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The 700 Club - June 11, 2014

Luke Russert talks about his father’s life and the re-release of his Tim Russert’s best-selling book, “Big Russ and Me.” A prayer on television that specifically addresses Crystal’s foot pain leads to a miracle healing. Read Transcript


FROM ONE OF THE MOST

FAMOUS FEMALE SURFERS,

ADVICE FOR A HEALTHY BODY

AND SOUL.

JUST DIG INTO GOD'S WORD

AND JUST KNOW HIS TRUTH.

Wendy: PLUS, LUKE

RUSSERT TALKS ABOUT HIS

FAMOUS DAD, AND HOW HE IS

FOLLOWING IN HIS FATHER'S

FOOTSTEPS.

THEN A WOMEN I WOMAN IN

PAIN FOR SEVEN YEARS.

I CHANGED MY LIFE BECAUSE

OF MY FAITH.

GETS HEALED IN AN

INSTANT.

MY FEET FEEL LIKE NEW.

*

Pat: WELL, WELCOME,

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, TO

THIS EDITION OF "THE 700

CLUB."

THE QUESTION WE HAVE BEFORE

US TODAY IS WHY DOES THE TEA

PARTY WANT THE DEMOCRATS TO

CONTROL THE UNITED STATES

CONGRESS?

YOU SAY, WHAT ARE YOU

TALKING ABOUT?

WELL, IF YOU PUT UP

CANDIDATES WHO CAN'T WIN,

THE DEMOCRATS WILL WIN, AND

THEY WILL MAINTAIN CONTROL

OF THE SENATE AND POSSIBLY

GAIN MORE SEATS IN THE

HOUSE.

WELL, YOU SAY UP IN THE

SEVENTH DISTRICT OF

VIRGINIA, THE REPUBLICAN

PARTY HAS BEEN ROCKED BY A

POLITICAL EARTHQUAKE.

THAT DISTRICT HAD A MAN WHO

WAS THE MAJORITY LEADER OF

THE HOUSE OF

REPRESENTATIVES, WHO IS IN

LINE TO BECOME THE SPEAKER

OF THE HOUSE, ONE OF THE

MOST POWERFUL PEOPLE IN

AMERICA, AND THE TEA PARTY

DIDN'T LIKE HIM.

SO HE LOST IN A PRIMARY.

Wendy: WELL, THE ODDS

WERE STACKED HEAVILY AGAINST

CANTOR'S OPPONENT, BUT

VOTERS DEMANDED CHANGE IN

WASHINGTON, AND THAT'S WHAT

THEY'LL GET.

Reporter: SHOCKWAVES

OVER AN UPSET VICTORY.

EVERYONE EXPECTED THE SECOND

MOST POWERFUL MAN IN THE

U.S. HOUSE OF

REPRESENTATIVES TO EASILY

WIN HIS RE-ELECTION BID IN

VIRGINIA'S REPUBLICAN PARTY

PRIMARY.

ERIC CANTOR OUTSPENT HIS

OPPONENTS TWO TO ONE.

THE REASON WE WON THIS

CAMPAIGN IS THIS ONE REASON,

AND THAT'S BECAUSE DOLLARS

DO NOT VOTE.

YOU DO.

I KNOW THERE IS A LOT OF

LONG FACES HERE TONIGHT, AND

IT'S DISAPPOINTING, SURE.

Reporter: WHY DID IT

HAPPEN?

AND HOW WILL THE REPUBLICAN

PARTY REACT?

THIS WAS A SMACKDOWN,

THIS WAS VOTERS LESS THAN

TWO HOURS FROM WASHINGTON,

D.C. SAYING WE DON'T LIKE

THE DIRECTION THE COUNTRY IS

HEADED, AND WE DON'T LIKE

THE REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP'S

RESPONSE TO IT.

Reporter: IN HIS

CONFESSION SPEECH ON TUESDAY

NIGHT, CANTOR DESCRIBED

HIMSELF AS A CONSERVATIVE.

WE NEED TO FOCUS OUR

EFFORTS AS CONSERVATIVES, AS

REPUBLICANS, ON PUTTING

FORTH OUR CONSERVATIVE

SOLUTIONS, SO THAT THEY CAN

HELP SOLVE THE PROBLEMS FOR

SO MANY WORKING MIDDLE CLASS

FAMILIES.

Reporter: BUT VIRGINIA

VOTERS DIDN'T BUY IT.

TEA PARTY MEMBERS AND OTHER

CONSERVATIVES VIEWED CANTOR

AS THE ULTIMATE INSIDER,

CLOSE TO WALL STREET AND¿

ESTABLISHES REPUBLICAN.

AND GRANT IN VIRGINIA

CAPITALIZEDç ON CONSERVATIVE

DISAPPROVAL OF CANTOR.

THE POWER BELONGS TO THE

PEOPLE.

Reporter: WHILE THIS

WAS A SHOCKING UPSET, AND AN

AMAZING COMEBACK VICTORY FOR

THE TEA PARTY, WHAT IS

UNCLEAR THIS TIME IS THE

IMPACT IT MAY HAVE ON THE

REPUBLICAN PARTY AND THE

FALL CONGRESSIONAL

COMPAIGNS.

THE REPUBLICAN PARTY

LEADERSHIP, WILL THEY

EMBRACE A CONSERVATIVE

AGENDA OR A MORE MODERATE

ONE?

TWO MAIN ISSUES DOMINATED

GRANT'S WINNING CAMPAIGN,

OVER SPENDING THE MASSIVE

BUDGET DEFICIT, AND

IMMIGRATION REFORM.

HE ACCUSED THE HOUSE

MAJORITY LEADER OF WANTING

TO GIVE CITIZENSHIP PAPERS

TO ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS.

WE GOT CLOBBERED BY A

POLITICAL CANDIDATE WHO HAD

A FRACTION OF THE MONEY TO

SEND, AND THAT OUGHT TO SENT

A MESSAGE TO THE LEADERSHIP

IN BOTH PARTIES, BUT I'M NOT

SURE IT WILL.

Reporter: GARY LANE,

CBN NEWS.

Pat: THANKS, GARY.

JOINING US NOW IS THE SON OF

A FAMOUS RUSSERT, LUKE

RUSSERT, WHO COVERS CAPITOL

HILL.

GOOD TO HAVE YOU WITH US

THIS MORNING.

GOOD MORNING, REVEREND.

Pat: WHAT DO YOU THINK

THE DEAL IS?

IT IS ALMOST IF YOUR MAC

MACAVELIAN, YOU SET UP A TEA

PARTY.

I THINK IT WAS A SHOCKING

UPSET IN ERIC CANTOR'S

DISTRICT, AND WHILE A LOT OF

PEOPLE ARE MAKING THIS UT TO

BE TEA PARTY VERSUS

ESTABLISHMENT, THERE IS A

LOT OF THAT.

MITCHELL McCONNELL WAS

ABLE TO BEAT THEM A FEW

WEEKS AGO, AND YOU NOW SEE

THERE IS A RUNOFF IN

MISSISSIPPI.

I THINK IN CANTOR'S DISTRICT

SPECIFICALLY, IT IS THE AGE

OLD SAYING, WHICH OFTEN

HAPPENS, IF A POLITICIAN

GOES TO WASHINGTON, THEY

BECOME BIG, THEY HAVE A

NATIONAL PROFILE.

THEY GO AROUND THE WORLD.

THEY'RE ALWAYS ON

TELEVISION.

SOME PEOPLE FEEL THEY BEGIN

TO LOSE TOUCH WITH THEIR

VOTERS IN THEIR DISTRICT.

ERIC CANTOR OUTSPENT HIS

OPPONENT 15 TO ONE, AND HE

SPENT $158,000 ON STATE

DINNERS FOR HIS CAMPAIGN.

HIS OPPONENT SPENT $200,000

FOR HIS ENTIRE CAMPAIGN.

WHEN YOU START LOOKING AT

THIS, YOU SEE, OKAY, HE LOST

56 TO 44, THERE ARE A LOT OF

FOLKS WHO ARE DISENCHANTED

WITH ERIC CANTOR, AND ALSO,

I WOULD SAY, THEY DID NOT

REALIZE ONE THING THEY WERE

DOING.

ERIC CANTOR IS ALIGNED TO

THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE.

THE SENIORITY THEY VOTED OUT

WILL HAVE A BIG INFLUENCE IN

THAT DISTRICT.

THEY GO TO FROM BEING NUMBER

TWO TO NUMBER ONE, TO

SOMEONE WHO CAN BE 432 BY

THE END OF THE DAY.

I THINK THAT POINT WAS LOST

ON THE PRIMARY VOTERS, BUT

THERE IS A WAVE OF "THROW

THE BUMS OUT."

Pat: THE BUMS -- IF THE

REPUBLICANS GET THROWN OUT,

THE DEMOCRATS WIN.

LOOK AT SHARON ENGLAND, AND

SOME OF THE OTHER RACES,

THEY WERE WINNABLE THIS LAST

TIME AROUND.

NOW THEY'VE LOST THE

MAJORITY OF THE SENATE.

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

DO YOU THINK THERE IS --

I THINK IN THE SENATE --

I THINK YOU'RE RIGHT, I

THINK THERE IS AN ELEMENT OF

NOT HAVING NOMINEES WHO

COULD BE CONTROVERSIAL.

LOOK AT KENTUCKY.

MATT BEVIN, THE TEA PARTY

NOMINEE, HE LOST TO MITCHELL

McCONNELL.

ALLISON GRIMES WOULD HAVE

HAD AN EASIER TIME.

NOW HE IS THE UNDERDOG.

IN MISSISSIPPI, THERE ARE A

LOFT FOLKS WHO FEEL -- EVEN

THOUGH IT IS A CONSERVATIVE,

REPUBLICAN STATE -- THAT

COULD OPEN UP THE DOOR TO A

DEMOCRAT REPRESENTING

MISSISSIPPI, WHICH WOULD BE

EXTRAORDINARY IN THIS DAY

AND AGE.

I CERTAINLY AGREE WITH YOU

THAT THE OUTSIDE, MORE

CONSERVATIVE ELEMENTS OF THE

REPUBLICAN PARTY COULD HAVE

A DETRIMENTAL AFFECT ON THE

GENERAL ELECTION PROSPECTS.

IN THIS CASE, SPECIFICALLY

FOR ERIC CANTOR, ALTHOUGH HE

HAD HIS OWN PROBLEMS OF

BEING OUT OF TOUCH, WHAT

DOES IT MEAN FOR 2016.

BECAUSE ANY EVEN SENATE

CANDIDATE, WHO IS THINKING

OF BEING MORE MODERATE ON

THINGS LIKE IMMIGRATION, OR

THINGS LIKE EDUCATION

SPENDING OR WHATNOT, HAVE TO

LOOK AT THEMSELVES AND SAY,

LOOK, DO WE RISK BECOMING

PRIMARY FROM THE RIGHT, AND

IS THAT THE DIRECTION WE

WANT TO GO?

I THINK IT OPENS UP A HUGE

WINDOW FOR SOMEONE LIKE

HILLARY CLINTON TO WALK

THROUGH, AND NOT HAVE TO GO

SO FAR TO THE LEFT IN HER

OWN PRIMARY, AND WALK THE

MIDDLE LANE ALL THE WAY TO

THE PRESIDENCY.

Pat: IT IS LIKE

SNATCHING DEFEAT FROM THE

JAWS OF VICTORY.

IT IS JUST CRAZY.

TAKE THE ISSUE OF

IMMIGRATION, THE REPUBLICANS

HAVE GOT TO MAKE NICE TO THE

HISPANICS.

THEY'VE GOT TO DO IT.

BUT THEY'RE PERCEIVED AS

ANTI-HISPANIC.

WHAT DO THEY WANT ON

IMMIGRATION, AND WHAT WAS

THE PROBLEM THAT YOU SAW

WITH ERIC CANTOR AND

IMMIGRATION?

IT'S INTERESTING.

I'VE BEEN COVERING THIS

ISSUE FOR A LONG TIME ON THE

HILL, AND THE STICKING POINT

ALWAYS COMES DOWN TO BORDER

SECURITY.

BUT WHEN YOU GIVE THEM THE

QUESTION, SPECIFICALLY HOUSE

REPUBLICANS: WHAT

CONSTITUTES SECURING THE

BORDER, THERE IS NEVER

REALLY A CLEAR ANSWER.

THE SENATE PASSED A

COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION

REFORM BILL, FOLKS LIKE

LINDSAY GRAHAM, THAT BILL

CON CANADA BILLIONS

CONTAINED BILLIONS OF

DOLLARS FOR THINGS LIKE

DRONES, AND THERE IS MORE

WEAPONRY TO STOP THE FLOW OF

IMMIGRANTS.

THE HOUSE REPUBLICANS DON'T

GIVE YOU A STRAIGHT ANSWER.

THEY SAY SECURING THE

BORDER.

SO UNTIL THAT QUESTION OF

WHAT CONSTITUTES SECURING

THE BORDER FOR A LOT OF

HOUSE REPUBLICANS IS FIGURED

OUT, I DON'T THINK THEY'LL

MOVE ON IMMIGRATION REFORM.

A LOT OF THAT HAPPENS TO BE

BECAUSE THEIR DISTRICTS ARE

NOT MAJORITY LATINO.

I BELIEVE THERE IS LESS THAN

20 IN THE HOUSE G.O.P.

CONFERENCE, SO THERE IS NOT

THE IMPETUS TO MOVE.

BUT LOOK AT THE DEMOGRAPHIC

NUMBERS.

THE UNITED STATES IS

BECOMING MUCH MORE LATINO AS

THE YEARS GO BY.

A LOT OF THEM ARE REACHING

THE AGE OF 18 ARE BECOMING

VOTERS.

IF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY

CONTINUES TO ALIENATE THEM

ON THIS ISSUE, THEY RISK

BEING IN SECOND PLACE, AT

LEAST IN THE NATIONAL

ELECTIONS, FOR A LONG TIME.

Pat: LOOK, YOU'RE

RIGHT.

IF THE REPUBLICANS LOSE

CALIFORNIA, THEY LOSE

POSSIBLY TEXAS SOME DAY DOWN

THE ROAD, AND NEW MEXICO.

IT WOULD BE PURPLE.

Pat: YOU'RE GOING TO BE

TALKING TO A VERY LOVELY

LADY IN A FEW MINUTES ABOUT

YOUR BOOK, SO I WON'T TAKE

THAT UP.

YOU'VE GOT YOUR BOOK AND

WE'LL LET YOU TALK ABOUT

IT.

THANKS SO MUCH FOR BEING

WITH US.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR

HAVING ME.

I APPRECIATE IT.

Wendy: I AM LOOKING

FORWARD TO THAT INTERVIEW,

PAT

UP NEXT, IT IS THE SUPER

SURFER -- OH, WE'RE GOINGç TO

JOHN JESSUP, WHO HAS MORE ON

TODAY'S NEWS FROM OUR

WASHINGTON BUREAU.

JOHN?

Reporter: WENDY, THE

I.R.S. TEA PARTY SCANDAL IS

GETTING WORSE.

THE LATEST REVELATION OF

ABUSE, THE I.R.S. GAVE THE

F.B.I. MORE THAN A MILLION

PAGES OF TAX DOCUMENTS

WITHOUT A COURT ORDER.

THAT HAPPENED IN

OCTOBER 2010, JUST BEFORE

THE MID-TERM ELECTIONS.

THIS REVELATION COMES IN A

LETTER FROM CONGRESSMAN

DARRELL ISSA AND JIM

JORDAN.

IT INDICATES IT INCLUDED

PUBLIC RETURNS FROM

NON-PROFIT GROUPS AND

TAXPAYER INFORMATION.

THE LAW REQUIRES THE I.R.S.

TO KEEP THAT CONFIDENTIAL.

THE DATA CAME FROM LOIS

LERNER AND SARAH HALL.

A CALIFORNIA JUDGE RULED

AGAINST TENURE AND OTHER JOB

PROTECTIONS FOR PUBLIC

SCHOOL TEARCHE TEACHERS IN

THE GOLDEN STATE.

IT IS A LANDMARK DECISION

THAT COULD INFLUENCE SCHOOLS

ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

TEACHERS HAVE LONG ARGUED

THAT TENURE HELPS PRESERVE

ACADEMIC FREEDOM AND

PREVENTS ADMINISTRATIONS

FROM FIRING ON A WHIM.

THE CALIFORNIA TEACHERS'

ASSOCIATION PLANS TO APPEAL

THE RULING.

PAT?

Pat: WELL, THE TENURE

THING IS A TEACHER

PROTECTION RACKET THAT WAS

PUT IN PLACE A LONG, LONG

TIME AGO BY AN ULTRA LEFTEST

WHO DECIDED HOW ARE WE GOING

TO PROTECT RADICAL TEACHERS

FROM THE CONSERVATIVE SCHOOL

BOARDS THAT WOULD BE HIRING

THEM?

AND THEY CAME UP WITH THIS

MATTER OF TENURE.

AND IT'S GOTTEN SO BAD THAT

IT'S ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO

FIRE A PUBLIC SCHOOL

TEACHER.

SO IT'S AN EXTRAORDINARY

MOVE BY A FEDERAL JUDGE TO

SAY THAT TENURE

DISCRIMINATES AGAINST

MINORITIES.

I MEAN, I FRANKLY HAVE NEVER

HEARD THAT ARGUMENT ADVANCED

IN A COURT BEFORE.

IT IS VERY NOVEL.

BUT I BELIEVE THAT

DECISION -- I DON'T APPLAUD

A LOT OF THESE DISTRICT

COURT DECISIONS, BUT I SURE

APPLAUD THAT ONE.

JOHN?

Reporter: PAT, A GUNMAN

ENTERED AN OREGON HIGH

SCHOOL TUESDAY AND FATALLY

SHOT ONE STUDENT.

THE SHOOTER WAS FOUND DEAD A

SHORT TIME LATER.

AUTHORITIES DID NOT SAY

WHETHER HE TOOK HIS OWN

LIFE.

THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAID

THERE WAS REPORTS OF SHOTS

FIRED AT 8:00 IN THE MORNING

AT REYNOLDS HIGH SCHOOL IN

TROUTDALE.

THE SCHOOL WENT ON LOCKDOWN

AND STUDENTS WERE EVACUATED

ROOM BY ROOM.

A TEACHER WAS ALSO WOUNDED

IN THE ATTACK.

IT IS THE THIRD SHOOTING ON

A SCHOOL OR COLLEGE CAMPUS

IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS.

CHRISTIAN FAMILIES ARE AMONG

THE TENS OF THOUSANDS OF

IRAQIS FLEEING MOSUL AT

MILITANTS VIOLENTLY SEIZED

CONTROL OF THE CITY.

THEY CALL THEMSELVES THE

ISLAMIC STATE OF IRAQ IN

AVANT.

SUNDAY THE TERRORIST GROUP

SET OFF CAR BOMBS IN THE

IRAQI CAPITAL, KILLING

FOUR.

MEANWHILE, THE IRAQI

GOVERNMENT IS STRUGGLING TO

COPE AS SECURITY FORCES HAVE

COLLAPSED.

Through Translator:

THEY ABANDONED THEIR ARMS,

AMMUNITION, AND ARMORED

VEHICLES AND THEIR

POSITIONS, LEAVING THEM

BEHIND TO TERRORISTS.

THEY EVEN LEFT MOSUL AIRPORT

IN SOME PLANES.

Reporter: MOSUL IS A

STRATEGIC PRIZE FOR THESE

INSURGENTS, WHO HAVE BEEN

ADVANCING IN SYRIA, AS WELL

AS IRAQ.

EXPERTS BELIEVE THEY HOPE TO

SET UP A MILITARY E ENCLAVE

ALONG THE BORDER.

Pat: I THINK WHAT

HAPPENED, FOLKS, WE SPENT

HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS OF

DOLLARS AGAINST SA SADDAM

HUSSEIN.

WE WERE GOING TO FREE THAT

COUNTRY FROM DICTATORSHIP,

AND WE WERE GOING TO USHER

IN DEMOCRACY INTO IRAQ.

AND SO WE GET EVERYTHING ALL

SET UP.

WE HAVE AN ELECTION.

AND IT WAS A LEAK LATER, BUT

NEVERTHELESS HE IS IN

THERE.

SO WE TAKE A PRESIDENT HERE

IN THE UNITED STATES WHO

SAYS, I DIDN'T LIKE THAT

IRAQ WAR EVER, AND I WANT TO

GET OUT AS FAST AS I CAN.

SO HE DOES NOT HAVE A STATUS

OF FORCES AGREEMENT PUT IN

PLACE BEFORE WE PULLED OUT.

SO WE HAD NO RIGHT TO COME

BACK IN THERE AND FIGHT.

AND H WE COULD HAVE HAD IT

BECAUSE WE WERE CONTROLLING

THE THING, BUT WE LET IT GO,

WE LET IT SLIP.

SO NOW THE SECOND LARGEST

CITY IN IRAQ HAS BEEN TAKEN

OVER BY al-QAEDA, AND

al-QAEDA IS NOW LINKING UP

WITH THEIR OTHER FRIENDS

OVER IN SYRIA.

AND A VAST STRETCH OF

TERRITORY IS NOW UNDER

al-QAEDA CONTROL.

THAT'S WHAT IS HAPPENING.

THAT'S WHAT INATTENTION BY

THE WHITE HOUSE DOES.

THAT'S WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU

HAVE A COMMUNITY ORGANIZER

RUNNING YOUR FOREIGN

POLICY.

IT IS A DANGEROUS THING, AND

WE, SOONER OR LATER, OR

GOING TO HAVE TO GET BACK IN

THERE, OR THE MIDDLE EAST IS

GOING TO EVOLVE INTO CHAOS.

ONE OR THE OTHER.

JOHN?

Reporter: NIGERIA IS

THE MOST VIOLENT COUNTRY IN

THE WORLD FOR CHRISTIANS.

IT LEADS THE TOP TEN

VIOLENCE GROUPS PRODUCED BY

THE GROUP "OPEN DOORS."

THE GROUP REPORTED MERELY

2100 CHRISTIAN MURDERS IN

NIGERIA.

A SPOKESPERSON SAYS VIOLENCE

AGAINST CHRISTIANS IN

NIGERIA IS ONLY GETTING

WORSE.

WE'RE SEEING IN 2014,

EVEN MORE SECULAR AND

NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL

NEWS IS COVERING WHAT IS

GOING ON BECAUSE IT IS

GETTING MORE AND MORE

HORRIFIC.

WITH THE KIDNAPPING OF THESE

GIRLS AND OTHER HORRIBLE

BOMBINGS AND ATTACKS AGAINST

CHRISTIAN COMMUNITIES.

Reporter: CBN'S

OPBLESSING IS BRINGING AID

TO SCHOOL KIDS FACING ANGEL

FROM BOKO HARAM AND OTHER

ISLAMISTS.

DAVID DARD WAS ABLE TO VISIT

A BOARDING SCHOOL WITH A

HEAVILY ARMED SECURITY

DETAIL.

A BOKO HARAM SUICIDE BOMBER

KILLED MORE THAN 40 PEOPLE

JUST LAST WEEK.

THE SCHOOL WAS CLOSED AFTER

BOKO HARAM CAPTURED NEARLY

30300 SCHOOL GIRLS, AND IT

REOPENED THIS WEEK, AND

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS

PROVIDING SCHOOL AND RAZOR

WIRE FOR SECURITY SECURITY.

AND IT WILL BE OFFERING

IMPROVEMENTS TO DORM ROOMS

OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS.

THAT IS A BIT OF GOOD NEWS

FOR AN AREA PLAGUED WITH SO

MUCH VIOLENCE.

Pat: LADIES AND

GENTLEMEN, CBN IS THERE.

I WOULD CALL ON GOODLUCK

JONATHAN TO GET HIS FORCES

TOGETHER AND PUT DOWN HIS

BOKO HARAM BEFORE IT GETS

ANY WORSE.

IT IS SPREADING, AND IT'S

JUST ALL OVER THE

TERRITORY.

IT IS A SMALL GROUP, BUTç

THEY ARE VICIOUS AND

RADICAL.

AND THEY'VE GOT TO BE

STOPPED.

AND SOMETHING HASç TO BE

DONE.

THIS IS JUST ONE MORE PLACE

EXPLODING IN THIS WORLD.

IT IS LIKE THE WHOLE WORLD

IS IN CHAOS, AND THIS IS ONE

PLACE.

WHEN THERE IS WEAKNESS,

THOSE WHO ARE SUPPOSED TO BE

THE POLICE, BUT THE POLICE

AREN'T FUNCTIONING, AND THEN

CRIME RUNS AMUCK.

THAT IS WHAT IS HAPPENING IN

THE BOKO HARAM'S SMALL

GROUP, BUT THEY'RE VICIOUS

AND HEAVILY ARMED.

THEY'RE TERRORIZING PEOPLE,

BUT WE'RE THERE WITH

"OPERATION BLESSING," TO

HELP THOSE PEOPLE RECOVER

SOME VESTAGE OF DIGNITY IN

THEIR LIVES.

WENDY?

Wendy: SURFER BETHANY

HAMILTON MAKES A BIG SPLASH

WITH HER NEW BOOK.

HEAR HER ADVICE FOR A

HEALTHY BODY AND SOUL, WHEN

WE COME BACK.

Wendy: FROM MAGAZINES

TO THE BIG SCREEN, YOUNG

GIRLS ARE BOMBARDED WITH

SEXY IMAGES BY THE PERFECT

BODY.

AND NOW SURFER BETHANY

HAMILTON HAS SET OUT TO BUCK

THAT TREND.

RECENTLY CBN'S ANGELA

ZETAPEC SPOKE WITH BETHANY,

10 YEARS AFTER HER

TERRIFYING SHARK ATTACK.

Reporter: BETHANY

HAMILTON HAS INSPIRED

MILLIONS WITH HER STORY OF

FAITH AND DETERMINATION.

AFTER LOSING HER ARM IN A

2003 ATTACK, SHE HOPES TO

REACH A NEW AUDIENCE WITH

HER BOOK "BODY AND SOUL."

MY HEART BEHIND "BODY AND

SOUL" WAS REALLY TO

ENCOURAGE TEENAGED GIRLS,

AND NOW THAT I THINK ABOUT

IT, GIRLS MY AGE, AND ALL

WOMEN, TO MAKE HEALTHIER

CHOICES IN THEIR DAILY

LIFE.

Reporter: BETHANY

HAMILTON IS ON A MISSION,

TRAVELLING THE COUNTRY,

INCLUDING HERE IN NEW YORK

CITY, AND HER GOAL IS TO

HELP INSPIRE YOUNG GIRLS TO

BE HEALTHY ON THE INSIDE AS

WELL AS THE OUTSIDE.

YOU KIND OF LOOK AT THE

HEALTH OF OUR COUNTRY, AND

THERE IS, LIKE, HUGE OBESITY

RATES AND DISEASE RATES, AND

GIRLS THAT ARE HAVING EATING

DISORDERS.

THEY THINK THEY HAVE TO LOOK

LIKE THIS GIRL OR THAT

GIRL.

I WANTED TO BE ABLE TO SHED

SOME LIGHT IN THAT AREA.

Reporter: AS A

PRO-ATHLETE, HAMILTON'S

ADVICE TALKS ABOUT AN

ORGANIC LIFESTYLE.

AND SHE TALKS ABOUT HOW TO

PORTION YOUR FOOD AND THE

IMPORTANCE OF NATURAL FOOD.

INCLUDING THE SMOOTHIE SHE

HAS EVERY MORNING.

I'LL START WITH PUTTING

MALASPINA I SPINACH IN IT

AND MANGO OR FRUIT, AND

ALMOND MILK.

Reporter: IN ADDITION

TO DIET, SHE SAYS STAY

ACTIVE.

BETHANY AND I HIT THE GYM AS

SHE SHOWED ME SOME OF THE

EXERCISES SHE EXPLAINS IN

HER BOOK.

RANGING FROM LUNGES TO WHAT

SHE CALLS THE DUCK WALK.

MOST OF HER EXERCISES CAN BE

DONE ANYWHERE, AND THEY'RE

ALSO FUN TO DO WITH

FRIENDS.

SO AFTER DOING LUNGES, IT

IS REALLY ESSENTIAL TO

STRETCH YOUR HAMSTRINGS, AND

MAKE SURE YOU'RE NOT GETTING

SUPER TIGHT.

Reporter: AND BETHANY

WRITES ABOUT OTHER FUN WAYS

TO WORK UP A SWEAT,

STRETCHING YOUR MENTAL

WELL-BEING.

NOT EVERYBODY WHO POOX

PICKS UP THIS BOOK WANTS TO

BE THE BEST SURFER IN THE

WORLD.

BUT THEY NEED TO FIND OUT

WHAT IS THEIR PASSION.

I DON'T THINK WE'RE SUPPOSED

TO BE ON OUR COMPUTERS ALL

DAY LONG.

Reporter: GETTING AWAY

FROM THOSE ELECTRONICS, WILL

HELP YOU IN ANOTHER AREA

THAT HAMILTON BELIEVES IS

KEY TO YOUR GROWTH:

NOURISHING YOUR SPIRIT AND

THE RELATIONSHIPS GOD BRINGS

INTO YOUR LIFE.

THROUGHOUT THE BOOK, SHE

LISTS BIBLE VERSES FOR YOUNG

GIRLS TO REMEMBER AS THEY

DEVELOP AND GROW.

I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT

FOR GIRLS TO FIND THAT TIME

THROUGHOUT THEIR DAY TO JUST

DIG INTO GOD'S WORD AND JUST

KNOW HIS TRUTH.

Reporter: HAMILTON

RECENTLY MARRIED HER BEST

FRIEND, ADAM DIRK.

THEY TRAVEL TOGETHER FOR

BUSINESS, WHETHER FOR

SURFING OR SPEAKING

ENGAGEMENTS.

BETHANY REGULARLY PUTS THAT

SPIRITUAL FOCUS ON DISPLAY

IN HER OWN DAILY LIFE.

SHE RECENTLY SPOKE AT THE

NATIONAL PRAYER BREAKFAST IN

WASHINGTON, D.C.

IT IS COOL TO BE ABLE TO

SHARE WITH LEADERS FROM ALL

OVER THE WORLD OF MANY

DIFFERENT BACKGROUNDS.

Reporter: AS BETHANY

CONTINUES TO SPREAD HER

MESSAGE OF FAITH, "BODY AND

SOUL" FOCUSES ON BECOMING

YOUR BEST YOU, THROUGH

PHYSICAL AND SPIRITUAL

BALANCE.

ANGELA ZATAPEG, CBN NEWS,

NEW YORK.

Wendy: THANKS, ANGELA.

COMING UP, HIS DAD WAS THE

MODERATOR OF THE LONGEST

RUNNING SHOW IN TV HISTORY,

FOR HIMSELF AS AN NBCç

CORRESPONDENT.

LUKE RUSSERT JOINS US RIGHT

AFTER THIS.

LUKE RUSSEL

Wendy: WELL, HE IS THE

SON OF A FAMOUS FATHER WHO

ALMOST NEVER MISSED ANY OF

HIS SPORTS GAMES, AND NOW

LUKE RUSSERT IS CARRYING ON

HIS FATHER'S LEGACY, TAKE A

LOOK.

Reporter: TIM RUSSERT

IS KNOWN AS ONE OF THE MOST

TRUSTED AND ADMIRED FIGURES

IN AMERICAN JOURNALISM.

HE WAS THE MODERATOR OF

"MEET THE PRESS."

TIM PASSED AWAY IN 2008, BUT

HIS LEGACY CONTINUES THROUGH

HIS SON, LUKE RUSSERT, WHO

IS FOLLOWING IN HIS FATHER'S

FOOTSTEPS AS AN NBC NEWS

CORRESPONDENT.

LUKE RE-RELEASED HIS

FATHER'S BEST-SELLING

MEMOIR, "BIG RUSS AND ME."

IT SHARES TRADITIONS PASSED

DOWN THROUGH THEIR FAMILY.

Wendy: AND LUKE RUSSERT

IS BACK WITH US AGAIN.

LUKE, WELCOME BACK.

THANKS SO MUCH FOR HAVING

ME.

Wendy: LUKE, YOUR

FATHER WAS A VERY FAMOUS,

VERY BUSY MAN.

WHAT WAS YOUR RELATIONSHIP

LIKE WITH HIM?

WHAT IS INTERESTING, A

LOT OF FOLKS KNEW MY FATHER

AS THAT TOUGH, HARD-HITTING

JOURNALIST ON "MEET THE

PRESS," BUT I ALWAYS KNEW

HIM AS DAD.

HE WAS AT ALL OF MY SPORTING

EVENTS, AND HE ALWAYS MADE

AN EFFORT TO CALL ME NO

MATTER HOW BUSY HE WAS.

HE WAS MY BEST TEACHER.

TEACHING ME HOW TO BE A GOOD

PERSON.

TEACHING ME HOW TO BE A

CHILD OF GOD.

TEACHING ME ABOUT RESPECT,

AND DO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU

WOULD WANT THEM TO DO TO

YOU.

AND SO IT WAS AN INTERESTING

RELATIONSHIP AND ONE I MISS

ALL OF THE TYPE.

I SORT OF LEARNED, ONCE I

GOT INTO JOURNAL, HOW

WELL-RESPECTED HE WAS IN

THAT FIELD.

I ALWAYS SUSPECTED IT.

WHILE HE WAS THE MODERATOR

ON "MEET THE PRESS," BUT I

THINK THE TITLE HE WOULD BE

MOST PROUD OF IS BEING DAD.

Wendy: DID YOU FOLLOW

YOUR FATHER'S FOOTSTEPS INTO

TELEVISION NEWS?

THAT IS AN INTERESTING

QUESTION.

I GROUP UP IN A FAMILY OF

JOURNALIST.

MY MOTHER WAS A JOURNALIST

FOR A MAGAZINE.

I WAS MORE INTERESTED IN

SPORTS STARTING OUT, AND

THAT'S HOW I ACTUALLY GOT

STARTED.

BUT I DECIDED I WANTED TO

GET INVOLVED IN SOME

CAPACITY, AND I ENJOY WHAT

I'M DOING.

I THINK WE CAN HAVE AN

OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A

DIFFERENCE BY KEEPING

INFORMED IF WE DO OUR JOBS

THE RIGHT WAY.

Wendy: YOU'RE COVERING

POLITICS ON CAPITOL HILL,

AND HOW DO YOU THINK YOUR

APPROACH TO YOUR WORK

REFLECTS YOUR FATHER'S?

WELL, I THINK MY FAVORITE

PART OF MY JOB IS THE

ABILITY, AND ALSO THE

OPPORTUNITY -- I'M VERY

FORTUNATE TO BE ABLE TO BE

AROUND THE MOST IMPORTANT

POLICY-MAKERS IN THE UNITED

STATES ON A DAY-TO-DAY BASIS

AND SORT OF DEVELOP PERSONAL

RELATIONSHIPS WITH THEM.

THAT'S A VERY UNIQUE THING

TO BE ABLE TO DO IN YOUR

20s, THAT I'M CERTAINLY

VERY FORTUNATE TO HAVE.

I THINK ONE THING THAT I

LEARNED FROM MY FATHER WAS

TWOFOLD: ONE, THERE IS NO

SUBSS SUBSSITUTE FOR HARD

WORK, AND WHILE YOU'RE ALSO

LOVED, YOU'RE NEVER

ENTITLED.

A LOT OF PEOPLE THOUGHT,

YOU'RE TIM RUSSERT'S KID,

YOU CAN SKATE THROUGH, AND

THAT'S NOT TRUE.

HAVE YOU TO EARN YOUR WAY.

AND YOU HAVE TO PAY YOUR

DUES.

AND YOU HAVE TO SPEND YOUR

NIGHTS STAKING OUT A

CONGRESSMAN, AND BE UP AT

2 a.m. TO BE ABLE TO

REPORT ON IT.

SO YOU HAVE TO WORK HARD.

Wendy: THAT IS

SOMETHING YOU LEARNED FROM

YOUR GRANDFATHER, BIG RUSS,

WHO WORKED TWO JOBS AND

NEVER GRADUATED FROM HIGH

SCHOOL.

TELL US ABOUT THAT.

A FAMILY HERO.

HE WORKED TWO JOBS, AND THAT

WAS AN HONOR, AS HE WOULD

LIKE TO SAY.

HE WAS A GARBAGE MAN BY THE

MORNING AND DELIVERED

NEWSPAPERS BY NIGHT.

HE DROPPMD!OUT OF HIGH

SCHOOL TO GO WIN WORLD WAR

II.

WHAT I ALWAYS LEARNED FROM

HIM, NOTç ONLY THE VALUE OF

HARD WORK, AND HE DIDN'T

SPEAK MUCH, BUT THERE WAS A

MATTER OF COMMON DECENCY, NO

MATTER WHO HE MET.

THE ONE THING HE SAID THAT

WAS PASSED ON TO MY FATHER

AND IT WAS PASSED ON TO ME,

HE SAID, I IT TAKES JUST AS

LONG TO BE NICE TO SOMEBODY

AS IT IS MEAN, SO WHY BE

MEAN.

AND, ALSO, THE GLASS IS

ALWAYS HALF FULL.

HE BELIEVED IN THE POWER OF

FAITH, AND SOMETHING I LOOK

FORWARD TO FOR INSPIRATION

ON A DAILY BASIS.

Wendy: YOUR FATHER WAS

A HUGE BASEBALL FAN.

TELL US WHAT HAPPENED WHEN

YOU DECIDED TO STOP PLAYING

SPORTS?

IT WAS AN AMAZING MOMENT

FOR ME.

I WON DAY SAII WON DAY SAID

I ONE DAY SAID TO MY DAD,

I'M NOT ENJOYING BASEBALL

ANYMORE.

AND I EXPECTED A BLOW-BACK

BECAUSE BASEBALL WAS SO

IMPORTANT TO HIM.

HE WENT BACK AND HE WAS A

LITTLE STERN, BUT HE GAVE ME

A BIG HUG AND SAID, IF

THAT'S WHAT YOU WANT TO DO,

I'M BEHIND YOU 110%.

AND HE SAID, WHAT DO YOU

WANT TO DO NEXT?

AND I SAID, I THINK I'LL TRY

TO MAKE THE GOLF TEAM.

AND HE SORT OF CHUCKLED AND

LAUGHED, HE SAID, I GUESS

LIKE THE JEFFERSONS WE'RE

MOVING ON UP.

Wendy: AND YOU JUST

RELEASED A SPECIAL 10th

ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF "BIG

RUSS AND ME."

YOU SAID YOU'RE GLAD YOUR

DAD WROTE IT FOR SELFISH

REASONS.

WHAT DID YOU MEAN BY THAT?

IT HAS GIVEN ME A DAILY

MANUAL ON HOW TO APPROACH MY

LIFE.

AND HOPEFULLY IN THE FUTURE,

IF I'M FORTUNATE TO BECOME A

FATHER, OF WHAT IT MEANS TO

BE A GOOD FATHER.

THE IMPORTANCE OF FAITH.

THE IMPORTANCE OF TALKING TO

YOUR CHILD CONSISTENTLY, AND

TRY TO DEVELOP A

RELATIONSHIP WITH THEM WHERE

THEY KNOW YOU'RE THERE AND

THAT YOU CARE.

ONE THING I WRITE IN THE

BOOK IS MY FATHER, DESPITE

THE FACT HE WAS SO BUSY, AND

SO MANY PEOPLE MADE AN

EFFORT TO GRAB HIS TIME, HE

ALWAYS SET AWAY TIME FOR ME

AND HIS OWN FAMILY.

AND THAT'S VERY IMPORTANT.

AND WHILE NOT EVERYBODY IS

AFFORDED THAT LUXURY, AND

NOT ALL FATHERS ARE, AND I

CERTAINLY UNDERSTAND THAT,

BUT THE ONE THING ABOUT

BEING A DAD IS YOU DON'T

HAVE TO DRIVE A NICE CAR OR

HAVE A LOT OF MONEY.

YOU SIMPLY HAVE TO CARE.

THAT'S SOMETHING HE REALLY

PASSED ON TO ME, THAT I HOPE

TO EVENTUALLY PASS ON TO MY

CHILDREN BECAUSE I THINK

THAT IS SO VERY IMPORTANT IN

THIS DAY AND AGE, WHERE

WE'RE SO DISTRACTED BY SO

MANY THINGS.

WE'RE DISTRACTED BY

ELECTRONICS AND SOCIAL

MEDIA.

THERE IS A LOT TO BE SAID

ABOUT GETTING IN THE CAR AND

DRIVING WITH YOUR KID AND

HAVING A CONVERSATION.

I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW MANY OF

THOSE I REMEMBER, MORE THAN

ANY GIFT I GOT AT

CHRISTMAS.

Wendy: THOSE ARE GREAT

WORDS TO LIVE BY.

LUKE RUSSERT, THANKS FOR

BEING HERE.

FATHER'S DAY IS THIS SUNDAY,

AND THIS BOOK WOULD MAKE A

PERFECT GIFT, AND ITS CALLED

"BIG RUSS AND ME," AND IT IS

AVAILABLE WHEREVER BOOKS ARE

SOLD.

UP NEXT, WE'RE GOING TO

"BRING IT ON."

ONE PERSON SAYS, IF YOU HAVE

A NEIGHBOR AND THEY'RE

DEALING DRUGS, SHOULD YOU

REPORT THEM TO THE

AUTHORITIES?

STAY TUNED FOR PAT'S ANSWER

AND MORE AFTER THIS.

WELCOME BACK TO

WASHINGTON FOR THIS CBN NEWS

BREAK.

THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST

CONVENTION HAS A NEW

PRESIDENT DAY.

RONNIE FLOYD WILL LEAD THE

NATION'S LARGEST PROTESTANT

DENOMINATION.

THE CBC IS HOLDING ITS

NATIONAL CONVENTION IN

BALTIMORE THIS YEAR.

A PANEL MET TO DISCUSS

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY IN THE

U.S.

THE TOPIC: HOBBY LOBBY'S

FIGHT AGAINST THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION.

RUSSELL MOORE PREDICTED

HOBBY LOBBY WOULD WIN THEIR

SUPREME COURT CASE, BUT

MOORE ALSO SAID, QUOTE,"IF

WE LOSE THIS CASE, THE

GOSPEL IS NOT LOST."

IF THE UNITED STATES OF

AMERICA CRUMBLES AWAY, THE

GOSPEL IS NOTç LOST.

THE SUPREME COURT IS

EXPECTED TO ANNOUNCE ITS

RULING BY THE END OF THE

MONTH.¿

THE BERGDAHL FAMILY'S FORMER

PASTOR IS SPEAKING OUT

REGARDING THE CONTROVERSY

OVER SERGEANT BOWE

BERGDAHL'S RELEASE AND

CALLING FOR MERCY.

PHIL PROCTOR WAS PASTOR AT

THE CHURCH IN IDAHO.

HE IS NOW THE PASTOR OF

STERLING PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA.

AND THE BERGDAHL'S STAY WITH

HIM WHEN THEY VISIT D.C.

HE TOLD CHRISTIANITY TODAY,

THESE ARE BROTHERS AND

SISTERS IN CHRIST.

WE CAN HAVE POLITICAL VIEWS

ON WHETHER BOWE SHOULD BE IN

PRISON, BUT TO ADOPT THE

RHETORIC OF THE DAY AND TO

USE IT TO GUIDE CHRISTIANS

ABOUT ANOTHER SELF-PROFESSED

CHRISTIAN, I'M SADDENED BY

THAT.

PROCTOR CALLED ON CHRISTIANS

TO EXTEND GRACE AND LEAVE

JUDGMENT TO THE COURTS.

YOU CAN ALWAYS GET THE

LATEST FROM CBN NEWS BY

GOING TO OUR WEBSITE AT

CBNNEWS.COM.

PAT AND WENDY WILL BE BACK

WITH MORE OF "THE 700 CLUB"

RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Wendy: TODAY WE'VE GOT

A SNEAK PEEK OF TOMORROW

NIGHT'S AMERICAN BIBLE

CHALLENGE.

CHECK OUT JEFF FOXWORTHY'S

SPORTS REPORTS.

I'M HERE FROM THE WORLD

OF BIBLICAL SPORTS, PLUS THE

LATEST ON THE ANGELS AND THE

SAINTS.

BUT FIRST, THERE WAS AN

EXCITING MATCH BETWEEN JACOB

AND GOD LAST NIGHT.

THE TWO GRAPPLED UNTIL DAWN

IN THE MOST FIST-POUNDING

FIGHT.

BACK TO YOU, JEFF.

Wendy: YOU CAN JOIN THE

FUN ON "AMERICAN BIBLE

CHALLENGE" TOMORROW AND

EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT, JUST

TUNE INTO THE GAME SHOW

NETWORK.

PAT, I UNDERSTAND YOU'RE

GOING TO ASK A COUPLE OF

QUESTIONS ON THAT SHOW.

Pat: I THINK SOME TIME

ALONG THE WAY THEY HAD ME

ASKING A COUPLE.

I DON'T KNOW WHEN IT WILL

APPEAR, BUT THEY'RE DOING A

GOOD JOB.

I THINK A BIG AUDIENCE IS

WATCHING THAT SHOW.

Wendy: WE'VE GOT GREAT

QUESTIONS TODAY.

CLARENCE WRITES, "PAT, IF

YOU HAD A NEIGHBOR WHO IS

SELLING, AND ALL OF HIS

COSTUMERS ARE IN YOUR

APARTMENT BUILDING, SHOULD

YOU REPORT THIS TO THE

AUTHORITIES FOR THE SAKE OF

THE YOUNG CHILDREN IN THE

BUILDING?"

Pat: I DON'T THINK

THERE IS ANY QUESTION YOU

SHOULD REPORT IT.

IF YOU SEE A CRIME

HAPPENING, YOU HAVE AN

OBLIGATION TO REPORT IT.

YOU HAVE TO ASK THE POLICE

TO LEAVE YOU ANONYMOUS, OR

OTHERWISE THE DRUGS DEALERS

WILL COME AFTER YOU, AND THE

NEXT THING YOU KNOW YOU'LL

WIND UP DEAD.

YOU HAVE TO HAVE AN

IRON-CLAD AGREEMENT WITH THE

POLICE THEY WON'T USE YOUR

NAME.

THEY CAN DEVELOP THEIR OWN

INVESTIGATION AND THEIR OWN

EVIDENCE NOT USING YOU.

Wendy: A VIEWER WRITES,

"WHENEVER MY PARENTS FIGHT,

MY DAD THREATENS MY MOM WITH

HIS GUN.

UNFORTUNATELY, THIS NOW

MEANS NOTHING TO MY MOM, AND

SHE NEVER GOES NUTS ABOUT

IT.

SHE IS VERY CALM.

AS A CHILD, I GET VERY

NERVOUS WHEN THIS HAPPENS.

WHAT SHOULD WE DO ABOUT IT,

AND HIM?"

Pat: WELL, AGAIN, YOU

DON'T WANT TO GET YOUR

FATHER BUSTED, BUT YOU

COULD.

Wendy: IT MIGHT BE WHAT

HE NEEDS.

Pat: WELL, MISUSE OF A

FIREARM.

YOU OUGHT TO GO TO YOUR

MOTHER AND SAY, MOM, THIS

THING IS SCARING ME.

I ASK YOU PLEASE TO GET MY

FATHER TO HAVE SOME HELP.

THIS KIND OF RAGE -- ONE DAY

HE IS GOING TO PULL THE

TRIGGER.

IT DOESN'T TAKE TOO MUCH.

IF YOU HAVE A LOADED WEAPON

AND YOU'RE BRANDISHING IT

AROUND AND THE NEXT THING IT

GOES OFF.

MAYBE ACCIDENTALLY, BUT YOUR

MOTHER ENDS UP DEAD.

YOU NEED TO DO SOMETHING TO

INTERVENE, BUT YOU'RE A

KID.

YOUR MOTHER OUGHT TO TAKE

CARE OF THAT.

Wendy: SHARON

WRITES, "DO YOU WEAR A

HELMET WHILE WRITING YOUR

HORSE.

DO YOU ONLY DO DRESSAGE?"

Pat: I USED TO DO

JUMPER.

DRESSAGE HAS COME LATE WITH

ME WITH HUNTER, YOU WANT A

HELMET BECAUSE IF YOU FALL

OFF IT REALLY HURTS.

MOST DRESSAGE RIDERS DON'T

HAVE A HELMET.

BECAUSE OF THE CHANCES OF A

DRESSAGE HORSE BUCKING YOU

OFF IS MINIMAL.

Wendy: IS THAT WHAT

YOU'RE DOING THERE?

Pat: YES.

THAT'S CALLED A HALF PASS

AND HE IS DOING IT AT A

CANTOR.

Wendy: DO YOU TALK TO

HIM?

Pat: OH, YEAH.

I SAY WE'RE GOING TO DO A

HALF PASS TO THE RIGHT.

Wendy: I'VE ONLY BEEN

ON A HORSE A FEW TIMES, BUT

WHEN YOU'RE GALLOPING, THAT

IS THE MOST FUN.

BUT IT IS KIND OF SCARY.

Pat: WITH HIM IT IS

BECAUSE YOU RUN ACROSS THAT

RING AT FULLç SPEED.

THAT'S MORE OF JUST AN

EXTENDED TROt JK NOT AN

EXTENDED TROT, BUT A WORKING

TROT RIGHT THERE.

BUT HE IS 17.3 HANDS.

IF YOU FALL OFF HIM, IT WILL

HURT.

THE CLASSICAL DRESSAGE

RIDERS JUST WEAR A SMALL

HAT.

Wendy: HAVE YOU EVER

FALLEN OFF?

Pat: SURE.

Wendy: BUT YOU GOT BACK

ON.

Pat: I WAS TRAINING A

THOROUGHBRED TO JUMP, AND

THE THOROUGHBRED DIDN'T WANT

TO JUMP, AND CAME UP TO THIS

LITTLE "X" AND STOPPED.

AND I KICKED HER, AND ALL OF

A SUDDEN SHE LAUNCHED AND

SHE TOOK OFF AND LEAPT HIGH

IN THE AIR AND I WASN'T

PREPARED FOR IT AND I WENT

OFF.

Wendy: IF YOU WOULD

LIKE TO SEE MORE DRESSAGE

WITH PAT AND UFANO, LOG ON

TO CBNNEWS.COM.

DORIS WRITES, "MY CHILD HAS

DOWN SYNDROME, AND HE IS 50

YEARS OLD WITH THE MIND OF A

3-YEAR-OLD.

I'VE ALWAYS THOUGHT THAT GOD

LEFT ME HERE TO CARE FOR

HIM.

BUT I'M GETTING OLD AND SOON

WILL NOT BE ABLE TO CARE FOR

HIM.

WILL GOD FORGIVE ME IF I

SEND HIM TO HIS SISTER TO

CARE FOR HIM, OR SHOULD I

CONTINUE TO RELY ON GOD FOR

HELP?"

Pat: I THINK SEND THE

CHILD TO HIS SISTER.

I'M SURPRISED THAT THAT

CHILD WITH THAT SYNDROME HAS

LIVED TO 50.

YOU ARE A NOBLE PERSON TO

HAVE A CARING, LOVING

RELATIONSHIP WITH THAT CHILD

OVER THESE YEARS.

OF COURSE THE LORD WOULD NOT

HOLD YOU GUILTY IF YOU

PASSED THAT CHILD ON TO A

SISTER BECAUSE YOU WILL BE

DYING, AND WHAT'S GOING TO

HAPPEN AFTER YOU DIE?

SO YOU'RE LOOKING AFTER HIM

IN ADVANCE.

IT'S A LOVING THING.

GOD WILL BLESS YOU FOR IT.

Wendy: AUSTIN

WRITES, "I LOVE "THE 700

CLUB," AND I WON'T STOP

WATCHING THE SHOW.

IN 1 TIMOTHY 2: 2, IT SAYS,

"WE SHOULD PRAY FOR KINGS

AND ALL IN AUTHORITY SO WE

CAN LIVE PEACEFUL LIVES."

"WHY DON'T YOU ENCOURAGE

PEOPLE TO PRAY FOR OUR

LEADERS INSTEAD OF BASHING

THEM?"

Pat: YOU ARE EXACTLY

RIGHT.

WE SHOULD PRAY FOR OUR

LEADERS.

AGAIN, THAT WE MIGHT LIVE A

PEACEFUL AND GODLY LIFE.

AND THE TRUTH IS WE ENJOY

PEACE IN THIS LAND WE'RE IN

AND A GREAT DEAL OF

PROSPERITY, EVEN THOUGH SOME

THINGS ARE BEING

MISMANAGED.

WE'RE STILL BLESSED BY BEING

HERE AND WE OUGHT TO PRAY

FOR OUR LEADERS.

YOU'RE EXACTLY RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

Wendy: GOOD FOR YOU.

GOOD FOR YOU, PAT.

Pat: WELL, A GLASS OF

SUGAR WATER -- SOMETIMES

THAT'S ALL THIS SINGLE MOM

IN OUR NEXT STORY HAD TO

FEED HER FOUR CHILDREN.

NOW HER FAMILY NEVER GOES

HUNGRY.

WHY?

BECAUSE OF YOUR GIFTS TO

"OPERATION BLESSING."

Reporter: GUADALUPE

PROMISED HERSELF SHE WOULD

NEVER LET HER CHILDREN GO

HUNGRY, BUT SHE WAS

FORCED

TO BREAK

THAT PROMISE AGAIN

AND AGAIN.

THIS SINGLE MOTHER OF FOUR

WORKED SIX MONTHS OUT IN THE

FIELD IN THE SUGAR CANES OF

EL SALVADOR.

BUT THE MONEY FROM THAT JOB

DOESN'T LAST.

SOMETIMES CARLOS, THE

OLDEST, GO HUNTING WITH AN

OLD SLINGSHOT AND OTHER DAYS

HE LOOKS FOR ODD JOBS.

ONE TODAY IN EXCHANGE FOR

CUTTING TREES, A NEIGHBOR

GAVE HIM A SINGLE EGG.

I BROUGHT IT TO MY MOM SO

MY LITTLE BROTHER AND SISTER

COULD EAT.

Reporter: ONE OF THE

FIRST THINGS THAT "OPERATION

BLESSING" DID WHEN WE CAME

TO THE COMMUNITY IS GAVE

GUADALUPE AND HER FAMILY A

SMALL HEN FOR A POULTRY

BUSINESS.

OUR LIVES STARTED

CHANGING ALREADY.

MY KIDS ARE HAPPY AND I

AM HAPPY.

Reporter: IN JUST THREE

MONTHS, GUADALUPE HAS TURNED

A PROFIT FROM THE NEW

BUSINESS, SELLING EGGS AND

CHICKENS.

WE DON'T GO TO BED HUNGRY

ANYMORE, THANKS TO YOU.

LIFE IS BETTER NOW.

THANKS, "OPERATION

BLESSING."

GOD BLESS YOU.

Pat: WELL, IF YOU WANT

TO PARTICIPATE IN SOMETHING

WONDERFUL, GIVING SOMEBODY A

LIFE, GIVING THEM DIG

NALITYDIGNITY, GIVING THEM

AN OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE A

REWARDING FUTURE, WE HAVE SO

MUCH IN THIS COUNTRY.

OUR GARBAGE CANS ARE

EVIDENCE OF THE LUXURY WE

HAVE IN THIS COUNTRY.

WE THROW AWAY MORE FOOD

THUNDE THAN MOST COUNTRIES

HAVE TO EAT.

WHAT DOES IT TAKE?

65 CENTS A DAY, $20 A MONTH,

AND YOU CAN HELP THESE

PEOPLE.

NOT ONLY OVERSEAS, BUT HERE

IN AMERICA, WE HAVE TRUCKS

FROM OUR HUNGER STRIKE FORCE

THAT TAKES OUT BETWEEN

80 MILLION AND

100 MILLION POUNDS OF FOOD A

YEAR.

AND THAT MEANS ESSENTIALLY

80 MILLION MEALS TO HUNGRY

PEOPLE.

ALL OVER THIS COUNTRY.

WHETHER IN THE INNER CITIES

OR APLACHA.

THERE IS A MESSAGE I GAVE

HERE IN THE FEAST OF

TABERNACLES, AND IT WAS

REALLY ANOINTED.

IT WASN'T ANOINTED BY ME,

BUT IT WAS ANOINTED BY GOD.

GORDON HAS A TEACHING IN

HER, AND WE'LL GIVE THIS TO

YOU.

CALL IN, 1-800-759-0700.

HERE IS WENDY.

Wendy: ALL RIGHT, WHEN

WE COME BACK, WE'LL BE

PRAYING FOR YOU AND YOUR

NEEDS.

BUT FIRST YOU'LL MEET

SOMEONE WHO SUFFERED WITH

CHRONIC PAIN FOR SEVEN

YEARS.

MY FEET WERE CONSTANTLY

HURTING.

THEY WOULD HURT JUST LAYING

DOWN.

AND I WOULD DREAD GETTING UP

IN THE MORNING.

Wendy:YT

ANYMORE.

SEE HOW THIS WOMAN WAS

HEALED AND WHY SHE SAYS SHEç

NEVER GAVE UP PRAYING.

Wendy: WE MADE IT EASY

FOR YOUR CHURCH TO HAVE A

SPECIAL "SUPERBOOK" MOVIE

NIGHT.

FOR $25, WE'LL GIVE YOU

EVERYTHING YOU NEED FROM

TICKETS TO TWO "SUPERBOOK"

EPISODES, "ROAR," AND

"JONA."

AND I "JONAH."

GIVE US A CALL,

1-800-759-0700, OR YOU CAN

GO TO SUPERBOOK.T

V/"SUPERBOOK."

I WANT TO INTRODUCE YOU TO A

WOMAN NAMED CRYSTAL.

SHE LOVES TO WALK, AS I DO,

BUT SHE COULDN'T TAKE A

SINGLE STEP WITHOUT PAIN.

I HAD A LIMP, AND I

COULDN'T WALK DOWN THE

STAIRS WITHOUT HOLDING ON TO

THE RAILING.

I REMEMBER THINKING ABOUT

EVERY STEP, AND BEING VERY

CAREFUL WHERE I STEPPED.

MY FEET ARE CONSTANTLY

HURTING.

Reporter: CRYSTAL

STICKLE DOESN'T KNOW HOW THE

PAIN IN HER FEET STARTED

BACK IN 2001.

ALL SHE KNOWS IS IT MADE HER

LIFE MUCH MORE DIFFICULT.

IT CAME ON LITTLE BY

LITTLE.

I FELT LIKE SOMETHING WAS

PUSHING ON MY ARCH AND JUST

CONSTANT PAIN.

MY LEFT FOOT HURT MORE THAN

MY RIGHT FOOT, EVEN THOUGH

THEY BOTH STARTED HURTING.

Reporter: THE PAIN ONLY

GOT WORSE.

THEY WOULD HURT LAYING

DOWN.

I WOULD DREAD GETTING UP IN

THE MORNING.

IT HURT AS THEY HIT THE

FLOOR AND WALKING.

I COULD NOT RUN, ANYTHING

LIKE THAT.

THEY WOULD JUST HURT.

Reporter: HER DOCTOR

TOLD HER SHE HAD BONE SPURS

AND THERE WAS NOTHING HE

COULD DO.

HE GAVE HER FOOT EXERCISES

AND PRESCRIBED PAIN

MEDICATION, BUT NEITHER

WORKED.

I CHANGED MY LIFE BECAUSE

OF MY FEET.

FINALLY AFTER ABOUT SEVEN

YEARS, THEY FINALLY JUST

HURT ALL OF THE TIME.

Reporter: ONE DAY SHE

WAS WATCHING "THE 700 CLUB,"

AND GORDON BEGAN TO PRAY FOR

VIEWERS.

AND SO I PUT MY HANDS ON

MY LEFT FOOT BECAUSE IT HURT

THE WORST.

AND THEN I THOUGHT, NO, I'M

GOING TO PUT MY HANDS ON

BOTH FEET.

Gordon: THERE IS

SOMEONE CRYING OUT FOR THE

SOUL SOLES OF YOUR FEET.

THERE IS A PAIN IN YOUR

ARCH.

IT IS REALLY BAD IN YOUR

LEFT FOOT, AND GOD IS

HEALING THAT NOW FOR YOU.

I JUST KNEW THAT THAT

PRAYER WAS FOR ME.

I HAD TEARS OF JOY.

I CRIED FOR AN HOUR AFTER MY

FEET WERE HEALED, AT LEAST.

AND I STILL SOMETIMES GET

TEARS WHEN I THINK OF WHAT

THEY USED TO FEEL LIKE AND

WHAT THEY FEEL LIKE NOW.

MY FEET FEEL LIKE NEW.

I FEEL LIKE GOD HAS JUST

GIVEN ME NEW FEET.

HE HAS TAKEN ALL OF THE PAIN

AWAY.

HE CARES ABOUT EVERY DETAIL

WITH MY LIFE, RIGHT DOWN TO

THE FOLDS OF MY FEET.

Reporter: NOW SHE IS

ENJOYING SOME ACTIVITIES FOR

THE FIRST TIME IN YEARS.

I LOVE WALKING.

IN FACT, I WALK A LOT.

I CAN KEEP UP WITH MY

FAMILY, MY CHILDREN.

AND I DON'T HAVE TO THINK

ABOUT CONSTANTLY BEING IN

PAIN.

Reporter: SHE SAYS

THROUGHOUT HER JOURNEY SHE

HAS LEARNED SOMETHING

WONDERFUL.

NEVER GIVE UP PRAYING.

I PRAYED FOR SEVEN YEARS FOR

MY FEET TO BE HEALED, AND

GOD HEARD MY PRAYERS.

HE STILL HEALS TODAY.

WE READ IN OUR BIBLES THAT

HE HEALS THE LAME AND THE

BLIND AND HE BROUGHT PEOPLE

BACK FROM THE DEAD.

HE CAN DO ALL THAT, AND HE

STILL DOES IT TODAY, AND I'M

PROOF OF IT.

Wendy: THAT IS SO

AMAZING.

MY HEART JUST BREAKS BECAUSE

I LOVE TO WALK SO MUCH,

TOO.

AND I KNOW WHAT SHE WAS

GOING THROUGH, BUT PRAISE

THE LORD, SHE IS HEALED.

AND GOD WANTS TO HEAL MANY

OF YOU TODAY, SO WE'RE GOING

TO PRAY.

Pat: YOU'VE GOT SOME

TESTIMONIES THERE.

Wendy: TRACY IS A

27-YEAR-OLD WOMAN FROM

GEORGIA, WHO TRAVELLED TO

THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC IN

MARCH TO CELEBRATE HER

GIRLFRIEND'S BIRTHDAY.

AFTER SHE GOT HOME, SHE

BEGAN TO HAVE STOMACH

PROBLEMS.

ONE DAY TRACY WAS WATCHING

"THE 700 CLUB," WHEN SHE

HEARD YOU, PAT, SAY YOU HAVE

SOME KIND OF FUNGUS YOU MAY

HAVE GOTTEN FROM A TROPICAL

AREA, AND SAID GOD IS TAKING

THAT AWAY FROM YOU.

AND SHE WENT BACK TO THE

HOSPITAL, AND THE DOCTOR

SAID SHE WAS FINE.

Pat: THIS GIRL HAD Aç

PROBLEM WITH A HIP POPPING

OUT OF ITS SOCKET.ç

SHE HEARD TERRY GIVE A WORD

OF KNOWLEDGE, AND DONNA

SAID, THAT'S ME, AND SHE

HASN'T HAD ANY PROBLEM

SINCE.

FOLKS, WE'RE GOING TO JOIN

HANDS.

AND THE BIBLE SAYS IF TWO

YOU OF AGREE, TOUCHING, IT

WILL BE DONE FOR THEM BY MY

FATHER IN HEAVEN.

WHAT IS YOUR NEED?

RIGHT NOW, WOULD YOU LIKE TO

SEE GOD TOUCH YOU AND TAKE

AWAY THE PAIN AND PUT THOSE

JOINTS BACK IN PLACE?

TAKE AWAY THE FUNGUS, THE

INFECTION, WHATEVER, WE'RE

GOING TO PRAY.

FATHER, ALL THINGS ARE

POSSIBLE WITH YOU.

YOU ARE THE GOD OF GLORY.

YOU ARE THE ETERNAL "I AM."

THERE IS NO GOD IN HEAVEN OR

ON EARTH OR UNDER THE EARTH

THAT CAN TOUCH YOU.

YOU ARE THE AUTHOR OF ALL

LIFE.

FATHER, WE BRING TO YOU THE

PEOPLE WHO ARE SUFFERING.

SOME ARE SUFFERING BECAUSE

THEY LACK MONEY.

SOME ARE SUFFERING BECAUSE

THEY HAVE A BAD MARRIAGE.

SOME ARE SUFFERING BECAUSE

THEIR CHILDREN ARE

REBELLIOUS.

SOME ARE SUFFERING, LORD,

BECAUSE OF PHYSICAL

AILMENTS.

WE SPEAK NOW TOGETHER.

WENDY AND I JOIN TOGETHER IN

THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST OF

NAZARETH.

RECEIVE AN ANSWER TO YOUR

PRAYER.

MAY THE LORD TOUCH YOU.

WENDY, WHAT DO YOU HAVE?

Wendy: THE LORD IS

TOUCHING KIDNEYS RIGHT NOW.

LORD, THERE IS A LOT OF

PEOPLE SUFFERING, PEOPLE ON

DIALYSIS, PEOPLE HAVING

PAINS IN THEIR URINARY TRACT

AND KIDNEYS, AND, LORD,

YOU'RE TOUCHING AND GIVING

RELIEF.

RIGHT NOW PUT YOUR HANDS ON

YOUR KIDNEYS AND RECEIVE IT

IN JESUS' NAME.

Pat: SOMEBODY GOT HIT,

LIKE ON THE BRIDGE OF YOUR

NOSE OR IN YOUR FOREHEAD, I

DON'T KNOW IF IT WAS A

BASEBALL BAT, BUT SOMETHING

HIT YOU.

RIGHT NOW TOUCH IT AND THE

PAIN WILL LEAVE AND WHATEVER

IS THERE WILL BE NORMAL IN

THE NAME OF JESUS.

SOMEBODY HAS INTESTINAL

PARASITES.

YOU'VE GOT WORMS.

AND THERE IS A FIRE INSIDE

OF YOU RIGHT NOW.

YOU'LL FEEL IT, AND THOSE

THINGS ARE JUST BEING DRIVEN

OUT OF YOUR BODY IN THE NAME

OF JESUS.

WENDY?

Wendy: THERE IS SOMEONE

WHO HAS VERY PAINFUL

BUNIONS.

YOUR FEET ARE REALLY

HURTING, AND GOD IS TOUCHING

YOU RIGHT NOW.

AND YOU'RE GOING TO FEEL

RELIEF IN JESUS' NAME.

Pat: OH, YOUR SO SAD.

YOU'RE CRYING OUT, AND

YOU'RE SAYING, GOD, I CAN'T

GO ON.

I CAN'T GO ON.

YES, YOU CAN.

GOD, RIGHT NOW, IS REACHING

DOWN AND GIVING YOU HOPE AND

A FUTURE IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

Wendy: AMEN.

Pat: THANKS FOR BEING

WITH US.

WE LOVE YOU.

THE LORD LOVES YOU.

TAKE THAT.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH TODAY'S

POWER MINUTE, TAKEN FROM

JEREMIAH 31: HE SAYS, "I

WILL REFRESH THE WEARY AND

SATISFY THE FAINT."

FOR WENDY AND ALL OF US,

THIS IS PAT ROBERTSON, AND

WE WILL SEE YOU TOMORROW.

BYE-BYE.

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