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The 700 Club - May 22, 2014

Are You a Prisoner of Your Finances? Larry and Melanie lived paycheck to paycheck. They felt like prisoners to money. Just when they thought they'd never get ahead, one decision changed their financial future forever. Learn what it was. Read Transcript


[APPLAUSE]

Gordon: WELL, WELCOME

TO "THE 700 CLUB."

A 15-YEAR-OLD NIGERIAN GIRL

SAYS BOKO HARAM BROKE INTO

HER HOME.

AND SHOT HER FATHER BECAUSE

HE WAS A CHRISTIAN.

Terry: THE ISLAMIC

TERRORIST ALSO KILLED HER

BROTHER, AND NOW SHE SAYS

SHE WANTS THE WORLD TO HEAR

HER STORY.

HERE IS REPORTER MARK

MARTIN.

Mark: DEBRA PETER TOLD

THE HOUSE COMMITTEE SEVERAL

MEMBERS OF BOKO HARAM CAME

TO THEIR DOOR IN LATE

DECEMBER OF 2011 AND

DEMANDED THE FATHER, A

PASTOR, RENOUNCE HIS

CHRISTIAN FAITH.

HE SAID HE COULDN'T.

SO THEY SHOT HIM.

THEY SHOOT MY DAD IN HIS

CHEST THREE TIMES.

AND MY DAD STARTED MOVING,

AND MY BROTHER WAS IN SHOCK,

YOU KNOW, AND STARTED

YELLING AT THEM, WHAT DID MY

DAD DO TO YOU?

WHY DO YOU KILL MY DAD?

Reporter: BUT SHE SAID

THEY DID NOT STOP THERE.

THEY SHOOT MY BROTHER

TWICE.

WHEN THEY SHOOT MY BROTHER,

THAT'S WHEN MY DAD DIED AND

MY BROTHER FALL, AND HE WAS

MOVING.

AND THEY SHOOT IN HIS

MOUTH.

AND THEN HE DIED.

WE CARE ABOUT DEBRA, HER

FRIENDS AND FAMILY.

WE CARE ABOUT A GIRL'S RIGHT

TO AN EDUCATION.

WE CARE ABOUT HUMAN RIGHTS

AND RELIGIOUS LIBERTY AND

THE FUTURE OF AFRICA'S

LARGEST COUNTRY.

Reporter: DEBRA IS A

NATIVE OF THE TOWN WHERE THE

NEARLY 300 SCHOOL GIRLS CAN

KIDNAPPED.

TO HELP THE RESCUE EFFORT,

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION

WILL SEND SOME 80 MILITARY

PERSONNEL, AND ALSO AN

UNARMED PREDATOR AIRCRAFT TO

NEIGHBORING CHAD.

THE MOSTLY AIR FORCE

PERSONNEL WILL FLY AND

MONITOR RECONNAISSANCE

AIRCRAFT, AND ALSO PROVIDE

GROUND SECURITY.

IN A LETTER TO U.S.

LAWMAKERS, PRESIDENT OBAMA

SAID THE U.S. WILL REMAIN

THERE UNTIL ITS SUPPORT IS

NO LONGER NEEDED TO BRING

THE GIRLS HOME.

A SENIOR DEFENSE OFFICIAL

SAYS THE MISSION IS NOT TO

GET BOKO HARAM, BUT TO GET

THE GIRLS.

BUT WHILE THE SEARCH

CONTINUES, BOKO HARAM

REMAINS A THREAT TO CAPTURE

MORE GIRLS AND KILL MORE

NIGERIANS, INCLUDING

CHRISTIANS.

MAKERMARK MARTIN, CBN

NEWS.

Gordon: HERE AT HOME,

PRESIDENT OBAMA IS FACING

CRITICISM FOR HIS RESPONSE

TO THE VETERANS HEALTH CARE

SCANDAL.

Reporter: REPUBLICANS

AND SOME DEMOCRATS SAY THAT

THE PRESIDENT HASN'T TAKEN

NEARLY ENOUGH ACTION IN THE

SCANDAL INVOLVING VETERANS

HOSPITALS.

26 FACILITIES ARE NOW BEING

INVESTIGATED, UP FROM 10

JUST LAST WEEK.

AROUND 40 VETERANS DIED AT A

V.A. HOSPITAL IN PHOENIX,

WHILE THEY WAITED AS LONG AS

TWO YEARS TO SEE A DOCTOR.

INCLUDING A PURPLE HEART

RECIPIENT.

HIS WIDOW BLAMES THE V.A.

IT FAILED HIM, AND IT IS

STILL FAILING THOUSANDS OF

THEM.

Reporter: THE PRESIDENT

PROMISED TO GET TO THE

BOTTOM OF THE SCANDAL, BUT

STOPPED SHORT OF FIRING

ANYONE, INCLUDING THE

VETERANS AFFAIR SECRETARY.

POLICE IN NEW YORK CITY HAVE

ARRESTED AT LEAST 70 PEOPLE

FOR MAKING AND TRADING

INTERNET CHILD PORN.

THE SUSPECTS INCLUDE LEGAL

LEAGUE COACHES, A RABBI, A

PARAMEDIC, A POLICE OFFICER,

A NURSE, AND A BOY SCOUT

LEADER.

THIS OPERATION PUTS THE

LIE TO THE CLASSIC

STEREOTYPICAL PROFILE THAT

CHILD PREDATORS ARE NOTHING

MORE THAN THAN UNEMPLOYED

DRIFTERS.

MANY ARE EDUCATED AND

SUCCESSFUL.

Reporter: THE FIVE

FIVE-WEEK LE INVESTIGATION

LED TO THE ROUND OF

HUNDREDS.

IF YOU HAVE AN UNUSUAL RASH

OR SWELLING, ITCHING OR

BLISTERING ON YOUR FACE OR

YOUR HANDS, YOU MAY BE

ALLERGIC TO YOUR CELL

PHONE.

A NEW STUDY FINDS THAT SOME

OF THE METALS IN SOME MOBILE

PHONES CAN CAUSE SKIN IR

IRRITATIONS.

MOST OF THE PROBLEMS COME

AFTER USING A CELL PHONE FOR

A HALF HOUR STRAIGHT OR MORE

THAN AN HOUR A DAY.

AND WITH PEOPLE USING THEIR

PHONES FOR TEXTING, GAMES,

E-MAIL, AND THE INTERNET,

THAT IS PRETTY EASY TO DO.

Gordon: ALL YOU HAVE TO

DO IS LOOK AND FIND OUT --

AND YOU CAN DO THIS ON

LINE -- DOES YOUR CELL PHONE

AS NICKEL OR COLBOLT IN IT?

THOSE ARE THE METALS THAT

ARE CAUSING THIS REACTION.

AN EASY FIX, IF YOU'VE GOT

THAT KIND OF PHONE, IS JUST

GET A PLASTIC COVER FOR IT

AND YOU WON'T GET THE RASH.

WE'LL BE BACK WITH MORE OF

"THE 700 CLUB" RIGHT AFTER

THIS.

Gordon: LIKE MILLIONS

OF AMERICANS, JOSEPH AND

MELANIE WERE HIT HARD BY THE

RECESSION.

AT ONE POINT THEY HAD TO

CHOOSE BETWEEN BUYING FOOD

OR BUYING GAS TO GET TO

WORK.

Reporter: JOSEPH AND

MELANIE HARDING LOVE THE

FREEDOM OF RIDING THEIR

MOTORCYCLE ON THE OPEN

ROAD.

IT REMINDS THEM OF THEIR

NEWFOUND FINANCIAL FREEDOM.

THE HARDINGS LIVE IN THE

HEARTLAND OF MICHIGAN.

TODAY THEY ARE SUCCESSFUL

ENTREPRENEURS, BUT THEY HAVE

NOUKNOWN THEIR SHARE OF

HARD TIMES.

MELANIE WAS A COMPUTER

PROGRAMMER, AND JOSEPH WAS A

RESTAURANT COOK.

BUT, STILL, THEY LIVED

PAYCHECK TO PAYCHECK.

IT IS A STRUGGLE WITH THE

DAY TO DAY.

IT IS FEAR, YOU LAY AWAKE AT

NIGHT WONDERING WHERE THAT

NEXT $10 IS GOING TO COME

FROM SO YOU CAN HAVE GAS TO

GET TO WORK OR FOOD TO EAT.

IT IS BASIC NEEDS.

IT MAKES YOU FEEL LIKE A

PRISONER.

IT MAKES YOU FEEL LIKE

YOU'RE NEVER GOING TO GET

AHEAD.

Reporter: WITH A

STRUGGLING ECONOMY, MELANIE

SAYS THEY HAD TO MAKE SOME

TOUGH DECISIONS.

DO I HAVE GAS IN MY CAR

TO GO TO MY FRIEND'S

BIRTHDAY PARTY, OR DO I HAVE

TO STAY HOME SO I CAN GET TO

WORK TOMORROW.

TWO DAYS BEFORE THE

PAYCHECK, I MIGHT NOT BE

ABLE TO PAY MY UTILITY

BILLS, SO I'M GOING TO HAVE

TO CHOOSE TO PAY A LATE FEE

IN ADDITION TO THAT, OR

MAYBE HAVE MY UTILITIES

TURNED OFF.

Reporter: AFTER

SUFFERING A BACK INJURY,

JOSEPH HAD TO LEAVE HIS

JOB.

AS HE RECUPERATED, HE

STARTED WATCHING "THE 700

CLUB" EVERY MORNING.

THAT'S WHERE HE LEARNED

ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF

GIVING.

JUST BE OBEDIENT AND JUST

GIVE GOD WHAT'S ALREADY

HIS.

IT BELONGS TO HIM ANYWAY.

WATCHING "THE 700 CLUB"

AND HEARING THE STORIES IS

WHAT REALLY SPOKE TO HIM.

REAL PEOPLE SHARING HOW

THEIR LIVES WERE CHANGED,

AND THEIR FINANCES AND

BUSINESSES WERE CHANGED FROM

TITHING.

SO HE GOT THAT MESSAGE FROM

CBN.

Reporter: MELANIE HAD

GROWN UP IN CHURCH AND

ALREADY KNEW ABOUT TITHING,

BUT HAD BEEN INCONSISTENT.

SHE STARTED WATCHING "700

CLUB" WITH JOSEPH, AND SOON

THEY BEGAN GIVING AS A

COUPLE.

THE COMPANY MELANIE WORKED

FOR SUFFERED IN THE ECONOMY,

TOO.

SHE LEFT HER JOB AND

DEVELOPED A HOME-BASED

BUSINESS AND DEVELOPED IT

INTO A FULL-TIME BUSINESS.

WHEN JOSEPH GOT BACK ON HIS

FEET, HE STARTED SELLING

ITEMS SHE BOUGHT IN GARAGE

SALES ON eBAY.

A LOT OF TIMES I BUY

SOMETHING THAT I THINK MIGHT

BE WORTH A FEW DOLLARS, AND

IT IS WORTH $3000 OR $400.

IN A THREE-YEAR

TIMEFRAME, IT MULTIPLIED BY

10.

A TENTH WE GIVE, AND IT

COMES BACK TO US AND KEEPS

GROWING.

Reporter: MELANIE AND

JOSEPH LOVE GIVING TO CBN

EACH MONTH.

CBN FOLLOWS THE WORD.

WHEN I WATCH THE SHOW, I

JUST KNOW THAT GOD IS THE

CENTER OF EVERYTHING CBN

DOES.

AND SO I REALLY WANT TO

SUPPORT AN ORGANIZATION LIKE

THAT.

Reporter: JOSEPH SAYS

HE NO LONGER FEELS LIKE A

PRISONER TO HIS FINANCES.

I JUST FEEL PEACE.

EVER SINCE I'VE BEEN

TITHING, I'VE NEVER HAD TO

WORRY ABOUT BILLS.

THERE IS ALWAYS MONEY TO PAY

THE BILLS.

HE DOESN'T NEED OUR

MONEY.

IT'S FOR US.

TITHING IS FOR US.

AND IT IS AN INVESTMENT.

AND IT OPENS THE DOOR FOR US

TO BE BLESSED FINANCIALLY SO

THAT WE CAN BLESS OTHERS.

Gordon: TITHING OPENS

THE DOOR SO YOU CAN BE

BLESSED FINANCIALLY.

HERE IS WHAT THE BIBLE

SAYS.

IT'S IN 2 CORINTHIANS 9:

"GOD LOVES THE PERSON WHO

GIVES CHEERFULLY, AND GOD

WILL GENEROUSLY PROVIDE ALL

YOU NEED.

THEN YOU WILL ALWAYS HAVE

EVERYTHING YOU NEED AND

PLENTY LEFT OVER TO SHARE

WITH OTHERS."

WELL, WHEN TODD LOST HIS

JOB, HIS WIFE, DANA, WENT

WHEN HOME-MAKER TO BREAD

WINNER.

ALL SHE COULD FIND WAS

PART-TIME CLEANING JOBS.

AT ONE POINT SHE HAD TO FEED

HER FAMILY WITH FOOD OTHER

PEOPLE HAD THROWN AWAY.

Reporter: DANA HOURTON

NEVER THOUGHT IT WOULD COME

TO THIS, THAT HER FAMILY

FINANCES HIT ROCK BOTTOM.

IT HAPPENED WHEN HER

HUSBAND, TODD, LOST HIS JOB

BECAUSE OF A DRUG

ADDICTION.

HE WENT INTO REHAB, AND DANA

STARTED CLEANING HOUSES AND

CORPORATE BUSINESSES TO MAKE

ENDS MEET.

WHEN YOU LOSE EVERYTHING,

AND YOU HAVE NOT JUST

YOURSELF, BUT YOUR CHILDREN

TO PROVIDE FOR, NOTHING IS

BENEATH YOU.

Reporter: MANY OF THE

APARTMENTS DANA CLEANED HAD

JUST BEEN VA VACATED.

OFTEN SHE FOUND UNOPENED

FOOD THAT SHE WAS ALLOWED TO

TAKE HOME.

IT WAS LIKE MANA FROM

HEAVEN.

Reporter: DANA

REMEMBERS THE TOUGH CHOICES

SHE WAS FORCED TO MAKE.

I WAS REALLY TORN BETWEEN

ARE WE GOING TO HAVE GAS

MONEY TO GET TO THE NEXT JOB

THAT IS GOING TO GIVE ME

MONEY, OR ARE WE GOING TO

HAVE MILK FOR THEIR CEREAL

OR ANYTHING THEY MIGHT NEED

TOMORROW, AND I CHOSE THE

GAS.

Reporter: DANA WAS

DESPERATE FOR ANSWERS.

SHE STARTED WATCHING "THE

700 CLUB," WHERE SHE HEARD

ABOUT THE LAW OF

RESIPROCITY.

WHAT THAT TAUGHT ME IS I

COULD SOW INTO THE KINGDOM,

AND THAT OPENS THE DOOR FOR

GOD'S BLESSINGS TO JUST

START MOVING IN OUR LIVES.

Reporter: DANA STARTED

TITHING OFF THE LITTLE SHE

MADE CLEANING APARTMENTS.

SHE ALSO STARTED GIVING TO

CBN.

NOT LONG AFTER THAT, DANA

SAYS GOD PROVIDED HER WITH A

CLEANING JOB THAT TOOK CARE

OF THE NEXT MONTH'S RENT.

IT WAS EXACTLY $500 SHE

PAID ME FOR THAT JOB.

GOD PROVIDED A WAY FOR ME TO

MEET MY NEEDS.

Reporter: DANA SAYS GOD

ALWAYS PROVIDED THEIR

NEEDS.

EVENTUALLY TODD BEAT HIS

DRUG ADDICTION, GOT OUT OF

REHAB, AND WENT BACK TO

WORK.

LIFE NOW IS SO EXCITING.

GOD HAS BLESSED EVERYTHING.

IT IS A TRULY ABUNDANT

LIFE.

Reporter: TODAY THEY

BOTH HAVE STEADY JOBS, AND

THEY STILL GIVE TO CBN AS

"THE 700 CLUB" GOLD

MEMBERS.

JUST RECENTLY THEY BOUGHT

THEIR FIRST HOME.

WHEN WE WALKED IN THE

DOOR AND PUT THE KEY IN, I

CARRIED MY WIFE IN, TO LOOK

UP AND SEE THE LIGHT COMING

THROUGH THE BIG WINDOW IS

UNREAL.

I ASKED FOR A POND, AND GOD

GAVE US A LAKE.

AND SO ME AND MY SON GO

FISHING A LOT.

WE ALL GO FISHING, BUT GOD

GAVE US THIS HOUSE.

HE SAYS IN MATTHEW 6: 23,

HE KNOWS OUR NEEDS, AND HE

GIVES THAT AND SO MUCH

MORE.

Gordon: WHAT A

WONDERFUL STORY.

HERE IS DANA, AND WHEN YOU

THINK YOUR LIFE COULD

ABSOLUTELY CRATER, SHE IS

LIVING THAT.

BUT SHE STILL HAS FAITH THAT

GOD CAN GET HER THROUGH.

AND IT IS BASED ON A PROMISE

FROM JESUS, MATTHEW 6:

"DON'T WORRY ABOUT HAVING

ENOUGH FOOD OR DRINK OR

CLOTHING.

YOU'RE HEAVENLY FATHER

ALREADY KNOWS ALL OF YOUR

NEEDS, AND HE WILL GIVE YOU

ALL YOU NEED FROM DAY TO DAY

IF YOU LIVE FOR HIM, AND

MAKE THE KINGDOM OF GOD YOUR

PRIMARY CONCERN."

DANA DID THAT.

SHE SAID, I'M GOING TO PUT

GOD FIRST, AND FIRST IN

EVERYTHING.

I'M GOING TO MAKE THE

KINGDOM OF GOD MY PRIMARY

CONCERN.

AND WHEN SHE DID THAT, THE

BLESSINGS WERE INCREDIBLE.

THAT CAN HAPPEN TO YOU.

WE'RE SHOWING YOU THESE

STORIES TODAY TO ENCOURAGE

YOU THAT GOD IS FAITHFUL.

HE HONORS HIS WORD, AND IF

YOU LIVE YOUR LIFE IN

ACCORDANCE WITH HIS

PROMISES, THEN THE SAME

THINGS WILL HAPPEN TO YOU.

IF YOU WANT TO START GIVING,

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS JOIN

"THE 700 CLUB."

HOW MUCH IS THAT?

IT'S JUST $20 A MONTH, 65

CENTS A DAY.

SOME OF YOU CAN JOIN AT A

HIGHER LEVEL, AND WE'VE GOT

"THE 700 CLUB" GOLD, $40 A

MONTH.

AND WE'VE GOT THE THOUSAND

CLUB, WHICH IS A THOUSAND A

YEAR, $84 A MONTH.

DO WHAT DANA DID, AND SAY I

WANT TO PUT GOD FIRST, I

WANT TO HELP PEOPLE AROUND

THE WORLD.

ALL OF IT IS POSSIBLE WHEN

PEOPLE LIKE YOU CARE ENOUGH

TO GIVE.

SO CALL US NOW,

1-800-759-0700.

WELL, I WANT TO TAKE YOU TO

MICHIGAN, WHERE ONE OF OUR

CBN PARTNERS HAS A SPECIAL

CHALLENGE JUST FOR YOU.

I'M MARILYN FROM

MICHIGAN, AND I'M A CBN

PARTNER.

I WANT TO CHALLENGE OTHERS

TO GIVE.

FOR THE NEXT 30 MINUTES, I

WILL MATCH YOUR GIVING,

DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR, UP TO

$10,000.

TOGETHER WE CAN DOUBLE OUR

IMPACT FOR THE KINGDOM OF

GOD, AND HELP BRING HIS LOVE

TO THE WORLD.

Gordon: WELL, THREE

OTHER PARTNERS FROM NEW YORK

WANT TO ADD TO THAT.

THEY'RE GOING TO ADD $20,000

TO IT.

WE'RE GOING TO TAKE IT TO

$30,000.

$30,000 IN 30 MINUTES.

LET'S PRAY.

LORD, WE JUST ASK FOR

BLESSING OVER THE PARTNERS

WHO MADE IT POSSIBLE TO

ISSUE THIS CHALLENGE.

WE KNOW YOUR WORD OVER THEM

WILL BE TRUE.

THAT YOU WILL OPEN THE

WINDOWS OF HEAVEN AND POUR

OUT BLESSINGS THEY CANNOT

CONTAIN.

FOR THOSE WATCHING AND

MAKING DECISIONS, ENCOURAGE

THEM.

LET YOUR PEACE SURROUND

THEM.

LET THEM KNOW THAT YOU HAVE

THEIR FUTURE.

WE ASK IT ALL IN JESUS'

NAME, AMEN.

$30,000 ON A CHALLENGE.

30 MINUTES ON THE CLOCK.

WE NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU.

WHAT A CHALLENGE MEANS IS

THOSE PARTNERS WILL MATCH

YOUR GIVING.

SO YOUR GIVING FOR THE NEXT

30 MINUTES IS DOUBLED, UP TO

AND INCLUDING $30,000.

THAT WILL TAKE US ROUGHLY TO

9:45.

SO GIVE US A CALL AND BE

PART OF IT.

1-800-759-0700.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, WHEN YOU

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB," WE WANT

TO GIVE YOU OUR LATEST

D.V.D., "LIVING UNDER GOD'S

BLESSING."

PAT AND GORDON ROBERTSON

SHOW YOU EXAMPLES OF HOW GOD

IS BLESSING THE NATION OF

ISRAEL AND HOW THOSE

BLESSINGS CAN BE YOURS.

Pat: 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 YOU 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, ALWAYS.

Announcer:

Terry: WE WANT YOU TO

HAVE THIS BECAUSE WE THINK

IT'S GOING TO BE A BIG

BLESSING TO YOU, AND AT THE

SAME TIME YOU'LL HAVE THE

JOY OF KNOWING THAT YOU'RE

MAKING A HUGE DIFFERENCE IN

THE LIVES OF THOUSANDS OF

PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD.

THERE IS OUR TOLL-FREE

NUMBER, 1-800-759-0700.

IT MEANS WHEN YOU CALL NOW,

EVERY DOLLAR YOU GIVE WILL

BE MATCHED, UP TO AND

INCLUDING $30,000.

AND WE WANT TO HEAR FROM

YOU.

SO YOUR GIFT GOES TWICE AS

FAR.

CALL NOW.

WHEN YOU BECOME A CBN

PARTNER, YOU'RE GIVING HOPE

TO PEOPLE ALL AROUND THE

WORLD, LIKE THIS LITTLE BOY

IN CHINA, WHO HAS A WHOLE

NEW FUTURE, AND IT IS THANKS

TO PEOPLE LIKE YOU.

EVERY TIME LITTLE JUN HO MA

TRIED TO MAKE FRIENDS, THE

OTHER CHILDREN JUST

LAUGHED.

HE TRIED SO HARD TO GET

ALONG WITH PEOPLE.

HE USED TO COME HOME

CRYING AND POINTING AT HIS

LIPS.

THE KIDS CALLED HIM RABBIT

LIPS.

I JUST HELD HIM IN MY ARMS

AND CRIED WITH HIM.

Terry: JUN HO WAS BORN

WITH A SEVERE CLEFT LIP AND

PALATE.

HE@ HAD A HARD TIME EATING,

SO HE WAS SMALL FOR HIS

AGE.

AND AS HARD AS HIS PARENTS

TRIED TO SAVE MONEY FOR HIS

CLEFT LIP SURGERY, THEYú0

COULD NEVER AFFORD IT.

SOON JUN HO GAVE UP TRYING

TO MAKE FRIENDS AND SPENT

ALL OF HIS TIME WITH HIS PET

BUNNY RABBIT.

IT WAS THE ONLY FRIEND HE

HAD WHO WOULD NOT LAUGH AT

HIM.

I KNEW THE LONGER HE HAD TO

LOOK AT HIMSELF WITH THAT

CLEFT LIP, THE MORE INSECURE

HE WOULD BE.

I WORRIED ABOUT HIS

FUTURE, BUT THERE WAS

NOTHING I COULD DO.

Terry: AFTER ASKING

EVERY ORGANIZATION THEY KNEW

OF FOR ASSISTANCE, THE MAHS

WERE JUST ABOUT TO GIVE UP

HOPE.

THEN THEY HEARD ABOUT CBN.

WE OFFERED TO HELP PROVIDE

CLEFT LIP AND PALATE SURGERY

FOR JUN HO.

THERE WAS A REAL LIGHT EN

OU IN OUR DARK WORLD.

I KNEW AT ONCE THAT MY SON'S

LIP WOULD BE FIXED.

FINALLY HIS BROKEN HEART

WOULD BE HEALED.

Terry: JUN HO CAME OUT

OF SURGERY WITH A CONFIDENCE

HE NEVER HAD BEFORE.

TODAY HE HAS LOTS OF FRIENDS

AND GREAT HOPE FOR HIS

FUTURE.

IT IS LIKE HE IS A

COMPLETELY DIFFERENT BOY.

HE CAN EAT NOW, SO HE IS

GETTING BIGGER.

HE LOVES TO SMILE, AND HE

HAS A VERY OUTGOING

PERSONALITY.

HE IS EVEN GOING TO START

PLAY SCHOOL SOON.

NOW JUN HO LIKES TO LOOK

AT HIMSELF IN THE MIRROR.

BUT MORE IMPORTANT, HIS

CHARACTER IS HEALTHY NOW.

AS A FATHER, I JUST WANT TO

SAY THANK YOU.

WHEN OTHER PEOPLE WENT OUT

OF THEIR WAY TO AVOID US,

CBN CAME TO US FROM FAR AWAY

TO HELP.

AND YOU DIDN'T EVEN KNOW

US.

I CAN REALLY FEEL THE LOVE.

Terry: DON'T YOU JUST

WANT TO SCOOP THAT LITTLE

BOY UP AND GIVE HIM A HUG.

AND DOESN'T IT WARM YOUR

HEART TO KNOW THAT YOU SO

COMPLETELY CHANGED HIS

LIFE.

THAT'S THE KIND OF

DIFFERENCE YOU CAN MAKE WHEN

WE ALL JOIN TOGETHER.

THAT'S WHY WE'RE ASKING YOU

TO GO TO YOUR PHONE TODAY

AND TO CALL.

MANY OF YOU ARE ALREADY "700

CLUB" MEMBERS.

THAT'S 65 CENTS A DAY, $20 A

MONTH.

WOULD YOU CONSIDER GOING UP

TO "700 CLUB" GOLD?

THAT'S $40 A MONTH.

OR TAKE A LOOK AT OUR

THOUSAND CLUB MEMBERSHIP,

LOTS OF PEOPLE JOIN US THERE

AS $84 A MONTH.

WE'VE HAD 2500 CALLING US AT

$209 A MONTH, AND LOTS OF

MEMBERS SAID I'M GOING TO

DOUBLE AND GO UP TO THE

FOUNDERS CLUB, AND IT'S

$5,000 A YEAR.

AND SOME PEOPLE HAVE CALLED

AND SAID, YOU KNOW WHAT, I

CAN BECOME A CHAIRMAN'S

CIRCLE LEVEL MEMBER, AT

$10,000 A YEAR OR MORE.

YOU CAN HELP PEOPLE.

LET'S STAND UP AND BE

COUNTED AND MAKE A

DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD.

THIS IS THE DAY TO DO IT.

1-800-759-0700.

CALL NOW.

GORDON?

Gordon: LIKE MILLIONS

OF AMERICANS, JEZELLE LOST

HER JOB WHEN THE RECESSION

HIT.

SHE WENT THROUGH HI HER

SAVINGS, AND THEN THE

CREDITORS STARTED CALLING.

AT THAT POINT, SHE KNEW

THERE WAS ONLY ONE THING SHE

COULD DO.

JEZELLE WAS EXCITED ABOUT

MOVING TO ARIZONA, AND SHE

LANDED A GREAT JOB AS A

MID-MARKETING MANAGER IN A

MARKETING FIRM.

AND THEN THE RECESSION HIT

AND SHE WAS LAID OFF.

MY WHOLE WORLD FELL

APART, AND UNEMPLOYMENT

HADN'T KICKED IN YET.

Reporter: JEZELLE SOON

WENT THROUGH HER SAVINGS AND

HAD A HARD TIME KEEPING UP

WITH HER BILLS.

I WAS UNEMPLOYED FOR A

MONTH, AND THE CREDITORS

WERE CALLING, AND I DIDN'T

WANT TO DEAL WITH MY

PROBLEMS.

BUT I ALSO KNEW AT THAT

TIME, TOO, THAT THE ONLY

THING THAT WOULD HELP ME OUT

OF THIS WOULD BE GOD.

Reporter: AT THE TIME,

SHE WOULD OCCASIONALLY GIVE

TO HER CHURCH.

NOW WHEN THINGS WERE AT

THEIR WORST, SHE DECIDED IT

WAS TIME TO START TITHING

FAITHFULLY.

GOD SAYS, TEST ME ON

THIS.

I SAID, OKAY, GOD, I'M

TESTING YOU ON THIS.

I'VE GOT NOWHERE ELSE TO

GO.

I WAS PROMPTED TO GIVE 10%

OF WHAT WAS IN MY BANK

ACCOUNT.

IF I HAD $21, I WOULD GIVE

$2.10.

Reporter: SHE DID THE

SAME WHEN HER FIRST

UNEMPLOYMENT CHECK ARRIVED.

I IMMEDIATELY WROTE A

CHECK TO MY CHURCH THAT

SUNDAY FOR 10% OF THAT.

AND THEN I GOT A CALL FOR A

CONTRACT JOB.

SO I WORKED THAT CONTRACT

JOB FOR ABOUT FOUR MONTHS.

Reporter: JEZELLE

LANDED MORE CONTRACTS, BUT

THE WORK WASN'T STEADY.

SO IN 2012, SHE STARTED A

SIDE JOB AS A SOCIAL

CONSULTANT.

WITHIN FIVE MONTHS, SHE WAS

ABLE TO WORK ON HER BUSINESS

FULL-TIME.

I HAD ENOUGH MONEY COMING

IN, AND THAT WAS MY GOAL, BY

JUNE TO BE SELF SUFFICIENT.

Reporter: SHE ALSO

STARTED GIVING TO CBN.

I SEE THE STORY OF THESE

VILLAGES IN THESE

THIRD-WORLD COUNTRIES THAT

DON'T EVEN HAVE FRESH,

DRINKABLE WATER.

SO JUST THE FACT THAT YOU

CAN BRING IN A WELL AND

PEOPLE CAN HAVE FRESH

DRINKING WATER IS SOMETHING

WE TAKE FOR GRANTED EVERY

DAY.

I WANT TO BE A PART OF

THAT.

Reporter: TODAY HER

BUSINESS IS THRIVING.

I HAVE NOT HAD TO PAY FOR

ANY MARKETING OR ADVERTISING

OR PAY TO JOIN ANY

ORGANIZATION.

I JUST GO NETWORKING, AND

THE PEOPLE START CALLING

ME.

BUSINESS JUST KEEPS FALLING

AND MY LAP.

Reporter: JEZELLE

BELIEVES GOD BLESSES HER

BUSINESS AND HER LIFE

BECAUSE SHE IS FAITHFUL TO

GIVE.

IT DOESN'T MAKE ANY SENSE

TO THE HUMAN BRAIN, IT

REALLY DOESN'T.

BUT GOD SAYS, TRUST ME AND

LEAN NOT ON YOUR OWN

UNDERSTANDING.

THAT'S WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO.

YOU JUST HAVE TO TRY IT AND

TEST GOD ON IT.

AND IT REALLY WORKS.

IT REALLY WORKS.

Gordon: TEST GOD ON IT

AND SEE IF IT WILL WORK FOR

YOU.

AND DON'T GET TO THE POINT

WHERE YOU DON'T HAVE ANY

OTHER OPTIONS.

REALIZE, YOU DON'T HAVE ANY

OTHER OPTIONS NOW.

GOD IS THE GOD OF THE

UNIVERSE.

AND WHEN WE LIVE IN

ACCORDANCE TO HIS RULES AND

WHAT HE ADVISES US TO DO AND

INVITES US TO DO, WELL THEN

THE BLESSINGS COME.

AND IT'S REALLY THE ONLY WAY

THAT THEY COME.

YOU KNOW, UNDERSTAND HE'S

THE ONE THAT GIVES YOU THE

POWER TO GET WELL.

HE'S THE ONE.

AND HE SAYS IT CLEARLY IN

DEUTERONOMY.

BUT THE OTHER PART OF IT IS

THE DESCRIPTION IN THE BIBLE

OF THE RIGHTEOUS.

AND YOU FIND IT IN PSALM

37.

THE GODLY ARE GENEROUS

GIVERS.

WHEN YOU UNDERSTAND THAT GOD

IS THE SOURCE, WHEN YOU

UNDERSTAND GOD HAS YOUR

FUTURE, WHEN YOU UNDERSTAND

THAT GOD WANTS TO PROVIDE

ALL OF YOUR NEEDS ACCORDING

TO HIS RICHES AND GLORY, YOU

CAN'T HELP BUT BE GENEROUS.

BECAUSE YOU KNOW GOD HAS

YOUR BACK.

HE'S GOT YOU COVERED.

IF YOU WANT TO START DOING

THIS FAITHFULLY -- THIS

ISN'T AN ON AGAIN/OFF AGAIN

THING -- REALIZE THAT

JEZELLE DID IT FAITHFULLY --

GIVE US A CALL.

1-800-759-0700.

JUST SAY, YES, I WANT TO BE

A MEMBER OF "THE 700 CLUB."

WE'VE GOT A $30,000

CHALLENGE.

THAT MEANS EXISTING CBN

PARTNERS SAY WE WANT TO

CHALLENGE YOU TO GIVE, AND

SO WE'LL MATCH YOUR GIVING

FOR THE NEXT 19 MINUTES.

UP TO $30,000.

GIVE US A CALL.

1-800-759-0700.

LET'S GO TO WENDY AT THE

PHONES.

WENDY?

Wendy: THANKS, GORDON.

PEOPLE ARE ALREADY TALKING

ABOUT OUR LATEST D.V.D.

CALLED, "LIVING UNDER GOD'S

BLESSING."

IT FEATURES TEACHINGS FROM

PAT AND GORDON ROBERTSON,

AND SHOWS YOU HOW TO

EXPERIENCE THE SAME

BLESSINGS THAT GOD PROMISES

THE NATION OF ISRAEL.

HERE IS WHAT ONE VIEWER HAD

TO SAY.

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,

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

HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT TO

ANYONE.

Wendy: ISRAEL IS PROOF

THAT GOD IS THE GOD OF

MIRACLES.

AND WHAT HE DID FOR ISRAEL,

HE WANTS TO DO FOR YOU.

HE WANTS TO BLESS YOU BEYOND

MEASURE.

WE WANT TO BLESS YOU TODAY,

TOO, WITH OUR NEW GIFT,

"LIVING UNDER GOD'S

BLESSING."

THIS IS OUR GIFT TO WHEN YOU

CALL AND SAY, YES, I WANT TO

JOIN "700 CLUB."

HOW MUCHF HOW MUCHOW MUCH

IS THAT?

65 CENTS A DAY, $20.

IF YOU'RE ALREADY A MEMBER,

I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THANK

YOU.

BUT IF YOU WANT TO TAKE IT

TO THE NEXT LEVEL, IT'S OUR

"700 CLUB" GOLD LEVEL, $40 A

MONTH, AND WE'RE GOING TO

BLESS YOU BACK WITH THREE

D.V.D.s.

AND IF YOU CAN DO MORE, A

LOT OF US CAN, THAT'S OUR

THOUSAND CLUB LEVEL, AND

THAT'S $84 A MONTH, AND

WE'RE GOING TO GIVE YOU FIVE

D.V.D.s, ONE TO KEEP AND

FOUR TO GIVE AWAY TO FAMILY

AND FRIENDS.

WE'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF A

CHALLENGE, AND EVERY DOLLAR

YOU GIVE WILL BE MATCHED,

DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR, UP TO AND

INCLUDING $30,000.

SO NOW IS THE TIME TO GO TO

YOUR PHONES.

TERRY?

Terry: WHEN CHRIS LOST

HIS JOB, HE HAD NO IDEA HOW

HE WAS GOING TO PAY HIS

BILLS.

HE EVEN PAWNED HIS WEDDING

BAND.

THAT'S WHEN CBN HEARD ABOUT

HIS STORY.

Reporter: CHRIS WAS

GOOD AT FABRICATING

COUNTERTOPS.

EVERYTHING WAS GOING FINE

UNTIL THE ECONOMY TOOK A

HIT, AND CHRIS LOST HIS

JOB.

WHEN HE GOT THE NEWS HE

WAS BEING LET GO, HE WAS

HEARTBROKEN.

WE DIDN'T KNOW HOW WE WERE

GOING TO MAKE IT.

BEING USED TO HAVING

ENOUGH INCOME TO PAY THE

BILLS, PROVIDE FOOD AND

DIAPERS AND EVERYTHING FOR

THE BABY.

RECENTLY LOSING A FULL-TIME

JOB, IT HAS BEEN A

STRUGGLE.

Reporter: CHRIS WORKED

A PART-TIME JOB AT NIGHT,

TAKING CARE OF MENTALLY

CHALLENGED ADULTS.

HE ENJOYED HELPING PEOPLE,

BUT THE HOURS WEREN'T ENOUGH

TO MAKE ENDS MEET.

THINGS HAPPEN, AND YOU

HAVE TO COPE WITH IT, ADJUST

TO IT, AND DRIVE ON.

Reporter: THEY SOLD

THINGS FROM AROUND THE HOUSE

ON THE INTERNET, TO HELP

THEM GET BY WHILE CHRIS

LOOKED FOR MORE WORK.

ONE MONTH, WHEN THEY DIDN'T

HAVE ENOUGH MONEY FOR FOOD,

CHRIS EVEN SOLD HIS WEDDING

RING.

IT HAS NOT BEEN EASY

SINCE HE LOST HIS FULL-TIME

JOB.

WE STRUGGLED A GREAT DEAL.

Reporter: CHRIS AND

RACHEL TURN TO THEIR CHURCH

FOR PRAYER AND SUPPORT.

THROUGH THE CHURCH, CHRIS

LEARNED ABOUT "OPERATION

BLESSING'S" PARTNER "NEW

BEGINNINGS" OUT REACH.

I WAS ALWAYS ONE TO

DONATE, AND I NEVER THOUGHT

I WOULD BE ON THE OTHER

END.

BUT IT WAS A BLESSING TO OUR

FAMILY, WHEN WE NEEDED IT,

IT WAS THERE.

Reporter: "NEW

BEGINNINGS" PROVIDES TO FOOD

TO OVER 100 LOCAL FAMILIES

EVERY MONTH.

WE JUST WANT TO SHOW

GOD'S LOVE AND BLESSING.

"OPERATION BLESSING" HELPS

US GIVE TO THEM.

PEOPLE CARE.

GOD LOVES YOU.

AND THERE IS A DIFFERENCE HE

CAN MAKE IN YOUR LIFE.

Reporter: THANKS TO THE

HELP OF "OPERATION

BLESSING," CHRIS IS NOW ABLE

TO PUT FOOD ON THE TABLE FOR

HIS WIFE AND BABY AND PAY

ALL OF THE BILLS, WHILE HE

CONTINUES TO SEARCH FOR

FULL-TIME WORK.

THE FOOD WE RECEIVE FROM

"OPERATION BLESSING" HAS

BEEN TREMENDOUS.

YOU WAKE UP IN THE

MORNING WONDERING HOW YOU

CAN PROVIDE FOR YOUR FAMILY,

IT BROUGHT TEARS TO YOUR

EYES THAT IN THE DESPERATION

I'M IN, HERE IS A LITTLE RAY

OF SUNSHINE.

Terry: THIS IS A

HARD-WORKING MAN WHO JUST

WANTS TO PROVIDE FOR HIS

FAMILY.

THERE ARE LOTS OF FOLKS OUT

OF WORK IN AMERICA RIGHT

NOW, AND MEETING SOME OF THE

NEEDS THEY HAVE FOR THEIR

FAMILIES IS JUST ONE OF THE

THINGS WE DO HERE AT CBN

DOMESTICALLY.

SO BE A PART OF THAT.

REACH OUT TO THOSE IN YOUR

COMMUNITY THAT HAVE A NEED.

WE DO IT THROUGH FOOD

BANKS.

WE DO IT THROUGH OTHER

SOURCES AS WELL.

AND WE WANT TO SAY THANK YOU

FOR PARTICIPATING AND MAKING

THAT POSSIBLE.

LISTEN, WHEN YOU JOIN "THE

700 CLUB," YOU DO ALL OF

THAT AND SO MUCH MORE.

SO GO TO YOUR PHONE AND CALL

RIGHT NOW.

BECAUSE IN THE MIDST OF A

LOT OF WHAT IS GOING ON IN

OUR WORLD, WE REALLY CAN

CHANGE THINGS FOR PEOPLE,

AND GIVE THEM NOT A HANDOUT,

BUT A HAND-UP.

CALL NOW, 1-800-759-0700,

AND SAY, I WANT TO JOIN "THE

700 CLUB."

BY THE WAY, WHEN YOU CALL,

WILL YOU JOIN DOING

SOMETHING WE CALL PLEDGE

EXPRESS, USING SOMETHING WE

CALL PLEDGE EXPRESS.

THAT'S ELECTRONIC MONTHLY

GIVING.

IT MEANS YOUR BANK DOES ALL

OF THE WORK.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO HAVE

STAMPS OR ENVELOPES ON

HAND.

YOU CAN STOP IT ANY TIME YOU

WANT, BUT IT DOES SAVE

PROCESSING COSTS FOR US SO

EVEN MORE OF YOUR GIFTS CAN

GO DIRECTLY INTO THE LIVES

OF THE PEOPLE LIKE THE YOUNG

FAMILY YOU JUST SAW.

OUR WAY OF SAYING THANK YOU

IS TO SEND YOU "POWER FOR

LIFE" TEACHINGS, AND WE

BELIEVE THEY WILL BE A

BLESSING TO YOU EVEN AS YOU

ARE HELPING AND TOUCHING THE

LIVES OF OTHER.

CALL NOW AND SAY, I WANT TO

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB" AND I

WANT TO DO IT USING PLEDGE

EXPRESS.

Gordon: I'VE GOT SOME

GREAT NEWS.

A WONDERFUL COUPLE FROM

TEXAS SAYS, WE WANT TO ADD

TO THIS CHALLENGE.

THEY WANT TO ADD $120,000,

TAKING THE CHALLENGE UP TO

$160,000.

WE GET TO THE END OF THE

HOUR, AND WE GET UNTIL 10:00

ON THIS ONE.

LORD, WE JUST ASK FOR

BLESSING OVER THIS.

AND WE KNOW THAT YOU WILL

OPEN WINDOWS AND HEAVEN AND

POUR OUT BLESSINGS THAT

PEOPLE CANNOT CONTAIN.

AND SO, LORD, WE JUST ASK

THAT YOU WOULD STIR THEIR

HEARTS AND BE WITH THEM AND

ENCOURAGE THEM.

AND WE ASK IT ALL IN JESUS'

NAME.

AMEN.

YOU HEARD IT, $150,000 ON

THE CHALLENGE, AND 25

MINUTES AND 7 SECONDS ON

THAT CLOCK.

WHAT ARE WE ASKING YOU TO

DO?

WE'RE ASKING YOU TO JOIN

"THE 700 CLUB," BE PART OF

IT.

AND FOR THE NEXT 20 MINUTES,

YOUR GIFT WILL BE DOUBLED,

UP TO AND INCLUDING $150,000

ON THAT CHALLENGE.

WHEN HER MOTHER GOT SICK,

MARGARITA TOOK OUT A LOAN TO

PAY FOR THE TREATMENT.

BUT WITH A SMALL INCOME, SHE

HAD A HARD TIME PAYING IT

BACK.

AND SOON MARGARITA WAS SO

DEEP IN DEBT SHE COULDN'T

EVEN AFFORD TO FEED HER

SON.

Reporter: GUSTAVO WAS

EXCITED THE DAY HE WENT TO

VISIT HIS AUNT AND UNCLE,

WHO LIVE MORE THAN 200 MILES

AWAY FROM HIS HOME IN PERU.

I GOT TO WRITE ON A BOARD

WHEN EWENT T I WENT TO GO.

Reporter: WHAT GUSTAVO

DIDN'T UNDERSTAND IS HE HAD

TO GO BECAUSE HIS PARENTS

COULDN'T AFFORD TO FEED

HIM.

MY SISTER SAID IF I SENT

HIM, SHE WOULD PUT HIM IN

SCHOOL.

BUT EVEN THAT DIDN'T WORK

OUT.

Reporter: IT HAD BEEN A

TOUGH YEAR FOR GUSTAVO'S

FAMILY.

HIS GRANDMA ALMOST DIED.

AND THE FAMILY BORROWED

MONEY ON A SHORT-TERM LOAN

FOR HER TREATMENT.

WE HAD TO PAY $50 A DAY

IN ORDER TO SETTLE THE

LOAN.

WE JUST COULDN'T AFFORD IT.

Reporter: THEY SOLD

EVERYTHING, INCLUDING AN OLD

CAR, TO HELP PAY OFF THE

DEBT.

BUT THEY ONLY RAISED ABOUT

HALF OF WHAT THEY NEEDED.

GUSTAVO'S DAD DRIVES A

RENTED TAXI, AND HIS INCOME

BARELY FED THE CHILDREN.

WHEN "OPERATION BLESSING"

LEARNED ABOUT THE FAMILY,

THE FIRST THING WE DID WAS

PAY OFF THE DEBT THEY

OWNED.

AND THEN WE HELPED GUSTAVO'S

MOM SET UP A FRUIT AND VEG

AVAILABLE STANVEGETABLE

STAND OUTSIDE THEIR HOME.

WHEN I SAW THAT

"OPERATION BLESSING" HAD ALL

OF THOSE FRUITS AND

VEGETABLES FOR ME, I WAS

VERY HAPPY.

MY BUSINESS IS GOING VERY

WELL.

Reporter: THERE WAS ONE

MORE THING WE DECIDED TO DO,

TO BRING GUSTAVO HOME.

WHEN HE SAW HIS FAMILY, HE

RAN INTO HIS MOTHER'S ARMS.

I WAS HAPPY TO SEE MY MOM

AND BROTHERS AND SISTER

AGAIN.

Reporter: TODAY GUSTAVO

IS ALSO IN SCHOOL FOR THE

FIRST TIME, THANKS TO

ANOTHER HAND FROM "OPERATION

BLESSING."

ALL OF THIS IS A GIFT

FROM GOD.

THANKS, "OPERATION

BLESSING," FOR EVERYTHING.

Gordon: AND THANK YOU.

IF YOU'RE A MEMBER OF "THE

700 CLUB," YOU'RE PART OF

THAT.

A PORTION OF EVERY GIFT GOES

INTO THE WORK OF "OPERATION

BLESSING" TO HELP PEOPLE

AROUND THE WORLD.

IF YOU'RE NOT A MEMBER, JOIN

WITH US.

JOIN IN EVERYTHING WE'RE

DOING.

IT'S REAL EASY.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CALL

US.

1-800-759-0700.

SAY, YES, I WANT TO JOIN

"THE 700 CLUB."

HOW MUCH IS THAT?

$20 A MONTH, JUST 65 CENTS A

DAY.

YOU CAN ALSO JOIN AT "700

CLUB" GOLD.

WHEN YOU JOIN AT THE GOLD

LEVEL, WHICH IS $40 OR MORE

A MONTH, WE'LL SEND YOU

THREE COPIES OF OUR LATEST

TEACHING, "LIVING UNDER

GOD'S BLESSING."

OR YOU CAN JOIN THE THOUSAND

CLUB, WHICH IS $1,000 A

YEAR, AND THAT BREAKS OUT TO

$84 A MONTH, AND WE'LL SEND

YOU FIVE COPIES OF THE

D.V.D.

IF YOU'D LIKE THOSE, ASK TO

JOIN GOLD OR ASK TO JOIN THE

THOUSAND CLUB.

EITHER WAY, CALL US NOW.

1-800-759-0700.

LET'S GO TO WENDY AT THE

PHONES.

Wendy: THANKS, GORDON.

IN THE BIBLE, GOD BLESSED

THE NATION OF ISRAEL WITH

WISDOM AND FAVOR.

AND THE GREAT NEWS IS, HE IS

STILL DOING IT TODAY.

TAKE A LOOK.

Gordon: IN 1867, MARK

TWAIN TORE TORED THE LAND

OF ISRAEL. HERE IS HOW HE

DESCRIBED IT, "A DESOLATE

COUNTRY, A SILENT, MOURNFUL

EXPANSE."

TODAY MARK TWAIN WOULDN'T

EVEN RECOGNIZE THIS LAND.

ISRAELIS HAVE CREATED

GARDENS, VINEYARDS, AND

FARMS, WITH SOME OF THE MOST

INNOVATIVE TECHNIQUES IN THE

WORLD.

Wendy: I LOVE SEEING

THAT VIDEO BECAUSE I'VE BEEN

TO ISRAEL SEVERAL TIMES, AND

YOU CAN'T IMAGINE IT WAS

ONCE THIS INCREDIBLY AWFUL

DESERT, WASTELAND, AND TODAY

IT IS THIS BEAUTIFUL

POLICE.

IT IS A PICTURE OF WHAT GOD

WANTS TO DO IN YOUR LIFE, IN

MY LIFE.

ENJOY THE FAVOR, WISDOM OF

PROTECTION OF GOD -- WE WANT

YOU TO HAVE THIS.

IT IS OUR GIFT TO YOU WHEN

YOU CALL RIGHT NOW AND SAY,

YES, I WANT TO JOIN "THE 700

CLUB."

HOW MUCH IS THAT, YOU'RE

ASKING?

GREAT QUESTION.

JUST 65 CENTS A DAY.

THAT'S RIGHT, YOU HEARD ME,

JUST 65 CENTS A DAY TO MAKE

SUCH A BIG DIFFERENCE IN THE

WORLD AND TO FEEL THE

BLESSING IN YOUR OWN LIFE.

THAT'S JUST $20 A MONTH.

AND IF YOU'RE ALREADY A

PARTNER AT THAT LEVEL, WE

WANT TO SAY THANK YOU.

WE REALLY APPRECIATE YOU.

I WANT TO CHALLENGE YOU TO

TAKE IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL,

OUR GOLD LEVEL, $40 A MONTH,

AND WE WANT TO BLESS YOU

BACK WITH THREE D.V.D.s.

IF YOU CAN DO MORE, AND A

LOT OF US CAN, LET'S TAKE IT

UP TO THE THOUSAND CLUB

LEVEL, AND THAT'S $84 A

MONTH.

IF YOU GO THERE, WE'RE GOING

TO BLESS YOU WITH ONE FOR

YOU AND FOUR TO GIVE AWAY.

CHECK THIS OUT.

I'VE GOT FOUR D.V.D.s.

THESE ARE THE ONES YOU CAN

GIVE AWAY.

THIS IS THE ONE YOU GET TO

KEEP.

SO BE SURE TO ASK FOR THAT.

WE'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF A

$150,000 CHALLENGE RIGHT

NOW.

THAT MEANS IF YOU GO TO YOUR

PHONES RIGHT NOW, EVERY

DOLLAR YOU PLEDGE WILL BE

MATCHED DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR,

UP TO AND INCLUDING

$150,000.

WE NEED YOUR HELP.

GORDON?

Gordon: I WANT YOU TO

HAVE THIS, AND IT'S CALLED

"LIVING UNDER GOD'S

BLESSING."

IT IS A WONDERFUL TEACHING.

MY FATHER DID A SERMON ON

ROSH HASHANAH IN JERUSALEM,

AND THERE IS A COPY OF THAT

IN THERE.

AND THERE IS ALSO A COPY OF

"MADE IN ISRAEL."

IN THIS WONDERFUL IMAGE.

THE PHOTOGRAPHY ON IT AND

EDITING ON IT IS ALL JUST

FIRST RATE.

BUT THE IMPORTANT PART IS IT

SHOWS YOU WHY ISRAEL IS

KNOWN AS THE START-UP

NATION.

WHY A NATION THE SIZE OF NEW

JERSEY -- A LITTLE SMALLER

THAN NEW JERSEY -- HAS MORE

NASDAQ COMPANIES THAN ALL OF

EUROPE, AND WHY INNOVATION

JUST SEEMS TO POUR OUT OF

THAT NATION.

IT IS BECAUSE OF WHAT THEY

THINK ABOUT GOD.

CULTURE MATTERS.

HOW YOU CONSIDER GOD, HOW

YOU THINK GOD THINKS OF YOU,

IT LEADS TO INNOVATION.

WHEN YOU SEE PROBLEMS, YOU

DON'T VIEW THEM AS

PROBLEMS.

YOU VIEW THEM AS

OPPORTUNITIES BECAUSE GOD IS

GOING TO GIVE YOU THE

SOLUTION.

SO I WANT YOU TO HAVE THIS.

IT'S CALLED "LIVING UNDER

GOD'S BLESSING."

WHERE YOU CAN HAVE THE

WISDOM TO SOLVE THE PROBLEMS

IN YOUR LIFE.

BECAUSE WHAT HE HAS PROMISED

FOR ISRAEL, HE ALSO HAS

PROMISED FOR YOU.

I WANT YOU TO HAVE THIS.

CALL 1-800-759-0700, AND

SAY, YES, I WANT TO JOIN

"THE 700 CLUB."

THE BIBLE TELLS US TO BE

CHEERFUL GIVERS, AND WHEN

STEVE FIRST HEARD THAT, HE

THOUGHT, HOW CAN YOU GIVE

AND BE CHEERFUL AT THE SAME

TIME.

HERE IS HOW STEVE FOUND THE

ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION.

Reporter: STEVE GLICK

AND HIS WIFE LOVE TO GIVE

GENEROUSLY.

BUT YEARS AGO, STEVE HAD A

REPUTATION OF BEING TIGHT

WITH HIS MONEY.

MY FRIENDS WOULD JOKE

AROUND WITH ME, AND THEY

WOULD SAY, WHEN STEVE WOULD

OPEN HIS WALLET UP, GEORGE

WOULD BE WIPING HIS EYES

BECAUSE HE'S NOT USED TO

SEEING THE DAYLIGHT.

Reporter: HIS IDEAS

ABOUT MONEY STARTED TO

CHANGE WHEN HE BECAME A

CHRISTIAN AND HEARD ABOUT

TITHING AT CHURCH.

I STARTED TO BE TAUGHT

ABOUT TITHING AND OFFERINGS

AND THINGS LIKE THAT AND

BEING A CHEERFUL GIVER.

AND I WAS THINKING, HOW CAN

YOU GIVE AND BE CHEERFUL AT

THE SAME TIME?

I THOUGHT IT WAS MY MONEY.

I DIDN'T REALIZE THE CONCEPT

EVERYTHING IS GOD'S.

Reporter: AT THE TIME,

STEVE MADE A MODEST LIVING

AND STARTED GIVING AT

CHURCH.

WHEN HE NEXT PAYDAY CAME

AROUND, HE NOTICED THERE WAS

A LITTLE EXTRA.

WE WERE SALARY, SO WE GOT

THE SAME AMOUNT EVERY WEEK.

I LOOKED AT MY PAYCHECK, AND

I SAW $30 MORE ON IT.

IT DOESN'T SOUND LIKE MUCH,

BUT THAT'S HOW GOD WORKS.

HE SHOWS US IN LITTLE WAYS

THAT HE IS WITH US, HE HEARS

US, AND HE SEES WHAT WE'RE

DOING.

Reporter: AFTER THAT,

STEVE STARTED GIVING 10% OF

HIS INCOME CONSISTENTLY TO

HIS CHURCH.

HE SAYS WHEN HE DID, DOORS

OPENED UP FOR BETTER-PAYING

JOBS.

I INSTANTLY STARTEDpú

MAKING MORE THAN I WASú?ú

MAKING AT THE OTHER PLACE.

ABOUT A YEAR AND A HALF

LATER, GOD OPENED UP ANOTHER

DOOR.

I'VE BEEN THERE FOR THE PAST

17 YEARS.

AND IT HAS BEEN ONE BLESSING

AFTER ANOTHER.

GOD IS TELLING ME, IF YOU

GIVE FROM YOUR HEART, I'M

GOING TO BLESS YOU.

MORE AND MORE I'M ABLE TO

EXPAND ON THAT, FROM THE

TITHE TO OFFERINGS, B AND

PARTNERING WITH PLACES LIKE

CBN AND WATCHING GOD MOVE.

Reporter: HE SEES A

CONNECTION BETWEEN HIS

OBEDIENCE TO GIVE AND GOD'S

BLESSINGS.

I CAN'T AFFORD NOT TO

GIVE.

IT IS THAT IMPORTANT IN MY

LIFE.

I GIVE, KNOWING THAT HE IS

GOING TO TAKE CARE OF ALL OF

MY NEEDS, WHICH HE DOES.

IT'S A PROMISE.

IT IS PRIVILEGE TO BE ABLE

TO GIVE BACK HOW HE HAS

BLESSED ME, AND HE HAS

BLESSED ME TREMENDOUSLY.

Gordon: AND HE'LL BLESS

YOU TREMENDOUSLY, TOO, IF

YOU DO THE SAME THING.

HERE IT IS AGAIN FROM PSALM

37: "THE GODLY ARE GENEROUS

GIVERS."

AND HERE IS STEVE SAYING,

HOW CAN I BE CHEERFUL AND

GIVE AT THE SAME TIME?

IT DOESN'T SEEM TO MAKE

SENSE.

BUT THE GODLY ARE GENEROUS

GIVERS.

WHEN YOU UNDERSTAND THE LINK

BETWEEN THE TWO, WHEN YOU

UNDERSTAND THAT WHEN YOU

KNOW GOD HAS YOUR NEEDS

SUPPLIED, THAT HE'S GOT YOUR

FUTURE, THAT HE'S NOT GOING

TO LET YOU GO, HE'S NOT

GOING TO ABANDON YOU, THEN

GENEROSITY SEEMS TO COME

NATURALLY, KNOWING THE

PROVISION THAT IS WAITING

FOR YOU.

IF YOU WANT TO START DOING

THAT, DO WHAT STEVE DID AND

SAY, YES, I WANT TO GIVE.

1-800-759-0700.

JUST JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

IT IS $20 A MONTH, 65 CENTS

A DAY.

WHEN YOU CALL, ASK FOR

PLEDGE EXPRESS.

THAT'S ELECTRONIC MONTHLY

GIVING, WHERE THE BANK DOES

ALL OF THE WORK AND THERE

ARE NO CHECKERS TO WRITE AND

NOTHING TO MAIL IN.

WE CAN SEND, AS OUR GIFT TO

YOU, "POWER FOR LIFE,"

MONTHLY TEACHING C.D.s.

WE'VE GOT A $150,000

CHALLENGE BEFORE US.

WE'VE GOT $62,000 LEFT WITH

JUST 14 MINUTES AND 13

SECONDS ON THAT CLOCK.

SO WE NEED TO HEAR FROM

YOU.

THAT CHALLENGE MEANS

EXISTING CBN PARTNERS LIKE

GIVING SO MUCH THEY WANT TO

CHALLENGE OTHERS TO GIVE.

THEY'RE GENEROUS GIVERS,

THEY'RE CHEERFUL GIVERS, AND

THEY WANT YOU TO LEARN THE

SECRET THAT THEY LEARNED.

SO THEY'LL MATCH JOUR

GIVING.

SO YOUR GIVING IS DOUBLED,

UP TO AND INCLUDING $150,000

UNTIL THE END OF THIS HOUR,

WHICH IS 10:00.

SO GIVE US A CALL,

1-800-759-0700.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, MOST

EXPECTANT PARENTS WOULD BE

THRILLED TO LEARN THEY'RE

HAVING TWINS.

BUT IN REMOTE PARTS OF

AFRICA, THAT NEWS WOULD

ACTUALLY BE SEEN AS A

CURSE.

Reporter: MAYBELLE AND

BETHEL ARE HAPPY TWINS.

THEIR PARENTS ARE CHRISTIAN,

BUT IN THIS REMOTE PART OF

NIGERIA, SUPERSTITION SAYS

THAT TWINS ARE A CURSE.

WHEN OUR TWINS WERE BORN,

I LOVED THEM IMMEDIATELY,

AND MY WIFE LOVED THEM,

TOO.

BUT WE KNEW IF WE KEPT THEM,

THEY WOULD BE KILLED.

Reporter: USUALLY WHEN

TWINS ARE BORN, THEY'RE LEFT

IN A BACK ROOM OF A COMPOUND

LIKE THIS TO STARVE TO

DEATH.

THIF THE PARENTS DECIDE

THEY WANT TO RAISE THEM, AT

SOME POINT WHEN THE FATHER

IS AWAY AT WORK, TRIBAL

MEMBERS WILL USE MASKS TO

SCARE THE MOTHER OFF, AND

THEY'LL USE POISON TO SLOWLY

KILL THEM.

WHEN I HEARD ABOUT THAT,

I DIDN'T KNOW HOW I WOULD

GET THE MONEY TO PAY FOR MY

GIRLS TO BE RAISED THERE.

AND THEN THEY RESCUED MY

DAUGHTERS FOR FREE.

THAT TOUCHED ME IN A WAY I

CANNOT EXPLAIN.

Reporter: THE HOME IS

RUN BY GLORY AND HER

HUSBAND, AND TOGETHER THEY

HAVE TAKEN IN 60 CHILDREN.

I CAN SEE DOCTORS AMONG

THEM, I CAN SEE LAWYERS, I

CAN SEE THEM PASTORS, AND I

CAN SEE THEM GOING BACK TO

THEIR VILLAGES TO RESCUE THE

CHILDREN.

Reporter: THE GIRLS ARE

JUST HAPPY TO HAVE BEDS AND

A HOME TO CALL THEIR OWN.

LIVING HERE, THEY HAVE A

CHANCE AT A GOOD FUTURE.

AND THEY STILL SPEND TIME

WITH THEIR PARENTS.

WHEN I SEE MY TWINS, MY

HEART ABSOLUTELY MELTS.

AT THAT HOME, THEY ARE

HEALTHY AND WELL-CARED FOR.

THAT MAKES ME VERY HAPPY.

THANK YOU.

Terry: THIS IS A GREAT

OPPORTUNITY TO SAVE

CHILDREN, TO SAVE A FAMILY.

THIS IS JUST ONE OF THE

WORKS THAT IS BEING DONE IN

THE NAME OF CHRIST, AND

BECAUSE OF YOUR GENEROSITY.

IN NIGERIA, PARTICULARLY IN

THIS STORY, BUT WE'RE

WORKING IN CULTURES AROUND

THE WORLD, AND WE SAY THANK

YOU FOR MAKING THAT

POSSIBLE.

YOU REALLY ARE NOT JUST

TOUCHING LIVES I, BUT IN

MANY INSTANCES YOU ARE

SAVING LIVES.

SO WE SAY THANK YOU.

THAT'S WHY WE'RE ASKING YOU

TO BE A PART OF WHAT WE'RE

DOING HERE.

IF YOU GO TO THE PHONE RIGHT

NOW, YOU CAN JOIN "THE 700

CLUB" SO EASILY.

THE NUMBER IS TOLL-FREE.

THERE IS A FRIENDLY PERSON

ON THE END OF THAT LINE WHO

IS WAITING TO HEAR FROM

YOU.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS SAY, I

WANT TO JOIN "THE 700

CLUB."

THAT'S 65 CENTS A DAY, $20 A

MONTH.

IF YOU'RE A MEMBER, CONSIDER

GOING UP TO THE GOLD LEVEL,

$40 A MONTH.

AND THERE IS OUR THOUSAND

CLUB LEVEL, LOTS OF FOLKS

ARE COMING IN AT THAT LEVEL,

$84 A LEVEL.

YESTERDAY WE HAD ALL KINDS

OF PEOPLE SAYING, I WANT TO

DOUBLE.

THEY WERE 2500 MEMBERS, AND

THEY WENT UP TO THE

FOUNDERS' LEVEL, WHICH IS

$5,000 A YEAR.

TOUCH THE WORLD WITH THE

LOVE OF CHRIST IN WAYS THAT

MAKE LIFE EASIER, BETTER,

MORE LIVABLE FOR PEOPLE WHO

ARE IN DIRE CIRCUMSTANCES.

1-800-759-0700.

GORDON?

Gordon: WELL, THE

NUMBER, $52,000, THAT'S THE

RED NUMBER, AGAINST THIS

$150,000 CHALLENGE.

CALL US NOW.

WE NEED TO MATCH THIS NUMBER

SO WE DON'T LOSE ANY PART OF

THIS MATCHING CHALLENGE.

WELL, KEVIN AND MIRANDA ARE

RAISING THEIR THREE CHILDREN

ON A MILITARY SALARY, SO

THEIR BUDGET IS ALWAYS

TIGHT.

AND RECENTLY THEY TOOK IN

SOME FOSTER CHILDREN AS

WELL.

AND WITH THREE NEW TODDLERS

IN THE HOUSE, KEVIN AND

MIRANDA NEEDED SOME EXTRA

HELP MAKING ENDS MEET.

Reporter: NAVY WIFE

MIRANDA RAY IS NO STRANGER

TO HANDLING THE HOMEFRONT

WITH THREE KIDS WHEN HUSBAND

KEVIN GOES OUT TO SEA.

I HAVE A LOT OF RESPECT

AND A LOT OF CONFIDENCE IN

MY WIFE.

SHE REALLY HAS HAD TO GO

THROUGH A LOT WHILE I'VE

BEEN GONE.

Reporter: MIRANDA RUNS

A TIGHT SHIP SO KEVIN CAN

FOCUS ON HIS JOB ABOARD THE

U.S.S. WOODBY ISLAND AND NOT

WORRY ABOUT HOME.

HE KNOWS WHAT MY

STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES

ARE, SO BEFORE HE LEAVES TO

DEPLOYMENT, WE SCRATCH

STRATEGIZE.

Reporter: BUT THE

CHALLENGES GOT HARDER WHEN

THE COUPLE DECIDED TO TAKE

IN THREE FOSTER GIRLS, WHO

NEEDED A LOVING HOME

IMMEDIATELY, AND HAD NOTHING

MORE THAN THE CLOTHES ON

THEIR BACK.

TO RAISE SIX KIDS, THEY KNEW

IT WAS GOING TO BE TOUGH ON

KEVIN'S SALARY.

WE KNEW WE WOULD HAVE TO

MAKE SACRIFICES.

WE WERE PREPARED TO MAKE

THOSE SACRIFICES.

IF WE HAD TO UTILIZE CREDIT

CARDS, WE WERE WILLING TO DO

SO TO ENSURE THESE KIDS WERE

IN A BETTER PLACE.

Reporter: THE RAYS

DIDN'T HAVE TO STRUGGLE AS

MUCH AS THEY THOUGHT.

THEIR CHURCH COLLECTED

CLOTHES AND DIAPERS AND

OTHER ITEMS TO OUTFIT THEIR

HOME FOR THE THREE NEW

CHILDREN.

SO WE TEAMED UP WITH GREAT

BRIDGE BAPTIST TO BUY THE

BEDS.

I REALLY APPRECIATE THE

SUPPORT WE GOT FROM GREAT

BRIDGE AND CBN.

THE THREE BEDS DOESN'T SEEM

LIKE A LOT, BUT WHEN YOU ADD

ALL OF THE OTHER THINGS

THESE CHILDREN NEED, THAT

TAKES A LEVEL OF STRESS OFF

OF US THAT WE DON'T HAVE TO

WORRY ABOUT THAT ANYMORE.

Reporter: BUT CBN

WANTED TO REDUCE THEIR

BURDEN EVEN MORE.

SO THE PASTOR SURPRISED THE

COUPLE WITH GIFT CARDS TO

THE COMMISSARY AND

EXCHANGE.

THANK YOU.

THOSE CARDS HAVE A

THOUSAND DOLLARS ON EACH OF

THEM.

THAT'S WHAT WE'VE BEEN

ABOUT, PUTTING THE NEEDS OF

THE KIDS BEFORE YOURS.

THE GIFT CARDS YOU HAVE

GIVEN US IS AMAZING, AND IT

TAKES THE STRESS OFF OF US,

A FINANCIAL BURDEN THAT WE

WOULD HAVE TO BEAR.

Reporter: NOW INSTEAD

OF WORRYING ABOUT FINANCES,

THE RAYS CAN FOCUS ON

FAMILY.

I CANNOT TELL YOU HOW

APPRECIATIVE WE ARE.

IT'S JUST ONE LESS STRESS

FACTOR IN OUR LIFE.

WE REALLY APPRECIATE WHAT

YOU GUYS ARE DOING FOR US

AND THE CHILDREN.

Gordon: THANK YOU.

IF YOU'RE A MEMBER OF "THE

700 CLUB," YOU'RE PART OF

THAT.

YOU'RE PART OF "OPERATION

BLESSING."

YOU'RE PART OF CBN

INTERNATIONAL, PREACHING THE

GOSPEL AROUND THE WORLD.

YOU'RE PART OF HELPING THE

HOM HOMEFRONT.

ALL OF IT MADE POSSIBLE

BECAUSE PEOPLE LIKE YOU CARE

ENOUGH TO GIVE.

IF YOU WANT TO JOIN WITH US,

NOW IS THE TIME TO DO IT.

LET'S GET THE RED NUMBER UP,

WE'VE GOT $48,000 LEFT ON A

$150,000 CHALLENGE.

WE'RE GOING TO TAKE THE RED

NUMBER DOWN.

BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, A 2500

NOBODY SAYING I WANT TO

DOUBLE TO FOUNDER PLUS,

$6,000.

AND NORTH CAROLINA, A

THOUSAND CLUB MEMBER GOING

ALL THE WAY TO FOUNDER,

$5,000.

ALL OF THAT GETS MATCHED AND

DOUBLED BECAUSE WE'RE IN

THIS CHALLENGE.

$32,000 WITH SIX MINUTES TO

GO.

GO TO THE PHONE AND CALL

US.

BE PART OF IT.

1-800-759-0700.

LET'S GO TO WENDY AT THE

PHONES.

Wendy: GORDON, THANK

YOU.

FROM GENESIS TO REVELATION,

THE BIBLE TALKS ABOUT THE

BLESSINGS OF GOD.

SO WHAT'S THE KEY TO

RECEIVING THESE BLESSINGS IN

YOUR LIFE?

IT IS ALL HERE IN OUR LATEST

TEACHING FROM PAT AND

GORDON.

TAKE A LOOK.

HOW CAN YOU HAVE WISDOM

TO SOLVE PROBLEMS THAT YOU

FACE?

HOW CAN YOU LOOK AT PROBLEMS

AND SEE OPPORTUNITIES?

HOW CAN YOU BE A PART OF

GOD'S PLAN TODAY.

"LIVING UND GOD'S BLESSING,"

FEATURING THE THREE-TIME

EMMY-NOMINATED SERIES "MADE

IN ISRAEL," AVAILABLE NOW.

Wendy: LIVING UNDER THE

BLESSINGS OF GOD, WHO

DOESN'T WANT TO DO THAT?

WE WANT TO TEACH YOU HOW IN

OUR NEW TEACHING.

THIS IS YOURS WHEN YOU CALL

RIGHT NOW.

AND SAY, YES, AND DISCOVER

GOD'S PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE AND

SO MUCH MORE.

WE'RE IN THE PIL MIDDLE OF

A BIG CHALLENGES.

AND THERE IS FIVE MINUTES

AND 20 SECONDS LEFT ON THE

CLOCK.

THAT MEANS EVERY DOLLAR YOU

PLEDGE RIGHT NOW WILL BE

MATCHED DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR,

UP TO AND INCLUDING

$150,000.

IF YOU'VE BEEN WATCHING ALL

WEEK AND THINKING SHOULD I

OR SHOULDN'T I, I'M SAYING

YOU SHOULD.

WE NEED YOUR HELP.

SO, PLEASE, GO TO YOUR

PHONES RIGHT NOW.

GORDON?

Gordon: OUR GOAL AT

"SUPERBOOK" IS TO INTRODUCE

CHILDREN TO THE STORIES OF

THE BIBLE ALL OVER THE

WORLD.

AT EASTER, WE HAD A SPECIAL

SCREENING IN BEIJING, AND

HERE IS WHAT THE CHILDREN

THERE HAD TO SAY AFTER THEY

WATCHED THE STORY OF THE

CRUCIFIXION.

Terry: THAT IS

"SUPERBOOK," BUT IT'S IN

MANDARIN, TRANSLATED

ESPECIALLY FOR THE CHILDREN

OF CHINA.

CBN AIRED "HE IS RISEN" ON

THE INTERNET IN CHINA THIS

EASTER, AND WE SET UP A

SPECIAL SCREENING IN

BEIJING, FOR RON MAE AND HER

FRIENDS, TO FIND OUT WHAT

THEY THOUGHT OF THE

ANIMATION.

I COULD HARDLY WAIT TO

SEE THE NEW "SUPERBOOK."

I KNEW IT WOULD BE FULL OF

NICE SURPRISES.

I ESPECIALLY LIKED THE

PART WHERE GIZMO TRAVELS

THROUGH SPACE AND THE TIME

TUNNEL.

THE CHARACTERS' FACES AND

EMOTIONS LOOK SO REAL, AND

THE CLOTHING LOOK LIKE IT IS

FROM ASIAN ISRAEL.

Terry: THE CHILDREN

WERE GLUED TO THE SCREEN,

ESPECIALLY DURING THE

CRUCIFIXION SCENE.

I COULD TELL THAT THEY

WERE REALLY CONCENTRATING ON

WHAT THEY WERE WATCHING.

SOME OF THE KIDS WERE EVEN

SHAKING WHEN THEY SAW JESUS'

HANDS NAILED TO THE CROSS.

AFTER SEEING "HE IS

RISEN," I LEARNED HE HAD TO

DIE SO HE COULD RISE AGAIN.

AND THERE IS NOTHING MORE

POWERFUL THAN THAT.

I LEARNED FROM CHRIS THAT

I SHOULD LISTEN TO MY MOM

AND BE OBEDIENT TO MY

PARENTS, TO MY TEACHERS, AND

TO GOD.

Terry: THESE CHILDREN

CAN HARDLY WAIT FOR MORE

"SUPERBOOK" EPISODES TO BE

TRANSLATED INTO MANDARIN.

IT WOULD BE GREAT FOR THE

KIDS TO SEE MORE, SO THAT

THEY CAN LEARN THE WHOLE

BIBLE.

I BELIEVE THAT

"SUPERBOOK" IS ONE OF GOD'S

PLANS TO LET KIDS ALL OVER

THE WORLD KNOW HIM.

IF YOU DON'T HAVE MUCH TO

GIVE, THEN JUST GIVE A

LITTLE.

BUT PLEASE GIVE AS MUCH AS

YOU CAN FOR "SUPERBOOK"

BECAUSE WE'RE WAITING TO SEE

MORE.

Gordon: THEY'RE WAITING

TO SEE MORE.

THE CHILDREN OF THE WORLD

RESPONDING TO THE STORIES OF

THE BIBLE BECAUSE WE'RE ABLE

TO PUT THEM INTO THEIR

LANGUAGE.

OUR GOAL OVER THE NEXT FEW

YEARS IS TO HAVE 500 MILLION

CHILDREN SEE THE STORIES OF

THE BIBLE.

AND THERE IS A LISTING OF

THE LANGUAGES AND THE

COUNTRIES WE'RE GOING INTO.

IT'S INCREDIBLE WHAT HAPPENS

WHEN WE STRATEGIZE HOW CAN

WE REACH THE WORLD WITH THE

STORIES OF THE BIBLE, AND

"SUPERBOOK" IS A PRIME WAY

TO DO IT.

IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF

THAT, JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

CALL US NOW,

1-800-759-0700.

WE'VE GOT TWO MINUTES TO GO,

$22,000 ON THAT RED NUMBER.

WE NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU.

CALL US RIGHT NOW.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, WHEN HIS

MOTHER HAD TROUBLE PAYING

THE BILLS, 1 12-YEAR-OLD

GERALDO WORKED SMALL JOBS.

AND WHEN THEY WERE EVICTED,

HE AND HIS BROTHER CAME UP

WITH A PLAN TO KEEP THE

FAMILY OFF THE STREETS.

Reporter: GERARDO WAS

ONLY 12 YEARS OLD WHEN HE

TRADED IN HIS SCHOOL BOOKS

FOR AN OLD MACHETE.

PEOPLE PAY ME TO TRIM

BRANCHES OR FIX THEIR

FENCES.

IT WAS ONLY A LITTLE, BUT I

GIVE IT TO MY MOM.

Reporter: BUT EVEN WITH

THE EXTRA MONEY, THEY

COULDN'T AFFORD THE RENT AND

WERE TOLD TO LEAVE.

I FELT SO BAD.

I TOLD MY CHILDREN WE WOULD

HAVE TO FIND A NEW PLACE TO

LIVE, BUT I DIDN'T KNOW

WHERE.

Reporter: SO GERARDO

AND HIS BROTHER COLLECTED

ENOUGH BRANCHES TO BUILD A

MAKESHIFT HOME.

THEY WRAPPED PLASTIC AROUND

THE TREE LIMBS TO MAKE

WALLS, TO PROTECT THEM FROM

THE WEATHER.

I FELT SO BAD.

MY MAMA TOLD ME WE WOULD

HAVE TO LIVE ON THE

STREETS.

Reporter: ELMA WORKS 60

HOURS A WEEK DOING LAUNDRY.

SHE EARNS ABOUT $2.50 A DAY,

ENOUGH FOR FOOD BUT NOT

ENOUGH FOR RENT.

SO "OPERATION BLESSING"

BOUGHT BUILDING SUPPLIES,

AND ON

SOME DONATED LAND

BUILT THE FAMILY A BRAND NEW

HOUSE.

I WATCHED THEM BUILDING

OUR NEW HOUSE.

I WAS SO EXCITED.

I HAVE NO WORDS TO THANK

YOU FOR GIVING US SUCH A

NICE PLACE.

Reporter: MEANWHILE,

GERARDO HAS BEEN ABLE TO PUT

AWAY HIS MACHETE AND HEAD

BACK TO SCHOOL.

I AM SO HAPPY THAT YOU

MADE THE DREAM OF HAVING OUR

OWN HOUSE COME TRUE.

THANKS, "OPERATION

BLESSING," FOR MY HOUSE.

GOD WILL BLESS YOU FOR BEING

SO KIND TO ME AND MY

FAMILY.

Gordon: ALL RIGHT,

WE'RE HEARING FROM

CALIFORNIA, 2500 CLUB MEMBER

SAYING FOUNDER, $6,000.

OKLAHOMA, A 2500 CLUB MEMBER

SAYING FOUNDER, $5,000.

THAT IS A VICTORY.

IT WAS A $150,000 CHALLENGE,

AND AGAINST THAT YOU GAVE

$150,000.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM CORINTHIANS:

"THANKS BE TO GOD WHO GIVERS

US THE VICTORY THROUGH OUR

LORD, JESUS CHRIST."

BLESGOD BLESS YOU, WE'LL

SEE YOU TOMORROW.

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