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The 700 Club - June 13, 2014

Rick Morton discusses adoption and how the church needs to better equip and support families in the process. Plus, a rare neurovascular disorder cripples Millie and sends her husband to the phone for prayer with The 700 Club. Read Transcript


TODAY...STRANGER THAN

SCI-FI --

IMAGINE ROBOTS THAT YOU

CAN POUR INTO A DISASTER

SCENE.

Gordon: MEET BAXTER,

AND SEE HOW HE IS ABOUT TO

ROCK YOUR WORLD.

PLUS...

I'M BURNING.

I'M BURNING.

I'M BURNING.

Gordon: A WOMAN WHO'S

FEET FELT LIKE THEY WERE ON

FIRE.

TREMENDOUSLY RED, AND IT

LOOKED LIKE FIRE.

Gordon: WATCH WHAT PUTS

OUT THE FLAME ON TODAY'S

"700 CLUB."

*

[APPLAUSE]

Gordon: WELL, WELCOME

TO "THE 700 CLUB."

A CRISIS IS ESCALATING ON

AMERICA'S BORDER WITH

MEXICO.

CHILDREN ARE FLOODING INTO

THE UNITED STATES, LOOKING

FOR THEIR PARENTS.

Terry: THERE HAS BEEN A

92% SPIKE IN THESE YOUNG,

ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS, AND

BORDER AGENTS ARE SO

OVERWHELMED, THEY CAN NO

LONGER PROTECT THE UNITED

STATES FROM SERIOUS THREAT.

DALE HURD HAS THE STORY.

Reporter: THERE ARE

THOUSANDS OF MINORS CROSSING

OVER, MOST WITHOUT PARENTS

OR ADULT GUARDIANS, AND

PICKED UP BY THE U.S. BORDER

PATROL.

UNDENIABLY, THERE IS A

PROBLEM OF HUMANITARIAN

PROPORTIONS IN THE RIO

GRANDE VALLEY SECTOR THAT WE

MUST DEAL WITH.

Reporter: IN THE PAST

EIGHT MONTHS, U.S. BORDER

PATROL HAS DETAINED 4700

MINORS, ALMOST DOUBLE LAST

YEAR'S NUMBER.

THEY'RE SAID TO BE FLEEING

GANG VIOLENCE AND POVERTY,

AND THEY'RE MOTIVATED BY THE

BELIEF THAT WOMEN AND

CHILDREN WILL NOT BE

DEPORTED.

WE'VE GOT 12 MILLION

UNDOCUMENTED LATIN-AMERICAN

PEOPLE HERE WORKING IN THE

UNITED STATES.

AND THOSE PEOPLE HAVE

FAMILIES BACK IN

LATIN-AMERICA.

AND SO AS THINGS GET

VIOLENT, AND AS THINGS GET

POOR IN THOSE COUNTRIES, IN

GUATEMALA, HON DURE

HONDURAS, THEIR CHILDREN

DECIDE TO COME NORTH TO LIVE

WITH THEIR FATHERS IN THE

UNITED STATES.

Reporter: IMMIGRATION

ACTIVISTS SAY THAT THE

CHILDREN ARE BEING TREATED

BADLY.

THEY ARE BEING SHACKLED.

THEY'RE BEING ROUTINELY

DENIED FOOD AND WATER AND

MEDICAL TREATMENT.

Reporter: THIS

GOVERNMENT VIDEO SHOWS AN

H.H.S.FACILITY WHERE

CHILDREN SEEM TO BE TREATED

WELL, IN CAFETERIAS AND

CLASSROOMS, LEARNING

ENGLISH.

MORE THAN 600 CHILDREN ON

THEIR WAY TO FORT SILL, AN

ARMY POST IN OKLAHOMA.

RESIDENTS THERE ARE

CONCERNED ABOUT THE

LONG-TERM.

WHO WILL TAKE CARE OF THEM?

WE DON'T HAVE THE ANSWERS

TO THE QUESTIONS.

WE KNOW THAT OKLAHOMA WILL

BE OVERBURDENED IF THESE

CHILDREN SHOULD BE RELEASED

INTO OKLAHOMA.

Reporter: TO THE SOUTH

ON AMERICA'S BORDER, ONE

SOURCE SAYS THE U.S. IS

FIGHTING A LOSING BATTLE

AGAINST THIS IMMIGRANT

SURGE.

DALE HURD, CBN NEWS.

Gordon: YOU DON'T HAVE

TO LOOK TOO FAR FOR THE

CAUSE OF THIS.

AND WE SHOULDN'T BE THAT

SURPRISED.

WHEN YOU START TALKING ABOUT

AMNESTY, WHEN YOU START

TALKING ABOUT YOU HAVE A

PATH TO CITIZENSHIP IF

YOU'RE IN THE UNITED STATES

ILLEGALLY, AND THEN YOU SEND

THE SIGNAL IF YOUR CHILDREN

COME THROUGH TO JOIN YOU,

WELL, WE'LL HELP DELIVER

THEM TO YOU IF THEY JUST

MANAGE TO GET ACROSS THE

BORDER.

THAT'S THE REASON FOR THIS

SURGE.

DON'T BELIEVE REPORTS THAT

SAY SOMEHOW OR ANOTHER IT IS

ESCALATING VIOLENCE IN

HONDURAS.

NO.

IT'S BECAUSE WE SET OUT A

WELCOME MAT, SAYING COME IN

AND BE REUNITED WITH YOUR

PARENTS, EVEN IF THEY'RE

LIVING HERE ILLEGALLY.

WE'RE NOT GOING TO DEPORT

YOU IF YOU COME.

THAT'S THE REASON FOR IT.

WE SHOULDN'T BE SURPRISED.

IN OTHER NEWS, ISLAMIC

INSURGENTS ARE SWEEPING

THROUGH IRAQ, THREATENING TO

TEAR THE COUNTRY APART.

JOHN JESSUP HAS MORE ON THAT

STORY FROM WASHINGTON.

JOHN?

Reporter: GORDON,

RADICAL ISLAMIC MILITANTS

ARE POISED TO MARCH ON

BAGHDAD.

THEY'RE KNOWN AS ISIS, OR

THE ISLAMIC STATE OF IRAQ IN

SYRIA.

AND THEY HAVE ALREADY

CAPTURED MORE CITIES.

GEORGE THOMAS HAS THE

LATEST.

Reporter: HOURS AFTER

SEIZING THE ANCIENT BIBLICAL

CITY OF NINEVEH, THE ISLAMIC

INSURGENTS RELEASED THIS

TWO-PAGE DOCUMENT, ORDERING

ALL CITIZENS, MANY OF WHOM

ARE CHRISTIANS, TO COMPLY

WITH THE ISLAMIC SHARI'A

RULES.

WOMEN SHOULD DRESS

DECENTLY.

NO DRUGS OR ALCOHOL, AND

ANYONE FOUND STEALING WILL

HAVE THEIR HANDS CHOPPED

OFF.

THE CHRISTIANS OF IRAQ

ARE THE SYRIANS OF IRAQ, AND

WE'RE BEING ETHNICALLY

CLEANSED IN THE NORTHERN

PART OF IRAQ.

Reporter: AND MILITANTS

ARE CAPTURING TOWNS WITH

LITTLE RESISTANCE.

ISIS SHOWS THOUSANDS OF

IRAQI SOLDIERS AND POLICE IN

TIC CRITIKRIT WITH THEIR

HANDS AROUND THEIR HEADS.

Reporter: OVERNIGHT,

INSURGENTS, MANY OF WHOM

FEEL ALIENATED GAINED MORE

TERRITORY IN THEIR PUSH

WORDS BAGHDAD.

IT IS DRIVEN BY THE FACT

THAT SUNNIS IN PARTICULAR

FEEL TOTALLY CUT OFF AND

DISENFRANCHISED, TO THE

POINT WHERE MANY SUNNIS,

INCLUDING SOME VERY SECULAR

GROUPS, ARE COOPERATING NOW

WITH THE al-QAEDA

AFFILIATES.

Reporter: HOUSE SPEAKER

JOHN BOEHNER BLAMED

PRESIDENT OBAMA'S POLICIES

FOR JEOPARDIZING THE

SITUATION.

IT ISN'T LIKE WE HAVEN'T

SEEN OVER THE LAST FIVE OR

SIX MONTHS THESE TERRORISTS

MOVING IN AND TAKING CONTROL

OF WESTERN IRAQ.

AND THEY'RE 100 MILES FROM

BAGHDAD.

AND WHAT IS THE PRESIDENT

DOING?

TAKE A NAP.

Reporter: THE WHITE

HOUSE SHOT BACK, SAYING IT

IS LOOKING INTO ALL OPTIONS,

INCLUDING MILITARY STRIKES,

TO HELP THE IRAQI LEADERS.

President Obama: MY

TEAM IS WORKING AROUND THE

CLOCK TO IDENTIFY HOW WE CAN

PROVIDE THE MOST EFFECTIVE

ASSISTANCE TO THEM.

Reporter: AT SUNNI

JIHADISTS SET THEIR SIGHTS

ON BAGHDAD, THE NEIGHBOR IS

TRYING TO QUELL THE

UPRISING.

AND IRAQ'S KURDS ARE JOINING

THE FRAY, TO SEIZ SEIZE

KUKUK.

Reporter: PROTESTORS

MARCHED OUTSIDE THE WHITE

HOUSE, DEMANDING THAT THE

ADMINISTRATION DO MORE TO

FREE A CHRISTIAN WOMAN,

SENTENCED TO DEATH IN

SUDAN.

THE GOVERNMENT OF SUDAN

IS PROPOSING TO DO SOMETHING

THAT IS GROAT TES GROTESQUE

IS IMMORAL.

THE FACT THAT SHE IS A

CHRISTIAN, THAT SHE ATTENDS

A LOCAL CATHOLIC CHURCH IS

DEEMED A CRIME THERE.

AND FOR THAT CRIME, SHE HAS

BEEN SENTENCED TO 100

LASHES, AND THEN HANGED BY

THE NECK UNTIL DEAD.

Reporter: MERIAM

IBRAHIM IS IN PRISON WITH

HER TWO BABIES, ONE BORN

JUST A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO.

SHE IS MARRIED TO A U.S.

CITIZEN, MAKING HER CHILDREN

ELIGIBLE FOR AMERICAN

CITIZENSHIP.

THAT IS ONE REASON WHY

PROTESTORS SAY THEY CAN'T

BELIEVE PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS

BEEN SILENT ABOUT HER

PLIGHT.

DENMARK'S PARLIAMENT

APPROVED A NEW LAW THAT

FORCES THE COUNTRY'S

CHURCHES TO CONDUCT GAY

MARRIAGES.

UNDER THE NEW LAW PRIESTS

CAN REFUSE TO OFFICIATE THE

CEREMONY, BUT LOCAL PRIESTS

MUST ORDER A REPLACEMENT FOR

THE SERVICES.

ONE DANISH BISHOP WARNS THE

NEW LAW COULD, QUOTE,"SPLIT

THE CHURCH."

AND SAME-SEX MARRIAGES IN

CHURCHES COULD TAKE PLACE AS

EARLY AS THIS WEEKEND.

ISRAEL IS PROVING TO BE A

GREAT PLACE FOR BUSINESS.

THAT'S THE MESSAGE BEING

SHARED WITH CHRISTIAN OWNERS

AND INVESTORS FROM ABROAD.

CBN ISRAEL IS HELPING TO

CREATE OPPORTUNITIES IN THE

AREA.

CHRIS MITCHELL HAS THAT

STORY.

Reporter: MORE THAN 150

LOCAL BELIEVERS JOINED

NEARLY 40 FOREIGN INVESTORS

IN JERUSALEM RECENTLY FOR

THE ISRAEL BUSINESS FORUM.

SHASHANI IS THE EXECUTIVE

DIRECTOR OF CBN ISRAEL.

THE ORGANIZATION OF WHAT

WE'RE DOING IS TO REALLY SEE

THE LOCAL BELIEVERS GROW AND

IMPROVE IN THEIR ECONOMIC

STAND.

Reporter: THE BIBLE

SAYS THAT GOD WILL BLESS

THOSE WHO BLESS THE JEWISH

PEOPLE.

MANY BUSINESS PEOPLE ARE NOW

COMING TO ISRAEL AND

DISCOVERING NEW WAYS TO DO

JUST THAT.

WANAKI OF ISRAEL'S FIRST

FRUIT CENTER FOR ECONOMIC

ADVANCEMENT, JOINS CBN

ISRAEL TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN.

WHEN YOU COME HERE AND

SEE THE SITES AND YOU MEET

THE PEOPLE, AND GOD SPEAKS

TO YOU AND TOUCHES YOUR

HEART, SOMETHING CHANGES.

A LOT OF THE INVESTORS TALK

ABOUT RECOGNIZING THAT GOD

IS DOING SOMETHING NEW IN

THEM.

IT IS NOT JUST ABOUT WRITING

A CHECK.

IT IS ABOUT ENGAGING FULLY.

THERE IS GREAT

OPPORTUNITY HERE FOR ANY

INVESTOR, BUT MORE THAN JUST

ANY OPPORTUNITY, THE QUALITY

AND CALIBER OF THE PEOPLE IN

ISRAEL, IT IS WORTH

INVESTING INTO.

AND TO TOP IT ALL, YOU'RE

INVESTING INTO A LAND THAT

GOD VERY MUCH CARES FOR.

Reporter: CHRIS HAS A

PHOTOGRAPHER BUSINESS BASED

IN GERMANY.

HE SAYS HE WANTS TO BE A

TESTIMONY THAT GOD'S WAYS

WORK EVEN IN BUSINESS.

YOU CAN BE HONEST.

YOU CAN HAVE INTEGRITY, AND

YOU CAN BE PROFITABLE AND

SUCCESSFUL ALL WHILE

FOLLOWING GOD'S PRINCIPLES.

Reporter: EVAN IS AN

ISRAEL INVESTMENT

CONSULTANT.

THE BIBLE INDICATES THERE

IS A GREAT PROSPERITY GOING

TO HAPPEN TO ISRAEL AT SOME

POINT.

WE'RE ALREADY SEEING THE

FIRST 60 YEARS OF THE

GROWTH, PHENOMENAL.

NOT JUST GROWING THE NATION,

BUT GROWING THE ECONOMY AND

GROWING BUSINESSES.

Reporter: SOFTWARE

C.E.O. NASHID IS A CHRISTIAN

AIRE FROM NAZARETH.

WE WANT TO BRING UNITY

AND HEALING TO THE BODY OF

CHRIST IN THE HOLY LAND,

THROUGH BUSINESS.

Reporter: ASHSHAN SAYS

WHEN ISRAELIS AND ARABS SIT

TOGETHER TO LEARN ABOUT

BUSINESS, THEY COME TO KNOW

EACH OTHER ON A PERSONAL

LEVEL.

THEY KNOW THERE IS A

COMMON THING, MORE THAN JUST

BEING ISRAELIS, WHICH IS THE

LOVE OF JESUS CHRIST, AND IT

BRINGS THEM CLOSER TOGETHER

AND REDUCES THE GAP THAT IS

CREATED BY MEDIA, BY NEWS

AND OTHER MEANS.

Reporter: SHOULDSHANI

SHOSHANI SAYS HE WANTS TO

CHALLENGE CHRISTIAN

BUSINESSMEN AND OTHERS FROM

ABROAD.

COME AND LEARN AND ASK

THE LORD WHAT YOUR

INVOLVEMENT NEEDS TO BE.

Reporter: GORDON,

FORBES MAGAZINE RANKED

ISRAEL THE THIRD MOST

INNOVATIVE COUNTRY IN THEIR

MAGAZINE.

AND YOU SAW THAT IN YOUR

NOMINATED FILM, "MADE IN

ISRAEL."

Gordon: I DID.

THERE ARE MORE START-UPS

LISTED THERE, AND MORE

COMPANIES LISTED ON THE

NASDAQ FROM ISRAEL THAN FROM

ALL OF EUROPE COMBINED.

IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF

HELPING THEM, WE INVITE YOU

TO GIVE TO CBN ISRAEL.

THAT WAS THE SPONSOR OF THAT

BUSINESS FORUM.

IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF

HELPING ISRAEL, IT'S ALSO

HELPING HOLOCAUST

SURVIVORS.

IT IS REACHING OUT TO ARABS

AND BEING NOT JUST STRICTLY

FOR JEWS OR STRICTLY FOR

CHRISTIANS, BUT WE WANT TO

REACH OUT AND BLESS ISRAEL.

IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF

IT, GIVE US A CALL.

1-800-759-0700.

TERRY?

Terry: COMING UP, A NEW

ADDITION TO THE O.R.

UP HERE IS THE ROBOT THAT

WILL ACT AS A SURGICAL

ASSISTANT TO THE MAIN

SURGEON.

IT IS NOT MEANT TO REPLACE

THE SURGICAL ASSISTANT, BUT

IT IS MEANT TO COMPLEMENT

IT.

Terry: MEET BACKS

BAXTER AND SEE HOW HE IS

CHANGING THE WORKPLACE,

AFTER THIS.

Gordon: WELL, DOGS HAVE

LONG BEEN KNOWN AS MAN'S

BEST FRIEND, BUT SOON MAN'S

BEST FRIEND MAY LOOK MORE

LIKE R2-D2.

A NEW WAVE IS MAKING SCIENCE

FICTION AN EVERY DAY

REALITY, AND THE HOPE IS

THAT ROBOTICS WILL ALSO

BOOST THE AMERICAN ECONOMY.

DAVID BRODY BRINGS US THE

STORY FROM PURDUE UNIVERSITY

IN INDIANA.

David: WE'VE ALL SEEN

THE SCI-FI MOVIES WHERE

ROBOTS ARE READY TO TAKE

OVER THE WORLD.

BUT THAT'S FICTION.

HERE AT PURDUE UNIVERSITY,

THEY'RE WORKING ON REAL-LIFE

SCENARIOS, LIKE BAXTER, THE

HUMAN-LIKE ROBOT, AND

ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY

STUDENTS ARE WORKING TO PUT

BAXTER IN THE O.R. TO HELP

DURING SURGERY.

WHAT WE HAVE HERE IS A

ROBOT THAT WILL ACT AS A

SURGICAL ASSISTANT TO THE

MAIN SURGEON.

IT IS NOT MEANT TO REPLACE

THE SURGICAL ASSISTANT, BUT

IT IS MEANT TO COMPLEMENT.

Reporter: THE IDEA IS

TO TRAIN BAXTER FOR MENIAL

SURGICAL TASKS SO HUMAN

HANDS COULD BE DOING MORE

IMPORTANT DUTIES.

BAXTER COULD BE PERFORMING

IN REAL-LIFE SURGERY

SETTINGS IN A COUPLE OF

YEARS.

HE CAN PERSONALLY DO

VIRTUALLY ANY COMMAND, LIKE

THIS, RETRACTOR.

YOU'VE GOT YOUR RETRACTOR.

BAXTER ISN'T JUST HEADED TO

THE MEDICAL FIELD.

EYES ARE ALSO ON

MANUFACTURING, AND HOW

BAXTER CAN HELP IN THE

WORKPLACE.

WHAT IS REALLY

GROUNDBREAKING IS THAT THIS

TECHNOLOGY ISN'T POWERED BY

COMPUTER PROGRAMMING.

IT LEARNS BY DEMONSTRATION.

WE HAVE CAMERAS HERE THAT

ARE OBSERVING THE SCENE.

WE ALSO HAVE SOME SENSORIZED

CLOTHING.

SO THIS IS ACTUALLY A GLOVE

THAT DOES MOTION CAPTURE.

IT CAN DETECT WHAT JOSH IS

DOING.

IS HE GRABBING SOMETHING?

IS HE MOVING HIS HAND?

IS HE LETTING GO?

Reporter: WATCH THIS.

THE HUMAN TEACHES BAXTER

WHAT TO DO.

THE RED BLOCK GOES BY, AS

DOES THE PURPLE BLOCK.

THE HUMAN THEN POIK PICKS

UP THE YELLOW BLOCK AND PUTS

IT IN THE BASKET.

BAXTER OBSERVATION AND

REPEATS THE ACTION.

IT IS GOING TO SAY, I SAW

JOSH PICK UP THE YELLOW BOX

AT THIS POINT AND PUT IT

OVER IN THAT BOX.

HE DIDN'T GET THE PURPLE.

HE DIDN'T GET THE RED.

IT ONLY WENT AFTER THE

YELLOW.

Reporter: AND BAXTER

USES FACIAL EXPRESSIONS,

JUST LIKE A HUMAN.

IF SOMETHING ISN'T RIGHT ON

THE ASSEMBLY LINE, HE CAN

LET HIS HUMAN OPERATOR KNOW

ABOUT IT.

IT LOOKS JUST LIKE A

HUMAN DOES.

IF SOMETHING GOES WRONG, IT

LOOKS CONCERNED, JUST LIKE A

HUMAN DOES.

AND IF THINGS ARE WORKING

JUST FINE, YOU KNOW, IT'S

KIND OF A HAPPY EXPRESSION.

Reporter: THIS IS THE

BRAINCHILD OF THE COMPANY

"RE-THINK ROBOTICS."

THEY DON'T WANT TO REPLACE

HUMAN WORKERS, BUT TO HELP

THEM.

THEY WANT TO HELP AMERICAN

COMPANIES COMPETE WITH

OVERSEAS MANUFACTURING,

WHERE WORKERS DO THE JOB FOR

LESS MONEY.

THEY CAN HELP BRING IN A

HIGHER WAGE AND BE MORE

EFFECT.

THAT'S WHERE WE THINK

ROBOTS THAT CAN UNDERSTAND

HUMANS, UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY

NEED AND HOW TO HELP AND CAN

LEARN FROM THEM AND SPLIT

THE TASKS, CAN MAKE THEM

MUCH MORE PRODUCTIVE.

Reporter: BAXTER ISN'T

THE ONLY ROB BOR ROBOT

LURKING AROUND BU PURDUE

CAMPUS.

THIS GUY DOESN'T HAVE A

NAME, BUT THE FIRE

DEPARTMENT LOVES THIS

ROBOT'S WORK.

IF THIS IS SUCCESSFUL,

ROBOTS LIKE THIS COULD WORK

WITH DEPARTMENTS, LIKE GOING

INTO DANGEROUS PLACES,

TAKING PHOTOS WITH ITS

THERMAL IMAGING CAMERA AND

FIGHTING CAMERAS.

DALE IS BEYOND THE REMOTE

CONTROL.

WE OPERATED THE ROBOT

INTO AN AREA THAT ALREADY

COLLAPSED.

WE SET THE ROBOT IN THERE

BECAUSE WE OBVIOUSLY

COULDN'T GO IN.

AND WE WERE ABLE TO PUT OUT

A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF THAT

FIRE.

Reporter: THIS

FIREFIGHTING ROBOT PROVIDES

A VALUABLE LESSON.

I THINK PEOPLE ARE

LOOKING AT ROBOTS AS NOT

SOME SCI-FI MOVIE, BUT

THEY'RE THINKING ABOUT HOW

THEY CAN BE USED IN EVERYDAY

LIFE.

Reporter: THE PRESIDENT

GOT A TASTE OF THE

TECHNOLOGY ON A RECENT TRIP

TO JAPAN.

[APPLAUSE]

President Obama: GOOD

JOB.

Reporter: THE NATIONAL

ROBOTICS INITIATIVE WILL

PROVIDE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS

FOR ADDITIONAL RESEARCH.

President Obama: AS

FUG FUTURISTIC AND COOL AS

SOME OF THIS STUFF IS, AS

MUCH AS WE'RE PLANNING FOR

AMERICA'S FUTURE, THIS

PARTNERSHIP IS ABOUT NEW,

CUTTING-EDGE IDEAS TO CREATE

NEW JOBS, SPARK THROUGH

BREAKTHROUGHS, REINVIGORATE

AMERICAN MANUFACTURING

TODAY, RIGHT NOW.

Reporter: SO WHAT DOES

THE FUTURE HOLD IN THIS

AREA?

THE POSSIBILITIES ARE

ENDLESS.

IMAGINE THEN ROBOTS YOU

CAN POUR INTO A DISASTER

SCENE, AND HAVE IT THEN

REASSEMBLE ITSELF INTO SAY,

A JACK, OR A WHOLE ROBOT

THAT CAN ACTUALLY REMOVE

RUBBLE AND PULL SOMEONE

OUT.

Reporter: BAXTER WOULD

SURELY BE IMPRESSED.

DAVID BRODY, AT PURDUE

UNIVERSITY IN LAFAYETTE,

INDIANA.

Gordon: WELCOME TO THE

FUTURE.

BAXTER MAY SEEM A LITTLE

SLOW, BUT AT THE SAME TIME,

THAT IS JUST THE BEGINNING.

AND AS WE'VE ALL SEEN

GROWING UP WITH COMPUTERS,

WHAT USED TO BE DONE ON MAIN

FRAMES GOT INTO THE PERSONAL

COMPUTERS, AND NOW ALL OF

THAT COMPUTING POWER IS NOW

DOWN TO A LITTLE TABLET.

JUST START THINKING OF THAT

KIND OF COMPUTING POWER IN A

ROBOTIC PLATFORM.

AND THE CHILLING PART OF IT

IS THEY CAN MIMIC HUMANS.

JUST THE OTHER DAY THERE WAS

A COMPUTER PROGRAM THAT

FOOLED EXPERTS INTO

BELIEVING THAT IT WAS A

12-YEAR-OLD BOY, JUST BY THE

WAY IT ANSWERED QUESTIONS.

THE EXPERTS STARTED

DIAGNOSING A 12-YEAR-OLD BOY

FROM THIS COMPUTER'S

ANSWERS.

SO HOLD ON.

IT'S GOING TO GET EVEN

STRANGER.

AND START READING SOME

SCIENCE FICTION BECAUSE IT

LOOKS LIKE IT IS COMING TRUE

IN THE NEXT DECADE.

Terry: IT IS A LITTLE

FREAKY.

Gordon: I HOPE THEY ALL

READ ISAAC ISAMAL, THE FIRST

RULE OF ROBOTICS, DON'T HURT

A HUMAN.

Terry: AND KEEP

REPEATING THAT.

UP NEXT, A WOMAN WAKES UP

WITH BOTH HER FEET BURNING.

IT FELT LIKE SOMEONE HAD

DOUSED MY FEET WITH GASOLINE

AND SET THEM ON FIRE.

MY HUSBAND WAS AWAKENED BY

MY SCREAMS.

Terry: SEE WHAT IT

TAKES TO PUT OUT HER FLAMING

PAIN WHEN WE COME BACK.

Terry: ERITHRA NEURAL

NEURALGA - ERYTHROMELALGIA,

SHE NEVER HEARD OF THIS

DISEASE UNTIL SHE WOKE UP

WITH EXCRUCIATING PAIN.

Reporter: SHE WOKE UP

WITH EXCRUCIATING PAIN.

MY HUSBAND WAS AWAKENED

BY MY SCREAMS.

WHEN I LOOKED AT HER

FEET, IT WAS VERY

SURPRISING, HOW IT COULD GO

FROM -- I'LL CALL IT

NORMAL-LOOKING FEET ONE

NIGHT, AND THE NEXT MORNING

TREMENDOUSLY RED, AND IT

LOOKED LIKE FIRE.

Reporter: DOCTORS TOLD

MILLIE SHE HAD A RARE AND IN

CURABLE DISEASE.

ERYTHROMELALGIA IS A

DISORDER OF THE BLOOD

VESSELS, WHERE YOU HAVE

LITTLE SODIUM CHAINS INSIDE

OF YOU, WHERE THE BLOOD CAN

GO IN AND CAN'T GO OUT.

AND THERE IS NO CURE FOR

ERYTHROMELALGIA.

BUT I KNEW THAT NOTHING WAS

TOO BIG FOR MY GOD, THAT HE

CAN HEAL ANYTHING.

Reporter: WHILE SITTING

IN CHURCH ONE DAY, MILLIE

SAYS SHE READ A PASSAGE IN

THE BIBLE THAT STRENGTHENED

HER FAITH.

MY EYES FELL RIGHT ON

THIS VERSE THAT SAID, "I

HAVE CALLED YOU BY NAME.

YOU ARE MINE."

AND IT'S IN ISAIAH 43, AND

IT SAID: "WHEN YOU WALK

THROUGH THE FIRE, YOU WILL

NOT BE SCORCHED, NOR WILL

THE FLAME BURN, FOR I AM

YOUR GOD."

AND I KNEW THAT THAT PROMISE

WAS FOR ME.

Reporter: A YEAR LATER

SHE WAS STILL IN PAIN, AND

IT HAD GOTTEN WORSE.

ABOUT THAT TIME SHE CALLED

CBN TO MAKE A DONATION.

AFTERWARDS THE PRAYER

COUNSELLOR ASKED MILLIE IF

SHE COULD PRAY FOR HER.

AND I SAID, WELL, YES,

I'VE BEEN HAVING A DIFFICULT

TIME SLEEPING AT NIGHT

BECAUSE OF THE PAIN OF

ERYTHROMELALGIA.

WE PRAYED, AND THAT NIGHT I

WEPWENT TO SLEEP, AND I

SLEPT THE WHOLE NIGHT

THROUGH.

AND IN THE MORNING, WHEN I

WOKE UP, MY FEET DIDN'T

HURT.

AND I GOT OUT OF BED AND I

STARTED TO WALK, AND MY

ANKLES DIDN'T HURT.

AND I KNEW THAT SOMETHING

MIRACULOUS HAD HAPPENED TO

ME.

IT'S LIKE THE NIGHTMARE OF

ERYTHROMELALGIA NEVER

HAPPENED TO ME IN THE FIRST

PLACE.

I HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO

SYMPTOMS.

IT IS JUST A PHENOMENAL

THING THAT HAS HAPPENED.

AND GOD'S THE ONLY ONE THAT

CAN HEAL IT.

GOD IS ALWAYS FAITHFUL TO

HIS PROMISES IF WE HANG ON

AND WE DON'T GIVE UP.

YOU CAN HOLD THE BIBLE UP TO

HIM AND SAY, YOU SAID THIS.

AND THE BIBLE SAYS YOU'RE

NOT A LIAR.

AND YOU SAID THIS, SO I KNOW

THAT YOU'RE GOING TO COME

THROUGH BECAUSE YOU'RE

FAITHFUL.

Terry: GOD IS

FAITHFUL.

THE BIBLE SAYS HE IS OUR

HEALER.

I KNOW THERE ARE MANY OF YOU

WHO ARE WATCHING MILLIE'S

STORY AND SAYING, I NEED

THAT FOR ME.

I NEED HEALING FOR ME.

SO WE WANT TO TAKE SOME TIME

TODAY TO PRAY FOR YOU.

GOD IS FAITHFUL.

HE KNOWS YOUR NEED.

HE SEES YOUR HEARTACHE, YOUR

PAIN.

SO TODAY LET'S TAKE YOUR

NEEDS TO HIM.

BEFORE WE DO THAT, WE WANT

TO ENCOURAGE YOU WITH SOME

OTHER ANSWERS TO PRAYER.

THIS IS JUDITH, WHO IS IN

NORFOLK, VIRGINIA.

SHE SUFFERED FROM A

CALISTHENIC INJURY FOR 32

YEARS.

SHE HAD PAIN IN HER RIGHT

SIDE, AND IT CAUSED UNEVEN

HIPS, SO ONE LEG WAS

ACTUALLY SHORTER THAN THE

EVER.

HAD GONE TO MEDICAL DOCTORS

AND CHIROPRACTORS OVER THE

YEARS, BUT THEY WEREN'T ABLE

TO DO ANYTHING BUT SUGGEST

PAIN PILLS.

THEN WHILE WATCHING THIS

PROGRAM, SHE HEARD YOU,

GORDON, SAY THIS, SOMEONE

WITH BACK PROBLEMS, WITH

SHOOTING PAINS DOWN THE

RIGHT SIDE OF YOUR BODY, GOD

IS HEALING YOU AND TAKING

ALL OF THAT AWAY.

HE IS GOING TO STRAIGHTEN

YOUR SPINE.

HE IS ABLE TO PUT YOU INTO

PROPER ALIGNMENT AND RELEASE

YOU FROM ALL OF THAT PAIN

NOW, IN JESUS' NAME.

JUDITH FELT HER SPINE

STRAIGH STRAIGHTEN WITH HER

HIPS ALIGNING, AND SHE IS

NOT FEELING ANY PAIN.

THAT IS A MIRACLE.

Gordon: WONDERFUL.

HERE IS RICO FROM TEXAS, WHO

HAD A PROBLEM SWALLOWING FOR

OVER 10 YEARS.

THE DOCTORS COULDN'T FIND

ANYTHING WRONG, BUT HE

COULDN'T EVEN SWALLOW WATER

WITHOUT CHOKING.

ONE DAY WATCHING "THE 700

CLUB," TERRY HAD A WORD OF

KNOWLEDGE.

"THERE IS SOMEONE, YOU HAVE

A KIND OF CHOKING, SOME KIND

OF REFLUX THAT HAPPENS IN

YOUR THROAT WHEN YOU'RE

EATING AND SWALLOWING.

GOD IS HEALING THAT FOR

YOU.

YOU'RE NOT GOING TO HAVE THE

CHOKING ANYMORE."

RICO SAID, THAT'S ME.

HE IMMEDIATELY GOT UP AND

STARTED DRINKING SOME

WATER.

HE SCHAIME EXCLAIMED TO HIS

WIFE, LOOK, HONEY, I'M

DRINKING WATER WITHOUT

CHOKING.

AND HE HAS HAD NO PROBLEM

EATING, DRINKING OR

SWALLOWING SINCE THAT DAY.

10 YEARS OF SUFFERING GONE

IN AN AN INSTANT.

HERE IS WHAT I WANT YOU TO

DO.

I WANT YOU TO STAND ON THE

PROMISE.

GOD GAVE US THE PROMISE.

WE KNOW HE IS NOT A LIAR.

WE CAN STAND ON THE

PROMISE.

HERE IS WHAT I WANT YOU TO

DO.

TAKE THE PROMISE TO THE

DISEASE AND SAY, IN GOD'S

NAME, IN JESUS' NAME, IN THE

PROMISE I HAVE IN HIM, HE IS

MY HEALER.

AND ACCORDING TO HIS WORD,

AND HE CANNOT LIE, I AM

HEALED AND YOU MUST GO.

DECLARE IT OVER YOURSELF.

DECLARE IT TO YOUR DISEASE.

DON'T CLAIM OWNERSHIP OF

IT.

DON'T LET IT HAVE ANY RIGHT

IN YOUR BODY.

IT'S ILLEGAL IN THE KINGDOM

OF GOD.

THE CHILDREN OF GOD ARE

SUPPOSED TO BE

DISEASE-FREE.

THAT'S THE WILL OF GOD.

AND GOD'S WILL -- JUST START

THINKING ABOUT HEAVEN.

THAT'S WHERE GOD'S WILL IS

DONE.

IN HEAVEN NOBODY IS SICK,

NOBODY IS IN PAIN, NOBODY

HAS ILLNESS.

AND THAT'S GOD'S WILL.

AND HE HAS AUTHORIZED US TO

PRAY THAT HIS WILL WOULD BE

DONE ON EARTH AS IT IS IN

HEAVEN.

SO PRAY THE PROMISE TO YOUR

DISEASE AND COMMAND IT IN

THE NAME OF JESUS.

THAT'S WHAT JESUS WOULD DO.

HE WOULD TAKE THE AUTHORITY

OF HEAVEN AND COMMAND THINGS

TO LEAVE.

AND IT WOULD HAPPEN.

SO LET'S DO THAT RIGHT NOW.

AS BELIEVERS IN JESUS

CHRIST, WE HAVE THE

AUTHORITY -- HE HAS GIVEN IT

TO US -- SO LET'S EXERCISE

IT, LET'S USE IT, AND SEE

WHAT HAPPENS.

LET'S PRAY.

LORD, RIGHT NOW WE JUST

STAND, BELIEVING, FOR YOU

HAVE GIVEN US YOUR WORD.

YOU HAVE GIVEN US YOUR NAME,

THE NAME OF GOD.

JEHOVAH, RAFA, OUR HEALER.

YOU HAVE GIVEN US THE WORD

IN YOUR SON JESUS.

THE WORD HAS BECOME FLESH,

AND DWELT WITH US AND

AUTHORIZED US TO DECLARE

THAT THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN

HAS COME NEAR.

DECLARE TO DISEASE TO BE

GONE, TO LEAVE BODIES NOW.

AND SO AS BELIEVERS, WE

STAND ON YOUR PROMISE.

AND WE JOIN TOGETHER AND WE

COMMAND NOW DISEASE, PAIN,

INFIRMITY LEAVE THESE BODIES

NOW AND RETURN NO MORE.

WE BIND YOU IN JESUS' NAME.

WE DECLARE NOW THAT THE WILL

OF GOD WOULD BE DONE IN

THESE BODIES, THAT THERE

WOULD BE NO MORE SICKNESS,

NO MORE SUFFERING, NO MORE

DISEASE.

IN THE NAME OF JESUS.

FROM THE TOP OF THEIR HEADS

TO THE SOLES OF THEIR FEET,

BE HEALED NOW.

THERE IS SOMEONE, YOU'RE

SUFFERING FROM BURNING

FEET.

YOU JUST SAW THAT STORY, AND

YOU'RE SAYING, PLEASE SAY

THAT.

THE SOLES OF YOUR FEET ARE

ON FIRE.

AND YOU HAVE SO MUCH PAIN,

IT IS VERY DIFFICULT FOR YOU

TO WALK.

AND YOU STRUGGLE.

AND GOD'S HEALING YOU.

YOU JUST FELT THAT GO

THROUGH YOUR FEET IN JESUS'

NAME.

YOU'RE HEALED.

STAND UP AND DO WHAT YOU

COULDN'T DO BEFORE, AND

REALIZE THE PAIN IS GONE.

YOU'RE FREE.

WHO THE SON HAS SET FREE IS

FREE INDEED.

TERRY?

Terry: THERE IS

SOMEONE, YOU HAVE SOME KIND

OF A CONDITION IN YOUR

SCALP.

IT IS LIKE PARTIAL HAIR

LOSS, BUT IRRITATED, PATCHY

THINGS ON YOUR SCALP.

GOD IS HEALING THAT

CONDITION FOR YOU.

YOUR HAIR IS GOING TO BE

RESTORED.

IT IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN

AGAIN.

SOMEONE ELSE, YOU HAVE A

RECURRING PROBLEM WITH STYES

IN YOUR EYE, BUT IT AFFECTS

YOUR VISION AND YOUR ABILITY

TO SEE CLEARLY.

GOD IS HEALING THAT FOR

YOU.

Gordon: I WANT TO ECHO

IN TERRY'S WORD, YOU'RE

SAYING, PLEASE SAY

PSORIASIS, AND GOD IS

HEALING YOU.

HE IS HEALING YOUR LIVER AS

WELL, AND GOD IS RESTORING

YOU.

YOU'RE BEING RESTORED NOW IN

JESUS' NAME.

SOMEONE ELSE WITH AN INJURY

ON YOUR RIGHT ARM, AND IT'S

BOTH THE ELBOW AND THE

SHOULDER, AND GOD IS

RESTORING THAT.

NO MORE PAIN.

BEGIN TO MOVE THAT ARM AND

REALIZE THE GREAT MIRACLE

THAT JUST HAPPENED.

HE IS ABLE TO RESTORE YOU.

HE IS ABLE TO REATTACH

TENDONS.

HE IS ABLE TO DO ALL OF

THOSE THINGS BECAUSE HE

LOVES YOU.

HE CHERISHES YOU.

JUST RECEIVE IT NOW.

SOMEONE ELSE, YOU'VE GOT

BACK PROBLEMS.

YOU'VE GOT BULGING DISCS,

AND YOU'VE GOT A CURVATURE

AS WELL.

GOD IS HEALING YOU.

STRAIGHTENING IT NOW.

AND IN THE MIDDLE OF YOUR

BACK -- IT'S VERY DIFFICULT

FOR YOU TO ARCH YOUR BACK.

GOD IS JUST HEALING THAT.

YOU JUST FELT THAT COME INTO

PLACE.

AND NOW DO WHAT YOU COULDN'T

DO BEFORE.

ACT YOUR FAITH.

DO IT.

STAND ON IT, COMMAND IT, IN

JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

Terry: AMEN.

Gordon: AND AMEN.

WE WANT TO TELL THE WORLD

ABOUT WHAT GOD IS DOING

TODAY.

SO IF YOU'VE BEEN HEALED,

GIVE US A CALL.

1-800-759-0700.

AND IF YOU NEED HEALING, WE

BELIEVE IN PREVAILING

PRAYER.

AND THAT'S WHY JESUS TAUGHT

ON PREVAILING PRAYER.

SO WE BELIEVE IT.

AND WE'RE HERE FOR YOU 24

HOURS A DAY, SEVEN DAYS A

WEEK.

IF YOU WANT TO CALL US AND

ASK FOR PRAYER FOR HEALING,

IT WOULD BE OUR HONOR, OUR

PRIVILEGE TO DO THAT.

SO GIVE US A CALL.

1-800-759-0700.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, STILL

AHEAD, IN THIS REMOTE PART

OF RUSSIA, "SUPERBOOK" IS

CHANGING THE LIVES OF

CHILDREN.

WE'RE GOING TO SHOW YOU

HOW.

THAT'S COMING UP.

PLUS, YOU'LL MEET A MAN WITH

A HEART FOR THE FATHERLESS,

AND SEE HOW YOU CAN BE A

PART OF CARING FOR ORPHANS

AROUND THE WORLD.

AND WELCOME BACK TO "THE

700 CLUB."

ARMY

SERGEANT BOWE BERGDAHL

IS BACK ON AMERICAN SOIL.

BERGDAHL WAS CAPTURED BY THE

TALIBAN IN 2009.

HE ARRIVED EARLY THIS

MORNING AT BROOK ARMY

MEDICAL CENTER IN SAN

ANTONIO, TEXAS.

HE GAINED FREEDOM LAST MONTH

AFTER THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION STRUCK A

CONTROVERSIAL DEAL FOR FIVE

SENIOR TALIBAN LEADERS.

THE ARMY SAYS IT WILL

CONTINUE HIS REINTEGRATION

PROCESS, WHICH WILL INCLUDE

REUNITING WITH HIS FAMILY.

THE OFFICIALS ARE

INVESTIGATING THE

CIRCUMSTANCES OF BERGDAHL AS

CAPTURE AND WHETHER HE

DESERTED THE ARMY.

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS

PROVIDING AID TO NIGERIA

STUDENTS FACING DANGER FROM

ISLAMIC MILITANTS.

THE SCHOOL IS NEAR THE AREA

WHERE BOKO HARAM TOOK 300

GIRLS.

THEY PROVIDED FOOD AND

MATERIALS AND RAZOR WIRE TO

PROTECT THEIR TERRITORY.

IT IS IMPORTANT FOR THEM

TO KNOW THEY HAVE FRIENDS

AROUND THE WORLD TO HELP

THEM.

AND TO RECEIVE SOME OF THE

AID WAS A HUGE

ENCOURAGEMENT.

THEY'RE EXTREMELY

INTELLIGENT, WONDERFUL,

RESILIENT KIDS THAT ARE

DEFIANTLY SAYING WE'RE GOING

TO STAY IN SCHOOL AND LEARN,

DESPITE THE THREAT ALL

AROUND US.

Reporter: AND

"OPERATION BLESSING" WILL

CONTINUE SUPPORTING THESE

STUDENTS FACING THE DAILY

THREAT FROM INSURGENTS.

YOU CAN FOLLOW WHAT

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS

DOING THERE IN NIGERIA AND

AROUND THE WORLD BY GOING TO

ITS WEBSITE, OB.ORG.

GORDON AND TERRY WILL BE

BACK WITH MORE OF "THE 700

CLUB" RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Gordon: IF YOU WANT TO

BE A PART OF THIS, HAVE A

"SUPERBOOK" MOVIE NIGHT AT

YOUR CHURCH, ALL YOU HAVE TO

DO IS CALL US.

1-800-759-0700.

JUST SAY, I WANT TO HAVE THE

"SUPERBOOK" MOVIE NIGHT

KIT.

WE GIVE YOU EVERYTHING YOU

NEED.

YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE

POSTERS, BULLETIN INSETS,

TWINSERTS, TWO EPISODES,

THE STORY OF DANIEL AND THE

STORY OF JONAH.

SO CALL US NOW,

1-800-759-0700.

WELL, CBN'S ANIMATED

PROGRAM, "SUPERBOOK," IS

INTRODUCING THE STORIES OF

THE BIBLE TO CHILDREN AROUND

THE WORLD.

AND IT IS REACHING THE

FARTHEST CORNERS OF THE

EARTH, LIKE THIS REMOTE

VILLAGE IN EASTERN RUSSIA.

Reporter: RICK AND

MARIANA ARE MISSIONARIES IN

THE REMOTE FAR EAST OF

RUSSIA, NOT FAR FROM THE

ARCTIC CIRCLE.

THEY WORK WITH A PEOPLE

GROUP KNOWN AS THE AVANKI.

MOST FATHERS LIVE FAR FROM

HOME, RAISING REINDEER.

WHILE MOTHERS TAKE CARE OF

THE HOUSEHOLDS, CHILDREN ARE

TYPICALLY LEFT ALONE.

IT BREAKS MY HEART WHEN I

THINK ABOUT THESE KIDS, AND

THE FACT THAT NOBODY CARES

FOR THEM.

I KNOW HOW MUCH THEY NEED

LOVE.

Reporter: MARIANA KNOWS

THAT SHARING THE GOSPEL OF

JESUS CHRIST WITH THESE

CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES

IS IMPORTANT.

SHE, HERSELF, GREW UP NEVER

EVEN HEARING ABOUT GOD

BECAUSE IN THE SOVIET UNION,

PRACTICING ANY ORGANIZED

RELIGION WAS FORBIDDEN.

BUT MARIANA KNEW THERE WAS

MORE.

I FELT AS IF SOMEBODY WAS

BESIDE ME.

IT WAS LIKE I WAS SEARCHING

FOR HIM WITH MY HEART.

I SAID, I DON'T KNOW YOUR

NAME OR WHO YOU ARE, BUT

PLEASE HELP ME LEARN ABOUT

YOU.

Reporter: THEN SHE AND

HER BROTHER SAW A CARTOON ON

TELEVISION.

IT WAS CBN'S ORIGINAL

"SUPERBOOK."

THEY TALKED ABOUT GOD AND

ABOUT WHO JESUS WAS.

THEY EVEN PROMISED TO SEND A

BOOKLET ABOUT JESUS TO

ANYONE WHO WROTE A LETTER.

Reporter: MARIANA WROTE

TO CBN AND SOON RECEIVED A

BOOKLET THAT CHANGED HER

LIFE FOREVER.

I IMMEDIATELY UNDERSTOOD

AND BELIEVED THAT JESUS DIED

FOR ME.

THAT IS WHY I PRAYED THE

PRAYER WRITTEN IN THE

BOOKLET.

Reporter: MARIANA KEPT

WATCHING "SUPERBOOK"

CARTOONS TO LEARN MORE ABOUT

GOD.

NOW SHE SHOWS THE NEW

"SUPERBOOK" TO HER OWN

FAMILY.

MY KIDS ENJOY "SUPERBOOK"

VERY MUCH, AND WATCH THIS

CARTOON WITH GREAT DELIGHT.

Reporter: SHE PLANS TO

SHOW THE CARTOONS TO THE

AVANKI CHILDREN, TOO.

THAT'S WHY WE GET

D.V.D.s OF THIS CARTOON,

SO I CAN SHOW THEM TO ALL OF

THE CHILDREN HERE.

I WAS SO EXCITED WHEN I

LEARNED THEY WERE MAKING NEW

"SUPERBOOK" CARTOONS.

I THINK THAT'S WONDERFUL.

I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU FOR

THESE CARTOONS.

IT SAVED ME, AND IT MEANS A

LOT TO CHILDREN.

MAY THE LORD BLESS YOU.

Gordon: IF YOU WANT TO

HELP WITH THIS, WE WANT TO

TAKE THE STORIES OF THE

BIBLE TO THE CHILDREN OF THE

WORLD.

WE'RE TRANSLATING SEASON ONE

RIGHT NOW INTO 42 DIFFERENT

LANGUAGES SO WE CAN COVER

THE WORLD WITH THE STORIES

OF THE GOSPEL.

AND WE'RE GETTING HUGE

AUDIENCES.

IN THE PHILIPPINES, IN

INDONESIA, AND WE'VE ALREADY

LAUNCHED IN ARABIC

THROUGHOUT THE MIDDLE EAST,

IN FARSI AND TURKISH.

AND WE'RE DOING IT IN

FRENCH, FOR FRENCH-SPEAKING

AFRICA AND ENGLISH-SPEAKING

AFRICA.

SPANISH THROUGHOUT

LATIN-AMERICA.

YOU CAN BE A PART OF ALL OF

IT WHEN YOU JOIN THE

"SUPERBOOK" D.V.D.

FOR A GIFT OF $25 OR MORE,

WE'LL SEND YOU THREE COPIES

OF THE LATEST EPISODE, THE

STORY OF GIDEON.

IF YOU WANT THAT, JOIN THE

"SUPERBOOK" D.V.D. CLUB.

YOU CAN ALSO DO IT ONLINE

AT CBN.COM.

JUST LOG ON TO THE GIVING

PAGE, AND YOU CAN JOIN UP ON

THE "SUPERBOOK" D.V.D.

IF YOU WANT TO GET CAUGHT UP

ON THE PAST EPISODES, ALL OF

THEM ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE.

JUST GO TO CBN.COM.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, UP NEXT,

MEET THE FATHER OF TWO

ADOPTED SONS AND ONE

DAUGHTER, WITH A COMMITMENT

TO VULNERABLE CHILDREN THAT

EXTENDS FAR BEYOND HIS OWN

FAMILY.

HEAR HIS SOLUTION TO THE

GLOBAL ORPHAN CRISIS AFTER

THIS.

Terry: THIS SUNDAY IS

FATHER'S DAY, BUT FOR

MILLIONS OF CHILDREN AROUND

THE WORLD, IT'S JUST ANOTHER

DAY WITHOUT A DAD.

AND IN MANY CASES, ALSO A

DAY WITHOUT MOM.

TAKE A LOOK.

Reporter: AS A FATHER

OF THREE ADOPTED CHILDREN,

AUTHOR RICK MORTON IS

PASSIONATE ABOUT THE

BIBLICAL MANDATE OF CARING

FOR THE FATHERLESS.

A LONG TIME INTERNATIONAL

ADVOCATE FOR ORPHANS, HE

WORKS TO HELP CHRISTIANS

UNDERSTAND THE COMPLEXITIES

OF TRANS-NATIONAL

ADOPTIONS.

IN HIS BOOK, "NO ORPHANS," ,

RICORPHANS," RICK SHARES

HOW THE WORLD CAN WORK WITH

OTHER NATIONS TO CARE FOR

ADOPTIONS.

Terry: RICK MORTON IS

WITH US TODAY.

IT IS GREAT TO HAVE YOU WITH

US.

THANK YOU, TERRY.

IT IS GREAT TO BE HERE.

Terry: TALK TO US ABOUT

YOUR OWN STORY.

IT WAS YOUR WIFE ON BOARD

WITH ADOPTION, AND YOU KIND

OF CAUGHT UP A LITTLE

LATER.

ABSOLUTELY.

DENISE CAME HOME AND SAID, I

THINK THE LORD IS LEADING US

TO ADOPT.

I, QUITE FRANKLY, SAID NO.

I WAS SCARED.

I HAD A LOT OF QUESTIONS.

I DON'T THINK I'M DIFFERENT

FROM A LOT OF MEN.

Terry: I DON'T THINK

SO.

AND SHE PRAYED,

HONESTLY.

THERE WERE NOTES WRITTEN IN

LIPSTICK IN THE MIRROR.

Terry: SO WHAT CHANGED

YOUR HEART?

GOD STARTED TO MOVE MY

HEART.

AND ULTIMATELY, I WAS DRIVEN

TO THE SCRIPTURES.

AND WHAT I FOUND -- EVEN

THOUGH I WAS TEACHING

THEOLOGY IN A SEMINARY, I

DON'T THINK I REALLY HAD

SEEN THE THREAD OF GOD'S

HEART FOR THE ORPHAN, AND

HOW GOD SEEKS GLORY FROM THE

WAY FROM HIS PEOPLE, AND

ULTIMATELY HIS CHURCH, ARE

TO CARE FOR ORPHANS.

AND I DON'T THINK I HAD SEEN

THE SIGNIFICANCE OF HOW THE

GOSPEL IS PRESENTED WHEN WE

CARE FOR THE THOSE WHO

CAN'T CARE FOR THEMSELVES.

ULTIMATELY, THAT'S WHAT GOD

DID FOR US IN CHRIST.

Terry: IT REALLY IS A

REFLECTION AND A PICTURE OF

HIM ADOPTING US.

TALK A LITTLE BIT, IF YOU

WILL, RICK, ABOUT DEFINING

WHO THE FATHERLESS ARE.

I THINK IN TODAY'S WORLD

I THINK THAT IT'S A MUCH

LARGER GROUP THAN WHEN WE

TALK ABOUT KIDS THAT ARE

PARENTLESS.

UNICEF DEFINES THE NUMBER AS

153 MILLION ORPHANS, AND

THAT MEANS CHILDREN THAT

HAVE LOST ONE OR BOTH

PARENTS.

BUT I THINK WE CAN TALK

ABOUT FUNCTIONALLY

FATHERLESS CHILDREN, KIDS

THAT ARE SOCIAL ORPHANS WHO

HAVE MOMS AND DADS WHO ARE

LIVING, BUT HAVE BEEN

REJECTED.

Terry: RIGHT NEAR THE

UNITED STATES.

YEAH.

WE HAVE STREET CHILDREN.

WE HAVE A LOT OF KIDS WHO

CAN IDENTIFY THEIR MOMS AND

DADS, BUT THEY DON'T FEEL AS

THOUGH THEY'RE PARENTED.

Terry: YOU SAY, AND I

HAVE COME TO SAY THIS AS

WELL -- IN THE BEGINNING I

DIDN'T SAY THIS, I WAS SUCH

A PROPONENT FOR ADOPTION.

YOU SAY NOT EVERYONE SHOULD

ADOPT.

WHY?

I THINK JUST EVERY HOME

ISN'T READY.

I THINK EVERY HOME ISN'T

PREPARED.

I REALLY THINK THERE IS A

CALLING.

I THINK THAT MAYBE EVEN IN

THE BEGINNING OF THE

EVANGELICAL ORPHAN CARE AND

ADOPTION MOVEMENT, MAYBE WE

HAVE HAD PEOPLE THAT HAVE

JUMPED IN INADVICEADLY.

Terry: MEANING WELL.

ABSOLUTELY.

BUT WHENEVER WE COME TO

ADOPTION, WE HAVE TO REALIZE

THERE IS SOME SORT OF

BROKENNESS.

THERE IS SOMETHING THAT LED

US THERE.

AND THERE IS HURT.

WE HAVE TO BE READY TO ENTER

INTO THAT HURT.

WE BELIEVE IN GOD'S

RESTORATIVE GRACE.

WE BELIEVE THAT GOD CAN ACT

THERE.

THE OTHER THING IS THAT THE

ORPHAN CRISIS ISN'T GOING TO

BE FULLY ADDRESSED BY

ADOPTION.

REALLY ONLY ABOUT ONE HALF

OF ONE PERCENT OF THE

ORPHANS IN THE WORLD CAN BE

ADOPTED TRANS

TRANS-NATIONALLY AND CAN BE

BROUGHT TO THE U.S.

SO WE HAVE TO THINK MORE

CREATIVELY ABOUT HOW WE'RE

GOING TO ADDRESS THE BIGGER

CRISIS FOR THE GLORY OF

GOD.

Terry: HOW DO YOU SEE

IT?

YOU HAVE DONE SUCH STUDY ON

THIS IN "ORPHANOLOGY."

WHAT DO WE DO TO ADDRESS THE

SCOPE OF THAT, THE MAGNITUDE

OF THE NUMBER YOU JUST PUT

OUT.

THAT CAN BE A LITTLE

OFF-PUTTING AS WELL, TO HEAR

THAT NUMBER.

FIRST OF ALL, WE CAN'T

LET THE GREATNESS OF THE

NUMBER BE OFF-PUTTING.

WE HAVE TO BEGIN IN SIMPLE

WAYS.

JAMES 1: 27 IS WRITTEN TO

THE WHOLE CHURCH.

WE ALL HAVE A POSSIBILITY TO

DO SOMETHING.

IT CAN BE AS SIMPLE AS

TAKING OUR VOTE WHERE W OUR

VOICE WHERE WE VOTE.

THERE IS LEGISLATION NOW

THAT WOULD MAKE IT EASIER

FOR FAMILIES TO ADOPT

TRANS-NATIONALLY, AND IT

WOULD TIE U.S. AID FUNDING

TO COUNTRIES MAKING THEIR

PROCESS FOR PROTECTING

CHILDREN MORE EFFECTIVE.

AND WE NEED TO GET THAT OUT

OF COMMITTEE AND WE NEED TO

GET CONGRESS TO CONSIDER

THAT.

YOU KNOW, IT COULD BE A

CHILD SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM.

IT COULD BE CELEBRATING

ORPHANS ON SUNDAY IN YOUR

OWN CHURCH AND RAISING

AWARENESS.

IT COULD BE TAKING A MISSION

TRIP TO GO AND VISIT, OR IF

YOU'RE A PHYSICIAN, TO GO

AND TREAT ORPHANS.

IT COULD BE MENTORING A

CHILD.

TEACHING MATH SKILLS OR

TEACHING ENGLISH SKILLS.

IT COULD BE WRAPPING AROUND

A FOSTER FAMILY OR MAYBE

MINISTERING TO THE BIRTH

PARENTS OF A FOSTER CHILD,

AND BRINGING THE GOSPEL TO

BEAR IN THEIR LIVES, SO WHEN

THAT CHILD IS REUNION FIDE,

THAIFIED, THAT THAT WILL

STICK AND THAT FAMILY CAN BE

ENTACT.

Terry: WOULD YOU AGREE

THAT GOD IS DOING SOMETHING

ABOUT ORPHANS, ABOUT THE

ORPHAN CRISIS AND THE

CHURCH, IN THE BODY OF

CHRIST, IN THE HEARTS AND

MINDS OF PEOPLE?

ABSOLUTELY.

I JUST RETURNED, LAST WEEK,

FROM AFRICA.

ONE OF THE THINGS I GOT TO

DO AS A PART OF THAT, I WAS

PART OF A 23-NATION SUMMIT,

THE SOUTHERN AFRICAN ORPHAN

SUMMIT IN SOUTH AFRICA.

WHAT I SAW WERE

REPRESENTATIVES FROM ALL OF

THOSE NATIONS TALKING ABOUT

ADOPTION AND TALKING ABOUT

FOSTER CARE ACROSS BLOOD

LINES, WHICH IS AMAZING IN

AFRICA.

Terry: SUCH A CHANGE.

OUR AFRICAN BROTHERS AND

SISTERS HAVE SUCH A

TRADITION TO CARE WITHIN

FAMILIES, BUT IT IS VERY,

VERY DIFFERENT FOR THEM TO

BE TALKING ABOUT TAKING IN

CHILDREN OUTSIDE OF THEIR

OWN FAMILIES.

BUT THEY'RE DOING THAT.

AND GOD -- THE SPIRIT OF GOD

IS AT WORK, AND HE IS AT

WORK THERE.

AND HE IS AT WORK IN EASTERN

EUROPE.

AND HE IS AT WORK IN SOUTH

AMERICA.

EVERY CONTINENT ON THE

GLOBE.

THE CHURCH IS CATCHING UP

ORGANIZATIONALLY.

MEN HAVE MADE INSTITUTIONS

FOR CHILDREN, BUT GOD

CREATED FAMILIES FOR

CHILDREN.

Terry: I AM SO GLAD

THAT RICK COULD BE WITH US

TODAY BECAUSE IT IS AN EPIC

CRISIS WORLDWIDE, BUT GOD

HAS A PLAN.

AND IF WE'LL ALL JUST LISTEN

WHEN HE SPEAKS TO OUR

HEART.

DO SOMETHING TO MAKE A

DIFFERENCE.

ONE OF THE THINGS YOU CAN DO

IS GET AHOLD OF "NO ORPHANS"

BEING INVOLVED IS A BIG PART

OF WHAT IT IS ALL ABOUT.

THIS IS AVAILABLE WHEREVER

BOOKS ARE SOLD.

THANK YOU FOR THE WORK YOU

DO.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

Terry: WHEN WE COME

BACK, WE'RE GOING TO "BRING

IT ON" WITH YOUR E-MAIL.

SO STAY WITH US.

WE'LL BE BACK IN A MOMENT.

Terry: WE LOVE IT WHEN

WE HEAR FROM YOU, SO WE WANT

TO "BRING IT ON" WITH SOME

OF YOUR QUESTIONS.

RENEE SAYS, "HI, I WATCH

"THE 700 CLUB" EVERY DAY.

I PRAY WITH THE SHOW EVERY

DAY.

I ALWAYS WONDER WHAT IS

MEANT BY FRIDAY THE

13th."

Gordon: RENEE, IT IS A

SUPERSTITION.

AND FOR WHATEVER REASON, HE

HAS TAKEN ROOT.

THE ORIGINS OF IT IS SORT OF

LOST IN HISTORY.

WE DON'T KNOW HOW THIS GOT

STARTED.

BUT IF YOU LOOK AT A

CHRISTIAN WORLD VIEW, JESUS

WAS CRUCIFIED ON FRIDAY.

AND SO THAT'S SORT OF GIVEN

FRIDAY A BAD NAME, EVEN

THOUGH WE CALL IT GOOD

FRIDAY.

FRIDAY HAS BEEN

TRADITIONALLY A DAY WHERE

YOU DON'T BEGIN THINGS.

YOU DON'T GO ON JOURNEYS AND

THAT KIND OF THING.

13th IS CONSIDERED AN

UNLUCKY NUMBER.

BECAUSE IT'S ONE AFTER 12.

AND THERE WERE 12 TRIBES.

THERE WERE 12 APOSTLES.

AND SO IF YOU GO TO 13 -- I

REMEMBER LIVING IN AN

APARTMENT BUILDING AND IT

DIDN'T HAVE A 13th FLOOR.

I HAPPENED TO LIVE ON THE

14th FLOOR, WHICH WAS

ACTUALLY THE 13th FLOOR.

[LAUGHTER]

Terry: THEY JUST CALLED

IT 14.

Gordon: WE JUST CALLED

IT 14.

SO THESE SUPERSTITIONS TAKE

HOLD AND THEY GET A LIFE OF

THEIR OWN.

AND YOU GO INTO SPANISH

CULTURE AND GREEK CULTURE,

IT IS TUESDAY THE 13th.

AND THE WHY IN SPANISH IS

LOST, BUT IN GREEK CULTURE

IT IS THE DAY THAT CONS STAN

CONSTANTINOPEL FELL.

AND IT WAS CHRISTIAN AGAINST

CHRISTIAN AND THEN AGAIN TO

THE TURKS.

SO IT IS GETTING A LIFE OF

ITS OWN THAT THESE ARE

UNLUCKY DAYS.

Terry: KNOW YOUR

HISTORY.

Gordon: BUT AS

CHRISTIANS, FOLLOW THE

APOSTLE PAUL.

YOU DON'T OBSERVE DATES.

AND YOU HAVE FAITH THAT GOD

IS BLESSING EVERY DAY.

SO WAKE UP SAYING THIS IS

THE DAY THE LORD HAS MADE.

I WILL REJOICE IN IT.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY

ABOUT ODD NUMBERS FALLING ON

FRIDAY.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM JAMES: "PURE AND

UNDEFILED RELIGION BEFORE

GOD AND THE FATHER IS THIS:

TO VISIT ORPHANS AND WIDOWS

IN THEIR TROUBLE, AND TO

KEEP ONE SELF UNSPOTTED FROM

THE WORLD."

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