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The 700 Club - June 20, 2014

Duck Dynasty matriarch Miss Kay shares from the heart. Plus, drug dealing and other crimes catch up Steve and he receives a 20-year prison sentence. Read Transcript


I JUST WANTED TO GO TO

SLEEP AND NOT WAKE UP.

Gordon: CONFESSIONS

FROM MRS. KAY YOU WON'T HEAR

ON "DUCK DYNASTY."

WHY SHE STOOD BY HER MAN.

I AM CONVINCED IF I

HADN'T STAYED WITH HIM, HE

WOULD BE DEAD.

Gordon: PLUS, AS-%9

REPORT ABOUT

THE STATE OF MARRIAGE IN OUR

COUNTRY.

GET THE REAL TRUTH BEHIND

DIVORCE RATES, ON TODAY'S

"700 CLUB."

IT'S, LIKE, YOU CAN SEE

HOPE COMING BACK INTO THEIR

EYES.

Gordon: WELL, WELCOME

TO "THE 700 CLUB."

CHRISTIANS ARE CAUGHT IN THE

MIDDLE OF THIS DEADLY

FIGHTING IN IRAQ.

AND PRESIDENT OBAMA Rcç

SENDING 300 U.S. MILITARY

ADVISORS, HOPING TO STOP THE

ESCALATING VIOLENCE.

Terry: PEOPLE IN IRAQ

AND THE MIDDLE EAST ARE

TURNING TO PRAYER AND ASKING

GOD FOR HELP.

CHRIS MITCHELL BRINGS US THE

STORY FROM THE BRITISH

CAPITAL OF IRBIL.

Reporter: SINCE THE

MILITARY CAMPAIGN BY ISISç

BEGAN, MOREç THAN 5,000

REFUGEES HAVE FLOODED INTO

THIS AREA.

FOR EXAMPLE, THIS LINE OF

CARS BEHIND ME STRETCHES FOR

ABOUT TWO MILES.

AND SOME PEOPLE HAVE BEEN

WAITING ABOUT 11 HOURS JUST

TO GET SOME GAS.

AND WE'VE JUST BEEN TOLD

THIS GAS STATION HAS NO MORE

GAS.

AND WHEN THEY FINALLY GET TO

THE GAS PUMP, THEY CAN ONLY

GET 30 LITERSç ORç ABOUT EIGHT

U.S. GALLONS.

IT IS A WAR THE KURDS DON'T

WANT.

WE ARE TRYING TO KEEP

AWAY FROM THIS WAR, WHICH

RIGHT NOW IS GOING ON IN

IRAQ.

THE NATIONAL ISSUE IS MUCH

MORE IMPORTANT FOR US.

WE DON'T WANT TO BE INVOLVED

IN THIS BECAUSE THE WAR IS

BETWEEN SUNNI AND SHI'AS.

Reporter: MANY KURDS

BELIEVE THE CURRENT CRISIS

MEANS THEY HAVE TO CHARTç

THEIR OWNç COURSE.

THE BEST DEAL FOR US, THE

KURDISH PEOPLE -- WE DON'T

WANT TO BE TREATED LIKE

ANIMALS.

WE WANT TO BE SEPARATED FROM

THEM.

THAT'S ENOUGH FOR US.

Reporter: IS THAT HOW A

LOT OF PEOPLE FEEL?

YES.

99% PEOPLE IN KURDISTAN SAY

ENOUGH.

WE WANT TO BE ALONE.

Reporter: MANY KURDS

FEEL WITH COUNTRIES LIKEçç SHY

SHIITE EASTERN, THE CURRENT

CRISIS IS A CIVIL WAR, THAT

COULD ESCALATE INTO A

REGIONAL WAR.

WHILE THE TURMOIL HAS

INCREASED, THE PRAYER

MOVEMENT HAS GROWN.

IN THE LAST COUPLE OF

WEEKS, THERE HAS BEEN A RISE

OFç PRAYER"m

CITY.

IT HAS BEEN HAPPENING EVEN

IN HOMES.

WE'RE SEEING PEOPLE REALLY

START TO SEE GOD'S FAITH FOR

THE COUNTRY.

THE PRAYERS ARE INTENSIFIED,

FILLED WITH FAITH AND

PASSION AND BIG PRAYERS.

EACH ONE OF US HAS A ROLE

TO ASK GOD, AS WE ASK IN THE

LORD'S PRAYER.

LET YOUR WILL BE DONE IN

HEAVEN, AS0I, ISç IN HEAVEN

ON EARTH.

Reporter: THIS MAN

OVERSEES A NATIONAL PRAYER

NETWORK INSIDE IRAQ.

THAT PARTNERS WITH AN

INTERNATIONAL PRAYER

MINISTRY.

I JUST WANT TO ENCOURAGE

OUR DEAR BROTHERS AND

SISTERS AROUND THE WORLD TO

CONTINUE PRAYING FOR OUR

COUNTRY.

INSPITE OF ALL OF THE

GRAPHIC CHANGES AND THE

DESTRUCTION AND THE WARS AND

WHATEVERçç HAPPENING, GOD HAS

THE FINAL WORD.

Reporter: CHRIS

MITCHELL, CBN NEWS, IRBIL,

NORTHERN IRAQ.

Gordon: WE ENCOURAGE

YOU TO PRAY TODAY FOR IRAQ.

THIS COULD BLOW UP INTO A

REGIONAL CONFLICT.

SAWESAWEDSAUDI ARABIA IS

WARNING IRAN NOT TO GET IN@&C @&C"P%CONTROL.

ATç THE END OF THE DAY, THEY

WILL BE IN CONTROL OF ALL OF

THE SUNNI AREAS THAT USED TO

BE KNOWN AS IRAQ.

AND THE ISIS GOAL IS TO

CREATE A NEW CALIPHATE.

PLEASE BE IN PRAYER FOR THE

PEACE OF IRAQ.

REPUBLICANS ARE CALLING ON

PRESIDENT OBAMA TO SUPPORT

PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS.

JOHN JESSUP HAS THAT STORY

FROM WASHINGTON.ç3(P&C @&C"P%JOHN?

Reporter: GORDON, TEXAS

SENATOR TED CRUZ SAYS THE

PRESIDENT NEEDS TO STAND UP

FOR CHRISTIANS IN COUNTRIES

LIKE IRAN AND SUDAN.

SPEAKING AT THE FAITH AND

FREEDOM COALITION

CONFERENCE, CRUZ SAID THE

FAILURES OF THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION HAS ALLOWED

ATTACKS ON CHRISTIANS IN

OTHER COUNTRIES.

OTHER REPUBLICANS AT THE

CONFERENCE SAID THE

PRESIDENT AND THE AMERICAN

LEADERS MUST DO MORE TO

DEFEND CHRISTIANS VALUES

HERE AT HOME AS WELL.

WMLM, SUPPORTERSç OF

TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE CAME

TOGETHER HERE IN WASHINGTON

ON THURSDAY FOR THE SECOND

NATIONAL MARCH FOR

MARRIAGE.

MARK MARTIN HAS THAT STORY.

Reporter: ONE OF THE

MAIN POINTS FOR THE PEOPLE

BEHIND THE MARCH, THEY ARE

NOT JUST AGAINST GAY

MARRIAGE, BUT FOR THE IDEA

THAT A MAN AND WOMAN RAISING

CHILDREN IS THE HEALTHIEST

MODEL OF THE FAMILY.

MARRIAGE IS THE BEST FOR

MEN, FOR WOMEN,ç FOR

COUNTRY.

IT IS GOING TO TAKE STRONG

FAMILIES TO CREATE A STRONG

ECONOMY AND A STRONG

COUNTRY.

Reporter: MIKE HUCKABEE

SAYS FEDERAL AND STATE

JUDGES WENT BEHIND THEIR

AUTHORITY IS STRIKING DOWN

STATE BANS ON GAY MARRIAGE.

RICK SANTORUM TOLD CBN NEWS,

THOSE WHO WANT TO PRESERVE

TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE NEED TO

FIGHT FOR IT.

WE'VE BECOMEç COMPLACENT,ç

AND THE REASON WE'RE LOSING

IS BECAUSE THEY'RE FIGHTING

AND WE ARE NOT.

Reporter: THE ACTIVISTS

HOPE TO SHAPE COURT RULINGS

BY COMING BEFORE SUCH

INSTITUTIONS LIKE CONGRESS

AND THE U.S. SUPREME COURT

IN VAST NUMBERS, TO SHOW

THAT TENS OF MILLIONS OF

AMERICANS STILL SUPPORT THE

TRADITIONAL MODEL OF

MARRIAGE.

MARK MARTIN, CBN NEWS.

CONGRESS WANTS TO KNOW

HOW THEç I.R.S. LOST

IMPORTANT E-MAILS TIED TO

THE TEA PARTY TARGETING

SCANDAL.

JOHN COSKININ TESTIFIES

BEFORE THE HOUSE TODAY.

THE TAX AGENCY SAYS THE

E-MAILS WERE LOST IN A

COMPUTER HARD DRIVE CRASH IN

2011.

TECH EXPERTS SAID THE I.R.S.

SHOULD HAVE RETRIEVED THE

LOST MESSAGES FROM COMPUTER

SERVICES AT THE TIME.

NOW SOME REPUBLICANS ACCUSE

THE I.R.S. OF ENGAGING IN Aç

COVERUP.ç

THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

VOTED OVERWHELMING TO CUT

OFF FUNDING TO SPYING

ACTIVITIES.

IT WOULD LIMIT N.S.A.

PROCEDURES.

AND, GORDON, THAT BILL HAD

BROAD BIPARTISAN SUPPORT.

IT PASSED BY A VOTEçç OF 293

TO 193.

Gordon: IT IS AN

AMAZING VICTORY FOR

PRIVACY.

A LOT OF OBSERVERS ARE BEING

STUNNED, THAT CONGRESS

ACTUALLY DID THAT AND WENT

FOR WHERE IT REALLY HURTS

THE N.S.A. -- WEP WENT FOR

THEIR FUNDING AND SAID THERE

CAN'T BE ANY FUNDING FOR

THIS ACTIVITY.

FOR ME IT UNDERSCORES THE

LARGER ISSUE: THERE NEEDS TOçç

BE A COMPREHENSIVE PRIVACY

BILL THAT PROHIBITS OUR

GOVERNMENT FROM COLLECTING

THIS TYPE OF INFORMATION ON

ORDINARY AMERICANS WITHOUT

PROBABLE CAUSE, WITHOUT SOME

KIND OF REASON FOR A SEARCH

WARRANT.

WE'RE ALLOWING THEM TO

SEARCH, LITERALLY EVERYTHING

WE DO.

ALL OF THISçç METADATA TRACKS

EVERY MOVEMENT.

THE E-MAIL SEARCHES, ALL OF

IT, THEY CAN GET A CLEAR

PICTURE OF WHO YOU ARE AND

WHAT YOU'RE INTERESTED IN

FROM ALL OF THIS DATA

THEY'RE COLLECTING.

AND SO IT IS GOOD NEWS, BUT

WE NEED TO HAVE MORE.

AND WE NEED TO HAVE A

COMPREHENSIVE PRIVACY BILL

THAT ESTABLISHES FOR ALL

AMERICANS WHAT WAS INTENDED

BY THE CONSTITUTION, THAT

THE GOVERNMENT CAN'T SEARCH

YNERç RECORDS WITHOUT

PROBABLE CAUSE.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, UP NEXT,

FOR YEARS WE'VE BEEN TOLD

THAT MARRIAGES HAVE A 50/50

SHOT AT UNTIL DEATH DO US

PART.

IT APPEARS FOR YEARS WE'VE

BEEN LIED TO.

MOST OF THESE PEOPLE WILL

HAVE STRONG AND HAPPY

MARRIAGES FOR A LIFETIME.

THAT IS A BIG DEAL TO KNOW.

Terry: WE'VE GOT GOOD

NEWS ABOUT THE STATE OF OUR

UNION, SO DON'T GO AWAY.

ççççççççççóçç

Gordon: YOU'VE HEARD IT

SAID OVER AND OVER, HALF OF

ALL MARRIAGES END IN

DIVORCE.

THINGS ARE JUST AS BAD IN

THE CHURCH AS THE REST OF

THE COUNTRY.

THERE IS JUST ONE PROBLEM

WITH THAT SO-CALLED FACT: IT

ISN'T TRUE.

AND THAT CAN HAVE A DRAMATIC

IMPACT ON KEEPING MARRIAGES

TOGETHER.çP@UL STRAND BRINGS US THE

STORY.

Reporter: SHOCKI

FELDMAN DECIDED TO TACKLE

THE BELIEFS ABOUT DIVORCE TO

HOPEFULLY RIGHT SOME

WRONGS.

THE IDEA THAT IT IS AS BAD

IN THE CHURCH AS THE REST OF

THE WORLD CAN DEMORAL

DEMORALIZE CHRISTIANS.

FOR THE AVERAGE PERSON IN

THE CONGREGATION, THERE ISçç

THIS SUBTLE FEELING THAT ON

SOMETHING AS IMPORTANT AS

MARRIAGE, IF DOING WHAT THE

BIBLE SAYS DOESN'T CHANGE

THINGS, WHAT DOES THAT MEAN

ABOUT THE BIBLE?

THE 50% DIVORCE RATE

MEANS THAT THE CHURCH MAKES

NO DIFFERENCE IN YOUR

MARRIAGE.

Reporter: ANGEL DAVIS

SAYS THE BELIEF THAT HALF OF

ALL MARRIAGES FAIL CAN EVENç

GIVE PEOPLW PERMISSION TO

GIVE UP.

WHEN YOU HAVE A STATISTIC

LIKE 50%, IT GIVES YOU THE

OPTION.

IT, LIKE, BECOMES AN OPTION

IN YOUR MIND.

Reporter: FELDMAN SPENT

EIGHT YEARS INVESTIGATING

THE REAL NUMBERS.

AND IN HER BOOK, "THE GOOD

NEWS ABOUT MARRIAGE," LAYS

OUT WHAT SHE FOUND.

FIRST ARE THE DIVORCE RATE

IS MUCH LORE LOWER THAN

50%, ANDç MUCH LOWER FORç

THOSE WHO GO TO CHURCH.

THE STUDIES OF PEOPLE WHO

REGULARLY GO TO CHURCH SHOWS

A MUCH LOWER DIVORCE RATE

FOR THEM.

MAYBE 15%, MAYBE 20% FOR

ALL MARRIAGES.

FIRST

MARRIAGES, SECOND

MARRIAGES, THIRD MARRIAGES.

PASTORS NEED TO KNOW THIS.

PEOPLE NEED TO BE ABLE TO

LOOK AROUND THE AVERAGE

CONGREGATION AND SAY, YOU

KNOW WHAT, MOST OF THESE

PEOPLE WILL HAVE STRONG AND

HAPPY MARRIAGES FOR A

LIFETIME.

DOINGç WHATç GOD SAYS

MATTERS.

THAT IS IS A BIG DEAL TO

KNOW.

Reporter: FELDMAN CITES

ONE EXAMPLE WHERE A PASSED

TRACKED 423 MARRIAGES HE

MARRIED.

25 YEARS LATER, LESS THAN

10% HAD BEEN DIVORCED.

Reporter: THE THERAPIST

SAYS THIS COULD GO A LONG

WAY TO ERASING THE DOUBT

THAT CHRISTIANITY MAKES NO

DIFFERENCE.

THAT THERE IS NO POWER IN

IT TO TRANSFORM, AND THATç ISç

JUST NOT TRUE.

SO THIS STATISTICS, I THINK,

COULD HELP A LOT WITH THAT

BELIEF.

Reporter: PASTOR FLOYD

BELIEVES IT WILL BE A MAJOR

PLUS FOR THE FAITH WHEN THIS

NEW KNOWLEDGE GETS AROUND.

IF YOU HAVE REGULAR

CHURCH ATTENDANCE AND IS

GOING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

IN THE LONGEVITY OF YOUR

MARRIAGE, THAT IS INCREDIBLE

FIRE POWER FOR THE LOCAL

CHURCH, FOR THE PASTOR.

Reporter: FELDMAN SAYS

SHE HAS SEEN THE POWER OF

THIS NEWç INFORMATION, WHENç

SHE SHARES IT, TO

IMMEDIATELY PUMP UP A

CONGREGATION'S FAITH.

YOU HEAR THAT GRASP, AND

EVERYBODY STARTS

APPLAUDING.

YOU CAN SEE HOPE IN THEIR

EYES.

Reporter: SHANTI'S

HUSBAND SAYS IT CAN HELP

PEOPLE SURVIVE.

SHANTI AND I HAD TOUGH

PATCHES, BUT WE NEVER ONCE

THOUGHT WE WEREN'T GOING TO

MAKE IT.

WE kNPu WEç WERE GOING TO.

YOU WORK THROUGH THE TOUGH

PATCHES.

AND YOU GET OUT ON THE OTHER

SIDE.

AND THE OTHER SIDE IS ALWAYS

GOOD.

Reporter: FELDMAN SAYS

PEOPLE CAN MAKE OTHER

CHOICES TO DIVORCE-PROOF

THEIR MARRIAGE.

PEOPLE WHO DECIDE NOT TO

LIVE TOGETHER BEFORE THEY

GET MARRIED, THAT HAS BEEN

PROVEN TO HAVE A REALLY GOOD

EFFECT ON THE MARRIAGE.

SO YOU MIGHT GET DOWN INTO

THEçç 5%, 10% DIVORCE ODDS.

Reporter: NOW FELDMAN

AND OTHERS HOPE PEOPLE WILL

SPREAD THE WORD.

TO BE ABLE TO GET THIS

INFORMATION INTO OTHER

PEOPLE'S HANDS QUICKLY, I

THINK WE CAN CHANGE THE

PARADIGM FROM DISCOURAGEMENT

TO HOPE.

Reporter: PAUL STRAND,

CBN NEWS, REPORTING FROM

ATLANTA.

Gordon: THAT'S SOME

GOOD NEWS FOR A CHANGE.

I HOPE IT GIVES YOU HOPE FOR

YOUR MARRIAGE.

I DON'(o KNOWç ANY MARRIAGE

THAT HASN'T GONE THROUGH

DIFFICULTY.

IT IS TOUGH.

IT IS TOUGH RAISING CHILDREN

IN TODAY'S WORLD.

AND IT IS TOUGH RAISING

GRANDCHILDREN.

BUT THERE IS HOPE IF YOU

STICK WITH IT, THERE IS JOY

ON THE OTHER SIDE.

WE HAVE A STORY FOR YOU THAT

WILL ENCOURAGE YOU ON THIS.

IT IS FROM THE MATRIARCH OF

THE "DUCK DYNASTY" CLAN.

SHE IS GOING TO SHARE WHAT

SAVED HER MARRIAGE AFTER

YEARS OF ABUSE.

çç I SAID, MOM, MOM, DON'T

CRY ANYMORE.

GOD IS GOING TO TAKE CARE OF

US.

IT WAS LIKE A LIGHT.

HE TURNED ON THE LIGHT.

Gordon: HEAR WHY KAY

FOUGHT FOR HER MARRIAGE WHEN

WE COME BACK.

çççççççççç

Terry: IF YOU'RE ONE OF

THE MILLIONS WHO WATCHES

"DUCK DYNASTY", YOU PROBABLYç

ALREADY KNOWç THAT THE FAMILY

WASN'T ALWAYS HAPPY, HAPPY,

HAPPY.

BUT THERE IS ANOTHER SIDE TO

THEIR STORY YOU DON'T HEAR

ABOUT ON THE SHOW.

REPORTER MICHELLE WILSON

TRAVELLED TO THE ROBERTSON

HOME IN WEST MONROE,

LOUISIANA, FOR A VISIT WITH

MISS KAY.

Reporter: EVERY WEEK

MILLIONS TUNE IN TO WATCH

THE HIT REALITY SERIES "DUCK

DYNASTY."

WHILE THE MENç ANDç THEIR

BEARDS GET MOST OF THE

ATTENTION, MISS KAY, THE

MATRIARCH OF THE FAMILY,

HELPS KEEP EVERYONE

GROUNDED.

I HAD A CHANCE TO SIT DOWN

AND TALK WITH MISS KAY WHO

TOLD ME ABOUT GROWING UP IN

IDA, LOUISIANA, AND ABOUT

HER ROLE IN THE EARLY DAYS

OF THE DUCK COMMANDER

DYNASTY.

I KNOW ONE THING, I WOULDçç

BE ROLLING PIE DOUGH, AND I

WOULD ARE A PAD AND WRITING

THING DOWN.

MY KIDS WOULD BE COME HOME

FROM SCHOOL AND SIT ON THE

FLOOR AND WRITE STICKERS AND

PUT THEM IN THE BOXES.

Reporter: YOU ARE ON

ONE OF THE HIGHEST RATED

REALITY TV SERIES.çç

YOUR POPULARITY IS GROWING.

WHY DO YOU THINK THAT IS

HAPPENING?

GOD IS BLESSING US MAYBE

BECAUSE HE KNOWS WE'RE GOING

TO STILL TALK ABOUT HIM.

Reporter: TELL ME ABOUT

YOUR LIFE GROWING UP.

YOU STARTED FROM SOME HUMBLE

BEGINNINGS.

I DID.

I WAS FROM A LITTLE BITTY

TOWN OF ABOUT 300 PEOPLE IN

LOUISIANA.çç

NOBODY EVER HEARD OF IT.

BECAUSE WHEN YOU GET THROUGH

THAT ONE RED LIGHT -- WE'RE

SO PROUD OF THAT LIGHT.

MY GRANDMOTHER'S HOUSE WAS A

PLACE OF COMFORT.

I REMEMBER GOING IN THE

KITCHEN, AND THE KITCHEN

ALWAYS HAD POTS COOKING AND

THE LIDS WERE BUBBLING, YOU

KNOW.

Reporter: BUT SHE ALSO

SAID SOMETHING VERY PROFOUND

THAT YOU WOULD CARRY WITH

YOU FOR THE REST OF YOUR

LIFE.

SHE SAID ONE WOMAN AND

ONE MAN FOR ONE LIFE.ç

INE SHE SAID DIVORCE IS NOT

AN OPTION.

Reporter: PHIL AND KAY

MET IN HIGH SCHOOL.

PHIL WAS A QUARTERBACK,

PLAYED BASEBALL, AND LOVED

HUNTING.

KAY WAS A CHEERLEADER.

IT WAS FOR ME, LOVE AT

FIRST SIGHT.

I DON'T KNOW IF PHIL WOULD

SAY THAT OR NOT.

BUT I DID SEE HIM, AND I

THOUGHT, UH-HUH, I LIKE THE

WAY THAT LOOKS.

HE WORKED IN THE OIL

FIELDS.

HE WAS Aç ROUGHNECKç AND HIS

DADDY WAS THE DRILLER.

Reporter: KAY AND PHIL

MARRIED.

AFTER ALAN WAS BORN, PHIL

WASN'T QUITE READY FOR THE

RESPONSIBILITY OF BEING A

FATHER.

PHIL BECAME A TEACHER.

HE ALSO BEGAN DRINKING AND

RUNNING WILD AND HE HAD A

VIOLENT TEMPER.

I DON'T WANT ANYBODY TO

STAY THROUGH AN ABUSIVE

THING, AND I HAD SOME ABUSE,

SO THAT WAS ONEç THING.

Reporter: CANç YOU TALK

ABOUT THE ABUSE?

IT WAS ONLY WHEN HE WAS

DRUNK.

THE WORDS WERE THE WORST.

BUT I'M NOT SAYING THAT HE

NEVER DIDN'T DO ANYTHING

PHYSICAL.

BECAUSE THERE WAS A TIME

WHEN HE DRANK SOME REAL MOON

SHINE AND HE DID SOME

PHYSICAL ABUSE AT THAT TIME,

WHEN HE DRANK THAT.

Reporter: WHY DIDN'T

YOU JUST LEAVE?

AT THIS POINT, YOU HAD GONE%

THROUGH SO MUCH.TI- I GUESS I WAS A LOYAL

PERSON.

WHEN I MADE THE VOW TO GOD,

FOR BETTER OR WORSE, 'TIL

DEATH DO YOU PART -- I'M

CONVINCED IF I HADN'T STAYED

WITH HIM HE WOULD BE DEAD.

Reporter: THE COUPLE

EVENTUALLY HAD TWO MORE

SONS.

PHIL LEFT TEACHING AND

STARTED MANAGING A BAR.

HE CONTINUED DRINKING AND

SEEING OTHER WOMEN.

ONE NIGHT PHIL CAME HOME

DRUNK ANDç ACCUSEDç KAY OF

CHEATING ON HIM.

FOR KAY, THE ABUSE BECAME

UNBEARABLE.

I COMPLETELY LOST HOPE.

AND THAT NIGHT, AS I WAS

CRYING IN THAT BATHROOM IN

THAT TRAILER, I REALLY

THOUGHT ABOUT I JUST WANT TO

GO TO SLEEP AND NOT WAKE

UP.

AND I ACTUALLY LOOKED AT THE

MEDICINE CABINET, AND

THINKING IF I HAD SOMETHING

I COULD JUST TAKE TO GO TO

SLEEP AND NOT WAKE UP.

AND THE NEXTç THINGç THAT

HAPPENS IS I HEARD THOSE

LITTLE SLIPPERS COME IN.

AND I COULD HEAR THEM

SLIDING ON THE FLOOR.

AND IT WAS ALAN AND IT WAS

JASON, AND THEN WILLIE.

ALAN SAID, MOM, MOM, DON'T

CRY ANYMORE.

HE SAID, GOD'S GOING TO TAKE

CARE OF US.

IT WAS, LIKE, ALL OF A

SUDDEN Iç THOUGHTç THOSE THREE

LITTLE SOULS -- AND THAT'S

WHAT THEY WERE -- WHAT WOULD

HAPPEN TO THEM?

IF SOMETHING HAPPENED TO ME,

WHAT WOULD HAPPEN TO THEM?

I WOULD LEAVE THEM WITH A

DRUNK?

IT WAS LIKE YOU TURNED ON

THE LIGHT.

I SAID, GOD, HELP ME.

JUST HELP ME.

Reporter: THE NEXT DAY

KAY WENT TO A PASTOR.

HE SAID TO ME, OF ALL

THINGS,çç KAY, DO YOU THINK IF

YOU DIED RIGHT NOW THAT YOU

WOULD GO TO HEAVEN.

AND I SAID, BY ALL MEANS.

I WOULD FLY THERE.

I SAID BECAUSE I LIVED WITH

THIS DRUNK HUSBAND AND IT IS

10 YEARS, AND MY GRANDMOTHER

TOLD ME TO FIGHT FOR MY

MARRIAGE.

I SHOULD HAVE EARNED MY WAY

TO HEAVEN.

THAT'S WHAT I TOLD HIM.

AND THEN HE SAID, DO YOU

HAVE PEACE?

AND Iç WAS,

NOW THAT'S

THE PROBLEM.

I DON'T HAVE ANY OF THAT

STUFF.

WHEN HE TOLD M -- WHEN HE

SHARED THE GOSPEL WERE YOU

ME, I REALIZED I CAN'T EARN

MY WAY TO HEAVEN.

OONLY JESUS DID THAT.

I HAVE TO GO THROUGH HIM.

BUT WHEN I PUT MY FAITH IN

HIM AND I CONFESSED HIM AS

MY LORD ANDç SAVIO$!ñ I KNEW

THEN THAT I HAD HELP, THAT

HE WAS LIVING IN ME.

Reporter: KAY SHARED

HER NEW FAITH WITH PHIL.

HE CALLED HER A HOLY ROLLER

AND KICKED HER AND THEIR

THREE SONS OUT OF THEIR

HOME.

KAY MOVED INTO AN

APARTMENT.

INSTEAD OF BEING ANGRY, SHE

BELIEVED GOD FOR THE BEST.

WHAT I DID, THIS IS MORE

IMPORTANT THAN ANY LESSONç

YOU'LL EVERç LEARN, I TOLD MY

KIDS, YOUR DAD HAS A GOOD

HEART.

BUT THE DEVIL IS CONTROLLING

HIM RIGHT NOW.

THE DEVIL IS LIVING INSIDE.

ONE DAY, I TOLD MY BOYS, THE

DEVIL WILL BE GONE.

BUT FOR NOW, DON'T YOU HATE

YOUR DAD.

YOU HATE THE DEVELOP.

Reporter: THREE MONTHS

LATER, KAY WAS AT WORK, WHEN

SHE SAW PHIL IN THE PARKING

LOT, SITTING INSIDE HISç

TRUCK.C:

BIG TEARS WERE ROLLING

DOWN HIS EYES.

HE SAID, I CAN'T EAT.

I CAN'T SLEEP.

I'VE GOT TO HAVE MY FAMILY

BACK.

I WON'T DRINK ANYMORE.

I'M THROUGH.

AND I SAID, PHIL, YOU'VE

SAID THAT BEFORE.

YOU'VE SAID THAT SEVERAL

TIMES BEFORE.

I SAID, YOU CAN'T DO IT BY

YOURSELF.

YOU NEED SOMEBODY.

AND HE SAID, ARE YOU TALKING

ABOUT GOD?

ANDç I SAIDç YES.

AND HE SAID, I DON'T KNOW

HOW TO FIND HIM.

Reporter: KAY

INTRODUCED PHIL TO HER

PASTOR AND THE TWO MEN

TALKED FOR SEVERAL HOURS.

THE NEXT DAY PHIL, THEN 28,

WENT TO CHURCH, WHERE HE

GAVE HIS LIFE TO GOD AND WAS

BAPTIZED.

KAY AND THE BOYS WERE THERE

WHEN IT HAPPENED.

AND YOU KNOW WHAT, THOSE

LITTLE BOYS WERE SO HAPPY.

AND I LOOKED AT THOSE TEARS,

AND I WASç CRYING.

ITç WAS THE BEGINNING OF THE

NEW LIFE, THE NEW PHIL.

Reporter: SHORTLY

AFTERWARD, PHIL AND KAY HAD

THEIR FOURTH SON.

PHIL BEGAN GOING TO CHURCH,

TEACHING BIBLE STUDIES, AND

EVEN SUNDAY SCHOOL.

HE TOLD EVERYONE HE MET

ABOUT THE SAVIOR WHO GAVE

HIM A SECOND CHANCE.

DECADES LATER, HIS SON, JACE

TALKED ABOUT HOW GOD U[EE

PHILç TO LEAD HUNDREDS TO

CRYO.

AN CHRIST.

AND HE TALKED ABOUT HIS MOM

AND HOW SPECIAL SHE IS TO

THEIR FAMILY.

AND HE SAID, I WANT TO

TELL YOU SOMETHING, YOU

WOULDN'T HAVE ANY OF THAT IF

IT HADN'T BEEN FOR MY MOM.

YOU WOULDN'T KNOW ABOUT

JESUS RIGHT NOW.

IT WAS MY MOM'S COURAGE TO

STAY WITH A HARD MARRIAGE

AND STAND BY THAT

COMMITMENT.

SO SHE'Sçç MY FIRST MOST

COURAGEOUS PERSON.

ISN'T THAT GOOD?

NOW, SEE, I MADE IT THIS

WHOLE TIME AND DIDN'T CRY.

BUT IT WAS SO TRUE.

I KNOW IT WAS, BUT GOD

PULLED ME THROUGH.

AND I'M A GRANDMOTHER.

Reporter: IN 2013, ON

THEç DAY OFç KAY AND PHIL'S

40th ANNIVERSARY, THEIR

SONS AND DAUGHTER-IN-LAWS

THREW THEM A WEDDING

RENEWAL.

FROM THE TIME I WAS 14

YEARS OLD, I LOVED JESUS.

I LOVED JESUS WHEN WE WERE

POOR AND YOU WERE NOT SO

NICE.

NOW YOU'RE REALLY NICE AND

KIND.

AND ALL I CAN SAY ABOUT THAT

IS I'M NOT GOING ANYWHERE.

THAT'S GOOD TO KNOW.

çç I WILL LOVE YOU FOREVER.

YOU'RE MY BEST FRIEND,

AND I LOVE YOU DEARLY, AND

I'M GOING TO BE WITH YOU FOR

THE LONG HAUL, UNTIL THEY

PUT ME IN THE GROUND.

GOOD?

PERFECT.

HE IS MY HERO.

HE ALWAYS REFERS TO ME AS

HIS BEST BUDDY.

BUT IT'S LIKE WE'RE JUST

TOGETHER.

Reporter: NOW, WHAT IS

IS THE ONE THING THAT YOU

WANT PEOPLE

YOU?

YOU KNOW, IT'S SO FUNNY

BECAUSE WHEN WE WERE ASKED

TO SPEAK ONE TIME, THE

PREACHER TOLD ME, HE SAID,

YOU KNOW WHAT I THINK ABOUT

WHEN I SEE YOU?

AND I SAID, WHAT?

AND HE SAID, YOU STAND BY

YOUR MAN.

AND HE SAID, THROUGH

EVERYTHING, YOU STOOD BY

YOUR MAN.

YOU TOLDçç GOD YOU WOULD AND

YOU DID.

SO MAYBE THAT'S IT.

Reporter: YOU DID.

AND NOW LOOK AT THE FRUIT OF

IT.

I KNOW.

Reporter: YOUR

CHILDREN, THEIR WIVES, YOUR

GRANDCHILDREN.

WHAT A LEGACY.

WELL, I HAD TOLD GOD AND

I TOLD MY FAMILY, IF WE EVER

FORGET WHERE WE CAME FROM, I¿

PRAY WEç LOSE IT ALL AND WE

JUST GO RIGHT BACK TO WHERE

WE BELONG, IF WE'RE GOING TO

LOSE IT.

BECAUSE YOU DON'T WANT TO

SIT HERE AND THINK THIS IS

ALL OURS.

I WANT TO BE ABLE TO GO

RIGHT BACK AND NOT MISS A

BEAT.

I WANT THAT FOR MY KIDS.

Terry:çç MY FAMILY HAS

MANY TIMES ENJOYED TURNING

ON THE TV SET AND WATCHING

THE "DUCK DYNASTY" SHOW, THE

FAMILY, AND THE WHOLE CREW.

AND I THINK ABOUT IT, AS I

LISTEN TO MISS KAY TALK, THE

FACT THAT ALL OF THAT COULD

HAVE BEEN LOST.

IT REALLY COULD HAVE BEEN

LOST.

YOU KNOW, GOD HAS A GOOD

PLAN.

HE'S GOT A GOOD PLAN FOR

EVERY ONE OF US.

MARRIAGE IS HARD.

IT'S VERY HARD.çç

TWO VERY DIFFERENT PEOPLE

COMING TOGETHER.

WORKING THROUGH DIFFICULTIES

IN LIFE, BUT, BOY, WHEN YOU

WORK IT THROUGH, WHEN YOU

WALK IT THROUGH TOGETHER,

WHEN YOU MOVE THROUGH THOSE

TROUBLES, GROWING AND BEING

REFINED BY EACH OTHER, LOOK

AT THE BLESSINGS.

IT DOESN'T MEAN IT WASN'T

TOUGH ALONG THE WAY.

BOTH KAY AND PHIL MADEç THEç

SAME MISTAKE MOST OF US DO.

EVEN WHEN WE HAVE BEEN

RAISED UP IN CHURCH AND WE

HAVE ENOUGH KNOWLEDGE AND

THINK WE'RE OKAY, WE TRY TO

DO IT ON OUR OWN.

WE ARE NOT CREATED TO DO IT

ON OUR OWN.

JESUS SAID, APART FROM ME

YOU CAN DO NOTHING.

NOTHING.

AND YET WE LIVE WITH THIS

IDEA THAT SOMEHOW WE CAN

PULL IT OFF.@&C @&C"P%WE CAN D

WE CAN MAKE OURSELVES

HAPPY.

WE CAN BE SATISFIED.

SO OFTEN WE LOSE EVERYTHING

THAT IS GOOD ALONG THE WAY.

BY THE TIME WE LEARN THE

LESSON, IT'S GONE.

IF YOU'RE STRUGGLING WITH

YOUR MARRIAGE TODAY, I WANT

TO ENCOURAGE YOU TO DO WHAT

THEY DID, TO COME TO CHRIST

AND TO SAY, I NOT ONLY CAN'T

DO THIS ON MY OWN, I DON'T

WANT TO DO THIS ON MY OWN.

YOU SEE,ARRIAGE ISç A GOD

IDEA.

ONE MAN, ONE WOMAN, IN A

GARDEN WITH GOD.

THAT WAS IT FROM THE

BEGINNING.

AND YOU CAN HAVE THAT IN

YOUR LIFE.

IT MAY SEEM IMPOSSIBLE

TODAY.

THERE MAY BE STRUGGLES THAT

CONFRONT YOU.

IT'S NEVER TOO LATE.

IT'S NEVER TOO BAD.

IT'S NEVER OVER.

TRUST GOD IN THE PLACE THAT

YOU'RE AT.

BUT BE THEç FIRST ONE"uz

CHANGE.

LET GOD CHANGE YOU FIRST AND

THEN HE'LL LOSE YOU IN A

RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR

HUSBAND, WITH YOUR WIFE,

WITH YOUR KIDS, WHATEVER

YOUR SCENARIO MIGHT BE.

DON'T DO IT ON YOUR OWN.

HUMBLE YOURSELF BEFORE THE

LIVING GOD.

YOU CAN PRAY RIGHT NOW AND

DO THAT.

YOU SEE, FIRST YOU'VE GOT TO

TAKE CARE OF YOU BEFORE YOU

TAKE CARE OF YOUR MARRIAGE.

RIGHT NOW JUST PRAY WITH ME

AND SAY, JESUS,ç YOU"d PAY

IT ALL FOR ME.

I DON'T HAVE TO WALK THROUGH

THIS ON MY OWN. YOU'VE

ALREADY PAID THE PRICE.

MY JOB IS TO CONNECT WITH

YOU, TO LET YOU COME INTO

ME, TO BE HUNGRY FOR MORE OF

YOU, TO WALK WITH YOU DAY BY

DAY, TO SURRENDER EVERYTHING

I AM AND ALL THAT I HAVE.

SO TODAY THAT'S WHAT I'M

DOING.

COMINGçç TO YOU, JESUS, SAYING

YES.

I WANT IT ALL.

I WANT EVERYTHING THAT YOU

HAVE TO GIVE ME.

IN RETURN, I'M GIVING YOU

ALL.

AND THEN I'M ASKING YOU,

GOD, TO HEAL MY MARRIAGE.

USE ME IN THE MIDST OF

THIS.

CHANGE ME.

TEACH ME.

HEAL MY HOME.

HEAL MY KIDS.

GOD, SHOW US HOW TO LIVE FOR

YOU.

IN JESUS' NAME.

NOW T$Tç PRAYER IS THE

BEGINNING, SO WHAT DO YOU DO

NOW?

WHAT DO YOU DO NOW?

I'VE GOT A WONDERFUL LITTLE

PACKET WE WANT TO SEND TO

YOU, IT'S FREE.

IT'S CALLED "A NEW DAY."

AND IN THIS PACKAGE IS HOW

DO YOU WALK OUT A PERSONAL

RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS

CHRIST.

WE WANT TO SEND THIS TO

YOU.

IF YOU'RE STRUGGLING IN YOUR

MARRIAGE, WE'VE GOT A GREAT

LITTLEç PAMPHLETç CALLED "LOVE

AND MARRIAGE."

EVEN THE PHONE CALL IS

FREE.

IT'S 1-800-759-0700.

START WITH GOD TODAY AND

FIND THE AMAZING ADVENTURE

AND JOURNEY HE'LL TAKE YOU

ON.

YOU WON'T REGRET A SECOND OF

IT.

CALL NOW.

GORDON?

Gordon: STILL AHEAD, A

TOP COP WHO WASN'T ONE AT

ALL.

WE BEGAN TO SEE GUYS AND

WE'D PULL THD] OVER ANDç WE

WOULD HANDCUFF THEM AND TAKE

THEIR DRUGS AND THEIR

MONEY.

Gordon: WATCH WHAT

HAPPENS WHEN THE REAL POLICE

SHOW UP, LATER ON OUR SHOW.

çççççççç

WELCOME BACK TO "THE 700

CLUB."

PRESIDENT OBAMA IS MOVING TO

GIVE GAY AND LESBIAN COUPLES

THE RIGHT TO TAKE TIME OFF

THE JOB TO TAKE CARE OF

THEIR SPOUSE, EVEN IF THEY

DON'T LIVE IN A STATE THAT

RECOGNIZES GAY MARRIAGE.ñ

THE PRESIDENT IS DIRECTING

THE LABOR DEPARTMENT TO

DRAFT RULES SO SAME-SEXñ

COUPLES CAN

UNDER THE FAMILY AND MEDICAL

LEAVE ACT.ññ

"OPERATION BLESSING" ISññ

CHANGING THE WAY PEOPLE IN

DEVELOPING NATIONS CARRY

WATER.

WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN MANY

PLACES CARRY HOUSEHOLD WATER

AN AVERAGE OF 3.5 MILES A

DAY.

OFTEN IT IS CARRIED BALANCED

ON THEIR HEADS OR IN THEIR

ARMS.

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS

DISTRIBUTING PACKED H2O

WATER BACKPACKS.

THE BACKPACKSç MAKEç TRIPS

LESS STRENUOUS BY

DISTRIBUTING THE WEIGHT OF

THE WATER ON THEIR SHOULDERS

AND BACKS.

YOU CAN ALWAYS FIND OUT

ABOUT "OPERATION BLESSING"

BY GOING TO OB.ORG.

GORDON AND TERRY WILL BE

BACK WITH MORE OF "THE 700

CLUB" RIGHT AFTER THIS.

çççççççç

çç

Terry: AS A YOUNG,

SINGLE MOM TRYING TO FINISHçç

SCHOOL, TISSY OFTEN HAD A

HARD TIME PUTTING FOOD ON

THE TABLE, UNTIL SHE GOT

HELP FROM A FOOD PANTRY

SUPPORTED BY CBN'S

"OPERATION BLESSING."

Reporter: WHEN TISSY

WAS 19 YEARS OLD, SHE GOT

PREGNANT AND BECAME A MOM.

WITH NO ONE TO HELP HER, SHE

FELL INTO A DEEP

DEPRESSION.

I THINK I JUST LOST IT.

I WASN'T SURE WHERE TOç GO.

Iç WAS VERY ISOLATED.

I FELT VERY ALONE.

Reporter: THAT ALL

CHANGED WHEN HER UNCLE

TALKED TO HER ABOUT GOD.

SHE PRAYED AND GAVE HER LIFE

TO CHRIST.

JESUS REALLY STARTED

TALKING TO ME.

I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW GOD WAS

REAL, AND ALL OF A SUDDEN I

OPENED THIS BIBLE, AND THE

QUESTIONS I'VE HAD FOR MY

WHOLE LIFE WERE BEING

ANSWERED.

Reporter: SHE MOVED TO

BATON ROUGE,ç LOUISIANA, EQ

SHE HAD A DIFFICULT TIME

WORKING, PAYING THE BILLS,

BUYING FOOD, AND GOING TO

SCHOOL.

IT'S A STRUGGLE WITH ONE

INCOME.

AND TO PROVIDE FOR A LITTLE

GIRL THAT SOMETIMES YOU

CAN'T EVEN AFFORD A LOAF OF

BREAD.

Reporter: SHE FOUND

HELP THROUGH THE CHURCH.

"OPERATION BLESSING"

PARTNERS WITH "HEALING

PLACE."

PASTOR TERRY FRANK'S LEADS

THE OUTREACH CENTER.

IT IS ALL ABOUT REACHING

THE ONE FOR GOD.

IF ONE MATTERS TOç GOD, THATç

ONE MATTERS TO US.

Reporter: WE BELIEVE

THAT "OPERATION BLESSING"

AND OUR PARTNERSHIPS CAN GO

SO FAR.

IT OPENS THAT DOOR TO WHERE

YOU CAN SHARE THE GOSPEL

WITH THEM.

WHEN YOU'RE CABINETS GET

BARE, SOMETIMES YOU DON'T

KNOW WHERE YOUR NEXT MEAL IS

GOING TO COME FROM, AND THEN

YOU WALK IN AND HERE IS THIS

BIG BACK OF GROCERIES.

IT IS THE BIGGEST RELIEF YOU

CAN IMAGINE.

Reporter: SHE GRADUATED

FROM THE MINISTRY PROGRM'ç

TODAY SHE WORKS FULL-TIME

FOR A NON-PROFIT THAT

MINISTERS TO SINGLE MOMS.

I HAVE SO MUCH JOY AND I

CAN'T WAIT TO WAKE UP AND

SEE HOW GOD IS GOING TO USE

ME AND CHANGE PEOPLE'S

LIVES.

Reporter: WITH THE HELP

OF "OPERATION BLESSING,"

TISSY AND HER DAUGHTER KEPT

FROM GOING HUNGRY, AND ARE

NOW ABLE TO GIVE BACK BY

HELPING OTHERS.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR

PUTTING FOOD ON MY TABLE,

FORç FEEDMt MY DAUGHTER WHEN

I COULDN'T.

IT IS A RELIEF TO ME AS A

SINGLE MOM, JUST TO BE ABLE

TO GET THROUGH THAT MONTH

UNTIL MY NEXT PAYCHECK.

Terry: IF YOU'RE A CBN

PARTNER, YOU HAD EVERYTHING

TO DO WITH THAT.

THAT'S JUST ONE OF THE

OUTREACHES THAT WE SUPPORT,

NOT JUST HEAR AT HOME, BUT

AROUND THE WORLD.

SO WE WANT TO SAY THANK

YOU.

IF YOU'RE NOTç A CBNARTNER,

THIS IS A GREAT DAY TO BE

ABLE TO JOIN WITH THOUSANDS

OF US WHO ARE OUT TO TOUCH

THE LIVES OF PEOPLE WHO FIND

THEMSELVES SOMETIMES IN

DESPERATE SITUATIONS.

WE REALLY CAN MAKE A

DIFFERENCE, ESPECIALLY WHEN

WE PARTNER TOGETHER.

SO WILL YOU JOIN "THE 700

CLUB" TODAY?

65 CENTS A DAY, $20 A MONTH,

AND YOU'LL BE ABLE TO REACH

OUT AND TOUCH PEOPLE LIKE

TISSY, AND GIVE THEMç Aç

HAND-UP.

NOT A HANDOUT, BUT A

HAND-UP.

SO CALL NOW, OUR NUMBER IS

TOLL-FREE.

1-800-759-0700.

BY THE WAY, WHEN YOU CALL,

WILL YOU USE SOMETHING WE

CALL PLEDGE EXPRESS.

IT'S ELECTRONIC MONTHLY

GIVING.

IT MEANS YOUR BANK DOES ALL

OF THE WORK.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO HAVE

ENVELOPES ON HAND OR

REMEMBER TO SEND ANYTHING.

THE BANK DOES IT ALL FOR

YOU.

CAN STOP ANY TIME YOU WOULD

LIKE.

BUT IT SAVESççS SOME

ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS SO WE

CAN PUT MORE OF YOUR GIFTS

DIRECTLY INTO THE LIVES OF

PEOPLE LIKE TISSY.

OUR WAY OF SAYING THANK YOU

IS TO SEND YOU "POWER FOR

LIFE" C.D.s.

WE WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU

HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO ENJOY

THESE AS WELL.

SO WE'LL SEND ONE TO YOU

EACH MONTH.

CALL NOW, THERE IS THE

NUMBER, 1-800-759-0700.

SAY I WANT TO JOIN "THE 700 R&Cú

CLUB" AND Iç WANT TO DO IT

USING PLEDGE EXPRESS.

THANK YOU.

GORDON?

Gordon: COMING UP, HE

PLAYED THE ROLE OF BOTH COP

AND ROBBER ALL AT THE SAME

TIME.

EVERYTHING THAT YOU SEE

ON "COPS," THAT'S KIND OF

HOW WE PORTRAYED IT TO BE.

WE WOULD TAKE THEIR MONEY

AND LEAVE THEM OUT ON THE

SIDE OF THE ROAD.

Gordon: WATCH WHAT

HAPPENS WHEN THIS FAKE COP

GETS THROWNç INTO @ç VERY REAL

PRISON.

UP NEXT.

çççç

çç

Gordon: WELL, GOOD COP

OR BAD COP, STEVE WASN'T

EITHER ONE.

THAT DIDN'T STOP HIM FROM

WEARING A BADGE AND FLASHING

HIS LIGHTS.

STEVE HAD NO INTEREST IN UP

HOLDING THE LAW.

HE JUST WANTED TO BREAK IT.ç

WE CAME UP WITH THE IDEA

TO GET A BADGE, RED LIGHTS.

WE WENT AND BOUGHT A CROWN

CAR.

WE WENT AND GOT HANDCUFFS.

Reporter: WHEN STEVE

WASN'T RUNNING FROM POLICE,

HE WAS IMPERSONATING THEM.

WE WOULD PULL GUYS OVER,

HANDCUFF THEM, AND TAKE

THEIR DRUGS AND THEIR

MONEY.

I DIDN'T HAVE NO REGARD FOR

THE LAW.ç

I JUSTç DIDN'T HAVE ANY TYPE

OF MORALS AT THE TIME.

Reporter: STEVE'S

PARENTS DIVORCED WHEN HE WAS

A SMALL BOY.

AFTER THAT HE LIVED WITH HIS

MOTHER, WHO WAS A CHRISTIAN,

BUT HER INFLUENCE WAS NOT

ENOUGH TO MAKE HIM CHANGE

HIS WAYS.

WHAT I KNEW OF GOD AND

WHAT I KNEW OF JESUS WAS

BECAUSE OF MY MOM.

MY SISTERS AND THEM WOULD

SIT DOWN AND WATCH "THE 700

CLUB" ALL OF THE TIME.

PAT ROBERTSON.

SOç WEç KNEW ABOUT GOD AND WE

KNEW ABOUT CHRIST.

I DIDN'T HAVE A REFER

REFERENCE FOR HIM.

Reporter: STEVE BEGAN

DRINKING AND SMOKING POT AT

A VERY YOUNG AGE.

IT ESCALATED.

I BEGAN TO DRINK.

I DIDN'T CARE ABOUT

ANYBODY.

I DIDN'T

CARE ABOUT MYSELF.

I USEDç ANYBODY THAT I COULD

TO WHERE I COULD GET HIGH.

IT WAS ALL ABOUT ME.

Reporter: STEVE

SOMETIMES STAYED WITH HIS

FATHER, WHO WAS A

CORRECTIONS OFFICERS IN

KENTUCKY.

WHILE THERE, STEVE WOULD

OFTEN VISIT THE JAILS AND

PRISONS WITH HIS DAD, BUT

SEEING THE MEN BEHIND THE

BARS DID LITTLE TO DETER

HIM.

WE COULD SEE THE

PRISONERS, HOW THEY LIVED,

AND WE COULD SEE THE CELLS

AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

AND IT NEVER CROSSED MY MINDShP &Cú

THAT Iç WOULD EVER END UP

THERE.

Reporter: STEVE QUIT

SCHOOL IN NINTH GRADE.

THE ONLY JOB HE COULD GET

WAS WASHING DISHES.

BUT HE ONLY FOUND WAYS TO

MAKE ENOUGH MONEY TO BUY

DRUGS.

I WORKED AT A RESTAURANT,

AND SOME OF THE GUYS WERE

DOING COKE AND CRACK.

THAT'S WHEN MY DRUG USE

REALLY GOT BAD.

Reporter: HE MET LISA

AND THEY HAD TWO CHILDREN.C:

HE SOLDç DRUGS TO SUPPORT

THEM AND ALSO TO SUPPORT HIS

OWN HABIT.

I WOULD LOSE WEEKS.

I WOULD WAKE UP AND THINK IT

HAS BEEN TWO OR THREE DAYS,

AND THEY'D BE, LIKE, NO,

YOU'VE BEEN GONE FOR A WEEK

AND A HALF.

I COULDN'T HOLD A JOB

ANYMORE.

Reporter: THEY

EVENTUALLY SPLIT UP, AND HE

CONTINUED HIS CRIMINAL

LIFESTYLE.

HE BEGAN IMPERSONATINGçç A

POLICEMAN TO BRING DOWN DRUG

DEALERS.

WE WOULD STOP PEOPLE ON

THE SIDE OF THE ROAD AND

TAKE THEIR MONEY.

Reporter: STEVE MET

PAULA, WHO WAS RAISED IN

CHURCH.

SHE KNEW STEVE WAS DEALING

DRUGS, BUT SHE SAW SOMETHING

IN HIM THAT OTHERS DIDN'T.

I REMEMBER WHEN WE SPENT

SOME TIME TOGETHER, I WAS

GOING TO DROP HIM OFF AT

HOME, AND WEç ENDED UPç

TALKING TWO OR THREE HOURS

THAT NIGHT.

I REMEMBER LOOKING AT HIM

AND SAYING, YOU MUST HAVE

SISTERS.

AND HE SAID, YES, I HAVE

THREE SISTERS.

AND I SAID I CAN TELL

BECAUSE THE WAY YOU TALK TO

ME, YOU'RE VERY RESPECTFUL

ON HOW YOU SPEAK AND HOW YOU

ACT.

Reporter: STEVE AND

PAULA STARTED DATING.

STEVE TRIED TO QUIT USING

DRUGS, BUT HIS PAST CAUGHT

UP TO HIM.

HE WASçç AWAITING SENTENCING.

WHILE AWAITING HIS

SENTENCING, HE PROPOSED TO

PAULA.

TO HIS SURPRISE, SHE SAID

YES.

WHEN I KNEW HE WAS GOING

AWAY, THIS IS WHAT HE WAS

FACING, I WANTED HIM TO KNOW

THAT SOMEONE WAS GOING TO BE

THERE FOR HIM.

MY PARENTS ARE MARRIED FOR

MANY YEARS, AND I TAKE IT

VERY SERIOUSLY.

I KNEW AT THAT POINT IF I

COMMITTED TO HIM, I WAS

GOING TO BE COMMITTED TO

HIM.ç

Reporter: STEVMç WAS

GIVEN A 15-YEAR SENTENCE.

WHILE IN PRISON, HE BEGAN

ATTENDING DAILY CHAPEL

SERVICES TO GET OUT OF HIS

CELL.

HEARING GOD'S WORD STARTED

HAVING AN EFFECT ON STEVE.

AS DID A COUPLE OF OTHER

WOMEN WHO VISITED THE PRISON

EVERY WEEK.

THESE TWO LADIES USED TO

COME, AND I REALLY SEEN

CHRIST IN THEM.

I SEEN THEIR GLOW.

I SEENç JUSTç THAT SHINE, THAT

GLOW THAT YOU SEE OTHER

CHRISTIANS HAVE.

I WANTED TO BE MORE LIKE

THAT.

IF THAT'S WHAT A CHRISTIAN

WAS SUPPOSED TO BE, I WANTED

TO BE MORE LIKE THEM.

Reporter: SLOWLY

STEVE'S HEART BEGAN TO

SOFTEN.

SHOW ME SOMETHING

DIFFERENT.

I BEGAN TO THINK ON THOSE

THINGS AND PONDER AND GET

INTO THE BIBLE, AND GO TO

THE SCRIPTURES THEY GAVE

US.

Iç THINK THESEç TWO WOMEN WERE

PLACED IN MY LIFE AT THAT

TIME BY GOD.

Reporter: ONE NIGHT HE

WAS READING HIS BIBLE IN HIS

CELL.

GOD OPENED MY EYES AND HE

SHOWED ME MY SIN AGAINST

HIM.

HE SHOWED ME WHO HE WAS AND

HOW MUCH I NEEDED HIM.

AND THAT BROKE ME.

I FELL ON MY KNEES AND I

ASKED HIM TO COME INTO MY

LIFEç AND CHANGEç ME.

Reporter: FOR OVER A

DECADE, STEVE SHARED HIS NEW

FAITH IN PRISON AS PAULA

FAITHFULLY VISITED HIM.

HE WAS RELEASED AFTER

SERVING 11 YEARS IS NOW A

FREE MAN.

THEY ARE EXPECTING THEIR

FIRST

CHILD,

AND STEVE

CONTINUES TO SHARE THE LOVE

OF CHRIST TO INMATES.

THROUGH CHRIST AND

THROUGH HIS LOVE AND HIS

GUIDANCE, YOU HAVE HOPE FOR

A FUTURE.

HE ISç EVERYTHING TOç ME.

THERE IS NOT A DAY THAT I

CAN GO WITHOUT HIM.

I MEAN, HE IS MY REDEEMER.

HE SAVED ME FROM A LIFE OF

SIN.

HE SAVED ME FROM HELL.

HE SAVED ME FROM MYSELF.

HE IS MY HERO.

Gordon: AND HE CAN SAVE

YOU FROM YOURSELF, TOO.

MAYBE YOU'RE LIKE STEVE.

MAYBE YOU'VE CHOSEN Açç LIFE,

AND YOU'RE SAYING HOW DO I

GET OUT OF THIS.

MAYBE LIKE STEVE IT STARTED

WHEN YOU WERE YOUNG.

FOR HIM IT WAS HIGH SCHOOL.

AND WHEN WAS IT FOR YOU.

AND YOU DIDN'T UNDERSTAND

UNDERSTAND -- AT THE TIME

YOU STARTED, YOU DIDN'T

UNDERSTAND THAT THIS WOULD

BECOME YOUR LIFE.

SO OFTEN WE THINK THAT WE

CAN GET AWAY WITH THINGS.

BUT THE BIBLE IS TRUE.

THE WAGESçç OF SIN ARE DEATH.

AND IF YOU'RE INVOLVED IN

ANY WAY WITH DRUGS, FIRST

YOU START TAKING THEM, AND

THEN THEY TAKE YOU.

AND THEY TAKE YOU DOWN A

ROAD THAT YOU NEVER THOUGHT

YOU'D GO.

AND YOU LOSE EVERYTHING.

YOU LOSE YOUR FAMILY.

YOU LOSE YOUR FRIENDS.

AND AT THE END YOU LOSE

YOURSELF.

HERE IS A QUESTIONç FORR+á

AND IT'S A QUESTION THAT

JESUS POSED LONG AGO: WHAT

SHALL IT PROFIT A MAN IF HE

GAIN THE WHOLE WORLD AND

LOSE HIS OWN SOUL?

REALIZE WHAT GOD HAS SET IN

PLACE, THE RULES HE ASKS US

TO LIVE BY, THEY'RE NOT

THERE TO KEEP US FROM

THINGS.

THEY'RE THERE TO KEEPç USç

FROM SOME VERY BAD THINGS.

THINGS THAT LEAD TO DEATH,

THINGS THAT LEAD TO

DESTRUCTION.

AND THE WORLD WANTS YOU TO

THINK THAT SOMEHOW OR

ANOTHER THESE THINGS ARE

GLAMOROUS, THAT THIS IS THE

GOOD LIFE, THIS IS THE HIGH

LIFE, ALL THAT KIND OF

THING.

BUT IT REALLY JUST LEADS TO

DESTRUCTION.

THERE IS NOTHING THERE.

THERE IS NOTHING THERE.

THERE IS NO HOPE.

THERE IS NOçç FUTURE.

NOW, THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT

JESUS CAME SO THAT YOU COULD

GET FREE FROM ALL OF THAT.

JESUS CAME SO THAT YOU COULD

HAVE LIFE AND HAVE IT MORE

ABUNDANTLY.

HE CAME THAT YOU MIGHT HAVE

A HOPE AND A FUTURE IN HIM.

AND HE IS ABLE TO GIVE YOU

BACK YOUR SOUL.ç

HE ISç ABLE TO GIVE YOU BACK

YOUR LIFE.

IF YOU JUST LET HIM.

NOW, WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO

GET THAT?

THE BIBLE SAYS THAT HE

STANDS AT THE DOOR AND

KNOCKS.

AND IN ANYONE HEARS HIS

VOICE AND OPENS THE DOOR,

HE'LL COME IN.

SO THAT MEANS RIGHT NOW,

HE'S THERE WITH YOU.

AND ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS

OPEN THE DOOR.çç

AND SAY, JESUS, COME IN.

I GIVE YOU MY LIFE.

I WANT TO LIVE FOR YOU.

I WANT YOU TO TAKE AWAY ALL

THESE THINGS, AND I WANT TO

FOLLOW YOU ALL OF THE DAYS

OF MY LIFE.

IF YOU PRAY THAT AND OPEN

THAT DOOR, HE'LL COME IN.

SO IF THIS I&oç FOR YOU, IF

THIS IS WHAT YOU WANT, ALL

YOU HAVE TO DO IS ASK.

NOW, SOME OF YOU SAY I DON'T

KNOW IF THIS IS REAL.

HOW DO I KNOW?

HOW WILL I KNOW HE'S

ANSWERED?

WELL, YOU CAN PUT HIM TO THE

TEST.

AND IT'S A WONDERFUL

PRAYER.

JESUS, IF ALL OF THIS IS

REAL, IF YOU REALLY CAN

CHANGE ME, WILL YOU SHOW

ME?ç

WILL YOU SHKUP FOR ME.

AND IF YOU PRAY THAT WITH

ALL OF YOUR HEART -- DON'T

DO IT IN A CASUAL WAY.

DON'T DO IT IN A JOKING

WAY.

BUT IF YOU DO IT WITH ALL OF

YOUR HEART, HE'LL ANSWER AND

HE'LL COME AND SHOW UP FOR

YOU.

AND THAT'S WHAT HE

PROMISES.

HE PROMISES HE WILL MANIFEST

HIMSELF FOR YOU.çç

SO LET'S PRAY.

AND LET'S BELIEVE GOD RIGHT

NOW.

JESUS -- THAT'S RIGHT, SAY

HIS NAME AND SAY IT OUT

LOUD.

JESUS, I COME TO YOU AND I

OPEN THE DOOR OF MY HEART

AND I ASK THAT YOU WOULD

COMEçç IN.

JESUS, I ASK THAT YOU

FORGIVE ME OF ALL THE THINGS

THAT I'VE DONE WRONG.

I ASK THAT YOU WOULD RESTORE

ME AND MAKE ME NEW AGAIN.

AND, JESUS, IF YOU DO THIS

FOR ME, I WANT TO FOLLOW YOU

ALL THE DAYS OF MY LIFE.

I WANT YOU TO BE LORD OFç MYç

LIFE.

SO HEAR MY PRAYER.

COME INTO MY HEART.

MAKE ME NEW AGAIN.

FOR I ASK IT IN JESUS'

NAME.

FATHER, FOR THOSE WHO JUST

PRAYED, I ASK FOR A BAPTISM

IN YOUR LOVE.

I ASK THAT YOU BREAK THE

CHAINS AROUND THEM AND SET

THEM FREE.

THATç EVENç THE DESIRE TO DO

ANYTHING WRONG WOULD BE

LEFT -- WOULD LEAVE THEM

NOW.

THAT THEY WOULD BE RESTORED

AND MADE NEW.

DO IT, LORD.

FILL THEM WITH YOUR HOLY

SPIRIT.

FOR WE ASK IT IN JESUS'

NAME.

AMEN.

AND AMEN.

THE BIBLE SAYS THAT IF YOU

WILL BELIEVE IN YOUR HEART

AND THEN CONFESSç WITH9uá

MOUTH, YOU SHALL BE SAVED.

AND I WANT YOU TO TAKE ONE

MORE STEP AND MAKE A PHONE

CALL.

THE NUMBER IS ON THE

SCREEN.

1-800-759-0700.

JUST SAY, I PRAYED WITH THAT

GUY ON TV AND I ASKED JESUS

TO COME INTO MY HEART.

WHEN YOU CALL, I'VE GOT

SOMETHING FOR YOU.

AND IT'S FREE, TOO.

IT'S A C.D. TEACHING.

WHAT DO YOU DO NOW?

HOW DO YOU LIVE THE

CHRISTIANç LIFE?!Q%Uz THE PRINCIPLES OF

THE CHRISTIAN FAITH?

ALL OF IT IS FREE.

DECLARE IT TODAY.

DECLARE, I PRAYED, I ASKED

JESUS INTO MY HEART, AND I

WANT TO MAKE HIM LORD OF MY

LIFE.

COMING UP, WE'LL BE

ANSWERING QUESTIONS FROM OUR

VIEWERS, SO DON'T GO AWAY.

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Terry: IT IS TIME TO

"BRING IT ON."

THIS FIRST E-MAIL IS FROM

DEBBIE, WHO SAYS, "MY

QUESTION IS ABOUT SPEAKING

IN TONGUES THAT CAN NOT BE

INTERPRETED.

IS THIS EVIL ORç Eo

I WAS

WATCHING A BIBLE

TEACHER, AND HE SAID IF THE

SPEAKING COULD NOT BE

INTERPRETED, THEN IT WAS

FROM AN EVIL SOURCE.

PLEASE CLEAR THIS UP FOR

ME."

Gordon: DEBBIE, IT IS

NOT FROM AN EVIL SOURCE.

THE BIBLE IS VERY CLEAR WHAT

HAPPENS WHEN THE TONGUE IS

NOT INTERPRETED.

IT MEANS THE UNBELIEVERS IN

YOUR MIDST ARE GOING TO

THINK YOU'RE CRAZY.

SO THAT'S THE RESULT OF IT.ç

INSTEAD SAVQ4IT IS FROM AN

EVIL SOURCE, PRAY, LORD,

GIVE ME THE INTERPRETATION.

AND HE'LL DO THAT.

HE'LL ANSWER THAT PRAYER.

HE WANTS TO GIVE THE GIFT OF

INTERPRETATION, JUST LIKE HE

WANTS TO GIVE THE GIFT OF

TONGUES.

Terry: THIS IS RACHEL

WHO SAYS, "SCRIPTURES

MENTION WOMEN WHO ARE BARREN

AND THE CURSE THAT

ACCOMPANIES THAT.

WITH MODERN TECHNOLOGY, ITçç

CAN BE DETERMINED IF IT IS

ON THE PART OF THE MALE OR

THE FEMALE.

IS THIS A CULTURAL THAT IT

ONLY PERTAINED TO WOMEN?"

Gordon: RACHEL, YOU

NEED TO READ THE

SCRIPTURES.

THERE WERE PLENTY OF

SCRIPTURES ABOUT MEN WHO

COULD NOT HAVE CHILDREN.

THEY ARE NOT ALLOWED TO EVEN

BE CALLED A PART OF THE

NATION OF ISRAEL.

THEY ARE FORBID FROM EVER

MARRYING&

SO IFç YOU THINK THERE IS A

PROBLEM FOR BARREN WOMEN --

BARREN WOMEN COULD MARRY.

BUT A MAN WHO COULD NOT

CONCEIVE A CHILD, HE WASN'T

EVEN ALLOWED TO MARRY A

WOMAN.

SO IT'S NOT A DOUBLE

STANDARD.

IT'S THE SAME STANDARD FOR

BOTH.

IT'S ACTUALLY WORSE FOR THE

MEN.

YOU MAYEç CAUGHT UP THAT

THE BARREN WOMEN ARE PERHAPS

A LITTLE MORE FAMOUS.

SARAH, HANNAH, AND IN THOSE

INSTANCES, QUITE CLEARLY

THEIR HUSBAND COULD HAVE

CHILDREN BECAUSE THEY HAD

CHILDREN WITH OTHER WOMEN.

SO THAT MAY BE WHAT YOUR

CAUGHT UP WITH.

BUT -- GOD IS NOT HAVING A

DOUBLE STANDARD HERE.

IN FACT, IT WAS ACTUALLY

WORSE FOR THE MEN.çç

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM LUKE 18: "THE

THINGS WHICH ARE IMPOSSIBLE

WITH MEN ARE POSSIBLE WITH

GOD."

LET ME LEAVE YOU WITH THIS

THOUGHT, START THINKING, HOW

BIG IS POSSIBLE?

HOW BIG IS GOD?

AND WHAT DOES HE WANT YOU TO

DO TODAY?

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