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The 700 Club - May 20, 2014

Owning a business is challenging. Losing a business and filing for bankruptcy is even worse. That’s what happened to Mike and Sue. Learn what they did that can work for you too. Read Transcript


[APPLAUSE]

Gordon: WELL, WELCOME

TO "THE 700 CLUB."

IT HAS BEEN MORE THAN A

MONTH SINCE ISLAMIC

TERRORISTS KIDNAPPED

HUNDREDS OF SCHOOL GIRLS IN

NIGERIA, AND NOW THERE ARE

GROWING DOUBTS THAT THE

NIGERIAN MILITARY CAN EVEN

BRING THEM BACK.

Terry: THE GOVERNMENT

IS PROMISING TO RESCUE THE

GIRLS, MOST OF WHOM ARE

CHRISTIANS, BUT THE BOKO

HARAM GROUP MAY BE BETTER

ARMED THAN THE SOLDIERS WHO

ARE CHASING THEM.

GEORGE THOMAS HAS THE

STORY.

George: IN THE

NORTHEAST CORNER OF SYR,

ASSAN IS SKEPTICAL THAT HIS

GOVERNMENT IS EQUIPPED TO

TAKE ON AN ISLAMIC TERRORIST

GROUP WITH REPORTED TIES TO

AL-QAEDA.

THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER

IS THERE IS NOTHING WE CAN

DO.

BOKO HARAM HAS ALL KINDS OF

GUNS.

George: HASAN LOST

THREE OF HIS BROTHERS IN A

BOKO HARAM ATTACK, AND NOW

THERE IS CONCERNS THAT THE

BOKO HARAM GROUP HAS

INFILTRATED THE NIGERIAN

ARMY.

THEY REFUSED TO COME AND

DEFEND US.

George: HASAN LIVES IN

THE SAME VILLAGE WHERE 276

SCHOOL GIRLS WERE KIDNAPPED

ON APRIL 18th.

THE VAST OF THE MAJORITY OF

THE GIRLS ARE CHRISTIANS AND

FORCED TO CONVERT TO ISLAM.

BOKO HARAM SAYS IT WILL

RELEASE 100 OF THE GIRLS IN

EXCHANGE FOR SOME OF THEIR

FIGHTERS HELD IN PRISON.

BUT THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT

SAYS THEY WILL NOT NEGOTIATE

WITH TERRORISTS.

LITTLE COMFORT TO DISTRAUGHT

MOTHERS OF SOME OF THE

KIDNAPPED GIRLS, WHO ARE

UPSET WITH THE GOVERNMENT'S

INACTION.

[SPEAKING A

FOREIGN LANGUAGE]

[YELLING]

George: SEVERAL AFRICAN

COUNTRIES WITH WESTERN

BACKING HAVE DECLARED WAR ON

BOKO HARAM.

MEANWHILE, NIGERIA'S

PRESIDENT SAYS THE ISLAMIC

GROUP HAS KILLED MORE THAN

12,000 PEOPLE.

QUITE FRANKLY, BOKO HARAM

HAS BEEN CREATING HAVOC FOR

SOME TIME.

NOW THE WORLD'S ATTENTION IS

ON THAT FACT.

ALL OF THE NATIONS

SURROUNDING HAVE THEIR EYES

ON THAT FACT.

George: A DAY AFTER A

SUICIDE BOMBER KILLED FIVE

PEOPLE IN A CHRISTIAN

NEIGHBORHOOD IN NORTHERN

NIGERIA, THEY DETONATED A

VEHICLE, LOADED WITH

EXPLOSIVES, IN THE SAME

BUILDING.

MEANWHILE, BOKO HARAM IS

THREATENING TO KILL MORE

CHILDREN.

Gordon: IN OTHER NEWS,

U.S. SENATORS ARE TRYING TO

HELP A CHRISTIAN WOMAN

SENTENCED TO DEATH IN

SUDAN.

JOHN JESSUP HAS THAT STORY.

Reporter: NEW HAMPSHIRE

SENATORS HAVE GOT INVOLVED

IN THAT CRIME.

THE COURT CONVICTED MERIAN

IBRAHIM SINCE SHE REFUSED TO

RECANT HER FAITH.

HER HUSBAND IS A U.S.

CITIZEN WITH TIES TO NEW

HAMPSHIRE.

KELLY AOD HAS WRITTEN JOHN

KERRY, REQUESTING POLITICAL

AMNESTY, AND THEY SAID THE

DEATH SENTENCE IS ABHORRENT

VIOLATION OF FUNDAMENTAL

FREEDOMS.

A GUEST CHAPLAIN OPENED A

SESSION OF THE HOUSE OF

REPRESENTATIVES WITH A

PRAYER TO THIS SAVIOR.

THE HOUSE IS ACCUSTOMED TO

NON-SECTARIAN PRAYERS, BUT

HE PRAYED, QUOTE,"IN THE

NAME OF THE ONE WHO CAN

TRULY SET US FREE, MY

SAVIOR."

THE BAPTIST CHAPLAIN ALSO

PRAYED THAT CONGRESS WOULD

BE, QUOTE,"EVER MINDFUL IN

THAT LAST DAY WE MUST ALL

GIVE AN ACCOUNT."

CHINA IS WARNING THAT THE

UNITED STATES IS

JEOPARDIZING ITS MILITARY

TIES BY CHARGING FIVE

CHINESE OFFICERS WITH

CYBERSPYING.

AND IT SAYS THE

U.S., QUOTE,"THE BIGGEST

ATTACKER OF CHINA'S

CYBERSPACE."

THE U.S. SAYS THE OFFICER

STOLE TRADE SECRETS FROM

MAJOR AMERICAN COMPANIES,

INCLUDING ALCOA,

WESTINGHOUSE, AND U.S.

STEEL.

IN SOME CASES, THEY STOLE

TRADE SECRETS THAT WOULD

HAVE BEEN PARTICULARLY

BENEFICIAL TO CHINESE

COMPANIES AT THE TIME THEY

WERE STOLEN.

Reporter: CHINA DENIES

THAT.

THE U.S. IS TRYING TO DRAW A

LINE BETWEEN SPYING FOR

NATIONAL SECURITY AND SPYING

TOR GAINING ADVANTAGES IN

BUSINESSES.

THIS IS ABOUT PROPRIETARY

INFORMATION FROM

BUSINESSES.

Gordon: IT IS, JOHN,

AND THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT

IS TRYING TO DRAW THAT

DISTINCTION.

BUT AT THE SAME TIME, THERE

IS NEVER GOING TO BE AN

ARREST HERE.

THESE ARE ALL CHINESE

NATIONALS LIVING IN CHINA.

SO WHAT'S THE POINT?

WHY DO THIS, OTHER THAN

SEND, I GUESS, A STRONG

DIPLOMATIC MESSAGE.

I IMAGINE THE CHINESE ARE

GOING TO SEND THEIR OWN VERY

STRONG DIPLOMATIC MESSAGE

BACK AT US.

WE'LL BE BACK WITH MORE OF

"THE 700 CLUB" AFTER THIS.

Gordon: MIKE AND

SUSANNE WERE GREAT A

COOKING, BUT NOT AT MANAGING

THEIR MONEY.

WHEN THEIR RESTAURANT

CLOSED, THEY HAD TO DECLARE

BANKRUPTCY, AND THAT'S WHEN

MIKE CAME UP WITH A NEW

STRATEGY.

AND TODAY THEIR BUSINESS IS

THRIVING.

Reporter: MIKE AND

SUSANNE LOVED OWNING THEIR

OWN ITALIAN RESTAURANT IN

BINGHAMTON, NEW YORK.

PEOPLE STARTED COMING AS

SOON AS WE OPENED.

BUSINESS WAS GREAT.

I REALLY LOVED IT.

I LOVED SERVING PEOPLE.

IT WAS A LOT OF FUN.

Reporter: THE COUPLE

KNEW HOW TO MAKE COSTUMERS

HAPPY, BUT NOT HOW TO MANAGE

THE FINANCES.

THE RESTAURANT CLOSED.

MIKE AND SUSANNE HAD TO

DECLARE BANKRUPTCY AND LOST

EVERYTHING THEY OWNED IN THE

PROCESS.

WE FILED BANKRUPTCY IN

THAT TIME PERIOD TO KEEP OFF

THE I.R.S. AND THE SALES TAX

PEOPLE.

WE RAN OUT OF MONEY, AND

WE WERE IN DEBT SO DEEP.

IT WAS LOSING MY HOUSE AND

WALKING AWAY IN SHAME.

WE HAD NO INCOME, AND WE

WEREN'T GOING TO HAVE A

HOUSE AND WE WEREN'T GOING

TO HAVE JOBS.

SO IT JUST WAS A DARK TIME.

A BAD TIME.

Reporter: THEIR PASTOR

GAVE THEM HOPE THAT THEIR

FINANCES WOULD BE RESTORED

IF THEY WOULD BE OBEDIENT TO

GIVE GOD 10% OF THEIR

INCOME.

AT FIRST THEY WERE

SKEPTICAL.

HOW COULD I START

TITHING?

HOW CAN THIS BE TRUE I WOULD

START TITHING ON $50 A WEEK

AND PAY MY BILLS AND GIVE

GOD 10%.

AND HE SAID, MIKE, IF IT IS

HARD FOR YOU TO TITHE ON A

LITTLE, YOU WON'T TITHE ON A

LOT.

THAT REALLY MADE AN

IMPRESSION ON ME.

IF I COULD TRUST GOD WITH

WHAT I HAD, I COULD BEGIN

TITHING.

Reporter: THEY BEGAN

TITHING ON SUSANNE

UNEMPLOYMENT.

AND THEN MIKE HAD AN IDEA, A

SANDWICH DELIVERY BUSINESS.

THEY TITHED ON THE INCOME,

AND THE SANDWICH DELIVERY

BECAME A BIG SUCCESS.

IT GREW.

IT GREW FROM ONE ROUTE TO

TWO ROUTES TO THREE ROUTES,

TO A COUPLE HUNDRED

BUSINESSES WE WERE SERVICING

OUT OF OUR HOUSE.

GOD PROVIDED THE THINGS WE

REALLY NEEDED.

Reporter: BEFORE LONG,

THE BUSINESS BECAME A

FULL-SCALE CATERING

COMPANY.

PEOPLE STARTED ASKING US

FOR CATERING EVENTS, AND

LARGER CATERING EVENTS, AND

BEFORE WE KNEW IT, WE WERE

DOING JOBS THAT OTHER

CATERERS IN THE AREA WANTED,

AND WE WOULD GET.

WHEN I DID GET MORE MONEY, I

DIDN'T SQUANDER IT.

Reporter: MIKE AND

SUSANNE ALSO GIVE TO CBN.

I GIVE TO CBN BECAUSE I

BELIEVE THEY'RE A TRIED AND

TRUE MINISTRY.

THEY HAVE BEEN AROUND FOR A

LONG TIME.

GOD HAS USED THEM MANY

WAYS.

I SEE ALL OF THE WORK

THEY'RE DOING, AND I THINK

IT IS A MINISTRY AFTER GOD'S

HEART.

Reporter: TODAY THEIR

CATERING IS THRIVING.

THEY OWN SEVERAL OTHER

BUSINESSES IN THEIR

COMMUNITY AS WELL.

MIKE AND SUSANNE ATTRIBUTE

THEIR SUCCESS TO GOD'S

FAITHFULNESS, AND THEIR

OBEDIENCE TO GIVE.

I REALLY BELIEVE WHEN I

STARTED TITHING, WHEN I

LEARNED THAT PRINCIPLE OF

TITHING, I BELIEVE THERE WAS

A TRANSFORMATION IN MY MIND

OF HOW I THOUGHT ABOUT

MONEY, THAT IT WASN'T MINE

ANYMORE, THAT IT WAS GOD.

AND THAT I WAS ABLE TO JUST

BE ABLE TO USE IT.

WE NEVER STOPPED.

BECAUSE I WAS ALMOST AFRAID

NOT TO TITHE BECAUSE I LIKED

THAT COMFORT OF KNOWING GOD

WAS IN CONTROL.

FINANCES ARE REALLY NO BIG

DEAL FOR HIM.

HE CAN FIGURE IT OUT FOR

YOU.

IF YOU DON'T HAVE THAT

PRIORITY THAT GOD IS THE

OWNER OF EVERYTHING AND

YOU'RE JUST A STEWARD, YOU

CAN GET ALL MIXED UP.

Gordon: THE GANASES

HAVE IT RIGHT.

AND WHAT HAPPENED TO THEM

CAN HAPPEN TO YOU.

AND HERE IS THE PLEA, YOU

FIND IT IN ISAIAH 1: "IF YOU

WILL ONLY OBEY ME AND LET ME

HELP YOU, THEN YOU WILL HAVE

PLENTY."

AND MIKE AND SUE, THEY WENT

THROUGH SOME VERY HARD

TIMES.

BUT THEY DECIDED WE'RE GOING

TO DO IT GOD'S WAY.

WE'RE GOING TO OBEY HIM.

AND IN THAT THEY FOUND THAT,

YES, INDEED, YOU CAN HAVE

PLENTY.

YOU CAN HAVE NEW IDEAS, AND

FROM THAT THE TRAGEDY OF

THAT FINANCIAL COLLAPSE CAME

A BRAND NEW BUSINESS.

AND GOD IS PROSPERING IT AND

GIVING THEM PLENTY.

THAT CAN HAPPEN TO YOU IF

YOU DO THE SAME THING.

WELL, IN OUR NEXT STORY, IN

JUST ONE MONTH, MARSHA

BRADLEY WENT FROM BEING

UNEMPLOYED TO WORKING A TEMP

JOB, AND THEN FINALLY TO A

FULL-TIME JOB WITH A

PROMOTION.

AND IT ALL STARTED WITH JUST

ONE PHONE CALL.

Reporter: THE SMALL

TOWN OF CANON, GEORGIA, IT

WAS HIT HARD BY THE

RECEPTION.

JOBS WERE HARD TO FIND.

MARSHA AND HER HUSBAND,

EDDIE, WERE BOTH OUT OF

WORK.

IN WHAT WAS A HARD TIME,

THEY WERE ENCOURAGED BY

WATCHING "THE 700 CLUB"

EVERY MORNING.

WE WERE WATCHING HOW IN

THE MINISTRY, HE WAS

BLESSING OTHER PEOPLE,

THROUGH THEM GIVING TO THOSE

WHO DON'T HAVE ANYTHING.

IT WAS DURING THE

TELETHON, AND WE BOTH JUST

LOOKED AT EACH OTHER, AND IT

IS LIKE OUR SPIRITS

CONNECTED.

SHE SAID, WHAT DO YOU WANT

MO ME TO DO?

AND I SAID, JUST CALL THEM.

GIVE.

I DON'T KNOW HOW WE CAN DO

IT, BUT WE'VE GOT TO.

Reporter: EDDIE AND

MARSHA DIDN'T HAVE MUCH

MONEY, BUT THEY GAVE WHAT

THEY CAN, $5.

SOON AFTER, MARSHA APPLIED

FOR A TEMPORARY JOB AT AN

EGG FARM.

TO HER SURPRISE, SHE WAS

HIRED THE NEXT DAY.

I KNOW THAT THE LORD

OPENED THAT DOOR FOR ME.

EVERY DAY I WOULD GO IN, I

WOULD THANK GOD FOR GIVING

ME THIS JOB.

JUST BEING OBEDIENT TO HIM,

AND GIVING BACK TO HIM, HE

GIVES BACK.

Reporter: THEY

INCREASED THEIR PLEDGE TO

"700 CLUB" LEVEL.

WITHIN A MONTH, MARSHA WAS

GIVEN A PERMANENT POSITION.

AND SOON AFTER THAT, SHE WAS

PROMOTED TO QUALITY

CONTROL.

I KNEW GOD HAD HIS FAVOR

ON ME, THROUGH MY OBEDIENCE

TO HIM.

IT JUST ENCOURAGED ME TO

CONTINUE TO DO MY PART

BECAUSE GOD HAD ALREADY BEEN

DOING HIS PART.

Reporter: AFTER HER

PROMOTION, THEY INCREASED

THEIR GIVING AGAIN, TO THE

"700 CLUB" GOLD LEVEL, $40 A

MONTH.

WE DON'T HAVE A WHOLE

LOT, BUT I DON'T HAVE A NEED

OF ANYTHING.

I JUST THANK GOD THAT I AM

ALLOWED TO HELP SOMEONE

ELSE.

Reporter: EDDIE AND

MARSHA SAY

THEY FEEL GOOD

ABOUT BEING PART OF CBN.

WE WATCH ALL OF THE WORK

AND THE OUTREACH THAT THE

"700 CLUB" DOES.

IT JUST TOUCHED OUR HEARTS

TREMENDOUSLY.

I LOVE IT.

I WANT TO BE MORE A PART OF

IT.

IT OVERWHELMS MY HEART, IT

REALLY DOES.

IT IS JUST 65 CENTS A DAY.

I MEAN, WE CAN FIND THAT

MUCH ON THE GROUND OR IN OUR

COUCH, IF WE DUG DEEP

ENOUGH.

YOU KNOW?

GIVE IT A CHANCE.

SEE WHAT HAPPENS.

SEE WHAT IT DOES TO YOUR

HEART.

Gordon: YOU CAN SEE

WHAT IT DOES TO YOUR HEART.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS GIVE

IT A CHANCE.

HERE IS WHAT JESUS SAID

ABOUT MATERIAL THINGS,

MATTHEW 6: "DON'T WORRY

ABOUT HAVING ENOUGH FOOD OR

DRINK OR CLOTHING.

YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER ALREADY

KNOWS ALL YOUR NEEDS, AND HE

WILL GIVE YOU AL YOU NEED

FROM DAY TO DAY IF YOU LIVE

FOR HIM AND MAKE THE KINGDOM

OF GOD YOUR PRIMARY

CONCERN."

AND WHEN EDDIE AND MARSHA

SAID, WE'RE GOING TO MAKE

THE KINGDOM OF GOD OUR PRIME

PRIMARY CONCERN, WE'RE GOING

TO DO IT GOD'S WAY, THAT'S

WHEN THE BLESSING STARTED

FLOWING.

AND THEY NO LONGER HAVE TO

WORRY ABOUT WHERE IS THE

NEXT MEAL COMING?

HOW ARE WE GOING TO GET

CLOTHES FOR THIS YEAR?

HOW ARE WE GOING TO HAVE

HOUSING?

ALL OF THOSE THINGS.

GOD WILL PROVIDE BECAUSE HE

CARES FOR YOU.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS SAY, I

WANT TO CARE FOR THE THINGS

THAT GOD CARES ABOUT.

I WANT TO SEE THE GOSPEL GO

AROUND THE WORLD.

I WANT TO BE A PART OF

FULFILLING THE GREAT

COMMISSION.

I WANT TO PREACH THE

GOSPEL.

WHEN YOU DO THAT, YOU PUT

THAT KINGDOM FIRST, AND THE

ADVANCEMENT OF HIS KINGDOM

FIRST, AND ALL OF THESE

OTHER THINGS WILL BE ADDED

UNTO YOU.

SO, WHAT ARE WE ASKING YOU

TO DO?

WE'RE ASKING YOU TO JOIN

"THE 700 CLUB."

JUST AS EDDIE AND MARSHA

DID.

THEY SAID, LET'S JUST DO IT,

LET'S MAKE A PHONE CALL.

CALL US, THE NUMBER IS ON

THE SCREEN.

1-800-759-0700.

AND SAY, YES, I WANT TO JOIN

"THE 700 CLUB."

HOW MUCH IS THAT?

JUST $20 A MONTH, 65 CENTS A

DAY.

SOME OF YOU CAN JOIN AT A

HIGHER LEVEL.

WE'VE GOT "700 CLUB" GOLD,

$40 A MONTH.

AND THEN THE THOUSAND CLUB,

WHICH IS $1,000 A YEAR, AND

WHICH BREAKS OUT TO $84 A

MONTH.

AT WHATEVER LEVEL GOT IS

SPEAKING TO YOU, NOW IS THE

TIME TO DO IT.

GIVE US A CALL,

1-800-759-0700.

LET'S GO TO CALIFORNIA,

WHERE THERE ARE SOME CBN

PARTNERS WAITING WITH A VERY

SPECIAL CHALLENGE JUST FOR

YOU.

HI, WE ARE A GROUP OF CBN

PARTNERS FROM THE GOLDEN

STATE!

WE SUPPORT CBN AND ALL THEY

DO WORLDWIDE.

SO WE WOULD LIKE TO

CHALLENGE YOU FOR THE NEXT

30 MINUTES, AND WE WILL

MATCH YOUR GIFTS, DOLLAR FOR

DOLLAR, UP TO $51,923.

TOGETHER WE CAN DOUBLE OR

IMPACT FOR THE

KINGDOM OF

GOD, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY,

SHED HIS LIGHT AND HIS LOVE

OVER ALL OF THE WORLD.

JOIN US!

Gordon: JOIN WITH

THEM.

A CHALLENGE MEANS THAT THOSE

PARTNERS YOU JUST SAW ARE

GOING TO MATCH YOUR GIVING,

DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR, FOR THE

NEXT 30 MINUTES, UP TO

$52,000.

IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF

IT, CALL US RIGHT NOW.

TRAT1-800-759-0700.

LORD, WE ASK FOR BLESSING

FOR THE PARTNERS WHO MADE IT

POSSIBLE TO ISSUE THIS

CHALLENGE.

WE KNOW YOUR WORD OVER THEM

IS TRUE.

YOU WILL OPEN THE WINDOWS OF

HEAVEN AND POUR OUT A

BLESSING THEY CANNOT

CONTAIN.

AND FOR THOSE WATCHING,

MAKING DECISIONS, STIR THEIR

HEARTS, SPEAK TO THEM,

ENCOURAGE THEM, FOR WE ASK

IT IN JESUS' NAME, AMEN.

YOU HEARD IT, $52,00,000 ON

THE CHALLENGE.

29 MINUTES, 15 SECONDS ON

THE CLOCK.

CALL US RIGHT NOW.

1-800-759-0700.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, WHEN YOU

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB," WE'RE

GOING TO SEND YOU A COPY OUR

LATEST D.V.D. CALLED "LIVING

UNDER GOD'S BLESSING."

YOU'LL HEAR STORIES OF

PEOPLE WHO ARE

REVOLUTIONIZING THE WORLD,

THANKS TO THE PROMISES OF

GOD.

TAKE A LOOK.

WE ALL WANT TO LIVE IN

THE FAVOR AND ANOINTING OF

GOD.

WE WANT HIS WISDOM TO SOLVE

PROBLEMS.

AND HIS PROVISION FOR ALL WE

NEED.

THE BIBLE TELLS US THE LORD

HAS PUT ETERNITY IN OUR

HEARTS.

EACH OF US WANTS THE

CERTAINTY OF HEAVEN, TO KNOW

OUR LIVES HAVE PURPOSE, AND

THAT WE ARE PLAYING A VITAL

ROLE IN ACCOMPLISHING HIS

PLAN FOR ALL MANKIND.

Pat: MAY GOD BLESS YOU,

AND MAY YOU ENJOY AND LIVE

UNDER THE BLESSING OF THE

LORD ALSO.

ALWAYS.

"LIVING UNDER GOD'S

BLESSING," AVAILABLE NOW.

Terry: THIS IS OUR GIFT

TO YOU WHEN YOU JOIN "THE

700 CLUB."

IT IS OUR WAY OF SAYING

THANK YOU FOR CARING TO MAKE

A DIFFERENCE AND FOR

STEPPING UP AND SAYING,

LET'S DO IT TOGETHER.

LET'S DO IT TODAY.

THAT'S WHAT WE'RE ASKING YOU

TO DO RIGHT NOW.

AND THERE IS THE NUMBER YOU

CAN CALL TO PARTICIPATE,

1-800-759-0700.

YOU'LL BE JOINING THOUSANDS

OF US, AND WE WELCOME YOU TO

THE FAMILY OF MINISTRIES

HERE AT CBN.

PLEASE CALL NOW.

WITH YOUR HELP, CBN IS

GIVING FOOD, SHELTER,

MEDICAL CARE TO MILLIONS OF

PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD.

LIKE THIS YOUNG COUPLE IN

CHINA.

WHEN THEY ADOPTED A BABY

GIRL, THEY HAD NO IDEA SHE

MIGHT BE CRIPPLED FOR LIFE.

WHEN BABY JING WAS BORN, HER

PARENTS ABANDONED HER AT THE

HOSPITAL.

THAT'S WHERE THE WONGS AWE

HEWONGS SAW HER FOR THE

FIRST TIME.

SHE LOOKED SO FRAGILE AND

INNOCENT.

HOW COULD HER PARENTS JUST

LEAVE HER LIKE THAT?

Terry: THE WONGS

ADOPTED JING.

EVERYTHING WAS FINE UNTIL

SHE STARTED TRYING TO WALK.

EVERY FEW STEPS SHE FELL

DOWN.

Terry: THE COUPLE TOOK

JING TO THE DOCTOR, WHERE

THEY FOUND OUT SHE HAD A

DISLOCATED HIP AND NEEDED

SURGERY AS SOON AS

POSSIBLE.

AS A FARMER AND A PASTOR,

MR. WONG KNEW THERE WAS NO

WAY HE'D EVER BE ABLE TO

AFFORD SURGERY.

HE ALSO KNEW THAT WITHOUT

IT, JING WOULD END UP

BEDRIDDEN AND UNABLE TO

WALK.

MY HEART BROKE FOR MY

DAUGHTER.

WHAT WOULD HAPPEN WHEN MY

WIFE AND I GOT OLD AND THERE

WAS NO ONE TO TAKE CARE OF

HER?

HER BODY WOULD BE

CROOKED, AND SHE WOULD NOT

BE ABLE TO GO TO SCHOOL.

MAKE FRIENDS OR GET

MARRIED.

Terry: AS JING GREW,

HER CONDITION GOT WORSE,

JUST AS THE DOCTOR

PREDICTED.

HER BODY WAS ALWAYS

LEANING TO THE LEFT OR

RIGHT, AND ALL OF THE OTHER

KIDS JUST LAUGHED AT HER.

I WISH I COULD HAVE TAKEN

JING'S BURDEN FOR HER.

BUT I COULD NOT.

THE ONLY THING WE COULD DO

WAS PRAY TO THE LORD EVERY

DAY AND WAIT FOR A MIRACLE.

Terry: THEN THE WONGS

MET SOMEONE FROM CBN.

WE WANTED JING TO HAVE THE

SAME BRIGHT FUTURE HER

PARENTS HAD PRAYED FOR, SO

WE PRAYED FOR ALL OF THE

SURGERIES SHE NEEDED TO

WALK.

AFTER THE FIRST SURGERY,

MY LITTLE JING CAME OUT

SINGING A PRAISE SONG.

I COULD NOT STOP THE TEARS

FROM ROLLING DOWN MY FACE.

Terry: THE SECOND AND

THIRD SURGERIES WERE AS

SUCCESSFUL AS THE FIRST.

YOU MADE MY DAUGHTER

SMILE.

YOU MADE HER LEGS STRONG AND

GAVE HER A BRIGHT NEW LIFE.

WE THANK THE LORD FOR YOUR

HELP.

SHE IS TOTALLY HEALTHY.

AND NOW SHE RUNS AND JUMPS

AND GIGGLES.

I TELL HER TO SLOW DOWN, AND

SHE JUST SAYS, I'M FINE,

DADDY; DON'T WORRY.

HOW CAN I REPAY YOU FOR YOUR

KINDNESS?

I PRAY THE LORD WILL ALLOW

YOU TO HELP MORE AND MORE

PEOPLE, JUST LIKE YOU HELPED

JING.

Terry: JING'S PARENTS

PRAYED, AND YOU BECAME A

PART OF GOD'S ANSWER TO THAT

PRAYER.

WE WANT TO SAY THANK YOU.

IF YOU'RE NOT A "700 CLUB"

PARTNER, YOU WANT TO JOIN

TODAY.

FIRST OF ALL, THERE IS AN

OPPORTUNITY RIGHT NOW WHEN

YOU CALL FOR YOUR GIFT TO BE

DOUBLED DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR.

SO WE WANT YOU TO GO TO THE

PHONE AND DO THAT.

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB," AND

IT'S JUST 65 CENTS A DAY,

$20 A MONTH, AND IT GIVES

YOU AN OPPORTUNITY TO CHANGE

THE LIVES OF PEOPLE ACROSS

THIS COUNTRY AND AROUND THE

WORLD.

WE WORK DOMESTICALLY AS WELL

AS INTERNATIONALLY.

WHEN YOU CALL AND JOIN,

WOULD YOU DO IT USING PLEDGE

EXPRESS.

IT MEANS YOUR BANK DOES ALL

OF THE WORK.

BUT IT SAVES US

ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS SO WE

CAN PUT EVEN MORE OF YOUR

GIFT DIRECTLY INTO THE NEEDS

OF CHILDREN LIKE JING, OF

FAMILIES LIKE HER FAMILY.

OUR WAY OF SAYING THANK YOU

FOR USING PLEDGE EXPRESS IS

TO SEND YOU THIS, IT'S A

"POWER FOR LIFE" TEACHING

AND YOU'RE GOING TO GET ONE

EVERY SINGLE MONTH.

SO CALL NOW, AND SAY I WANT

TO JOIN "700 CLUB" AND I

WANT TO DO IT USING PLEDGE

EXPRESS.

WE SAY THANK YOU.

Gordon: OVER A DECADE

AGO, KRISTIN MOVED TO NEW

YORK TO BECOME AN ACTRESS.

IN A FEW YEARS SHE WAS

BROKE, OUT OF WORK, AND DEEP

IN DEBT.

IT'S AN EXCITING TIME IN

NEW YORK FOR ME RIGHT NOW.

I JUST LANDED A ROLE IN THE

NEW "SPIDER-MAN" MOVIE AND

HAVE A FEATURE ROLE IN THE

NEW STEVEN KING MOVIE.

BUT THERE WERE MANY YEARS IT

WASN'T LIKE THIS.

Reporter: WITH STEADY

WORK HARD TO COME BY, IT WAS

DIFFICULT TO PAY RENT AND

OTHER BILLS.

SO OVER TIME, SHE

ACCUMULATED OVER $6,000 OF

CREDIT CARD DEBT.

KRISTIN HAD TO PUT HER

DREAMS ASIDE AND WORK

FULL-TIME AS AN EXECUTIVE

ASSISTANT IN THE CITY.

BUT AFTER 10 YEARS OF

INFLATION AND POOR FINANCIAL

CHOICES, SHE WAS NO BETTER

OFF THAN BEFORE.

THE INTEREST RATES MADE

IT HIKE UP EVEN HIGHER.

TRYING TO PAY OFF A LOAN IS

A REAL STRUGGLE.

I REALLY KIND OF SECLUDED

MYSELF, AND I DIDN'T KNOW

HOW TO ASK FOR HELP.

AND IT BECAME REALLY

EMOTIONAL.

Reporter: THEN, WHILE

CHANNEL SURFING, SHE CAME

ACROSS "THE 700 CLUB."

PAT AND TERRY WERE JUST

SITTING THERE.

THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT

THEIR LOVE OF CHRIST AND

FAITH.

AND I KEPT THINKING, HOW

WONDERFUL TO HAVE A PROGRAM

LIKE THIS AVAILABLE IN A

CITY THAT YOU FEEL ISOLATED

AND ALON ALONE IN THAT.

Reporter: AFTER THAT,

SHE SAYS SHE WATCHED THE

PROGRAM EVERY NIGHT.

SHE SAYS IT RENEWED HER

PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH

JESUS, INSPIRED HER TO GO TO

CHURCH, AND EDUCATED HER ON

HOW TO MANAGE HER LIFE AND

HER MONEY.

PAT SPECIFICALLY TALKED

ABOUT TAKING 10% OF YOUR

PAYCHECK AND PUTTING THAT

INTO TITHING.

IT WASN'T SOMETHING THAT I

QUESTIONED.

IT WAS SOMETHING THAT I FELT

I WAS JUST HAPPY TO DO.

Reporter: KRISTIN IS

HAPPY TO GIVE TO CBN, TOO.

EVEN WHEN SHE LOST HER

CORPORATE JOB, SHE CONTINUED

TO TITHE AND GIVE.

SHE KEPT TO A BUDGET, AND

OFTEN CALLED "THE 700 CLUB"

FOR PRAYER.

KRISTIN SAYS THOSE PRAYERS

WERE ANSWERED.

TODAY SHE IS MAKING A LIVING

DOING WHAT SHE CAME TO NEW

YORK FOR, TEACHING, ACTING

ON STAGE, AND IN FILM

PRODUCTIONS.

SINCE I'VE STARTED

GIVING, I'VE ONLY SEEN

AMAZING OPPORTUNITIES

FLOWING MY WAY.

BECAUSE OF THAT, I PAID OFF

ONE CREDIT CARD IN FULL.

I PUT MONEY IN SAVINGS AS

WELL, AND I'M ABLE TO TITHE

EVERY WEEK, WHICH I LOVE

DOING.

THE MONEY THAT YOU GET IS

NOT YOUR MONEY.

IT'S GOD'S MONEY.

SO YOU KIND OF NEED TO SPEND

HIS MONEY IN A WAY THAT WILL

HELP OTHERS.

Gordon: HERE IS WHAT

THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT THE

GODLY, THE RIGHTEOUS.

IT SAYS, "THE GODLY ARE

GENEROUS GIVERS."

AND KRISTIN IS LIVING THAT.

SHE IS SAYING, I WANT TO BE

KNOWN AS A GENEROUS GIVER.

AND WHEN YOU DO THAT, THAT'S

WHEN ALL OF THE BLESSINGS

COME.

IF YOU WANT TO START A LIFE

OF BEING A GENEROUS GIVER,

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CALL

US.

1-800-759-0700.

SAY, I WANT TO BE A MEMBER

OF "THE 700 CLUB."

I WANT TO JOIN WITH YOU.

I WANT TO SEE THE GOSPEL GO

AROUND THE WORLD.

I WANT TO HELP PEOPLE AROUND

THE WORLD.

AND IF THAT'S YOU, JUST JOIN

WITH US.

YOU'RE JOINING WITH TENS OF

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE THAT

WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN

THE WORLD TODAY.

IF THAT'S YOU, CALL US RIGHT

NOW.

1-800-759-0700.

LET'S GO TO WENDY AT THE

PHONES.

Wendy: THANKS, GORDON.

OUR LATEST D.V.D., "LIVING

UNDER GOD'S BLESSING," HAS

TEACHINGS FROM PAT AND

GORDON ROBERTSON.

HERE IS WHAT ONE VIEWER HAD

TO SAY ABOUT THIS EXCITING

NEW D.V.D.

GOD HELPS ME THROUGH

DAILY CHALLENGES BY POURING

HIS WISDOM INTO ME.

IT IS SIMPLY A MATTER OF

ASKING.

"LIVING UNDER GOD'S

BLESSING" JUST REMINDS ME

THAT GOD FULFILLS HIS

PROMISES, AND ISRAEL IS

PROOF THAT GOD IS DOING THAT

IN MEDICINE, IN AGRICULTURE,

IN TECHNOLOGY, IN SCIENCE.

WE CAN LEARN SO MUCH FROM

ISRAEL IF WE WOULD PAY

ATTENTION TO THEM.

IT IS OBVIOUS THAT THEY GOT

THEIR INSPIRATION FROM GOD.

I THINK PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW

THAT GOD IS THE GOD OF THE

ISRAELIS, AND HE IS BLESSING

THEM.

HE IS GIVING THEM IDEAS.

HE IS GIVING THEM

SOLUTIONS.

IF GOD WILL DO THAT FOR

ISRAEL, HE WILL DO IT FOR

ME.

"LIVING UNDER GOD'S

BLESSING" IS AN

ENLIGHTENING, INFORMATIVE,

FAITH-BUILDING D.V.D., AND I

HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT TO

ANYONE.

Wendy: ISRAEL IS PROOF

THAT GOD IS A GOD OF

MIRACLES.

AND WHAT HE DID FOR ISRAEL,

HE WANTS TO DO FOR YOU.

"LIVING UNDER GOD'S

BLESSING," THIS IS YOURS

WHEN YOU GIVE US A CALL AND

SAY, YES, I WANT TO GIVE.

1-800-759-0700 IS THE NUMBER

TO CALL.

OR YOU CAN LOG ON TO

CBN.COM.

OUR COUNSELLORS ARE WAITING

RIGHT NOW TO TAKE YOUR

CALL.

YOU MIGHT BE SAYING, HOW

MUCH IS IT?

I'M INTERESTED, BUT I NEED

TO KNOW.

GREAT QUESTION.

JUST 65 CENTS A DAY, YOU

HEARD ME, 65 CENTS A DAY,

THAT'S IT, $20 A MONTH TO

CHANGE THE WORLD AND MAKE

SUCH A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR

OWN LIFE.

IF YOU'RE ALREADY A CLUB

MEMBER, THANK YOU SO MUCH.

WE CAN'T DO IT WITHOUT YOU.

I WANT TO CHALLENGE YOU.

IT IS A NEW SEASON.

LET'S TAKE IT UP TO THE NEXT

LEVEL, $40.

THAT'S OUR "700 CLUB" GOLD

LEVEL.

WE'RE GOING TO BLESS YOU

BACK WITH THREE D.V.D.s.

ONE FOR YOU AND TWO TO GIVE

AWAY TO YOUR FRIENDS AND

FAMILY.

IF YOU CAN DO MORE, AND A

LOT OF US CAN, LET'S TAKE IT

UP TO $84 A MONTH, AND THAT

IS THE THOUSAND CLUB.

AND OUR CHAIRMAN'S CIRCLE IS

$5,000 A YEAR.

IF YOU GO TO YOUR PHONES

RIGHT NOW, EVERY DOLLAR YOU

PLEDGE WILL BE MATCHED

AGAINST THIS $51,000, ALMOST

$52,000, CHALLENGE.

THIS IS THE TIME TO ACT.

GO TO YOUR PHONES NOW.

TERRY, BACK TO YOU.

Terry: THANKS, WENDY.

AS A YOUNG, SINGLE MOM

TRYING TO FINISH SCHOOL, SHE

OFTEN HAD A HARD TIME

PUTTING FOOD ON THE TABLE.

THAT IS UNTIL SHE GOT HELP

FROM A FOOD PANTRY SUPPORTED

BY CBN'S "OPERATION

BLESSING."

Reporter: WHEN FALISA

ALLEN WAS 19 YEARS OLD, SHE

GOT PREGNANT AND BECAME A

MOM.

SHE LOVED HER DAUGHTER

LANIE, BUT WITH NO ONE TO

HELP HER, SHE FELL INTO A

DEEP DEPRESSION.

I THINK I JUST LOST IT.

I WAS VERY ISOLATED.

I FELT VERY ALONE.

Reporter: THAT ALL

CHANGED WHEN HER UNCLE

TALKED TO HER ABOUT GOD.

SHE PRAYED AND GAVE HER LIFE

TO GOD.

JESUS REALLY STARTED

TALKING TO ME.

I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW GOD WAS

REAL, AND ALL OF A SUDDEN I

OPENED HIS BIBLE AND ALL OF

THESE QUESTIONS WERE BEING

ANSWERED.

Reporter: SHE MOVED TO

BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA, AND

SHE WENT TO MINISTRY

SCHOOL.

BUT SHE HAD A HARD TIME

WORKING, GOING TO SCHOOL,

AND PROVIDING FOR A FAMILY.

IT IS HARD TO PROVIDE FOR

A LITTLE GIRL.

Reporter: SHE FOUND

HELP THROUGH THE CHURCH.

"OPERATION BLESSING"

PARTNERS WITH "HEALING

PLACE."

PASTOR TERRY FRANKS WORKS IN

THE OUTREACH CENTER.

WE BELIEVE "OPERATION

BLESSING" AND OUR

PARTNERSHIPS CAN GO SO FAR.

WHAT IT DOES IS OPENS THAT

DOOR, SO YOU CAN SHARE THE

GOSPEL WITH THEM.

WHEN YOUR CABINETS GET

BARE, SOMETIMES YOU KNOW

WHERE THE NEXT MEAL IS GOING

TO COME FROM.

AND YOU WALK IN, AND HERE IS

THIS BAG FULL OF GROCERIES.

IT IS THE BIGGEST RELIEF YOU

CAN IMAGINE.

Reporter: SHE GRADUATED

FROM THE MINISTRY PROGRAM.

AND TODAY SHE WORKS

FULL-TIME FOR A NON-PROFIT

THAT MINISTERS TO SINGLE

MOMS.

I HAVE SO MUCH JOY.

I CAN'T WAIT TO WAKE UP AND

SEE HOW GOD IS GOING TO USE

ME.

Reporter: WITH THE HELP

OF "OPERATION BLESSING," SHE

AND HER DAUGHTER KEPT FROM

GOING HUNGRY, GREW CLOSER TO

GOD, AND ARE NOW ABLE TO

GIVE BACK BY HELPING

OTHERS.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR

PUTTING FOOD ON MY TABLE,

FOR FEEDING MY DAUGHTER WHEN

I COULDN'T.

IT MAKES A HUGE DIFFERENCE.

IT IS A RELIEF TO ME, AS A

MOM, A SINGLE MOM, JUST TO

BE ABLE TO GET THROUGH THAT

MONTH UNTIL MY NEXT

PAYCHECK.

Terry: IT IS A

DIFFICULT THING TO MAKE ENDS

MEET WHEN THERE ARE TWO OF

YOU WORKING AND SUPPLYING

INCOME, BUT FOR A SINGLE

MOM, THAT IS A TOUGH ROAD TO

HOE.

AND YOU CAME ALONG IS SIDE

FALISA, AND SAID, LET US

HELP YOU.

THAT'S THE KIND OF THING

WE'RE DOING EVERY DAY IN THE

LIVES OF LITERALLY MILLIONS

OF PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD.

WILL YOU GO TO YOUR PHONE

AND CALL RIGHT NOW.

THE NUMBER IS TOLL-FREE,

1-800-759-0700.

LET ME SHOW YOU THE VARIOUS

CLUB LEVELS YOU CAN JOIN

AT.

WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT A

REGULAR "700 CLUB"

MEMBERSHIP, 65 CENTS A DAY,

$20 MONTH.

IF YOU'RE ALREADY A MEMBER,

WHY DON'T YOU GO UP TO "700

CLUB" GOLD, AND THAT'S $40.

IF YOU'RE A GOLD CLUB

MEMBER, ASK THE LORD IF HE'D

HAVE YOU MOVE UP TO THE

THOUSAND LEVEL, $84.

AND THE CHAIRMAN'S LEVELS IS

$5,000 A YEAR, AND IT

TRANSLATES TO $417 A MONTH.

AND THERE IS A GROUP OF

PEOPLE CALLED THE CHAIRMANS'

CIRCLE, AND THEY GIVE

$10,000 OR MORE A YEAR.

PRAY.

REACH OUT TO THE WORLD WITH

LOVE AND HELP, PRACTICAL

HELP IN A VERY PRACTICAL

WAY.

YOU CAN BE A PART OF THAT.

SO, PLEASE, CALL RIGHT NOW.

GORDON?

Gordon: WHEN TYPHOON H

YAN HAPPENED LAST YEAR, THEY

LOST EVERYTHING.

BUT "OPERATION BLESSING" IS

GIVING THEM EVERYTHING THEY

NEED TO GET BACK TO WORK AND

HELP THEIR FAMILIES.

MY FATHER TAUGHT ME SPEAR

FISHING TECHNIQUES, WITH THE

BLESSING OF THE SEA FOR OUR

LIVELIHOOD.

Reporter: HE NEVER

IMAGINED THAT THE SAME OCEAN

THAT PROVIDED FOOD FOR HIS

FAMILY WOULD DESTROY HIS

BOAT.

BUT THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED

WHEN A TYPHOON RIPPED

THROUGH THEIR TOWNS.

WE HAD TO HOLD ON TO THE

TREES UNTIL THE WATER WENT

DOWN.

MY BOAT WAS TIED TO THIS

TREE, BUT IT BROKE INTO

THREE PARTS AND ENDED UP ON

THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BAY.

Reporter: FOR THREE

DAYS, THE COUPLE SURVIVED ON

COCONUTS AND RICE.

OUR SITUATION WAS

HOPELESS.

I KNEW WE COULDN'T DEPEND ON

THE RELIEF SUPPLIES

FOREVER.

I HAD TO START FISHING

AGAIN, BUT IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE

WITHOUT A BOAT.

Reporter: HE JOINED

WITH OTHER FISHERMEN AND

RENTED A BOAT TO FISH, BUT

AFTER THE RENT, THERE WAS

LITTLE LEFT FOR FOOD.

THEY JOINED TOGETHER AND

BUILT BOATS, WITH CBN.

I AM VERY PLEASED WITH

THE MATERIALS CBN USED FOR

THE BOAT.

IT IS BIGGER THAN THE BOAT I

LOST.

I CAN GO ANYWHERE TO FISH.

Reporter: HE IS NOW

FISHING IN DEEPER WATERS,

AND HE MADE ENOUGH EXTRA

MONEY TO START A CRAFT

BUSINESS FOR HIS WIFE.

IT WAS A TOTAL DISASTER.

GOD USED CBN TO GIVE US THIS

GREAT HOPE.

I WISH I COULD HUG ALL OF

YOU WHO GIVE TO CBN.

THANK YOU.

Gordon: AND THANK YOU.

IF YOU'RE A MEMBER OF "THE

700 CLUB," YOU'RE A PART OF

THAT BECAUSE A PORTION OF

EVERY GIFT TO "THE 700 CLUB"

GOES INTO THE WORK OF

"OPERATION BLESSING" TO HELP

PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD.

SO IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART

OF EVERYTHING WE'RE DOING,

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

IT'S REAL EASY.

JUST CALL US.

1-800-759-0700.

SAY, YES, WH I WANT TO BE

APORT OF IT.

I WANT TO JOIN "THE 700

CLUB."

I'VE GOT SOME EXCITING

NEWS.

TWO PARTNERS, ONE FROM

CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA,

AND ANOTHER ONE FROM NEW

YORK CITY, IS SAYING, WE

WANT TO ADD TO THIS

CHALLENGE, AND TOGETHER

THEY'RE GOING TO ADD

$110,000.

[APPLAUSE]

Gordon: THAT WILL TAKE

IT UP TO $161,9023, AND WE

GET UNTIL THE END OF THE

HOUR.

LET'S PRAY.

LORD, WE ASK FOR BLESSING

FOR THE PARTNERS WHO MADE IT

POSSIBLE TO ISSUE THIS

CHALLENGE.

WE ASK FOR INCREASE FOR

THEM, AS THEY HAVE OFFERED

GENEROUSLY, THAT YOU WILL

PROVIDE GENEROUSLY FOR

THEM.

FOR THOSE WATCHING RIGHT

NOW, STIR THEIR HEARTS.

ENCOURAGE THEM.

YOUR PEOPLE WILL BE WILLING

IN THE DAY OF YOUR POWER.

WE ASK IT ALL IN JESUS'

NAME.

AMEN.

YOU HEARD IT, $161,000 ON

THE CHALLENGE.

WE'VE GOT 23 MINUTES AND 26

SECONDS ON THAT CLOCK.

WE NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU.

SO CALL US RIGHT NOW.

1-800-759-0700.

WHEN YOU CALL, ASK FOR

PLEDGE EXPRESS.

THAT'S ELECTRONIC MONTHLY

GIVING, WHERE THE BANK DOES

ALL OF THE WORK.

THERE ARE NO CHECKS TO

WRITE, NOTHING TO MAIL IN.

WE SAVE SO MUCH ON THE

PROCESSING, WE CAN SEND AS

OUR GIFT TO YOU "POWER FOR

LIFE," MONTHLY TEACHINGS

C.D.s.

ASK FOR THEM WHEN YOU CALL,

OR WHEN YOU GO TO CBN AND

GIVE MONTHLY ON THE

INTERNET, YOU AUTOMATICALLY

SIGN UP FOR PLEDGE EXPRESS.

LET'S GO TO WENDY ON THE

PHONES.

Wendy: THE BIBLE TALKS

ABOUT A TIME WHEN THE LAND

OF ISRAEL WILL REJOICE AND

BLOSSOM AS A ROSE.

TODAY, WITH HARD WORK AND

INNOVATION, THAT PROPHECY IS

COMING TRUE.

IN 1867, MARK TWAIN

TOURED THE LAND OF ISRAEL.

HERE IS HOW HE DESCRIBED IT,

A DESOLATE COUNTRY, A

SILENT, MOURNFUL EXPANSE.

TODAY, MARK TWAIN WOULDN'T

EVEN RES NICE THIS AREA.

ISRAELIS HAVE CREATED

VINEYARDS AND FARMS WITH

SOME OF THE MOST INNOVATIVE

TECHNIQUES IN THE WORLD.

Wendy: LOOK, WHAT

HAPPENED TO ISRAEL WAS AN

ABSOLUTE MIRACLE.

GOD IS A GOD OF MIRACLES,

AND WHAT HE DID FOR ISRAEL,

HE WANTS TO DO FOR YOU.

YOU CAN LEARN HOW IN OUR NEW

TEACHING CALLED "LIVING

UNDER GOD'S BLESSING."

YOU CAN ENJOY THE FAVOR,

WISDOM, AND PROTECTION OF

GOD AND SO MUCH MORE.

THIS IS OUR GIFT TO YOU WHEN

YOU CALL AND SAY, YES, I

WANT TO JOINING "700 CLUB."

IT IS JUST 65 CENTS A DAY,

$20 A MONTH, TO SAVE THE

WORLD.

WE'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF A BIG

CHALLENGE.

$161,000, WITH JUST 21

MINUTES LEFT ON THE CLOCK.

THAT MEANS EVERY DOLLAR YOU

PLEDGE RIGHT NOW WILL BE

MATCHED DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR.

IF YOU'RE ALREADY A "700

CLUB" MEMBER AT $20 A MONTH,

I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU SO

MUCH.

BUT I WANT TO CHALLENGE YOU

TO TAKE IT UP TO THE NEXT

LEVEL, THE GOLD LEVEL, AND

THAT'S $40 A MONTH.

AND WE WANT TO GIVE YOU

THREE D.V.D.s.

AND IF YOU CAN DO MORE, OUR

THOUSAND CLUB LEVEL, WE'RE

GOING TO BLESS YOU BACK WITH

FIVE D.V.D.s.

GO TO YOUR PHONES RIGHT NOW,

GORDON?

Gordon: WHEN LINDA LEFT

A STRESSFUL JOB, SHE KNEW

THE FAMILY BUDGET WOULD BE

TIGHT.

BUT SHE AND HER HUSBAND HAD

A PLAN THAT KEPT THEM OUT OF

DEBT UNTIL SHE FOUND A NEW

JOB.

Reporter: LINDA JESSE

WAS EXCITED TO GET A

PROMOTION AT HER GOVERNMENT

JOB, UNTIL SHE DISCOVERED

SOME OF HER NEW

RESPONSIBILITIES CONFLICTED

WITH HER CHRISTIAN FAITH.

I COULDN'T DO IT.

AND I DIDN'T KNOW HOW TO

BALANCE THAT DECISION-MAKING

BETWEEN WHAT I KNEW WAS

MORALLY RIGHT AND BEING AN

HONORABLE EMPLOYEE, BEING

RIGHT BY WHAT I WAS HIRED TO

DO.

THE MORAL CONFLICT BECAME SO

INTENSE THAT IT STARTED

TAKING ITS PHYSICAL TOLL ON

ME, ON MY HEALTH.

I STARTED NOTICING I WAS

HAVING INCREASED BACK PAIN

AND LEG PAIN AND NECK PAIN.

Reporter: LINDA AND HER

HUSBAND, DAN, KNEW THE FIRST

STEP WAS TO PRAY.

MY JOB WAS THE CORE

CENTER OF OUR INCOME.

IT WAS THE ONE CONSISTENT

THING THAT WE HAD, BEING IN

GOVERNMENT.

AND I NEED TOD NEEDED TO

HAVE THIS CONVERSATION WITH

GOD BECAUSE I KNEW HE DID

NOT CREATE ME TO LIVE LIKE

THIS.

I HEARD THE LORD IMMEDIATELY

TELL ME, LEAVE YOUR JOB.

YOU HAVE MY BLESSING.

LEAVE YOUR JOB.

SHE TOLD ME SHE WAS

QUITTING HER JOB.

AND I SAID, OKAY.

IF THAT'S WHAT YOU NEED TO

DO, DO IT.

AND THE STRESS WAS GONE FROM

HER.

Reporter: THE COUPLE

KNEW THEIR FINANCES WOULD BE

TIGHTER THAN EVER, BUT THEY

HAD A PLAN.

THEY STARTED GIVING

CONSISTENTLY TO THEIR CHURCH

AND TO CBN.

WE GAVE A SET AMOUNT.

WE GAVE $100 A MONTH.

WE KNEW NO MATTER WHAT, WE

COULD DO THAT.

THE KINGDOM IS ALL THAT

MATTERS.

AND THAT'S WHAT HE SHARED

WITH ME.

IT DOESN'T MATTER IF IT'S A

WOMAN AND AFRICA, A MAN IN

ASIA.

THESE ARE YOUR BROTHERS AND

SISTERS.

AND GOD BROUGHT IT IN AND

HONED IT IN AND SAID, THIS

IS WHAT MATTERS, THE KINGDOM

OF GOD.

Reporter: SIX MONTHS

AFTER LINDA LEFT HER JOB,

SHE GOT A TEMPORARY POSITION

WITH A SMALL COMPANY THAT

CREATES AND MANAGES

WEBSITES.

AND THEN A MONTH LATER...

THEY OFFERED ME A

FULL-TIME, PERMANENT

POSITION, AND THEN THEY

PROMOTED ME TO OPERATIONS

MANAGER.

IT HAS BEEN ONE BLESSING

AFTER ANOTHER.

Reporter: LINDA SAYS

SHE LOVES HER KNEW JOB, AND

THINGS ARE BETTER THAN

EVER.

THEY BOTH AGREE IT IS

BECAUSE THEY WERE OBEDIENT

TO GOD'S WORD.

YOU CAN'T OUTGIVE GOD.

YOU JUST CAN'T.

WHEN I SEE WHAT GOD HAS

GIVEN TO US, WHAT HE HAS

GIVEN TO MY WIFE, WITH HER

HEALTH AND WITH OUR

FINANCES, I COULDN'T GIVE

ENOUGH FOR WHAT HE HAS GIVEN

TO US.

GOD IS OUR SECURITY.

HE IS THE ONLY THING WE

SHOULD BE PU PUTTING OUR

SECURITY IN.

AND WHEN YOU TRUST HIM AND

YOU LET GO, WATCH OUT.

HE IS GOING TO TAKE YOU

PLACES YOU NEVER IMAGINED.

Gordon: WHEN YOU TRUST

HIM AND LET GO.

THAT'S ONE OF THE SECRETS.

TRUST AND OBEY FOR THERE IS

NO OTHER WAY TO BE HAPPY IN

JESUS.

WHEN YOU DO IT HIS WAY AND

SAY, LORD, I TRUST YOU.

I KNOW YOU HAVE MY FUTURE.

I KNOW YOU HAVE PLANS FOR

ME, TO GIVE ME A HOPE AND A

FUTURE.

YOU WANT TO SEE ME THROUGH,

THAT NO MATTER WHAT

DIFFICULTY YOU'RE FACING, HE

WILL COME THROUGH FOR YOU.

IF YOU WANT TO START A LIFE

OF DOING THAT, GIVE US A

CALL.

1-800-759-0700.

LET'S CHECK IN WITH THE RED

NUMBER.

WE'VE GOT $161,000 ON THE

CHALLENGE, AND $87,000 LEFT

TO GO WITH JUST 17 MINUTES

AND 20 SECONDS ON THAT

CLOCK.

SO WE NEED TO HEAR FROM

YOU.

YOUR GIFTS ARE DOUBLED

BECAUSE EXISTING CBN

PARTNERS ARE CHALLENGING

YOU.

THEY SAY THEY'LL MATCH YOUR

GIVING, DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR,

UP TO $161,000.

$87,000 IS LEFT ON THAT.

SO WE NEED TO HEAR FROM

YOU.

CALL US NOW.

TERRY?

Terry: CBN'S "ORPHANS'

PROMISE" HAS HELPED HUNDREDS

OF THOUSANDS OF AT-RISK

CHILDREN AROUND THE WORLD.

WE'RE NOT JUST HELPING

ORPHANS.

WE'RE HELPING ENTIRE

FAMILIES WHO ARE STRUGGLING

TO KEEP THEIR CHILDREN SAFE

AND HEALTHY.

Reporter: ZERA HAS 11

CHILDREN.

THE YOUNGEST FOUR LIVE AT

HOME.

THEY HAVE NO ELECTRICITY OR

RUNNING WATER, AND AN OLD

STOVE BARELY KEEPS THE HOUSE

WARM.

ZERA'S HUSBAND IS DISABLED,

AND SHE CAN'T FIND STEADY

WORK.

SOMETIMES I GO WEEKS

WITHOUT WORK.

SOMETIMES I'M FORCED TO BEG

BECAUSE WE MUST FEED OUR

CHILDREN.

TODAY THEY HAD NOTHING TO

EAT YET, AND I DON'T HAVE

ANYTHING TO FEED THEM.

Reporter: SHE RELIES ON

HER FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST

EVERY DAY.

AND THAT'S GIVEN HER A

COMPASSIONATE HEART.

RECENTLY I TOOK IN A GIRL

WHO HAD NO FATHER OR

MOTHER.

SHE LIVED HERE AND THERE A

FEW DAYS AT A TIME, AND I

FELT SORRY FOR HER.

I KNOW HOW HARD IT IS TO

LIVE THAT WAY.

SHE IS A GOOD GIRL.

Reporter: FOR YEARS

ZERA HAS PRAYED FOR A BETTER

HOME.

I DO NOT HAVE MONEY TO

BUY A GOOD HOUSE.

ALL I WANT IS A FEW BEDS, A

CABINET, AND A TABLE.

THOSE THINGS ARE TOO

EXPENSIVE FOR ME.

BUT I KNOW WITH ALL THINGS

GOD IS POSSIBLE.

I BELIEVE THAT GOD IS KIND

AND HE WILL NOT FORSAKE US.

Reporter: WITHOUT A

BETTER HOUSE, WE KNEW THAT

ALL OF THE KIDS WERE IN

DANGER OF BEING TAKEN BY

SOCIAL SERVICES AND PUT INTO

AN ORPHANAGE.

WE WANTED TO KEEP THIS

FAMILY TOGETHER.

SO CBN'S "ORPHANS' PROMISE"

BUILT THEM A NEW HOME AND

GAVE EVERYONE NEW BEDS.

NOW I KNOW GOD HEARD MY

PRAYERS.

SEEING THE NEW HOUSE FILLS

ME WITH PRIDE AND JOY.

I LIKE OUR NEW HOUSE.

WE HAVE PLACES TO PLAY

AND TO SLEEP.

IT IS NICE.

THIS HOUSE IS A LOT BETTER

THAN WHAT WE HAD BEFORE.

I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE

WHO HELPED US.

FROM THE PEOPLE WHO DONATED,

TO THE ONES WHO BUILT THE

HOUSE.

EVERY NIGHT I THANK GOD FOR

THIS BLESSING.

Terry: ZERA IS A

HARD-WORKING MOM, TRYING TO

KEEP HER LIFE AND HER FAMILY

TOGETHERMENT AND YOTOGETHER.

AND YOU ALLOWED US TO COME

ALONGSIDE OF HER IN A

SPECIAL WAY AND REALLY LET

HER KNOW THAT GOD HEARS HER

PRAYER AND SEES HER NEEDS

AND THAT HE CARES.

GOD USES YOU AND I DO TO

THAT.

OUR NUMBER IS TOLL-FREE.

IT'S 1-800-759-0700.

CALL RIGHT NOW.

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

WE'VE GOT A GREAT BIG

CHALLENGE BEFORE US.

AND WHILE IT IS A CHALLENGE,

IT IS A BLESSING TO YOU

BECAUSE WHEN YOU CALL, IT

MEANS EVERY DOLLAR YOU

PLEDGE WILL BE MANAGED

DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR.

SO YOUR GIVING GOES TWICE AS

FAR RIGHT NOW.

BY THE WAY, WHEN YOU CALL

US, IF YOU USE PLEDGE

EXPRESS, IT IS ELECTRONIC

GIVING, AND YOU DON'T NEED

AN ENVELOPES OR STAMPS.

AND IT PUTS MORE OF THE

MONEY INTO FAMILIES LIKE

ZERA.

AND WHEN YOU CALL, SAY YOU

WANT TO USE PLEDGE EXPRESS.

OUR WAY OF SAYING THANK YOU

IS TO SEND YOU "POWER FOR

LIFE," AND THESE ARE OUR

MONTHLY TEACHINGS, AND WE

BELIEVE THEY WILL BE A GREAT

BLESSING TO YOU.

GORDON?

Gordon: THE CHALLENGE

IS $161,000, AND THAT RED

NUMBER IS $74,000.

NEATVILLE, TEXAS SAYS WE'RE

GOING TO SUPPLY THE NEED.

$9,600.

THAT TAKES US DOWN TO

$64,000 ON THE RED NUMBER,

WITH JUST 13 MINUTES AND 18

SECONDS ON THE CLOCK.

GO TO THE PHONE AND CALL US,

AND SAY, YES, I WANT TO BE A

PART OF IT.

I WANT TO BE A PART OF

EVERYTHING YOU'RE DOING

AROUND THE WORLD.

CALL US NOW,

1-800-759-0700.

WELL, IN PARTS OF PERU CLEAN

DRINKING WATER IS SCARCE.

AND THAT'S WHY "OPERATION

BLESSING" IS GIVING FAMILIES

AN EASY WAY TO GET CLEAN

WATER ANYWHERE.

Reporter: WHEN A

POLLUTED RIVER NEAR YOUR

HOME IS THE ONLY SOURCE OF

WATER FOR DRINKING, BATHING,

AND COOKING, YOU USE IT.

SOMETIMES I FOUND DIRTY

DIAPERS AND WORMS AND OTHER

NASTY THINGS IN IT.

Reporter: FOR MIRLA AND

HER FAMILY, THE WATER FROM

THE RIVER WASN'T JUST DIRTY,

IT WAS DANGEROUS.

MY SON SAID, MOMMY, MY

STOMACH HURTS.

HE TOLD ME HE WANTED TO

DIE.

I FELT SO GUILTY FOR GIVING

HIM THIS WATER.

Reporter: MIRLA HAD

LEARNED ABOUT WATER-BORNE

BACTERIA AT AN "OPERATION

BLESSING" PROGRAM AT HER

CHILDREN'S SCHOOL.

BUT WITH NO CLEAN WATER

SOURCE NEARBY, THE FAMILY

HAD NO OTHER OPTIONS.

I HAD NO MONEY TO BY

WATER.

SO WE HAD TO USE THE WATER

FROM THE RIVER, WHICH I KEPT

GIVING TO MY KIDS BECAUSE

THEY WERE THIRSTY.

Reporter: SO "OPERATION

BLESSING" PROVIDED THE

FAMILY WITH THIS KNEW,

INEXPENSIVE FAMILY FILTER.

MIRLA SIMPLY POURS THE DIRTY

WATER IN AND THE FILTER

CLEANS ALL OF THE BACTERIA

AND DEBRIS.

THE FILTER WILL LAST THREE

YEARS BEFORE IT NEEDS TO BE

REPLACED.

I LOVE THE FILTER YOU

HAVE GIVEN US.

NOW MY CHILDREN DON'T GET

SICK ALL OF THE TIME.

AND THEY DON'T HAVE TO DRINK

THIS YELLOW WATER ANYMORE.

Reporter:

"OPERATION BLESSING" ALSO

TAUGHT THE KIDS AT SCHOOL

ABOUT BASIC HYGIENE, LIKE

WASHING THEIR HANDS.

AND WE ALSO GAVE EACH CHILD

AND FAMILY MEMBER A PILL,

WHICH WILL KILL PARASITES

FOR SIX MONTHS.

I AM REALLY GRATEFUL FOR

WHAT YOU HAVE DONE FOR MY

FAMILY AND ME.

THANK YOU, "OPERATION

BLESSING."

Gordon: IMAGINE, NOT

BEING ABLE TO HAVE ACCESS TO

CLEAN DRINKING WATER.

HERE IN THE UNITED STATES,

WE TAKE IT FOR GRANTED.

WE JUST GO TO THE FAUCET, WE

TURN IT ON.

AND WE EXPECT THAT WATER TO

BE DRINKABLE, AND WE DON'T

EXPECT TO GET ANY DISEASES

FROM IT.

BUT IN MANY PLACES AROUND

THE WORLD, THAT'S NOT THE

CASE.

AND WE WANT TO BE THERE FOR

THEM TO TAKE AWAY THOSE KIND

OF DISEASES THAT LITERALLY

KILL INFANTS.

YOU CAN TRANSFORM A FAMILY

BY BEING ABLE TO SAY, YOU'RE

NO LONGER GOING TO HAVE

INTESTINAL DISEASES.

YOU'RE NO LONGER GOING TO

WASTE AWAY WITH THIS KIND OF

PARASITE INSIDE YOU.

IMAGINE BEING ABLE TO SAY, I

WAS PART OF THAT.

YOU CAN.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS JOIN

"THE 700 CLUB."

CALL US NOW.

1-800-759-0700.

SAY, YES, I WANT TO BE A

PART OF IT.

IT'S JUST $20 A MONTH, 65

CENTS A DAY.

SOME OF YOU SAY, I CAN GIVE

AT A HIGHER LEVEL.

WE'VE GOT "700 CLUB" GOLD,

WHICH IS $40.

AND THE THOUSAND CLUB IS

$1,000 A YEAR, $84.

2500 CLUB IS $2500 A YEAR.

AND FOUNDER, $5,000 A YEAR,

AND THEN THE CHAIRMAN'S

CIRCLE, $10,000 OR MORE A

YEAR.

WE'VE GOT $53,000 TO GO ON

THE CHALLENGE.

WE NEED SOME BIG GIFTS TO

COME IN IN ORDER TO MAKE

THIS.

WE WANT TO GO WAY OVER THE

TOP ON THIS.

SO CALL US NOW,

1-800-759-0700.

LET'S GO OVER TO WENDY.

Wendy: GORDON, IN

PLACES LIKE CHINA, INDIA,

AND AFRICA, CHRISTIANITY HAS

BECOME THE FASTEST GROWING

RELIGION.

AND PAT ROBERTSON EXPLAINS

WHY THAT IS SO SIGNIFICANT

IN OUR NEW D.V.D. CALLED

"LIVING UNDER GOD'S

BLESSINGS."

Wendy: ISRAEL IS NOT

ONLY GOD'S PROPHETIC TIME

TABLE TO THE RETURN OF

JESUS, BUT IT IS ALSO A

PICTURE OF HOW GOD WANTS TO

BLESS YOU TODAY.

IF YOU WANT TO LEARN HOW, WE

HAVE THE PERFECT GIFT FOR

YOU, CALLED "LIVING UNDER

GOD'S BLESSING," AND YOU CAN

LEARN HOW TO SOLVE PROBLEMS,

AND THIS IS OUR GIFT TO YOU

WHEN YOU JUST CALL AND SAY,

YES, I WANT TO JOIN "700

CLUB."

HOW MUCH IS THAT?

GREAT QUESTION.

$65 CENTS A DAY.

THAT'S IT, YOU HEARD ME, 65

CENTS A DAY.

AND WHEN WE ALL COME

TOGETHER, WE CAN ALL MAKE A

HUGE DIFFERENCE.

WE NEED YOUR HELP.

WE'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF A

$161,000, WITH JUST EIGHT

MINUTES LEFT ON THE CLOCK.

IF YOU'RE ALREADY A CBN

PARTNER, THANK YOU SO MUCH.

I'D LIKE TO CHALLENGE YOU,

THOUGH.

LET'S GO TO THE NEXT LEVEL.

GOD HAS MORE FOR YOU.

AND WHEN WE GIVE, HE GIVES

BACK.

SO IF YOU GO TO $40 A MONTH,

OUR GOLD LEVEL, WE'RE GOING

TO BLESS YOU BACK WITH THREE

D.V.D.s.

IF YOU CAN DO MORE, A

THOUSAND CLUB LEVEL, $84 A

MONTH, THAT'S IT, AND WE'RE

GOING TO SEND YOU FIVE

D.V.D.s.

WE NEED YOUR HELP RIGHT

NOW.

GORDON?

Gordon: LET'S CHECK IN

ON THE RED NUMBER.

WE'VE GOT $41,000.

AND SEVEN MINUTES AND 33

SECONDS ON THAT CLOCK.

WE'RE HEARING FROM

DORCHESTER, MASSACHUSETTS,

$6,000, PLEDGE EXPRESS.

THAT TAKES US DOWN TO

$35,000 ON THE RED NUMBER.

WE WANT TO GO OVER THE TOP.

SO GIVE US A CALL RIGHT

NOW.

1-800-759-0700.

WELL, WHEN HER HUSBAND

WALKED OUT, A WOMAN IN LAOS

FACED A CHALLENGE SHE NEVER

EXPECTED: SHE HAD TO KEEP

HER CHILDREN FROM STARVING,

EVEN IF IT MEANT BEGGING IN

THE STREETS.

SEGON AND HER BROTHER

WERE VERY YOUNG WHEN THEIR

DAD LEFT HOME AND NEVER

RETURNED.

IT WAS SAD TO GROW UP

WITHOUT A FATHER.

I KEPT WONDERING WHY HE LEFT

US.

Reporter: AFTER THEIR

DAD LEFT, SEGON'S MOM

COULDN'T FIND WORK AND OFTENúú

BEGGED FOR FOOD FOR HER

CHILDREN.

SOMETIMES THAT TOOK HER FAR

FROM HOME.

ONE DAY WE WERE

STARVING.

I COULDN'T WAIT FOR MOM ANY

LONGER.

SO WE WENT TO MY FRIEND'S

HOUSE TO ASK FOR SOMETHING

TO EAT.

Reporter: EVENTUALLY,

SHE BEGGED A NEIGHBOR TO

HIRE HER HAS A WEAVER.

FOR 12 HOURS WORK, SHE MADE

A DOLLAR.

THEN ONE DAY SOMEONE FROM

CBN SAW HER CREATIONS AND

OFFERED TO HIP HER SET UP

HER OWN BUSINESS.

WE GAVE HER A NEW LOOM AND

THREADS TO MAKE ITEMS.

AND WE POURED A CEMENT FLOOR

TO KEEP HER LOOMS SAFE AND

DRY.

HER INCOME HAS INCREASED 10

TIMES, AND WITH HER PROFITS,

SHE ALSO STARTED A FISH

FARM.

I'M GLAD TO SEE MY MOM

SMILING WHILE WEAVING WITH

HER OWN WOMB.

I'M GRATEFUL FOR THE LOVE

AND CARE THAT YOU HAVE

SHOWED MY FAMILY.

THE NEW LOOM WAS THE START

OF A NEW LIFE FOR US.

NOTHING COMPARES TO THE JOY

IN MY HEART.

I WANT TO HUG THE PEOPLE

FROM CBN.

Gordon: I WANT TO HUG

THE PEOPLE FROM CBN.

THEY'RE REJOICING OVER YOU,

IF YOU'RE A MEMBER OF "THE

700 CLUB."

THEY'RE THANKING YOU FOR

MAKING SUCH A SIGNIFICANT

DIFFERENCE IN THEIR LIVES.

AND YOU CAN BE A PART OF IT

BY JUST CALLING US.

IF YOU'RE ALREADY A MEMBER

OF "THE 700 CLUB," WILL YOU

CONSIDER DOUBLING THIS

YEAR?

CAN YOU CONSIDER GOING TO

"700 CLUB" GOLD?

AND THAT'S $40 A MONTH, OR

EVEN THOUSAND CLUB, WHICH IS

$1,000 A YEAR, AND THAT

BREAKS OUT TO $84 A MONTH.

AT WHATEVER LEVEL GOD IS

SPEAKING TO YOU, WE'VE GOT

$28,000 ON THAT RED NUMBER,

AND WE NEED TO TAKE THAT

DOWN TO ZERO TO MAKE THIS A

$1161,000 CHALLENGE.

CALL US NOW,

1-800-759-0700.

TERRY?

Terry: AS A SINGLE MOM,

DOSI WAS DETERMINED TO

PROVIDE FOR HER CHILDREN.

AND ALTHOUGH SHE WORKED

HARD, SHE ONLY EARNED A FEW

PENNIES A DAY.

SO WE DECIDED TO MAKE HER

JOB A LITTLE EASIER.

AFTER HER HUSBAND ABANDONED

HER, DOSI HAD TO FIND A WAY

TO FEED HER CHILDREN ON HER

OWN.

MY CHILDREN ARE TOO YOUNG

TO TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES.

SO I HAD TO THINK OF A JOB

THAT I COULD DO AT HOME.

I DECIDED TO STITCH

CLOTHES.

Terry: DOSI COLLECTED

MATERIAL FROM TAILERING

SHOPS AND STITCHED THE

BORDERS.

I DID ALL OF THE

STITCHING WITH MY HANDS.

SOMETIMES I POKED MYSELF

WITH THE NEEDLE.

MY HANDS AND FINGERS WOULD

BE IN A LOT OF PAIN.

BUT I KNEW I HAD NO OTHER

OPTION.

Terry: DOSI ONLY EARNED

EIGHT CENTS FOR EACH SARI.

A WHO DAY'S WORK COULD

HARDLY PUT FOOD ON THE

TABLE.

BUT THEN CBN HEARD ABOUT HER

FAMILY AND IMMEDIATELY GAVE

HER EXACTLY WHAT SHE NEEDED,

A BRAND NEW SEWING MACHINE.

WE ALSO TALKED WITH DOSI

ABOUT JESUS CHRIST.

AND TOLD HER THAT HE LOVED

HER AND HER CHILDREN VERY

MUCH.

I WILL TELL EVERYONE THAT

THE LORD JESUS CHRIST SHOWED

HIS MERCY AND GOODNESS TO

US.

WITH THIS SEWING MACHINE,

CBN HAS BROUGHT HOPE TO MY

FAMILY.

I GIVE MY HEART-FELT THANKS

TO ALL OF YOU.

Terry: YOU'VE JUST SEEN

SEVERAL HARD-WORKING, SINGLE

MOMS.

THEY'RE NOT AFRAID TO WORK.

THEY JUST NEED A LITTLE HELP

TO GET THERE.

WILL YOU HELP US REACH OUT

TO THEM?

JOINING "THE 700 CLUB" IS AN

EASY WAY TO DO THAT.

THERE IS OUR NUMBER,

1-800-759-0700.

A BIG CHALLENGE IN FRONT OF

US, GORDON.

WHEN THEY CALL NOW, EVERY

DOLLAR IS MATCHED DOLLAR FOR

DOLLAR.

Gordon: $161,000,923 IS

THE CHALLENGE AMOUNT.

THAT MEANS YOUR GIFT WILL BE

AUTOMATICALLY DOUBLED OVER

THE NEXT TWO MINUTES AND 30

SECONDS.

WE'VE GOT $19,000 LEFT ON

THIS.

THAT'S THE RED NUMBER.

WE NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU

WITH LESS THAN THREE MINUTES

TO GO.

CALL US NOW.

I WANT TO TAKE YOU TO

INDONESIA TO MEET A COUPLE

WHO'S CHILD WAS DYING.

HERE IS A LOOK AT HOW PEOPLE

JUST LIKE YOU HELPED SAVE

HIS LIFE.

LITTLE DEON STARTED

GETTING SICK WHEN HE WAS A

BABY, AND HIS PARENTS DIDN'T

KNOW WHY.

WE TOOK HIM TO A DOCTOR

IN THE CITY TWO DIFFERENT

TIMES, BUT HE COULDN'T

DIAGNOSE WHAT WAS WRONG WITH

HIM.

OUR HEARTS WERE BROKEN.

WE WERE SAD TO SEE OUR SON

GROWING WEAKER EACH DAY.

Reporter: THAT'S WHEN

THE FAMILY LEARNED ABOUT A

FREE "OPERATION BLESSING"

CLINIC.

THIS IS A PHOTO OF DION WHEN

THEY FIRST EXAMINED HIM AND

DIAGNOSED HI WITDIAGNOSED

HIM WITH SEVERE DIAGNOSIS.

HE WAS SO WEAK HE

COULDN'T STAND UP.

Reporter:

"OPERATION BLESSING" GAVE

HIM ANTIBIOTICS AND A

SPECIAL FORMULA TO HELP HIM

GAIN WAIT.

WHEN WE CAME FOR A FOLLOWUP

VISIT, WE DISCOVERED WHY THE

FAMILY HAD BEEN SICK, FILTHY

MATTRESSES.

SO "OPERATION BLESSING" GAVE

THEM NEW MATTRESSES AND

CLEANED THE HOUSE AND BUILT

A PLATFORM FOR THEM.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL

OF THE LOVE YOU HAVE GIVEN

US.

Gordon: IF YOU'RE A

MEMBER OF "THE 700 CLUB,"

YOU'RE PART OF THAT.

THANK YOU FOR BLESSING THAT

WONDERFUL FAMILY.

WE'RE CLOSING IN ON THE

FINAL SECONDS OF A

$162,000.

WE'VE GOT SOME GREAT NEWS.

A MEMBER IN FLORIDA SAYING I

WANT TO DOUBLE THIS YEAR,

I'M GOING TO FOUNDER.

$5,000.

AND ROCKY MOUNTAIN, NORTH

CAROLINA, A WONDERFUL GIFT,

ONE TIME, $27,000!

[APPLAUSE]

Gordon: THAT IS

ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE.

THAT TAKES US WAY OVER THE

TOP.

IT HAS BEEN A GLORIOUS DAY,

WITH $162,000 ON THAT

CHALLENGE, AND WE'VE GOT 14

SECONDS, AND WE'RE GOING TO

COUNT EVERYTHING, BUT WE'RE

OVER IT, WE'RE OVER THE

GOAL.

SO LET'S REVEAL.

WE HAD IT UP AND THEN NOT.

ALL RIGHT, $186,552.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM HEBREWS 11: "NOW

FAITH IS THE SUBSTANCE OF

THINGS HOPED FOR, THE

EVIDENCE OF THINGS NOT

SEEN."

LOOK TO JESUS TODAY.

HE IS THE AUTHOR AND THE

FINISHER OF YOUR FAITH.

AND LET HIS FAITH COME

THROUGH YOU.

LET HIM BEGIN IT, LET HIM

FINISH IT, LET HIM COMPLETE

IT IN YOU TODAY.

GOD BLESS YOU.

WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN.

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