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The 700 Club - April 22, 2014

NHL veteran and Stanley Cup Champion Matt Cullen talks about his evolving faith. Plus, the pain of repressed childhood abuse surfaced when Kim was a young married mother, resulting in danger for her family. Read Transcript


TODAY...TAKING THE GOSPEL

TO THE CORNERS OF THE

WORLD.

WHAT GOD IS DOING IN

NORTH AFRICA IS

UNPRECEDENTED.

Wendy: PLUS...

YOU LIVE AND DIE WITH

EACH GAME.

ON THE ROAD TO THE

STANLEY CUP WITH NHL VETERAN

MATT COLIN.

THAT WAS THE COOLEST

EXPERIENCE I HAD IN MY

HOCKEY CAREER.

AND THEN...

I WOULD STAY AS INVISIBLE

AS I COULD.

ONE WOMAN IS SET FREE.

THIS IS WHAT LIBERTY

LOOKS LIKE.

ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB."

*

Pat: WELL, WELCOME TO

THIS WONDERFUL DAY IN

VIRGINIA.

IT'S WARM AND SUNNY.

I HOPE YOU'RE HAVING A

SUNNY, BEAUTIFUL DAY

WHEREVER YOU ARE.

I DON'T KNOW IF YOU ARE OR

NOT, BUT WE CAN ALWAYS

HOPE.

YOU KNOW, YOU CAN'T PRINT

MONEY BY THE BILLIONS AND

BILLIONS AND BILLIONS OF

DOLLARS WITHOUT IT AFFECTING

PRICES SOONER OR LATER.

AND THE FEDERAL RESERVE SAYS

WE'RE NOT GOING TO AFFECT

THE PRICES.

WE'RE JUST GOING TO KEEP

INTEREST RATES DOWN NEAR

ZERO AND IT IS GOING TO

STIMULATE THE ECONOMY.

WELL, THEY MAY HAVE BEEN

WRONG.

AND IF YOU THINK IT IS

GETTING MORE EXPENSIVE TO GO

TO THE GROCERY STORE AND THE

GAS STATION, YOU'RE

ABSOLUTELY RIGHT.

FOOD AND GAS PRICES HAVE

BEEN GOING UP AND UP IN

RECENT MONTHS.

Terry: AND THOSE HIGHER

PRICES ARE MAKING TOUGH

TIMES EVEN TOUGHER FOR MANY

FAMILIES WHO ARE ON A TIGHT

BUDGET.

HEATHER CELLS HAS THE

STORY.

Reporter: KIMO LIKES TO

COOK BACON FOR HER KIDS,

ESPECIALLY ON IMPORTANT TEST

DAYS, BUT SHE HASN'T BOUGHT

MUCH LATELY.

THIS USED TO BE $5 OR $6

AND NOW IT IS $10.

Reporter: AND RISING

PRICES ARE PUTTING A DENT IN

WHAT USED TO BE A PROFITABLE

BREAKFAST BUSINESS AT

NORMA'S CA CAFE.

WE'RE LOOKING AT RECORD

PRICES FOR BEEF, ORANGE

JUICE, EGGS.

Reporter: ANALYSTS SAY

BAD WEATHER IS PUTTING A

HIGHER PRICE ON THE

GROCERIES, INCLUDING IN

CALIFORNIA, MEXICO, AND

BRAZIL.

AND TENSIONS BETWEEN UKRAINE

AND RUSSIA ARE ALSO

CONTRIBUTING, BECAUSE

UKRAINE EXPORTS SUBSTANTIAL

AMOUNTS OF CORN, WHEAT, AND

SUNFLOWER OIL.

THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX

SHOWS FOOD PRICES USING 4.4%

IN MARCH.

THE BIGGEST INCREASES CAME

FROM EGGS, MILK, BUTTER,

ORANGES, GROUND BEEF, AND

POULTRY.

THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF

AGRICULTURE IS PREDICTING

FOOD PRICES WILL RISE

BETWEEN 2.5% AND 3% THIS

YEAR, BUT MANY ANALYSTS SAY

IT COULD BE WORSE.

AND PAIN AT THE PUMP IS

HITTING MANY CONSUMERS.

THE NATIONAL AVERAGE IS

$3.69 A GALLON FOR GAS, UP

NEARLY 10 CENTS IN THE PAST

TWO WEEKS AND UP 4% FROM A

YEAR AGO.

I TRAVEL AN HOUR TO

WORK.

Reporter: THEY ARE

SHIPPING NO MORE GAS TO

OTHER COUNTRIES, FOR

CONSUMERS, THAT MEANS PRICES

MIGHT NOT COME DOWN ANY TIME

SOON.

THAT IS TOUGH NEWS FOR MANY

AMERICANS EAGER TO HIT THE

ROAD THIS SUMMER AFTER BEING

COUPED UP DURING A

RECORD-SETTING WINTER.

HEATHER CELLS, CBN NEWS.

Pat: I WONDER WHY IT IS

TAKING THIS LONG TO GET

THERE.

YOU CAN'T HOLD INTEREST

RATES DOWN ON THE FLOOR FOR

MONTH AFTER MONTH AFTER

MONTH.

AND IT KEEPS FLOODING THE

ECONOMY WITH MONEY WITHOUT

IT HAVING AN EFFECT.

THIS IS A MODEST EFFECT.

WHAT THE REAL COST IN YOUR

LIFE IS GOING TO BE IS THE

TAX BURDEN THAT OUR

PRESIDENT IS PUTTING ON US,

AND THE COSTS OF HEALTH

CARE.

THAT IS THE MAIN DRIVERS OF

INFLATION.

WELL, THE PRESIDENT SAYS THE

ECONOMY HAS BEEN GETTING

STRONGER UNDER HIS

ADMINISTRATION.

BUT SOME OF HIS DEMOCRATIC

ALLIES SAY THE ECONOMY COULD

HURT THEM IN THIS YEAR'S

ELECTIONS.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM HAS THAT

STORY FROM OUR CBN NEWS

ROOM.

Reporter: PAT,

DEMOCRATIC STRATEGISTS ARE

TELLING THEIR CANDIDATES NOT

TO TALK ABOUT AN ECONOMIC

RERECOVERECOVERY IN THEIR

ELECTION COMPAIGNS.

IT IS A POLITICAL LOOSER

BECAUSE PEOPLE DON'T BELIEVE

IT.

THE REPUBLICANS CAN SAY THE

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION HAS HAD

SIX YEARS TO GET THE ECONOMY

ECONOMY MOVING, AND IT

DOESN'T WORK.

IT DOESN'T CONVINCE THEM

THAT POLICY-MAKERS

UNDERSTAND OR ARE EVEN

FOCUSING.

AND THEY WANT AN ECONOMIC

AGENDA THAT PUTS WOMEN

FIRST, AMONG THE

DEMOCRATIC'S TARGET GROUPS.

THE WHITE HOUSE IS DENYING

THAT POLITICS PLAYED A ROLE

IN BUILDING THE KEYSTONE

X.L. PIPELINE.

JAY CARNEY SAYS THE DECISION

HAS TO DO WITH THE COURT

DECISION IN NEBRASKA.

AND THE CHAIR OF THE

NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC

COMMITTEE ALSO SAYS THE

DECISION WASN'T ABOUT THIS

YEAR'S MID-TERM ELECTIONS,

AND SHE SAYS IT IS NOT A

MOVE TO SUPPORT DEMOCRATS,

AND KEEP FROM LEAVING

CONTROL OF THE SENATE.

THE DECISION OVER THE

KEYSTONE X.L. PIPELINE IS

VERY COMPLEX.

AND IT AFFECTS MULTIPLE

STATES.

AND SENATORS, LIKE MARY

LANDEAUX, UNDERSTAND THE

MOVE.

Reporter: THEY SAY IT

ALLOWS SOME DEMOCRATS TO SAY

THEY SUPPORT BUILDING THE

PIPELINE AND CREATING NEW

JOBS.

PAT?

Pat: I'M GOING TO TELL

MRS. WASSERMAN SCHULTZ THAT

WE ALSO BELIEVE IN THE GREAT

PUMPKIN AND SANTA CLAUS.

THE IDEA THAT IS NOT

POLITICAL IS NONSENSE.

THERE IS A BILLIONAIRE WHO

IS GIVING HUGE AMOUNTS OF

MONEY TO THE DEMOCRATS, AND

HE IS HOLDING THAT WHOLE

THING HOSTAGE.

THAT IS A PLUS FOR AMERICA.

IT HIRES ABOUT 20,000

WORKERS.

STEEL WORKERS WANT IT.

THEY NEED JOBS.

IT IS GOING TO BRING

MILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF

BENEFITS TO THE STATES.

IT HAS ALREADY BEEN CLEARED

PAST THE A AQUAFER.

THE GOVERNMENT BUREAU, THE

STATE DEPARTMENT, HAS

ALREADY CLEARED IT, AND SO

IT IS NOT GOING TO BE A

PROBLEM.

WE NEED TO GET THAT CANADIAN

CRUDE DOWN INTO OUR

REFINERIES.

IT WILL BE A PLUS FOR

EVERYBODY.

IF WE DON'T TAKE IT, THEY'LL

SAY WE'RE GOING TO SEND IT

TO CHINA.

IT IS THE MOST RIDICULOUS

THING.

AND FOR THAT GUY TO STAND

THERE WITH A STRAIGHT FACE

AND LIE TO US, IT WASN'T

POLITICAL -- PLEASE.

Reporter: PAT, THE

PRESIDENT VISITS THE SCENE

OF THAT DEADLY MUDSLIDE NEAR

OSO, WASHINGTON.

WHILE THE SEARCH FOR BODIES

IS OVER, PEOPLE ARE STILL

SEARCHING FOR ANSWERS, AND

WONDERING WHERE GOD WAS IN

THE MIDST OF THIS TRAGEDY.

DAVID BRODY BRINGS US THIS

STORY FROM WASHINGTON

STATE.

David: ALONG ROUTE

530, THE WAY TO THE

DEVASTATING MUDSLIDE IS

LINED WITH SIGNS, "OSO

STRONG," AND "GOD BLESS

OSSO," MESSAGES OF LOVE

ALONG A ROAD THAT HAS CAUSED

SO MUCH PAIN.

WHILE THIS ROAD IS CLOSED,

THERE ARE NOW OPEN ROADS TO

PEOPLE'S HEARTS BECAUSE THIS

TRAGEDY HAS REALLY GIVEN

PASTORS AN OPPORTUNITY IN

THIS AREA TO TALK TO PEOPLE

ABOUT JESUS.

PASTOR MICHAEL DUNKEN, IN

NEARBY DARINGTON IS ONE OF

THOSE SPREADING THE WORD.

HE AND HIS WIFE SHARE A

UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE.

THEY MISSED THE MUDSLIDE BY

JUST TWO MINUTES.

IT IS HARD TO TALK ABOUT

BECAUSE I DON'T THINK I

DESERVE TO BE THE MAN THAT

WAS SAVED BY TWO MINUTES.

David: YET HERE HE IS,

ALIVE, AND TRYING TO MAKE

THE MOST OF IT.

WE DON'T HAVE DAYS LEFT.

I HAD TWO MINUTES.

THAT'S ALL I HAD.

AND THERE WERE PEOPLE THAT

DIED THAT I KNEW THAT DIDN'T

HAVE THAT TIME.

THEY DON'T HAVE THE REST OF

THE YEAR TO GET SAVED.

THEY HAD THAT DAY.

David: AMANDA ALMOST

JOINED THE DEAD.

HER HOME SLID 600 FEET

BEFORE STOPPING.

I KNOW THAT GOD WAS WITH

US BECAUSE AS IT WAS GOING,

I CRIED OUT TO HIM, AND I

SAID, PLEASE SAVE US.

David: BUT WHAT ABOUT

THOSE NOT SAVED?

MANY ASKED, WHERE WAS GOD

FOR THEM?

PASTOR DUNCAN EXPLAINS IT

THIS WAY...

GOD IS IN THE MIDDLE OF

ALL.

THE BIBLE SAYS THAT GOD

BRINGS THE DAY OF DISASTER

AS WELL AS THE DAY OF

BLESSING.

NOT NECESSARILY CHARGING GOD

WITH A FAULT, THAT HE IS NOT

WRONG FOR LETTING THESE

THINGS HAPPEN.

THERE IS A DAY APPOINTED FOR

EVERYBODY.

NOBODY GETS TO THAT DAY

WITHOUT GOD'S PERMISSION.

THAT APPOINTED DAY BELONGS

TO GOD.

LIFE AND DEATH ARE IN HIS

HANDS.

David: AND THAT'S A

THEME PREACHED BY PASTORS UP

HERE.

AND MANY ARE LISTENING AND

SEEKING HELP.

ABOUT 32 HAVE COME IN

THIS LAST WEEK OR SO JUST

FOR PRAYER AND TO FIND OUT

MORE ABOUT COMFORT.

AND SO IT'S BEEN A GREAT

OPPORTUNITY TO MEET NEW

PEOPLE AND SHARE WITH THEM

THE LOVE AND POWER OF

CHRIST.

David: THIS AREA OF

THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST NEEDS

TO HEAR ABOUT JESUS.

STATISTICS SHOW IT HAS THE

LEAST AMOUNT OF

BIBLE-BELIEVING CHRISTIANS

IN THE COUNTRY.

IT IS PERHAPS IN THE TOP

FIVE UNCHURCHED AREAS IN THE

UNITED STATES.

SO THERE IS A REAL

OPPORTUNITY NOW FOR THE

CHURCH OR CHURCHES TO RISE

UP AND SHOW THE LOVE OF

GOD.

David: AND SOME ARE

GETTING CLOSER TO GOD

THROUGH THIS ORDEAL.

PASTOR DUNCAN TOLD US ABOUT

A WOMAN WHO LOST A FAMILY

MEMBER.

SHE IS NOT SAVED YET, I

BELIEVE.

BUT SHE IS INQUIRING ABOUT

GOD NOW, WHERE SHE WOULDN'T

TALK ABOUT GOD AT ALL.

SHE WANTS TO KNOW ABOUT

ETERNAL THINGS.

IS MY LOVED ONE WITH GOD IN

HEAVEN?

WHAT'S HAPPENED?

WHAT COMES NEXT.

THOSE ARE THE QUESTIONS THAT

WILL LEAD HER TO A

RELATIONSHIP WITH CHRIST.

David: THE PAIN WILL

LINGER FOR SOME TIME IN THIS

MAJESTIC AREA OF THE

COUNTRY, BUT A MAJESTIC GOD

IS MAKING HIS PRESENCE FELT

AT A TIME OF AGONY AND

SUFFERING.

DAVID BRODY, CBN NEWS, IN

OSO, WASHINGTON.

PASTOR SAEED ABEDINI SENT

AN EASTER MESSAGE FROM HIS

HOSPITAL BED IN IRAN, WHERE

HE IS SERVING AN EIGHT YEAR

SENTENCE FOR CHARGES RELATED

TO HIS FAITH.

HE SAYS, "SOMETIMES WE WANT

TO EXPERIENCE THE GLORY AND

RESURRECTION WITH JESUS,

WITHOUT EXPERIENCING DEATH

WITH HIM.

WE DO NOT REALIZE UNLESS WE

PATPASS THROUGH THE PATH OF

DEATH WITH CHRIST, WE'RE NOT

ABLE TO EXPERIENCE THE

RESURRECTION OF CHRIST."

HE SIGNED IT, "FREE FOR THE

KINGDOM AND LIGHT."

YOU CAN FIND A LINK TO HIS

ENTIRE LETTER BY GOING TO

CBNNEWS.COM.

BACK HERE AT HOME, A NEW

JERSEY FAMILY IS SUING A

SCHOOL DISTRICT SAYING THE

PHRASE "UNDER GOD AND THE

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE,"

DISCRIMINATES AGAINST

ATHEIST CHILDREN.

THEY SAY IT MARGINALIZES

ATHEIST KIDS.

A SCHOOL DISTRICT LAWYER

SAYS THEY'RE JUST FOLLOWING

A STATE LAW THAT REQUIRES

SCHOOLS TO RECITE THE PLEDGE

DAILY.

HE SAYS INDIVIDUAL STUDENTS

DO NOT HAVE TO TAKE PART.

WELL, LAUGHTER REALLY CAN BE

GOOD MEDICINE FOR YOUR

BRAIN.

A RECENT SMALL STUDY FROM

LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY HAD 20

PEOPLE WATCH A FUNNY VIDEO

FOR 20 MINUTES BELIEVERS AND

ANOTHER GROUP DIDN'T WATCH

ANYTHING.

TESTS AFTERWARDS FOUND

PEOPLE WHO WATCHED THE FUNNY

VIDEO DID BETTER ON MEMORY

TESTS AND HAD LESS STRESS

HORMONES.

RESEARCHERS SAY THE LESS

STRESS YOU HAVE, THE BETTER

YOU'RE MEMORY.

AND THE AUTHOR OF THE STUDY

SAYS LAUGHING EVERY DAY WILL

IMPROVE YOUR QUALITY OF

LIFE.

SOUNDS LIKE IT'S STRAIGHT

FROM PROVERBS 17.

Pat: THAT'S WHAT IT

SAID, EPHRAIM.

A MERRY HEART DO IT GOOD

LIKE MEDICINE.

THAT'S WHAT IT SAYS, AND IT

IS TRUE.

WE HAVE A LOT OF LAUGHTER

AROUND HERE.

I ASK PEOPLE, ARE YOU HAVING

A GOOD TIME?

THAT'S ONE OF THE QUESTIONS

I ASK THE EMPLOYEES, ARE YOU

HAVING FUN?

IF YOU'RE NOT HAVING FUN,

SOMETHING IS WRONG.

Terry: THEY MIGHT BE

SAYING YES TO YOU BECAUSE

YOU'RE YOU, YOU KNOW?

Pat: OF COURSE, LYING

IS WORSE THAN NO LAUGHTER.

Terry: I'M SURE THERE

IS A PROVERB FOR THAT

(laughing).

Pat: ALL RIGHT, LET'S

ALL HAVE A GOOD TIME AND

LET'S LAUGH.

I THINK GOD HAS A SENSE OF

HUMOR.

Terry: ABSOLUTELY.

Pat: BUT HE IS

PORTRAYED AS A MEAN OLD MAN

IN A BLACK FROCK COAT WITH A

STERN IMAGE.

HE GAVE US LAUGHTER.

Terry: THERE IS A LOT

OF SCRIPTURE ABOUT JOY.

Pat: JOY WILL COME IN

THE MORNING.

WEEPING MAY BE FOR THE

NIGHT, BUT JOY WILL COME IN

THE MORNING.

Terry: COMING UP, AN

EXPLOSIVE GROWTH OF

CHRISTIANS IN A COUNTRY

WHERE 99% OF THE POPULATION

ARE MUSLIMS.

GOD HAS GIVEN US MANY

OPPORTUNITIES TO WITNESS

HIM.

HE WILL TELL US ABOUT

JESUS.

Terry: WE'LL SHOW YOU

WHERE THIS REVIVAL IS

HAPPENING, AND THAT'S NEXT.

Pat: THERE WAS A TIME

THAT NORTH AFRICA WAS

PREDOMINANTLY CHRISTIAN.

AND THEN THE MUSLIMS CAME BY

FORCE -- BY FORCE -- AND

CONVERTED PEOPLE UND THE

SWORD.

THEY CALLED IT JIHAD.

WELL, THEY BECAME VERY

STRONG MUSLIMS.

AND THEN GROUPS LIKE THE

CABIL BERBERS AND OTHERS

BEGAN TO SAY, WE WANT

SOMETHING BETTER.

AND NOW IN AN AREA THAT WAS

HOSTILE TO THE GOSPEL, WE'RE

SEEING AN AMAZING -- SIMPLY

AN AMAZING REVIVAL THROUGH

THE NORTHERN MOST REACHES OF

AFRICA.

GEORGE THOMAS HAS THIS

REMARKABLE AND EXCLUSIVE

REPORT AS TENS OF THOUSANDS

OF MUSLIMS ARE TURNING TO

FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST.

George: THESE IMAGES OF

NORTHERN AFRICANS

WORSHIPPING HAVE NEVER BEEN

SEEN BEFORE ON TELEVISION.

AS THE SUN SETS OVER THE

MEDITERRANEAN SEA, MUSLIMS

ACROSS THIS PART OF AFRICA

ARE CONVERTING TO FAITH IN

JESUS CHRIST IN RECORD

NUMBERS.

WHAT GOD IS DOING IN

NORTH AFRICA, ALL THE WAY

FROM MORITANIA TO LIBYA, IS

UNPRECEDENTED IN THE HISTORY

OF MISSIONS.

PENA, A GRADUATE OF

REGENT UNIVERSITY, HAS SPENT

YEARS TRAVELLING, TO

DOCUMENT THE INFORMATION.

I HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY OF

RECORDING TESTIMONIES AND

LISTENING TO FIRSTHAND

STORIES OF MEN AND WOMEN OF

ALL AGES, WHERE THEY CAN BE

SITTING IN THE ROOM AND SEE

THE APPEARANCE OF GOD APPEAR

TO THEM IN REALITY.

IT IS LIKE A VISION.

SOME OF THEM GIVE STORIES OF

A CONVERSATION, IT IS NOT

JUST A LIGHT THAT APPEARS.

George: THIS INTERVIEWS

CONFIRM WHAT EXPERTS SAY IS

A PROFOUND MOVE OF GOD IN

THE PREDOMINANTLY MUSLIM

NATIONS OF WESTERN SAHARA,

ALGERIA, LIBYA, AND

TUNISIA.

SOMETIMES I FEEL JEALOUS,

HOW COME HE IS VISITING THE

MUSLIM WORLD AT THIS TIME

AND AGE, WHERE WE DON'T HEAR

THAT HAPPENING IN THE

TRADITIONAL CHRISTIAN

COMMUNITY.

George: FROM THE SHORES

OF CASABLANCA, TO TRIPOLI,

LIBYA, EXPERTS SAY THE

GROUTH OF CHRISTIANITY,

ESPECIALLY IN THE LAST 20

YEARS, HAS BEEN

UNPRECEDENTED.

AND ALGERIA HAS THE GROWTH.

WE NEVER THOUGHT THE

ALGERIAN CHURCH WOULD GROW

SO BIG.

George: 99% OF THE

POPULATION IS MUSLIM.

HE SAYS EVERY NEW CHRISTIAN

IN HIS CHURCH CAME FROM A

MUSLIM BACKGROUND.

SOME 1200 BELIEVERS ATTEND

THE CHURCH.

IN FACT, SINCE WE STARTED

AS A CHURCH UNTIL TODAY, WE

HAVE ON AVERAGE 150 TO 160

BELIEVERS PER YEAR.

George: MEN LIKE SENA,

WHO WAS INVITED TO ATTEND

THE PASTOR'S CHURCH BY A

FRIEND.

Reporter: I SAW

ALGERIANS WORSHIPPING GOD

WITH ALL THEIR HEARTS, AND

IT TOUCHED ME.

George: OTHERS, LIKE

FAHAT SPEAK OF MIRACULOUS

ENCOUNTERS.

HE SAYS HE WAS ILLITERATE

AND COULDN'T READ THE BIBLE

WHEN HE ACCEPTED THE LORD,

AND THEN GOD MADE A CHANGE.

SINCE THEN, I'VE READ THE

BIBLE AND UNDERSTOOD THE

WORD OF GOD.

THIS IS JUST AN EXAMPLE OF

WHAT GOD HAS DONE IN MY

LIFE.

AND THIS IS A CASE OF MANY,

MANY PEOPLE HERE IN

ALGERIA.

George: EVEN THOUGH

ALGERIA IS OVERWHELMINGLY

MUSLIM, THE GOVERNMENT HAS

GIVEN THE PROTESTANT

CHURCHES A FREEDOM TO

REGISTER THEIR

CONGREGATIONS.

IT IS THE FIRST MUSLIM

ORGANIZATION WHO RECOGNIZED

OFFICIAL CHURCHES FROM

IRAN.

George: THIS PASTOR

SAYS THE GOVERNMENT WILL

HARASS AND INTIMIDATE

CHRISTIANS FROM TIME TO

TIME, BUT THE LEVEL OF

PERSECUTION IS NOTHING LIKE

IT WAS 20 YEARS AGO.

GOD HAS GIVEN US MANY

OPPORTUNITIES TO WITNESS, AT

THE POLICE STATION, AT THE

COURTS.

AND ACTUALLY, ONCE I WENT TO

THE POLICE STATION, AND THEY

GAVE ME 45 MINUTES TO SPEAK

ABOUT JESUS.

THE MUSLIMS SAID, TELL US

ABOUT JESUS, PLEASE.

George: BUT ALGERIA,

AND THE COUNTRIES OF NORTH

AFRICA, WEREN'T ALWAYS OPEN

TO THE GOSPEL.

PETER'S A VETERAN MISSIONARY

IN THESE PARTS.

THERE IS THAT PARABLE,

THE SOWER WENT OUT TO SOW,

AND THE SEED FELL ON STONEY

GROUND.

THIS IS NORTH AFRICA.

IN THOSE DAYS, IT WAS QUITE

RESISTANT AND STONEY.

George: FOR SECURITY

REASONS, WE'VE ALTERED HIS

VOICE AND CONCEALED HIS

IDENTITY.

THE RELIGION AND THE

CULTURE WERE UNSYMPATHETIC

TO ANYTHING THAT WAS

FOREIGN.

AND CHRISTIANITY WAS

CONSIDERED TO BE A RELIGION

OF THE EUROPEANS.

George: PETER BELIEVES

THE ARRIVAL OF SATELLITE TV

AND THE INTERNET HAVE

DRAMATICALLY CHANGED

PEOPLE'S PERCEPTION OF

CHRISTIANITY.

TODAY IN NORTH AFRICA, ON

TV, YOU CAN HEAR NATIVE ARAB

CHRISTIANS TALKING ABOUT

THEIR FAITH, WHERE THERE ARE

MATURE CHRISTIANS ANSWERING

QUESTIONS.

George: EMBOLDENED BY

GOD'S POWER, NIGERIA'S

MISSIONARIES ARE ON A

MISSION TO TAKE THE GOSPEL

TO THE FOUR CORNERS OF THE

GLOBE.

WE WANT TO SEND 1,000

MISSIONARIES BY THE YEAR

2025.

I REALLY BELIEVE THAT ONE

DAY AMERICA WILL END UP WITH

SOME CONVERT MUSLIM

MISSIONARIES COMING TO THIS

PART AND OTHER PARTS AS

WELL.

George: GEORGE THOMAS,

CBN NEWS, ALONG THE SHORES

OF THE MEDITERRANEAN.

Pat: A GREAT PIECE,

GEORGE.

ISN'T THAT EXCITING WHAT GOD

IS DOING?

Terry: VERY.

Pat: SOME YEARS AGO, WE

HAD SOME PROGRAMS IN CABIL,

BEBERBER, AND THEY'RE OUT

IN THE DESERT.

THEY ARE NOMADS.

BUT THEY RESPONDED, I WOULD

SAY OVERWHELMINGLY, TO THE

GOSPEL.

I THINK THE ARAB SPRING --

WHEN YOU LOOK AT IT, I

BELIEVE THEY WERE STARTING

IN TUNISIA.

THAT WAS ONE OF THE FIRST

OVERTHROWS OF A DICTATORIAL

POWER.

THAT HASN'T TURNED OUT AS

WELL AS SOME PEOPLE HAD

HOPED, BUT, NEVERTHELESS,

WHAT THEY'RE SEEING THERE --

ALGERIA USED TO BE A FRENCH

PROTECTORATE.

THE FRENCH SORT OF

INTEGRATED ALGERIA INTO

THEIR DOMESTIC ECONOMY.

BUT THIS IS MAGNIFICENT.

IT IS A SOVEREIGN MOVE OF

THE HOLY SPIRIT OF GOD.

SO DON'T BE DISPAIRING.

THINGS ARE GETTING BETTER.

THEY'RE GETTING BETTER.

LIFT UP YOUR HEAD.

YOUR REDEMPTION DRAWS NEAR.

ISN'T THAT EXCITING?

Terry: THAT IS VERY

EXCITING.

UP NEXT, A HOCKEY STAR IN A

FACEOFF AGAINST FEAR.

THERE IS A LOT OF

COMPETITION.

AND A LOT OF TIMES YOU DON'T

KNOW WHAT YOUR DIRECTION

IS.

AND A LOT OF TIMES YOU DON'T

KNOW IF YOU'RE GOING TO BE

HERE TOMORROW.

HAVING HIM TO LEAN ON AND

GUIDE US, IT'S SUCH A

BLESSING.

Terry: WE'LL HIT THE

ICE WITH NASHVILLE'S MATT

CULLIN.

AND THEN WE'LL "BRING IT ON"

WITH YOUR E-MAIL QUESTIONS.

GLEN SAYS, "FOR A YEAR NOW I

HAVE NOT WATCHED PORN SINCE

I GAVE MY HEART TO THE

LORD.

HOWEVER, JUST RECENTLY, I

HAVE RETURNED TO MY OLD

WAYS.

I FEEL SO ASHAMED.

WHAT DO I DO?"

PAT ANSWERS THAT QUESTION

AND MORE, AND THAT'S COMING

UP.

Terry: AS YOU JUST SAW,

WE'RE GETTING READY FOR OUR

ANNUAL WEEK OF PRAYER HERE

AT CBN, AND WE WANT TO PRAY

FOR YOU.

IF YOU'RE A CBN PARTNER, YOU

SHOULD HAVE RECEIVED A

PACKET IN THE MAIL THAT

LOOKS LIKE THIS.

WE WOULD LOVE FOR YOU TO

WRITE YOUR REQUEST ON THE

PACKET, AND SEND IT TO US,

AND WE'LL PRAY FOR YOUR

REQUEST.

IF YOU'RE NOT A PARTNER, YOU

CAN STILL PARTICIPATE.

GIVE US A CALL AT

1-800-759-0700, OUR REGULAR

NUMBER, AND WE CAN SEND A

SPECIAL WEEK OF PRAYER

PACKET TO YOU AS WELL.

IT HAS A WONDERFUL LITTLE

BOOKLET, "THE BLESSINGS OF

BELIEVE."

HAVING JUST WATCHED THAT

NORTH AFRICA PIECE, I THINK

IT IS IMPORTANT TO

UNDERSTAND THE BLESSING OF

PEACE.

Pat: WE ALL PRAY

TOGETHER.

YOU PUT YOUR PRAYER REQUEST

IN, AND YOU'RE ASKING THE

LORD RIGHT THEN AND PRAYING,

AND THOUSANDS WILL JOIN YOU

SYMBOLICLY, IF NOTHING ELSE,

AND THERE WILL BE A MASSIVE

PRAYER FOR EVERYBODY, FOR

CBN AND ALL OF US.

YOU WANT TO BE INVOLVED.

THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE'S

ANNUAL WAR OF ATTRITION IS

UNDER WAY.

16 TEAMS WILL BATTLE IT

OUT.

ONLY ONE GETS THE RIGHT TO

HOST WHAT IS CALLED THE

STANLEY CUP.

THAT'S WHAT MOST HOCKEY

PLAYERS DREAM ABOUT, FROM

THE FIRST TIME THEY LACE UP

THEIR SKATES.

BUT THAT WAS NOT THE CASE

WITH MATT CULLEN.

AS HE TOLD SPORTS REPORTER

TOM BURING, HIS DREAM WAS TO

PLAY HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY FOR

HIS FATHER.

Reporter: MATT CULLEN

HAS LONG PASSED THE NHL

CAREER AVERAGE OF FIVE

SEASONS.

THE NASHVILLE PREDATOR'S

CENTER JUST FINISHED HIS

16th.

IT SEEMS LIKE IT IS A

BLINK OF AN EYE, BUT I LOOK

BACK, AND ALL OF THE TEAMS

I'VE BEEN ON AND THE

DIFFERENT GUYS I'VE PLAYED

WITH, IT IS UNBELIEVABLE TO

THINK ABOUT IT.

I FEEL SO BLESSED TO HAVE

DONE IT.

I HAVE LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF

IT.

Reporter: HE PLAYED IN

MORE THAN 1200 DIFFERENT

GAMES AND TWO DOZEN TEAMS.

AND A STANLEY CUP CHAMPION

CHAMPIONSHIP WITH THE

CAROLINA HURRICANES.

YOU LIVE AND DIE WITH

EACH GAME.

HERE WE ARE HAVING AN

UNBELIEVABLE SEASON, AND IT

WAS KIND OF ONE OF THOSE

DREAM RIDES YOU NEVER EXPECT

TO GET.

Reporter: HOCKEY WAS A

WAY OF LIFE FOR THE

MOOREHEAD, MINNESOTA, YOUTH,

WHO'S FIRST AMBITION WAS TO

PLAY ON HIS DAD'S TEAM.

MY DAD COACHED HIGH

SCHOOL FOR 20 SOMETHING

YEARS.

I ALWAYS GREW UP DREAMING OF

THAT.

I ALWAYS DREAMED OF THE HIGH

SCHOOL TEAM, AND NEVER

CONSIDERED THE NHL.

Reporter: MA MATT WAS

NAMED THE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

IN HIS SENIOR YEAR.

AND HE WAS DRAFTED.

AND HIS SPEED AND STICK

HANDLING SKILLS OPENED THE

DOOR TO HIS CAREER, WHILE

HIS EXPERIENCE NOW EXTENDS

IT.

THE LEAGUE TALENT GETS

YOUNGER AND YOUNGER, AND

DOES THAT MAKE IT MORE OR

LESS OF A DEMAND FOR VETERAN

MENTORING?

YOU SEE A LOT MORE YOUNG

CAPTAINS AND LEADERS IN THE

GAME.

PART OF IT HAS BEEN THE

SALARY CAP.

THE YOUNG GUYS ARE FORCED TO

JUMP RIGHT IN AND PLAY.

AND THE YOUNG GUYS ARE

GETTING SO GOOD.

IT IS CREATING A MUCH

FASTER, MUCH MORE SKILLED

GAME.

THERE IS A PLACE FOR THE

OLDER GUYS TO SHOW THAT

LEVEL OF PROFESSIONALISM

THAT IT TAKES TO PREPARE

YOURSELF.

Reporter: MATT ARRIVED

IN NASHVILLE AS A FREE

AGENT.

IT BECAME HIS SEVENTH NHL

HOME.

HIS QUALITIES HAVE EARNED

HIM A STRONG REPUTATION

WITHIN THE LEAGUE.

I WAS FORTUNE TO

FORTUNATE TO BE BROUGHT UP

IN A GOOD CHRISTIAN

HOUSEHOLD.

MY PARENTS WERE GREAT.

WE HAD A STRONG FAITH FROM

THE BEGINNING.

I HAD A REAL APPRECIATION

FOR WHAT HE HAD DONE FOR

ME.

Reporter: PLAYERS WILL

TELL YOU HOCKEY RESEMBLES

THE ONGOING SPEED OF LIFE'S

CHANGE AND UNCERTAINTY.

FOR THE EXPERIENCED VETERAN,

THAT MEANS MANUFACTURER

ALLOWING YOURSELF TO THINK

YOU'VE FINALLY ARRIVED.

IN THE CASE OF MATT CULLEN,

THAT MEANS NEVER, EVER ALLOW

YOUR SKATES AND FAITH TO

GROW DULL.

THERE IS A LOT OF

INDECISION.

A LOT OF TIMES YOU DON'T NO

WHAT YOUR DIRECTION IS.

AND A LOT OF TIMES YOU DON'T

KNOW IF YOU'RE GOING TO BE

HERE TOMORROW.

THERE IS ALWAYS THE TRADES

AND THE DIFFERENT THINGS

THAT COME ALONG, AND HAVING

HIM TO LEAN ON AND TO GUIDE

US, IT'S BEEN SUCH A

BLESSING.

Reporter: COMPETITION

IS FIERCE, WITH MORE PLAYERS

THAN THERE ARE POSITIONS,

CREATING EVEN GREATER

PRESSURE TO SUCCEED.

THERE ARE NO NIGHTS WHERE

YOU CAN KIND OF CRUISE

THROUGH A GAME AND BE FINE.

EVERY TIME IS SO GOOD AND SO

WELL-COACHED, AND THE DEPTH

OF TALENT FORCES YOU TO BE

AT THE TOP OF YOUR GAME

EVERY NIGHT.

Reporter: ALL THE MORE

NEED FOR EMOTIONAL, MENTAL,

AND SPIRITUAL SUPPORT.

THE MATURITY THAT MATT HAS

OBTAINED ON AND OFF THE ICE

IS SOMETHING HE IM PARTS TO

OTHER PLAYERS.

THERE IS A LOT OF GOOD

PLAYERS IN HOCKEY.

BUT IT IS AWFUL QUIET AS FAR

AS THE SPIRITUAL SIDE OF

THINGS.

SO IT IS A CHALLENGE, BUT I

THINK IT IS CHANGING A LOT.

TO ME, IT ALWAYS STARTS AT

THE TOP.

IF YOU HAVE A LEADER WITHIN

YOUR ORGANIZATION AND WITHIN

YOUR TEAM THAT CAN HELP JUST

MAKE THIS PART OF DAILY

LIFE, IT'S FOR THE BEST.

AND IT HAS BEEN HAPPENING.

IT IS GROWING A LOT.

Reporter: MATT CULLEN,

HOCKEY'S SEASONED MENTOR IS

STILL LEARNING WHILE PASSING

THIS ALONG THE WAY.

ONE OF THE BIGGEST

CHALLENGES I'VE FACED IN MY

CAREER IS, NUMBER ONE,

YOU'RE ALWAYS AFRAID TO

FAIL.

YOU'RE AFRAID TO DISAPPOINT

PEOPLE.

AND YOU'RE AFRAID TO

DISAPPOINT HIM.

FOR ME, MY FAITH HAS KIND OF

ALLOWED ME TO LET GO OF SOME

OF THAT.

THE UNCONDITIONAL LOVE HE

GIVES.

AND JUST KNOWING HE IS THERE

AND IS GOING TO BRING ME TO

THE RIGHT PLACE.

Pat: BUT WHAT A

DIFFERENCE.

YOU KNOW, YOU ASK YOURSELF,

THOSE GUYS ARE GOOD.

AND THEY HAVE MAYBE 10

YEARS.

THE JOKE ABOUT THE NFL MEANS

"NOT FOR LONG."

WHAT DO YOU DO NEXT?

YOU ARE PLAYING YOUR HEART

OUT ON THE ICE AND THEN

WHAT?

DO YOU COACH A HIGH SCHOOL

TEAM?

WHAT DO YOU DO.

THE THING ABOUT MATT IS HE

IS TRUSTING THE LORD AND HE

DOESN'T WORRY.

HE PLAYS WITH THE GLORY OF

THE LORD AND HIS LIFE

BELONGS TO HIM.

ONCE YOU'VE COMMITTED

YOURSELF TO HIM, THEN

EVERYTHING WORKS OUT.

COMMIT YOUR WAYS UNTO THE

LORD AND HE'LL BRING IT ALL

TO PASS.

WHATEVER IT IS.

HE'S GOT THIS ONE AND THE

NEXT ONE AND THE NEXT ONE.

OKAY, IT IS TIME FOR

QUESTIONS.

Terry: LET'S BRING

BRING.

"BRING IT ON."

JANINE SAYS, "IT IS MY

UNDERSTANDING THAT THE WORD

EASTER IS NOT BIBLICAL, AND

IN FACT COMES FROM A PAGAN

SPRING CELEBRATION.

MY QUESTION IS: WHY WOULD

CHRISTIANITY ADOPT THIS WORD

RATHER THAN CALLING IT

RESURRECTION DAY?

IT SEEMS DISRESPECTFUL TO

MIX SUCH A HOLY DAY WITH THE

PAGANS."

Pat: THE CATHOLIC

CHURCH THOUGHT TO BRING IN

SOME PAGAN POPULATION, THEY

WOULD BRING IN SOME

TRADITIONS AND SPRINKLE HOLY

WATER ON THEM AND IT WOULD

BE OKAY.

I'VE READ BOOKS THAT SAID IT

WAS SOMETHING CALLED WESTRA,

WHICH IS A PAGAN FESTIVAL.

WE HAVE CHRISTIANIZED IT.

YOU CAN CALL IT RESURRECTION

DAY, AND IT WOULD BE BETTER

THAN CALLING IT EASTER, BUT

WE DON'T.

I HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO

CHANGE THE NAMES OF ALL OF

THE HOLIDAYS.

Terry: GLEN SAYS, "FOR

A YEAR I HAVE NOT WATCHED

PORN, SINCE I GAVE MY HEART

TO THE LORD.

HOWEVER, I HAVE TURNED TO MY

OLD WAYS AND WATCHED IT

AGAIN.

I FEEL SO ASHAMED.

I'M 18 YEARS OLD.

WHAT DO I DO?

I TRULY NEED SOME HELP.

I JUST SEEM LOST.

HOW CAN I FORGIVE MYSELF AND

MAKE IT UP TO THE LORD?"

Pat: IF YOU READ THAT,

HOW SHALL A YOUNG MAN

CLEANSE HIS WAY, BY TAKING

HEED THERETO AND CLING TO

THE WORD.

THE FACT THAT YOU SLIPPED

AND GAVE IN TO WATCHING

PORN, GOD IS NOT GOING TO

THROW YOU OUT OF HEAVEN

BECAUSE OF THAT.

HE LOVES YOU.

WHAT HE IS INTERESTED IN IS

THAT YOU WOULD SERVE THE

LORD WITH A CLEAN

CONSCIENCE.

HE ISN'T INTERESTED IN

CONDEMNING YOU.

BUT THAT YOU WOULD SERVE THE

LORD.

SO COME BACK TO HIM, RECEIVE

HIS FORGIVENESS, WHICH IS

GRACIOUSLY GIVEN YOU.

BEGIN TO SATURATE YOURSELF

IN THE WORD.

THE PULL OF PORN IS VERY

STRONG.

IT IS AN ADDICTION THAT IS

EVERY BIT AS STRONG AT

HEROIN OR SOME OF THOSE OT

DRUGS.

SO YOU SUCCUMBED TO IT.

THE DEVIL WANTS YOU TO DO

THAT.

AND THEN WHEN YOU FEEL

GUILTY, HE'S GOT YOU.

BUT GOD SAYS, I FORGIVE

YOU.

COME HOME.

AND THEN CLEANSE YOUR HEART

BY TAKING HEED ACCORDING TO

THE WORD.

SATURATE YOUR MIND IN THE

WORD OF GOD.

GET TOGETHER WITH FELLOW

CHRISTIANS.

IT MAY BE IN THE CASE OF A

YOUNG MAN, YOU HAVE ALL

KINDS OF HORMONES KICKING

AROUND.

THE BIBLE SAYS IT IS BETTER

TO MARRY THAN BE CONSUMED

WITH LUST.

IT MAY BE THAT THE TIME HAS

COME THAT YOU SHOULD FORGET

THE PORN AND FIND AN

ATTRACTIVE YOUNG LADY AND

COMMIT YOUR LIFE TO HER.

Terry: ERIC SAYS, "PAT,

AT THE AGE OF 43 I WAS

DIAGNOSED WITH HIGH BLOOD

PRESSURE.

I DID ALL I COULD TO

RESTRICT SALT, AND THERE WAS

NO CHANGE.

UNTIL RECENTLY, WHEN I CUT

OUT ALL FORMS OF SUGAR AND

BREAD.

MY DOCTOR IS WEANING ME OFF

OF MY BLOOD PRESSURE

MEDICATION, ALTHOUGH KEEPING

THE BELIEF SALT WAS THE

CULPRIT.

I'M CONVINCED THAT SUGAR IS

THE CAUSE.

WHAT IS YOUR OPINION?"

Pat: YOU'RE ABSOLUTELY

RIGHT.

DOCTORS -- GOD BLESS YOU

THEM, I LOVE THE MEDICAL

PROFESSION.

BUT THEY AREN'T UP TO

SPEED.

THE SUGAR AND THE WHITE

FLOUR AND THINGS LIKE THIS

ARE CAUSING A LOT OF THE

PROBLEMS WE HAVE.

SALT WILL HOLD WATER INTO

YOUR BODY AND IT WILL CAUSE

YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE TO

SPIKE.

BUT IT'S NOT JUST SALT.

AND SO WHEN YOU SAY IT IS

SUGAR AND THOSE OTHER

THINGS, YOU'RE ABSOLUTELY

RIGHT.

SO WHAT AM I GOING TO TELL

YOU?

Terry: ESPECIALLY IF

YOU'RE SEEING RESULTS.

Pat: YEAH.

YOU'VE GOT THE RESULTS.

I'M A DARK CHOCOLATE FAN.

THAT LOWERS BLOOD PRESSURE.

I'M A --

Terry: ONE SQUARE A

NIGHT.

Pat: ONE SQUARE A

NIGHT.

AND OAT BRAN, AND THINGS

LIKE THAT.

I'M A BIG FAN THESE DAYS OF

NUTS AND BERRIES.

NUTS AND BERRIES.

AND YOU EAT THOSE, AND YOU

GET THOSE MICRONUTRIENTS,

AND EVERYTHING IS COOL.

MY BLOOD PRESSURE IS JUST

WAY DOWN.

I DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT.

Terry: THAT'S GOOD.

Pat: AND I DON'T SPEND

A LOT OF TIME OBSESSING ON

SALT, ONE WAY OR THE OTHER.

THE I'LL TELL YOU, THE OTHER

DAY MY WIFE GOT SOME CHICKEN

SOUP.

DOESN'T THAT SOUND GOOD?

Terry: USUALLY

HEALTHY.

Pat: 720 GRAMS OF

SODIUM WHEN YOU READ THE

LABEL, AND I WOKE UP AT 2:00

IN THE MORNING AND MY THROAT

WAS DRY.

I'VE GOT TO GET SOME WATER.

THAT'S THE SALT.

Terry: IT IS BETTER TO

MAKE HOME MADE.

Pat: BETTER TO MAKE

HOME MADE AND BETTER TO READ

THE LABELS.

WHAT'S NEXT?

Terry: IVAN SAYS, "WHAT

HAPPENED TO JESUS' BODY

AFTER HE WAS RESURRECTED?"

Pat: WELL, JESUS' BODY

WAS TRANSFORMED.

HE HAD A RESURRECTION BODY.

AND HE WENT THROUGH WALLS,

WENT THROUGH DOORS.

HE WASN'T BOUND BY TIME OR

SPACE.

WHAT HAPPENED TO IT, THAT'S

WHAT HAPPENED.

HE WAS TRANSFORMED.

Terry: THIS IS DAVID

WHO SAYS, "I RECENTLY GOT

BACK TOGETHER WITH MY

EX-GIRLFRIEND.

AND EVER SINCE, I HAVE FELT

PRESSURE FROM HER TO HAVE

SEX.

I'M A CHRISTIAN AND I DON'T

WANT TO DISOBEY GOD.

AT THE SAME TIME, I LOVE

THIS GIRL AND DON'T WANT TO

LOSE HER.

SHE DOES NOT UNDERSTAND MY

ABSTINENCE, AND FEELS WE

HAVE TO HAVE SEX FOR OUR

RELATIONSHIP TO WORK.

WHAT SHOULD I DO?"

RUN, DAVID, RUN.

Pat: THAT'S EXACTLY

IT.

Terry: I MEAN, REALLY.

Pat: THE BIBLE SAYS

FLEE.

FLEE FROM LUST.

THIS GAL IS TRYING TO TAKE

YOU AWAY FROM GOD.

BUT, YOU KNOW -- USUALLY, IN

THE OLD DAYS, THE OLD DAYS,

THE WOMEN WERE THE SORT OF

RETIRING ONE.

IT'S A NEW WORLD.

I MEAN, HEY, I'VE GOT

NEEDS.

COME, LET'S DO.

SAY NO.

THERE WAS A WOMAN A LONG

TIME AGO IN THE BIBLE, AND

HER NAME WAS EVE.

AND SHE BROUGHT FRUIT TO HER

HUSBAND, AND IT SEEMS TO

HAVE DONE A NUMBER ON THE

HUMAN RACE.

KEEP THAT IN MIND.

BUT SAY NO AND LEAVE.

FLEE YOUTHFUL LUST.

THAT'S WHAT YOU DO.

SHE MAY BE LOVELY.

SHE MAY BE SWEET.

BUT YOU SAY, LOOK, I CAN'T

DO THIS.

I'VE GOT TO SERVE GOD.

I'VE GOT TO SERVE THE LORD.

AND MAY THE LORD BLESS YOU

AND TEACH YOU HIS WAY.

BUT RIGHT NOW I'M GOING WITH

JESUS.

YOU JUST HAVE TO DO IT.

AND YOU HAVE TO MAKE UP YOUR

MIND AND DO IT.

ALL RIGHT.

Terry: THAT'S ALL OF

THE TIME WE HAVE FOR YOUR

QUESTIONS, BUT WE DO THANK

YOU FOR SUBMITTING THEM.

STILL AHEAD, A MOM REACHES

HER BREAKING POINT.

STRESS AND ANGER WAS

WELLING UP INSIDE OF ME, AND

I SAT THERE AND I BEGAN TO

CRY.

I DON'T KNOW HOW TO LIVE

LIKE THIS, AND I'M SO AFRAID

THAT I'M GOING TO HURT MY

CHILDREN THE WAY MY FATHER

HURT ME.

Terry: HEAR WHAT KEPT

HER FROM SNAPPING.

BUT, FIRST, WE'RE GOING TO

HEAD TO HAITI, WHERE THE

HOMELESS FINALLY HAVE A

PLACE TO SLEEP.

AND THAT'S COMING UP.

AND WELCOME BACK TO "THE

700 CLUB."

GOVERNOR LINCOLN CHAFFEY HAS

DECLARED MAY 1st AS THE

DAY OF REGION.

THE HUMANISTS OF RHODE

ISLAND AND THE SECULAR

COALITION FOR RODE I'LL

RHODE ISLAND SAY THEY

REQUESTED THE PRAYER.

A CITY IN ENGLAND IS

INVESTIGATING AN ALLEGED

MUSLIM PLOT TO EXPAND

ISLAMIC INFLUENCE IN ITS

PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

BIRMINGHAM CITY HAS RECEIVED

MORE THAN 200 COMPLAINTS

FROM ABOUT 25 SCHOOLS.

THE LETTERS SAY A GROUP OF

MUSLIMS PLAN TO FORCE OUT

SCHOOL STAFF WHO RESIST THE

INCREASING OBSERVANCE OF

ISLAMIC CUSTOMS IN SCHOOLS.

AND THEY SAY NON-MUSLIM

STAFF HAVE BEEN BULLIED, AND

BOYS AND GIRLS HAVE BEEN

SEGREGATED DURING CLASS.

THE COMPLAINTS REFER TO THE

SCHEME AT "OPERATION TROCH

TROJAN HORSE."

YOU CAN ALWAYS GET THE

LATEST NEWS BY GOING TO OUR

WEBSITE AT CBNNEWS.COM.

PAT AND TERRY WILL BE BACK

RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Pat: REGENT YMPT,

UNIVERSITY, THE PREEMINENT

GRADUATE UNIVERSITY.

REGENT HAS ONE OF THE TOP 10

ONLINE BACHELOR DEGREES.

THEY HAVE COURSES ONLINE,

ANIMATION, TELEVISION,

CRIMINAL JUSTICE,

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES, YOU

NAME IT.

AND YOU CAN CALL.

IT'S ON THIS SCREEN.

1-800-759-0700.

IT IS AN EXCITING SCHOOL.

STUDENTS FROM ABOUT, OH, MY

GOODNESS, I'M TRYING TO

THINK HOW MANY --

Terry: A LOT OF OTHER

COUNTRIES ARE REPRESENTED

HERE.

IT IS VERY EXCITING,

REALLY.

Pat: IT IS AN EXCITING

EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE.

I WAS WITH A GROUP OF

STUDENT AMBASSADORS LAST

NIGHT, AND THEY'RE JUST AN

EXCITING GROUP OF PEOPLE.

JUST REALLY EXCITING.

AND SO MANY CULTURES, MANY

LANGUAGES AND ETHNIC

GROUPS.

IT IS A FUN PLACE TO BE.

BUT YOU CAN DO ONLINE.

YOU CAN COME AND HAVE A

RESIDENTIAL EXPERIENCE.

THE ONLINE PROGRAM IS -- YOU

CAN GET A CAREER PATH AND

GET YOURSELF A DEGREE.

IT IS REALLY GOOD.

1-800-759-0700.

THE NUMBER IS ON YOUR

SCREEN.

WHERE YOU CAN CALL THE

REGENT OFFICE OR YOU CAN LOG

ON TO REGENT.EDU.

Terry: REMEMBER THAT

TERRIBLE EARTHQUAKE IN

HAITI?

IT HAS BEEN FOUR YEARS, AND

YET SIGNS OF WRECKAGE ARE

EVERYWHERE.

MANY PEOPLE WHO LOST THEIR

HOMES STILL HAVEN'T FOUND A

PERMANENT PLACE TO LIVE.

CBN HAS BEEN ON THE GROUND,

HELPING HAITI'S ORPHANS,

LIKE JEN LEON.

Reporter: FOR

5-YEAR-OLD JEN LEON, THIS

TENT HAS BEEN HER BEDROOM

EVERY NIGHT FOR THE PAST

THREE YEARS, AT THE

ORPHANAGE WHERE SHE NOW

LIVES.

SOMETIMES AT NIGHT WHEN I

SLEEP, IT IS RAINING AND I

GET WET AND COLD.

Reporter: THREE YEARS

AGO, HER PARENTS WERE KILLED

IN RANDOM GANG VIOLENCE IN

HAITI.

A KIND PASTOR TOOK HER INTO

HIS ORPHANAGE, IF HE CAN

BARELY AFFORD TO RUN.

THIS IS SAMUEL, THE PASTOR'S

18-YEAR-OLD SON.

SHE IS A SWEET GIRL.

SOMETIMES WHEN WE HAVE A

PARTY, WE SING AND MAKE

MUSIC FOR THEM TO DANCE TO.

SHE IS LIKE A LITTLE SISTER

TO ME.

Terry: ONE OF THE

BIGGEST CHALLENGES FACING

THE ORPHANAGE WAS NOT HAVING

A PLACE FOR ALL OF THE

CHILDREN TO SLEEP.

WHEN CBN'S "ORPHANS'

PROMISE" LEARNED OF THEIR

SITUATION, WE BUILT TWO

DORMITORY BUILDINGS, ONE FOR

THE BOYS AND ONE FOR THE

GIRLS.

AND WE BOUGHT BUNK BEDS FOR

ALL OF THE CHILDREN TO HAVE

A BED TO SLEEP IN.

A SMILE CROSSED JEN LEON'S

FACE AS WE ASKED HER WHAT

SHE LIKED ABOUT HER NEW

BEDROOM?

I SLEEP MUCH BETTER NOW.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH,

"ORPHANS' PROMISE," FOR

EVERYTHING.

Terry: SHE IS A

BEAUTIFUL LITTLE GIRL, ISN'T

SHE?

THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF

PEOPLE WHO DON'T HAVE A

PLACE TO LIVE.

BUT FOR THESE CHILDREN, THEY

NOT ONLY DIDN'T HAVE A PLACE

TO LIVE, THEY DIDN'T HAVE

FAMILY.

AND YOU HELPED US PROVIDE

THAT FOR HEM.

THEM.

EVERY CHILD NEEDS TO BE

NURTURED IN A LOVING

ENVIRONMENT.

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE

COME ALONGSIDE THE WORK OF

"ORPHANS' PROMISE," WE WANT

TO SAY THANK YOU FOR THAT.

WE ARE AN EXTENSION OF CBN

FOR THE VULNERABLE CHILDREN

OF THE WORLD.

WHEN YOU JOIN "THE 700

CLUB," YOU'RE A PART OF

HELPING US DO THAT.

IT IS 65 CENTS A DAY, $20 A

MONTH.

IT MAY NOT SEEM LIKE MUCH,

BUT WHEN WE ALL LINK ARMS

TOGETHER, WE REALLY CAN MAKE

AN INCREDIBLE DIFFERENCE.

GO TO YOUR PHONE AND CALL

RIGHT NOW.

THERE IS THE NUMBER.

IT'S TOLL-FREE.

1-800-759-0700.

JUST SAY, I WANT TO JOIN

"THE 700 CLUB."

AND, BY THE WAY, WILL YOU DO

IT USING PLEDGE EXPRESS.

THAT'S ELECTRONIC MONTHLY

GIVING.

IT MEANS YOUR BANK DOES ALL

OF THE WORK.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO HAVE

ENVELOPES AND ALL OF THAT

STUFF ON HAND.

WE WANT TO SEND YOU "POWER

FOR LIFE" TEACHINGS.

YOU'LL GET ONE EVERY MONTH,

AND WE THINK THEY'LL BE A

BLESSING.

Pat: HOW MANY ARE

"ORPHANS' PROMISE" LOOKING

AFTER NOW?

Terry: MY GOODNESS,

PAT, THOUSANDS.

WE'RE IN 63 COUNTRIES.

Pat: 63 COUNTRIES.

Terry: WHEN YOU COME

BACK FROM SEEING SOME OF THE

NEED AND DEVASTATION --

Pat: YOU WERE JUST IN

UKRAINE?

Terry: UKRAINE AND

ARMENIA, AND LOTS OF POVERTY

AND CHILDREN WITHOUT HOPE

FOR A FUTURE, AND WE'RE

HELPING THEM.

Pat: AND YOU TEACH THEM

ENGLISH --

Terry: WE TEACH THEM

ENGLISH, COMPUTER SKILLS,

LIFE SKILLS.

WHERE DO YOU LEARN HOW TO DO

YOUR LAUNDRY, HOW TO DO A

BUDGET.

WHO TUTORS YOUR HOMEWORK

WITH YOU?

PARENTS DO.

WE'RE LEARNING TO PUT

CHILDREN IN POD HOMES, WHERE

IT IS A WIDOW OR A COUPLE

AND THEY TAKE IN SIX OR

EIGHT KIDS AT A TIME.

AND WHEN THE CHILDREN GROW

UP, THEY KNOW HOW TO HAVE A

FAMILY THEMSELVES.

Pat: WHEN THEY LEAVE

AND THEY HAVE TO -- HAY AGE

OUT AND WHEN THEY HIT THE

GROUND RUNNING, THEY'RE

READY TO GO.

Terry: THE THEY'RE

SITTING TARGETS.

AND I KNOW YOU HAVE SUCH A

HEART FOR SEX TRAFFICKING --

GETTING RID OF IT, AND

THEY'RE SITTING TARGETS.

SO WE'RE REALLY MAKING A

DIFFERENCE.

Pat: LADIES AND

GENTLEMEN, THAT'S ONE VERY

IMPORTANT MINISTRY OF CBN.

WELL, LET ME INTRODUCE YOU

TO SOMEBODY WHO DIDN'T HAVE

A VERY HAPPY CHILDHOOD.

UP NEXT, THIS LADY GREW UP

AROUND A TICKING TIME BOMB

AND THEN ALMOST BECAME ONE

HERSELF.

SEE WHAT DEFUSED HER AFTER

THIS.

Terry: EVERY ONCE IN A

WHILE, KIM UNLEASHED

HERSELF.

SHE WOULD GET INTO FIGHTS

WITH HER HUSBAND.

SHE WOULD SCREAM AT DRIVERS

ON HER WAY TO WORK.

BUT MOST OF THE TIME KIM

KEPT THAT ANGER BOTTLED UP

UNTIL SHE REALIZED THE

PERSON SHE FEARED THE MOST

WAS HERSELF.

PEER WA FEAR WAS A GIANT

IN MY LIFE.

Reporter: GROWING UP,

KIM BASTINE WAS AFRAID TO

LET HER GUARD DOWN.

HER FATHER'S RAGE WAS

EXPLOSIVE AND

UNPREDICTABLE.

HE COULD BE LOVING ONE

MINUTE AND ANGRY THE NEXT.

AND WE NEVER HAD ANY GRID OR

CLUE AS TO WOULD IT TAKE FOR

THAT ANGER TO BE SET OFF.

Reporter: SHE WAS

HELPLESS, WATCHING THE

VIOLENCE AGAINST HER

MOTHER.

AND I REMEMBER, AS THE

OLDEST CHILD THEN, PARALYZED

WITH FEAR.

Reporter: KIM THOUGHT

SHE COULD ESCAPE THE ABUSE

BY BEHAVING WELL.

I COULDN'T TRUST.

AND THE WAY NOT TO TRUST WAS

TO BE GOOD, TO STAY AS

INVISIBLE AS I COULD, AND TO

DO EVERYTHING ABOVE AND

BEYOND WHAT WAS EXPECTED OF

ME.

Reporter: THEN A FRIEND

OF THE FAMILY BEGAN VISITING

KIM'S HOUSE WHEN HER PARENTS

WEREN'T HOME.

HE WOULD MAKE COMMENTS

ABOUT WHAT A BEAUTIFUL

LITTLE GIRL I WAS AND HOW

SPECIAL I WAS.

AND THAT WAS WHAT LURED MY

HEART INTO BELIEVING THAT HE

WAS SAFE.

AND THAT BEGAN A

RELATIONSHIP THAT BROUGHT A

LOT OF PAIN AND BROKENNESS

INTO MY LIFE AS A LITTLE

GIRL.

Reporter: KIM NEVER

EXPRESSED THE FEAR AND ANGER

INSIDE HER HEART.

WE JUST DIDN'T TALK ABOUT

IT.

BAD THINGS HAPPEN, BUT GOOD

GIRLS KEEP IT QUIET.

Reporter: KIM ACCEPTED

JESUS INTO HER LIFE AS A

CHILD, BUT THROUGHOUT

ADULTHOOD, SHE STILL

STRUGGLED WITH THE ANGER

FROM THE ABUSE.

I FELT LIKE I ENCOUNTERED

THE JESUS WHO LOVED THE

LITTLE GIRL WHO HAD ALL OF

THE THINGS TO HIDE BECAUSE

IN MY MIND I WAS STILL A BAD

GIRL.

AS I GREW OLDER AND I BEGAN

TO FIND OUT WHO JESUS WAS, I

BEGAN TO READ THE BIBLE TO

FIND OUT, IS HE FOR REAL?

Reporter: KIM WAS

TRYING TO BALANCE MARRIAGE,

MOTHERHOOD AND A CAREER,

WHEN THE EMOTIONS THEY

WORKED HARD TO HIDE STARTED

TO SHOW.

MY HEART HURT ALL OF THE

TIME.

I WOULD DRIVE IN TRAFFIC AND

TRY TO CUT PEOPLE OFF

BECAUSE I WAS ANGRY ALL OF

THE TIME.

Reporter: NOW HER

BIGGEST FEAR WAS HERSELF.

STRESS AND ANGER WAS

WELLING UP INSIDE OF ME.

AND I SAT THERE AND I BEGAN

TO CRY.

I DON'T KNOW HOW TO LIVE

LIKE THIS, AND I AM SO

AFRAID THAT I AM GOING TO

HURT MY CHILDREN THE WAY MY

FATHER HURT ME.

Reporter: FINALLY KIM

STOPPED HIDING HER PAIN FROM

GOD.

I DON'T KNOW HOW TO FIX

THIS.

I DON'T KNOW HOW TO DO THIS,

GOD.

BUT IF YOU CAN HELP ME FIND

A WAY OF HEALING IN THIS,

I'M DESPERATE.

I CAN'T DO THIS ANYMORE IN

MY OWN STRENGTH.

Reporter: KIM LEARNED

HOW TO GIVE GOD HER WHOLE

HEART, EVEN THE BROKEN

PLACES.

THERE WAS A HOLY

ENCOUNTER IN THE CAR WITH

GOD THAT DAY.

I FELT LIKE GOD CAME INTO

THE CAR, AND I HEARD HIM

SAY, WILL YOU FINALLY

SURRENDER?

WILL YOU FINALLY GIVE ME

THIS?

I DON'T NEED YOU TO BE GOOD

ENOUGH FOR ME.

I WILL WORK THIS FOR GOOD IF

YOU WILL TRUST ME.

I WILL WALK WITH YOU THROUGH

THIS AND I WILL SHOW YOU HOW

TO BE HEALED.

IT WAS THAT PLACE OF

SURRENDER THAT LED ME TO

BEGIN THE PROCESS.

Reporter: KIM STARTED

READING CHRISTIAN BOOKS

ABOUT OVERCOMING ANGER.

SHE ASKED GOD TO HELP HER

FORGIVE HER ABUSERS.

MY DAD TODAY IS WALKING

WITH JESUS.

Reporter: KIM SPREADS

THE GOSPEL AND HELPS PEOPLE

IN NEED THROUGH THE

NON-PROFIT SHE FOUNDED,

"AMBASSADOR LIONS

INTERNATIONAL."

THERE IS A SCENE IN THE

TITANIC MOVIE OF THE TWO

CHARACTERS AT THE FRONT END

OF THE BOAT.

AND THEY'RE LEANING INTO THE

WIND WITH THEIR ARMS OUT

LIKE THIS.

THIS IS WHAT FREEDOM LOOKS

LIKE.

TODAY IS THE FIRST DAY TO

BEGIN CHOOSING THAT I CAN BE

FREE FROM MY PAST, THAT MY

PAST DOESN'T DEFINE WHO I AM

AND WHO I CAN BE IN CHRIST.

THIS IS WHAT LIBERTY LOOKS

LIKE.

I AM FREE TO BE ME, JUST AS

I AM.

Terry: THERE IS SO MUCH

WISDOM IN ALL THAT KIM JUST

SHARED.

AND I LOVE HER STORY

BECAUSE, YOU SEE, JESUS SAID

THAT THAT'S THE REASON HE

CAME, WAS TO SET THE CAPTIVE

FREE.

CAPTIVE TO WHAT?

WELL, WE ALL COME FROM

DIFFERENT BACKGROUNDS.

WE'VE ALL HAD DIFFERENT

EXPERIENCES.

USUALLY, IF ANGER IS YOUR

ISSUE, UNDERNEATH ALL OF

THAT IS A LOT OF FEAR.

AND SOMETIMES THE PAIN OF

WHAT CAUSED THAT IS SO AWFUL

THAT IT'S DIFFICULT TO GO

BACK AND EVEN BE WILLING TO

LOOK AT IT, TO FEEL IT

AGAIN, TO UNDERSTAND THE WHY

BEHIND IT.

HERE IS THE GOOD NEWS.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO BACK TO

THAT ALONE.

AS SCARY AS IT MIGHT HAVE

BEEN, JESUS IS GOING TO WALK

RIGHT BACK THERE WITH YOU,

AND HE IS GOING TO SET YOU

FREE.

YOUR PART IS TO DO WHAT KIM

SAID, TO SURRENDER.

HAVE YOU EVER DONE THAT?

YOU KNOW, SOMETIMES WE COME

TO GOD AND WE WANT HIM TO

WAVE A MAGIC WAND AND MAKE

EVERYTHING GO AWAY.

GOD WANTS MORE THAN THAT.

HE WANTS US TO UNDERSTAND

WHO HE IS, WHO WE ARE, AND

WHAT HE WANTS TO BE IN OUR

LIVES.

WE ARE FEARFULLY AND

WONDERFULLY MADE.

WE'RE VERY VULNERABLE AND

TENDER AS CHILDREN.

AND SOMETIMES THINGS HAPPEN

TO US THAT -- IN HER CASE IT

WASN'T LITTLE -- BUT THINGS

THAT CREATE EMPTINESS INSIDE

OF US, WOUNDEDNESS INSIDE OF

US.

MAYBE YOU HAD A HORRIBLE

EXPERIENCE, LIKE KIM DID,

AND YOU CAN BE SET FREE.

THIS CAN BE THE BEGINNING OF

A BRAND NEW DAY FOR YOU.

THAT'S WHAT JESUS DOES.

HE GIVES US START-OVERS, AND

IT MEANS THAT EVERYTHING

ELSE GETS PUT ASIDE.

THE OLD PASSES AWAY.

ALL THINGS BECOME BRAND

NEW.

THAT'S NOT ME TELLING YOU

THAT.

THAT'S WHAT THE WORD OF GOD

SAYS.

IT'S HIS PROMISE FOR YOU.

HE SAYS HE'LL TAKE WHAT THE

ENEMY MEANT FOR EVIL AND HE

WILL WORK IT TO GOOD.

NOT "MIGHT."

NOT "IF YOU MEASURE UP IN

SOME WAY."

HE DOES IT BECAUSE IT IS WHO

HE IS.

OUR JOB IS TO LET GO AND LET

HIM BE.

IF YOU HAVE SOMETHING IN

YOUR LIFE THAT YOU WOULD

LIKE TO BE SET FREE FROM,

WILL YOU CALL THE TOLL-FREE

NUMBER ON YOUR SCREEN.

I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT THE

PERSON WHO ANSWERS THAT

PHONE IS NOT GOING TO JUDGE

YOU AT ALL.

THEY ARE SOMEONE WHO HAS

ALREADY BEEN SET FREE BY THE

SAME POWER I'M TALKING

ABOUT.

1-800-759-0700.

JUST CALL AND SAY, WOULD YOU

PRAY WITH ME TODAY.

I NEED JESUS TO SET ME

FREE.

PAT?

Pat: THANKS, TERRY.

THE PHONES ARE AVAILABLE,

FOLKS.

YOU CALL IN.

ANY WAY WE CAN HELP YOU.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH TODAY'S

POWER MINUTE, TAKEN FROM THE

BOOK OF THE PROPHET ISAIAH:

"FOR I WILL POUR WATER ON AN

EMPTY LAND AND DRAINS ON THE

DRY GROUND.

I WILL POUR OUT MY SPIRIT ON

YOUR OFFSPRING AND MY

BLESSING ON YOUR

DESCENDENTS."

TOMORROW, MEET A CONDUCTOR

WHO SAVED A THOUSAND JEWS

FROM THE HOLOCAUST.

THAT'S TOMORROW'S SHOW.

SEE YOU THEN.

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