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The 700 Club - August 13, 2014

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MILE-HIGH IN COLORADO.

WE HAVE MARIJUANA GUMMY

BEARS, CUPCAKES, SODA.

Wendy: BUT NOT EVERYONE

IS ALONG FOR THE RIDE.

THERE ISN'T A LIFE OUT

THERE THAT IS WORTH GOING

DOWN THIS ROAD.

Wendy: AND THEN...

YOUR SON IS ALIVE, BUT

BARELY.

HIS BRAIN WAS DESTROYED AND

FILLED WITH BIRD-SHOT

PELLETS.

Wendy: ...A MEDICAL

MIRACLE.

MEDICINE CANNOT EXPLAIN

THIS.

*

Pat: WELL, WELCOME TO

THIS EDITION OF "THE 700

CLUB."

THE ISLAMIC TERRORISTS,

ISIS, IN IRAQ, HAVE NOW

THEIR OWN WEAPON OF MA OF

MASS DESTRUCTION.

WHAT IS IT?

A DAM.

AND IF THE DAM, AROUND

MOSUL, IF IT BREAKS, COULD

RELEASE A MONSTEROUS WAVE OF

WATER.

Wendy: THAT'S RIGHT,

PAT.

THE DAM IS SO POORLY BUILT,

IT MAY COLLAPSE ON ITS OWN

IF IT ISN'T PROPERLY

MAINTAINED.

CHRIS MITCHELL BRINGS US

THIS STORY FROM IRBIL.

Reporter: ISIS ALSO

CAPTURED WHAT MIGHT BE THE

BIGGEST WEAPON OF ALL IN

IRAQ, THE COUNTRY'S LARGEST

DAM.

THE NIGHTMARE SCENARIO FOR

THE WORLD IS WHEN A

TERRORIST GROUP GETS THEIR

HANDS ON A WEAPON OF MASS

DESTRUCTION.

NOW ISIS HAS DONE JUST

THAT.

WHEN IT CAPTURED THE MOSUL

DAM, EXPERTS KNEW THE GROUP

HAD A NEW WEAPON OF TERROR.

WE BUILT THIS DAM LIKE AN

ATOMIC BOMB.

Reporter: THIS KURDISH

ENGINEER WARNS THE MOSUL

DAM, CALLED THE MOST

DANGEROUS DAM IN THE BEST OF

TIMES, NOW REPRESENTS A

TICKING TIME BOMB IN THE

HANDS OF ISIS.

I THINK NOW IT IS TOO

DANGEROUS.

IF NOT BLASTED BY ISIS, THE

DAM WILL DESTROY ITSELF

BECAUSE THERE IS NOBODY

THERE TO REHABILITATE IT.

Reporter: HE SAYS THE

DAM WAS BUILT ON POOR SOIL,

NEEDS A REGULAR INFUSION OF

GROUT TO STABILIZE IT, AND

WAS POORLY DESIGNED.

THE DAM IS NOT DESIGNED

TO RESIST THIS TYPE OF

EARTHQUAKE.

Reporter: IF ISIS FAILS

TO MAINTAIN THE DAM, IT

COULD BURST.

LOCATED ABOVE MOSUL, HE SAYS

THAT WOULD BE A CATASTROPHE,

AND SEND A WALL OF WATER

60 FEET HIGH TOWARDS MOSUL

AND IT WOULD REACH ALL THE

WAY TO BAGHDAD.

MAYBE 500,000, 600,000

PEOPLE WILL BE KILLED IN ONE

DAY.

Reporter: HE SAYS THEY

SHOULD RECAPTURE AND REBUILD

THE DAM.

EVEN IF ISIS DOESN'T DESTROY

IT, THEY COULD HOLD THE

COUNTRY WITH A THREAT.

AND IN THE MEANTIME, THE

U.S. CONTINUES THEIR

AIRDROPS FOR THE YAZIDIS.

PESHMERGA TOLD CBN NEWS WHEN

THEY TAKE OVER A TOWN, ISIS

COMES IN LIKE A LAMB BUT

TURNS INTO A WOLF.

THEY SAY CALM DOWN UNTIL

THINGS GET BETTER.

THEN WHEN THEY HAVE FULL

CONTROL OF AN AREA, THEN

THEY START KILLING PEOPLE.

Reporter: THEY

THREATENED THIS IRAQI,

WORKING IN A POWER PLANT.

THEY SAID IF YOU'RE

PERSONALLY NOT GIVING BACK

THE ELECTRICITY, WE THERE

DESTROY YOUR FAMILY.

Reporter: THEIR

BARBERISM IS GOING FROM ONE

GENERATION TO THE NEXT.

THIS PICTURE OF A BOY WITH A

HEAD HAS GONE VIRAL.

AND HIS FATHER SAID, "THAT'S

MY BOY."

IT IS SO HARD TO HEAR

THESE STORIES.

IT IS THE WORK OF THE

DEVIL.

Reporter: CHRIS

MITCHELL, CBN NEWS, IRBIL,

KURDISTAN.

Pat: THANKS, CHRIS.

THE NATIONS OF THE EARTH

COMMITTED TO FREEDOM NEED TO

GET TOGETHER AND CRUSH

ISIS.

THEY NEED TO DESTROY ISIS.

NOT PLAY WITH THEM OR BRING

THEM TO JUSTICE BEFORE A

TRIBUNAL.

THEY NEED TO BE DESTROYED.

THEY ARE MONSTERS, ANIMALS.

THE BARBERISM KNOWS NO END.

I HEARD THE YAZIDIS -- AND

IT MAY NOT BE TRUE, BUT I

HEARD IT, THAT 500 PEOPLE

WERE BURIED ALIVE BY THESE

MONSTERS.

BUT, LOOK, THAT DAM IS BUILT

SO POORLY IT IS THE WORST

DAM IN THE WORLD.

AND IT HOLD BACK MILLIONS OF

TONS OF WATER.

NOW, WE HAVE A GRAPHIC, AND

I WANT TO SHOW YOU HOW IT

WORKS.

YOU SEE HOW THAT THING

HAPPENS.

IT GOES THROUGH MOSUL, AND

ALL THE WAY DOWN TO BAGHDAD

WITH THIS WALL OF WATER THAT

COMES OUT OF THIS DAM.

IF IT RUPTURES -- AND FROM

WHAT I GATHER FROM READING

ABOUT IT, IT HAS TO BE

MAINTAINED ON VIRTUALLY A

DAILY BASIS WITH SO-CALLED

GRAW GROUT BECAUSE THE

MATERIAL THEY BUILT THE DAM

WITH IS PERMEABLE, AND THE

WATER FLOWS THROUGH IT AND

IT LEAKS OUT AND IT HAS NO

STABILITY.

SO THEY HAVE TO PUT THIS

GROUT -- WELL, IT'S KIND OF

LIKE CEMENT, IN THERE TO

STABILIZE IT.

IF THEY DON'T MAINTAIN IT,

IT WILL FALL ON ITS OWN

WEIGHT.

BUT IF THEY DECIDE TO GET

CUTE AND BLOW IT UP, IT WILL

BE AN ECONOMIC DISASTER.

500,000, 600,000 PEOPLE

COULD DIE AS A TSUNAMI OF

ABOUT 70 FEET OF WATER COMES

FLOWING DOWN THAT VALLEY.

YOU SAW HOW IT WORKS.

THAT'S JUST ONE MORE THING.

YOU KNOW, YOU JUST ASK, IF

ONLY -- IF ONLY WE HAD BUILT

UP THE PESHMERGA WHEN WE HAD

A CHANCE.

IF ONLY WE HAD NOT RUN AWAY

FROM IRAQ, BUT IT HAD A

STATUS OF FORCES AGREEMENT.

IF OWN WE HAD NOT BACKED

THIS THANKLESS MALIKI AS

PRIME MINISTER.

IF ONLY WE HAD STATESMANSHIP

IN IRAQ, WE WOULDN'T BE

FACING THESE PROBLEMS NOW.

BUT NOW WE HAVE AN

ORGANIZATION THAT IS GROWING

BY LEAPS AND BOUNDS.

IT WANTS TO TAKE OVER

JORDAN.

IT WANTS TO DESTROY ISRAEL.

IT WANTS TO DESTROY ALL OF

THE NATIONS AROUND THAT PART

OF THE WORLD, AND VERY

POSSIBLY WOULD MOVE AGAINST

TURKEY OR MOVE AGAINST IRAN,

IF SUCH IS POSSIBLE.

SO IT'S NOT A GOOD THING.

WELL, ON THIS PROGRAM THERE

IS SOME GOOD NEWS COMING OUT

OF IRAQ.

KURDS FROM SYRIA HAVE

RESCUED IRA IRAQI REFUGEES

WHO HAVE BEEN STRANDED ON A

MOUNTAINTOP.

JOHN JESSUP HAS THAT STORY

FROM WASHINGTON.

HERE IS JOHN.

John: PAT, THE YAZIDIS

REFUGEES WERE STRANDED FOR

MORE THAN A WEEK WITH LITTLE

FOOD OR WATER.

BUT NOW SYRIAN KURDISH

FIGHTERS HAVE BEEN ABLE TO

GET THEM OUT OF DANGER,

CARVING OUT A PATHWAY TO

SAFETY.

GARY LANE HAS THAT STORY.

Reporter: WEAK AND

DEHYDRATED, SOME OF THE

YAZIDIS RESCUED FROM THE

MOUNTAIN HAVE MADE IT SAFELY

TO THIS REFUGEE CAMP INSIDE

SYRIA.

MANY, LIKE THIS LITTLE GIRL,

NEEDED IMMEDIATE MEDICAL

ATTENTION.

HER FEET BLISTERED FROM THE

LONG JOURNEY UP AND DOWN THE

MOUNTAIN.

( SCREAMING )

THE DISCRATION IN THE

CAMP IS STILL KIND OF

PRIMITIVE.

WE'RE TRYING TO MAKE IT

BETTER, TO INCREASE THE

TENTS.

LOTS OF PEOPLE ARE WITHOUT

TENTS.

THEY NEED TO BE INCREASED

FOR THE NUMBERS.

FOR NOW THE ESTIMATED

NUMBERS ARE 12,000 PERSONS.

Reporter: SOME OF THE

ELDERLY FELL ON THE

MOUNTAINSIDE WHILE FLEEING.

THEY'RE BEING TREATED FOR

BROKEN BONES.

THE UNITED NATIONS SAYS AS

MANY AS 150,000 MORE IRAQI

REFUGEES MAY ARRIVE HERE

WITHIN THE NEXT SEVERAL

DAYS.

A GROWING NUMBER OF IRAQIS,

ESPECIALLY CHRISTIANS, AND

SEEKING ASYLUM IN THE WEST.

THE NEW HEAD OF THE ANGLICAN

CHURCH IN AUSTRALIA,

ARCHBISHOP PHI PHILIP FREER

SAYS THEY SHOULD EMULATE

FRANCE IN HELPING THE

REFUGEES.

AND SUGGESTS THAT THE WORLD

CAN NO LONGER TURN A BLIND

EYE TO THE PERSECUTION OF

CHRISTIANS.

WHAT IS HAPPENING IN IRAQ

IS OFF THE SCALE OF THE

HUMAN TERROR THAT WE'VE SEEN

OVER RECENT YEARS.

Reporter: MEANWHILE,

THE FRENCH SAY THEY'RE NOW

SENDING ARMS TO THE KURDISH

MILITARY.

AND U.S. SECRETARY OF

DEFENSE, CHUCK HAGEL, SAYS

THE PENTAGON WILL BEEF UP

ITS PRESENCE IN NORTHERN

IRAQ.

THE PRESIDENT HAS

AUTHORIZED ME TO GO AHEAD

AND SEND ABOUT 130 NOW

ASSESSMEN130 NEW ASSESSMENT

TEAM MEMBERS UP TO THE

AREA.

Reporter: AND IT

APPEARS NOURI AL-MALIKI IS

LOSING HIS GRIP ON POWER.

A GROWING NUMBER OF MILITARY

SUPPORTERS ARE DISTANCING

THEMSELVES FROM HIS DEVISIVE

RULE.

GARY LANE, CBN NEWS.

John: THE THREE-DAY

CEASE-FIRE BETWEEN ISRAEL

AND HAMAS IS APPROACHING THE

FINAL HOURS, AND IT MAY NOT

LAST.

ISRAELI LEADERS ARE WARNING

THEY WON'T TOLERATE AN EN

CLEAVE FOR TERRORISTS IN

GAZA.

JON

Reporter: THE STAKES

ARE HIGH FOR BOTH SIDES.

GAZA MUST REBUILD FROM THE

POUNDING IT HAS ALREADY

TAKEN.

AND ISRAELIS ARE MORE THAN

WEARY AFTER A DECADE OF

ROCKET ATTACKS THAT PRODUCE

CONSTANT STRESS.

BUT THE CHANCE OF A

LONG-LASTING GEMM DON'T

LOOK GOOD.

ISRAEL'S PRIME MINISTER SAYS

IF HAMAS DOESN'T AGREE TO A

CEASE-FIRE, ISRAEL WILL

STRIKE HARDER THAN IT DID IN

THE FIRST WAVE OF "OPERATION

PROTECTIVE SHIELD."

WHETHER ISRAEL FORGES A

TEMPORARY TRUCE WITH HAMAS,

THE COUNTRY'S LEADERING CAN

COUNT ON ANOTHER WAR FROM

THE PALESTINIANS.

A SERIES OF U.N.

INVESTIGATIONS AND CRIMINAL

CHARGES IN INTERNATIONAL

COURTS.

THE U.N. HAS ALREADY NAMED

WHAT SOME IN ISRAEL CALLED A

KANGAROO COURT TO

INVESTIGATE OFFENCE

COMMITTED IN GAZA.

THE APPOINTED COMMISSION

HEAD, WILLIAM SHABAS, WON'T

EVEN SAY IF HE AGREES HAMAS

IS A TERROR GROUP.

ISRAEL HAS A DUTY TO

PROTECT ITS CITIZENS FROM

ROCKET ATTACKS BY HAMAS AND

OTHER THREATS ON

CHRISTIANS.

AT THE SAME TIME, THE

FIGHTING HAS RAISED A SERIES

OF QUESTIONS ABOUT ISRAEL'S

RESPECT FOR THE PRINCE OF

DISTINCTION.

Reporter: HAMAS,

MEANWHILE, TRIED TO RALLY

SUPPORT AMONG GAZANS IN CASE

THE MOST RECENT TRUCE

COLLAPSES, EXPOSING THE

RESIDENTS TO ANOTHER ROUND

OF FIGHTING.

JOHN WAGGI, CBN NEWS,

JERUSALEM.

UKRAINE SAYS IT WILL

BLOCK A CONVOY FROM RUSSIA

THAT THEY CLAIM IS

HUMANITARIAN AID.

THERE ARE SERIOUS CONCERNS

ABOUT THE CONVOY, WHICH

INCLUDES UP TO 280 TRUCKS.

SOME BELIEVE IT COULD BE A

PRECURSOR TO A RUSSIAN

INVASION.

THEY HAVE WARNED RUSSIA

COULD ATTACK UNDER THE GUISE

OF A HUMANITARIAN ENVOY.

IT RAISES THE POSSIBILITY OF

MORE MILITARY FIGHTING.

PAT?

Pat: WELL, THE

UKRAINIANS HAVE EVERY RIGHT

TO STUDY THIS HUGE CONVOY,

THESE TRUCKS, WHICH ARE

SEALED OFF.

DO THEY CONTAIN TROOPS?

DO THEY CONTAIN WEAPONS?

ARE THEY GOING TO BE HEADED

FOR PRO-RUSSIAN SEPARATISTS

IN THE UKRAINE, AND THIS

WOULD BE THE ARMS THEY NEED

TO FIGHT?

I MEAN, UKRAINIANS WOULDN'T

DO WHAT WE WOULDN'T DO HERE

IN THIS COUNTRY.

THEY WOULDN'T ALLOW A CONVOY

OF 200 OR SO TRUCKS TO COME

JUST STEAMING ACROSS THE

BORDER WITHOUT SOME KIND OF

INSPECTION.

BUT THE UKRAINIANS ARE

SAYING THEY OUGHT TO BE

HANDED OVER TO THE RED CROSS

AND CHECKED.

AND EVERY ONE OF THEM NEEDS

TO BE INSPECTED.

THERE IS NO QUESTION ABOUT

IT.

IT COULD LAUNCH SOME KIND OF

A PROVOCATION.

I THINK PUTIN IS LOOKING FOR

A PROVOCATION TO START A

WAR.

AGAIN, THIS IS SOMETHING WE

NEED TO DO A LOT OF PRAYING

ABOUT.

JOHN?

John: PAT, TURNING TO

HEALTH NEWS, A NEW STUDY

SHOWS THAT BEING OVERWEIGHT

OR OBESE FOR KIDS AS YOUNG

AS TWO TO SIX YEARS OLD

COULD RAISE THE RISK OF

HEART DISEASE AND DIABETES.

OVERWEIGHT OR OBESE KIDS HAD

AT LEAST ONE READING SHOW

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, HIGH

CHOLESTEROL, ELEVATED BLOOD

SUGARS OR LOW LEVELS OF GOOD

SUGARS.

THE RESULTS INDICATE THAT

DOCTORS SHOULD START

SCREENING CHILDREN YOUNGER

THAN MANY OF THEM DO NOW.

AND, PAT, DOCTORS BELIEVE

THAT EARLY SCREENING COULD

HELP SLOW OR REVERSE THE

HARMFUL EFFECTS OF EARLY

CHILDHOOD OBES SATELLITE.

Pat OBESITY.

Pat: OF COURSE IT

COULD.

BUT THE THING, LADIES AND

GENTLEMEN, LITTLE JOHNNIE

WILL SCREAM AND HAVE A

TEMPER TAN TANTRUM BECAUSE

HE WANTS HIS ICE CREAM, AND

MOMMY AND DADDY HAVE TO SAY,

LOOK, KID, HERE ARE YOUR

CARROT STRIPS.

BE QUIET.

THE CHILD CAN'T JUNK FOOD

UNLESS THE PARENT GIVES IT

TO THEM.

AND THE JUNK FOOD IS CAUSING

THESE LITTLE KIDS TO GET FAT

AND GET DIABETES.

DO YOU WANT TO KILL YOUR

KID?

YOU AREN'T BEING LOVING TO

KILL A KID.

OH, HE'S SO SWEET, I WANT TO

GIVE HIM CAKE AND ICE

CREAM.

YOU WANT TO KILL HIM AT THE

SAME TIME.

WENDY?

Wendy: THEY COULD MAKE

IT A SPECIAL OCCASION TO

HAVE THAT COOKIE, BUT NOT

EVERY DAY.

Pat: IT'S CALLED A

BIRTHDAY, ONCE A YEAR.

Wendy: TOUGH LOVE, BUT

IT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE.

Pat: REALLY, YOU HAVE

TO DO IT.

CHILDREN LOVE FRUIT.

MY GRANDCHILDREN -- ONE KID

EATS SO MUCH FRUIT YOU CAN'T

KEEP THE PLACE STOCKED.

BUT YOU WANT THEM TO EAT THE

FRUIT.

THEY EAT GRAPES AND BANANAS

AND APPLES, AND THAT'S SO

GOOD FOR THEM.

Wendy: THEY DO LOVE

IT.

UP NEXT, REEFER MADNESS IN

COLORADO.

WE HAVE MADE MARIJUANA

USE EASIER FOR KIDS, EASIER

TO CONCEAL FOR KIDS.

WE HAVE MARIJUANA GUMMY

BEARS, CUPCAKES, SODA,

VAPORIZERS THAT DELIVER

INSANELY POTENT MARIJUANA.

Wendy: THE FALLOUT FROM

DENVER'S ROCKY MOUNTAIN

HIGH, RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Pat: WELL, JOHN DENVER

WROTE THE SONG THAT SOUNDED

SO WONDERFUL, "ROCKY

MOUNTAIN HIGH," BUT HE WAS

TALKING ABOUT THE NICE,

CLEAN AIR AND THE ROCKY

MOUNTAINS.

HE WASN'T TALKING ABOUT WHAT

IS HAPPENING IN A STATE THAT

LEGALIZED MARIJUANA.

NOW EVERYBODY, EVEN THE

LITTLE KIDS, ARE GETTING

HIGH.

THEY HAVE MARIJUANA

CUPCAKES, MARIJUANA SOFT

DRINKS.

MARIJUANA GUMMY BEARS.

OH, DO YOU WANT YOUR LITTLE

EIGHTH GRADER TO BE STONED

WHEN HE GOES TO SCHOOL?

WELL, WELCOME TO COLORADO,

WHERE POT IS LEGAL.

AND THEY SAY MONEY IS

POURING IN, BUT DO THE

NEGATIVE CONSEQUENCES

OUTWEIGH THE ECONOMIC

BENEFITS.

OUR MARK MARTIN HAS THAT

STORY.

Mark: AS THE SONG GOES,

THEY SAY THE NEON LIGHTS ARE

BRIGHT ON BROADWAY.

CBN NEWS FOUND NEON LIGHTS

IN DENVER, BUT NOT TO

ADVERTISE A SHOW.

INSTEAD, THEY SIGNAL

POTENTIAL COSTUMERS THAT POT

SHOPS ARE OPEN FOR

BUSINESS.

GREEN CROSSES AND MARIJUANA

LEAVES DOT THE LANDSCAPE ON

BROADWAY IN TH THE

MILE-HIGH CITY.

IT IS AN ANTIQUE STORE,

ANOTHER ONE AND THEN A POT

SHOP.

AND THEN ANOTHER ONE FOR

MEDICAL MARIJUANA, AND

ANOTHER ONE FOR A POT SHOP.

THAT'S JUST NOT WHAT OUR

STATE SHOULD BE ABOUT.

Reporter: ONE COLORADO

RESIDENT, RON'S MAIN CONCERN

IS ALL OF THE BUZZ ATTRACTS

THE WRONG PEOPLE AND CAN

LEAD THEM DOWN THE WRONG

TRACK.

NOT ONLY HAVE I HAD THEM

COME TO SCHOOL HIGH, NOW

THAT WE HAVE eCIGARETTES

AND VAPOR PENS, WE'VE PULLED

THEM OUT OF CLASSROOMS.

THE TEACHERS ARE BEING VERY

AWARE OF WHAT IS GOING ON,

THINKING THAT A KIDS

MANNERISMS ARE MORE THAN

JUST CHEWING ON A PEN.

THEY SEE A STUDENT WITH

AN eCIGARETTE, AND A

LITTLE BIT OF HASH OIL IN

THERE.

Mark: HASH OIL THAT CAN

BE HIGHLY POTENT.

THIS IS A VAPOR PEN THAT

WAS ACTUALLY TAKEN FROM A

STUDENT BY A TEACHER IN THE

CLASSROOM.

Reporter: RON WAS THE

PRINCIPAL AT LAKEWOOD HIGH

SCHOOL FOR 17 YEARS BEFORE

RECENTLY RETIRING.

ALTHOUGH HE STRONGLY

BELIEVES THAT MARIJUANA USE

HURT THE EDUCATION OF

STUDENTS, HIS FIGHT ABOUT

LEGALIZATION IS MUCH MORE

THAN JUST MAKING SURE YOUNG

PEOPLE DO WELL IN THE

CLASSROOM.

THERE ISN'T A LIFE WORTH

GOING DOWN THIS ROAD,

WHETHER IT IS ALCOHOL,

MARIJUANA, OR TOBACCO, THERE

IS A PRICE TO PAY FOR ALL OF

IT.

AND THE BIGGEST STORY IS,

YES, THERE WILL BE SOME KIDS

THAT EXPERIMENT WITH IT.

IT HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR A

LONG TIME.

BUT OUR PERCENTAGES ARE

ALREADY UP IN THE STATE OF

COLORADO.

AND THE NUMBER OF PARENTS

AND FOLKS THAT ARE DOING

THIS IN THEIR HOMES THAT ARE

SENDING THE WRONG MESSAGE,

IT'S PRETTY CLEAR-CUT TO ME

THAT THIS ISN'T A ROAD WE

WANT TO GO DOWN.

THE DANGER IS WE HAVE

NEVER -- WE HAVE MADE

MARIJUANA USE EASIER FOR

KIDS, EASIER TO CONCEAL FOR

KIDS, AND WE'VE MADE IT MORE

APPEALING FOR KIDS.

WE HAVE MARIJUANA GUMMY

BEARS, CUPCAKES, SODA,

VAPORIZERS THAT DELIVER

INSANELY POTENT MARIJUANA

THAT KIDS CAN CONCEAL THEIR

USE.

Reporter: BOB DOYLE

HEADS THE GROUP KNOWN AS

SAM, WHICH STANDS FOR SMART

APPROACHES TO MARIJUANA.

IT IS A NATIONAL MOVEMENT

WORKING TO COUNTER THE

MARIJUANA INDUSTRY THROUGH

EDUCATION.

AS YOUR KIDS HEAD BACK TO

SCHOOL THIS FALL, LISTEN TO

THESE NUMBERS INVOLVING

STUDENTS IN COLORADO.

KIDS DON'T KNOW THE HARMS

OF MARIJUANA.

WHEN YOU LOOK AT DENVER, FOR

EXAMPLE, WHERE MOST OF THE

COMMERCIALIZATION OF

MARIJUANA HAS HAPPENED SINCE

2009.

IN COLORADO, ALMOST A THIRD

OF DENVER'S HIGH SCHOOL

STUDENTS ARE USING

MARIJUANA.

IN THE 10TH AND 12th

GRADE, IT IS 50% HIGHER THAN

THE NATIONAL AVERAGE OF

MARIJUANA USE RATE.

THE EIGHTH GRADE MARIJUANA

USE RATE IS ALMOST THREE

TIMES THE NATIONAL AVERAGE.

Reporter: IN OTHER

WORDS, ALMOST 20% OF

DENVER'S EIGHTH GRADERS

SMOKE POT.

THE STATE OF COLORADO

SURPRISED PEOPLE AROUND THE

WORLD IN NOVEMBER 2012, WHEN

RESIDENTS VOTED TO LEGALIZE

RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA FOR

ADULTS 21 AND OVER.

SUPPORTERS TAUTED THE TAX

REVENUE, BUT HAS IT LED TO A

FINANCIAL BOOST FOR THE

STATE?

ONE REPORT ESTIMATES THAT

THE LEGAL POT BUSINESS

BRINGS IN AROUND $11 MILLION

SINCE SHOPS OPENED IN

JANUARY.

ANOTHER SHOWS THAT TAX

REVENUES HAVE NOT MET

EXPECTATIONS.

FINANCIAL BENEFITS OR NOT,

COLORADO RESIDENTS LIKE BOB

DOYLE AND RON CONSTANIA

BELIEVE THE NEGATIVES ARE

ENOUGH TO REPEAL THE LAW.

THEY'RE PART OF AN

ORGANIZATION WORKING TO GET

THAT MEASURE ON THE BALLOT.

THE GROUP IS GETTING

BIGGER AND BIGGER AS THEY

SEE WHAT IS GOING ON OUT

THERE.

IT CROSSES ALL WALKS AND

TYPES OF PEOPLE WHO ARE JUST

CONCERNED, NOT JUST FOR OUR

YOUNG PEOPLE, BUT FOR ALL OF

OUR SOCIETY.

I DON'T KNOW HOW WE CAN BE

PRODUCTIVE AND HOW WE CAN BE

IN THE GAME WHEN WE'RE

HIGH.

Mark: MARK MARTIN, CBN

NEWS, DENVER.

Pat: THANKS, MARK.

YOU KNOW, I HAVE BEEN ONE

THAT HAS BEEN VERY MUCH

AGAINST THE INCREDIBLE

INCARCERATION RATE IN THE

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

WE HAVE MADE THIS COUNTRY A

NATION OF CRIMINALS.

WE HAVE THE HIGHEST

INCARCERATION RATE OF ANY

NATION ON THE FACE OF THE

EARTH.

AND MORE SO THAN MAINLAND

CHINA.

MORE SO THAN RUSSIA.

AND WHAT ARE WE DOING?

WE'RE LOCKING UP PEOPLE FOR

THE POSSESSION OF

MARIJUANA.

SO WHAT I HAVE WANTED, AND I

THINK IT IS A RIGHT CALL, IS

THE DECRIMINALIZATION OF

MARIJUANA.

BUT APPARENTLY THE NEXT STEP

IS THE LEGALIZATION OF IT,

WHICH IS A TOTALLY DIFFERENT

MATTER.

IT'S TO, YOU KNOW,

FULL-SCALE SPREAD OF THIS

STUFF, AND IT IS NOT GOOD

FOR PEOPLE'S HEALTH.

IT IS DESTROYING THEIR

MINDS.

AND IT IS DESTROYING THEIR

LUNGS.

AND ADDICTION IS PRETTY

HEAVY, AND IT IS ALSO A

GATEWAY DRUG INTO HEAVIER

STUFF LIKE CRACK COCAINE AND

HEROIN AND OTHER THINGS.

THE KIDS FIND MORE WAYS TO

DESTROY THEMSELVES.

THE CITIZENS OF COLORADO

HAVE GOT TO FACE THE ISSUE.

DECRIMINALIZATION -- WE'RE

NOT GOING TO LOCK THE PEOPLE

UP BECAUSE THEY HAVE A FEW

OUNCES OF GRASS SITTING IN

THEIR CAR.

THAT'S SMART.

BUT OPENING THE DOORS SO

LITTLE KIDS CAN BUY

MARIJUANA GUMMY BEARS --

Wendy: IT IS

DESPICABLE.

THEY'RE TARGETING KIDS WITH

MARIJUANA GUMMY BEARS AND

SOFT DRINKS.

AND THAT'S AWFUL.

BUT IT SHOULDN'T BE A MAJOR

CRIMINAL OFFENSE.

BUT AS THE GUY SAID, HOW

PRODUCTIVE CAN KIDS BE WHEN

THEY'RE STONED.

GOD BLESS THEM.

COMING UP, A SHOTGUN GOES

OFF AT CLOSE RANGE, AND A

YOUNG HUNTER IS HIT IN THE

HEAD.

GIBB'S BRAIN WAS

DESTROYED AND A LARGE

PORTION OF IT WAS GONE AND

FILLED WITH BIRD-SHOT

PELLETS.

THEY TOLD US GIBB HAD JUST

BEEN GIVEN HIS LAST RIGHTS

BY THE CHAPLAIN OF THE

HOSPITAL.

Wendy: STAY TUNED.

YOU'RE GOING TO MEET A

MIRACLE MAN WHO CHANCE OF

RECOVERY WAS LESS THAN ONE

TENTH OF 1%.

Wendy: RICHARD AND BETH

GAIL HAVE BEEN ON A JOURNEY

NO PARENT EVER WANTS TO

TAKE.

IT BEGAN ON A FALL DAY BACK

IN SEPTEMBER OF 2003.

THAT DAY RICHARD WAS

VOLUNTEERING AT THE LOCAL

HIGH SCHOOL WHEN HE GOT A

PHONE CALL THAT TOOK HIS

BREATH AWAY.

THAT MORNING WE HAD

STARTED PAINTING THE

FOOTBALL FIELD FOR THE

KIDS.

THE PHONE RANG, AND IT WAS

ACROSS THE FIELD, AND I

PICKED PICKED UP THE

TELEPHONE, AND THE VOICE ON

THE OTHER END SAID THIS IS

THE SHERIFF, AND YOU NEED TO

GET DOWN HERE IMMEDIATELY.

I COULD TELL BY THE QUIVER

IN HIS VOICE IT HAD TO BE

SERIOUS.

I COULD JUST FEEL THE AIR

COMING OUT OF MY BODYMENT.

Reporter: THE GAIL

FAMILY WAS A PICTURE-PERFECT

FAMILY, BUT THAT PICTURE WAS

SHATTERED IN 2003.

GIBB GAIL WENT DOVE HUNTING,

AND THEY PICKED UPSHOT GUNS

AND TOOK AIM.

HIS FRIEND'S GUN WENT OFF AT

CLOSE RANGE, HITTING GIBB IN

THE SIDE OF THE HEAD.

Reporter: RICHARD AND

BETH AND THEIR SON GOT IN

THEIR CAR TO MAKE THE FIVE

HOUR TRIP.

NOBODY WOULD TAKE OUR

CALL.

AND FINALLY MY DAD, A

PHYSICIAN, GOT THROUGH TO

THE CHIEF NEUROSURGEON.

HE CALLED US, AND HE SAID,

YOUR SON IS ALIVE, BUT

BARELY.

HE HAD, LITERALLY,

HUNDREDS OF PELLETS IN HIS

BRAIN SUBSTANCE.

AND HE WAS INITIALLY -- HE

HAD A VERY LOW GLASCO COMA

SCORE, AND HE WAS IN AND OUT

OF CONSCIOUSNESS.

I CAN REMEMBER ALL THE

WAY DOWN THERE HEARING MY

WIFE CALLING EVERYONE AND

SAYING, PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR

SON.

PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR SON.

PLEASE WAS ONE OF THE

ONLY WORDS WE COULD UTTER

OUT LOUD.

PLEASE.

IN MY HEAD, IT WAS GOD,

PLEASE KEEP HIM ALIVE AT

LEAST UNTIL WE CAN GET

THERE.

Reporter: WHEN THE

GAILS TIMELY REACHED THE

HOSPITAL, THEY REALIZED IT

WAS AS BAD AS THEY FEARED.

OBVIOUSLY, HE WAS IN

ACUTE CONDITION.

VERY SWOLLEN AND BRUISED.

HE HAD BANDAGES EVERYWHERE.

HE WAS KIND OF

UNRECOGNIZABLE.

AS A 14-YEAR-OLD KID, THAT

SCARES YOU.

THEY TOLD US GIBB HAD

JUST BEEN GIVEN HIS LAST

RIGHTS BY THE CHAPLAIN OF

THE HOSPITAL.

HEARING THAT MADE IT VERY

REAL.

Reporter: GIBB SURVIVED

THE NEXT FEW HOURS.

THE DOCTORS SAID IF HE

LIVED, HE WOULD LIKELY BE IN

A VEGETATIVE STATE FOR THE

REST OF HIS LIFE.

I REMEMBER LOOKING AT

RICHARD AND SAYING, WHAT ARE

WE EVEN PRAYING FOR NOW.

IF HE DOES SURVIVE, IT IS

GOING TO BE HORRIBLE.

I DON'T WANT OUR CHILD TO

SUFFER.

AND RICHARD LOOKED AT ME AND

HE GRABBED ME BY THE

SHOULDERS AND HE SAID, WE'RE

PRAYING FOR A MIRACLE.

THAT'S WHAT WE'RE PRAYING

FOR.

IT WASN'T LONG BEFORE,

LITERALLY, PEOPLE FROM ALL

OVER THE WORLD WERE NOW

PRAYING FOR OUR SON.

Reporter: GIBB SPENT

THE NEXT THREE DAYS IN A

COMA.

AND THEN A NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE

THING HAPPENED.

GIBB OPENED HIS EYES AND

SPOKE.

GIBB'S BRAIN WAS

DESTROYED, AND A LARGE

PORTION OF IT WAS GONE AND

FILLED WITH BIRD-SHOT

PELLETS.

SO WHEN MY DAD HEARD GIBB

SPEAK HIS FIRST WORDS AND

THEY WERE COGNITIVE --

"HOW'S YELLER" -- OUR DOG'S

NAME IS YELLER.

AND HE SAID, YOU REALIZE YOU

JUST WITNESSED A MIRACLE.

MEDICINE CANNOT EXPLAIN

THIS.

Reporter: HE WAS LATER

TRANSFERRED TO THE SHEPHERD

CENTER IN ATLANTA.

WHILE THERE, GIBB SUFFERED A

NUMBER OF COMPLICATIONS.

HE GOT AN INFECTION IN

HIS BRAIN, MERSA, AND AFTER

A COUPLE OF WEEKS OF SAYING,

A MIRACLE, HE IS GOING TO

SURVIVE, AND TO ALMOST LOOSE

HIM AGAIN WAS VERY

DISHEARTENING AND ANOTHER

TEST OF OUR FAITH.

WE ACTUALLY WITNESSED

THREE OR FOUR CAR CARDIO

PULMONARY ARRESTS.

AND HE WAS RUSHED TO

EMERGENCY SURGERY A NUMBER

OF TIMES.

Reporter: THOUGH

DISCOURAGED AT TIMES, THEY

CLUNG TO EACH OTHER AND TO

THEIR FAITH IN GOD THROUGH

IT ALL.

I CAN REMEMBER IT LIKE

YESTERDAY, LOOKING AT GIBB

AND THINKING, HOW ARE WE

GOING TO MAKE IT?

WE'VE NEVER BEEN TESTED LIKE

THIS.

AND IT WAS ALMOST LIKE GOD

PUT THIS THOUGHT INTO MY

HEAD, YOU KNOW WHAT, BETH?

IT'S TIME TO START BELIEVING

WHAT YOU SAY YOU BELIEVE.

GOD WAS TAKING CARE OF US

EVEN AT THAT POINT.

I THINK BETH AND I AND

TAYLOR ALL FELT A PEACE

ABOUT WHAT WAS GOING ON AT

THE TIME.

Reporter: EVENTUALLY

GIBB STABILIZED.

HE WAS HOSPITALIZED FOR SIX

MONTHS AND SPENT ANOTHER

THREE YEARS IN THERAPY.

HE HAD TO LEARN TO WALK,

TALK, AND FUNCTION AGAIN AT

A NORMAL LEVEL.

AT THE TIME, I DIDN'T

REALLY -- I WASN'T REALLY

AWARE OF HOW MANY PEOPLE

WERE PRAYING FOR ME, BUT I

BELIEVE THAT'S WHAT SAVED MY

LIFE.

I HAVE HAD, IN 30 YEARS,

MANY, MANY, MANY SEVERELY

INJURED PATIENTS.

I DON'T THINK ANYBODY CAN

TOP WHAT GIBB OVERCAME.

HIS CHANCES FOR SURVIVING

AND FOR PULLING THROUGH,

PARTICULAR WHERE HE HAS COME

NOW, WOULD BE LESS THAN

ONE-TENTH OF 1%.

TRULY MIRACULOUS.

Reporter: BETH SAYS

THEY COULDN'T HAVE MAY IT

WITHOUT THE EARTHLY ANGELS

WHO WALKED WITH HIM.

PEOPLE LIKE GIBB'S FOOTBALL

COACH AND YOUNG LIFE LEADER,

COACH SCOTT.

COACH SCOTT WAS THERE FOR

MY FAMILY.

I DIDN'T KNOW HOW MUCH HE

WAS DOING BEHIND THE SCENES,

BUT I FOUND OUT LATER HE

PRETTY MUCH CARED FOR MY

FAMILY THROUGH THE WHOLE

THING.

Reporter: GIBB WAS

WEARING A HAT BY JEFF

FOXWORTHY WHEN HE WAS SHOT,

AND HE GAVE HIM ANOTHER

ONE.

JEFF IS NOT ONLY A GREAT

COMEDIAN, HE HAS A TRUE

HEART FOR GOD AND HAS BEEN A

HUGE FRIEND TO OUR FAMILY.

Reporter: BETH WAS SO

HUMBLED BY THE LOVE AND

SUPPORT, SHE WROTE, "AND

THEN CAME THE ANGELS."

AND SHE HOPES TO ENCOURAGE

PEOPLE GOING THROUGH SIMILAR

SITUATIONS.

I FELT REALLY GOD-PRESSED

THAT I NEEDED TO WRITE THIS

AND I NEEDED TO GLORIFY GOD

THROUGH THIS AND HELP

ENCOURAGE OTHERS TO DO THE

SAME AND GO TO HIM FOR HELP,

INSTEAD RELYING ON OUR HUMAN

WEAKNESS.

THIS HAS REALLY INCREASED

MY FAITH BY SHOWING ME

FIRSTHAND HOW POWERFUL GOD

IS.

THIS WAS AN IMPOSSIBLE FEAT,

FOR ME TO GO FROM BEING SHOT

IN THE HEAD TO GETTING

THROUGH COLLEGE, GRADUATING,

AND GOING OUT AND LIVING ON

MY OWN.

AND IT IS JUST UNFATHOMABLE

HOW POWERFUL HE IS AND ALL

HE HAS GOT ME AND MY FAMILY

THROUGH.

Wendy: I AM

SPEECHLESS.

THAT PIECE WAS INCREDIBLE.

GOD'S POWER IS INCREDIBLE.

PAT, I KNOW WE'RE BOTH JUST

SITTING HERE IN AWE OF WHAT

GOD DID.

Pat: IT IS ASTOUNDING.

THE DOCTOR SAID IT WAS

ONE-TENTH OF 1%.

YOU'VE GOT YOUR HEAD FULL OF

BIRD PELLETS.

Wendy: AND HE FLATLINED

A COUPLE OF TIMES.

Pat: GOD CREATES MORE

OR LESS.

Wendy: SUSAN OF BIG

BEAR LAKE, CALIFORNIA, BADLY

BRUISED HER THUMB AND IT

DIDN'T HEAL PROPERLY.

AT FIRST IT WAS REOCCURRING

PAIN, BUT BY MAY, SHE HAD TO

WEAR A BRACE AND COULDN'T DO

ANYTHING WITH IT.

LAST MONTH, WHILE WATCHING

"THE 700 CLUB," SHE HEARD

YOU, PAT, GIVE THIS WORD OF

KNOWLEDGE "YOUR LEFT THUMB

IS STUCK.

AND GOD JUST GAVE YOU

MOBILITY IN THE NAME OF

JESUS."

SUSAN REMOVED THE BRACE FROM

HER THUMB, AND SHE WAS SO

EXCITE ABOUT HER HEALING SHE

EVEN POSTED THE NEWS ON

Facebook.

Pat: FOLKS, WE SERVE A

GOD WHO PUT THE STARS IN

PLACE.

HE IS SO GREAT.

HE IS SO POWERFUL.

THERE IS NOTHING IMPOSSIBLE

WITH HIM.

JESUS SAID, "ALL THINGS ARE

POSSIBLE TO HIM THAT

BELIEVES."

WITH GOD, ALL THINGS ARE

POSSIBLE.

NOW, WENDY AND I ARE GOING

TO PRAY TOGETHER.

AND HE SAYS IF TWO OF YOU

AGREE ON EARTH, TOUCHING

ANYTHING, IT WILL BE DONE

FOR THEM BY MY FATHER, WHO

IS IN HEAVEN.

VERY FEW OF YOU HAVE BEEN

SHOT IN THE HEAD WITH A

LOADED GUN, AND HAVE

RECOVERED.

AND SOME OF YOU ARE IN A

WHEELCHAIR AND YOU SAY, I'M

STUCK HERE FOREVER.

NOT NECESSARILY.

PEOPLE SAID TO THE MAN, RISE

AND WALK.

WE'RE GOING TO JOIN HANDS,

WE'RE GOING TO BELIEVE GOD.

FATHER, IN JESUS' NAME,

WENDY AND I JOIN HANDS

TOGETHER.

WE BELIEVE GOD FOR THE POWER

OF THE LORD TO COME INTO

PEOPLE'S LIVES.

THERE IS SOMEBODY, YOU'VE

GOT A CHOKING SENSATION, AND

IT IS KIND OF LIKE A BIG

BALL IN YOUR THROAT.

SOMETHING THAT SWELLED UP,

AND YOU'RE HAVING A CHOKING

SESSION RIGHT NOW, AND THE

LORD HAS JUST SET YOU FREE.

YOU CAN SWALLOW NORMALLY.

YOU ARE HEALED.

WENDY, WHAT DO YOU HAVE?

Wendy: I WAS GETTING

THE SAME THING, THROAT PAIN,

PEOPLE WITH DIFFERENT THINGS

GOING ON IN THEIR THROATS.

GOD, YOU ARE TOUCHING PEOPLE

RIGHT NOW WITH THROAT

CONDITIONS, IN THE NAME OF

JESUS.

BE HEALED.

Pat: THERE IS A SKIN

DISEASE, PSORIASIS,

SOMETHING LIKE THAT, AND

YOU'VE BEEN CRYING OUT TO

GOD, PLEASE HEAL IT.

THIS STUFF IS A MESS.

IT'S JUST A MESS.

RIGHT NOW JUST TOUCH THAT

AREA OF YOUR BODY WHERE THAT

PSORIASIS IS, AND GOD HAS

JUST HEALED YOU.

YOUR SKIN WILL BE LIKE A

LITTLE CHILD IN THE NAME OF

JESUS.

Wendy: THERE ARE MANY

PEOPLE PRAYING.

YOU JUST SAW THIS PIECE AND

YOU'RE SAYING, GOD, WHERE IS

MY MIRACLE?

I NEED A MIRACLE.

THERE ARE DIFFERENT THINGS

GOING ON, DIFFERENT PEOPLE,

BUT YOU'RE PRAYING THE SAME

THING.

GOD IS SAYING TO YOU, I AM

THE GOD OF MORE O MIRACLES

AND I AM GOING TO TOUCH YOU

RIGHT NOW, AND RECEIVE THAT

HEALING THAT YOU NEED.

RECEIVE THAT MIRACLE IN

JESUS' NAME.

Pat: AND WE'RE PRAYING

FOR THE YAZIDIS, WHO ARE

UNDER SUCH TERRIBLE

PERSECUTION, WHERE THESE

FANATICS WANT TO KILL THEM.

LORD, STAND IN THE GAP FOR

YOUR PEOPLE.

THEY BELONG TO YOU.

SEND THE ANGELS TO DELIVER

THEM.

DO MIRACLES, WE PRAY, LORD.

AND SET YOUR PROTECTION OVER

THIS NATION, WE PRAY.

BRING US TO THE POINT WHERE

WE WILL BE PLEASING TO YOU,

AND MAY WE SEE REVIVAL IN

THIS LAND.

THANK YOU, FATHER.

IN JESUS' NAME, THANK YOU.

Wendy: THANK YOU, GOD.

Pat: AMEN.

Wendy: AMEN.

Pat: AND AMEN.

SHARE WITH US WHAT GOD HAS

DONE IN YOUR LIFE.

YOU CAN PICK UP THE PHONE

AND CALL IN, OR YOU CAN LOG

ON TO CBN.COM.

I WANT TO MAKE A SPECIAL

ANNOUNCEMENT ON THIS

PROGRAM.

WE COULD HAVE SOME DRUM

ROLL, BUT THIS LOVELY LADY,

DRESSED IN GREEN, LOOKING SO

PETITE, IS GOING TO ASCEND

MT. KILIMANJARO IN KENYA.

Wendy: I LIKE THE WAY

YOU SAY THAT.

IN LESS THAN THREE WEEKS I

WILL BE BOARDING A PLANE AND

WE'LL START TREKKING UP THE

MOUNTAIN IN EARLY SEPTEMBER,

AND I'LL KEEP YOU POSTED.

Pat: I WANTED TO HAVE A

CREW, BUT GORDON SAID YOU

CAN'T DO IT BECAUSE IT WILL

BE TOO EMBARRASSING IF THEY

ALL COLLAPSE.

AANN CURRIE HAD A CREW.

Wendy: THE GOOD NEWS IS

A LOT OF PEOPLE DO MAKE IT.

NOT JUST MAKE IT AND LIVE TO

TELL ABOUT IT, OF COURSE --

Pat: I DON'T WANT THEM

TO CARRY YOU DOWN ON SOME

STRETCHER AND YOU WIND UP IN

A HOSPITAL.

YOU PROMISE YOU'LL BE SAFE?

Wendy: I PROMISE I

WON'T GO BEYOND THE POINT OF

NO RETURN.

Pat: PRAY THAT THE LORD

WILL GRANT SANITY TO THIS

CHILD, SO SHE WILL NOT DO

FOOLISH THINGS LIKE CLIMB

MOUNTAINS.

Wendy: THANK YOU.

I KNOW YOU'LL BE CHEERING ME

ON.

STILL AHEAD, A YOUNG THUG

GETS ARRESTED FOR DRUGS

EIGHT TIMES IN JUST THREE

MONTHS.

WHEN YOU GET LOCKED UP,

AND THE PEOPLE WHO DO YOUR

MEDICAL KNOW YOUR NAME

BEFORE THEY EVEN SEE YOU,

YOU KNOW IT'S A PROBLEM.

THEY'RE LIKE, YOU'RE BACK

AGAIN?

WHEN YOU'RE IN THE SYSTEM,

IT IS HARD TO GET OUT.

Wendy: SEE HOW THIS

DEALER GOT A SECOND CHANCE

AND COOKED UP THE FUTURE OF

HIS DREAMS.

WELCOME BACK TO WE

WASHINGTON FOR THIS CBN NEWS

BREAK.

THE FAMILY OF AN AMERICAN

CHRISTIAN DETAINED IN NORTH

KOREA IS PLEADING FOR HIS

RELEASE.

56-YEAR-OLD E EDWARD

JEFFREY HAS BEEN DETAINED

FOR TWO MONTHS.

HE IS SUSPECTED OF LEAVING A

BIBLE IN A NIGHTCLUB IN THE

NORTHERN CITY OF DUNJEN.

HE APOLOGIZED FOR THE NORTH

KOREAN GOVERNMENT ASKING FOR

MERCY.

IN A STATEMENT, THE FAMILY

SAID THEY'RE,

QUOTE,"DESPERATE FOR HIS

RELEASE AND RETURN HOME."

MILITARY CHAPLAINS ARE UPSET

THAT THE NAVY IS REMOVING

GIDEON BIBLES FROM EVERY

HOTEL ROOM ON NAVAL BASIS.

THE MOVE CAME IN RESPONSE TO

A LETTER FROM THE ATHEISTS

FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM.

BUT THE CHAPLAIN SAID A

BIBLE IN A HOTEL ROOM IS NO

MORE ILLEGAL THAN A CHAPLAIN

IN A CHURCH.

ITHERE ARE 34 NAVY LODGE

LOCATIONS AND 24,000 NAVY

GATEWAY GUEST ROOMS ON NAVAL

BASES WORLDWIDE.

YOU CAN ALWAYS GET THE

LATEST FROM CBN NEWS BY

GOING TO OUR WEBSITE AT

CBNNEWS.COM.

PAT AND WENDY WILL BE BACK

WITH MORE OF "THE 700 CLUB"

RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Wendy: WELCOME BACK.

DARNELL FERGUSON DISCOVERED

THIS PASSION FOR COOKING IN

HIGH SCHOOL.

TODAY HE OWNS TWO POPULAR

RESTAURANTS AND IS IN THE

PROCESS OF OPENING A THIRD.

BUT YEARS BEFORE, DARNELL

HAD COOKED UP A VERY

DIFFERENT FUTURE FOR

HIMSELF, FACING TIME FOR

DEALING DRUGS.

I'M JUST CHASING THE

WORLD, AND I WAS LOST.

Reporter: DARNELL

FERGUSON SPENT MUCH OF HIS

LIFE TRYING TO FIND

PURPOSE.

AS A TEENAGER GROWING UP IN

COLUMBUS, OHIO, HE THOUGHT

IT WAS ALL ABOUT IMAGE AND

MONEY.

I WAS BROUGHT UP THAT

MONEY IS KEY TO LIFE,

CLOTHES ARE THE KEY TO

LIFE.

I WAS SELLING WATCHES AT

SCHOOL, I WAS TRYING TO MAKE

MONEY AT SCHOOL AND HUSTLE

AT SCHOOL.

I WAS ALWAYS TRYING TO HAVE

MORE.

Reporter: EDUCATION WAS

THE LAST THING ON DARNELL'S

MIND.

I WAS NOT DOING ANYTHING

IN SCHOOL I WAS SUPPOSED TO

BE DOING, EXCEPT FOR GETTING

OFF THE BUS AND WALKING IN

THERE.

EVERYTHING ELSE WAS PLAYING

AROUND, TRYING TO HAVE FUN

AND BE COOL.

Reporter: AFTER THE

10TH GRADE, DARNELL'S MOTHER

SENT HIM TO A DIFFERENT HIGH

SCHOOL AND HOPING THE CHANGE

WOULD HELP.

IT DID.

HE MADE HONOR ROLE IN

FOOTBALL.

AND HE FOUND A TALENT IN

COOKING.

I NEEDED SOMETHING I

COULD BE PASSIONATE ABOUT.

Reporter: AFTER

GRADUATION, HE WENT TO

SULLIVAN CULINARY ART

SCHOOL.

BUT THE ONLY WAY HE COULD

AFFORD IT WAS TO WORK

PART-TIME, UNTIL HE FOUND AN

EASIER WAY TO MAKE MONEY,

SELLING POT.

I SOLD DRUGS TO MAKE

MONEY.

YOU CAN MAKE $50 HERE, $60

HERE.

AND INCREASINGLY, THE WHOLE

COLLEGE WAS COMING TO ME.

AT THE HEIGHT, I WAS MAKING

PROBABLY $700 A DAY.

Reporter: DARNELL WAS

CHOSEN TO BE ONE OF THE

PERSONAL CHEFS FOR THE U.S.

ATHLETES IN THE 2008 SUMMER

OLYMPICS IN CHINA.

THAT TOOK ME FROM WANTING

TO SELL DRUGS TO COOKING IS

SERIOUS.

I LIKE THIS A LOT.

Reporter: WHEN HE

RETURNED, HE PLANNED TO OPEN

A RESTAURANT AND EVENTUALLY

GET OUT OF THE DRUG

BUSINESS, BUT THE POLICE GOT

TO HIM FIRST.

THE FIRST TIME I GOT

PULLED OVER, I GOT ARRESTED

WITH MY GIRLFRIEND,

ACTUALLY, BECAUSE SHE WAS IN

THE CAR WITH ME.

LATER AFTER THAT, THEY

STAYED ON ME.

Reporter: DARNELL GOT

ARRESTED EIGHT TIMES WITHIN

THREE MONTHS FOR SELLING

DRUGS.

HE REALIZED SOMETHING NEEDED

TO CHANGE.

I THINK THE BIGGEST THING

THAT HIT ME WAS SEEING

MYSELF GET LOCKED UP.

WHEN YOU GET LOCKED UP AND

THE PEOPLE WHO DO YOUR

MEDICAL KNOW YOUR NAME

BEFORE THEY EVEN SEE YOU,

YOU KNOW THERE IS A

PROBLEM.

YOU'RE BACK AGAIN?

I WAS, LIKE, MAN AM I IN THE

SYSTEM NOW?

IT'S HARD TO GET OUT.

Reporter: HE WAS

CHARGED WITH MULTIPLE COUNTS

OF DRUG DEALING AND

POSSESSION.

BUT THE JUDGE SHOWED

LENIENCY AND DARNELL WAS

RELEASED ON PROBATION.

HE KNEW HE WAS GIVEN A

SECOND CHANCE.

ONCE I GOT BACK OUT, I'M,

OKAY, LET'S FOCUS ON FOOD

AGAIN.

Reporter: AND HE ALSO

REALIZED HE NEEDED TO GET

THINGS RIGHT WITH GOD.

HE LANDED A JOB AT A DINER

AND ALSO FOUND A CHURCH.

I REMEMBER THE PREACHER

SAYING THINGS AND I WAS UP

IN THE NOSE BLEED SECTION

JUST CRYING.

AND FROM DAY ON, I WENT TO

CHURCH EVERY SUNDAY.

Reporter: BY NOW HE HAD

FOUND TWO INVESTORS AND WAS

CLOSE TO HIS DREAM OF HAVING

HIS OWN RESTAURANT.

THEN AT THE LAST MINUTE, ONE

OF THE INVESTORS PULLED

OUT.

I WAS, LIKE, WHY WOULD

GOD DO THIS TO ME?

I'M GOING TO CHURCH, I'M

READING AND IN LOVE WITH

GOD.

I'M AT AN ALL-TIME HIGH.

AND I'M, LIKE, WHY WOULD HE

DO THIS TO ME?

THAT WAS THE BIGGEST SHOCK

BECAUSE MY IDENTITY WAS

STILL NOT IN CHRIST.

IT WAS STILL BEING A CHEF.

I WAS SPIRITUALLY AT THE

POINT OF WANTING TO FIND

SOMETHING BETTER.

THAT WAS AT THE POINT WHERE

I WAS SEARCHING.

I REMEMBER THE PASTOR CHAD

TELLING ME -- SITTING DOWN

AND SAYING, JESUS IS

EVERYTHING YOU WERE MEANT TO

BE.

AND CHANGED THE WHOLE

PERSPECTIVE OF LIFE TO ME.

WHEN HE SAID JESUS, THAT'S

WHO WE WERE CREATED TO BE

LIKE.

Reporter: THAT NIGHT,

DARNELL REALIZED HE NEEDED

TO GIVE HIS LIFE TO CHRIST.

I REALIZED THAT NIGHT I

NEEDED TO GO WITH GOD'S

PLAN.

Reporter: TODAY DARNELL

OWNS TWO RESTAURANTS, WITH A

THIRD ONE ON THE WAY.

MY DAILY STRUCTURE IS NOT

ABOUT MYSELF.

WHERE IS MY FUTURE GOING?

PEOPLE ASK ME, WHAT IS YOUR

PLAN FOR YOUR RESTAURANT?

AND I'M, LIKE, I HAVEN'T

MADE ONE YET.

THAT DOESN'T MEAN I'M NOT

DILIGENT, BUT I'M WORKING

HARD EVERY DAY.

AND AS LONG AS I'M DOING HIS

WILL, HE SEES I'M ON THE

RIGHT PATH.

THERE IS A WHOLE DIFFERENT

MINDSET WHEN YOU KNOW WHERE

YOU'RE GOING AND WHAT YOU'RE

LIVING FOR.

Wendy: GOD DOES HAVE A

PLAN FOR YOU LIFE.

MAYBE YOU GOT OFF TRACK A

LITTLE, BUT JEREMIAH 27

SAYS: "I KNOW THE THOUGHTS

OF THE LORD, THAT OF PEACE

AND NOT OF EVIL, TO GIVE YOU

A FUTURE AND A HOPE."

THAT'S RIGHT, GOD HAS HOPE

IN YOUR FUTURE.

IF YOU DON'T KNOW JESUS

CHRIST AS YOUR LORD AND

SAVIOR, WE INVITE YOU TO

GIVE US A CALL.

THE NUMBER THERE ON YOUR

SCREEN.

1-800-759-0700.

IT IS TOLL-FREE.

OUR STAFF IS STANDING BY 24

HOURS A DAY TO PRAY WITH

YOU.

CALL THE NUMBER ON YOUR

SCREEN, 1-800-759-0700.

YOU'LL BE SO GLAD YOU DID.

RIGHT NOW WE'RE GOING TO

"BRING IT ON" WITH SOME OF

YOUR E-MAIL QUESTIONS, AND

PAT, YOU LOOK READY.

Pat: LET'S GIVE IT A

SHOT.

Wendy: THIS VIEWER

WRITES, "DO YOU THINK GOD

STILL CAUSES PEOPLE TO HAVE

VISIONS?"

Pat: ABSOLUTELY.

THE LORD CAN COMMUNICATE ANY

WAY HE WANTS TO.

AND HE COMMUNICATES WITH

DREAMS.

HE COMMUNICATES WITH

VISIONS.

HE COMMUNICATES WITH

CIRCUMSTANCES.

HE COMMUNICATES THROUGH THE

BIBLE.

HE IS NOT LIMITED, OF

COURSE.

Wendy: I HAVE FOUND

THAT VISIONS ARE MORE

LITERAL, AND DREAMS ARE MORE

SYMBOLIC.

Pat: EXACTLY.

Wendy: RUTH ANN WRITES,

"THE BIBLE SAYS THE ANGELS

WILL SOUND THE TRUMPETS FOR

THE SECOND COMING OF

CHRIST.

WILL THERE ACTUALLY BE A

SOUND OUT OF THE TRUMPETS OR

IS IT JUST AN EXPRESSION?"

Pat: I READ THE APOSTLE

PAUL WRITING THAT SAID AT

THE LAST TRUMP, THE DEAD

WILL ARISE AND THE TRUMP

WILL SOUND.

THEY TALK ABOUT SOME SECRET

SLIPPING AWAY, AND THERE IS

NO SECRET ABOUT IT.

THEY'RE GOING TO BLAST THE

TRUMPETS.

I BELIEVE THERE WILL BE A

SOUND THROUGHOUT THE HEAVENS

LIKE YOU WON'T BELIEVE.

WHEN THEY CALL US HOME TO BE

WITH THE LORD, IT'S GOING TO

BE WONDERFUL..

YES, THEY'LL BLOW THE

TRUMPETS.

WHAT ELSE?

Wendy: WILLIAM WRITES,

"WE ARE IN OUR LATE 40s,

AND BOTH MY HUSBAND AND ARE

EVANGELICAL CHRISTIANS.

PRIOR TO US MARRYING LAST

YEAR, HE IS TOO OLD TO HAVE

A BABY, BUT NOW SHE KEEPS

TALKING TO HIM HOW OTHER MEN

IN THEIR LATE 50s ARE

FATHERING BABIES WITH THEIR

GIRLFRIENDS IN THEIR 20s,

SUGGESTING TO MY HUSBAND

WHAT HE IS MISSING OUT ON.

HE IS VERY INFLUENCED BY HIS

MOM, HE IS TRYING VERY HARD

TO TELL ME HE LOVES ME, BUT

I SENSE MY HEART HAS TURNED

COLD TO ME SINCE HE MARRIED

ME AND HE POSSIBLY CHEATED

ON ME.

HOW CAN I WIN HIS MOM?"

Pat: I DON'T THINK

YOU'RE GOING TO WIN HIS

MOM.

SHE SOUNDS TERRIBLE.

THE STEREOTYPE

MOTHER-IN-LAW, SHE FITS IT

TO A TEE.

CHARLIE, IF YOU MARRY THIS

20-YEAR-OLD BIMBO, YOU COULD

HAVE A CHILD.

GET RID OF YOUR WIFE.

WHOEVER HEARD OF SUCH A

THING.

IF YOU HAVE A HANGUP ON

CHILDREN, THERE ARE

THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN WHO

WANT TO BE ADOPTED.

THEY NEED PEOPLE WHO WILL

LOVE THEM AND CARE FOR

THEM.

AND IF YOU WANT A LITTLE JOY

IN YOUR HOME, IF YOU'RE

PREPARED TO TAKE ON A CHILD,

BY ALL MEANS ADOPT ONE.

BUT HOW CAN YOU WIN THE

MOTHER?

YOU MIGHT PRAY THAT SOMEHOW

SHE'LL HAVE A VISION ALONG

THE ROAD SOMEWHERE, A CHANGE

OF MIND.

IT IS TERRIBLE WHAT SHE IS

DOING.

IT'S TERRIBLE.

DON'T BE A FACILITATOR FOR A

WOMAN LIKE THAT.

THAT'S AWFUL.

Wendy: ALL RIGHT, THIS

ONE SAYS, "I WAS RAISED A

CHRISTIAN, BUT ALONG THE

WAY, I STARTED TO REBEL AND

REJECT JESUS AS MY SAVIOR.

I ALWAYS FELT HIM THERE, BUT

I WAS TOO STUBBORN TO

BELIEVE.

BUT SINCE I ASKED GOD BACK

IN MY LIFE AND ASKED FOR

FORGIVENESS, HAVE I

COMMITTED THE ETERNAL SIN?

PLEASE HELP ME.

I'M VERY CONCERNED ABOUT MY

SALVATION.

Pat SALVATION."

Pat: I WANT TO TELL

YOU, IF YOU ARE CONCERNED

ABOUT YOUR SALVATION, YOU

HAVEN'T SINNED AWAY YOUR

CHANCE.

THE FACT THAT YOU STRAYED,

YOU BACK SLID -- LOOK AT

WHAT DAVID DID.

LOOK AT WHAT DAVID DID.

AND HE SAID, YOU KNOW, TAKE

NOT YOUR HOLY SPIRIT FROM

ME.

HE GOT A GUY MURDERED, HE

COMMITTED ADULTERY, GOT A

GUY MURDERED AND HAD A BIG

COVERUP.

IT WAS TERRIBLE.

HE DIDN'T LOSE HIS ETERNAL

SALVATION.

THE LORD TALKED ABOUT A MAN

AFTER HIS OWN HEART.

GOD LOVES YOU AND HE FURIOS

YOU FORGIVES YOU, AND HE

KNOWS YOUR MADE OUT OF

DUST.

PEOPLE HAVE TO UNDERSTAND

THAT GOD IS A LOVING,

FORGIVING GOD.

BUT AT THE SAME TIME, DON'T

PRESUME ON HIM.

PEOPLE PRESUME ON GOD AND

BREAK ALL OF HIS LAWS AND

THEY THINK, I'M A GOOD

PERSON.

NO, YOU'RE NOT, IF YOU'RE

BREAKING GOD'S

COMMANDMENTS.

AND THERE IS A PENALTY FOR

DOING IT.

BUT YOU, IN THAT QUESTION,

ARE ASKING ME HAVE I SINNED

IT AWAY?

NO, YOU HAVEN'T.

BECAUSE YOU WANT TO COME

BACK AND GOD HAS ACCEPTED

YOU AND HE LOVES YOU.

WELL, ROZ AND JULIAN MARTIN

WERE CARRYING A $40,000

DEBT.

THAT SOUNDS PRETTY NORMAL

FOR THE AVERAGE GRADUATE OF

SOME COLLEGE TODAY, BUT THEY

NEVER THOUGHT THEY WOULD PAY

THAT DEBT OFF, UNTIL THEY

MADE ONE CHANGE THAT GOT

THEM OUT OF DEBT FOR GOOD.

WATCH THIS.

Reporter: JULIAN AND

ROZ MARTIN STAYED BUSY WITH

TWO TODDLERS.

JULIAN WORKS AT A CEILING

FAN COMPANY, BUT WHEN HE IS

HOME, HE IS A HANDS-ON DAD.

AND ROZ IS A STAY-AT-HOME

MOM.

BOTH LOVE "THE 700 CLUB."

"THE 700 CLUB" GRABBED MY

ATTENTION BECAUSE I COULD

GET A LOT OF INFORMATION IN

ONE HOUR WITH TWO SMALL

CHILDREN.

Reporter: IT WAS ROZ

WHO INITIALLY SUGGESTED THEY

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

WHAT PROMPTED US TO BE

GIVERS TO "THE 700 CLUB" WAS

JUST THE DIFFERENT AREAS OF

IMPACT THAT "THE 700 CLUB"

HAS AROUND THE WORLD.

THEY JUST REALLY TOUCHED OUR

HEARTS.

THEY ARE DOING GREAT

WORK.

GOD IS USING THE LITTLE BIT

I CAN GIVE TO HELP OTHERS

AROUND THE WORLD.

Reporter: BUT A FEW

YEARS AGO, THE MARTINS

STRUGGLED WITH GIVING AWAY

MONEY.

THEY HAD ACCUMULATED NEARLY

$40,000 IN DEBT.

THEN THEY TOOK A CLASS ON

FINANCES.

IT JUST CAME TO A POINT

WHERE YOU START LOOKING AT

STUDENT LOANS, LOOKING AT

YOUR CAR NOTE, AND WE JUST

STARTED FOCUSING ON PAYING

THOSE THINGS OFF.

IF YOU PAY THE MINIMUM

BALANCE, YOU'RE GOING TO BE

THERE FOR A LONG TIME.

WE STARTED OFF BY PAYING

OUR SMALLEST DEBT FIRST, AND

THEN WE WOULD TAKE THAT

PAYMENT AND PUT IT ON THE

NEXT SMALLEST DEBT.

UNTIL WE GOT UP TO OUR

LARGEST DEBT.

WE CONTINUED TO ADD THE

DIFFERENT PAYMENTS ON TO

THAT SO WE WOULD ESSENTIALLY

BE DEBT-FREE OUTSIDE OF OUR

HOME.

Reporter: THEN THEY

WERE ABLE TO A AFFORD A NEW

HOME, ONE MUCH BIGGER THAN

THE ONE THEY HAD BEFORE THE

BOYS WERE BORN.

GOD CAN STRETCH YOUR

MONEY FURTHER THAN YOU COULD

EVER IMAGINE.

WHEN THE LORD SEES HOW

YOU VALUE YOUR MONEY, HE

KNOWS WHERE YOUR HEART IS.

THAT IS ONE AREA WHERE THE

LORD WILL HONOR YOU IF YOU

HONOR HIM.

Pat: I WILL OPEN THE

WHIPPE WINDOWS OF HEAVEN

AND POUR OUT A BLESSING YOU

CANNOT CONCEIVE.

WE WANT TO SEND YOU

SOMETHING THAT WILL REALLY

BE A BLESSING.

IT'S CALLED "POWER FOR

LIFE."

EVERY MONTH WE'LL SEND OUT A

C.D. THAT WILL HELP YOU IN

YOUR CHRISTIAN WALK.

YOU GET THIS BY JOINING WHAT

WE CALL PLEDGE EXPRESS.

HOW DO YOU DO THAT?

WELL, YOU TELL YOUR BANK, OR

WHEREVER YOU KEEP YOUR

MONEY, TO EVERY MONTH

AUTOMATICALLY SEND IN

WHATEVER YOU PLEDGE TO CBN.

THAT SAVES US POSTAGE AND

SAVES YOU POSTAGE.

AT THE SAME TIME, IT WILL

GIVE US ENOUGH MONEY SO WE

CAN DO SOMETHING NICE FOR

YOU, LIKE THIS.

"POWER FOR LIFE."

AND WE'VE GOT A NEW SERIES

COMING UP, AND I CAN'T TELL

YOU ABOUT IT YET BECAUSE MY

LIPS OR SEALED.

IT WILL BE COMING OUT IN

SEPTEMBER.

ALL RIGHT.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH TODAY'S

POWER MINUTE FROM MATTHEW

17: "IF YOU HAVE FAITH THE

SIZE OF A MUSTARD SEED, YOU

WILL SAY TO THIS MOUNTAIN,

MOVE FROM HERE TO THERE, AND

IT WILL MOVE, AND NOTHING

WILL BE IMPOSSIBLE UNTO

YOU."

WELL, I APPRECIATE WENDY

BEING HERE.

TOMORROW, MEET A MAN WHO WAS

GIVEN A DEATH SENTENCE AND

SEE HOW HE WAS

SUPERNATURALLY HEALED OF

LUNG TU TUMORS.

FOR ALL OF US, WENDY AND I,

WE'LL SAY GOOD-BYE AND WE'LL

SEE YOU TOMORROW.

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