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The 700 Club - August 1, 2014

Beth was haunted by her mistakes in life, but until she learned about forgiveness. Plus, CBN’s Digital Media VP Mike Stonecypher takes a look at new digital initiatives at CBN. Read Transcript


THE GREAT DEBATE.

I DID IT!

Gordon: SHOULD MOMS GO

TO WORK?

I LOVE MY FAMILY, AND I

LOVE MY JOB.

Gordon: OR SHOULD THEY

STAY HOME?

SHE STAYS HOME EVERY

DAY.

Gordon: WE'LL HEAR FROM

BOTH SIDES OF THE ISSUE ON

TODAY'S "700 CLUB."

*

*

Gordon: WELL, WELCOME

TO "THE 700 CLUB."

THE LATEST CEASE-FIRE

BETWEEN ISRAEL AND HAMAS WAS

SUPPOSED TO LAST 72 HOURS.

IT COLLAPSED JUST HOURS

AFTER IT WENT INTO EFFECT.

AND ISRAEL IS PROMISING IT

WON'T STOP UNTIL IT DESTROYS

THE HAMAS TERROR TUNNELS.

Terry: MEANWHILE THE

UNITED NATIONS AND THE

UNITED STATES ARE BOTH

CRITICIZING ISRAEL FOR AN

ATTACK EARLIER THIS WEEK AT

A U.N. FACILITY.

CHRIS MITCHELL HAS THE STORY

FROM JERUSALEM.

Reporter: THE WHITE

HOUSE CALLED THE ATTACK AT

THE U.N. SCHOOL UNACCEPTABLE

AND INDEFENSIBLE.

NEARLY 20 PEOPLE DIED DURING

THE ATTACK, BUT THE ISRAELI

AMBASSADOR TO THE U.S. TOLD

CBN NEWS THAT THE INCIDENT

TOLD HOW HAMAS PLACES ITS

INFRASTRUCTURE IN CIVILIAN

AREAS AND CONTINUES TOIOUS

TO USE PALESTINIANS HUMAN

SHIELDS.

WHAT THEY HOPE TO DO IS

TAKE THE HORRIBLE PICTURES

THAT WILL MOVE ANY DECENT

PERSON, WHEN YOU SEE

CHILDREN WHO WERE KILLED,

AND CIVILIANS WHO ARE

KILLED, AND CERTAINLY THAT

CAN HAPPEN IN ANY WAR --

WHAT HAMAS WANTS THOSE

PICTURES TO DO IS TO LEAD TO

INTERNATIONAL OUTRAGE AND

PRESSURE ON ISRAEL.

Reporter: DURMOR SAYS

WHEN THE WORLD SEES THOSE

PICTURES, THE WORLD NEEDS TO

PRESSURE THE REAL CULPRIT,

HAMAS.

ARE WE GOING TO FINALLY

HAVE THE PICTURES LEAD TO

PRESSURE ON HAMAS?

IF THE PICTURES LEAD TO

PRESSURE ON HAMAS, THE

CHANCES OF THEM DOING THIS

OVER AND OVER AGAIN GO

DOWN.

IF THEY LEAD TO ISRAEL, YOU

ARE NOT ONLY ENDANGERING

ISRAELI CIVILIANS, YOU'RE

ENDANGERING PALESTINIAN

CIVILIANS BECAUSE THEY'LL

CONTINUE TO USE THEM AS

SHIELDS.

Reporter: DURING THE

CONFLICT, HAMAS ROCKETS WERE

FOUND IN THREE U.N.

SCHOOLS.

AS A JOURNALIST THAT COVERS

GAZA AND UNRA, I I I WAS

NOT SURPRISED THAT THE

ROCKETS WERE FOUND IN THE

UNRA.

Reporter: HE WROTE,

UNRA IS ACTUALLY HOSTING

HAMAS.

OUR AGENCY WARNED THE

UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT THE

CANADIAN GOVERNMENT, THE

EUROPEAN UNION, AND THOSE OF

THE PRIME SUPPORTERS OF

UNRA, THERE WAS MILITARY

TRAINING AND WEAPONS IN THE

CAMPS, IN ALL OF THE UNRA

CAMPS, IN GAZA.

OUR AGENCY WAS IGNORED,

DESPITE THE FACTS.

Reporter: DURMOR SAYS

LAWMAKERS ON CAPITOL HILL

ARE BEGINNING TO ASK

QUESTIONS.

HOW DID THEY ALLOW THEIR

SCHOOLS TO BE USED?

THE SYSTEM IS SUPPOSED TO BE

THERE TO PROTECT CIVILIANS,

NOT TO ALLOW THEIR SHELTERS

TO BE USED AS BASICALLY

MILITARY INFRASTRUCTURE FOR

HAMAS.

IT IS JUST UNACCEPTABLE, AND

MORE AND MORE PEOPLE ARE

ASKING QUESTIONS.

WE'LL HAVE TO SEE WHAT

HAPPENS.

Reporter: CHRIS

MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

JERUSALEM.

Gordon: WELL, IF THE

U.N. DOESN'T WANT ITS OWN

SCHOOLS TO BE ATTACKED, IT

NEEDS TO MAKE SURE THEY'RE

NOT BEING USED AT WEAPONS

DEPOTS.

THAT'S WHAT IS THE PROBLEM

HERE.

ROCKETS WERE FOUND INSIDE A

U.N. SCHOOL.

NOW, JUST IMAGINE IF YOU

WERE ISRAEL AND THOUSANDS OF

ROCKETS WERE BEING LAUNCHED

AGAINST YOUR CIVILIAN

POPULATION, WOULDN'T YOU

WANT TO GO WHERE THE SOURCE

WAS?

WELL, THAT'S WHAT'S HAPPENED

HERE.

AND AS LONG AS HAMAS STANDS

FOR HUMANS AT MOSQUES AND

SCHOOLS, AND USING THEIR OWN

HUMAN POPULATION AS HUMAN

SHIELDS, SO THEY CAN LAUNCH

ATTACKS FROM THE SAME

SCHOOLS, THOSE SAME MOSQUES,

WELL, THAT'S THE PROBLEM.

IT IS A CULTURE OF DEATH.

WHERE THEY ACTUALLY VIEW

THAT IT SOMEHOW PLEASES

ALLAH IF THEY DIE IN THE

CAUSE OF JIHAD.

AND THEY DON'T HAVE ANY

QUALMS AT ALL ABOUT PUTTING

THEIR OWN CIVILIANS AS

SHIELDS, WHETHER IN A

SCHOOL, WHETHER IT IS A

HOSPITAL, THEY'RE GOING TO

USE IT STRATEGICALLY.

IF YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE

INFORMATION ABOUT ISLAM AND

WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE

WORLD TODAY, WHAT ARE THE

RELIGIOUS ROOTS OF IT, WHERE

DO THEY GET THEIR

INSPIRATION TO DO THIS KIND

OF ACTIVITY, WE'VE GOT

SOMETHING FOR YOU.

IT'S CALLED "ISLAM, RELIGION

OF PEACE OR WAR."

IT'S FREE.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CALL

US.

1-800-759-0700.

OR YOU CAN LOG ON TO

CBN.COM.

YOU CAN DOWNLOAD IT FOR

FREE.

WE JUST WANT TO GET THIS

INFORMATION OUT.

WELL, IN OTHER NEWS, TWO

AMERICAN MEDICAL

MISSIONARIES ARE COMING HOME

FROM AFRICA TO GET TREATMENT

FOR THE EBOLA VIRUS.

JOHN JESSUP HAS THAT STORY

FROM OUR CBN NEWS BUREAU IN

WASHINGTON.

Reporter: GORDON, THE

TWO MISSIONARIES ARE COMING

BACK JUST AS THE EBOLA

OUTBREAK IN AFRICA IS ONLY

GETTING WORSE.

AS CAITLIN BURKE REPORTS,

U.S. HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE

WARNING AMERICANS NOT TO

TRAVEL TO THE THREE

COUNTRIES HARDEST HIT BY THE

VIRUS.

Reporter: IT IS THE

WORST EBOLA OUTBREAK IN

HISTORY.

THE VIRUS IS NOW BEING

BLAMED FOR MORE THAN 700

DEATHS IN FOUR WEST AFRICAN

COUNTRIES, AND IT SHOWS NO

SIGNS OF COMING UNDER

CONTROL.

THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE

CONTROL AND PREVENTION ON

THURSDAY WARNED AMERICANS TO

AVOID NON-ESSENTIAL TRAVEL

TO GUINEA, LIBERIA, AND

SIERRA LEONE.

UNFORTUNATELY, THESE

COUNTRIES DON'T HAVE THE

INFRASTRUCTURE TO HANDLE THE

RESPONSE.

MORE OVER, THEY DON'T HAVE

ANY EXPERIENCE WITH THESE

KIND OF OUTBREAKS IN THE

PAST.

Reporter: AMERICAN

MISSIONARIES NANCY WRITEBOL

AND KENT BRANTLY WILL RETURN

TO THE U.S. TO BE TREATED.

THEY WERE SERVING ON A JOINT

TEAM IN LIBERIA WITH

SAMARITAN'S PURSE AND

CHRISTIANS ORGANIZATION

S.I.M..

WRITEBOL IS IN STABLE BUT

SERIOUS CONDITION AND IS

RECEIVING AN EXPERIMENTAL

DRUG.

THE EBOLA, IN TERMS OF

REALITY RATES, IS ABOUT

64%.

THAT'S GOOD NEWS FOR US.

WE FEEL THAT MOM HAS A

CHANCE.

Reporter: FRANKLIN

GRAHAM IS THE C.E.O. OF

SAMARITAN'S PURSE AND HE

GAVE AN UPDATE ON

DR. BRANTLY.

HE IS FIGHTING FOR HIS

LIFE.

IT IS A VERY DIFFICULT DAY

FOR HIM.

WE ASK EVERYBODY WHO IS

WATCHING IF THEY WILL PRAY.

Reporter: THOSE WHO

KNOW DR. BRANTLY SAY HE PUT

HIS LIFE ON THE LINE FOR ONE

REASON.

THIS IS A GUY WHO THINKS

THAT PEOPLE SHOULD DO MORE

THAN JUST GIVE LIP SERVICE

WHEN THEY SAY THEY'RE GOING

TO FOLLOW JESUS.

Reporter: CAITLIN

BURKE, CBN NEWS.

John: THE CHRISTIAN

WOMAN SENTENCED TO DEATH IN

SUDAN FOR REFUSING TO

RENOUNCE HER FAITH IN CHRIST

IS NOW SAFELY IN THE UNITED

STATES.

MERIAM IBRAHIM AND HER

FAMILY ARRIVED IN NEW

HAMPSHIRE LAST NIGHT, WHERE

THEY WERE GREETED WITH

CHEERS AND SINGING.

TAKE A LISTEN TO THIS JOYFUL

CELEBRATION.

[SINGING IN A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE BRACKETS.

John: HER LIFE HAS BEEN

A WORLD-WIND LAST WEEK, FROM

ESCAPING SUDAN TO MEETING

THE POPE IN EUROPE, SHE

FINALLY ARRIVED IN AMERICA.

THEY MADE THEIR JOURNEY WITH

THEIR TWO YOUNG CHILDREN,

ONE OF WHOM WAS BORN WHILE

SHE WAS SHACKLED TO A PRISON

FLOOR.

SHE MET PRIVATELY WITH THE

MAYOR OF PHILADELPHIA, AND

HE TOLD CBN NEWS ABOUT HER

WELL-BEING.

SHE IS A TREMENDOUSLY

STRONG WOMAN.

HER FAITH GIVES HER I WOULD

SAY ALMOST A CERTAIN AURA

ABOUT HER.

THE ORDEAL THAT SHE AND HER

FAMILY HAVE BEEN THROUGH, TO

COME TO THIS CITY OF FAITH,

I TALKED ABOUT THE FOUNDING

OF PHILADELPHIA AND

PHILADELPHIA CITY FOUNDED ON

THE TENENTS OF RELIGIOUS

FREEDOM AND THE ABILITY TO

PRACTICE YOUR FAITH, AND

THEY BOTH SMILE.

John: IBRAHIM WAS

SENTENCED TO DEATH, BUT

RELEASED AFTER AN

INTERNATIONAL OUTCRY.

THE SUDANESE GOVERNMENT SAYS

SHE ABANDONED ISLAM WHEN SHE

MARRIED HER CHRISTIAN

HUSBAND, BUT SHE SAYS SHE

HAS ALWAYS BEEN A

CHRISTIAN.

A NEW MOVIE OUT TALKS ABOUT

THE GODFATHER OF SOUL.

IT IS NEARLY EIGHT YEARS

AFTER HIS DEATH.

AND ONE OF THE BIGGEST

INFLUENCES ON HIS LIFE AND

MUSIC WAS THE CHURCH.

* BABY

Reporter: JAMES BROWN'S

STORY IS THE REAL LIFE TALE

OF RAGS-TO-RICHES WITH A FEW

BUMPS ON THE JOURNEY.

HE HAD TO FEND FOR

HIMSELF, SO HE BECAME A

HUSTLER.

Reporter: HE WRITES

ABOUT HIM IN HIS BOOK,

"UNCLOUDY DAYS."

HE GREW UP IN THE GREAT

DEPRESSION, BORN IN 1933 IN

SOUTH CAROLINA.

POORER THAN POOR, WERE HE

OWN WORDS.

HE SAID POOR PEOPLE LOOK

DOWNED ON HIM HE WAS SO

POOR.

HE CAME FROM A VERY

DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY, WHO'S

PARENTS WEREN'T IN THE

HOME.

HE WAS RAISED BY HIS AUNT.

John: AT AGE 16, LONG

BEFORE BECOMING THE

GODFATHER OF SOUL, JAMES

BROWN WENT TO A GEORGIA

JAILHOUSE FOR ARMED

ROBBERY.

IT WAS THERE THAT HIS TRUE

LOVE OF MUSIC WAS ACTUALLY

BORN.

IT IS A STORY HE SHARED WITH

CBN'S SCOTT ROSS MORE THAN

30 YEARS AGO.

WE WENT OUT AND READ THE

GOSPEL, AND THE WARDEN

TURNED ALL OF US LOOSE AND

WE STARTED SINGING.

* OUR FATHER, WHO ART IN

HEAVEN, HALLOWED BE THY

NAME *

WHILE HE WAS IN PRISON,

HE MET BOBBY BYRD, AND

BOBBY'S FAMILY WAS DEEPLY IN

THE CHURCH.

WHEN HE CAME OUT OF PRISON,

HE AND BOBBY STARTED A

GROUP.

Reporter: THE START

STARTLIGHTERS BECAME JAMES

BROWN BAND.

IF IT SOUND GOOD AND IT

FEEL GOOD, IT IS MUSICAL.

Reporter: THEIR

METEORIC RISE IN THE MUSIC

INDUSTRY IS MASTERFULLY TOLD

IN THE FEATURE FILM "GET ON

UP."

PAPA GOT A BRAND NEW

BAND.

Reporter: JACKIE

JACKSON LEADS THE ALL-STAR

CAST.

OUR MUSIC IS STILL

AFFECTED BY WHAT HE STARTED

BECAUSE IT WAS SUCH AN

INNOVATION.

Reporter: MUCH OF THAT

INNOVATION CAME FROM BROWN'S

CHILDHOOD, GROWING UP IN

CHURCH.

AT ONE POINT, HE WANTED

TO BE A PREACHER BECAUSE HE

LOVED HOW THEY STIRRED THE

AUDIENCE.

Reporter: BROWN'S

PERFORMANCES COME BACK TO

LIFE ON THE BIG SCREEN, AND

ON NEW YORK'S FAMOUS APOLLO

STAGE IN "GET ON UP."

ROCK MUSIC ROYALTY, MICK

JAGGER, IS ONE OF THE FILM'S

PRODUCERS.

THE FACT THAT SOMEONE

LIKE MICK JAGGER HAS

PRODUCED A FILM ABOUT JAMES

ABOUT, ANBROWN, AND HE

TALKS ABOUT THE THINGS HE

LIKED ABOUT JAMES BROWN, AND

ALL OF THOSE THINGS ARE

THINGS FROM THE CHURCH.

AND THAT'S THE INFLUENCE

THAT SOMETIMES WE FORGET

THAT THESE THINGS CAME FROM

CHURCH.

[APPLAUSE]

Efrem: EFREM GRAHAM,

CBN NEWS.

John: EFREM GRAHAM'S

STORY CONTAINED A CLIP FROM

SCOTT ROSS' INTERVIEW WITH

JAMES BROWN.

YOU CAN SEE MORE OF THAT

INTERVIEW ON MONDAY'S "700

CLUB."

IF YOU CAN'T WAIT UNTIL

MONDAY, YOU CAN CHECK OUT

SCOTT'S INTERVIEW NOW ON

Facebook.COM/"700 CLUB."

FOR MANY, SMART PHONES ARE

USUALLY CONNECTED TO THE

INTERNET, MAKING THEM

DIFFICULT TO SECURE AND

VULNERABLE TO HACKERS.

AND SMART PHONES CONTAIN A

GREAT DEAL OF PERSONAL

INFORMATION, INCLUDING

CONTACTS, POSSIBLE FINANCIAL

INFORMATION AND MUCH MORE.

EXPERTS WILL BE DISCUSSING

SMART PHONE SECURITY AT A

CONFERENCE NEXT WEEK, AS

COMPANIES LOOK FOR WAYS TO

PROTECT CONSUMERS AND THEIR

PHONES.

GORDON, YOU'RE A TECHIE,

WHAT DO YOU RECOMMEND PEOPLE

DO TO PROTECT THEIR SMART

PHONES AND THEIR PRIVACY?

Gordon: THIS ARTICLE,

I'VE BEEN READING IT OVER

THE PAST DAY, IT REALLY

SURPRISED ME HOW VULNERABLE

THEY WERE, WITH A HACKER

CLAIMING HE COULD GET INTO

ANY SMARTPHONE, AS LONG AS

THEIR WIRELESS CONNECTION

WAS OPEN, HE COULD GET INTO

ANY ONE OF THEM, AND HE

COULD DO ANYTHING, UP TO AND

INCLUDING DOWNLOADING ANGRY

BIRDS, IF HE WANTED TO.

THAT TELLS ME THE THING TO

DO, PARTICULARLY IF YOU'RE

IN A PUBLIC PLACE, IS TO

MAKE SURE YOUR SMART PHONE

SMARTPHONE IS ON AIRPLANE

MODE, AND THAT WILL SHUT OUT

THE HACKERS.

TERRY?

Terry: UP NEXT, TO STAY

AT HOME OR NOT TO STAY AT

HOME.

THAT'S THE QUESTION BEHIND

WHAT HAS BECOME KNOWN AS THE

MOMMY WARS.

SEE WHICH SIDE IS GAINING

NEW GROUND WHEN WE COME

BACK.

Terry: IT'S A DECISION

EVERY MOTHER FACES: DOES SHE

STAY HOME TO RAISE THE

CHILDREN OR WORK OUTSIDE THE

HOME AND LOOK FOR CHILD

CARE?

THAT QUESTION HAS SPARKED

SOME HEATED DEBATES CALLED

"THE MOMMY WARS."

JENNIFER WISHON BRINGS US

THAT STORY.

Reporter: MOTHERHOOD,

SOME CALL IT THE TOUGHEST

JOB IN THE WORLD.

I DID IT!

MAMA, LOOK WHAT I DID!

Reporter: AND IF

RAISING CHILDREN ISN'T

ENOUGH, THERE IS THE ADDED

PRESSURE OF DECIDING WHETHER

OR NOT TO LEAVE THEM WITH

SOMEONE ELSE TO WORK OUTSIDE

THE HOME.

JUST GO TO GOOGLE AND SEARCH

"STAY-AT-HOME MOMS VERSUS

WORKING MOMS," AND YOU'LL

QUICKLY SEE A THEME OF

HEATED DISCUSSIONS.

MISSY WRITES, SEEING ALL OF

THESE STAY-AT-HOME MOMS

COMPLAIN REALLY ANNOYS ME.

YOU'RE VERY LUCKY."

SHERRY SAYS, "I LIKE HOW YOU

ASSUME WORKING MOMS DO

NOTHING AT ALL.

THAT (bleep) ME OFF."

SOME OF THE MOMS I TALK TO

SAY THIS ISN'T ALWAYS AN

EASY DECISION TO MAKE AND

THEY WISH OTHER MOMS COULD

BE A LITTLE MORE

UNDERSTANDING.

Reporter: MEET NICOLE

PETERSON, WHO IS A PEDIATRIC

NURSE.

AFTER SHE AND HER HUSBAND

ADOPTED TWO CHILDREN FROM

CHINA, THEY FELT SHE HAD TO

WORK FOR FINANCIAL REASONS.

I LOVE MY FAMILY AND I

LOVE MY JOB.

I'M VERY HAPPY I HAVE BOTH.

Reporter: BUT PETERSON

SAYS IT IS NOT ALWAYS EASY,

AND ONE OF THE HARDEST PARTS

IS TRYING TO FIT IN WITH THE

STAY-AT-HOME MOMS.

YOU'RE NOT INCLUDED IN

THE CLICK WHEN YOU CAN MAKE

A CLASS PICNIC, AND

EVERYBODY KNOWS EVERYBODY.

AND IT IS REALLY HARD TO NOT

SIT THERE BY YOURSELF WITH

YOUR CHILD.

Reporter: AND PETERSON

WANTS A LITTLE MORE

UNDERSTANDING IF SHE CAN'T

MAKE ALL OF HER CHILDREN'S

SCHOOL AND SPORTING EVENTS.

I WOULD LOVE TO BE THERE

AND BE AT EVERY SCIENCE

FAIR, BUT YOU CAN'T.

I THINK THERE IS A JUDGMENT

ON BOTH WAYS.

LIKE, WHO IS THAT?

AND, I THINK THAT'S SO AND

SO'S MOM.

SHE IS NEVER AROUND.

WHICH IS TOUGH.

Reporter: NOW MEET

HAYLEY DUNSTIN FROM NORTHERN

VIRGINIA.

SHE STAYS HOME TO RAISE HER

TWO CHILDREN.

SHE STAYS HOME ALMOST

EVERY DAY.

Reporter: WHAT DO YOU

THINK ABOUT THAT?

THAT'S NICE.

Reporter: SHE SAYS HE

ALWAYS WANTED TO BE A

STAY-AT-HOME MOM AND HAD NO

PROBLEM QUITTING HER JOB

ONCE THE KIDS WERE BORN.

AND THE BEST PART OF HER

DECISION...

EVERY DAY BEING HERE AND

EXPERIENCING EVERY LITTLE

THING THEY DO AND SEEING

THEM GROW --

[SCREAMING]

AND EXPERIENCING LITTLE

THINGS LIKE THIS.

Reporter: AND SHE WANTS

WORKING MOMS TO KNOW THAT

STAY-AT-HOME MOMS FACE

UNIQUE CHALLENGES OF HER

OWN.

RARELY DOES A DAY GO BY

WHERE SHE HAS FIVE MINUTES

TO HERSELF.

I CAN UNDERSTAND HOW THEY

THINK WE SIT AROUND AND DO

NOTHING.

SOME DAYS I DON'T EVEN KNOW

WHAT I DID BECAUSE IT GOES

BY SO QUICKLY.

THERE IS STUFF I WOULD WANT,

BUT WE CAN'T AFFORD.

SO BEING ABLE TO WORK WOULD

BE NICE TO HAVE MY LITTLE

MONEY.

Reporter: BUT STILL,

MORE MOMS ARE FOLLOWING

DUNSTIN'S LEAD.

THE NUMBER OF STAY-AT-HOME

MOMS ROSE TO 29%.

REVERSING A LONG-TERM

DECLINE OVER THE PAST THREE

DECADES.

DARYL ARINGTON WITH THE LIFE

CHRISTIAN COUNSELLING

NETWORK HAS COUNSELLED MOMS

FOR DECADES.

MOMS HAVE A VITAL ROLE.

WE WOULD NOT BE HERE IF IT

WERE NOT FOR MOTHERS.

THERE IS A LOT OF STRESS IN

THAT ITSELF.

Reporter: ARINGTON SAYS

ONE OF THE BIGGEST STRUGGLES

FOR WORKING MOMS IS THE

GUILT THEY FEEL OVER LEAVING

THEIR CHILDREN TO GO TO

WORK.

HE RECOMMENDS THEY TURN TO

THE BIBLE.

IN THE CHURCH, IN RECENT

DAYS AND RECENT DECADES, IT

WAS PUT FORTH THAT THE

COMPLETENESS OF A WOMAN IS

FOUND IN THE HOME, WATCHING

OVER HER CHILDREN.

HOWEVER, IF WE LOOK AT THE

SCRIPTURES SPECIFICALLY, IN

PROVERBS 31, THAT IDEAL

WOMAN, THAT WOMAN OF HIGH

ESTEEM, THAT WOMAN IS

WORKING.

Reporter: ON THE OTHER

HAND, ARINGTON SAYS

STAY-AT-HOME MOMS TEND TO

FEEL GUILTY FOR NOT USING

THEIR DEGREES OR BRINGING

HOME A PAYCHECK.

WHATEVER, HE SAYS MOMS

SHOULD BE MORE TOL RENT.

TOLERANT.

WE SHOULD BE IN PER

PURSUIT OF NOT EVERYONE

DOING WHAT WE DO, BUT IN

PURSUIT OF OUR CALLING,

WHETHER IT IS A STATE

AT-HOME MOM OR A WORKING

MOM.

Reporter: AND ARING TON

SUGGEST ARINGTONINGTON

SUGGESTS THEY FORM A SUPPORT

GROUP.

JENNIFER WISHON, CBN NEWS.

Terry: WELL, THIS IS A

NEVER-ENDING, CHALLENGING

QUESTION.

AND I'M CERTAINLY NOT GOING

TO WEIGH IN WITH ANY SOLID

ANSWERS FOR ANYONE TODAY.

I AGREE WHOLEHEARTEDLY WITH

WHAT THE MAN SAID AT THE END

OF THAT, THAT WE NEED TO

SUPPORT EACH OTHER IN THE

DECISIONS THAT WE MAKE.

SOME WOMEN CAN'T STAY HOME

WITH THEIR CHILDREN.

SOME WOMEN ARE BETTER

MOTHERS BECAUSE THEY DON'T

STAY HOME WITH THEIR

CHILDREN.

AND SOME WOMEN WON'T MISS A

SECOND OF EVERY SPECIAL

THING THAT HAPPENS WITH

THEIR KIDS.

ALL TOGETHER WE ARE A PART

OF SOCIETY, OF UNDER GIRDING

SOCIETY WITH SOLID

FAMILIES.

LET'S SUPPORT EACH OTHER IN

THAT, AND LET'S LOVE EACH

OTHER'S KIDS AS WELL AS OUR

OWN SO WE CAN MAKE THE

DECISIONS THAT WORKS FOR OUR

FAMILY.

Gordon: WE WENT TO

Facebook TO ASK A

QUESTION, IF YOU'RE A

WORKING MOM, DO YOU DO SO

OUT OF NECESSITY OR IS IT A

PREFERENCE.

JESSICA SAYS, "I WORK

BECAUSE I HAVE TO.

I FEEL NO ILL-WILL TOWARDS

STAY-AT-HOME MOMS.

I FEEL SAD BECAUSE I'M

MISSING OUT ON MY TIME WITH

MY DAUGHTER.

I'VE BEEN PRAYING FOR A JOB

CLOSER TO HOME SO I DON'T

HAVE TO MISS SO MUCH TIME

WITH HER."

SANDRA SAYS, "I PREFER TO

WORK OUTSIDE THE HOME, BUT

AS A SINGLE MOM, IT IS ALSO

A NECESSITY.

I DO THINK MY CHILDREN WOULD

BE BETTER OFF IF I STAYED AT

HOME.

I THINK STAY-AT-HOME MOMS

ARE THE HARDEST WORKING

WOMEN IN AMERICA."

AND AMEN TO THAT.

WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN THE

CONVERSATION.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS GO TO

Facebook.com/the700club.

WE DO LIVE IN INTERESTING

TIMES.

I REMEMBER GROWING UP WHEN

THE NORM WAS A STATE AT-HOME

MOM, AND I'M GLAD THAT ALL

OF THESE JOB OPPORTUNITIES

HAVE OPENED UP.

BUT WE LIVE IN TIMES WHERE

IT IS A REAL ECONOMIC

NECESSITY AND YOU HAVE TO DO

IT.

Terry: MY MOM STAYED

HOME WITH US WHEN WE WERE

VERY YOUNG, AND AT A POINT

WHEN WE WERE ALL IN SCHOOL,

SHE WENT TO WORK.

I DID BOTH.

I WORKED BUT WHEN MY THIRD

ONE CAMBRIDGE, CAME HOME

AND THOUGHT, WHY AM I

KILLING MYSELF, AND I STAYED

HOME.

BUT WE DID STRUGGLE FOR A

COUPLE OF YEARS, BUT I

WOULDN'T HAVE MISSED IT.

Gordon: IT IS AN

ECONOMIC STRUGGLE.

Terry: YES.

NO MOM'S JOB IS EVER DONE.

IF YOU'RE WORKING OUTSIDE

THE HOME, YOU HAVE TO TRY TO

CATCH UP WHEN YOU GET HOME.

IF YOU'RE THE MOM AT HOME,

SOMETIMES I WONDERED, HOW

DID I EVER WORK?

Gordon: EYE KNOW THIS,

I KNOW THIS, MY MOTHER IS

STILL WORKING.

AT 86, SHE IS STILL

WORKING.

RIGHT NOW SHE IS PREPARING

FOR A GRANDDAUGHTER'S

WEDDING, AND WORKING VERY

HARD TO MAKE THAT A

SUCCESS.

Terry: I ALWAYS SAY,

WHICH MIGHT NOT BE TRUE IN

YOUR CASE, IT IS USUALLY THE

MOM WHO KNOWS WHEN THE

PEANUT BUTTER JAR IS EMPTY.

Gordon: THAT'S IN MY

CASE, UNLESS I'M THE ONE

THAT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE

PEANUT BUTTER JAR BEING

EMPTY.

AND EVEN THEN, SHE'LL SAY,

YOU DON'T KNOW.

Terry: COMING UP, A

WOMAN ASKS HER HUSBAND A

VERY CHILLING QUESTION.

I SAID TO HIM, JASON, DO

YOU THINK I'M GOING TO HELL

FOR THAT ABORTION?

AND HE SAID, YOU KNOW, I

DON'T THINK I'M THE ONE TO

ANSWER THAT.

I THINK YOU NEED TO WRITE

JESUS A LETTER, AND I DO.

Terry: SEE THE RESPONSE

SHE GETS TO HER LETTER AFTER

THIS.

ñ

Terry: AS A YOUNG

WOMAN, BETH DAMON GOT

PREGNANT.

THE NEXT THING SHE KNEW, HER

BOYFRIEND WAS HOLDING A

KNIFE TO HER STOMACH AND

THREATENING TO KILL HER AND

HER UNBORN BABY.

WHAT HAPPENED NEXT HAUNTED

BETH FOR YEARS, AND LED HER

ON A RELENTLESS CHASE THAT

FINALLY ENDED IN AN AH-HAH

MOMENT.

Reporter: GROWING UP,

BETH DAMON HAD A LIFE OF

PRIVILEGE.

SHE WAS PASSIONATE ABOUT

HORSE RIDING AND WANTED TO

PURSUE IT AS A CAREER, BUT

HER PARENTS TOLD HER IT

COULD ONLY BE A HOBBY.

THEY WANTED ME TO GROW UP

AND GO TO COLLEGE AND BE A

CAREER WOMAN.

AS AN ONLY CHILD, I WAS USED

TO GETTING WHAT I WANTED.

AND WHEN I DIDN'T GET WHAT I

WANTED, I WENT DIRECTLY TO

THE MOST DRASTIC MEASURE TO

GET ATTENTION.

Reporter: AS A TEEN,

SHE BEGAN TO REBEL AGAINST

HER PARENTS BY SNEAKING OUT,

DRINKING, AND CUTTING.

I THINK THAT IT WAS A

SCREAM FOR ATTENTION.

I WAS STILL VERY ANGRY AND

VERY HURT THAT THINGS --

THAT THE CAREER CHOICE THAT

I WANTED TO GO TO WAS NOT

TAKEN SERIOUSLY BY MY

PARENTS.

Reporter: AT 16, BETH

CONTINUED TO PUSH THE

LIMITS.

ONE NIGHT SHE WAS ARRESTED

FOR DRUNKEN DRIVING.

THAT'S WHEN HER PARENTS

DECIDED TO SEND HER OFF TO

BOARDING SCHOOL.

SHE GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL

AND STARTED COLLEGE, BUT SHE

COULDN'T BALANCE THE BOOKS

AND HER NEW DRUG HABIT.

THERE WAS A VOID TO

FILL.

AND I FILLED IT WITH THE

EXCITEMENT OF PARTYING AND

DRUGS.

AND I STARTED GETTING INTO

L.S.D. IN COLLEGE, AND I

LOST MY SCHOLARSHIP.

Reporter: SHE DIDN'T

GIVE UP THE NIGHT LIFE.

SHE MET A MAN IN A BAR AND

FELL IN LOVE.

BUT SHE SAYS HE STARTED TO

ABUSE HER.

THEN BETH BECAME PREGNANT,

AND SHE SAYS HE PULLED A

KNIFE ON HER WHEN HE FOUND

OUT.

HE DENIED BEING THE

FATHER TO THE CHILD.

AND HE HELD THE KNIFE TO MY

STOMACH AND SAID HE WAS

GOING TO GUT ME AND THE SON

THAT WASN'T HERS.

Reporter: FEARFUL OF

HER BOYFRIEND, SHE CHOSE TO

HAVE AN ABORTION.

I REMEMBER AT THE CLINIC,

THE RECEPTIONIST -- I WAS

CRYING, FILLING OUT THE

PAPERWORK.

AND SHE SAID, HONEY, IT IS

NOT GOING TO HURT A BIT.

WE'LL TAKE GOOD CARE OF

YOU.

AND I LOOKED AT HER AND I

SAID, I'M NOT CRYING BECAUSE

I'M AFRAID IT IS GOING TO

HURT.

I'M CRYING BECAUSE OF WHAT

I'M DOING.

I NEVER REALLY FORGAVE

MYSELF FOR HAVING THAT

ABORTION.

Reporter: SHE TURNED TO

METHAMPHETAMINE TO FILL THE

EMPTINESS AND IT WAS

INSTANTLY ADDICTED.

DESPITE THE ABUSE, BETH

MARRIED HER BOYFRIEND AND

GAVE BIRTH TO TWO CHILDREN.

I HAD ALREADY DECIDED I

WAS GOING TO HELL FOR HAVING

AN ABORTION.

I FIGURED ITWOUL I WOULD BE

STERILE FOR THE REST OF MY

LIFE.

SO WHEN I FOUND OUT I WAS

PREGNANT, I WAS ABSOLUTELY

OVERJOYED.

Reporter: SHE SAYS

AFTER SEVERAL YEARS OF

ABUSE, SHE DIVORCED HER

HUSBAND.

LATER SHE MET JASON AND QUIT

USING METH.

BUT THE COUPLE STARTED

ABUSING PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.

JASON WAS DRUNK ONE NIGHT

WHEN HE JUMPED OUT OF A

MOVING CAR AFTER AN ARGUMENT

WITH BETH.

DURING HIS RECOVERY, JASON

REPENTED, GAVE UP DRUGS, AND

SURRENDERED TO GOD.

I PICKED UP THE BIBLE,

STARTED READING IT, AND HE

STARTED CHANGING MY HEART.

I WOULD READ A STORY AND

THEN I WOULD IMMEDIATELY

COME TO HER AND SHOW IT TO

HER.

HE WOULD READ ME

DIFFERENT SCRIPTURES, AND

BEFORE YOU KNEW IT, HE

TURNED ON THE CHRISTIAN

TELEVISION.

AND THEN I WAS GETTING INTO

IT.

AND I SAID TO HIM, JASON, DO

YOU THINK I'M GOING TO HELL

FOR THAT ABORTION?

AND HE SAID, YOU KNOW, I

DON'T THINK I'M THE ONE TO

ANSWER THAT.

I THINK YOU NEED TO WRITE

JESUS A LETTER.

AND I DID.

Reporter: WITH PEN AND

PAPER, BETH POURED OUT HER

HEART TO GOD.

I SAID TO JESUS THAT I

WOULD LIKE TO ASK FOR

FORGIVENESS FOR THE ABORTION

I HAD.

AND I SAID THAT I REALIZE

NOW WHY YOU WENT TO THE

CROSS.

AND I COULD FEEL MY HEART

RESPONDING TO THE WORDS THAT

I HAD WRITTEN.

Reporter: BETH REALIZED

THE LETTER WAS MORE THAN

WORDS ON A PAGE.

I READ IT OUT LOUD, WHAT

I HAD WRITTEN, AND THAT'S

WHEN I REALIZED WHAT JESUS

HAD DONE.

I KNEW THE MEANING OF THE

CROSS.

I KNEW THE MEANING OF

FORGIVENESS.

IF HE COULD FORGIVE ME FOR

KILLING MY OWN LITTLE BABY

BABY, THAT'S WHEN IT ALL

BECAME REAL.

Reporter: SHE FORGAVE

HER FIRST HUSBAND.

SHE SAYS THE HOLE IN HER

HEART IS NOW FILLED WITH

TRUE LOVE.

I FOUND IN JESUS

EVERYTHING THAT I HAD BEEN

SEARCHING FOR, CHASING DOWN

BOYS, CHASING DOWN DRUGS,

CHASING DOWN A PARTY,

CHASING DOWN COMPANY.

JESUS HAS BEEN MY AH-HAH

MOMENT, MY "THIS IS WHAT

I'VE BEEN MISSING."

Reporter: TODAY BETH IS

DRUG-FREE, SHE IS JASON'S

WIFE, AND A STAY-AT-HOME

MOTHER.

SHE IS THANKFUL FOR A NEW

START.

IF ANYONE IS IN CHRIST,

HE IS A NEW CREATION.

OLD THINGS HAVE PASSED

AWAY.

Terry: WOULDN'T YOU

LIKE A START-OVER?

WHERE DO YOU FIND THAT IN

LIFE TODAY?

YOU KNOW, MOST OF US MAKE

DECISIONS THAT WE DEEPLY

REGRET AT SOME POINT IN OUR

LIVES.

WE OPERATE OUT OF OUR

SELFISHNESS, OUR IM MATCH

IMMATURITY, AND IT CAN RUIN

YOU, EMOTIONALLY,

SPIRITUALLY,

PSYCHOLOGICALLY, AND EVEN

PHYSICALLY.

GOD IS THE ONLY ONE, JESUS

CHRIST -- AS BETH SAID SO

CLEARLY, HE CAME AND

REDEEMED HER.

HE BROUGHT HER BACK FROM THE

SIN THAT ENTANGLED HER, THAT

HAD DEFINED WHO SHE WAS,

THAT HAD LEFT HER NOT

KNOWING WHETHER SHE WAS

GOING TO HEAVEN, GOING TO

HELL.

A SIN THAT PLAGUED HER, THAT

HAS MADE HER FEEL GUILTY AND

SHAMED AND DIRTY.

AND JESUS SAID, I WANT YOU

TO BE MINE.

AND SHE GOT IT.

AND THAT'S WHAT I HOPE YOU

CAN TAKE AWAY FROM THAT

STORY TODAY, THAT THAT IS

WHY JESUS WENT TO THE

CROSS.

BECAUSE YOU AND I, WITHOUT

HIM, ARE A MESS.

THAT'S WHY HE SAID, I AM THE

VINE, YOU ARE THE BRANCHES;

APART FROM ME YOU CAN DO

NOTHING.

NOTHING THAT MATTERS.

AND YET THE MOST SIGNIFICANT

ASPECT OF THAT IS THAT WE

CAN TAP INTO THE VINE

WHOLLY.

THAT WE CAN TAP INTO HIM.

WE CAN KNOW HIM.

HE IS WAITING FOR US TO

INVITE HIM.

TO SAY, I LOVE YOU, GOD, I

NEED YOU, AND I KNOW WHO I

AM WITHOUT YOU.

I'M THAT SINNER THAT MADE

THOSE CHOICES THAT ALMOST

RUINED MY LIFE, AND MAYBE

RUINED OTHER PEOPLE'S

LIVES.

BUT TODAY I'M COMING TO YOU

WITH REMORSE AND SHAME AND

HUMILITY AND SAYING, JESUS,

BE THE SAVIOR OF MY SOUL.

JESUS, REDEEM ME.

JESUS, GIVE ME A SECOND

START, A BRAND NEW

BEGINNING, A FRESH HOPE, A

FRESH UNDERSTANDING OF LIFE

AND WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT.

YOU KNOW, YOU CAN HAVE THAT

TODAY.

THE GREAT THING IS YOU CAN'T

EARN IT.

YOU CAN'T CLEAN YOUR LIFE UP

ENOUGH TO BE GOOD ENOUGH FOR

IT.

IF WE COULD CLEAN OUR LIVES

UP, WE WOULD DO IT, WOULDN'T

WE?

WHO WANTS TO LIVE WITH ALL

OF THAT JUNK?

BUT WE CAN'T.

AND YET IN THE MIDST OF THAT

DARKNESS AND THAT LOSS AND

THAT CHAOS COMES A SAVIOR.

ONE, WHO WHEN HE WAS HERE

AND PAID THAT PRICE 2,000

YEARS AGO, SAW YOU AND KNEW

YOU.

THE BIBLE SAYS HE KNEW YOU

BEFORE YOU WERE EVER FORMED

IN YOUR MOTHER'S WOMB.

HE KNEW THAT TODAY, THIS

DAY, YOU WOULD HEAR THIS

MESSAGE.

AND YOU WOULD UNDERSTAND

THAT THE INVITATION IS FOR

YOU.

SO WILL YOU RECEIVE IT?

YOU KNOW, EVERY INVITATION

THAT GOES OUT HAS AN RSVP.

HOW ARE YOU GOING TO REPLY?

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KNOW

JESUS, STOP WHAT YOU'RE

DOING AND PRAY WITH ME RIGHT

NOW.

JESUS, I WANT TO KNOW YOU AS

MY SAVIOR, AS MY LORD.

I'VE DONE IT MY WAY, AND I

HAVE BLOWN IT TIME AND TIME

AGAIN.

AND IT'S ALMOST HARD TO

BELIEVE I COULD ACTUALLY GET

A DO-OVER, A START-OVER FROM

YOU.

I WANT IT.

I WANT YOU.

I RECOGNIZE THAT YOU PAID A

PRICE FOR ME, FOR MY

FOOLISHNESS, FOR MY SIN, FOR

MY MISTAKES, AND I'M ASKING

YOU TO FORGIVE ME, GOD.

YOU KNOW EACH AND EVERY TIME

THAT I'VE OFFENDED YOU, THAT

I'VE HEART SOMEONE ELSE,

THAT I'VE HARMED MYSELF.

I'M ASKING YOU TO FORGIVE ME

WHOLLY.

OH, GOD, TEACH ME HOW TO

LIVE FOR YOU.

SHOW ME THE WAY.

SHOW ME HOW TO WALK IN YOUR

PATH AND GIVE ME A FRESH WAY

OF THINKING AND A NEW HEART,

ONE THAT WANTS TO OBEY, THAT

WANTS TO RECEIVE YOUR LOVE,

AND GIVE YOU MINE.

I'M ASKING YOU TO CHANGE MY

HEART AND MY LIFE TODAY SO

THAT I CAN LIVE FOR YOU.

AND I'M ASKING THIS IN

JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

IF YOU'VE ASKED, THEN IT'S

NOT SOMETHING YOU EARN.

IT'S YOURS.

SO RECEIVE IT NOW.

WHAT DO YOU DO NOW THAT

YOU'VE PRAYED THAT PRAYER?

WE'VE GOT A PACKET FOR YOU,

AND IT'S CALLED "A NEW

DAY."

WHAT DO YOU DO NOW?

HOW DO YOU LIVE THE

CHRISTIAN LIFE?

THIS IS YOURS, AND IT'S

FREE.

AND THE NUMBER IS FREE, TOO,

1-800-759-0700.

JUST CALL AND SAY, I JUST

PRAYED WITH THAT LADY ON TV,

AND I WOULD LIKE THE "NOW

DAY" PACKET, AND WE'LL GET

IT OUT TO YOU RIGHT AWAY.

Gordon: UP NEXT, THE

NAVY WIFE WHO IS HOLDING

DOWN THE FORT ON THE

HOMEFRONT.

WHEN HE E-MAILS US, I

KNOW HE IS WORRIED ABOUT US

HERE AT HOME.

AND I DON'T WANT HIM TO

WORRY ABOUT US.

I WANT HIM TO KNOW I'M DOING

MY BEST TO KEEP EVERYTHING

UNDER CONTROL.

Gordon: WATCH HOW THIS

MILITARY FAMILY GETS ALL OF

THE SUPPORT THEY NEED.

WELCOME BACK TO "THE 700

CLUB."

FOR THIS CBN NEWS BREAK.

AN AMERICAN CHRISTIAN HELD

IN NORTH KOREA SAYS HE FEELS

ABANDONED BY THE UNITED

STATES GOVERNMENT.

KENNETH BAE HAS BEEN

IMPRISONED FOR NEARLY TWO

YEARS.

IN AN INTERVIEW WITH A

NEWSPAPER BASED IN JAPAN,

BAE SAYS NOTHING SEEMS TO BE

HAPPENING IN HIS CASE.

AND HE IS AFRAID OF BEING

SENT BACK TO A LABOR CAMP.

BAE'S SISTER SAYS IT IS THE

FIRST TIME THEY HAVE HEARD

FROM HIM SINCE APRIL.

AND SHE CALLED ON THE WHITE

HOUSE TO DO MORE TO SECURE

HIS RELEASE.

BAE IS ONE OF THREE

AMERICANS HELD IN NORTH

KOREA.

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS

HELPING TO FEED HUNGRY

CHILDREN IN PERU.

THIS BOY AND HIS PARENTS

LIVE AND A VERY POOR

COMMUNITY.

RECENTLY THEIR PA POTATO

CROP BECAME INFESTED WITH

WORMS.

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS

MAKING SURE EDSON AND OTHER

CHILDREN IN HIS COMMUNITY

DON'T GO HUNGRY BY PROVIDING

DAILY MEALS THROUGH A

FEEDING PROGRAM AT THEIR

SCHOOL.

AND TEAMS ARE PROVIDING

WATER BACKPACKS THAT ALLOW

THEM TO CARRY SAFE DRINKING

WATER HOME.

YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE ABOUT

"OPERATION BLESSING" BY

GOING TO THEIR WEBSITE AT

OB.ORG.

GORDON AND TERRY WILL BE

BACK WITH MORE OF "THE 700

CLUB" RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Gordon: WELL, LIFE IS

ROUGH FOR MILITARY FAMILIES,

WITH MULTIPLE MOVES AND

DEPLOYMENTS, AND THAT'S

ESPECIALLY TRUE FOR JOE AND

CRYSTAL FORBES, WHO HAVE A

SPECIAL-NEEDS CHILD.

TAKE A LOOK.

Reporter: CRYSTAL

FORBES IS A MILITARY WIFE

WHO KEEPS THINGS RUNNING

SMOOTHLY WHILE HER HUSBAND,

JOE, IS AWAY.

WHEN JOE DEPLOYED FOR NINE

MONTHS ON THE AIRCRAFT

CARRIER U.S.S. TRUMAN, HER

ATTITUDE STAYED POSITIVE.

I SUPPORT MY HUSBAND

100%.

I DO MY WIFELY JOBS AND MY

MOTHERLY JOBS, AND THAT'S

WHAT I'M HERE TO DO.

Reporter: SHE IS THE

PRIMARY CARETAKER FOR HER

SON, NICHOLAS, WHO HAS

CEREBRAL PALSY.

MOMMY DID PICK YOU UP

FROM SCHOOL.

Reporter: WHILE JOE WAS

DEPLOYED, CRYSTAL HAD A LOT

OF EXPENSES.

HER VAN NEEDED EXPENSIVE

TRANSMISSION WORK, AND THE

FAMILY OWED THOUSANDS IN CO

-PAY'S FROM NICHOLAS'

MEDICAL BILLS.

I DON'T WANT HIM TO WORRY

ABOUT US.

I WANT HIM TO KNOW I'M DOING

MY BEST TO KEEP EVERYTHING

UNDER CONTROL SO HE DOESN'T

HAVE TO WORRY.

Reporter: CBN TEAMED UP

WITH TABERNACLE CHURCH IN

NORFOLK, VIRGINIA, TO MAKE

THIS SITUATION EASIER.

THEY MET CRYSTAL AT A LOCAL

DEALERSHIP AND TOLD HER THAT

CBN WAS FA PAG PAYING FOR

THE TRANSMISSION.

AND CRYSTAL HAD TURNED OFF

JOE'S PHONE TO SAVE MONEY,

AND THAT MEANT SHE COULDN'T

TALK TO JOE WHEN THEY PULLED

INTO PORT.

SO CBN TURNED THE PHONE BACK

ON.

AND THEN THERE WERE THOSE

LARGE MEDICAL BILLS.

WE'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO

GET THEM DOWN TO ZERO.

WE'RE GOING TO PAY THE

BILLS, AND THAT WAY YOU

WON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT

THAT.

THANK YOU.

I'M SHOCKED.

I FEEL LIKE I'M GOING TO

BREAK DOWN.

I'M THANKFUL.

Reporter: WITHOUT THE

FINANCIAL STRESS, CRYSTAL

COULD FOCUS ON NICHOLAS,

WHILE WAITING FOR DADDY TO

COME HOME.

OR FAMILY IS VERY

THANKFUL TO CBN, "HELPING

THE HOMEFRONT," AND THE

TABERNACLE CHURCH OF NORFOLK

FOR ALL THEY'VE DONE FOR

US.

Gordon: AND THANK YOU,

IF YOU'RE A MEMBER OF "THE

700 CLUB."

IF YOU'RE NOT A MEMBER, GIVE

US A CALL, 1-800-759-0700,

AND SAY, YES, I WANT TO BE A

PART OF IT, OF EVERYTHING

YOU'RE DOING AROUND THE

WORLD.

HOW MUCH IS IT?

JUST $20 A MONTH, 65 CENTS A

DAY.

IF YOU WANT TO MAKE A

SPECIAL GIFT TO HELPING THE

HOMEFRONT, TO HELPING OUR

MILITARY FAMILIES -- WE WANT

TO RECOGNIZE THAT THEY'RE

SERVING, TOO, WHILE THEIR

SPOUSES ARE OFF ON MULTIPLE

DEPLOYMENTS.

WE WANT TO LET THEM KNOW

WE'RE HERE ON THE HOMEFRONT,

HELPING AS WELL.

AND WE HONOR THEIR SERVICE.

YOU CAN DESIGNATE YOUR GIFT

TO HELPING THE HOMEFRONT.

THERE IS AN EASY WAY TO DO

IT ON cbn.com, WHERE YOU

LOG ON TO THE GIVING PAGE,

AND THERE YOU CAN DESIGNATE

YOUR GIFT TO HELPING THE

HOMEFRONT, OR GIVE US A

CALL.

1-800-759-0700.

OR YOU CAN WRITE TO US AT

CBN CENTER.

TERRY?

Terry: I LOVE THAT

PROJECT.

IT'S AWESOME.

COMING UP LATER, WHAT ARE

ALL OF THESE PEOPLE SO

PALME PUMPED UP ABOUT?

YOU'RE GOING TO FIND OUT ON

TODAY'S "700 CLUB."

*

Gordon: WELL, TODAY

WE'RE LAWMPLEGIN LAUNCHING

THE NEW CBN RADIO APP YOU

JUST SAW ON THE LAST BREAK.

AND HERE TO TELL US ALL

ABOUT IT AND ALL OF THE

OTHER CBN APPS AND UPDATES

IS OUR VICE PRESIDENT OF

DIGITAL MEDIA, MIKE

STONEFIFER.

DO YOU EVER GET TO SLEEP?

IT SEEMS TO BE CHANGING SO

FAST?

NO.

NOT AT ALL.

IT'S A GOOD THING.

YOU NEVER GET BORED.

WE'RE EXCITED TODAY.

WE'VE CAUGHT THE JOY.

WE'VE GOT THE JOY.

THE CBN RADIO APP IS BEING

LAUNCHED OFFICIALLY TODAY.

AS A MATTER OF FACT, IF YOU

HAVEN'T VISITED cbn.com

AND LOOKED AT OUR MOBILE

APPS -- WE'LL GIVE YOU THE

U.R.L. IN A COUPLE OF

MINUTES.

Gordon: HOLD ON.

YOU SAY IT IS LAUNCHING, SO

YOU CAN GET IT WHERE?

IN GOOGLE PLAY STORE OR

IN THE iTUNE STORE, OR

VISIT CBN.COM/MOBILE.

WE HAVE NINE DIFFERENT

FORMATS.

WE HAVE A PRAISE, A GOSPEL,

A CHRISTIAN COUNTRY, WE HAVE

A NEWS CHANNEL --

Gordon: CHRISTMAS

MUSIC?

YES, WE DO.

Gordon: I COULD LISTEN

TO CHRISTMAS MUSIC TODAY?

YOU COULD LISTEN TO

CHRISTMAS MUSIC TODAY.

WE HAVE COOL FEATURES ON THE

APP.

THE APP ALSO HAVE AN ALARM

CLOCK, AND YOU CAN SET THE

ALARM FOR REMINDERS OR A

WAKEUP.

THE OTHER THINGS THAT WOULD

BE INCLUDED --

Gordon: SO YOU CAN STOP

THE MUSIC --

WITHOUT A DOUBT.

BUT I DON'T KNOW WHY YOU

WOULD WANT TO DO THAT.

Gordon: IF YOU WANT TO

DANCE LIKE THE PEOPLE IN

THAT SPOT --

YES.

AND WE HAVE AN OPEN MIC.

I WAS TALKING TO THE GANG IN

THE SHOP, AND WHAT'S GOING

ON IS THE PEOPLE ARE TAKING

THIS AND SENDING US SONG

SUGGESTIONS.

WE'RE GETTING TESTIMONIES.

WE'RE GETTING PEOPLE TO ASK

US FOR PRAYER.

ON THE APP YOU CAN CLICK ON

AND ASK FOR PRAYER.

WE'RE REALLY, REALLY EXCITED

ABOUT THIS TODAY.

Gordon: CAN YOU PROGRAM

YOU'RE OWN MUSIC?

NOT YET, BUT THAT IS

COMING.

I WOULD SAY THAT WOULD BE

LATE FALL.

BY CHRISTMAS, I WOULD LIKE

TO SAY YOU COULD PICK YOUR

DIFFERENT JA GENRES AND

BUILD YOUR MUSIC.

Gordon: WHAT ARE THE

OTHER APPS WE'RE DOING?

CAN WE TALK ABOUT THE

WEBSITE, TOO?

Gordon: I WANT TO TALK

ABOUT APPS FIRST.

THE "700 CLUB" APP IS

GOING TO BE DEVELOPED.

Gordon: ON THAT ONE,

YOU CAN WATCH ALL OF THE

SHOWS AND EVEN GET DOWN TO

THE SEGMENTS, IF YOU WANT

JUST A PIECE OF IT.

YES.

AND YOU'LL HAVE CBN NEWS,

AND YOU CAN STAY UP TO

DATE.

AND THE NEXT ONE WE'LL BE

LAUNCHING IN A FEW WEEKS

WILL BE THE MY CBN APP.

A GREAT APP FOR COMMUNITY,

FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO PRAY

FOR ONE ANOTHER, AND THE

DAILY DEVOTIONAL.

Gordon: SO ON THE APP,

I CAN INVITE PEOPLE TO COME

AND WE CAN HAVE A PRAYER

MEETING ON THE APP?

YES.

YES, YOU CAN.

WE'RE REALLY, REALLY EXCITED

ABOUT THAT ONE.

WE'VE GOT TV APPS THAT ARE

COMING OUT.

THAT WILL BE SPECIFICALLY

VIDEO-DRIVEN, SO PEOPLE WHO

WANT TO WATCH SEGMENTS, WHO

WANT TO WATCH THE WHOLE

SHOW, ALL OF THAT WILL BE

DELIVERED THROUGH THE CBN TV

APP.

Gordon: AND THAT YOU'RE

GOING TO PUT ON OTHER

DEVICES?

RIGHT.

Gordon: IF I HAVE A

SMART TV, HOW CAN I GET IT?

YOU GO INTO THE SAMSUNG.

SAMSUNG HAS ITS OWN APP

STORE.

VIZIO AND L.G. HAVE THEIR

OWN APP STORES.

AND PEOPLE WHO HAVE XBOXES,

IT WILL BE DELIVERED THROUGH

THAT.

Gordon: IF I WANT TO

WATCH "THE 700 CLUB," I TURN

ON MY TV AND CLICK ON THE

APP, AND I CAN WATCH IT WHEN

I WANT?

YES, YOU CAN.

TIME SHIFTING, OR WHATEVER

THEY CALL IT.

ALL OF THAT IS COMING.

WE'RE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT

BEING ON ALL OF THE

PLATFORMS.

THERE ARE SO MANY

PLATFORMS --

Gordon: YEAH.

I'M GETTING CONFUSED.

EACH ONE OF THE

MANUFACTURERS HAS THEIR OWN

PLATFORM, AND THEN THERE ARE

ALL OF THESE BOXES THAT GO

ALONG WITH IT.

BUT IT IS GREAT THAT WE'RE

GETTING ACCESS, AND IT'S

GREAT WE'RE BEING

INNOVATIVE.

ALL RIGHT, NOW WE'LL GET TO

THE BIG PICTURE, WHICH IS

YOU'RE CHANGING cbn.com,

WHICH IS GOING TO UPSET

PEOPLE BECAUSE WHAT HAPPENED

TO THE STUFF I LIKE.

RIGHT.

EXACTLY.

BUT WE'RE GOING TO MAKE IT

VERY, VERY EASY FOR FOLKS.

AND WE'RE GOING TO ASK FOR

FEEDBACK.

PROBABLY IN A FEW WEEKS,

WE'LL START BETA TESTING A

NEW CBN.COM.

Gordon: WHAT IS THAT

BETA TEST I JUST DID?

WHICH ONE, ON THAT ONE?

[LAUGHTER]

Gordon: AREN'T WE

ALREADY THERE?

WE'RE CLOSE, REAL CLOSE.

Gordon: I WAS JUST

LOOKING AT A MOCK-UP.

THE NAVIGATION HAS BEEN

SIMPLIFIED.

THE BIG THING HERE, TRULY,

IS IT IS ONE WEBSITE FOR ALL

SCREENS.

Gordon: SO THAT MEANS

IT IS SCALABLE?

YES.

Gordon: WHEN I GO TO

THE cbn.com ON MY

SMARTPHONE OR TABLET, IT

WILL RESPOND TO THAT

SCREEN?

YES.

AND THE TECH WORLD

RESPONDS.

Gordon: IN MY WORLD, IT

JUST MEANS I CAN USE IT.

[LAUGHTER]

EXACTLY.

SO THAT'S COMING OUT.

THE OTHER WEBSITES -- WE'VE

GOT OTHER THINGS IN THE

WORKS.

IT IS GOING TO BE A REAL,

REAL TREMENDOUS YEAR FOR

US.

Gordon: ONE OF THE

THINGS I'M REALLY EXCITED

ABOUT IS THE NEW "SUPERBOOK"

BIBLE APP.

WHAT ARE WE UP TO NOW IN

DOW DOWNLOADS, HALF A

MILLION?

YEAH.

OVER THAT.

PROBABLY 600,000.

WHEN YOU LOOK AT THAT, IT IS

PRETTY AMAZING BECAUSE IN

THE FIRST SIX MONTH OF THIS

YEAR, WE'VE HAD 150,000 KIDS

GIVE THEIR HEARTS TO

CHRIST.

THAT'S THROUGH "SUPERBOOK"

TV AND THROUGH THE

"SUPERBOOK" BIBLE APP.

OKAY?

I BELIEVE THERE WERE OVER

30,000 OF THOSE KIDS GIVING

THEIR HEARTS TO CHRIST ON

THE BIBLE APP ALONE.

THAT'S HUGE.

THAT'S TREMENDOUS.

AND WE'RE DOING MORE THINGS

TO BUILD UP THE --

Gordon: SO IF I'M A

PARENT, I CAN, LITERALLY, ON

THE DEVICE THAT MY CHILD

WANTS TO USE ALL DAY LONG, I

CAN HAVE A BIBLE FOR THEM

THAT IS THEN LINKED INTO ALL

OF THE "SUPERBOOK" STORIES?

YES.

Gordon: SO IF THERE HAS

BEEN A "SUPERBOOK" EPISODE

ON THAT PORTION OF THE

BIBLE, YOU CAN WATCH THE

CHARACTERS.

YOU CAN SEE HOW "SUPERBOOK"

INCORPORATED THAT, AND IT'S

ALL EASY TO USE FOR A KID?

YES.

KID-FRIENDLY.

VERY KID-FRIENDLY.

KIDS LOVE IT.

Gordon: CAN ADULTS USE

IT, TOO?

OH, YEAH.

A LOT OF ADULTS USE IT.

THE TESTIMONIES ARE

PHENOMENAL.

BUT GOING BACK TO THE APPS

AND THE NEW WEBSITE, YOU

KNOW WE'VE DISCUSSED IT, THE

NUMBER OF TELUS IN THIS

TELEVISIONS ARE 300 MILLION

GLOBALLY, AND THEN YOU GET

1.5 BILLION MOBILE DEVICES.

WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT THAT

IT'S MINE BOGGLING.

Gordon: WHEN I THINK

ABOUT IT, I THINK JUST ONE

THOUGHT: WHEREVER PEOPLE ARE

WATCHING FOR MEDIA, I WANT

CBN TO BE THERE BECAUSE I

WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY CAN

HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO HEAR

A GOSPEL MESSAGE, TO WATCH A

TESTIMONY, TO SEE THAT JESUS

IS THE SAME YESTERDAY,

TODAY, AND FOREVER, AND HE

IS STILL CHANGING LIVES.

I ALSO WANT TO MAKE SURE

THAT ALL OF THE DISCIPLESHIP

MATERIALS THAT WE'VE

DEVELOPED OVER 50 YEARS CAN

BE AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE IN

MULTIPLE LANGUAGES.

AND ONE OF THE BEST WAYS TO

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Gordon: BE A PART OF

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WE'RE CLOSING IN ON

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