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The 700 Club - March 21, 2014

A young woman’s prayers spark a miracle that brings water to a village in Kenya. Plus, NFL wide receiver Jason Avant's underprivileged childhood couldn't stop God's plan for his life. Read Transcript


IT'S PART CHURCH AND PART

ROCK CONCERT.

WE'LL TALK WITH PASTOR CARL

LENTJ AND GET AN INSIDE LOOK

AT THE BIG APPLE'S HOTTEST

CHURCH.

I DON'T COME TO CHURCH

BECAUSE THERE IS A LOT OF

HYPOCRITES.

WELL, WE'VE GOT ROOM FOR ONE

MORE.

I LOVE TO PLAY FOOTBALL,

BUT IN THE BIG SCHEME OF

LIFE, IT'S THIS BIG.

Gordon: HE PLAYS WITH

HIS WR9 IN THE HUDDLE.

IT WAS THE HAPPIEST DAY

OF HER LIFE.

Gordon: WELL, WELCOME

TO "THE 700 CLUB."

NANCY PELOSI SAYS OBAMACARE

WILL BE A WINNER FOR THE

DEMOCRATIC PARTY IN THIS

YEAR'S MID-TERM ELECTIONS.

WELL, POLITICAL ANALYSTS,

AND EVEN SOME OTHER

DEMOCRATS SAY JUST THE

OPPOSITE.

Terry: POLLS ARE

SHOWING THAT THE UNPOPULAR

LAW COULD SERIOUSLY HURTd5=IQM THIS YEAP

DAVID BRODY TALKED TO SOME

MEMBERS OF THE PARTY TO GET

THEIR REACTION.

David: THE AFFORDABLE

CARE ACT MAY BE KNOWN AS

OBAMACARE, BUT FOR

DEMOCRATS, IT IS LIKE

OBAMASCARE.

ALEX SINK GOT SUNK DURING A

SPECIAL ELECTION IN FLORIDA

LAST WEEK.

WOW.

Reporter: JOLLY

CAMPAIGNED ON APPEALING

OBAMACARE AND WON.

SINK EMBASED OBAMACARE AND

LOST.

THAT IS THE BIG CHALLENGE

FOR DEMOCRATS RUNNING FOR

RE-ELECTION ON CAPITOL

HILL.

THEY ALL VOTED FOR

OBAMACARE, AND NOW THEY'RE

TRYING TO DISTANCE

THEMSELVES FROM IT.

IF THEY DON'T, THEY MAY NOT

BE UP HERE NEXT YEAR.

DEMOCRATS CURRENTLY CONTROL

THE SENATE, BUT REPUBLICANS

COULD TAKE OVER.

ALASKA SENATOR MARK

BAYGAUGE, MARY LAND DRO IN

LOUISIANA, AND MARK UDO IN

COLORADO, AND MARK PRIOR

DOWN IN ARKANSAS.

I KNOW WE HAVE A TON OF

OUTSIDE MONEY COMING IN

AGAINST ME.

AND THEY'RE GOING TO TRY TO

CONVINCE PEOPLE I'M NOT THE

KIND OF SENATOR THEY WANTTHE LAST 12 YEARS.

BUT THE TRUTH IS I HAVE A

GREAT RELATIONSHIP WITH THE

STATE.

THERE IS A TRUST

RELATIONSHIP HERE.

Reporter: THE GROUP

CONSERVATIVES ARE

QUESTIONING THAT TRUST, AND

THEY ARE REMINDING PEOPLE

THAT PRIOR BACKED OBAMACARE

AND IT IS HURTING PEOPLE IN

ARKANSAS.

WE RECEIVED A LETTER FROM

OUR INSURANCE COMPANY IN

DECEMBER OF 2014 2013, WE

WOULD NO LONGER BE COVERED

WITH IT.

I KNOW PEOPLE IN ARKANSAS

ARE FRUSTRATED WITH IT.

THAT WAS A HARD, HARD PIECE

OF LEGISLATION TO PASS.

Reporter: PRIOR AGREES

CHANGES NEED TO BE MADE, BUT

HE IS STICKING BY THE

CONTROVERSIAL LAW.

IF YOU GET 80% OF IT

RIGHT, YOU'VE DONE

SOMETHING.

I THINK WE DID DO SOMETHING

RIGHT.

WE GOT A LOT OF IT RIGHT.

BUT IT IS FAR FROM PERFECT.

Reporter: FROM THE

BEGINNING, OBAMACARE HAS

BEEN UNDER A DARK CLOUD.

FIRST THE WEBSITE CRASHED,

AND THEN CAME THE POLICY

CANCELLATIONS, REFUTED

PRESIDENT OBAMA'S PROMISE

THAT AMERICANS COULD KEEP

THEIR HEALTH INSURANCE, AND

THE LIST GOES ON.

ONE TOP HOUSE DEMOCRAT

DOESN'T BELIEVE IT WILL

BECOME THE DEMOCRATS' DEATH

NAIL.

Reporter: HOW DO

DEMOCRATS TAKE BACK THE

HOUSE?

IT IS DOABLE IN THIS CLIMATE

OF BASHING THE DEMOCRATS.

I DO THINK DEMOCRATS WILL

PICK UP ADDITIONAL SEATS IN

THE HOUSE.

THE QUESTION IS IF YOU CAN

GET TO THE MAGIC NUMBER OF

17, WHICH IS WHAT DEMOCRATS

NEED TO GET THE MAJORITY IN

THE HOUSE.

LOOK, THERE IS A LOT OF TIME

BETWEEN NOW AND NOVEMBER,

POLITICALLY SPEAKING.

A LOT CAN CHANGE.

Reporter: WILL THESE

DEMOCRATS TURN TO THE

PRESIDENT FOR HELP DURING

HIS CAMPAIGN?

HIS POPULARITY IS SINKING

FAST.

WHETHER OR NOT THE

PRESIDENT COMPAIGNS IN ALL

OF THE COUNTRY, IT DEPENDS

IF HE HAS TIME TO DO IT.

Reporter: AND RIGHT NOW

THE REQUEST FROM VULNERABLE

DEMOCRATS IS TO FIGURE OUT

HOW NOT TO GET SUNK BY

OBAMACARE.

DAVID BRODY, CBN NEWS,

WASHINGTON.

Gordon: IN OTHER NEWS,

THE SEARCH FOR POSSIBLE

DEBRIS FROM THAT MALAYSIAN

JET IS STILL PROVING TO BE

DIFFICULT.

JOHN JESSUP HAS THAT STORY

FROM WASHINGTON.

Reporter: THAT'S RIGHT,

GORDON.

THE HUNT FOR CLUES TO THE

FATE OF FLIGHT 370 IS

INTENSIFYING WITH SEARCH

PLANES HONING IN ON OBJECTS

SPOTTED BY TWO SATELLITE

IMAGES IN THE INDIA OCEAN.

THEY COULD BE PIECES OF THE

MISSING JETLINER.

BAD WEATHER HAMPERED SEARCH

EFFORTS ON THURSDAY.

AND SEARCHERS DIDN'T FIND

ANYTHING TODAY.

U.S. AND AUSTRALIAN PLANES

ARE ABOUT 1500 MILES OFF THE

AUSTRALIAN COAST.

THE OFFICIALS SAY THE SEARCH

HAS BEEN VERY DIFFICULT.

IT IS ABOUT THE MOST

INACCESSIBLE SPOT YOU CAN

IMAGINE ON THE FACE OF THE

EARTH.

IF THERE IS ANY DEBRIS

THERE, WE WILL FIND IT.

WE OWE IT TO THE FAMILIES OF

THOSE PEOPLE TO DO NO LESS.

Reporter: MALAYSIANS

IUUHORITIES HAVE

OUT ANY POSSIBLE EXPLANATION

FOR HOW THE JET WENT

MISSING.

HERE AT HOME, A JURY HAS

RULED NORTH CAROLINA

UNIVERSITY VIOLATED A

PROFESSOR'S RIGHT TO FIRST

SPEECH.

HE ARGUED SCHOOL

ADMINISTRATORS OVERLOOKED

HIM FROM PROMOTION AFTER HE

CONVERTED FROM ATHEISM TO

CHRISTIANITY.

ON THURSDAY, A JURY RULED IN

HIS FAVOR.

THE TRIAL COURT WILL

DETERMINE HIS COMPENSATION

LATER.

THE AMERICAN CENTER FOR LAW

AND JUSTICE REPRESENTED

ADAMS.

THEY CALLED THE VERDICT AN

IMPORTANT VICTORY FOR

ACADEMIC FREEDOM AND THE

FIRST AMENDMENT.

WELL, THE MOVIE "NOAH" HITS

THEATERS NEXT WEEKEND, BUT

THE FILM HAS BEEN GENERATED

BUZZ AND CONTROVERSY FOR

SOME MONTHS.

SOME CALL IT AN

ENVIRONMENTAL CRUSADE THAT

IS TOO FAR FROM THE BIBLICAL

STORIES.

BUT SOME ARE SPEAKING OUT.

SOME OF THE VOICES ARE HEARD

HERE IN THE SPECIAL VIDEO

THE STUDIO RELEASED TO CBN

NEWS.

IT IS A HORRIFYING STORY

OF HOW SERIOUS HUMAN

SINFULNESS IS.

I KNOW ANY GOOD MOVIE HAS

TO DEVIATE FROM THE BOOK.

I LOVE THE CHOICES THEY

MADE.

I THOUGHT IT WAS A STORY

THAT COULD HAVE STOPPED ONCE

THEY GOT ON THE BOAT, BUT IT

KEPT ME WANTING TO GO BACK

AND READ NOAH AGAIN.

IT INVITES US TO TAKE A

LOOK AT THE BOOK.

THE PRESIDENT OF NATIONAL

RELIGIOUS BROADCASTERS

PRAISED THE FILM FOR ITS

PRODUCTION, ACTING, AND THE

COMPONENTS OF SIN, JUDGMENT,

AND RESTORATION.

THAT CAOe OUT AFTER PARMONT

PICTURES SAID EXCLUSIVE

RIGHTS WERE TAKEN.

DRONES ARE AMONG THE HOTTEST

TOPICS IN STATE HOUSES

ACROSS THE COUNTRY THIS

YEAR.

THAT'S BECAUSE PRIVACY

ADVOCATES AND GOVERNMENT

AGENCIES ARE BATTLING OVER

THEIR USES.

MORE THAN 35 STATES ARM

CONSIDERING DRONE

LEGISLATION THIS YEAR.

LAW ENFORCEMENT AND LOCAL

GOVERNMENTS WANT TO USE

REMOTE-CONTROLLED AIRCRAFT

FOR EVERYTHING FROM

SURVEILLANCE TO

SEARCH-AND-RESCUE.

BUT WATCHDOG GROUPS ARE

URGING STATE LEGISLATORS TO

STEP IN AND HEAD OFF ANY

PRIVACY CONCERNS.

WHILE GOVERNMENT IS WORKING

ON REGULATIONS, COMPANIES

AROUND THE WORLD ARE WASTING

NO TIME.

AND AS GEORGE THOMAS

EXPLAINS, THEY'RE FINDING

ALL KINDS OF USES FOR

DRONES.

George: DRONE

TECHNOLOGY IS FLOURISHING,

AND WITH IT COMES AN EAGER

MARKETPLACE.

PHOTOGRAPHERS, REAL ESTATE

AGENTS, MOVIE-MAKERS AND

OTHERS ARE EMBRACING THE

FLYING DEVICES.

LAST WEEK, IN FACT, A DRONE

WAS USED TO CAPTURE PICTURES

OF THAT EAST HARLEM BUILDING

EXPLOSION.

AND HERE PICTURES TAKEN BY A

DRONE ARE BEING USED TO HELP

SELL THIS LUXURY PROPERTY

OVERLOOKING THE HUDSON

RIVER.#ShP &Cú

IT HAS A UNIQUE VIEW OF

THE HOUSE AND THE

SURROUNDING AREAS.

IT REALLY IS IMPRESSIVE.

George: TEAM BLACK

SHEEP IS ONE OF MANY VIDEO

COMPANIES TO USE DRONE

TECHNOLOGY FOR SOME OF ITS

FILMS, BUT EVEN AS POPULAR

AS DRONES ARE BECOMING IN

THE U.S.

FEDERAL AVIATION

ADMINISTRATION PR PROHIBITS

THEIR COMMERCIAL USE.

IT IS GOING TO HAPPEN

WITH OUR WITHOUT OUT.

C%KWVTHAT'S BECAUSE

COMMERCIAL DRONES ARE

ALREADY BEING USED IN

COUNTRIES WHERE COMPANIES

SAY THE AIRCRAFT POSE LITTLE

THREAT IF THEY FOLLOW THE

RULES.

ONE COMPANIES HAS A PROJECT

IN HAITI TO DELIVER

MEDICINE.

THEY ARE TOTAL THE

DISCONNECTED FROM MEDICINE.

IT IS VERY HARD TO GIVE THEM

ACCESS TO CONSUMER GOODS.

AND IT IS EXTRMMDLY HARD FOR

THEM TO GET THEIR GOODS TO

MARKET.

George: IN JAPAN,

HELICOPTER DRONES HAVE BEEN

SPRAYING CROPS FOR 20

YEARS.

SOUTH KOREA LAUNCHED A

SIMILAR PROGRAM FIVE YEARS

AGO, AND AUSTRALIA RECENTLY

STARTED USING THEM.

D.H. L. IS TESTING A 'COPTER

DRONE THAT CAN DELIVER

URGENTLY NEEDED GOODS TO

HARD TO REACH PLACES.

BUT MANY SAY F.A.A. RULES

ARE LEAVING THE U.S. LAGGING

BEHIND.

GEORGE THOMAS, CBN NEWS.

SOME HACKERS HAVE THE

DRONE THAT CAN STEAL

INFORMATION RIGHT OFF YOUR

SMARTPHONE.

CNN MONEY REPORTS THEY HAVE

BEEN TESTING THOSE DRONES.

AND IT WILL BE ON THE AGENDA

AT THE WHITE HOUSE TODAY.

PRESIDENT OBAMA IS GETTING

TOUGHER WITH TECH C.E.O.s

ON THOSE ISSUES.

THE MEETING COMES AS THE

WHITE HOUSE HAS STARTED A

COMPETENCE REVIEW ON THE

SUBJECT OF INFORMATION AND

PRIVACY.

THE "NEW YORK TIMES"

RECENTLY PUBLISHED AN OP ED

THAT SAID WE ARE IN THE

WILDWEST OF PRIVACY.

Gordon: WE CERTAINLY

ARE.

I WISH THE GOVERNMENT WOULD

GET TOUGHER ON THE

GOVERNMENT REGARDING

PRIVACY.

THE ACCESS THE N.S.A.

CLEARLY HAS TO LITERALLY

EVERY TEXT MESRQGE, EVERY

E-MAIí, ALL OF THE METADATA

ON PHONE CALLS, THE LOCATION

OF THAT PHONE -- ALL OF THIS

INFORMATION IS BEING STORED,

AND THEN WHO IS WATCHING THE

WATCHERS.

I DON'T THINK IT IS THE

WILD, WILDWEST AS MUCH AS

WE'VE LOST IT.

WE NEED COMPREHENSIVE

REVIEW, WHAT CAN THE

GOVERNMENT KEEP AND WHAT

MUST THEY DELETE ON THE

AVERAGE CITIZEN.

TERRY?

Terry: COMING UP, MEET

THE PREACHER WHO'S CHURCH IS

HELD IN A NIGHTCLUB.

ONE TIME SOMEBODY SAID, I

DON'T COME TO CHURCH BECAUSE

THERE ARE A LOT OF

HYPOCRITES.

AND I WAS, LIKE, WE HAVE

ROOM FOR ONE MORE.

Terry: THE

UNCONVENTIONAL PASTOR OF

HILL SUNG CHURCH IN NEW YORK

CITY.

THAT'S NEXT.

*

Gordon: HE'S BEEN

CALLED A PE PENTECOSTAL

POWERHOUSE.

PASTOR CARL LENT4o IS DRAWING

THOUSANDS EACH WEEK TO THIS

CHURCH.

MANY OF WHOM WOULD NEVER

DARKEN THE DOOR OF A

TRADITIONAL CHURCH.

THEY INCLUDE THE FAMOUS AND

THE NOT SO FAMOUS, AS

CHARLENE REPORTS.

LORD, HERE I AM, USE ME.

I KNOW YOU'RE NOT LOOKING

FOR PERFECT PEOPLE.

YOU'RE LOOKING FOR AVAILABLE

ONES.

Reporter: EVERY SUNDAY,

THOUSANDS FLOCK TO HILL SUNG

CHURCH IN NEW YORK CITY.

BUT THIS CHURCH IS IN NO WAY

COMPLETE WITH STROBE LIGHTS,

AND CONCERT-LIKE WORSHIP,

AND AN UNCONVENTIONAL LEADER

IN PASTOR CARL LENTZ.

HE LOOKS MORE LIKE A ROCK

STAR THAN A MAN OF THE

CLOTHE.

DONNING LEATHER JACKETS AND

JEANS INSTEAD OF CHURCH AND

TIE.

OUR CHURCH IS AWESOME.

I ALWAYS SAY IT IS EXTREMELY

IMPERFECT, AN EVERYBODY

FITS IN.

Reporter: HILL SUNG IN

LOCATED INSIDE A NIGHTCLUB,

AND ATTRACTS EVERY DAY NEW

YORKERS, MUSICIANS, NBA

PLAYERS, AND YOUNG

CELEBRITIESMENT.

> CELEBRITIES.

OUR CHURCH IS ABOUT

TRYING TO GET PEOPLE TO

EXPERIENCE GOD AS FAST AS

POSSIBLE.

THE ONLY THING THAT CHANGES

PEOPLE'S LIVES IS THE POWER

OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.

Reporter: JUSTIN

BIEBER, WHO HAS BEEN MAKING

HEADLINES LATELY NOT FOR HIS

MUSIC BUT FOR HIS RUN-INS

WITH THE LAW, VISITED THE

CHURCH LAST YEAR.

HE EVEN TWEETED ABOUT THE

SERVICE SAYING, "LOVE TO MY

GUY, CARL LENTZ IN N.Y.C..

LOVE YOU, MAN, BROKE DOWN

TODAY."

I LOVE JUSTIN, HE IS A

GOOD KID, TRYING TO FIGURE

THIS OUT.

HIS BEHAVIOR -- YOU KNOW, HE

IS FIGURING IT OUT.

WHAT SHOULD WE DO?

PEOPLE WHO ARE, LIKE, IS HE

EVEN A CHRISTIAN?

WITH JUSTIN, I TELL PEOPLE

GRACE DOES NOT -- GRACE AND

ACCEPTANCE DOES NOT MEAN

APPROVAL.

I CAN ACCEPT YOU AS A HUMAN

BEING AND NOT APPROVE OF

YOUR ACTIONS.

THAT'S HOW WE'VE BEEN

LOVED.

WE LOVE BECAUSE WE WERE

FIRST LOVED.

WITH JUSTIN, IT IS NOT MY

JOB TO BE HIS POLICE

OFFICER.

IT IS MY JOB TO BE A FRIEND

TO HIM.

Reporter: LENTZ

CO-FOUNDED THE MEGA CHURCH

TWO YEARS AGO AS AN

EXTENSION OF THE CHURCH IN

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA.

BUT LENTZ, WHO HAS NEARLY

70,000 FOLLOWERS ON TWITTER

AND 51,000 ON INSTAGRAM, HE

IS QUICK TO POINT OUT HIS

CHURCH IS OPEN TO PEOPLE OF

ALL WALKS OF LIFE.

THERE HAPPENS TO BE

PEOPLE WHO ARE FAMOUS, AND

WE SHOULD BE REACHING THEM.

AND THERE ARE ALSO PEOPLE

WHO ARE NOT FAMOUS, AND WE

SHOULD BE REACHING TO THEM.

WHEN IT COMES TO

CELEBRITIES, I SAY THEY ARE

PEOPLE, THE LAST TIME I

CHECKED.

Reporter: IN AN

APPEARANCE ON KATIE COURIC,

LENTZ WAS ASKED IF HE HAD A

MORAL IMPERATIVE TO SPEAK

PUBLICLY ABOUT CONTROVERSIAL

ISSUES, TO WHICH HE

ANSWERED, NO, BECAUSE WE TRY

TO BE LIKE JESUS.

HE TOLD CBN NEWS HE DOESN'T

WANT TO MAKE BLANKET

STATEMENTS ABOUT MORALITY,

PREFERRING, INSTEAD, TO HAVE

CONVERSATIONS TO BUILD

BRIDGES.

HOMOSEXUALITY IS

SOMETHING RIGHT NOW THAT

PEOPLE ARE REALLY, REALLY

LOOKING AT.

I WOULD RATHER TALK TO THESE

PEOPLE ON MY OWN AND WALK

EIGHIT OUT, THAN TO MAKE A

BIG, BOLD STATEMENT WHERE

SOMEBODY IS ALREADY

OSTRACIZED.

I HATE IT WHEN SOMEBODY HAS

A PRECONCEIVED NOTION OF

WHAT I'M GOING TO SAY, AND

SO I RESPECTFULLY DECLINE.

Reporter: HE HAS

CRITICS, WHICH HE SAYS HELPS

MAKE HIM BETTER.

I DON'T HAVE IT ALL

TOGETHER.

I'M TRYING TO HANDLE3(P&C @&Cú

CRITICISM BETTER.

I OFTEN WANT TO BE

UNDERSTOOD, WHICH IS A

PROBLEM IF YOU'RE A

CHRISTIAN.

I'M GOING TO TAKE IT ON

BOARD AND DO MY BEST TO WALK

WITH THE HUMBLY AND SAY -- I

NEVER WRITE CRITICISM OFF.

MOST PEOPLE WHO CRITICIZE

AUS SIMPLY DO NOT KNOW US.

Reporter: MANY ASK IF

CARL LENTZ IS THE NEXT BIG

THING IN CHRISTIANITY, TO

THAT, HE SIMPLY SAYS --

I KNOW ME.

I DON'T THINK SO.

I DON'T THINK WE NEED

ANOTHER BIG THING.

I THINK WE HAD A BIG THING,

WHICH IS THE CROSS ON

CALVARY.

I THINK THAT'S THE ONLY BIG

THING NEEDED.

I THINK I'M A SMALL THING

USED BY A BIG GOD.

WE'LL LET PEOPLE SAY WHAT

THEY WANT TO SAY.

BECAUSE IF YOU START LIVING

OFF THE PRAISES OF PEOPLE,

YOU'LL DIE FROM THE

CRITICISM AS WELL.

WE LIVE RIGHT IN THE

MIDDLE.

Reporter: CHARLENE

ALEN, CBN NEWS.

Gordon: CONGRATULATIONS

TO CARL FOR HIS WONDERFUL

CHURCH.

HIS FATHER, STEVE, WORKED

FOR FAMILY CHANNEL AND THEN

HE WORKED FOR CBN FOR MANY

YEARS.

WE'RE ALL VERY PROUD OF WHAT

CARL HAS DONE.

AND CONGRATULATIONS, STEVE,

YOU RAISED HIM RIGHT.

Terry: YOU SURE DID.

UP NEXT, THE STORY OF A

MIRACLE OUT OF AFRICA.

I GREW UP IN A SMALL

VILLAGE IN KENYA.

THAT MANY PEOPLE DID NOT

HAVE ACCESS TO WATER.

Terry: HOW WATER COMES

TO A DRY LAND, AND HOW A

DREAM 12 YEARS IN THE MAKING

COMES TRUE.

Gordon: 1.1 BILLION

PEOPLE WORLDWIDE LIVE

WITHOUT CLEAN DRINKING

WATER.

IN THE 1993, THE UNITED

NATIONS DECLARED MARCH

22nd;HPj WORLD WATER DAY.

AND SINCE THEN IT HAS BECOME

A DAY TO FOCUS ON

ALLEVIATING THE CRITICAL

SHORTAGE OF WATER IN MANY

PARTS OF THE GLOBE.

IN PLACES LIKENIA LIKE

KENYA, WHERE A WOMAN LIKE

EMILY PRAYED FOR WATER AND

RECEIVED A MIRACLE.

MY NAME IS EMILY GLUTU.

I LIVE IN THE UNITED STATES,

BUT MY STORY$QT)ju IN

I GREW UP IN A SMALL VILLAGE

IN KENYA.

WHEN I WAS YOUNG, I GOT UP

EARLY AND FETCHED WATER FROM

A NEARBYSTREAM.

AS I GOT OLDER, I REALIZED

MANY PEOPLE DID NOT HAVE

EASY ACCESS TO WATER.

THIS IS A DRY PLACE.

WATER WAS ABANDONED HERE,

BUT THE RIVERS HAVE RUN

DRY.

AND SOMETIMES THE EARTH IS

ALL THAT FLOWS IN THIS

PLACE.

IN THE BLOWING DUST, IT

LEAVES DEATH IN ITS PATH.

I STAYED FOR A SHORT TIME IN

MORENGA, AND FETCHED WATER

WITH THE OTHER WOMEN.

THE WATER WAS A LONG WAY

OFF, AROUND A DISTANT

MOUNTAIN.

EVERY DAY THE WOMEN OF

MORENGA MADE THIS JOURNEY.

AFTER WE MARRIED, GABRIEL

AND I MOVED TOL UNITED

STATES.

GABRIEL STUDIED AND BECAME A

PASTOR.

LIFE IS EASY IN THE UNITED

STATES.

BUT I HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN

ABOUT THE WOMEN OF HIS

VILLAGE.

WOMEN LIKE ELIZABETH AND

CRISTINA.

Reporter: I WAKE

I WAKE UP 7:00 AND THE

MORNING AND I DON'T GET BACK

HOME UNTIL 11:00.5JÑ HAD A DONKEY, BUT IT

DIED.

NOW I MUST CARRY WATER

MYSELF.

SOMETIMES I HAVE TO GO TWICE

TO GET WATER, AND ON THOSE

DAYS I AM SO TIRED, I CAN DO

NOTHING ELSE.

I'M A TEACHER, BUT I ALSO

HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF MY

HOUSE AND MY FAMILY.

I CAN ONLY TEACH IN THE

MORNING BECAUSE EVERY

AFTERNOON I GO TO THE BASIN

TO GET WATER, AND IT'S

DIRTY.

MANY CHILDREN GET SICK AND

MISS SCHOOL BECAUSE OF

STOMACH INFECTIONS.

WITHOUT WATER, EVEN THE

ANIMALS GET SICK.

IN THE UNITED STATES, I

WORK ON THE CAMPUS OF CBN.

AND I REMEMBER MORENGA.

I JUST STARTED THINKING OF

IF I WAS STILL LIVING THERE

WITH MY KIDS.

AND THEM GETTING SICK.

MY HUSBAND AND I STARTED TO

PRAY AND ASK GOD, HOW CAN WE

BE OF HELP TO OUR VILLAGES?

AND I KNEW IF THEY WOULD GET

CLEAN WATER, PPá WOULD HELP

THEM GIVE THEIR LIVES TO

JESUS.

MY HEART WAS TROUBLED, SO I

FASTED AND PRAYED THAT THE

LORD WOULD SHOW ME THE WAY

TO HELP MY PEOPLE.

AND THEN THE HAND OF GOD

MOVED.

WE WERE SITTING THERE,

HAVING BREAKFAST, AND THIS

PRECIOUS WOMAN CAME, AND WE

STARTED TALKING.

AND THEY WANTED TO KNOW

WHERE I'M FROM.

AND I SAID I'M FROM KENYA.

AND SHE WANTED TO KNOW

WHAT WE WERE DOING THERE,

AND I SAID WE WERE A

MINISTRY THAT BROUGHT WELLS

TO VILLAGES WITHOUT CLEAN

DRINKING WATER.

AND SHE SAID, I'VE BEEN

FASTING AND PRAYING FOR A

WELL FOR MY VILLAGE IN

KENYA.

I SAID, REALLY?

WE WOULD LOVE TO SEE IF WE

CAN DO SOMETHING TO HELP

YOU.

THIS WOMAN I MET, JANET

BAKER, WAS THE HEAD OF A

CHARITY THAT RAISES MONEY SO

CBN CAN DIG WELLS AROUND THE

WORLD.

BUT IN MORENGA, IT IS SO

DRY.

WELLS MIGHT BE HUNDREDS OF

FEET DEEP.

IT SEEMS IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO

DIG A WELL THERE.

AND AS HARD AS IT LOOKED, I

NEEDED A GOD THAT NOTHING IS

HARD FOR HIM.

IN TIME, THE MONEY WASA2"TIU(RáQ" AND THE DEEP WELL WAS

DUG.

GABRIEL GOES BACK TO KENYA

EVERY YEAR TO VISIT A CHURCH

HE STARTED IN MORENGA.

HE WAS THERE WHEN THE WATER

FLOWED FOR THE FIRST TIME.

GOD WANTS TO GIVE YOU THE

LIVING WATER OF EAT TERNAL

LIFE.

THE WELL WAS DEDICATED TO

GOD.

HE TOLD ME STORIES OF THE

CELEBRATION AND THE

REJOICING.

I GOT WATER THREE TIMES

THAT DAY.

WE ARE LAUGHING AND PUSHING

TO SEE WHO WILL BE THE FIRST

TO GET WATER.

I LIKE THE STORY, BUT TO

ME THE PEOPLE SEEMED SO

DISTANT.

NOW, AFTER 12 YEARS IN THE

U.S., I'M RETURNING TO

MORENGA TO SEE THIS MIRACLE

THAT THE LORD HAS DONE.

I DID NOT KNOW WHAT T]

EXPECT WHEN WE ARRIVED IN

THE VILLAGE.

WOULD ANYONE REMEMBER ME?

DID THEY CARE THAT I HAD

COME HOME?

WOULD ANYONE COME TO WELCOME

ME?

I PRAY THAT GOD WILL

BLESS HER, THAT HE WILL JUST

LET HER GET SO EXCITED IN

KNOWING THAT HER

FAITHFULNESS BROUGHT IT ALL

ABOUT.

*

IWAS SO SURPRISED.

I DID NOT KNOW WHETHER TO

DANCE OR CRY.

LIKE, I WISH ALL OF THESE

PEOPLE THAT ARE HERE TO

TODAY, AS MUCH AS THEY'RE

HAPPY ABOUT THIS WATER,

THEY'RE THINKING ABOUT JESUS

TO BE THEIR PERSONAL

SAVIOR.

WHAT A BLESSING.

WATER HAS COME TO A DRY

PLACE.

WE HAVE SEEN A MIRACLE OF

GOD.

I HAVE SO MUCH MORE TIME

NOW.

I MAKE THINGS TO SELL IN THE

MARKETPLACE, AND I HAVE TIME

TO WORK IN THE FIELDS.

OUR ANIMALS ARE HEALTHY

BECAUSE THEY HAVE WATER TO

DRINK.

AND WE CAN ALL GIVE WATER TO

OUR CHILDREN WITHOUT

WORRYING THAT THEY WILL GET

SICK.

GOD IN HEAVEN SENT HER AND

HE GAVEUS THIS WATER

BECAUSE OF HER PRAYERS.

I SPEND A LOT OF TIME

WATERING THE GARDEN NEXT TO

MY HUSBAND'S CHURCH, AND I

TALK TO THE WOMEN OF THE

VILLAGE WHENEVER I CAN.

BUT SOMETIMES I CANNOT HELP

BUT CRY.

IT TAKES A LOT OF TIME TO

MAKE CORNBREAD FOR MY

FAMILY.

JUST SEPARATING THE CORN IS

HARD, BUT I'M HAPPY TO DO

IT.

AND BECAUSE OF THE WATER

WELL, I HAVE THE TIME.

I USED TO THINK ABOUT

WATER, EVEN WHILE I WAS

TEACHING.

AND NOW I CAN FOCUS ON

EDUCATING THE CHILDREN.

I HAVE A LOT MORE ENERGY.

AND I CAN TEACH ALL DAY.

THE CHILDREN ARE HEALTHY AND

DO NOT@%%MM SCHOOL.

TRULY THIS IS A GIFT FROM

GOD.

TODAY THE WOMEN OF

MORENGA ARE WORKING,

DIGGING, PLANTING, AND

WATERING, KNOWING THAT SEEDS

WILL BEAR GOOD FRUITS.

THERE IS A LOT OF LAND

AROUND THE CHURCH.

WE DREAM THAT IN THE FUTURE

THERE WILL BE A CLINIC-HERE.

AND FOR US, A CHRISTIAN HAS

COME TO TEACH THE YOUNG

PEOPLE ABOUT THE WORD OF

GOD.

WHEN I RETURNED HOME TO

THE UNITED STATES, PART OF

MY HEART WILL REMAIN IN

KENYA.

THESEARE MY PEOPLE.

THIS IS MY FAMILY, AND I

LOVE THEM.

I WILL CONTINUE TO PRAY

FOR ELIZABETH, CRISTINA, AND

THE OTHERS.

AND FOR US, GOD WILL WO)

EVEN GREATER MIRACLES HERE.

Gordon: WHAT A

WONDERFUL STORY.

AND JUST IMAGINE, HERE IS

EMILY, AND SHE IS SERVING AT

FOUNDER'S INN, AND SHE IS

PRAYING AND FASTING.

AND JANET NOTICES HER AND

SAYS, WHAT'S WRONG?

WHAT CAN WE DO FOR YOU?

IN A DIVINE ENCOUNTER THAT

LEADS TO LIVING WATER FOR AN

ENTIRE VILLAGE IN KENYA,

LEADS TO THE SPREAD OF THE

GOSPEL, TO TAKE PEOPLE FROM

HOPELESSNESS TO HOPE.

AND IT ALL HAPPENED BECAUSE

PEOPLE CARED ENOUGH TO

GIVE.

JANET SAW A WATER WELL STORY

ON THIS PROGRAM AND SAID, I

WANT TO DO THAT.

I WANT TO HELP WITH THAT.

SO SHE FORMED WIDOW'S MIGHT,

AND THAT BECAME A GREAT

MINISTRY TO HELP FUND WATER

WELLS AROUND THE WORLD.TO DATE, CBN HAS DRILLED

OVER 25,000 WATER WELLS AND

PROVIDED WATER CISTERNS IN

SOME AREAS WHERE YOU'RE NOT

ABLE TO DRILL DOWN TO THE

WATER TABLE, SO WE PROVIDE

WATER CISTERNS FOR THOSE

PEOPLE.

AND YOU CAN BE A PART OF

IT.

MILLIONS OF PEOPLE HAVE BEEN

GIVEN WATER BECAUSE PEOPLE

LIKE YOU CARED ENOUGH TO

GIVE.

SO IF YOU WANT TO DO THAT,

GIVE US A CALL.&,5jBj:áJj:rñ

JUST SAY, I WANT TO

DESIGNATE MY GIFT TO THE

CLEAN WATER PROGRAM.

THERE IS A LANDING PAGE,

WHERE IF YOU GO TO

cbn.com, CLEAN WATER

PROJECT, YOU CAN CHECK OUT

FOR YOURSELF OTHER STORIES

OF PLACES AROUND THE WORLD

THAT HAVE GOTTEN CLEAN WATER

BECAUSE PEOPLE LIKE YOU

CARED ENOUGH TO GIVE.

IF YOU WANT TO SPONSOR AN

ENTIRE WELL, I BELIEVE THE

COST IS BETWEEN $1800 AND

$2,000.

THAT COST VARIES, DEPENDING

ON HOW DEEP WE HAVE TO

DRILL, WHERE WE HAVE TO GO

WITH THE WELL-DRILLING

TEAM.

BUT IF YOU WANT TO SPONSOR A

WELL, YOU CAN DO THAT AS

WELL.

CALL US.

1-800-759-0700.

OR GOING TO CBN.COM.

AND YOU CAN GIVE ON THAT

GIVING PAGE FOR THE CLEAN

WATER PROJECT.

AND YOUR GIFT WILL GO INTO

PROVIDING WATER FOR PEOPLE

AROUND THE WORLD.!f5 E-TERRY?

Terry: STILL

AHEAD,

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES' FANS

KNOW HIM FOR HIS GREAT HANDS

AND CLUTCH PLAYS.

TODAY YOU'RE GOING TO HEAR

HIM SPEAK ABOUT THE MESSAGE

THAT BECAME A GAME CHANGER.

HE BEGAN TO SHOW ME, ALL

OF THE TIMES BEING IN THE

GAME, ALL OF THE TIMES MY

HOUSE WAS SHOT UP, AND

NOBODY WAS KILLED FROM IT,

AND HOW HE PROTECTED ME OVER

AND OVER AGAIN.

Terry: NFL RECEIVER

JASON AVANT RELIVES HIS

EPIPHANY.

THAT'S COMING UP.

AND WELCOME BACK TO "THE

700 CLUB."

THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

REFUSED TO AP POINT A

SPECIAL PROSECUTOR THURSDAY

TO INVESTIGATE THE I.R.S.

TEA PARTY SCANDAL.

IN THE RUN UP TO THE 2012

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, THE

I.R.S. TARGETED DOZENS OF

CONSERVATIVE GROUPS.

THE AMERICAN CENTER FOR LAW

AND JUSTICE, SAYS THE OBAMA

ADMINI[TSATION CONTRIBUTESA&C @&Cú

TO A TROUBLING AND GROWING

PATTERN OF OBSTRUCTION.

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS

HELPING A VILLAGE IN

HONDURAS OBTAIN DRINKING

WATER.

THEY USED TO GET THEIR WATER

FROM A STREAM IN THE

MOUNTAIN.

BUT THE WATER THEY COLLECTED

WAS NOT CLEAN.

"OPERATION BLESSING" TEAMS

BUILT A LARGE STORAGE TANK

AND PURIFICATION SYSTEM TO

TREAT THE WATER AND MAKE IT

SAFE TO DRINK.

THEN THEY CREATED A NETWORK

OF PIPES GOING TO EACH HOUSE

IN THE VILLAGE, PROVIDING

EVERY FAMILY WITH ITS OWN

WATER FAUS SIT.

YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE ABOUT

"OPERATION BLESSING" BY

GOING TO ITS WEBSITE,

OB.ORG.

GORDON AND TERRY WILL BE

BACK WITH MORE OF "THE 700

CLUB" RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Terry: JASON AVANT IS

AN NFL WIDE RECEIVER, WHO

STARTED SELLING DRUGS IN THE

SIXTH GRADE.

SPORTS BECAME HIS TICKET OUT

OF GANG LIFE.

AND AS HE TOLD REPORTER TIM

BRANSON, HE MIGHT NEVER HAVE

COMPLETED THE TRIP WITHOUT

THE PRAYERS OF HIS GRANDMA.

Reporter: NFL WIDE

RECEIVER JASON AVANT IS

KNOWN FOR HIS SURE HANDS AND

CLUTCH PLAYS.

IN HIS EIGHT SEASONS WITH

THE PHILADELPHIA EAGLES, HE

IS ALSO KNOWN AS A LEADER

AND ROLE MODEL AND SOMEONE

WHO KEEPS THINGS IN

PERSPECTIVE.

THE GAME OF FOOTBALL, I

LOVE TO PLAY, BUT IN THE

GRAND SCHEME OF LIFE, IT'S

THIS BIG.

Reporter: HIS OUTLOOK

STEMS FROM A LIFE OF

ADVERSITY.

HE LIVED WITH HIS

GRANDMOTHER IN THE SOUTH

SIDE OF CHICAGO.

MOST OF THE RELATIVES THAT

LIVED WITH THEM WERE

GANG-BANGERS, AND DRIVEBY

SHOOTINGS WERE JUST A PART

OF LIFE.

I UNDERSTOOD WHAT IT WAS

LIKE TO COME INTO THE HOUSE

WITH A THOUSAND DOLLARS FROM

MAKING DRUG DEALS BECAUSE I

WAS SELLING DRUGS IN THE

SIXTH GRADE.

Reporter: HIS GRANDMA

TOOK HIM TO CHURCH, AND

PRAYED FOR HIM CONSTANTLY,

HOPING HE WOULD FIND A WAY

OUT.

I WAS YOUNG, AND I WAS

HER SECOND CHANCE IN LIFE.

HER CHILDREN DIDN'T TURN OUT

THE WAY SHE WANTED THEM TO.

SO HER PRAYERS WERE, LORD,

LET HIM BE DIFFERENT.

LORD, LET HIS LIFE BE ONE

THAT WILL SERVE PEOPLE.

LET HIM DO YOUR WILL.

Reporter: A BATTLE WAS

IN JASON'S MIND BETWEEN

GOD'S TRUTH AND THE REALITY

OF LIFE.

AND BECAUSE OF THAT

ENVIRONMENT, IT MADE ME

BITTER AND CALLUS TOWARDS

GOD.

I KNEW MY GRANDMOTHER HAD

SOMETHING I WANTED, BUT I

COULDN'T SEE ME SERVING HIM

WHEN SOME PEOPLE IN THE

WORLD COULD HAVE AFFLUENCE,

AND OTHER PEOPLE COULD HAVE

THE BOTTOM OF THE BARREL.

Reporter: EVEN THEN,

JASON SAYS HIS GRANDMOTHER'S

WORDS WERE WITH HIM.

I WAS THE WORST GANG

LEADER-DRUG DEALER.

Reporter: IN THE MIDST

OF THE CHAOS, IT BECAME

CLEAR THAT JASON WAS A

GIFTED ATHLETE.

ON THE PLAYGROUNDS OF

CHICAGO, HE DECIDED THAT

BASKETBALL WOULD BE HIS

TICKET OUT.

BUT WHEN HIS GRANDMOTHER

MOVED HIM TO A NEIGHBORHOOD

WITH A NEW SCHOOL, HE FOUND

HIS PASSION IN FOOTBALL.

AND IN ONE YEAR PLAYING

RECEIVER, I WAS THE NUMBER

ONE PLAYER IN THE STATE OFAND IT WAS LIKE A DREAM COME

TRUE.

Reporter: JASON BECAME

AN ALL-AMERICAN AND SIGNED

WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF

MICHIGAN.

HE THOUGHT COLLEGE WOULD GET

HIM AWAY FROM ALL OF HIS

GRANDMOTHER'S TALK ABOUT GOD

AND JESUS.

I GET TO THE UNIVERSITY

OF MICHIGAN, AND I GET A

ROOM WITH THE PASTOR'S SON.

[LAUGHTER]

WHEREVER I GO, RIGHT?

RIGHT?

I'M, LIKE, MAN, HERE I AM

AGAIN WITH THESE CRAZY

RELIGIOUS PEOPLE.

Reporter: IT STILL

HADN'T SUNK IN.

IT STILL HADN'T SUNK IN.

Reporter: BUT IT SOON

WOULD.

WHEN JASON FIRST CAME TO MIB

MICHIGAN, HE EXPECTED TO BE

A STAR.

HE WAS A TOUGH RECRUIT.

INSTEAD, HE FOUND HIMSELF ON

THE BENCH AND STEWING.

I'M

POUTING ON THE

BENCH.

I'M SO MAD BECAUSE I'M NOT

PLAYING.

Reporter: THEN JASON

HAD AN EPIPHANY.

I'M SITTING THERE ON THE

BENCH, LIKE, MAN, I'M BEING

A REAL BABY.

SO THE FOURTH QUARTER, I GET

OFF MY SEAT AND I BEGAN

CHEERING WITH THE CROWD.

AND WE ENDED UP WINNING THE

GAME, WING BY ONE.

WINNING BY ONE.

IT WAs )át OF THE GREATEST

VICTORIES I HAVE HEIFE EVER

HAD AS AN ATHLETE.

IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH

THE WIN, BUT MORE SO ME

DYING TO SELF.

AND THEN I MADE MY LIFE

ABOUT OTHERS.

IT WAS ONE OF THOSE MOMENTS

WHERE I SAW HOW SELFISH I

WAS.

Reporter: WITH A NEW

ATTITUDE, JASON FINISHED OUT

THE SEASON, AND EVEN SAW

SOME PLAYING TIME.

BUT HE ADMITS HIS HEART WAS

QÂ1 EMPTY.

SO AT THE END

O

F

HIS

FRESHMAN YEAR, JASON WENT TO

CHURCH, WHERE HE SAYS HE

HEARD FROM GOD.

HE BEGAN TO SHOW ME ALL

OF THE TIMES BEING IN THE

GANG, IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD,

SELLING DRUGS OUT OF MY

GRANDMOTHER'S HOUSE, AND ALL

OF THE TIMES MY HOUSE WAS

SHOT AND NOBODY WAS KILLED

FROM IT, AND HOW HE

PROTECTED ME OVER AND OVER

AGAIN.

AND THE LAST THING HE SHOWED

ME IS HOW HE GAVE ME THIS

TALENT I DIDN'T KNOW I HAD.

AND HOW HE USED FOOTBALL TO

BRING ME TO THIS PLACE.

HE BEGAN TO REPLAY ALL OF

THESE THINGS OVER IN MY

MIND.

AT THE END OF THAT, THE

SPIRIT WAS SPEAKING TO ME,

AFTER ALL I'VE DONE FOR YOU

JASON, YOU CAN LIVE YOUR

LIFE FOR ME.

THE BIBLE SAYS IT IS THE

GOODNESS OF THE LORD THAT

BRINGS US TO REPENT.

HE WAS SO GOOD TO ME, SO

KIND TO ME, THAT MAY 4th,

2003, I FINALLY SAID, YES,

AND I SURRENDERED MY LIFE TO

JESUS CHRIST.

Reporter: AFTER WORDS,

JASON WENT TO SEE HIS

GRANDMOTHER.

I I WAS ABL ABLE TO GO

THERE AND SAY, THANK YOU FOR

SHOWING ME THAT JESUS IS THE

WAY, THE TRUTH, ANN THE

LIFE.

I THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR

PRAYERS.

I THANK YOU FOR HELPING ME

FIND THE RIGHT PATH.

AND I TELL YOU THAT BECAUSE

OF YOU I SURRENDERED MY LIFE

TO CHRIST, AND IT WAS THE

HAPPIEST DAY OF HER LIFE.

BECAUSE HE ENJOYED ME GOING

TO THE UNIVERSITY OF

MICHIGAN, BUT HER GOAL IN MY

LIFE IS THAT I WOULD FINALLY

SURRENDER.

AND I FINALLY SURRENDERED TO

GOD.

AND LAST YEAR SHE PASSED,

AND IT SEEMED LIKE SHE

STAYED AROUND LONG ENOUGH

FOR ME TO FIND JESUS

CHRIST.

Reporter: JASON WENT ON

TO HAVE A M

WITH THE WOLVERINES.

AFTER COLLEGE, HE SIGNED

WITH THE PHILADELPHIA

EAGLES, WHEREBY ALL ACCOUNTS

HE WAS ADMIRED AND RESPECTED

BY HIS TEAM AND THE

COMMUNITY.

SINCE OUR INTERVIEW, JASON

WAS RELEASED BY A FRANCHISE

AFTER EIGHT SUCCESSFUL

SEASONS AND IS NOW A FREE

AGENT.

HE IS NOT SURE WHERE HE'LL

LAND, BUT HE KNOWS GOD HAS

THE ANSWER.

THAT'S WHAT I LOVE ABOUT

GOD.

HE IS THE GOD OF THE

COMEBACK.

IT SEEMS LIKE IT IS ALWAYS

GOING DOWN AND IT'S NEVER

GOING TO WORK OUT, BUT HE

HAS THE POWER TO RAISE UP

DEAD THINGS.

HE IS THE RESURRECTION AND

THE LIFE.

I WAS DEFINITELY ON MY WAY

DOWN, BUT I KNOW HIM NOW TO

BE THE RESURRECTION AND THE

LIFE.

Terry: I LOVE JASON'S

STORY BECAUSE IT COULD HAVE

SO EASILY GONE IN ANOTHER

DIRECTION.

YOU KNOW, THE ROAD TO HELL

IS PAVED WITH GOOD

INTENTIONS.

I'M GOING TO DEAL WITH GOD

TOMORROW.

I'VE GOT SOME THINGS I WANT

TO DO.

OR I CAN GET THIS TOGETHER

ON MY OWN.

OR, I DON'T LIKE THOSE

PEOPLE AT CHURCH.

I DON'T REALLY WANT TO GET

INVOLVED IN ALL OF THAT.

IT'S NOT ABOUT "ALL OF

THAT."

IT'S ABOUT A PERSON.

AND JASON FINALLY CAME FACE

TO FACE AND SAID YES, YES,

BECAUSE HE SAW THE GOODNESS

OF GOD IN HIS LIFE.

YOU KNOW, SOMETIMES WE CAN

BE SO FOCUSED ON WHAT WE

DON'T HAVE, WHAT ISN'T

WORKING WELL FOR US, THAT WE

MISS THE GOODNESS OF GOD IN

OUR LIVES.

LIFE IS A GIFT.

IT'S A GIFT THAT IS GIVEN

WITH INTENT AND PURPOSE ON

GOD'S PART.

AND PART OF WHAT GOES ALONG

WITH ALL OF THAT FOR US IS

THE ABILITY TO CHOOSE WHAT

WE WANT TO DO WITH THE GIFT

OF LIFE.

I CAN'T THINK OF A BETTER

CHOICE THAN TO SAY I WANT TO

HAVE A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP

WITH THE ONE WHO GAVE ME

LIFE.

YOU SEE, IN HIM WE LIVE AND

MOVE AND HAVE OUR BEING.

IN HIM, THE PEACE THAT WE'RE

LOOKING FOR, THE

SATISFACTION.

YNU KNOW, AS WELL AS JASON

DID IN FOOTBALL, AND A

SIGNIFICANT PART OF HIS LIFE

WAS PLAYING, HE CAME TO THE

SAME REALIZATION WE HEAR

PEOPLE TELL US ABOUT OVER

AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN ON

THIS PROGRAM.

I GOT TO THE TOP OF THE

MOUNTAIN, AND THERE WAS

NOTHING THERE.

THE THING THAT WE WERE

CREATED FOR IS WITHIN US.

IT IS ALL ABOUT

RELATIONSHIP, AND IT IS

ABOUT RELATIONSHIP WITH

CHRIST HIMSELF, WHO IS ALL

ABOUT US.

AND AS JASON SAID, NO MATTER

WHERE WE'VE BEEN OR WHAT

WE'VE DONE, HE IS A

RESURRECTIONIST.

HE CAN TAKE WHAT IS DEAD AND

BRING IT BACK TO LIFE.

IS THAT YOU TODAY?

ARE YOU STRUGGLING AND

WONDERING, WHAT IS MY LIFE

ABOUT?

NONE OF THIS HAS WORKED OUT

OR WANTED IT TO.

WHAT DOES MY LIFE MATTER?

WHERE AM I GOING?

I'M EMPTY INSIDE.

YOU NEED A RESURRECTION.

AND WE KNOW JUST THE PERSON

TO TAKE YOU TO.

JESUS DIED FOR YOUR SINS.

HE PAID THE PRICE, THE

PENALTY FOR ALL OF US, FOR

THE SIN OF MANKIND, ONE TIME

ON THE CROSS.

SO THAT YOU AND I COULD COME

TO THIS VERY MOMENT WE'RE AT

RIGHT NOW, A MOMENT OF

MAKING A CHOICE.

SO TODAY FIND WHAT YOU'RE

LOOKING FOR.

IT'S HIM.

IT'S HIM.

ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS WHAT

JASON DID, INVITE HIM INTO

YOUR LIFE.

JESUS, I'M A SINNER.

I NEED TO BE SAVED FROM MY

OWN SIN.

NO EXCUSES.

NO-HOLDS-BARRED.

I'M JUST COMING TO YOU

HUMBLY AND SAYING, COME INTO

MY HEART AND MY LIFE AND

SAVE ME.

AND THEN ASK HIM TO BE THE

LORD OF YOUR LIFE.

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

IT MEANS YOU HOLD UP THE

SURRENDER FLAG AND YOU SAY,

NO MORE MY WAY.

I WANT TO KNOW WHAT'S YOUR

WAY, GOD.

I WANT YOU TO TEACH ME IN

THE HEART OF MY BEING.

I WANT YOU TO CHANGE THE WAY

I THINK.

I WANT YOU TO HELP ME SEE

YOU AND THE WORLD AND MYSELF

THE WAY I'M SUPPOSED TO.

FILL ME WITH YOUR HOLY

SPIRIT.

HE HAS BEEN WAITING FOR YOU

TO INVITE HIM TO DO THAT

YOUR WHOLE LIFE.

NOW WHAT DO YOU DO ONCE YOU

PRAY THAT PRAYER?

YOU GROW IN HIM.

WE'VE PUT A PACKET TOGETHER

JUST FOR YOU.

IT'S CALLED "A NEW DAY."

AND IT'S FILLED WITH

INFORMATION ON THE WORD OF

GOD.

AND PAT HAS PUT THIS

TOGETHER.

WHAT DO I DO NOW THAT I'VE

PRAYED THIS PRAYER?

HOW DO I DEVELOP A

RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS

CHRIST?

HOW DO I WALK IN THE NEWNESS

OF LIFE HE HAS GIVEN ME?

THIS IS FREE.

THE NUMBER IS ON THE SCREEN,

1-800-759-0700.

JUST CALL AND SAY, I PRAYED

THAT PRAYER, AND I'D LIKE

THE "NEW DAY" PACKET AND

WE'LL GET IT OUT TO YOU

RIGHT AWAY.

GORDON?

Gordon: UP NEXT, WE'LL

TAKE YOU BEHIND THE SCENES

FOR AN INSIDE LOOK AT

"SUPERBOOK."

I GET A MOVIE, AND IT'S

GOT SLL OF THE DIALOGUE AND

ALL OF THE SOUND EFFECTS IN

IT, AND THE TIMING IS

CORRECT.

AND I WATCH THAT AND I HAVE

TO START PUTTING MUSIC TO

IT.

AND I'M WATCHING IT AS I

WRITE.

Gordon: MEET COMPOSER

CURT HEINEKE WHEN WE COME

BACK.

Gordon: METICULOUS

RESEARCH AND ATTENTION TO

DETAIL GO INTO THE

PRODUCTION OF EACH EPISODE

OF CBN'S ANIMATED

"SUPERBOOK" THEORIES.

THAT'S ONE OF THE REASONS

THAT THE MUSIC COMPOSER

ENJOYS CREATING THE SCORES.

HERE IS A BEHIND-THE-SCENES

LOOK AT HOW HE MAKES THE

MUSIC FOR "SUPERBOOK."

MY NAME IS CURT HEINEKE,

BACKGROUND MUSIC YOU HEAR ON

"SUPERBOOK."

I AM WRITING TO BRING

EMOTION.

I HELP COMMUNICATE WHAT IS

HAPPENING.

IS THERE FEAR?

IS THERE SADNESS?

IS THERE EXCITEMENT?

I HAVE TO WRITE MUSIC THAT

FITS THAT TO HELP THE

AUDIENCE UNDERSTAND WHERE

WE'RE GOING WITH THE STORY

THROUGH THE MUSIC.

PII'VE DONE A LOT OF

DIFFERENT THINGS MUSICALLY.

I GOT A TEACHING DEGREE IN

MUSIC.

I GOT INVOLVED IN A CHURCH

IN CHICAGO AS DIRECTOR OF

MUSIC.

IT WAS THERE THAT I MET SOME

GUYS THAT WANTED TO MAKE

TALKING VEGETABLES.

IT TURNS OUT THAT I ENDED UP

WRITING THE MUSIC FOR

"VEGGIE TALES."

AND AFTER THAT I GOT

INVOLVED WITH "SUPERBOOK."

I GET A MOVIE.

IT'S NOT THE COMPLETELY

FINISHED MOVIE, BUT I GET TO

SEE THE FILM ALMOST AS IT IS

FINISHED, ALL OF THE

DIALOGUE, ALL OF THE SOUND

EFFECTS IN IT, AND THE

TIMING IS CORRECT.

WHEN I WATCH THAT, I HAVE TO

START PUTTING MUSIC TO IT.

AND I'M WATCHING IT AS I

WRITE.

ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR.

IN THIS CASE, I ADDED A

TRUMPET, USING THIS.

*j4(P&Cú

SO THEN I ADD A LIFE

WHISTLA LIVE WHISTLE TO

IT.

*

SO NOW WE'VE GOT LIVE

INSTRUMENTS.

WE'VE GOT A LIVE WHISTLE AND

LIVE TRUMPETS, AND

SYNTHESIZED BRASS ALL PUT

TOGETHER, AND YOU PUT IT ALL

TOGETHER AND YOU GET THIS

BIG SOUND.

*

IT WAS ONE OF THE FIRST

EPISODES I WROTE, AND JUST

GETTING TO HELP DEFINE THE

SOUND OF CREATION -- I MEAN,

THAT'S KIND OF MIND-BLOWING

TO THINK ABOUT THAT, TO HAVE

THAT RESPONSIBILITY.

BUT TO HELP SET UP THE

SERIES THAT WAY AND CREATE

SOME OF THE SOUNDS FOR THAT

WAS EXCITING.

THE OTHER MOMENT, I THINK,

WAS THE EASTER STORY.

JESUS ON THE THE CRUCIFIX.

THAT WAS VERY POWERFUL.

IT TOOK A WHILE TO CAPTURE

JUST THE DEPTH AND THE

WEIGHT OF THAT.

ONE THING I APPRECIATE ABOUT

THE "SUPERBOOK" TEAM IS THE

AMOUNT OF RESEARCH THAT

THEY'VE PUT INTO THESE

EPISODES.

JUST THEIR DESIRE TO REALLY

BE TRUE TO THE HISTORY OF

THE BIBLE.

THERE ARE TIMES WHEN THE

STORY WILL REALLY BE

IMPACTING ME, AND I'LL JUST

GO BACK TO MY BIBLE AND OPEN

UP THAT OLD TESTAMENT STORY

AND KIND OF READ THROUGH IT

AND RELEARN SOME THINGS THAT

I EITHER HADN'T REALIZED OR

HAD FORGOTTEN ABOUT.

SO IT'S BEEN GOOD FOR ME TO

RELIVE (1

REFRESH THEM IN MY OWN

MEMORY.

SO IT'S FUN AND ENGAGING TO

SEE THESE STORIES COME TO

LIFE.

MARY.

I WANT TO BE A SERVANT TO

THE STORY.

I WANT TO HELP CARRY THE

LISTENER THROUGH THE

STORY -- I MEAN, I'M NOT

WRITING MUSIC FOR THE

MUSIC'S SAKE.

I'M RIGHTING MUSIC FOR THE

STORY'S?XáP)Q

SO WHATEVER I CAN DO TO HELP

PULL THAT PERSON THROUGH

THAT STORY AND COMMUNICATE

THE MESSAGE IS REALLY MY

GOAL.

JESUS IS RISEN.

THE TOMB IS EMPTY.

YOU HEAR THE END PRODUCT

AND YOU SEE THE VISUAL AND

YOU SEE THE STORY, AND YOU

FEEL EXCITED THAT YOU WERE

PART OF THAT.

Gordon: A GREAT DEAL OF

WORK GOES INTO EVERY EPISODE

OF "SUPERBOOK."

LITERALLY FROM THE TIME WE

THINK ABOUT WHAT EPISODE DO

WE WA WANT TO DO, TO FINAL

COMPLETION, IS ROUGHLY A

TWO-YEAR PROCESS, WHERE WE

IRON OUT THE SCRIPT, AND

WHAT ARE THE SCRIPTURE

POINTS WE WANT TO HIGHLIGHT

IN THE EPISODE.

AND HOW DO WE CREATE THE

DIALOGUE AND THE SCRIPT TO

GO WITH IT.

WE GO THROUGH A NUMBER OF

READINGS, AND THEN THROUGH

AN ANIMATED PROCESS, AND

THEN THE FINAL ANIMATION,

AND ALL OF THAT GOES TO

CURT, AND HE PUTS THIS

WONDERFUL MUSIC TO IT.

AND YOU GET TO SHARE THE

STORIES OF THE BIBLE WITH

THE CHILDREN OF THE WORLD.

IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF

IT, WHAT WE'RE ASKING YOU TO

DO IS JOIN THE "SUPERBOOK"

D.V.D. CLUB.

AND FOR A GIFT OF $25 OR

MORE, WE'LL SEND YOU THREE

COPIES OF THE LATEST

EPISODE.

RIGHT NOW FOR EASTER, AND I

KNOW IT'S MARCH 21, SO

EASTER IS JUST AROUND THE

CORNER.

RIGHT NOW FOR EASTER, WE'RE

OFFERING A SPECIAL BONUS FOR

THOSE WHO JOIN THE

"SUPERBOOK" D.V.D. CLUB.

YOU'LL GET THREE COPIES OF

THE LATEST EPISODE, WHICH IS

PETER'S DENIAL, AND WE'LL

GIVE YOU THREE WALLET SIZE

OF THE "HE HAS RISEN"

EPISODE, SO YOU CAN BE A

PART OF GIVING AWAY THE

STORIES OF THE BIBLE TO THE

CHILDREN.

TO YOUR FAMILY, TO YOUR

CZURCH, YOU CAN BE A PART OF

TAKING THESE STORIES TO

CHILDREN EVERYWHERE.

YOUR GIFT OF $25 GOES INTO

THE PRODUCTION COST OF

"SUPERBOOK" AND THE

TRANSLATION AND THE

DISTRIBUTION COSTS.

WE'RE REACHING THE WORLD

WITH THE STORY OF THE

BIBLE.

THERE ARE ALL OF THE

LANGUAGES -- I DON'T KNOW IF

YOU CAN READ THEM ON THE

SCREEN.

WE'VE LAUNCHED IN THE

PHILIPPINES, IN ARABIC,

THROUGHOUT THE MIDDLE EAST.

WE ARE LAUNCHING THROUGHOUT

AFRICA.

WE HAVE 230 BROADCAST

STATIONS LINED UP TO CARRY

THE SERIES.

IT IS INCREDIBLE WHAT IS

HAPPENING AROUND THE WORLD.

ALL POSSIBLE BECAUSE PEOPLE

LIKE YOU CARE ENOUGH TO

GIVE.

SO IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART

OF IT, CALL US.

1-800-759-0700.

JUST SAY, I WANT TO JOIN THE

"SUPERBOOK" D.V.D. CLUB.

YOU CAN ALSO JOIN ONLINE AT

CBN.COM.

IF YOU WANT TO GET CAUGHT UP

ON THE PAST EPISODES --

WE'VE ALREADY RELEASED 22

EPISODES TOWARDS OUR GOAL.

RIGHT NOW WE'RE PLANNING OUT

SEASON FOUR, WHICH WILL TAKE

US TO 52 EPISODES.

AND YOU CAN BE A PART OF IT

BY JOINING WITH US.

CALL US, 1-800-759-0700.

WELL, WE'VE GOT SOME TIME

FOR QUESTIONS.

Terry: WE DO.

WE'VE GOT SOME E-MAIL THAT

HAS COME IN, SO LET'S BRING

IT ON.

JACKW' FROM NIGERIA

SAYS, "THANK YOU FOR

BRINGING VERY INSTRUCTIVE

TESTIMONIES THROUGH YOUR

NETWORK.

I NEED CLARIFICATION ON THE

FUTFRUIT OF THE SPIRIT AND

THE GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT.

IS IT POSSIBLE TO HAVE ONE

AND NOT HAVE THE OTHER?

WHICH IS MORE IMPORTANT?

WHAT WOULD YOU ADVICE?"

Gordon: JACKSON,

ANYTHING FROM GOD IS

IMPORTANT.

DON'T DIMINISH ANY GIFT FROM

GOD.

THE GIFTS ARE GIVEN BUT THE

FRUIT IS GROWN.

BUT I THINK BOTH OF THEM,

BOTH THE OPERATION OF THE

GIFTS AND THE FRUIT OF THE

SPIRIT REQUIRE ONE THING,

AND THAT IS YOU SPENDING

TIME IN THE FULLNESS OF THE

SPIRIT OF GOD.

HERE IS WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS,

1 CORINTHIANS 12, HERE IS

THE MANIFESTATION OF THE

GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT.

THERE IS WORD OF WISDOM,

WORD OF KNOWLEDGE.

YOU HAVE FAITH, YOU ALSO

HAVE PROPHECY.

AND YOU HAVE TONGUES,

INTERPRETATION OF TONGUES,

WORKING OF MIRACLES, ALL OF

THAT.

THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT --

ACTUALLY, THE LONGER I'M A

CHRISTIAN, THE MORE I WANT

TO SEE THE FRUIT OF THE

SPIRIT.

YOU FIND THAT IN GALATIANS.

LOVE, JOY, PEACE, LONG

SUFFERING, KINDNESS,

GOODNESS, FAITHFULNESS,

GENTLENESS, SELF-CONTROL.

AGAINST SUCH, THERE IS NO

LIFE.

LET'S KEEP THAT UP THERE,

LOVE, JOY, PEACE.

I NEED THAT SCRIPTURE BACK

UP.

LOVE, JOY, ANTICIPATION,

PEACE -- DWELL ON THOSE

THINGS AND START ASKING, AM

I SEEING THE FRUIT OF THE

SPIRIT IN MY LIFE.

IF YOU'RE NOT( SPEND NORE

TIME IN THE SPIRIT.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM JESUS: "IF YOU

ABIDE IN ME, YOU WILL ASK

WHAT YOU DESIRE, AND IT

SHALL BE DONE FOR YOU."

GOD BLESS YOU.

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