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The 700 Club - Jan. 17, 2014

Mike has a passion for motorcycles and earns his living from them. Money used to be tight for him and his wife, Maricris, but she followed a money plan early on that inspired them both and helped bring them the financial stability they always ... Read Transcript


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[APPLAUSE]

Gordon: WELCOME TO "THE

700 CLUB."

PRESIDENT OBAMA IS

ADDRESSING THE CONTROVERSY

OVER GOVERNMENT SURVEILLANCE

PROGRAMS, AND CRITICS ARE

ASKING IF HE IS GOING FAR

ENOUGH.

Terry: SOME MEMBERS OF

CONGRESS WORRY THAT THE SPY

PROGRAMS COULD TURN INTO BIG

BROTHER AND TARGET ORDINARY

AMERICANS.

HEATHER CELLS HAS THAT

STORY.

Reporter: AS A SENATOR,

BARACK OBAMA CALLED OUT THE

INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY,

WARNING IT WAS INVADING THE

PRIVACY OF LAW-ABIDING

AMERICANS.

NOW AS PRESIDENT, HE IS

ISSUING RECOMMENDATIONS ON

GOVERNMENT SURVEILLANCE

AFTER MONTHS OF REVIEW.

THAT INCLUDES TAKING AWAY

THE NATIONAL SECURITY

AGENCY'S ABILITY TO STORE

THE PHONE RECORDS OF

MILLIONS OF AMERICANS AND

LET CONGRESS AND THE

INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY

DECIDE WHO WILL KEEP THEM

INSTEAD.

President Obama: I'M

TAKING THIS VERY SERIOUSLY

BECAUSE I THINK, AS I'VE

SAID BEFORE, THIS IS WHAT

NEEDED TO BE DONE.

Reporter: AIDES SAY

EVEN AFTER MAJOR STUDY, THE

PRESIDENT STILL GRAPPLED

WITH HIS DECISION, JUST

HOURS BEFORE HIS SPEECH.

THE REVELATION BY EDWARD

SNOWDEN, ESPECIALLY ABOUT

THE GOVERNMENT'S COLLECTION

OF PHONE RECORDS, PROMPTED

THE APPOINTMENT OF THE GROUP

TO SPECIFICALLY CONSIDER

N.S.A. ABUSES UND THE

PATRIOT ACT.

THE JUDGMENT ABOUT THE

GOVERNMENT HOLDING THE

INFORMATION IS THAT THE

PRIMARY DANGER IS NOT IF IT

IS USED ONLY IN THE WAY IN

WHICH ITS USE IS AUTHORIZED,

BUT IT LEAVES SITTING OUT

THERE A HUGE AMOUNT OF

PERSONAL INFORMATION ABOUT

AMERICANS THAT COULD BE

ABUSED IN AWFUL WAYS.

Reporter: IT NOW

APPEARS THE GOVERNMENT HAS

LABOR COLLECTING AND STORING

TEXT MESSAGES AS WELL.

THE LONDON GUARDIAN

NEWSPAPER SAYS SNOWDEN'S

INFO SHOWS THAT THE N.S.A.

COLLECTS NEARLY 200 MILLION

TEXT MESSAGES A DAY FROM

AROUND THE GLOBE.

DESPITE SUCH MASSIVE

GATHERING OF INFORMATION ON

THE COMMUNICATION OF EVERY

DAY PEOPLE, THE PRESIDENT IS

REPORTEDLY BACKING ONLY

MODEST CHANGES TO OUR

GOVERNMENT SURVEILLANCE.

BUT MERE TWEAKS COULD SPELL

DISASTER, SAY PRIVACY

ADVOCATES, WHO FEAR THE

LONG-TERM COLLECTION OF DATA

COULD ONE DAY PROVE TOO

TEMPTING FOR THOSE SEEKING

POLITICAL DIRT.

WE HAVE SEEN THIS MOVIE

BEFORE.

WE KNOW HOW IT ENDS.

WE KNOW THAT EVENTUALLY, IF

THAT INFORMATION REMAINS IN

THE HANDS OF GOVERNMENT FOR

THAT LONG, IT WILL

EVENTUALLY BE ABUSED.

IT WILL BE MANIPULATED FOR

PARTISAN AND OTHER WHY

NEFARIOUS PURPOSES, AND WE

CAN'T LET THAT HAPPEN.

Reporter: HEATHER

CELLS, CBN NEWS.

Gordon: IF PEOPLE ARE

WONDERING IF BIG BROTHER IS

HERE, HE IS HERE.

AND IT IS ALIVE AND KICKING,

AND THEY'RE IN YOUR CELL

PHONE.

THE JOKE AMONG SECURITY

CIRCLES IS THAT THE

GOVERNMENT WANTS TO BE ON

YOUR COMPUTER, AND THEY'RE

ALREADY THERE.

THE OBAMACARE WEBSITE IS

STILL FACING SERIOUS

SECURITY PROBLEMS.

JOHN JESSUP HAS THAT STORY

FROM OUR NEWS BUREAU IN

WASHINGTON.

Reporter: GORDON,

INTERNET SECURITY EXPERTS

ARE WARNING THE OBAMACARE

WEBSITE SECURITY IS SO BAD,

THEY COULD EXPOSE THE USER'S

PERSONAL INFORMATION.

IT COULD BE USED

POTENTIALLY TO GAIN

INFORMATION OF FINANCIAL

DATA.

IT COULD BE USED FOR

IDENTITY THEFT.

IT COULD BE MISUSED MANY

DIFFERENT WAYS.

THIS COULD BE LONG-TERM.

IT CAN BE VERY DAMAGING TO

AN INDIVIDUAL.

Reporter: THE EXPERTS

SAY THE PROBLEMS HAVE GOTTEN

WORSE IN THE PAST FEW

MONTHS.

THE CHAIRMAN OF A U.S.

COMMISSION PROMOTING

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM SAYS THE

UNITED STATES SHOULD INCLUDE

THE RIGHTS OF RELIGIOUS

MINORITIES IN ITS ONGOING

TALKS WITH IRAN.

THE U.S. IS WRONG NOT TO

BRING UP THE SITUATION OF

BELIEVERS LIKE AMERICAN

PASTOR, IMPRISONED PASTOR,

SAEED ABEDINI.

I THINK IT IS A TERRIBLE

MISTAKE, ONE THAT WILL

RESULT IN NO PROGRESS BEING

MADE IF WE SWEEP RELIGION

ASIDE ON COMBATING NUCLEAR

ARMS, TERRORISM OR ANYTHING

ELSE.

Reporter: AND TOM

COBURN IS STEPPING DOWN AT

THE END OF THIS CONGRESS,

TWO YEARS BEFORE HIS TERM

ENDS.

HE SAYS HE HAS BEEN BATTLING

PROSTATE CANCER, BUT HIS

DECISION IS TO HONOR HIS

PLEDGE NOT TO SERVE MORE

THAN TWO TERMS.

HE RECENTLY TESTIFIED BEFORE

A HOUSE COMMITTEE ON

WASTEFUL SPENDING.

WE HAVE 679 RENEWABLE

ENERGY PROGRAMS.

FROM 23 DIFFERENT AGENCIES.

COSTING $15 BILLION A YEAR.

Reporter: COBURN SAYS

CONGRESS ISN'T DOING ITS JOB

BY LETTING GOVERNMENT WASTE

DATE OUT OF CONTROL.

WE'LL BE BACK WITH MORE OF

"THE 700 CLUB" AFTER THIS.

Gordon: WHEN THE MARKET

CRASHED IN 2008, SALES

DROPPED BY 300% AT RICHARD

BAKER'S REAL ESTATE

COMPANY.

THAT'S WHEN HE AND HIS WIFE

MADE A DECISION THAT

JUMP-STARTED THEIR BUSINESS,

EVEN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE

RECESSION.

Reporter: IT IS QUIET

HERE THIS TIME OF YEAR ON

THE SANDY BEACHES OFF THE

NORTH CAROLINA COAST.

CBN PARTNERS, RICHARD AND

LINDA BAKER, ESPECIALLY

ENJOY WALKING HERE, WHERE

THEY HAVE BEEN LIVING AND

DOING BUSINESS FOR YEARS.

I LOVE THAT THE PEACE I

FEEL HERE, JUST THE BREEZES

AND THE SALTY AIR.

Reporter: THE BAKERS

RUN A SUCCESS COMPANY CALLED

TREASURE REALITY.

THE LARGEST PART OF THEIR

BUSINESS INVOLVES SELLING

AND RENTING VACATION

PROPERTY.

HARD WORK, TRUSTING GOD, AND

ONE OTHER IMPORTANT

PRINCIPLE GUIDE THEIR LIVES

AND BUSINESS.

GIVING IS ESSENTIAL FOR

THE SUCCESS OF TREASURE

RELATE.

WITHOUT GIVING, WE WOULDN'T

BE WHERE WE ARE.

WHEN YOU TITHE AND YOU

GIVE, GOD BECOMES A PARTNER

WITH YOU IN YOUR LABOR.

AND HE SAYS IF YOU SOW

ABUNDANTLY, YOU'LL REAP

ABUNDANTLY.

IF YOU SOW SPARINGLY, YOU'LL

REAP SPARINGLY.

THE RESORT BUSINESS IS

FRAGILE IN THESE TIMES.

IN 2008, MY SALES DROPPED

100% OFF THE HIGH IN 2005.

IT WAS SCARY BECAUSE YOU

DON'T KNOW WHAT THE FUTURE

IS GOING TO HOLD.

YOU DON'T KNOW, ARE THESE

EMPLOYEES GOING TO STILL BE

HERE?

ARE WE GOING TO SHUT DOWN

THE SALES OFFICE?

Reporter: RICHARD AND

LINDA HAVE ALWAYS BEEN

GIVERS, SUPPORTING THEIR

CHURCH AND CBN, AND FOR MORE

THAN A DECADE, THEY HAVE

GIVEN MORE BASED ON

PROJECTED SALES.

BUT AFTER REVENUES FALLING

AFTER SUCH A HARD YEAR, AND

THE PROSPECT OF THINGS

GETTING WORSE, RICHARD MADE

WHAT HE BELIEVED WAS A

PRUDENT FINANCIAL DECISION.

WHEN WE GOT TO THE END OF

THE YEAR, WE REALIZED IT WAS

GOING TO BE ANOTHER HARD

YEAR IN FRONT OF US, NO

QUESTION.

AND SO WE DECIDED TO CUT

BACK ON OUR GIVING.

Reporter: BUT FOUR

MONTHS LATER, WHEN RICHARD

WAS REVIEWING HIS TAX

RETURN, HE REALIZED THAT

THEIR INCOME HADN'T DROPPED

AS EXPECTED.

AND THE LORD JUST GENTLY

SAID, WHY DID YOU HOLD

BACK?

AND I HAD GOOSE BUMPS, AND I

CALLED MY WIFE AND I SAID,

HONEY, GET IN HERE.

BRING THE CHECKBOOK.

Reporter: RICHARD AND

LINDA SAT DOWN TOGETHER AND

WROTE OUT CHECKS TO CBN AND

THEIR CHURCH.

TREASURE RELATE.

REALITY.

Reporter: JUST ONE WEEK

LATER AT THE RENTAL

OFFICE --

ISAAC COMES IN AND SAYS,

I DON'T KNOW WHAT'S GOING

ON, BUT THE PHONES ARE

RINGING OFF THE HOOK.

I DON'T UNDERSTAND IT.

AND WE DIDN'T PUT THE TWO

TOGETHER, UNTIL ABOUT A WEEK

LATER, WHEN HE COMES IN WITH

NUMBERS AND SHOWS US THAT

THE PHONE CALLS AND THE

RESERVATIONS HAD DOUBLED

FROM THE SAME WEEK THE YEAR

BEFORE.

Reporter: DURING THAT

MEETING, RICHARD BELIEVES HE

HEARD THE LORD SPEAK TO HIM

AGAIN.

AND THE LORD WHISPERED IN

MY EAR, LITERALLY, THAT WAS

ME.

Reporter: RICHARD AND

LINDA SAY THEY HAVE NOT

STRUGGLED AGAIN WITH THEIR

GIVING.

IN FACT, THEY HAVE INCREASED

IT OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS,

AND THEIR BUSINESS IS

GROWING AGAIN.

TREASURE REALITY'S SALES

HAVE BEEN FABULOUS, AND THE

SALES HAVE BEEN GREAT, AND

WE'RE BACK TO WHERE WE

WERE -- ON TRACK TO BEING

WHERE WE WERE AT THE TOP OF

THE MARKET.

WHEN YOU GIVE, IT COMES BACK

TO YOU.

WHEN YOU GIVE IT, IT

RELEASES HIM TO BLESS YOU.

Gordon: HERE IS WHAT

THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT THIS,

DEUTERONOMY 8: "NEVER THINK

IT WAS YOUR OWN STRENGTH AND

ENERGY THAT MADE YOU

WEALTHY.

ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT IT IS

THE LORD, YOUR GOD, WHO

GIVES YOU THE POWER TO

BECOME RICH."

AND RICHARD AND LINDA

LEARNED THAT AND PUT THAT

INTO PRACTICE, AND SAID, IF

WE DO IT GOD'S WAY, THEN HE

IS GOING TO ENABLE US.

AND THAT CAN HAPPEN TO YOU

IF YOU JUST FOLLOW THE SAME

PRINCIPLE.

A FEW YEARS AGO, MIKE WAS

OUT OF WORK AND RUNNING LOW

ON CASH.

SO HE WAS SURPRISED TO LEARN

WHAT HIS WIFE WAS DOING WITH

THE FEW DOLLARS THEY HAD

LEFT.

Reporter: 61-YEAR-OLD

MIKE HAS RIDDEN AND WORKED

ON MOTORCYCLES HIS WHOLE

LIFE.

AND HE HAS EVEN BUILT BIKES,

LIKE THESE BEAUTIES, THE

SHOP WHERE HE NOW WORKS.

I LIKE TO PUT MY IDEAS

INTO A MOTORCYCLE THAT IS

DIFFERENT.

NONE OF THE MOTORCYCLES I

BUILD ARE THE SAME.

Reporter: MIKE MARRIED

MARY CHRIS IN THE

PHILIPPINES IN 2005.

THEY LIVED THERE FOR A

YEAR.

WHEN THEY RETURNED TO THE

STATES, MIKE HAD A HARD TIME

FINDING A JOB.

THAT'S WHEN HE STARTED TO

LEARN ABOUT A PRINCIPLE THAT

CHANGED EVERYTHING.

MIKE KNEW THAT MARY CHRIS

WATCHED "THE 700 CLUB" EVERY

DAY, BUT HE DIDN'T KNOW SHE

WAS GIVING MONEY TO THE

MINISTRY.

I SAID, HONEY, WHAT ARE

YOU DOING?

AND SHE SAYS, WELL, I'VE

BEEN DOING THIS FOR A COUPLE

OF MONTHS.

I TOLD HER, FIRST, THAT WE

COULDN'T AFFORD TO SEND

$20.

I WASN'T WORKING.

SHE WAS DOING IRONING AND

THINGS FOR A NEIGHBOR.

Reporter: BUT THEN MIKE

BEGAN TO THINK ABOUT WHAT HE

SAW HIS WIFE DOING WITH THE

LITTLE BIT THAT SHE WAS

MAKING.

MY WIFE WAS GIVING ALL

SHE HAD.

AND SHE SHOWED ME -- I'M

SORRY.

I'M SORRY.

SHE SHOWED ME WHAT REAL

GIVING IS, THE HEART OF

GIVING.

Reporter: MARY CHRIS

ALSO URGED MIKE TO WATCH

"THE 700 CLUB" WITH HER.

WE STARTED WATCHING "THE

700 CLUB" AND LISTENING TO

PAT AND GORDON, AND THEN WE

STARTED LEARNING ABOUT

MALACHI 3: 10.

I SAID, WELL, OKAY, IF I'M

GOING TO GIVE $20, MEN THE

LORD WILL GIVE IT BACK TO

US.

Reporter: SO MIKE SENT

OFF A CHECK TO CBN.

ABOUT A WEEK LATER I SOLD

A MOTORCYCLE ENGINE THAT I

HAD IN MY SHED FOR $2500.

I HAD IT THERE FOR YEARS.

I HAD ALMOST FORGOTTEN ABOUT

IT.

Reporter: WHEN MIKE

WENT BACK INTO THE HOUSE AND

TOLD MARY CHRIS WHAT

HAPPENED, SHE REMINDED HIM

ABOUT WHAT THEY'VE BEEN

LEARNING.

THE FIRST THING MY WIFE

SAYS IS YOU'VE GOT TO GIVE

$250 TO THE LORD.

AND I SAID, WHY?

AND I SAID, OH, I'M SORRY.

YOU'RE RIGHT, WE HAVE TO

GIVE $250 TO THE LORD.

SO WE MAILED THAT INTO CBN.

Reporter: SOON AFTER

THAT, THE COUPLE WAS

WATCHING A CBN TELETHON, AND

THEY INCREASED THEIR PLEDGE

TO "700 CLUB" GOLD, $40 A

MONTH.

SHORTLY AFTER THAT I GOT

A JOB.

AND WE HAD FRIENDS WHO HAVE

A BEAUTIFUL HOME, AND THEY

ASKED US TO LIVE THERE AND

TAKE CARE OF THE HOUSE, FREE

OF RENT.

RENT-FREE FOR OVER FIVE

YEARS?

THAT WAS A BLESSING.

Reporter: THE COUPLE

THEN INCREASED TO THE

THOUSAND CLUB, AND

EVENTUALLY BECAME CBN

FOUNDERS.

OUR INCOME HAS

INCREASED.

IT IS REAL FUNNY, BECAUSE

EVERY TIME WE INCREASE OUR

GIVING, THE LORD FINDS WAYS

TO INCREASE OUR EARNINGS.

IT IS REALLY STRANGE.

I WENT FROM MAKING $20 AN

HOUR TO MAKING $42 AN HOUR.

Reporter: AND MARY

CHRIS STARTED A SMALL

BUSINESS CLEANING HOUSES.

OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS, SHE

HAS GONE FROM ONE CLIENT TO

SEVEN.

MIKE AND MARY CHRIS KNOW THE

ANSWER TO GOD'S PROVISION IN

THEIR LIVES IS SIMPLE.

THE SECRET IS OBEYING

HIM.

THAT'S THE SECRET.

YOU ASK ANY CHRISTIAN, DO

YOU BELIEVE THE BIBLE?

OF COURSE.

DO YOU BELIEVE GOD CAN'T

LIE?

OF COURSE HE CAN'T LIE.

THEN WHY DON'T YOU BELIEVE

THIS?

GOD SAYS, TEST HIM, PROVE

HIM WRONG.

YOU CAN'T PROVE HIM WRONG.

HE IS GOING TO PROVE HIMSELF

RIGHT.

JUST BY OBEYING WHAT HE ASKS

YOU TO DO.

Gordon: HERE IS THE

SCRIPTURE ON THIS.

IT IS FROM PROVERBS 3: "KEEP

MY COMMANDS IN YOUR HEART,

FOR THEY WILL PR PROLONG

YOUR LIFE MANY YEARS AND

BRING YOU PROSPERITY.

LET LOVE AND FAITHFULNESS

NEVER LEAVE YOU.

THEN YOU WILL IN FAVOR AND

IN GOOD NAME IN THE SIGHT OF

GOD AND MAN."

WHERE DO YOU KEEP THE

COMMANDMENTS?

YOU KEEP THAT IN YOUR

HEART.

WHEN YOU SHOW GOD YOU'RE

DOING THIS BECAUSE I WANT

TO, I WANT TO BE GENEROUS, I

WANT TO HAVE A HEART OF

GENEROSITY, AND I WANT TO

OBEY YOUR COMMANDMENTS FROM

MY HEART, THAT'S WHEN THE

BLESSINGS COME.

SOME PARTNERS JUST LIKE MIKE

AND MARY CHRIS SAY WE LOVE

GIVING TO CBN.

AND WE WANT TO CHALLENGE

OTHERS TO GIVE.

SO THEY'LL MATCH YOUR GIVING

FOR THE NEXT 30 MINUTES,

DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR, $75,000.

LORD, WE ASK FOR BLESSING.

WE ASK FOR MULTIPLICATION.

THAT YOU WOULD INCREASE,

DOUBLE, TRIPLE, AND YOUR

WORD IS TRUE, YOU WILL OPEN

THE WINDOWS OF HEAVEN AND

POUR OUT A BLESSING THEY

CANNOT CONTAIN.

BE WITH US NOW, FOR WE ASK

IT IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

YOU HEARD IT, $75,000 ON A

CHALLENGE.

30 MINUTES ON THE CLOCK.

WE NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU.

WHAT ARE WE ASKING YOU TO

DO?

WE'RE ASKING YOU TO JOIN

"THE 700 CLUB."

TO SAY, YES, I WANT TO BE A

PART OF IT.

I WANT TO BE A PART OF

EVERYTHING "THE 700 CLUB" IS

DOING AROUND THE WORLD.

HOW MUCH IS THAT?

JUST $20 A MONTH, 65 CENTS A

DAY.

SOME OF YOU CAN JOIN AT A

HIGHER LEVEL.

WE'VE GOT "700 CLUB" GOLD,

WHICH IS $40.

AND THEN THERE IS THE

THOUSAND CLUB, WHICH IS

$1,000 A YEAR, AND IT BREAKS

OUT TO $84 A MONTH.

AT WHATEVER LEVEL, GOD IS

SPEAKING TO YOU, AND NOW IS

THE TIME TO DO IT.

YOUR GIFT IS AUTOMATICALLY

DOUBLED FOR THE NEXT 29

MINUTES.

SO GIVE US A CALL.

1-800-759-0700.

TERRY?

Terry: TONIGHT, WHEN

YOU GO TO SLEEP, YOU'LL HAVE

AN AVERAGE OF FOUR DREAMS.

SO WHY DO WE DREAM AT

NIGHT?

IS IT STRESS OR MAYBE A

LATE-NIGHT SNACK?

OR SOMETIMES IS GOD TRYING

TO TELL YOU SOMETHING.

FIND OUT IN OUR NEW D.V.D.,

"VISIONS OF THE NIGHT."

Gordon: THE BIBLE SAYS

THAT GOD SPEAKS IN THE

VISIONS OF THE NIGHT.

THE QUESTION FOR US TODAY

IS: DOES GOD STILL SPEAK IN

OUR DREAMS?

CAN GOD USE OUR DREAMS TO

WARN US, INSTRUCT US,

INSPIRE US, CALL US TO PRAY,

AND BUILD OUR FAITH?

Announcer: IN GORDON

ROBERTSON'S NEWEST D.V.D.

TEACHING, "VISIONS OF THE

NIGHT," YOU'LL DISCOVER HOW

GOD USED DREAMS THROUGHOUT

THE BIBLE.

HOW TO KNOW IF A DREAM IS

FROM GOD.

WHAT TO DO WHEN GOD SPEAKS

TO YOU IN DREAMS.

AND HOW TO UNDERSTAND THE

PLANS GOD HAS FOR YOU.

Gordon: DREAMS CAN TELL

US WHAT GOD WANTS US TO DO.

YOU CAN DREAM OF THE GOOD

WORKS GOD HAS CREATED FOR

YOU AND FIND THE

SATISFACTION IN LIFE THAT

ONLY HE CAN PROVIDE.

Announcer: GET CBN'S

NEWEST D.V.D. TEACHING,

"VISIONS OF THE NIGHT."

IT'S OUR GIFT TO YOU WHEN

YOU JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

AVAILABLE NOW.

Terry: WOULDN'T YOU

LIKE TO KNOW WHAT YOUR

DREAMS MEAN?

AND IF GOD IS SPEAKING TO

YOU, WHAT IS IT HE IS

SAYING?

WHAT DOES HE WANT YOU TO DO

OR HOW DOES HE WANT TO

IMPACT YOUR LIFE?

WELL, "VISIONS OF THE NIGHT"

ADDRESSES ALL OF THAT.

GOD HAS BEEN USING DREAMS TO

SPEAK TO PEOPLE FOR

GENERATIONS.

WE WANT YOU TO HAVE THIS.

IT IS OUR WAY OF SAYING

THANK YOU WHEN YOU CALL TO

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB" AND SAY,

I WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

IN THE LIVES OF OTHER

PEOPLE.

SO CALL NOW.

1-800-759-0700.

GORDON?

Gordon: AS A FREE LANCE

PHOTOGRAPHER, JOHN JACKSON

WAS DROWNING IN DEBT.

HE EVEN HAD TO SELL HIS CAR

JUST TO PAY HIS BILLS.

THEN ONE DAY JOHN MADE A

DECISION THAT MORE THAN

DOUBLED HIS INCOME.

Reporter: JOHN JACKSON

WORKS IN A PAINT STORE.

BUT ON THE WEEKENDS HE LOVES

WORKING AS A FREELANCE

PHOTOGRAPHER.

HE IS ALSO A PARTNER WITH

CBN.

THEY SHOW WHAT THEY'RE

DOING EVERY DAY, EVERY

WEEK.

WHETHER IT IS ORPHANAGES,

WHETHER IT IS AROUND THE

WORLD, OR HERE IN MY

NEIGHBORHOOD.

THEY SHOW WHAT THEY'RE

DOING.

AND TO ME, BASED ON WHAT

I'VE LEARNED THROUGH

SCRIPTURE, THAT'S GOOD

GROUND.

IF THAT'S GOOD GROUND, THEN

YOU'LL GET A HARVEST.

Reporter: IN 1995, JOHN

STARTED GIVING $20 A MONTH.

HE SAYS THAT SOON AFTER

THAT, GOD PROMPTED HIM TO

GIVE $84 A MONTH.

BUT JOHN RESISTED.

I KIND OF PUSHED IT

ASIDE.

I'M LIKE, I CAN'T AFFORD

THAT.

Reporter: AT THE TIME,

JOHN WAS STRUGGLING WITH HIS

FINANCES AND RIDING A BIKE

TO WORK.

HE HAD A FULL-TIME JOB AT A

LOCAL PAINT STORE, BUT HIS

CAR NEEDED EXPENSIVE

REPAIRS, AND HE HAD TO SELL

IT AS A LOSS JUST TO MAKE

ENDS MEET.

ONE DAY I WAS RIDING, AND

I WAS, LIKE, LORD, I'M TIRED

OF THIS.

WHAT'S NEXT?

AND, AGAIN, YOU NEED TO

GIVE, PLEDGE EXPRESS, THIS

IS HOW MUCH.

NOT JUST GIVE THIS MUCH, BUT

PLEDGE EXPRESS IT.

HE WAS SPECIFIC ON WHAT HE

WANTED ME TO DO.

Reporter: FINALLY, JOHN

INCREASED HIS CBN PLEDGE TO

$84 A MONTH.

WHEN I MADE UP MY MIND TO

DO IT, THAT'S WHEN THE

PROMOTIONS STARTED COMING.

NOW I JUST RECENTLY GOT

PROMOTED TO STORE MANAGER.

AND THAT WELL OVERDOUBLED MY

PAY.

Reporter: IN ADDITION

TO HIS PROMOTION, JOHN SAW

GOD AT WORK IN OTHER WAYS.

FOR ONE THING, HIS

PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS TOOK

OFF.

I'M GETTING MORE HITS ON

MY WEBSITE.

IT'S MORE THAN DOUBLED.

IT'S MORE THAN TRIPLED.

AND I FOUND A CAR, IN

EXCELLENT CONDITION, FOR

$2200.

THE BLUE BOOK SAYS IT IS

WORTH $3800.

IT'S GOD.

I'M JUST FOLLOWING HIS

PRINCIPLES.

Reporter: JOHN SAYS

THAT HE LEARNED THOSE

PRINCIPLES, IN PART, FROM

WATCHING "THE 700 CLUB."

I HEAR CBN TALK ABOUT IT

ALL OF THE TIME.

THEY USE THE SCRIPTURE, "YOU

SOW SPARINGLY, YOU'LL REAP

SPARINGLY.

YOU SOW ABUNDANTING, AND

YOU'LL REAP ABUNDANTLY.

AND I HAVE SEEN IT IN MY OWN

LIFE.

YOU CAN'T AFFORD NOT TO

TITHE.

YOU CAN'T AFFORD NOT TO SOW

INTO A MINISTRY LIKE CBN.

JUST BE OBEDIENT TO GOD.

LISTEN TO WHAT HE IS TELLING

YOU.

GET INVOLVED.

PARTNER WITH CBN.

AND YOU'LL BE BLESSED.

Gordon: HERE ARE THE

WORDS FROM JESUS, FROM

MATTHEW 25: "TO THOSE WHO

USE WELL WHAT THEY ARE

GIVEN, EVEN MORE WILL BE THE

GIVEN, AND THEY WILL HAVE AN

ABUNDANCE.

BUT FOR THOSE WHO DO

NOTHING, EVEN WHAT LITTLE

THEY HAVE WILL BE TAKEN

AWAY."

JOHN PUT HIS TREASURE TO

WORK, AND PUT IT TO WORK IN

THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN.

AND HE SAW A HARVEST.

AND THAT CAN HAPPEN TO YOU

BECAUSE THE PROMISES ARE

TRUE TO EVERYONE WHO

BELIEVES.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS BE

OBEDIENT WHEN GOD IS TELLING

YOU TO DO SOMETHING, AND

THEN THE BLESSINGS COME.

IF YOU'RE FEELING THAT, IF

GOD IS SPEAKING TO YOU NOW,

NOW IS THE TIME TO CALL US.

1-800-759-0700.

WE'VE GOT A $75,000

CHALLENGE.

THAT MEANS YOUR GIFT IS

AUTOMATICALLY DOUBLED FOR

THE NEXT 23 MINUTES AND 46

SECONDS.

SO GO TO THE PHONE AND CALL

US.

AND SAY, YES, I WANT TO JOIN

"THE 700 CLUB."

IT IS JUST $20 A MONTH, 65

CENTS A DAY.

LET'S GO TO WENDY AT THE

PHONES.

Wendy: THANKS, GORDON.

YES, NOW IS THE TIME TO

CALL.

WE WANT YOU TO CALL US RIGHT

NOW.

WHEN YOU GIVE TO CBN, WE

WANT TO GIVE SOMETHING BACK

TO YOU.

IN OUR NEW D.V.D., "VISIONS

OF THE NIGHT," YOU'LL SEE

HOW DREAMS FROM GOD CAN

INSPIRE GREAT IDEAS, SAVE

LIVES, AND EVEN CHANGE

HISTORY.

TAKE A LOOK.

Gordon: FROM EMPERORS,

PHARAOHS, AND KINGS --

GOT HAS BEEN, ALWAYS

THROUGH THE AGES, SPEAKING

TO PEOPLE THROUGH DREAMS AND

VISIONS.

Gordon: THROUGH

SCIENTISTS, MUSICIANS, AND

EVEN CHILDREN.

I'VE HAD THIS DREAM

BEFORE.

Gordon: SEE THE DREAMS

THAT CHANGED HISTORY AND

LEARN WHAT TO DO WHEN GOD

SPEAKS TO YOU.

Announcer: IN GORDON

ROBERTSON'S NEWEST D.V.D.

TEACHING, "VISIONS OF THE

NIGHT," YOU'LL DISCOVER HOW

GOD USED DREAMS THROUGHOUT

THE BIBLE, HOW TO KNOW IF A

DREAM IS FROM GOD, AND WHAT

TO DO WHEN GOD SPEAKS TO YOU

IN DREAMS.

AND HOW TO UNDERSTAND THE

PLANS GOD HAS FOR YOU.

Gordon: DREAMS CAN TELL

US WHAT GOD WANTS YOU TO

DO.

YOU CAN DREAM OF THE GOOD

WORKS GOD HAS CREATED FOR

YOU.

AND FIND THE SATISFACTION IN

LIFE THAT ONLY HE CAN

PROVIDE.

Announcer: "VISIONS OF

THE NIGHT," AVAILABLE NOW.

Wendy: I FIND THAT GOD

USES DREAMS IN MY LIFE

MOSTLY TO KEEP ME ON TRACK

FROM MAKING MISTAKES.

FOR EXAMPLE, I WAS THINKING

ABOUT SELLING MY HOUSE ABOUT

SIX MONTHS AGO, AND I HAD A

DREAM, AND GOD WAS SHOWING

ME THROUGH THE DIFFERENT

SYMBOLS IN THE DREAM THAT

THAT WOULD BE A BAD IDEA, SO

I DIDN'T DO IT.

GOD LOVES US SO MUCH, HE

GAVE US THIS INCREDIBLE

TOOL, TO SPEAK TO US IN

DREAMS AND VISIONS.

WE WANT YOU TO HAVE THIS.

IT'S OUR GIFT TO YOU,

"VISIONS OF THE NIGHT."

WHAT DO YOUR DREAMS MEAN?

THIS WILL HELP YOU

UNDERSTAND YOUR DREAMS SO

MUCH BETTER.

IT IS YOURS WHEN YOU CALL

AND SAY, YES, I WANT TO JOIN

"THE 700 CLUB."

HOW MUCH IS THAT?

$20 A MONTH, OR 65 A DAYS.

1-800-759-0700 IS THE NUMBER

TO CALL, OR YOU CAN LOG ON

TO CBN.COM.

IF YOU JOIN AT THE GOLD

LEVEL, THAT'S $40 A MONTH,

WE'RE GOING TO GIVE YOU

THREE D.V.D.s.

IF YOU CAN GIVE A LITTLE

MORE, $84 A MONTH, THAT'S

OUR THOUSAND CLUB LEVEL.

AND WE'LL SEND YOU FIVE

VISION "VISIONS OF THE

NIGHT."

TO SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS

AND FAMILY.

WE ARE HEARING FROM PEOPLE.

I WANTED TO READ YOU THIS

FROM BECKY IN ILLINOIS.

"WE HAVE KIDS OUT OF STATE,

AND I SENT A D.V.D. TO EACH

OF THEM."

WAY TO GO, BECKY.

AND LARRY IN CALIFORNIA

SAYS, "THESE EXTRA D.V.D.s

ARE AN AMAZING TOOL TO WIN

SOULS FOR CHRIST."

LARRY, WE COULDN'T AGREE

MORE.

THAT'S WHY WE WANT YOU TO

HAVE THESE.

I'M GOING TO THROW IT BACK

OVER TO TERRY.

Terry: WHEN YOU DO JOIN

"THE 700 CLUB," YOU'LL BE

GIVING HOPE TO PEOPLE ALL

AROUND THE WORLD, LIKE THIS

LITTLE BOY IN CHINA, WHO HAS

A WHOLE NEW FUTURE, AND IT'S

THANKS TO PEOPLE LIKE YOU.

EVERY TIME LITTLE JUN HO

MUNG TRIED TO MAKE FRIENDS,

THE OTHER CHILDREN JUST

LAUGHED.

HE TRIED SO HARD TO GET

ALONG WITH PEOPLE.

HE USED TO COME HOME

CRYING AND POINTING AT HIS

LIPS.

THE KIDS CALLED HIM RABBIT

LIPS.

Reporter: JUN

Terry: JUN HO WAS BORN

WITH A SEVERE CLEFT LIP AND

PAPALATE.

AND AS HARD AS THEY TRIED TO

SAVE FOR CLEFT LIP SURGERY,

THEY COULD NEVER AFFORD IT.

SOON JUN HO GAVE UP TRYING

TO MAKE FRIENDS AND SPENT

ALL OF HIS TIME WITH HIS PET

BUNNY RABBITS.

IT WAS HIS ONLY FRIEND

WHO WOULD NOT LAUGH AT HIM.

I KNEW THE LONGER HE HAD TO

LOOK AT HIMSELF WITH THAT

CLEFT LIP, THE MORE INSECURE

HE WOULD BE.

I WORRIED ABOUT THIS

FUTURE, BUT THERE WAS

NOTHING I COULD DO.

Terry: AFTER ASKING

EVERY ORGANIZATION THEY

COULD THINK OF FOR

ASSISTANCE, THEY WERE JUST

ABOUT TO GIVE UP HOPE.

THEN THEY HEARD ABOUT CBN.

WE OFFERED TO PROVIDE CLEFT

LIP AND PALATE SURGERY FOR

JUN HO.

THERE WAS A REAL LIGHT EN

OUR DARK WORLD.

I KNEW AT ONCE THAT MY SON'S

LIP WOULD BE FIXED.

FINALLY HIS BROKEN HEART

WOULD BE HEALED.

Terry: JUN HO CAME OUT

OF SURGERY WITH A CONFIDENCE

HE HAD NEVER HAD BEFORE.

TODAY HE HAS LOTS OF FRIENDS

AND GREAT HOPE FOR HIS

FUTURE.

IT IS LIKE HE IS A

COMPLETELY DIFFERENT BOY.

HE CAN EAT NOW.

SO HE IS GETTING BIGGER.

HE LOVES TO SMILE, AND HE

HAS A VERY OUTGOING

PERSONALITY.

HE IS EVEN GOING TO START

PLAY SCHOOL SOON.

NOW JUN HO LIKES TO LOOK

AT HIMSELF IN THE MIRROR.

BUT MORE IMPORTANT, HIS

CHARACTER IS HEALTHY NOW.

AS A FATHER, I JUST WANT TO

SAY THANK YOU.

WHEN OTHER PEOPLE WENT OUT

OF THEIR WAY TO AVOID US,

CBN CAME TO US FROM FAR AWAY

TO HELP, AND YOU DIDN'T EVEN

KNOW US.

I CAN REALLY FEEL THE LOVE.

Terry: I CAN'T IMAGINE

BEING A PARENT AND KNOWING

THAT MY CHILD HAD A PROBLEM

THAT COULD BE SOLVED, AND

THAT NO MATTER HOW HARD I

WORKED, NO MATTER HOW HARD I

TRIED, I COULD NEVER SAVE

ENOUGH MONEY TO HELP HIM.

THIS LITTLE BOY POINTING AT

HIS MOUTH, HE KNEW THERE WAS

SOMETHING WRONG WITH HIM,

AND HE WAS MADE FUN OF.

BUT NOT TODAY.

TODAY HE HAS AN EAR TO EAR

BEAUTIFUL SMILE, AND HE HAS

HOPE IN THE FUTURE.

AND YOU, CBN PARTNERS, MADE

THAT POSSIBLE.

YOU WERE THE HOPE THAT CAME

FROM FAR AWAY AND MADE A

DIFFERENCE IN THE LIFE OF

THIS FAMILY.

WE'RE DOING THIS KIND OF

THING AROUND THE WORLD EVERY

DAY.

WON'T YOU BE A PART OF IT?

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB" RIGHT

NOW.

CALL OUR TOLL-FREE NUMBER,

1-800-759-0700.

65 CENTS A DAY, $20 A MONTH,

MAKES YOU A "700 CLUB"

MEMBER.

MAYBE YOU ALREADY ARE.

THEN WOULD YOU GO UP TO THE

GOLD LEVEL?

THAT'S A GIFT OF $40 A

MONTH.

IF YOU'RE A GOLD LEVEL,

TRUST GOD TO USE YOU IN A

POWERFUL WAY.

GO UP TO THE THOUSAND CLUB.

THAT'S $84 A MONTH.

WE IS A 2500 LEFT, $204 A

MONTH.

AND WE EVEN HAVE FRIENDS IN

THE CHAIRMAN'S CIRCLE, AND

THEY GIVE GIFTS OF $10,000 A

MORE A YEAR.

CALL NOW.

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

WITH YOUR GENEROSITY AND

WITH YOUR KINDNESS.

WE NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU.

Gordon: LIKE MANY

FACTORY TOWNS, SPARTON,

TENNESSEE, HAS BEEN HIT HARD

BY THE RECESSION.

RIGHT NOW MORE THAN 20% OF

THE POPULATION LIVE BELOW

THE POVERTY LINE.

THAT'S WHY "OPERATION

BLESSING" IS THERE, HELPING

HUNDREDS OF FAMILIES PUT

FOOD ON THE TABLE.

Reporter: CHRIS AND

DOTTIE SMITH WERE DOWN TO

THEIR LAST $6.

CHRIS' HOURS AT THE FACTORY

WERE CUT BECAUSE OF THE

ECONOMY.

AND DOTTIE COULDN'T WORK

BECAUSE SHE HAS LUPUS.

THEY WEREN'T KNOW HOW THEY

WERE GOING TO PAY THEIR

RENTS OR BUY FOOD FOR THEIR

FOUR CHILDREN.

WE NEVER HAVE HAD ASK FOR

HELP.

WE'VE ALWAYS BEEN ABLE TO

GIVE THEIR KIDS EVERYTHING

THEY NEEDED.

WE FIXED THE LAST MEAL WE

HAD, AND DIDN'T KNOW, YOU

KNOW -- WE DIDN'T KNOW WHERE

WE WERE GOING TO TURN.

I WOULD JUST LAY IN BED AT

NIGHT AND WORRY, HOW ARE WE

GOING TO FEED OUR FAMILY THE

NEXT DAY.

Reporter: IN SPITE OF

HER HEALTH CHALLENGES,

DOTTIE WORKS HARD TO KEEP

THINGS GOING AT HOME.

OFTEN WAKING UP AT 5 a.m.

TO HANG LAUNDRY BEFORE

GETTING THE KIDS READY FOR

SCHOOL.

I PRAY TO THE LORD EVERY

MORNING AND EVERY NIGHT.

I KNOW HE IS NOT GOING TO

LET MY KIDS GO WITHOUT.

Reporter: GOD ANSWERED

DOTTIE'S PRAYERS WHEN A

FRIEND TOLD HER ABOUT

"OPERATION BLESSING"

PARTNER, CHRISTIAN FAITH

MINISTRY.

WHICH IS LET BY PASTOR PAUL

SPIKE IN SPARTA, TENNESSEE.

IN THIS PARTICULAR AREA

RIGHT NOW THERE IS GREAT

NEED.

AND THE FOOD WE RECEIVE FROM

"OPERATION BLESSING" COMES

IN AND GOES DIRECTLY TO

THEM.

IT CHANGES THEIR LIVES.

IN FACT, IN SOME SITUATIONS,

IT IS THE SUBSTANCE OF THEIR

LIVES.

Reporter: EVERY

WEEKEND, MORE THAN 200

FAMILIES PICK UP FRESH

PRODUCE, JUICES, CANNED

GOODS AND OTHER ESSENTIALS.

IT IS GOOD TO KNOW THERE

ARE PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO

WANT TO HELP YOU OUT.

Reporter: CHRIS HOPES

TO GET HIS HOURS AT THE

FACTORY BACK SOON.

RIGHT NOW BECAUSE OF

"OPERATION BLESSING'S" HELP

WITH FOOD, THE SMITHS ARE

ABLE TO PAY THEIR BILLS AND

MAKE ENDS MEET.

IF IT WASN'T FOR

EVERYBODY HELPING OUT,

FAMILIES LIKE MINE WOULD NOT

MAKE IT.

WHEN I FOUND OUT ABOUT

CHRISTIAN FAITH AND

"OPERATION BLESSING," I WAS

VERY THANKFUL FOR IT.

MY KIDS HAVE HAD A LOT OF

NIGHTS THEY WOULDN'T HAVE

EATEN IF IT WASN'T FOR

THEM.

Gordon: IF YOU'RE A

MEMBER OF "THE 700 CLUB,"

YOU'RE DOING THAT.

YOU'RE PROVIDING.

AND NOT JUST IN SPARTA,

TENNESSEE, BUT YOU'RE

PROVIDING ACROSS AMERICA.

EVERY SINGLE MONTH, THREE

MILLION AMERICANS RECEIVE

FOOD FROM "OPERATION

BLESSING."

YOU'RE PART OF THAT WHEN YOU

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

IF YOU'RE NOT A MEMBER, CALL

US AND JOIN.

1-800-759-0700.

JUST SAY, YES, I WANT TO BE

A PART OF IT.

I WANT TO BE A PART OF

EVERYTHING "THE 700 CLUB"

DOES.

WHEN YOU CALL, ASK FOR

PLEDGE EXPRESS.

THAT'S ELECTRONIC MONTHLY

GIVING, WHERE THE BANK DOES

ALL OF THE WORK.

THERE ARE NO CHECKS TO

WRITE, NOTHING TO MAIL IN.

WE SEND TO YOU AS OUR GIFT,

"POWER FOR LIFE," MONTHLY

TEACHING C.D.s.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE THOSE, ASK

FOR PLEDGE EXPRESS WHEN YOU

CALL OR JUST GO ON TO

CBN.COM.

WHEN YOU GIVE ON THE GIVING

PAGE, YOU AUTOMATICALLY SIGN

UP FOR PLEDGE EXPRESS.

LET'S GO TO WENDY.

Wendy: THANK YOU,

GORDON.

ONE OF MY FAVORITE

SCRIPTURES IS IN AMOS 3, AND

IT SAYS GOD DOES NOTHING

WITHOUT REVEALING HIS PLANS

AND SECRETS TO HIS

SERVANTS.

THROUGHOUT HISTORY, GOD HAS

USED DREAMS TO DO JUST

THAT.

TAKE A LOOK.

Announcer: IN GORDON

ROBERTSON'S NEWEST D.V.D.

TEACHING, "VISIONS OF THE

NIGHT," YOU'LL DISCOVER HOW

GOD USED DREAMS THROUGHOUT

THE BIBLE.

HOW TO KNOW IF A DREAM IS

FROM GOD.

WHAT TO DO WHEN GOD SPEAKS

TO YOU IN DREAMS.

AND HOW TO UNDERSTAND THE

PLANS GOD HAS FOR YOU.

Gordon: YOU CAN DREAM

OF THE GOOD WORKS GOD HAS

CREATED FOR YOU AND FIND THE

SATISFACTION IN LIFE THAT

ONLY HE CAN PROVIDE.

Announcer: "VISIONS OF

THE NIGHT," AVAILABLE NOW.

Wendy: IF YOU WOULD

LIKE TO LEARN MORE HOW GOD

USED DREAMS THROUGHOUT THE

BIBLE, OR EVEN BETTER, HOW

GOD IS INSTRUCTING YOU IN

YOUR OWN DREAMS, WE'VE GOT

THE PERFECT GIFT FOR YOU

RIGHT NOW.

"VISIONS OF THE NIGHT," HOW

GOD SPEAKS TO US IN DREAMS,

WHAT DO YOUR DREAMS MEAN?

FIND OUT WHEN YOU GET THIS

NEW D.V.D.

THIS IS A PHENOMENAL

TEACHING THAT GORDON HAS PUT

TOGETHER.

GO TO YOUR PHONES RIGHT NOW,

1-800-759-0700, OR LOG ON

TO CBN.COM.

HOW MUCH IS IT TO JOIN "THE

700 CLUB"?

JUST 65 CENTS A DAY, $20 A

MONTH.

WE'VE GOT CLAYTON FROM SOUTH

CAROLINA, GIVING $20 A

MONTH.

THANTHANK YOU SO MUCH,

CLAYTON.

AND WE'VE GOT GILBERT, AND

WE THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR

CALLING RIGHT NOW.

WE'RE DOING THIS THING,

WHERE IF YOU GIVE AT THE

GOLD LEVEL, $40, OR HIGHER,

OUR THOUSAND CLUB LEVEL,

WE'RE GOING TO GIVE YOU

THREE D.V.D.s.

OR IF YOU GIVE HIGHER THAN

THAT, WE'RE GOING TO GIVE

YOU FIVE.

WE'RE ALREADY HEARING FROM

PEOPLE WHO LOVE THIS

CONCEPT.

JANE IN NEW YORK SAYS,

"THANK YOU FOR MAKING THESE

D.V.D.s.

I CAN'T WAIT TO GET MY EXTRA

COPIES TO PASS ON TO FAMILY

MEMBERS AND MY LADIES' BIBLE

STUDY."

THAT'S A GREAT IDEA.

MARION IN WASHINGTON

SAYS, "THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR

THE D.V.D.s, I'M HOPING TO

GIVE FOUR AWAY, HOPING THAT

SOULS WILL BE SAVED."

ISN'T THAT A GREAT IDEA?

WE WANT PEOPLE TO GET

SAVED.

A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE

DREAMS WHO AREN'T SAVED, BUT

IF THEY WATCH THIS D.V.D.,

CHANCES ARE THEY'LL RECEIVE

JESUS.

WE WANT YOU TO HAVE THIS.

SO GIVE US A CALL.

Gordon: WHEN TODD LOST

HIS JOB, HIS WIFE, DANNA,

WENT FROM HOME-MAKING TO

BREAD WINNER.

AT ONE POINT, SHE HAD TO

FEED HER FAMILY WITH FOOD

OTHER PEOPLE HAVE THROWN

AWAY.

Reporter: DANA

HOWARDTON NEVER THOUGHT IT

WOULD COME TO THIS, THAT HER

FAMILY FINANCES WOULD HIT

ROCK BOTTOM.

IT HAPPENED WHEN HER

HUSBAND, TODD, LOST HIS JOB

BECAUSE OF A DRUG

ADDICTION.

HE WENT INTO REHAB, AND DANA

STARTED CLEANING HOUSES AND

CORPORATE APARTMENTS JUST TO

MAKES ENDS MEET.

WHEN YOU LOSE EVERYTHING,

AND YOU HAVE NOT JUST

YOURSELF, BUT YOUR CHILDREN,

WHO YOU'RE RESPONSIBLE FOR,

NOTHING IS BENEATH YOU.

Reporter: MANY OF THE

APARTMENTS DANA CLEANED THAT

JUST BEEN VA VACATED.

OFTEN SHE FOUND UNOPENED

FOOD THAT WAS LEFT BEHIND

THAT SHE WAS ALLOWED TO TAKE

HOME.

THERE WAS LOTS OF THINGS

I WAS ALLOWED TO TAKE HOME

AND MAKE MEALS FOR MY FAMILY

FROM.

IT WAS LIKE MANA.

I WAS REALLY TORN BETWEEN,

ARE WE GOING TO HAVE GAS

MONEY TO GET TO THE NEXT JOB

THAT IS GOING TO GIVE ME

MONEY?

OR ARE WE GOING TO HAVE MILK

FOR THEIR CEREAL?

AND I CHOSE THE GAS.

Reporter: DANA WAS

DESPERATE FOR ANSWERS.

SHE STARTED WATCHING "THE

700 CLUB."

WHERE SHE HEARD ABOUT THE

LAW OF RESIPROCITY.

WHAT IT TAUGHT ME WAS

THAT I COULD SOW INTO THE

KINGDOM, AND THAT OPENS THE

DOOR FOR GOD'S BLESSINGS TO

START MOVING IN OUR LIVES.

Reporter: DANA STARTED

TITHING OFF THE LITTLE SHE

MADE CLEANING APARTMENTS.

SHE ALSO STARTED GIVING TO

CBN.

NOT LONG AFTER THAT, DANA

SAYS GOD PROVIDED HER WITH A

CLEANING JOB THAT TOOK CARE

OF THE NEXT MONTH'S RENT.

IT WAS EXACTLY $500 SHE

PAID ME FOR THAT JOB.

GOD KNEW MY NEED.

GOD PROVIDED ME FOR THAT

NEED.

Reporter: DANA SAYS GOD

ALWAYS PROVIDED THEIR EVERY

NEED.

EVENTUALLY TODD BEAT HIS

DRUG ADDICTION, GOT OUT OF

REHAB, AND WENT BACK TO

WORK.

LIFE NOW IS SO EXCITING.

GOD HAS BLESSED

EVERYTHINGMENT IT IS A

EVERYTHING.

IT IS AN ABUNDANT LIFE.

Reporter: TODAY THEY

STILL GIVE TO CBN AT "700

CLUB" GOLD MEMBERS.

JUST RECENTLY THEY BOUGHT

THEIR FIRST HOME.

WHEN WE WALKED IN THE

DOOR AND I PUT THE KEY IN, I

CARRIED MY WIFE IN.

TO LOOK UP AND SEE THE LIGHT

COMING THROUGH THE BIG

WINDOW IS UNREAL.

I ASKED FOR A POND, AND GOD

GAVE US A LAKE.

AND SO ME AND MY SON GO

FISHING A LOT.

WE ALL GO FISHING.

BUT GOD GAVE US THIS HOUSE.

WHEN YOU DO SET YOUR EYES

ON GOD, HE KNOWS THE DESIRES

OF OUR HEART AND OUR NEEDS,

BUT HE GIVES THAT AND SO

MUCH MORE.

Gordon: HE DOES GIVE SO

MUCH MORE IF WE JUST TRUST

HIM.

WHEN YOU PUT YOUR TRUST IN

HIM, REGARDLESS OF THE

CIRCUMSTANCES, THEN YOU FIND

THESE WONDERFUL MIRACLES

START UNFOLDING BEFORE YOUR

VERY EYES.

IF YOU WANT TO DO THAT, JUST

GIVE US A CALL.

1-800-759-0700.

SAY, YES, I WANT TO JOIN

"THE 700 CLUB."

HOW MUCH IS IT?

$20 A MONTH, 65 CENTS A

DAY.

AND YOU JOIN WITH TENS OF

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE THAT

SAY, YES, WE WEREN'T TO HELP

PEOPLE.

WE WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

IN THE WORLD.

WE WANT TO SEE THE GOSPEL GO

AROUND THE WORLD.

IF THAT'S YOU, GIVE US A

CALL.

1-800-759-0700.

TERRY?

Terry: IN PARTS OF

HONDURAS, FINDING WATER TO

DRINK CAN BE A FULL-TIME

JOB.

IF YOU DO FIND IT, PART OF

THAT FULL-TIME JOB IS

STRAINING THE BUGS AND WORMS

OUT OF THAT WATER BEFORE YOU

DRINK IT.

Reporter: EVERY

DAY,

10-YEAR-OLD MARI CARRIES

WATER WITH HER MOM.

ON THE WAY HOME, SHE TRIES

NOT TO THINK ABOUT WHAT

MIGHT BE LIVING IN THAT

WATER.

THE WATER IS DISGUSTING.

YOU CAN SEE BUGS OR WORMS

SWIMMING IN IT.

IT'S ALWAYS A STRANGE

COLOR.

Reporter: THIS DIRTY

STREAM IS THE ONLY WAY MARI

HAS TO GET WATER.

HER MOM STRAINS IT TO GET

THE BUGS OUT, BUT IT'S WHAT

THEY CAN'T SEE THAT MAKES

THIS WATER SO DANGEROUS TO

DRINK.

I WAS ALWAYS THIRSTY, BUT

I WAITED TO DRINK UNTIL I

COULDN'T STAND THE THIRST

ANYMORE.

SOMETIMES AFTER I DRANK THAT

WATER, MY STOMACH WOULD

REALLY HURT.

I COULDN'T GO OUT TO PLAY

WITH MY FRIENDS BECAUSE I

WAS SO SICK.

Reporter: WHEN

"OPERATION BLESSING" LEARNED

THAT NO ONE HERE HAD GOOD

WATER, WE SET UP A

1500-GALLON TANK TO COLLECT

WATER FROM THE STREAM, AND A

PURIFICATION PLANT TO TREAT

IT.

WE THEN RAN PIPES WITH

PURIFIED WATER TO ALL OF THE

HOMES IN THE VILLAGE.

I WAS SO EXCITED.

I THANK GOD AND TOLD MY MOM

THAT GOD SENT THE PURE WATER

TO US.

Reporter: TODAY MARI NO

LONGER GETS STOMACH ACHES,

AND SHE LOVES BEING ABLE TO

GRAB A COOL GLASS OF CLEAN

WATER AFTER PLAYING

OUTSIDE.

I AM VERY HAPPY.

NOW WE HAVE GOOD WATER TO

DRINK.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR

BRINGING THE WATER TO OUR

HOME.

Terry: NOT JUST MARI,

BUT EVERY HOUSEHOLD IN THAT

VILLAGE GOT CLEAN DRINKING

WATER, WATER TO BE USED FOR

COOKING THEIR FOOD, WASHING

THEIR CLOTHES.

WE WANT TO SAY THANK YOU.

IT WAS YOUR KINDNESS AND

GENEROSITY THAT MADE THAT

POSSIBLE.

YOU CAN DO THAT KIND OF

THING AROUND THE WORLD.

SOME PEOPLE GO AND SOME

PEOPLE SEND.

THAT'S WHAT WE'RE ASKING YOU

TODAY, SEND US.

WILL YOU SEND US WITH YOUR

GENEROSITY AND YOUR GIVING?

WILL YOU BE AN ANSWER TO

NEEDS LIKE CHILDREN LI LIKE

MARI, THEIR FAMILIES AND

VILLAGES.

AND YOU CAN HELP US DO IT.

LET'S PARTNER TOGETHER TO

MAKE IT POSSIBLE.

WHEN YOU CALL AND JOIN "THE

700 CLUB," WILL YOU USE

PLEDGE EXPRESS?

THAT'S ELECTRONIC MONTHLY

GIVING.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO HAVE

STAMPS, ENVELOPES, YOU DON'T

HAVE TO REMEMBER TO SEND

ANYTHING.

IT IS ALL DONE FOR YOU BY

YOUR BANK.

IT SAVES US PROCESSING

COSTS.

AND OUR WAY OF SAYING THANK

YOU FOR USING PLEDGE EXPRESS

IS TO SEND YOU "POWER FOR

LIFE" TEACHINGS.

WE THINK THEY'LL BE A GREAT

BLESSING TO YOU, EVEN AS YOU

ARE TOUCHING AND BLESSING

OTHERS.

CALL NOW AND SAY, I WANT TO

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB," AND I

WANT TO DO IT USING PLEDGE

EXPRESS.

Gordon: I'VE GOT SOME

EXCITING NEWS.

SOME CBN PARTNERS WANT TO

INCREASE THIS CHALLENGE.

IT IS AT $75,000.

THEY WANT TO ADD $175,000 TO

IT, TAKING IT TO $250,000.

LORD, WE ASK FOR BLESSING

OVER THIS.

WE ASK FOR MULTIPLICATION.

AND FOR THOSE WHO GIVE, WE

JUST ASK FOR YOUR BLESSINGS

TO OVERFLOW INTO THEIR

LIVES.

GIVE THEM PEACE.

GIVE THEM SECURITY.

GIVE THEM THE SURETY THAT

YOU'RE WATCHING OVER THEM.

WE ASK IT ALL IN JESUS'

NAME.

AMEN.

Terry: AMEN.

Gordon: YOU HEARD IT,

$250,000 ON A CHALLENGE.

17 MINUTES, 55 SECONDS ON

THE CLOCK.

WHAT ARE WE ASKING YOU TO

DO?

WE'RE ASKING YOU TO JOIN

"THE 700 CLUB."

HOW MUCH IS THAT?

$20 A MONTH, 65 CENTS A

DAY.

SO CALL US NOW,

1-800-759-0700.

IN CAMBODIA, A YOUNG

FISHERMAN AND HIS WIFE

WORKED LONG HOURS TO SUPPORT

THEIR FAMILY.

AND YET MOST DAYS THEY STILL

COULDN'T AFFORD TO BUY FOOD

FOR THEIR CHILDREN.

Reporter:

ON WEEKENDS,

SCOTT WAKES UP EARLY TO GO

FISHING WITH HIS DAD.

BUT SCOTT DOESN'T GET TO

FISH VERY MUCH.

THE BOAT LEAKS.

IT IS HARD FOR MY DAD TO

CATCH FISH WHILE

TRYING TO

KEEP IT

FROM SINKING.

SO I HELP HIM BY BAILING THE

WATER OUT OF THE BOAT.

Reporter: EVENTUALLY

THE DAY CAME WHEN THEY COULD

NO LONGER TAKE THE BOAT

OUT.

IT WAS JUST TOO DANGEROUS.

MY PARENTS ARE VERY

POOR.

THEY DIDN'T HAVE THE MONEY

TO BUY A NEW BOAT, OR EVEN

RENT ONE.

THEY WERE SO WORRIED.

Reporter: SCOTT'S

PARENTS AND OLDER SISTER

TRIED TO SAVE UP FOR A NEW

BOAT DOING ODD JOBS.

SCOTT HELPED BY LOOKING

AFTER

HIS 4-YEAR-OLD SISTER

AT HOME.

I WATCH OVER HER AND COOK

FOOD FOR HER.

I EVEN CLEAN THE HOUSE TO

HELP MY PARENTS.

Reporter: BUT EVEN WITH

THE WHOLE FAMILY PITCHING

IN, THEY WERE BARELY

SCRAPING BY.

MANY MORNINGS SCOTT WENT

TO

SCHOOL HUNGRY.

I ASKED MY PARENTS FOR

MONEY TO BUY LUNCH AT

SCHOOL, BUT THEY DIDN'T HAVE

ANY.

I PRAYED THAT GOD WOULD GIVE

US FOOD TO EAT.

Reporter: THAT'S WHEN

SOMEONE FROM "ORPHANS'

PROMISE" INVITED SCOTT TO

JOIN A FREE LUNCH PROGRAM AT

A NEARBY CHURCH.

WE GAVE HIM HOT, NUTRITIOUS

MEALS, AND SUPPLIES AND

UNIFORMS FOR SCHOOL.

AT THE CHURCH, WE ALSO

TAUGHT SCOTT ABOUT JESUS.

WHEN HE TOLD HIS PARENTS

ABOUT WHAT HE WAS LEARNING,

THEY BEGAN TO PRAY TO JESUS,

TOO.

JESUS IS MY GOD AND SAVER

SAVIOR.

Reporter: FINALLY, TO

HELP SCOTT'S FATHER PROVIDE

FOR HIS FAMILY, CBN GAVE HIM

A NEW FISHING BOAT AND NET.

AND NOW MY DAD CATCHES

LOTS OF FISH EVERY DAY.

HE SELLS THEM TO BUY FOOD

FOR OUR FAMILY.

THANKS, CBN, FOR HELPING MY

FATHER AND FOR EVERYTHING.

Gordon: AND THANK YOU.

IF YOU'RE A MEMBER OF "THE

700 CLUB," YOU'RE PART OF

BLESSING THAT FAMILY.

IF YOU'RE NOT A MEMBER, CALL

US AND JOIN.

1-800-759-0700.

OR YOU CAN GO ON TO

CBN.COM.

WHEN YOU GIVE MONTHLY AND

THE INTERNET, YOU

AUTOMATICALLY SIGN UP FOR

PLEDGE EXPRESS.

AND WE CAN SEND AS OUR GIFT

TO YOU, "POWER FOR LIFE,"

MONTHLY TEACHING C.D.s.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE THOSE, ASK

FOR PLEDGE EXPRESS WHEN YOU

CALL OR JUST LOG ON TO

CBN.COM.

LET'S GO TO WENDY AT THE

PHONES.

Wendy: DID YOU KNOW BY

THE TIME YOU DIE, YOU'LL

HAVE SPENT SIX YEARS OF YOUR

LIFE DREAMING.

THAT'S HARD TO IMAGINE,

ISN'T IT?

IF YOU THINK THAT'S A WASTE

OF TIME, YOU MIGHT THINK

AGAIN.

YOUR DREAMS MAY BE THE VERY

THING GOD IS USING TO SPEAK

TO YOU.

Announcer: FROM

EMPERORS, PHARAOHS, AND

KINGS --

GOD HAS BEEN, ALWAYS

THROUGH THE AGES, SPEAKING

TO PEOPLE THROUGH DREAMS AND

VISIONS.

Announcer: TO

SCIENTISTS, MUSICIANS, AND

EVEN CHILDREN --

I'VE HAD THIS DREAM

BEFORE.

IT HAPPENED A COUPLE WEEKS

AGO.

I'VE HAD THIS DREAM BEFORE.

Announcer: SEE THE

DREAMS THAT CHANGED OUR

FUTURE AND LEARN WHAT DO DO

WHEN GOD SPEAKS TO YOU.

"VISIONS OF THE NIGHT,"

AVAILABLE NOW.

Wendy: VINCE GILL ABOUT

YOUI DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU,

BUT I AM A DREAMER.

I KEEP A JOURNAL SO I CAN

RECORD THE DREAMS GOD GIVES

TO ME.

IT IS A GREAT TOOL, AND I

RECOMMEND KEEPING A JOURNAL

THERE SO YOU CAN RECORD SOME

OF YOUR DREAMS.

WE WANT YOU TO HAVE THIS

TEACHING, "VISIONS OF THE

NIGHT, NIGHT," HOW GOD

SPEAKS TO YOU IN DREAMS.

THIS IS YOURS WHEN YOU CALL

AND SAY, YES, I WANT TO JOIN

"THE 700 CLUB."

1-800-759-0700 IS THE NUMBER

TO CALL.

AND cbn.com IS ANOTHER

GREAT WAY TO GIVE.

YOU CAN LOG ON.

WE'RE DOING THIS THING, IF

YOU GO FROM THE $20 A MONTH

TO OUR $40 A MONTH LEVEL,

WE'RE GOING TO SEND YOU

THREE "VISIONS OF THE

NIGHT."

ONE FOR YOU AND TWO TO GIVE

AWAY.

IF YOU CAN DO MORE, WE HAVE

MANY OTHER HIGHER LEVELS.

THE THOUSAND CLUB LEVEL IS

$84.

AND WE'RE GOING TO SEND YOU

FIVE D.V.D.s.

YOU CAN GIVE THEM OUT AS

GIFTS.

ONE LADY SAID SHE WILL BE

SHARING THEM WITH HER BIBLE

STUDY OR SENDING THEM TO HER

KIDS IN COLLEGE.

THERE ARE SO MANY WAYS YOU

CAN SHARE WHAT GOD IS SAYING

WITH PEOPLE THAT YOU LOVE.

WE'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF A

$250,000 CHALLENGE, WITH 13

MINUTES AND 23 SECONDS LEFT

ON THE CLOCK.

THAT MEANS IF YOU GO TO YOUR

PHONES RIGHT NOW, EVERY

DOLLAR YOU PLEDGE WILL BE

MATCHED DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR.

SO DON'T DELAY.

TERRY?

Terry: IN THE

PHILIPPINES, A YOUNG GIRL

NAMED SANDY WAS BORN WITH A

HOLE IN HER HEART.

HER PARENTS COULDN'T AFFORD

THE SURGERY THAT WOULD SAVE

HER LIFE UNTIL THEY MET A

TEAM FROM CBN'S "ORPHAN'S

PROMISE".

Reporter: BECAUSE OF A

SERIOUS MEDICAL CONDITION,

7-YEAR-OLD SANDY CANNOT GO

TO SCHOOL LIKE HER BROTHER.

INSTEAD, SHE HAS TO STAY

WITH HER MOM WHILE SHE GOES

TO WORK.

I STOPPED GOING TO SCHOOL

BECAUSE I HAVE A BAD HEART.

Reporter: SANDY WAS

BORN WITH A HOLE IN HER

HEART.

THAT HAS MADE IT DIFFICULT

FOR HER TO BREATHE OR DO ANY

PHYSICAL OPPORTUNITY.

I HAVE PAIN IN MY CHEST.

WHEN I PLAY, I GET TIRED

EASILY.

I HAVE TO SIT DOWN MOST OF

THE TIME.

ONE NIGHT SHE WAS

BREATHING SO HARD, I RUSHED

HER TO THE HOSPITAL.

I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO

LOSE HER.

SOMETIMES I WISHED HER

SICKNESS WAS LIKE A DRESS.

I WOULD HAVE TAKEN IT AND

WORN IT IN HER PLACE.

IT'S SO HARD.

Reporter: ALEXANDRA AND

HER HUSBAND KNEW THAT HEART

SURGERY COULD SAVE THEIR

DAUGHTER'S LIFE, BUT THEIR

COMBINED INCOME COULD BARELY

PAY FOR MEDICINE.

WHEN SOMEONE FROM CBN'S

"ORPHANS' PROMISE" MET

SANDY, WE PRAYED FOR HER AND

ARRANGED FOR HER TO HAVE

FREE SURGERY TO CLOSE THE

HOLE IN HER HEART.

AFTER THE OPERATION, WE

ALWAYS GAVE HER FOLLOWUP

CARE AND MEDICINE.

THE PAIN IN MY CHEST IS

GONE, AND I DON'T FEEL

TIRED.

MY DAUGHTER IS ALIVE.

SHE FEELS GREAT, EVEN WHEN

SHE PLAYS THE WHOLE DAY.

I REALLY THANK GOD FOR CBN.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR

HELPING ME.

GOD BLESS YOU.

Terry: CAN YOU IMAGINE

THE ANXIETY AND FEAR YOU

WOULD FEEL AS A PARENT IF

YOUR CHILD HAD A

LIFE-THREATENING SITUATION?

YOU WANT TO HELP HER, YOU

WANT TO FIX IT; YOU JUST

DON'T HAVE THE MEANS TO DO

IT.

AND THEN THE MIRACLE OF

HAVING SOMEONE COME AND SAY,

THERE ARE PEOPLE ON THE

OTHER SIDE OF THE GLOBE WHO

LOVE GOD, AND WHO WANT TO

MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR

FAMILY'S LIFE, AND THEY

PROVIDE THE NEED FOR FREE.

YOU DID THAT, "700 CLUB"

MEMBERS, AND WE SAY THANK

YOU.

FOR THE REST OF YOU, PLEASE

JOIN WITH US.

WE REALLY ARE MAKING A

DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD.

AND WE WANT YOU TO HAVE THE

PRIVILEGE OF BEING A PART OF

THAT.

CALL NOW.

1-800-759-0700.

GORDON?

Gordon: WELL, MANY

CHILDREN ARE SCARED OF THE

DARK.

BUT ELIANA'S CHILDREN HAD A

REAL REASON TO BE AFRAID.

THEY LIVE IN AN OPEN,

PLASTIC TENT.

AND AT NIGHT, IT BECAME

INFESTED WITH RATS.

Reporter: IN HER HOME,

MADE OUT OF PLASTIC AND TREE

LIMBS, 39-YEAR-OLD ELIANA

HAS STRUGGLED, TRYING TO

PROVIDE FOR HER THREE SMALL

CHILDREN.

SHE EARNS MONEY BY WASHING

PEOPLE'S CLOTHES BY HAND.

SHE TOLD US LIVING HERE

WOULDN'T BE SO BAD, EXCEPT

FOR THE RATS.

SOMETIMES THEY BITE THE

CHILDREN WHILE THEY'RE

SLEEPING.

A RAT BIT ME ON MY TOE.

IT HURT ME A LOT.

I WAS AFRAID TO GO TO

SLEEP BECAUSE I WAS AFRAID

THAT THE RAT WOULD BITE ME.

Reporter: THE RATS

OFTEN CAME OUT AT NIGHT,

WHILE THE HOUSE WAS

COMPLETELY DARK.

BECAUSE ELIANA COULDN'T

AFFORD TO PAY FOR

ELECTRICITY.

I AM VERY AFRAID OF

DARKNESS.

Reporter: WHEN

"OPERATION BLESSING" MET THE

FAMILY, WE BUILT THEM A

STURDY, NEW HOUSE, AWAY FROM

THE RATS.

I'M HAPPY FOR MY NEW

HOUSE.

THERE ARE NO RATS ANYMORE.

I REALLY LIKE MY HOUSE.

Reporter: THEN WE HAD

THE ELECTRICITY TURNED ON.

AND TO HELP THIS SINGLE MOM

EXPAND HER LAUNDRY BUSINESS,

WE GAVE HER A NEW WASHING

MACHINE.

THIS IS AMAZING.

I WASH FASTER AND FOR MORE

PEOPLE WITH A WASHING

MACHINE.

Reporter: NOW, WITH THE

INCREASE IN BUSINESS, ELIANA

WILL BE ABLE TO PAY THE

ELECTRIC BILL AND FEED HER

KIDS.

THANK YOU, "OPERATION

BLESSING," FOR OUR NEW

HOUSE.

WE NO LONGER LIVE WITH THE

RATS.

THANK YOU FOR GIVING US

HOPE.

Gordon: AND THANK YOU

FOR GIVING THEM HOPE.

IF YOU'RE A MEMBER OF "THE

700 CLUB," YOU'RE

RESPONSIBLE FOR THAT.

THAT'S WHAT GOD WANTS TO

DO.

HE WANTS TO GIVE US ALL A

HOPE AND A FUTURE.

NOT JUST A HANDOUT, BUT A

HAND UP, AND THE DIGNITY

THAT COMES FROM BEING ABLE

TO PROVIDE FOR YOUR FAMILY,

BEING ABLE TO HAVE YOUR OWN

LIVELIHOOD.

WHAT A WONDERFUL THING TO

DO.

IF YOU'RE NOT A MEMBER, JOIN

WITH US.

JOIN IN EVERYTHING WE'RE

DOING AROUND THE WORLD.

1-800-759-0700.

JUST SAY, YES, I WANT TO BE

A PART OF IT.

I WANT TO JOIN "THE 700

CLUB."

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, WHEN HER

HUSBAND DIED, A WIDOW IN

THAILAND TOOK ANY JOB SHE

COULD FIND TO FEED HER

CHILDREN.

SHE EVEN WORKED ON A ROAD

CREW, DOING CONSTRUCTION.

AND THEN AFTER A HAILSTORM

DESTROYED HER HOUSE, SHE

FOUND IT EVEN MORE DIFFICULT

TO PROVIDE FOR HER FAMILY.

WHEN NASHA'S HUSBAND

PASSED AWAY TWO YEARS AGO,

ALL HE WAS ABLE TO LEAVE TO

HIS WIFE AND THREE CHILDREN

WAS THIS BAMBOO AND GRASS

HOUSE, WHICH HE BUILT WITH

HIS OWN HANDS.

OUR HOUSE GAVE US SHADE

FROM THE SUN AND SHELTER

FROM THE RAIN.

Reporter: TO MAKE

MONEY, NASHA USED SOME

BORROWED LAND, UNTIL THE

OWNER TOLD HER THEY COULD NO

LONGER USE IT.

LIFE HAS BECOME VERY

HARD.

I HAD TO TAKE ON MY

HUSBAND'S JOB OF EARNING

MONEY.

I WON'T GIVE UP, THOUGH,

BECAUSE I LOVE MY CHILDREN.

Reporter: THEN A STORM

WITH BASEBALL-SIZED HAIL

NEARLY DESTROYED NASHA'S

BAMBOO HOUSE.

WE WERE TERRIFIED.

THE STORM BLEW PARTS OF OUR

WALL AWAY.

WE PRAYED THAT GOD WILL

PROTECT US.

Reporter: AFTER THE

STORM, NASHA COULDN'T AFFORD

TO FIX THE HOUSE OR THE

ROOF, SO THEY LIVED IN WHAT

REMAINED.

WHEN A STAFF MEMBER FROM CBN

SAW HOW THEY WERE LIVING, WE

BUILT THEM A BRAND NEW

HOUSE.

I NEVER DREAMED THAT I

WOULD HAVE A HOUSE LIKE

THIS.

GOD SENT HIS SERVANTS TO

HELP ME.

Reporter: AND TO HELP

NASHA PROVIDE FOR HER

FAMILY, WE GAVE HER SOME

PIGS TO RAISE AND SELL.

WE ALSO GAVE HER THE TOOLS

AND SEEDS NEEDED TO START A

SMALL GARDEN OUTSIDE HER NEW

HOME.

I'M SO HAPPY.

GOD HAS BLESSED ME THROUGH

CBN.

MY CHILDREN AND I GIVE

THANKS TO GOD, AND FOR YOU,

FOR ALL YOUR HELP.

Terry: YOU KNOW, TO BE

A WIDOW IN MANY COUNTRIES,

AND A WIDOW WITH CHILDREN,

IS A HUGE DISADVANTAGE.

THIS IS A HARD-WORKING WOMAN

WHO LOVES HER CHILDREN

DEARLY.

JUST FINDING WORK IS ALMOST

IMPOSSIBLE.

YOU CAME INTO THE MIDDLE OF

THAT DESPERATE SITUATION,

PROVIDED A SAFE HOME FOR

THEM, GAVE HER AN

OPPORTUNITY TO RAISE HER OWN

INCOME IN THE PIG FARM THAT

SHE NOW HAS, AND TO RAISE

FOOD FOR HER FAMILY WITH A

GARDEN.

SHE IS WILLING TO DO ALL OF

THAT.

SHE JUST NEEDED A HELPING

HAND.

AND YOU CAME ALONG AND

PROVIDED THAT.

WE SAY THANK YOU.

THAT'S WHAT WE'RE OUT TO DO,

REACH PEOPLE RIGHT AT THEIR

POINT OF NEED, GIVE THEM

HOPE AND A FUTURE.

YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF

THAT, TOO.

YOU DO IT BY JOINING "THE

700 CLUB."

BECAUSE WE'RE OUT DOING THIS

KIND OF WORK ALL AROUND THE

WORLD.

SO CALL NOW,

1-800-759-0700.

WENDY?

Wendy: THANKS, TERRY.

IN THE OLD TESTAMENT, JOSEPH

AND DANIEL OFTEN INTERPRETED

OTHER PEOPLE'S DREAMS AND

VISIONS.

BUT, YOU KNOW, THAT'S NOT

JUST FOR PEOPLE IN THE

BIBLE.

YOU CAN THERAPIS INTERPRET

YOUR OWN DREAMS.

AND WE'LL HELP YOU LEARN HOW

WITH OUR NEW D.V.D.,

"VISIONS OF THE NIGHT."

HERE IS A QUICK PREVIEW.

NOT EVERY DREAM IS FROM

THE LORD, AND NEITHER IS

EVERY NIGHTMARE FROM THE

DEVIL.

WHEN I WAS 18 YEARS OLD, I

HAD A DREAM ONE NIGHT THAT

WAS A LIFE-CHANGING DREAM

FOR ME.

THAT REALLY PUT ME ON A

JOURNEY TO BEGIN STUDYING

DREAMS FROM A BIBLICAL

PERSPECTIVE.

AND I WAS BLOWN AWAY BY

THAT.

BUT ALL THE WAY THROUGH THE

OLD TES TESTAMENT.

EVEN INTO THE NEW TESTAMENT,

GOD HAS BEEN SPEAKING TO

PEOPLE THROUGH DREAMS AND

VISIONS.

IT STARTED ME ON THIS VERY,

VERY EXCITING JOURNEY OF

HEARING THE VOICE OF THE

LORD.

IF YOU ARE A BELIEVER, IF

GOD IS SPEAKING TO YOU, THEN

IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO

LEARN TO DISCERN THE VOICE

OF GOD.

Wendy: DREAMS ARE A

FASCINATING WAY THAT GOD

SPEAKS TO US.

AND WE WANT TO HELP YOU

UNDERSTAND YOUR DREAMS

BETTER.

THAT'S WHY WE WANT YOU TO

HAVE "VISIONS OF THE NIGHT,"

HOW GOD SPEAKS TO YOU IN

DREAMS AND VISIONS.

THIS CAN BE YOURS WHEN YOU

CALL 1-800-759-0700 AND SAY

YES.

GORDON?

Gordon: ALL OVER THE

WORLD, CBN MEDICAL TEAMS ARE

PROVIDING FREE MEDICINE AND

SURGERY FOR PEOPLE WHO CAN'T

AFFORD IT.

AS YOU'RE ABOUT TO SEE,

THEY'VE TREATED PATIENTS IN

SOME UNUSUAL PLACES.

Reporter: IN THE

AFTERMATH OF THE TYPHOON

THAT RIPPED THROUGH THE

PHILIPPINES LATE LAST YEAR,

ACE AND DIANA STRUGGLED TO

FIND MEDICAL HELP FOR THEIR

3-MONTH-OLD DAUGHTER.

SHE WAS STRUGGLING TO

BREATHE.

SO THEY RODE FIVE HOURS BY

MOTORCYCLE TO FIND THE CBN

DISASTER MEDICAL TEAM.

WE JUST TOOK A CHANCE.

WE WEREN'T SURE IF THEY

WOULD ACTUALLY BE THERE.

Reporter: A FLAT TIRE

HAD DELAYED THE TEAM'S

ARRIVAL, SO ACE AND HIS

FAMILY WENT LOOKING FOR

HIM.

SOON THEY FOUND THE TEAM A

FEW MILES DOWN THE ROAD,

CHANGING A TIRE.

THERE ON THE SIDE OF THE

ROAD, CBN'S DR. SHEILA

EXAMINED BABY HANNAH AND

TOLD THE COUPLE SHE HAD

PNEUMONIA.

WE QUICKLY GAVE HER

ANTIBIOTICS, AND THAT

ROADSIDE CARE SAVED HANNAH'S

LIFE.

IT IS GOOD WE SAW HER.

SHE COULD HAVE DIED FROM

THIS IF WE DID NOT RECEIVE

TREATMENT IN TIME.

Reporter: AND WE GAVE

THE COUPLE SOME FOOD AND

OTHER SUPPLIES FOR THE

JOURNEY HOME.

THANKS FOR SAVING OUR

BABY'S LIFE.

Gordon: AND THANK YOU.

YOU'RE PART OF THAT.

AND WE'RE DOING THOSE

MEDICAL TEAMS -- YOU DON'T

JUST CREATE THOSE

OVERNIGHT.

IT HAS BEEN A LONG-TERM

EFFORT ON THE PART OF CBN TO

ESTABLISH MEDICAL TEAMS IN

THE PHILIPPINES, IN

INDONESIA, IN INDIA AND

CHINA.

AND IN OTHER PLACES AROUND

THE WORLD, SO THAT WE CAN

PROVIDE FREE MEDICAL CARE,

EVALUATIONS FOR SURGERY.

THOSE KINDS OF THINGS.

AND IT IS ALL MADE POSSIBLE

BECAUSE PEOPLE LIKE YOU CARE

ENOUGH TO GIVE, AND GIVE

FAITHFULLY SO WE CAN

UNDERTAKE THIS KIND OF

LONG-TERM PROJECT.

OUR GOAL IS TO HAVE

10 MILLION PEOPLE GIVEN FREE

MEDICAL CARE, AND WE'RE

ALMOST CLOSING IN ON THAT

GOAL.

SO FAR IT HAS BEEN OVER

EIGHT MILLION.

ONCE WE HIT THAT GOAL, WE

WANT TO TAKE IT TO

20 MILLION.

YOU CAN BE A PART OF ALL OF

THAT WHEN YOU JOIN "THE 700

CLUB."

SO CALL US, 1-800-759-0700.

JUST SAY, YES, I WANT TO

JOIN.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, I WANT TO

TAKE YOU TO INDONESIA TO

MEET A COUPLE WHO'S CHILD

WAS DYING.

HERE IS A LOOK AT HOW PEOPLE

LIKE YOU HELPED SAVE HIS

LIFE.

Reporter: LITTLE DION

STARTED GETTING SICK WHEN HE

WAS A BABY, AND H HIS

PARENTS DIDN'T KNOW WHY.

WE TOOK HIM TO A DOCTOR

IN THE CITY TWO DIFFERENT

TIMES, BUT HE COULDN'T

DIAGNOSE

WHAT WAS

WRONG WITH

HIM.

OUR HEARTS WERE BROKEN.

WE WERE SAD TO SEE OUR SON

GROWING WEAKER EACH DAY.

Reporter: THAT'S WHEN

THE FAMILY LEARNED ABOUT A

FREE "OPERATION BLESSING"

CLINIC.

THIS IS A PHOTO OF DION WHEN

WE FIRST EXAMINED HIM.

THE BONES IN DION'S HANDS

AND LEGS WERE VISIBLE.

SHE WAS SO WEAK HE COULDN'T

STAND UP.

Reporter:

"OPERATION BLESSING"

IMMEDIATELY GAVE DION AN

ANTIBIOTIC AND SPECIAL

FORMULA TO HELP HIM GAIN

WEIGHT.

WHEN WE CAME FOR A FOLLOWUP

VISIT TO HIS HOME, THOUGH,

WE DISCOVERED WHY THE FAMILY

MEMBERS HAD BEEN SICK.

FILTHY MATTRESSES AND NO

VENTILATION FOR A COOKING

FIRE INSIDE THEIR HOME.

SO "OPERATION BLESSING"

BOUGHT THE FAMILY NEW

MATTRESSES, CLEANED AND

PAINTED THE OLD HOUSE, AND

BUILT A PLATFORM FOR AN

OUTDOOR KITCHEN.

THE LOVE BEING GIVEN TO

US WE CANNOT RETURN.

I THANK YOU WITH ALL OF MY

HEART.

Terry: THAT LITTLE BOY

IS ALIVE AND WELL.

HIS FAMILY IS HEALTHY.

THEY'RE ALL GOING TO LIVE

WONDERFUL LIVES BECAUSE YOU

CARED ENOUGH TO MAKE A

DIFFERENCE.

THANK YOU.

THAT'S WHY WE'RE ASKING YOU

TO CALL RIGHT NOW.

WENDY?

Wendy: TERRY, HAVE YOU

EVER HAD A DREAM THAT FELT

LIKE A MESSAGE FROM GOD?

IN OUR NEW D.V.D., "VISIONS

OF THE NIGHT," GORDON

EXPLAINS WHAT TO DO WHEN

THAT HAPPENS, AND HE SPEAKS

FROM HIS OWN EXPERIENCE.

Gordon: I HAD A DREAM,

AND IT WAS A NIGHTMARE KIND

OF DREAM.

I WAS WITH JESUS.

AND I KNEW IT WAS THE END OF

THE AGE.

HERE I AM ON A LEDGE,

OVERLOOKING A VERY DARK

PIT.

AND THERE WERE ALL THESE

ASIAN FACES LINED UP IN A

ROW.

MORE THAN I COULD NUMBER.

AND THEY POINTED TO ME AND

SAID, IF YOU HAD COME, I

WOULD HAVE BELIEVED.

WELL, FROM THAT DREAM I WOKE

UP IN A COLD SWEAT, AND I

KNEW I COULDN'T PRACTICE LAW

ANYMORE.

Gordon: IT'S BEEN A

GLORIOUS DAY.

WE'VE GOT SOME WONDERFUL

NEWS FROM TEXAS.

A FOUNDER, $5,000.

NORTH CAROLINA, 2500 CLUB

MEMBER, DOUBLING TO FOUNDER,

$5,000.

ALL OF THAT GOES INTO THIS

$250,000 CHALLENGE.

AND GIFTS THAT YOU GAVE,

$257,000.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM ACTS: "REMEMBER

THE WORDS OF THE LORD JESUS,

THAT HE SAID IT IS MORE

BLESSED TO GIVE THAN TO

RECEIVE."

GOD BLESS YOU.

WE'LL SEE YOU NEXT WEEK.

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