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The 700 Club - March 7, 2014

A routine hunting trip takes a tragic turn when an errant shotgun blast tears into Gip's head and brain. Plus, A member of baseball's most storied franchise, New York Yankee Mark Teixeira talks with CBN Sports about his faith. Read Transcript


A HUNTING ACCIDENT.

YOUR SON IS ALIVE, BUT

BARELY.

ONE SON IS SHOT IN THE

HEAD.

GIBB'S FRAME WAS

DESTROYED AND FILLED WITH

BIRD SHOT PELLETS.

THE FAMILY'S AGONY.

WHAT ARE WE PRAYING FOR

NOW?

AND THE MIRACLE IN THE

O.R.

MEDICINE CANNOT EXPLAIN

THIS.

ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB."

*

Gordon: WELCOME TO "700

CLUB."

IT IS THE STORY FROM UKRAINE

YOU AREN'T HEARING IN THE

NEWS.

JEWISH PEOPLE THERE ARE

AFRAID THAT THE CRISIS COULD

LEAD TO PERSECUTION, AND

MANY OF THEM ARE THINKING

ABOUT LEAVING THE COUNTRY.

Terry: SOME GROUPS ARE

WORKING TO HELP THESE JEWS

IN THE MIDST OF THE

TURMOIL.

CHRIS MITCHELL BRINGS US THE

STORY FROM JERUSALEM.

Reporter: WHILE THE

IMAGES OF RUSSIAN TROOPS,

PROTESTS AND BARRICADES

DOMINATE THE NEWS, BEHIND

THE SCENES, ANOTHER DRAMA IS

PLAYING OUT.

THE JEWS ARE AFRAID.

ALL GESTUR ACROSS THE

UKRAINE THERE IS A FEAR --

NOT A PANIC, BUT A FEAR THAT

THEY'LL BE BLAMED FOR A LOT

OF THE PROBLEMS TAKING PLACE

IN THE UKRAINE RIGHT NOW.

Reporter: THE JEWISH

PEOPLE IN UKRAINE KNOW THEIR

HISTORY AND HAVE A REASON TO

FEAR.

MORE THAN A MILLION JEWS

WERE KILLED IN THE

HOLOCAUST, AND MORE IN THE

MASSACRE IN KIEV IN 1941.

AND NOW, ONCE AGAIN, THEY

SEE FOREIGN TROOPS COMING

IN.

THEY BECOME AFRAID.

Reporter: MICHAEL

SERVES WITH TWO

ORGANIZATIONS THAT HAVE

HELPED MORE THAN 130,000

JEWS IMMIGRATE FROM THE NORM

FORMER SOVIET UNION SINCE

1991.

AND HE SAYS MANY MORE OR

LOOKING FOR A WAY OUT.

WE HAVE HUNDREDS AND

HUNDREDS OF VOLUNTEERS THAT

ARE WORKING WITH THE JEWS,

THAT ARE SCATTERED ALL

ACROSS THE UKRAINE.

AND WE BROUGHT OUT TENS OF

THOUSANDS FROM THERE.

AND RECENTLY WE HAVE SEEN

THE PEOPLE ASKING FOR

ASSISTANCE.

THAT NUMBER HAS DOUBLED

SINCE ALL OF THIS HAS GONE

ON.

AND THEY'RE CALLING DAY AND

NIGHT, ASKING FOR SOMEONE TO

HELP THEM, OR TO KNOW HOW TO

IMMIGRATE TO ISRAEL.

Reporter: HE SAYS

DESPITE THE CRISIS, PROPHECY

IS BEING FULFILLED.

IF YOU PULL BACK FROM ALL

OF THIS, AND YOU LOOK AT

WHAT REALLY IS TAKING PLACE,

WE'RE WATCHING PROPHECY COME

TO PASS BEFORE OUR VERY

EYES.

GOD PROMISED THAT THERE

WOULD COME A DAY WHEN THE

JEWS WOULD HAVE TO COME BACK

TO THEIR OWN LAND.

Reporter: HE SAYS

IQALUIIT IS TIME TO PRAY

FOR THE UKRAINE.

I BELIEVE IF BELIEVERS

ALL OVER THE WORLD WOULD

BEGIN PRAYING FOR UKRAINE,

GOD WOULD HELP THEM IN THE

SITUATION THEY'RE IN.

PRAY THAT GOD WOULD SPREAD

THAT THROUGHOUT THE NATION,

AND RIGHTEOUSNESS WOULD

REIGN AGAIN OVER THAT LAND.

Reporter: CHRIS

MITCHELL, CBN NEWS.

Gordon: SOME OF THE

WORST MASSACRES OF THE

HOLOCAUST HAPPENED IN WHAT

WE NOW CALL UKRAINE.

WHETHER IT IS WHAT HAPPENED

IN THE ODESSA, OR WHAT

HAPPENED AFTER THE GERMANS

LITERALLY LET THE LOCALS

TAKE OVER THE GOVERNMENT.

THEY WIPED OUT CERTAIN

AREAS.

ALL OF THE JEWS LIVING

THERE.

AND TO SEE THE THREAT OF

THAT COMING BACK TO THAT

REGION, WE NEED TO PRAY, AND

WE NEED TO PRAY FOR THE

PEACE OF THE UKRAINE.

WELL, THE INTERIM READY OF

PRESIDENT OF THE UKRAINE

SAYS GOD HAS BEEN AT WORK IN

HIS COUNTRY.

JOHN JESSUP HAS THAT STORY

FROM WASHINGTON.

UKRAINE'S PRESIDENT, OL

OLEKSANDR TURCHINOV TOLD THE

BILLY GRAHAM ORGANIZATION

THAT GOD'S HAND ABOUNDS IN

THE CRISIS.

HE ASKED BELIEVERS WORLDWIDE

TO PRAY, SO THAT PEACE WOULD

RETURN.

AND HE SAID HE HOPED FOR

VICTORY WITHOUT AN ARMED

CONFLICT WITH RUSSIA, BASED

ON THE BIBLICAL PROMISE "IF

GOD IS WITH US, NO ONE CAN

BE AGAINST US."

BACK HERE AT HOME, ANOTHER

LEGAL BATTLE OVER THE FAMOUS

WORLD TRADE CENTER CROSS.

IT WAS A SYMBOL OF HOPE AND

GRACE FOR MANY AFTER THE

9/11 ATTACKS, AND IT WAS SET

TO BE INCLUDED IN THE NEW

MUSEUM OPENING THIS YEAR.

BUT A GROUP OF ATHEISTS IS

SUING THE MUSEUM TO STOP

THEM.

DALE HURD HAS THAT STORY.

Reporter: IT HAS BEEN

CALLED THE MIRACLE CROSS,

FORMED BY TWO BEAMS FROM THE

WORLD TRADE CENTER.

THE NEW 9/11 MUSEUM WANTS TO

PUT IT IN ITS BUILDING NEXT

YEAR, AND MOST PEOPLE LOVE

THE IDEA.

I LOST MY GOOD FRIEND,

THE FIRE DEPARTMENT

CHAPLAIN, AND 10 OTHER

FRIENDS.

THIS IS A SIGN OF

CONSOLATION.

Reporter: A LAWYER FOR

THE ATHEISTS SAID HIS

CLIENTS SUFFERED HEADACHES,

ANXIETY AND INDIGESTION.

HE WENT ON TO PROPOSE A

PLAQUE BE INCLUDED IN THE

MUSEUM THAT READS, ATHEISTS

DIED HERE, TOO.

THIS IS NOT AN HISTORICAL

ARTIFACT.

Reporter: BUT A PANEL

OF JUDGES ASKED WHAT IS THE

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A CROSS

AT THE 9/11 AND RELIGIOUS

OBJECTS IN OTHER PUBLIC

MUSEUMS.

THE LAWYER FOR THE 9/11

MUSEUM ARGUED THAT RESCUE

WORKERS HAD A HORRIFIC

EXPERIENCE AFTER 9/11.

THEY TOOK SOME COMFORT IN

THIS OBJECT.

HE ALSO ARGUED A PLAQUE FOR

ATHEISTS MIGHT SOUND NICE,

BUT IT IS NOT JUSTIFIED.

MUSEUMS DON'T CENSOR

HISTORY.

THEY TELL HISTORY AS IT

HAPPENED.

THE CROSS IS PART OF THE

HISTORY.

AND THE PLAQUE IS NOT.

Reporter: THE 9/11

MUSEUM IS SLATED TO OPEN IN

MAY.

THE ATHEIST CASE WAS THROWN

OUT BY A U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE

LAST YEAR, BUT THE ATHEISTS

FILED AN APPEAL.

DALE HURD, CBN NEWS.

NEW JERSEY REPUBLICAN

GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE AND

TED CRUZ TOOK POLITICAL

OPPOSITION.

CHRISTIE TOLD THE AUDIENCE,

IT IS TIME TO NOT LET THE

MEDIA DEFINE ELECTIONS.

IF YOU WANT TO LOSE

ELECTIONS, STAND FOR

NOTHING.

THREE OF THE FOUR LAST

ELECTIONS, WE FOLLOWED THAT

STRATEGY.

'06, '08 AND '12 WE GOT

NOTHING.

AMONG THOSE SET TO SPEAK,

RAND PAUL AND MARCO RUBIO.

TED CRUZ KICKED OFF THE

EVENT BY TELLING THE G.O.P.

IT IS TIME TO TAKE A STAND

ON WHAT IT BELIEVES.

THE REASON WE HAVE TO

START TALKING ABOUT WHAT

WE'RE FOR, AND NOT

CONTINUING TO RAIL AGAINST

WHAT WE'RE AGAINST IS

BECAUSE OF ONE SIMPLE

REASON: OUR IDEAS ARE BETTER

THAN THEIR IDEAS, AND THAT'S

WHAT WE HAVE TO STAND UP

FOR.

CBN'S DAVID BRODY IS AT

C-PAC, AND HE'LL BRING US A

COMPLETE WRAP ON MONDAY'S

"700 CLUB."

AND YOU CAN CHECK OUT HIS

BLOG, THE BRODY FILE AT

CBNNEWS.COM.

MOST OF US HAVE STRUGGLED

WITH SNOW, ICE, AND

RECORD-BREAKING COLD

WEATHER.

IT HAS TAKEN A TOLL ON MANY

SMALL BUSINESSES.

CHARLENE ISRAEL BRINGS US

THIS REPORT.

Reporter: IT HAS BEEN

ONE OF THE WORST WINTERS IN

YEARS.

ICE AND SNOW, TRAFFIC STUCK

ON FROZEN ROADS, AND SOME OF

THE COLDEST TEMPERATURES

CHICAGO HAS EVER SEEN.

ALL OF THE HARSH CONDITIONS

HAVE HURT BUSINESSES.

G.M. AND FORD REPORTED U.S.

SALES DECLINES LAST MONTH AS

FRIGID TEMPERATURES AND

SNOWSTORMS POUNDED MUCH OF

THE NATION.

SALES AT CAR DEALERSHIPS

HAVE BEEN FROZEN.

NOBODY COMES OUT.

Reporter: WHILE

INDUSTRY ANALYSTS SAY

DEALERSHIPS IN

WARMER-WEATHER STATES FAILED

WARM, THOSE AFFECTED BY THE

SNOW AND STORMS ARE OFFERING

MORE DISCOUNTS TO UNLOAD

INVENTORY.

WHICH MEANS GOOD DEALS FOR

CONSUMERS.

BUT THE AUTO INDUSTRY ISN'T

ALONE.

AIRLINES ARE ALSO TAKING A

BIG HIT.

ABOUT ONE MILLION FLIGHTS

CANCELLED THIS SEASON,

COSTING AIRLINES AS MUCH AS

$500 MILLION.

BUT SOME BUSINESSES ARE

HEATING UP.

ROOFING CONTRACTORS ARE

SEEING A BOOM.

AND THANKS TO POTHOLES,

CARR CAR REPAIR SHOPS CAN

BARELY KEEP UP WITH

BUSINESS.

OUR BUSINESS IS THROUGH

THE ROOF.

Reporter: AS ACE

HARDWARE, SALES OF

SNOWBLOWERS, SHOVELS, AND

OTHER COLD WEATHER PRODUCTS

ARE UP 135%.

AND AS THE FRIGID WEATHER

TIGHTENS ITS GRIP,

WINTER-WEARY AMERICANS ARE

LONGING FOR WARMER DAYS.

THE TRAVEL WEBSITE

JET-SETTER SAYS BOOKINGS FOR

WARM DESTINATIONS ARE UP

38%.

CHARLENE ISRAEL, CBN NEWS.

YOU MAY SOON BE BUYING

COMPUTERS THAT DON'T SIT ON

YOUR DESKTOP.

YOU WON'T EVEN CARRY THEM

AROUND.

INSTEAD, THEY'LL BE PART OF

YOUR CLOTHING.

IT IS CALLED WEARABLE

TECHNOLOGY AND IT IS A

FAST-GROWING INDUSTRY.

COMPUTERS ARE IN ALL KINDS

OF CLOTHING, FROM SHOES TO

BELTS TO HEA HEADGEAR, WILL

HELP YOU COMMUNICATE AND

KEEP TRACK OF OTHER PEOPLE,

INCLUDING YOUR CHILDREN.

AND THEY CAN ALSO HELP YOU

STAY HEALTHY.

INFORMATION THAT IS

COLLECTED FROM YOUR FITNESS

TRACKER CAN GIVE YOU SO MUCH

MORE.

IT CAN GIVE YOU THE

BIOLOGICAL AGE, YOUR ORGAN

CONDITIONS.

BUT SOME TECHNOLOGY

ANALYSTS WORRY ABOUT PRIVACY

CONCERNS WITH ALL OF THE

PERSONAL INFORMATION THAT

WEARABLE COMPUTERS WILL

COLLECT.

GORDON, IT IS ALMOST AS IF

WE'RE TOO EAGER TO GIVE AWAY

OUR PERSONAL INFORMATION.

Gordon: I WOULD AGREE

WITH THAT.

AND THEN YOU START GETTING

INTO WHO CAN HACK THIS KIND

OF INFORMATION?

IT'S NOT JUST WHAT'S THE

COMPANY THAT MAKES THE

PRODUCT, WHAT ARE THEY DOING

WITH THE INFORMATION, WHERE

ARE THEY STORING IT?

ARE THOSE SERVERS SECURE?

BUT THIS TECHNOLOGY RUNS ON

RFID AND ANYONE CAN PICK UP

THAT SIGNAL THAT THE VARIOUS

DEVICES ARE GIVING OFF.

AND DO YOU REALLY WANT A

STRANGER KNOWING HEALTH

INFORMATION, THIS KIND OF

THING, AS TO BE ABLE TO

TRACK WHERE YOU'RE GOING.

ONE CONCERN IS WHAT ARE

GOVERNMENTS DOING WITH IT?

BUT ANOTHER CONCERN IS WHAT

WILL HACKERS DO WITH THIS

KIND OF INFORMATION?

AND DO WE REALLY WANT TO

GIVE UP THIS KIND OF

PRIVACY?

WHERE PEOPLE LITERALLY WILL

BE ABLE TO KNOW IS THE MILK

IN YOUR REFRIGERATOR GOING

STALE?

THAT'S THE KIND OF DETAIL

YOU CAN DRILL DOWN INTO.

EVERY PLACE YOU'VE BEEN,

YOUR VERY STEPS, YOUR HEART

RATE ON THOSE STEPS -- ALL

OF THESE THINGS ARE NOW

BEING PUT INTO THESE VARIOUS

DEVICES, AND INTO DATA

BASES.

I THINK WE NEED TO REALLY

NEE TAKE A LONG LOOK AT DO

WE WANT TO GIVE UP THAT KIND

OF PRIVACY.

Terry: COMING UP, OVER

DOSES, AND AN INCREASE IN

INFANTS.

THE TINY STATE OF VERMONT

HAS A HUGE HEROIN PROBLEM.

FIND OUT WHY AND WHAT IS

BEING DONE TO STOP IT.

THAT'S NEXT.

*

Gordon: AMERICA HAS AN

OPIATE ADDICTION PROBLEM,

AND IT HAS GOTTEN MUCH WORSE

IN A REGION YOU MIGHT NOT

EXPECT, NEW ENGLAND.

MARK MARTIN TRAVELLED TO THE

STATE, WHERE THE GOVERNORf

SAYS HIS STATE IS

EXPERIENCING A FULL-BLOWN

HEROIN CRISIS.

Reporter: IT IS A

SNOWY, COLD DAY IN VERMONT.

IT LOOKS LIKE A PICTURE

POSTCARD.

ANYONE TAKING IN THIS

PEACEFUL SCENE WOULD NEVER

KNOW VERMONT IS IN CRISIS.

GOVERNOR PETER SHUMLIN

SOUNDED THE ALARM EARLIER

THIS YEAR WHEN HE SAID: "IN

EVERY CORNER OF OUR STATE,

HEROIN AND OPIATE DRUG

ADDICTION THREATENS US."

HE DEVOTED HIS ENTIRE STATE

OF THE STATE ADDRESS, ALL 34

MINUTES, TO DRUG ADDICTION.

HE EXPLAINED THE HEAVY TOLL

IT TAKES ON THE ECONOMY AND

LIVES.

AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED,

THIS IS ONE OF THE REAL

BATTLES WE'RE FACING THAT

WE'VE GOT TO WIN.

AND WE'VE GOT TO DO THAT BY

CHANGING THE DISCUSSION AND

CHANGING THE POLICY.

Reporter: RANKING TINY

VERMONT AMONG THE TOP 10

STATES IN THE COUNTRY FOR

THE ABUSE OF PAINKILLERS AND

ILLICIT DRUG USE.

WILL GATES, A STUDENT AT THE

UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT AND

ALPINE SKIER DIED OF A

HEROIN OVER DOSE IN 2009.

I NEVER KNEW A HUMAN

BEING COULD FEEL THIS KIND

OF PAIN.

Reporter: GOVERNOR

SHUMLIN SAYS LAST YEAR THE

NUMBER OF DEADLY HEROIN

OVERDOSES NEARLY DOUBLED

FROM THE YEAR BEFORE.

ON TOP OF THAT, THE NEED FOR

TREATMENT OF OPIATE

ADDICTION HAS JUMPED MORE

THAN 770% SINCE THE YEAR

2000.

BOB BICK OVERSEES THE

SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES AT

VERMONT'S INSTITUTION.

TO HELP YOU BETTER

UNDERSTAND HIS SPIKE IN

HEROIN ADDICTION IN VERMONT,

IN 2002, THE HOWARD CENTER

OPENED ITS

MEDICATION-ASSISTED

TREATMENT PROGRAM WITH 70

PATIENTS.

TODAY IT SERVES MORE THAN

720.

YOU MAY ASK, WHY

VERMONT?

PART OF THE ANSWER DEALS

WITH HOW LEGISLATORS

ADDRESSED THE STATE'S

PROBLEM WITH PRESCRIPTION

PAINKILLERS.

FOR VARIOUS REASONS, THE

LAWS WERE TIGHTENED UP ON

THOSE PRODUCTS, AND THEY

BECAME HARDER TO GET.

ALL OF A SUDDEN WE SAW A

RESURGENCE IN HEROIN USE, IN

HEROIN ON THE STREETS.

WE SAW THAT IT WAS BEING

SOLD FOR VERY CHEAP PRICES,

TO OFFER PEOPLE AN

ALTERNATIVE TO THESE

HIGH-PRICED

PHARMACEUTICALS.

Reporter: HEROIN

DEALERS FROM LARGER AREAS,

LIKE BOSTON AND NEW YORK

CITY, BECOME SUPPLIERS TO

VERMONT AND OTHER PARTS OF

NEW ENGLAND.

YOU MAY RECALL THE RECENT

DEATH OF ACADEMY

AWARD-WINNING ACTOR PHILIP

SEYMORE HOFFMAN, WHO WAS

FOUND IN HIS NEW YORK CITY

APARTMENT WITH A SE SYRINGE

STILL IN HIS ARM.

THE POLICE CALL HIM A VICTIM

OF NEW YORK'S HEROIN

PROBLEM.

IT HAS LED TO OVERDOSES,

DEATHS, AND AN INCREASE IN

CRIME AMONG ADDICTS.

THE OTHER THING WE'VE

DONE IS LOOK AT THE HOME

INVASIONS AND BURGLARIES

INTO PEOPLE'S HOMES AND

UPPED THE PENALTIES THERE.

Reporter: THE HEROIN

EPIDEMIC IS SPREADING BEYOND

NEW ENGLAND, WITH LAWMAKERS

PROPOSING LEGISLATION TO

FIGHT WHAT IS NOW CONSIDERED

A PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS.

SO WHAT IS THE SOLUTION?

VERMONT'S GOVERNOR WANTS

MORE FOCUS ON TREATMENT

RATHER THAN JUSTICE.

DRUG AND ALCOHOL COUNSELLOR

DANA POFERMAN AGREES.

IF WE CAN GET TO THE

POINT WHERE WE CAN PROVIDE

TREATMENT ON DEMAND, THE

PEOPLE DO NOT HAVE TO WAIT

AND SOMETIMES DIE TRYING TO

GET INTO TREATMENT.

Reporter: STATE LEADERS

SAY UNFORTUNATELY THE CHURCH

HASN'T BEEN A FACTOR IN THE

FIGHT AGAINST VERMONT'S

HEROIN ADDICTION.

JOSH MASTERS HOPES TO CHANGE

THAT.

HE HEADS UP "CELEBRATE

RECOVERY" AND BURLINGTON'S

ES SEX ALLIANCE CHURCH.

I WANT TO ENCOURAGE OTHER

CHURCHES TO REACH OUT INTO

THE COMMUNITY.

WE ARE ALL BROKEN.

WE ALL COME FROM A BROKEN

PLACE.

PEOPLE LOOKED PAST MY

BROKENESS AND LOOKED AT ME

THROUGH GOD'S EYES, INSTEAD

OF THE WOASTLED WORLD'S

EYES.

THAT'S HOW WE NEED TO LOOK

AT PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITY

WHO ARE STRUGGLING, BECAUSE

WE'RE ALL STRUGGLING.

GET OUT THERE, LET PEOPLE

KNOW THAT JESUS CARES AND WE

CAN WALK WITH YOU THROUGH

YOUR RECOVERY.

Reporter: AND AT THE

SAME TIME, HELP RESCUE THOSE

WHO HAVE FALLEN PREY TO A

HEROIN CRISIS.

MARK MARTIN, BURLINGTON,

VERMONT.

Gordon: IT IS AN

INTERESTING CONSEQUENCE, YOU

TRY TO CLAMP DOWN ON

PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE, AND

WHAT POPS UP IS A HEROIN

EPIDEMIC.

WHAT HAS HAPPENED IS WE HAVE

LITERALLY BECOME A MEDICATED

SOCIETY.

AND WE'RE OVERPRESCRIBED.

PRESCRIPTION PAINCATION --

PAIN MEDICATION -- WHEN YOU

TAKE THAT AWAY, WHAT YOU'VE

DONE IS CREATED A POPULATION

THAT LITERALLY CRAVES THAT.

AND OPIATE ADDICTION IS

NOTHING TO LAUGH AT.

FOR THE PEOPLE THAT GET INTO

THAT TROUBLE, THE PAIN THEY

GO THROUGH IN WITHDRAWALç IS

LITERALLY INCREDIBLE.

SO, YES, IS UXERE A

TREATMENT OPTION?

TREATMENT BEING IMMEDIATELY

AVAILABLE TO ANYONE WHO

WANTS TO GET OFF OF THESE

HORRIBLE DRUGS?

ABSOLUTELY.

BUT WE'VE GOT TO LOOK AT THE

SOURCE.

HOW HAVE WE CREATED THIS

POPULATION OF ADDICTS?

SHOULD WE JUST SAY PERHAPS

THERE ARE OTHER REMEDIES,

OTHER THAN TAKING A PILL, TO

SOLVE THAT PROBLEM?

WE ALL NEED TO BE INVOLVED

IN THIS ONE, THE CHURCH, THE

LEGISLATURE, THE MEDICAL

COMMUNITY, TO HANDLE BOTH

THE WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS AND

THEN THE LONGER TERM

SPIRITUAL REHABILITATION OF

THE PEOPLE INVOLVED.

THIS IS GOING TO TAKE ALL OF

US WORKING TOGETHER.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, UP NEXT, A

SHOTGUN GOES OFF AT CLOSE

RANGE, AND A YOUNG HUNTER IS

HIT IN THE HEAD.

GIBB'S FRAME WAS

DESTROYED, AND A LARGE

PORTION OF IT GONE, AND

FILLED WITH BIRD SHOT

PELLETS.

THEY TOLD THAT GIBB HAD JUST

BEEN GIVEN HIS LAST RIGHTS

BY THE CHAPLAIN OF THE

HOSPITAL.

Terry: STAY TUNED TO

MEET A MIRACLE MAN WHO'S

CHANCE OF RECOVERY WAS LESS

THAN 1/10th OF 1%.

Terry: RICHARD AND BETH

GAIL HAVE BEEN ON A JOURNEY

NO PARENT EVER WANTS TO

TAKE.

IT BEGAN ON A FALL DAY IN

SEPTEMBER OF 2003.

THAT DAY RICHARD WAS

VOLUNTEERING AT THE LOCAL

HISTORY, WHEN H HIGH

SCHOOL, WHEN HE GOT A CALL

THAT TOOK HIS BREATH AWAY.

THAT MORNING WE HAD

STARTED PAINTING THE

FOOTBALL FIELD FOR THE

KIDS.

THE PHONE RANG, IT WAS

ACROSS THE FIELD, AND I

PICKED UP THE TELEPHONE.

THE VOICE ON THE OTHER END

SAID, MR. GAIL, THIS IS YOUR

SHERIFF.

YOU NEED TO GET DOWN HERE

IMMEDIATELY.

I COULD TELL BY THE QUIVER

IN HIS VOICE THAT IT HAD TO

BE SERIOUS.

AND I COULD JUST FEEL THE

AIR COMING OUT OF MY

BODYMENT.

Reporter BODY.

Reporter: THE GAIL

FAMILY WAS A PICTURE-PERFECT

FAMILY, BUT THAT PICTURE WAS

SHATTERED IN THE FALL OF

2003.

GIBB GAIL HAD JUST STARTED

COLLEGE WHEN HE AND A FRIEND

WENT DOVE HUNTING ONE

WEEKEND.

THEY HEARD A FLOCK, AND

QUICKLY PICKED UP THEIR 12

GAUGE SHOTGUNS AND TOOK

AIM.

HIS FRIEND'S GUN WENT OFF,

HITTING GIBB IN THE SIDE OF

THE HEAD.

RICHARD AND BETH AND THEIR

SON, TAYLOR, GOT IN THEIR

CAR TO MAKE THE FIVE-HOUR

TRIP TO SAVANNAH.

WE PRAYED ALL OF THE

WAY.

WE KEPT TRYING TO GET A HOLD

OF SOMEONE IN SAVANNAH AT

THE HOSPITAL, AND WE WERE

NOT ABLE TO GET THROUGH.

FINALLY MY DAD WA, BEING A

DOCTOR, WAS ABLE TO GET

THROUGH.

AND THEY SAID YOUR SON IS

ALIVE, BUT JUST BARELY.

HE HAD LITERALLY HUNDREDS

OF PELLETS IN HIS BRAIN

SUBSTANCE.

HE INITIALLY HAD A VERY LOW

GLASCO COMA SCORE, AND HE

WAS IN AND OUT OF

CONSCIOUSNESS.

I CAN REMEMBER ALL OF THE

WAY DOWN THERE HEARING MY

WIFE CALLING EVERYONE AND

SAYING, PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR

SON.

PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR SON.

PLEASE WAS ONE OF THE

ONLY WORDS WE COULD UTTER

OUT LOUD.

PLEASE.

MY HEAD WAS, GOD, PLEASE

KEEP HIM ALIVE, AT LEAST

UNTIL WE CAN GET THERE.

Reporter: WHEN THE

GAILS TIMELY REACHED THE

GAILS FINALLY REACHED THE

HOSPITAL, THEY REALIZED IT

WAS AT BAD AS THEY THOUGHT.

HE WAS VERY SWOLLEN, VERY

BRUISED, HE HAD BANDAGES

EVERYWHERE.

HE WAS KIND OF

UNRECOGNIZABLE.

AS A 14-YEAR-OLD KID, THAT

CARES YOU.

THAT SCARES YOU.

THEY TOLD US GIBB WAS

JUST GIVEN HIS LAST RIGHTS

BY THE CHAP LIN OF THE

CHAPLAIN OF THE HOSPITAL.

I CAN REMEMBER LOOKING AT

RICHARD AND SAYING, WHAT ARE

WE EVEN PRAYING FOR NOW?

IF HE DOES SURVIVE, IT IS

GOING TO BE HORRIBLE.

I DON'T WANT OUR CHILD TO

SUFFER.

AND RICHARD LOOKED AT ME AND

HE GRABBED ME BY THE

SHOULDERS, AND HE SAID,

WE'RE PRAYING FOR A

MIRACLE.

THAT'S WHAT WE'RE PRAYING

FOR.

IT WASN'T LONG BEFORE

LITERALLY PEOPLE FROM ALL

OVER THE WORLD WERE NOW

PRAYING FOR OUR SON.

Reporter: GIBB SPENT

THE NEXT THREE DAYS IN A

COMA.

AND THEN A NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE

THING HAPPENED.

GIBB OPENED HIS EYES AND

SPOKE.

GIBB'S FRAME WAS

DESTROYED, AND A LARGE

PORTION OF IT GONE AND

FILLED WITH BIRD-SHOT

PELLETS.

SO WHEN MY DAD HEARD GIBB

SPEAK HIS FIRST WORDS AND

THEY WERE COGNITIVE -- "HOW

IS YELLER?"

OUR DOG'S NAME WAS YELLER.

AND MY DAD SAY YOU REALIZE

YOU WITNESSED A MIRACLE.

Reporter: AND HE WAS

TRANSFERRED TO ANOTHER

HOSPITAL, AND WHILE THERE HE

SUFFERED COMPLICATIONS.

HE GOT AN INFECTION IN

HIS BRAIN, MERSA, AND AFTER

A COUPLE OF WEEKS OF SAYING,

WOW, A MIRACLE, HE IS GOING

TO SURVIVE, HE IS GOING TO

MAKE IT, AND THEN TO ALMOST

LOSE HIM WAS VERY

DISHEARTENING AND ANOTHER

TEST OF OUR FAITH.

WE WITNESSED THREE OR

FOUR CARDIO PULMONARY

ARRESTS.

HE WAS RUSHED TO EMERGENCY

SURGERY A NUMBER OF TIMES.

Reporter: THOUGH

DISCOURAGED AT TIMES, THEY

CLUNG TO EACH OTHER AND TO

THEIR FAITH IN GOD THROUGH

IT ALL.

I CAN REMEMBER, LIKE

YESTERDAY, LOOKING AT GIBB

AND THINKING, HOW ARE WE

GOING TO MAKE IT?

WE'VE NEVER BEEN TESTED LIKE

THIS.

IT WAS ALMOST LIKE GOD PUT

THIS THOUGHT INTO MY HEAD,

YOU KNOW WHAT, BETH, IT IS

TIME TO START BELIEVING WHAT

YOU SAY YOU BELIEVE.

GOD WAS TAKING CARE OF US

EVEN AT THAT POINT.

I THINK BETH AND I AND

TAYLOR ALL FELT A PEACE

ABOUT WHAT WAS GOING ON AT

THE TIME.

Reporter: EVENTUALLY

GIBB STABILIZED.

HE WAS HOSPITALIZED FOR SIX

MONTHS AND SPENT ANOTHER

THREE YEARS IN THERAPY.

HE HAD TO LEARN TO WALK,

TALK, AND FUNCTION AGAIN AT

A NORMAL LEVEL.

AT THE TIME, I DIDN'T

REALLY -- I WASN'T REALLY

AWARE OF HOW MANY PEOPLE

WERE PRAYING FOR ME.

BUT I BELIEVE THAT'S WHAT

SAVED MY LIFE.

I HAVE HAD, IN 30 YEARS,

MANY, MANY, MANY SEVERELY

INJURED PATIENTS.

I DON'T THINK ANYBODY CAN

TOP WHAT GIBB OVERCAME.

HIS CHANCES FOR SURVIVING

AND FOR PULLING THROUGH

WHERE HE HAS COME NOW WOULD

BE LESS THAN 1/10th OF

1%.

TRULY MIRACULOUS.

Reporter: BETH SAYS

THEY COULDN'T HAVE MADE IT

WITHOUT THE EARTHLY ANGELS

WHO WALKED WITH HIM.

PEOPLE LIKE GIBB FOOTBALL

COACH AND YOUNG LIFE LEADER,

COACH SCOTT.

COACH SCOTT WAS THERE FOR

MY FAMILY.

I FOUND OUT LATER HE PRETTY

MUCH CARRIED MY FAMILY

THROUGH THE WHOLE THING.

Reporter: GIBB WAS

WEARING A HAT SIGNED BY JEFF

FOXWORTHY THE DAY HE WAS

SHOT.

NOT ONLY DID JEFF GIVE HIM A

NEW ONE, HE DEDICATED A PAGE

TO GIBB IN HIS REDNECK

CALENDAR.

JEFF IS NOT JUST A GREAT

COMEDIAN, HE HAS A HUGE

HEART FOR GOD.

Reporter: BETH WAS SO

HUMBLED BY THE LOVE AND

SUPPORT, SHE WROTE, "AND

THEN CAME THE ANGELS."

AND SHE HOPES TO ENCOURAGE

PEOPLE GOING THROUGH SIMILAR

SITUATIONS.

I FELT REALLY GOD-PRESSED

THAT I NEEDED TO WRITE THIS

AND TO GLORIFY GOD THROUGH

THIS, AND ENCOURAGE OTHERS

TO DO THE SAME, AND GO TO

HIM FOR HELP, INSTEAD OF

RELYING ON OUR HUMAN

WEAKNESS.

THIS HAS AFFECTED MY

FAITH BY SHOWING ME

FIRSTHAND HOW POWERFUL GOD

IS.

THIS WAS IMPOSSIBLE FOR ME

TO GO FROM BEING SHOT IN THE

HEAD, TO GETTING THROUGH

COLLEGE, GRADUATING, AND

GOING OUT AND LIVING ON MY

OWN.

AND IT IS JUST UNFATHOMABLE

HOW POWERFUL HE IS AND ALL

HE HAS GOTTEN ME AND MY

FAMILY THROUGH.

Terry: NOW, IF THAT

DOESN'T BUILD YOUR FAITH, I

DON'T KNOW WHAT WILL.

BUT JUST IN CASE YOU NEED A

LITTLE MORE THIS MORNING, WE

WANT TO READ SOME ANSWERS TO

PRAY.

WHAT AN AMAZING STORY.

I MEAN, ONLY GOD.

THIS IS JUDY WHO LIVES IN

ALABAMA.

SHE HAD A GRANDDAUGHTER WHO

WAS BORN WITH A HIP DEFECT.

IT AFFECTED THE WAY SHE

WALKED AND MOVED.

AND IT ALSO BROUGHT PAIN

INTO HER BACK.

THE GIRL WAS ENROLLED IN

DANCE CLASSES TO HELP.

ON FRIDAY NIGHT, SHE AND HER

GRANDMA WOULD WATCH "THE 700

CLUB" TOGETHER.

ONE NIGHT THEY WERE WATCHING

AND GORDON, YOU GAVE THIS

WORD OF KNOWLEDGE.

THERE IS SOMEONE WITH LOWER

BACK PAIN, AND GOD IS

HEALING YOU.

JUDY PLACED HER HANDS ON HER

GRANDDAUGHTER'S BACK AND

CLAIMED THE WORD FOR HER.

THE GIRL SAID SHE NOTICED

THE DIFFERENCE RIGHT AWAY.

PAIN LEFT HER BODY, AND AT

HER NEXT DANCE CLASS, SHE

WAS PERFORMING WITHOUT ANY

PROBLEMS.

AND SHE HAS HAD NO

DIFFICULTIES SINCE THEN.

Gordon: DEBRA, HERE IN

HAMPTON, VIRGINIA, HAD A

CHRONIC COUGH.

THE DOCTOR COULDN'T FIND

ANYTHING THAT WAS CAUSING

THE PROBLEM, BUT IT LASTED

FOR TWO YEARS.

ONE DAY DEBRA WAS WATCHING

"THE 700 CLUB," AND THE

HOSTS WERE PRAYING, GIVING

WORDS OF KNOWLEDGE.

SHE THOUGHT TO HERSELF, THEY

DON'T EVER SAY ANYTHING

ABOUT ME.

WELL, JUST THEN, TERRY SAID

YOU HAVE A CHRONIC RASPINESS

IN YOUR THROAT, AND GOD IS

HEALING THAT FOR YOU RIGHT

NOW.

DEBRA SHOUTED, THAT'S ME.

AND THEN SHE BEGAN TO SING

PRAISES TO THE LORD.

HER VOICE WAS COMPLETELY

HEALED.

YOU DON'T NEED TO HAVE HALF

YOUR BRAIN SHOT OFF TO GET A

MIRACLE.

GOD NUMBERS THE VERY HAIRS

ON YOUR HEAD.

HE IS SO CONCERNED ABOUT

YOU.

EVERYTHING TO DO WITH YOU.

HE HAS MANY THOUGHTS TOWARDS

YOU.

THE BIBLE SAYS THAT WE CAN'T

EVEN NUMBER THEM.

HE CASE FOR US.

HE LOVES US.

HE DIED FOR US.

AND BY HIS STRIPES WE WERE

HEALED.

NOW, SO OFTEN IN LIFE WE

TAKE TWO EXTREMES.

ONE, WE SAY OUR PROBLEM IS

TOO BIG AND IT'S

IMPOSSIBLE.

AND THERE IS NO WAY I CAN

GET HELP.

THE OTHER SIDE, OUR PROBLEMS

ARE TOO LITTLE.

THIS IS TOO LITTLE TO BRING

TO GOD.

EITHER SIDE OF THAT IS

WRONG.

START ASKING YOURSELF HOW

BIG IS POSSIBLE?

BECAUSE JESUS SAYS NOTHING

IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR THEM THAT

BELIEVE.

SO NO MATTER HOW LITTLE THE

PROBLEM OR HOW BIG THE

PROBLEM, LET'S TAKE IT TO

GOD.

BECAUSE WITH HIM ALL THINGS

ARE POSSIBLE.

ALL THINGS.

SO ALL THINGS INCLUDES YOUR

THING.

WHATEVER THAT IS.

HE LOVES YOU.

HE IS CONCERNED ABOUT YOU.

HEç WATCHES OVER EVERYç

MOMENT.

JESUS, RIGHT NOW HE EVER

LIVES TO GIVE INTERCESSION

FOR THE SAINTS.

THAT'S YOU.

AND WHEN YOU START THINKING

JESUS IS PRAYING FOR YOU,

OKAY, WELL THEN YOU START

GETTING ALL THE FAITH YOU

NEED.

ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS

BELIEVE.

AND IF YOU HAVE THE FAITH TO

BELIEVE YOUR SINS ARE

FORGIVEN, YOU HAVE ALL OF

THE FAITH YOU NEED FOR

HEALING.

SO TERRY AND I ARE GOING TO

PRAY.

WHAT I WANT YOU TO DO IS LAY

YOUR HAND ON THE AREA OF THE

BODY THAT NEEDS HEALING.

ACT YOUR FAITH.

ACT IT, AND WE'LL AGREE.

AND THE BIBLE SAYS WHEN TWO

OR MORE AGREE TOUCHING

ANYTHING -- ANYTHING -- IT

SHALL BE DONE FOR THEM BY MY

FATHER IN HEAVEN.

THESE ARE THE WORDS OF

JESUS.

YOU CAN TRUST THEM.

YOU CAN RELY ON THEM.

YOU CAN BELIEVE IN HIM.

DON'T BELIEVE IN YOUR

PRAYER.

DON'T BELIEVE IN YOUR OWN

FAITH.

BELIEVE IN HIM.

WHAT HE HAS ALREADY

ACCOMPLISHED.

IT IS ALREADY DONE.

ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS RECEIVE

IT.

LET'S PRAY.

LORD, WE LIFT THE NEEDS OF

THE AUDIENCE TO YOU RIGHT

NOW.

AND IN PARTICULAR, WE PRAY

FOR THOSE WHERE THE DOCTORS

SAY THERE IS NO HOPE, THERE

IS NO CURE, THERE IS NO

RECOVERY.

WE PRAY FOR THOSE WHO RIGHT

NOW ARE IN HOSPITAL BEDS,

WONDERING, IS THIS THE END?

WILL I EVER GET OUT OF

HERE?

AND RIGHT WITH THEM YOU ARE

STANDING.

YOU ARE IN THEIR MIDST.

FOR WHEN TWO OR MORE ARE

GATHERED TOGETHER IN YOUR

NAME, YOU'RE THERE WITH US.

AND YOU'RE PRAYING AS WELL.

AND SO WE JOIN WITH YOUR

PRAYER AND OUR PRAYER, AND

WE BELIEVE RIGHT NOW FOR THE

IMPOSSIBLE.

FOR WITH YOU ALL THINGS ARE

POSSIBLE.

SO STRETCH FORTH YOUR HAND

TO DO WONDERS, TO DO

MIRACLES.

AND WE SAY OVER THESE PEOPLE

NOW BE HEALED IN JESUS' NAME

AND BE EVERY BIT WHOLE, FROM

THE TOP OF YOUR HEAD TO THE

SOLES OF YOUR FEET, LET

GOD'S MIRACLE POWER FLOW

THROUGH YOUR BODY AND REMOVE

ALL CANCER, ALL PAIN, ALL

SUFFERING.

JESUS BORE OUR ILLNESS ON

THE CROSS SO THAT WE DON'T

HAVE TO BEAR IT ANYMORE.

BE HEALED NOW IN THE NAME OF

JESUS.

THERE IS SOMEONE, YOU'RE

WATCHING AND YOU HEARD THE

STORY ABOUT THE RASPY

THROAT, AND YOU'VE GOT NOT

JUST A RASPY THROAT, YOU'RE

DEALING WITH CANCER.

IT IS VERY DIFFICULT FOR YOU

TO SWALLOW.

AND YOU'RE JUST CRYING OUT

FOR RELIEF.

GOD HAS HEARD YOUR PRAYER.

AND HE HAS TAKEN ALL THAT

TUMOR AWAY FROM YOU NOW IN

JESUS' NAME.

YOU'RE BEING COMPLETELY

HEALED.

YOU'RE BEING SET FREE FROM

THIS CURSE NOW.

IN JESUS' NAME, BE HEALED.

TERRY?

Terry: THERE IS SOMEONE

ELSE, YOU HAVE LESIONS ALL

OVER YOUR TONGUE AND THE

INSIDE OF YOUR MOUTH, ALSO

VERY PAINFUL.

GOD IS HEALING THAT

CONDITION FOR YOU.

WHAT HAS STAYED AND LINGERED

IS GOING TO GRADUALLY,

SLOWLY GO AWAY AND YOU'LL

NOT HAVE IT AGAIN.

AND THERE IS SOMEBODY ELSE,

YOU'VE BEEN DIAGNOSED

WITH -- I DON'T KNOW IF

THEY'RE TUMORS OR SOMETHING

IN YOUR LUNGS.

AND YOU HAVE SMOKED A GOOD

PORTION OF YOUR LIFE, AND

YOU FEEL LIKE GOD WON'T HEAL

YOU BECAUSE YOU FEEL

RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS.

GOD IS HEALING YOU

UNCONDITIONALLY AND LOVINGLY

AND COMPLETELY HEALING YOU.

Gordon: THERE IS A

TEENAGED GIRL, AND YOU'VE

GOT A CURVATURE IN YOUR

SPINE.

AND THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT

SURGERY.

THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT IT

DRAMATICALLY AFFECTING YOUR

LIFE.

AND YOUR WHOLE SPINE IS

BEING STRAIGHTENED NOW BY

THE POWER OF GOD.

HE IS DOING A WONDERFUL

MIRACLE FOR YOU,

STRAIGHTENING AND PUTTING

EVERYTHING BACK IN

ALIGNMENT, JUST AS WAS

ORIGINALLY INTENDED.

JUST RECEIVE IT.

IT'S NOT SOMETHING YOU HAVE

TO STRIVE FOR.

YOU JUST HAVE TO RELAX INTO

IT RIGHT NOW.

IN JESUS' NAME.

NOW, IN THE POWER OF THE

ANOINTING ON YOU RIGHT NOW,

GET UP AND DO WHAT YOU

COULDN'T DO BEFORE.

IF YOU COULDN'T BEND YOUR

BACK, BEND IT NOW IN JESUS'

NAME.

IF YOU COULDN'T TOUCH YOUR

TOES, DO IT NOW IN JESUS'

NAME.

AND REALIZE YOU'VE BEEN

HEALED AND SET FREE.?

LORD, WE THANK YOU, FOR YOU

ARE THE HEALER.

WHEN WE RECEIVE YOU, WE

RECEIVE THE ANSWER TO EVERY

HUMAN NEED.

BE WITH US NOW, FOR WE ASK

IT IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

IF YOU'VE BEEN TOUCHED BY

GOD, WE WANT TO SHARE YOUR

STORY.

WE WANT TO KNOW WHAT GOD IS

DOING IN THE WORLD TODAY.

SO GIVE US A CALL.

1-800-759-0700.

AND IF YOU NEED PRAYER -- WE

BELIEVE IN PE IN PREVAILING

PRAYER.

WE'RE HERE 24 HOURS A DAY,

SEVEN DAYS A WEEK.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CALL

US, 1-800-759-0700.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK WITH

MORE OF "THE 700 CLUB" RIGHT

AFTER THIS.

STILL AHEAD, THE FIRST

BASEMAN FOR THE BRONX

BOMBERS.

YOU'RE GOING TO GET

BOOED.

MARK DESHIRA TALKS ABOUT

HIS INSPIRATION ON TODAY'S

"700 CLUB."

THAT WAS MY AH-HAH

MOMENT.

WELCOME BACK TO "THE 700

CLUB."

PER DUPURDUE UNIVERSITY HAS

AGREED TO KEEP THE WORD GOD

ON A PLAQUE HONORING A MAJOR

DONOR.

THE DOCTOR GAVE MORE THAN

$12,000 FOR THE SCHOOL.

THE PLAQUE READ: "TO ALL

THOSE WHO SEEK TO BETTER THE

WORLD THROUGH THE

UNDERSTANDING OF GOD'S

PHYSICAL LAWS AND INNOVATION

OF PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS."

PURDUE TRIED TO REMOVE THE

WORD GOD FROM THE PLAQUE,

BUT McCRACKEN SUED,

CLAIMING THE SCHOOL HAD

VIOLATED THE FIRST

AMENDMENT.

THE SCHOOL WILL VERIFY THAT

THE QUOTE IS MACCLACKEN'S

AND NOT THE SCHOOL'S.

STUDENTS JOINED "OPERATION

BLESSING" AND STAGECOACH

MINISTRIES DURING THE

EIGHT-DAY IMPACT TRIP IN SAN

ANTONIO.

THEY HELPED DISTRIBUTE FOOD,

SERVED THE HOMELESS, AND

LOADED HUNDREDS OF BOXES OF

FOODS INTO THE VEHICLES OF

RESIDENTS IN NEED.

SERVING AN ESTIMATED 110

FAMILIES OVER THE COURSE OF

ONE DAY.

STAGECOACH MINISTRIES IS A

CBN PARTNER PROVIDING HELP

TO FAMILIES IN SAN ANTONIO

YEAR-ROUND.

YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE ABOUT

GOING TO OB.ORG.

GORDON AND TERRY WILL BE

BACK WITH MORE OF "THE 700

CLUB" RIGHT AFTER THIS.

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Gordon: MARK TESHERA IS

IN HIS SIXTH SEASON WITH THE

BRONX BOMBERS.

HE CONTINUES TO DISTINGUISH

HIMSELF AS ONE OF THE BEST

IN MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL.

HE TOLD SPORTS REPORTER SEAN

BROWN HE IS A VERY DIFFERENT

PLAYER TODAY THAN HE USED TO

BE ALL BECAUSE OF AN AH-HAH

MOMENT.

IN BASEBALL, IF YOU PUT

ALL OF YOUR HOPE AND DREAMS

AND ASPIRATIONS AND YOUR

HAPPINESS TOWARDS BASEBALL

AND WHAT YOU'RE DOING ON THE

FIELD, YOU WILL BE TRULY,

TRULY DISAPPOINTED ON A

DAILY BASIS.

Reporter: THAT'S THE

LESSON NEW YORK YANKEES MARK

TESHERA LEARNED EARLY IN HIS

BASEBALL CAREER.

AS THE FIRST-BASE MAN IT IS

A REVELATION THAT RINGS TRUE

EVERY TIME HE TAKES THE

FIELD IN YANKEE STADIUM.

THERE ARE VERY FEW

OPPORTUNITIES FOR A BASEBALL

PLAYER TO HAVE IT ALL.

FOUR FOR FOUR WITH TWO

HOMERUNS, WIN THE GAME, AND

EVERYONE IS HAPPY.

EVEN IN THE MIDST OF THAT

GAME, IF YOU'RE IN A ROGUE

CITY, YOU'RE GOING TO GET

BOOED.

OR IF YOU GO THREE FOR

THREE, BUT YOU POP OUT WITH

THE BASES LOADED AND YOU

LOSE THE GAME, YOUR HOME

TEAM BOOS YOU.

Reporter: MARK BECAME A

CHRISTIAN AS A KID, BUT

AFTER HE DEBUTED IN THE

MAJORS IN 2003 WITH THE

TEXAS RANGERS, HIS FOCUS ON

LIFE HAD SHIFTED A BIT.

EVERYTHING WAS ABOUT ME,

YOU KNOW, BASEBALL AND WHAT

I COULD DO FOR MYSELF AND

JUST FOR ME AND MY WIFE.

WHETHER IT WAS A

RELATIONSHIP WITH SOMEONE

ELSE, IF I DIDN'T LIKE THE

WAY THEY WERE DEALING WITH

ME, I JUST CUT THEM OFF AND

SAID, WELL, THAT'S NOT

HELPING ME.

AND I KNEW I HAD TO RELY ON

GOD, BUT I STILL DIDN'T HAVE

THAT RELATIONSHIP WITH

CHRIST, WHERE I HAD A DAILY

TALK WITH HIM AND REALLY

UNDERSTAND WHAT THAT

RELATIONSHIP WAS ALL ABOUT.

AND THAT WAS ONE THING, WHEN

YOU DON'T HAVE A

RELATIONSHIP WITH CHRIST,

YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND YOU

NEED TO LOVE EVERYBODY.

NOT ACCEPT OR TOLERATE

PEOPLE, BUT TRULY LOVE

THEM.

Reporter: THEN IN 2006,

MARK DISCOVERED WHAT TRUE

LOVE REALLY MEANT WHEN HE

BECAME A FATHER.

MY SON CAME ALONG, AND I

SAID, WOW!

I SAID I AM SO SELFISH.

I CAN'T BELIEVE HOW SELL

FIS SELFISH I'VE BEEN FOR

THE FIRST 25 YEARS OF MY

LIFE.

AND NOW I HAVE THIS LITTLE

BOY FOR MY WIFE AND I TO

TAKE CARE OF.

THAT WAS THE AH-HAH MOMENT.

THE LOVE THAT GOD HAS FOR ME

IS THE SAME LOVE I NOW HAVE

FOR MY SON.

Reporter: MARK HAD A

NEW PERSPECTIVE ON LIFE AND

BASEBALL.

IT HAS BEEN DESCRIBED AS A

GAME WHERE YOU FAIL MORE

TIMES THAN YOU SUCCEED.

MARK SAYS THAT'S WHEN YOUR

FAITH IN GOD TAKES THE

PLACE.

GOD HAS NEVER

DISAPPOINTED ME.

I KNOW HIS WILL, NO MATTER

FAILURE OR SUCCESS, IT'S HIS

WILL.

AND I NEED TO SUBMIT TO THAT

WILL.

Reporter: IN 2007, MARK

WAS OFFERED A LUCRATIVE DEAL

TO STAY WITH THE RANGERS,

BUT HE DECLINED.

AND HE WAS TRADED TO THE

ATLANTA BRAVES.

HE SAYS IT IS DECISIONS LIKE

THAT WHERE HE RELIES ON GOD

FOR GUIDANCE.

IF YOU'RE NOT PRAYING

ABOUT EVERY BIG DECISION IN

YOUR LIFE, THEN YOU HAVE THE

OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE THE

WRONG DECISIONS.

WE HOPE TO SAY, YOU KNOW,

GOD, I'M GOING TO FOLLOW

YOU.

AND WHEREVER YOU POINT ME,

I'M GOING TO DO WHATEVER I

CAN DO TO MAKE THE BEST OF

THE SITUATION AND GLORIFY

YOU.

BECAUSE AT THE END OF THE

DAY, NO WHAT YOU'RE DOING,

PLAYING BASEBALL OR YOU'RE A

MEMBER OF THE MEDIA, OR A

MEMBER OF THE STAFF HERE AT

THE STADIUM, WHATEVER YOUR

DOING, YOU NEED TO BE DOING

FOR THE GLORY OF GOD.

Reporter: LISTENING TO

GOD PAID OFF BIG.

THAT SEASON HE HAD A 317

BATTING AVERAGE AND HAD 17

HOMERUNS.

THEN IN 2009, AFTER A STOP

IN ANAHEIM, HE SIGNED WITH

THE BRONX BOMBERS TO BE A

NEW YORK YANKEE.

AND THAT SEASON, HE AND THE

YANKEES BECAME WORLD

CHAMPIONS.

I KNEW IF I PRAYED ABOUT

IT, EVERYTHING WOULD BE

TAKEN CARE OF.

I'VE ALWAYS SAID, EVERY BIG

DECISION IN YOUR LIFE, IF

YOU PRAY ABOUT IT, IS AN

EASY DECISION.

IT'S TRUE.

WHEN I PLAYING, I PRAY A

LOT.

GAME SIX OF THE WORLD

SERIES, I PRAYED MORE THAT

GAME THAN I EVER HAD BECAUSE

THE STAKES WERE SO HIGH.

I WAS SAYING, GOD, PLEASE

DON'T LET ME THINK TOO FAR

AHEAD.

AND THEN, GOD, PLEASE BE

WITH MARIANO IN THE NINTH

INNING, THAT LAST OUT.

GOD, PLEASE DON'T LET ME

DROP THIS BALL.

THOSE TYPES OF THINGS

BECAUSE WHEN YOU GET CAUGHT

UP IN THE EMOTIONS OF A

GAME, OR ANYTHING THAT

YOU'RE DOING, IF YOU DON'T

HAVE GOD ON YOUR SIDE,

YOU'RE PLAYING BY YOURSELF A

LITTLE BIT.

AND I ALWAYS WANT GOD ON MY

SIDE.ú

Reporter: MARK IS IN

HIS 12th SEASON, HIS 6th

WITH THE YANKEES.

JUST KEEPING EVERYTHING INTO

PERSPECTIVE AND LEAVING WHAT

HAPPENS ON AND OFF THE FIELD

IN GOD'S HANDS.

NUMBER ONE, I HAVE BEEN

SO BLESSED.

I ALWAYS GIVE THANKS TO

JESUS AND TO GOD.@Ñ

BECAUSE IF IT WASN'T FOR THE

NATURAL ABILITY I WAS GIVEN,

I WOULD NEVER BE HERE.

I REALLY DON'T LIKE THE

SELF-MADE LABEL THAT SOME

PEOPLE SAY.

SOME PEOPLE SAY HE IS

SELF-MADE, AND HE WORKS SO

HARD.

OF COURSE HARD WORK IS

IMPORTANT, BUT IF YOU DON'T@+@+

GIVE CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS

DUE, THEN YOU START

BELIEVING IN YOURSELF MORE

THAN BELIEVING IN GOD.

I THINK THAT'S WHERE GUYS

GET IN TROUBLE.

I ALWAYS TRY TO KEEP THE

PERSPECTIVE, IT IS NOT

REALLY ME.

IT IS BECAUSE OF THE GIFTS

I'VE BEEN GIVEN.

I'M NOTHING WITHOUT GOD.

IT DOESN'T MATTER WHO YOU

ARE, IF YOU THINK YOU CAN

LIVE THIS LIFE WITHOUT GOD

IN YOUR LIFE, YOU'RE GOING

TO BE DISAPPOINTED A LOT

ALONG THE WAY.

Gordon: ARE YOU

DISAPPOINTED?

AND ARE YOU DISAPPOINTED A

LOT?

LIFE ISN'T TURNING OUT THE

WAY YOU THOUGHT, AND YOU'RE

STARTING TO WONDER.

AND HAVE YOU TRIED TO MAKE

IT ON YOUR OWN?

DO YOU HAVE FAITH IN

YOURSELF AS OPPOSED TO FAITH

IN GOD?

NOW, THERE ARE TWO TYPES OF

PEOPLE THAT I WANT TO TALK

YOU ABOUT.

ONE, YOU'VE NEVER TRIED IT.

YOU'VE NEVER SAID, JESUS,

CAN YOU HELP ME?

IF YOU'RE THERE, IF THIS IS

REAL, IF YOU REALLY ARE MY

SAVIOR, IF YOU'RE REALLY MY

FRIEND, IF YOU'RE REALLY THE

MESSIAH, COULD YOU SHOW ME?

THE OTHER KIND ARE JUST LIKE

TEX, WHERE YOU MADE A

DECISION IN CHILDHOOD, AND

THEN FOR WHATEVER REASON,

YOU STARTED LIVING LIFE ON

YOUR OWN TERMS.

AND YOU FORGOT TO PRAY, AND

YOU DIDN'T PUT DECISIONS IN

GOD'S HANDS.

YOU KEPT THEM IN YOUR

YOURS.

S.

YOU THOUGHT YOU COULD MAKE

IT ON YOUR OWN SKILL, NOT

REALIZING THAT IT WAS GOD

WHO PUT THAT SKILL IN YOU,

GOD WHO MADE YOU ABLE, AND

GOD WHO WANTS TO DIRECT AND

GUIDE YOU.

AND INSTEAD OF ASKING HIM

FOR HIS WISDOM, YOU THOUGHT

YOU COULD MAKE IT ON YOUR

OWN.

EITHER WAY, LET'S PRAY

TOGETHER.

FOR SOME IT'S A

REDEDICATION.

FOR OTHERS, THIS IS THE

FIRST TIME.

BUT THERE IS A GREAT

RELATIONSHIP AWAITING YOU,

WHERE HE'LL GUIDE, HE'LL

DIRECT, HE'LL PROTECT, HE'LL

WARN, AND HE'LL HELP YOU

ALONG THE WAY.

NO MATTER WHAT IS FACING

YOU, SUCCESS FOR FAILURE,

YOU NEED GOD IN THE MIDDLE

OF ALL OF IT.

AND WHEN YOU GET INTO THIS

RELATIONSHIP, IT WILL BE THE

GREATEST ADVENTURE YOU'RE

EVER GOING TO TAKE.

SO BOW YOUR HEAD WITH ME.

LET'S PRAY A VERY SIMPLE

PRAYER, AND LET GOD BE ALL

THAT HE CAN BE FOR YOU.

HE WANTS TO DO THAT.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO BEG HIM

FOR IT.

HE WANTS TO BE YOUR SAVIOR.

HE WANTSç TO BE YOUR FIRSTç

AND FOREMOST PRIORITY.

SO BOW YOUR HEAD, CLOSE YOUR

EYES, AND LET'S PRAY

TOGETHER.

JESUS -- THAT'S RIGHT, SAY

IT OUT LOUD.

JESUS, I COME TO YOU AND I

ASK THAT YOU COME INTO MY

HEART.

AND, JESUS, I ASK THAT YOU

FORGIVE ME FOR NOT PUTTING

YOU FIRST, FOR NOT ALLOWING

YOU TO GUIDE ME, TO DIRECT

ME.

SO, JESUS, FORGIVE ME.

BE WITH ME.

AND I ASK NOW THAT YOU WOULD

OPEN MY EARS AND OPEN MY

EYES AND GIVE ME A HEART OF

UNDERSTANDING, THAT I MAY

KNOW THE GREATNESS OF YOUR

POWER TOWARDS US WHO

BELIEVE.

BE WITH ME NOW FOR I ASK IT

IN JESUS' NAME.

FATHER, FOR THOSE WHO JUST

PRAYED, I ASK THAT YOUR

POWER AND YOUR LOVE

OVERWHELM THEM AND FILL

THEM.

BREATHE ON THEM NOW, LORD,

AND LET THEM KNOW THAT YOUR

PRESENCE WILL NEVER LEAVE

THEM AND WILL NEVER FORSAKE

THEM.

I ASK IT ALL IN JESUS'

NAME.

AMEN.

IF YOU PRAYED WITH ME, I'VE

GOT SOMETHING FOR YOU.

IT'S A FREE PACKET.

IT'S CALLED "A NEW DAY."

IN THERE WHAT ARE THE

PRINCIPLES OF THE CHRISTIAN

FAITH?

WHAT DO CHRISTIANS BELIEVE?

AND HOW DO YOU LIVE THE

CHRISTIAN LIFE?

IT IS ALL FREE.

THERE IS A TOLL-FREE

NUMBER.

1-800-759-0700.

CALL IT NOW.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK AFTER

THIS.

Terry: FOR GYPSY

FAMILIES IN THE UKRAINE,

POVERTY AND HUNGER ARE A WAY

OF LIFE.

MEDICAL CARE IS AN URGENT

NEED, AND YET MANY OF THESE

FAMILIES HAVE NEVER SEEN A

DOCTOR, UNTIL NOW.

AN TABEANSTASHA'S IMMUNE

SYSTEM GOT SO WEAK, SHE

DEVELOPED INFECTIONS THAT

MADE HER HAIR FALL OUT.

SHE HAD ONE BALD PATCH AT

FIRST.

THEN THEY BEGAN TO SPREAD.

Terry: HER FATHER WORKS

HARD AS A DAY LABORER TO

PROVIDE FOR HIS FAMILY.

I WANT TO FEED AND TAKE

CARE OF MY FAMILY.

BUT WE NEVER HAVE ANY

MONEY.

I BROKE MY WRIST, AND MY

FINGERS DON'T WORK WELL.

THAT'S WHY NOBODY GIVES ME A

GOD JOB.

Terry: SO IMAGINE HER

DISTRESS WHEN HER HAIR

STARTED FALLING OUT IN BIG

CLUMPS.

SHE FELT EMBARRASSED AND HID

INSIDE HER HOME FOR MONTHS

BECAUSE SHE KNEW THE OTHER

CHILDREN WOULD TEASE HER.

SHE USED TO COME HOME IN

TEARS.

I TOLD HER SHE DIDN'T HAVE

TO LEAVE THE HOUSE UNTIL WE

COULD GET HER BETTER.

Terry: BUT SHE WASN'T

RECOVERING, SO HER FODDER

PRAYED.

> MOTHER PRAYED.

I SAID, GOD, MY CHILDREN

ARE IN YOUR HANDS.

NOBODY SEES AND KNOWS MY

TROUBLES, BUT YOU SEE, YOU

KNOW, AND YOU CAN HELP.

Terry: RIGHT AROUND

THAT TIME, WE LEARNED THERE

WERE MANY KIDS IN THIS CAMP

WHO NEEDED URGENT MEDICAL

CARE.

SO WE SET UP A TEMPORARY

MEDICAL CLINIC FOR THEM.

SHE NEEDED TREATMENT

IMMEDIATELY.

WITHOUT YOUR HELP, HER HAIR

WOULD NEVER GROW AGAIN.

THEY WERE SO NICE, AND

TREATED US DAY AND NIGHT.

THEY GAVE US FREE MEDICINE

AND TOLD US HOW TO USE IT.

Terry: BUT WE KNEW KNEE

THEY NEEDED EVEN MORE HELP,

SO WE GAVE THEM CHICKENS,

HELPED THEM PLOWED THEIR

LAND, AND GAVE THEM SEEDS TO

PLANT.

THANKS TO YOU, OUR FAMILY

WILL HAVE FOOD.

Terry: GOOD NUTRITION

AND THE RIGHT MEDICINE

HELPED ANSTASHA RECOVER.

I THANK GOD AND YOU FOR

EVERYTHING YOU HAVE DONE FOR

OUR FAMILY.

I'M SO GRATEFUL THAT YOU

FOUND A CURE FOR MY

DAUGHTER, THAT SHE IS

HEALTHY AND THAT NOBODY

MAKES FUN OF HER.

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH.

Gordon: AND THANK YOU.

IF YOU'RE A MEMBER OF "THE

700 CLUB," YOU'RE PART OF

THAT.

IF YOU'RE NOT A MEMBER, JOIN

WITH US NOW.

IT IS JUST $20 A MONTH, 65

CENTS A DAY.

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PROMISE," THERE IS A PLACE

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AND YOU CAN DO THAT.

OR CALL US AND SAY, I WANT

TO GIVE TO "ORPHANS' PROMISE."

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM PSALMS: "FOR YOU,

LORD, ARE GOOD AND READY TO

FORGIVE AND ABUNDANT IN

MERCY TO ALL THOSE WHO CALL

UPON YOU."

GOD BLESS YOU.

WE'LL SEE YOU NEXT WEEK.

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