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The 700 Club - September 19, 2014

Author Sara Hagerty shares about the ten-year dry spell she experience in her spiritual walk. Plus, a young couple struggles in marriage, but finds hope in God. Read Transcript


I WAS PROBABLY TOO STONED

TO EVEN COMPREHEND WHAT I

WAS DOING.

Gordon: TWO PARENTS GET

HIGH, AND YOU WON'T BELIEVE

WHO WAS ALONG FOR THE RIDE.

MY LITTLE GIRL WAS IN THE

BACK SEAT.

Gordon: AND THEN,

AMBUSHED BY AL-QAEDA --

THEY ALL OPENED UP ON

ME.

Gordon: -- AND LIVED TO

TELL THE TALE.

I SHOULDN'T HAVE SURVIVED

IT.

Gordon: ONE FORMER SEAL

LIVES TO TELL THE STORY.

I WAS THERE, BUT I CAN'T

BELIEVE IT.

*

Gordon: WELCOME TO "THE

700 CLUB."

WELL, PRESIDENT OBAMA'S PLAN

TO DEFEAT ISIS WORK?

WELL, BOTH THE REPUBLICANS

AND DEMOCRATS ARE

QUESTIONING THE PRESIDENT'S

STRATEGY, AND SO ARE SOME

MILITARY LEADERS.

Terry: THE DEBATE COMES

AS ISIS IS CARRYING OUT

DEADLY ATTACKS IN IRAQ.

THE TERRORISTS HAVE ALREADY

DRIVEN THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE

FROM THEIR HOMES.

EFREM GRAHAM HAS THE STORY.

Efrem: THE SENATE

FOLLOWED THE HOUSE IN GIVING

PRESIDENT OBAMA THE GREEN

LIGHT TO HELP SYRIAN REBELS

FIGHT ISIS.

President Obama: THE

STRONG BIPARTISAN PERCENT IN

CONGRESS FOR THIS NEW

TRAINING EFFORT SHOWS

AMERICANTHAT AMERICANS ARE

UNITED IN COMBATING ISIS.

Efrem: BUT THERE ARE

STILL QUESTIONS AND

SKEPTICISM ABOUT HOW AND IF

THE PRESIDENT'S PLAN WILL

WORK.

OUR AMBASSADOR TO IRAQ IN

SYRIA SAYS WE DON'T HAVE A

CLUE WHO THE MODERATES ARE

AND WHO THE JIHADISTS ARE.

AND EVEN IF THEY TELL YOU

THEY ARE THE MODERATEISTS,

WE LOVE THOMAS JEFFERSON.

Efrem: IN ADDITION TO

MEMBERS OF CONGRESS, SOME

MILITARY LEADERS HAVE RAISED

QUESTIONS ABOUT THE

PRESIDENT'S STRATEGY AGAINST

ISIS.

INCLUDING RETIRED MARINE

GENERAL JAMES MADISON.

HE TOLD THE COMMITTEE,

BANNING BOOTS ON THE GROUND

IS, QUOTE,"TYING THE

MILITARY'S HANDS."

JOHN KERRY WAS ON CAPITOL

HILL DEFENDING THE

PRESIDENT'S STRATEGY.

THE DEBATE CAME AS ISIS

RELEASED A NEW VIDEO,

SHOWING A BRITISH CITIZEN

WHO WAS KIDNAPPED IN SYRIA

TWO YEARS AGO.

AND A SERIOUS OF BOMBS AND

MORTER ATTACKS IN AND AROUND

BAGHDAD KILLED 36 PEOPLE.

ISIS POSSESS A THREAT TO THE

CAPITAL OF IRAQ, IN ADDITION

TO A LARGE PART OF THE

COUNTRY THE TERRORISTS HAVE

ALREADY TAKEN, DISPLACING

TENS OF THOUSANDS OF

PEOPLE.

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS IN

IRAQ, HELPING MANY OF THOSE

PEOPLE.

CHRISTIANS LIVING INTENT

CAMPS, CHURCHES, AND

ABANDONED BUILDINGS.

THEY DISTRIBUTE FOOD.

WE RELIEF ITEMS COMING, SUCH

AS BLANKETS, DIAPERS, AND

MORE, FOR THOSE WHO HAVE

SUFFERED UNIMAGINABLE

PERSECUTION.

Gordon: IF WE WANT TO

GET SERIOUS ABOUT THIS WAR

AGAINST ISIS, WE NEED TO

IDENTIFY EXACTLY WHAT WE'RE

TALKING ABOUT.

AND WE NEED TO GET RID OF

THE ILLUSION THAT SOMEHOW OR

ANOTHER ISIS HAS NOTHING TO

DO WITH ISLAM.

DON'T BUY INTO THAT.

WHEN YOU LOOK AT WHAT

THEY'RE DOING, THEY'RE

TRYING TO REESTABLISH THE

CALIPHATE.

AND THE LEADER OF ISIS HAS

SELF-PROCLAIMED HIMSELF AS

THE CALIPH.

EVERY ONE OF THE ISIS

FOLLOWERS IS IMITATING

MOHAMMED IN THEIR DRESS AND

IN HOW THEY SHAVE THEIR

BEARDS.

AND IN THEIR ACTIONS.

EVERYTHING IS SPECIFICALLY

SANCTIONED BY THE QURAN.

WE HAVE TO GET EDUCATED AS

TO WHAT WE'RE FIGHTING,

BECAUSE IF WE DON'T ENGAGE

IN THE WAR OF IDEAS HERE,

WE'RE NEVER GOING TO WIN.

THESE GROUPS OF ISLAMIC

FIGHTERS SEEM TO BE

SPROUTING UP ALL OVER THE

WORLD, AND WE HAVE TO ENGAGE

THEM IN THE REALM OF IDEAS,

THAT YOUR IDEAS ABOUT GOD

ARE WRONG.

IF YOU THINK YOU CAN GO INTO

A MARKETPLACE AND BLOW

YOURSELF UP AND KILL A BUNCH

OF PEOPLE AND THAT'S GOING

TO GET YOU TO HEAVEN, YOU'RE

WRONG.

YOU LOOK AT THE REST OF THE

MIDDLE EAST, AND WHETHER

YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT JEWISH

PEOPLE OR CHRISTIAN PEOPLE

WHO LIVE IN THE SAME

ECONOMIC CONDITIONS, THE

SAME GEOGRAPHIC TERRITORY,

AND NOT A SINGLE ONE OF THEM

HAS BEEN A SUICIDE BOMBER.

IT IS ONLY THE MUSLIMS WHO

ARE DOING THIS, AND ONLY THE

MUSLIMS WHO ARE FORMING

THESE KINDS OF TERROR

GROUPS.

THESE KINDS OF OF -- WE CALL

THEM RADICAL GROUPS.

THE CORE IS THEIR MUSLIM

IDEOLOGY.

AND WE HAVE TO FIGHT THE WAR

ON THAT LEVEL, THAT WHAT YOU

THINK ABOUT GOD IS WRONG.

IF YOU WANT TO GET EDUCATED

IN WHAT THESE PEOPLE REALLY

BELIEVE AND WHY THEY ARE

SPECIFICALLY FOLLOWING THE

QURAN IN EVERYTHING THEY ARE

DOING, WE'VE GOT SOMETHING

FOR YOU.

IT IS CALLED "ISLAM, A

RELIGION OF PEACE OR WAR."

IT IS A BOOKLET.

IT IS A QUICK READ.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO SPEND A

LOT OF TIME ON IT, BUT IT

WILL GET YOU EDUCATED IN

WHAT WE'RE DEALING WITH.

IT IS AVAILABLE FOR JUST

CALLING US.

WE'LL SEND IT TO YOU AS A

P.D.F. FILE, OR YOU CAN LOG

ON TO CBN.COM.

IT'S FREE.

WE WANT TO GET YOU EDUCATED

IN THE WAR WE'RE IN, AND

IT'S A WAR OF IDEAS.

IF YOU WANT TO HELP

"OPERATION BLESSING,"

BECAUSE THERE ARE CHRISTIANS

IN HARM'S WAY IN IRAQ TODAY,

AND IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART

OF THAT RELIEF EFFORT, ALL

YOU HAVE TO DO IS GIVE TO

"OPERATION BLESSING"

DISASTER RELIEF FUND, CBN

CENTER, VIRGINIA BEACH,

VIRGINIA, 26343.

OR YOU CAN LOG ON TO

CBN.COM.

AN ENTIRE NATION HAS GONE ON

LOCKDOWN TO STOP THE SPREAD

OF THE EBOLA VIRUS.

JOHN JESSUP HAS THAT STORY

FROM WASHINGTON.

John: GARD GORDON,

SIERRA LEONE IS ENFORCING A

THREE-DAY LOCKDOWN TO STOP

THE EPIDEMIC.

SIX MILLION RESIDENTS WILL

BE FORCED TO STAY IN THEIR

HOMES WHILE VOLUNTEERS GO

DOOR TO DOOR TO IDENTIFY

EBOLA PATIENTS.

YOU KNOW, WE HAVE THIS

THREE-DAY SHUTDOWN.

MOST OF THEM ARE NOT

EMPLOYED, SO THAT'S ONE WAY

OF HELPING THEM TO GET

THEMSELVES ALL RIGHT

THROUGHOUT THIS.

John: THE WORLD HEALTH

ORGANIZATION SAYS EBOLA IS

SPREADING FASTER THAN

BEFORE.

AND IT REPORTS MORE THAN 700

CASES EMERGED IN WEST AFRICA

IN JUST ONE WEEK.

THE OUTBREAK HAS KILLED

ABOUT 2600 PEOPLE SO FAR,

INCLUDING MORE THAN 100

HEALTH CARE WORKERS.

HERE AT HOME, ANGRY

LAWMAKERS AND PRO-LIFE

LEADERS ARE DEMANDING

CONGRESS PUT AN END TO

OBAMACARE'S FUNDING OF

HEALTH CARE PLANS THAT PAY

FOR ABORTIONS.

THEY SAY THAT EVEN THOUGH

THE LAW SPECIFICALLY FORBIDS

THIS, OBAMACARE IGNORES THE

REQUIREMENT, AND THE

PRESIDENT'S OWN PROMISES

THAT NO TAXPAYER'S DOLLARS

WILL SUBSIDIZE ABORTION.

Reporter: THE

LEGISLATORS AND PRO-LIFE

LEADERS WERE HIGHLIGHTING A

NEW REPORT SHOWING MASSIVE

FEDERAL FUNDING OF ABORTION

IS ON THE WAY UNDER

OBAMACARE.

1,036 OBAMACARE PLANS

COVER ELECTIVE ABORTIONS.

NOT ONLY CAN'T YOU KEEP A

DOCTOR, YOU CAN'T AVOID

SUPPORTING A ABORTION IF

YOUR A TAXPAYER IN THIS

COUNTRY, GIVEN OBAMACARE.

Reporter: THE HEIGHT OF

THE AMENDMENT PASSED IN

1977, HAS MADE IT ILLEGAL

FOR TAXPAYER MONEY TO PAY

FOR ABORTION.

AND PRESIDENT OBAMA PROMISED

THAT WOULD CONTINUE.

OBAMA PROMISED UP AND

DOWN THAT OIRG ABORTION

WOULD NOT BE INCLUDED IN THE

HEALTH CARE LAW.

AND AMERICANS COULD BE

ENSURED ON HIS PROMISE THAT

THE HIGH ELECTIONS WE HAVE

KNOWN WOULD BE COVERED.

WE KNOW NOW THAT PRESIDENT

OBAMA HAS BROKEN HIS

PROMISES.

PEOPLE DON'T LIKE TO BE

DECEIVED.

THEY DON'T LIKE TO BE LIED

TO.

THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT HAS

HAPPENED HERE.

THESE MASSIVE SUBSIDIES

FOR ABORTION-COVERING PLANS,

AMOUNT TO A SHARP BREAK FROM

DECADES OF FEDERAL POLICY

UNDER THE HYDE AMENDMENT.

IT IS COMPLETELY, TOTALLY

CONTRARY TO THE HYDE

AMENDMENT.

Reporter: THEY

SPEARHEADED A MOVE IN THE

HOUSE TO FIX THIS, BUT THE

SENATE WON'T TAKE IT UP.

POLLS HAVE SHOWED THAT

AMERICANS DO NOT WANT

ABORTION COVERAGE IN THEIR

PLANS.

THE BEST SOLUTION WOULD BE A

SIMPLE AND CLEAN SIX.

ENACT HR-7.

WHICH IS NO FUNDING FOR THE

ABORTION ACT.

IT.

BUT SENATE MAJORITY

LEADER HARRY REID HAS

PRESENTED SENATE ACTION ON

IDENTICAL LEGISLATION.

SENATOR REID, WHEN HE WAS

IN THE HOUSE, WAS AMONG THE

MOST PRO-LIFE MEMBERS OF THE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

HIS RECORD WAS IDENTICAL TO

THAT OF HENRY HYDE.

Reporter: IN THE SPIRIT

OF THAT RECORD, SMITH SAN

DIEGO SENATOR REID TO GET

OUT OF THE WAY AND LET THE

SENATE MAKE IT SO TAXPAYER

MONEY CAN'T BE USED TO PAY

FOR ABORTION.

John: SCOTLAND SAID NO

TO BECOMING AN INDEPENDENT

NATION AFTER VOTERS

RESOUNDINGLY REJECTED AN

HISTORIC REFERENDUM.

55% VOTED AGAINST

INDEPENDENCE, AND 45% WHO

VOTED FOR IT.

THE BRITISH POLITICAL

LEADERS SPENT WEEKS

CAMPAIGNING TO CONVINCE

SCOTTISH VOTERS TO REMAIN OF

THE U.K.

ARGUING IT WOULD BE BETTER

OFF STAYING.

THE MAIN POLITICAL PARTIES

OFFERED SCOTLAND MORE POWERS

IF THEY REJECTED

INDEPENDENCE.

CAVEDAVID CAMERON SAYS THEY

WILL FOLLOW THROUGH WITH THE

PROMISES.

AN ANCIENT AND RARE BOOK IS

ON DISPLAY.

IT HIGHLIGHTS THE JUDEO

HERITAGE OF THE BIBLICAL.

CHRIS MITCHELL BRINGS US

THAT STORY FROM JERUSALEM.

Reporter: THE 1200

HEBREW TEXT COULD BE SEEN AT

THE BIBLE MUSEUM IN

JERUSALEM.

IT TOUCHES THE HEARTS AND

SOULS OF EVERY JEW

EVERYWHERE, IN ISRAEL AND

EVERYWHERE IN THE WORLD,

BECAUSE IT IS THE OLDEST

KNOWN DOCUMENT, WRITTEN

DOCUMENT, OF A PRAYER BOOK.

Reporter: CBN NEWS

RECEIVED A PRIVATE LOOK AT

THE PRAYER BOOK AS IT

ARRIVED FOR EXHIBITION.

THIS IS PART OF THROUGH

HERITAGE.

WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT BEING

ABLE TO DO A LOT OF STUDY ON

IT, SO IT HELPS US KNOW MORE

ABOUT THEIR TRADITION.

Reporter: THE PRAYER

BOOK WILL BE PART OF A

LARGER EXHIBIT CALLED "THE

BOOK OF BOOKS," WHICH

INCLUDES SOME OF THE MOST

IMPORTANT BIBLICAL TEXT EVER

SEEN IN ISRAEL.

MOST OF THE EXHIBIT COMES

FROM THE GREEN FAMILY, WHICH

OWNS ONE OF THE LARGEST

COLLECTIONS OF BIBLICAL

ARTIFACTS IN THE WORLD.

IT TRACES THE WRITTEN WORD

FROM THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS

AND BEYOND.

IT TELLS US ABOUT THE

ROOTS OF THE HISTORY OF THE

JUDICIAL PEOPLE, WHICH,

OBVIOUSLY, IS WHERE

CHRISTIANS' FOUNDATION IS

BUILT UPON, THE HEBREW

SCRIPTURE.

Reporter: BENJAMIN

NETANYAHU VIEWED THE ANCIENT

BACK BEFORE ITS UNVEILING

AND BECAME ONE OF THE FEW

PEOPLE TO EVER READ FROM

IT.

MUSEUM DIRECTOR AMANDA WHITE

SAYS THE BOOK IS DATED FROM

820, AND THERE IS STILL A

LOT TO LEARN ABOUT IT.

WE KNOW IT COMES FROM THE

MIDDLE EAST, FOR SURE.

Reporter: THE 50-PAGE

COMPILATION WAS WRITTEN BY

FOUR SCRIBES.

IT IS OPEN TO THE SHOCKERY

PRAYER.

IT IS THE SAME PRAYER JEWISH

PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD

STILL PRAY IN THE MORNING.

PRAYERS LIKE "BLESS THE LORD

GOD OF ISRAEL, FROM

EVERLASTING TO EVERLASTING,

AND LET ALL OF THE PEOPLE

SAY AMEN, HALLELUJAH."

IT HELPS THEM UNDERSTAND

MORE OF ITS ROOTS.

Reporter: INTEREST IN

THE BOOK OF BOOKS HAS BEEN

OVER WEMING OVER OVERWHELMING.

WITH THE CONDITION OF THE

WORLD TODAY, GREEN SAYS THE

MESSAGE OF THE BIBLE IS MORE

IMPORTANT THAN EVER.

THERE IS NOT A BETTER

TIME THAN TODAY THAN TO HAVE

PEOPLE TAKE A LOOK AT THIS

BOOK.

WHEN YOU HAVE A BOOK THAT

SAYS THAT THE SUMMATION OF

THIS BOOK IS TO LOVE GOD AND

TO LOVE ONE ANOTHER, I THINK

THAT IS A MESSAGE FOR THIS

WORLD TODAY, AND HAS BEEN A

MESSAGE FOR THE WORLD FROM

THE BEGINNING.

Reporter: CHRIS

MITCHELL, CBN NEWS, THE

BIBLE MUSEUM, JERUSALEM.

John: BACK HERE AT

HOME, HOME DEPOT SAYS THE

SECURITY BREACH THAT LASTED

FOR MONTHS AT ITS STORES IN

THE U.S. AND CANADA AFFECTED

56 MILLION DEBIT AND CREDIT

CARDS.

THAT IS FAR MORE THAN THE

ATTACK ON TARGET COSTUMERS

FROM LAST CHRISTMAS.

THEY SAY THE MALICIOUS

SOFTWARE USED IN THE ATTACK

WAS UNIQUE AND CUSTOM-BUILT,

AND IT HASN'T BEEN SEEN IN

OTHER ATTACKS.

OTHER MAJOR RETAILERS HAVE

HACKING VICTIMS AS WELL,

INCLUDING NEIMAN MARCUS.

GORDON, IT SEEMS LIKE IT IS

BECOMING HARDER AND HARDER

TO KEEP YOUR PRIVATE AND

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

SECURE.

Gordon: IT MAKES ME SAY

I WANT TO USE CASH MORE AND

MORE OFTEN, WHENEVER I BUY

SOMETHING AT A RETAIL

STORE.

THERE IS SOMETHING COMING,

AND IT IS ALREADY HERE IN

SOME CREDIT CARDS, WHERE YOU

HAVE A CHIP, AND THE CHIP

INTERACTS WITH THE READER AT

THE STORE AND CREATES A

UNIQUE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER

JUST FOR THAT TRANSACTION.

SO IF A HACKER EVER GETS THE

INFORMATION, THEY CAN'T THEN

GET ACCESS TO YOUR CREDIT

CARD NUMBER.

THEY JUST GET ACCESS TO THE

NUMBERS FOR THAT

TRANSACTION, AND THAT CAN'T

BE USED AGAIN.

SO THAT IS COMING, BUT THEY

SEEM TO GET VERY INVENTIVE,

WHENEVER YOU TALK ABOUT YOU

CAN HAVE ACCESS TO

56 MILLION CARDS.

WHAT A DATA BREACH THAT IS.

HOW DO YOU GET THAT KIND OF

PRIVACY BACK?

SO I'M USING CASH.

[LAUGHTER]

Terry: AND THERE

DOESN'T SEEM TO BE ANY SAFE

PLACE.

EVERYBODY IS VULNERABLE.

I GUESS WE HAVE TO WAIT

UNTIL THAT TECHNOLOGY

COMES.

UP NEXT, A NAVY SEAL WHO

TOOK OUT FOUR al-QAEDA

LEADERS WHILE BEING SHOT 27

TIMES HIMSELF.

UPON ENTERING THAT

DOORWAY, THEY ALL JUST

OPENED UP ON ME.

AFTER I FIGURED OUT I WAS

GETTING SHOT AT, I SAID,

GOD, GET ME HOME TO MY

GIRLS.

THAT WAS MY FIRST PRAYER TO

GOD.

REAL PRAYER.

Terry: MEET AN AMERICAN

HERO, AND SEE FOR YOURSELF

HOW GOD ANSWERED HIS PRAYER,

AFTER THIS.

Gordon: NAVY SEAL MIKE

DAY HAD NEVER BEEN SHOT,

UNTIL ONE NIGHT IN APRIL OF

2007.

al-QAEDA TERRORISTS OPENED

FIRE ON DAY, HITTING HIM

MORE THAN TWO DOZEN TIMES.

MARK MARTIN BRINGS US THE

MIRACULOUS STORY OF HIS

SURVIVAL.

THIS BODY ARMOR TOOK MORE

ROUNDS THAN IT WAS SUPPOSED

TO.

Mark: BODY ARMOR

CAPABLE OF HANDLING ONLY ONE

ROUND, TOOK MULTIPLE FIRE.

THEY ADVERTISE IT CAN

TAKE MORE THAN ONE ROUND,

BUT IT FALLS APART TO WHERE

IT WON'T STOP ANYMORE

PROJECTILES.

Mark: RETIRED NAVY

CHIEF DAY SAYS ANY ONE OF

THOSE ROUNDS SHOULD HAVE

KILLED HIM.

JUST ANOTHER SIGN I

SHOULDN'T HAVE SURVIVED IT.

Mark: AND THAT'S JUST

ONE PART OF THE MIRACLE.

ON THE NIGHT OF APRIL 6,

2007, IN IRAQ'S ANBAR

PROVINCE, DAY'S TEAM OF NAVY

SEALS AND IRAQI SCOUTS WERE

ON THE HUNT FOR A

HIGH-LEVEL AL-QAEDA SELL.

DAY SAYS THE TERRORISTS HAD

SHOT DOWN TWO HELICOPTERS,

KILLING EVERYONE ON BOARD.

BEING THE FIRST TO ENTER A

12-BY-12 ROOM WHERE FOUR

al-QAEDA LEADERS WAITED TO

STRIKE PROVED TO BE ALMOST

DEADLY FOR DAY.

UPON ENTERING THAT

DOORWAY, THEY ALL JUST

OPENED UP ON ME.

IT FELT LIKE SOMEBODY WAS

BEATING ME UP WITH

SLEDGEHAMMERS.

AFTER I FIGURED OUT I WAS

GETTING SHOT AT, I SAID,

GOD, GET ME HOME TO MY

GIRLS.

THAT WAS MY FIRST PRAYER TO

GOD, REAL PRAYER.

AND HE ANSWERED IT.

Mark: A PRAYER TO BE

REUNITED WITH HIS WIFE AND

DAUGHTERS.

WHEN THE GUN FIGHT WAS OVER,

MIKE DAY TOOK OUT ALL FOUR

TERRORISTS IN THE ROOM, BUT

NOT BEFORE BEING SHOT 27

TIMES AND HIT WITH GRENADE

SHRAPNEL.

PEOPLE HEAR ABOUT MY

STORY AND THEY CAN'T BELIEVE

IT.

I WAS THERE AND I CAN'T

BELIEVE IT.

I GOT SHOT 27 TIMES.

16 IN THE BODY, AND 11 TIMES

IN MY BODY ARMOR.

I WAS SHOT IN BOTH LEGS,

BOTH ARMS, MY ABDOMEN.

EVERYTHING BY THE HEAD, I

GOT SHOT THERE.

I KIND OF SPECULATED THE

REASON I DIDN'T DIE IS

BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, MAYBE I

WOULDN'T HAVE GONE TO

HEAVEN.

Reporter: MIRACULOUSLY,

HE CLEARED THE REST OF THE

HOUSE BEFORE WALKING ON HIS

OWN TO THE HELICOPTER, WHICH

FLEW HIM TO SAFETY.

HIS BRAVERY DID NOT GO

UNNOTICED.

MIKE IS A HIGHLY DECORATED

VETERAN.

YOU CAN SEE ALL OF THE

MEDALS HE HAS BEEN AWARDED

OVER THE YEARS, INCLUDING

THE SILVER STAR, THE BRONZE

STAR, AND THE PURPLE HEART.

HE SERVED IN THE NAVY FOR

MORE THAN 21 YEARS, 20 OF

THOSE AS A NAVY SEAL.

WHILE IN THE HOSPITAL, THE

NAVY SEAL LOST 55 POUNDS IN

TWO WEEKS.

HE SAYS IT TOOK AROUND TWO

YEARS TO PHYSICALLY RECOVER

FROM HIS INJURIES, ALTHOUGH

HE STILL DEALS WITH CONSTANT

PAIN.

LIKE SO MANY VETERANS,

DOCTORS DIAGNOSED DAY WITH

POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS

DISORDER, OR PTSD, AND

TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY.

THE VISIBLE WOUNDS OF WAR.

YOU LOSE A LEG, YOU LOSE

A LEG.

YOU SMASH THAT BRAIN AROUND

A LITTLE BIT, AND WHO YOU

ARE CHANGES.

Mark: DAY IS DETERMINED

TO NOT HAVE A VICTIM

MENTALITY, AND THAT HAS

LAUNCHED HIM ON A JOURNEY OF

GIVING BACK.

HE IS NOW A FULL-TIME

WOUNDED WARRIOR ADVOCATE FOR

THE SPECIAL OPERATIONS

COMMAND.

MY JOB IS TO IMPROVE

THEIR SITUATION, WHETHER IT

IS TO MAKE SURE THEY GET ALL

OF THEIR BENEFITS, MAKE SURE

THEY GET THE BEST MEDICAL

CARE.

Mark: AND ADVOCATING

ALSO INVOLVES RAISING FUNDS

FOR TREATMENT PROGRAMS AT

THE CARROT BRAIN CENTER IN

TEXAS.

MIKE IS DEFINITELY NOT ONE

TO TAKE THE EASY WAY OUT.

FOR THE FUNDRAISER, HE IS

TAKING PART IN THE HALF IRON

MAN TRIATHLON.

THAT IS MORE THAN 70 MILES

OF SWIMMING, RUNNING, AND

BIKING.

HIS GOAL IS TO RAISE $75,000

TO SEND WOUNDED BROTHERS AND

SISTERS, BOTH MILITARY AND

CIVILIAN, TO THE CARROT

BRAIN CENTER.

WHY DO YOU THINK GOD KEPT

YOU ALIVE?

TO DO WHAT I'M DOING

NOW.

Mark: AND SO THE LIFE

OF SERVICE CONTINUES, FROM A

MAN WHO IS A WALKING -- MORE

LIKE SWIMMING, BIKING, AND

RUNNING MIRACLE.

MARK MARTIN, CBN NEWS,

VIRGINIA BEACH.

Gordon: WHILE WE WERE

WATCHING THAT STORY, TERRY

SAID, LET'S PUT MIKE IN

CHARGE.

HE CAN GET TO ISIS IN IRAQ.

WHAT AN INCREDIBLE, HEROIC

STORY.

YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE ABOUT

MIKE.

YOU CAN ALSO CONTRIBUTE TO

MIKE'S TRIATHLON CHALLENGE.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS GO TO

CBNNEWS.COM.

YOU CAN ALSO FIND OUT MORE

INFORMATION ABOUT THE CARROT

BRAIN CENTER.

THE SAME PLACE,

CBNNEWS.COM.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, THERE ARE

SOME GREAT OPPORTUNITIES TO

SUPPORT WOUNDED WARRIORS.

WE REALLY NEED TO STAND

BEHIND THESE GUYS.

COMING UP, HER HUSBAND WAS

SENT TO PRISON, AND SHE WAS

LEFT A SINGLE MOM WITH NO

WAY TO MAKE ENDS MEET.

I COULDN'T EVEN BUY

GROCERIES, AND WE WERE VERY

RELIANT ON RAMAN NOODLES.

Terry: WATCH HOW THIS

WOMAN LANDS HER DREAM JOB,

WHEN WE COME BACK.

Gordon: ON HER WEDDING

DAY, DANA IMAGINED A

WONDERFUL LIFE WITH HER NEW

HUSBAND.

SHE NEVER DREAMED THAT 15

YEARS LATER, SHE WOULD BE

LEFT ALONE WITH THREE

CHILDREN, NO MONEY, AND NO

JOB.

Reporter: AFTER DANA

GOT MARRIED, HER DREAMS OF

LIVING HAPPILY EVER AFTER

SOON FADED.

HER HUSBAND WAS CONVICTED

FOR CONTRACTOR FRAUD AND

PRESCRIPTION FORGERY.

IT LEFT ME IN SUCH A

STATE OF SHOCK.

AND HOPELESSNESS BECAUSE I

DEPENDED ON HIM.

Reporter: HE WAS

SENTENCED TO 10 YEARS IN

PRISON.

THEY DIVORCED, AND FOR THE

FIRST TIME DANA AND HER

THREE GIRLS WERE ON THEIR

OWN.

AND THAT LEFT ME WITH

NOTHING BECAUSE I HAD NO

EXPERIENCE.

I HAD NO EDUCATION.

I HAD NO, YOU KNOW, ABILITY,

OR SO I THOUGHT, TO TAKE

CARE OF EVERYTHING ON MY

OWN.

AND I WAS DEVASTATED.

AND I JUST PRETTY MUCH RAN

AWAY FROM GOD FOR A WHILE.

Reporter: SHE WORKED

ODD JOBS BUT DIDN'T MAKE

MUCH MONEY.

I COULDN'T EVEN BUY

GROCERIES.

AND WE WERE, YOU KNOW, VERY

RELIANT ON RAMAN NOODLES,

AND ANYTHING THAT WAS DIRT

CHEAP.

I FELT VERY DESTITUTE AT

THAT TIME.

Reporter: ONE DAY DANA

AND THE GIRLS WERE WATCHING

TV.

THE TELEVISION JUST GOES

OFF, SHUTS OFF.

EVERYTHING ELSE ON THE TV

SHUT OFF.

I GOT UP AND TRIED TO FLIP

THE BREAKERS.

I HIT THE SWITCH A FEW

TIMES.

CAME BACK DOWN, SAT DOWN,

PRESSED THE POWER ON THE

REMOTE, AND WHEN I TURNED IT

ON, IT WAS "THE 700 CLUB"

THAT WAS ON.

AND I PROMISE YOU THAT IS

NOT WHAT WE WERE WATCHING AT

ALL, OKAY?

AND WHEN I TURNED IT ON, A

LADY SAID, I WANT YOU TO

KNOW THAT YOU CAN TRUST THE

LORD WITH YOUR FINANCES.

Terry: TRUST GOD TO

PROVIDE FOR YOU.

AND I JUST LOOKED AT HER,

AND I SAID, OH, MY GOSH, GOD

IS STILL LOOKING AFTER ME.

HE STILL DOES LOVE ME.

HE MAY NOT BE THAT MAD AT ME

AT ALL, FOR HIM TO GET MY

ATTENTION LIKE THAT, BECAUSE

I WAS RUNNING FAR.

SO I GOT ON THE PHONE AND I

CALLED THE NUMBER ON THE

SCREEN.

AND THE LADY PRAYED WITH ME,

SAID A BEAUTIFUL PRAYER,

THAT I WOULD GET A REGULAR,

FULL-TIME JOB.

I BECAME A PARTNER WITH "THE

700 CLUB" AT THAT MOMENT.

I DECIDED RIGHT THEN TO

START TITHING.

Reporter: A FEW WEEKS

LATER, DANA GOT A JOB AS THE

ACTIVITY DIRECTOR AT A HOME

FOR SENIOR CITIZENS.

DOING SOMETHING I

ABSOLUTELY LOVE DOING.

AND A FEW MONTHS AFTER THAT,

I WAS HIRING PEOPLE TO DO

WHAT I WAS DOING, AND I WAS

PUT IN AN EVEN HIGHER

POSITION.

THAT WAS A PO A PIVOTAL

MOMENT IN GOD RESCUING ME.

Reporter: DANA

REMARRIED.

TODAY SHE AND HER HUSBAND,

FRANK, TRUST GOD WITH THEIR

MARRIAGE, THEIR CHILDREN,

AND THEIR FINANCES.

DANA THANKS GOD FOR THE MANY

BLESSINGS IN HER LIFE.

IT WAS A GIFT FROM GOD TO

HELP ME OUT LIKE THAT.

HE SHOWED ME THAT HE'S GOT

MY BACK.

HE'S TAKING CARE OF ME.

Gordon: AND HE'LL SHOW

YOU THE SAME THING.

HE HAS GOT YOUR BACK.

HERE IS THE PROMISE, IT'S

FROM PSALM 50: "CALL UPON ME

IN THE DAY OF TROUBLE.

I WILL DELIVER YOU, AND YOU

SHALL GLORIFY ME."

DANA DID IT.

SHE SAID, I'M GOING TO CALL

UPON THE NAME OF THE LORD.

I NEED DELIVERANCE FROM THE

SITUATION I'M IN.

I NEED PRAYER.

I NEED AN ANSWER.

AND I'M GOING TO DO IT GOD'S

WAY.

AND SHE RESOLVED THAT DAY TO

SAY THAT SHE WAS GOING TO

TITHE.

SHE WAS GOING TO GIVE.

AND SHE WENT INTO WHAT WE

CALL THE LAW OF

RESIPROCITY.

IT IS THE LAW ANNOUNCED BY

JESUS CHRIST.

GIVE, AND IT SHALL BE GIVEN

UNTO YOU.

YOU PUT IT INTO MOTION.

YOU CALL UPON HIM.

YOU GIVE, YOU DO THESE

THINGS, AND THEN HE

RESPONDS.

AND HE RESPONDS ABUNDANTLY,

EXCEEDINGLY MORE THAN YOU

COULD EVER ASK OR THINK.

IT IS ALL THERE IN THE

BIBLE.

IF YOU DO IT THE BIBLE WAY,

THEN YOU'LL GET THE SAME

RESULTS.

SO IF YOU WANT TO START A

LIFE OF TITHING, GIVE US A

CALL.

1-800-759-0700.

JUST SAY, I WANT TO BE A

"700 CLUB" PARTNER.

I WANT TO BE A PART OF

"OPERATION BLESSING."

I WANT TO BE A PART OF CBN

INTERNATIONAL, PREACHING THE

GOSPEL AROUND THE WORLD.

I WANT TO BE A PART OF A

PRAYER CENTER THAT IS OPEN

24 HOURS A DAY SO THAT WHEN

PEOPLE NEED PRAYER, THEY CAN

GO AND MAKE A TOLL-FREE CALL

AND GET THE PRAYER THEY

NEED.

YOU'RE PART OF ALL OF IT

WHEN YOU JOIN "THE 700

CLUB."

WHEN YOU CALL AND JOIN,

WE'VE GOT SOMETHING FOR

YOU.

IT'S CALLED "LIVING UNDER

GOD'S BLESSING."

IT IS THE STORY OF ISRAEL,

HOW ISRAEL HAS MIRACULOUSLY

TURNED INTO ONE OF THE MOST

INNOVATIVE COUNTRIES IN THE

WORLD TODAY.

AND IT'S OUR GIFT TO YOU

WHEN YOU JOIN "THE 700

CLUB."

DO IT NOW, 1-800-759-0700.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, WHEN YOU

BECOME A CBN PARTNER, YOU'RE

GIVING HOPE TO PEOPLE AROUND

THE WORLD.

LIKE THIS LITTLE BOY IN

CHINA, WHO HAS A WHOLE NEW

FUTURE, AND IT'S THANKS TO

PEOPLE LIKE YOU.

EVERY TIME LITTLE JUN HO MA

TRIED TO MAKE FRIENDS, THE

OTHER CHILDREN JUST

LAUGHED.

HE TRIED SO HARD TO GET

ALONG WITH PEOPLE.

HE USED TO COME HOME

CRYING AND POINTING AT HIS

LIPS.

THE KIDS CALLED HIM RABBIT

LIPS.

I JUST HELD HIM IN MY ARMS

AND CRIED WITH HIM.

Terry: JUN HO WAS BORN

WITH A SEVERE CLEFT LIP AND

PALATE.

HE HAD A HARD TIME EATING,

SO HE WAS SMALL FOR HIS

AGE.

AND AS HARD AS THEIR MOM

TRIED TO SAVE MONEY FOR

CLEFT LIP SURGERY, THEY

COULD NEVER AFFORD IT.

SOON JUN HO GAVE UP TRYING

TO MAKE FRIENDS AND SPENT

TIME WITH HIS PET BUNNY

RABBIT.

IT WAS THE ONLY FRIEND HE

HAD THAT WOULD NOT LAUGH AT

HIM.

I KNEW THE LONGER HE HAD TO

LOOK AT HIMSELF WITH THAT

CLEFT LIP, THE MORE INSECURE

HE WOULD BE.

I WORRIED ABOUT HIS

FUTURE, BUT THERE WAS

NOTHING I COULD DO.

Terry: AFTER ASKING

EVERY ORGANIZATION THEY KNEW

OF FOUR ASSISTANCE, THE MAS

WERE JUST ABOUT GIVE UP

HOPE.

THEN THEY HEARD ABOUT CBN.

WE OFFERED TO PROVIDE

CELESTICA HIP AND SURGERY

FOR JUN HO.

THERE WAS A REAL CLOUD IN

OUR DARK WORLD.

I KNEW MY SON'S LIP WOULD BE

FIXED.

FINALLY HIS BROKEN HEART

WOULD BE HEALED.

Terry: JUN HO CAME OUT

OF SURGERY WITH A CONFIDENCE

HE NEVER HAD BEFORE.

TODAY HE HAS LOTS OF FRIENDS

AND GREAT HOPE FOR HIS

FUTURE.

IT IS LIKE HE IS A

COMPLETELY DIFFERENT BOY.

HE CAN EAT NOW.

SO HE IS GETTING BIGGER.

HE LOVES TO SMILE.

AND HE HAS A VERY OUTGOING

PERSONALITY.

HE IS EVEN GOING TO START

PLAY SCHOOL SOON.

NOW JUN HO LIKES TO LOOK

AT HIMSELF IN THE MIRROR.

BUT, MORE IMPORTANTLY, HIS

CHARACTER IS HEALTHY NOW.

AS A FATHER, I JUST WANT TO

SAY THANK YOU.

WHEN OTHER PEOPLE WENT OUT

OF THEIR WAY TO AVOID US,

CBN CAME TO US FROM FAR AWAY

TO HELP, AND YOU DIDN'T EVEN

KNOW US.

I CAN REALLY FEEL THE LOVE.

Terry: HE IS ADORABLE,

ISN'T HE?

AND YOU CHANGED HIS LIFE IF

YOU'RE A "700 CLUB" MEMBER.

THAT'S THE KIND OF THING

THAT "700 CLUB" MEMBERS ARE

DOING ALL AROUND THE WORLD

EVERY DAY.

THAT'S WHY WE ASK THE REST

OF YOU TO JOIN WITH US.

IF YOU'RE NOT A "700 CLUB"

MEMBER, TODAY IS THE DAY TO

JOIN.

65 CENTS A DAY, $20 A MONTH

MAKES YOU A "700 CLUB"

MEMBER.

YOU'RE JOINING WITH

THOUSANDS OF OTHER PEOPLE,

AND WE SAY WELCOME TO THE

CLUB THAT IS OUT TO CHANGE

THE WORLD WITH THE LOVE OF

JESUS CHRIST.

IF YOU WANT TO JOIN TODAY,

YOU CAN DO IT BY CALLING

THAT TOLL-FREE NUMBER ON

YOUR SCREEN,

1-800-759-0700.

JUST CALL AND SAY, I WANT TO

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

AND DO IT USING PLEDGE

EXPRESS.

THAT'S ELECTRONIC MONTHLY

GIVING.

IT MEANS YOUR BANK DOES ALL

OF THE WORK.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO HAVE ANY

STAMPS OR ENVELOPES ON HAND

ON EVEN REMEMBER TO MAIL

ANYTHING.

IT IS ALL DONE FOR YOU.

IT DOES SAVE US SOME

PROCESSING COSTS, SO WE CAN

TOUCH EVEN MORE LIVES, LIKE

JUN HO'S.

WHEN YOU USE PLEDGE EXPRESS,

WE WANT TO SEND YOU

SOMETHING THAT IS ONLY

AVAILABLE THIS MONTH CALLED

"PSALMS OF ENCOURAGEMENT."

PAT HAS RECORDED THESE, AND

WE KNOW THEY'LL BE A

BLESSING TO YOU.

I KEEP MINE IN MY CAR.

WE THINK YOU'LL LOVE HEARING

THE WORD OF GOD ON A REGULAR

BASIS.

IT JUST DOES SOMETHING FOR

YOUR SPIRIT.

SO CALL NOW,

1-800-759-0700.

SAY I WANT TO JOIN "THE 700

CLUB," AND I'D LIKE TO DO IT

USING PLEDGE EXPRESS.

AND WE'LL GET THIS OUT TO

YOU RIGHT AWAY.

GORDON?

Gordon: STILL AHEAD,

THEY WERE TEENAGED PARENTS

AND DRUG ADDICTS.

EVERY FRIDAY WE WOULD

PICK UP OUR RUNNER, AND WE

WOULD TAKE HIM TO THIS AREA

THAT WAS HORRIBLE.

I MEAN HORRIBLE.

AND MY LITTLE GIRL WAS IN

THE BACK SEAT.

AND THEN WE WOULD GO

DIVVY IT UP AND DO WHAT WE

DID.

Gordon: SEE HOW THIS

COUPLE CAME CLEAN, AFTER

THIS.

THANKS FOR JOINING US

AND WELCOME BACK TO "THE

700 CLUB."

INDONESIA'S VOLCANO BEGAN

VIOLENTLY ERUPTED TODAY,

SCATTERING ASH OVER

SURROUNDING VILLAGES IN

CENTRAL JAVA.

OFFICIALS HAVE MADE

PREPARATIONS TO MOVE THE

NEARLY 24,000 RESIDENTS AS A

PRECAUTIONARY MEASURE, IN

CASE THE VOLCANO BECOMES

MORE DANGEROUS.

THE ERUPTION STARTED SEVERAL

DAYS AGO, BUT HAVE GROWN

INCREASINGLY VIOLENT.

JAVA INCLUDES THE CAPITAL,

JAKARTA, AND IS HOME TO MORE

THAN HALF OF THE COUNTRY'S

240 MILLION PEOPLE.

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS

HELPING TO FIGHT CHILD

SEXUAL ABUSE IN PERU.

CHILD ABUSE IS EXTREMELY

UNDERREPORTED IN PERU.

BUT THROUGH A PROGRAM,

SCHOOL CHILDREN ARE BEING

TAUGHT ABOUT ABUSE, USING

PUPPETS, COLORING BOOKS AND

SONGS.

THEY TALK ABOUT THE

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GOOD AND

BAD TOUCHES AND BETWEEN GOOD

AND BAD SECRETS.

THE PROGRAM IS TEACHING

PARENTS AND TEACHERS TO

RECOGNIZE THE SIGNS OF

ABUSE, AND OBTAIN THE

ASSISTANCE THAT THESE

CHILDREN NEED.

YOU CAN GET MORE FROM

"OPERATION BLESSING" BY

GOING TO ITS WEBSITE,

ob.org.

GORDON AND TERRY WILL BE

BACK WITH MORE "THE 700

CLUB" RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Gordon: CHRIS SMITH WAS

15 YEARS OLD WHEN HE STARTED

DATING YVONNE.

SHE WAS ONLY 13, AND BEFORE

LONG, THEY WERE PARENTS.

AND DRUG ADDICTS.

FROM THE START, THEIR

MARRIAGE WAS A RECIPE FOR

DISASTER, WITH ALL OF THE

MAKINGS FOR A MIRACLE.

Reporter: CHRIS AND

YVONNE SMITH STARTED DATING

EARLY IN HIGH SCHOOL, BUT

THE TWO TEENAGERS BROUGHT

HEAVY BAGGAGE INTO THEIR

RELATIONSHIP.

CHRIS WAS RAISED BY AN

ALCOHOLIC.

THE FUNNY THING IS I

DIDN'T WANT TO DRINK BECAUSE

I SAW THAT.

BUT I WENT TO SOMETHING

ELSE.

I STARTED OUT SMOKING

MARIJUANA BASICALLY WITH

SOME FRIENDS.

AND THEN THAT PROGRESSED

INTO COCAINE.

I ACTUALLY USED TO SELL

MARIJUANA FOR THE SAME

REASON, TO SUPPLY MY OWN

HABIT.

Reporter: YVONNE'S

SCARS RAN EVEN DEEPER.

AT FOUR YEARS OLD, SHE WAS

RAPED BY AN EXTENDED FAMILY

MEMBER.

A COUPLE OF YEARS LATER, SHE

WAS SEXUALLY ABUSED BY A

NEIGHBORHOOD CHILD.

IT FEELS LIKE SO MUCH OF

THAT FUN AND THAT INNOCENCE

WAS GONE.

AND I KNOW THAT THAT HAD

SUCH A HUGE EFFECT ON MY

THOUGHTS OF MYSELF AND MY

STEPPING OUT INTO

PROMISCUITY.

Reporter: SIX MONTHS

AFTER CHRIS AND YVONNE

STARTED DATING, SHE WAS

PREGNANT.

I WAS SHOCKED, SO TO

SPEAK.

I DIDN'T KNOW HOW TO TAKE

IT.

MY FIRST INSTINCT WAS

ABORTION.

BUT AS SOON AS I FELT

THAT BABY MOVE INSIDE OF ME,

THIS MATERNAL INSTINCT

KICKED IN.

AND IT STILL AMAZES ME I

COULD LOVE THIS CHILD SO

MUCH.

Reporter: AFTER THEIR

DAUGHTER, KRISTIN WAS BORN,

THEY DECIDED TO GET

MARRIED.

YVONNE WAS A WIFE AND MOTHER

BEFORE THE END OF HIGH

SCHOOL, AND CHRIS DROPPED

OUT TO PAY BILLS.

SHORTLY AFTER GETTING

MARRIED, YVONNE JOINED CHRIS

IN HIS DRUG HABIT.

I KIND OF DEADENED ANY OF

THOSE FEELINGS OF

SELF-LOATHING I HAD IN MY

LIFE.

AND IT JUST SPIRALLED.

EVERYTHING JUST SPIRALLED

DOWNWARD.

EVERY FRIDAY WE WOULD PICK

UP OUR RUNNER, AND WE WOULD

TAKE HIM TO THIS AREA THAT

WAS HORRIBLE.

I MEAN HORRIBLE.

AND MY LITTLE GIRL WAS IN

THE BACK SEAT.

AND WE WOULD GO DIVVY IT

UP AND DO WHAT WE DID.

TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH, I WAS

PROBABLY TOO STONED TO EVEN

COMPREHEND THE REALIZATION

OF WHAT I WAS DOING.

AND PUTTING HER IN THAT

SITUATION.

Reporter: TWO YEARS IN

THE MARRIAGE, THEIR

RELATIONSHIP WAS FALLING

APART.

I FELT HORRIBLE.

I DIDN'T WANT TO TRUST MY

HEART TO HIM.

I'M, LIKE, HOW DO I GET OUT

OF THIS.

I FELT LIKE THERE IS

SOMETHING SO STRONG MISSING

IN ME.

AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT

IS.

Reporter: ONE NIGHT

WHILE WATCHING TELEVISION,

YVONNE FOUND WHAT SHE WAS

LOOKING FOR.

I WOKE UP IN THE MIDDLE

OF THE NIGHT, AND IT WAS

2:30 AND THE MORNING.

I COULDN'T GO BACK TO SLEEP,

SO I'M FLIPPING THROUGH THE

CHANNELS.

AND JUST THIS MAN'S FACE

COMES UP.

AND HE JUST WAS SO

PEACEFUL.

HE LOOKED LIKE HE HAD

SOMETHING THAT I HAD NEVER

KNOWN.

Reporter: YVONNE

WATCHED "THE 700 CLUB" THREE

NIGHTS IN A ROW.

HE POINTED OUT AND SAID,

SOMEBODY OUT THERE, YOU NEED

TO KNOW HOW MUCH GOD LOVES

YOU.

YOU NEED TO RECEIVE JESUS.

ASK HIM TO COME INTO YOUR

HEART, AND HE WILL RIGHT

NOW.

AND I SAID THAT PRAYER.

AND IN MY HEART I KNEW

EVERYTHING WAS DIFFERENT.

Reporter: YVONNE

STARTED GOING TO CHURCH AND

STOPPED USING DRUGS.

BUT CHRIS WASN'T OPEN TO HER

NEW FAITH.

I DIDN'T WANT ANY PART OF

HER CHANGE.

WE HAD SOME HEATED

DISCUSSIONS ABOUT IT, AND

EVEN, ACTUALLY, THE WORDS

DIVORCE AND SEPARATION CAME

UP IN THOSE DISCUSSIONS.

I WAS SO BLINDED, I GUESS,

AS TO HOW MUCH FREEDOM SHE

HAD.

I JUST HAD AN AMAZING

PEACE.

I KNEW MY FATHER LOVED ME.

AND I DIDN'T NEED A DRUG,

AND NOTHING COULD COMPARE TO

THE LOVE THAT MY FATHER HAD

FOR ME.

Reporter: YVONNE PRAYED

FOR CHRIS FOR SIX YEARS.

HE WAS STILL VERY MUCH IN

HIS LIFESTYLE.

AND AT THAT WORD OF FAITH

CHURCH, I WOULD COME IN AND

IT WAS ALWAYS PACKED, BUT I

WOULD ALWAYS SAVE A SEAT

NEXT TO ME.

I KNEW MY HUSBAND WAS GOING

TO BE THERE ONE DAY.

Reporter: ON MOTHER'S

DAY OF 1998, YVONNE WROTE

CHRIS A LETTER.

SHE TOLD ME HOW SHE LOVED

ME, AND HOW JESUS LOVED ME,

AND SHE WASN'T GOING TO TURN

HER BACK ON ME.

AND GOD WASN'T GOING TO.

AND I NEEDED TO READ THIS

PRAYER OF SALVATION THAT SHE

WROTE IN THERE.

I DID DO THAT.

JUST KNOWING THAT IF I WAS

THE ONLY ONE, HE WOULD DO

THOSE THINGS FOR ME.

HE WOULD GIVE UP HIS LIFE

FOR JUST ME.

IT LOOKS LIKE AN ETERNITY OF

LOVE AND PEACE AND HAPPINESS

IN YOUR SPIRIT AND SOUL.

I SAW IT ALL OVER HIS

FACE.

HE JUST LOOKED DIFFERENT.

HIS FACE HAD CHANGED.

TEARS BEGAN TO STREAK DOWN.

AND I SAID THAT SIX YEARS

WAS OVER.

AND I WAS SO WORTH IT.

IT WAS SO WORTH IT.

Reporter: THE COUPLE

SAY JESUS CHRIST COMPLETELY

RESTORED THEIR MARRIAGE, AND

THEIR PRAYERS HEALED THEIR

ADDICTIONS.

THEY RECENTLY RENEWED THEIR

VOWS ON THEIR 25th WEDDING

ANNIVERSARY.

AND THEY HAVE STARTED THEIR

OWN MINISTRY CALLED "FINE

LIFE."

IT'S A LOVE STORY,

REALLY.

ONCE WE GAVE OURSELVES TO

JESUS, WE TOTALLY JUST GREW

TOGETHER.

AND THE ONE LOVE IN HIS

LOVE.

DON'T GIVE UP EVER.

IT'S WORTH IT.

IT'S MORE REWARDING THAN

ANYTHING, TO HAVE A MARRIAGE

THAT IS SO GOOD FOR YOU, BUT

IT IS SO GOOD FOR YOUR

CHILDREN TO SEE IF HE WOULD

DO IT FOR ME, HE'LL DO IT

FOR ANYONE.

Gordon: AND HE'LL DO IT

FOR YOU BECAUSE HE LOVES YOU

WITH THAT SAME LOVE.

YOU HEARD IT FROM CHRIS,

THAT HE WAS -- IF HE WAS THE

ONLY ONE, JESUS STILL WOULD

HAVE COME FOR HIM.

IF HE WAS THE ONLY ONE.

AND IT'S THE SAME THAT IS

TRUE FOR YOU.

IF YOU WERE THE ONLY ONE TO

EVER BELIEVE, JESUS STILL

WOULD HAVE COME FOR YOU.

HE STILL WOULD HAVE DIED ON

THE CROSS FOR YOU.

WHY?

YOU'RE WORTH IT TO HIM.

YOU'RE WORTH IT TO HIM THE

PRICE THAT HE PAID FOR YOU.

FOR THE JOY SET BEFORE

HIM -- THAT'S WHAT THE BIBLE

SAYS, THE JOY SET BEFORE

HIM, JESUS ENDURED THE

CROSS.

NOW, WHAT IS THAT JOY?

THAT JOY IS YOU.

YOU WITH HIM FOR ALL

ETERNITY.

NOW, SO OFTEN THE THINGS

THAT GO WRONG IN OUR LIVES,

JUST WHAT HAPPENED WITH

YVONNE -- SHE WAS HORRIBLY

ABUSED, AND THROUGH THAT SHE

STARTED FEELING REJECTION.

SHE STARTED TO FEEL THAT SHE

WAS WORTHLESS.

AND THAT LED TO A WHOLE

STRING OF BAD DECISIONS, AND

TRYING TO FILL UP THAT

EMPTINESS AND THAT VOID,

JUST TRYING TO GET NUMB.

AND IT JUST SPIRALLED DOWN

UNTIL SHE DIDN'T THINK SHE

HAD ANY HOPE ANYMORE.

NOW, IF THAT'S YOU, THERE IS

HOPE FOR YOU.

THERE IS GOOD NEWS FOR YOU.

JESUS CAN COME TO YOU.

AND HE CAN GIVE YOU WORTH.

HE CAN GIVE YOU VALUE.

HE CAN GIVE YOU PURPOSE.

HE CAN GIVE YOU

UNCONDITIONAL LOVE.

HE CAN SHOW YOU THE GREAT

FUTURE THAT HE HAS FOR YOU.

WHEN JESUS COMES TO YOU, HE

DOESN'T WANT TO TALK ABOUT

THE THINGS YOU'VE DONE

WRONG.

WHAT DOES HE WANT TO TALK

ABOUT?

THE THINGS YOU AND HIM CAN

DO TOGETHER.

THE GLORIOUS THINGS.

THE THINGS HE CREATED YOU

FOR.

THE BIBLE SAYS THAT HE HAS

MADE PLANS FOR EACH ONE OF

US.

BEFORE HE EVEN LAID THE

FOUNDATION OF THE EARTH, HE

THOUGHT OF GOOD THINGS FOR

YOU TO DO.

AND HE IS STILL THINKING

THOSE THINGS.

HE IS STILL TRYING TO WORK

ALL THINGS TOGETHER FOR YOUR

GOOD.

IF YOU LOVE HIM AND YOU'RE

CALLED ACCORDING TO HIS

PURPOSE, THEN ALL THINGS

WORK TOGETHER FOR GOOD.

NOW, IT'S NO ACCIDENT YOU'RE

WATCHING THIS.

IT'S NO ACCIDENT YOU TURNED

ON THE TELEVISION.

TODAY IS YOUR DAY.

AND IF YOU WANT TO FIND THE

SAME LOVE THAT THAT

WONDERFUL COUPLE FOUND, IF

YOU WANT THAT, IT'S FREE FOR

THE ASKING.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS BOW

YOUR HEAD, PRAY A VERY

SIMPLE PRAYER.

AND LET JESUS DO ALL OF THE

REST.

YOU HEARD YVONNE SAY IT,

WHAT HE HAS DONE FOR ME HE

WILL DO FOR YOU.

AND IT'S TRUE.

HE'LL COME UP.

HE'LL SHOW UP.

HE'LL COME TO YOU.

RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE.

SO IF YOU WANT THIS, BOW

YOUR HEAD.

LET'S PRAY A SIMPLE PRAYER

AND LET JESUS DO FOR YOU

WHAT HE HAS DONE FOR SO MANY

OTHERS.

LET'S PRAY.

JESUS -- THAT'S RIGHT, SAY

IT OUT LOUD.

JESUS, I COME TO YOU, AND I

ASK THAT YOU COME INTO MY

HEART.

I ASK THAT YOU FORGIVE ME OF

ALL OF THE THINGS THAT I'VE

DONE WRONG.

I ASK THAT YOU FILL ME NOW

WITH YOUR LOVE AND WITH YOUR

ACCEPTANCE AND WITH YOUR

PEACE.

AND, JESUS, IF YOU DO THIS

FOR ME, I WANT TO FOLLOW YOU

ALL THE DAYS OF MY LIFE.

HEAR MY PRAYER, FOR I PRAY

IT NOW IN YOUR NAME.

FATHER, FOR THOSE WHO JUST

PRAYED, I ASK FOR A BAPTISM

IN YOUR LOVE.

I ASK THAT YOU FILL THEM AND

SURROUND THEM WITH THE PEACE

THAT SURPASSES ALL

UNDERSTANDING.

AND ANY ADDICTIONS, ANY

CHAINS AROUND THEM, WE BREAK

THEM OFF THEM RIGHT NOW.

IN JESUS' NAME.

LET YOUR PERFECT LOVE CAST

OUT ANYTHING THAT HINDERS

THEIR RELATIONSHIP WITH

YOU.

DO IT NOW, LORD, FOR WE ASK

IT IN JESUS' NAME, AMEN.

IF YOU PRAYED WITH ME, THERE

IS SOMETHING ELSE I WANT YOU

TO DO BECAUSE THE BIBLE SAYS

THIS: "IF YOU BELIEVE IN

YOUR HEART AND THEN CONFESS

WITH YOUR MOUTH, YOU SHALL

BE SAVED."

SO MAKE A TOLL-FREE CALL.

1-800-759-0700.

JUST SAY, I PRAYED WITH THAT

GUY ON TV.

I ASKED JESUS TO COME INTO

MY HEART.

WHEN YOU CALL, WE'VE GOT

SOMETHING FREE FOR YOU.

IT'S CALLED "A NEW DAY."

IT IS A C.D. TEACHING.

HOW DO YOU LIVE THE

CHRISTIAN LIFE?

WHAT DO CHRISTIANS BELIEVE?

IT IS FREE FOR THE ASKING.

NO FINANCIAL OBLIGATION AT

ALL.

THE PHONE CALL IS FREE.

THE PACKET IS FREE.

IT IS THERE FOR YOU.

1-800-759-0700.

TERRY, OVER TO YOU.

Terry: WELL, UP NEXT,

MEET A WOMAN WHO STRUGGLED

WITH INFERTILITY FOR 10

YEARS.

HERE HOW THIS MOTHER OF FIVE

LEARNED THAT BITTER THING IS

SWEET.

Terry: TODAY SARAH IS A

HAPPY WIFE AND MOTHER, BUT

FOR 10 YEARS, SARAH SUFFERED

SETBACK AFTER SETBACK AND

DISAPPOINTMENT AFTER

DISAPPOINTMENT.

TAKE A LOOK.

Reporter: WHEN SARAH

AND NATE HAGGERT WERE

MARRIED IN 2001, THEY LOOKED

FORWARD TO STARTING A

FAMILY.

A FEW YEARS LATER, SARAH

FOUND OUT SHE COULDN'T HAVE

CHILDREN.

IN 2009 THEY DECIDED TO

ADOPT.

FIRST, TWO FROM LIBERIA, AND

THEN TWO FROM SIERRA LEONE.

SARAH SHARES HOW HER

PERSONAL SETBACKS

TRANSFORMED HER LIFE INTO A

HOPE-FILLED JOURNEY.

Terry: PLEASE WELCOME

TO "THE 700 CLUB" SARAH

HAGGERT.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.

Terry: A WONDERFUL

BOOK.

YOU REALLY SHARE FROM THE

HEART THE DEEP THINGS THAT

YOU FELT.

AND REALLY FROM THE VERY

BEGINNING OF YOUR MARRIED

LIFE.

AS MUCH AS YOU LOVED GOD AND

YOU AND NATE HAD KNOWN EACH

OTHER FOR A LONG TIME, AND

SERVEDED GOD WITH GLADNESS,

YOU THERE WAS AN EMPTINESS

INSIDE YOU.

TALK ABOUT THAT.

THERE WAS.

EARLY IN OUR MARRIAGE, WE

HAD A PASSION FOR

NON-BELIEVERS COMING TO KNOW

JESUS.

WE WERE IN FULL-TIME

MINISTRY TOGETHER AND

RUNNING HARD AND SHARING THE

GOSPEL.

WITHIN A MONTH, AFTER WE

WERE MARRIED, EACH OF US,

INDEPENDENTLY -- WE DIDN'T

REALIZE UNTIL LATER --

PRAYED A PRAYER.

WE SAID, GOD, THERE HAS TO

BE MORE OF YOU THAN WHAT

WE'RE EXPERIENCING.

WE WERE NURTURING OTHERS BUT

INSIDE WE WERE BONE DRY.

Terry: IT IS SO EASY

FOR CHRISTIANS TO DO THAT.

WE PERFORM FOR GOD'S LOVE.

HOW DID YOU COME TO THE

REALIZATION -- I GUESS

THAT'S WHAT THE WHOLE BOOK

IS ABOUT.

YOU WENT THROUGH CRISIS

THROUGH CRISIS.

YOU HAD A FINANCIAL CRISIS

YOU WENT THROUGH THAT WOULD

HAVE LEVELLED A LOT OF

PEOPLE.

HOW DID YOU SURVIVE THAT?

WHAT WE BEGAN TO SEE --

AFTER WE PRAYED THAT PRAYER

AND HAD TO FACE SOME OF

THESE CHALLENGES, WE BEGAN

TO SEE THAT PAIN IS AN

INVITATION.

AND THAT PAIN IS AN

OPPORTUNITY.

THE VERSE -- THE TALE OF MY

BOOK IS "EVERY BITTER THING

IS SWEET," AND IT'S FROM

PROVERBS, WHICH SAYS, "THE

SACIATED SOUL LOVES THE

HONEY COMB."

WHEN I FIRST READ THAT

VERSE, I THOUGHT AT THAT

POINT OF TIME WE WERE IN THE

THROES OF THE BITTERNESS OF

OUR LIVES.

I READ THAT VERSE, AND FOR

THE FIRST TIME I THOUGHT,

THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY.

I CAN FIND GOD HERE.

I CAN BE HUNGRY AND FIND THE

SWEETNESS OF HIM HERE.

Terry: AND YET YOU WERE

DOING SO MANY THINGS THAT I

THINK MOST CHRISTIANS THINK

ARE FINDING GOD, BEING WITH

HIM.

YOU WERE DOING YOUR

DEVOTIONS.

YOU WERE INVOLVED IN

OUTREACH TO OTHERS, YOU WERE

STUDYING THE WORD.

WHAT WAS THE ELEMENT THAT

WAS MISSING THAT YOU FINALLY

FOUND?

I THINK IT WAS THE

INTIMATE CONVERSATION WITH

GOD.

I THINK IT WAS OPENING UP

THE BAREST PARTS OF MY HEART

BEFORE HIM AND HAVING HIM

SPEAK TO THOSE PARTS OF MY

HEART.

Terry: AND MAYBE NOT

BEING AFRAID OF WHAT HIS

ANSWER WAS GOING TO BE.

EXACTLY.

Terry: SOMETIMES THE

ANSWER IS NO.

UH-HUH.

Terry: HOW DID YOU DEAL

WITH THAT TROLL.

AGAIN, PAIN FOR US WAS AN

INVITATION, SPECIFICALLY

WITH MY INFERTILITY.

IT WAS AN OPPORTUNITY TO SEE

THAT GOD HAD WORDS FOR ME

WHEN EVERYTHING ELSE FELT

DARK.

HE HAD SWEETNESS OF JUST ME

AND GOD FOR THAT MOMENT.

Terry: AND THERE WAS

ALSO, I THINK, WHAT IT TAKES

SO MANY OF US TO SEE, THE

FAR BIGGER PICTURE, THAT GOD

HAD AN ANSWER FOR OTHER

CHILDREN, AND ANSWERING YOUR

PRAYER, MAYBE NOT IN THE WAY

YOU EXPECTED.

WELL, WE ALWAYS HAD THE

HEART FOR ADOPTION.

WE THOUGHT, WE WANT TO ADOPT

ONE DAY.

WE HAD NO IDEA WE WOULD DO

IT BEFORE WE HAD OUR NATURAL

CHILDREN.

BUT AT THE SAME TIME WE WERE

EXPERIENCING OUR BROKEN

LIVES, WE HAD CHILDREN WHO

WERE LIVING ON THE OTHER

SIDE OF THE WORLD WHO'S

LIVES IN SOME WAY HAD BEEN

SHATTERED.

AND GOD WAS SAYING, I'M

GOING TO MARRY THESE TWO

STORIES AND SHOW REDEMPTION

TO BOTH OF YOU.

Terry: THE MIRACLE OF

IT PRODUCES A WONDER IN

YOU.

AND YET THE BARRENNESS THAT

YOU WERE EXPERIENCING AT

THAT TIME WAS A BARRENNESS

OF THE SOUL AS WELL.

EVEN AFTER YOUR CHILDREN

CAME FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF

THE WORLD TWO TIMES --

YEAH.

Terry: -- YOU STILL HAD

AN EMPTINESS INSIDE OF YOU.

HOW DID YOU DEAL WITH THAT?

BECAUSE YOU SAW GOD'S HAND

THERE.

THAT'S A GREAT QUESTION.

IT WAS A STRUGGLE TO KNOW

THAT GOD IS A HEALER, AND HE

CAN HEAL, AND YET HE WASN'T

HEALING ME.

FOR ME IT WAS HANGING ON TO

HOPE.

HOPE IS VERY AWKWARD AND

UNCOMFORTABLE.

AND IN MANY WAYS WE WANT TO

SKIRT IT IN OUR LIVES

BECAUSE TO STAY AT THAT

PLACE WHERE YOU GO, GOD,

YOUR SOVEREIGN, BUT YOU ALSO

WANT ME TO KEEP ASKING YOU.

BUT HOPE IS WHAT LEAVES US

VULNERABLE BEFORE HIM AND

INVITES THAT CONVERSATION

WITH HIM.

Terry: AND THEN GOD

ASKED YOU A QUESTION IN THE

MIDDLE OF THAT: WILL YOU

STILL LOVE ME IF MY ANSWER

IS NO?

YES.

THAT WAS ONE OF THE MOST

PROFOUND MOMENTS IN MY

LIFE.

I WAS SITTING IN CHURCH AND

I SAW THE CROSS AND I FELT

LIKE GOD SAID TO ME, IF YOU

NEVER HAVE A FAMILY, WILL

YOU STILL LOVE ME.

AND IT TOOK ME DAYS TO

RESPOND.

BUT UP FROM MY HEART CAME

THAT CRY, YOU'RE THAT GOOD,

I WILL STILL LOVE YOU.

Terry: WE ALL HAVE

AREAS OF OUR LIVES THAT ARE

BITTER OR UNFULFILLED, TIMES

WHEN WE QUESTION GOD AND

WHAT HIS PLAN FOR US IS.

I REALLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND

THIS BOOK.

SARAH'S BOOK IS CALLED

"EVERY BITTER THING IS

SWEET."

IT'S AN OPPORTUNITY FOR

GROWTH.

DON'T MISS IT.

THIS BOOK IS AVAILABLE

WHEREVER BOOKS ARE SOLD.

SARAH, THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, TERRY.

Terry: WE WANT TO LEAVE

YOU WITH THESE WORDS FROM

PSALM 30: 5: "WEEPING MAY

ENDURE FOR A NIGHT, BUT JOY

COMES IN THE MORNING."

LET GOD'S JOY FLOOD INTO

YOUR HEART WITH THE

REALIZATION THAT HE LOVES

YOU MORE THAN YOU KNOW.

WE'LL SEE YOU SOON.

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