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The 700 Club - July 4, 2014

Celebrate the nation’s birthday with The 700 Club. Jessica Lynch shares about keeping the faith as a POW. Also, author and military spouse Sara Jane Arnett discusses how to thrive as a military family. Read Transcript


Gordon: HAPPY

INDEPENDENCE DAY FROM "THE

700 CLUB."

GET THE REAL STORY BEHIND

OUR NATIONAL ANTHEM.

THE BRITISH WILL FIRE

1800 OF THEM OVER THE COURSE

OF 25 HOURS.

Gordon: PLUS, THE

RESCUE OF JESSICA LYNCH AND

OF A FAMILY STRANDED IN THE

OCEAN.

I WAS, LIKE, WE'RE GOING

TO SPEND THE NIGHT OUT

HERE.

Gordon: ON TODAY'S "700

CLUB."

*

Gordon: HELLO, AND

WELCOME TO "THE 700 CLUB."

AND THANKS FOR SPENDING PART

OF YOUR FOURTH OF JULY WITH

US.

TODAY WE'LL SHOW YOU THE

TRUE ORIGINS OF THE

"STAR-SPANGLED BANNER", AND

WE'LL MEET TWO WAR HEROS,

ONE WHO SERVED IN IRAQ, AND

THE OTHER WHO SERVES AT

HOME.

Terry: PLUS, A TALE OF

SURVIVAL AT SEA.

WE'RE GOING TO HEAR FROM A

FAMILY WHO WAS STRANDED IN

THE OCEAN, SURROUNDED BY

SHARKS, AND LIVED TO TELL

THE TALE.

BUT, FIRST, WE'RE GOING TO

THE CBN NEWS DESK FOR

TODAY'S TOP HEADLINES.

TERRY, HURRICANE ARTHUR

IS A HOLIDAY HEADACHE FOR

MANY THIS FOURTH OF JULY.

THERE ARE POWER OUTAGES IN

PARTS OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH

CAROLINA.

THE STORM IS EXPECTED TO

WEAKEN AS IT MOVES UP THE

EAST COAST.

HURRICANE ARTHUR CAME ASHORE

AT ABOUT MIDNIGHT.

THE CATEGORY TWO STORM

POUNDED NORTH CAROLINA'S

COAST WITH WHIPPING WINDS OF

MORE THAN 100 MILES PER

HOUR.

THE STORM PACKED QUITE A

PUNCH, BRINGING POWER

OUTAGES, FLOODING, AND

REPORTS OF TORNADOES.

JOSE TREJOS SAW THE ROOF

RIPPED OFF HIS HOME.

WHEN I GOT MY KIDS INTO

THE LIVING ROOM, AND I TOOK

THEM TO THE BATHROOM, AND AS

WE WERE HEADED TO THE

BATHROOM, THE CEILING WAS

JUST COLLAPSING BEHIND US.

Reporter: THE MORE THAN

400-MILE STORM TOOK AIM ON

THE OUTER BANKS.

EMERGENCY TEAMS ISSUED

MANDATORY EVACUATIONS ON

HATTERAS ISLAND.

BUT EVEN ON NORTH CAROLINA

CAROLINA'S OUTER BANKS, MANY

VACATIONERS OPTED TO PACK UP

AND HEAD OUT.

WE ARE PACKING UP TO HEAD

FOR SAFER GROUNDS AND HOPE

THEY CALL US BACK.

Reporter: AND THAT IS

DELIVERING A SEVERE BLOW TO

TERRORISM.

BEFORE THE STORM HIT, THEY

EXPECTED 250,000 PEOPLE TO

TRAVEL TO THE AREA FOR THE

HOLIDAY WEEKEND.

I THINK IT MESSES UP THE

HOLIDAY FOR EVERYONE.

IT'S A BAD SITUATION.

Reporter: ARTHUR IS

WEAKENING AS IT TRAVELS

NORTH, BUT IT IS STILL

BRINGING HEAVY RAIN ALONG

THE EAST COAST.

Reporter: IN OTHER

NEWS, ANN GRAHAM LOTTS, THE

DAUGHTER OF BILLY GRAHAM IS

ASKING PEOPLE TO ANSWER A

CALL TO PRAYER.

SHE SAYS THE LORD HAS

IMPRESSED ON HER WE'RE

LIVING AT THE END OF HUMAN

HISTORY AS WE KNOW IT.

MARK MARTIN HAS MORE.

Reporter: FIRST OF ALL,

YOU SAY THE LORD GAVE YOU

THIS ASSIGNMENT, AFTER OTHER

AASSIGNMENT.

I BELIEVE IT WAS GOD'S --

I BELIEVE IT IS GOD'S

MESSAGE TO THE NATION, AND

THE MESSAGE IS BASICALLY A

WAKEUP CALL THAT THE DAY OF

THE LORD IS AT HAND, AND

THAT THE DAY OF AN

ACCOUNTING, A DAY OF

RECKONING, A DAY WHEN GOD'S

PATIENCE RUNS OUT.

AND HE GIVES US ALARMS, AND

HE IS SOUNDING THE ALARMS

RIGHT NOW.

AND HE IS WARNING US THAT

JUDGMENT IS COMING.

AND SO THE END OF JOEL 1

TELLS US WHAT TO DO.

IT TELLS US TO CRY OUT TO

THE LORD.

AND I ENDED THE MESSAGE THAT

WAY, AND I READ A PRAYER,

THEY ASKED ME TO READ A

PRAYER I HAD WRITTEN FROM

THE NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER.

WHEN I WALKED OUT OF THE

BUILDING IN WASHINGTON,

D.C., I FELT LIKE I HAD DONE

WHAT GOD HAS ASSIGNED TO

ME.

Reporter: WHY IS PRAYER

SO IMPORTANT NOW, AND WITHIN

THAT, TALK ABOUT THE SECOND

ASSIGNMENT.

THERE WAS A YOUNG WOMAN

WHO HAD BEEN THERE AT THE

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER, AND

SHE SENT ME A LETTER.

AND SHE ENCLOSED IN IT A

NOTE FROM A PASTOR SOMEWHERE

IN SYRIA, AND WHO SAID HE

WAS PRAYING AND GOD GAVE HIM

TWO WORDS, SEVEN, SEVEN, AND

HE DIDN'T KNOW WHAT THEY

MEANT.

THE WOMAN SAID THEY FELT IT

MEANT TO PRAY FOR SEVEN DAYS

IN THE SEVENTH MONTH OF JULY

AND PRAY FOR SEVEN HOURS.

WHEN I READ THAT, MARK, I

CAN'T DESCRIBE IT, BUT IT

JUST RESONATED.

I KNEW IT WAS SOMETHING WE

NEEDED TO DO.

Reporter: YOU CAN SEE

THE ENTIRE INTERVIEW WITH

ANN GRAHAM LOTTS ON THE CALL

FOR PRAYER BY GOING TO

CBNNEWS.COM.

THE WORLD WAR II HERO WHO

TURNED TO CHRIST AND FORGAVE

HIS ENEMIES HAS DIED.

AS A SOLDIER IN WORLD WAR

II, HE SURVIVED 47 DAYS ON A

RAFT IN THE PACIFIC OCEAN

AFTER HIS BOMBER WENT DOWN.

HE WAS PICKED UP BY THE

JAPANESE AND ENDURED MORE

THAN TWO YEARS OF TORTURE IN

A PRISONER OF WAR CAMP.

IN 1949, HE BECAME A

CHRISTIAN AT A BILLY GRAHAM

CRUSADE.

IN 2003, HE SHARED HIS STORY

WITH CBN AND RECALLED WHAT

HAPPENED AS GRAHAM

PREACHED.

I STARTED HAVING A

FLASHBACK TO THE LIFE RAFT

AND IN PRISON CAMP.

ALL OF THOSE THOUSANDS AND

THOUSANDS OF PRAYERS, AND

GOD SAID, I'LL SEEK YOU AND

SERVE YOU.

AND I KEPT THINKING, I CAME

BACK FROM THE WAR ALIVE, AND

I NEVER THOUGHT ABOUT THOSE

PRAYERS.

HE LATER BECAME AN

INSPIRATIONAL SPEAKER,

SPEAKING THE POWER OF

FORGIVENESS.

HIS STORY INSPIRED A BOOK

CALLED "UNBROKEN."

IT IS BEING MADE INTO A

MOVIE, DIRECTED BY ANGELINA

JOLIE, DUE UT I OUT IN

SEPTEMBER.

THOSE ARE THE TOP STORIES ON

CBN NEWS.

NOW LET'S GO TO TERRY TO SEE

WHAT'S AHEAD ON "THE 700

CLUB."

Terry: COMING UP, THE

MORNING OUR FLAG WAS STILL

THERE.

IT IS COVERED IN SMOKE

AND RAIN.

AND THEN, FINALLY AN HOUR

AFTER THE BATTLE, WE HOIST

UP A 30 BY 40 TWO-FOOT FLAG,

THE "STAR-SPANGLED BANNER".

Terry: HEAR THE STORY

BEHIND OUR NATIONAL ANTHEM.

THAT'S NEXTCH

Gordon: FRANCIS SCOTT

KEY MAY HAVE BEEN EIGHT

MILES AWAY FROM FORT

McHENRY, BUT HE WAS STILL

CLOSE ENOUGH TO SEE THE

ROCKETS' RED GLARE, AND THE

BOMBS BURT TIN BURSTING IN

AIR, AND MUCH, MUCH MORE.

WATCH THIS.

Reporter: AMERICA'S

NATIONAL ANTHEM.

THE WORDS ARE DEEPLY

EMBEDDED INTO OUR NATION'S

HISTORY AND REFLECT THE

PATRIOTIC SPIRIT OF THE

AMERICAN PEOPLE.

*

Reporter: AS MOST

PEOPLE NOW, THE

"STAR-SPANGLED BANNER" WAS

WRITTEN BY FRANCIS SCOTT

KEY, A LAWYER AND AMATEUR

POET.

IT STARTED AS A POEM HE

CALLED "THE DEFENSE OF FORT

McHENRY."

IT WAS INSPIRED BY THE

DEFENSE OF THE BATTLE OF

BALTIMORE IN 1814, TWO YEARS

AFTER THE START OF THE WAR

OF 1812.

THE BATTLE OF BALTIMORE

IS A 25-HOUR BOMBARDMENT,

WHEN THE BRITISH FIRE 2500

MORTERS FOR 25 HOURS.

IT WANTED TO ALLOW THE

DEFENDERS OR CALL TO

DEFENDERS TO FLEE THE FORT.

Reporter: FRANCIS SCOTT

WAS SPENT ON A SPECIAL

MISSION BY JAMES MADISON TO

THE BRITISH FLEET.

THEY WERE UNAWARE THAT THE

BOMBARDMENT WAS ABOUT TO

START.

FRANCIS SCOTT KEY WAS

SENT OUT TO MEET THE BRITISH

SHIPS.

BECAUSE HE IS MEETING A

GENTLEMAN NAMED DR. BEAMS.

Reporter: THE BATTLE OF

BALTIMORE HAD JUST BEGUN.

KEY AND OTHERS WERE DIRECTED

TO STAY ON THE BRITISH SHIP

FOR THE DURATION OF THE

BATTLE.

DURING THE RAINY NIGHT, HE

COULD SEE FIGHTING UNITS WHO

DEFENDED FORT McHENRY AND

THE AMERICAN FLAG FLYING

ABOVE.

THESE BOMBS WOULD LEAVE A

BRITISH WARSHIP TWO MILES

AWAY, AND GO UP IN THE AIR

AND 10 FEET FROM FORT

McHENRY, AND THE BRITISH

WOULD FIRE 1800 OF THEM AT

THIS FORT OVER THE COURSE OF

25 HOURS.

Reporter: IT WAS DURING

THOSE HOURS THAT KEY

IMMORTALIZED THE WORDS

"ROCKETS RED BUR BURSTING

IN AIR."

AND SO WE KNOW THE FLAG

THAT FLEW DURING THE BATTLE

WAS A 17-FOOT FLAG.

AND WHAT HAPPENED TO THAT

FLAG, WE DON'T KNOW.

WE DO KNOW WHEN THAT BATTLE

COMES TO AN END, YOU LOOK AT

THE FORT, AND YOU SEE

NOTHING.

THE FORT WAS COVERED IN

SMOKE AND RAIN.

AND THEN, FINALLY, AN HOUR

AFTER THE BATTLE, WE HOIST

UP A 30 BY 42-FOOT FLAG, THE

"STAR-SPANGLED BANNER".

Reporter: THE NEW FLAG

WAS COMMISSIONED BY GEORGE

ARMSTED, WHO TASKED MARY TO

MAKE A FLAG BIG ENOUGH TO BE

SEEN BY THE BRITISH.

THE FLAG IS IMPRESSIVE

BECAUSE IT IS 30 BY 42 FEET,

MAKING IT QUITE IMPRESSIVE.

Reporter: THAT FLAG

INSPIRED KEY'S POEM, THAT

BECAME THE "STAR-SPANGLED

BANNER".

SOON IT WAS PUT TO THE MUSIC

OF AN ENGLISH DRINKING SONG,

AND IT BECAME THE NATIONAL

ANTHEM IN 1931 BY

CONGRESSIONAL POWER.

IT HAS STOOD AS A REFRAIN OF

NATIONAL PRIDE OF

PATRIOTISM, BUT IT IS THE

FOURTH STANZA THAT KEY

REMINDS US TO KEEP OUR TRUST

IN GOD.

FRANCIS SCOTT KEY, A

CHRISTIAN, MAKES A VERY

DRAMATIC STATEMENT WHEN HE

SAYS "IN GOD WE TRUST."

HE IS REFERENCING HOW TO

HIM, THIS WAS A JUST DEFENSE

OF A TOWN.

AND WHENEVER YOU JUSTLY AND

BRAVELY DEFEND YOUR HOME,

THAT IN GOD YOU SHOULD TRUST

THAT HE WILL COME TO MAKE

SURE YOU ARE SAFE AND YOUR

FAMILY IS SAFE.

Gordon: WHO KNEW WE ALL

SING AN ENGLISH DRINKING

SONG.

AND THE "STAR-SPANGLED

BANNER" ISN'T JUST FAMOUS

FOR BEING OUR NATIONAL

ANTHEM.

IT IS FAMOUS FOR BEING

NOTORIOUSLY DIFFICULT TO

SING.

AND YET IT IS EASY FOR

COUNTRY MUSIC STAR JOSH

TURNER.

HERE HE IS, SINGING ON

BEHALF OF THE SMITHSONIAN

MUSEUM OF AMERICAN HISTORY.

TAKE A LOOK.

* O SAY CAN YOU SEE

* BY THE DAWN'S EARLY

LIGHT *

* WHAT SO PROUDLY WE

HAILED *

* AT THE TWILIGHT'S LAST

GLEAMING *

* WHO'S BROUGHT STRIPES AND

BRIGHT STARS *

* THROUGH THE PERILOUS

FIGHT *

*' OR THE RAMPARTS WE

WATCHED WERE SO GALLANTLY

STREAMING *

* AND THE ROCKETS' RED

GLARE *

* THE BOMBS BURSTING IN

AIR *

* GAVE PROOF THROUGH THE

NIGHT *

* THAT OUR FLAG WAS STILL

THERE *

* O SAY DOES THAT

STAR-SPANGLED BANNER YET

WAVE *

*'OR THE LAND OF THE FREE,

AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE *

Gordon: COMING UP...THE

FIRST HERO OF THE IRAQ WAR.

FORMER P.O.W. JESSICA LYNCH

SHARES HER STORY, NEXT.

Gordon: WELL, JESSICA

LIRC LYNCH WAS JUST 19

YEARS OLD WHEN THE IRAQ WAR

STARTED.

IN THE SPAN OF A FEW DAYS,

SHE WENT FROM PRIVATE FIRST

CLASS TO PRISONER OF WAR.

Reporter: MANY WILL

RECALL THE CONTROVERSIAL

STORY OF JESSICA LYNCH, THE

AMERICAN SOLDIER WHO WAS

TAKEN PRISONER DURING THE

INVASION OF IRAQ.

IN 2003 HER CONVOY WAS

AMBUSHED BY IRAQI FORCES.

JESSICA WAS HELD CAPTIVE FOR

NINE DAYS, UNTIL A TEAM OF

U.S. SPECIAL FORCES RESCUED

HER.

NOW, MORE THAN A DECADE

LATER, JESSICA CONTINUES TO

SHARE HER EXPERIENCE AND HOW

FAITH IN GOD HELPED HER

OVERCOME THE BATTLE OF HER

LIFE.

Gordon: WELL, JESSICA

IS HERE WITH US NOW.

SO WELCOME TO "THE 700

CLUB."

THANK YOU.

Gordon: I ADMIRE YOU,

AND, YES, IT'S THE P.O.W.

AND THE DRAMATIC RESCUE AND

ALL OF THAT, BUT, MORE

IMPORTANTLY, YOU STOOD UP TO

SAY HERE IS THE RIGHT

STORY.

AND YOU DIDN'T BUY INTO THE

MYTH THAT WAS BEING CREATED

ABOUT YOU.

YOU SAID, WAIT A MINUTE.

THAT'S NOT WHAT HAPPENED.

WHAT MADE YOU DO THAT?

WELL, BECAUSE I KNEW THAT

THE STORIES WERE

FABRICATED.

I KNEW THAT WHAT THEY WERE

TRYING TO PUT OUT TO THE

PUBLIC WAS NOT ACCURATE, AND

I WANTED TO BE THE PERSON TO

STEP UP AND, LIKE, YOU KNOW

WHAT?

HERE, LET'S SET THE RECORD

STRAIGHT.

I HAVE DONE THAT OVER THE

YEARS.

I'VE COME OUT AND TRIED TO

TELL, THIS IS WHAT REALLY

HAPPENED.

Gordon: HAVE YOU EVER

GOTTEN AN EXPLANATION AS TO

WHY THEY DID THAT?

I NEVER DID.

Gordon: THEY'RE NOT

GOING TO OWN UP TO IT.

IT HAS BEEN 11 YEARS NOW,

SO --

Gordon: LET'S LET

BYGONES BE BYGONES?

YEAH.

Gordon: DOESN'T IT

STILL IMPACT YOU?

IT IS SORT OF THE DEFINING

MOMENT OF YOUR LIFE?

IT DOES BECAUSE PEOPLE

STILL WANT TO BELIEVE THE

FALSE REPORTS.

THAT SOMEHOW I WAS THE ONE

THAT WAS BEHIND THAT,

CREATING THOSE MYTHS.

AND I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW THEY

WERE OCCURRING.

I WASN'T ALLOWED TO WATCH TV

OR LOOK AT NEWSPAPERS.

I WAS KEPT AWAY FROM ALL OF

THAT.

SO THAT I COULD FOCUS ON

JUST RECOVERY AND GETTING

MYSELF PHYSICALLY BETTER.

Gordon: YOU'RE INJURIES

ARE STILL WITH YOU TODAY.

CORRECT.

Gordon: WHAT ARE THE

LINGERING PROBLEMS?

I -- SO FROM WHERE MY

BACK WAS BROKE, I STILL HAVE

A LOT OF NERVE DAMAGE.

SO IN MY LEFT LEG, I STILL

HAVE NO FEELING.

AND I WEAR A BRACE THAT

HELPS ME GET AROUND.

BUT I TAKE --

Gordon: YOU DON'T FEEL

ANYTHING IN THAT FOOT?

I DON'T, NO.

NO.

Gordon: AND THAT'S NOT

GOING TO CHANGE.

NO, NOT AT THIS POINT.

WHEN IT FIRST HAPPENED, WE

TRIED TO FIGURE OUT, YOU

KNOW, JUST SOME KIND OF

LITTLE MECHANICS THAT WOULD

HELP IT, BUT NOTHING HAS

HELPED OR WORKED, SO THIS IS

IT.

Gordon: YOU'RE GETTING

AROUND PRETTY GOOD?

I DO OKAY.

I'VE ACCEPTED IT AS PART OF

LIFE.

AND THAT'S WHAT THE MAIN

FOCUS WAS, YOU KNOW, THIS IS

A HURTLE THAT I JUST HAVE TO

OVERCOME.

SO I GET UP IN THE MORNING

AND PUT MY BRACE ON JUST

LIKE EVERYONE DOES THEIR

PANTS.

Gordon: I LIKE THAT

ATTITUDE.

YOU JOINED THE MILITARY.

I MEAN YOU GOT INVOLVED

BEFORE 9/11.

CORRECT.

Gordon: AND IT WAS

ABOUT HOW CAN I GET TO

COLLEGE AND HOW CAN I BE A

TEACHER?

UH-HUH.

Gordon: AND TODAY

YOU'RE ACTUALLY LIVING THAT

DREAM?

YEAH.

I HAVE MY BACHELOR'S DEGREE

IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION, AND

I WENT ON AND PURSUED MY

MASTER'S DEGREE IN

COMMUNICATION.

Gordon: DID YOU EVER

THINK, WHY DID THIS HAPPEN?

I DID IN THE BEGINNING.

I DID IN THE BEGINNING

BECAUSE IT WAS ONE OF THOSE

THINGS, WHY DID THIS HAPPEN

TO ME.

WHY DIDN'T I GET TO STAY IN

MY FULL SIX YEARS.

THE WHOLE WHAT IF

QUESTIONS.

IT WENT THROUGH MY HEAD A

LOT.

BUT NOW, HONESTLY, I JUST

LOOK BACK AND SAY, YOU KNOW,

GOD HAS A PURPOSE FOR

EVERYTHING.

WHAT IS IT THAT HE IS

WANTING ME TO DO.

Gordon: HOW DID GOD GET

YOU THROUGH IT?

PERSEVERANCE AND HAVING

FAITH AND BELIEVING THAT I'M

GOING TO BE OKAY, AS LONG AS

I PUT A LOT OF DEDICATION

AND HARD WORK IN THIS AND

KEEP THAT "NEVER GIVE UP"

ATTITUDE.

AND I DIDN'T WANT TO QUIT.

I PUSHED MYSELF TO

CONTINUE.

Gordon: HAVE YOU EVER

HAD SURVIVOR'S GUILT?

ALL THE TIME.

Gordon: YOU FRIENDS

THAT YOU LOST?

MY BEST FRIEND WAS WITH

ME IN THE VEHICLE THAT DAY,

AND SHE WAS KILLED.

SO TO FIND OUT AFTER THE

WHOLE AMBUSH THAT SHE WAS IN

THE HOSPITAL LAYING NEXT TO

ME, AND THAT SHE DIED

SHORTLY BEFORE I EVEN

AWOKE -- YEAH, IT WAS

HORRIBLE.

I MEAN, I FELT SO GUILTY

BECAUSE SHE HAD TWO KIDS.

I MEAN, SHE HAD HER LIFE

PLANNED OUT.

AND ME, I WAS, LIKE, I'M

JUST A 19-YEAR-OLD.

I DIDN'T HAVE KIDS.

I DIDN'T HAVE ANY PLANS,

REALLY, FOR THE FUTURE.

I WANTED TO FINISH MY

MILITARY CAREER.

Gordon: YOU HAVE A

DAUGHTER NOW?

I HAVE A DAUGHTER NOW.

Gordon: AND YOU NAMED

HER DAKOTA ANN, AFTER THE

FRIEND YOU LOST?

I DID.

Gordon: WHY?

I JUST FELT I NEEDED THAT

CONNECTION STILL WITH LORI.

LORI ANN WAS KILLED.

AND I JUST WANTED TO STILL

HAVE A PIECE OF HER, BUT I

DIDN'T WANT MY DAUGHTER

NAMED LORI BECAUSE I DIDN'T

WANT TO HAVE TO CALL UPON

LORI EVERY DAY SO THAT IT

WAS A CONSTANT REMINDER OF

WHAT I LOST.

SO DAKOTA ANN WAS THE NAME.

Gordon: YOU PUT IT IN

THE MIDDLE, SO YOU HAVE THE

MEMORY, BUT IT'S NOT EVERY

DAY.

I LOVE THAT.

TELL US ABOUT WHAT YOU'RE

DOING NOW.

YOU'VE GOT A MOVIE OUT,

VIRTUOUS, AND YOU'RE IN

THAT.

RIGHT.

Gordon: HOW DO YOU GO

FROM PRIVATE FIRST CLASS TO

SCHOOL TEACHER TO MOVIE

ACTOR --

WELL, NOT A MOVIE ACTOR.

I WON'T GO THAT FAR.

I CAME IN CONTACT WITH JASON

CAMPBELL, AND HE TALKED TO

ME ABOUT BEING A PART OF

IT.

AND I THOUGHT, IT MIGHT BE A

FUN LITTLE EXPERIENCE TO TRY

OUT.

I'M GLAD THAT I DID.

Gordon: WHERE DID YOU

GO AND DO THE SHOOTING?

IT WAS DOWN IN GEORGIA.

Gordon: OKAY.

NOT TOO FAR.

TELL US ABOUT THE MOVIE.

YEAH.

SO IT IS ABOUT ALL THESE

DIFFERENT WOMEN AND THEY

WERE PUT IN ROLES THAT WE

FACE EVERY DAY AS WOMEN.

SO WHETHER IT IS MENTAL

ABUSE, PHYSICAL ABUSE, JUST

THINGS THAT WE NEED TO

OVERCOME.

SO MY CHARACTER IS ACTUALLY

ONE THAT IS SITTING AT THE

ROUNDTABLE, KIND OF HELPING

LOCATE WHERE THIS MISSING

SOLDIER IS, SO THAT'S WHERE

I COME INTO PLAY.

Gordon: SO IT'S NOT

YOUR STORY?

NO, NO, NO.

Gordon: BECAUSE YOU'VE

GOT A LOT OF EXPERIENCE IN

OVERCOMING?

RIGHTS.

THERE IS A SOLDIER TAKEN

PRISONER OF WAR, BUT IT'S

NOT MY STORY.

YEAH, SO I COME IN, AND

WE'RE THERE TO HELP LOCATE

HER AND BRING HER TO

SAFETY.

Gordon: ALL RIGHT.

WELL, IT'S GREAT HAVING YOU

HERE.

THANK YOU.

Gordon: AND THANKS FOR

COMING, AND THANKS FOR BEING

YOU.

THANK YOU.

Gordon: AND THANKS FOR

PERSEVERING.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME

ON.

Gordon: YOU CAN SEE THE

MOVIE "VIRTUOUS."

AND IF YOU WANT TO FIND OUT

HOW TO WATCH IT, GO TO

CBN.COM.

AND JESSICA, THANKS FOR

BEING WITH US.

THANK YOU.

TERRY, OVER TO YOU.

Terry: STILL AHEAD, SHE

MAY NOT BE A SOLDIER, BUT

SHE IS STILL PLAYING A

VALUABLE ROLE PROTECTING OUR

HOMEFRONT.

HEAR HOW SHE IS FIGHTING A

HIDDEN SIDE OF THE WAR.

THAT'S NEXT.

Gordon: STILL AHEAD...

MAY DAY, MAY DAY, MAY

DAY!

Gordon: 20 MILES FROM

SHORE.

THE NEXT THING I KNOW,

THE ENGINE GOES CLACK,

CLACK, CLACK.

Gordon: A FAMILY IS

LOST AT SEA.

I COULD FEEL THE SHARKS.

I WAS EITHER KICKING THEM OR

THEY WERE HITTING ME.

ONE OF THE TWO.

Gordon: WITH AN ANGEL

BY THEIR SIDE.

THERE IS NO DOUBT, THERE

WAS AN ANGEL SITTING UNDER

THE BOAT.

AND WELCOME BACK TO "THE

700 CLUB."

MISSOURI GOVERNOR JAY NIXON

HAS SIGNED LEGISLATION THAT

PROTECTS THE RELIGIOUS

EXPRESSION OF STUDENTS IN

PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

UNDER THE LAW, STUDENTS

CANNOT FACE DISCRIMINATION

FOR EXPRESSING THEIR

RELIGIOUS VIEWPOINTS IN

HOMEWORK, ARTWORK, AND OTHER

CLASS ASSIGNMENTS.

AND THE MEASURE ALLOWS

STUDENTS TO PRAY AT SCHOOL

AND WEAR CLOTHING AND

JEWELRY THAT DISPLAYS

RELIGIOUS MESSAGES.

AND THEY'LL ALSO BE GIVEN

THE SAME ACCESS TO SCHOOL

FACILITIES AS OTHER NON

CURRICULAR GROUP.

"OPERATION BLESSING" HAS

HELPED FLOOD VICTIMS IN

PENSACOLA, FLORIDA, RETURN

HOME BACK.

THEY WERE HIT BY SOME OF THE

HEAVIEST RAIN IN MORE THAN

100 YEARS.

FLOODWATERS DAMAGED THE

INTERIOR OF MARJORIE'S

HOME.

"OPERATION BLESSING" HELPED

TO REMOVE WATER-DAMAGED

DRYWALL, AND INSTALLED NEW

CABINETS AND APPLIANCES, AND

EVEN BOUGHT NEW FURNITURE

FOR HER TWINS' BEDROOM.

YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE ABOUT

"OPERATION BLESSING" BY

GOING TO ITS WEBSITE,

OB.ORG.

GORDON AND TERRY ARE BACK

WITH MORE OF "THE 700 CLUB"

RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Terry: WHEN THE MEN AND

WOMEN OF OUR ARMED FORCES

ARE DEPLOYED OVERSEAS, THEIR

LOVED ONES ARE BACK HOME,

HOLDING DOWN THE FORT.

OFTEN TIMES THEY'RE FIGHTING

THEIR OWN BATTLES BY

THEMSELVES.

Reporter: DEPLOYMENTS

CAN BE HEART-WRENCHING FOR A

SERVICE MEMBER'S SPOUSE AND

FAMILY, AND YET DAILY LIFE

STILL GOES ON FOR THOSE LEFT

BEHIND.

SARAH JANE UNDERSTANDS THE

SACRIFICES AND CHALLENGES OF

BEING A MILITARY SPOUSE AND

MOM.

SHE AND SAMUEL, AN ARMY

CAPTAIN, HAVE BEEN MARRIED

FOR NINE YEARS.

HALF OF THOSE HAVE BEEN

SPENT APART.

IN HER CHILDREN'S BOOK, "MY

DADDY, THE SOLDIER," SARAH

JANE HELPS MILITARY FAMILIES

COPE WITH THE TOUGH TIMES

WHEN MOMMY OR DADDY

DEPLOYS.

Terry: AND SHE HAS

RECEIVED AN AWARD, AND SHE

IS STUDYING AT THE REGENT

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND

LEADERSHIP.

AND THANK YOU FOR BEING

HERE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

Terry: WE HEARD THE

AMAZING STATEMENT THAT HALF

OF YOUR MARRIED LIFE, YOU

AND YOUR HUSBAND HAVE SPENT

APART.

WHEN YOU SAID, "I DO," DID

YOU REALIZE WHAT YOU WERE

COMMITTING TO?

ABSOLUTELY NOT.

WE GOT MARRIED 10 YEARS

AFTER WE WERE TOGETHER.

HE POK POPPED THE

QUESTION.

AND WE GOT MARRIED TWO DAYS

AFTER HE PROPOSED.

Terry: YOU SAY WHEN THE

STRESS IS OVERWHELMING,

LAUGH.

HOW DO YOU GET THERE?

OUR LIFE IS TO BE A

RELATIONSHIP WITH CHRIST,

WITH YOUR FAMILY, YOUR

SPOUSE, AND AT THOSE AH-HAH

MOMENTS, WHEN YOU'RE GOING

TO PULL YOUR HAIR OUT, WITH

DIRTY LAUNDRY WITH KIDS

RUNNING AROUND, YOU HAVE TO

LAUGH OR IT IS JUST EASY TO

GET PULLED DOWN TO THE

NEGATIVE SIDE.

Terry: YOU WERE

MENTIONING SOME OF THE

THINGS THAT ARE JUST A PART

OF EVERYDAY LIFE, BUT IN

MOST FAMILIES, YOU LIVE NEAR

FAMILY, OR YOU'RE WITH YOUR

SPOUSE, AND YOUR TACKLING

THOSE WITH YOUR SPOUSE IN

SOME FASHION.

YOU SAY IN THE PROCESS OF

ALL OF THIS, AS THE SPOUSE

OF A MILITARY PERSON HAS

BEEN DEPLOYED, DON'T RELY ON

YOURSELF.

SO WHO DO YOU RELY ON?

I THINK IT HAS BEEN A

LEARNING LESSON.

WE'VE BEEN IN THE MILITARY

CLOSE TO 10 YEARS.

I COME FROM A VERY STRONG

FAMILY.

WE'RE STRONG-WILLED, WE'RE

STUBBORN.

TEARMTS AND THAT'S

Terry: AND THAT'S A

GOOD THING.

IT IS.

BUT I ALSO LEARNED THAT

ASKING FOR HELP IS NOT A

SIGN OF WEAKNESS.

AND WE NEED TO RELY ON OUR

FRIENDSHIPS.

AND SOMETIMES IN THE

MILITARY WE'RE NOT EXPOSED

TO OUR IMMEDIATE FAMILY, SO

WE MAKE MILITARY OUR

FAMILY.

Terry: YEAH.

YOU SAID THERE IS SOMETHING

YOU ACCOMPLISHED BY YOURSELF

THAT IN SOME WAYS WAS

SIGNIFICANT THAN

CHILDBIRTH.

AND I LAUGHED WHEN I READ

THIS, IT WAS CHANGING YOUR

CAR BATTERY.

THERE IS NOTHING I LOVE

MORE THAN A GOOD LABOR AND

DELIVERY STORY.

BUT WHEN MY HUSBAND WAS

DEPLOYED LAST YEAR, I MADE A

MISTAKE NOT SHUTTING THE CAR

DOOR.

AND WHEN I WENT TO START IT

UP FOR THE MONTHLY START-UP,

IT WON'T START.

SO I WENT TO CHANGE IT.

MY TEAM CALLS AND ASKS ME

CAR QUESTIONS NOW.

[LAUGHTER]

Terry: TALK A LITTLE

BIT AS A MOM HOW YOU HOLD

DOWN THE FORT FOR YOUR

KIDS.

IT IS ONE THING FOR US AS

ADULTS, WHEN WE GO THROUGH

TIMES OF SEPARATION, TO

UNDERSTAND BOTH THE

NECESSITY FOR IT, AND ALSO

JUST WHAT IT ENTAILS.

BUT FOR CHILDREN, THAT'S A

HARD THING.

WELL, I THINK YOU HAVE TO

BE OPEN TO THE FACT THAT

YOUR CHILDREN ARE ABSOLUTELY

RESILIENT.

BUT IT IS OUR JOB AS PARENTS

TO HONE IN ON THEIR

EMOTIONAL NEEDS, THEIR

EMOTIONAL BEHAVIORS.

IF THEY'RE ACTING OUT,

ESPECIALLY IN TIMES OF

DEPLOYMENT, OR SEPARATION,

THAT IT IS NOT REALLY THEIR

FAULT.

THERE HAS TO BE A CAUSE AND

EFFECT.

AND JUST TO BE INTUITIVE TO

THEIR FEELINGS.

Terry: WE WERE JUST

LOO LOOKING AT YOUR KIDS

WHILE YOU WERE ON CAMERA,

AND THEY'RE ADORABLE.

BUT IT IS A HARD THING TO

HOLD DOWN THE FORT BY

YOURSELF.

IT TAKES PER PERSEVERANCE.

AS OUR FIRST GUEST WAS

TALKING ABOUT, SOMETIMES YOU

JUST GRIT AND HOLD ON.

YOU DO.

BUT I COULDN'T DO IT ALONE

WITHOUT THE SUPPORT AND LOVE

OF MY FAMILY.

AND MY MILITARY FAMILY ARE

MY FAMILY.

Terry: WE TALK ABOUT

THE CHALLENGES, WHEN YOUR

SPOUSE COMES HOME BECAUSE

NOW YOU'VE BEEN RUNNING THE

SHOW AND PLANNING EVERYTHING

AND TAKING CHARGE OF

EVERYTHING.

HOW DO YOU INTEGRATE THAT

SHARED RESPONSIBILITY WHEN

YOUR HUSBAND COMES BACK.

THEY SAY THE

REINTEGRATION PERIOD IS ONE

OF THE MOST DIFFICULT,

BECAUSE YOU'RE SERVING AS

THE MOTHER, THE FATHER, THE

DISCIPLINARIAN, AND WHEN

THEY GET BACK HOME, YOU HAVE

TO LET GO A LITTLE BIT.

OUR OLDEST SON TURNED SEVEN

IN MARCH, AND HE WAS REALLY

THE LITTLE MAN OF THE

HOUSE.

HE WAS REALLY INTO MY

FEELING AND PICKING UP

DIFFERENT THINGS ON THE

FLOOR, BEING THE HELPER.

Terry: PITCHING IN.

AND IT IS TOUGH FOR THE

KIDS, FOR THE

REINTEGRATION.

AND I SAY THAT A LITTLE AP

APPREHENSIVELY BECAUSE IT IS

NOT HARD TO WELCOME HOME

YOUR SPOUSE.

Terry: PRETTY

EXCITING.

YES.

Terry: YOU HAVE WRITTEN

A BOOK CALLED "MY DADDY IS A

SOLDIER," AND YOU HAVE

WRITTEN ABOUT WHEN DAD IS

AWAY, AND THE KIDS ARE

FEELING LONELY, AND THE

EXCITEMENT OF DAD COMING

HOME.

TELL US WHAT GENERATED

THIS?

WE HAD JUST MOVED TO

VIRGINIA, AND THE BABY WAS

FOUR MONTHS OLD AND I HAD A

3-YEAR-OLD.

WE WERE LOOKING AT RESOURCES

ONLINE, AND THERE WASN'T

THAT MANY AVAILABLE, SO I

SAID, I'M GOING TO WRITE A

BOOK TO HELP ALL OF THE

LITTLE KIDS.

MY CHILDREN WERE THE

INSPIRATION BEHIND IT, BUT

IT HAS REALLY TAKEN OFF.

IT IS REALLY ABOUT HOW

CHILDREN USE THEIR

RESILIENCY TO FOCUS ON THE

POSITIVE MEMORIES WHEN THE

SERVICE MEMBER IS GONE, AND

HONE IN ON THOSE MEMORIES TO

PULL THEM THROUGH TO THE

NEXT DAY.

Terry: IT IS VERY

POIGNANT --

THANK YOU.

Terry: AND IT

CELEBRATES WHAT OUR

SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN DO, AND

THE FAMILIES THAT SACRIFICE

ALONG WITH THEM FOR THE

COUNTRY.

THE BOOK IS CALLED "MY DADDY

IS A SOLDIER."

AND WE WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT

THE PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE

OF THIS GO TO THE U.S.O. OF

HAMPTON ROADS.

IT IS A WAY TO BLESS YOUR

KIDS WITH AN UNDERSTANDING

OF WHAT OUR TROOPS DO, BUT

ALSO SUPPORT THE FAMILIES

THAT ARE WAITING BEHIND AND

HOLDING DOWN THE FORT.

THANK YOU, SARAH JANE.

THANK YOU.

Gordon: WHEN BISHOP

LITTLETON WAS DEPLOYED TO

SOUTH KOREA, HIS WIFE STAYED

BEHIND WITH THEIR FOUR

CHILDREN.

MONEY IS TIGHT FOR THIS

MILITARY FAMILY, AND IN

ORDER TO PAY THE BILLS,

THEY'VE HAD TO DO WITHOUT

SOME VERY BASIC THINGS.

Reporter: ARMY SERGEANT

BISHOP LITTLETON LOVES BEING

HOME WITH HIS FAMILY, BUT HE

KNOWS WHEN DUTY CALLS, HIS

HOUSEHOLD RUNS SMOOTHLY WHEN

HE IS GONE.

THANKS TO HIS WIFE, KEISHA.

I'M VERY PROUD OF HER.

THERE IS SO MUCH THAT SHE

DOES, BILLS, TAKING CARE OF

THE HOUSE.

I REALLY DON'T HAVE TO WORRY

ABOUT THE HOME WHEN I'M AWAY

FROM HOME.

Reporter: WHEN BISHOP

LEFT IN JANUARY FOR A

ONE-YEAR TOUR TO SOUTH@

KOREA, KEISHA MOVED INTO

DEPLOYMENT MODE, KNOWING

THEIR FOUR CHILDREN RELY ON

HER TO STAY STRONG.

IT IS THE FOUR FACES THAT

NEED ME, THAT'S WHAT KEEPS

ME GOING.

Reporter: AT THE TIME,

THE FAMILY HAD VERY LITTLE

FURNITURE.

THERE WERE NO KITCHEN

CHAIRS, NO LIVING ROOM

FURNITURE, AND ALL FOUR KIDS

SHARED ONE DRESSER, AND ONE

BEDROOM WAS EMPTY.

BUT KEISHA NEVER

COMPLAINED.

SHE SAID THEY WANTED TO

AVOID BUYING FURNITURE ON

CREDIT.

SOME PEOPLE THINK, OH,

YOU DON'T HAVE A COUCH TO

SIT ON OR YOU DON'T HAVE ANY

CHAIRS, AND YOUR KIDS ARE

SITTING ON THE TABLE.

AND I DON'T FIND IT REALLY

THAT BAD BECAUSE IT'S BETTER

TO PAY OFF DEBT THAN TO HAVE

EVERYTHING AND YOU CAN'T PAY

TO KEEP YOUR LIGHTS ON.

Reporter: WHEN CAVALRY

CHAPEL NEWPORT NEWS

CONTACTED CBN, THE FAMILY

BECAME THE NEXT RECIPIENT.

AND THE COUPLE WAS TOGETHER

WHEN THEY LEARNED CBN WAS

BUYING THEM A HOUSE FULL OF

FURNITURE.

THANK YOU.

YOU'RE WELCOME.

Reporter: THE PASTOR,

REGGIE MASON, TOOK THE

FAMILY TO A CHRISTIAN

STORE.

THE LITTLETON'S RECEIVED A

DRESSER FOR THEIR DAUGHTER,

BUNK BEDS, AND MATTRESSES

FOR THEIR OLD BOYS, A

DINETTE, AND FAMILY ROOM

FURNITURE.

KEISHA SAYS GOD ANSWERED

THEIR PRAYERS.

THIS IS MIND-BLOWING.

IT IS LIKE OUR GOD IS REALLY

AWESOME.

Reporter: SO WHEN

BISHOP RETURNS TO CAREER FOR

THE RESKOREA FOR THE REST

OF HIS TOUR, KEISHA AND HIS

CHILDREN WILL BE MORE

COMFORTABLE.

WE DON'T GET THINGS LIKE

THIS.

JUST SAY, IT'S AMAZING.

IT IS.

IT'S AMAZING.

Gordon: IF YOU WANT TO

HELP OUR MILITARY FAMILIES,

WE HAVE SOMETHING FOR YOU.

IT'S CALLED "HELPING THE

HOMEFRONT."

AND WE WANT TO RECOGNIZE

THAT THEY'RE SERVING AS

WELL.

SO OFTEN WE THINK OF THE

SERVICEMEN AND THE SERVICE

WOMEN WHO ARE OUT FIGHTING

FOR US, BUT WE DON'T

RECOGNIZE THAT THEIR

FAMILIES ARE SERVING, TOO.

AND WITH THE WARS THAT WE'VE

BEEN IN, THESE ARE THE

LONGEST ONES IN THE HISTORY

OF AMERICA, WITH MULTIPLE

DEPLOYMENTS.

AND SO JUST IMAGINE BEING A

SINGLE PARENT, TRYING TO

RAISE A FAMILY, WHEN YOUR

SPOUSE IS ON DEPLOYMENT FOR

THESE LONG DEPLOYMENTS.

SO WE WANT TO HELP.

AND WE WANT TO BE A PART OF

HELPING THESE MILITARY

FAMILIES.

IF YOU WANT TO HELP,

"HELPING THE HOMEFRONT," ALL

YOU HAVE TO DO IS CALL US

NOW, 1-800-759-0700, AND

SAY, I WANT TO HELP GIVE FOR

"HELPING THE HOMEFRONT."

OR YOU CAN GO ON THE

INTERNET, CBN.COM.

TERRY?

Terry: UP NEXT, A

FAMILY OF SEVEN IS LOST AT

SEA.

IT WAS HOT.

RIGHT ON TOP OF YOUR HEAD.

THE WATER WAS COAL.

YOU'RE GETTING DEHYDRATED,

GETTING JELLYFISH STUNG.

OF COURSE, THE SWIMMING --

THE SWIMMING -- I MEAN IT

WOULD ALMOST KILL YOU.

Terry: AND THAT WASN'T

EVEN THE WORST PART.

FIND OUT WHAT ELSE HAPPENED,

COMING UP NEXT.

Terry: ON A WARM

SUMMER'S DAY, REX WILLAMON

SET OFF FOR A FULL DAY OF

DEEP SEA FISHING.

HIS WIFE, KEISHA, PLANNED

FOR A FULL DAY OF SHOPPING.

SO WHEN SHE RETURNED AND HER

HUSBAND HAD NOT, SHE KNEW

SOMETHING WAS WRONG.

SOMETHING IS NOT RIGHT.

I SAID, THEY SHOULD BE

GETTING BACK.

AND MOM SAID, NO, THEY'RE

GOING TO FISH UNTIL DARK.

AND I SAID, NO, REX TOLD ME

THEY WOULD BE IN BY 6:00.

Reporter: KEISHA WAS

WORRIED.

HER HUSBAND AND SIX OTHER

FAMILY MEMBERS LEFT THAT

MORNING FOR A DAY OF FISHING

OFF THE COAST OF CHARLESTON,

SOUTH CAROLINA.

NOW IT WAS LATE AND THEY

HADN'T RETURNED.

THAT'S BECAUSE 12 HOURS

EARLIER THEY RAN INTO

TROUBLE.

THE NEXT THING I KNOW,

ONE ENGINE HI HICCUPED AND

CUT ITSELF OFF.

THE STARTER WENT CLACK,

CLACK, CLACK.

THE FIRST THING THAT CAME TO

MIND WAS, I BETTER START

PRAYING.

THREE FOOT OF WATER IN THE

BOTTOM OF THE BOAT, THERE IS

NO STOPPING IT.

Reporter: REX PUT OUT A

MAY DAY CALL.

THEN JUST MINUTES LATER, THE

BOAT WENT DOWN 20 MILES FROM

SHORE.

THE ONLY THING ABOVE WATER

WAS THE BOW, WHICH THE MEN

AND THREE BOYS USED TO STAY

AFLOAT.

AND IN JUST A SHORT TIME,

THE ELEMENTS STARTED TAKING

A TOLL.

THE GROUP WAS ALSO EXHAUSTED

FROM SWIMMING BECAUSE TWICE

THE CURRENT PULLED THEM FROM

THE BOAT.

MEAN, IT WAS HOT, RIGHT

ON TOP OF YOUR HEAD.

THE WATER WAS COLD.

YOU'RE GETTING DEHYDRATED,

GETTING JELLYFISH STUNG.

AND, OF COURSE, THE

SWIMMING, IT WOULD ALMOST

KILL YOU, TRYING TO STAY UP

WITH THE BOAT.

Reporter: MEANWHILE,

THE COAST GUARD HAD BEGUN

THEIR SEARCH.

BUT THE MAY DAY REX HAD PUT

OUT HAD BEEN CUT SHORT.

THEY WERE LOOKING 18 MILES

FROM WHERE THE BOAT WENT

DOWN.

THEY SAW NO SIGN OF REX AND

THE OTHERS AND CALLED OFF

THE SEARCH.

AS THE FINAL HOURS OF

DAYLIGHT CAME TO AN END, THE

GROUP FACED MORE

CHALLENGES.

WHEN IT FIRST STARTED

GETTING DARK DARK, I

THOUGHT, WE'RE GOING TO

SPEND THE NIGHT OUT HERE.

I COULD FEEL THE SHARKS.

I WAS EITHER KICKING THEM OR

THEY WERE HITTING ME, ONE OF

THE TWO.

Reporter: REX AND HIS

BROTHER-IN-LAW WERE THE ONLY

ONES WHO SAW THE SHARKS BUT

DIDN'T TELL THE OTHERS.

THANKFULLY, THE SHARKS

DIDN'T STICK AROUND.

AT HOME REX'S WIFE, KEISHA,

CALLED THE COAST GUARD.

THEY TOLD HER ABOUT THE

SEARCH EARLIER IN THE DAY,

AND ASKED HER TO GO TO THE

MANNE MAIRIANNA MARINA TO

SEE IF THE BOAT WAS THERE.

AND IT WAS EMPTY.

THEN SHE TOOK OUT HER BIBLE

AND BEGAN TO PRAY.

IT WAS JAMES 1: 6, ASK

FOR FAITH, NOTHING WAVERING,

FOR HE THAT WAVER IS LIKE A

WAVE OF THE SEA, DRIVEN WITH

THE WIND AND TOSSED.

IT WAS LIKE GOD WAS TELLING

ME, YOU PUT YOUR FAITH IN

ME, AND I'LL GET YOU THROUGH

ANYTHING.

Reporter: WITH SOME

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FROM

KEISHA, THE COAST GUARD

RESUMED THEIR SEARCH.

BUT TIME WAS RUNNING OUT.

THE TEMPERATURE HAD DROPPED,

AND NOW THEY FACED THE

THREAT OF HYPOTHERMIA.

ALL NIGHT LONG WE WERE IN

THE WATER.

IT WAS SO COLD WE WERE

SHIVERING.

OUR TEETH WERE CHATTERING

CONTINUOUSLY.

THERE AIN'T NOTHING YOU CAN

DO.

WE WOULD WRAP OUR LEGS

AROUND EACH OTHER UNDER

WATER, AND HUDDLED UP AS

TIGHT AS WE COULD GET.

BUT, STILL, IT WAS COLD.

Reporter: FRIENDS AND

FAMILY PRAYED THROUGH THE

NIGHT.

THE STRANDED GROUP ALSO

PRAYED AS THEY WATCHED THE

COAST GUARD CHOPPERS SEARCH

THE DARK WATERS.

AT HOME, THE WOMEN KNEW

THEIR PRAYERS HAD BEEN

ANSWERED.

AND MY MOM LOOKED AT ME,

AND SHE SAID, WE BETTER GET

YOU READY.

AND I SAID, YEAH, THEY'RE

GOING TO BE CALLING.

Reporter: AND THEN JUST

BEFORE SUNRISE, A SPOTLIGHT

BROKE THE DARKNESS.

AFTER 20 HOURS AT SEA, THE

MEN WERE RESCUED.

WHEN THEY TURNED AROUND

AND PUT THE SPOTLIGHT ON US,

WE WERE -- OH, IT WAS A

GREAT SUNDAY MORNING.

Reporter: EVERYONE WAS

BROUGHT TO SAFETY AND

TREATED FOR DEHYDRATION AND

SUNBURN.

RECENTLY THE FAMILY CAME

TOGETHER TO REMEMBER THE

EVENTS OF THAT WEEKEND.

BUT ONE MYSTERY MAINS: HOW

DID THAT 38-FOOT CABIN

CRUISER STAY AFLOAT FOR 20

HOURS IN 65 FEET OF WATER.

REX BELIEVES THERE IS ONLY

ONE ANSWER.

OH, THERE WAS AN ANGEL

SITTING UNDERNEATH THE

BOAT.

THERE IS NO DOUBT.

EVEN WHEN THEY WENT OUT TO

RESCUE THE BOAT, PULL IT

BACK IN.

HE HOOKED TO IT WITH HIS

LINE, AND IT SANK.

IT WAS THERE FOR THE TIME

THAT GOD NEEDED IT THERE.

Terry: BECAUSE GOD WAS

THERE.

WE HOPE THAT STORY BUILDS

YOUR FAITH BECAUSE WE WANT

TO PRAY FOR YOU RIGHT NOW.

WE'VE GOT SOME REPORTS TO

SHARE WITH YOU TO ALSO

ENCOURAGE YOU BEFORE WE

PRAY.

THIS IS TIM FROM IOWA.

HE DAMAGED HIS RIGHT

SHOULDER WHEN HE WAS

YOUNGER.

HAD PERSISTENT PAIN FOR

YEARS.

ONE DAY HE WAS WATCHING THIS

PROGRAM, IN THE BACKGROUND

HE HEARD YOU SAY, GORDON,

YOUR RIGHT SHOULDER BLADE IS

BEING HEALED AND YOU'RE NOT

EVEN PRAYING FOR IT.

IMMEDIATELY HE SAID THE PAIN

WAS GONE.

HE IS PRAISING THE LORD FOR

THAT MIRACLE.

Gordon: AMEN.

HERE IS CAROL, JOPLIN,

MISSOURI.

SHE EXPERIENCED SEVERE

STOMACH AND ABDOMINAL PAIN

EVERY TIME SHE ATE.

MAKING CHANGES TO HER DIET

DIDN'T HELP.

ONE DAY SHE WAS WATCHING

"THE 700 CLUB," AND, TERRY,

YOU HAD A WORD OF

KNOWLEDGE.

"SOMEONE HAS DIGESTIVE

PROBLEMS.

WHEN YOU EAT, YOU'RE ABDOMEN

GETS ROCK HARD."

WELL, CAROL SAID, "THAT'S ME."

AND SHE WENT TO BED.

THE NEXT DAY CAROL WAS ABLE

TO EAT WITHOUT PAIN AND SHE

HASN'T HAD ANY PROBLEMS

SINCE.

I LOVE THAT.

FAITH IS AN ACT.

SHE SAID, THAT'S ME, AND I'M

JUST GOING TO GO TO BED.

I'M GOING TO REST IN WHAT

GOD HAS ALREADY PROMISED.

IT IS LIKE IN THAT STORY,

DON'T DOUBT.

DON'T DOUBT.

IF YOU DOUBT, YOU'RE LIKE A

WAVE TOSSED AT THE SEA.

DON'T DOUBT.

STAY FIRM.

IN THE WEE MORNING HOURS,

THEY SAID TO EACH OTHER,

LET'S GET READY.

THEY'RE GOING TO BE CALLING

SOON.

WE NEED TO BE READY SO WE

CAN GO AND HELP.

JUST REALIZE, GET READY FOR

YOUR MIRACLE.

GET READY.

YOU CAN REST IN HIM.

YOU CAN RELY ON HIM.

YOU CAN LEAN ON HIM.

IT'S NOT ANYTHING THAT WE

DO.

IT'S ALL DONE BY HIM.

AND IT'S ALREADY BEEN

ACCOMPLISHED.

WHEN WERE YOUR SINS

FORGIVEN?

START THINKING ABOUT THAT?

WHEN WERE YOUR SINS

FORGIVEN?

ABOUT 2,000 YEARS AGO ON A

CROSS.

WHEN WERE YOU HEALED?

THE SAME TIME.

IT HAS ALREADY BEEN

ACCOMPLISHED.

AND JESUS DECLARES TO US,

WHEN WE STAND PRAYING, IF WE

BELIEVE THAT WE HAVE ALREADY

RECEIVED, THEN WE WILL HAVE

IT.

YOU'LL FIND THAT IN THE

GOSPEL OF MARK, IN THE

11th CHAPTER.

WHEN YOU BELIEVE THAT YOU

HAVE ALREADY RECEIVED, THEN

YOU'LL HAVE IT.

IF YOU NEED TO DOUBT

ANYTHING, DOUBT YOUR

DOUBTS.

REALIZE THAT JESUS IS THE

SAME YESTERDAY, TODAY, AND

FOREVER.

HE HASN'T CHANGED.

HE HASN'T CHANGED.

WE CAN RELY ON HIM.

SO LET'S COME TO HIM,

BELIEVING, AND REALIZE WE

CAN GO BOLDLY TO THE THRONE

OF GRACE.

WE CAN LAY ASIDE ANY WEIGHT,

ANYTHING THAT HINDERS, AND

REALIZE HE HAS ACCOMPLISHED

IT ALL.

AND ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS

BELIEVE IT.

THAT IS THE GOSPEL.

AND WHEN WE APPROACH HIM IN

FAITH, HE HONORS IT.

SO LET'S DO THAT NOW.

IN AN ACT OF FAITH, LAY YOUR

HAND ON THAT AREA OF THE

BODY THAT NEEDS HEALING.

TERRY AND I ARE GOING TO

AGREE WITH YOU.

AND THE BIBLE SAYS, WHEN TWO

OR MORE AGREE, TOUCHING

ANYTHING, IT SHALL BE DONE.

SO LET'S BELIEVE.

LET'S ACT.

AND LET'S SEE WHAT GOD WILL

DO.

LORD, WE LIFT THE NEEDS OF

THE AUDIENCE TO YOU RIGHT

NOW.

AND AS PEOPLE ARE LAYING

HANDS ON THAT AREA OF THE

BODY THAT NEEDS HEALING, WE

JOIN WITH THEM, AND WE ASK

FOR RESTORATION.

WE ASK FOR HEALING.

AND WITH THE AUTHORITY THAT

YOU HAVE GIVEN TO US AS

BELIEVERS, WE COMMAND IT

NOW.

AND WE SAY TO THESE BODIES,

AND WE SAY IT OUT LOUD, BE

HEALED AND BE MADE WHOLE.

BY THE STRIPES OF JESUS

CHRIST, I AM HEALED.

I AM SET FREE FROM THIS.

AND I RECEIVE IT NOW.

IN JESUS' MIGHTY NAME.

THERE IS SOMEONE, YOU'VE GOT

A PROBLEM WITH YOUR LEFT

LEG, AND IT'S RIGHT BELOW

THE KNEE, AND IT GOES DOWN

TO YOUR ANKLE AND FOOT.

AND THERE IS -- THE DOCTORS

ARE TALKING PHANTOM PAIN.

AND THEY'RE NOT SURE WHAT IT

IS, BUT FOR YOU IT IS VERY

REAL, AND IT IS A VERY REAL

PAIN.

AND A NUMBNESS AND A

TINGLING.

GOD IS HEALING YOU RIGHT NOW

IN JESUS' NAME.

HE IS ABLE TO REBUILD.

HE IS ABLE TO DO IT.

JUST TRUST HIM AND TRUST

THAT THIS WORD IS FOR YOU,

AND YOU'RE HEALED NOUT IN

JESUS' NAME.

WHAT YOU COULDN'T DO BEFORE,

REALIZE YOUR FEELING THINGS

YOU COULDN'T FEEL BEFORE.

IT'S GOD HEALING YOU NOW IN

JESUS' NAME.

TERRY?

Terry: THERE IS SOMEONE

NAMED MARIELLA, AND YOU'RE

PRAYING SPECIFICALLY TO THE

LORD ABOUT SOMETHING THAT IS

VERY IMPORTANT TO YOU.

GOD HAS HEARD YOUR PRAYER,

AND GOD IS WORKING THAT OUT

FOR YOU.

TRUST HIM.

Gordon: SOMEONE WITH A

RIGHT SHOULDER INJURY, AND

IT IS DIFFICULT FOR YOU TO

MOVE YOUR ARM AROUND.

AND GOD IS HEALING YOU,

RESTORING IT.

YOU JUST FELT SOMETHING

SLIP.

WHAT YOU COULDN'T DO BEFORE,

DO IT NOW, AND REALIZE GOD'S

HEALING POWER FOR YOU.

Terry: IT IS THE SAME

WITH SOMEONE WHO HAS A

SPINAL INJURY.

YOU CAN'T STAND UP QUITE

STRAIGHT, BUT YOU CAN NOW.

JUST DO IT.

GOD HAS HEALED YOU.

Gordon: AND SOMEONE

ELSE WITH AN OBSTRUCTION IN

THE BOWEL AND YOUR FACING

SURGERY, GOD IS ABLE TO

REMOVE THAT AND RESTORE

THAT.

DON'T BE AFRAID.

AND JUST TRUST HIM.

AND REALIZE THAT HE IS YOUR

HEALER, YOUR HEALER.

AND HE IS CALLING YOU BY

NAME.

YOUR NAME IS MARY.

AND HE IS SAYING, YOU'RE

HEALED NOW FROM THIS.

JUST RECEIVE IT NOW IN

JESUS' NAME.

LORD, WE THANK YOU, FOR YOU

ARE THE HEALER, YOU'RE THE

RESTORER, AND BY YOUR

STRIPES WE ARE HEALED.

AND WE WERE HEALED BY YOU

2,000 YEARS AGO.

WE RECEIVE IT NOW IN JESUS'

NAME.

AMEN.

AND AMEN.

IF YOU'VE BEEN TOUCHED BY

GOD, WE WANT TO SHARE YOUR

GOOD STORY WITH THE WORLD.

WE WANT TO LET PEOPLE KNOW

WHAT GOD IS DOING IN THE

WORLD TODAY, SO GIVE US A

CALL.

1-800-759-0700.

STILL AHEAD, WE'LL BE

ANSWERING QUESTIONS FROM OUR

VIEWERS, SO DON'T GO AWAY.

TIME TO ANSWER SOME OF

YOUR E-MAIL QUESTIONS.

HERE IS A VIEWER WHO

SAYS, "I FEEL LIKE AMERICA

IS CHANGING RAPIDLY FOR THE

WORST.

SO MANY OF US COMPLAIN ABOUT

IT, YET WE HAVE NO IDEA HOW

TO FIX IT.

AS AMERICANS, WHAT CAN WE DO

TO HELP TURN HIS NATION

AROUND?

I DON'T WANT TO SIT BACK AND

COMPLAIN AND NOT DO A THING

TO HELP."

Gordon: WELL, YOU CAN

LOOK AT THINGS AND SORT OF

GET ALL CHARLES DICKENS

ABOUT IT, IT'S THE BEST OF

TIMES AND IT'S THE WORST OF

TIMES, ALL AT THE SAME

TIME.

IT SORT OF DEPENDS ON WHERE

YOU ARE.

RIGHT NOW THE GREATEST

REVIVAL THE CHURCH HAS EVER

SEEN IS HAPPENING ALL AROUND

US, AND IT IS HAPPENING ALL

OVER THE WORLD.

THERE ARE MORE PEOPLE

BECOMING CHRISTIANS TODAY

THAN AT ANY OTHER POINT IN

TIME IN THE HISTORY OF THE

CHURCH.

SO IT IS A WONDERFUL TIME TO

BE ALIVE.

AND IT IS A WONDERFUL TIME

TO BE A CHRISTIAN.

AT THE SAME TIME, AND IT'S

JUST AS THE BIBLE PREDICTED,

LAWLESSNESS IS ON THE RISE.

AND LAWLESSNESS MEANS PEOPLE

DON'T WANT TO FOLLOW THE 10

COMMANDMENTS ANYMORE.

THAT'S WHAT LAWLESSNESS IS

IN BIBLE TERMS.

AND SO WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT

IT?

WE NEED TO ENCOURAGE ONGOING

DISCIPLESHIP, AND A

GENERATIONAL TRANSFER OF

INFORMATION.

YOU CAN'T EXPECT THE SCHOOLS

TO DO IT.

YOU NEED TO BE PART OF A

CHURCH COMMUNITY.

YOU NEED TO HAVE DEVOTIONS

IN YOUR FAMILY.

YOU NEED TO BE RAISING UP

DISCIPLES.

AND IF YOU DO THAT, AND WE

ADHERE TO THE 10

COMMANDMENTS, WE ADHERE TO

THE LAWS OF GOD, THEN I

THINK IT CAN TURN.

AND IT CAN TURN ONE LIFE AT

A TIME.

SO DON'T GIVE UP, AND DON'T

LOSE HOPE, BUT KEEP

PREACHING THE GOSPEL.

Terry: THIS IS JOSHUA,

GORDON, WHO SAYS, "I ONCE

FELT THE HOLY SPIRIT AFTER

GIVING MY LIFE TO GOD.

I SLOWLY DEPARTED FROM GOD

WITHOUT REALIZING I HAD LOST

THE PRECIOUS FEELING.

NOW I FEEL I HAVE DONE TOO

MANY BAD THINGS TO GET HIM

BACK IN MY LIFE.

IS IT TOO LATE?"

Gordon: JOSHUA, IT IS

NEVER TOO LATE.

THE BIBLE SAYS IT IS

POSSIBLE TO QUENCH THE HOLY

SPIRIT.

IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO LOSE

HIM.

HE SAYS HE WILL NEVER

FORSAKE YOU, HE'LL NEVER

LEAVE YOU.

AND LOOK TO THE PRAYER OF

DAVID.

HERE IS DAVID, HE HAS

COMMITTED TERRIBLE SINS,

ADULTERY, MURDER, AND HE

PRAYS, "TAKE NOT YOUR HOLY

SPIRIT FROM ME."

SO TRUST IN THE PROMISE OF

GOD, "I WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU

NOR FORSAKE YOU."

WHAT HAS HAPPENED IS YOUR

CONSCIENCE HAS GOTTE GOTTEN

SEARED, AND YOU NEED TO ASK

GOD TO GIVE YOU BACK A

TENDER HEART, SO YOU WILL

KNOW HIS LEADING, YOU'LL

HEAR HIS VOICE, YOU'LL FEEL

HIS PROMPTING AND YOU'LL

FEEL HIS PRESENCE.

I RECOMMEND, IF YOU SAY I

HAVE DONE TOO MANY BAD

THINGS.

HERE IS AN EXERCISE FOR YOU:

WRITE THEN DOWN.

AND ASK THE HOLY SPIRIT,

REMIND ME.

AND WRITE THEM DOWN.

AND THEN AS YOU WRITE DOWN

EACH ONE, SAY I CONFESS

THIS, I FORSAKE THIS, I TURN

FROM THIS.

AND, JESUS, I ASK YOU TO

FORGIVE ME.

AND THEN WHEN YOU'RE DONE,

TAKE THAT PIECE OF PAPER,

AND TEAR IT UP, BURN IT IF

YOU HAVE TO, AND WALK INTO

THE JOY OF YOUR SALVATION.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM 2 CORINTHIANS:

"NOW THE LORD IS THE SPIRIT,

AND WHERE THE SPIRIT OF THE

LORD IS, THERE IS LIBERTY."

GOD BLESS YOU.

"

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NEWSWATCH," JULY 4, 2014.

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