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The 700 Club - December 17, 2014

Founder and retired CEO of Curves International, Gary Heavin is now a producer of faith-based films and as well as a pilot who flies missionaries and aid around the world. Plus, an NBA champion remembers the conversation that changed his life. Read Transcript


THERE YOU ARE.

Wendy: THE MAN BEHIND

MIDDLE EARTH.

TOBIN HAD MORE TO OFFER.

Wendy: HEAR WHY THE

HOBBIT AUTHOR REALLY

BELIEVES, AND SEE HOW IT

PLAYED OUT IN HIS BOOK.

TAKE SOME INSPIRATION

FROM FRODO AND FROM SAM.

Wendy: PLUS, WE EMBARK

ON A NEW MISSION, ON TODAY'S

"700 CLUB."

*

Pat: HEY, WELCOME.

IT IS NICE TO HAVE YOU WITH

US TODAY ON "THE 700 CLUB."

WELL, IT'S LIKE A SCENE OUT

OF ROCKY 4, THE RUSSIAN IS

OUT.

THE ECONOMY AND THE FORMER

SOVIET STATE IS ONE OF THE

WORSE POINTS IT'S BEEN SINCE

THE FALL OF COMMUNISM.

VLADIMIR PUTIN'S ECONOMY IS

COLLAPSING.

AND SOME FEAR HE MAY TAKE

HIS ANGER OUT ON NEARBY

UKRAINE.

Wendy: THE COLLATERAL

DAMAGE IS MASSIVE, AND 4,000

ARE DEAD.

AND 10,000 ARE FLEEING THE

CONFLICT ZONE EVERY DAY.

GEORGE THOMAS HAS MORE.

George: UKRAINE IS

ACCUSING RUSSIA OF INVADING

THEIR TERRITORY, AND BACKING

GUNMEN WHO CONTROL DONESK

AND LUHANSK.

RUSSIA SEIZED THE CRIMEA

PENINSULA IN MARCH.

NOW WITH FALLING OIL PRICES

AND RUSSIA'S ECONOMY ARE

TEETERING ON COLLAPSE, SOME

WONDER IF VLADIMIR PUTIN

WILL USE THIS LATEST

DEVELOPMENT TO BACK DOWN OR

VENGE DEEPER INTO UKRAINIAN

TERRITORY.

A FRAGILE CEASE-FIRE IS

SUPPOSED TO STOP THE

BLOODSHED, BUT THAT HASN'T

HAPPENED.

FOR THOSE LIVING ON THE

FRONT LINE, THE PAST NINE

MONTHS IS A HORROWING

ORDEAL.

I AM ON THE PHONE

CONSTANTLY, CONNECTING

POTENTIAL VOLUNTEERS WHO

WANT TO HELP.

George: WHEN

PRO-RUSSIAN REBELS INVADED

THIS PART OF THE COUNTRY IN

APRIL, SHE AND HER HUSBAND,

PROMINENT UKRAINIAN PASTOR

PETER, RISKED THEIR LIVES TO

HELP THOSE IN THE CONFLICT.

IT STARTED OUT VERY

SIMPLY, SOMEONE CALLED MY

CELL AND ASKED IF WE COULD

HELP GET THEM OUT OF THE

CITY.

WORD SPREAD OUT ABOUT WHAT

WE DID, AND SINCE THEN

PEOPLE ARE CALLING US FROM

ALL OVER THE REGION.

George: EVERY WEEK NOW,

SINCE THAT FIRST PHONE CALL

BACK IN APRIL, THE DUDNICKS,

WITH THE HELP OF CBN'S

"ORPHANS' PROMISE" AND

SEVERAL UKRAINIAN CHURCHES,

HELPED HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS

OF FAMILIES ESCAPE.

WE ARE A LIFELINE FOR

FAMILIES.

SOME CALL US SAYING, SAVE

US, SAVE US.

George: FOR SEVERAL

MONTHS, "ORPHANS' PROMISE"

HAS BEEN RUNNING A HOTLINE,

CONNECTING A STREAM OF

REFUGEES COMING OUT OF THE

WAR ZONE HERE IN THE EAST

AND THE CRIMEAN PENINSULA,

WITH FAMILIES AND CHURCHES

WILLING TO HELP.

GETTING THEM OUT OF THE

CONFLICT ZONE WAS ONE

THING.

BUT THEN WE HAD TO FIND

PLACES FOR THEM TO STAY.

WE HAD TO TAKE CARE OF THEIR

HEALTH NEEDS, FEED THEM, AND

GET THEM WARM CLOTHES FOR

THE WINTER.

George: MORE THAN ONE

MILLION PEOPLE FLED EASTERN

UKRAINE.

MOST OF THEM LEFT THEIR

HOMES WITH LITTLE MORE THAN

THE CLOTHES ON THEIR BACKS.

THEY LOST EVERYTHING.

THEY HAVE NOTHING.

George: SO FOR NOW, AS

WINTER SETS IN, THE

CONFLICT, WHICH HAS

INTERNALLY DISPLACED MORE

THAN HALF A MILLION PEOPLE

SHOWS NO SIGN OF ENDING ANY

TIME SOON.

GEORGE THOMAS, CBN NEWS.

Pat: THANKS, GEORGE.

WELL JOINING US NOW WITH

MORE IS GENERAL WESLEY

CLARK, FORMER NATO SUPREME

ALLIED COMMANDER IN EUROPE

DURING THE KOSOVO CRISIS.

IT RECENTLY VISITED WITH

UKRAINE AND MET WITH KEY

LEADERS IN THE GOVERNMENT.

WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED WHEN

YOU'RE ON THE GROUND?

IS PUTIN TRYING TO STIR UP

SOMETHING TO HAVE A WIDER

WAR?

HE IS DEFINITELY PUTTING

THE FRAMEWORK IN PLACE TO

USE MILITARY POWER AGAIN.

I WAS OVER THERE IN EARLY

NOVEMBER, PAT, AND I'VE BEEN

IN CONSTANT TOUCH WITH THE

UKRAINIANS.

THIS IS MY FIFTH TRIP SINCE

MARCH.

AND IT IS VERY CLEAR THAT

ALL OF THIS IS ATTRIBUTABLE

TO RUSSIA.

RUSSIA'S MILITARY HAS

DIRECTLY INTERVENED.

THERE WERE RUSSIAN TROOPS ON

THE GROUND, RUSSIAN

ARTILLERY, RUSSIAN ROCKET

LAUNCHERS INSIDE EASTERN

UKRAINE.

THEY'RE USING VERY HIGH

TECHNOLOGY.

AND HE IS BUILDING UP HIS

FORCES NOW.

WHETHER HE USES THOSE FORCES

OR NOT, THAT REMAINS TO BE

SEEN.

HE HAS A LOT OF OTHER

PROBLEMS.

I THINK PUTIN MUST HAVE BEEN

SURPRISED THAT THE

UKRAINIANS WERE SO

DETERMINED TO RESIST THE

RUSSIAN ATTACK.

Pat: WHAT IS THE

PLAYBOOK?

IN OTHER WORDS, HE HAS PRO

PROVOCITERS INSIDE WHO SAY

WE'RE BEING PERSECUTED, AND

THAT WILL GIVE PUTIN THE

EXCUSE TO KI COME IN?

THAT'S WHAT HE DID.

HE PUT HIS SPECIAL FORCES IN

AND THEY SEIZED THE

BUILDINGS IN DONESK AND

LUHANSK.

THEY PAID THEM TO FIGHT AND

BROUGHT IN SOME THUGS FROM

INSIDE RUSSIA.

OF COURSE, YOU CAN'T TELL

THE DIFFERENCE FROM THE

OUTSIDE.

THEY USED THE WESTERN NEWS

MEDIA.

THEY KEPT SAYING

"ALLEGED, "ALLEGED," AND

THERE WAS SOMETHING ALLEGED

ABOUT IT.

IT WAS ABSOLUTELY TRUE.

WHEN THE UKRAINIANS TRIED TO

REGAIN THEIR TERRITORY IN

LATE AUGUST, RUSSIA

INTERVENED MASSIVELY.

ABOUT 4,000 SOLDIERS AND

VOLUNTEERS WERE KILLED,

ABOUT THE SAME NUMBER OF

RUSSIANS.

MODERN WEAPONRY WAS USED AND

ILLEGAL WEAPONRY WERE USED

BY THE RUSSIANS.

AND THEN THE RUSSIAN FORCES

WERE PULLED BACK, AND THE

FIGHTING CONTINUED, AND NOW

THE RUSSIAN ARTILLERY IS

STARTING TO COME BACK IN.

SO PUTIN -- WE DON'T KNOW

WHAT HIS OBJECTS ARE.

WE DON'T KNOW WHAT HIS

ULTIMATE AMBITIONS ARE.

HE IS OBVIOUSLY WRESTLING

WITH SOME CRISES, NOW THAT

HE HAS BROUGHT ON RUSSIA

HIMSELF, AND THE FALL OF THE

PRICE OF OIL IS CERTAINLY

HURTING HIM.

HE HAS MILITARY MEANS,

ECONOMIC MEANS, AND

POLITICAL MEANS TO TRY TO

HURT UKRAINE.

OBVIOUSLY, THE UKRAINIANS

KNOW IT NOW, AND THEY'RE ON

THE ALERT.

THESE AGENT PROVOCITERS ARE

HAVING TROUBLE MOVING DEEPLY

INTO UKRAINE BECAUSE THE

UKRAINIANS ARE ALERTED TO

IT.

Pat: THE CRISIS OF THE

RUBLE GOING FROM 32 TO THE

DOLLAR TO ABOUT 72 TO THE

DOLLAR -- IT LOOKS LIKE A

COLLAPSE IN THE ECONOMY.

THEY'RE SELLING OFF THEIR

RESERVES.

WHAT A WAR NOT BE THE THING

TO DIVERT THE PEOPLE'S

ATTENTION AWAY FROM THE

ECONOMIC CRISIS?

PAT, IT COULD VERY WELL

GO THAT WAY.

YOU KNOW, IT'S ALWAYS EASY

FOR US IN THE WEST TO

BELIEVE THAT BECAUSE WE

DIDN'T USE MILITARY FORCE,

HE WON'T RESPOND WITH

MILITARY FORCE.

BUT IF YOU GO BACK TO THE

1930s AND '40s, WHEN WE

WERE HAVING TROUBLE WITH

JAPAN, WE CUT OFF THEIR OIL,

AND JAPAN RESPONDED WITH

PEARL HARBOR.

SO THE FACT WE'RE NOT USING

MILITARY MEANS AND IT IS

PURELY AN ECONOMIC STRUGGLE

FOR PUTIN, DOESN'T MEAN HE

WON'T TRY SOMETHING ILL

MILITARILY.

Pat: WHAT SHOULD WE DO

RIGHT NOW?

I THOUGHT THE UNITED STATES

SHOULD HAVE SENT SOME

SUPPLIES, MILITARY EQUIPMENT

IN TO HELP THE UKRAINIANS?

ARE WE DOING ANYTHING TO

HELP THEM THAT IS WORTHY OF

THE NAME?

THE MOST IMPORTANT HELP

IS THE POLITICAL SUPPORT AND

REASSURANCE WE'VE GIVEN THE

GOVERNMENT.

WE'RE ALSO PREPARING

ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE.

WE ARRANGED FOR THEM TO KEEP

THEIR ENERGY SUPPLIES.

PUTIN COULD WIN ANY NUMBER

OF WAYS, BUT IT IS IMPORTANT

THAT WE CLOSE OFF HIS

MILITARY OPTIONS.

SO UKRAINE HAS STABILIZED

THE FIGHTING FRONT RIGHT

NOW.

THEY'VE GOT A PRETTY MODERN

INDUSTRIAL ESTABLISHMENT,

BUT FOR 20 YEARS IT HAS BEEN

PRODUCING ODD ITEMS FOR

RUSSIA.

BUT IT HASN'T DELIVERED

THOSE ITEMS AND DELIVERED

MODERN TECHNOLOGY TO ITS OWN

FORCES.

SO I WOULD LIKE TO SEE US

SUPPORT THOSE FORCES.

THERE IS A BILL THAT HAS

GONE THROUGH CONGRESS.

I'M TOLD THAT THE WWW.IS

WHITE HOUSE IS LOOKING AT

SIGNING IT.

IT WOULD PROVIDE MORE

ASSISTANCE TO UKRAINE.

THEY NEED THE ABILITY TO

COUNTER THE RUSSIAN THREAT.

IF YEAR GOING TO MAKE

DIPLOMACY AND ECONOMIC

DEVELOPMENT WORK AND HOLD

OFF THIS CRISIS IN EUROPE

THAT PUTIN IS BRINGING,

PUTIN HAS TO BE MADE TO

UNDERSTAND THAT HE DON'T

HAVE MILITARY OPTIONS.

THAT'S THE KEY.

Pat: IF YOU WERE A

BETTING PERSON, WHAT KIND OF

ODDS WOULD YOU GIVE ON THE

SURVIVAL OF THE UKRAINE IN

THIS CRISIS?

OH, I'D SAY IT IS GOING

TO SURVIVE BECAUSE -- AND I

THINK THIS HAS WHAT GOT

PUTIN STYMIED AT THIS

POINT.

PAT, THERE WAS A DISCUSSION

IN EUROPE THAT MAYBE IN

MARCH HE ACTUALLY CALLED

POLAND AND SAID SECRETLY,

LET'S SPLIT UP UKRAINE.

YOU CAN HAVE THE WESTERN END

AND I'LL TAKE THE REST OF

IT.

THE POLS DIDN'T BITE.

AND I THINK HE UNDERSTANDS

THAT THERE ARE 49 MILLION

PEOPLE OF THEM, AND AT LEAST

45 MILLION OF THEM DON'T

WANT TO BE PART OF RUSSIA.

AND THE MORE HE HAS PUSHED,

THE MORE THEY WANT TO COME

TO THE WEST.

THEY WANT DEMOCRACY,

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

THEY WANT FREEDOM.

THEY WANT WHAT THEY SEE

POLAND AND OTHER NATO

MEMBERS HAVING.

ON THE ONE HAND, IT IS A

GREAT REAFFIRMATION OF OUR

SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT AND OUR

VALUES.

ON THE OTHER HAND, IT

POSSESS RISKS BECAUSE RUSSIA

MAY COME AFTER US.

BUT I THINK THE COURSE OF

THE LAST NINE MONTHS HAS

ESTABLISHED PRETTY CLEARLY

THAT UKRAINE IS GOING TO BE

PART OF THE WEST.

IT IS GOING TO SURVIVE, AND

THE GOVERNMENTS OF WESTERN

COUNTRIES AND THE UNITED

STATES ARE GOING TO DO

WHATEVER IT TAKES TO HELP

UKRAINE SURVIVE.

Pat: THAT'S A WONDERFUL

STATEMENT.

THANK YOU, GENERAL CLARK.

WE APPRECIATE YOU BEING WITH

US ON "THE 700 CLUB."

IT'S GREAT TO BE WITH

YOU.

Pat: WELL, THE TALIBAN

WENT TOO FAR THIS TIME, AND

NOW THE PAKISTANI GOVERNMENT

IS VOWING THE ISLAMIC

TERRORIST GROUP WILL PAY

DEARLY.

JOHN JEJOHN JESSUP HAS MORE

ON THAT STORY FROM

WASHINGTON.

HERE IS JOHN.

John: PAT, PAKISTAN IS

GRIEVING AFTER THAT GRUESOME

ATTACK ON A SCHOOL.

THE DEATH TOLL HAS RISEN TO

142.

THE MAJORITY OF THE VICTIMS,

132 OF THEM, WERE CHILDREN.

TALIBAN LEADERS HAD HOPED

THE ATTACK WOULD WEAKEN THE

PAKISTANI CAMPAIGN AGAINST

THEIR FORCES, BUT THE

GOVERNMENT IS NOW VOWING TO

FIGHT EVEN HARDER.

Reporter: THE FUNERALS

HAVE ALREADY BEGUN FOR THE

DOZENS OF CHILDREN AND THEIR

TEACHERS WHO WERE KILLED.

ON TUESDAY, SEVEN TALIBAN

GUNMEN WITH EXPLOSIVES

STRAPPED TO THEIR BODIES

STORMED THE ARMY PUBLIC

SCHOOL IN THE CITY OF

PESHAWAR.

THEY STARTING STORMING

IN, AND AFTER THAT THEY

STARTED SPREADING OUT.

Reporter: THE SCHOOL

MASSACRE MARKS THE DEADLIEST

SLAUGHTER OF INNOCENCE EVER

SEEN, AND HAS HORRIFIED A

COUNTRY WHERE EXTREMIST

ATTACKS HAVE BECOME NORMAL.

THEY KILLED KIDS.

THEY ARE COWARDS.

Reporter: THE WHITE

HOUSE AND COUNTRIES AROUND

THE WORLD ARE QUICK TO

CONDEMN THE ATTACK.

THE DEPRAVED DECISION ONE

HAS TO MAKE TO STORM A

SCHOOL OF INNOCENT CHILDREN

AND OPEN FIRE ON THEM I

THINK IS A TESTAMENT TO HOW

COLD-BLOODED THESE

EXTREMISTS ARE.

Reporter: ACROSS THE

COUNTRY, OFFICIALS AND

SCHOOL CHILDREN ARE HOLDING

SPECIAL PRAYER SERVICES FOR

THE VICTIMS.

THIS NORTHWEST CORNER OF

PAKISTAN HAS LONG ENDURED

VIOLENT CLASHES BETWEEN THE

TALIBAN AND PAKISTANI FORCES

WHO ARE SUPPORTED BY THE

U.S.

THE TALIBAN SAID WEDNESDAY

THAT THE MASSACRE WAS

JUSTIFIED BECAUSE THE

PAKISTANI ARMY HAS KILLED

THE CHILDREN OF ITS

FIGHTERS.

AND IT IS VOWING TO CONTINUE

SUCH ATTACKS.

BUT THE GOVERNMENT OF

PAKISTAN SAYS IT WILL STEP

UP A MILITARY CAMPAIGN THAT,

ALONG WITH U.S. DRONE

STRIKES, TARGETS THE

MILITANTS.

HEATHER SELLS, CBN NEWS.

John: PAT, THAT WAS

SUCH A BARBARIC AND

HEARTLESS ATTACK.

Pat: IT BREAKS YOUR

HEART WHAT THEY DID.

JUST RUTHLESS.

PESHAWAR IS RIGHT THERE BY

THE COBER PASS, WHICH LEADS

INTO AFGHANISTAN, SO THERE

IS AN INTERCHANGE BACK AND

FORTH.

LIKE IT OR NOT, THE

PAKISTANI SECURITY SERVICE

HAS BEEN IN LEAGUE WITH THE

TALIBAN.

THEY'VE BEEN COZYING UP TO

THEM.

THEY DON'T QUITE KNOW WHICH

SIDE THEY'RE ON.

THEY HID THE LOCATION OF

OSAMA BIN LADEN, AND HE WAS

IN ABBOTTABAD.

AND HE WAS ENJOYING A NICE

PLACE THERE IN THE MIDDLE OF

A MILITARY COMPOUND.

THEY KNEW ALL ABOUT HIM.

THEY HAVE BEEN IN LEAGUE

WITH THESE PEOPLE.

AND NOW THE SERPENT IS

STARTING TO BITE THEM.

YOU TAKE A COBRA INTO YOUR

HOME, AND BEFORE LONG HE IS

GOING TO GET YOU.

AND THOSE GUYS HAVE GOT

HIM.

AND NOW THE PAKISTANIS HAVE

AWOKE AND THEY'RE TOUGH WHEN

THEY GET MEAN.

John: PAT, HACKERS

CALLING THEMSELVES GUARDIANS

OF PEACE ARE MAKING SOME

SERIOUS THREATS.

THE GROUP IS RESPONSIBLE FOR

LEAKING E-MAILS AND OTHER

SENSITIVE DATA FROM SONY

PICTURES.

AND NOW THE HACKERS SAY

THEY'RE PLANNING AN ATTACK

SIMILAR TO 9/11 AS SONNY

PREMIERS "THE INTERVIEW."

THEATERS HAVE BEEN

CANCELLING PLANS TO SHOW THE

FILM, FEARING RETALIATION

FROM NORTH KOREA.

THE F.B.I. AND THE

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND

SECURITY ARE INVESTIGATING,

AND AT THIS POINT, PAT, THEY

SAY THE THREATS OF VIOLENCE

ARE NOT CREDIBLE.

Pat: WELL, I THINK

YOU'VE GOT TO BE ABLE TO

POKE SOME FUN AT A GUY LIKE

KIM JONG-UN.

HE IS FUNNY JUST BY HIS

NAME.

Wendy: JUST LOOKING AT

HIM.

Pat: JUST LOOKING AT

HIM.

BY THE WAY, POLITICS IS NOW

BEGINNING -- THE PRESIDENT

HAS BEEN ABLE TO GET

THROUGH -- OR WILL BE ABLE

TO GET THROUGH THE SENATE --

88 JUDGES.

HE IS JUST RUNNING THEM

THROUGH.

THIS WHOLE BUSINESS ABOUT

TAKING AWAY THE NUCLEAR

OPTION -- 88 AND AT NO

CREDIBLE RESISTANCE, HE IS

IS GOING TO PACK THE COURT.

IN THE POLITICAL WORLD, JEB

BUSH SAID HE IS STARTING AN

EXPLORATORY COMMITTEE.

THIS IS A PREEMPTIVE STRIKE

THAT WOULD KEEP OUT ROMNEY

AND KEEP OUT MAYBE MARCO

RUBIO AND MAYBE SOME

OTHERS.

Wendy: HE IS LATE TO

THE GAME.

HE DIDN'T EVEN GO TO IOWA.

Pat: YOU DON'T HAVE TO

GO TO IOWA.

I'LL TELL YOU, THE DREAM

TICKET -- YOU MARK MY WORLD,

A DREAM TICKET, JOHN KASICH,

A GOOD FRIEND, AND HE IS

GOVERNOR OF OHIO, AND HE WON

A SMASHING VICTORY IN THIS

LAST ELECTION.

SO YOU'VE GOT THE GOVERNOR

OF THE STATE OF OHIO, AND

THE FORMER GOVERNOR OF THE

STATE OF FLORIDA, A MAN WHO

SPEAKS FLUID SPANISH, AND

MARRIED TO AN HISPANIC

WOMEN.

AN INCREDIBLE TEAM IF THEY

PUT THEM TOGETHER.

IT WOULD BE VERY HARD FOR

ANYBODY TO BEAT THEM.

WE'LL SEE WHAT THAT AMOUNTS

TO.

BUT IT WILL BE TOUGH FOR

ANYBODY ELSE TO COME UP

AGAINST JEB.

HE WILL TAKE THE AIR OUT OF

THE ROOM ONCE HE'S IN THE

GAME.

DO YOU LIKE HIM?

Wendy: YOU KNOW, I DO

LIKE HIM.

THERE IS SOMETHING SOLID

ABOUT HIM.

DO YOU THINK HE COULD TAKE

HILARY, THOUGH?

Pat: ARE YOU KIDDING?

IN A WALK.

IN A WALK.

Wendy: YOU HEARD IT

HERE FIRST, FOLKS.

Pat: THE REASON SHE

DOESN'T DRIVE BECAUSE SHE

HAS SOME KIND OF ESEMIC

THINGS WHERE SHE'S HAD

LITTLE STROKES.

I THINK HILARY IS

YESTERDAY'S NEWS.

I THOUGHT SHE SHOULD HAVE

WON OVER OBAMA.

I THOUGHT FOR SURE SHE WAS

GOING TO BE THE NEXT

PRESIDENT.

Wendy: I THINK WE ALL

DID.

Pat: SOMETIMES TIME

GOES BY AND YOU MISS YOUR

CHANCE.

COMING BACK A SECOND TIME,

IT MIGHT NOT PLAY.

JOHN?

John: PAT, WELL,

SPEAKING OF THE PRESIDENCY,

PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS ISSUED

MORE EXECUTIVE MEMORANDA

THAN ANY PRESIDENT IN U.S.

HISTORY.

A NEW REPORT IN "U.S.A.

TODAY" TALLIED HIS USE OF

EXECUTIVE ACTION.

ALTHOUGH THE PRESIDENT OFTEN

TOUTS THAT HE IS ISSUING

EXECUTIVE ORDERS AT A SLOWER

PACE THAN OTHER PRESIDENTS,

THE STUDY SHOWS HE'S USED

EXECUTIVE MEMORANDA TO

BYPASS CONGRESS.

THE OFFICE OF LEGAL COUNSEL

SAYS THERE IS NO REAL

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO.

THE REPORT SAYS MR. OBAMA,

ENTERING HIS SIXTH YEAR IN

OFFICE, HAS USED THE

EXECUTIVE MEMORANDA 33% MORE

THAN PRESIDENT BUSH DID.

AND 45% MORE THAN BILL

CLINTON DID.

HE USED IT TO CREATE POLICY

ON GUN CONTROL, IMMIGRATION,

LABOR RELATIONS AND MUCH

MORE.

AND THE REPORT SAID

PRESIDENT OBAMA IS ON TRACK

TO TAKING MORE EXECUTIVE

ACTION THAN ANY PRESIDENT

SINCE HARRY TRUMAN.

Pat: HE IS THE EMPEROR,

AND THE EMPEROR SHOULDN'T

HAVE TO COUNT DOWN TO A

BUNCH OF POLITICIANS HOLDING

OFFICE.

HE IS EMPEROR.

AND EMPERORS DO WHAT THEY

WANT TO DO.

THE FEDERAL JUDGE SAID HE

EXCEEDED AUTHORITY WITH THIS

IMMIGRATION MATTER.

WHETHER THAT WILL BE

APPEALED, WE DON'T KNOW.

BUT THE DISTRICT JUDGE SAID,

MR. PRESIDENT, YOU WENT TOO

FAR.

WENDY?

Wendy: ALL RIGHT.

COMING UP, THE CHRISTIAN

WORLD OF BILLBO, GANDOF, AND

FRODO.

IT WOULD LEAVE SOMEONE TO

CREATE HEROS LIKE HOBBIT.

Wendy: GO INSIDE THE

MIND OF THE "THE LORD OF THE

RINGS", NEXT.

Pat: OH, THEY'RE BIG

BUDGET AND THEY'RE HUGE AND

THEY'RE GOING TO SWEEP THE

SCREEN.

AND THEY FILMED THAT THING,

I THINK, IN NEW ZEALAND.

IT IS SOMETHING ELSE.

BUT "THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE

ARMIES" HITS THEATERS

TODAY.

AND THE FANS OF THE HOBBIT

WILL HEAD TO MIDDLE EARTH

ONE LAST TIME.

THAT'S THE WORLD CREATED BY

THE LEGENDARY AUTHOR J.R.R.

TOLKIEN.

HIS WORKS ARE THE "THE LORD

OF THE RINGS" AND "THE

HOBBIT" ARE THE GREAT MOVIES

OF ALL TIME.

AND THEY'RE LOADED WITH

CHRISTIAN WISDOM.

Reporter: AS THE

HOBBIT, BATTLE OF THE FIVE

ARMIES HITS THEATERS, IT

ENDS AN ENTERTAINMENT SERIES

DECADES IN THE MIDDLE.

BUT IT IS JUST A PART OF THE

MOVIES THAT THE J.R.R.

TOLKIEN MOVIES ARE BASED

ON.

HE HAD MORE TO OFFER THAN

JUST A G GOOD YARN.

Reporter: IT IS

SUBTITLEED "THE VISION OF

FREEDOM THAT TOLKIEN GOT AND

THE WEST FORGOT."

THE EVIL CAME OUT OF

TOLKIEN'S EXPERIENCE OF

WITNESSING THE EVIL OF THE

NAZIS IN WORLD WAR II.

THERE IS A CONCERN FOR

THE CENTRALIZATION OF

POWER.

THE GOOD GUYS SPEND THE

ENTIRE STORY TRYING TO GET

RID OF, NOT TRYING TO GAIN,

THIS POWER TO DOMINATE THE

WILL OF OTHERS.

Reporter: WHILE J.R.R.

TOLKIEN HATED THAT.

AND THE GOOD GUYS FOUGHT

IT.

THE GOOD GUYS IN THE "THE

LORD OF THE RINGS" REALIZE

YOU NEED TO BE WILLING TO

DIE.

AND THEY'RE WILLING TO DIE

FOR FREEDOM.

Reporter: AND IT RYE

REFLECTED NOT ONLY HIS

IDEALIC HOME TOWN, BUT THE

WAY HE THINKS TOWNS SHOULD

BE RUN.

HE ADMITTED TO HIS SON HE

LEANED TOWARDS ANARCHY, AND

HATED THE IDEA OF PEOPLE

LORDING IT OVER OTHER

PEOPLE.

HE SAID, IT IS THE MOST

IMPROPER JOB OF ANY MAN TO

BOSS OTHERS, LEAST OF ALL

THOSE WHO SEIZE THE

OPPORTUNITY.

Reporter: HE WATCHED

BRITAIN SLIDE INTO A SOFT

SOCIALISM.

HE WAS HORRIFIED THAT THE

CHRISTIANS WOULD GIVE UP

THEIR GOD-GIVEN LIBERTY IN

EXCHANGE FOR SECURITY

OFFERED BY ALL POWERFUL

GOVERNMENTS.

WHAT WOULD BE ESSENTIALLY

DOCILE SHEEP GUIDED BY THE

SHEPHERD.

Reporter: AS FOR

ECONOMICS, THEY SAW TOLKIEN

AS A CAPITALIST.

RICHARDS SAYS TOLKIEN USED

THE CHARACTER TO PORTRAY A

WEALTHY NON-CAPITALIST.

THERE YOU ARE, IN THE

SHADOWS.

HE SITS ATOP LITERALLY A

PILE OF GOLD THAT BELONGS TO

OTHER PEOPLE.

THIS IS NOT A CRITIQUE OF

THE CAPITALIST.

IT IS A CRITIQUE OF THE

MISER WHO HOARDS HIS

HEALTH.

Reporter: HE PRO TRADE

ROROBUST CAPITALISM AT THE

END OF EACH BOOK.

THERE IS INTERSPECIES

TRADE BETWEEN HOBBITS AND

ELVES AND GOD AND MAN.

Reporter: HE CREATES

WEALTH WITH HIS HANDS AND A

FUTURE WITH HIS WIFE.

HE PUTS TOGETHER OUR

ECONOMIC ACTIVITY, AS

CREATURES MADE IN THE IMAGE

OF GOD, TO TILL AND KEEP THE

GARDEN AND TO MULTIPLY, TO

HAVE CHILDREN.

Reporter: HE USED

HUMBLE HOBBITS TO SHOW THAT

EACH OF US MATTERS AND WE

CAN CHANGE OUR WORLD FOR THE

BETTER.

IT ONLY OCCURRED TO

SOMEONE WHO HAD THIS VISION

THAT THE CREATOR OF THE

UNIVERSE CAN COME INCARNATE

AS A MAN IN A STABLE, IN A

VILLAGE.

IT WOULD LEAD SOMEONE TO

CREATE HEROS LIKE HOBBITS.

I CAN'T CARRY IT FOR YOU,

BUT I CAN CARRY YOU.

Reporter: IT IS THE HOW

MANY BELTHE HUMBLE SERVANT

OF SAM WHO SAVES THE WORLD.

THAT GOES TO US WHO SAY,

WHO AM I?

TAKE SOME SINC INSPIRATION

FROM FRODO AND FROM SAM.

Pat: AND THE HOBBIT HAS

BEEN A HUGE SUCCESS OF

COLLEGE STUDENTS.

THEY CERTAINLY DO LIKE THE

MESSAGE AND THE CHARACTERS.

AND THE MOVIE IS GOING TO BE

ANOTHER SMASH SUCCESS THAT

WILL BLOWOUT THE DOOR AT THE

BOX OFFICE, AND WE WISH THEM

WELL.

WENDY?

Wendy: UP NEXT, TIME TO

"BRING IT ON" WITH YOUR

E-MAIL QUESTIONS.

SUE WRITES, "GROWING UP, MY

PARENTS TOLD ME I WAS

WORTHLESS.

NOW I CAN'T MAINTAIN

LONG-TERM RELATIONSHIPS,

INCLUDING ONE WITH GOD.

WHAT DO I DO?"

HEAR PAT'S THOUGHTS ABOUT

THAT, NEXT.

Wendy: WELL, WELCOME

BACK.

IF YOU'RE A CBN PARTNER,

YOU'VE ALREADY RECEIVED THIS

ENVELOPE IN THE MAIL.

IT HAS TWO PRAYER

ORNAMENTS.

WE WANT YOU TO TAKE THE

FIRST ONE, WRITE DOWN YOUR

PRAYER REQUESTS ON THE BACK,

AND MAIL IT BACK TO US.

AND HANG THE SECOND ONE OWN

YOUR TREE AS A REMINDER THAT

OUR CBN STAFF IS PRAYING FOR

YOU AND YOUR NEEDS.

IF YOU'RE NOT A PARTNER,

HEY, WE STILL WANT TO PRAY

FOR YOU.

IT'S TOLL-FREE,

1-800-759-0700, AND WE'LL

SEND YOU YOUR ORNAMENT.

SO WE ARE NOW MOVING RIGHT

INTO --

Pat: "BRING IT ON."

LET'S DO IT.

Wendy: SUE WRITES

IN, "DO I NEED HEALING?

I WAS VERY MUCH UNLOVED AS A

CHILD, AND STILL FEEL THAT

NOBODY COULD REALLY LIKE ME

BECAUSE MY PARENTS SHOWED ME

I WAS WORTHLESS.

I TRY TO GET CLOSE TO GOD

AND JESUS, BUT I LOSE

INTEREST AFTER A WHILE OR

TRY TOO HARD.

JUST AS SOON AS IT SEEMS

PEOPLE GIVE ME ATTENTION, I

DROP GOD LIKE A HOT STONE.

I WAS MARRIED TWICE, AND

CAN'T MAINTAIN RELATIONSHIPS

FOR LONG.

I RECENTLY FELT SOMEONE

WATCHING ME, AND HAD A

FEELING IT WANTED TO BE

INVITED IN.

I'M SO VERY LONELY, OLD, AND

UNATTRACTIVE WITHOUT

ANYTHING INSIDE ME.

I FEEL LIKE I DON'T HAVE A

SPIRIT.

PLEASE HELP ME UNDERSTAND.

WHAT'S THE POINT?"

Pat: A FEW YEARS AGO, I

WAS COUNSELLING SOME PEOPLE

AND A SAILOR CAME UP TO ME

AND HE WAS ALL DEJECTED AND

DOWN.

AND HE SAID, I'M JUST

MISERABLE.

I SAID, YOUR FATHER TOLD YOU

YOU WERE WORTHLESS, DIDN'T

HE?

AND HE SAID, YEAH, I WAS NO

GOOD.

AND I SAID, LET ME TELL YOU

SOMETHING, YOUR OLD MAN IS A

LIAR.

AND HE LOOKED AT ME.

AND HE SAID, YEAH, WHAT HE

SAID ISN'T TRUE.

AND WHAT YOUR FOLKS SAID

ISN'T TRUE.

THEY LIED TO YOU.

BECAUSE HERE IS WHY GOD

SAYS: YOU ARE SPECIAL.

I CREATED YOU IN MY IMAGE.

I LOVE YOU.

IF ALL OF THE UNIVERSE WERE

TO GO AWAY AND YOU WERE THE

ONLY PERSON LEFT, I STILL

WOULD HAVE DIED FOR YOU.

YOU'RE VERY SPECIAL.

SO JUST SAY TO YOURSELF, MY

FOLKS WERE LIARS.

THEY TOLD ME I WAS

WORTHLESS.

I'M NOT WORTHLESS.

I AM A PROMISE, I'M A

POSSIBILITY.

I'M CREATED IN THE IMAGE OF

GOD.

AND SAY THAT OVER AND OVER

AGAIN, AND BEGIN TO LIVE

IT.

READ THOSE SCRIPTURES THAT

TELLS HOW GOD LOVES YOU, HOW

HE LOVES YOU.

JOHN 3: 16: "FOR GOD SO

LOVED..." PUT YOUR NAME IN

IT, SUSIE.

"HE GAV GAVE HIS ONLY

BEGOTTEN SON."

SAY IT AT NIGHT WHEN YOU GO

TO BED AND IN THE MORNING

WHEN YOU WAKE UP.

AND STOP ALL OF THIS

BUSINESS ABOUT BEING

UNWORTHY.

YOU HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO

LOVE YOUR HUSBANDS BECAUSE

YOU CAN'T LOVE YOURSELF.

YOU'VE GOT TO LOVE

YOURSELF.

YOU ARE TO LOVE OTHERS AS

YOU LOVE YOURSELF, THE BIBLE

SAYS.

OKAY, NUMBER TWO.

Wendy: THAT'S GOOD,

PAT.

CRYSTAL WRITES, "I'VE BEEN

IN CHURCH ALL MY LIFE WITH

MY FAMILY.

WE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO DATE.

THE ONLY ONES IN MY CHURCH

THAT ARE MARRIED ALREADY

KNEW THEIR PARTNERS BEFORE

COMING INTO CHURCH.

IT IS TREATED AS A SIN TO

HAVE A MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING

WITH THE OPPOSITE SEX.

MOST OF THE PEOPLE IN OUR

CHURCH ARE FRUSTRATED

BECAUSE WE'RE GETTING OLDER

AND NO ONE IS GETTING

OLDER.

WE PRAY ABOUT THE ISSUE, BUT

IT SEEMS LIKE IT IS BOUNCING

BACK.

WHAT SHOULD I DO?"

Pat: YOU KNOW, THOSE

WHO ARE HOMOSEXUAL WILL DIE

OUT BECAUSE THEY DON'T

REPRODUCE.

YOU HAVE TO HAVE

HETEROSEXUAL SEX TO

REPRODUCE.

THE SAME THING WITH THAT

CHURCH.

IT IS DOOMED.

IT IS GOING TO DIE OUT

BECAUSE IT IS THE MOST

NONSENSICAL THING I HAVE

HEARD IN A LONG TIME.

GOD HAS MADE US TO BE IN

FAMILIES.

GOD HAS CREATED A DESIRE OF

MEN AND WOMEN TO HAVE

ATTRACTION TO THE OPPOSITE

SEX SO THAT THEY WILL

REPRODUCE AND HAVE

CHILDREN.

IF I WERE YOU, I WOULD GET

OUT OF THAT CHURCH AS FAST

AS I COULD.

CAST THE DUST OF IT ON YOUR

FEET -- SHAKE OFF THE DUST

AND RUN.

THAT IS NONSENSE.

Wendy: RUN, DO NOT

WALK.

JAN WRITES IN, "MY MOTHER

WENT HOME TO BE WITH JESUS

TWO YEARS AGO.

SHE LEFT BEHIND SEVERAL

WORN-OUT BIBLES.

I WANT TO KEEP ONE, BUT HAVE

NO IDEA HOW TO DISPOSE OF

THE OTHERS.

IS THERE A RIGHT WAY OR A

WRONG WAY TO DO THIS?"

Pat: A BIBLE ISN'T

SOMETHING LIKE A CHURCH THAT

YOU HAVE TO DECOMMISSION

IT.

I THINK THE BIBLE IS A

BOOK.

IT IS A SACRED BOOK.

IF YOU WANT TO KEEP THEM IN

MEMORY OF YOUR LOVED ONE,

THAT IS FINE.

IF YOU WANT TO GIVE IT TO A

LIBRARY, THAT IS FINE.

IF YOU WANT TO GIVE IT TO A

SCHOOL OR A CHURCH, THAT IS

FINE.

GOD IS NOT GOING TO HOLD YOU

ACCOUNTABLE FOR HOW YOU

TREAT AN OLD BIBLE.

THERE IS NO SPECIAL RITUAL

THAT WE HAVE FOR DEALING

WITH THAT.

WITH A CHURCH, YES, BUT NOT

WITH A BIBLE.

Wendy: I WAS THINKING

ABOUT FLAGS.

WHEN A FLAG GETS OLD, THERE

IS A SPECIAL WAY THAT YOU

HAVE TO, I GUESS, BURY IT.

Pat: WITH AN

APPROPRIATE CEREMONY, BUT

NOT WITH THE BIBLE.

WE HONOR IT.

TREAT IT WITH RESPECT.

ONE MORE.

Wendy: OKAY.

I THINK WE'RE GETTING THIS.

SO I THINK THAT MEANS WE

DON'T HAVE TIME.

BUT GREAT ANSWERS.

ONE MORE, DIANE WRITES

IN, "A FEW WEEKS AGO I WAS

LAID OFF FROM MY JOB AND HAD

TO GO ON UNEMPLOYMENT.

WHEN I WAS WORKING, I WAS

FAITHFUL IN MY TITHING.

BUT NOW THAT I'M UNEMPLOYED,

DOES GOD STILL WANT ME TO

TITHE FROM MY

UNEMPLOYMENT?"

Pat: I CAN'T TELL YOU

WHAT GOD WANTS YOU TO DO.

BUT GIVE AND IT WILL BE

GIVEN BACK TO YOU.

THINK, GOD, GIVE ME SOME

THOUGHTS.

HOW CAN I MAKE SOME MONEY?

HOW CAN I USE THE SKILLS

YOU'VE GIVEN ME TO TURN IT

INTO SOMETHING THAT IS

PROFITABLE.

AND AS YOU PLANT SEEDS,

YOU'RE PLANTING A SEED INTO

FUTURE PROSPERITY.

THAT'S WHAT YOU'RE TALKING

ABOUT.

WELL, WHEN HIS MOTHER HAD

TROUBLE PAYING THE BILLS,

12-YEAR-OLD GERALDO WORKED

SMALL JOBS TO HELP WITH THE

RENT.

LATER, WHEN THEY WERE

EVICTED, HE AND HIS BROTHER

CAME UP WITH A PLAN TO KEEP

THE FAMILIES OFF THE

STREETS.

Reporter: GERALDO WAS

ONLY 12 YEARS OLD WHEN HE

TRADED IN HIS SCHOOL BOOKS

FOR AN OLD MACHETE.

PEOPLE TRAIN ME TO TRIM

BRANCHES OR FIX THEIR

FENCES.

IT WAS ONLY A LITTLE, BUT I

GAVE IT TO MY MOM.

Reporter: BUT EVEN WITH

THE EXTRA MONEY, THEY

COULDN'T AFFORD THE RENT AND

WERE TOLD TO LEAVE.

I FELT SO BAD.

I TOLD MY CHILDREN THAT WE

WOULD HAVE TO FIND A NEW

PLACE TO LIVE, BUT I DIDN'T

KNOW

WHERE.

Reporter: SO GERALDO

AND HIS BROTHER COLLECTED

ENOUGH BRANCHES TO BUILD A

MAKESHIFT HOME IN THE FOREST

NEAR THEIR VILLAGE.

THEY WRAPPED PLASTIC AROUND

THE TRIM LIMBS TO MAKE WALLS

TO PROTECT THEM FROM THE

WEATHER.

MY MOMMA TOLD ME WE WILL

HAVE TO LIVE ON THE

STREETS.

Reporter: ELMA WORKS

DOING LAUNDRY.

HE EARNS ABOUT $2. 50,

ENOUGH FOR

FOOD, BUT NOT FOR

RENT.

SO "OPERATION BLESSING"

BUILT THE FAMILY A BRAND NEW

HOUSE.

I WATCHED THEM BUILDING

OUR NEW HOUSE.

I WAS SO EXCITED.

Reporter: MEANWHILE,

GERALDO

Pat: WOULDN'T YOU LIKE

TO HELP A FAMILY AT

CHRISTMAS?

YOU CAN MAKE THEM HAPPY.

IT DOESN'T TAKE MUCH.

$20 A MONTH, 65 CENTS A DAY,

IT IS NOTHING, AND YOU CAN

MAKE SOMEBODY HAPPY.

WE WANT TO SEND YOU THIS, BY

THE WAY.

IT'S CALLED "LIVING GOD'S

BLESSINGS."

THERE IS A TEACHING BY

GORDON, AND THESE ARE BOTH

HERE FOR YOU.

CALL IN AND SAY, LISTEN,

THIS CHRISTMASTIME, YOU CAN

COUNT ON ME.

JUST PICK UP THE PHONE AND

CALL.

LET'S HELP OTHER PEOPLE.

YOU FEEL SO GOOD.

IT IS MORE BLESSED TO GIVE

THAN TO RECEIVE.

THAT'S WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS.

Wendy: AMEN.

STILL AHEAD, TAKE A FLIGHT

ON MISSION AIR.

GARY HEAVEN GIVES US A SNEAK

PEEK AT THE NEW FAITH-BASED

FILM.

THAT'S NEXT.

WELCOME BACK TO

WASHINGTON FOR THIS CBN

NEWSBREAK.

AMERICAN ALLEN GROSS HAS

BEEN SET FREE AFTER FIVE

YEARS IN A CUBAN PRISON.

THE 65-YEAR-OLD'S HEALTH HAS

REPORTEDLY BEEN IN

DECLINED.

IN DECLINE.

HE WAS DETAINED IN 2009

WHILE TRYING TO SET UP

INTERNET ACCESS IN CUBA FOR

INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT.

HE WAS RELEASED IN EXCHANGE

FOR THREE CUBANS JAILED HERE

IN THE UNITED STATES.

A BILL EXTENDING DOZENS OF

TAX BREAKS IS HEADED FOR

PRESIDENT OBAMA'S DESK.

THE SENATE APPROVED

$40 BILLION IN TEMPORARY TAX

CUTS FOR BUSINESSES AND

INDIVIDUALS FOR 2014.

PRESIDENT OBAMA IS EXPECTED

TO SIGN IT.

ON TUESDAY, THE PRESIDENT

SIGNED A $1.1 TRILLION

SPENDING BILL INTO LAW.

IT WILL KEEP MOST OF THE

GOVERNMENT RUNNING FOR THE

NEXT NINE MONTHS, EXCEPT FOR

THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND

SECURITY.

CRITICS OF THE PRESIDENT'S

RECENT ACTION ON IMMIGRATION

LIMITED FUNDING FOR THAT

DEPARTMENT BECAUSE IT

ENFORCES IMMIGRATION

POLICY.

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PAT AND WENDY WILL BE BACK

WITH MORE OF "THE 700 CLUB"

RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Wendy: WHEN GARY HEAVEN

WAS IN HIS EARLY 30s, HE

WAS DIVORCED, HAD SPENT SOME

TIME IN JAIL AND WAS LOOKING

AT $5 MILLION OF DEBT.

SINCE THEN, HE HAS BECOME A

GUINNESS RECORD-HOLDING

BUSINESSMAN WHO NOW BELIEVES

IN GIVING BACK.

Reporter: GARY AND

DIANE HEAVEN ARE THE

FOUNDERS OF THE LARGEST

FITNESS CHAIN AND THE WORD,

CURVES INTERNATIONAL.

HE ALSO PRODUCES CHRISTIAN

FILMS.

RECENTLY HE WROTE, EXECUTIVE

PRODUCED, AND STARRED IN THE

FILM "MISSIONAIRE."

IT IS ABOUT THOSE WHO

PROTECT THEIR MISSION AND

THEIR LIVES.

Wendy: GARY HEAVEN

JOINS US NOW.

WELCOME BACK TO "THE 700

CLUB."

THANK YOU, WENDY.

Wendy: YOU WERE A

SELF-MADE MAN AND YOU LOST

EVERYTHING.

WHAT HAPPENED?

THE SHORT VERSION OF IT

IS I WAS A SELF-MADE MAN.

IT WAS ABOUT ME.

AND GOD HAD TO CHANGE THE

ORDER OF THINGS.

AND I'M A SLOW LEARNER, SO

HE HAD TO USE SOME TOUGH

LESSONS TO MAKE --

Wendy: $5 MILLION IN

DEBT -- WHAT DID YOU DO?

DID YOU THROW IT ALL AWAY?

YOU START BELIEVING YOUR

OWN STUFF.

AND YOU BEGIN TO EXPAND AND

SUDDENLY YOU REALIZE YOU

DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE

DOING.

IN MY 20s, UNFORTUNATELY I

HAD A THE IRRATIONAL

EXUBERANCE BUT NOT THE

WISDOM TO GO ALONG WITH IT.

BUT GOD USES THOSE THINGS.

Wendy: WHAT WAS THE

TURNAROUND FOR YOU?

I THINK I SUFFERED

SUFFICIENTLY TO BE TAUGHT.

Wendy: YOUR FIRST WIFE

LEFT?

YES.

AND I CAN'T BLAME HER.

GOD PEELED AWAY EVERYTHING,

FIRST MY WIFE, MY RESOURCES,

AND THEN MY FREEDOM.

THAT'S HOW SLOW OF A LEARNER

I AM.

BUT IT BROUGHT ME TO THE

POINT WHERE I WAS

TEACHABLE.

BUT I GOT AHOLD OF A BOOK

THAT PAT HAD WRITTEN.

Wendy: OKAY.

AND IN "THE SECRET

KINGDOM," HE ARTICULATED THE

BIBLICAL VALUES THAT I COULD

GRAB AHOLD OF.

A COUPLE OF THEM WERE

SIMPLY: TELLING THE TRUTH,

DOING WHAT YOU SAY, WHICH IS

INTEGRITY, AND THE LAW OF

GREATNESS.

IF YOU WOULD BE GREAT, YOU

WOULD BE A SERVANT TO

OTHERS.

WHEN I BEGAN TO MAKE THINGS

ABOUT THEM AND NOT ABOUT ME,

MY LIFE HAS CHANGED.

Wendy: THAT BOOK HAS

CHANGED A LOT OF LIVES,

GARY.

YOU RETIRED AS THE C.E.O. OF

CURVES.

WHEN DID YOU DO THAT?

A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO, MY

WIFE AND I FELT LIKE THE

SEASON HAD CHANGED.

WE STUPPED OU STEPPED OUT

OF THE DAY TO DAY BUSINESS

OF "CURVES," AND I'M

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF

JENNY CRAIG, AS WELL AS

"CURVES," BUT I DON'T HAVE

MY HAND IN IT DAY BY DAY.

Wendy: AND NOW A

PRODUCER.

TELL ME, HOW DID YOU GET

INVOLVED IN FILM-MAKING.

WE BELIEVE THAT GOD HAS

GIVEN US AN OPPORTUNITY TO

INFLUENCE CULTURE.

WE BUILT "CURVES" ON WHAT WE

BELIEVED WOULD BE A GOOD

BUSINESS.

I TOOK A YEAR AWAY TO LISTEN

TO WHAT GOD WOULD HAVE FOR

US.

AND HE LED US INTO THE MOVIE

BUSINESS.

AND IT IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO

INFLUENCE A CULTURE.

Wendy: AND IT IS A

STORY CLOSE TO YOUR HEART

BECAUSE THE STORY IS ABOUT A

MISSIONARY PILOT, AND YOU'RE

A PILOT, AND HE FLIES RELIEF

AID INTO VERY DANGEROUS

AREAS.

TELL US ABOUT THAT WORK

YOU'RE DOING.

FLYING IS SOMETHING I

HAVE A PASSION FOR.

I'M AN AIRLINE TRANSPORT

PILOT WITH 13.5000 HOURS.

WE'VE BEEN SENDING FOOD INTO

HAITI SINCE 10 DAYS AFTER

THE EARTHQUAKE.

THAT WAS SOMETHING AFTER MY

HEART.

AND I BELIEVE GOD ALLOWED ME

TO SHARE THAT EXPERIENCE.

AND THE MOVIE IS A WONDERFUL

MOVIE.

IT'S ABOUT A MISSIONARY, A

WOMAN, WHO GOES IN TO MEXICO

AND DOES MEDICAL MISSIONARY

WORK.

AND THE FILM, THE BAD GUYS,

THE BANDITOS, TRY TO STEAL

HER AIRPLANE.

SO SOMEONE IS INADVERTENTLY

KILLED.

IT STARS JAMIE KENNEDY AS

THE KIDNAPPER, WHO IS A

TERRIFIC BAD GUY.

AND THEN TOM ARNOLD, OF ALL

PEOPLE, IS THE COMIC

RELIEF.

Wendy: HE IS FANTASTIC

IN THE MOVIE.

WHAT WAS IT LIKE WORKING

WITH TOM ARNOLD?

MY SECOND ACTING SCENE IN

MY LIFE WAS TOM ARNOLD AND

MYSELF.

HE IS NOT SCRIPT.

HE IS AD LIBBING AND BEING

HIMSELF.

AND IT WAS A LOT OF FUN.

AND IT WAS JUST A JOY TO

HAVE THIS KIND OF EXPERIENCE

IN MY LIFE.

Wendy: DID YOU EVER, IN

A MILLION YEARS, ESPECIALLY

20, 30 YEARS AGO, WHEN YOU

WERE ROCK BOTTOM, THINK, I'M

NOT ONLY GOING TO BE WRITING

MOVIES, STARRING IN MOVIES

AND WORKING WITH ACTORS AND

MAKING SUCH A BIG IMPACT ON

THE CULTURE -- DID YOU EVER

THINK THIS WOULD HAPPEN?

YOU KNOW, NOT REALLY.

THE MOVIE BUSINESS WAS KIND

OF A SURPRISE.

I'M FRIENDS WITH CHUCK

NORRIS' SON, MIKE NORRIS.

AND WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT

THESE KIND OF PROJECTS.

BUT I DIDN'T KNOW I COULD

ACT.

AND I KIND OF JUST WENT IN

FRONT OF THE CAMERA, AND IT

WAS A VERY NATURAL THING.

AND HAVING THE LIFE

EXPERIENCES I HAVE, YOU

SIMPLY KIND OF GO TO THAT

PLACE, AND IT JUST FLOWED

BEAUTIFULLY.

Wendy: AND ESPECIALLY

IN THE LAST SCENE, WHERE

YOU'RE TALKING TO THE YOUNG,

TEENAGED GIRL, YOU CAN FEEL

YOUR FATHER'S HEART THERE.

THAT WAS OBVIOUSLY COMING

FROM SOME EXPERIENCE.

THE FATHER OF A TEENAGED

GIRL, THAT'S RIGHT.

Wendy: THE MOVIE IS NOT

BASED ON A TRUE STORY,

RIGHT?

NO.

Wendy: IT IS JUST BASED

ON YOUR LOVE FOR FLYING AND

MISSIONARY WORK.

I UNDERSTAND YOU WANTED TO

FLY WOUNDED AND SICK ORPHANS

TO A HOSPITAL, BUT YOU GOT

SOME PUSHBACK FROM THE U.S.

GOVERNMENT?

IS THAT RIGHT?

10 DAYS AFTER HAITI, WE

GOT A CALL TO BRING DOCTORS

INTO PORT-AU-PRINCE, AND WE

WERE GOING TO DO THAT

SHUTTLE.

SO WE GOT THERE AND TOOK OUR

FIRST LOAD OF DOCTORS IN,

AND THIS PLACE IS

DEVASTATED.

THERE IS NO POLICE, THERE IS

NO WATER.

THE VAPOR FROM THE SMELL OF

DEAD BODIES WAS FILLING THE

AIR.

IT WAS OBSCURING OUR LANDING

AS I CAME IN.

BUT PRESIDENT OBAMA DECIDED

THAT SOME OF THESE ORPHANS

MIGHT BE STOLEN, SO HE

STOPPED THE BRINGING ORPHANS

BACK TO MIAMI TO THE

HOSPITAL.

IT IS SO FRUSTRATING.

THESE CHILDREN WERE LAYING

ON THE AIRPORT TARMAC WITH

AMPUTATIONS, AND WE COULDN'T

DO ANYTHING WITH THEM.

IT IS A GOOD EXAMPLE OF WHAT

A POOR JOB THE GOVERNMENT

DOES IN MOST THINGS.

Wendy: BACK TO THE

MOVIE REAL QUICK FOR OUR

LAST QUESTION: WHAT DO YOU

HOPE PEOPLE TAKE AWAY FROM

"MISSION AIR?"

I HOPE THEY TAKE AWAY THE

EVIDENCE OF BIBLICAL VALUES,

THAT HOPE AND FAITH AND

TRUST, THAT GOD WILL PROTECT

PEOPLE IF THEY'LL JUST TRUST

HIM.

Wendy: YEAH.

IT IS ALL ABOUT TAKING A

RISK, TOO.

I LOVED IT.

ALL RIGHT, WELL, "MISSION

AIR" IS AVAILABLE ON DEMAND,

AND YOU CAN FIND OUT HOW TO

WATCH IT BY GOING TO

CBN.COM.

THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US

AND SHARING THIS NEW

ADVENTURE.

THANK YOU.

Wendy: UP NEXT, KANSAS'

JAY SIMEON.

I WOULD STEP ON ANYBODY

TO REACH A GOAL OR

AMBITION.

Wendy: HEAR HOW HE TOOK

HIS GAME TO A HIGHER COURT,

NEXT.

IT IS ONE WEEK TO

CHRISTMAS EVE, AND I HOPE

EVERYBODY IS READY, AND

SANTA CLAUS HAS

GOT HIS

SLEIGH ALREADY AND

EVERYTHING.

Wendy: I FOUND MY

TREE.

IT WAS NOT STOLEN.

IT IS

JUST A PRE-LIT --

Pat: WHAT HAPPENED TO

YOUR TREE?

Wendy: I THOUGHT I HAD

LOST IT.

Pat: HOW DO YOU LOSE A

TREE?

Wendy: THAT WAS MY

POINT, HOW DO YOU LOSE A

TREE?

I FOUND IT.

IT IS UP.

IT IS A BIT OF A CHARLIE

BROWN TREE, BUT, ANYWAY.

Pat: YOU'RE ALL SET TO

GO FOR CHRISTMAS.

LOVELY.

GARY HEAVEN IS A NICE GUY,

ISN'T HE?

Wendy: OH, MY GOODNESS,

I'M SO EXCITED FOR HIM.

Pat: I WANT TO

INTRODUCE SOMEBODY ELSE.

WAYNE SIMEON.

THE TWO-TIME ALL AMERICAN

HAS HIS JERSEY HANGING IN

THE RAFTERS OF THE ALLEN

FIELD HOUSE.

AND WHILE HE IS ONE OF THE

BEST TO EVER LACE IT UP FOR

THE JAYHAWKS, WAYNE SAYS HIS

IDENTITY IS FOUND IN

SOMETHING ELSE.

WATCH THIS.

Reporter: FORMER NBA

PLAYER WAYNE SIMEON PLAYED

FOR THE LOVE OF THE GAME.

BUT THERE WAS A TIME WHEN

BASKETBALL WAS MUCH MORE

THAN A GAME.

BASKETBALL WAS AN IDOL IN

MY LIFE.

Reporter: IT WASN'T

ALWAYS THAT WAY.

RAISED IN THE TOWN OF

LEVENWORTH, KANSAS, HE

ENJOYED HOOPS AT AN EARLY

AGE.

JUST THE APPRECIATION OF

A TEAM, AND THE ABILITY TO

WORK WITH OTHERS TOWARDS A

COMMON GOAL.

Reporter: IN HIGH

SCHOOL, HIS FOCUS ON TEAM

BEGAN TO CHANGE WHEN HE

BEGAN GETTING RECOGNITION AS

AN ALL-AMERICAN AND TOP

COLLEGE RECRUIT.

IT BECAME THE NUMBER ONE

THING IN MY LIFE.

IT BECAME MY IDENTITY, WHERE

I IDENTIFIED MYSELF WITH HOW

I PERFORMED ON THE COURT.

Reporter: THAT ATTITUDE

ONLY GOT WORSE WHEN HE WENT

TO THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS

ON A FULL RIDE.

IT WAS ALL ABOUT ME.

I WOULD STEP ON ANYONE TO

REACH THE GOAL OR A DREAM OR

AN AMBITION.

Reporter: AND HE ALSO

GOT CAUGHT UP IN THE HYPE OF

BEING THE BIG MAN ON

CAMPUS.

I BEGAN TO INDULGE IN

DRUGS AND ALCOHOL AND

PARTYING.

WE WOULD BINGE DRINK, GOING

TO PARTIES AND CLUBS,

HOOKING UP WITH GIRLS.

Reporter: STILL, HE

MANAGED TO EXCEL ON THE

COURT WHILE HITTING THE

PARTY SCENE.

BUT EVENTUALLY THE BUZZ OF

BEING A BIG-TIME COLLEGE

STAR STARTED TO WEAR OFF.

I REALLY BOUGHT INTO THE

LIE THAT THIS IS WHAT LIFE

WAS LIKE.

THIS WAS LIFE TO THE FULLEST

AS A TOP ATHLETE ON A

COLLEGE CAMPUS.

BUT IN MY HEART I KNEW THAT

I WAS MADE TO LIVE FOR

SOMETHING GREATER THAN

THAT.

AND IT REALLY FELT LIKE I

HAVEN'T TAPPED INTO THE REAL

REASON WHY I WAS MADE.

Reporter: WAYNE PULLED

BACK FROM THE PARTYING.

ABOUT THIS TIME, A CAMPUS

PASTOR APPROACHED HIM AND

SPOKE TO HIM ABOUT JESUS.

HE SHARED WITH ME NOT

ONLY THAT GOD TRANSFORMED

HIS LIFE, BUT GOD WANTED TO

DO THE SAME FOR ME, TOO.

I WAS REALLY BLOWN AWAY BY

THAT BECAUSE I THOUGHT STUFF

LIKE THAT ONLY HAPPENED IN

THE BIBLE.

Reporter: THEY BEGAN

STUDYING THE BIBLE TOGETHER,

AND WAYNE MET OTHER

CHRISTIAN STUDENTS.

AS I BEGAN TO SEE THE

LIFE OF CHRIST, AND THE

LIVES OF THESE OTHER YOUNG

PEOPLE ON THE COLLEGE CAMPUS

LIVING FOR GOD, IN A CULTURE

THAT TELLS THEM IT IS

IMPOSSIBLE TO DO SO.

THAT IS SOMETHING THAT

REALLY CAPTURED MY HEART.

Reporter: LATER AT A

CHRISTIAN YOUTH CONFERENCE,

WAYNE MADE HIS DECISION.

I FOUND MYSELF IN THIS

ENVIRONMENT WITH YOUNG

PEOPLE WORSHIPPING AND

LOVING GOD AND LOVING ONE

ANOTHER, AND DURING THAT

TIME IS WHEN I GAVE MY LIFE

TO THE LORD.

Reporter: NOW WAYNE

PLAYED WITH A GREATER

PURPOSE.

IT IS NOT ABOUT THE

APPLAUSE OF THE CROWD OR

REACHING AN NBA GOAL OR A

STAT SHEET.

BUT IT IS TO HONOR THE ONE

THAT SACRIFICED HIS LIFE AND

DIED FOR ME.

EVERYTHING CHANGED.

Reporter: WHEN THE 6'

9" POWER BECAME A FIRST

1ST-ROUND DRAFT PICK OF THE

MIAMI HEAT, HIS DREAM CAME

TRUE.

AFTER PLAYING FIVE YEARS FOR

THE NBA, ONE YEAR IN SPAIN,

HE WALKED AWAY FROM THE GAME

HE LOVED.

HE ALSO MARRIED KATIE AND

STARTED A FAMILY, AND IS NOW

THE CAMPUS PASTOR AT THE

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS.

GOD HAS GIVEN ME A NEW

TEAM TO PLAY FOR.

I LIVE THIS LIFE NOW WITH MY

WIFE AND FAMILY AND OTHER

TEAMS THAT ARE GOING OUT TO

FULFILL THIS GREAT

COMMISSION, WHICH IS TO MAKE

DISCIPLES OF ALL NATIONS.

Reporter: HE KNOWS THAT

GOD HAD THE GREATEST PLAN

FOR HIS LIFE ALL ALONG.

MY PLANS FOR MY OWN LIFE,

THOUGH I DIDN'T KNOW IT AT

THE TIME, WERE SO MUCH

SMALLER THAN WHAT GOD REALLY

HAD FOR ME.

IT IS GREAT TO BE ABLE TO

SEE THROUGH EXPERIENCE THAT

HE IS OUR GREATEST REWARD.

HE IS OUR HIGHEST TREASURE.

Pat: OUR HIGHEST

TREASURE.

AS WE GET CLOSER TO

CHRISTMAS, REMEMBER THE

GREAT TREASURE IS THE GIFT

THAT GOD GAVE ALL OF US, ON

CHRISTMAS DAY, WHEN THE

BIRTH OF JESUS TOOK PLACE.

HE IS THE TREASURE THAT GOD

GAVE US.

I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR

WATCHING THIS EDITION OF

"THE 700 CLUB."

OUR POWER MINUTE ON TODAY'S

PROGRAM COMES FROM LUKE 18:

"THE THINGS WHICH ARE

IMPOSSIBLE WITH MEN ARE

POSSIBLE WITH GOD."

WELL, TOMORROW, HEAR WHAT

HAPPENS WHEN A DEVOUT MUSLIM

STUDIED THE REAL TEACHINGS

OF MOHAMMED.

WHAT DID IT DO ONCE THAT

REVELATION CAME TO HIM.

AND TODAY WE'RE GOING TO

LEAVE THIS PROGRAM WITH AN

UP-AND-COMING BAND CALLED

O.B. B., PLAYING THE CLASSIC

CHRISTMAS SONG "GO TELL IT

ON THE MOUNTAIN."

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL OF

YOU.

*

* GO TELL IT, GO, GO TELL

IT *

* GO TELL IT, GO, GO TELL

IT *

* WHILE SHEPHERDS KEPT

WATCHING FLOCKS BY NIGHT *

* WE GO THROUGHOUT THE

HEAVENS

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