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The 700 Club - Feb 28, 2014

Gordon Robertson examines several of the ways that Israel conserves water, including desalination, drip irrigation and recycling. Plus, when relapsed drug addicts Christina and Steve married, it was only a matter of time before matrimonial chaos. Read Transcript


Gordon: COMING UP...

IT WAS SUCH A RIDE.

Gordon: GO BEHIND THE

SCENES OF THE NEW MOVIE "SON

OF GOD."

WE THOUGHT THIS WAS AN

OPPORTUNITY TO BRING JESUS

TO THE BIG SCREEN FOR A

WHOLE NEW GENERATION.

Gordon: PLUS, STREAMS

IN THE DESERT.

WE DIDN'T HAVE WATER, SO

WE DEVELOPED WATER

TECHNOLOGY.

Gordon: HOW THE

ISRAELIS ARE GETTING WATER

O OUT OF THIN AIR.

THE JEWISH PEOPLE HAVE

ALWAYS BEEN ABLE TO SHOW

SOMEHOW TURN THE CURSE INTO

A BLESSING.

*

Gordon: WELCOME TO "THE

700 CLUB."

THE CRISIS IN CRIMEA IS

GETTING WORSE.

RUSSIAN TROOPS TOOK CONTROL

OF THE TWO MAIN AIRPORTS IN

THAT PART OF UKRAINE, AND

THE INTERIOR MINISTER OF

UKRAINE CALLS IT A MILITARY

INVASION AND OCCUPATION.

Terry: THE MOVE COMES

AS A STANDOFF WITH GUNMEN

INSIDE THE CRIMEAN

PARLIAMENT IS IN ITS SECOND

DAY.

GEORGE THOMAS BRINGS US THE

STORY FROM UKRAINE.

George: FOR A SECOND

DAY, ABOUT 50 RUSSIAN GUNMAN

CONTROL THE PARLIAMENT HERE

IN SOUTHERN UKRAINE.

THEY ARE REPORTEDLY ARMED

WITH AUTOMATIC WEAPONS,

EXPLOSIVES, AND ENOUGH

AMMUNITION TO LAST A MONTH.

AUTHORITIES HAVE SURROUNDED

THE BUILDING.

THE

ANY WHO TRIES TO, AND I

STRESS ANYONE, TO TAKE OVER

THE GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS IN

UKRAINE'S EAST, WEST,

CENTER, SOUTH, AND NORTH, IS

GOING TO BE TREATED AS

HAVING COMMITTED A CRIME

AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT OF

UKRAINE.

George: CBN NEWS

REMAINED ON THE SCENE

SEVERAL HOURS AFTER THE MEN

ENTERED THE BUILDING.

ACCORDING TO WITNESSES,

MASKED GUNMEN STORMED

PARLIAMENT EARLY THURSDAY

AND HOISTED A RUSSIAN FLAG

ATOP THE BUILDING.

SINCE THEN, HUNDREDS

CHANTING "RUSSIA" HAVE BEEN

PROTESTING OUTSIDE

PARLIAMENT, DEMANDING

LAWMAKERS TAKE UP A

REFERENDUM ABOUT SUCCEEDING

FROM UKRAINE AND JOINING

RUSSIA.

THE DRAMA UNFOLDING HERE

OUTSIDE THE CRIMEAN

GOVERNMENT IS A TENUOUS

TIME.

THEY HAVE SEEN THE EVENTS

PLAYING OUT IN THE CAPITAL

CITY KIEV, AND BOTTOM LINE,

THEY DON'T LIKE THE FACT

THAT VIKTOR YANUKOVYCH WAS

IMPEACHED, AND NEITHER DO

THEY TRUST THE NEW

LEADERSHIP THAT HAS TAKEN

CONTROL OF THE COUNTRY.

WHAT WE HAVE HERE IS A

GROUP OF PEOPLE WHO WANT TO

BE CONNECTED WITH RUSSIAN

RUSSIA BECAUSE WE KNOW

LONGER SUPPORT OR TRUST THE

UKRAINIAN GOVERNMENT.

George: IT IS AN

ALREADY VOLATILE REGION,

WHERE THE POPULATION'S

LOYALTY IS DIVIDED.

THIS WEEK UKRAINE WARNED

RUSSIA NOT TO INTERVENE

MILITARILY.

ANY MOVEMENTS BY THE

MILITARY BEYOND THIS

TERRITORY WILL BE CONSIDERED

AS MILITARY AGGRESSION.

George: RUSSIA'S

SURPRISE ANNOUNCEMENT TO

HOLD MILITARY EXERCISES

CROWS TO UKRAINE'S BORDER

HASN'T HELPED TENSIONS,

EITHER.

MEANWHILE, FOR THE FIRST

TIME SHIN SINCE HIS

IMPEACHMENT, VIKTOR

YANUKOVYCH APPEARED ON

TELEVISION, REFUSING TO

ACCEPT HIS REMOVAL.

THIS AS UKRAINE'S PARLIAMENT

BEGINS THE JOB OF RECOVERING

SOME OF THE BILLIONS OF

DOLLARS THAT WENT MISSING

DURING HIS TIME AS

PRESIDENT.

GEORGE THOMAS, CBN NEWS,

SIMFEROPOL, UKRAINE.

Gordon: WE MAY BE

SEEING THE BEGINNINGS OF THE

BALKANIZATION OF UKRAINE,

WITH PIECES OF IT SPLITTING

OFF AND GOING TO RUSSIA, AND

PIECES OF IT SLITTING OFF

AND GOING TO THE EUROPEAN

UNION.

WE NEED TO BE PRAYING FOR

THE PEACE OF UKRAINE.

IN OTHER NEWS, CALIFORNIA IS

FINALLY GETTING SOME RAIN

THAT IT NEEDS AFTER AN

HISTORIC DROUGHT.

JOHN JESSUP HAS THAT STORY.

Reporter: GORDON,

DOWNPOURS HAVE SOAKED PARTS

OF THE STATE WITH MORE ON

THE WAY.

MANY HAD BEEN PRAYING FOR

RAIN, AND FORECASTERS SAY

THE RAINFALL TOTALS WILL

REACH UP TO THREE INCHES IN

THE COASTS AND VALLEYS, AND

UP TO SIX INCHES ELSEWHERE.

IN A 10-MILE STRETCH, THE

PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY IN

VENTURA COUNTY HAVE CLOSED

BECAUSE OF POTENTIAL

ROCKSLIDES.

AND THERE ARE WORRIES ABOUT

MUDSLIDES IN AREAS RECENTLY

SCORCHED BY WILDFIRES.

PEOPLE PREPARED FOR THE

WORST, PILING SANDBAGS

AROUND THEIR HOMES.

I THINK WE'RE ALL AWARE A

LOT OF RAIN IN A SHORT

PERIOD OF TIME COULD CREATE

SOME PROBLEMS.

Reporter: THE

FORECASTERS PREDICT THE

STORM COULD BRING UP TO A

INCH AN HOUR.

PRESIDENT OBAMA IS TAKING ON

A MAJOR PROBLEM FOR TOO MANY

MINORITY MEN, GROWING UP

WITHOUT A FATHER.

KIDS FROM THOSE SITUATIONS

OFTEN TURN TO CRIME AND END

UP IN PRISON.

JENNIFER WISHON HAS MORE.

Reporter: WHEN CHICAGO

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT

CHRISTIAN CHAMPAGNE LEARNED

ABOUT A PROGRAM CALLED

"BAM," A NAME THAT STANDS

FOR BECOMING A MAN, HE TRIED

IT BECAUSE ONCE A WEEK IT

GOT HIM OUT OF GEOMETRY

CLASS, BUT IT CHANGED HIS

LIFE.

A YEAR AGO, I WAS CLOSED

OFF.

I DIDN'T CARE ABOUT PEOPLE.

I CARED ABOUT MYSELF.

BUT NOW IT GAVE ME

CONFIDENCE AND A BOOST TO MY

SELF-ESTEEM, AND IT HELPS ME

OPEN UP ABOUT WHAT IS GOING

ON IN MY LIFE AND HOW I FEEL

THAT DAY.

Reporter: LIKE TO MANY

MEN OF COLOR, CHAMPAGNE'S

FATHER IS RARELY AROUND, AND

BOYS WITHOUT DADS ARE MUCH

MORE LIKELY TO BE POOR AND

FAIL AT SCHOOL.

YOUR DAD IS THE NUMBER

ONE GOAL OF THAT STANDARD OF

HOW TO BE A MAN AND HOW TO

HANDLE YOUR BUSINESS LIKE A

MAN.

[APPLAUSE]

Reporter: THURSDAY, HE

INTRODUCED ANOTHER MAN WHO

GREW UP WITHOUT HIS MAN, THE

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED

STATES.

President Obama: I CAN

SEE MYSELF IN THESE YOUNG

MEN.

THE ONLY DIFFERENCE IS I

GREW UP IN AN ENVIRONMENT

THAT WAS A LITTLE MORE

FORGIVING.

SO WHEN I MADE A MISTAKE,

THE CONSEQUENCES WERE NOT AS

SEVERE.

Reporter: SO THE

PRESIDENT IS LAUNCHING "MY

BROTHER'S KEEPER," A NEW

INITIATIVE TO INTRODUCE MORE

PROGRAMS LIKE "BAM," THAT

KEEP AMERICAN MEN ON TRACK.

INSTEAD OF TAX DOLLARS,

PRIVATE FOUNDATIONS ARE

INVESTING HUNDREDS OF

MILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO FIND

OUT WHICH STRATEGIES WORK.

DESPITE BEING THE FIRST

NATION'S FIRST

AFRICAN-AMERICAN PROGRAM,

MR. OBAMA BARELY HAS

SPECIFIC PROGRAMS TO

SPECIFIC GROUPS, BUT HE SAYS

THIS WILL EVENTUALLY BENEFIT

ALL AMERICANS.

IN THIS COUNTRY, WE HAVE

A RESPONSIBILITY TO HELP ONE

ANOTHER.

WE ALL HAVE TO STAND UP AND

DO SOMETHING.

Reporter: FOR YOUNG MEN

LIKE CHAMPAGNE AND TERON,

HAVING A MAN, ESPECIALLY THE

PRESIDENT, TAKE AN INTEREST

IN THEIR LIVES, MEANS

EVERYTHING.

HE WANTS US TO LIVE UP TO

OUR FULL POTENTIAL.

HE WANTS US TO STRIVE FOR

MORE.

Reporter: JENNIFER

WISHON, CBN NEWS, THE

WHITEHORSE.

Reporter: THE TEA PARTY

MOVEMENT IS MARKING ITS

FIFTH ANNIVERSARY, AND

LOOKING AHEAD TO THIS YEAR'S

MID-TERM CONGRESSIONAL

ELECTIONS.

THEY STAND READY TO USE

THEIR POLITICAL FORCE TO

CHALLENGE BOTH PRESIDENT

OBAMA AND THE AMERICAN

ESTABLISHMENT.

THE RUSSIAN PRIMARIES IN

THIS ELECTION CYCLE WILL BE

SEEN AS A HUGE MOVEMENT.

IN MANY STATES, INCLUDING

KENTUCKY, KANSAS, AND

MISSISSIPPI.

NOT ONLY CAN GOVERNMENT SPY

AGENCIES READ YOUR E-MAILS,

SOME HAVE BEEN CAPTURING

IMAGES FROM WEBCA WEB

CAMERAS.

THE LONDON GUARDIAN REPORTS

THE SPY AGENCY RANDOMLY

COLLECTED STILL IMAGES FROM

PEOPLE USING YOO-HOO'S

WEBCAMS.

THE PROGRAM AMASSED IMAGES

FROM TWO MILLION YAHOO

ACCOUNTS AROUND THE WORLD.

ONE OF THE INTERESTING

THINGS THE ARTICLE NOTED WAS

THE USE OF FACIAL SOFTWARE

THAT CAN BE USED FOR PEOPLE

USING WEB CAMS.

Gordon: THIS IS

INCREDIBLE.

I HOPE THERE IS SOME OUTRAGE

THAT WILL COME FROM THIS

DISCLOSURE.

YET AGAIN, ANOTHER

DISCLOSURE OF THE

SURVEILLANCE STATE THAT

WE'RE LIVING IN, WHERE

REGARDLESS OF PROBABLE

CAUSE, REGARDLESS OF EVEN

SUSPICION THAT YOU'RE

INVOLVED IN CRIME, THE

GOVERNMENT IS TAKING ALL OF

THIS DATA AND STORING IT.

TO HAVE WEB CHAT CAMERAS --

THE PROGRAM WAS EVERY FIVE

MINUTES, IF A WEB CHAT

CAMERA WAS ON IN THE YAHOO

ACCOUNT, IT TOOK A PICTURE.

AND THEN IT STORED IT, AND

THEN IT MATCHED IT AGAINST

FACIAL RECOGNITION SOFTWARE

TO CREATE A HUGE DATA BASE

OF THE POPULATION USING THAT

SERVICE.

I FIND THAT INCREDIBLE.

AND WHY WOULD A GOVERNMENT

WANT THAT KIND OF

INFORMATION?

ALL STORED, ALL KEEPING

RECORDS ON EVERY SINGLE

CITIZEN.

WE'VE GOT TO WAKE UP TO THE

THREAT HERE BECAUSE THE

THREAT IS SERIOUS TO OUR

CIVIL LIBERTIES.

WHEN YOU START THINKING THAT

EVERYTHING YOU DO IS BEING

MONITORED BY THE GOVERNMENT,

YOUR BEHAVIOR CHANGES, AND

YOU NO LONGER LIVE IN A FREE

AND OPEN SOCIETY.

WE NEED TO ACT NOW BECAUSE

THIS STUFF IS BECOMING

ENTRENCHED IN THE

INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY.

AND IF IT'S ILLEGAL IN ONE

COUNTRY, ALL OF THE

INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY DOES

IS GO TO A COUNTRY WHERE IT

IS LEGAL AND GET THEIR

SERVICE TO DO IT FOR THEM

AND THEN TRADE THE

INFORMATION.

SO WE'VE GOT TO NOT JUST

HAVE IT HERE IN THE UNITED

STATES, THIS HAS TO BE

GLOBAL IN FOCUS OR WE'RE

GOING TO LOSE OUR FREEDOM.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, COMING UP,

AN EXCLUSIVE LOOK INTO THE

BIGGEST CHRISTIAN FILM TO

HIT MOTIVE THEATERS IN A

DECADE.

OUR FATHER IN HEAVEN,

SPEAK THE VOICE.

WE JUST KNEW THAT THE

JESUS STORY NEEDED TO BE

PRESENTED IN A STAND-ALONE

EXPERIENCE.

Terry: WE'LL TALK TO

THE PRODUCERS OF "THE SON OF

GOD," WHEN WE COME BACK.

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Gordon: MORE THAN

100 MILLION VIEWERS TUNED

INTO WATCH "THE BIBLE" MINI

SERIES LAST YEAR. NOW THE

SAME PRODUCERS, MARK BURNETT

AND ROMA DOWNEY, ARE

BRINGING THE LIFE OF JESUS

TO THE BIG SCREEN.

THAT MOVIE IS CALLED "SON OF

GOD," AND IT OPENS ACROSS

THE COUNTRY TODAY.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM TALKED WITH

THE HOLLYWOOD POWER COUPLE

ABOUT THIS HIGHLY

ANTICIPATED MOVIE.

AND HE SHALL RISE OUT OF

ISRAEL.

THE WORD BECAME FLESH.

Reporter: FROM HUMBLE

BIRTH TO MIRACULOUS

RESURRECTION, JESUS' STORY

BECOMES LARGER THAN LIFE IN

THE FILM "SON OF GOD."

WE JUST KNEW THAT THE

JESUS STORY NEEDED TO BE

PRESENTED IN A STAND-ALONE

EXPERIENCE.

Reporter: CO-PRODUCER,

ROMA DOWNEY, IS BEST KNOWN

FOR HER ROLE ON THE HIT

TELEVISION SERIES "TOUCHED

BY AN ANGEL."

HER HUSBAND AND PARTNER,

MARK BURNETT, IS THE

CREATIVE GENIUS BEHIND

"SURVIVOR," "THE VOICE," AND

"SHARK TANK."

THEY CAME UP WITH THIS FILM

WHILE PRODUCING THE WIDELY

SUCCESSFUL "THE BIBLE."

WHILE WE WERE MAKING THIS

SERIES, ROMA SAID THIS

SHOULD BE ON THE BIG MOVIE

SCREEN.

SO WE STARTED THIS TWO YEARS

AGO, WAY BEFORE THE SERIES

CAME OUT.

WHO DO YOU THINK I AM?

YOU ARE THE SON OF GOD.

YOU CAN'T HAVE KNOWN THIS

BY WHAT YOU KNOW OF ME,

PETER.

JESUS HASN'T BEEN ON THE

BIG SCREEN SINCE "PASSION OF

THE LIFE," AND SO WE JUST

THOUGHT THIS WAS AN

OPPORTUNITY TO BRING JESUS

TO THE BIG SCREEN FOR A

WHOLE NEW GENERATION.

Reporter: THE COUPLE

SHOT THIS FILM ON LOCATION

IN MOROCCO WITH AN

INTERNATIONAL CAST THAT

INCLUDES SOME FAMILIAR FACES

FROM THE MINI SERIES, LIKE

DEOGO FROM THE MINI SERIES,

AS JESUS.

DON'T BE AFRAID.

EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE WITH

GOD.

Reporter: ROMA, YOU

PLAY THE MOTHER OF JESUS, AS

YOU DID IN THE MONEY

SERIES.

HOW DO YOU PREPARE TO BE

MARY?

OH, IT WAS JUST SUCH A

PRIVILEGE TO BE ABLE TO STEP

INTO THE ROLE.

I NEVER FULLY CONSIDERED

WHAT THE MOTHER OF JESUS HAD

BEEN THINKING, PARTICULARLY

AT THOSE SCENES AT THE FOOT

OF THE CROSS.

THERE WAS A LOT OF PRAYER.

I TRIED TO BRING MY HEART TO

THE ROLE OF WHAT A MOTHER

MIGHT FEEL.

IT WAS A PROFOUNDLY MOVING

EXPERIENCE.

Reporter: "SON OF GOD"

HITS THE BIG SCREEN AT A

TIME WHEN HOLLYWOOD IS

EXPERIENCING A FAITH

REVIVAL, SO TO SPEAK.

A NEW HOLLYWOOD FILM IS IN

PRODUCTION IN THE HOLLAND.

AN HOLY LAND.

AND THERE IS LOTS OF BUZZ

ABOUT "NOAH," SET TO RELEASE

IN A FEW WEEKS.

OUR FATHER IN HEAVEN,

SPEAK THE VOICE OF THE AIR.

HOW MUCH MORE WILL HE GIVE

TO YOU.

Reporter: THIS FILM IS

ALSO GETTING A BOX OFFICE

BOOST WITH MEGA CHURCH

PASTORS LIKE JOEL OSTEEN AND

RICK WARREN BUYING OUT

SCREENS IN MULTIPLE

THEATERS.

PUT GOD FIRST, AND

EVERYTHING ELSE WILL

FOLLOW.

WHAT MATTERS IS HOW GOOD

IS THE MOVIE.

AND WE'VE NOW BEEN TO 20

CITIES AND DONE PREVIEW

SCREENINGS, AND PEOPLE ARE

LOVING THE MOVIE

EXPERIENCE.

IT IS EPIC.

IT IS LOTS OF ACTION.

IT IS DRAMATIC.

BUT IT'S ALSO SO INTIMATE.

Reporter: HOW DID THIS

IMPACT YOUR PERSONAL LIFE?

HOW DID THIS AFFECT YOUR

WALK, AS YOU'RE MAKING THIS

AND TELLING THE STORY OF

JESUS?

I THINK BECAUSE WE

BELIEVE IN JESUS, AND YOU

WORK ON THIS, IT GETS DEEPER

AND DEEPER.

AND ALSO, WE'RE MARRIED.

IT HAS BEEN A GREAT, GREAT

JOURNEY FOR US.

AND WE'RE STILL MARRIED.

WE ALWAYS JOKE THAT A LOT OF

COUPLES CAN'T EVEN WORK IN

THE GARDEN TOGETHER, AND

WE'VE BEEN PROVING TOGETHER

FOR ALMOST FIVE YEARS WITH

"THE BIBLE" SERIES AND NOW

WITH "THE SON OF GOD."

AND IT HAS DEEPENED OUR

FAITH AND DEEPENED OUR

FAITH.

Reporter: AND A DEEPER

FAITH IS THEIR PRAYER FOR

ALL WHO SEE THE FILM.

AT LAST.

ARE YOU THE SON OF GOD?

I AM.

Reporter: EPHRAIM

GRAHAM, CBN NEWS,

WASHINGTON.

WHAT ARE YOU SAYING?

Gordon: WELL, IT OPENS

TODAY.

I HOPE YOU'RE PLANNING TO GO

SEE IT THIS WEEKEND OR NEXT

WEEKEND.

IT WILL BE A WONDERFUL

EXPERIENCE, AND IT LOOKS

LIKE A GREAT MOVIE.

TERRY?

Terry: COMING UP, A

MARRIAGE DOOMED FROM THE

START, AND THEY KNEW IT.

I WASN'T REALLY LOOKING

TO BE A DAD.

I WAS TOO BUSY GETTING

HIGH.

THERE WAS NO ONE WHO

WOULD SAY THAT WE WOULD

SURVIVE.

Terry: HEAR HOW THEY

PROVED THEIR CRITICS WRONG,

AFTER THIS.

Terry: STEVE WAS A

CONVICTED FELON.

ACCORDING TO CHRISTINA, HE

WAS ALSO PRETTY

GOOD-LOOKING.

THE TWO MET ON WHAT THEY

CALL THE COMMON NEGATIVE

GROUND.

STEVE AND CHRISTINA WERE

TOLD NOT TO GET MARRIED, AND

AS SOON AS THEY WED, THEY

FOUND OUT WHY.

IN OUR MARRIAGE,

EVERYTHING BY THE WORLD'S

STANDARDS WAS ABSOLUTELY

AGAINST US.

THERE WAS NO ONE -- IN FACT,

EVEN SOME CHRISTIANS -- WHO

WOULD SAY THAT WE WOULD

SURVIVE.

Reporter: STEVEN AND

CHRISTINA MARRIED THREE

MONTHS AFTER THEY MET.

HE WAS A METH USER WHO HAD

DONE PRISON TIME FOR

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

CHRISTINA WAS TWICE DIVORCED

AND HAD TWO CHILDREN AT

HOME.

I THOUGHT IT WAS GOING TO

BE HAPPY-GO-LUCKY, AND IT

WAS ANYTHING BUT THAT.

WE MARRIED QUICKLY, IN

CO-DEPENDENCE, IN ADDICTION,

AND IN AN UNHEALTHY MENTAL

AND EMOTIONAL STATE.

RIGHT AFTER WE GOT MARRIED,

I WAS PREGNANT.

WITH THAT EXCITEMENT WAS

HELL.

I WASN'T REALLY LOOKING

TO BE A DAD.

NO.

I WAS TOO BUSY GETTING

HIGH.

Reporter: STEVEN WAS

ORPHANED AS A CHILD AND

NEVER LEARNED TO DEAL WITH

CONFLICT.

IT WAS SO FRUSTRATING TO

NOT BE ABLE TO DISPLAY MY

EMOTIONS.

SO IT WAS FROM ZERO TO

ANGER, AND I WOULD EXPLODE.

Reporter: EARLY INTO

THEIR MARRIAGE, STEVEN'S

ANGER ERUPTED.

I CAN'T REMEMBER ALL THAT

HAPPENED, BUT I HAD -- I

LAID MY HAND ON MY WIFE, AND

SHE FELL ON THE GROUND.

HE DRANK ALCOHOL, AND HE

JUST BLACKED OUT AND HE JUST

STARTED BEATING ME.

HE BROKE MY FACE, AND IN

FRONT OF THE KIDS.

AND HE ENDED UP GOING TO

PRISON FOR A SHORT WHILE.

Reporter: AS PART OF

HIS SENTENCE, STEVEN WENT TO

COUNSELLING AND TOOK STEPS

TO RESTORE THEIR MARRIAGE.

HE WANTED OUR MARRIAGE TO

BE SUCCESSFUL.

HE HAD NO CLUE HOW.

I THINK HE HAD HAD

COUNSELLING BEFORE FOR

AGGRESSION, BUT THIS TIME HE

WENT INTO IT WITH A "WANT

TO."

I WANT TO GET ON THE OTHER

SIDE OF ANGER.

THE MARRIAGE WAS NOT

GOING GOOD AT ALL.

I WAS WILLING TO TRY

ANYTHING.

Reporter: ONE AFTERNOON

STEVEN NOTICED A CHURCH NEAR

HIS SON'S SOCCER PRACTICE.

HE WALKED IN AND ASKED TO

TALK TO A PASTOR.

I DIDN'T KNOW WHY I WENT

INTO THAT CHURCH.

I JUST KNOW I NEEDED HELP.

I LOOKED IN HIS EYES, AND I

SAID, I NEED HELP.

AND HE SAID, YOU NEED

JESUS.

Reporter: CHRISTINA MET

STEVEN WITH DIVORCE PAPERS

IN HAND.

TWO PASTORS HAD BEEN

MEETING WITH HIM DURING THAT

PRAYER TIME.

AT THAT PRAYER, I FELT

PEACE.

YOU KNOW?

I FELT REAL PEACE.

I FELT COMFORT THAT THERE

WAS HOPEç FOR MY MARRIAGE.

I TOLD HIM.ç

AND I SAID, ALL RIGHT, THIS

IS FINALLY IT.

IT IS THE ALL BOTTOM LOW.

YOU SAY YOUR GOD CAN FIX

IT.

SO YOU HAVE HIM FIX IT.

OTHERWISE, HERE ARE THE

PAPERS.

I'M DONE.

Reporter: EVEN THOUGH

SHE WAS HESITANT AT FIRST,

THEY STARTED ATTENDING

CHURCH AND MARRIAGE

COUNSELLING.

SOON BOTH BECAME CHRISTIANS

AND SAW POSITIVE CHANGES IN

THEIR LIVES.

THE CHANGE IN MY HEART IS

WHEN I THINK WE REALLY

STARTED COMING TOGETHER.

I CONSISTENTLY, YOU KNOW,

PRAYED TO GOD.

I CONSISTENTLY LET HIM SHAPE

AND MOLD ME.

WHEN WE SINCERELY DECIDED

TO LET GOD ACTUALLY DO THE

WORK AND SIT BACK AND BE

OBEDIENT TO WHAT HIS

INSTRUCTIONS WERE, THINGS

WERE BROKEN OFF.

PERMANENTLY.

DRUG ADDICTION, BROKEN OFF.

PHYSICAL ABUSE, BROKEN OFF.

THERE WAS A LOT OF BAD

BEHAVIOR BROKEN OFF

COMPLETELY.

Reporter: AND THEY ALSO

COMMITTED TO A 10-WEEK

COURSE ON MARRIAGE

COUNSELLING THAT GAVE THEM

TOOLS ON HOW TO EFFECTIVELY

COMMUNICATE WITH EACH

OTHER.

IT WAS SO HARD, BUT IT

WAS THE FIRST TIME WE EACH

LOOKED AT OURSELVES

HONESTLY.

AND IT WAS A MESS.

AS A WOMAN, ONE OF THE FIRST

THINGS I LET THAT WAS THE

MOST DIFFICULT WAS LETTING

GOD DEAL WITH STEVEN IN

GOD'S WAY, AND NOT IN MY

WAY.

AND THAT'S WHEN I STARTED

APPRECIATED SEEING WHAT GOD

WAS DOING.

IT TOOK A LOAD OFF, AND THE

RESULTS WERE WAY BETTER.

Reporter: TODAY THEIR

MARRIAGE IS HAPPY AND

HEALTHY.

THEY SAY PUTTING JESUS AT

THE CENTER OF THEIR LIVES

HAS BEEN THE KEY TO THEIR

SUCCESS.

ALL OF MY HOPE COMES FROM

HIM.

AND HE CONTINUES TO GIVE ME

HOPE.

STUFF TODAY THAT WOULD HAVE

KNOCKED ME DOWN YEARS AGO, I

DON'T EVEN WOBBLE TODAY.

I KNOW WHAT IT'S LIKE TO

LIVE WITHOUT HIM, AND I KNOW

WHAT IT'S LIKE TO LIVE WITH

HIM.

AND IT'S AMAZING.

YOU HAVE TO KNOW GOD FOR

GOD.

AND LET GOD BE GOD.

OTHERWISE THINGS WILL NOT

CHANGE.

SO I'M VERY, VERY THANKFUL

THAT I WAS BLESSED TO SEE

THOSE MOMENTS WITH GOD.

AND NOW I THINK, OH, YES.

Reporter: STEVEN AND

CHRISTINA SAY THEY ARE

GRATEFUL THEY SERVE A GOD

WHO RESTORES BROKEN LIVES.

SHE'S A GREAT WIFE.

SHE'S MY FRIEND.

SHE'S MY BEST FRIEND.

SHE'S BEAUTIFUL.

SHE'S GOT A LOT OF PATIENCE

TO PUT UP WITH ME.

YES, I HAVE AN AMAZING

HUSBAND.

AND, YES, I'M MORE IN LOVE

WITH HIM TODAY THAN I HAVE

EVER BEEN.

BUT I EXCITED BECAUSE I'M

EXCITED TO HOW MANY

GENERATIONS FORWARD DO I GET

TO SEE.

SO IT IS OUTSIDE OF JUST OUR

MARRIAGE NOW.

WE STARTED INCLUDING BIBLE

STUDIES FOR OUR CHILDREN

EVERY DAY.

THEY'RE VERY ENTHUSIASTIC,

AND WE GET EXCITED BECAUSE

NOW IT IS STARTING TO LIVE.

JESUS IN THE MIDDLE OF

OUR MARRIAGE.

IF I TRUST JESUS IN MY LIFE,

AND I TRUST THE JESUS IN ME,

THEN THERE IS NOTHING HER

AND I CAN'T GET THROUGH.

NOTHING.

WITH GOD ALL THINGS ARE

POSSIBLE.

THERE IS NO DOUBT ABOUT

THAT.

Terry: AS YOU LISTEN TO

STEVEN AND CHRISTINA TALK

ABOUT HOW MUCH THEY

APPRECIATE AND LOVE EACH

OTHER, IT IS ALMOST HARD TO

REALIZE THAT THEY ALMOST

MISSED OUT ON THAT.

THEY COULD HAVE MISSED OUT

ON THAT, BUT THEY MADE A

DECISION.

AND THEY SAID IT OVER AND

OVER AGAIN, WHEN I LET GOD,

WHEN I LET JESUS COME INTO

MY HEART.

YOU SEE, IT IS A CHOICE.

AND IT IS NOT SOMETHING THAT

STICKS BECAUSE YOU NEED TO

HAVE IT STICK.

YOU HAVE TO REALLY WANT TO

CHANGE.

YOU HAVE TO COME TO THE END

OF YOURSELF.

YOU HAVE TO SAY, I'M NOT

DOING THIS BECAUSE I WANT TO

STAY OUT OF PRISON.

I'M NOT DOING THIS BECAUSE I

DON'T WANT MY WIFE OR MY

HUSBAND TO LEAVE.

I, GOD, NEED YOU.

WHEN EACH OF THEM FOCUSED ON

ALLOWING GOD IN SO HE CAN

CHANGE THEM AS INDIVIDUALS,

THEN THE RELATIONSHIP BEGAN

TO COME TOGETHER.

TO BE HEALED.

TO MAKE SENSE.

TO BE A BLESSING.

YOU KNOW, THE GREAT THING

ABOUT GOD IS YOU CAN NEVER

GO TOO FAR TO GET AWAY FROM

HIS LOVE.

YOU CAN NEVER GO TOO FAR FOR

HIM TO CREATE A RESURRECTION

OF HEALING OF POWER AND LIFE

IN YOU.

AND SO TODAY, IF YOU'RE

DISCOURAGED, MAYBE YOU FEEL

LIKE I'VE TRIED THIS, AND IT

JUST DIDN'T WORK FOR ME, DO

IT ALL OUT.

FULL BORE AHEAD.

JUST SAY, GOD, I AM DONE.

IT IS A GOOD THING TO BE

DONE WITH YOURSELF.

IN AND OF OURSELVES, WE CAN

DO NOTHING THAT MATTERS.

BUT WITH HIM, ALL THINGS ARE

POSSIBLE.

SO TODAY, GET REAL WITH

HIM.

JUST SAY, GOD, I'VE COME TO

THE END OF THE MYSELF.

AND DON'T TELL HIM HOW TO DO

IT.

DON'T TELL HIM WHEN TO DO

IT.

DON'T TELL HIM WHAT THE

OUTCOME NEEDS TO BE.

JUST LET HIM DEAL WITH YOU.

AND WATCH WHAT WILL HAPPEN.

HE'S THE GOD OF ALL HOPE.

THE GOD OF ALL LOVE.

THE GOD OF FORGIVENESS AND

FRESH BEGINNINGS.

TODAY, SAY YES TO HIM.

HOW LONG HAS GOD WAITED FOR

YOU TO COME TO THIS PLACE.

SO NOW YOU'RE HERE, AND WHEN

YOU'RE AT WHAT SEEMS LIKE

THE BOTTOM OF THE PIT, WHEN

YOU'RE HOPELESS AND WITHOUT

THE MEANS TO SAVE YOURSELF,

THAT IS THE MOMENT THAT

JESUS CHRIST COMES IN AND

SAYS, I HAVE A BETTER WAY.

A NEW LIFE, A NEW PLAN.

ASK HIM THAT TODAY.

PRAY WITH ME RIGHT NOW.

JUST STOP WHAT YOU'RE

DOING.

PUT ASIDE YESTERDAY'S

BEHAVIOR, PUT ASIDE ALL OF

THE PLANS THAT DIDN'T WORK

OUT.

BE HONEST.

GET REAL WITH GOD RIGHT

NOW.

PRAY WITH ME.

GOD, I'M WATCHING THIS STORY

AND I'M SAYING, OH, I NEED A

NEW BEGINNING.

I HAVE SO BLOWN IT.

GOD, TODAY I'M COMING TO YOU

AND I'M GIVING IT ALL TO

YOU, AND I DON'T EVEN KNOW

IF I KNOW HOW TO DO THAT,

BUT I'M JUST SAYING, I'M

DONE.

I'M DONE WITH DOING IT MY

WAY.

I'M DONE WITH ALL OF THE OLD

JUNK, THE OLD CHOICES, THE

OLD DECISIONS, THE OLD

FRIENDS.

GOD, I NEED A NEW START.

I'M HERE AND I'M CALLING

UPON YOUR NAME, JESUS, AND

I'M ASKING YOU TO BE THE

SAVIOR OF MY SOUL.

I'M ASKING YOU TO FORGIVE MY

SINS, AS MANY AS THEY ARE.

I'M RECEIVING THE PROMISE

THAT YOU'LL FORGIVE THEM, AS

FAR AS THE EAST IS FROM THE

WEST AND THAT YOU'LL

REMEMBER THEM NO MORE.

I DON'T UNDERSTAND THAT, BUT

I CLAIM IT AND RECEIVE IT

TODAY.

AND I'M ASKING YOU TO BE THE

LORD OF MY LIFE.

OH, GOD, COME INTO ME AND

CHANGE THE WAY I THINK AND

THE WAY I SEE THINGS.

GOD, I WANT YOU TO GIVE ME A

WHOLE NEW PERSONA.

I WANT YOU TO DEFINE WHO I

AM, TO TAKE MY LIFE AND MAKE

IT MATTER.

WHATEVER YOU HAVE PURPOSED

FOR ME, GOD, I SAY YES TO

YOU.

THANK YOU FOR LOVING ME,

WAITING FOR ME.

THANK YOU FOR ETERNAL LIFE.

THANK YOU FOR COMING INTO MY

LIFE TODAY WITH HOPE AND A

NEW BEGINNING.

I RECEIVE IT ALL.

IN JESUS' NAME I PRAY.

AMEN.

IF YOU'VE JUST PRAYED THAT

PRAYER, WE WANT TO HELP YOU

GROW IN YOUR RELATIONSHIP.

WHAT DO YOU DO NOW?

THE PRAYER IS THE

BEGINNING.

NOW STARTS THE

RELATIONSHIP.

WELL, WE'VE PUT A PACKET

TOGETHER FOR YOU.

IT'S CALLED "A NEW DAY."

THIS IS A NEW DAY; IT'S THE

FIRST DAY OF THE REST OF

YOUR LIFE WITH GOD.

IT IS FILLED WITH WONDERFUL

INFORMATION.

HOW DO YOU GROW IN YOUR

RELATIONSHIP YOU STARTED

WITH THE LORD JESUS CHRIST.

THIS IS YOURS WHEN YOU CALL

THE TOLL-FREE NUMBER ON YOUR

SCREEN, 1-800-759-0700.

JUST SAY, I PRAYED THAT

PRAYER, AND I WOULD LIKE THE

"NEW DAY" PACKET.

AND IF YOU'RE STRUGGLING IN

YOUR MARRIAGE, WE HAVE AN

EXTRA LITTLE BOOKLET CALLED

"LOVE AND MARRIAGE."

WE WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU

WHAT GOD HAS TO SAY ABOUT

LOVE AND MARRIAGE.

THAT'S GOD'S PLAN, AND WE

WANT TO SHOW YOU HIS PLAN.

GORDON?

Gordon: STILL AHEAD,

FROM OCEAN WATER TO DRINKING

WATER IN LESS THAN 90

MINUTES.

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT

ISRAEL HAS EXCELLED IN IS

TAKING WHAT SOME PEOPLE

WOULD SEE AS RISK FACTORS,

OR AS CURSES, AND TURNING

THEM INTO BLESSINGS.

Gordon: SEE HOW

ISRAELIS ARE CREATING

STREAMS IN THE DESERT, RIGHT

AFTER THIS.

WELCOME BACK TO "THE 700

CLUB."

THE STATE OF KENTUCKY MUST

RECOGNIZE DAY MARRIAGES

PERFORMED OUTSIDE THEpt

STATE.pt

THIS WAS THE DECISION FROM A

FEDERAL JUDGE IN KENTUCKY.

THAT MEANS MARRIED GAY

COUPLES CAN NOW HAVE THE

SAME BENEFITS OF

TRADITIONALLY MARRIED

COUPLES IN THE STATE.

IN 2004, VOTERS PASSED A

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

DEFINING MARRIAGE AS BETWEEN

A MAN AND A WOMAN, AND SOME

IN THE STATE SAY THE

GOVERNMENT IS TRAMPLING THE

RIGHTS OF KENTUCKY VOTERS

AND PEOPLE WITH RELIGIOUS

CONVICTIONS AGAINST GAY

MARRIAGE.

A FORMER CHEF SAYS SHE IS

ABLE TO PUT FOOD ON HER

TABLE BECAUSE OF THE FOOD

PANTRY SUPPORTED BY

"OPERATION BLESSING."

AFTER AN ACCIDENT ENDEDç

KAREN'S CAREER PREPARING

FOOD FOR OTHERS,ç SHE WAS

STRUGGLING TO MAKE ENOUGH

MONEY TO SUPPORT HER

FAMILY.

SHE TURNED TO "BIG REACH

CENTER FOR HOPE," A FOOD

PANTRY IN HER COMMUNITY.

TODAY SHE FREQUENTLY

VOLUNTEERS AT THE PANTRY,

AND HELP REORGANIZE IT TO

MAKE IT MORE EFFICIENT.

"OPERATION BLESSING" HAS

WORKED WITH THEM FOR MORE

THAN EIGHT YEARS.

THEY DELIVER GROCERIES AND

OTHER HOUSEHOLD ITEMS FOR

MORE THAN A MONTH.

GORDON AND TERRY WILL BE

BACK WITH MORE OF "THE 700

CLUB" RIGHT AFTER THIS.

GOORMD

Gordon: FOR 65 YEARS,

ONE OF ISRAEL'S BIGGEST

CHALLENGES HAS BEEN A

CHRONIC WATER SHORTAGE.

AND THOSE DAYS MAY BE OVER.

IN 2013, THE NATION'S WATER

AUTHORITY DECLARED THAT

ISRAEL OFFICIALLY BEAT THE

DROUGHT.

HERE IS SOME OF THE WAYS

THAT ISRAEL HAS BOOSTED THE

WATER SUPPLY, AND HOW IT IS

HELPING OTHER COUNTRIES

AROUND THE WORLD.

MORE THAN HALF OF THIS

COUNTRY'S LAND IS DESERT.

AND WE HAVE A SEVERE WATER

SHORTAGE.

MOSES LED US TO ISRAEL, A

COUNTRY THAT HAS NO OIL, NO

WATER, NOT TOO GOOD SOIL.

AND WE HAD TO MAKE THE BEST

OUT OF IT.

Gordon: THOUSANDS OF

YEARS AGO, MOSES HAD TO

STRIKE A ROCK TO GET WATER

IN THE DESERT.

WELL TODAY ISRAELIS ARE

TAKING A SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT

APPROACH, USING TECHNOLOGY

AND CREATIVITY.

IN ISRAEL, THE MAIN SOURCES

OF DRINKING WATER ARE THE

SEA OF GALILEE AND TWO

UNDERGROUND AQUAFURS.

IF RAINFALL IS SHORT, SO IS

THE NATION'S WATER SUPPLY.

IN 1953, ISRAEL STARTED

BUILDING THE NATIONAL WATER

CARRIER, A SYSTEM OF

PIPELINES, CANALS, AND

RESERVOIRS THAT CARRY WATER

FROM THE SEE OF GALILEE TO

THE REST OF ISRAEL.

SO WE DIDN'T HAVE WATER.

OKAY, WE DEVELOPED WATER

TECHNOLOGY.

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT

ISRAEL HAS EXCELLED IN IS

TAKING WHAT SOME PEOPLE

WOULD SEE AS RISK FACTORS OR

AS CURSES AND TURNING THEM

INTO BLESSINGS.

FROM THE TIME OF BELAFV, THE

JEWISH PEOPLE HAVE ALWAYS

BEEN ABLE TO TURN A CURSE

INTO A BLESSING.

Gordon: THE PIPELINES

WERE A GOOD START.

BUT ISRAEL'S FRESH WATER

SUPPLY WASN'T ENOUGH TO

SUPPORT A GROWING COUNTRY.

SO ISRAELIS STARTED LOOKING

WEST, TO THE MEDITERRANEAN.

FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS, THE

MEDITERRANEAN SE SEA WAS

THE CENTER OF THE ANCIENT

WORLD, THE CROSS-ROADS

BETWEEN EUROPE, ASIA, AND

AFRICA.

AND NOW IT IS ONE OF

ISRAEL'S GREATEST NATURAL

RESOURCES.

ISRAEL IS DESALIVATEING

SO MUCH OF OUR DRINKING

WATER.

THE ORIGIN WILL BE THE

MEDITERRANEAN SEA BY THE END

OF NEXT YEAR.

Gordon: TODAY ISRAEL

PRODUCES 450 MILLION CUBIC

METERS OF DRINKABLE WATER A

DAY.

THROUGH A PROCESS CALLED SEA

WATER REVERSE OSMOSIS, WATER

CAN GO FROM THE OCEAN TO THE

FAUCET IN LESS THAN 90

MINUTES.

THE ISRAELI TECHNOLOGY IS

NOW USED IN MORE THAN 40

COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD.

AND THANKS TO THE

MEDITERRANEAN, ISRAEL MAY

SOON HAVE SOMETHING THAT WAS

ONCE UNTHINKABLE: A WATER

SURPLUS.

IN THIS COUNTRY, WE DON'T

HAVE MUCH WATER.

EXCEPT SOME HOW BY THE END

OF THIS DECADE, ISRAEL WILL

BECOME A NET WATER

EXPORTER.

ON THE NEWS THERE WAS AN

ITEM OF HOW ISRAEL IS

STEPPING UP THE EX PORT

EXPORT OF WATER TO SUPPLY

ALL OF THE REFUGEES FLEEING

INTO JORDAN.

Gordon: MANY FARMERS

ARE GETTING WATER FOR THEIR

CROPS LITERALLY OUT OF THIN

AIR.

ANCIENT ISRAELITES USE STONE

TO COLLECT THE DEW EVERY

MORNING.

NOW AN ISRAELI COMPANY IS

USING PLASTIC TRAYS TO DO

THE SAME.

THEY WERE DEVELOPED BY GALIA

TECHNOLOGIES, WHICH MEANS

GOD'S DEW, EVERY MORNING.

THEY PREVENT WEEDS FROM

GROWING BETWEEN THE PLANTS

AND REDUCE WATER US USAGE

BY UP TO 50%.

ISRAELI FARMERS HAVE ALWAYS

MADE GOOD USE OF THEIR

WATER.

BUT IT WASN'T LONG BEFORE

THEY REALIZED THAT IN ORDER

TO SURVIVE, THEY ALSO NEEDED

TO START REUSING IT.

TODAY ISRAEL RECYCLES 80%

OF ITS WASTE WATER.

THE CLOSEST COMPETITORS

SPAIN, WITH 8%.

SO WE RECYCLE MORE THAN

WATER THAN ANY OTHER COUNTRY

ON THE PLANET.

Gordon: ISRAELIS

DEVELOPED A WAY TO PURIFY

WASTE WATER BY USING

ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT.

AND IT I IRRIGATES CROPS.

IT IS TREATED TO A VERY

HIGH DEGREE.

TODAY 60% OF THE ARE WATER

THAT IS IRRIGATING FIELDS IN

ISRAEL IS PRODUCED WATER AND

NOT NATURE'S WATER.

I'LL GIVE YOU AN EXAMPLE OF

OUR FARM HERE ON THE

KIBBUTZ.

WE GROW JOJOBA.

THIS IS DONE ALL OVER

ISRAEL.

Gordon: ISRAEL MAY BE

SHORT ON WATER, BUT THE

COUNTRY'S NEGEV DESERT IS

SITTING ON AN UNDERGROUND

OCEAN, TOO SALTY TO DRINK.

SO ISRAELI SETTLERS FOUND A

NEW WAY TO USE IT.

YOU CANNOT REALLY FIGHT

NATURE.

NATURE WILL FIGHT YOU BACK.

WE FOUND OUT AFTER THE

YEARS, THAT IT IS BETTER TO

COOPERATE AND TO COORDINATE

WITH WHAT YOU'VE GOT.

Gordon: HE IS ONE OF A

GROWING NUMBER OF ISRAELIS

WHO HAVE LEFT THE OCEAN TO

GO FISHING IN THE DESERT.

THEY BUILT FISH FARMS, USING

THE WARM, SALTY WATER FROM

UNDERGROUND.

IT IS IDEAL FOR RAISING

SALTWATER FISH LI LIKE TAL

TALAPIA AND OTHER FISH.

IT IS VERY HEALTHY.

IT IS FRIENDLY FOR THE

ENVIRONMENT, AND IT IS GOOD

FOR US IN THE POCKET.

WE ARE MAKING GOOD MONEY.

THIS IS THE BOTTOM LINE.

Gordon: AT THIS KIBBUTZ

IN THE NEGEV DESERT, EVEN

THE FISH WASTE IS PUT TO

USE.

EVERY WEEK THE WATER IN

THESE TANKS IS REPLACED AND

PUMPED UNDERGROUND TO

IRRIGATE THE NEARBY OLIVE

GROVE.

IT MAKES AN IDEAL NATURAL

FERTILIZER.

AS YOU CAN SEE ON THE

SIDE, ALL THIS GROWING

AROUND THE FARM, AROUND THE

FISH, AND THEY'RE DOING VERY

WELL WITHOUT ANY OTHER

CHEMICALS, ONLY BY THE

NUTRIENTS OF THE FISH.

Gordon: ISRAEL HAS

TAKEN THIS IDEA TO OTHER

COUNTRIES STRUGGLING WITH

WATER AND FOOD SHORTAGES.

WE'RE TAKING AFRICAN

VILLAGES, AND TEACHING THEM

HOW TO ESSENTIALLY BUILD

FISH FARMS.

IF YOU LOOK AROUND LAKE

VICTORIA, THE NILE PERCH

WERE DYING, AND ISRAELIS ARE

NOW GOING IN TO TEACH THE

FARMERS HOW TO GROW THEM IN

PONDS SO THEY CAN ACTUALLY

CONTINUE TO EAT THE NILE

PERCH.

Gordon: OVER THE YEARS,

ISRAELIS OFTEN FOUND NEW

WAYS TO USE LESS WATER, AND,

AS ALWAYS, THEY STARTED IN

THE DESERT.

THERE IS THE STORY THAT

SOMETIMES THERE IS

20 MILLION METERS OF RAIN,

VERY HARSH CLIMATE, AND WE

FEEL THANKS TO IRRIGATION,

THIS BECAME THE VEGETABLE

BARN OF ISRAEL.

65% OF VEGETABLE EXPORT OUT

OF ISRAEL IS COMING FROM

HERE.

Gordon: TODAY EVEN THE

DRIEST PARTS OF THE DESERT

ARE BLOOMING WITH HELP FROM

A PROCESS CALLED DRIP

IRRIGATION.

THE IDEA IS OLDER THAN THE

STATE OF ISRAEL ITSELF.

WHEN THE FIRST SETTLERS

CAME HERE, YOUNG PEOPLE CAME

FROM THE CITY AND THEY

WANTED TO BE FARMERS.

AND THEY CAME TO THE

KIBBUTZ, AND THEY FACED MANY

CHALLENGES.

HIGH SELENITY AND NOT ENOUGH

WATER.

THERE WAS EVEN A TIME WHEN

THEY CONSIDERED MOVING TO

ANOTHER PLACE.

BUT THEN A MAN CAME WHO WAS

A LEADER WITH A REAL VISION,

AND HE SAID, GUYS, IF YOU

WANT TO MOVE, IT'S OKAY.

BUT FURTHER SOUTH, NOT BACK

TO THE NORTH.

AND WE STAYED HERE AND WE

CONTINUED, AND WE DID SOME

EXPERIMENTS.

BUT, STILL, WE WERE

STRUGGLING.

THEN WE MET THE GUY WHO

INVENTED DRIP IRRIGATION.

Gordon: THAT GUY WAS AN

ENGINEER NAMED SIMKA BLAST.

HE GOT THE IDEA FOR DRIP

IRRIGATION AFTER SEEING A

TREE THAT WAS LARGER THAN

THE OTHERS AROUND IT.

AFTER DIGGING AROUND THE

ROOTS, HE FOUND IT WAS BEING

WATERED BY A LEAK IN AN

UNDERGROUND PIPE.

SO THIS GAVE HIM THE

IDEA.

BUT IT TOOK HIM SOME YEARS,

ACTUALLY, UNTIL PLASTIC WAS

INTRODUCED, TO START AND

MAKE AN EXPERIMENT WITH

DRIPPERS THAT WILL EMIT

WATER IN SMALL DROPS.

THIS IS BASICALLY DRIP

IRRIGATION.

Gordon: HE MET THE

FARMERS OF KIBBUTZ, AND

TOGETHER THEY STARTED A

COMPANY CALLED METAPHIN,

WHICH MEANS DROPS OF WATER

IN HEBREW.

SOON THEY BOOSTED THEIR CROP

YIELD BY 50%, AND USED 40%

LESS WATER TO DO IT.

DRIP IRRIGATION SAVED A

LOT OF WATER.

PRODUCING MORE, GETTING

MORE, YET NOT HARMING THE

ENVIRONMENT.

Gordon: FOR ALMOST HALF

A CENTURY, THE COMPANY HAS

LIVED UP TO ITS SLOGAN "GROW

MORE WITH LESS."

NOT JUST IN ISRAEL, BUT IN

110 COUNTRIES AROUND THE

WORLD.

FROM SUGAR CANE FIELDSç IN

THE PHILIPPINES, TO TEA

PLANtA(IONS IN TANZANIA.

YOU KNOW, INDIA IS NOW

OUR NUMBER ONE COUNTRY.

THE RESULT, INCREASE.

IT WAS AMAZING.

50% OF THE FARMERS GOT AN

INCREASE IN YIELD, BETWEEN

25% AND 50%.

ANOTHER 25% OF THE FARMERS

GOT AN INCREASE IN YIELD OF

UP TO 75%.

Gordon: METAPHIN EVEN

DESIGNED A SYSTEM THAT WORKS

SOLELY ON GRAVITY.

IN PLACES LIKE PERU, WHERE

REMOTE FARMERS DON'T HAVE

ELECTRICITY.

THE PLANT DOESN'T KNOW

THE DIFFERENCE.

THE PLANT DOESN'T KNOW YOU

DON'T HAVE A $20,000

COMPUTER BEHIND THE DRIPPER,

AND IT WORKS BEAUTIFULLY.

EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT

WATER SCARCITY.

70% OF THE WATER WE HAVE

AVAILABLE IN THE WORLD IS

USED FOR AGRICULTURE.

NOW, IF WE SAVE ONLY 15% IN

AGRICULTURE, WE CAN MORE

THAN DOUBLE THE AVAILABLE

WATER FOR DRINKING AND

SANITATION.

IN HEBREW, WE HAVE A TERM

WHICH IS CALLED TIKUN OLON,

WHICH IS FIXING THE WORLD.

THIS IS BASICALLY WHAT DRIP

IRRIGATION DOES.

THIS IS MY PERSONAL GOAL AND

CHALLENGE.

Gordon: FIXING THE

WORLD, THAT'S WHAT ISRAEL IS

DOING.

AND THESE ARE STORIES YOU'RE

NOT GOING TO SEE ANYWHERE

ELSE.

BUT WE WANT TO BRING THEM TO

YOU SO THAT YOU CAN

UNDERSTAND HOW ISRAEL IS

FULFILLING THE PROPHECY, THE

PROMISE OVER ABRAHAM, THAT

THROUGH YOU ALL THE NATIONS

OF THE WORLD WILL BE

BLESTLED.

BLESSED.

NEXT WEEK, WE'RE GOING TO BE

SHOWING YOU OTHER WAYS THAT

ISRAELI TECHNOLOGY HAS

REVOLUTIONIZED THE WORLD.

AND YOU CAN ALSO FIND OUT

MORE BY GOING TO OUR SPECIAL

SECTION ON CBNNEWS.COM.

IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF

BLESSING ISRAEL, WE'VE GOT A

WAY YOU CAN DO IT.

IT IS CALLED CBN ISRAEL.

AND IF YOU WANT TO DONATE TO

HELP PEOPLE, WHETHER IT IS

JEWISH PEOPLE RETURNING,

COMING BACK INTO ISRAEL, AND

THEY NEED ASSISTANCE, OR THE

HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS THAT ARE

THERE, AND THEY NEED

ASSISTANCE.

SORT OF REGARDLESS OF THEIR

RELIGIOUS BELIEF, WHETHER

THEY'RE JEWS, CHRISTIANS, OR

MUSLIMS, OR NONE OF THE

ABOVE, PEOPLE WHO ARE

HURTING IN ISRAEL, WE WANT

TO HELP THEM AND BLESS

THEM.

IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF

IT, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS GO

TO CBN ISRAEL.

THE NUMBER IS TOLL-FREE,

1-800-759-0700.

OR WRITE TO US, CBN CENTER,

VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA,

23463.

OR YOU CAN GO TO CBN.COM,

AND THERE IS A WAY YOU CAN

DESIGNATE YOUR GIFT INTO THE

WORK OF HELPING ISRAEL.

ALL OF THIS IS MADE POSSIBLE

BECAUSE PEOPLE LIKE YOU CARE

ENOUGH TO GIVE.

SO IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART

OF IT, GIVE US A CALL.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, THE

CREATIVITY AND THE VISION

BEHIND ALL OF THAT IS

ASTONISHING.

Gordon: IT IS

INCREDIBLE THE SPIRIT OF THE

PEOPLE THERE, THE

PERSEVERANCE, IN THE MIDDLE

OF A DESERT TO SAY, GOD

WANTS US HERE.

HILHE'LL GIVE US THE

IDEAS.

HE'LL MAKE IT POSSIBLE.

THESE AREN'T PROBLEMS.

THEY'RE OPPORTUNITIES, AND

WE CAN FIX IT.

Terry: GOD DID GIVE

THEM SOME IDEAS.

STILL AHEAD, WE'LL "BRING IT

ON."

ERIKA SAYS, "I HAVE LIVED A

LIFE OF STRUGGLE AND

CHALLENGES, AND ALL I WANT

IS A LIFE OF PEACE.

HOW DO I GET IT?"HE F

WE'LL TACKLE THAT QUESTIONIS M

AND MORE ON TODAY'S "700@@@@

CLUB."

Terry:

"ORPHANS' PROMISE" IS

PROVIDING FOOD, SHELTER, AND

EDUCATION FOR THOUSANDS OF

CHILDREN AROUND THE WORLD.

LIKE THIS YOUNG BOY IN

INDIA, WHO WAS STARVING WHEN

WE FIRST MET HIM.

CHIM MAYA WAS ONLY FOUR

YEARS OLD WHEN HIS MOTHER

DIED.

THEN HIS FATHER ABANDONED

HIM AT HIS GRANDMOTHER'S.

MY GRAMMY AND I WOULD EAT

ONLY RICE AND SOIL.

SOMETIMES WHEN THERE WAS NO

FOOD IN THE HOUSE, I WOULD

JUST WALK AROUND IN THE

VILLAGE, ALONE.

Terry: A NEIGHBOR KNEW

THEY WERE BARELY GETTING BY,

SO HE TOLD THEM ABOUT A

PLACE THAT COULD HELP.

HE SAID THERE IS A HOME

FOR POOR BOYS, AND IF SHE

WANTED, SHE COULD SEND ME

THERE.

SHE THOUGHT IT WAS THE BEST

THING FOR ME.

SO I WENT TO THE NEW HOME.

Terry: THIS CHILDREN'S

HOME IS SPONSORED BY

"ORPHANS' PROMISE." ALL OF

THE 15 BOYS WHO LIVE HERE

WERE EITHER ORPHANED OR

ABANDONED.

WHEN I SAW THERE WERE

OTHER KIDS IN THE HOME JUST

LIKE ME, I WAS HAPPY TO BE

THERE.

Terry: CHIM MAYA LOVES

HIS HOUSE PARENTS, ALL OF

THE GOOD MEALS, AND HIS NEW

CLOTHES.

AND HE IS FINALLY GETTING A

GOOD EDUCATION AT A

CHRISTIAN SCHOOL.

AFTER COMING HERE, I WAS

TAUGHT MANY THINGS, AND I

FOUND OUT THAT I LIKE TO

STUDY.

Terry: HE TAKES HIS

CLASSES SERIOUSLY, AND HAS

BECOME THE TOP STUDENT IN

HIS CLASS.

THE TOPIC HE LOVES LEARNING

ABOUT THE MOST IS JESUS

CHRIST.

BELIEVE HE IS THE ONE,

TRUE GOD.

NOW I LIKE READING THE BIBLE

AND PRAYING TO JESUS.

I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR

HELPING ALL OF US AT THE

HOME AND GIVING US A GOOD

LIFE.

I WILL PRAY FOR EVERY ONE OF

YOU.

Terry: THERE IS A

LITTLE BOY IN INDIA, AND HE

IS PRAYING FOR YOU.

HE IS PRAYING AND SAYING

THANK YOU.

HOW DO CHILDREN GROW UP

HEALTHY AND STRONG EATING

RICE AND SALT?

THIS LITTLE BOY ALSO HAD NO

EDUCATION.

HE HAD NO ONE WHO WAS

TEACHING HIM HOW TO BE A

MAN, HOW TO GROW UP, WHAT

HIS DREAMS COULD BE, WHAT

HIS OPTIONS IN LIFE WERE.

AND THEN THROUGH YOUR

GIVING, YOU ALLOWED US,

THROUGH "ORPHANS' PROMISE,"

TO COME INTO HIS LIFE AND

MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND EVERY

AREA OF HIS LIFE.

MAYBE MOST SIGNIFICANTLY

SPIRITUALLY BECAUSE HE NOW

UNDERSTANDS HE DOES HAVE A

FATHER WHO WILL NEVER LEAVE

HIM, NEVER FORSAKE HIM.

HE JUST FOUND OUT HE LOVES

TO LEARN.

HOW GREAT IS THAT FOR A

YOUNG BOY.

ALL OF THE DOORS OF HIS

FUTURE ARE OPEN AND IT IS

BECAUSE PEOPLE LIKE YOU CARE

ENOUGH TO MAKE A

DIFFERENCE.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE A

PART OF WHAT "ORPHANS'

PROMISE" IS DOING AROUND THE

WORLD, WE WANT TO INVITE YOU

TO DO THAT.

JUST GO TO cbn.com AND

GIVE YOUR BEST GIFT.

DESIGNATE IT TO "ORPHANS'

PROMISE," AND WE PROMISE YOU

THAT YOU WILL BE TOUCHING

THE LIFE OF A CHILD LIKE

CHIM MAYA IN THE WORLD, WHO

HAS BEEN ABANDONED AN

WITHOUT HOPE.

WE SAY THANK YOU IN ADVANCE

FOR CARING.

UP NEXT, WE'RE GOING TO

ANSWER YOUR IN-BOX

QUESTIONS, SO DON'T GO

AWAY.

Terry: MANY OF YOU HAVE

SENT IN E-MAIL QUESTIONS, SO

WE WANT TO TAKE SOME TIME TO

"BRING IT ON" AND ADDRESS

THOSE QUESTIONS RIGHT NOW.

THIS FIRST ONE IS FROM

ERICA, WHO SAYS, "I'M ALMOST

18, AND I HAVE LIVED A LIFE

OF STRUGGLE AND NEGATIVITY.

I'VE HIT ROCK BOTTOM MORE

TIMES THAN I CAN COUNT, AND

I HAVEN'T EVEN BEGUN LIFE

YET.

I FEEL LIKE I'M CURSED WITH

NEGATIVITY, WHEN ALL I WANT

IS TRUE HAPPINESS AND SIGNS

FROM THE LORD TO HELP ME

KEEP MOVING.

WHAT DO I DO?"

Gordon: ERICA, MY HEART

GOES OUT TO YOU.

AND I WOULD FIRST SAY YOU'RE

NOT CURSED WITH NEGATIVITY.

JESUS BECAME A CURSE SO THAT

YOU AND I WOULD NO LONGER

LIVE UNDER A CURSE.

SO GET RID OF THAT THOUGHT

AND JUST SAY, OKAY, I'VE GOT

A PROBLEM, BUT YOU'RE NOT

CURSED BECAUSE OF WHAT JESUS

DID FOR YOU.

NOW YOU MAY HAVE A DISEASE,

THE DISEASE OF CLINICAL

DEPRESSION.

AND I CAN'T DIAGNOSE THAT

OVER A TELEVISION PROGRAM.

AND I'M, FRANKLY, NOT

QUALIFIED TO DIAGNOSE IT,

EVEN IF YOU'RE RIGHT HERE.

BUT YOU MAY NEED TO SEE A

MEDICAL EXPERT IN THIS FIELD

AND TAKE SOME TESTS AND TALK

TO THEM AND SEE IF THERE IS

A MEDICAL PROBLEM HERE.

IF IT'S NOT MEDICAL AND IT'S

JUST SPIRITUAL, HERE ARE

SOME THINGS FROM THE WORD OF

GOD THAT I HOPE WILL

ENCOURAGE YOU.

THE FIRST IS FROM PROVERBS

12, AND WHAT'S THE CAUSE OF

THIS KIND OF DEPRESSION.

WELL, IT IS ANXIETY IN THE

HEART THAT CAUSES

DEPRESSION.

BUT A GOOD WORD MAKES IT

GLAD.

SO WHAT ARE THE NEGATIVE

THINGS GOING ON IN YOUR

LIFE, AND HOW IS THAT

PRODUCING ANXIETY?

I WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU, EACH

EPISODE OF THIS TURN IT OVER

TO HIM.

LET HIM CARRY IT.

HE BORE IT ALL ON THE CROSS

SO THAT YOU WOULDN'T HAVE TO

CARRY IT.

AND CAST ALL THOSE CARES,

ALL THAT ANXIETY ON TO HIM.

HE DOESN'T WANT YOU TO CARRY

IT.

HE HAS ALREADY PAID THE

PRICE FOR IT.

AND THEN HE HAS ADDED TO IT,

JOHN 13: 16: "I PRAY THE

FATHER, AND HE WILL GIVE YOU

ANOTHER COMFORTER THAT HE

MAY ABIDE WITH YOU

FOREVER."

SO TURN TO JESUS, AND ASK

HIM, CAN YOU SHOW ME THAT

COMFORTER?

CAN YOU THE HOLY SPIRITç COME

TO ME NOW AND COMFORT ME NOW

IN THE MIDDLE OFç MY ANXIETY,

IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS

EPISODE I'M HAVING, CAN HE

TRANSFORM MY LIFE?

REALIZE, GOD HAS A PLAN FOR

YOU.

YOU'RE JUST 18.

HE'S GOT A FUTURE.

HE'S GOT A HOPE FOR YOU.

AND ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS

TURN TO HIM AND GIVE HIM THE

ABILITY AND ASK HIM.

LORD, WHAT'S THE PLAN FOR

ME?

WHAT'S THE FUTURE FOR ME?

GIVE ME THAT HOPE.

THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE

FOR THIS PROGRAM.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM THESSALONIANS:

"REJOICE ALWAYS.

PRAY WITHOUT CEASING.

AND IN EVERYTHING GIVE

THANKS FOR THIS IS THE WILL

OF GOD IN CHRIST JESUS FOR

YOU."

GOD BLESS YOU.

WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN NEXT

WEEK.

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