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The 700 Club - May 30, 2014

Chaos in Norm’s childhood home drove him to escape through drugs, but the relief was short-lived. Plus, God brings an end to Christine’s seizures after more than twenty years. Read Transcript


THE SCHOOL JANITOR WHO

GOT SENT TO THE PRINCIPAL'S

OFFICE.

IT'S NOT WHERE YOU START,

IT'S HOW YOU FINISH.

Gordon: HOW HE ROSE TO

THE TOP OF THE CLASS.

GOD HAD THESE PLANS FOR

ME THAT 33 YEARS AGO I

DIDN'T THINK I WOULD BE

DOING THIS.

Gordon: PLUS A DEALER

WHO PALLED AROUND WITH THE

COPS.

I WOULD WALK INTO THE

BATHROOM AND DO ME A KEY OF

CRYSTAL METH AND COME OUT

AND PLAY POOL WITH THEM.

Gordon: GETS BUSTED

AFTER A BIG MISTAKE.

I KNEW THAT WAS IT.

I KNEW THAT IT WAS OVER.

Gordon: WELL, WELCOME

TO "THE 700 CLUB."

Reporter: E ERIC

THIS WAS NOT ONE ROGUE

OPERATION IN PHOENIX.

THIS WAS A SYSTEMIC

FAILURE.

AND IT'S TIME FOR A CHANGE.

Reporter: STORIES

CONTINUE TO POUR IN OF

VETERANS WHO SAY THEY WERE

NOT ONLY LET DOWN BY THE

V.A., BUT IN THE CASE OF

PATTY PHELPS, LEFT TO DIE.

THE P.A. THAT SAW ME IN

THE WOMEN'S CLINIC THERE

TOLD ME I SHOULD GO HOME AND

DIE GRACEFULLY.

AND SO I DIDN'T TAKE HER AT

HER SUGGESTION.

Reporter: PHELPS SOUGHT

TREATMENT OUTSIDE OF THE

V.A., AND SHE SAYS THAT'S

WHY SHE IS ALIVE TODAY.

BUT THE COST OF THAT

TREATMENT LEFT HER WITH

NOTHING.

WHEN I HAD TO GO OUTSIDE

THE V.A. TO GET MEDICAL

HELP, I LOST EVERYTHING.

AND I'M DEEP IN DEBT.

SO -- AND PEOPLE SAY, WELL,

JUST BE GLAD YOU'RE A LIVE.

AT MY AGE, IT IS A HARD WAY

TO HAVE TO LIVE.

Reporter: CBN NEWS

SPOKE WITH VERNA JONES FROM

THE AMERICAN LEGION.

SHE SAYS THEY'RE CONSTANTLY

RECEIVING CALLS FROM

CONCERNED AND DISAPPOINTED

VETERANS.

THEY'RE FAITH IN THE

SYSTEM IS FADING FAST.

AND THE AMERICAN LEGION IS

STANDING BY AND WE WANT TO

HELP THE V.A. SO VETERANS

CAN BE RESTORED IN THAT

SYSTEM.

THEY DESERVE A SYSTEM SET UP

FOR THEM SO THEY CAN RECEIVE

GREAT HEALTH CARE AND

VETERANS DESERVE THAT.

Reporter: JOHN BOEHNER

SAYS THE PRESIDENT SHOULD BE

HELD FOR THE MESS.

FOR THE PRESIDENT TO SAY

HE DIDN'T KNOW ANYTHING

ABOUT IT IS RATHER

SHOCKING.

AND SO THE PRESIDENT IS

GOING TO HAVE TO STEP UP

HERE AND SHOW SOME REAL

LEADERSHIP.

Reporter: CAITLIN

BURKE, CBN NEWS.

Gordon: IF YOU WANT TO

GET AT THE ROOT OF THE

PROBLEM, THE ROOT OF THE

PROBLEM IS

GOVERNMENT-PROVIDED HEALTH

CARE.

NOW, I GREW UP IN A NAVY

TOWN, AND I'VE HEARD ABOUT

COMPLAINTS ABOUT V.A. HEALTH

CARE LITERALLY ALL OF MY

LIFE.

SO FOR ME THIS IS NOTHING

NEW.

THIS IS SOMETHING THAT HAS

BEEN AROUND.

MAYBE IT HAS GOTTEN WORSE

RECENTLY, AND YOU HEAR SOME

OF THESE HORROR STORIES AND

YOU GO, HOW IN THE WORLD

COULD A GOVERNMENT TURN ITS

BACK ON ITS OWN SOLDIERS IN

THEIR TIME OF NEED.

BUT IF YOU LOOK AT THE ROOT

OF THE PROBLEM, THE ROOT OF

THE PROBLEM ISN'T AT THE

HEAD OF THE V.A., IT'S THE

WHOLE IDEA OF IT, THAT WE'RE

GOING TO PROVIDE GOVERNMENT

HEALTH CARE FOR THE LIFE OF

OUR MEN AND WOMEN IN THE

ARMED SERVICES.

AND WHENEVER YOU HAVE THAT

KIND OF GOVERNMENT MONOPOLY,

DOES IT LEAD TO EFFICIENCY

IN SERVICE?

I THINK THE ANSWER IS

CLEARLY NO.

THERE HAS BEEN A SURPRISING

SHIFT FROM SOME REPUBLICANS

IN CONGRESS.

THEY JUST VOTED IN FAVOR OF

MEDICAL MARIJUANA.

JOHN JESSUP HAS MORE ON THAT

STORY FROM WASHINGTON.

Reporter: GORDON, THE

U.S. HOUSE HAS VOTED TO

BLOCK THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

FROM INTERFERING WITH STATES

THAT ALLOW THE USE OF

MEDICAL MARIJUANA.

THE VOTE CAME AS LAWMAKERS

DEBATED THE BILL FUNDING THE

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT'S

BUDGET.

THE MEASURE WAS WRITTEN BY A

CONSERVATIVE CALIFORNIA

REPUBLICAN.

WHO POINTED TO AN

OVERWHELMING CHANGE IN

PUBLIC OPINION.

HE SAYS IT IS APPROVED FOR

CANCER PATIENT UNDERGOING

CHEMOTHERAPY.

WELL, FOR THE FIRST TIME IN

THREE YEARS, THE U.S.

ECONOMY HAS SHRUNK.

IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF THIS

YEAR, THE NATION'S GROSS

DOMESTIC PRODUCT FELL 1%.

ECONOMISTS SAY THE BAD

WINTER WEATHER IS TO BLAME,

BUT MANY EXPECT A REBOUND IN

THE NEXT QUARTER.

WELL, ONE GROUP IS

ESPECIALLY CONCERNED WITH

THE ECONOMY ARE RECENT

COLLEGE GRADS.

AS THEY LEAVE SCHOOL, MANY

WORRY THEY WON'T BE ABLE TO

FIND JOBS.

BUT SOME EXPERTS SAY THERE

ARE MORE OPPORTUNITIES FOR

THE CLASS OF 2014 THAN THERE

WERE JUST A YEAR AGO.

CHARLENE AARON REPORTS.

Reporter: THE JOBLESS

RATE FOR COLLEGE GRADUATES

IN THEIR 20s IS NOW AT

10.9%.

STILL HIGH, BUT DOWN ALMOST

2.5% SINCE 2012.

AND WHILE IT'S ENCOURAGING

NEWS FOR MANY JUST GETTING

OUT OF SCHOOL, SOME ARE

STILL SKEPTICAL THEY'LL LAND

THE JOB THEY WANT.

I'M A LITTLE BIT AFRAID.

BUT I THINK I HAVE A LITTLE

BIT OF A PLAN.

I STARTED MY OWN GRAPHIC

COMPANY WHILE I WAS IN

SCHOOL.

SO I'LL CONTINUE WITH THAT

IF I DON'T FIND A JOB.

Reporter: MANY SETTLE

FOR POSITIONS THAT HAVE

NOTHING TO DO WITH THEIR

DEGREE, AND THE ANALYSTS SAY

THE ECONOMY SUFFERS AS A

RESULT.

THE FACT THAT WE HAVE SO

MANY YOUNG GRADUATES WHO ARE

EITHER NOT WORKING OR

WORKING IN A JOB THAT

DOESN'T REQUIRE THE SKILLS

THEY HAVE, THAT'S PART OF

THE GAP IN OUR ECONOMY.

THAT'S PART OF THE

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WHAT WE

COULD BE PRODUCING AS AN

ECONOMY AND WHAT WE ARE

PRODUCING.

Reporter: A STUDY

CONDUCTED BY THE NATIONAL

ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES AND

EMPLOYERS FOUND EMPLOYERS

PLAN TO HIRE 8.6% MORE

RECENT GRADUATES, AN

INCREASE OVER LAST YEAR'S

GRADUATING CLASS.

AS A MATTER OF FACT, I

ALREADY FOUND A JOB.

AND I'M VERY HAPPY WITH IT.

SO I'M VERY EXCITED.

Reporter: AND ACCORDING

TO THE N.A.C., THE AVERAGE

STARTING SALARY FOR THOSE

LEAVING SCHOOL WITH

BACHELOR'S DEGREES IS UP

1.2% SINCE 2013.

CHARLENE AARON, CBN NEWS.

Reporter: THE PRO LIFE

GROUP "LIVE ACTION" EXPOSES

CORRUPTION AND SCANDAL IN

AMERICA'S TOP ABORTION

PROVIDER, PLANNED

PARENTHOOD.

THE REPORT DOCUMENTS SIX

YEARS OF UNDERCOVER

INVESTIGATIONS AT CLINICS IN

THE U.S.

IT REVEALS WHAT LIVE ACTION

PRESIDENT LEILA ROSE CALLS

"AN INSTITUTIONALIZED

PATTERN OF ILLEGAL

BEHAVIOR."

AND HOW IT HAS HIDDEN SEXUAL

ABUSE OF CHILDREN, AIDED

SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF YOUNG

GIRLS AND FACILITATED

SEX-SELECTION ABORTIONS.

THEY'RE SUPPOSEDLY

PRO-WOMEN ALLIES, BUT

THEY'RE SO INSISTENT ON

ABORTION, AND PROTECTING IT

AS IT IS A HUMAN RIGHT, THAT

THEY'LL GO AS FAR AS

TARGETING GIRLS IN LATE TERM

FOR VIOLENT SEX-SELECTION

ABORTIONS.

Reporter: THE REPORT IS

PART OF A CAMPAIGN TO ASK

CITIZENS AND LAWMAKERS TO

SPEAK OUT AGAINST THE

PLANNED PARENTHOOD

ADMINISTRATION.

YOU CAN GO TO CBN AND READ

THE FULL REPORT AND FIND OT

HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED.

NIGERIA'S PRESIDENT IS

VOWING TO DO WHATEVER IT

TAKES TO BRING HOME THE

NEARLY 300 GIRLS KIDNAPPED

FOUR WEEKS AGO BY BOKO

HARAM.

THEY SAY NIGERIA'S SECURITY

IS NON-NEGOTIABLE.

I HAVE INSTRUCTED THE

CABINET FORCES TO LAUNCH A

FULL-SCALE OPERATION, TO PUT

AN END TO THE OPPORTUNITY OF

TERRORISM ON OUR SIDE.

WE HAVE ORDERED THE FILL

TARTHE MILITARY FORCES

NECESSARY TO ENSURE THAT

THIS IS DONE.

I ENSURE YOU THAT NIGERIA

WILL BE SAFE AGAIN.

AND THESE TERRORISTS WILL BE

DRIVEN AWAY.

Reporter: BOKO HARAM

BEGAN ITS DEADLY WAR ON

NIGERIA FIVE YEARS AGO.

THIS YEAR ALONE, MORE THAN

2,000 DEATHS HAVE BEEN

BLAMED ON THE GROUP.

COULD THE WORLD EXPERIENCE A

SECOND PENTECOST?

IN RECENT WEEKS, LEADERS OF

THE WORLD DESCENDED ON

JERUSALEM TO PRAY AND SEEK

AN OUTPOURING ON JERUSALEM.

TONIGHT WE STAND ON

HISTORY AND WE COME TO

WORSHIP THE KING OF

JERUSALEM, WHO IS OUR LORD

JESUS.

Reporter: ORAL ROBERT'S

PRESIDENT BILLY WILSON

SERVES AS DIRECTOR OF

"EMPOWERED 21."

THE MISSION IS EVERY

PERSON ON EARTH WILL HAVE AN

AUTHENTIC ENCOUNTER WITH

JESUS CHRIST BY PENTECOST

2003.

Reporter: THE FIRST ONE

TOOK PLACE ON MT. ZION

BEHIND ME.

THE NEXT PENTECOST IN

MAY 2016, ORGANIZERS OF

"EMPOUR 21" ARE INVITING

CHRISTIANS FROM ALL OVER THE

WORLD TO PRAY FOR A FRESH

PENTECOST FOR A NEW

GENERATION.

JESUS SAID, AFTER THE

HOLY SPIRIT COMES ON YOU,

YOU'LL BE MY WITNESSES IN

JERUSALEM FIRST, IN JUDEA,

SAMARIA, AND TO THE ENDS OF

THE EARTH.

SO THE THEME OF THE CONGRESS

IS "TO THE ENDS OF THE

EARTH."

AND WE'RE CALLING ON

BELIEVERS FROM AROUND THE

WORLD TO CONVERGE BACK ON

JERUSALEM, TO CELEBRATE THE

HOLY SPIRIT, TO LOOK AT WHAT

IT MEANS TO BE SPIRIT-FILLED

IN THE 21st CENTURY, AND

TO PRAY FOR A NEW GENERATION

TO EXPERIENCE GOD.

Reporter: AS THEY

PREPARE TO PASS THE

SPIRITUAL BATON TO A NEW

GENERATION, THESE LEADERS

SAY THEY ALREADY SEE GOD AT

WORK.

THANK GOD THEY ARE DOING

TRANSFORMATION AMONG THE

LEADERS IN INDIA.

Reporter: UNITY HAS

BEEN THE KEY.

I SEE THE EMPOWERMENT OF

21 IS THAT BODY COMING

TOGETHER AGAIN.

SO IMPORTANT.

SO NECESSARY.

WHEN BRETHREN GATHER

TOGETHER IN UNITY, GOD

PROVIDES A BLESSING.

Reporter: THE LEADERS

REPRESENTED THE SPECTRUM OF

CHARISMATIC AND PENTECOSTAL

GROUPS.

IT IS TIME THAT ALL OF

THE PEOPLE GATHER TOGETHER

AT THE MOUNTAIN OF THE

LORD.

IT IS JUST SOMETHING WE

DREAMED UP.

Reporter: THEIR NEXT

DREAM IS PENTECOST 2015.

TO EXPERIENCE A FRESH

PENTECOST IN OUR GENERATION

WILL BE LIFE-CHANGING.

SO YOU'RE LIFE WILL NEVER BE

THE SAME IF YOU COME MAY

2015 TO THE EMPOWER 21

GLOBAL CONGRESS.

Reporter: CHRIS

MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

JERUSALEM.

Reporter: AND IF YOU

CAN'T WAIT UNTIL MAY OF 2015

FOR THAT CONGRESS, EMPOWER

21 IS ALSO HOLDING A U.S.A.

GATHERING IN GEORGIA.

YOU CAN FIND IT ON OUR LINK

AT CBNNEWS.COM.

TENS OF THOUSANDS HAVE

GOTTEN SICK BY A VIRUS IN

THE CARRIBEAN.

IT CAUSES HIGH FEVER,

HEADACHE, AND JOINT PAIN.

MORE THAN 55,000 CASES ARE

ESTIMATED TO CROSS HAITI AND

THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC.

AT LEAST SEVEN DEATHS ARE

BLAMED ON THE VIRUS, AND

HEALTH OFFICIALS HAVE

CONFIRMED AT LEAST THREE

CASES HERE IN THE U.S.

CBN'S "OPERATION BLESSING"

STAFF IN HAITI HAVE ALSO

BEEN HIT BY THE VIRUS.

BUT "OPERATION BLESSING" IS

PROVIDING MEDICINE FOR OVER

125,000 PEOPLE IN HAITI, AND

O.B. WILL DISTRIBUTE THE

MEDICINE TO CLINICS IN POOR

RURAL AREAS OF THE COUNTRY.

AND "OPERATION BLESSING" HAS

BEEN IN HAITI SINCE 2010,

PROVIDING MEDICAL CARE, SAFE

WATER, ALL THROUGH THE

GENEROUS SUPPORT OF OUR

PARTNERS.

Gordon: THAT'S RIGHT.

AND IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART

OF THAT, BE A PART OF THAT

DISASTER RELIEF -- THIS

VIRUS IS HORRIBLE.

IT IS CARRIED BY THE SAME

VIRUS THAT CARRIES THE BENGI

FEVER.

THERE HAVE BEEN CASES

REPORTED IN THE UNITED

STATES.

THIS IS A REALLY BAD DISEASE

THAT YOU DON'T WANT TO GET.

IF YOU'VE GOT A WEAKENED

IMMUNE SYSTEM, IT CAN CAUSE

DEATH.

BUT JUST THE SUFFERING OF

PEOPLE.

WE WANT TO BE THERE AND HELP

THEM.

WE'RE BRINGING IN AN

ANTI-VIRAL MEDICINE, CALLED

PERACITAMAL.

IF YOU WANT TO BE PART OF

THAT, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS

GIVE TO THE O.B. DISASTER

RELIEF FUND.

YOU CAN CALL US,

1-800-759-0700.

OR YOU CAN LOG ON TO

CBN.COM.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, UP NEXT, A

PRINCIPAL WHO IS FAM

FAMILIAR WITH THE HALLS IN

HIS SCHOOL BECAUSE HE USED

TO CLEAN THEM.

HE SAID, I WOULD RATHER

SEE YOU GRADING PAPERS THAN

PICKING THEM UP.

AND IT STAYED HERE AND

HERE.

Terry: HEAR HOW THIS

JANITOR WENT FROM MOPPING

FLOORS TO MAKING THE GRADE.

THAT'S NEXT.

Gordon: THIS WEEK MARKS

THE FINAL DAY OF CLASSES FOR

MANY LOUISIANA SCHOOLS.

MOST STUDENTS ARE

CELEBRATING THE COMPLETION

OF ANOTHER GRADE SCHOOL.

AT ONE SCHOOL, THE FORMER

JANITOR COMPLETED HIS

BIGGEST MILESTONE.

HIS FIRST YEAR AS

PRINCIPAL.

Reporter: HERE AT

LOUISIANA'S PORT BERRY

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, JOSEPH

SONIA IS THE NEW PRINCIPAL.

BUT HE HAS BEEN WALKING

THESE HALLS FOR A LONG

TIME.

FOR 27 YEARS, THIS WAS

MR. SONIA'S OFFICE, IF YOU

COULD CALL IT THAT.

THIS IS THE JANITOR'S

CLOSET.

I WAS USED TO IT.

I'LL TELL YOU WHY.

MY DADDY DID IT ALL HIS

LIFE.

Reporter: THE PROMOTION

FROM CUSTODIAN TO PRINCIPAL

WAS THE DREAM JOB MR. SONIA

NEVER FELT IT COULD REALLY

DREAM ABOUT.

THAT WAS BECAUSE AFTER HIGH

SCHOOL, A COLLEGE DEGREE

SEEMED OUT OF REACH.

MY MOTHER AND FATHER HAD

SEPARATED, AND SO WE WERE

FIVE SIBLINGS, AND MY MOTHER

WAS A HOUSEKEEPER.

SHE COULDN'T AFFORD TO HAVE

ME IN COLLEGE AND HAVE MY

BROTHER AND SISTER IN GRADE

SCHOOL.

SO I HAD TO DROP OUT OF

COLLEGE TO GO INTO THE

WORKFORCE.

Reporter: IT JUST SO

HAPPENED THAT THE MAN WHO

TAUGHT JOSEPH IN FOURTH

GRADE WAS PRINCIPAL AT PORT

BERRY.

WESLEY JONES HIRED HIM AS

JANITOR.

I WAS THE ONLY JANITOR

FOR EIGHT YEARS AT THIS

CAMPUS.

Reporter: AND THEN

ENCOURAGED HIM TO DO MORE.

HE SAID, I WOULD RATHER

SEE YOU GRADING PAPERS THAN

PICKING THEM UP.

AND IT STAYED HERE AND

HERE.

Reporter: THE SEED

STAYED HIDDEN FOR ABOUT 15

YEARS, UNTIL SONIA ENROLLED

IN COLLEGE WITH HIS YOUNGEST

SON.

FOR EIGHT YEARS HE CLEANED

CLASSROOMS FULL-TIME, TO

CLASSES PART-TIME, AND

STUDDE STUDIED WHENEVER HE

COULD.

AT TIMES, I WAS OPERATING

ON THREE, MAYBE FOUR, HOURS

OF SLEEP A NIGHT.

Reporter: AND YET HE

NEVER THOUGHT QUITTING.

WHEN YOU PERSEVERE AND

YOU STEP OUT ON FAITH,

YOU'RE GOING TO GET IT

DONE.

Reporter: MR. SONIA DID

MORE THAN JUST GET THE JOB

DONE.

THIS IS MY FIRST CLASS,

MY VERY FIRST ONE.

Reporter: HE TAUGHT

THIRD FOR THREE YEARS AND

FOURTH GRADE FOR TWO YEARS

WHILE WORKING ON HIS

MASTER'S DEGREE.

WHO IS THE BEST

PRINCIPAL?

THERE YOU GO.

THERE YOU GO.

Reporter: THESE WERE

HIS STUDENTS BEFORE HIS RISE

TO PRINCIPAL IN NOVEMBER.

MONTHS LATER, HE IS STILL

PINCHING HIMSELF.

I SAT BACK AT MY DESK IN

DECEMBER, WHEN WE WERE ON

CHRISTMAS BREAK, AND I HAD

MY BLINDS OPEN.

AND I LOOKED THROUGH MY

BLINDS AND ALL I COULD SAY

WAS THANK YOU, GOD.

THANK YOU, GOD.

I KEPT SAYING IT OVER AND

OVER UNTIL TEARS STARTED

COMING DOWN MY EYES BECAUSE

I WAS GRATEFUL, I WAS

HAPPY.

I DO GET A LITTLE EMOTIONAL

BECAUSE IT MEANS A LOT TO ME

THAT GOD HAD THESE PLANS FOR

ME THAT 33 YEARS AGO I

DIDN'T THINK I WOULD BE

DOING THIS.

Reporter: LOOKING BACK,

SONIA SAYS THE SCHOOL'S

PREVIOUS PRINCIPALS PREPARED

HIM, SHARING UNFORGETTABLE

LESSONS, LIKE...

IT IS NOT WHERE YOU

START, BUT HOW YOU FINISH.

BUT YOU HAVE TO STEP OUT ON

FAITH.

BECAUSE PEOPLE HAVE DREAMS,

BUT THEY GIVE UP THEIR

DREAMS BECAUSE THERE ARE SO

MANY OBSTACLES.

YOU'RE GOING TO FACE THOSE

OBSTACLES BECAUSE NOTHING IN

LIFE COMES EASY, OR NOTHING

GOOD COMES EASY.

Reporter: HER H HE IS

NOW BUSY SHARING THOSE WORDS

OF WISDOM.

I DID A DEDICATION IN MY

CHURCH.

I OFFICIATED HIGH SCHOOL

BASKETBALL AND COLLEGE.

FOR 22 YEARS I'VE BEEN DOING

THAT.

STILL, IN ALL OF THAT

BUSYNESS, SOME OLD HABITS

ARE HARD TO BREAK.

THIS SCHOOL PRINCIPAL STILL

CLEANS HIS OWN OFFICE.

I TELL THEM, DON'T CARE

ABOUT THIS.

I WILL TAKE CARE OF IT

MYSELF.

I'M NOT ABOVE THAT.

Reporter: JOSEPH SONIA

IS A HUMBLE HOMETOWN HERO,

WITH A HEART AS BIG AS HIS

SMILE.

AND YET HE TAKES NO CREDIT

FOR HIS ACCOMPLISHMENT.

PEOPLE MAKE UP IN THEIR

MINDS WHAT THEY WANT TO DO,

BUT IT IS GOD WHO DECIDES

WHAT THEY WILL DO.

Reporter: EPHRAIM

GRAHAM, CBN NEWS, PORT

BERRY, LOUISIANA.

Gordon: AND IN ALL OF

THAT, WITH GOD YOU CAN DO

ALL THINGS.

WHEN IDEAS COME FROM HIM,

WHEN ACHIEVEMENTS COME FROM

HIM, WHAT YOU THOUGHT WAS

IMPOSSIBLE, WHAT YOU THOUGHT

YOU COULDN'T DO, YOU CAN

DO.

HERE IS A JANITOR THAT

BECAME A PRINCIPAL BECAUSE

HE FOUND FAVOR WITH GOD AND

MAN.

THAT CAN HAPPEN TO YOU IF

YOU JUST DO THE SAME THING.

PUT HIM FIRST.

PUT GOD FIRST, AND ALL OF

THESE OTHER THINGS WILL BE

ADDED.

IT IS GOING TO TAKE HARD

WORK.

IT IS GOING TO TAKE

DILIGENCE.

YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO GO

THROUGH ALL KINDS OF

DISCOURAGEMENT IN ORDER TO

ACHIEVE THESE GOALS.

BUT AT THE END OF IT, YOU

SEE THE JOY ON HIS FACE, HOW

HE IS REALIZING GOD IS IN

CONTROL, AND IN CONTROL OF

HIS LIFE.

AGAIN, THAT CAN HAPPEN TO

YOU IF YOU DO THE SAME

THING.

TERRY?

Terry: COMING UP, HE

STAYED HIGH AND MADE MONEY

MANUFACTURING METH, UNTIL

THE COPS CAME CALLING.

THERE WAS BATTERY TABS

THERE, AND EVIDENCE OF

MANUFACTURING WAS THERE

BECAUSE I DIDN'T CLEAN MY

MESS UP.

THERE IS NOWHERE TO RUN.

I KNOW IT'S OVER.

Terry: BUT IT WAS

REALLY JUST BEGINNING.

WATCH WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE

COME BACK.

Gordon: WE'VE GOT A

STORY JUST OUT OF "BREAKING

BAD."

NORM CHANDLER THOUGHT HE HAD

A GOOD HUSTLE GOING ON,

MANUFACTURING CRYSTAL METH.

HE COULD GET HIGH AND MAKE

MONEY.

HE FELT INVINCIBLE.

UNTIL THE DAY THAT THE COPS

NOTICED THAT NORM HADN'T

CLEANED UP HIS MESS.

I WAS HAVING FUN.

YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN?

IT WAS FUN BEING BULLYING

PEOPLE AROUND.

IT WAS FUN HAVING ALL OF THE

DIFFERENT GIRLFRIENDS AND

BEING THE GUY WITH

MONEYMENT.

Reporter MONEY.

Reporter: NORM CHANDLER

WAS A DRUG DEALER IN

CALIFORNIA.

HE MANUFACTURED AND SOLD

CRYSTAL METH AND HAD NO

REGARD FOR THE LAW.

HIS REBELLION AGAINST

AUTHORITIES STARTED IN HIS

YOUTH.

WHEN HIS PARENTS DIVORCED,

HIS MOM WORKED TO SUPPORT

THE FAMILY, WHICH LEFT NORM

ON HIS OWN A LOT.

IN SIXTH GRADE, I STARTED

SMOKING MARIJUANA.

BY EIGHTH GRADE, I HAD DONE

MY FIRST LINE OF COCAINE.

BY NINTH GRADE, I HAD DONE

METHAMPHETAMINE.

I WAS ANGRY BECAUSE MY

PARENTS DIVORCED.

I WAS ANGRY BECAUSE I DIDN'T

HAVE THE RELATIONSHIP WITH

MY FATHER.

Reporter: THE OTHER

ADULTS IN HIS LIFE DIDN'T

HELP.

MY UNCLES WERE BANK

ROBBERS AND DRUG SMUGGLERS.

WHEN I WAS GROWING UP, THERE

WAS A KEG OF BEER IN THE

BACKYARD AND YOU HELPED

YOURSELF.

THERE WAS NO EXAMPLE.

Reporter: STILL, NORM

HOPED THERE WAS MORE TO LIFE

SO HE ENLISTED IN THE

AIRPORT.

AFTER TWO YEARS, HE CAME

BACK AND GOT BACK TO THE

LIFE HE ONCE NEW.

NICE I GOT BACK

I GOT BACK INTO THAT

LIFESTYLE.

I STARTED OFF SELLING

COCAINE, AND ONE DAY SOMEONE

HIT ME UP ABOUT MY METH.

I SAID, LET ME SEE WHAT I

COULD DO.

Reporter: NORM NOT ONLY

STARTED SELLING THAT, HE

USED IT AND FELT

INVINCIBLE.

I WOULD CLOSE THE BAR

HERE, AND I WOULD GO TO THE

FIRE STATION WITH OFF-DUTY

POLICE OFFICERS AND SHOOT

ROUNDS OF POOL.

I WOULD GO INTO THE BATHROOM

AND DO ME A ROUND OF CRYSTAL

METH AND GO BACK OUT AND

PLAY POOL WITH THEM.

I WAS SITTING THERE AND

SMOKING THREE AND A HALF

GRAMS OF METH A DAY.

NOT EVEN GETTING HIGH.

JUST THE DEPRESSION AND

SUICIDAL THOUGHTS THAT CAME

TO MY HEAD.

A COUPLE OF TIMES I ALMOST

KILLED MYSELF.

Reporter: NORM MOVED IN

WITH A FRIEND.

THIS GUY, HE WOULD GET

HIGH WITH ME AND STUFF, BUT

HE WOULD TELL ME ABOUT GOD.

HE WOULD TELL ME YOU NEED

JESUS.

I WOULD TELL HIM, YOU'RE THE

REASON I DON'T GO TO

CHURCH.

YOU'RE SITTING HERE AND

GETTING HIGH WITH ME.

AND HE GOES, I'M BLAC BACK

SLIDING, BUT I KNOW WHO GOD

IS.

I CLUNG DO THE HOPE THAT ONE

DAY I'M GOING TO CHANGE.

I HUNG ON TO THAT HOPE.

IF I GO TO REHAB OR

SOMEWHERE, I CAN CHANGE.

BUT THE FEAR OF TAKING THAT

FIRST STEP WAS SO FEARFUL

BECAUSE WHAT IF I DIDN'T

MAKE IT?

THEN I HAD NO HOPE.

Reporter: WHEN A FRIEND

TAUGHT HIM HOW TO

MANUFACTURE METH, THAT

BECAME HIS HUSTLE.

HE STAYED HIGH AND MADE

MONEY.

BUT ONE DAY POLICE WERE

QUESTIONING A NEIGHBOR WHEN

THEY SAW SOMETHING

SUSPICIOUS IN NORM'S

DRIVEWAY.

THEY SEEN EVIDENCE OF

SOMEBODY -- LOOKED LIKE THEY

WAS MAKING DOPE.

THERE WAS BATTERY TABS

THERE, AND EVIDENCE OF

MANUFACTURING WAS THERE

BECAUSE I DIDN'T CLEAN MY

MESS UP.

THEY WALKED AROUND THE SIDE

OF THE HOUSE AND SEEN SOME

MARIJUANA PLANTS.

THEY WERE, LIKE, COME OUT OF

THE HOUSE.

THERE IS NOWHERE TO RUN.

I KNOW IT'S OVER.

Reporter: NORM

SURRENDERED TO AUTHORITIES.

WHEN THEY CUFFED ME UP

AND PICKED ME UP OFF THE

GROUND, I FELT THE WORLD

LIFTED OFF ME.

I FELT LIKE I COULD BREATHE

AGAIN BECAUSE I KNEW THAT

WAS IT, I KNEW IT WAS OVER.

Reporter: WHILE IN

JAIL, HE ASKED HIS SISTER TO

CALL AN OLD FRIEND, MIKE.

WHO IS NOW A DIRECTOR IN A

BIBLE-BASED PROGRAM FOR

OFFENDERS.

I USED TO GET HIGH WITH

THIS GUY.

I KNEW HIM SINCE I WAS NINE

YEARS OLD.

I KNEW WHAT HE DID, WHAT

KIND OF DIRTBALL HE WAS.

AND I KNEW WHAT HE WAS NOW.

AND I KNEW THAT GOD HAD TO

BE FOR REAL.

AND I WATCHED HIM WALK WITH

THE LORD, AND I ALWAYS KNEW

IF HE COULD DO IT, I COULD

DO IT.

I TOLD HIM, I NEED YOUR

HELP.

I WANT TO COME TO YOUR

PROGRAM.

Reporter: HE FACED A

SEVEN-YEAR PRISON SENTENCE,

BUT SINCE HE WAS A

FIRST-TIME OFFENDER, MIKE

WAS ABLE TO GET HIM INTO

"TURNING POINT."

I KNEW I BELIEVED IN THIS

JESUS AND I BELIEVED HE

COULD HELP ME.

Reporter: THOUGH HE WAS

NOW A CHRISTIAN,

TRANSITIONING TO A NEW WAY

OF LIFE WAS NOT EASY.

IT TOOK ME A COUPLE OF

MONTHS TO FULLY SUNDER

SURRENDER TO THE LORD.

WHEN I STARTED PRAYING TO

HIM, HE STARTING SPEAKING TO

ME.

I REMEMBER WHEN SOMEONE DID

SOMETHING DO SOMETHING TO

ME, INSTEAD OF HAVING THAT

ANGER I HAD IN THE PAST, I

JUST FORGAVE HIM.

Reporter: NORM REALIZED

HE WAS LOVED.

DAILY I'M GOING TO MAKE

MISTAKES, BUT I KNOW JESUS

CHRIST FORGIVES ME.

I'M NOT PROUD OF THE THINGS

I'VE DONE, BUT I KNOW GOD

LOVES ME.

Reporter: WHEN HE TIME

WAS UP, HE STAYED TO HELP

OTHER OFFENDERS LEARN THE

LOVE OF GOD.

NOW HE WORKS FOR THE

"TURNING POINT" MINISTRIES.

I SAY TO THE JUDGE, GIVE

THEM A CHANCE BECAUSE

SOMEBODY GAVE ME A CHANCE.

I THINK OF THE SCRIPTURE

JEREMIAH 20: 11: "I KNOW THE

PLANS I HAVE FOR YOU, PLANS

TO PROSPER YOU AND TO GIVE

YOU A HOPE AND A FUTURE."

I'M SET FREE BY THE BLOOD OF

JESUS CHRIST.

Gordon: AND YOU DON'T

HAVE TO LIVE A LIFE OF

ADDICTION.

YOU CAN BE SET FREE BY THE

BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST.

REALIZE HE CAME FOR YOU.

DON'T THINK THAT HE ONLY

CAME FOR OTHER PEOPLE, AND

I'M TOO BAD, I'VE GONE TOO

FAR.

REALIZE THAT JESUS LEAVES

THE 99 TO GO SEEK THE ONE

WHO IS LOST.

IF YOU WERE THE ONLY ONE, HE

STILL WOULD HAVE COME FOR

YOU.

HE STILL WOULD HAVE PAID THE

PRICE JUST FOR YOU.

BECAUSE HE LOVES YOU SO

MUCH.

AND THE SIGN OUTSIDE ON THE

WALL, "FOR GOD SO LOVED THE

WORLD THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY

BEGOTTEN SON."

REALIZE HE WOULD GIVE THE

WORLD FOR YOU.

HE LOVES YOU THAT MUCH.

HE DOESN'T WANT TO SEE YOU

ADDICTED.

HE DOESN'T WANT TO SEE YOU A

SLAVE TO COMPULSION.

HE WANTS TO SET YOU FREE.

AND JESUS SAID IT CLEARLY, I

CAME TO SET THE CAPTIVES

FREE.

HE IS NOT TALKING ABOUT

PRISON.

HE IS TALKING ABOUT THE

PRISONS WE MAKE, THE ONES

THAT WE'RE IN, WHERE WE SAY

I CAN'T BREAK FREE.

I CAN'T LIVE A CLEAN LIFE.

I'M BAD.

AND I CAN'T SEE A WAY OUT.

WELL, IF THAT'S YOU, JESUS

IS THE WAY OUT.

AND YOU HAVE TO DO THE SAME

THING THAT NORM DID.

JUST PRAY.

ASK HIM TO COME IN.

EVEN IF YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND

WHAT ALL OF THAT MEANS.

AND IF YOU FULLY SURRENDER

TO HIM, AND EVERY TIME YOU

HAVE A COMPUL COMPULSION

YOU GO TO HIM AND SAY,

JESUS, CAN YOU TAKE CARE OF

THIS?

YOU START READING THE BIBLE,

YOU START PRAYING, AND THEN

YOU START HEARING HIS VOICE

AND YOU BECOME SENSITIVE TO

IT AND WHAT HE TELLS YOU,

WHAT HE TELLS YOU TO DO.

HOW HE WANTS TO GIVE YOU A

FUTURE AND A HOPE.

WE'VE SEEN THAT IN THIS

SHOW.

WE'VE SEEN A JANITOR BECOME

A PRINCIPAL.

WE'VE SEEN A DRUG ADDICT, A

CRIMINAL, BECOME THE HEAD OF

A GROUP THAT ALL THEY DO IS

SET DRUG ADDICTS FREE.

AND THEY INTERVENE ON THEIR

POSITIVE IN FRONT OF THE

COURT SYSTEM.

THAT CAN HAPPEN TO YOU.

A COMPLETE TURNAROUND.

WHERE NO LONGER ARE YOU THE

TAIL, BUT YOU BECOME THE

HEAD.

AND THE BIBLE PROMISES THAT

GOD IS ABLE TO TAKE YOU FROM

THE ASH HEAP AND SET YOU

AMONG PRINCIPALS.

THAT'S WHAT HE WANTS TO DO.

AND IT BRINGS HIM GLORY TO

DO THAT.

SO IF THIS IS FOR YOU, IF

YOU WANT THAT TURNAROUND, IF

YOU WANT TO CHANGE, DON'T BE

AFRAID OF IT.

JUST SET IT DOWN AND SAY,

JESUS, I SURRENDER.

I CAN'T CONTROL THIS.

I NEED YOU IN MY LIFE.

I NEED THIS CHANGE.

SO IF YOU WANT THIS, BOW

YOUR HEAD WITH ME.

LET'S PRAY A PRAYER, AND

LET'S LET JESUS DO ALL OF

THE REST.

PRAY WITH ME.

JESUS -- THAT'S RIGHT, SAY

HIS NAME.

AND SAY IT OUT LOUD SO YOU

CAN HEAR IT.

JESUS, I COME TO YOU.

AND I SURRENDER.

I SURRENDER ALL.

I SURRENDER MY LIFE.

I SURRENDER EVERYTHING I

AM.

AND I ASK THAT YOU TAKE AWAY

THIS ADDICTION, THIS

COMPULSION.

I ASK THAT YOU SET ME FREE

AND PUT ME ON THE RIGHT

COURSE AGAIN.

JESUS, I HEAR YOU CAN GIVE

ME A HOPE AND A FUTURE.

AND WHATEVER IT TAKES, I

WANT THAT.

SO COME INTO MY HEART,

FORGIVE MY SINS.

SET ME FREE.

MAKE ME NEW AGAIN.

AND, JESUS, IF YOU DO THIS,

I WANT TO FOLLOW YOU ALL OF

THE DAYS OF MY LIFE.

HEAR MY PRAYER, FOR I PRAY

IT IN JESUS' NAME.

FATHER, FOR THOSE WHO JUST

PRAYED, I ASK FOR A

BAPTISTISM IN YOUR LOVE.

I ASK THAT YOU LET THEM KNOW

NOW, WITH YOUR PRESENCE,

THAT YOU WOULD FILL THEM

WITH YOUR HOLY SPIRIT AND

LET THEM KNOW HOW MUCH YOU

LOVE THEM AND HOW YOU HAVE

HEARD AND HAVE ANSWERED

THEIR PRAYER TODAY.

DO IT, LORD, FOR WE ASK IT

IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

IF YOU PRAYED WITH ME, THERE

ARE SOME STEPS YOU NEED TO

TAKE.

NUMBER ONE, YOU NEED TO GET

OUT OF ANY CIRCUMSTANCES

WHERE YOU'RE AROUND THAT

WHICH YOU'RE ADDICTED TO.

YOU NEED TO POUR IT OUT,

FLUSH IT AWAY.

YOU NEED TO GET RID OF IT,

AND YOU NEED TO STOP BEING

WITH PEOPLE WHO ARE ALSO

ADDICTED.

YOU NEED TO GET AWAY FROM

THEM.

THE SECOND THING YOU NEED TO

DO IS YOU NEED TO GET A

BIBLE.

AND YOU NEED TO START

READING IT EVERY DAY.

START WITH THE GOSPEL OF

JOHN.

THAT'S THE GOSPEL OF LOVE.

AND IF YOU UNDERSTAND THAT,

YOU UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING

YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT

CHRISTIANITY.

AND THEN MAKE IT A REGULAR

HABIT TO PRAY.

IF YOU FEEL A COMPULSION,

PRAY.

AND YOU GET INTO THAT

REGULAR HABIT AND START IN

YOUR PRAYERS ASKING GOD TO

SPEAK TO YOU AND TO SHOW

YOU.

TO SHOW YOU THINGS IN THE

BIBLE.

TO REVEAL HIMSELF TO YOU.

IF YOU DO THAT, HE'LL

ANSWER, AND HE'LL SET YOU

FREE, WHERE YOU NO LONGER

HAVE TO LIVE A LIFE OF

ADDICTION.

IF YOU'LL DO THIS FOR JUST

30 DAYS, YOU'LL BE FREE.

YOU'LL SET YOURSELF ON A

TRACK WHERE YOU CAN LIVE A

LIFE THAT'S FREE.

NOW, THERE IS SOMETHING ELSE

I WANT YOU TO DO.

I WANT YOU TO MAKE A PHONE

CALL.

THE NUMBER IS TOLL-FREE.

1-800-759-0700.

WHEN YOU CALL, ALL YOU HAVE

TO DO IS SAY, I PRAYED WITH

THAT GUY ON TV, AND I'VE GOT

SOMETHING FREE FOR YOU.

IT'S A C.D. TEACHING.

HOW DO YOU LIVE THE

CHRISTIAN LIFE?

WHAT ARE THE FUNDAMENTALS OF

THE FAITH?

WHAT DO CHRISTIANS BELIEVE?

HOW DO YOU WALK WITH JESUS?

ALL OF THAT IS FREE.

THE PHONE CALL IS FREE.

SO DO IT NOW.

1-800-759-0700.

TERRY, OVER TO YOU.

Terry: STILL AHEAD, A

SPECIAL SHOWING OF

"SUPERBOOK" IN BEIJING, WITH

CHRIS, JOY, AND GIZMO

SPEAKING MANDARIN.

PLUS YOU'LL GET A SNEAK PEEK

OF THE LATEST "SUPERBOOK"

EPISODE, THE NEW GIDEON

D.V.D.

YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS IT.

WELCOME BACK TO "THE 700

CLUB."

UNITED NATIONS' PEACEKEEPERS

ARE TRYING T TO -- THURSDAY

A GROUP OF YOUNG CHRISTIANS

RAISED RETALIATORY ATTACKS

AND DESTROYED ONE OF THE

LAST MOSQUES IN BUNJI.

YOUNG MUSLIMS BURNED TIRES

AND SET UP ROADBLOCKS IN

THEIR AREA.

THE REBELS LAUNCHED A GUN

ATTACK ON A CATHOLIC CHURCH,

KILLING AT LEAST 15 PEOPLE,

INCLUDING A PRIEST.

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS

HELPING STRUGGLING FAMILIES

IN OHIO.

WALTER IS A FATHER OF FOUR

KIDS.

WHEN WALTER LOST HIS JOB,

THE FAMILY BEGAN STRUGGLING

TO KEEP FOOD ON THE TABLE.

WALTER SUBMITTED MORE THAN

200 APPLICATIONS BUT WAS

UNABLE TO FIND A JOB.

A FRIEND TOLD HIM ABOUT A

NEARBY "OPERATION

BLESSING"-SUPPORTED FOOD

PANTRY.

THE FAMILY RECEIVED BAGS OF

NUTRITIOUS FOODS, INCLUDING

FRESH FRUIT AND VEGETABLES

AND OTHER NECESSITIES, LIKE

DIAPERS.

WALTER IS ONE OF MANY

FAMILIES WHO RECEIVED AN

ESTIMATED $200 WORTH OF

GROCERIES EVERY TIME THEY

VISIT.

YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE ABOUT

"OPERATION BLESSING" BY

GOING TO THEIR WEBSITE AT

OB.ORG.

GORDON AND TERRY WILL BE

BACK WITH MORE OF "THE 700

CLUB" RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Gordon: COMING UP, THEY

ARE BEATEN, LOCKED UP AND

PERSECUTED, AND THEY ARE OUR

BROTHERS.

WE'RE BEING PERSECUTED

AND IMPRISONED, AND IN SOME

CASES MARTYRED FOR OUR

FAITH.

Gordon: THE MOST

DEPRESSED PEOPLE IN THE

WORLD.

THERE IS MASSIVE

INHUMANITY FOR ANYBODY WHO

DARES TO CALL HIMSELF A

FOLLOWER OF JESUS.

Gordon: NEXT WEEK ON

"700 CLUB INTERACTIVE."

Gordon: IF YOU WANT TO

BE INVOLVED AND HAVE YOUR

CHURCH HOST A "SUPERBOOK"

MOVIE NIGHT, ALL YOU HAVE TO

DO IS CALL US,

1-800-759-0700.

WE'LL RUSH YOU OUT A D.V.D.

THAT HAS GOT BOTH EPISODES,

THE "ROAR" EPISODE, WHICH IS

THE STORY OF DANIEL AND THE

LION'S DEN, AND THE STORY OF

JONAH.

SO IF YOU WANT THOSE, OR YOU

WANT TO JUST THROW YOUR OWN

BLOCK PARTY, WE'VE GOT

DOWNLOADS, SO YOU CAN

PRINTOUT YOUR OWN POSTERS

AND DO BULLETIN INSERTS.

YOU CAN GET YOUR GROUP OR

CHURCH EXCITED ABOUT HAVING

A WONDERFUL "SUPERBOOK"

NIGHT.

WE DON'T SHIP YOU THE

POPCORN.

YOU'VE GOT TO MAKE YOUR OWN

POPCORN FOR THIS.

GIVE US A CALL,

1-800-759-0700.

OUR GOAL FOR CBN'S NEW

ANIMATED PROGRAM "SUPERBOOK"

IS TO INTRODUCE CHILDREN ALL

OVER THE WORLD TO THE

STORIES OF THE BIBLE.

AT EASTER WE HELD A SPECIAL

SCREENING IN BEIJING.

AND HERE IS WHAT CHILDREN

THERE HAD TO SAY AFTER THEY

WATCHED THE STORY OF THE

CRUCIFIXION.

[SPEAKING A

FOREIGN LANGUAGE]

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 RAN

RON MAE AND HER FRIENDS, TO

FIND OUT WHAT THEY THOUGHT

ABOUT THE ANIMATION.

I COULD HARDLY WAIT TO

SEE THE NEW "SUPERBOOK."

I KNEW IT WOULD BE FULL OF

NICE SURPRISES.

I ESPECIALLY LIKE THE

PART WHERE GIZMO TRAVELS

THROUGH SPACE AND THE TIME

TUNNEL.

THE CHARACTERS' FACES AND

EMOTIONS LOOK SO REAL.

AND IT LOOKS LIKE IT IS FROM

ASIA ISRAEL.

Terry: THE CHILDREN

WERE GLUED TO THE SCREEN,

ESPECIALLY TOWARDS THE

CRUCIFIXION.

I COULD TELL 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 CAN

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: THE CHILDREN OF

THE WORLD LOVE "SUPERBOOK,"

AND THEY LOVE THE STORIES OF

THE BIBLE.

OUR GOAL IS TO TRANSLATE

THIS.

AND WE'RE IN THE LAUNCH

YEAR.

WE WANT TO TRANSLATE IT INTO

42 DIFFERENT LANGUAGES.

IT IS ALREADY A HUGE HIT IN

THE PHILIPPINES AND

INDONESIA.

WE'VE ALREADY LAUNCHED IN

LATIN-AMERICA AND ARABIC AND

RUSSIAN.

IT IS ALL HAPPENING BECAUSE

PEOPLE LIKE YOU CARE ENOUGH

TO GIVE.

SO WHAT ARE WE ASKING FOR?

WE'RE ASKING YOU TO JOIN THE

"SUPERBOOK" D.V.D.

AND FOR A GIFT OF $25 OR

MORE WE'LL SEND YOU THE

LATEST EPISODES OF

"SUPERBOOK."

YOU WON'T GET JUST ONE

COPY.

YOU'LL GET THREE COPIES SO

THAT YOU CAN SHARE IT WITH

YOUR CHURCH.

YOU CAN SHARE IT WITH YOUR

FRIENDS, WITH YOUR FAMILY.

SO IF YOU JOIN THE

"SUPERBOOK" D.V.D. CLUB FOR

$25 OR MORE, WE'LL RUSH

THESE OUT TO YOU, AND YOU'LL

SIGN UP SO THAT YOU CAN GET

THE LATEST EPISODES AS

THEY'RE BEING RELEASED.

WE'VE GOT 10 MORE WE'RE

RELEASING THIS YEAR, SO

YOU'LL BE A PART OF IT.

YOU'LL BE A PART OF ALL THE

NEW EPISODES AS THEY COME

OUT.

SO DO IT.

CALL US NOW.

1-800-759-0700.

THE EPISODE WE HAVE RIGHT

NOW IS GIDEON, THE STORY OF

GIDEON, AND HOW WITH JUST A

HANDFUL OF SOLDIERS GOD LED

HIM TO DEFEAT THE

MIDEANITES.

WE WANT TO GET ALL OF THE

STORIES OUT FOR THE CHILDREN

OF THE WORLD SO THEY

UNDERSTAND THE GOSPEL, AND

THEY UNDERSTAND GOD'S

PLANMENT ANPLAN.

AND YOU CAN BE A PART OF IT

BY CALLING US,

1-800-759-0700.

TERRY?

Terry: UP NEXT, A YOUNG

WOMAN WHO TOOK A FALL WHEN

SHE WAS JUST TWO YEARS OLD

THAT LED TO 27 YEARS OF

SEIZURES.

WATCH HOW SHE WAS SUPER

NATURALLY HEALED WHEN WE

COME BACK.

Terry: 27 YEARS, THAT'S

HOW LONG CHRISTINE SHEETS

SUFFERED WITH SEIZURES.

HER CONDITION WAS SO

INTOLERABLE, SHE TRIED TO

KILL HERSELF TWICE.

BUT CHRISTINE SURVIVED, AND

THEN ONE DAY SHE RECEIVED A

MIRACLE.

Reporter: FOR MORE THAN

TWO DECADES, 34-YEAR-OLD

CHRISTINE SHEETS WAS A

PRISONER OF EPILEPSY AND

GRANDMAL SEIZURES.

I COULDN'T EVEN BE LEFT

ALONE WHEN I WAS A YOUNG

ADULT BECAUSE IT WAS TOO

DANGEROUS.

Reporter: THE SEIZURES

STARTED WHEN CHRISTINE WAS

TWO, AFTER A PHOTO SHOOT

WITH HER SITTING ON A HORSE

WENT TERRIBLY WRONG.

THE FLASH ON THE CAMERA

SPOOFED THE HORSE, AND THE

HORSE BUCKED ME OFF AND I

ENDED UP HITTING MY HEAD.

Reporter: SHORTLY AFTER

THAT, CHRISTINE HAD HER

FIRST GRANDMAL SEIZURE.

THE DOCTORS TOLD MY

PARENTS I WAS EP LEP TIC.

EEPILEPTIC.

Reporter: FOR THE NEXT

TEN YEARS, SHE HAD SMALLER,

PETIMAL SEIZURES, AND THEN

AT AGE 13, SHE TOOK A TURN

FOR THE WORSE.

DUE TO MY HORMONES, I

BEGAN TO HAVE GRANDMAL

SEIZURES.

AND THE DOCTORS STARTED TO

TREAT ME WITH MEDICINE AND

IT FAILED.

Reporter: AS

DEBILITATING AS THE SEIZURES

AND MIGRAINES WERE,

CHRISTINE SAYS THE ABUSE SHE

ENDURED IN SCHOOL MADE

THINGS FAR WORSE.

I WAS VERBALLY ABUSED ON

A DAILY BASIS.

THEY TOLD ME I WOULD NEVER

GET MARRIED, AND THEY USED

TO CALL ME "LITTLE SEIZURES

PIZZA."

Reporter: CHRISTINE

TURNED TO CUTTING.

I WOULD GO INTO THE

BATHROOM AND TAKE A KNIFE

AND JUST CUT MYSELF.

SOMETIMES IT GAVE ME A SENSE

OF RELIEF INSTEAD OF HAVING

IT ALL BOTTLED UP INSIDE OF

ME.

Reporter: ON AT LEAST

TWO OCCASIONS CHRISTINE ALSO

ATTEMPTED SUICIDE.

I REMEMBER THINKING, IF

THIS IS WHAT MY LIFE IS

GOING TO BE ALL ABOUT,

WHAT'S THE POINT IN LIVING?

Reporter: BY HER 20s,

CHRISTINE WAS TOTALLY

DEPENDENT ON HER MOTHER.

LIVING WITH HER WAS THE ONLY

OMTION.

OPTION.

HER SEIZURES WERE GETTING

WORSE.

IN 2000, CHRISTINE UNDERWENT

A RADICAL SURGERY TO REMOVE

SOME OF THE FRONT PART OF

HER LOBE.

UNFORTUNATELY, WHILE SHE WAS

ON THE OPERATING TABLE,

CHRISTINE HAD A STROKE.

THE WHOLE ENTIRE LEFT

SIDE OF MY BODY WAS

PARTIALLY PARALYZED AND I

WAS UNABLE TO WALK.

AND IT LEFT ME WITH CHRONIC

PAIN SYNDROME, WHICH LEFT ME

AND SCHRUS SCHRUSH

EXCRUCIATING PAIN AND

AGONY.

Reporter: SO CHRISTINE

HAD TO SPEND MOST OF HER

TIME INDOORS, READING AND

WRITING AND WATCHING TV.

"THE 700 CLUB" WAS HER

FAVORITE PROGRAM.

I WAS WATCHING "THE 700

CLUB," AND THERE WAS A WORD

OF KNOWLEDGE.

SOMEONE, HAVE AN INJURING

RELATED TO A HORSE.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT IS, BUT

GOD IS HEALING YOU.

Reporter: OVER THE NEXT

30 DAYS, CHRISTINE DIDN'T

HAVE A SINGLE SEIZURE.

THEN IT HAPPENED, SHE HAD

ANOTHER GRANDMA.

THIS TIME, THOUGH, SHE CHOSE

TO FIGHT BACK.

I JUST BASICALLY FOUGHT

OFF THE LIES THAT TOLD ME,

HERE WE GO AGAIN.

YOU'RE NOT HEALED.

YOU'RE NOT FREE.

AND I JUST CHOSE TO BELIEVE

GOD AND HIS TRUTH.

BY HIS WOUNDS AND STRIPES I

AM HEALED.

Reporter: FROM THAT

DAY, CHRISTINE SHEETS NEVER

HAD ANOTHER SEIZURE.

SHE CONTINUED TAKING HER

MEDICINE UNTIL HER DOCTOR

WEANED HER FROM IT, BUT SHE

HAS NOW BEEN SEIZURE-FREE

FOR THE PAST SEVEN YEARS,

AND THE SIDE EFFECTS FROM

HER STROKE ARE GONE AS

WELL.

WHILE SHE STILL LIVES WITH

HER MOM, CHRISTINE NOW

ENJOYS LONG WALKS WITH HER

DOG, AND DRIVING, SOMETHING

SHE ALWAYS DREAMED OF

DOING.

BEING ABLE TO DRIVE IS

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING.

IT IS WONDERFUL TO KNOW I AM

ABLE TO GO OUT AND BE BY

MYSELF AND LIVE A NORMAL,

HAPPY, FREE, LIFE.

Reporter: CHRISTINE

RECENTLY FINISHED PUTTING

THE FINISHING TOUCHES ON A

NEW BOOK.

SHE HAS A PART-TIME JOB AS

AN ORDAINED MINISTER AND

LOVES TALKING TO PEOPLE

ABOUT WHAT GOD CAN DO FOR

THEM.

BELIEVE IN MIRACLES

BECAUSE GOD HAS DONE MANY

FOR ME AND I KNOW HE WILL DO

THEM FOR OTHERS AS WELL.

Terry: BE ENCOURAGED AS

YOU LISTEN TO WHAT GOD HAS

DONE FOR YOU.

27 YEARS OF NON-STOP

SEIZURES, AND THEN PAIN AND

THEN PARALYSIS, AND IN A

MOMENT -- IN A MOMENT GOD

REACHED DOWN AND TOUCHED

HER.

AND HER LIFE IS NOT THE

SAME.

WE WANT TO PRAY FOR YOU

TODAY.

WE WANT TO TAKE SOME TIME TO

SPEAK TO YOUR NEED.

I WANT TO BUILD YOUR FAITH

BY TELLING YOU ABOUT DAVID

FROM TEXAS, AND HE WAS

VACATIONING IN CANADA WHEN

HE TOOK A SKI JUMP.

HE LANDED HARD AND WAS

INJURED.

THE DOCTOR DIAGNOSED A

DISLOCATED LEFT SHOULDER AND

A TORN ROTATOR CUFF.

AFTER TWO MONTHS OF

TREATMENT BY A CHIROPRACTOR

HE WAS NO BETTER.

THEN HE WAS WATCHING THIS

PROGRAM, AND HE HEARD ABOUT

A LADY WHO'S SHOULDER HAD

BEEN HEALED.

AND THEN HE HEARD YOU,

GORDON, GIVE A WORD OF

KNOWLEDGE.

YOU SAID, YOU HEARD THE

REPORT ABOUT A SHOULDER

BEING HEALED AND YOU'RE

SAYING, PLEASE SAY LEFT

SHOULDER.

YOUR PRAYER IS BEING

ANSWERED.

GOD IS ABLE TO RESTORE IT.

SO, DAVID, CLAIM THAT WORD.

AND DAVID CLAIMED THAT WORK

AND IMMEDIATELY FELT

BETTER.

HE KEPT AN APPOINTMENT WITH

HIS DOCTOR, WHO WAS AMAZED

AT WHAT HE SAW, BECAUSE

DAVID WAS COMPLETELY

HEALED.

Gordon: AMEN.

HERE IS WALLY FROM HAWAII,

AND HE SAID HE WAS HAVING

TROUBLE CATCHING HIS BREATH

SO HE WENT TO THE HOSPITAL.

AND HE WAS ADMITTED.

AND THEN HE WAS FLIPPING

THROUGH THE CHANNELS OF THE

T.V IN HIS ROOM, AND HE

COMES VISIT "THE 700 CLUB."

I HEAR WE'RE BIG IN

HOSPITALS.

TERRY WAS GIVING A WORD OF

KNOWLEDGE ABOUT SOMEONE WITH

A LOW-GRADE INFECTION.

SHE SAID, "GOD IS BUILDING

YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM AND

HEALING YOU FROM THAT RIGHT

NOW.

JUST RECEIVE IT."

WELL, HE IMMEDIATELY CLAIMED

THE WORD FOR HIMSELF.

HE FELT AS IF SOMETHING WAS

UNLOCKING IN HIS CHEST AND

LUNGS, AND HE COULD BREATHE

FREELY.

GOD IS A MIRACLE-WORKING

GOD.

ONE OF THE THINGS I LOVE

ABOUT THAT STORY IS HERE SHE

IS HEALED, AND SHE GOES 30

DAYS WITHOUT A SEIZURE, AND

THEN ONE COMES BACK.

NOW THAT HAPPENS.

THE ENEMY WILL TRY TO

CONVINCE YOU THAT YOU'VE

LOST IT, THAT YOU'VE DONE

SOMETHING WRONG AND THAT GOD

IS MAD AT YOU AGAIN, AND ALL

OF THIS IS COMING BACK.

BUT I LOVE WHAT SHE DID.

SHE SAID, I CONTENDED FOR MY

HEALING.

WHEN YOU REALIZE THAT

SICKNESS IS ILLEGAL IN THE

KINGDOM OF HEAVEN, IT'S

AGAINST THE LAW.

IT'S AGAINST GOD'S WILL.

YOU CONTEND FOR WHAT IS

LEGAL AND RIGHTEOUS.

SO TERRY AND I ARE GOING TO

AGREE.

WE'RE GOING TO CONTEND WITH

YOU.

AND WE'RE GOING TO BIND THE

ENEMY.

AND WE'RE GOING TO ASK THAT

GOD'S WILL WOULD BE DONE IN

YOUR BODY AS IT IS IN

HEAVEN.

HIS WILL FOR YOU IS FOR YOU

TO BE HEALED.

SO LET'S PRAY THAT HIS WILL

WILL BE DONE FOR YOU.

LORD, WE LIFT UP THE NEEDS

OF THE AUDIENCE, AND AS

PEOPLE ARE PRAYING AND

BELIEVE AND CONTENDING, WE

JOIN WITH THEM AND WE BIND

THE ENEMY.

WE BIND THAT WHICH WOULD

COME AND STEAL AND ROB AND

DESTROY.

AND WE SPEAK THE JOY OF THE

LORD INTO THEIR BODIES.

WE ASK FOR YOUR STRENGTH TO

BE MADE PERFECT IN HIS

WEAKNESS.

WE ASK FOR EVERYTHING TO BE

RESTORED AND HEALED NOW.

THERE IS SOMEONE, YOU'VE

BEEN SUFFERING WITH

SCOLIOSIS OF THE SPINE.

GOD IS HEALING YOU AND

STRAIGHTENING YOU RIGHT

NOW.

YOU'RE FEELING YOUR RIBS

MOVE BECAUSE GOD IS MOVING

YOUR SPINE BACK INTO

ALIGNMENT.

A GREAT MIRACLE IS HAPPENING

FOR YOU. JUST LIFT YOUR

HANDS NOW AND PRAISE HIM,

AND REALIZE ALL THAT PAIN IS

GONE NOW.

IN JESUS' NAME.

TERRY?

Terry: THERE ARE

MULTIPLE PEOPLE, YOU ARE

STRUGGLING UNDER A HEAVY

SPIRIT OF FEAR, SO FEARFUL

THAT YOU FEEL ACTUALLY

NAUSEATED FROM IT.

YOUR THOUGHTS ARE CONFUSED.

YOU'RE SCATTERED, YOU DON'T

KNOW WHAT TO DO.

WE JUST BIND THAT SPIRIT OF

FEAR NOW IN JESUS' NAME, AND

PEACE OF GOD COME UPON THEM

NOW.

FILL THEIR HEARTS AND THEIR

MINDS WITH YOUR PEACE, WHICH

SURPASSES ALL UNDERSTAND,

JESUS.

Gordon: WE BIND THE

DEPRESSION AND DI DISSPOND

DISSPONDSENCRY AND SUICIDAL

THOUGHTS.

WE ASK JOY TO BE POURED OUT

ON YOU.

EXCEEDINGLY, ABUNDANTLY, JOY

UNSPEAKABLE AND FULL OF

GLORY, FILL YOU NOW IN

JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

IF YOU'VE BEEN TOUCHED BY

GOD, WE WANT TO SHARE IN

YOUR GOOD REPORT AND TELL

PEOPLE ABOUT WHAT GOD IS

DOING IN THE WORLD TODAY.

SO GIVE US A CALL,

1-800-759-0700.

AND IF YOU NEED PRAYER,

WE'RE HERE FOR YOU.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH

THESE WORDS: "THE THINGS

WHICH ARE IMPOSSIBLE WITH

MEN ARE POSSIBLE WITH GOD."

LET ALL THINGS BE POSSIBLE.

START THINKING HOW BIG IS

POSSIBLE TODAY.

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