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The 700 Club - April 15, 2014

“Heaven is for Real’s” Colton Burpo recounts the day his 4-year-old spirit left his body experienced heaven with Jesus. Plus, raised in poverty, Antonina wanted a better life, so she turned to drug dealing and gambling for financial security. Read Transcript


MY SON HAD A NEAR-DEATH

EXPERIENCE.

HE SAW THINGS I REALLY

CAN'T THE EXPLAIN.

MOM WAS IN ONE ROOM, AND

YOU WERE IN ANOTHER ROOM

YELLING AT GOD.

GET THE REAL STORY.

I KNEW THE FIRST PERSON I

SAW WAS JESUS.

COLTON WAS ON THE OTHER

SIDE.

HEAVEN IS FOR REAL, AND

YOU'RE GOING TO LIKE IT.

ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB."

WELL, YOU'RE WATCHING

"THE 700 CLUB," AND IT IS

WONDERFUL TO SEE THE DAY,

AND WENDY GRIFFITH IS HERE

WITH US.

IT IS GOOD TO SEE YOU.

Wendy: GOOD TO SEE

YOU.

Pat: WE HAVE A GREAT

PROGRAM TODAY.

WE START OFF BY TALKING

ABOUT -- WHERE, BY THE WAY,

OUR DEAR SISTER IS, IS IN

UKRAINE.

TERRY IS IN THE UKRAINE.

Wendy: THAT'S RIGHT.

RIGHT WHERE IT IS ALL

HAPPENING.

Pat: SHE IS TRYING TO

ROUND UP ORPHANS OR HELP THE

GYPSIES.

BUT ONCE AGAIN, THE

PRESIDENT'S CRITICS ARE

SAYING HE ISN'T TAKING A

STRONG ENOUGH STAND AGAINST

VLADIMIR PUTIN, AND THE

MILITARY MOVE IS GOING ON IN

THE UKRAINE.

Wendy: NOW REPUBLICANS

ARE PUSHING THE PRESIDENT TO

FOLLOW THROUGH ON HIS TALK

AGAINST RUSSIA.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM HAS THE

STORY.

Reporter: NEW

PROVOCATIONS, THIS TIME

AIMED AT THE U.S. AS A

RUSSIAN JET BUZZED A U.S.

NAVY SHIP IN THE BLACK SEA.

THE JET REPORTEDLY MADE A

DOZEN HIGH-SPEED PASSES OVER

THE U.S.S. DONALD COOK FOR

MORE THAN 90 MINUTES.

THE MESSAGE IS, WE SEE

YOU, WE DON'T LIKE YOU IN

OUR BACKYARD, AND WE PREFER

THAT YOU WOULD LEAVE.

Reporter: PRESIDENT

OBAMA'S CRITICS SAY IT IS

ONE MORE INCIDENT OF

VLADIMIR PUTIN THUMBING ITS

NOSE ON OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION.

OBAMA AND PUTIN SPOKE FOR 90

MINUTES ON MONDAY.

THE WHITE HOUSE

EXPRESSED, QUOTE,"GRAVE

CONCERN OR PUTIN'S SUPPORT

FOR PRO-RUSSIA MALITIA

DESTABILIZING THE UKRAINE."

WE KNOW WHO IS BEHIND

THIS.

INDEED THE ONLY ENTITY IN

THE AREA CAPABLE OF THESE

COORDINATED PROFESSIONAL

MILITARY ACTIONS IS RUSSIA.

Reporter: THE

ADMINISTRATION SAYS TOUGH

ECONOMIC SANCTIONS ARE

BEGINNING TO TAKE HOLD, AND

IS THREATENING TO RATCHET

THEM UP IF RUSSIA DOESN'T

BACK DOWN.

SOME REPUBLICANS ARE URGING

THE PRESIDENT TO TAKE TOUGH

ACTION NOW.

SENATOR JOHN McCAIN SAID

THE U.S. SHOULD IMPOSE

TOUGHER SANCTIONS ON RUSSIA

IMMEDIATELY AND SHIP

MILITARY AID TO UKRAINE.

SPEAKING ON CBS'S "FACE THE

NATION" ON SUNDAY, McCAIN

SAID PUTIN IS UNRESPONSIVE.

AND THERE IS NO EVIDENCE OF

HIM HAVING TO PAY A

SIGNIFICANT PENALTY.

PRESIDENT OBAMA SAYS HE HAS

NO PLANS TO SEND WEAPONS TO

UKRAINE.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM, CBN NEWS.

Pat: WEAKNESS,

WEAKNESS, WEAKNESS.

YOU KNOW, IT WOULD BE SO

EASY TO DO THAT.

WE HAVE MECHANISMS AT OUR

DISPOSAL THAT COULD CRASH

THE SOVIET ECONOMY.

IT IS NOT LONGER SOVIET --

THE RUSSIAN ECONOMY.

WE CAN DO THAT.

AND WE CAN LIBERALIZE THE

EXPORTS OF NATURAL GAS.

WE HAVE ONLY ONE EXPORT

FACILITY OF THE FREEZING OF

THE NATURAL GAS.

AND THAT'S SHINEER ENERGY,

AND THAT'S DOWN IN THE

GOLF.

WE DON'T HAVE ANY OTHER.

AND THE PRESIDENT COULD TAKE

THE LID OFF THE NATURAL GAS,

AND ALL OF THE EXPORT

CONTROLS, AND SAY WE'RE

GOING TO FLOOD THE WORLD

WITH NATURAL GAS.

AND YOU, RUSSIA, ARE GOING

TO BE FINDING YOURSELF

BANKRUPT.

WE COULD DO THAT, AND WE

COULD DO IT VERY SUBTLELY.

WE DON'T HAVE TO GO OUT

THERE WITH A LOT OF BELLICOS

TALK.

THE LAST THING WE DON'T WANT

TO DO IS TO PUSH PUTIN IN A

CORNER WHERE HE THINKS THE

ONLY WAY OUT IS TO PUSH THE

NUCLEAR BUTTON.

WE DON'T WANT A NUCLEAR

WAR.

NONE OF US DO.

BUT THE PRESIDENT IS GOING

TO INVITE SOMETHING THAT

WILL BE SO FAR DOWN THE

ROAD, BY THE TIME WE DO

REACT TO IT, IT WILL BE A

SHOOTING WAR, AND WE DON'T

WANT THAT.

THE PRESIDENT MAY BE HAVING

TROUBLE IN FOREIGN MOLSEE,

POLICY, BUT HE HAS HAD NO

PROBLEM RECOMMENDING MORE

TAXES HERE AT HOME.

JOHN JESSUP HAS THE SHOCKING

STORY OF WHAT HE HAS BEEN

DOING.

Reporter: PAT,

PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS

RECOMMENDED MORE THAN 400

TAX INCREASES SINCE TAKING

OFFICE IN 2009.

AMERICANS FOR TAX REFORM HAS

REVIEWED THE PRESIDENT'S

RECORD AND FOUND HE PUSHED

FOR TAXES EVERY YEAR WHILE

IN OFFICE.

THE GROUP SAYS THE PRESIDENT

HAS PROPOSED 442 TOTAL TAX

INCREASES, NOT INCLUDING THE

20 HE SIGNED INTO LAW AS

PART OF OBAMACARE.

THE SOCIAL SECURITY

ADMINISTRATION IS SUSPENDING

A PROGRAM THAT SEIZES TAX

REFUND MONEY FROM THOUSANDS

OF AMERICANS.

THE PROGRAM WAS PUT IN PLACE

TO RECOUP MONEY BECAUSE IT

SENT OUT TOO MUCH IN

PAYMENTS YEARS AGO.

BUT THE PEOPLE WHO WERE

HAVING THEIR TAX REFUNDS

TAKEN COMPLAINED, AND SO DID

MEMBERS OF CONGRESS.

THEY SAID PEOPLE WERE BEING

FORCED TO REPAY THE DECADES'

OLD DEBT OF THEIR PARENTS OR

GUARDIANS.

IT HAS IDENTIFIED 400,000

PEOPLE WITH OLD DEBTS,

TOTALING MORE THAN

$700 MILLION.

IT HAS COLLECTED

$55 MILLION, BUT IS

SUSPENDING THE PROGRAM UNTIL

THE REVIEW IS COMPLETED.

LAST NIGHT'S LUNAR ECLIPSE,

CALLED THE BLOOD MOON, HAS

ATTRACTED A GREAT DEAL OF

INTEREST.

IT TOOK ON A REDDISH HUE

BETWEEN 2:00 AND 4:00 THIS

MORNING.

ACCORDING TO NASA, SEEING

FOUR LUNAR ECLIPSES IN A ROW

IS A BIT RARE.

SOME BIBLICAL EXPERTS HAVE

ATTRIBUTED SPECIAL THINGS TO

LUNAR ECLIPSES BECAUSE THEY

COINCIDE WITH JEWISH

FEASTS.

YOU CAN SEE THE IMPLICATIONS

OF BLOOD MOONS BY GOING TO CBN..

BNNEWS.COM.

Wendy: I WENT UP ON MY

DECK.

I HAVE A HIGH DECK ON MY

THIRD FLOOR, AND THERE IT

WAS.

IT LOOKED JUST LIKE THE

PICTURES WE JUST SHOWED.

IT REALLY WAS RED.

BY 3:15, IT WAS COMPLETELY

GONE, EITHER FROM THE TOTAL

ECLIPSE OR FROM THE CLOUD

COVER.

SO I WAS GRATEFUL I HAD THAT

LITTLE VIEW.

Pat: I LIKE JOHN HAGI.

HE WRITES INTERESTING

STUFF.

THIS IS AN INTERESTING TAKE

ON HISTORY.

APPARENTLY A NUMBER OF KEY

THINGS, THE SIX-DAY WAR AND

ALL KINDS OF THINGS HAVE

HAPPENED DEALING WITH

ISRAEL.

DOES IT MEAN SOME TRAGEDY

WITH ISRAEL?

DOES IT MEAN THE WAR WILL

START IN THE MIDDLE EAST?

YOU DON'T KNOW.

ANYHOW, THERE IS A LOT OF

INTEREST IN THE BLOOD MOON.

I, FOR ONE, HAVE NO VIEW ON

IT WHATSOEVER.

Wendy: THIS HAPPENED ON

PASSOVER, WHICH IS KIND OF

INTERESTING.

THE BLOOD MOON AND THE BLOOD

OF PASSOVER, VERY

INTRIGUING.

Pat: VERY INTERESTING.

THAT'S WHY PEOPLE ARE BUYING

THIS BOOK AND TRYING TO FIND

OUT ABOUT IT.

I DON'T HAVE ANY POINT OF

VIEW, ACCEPT THE BIBLE SAYS,

IN THE LATTER DAYS, BEFORE

THE COMING OF THE LORD, THE

MOON WILL TURN TO BLOOD.

BUT THAT CAN HAPPEN THROUGH

HAZE.

I THINK THERE WILL BE AN

ASTEROID STRIKE.

WHEN IT DOES, IT WILL BLOW

UP A CLOUD OF DEBRIS THAT

WILL FILL THE SKY, AND THE

STARS WILL HAVE A FUNNY LOOK

TO THEM, AND THE SUN WILL BE

OOBSCURED, AND THE SUN

WON'T GIVE ITS LIGHT AND THE

MOON WILL TURN TO BLOOD.

JOHN?

Reporter: PAT, IDENTITY

THEFT IS ONE OF THE FASTEST

GROWING CRIMES IN AMERICA.

IT IS NOT JUST YOUR CREDIT

CARDS YOU WANT.

THIEVES ARE AFTER YOUR

GOVERNMENT AND MEDICAL

INFORMATION AS WELL.

AS ONE OHIO WOMAN RECENTLY

DISCOVERED, IT COULD EVEN

INCLUDE STEALING THE

IDENTITY OF SOMEONE WHO HAS

DIED.

HEATHER CELLS HAS THAT

STORY.

Reporter: WHILE THE

FAMILY OF AMY MOURNED HER

DEATH, THE IDENTITY THIEVES

GOT BUSY.

THEIR STRATEGY, SIMPLY SPEND

$10 TO PURCHASE A COPY OF

HER DEATH CERTIFICATE.

ANYONE CAN WALK IN, AND

THEY DON'T KEEP TRACK OF

IT.

AND I SAID, REALLY?

AND THEY SAID, YES, IT IS A

PUBLIC RECORD.

HER DEATH MIGHT BE PUBLIC

RECORD, BUT ALL OF THAT

INFORMATION YOU'RE HANDING

OUT FOR $10 IS NOT PUBLIC

RECORD.

Reporter: MOST DEATH

CERTIFICATES CONTAIN THE

FULL NAME OF THE DECEASED,

THEIR ADDRESS, AND THEIR

DATE OF BIRTH.

IN THIS CASE THE THIEVES

TARGETED ALMOST A DOZEN

VICTIMS AND WALKED AWAY WITH

TENS OF THOUSANDS OF

DOLLARS.

THE BAD GUY IN THIS CASE

WENT ON TO THE OBITUARY PAGE

IN THE LOCAL PAPER AND

ACCESSED THE INFORMATION.

AND THEY WENT TO THE POSTAL

SERVICE, FILED A CHANGE OF

ADDRESS FORM, AND ACTUALLY

GOT THE MAIL DIVERTED FROM

THE DECEASED INDIVIDUAL TO

THEIR RESIDENCE.

Reporter: EVAN SAYS THE

THIEVES WERE ABLE TO MAKE

CHANGES ON CREDIT CARDS AND

DRAIN BANK ACCOUNTS.

THE VICTIMS' FAMILIES LOST

THOUSANDS AND IN ONE CASE

COULDN'T EVEN PAY FOR THE

FUNERAL.

IT IS A VERY KIND OF

DEVIOUS AND FAIRLY SMART WAY

OF STEALING SOMEONE'S

IDENTITY BECAUSE THEY'RE NOT

THERE TO CARE.

AMY IS NOT GOING TO ANSWER

THE PHONE BE LIKE, I DIDN'T

OPEN HIS CREDIT CARD.

WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?

Reporter: HEATHER

CELLS, CBN NEWS.

IF SOMEONE IS THAT

CREATIVE, WHY NOT COME UP

WITH SOMETHING MORE

PRODUCTIVE THAN A LIFE OF

CRIME.

Pat: IT IS SO MUCH

EASIER.

AND IT IS MUCH MORE FUN.

THE CROOKS WOULD RATHER

STEAL THAN TO DO IT

HONESTLY.

AND THEY DO HAVE SOME

GENIUS.

I'M WONDERING, IF I'M DEAD,

DOES IT MATTER?

SOMEONE IS STEALING MY

MONEY?

Wendy: IT STILL MATTERS

TO YOUR FAMILY.

Pat: IT MATTERS TO MY

FAMILY.

AND MY FAMILY HOPEFULLY WILL

BE WELL-TAKEN CARE OF

WITHOUT WORRYING WHAT THE

IDENTITY THIEVES WILL DO.

WITH ME, WHEN I'VE GONE TO

BE WITH JESUS, I AM NOT

CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT I AM

LEAVING BEHIND.

AS THE ONE GUY SAID, I WILL

TELL YOU HOW MUCH THAT MAN

LEFT.

AND THEY SAID HOW MUCH?

AND HE SAID, HE LEFT IT

ALL.

PAT, MORE THAN 100

CHRISTIAN LEADERS FROM

DIFFERENT BACKGROUNDS AND

DIFFERENT STATES MET AT THE

WHITE HOUSE ON MONDAY FOR

THE EASTER CELEBRATION OF

THE CELEBRATION OF JESUS

CHRIST.

JENNIFER WISHON HAS THAT

STORY.

Reporter: AN EASTERú

CELEBRATION AT THE MOST

FAMOUS HOME IN THE WORLD.

I THINK IT IS AMAZING

THAT THE MOST POWERFUL

NATION ON THE PLANET, IN

PROBABLY THE MOST BUILDING

POLITICALLY SPEAKING, IN THE

ENTIRE WORLD, THAT WE'RE

HAVING A MOMENT THAT WE'RE

NOT ONLY ACKNOWLEDGING BUT

CELEBRATING THE RESURRECTION

OF JESUS CHRIST AS LORD AND

SAVIOR.

Reporter: IT IS A

TRADITION STARTED BY

PRESIDENT OBAMA FOUR YEARS

AGO, BUT THIS YEAR IT BEGAN

WITH AN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF

DEATH, AS THE PRESIDENT

HONORED THREE VICTIMS OF

THAT DEADLY SHOOTING AT A

JEWISH CENTER AND HOME IN

KANSAS.

President Obama: AND WE

HAVE TO KEEP COMING

TOGETHER, ACROSS FEIGNS, TO

GACOMBAT THE IGNORANCE,

INCLUDING THE ANTI-SEMITISM

THAT CAN LEAD TO HATRED AND

TO VIOLENCE.

THIS EASTER WEEK, OF COURSE

WE RECOGNIZE THERE IS A LOT

OF PAIN AND A LOT OF SIN AND

A LOT OF TRAGEDY IN THIS

WORLD, BUT WE'RE ALSO

OVERWHELMED BY THE GRACE OF

AN AWESOME GOD.

Reporter: THE

PRESIDENT'S REMARKS

SURRENDERED BY HIS MEETING

WITH POPE FRANCIS.

President Obama:

CHRIST'S RESURRECTION, HE

WRITES, IS NOT AN EVENT OF

THE PAST.

IT CONTAINS A VIOLENT POWER

WHICH HAS PERMEATED THIS

WORLD.

AND HE ADDS, "JESUS DID NOT

RISE IN VAIN.

MAY WE NEVER R REMAIN ON

THE SIDELINES OF THIS MARCH

OF LIVING HOPE."

Reporter: STILL, THE

PRESIDENT SAYS AS A RULE HE

TRIES NOT TO PREACH WITH

PREACHER.

President Obama: LORD,

FILL MY MOUTH WITH

WORTHWHILE STUFF, AND NUDGE

ME WHEN I'VE SAID ENOUGH.

Reporter: JENNIFER

WISHON, CBN NEWS, THE WHITE

HOUSE.

A VICTORY FOR A

STUDENT-LED BIBLE SCHOOL AT

A HIGH SCHOOL IN AMSTERDAM,

NEW YORK.

THE SUPERINTENDENT TOLD CLUB

MEMBERS THEY NEED TO BUY AN

INSURANCE POLICY TO USE THE

SCHOOL'S FACILITIES AFTER

HOURS.

THE THE AMERICAN CENTER FOR

LAW AND JUSTICE DEFENDED THE

STUDENTS, ARGUINGIN ARGUING

THE BIBLE STUDY MAY BE GIVEN

THE SAME RIGHTS.

IF ANOTHER CLUBS ARE NOT

REQUIRED TO OBTAIN INSURANCE

POLICIES, THIS SENIOR SHOULD

NOT BE REQUIRED TO OBTAIN

ONE FOR THE BIBLE CLUB.

ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF THE ACLJ

DEFENDING RELIGIOUS

FREEDOM.

Pat: THAT'S RIGHT.

IT WAS MY PRIVILEGE TO FOUND

THAT ORGANIZATION, AND I

MUST SAY IT HAS BECOME

PROBABLY THE LEADING

ADVOCATE FOR RELIGIOUS

FREEDOM IN THIS NATION.

AND JAY SECULO IS JUST A

FABULOUS SPOKESPERSON FOR

THAT ORGANIZATION AND FOR

ALL OF US.

HE APPEARS REGULARLY ON FOX

NEWS AND OTHER NEWS

CHANNELS.

AND HE IS ALWAYS ELOQUENT

AND INSIGHTFUL, AND I'M

PROUD OF HIM.

WENDY?

Wendy: UP NEXT, THE

GENERATION THAT CONNECTED

THE WORLD NOW HAS PLANS TO

REVOLUTIONIZE IT.

10 YEARS AGO, THIS WOULD

HAVE NEVER WORKED.

WE CAN TALK ON THE PHONE.

WE CAN VIDEO CHAT.

WE CAN TEXT.

AND JUST WITHIN SECONDS WE

CAN MAKE VISIONS FOR OUR

LITTLE COMPANY.

Wendy: HEAR HOUR

MILLENNIUMS ARE CHANGING THE

WAY WE WORK, NEXT.

MILLION STILL AHEAD, A TRIP

TO THE HOSPITAL.

DADDY, DON'T LET THEM

TAKE ME.

DADDY, DON'T LET THEM TAKE

ME.

Wendy: AND A VISIT TO

HEAVEN.

I WAS IN THE ROOM WITH

GOD TO START WITH, SO I GOT

TO SEE WHAT THAT LOOKED

LIKE.

Wendy: THE REAL STORY

BEHIND THE MOVIE...

COLTON, YOU NEED TO GO

BACK.

Wendy: LATER ON TODAY'S

"THE 700 CLUB."

Pat: WELL, WE'VE GOT

ALL OF THESE THINGS,

GENERATION "Y,"

BABY-BOOMERS, MILLENNIALS.

THE BABY-BOOMERS AREN'T THE

LARGEST.

THAT HONOR GOES TO A GROUP

KNOWN AS THE MILLENNIALS.

THOSE BORN BETWEEN 1980, AND

1995.

MOST OF THEM DON'T KNOW

ABOUT A WORLD WITHOUT

COMPUTERS AND THE INTERNET,

AND THEY'RE CHANGING THE

WORLD PLACE.

AND AS MILLENNIAL CAITLIN

BURKE REPORTS, IT ISN'T

ALWAYS EASY.

Reporter: THE STRUGGLE

TO BREAK GENERATION GAPS IS

AS OLD AS TIME ITSELF.

AND NOW THE DISCONNECT

BETWEEN MILLENNIALS AND

THEIR PARENTS AND

GRANDPARENTS IS ONE OF THE

WIDEST EVER.

NOW THIS MILLENNIAL

GENERATION IS ENTERING THE

WORKFORCE, AND EMPLOYERS ARE

FINDING THEY'RE JUST

DIFFERENT.

MANY OF THOSE DIFFERENCES

ARE GOOD; OTHERS ARE A

LITTLE MORE CHALLENGING.

BUT THE MAJORITY STEM FROM

THE MILLENNIALS IMMERSION IN

TECHNOLOGY.

WHETHER IT IS NETWORKING,

SHARING INFORMATION OR JUST

KEEPING IN TOUCH,

MILLENNIALS OFTEN TURN TO

SOCIAL MEDIA.

I NEED TO SENT A P.D.F.

REAL QUICK TO ME SO I

REMEMBER TO EDIT THAT.

I HAVE AN APP ON MY PHONE

THAT IS GREAT FOR THAT.

YOU HEAR ABOUT ALL OF THIS

INNOVATION THAT CAN MAKE THE

WORK PROCESS EASIER.

Reporter: BUT TO AN

OLDER GENERATION, CONSTANT

USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA LOOKS

LIKE MORE OF A DISTRACTION.

AS A CULTUR CONSULTANT AND

PROFESSIONAL SPEAKER SHE HAS

LOOKED OUT OVER THE AUDIENCE

AND FOUND THEM ON THEIR

PHONES.

IT IS HARD WHEN YOU'RE

GIVING A PRESENTATION, AND

HALF OF THE AUDIENCE IS

DOING THAT THING THAT

THEY'RE DOING.

Reporter: BUT SHE MAY

FIND OUT SOME WERE SHARING

HER SPEECH ON TWITTER.

EMPLOYERS SAY THEY SEE THE

BENEFITS OF TECHNOLOGY AND

HOW MILLENNIALS USE IT IN

THE WORKPLACE, BUT THEY ALSO

FEAR THOSE BENEFITS COME AT

A COST.

THE TEXTING AND

COMMUNICATION WITHOUT FACE

TO FACE SEEMS TO BECOME

PROBLEMATIC IN THE SENSE

THAT OUR BUSINESS DEPENDS ON

RELATIONSHIP BUILDING.

Reporter: EXPERTS

AGREE.

AUTHOR DR. TOM RAINER'S

BOOK, "THE MILLENNIALS,"

TAKES AN INDEPTH LOOK INTO

THE NEW GENERATION.

I BELIEVE THIS WILL BE

ONE OF THE CHALLENGES OF THE

MILLENNIAL GENERATION GOING

FORWARD.

THERE WILL NEVER BE A TIME

WHEN YOU CAN REPLACE

FACE-TO-FACE CONVERSATION.

Reporter: IT IS NOT

SURPRISING THAT THIS TEXT

SAVVY APPROACH COULD ALSO BE

A WEAKNESS.

EMPLOYERS SAY THEY SHOULD

WORK WITH MILLENNIALS ON

THEIR STRENGTHS.

ALEX STARTED WORKING WITH

MANN NUTRITION, A COMPANY

THAT MAKES THERAPEUTIC

FOOD.

IT IS A PEANUT BUTTER FOR

CHILDREN WHO ARE REALLY

MALNOURISHED.

IT CAN RAPIDLY CHANGE THE

EFFECTS OF SEVERE

MALNUTRITION.

Reporter: THEIR

MISSION: SPREAD THE WORD

ABOUT MANN'S THERAPEUTIC

PEANUT BUTTER.

WE STOPPED AT CHURCHES

AND COLLEGES AND HIGH

SCHOOLS, AND ANYBODY WHO

WOULD LET US COME IN AND

TALK.

Reporter: EVENTUALLY

THEY DECIDED THEY COULD DO

MORE.

IT WOULD MAKE SENSE TO

CREATE A CONSUMER PRODUCT IN

A SIMILAR FORM SO PEOPLE

COULD BUY THIS PRODUCT, AND

THROUGH THAT PURCHASE BE

ESSENTIALLY GIVING THEIR

DONATION, ALSO.

WE DIDN'T HAVE ANY MONEY

TO START WITH.

WE DIDN'T HAVE A RICH

UNCLE.

WE DIDN'T HAVE PEANUT

EXPERIENCE. BUT WE HAD A

GOOD AUDIENCE FROM THE

PEOPLE WHO BELIEVED IN

MANN'S MISSION AND OUR

MISSION.

SO WE STARTED AN ONLINE,

CROWD-FUNDING CAMPAIGN.

Reporter: MARK AND ALEX

DECIDED THEY WOULD NEED

ABOUT $65,000 TO GET THEIR

COMPANY OFF THE GROUND.

PEOPLE WERE REALLY

RECEPTIVE, AND WE

OVERFUNDED.

WE RAISED ABOUT $70,000.

Reporter: THAT WAS THE

START OF THEIR COMPANY,

"GOOD SPREAD."

EVERY TIME WE SELL A

PACKET OR A JAR OF OUR

PEANUT BUTTER, WE GIVE AWAY

A PACKET OF THIS PEANUT

BUTTER TO KIDS WHO ARE

MALNOURISHED.

Reporter: MARK IS BASED

HERE IN NASHVILLE, AND ALEX

IS IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

10 YEARS AGO, THIS WOULD

HAVE NEVER WORKED.

BUT ALEX AND I, LITERALLY

EVER DAY -- IT IS LIKE A

LONG DISTANCE RELATIONSHIP.

WE CAN TALK ON THE PHONE, WE

CAN VIDEO CHAT, WE CAN

TEXT.

IN SECONDS, WE CAN MAKE

VISIONS FOR OUR LITTLE

PEANUT BUTTER COMPANY.

Reporter: IN NOVEMBER,

THEY SENT THEIR FIRST BATCH

OVERSEAS WITH WORLD VISION.

THE TOTAL, 33,000 PACKETS.

IT IS A BUSINESS RUN THE

MILLENNIAL WAY, AND IT IS

MAKING A DIFFERENCE.

CAITLIN BURKE, CBN NEWS,

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE.

Pat: HOW ABOUT THAT,

OUR OWN MILLENNIAL CAITLIN

BURKE AND OUR OWN STORY.

ISN'T THAT GREAT?

Wendy: WHAT ABOUT YOU

AND ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY?

Pat: I FINALLY CAUGHT

ON TO THE iPAD WHICH I AM

USING, AND I'VE BEGUN TO GET

THE KEYBOARD.

I USED TO BE ABLE TO TYPE.

IN LAW SCHOOL I TYPED, AND

I'VE GIVEN UP THAT SCHOOL,

BUSKILL, BUT I'VE GOT TO

GET IT BACK AGAIN.

ALL OF THIS CODE, B.F.F.,

AND L.O.L. -- THESE PEOPLE

HAVE LOST THE USE OF

LANGUAGE.

Wendy: IT'S TRUE.

IT'S TRUE.

I'M GETTING THERE MYSELF.

Pat: ARE YOU?

OKAY.

Wendy: UP NEXT, A BOY

WHO DIED, WENT TO HEAVEN,

AND HAD A MOVIE MADE ABOUT

HIS LIFE.

I KNEW THAT THE FIRST

PERSON I SAW WAS JESUS.

HE WAS WEARING A WHITE ROBE

WITH A PURPLE SASH, AND HE

JUST CAME DOWN NICELY AND

GRACEFULLY.

Wendy: COLTON TELLS US

WHY HEAVEN IS FOR REAL,

NEXT.

Wendy: WELCOME BACK.

WELL, THE BOOK "HEAVEN IS

FOR REAL" SOLD OVER

10 MILLION COPIES.

IT SPENT 100 WEEKS ON THE

BEST-SELLER LIST AND IS NOW

THE SUBJECT OF A MAJOR

MOTION PICTURE.

IT TELLS THE TRUE STORY OF A

YOUNG BOY WHO GOT A GLIMPSE

OF THE AFTER LIFE.

LAST YEAR WE HAD A CHANCE TO

SPEAK WITH THE BURPOS IN

THEIR HOME AND HEAR THEIR

SIDE OF THE STORY.

HOW OLD ARE YOU TODAY?

THREE.

AND WHAT IS YOUR NAME?

> AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE?

ALASKA.

WHO IS YOUR MOMMY?

WHO IS YOUR DADDY?

DADDY BURPO.

WHO IS YOUR SISTER?

Reporter: THAT WAS 10

YEARS AGO.

LOOKING AT COLTON NOW, YOU

WOULD NEVER GUESS HE ALMOST

DIED IN 2003.

HIS FATHER, TODD, STARTED

TELLING US HIS STORY THAT IS

IN THE BOOK, "HEAVEN IS FOR

REAL."

HE STARTED THROWING UP

AND WE THOUGHT HE HAD THE

STOMACH FLU.

Reporter: HIS DOCTOR

DISCOVERED HIS APPENDIX HAD

BURST AND INFECTION WAS

SPREADING IN HIS BODY.

TIME WAS RUNNING OUT.

WE KNEW WE WERE IN BAD

SHAPE WHEN THEY SAID, YOU

NEED TO COME OUT IN THE

HALLWAY.

AND SOMEONE CAME TO US AND

STARTED TALKING TO US AND

SAID, WE'VE GOT TO HAVE

SURGERY ON YOUR KID.

IT WAS TOUGH.

SEEING YOUR BOY BE LIFELESS,

WHEN HE WAS A VERY VIBRANT

CHILD.

AND IT WAS AT THAT MOMENT

THAT WE WERE LOOKING AT EACH

OTHER.

I REMEMBER MY WIFE HOLDING

COLTON IN THE HALLWAY, JUST

US, AND HE WAS NOT EVEN

MOVING.

WE WENT TO THE SURGERY PREP,

AND I REMEMBER THEM HAULING

HIM AWAY, AND HIM SAYING,

DADDY, DON'T LET THEM TAKE

ME.

DADDY, DON'T LET THEM TAKE

ME.

I WENT TO THE PRE-OP, AND I

WAS FINALLY ALONE AND I SHUT

THE DOWN.

AND I FINALLY BROKE DOWN AND

I WAS MAD AT GOD.

I WAS FRUSTRATED, FED UP.

AND I REMEMBER TELLING HIM,

GOD, AFTER ALL I'VE DONE FOR

YOU, AND NOW YOU'RE GOING TO

TAKE MY KID?

THIS IS HOW YOU TREAT YOUR

PASTORS.

WE WERE CALLING OUR

PRAYER CHAIN, AND ANYBODY

WHO WOULD BE ON THE OTHER

LINE TO GET COLTON ON THE

PRAYER CHAIN, BECAUSE IT WAS

BAD.

WE WERE IN THE WAITING

ROOM FOR AN HOUR AND A HALF,

MAYBE.

I REMEMBER THE NURSE COMING

OUT AND SAYING, IS COLTON'S

DADDY OUT HERE?

SHE SAID, COLTON IS IN

RECOVERY AND HE IS

SCREAMLING FOR YOU.

I REMEMBER MY SON LOOKING AT

ME, AND HE GOES, DAD, DO YOU

KNOW I ALMOST DIED?

AND MY FIRST THOUGHT IS,

MAYBE HE OVERHEARD THE NURSE

SAY THAT.

MAYBE THEY THOUGHT HE WAS

UNDER ANESTHESIA, AND HE

WASN'T.

IT WASN'T UNTIL FOUR MONTHS

AFTER HE GOT OUT OF THE

HOSPITAL THAT WE FINALLY

LISTENED TO OUR SON.

THAT'S WHEN I GOT TO SEE

HEAVEN.

JESUS AND SOME ANGELS CAME

AND FLEW ME UP TO HEAVEN.

AND I SAID, COLTON, WHAT

DID JESUS LOOK LIKE?

I KNEW THAT THE FIRST

PERSON I SAW WAS JESUS.

HE WAS WEARING WHITE ROBES

WITH A PURPLE SASH.

AND HE JUST CAME DOWN NICELY

AND GRACEFULLY.

WELL, DAD, JESUS HAS

MARKERS.

DAD, JESUS HAS MARKERS.

I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT HE

MEANT.

SO I FINALLY ASKED THE RIGHT

QUESTION.

COLTON, WHERE ARE JESUS

MARKERS.

HE DROPS HIS TOYS AND STANDS

UP, AND HE POINTS AND SAYS,

DAD, THEY WERE RIGHT HERE.

POINTS TO HIS PALMS AND THEN

BENDS OVER AND TOUCHES THE

TOP OF HIS FEET.

AND HE SAYS, THAT'S WHERE

JESUS' MARKERS WERE, DAD.

I WAS IN THE THRONE ROOM,

AND I GOT TO SEE WHAT THAT

WAS LIKE.

I WAS UPSET BECAUSE I DIDN'T

KNOW WHAT WAS HAPPENING.

WHAT GOD DID WAS HE USED

PEOPLE OR THINGS THAT I

LIKED TO CALM ME DOWN.

FROM THERE I ON FELT

BETTER.

AND ONE DAY WE'RE

TRAVELLING TOGETHER, AND HE

LOOKS UP AT ME, AND HE SAYS,

DAD, YOU USED TO HAVE A

GRANDPA NAMED POP, DIDN'T

YOU.

AND I WAS, LIKE, YEAH.

HE IS REALLY NICE.

REALLY?

YEAH, YOU USED TO PLAY

WITH HIM AS A KID AND WORK

WITH HIM ON THE FARM AND

SHOOT STUFF WITH HIM.

AND I WAS, LIKE, HOW DO YOU

KNOW THAT?

AND HE SAID, HE TOLD ME.

A FIGURE CAME UP AND HE

WAS POP.

HE SAID, ARE YOU TODD'S

SON?

AND I SAID YES.

AND HE SAID HE WAS HIS POP.

GRANDPA.

HE WAS KILLED IN A CAR

WRECK BEFORE I TURNED

SEVEN.

HE CAME UP AND TOLD ME HE

HAD TWO SISTERS.

WELL, HE HAD TO SAY IT

SEVERAL TIMES BEFORE HE GOT

MY ATTENTION.

FINALLY, I LOOKED AT HIM AND

I SAID, WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU

HAVE TWO SISTERS.

I HAVE TWO SISTERS.

YOU HAD A BABY THAT DIED IN

YOUR TUMMY.

AND I WAS, LIKE, HOW DO YOU

KNOW YOU HAD TWO SISTERS.

AND HE SAID, SHE TOLD ME.

SHE LOOKED LIKE CASSIE,

BUT SHE HAD BROWN HAIR.

AND HE SAID, SHE KEPT

HUGGING ME.

SHE WOULDN'T STOP HUGGING

ME, MOM, AND I DIDN'T LIKE

THAT.

I'M NOT REALLY THE

HUGGING TYPE.

I MISCARRIED THE WEEKEND

OF FATHER'S DAY, WHICH MADE

IT EVEN TOUGHER.

WE THOUGHT WE HAD GOTTEN

OVER IT.

IT, THAT THE BABY HAD

DIED.

WHEN HE SAID HE HAD TWO

SISTERS, I THINK I WAS IN

SHOCK FIRST.

AND THEN TRYING TO REALIZE,

WHAT IS HE TELLING ME.

SO I KNEW HE HAD SEEN HER.

AND AFTER HE DESCRIBED HER

AND HE SAID, SHE IS JUST

WAITING FOR YOU GUYS TO COME

TO HEAVEN.

AS WE TALKED ABOUT

HEAVEN, AND HE WAS TELLING

ME ALL OF THESE WONDERFUL

DETAILS, I ASKED HIM, DID HE

WANT TO COME BACK?

I KNEW I WAS LEAVING

HEAVEN BECAUSE JESUS CAME TO

ME AND SAID, COLTON, YOU

NEED TO GO BACK.

EVEN THOUGH I DIDN'T WANT TO

GO BACK, HE SAID THAT HE WAS

ANSWERING MY DAD'S PRAYER.

I REMEMBER THAT PRAYER.

THAT IRREVERENT, THAT

DISRESPECTFUL, SCREAMING AT

GOD PRAYER.

AND I WAS, LIKE, YOU'RE

ANSWERING THAT PRAYER?

Reporter: TODAY COLTON

IS A HEALTHY 13-YEAR-OLD,

AND SHARES HIS HEAVENLY

JOURNEY WITH BOLDNESS.

I LEARNED THAT HEAVEN IS

FOR REAL, AND YOU'RE GOING

TO LIKE IT.

Wendy: I LOVE THAT

LINE.

THE MOVIE ADAPTATION OF

COLTON'S STORY OPENS IN

THEATERS NATIONWIDE

TOMORROW.

"HEAVEN IS FOR REAL" IS

RECEIPTED P.G.

TOMORROW WE'LL SHOW YOU A

SNEAK PEEK OF THAT FILM,

PLUS WE'LL SIT DOWN WITH THE

BURPO FAMILY ON THURSDAY.

Pat: IT IS REMARKABLE.

IT IS ONE OF THOSE MIRACLES

THAT GOD DOES.

I BELIEVE IN HEAVEN.

I BELIEVE IN LIFE AFTER

DEATH.

STILL AHEAD, WE'RE GOING TO

"BRING IT ON" WITH QUESTIONS

FROM OUR VIEWERS.

PAUL SAYS, "I KNOW THE BIBLE

SAYS WE HAVE TO OBEY THE LAW

OF THE LAND, BUT WHAT

HAPPENS WHEN OUR OWN

GOVERNMENT REFUSES TO DO

THAT?

DO WE DO NOTHING OR DO WE

STAND UP AND FIGHT?"

OH, BOY.

Wendy: COMING UP LATER,

A FIGHTER AT HEART.

I LOVE BUMPING UP INTO

GIRLS, TRYING TO START

STUFF.

THAT WAS HIGH FOR ME.

THAT WAS MY HIGH.

Wendy: SHE GETS THE

SMACKDOWN.

I SAID, I CAN'T DO THIS

ANYMORE.

I'VE GOT TO DO SOMETHING

DIFFERENT.

Wendy: ON TODAY'S "THE

700 CLUB."

WELCOME BACK TO

WASHINGTON FOR THIS CBN NEWS

NEWSBREAK.

OHIO MUST RECOGNIZE GAY

MARRIAGES PERFORMED IN OTHER

STATES.

THAT WAS THE RULING FROM A

FEDERAL JUDGE.

JUDGE TIMOTHY BLACK APPROVED

OHIO'S GAY MARRIAGE BAN

UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

IT MEANS IT MUST RECOGNIZE

LICENSES FROM STATES FROM

SAME-SEX WEDDINGS ARE

PERFORMED.

EVEN SO, THE OHIO

ATTORNEY-GENERAL PLANS TO

APPEAL THE DECISION.

ARIZONA ABORTION CLINICS

WILL NOW FACE SURPRISE

INSPECTIONS.

THEY HAVE REMOVED THE THE

WARRANT REQUIREMENT FOR

SO-CALLED SNAP INSPECTIONS

OF CLINICS.

REPUBLICANS BELIEVE IT

PROTECTS THE LIVES OF WOMEN

AND CHILDREN, WHILE

DEMOCRATS SAY IT HURTS

WOMEN'S HEALTH AND ACCESS TO

ABORTION.

THE BILL GOES TO ARIZONA'S

GOVERNOR FOR FINAL

APPROVAL.

PRO-ABORTION GROUPS PLAN ON

CONTESTING IT IN COURT IF IT

BECOMES LAW.

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PAT AND WENDY WILL BE BACK

WITH MORE OF "THE 700 CLUB"

RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Pat: I'M LITTLEST TO

REPORT THAT LUX VERA, WHICH

IS THE MOOK, HAS PACED

10,000 STUDENTS ALREADY.

IT IS GOING IN 140

COUNTRIES.

10,000, JUST AFTER TWO

MONTHS.

RIGHT NOW U.S. NEWSWORLD

REPORTS THAT THE REGENT HAS

ONE OF THE TOP 10 ONLINE

BACHELOR DEGREE PROGRAMS IN

THE NATION.

IT HAS ANIMATION, CRIMINAL

JUSTICE, INTERNATIONAL

STUDIES, TELEVISION, AND

MUCH, MUCH MORE.

SO WHY DON'T YOU LOG IN.

IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A

SCHOOL, AND IF YOU WANT TO

ENHANCE YOUR RESUME SO THAT

YOU'RE MORE QUALIFIED FOR A

PARTICULAR JOB.

REGENT HAS GOT IT.

AND YOU CAN STUDY ONLINE,

STUDY AT HOME, AT YOUR

LEISURE.

THAT MOOK IS SOMETHING

ELSE.

WE'VE TEAMED UP WITH "CAN

DO," WHICH IS OUTSTANDING.

AND WE'VE GOT SOME OF THE

MOST CREATIVE ONLINE

PROGRAMS.

THE INTERFACE IS JUST

DYNAMIC.

SO, ANYHOW, SO MUCH FOR

THAT.

SO WE'VE GOT QUESTIONS

COMING.

Wendy: PAUL WRITES, "I

KNOW THAT THE BIBLE SAYS

OBEY THE LAW OF THE LAND.

BUT WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY

ABOUT AMERICAN CITIZENS AND

CHRISTIANS DEFENDING

THEMSELVES FROM OUR OWN

GOVERNMENT THAT IS BREAKING

OUR LAWS AND DESTROYING OUR

CONSTITUTION?

WOULD GOD WANT US TO SIMPLY

PRAY AND DO NOTHING, OR

WOULD HE LITERALLY WANT US

TO STAND UP AND FIGHT

AGAINST OUR OPPRESSIVE,

UNGODLY GOVERNMENT?

WHAT DO WE DO?"

Pat: THAT'S A DIFFICULT

QUESTION.

WHEN PAUL WROTE WHO HE WAS

WRITING, HE SAID WE'RE TO

OBEY THE AUTHORITIES.

AND HE SAID, HE THAT BEARS

THE SWORD DOESN'T REVEL IT.

THEY HAD SOME OF THE MOST

CORRUPT EMPERORS, AND YET

THE CHRISTIANS DID NOT RISE

UP, AND JESUS DIDN'T PREACH

REBELLION AGAINST THEM.

IN OUR TRADITION HERE IN

AMERICA, WE HAVE BELIEVED IN

THE RIGHT OF REVOLUTION.

WE HAVE A RIGHT TO THROW OFF

TYRANNY, AND THAT'S WHAT THE

AMERICAN REVOLUTION WAS ALL

ABOUT.

SO WE HAVE THAT TRADITION,

THAT IN THE CASE OF TYRANNY,

WE CAN RISE UP AGAINST

TYRANNY.

BUT THAT ISN'T NECESSARILY

FOUND IN BIBLICAL

PRINCIPLES.

IT IS JUST HERE IN AMERICA.

Wendy: YVONNE

WRITES, "I ENJOY PLAYING

BINGO.

IF I WIN, I GIVE THE CHURCH

A MINIMUM OF 10%.

I HAVE BEEN WINNING $40.

IS IT WRONG THAT I PLAY

BINGO?"

Pat: HEY, AT YOUR AGE,

GO FOR IT.

A FEW BUCKS HERE AND

THERE -- THE REASON GAMBLING

IS WRONG, HERE IS THE DEAL:

YOU'RE LOOKING AT SOMEBODY

WHO USED TO BET ON ANYTHING

AND USED TO PLAY HIGH STAKES

POKER --

Wendy: YOU DO?

Pat: I DID.

BUT I WOULD SIT THERE AND

PRAY TO DRAW AN INSIDE

STRAIGHT, AND ALL OF THAT

KIND OF STUFF.

IT'S JUST NOT GOOD.

THE PROBLEM IS THE BIBLE

SAYS YOU SHALL NOT TEMPT THE

LORD YOUR GOD.

WHAT YOU'RE DOING IS LAYING

OUT YOUR MONEY, PUTTING IT

ON THE TABLE, AND YOU'RE

SPINNING THE WHEEL AND

HOPING IT WILL COME OUT RED

16.

OR YOU'RE HOPING YOU DON'T

BUST BLACKJACK, OR YOU GET A

FLUSH OR SOMETHING.

BUT YOU'RE PRAYING AND YOUR

TESTING GOD.

AND THE BIBLE SAYS YOU'RE

NOT SUPPOSED TO TEMPT THE

LORD YOUR GOD.

BUT SOME DEAR LITTLE OLD

LADY PUTTING A FEW BUCKS ON

A TABLE TO PLAY BINGO IN A

CHURCH SOCIAL, I DON'T THINK

SHE IS TEMPTING GOD.

Wendy: KYLIE

WRITES, "HI, I AM 11 YEARS

OLD.

AND I HAVE A QUESTION.

I HAVE A DREAM THAT I SEE

8s AND 9s ALL THE TIME.

PLEASE TELL ME WHAT THIS

MEANS?"

Pat: 72.

Wendy: SHE'S 11.

MAYBE SHE IS THINKING SHE

WANTS TO BE 8 OR 9 AGAIN.

Pat: WHAT THAT SAYS TO

ME IS THAT YOU'RE GIFTED IN

MATH, AND THAT YOU HAVE A

FUTURE IN NUMBERS.

I WAS INTERVIEWING RABBI

LEVEN, WHO IS A GREAT GUY.

AND HE SAID, YOU KNOW, THE

WORD FOR COUNTING IN HEBREW,

I RECALL, WAS MONEY.

AND THOSE WHO COULD COUNT

WERE CONSIDERED TO BE

DISTINGUISHED.

AND HE SAID, IF YOU WANT TO

HAVE THE JEWISH WAY OF DOING

THINGS, YOU HAD TO COUNT

YOUR MONEY AND KNOW WHERE

THE MONEY WAS.

SO THERE IS NOTHING WRONG

WITH KNOWING WHAT'S GOING

ON.

I WOULD THINK, FOR YOU,

YOU'RE LOOKING AT SOMETHING

THAT THE LORD IS TELLING

YOU.

YOU HAVE A FACILITY WITH

NUMBERS, AND YOU COULD BE A

C.P.A., AN ACCOUNTANT, OR

MAYBE A GOOD BUSINESSMAN.

Wendy: PATRICK WRITES,

"I HAVE NOTICED THAT MORE

WOMEN HAVE BEEN WEARING RED

APPAREL ON NEWS SHOWS,

ADVERTISEMENTS, AND

POLITICIANS.

EVERY DAY THERE ARE AT LEAST

SEVERAL LADIES WEARING RED.

JUST TODAY A DAILY DOCTORS'

SHOW HAD AN EXPERT WITH AN

EXPERT ON COLORS, SAYING

THAT RED IS THE COLOR OF

ARROUSAL.

THE TREND SEEMS TO BE

INCREASING SINCE 2009, AND

MORALS ARE DOWN.

WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON

THIS?"

Pat: IN TERMS OF

MARKETING, RED SCREAMS OUT

AND SAYS, BUY ME.

Wendy: AND MEN WEAR RED

POWER TIES.

Pat: LISTEN, THE WOMEN

WEAR DRESSES BECAUSE THEY

LOOK GOOD ON TELEVISION.

AND THAT COLOR BLEEDS

THROUGH ON THEIR FACES AND

SO IT GIVES THEM A COLOR.

SO IT IS REALLY NICE ON

TELEVISION.

IF THEY WEAR PAST TELLS ALL

ELS ALL OF THE TIME, IT

FADES INTO THE BACKGROUND.

SO THIS STANDS OUT AGAINST

THE BACKGROUND.

FROM A MARKETING STANDPOINT,

THE COLOR RED, WHEN YOU'VE

GOT AN ITEM WITH A RED

COLOR, IT TELLS THE SHOPPER,

BUY ME, I'M HERE, READY TO

GO.

I DON'T KNOW ABOUT ARROUSAL

AND ALL OF THAT SEX STUFF.

BUT IT MAKES WOMEN LOOK

GOOD, AND THAT'S WHY THEY

WEAR IT.

Wendy: I HAVE TO SAY

AMEN TO THAT.

I THINK WE'RE DONE.

Pat: THANK YOU FOR ALL

OF THOSE QUESTIONS.

WELL, IN THE REMOTE FARMING

COMMUNITIES OF HONDURAS, IT

IS HARD FOR WOMEN TO FIND

WORK.

SO "OPERATION BLESSING" IS

HELPING THEM START

BUSINESSES OF THEIR OWN.

WATCH THIS.

Reporter: AFTER HER

HUSBAND DIED, MARIA COULDN'T

FIND REGULAR WORK.

IN THIS RURAL PART OF

HONDURAS, THE ONLY JOB

AVAILABLE WAS AS A FARM

WORKER.

UNFORTUNATELY, SHE DIDN'T

ALWAYS GET HIRED.

THEY TOLD ME THAT THE JOB

WAS FOR MEN AND NOT FOR

WOMEN BECAUSE WOMEN ARE NOT

GOOD AT HARD LABOR.

Reporter: MEANWHILE,

MARIA'S DAUGHTER, HEIDI, HAS

TO WAKE UP BY HERSELF EACH

MORNING, EAT AN EAGER

BREAKFAST, AND GET READY FOR

SCHOOL.

I KNOW MY MOM HAD TO GO

TO WORK, BUT I DIDN'T LIKE

TO BE ALONE.

I WAS AFRAID.

Reporter: BEFORE HIS

DEATH, MARIA'S HUSBAND HAD

PLANTED SOME CROPS NEXT TO

THEIR HOME.

MARIA DREMPT OF DOING THAT

AGAIN SO SHE COULD BE CLOSER

TO HER DAUGHTER.

BUT SHE DIDN'T HAVE THE

MONEY TO BUY SEEDS AND

FERTILIZER.

SHE EVEN WENT TO THE BANK TO

GET A LOAN, BUT THE BANK

TURNED HER DOWN.

THAT NIGHT WE HAD NOTHING

TO EAT.

I WAS SCARED ABOUT WHAT

WOULD HAPPEN THE NEXT DAY.

WHAT WOULD I DO TO FEED MY

CHILD?

Reporter: THEN

"OPERATION BLESSING" GAVE

MARIA AND 20 OTHER WIDOWS

AND SINGLE MOTHERS SEEDLING

POTATOES, AND FERTILIZER,

AND INSECT SPRAY, TO START

THEIR OWN SMALL FARMS.

I COULDN'T IMAGINE THAT

PEOPLE THAT DIDN'T KNOW ME

WOULD HELP ME LIKE THIS.

Reporter: IN JUST TWO

MONTHS, MARIA HAS MADE $250

PROFIT FROM HELG HER

POTATOES.

SELLING HER POTATOES.

NOW THEY HAVE ENOUGH MONEY

LEFT OVER TO PLANT A WHOLE

NEW CROP.

Pat: I CAN'T IMAGINE

THAT PEOPLE WHO DIDN'T KNOW

ME WOULD HELP ME THAT WAY.

WE LOVE PEOPLE.

GOD LOVES PEOPLE.

WE CAN BE HIS HAND EXTENDED

DOWN TO HONDURAS, WHEREVER

IT IS AROUND THE WORLD.

WE CAN REACH OUT AND HELP

PEOPLE.

THAT'S JUST ONE.

JUST A LITTLE BIT OF SEED

POTATOES, AND IT DOESN'T

TAKE MUCH, AND ALL OF A

SUDDEN YOU HAVE GIVEN

SOMEBODY A LIVELIHOOD.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO

PARTICIPATE, WE WOULD LOVE

TO HAVE YOU AS A "700 CLUB"

MEMBER.

GORDON DID SOMETHING ABOUT

DREAMS.

AND PEOPLE WANT TO KNOW WHAT

THEIR DREAMS ARE ALL ABOUT.

IT IS CALLED "VISIONS OF THE

NIGHT, HOW GOD SPEAKS IN

DREAMS."

IT IS INTERESTING.

AND WE'LL SEND IT TO YOU IF

YOU JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

IT IS JUST 65 CENTS A DAY,

$20 A MONTH.

OR YOU CAN MAKE A ONE-TIME

GIFT AND SAY I WANT TO HELP

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GIVE US A CALL.

WENDY?

Wendy: UP NEXT, AN

EXPECTANT MOTHER WHO WAS

TARGETED IN A DRIVEBY.

AND THEY JUST STARTED

SHOOTING.

MY CAR GOT SHOT UP.

I'M DRAGGING MY DAUGHTER,

WHILE I'MALIT I'M EIGHT

MONTHS PREGNANT, RUNNING

BEHIND A BUILDING, TRYING TO

GET INTO THE APARTMENT.

Wendy: FIND OUT WHY SHE

WAS ATTACKED, NEXT.

Pat: ANTANINA GRIFFIN

WANTED TO LIVE THE AMERICAN

DREAM, BET A NICE HOUSE,

GIVE HER KIDS A SHOT AT A

BETTER LIFE.

BUT WHEN SHE TRIED, SHE

WOUND UP SELLING DRUGS,

LIVING IN THE PROJECTS, AND

SEEING HER KIDS SHOT BY

RIVAL DRUG DEALERS.

Reporter: ANTANINA

GRIFFIN REMEMBERS GROWING UP

IN THIS HOUSING PROJECT IN

GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA.

MOST OF HER MEMORIES ARE OF

THE CHAOS IN THE COMMUNITY

AND AT HOME.

I LOOK OUTSIDE ON ANY

GIVEN DAY AND SEE THE

FIGHTING.

I CAN SEE THE GUN.

WITHIN THE HOME, IT WAS TIME

WHERE MY AUNTS AND UNCLES

WOULD FIGHT EACH OTHER.

YOU DON'T OWN ME.

THE HECK I DO.

Reporter: SHE AND HER

MOTHER LIVED WITH A HOUSE

FULL OF PEOPLE.

THE TWO WERE NEVER CLOSE

BECAUSE HER MOM PARTIED

CONSTANTLY.

IT WAS HER GRANDMOTHER THAT

WANT ANTANINA TO BREAK THE

FAMILY CYCLE OF FAMILY POP

POVERTY AND VIOLENCE.

MY MOTHER INSTILLED ME OF

DREAMING OF WANTING MORE

THAN THIS.

SHE USED TO HAVE US DRAW

PICTURES OF THE HOUSES WITH

WANTED TO LIVE IN.

I WOULD DRAW THIS BIG OLD

HOUSE WITH SUNSHINE IN THE

CORNER, WITH ME AND MY

MOTHER AND MY BROTHER

STANDING THERE.

Reporter: DESPITE HER

DREAM OF A BETTER LIFE, SHE

WAS DRAWN IN BY OTHER

INFLUENCES.

GROWING UP, GOING TO

SCHOOL, I GOT INTO FIGHTS.

AS A YOUNG ADULT, I GOT INTO

FIGHTS.

THAT WAS A WAY OF SHOWING

WHO I REALLY WAS.

Reporter: AND AFTER

ANTANINA'S MOM DIED, HER

GRANDMOTHER STARTED TAKING

HER TO CHURCH.

BUT SHE ALWAYS FELL BACK ON

THE LIFE SHE KNEW.

SHE HAD HER FIRST CHILD AT

17.

EVERYBODY I HUNG WITH

ALREADY HAD A CHILD.

SO IT WAS, LIKE, OKAY, NOW

I'M PART OF THE CLICK.

I'VE HAVING MY BABY NOW.

I CAN GET ON THE SYSTEM.

I'LL HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF

MONEY COMING IN.

I'M NOT WORKING.

Reporter: THEN HER

GRANDMOTHER DIED, AND

ANTANINA WAS DEVASTATED.

I GOT MAD AT GOD.

I WAS REALLY UPSET.

YOU HOW CAN YOU POSSIBLY --

OKAY, I UNDERSTAND MY MOM.

I DIDN'T HAVE A CONNECTION

WITH MY MOM.

BUT MY GRANDMOTHER?

LIKE, REALLY, GOD?

Reporter: SHE STOPPED

GOING TO CHURCH AND STARTED

FIGHTING CONSTANTLY.

I LOVE CLUBBING.

I LOVED THE FIGHTING.

I LOVED BUMPING UP INTO

GIRLS, TRYING TO START

STUFF.

YOU KNOW, THAT WAS A HIGH

FOR ME.

THAT WAS MY HIGH.

Reporter: SHE TRIED TO

WORK, BUT HER HABIT OF

PARTYING ALL NIGHT GOT HER

FIRED.

AND OVER THE NEXT FEW YEARS,

SHE HAD THREE MORE

CHILDREN.

MY MOTHER HAD THREE KIDS

BY THREE DIFFERENT MEN.

I DIDN'T WANT THAT, ALTHOUGH

I ENDED UP FOLLOWING HER

FOOTSTEPS IN THAT AREA.

BUT I ALWAYS KNEW I WANTED

MORE.

Reporter: GETTING OUT

OF THE PROJECTS WOULD COST

MONEY, AND ANTANINA WAS

WILLING TO USE ANY MEANS

NECESSARY.

I GOT MY FIRST OF THE

MONTH CHECK, AND I TOOK THAT

MONEY AND I BOUGHT SOME

DRUGS.

AND MY YOUNGER COUSIN TAUGHT

ME HOW TO CUT IT UP, BAG IT

UP, AND SELL IT.

IT WAS JUST A HABIT, LIKE

THIS IS MY HUSTLE.

MY JOB IS TO SELL DRUGS TO

TAKE CARE OF MY KIDS.

Reporter: THE COCAINE

BUSINESS WAS LUCRATIVE, BUT

HER HUSTLE WAS NOT WITHOUT

CONSEQUENCES.

WE STANDING ON THE

SIDEWALK TALKING, AND HERE

COMES A CAR, AROUND THE

CURVE, AND THEY JUST STARTED

SHOOTING.

MY CAR GOT SHOT UP.

I'M DRAGGING MY DAUGHTER,

WHILE I'M EIGHT MONTHS

PREGNANT, RUNNING HIND A

BUILDING, TO TRY TO GET INTO

THE APARTMENT.

Reporter: ANTANINA KNEW

SHE WAS PLAYING A DANGEROUS

GAME SELLING DRUGS, BUT TO

HER THE RISK WAS WORTH THE

HOPE OF A BETTER LIFE FOR

HER FAMILY.

I'M NOT SURE IF THE DRUG

MONEY IS GOING TO GET ME THE

BIGGER HOUSE, BUT I SAW THE

BIGGER HOUSE.

I SAW ME AND MY KIDS LIVING

BETTER.

Reporter: DURING THIS

TIME HER HAIRDRESSER STARTED

INVITING HER TO CHURCH.

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT

GOING TO CHURCH WITH ME?

I DON'T FEEL LIKE GOING

TO CHURCH, NOT RIGHT NOW.

SO EVERY TIME I WOULD GO GET

MY HAIR DONE, SHE WAS LIKE,

ANTATINA, YOU NEED TO COME

WITH ME TO CHURCH.

Reporter: SHE STARTED

HOSTING GAMBLING PARTIES TO

MAKE MORE MONEY.

ONE NIGHT THINGS GOT OUT OF

HAND.

THEY WERE SO LOUD AND

CURSING, AND BEING SO

DISRESPECTFUL, AND MY KIDS

WERE BACK THERE ASLEEP.

SO I JUST SHUT THE WHOLE

CARD GAME DOWN.

I SAID, GET OUT OF MY

HOUSE.

AND I WENT IN MY ROOM, AND I

DUMPED MY MONEY OUT ON THE

BED.

Reporter: AND SHE

NOTICED THE TV WAS ON, AND A

PREACHER WAS SPEAKING.

IT WAS ALMOST LIKE WHAT

MY GRANDMOTHER WAS INSTILLED

IN ME WAS AWAKENED BY HIS

VOICE.

HE IS JUST DRAWING ME IN AND

DRAWING ME IN.

AND BEFORE I KNEW IT, I WAS

LITERALLY CRYING.

I WAS BALLING IN TEARS.

I JUST STARTED THINKING MORE

ABOUT MY CHILDREN.

WHAT IF THEY WOULD HAVE

STARTED SHOOTING AND

SOMETHING HAPPENED TO MY

KIDS?

HOW AM I GOING TO LIVE WITH

THAT?

THAT'S WHEN I SAID, I CAN'T

DO THIS ANYMORE.

I'VE GOT TO DO SOMETHING

DIFFERENT.

Reporter: THAT MESSAGE

WAS NOT JUST A WAKEUP CALL,

IT CHANGED HER LIFE.

I JUST STARTED PRAYING.

AND I SAID, GOD, I PROMISE

I'M GOING TO CHURCH

TOMORROW.

LIKE, MAYBE TWO SUNDAYS

LATER IS WHEN I WENT UP AND

REALLY GOT SAVED, REALLY

DEDICATED MY LIFE TO CHRIST

AND PROMISED THAT I WOULD

SERVE HIM.çç

Reporter: SHE REALIZED

THAT GOD HAD BEEN PROTECTING

HER AND HER FOUR CHILDREN

ALL THE TIME.

I JUST STARTED THINKING

ABOUT TIMES THAT I COULD

HAVE BEEN KILLED, OR TIMES

THAT I COULD HAVE, YOU KNOW,

GONE TO PRISON.

OR TIMES THAT MY KIDS COULD

HAVE BEEN TAKEN AWAY FROM

ME.

I WOULD HAVE TO SAY IT WAS

NOBODY BUT GOD.

Reporter: LATER

ANTANINA MARRIED DARREN,

WHOM SHE MET AT CHURCH.

HE WAS ALWAYS A SINGLE

PARENT, AND TOGETHER THEY

HAVE BUILT THE DREAM

ANTANINA HAVE ALWAYS

WANTED.

I'M THANKFUL FOR MY

HUSBAND.

HE IS AMAZING.

HE WAKES UP AND PRAYS OVER

US.

HE COVERS US.

ME GROWING UP CLUELESS.

I DIDN'T KNOW HOW TO BE A

MOTHER.

I STARTED YOUNG.

I THANK GOD AND I THANK MY

HUSBAND BECAUSE HE ACTUALLY

TAUGHT ME.

AND IF IT WASN'T FOR JESUS

LOVING ME, DYING ON THE

CROSS FOR ME -- I UNDERSTAND

THAT EVERYTHING THAT JESUS

WENT THROUGH WAS FOR ME.

HE IS EVERYTHING IN MY LIFE,

LIKE, EVERYTHING.

I WOULD GO ALL OUT FOR HIM

BECAUSE HE HAS BEEN JUST

THAT GOOD TO ME.

JUST THAT GOOD.

Pat: HE'S JUST THAT

GOOD.

LISTEN, FOLKS, JESUS IS

REALLY WONDERFUL.

HE IS THE SON OF GOD.

I WAS READING TODAY WHERE IT

SAYS HE STOOD BEFORE THE SAN

HEDRON, AND THEY SAID, TELL

US HONESTLY, ARE YOU THE

MESSIAH?

AND HE SAID, YES.

AND HE SAID, YOU'RE GOING TO

SEE THE SON OF MAN SITTING

AT THE RIGHT HAND OF THE

POWER AND COMING ON THE

CLOUDS OF GLORY.

ONE DAY HE IS COMING BACK

AGAIN.

BUT RIGHT NOW HE COMES

BEFORE US AS A SUFFERING

SERVANT.

HE COMES FOR US AS ONE WHO

DIED ON THE CROSS.

NOT AS THE EXALTE EXALTED

RULER ONE DAY HE'LL BE, BUT

HE COMES AS SOMEBODY WHO IS

HUMBLE.

HE CAME TO ISRAEL RIDING ON

A DONKEY.

HUMBLE.

A MAN OF SORROWS AND

ACQUAINTED WITH GRIEF.

AND WHAT HE SAYS IS, WILL

YOU LET ME TAKE YOUR

BURDENS?

WILL YOU LET ME GIVE YOU A

NEW LIFE?

WILL YOU LET ME FILL YOU

WITH JOY UNSPEAKABLE?

AND IF YOU WANT THAT JOY

RIGHT NOW, DON'T TOUCH THAT

DIAL.

RIGHT THIS SECOND I WANT YOU

TO PRAY WITH ME.

WHEREVER YOU ARE, I WANT YOU

TO PRAY THESE WORDS:

JESUS -- THAT'S RIGHT, PRAY

WITH ME.

JESUS, MY LIFE ISN'T WHAT IT

OUGHT TO BE.

AND, JESUS, RIGHT NOW I ASK

THAT YOU WILL COME INTO MY

HEART, THAT YOU LIVE YOUR

LIFE IN ME, AND FROM THIS

MOMENT ON I WILL LIVE FOR

YOU AND I WILL SERVE YOU ALL

THE REST OF MY LIFE.

THANK YOU, LORD.

THANK YOU.

AND IF YOU PRAYED THAT

PRAYER, I WANT TO GIVE YOU

SOMETHING THAT IS VERY

SPECIAL.

IT'S CALLED "A NEW DAY."

IF YOU'RE STARTING A NEW

DAY, THERE IS A LITTLE

BOOKLET IN HERE WITH A

NUMBER OF SCRIPTURES.

YOU CAN READ IT AS YOUR

LEISURE.

THERE IS ALSO A COMPACT

DISK.

IT HAS SOME VERY IMPORTANT

TEACHINGS ABOUT WHAT YOU

JUST DID.

I'LL GIVE THIS TO YOU FREE,

AND I'LL ASK YOU TO CALL

RIGHT NOW.

1-800-759-0700.

SOMEBODY IS HERE WHO LOVES

YOU, AND IS LITTLEST THAT

YOU'VE JUST SAID YES.

THE PHONES WILL BE

AVAILABLE, EVEN THOUGH THIS

PROGRAM IS OFF THE AIR.

AND YOU CAN STILL CALL IN.

WELL, I THANK YOU FOR

JOINING US ON THIS EDITION

OF "THE 700 CLUB."

AND WE LEAVE YOU WITH

TODAY'S POWER MINUTE, FROM

PSALM 50: "CALL UPON ME IN

THE DAY OF TROUBLE, AND I

WILL DELIVER YOU AND YOU

SHALL GLORIFY ME."

WELL, THAT'S ALL OF THE TIME

WE'VE GOT.

TOMORROW WE SIT DOWN WITH

THE WHOLE BURPO FAMILY AND

GET A SNEAK PEEK OF "HEAVEN

IS FOR REAL."

SO FOR WENDY AND ALL OF US,

THIS IS PAT ROBERTSON, AND

WE'LL SEE YOU TOMORROW.

BYE-BYE.

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