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The 700 Club - May 2, 2014

Author Dutch Sheets shares why having hope is critical in turning barren places into holy places where God can work in your life. Plus, an afternoon hike turns deadly when friends Don and Joseph get lost on a trail surrounded by steep canyon walls. Read Transcript


BIG BROTHER IS GOING TO

SCHOOL AND WATCHING WHAT

YOUR CHILDREN TYPE.

THEY CAN TRACK OUR

CHILDREN ALL THE WAY DOWN TO

THE KEY-STROKE LEVEL.

Gordon: HEAR HOW

PRIVACY EXPERTS ARE FIGHTING

BACK.

I THINK IT IS TIME

EVERYBODY SLOW DOWN.

Gordon: AND THEN...LOST

IN THE CANYON.

WE COULD NOT FIND THE

ROAD.

Gordon: WITH NO WATER

OR CELL PHONE SIGNAL.

WE CAN'T GO BACK; WITH

CAN'T CONTINUE.

IT IS GOING TO BE OKAY.

GRAB HERE.

GRAB THERE.

Gordon: ON TODAY'S "700

CLUB."

*

Gordon: WELL, WELCOME

TO "THE 700 CLUB."

THESE DAYS WE EXPECTED

GOVERNMENT TO MONITOR OUR

PHONE CALLS, OUR E-MAILS,

AND WHAT WE BUY WITH OUR

CREDIT CARDS.

BUT FEW PEOPLE KNOW THAT OUR

SCHOOLS ARE ALSO KEEPING

MORE AND MORE INFORMATION ON

THEIR OWN STUDENTS.

Terry: IT MIGHT HELP

IMPROVE THEIR EDUCATION, BUT

DOES IT VIOLATE THE

STUDENTS' PRIVACY?

HEATHER CELLS BRINGS US THE

STORY.

Reporter: ONCE UPON A

TIME, SCHOOL USED FOLDERS

AND FILES TO TRACK STUDENTS'

PROGRESS.

TODAY TEACHERS USE THEIR

LAPTOPS TO COLLECT

INFORMATION THROUGHOUT THE

DAY.

USING DATA IS A GREAT WAY

FOR ME TO BE ABLE TO

DIFFERENTIATE AND CATER MY

INSTRUCTION TO DIFFERENT

KIDS' NEEDS.

Reporter: THE PROBLEM,

WHAT HAPPENS TO THAT DATA

AFTER IT IS COLLECTED.

TODAY 95% OF SCHOOL

DISTRICTS USE VENDORS AND

SO-CALLED COMPUTER CLOUDS TO

STORE ALL KINDS OF STUDENT

INFORMATION.

BUT POLICIES FOR PROTECTING

THAT DATA ARE GENERALLY WEAK

AND NON-TRANSPARENT.

A RECENT STUDY FOUND ONLY

25% OF SCHOOLS TELL PARENTS

WHERE THEIR KIDS'

INFORMATION IS STORED.

ANOTHER SCARY PART, MUCH OF

THAT DATA CAN BE SOLD OR

MARKETED.

PLUS, MANY CONTRACTS ALLOW

VENDORS TO KEEP STUDENT

INFORMATION FOREVER.

WE FOUND, IN OUR

RESEARCH, THAT ESSENTIALLY

EVERY SCHOOL SYSTEM ACROSS

THE COUNTRY WAS COLLECTING

DATA.

BUT WHEN YOU ASK SCHOOL

OFFICIALS ABOUT WHAT THEY

CAN DOING, THEY OFTEN WERE

CONFUSED.

Reporter: IN COLORADO,

CONCERNS OVER PRIVACY LED

THE STATE TO COMPLETELY

SEVER ITS TIES WITH ITS

STUDENT DATA COLLECTION

PROGRAM.

AT ISSUE, CONCERNS OVER VERY

PERSONAL INFORMATION.

I THINK WE HAVE GENERALLY

NOT A LOT OF UNDERSTANDING

ABOUT WHAT LEVEL OF DATA IS

COLLECTED ON OUR KIDS IN

SCHOOLS, WHAT PROTECTIONS

ARE OFFERED.

Reporter: A YEAR AGO,

MOM SUNNY AND RACHEL BEGAN

INVESTIGATE ARE THEIR

DISTRICT'S PLAN TO USE A

CLOUD SYSTEM KNOWN AS IN

BLOOM.

FIRST IT STARTED GOOD, AND

THEN THEY REALIZED THE

AMOUNT OF DATA THAT IN BLOOM

STARTED TO COLLECT.

THE THEORY IS THEY CAN

TRACK OUR CHILDREN ALL THE

WAY DOWN TO THE KEY-STROKE

LEVEL.

THAT'S WHEN I STARTED TO GET

VERY ALARMED.

Reporter: FLIN AND

STRICTLAND REALIZED IT COULD

EASILY HAPPEN, WHERE THE

DISTRICT NOT ONLY TRACKED

KIDS' ANSWERS ON THE

COMPUTER, BUT THE WAY THEY

THOUGHT TO ARRIVE AT THEIR

ANSWERS.

AND THEY DISCOVERED THAT

EIGHT OTHER STATES PLANNED

TO USE IN BLOOM?

AND IN BLOOM IS ONE SERVICE

IN A $8 BILLION EDUCATION

TECHNOLOGY MARKET.

MUCH OF IT HINGES ON WHAT

ARE KNOWN AS DATA POINTS ON

KIDS.

CHECK OUT THIS PROMISE FROM

A TECH WHIZ AT A WHITE HOUSE

CONFERENCE.

WE CAN FIGURE OUT IN THE

MORNING YOU HAVE A MATH TEST

BETWEEN 8:30 AND 9:40.

Reporter: AND IN BLOOM

PROVIDED A CONVENIENT WAY TO

ACCESS STUDENT INFORMATION

FROM DIFFERENT SOURCES.

AND THE DEPARTMENT OF

EDUCATION OFFERS SPECIAL

FUNDING TO STATES THAT

DEVELOP WAYS TO TRACK

STUDENT INFORMATION, FROM

PRE-SCHOOL TO POST-COLLEGE.

LOTS OF GOOD REASONS FOR

SIGNING UP.

BUT E ELLIOT NASS ADMITS

HIS STATE DIDN'T THINK

CAREFULLY ENOUGH ABOUT

PRIVACY WHEN COMMITTING TO

IN BLOOM.

IT IS ALMOST TOO MUCH OF

A GOOD THING, WE CAN COLLECT

THIS DATA.

Reporter: COLORADO AND

EIGHT OTHER STATES

ULTIMATELY DECIDED TO END

THEIR CONTRACTS WITH IN

BLOOM, LEADING THE START-UP

TO CLOSE UP SHOP LAST

MONTH.

IN DOING SO, IT ACKNOWLEDGED

THAT BUILDING PUBLIC SUPPORT

WOULD REQUIRE MORE TIME AND

RESOURCES THAN ANYONE

ANTICIPATED.

EVEN WITH IN BLOOM'S DEMISE,

THE CHALLENGE HOW BEST TO

STORE AND PROTECT STUDENT

DATA IS FAR FROM OVER.

THE STATES WE'RE IN TOUCH

WITH ARE SAYING, WE NEED TO

BE VERY CAREFUL ABOUT THIS,

ABOUT THE LANGUAGE WE USE,

ABOUT THE KIND OF DATA WE'RE

COLLECTING.

WE NEED TO BE MUCH MORE

TRANSPARENT.

Reporter: ONE ISSUE

CHANGES THE STUDENT PRIVACY

LAW KNOWN AS.

Sue: A.

> SURPA.

Reporter: AND CALIA

BARNES ADDS THAT THE SCOPE

OF INFORMATION IS EVEN

BROADER.

WE'RE TALKING SOCIAL

SECURITY NUMBERS, WE'RE

TALKING ABOUT TEEN PREGNANCY

INFORMATION, WE'RE TALKING

MENTAL HEALTH INFORMATION,

SOCIAL ECONOMIC STATUS,

ISSUES LIKE THAT.

Reporter: FOR

STRICKLAND AND FLINN AND

OTHERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY,

IT IS TIME TO HIT PAUSE ON

THIS TECHNOLOGY WAVE BEFORE

IT GOES TOO FAR.

I THINK THE TECHNOLOGY

HAS SIMPLY GOTTEN OUT OF THE

LEADERSHIP.

I THINK IT IS TIME EVERYBODY

SLOW DOWN AND REALLY

UNDERSTAND WHAT WE'RE

GETTING OURSELVES INTO.

Reporter: GOING

FORWARD, TOUGH QUESTIONS

REMAIN, LIKE, HOW CAN

PARENTS ACCESS THIS DATA ON

THEIR CHILDREN, AND CAN THEY

OPT OUT.

ALSO, HOW LONG IS DATA KEPT,

AND WHO DECIDES WHAT WILL BE

DELETED.

ONCE YOU LET THE

INFORMATION OUT, YOU CAN

NEVER GET IT BACK.

REALLY THE GOAL FOR PARENTS

AT THIS POINT IS TO MINIMIZE

THE AMOUNT OF DATA THAT IS

COLLECTED ON OUR CHILDREN,

AND WHATEVER IS COLLECTED,

PROTECT IT WITH MAXIMUM

PROTECTION.

Reporter: FOR THESE

MOMS AND MANY OTHER

TECH-SAVVY PARENTS,

TECHNOLOGY REPRESENTS A

DOUBLE-EDGED SWORD.

IT CAN HELP WITH EDUCATION,

BUT THEY WORRY, HOWEVER,

THAT PERSONAL PIECES OF

INFORMATION COLLECTED ON

THEIR KIDS COULD SOME DAY BE

USED AGAINST THEM.

REPORTING IN DENVER, HEATHER

CELLS, CBN NEWS.

Gordon: IT USED TO BE,

WHEN I WAS GROWING UP, THERE

WAS A THREAT THAT IT WILL GO

ON YOUR PERMANENT RECORD.

AND YOU WANTED TO MAKE SURE

WHATEVER IS ON THAT

PERMANENT RECORD LOOKED

REALLY GOOD.

JUST IMAGINE A WORLD WHERE

EVERY KEY STROKE, EVERY

MISTAKE, EVERY SPELLING

ERROR IS NOW KEPT FOREVER.

AND THEN NOT ONLY THAT,

WHATEVER PREFERENCES THAT

YOU EXPRESS IN GRADE SCHOOL

OR JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL OR

HIGH SCHOOL, THINGS THAT YOU

KNOW ARE GOING TO CHANGE BY

THE TIME YOU'RE AN ADULT,

NOW BECOME PART OF A RECORD,

PART OF A PERSONALITY MODEL

FOR YOU.

THIS IS SOMETHING WE REALLY

NEED TO SAY, OKAY, IF OUR

PRIVACY LAWS ARE ACTUALLY

MAKING IT LESS PRIVATE, THIS

IS SOMETHING THAT WE REALLY

NEED TO CONTROL.

TERRY, WHAT DO YOU THINK

ABOUT ALL OF THIS?

Terry: TALK ABOUT THE

POTENTIAL FOR LABELLING?

Gordon: THE PROFILE --

YOU COULD SEE A SCHOOL

ADMINISTRATION SAYING WE'VE

CREATED PROFILES, AND SO

WE'RE NOW GOING TO TRACK

THIS.

AND THIS DETERMINES WHAT

CLASSES YOU GET AND WHAT

ADVANCEMENTS YOU GET.

AND THEN WHAT COLLEGES YOU

GO TO.

Terry: YOU KNOW, YOU'RE

MUCH MORE TECHNOLOGY SAVVY

THAN I WILL EVER BE, BUT

THAT SAID, IT IS A TWO-EDGED

SWORD.

I LOVE IT AND I HATE IT ALL

AT THE SAME TIME BECAUSE IT

HAS EXTREME POTENTIAL FOR

GOODNESS AND ALSO FOR BAD.

Gordon: THERE IS AN

EXTREME POTENTIAL FOR GOOD,

BUT AT THE SAME TIME, THERE

IS AN EXTREME POTENTIAL FOR

EVIL.

IT ALL DEPENDS ON WHO IS

OPERATING IT, AND WHO IS

KEEPING IT.

THE BAD NEWS IN THIS

SITUATION IS WE ALREADY KNOW

THIS INFORMATION IS BEING

SOLD.

GOOGLE JUST SHUT DOWN THE

SALE OF INFORMATION FROM

E-MAILS FROM STUDENTS,

STUDENTS THAT WOULD SIGN UP

FOR THEIR SERVICES FOR

E-MAIL.

THEY JUST FINALLY SHUT THAT

DOWN.

THEY WERE USING THAT DATA TO

THEN MARKET TO THE

STUDENTS.

SO WHATEVER KEY WORDS WERE

IN THE E-MAILS BECAME A

MARKETING TOOL.

Terry: THE TRICK IS TO

THINK FAST ENOUGH AND

FURTHER IN ADVANCE OF THE

TECHNOLOGY ITSELF.

IT'S A LITTLE CRAZY.

Gordon: GO TO A CAVE ON

A MOUNTAIN AND TURN OFF

EVERYTHING.

THAT'S THE ONLY WAY TO BE

PRIVATE.

Terry: COMING UP ON

TODAY'S SHOW, A WRONG TURN

NEARLY TURNS FATAL.

HEAR TWO HIKERS' TALE OF

SURVIVAL.

AND WE'LL HEAD TO THE CBN

NEWS ROOM FOR TODAY'S TOP

HEADLINES, SO DON'T GO

AWAY.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

BELIEVERS ACROSS THE

COUNTRY GATHERED THURSDAY TO

PRAY AND ASK FOR GOD'S

BLESSINGS ON OUR NATIONAL

DAY OF PRAYER.

THE EVENT TOOK PLACE IN

HOMES, CHURCHES AND THE

NATION'S CAPITAL.

THIS YEAR'S THEME, "ONE

VOICE UNITED IN PRAYER."

PRAYERS WERE MADE ON BEHALF

OF THE GOVERNMENT, INCLUDING

THE PRESIDENT AND MEMBERS OF

CONGRESS.

ANN GRAHAM LOTTS, THE

DAUGHTER OF BILLY GRAHAM,

SAID THAT NATIONAL DISASTERS

AND SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC

PROBLEMS ARE WARNINGS THAT

GOD'S JUDGMENT IS COMING.

OTHER LEADERS ECHOED THAT

SENTIMENT AND URGED

AMERICANS TO REPENT AND PRAY

FOR SPIRITUAL REVIVAL.

THE ANSWER WILL NOT BE

POLITICAL OR MILITARY OR

ECONOMIC OR EDUCATION.

THE ANSWER IS TO FALL ON OUR

FACE BEFORE GOD AND CRY OUT

TO HIM IN HUMBLE REPENTANCE

OF SIN.

AMEN.

JUST BECAUSE A NATIONAL DAY

OF PRAYER IS ENDING DOESN'T

MEAN WE STOP PRAYING.

THIS IS THE BEGINNING.

NOW IT IS UP TO YOU.

IT IS UP TO YOU TO CRY OUT

TO GOD.

AND FOCUS ON THE FAMILY

FOUNDER JAMES DOBSON CALLED

PRESIDENT OBAMA THE ABORTION

PRESIDENT DURING HIS

SPEECH.

THEY REPORT DOBSON SAYS

OBAMA HAS MADE IT SO THAT

EVERY AMERICAN WILL HAVE TO

PAY TOWARDS THE SUPPORT OF

ABORTION.

HE ALSO ENCOURAGED PEOPLE TO

KEEP PRAYING.

INTO ADDITION TO THE EVENTS

IN WASHINGTON, AMERICANS

CAME TOGETHER IN MORE THAN

40,000 NATIONAL DAY OF

PRAYER GATHERINGS RRSP

ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

LORI JOHNSON BRINGS US ONE

AND THOSE EVENTS IN HAMPTON,

VIRGINIA.

Reporter: BELIEVERS

ACROSS AMERICA JOINED

TOGETHER ON A DAY SET ASIDE

TO LIFT THEIR VOICES TO GOD

IN PRAISE AND PETITION.

LORD, GIVE US THE COURAGE

TO TAKE A STAND AGAINST

THOSE WHO RESIST YOUR

KINGDOM'S TRUTH.

LET THIS GREAT NATION BE A

LIGHT, AND NOT IN DIVISION,

BUT TO WALK IN THE FRUIT OF

THE SPIRIT.

Reporter: MORE THAN

40,000 PRAYER GATHERINGS ARE

TAKING PLACE FROM COAST TO

COAST, IN PLACES LIKE

CHURCHES AND GOVERNMENT

BUILDINGS.

THIS ONE IS SO BIG THE

ORGANIZERS RENTED A

CONVENTION CENTER.

PRAISE THE LORD.

Reporter: PASTORS CHRIS

HALERAN IN EVERETT YARBO

BROUGHT TOGETHER CHRISTIANS

FROM DIFFERENT CULTURES AND

DENOMINATIONS ON VIRGINIA'S

PENINSULA.

I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT

THAT THE BODY OF CHRIST

WORKS TOGETHER.

I THINK THAT'S WHAT GOD

INTENDED.

I THINK THAT'S WHAT JESUS

WANTED.

Reporter: THEY ASKED

GOD TO LEAD PEOPLE TO

REPENTANCE, INDIVIDUALLY AND

AS A NATION.

WE'RE IN A DESPERATE NEED

OF AN AWAKENING OF THE

SPIRIT OF GOOD.

A LEGITIMATE, TRUE, GENUINE

REVIVAL, THAT WILL AWAKEN

THE CHURCH AND SHAKE OUR

CULTURE AS WELL.

Reporter: THE FAITHFUL

PRAYED FOR HEALING IN

FAMILIES, SCHOOLS, AND

FINANCES.

I HAVE A LONG PRAYER LIST

OF MANY NEEDS, BUT, OF

COURSE, THE MOST IMPORTANT

IS THE SALVATION OF SOULS.

Reporter: A PRAYER THAT

MANY CHRISTIANS SHARED

NATIONWIDE THURSDAY,

TRUSTING IN THE POWER OF GOD

TO TRANSFORM A NATION.

LORI JOHNSON, CBN NEWS,

HAMPTON, VIRGINIA.

WAS THERE A COVERUP OF

WHAT HAPPENED IN THE3

BENGHAZI TERROR3 ATTACK?3

REPUBLICANS AND EVEN SOME

DEMOCRATS ARE CALLING FOR A

SELECT COMMITTEE TO3

INVESTIGATE THAT QUESTION.

ONCE AGAIN A HOUSE COMMITTEE

CALLED WITNESSES TO TESTIFY

ABOUT JUST WHAT HAPPENED

DURING THE ATTACK.

JOHN WAGGI HAS THAT STORY.

DO YOU SOLEMNLY SWEAR OR

AFFIRM --

18 MONTHS AFTER THE

ATTACK, THE PROBE

CONTINUES.

HOUSE LEADERS SAY THEY'RE

PRESS ON, ARMED WITH

THOUSANDS MORE DOCUMENTS

THEY'RE JUST RECEIVING.

WE DO SO BECAUSE THE

AMERICAN PEOPLE, MORE THAN

ANYONE ELSE IN THIS BODY,

HAVE THE ABSOLUTE RIGHT TO

KNOW WHY FOUR MEN ARE DEAD

IN AN ATTACK THAT COULD HAVE

BEEN PREVENTED.

Reporter: A FORMER

MILITARY INTELLIGENCE

OFFICIAL TESTIFIED THAT THE

U.S. KNEW ALMOST IMMEDIATELY

THAT THE ATTACK ON

SEPTEMBER 11th, 2012, WAS

TERRORISM.

WHAT WE DO KNOW QUITE

EARLY ON WAS THAT THIS WAS A

HOSTILE ACTION.

THIS WAS NO DEMONSTRATION

GONE TERRIBLY AWRY.

Reporter: THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION HAS INSISTED

FROM THE BEGINNING THAT --

SUSAN RICE BLAMED AN

ANTI-ISLAMIC VIDEO TO THE

KILLING.

IN REACTION TO HIS VERY

OFFENSIVE VIDEO THAT WAS

DISSEMINATED.

Reporter: BEN RHODES

URGED RICE TO,

QUOTE,"UNDERSCORE THESE

PROTESTS AND ROOTED IN AN

INTERNET VIDEO AND NOT A

BROADER FAILURE OF POLICY."

THE WHITE HOUSE ISSUED

THE TALKING POINTS THAT

AMBASSADOR RICE USED.

Reporter: THAT HAS

TURNED UP THE HEAT FROM

JOURNALISTS, INCLUDING ABC'S

JONATHAN CARL.

WHY WERE YOU HOLDING BAB

THIBACK THIS INFORMATION?

THIS IS DIRECTLY RELEVANT.

WHY DID YOU HOLD IT BACK?

JOHN, I CAN SAY AGAIN AND

AGAIN, AND I KNOW YOU CAN

KEEP ASKING AGAIN AND AGAIN,

BUT THIS DOCUMENT WAS NOT

ABOUT BENGHAZI.

Reporter: DEMOCRATS

CLAIM THE LIBYAN SITUATION

WAS MIRED IN CONFUSION, AND

THE FOCUS SHOULD BE ON

PREVENTING FUTURE ATTACKS ON

EMBASSIES AND CONSULATES.

PEOPLE CAN PLAY POLITICS

WITH A TRAGEDY ALL THEY

WANT.

THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS,

AT THE TIME OF THE TRAGEDY,

AND EVEN TO THIS DAY, LIBYA

IS A VERY UNSTABLE SITUATION

POST-REVOLUTION.

Reporter: BUT A CENTRAL

POINT EMERGING FROM THE

HEARINGS IS THAT THE WHITE

HOUSE PERP STRAIGHTED

BENGHAZI TALKING POINTS THAT

THE OFFICIALS KNEW WEREN'T

TRUE IN THE HEAT OF A

RE-ELECTION BID.

JOHN WAGGI, CBN NEWS.

THE TORNADOES AND

THUNDERSTORMS THAT HIT THE

MIDWEST AND SOUTH THIS WEEK

ARE FINALLY GONE, BUT THE

HORRIBLE DAMAGE THEY DID

REMAINS, INCLUDING HISTORIC

FLOODING IN SOME AREAS.

NOW THE CLEANUP IS UNDER

WAY, AND "OPERATION

BLESSING" IS THERE TO HELP.

CAITLIN BURKE REPORTS.

Reporter: THE SKIES ARE

CLEARING, BUT THE AFTERMATH

OF THIS MASSIVE STORM SYSTEM

REMAINS.

FROM NEW YORK TO FLORIDA,

SERIOUS FLOODING.

I THINK THIS TIME IT WAS

WORSE THAN SANDY.

FOR SOME REASON OR ANOTHER,

I FELT LIKE IT WAS MUCH

WORSE THAN SANDY.

THE WATER FROM OUR

BASEMENT WAS COMING UP THE

STAIRS.

Reporter: IN THE

FLORIDA PANHANDLE AND

SOUTHERN ALABAMA,

FLOODWATERS WASHED OUT

ROADS, SWEPT AWAY HOUSES,

AND CAUSED AT LEAST

$100 MILLION WORTH OF

DAMAGE.

I FEEL LIKE I'M LIVING ON

MARS.

THIS WAS MY LAWN.

SOMEWHERE UNDER HERE IS A

LAWN.

Reporter:

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS

HOPING TO PROVIDE AN

ANSWER.

O.B.'S DAN MOORE SAYS THE

ORGANIZATION IS WORKING WITH

LOCAL PEOPLE TO PROVIDE

HELP.

"OPERATION BLESSING" HAS

MOBILIZED VOLUNTEERS HERE IN

PENSACOLA, FLORIDA.

WE HAVE VOLUNTEERS IN THE

COMMUNITY.

AS YOU CAN SEE, BEHIND ME,

WE HAVE VOLUNTEERS THAT HAVE

BEEN HELPING THE HUNTER

FAMILY, THAT RECEIVED THREE

FEET OF WATER.

I'M NOT A YOUNG MAN

ANYMORE.

SO IF I HAD TO FACE THIT ON

MTHIS ON MY OWN, IT WOULD

BE PRETTY DIFFICULT.

THE BODY OF CHRIST IS

SUPPOSED TO BE THERE FOR

EACH OTHER, AND YOU GUYS

ARE.

Reporter: THE STORMS

THAT CAUSED SO MUCH FLOODING

IN PLACES LIKE PENSACOLA

WERE PART OF THE SAME STORM

SYSTEM THAT GENERATED DEADLY

TORNADOES ACROSS MUCH OF THE

SOUTH.

"OPERATION BLESSING" TEAMS

ARE ALSO IN TUPELO,

MISSISSIPPI, CLEARING FALLEN

TREES AND OTHER TORNADO

DEBRIS.

CAITLIN BURKE, CBN NEWS.

GORDON, THANK GOD

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS

THERE TO HELP SO MANY PEOPLE

WHO NEED IT RIGHT NOW.

Gordon: AND THANK YOU.

IF YOU'RE A MEMBER OF "THE

700 CLUB," YOU'RE PART OF

THAT RELIEF EFFORT.

BECAUSE A PORTION OF EVERY

GIFT TO "THE 700 CLUB" GOES

INTO THE WORK OF "OPERATION

BLESSING."

IF YOU WANT TO DIRECTLY

CONTRIBUTE TO THE DISASTER

RELIEF FUND, WHERE 100% OF

YOUR GIFT WILL GO INTO

DISASTER RELIEF HERE IN THE

UNITED STATES AND AROUND THE

WORLD, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS

CALL US.

1-800-759-0700.

OR YOU CAN LOG ON TO

CBN.COM.

THERE IS A PLACE WHERE YOU

CAN DESIGNATE YOUR GIFT TO

DISASTER RELIEF.

DO IT NOW.

1-800-759-0700.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, UP NEXT,

TWO HIKERS WHO GOT LOST AT

THE BECOME OF A CANYON.

UNBEKNOWNST TO ME, THE

FOREST SERVICE HAD GONE IN

THERE AND CHANGED THE

NUMBERS ON THE ROAD, AND WE

COULD NOT FIND THE ROAD.

Terry: HEAR HOW THEY

MADE IT OUT ALIVE, WHEN WE

COME BACK.

Gordon: WELL, TODAY IS

THE FINAL DAY OF OUR WEEK OF

PRAYER, AND EVEN THOUGH IT

IS COMING TO AN END, YOU CAN

ALWAYS CALL US FOR PRAYER.

WE'RE HERE FOR YOU 24 HOURS

A DAY, SEVEN DAYS A WEEK.

SO IF YOU NEED PRAYER, ALL

YOU HAVE TO DO IS PICK UP

THE PHONE.

1-800-759-0700.

WELL, LAST JULY DON SEARS

AND JOSEPH DANIEL NEEDED

PRAYER AND THE WORST WAY.

THE TWO WENT HIKING, AND

BEFORE LONG FOUND THEMSELVES

LOST, TRAPPED, AND THEY ONLY

HAD A PRAYER FOR SURVIVAL.

Reporter: IN THE SUMMER

OF 2013, DON SEARS AND

JOSEPH DANIEL EXPLORED THE

ROCKY CANYONS OF CLEAR

CREEK, ARIZONA.

WHAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN AN

ORDINARY HIKE SOON TURNED

INTO A MATTER OF LIFE AND

DEATH.

I TOLD HIM I WOULD TAKE

HIM INTO THE WILDCATS O THE

WILDS OF ARIZONA.

IT IS A VERY BIG FOREST

RESERVE, ABOUT 20,00 20,000

SQUARE MILES.

AND WE HAD TROUBLE FINDING

THE TOWER HEAD.

UNBEKNOWNST TO ME, THE

FOREST SERVICE WENT IN THERE

AND CHANGED THE ROADS.

AND WE COULD NOT FIND THE

ROAD.

Reporter: DON KNEW, IF

THEY FOUND THE CREEK, THEY

COULD GET OUT EASILY.

WE TRIED TO FIND ANOTHER

WAY DOWN, AND UNFORTUNATELY

WE GOT TRAPPED IN THIS

CANYON.

WE CROSSED TWO BODIESCH

BODIES OF WATER WE COULD NOT

RECROSS.

EVEN IF WE WERE ABLE TO SWIM

BACK TO WHERE WE DROPPED

INTO THE WATER, WE COULDN'T

GET THE TRACTION TO CLIMB UP

THAT SHOOT.

AND THERE ARE NO PAN

HOLDS OR ANYTHING AT ALL.

IT IS SHEAR ROCKS, TRAIT

DOWN.

STRAIGHT DOWN.

AT THAT POINT, WE CAN'T GO

FURTHER AND WE CAN'T GO

BACK.

WE DON'T HAVE ANY FOOD.

Reporter: DON FINALLY

FOUND AN AREA WHERE HE

THOUGHT HE COULD CLIMB OUT.

I GOT UP ABOUT 40 FEET

AND HIT ANOTHER VERTICAL

WALL.

I STARTED UP IT, GOT ABOUT

TWO-THIRDS OF THE WAY UP IT,

AND I RAN OUT OF GAS.

I REALIZED EVEN IF I MADE IT

OVER THAT WALL AND WENT ON

UP, I COULDN'T DO THAT.

I DIDN'T HAVE THE STRENGTH

LEFT TO PULL MY BODY WEIGHT

UP.

SO I SAID, I NEED TO GO BACK

DOWN.

I CAN'T SPEND THE NIGHT UP

HERE, OKAY, ON THE SIDE OF

THIS CLIFF.

Reporter: DON BEGAN TO

DESCEND, BUT HE SLIPPED AND

FELL, LANDING IN A CREVICE.

HE DISLOCATED HIS RIGHT

SHOULDER AND BROKE HIS LEFT

SHOULDER AS HE FELL.

I WASN'T GOING ANYWHERE.

THAT WAS IT.

I COULDN'T GO DOWN.

THERE WAS THE POSSIBILITY IF

I TRIED TO GET DOWN TO WHERE

JOSEPH WAS, THAT I WOULD

START FALLING AND WOULD NOT

BE ABLE TO STOP.

Reporter: DON AND

JOSEPH, BOTH CHRISTIANS,

KNEW WHAT THEY HAD TO DO,

PRAY.

BUT PRAYER WASN'T THE FIRST

THING ON DON'S MIND.

I WAS ANGRY.

I WAS ANGRY AT GOD, THAT HE

HAD ALLOWED THIS TO HAPPEN.

AND I WAS ANGRY AT JOSEPH

BECAUSE HE MADE SOME

DECISIONS, AND I MADE SOME

OF THE DECISIONS.

AND I WAS ANGRY AT ME.

I COULD HAVE GOTTEN JOSEPH

OUT OF THERE, OKAY, WHEN HE

CROSSED IT.

BUT WHEN I CROSSED IT, THERE

WAS NO WAY BACK.

Reporter: DON CALMED

DOWN AND TRIED TO MAKE A

9-1-1 CALL, BUT HE DIDN'T

HAVE A SIGNAL.

HE THREW THE PHONE TO ME,

AND I WENT TO ANOTHER PART

OF THE CANYON, ABOUT

100 FEET AWAY.

BUT I WAS STILL IN YELLING

DISTANCE.

SO AS I MADE MY WAY UP

THROUGH THIS CREVICE, I WAS

YELLING TO HIM EVERY FIVE

MINUTES.

AND I BEGAN TO DECREE THINGS

LIKE, OUR FATHER IS WITH US,

THE ANGELS ARE HERE, JESUS

IS HERE, AND WE'RE GOING TO

BE ALL RIGHT.

AS JOSEPH WAS CLIMBING

OUT, WE WERE PRAISING AND

PRAYING BETWEEN EACH OTHER.

AND I, FROM THERE, WENT

UP ABOUT 200 FEET, USING MY

BODY.

I NEVER CLIMBED BEFORE.

AND I KEPT HEARING THE HOLY

SPIRIT INSIDE ME.

IT IS GOING TO BE OKAY.

GRAB HERE.

GRAB THERE.

TURN THIS WAY.

TURN THAT WAY.

THE ONLY WAY YOU GET IN

AND OUT OF THIS SECTION OF

THE CANYON THAT WE'RE IN,

THE PEOPLE REPEL INTO IT,

OKAY, ON ROPES.

AND THEY GO OUT ON THE ROPES

THEY GO IN ON, OKAY.

AND HE FREE CLIMBED OUT OF

THAT CANYON.

Reporter: WHILE DON

WAITED AND PRAYED, JOSEPH

FOUND A MAN NAMED MICHAEL,

WHO HAD CLIMBING GEAR IN HIS

CAR.

IT WAS STARTING TO GET

COLD.

MICHAEL REPELLED ABOUT

30 FEET, AND HE SENT ME DOWN

A JACKET TO PUT ON.

WHICH REALLY WAS A

GOD-SEND.

Reporter: MICHAEL SAT

WITH HIM FOR THREE HOURS AS

THEY WAITED FOR THE

SEARCH-AND-RESCUE TEAM.

AND DURING THOSE THREE

HOURS, DON SHARED WITH

MICHAEL ABOUT GOD'S SAVING

GRACE.

THEY GOT HIM OUT OF THE

CANYON THE FOLLOWING

MORNING.

THEY TRANSFERRED HIM FROM

THE HELICOPTER BASKET TO THE

MEDICAL CART.

AND IT WAS VERY HARD BECAUSE

OF THE WIND FROM THE

HELICOPTER, AND HE WAS VERY,

VERY SICK AND FRAGILE.

AND WE PUT HIM IN THE

AMBULANCE FROM THERE.

Reporter: LOOKING BACK

AT HOW GOD SAVED HIM IN THE

CANYON, DON SAYS A BIBLE

VERSE HELPED HIM MAKE IT

THROUGH THE NIGHT.

I WAS REMINDED OF ROMANS

8: 28, WHICH HAS BEEN A

SCRIPTURE FOR ME.

WE KNOW THAT GOD CAUSES ALL

THINGS TO WORK TOGETHER FOR

GOOD FOR THEM THAT LOVE HIM

AND ARE CALLED ACCORDING TO

HIS PURPOSE.

ASK HIM EVERYTHING THAT IS

ON YOUR HEART AND JUST

BELIEVE HIM.

AND TRUST.

YOU HAVE TO TRUST.

I READ IN YOUR WORD, YOU'RE

ALL POWERFUL, YOU'RE ALL

KNOWING.

I WANT TO KNOW THE ANSWER.

I WANT TO SEE THIS.

BUT YOU HAVE TO TRUST HIM,

AND YOU HAVE TO ASK FOR

HELP.

Gordon: YOU DO HAVE TO

ASK FOR HELP.

WE QUOTE THAT VERSE A LOT.

"ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER

FOR GOOD," BUT WE NEED TO

QUOTE IT IN CONJUNCTION WITH

THE VERSE RIGHT BEFORE IT,

THAT WE DON'T KNOW HOW TO

PRAY BUT THE SPIRIT HELPS

OUR WEAKNESSES.

HE INTERCEDES THROUGH US

WITH GROANINGS THAT CAN'T BE

UTTERED.

IT IS THAT INTERSESORY

PRAYER.

THEY SAID, WE DON'T HAVE THE

ANSWER.

WE CAN'T GO UP, AND WE CAN'T

GO DOWN.

WE NEED PRAYER.

THEY STARTED PRAYER AND GOD

ANSWERED THEIR PRAYER.

TODAY WE NEED TO BE

INTERCEDING FOR AMERICA, WE

NEED TO BE INTERCEDING FOR

ONE ANOTHER.

WE NEED TO BE DOING THIS

BECAUSE THIS IS WHAT THE

BIBLE ASKS US TO DO.

WHAT DOES JESUS DO?

HE SAYS HE EVER LIVES TO

GIVE INTERCESSION.

FOR WHO?

FOR YOU AND ME.

FOR THOSE WHO ARE CALLED

ACCORDING TO HIS PURPOSE.

FOR THOSE WHO LOVE GOD.

HE EVER INTERCEDES FOR YOU.

SO WHEN WE PRAY, WE'RE

ACTUALLY JOINING IN WITH HIS

PRAYERS.

AND THEN WHEN YOU UNDERSTAND

THE HOLY SPIRIT IS HELPING

OUR WEAKNESSES, JUST IMAGINE

YOU'RE JOINING WITH THE HOLY

SPIRIT.

YOU'RE JOINING WITH JESUS,

AND YOU'RE INTERCEDING WITH

GOD, THE FATHER.

CAN HE REFUSE THOSE

PRAYERS?

NO.

HE WANTS TO HELP YOU.

HE WANTS ALL THINGS TO WORK

TOGETHER FOR YOUR GOOD.

HE LOVES YOU.

HE WANTS THE BEST FOR YOU.

SO WE'RE GOING TO PRAY.

AND BEFORE WE PRAY, WE WANT

TO READ SOME OF THE PRAYER

REQUESTS THAT HAVE COME IN.

AND WE'VE GOT ONE HERE.

A HEALING FROM A YEAR-LONG

BATTLE WITH SHINGLES.

AND THEN TO BE HEALED OF

TYPE 2 DIABETES.

GRANDDAUGHTER TO BE HEALED

OF MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY.

AND THEN GOD'S GUIDANCE IN

MAKING A BIG DECISION ABOUT

OUR BUSINESS.

TERRY, WHAT DO YOU HAVE?

Terry: HERE IS SOMEONE

SAYING I NEED HEALING OF

PROGRESSIVE BLINDNESS,

DIABETES.

AND ANOTHER WANTING HEALING

FROM ANEMIA, CONGESTIVE

HEART FAILURE.

SOMEONE NEEDS A FINANCIAL

HEALING TO KEEP FROM FILING

FOR BANKRUPTCY.

AND PROTECTION FOR MY

CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN,

SPOUSES, AND THEIR

FAMILIES.

Consuelo:

Gordon: LET'S PRAY.

LET'S CREATE A GREAT INNER

CIRCLE OF PRAYER AND LET'S

PRAY FOR YOUR NEEDS, AND

LET'S ALSO PRAY FOR

AMERICA.

WE NEED GOD TODAY.

WE DON'T NEED TO BE POINTING

FINGERS.

WE DON'T NEED TO BE IN

ARGUMENT.

WE NEED GOD.

AND LET'S ASK HIM NOW.

LORD, WE COME TO YOU, AND WE

JUST LIFT UP AMERICA TO

YOU.

AND WE JUST CALL INTO

REMEMBRANCE THE COVENANTS

THAT WERE MADE AT ITS

FOUNDING.

WE CALL INTO REMEMBRANCE THE

COVENANTS MADE AT PLYMOUTH

ROCK, THE COVENANTS MADE AT

CAPE HENRY.

FOR EVERY ONE OF THE

COLONIES, WHEN THEY WERE

ESTABLISHED, WE CALL INTO

REMEMBRANCE THOSE

COVENANTS.

AND WE ASK THAT YOU WOULD

TURN OUR HEARTS, THAT WE

WOULD RETURN TO YOU.

WE WOULD ACKNOWLEDGE THAT

ALL OF THE BLESSINGS THAT WE

HAVE TODAY ARE BECAUSE OF

YOU.

SO WE THANK YOU FOR THEM.

AND WE ASK THAT OUR HEARTS

WOULD BE RESTORED.

THAT WE WOULD LEARN AND KNOW

TO PUT YOU FIRST.

WE DECLARE THAT IN GOD WE

TRUST, BUT SO FEW TIMES DO

WE ACTUALLY DO THAT.

SO, LORD, RESTORE OUR TRUST

IN YOU.

LET YOU BE FIRST.

FIRST IN OUR HEARTS, FIRST

IN OUR NATIONS, FIRST IN OUR

COMMUNITIES.

AND, LORD, I ASK ALSO THAT

YOU WOULD CALL YOUR CHURCHES

TO PRAY.

THAT THEY WOULD BE KNOWN AS

HOUSES OF PRAYER.

DO IT, LORD.

HELP US IN OUR WEAKNESS.

HELP OUR INFIRMITY.

HELP US, FOR WE DON'T EVEN

KNOW HOW TO PRAY.

BE WITH US.

AND NOW, LORD, FOR THESE

REQUESTS, WE JOIN WITH

THEM.

AND WE SEEK FOR DELIVERANCE

AS WE SEEK FINANCIAL

MIRACLES FOR THOSE IN

FINANCIAL NEED.

WE SEEK HEALING.

WE SEEK RESTORATION OF

FAMILIES.

TURN THE HEARTS OF CHILDREN

TO THEIR PARENTS, AND

PARENTS TO THE CHILDREN.

LET HUSBANDS AND WIVES NO

LONGER STRUGGLE WITH ONE

ANOTHER, BUT LET THEM BE

UNITED IN LOVE.

DO IT, LORD.

DO MIRACLES.

TERRY, GOD HAS GIVEN YOU

SOMETHING.

Terry: THERE IS

SOMEONE, YOU'VE BEEN IN AN

ACCIDENT, AND YOU'VE

SUFFERED A BROKEN BACK.

GOD IS ACTUALLY HEALING THAT

FOR YOU.

Gordon: AND SOMEONE

ELSE, YOU'VE HAD AN IMPACT

INJURY FROM AN ACCIDENT AND

IT'S LIKE YOUR ENTIRE

FOREHEAD -- THERE ARE

MULTIPLE MICROFRACTURES.

GOD IS ABLE TO KNIT THAT

TOGETHER AND TAKE AWAY THOSE

HEADACHES.

IN JESUS' NAME, BE RESTORED

AND HEALED NOW.

YOU JUST FELT IT NOW, LIKE A

COOL FEELING THAT WENT

THROUGH YOUR FOREHEAD.

GOD IS RESTORING YOU AND

HEALING YOU NOW.

SOMEONE ELSE WITH A RIGHT

SHOULDER, YOU'VE HAD A

BROKEN SCAPULA, AND THERE

HAS BEEN SOME TORN TENDONS

WITHIN THE SHOULDER.

GOT IS HEALING ALL OF IT.

HE IS RESTORING ALL OF IT.

YOU'RE ABLE TO MOVE.

WHAT YOU COULDN'T DO BEFORE,

DO IT NOW AND REALIZE GOD IS

HEALING YOU NOW.

Terry: THERE IS SOMEONE

ELSE, YOU HAVE A CONDITION

WITH THE NERVE ENDINGS IN

YOUR HANDS.

AND IT HAS REALLY AFFECTED

YOUR ABILITY TO EVEN GRASP

AND HOLD THINGS.

GOD IS HEALING THAT FOR YOU

RIGHT NOW.

YOU'RE HANDS ARE GOING TO

GET WARM AND THEN COOL AND

YOU'RE HEALED IN JESUS'

NAME.

Gordon: LORD, WE THANK

YOU.

WE THANK YOU FOR THE GIFT

THAT YOU GAVE TO US.

FOR YOU GAVE YOUR ONLY

BEGOTTEN SON.

WE THANK YOU FOR THE GIFT OF

THE HOLY SPIRIT, THE

COMFORTER, THE ONE WHO WILL

NEVER LEAVE US, NEVER

FORSAKE US.

SO STIR UP THE GIFTS THAT

YOU HAVE GIVEN.

STIR THEM UP WITHIN US, TO

OVERFLOWING, SO THAT OUT OF

OUR INNERMOST BEING WOULD

FLOW RIVERS OF LIVING WATER,

RIVERS OF LIFE.

CALL US, LORD, AND WE WILL

ANSWER, AND YOUR PEOPLE WILL

BE WILLING IN THE DAY OF

YOUR POWER.

DO IT, LORD, FOR WE ASK IT

IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

AGAIN, IF YOU NEED PRAYER,

WE'RE HERE FOR YOU.

AND ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS

CALL US.

1-800-759-0700.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, STILL

AHEAD, THE ONE SIMPLE THING

YOU CAN DO THAT CAN ADD

YEARS TO YOUR LIFE.

EVANGELIST DUTCH SHEETS

SHARES WHAT IT IS, AND

THAT'S LATER ON TODAY'S "700

CLUB."

WELCOME BACK TO "THE 700

CLUB."

MINNEAPOLIS POLICE HAVE

STOPPED A TEENAGER'S PLOT TO

KILL HIS FAMILY AND LAUNCH A

MASSACRE AT HIS HIGH

SCHOOL.

NOW 17-YEAR-OLD JOHN LEDEAU

IS BEING HELD IN CUSTODY.

A NEIGHBOR TIPPED OFF THE

POLICE WHEN HA THEY SAW HIM

ENTERING A STORAGE FACILITY

WITH DEADLY SUPPLIES.

THE POLICE FOUND GUNS,

AMMUNITION, AND OTHER ITEMS

THAT COULD BE USED TO MAKE A

BOMB.

LEDEAU LAID OUT HIS PLANS IN

A 180-PAGE NOTEBOOK.

THE TEEN WAS FULLY PREPARED

AND THE TOWN NARROWLY

AVOIDED WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN

A HORRIFIC EXPERIENCE.

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS

HELPING A LOW-INCOME

COMMUNITY IN VIRGINIA.

TEAMING UP WITH OTHER

ORGANIZATIONS, "OPERATION

BLESSING" HAS TURNED A

VACANT LOT IN THE CITY OF

NORFOLK INTO A COMMUNITY

GARDEN.

COMMUNITY MEMBERS HELPED

REPAIR, AND PLANT THE EAST

COMMUNITY GARDEN.

"OPERATION BLESSING" BROUGHT

300 PLANTS, AND EVERYTHING

NECESSARY FOR THE GARDEN,

BOXES AND FRESH MULCH.

YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE ABOUT

"OPERATION BLESSING" BY

GOING TO THEIR WEBSITE AT

OB.ORG.

GORDON AND TERRY WILL BE

BACK WITH MORE OF "THE 700

CLUB," RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Terry: HOW BAD IS

DEPRESSION?

ACCORDING TO ONE STUDY,

PEOPLE WHO WERE PERENNIALLY

DEPRESSED SAW INCREASED

HEALTH RISKS THAT WERE

EQUIVALENT TO A NON-SMOKER

TAKING UP A PACK A DAY

HABIT.

ESSENTIALLY, DEPRESSION IS A

DEATH SENTENCE, BUT

FORTUNATELY THERE IS HOPE.

Reporter: LIFE CAN BE

STRESSFUL.

WHETHER YOUR FACING A SUDDEN

ILLNESS, LOSS OF A JOB, OR

THE STRAIN OF A

RELATIONSHIP, SOMETIMES YOU

JUST FEEL LIKE GIVING UP.

DUTCH SHEETS IS AN

INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED

PASTOR AND AUTHOR.

HIS BOOK, "THE POWER OF

HOPE," IS A PRACTICAL GUIDE

THAT WILL HELP YOU RISE

ABOVE LIFE'S DISAPPOINTMENTS

AND TROUBLES.

Terry: WELL, THIS IS A

BOOK FOR EVERYONE.

DUTCH SHEETS IS WITH US

AGAIN.

ALWAYS GREAT TO HAVE YOU

HERE.

WHAT A GREAT TITLE, "THE

POWER OF HOPE."

IT IS UP LIFTING JUST TO

SPEAK IT.

YOU TALK ABOUT THE SCRIPTURE

THAT SAYS "HOPE DEFERRED

MAKES THE HEART SICK."

MORE THAN A SCRIPTURE, IT IS

REAL.

IT IS REAL, AND I ALL

HOPE DEFERRED THE COMMON

COLD OF THE SOUL.

YOU CAN'T GO THROUGH LIFE

WITH HOPE DEFERRED.

A SETBACK, A FINANCIAL

SETBACK.

WE ALL GO THROUGH SEASONS OF

HOPE DEFERRED, AND IF WE

DON'T GET THAT UNDER CONTROL

QUICKLY, IT BEGINS TO ERODE

OUR FAITH AND WE BECOME A

HEART-DISEASED PATIENT.

Terry: TALK A LITTLE

BIT ABOUT THE OCCASION TO

WATCH AN OPEN-HEART

SURGERY.

ONE OF THE MOST AMAZING

STORIES I'VE EVER HEARD --

HE WATCHED THREE OF THEM.

HE STOOD, LITERALLY, AT THE

HEAD OF THE PATIENT WHILE

THEY OPENED THE PATIENT AND

DISCONNECTED THE HEART.

AND THE MACHINE DID THE

WORK, AND WHEN THEY HOOKED

IT BACK UP WHEN THEY WERE

FINISHED, THEY HAD TO GET

THE HEART GOING AGAIN.

THE FIRST TWO WENT JUST

FINE.

AND THEN HE COULD TELL

SOMETHING WAS WRONG.

TENSION CAME INTO THE ROOM,

AND HE REALIZED SOMETHING IS

WRONG.

AND THEN HE RELIEVED,

REALIZED HE COULDN'T GET THE

HEART GOING AND HE WAS GOING

TO DIE.

AND THE SURGEON LEANED OVER

AND HIN THE PATIENT'S EAR,

HE SAID, MA'AM, WE NEED YOUR

HELP.

WE CAN'T GET YOUR HEART TO

BEAT.

PLEASE TELL YOUR HEART TO

BEAT.

AND THE HEART STARTED TO

BEAT.

AND EVER SINCE, WHEN I HEARD

HIM TELL THE STORY, I

REALIZED, THAT'S WHAT WE

HAVE TO DO.

WHEN THE DREAM IS GONE, WHEN

WE FEEL LIKE WE'VE BEEN

PUNCHED IN THE STOMACH,

LITERALLY WHEN OUR HEART

ISN'T BEATING, THERE COMES A

POINT IN TIME AND WE HAVE TO

CHOOSE.

IT STARTS WITH A CHOICE.

IT IS NOT THAT WE HAVE TO DO

IT FOR OURSELVES, BUT WE

HAVE TO RECONNECT.

WE HAVE TO SAY YES.

WE HAVE TO SAY, HEART,

YOU'RE GOING TO BELIEVE

AGAIN.

SPIRITUAL HEART, EMOTIONAL

HEART, YOU'RE GOING TO

BELIEVE AGAIN.

Terry: AND YET THERE IS

A TIME TO GRIEVE AND A TIME

TO HOPE.

SO HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN IT

IS TIME?

WELL, I THINK YOU

PROBABLY FEED SOME HELP.

SOME PEOPLE HAVE SAID TO ME,

CAN I GIVE THIS BOOK TO SO

AND SO, THEY JUST LOST A

LOVED ONE.

AND I WOULD SAY, NO, DON'T

GIVE IT TO THEM YET.

THEY CAN'T BE EXPECTED TO

JUMP OUT OF THEIR GRIEF

RIGHT NOW.

GIVE THEM A LITTLE TIME.

YOU'LL BEGIN TO SEE THE

SIGNS.

THEY BEGIN TO THINK

DIFFERENTLY.

THEY BEGIN TO SMILE.

YOU CAN TELL, IT IS TIME TO

MOVE ON.

BUT IT IS NOT TIME TO MOVE

ON FOR THE FIRST FEW MONTHS

AFTER SOMETHING TRAGIC.

SO AT THE RIGHT TIME YOU

GIVE THEM THE BOOK OR THE

TEACHING, OR YOU COME

ALONGSIDE AND SAY, COME ON,

LET'S DREAM AGAIN.

LET'S CONNECT WITH GOD AGAIN

HERE.

Terry: IT IS EASY FOR

US TO LOSE HOPE IN LIFE.

THERE ARE, AS YOU SAID, SO

MANY THINGS THAT HAPPEN TO

US.

WE'RE PRETTY HARD-WIRED AS

AMERICANS.

BUT THE FRENCH ARE

DIFFERENT.

THEY TREAT THEIR GRIEF

DIFFERENTLY.

WE DON'T WANT TO MENTION

THAT THE LADY IS PREGNANT.

THEY GREET A PREGNANT LADY

WITH THE PHRASE, I

CONGRATULATE YOU ON YOUR

HOPE, BECAUSE OF THE LIFE

THAT IS GROWING INSIDE OF

THEM.

ONE OF THE WORDS FOR HOPE IN

SCRIPTURE IS PROSTHESIS.

IT IS IN ROMANS 8: 8, GOD

CAUSES ALL THINGS TO WORK

FOR THE GOOD -- HE PUTS IN

THAT VERSE THE WORD "PRO

THESIS" FROM WHICH WE GET

PROSTHESIS, WHICH IS A NEW

BODY PART.

HE IS SAYING TO US, I GAVE

YOU A PURPOSE.

AND WHEN THE ENEMY COMES

INTO YOUR LIFE AND TRIES TO

STEAL YOUR PURPOSE, CUT OFF

THAT LIMB.

I HAVE ALREADY WRITTEN INTO

YOUR PROSTHESIS YOUR

PROTHESIS.

Terry: AND I ALSO KNOW

WHAT IT FEELS LIKE WHEN

YOU'VE COME TO THE END OF

YOURSELF, THE END OF THE

LINE, AND WHEN YOU HAVE LOST

HOPE, HOW DO YOU REGAIN IT?

THE FIRST THING IS WE

HAVE TO RECONNECT WITH THE

LORD.

AS SIMPLE AS IT SOUNDS, YOU

HAVE TO START RECONNECTING

TO THE SOURCE.

FIRST YOU MAKE THE

DECISION.

BUT IN THAT DECIDING

TIMEFRAME, YOU'VE GOT TO GO

TO THE NEXT STEP AND SAY, AM

I WILLING TO MAKE MORE THAN

A MENTAL DECISION WHEN I

RECONNECT?

ONE OF THE EXAMPLES I USE IN

THE BOOK IS MOSES ON THE

MOUNTAIN.

40 YEARS.

HE IS THE MOST CLASSIC CASE

OF HOPE DEFERRED.

40 YEARS ON A MOUNTAIN,

CALLED HORIB, WHICH MEANS

DESOLATE.

DESOLATION AND BARONNESS.

AND THE LORD SAID, YOU

THOUGHT I WAS FINISHED WITH

YOU, BUT I'M NOT FINISHED

WITH YOU.

AND THIS GUY ARGUED WITH

HIM.

GOD WAS PATIENT, BUT GOD WAS

FIRM.

SAYING, COME ON, YOU'RE

GOING TO DO THIS.

AND MOSES WOULD COME BACK

WITH THIS, AND GOD WOULD

SAY, LET'S DO THIS.

AND MOSES WOULD SAY, I'M NOT

A GOOD SPEAKER.

AND GOD WOULD SAY, I'LL GIVE

YOU SOME HELP.

I'M GOING TO PULL YOU OUT OF

THIS HOPE DEFERRED STATE.

I'M NOT FINISHED WITH YOU.

WE'RE GOING TO GET THIS

DONE.

Terry: THAT'S A WORD

FOR US AS INDIVIDUALS.

IT IS A WORD FOR OUR

COUNTRY.

IT IS A WORD FOR AMERICA

RIGHT NOW, ISN'T IT?

ABSOLUTELY.

I AM ABSOLUTELY CONVINCED

THAT GOD IS NOT FINISHED

WITH AMERICA.

Terry: AMEN.

I'VE BEEN PREACHING THE

MESSAGE ABOUT ONE OF THE

FLAGS WE HAD IN OUR EARLY

DAYS, BEFORE THE STARS AND

STRIPES.

OUR NATION WAS BORN UNDER A

FLAG THAT ACROSS THE TOP

SAID, "AN APPEAL TO

HEAVEN."

AND THERE WAS AN EVERGREEN

TREE, WHICH WAS A SIGN OF

COVENANT.

THEY KNEW WE CAN'T DEFEAT

THIS EMPIRE WITHOUT HELP.

GEORGE WASHINGTON OFFICIALLY

GAVE THIS FLAG.

IT WAS OVER ANY

BATTLEFIELD.

THERE IS NO WAY THESE

UP-START COLONISTS CAN

DEFEAT THE GREATEST NATION

IN THE WORLD.

UNLESS THIS IS HIS IDEA AND

HE IS FOR US.

AND IF WE APPEAL TO HEAVEN.

IT DOESN'T SAY APPEAL TO OUR

STRENGTH OR APPEAL TO THE

GREATNESS OF THIS VISION OR

ANYTHING ELSE.

IT SAYS APPEAL TO HEAVEN.

Terry: LET'S RESURRECT

THAT FLAG.

I AM.

I'M CARRYING IT ALL OVER THE

NATION WITH ME.

ABRAHAM PLANTED AN EVERGREEN

TREE, A COVENANT, AND CALLED

ON THE EVERLASTING GOD.

Terry: AMEN.

THAT'S YOU, NOT JUST

BRINGING A WORD OF

ENCOURAGEMENT, BUT SPECIFIC

DIRECTION FOR YOU.

IF YOU NEED -- "PICK ME UP"

IS TW TOO COMMON OF A

PHRASE, BUT PICK UP HIS

BOOK.

TODAY, AT NOONTIME, DUTCH IS

OUR FEATURED SPEAKER DURING

OUR NOON PRAYER SERVICE.

I KNOW THE ROOM WILL BE

FILLED.

THE LORD BLESS YOU.

THANK YOU.

Gordon: UP NEXT, THE

SINGLE MOM WHO WORKED AROUND

THE CLOCK JUST TO PUT FOOD

ON THE TABLE.

FIND OUT WHY SHE NO LONGER

WORRIES ABOUT HER NEXT

MEAL.

ALL OF THAT AND MORE WHEN WE

RETURN.

Terry: CBN'S "ORPHANS'

PROMISE" PROVIDES FOOD AND

SHELTER FOR AT-RISK CHILDREN

AROUND THE WORLD.

LIKE THIS LITTLE GIRL IN

THAILAND, WHO'S MOTHER COULD

BARELY AFFORD TO FEED HER.

Reporter: WHEN SHE WAS

JUST 25 YEARS OLD, CHELAMPON

BECAME A WIDOW.

HER HUSBAND WAS KILLED IN A

MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT, AND SHE

WAS PREGNANT WITH THEIR

FIRST CHILD.

I COULDN'T SPEAK.

I WAS SO SAD.

I WONDERED HOW I WOULD

SUPPORT MY CHILD, MY

PARENTS, AND MY YOUNGER

BROTHER.

Reporter: FOR THE PAST

FIVE YEARS, CHALOMPON HAS

WORKED AS A GARDENER AT A

HOTEL.

THE LONG HOURS ARE

EXHAUSTING.

MY MOM WORKS HARD.

AND WHEN SHE GETS TIRED, I

BRING HER A GLASS OF WATER.

SHE SMILES AND FEELS

BETTER.

WHAT I EARN IS NOT

ENOUGH.

I ALWAYS HAVE TO BORROW

MONEY, EVEN FOR FOOD, BUT I

AM FIGHTING FOR MY

DAUGHTER'S FUTURE.

Reporter: WHEN SHE

LEARNED THAT A CENTER NEAR

HER HOME OFFERED FREE CHILD

CARE, SHE ENROLLED HER

DAUGHTER IMMEDIATELY.

THAT CENTER IS SUPPORTED BY

CBN'S "ORPHANS' PROMISE."

I LEARNED THE ENTIRE

ALPHABET.

AND I DRINK MILK AND EAT

LUNCH.

Reporter: WE ALSO SET

UP A FISH FARM FOR THE

FAMILY NEXT TO THEIR HOME.

WHEN THE FISH ARE FULLY

GROWN, CHALOMPOM WILL SELL

THEM AT THE MARKET.

NOW THERE IS NO SHORTAGE OF

FOOD FOR HER AND HER

DAUGHTER.

THE INCOME FROM THE FISH

POND HAS MADE OUR LIVES

BETTER.

I HAVE EVEN STARTED SAVING A

FEW DOLLARS FOR MY

DAUGHTER'S FUTURE.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, CBN.

Terry: THIS IS ONE OF

OUR "ORPHANS' PROMISE"

PROGRAMS WE CALL, "KEEPING

FAMILIES TOGETHER," HELPING

TO GIVE A HAND-UP SO THAT

THEIR CHILDREN CAN REMAIN

ENTACT IN THEIR FAMILIES,

INSTEAD OF GOING INTO

ORPHANAGES.

THESE ARE WHAT WE WOULD CALL

SOCIAL ORPHANS, AND O AND

ORPHANAGES AROUND THE WORLD

FILLED WITH CHILDREN LIKE

HER.

SO THANK YOU FOR CARING.

"ORPHANS' PROMISE" IS OUT TO

TOUCH VULNERABLE CHILDREN

AROUND THE WORLD, AND TO

TAKE THEM FROM AT RISK TO

THRIVING.

WE WERE ABLE TO DO THAT IN

THIS INSTANCE, AND WE SAY

THANK YOU FOR HELPING US.

COMING UP, WE'LL ANSWER YOUR

E-MAIL QUESTIONS.

WE'VE GOT A BUNDLE OF THEM,

SO DON'T GO AWAY.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

Terry: WELL, LET'S

"BRING IT ON" AND ANSWER

SOME OF YOUR E-MAIL

QUESTIONS.

GARD, THIS FIRST ONE IS FROM

ANN WHO SAYS, "THE BIBLE

INSTRUCTS US TO FORGIVE, BUT

WHAT EXACTLY DOES THAT

MEAN?

DOES IT MEAN WE MUST

BEFRIEND THE PERSON WHO HURT

US.

I GET CRITICIZED CONSTANTLY

BECAUSE I REFUSE TO BE

INVOLVED WITH PEOPLE THAT

CONTINUE TO DEGRADE ME.

I'M TOLD IF I TRULY FORGAVE

THEM, I WOULDN'T FIND ISSUE

WITH BEING AROUND THEM?"

Gordon: THE STANDARD IS

TO LOVE YOUR ENEMIES.

IT IS, QUITE FRANKLY, HARD

FOR US TO DO.

YOU NEED THE LOVE OF THE

HOLY SPIRIT WITHIN YOU IN

ORDER TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN.

NOW, WHAT HAPPENS WHEN IT'S

A CONTINUAL PROCESS?

I BELIEVE IN BOUNDARIES, AND

I BELIEVE IF SOMEONE IS

CONTINUALLY HURTING YOU, FOR

EVERY INTERACTION YOU COME

AWAY WITH THIS FEELING OF

BEING DEGRADED, WELL, THEN,

YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO THROUGH

THAT.

I DON'T THINK THERE IS

ANYTHING IN THE BIBLE THAT

REQUIRES YOU TO GO THROUGH

THAT.

BUT YOU DO NEED TO FORGIVE.

AND I FIND THAT

REQUIREMENT.

AND YOU DO NEED TO LOVE

THEM.

AND I FIND THAT

REQUIREMENT.

BUT GO AHEAD AND DRAW THAT

BOUNDARY.

BUT WHEN YOU THINK OF THEM,

ARE YOU THINKING OF THEM IN

LOVE?

ARE YOU THINKING OF THEM IN

FORGIVENESS?

AND WHEN YOU GET THAT

RIGHT -- AND IF YOU'RE

FINDING IT DIFFICULT, ASK

THE HOLY SPIRIT TO HELP YOU,

AND HE WILL.

HE'LL DO THAT FOR YOU.

SO YOU NO LONGER FEEL THAT

OUCH AND THAT PAIN.

THE THAT UNFORGIVENESS

ACTUALLY HURTS YOU MORE THAN

IT HURTS THEM.

SO GET RID OF THAT.

AND WALK FREE FROM THAT.

Terry: THIS IS TODD WHO

SAYS, "WHAT IS THE EXACT

MEANING OF THE SCRIPTURE IN

MATTHEW 7, 1 THROUGH 5,

WHERE CHRIST TALKS ABOUT

JUDGING OTHERS?

DOES IT MEAN WE'RE NOT TO BE

CRITICAL OR FIND FAULT WITH

OTHERS?

AS CHRISTIANS, HOW DO YOU

JUDGE THE SIN AND NOT THE

SINNER?"

Gordon: MATTHEW 7,

"JUDGE NOT FOR YOU NOT BE

JUDGED.

FOR WITH WHAT JUDGMENT YOU

JUDGE, YOU WILL BE JUDGED.

AND WITH THE MEASURE YOU

USE, IT WILL BE MEASURED

BACK TO YOU."

AND IT GOES ON ABOUT THE LOG

IN YOUR EYE AND THE SPECK IN

YOUR BROTHER'S EYE.

LET ME FOCUS ON "THE MEASURE

YOU USE WILL BE MEASURED

BACK TO YOU."

AND THE JUDGMENT YOU USE

WILL BE STANDARD BY WHICH

YOU ARE JUDGED.

LET THAT REALLY TAKE HOLD OF

YOUR HEART, FOR WHEN YOU

STAND AT THAT LAST DAY, IT'S

THE WORDS OF YOUR OWN MOUTH

THAT ARE GOING TO COME BACK

ON YOU.

SO PLEASE WATCH WHAT YOU

SAY.

AND SO OFTEN WE JUDGE THE

VERY THING WE DO.

SO WATCH THAT.

AND BE VERY CAREFUL OF

THAT.

YOU THINK YOU'RE JUDGING THE

OTHER PERSON.

YOU'RE ACTUALLY JUDGING

YOURSELF.

SO THAT'S THE EXACT MEANING

OF THAT SCRIPTURE FROM

MATTHEW 7.

NOW, THE OTHER PARTS -- I

ENCOURAGE PEOPLE DON'T BE

CRITICAL.

THE BIBLE DOESN'T CALL US TO

THAT.

YOU LOOK IN CORINTHIANS, AND

THE NUMBER OF TIMES PAUL

SAYS "EDIFY," EDIFY.

WE'RE TO BUILD UP OTHERS AND

CALL INTO BEING THAT WHICH

IS GOOD IN THEM.

WE'RE TO CALL THEM TO

REMEMBRANCE.

SO DO THAT.

AND WE'RE OUT OF TIME.

THERE IS MORE ON THIS.

YOU CAN WRITE A BOOK ON THIS

ONE.

BUT, ANYWAY, WE LEAVE YOU

WITH THESE WORDS FROM PSALM

61: "I WILL TRUST IN THE

SHELTER OF YOUR WINGS."

FOR TERRY, FOR ME, FOR ALL

OF US HERE, GOD BLESS YOU.

WE'LL SEE YOU NEXT WEEK.

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