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The 700 Club - Jan. 27, 2014

Television news anchor Les Smith battles depression and alcoholism in secret for decades until he makes peace with God. Plus, Cathy clings to scriptures through her husband & son's boat accident. Read Transcript


GORDAN: THEY SAY NEWS NEVER

STOPS.

I WAS DONE.

GORDAN: FIND OUT HOW THIS

ANCHOR QUIT ON TODAY'S "700

CLUB."

GORDAN: WELCOME TO "THE 700

CLUB," LET'S GO OVER TO THE CBN

NEWS DESK.

REPORTER: GORDAN, DANGEROUS

WEATHER FROM MIDWEST TO EAST AND

GULF COAST AND EXPECTED TO WORSE

THAN EARLIER THIS MONTH.

HEATHER SELLS HAS THE STORY.

REPORTER: BITTERLY COLD

ARCTIC AIR IS CAUSING

TEMPERATURES TO PLUNGE FROM

MINNESOTA TO KENTUCKY.

IN THE NEXT TWO DAYS, WIND CHILL

WILL DROP TO 30-60 BELOW 0 IN 18

STATES.

ONE THING AFTER THE NEXT 6789

REPORTER: FRIGID WINDS ARE A

BIG PROBLEM.

IN IOWA AND NORTH DAKOTA BLOWING

SNOW HAS BLINDED DRIVERS.

YOU ARE LUCKY TO SEE 10-15

FEET IN FRONT OF YOUR CAR.

REPORTER: OUTSIDE DETROIT, A

NIGHTMARE 30-CAR PILE UP.

SCHOOLS IN MINNESOTA AND

ILLINOIS CANCELLED CLASSED.

ACROSS THE MIDWEST, RECORD

WEATHER SETTING IS THE NEW

NORMAL.

THIS JANUARY IS THE SECOND

COLDEST IN LAST 30 YEARS.

IN INDIANAPOLIS, SECOND SNOWIEST

JANUARY SINCE THE CIVIL WAR.

SNOW REMOVAL CREWS HAVE WORKED

EVERYDAY THIS MONTH.

THE CONCERN, CLEARS SNOW BEFORE

IT TURNS TO ICE.

VERY HARD FREEZE.

DOESN'T MATTER WHAT PRODUCT YOU

PUT, IT DOESN'T MOVE.

REPORTER: IN WISCONSIN, MUCH

NEEDED SUPPLIES OF SALT ARE

RUNNING OUT.

IN THE TOWN OF WAUKESHA, THEY

HAVE USED RECORD SALT.

REPORTER: COULD BE A WEEK

BEFORE THIS ROAD REOPENS.

METEOROLOGIST SAY IT IS NOT PART

OF THE POLAR VORTEX, IT IS JUST

VERY COLD AIR PART OF THE JET

STREAM AND IT IS EXPECTED TO

LAST THIS TIME THROUGH TUESDAY.

HEATHER SELLS, CBN NEWS.

REPORTER: TODAY MARKS

INTERNATIONAL HOLOCAUST

REMEMBRANCE DAY AND COMMEMORATES

WORLD WAR II WHEN THE NAZIS TRY

TO EXTERMINATE THE JEWS FROM THE

EARTH.

CHRIS MITCHELL HAS THE STORY

FROM JERUSALEM.

REPORTER: SIX MILLION JEWS

DIED IN THE HOLOCAUST AND EACH

HAS A STORY.

I NEVER SAW MY FATHER AGAIN.

JUST THE WAY HE PREDICTED, WE

HAD TO GET UNDRESSED TO GO INTO

THE SHOWERS.

REPORTER: A GERMAN SOLDIER

TORE UP THE PICTURES, WE SHE

SURVIVED THE HOLOCAUST.

PEOPLE WHO NEVER WALKED

FASTER THAN A PACE WERE RUNNING

AND PEOPLE THAT NEVER SPOKE A

WHISPER WERE SHOUTING.

REPORTER: NEARLY 70 YEARS

AFTER THE HOLOCAUST, SURVIVORS

ARE DYING AT AN ALARMING RATE

NEARLY ONE EVERY HOUR.

IN ARE TRYING TO PRESERVE THE

MEMORY OF THE HOLOCAUST FOR THE

NEXT GENERATION.

ONE WAY IS WHAT THE ISRAELI

KNESANT MEMBERS ARE TRAVELING TO

POLAND AND JOIN HOLOCAUST

SURVIVORS, AND WORLD LEADERS.

MORE THAN A MILLION DIED IN THE

CAMP, 60 YEARS AGO, BRITISH

LEADERS REMEMBER IT.

IT IS PART OF A PROGRAM CALLED

FROM THE DEPTHS, BOOK OF PSALMS

130:1, FROM THE DEPTHS, I CALL

OUT TO YOU.

IT IS SERVE AS ONE MORE REMINDER

OF THE CRY AFTER THE HOLOCAUST

NEVER AGAIN.

CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

JERUSALEM.

REPORTER: NAVY SEAL MOVIE

"LONE SURVIVOR"

EARNING 94 MILLION DOLLARS IN

FIVE WEEKS.

FILM IS BASED ON MEMOIR OF

FORMER SEAL MARKUS KUTRAL

TELLING THE TRUE STORING OF

BRAVERY.

HE IS TELLING THE WORLD OF

SACRIFICE OF AMERICAN'S

MILITARY.

MARKUS LUTREL IS THE LONE

SURVIVOR, 2005 OPERATION RED

WING WAS THE LARGEST LOSS OF

LIFE.

TWO YEARS LATER, LUTREL TALKED

ABOUT TO TALK AND PRAYED HE

WOULD SURVIVE.

HE WROTE ABOUT IT IN "NEW YORK

TIMES" BEST SELLER "LONE

SURVIVOR."

I SAID IF YOU GET ME OUT OF HER,

I'LL TELL HOW BRAVE THEY

THOUGHT.

REPORTER: THE FOC FOCUS OF THE

NEW BOOK "SERVICE."

SERVICE IS UNDYING,

UNWAVERING DEVOTION TO GOD,

FAMILY, COUNTRY.

THAT IS WHAT IT SAYS TO ME.

IT IS NOT ABOUT MYSELF.

IT IS ABOUT WHAT I CAN DO FOR

THEM.

REPORTER: LATREL WENT BACK TO

WAR IN 2006 AND SPENT SIX MONTHS

IN RA MAHDI, IRAQ.

HE BATTLED IN URBAN MAZE OF

URBAN WARFARE.

YOU ARE DEALING WITH THE

COMMUNITY.

IT IS A CITY.

THERE ARE CIVILIANS.

REPORTER: LATREL FOUGHT IN RA

MAHDI AND THE CITY HAD BEEN

SUBDUED AND THE GREATEST

VICTORIES IN U.S. SPECIAL

OPERATIONS.

A WOMAN APPROACHED ME, MY

HUSBAND IS DEAD AND BOYS HAVE

BEEN KILLED, THANK YOU FOR BEING

HERE.

THAT JUSTIFIED IT FOR ME.

AMERICANS DO A LOT OF THINGS, WE

HELP PEOPLE IN THEIR TIME OF

NEED.

REPORTER: BEING A PART OF

THAT VICTORY, DID THAT HELP YOUR

PSYCHE?

A LITTLE BIT.

GETTING BACK ON THE HORSE.

I TOOK A HARD HIT IN

AFGHANISTAN.

I STILL HAD THE MENTAL CAPACITY

TO GET THINGS DONE.

REPORTER: HIS BODY TOLD A

DIFFERENT STORY.

WAR TORE HIS BODY DOWN TO THE

POINT HE COULD NO LONGER SERVE.

GUYS WERE HAVING TO PICK ME

UP AND CARRY ME AROUND.

PAIN WAS GETTING TO ME.

REPORTER: HIS MILITARY CAREER

CAME TO AN END, NOT HIS STORY.

PRESIDENT OBAMA AWARDED HIM THE

NAVY CROSS FOR HONOR.

HIS TEAM LEADER, LIEUTENANT

MICHAEL MURPHY RECEIVED HIGHEST

AWARD FOR BRAVERY, MEDAL OF

HONOR.

NAVY CROSS WENT TO MATTHEW

AXLESON AND DANNY DEETS.

LATREL'S NEW SEASON INVOLVED

SHARING THE STORIES OF COMRADES

AND SHARING THE STORIES.

HE IS NOW MARRIED AND TWO

CHILDREN.

I WRITE TO MY WIFE AND THANK

GOD TO YOU.

HE GAVE YOU TO ME.

WHEN I WAS AT THAT POINT IN MY

LIFE.

I WASN'T LOOKING FOR A WIFE.

NEVER THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO BE

MARRIED.

BAM, THERE IS SHE IS.

REPORTER: RETIRED NAVY SEAL

HOPES HIS NEW BOOK AND

UNDERSTAND WHAT SETS THOSE APART

THAT ARE WILLING TO DIE.

OUR TRAINING, WE HAVE TO GO

THROUGH THAT TO MAKE SURE WE ARE

WILLING TOO GIVE IT ALL, TO

PRESERVE OUR WAY OF LIFE.

IF WE DON'T DO THAT, TERRORISTS

ARE GOING TO KEEP COMING IN.

REPORTER: WHO IS THE ULTIMATE

EXAMPLE OF SERVICE?

JESUS CHRIST, RIGHT?

THAT IS AN EASY ANSWER.

PEOPLE THAT WOULDN'T EVEN

ACKNOWLEDGE THAT WOULD, THAT

WOULD DEFINITELY STREAM THROUGH

THEIR HEAD.

REPORTER: MARK MARTIN, CBN

NEWS NORFOLK, VIRGINIA.

THOSE ARE THE TOP STORY ON

CBN NEWS, GORDAN AND TERRY WILL

BE RIGHT BACK.

GORDAN: MORE THAN 600,000

AMERICANS ARE HOMELESS.

FOR THOSE LIVING ON THE STREETS

OF CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA,

ONE GRANDMOTHER IS PROVIDING

HELP SEVEN DAYS A WEEK.

AS EPHRAIM GRAHAM REPORTS, SOME

ARE EVEN CALLING HER A MODERN

DAY, MOTHER TERESA.

REPORTER: STREETS OF

CHARLOTTE ARE HOME TO MORE THAN

3,000 PEOPLE.

ROARY HOT DOG MONTGOMERY.

YOU ARE WHERE GOD WANTS YOU

TO BE AT THE TIME HE WANTS YOU

THERE.

I DON'T CONSIDER MYSELF

HOMELESS.

I AM SHELTER DISADVANTAGE.

REPORTER: HE CAN FIT

EVERYTHING HE OWNS IN A SHOPPING

CART.

HE IS NOT BITTER.

IF I CAN DO SOMETHING FOR

SOMEBODY THAT DOESN'T HAVE,

MAYBE THAT CAN DO SOMETHING FOR

SOMEBODY ELSE.

REPORTER: HOT DOG'S GIVING

HARD IS PUMPED ON SUNDAY

AFTERNOON WHEN HE JOINS DOZENS

OF HOMELESS FOR CHURCH IN THIS

PARKING LOT.

GETS YOU OFF THE CORNER OF

THE BLOCK.

THIS MIGHT BE THE TIME SOMETHING

HAPPENS UP THERE AND GOD PUT ME

HERE TO SAVE ME.

DOING MISSION WORK AND

TRAVELING TO DIFFERENT

COUNTRIES.

REPORTER: THE TIRELESS

GRANDMOTHER IS FREDDIE POWER.

BY GOD'S GRACE, I AM NOT

THERE.

REPORTER: THIS IS THE SECOND

CHURCH FREDDIE HAS STARTED.

SHE MAKES MISSION TRIPS TO

NICARAGUA.

RAIN, SNOW, ANYTHING.

ONE DAY IT WAS SNOWING HARD, I

AM GOING TO TAKE GROCERIES AND

GO.

THERE WERE FIVE MEN WITH

UMBRELLAS AND COATS AND COVERED

IN SNOW.

WE FED THEM AND HAD CHURCH

SERVICE.

THEY COME NO MATTER WHAT.

REPORTER: THEY COME FROM

ENCOURAGEMENT.

GOD IS PROUD OF YOU IN THAT

ROLE.

REPORTER: PRAYER.

HE WILL ALWAYS TAKE CARE OF

ME.

REPORTER: AND FOOD.

HOW IS YOUR JOB GOING?

IT IS OKAY.

DID YOU FIND A PLACE TO LIVE

REPORTER: THIS IS A WALK OF

FAITH FOR MISS FREDDIE WHO

EMPTIED HER BANK ACCOUNT IN

2008.

TWENTY-TWO PEOPLE GAVE THEIR

HEART TO JESUS.

GOD, WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

I WANT YOU TO DO IT AGAIN.

SOMEONE GAVE ME MONEY.

AND 22 MORE HEART PEOPLE GAVE

THEIR HEART TO JESUS AND I WANT

YOU TO START A CHURCH FOR THE

HOMELESS.

PUT OUT A FEW PLASTIC CHAIRS AND

I'LL BRING THE PEOPLE.

REPORTER: IT IS A CORNER WITH

SPIRITUAL SIGNIFICANT FOR THE

CITY.

HOW ARE YOU?

REPORTER: IT MEETS ACROSS THE

STREET FROM THE SIDE OF A FAMOUS

CHURCH BUILT BY ALFRED GAR IN 19

30S.

EVEN IN THE DEPRESSION, HE

BROUGHT IF OLD COLISEUM OF

CHARLOTTE A BRICK AT A TIME.

IT WAS THIS THINK.

HE PAID THEM A WAGE A DAY FOR

WORKING.

HE BELIEVED IN THAT CHURCH AND

THE HOLY SPIRIT WAS COMING.

REPORTER: LABELED 20TH

CENTURY APOSTLE, GAR'S MIRACLE

MEETINGS MADE HEAD LINES IN THE

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER.

MISS FREDDIE SAYS SHE AND TEAM

WITNESS MIRACLES.

SOMEONE INVITED ME AND WE

FELT THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD ON

THE PLACE FOR ALL THE MIRACLES

THAT HAPPENED.

THAT IS WHAT IS SO GREAT ABOUT

IT.

WE SHOW UP AND GOD DOES THE

REST.

I DON'T DO THAT PART.

I DON'T DO THE MIRACLES.

HE DOES.

HE SAVES PEOPLE AND HEALS

PEOPLE.

REPORTER: HOT DOG IS ONE OF

THOSE MIRACLES.

BLIND IN ONE EYE, HE CAN CREATE

WORKS OF ART LIKE THIS WITH JUST

A PENCIL, Q-TIP AND ERASER.

I USE WHAT GOD GIVE ME WHEN I

CAN.

GIVE ME A LITTLE PEACE, PEACE OF

MIND.

HE HAS SUCH TALENT.

HE IS AMAZING.

THERE HE IS ON THE STREETS.

I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT.

REPORTER: MISS FREDDIE OFFERS

ONE PRAYER FOR HOT DOG AND THE

OTHER WALKING MIRACLES ON THE

STREETS.

I WANT GOD TO BE REAL TO THEM

WHERE THEY ARE AT AND LIVE A

SUPERNATURAL MIRACLE LIFE WHERE

THEY ARE AT.

REPORTER: THEY HAVE ONE

PRAYER FOR MISS FRED DHI --

FREDDIE.

I PRAY SHE COMES BACK AND HAS

SAFE TRIPS.

REPORTER: THAT WORK IS WHY

SOME CALL HER CHARLOTTE'S MOTHER

THERESA.

YOU'LL FIND IT.

YOU ARE DOING GOOD.

SEE YOU.

COMING NEXT WEEK.

REPORTER: EPHRAIM GRAHAM, CBN

NEWS, CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA.

GORDAN: I LOVE THIS STORY AND

FREDDIE'S PARTING WORDS.

I'LL BE HERE TO TAKE CARE OF

YOU.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE MORE

INFORMATION ON FREDDIE POWERS

AND KEEPING HOPE ALIVE MINISTRY,

LOG ON TO CBNNEWS.COM.

TERRY?

TERRY: COMING UP, THE TV

ANCHOR WHO VANISHED AFTER 22

YEARS ON THE AIR.

I WAS JUST DONE.

I COULDN'T PUT ON THE HAPPY

FACE.

I COULDN'T BE THE PROFESSIONAL.

REPORTER: FIND OUT WHY HE

LEFT, WHERE HE WENT AND WHAT HE

IS DOING NOW AFTER THIS.

ñ GORDAN: NEWS ANCHOR SUDDENLY

DISAPPEARED FROM AIR.

LESS HAD BROKEN HIS CONTRACT,

WALKED OUT ON HIS CAREER AND

THAT WAS SIX YEARS AGO.

TODAY,LESS TALKS ABOUT WHY HE

LEFT, WHERE HE WENT AND WHAT HAS

HAPPENED TO HIM SINCE.

THAT WAS THE ONE PART OF MY

LIFE I ALWAYS PRESERVED.

I THOUGHT THAT IS THE ME I WANT

THE WORLD TO SEE.

I COULD BE A MESS AT HOME ALONE.

WHEN I AM OUT THERE IN FRONT OF

OTHER PEOPLE I AM GOING TO BE AS

PROFESSIONAL AS I CAN BE.

I COULD GO HOURS AND HOURS ON

LIVE TELEVISION DOING MY JOB AT

A VERY HIGH LEVEL AND GO HOME

AND COLLAPSE.

REPORTER: TV ANCHOR LES SMITH

WAS DETERMINED TO NOT LET ANYONE

KNOW.

HE WOULD GO HOME AND LET BOOZE

EASE HIS PAIN.

NO ONE KNEW THE WEIGHT OF HIS

PROBLEM, INCLUDING LES.

I WOULD GO HOME AND LISTEN TO

MUSIC ALONE.

I DIDN'T KNOW IT WAS A START OF

A BATTLE WITH DEPRESSION.

I DID IT TO MASK THE DEPRESSION.

AFTER COLLEGE LES BEGAN

REPORTING FOR WAVY TV.

HIS PRIVATE LIFE WAS A MESS AND

DIDN'T WANT ANYONE IN IT.

I WOULD START A RELATIONSHIP

WITH A WOMAN AND THEY TRIED TO

GET CLOSE TO ME AND I WOULD USE

ALCOHOL AND ISOLATION.

IF THEY GOT TOO CLOSE, I WOULD

END THE RELATIONSHIP.

I WENT THROUGH A LONG PATTERN OF

PUSHING PEOPLE AWAY WHEN THEY

GOT TOO CLOSE.

WHEN THE PAIN OF DEPRESSION

GOT TOO MUCH, HE WOULD CALL IN

SICK.

HE THOUGHT HE COULD HANDLE IT

HIMSELF.

I DON'T NEED HELP FROM

ANYBODY.

PARTICULARLY WHEN I CONTINUED TO

BE SUCCESSFUL AT WORK, I CAN GO

DO MY JOB.

NOBODY NEEDS TO WORRY ABOUT WHAT

I DO WHEN I GO HOME.

LES HID HIS DEPRESSION FOR 22

YEARS.

ONE DAY HE DISAPPEARED WHEN HE

COULDN'T CONTINUE THE FRONT.

I WAS DONE.

I KNEW I COULDN'T GO AND PUT ON

A HAPPY FACE.

I WANTED TO STAY ON THE COUCH

AND BE UNHAPPY LES.

REPORTER: LESS BROKE HIS

CONTRACT, AND A LEFT THE JOB.

THEN HE WENT BACK TO ANOTHER

STATION A YEAR LATER.

HE EVENTUALLY LANDED A JOB IN

NEW YORK CITY WHERE HE DRANK

MORE.

REAL END CAME IN 2010, I WAS

IN NEW YORK CITY.

I WAS TRYING TO DRINK MYSELF TO

DEATH.

I COULDN'T EAT.

COULDN'T KEEP MY FOOD DOWN.

I DIDN'T WANT TO GO ON ANYMORE.

MY DAD HAD TO COME UP FROM TEXAS

TO HELP ME.

HE GOT THERE AND RIGHT AWAY

CALLED AN AMBULANCE.

THEY TOOK ME TO THE HOSPITAL.

IT WAS -- THEY HAD TO DETOX ME

AND GAVE ME MEDICINE SO I

WOULDN'T GO INTO A SEIZURE.

I WANTED TO DIE.

I ASKED GOD TO LET ME DIE.

LES USUALLY DIDN'T TALK TO

GOD.

THE IDEA OF GOD TALKING BACK HE

DIDN'T CONSIDER THAT UNTIL...

IT WAS 3:00 A.M. AND A DIMLY

LIT HOSPITAL ROOM.

I HEARD A VOICE THAT SAYS NO, I

WANT YOU TO LIVE.

THAT WAS THE MOMENT I REALIZED,

OKAY.

I HAVE TO MAKE A CHOICE, DO I

LIVE AND HOW DO I LIVE?

REPORTER: IN THAT HOSPITAL

ROOM, LES LEARNED SOMETHING

ABOUT GOD.

I ALWAYS BELIEVED IN GOD.

I DIDN'T UNDERSTAND THAT GOD WAS

SOMEBODY WHO WAS IN ME AND A

PART OF ME ALL THE TIME.

I THOUGHT GOD WAS SOMEBODY YOU

WENT TO CHURCH AND WORSHIPPED

SUNDAY AND THAT WAS THE END OF

THE RELATIONSHIP AND CAME BACK

ON SUNDAY.

THAT IS THE PART I MISSED AND MY

BROKENNESS LET ME TO.

LES REALIZED THE PAIN HE WAS

TRYING TO NUMB WAS A HOLE HE WAS

TRYING TO FILL.

IT WASN'T UNTIL AFTER I CAME

TO CHRIST I REALIZED THAT IS A

GOD SHARED HOLE AND THE ONLY

THING THAT FILLS THAT HOLE IS MY

RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS CHRIST.

NOTHING ELSE CAN FILL IT.

REPORTER: AFTER BEING

RELEASED FROM THE HOSPITAL, LES

CHECKED INTO CHALLENGE IN NEW

PORT, VIRGINIA.

EVERYDAY WE GOT CHRISTIAN

EDUCATION AND DEEPENED MY

UNDERSTANDING WITH JESUS CHRIST

AND ONLY THROUGH DOING IT

EVERYDAY AND LETTING HIM COME IN

AND DO THE WORK IN ME I CHANGED.

I TURNED THE CORNER AS PERSON.

RECENTLY LES GUEST ANCHOR ED

AND ALSO A REAL ESTATE AGENT AND

PEOPLE RECK NOGNIZE HIM AND WANT TO

GIVE HIM THEIR STORIES.

I AM NOT THE ONLY PERSON WHO

EVER SAT ON THE COUCH ON "THE

700 CLUB" WITH A BOTTLE OF VODKA

PRAYING WITH PAT.

[LAUGHTER] IT TOOK A LONG TIME

TO GET TO THE RIGHT PLACE.

I HAD GONE THE WRONG DIRECTION

FOR A LONG, LONG TIME.

I AM NOT WHERE I NEED TO BE, I

AM SURE NOT WHERE I USED TO BE.

FOR THE FIRST TIME I AM GOING IN

THE RIGHT DIRECTION.

WHAT IT IS FOR ME IS THE GRACE

AND FORGIVENESS OF JESUS CHRIST

AND THE FUTURE.

GORDAN: IT WILL WORK FOR YOU,

TOO.

SAY I WANT TO TAKE THE FIRST

STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.

MAYBE YOU HAVE TRIED OR PRAYED

WITH US ON THE SHOW.

LISTEN TO WHAT LES SAYS, THAT

DAILY RENEWAL.

THAT UNDERSTANDING, CHRISTIANITY

ISN'T SOMETHING YOU DO ON SUNDAY

MORNING.

IT IS AN ONGOING RELATIONSHIP,

WHEN YOU OPEN YOUR HEART TO HIM,

HE COMES IN AND DOESN'T JUST

COME IN AND SAY I'LL COME AND

GO.

HE COMES IN TO STAY AND TO BE

WITH YOU AND TO BE WITH YOU

EVERYDAY.

F

FOR LES, IT IS A RELATIONSHIP

YOU CAN GROW AND DEVELOP

EVERYDAY.

WHEN YOU DO IT EVERYDAY THAT IS

WHEN YOU SEE THE BREAKTHROUGH.

THAT IS WHEN YOU COME TO A PLACE

OF HOPE AND HAVE A FUTURE.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO LIVE A LIFE OF

DESPAIR.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO LIVE IN

DEPRESSION.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO DRINK YOURSELF

TO DEATH.

YOU CAN HAVE RIGHTEOUSNESS,

PEACE, AND JOY IN THE HOLY

SPIRIT.

IF YOU JUST LET GOD IN.

IF YOU LET GOD INTO YOUR

DEPRESSION, IF YOU LET HIM INTO

YOUR LIFE AND ADDICTION.

IF YOU LET HIM BE LORD OF

EVERYTHING, NOT JUST OF SUNDAY

MORNING.

NOT JUST ON THE ONE-TIME PRAYER.

BUT ON A DAILY, EVERYDAY BASIS.

THAT IS THE KEY.

THAT IS WHAT HAPPENED TO LES AND

TURNED HIS LIFE FROM DESPAIRED

TO HOPE.

THAT CAN HAPPEN IF YOU JUST MAKE

THE DECISION TO SURRENDER.

SAY GOD, I WANT YOU.

I DON'T WANT YOU ON A ONE -TIME

BASIS.

I WANT YOU EVERY MOMENT OF THE

DAY TO BE WITH ME.

THAT I COULD FEEL YOU AND

UNDERSTAND YOUR PRESENCE IS HERE

IN THE NOW, NOT SOME FAR OFF

PLACE BUT YOU ARE IN ME AND ALL

AROUND ME.

IF YOU WANT THAT, ALL YOU HAVE

TO DO IS ASK FOR IT.

SAY JESUS, I CAN'T DO THIS.

I KNOW IN MY WEAKNESS, YOUR

STRENGTH IS MADE PERFECT, YOU

CAN DO IT AND DO IT FOR ME.

SO I SURRENDER TO YOU AND I ASK

YOU IN.

IF THIS IS FOR YOU, IF THIS IS

WHAT YOU WANT, DON'T TURN AWAY,

DON'T CHANGE THE CHANNEL TDON'T

THINK YOU HAVE GOT A TOMORROW

WHERE YOU CAN DO THIS LATER.

RIGHT NOW, BOW YOUR HEAD, LET'S

PRAY AND LET'S LET JESUS DO WHAT

HE DID FOR LES, HE'LL DO IT FOR

YOU IF YOU JUST ASK HIM.

LET'S PRAY.

JESUS.

THAT'S RIGHT, JESUS, SAY IT OUT

LOUD.

I COME TO YOU AND LORD, YOU KNOW

I CAN'T DO THIS I CAN'T OVERCOME

THESE OBSTACLES.

I CAN'T OVERCOME MY PROBLEMS.

JESUS, I KNOW YOU CAN.

SO I OPEN MY HEART TO YOU AND I

ASK THAT YOU COME IN, THAT YOU

MAKE ME NEW AGAIN, THAT YOU

TRANSFORM ME FROM MY INNERMOST

BEING, THAT YOU RENEW ME.

NOT JUST ONCE, BUT EVERYDAY BE

PART OF MY LIFE.

AND JESUS, IF YOU'LL DO THIS, IF

YOU'LL FORGIVE ME, IF YOU'LL

CLEANSE ME, IF YOU MAKE ME NEW,

I WANT TO BE WITH YOU EVERY

SINGLE DAY HEAR MY PRAYER, FOR I

PRAY IT IN JESUS' NAME.

FATHER, FOR THOSE WHO PRAYED, I

ASK FOR A BAPTISM IN YOUR LOVE.

I ASK THAT YOU FILL THEM TO

OVERFLOWING AND LET THEM KNOW

THEIR PRAYER HAS BEEN HEARD AND

ANSWERED TODAY.

LORD, I ESPECIALLY ASK HOPE BE

RENEWED IN THEIR HEARTS, THAT

THEY WOULD KNOW THIS IS A NEW

DAY AND A NEW BEGINNING AND A

NEW LIFE IN YOU.

DO IT, LORD, FOR WE ASK IT ALL,

IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

IF YOU PRAYED WITH ME, BIBLE

SAYS THERE IS ANOTHER STEP YOU

NEED TO TAKE.

THAT IS YOU NEED TO LET SOMEBODY

ELSE KNOW.

BIBLE SAYS CLEARLY, IF YOU

CONFESS WITH YOUR HEART.

IF YOU BELIEVE WITH YOUR HEART

AND CONFESS WITH YOUR MOUTH, YOU

SHALL BE SAVED.

WHAT I WANT YOU TO DO IS DO

THAT.

TELL SOMEBODY ELSE, I JUST

PRAYED.

I JUST ASKED JESUS TO COME INTO

MY HEART.

WE HAVE A TOLL-FREE NUMBER,

1-800-759-0700.

JUST CALL IT.

WHEN YOU CALL, WE HAVE A PACKET

FOR YOU, FREE.

CALLED "A NEW DAY."

IN THERE IS A CD TEACHING OF HOW

TO LIVE THE CHRISTIAN LIFE.

WHAT DO YOU DO ON A DAILY BASIS?

ALL OF IT IS FREE, PHONE CALL

FREE, PACKET FREE, NO FINANCIAL

OBLIGATION AT ALL.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CALL US,

1-800-759-0700.

TERRY, OVER TO YOU.

TERRY: STILL AHEAD, TWO

BOATS PASSING IN THE NIGHT

COLLIDE.

THAT BOAT ALMOST T-BONED THE

FRONT.

IT LOOKED AS IF A BOMB HAD GONE

OFF, AN EXPLOSION, TO WHERE

EVERY PART OF THE BOAT WAS SON.

TERRY: ON THAT BOAT WAS THIS

WOMAN'S HUSBAND AND SON, THEIR

SUPER NATURAL SURVIVAL COMING

UP.



REPORTER: WELCOME BACK TO

"700 CLUB." MULTIPLE THOUSANDS

OF PRO-LIFE PROTESTERS FROM

ACROSS CALIFORNIA MARCHED

THROUGH DOWNTOWN SAN FRANCISCO

IN 10TH ANNUAL WALK FOR LIFE

WEST COAST.

THEY CARRIED SIGNED THAT SAID DE

DESCEND LIFE AND WOMEN DESERVE

BETTER.

THE EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OF "THE

700 CLUB" ASIA RECEIVED AN AWARD

RECOGNIZING PROMOTION OF

POSITIVE VALUES IN TV

PROGRAMMING.

HE WAS GIVEN THE TV SEAL AWARD.

SYMBOL OF CHILD SENSITIVE FAMILY

TELEVISION IN THE PHILIPPINES

AND BASED ON PROGRAMS

APPROPRIATE FOR THE ENTIRE

FAMILY.

THIS IS THE SECOND TIME THE

AWARD HAS BEEN GIVEN TO "THE 700

CLUB" ASIA.

YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE WHAT IS

HAPPENING AROUND THE WORLD BY

GOING TO CBN.COM/INTERNATIONAL.

GORDAN AND TERRY WILL BE RIGHT

BACK.

@B@C@A@A@a

GORDAN: IN EASTERN INDIA, A

YOUNG GIRL DREAMED OF GOING TO

SCHOOL.

WITH A FAILING FAMILY FARM, HER

FAMILY COULDN'T AFFORD TO PAY

TUITION UNTIL THEY GOT EXTRA

HELP FROM CBN INDIA.

BLESSY NEVER KNEW HER

PARENTS.

HER FATHER LEFT HER MOTHER THEN

HER MOTHER ALSO LEFT HER.

HER GRANDPARENTS TRIED TO

PROVIDE FOR HER.

THEY STRUGGLED FARMING THE LAND

WITH OLD EQUIPMENT.

IT WAS HARD TO TAKE CARE OF

BLESSY ON OUR INCOME.

I LOVED TO STUDY BUT MY

PARENTS COULDN'T PAY FOR IT.

BLESSY AND GRANDPARENTS ASKED

THEIR HINDU GOD FOR HIP.

IT DIDN'T HELP.

HER GRANDPARENTS NEW THIS SCHOOL

WAS CHRISTIAN.

THEY WANTED BLESSY TO GET A GOOD

EDUCATION.

THEN I GOT THERE THEY GAVE ME

ALL MY SCHOOL SUPPLIES AND PAID

FOR MY TUITION FEES SO I COULD

GO BACK TO SCHOOL.

EVERY MORNING THEY GAVE ME

BREAKFAST.

I AM SO HAPPY I CAN STUDY AGAIN.

SHE ENJOYS SINGING, DANCING

AND MOST IMPORTANTLY LEARNING

ABOUT A FATHER WHO WOULD NEVER

LEAVE HER.

I LEARNED GOD IS OUR FATHER

IN HEAVEN.

WE WENT TO CHURCH AND ASKED

JESUS CHRIST INTO OUR HEARTS.

CBN SAW HOW HARD WE WORKED SO

THEY GAVE US NEW FARMING TOOLS

AND GAVE US GOATS TO BREED THEM

TO SAVE FOR BLESSY'S HIGH

SCHOOL.

CBN HAS SHOWN US SO MUCH LOVE.

CBN HAS NOT ONLY GIVEN ME

SCHOOL BOOKS, BAG, UNIFORM AND

TUITION FEES.

THEY GAVE MY GRANDPARENTS MOST

OF WHAT THEY NEED.

WE ENJOYED THE ONE TRUE GOD AND

GOING TO CHURCH.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

GORDAN: IF YOU ARE PART OF

"THE 700 CLUB," YOU ARE PART OF

THAT WONDERFUL MIRACLE.

IF YOU ARE NOT A MEMBER, IT IS

EASY, CALL US, 1-800-759-0700,

SAY I WANT TO BE A PART OF IT.

I WANT TO JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

HOW MUCH IS IT $20 A MONTH 65

CENTS A DAY. YOU JOIN WITH TENS

OF THOUSANDS THAT SAY YES, I

WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

AND HELP PEOPLE.

ALSO ENCOURAGE YOU, JOIN PLEDGE

EXPRESS, ELECTRIC MONTHLY

GIVING.

WE SAVE SO MUCH ON THE

PROCESSING, WE CAN SENT YOU

"POWER FOR LIFE."

ASK FOR PLEDGE EXPRESS OR LOG ON

TO CBN.COM.

WHEN YOU GIVE MONTHLY,YOU'LL

AUTOMATICALLY SIGN UP FOR PLEDGE

EXPRESS, DO IT NOW, CALL US,

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TERRY?

TERRY: UP NEXT, THIS MOTHER

IS STARTLED AT MIDNIGHT.

THEY SAID I HAVE YOUR SON IN

THE TRAUMA UNIT AND YOUR HUSBAND

IS IN CRITICAL CONDITIONS.

TERRY: SEE HOW THIS FAMILY

RECEIVES TWO MIRACLES THROUGH

THE POWER OF PRAYER.

PLUS GORDAN AND I WILL BE

PRAYING FOR YOUR NEEDS STAY WITH

US.

N

TERRY: EDGAR WARD AND SON

HAD BEEN NIGHT FISHING WHEN THEY

SAW ANOTHER BOAT APPROACHING

UNTIL CHANNEL.

THEY EXPECTED TO PASS LIKE TWO

SHIPS IN THE NIGHT.

INSTEAD, THEY COLLIDED.

I WAS AWAKEENED BY THE PHONE

AT MIDNIGHT.

THIS PERSON SAID I AM LOOKING

FOR SOMEONE RELATED TO EDGAR

WARD, THEY SAID I HAVE A 21 YEAR

OLD IN THE TRAUMA UNIT.

EDGAR AND SON LOVED FISHING

AND ENTERED TOURNAMENTS

TOGETHER.

IN 2010, DURING A NIGHT FISHING

TRIP, EVERYTHING CHANGED.

THEY WERE PASSING ANOTHER

BOAT AND ALMOST TBONED THE

FRONT.

LOOKED LIKE AN EXPLOSION, TO

WHERE EVERY PART OF THE FRONT

WAS GONE.

KATHY CALLED A NEIGHBOR TO

DRIVE HER TO THE HOSPITAL.

WHILE SHE WAITED SHE GOT ANOTHER

CALL.

IT WAS THE SAME MAN AND

CALLED ALL THE OTHER HOSPITALS

IN TOWN AND HAVE LOCATED YOUR

HOSPITAL, ALSO IN CRITICAL

CONDITIONS AT BAPTIST HOSPITAL.

KATHY DECIDED TO GO SEE HER

HUSBAND FIRST.

HIS PROGNOSIS WAS GRIM.

THE DOCTOR IN CHARGE OF THE

BRAIN INJURY TOLD ME ED'S FRONT

PART OF THE BRAIN HAD BEEN

COMPLETELY DESTROYED.

LOOKED AS THOUGH IT WAS PUT

THROUGH A MEAT GRINDER AND

UNLIKELY HE WILL EVER WAKE UP.

WHEN KATHY WALKED INTO THE

TRAUMA UNIT, SHE SAW SOMETHING

UNEXPECTED.

THE INSTANT I LOOKED AT ED,

THERE WAS AN EXTREMELY BRIGHT

LIGHT SHINING ON HIS HEAD AND

FACE.

I FELT A VERY WARM PUFF OF AIR

AS IF IT CAME THROUGH THE TOP OF

MY HEAD AND RUSHED THROUGH ME.

MY LEGS STOPPED SHAKING AND ALL

KNOWING THOUGHT THAT THIS WAS

VERY SERIOUS BUT EVERYTHING WAS

GOING TO BE OKAY.

KATHY LEFT TO FIND SON TYSON

AT THE OTHER HOSPITAL.

AFTER A LONG THREE-HOUR WAIT,

SHE FINALLY SAW HIM.

THEY KEPT DOING SURGERY,

MASSIVE BRAIN INJURY, CUTS ALL

OVER, NUMEROUS RIBS OPEN.

REMOVED HIS SPLEEN AND INSERT

TUBES IN HIS LIFE SIDE BECAUSE

HIS LUNGS WERE SO FULL OF LAKE

WATER.

HE LOOKED SO EXTREMELY BLOATED

ROMANS 8:26, IN THE SAME WAY THE

SPIRIT HELPS US IN OUR WEAKNESS,

WE DON'T KNOW WHAT WE NEED TO

PRAY FOR, THE SPIRIT INTERCEDES

FOR US WITH GROWNS THAT WORDS

CAN'T EXPRESS.

I FELT AS IF I WAS LIVING THAT

SCRIPTURE.

BACK AT THE FIRST HOSPITAL,

ED'S HOSPITAL STARTED SHUTTING

DOWN.

KATHY AND HER DAUGHTER PRAYED

AND MIRACLES BEGAN TO HAPPEN.

WITHIN THAT FIRST WEEK ED

WOKE UP, HE WAS ABLE TO BE TAKEN

OFF THE BREATHING MACHINE.

THE BRAIN DOCTOR CAME TO ME AND

APOLOGIZED, THERE IS NO MEDICAL

REASON YOUR HUSBAND IS ABLE TO

FUNCTION AS HE IS.

WHAT YOU ARE WITNESSING IS

NOTHING SHORT OF A MIRACLE.

TYSON WAS STILL IN A COMA

FIGHTING FOR HIS LIFE.

THEIR SEEMED TO BE CONSTANTLY

A FEVER OR AN INFECTION OR

NEEDING SURGERY.

THEY WERE ALWAYS TELLING ME WITH

HIM, THAT HE PROBABLY WAS NOT

GOING TO SURVIVE.

FIRST TIME I WENT TO SEE

TYSON, I WALKED IN, HE WAS LAY

THERI

THERE.

I CALLED MY BROTHER IN.

I ASKED HIM, I SAID TELL ME WHAT

IS WRONG WITH HIM.

WE STARTED AT THE TOP OF HIS

HEAD AND WENT TO THE BOTTOM OF

HIS FEET.

IT WAS TOUGH.

I MADE A POINT TO DO MY

SCRIPTURE READING AND MY

DEVOTIONS.

I FEEL ALL OF THAT IS A BIG PART

OF WHAT KEPT ME GOING.

IT NEVER FAILED SOMETHING I

WOULD READ WOULD BE JUST WHAT I

NEEDED FOR THAT DAY.

THEN --

ON THE 99TH DAY I WALKED IN

THAT MORNING.

HE LOOKED AT ME AND SMILED AND

SAID...

HI MOM.

WHAT AM I DOING HERE?

I RAN TO THE SIDE OF HIS BED.

IT WAS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE.

I WAS JUST OVERJOYED.

JUST THRILLED NO END.

I KNOW THAT WAS GOD ANSWERING

ALL OF MY PRAYERS.

I HAD PEOPLE ALL OVER THE

WORLD WHO HAD HEARD ABOUT THE

ACCIDENT PRAYING FOR THE

ACCIDENT.

PRAYING FOR ME AND MY DAD.

MAIN HEAD BRAIN DOCTOR AND

THERAPIST WERE IN TEARS.

THEY WERE TELLING ME OVER AND

OVER THEY WERE WITNESSING A

MIRACLE.

FOR DOCTORS TO SAY YOU ARE A

MIRACLE, IT PUTS ME AT A LOSS

FOR WORDS.

TYSON WENT FROM BEING

MOTIONLESS TO WALKING, TALKING,

TAKING CARE OF HIMSELF IN A FEW

SHORT MONTHS.

HIS DAD RECOVERED, TOO.

BOTH MEN KNOW WHY.

IT IS ALL ABOUT GOD'S GLORY.

I THANK HIM.

GOD MADE IT HAPPENED.

IT MAKES ME FEEL SPECIAL GOD

TOOK VERY GOOD CARE OF US.

I DON'T UNDERSTAND IT.

NO MATTER HOW BAD THE WORLD

MIGHT SAY MY SITUATION WAS, HE

WAS WORKING THROUGH THAT TO FIND

THE GOOD IN THERE.

IT HELPED ME SO MUCH TO

UNDERSTAND THAT WHEN YOU ARE IN

THE WILL OF GOD, HE IS GOING TO

PROVIDE.

HE ALWAYS DID.

OUR FAITH IS WHAT CONNECTS OUR

WEAKNESSES TO GOD'S POWER.

TERRY: JEHOVAH JIE RA, HE IS

THE GOD THAT PROVIDES.

DOESN'T MATTER WHERE YOU ARE AT

OUR HOW GREAT YOUR NEED MIGHT

BE.

HE PROVIDES, HE IS AVAILABLE TO

CALL UPON HIS NAME AND CALLS US

TO DO THAT.

NOT JUST TO BE SAVED, BUT EVERY

NEED, EVERY EMOTIONAL AND

PSYCHOLOGICAL AND EVERY

FINANCIAL NEED.

GOD IS AVAILABLE.

TODAY WE WANT TO JOIN WITH YOU,

PRAY FOR YOUR NEEDS.

WE INVITE YOU TO PRAY FOR THOSE

IN NEED.

GORDAN, I HAVE A GREAT ANSWER TO

PRAYER.

THIS IS 21-YEAR-OLD RUDY WHO

LIVES IN SNOOP, TEXAS.

HE WAS INVOLVED IN A BAD

AUTOMOBILE CRASH AS A CHILD AND

HAD A TWISTED SPINE AND

DEVELOPED CHRONIC PAIN.

THIS PAST APRIL HE WAS WATCHING

THIS PROGRAM, GORDAN, HE HEARD

YOU GIVE A WORD OF KNOWLEDGE:

"SOMEONE WITH DAMAGE TO THE

NERVE ENDINGS, PAIN IN YOUR

RIGHT SIDE OF NECK AND CHRONIC.

NERVES BE RESTORED IN THE NAME

OF JESUS'."

RUDY IS NOW PAIN FREE AND GIVING

GOD ALL THE GLORY.

GORDAN: NORA HIT BY A LOW

LYING TREE BRANCH WHEN USING HER

RIDING LAWN MOWER.

SHE HAD PAIN ON AN ONGOING BASIS

IN FEET, LEGS, AND COMBINED WITH

SENSATION OF COLD.

EVEN WITH PRESCRIPTION PAIN

MEDICATION, SHE HAD DIFFICULTY

STANDING, WALKING OR SLEEPING AT

NIGHT.

THIS PROBLEM CONTINUED FOR 25

YEARS.

TERRY, YOU HAD A WORD OF

KNOWLEDGE "SOMEONE WITH VASCULAR

PROBLEMS, GOD IS HEALING YOU."

IMMEDIATELY NORA FELT HEAT

RADIATE THROUGH HER FEET.

SHE PAIN FREE AND OFF

MEDICATION.

SHE IS PRAYING TO GOD.

FAITH IS THE THING THAT CONNECTS

OUR WEAKNESS WITH GOD'S

STRENGTH.

START UNDERSTANDING HOW WEAK YOU

ARE.

IT IS IN THAT MOMENT OF WEAKNESS

HIS STRENGTH IS BEING MADE

PERFECT.

SO OFTEN, WHAT IS THE RIGHT WAY

TO PRAY.

WE DON'T KNOW HOW TO PRAY, THAT

IS THE APOSTLE PAUL WRITING.

BUT THE SPIRIT HELPS OUR

WEAKNESS.

PUT ALL YOUR TRUST IN HIM.

DON'T PUT YOUR TRUST IN YOUR

PRAYER OR HAVE YOU DONE THE

RIGHT THING TODAY?

OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT, ARE YOU

DOING THE RIGHT RITUAL.

PUT ALL YOUR TRUST IN HIM.

PUT ALL YOUR TRUST IN THE HOLY

SPIRIT.

PUT ALL YOUR TRUST IN GOD, THE

FATHER AND LET THEIR STRENGTH

JUST FLOOD INTO YOUR WEAKNESS

TODAY.

NOW, TERRY AND I ARE GOING TO

AGREE.

WE ARE GOING TO PRAY WITH YOU

AND ASK GOD FOR MIRACLES.

JUST SAY LORD, I AM WEAK BUT YOU

ARE STRONG.

YOU CAN DO THIS FOR ME.

I ASK RIGHT NOW THAT YOU DO.

JUST COME AS A LITTLE CHILD.

NOT WITH ANY KIND OF FORM OR

POLISH, SAY DADDY, I NEED YOU.

LET'S PRAY.

LORD, WE LIFT THE NEEDS OF THE

AUDIENCE TO YOU RIGHT NOW.

WE ASK FOR YOUR STRENGTH TO BE

MADE PERFECT IN OUR WEAKNESS.

WE CONFESS BEFORE YOU.

WE DON'T KNOW HOW TO PRAY.

BUT IN OUR DESPERATION, HEAR OUR

CRY.

STRETCH FORTH YOUR HAND TO HEAL

AND RESTORE AND GIVE STRENGTH TO

THOSE THAT ARE WEAK.

HOLY SPIRIT COME.

YOU HELP OUR WEAKNESS AND GIVE

US THE ABILITY, YOU GIVE US THE

WORDS AND INCLINATION TO PRAY.

SO HEAR US NOW.

SO WE ASK FOR THE NEEDS OF THE

AUDIENCE NOW.

WE ASK FOR HEALING, FINANCES AND

RESTORATION OF FAMILIES AND

MARRIAGES.

WE ASK THAT EVERY HUMAN NEED BE

SUPPLIED NOW IN JESUS' NAME.

THERE IS SOMEONE, YOU RUPTURED

TENDONS IN RIGHT SHOULDER,

DIFFICULTY MOVING IT.

YOU DON'T HAVE FULL RANGE OF

MOTION.

DOCTORS SAY IT IS IMPOSSIBLE

ONCE THE TENDONS ARE GONE, WE

CAN'T REBUILD THEM.

GOD IS SAYING TO YOU RIGHT NOW,

I AM THE GOD OF THE POSSIBLE.

IN JESUS' NAME, MOVE THAT ARM

NOW AND RECEIVE HEALING.

TERRY?

TERRY: SOMEONE ELSE, YOU

HAVE A CONDITION WITH YOUR FEET,

IT IS HARD FOR YOU TO FEEL THE

FLOOR.

GOD IS HEALING THAT AND

RESTORING THOSE NERVE ENDINGS IN

JESUS' NAME.

GORDAN: LORD, WE THANK YOU

FOR WHAT YOU HAVE DONE.

CALL US, 1-800-759-0700.

GOD BLESS YOU.

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