter: YVONNE CALLED

HER PASTOR AND FAMILY AND

FRIENDS, WHO SET UP A PRAYER

CHAIN THAT SPREAD ACROSS

SEVERAL STATES.

A CLASSMATE FROM PEE-WEE

BALL, COLLEGE PEOPLE, HIGH

SCHOOL COLLEGE, MY

NEIGHBORHOODS AND FRIENDS,

AND WE HIT 300 OF HIS

FRIENDS AND CLASSMATES TO

SHOW UP.

THEY EVEN THOUGHT HE WAS A

CELEBRITY AT ONE POINT.

ALL OF MY FRIENDS, WE HAD

THIS NETWORK OF PRAYER

PEOPLE JUST PRAYING

CONSTANTLY TO KEEP HIM

HERE.

Reporter: WHILE HIS

MOTHER CONTINUED TO PRAY AT

THE FOOT OF HER SON'S BED,

MICHAEL SLIPPED INTO A

COMA.

THEY TRIED TO CONVINCE ME

TO LET HIM GO, AND I KEPT

TELLING THEM, NO, HE WASN'T

GOING.

THEY DIDN'T KNOW WHO I

KNOW.

AT ONE POINT THE DOCTOR CAME

IN AND LOOKED AT HIM, AND HE

SAID, WELL, MICHAEL IS IN

THERE SOMEWHERE.

Reporter: THE FAMILY

AND FRIENDS CONTINUED THEIR

PRAYER VIGIL AROUND THE

CLOCK.

THEN ONE DAY HIS EYES

FLUTTERED OPEN.

TO ME, THAT WAS ONE OF

THE SIGNS THAT HE WAS GOING

TO MAKE IT.

AS I WAS COMING OUT OF

THE COMA, IT WAS REALLY A

BIG STATE OF CONFUSION.

BECAUSE I ASKED MY FAMILY --

I WAS, LIKE, HOW DID I GET

HERE IN THIS HOSPITAL?

I DIDN'T REALIZE I HAD BEEN

IN AN ACCIDENT.

Reporter: ALTHOUGH IT

WAS A POSITIVE SIGN, MICHAEL

STILL HAD A LONG WAY TO GO.

I WENT THROUGH FIVE AND A

HALF YEARS OF REHAB, AND

THREE YEARS OF PHYSICAL

THERAPY.

IT WAS JUST LIKE HAVING A

CHILD AGAIN.

THEY HAD TO HOIST HIM OUT OF

THE BED BECAUSE HIS WHOLE

LEFT SIDE WAS PARALYZED.

I WOULD BUT A PEN OR PENCIL

IN HIS HAND TO HELP HIM TO

REWRITE ALPHABETS AND

NUMBERS.

Reporter: TODAY,

MICHAEL IS ABOUT 95%

RECOVERED FROM HIS ACCIDENT

AND HAS VERY FEW

LIMITATIONS.

HE IS COACHING MIDDLE SCHOOL

FOOTBALL AND HOPES TO PURSUE

A CAREER IN BROADCASTING.

YOU HAVE TO PUT A FLAME

UNDER IT AND BURN THE

IMPURITIES OUT OF IT.

WHILE YOU'RE GOING THROUGH

IT, HE IS MATURING YOU.

Reporter: RATHER THAN

QUESTIONING GOD OR BEING

BITTER ABOUT HIS EXPERIENCE,

MICHAEL IS GRATEFUL TO BE

ALIVE AND HEALTHY AGAIN.

HE SAYS HIS FAITH IS NOW

STRONGER THAN EVER.

JESUS -- HE REALLY IS MY

EVERYTHING.

I PRAY EVERY NIGHT THAT

PEOPLE DON'T SEE ME, BUT

THAT I'M A REFLECTION OF

HIM, AND HE SHINES THROUGH

ME.

I HAVE SEEN A NUMBER OF

CASES, BUT CERTAINLY NONE

THAT HAVE DONE ANY BETTER

THAN THIS GUY.

HE HAS DONE REMARKABLY

WELL.

AS MUCH AS WE COULD GIVE

HIM, WE DID.

BUT THERE WERE OTHER FORCES

THAT I CAN'T EXPLAIN

SCIENTIFICALLY THAT TOOK

CARE OF MICHAEL.

Reporter: MICHAEL AND

HIS FAMILY BELIEVE IT IS NO

MYSTERY.

IT IS A TESTAMENT TO THE

POWER OF PRAYER.

YOU CAN NEVER PRAY

ENOUGH.

JESUS SAYS YOU CAN COME TO

HIM AT ANY TIME, ANY DAY, AT

ALL TIMES.

HE LISTENS TO PRAYERS AND

ANSWERS THEM ACCORDING TO

HIS WILL.

THAT'S A BEAUTIFUL THING,

THAT I'M IN HIS WILL, FOR ME

TO BE ABLE TO RECOVER AS I

DID.

I DON'T CARE WHAT ANY

NAY-SAYERS MIGHT THINK,

PRAYER WORKS.

Pat: IT IS AMAZING.

HE DOESN'T LOOK LIKE

ANYTHING HAS HAPPENED TO HIS

FACE AT ALL.

HE LOOKS WONDERFUL.

Terry: I KNOW.

BUT FIVE AND A HALF YEARS OF

REHAB.

Pat: BUT HIS MIND IS

CLEAR, HIS FACE IS

COMPLETELY CLEAR.

Terry: GREAT ATTITUDE.

Pat: AND HE WANTS TO

BROADCAST.

HE'LL BE A HIT, A STAR.

THAT VOICE IS FANTASTIC.

Terry: INTERESTING TO

SEE WHAT GOD DOES WITH THIS

LIFE, ISN'T IT?

Pat: FOLKS, THAT WAS A

MIRACLE.

A DRAMATIC MIRACLE.

BUT WE WANT TO PRAY FOR YOU

TO HAVE A MIRACLE.

WHY NOT?

WHY NOT?

GOD CREATED THE UNIVERSE.

HEALING YOU IS NOTHING FOR

HIM.

CASTING OUT DEMONS, NOTHING

FOR HIM.

SUPPLYING A LITTLE BIT OF

MONEY FOR YOU, NOTHING FOR

HIM.

HE IS ABUNDANTLY ABLE.

HE IS EXCEEDINGLY ABLE.

Terry: THIS IS CARLENE

WHO SUR SUFFERED FROM A

SEVERE COUGH FOR MONTHS.

SHE SAW SEVERAL DOCTORS, AND

THEY COULDN'T DIAGNOSE HER.

THE MEDICATION DIDN'T WORK.

ONE DAY SHE WAS WATCHING

THIS PROGRAM, AND PAT, YOU

SAID YOUR COUGHING WILL BE

HEALED, YOU WILL NOT COUGH

ANY LONGER.

SHE SAID SHE WAS HEALED

RIGHT AWAY AND HAS NOT HAD

ANY TROUBLE SINCE THEN.

Pat: I DIDN'T KNOW

CARLENE, AND I DON'T KNOW

HER NOW.

AND HERE IS A LADY NAMED

BARBARA WHO LIVES IN

MARKHAM, ILLINOIS.

AND YOU DON'T KNOW BARBARA,

EITHER?

Terry: NO.

Pat: SHE HAD A

THROBBING IN HER LEFT MOLAR,

AND THE PAIN WAS SO BAD SHE

COULDN'T EAT.

SHE WAS UNEMPLOYED, SO SHE

COULDN'T SEE A DENTIST.

ONE DAY SHE WAS WATCHING

THIS PROGRAM, AND GOD GAVE

YOU A WORD OF

KNOWLEDGE, QUOTE,"YOU HAVE

AN INFECTION THAT HAS SPREAD

INTO YOUR TEETH AND THE

BONES OF YOUR JAW, AND GOD

IS HEALING YOU."

AND GUESS WHAT?

SHE SAID GOD HAS COMPLETELY

HEALED HER.

FOLKS, WE'RE GOING TO JOIN

HANDS TOGETHER.

WOULD YOU PLEASE PRAY WITH

US.

THERE IS NOTHING

IMPOSSIBLE.

I WANT TO SAY IT AGAIN, WITH

GOD ALL THINGS ARE

POSSIBLE.

SO WE JOIN TOGETHER.

FATHER, HOW WE PRAISE YOU

FOR WHAT YOU'VE DONE.

AND, LORD, AS WE PRAY, WE

THINK OF THESE WOUNDED

WARRIORS, WE THINK OF THESE

MEN AND WOMEN WHO HAVE BEEN

SO BADLY MAIMED ON THE

BATTLEFIELD, SERVING FOR

WHAT THEY THOUGHT WAS

FREEDOM, AND SERVING THEIR

FELLOW AND COMBATANTS.

GOD, REACH OUT TO THEM.

BRING HEALING TO THEIR MINDS

AND BODIES AND TAKE CARE OF

THEM.

LORD, FOR THOSE IN THIS

AUDIENCE, WE ASK FOR AN

ANOINTING OF YOUR SPIRIT, WE

ASK FOR A MIRACLE.

WE ASK FOR A MULTIPLE

MIRACLE.

RIGHT NOW THERE IS A

TREMENDOUS SENSE OF FEAR IN

THIS AUDIENCE.

WE CAST OUT A SPIRIT OF FEAR

IN JESUS' NAME.

WE COMMAND IT TO LEAVE.

AND YOU ARE FREE FROM FEAR

FROM THIS MOMENT ON.

FEAR HAS TORMENT.

GREAT PEACE HAS THEY THAT

LOVE THE LORD.

TERRY?

Terry: THERE IS SOMEONE

ELSE, YOU HAVE A CONDITION

IN YOUR STOMACH.

IT IS PAINFUL BURNING AND

ACHING.

AND IT JUST CAUSES YOU --

YOU'RE WHOLE LIFE IS

DISRUPTED BY IT.

GOD IS HEALING THAT FOR

YOU.

ALL OF THAT ULCERATED TISSUE

IS GOING TO HEAL.

YOU'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO

EAT AND DIGEST FOOD

NORMALLY.

IN JESUS' NAME.

Pat: SOMEBODY'S NECK

BONES -- IT'S LIKE GROWTH ON

THE BONES, AND IT HURTS.

THE TOP OF YOUR SPINE, AND

YOU FEEL THESE THINGS.

THEY MAY BE CALCIUM

DEPOSITS, BUT AT THIS MOMENT

THEY ARE DISSOLVING.

YOU CAN MOVE YOUR NECK BACK

AND FORTH.

IN THE NAME OF JESUS, YOU'LL

FEEL FIRE, AND YOU'RE

HEALED.

TERRY?

Terry: SOMEONE ELSE,

YOU HAVE SOMETHING IN YOUR

ELBOW.

YOU'RE ACTUALLY CONFUSED BY

IT.

YOU CAN'T FIGURE OUT WHAT

YOU'VE DONE TO CAUSE IT.

IT IS VERY PAINFUL.

EVERY TIME YOU MOVE YOUR

JOINT BACK AND FORTH, IT

KIND OF CLICKS.

BUT THERE IS SOMETHING ALSO

WITH THE TISSUE AROUND YOUR

JOINT.

GOD IS HEALING THAT FOR YOU

RIGHT NOW.

JUST BEGIN TO MOVE YOUR

ELBOW LIKE YOU COULD BEFORE,

AND REACH UP AND TOUCH AND

CARRY THINGS.

YOU'LL HAVE NO PAIN.

Pat: SOMEBODY ELSE HAS

A MOUTH PROBLEM.

YOU GOT HIT IN THE FACE, AND

IT MAY HAVE BROKEN SOME

TEETH, YOUR JAW.

PUT YOUR HAND ON THAT RIGHT

NOW, AND THE WHOLE THING IS

GOING TO BE KNIT TOGETHER IN

THE NAME OF JESUS.

AMEN.

AND AMEN.

WHEREVER YOU ARE, PLEASE

CALL AND SHARE WITH US.

1-800-759-0700.

IF WE CAN PRAY WITH YOU, IT

IS OUR PRIVILEGE TO PRAY FOR

YOU WHEREVER YOU ARE.

CALL.

SOMEBODY IS HERE WHO LOVES

YOU.

AGAIN, IT IS TOLL-FREE.

IT WON'T COST YOU ANYTHING.

IF YOU DON DON'T WANT TO

GIVE YOUR NAME, THAT'S

FINE.

JUST CALL.

1-800-759-0700.

Terry: STILL AHEAD, THE

RUNNINGBACK THEY ONCE SAID

WAS TOO SMALL FOR THE NFL.

IT BOTHERED ME TO HEAR

THEM DISCREDIT MY ABILITY.

THEY DIDN'T HOLD MY DESTINY

IN THEIR HAND.

Terry: THE LEGENDARY

EMMETT SMITH SHARES HOW HE

BROKE RECORDS AND BEAT HIS

CRITICS.

THAT'S NEXT.

WELCOME BACK TO "THE 700

CLUB."

NEWLY DECLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS

SHOW THAT THE NATIONAL

SECURITY AGENCY WILLFULLY

DEFIED COURT RULES WITH ITS

SURVEILLANCE PROGRAM.

ACCORDING TO COURT RECORDS,

THE N.S.A. REPORTED ITS OWN

VIOLATIONS IN 2009, AND

ACKNOWLEDGED IT COLLECTED

MATERIAL IMPROPERLY.

AND LEADERS THEN PROMISED

THEY COULD TAKE ADDITIONAL

SAFETY STEPS TO PREVENT IT

FROM HAPPENING AGAIN.

IN ONE CASE THEY BLAMED

THEIR MISTAKES ON POOR

MANAGEMENT AND NOT BAD

FAITH.

A FEDERAL JUDGE HAS APPROVED

HALAL MEALS FOR MUSLIM

INMATES IN MICHIGAN.

UNDER THE SETTLEMENT, MUSLIM

PRISONERS WILL BE GUARANTEED

MEALS THAT MEET STRICT

ISLAMIC STANDARDS.

THEY ARE PREPARED UNDER

ISLAMIC RULES, AND PORK IS

PROHIBITED.

THE JUDGE ALSO ORDERED THE

STATE TO ENSURE THAT MUSLIM

PRISONERS CAN CELEBRATE

IMPORTANT FESTIVALS AND

ATTEND SCHEDULES THAT WON'T

CONFLICT WITH WORSHIP

SCHEDULES.

YOU CAN ALWAYS GET THE

LATEST BY GOING TO OUR

WEBSITE AT CBNNEWS.COM.

PAT AND TERRY WILL BE BACK

WITH MORE OF "THE 700 CLUB"

RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Terry: AS THE DALLAS

COWBOYS FLOG THROUGH ANOTHER

SEASON, FANS OF AMERICA'S

TEAM CAN ONLY DREAM OF

RETURNING TO THE FRANCHISE'S

GLORY DAYS, BACK WHEN THEY

WON THREE SUPER BOWLS WITH

EMMETT SMITH IN THE BACK

FIELD.

RECENTLY SEAN BROWN SAT DOWN

WITH THE NFL'S ALL-TIME

LEADING RUSHER TO TALK ABOUT

FOOTBALL AND FAITH.

EMMETT SMITHUIL IS ONE

SMITH IS ONE OF THE NFL'S

GREATEST RUNNINGBACK, HE

SCORED 175 TOUCHDOWNS.

HE HELPED LEAD AMERICA'S

TEAM, THE DALLAS COWBOYS, TO

THREE SUPER CHAMPIONSHIPS,

AND IS CURRENTLY THE NFL'S

ALL TIME LEADING RUSHER.

AND YET, HE SAYS BEFORE HE

RAN A SINGLE YARD IN THE

NFL, HE ACCOMPLISHED ALL OF

THAT IN HIS IMAGINATION ON A

FIELD ACROSS THE STREET FROM

HER GRANDMOTHER'S HOUSE.

I USED TO IMAGINE WHAT IT

WOULD BE LIKE TO DO WHAT JIM

BROWN WAS DOING.

I USED TO IMAGINE WHAT IT

WOULD BE LIKE TO BE LIKE A

TONY DORSETT, OR TO BE LIKE

A WALTER PEYTON.

Reporter: EMMETT BECAME

A CHRISTIAN AT AN EARLY AGE,

BUT IT WASN'T THE NUMBER ONE

PRIORITY IN HIS LIFE.

HIS DREAM WAS TO PLAY FOR

THE DALLAS COWBOYS, AND TO

BECOME THE NFL'S ALL-TIME

LEADING RUSHER.

BUT THROUGHOUT HIGH SCHOOL,

HE WAS TOLD HE DIDN'T HAVE

THE SIZE OR THE SPEED TO

MAKE IT IN COLLEGE, MUCH

LESS THE NFL.

DID IT BOTHER YOU AT ALL?

IT BOTHERED ME TO HEAR

THEM DISCREDIT MY ABILITY.

I USED IT AS FUEL.

I USED IT AS MOTIVATION.

I USED IT AS SOMETHING TO

KEEP ME GOING AND STRIVING

TO CONTINUE TO BE

SUCCESSFUL.

BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T HOLD MY

DESTINY IN THEIR HANDS.

Reporter: DESPITE THE

OBSTACLES, IN 1987, EMMETT

EARNED A SCHOLARSHIP TO THE

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA.

BUT BEFORE HE LEFT, HIS

GRANDMOTHER GAVE HIM A BIBLE

VERSE TO HELP HIM FACE THE

CHALLENGES THAT LAY AHEAD.

PROVERBS 3: 6: "TRUST THE

LORD IN ALL OF YOUR HEART.

IN ALL THY WAYS ACKNOWLEDGE

HIM, AND HE SHALL DIRECT THY

PATH."

ANY TIME I FOUND MYSELF IN A

SITUATION, I WOULD LEAN ON

THAT VERSE.

Reporter: HE BROKE OVER

50 RECORDS AND BECAME A TOP

NFL PROSPECT WITHIN THREE

SEASONS.

THEN IN 1990, HE WAS DRAFTED

BY THE DALLAS COWBOYS.

I HAD BEEN A COWBOYS' FAN

SINCE I WAS A LITTLE, BITTY

BOY.

AND MY DREAM HAS NOW BECOME

A REALITY.

OF NOT JUST BECOMING A

PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE, BUT

PLAYING FOR THE TEAM I

ALWAYS WANTED TO PLAY FOR.

HOW CRAZY IS THAT?

Reporter: HE JOINED

TROY AIKMAN AND WIDE

RECEIVER MICHAEL ORR.

THE THREE BECAME KNOWN AS

THE TRIPLETS.

WITHIN FOUR SEASONS, THE

COWBOYS WON THREE SUPER BOWL

CHAMPIONSHIPS.

EMMETT WAS ON TOP OF THE

WORLD.

BUT BECAUSE OF ALL OF THE

ACCOLADES OF BEING A

SUPERSTAR, HE ALLOWED HIS

FAITH TO TAKE A BACK SEAT.

I WAS EXPOSED TO SOME

STUFF THAT WAS JUST OFF THE

HOOK.

THAT'S ALL I CAN SAY.

I WAS IN THE CLUB, DOING ALL

OF THESE THINGS, AND I DID

IT.

I WAS THINKING ABOUT GETTING

MARRIED AT ONE POINT.

AND MY MOM SAID, DON'T GET

MARRIED, YOU'RE TOO YOUNG.

GO OUT AND EXPERIENCE WHAT

LIFE HAS TO OFFER.

AND I DID.

Reporter: BUT THE 1997

SEASON SEEMED TOUGHER.

THE COWBOYS MUSTERED ONLY A

6 AND 10 RECORD, AND A

BANGED UP EMMETT WAS LOOKING

FOR ANSWERS.

BUT HE REMEMBERED THE BIBLE

VERSE HIS GRANDMOTHER GAVE

HIM.

AT SOME POINT YOU START

SAYING TO YOURSELF, WHAT AM

I DOING?

THAT MEANS MY SPIRIT

WAS, LIKE, CHURNING.

LIKE, THIS CAN'T BE IT.

THIS IS NOT THE END TO ALL

THINGS.

THIS IS GOOD FOR A MOMENT,

BUT IT'S NOT THAT.

AND SO I STARTED JUST LIKE

THIRSTY.

AND AT THAT TIME, I WAS

GOING THROUGH A LITTLE BIT

OF TURBULENCE IN MY CAREER.

AND SO IT'S FUNNY HOW

TURBULENCE ITSELF WILL MAKE

YOU HOLD ON TO SOMETHING FOR

SECURITY.

AND SO THE ONLY THING I KNEW

WAS TRUST IN THE LORD, AND

LEAN UNTO HIM IN YOUR OWN

HEART AND THY SHALL DIRECT

HIS PATH.

Reporter: THAT'S WHEN

IT MET BISHOP T.D. JAKES.

THAT'S WHEN I MET BISHOP

JAKES.

HE WAS IN DALLAS IN '95.

AND I WENT TO THE MANPOWER

CONFERENCE.

AND I WAS SITTING THERE AND

HE WAS TALKING ABOUT BEING

CONNECTED TO THE RIGHT

SOURCE.

Reporter: WITH HIS

FAITH AS THE NUMBER ONE

PRIORITY, EMMETT HAD ONE

GOAL HE HADN'T ACHIEVED.

IN HIS 13th SEASON AS A

COWBOY, EMMETT BECAME THE

NFL'S ALL-TIME LEADING

RUSHER.

HE WAS IN THE FINAL TWO

SEASONS WITH THE ARIZONA

CARDINALS, UNTIL HE

RETIRED.

IN 2006, HE DECIDED TO SHOW

HE DIDN'T JUST HAVE THE

MOVES ON THE FIELD, BUT ON

THE DANCE FLOOR AS WELL, ON

ABC'S "DANCING WITH THE

STARS."

WHY "DANCING WITH THE STARS"

OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE?

COMPLETELY OUT OF MY

COMFORT ZONE.

SEASON TWO, JERRY RICE DID

IT.

AND MASTER P DID IT.

THANK YOU TO MASTER P.

HE SET THE BAR SO LOW, THERE

WAS NO WAY I COULD FAIL.

[LAUGHTER]

HE SET THE BAR SO LOW,

AND JERRY DID SUCH A GOOD

JOB, AND I FELT LIKE, YEAH,

I COULD DO BETTER.

DANCING IS A LOT MORE

DIFFICULT THAN PEOPLE

THINK.

TO HAVE THE RIGHT PASSENGER,

TO UNDERSTAND THE NUANCES OF

THE STEPS, TO GET THE

ROUTINE DOWN PAT TO WHERE

YOU'RE NOT THINKING ABOUT

IT, AND WHAT I LEARNED BY

GOING EIGHT HOURS, I WAS

ABLE TO GET THE STEPS, THE

ROUTINE, THE TECHNIQUES OUT

OF MY MIND.

ONCE I LEARNED THEM, I PUT

THEM ALL ON THE SIDE.

AND THEN MY PERSONALITY CAME

OUT.

I WAS ABLE TO HAVE MORE

FUN.

Reporter: EMMETT BECAME

THE SEASON THREE "DANCING

WITH THE STARS" CHAMPION.

ONCE I GOT TO THE POINT

WHERE I UNDERSTOOD WHAT I

WAS DOING, AND WASN'T HAVING

TO THINK ABOUT IT, I WAS

ABLE TO RELAX.

AND THAT'S WHAT MADE ME A

PRETTY DECENT DANCER.

Reporter: IN 2010,

EMMETT WAS INDUCTED INTO THE

PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME.

TODAY EMMETT IS A SUCCESSFUL

BUSINESSMAN, AND TOGETHER

WITH HIS WIFE, PATRICIA,

STRIVES TO GIVE HOPE TO

THOSE WHO DREAM BIG THROUGH

THE PAT AND EMMETT

CHARITIES.

AND HE HAS ALSO WRITTEN A

BOOK ENTITLED "GAME ON," AND

HE HOPES TO E INFLUENCE

PEOPLE TO TRUST GOD.

HE HAS SHOWN ME YOU CAN

DO WHATEVER YOU WANT TO DO.

KEEP ME FIRST, AND YOU CAN

BE WHATEVER YOU WANT TO BE.

AND I TRULY BELIEVE THAT.

I CAN WALK AROUND WITH

CONFIDENCE KNOWING THAT MY

GOD HAS MY BACK.

I CAN WALK AROUND IN

CONFIDENCE, BELIEVING THAT

HE HAS PURPOSE FOR MY LIFE,

FOR GREATNESS.

NOT NECESSARILY JUST IN

FOOTBALL.

MAYBE IN THE LIVES OF HUMAN

BEINGS.

MAYBE TO SHARE THIS STORY

THAT GOD ALMIGHTY HAS THE

FINAL SAY WHERE YOU GO.

IF YOU TRUST IN HIM WITH ALL

OF YOUR HEART AND LEAN NOT

UNTO YOUR OWN UNDERSTANDING,

AND YOU ALLOW HIM TO DIRECT

YOUR PATH, I HONESTLY

BELIEVE YOU'LL BE

SUCCESSFUL.

BUT YOU'VE GOT TO DO YOUR

PART.

Terry: WHAT A FABULOUS

INTERVIEW.

WHAT A

GREAT GUY.

THE BOOK IS CALLED "GAME

ON," FIND YOUR PURPOSE AND

PURSUE YOUR DREAM.

IT IS AVAILABLE IN

BOOKSTORES NATIONWIDE.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE MORE

INFORMATION, ALL YOU HAVE TO

DO IS GO TO CBNSPORTS.COM.

ALL OF THE STORIES ARE

THERE.

Pat: DID YOU EVER SEE

ANYBODY RUN LIKE HE DID,

WITH THOSE MOVES.

Terry: THEY COULDN'T

STOP HIM.

Pat: BUT SO MANY OF

THEM GET INJURED.

THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT HEAD

INJURIES RIGHT NOW.

SO MANY ARE GETTING

CONCUSSIONS AND THEY DON'T

SHOW UP FOR 10, 20 YEARS.

I UNDERSTAND TONY DOR

DORSETT -- I MAYBE

INACCURATE, BUT SOMEBODY

SAID HE HAD SOME INJURIES,

AND HE IS STARTING TO SHOW

IT.

THE OWNER OF THE COWBOYS YOU

CLINT MARKENSON -- ONE TIME

I HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF

SITTING WITH HIM, AND HE

SAID, WOULD YOU LIKE TO GO

BACK INTO THE LOCKER ROOM TO

MEET THE PLAYERS?

I SAID SURE.

I NEVER SAW SUCH MUSCLES.

I PLAYED FOOTBALL, BUT I'VE

NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE

THAT IN ALL OF MY LIFE.

IT IS LIKE SOMEBODY TAKING A

GRAPEFRUIT OR CAND

CANTALOUPE AND PUTTING IT ON

THEIR SHOULDERS.

YOU CANNOT BELIEVE IT.

CLINT SAID THEY HAD A WEIGHT

ROOM DOWN THERE, AND THEY

ADDED 15 POUNDS OF MUSCLES,

SO THEY'RE DOING HEAVY

LIFTING.

MY GOODNESS.

TO THINK OF SOMEBODY WHO

WEIGHS 280 POUNDS, HE IS 6'

5," AND HE IS RUNNING AS

FAST AS HE CAN.

AND HE COMES IN AND HITS THE

BACK OF THE QUARTERBACK.

OH, MAN!

IN ANY EVENT --

Terry: IT IS A TOUGH

GAME TO PLAY.

EMMETT SMITH, I'M SURE, HAS

A LOT TO SAY ABOUT HIS

CAREER IN THAT GAME.

"GAME ON" IS THE NAME OF

THAT BOOK.

Pat: DID YOU SEE HIM ON

"DANCING WITH THE STARS"?

Terry: UNBELIEVABLE.

UP NEXT, YOU, MY FRIEND, ARE

GOING TO TACKLE A FEW

QUESTIONS FROM OUR VIEWERS.

TERRY SAYS, "IS THERE SUCH A

THING AS A SOULMATE?"

WE'VE GOT ANOTHER ROUND OF

"BRING IT ON" AROUND THE

CORNER, SO DON'T GO AWAY.

*

Terry: LET'S TAKE SOME

TIME TO ANSWER THE E-MAIL

QUESTIONS YOU'VE SENT IN.

PAT, THIS FIRST ONE IS FROM

TERRY, WHO SAYS, "IS THERE

SOWCH A THINSUCH A THING AS

A SOULMATE?

WILL WE SPEND ETERNITY WITH

OUR LOVED ONES AT OUR

SIDE?"

Pat: I DON'T THINK SO.

I THINK WE'LL ALL BE THERE,

BUT WE'LL BE THE ANGELS.

WE DON'T MARRY OR GIVE

MARRIAGE.

THERE WILL BE A HARMONY OF

PEOPLE TOGETHER.

I DON'T KNOW WHERE THAT

SOULMATE CAME FROM, BUT IT

HAS NO BIBLICAL VALIDITY

THAT I'M AWARE OF.

IT SOUNDS SWEET, BUT IT IS

NOT REALLY.

IT CAN LEAD TO DANGEROUS

TROUBLE.

Terry: THIS IS A VIEWER

WHO SAYS, "I LIVE WITH

SOMEONE WHO CLAIMS TO BE A

CHRISTIAN, BUT THEY OFTEN

FLY OFF THE HANDLE WHEN THEY

GET MAD, AND THEY PHYSICALLY

AND VERBALLY ABUSE ME WHEN

THEY DON'T GET THEIR WAY.

HOW IS THAT BEING A

CHRISTIAN?"

Pat: IT'S NOT BEING A

CHRISTIAN.

THE BIBLE SAYS YOU HAVE TO

DIE TO SELF.

THOSE RAGES ARE ITSELF

TRYING TO ASSERT IT.

THE HIT BACK BECAUSE I'VE

BEEN WOUNDED, THAT IS THE

MANIFESTATION OF AN

UNREDEEMED INDIVIDUAL.

THAT PERSON HAS NOT BEEN

CLEANSED BY THE BLOOD OF THE

LAMB.

HE HAS NOT SURRENDERED TO

JESUS.

IN MY OPINION, IT DOESN'T

SOUND LIKE HE HAS BEEN BORN

AGAIN.

AND THE LAST QUESTION I

WOULD ASK IS, WHY ARE YOU

LIVING WITH HIM?

IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU ARE NOT

MARRIED?

BUT I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE

RELATIONSHIP IS --

Terry: THAT'S WHAT I

THOUGHT, TOO, UNLESS IT WAS

JUST WORDED THAT WAY.

Pat: UNLESS HE

IS

A

BORDER I BOARDER IN YOUR

HOUSE.

Terry: THAT'S A

STRETCH.

THIS IS JIM WHO SAYS, "IN

ISAIAH 41: 21, IT READS IN

THAT DAY THE LORD WILL

PUNISH THE PROUD RULERS ON

EARTH.

WHO ARE THE GODS IN

HEAVEN?"

Pat: THE BIBLE TALKS

ABOUT PRINCIPALITIES AND

POWERS.

THERE ARE LEVELS OF DEMONIC

POWERS.

THE DEVIL IS CALLED THE

PRINCE OF THE POWER OF THE

HEIR.

SO THERE IS A SPHERE IN

WHICH HE HAS DOMINION, UNDER

GOD, OF COURSE, BUT HE HAS

GOT DOMINION.

SO HE HAS LOWER ANGELS, A

LOWER DEMONIC FORCES THAT

WORK WITH HIM.

I BELIEVE THAT'S WHAT

THEY'RE REFERRING TO.

Terry: LISA SAYS, "MY

HUSBAND IS BEDRIDDEN AND

UNABLE TO ATTEND TO HIS

NEEDS.

ON SUNDAYS, I WOULD LIKE TO

LEAVE HIS SIDE AND ATTEND

CHURCH.

BUT HE ASKS ME NOT TO

LEAVE.

WILL IT BE A SIN IF I DON'T

GO TO CHURCH.

WILL GOD UNDERSTAND.

I PROMISED TO STAY WITH HIM

IN SICKNESS AND HEALTH.

I FEEL LIKE I'M WRONG EITHER

WAY."

Pat: IT IS NOT A SIN

NOT TO GO TO CHURCH.

I REALLY BELIEVE IN A

SITUATION LIKE THIS YOU CAN

GET A CARE-GIVER, BUT I

CAN'T IMAGINE THAT YOUR

HUSBAND CAN'T LIE IN BED FOR

AN HOUR AND A HALF.

I THINK IT IS A CERTAIN

SELFISHNESS.

THERE COMES A TIME WHEN YOU

SAY, LOOK, I CAN ONLY GIVE

YOU SO MUCH.

Terry: AND SHE SAYS, I

PROMISED TO STAY WITH HIM IN

SICKNESS AND HEALTH, AND YOU

ARE WITH HIM.

Pat: THAT'S RIGHT.

AND YOU CAN GET SOMEBODY TO

COME IN AND STAY WITH HIM.

UNLESS HE IS GOING TO CEASE

BREATHING, OR THERE IS A

CONDITION WHERE YOU HAVE TO

HAVE AN ON-DUTY NURSE ALL OF

THE TIME.

Terry: HAY MAY NO HE

JUST MAY NOT LIKE THE IDEA

OF SOMEONE ELSE CARING FOR

HIM.

Pat: THAT'S TOUGH

LOVE.

THAT'S SELFISHNESS.

TOMORROW, THINK OBAMACARE IS

BAD NOW, HEAR WHY ONE EXPERT

SAYS IT IS ONLY GOING TO GET

WORSE.

ISN'T THAT FUN?

TODAY WE LEAVE YOU WITH

THESE WORDS FROM THE PSALMS

"SERVICE IN THE MORNING WITH

YOUR LOVING KINDNESS, THAT

WE MAY SING FOR JOY AND BE

GLAD ALL OF OUR DAYS."

THAT'S ALL OF THE TIME WE

HAVE.

THANKS FOR BEING WITH US.

FOR

TERRY AND ALL OF US,

THIS IS PAT ROBERTSON.

WE'LL SEE YOU TOMORROW.

BYE-BYE.

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