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The 700 Club - Jan. 23, 2014

Leslie always felt that security came from money in the bank. She pinched every penny starting from her childhood, but she later discovered a better way to find security with a strategy adopted by her and her husband, Joe. Find out what they ... ... Read Transcript


[APPLAUSE]

Gordon: WELL, WELCOME

TO "THE 700 CLUB."

ANOTHER ROUND OF ARCTIC AIR

IS BLASTING THE NORTHERN

UNITED STATES.

AND IT'S STAYING TO THE END

OF THE MONTH.

MILLIONS OF AMERICANS ARE

FACING TEMPERATURES BELOW

ZERO.

AND IN MANY PLACES, THE COLD

IS LIFE-THREATENING.

Terry: AT LEAST TWO

DOZEN STATES ARE UNDER

WINDCHILL WARNINGS OR

ADVISORIES, AND FORECASTERS

WARN THE WORST IS YET TO

COME.

CAITLIN BURKE HAS THE

STORY.

Reporter: FIRST A

MASSIVE SNOWSTORM, AND NOW

BONE-CHILLING COLD IS

CRIPPLING THE MIDWEST AND

NORTHEAST.

TAKE A LOOK AT THESE

TEMPERATURES.

MINNESOTA HIGH TODAY I IS

THE NEGATIVE 4°.

WITH THE WINDCHILL, IT COULD

FEEL AS HIGH AT NEGATIVE

30°.

UNLIKE THE COLD OUTBREAK

FROM EARLIER THIS MONTH,

FORECASTERS WARN THAT THIS

ARCTIC FREEZE HAS SOME

STAYING POWER, EXPECTED TO

STICK AROUND TO THE END OF

THE MONTH.

RESIDENTS IN THE NORTHEAST

ARE FIGHTING THE COLD AND

TRYING TO DIG OUT OF A HEAVY

SNOWFALL.

ABOUT A FOOT FELL IN NEW

YORK CITY, AND MORE THAN

13 INCHES IN PHILADELPHIA.

NEW JERSEY GOT HIT THE

HARDEST, WITH MORE THAN

15 INCHES.

ROADS ACROSS THE NORTHEAST

ARE MORE CLOSELY RESEMBLING

ICE-SKATING RINKS, CAUSING

REAL PROBLEMS FOR

COMMUTERS.

IT IS PRETTY ROUGH OUT

HERE.

THE ROADS ARE REAL BAD.

THE ICE IS STACKING UP.

IT IS SO BAD AT HERE.

I'M SLIPPING AND SLIDING AT

EVERY LIGHT.

Reporter: OVER THE LAST

48 HOURS, MORE THAN 5,000

FLIGHTS HAVE BEEN

CANCELLED.

AND TODAY MORE THAN A

THOUSAND ARE ALREADY

DELAYED.

ACUWEATHER FORECASTERS WARN

THE FIRST IS STILL TO COME.

ANOTHER WAVE OF COLD IS

EXPECTED TO HIT THE MIDWEST

AND NORTHEAST OVER THE NEXT

FEW DAYS, SEVERE ENOUGH TO

BRING LIFE-THREATENING

CONDITIONS, HYPOTHERMIA, AND

THE RISK OF FROST BITES.

CAITLIN BURKE, CBN NEWS.

Gordon: IF YOU CAN,

PLEASE STAY INSIDE UNTIL

THIS COLD WEATHER IS DONE.

> IN OTHER NEWS, VIRGINIA

IS TAKING CENTER STAGE IN

THE BATTLE OVER GAY

MARRIAGE.

JOHN JES GESTURJOHNJOHN

JESSUP HAS THAT STORY.

Reporter: THE VIRGINIA

ATTORNEY-GENERAL SAYS THE

STATE'S BAN ON GAY MARRIAGE

IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

ATTORNEYS FOR COUPLES

CHALLENGING THE BAN ARE

APPLAUDING THE DECISION,

WHILE SOME CONSERVATIVES

CALL IT DISAPPOINTING AND

FRIGHTENING.

WELL, TENS OF THOUSANDS OF

PEOPLE FROM ACROSS THE

COUNTRY CAME TOGETHER FOR

THE ANAL MARCH FOR LIFE NEAR

IN WASHINGTON.

THE THEME THIS YEAR WAS

FIGHTING FOR THE ADOPTION

OPTION.

AND THEY ARE URGED PEOPLE TO

GO TO PREGNANCY CENTERS

RATHER THAN ABORTION

CLINICS.

AND THEY POINT OUT THE

CLINICS ARE SHUTTING DOWN.

ABORTION CLINICS ARE

CLOSING IN THE UNITED

STATES.

AT THE HEIGHT, WE HAD ABOUT

1700 ABORTION CLINICS.

WE'RE DOWN TO JUST OVER

500.

BUT PREGNANCY CENTER ARE

MULTING.

Reporter: MORE

AMERICANS CALL THEMSELVES

PRO-LIFE THAN PRO-CHOICE.

IN 1997, PRO-CHOICE VOTERS

OUTNUMBERED PRO-LIFE VOTERS

BY 10 POINTS.

> AMERICAN PASTOR SAEED

ABEDINI HAS BEEN TRANSFERRED

TO A PRISONER CELL IN IRAN.

THE AMERICAN CENTER FOR LAW

AND JUSTICE SAYS HE HAS BEEN

ABLE TO SEE A PRISON DOCTOR,

AND HIS FAMILY SAYS HE IS

GETTING BETTER MEALS.

EVEN WITH THE MOVE, THE

PASTOR IMPRISONED FOR HIS

FAITH REMAINS IN THE

DEADLIEST PRISON IN IRAN.

AND CONCERNS OVER HIS

DECLINING HEALTH CONDITION

ARE GROWING.

THE ACLJ IS URGING THE

GOVERNMENT TO MAKE PASTOR

SAEED'S HEALTH A MAJORITY.

FOR MORE, YOU CAN VISIT OUR

WEBSITE AT CBNNEWS.COM.

GORDON, I KNOW PASTOR

SAEED'S WIFE AND TWO YOUNG

KIDS ARE EAGER FOR HIM TO

COME HOME.

Gordon: THEY ARE.

AND IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART

OF THAT AGAIN, ALL YOU HAVE

TO DO IS GO TO

cbnnews.com, AND WE'LL

DIRECT YOU HOW YOU CAN BE A

SUPPORT TO THE ACLJ's

EFFORTS TO GET THIS PASTOR

FREED.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK AFTER

THIS.

Announcer: THROUGHOUT

THE BIBLE --

I HAVE HAD A DREAM.

Announcer: THROUGHOUT

TIME...

IN MY SLEEP, THE CAUSE OF

GOD APPEARED.

Announcer: AND EVEN

TODAY...

IT HAPPENED A COUPLE OF

WEEKS AGO.

I HAVE HAD THIS DREAM

BEFORE.

Announcer: GOD SPEAKS

TO US THROUGH DREAMS.

Gordon: WHAT DO YOUR

DREAMS MEAN?

IS GOD TRYING TO TELL YOU

SOMETHING?

Announcer: FIND OUT

WHAT TO DO WHEN GOD SPEAKS

TO YOU, IN "VISIONS OF THE

NIGHT."

Gordon: GEORGE AND

IRENE MEDLEY RUN A

SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS.

AND IN THEIR SPARE TIME,

THEY SET UP A FOOD BANK IN

THEIR COMMUNITY.

YET IT WASN'T LONG AGO THAT

IRENE HAD TO GET HELP FROM A

FOOD BANK HERSELF WHILE

GEORGE WAS IN PRISON.

Reporter: GEORGE MEDLEY

RUNS A MULTI-MILLION AUTO

RECYCLING COMPANY IN DENVER,

COLORADO.

HE DOESN'T CARE MUCH ABOUT

MONEY, BUT HE DOES CARE

ABOUT GIVING MONEY AWAY.

MONEY IS A TOOL.

MONEY IS NOT MY GOD.

GOD HAS GIVEN US ACCESS TO

MONEY THAT WE CAN SOW INTO

THE LIVES OF OTHER PEOPLE.

Reporter: QUITE A

CHANGE FOR A MAN WHO WAS

ONCE A DRUG-ADDICTED

CRIMINAL.

I MADE MONEY OFF THE

BACKS OF OTHER PEOPLE'S

ADDICTIONS, AND I DIDN'T

HAVE ANY CONSCIENCE ABOUT

IT.

HE HAD BEEN ARRESTED

DOZENS OF TIMES.

AND I BAILED HIM OUT EACH

TIME.

AND I PRAYED THAT THIS TIME

WOULD BE DIFFERENT.

Reporter: THE ONLY

SOURCE OF LEGITIMATE INCOME

FOR GEORGE, HIS WIFE IRENE,

AND THEIR GROWING FAMILY,

WAS A SMALL TOW TRUCK.

IRENE TOOK TO THE WHEEL WHEN

GEORGE WAS IN JAIL.

BARELY ABLE TO PAY THE

BILLS, SHE RELIED ON FOOD

BANKS.

WAITING IN A FOOD BANK

LINE TO GET SOME FOOD

BECAUSE MY BUDGET WAS, LIKE,

$30 A MONTH FOR FOOD.

Reporter: IN 2004,

GEORGE WAS ARRESTED FOR THE

LAST TIME.

FOR THE FIRST TIME HE DIDN'T

BLAME ANYONE BUT HIMSELF.

I COULDN'T STAND TO LOOK

AT MYSELF IN THE MIRROR, AND

I REALIZED I WAS THE ONE WHO

HAD A PROBLEM.

Reporter: BACK IN

PRISON, HIS LIFE CHANGED.

SOMEBODY LEFT A LITTLE

BIBLE PASSAGE ON THE FLOOR,

AND I PICKED IT UP AND I

READ IT.

AND I CRIED OUT TO GOD AND

ASKED HIM TO FORGIVE ME, AND

HE DID.

Reporter: AND GEORGE'S

NEXT STEP FOLLOWED A MESSAGE

ABOUT GIVING TO OTHERS.

I WOULD GET MY

COMMISSARY, AND I GAVE IT

AWAY TO OTHER PEOPLE WHO

DIDN'T HAVE ANYTHING.

Reporter: EIGHT MONTHS

LATER, GEORGE WAS RELEASED

FROM PRISON.

AND HE JOURNEY FROM GREED TO

GENEROUS GIVING BECAME MORE

ASTONISHING TO IRENE.

THERE WERE TIMES WHEN

GEORGE WOULD SAY, THE LORD

WANTS ME TO GIVE THIS PICKUP

TRUCK TO A MAN.

AND I THOUGHT, AS LONG AS HE

IS BEING DIRECTED BY GOD, I

DON'T HAVE A PROB WITH

THAT.

PROBLEM WITH THAT.

Reporter: AND HE

RECEIVED A DREAM FROM THE

LORD.

HE WOULD GIVE ME A

AUTOMOTIVE RESOURCE I COULD

USE TO HELP PEOPLE.

Reporter: TWO YEARS

LATER, GEORGE LAUNCHED

"METAL MOVERS."

THE COMPANY MADE A $500,000

PROFIT THE FIRST YEAR.

AND HE DEDICATED 50% OF HIS

PROFIT TO BUILD A CHURCH,

COMPLETE WITH FOOD AND

CLOTHES FOR THE NEEDY.

WHEN YOU OBEY THE LORD,

HE BLESSES YOU.

Reporter: LAST YEAR 40%

OF THEIR PROFITS WENT TO

HELP OTHERS.

THAT'S A HEFTY SUM,

CONSIDERING THAT LAST YEAR'S

PROFITS WERE $9 MILLION.

HE HAS DEFINITELY

PROVIDED FOR US

FINANCIALLY.

BUT HE HAS ALSO ALLOWED ME

AND MY WIFE TO USE THOSE

RESOURCES TO HELP A LOT OF

PEOPLE.

AND IT TAKES A LOT OF MONEY

TO DO THAT.

WE SPENT A LOT OF MONEY

DOING THAT.

I DON'T CARE IF IT TOOK A

MILLION DOLLARS TO SAVE ONE

SOUL.

THAT SOUL IS WORTH A MILLION

DOLLARS.

I WAS GREEDY FOR MONEY.

I WOULD DO ANYTHING TO GET

IT.

BUT GOD BROKE THAT SPIRIT OF

GREED THAT I HAD AND

REPLACED IT WITH THE SPIRIT

OF GENEROSITY.

Gordon: GENEROSITY

FROM.

HEART.

THAT'S WHAT GOD IS LOOKING

FOR.

HE IS LOOKING FOR GENEROUS

GIVERS.

HE IS LOOKING FOR CHEERFUL

GIVERS.

YOU CAN SEE IT IN GEORGE'S

LIFE.

WHEN HE WENT FROM A LIFE OF

GREED TO TRYING TO DEPRIVE

PEOPLE FOR MONEY TO LET'S

GIVE IT AWAY.

LET'S BLESS OTHERS.

WHEN GOD TELLS ME TO GIVE, I

WANT TO DO THAT.

AND THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED TO

HIM.

AND IT CAN HAPPEN TO YOU IF

YOU ADOPT THE SAME

PRINCIPLE.

HERE IT IS FROM PROVERBS 11:

"IT IS POSSIBLE TO GIVE AWAY

AND BECOME RICHER.

IT IS ALSO POSSIBLE TO HOLD

ON TOO TIGHTLY AND LOSE

EVERYTHING.

YES, THE LIBERAL MAN SHALL

BE RICH BY WATERIN WATERS

OTHERS, HE WATERS HIMSELF."

WHEN CYNTHIA WAS OUT OF

WORK, SHE NEVER MISSED A CAR

PAYMENT OR A MORTGAGE

PAYMENT.

AND HERE IS HOW SHE DID IT.

I WASN'T IN CONTROL OF MY

MONEY.

MY MONEY WAS IN CONTROL OF

ME.

I WORKED HARD FOR IT, AND

THE VOICES TELL YOU YOU

DESERVE IT.

Reporter: THAT'S THE

MINESET CYNTHIA ADOPTED AS A

YOUNG CAREER WOMAN.

I WOULD CHANGE CARS EVERY

TWO YEARS BECAUSE I THOUGHT

THAT IS WHAT I WAS SUPPOSED

TO DO.

Reporter: EVENTUALLY

MOST OF HER MONEY WENT TO

PAYING BILLS AND CREDITORS.

I REMEMBER I WOULD HAVE

TO SPEND A LOT OF TIME

WRITING EVERYTHING DOWN,

EVERY PENNY WAS GOING TO

SPEND.

IF ANYTHING CAME IN $2 OVER,

I WAS GOING TO BE IN A

BIND.

Reporter: SHE STARTED

WATCHING "THE 700 CLUB."

I STARTED HEARING THESE

PRINCIPLES THAT WERE VERY

FOREIGN TO ME, YOU KNOW,

GIVE AND IT SHALL BE GIVEN

UNTO YOU.

Reporter: CYNTHIA

DECIDED TO BECOME A CBN

PARTNER.

I REMEMBER WRITING THAT

FIRST CHECK.

I THOUGHT ANGELS WERE GOING

TO BE SINGING BECAUSE IT WAS

SUCH A HUGE STEP FOR ME.

Reporter: CYNTHIA STILL

DIDN'T HAVE A HANDLE ON

SPENDING, THOUGH, AND HER

DEBT GREW TO $30,000.

AS LONG AS YOU CAN PAY

THAT MONTHLY PAYMENT, LIFE

IS GOOD.

AND IT WASN'T GOOD.

THAT WASN'T THE WAY TO

LIVE.

Reporter: AND THEN SHE

LOST HER JOB.

CYNTHIA SAID SHE HAD TO

DEPEND SOLELY ON GOD, WHICH

WASN'T EASY.

IT WAS VERY STRESSFUL FOR

ME.

I REMEMBER ONE TIME IN

PARTICULAR PACING BACK AND

FORTH.

I SAID, GOD, I NEED YOUR

HELP.

MY MORTGAGE PAYMENT WAS

DRAFTING THE NEXT DAY.

I HAD $1.87 IN THE BANK.

Reporter: THAT DAY SHE

RECEIVED A PAY LOAN OFFER

FOR $6,000 AT A WHOPPING 27%

INTEREST.

CYNTHIA ADMITS, SHE WAS

ATTEMPTED.

I'M THINKING THIS IS A

QUICK ANSWER TO MY PROBLEM.

GOD SAID, IT MAY BE A QUICK

ANSWER, BUT IT'S NOT YOUR

ANSWER.

IN A PERMANENT MARKER, I

WROTE VOID ON THAT CHECK.

I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW THAT

MORTGAGE PAYMENT DRAFTED THE

NEXT DAY.

Reporter: AND EVEN

THOUGH MONEY WAS TIGHT, SHE

BELIEVES GOD TOLD HER TO

KEEP GIVING.

HIS SPECIFIC INSTRUCTION

WAS TO KEEP GIVING THE SAME

AMOUNT AS WHEN I HAD A JOB.

DURING SEVEN MONTHS OF

UNEMPLOYMENT, I NEVER MISSED

A HOUSE PAYMENT, I NEVER

MISSED A CAR PAYMENT.

GOD WAS FAITHFUL.

Reporter: CYNTHIA

LANDED A JOB, AND SHE SAYS

GOD SHOWED HER WAYS TO PAY

OFF HER DEBT.

ONE WAY WAS TO GIVE MORE.

HE ASKED ME TO DOUBLE MY

GIFT TO CBN.

I THOUGHT, $20 WAS A

STRETCH.

$40, WOW!

Reporter: CYNTHIA

INCREASED HER GIVING, AND IN

TIME PAID OFF ALL OF HER

DEBT, AND IS DEBT-FREE.

AND SHE IS ALSO A MEMBER OF

CBN'S CHAIRMAN'S CIRCLE.

MY PHILOSOPHY OF GIVING

WAS, YOU KNOW, GOD GETS 10%

AND 90% IS MINE.

MY PHILOSOPHY NOW IS IT IS

ALL HIS.

HE GAVE IT TO ME ANYWAY.

THAT'S ONE OF THE PRINCIPLES

THAT I LEARNED, IS THAT WHEN

I GIVE IT TO GOD, HE IS

GOING TO DO SO MUCH MORE

WITH IT THAN I COULD EVER

IMAGINE, AND THEN HE BLESSES

ME BACK ALONG THE WAY.

Gordon: CYNTHIA LEARNED

THE LAW OF RESIPROCITY.

LUKE 6, THESE ARE THE WORDS

OF JESUS: "GIVE AND IT WILL

BE GIVEN TO YOU, A GOOD

MEASURE, PRESSED DOWN,

SHAKEN TOGETHER AND RUNNING

OVER, WILL BE POURED INTO

YOUR LAP, FOR WITH THE

MEASURE YOU USE, IT WILL BE

MEASURED TO YOU."

IF I CAN GET A DRUMROLL,

I'VE GOT SOME GREAT NEWS.

SOME CBN PARTNERS SAY WE

LIKE GIVING TO CBN, SO WE

WANT TO CHALLENGE OTHERS TO

GIVE.

FOR THE NEXT 30 MINES

THEY'LL MATCH YOUR DONATION,

DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR, UP TO

$50,000.

[APPLAUSE]

Gordon: LET'S PRAY.

LORD, WE ASK FOR BLESSING

OVER THIS, AND WE ASK FOR

YOUR ANOINTING AND YOUR

PRESENCE.

WE ASK THAT YOU WOULD SPEAK

TO KNOWS WATCHING NOW AND

ENCOURAGE THEM.

BLESS THEM.

FOR WE ASK IT ALL IN JESUS'

NAME.

AMEN.

$50,000 ON THE CHALLENGE, 30

MINUTES ON THE CLOCK.

WHAT ARE WE ASKING YOU TO

DO?

WE'RE ASKING YOU TO JOIN

"THE 700 CLUB" AND BE A PART

OF EVERYTHING WE'RE DOING

AROUND THE WORLD.

YOUR DONATION GOES INTO THE

WORK OF CBN INTERNATIONAL TO

PREACH THE GOSPEL AROUND THE

WORLD.

ANOTHER PORTION OF YOUR

DONATION GOES INTO THE WORK

OF "OPERATION BLESSING," TO

HELP PEOPLE AROUND THE

WORLD.

SO IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART

OF EVERYTHING WE DO, JOIN

"THE 700 CLUB."

IT'S REAL EASY.

THE NUMBER IS TOLL-FREE.

1-800-759-0700.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, TONIGHT

WHEN YOU GO TO BED, YOU'LL

HAVE AN AVERAGE OF FOUR

DREAMS.

SO WHY DO WE DREAM AT

NIGHT?

IS IT STRESS, A LATE-NIGHT

SNACK, OR IS GOD TRYING TO

TELL YOU SOMETHING?

FIND OUT IN GORDON

ROBERTSON'S 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 IS OUR GIFT TO YOU WHEN

YOU JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

AVAILABLE NOW.

Terry: GOD HAS BEEN

SPEAKING TO HIS PEOPLE

THROUGH DREAMS FOR

GENERATIONS.

MAYBE YOUR A DREAMER, AND

YOU'VE KNOWN FOR A LONG TIME

THERE IS SOME SIGNIFICANCE

TO WHAT YOU DREAM, BUT UT

JUST DON'YOU JUST DON'T

KNOW WHAT IT ALL MEANS.

THAT'S WHY WE WANT TO GIVE

YOU "VISIONS OF THE NIGHT,"

WHEN YOU JOIN "700 CLUB."

WE THINK YOU'LL BE BLESSED

BY IT.

CALL NOW, THERE'S OUR

TOLL-FREE NUMBER,

1-800-759-0700.

WE JUST STARTED THIS $50,000

CHALLENGE.

AND THAT MEANS WHEN YOU GIVE

RIGHT NOW, EVERY DOLLAR YOU

GIVE WILL BE MATCHED DOLLAR

FOR DOLLAR.

THAT MEANS YOUR GIFT GOES

TWICE AS FAR, SO CALL.

GORDON?

Gordon: LESLIE HAS

ALWAYS BEEN A BIG SAVER,

EVER SINCE SHE WAS A LITTLE

GIRL.

OVER THE YEARS SHE BECAME

OBSESSED WITH HOARDING

CASH.

THEN ONE DAY LESLIE SAYS GOD

SPOKE TO HER AND CHANGED THE

WAY SHE HANDLED HER MONEY.

Reporter: JOE AND

LESLIE OF GREENEVILLE,

ILLINOIS, ARE THANKFUL FOR

THE LIFE THEY HAVE, A

WONDERFUL MARRIAGE AND TWO

GREAT KIDS.

AND THEIR FINANCES ARE IN

ORDER.

I FEEL LIKE THAT IS

STRAIGHT FROM THE HAND OF

GOD, BECAUSE OF THE TITHING,

BECAUSE OF THE GIVING.

Reporter: TITHING AND

GIVING COME NATURALLY FOR

THE GREGORYS NOW, BUT WHEN

LESLIE WAS A YOUNG GIRL, SHE

WOULDN'T EVEN PART WITH A

PENNY.

EVEN WHEN I WOULD LOSE A

TOOTH, I WOULD TAKE THAT

MONEY AND PUT IT UNDER MY

MATTRESS.

I WOULD GET LUNCH MONEY FOR

SCHOOL, AND INSTEAD OF

EATING LUNCH, I WOULD POCKET

MY MONEY.

I HATED SPENDING MONEY.

Reporter: THROUGH THE

YEARS, SHE NEVER HAD TO DIP

INTO HER SAVINGS.

LESLIE WORKED THREE JOBS TO

MAKE PAYMENTS ON HER $17,000

STUDENT LOAN.

DURING THIS TIME SHE BECAME

A CHRISTIAN AND STARTED

GOING TO CHURCH.

OCCASIONALLY SHE WOULD PUT A

DOLLAR IN THE OFFERING

PLATE.

I FELT LIKE I WAS DOING

MY PART.

I DIDN'T REALLY KNOW GOD

WANTED MORE FROM ME.

Reporter: THEN ONE

SUNDAY IN THE CHURCH

LOBBY --

I JUST HEARD GOD SPEAK TO

MY HEART AND IT WAS LOUD AND

CLEAR.

PUT $100 IN.

I THOUGHT, $100?

AND AGAIN HE SAID, PUT $100

IN.

Reporter: SO SHE WROTE

THE CHECK.

IT FELT WONDERFUL.

AND IT WAS A WAY OF PLEASING

HIM AND OBEYING WHAT HE HAD

ASKED ME TO DO.

I JUST SAT THERE IN A

MOMENT, WITH JUST ME AND

GOD.

AND I'VE TITHED EVER SINCE.

I WAS ABLE TO START LETTING

GO AND TRUSTING GOD.

THAT HE WAS GOING TO TAKE

CARE OF ME.

THAT I DIDN'T HAVE TO HOARD

MY MONEY AND SAVE EVERY

LITTLE PENNY AND FEND FOR

MYSELF.

AND IT JUST FELT

LIBERATING.

Reporter: LESLIE

BELIEVES THAT THROUGH HER

FAITHFUL GIVING AND PRAYER,

GOD PROVIDED HER DREAM JOB

AS A PROPERTY MANAGER.

I HAD ASKED HIM TO TELL

THE BOSS TO COME AND ASK ME

TO WORK THERE.

AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT

HAPPENED.

Reporter: WHEN SHE

MARRIED JOE, THE TWO

IMMEDIATELY BEGAN TITHING AS

A COUPLE.

WITHIN TWO YEARS, THEY PAID

OFF LESLIE'S STUDENT LOANS,

AS WELL AS $10,000 OF DEBT

JOE BROUGHT INTO THE

MARRIAGE.

THEY HAD THE TITLES TO BOTH

OF YOUR CARS, AND MADE A

DOWN PAYMENT ON THEIR FIRST

HOME.

THROUGH THE YEARS, LESLIE

AND JOE HAVE GOTTEN

CONSISTENT RAISES AND SOME

BONUSES, TOO.

IT IS REAL LIBERATING AND

FREEING TO TAKE WHAT I KNOW

IS A GIFT TO ME AND GIVE

BACK.

GIVING IS JUST AS MUCH A

PART OF YOUR CHRISTIAN WALK

AS DAILY BIBLE STUDY AND

PRAYER.

THERE IS NO REASON TO PUT

YOUR SECURITY IN MONEY.

IT'S NOT A TREASURE IN

HEAVEN, AND YOU CAN'T TAKE

IT WITH YOU.

IF YOUR HEART IS RIGHT, YOUR

MONEY SHOULD BE RIGHT.

Gordon: PUTTING YOUR

TREASURES IN HEAVEN.

LESLIE -- GOD SPOKE TO HER,

AND SHE SAID, I'M GOING TO

TRUST THIS.

AND IT FREED HER.

IT FREED HER FROM A LIFETIME

OF BONDAGE, WHERE SHE IS

HOARDING MONEY, AND NOW SHE

IS FREE BECAUSE SHE KNOWS

THAT GOD HAS HER FUTURE.

GOD HAS YOUR FUTURE, TOO.

AND ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS

TRUST HIM.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DO THAT

WITH JOINING "THE 700 CLUB,"

DO IT NOW.

WE'RE IN A $50,000

CHALLENGE.

24 MINUTES ON THAT CLOCK.

WE NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU.

SO CALL US NOW.

1-800-759-0700.

LET'S GO TO WENDY AT THE

PHONES.

Wendy: THANK YOU,

GORDON.

WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING LAST

NIGHT, YOU PROBABLY HAD

THREE, OR MAYBE EVEN FOUR,

DREAMS, EVEN IF YOU DON'T

REMEMBER THEM.

THE MOST COMMON DREAMS ARE

ABOUT FALLING, FLYING, OR

SHOWING UP FOR WORK IN YOUR

PAJAMAS.

SO WHAT DO YOUR DREAMS

MEAN?

WE'LL HELP YOU FIGURE IT OUT

IN OUR UNIQUE D.V.D.

"VISIONS OF THE NIGHT."

WATCH THIS.

Gordon: FROM EMPERORS,

PHARAOHS AND KINGS --

GOD HAS BEEN ALWAYS,

THROUGH THE AGES, SPEAKING

TO PEOPLE THROUGH DREAMS AND

VISIONS.

Gordon: FROM SCIENTISTS

TO MUSICIANS, 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 USES 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: "VISIONS OF

THE NIGHT," AVAILABLE NOW.

Wendy: WELL, IF YOU'RE

A DREAMER LIKE ME, YOU

DEFINITELY WANT TO GET

THIS.

AND YOU CAN LEARN HOW GOD IS

STILL USING DREAMS TODAY.

WHAT DO YOUR DREAMS MEAN?

THAT'S THE QUESTION, AND

WE'VE GOT THE ANSWER RIGHT

HERE.

JUST GIVE US A CALL AND SAY,

YES, I WANT TO JOIN "THE 700

CLUB."

HOW MUCH IS THAT?

JUST 65 CENTS A DAY, $20 A

MONTH.

IF YOU'RE ALREADY A CBN

PARTNER, THANK YOU SO MUCH.

WE CAN'T DO IT WITHOUT YOU.

BUT IT IS A BRAND NEW YEAR.

AND I WOULD LIKE TO

CHALLENGE YOU TO TAKE IT UP

TO THE NEXT LEVEL, $40 A

MONTH.

THAT'S OUR GOLD LEVEL.

WE WANT TO BLESS YOU BACK

WITH THREE D.V.D.s.

ONE FOR YOU AND TWO TO GIVE

AWAY HOWEVER YOU WANT.

IF YOU CAN DO MORE, $84 A

MONTH, WE HAVE MANY HIGHER

LEVELS.

AND WE'RE GOING TO BLESS YOU

BACK WITH FIVE D.V.D.s.

WE'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF A

$50,000 CHALLENGE RIGHT NOW

WITH 21 MINUTES AND 44

SECONDS LEFT ON THE CLOCK.

THAT MEANS IF YOU GO TO YOUR

PHONES OR LOG ON TO

cbn.com, EVERY DOLLAR YOU

PLEDGE WILL BE MATCHED

DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR.

PLEASE GO TO YOUR PHONES

RIGHT NOW.

TERRY?

Terry: FOR THOSE WHO

SERVE IN THE NAVY, LONG

DEPLOYMENTS AT SEA CAN BE

TOUGH.

RECENTLY WE MET A NAVAL

OFFICER WHO FACES EVEN

GREATER CHALLENGES AT HOME.

FOR ANY ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY

FAMILY, TIME TOGETHER IS

PRECIOUS.

FOR THE ALI FAMILY, IT IS

ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT BECAUSE

THEIR 15-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER,

VICTORIA, HAS BRAIN CANCER.

IT WAS HARD TO TAKE AT

FIRST.

YOU TRY AND BE STRONG IN

FRONT OF THEM.

AND YOU TRY AND YOU DO WHAT

YOU CAN.

Terry: VICTORIA'S

SIBLINGS DO WHAT THEY CAN TO

HELP.

HER BROTHER, GEORGEY, TRIES

TO KEEP HER SPIRITS UP.

HE'LL GO ON HIS PHONE AND

SEARCH FUNNY PICTURES AND

HE'LL TRY AND MAKE ME

SMILE.

IF HE CAN JUST DISTRACT ME

FOR A LITTLE WHILE, FOR THE

PAIN MEDICINE TO KICK IN.

Terry: GEORGE SERVES AS

AN AVIATION MECHANIC ON AN

AIRCRAFT CARRIER.

IT CAN BE A CHALLENGE WHEN

GEORGE IS OUT TO SEA.

I HAVE TO BE MOMMY AND

DADDY.

SO I HAVE MY BOOTCAMP

INSTRUCTOR VOICE, BUT IT HAS

ONLY MADE ME A STRONGER

PERSON.

Terry: PATTY

HOME-SCHOOLS THE KIDS AND

MANAGES THE FAMILY'S SINGLE

ANNOUNCEMENT.

INCOME.

YOU LEARN TO BUDGET.

Terry: IT IS EVEN

TOUGHER WITH MEDICAL BILLS

LOOMING.

THEY'VE HAD TO PUT SOME

IMPORTANT THINGS ON HOLD.

THEIR HEATING AND COOLING

SYSTEM DOESN'T WORK.

THE WASHER-DRYER ARE BOTH

BROKEN, THE KIDS' MATTRESSES

ARE SHOT, AND THE LAPTOPS

KIDS USE FOR HOME-SCHOOLING

ARE OUTDATED.

IT IS TIGHT, YOU KNOW,

TRYING TO MAKE THINGS WORK.

Terry: CBN AND "WAVE

CHURCH," CAME TOGETHER TO

HELP THE FAMILY.

WE BOUGHT THE KIDS NEW

MATTRESSES AND GAVE THE KIDS

NEW LAPTOPS.

THIS IS JUST FOR YOU.

Terry: PASTOR CLAYTON

RIDDER TOOK THEM TO PICK UP

THEIR NEW WASHER AND DRYER.

WOW!

Terry: WE ALSO FIXED

THEIR HEATING AND COOLING

SYSTEM SO IT IS ALWAYS

COMFORTABLE INSIDE FOR

VICTORIA.

AND PASTOR RIDDER TOLD

GEORGE AND PATTY THAT CBN

WAS PAYING THEIR MEDICAL

CO-PAYMENT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

IT'S AWESOME.

THERE ARE PEOPLE IN YOUR

CORNER THAT ARE STANDING

WITH YOU.

AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO WALK

THROUGH THIS ALONE.

Terry: NOW INSTEAD OF

FOCUSING ON FINANCES, THE

ALIS CAN FOCUS ON GETTING

VICTORIA WELL.

CBN HAS BEEN FANTASTIC.

IT FEELS FANTASTIC.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO SAY

RIGHT NOW.

IT'S AMAZING.

Terry: STEPPING IN TO

THE MIDDLE OF PEOPLE'S NEED

AND BRINGING THEM HOPE, A

HELPING HAND, KINDNESS, A

FUTURE, AN OPEN DOOR --

THAT'S WHAT YOU DO IF YOU'RE

A "700 CLUB" MEMBER.

YOU DO IT HERE AT HOME AND

YOU DO IT ALL AROUND THE

WORLD.

THAT'S WHY WE'RE ASKING YOU

NOW TO GO TO YOUR PHONE AND

CALL AND BECOME A PART OF

THAT.

HOW DO YOU DO IT?

YOU CALL THAT TOLL-FREE

NUMBER YOU SEE ON YOUR

SCREEN, AND YOU SAY, I WANT

TO JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

THAT'S 65 CENTS A DAY, $20 A

MONTH.

MAYBE YOU ARE ALREADY A "700

CLUB" MEMBER.

HOW ABOUT GOING UP TO THE

"700 CLUB" GOLD LEVEL.

THAT'S A GIFT OF $40 A

MONTH.

IF YOU'RE A GOLD LEVEL

NOBODY, GO UP TO THE

THOUSAND LEVEL, AT $84.

OR ASK ABOUT OUR $25,000

LEVEL, $209 A MONTH.

WE HAVE A FOUNDER'S LEVEL,

$5,000 A YEAR.

OR OUR CHAIRMAN'S CIRCLE,

AND THESE ARE FRIENDS WHO

GIVE $10,000 OR MORE A

YEAR.

AND THEN CALL THAT NUMBER,

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

WANT TO JOIN "THE 700

CLUB."

WE SAY THANK YOU.

GORDON?

Gordon: IN CHINA, A

YOUNG FATHER LOOKED FORWARD

TO HAVING A BABY, AND HE WAS

THRILLED THAT HIS FIRST

CHILD WOULD BE A BOY.

AND YET THE DAY OF HIS

BABY'S BIRTH WASN'T ANYTHING

LIKE HE IMAGINED.

Terry: WHEN MR. AND

MRS. YEE FOUND OUT THEY WERE

GOING TO HAVE A BABY, THEY

COULDN'T WAIT.

I TALKED TO MY BABY IN MY

WOMB, AND I SAID I WISH THAT

YOU HAVE EYES LIKE YOUR

FATHER, LIPS LIKE MINE, AND

THAT YOU SMILE ALL OF THE

TIME.

Terry: MRS. YEE GAVE

BIRTH TO A BOY.

HUTINE.

HE HAD THE EYES HIS MOTHER

HOPED FOR, BUT NOT THE LIPS

OR THE SMILE.

IT WAS LIKE A NIGHTMARE.

HE HAD A SEVERE CLEFT LIP

AND PALATE.

IT WAS LIKE A BOMB HAD

EXPLODED IN MY HEAD.

WHAT HAD WE DONE WRONG?

Terry: THE YEES TOOK

HIM HOME AND MAKE SURE NO

ONE EVER SAW HIM.

THEY WOULD LAUGH AT HIM.

Terry: THE CLEFT LIP

MADE IT HARD FOR HUTINE TO

EAT.

HE WOULD CHECK.

H -- HE WOULD CHOKE.

HE WAS SO SKINNY.

I WORRIED ABOUT THIS

FUTURE.

HE WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO

GET A JOB, AND WHAT GIRL

WOULD MARRY HIM?

Terry: MR. YEE STARTED

WORKING EXTRA HOURS AS A

TRUCK DRIVER TO RAISE MONEY

FOR SURGERY FOR HUTINE, BUT

IT WAS GOING TO TAKE YEARS.

I WAS AFRAID HE WOULD NOT

BE ABLE TO HOLD ON THAT

LONG.

Terry: THEN MR. YEE

READ THAT CBN WAS COMING TO

HIS TOWN TO DO CLEFT LIP AND

PALATE SURGERY.

WHEN I TOLD MY WIFE THE

NEWS, WE BOTH CRIED.

I SAID, SON, YOU ARE GOING

TO GET SURGERY.

AND SOON YOU WILL GET TO GO

OUTSIDE AND PLAY.

Terry: THE SURGERY WAS

A SUCCESS, AND NOW HUTINE

SMILES ALL OF THE TIME.

HE GREW SO FAST AFTER THE

SURGERY.

NOW HE IS CATCHING UP TO

OTHER KIDS HIS AGE.

HE IS SO HAPPY.

EVERY TIME I LOOK AT HIM,

HIGH HEART MELTS.

HE LOOKS JUST LIKE

DANIEL.

THANK YOU, CBN.

YOU BROUGHT HOPE TO US.

WE WERE COMPLETELY

HOPELESS.

AND NOW ALL OF OUR WORRIES

ARE GONE.

Gordon: YOU CAN BE A

PART OF BRINGING HOPE TO

PEOPLE WHO THINK THAT IT IS

HOPELESS FOR THEM.

GOD WANTS TO GIVE US ALL A

HOPE AND A FUTURE, AND YOU

CAN BE A PART OF DOING THAT

FOR PEOPLE AROUND THE

WORLD.

JUST BY JOINING "THE 700

CLUB."

WE CAN'T DO IT ALONE.

WE NEED YOU TO HELP US.

AND WE WANT TO DO EVEN

MORE.

SO WITHOUT YOU WE CAN'T DO

THAT.

BUT WITH YOU, IT IS AMAZING

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN PEOPLE GET

TOGETHER AND SAY, YES, LET'S

MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE

WORLD.

LET'S DO SOMETHING.

CALL US, 1-800-759-0700.

WHAT ARE WE ASKING YOU TO

DO?

WE'RE ASKING YOU TO JOIN

"THE 700 CLUB" AND BE A PART

OF EVERYTHING WE DO AROUND

THE WORLD.

IT IS JUST $20 A MONTH, 65

CENTS A DAY.

WHEN YOU CALL, ASK FOR

PLEDGE EXPRESS, IT IS

ELECTRONIC MONTHLY GIVING,

WHERE THE BANK DOES ALL OF

THE WORK.

AND WE SEND TO YOU OUR GIFT

"POWER FOR LIFE," MONTHLY

TEACHING C.D.s.

ASK FOR PLEDGE EXPRESS WHEN

YOU CALL, OR LOG ON TO

CBN.COM.

WHEN YOU GIVE MONTHLY ON THE

INTERNET, YOU AUTOMATICALLY

SIGN UP FOR PLEDGE EXPRESS.

LET'S GO TO WENDY AT THE

PHONES.

Wendy: THANKS, GORDON.

DID YOU KNOW BY THE TIME YOU

DIE, YOU WILL HAVE SPENT SIX

YEARS OF YOUR LIFE

DREAMING.

IT SOUNDS LIKE A COLOSSAL

WASTE OF TIME, DOESN'T IT?

IF YOU THINK SO, YOU MIGHT

WANT TO RE-THINK THAT.

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: FROM

SCIENTISTS, TO MUSICIANS AND

EVEN CHILDREN.

I'VE HAD THIS DREAM

BEFORE.

IT HAPPENED A COUPLE OF

WEEKS AGO.

I'VE HAD THIS DREAM BEFORE.

Announcer: SEE THE

DREAMS THAT CHANGED OUR

FUTURE AND LEARN WHAT TO DO

WHEN GOD SPEAKS TO YOU.

"VISIONS OF THE NIGHT,"

AVAILABLE NOW.

Wendy: I KNOW IN MY OWN

LIFE GOD HAS USED DREAMS

MANY TIMES TO WARN ME ABOUT

THINGS IN THE FUTURE, EITHER

PERSONALLY OR THINGS THAT

ARE HAPPENING NATIONALLY,

AND ALSO TO WAKE ME UP TO

PRAY FOR LOVED ONES.

GOD WANTS US TO UNDERSTAND

WHAT HE IS SAYING, AND WE

WANT TO HELP YOU WITH THAT,

WITH "VISIONS OF THE

NIGHT."

HOW GOD SPEAKS TO YOU.

WHAT DO YOUR DREAMS MEAN?

THIS IS YOURS WHEN YOU CALL

NOW AND SAY, YES, I WANT TO

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

1-800-759-0700.

OR YOU CAN LOG ON TO

CBN.COM.

IF YOU'RE ALREADY A CLUB

MEMBER AT $20 MONTH, THANK

YOU SO MUCH.

WE CAN'T DO IT WITHOUT YOU.

BUT LET'S TAKE IT TO THE

NEXT LEVEL, THE GOLD LEVEL,

THAT'S $40 A MONTH.

AND WE'LL GIVE YOU THREE

D.V.D.s.

IF YOU CAN DO A LITTLE MORE,

$84 A MONTH, OR EVEN HIGHER,

WE'RE GOING TO BLESS YOU

WITH FIVE D.V.D.s, SO YOU

CAN GIVE THESE OUT AS GIFTS

OR HOWEVER YOU WANT.

WE'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF A

$50,000 CHALLENGE WITH 12

MINUTES AND 31 SECONDS LEFT

ON THE CLOCK AND I'M GOING

TO THROW IT OVER TO GORDON.

Gordon: MILLIONS OF

AMERICANS ARE OUT OF WORK,

BUT ONE L.A. TRUCK DRIVER

HAS NO PROBLEM FINDING A

JOB, AND YOU'RE ABOUT TO SEE

WHY.

Reporter: RON PUTS IN

LONG HOURS POURING CONCRETE

IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.

HE DOESN'T MATTER.

HE IS HAPPY TO BE EMPLOYED.

BUT HE ALWAYS FINDS TIME TO

WATCH ONE OF HIS FAVORITE

SHOWS, "THE 700 CLUB."

I LOVE IT.

I TRUST CBN'S PERSPECTIVE

AND OUTLOOK.

Reporter: WHEN HE FIRST

FOUND THE PROGRAM, HOWEVER,

HE DIDN'T BELIEVE IN THE

LESSON ON TITHING, BUT HE

EVENTUALLY CHANGED HIS

MIND.

AS THE YEARS WENT ON, I

WAS, LIKE, THE LORD NEEDS

THAT MONEY.

HOW ARE THEY GOING TO FUND

THEIR PROJECTS.

THEY DON'T GET MONEY FROM

THE GOVERNMENT.

Reporter: RON PLEDGED

$20 A MONTH, AND THAT WAS A

STRETCH BECAUSE HE HAD LOST

HIS JOB AND WAS RELYING ON

UNEMPLOYMENT.

HE GAVE ANYWAY.

IT WASN'T LONG BEFORE RON

LANDED NOT ONE TRUCKING JOB,

BUT TWO.

I KEPT GETTING WORK,

WORKING WORK, AND EVERYBODY

ELSE WAS NOT WORKING, BUT I

AM.

I ATTRIBUTED TO THE

TITHING.

GOD SAID, TRUST ME AND SEE

IF I WON'T OPEN UP THE

WINDOWS OF HEAVEN.

Reporter: HE LOVES TO

SEE THE MONEY AT WORK

THROUGH "OPERATION

BLESSING."

THEY DO MANY GREAT THINGS

FOR PEOPLE.

IT IS A SMALL AMOUNT OF

MONEY TO GIVE EVERY MONTH.

Reporter: AND RON HAS

BEEN FAITHFUL TO TITHE EVERY

MONTH.

MY TITHE IS GOING OUT

BEFORE MY RENT.

YOU REALLY START WANTING TO

GIVE THAT MONEY.

Reporter: AND FOR THOSE

WONDERING IF THE PRINCIPLE

WILL WORK FOR THEM, RON HAD

THIS TO SAY:

IT IS IN THE BIBLE.

WHEN YOU OBEY HIS WORK, YOU

GET HIS BLESSING.

Gordon: WE'RE

INCREASING THIS CHALLENGE.

IT WAS AT $50,000.

WE'RE TAKING THAT UP

$100,000, ALL THE WAY TO

$150,000 AND WE'VE GOT UNTIL

THE END OF THE HOUR.

GOD, WE ASK FOR BLESSING

OVER THIS.

AND WE ASK FOR

MULTIPLICATION.

AND FOR THOSE WHO ARE

CALLING AND GIVING, JUST

OPEN THE WINDOWS OF HEAVEN

AND POUR OUT A BLESSING THEY

CANNOT CONTAIN.

DO IT NOW, FOR WE ASK IT IN

JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

YOU HEARD IT, $150,000 ON

THE CHALLENGE.

24 MINUTES, 58 SECONDS ON

THE CLOCK.

WE NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU.

CALL US NOW.

1-800-759-0700.

AND SAY, I WANT TO JOIN "THE

700 CLUB."

IT'S JUST $20 A MONTH, 65

CENTS A DAY.

SOME OF YOU CAN JOIN AT A

HIGHER LEVEL.

WE'VE GOT "THE 700 CLUB"

GOLD AT $40 MONTH, AND THE

THOUSAND CLUB LEVEL, WHICH

IS $1,000 A YEAR, $84 A

MONTH.

AT WHATEVER LEVEL GOD IS

SPEAKING TO YOU, NOW IS THE

TIME TO DO IT, THERE IS A

$150,000.

1-800-759-0700.

TERRY?

Terry: WHAT WOULD MAKE

A BUDDHIST MONK AND HIS

ENTIRE FAMILY CONVERT TO

CHRISTIANITY.

IT ALL STARTED WITH A LITTLE

GIRL WHO COULDN'T WALK AND A

MOTHER WHO PRAYED FOR

HEALING.

SHE WAS BORN WITH

CEREBRAL PALSY.

AT TWO AND A HALF YEARS OLD,

SHE WAS BARELY HAIBL T ABLE

TO ROLL OVER.

THERE WAS LITTLE HER FAMILY

COULD DO FOR HER.

WHEN MIESHA WAS JUST A

BABY, I TOOK HER EVERYWHERE

TO TRY TO GET HELP.@÷@÷

SHE WAS DIAGNOSED

INCORRECTLY, AND LIFE SEEMED

SO HOPELESS WHEN I THOUGHT

OF HER FUTURE.

Terry: ABOUT THAT TIME,

A TEAM OF DOCTORS FROM AN

ORGANIZATION CALLED

"REACHING THE LIGHT,"

TRAVELLED 12 HOURS BY TRAIN

FROM THE CAPITAL CITY TO

THEIR REMOTE TOWN.

MIESHA WAS TOLD SHE COULD

RECEIVE FREE THERAPY AT

THEIR DEVELOPMENTAL CENTER.

THE PROGRAM CONSISTS OF

THERAPY AT THE CENTER,

TEACHING THEM EXERCISES, AND

FOLLOWUP VISITS AT THE

CENTER.

BUT THE MOST SPECIAL PART OF

THE PROGRAM IS THAT EVERY

SESSION FOCUSES ON JESUS

CHRIST.

SO EACH TIME MIESHA AND HER

MOTHER CAME TO THE CENTER,

THE STAFF PRAYED FOR THEM.

IT WAS THE FIRST TIME THEY

EVER HEARD ABOUT JESUS.

I HAD NO IDEA ABOUT GOD,

BUT I CRIED OUT, ARE YOU

REAL?

ARE YOU REAL?

IF YOU ARE REAL, PLEASE HEAL

MY DAUGHTER.

Terry: AND THEN DID YOU

BEGIN

TO SEE MIESHA

IMPROVE?

OH, YES.

IT WAS REALLY AMAZING.

Terry: FOR THE NEXT

SEVERAL YEARS, MIESHA PRAYED

TO GOD EVERY DAY BEFORE

THERAPY.

AND SHERNE READ A BIBLE THAT

THE STAFF HAD GIVEN HER.

WHEN THEY WERE IN THE CITY,

THEY ATTENDED A CHURCH NEAR

THE CENTER.

EVEN THOUGH HER FATHER WAS A

BUDDHIST MONK, SHERNE THREW

HER BUDDHIST IDOLS IN THE

FIRE.

AFTER I RECEIVED JESUS

CHRIST AS MY LORD,

EVERYTHING BECAME PEACEFUL.

Terry: AS SHE GREW IN

HER FAITH, SHE STARTED A

BIBLE STUDY.

SO FAR 30 PEOPLE HAVE GIVEN

THEIR LIFE TO CHRIST.

ONE OF THEM EVEN STARTED A

HOME CHURCH IN ANOTHER

VILLAGE.

SOMETIMES PEOPLE WILL SAY

SHE IS THE DAUGHTER OF A

MONK, HOW CAN SHE SHARE

ABOUT JESUS TO OTHERS.

BUT THAT DOES NOT MATTER TO

ME.

I KNOW HE IS REAL, AND I

WILL JUST KEEP FOLLOWING

HIM.

Terry: BECAUSE OF THIS

OUTREACH, SHERNE'S FATHER

BECAME A CHRISTIAN, AS WELL

AS HER HUSBAND, HER MOTHER,

AND FOUR OF HER FIVE

SISTERS.

AND BECAUSE OF YOUR HELP AND

GOD'S GRACE, MIESHA, WHO

ONCE COULDN'T SIT UP ON HER

OWN, IS NOW WALKING.

THESE ARE HER FIRST STEPS TO

A BRIGHTER FUTURE AND A

WONDERFUL JOURNEY WITH JESUS

CHRIST.

Terry: SHE IS A

PRECIOUS LITTLE GIRL.

THAT MOM AND THAT LITTLE

GIRL WORK SO HARD.

THEY HAVE TO TRAVEL LONG

DISTANCE TO GET TO THE

CENTER, BUT THEY COME

FAITHFULLY.

MIESHA HAS LEARNED TO WALK,

THEIR FAMILY HAS FOUND

FAITH, AND THEIR VILLAGE HAS

BEEN IMPACTED BY THAT.

WHO MADE THAT POSSIBLE?

YOU DID.

WHEN THE LORD SPOKE TO YOUR

HEART AND YOU GAVE, YOU MADE

IT POSSIBLE FOR US TO BE

THERE FOR THEM.

IF YOU HAVEN'T YET GIVEN,

THIS IS THE HOUR AND THE

TIME TO DO IT.

WE'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF A BIG

CHALLENGE AND WE NEED TO

HEAR FROM YOU.

THERE IS THE CHALLENGE,

$150,000.

CALL NOW, BECAUSE WHEN YOU

DO, YOUR DOLLAR WILL BE

MATCHED DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR.

HERE IS ANOTHER THING THAT

HELPS US: WHEN YOU CALL AND

SAY, I WANT TO JOIN "THE 700

CLUB" AND I WANT TO DO IT

USING PLEDGE EXPRESS --

THAT'S ELECTRONIC MONTHLY

GIVING, AND IT MEANS YOUR

BANK DOES ALL OF THE WORK.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO REMEMBER

TO SEND THE MONEY OR HAVE

ENVELOPES OR STAMPS.

IT IS WONDERFUL.

WHEN YOU DO THAT, IT SAVES

US SOME PROCESSING COSTS.

AND WE WANT TO SAY THANK YOU

FOR SENDING YOU "POWER FOR

LIFE."

AND YOU'LL HAVE THE JOY OF

KNOWING YOU ARE CHANGING

LIVES LIKE MIESHA'S.

GORDON?

Gordon: IN AMERICA, A

DRINK OF WATER IS AS CLOSE

AS THE NEAREST FAUCET.

IN ONE HU HONDURAS VILLAGE,

GETTING A DRINK OF WATER

MEANS A FOUR-HOUR WALK.

Reporter: EVERY COUPLE

OF DAYS, MICHEL AND HIS WIFE

AND CHILDREN HAVE TO WALK

FOUR HOURS IN THE BLAZING

HONDURAN SUN TO COLLECT A

FEW CONTAINERS FULL OF

WATER.

I REMEMBERED A FEW TIMES

WE ASKED A FARMER IF WE

COULD GET WATER FROM HIS

FARM, BECAUSE IT IS CLOSER,

BUT HE SAID,

NO, IT WAS

RESERVED FOR HIS

ANIMALS.

Reporter:

DURING RAINY

SEASONS, THE RIVERS SWELL

AND CAN BE DANGEROUS FOR

COLLECTING WATER.

MICHEL AND HIS WIFE HAVE TO

TAKE RISKS TO GET A FEW

GALLONS.

ONE DAY I FELL DOWN INTO

THE WATER AND HAD TO GRAB

SOME BRANCHES TO SAVE

MYSELF.

Reporter: ANOTHER DAY

MICHEL REMEMBERS RESCUEING

RESCUING A YOUNG BOY WHO

FELL IN THE STREAM.

A COUPLE OF MINUTES LATER

AND HE WOULD HAVE DIED.

Reporter: MICHEL

AND

HIS NEIGHBORS WAITED MANY

YEARS FOR SOMEONE TO

HELP

THEM.

THE GOVERNMENT

PROMISED TO

DIG A WELL, BUT IT NEVER

HAPPENED.

THEN "OPERATION BLESSING"

DISCOVERED THE REMOTE

VILLAGE, AND IMMEDIATELY DUG

A WELL FOR THEM.

WE THEN INSTALLED PIPES TO

BRING THE CLEAN, CLEAR WELL

WATER INTO EVERY HOME.

SINCE "OPERATION

BLESSING" CAME TO HELP US,

EVERYTHING HAS CHANGED FOR

US IN OUR VILLAGE.

THE WOMEN AND CHILDREN FEEL

SAFE, AND EVERYONE IS SO

GRATEFUL FOR THE WATER.

THE WATER YOU BROUGHT TO

US IS A GREAT BLESSING.

THANKS FOR

ALL YOU'VE DONE.

Gordon: YOU CAN BE A

PART OF BLESSING PEOPLE

AROUND THE WORLD.

WHETHER THAT'S THROUGH

LIFE-SAVING SURGERIES OR

THROUGH LIFE-KISSINGIVING

WATER, OR THROUGH PREACHING

THE GOSPEL THROUGH

TELEVISION.

YOU'RE PART OF ALL IT WHEN

YOU JOIN "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

SO CALL US NOW.

1-800-759-0700.

TERRY?

Terry: IN KENYA'S MESAI

TRIBE, THE MEN ARE ROAMING

VILLAGERS, AND THE WOMEN ARE

SOMETIMES LEFT ALONE FOR

WEEKS AT A TIME.

FOOD IS SCARCE.

SO "OPERATION BLESSING" IS

VISITING THESE VILLAGES, TO

GIVE THE WOMEN SOME EXTRA

HELP FEEDING THEIR FAMILY.

Reporter: BONA WORKS

HARD EVERY DAY TO PROVIDE

FOR HER CHILDREN.

BUT FOR YEARS, SHE STRUGGLED

TO EARN EVEN A DOLLAR A

DAY.

THE MONEY WAS NEVER

REALLY ENOUGH BECAUSE I KNEW

THAT A LITTLE WAS BETTER

THAN NOTHING, SO I CONTINUED

DOING THE JOBS.

THERE WERE TIMES WE HAD

NOTHING AT ALL AND RAN OUT

OF FOOD COMPLETELY.

I WOULD PREPARE FEED FOR THE

CHILDREN BECAUSE THAT WAS

ALL WE HAD.

Reporter: AND BONA TOLD

ME SHE WANTED HER CHILDREN

TO GO TO SCHOOL SO THEIR

LIVES COULD BE DIFFERENT,

BUT THEY COULDN'T.

MANY OF THE CHILDREN IN

THIS AREA WERE NOT GOING TO

SCHOOL BECAUSE THERE ARE TOO

MANY ELEPHANTS THAT ROAM

HERE FREELY.

IT WAS TOO DANGEROUS.

Reporter: TO MAKE

THINGS EVEN WORSE, GETTING

WATER WAS DIFFICULT, TOO.

WE ALL WALKED MILES TO

GET DIRTY WATER.

MANY OF US SUFFERED

BACKACHES BECAUSE WE CARRIED

WATER ON OUR BACKS OR HEADS

FROM THAT LONG DISTANCE.

Reporter: WHEN

"OPERATION BLESSING" LEARNED

ABOUT HOW HARD IT WAS FOR

FAMILIES HERE TO SURVIVE, WE

CAME UP WITH A PLAN TO MAKE

EVERYONE'S LIVES EASIER AND

MORE PRODUCTIVE.

FIRST WE BUILT A SCHOOL.

AND NOW HER SON HAS AN

OPPORTUNITY TO GET AN

EDUCATION.

WE ALSO STARTED A FARMING

PROGRAM.

SOME PEOPLE GROW FOOD FOR

THEIR FAMILIES, WHILE

OTHERS, LIKE BONA, TAKE MOST

OF WHAT THEY GROW TO SELL IN

THE MARKET.

AND WE DUG A WELL AND GAVE

THEM CLEAN WATER CLOSE TO

HOME.

LIFE IS MUCH EASIER AND

BETTER NOW.

MY CHILDREN GO TO SCHOOL AND

LEARN.

WE HAVE ALL OF THE WATER WE

NEED, AND I'M EARNING MONEY

IN THE MARKET.

MY GOAL IS TO SAVE ENOUGH TO

BUY A GOAT SO MY CHILDREN

CAN HAVE FRESH MILK.

Reporter: AND BONA IS

SO GRATEFUL FOR THE HELP SHE

HAS BEEN GIVEN, WE WANTED TO

SEE THAT DREAM COME TRUE, SO

WE BOUGHT HER A GOAT, TOO.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

ALL OF US HERE THANK GOD FOR

"OPERATION BLESSING."

YOU HAVE GIVEN OUR PEOPLE SO

MUCH.

MAY GOD BLESS YOU.

Terry: I HOPE YOU CAN

SEE JUST WHAT A DIFFERENCE

YOUR GENEROSITY MAKES IN THE

MIDST OF SOMEONE ELSE'S

NEED.

THAT'S WHY WE'RE ASKING YOU

RIGHT NOW TO BECOME A PART

OF THOUSANDS OF US WHO ARE

OUT TO TOUCH THE WORLD WITH

THE LOVE OF GOD.

WHO ARE OUT TO BRING THAT

KIND OF HOPE.

AND INTO THE MIDST OF A

HOPELESS SITUATION,

SOMETHING THEY CAN'T FIX,

BUT THESE ARE PEOPLE WHO

LOVE THEIR FAMILIES AND ARE

HARD-WORKING AND THEY JUST

NEED A HAND UP.

SO WE'RE ASKING YOU TO HELP

US.

1-800-759-0700.

CALL RIGHT NOW AND SAY, I

WANT TO JOIN "THE 700

CLUB."

WENDY?

Wendy: THAT IS A GREAT

IDEA, TERRY.

HAVE YOU EVER HAD A DREAM

THAT FELT LIKE A MESSAGE

FROM GOD?

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

OF THE NIGHT, NIGHT,"

GORDON ROBERTSON 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 OF THESE

ASIAN FACES LINED UP IN A

ROW, MORE THAN I COULD

NUMBER, AND THEY POINTED TO

ME AND THEY 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.

Wendy: WOW!

IN THAT DREAM, GOD GAVE

GORDON A CHOICE TO FULFILL

HIS DESTINY OR NOT.

YOU KNOW, THAT'S HOW

IMPORTANT A DREAM CAN BE.

THAT'S WHY WE WANT YOU TO

UNDERSTAND THAT IN OUR NEW

D.V.D. "VISIONS OF THE

NIGHT," HOW GOD SPEAKS TO US

IN DREAMS.

WHAT DO YOUR DREAMS MEAN?

SOME OF THEM, LIKE GORDON'S,

CAN BE LIFE CHANGING.

HOW DO YOU GET IT?

JUST GO TO YOUR PHONES AND

SAY YES, I WANT TO BE A CBN

PARTNER.

HOW MUCH IS THAT?

65 CENTS A DAY, $20 A

MONTH.

IF YOU CAN DO MORE, THAT'S

OUR GOLD LEVEL, $40 A MONTH,

AND WE WANT TO BLESS YOU

BACK WITH THREE D.V.D.s.

WE HAVE OTHER LEVELS, AT $84

A MONTH, OR HIGHER, AND

WE'RE GOING TO SEND YOU FIVE

D.V.D.s.

WE'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF A

$150,000 CHALLENGE.

SO YOUR GIVING WILL GO TWICE

AS FAR.

SO THIS IS A GREAT TIME TO

GIVE.

PLEASE GO TO YOUR PHONES

RIGHT NOW.

GORDON?

Gordon: FORESEVERAL

YEARS, FOR SEVERAL YEARS IN

CHINA, A MAN LOOKED FORWARD

TO MOVING INTO HIS OWN

HOME.

WHEN THEY FINALLY MOVED INTO

THEIR HOME, THEY WERE

STUNNED WITH WHAT THEY

FOUND.

Terry: HE DREAMED OF

MOVING HOME, WHEN HE COULD

START A BUSINESS AND RAISE

HIS DAUGHTER IN THE VERY

HOUSE HE HAD GROWN UP IN.

WHEN HE FINALLY MADE IT

BACK, HE WAS DEVASTATED.

MY OLD HOUSE HAD

COLLAPSED, AND THE LAND MY

FAMILY ONCE HAD WAS A MESS.

THERE WAS NO WAY I WOULD BE

ABLE TO PRODUCE ANY CROPS OR

START A NEW LIFE.

I FELT SORRY FOR MY

DAUGHTER.

Terry: ALL MR. GUA

COULD AFFORD TO RENT WAS A

RUNDOWN, ONE-ROOM APARTMENT

INSIDE A CAVE FOR $9 MONTH.

THE WIND BLEW RIGHT IN.

WHEN IT RAINED, THE HOUSE

LEAKED.

AND IT WAS VERY HOT IN THE

SUMMERTIME.

THE PLACE WAS DANGEROUS.

Terry: HIS DAUGHTER GOT

PNEUMONIA SEVERAL TIMES.

SHE WASN'T ABLE TO GET

THE REST SHE NEEDED TO

GROW.

I WANTED SO MUCH MORE FOR

HER.

I WANTED HER TO HAVE A WARM,

COMFORTABLE PLACE TO LIVE.

MY HUSBAND TRIED TO MAKE

THINGS RIGHT FOR US, BUT

INSIDE I FELT LIKE THERE WAS

NOTHING BUT ROADBLOCKS

AHEAD.

Terry: THEN CBN OFFERED

TO HELP.

FIRST WE GAVE HIM 25 GOATS.

THIS WAS EXACTLY WHAT WE

NEEDED.

I WOULD BE ABLE TO HAVE MY

BUSINESS AFTER ALL.

AND MY DAUGHTER WOULD GET TO

HAVE A HAPPY CHILDHOOD.

Terry: THE MILK FROM

THE GOATS MADE IT POSSIBLE

FOR HER TO GROW.

AND SOON SHE WOULD HAVE A

BRAND NEW HOME, ONE THAT CBN

HELPED TO BUILD.

I CRIED WHEN I HEARD THE

NEWS.

I HELD MY DAUGHTER AND SAID,

WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A NEW

HOME.

THE HOUSE YOU BUILT US IS

BETTER THAN I EVER DREAMED

OF.

IT IS BIG AND BRIGHT AND

WARM.

AND WE ARE SO THANKFUL FOR

THE BLANKETS, TOO.

IT IS NOT JUST A PLACE TO

LIVE.

IT IS HOPE FOR OUR FUTURE.

YOU GAVE US COURAGE TO

OVERCOME PROBLEMS.

AND YOU GAVE MY HUSBAND THE

RESOURCES AND THE CONFIDENCE

HE NEEDS TO PROVIDE A GOOD

LIFE FOR US.

YOU HAVE GIVEN US THE

GREATEST GIFT WE HAVE EVER

RECEIVED.

Gordon: YOU CAN BE A

PART OF IT.

YOU CAN BE A PART OF

EVERYTHING WE'RE DOING

AROUND THE WORLD BY JOINING

"THE 700 CLUB."

HOW MUCH IS IT?

JUST $20 A MONTH, 65 CENTS A

DAY.

SO CALL US NOW.

1-800-759-0700.

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.

AND WE CAN SEND AS OUR GIFT

TO YOU, "POWER FOR LIFE,"

MONTHLY TEACHING COUNTIES.

C.D.s.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE THAT, ASK

FOR PLEDGE EXPRESS WHEN YOU

CALL.

Terry:

"ORPHANS' PROMISE" TAKES

CARE OF AT-RISK CHILDREN ALL

OVER THE WORLD.

IT DOESN'T ALWAYS MEAN

SENDING THEM TON AN

ORPHANAGE.

IN THAILAND, WE GAVE AN

ELDERLY COUPLE THE HELP THEY

NEEDED TO TAKE IN THEIR

GRANDCHILDREN AND RAISE THEM

AT HOME.

Terry: 12-YEAR-OLD FAH

AND HER BROTHER HAVE NEVER

MET THEIR MOM, AND THEIR DAD

IS IN PRISON.

THEY WERE LEFT HERE TO LIVE

WITH THEIR GRANDPARENTS, THE

ONLY FAMILY THEY HAVE EVER

KNOWN.

THEY CAME TO LIVE WITH US

WHEN THEY WERE VERY YOUNG.

FROM THE MOMENT I SAW THEM,

I LOVED THEM.

Terry: ON MOTHER'S DAY

EACH YEAR, FAH AND MAC LOVE

TO HONOR THEIR GRANDMA.

UNFORTUNATELY, THEIR HOUSE

IS SO SMALL, THAT RAIN OR

SHINE, THE ELDERLY COUPLE

HAS TO COOK OUTSIDE, UNDER

AN UMBRELLA.

IT IS VERY DIFFICULT FOR

THEM.

THEY GET SOAKED WHEN IT

RAINS.

I FEEL SORRY FOR THEM.

Terry: BUT EVEN WORKING

10 TO 15 HOURS A DAY, THERE

IS NEVER ENOUGH MONEY TO BUY

WHAT THEY NEED.

SOMETIMES WE ONLY HAVE A

LITTLE RICE TO EAT.

SOME PEOPLE SAID WE SHOULD

SEND FAH AND MAC TO AN

ORPHANAGE, BUT I WILL NEVER

DO THAT.

Terry: WHEN CBN'S

"ORPHANS' PROMISE" HEARD

ABOUT THE FAMILY, WE BUILT

AN EXTENSION ON TO THEIR

HOUSE, SO THEY HAVE A PLACE

TO COOK, OUT OF THE

ELEMENTS.

WITH THE MUCH LARGER WOK WE

GAVE THEM, WE CUT THEIR

COOKING TIME FROM SIX HOURS

A DAY TO TWO.

NOW THEIR SALES HAVE

DOUBLED, PROVIDING MORE THAN

ENOUGH FOR FOOD AND OTHER

EXPENSES.

I HAVE EVEN BEEN ABLE TO

SAVE A LITTLE FOR

EMERGENCIES.

WE WILL NEVER STARVE AGAIN.

CBN, YOU HAVE MADE OUR LIVES

BETTER.

Terry: GOD SAYS THAT HE

PUTS THE LONELY IN

FAMILIES.

CHILDREN ARE BEST RAISED

WHEN THEY GROW UP IN

FAMILIES.

AND WE TRY TO MAKE THAT

POSSIBLE WHENEVER WE CAN.

WE WANT TO SAY THANK YOU

BECAUSE YOUR GENEROSITY

ALLOWED IT TO HAPPEN IN THIS

CASE, SO THESE CHILDREN

COULD STAY WITH THEIR

GRANDPARENTS, RATHER THAN

BEING INSTITUTIONALIZED.

WE SAY THANK YOU SO MUCH.

YOU ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE

IN THE LIVES OF WIDOWS AND

ORPHANS AROUND THE WORLD.

SO JOIN WITH US.

1-800-759-0700.

JOINING "THE 700 CLUB" AT

ANY LEVEL IS GOING TO HELP

DO THAT.

LET ME SHOW YOU OUR

MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS.

"700 CLUB" MEMBERSHIP IS 65

CENTS A DAY, $20 A MONTH.

OR BECOME A GOLD MEMBER AT

$40 A MONTH.

YOU CAN BE A THOUSAND CLUB

MEMBER, $84 A MONTH.

YOU CAN DO THAT BY CALLING

THAT TOLL-FREE NUMBER NOW

AND SAYING, I WANT TO BE A

PART OF "THE 700 CLUB."

WE SAY THANK YOU.

GORDON?

Gordon: WELL, THE BIBLE

SAYS THAT TRUE RELIGION IS

TAKING CARE OF WIDOWS AND

ORPHANS.

IN EGYPT WE MET A WIDOW WHO

WAS IN DESPERATE NEED OF

HELP.

SHE WAS FIGHTING CANCER, AND

SHE COULD BARELY FEED HER

TWO CHILDREN.

Reporter: AS THE SUN

RISES OVER THE DESERT IN THE

CITY OF NINIA, EGYPT, MARY

WORKS FOR THE DAY.

IN THE RECENT PAST SHE HAD

NO INCOME, AND THE FAMILY

WAS STRUGGLING.

WE HAD A LOT OF DEBT.

AND I HAVE CANCER.

NEITHER THE SICKNESS NOR THE

CHILDREN UNDERSTOOD WE HAVE

NO MONEY.

THEY BOTH KEPT SAYING, WE

WANT, WE WANT.

Reporter: MARY IS A

CHRISTIAN, SO SHE PRAYED

THAT GOD WOULD HELP HER.

ONE DAY HER DAUGHTER SAW HER

CRYING.

SHE ASKED, MOM, WHY ARE

YOU TRYING?

I TOLD HER BECAUSE I DON'T

HAVE ANY MONEY.

AND SHE ASKED, WHY DON'T YOU

OPEN A STORE?

Reporter: MARY BORROWED

A FEW DOLLARS TO BUY SUGAR,

SOAP, AND TEA TO SELL.

THEN SHE LEARNED ABOUT A CBN

PROGRAM FOR PEOPLE WHO

WANTED TO START BUSINESSES.

WE GAVE HER THE MONEY SHE

NEEDED TO OPEN A SMALL,

WELL-STOCKED SHOP.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

I ALWAYS PRAY TO GOD, AND I

TELL HIM, IF I AM A WIDOW,

YOU ARE MY HUSBAND.

THAT'S WHAT IS WRITTEN IN

THE BIBLE.

AND IT IS TRUE, HE IS MY

HUSBAND AND THE HEAVENLY

FATHER OF MY CHILDREN.

HE IS LOOKING AFTER ALL OF

US.

Gordon: YOU'RE A PART

OF THAT IF YOU'RE A MEMBER

OF "THE 700 CLUB," SO THANK

YOU.

IF YOU'RE NOT A MEMBER, JOIN

WITH US.

JOIN IN EVERYTHING WE DO

AROUND THE WORLD.

CALL US NOW.

1-800-759-0700.

LET'S GO TO WENDY AT THE

PHONES.

Wendy: THANKS, GORDON.

I LOVE THE SCRIPTURE FROM

AMOS 3, WHICH SAYS GOD DOES

NOTHING WITHOUT REVEALING

HIS PLANS.

ANOTHER VERSION SAYS WITHOUT

REVEALING HIS SECRETS TO HIS

SERVANTS, HIS CHILDREN.

THROUGHOUT HISTORY, GOD HAS

USED DREAMS TO DO JUST

THAT.

TAKE A LOOK.

I JUST WATCHED "VISIONS

OF THE NIGHT," AND I THOUGHT

IT WAS AMAZING.

IT IS A VERY POWERFUL

VIDEO.

IT REALLY MAKES YOU THINK

ABOUT GOD DELIVERING A

MESSAGE THROUGH DREAMS AND

VISIONS.

IN GORDON'S D.V.D.,

"VISIONS OF THE NIGHT," WAS

A GREAT EXPERIENCE FOR ME,

TO LOOK CLOSELY WHAT PURPOSE

DO WE HAVE IN OUR LIVES?

WILL IT BE A LIFE'S LESSON

OR SOMETHING WE'RE GOING TO

GO THROUGH AND ENDURE.

HEARING THE STORIES OF

PEOPLE WHO ALSO HAVE HAD

DREAMS AND VISIONS

ENCOURAGED ME.

KNOWING NOW THAT HE

PROVIDES INFORMATION TO

DREAMS, I NEED TO BE A

LITTLE MORE OPEN.

I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT

TO SEE THAT THESE EVENTS DO

HAPPEN.

IT HAS INSPIRED ME TO

ACTUALLY GO BACK IN THE

BIBLE.

THE D.V.D. MADE ME FEEL

ENCOURAGED AND PUT HOPE IN

ME TO KNOW THAT GOD STILL

SPEAKS TO HIS PEOPLE TODAY.

THERE ARE OPPORTUNITIES.

IF YOU'RE READY, HE WILL

SPEAK TO YOU.

Wendy: ONE OF THE WAY,

AND I LOVE THIS WAY, IS

THROUGH DREAMS AND VISIONS.

SOME PEOPLE THINK THAT WAS

JUST THE LATE-NIGHT PIZZA OR

SNACK I HAD THAT MADE ME

HAVE THAT CRAZY DREAM.

SOMETIMES THAT IS THE CASE,

BUT OTHER TIMES GOD IS TRULY

TRYING TO SPEAK TO YOU.

WE WANT YOU TO UNDERSTAND

YOUR DREAMS, THAT'S WHY

GORDON HAS PUT TOGETHER

"VISIONS OF THE NIGHT."

WHAT DO YOUR DREAMS MEAN?

THIS IS OUR GIFT TO YOU WHEN

YOU CALL AND JOIN "THE 700

CLUB."

WE'VE HAVE 2 MINUTES AND 23

SECONDS LEFT ON THE CLOCK.

I'M GOING TO THROW IT OVER

TO GORDON.

Gordon: IN PERU, A

COUPLE WORKED TWO JOBS AND

THEY MADE BARELY ENOUGH TO

FEED THEIR FAMILY.

THEIR 7-YEAR-OLD SON PRAYED

FOR HELP, AND PEOPLE LIKE

YOU BECAME THE ANSWER TO

THAT PRAYER.

Reporter: ADRIAN IS

ONLY 7 YEARS OLD, BUT VERY

MATURE FOR HIS AGE.

HE KNOWS ALL TOO WELL THE

CHALLENGES FACING HIS

PARENTS.

MY DAD WORKS AS A

DRIVER'S ASSISTANT.

MY MOM SELLS CANDIES.

BUT THEY DON'T MAKE ENOUGH

MONEY AND I WORRY A LOT.

Reporter: ADRIAN'S DAD

NEVER FINISHED SCHOOL, AND

HHIS LOW-PAYING JOB WAS THE

ONLY ONE HE COULD FIND.

HE WORKS 15 HOURS A DAY AND

ONLY EARNS ABOUT $10.

MY LITTLE BROTHER WAS

SICK, AND MY MOM DIDN'T HAVE

MONEY TO BUY THE MEDICINE.

AND SOMETIMES WE DIDN'T HAVE

MONEY TO BUY FOOD.

Reporter: ADRIAN IS THE

ONLY CHRISTIAN IN THIS

FAMILY.

HE GOES TO A BIBLE CLUB

EVERY SATURDAY NEAR HIS

HOME.

SO HE BEGAN TO PRAY FOR HIS

FAMILY.

I PRAYED, DEAR GOD,

PLEASE HELP OUR FAMILY TO

MAKE ENOUGH SO WE CAN EAT

AND I CAN KEEP GOING TO

SCHOOL.

Reporter: TO HELP THE

FAMILY, "OPERATION BLESSING"

SET UP A SMALL STORE FOR

ADRIAN'S MOM, MARIA, RIGHT

NEXT TO THEIR HOME.

HERE THEY SELL NOTEBOOKS,

SCHOOL SUPPLIES, AND OTHER

HOUSEHOLD ITEMS.

AND ADRIAN LOVES HELPING HIS

MOM IN THE STORE AFTER

SCHOOL.

THANKS, "OPERATION

BLESSING," FOR HELPING MY

FAMILY.

Gordon: AND THANK YOU.

IF YOU'RE A MEMBER OF "THE

700 CLUB," THANK YOU.

BECAUSE YOU'RE PART OF THAT

BLESSING.

IF YOU'RE NOT A MEMBER, JOIN

WITH US.

IT IS REAL EASY.

CALL US.

1-800-759-0700.

JUST SAY, YES, I WANT TO

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

HOW MUCH IS IT?

$20 A MONTH, 65 CENTS A

DAY.

SOME OF YOU CAN JOIN AT A

HIGHER LEVEL.

WE'VE GOT "700 CLUB" GOLD

FOR YOU, WHICH IS $40 A

MONTH.

THEN THE THOUSAND CLUB,

WHICH IS $1,000 A YEAR, AND

THAT BREAKS OUT $84 A

MONTH.

AT WHATEVER LEVEL GOD IS

SPEAKING TO YOU, NOW IS THE

TIME TO DO IT.

WE'RE COUNTERIN COUNTING

DOWN TO VICTORY ON A

$150,000 CHALLENGE.

TWO MINUTES TO GO.

CALL US NOW.

Terry:

"ORPHANS' PROMISE" IS

PROVIDING SAFE, LOVING HOMES

FOR THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN

AROUND THE WORLD.

LIKE THIS YOUNG GIRL IN

SOUTH AFRICA, WHO WAS

ABANDONED BY HER MOTHER WHEN

SHE WAS JUST TWO YEARS OLD.

Reporter: HER IN RURAL,

SOUTH AFRICA, A LITTLE GIRL

NAMED KINDNESS HAS A BIG

DREAM.

WHEN I GROW UP, I WANT TO

BE A NURSE SO I CAN HELP

SICK PEOPLE.

Reporter: BECAUSE OF

CBN, KINDNESS' DREAM IS A

REAL POSSIBILITY.

BUT WHEN SHE WAS YOUNGER,

HER LIFE SEEMED HOPELESS.

SHE WAS JUST TWO WHEN HER

MOTHER ABANDONED HER.

WHEN VILLAGERS REALIZED SHE

HAD BEEN ABANDONED, A WOMAN

FROM "HOPE IN CHRIST"

MINISTRIES IMMEDIATELY

PICKED HER UP.

THIS NEW DORM BUILT BY CBN'S

"ORPHANS' PROMISE" BECAME A

NEW HOME FOR KINDNESS AND

DOZENS OF OTHER CHILDREN.

I'M HAPPY BECAUSE ANY

TIME I NEED ANYTHING, THEY

HELP ME.

THEY GIVE US FOOD, AND I EAT

VERY WELL HERE.

AND I LOVE TO PLAY WITH MY

DOLLS.

Reporter: PEOPLE AT THE

CENTER ARE MAKING SURE

KINDNESS GETS A GOOD

EDUCATION.

WHEN WE WAKE UP, WE MAKE

OUR BEDS AND GO TO SCHOOL SO

WE CAN LEARN.

IT'S A PRETTY GOOD LIFE.

THANK YOU, CBN.

I'M VERY HAPPY HERE.

Terry: THANK YOU.

SHE'S VERY HAPPY THERE.

AND IT WAS PEOPLE LIKE YOU

WHO MADE THE DIFFERENCE.

I LOVE WHAT IS PRINTED ON

THE HOME OF THE CHILDREN

THAT LIVE THERE.

"NOW THAT YOU HAVE SEEN,

WHAT WILL YOU DO?"

AND I GUESS THAT'S THE

QUESTION FOR ALL OF US.

GOD DOESN'T EXPECT US TO

HELP THE WHOLE WORLD, BUT

PEOPLE HE MAKES US AWARE OF,

HE SAYS, I WANT YOU TO MAKE

A DIFFERENCE.

WE'RE SHOWING YOU THE NEEDS

OF PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD

WHO ARE ABLE TO BE HELPED

WHEN YOU AND I LINK ARMS

TOGETHER.

GO TO YOUR PHONE AND CALL

RIGHT NOW.

SAY, I WANT TO JOIN "THE 700

CLUB."

DO IT USING PLEDGE EXPRESS

WHEN YOU CALL.

AND WE'LL SEND YOU "POWER

FOR LIFE" TEACHINGS EVERY

MONTH.

Gordon: WE'RE COUNTING

DOWN TO VICTORY ON A

$150,000 CHALLENGE, JUST

THREE SECONDS.

IT HAS BEEN A GLORIOUS

MORNING.

WE HAD $150,000 ON THE

CHALLENGE.

AND AGAINST IT YOU GAVE

$182,000.

[APPLAUSE]

Gordon: WE LEAVE YOU

WITH THESE WORDS FROM PSALM

28: "THE LORD IS MY STRENGTH

AND MY SHIELD, MY HEART

TRUSTS IN HIM, AND HE HELPS

ME."

FOR ALL OF YOU WHO CALLED

AND PLEDGED, GOD BLESS YOU.

MAY THE WINDOWS OF HEAVEN

OPEN UP OVER YOUR LIFE.p

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