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The 700 Club - May 8, 2014

Laura’s son Zach touched millions with his song, “Clouds,” while he battled cancer. Plus, a near-death experience set 19-year-old Mike on a spiritual journey through eastern religions that didn’t bring answers. Read Transcript


THE SURPRISING PLACE WITH

THE FASTEST GROWING

CHRISTIAN POPULATION AND THE

WORLD.

THANK YOU FOR THE BLOOD

OF JESUS.

Wendy: EVEN THOUGH

THEIR FAITH MAY COST THEM

THEIR LIVES.

IT IS REALLY SCARY

BECAUSE IF THE GOVERNMENT

KNOWS ABOUT THIS, I'M PRETTY

SURE THEY WILL EXECUTE ME.

Wendy: AND THEN...A

STORY OF HOPE AND A SONG OF

LIFE.

*

Wendy: HOW ONE SONG HAS

HELPED HEAL MILLIONS ON

TODAY'S "THE 700 CLUB."

Pat: WELL, IT'S

CRAZYUITY.

CRAZY WEATHER.

I KNOW HOW IT IS IN IOWA,

BECAUSE I WAS OUT THERE IN

ONE OF THOSE CAMPAIGN

THINGS, AND I RODE A HORSE

AND IT WAS 102°?

Wendy: IN MAY?

Pat: NO.

IT WAS IN JUNE OR JULY, BUT

IT WAS -60 WINDCHILLS.

Wendy: BUT THEY'VE HAD

FIVE INCHES OF SNOW IN MAY.

WE'RE HAVING CRAZY WEATHER.

Pat: THE SNOW IS OVER,

AND THE SNOW IS STILL ON THE

GROUND.

WE HAVE RECORD-HIGH

TEMPERATURES, AND SOME HAVE

GONE OVER 100°, INCLUDING

IOWA.

Wendy: AND THAT HOT

WEATHER IS BEING FOLLOWED BY

VIOLENT STORMS, WITH HIGH

WINDS, HEAVY RAINS, AND

DANGEROUS HAIL.

CAITLIN BURKE HAS THE

STORY.

Reporter: AFTER ONE OF

THE HARSHEST WINTERS ON

RECORD, SPRING IS BRINGING

UNUSUALLY HOT WEATHER, AND

ALONG WITH IT, SOME

DANGEROUS STORMS.

SEVERE WEATHER IS EXPECTED

TODAY THROUGHOUT MINNESOTA

AND THROUGH TEXAS.

FORECASTERS WARN AND SOME

AREAS MULTIPLE SEVERE STORMS

COULD STRIKE, SO RESIDENTS

ARE WARNED TO STAY ALERT,

EVEN AFTER THE FIRST ROUND.

WEDNESDAY, STORMS SWEPT

THROUGH COLORADO, SPAWNING

AT LEAST FIVE TORNADOES,

INCLUDING THIS ONE, WHICH

WAS CAUGHT ON CAMERA NEAR

AKRON.

OTHER PARTS OF COLORADO SAW

WIND GUSTS UP TO 70 MILES AN

HOUR.

HEAVY WINDS NEAR WICHITA,

KANSAS, WERE BLAMED FOR

DERAILING THIS TRAIN.

I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO

THINK.

I WAS SHOCKED IT WAS STRONG

ENOUGH TO BLOWN THE TRAIN

OVER, UNTIL I LOOKED DOWN

THERE AND SAW IT LAYING ON

ITS SIDE.

Reporter: 30 TRAIN CARS

WERE KNOCKED OFF THE TRACKS

BY THE 90 MILES AN HOUR

WIND.

THIS SEVERE WEATHER COMES ON

THE HEALS OF A RECENT STRING

OF DEVASTATING TORNADOES

ACROSS THE SOUTH.

PRESIDENT OBAMA GOT A

FIRSTHAND LOOK AT THE

DEVASTATION IN ARKANSAS.

15 PEOPLE WERE KILLED IN

THAT STATE ALONE.

President Obama: WHEN

SOMETHING LIKE THIS HAPPENS

TO A WONDERFUL COMMUNITY

LIKE THIS ONE, IT HAPPENS TO

ALL OF US.

Reporter: THE PRESIDENT

PROMISE THE GOVERNMENT WILL

HELP THE VICTIMS REBUILD

THEIR COMMUNITIES.

CAITLIN BURKE, CBN NEWS.

Pat: WE'VE GOT TWO

EMOTIONS.

I THINK ONE OF THE

EMOTIONS -- BE HONEST, YOU

THINK, THANK THE LORD IT

WASN'T ME, I WASN'T IN THE

MIDDLE OF THAT.

YOU THINK THAT.

AND THE OTHER THING IS, HOW

CAN WE HELP THOSE PEOPLE WHO

HAVE BEEN STRICKEN BY THESE

DEVASTATING STORMS.

WE'RE GOING TO HAVE MORE AND

MORE AND MORE OF THEM, IT

LOOKS LIKE.

TERRIBLE WEATHER.

WE HAD SOME AWFUL STUFF HERE

A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO.

BIG HAIL STORMS PILING DOWN

ON CARS AND RE RESIDENCES.

THAT'S LIFE AND WE LIVE

THROUGH IT.

THERE IS A PLACE WHERE

STORMS ARE GOING TO BE MORE

AND MORE FREQUENT, AND THAT

IS THE CAPITAL OF THE UNITED

STATES OF AMERICA,

WASHINGTON, D.C.

REPUBLICANS ARE NOW TRYING

TO FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED TO

THE I.R.S. TEA PARTY

SCANDAL.

JOHN JESSUP HAS THAT STORY

FROM WASHINGTON.

HERE IS JOHN.

Reporter: PAT, HOUSE

REPUBLICANS HAVE VOTED TO

HOLD FORMER I.R.S. OFFICIAL

LOIS LERNER IN CONTEMPT OF

CONGRESS, WITH SIX DEMOCRATS

JOINING THE MAJORITY.

LERNER HAS CONSISTENTLY

REFUSED TO TESTIFY ABOUT HER

ROLE IN THE I.R.S. TEA PARTY

CONTROVERSY.

AND THE HOUSEIS ALSO

CALLING ON THE JUSTICE

DEPARTMENT TO APPOINT A

SPECIAL COUNCIL TO

INVESTIGATE.

COUNCIL IS SPLIT ON THE

ISSUE, WITH CRITICS SAYING

IT IS AN ATTEMPT BY THE

G.O.P. TO STIR UP

CONTROVERSY AGAINST

DEMOCRATS IN AN ELECTION

YEAR.

BUT JOHN BOEHNER SAYS IT IS

TIME FOR THE PEOPLE TO LEARN

THE TRUTH.

AT LEAST 125 PEOPLE ARE DEAD

AFTER GUNMEN OPENED FIRE IN

NORTH NIGERIA.

EXPERTS EXPECT BOKO HARAM

CARRIED OUT THE ATTACK.

SOME SUSPECT 300 PEOPLE DIED

DURING THE MASSACRE, AS THE

TERRORISTS SET FIRE TO HOMES

AND SHOT PEOPLE TRYING TO

FLEE.

BOKO HARAM TRIGGERED

INTERNATIONAL OUTRAGE WHEN

IT KIDNAPPED NEARLY 200

GIRLS IN MID-APRIL.

THE POPULAR CABLE CHANNEL

HGTV HAS PULLED THE PLUG ON

AN UP COMING REAL ESTATE

SERIOUS "FLIP IT FORWARD."

DAVID AND JASON WERE GOING

TO HELP FAMILIES BUY HOMES

THEY THOUGHT THEY NEVER

COULD AFFORD.

THEY LABELLED DAVID AN

ANTI-GAY EXTREMIST BECAUSE

OF HIS ACTIVITIES AGAINST

GAY MARRIAGE.

CBN NEWS PROFILED THE

BUSINESS IN 2012.

WE STARTED BUILDING WHAT

WE ENVISIONED A KINGDOM

SHOULD LOOK LIKE.

WE DIDN'T READ ANY BOOKS.

EVERYTHING WAS FRESH, AND

GOD EXPLODED OUR BUSINESS

BECAUSE WE WANTED TO GLORIFY

HIM.

Reporter: THE

CANCELLATION LED TO A

FIRESTORM ON HGTV PLRMS,

PLATFORMS, WITH SOME

CRITICIZING THE NETWORK AND

SOME PRAISING THEM.

SOME WROTE, YOU THINK THERE

WOULD BE ROOM FOR TWO TWIN

BROTHERS WHO ARE DEDICATED

PROFESSIONALS.

IF OUR FAITH COSTS US A

TELEVISION SHOW, THEN SO BE

IT.

AND THEIR FATHER TOLD THE

NEWS, THE GAY LOBBY IS THE

BIGGEST BULLY IN AMERICA.

Pat: THERE IS NO

QUESTION ABOUT IT.

THAT HOME AND GARDEN

TELEVISION I THOUGHT WAS

TERRIFIC.

AND I WAS HOPING TO BUY A

PIECE OF IT, AND IT HAS

BECOME SO VERY SUCCESSFUL.

I BELIEVE IT IS OWNED BY THE

HERSH ORGANIZATION.

AND I DON'T KNOW THEM AS

ANTI-GAY OR ANYTHING OR

ANTI-CHRISTIAN OR WHATEVER.

BUT THIS STUFF IS NONSENSE.

THE POLITICAL CORRECTNESS IS

JUST STALLING SPEECH.

I WAS READING AN OP ED PIECE

ABOUT WHAT IS HAPPENING IN

COLLEGES, AND IT IS

APPALLING.

AND IT IS BEING LED BY THE

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION.

BUT THIS WHOLE THING IS

DISGUSTING.

WHAT THEY TRIED TO DO, THAT

GUY ON "DUCK DYNASTY", AND

WHAT THEY'RE TRYING TO DO IN

THIS IS JUST OUTRAGEOUS.

GOOD GRIEF.

ISN'T THERE SUPPOSED TO BE

SOME FREEDOM?

AREN'T WE SUPPOSED TO HAVE

THE FIRST AMENDMENT?

BUT NOT SO.

I READ ALSO TODAY THAT IN

SAUDI ARABIA -- SAUDI

ARABIA, ONE OF

OUR, QUOTE,"ALLIES," THAT A

PERSON WHO HAD A LIBERAL

BLOG, HE DOES AN INTERNET

BLOG, AND HE HAS CRITICIZED

SOME OF THE LEADERS THE

ISLAMIC FAITH OVER THERE.

HE WAS SENTENCED TO A NUMBER

OF YEARS IN PRISON.

AND 1,000 LASHES.

YOU WONDER HOW SOMEBODY

COULD LIVE THROUGH THAT.

THAT'S WHAT THEY CALL

APOSTASY, AND IF YOU DUE TOO

MUCH OF APOSTASY, YOU CAN

GET KILLED.

THERE IS INTOLERANCE IN THIS

WORLD, AND IT IS CRAZY

BECAUSE WE'VE LOST OUR

BOUNDARIES.

THERE WAS A TIME IN AMERICA

THAT WE HAD A CONSENSUS.

THE CONSENSUS WAS BUILT

AROUND THE BIBLE, AND AROUND

OUR CHRISTIAN FAITH.

NOW WE SAY THIS IS

POST-CHRISTIAN AND WE'RE NOT

A CHRISTIAN NATION, AND SO

FORTH, AND WE'RE NOT

EXCEPTIONAL, AND THIS, THAT,

AND THE OTHER.

WE'RE LOSING IT, FOLKS.

IT IS TIME WE GET BACK TO

BASICS.

AND I THINK GOD IS GOING TO

GIVE US SOMETHING IMPORTANT,

AND I THINK WE'VE GOT A

STORY THAT IS GOING TO TELL

YOU ABOUT IT ON THIS SHOW

TODAY.

JOHN?

Reporter: THAT'S RIGHT,

PAT.

SOME CALL IT THE MOST THE

IMPORTANT NEWS STORY THAT

WAS NEVER TOLD.

THE STORY OF POTENTIALLY

THOUSANDS OF BABIES KILLED

OVER THE SPAN OF 30 YEARS BY

ONE MAN, LATE, TERM ABORTION

DOCTOR KERMIT GOSNELL.

RECENTLY I TRAVELLED TO

LOS ANGELES TO TALK TO TWO

PEOPLE WHO ARE TRYING TO

BRING THE UNTOLD STORY TO

LIGHT.

FOR YEARS THE SIGN ON THIS

BUILDING READ "WOMEN'S

MEDICAL SOCIETY."

BUT AFTER LEARNING WHAT WAS

GOING ON INSIDE, IT BECAME

KNOWN AS A HOUSE OF

HORRORS.

THE ABORTION CLINIC OWNER

AND PRACTITIONER, DR. KERMIT

GOSNELL, IS NOW SERVING

THREE LIFE SENTENCES FOR

KILLING BABIES THAT BORN

ALIVE.

LAST MAY A PHILADELPHIA JURY

ALSO FOUND HIM GUILTY OF

KILLING A 41-YEAR-OLD WOMAN

IN A BOTCH ABORTION.

IT IS HERE IN LOS ANGELES,

THE OTHER SIDE OF THE

COUNTRY, WHERE THE NEXT

CHAPTER OF THE STORY IS

UNFOLDING.

ANN AND HER HUSBAND,

PHILLIP, HAVE MADE IT THEIR

MISSION TO MAKE A MOVIE,

EXPOSING THE TRUTH BY KERMIT

GOSNELL.

I THINK THIS IS THE

BIGGEST SERIAL KILLER IN

AMERICAN HISTORY.

AND AMERICANS NEED TO KNOW

WHAT WAS DONE AND HOW IT

HAPPENED AND HOW HE WAS

ALLOWED TO GO ON KILLING FOR

40 YEARS.

Reporter: HE AND HIS

WIFE PLAN TO BRING THE STORY

TO THE SMALL SCREEN SOMETIME

NEXT YEAR.

BUT FIRST THEY NEED TO RAISE

ENOUGH MONEY.

THEY LAUNCHED A CAMPAIGN ON

INDY GO GO.

IT HELPS GET CREATIVE

PROJECTS OFF THE GROUND.

SO FAR THEY'VE RAISED ABOUT

90% OF THEIR $2.1 MILLION

GOAL.

WE FEEL AN ENORMOUS

RESPONSIBILITY TO DO THIS

STORY RIGHT.

WE'RE VERY WORRIED WE'RE NOT

GOING TO MEET THE TOTAL AND

WE'RE EXHAUSTED.

BUT EVERY DAY SOMETHING

HAPPENS THAT MAKES US THINK,

OH, MY GOD, THIS IS

EXTRAORDINARY.

LAST WEEK WE HAD A MAN WHO

TWEETED OUT A PHOTOGRAPH OF

HIS JUST-BORN GRANDDAUGHTER,

AND SAID TO CELEBRATE HER

BIRTH ON THAT DAY, HE SENT

US $100.

Reporter: THEY VIEW

EACH DONATION AS A VOTE,

VOICING OPPOSITION TO WHAT

THEY CALL MEDIA CENSORSHIP.

SAYING THAT THE MEDIA

REFUSED TO COVER THE GOSNELL

STORY.

THE CENSORING CAMPAIGN

CONTINUED WITH KICK STARTER,

THEIR ORIGINAL SOURCE FOR

FUNDING, ASKED HIM TO MAKE

SOME CHANGES.

KICK-STARTER WAS

CONTINUING WITH THE THOUGHT

THAT THE LIGHT WILL NEVER

SHOW THIS PHILADELPHIA

ABORTION CLINIC, WHERE

THOUSANDS WERE MURDERED.

TO THIS DAY, THEY ARE

UNREMEMBERED, AND WE'RE

GOING TO CHANGE ALL OF

THAT.

Reporter: THEIR EFFORTS

ARE GETTING SOME HELP FROM

MAJOR HOLLYWOOD BACKERS,

LIKE KEVIN SORBO, THE STAR

OF THE RECENT FILM "GOD'S

NOT DEAD."

WE WOULD LIKE TO ASK YOU

TO HELP OUR FRIENDS, ANN AND

JEFF, TO MAKE A FILM ABOUT

KERMIT GOSNELL.

THEIR FRIENDS ARE

CELEBRITY PEOPLE, AND KEVIN

HAS THIS VERY SUCCESSFUL

MOVIE.

WE JUST WENT AND ASKED THEM,

AND THEY DIDN'T HESITATE FOR

A MILI SECOND.

Reporter: BUT IF THEY

FAIL TO MEET THEIR GOAL --

ALL OF THE MONEY GOES

BACK TO THE PEOPLE.

IT GOES BACK TO THEIR CREDIT

CARD.

BUT THE FILM DOESN'T GET

MADE, AND KERMIT GOSNELL

FADES INTO OBSCURITY.

AND ALL OF THE PEOPLE WHO

DON'T WANT THE STORY TO BE

MADE WIN.

Reporter: SOMETHING

THEY VOW NOT TO LET HAPPEN.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, YOU

CAN VISIT OUR WEBSITE,

CBNNEWS.COM.

MORE THAN 400 CHRISTIAN

LEADERS SIGNED A PLEDGE OF

SOLIDARITY SUPPORTING

CHRISTIANS IN THE MIDDLE

EAST.

THEY CAME TOGETHER HERE IN

THE NATION'S CAPITAL FOR THE

EVENT.

A CATHOLIC CARDINAL SAYS THE

CHURCH CANNOT BE SILENT,

ESPECIALLY WHILE SOME OF

CHRISTIANITY'S OLDEST

COMMUNITIES ARE DRIVEN INTO

EXILE OR EVENING

EXTINCTION.

THEY SPECIFICALLY MENTIONED

CHRISTIANS IN EGYPT, IRAQ,

AND SYRIA.

AND A PASTOR IN BAGHDAD SAID

IRAQI CHILDREN ASK HIM, HAS

THE WORLD FORGOTTEN US?

IT IS TIME FOR CHRISTIANS,

ESPECIALLY US IN THE WEST,

TO SPEAK OUT.

Pat: LADIES AND

GENTLEMEN, WHAT IS HAPPENING

IN OUR WORLD?

THERE SEEMS TO BE A FAMOUS

POEM, AFTER WORLD WAR I, THE

CENTER CAN'T HOLD.

WHAT IS HOLDING OUR CENTER

TOGETHER?

GOD CAN DO THAT.

THERE IS A TREMENDOUS MOVE

OF GOD TAKING PLACE IN

COUNTRIES LIKE IRAN.

WE HAVE A WONDERFUL STORY.

GARY LANE WAS ON THE SCENE.

Wendy: THAT'S RIGHT.

COMING UP, AN IRANIAN IS

SENTENCED TO 70 LASHES, AND

YOU'LL NEVER BELIEVE HIS

CRIME.

I WAS HELD DOWN, AND

ABDELLAH HELD THE QURAN IN

HIS HAND AND CITED THE

VERSE, AND A SOLDIER HELD ME

DOWN WITH A CABLE.

ALL I DID WAS GRAB A

SANDWICH.

WHY IS THAT A SIN?

Wendy: HEAR ABOUT THE

SPLIE PLIGHT OF OTHER

BELIEVERS IN IRAN, NEXT.

Pat: THE NEW PRESIDENT

OF IRAN PROMISED TO PROTECT

THE CHRISTIANS IN HIS

COUNTRY.

BUT THAT HASN'T HAPPENED.

STEADY THE ATTACKS ARE

GETTING WORSE.

BUT IN THE MIDST OF THE

PERSECUTION, THIS IS THE

GOOD NEWS: THE CHURCH IN

IRAN IS GROWING.

OUR GARY LANE BRINGS US THIS

EXCLUSIVE LOOK AND A SECRET

MEETING OF NEW BELIEVERS

FROM IRAN.

*

Reporter: THIS IS A

RARE VIEW THAT FEW OUTSIDERS

WITNESS, A SECRET MEETING OF

IRANIAN CHRISTIANS IN A

NEIGHBORING COUNTRY NOT FAR

FROM THE BORDER.

THESE BRAND NEW FOLLOWERS OF

CHRIST RECEIVE BIBLE

TEACHING AND PARTICIPATE IN

THEIR VERY FIRST COMMUNION.

THANK YOU FOR THE BLOOD

OF JESUS.

Reporter: AFTER A FEW

SONGS AND PRAYERS, A FEW ARE

BAPTIZED.

IN THE NAME OF THE

FATHER, SON, AND HOLY

SPIRIT.

AMEN.

Reporter: AND THEN IT

IS BACK FOR MORE LATE-NIGHT

BIBLE STUDY AND TRAINING

BEFORE RETURNING TO IRAN.

FOR THE FIRST TIME THESE

CHRISTIANS LEARN HOW TO LOOK

UP AND MEMORIZE SCRIPTURE.

THEY HAVE CONVERTED TO

CHRISTIANITY.

IF THEIR IDENTITIES ARE

REVEALED TO SECRET POLICE,

IRANIAN AGENTS WOULD COME

AND ARREST THEM, AND SOME

MAY EVEN BE KILLED.

THIS FORMER MUSLIM KNOWS THE

DANGERS ALL TOO WELL.

PARTICULAR HE BECAMBEFORE

HE BECAME A CHRISTIAN, THE

ISLAMIC POLICE CAUGHT HIM

EATING A SANDWICH DURING THE

FASTING OF THE QURAN.

AND THE JUDGE ORDERED HIM TO

RECEIVE 1,000 LASHES.

I WAS HELD DOWN AND A

SOLDIER BEAT MY BACK WITH A

CABLE.

IT MADE ME FEEL DEEP HATRED

AGAINST THE ISLAM, AND THE

ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN.

ALL I DID WAS GRAB A

SANDWICH AND EAT IT.

WHY IS THAT A SIN?

Reporter: LATER HE MET

SOME CHRISTIANS ON THE

INTERNET WHO INTRODUCED HIM

TO CHRIST.

HE EMBRACED CHRISTIANITY.

HE KEEPS HIS NEWFOUND FAITH

SECRET, WHILE QUIETLY AND

CAUTIOUSLY SHARING CHRIST

WITH OTHERS IN THIS CITY.

RIGHT NOW IT IS SCARY

BECAUSE IF THE GOVERNMENT

KNOWS BOWIN ABOUT IT, I'M

PRETTY SURE THEY WILL

EXECUTE ME.

Reporter: ANOTHER

MUSLIM SHARES HIS FAITH

BECAUSE HE WANTS OTHERS TO

LIVE IN THE LIGHT.

HE SAYS AN AGGRESSIVE

CRACKDOWN AGAINST CHRISTIANS

CONTINUES.

IRA IRANIAN AGENTS COME

AND ARREST US, SAYING WE ARE

SPIES FOR WESTERN

COUNTRIES.

THEY SAY BECAUSE OF THAT,

YOU ARE A TRADER TO YOUR

COUNTRY AND SHOULD BE

EXECUTED.

Reporter: IN FACT, FEW

OF THE 40 OR SO KNOWN

CHRISTIANS IN IRAN HAVE BEEN

CHARGED AS A APOSTATES, OR

SPREADING THE GOSPEL.

THE USUAL CHARGE IS ES

SUBPOENA.

ESPIONAGE.

THAT'S THE SEARCH FOR SAEED

ABEDINI.

SAEED IS WELL-KNOWN

BECAUSE HE IS AN AMERICAN,

AND WE CERTAINLY NEED TO

PRAY FOR HIM AND HIS

FAMILY.

BUT THERE ARE MANY OTHERS.

Reporter: THE POLICE

EVIDENTED FASHID FATI DURING

A HOUSE RAID IN 2010.

HE IS SERVING SIX YEARS IN

THE INFAMOUS EVAN PRISON.

AND THIS MAN SAYS A PRISON

GUARD RECENTLY BROKE HIS

FOOT DURING A MASS INMATE

ASSAULT.

IT WENT UNTREATED FOR THREE

DAYS.

HE SAID IT WAS AN

INCREDIBLE MOMENT FOR HIM

BECAUSE HE WAS IN THIS PAIN

OVER THE EASTER WEEKEND, AND

IT GAVE HIM A VERY DIFFERENT

VIEW OF THE WHOLE EASTER

STORY AND FINALLY HAVING

SOME RELIEF ON THE SUNDAY

MORNING WAS GREAT.

Reporter: HE WENT ON TO

SAY, "WE FORGIVE THEM FOR

ALL THEY HAVE DONE BECAUSE

WE ARE FOLLOWERS OF THE ONE

WHO SAYS, FATHER PLEASE

FORGIVE THEM BECAUSE THEY

DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY'RE

DOING."

AND HE SAYS THE IRANIAN

CHURCH CONTINUES TO GROW IN

IRAN, DESPITE, OR PERHAPS

BECAUSE OF, THE INHUMANE

TREATMENT OF PEOPLE LIKE

SAEED.

THE COURAGE MEANS THE

CHURCH CONTINUES TO GROW.

ALTHOUGH IT IS A STORY OF

SUFFERING, THERE IS ALSO A

STORY OF GROWTH IN THE

CHURCH IN IRAN.

Reporter: IRAN HAS ONE

OF THE FASTEST GROWING

CHRISTIAN POPULATION IN THE

WORLD.

HE SAYS MORE AND MORE

IRANIANS TELL HIM THEY'VE

GROWN TIRED OF THE

OPPRESSIVE POLICIES OF THE

QURAN.

PEOPLE HAVE A HUNGER.

WHEN I TALK TO THEM ABOUT

CHRIST AND TELL THEM HOW GOD

LOVES US, THEY BECOME SO

EXCITED AND THEY JUST KEEP

SMILING.

Reporter: SO WHAT ROLE

CAN THE U.S. GOVERNMENT PLAY

TO HELP PROTECT RASA AND

OTHER CHRISTIANS AROUND THE

WORLD?

THEY NEED TO PUT THE

PRESSURE ON THE WORLD FOR

FREEDOM OF MANY AROUND THE

COUNTRY.

Reporter: HE ASKS FOR

PRAYER.

PRAY THAT GOD WILL GIVE

US POWER IN OUR FAITH,

BECAUSE CHRISTIAN FAITH IN

IRAN IS NOT EASY.

IT IS DIFFICULT, DANGEROUS,

AND RISKY.

AND PRAY FOR SALVATION TO

COME, THAT ALL IRANIANS WILL

BE SAVED.

Reporter: BUT THE

IRANIAN FOLLOWERS OF CHRIST

AND THE MIDDLE EAST, GARY

LANE, CBN NEWS.

Pat: IT IS AMAZING.

HERE IN THIS COUNTRY IT IS

SO EASY.

YOU DON'T WANT TO OFFEND

YOUR NEIGHBORS ABOUT TALKING

ABOUT JESUS, AND WE'VE GOT

SOME MINER PERSECUTION BUT

IT'S NOTHING.

YOU LOOK AT PICTURES FROM

WORLD WAR II, AND YOU SEE

THE NAZIS SWAGGERING AROUND

IN THEIR BLACK BOOTS AND

THEIR S.S. UNIFORMS, AND

THEY LOOK SO POWERFUL, AND

YOU SEE THE RUINS OF BERLIN

AND THOSE OTHER CITIES AFTER

A WHILE.

AND THE SAME THING WILL

HAPPEN TO ISLAM.

THAT SYSTEM IS GOING DOWN.

IT'S GOING DOWN, JUST LIKE

SOVIET COMMUNISM WENT DOWN.

YOU CANNOT HAVE SOMETHING

THAT OPPRESSES PEOPLE FOR

THAT MANY YEARS AND DENIES

TH THE YEARNINGS OF THE

HUMAN HEART FOR SO LONG.

IT IS GOING TO FALL.

IT WILL FALL IN IRAN AND

OTHER MUSLIM COUNTRIES, I'M

SURE OF IT.

Wendy: FROM MUSLIM

CONVERTS TO HINDUS.

UP NEXT, A YOGA TEACHER

LEARNS A LESSON OF A

LIFETIME.

I'VE DECIDED, I'VE GOT TO

FIND OUT WHAT IS ON THE

OTHER SIDE OF THIS

EXPERIENCE CALLED DEATH.

Wendy: HEAR HOW HE

FOUND HIS ANSWER INSIDE A

VAN, NEXT.

Pat: WELL, YOU'RE

WATCHING "THE 700 CLUB."

AND WE'RE VERY HAPPY TO HAVE

YOU WITH US.

YOU KNOW, ONE THING I MUST

CONFESS TO YOU, I NEVER

REALLY WONDERED WHAT IT WAS

LIKE TO DIE.

I REALLY DON'T CARE.

AND I'M NOT LOOKING FORWARD

TO FINDING OUT WHAT IS OVER

ON THE OTHER SIDE.

ALTHOUGH I KNOW FROM WHAT'S

IN THE BIBLE ABOUT HOW GOOD

IT IS.

BUT SOME PEOPLE ARE REALLY

CURIOUS.

AND MIKE IS ONE OF THEM.

HE WAS LOOKING FOR INNER

PEACE, AND HE READ BOOKS ON

MANY RELIGIONS, AND HE

DEVOTED HIMSELF TO YOGA, AND

HE CHANTED HIS MANTRA EVERY

DAY, BUT MIKE NEVER REALLY

FOUND PEACE.

UNTIL ONE DAY PEACE FOUND

HIM ON THE SIDE OF THE

ROAD.

I WAS IN CONVULSIONS.

I FELT LIKE MY SOUL WAS

LEAVING MY BODY, AND GOING

DOWN INTO THIS TERRIBLE,

DARK VOID.

I CAME RIGHT UP TO THE EDGE

OF DEATH AND SOMEHOW CAME

BACK AGAIN.

AND IT CHANGED MY

PERSPECTIVE IN LIFE.

I WAS RAISED AS A ROMAN

CATHOLIC, AND I WAS VERY

DEVOTED, BUT I JUST HAD

NEVER HAD AN ENCOUNTER WITH

GOD.

WHEN I WAS A TEENAGER, I

BECAME A ROCK MUSICIAN, AND

THE LIFESTYLE THAT WENT

ALONG WITH THAT LED ME INTO

DRUG USE.

I MOVED AWAY FROM RELIGION

ALL TOGETHER.

AND AT THE AGE OF 19, I HAD

A TERRIBLE DRUG OVERDOSE

EXPERIENCE.

I THOUGHT I WAS DYING.

I DECIDED, I'VE GOT TO FIND

OUT WHAT IS O ON THE OTHER

SIDE OF THIS EXPERIENCE

NAMED DEATH.

I MET A GURU, AND I DROPPED

OUT OF SCHOOL IN ORDER TO

STUDY YOGA.

I STARTED EVERY MORNING WITH

TWO TO THREE HOURS OF

MEDITATION.

AND I SPENT HOURS MEDITATING

AND READING THE BIBLE AND

ANY BOOK THAT CLAIMED TO BE

SACRED AND INSPIRED.

MY WHOLE DAY WAS

REGIMENTED.

AND AT NIGHT I WAS TEACHING

AT FOUR UNIVERSITIES.

ONE OF THE PRIMARY BELIEF OF

THAT VIEW IS ALL RELIGIONS

ARE DIFFERENT PATHS TO THE

SAME GOD.

A BUDDHIST CAN GET THERE

THROUGH HIS PRACTICES AND

ACHIEVE NIRVANA.

OR A HINDU CAN GET THERE

THROUGH THIS PRACTICES AND

ACHIEVE SAMATI, OR A

CHRISTIAN CAN BE BORN

AGAIN.

IT BLENDS ALL OF THESE

TOGETHER AS IF ALL

EXPERIENCES WERE ONE IN THE

SAME.

A NEWSPAPER DID A BIG

HALF-PAGE ARTICLE ON ME.

I HAD NO IDEA IT WOULD ALERT

THIS PRAYER GROUP IN TOWN TO

START PRAYING FOR ME ON A

CONSISTENT BASIS.

THEY HAD A 24-HOUR PRAYER

CHAIN, AND THEY ASSIGNED

SOMEBODY TO BE PRAYING AND

FASTING FOR ME EVERY HOUR OF

EVERY DAY.

AN OLD FRIEND FROM COLLEGE

WROTE ME A LETTER.

LARRY AND I HAD BOTH DROPPED

OUT OF SCHOOL IN ORDER TO

STUDY UNDER DIFFERENT

GURUS.

I GET THIS SURPRISING LETTER

FROM LARRY, WHERE HE SAYS HE

MADE JESUS THE SAVIOR OF HIS

LIFE AND THE LORD OF HIS

LIFE.

THAT WAS TOO HEAVY FOR ME TO

HANDLE AT FIRST.

FINALLY ONE DAY I DECIDED,

YOU KNOW, MAYBE THERE IS

SOMETHING ABOUT JESUS THAT I

HAVE MISINTERPRETED.

SO I THOUGHT, IF I'M GOING

TO BE A TRUE SEEKER, AND IF

I'M GOING TO BE OPEN-HEARTED

AND OPEN-MINDED, I NEED TO

AT LEAST DEDICATE ONE DAY TO

JESUS.

THAT MORNING, INSTEAD OF

DOING MANTRA, YOGA, I

STARTED READING THE BIBLE

AND PRAYING.

I SAID, JESUS, IF YOU REALLY

DIED ON THE CROSS FOR

HUMANITY, IF YOU REALLY ROSE

FROM THE DEAD, AND IF YOU'RE

THE ONLY SAVIOR, GIVE ME A

SUPER NATURAL SIGN TODAY.

I JUST KEPT CONVERSING WITH

THE LORD AND EXPECTING I

WOULD HAVE A VISION OR HEAR

A VOICE.

THAT AFTERNOON I HAD TO GO

TEACH A YOGA CLASS.

I HAD TO HITCH HIKE THERE.

ONE OF THE MEMBERS OF THE

PRAYER GROUP WAS A FORMER

YOGA STUDENT WHO HAD BECOME

A COMMITTED CHRISTIAN, AND

GOD LED HIM TO THE VERY SPOT

WHERE I WAS HITCHHIKING, AND

I WAS STILL PRAYING, SAYING,

JESUS, IF YOU'RE THE ANSWER,

GIVE ME A SIGN.

WHEN HE PULLED OVER, I

OPENED THE DOOR TO THE VAN,

AND MY HEART STARTED RACING

BECAUSE ON THE CEILING OF

HIS VAN, HE HAD TAPED A

PICTURE OF THE LORD JESUS.

I KNEW THIS WAS IT.

A FEW MINUTES DONE THE ROAD,

HE BROKE THE SILENCE AND

SAID, FRIEND, CAN I ASK YOU

A QUESTION?

AND HE SAID, HAVE YOU EVER

EXPERIENCED JESUS CHRIST

COMING INTO YOUR HEART.

HE PULLED THE VAN OVER TO

THE SIDE OF THE ROAD AND WE

KNELT DOWN INSIDE THE VAN.

AND THEN I JUST PRAYED A

SIMPLE PRAYER.

I HAD THAT ENCOUNTER I HAD

BEEN SEEKING FOR MY ENTIRE

LIFE.

FROM MY EARLY YEARS IN

CATHOLICISM, AND ALL OF THE

YEARS I SPENT IN NEW AGE

SPIRITUALITY, AND I FINALLY

REACHED WHAT I WAS SEARCHING

FOR WHEN I FOUND THE LORD

JESUS CHRIST.

THAT WEEK I WENT BACK TO ALL

OF MY YOGA CLASSES AND TOLD

THIM ALTHEM ALL I HAD FOUND

THE LORD AND I WOULD NO

LONGER BE TEACHING YOGA.

SOME WERE VERY CONFUSED.

AND MOST OF MY MAIN STUDENTS

BECAME CHRISTIANS, ALSO.

I CAN SEE HOW GOD USED ME

FOR A POSITIVE PURPOSE.

I WITNESS TO EVERY HINDU

PERSON I COME ACROSS.

I KNOW HOW TO TALK TO THEM

AND SHARE THE GOSPEL WITH

THEM IN SUCH A WAY THAT IT

IS NOT OFFENSIVE.

GOD CAN TAKE YOUR PAST AND

REDEEM IT AND MAKE IT USEFUL

FOR HIS PURPOSES.

IF YOU EVER COME OUT OF ANY

KIND OF DARKNESS, YOU HAVE

EARNED THE RIGHT TO REACH

BACK AND DRAW SOMEBODY ELSE

OUT OF THE SAME DILEMMA.

Pat: JESUS SAID IT SO

WELL, "I AM THE WAY, THE

TRUTH, AND THE LIFE.

NO MAN COMES TO THE FATHER

BUT BY ME.

I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND

THE LIFE.

NO MAN COMES TO THE FATHER

BUT BY ME."

NO, THERE ARE NOT MANY, MANY

PATHS TO GOD.

THERE IS ONLY ONE.

"I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH."

YOU COME THROUGH THE CROSS.

YOU COME THROUGH SURRENDER.

YOU COME THROUGH THIS

DEATH.

BUT HE ROSE FROM THE DEAD.

AND HE YOU WANT TO KNOW HIM,

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS SAY,

JESUS, COME INTO MY HEART.

I GIVE YOU MY HEART.

I GIVE YOU MY LIFE.

AND HE'LL HEAR YOU.

AND HE'LL ANSWER YOUR

PRAYER.

BECAUSE HE IS REAL.

WENDY, WHAT DO YOU HAVE?

Wendy: ALL RIGHT, THANK

YOU SO MUCH, PAT.

COMING UP LATER, PAT IS

GOING TO ANSWER QUESTIONS

FROM OUR IN BOX.

ONE VIEWER WRITES, "MY

HUSBAND HAS BEEN OFFERED A

JOB, BUT HE DOESN'T WANT TO

TAKE IT.

HE HAS AN M.B.A., AND HE IS

HOLDING OUT FOR A BETTER

JOB.

SHOULD HE HUMBLE HIMSELF AND

TAKE THE JOB ANYWAY?"

STAY TUNED FOR "BRING IT

ON," WHEN WE COME BACK.

AND WELCOME BACK TO "THE

700 CLUB."

THE PRESIDENT OF HOBBY LOBBY

IS LAUNCHING A CAMPAIGN TO

INTRODUCE BIBLE COURSES IN

THOUSANDS OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS

BY 2017, AS AN ELECTIVE.

STEVE GREEN SAYS HE DOES NOT

WANT TO FORCE CHRISTIANITY

ON ANYONE.

HE IS SIMPLY CONCERNED

AMERICA IS IN DANGER BECAUSE

OF ITS IGNORANCE OF GOD'S

WORD.

THE MUSTANG SCHOOL DISTRICT

IN OKLAHOMA CITY WILL BE THE

FIRST TO INCLUDE THE COURSE

THIS COMING FALL.

MONTANA'S ATTORNEY-GENERAL

SAYS HE SUPPORTS KEEPING A

6-FOOT TALL STATUE OF JESUS

ON FOREST LAND.

ATTORNEY-GENERAL TIM FOX IS

ASKING THE NINTH CIRCUIT

COURT OF APPEALS TO UPHOLD

THE FEDERAL JUDGE'S JANUARY

RULING.

20 MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

SUBMITTED A SEPARATE BRIEF

SUPPORTING THE STATUE.

A DISTRICT JUDGE SAYS THE

JESUS STATUE IS USED MORE

FOR PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES AND

A MEETING POINT THAN FOR

RELIGIOUS REFLECTION.

REMEMBER, YOU CAN ALWAYS GET

THE LATEST FROM CBN NEWS BY

GOING TO OUR WEBSITE AT

CBNNEWS.COM.

PAT AND WENDY WILL BE BACK

WITH MORE OF "THE 700 CLUB"

RIGHT AFTER THIS.

AND A CULTURE OF HOPE.

WHERE ANYTHING'S

POSSIBLE.

IT IS THE FREEDOM TO

THINK FOR OURSELVES --

AND A RESPONSIBILITY TO

ACT ON BEHALF OF OTHERS.

IT IS CHRISTIAN

LEADERSHIP.

LEADERSHIP.

[SPEAKING A

FOREIGN LANGUAGE]

IT IS CHANGING THE WORLD

FOR THE BETTER.

IT IS HIGHER LEARNING.

IT IS GREATER KNOWING.

IT'S WHAT MAKES US

WHOLE.

IT'S WHAT MAKES US

REGENT.

Pat: AT OUR UNIVERSITY,

WE'VE HAD A FANTASTIC

GRADUATION, THE BIGGEST IN

THIS SCHOOL'S HISTORY.

ELEGANT.

I WAS ASKING THE PEOPLE, HOW

MANY DEGREES DO WE HAVE.

THEY SAID, WELL, WE'VE GOT

NINE DOCTORAL DEGREES, 23

MASTER'S DEGREES, 50

INDIVIDUAL COURSES OF STUDY

PROGRAMS IN THE SCHOOL.

Wendy: AND AN

UNDERGRADUATE AS WELL.

Pat: THE UNDERGRADUATE

HAS GOT ABOUT 2400 STUDENTS

AND GROWING VERY RAPIDLY.

SO, ANYHOW.

THE ADDRESS IS REGENT.EDU.

YOU CAN LOG ON.

THERE IS THE TELEPHONE

NUMBER ON YOUR SCREEN.

IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR AN

ALTERNATE CAREER TO FIX

THINGS UP IN YOUR LIFE, EVEN

IF YOU'RE MIDDLE AGED, IT IS

A GREAT OPPORTUNITY.

THE ONLINE PROGRAM IS

OUTSTANDING.

Wendy: IT IS NEVER TOO

LATE TO MAKE A CHANGE.

A VIEWER WRITES, "MY HUSBAND

IS TRANSITIONING OUT OF THE

ARMY AND GOING BACK TO

CIVILIAN LIFE.

WE HAVE BEEN PRAYING FOR HIM

TO FIND A JOB AND HE HAS.

I'M PRAISING GOD BECAUSE HE

ANSWERED OUR PRAYERS.

BUT MY HUSBAND DOESN'T WANT

TO TAKE THE JOB BECAUSE IT

DOESN'T PAY ENOUGH TO WHAT

HIS MASTER'S DEGREE SAYS HE

SHOULD BE MAKING.

SHOULD HE HUMBLE HIMSELF?

I WANT TO BE SU SUBMISSIVE,

BUT I DON'T WANT TO MISS OUR

BLESSINGS, EITHER."

Pat: I THINK A MASTER'S

DEGREE IS WORTH VERY LITTLE

THESE DAYS, IN TERMS OF HARD

CURRENCY.

JOBS ARE HARD TO COME BY.

AND IF HE HAS A GOOD JOB

LINED UP, AND POSSIBLY HE

HAS A PENSION FROM HIS

MILITARY SERVICE, I WOULD

TAKE IT AND THEN BEGIN TO

WORK UP, AND GET SOME

SKILL.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT SKILL HE

HAS, BUT, QUOTE,"MASTER'S

DEGREE," DOESN'T GIVE YOU

THE SKILL YOU NECESSARILY

NEED.

WE GIVE MASTER'S DEGREES,

THERE ARE 23 OF THEM AT

REGENT, BUT IF I WERE YOUR

HUSBAND, I WOULD TAKE THE

JOB.

TAKE THE JOB AND LEARN SOME

SKILLS.

Wendy:

Wendy: ARLENE

WRITES, "MY HUSBAND AND I

HAVE BEEN MARRIED FOR ALMOST

SIX YEARS, BUT WE'VE BEEN

TOGETHER FOR 10 YEARS.

AFTER HE GAVE HIS LIFE TO

JESUS AND WAS BAPTIZED, OUR

LIFE HAS BEEN HELL BECAUSE

HE HASN'T FULLY GIVEN HIS

LIFE OVER TO JESUS, AND HE

WATCHES PORN AND GOES ON

DATING SITES.

I DON'T WANT TO HAVE SEX

WITH HIM BECAUSE OF ALL OF

THIS.

WHAT SHOULD I DO?"

HER HUSBAND WATCHES PORN?

Pat: AND GOES ON DATING

SITES.

YOU MARRIED A RASCAL.

WHAT DID YOU THINK YOU WERE

GETTING?

DON'T YOU MAKE ANY EFFORT TO

DISCERN WHAT YOUR FUTURE

SPOUSE THINKS, WHAT HE IS?

I DON'T KNOW.

Wendy: SOME GUYS DO A

GOOD JOB OF FAKING IT UNTIL

THEY WALK DOWN THE AISLE.

Pat: YOU THINK THAT?

Wendy: I'VE HEARD

THAT.

I'VE NEVER WALKED DOWN THE

AISLE.

Pat: IN THIS CASE, I

DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU DO.

MAYBE A TRIAL SEPARATION.

IT SOUNDS LIKE HE NEEDS

COUNSELLING.

HE NEEDS HELP.

WHAT IS WITH THE PORN

SITES?

WHAT IS WRONG WITH HIM?

HE OBVIOUSLY HASN'T COME TO

JESUS.

HE NEEDS TO MEET THE LORD.

I BELIEVE I WOULD START

PRAYING TO THAT END,

POSSIBLY SOMETHING TO SHAKE

HIM OUT OF THAT.

BUT, QUOTE,"I DON'T WANT TO

HAVE SEX WITH HIM

BECAUSE" -- I DON'T KNOW.

Wendy: I'D TAKE A

HAMMER TO THAT COMPUTER.

Pat: YOU DON'T HAMMER

THE MAN'S COMPUTER.

Wendy: I'M JUST

KIDDING.

Pat: I DON'T KNOW WHAT

TO TELL YOU.

YOU MARRIED HIM.

YOU SAY, WHAT SHOULD I DO?

WELL, HE NEEDS COUNSELLING.

HE NEEDS TO FIND THE LORD.

I WOULD GET HIM IN SOME KIND

OF A CHURCH OR FELLOWSHIP,

WHERE AN OLDER MAN CAN DEAL

WITH HIM AND TALK TO HIM

ABOUT THE PROBLEMS.

HE OBVIOUSLY HAS SOME

PROBLEMS.

Wendy: GRACE

WRITES, "SAINTS IN THE END

TIMES DURING THE MILLENNIUM

WITH GLORIFIED BODIES REALLY

NOT BE ABLE TO HAVE

CHILDREN?"

Pat: DURING THE

MILLENNIUM, THEY'RE GOING TO

BE HUMANS, HERE ON EARTH.

IN HEAVEN, JESUS SAID THOSE

AT THE RESURRECTION ARE LIKE

THE ANGELS.

ANGELS DON'T HAVE SEX.

THEY LIVE FOREVER, SO THEY

DON'T REPRODUCE THEMSELVES.

THAT'S HEAVEN.

MILLENNIUM, LIFE ON EARTH OF

PEACE AND JOY, HUMAN BEINGS,

YES -- IN A MILLENNIUM, IF

IT IS THE WAY SOME PEOPLE

THINK IT IS, THEY'LL BE

MARRIED.

THEY'LL BE HUMAN BEINGS AND

LIVING NORMAL LIVES ON EARTH

WITH SOME PEACE.

THAT'S THE WAY IT WILL BE.

IN HEAVEN, NO MARRIAGE.

NO CHILDREN.

NO SEX.

Wendy: ALL RIGHT.

JADE WRITES, "I'VE NEVER

BEEN BAPTIZED, AND MY TWO

FRIENDS FROM DIFFERENT

CHURCHES BOTH BELIEVE IF I'M

NOT BAPTIZED BEFORE JESUS

RETURNS, I'LL NOT ONLY GO TO

HELL, BUT BE PUT INTO THE

LAKE OF FIRE.

ONE FRIEND SAYS I SHOULD BE

BAPTIZED AND SPEAK IN

TONGUES, AND THE OTHER SAYS

IT NEEDS TO BE IN THE NAME

OF THE FATHER, SON, AND HOLY

GHOST.

WHO IS RIGHT?

AND WILL I REALLY NEVER SEE

HEAVEN IF I'M NOT

BAPTIZED?"

Pat: WHEN I BAPTIZE

PEOPLE, I BAPTIZE YOU IN THE

NAME OF THE FATHER, SON, AND

HOLY SPIRIT, IN JESUS'

NAME -- I SAY ALL OF IT SO

YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY.

YOU'RE TAUGHT SOME SUPER

FUNDAMENTALIST THINGS THAT

AREN'T BIBLICAL.

IF YOU DON'T GET BAPTIZED IN

A SPECIAL FORMULA, YOU'RE

GOING TO HELL -- NO WAY.

IT IS FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST,

A SPIRITUAL TRANSACTION THAT

TAKES PLACE, AND THAT'S IT.

FROM THEN ON OUT, IF YOU

HAVE GIVEN YOUR HEART TO

HIM, YOU LIVE FOR HIM.

THAT'S WHAT IT IS, YOU WALK

WITH HIM.

WE WALK IN THE LIGHT, AS HE

IS THE LIGHT.

WE HAVE FELLOWSHIP WITH ONE

ANOTHER, AND THE BLOOD OF

JESUS CHRIST CONTINUALLY

CLEANSES US FROM SIN.

Wendy: RONALD

WRITES, "I PUT 10% OF MY

INCOME INTO THE OFFERING

PLATE AT CHURCH.

I'M VERY FAITHFUL ABOUT

THAT, SO IT UPSETS ME WHEN I

SEE SOMEONE HAN HANDLING OR

BEGGING AND I GET GRIEF FOR

PASSING THEM BY.

I GAVE TO GOD AT CHURCH.

ISN'T THAT ENOUGH?"

Pat: NO, IT ISN'T

ENOUGH.

YOU SEE POOR PEOPLE, AND YOU

HELP THEM.

YOU GIVE TITHES, AND THESE

ARE OFFERINGS.

YOU SEE A POOR PERSON, GIVE

TO THOSE WHO ASK OF YOU AND

SO FORTH.

IF YOU SEE SOME BUM OUT ON

THE STREET WHO IS A

PROFESSIONAL BEGGER, YOU

KNOW HOW TO FRUSTRATE HIS

INTENTION.

HE SAYS, WOULD YOU GIVE ME

SOME MONEY FOR FOOD.

YES, HERE IS AN RESTAURANT

ACROSS THE STREET, AND LET'S

GO AND I'LL BUY YOU LUNCH.

AND HE DOESN'T WANT LUNCH.

HE WANTS TO BUY BOOZE.

IN NEW YORK, IT USED TO BE,

I'VE GOT TO GET ACROSS THE

RIVER TO SEE MY FAMILY.

IT'S A BUNCH OF LIES.

THESE ARE PROFESSIONAL BUMS,

AND YOU HAVE TO DEAL WITH

THEM.

BUT IF YOU CAN HELP THEM

ALONG THE WAY -- IF YOU SEE

SOMEBODY THAT IS POOR, YOU

GIVE TO THEM.

YOU GIVE TO THEM.

THE 10% IS THE MINIMUM,

MINIMUM.

ALL RIGHT.

WELL, AS A "700 CLUB"

PARTNER, YOU CAN CHANGE

LIVES ALL OVER THE WORLD

WITHOUT EVER LEAVING YOUR

LIVING ROOM.

IN THE UKRAINE, A YOUNG

ORPHAN PRAYED FOR A HOME,

AND HERE IS HOW PEOPLE JUST

LIKE YOU BECAME THE ANSWER

TO THAT PRAYER.

Terry: SHE WAS BORN

WITH DEFORMED LEGS, AND HER

ALCOHOLIC PARENTS BARELY

EVEN FED HER.

WITHOUT HELP, SHE WOULD HAVE

WOUND UP IN A WHEELCHAIR IF

SHE SURVIVED CHILDHOOD.

WHEN THE DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL SERVICES IN UKRAINE

FOUND OUTHER, THEY

TOOK HER TO FATHER'S HOUSE,

WHICH IS SUPPORTED BY

"ORPHANS' PROMISE." SHE IS

WELL-CARED FOR AND GETTING

THE HELP SHE NEEDS TO COMBAT

YEARS OF NEGLECT.

BECAUSE THIS IS A CHRISTIAN

CHILDREN'S HOME, SHE IS ALSO

LEARNING HOW TO PRAY.

I PRAYED TO GOD AND ASKED

HIM FOR STRAIGHT LEGS SO I

CAN RUN AND JUMP LIKE THE

OTHER KIDS.

AND I ASKED HIM TO SEND ME A

MOMMY AND A DADDY.

Terry:

"ORPHAN'S PROMISE" HAS

SUPPORTED FATHER'S HOUSE FOR

YEARS, AND SO WHEN SHE CAME

HERE AND THEY SAW SHE NEEDED

SURGERY, THEY CALLED US.

WE PAID FOR TWO DIFFERENT

SURGERIES TO FIX ALONA AS

LEGS, SO SHE CAN HAVE THE

BEST CHANCE POSSIBLE AT

HAVING A NORMAL LIFE.

I HAVE ALREADY HAD

SURGERY ON ONE OF MY LEGS.

I SAW IT WAS VERY STRAIGHT

WHEN THE DOCTORS SHOWED ME.

Terry: THE DOCTORS

HADN'T YET STARTED THE

SECOND OPERATION WHEN A

CHRISTIAN COUPLE CAME TO

FATHER'S HOUSE.

RE MET HE WE MET HER

WHEN SHE WAS GETTING READY

FOR HER NEXT SURGERY.

WE SPENT TIME WITH HER AND

LIKED HER VERY MUCH.

SO WE GOT ALL OF OUR PAPERS

TOGETHER AND WE ADOPTED HER

AND MADE HER OUR OWN

DAUGHTER.

Terry: ALONA HAS BEEN

LIVING WITH HER NEW FAMILY

FOR TWO YEARS.

SHE IS A HAPPY AND BRIGHT

9-YEAR-OLD.

ALL OF HER PRAYERS HAVE BEEN

ANSWERED.

SHE IS HEALTHY AND SHE HAS

PARENTS WHO LOVE HER.

THANK YOU FOR GIVING OUR

DAUGHTER THE SURGERY SHE

NEEDED.

MAY GOD REWARD YOU FOR ALL

YOU HAVE DONE FOR US.

MY DREAMS CAME TRUE

THANKS TO YOU.

I WILL ALWAYS PRAY FOR YOU

AND THANK GOD FOR YOU.

Pat: THOUSANDS OF

ORPHANS WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO

HELP THROUGH "ORPHANS' PROMISE."

THAT IS JUST ONE OF THE OUT

REACHES AT CBN.

WE HAVE SO MUCH TO HELP

PEOPLE.

WE'VE GOT WATER WELLS, WHERE

PEOPLE DON'T HAVE FRESH

WATER.

WE'VE GOT HOSPITALS THAT

HAVE MEDICAL MISSIONS FOR

PEOPLE WHO ARE SUFFERING AND

CAN'T AFFORD MEDICAL

ATTENTION.

WE'VE GOT ORPHANAGES TO TAKE

CARE OF ORPHANS.

WE'VE GOT PROGRAMS FOR WOMEN

WHO ARE BEING TRAFFICKED,

AND CHILDREN WHO ARE BEING

TRAFFICKED.

WE'VE GOT ALL KINDS OF STUFF

WE DO.

IF YOU WANT TO HELPANY OF

THOSE THINGS, TO CHANGE YOUR

WORLD AND MAKE IT A BETTER

WORLD TO LIVE IN, JUST PICK

UP THE TELEPHONE AND CALL

1-800-759-0700.

AND WE'RE HERE TO HELP YOU,

AND WE CAN BE THE HAND

EXTENDED TO THE LORD JESUS.

WE HELP YOU TO HELP US HELP

OTHERS.

WENDY?

Wendy: UP NEXT, THE

SONG THAT CAPTURED THE

HEARTS OF DOZENS CELEBRITIES

AND MILLIONS MORE AROUND THE

WORLD.

THE INSPIRING STORY BEHIND

ZACH ZOBIAC'S "CLOUDS,"

RIGHT AFTER THIS.

*

Wendy: THE SUMMER

BEFORE HE ENTERED NINTH

GRADE, ZACH SOBIECH WENT OUT

FOR A RUN.

AFTERWARDS HE SAID HIS HIP

WAS HURTING.

DOCTORS ORIGINALLY THOUGHT

IT WAS MUSCLE INJURY, BUT

THE REALITY WAS MUCH WORSE.

Reporter: ZACH SOBIECH

WAS 10 YEARS OLD WHEN HE WAS

DIAGNOSED WITH A RARE FORM

OF BONE CANCER.

IN 2012, AFTER FOUR YEARS OF

SURGERIES AND TREATMENTS,

ZACH WAS TOLD HE HAD ONLY

MONTHS TO LIVE.

BEFORE ZACH LOST HIS BATTLE

IN 2013, HE WROTE A FAREWELL

SONG FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS

CALLED "CLOUDS."

IT RECEIVED MORE THAN

11 MILLION HITS ON

YouTube AND MADE HIM AN

INTERNET SENSATION.

BUT THERE IS MORE TO HIS

STORY.

IN HER BOOK, "FLY A LITTLE

HIGHER," ZACH'S MOM, LAURA,

TELLS HOW GOD USED HER SON'S

LIFE TO INSPIRE OTHERS.

AND SHE ALSO SHARES ABOUT

ZACH'S MESSAGE THAT WE DON'T

HAVE TO FIND OUT WE'RE DYING

TO START LIVING.

Wendy: AND ZACH'S MOM,

LAURA, IS WITH US.

THANKS SO MUCH FOR BEING ON

"THE 700 CLUB."

THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.

Wendy: THAT SONG -- I

WENT ON LINE AND LISTENED TO

IT LAST NIGHT, AND IT REALLY

MOVES YOUR HEART.

IT HAS BEEN ALMOST A YEAR

SINCE ZACH WENT TO BE IN

HEAVEN.

WHAT DO YOU MISS THE MOST

ABOUT YOUR SON?

I THINK AN EASIER

QUESTION WOULD BE WHAT DON'T

I MISS.

IT IS EVERYTHING.

HE WAS JUST SUCH A PEACEFUL

PERSON, YET HAD SO MUCH

ENERGY.

HE REALLY BROUGHT THE SPIRIT

INTO OUR HOME THAT I REALLY

MISS, BUT WE STILL FEEL

HIM.

Wendy: NOW, WHEN YOU

FOUND OUT THAT YOUR SON DID

HAVE CANCER, HE WAS 14,

RIGHT?

THAT'S RIGHT.

Wendy: YOU SAID, AND

WHEN YOU WERE STANDING THERE

IN THE DOCTOR'S OFFICE, YOU

FELT A PEACE, A VERY

POWERFUL PEACE.

TELL US ABOUT THAT.

.

YEAH.

IT WAS RIGHT AFTER WE FOUND

OUT HE HAD A TUMOR AND WE

DIDN'T KNOW WHAT IT WAS, BUT

WE KNEW IT WAS BAD.

YOU HAVE ALL OF THESE THINGS

FIRING OFF IN YOUR HEAD, ALL

OF THESE QUESTIONS AND ALL

OF THESE WHAT-IFs, AND I

REMEMBER HAVING THIS MOMENT

OF PEACE WASH OVER ME.

AND I HAD THIS VERY VIVID IM

IMAGE OF GOD'S FACE TURN

TOWARDS ME.

Wendy: AND YOU KNOW YOU

HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE

MAD OR ANGRY OR SAYING, GOD,

YOU'RE IN CONTROL HERE.

I KNEW I WAS BEING ASKED

THE QUESTION, DO YOU TRUST

ME?

AND IT WAS A BIG ANSWER TO

SAY YES.

Wendy: NOW, DURING YOUR

SON'S BATTLE, AND IT WAS

DEFINITELY A BATTLE -- HE

WENT THROUGH 10 SURGERIES,

20 POUNDS OF CHEMOTHERAPY,

AND YOU FOUND OUT -- WHEN

YOU FOUND OUT HE WAS

TERMINAL, LAURA, YOU PRAYED

SOMETHING.

WHAT DID YOU PRAY?

YEAH, THAT WAS A TOUGH

TIME.

BECAUSE IT WAS AT THIS POINT

WHERE I HAD TO DECIDE WHAT

TO PLACE MY HOPE IN.

AND DO I PRAY FOR A PHYSICAL

HEALING FOR THAT MIRACLE, DO

I PUT ALL OF MY ENERGY INTO

SEARCHING FOR THAT AND

PRAYING FOR THAT?

OR DO I JUST STEP BACK AND

SAY, OKAY, GOD, YOU KNOW

BETTER, AND ALLOW WHAT WAS

GOING TO HAPPEN TO HAPPEN.

AND THOSE TWO SEEMED TO BE

IN CONFLICT WITH EACH

OTHER.

AND I HAD THIS REAL VIVID

IMAGE OF CHRIST, PRAYING IN

AGONY RIGHT BEFORE HE DIED.

AND IT WAS BOTH PRAYERS.

IT WAS FATHER, LET THIS CUP

PASS BEFORE ME, AND LET NOT

MY WILL, BUT YOUR WILL BE

DONE.

Wendy: ZACH PLAYED THE

GUITAR AND HE WROTE SOME

SONGS TO EXPRESS HIS

FEELINGS.

YOU FOUND A CRUMBLED UP

PIECE OF PAPER WITH A SONG,

AND IT IS THE LYRICS FOR THE

SONG "CLOUDS."

WHAT WENT THROUGH YOUR MIND

WHEN YOU READ THAT?

I ASKED HIM TO WRITE SOME

LETTERS, AND HE TRIED, BUT

HE STRUGGLED WITH IT.

SO WHEN I OPENED UP THESE

LYRICS, I WAS SO PROUD.

Wendy: WHEN ZACH

RECORDED "CLOUDS," YOU

DESCRIBED IT AS WHEN

EVERYBODY CAME TOGETHER FOR

SOMETHING BIGGER THAN

THEMSELVES.

YOU SAY IT WAS SOMETHING

YOU'LL NEVER FORGET.

IT WAS ALL OF THESE

PEOPLE IN PLACES IN LIFE

WHERE THEY COULD MAKE THIS

THING INTO WHAT IT WAS.

ALL OF THEM SAID YES.

AND THAT'S THE PART OF THE

STORY THAT I REALLY LOVE,

TOO, AND THAT I WANTED TO

SHARE IN THE BOOK.

YOU KNOW, PEOPLE IN THE

MUSIC INDUSTRY, SEASONED

PEOPLE, COMING TOGETHER AND

SAYING, WE HEAR THIS.

OUR HEARTS HEAR THIS, AND

THIS IS WHAT WE CAN DO TO

HELP.

BUT NONE OF US EVER, EVER

DREAMED IT WOULD BECOME WHAT

IT HAS BECOME.

Wendy: TELL US ABOUT

THIS, WHAT WE'RE WATCHING

RIGHT THERE, THIS VIDEO.

THAT WAS A VERY SPECIAL

DAY.

AND ZACH -- HE'S NOT, LIKE,

A SEASONED, PROFESSIONAL

SINGER --

RIGHT.

Wendy: BUT THAT'S THE

SONG THAT WENT OUT, VIRAL.

HOW MANY PEOPLE LISTENED TO

IT?

THERE WERE FIVE MUSICIANS

AND ZACH --

Wendy: WHAT WAS IT LIKE

THAT DAY IN THE STUDIO?

IT WAS INCREDIBLE.

THESE WERE PROFESSIONAL

MUSICIANS THAT CAME INTO THE

STUDIO, AND THEY CLAB RATED

CLA COLLABORATED.

USUALLY SOMETHING LIKE THIS

TAKES DAYS, WEEKS, AND IT

TOOK SIX HOURS.

Wendy: HIS SONG HIT

NUMBER ONE-TWO DAY ONE TWO

DAYS AFTER HIS DEATH.

WHAT HAVE YOU HEARD FROM

PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD?

THAT'S THE INCREDIBLE

THING.

IT IS POWERFUL.

PEOPLE ARE REACHING OUT TO

US BECAUSE THEY NEED TO TELL

US THIS SONG HAS CHANGED

THEIR LIVES.

AND THAT'S A BIG STATEMENT

TO MAKE, BUT THAT'S WHAT

WE'RE HEARING.

Wendy: IT HAS BEEN

ALMOST A YEAR SINCE ZACH

PASSED AWAY.

IT WAS LAST JUNE.

DOES IT GET ANY EASIER?

THAT'S A HARD QUESTION.

I THINK YOU KIND OF MOVE

THROUGH GRIEF IN CYCLES.

SOMETIMES IT JUST SLAMS YOU

AND YOU'RE NOT EXPECTING

IT.

I DON'T KNOW THAT IT GETS

EASIER.

IT GETS DIFFERENT, BUT NOT

EASIER.

Wendy: YOU HAVE MAYBE A

GOOD WEEK, AND THEN YOU GO

BACK INTO REALLY

REMEMBERING.

ESPECIALLY THIS TIME OF

YEAR --

THIS TIME OF YEAR IS

REALLY TOUGH.

Wendy: HIS LAST FEW

HOURS WERE TOUGH, BUT HE

DECIDED NOT TO TAKE ANY PAIN

MEDICINE?

HE WAS ADAMANT ABOUT

THAT.

HE WAS ON SOME PAIN

MEDICATIONS, BUT HE WANTED

TO BE ALERT.

Wendy: YOU CAN GET

LAURA'S BOOK, AND IT'S

CALLED "FLY A LITTLE

HIGHER."

AND THE SONG, "CLOUDS," IS

AVAILABLE ON iTUNES, AND

THE PROCEEDS GO TO

CHILDREN'S CANCER.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING

HERE.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.

Pat: WE LEAVE YOU WITH

TODAY'S POWER MINUTE FROM

ISAIAH 44: "FOR I WILL POUR

WATER ON HIM WHO IS THIRSTY,

AND FLOODS ON THE DRY

GROUND.

I WILL POUR MY SPIRIT ON

YOUR DESCENDENTS AND MY

BLESSING ON YOUR

OFFSPRING."

WELL, THAT'S ALL OF THE TIME

WE'VE GOT.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING

WITH US TODAY.

TOMORROW IT IS THE

TECHNOLOGY OF TOMORROW BEING

INVENTED TODAY.

YOU'LL MEET THE GENIUSES WHO

ARE INVENTING OUR FUTURE

TECHNOLOGICALLY, THAT'S ON

FRIDAY.

FOR WENDY AND ALL OF US,

THIS IS PAT ROBERTSON.

THANKS FOR BEING WITH US ON

"THE 700 CLUB."

SEE YOU THE SAME TIME

TOMORROW.

BYE-BYE.

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