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The 700 Club - December 19, 2014

Bills and baby twins are just a couple things Ashley juggles while her husband is deployed in the Navy. See CBN’s Helping the Home Front step in to help. Also, Karen chose to believe in healing rather than accept the doctor’s prognosis. Read Transcript


THE DOT-COM ANGEL

INVESTOR.

WE PRAYED ABOUT IT AND WE

HAVEN'T BE LOOKED BACK.

Gordon: AND THEN, A

YOUNG MAN WITH NO HOPE AND A

GUN TO HIS HEAD.

I PUT THAT COLD BARREL UP

TO MY TEMPLE.

Gordon: SEE WHAT

STOPPED THIS SUICIDE.

PLUS...THE SEVEN-YEAR

COUGH.

IT CONTINUED.

Gordon: IT'S FINALLY

GONE.

I FEEL GREAT.

Gordon: WATCH IT HAPPEN

ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB."

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Right Hon Jean:

Gordon: WELL, WELCOME

TO "THE 700 CLUB."

THE HACKING SCANDAL AT SONY

PICTURES IS RAISING CONCERNS

THAT NO ONE IS SAFE FROM

CYBERTHREATS.

AND SOMEONE IS CALLING FOR

THE WHITE HOUSE TO SET AN

EXAMPLE BY PUNISHING THOSE

RESPONSIBLE, IF WE CAN ONLY

FIND OUT WHO THEY ARE.

Terry: OTHERS ARE ANGRY

AT SONY FOR CAVING IN AND

CANCELLING THE PREMIERE OF

THE FILM.

DALE HURD HAS THE STORY.

Reporter: THE INTERVIEW

IS ABOUT A PLOT TO

ASSASSINATE KIM JONG-UN.

HE WANTS TO KILL THE

LEADER OF NORTH KOREA?

YES.

Reporter: NORTH KOREA

CALLED IT AN ACT OF WAR AND

WARNED THE U.S. FACED

MERCILESS RETALIATION,

INCLUDING ATTACKS ON

THEATERS.

SONY RAISED THE WHITE FLAG,

SAYING IT WILL SCRAP THE

FILM.

IN A STATEMENT IT SAYS, "WE

STAND BY OUR FILM-MAKERS AND

OUR RIGHT FOR FREE

EXPRESSION."

IF SOME SORT OF TRAGEDY

HAD TAKEN PLACE, YOU COULD

MAKE A PLACE THAT SONY AND

THEATER OWNERS WOULD HAVE

HAD BLOOD ON THEIR HANDS.

Reporter: NOT ONLY WILL

THE FILM NOT BE SHOWN IN

THEATERS, BUT IT WON'T BE

RELEASED ONLINE OR D.V.D.

THE DECISION WAS MADE WITH

SHOCK AND EVEN OUTRAGE.

ROB LOWE TWEETED, "WOW,

EVERYONE CAVED.

THE HACKERS WON."

MIA FARRELL WROTE, "WOW, IT

IS SICKENING."

YOU CAN'T BUCKLE IN JUST

BECAUSE SOMEBODY MAKES SOME

THREATS.

Reporter: SENATOR JOHN

McCAIN SAID IN A

STATEMENT, SONY'S DECISION

E SETS SETS A POWERFUL

PRECEDENT.

EVEN AT THE HEIGHT OF THE

COLD WAR, WE WEREN'T

CONCERNED ABOUT DEPICTING

THE SOVIET UNION IN A BAD

LIGHT.

Reporter: SOME SAY

SONY'S DECISION COULD COST

THEM $100 MILLION.

IF THE U.S. GOVERNMENT FINDS

THAT KIM JONG-UN WAS BEHIND

THE CYBERATTACK, THEY WILL

DO SOMETHING.

Gordon: THERE WERE OPEN

CONCERNS IF NORTH KOREA WAS

INVOLVED IN THIS ATTACK.

IT LOOKS LIKE THE WHOLE

MOVIE, "THE INTERVIEW," WAS

AN AFTERTHOUGHT BY THESE

HACKERS.

THEY SAID ON E-MAIL ON

NOVEMBER 21st TO SONY

DEMANDING MONEY.

AND "THE INTERVIEW" CAME UP

BY THE F.B.I., SAYING THAT

MAYBE THE RELEASE OF THIS

MOVIE IS BEHIND THIS.

IF I'M SONY, AND YOU ALREADY

HAVE ALL OF THE MAJOR

THEATERS SAY WE WILL NOT

SHOW THIS MOVIE DURING THE

CHRISTMAS SEASON, AND YOU

CAN'T BLAME THE THEATERS,

EITHER, WOULD YOU WANT TO GO

TO A CINAPLEX PLAYING THAT

UNDER SOME KIND OF THREAT OF

A TERRORIST ATTACK?

WELL, THE ANSWER IS NO.

YOU WOULD STAY HOME.

SO THEY WANT TO PROTECT THE

BUSINESSES OF ALL OF THE

SCREENS THEY HAVE GOING.

IF THAT MEANS THEY SACRIFICE

ONE MOVIE FOR THAT, THEY'RE

GOING TO DO THAT.

WE NEED TO FIND OUT WHO IS

RESPONSIBLE.

IT MAY BE AN EASY

EXPLANATION TO SAY NORTH

KOREA IS RESPONSIBLE BECAUSE

OF THIS MOVIE, BUT IF YOU

DIG INTO IT, WHO EXACTLY ARE

THE GUARDIANS OF THE PEACE,

AND IS THIS REALLY A POKE AT

THE G.O.P.

BEFORE IT WAS CALLED

GUARDIANS OF PEACE, IT WAS

ALSO CALLED GOD'S APOSTLES.

WHO ARE THESE GUYS AND WHERE

DO THEY COME FROM.

AND WHAT'S INVOLVED IN THIS

ATTACK?

HERE IS A PREDICTION THAT I

KNOW WILL COME TRUE, AND I

THINK THE LAWSUITS WILL

START PRACTICALLY

IMMEDIATELY.

SONY IS GOING TO BE SUED BY

EVERY ONE OF ITS EMPLOYEES

FOR RELEASE OF PRIVATE

DATA.

THEIR SOCIAL SECURITY

NUMBERS ARE OUT THERE, THEIR

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY IS OUT

THERE.

THESE HACKERS KNEW EXACTLY

WHAT THEY CAN GOING FOR.

THE CODE HAD SPECIFIC

SERVERS WITHIN THE SONY

SYSTEM THAT WERE TARGETED TO

BE COMPLETELY WIPED.

SO, YOU KNOW, IS IT EVEN AN

INSIDE JOB?

THE QUESTIONS ARE GOING TO

CONTINUE, AND I DON'T THINK

WE'RE GOING TO FIND ANY EASY

ANSWERS.

> WELL, THE U.S. REMOVED

NORTH KOREA FROM ITS LIST OF

STATE SPONSORS OF STATE

TERRORISM JUST A FEW YEARS

AGO, BUT THAT, OBVIOUSLY,

DIDN'T SOFTEN THE COMMUNIST

REGIME.

AND NOW THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION MAY REMOVE

CUBA FROM THAT LIST, TOO.

JOHN JESSUP HAS MORE.

John: GORDON, PRESIDENT

OBAMA IS PLANNING UNILATERAL

STEPS TO REOPEN TRADE WITH

CUBA.

THE "NEW YORK TIMES"

REPORTING THAT NEXT MONTH

PRESIDENT OBAMA MAY USE HIS

EXECUTIVE POWERS TO END SOME

TRADE RESTRICTIONS.

AND HE IS GETTING SUPPORT

FROM AN UNLIKELY CORNER.

RAND PAUL AGREES THAT IT IS

TIME TO RESTORE TIES WITH

CUBA.

MEANWHILE, OTHERS WANT TO

SEE THE SAME POLICY SHIFT

WITH IRAN.

THE NATIONAL IRANIAN

AMERICAN COUNCIL POSTED THIS

PICTURE ON TWITTER, AND IT

TAKES PRESIDENT OBAMA'S

RECENT QUOTE AND CHANGES THE

WORD "CUBAN" TO "IRANIAN,"

AND SAYS IT IS TIME.

THE ROCKET FIRE CAME TWO

DAYS AFTER THE EUROPEAN

UNION DECIDED TO REMOVE

HAMAS FROM THE LIST OF

TERROR GROUPS.

ISRAEL HAS ALWAYS BEEN AN

IMPORTANT INTERNATIONAL STOP

FOR WHITE HOUSE HOPEFULS.

AS CHRIS MITCHELL REPORTS,

THIS WEEK DR. BEN CARSON

MADE A VISIT TO AMERICA'S

CLOSEST ALLY IN THE MIDDLE

EAST.

Reporter: THIS IS

CARSON'S FIRST TRIP TO THE

HOLY LAND.

IT IS REALLY A

FACT-FINDING MISSION.

YOU HEAR SO MANY THINGS AND

READ SO MANY THINGS, BUT

UNTIL YOU CAN REALLY

EXPERIENCE IT FOR YOURSELF

AND SEE FOR YOURSELF, YOU

DON'T HAVE THE PROPER

PERSPECTIVE.

Reporter: CARSON PAID A

HOUSE-CALL TO HADASSA,

ISRAEL'S PREMIER HOSPITAL.

AND HE MET ONE OF THE

VICTIMS OF THE RECENT HARD

KNOCK TERROR ATTACK.

YOU'RE VERY FORTUNATE TO

BE ALIVE.

Reporter: ISRAELIS TOLD

CARSON THEY'RE CONCERNED

ABOUT THE U.S.

I DON'T THINK I HAVE MET

ANY ISRAELIS WHO DIDN'T

THINK THE RELATIONSHIP IS IN

JEOPARDY.

Reporter: CARSON USED

THE SCHOOL-YARD ANALOGY TO

DISCUSS THE STATE OF AFFAIRS

BETWEEN THE TWO

COUNTRIESMENT.

> COUNTRIES.

IT IS LIKE YOUR BROTHER

IS GOING TO SCHOOL IN A

REALLY TOUGH NEIGHBORHOOD,

AND YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE HE

GETS THERE SAFELY AND BACK

SAFELY, SO YOU WALK WITH

HIM.

AND ALL OF A SUDDEN YOU SAY,

YOU'RE ON YOUR OWN.

CALL ME IF YOU HAVE

PROBLEMS.

THAT SEEMS TO BE HOW OUR

RELATIONSHIP HAS GONE.

Reporter: ONE CRITICISM

OF A POTENTIAL CARSON

CANDIDACY COULD BE A LACK OF

FOREIGN EXPERIENCE.

BUT HE SAYS LEADERSHIP

REQUIRES WISDOM.

THE BOOK OF PROVERBS,

11th CHAPTER, 14: "IN THE

MULTITUDE IS SAFETY."

Reporter: HE ADDED THE

TRIP GAVE HIM FOOD FOR

THOUGHT.

IT WILL IMPACT

SIGNIFICANTLY AS WE CONSIDER

WHAT OUR FUTURE COURSE WILL

BE.

Reporter: LIKE MANY

DIGNITARIES, CARSON CAME

HERE TO THE WESTERN WALL IN

JERUSALEM'S OLD CITY.

AND HE PLACED A NOTE IN THE

WALL AND PRAYED.

WHAT DID HE PRAY?

A CONTINUATION OF GOD'S

BLESSING, WISDOM.

YOU KNOW, SOLOMON WAS HERE.

THE WISEST MAN WHOEVER

LIVED.

AND ASKING FOR SOLOMONIC

WISDOM TO KNOW WHAT TO DO

WITH THE OPPORTUNITIES THAT

HAVE BEEN GRANTED US.

Reporter: CHRIS

MITCHELL, CBN NEWS, AT

JERUSALEM'S WESTERN WALL.

John: IN AFRICA, BOKO

HARAM AS STROKE AGAIN IN

NIGERIA.

THE TERRORIST GROUP KILLING

35 PEOPLE AND KIDNAPPING 185

WOMEN, CHILDREN, AND MALITIA

FIGHTERS IN THE NORTHEASTERN

VILLAGE.

IT HAPPENED WHERE THE

ISLAMIC MILITANTS KIDNAPPED

276 GIRLS BACK IN APRIL.

219 OF THOSE GIRLS ARE STILL

MISSING.

DESPITE THE EFFORT TO FIND

THEM.

IT IS BELIEVED SOME WERE

FORCED TO MARRY THEIR

CAPTOR CAPTORS OR WERE

TAKEN TO OTHER COUNTRIES.

AND THERE ARE FEARS THAT

BOKO HARAM IS FORCING

SUICIDE BOMBERS TO CARRY OUT

ATTACKS.

THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

IS STILL REELING AFTER THE

MURDER OF A STUDENT.

BEHIND THE SCENES, A STRONG

CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY IS

WORKING TOGETHER TO MAKE A

DIFFERENCE.

HEATHER SELLS HAS THAT

STORY.

Reporter: SHOCKING NEWS

HAVE DOMINATED LIFE ON THIS

PRESTIGIOUS CAMPUS.

FIRST THE DISAPPEARANCE AND

MURDER OF HANNA GRAHAM.

AND LAST MONTH ROLLING STONE

REPORTED AN ACCOUNT OF AN

ACCUSED GANG RAPE.

IT LED TO PROTESTS AND

INVESTIGATIONS, AND THEN THE

MAGAZINE APOLOGIZED FOR

DISCREPANCIES IN THE STORY.

STILL, ITS DESCRIPTION OF A

CAMPUS CULTURE OF SEXUAL

VIOLENCE HAS RATTLED THE

COMMUNITY.

IN A LOT OF WAYS, IT

REALLY BLEW THE LID OFF

THINGS.

AND SUDDENLY STUDENTS WERE

LINING UP AT THE DOORS AND

WANTED TO TALK.

Reporter: BILL WILDER

OVERSEES THE CENTER AT THE

UNIVERSITY.

DURING EXAMS THIS LAST WEEK,

HUNDREDS VISITED DAILY FOR

FREE SNACKS AND THE

OPPORTUNITY TO SORT THROUGH

A DRAMATIC TIME.

PERSONALLY, FOR ME IT IS

THE HARDEST TIME I'VE EVER

SEEN.

AND IT HAS BROUGHT UP A LOT

OF QUESTIONS IN MY FAITH.

A LOT OF FEAR.

YOU SEE A LOT OF

PEOPLE -- A LOT OF YOUR

FRIENDS THAT ARE REALLY

BROKEN AND LOSING HOPE.

Reporter: THE CENTER

AND OTHER CHRISTIAN

MINISTRIES HERE HAVE SERVED

AS AN ANCHOR BOTH FOR

CHRISTIAN AND NON-CHRISTIAN

STUDENTS.

DEFINITELY BEING IN A

COMMUNITY LIKE THIS, HAVING

FRIENDS THAT ARE BELIEVERS,

HAS BEEN SOMETHING REALLY

ENCOURAGING.

Reporter: KATIE SERVES

THE U.V.A. STUDENTS, AND

SAYS FOR THESE STUDENTS, IT

HAS BEEN A SEASON OF GRIEF.

IT IS REALLY HARD TO TALK

ABOUT THE BROKENNESS OF

THIS.

IT IS REALLY HARD TO TALK

ABOUT THIS CULTURE, AND THAT

OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS ARE

BEING ASSAULTED LIKE THIS.

AND WE HATE THAT.

BUT WE KNOW THAT WE SERVE A

GOD WHO BRINGS HEALING AND

BRINGS JUSTICE AND HATES

THESE THINGS, TOO.

Reporter: GOING

FORWARD, IT IS CLEAR TO MOST

THAT THIS CAMPUS, LIKE MANY

AROUND THE COUNTRY, NEEDS TO

RE-THINK ITS SOCIAL CULTURE

AND HOW BEST TO INSPIRE

HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS.

FOR CHRISTIAN STUDENTS HERE,

IT IS AN OPPORTUNITY RIGHT

NOW TO INFLUENCE AN

ENCOURAGE.

PEOPLE HAVE TO DO

SOMETHING, AND WE'RE ASKING

THEM WHAT DO THEY THINK

ABOUT THIS?

HOW DO THEY VIEW IT?

Reporter: THESE

STUDENTS MAY BE ONE OF

U.V.A. BEST KEPT SECRETS.

FOR THE WORLD TO SAY,

MAN, IT IS SO DARK.

I'M, LIKE, NO, THERE IS

LIGHT HERE AND THERE IS GOOD

HERE AND THERE ARE STRONG

CHRISTIAN MEN AND WOMEN WHO

ARE SHARING THE GOSPEL WITH

THEIR BROTHERS AND SISTERS.

Reporter: AND THEY MAY

BE THE CHANGE AGENTS THAT

HELP TURN THE UNIVERSITY

AROUND AFTER A SEASON OF

UGLINESS AND DISPAIR.

REPORTING IN

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA,

HEATHER SELLS, CBN NEWS.

John: A GREAT STORY

THERE, AND GREAT TO SEE THE

CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY STEPPING

UP TO MINISTER GRACE AND

HEALING.

Gordon: THAT'S ALL WE

NEED TO DO AS CHRISTIANS.

KEEP THIS VERSE IN MIND:

"WHENEVER THE ENEMY COMES IN

LIKE A FLOOD, GOD WANTS TO

RAISE UP A STANDARD."

HE DOES MORE THAN JUST WANT

TO, HE RAISES IT.

FOR US, THE ISSUE IS, ARE WE

PART OF RAISING THAT

STANDARD?

IF YOU LOOK AT THE COLLEGE

CAMPUSES ACROSS AMERICA,

UNFORTUNATELY OUR REPUTATION

IS THIS IS A PLACE OF

DRUNKENNESS.

IF YOU GO LOOK AT THE GREEK

LIFE, IT IS A EUPHEMISM FOR

THIS IS WHERE YOU GO TO HAVE

A BIG, RAUCOUS PARTY.

BUT WHAT ABOUT US?

CAN WE GO IN THERE AND SAY,

LET'S RAISE THE STANDARD.

YOU LOOK BACK IN AMERICAN

HISTORY, AND WHERE WERE THE

GREAT MISSIONARY MOVEMENTS

STARTED?

THEY WERE STARTED ON COLLEGE

CAMPUSES.

A STUDENT VOLUNTEER

MOVEMENT.

COULD THAT COME BACK AND

COULD THAT BE SOMETHING

WHERE GOD RAISES UP THE

STANDARD?

IF WE PRAY FOR IT AND WE

WORK FOR IT AND WE SAY, WE

WANT TO GET BEHIND WHAT GOD

IS DOING TO RAISE THE

STANDARD, THEN, YES, IT CAN

HAPPEN AND IT CAN HAPPEN IN

OUR GENERATION.

TERRY TRADING.

TerryTERRY?

Terry: WELL, UP NEXT,

IF ALL YOU WANT FOR

CHRISTMAS IS TO START YOUR

OWN BUSINESS, YOU MAY BE IN

STORE FOR A MICROLOAN.

MICROLOAN COMES WITH A

YES WHERE YOU MIGHT NORMALLY

HEAR A NO.

Terry: SEE HOW

MICROLENDING IS TRENDING IN

SILICON VALLEY AND BEYOND.

Gordon: MANY AMERICANS

DREAM OF RUNG THEIR OWN

SMALL BUSINESSES.

THE CHANCES FOR SUCCESS ARE

SLIM.

AS MARK MARTIN EXPLAINS, A

MICROLOAN COULD TURN THEIR

DREAMS INTO REALITY.

Mark: WHEN YOU THINK OF

MICROLOANS, IMAGES OF

WORKERS IN DEVELOPING

COUNTRIES MIGHT COME TO

MIND.

NOT PEOPLE LIVING IN REGIONS

LIKE CALIFORNIA'S SILICON

VALLEY AND BEYOND.

HOWEVER, MICROLENDING WHICH

HAS HELPED FOR DECADES,

BEGAN IN THESE AREAS.

IT BEGAN ON THE PRINCIPLE

THAT A LITTLE FINANCIAL

ADVICE AND SMALL SUMS OF

MONEY AT THE RIGHT TIME CAN

MAKE A PERMANENT AND LASTING

CHANGE IN SOMEONE'S LIFE.

Mark: MORE THAN

3.4 MILLION BUSINESSES CALL

CALIFORNIA HOME.

THEY EMPLOY HALF OF THE

STATE'S PRIVATE SECTOR

WORKERS.

BUT 45% OF SMALL BUSINESSES

FAIL BECAUSE THEY'RE NOT

ABLE TO GET THE LOAN THEY

NEED.

A MICROLOAN CAN CHANGE

THAT.

CALA WORKS FOR CALIFORNIA'S

OPPORTUNITY FUND.

A LETTER IN THE FINANCIAL

MOVEMENT.

LEADER MIGHT BE AN

UNDERSTATEMENT.

THEY GIVE OUT ABOUT 45 LOANS

IN EACH YEAR.

IN 2012, OPPORTUNITY FUND

PROVIDED A RECORD 1200

MICROLOANS.

AMOUNTS RANGE FROM $2500 TO

$25,000.

WE GIVE THEM LOANS TO

BUILD A BUSINESS OR GO TO

COLLEGE.

TO US, THOSE ARE TWO PROVEN

PATHWAYS TO ECONOMIC

MOBILITY, TO THE CHANCE OF A

BETTER LIFE.

Reporter: OPPORTUNITY

FUND HAS HELPED 8,000 PEOPLE

TURN THEIR DREAMS INTO

REALITY.

MAURICE BREWSTER IS JUST ONE

EXAMPLE.

DURING THE DOT-COM

EXPLOSION, HE LEFT A 20-YEAR

CAREER IN SALES MANAGEMENT

TO START HIS OWN BUSINESS.

HE AND HIS WIFE RUN MOSAIC

GLOBAL TRANSPORTATION.

SO WE PRAYED ABOUT IT,

AND ENDED UP THREE MONTHS

LATER DECIDING THAT WE WERE

GOING TO TAKE THE RISK AND

GO INTO ENTREPRENEURSHIP.

AND WE HAVEN'T LOOKED BACK.

Reporter: A FEW YEARS

AGO, BUSINESS SLOWED DOWN

AND THE COMPANY NEEDED MONEY

TO KEEP GOING AND PAY DOWN

SOME DEBT.

TRADITIONAL BANKS WERE NO

HELP.

THEY DIDN'T FEEL THAT WE

WERE BANKABLE.

THEY FELT THAT BECAUSE OUR

ASSET BASE IS VEHICLES, AND

VERY EXPENSIVE VEHICLES, BY

THE WAY -- BUT THEY WERE

ROLLING DEPRECIABLE ASSETS.

Reporter: OTHER

BUSINESSES MIGHT REFUSE A

TRADITIONAL LOAN BECAUSE

THEY ARE TOO YOUNG OR TOO

SMALL.

MAURICE HEARD ABOUT

"OPPORTUNITY FUND" AND FOUND

AN OPPOSITE RESPONSE.

THEY PEELED THE UNION

BACK AND GOT INFORMATION

ABOUT OUR COMPANY AND MY

WIFE AND I.

ONE THING LED TO ANOTHER,

AND BY THE GRACE OF GOD,

THEY APPROVED OUR FIRST

LOAN.

WE'VE GOT A COUPLE OF LOANS

WITH THEM NOW.

Reporter: MAURICE'S

COMPANY HAD ABOUT 20

EMPLOYEES WHEN THEY FIRST

REACHED OUT TO "OPPORTUNITY

FUND."

TODAY HE SAYS THEY'RE HIRING

AROUND 60.

THAT'S CLOSE TO 300%

GROWTH.

IT COULDN'T HAVE HAPPENED IF

WE DIDN'T HAVE, YOU KNOW,

THE SUPPORT OF

MICROLENDING.

Reporter: THE DAY CBN

NEWS VISITED "OPPORTUNITY

FUND" WE LEARNED THAT THIS

MAN NEEDED $4,000 TO TAKE

HIS CATERS BUSINESS TO

CATERING BUSINESS TO THE

NEXT LEVEL.

RIGHT NOW WE'RE GROWING

RAPIDLY.

AND IT FEELS REALLY GOOD.

BUT RELATIONSHIP EXTENDS FAR

BEHIND THE CAPITAL WE HELP

THEM WITH AND WHAT THEY'RE

DOING FOR THEIR BUSINESSES.

Reporter: THEY WANT

TO ALSO BUILD A CREDIBLE

CREDIT HISTORY.

IT IS A NON-PROFIT BECAUSE

IT THRIVES ON DONATIONS FROM

COMPANIES LIKE CITIBANK.

AS THE OPPORTUNITY FUND

GREW, SO DOES PARTNERSHIP.

WE NOW HAVE PRODUCT AND

PROGRAM INVOLVEMENT WITH

"OPPORTUNITY FUND" AND WE

HAVE CITY VOLUNTEERS THAT

COME OUT AND SUPPORT THE

ORGANIZATION AND THE

ENTREPRENEURS THROUGH THE

PROGRAM.

AS ENTREPRENEURS GROW FROM

AN IDEA TO A FULL-FLEDGE

MULTI-MILLION ENTERPRISE,

THEY'RE GOING TO NEED

DIFFERENT AMOUNTS OF MONEY.

AND THERE IS SUCH A THING AS

TOO MUCH.

"OPPORTUNITY FUND" COMES

WITH A YES WHEN YOU MIGHT

OFTEN HEAR A NO.

Reporter: LEADERS HERE

SAY IT IS A CHANCE EVERYONE

DESERVES, A HAND UP, NOT A

HAND OUT.

MARK MARTIN, CBN NEWS, SAN

FRANCISCO.

Gordon: A WONDERFUL

PROGRAM AND A WONDERFUL

OPPORTUNITY.

AND YOU LOOK AT THE

STRUCTURE OF IT, AND HERE IS

A NON-PROFIT THAT IS ENGAGED

SOLELY IN GIVING OUT

MICROLOANS TO START-UP

BUSINESSES.

AND THEN BANKS ARE COMING

ALONGSIDE SAYING, WE WANT TO

DONATE TO THAT.

WHAT A WONDERFUL THING.

WHEN YOU REALIZE THAT HALF

THE PEOPLE EMPLOYED IN THE

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ARE

EMPLOYED BY SMALL

BUSINESSES, THAT'S WHERE WE

NEED TO PUT OUR EFFORT.

IF WE WANT TO GET OUR

ECONOMY BACK ON TRACK, IT IS

GOING TO BE THROUGH

ENTREPRENEURS.

THOSE WHO ARE WILLING TO

TAKE THE RISK AND TO START A

SMALL BUSINESS, AND TO GET

THINGS GOING AND GET PEOPLE

EMPLOYED.

WHAT A WONDERFUL PROGRAM,

AND I LOVE THE NAME.

IT IS GIVING PEOPLE

OPPORTUNITY.

IT IS GIVING THEM A HAND UP,

NOT JUST A HAND OUT.

TERRY?

Terry: COMING UP, A

TEENAGER NEARLY

SELF-DESTRUCTS AFTER HIS

FATHER DIED.

THE LAST WORDS I EVER

SPOKE TO MY FATHER ARE, "I

HATE YOU," BUT DEEP DOWN I

REALLY HATED MYSELF.

Terry: SEE HOW A PHONE

CALL, A PRAYER, AND A VISIT

FROM A STRANGER SAVED THIS

YOUNG MAN'S LIFE.

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Gordon: WELL, HAVE YOU

EVER WONDERED HOW MUCH

DIFFERENCE ONE PRAY CAN

MAKE?

WELL, KEITH ROBINSON KNOWS

EXACTLY HOW MUCH.

HIS LIFE WAS PROFOUNDLY

CHANGED BY ONE STRANGER WITH

A SIMPLE PRAYER.

I LOOK AT MY LIFE, AND I

DIDN'T FEEL LIKE I HAD A

HOPE FOR MY FUTURE.

I TOOK A GUN OUT FROM

UNDERNEATH MY BED, AND I PUT

THAT COLD BARREL UP TO MY

TEMPLE.

FROM THE EARLIEST TIME I CAN

REMEMBER, I FELT DISTANT

FROM MY PARENTS.

MY FATHER WAS SICK.

HE WAS IN AND OUT OF THE

HOSPITAL.

HE DEVELOPED A DEBILITATING

DISEASE WHEN HE WAS IN HIS

EARLY 30s.

AND MY PARENTS ALSO FOUGHT A

LOT DURING THOSE YEARS.

THAT LEFT ME, AS A CHILD,

FEELING LIKE I WAS LOST IN

THE WORLD.

I FELT INVISIBLE UNTIL I DID

SOMETHING WRONG.

SO I LEARNED TO DO WRONG A

LOT.

I GOT PICKED UP BY THE

POLICE WHEN I WAS 12 YEARS

OF AGE FOR SHOP LISTING.

AT 15 I WAS IN TROUBLE, I

WAS DEALING DRUGS.

AND THINGS WERE REALLY

VOLATILE AT HOME.

MY FATHER AND I GOT INTO A

HUGE FIGHT.

WE EXCHANGED A LOT OF

HURTFUL WORDS.

I WALKED AWAY AND SLAMMED

THE DOOR TO MY BEDROOM, AND

I SCREAMED THE WORDS

888-706-8767 "I HATE

YOU."

AND THE VERY NEXT MORNING, I

HEARD MY MOM SAY, KEITH,

WE'RE TAKING YOUR DAD TO THE

HOSPITAL TODAY.

HE IS NOT FEELING VERY

WELL.

I WAS SITTING AT A FRIEND'S

HOUSE THAT EVENING, GETTING

READY TO GET HIGH, AND MY

MOM PULLED UP OUTSIDE MY

FRIEND'S HOUSE.

SHE JUMPED OUT OF THE CAR

AND GOT CLOSE TO MY FACE AND

SAID, KEITH, GET IN THE CAR,

YOUR DAD IS DEAD.

IN THAT MOMENT, IT FELT LIKE

SOMEONE HAD TAKEN THEIR

FIST, BALLED IT UP AND HIT

ME IN THE GUT.

THE LAST WORDS I EVER SPOKE

TO MY FATHER WERE THE WORDS

"I HATE YOU."

DEEP DOWN INSIDE, I REALLY

HATED MYSELF.

WHEN WE BURIED MY FATHER, I

FELT LIKE A PIECE OF ME WENT

INTO THE GROUND WITH HIM.

I FELT EMPTY AND ALONE.

I FELT LIKE I HAD DONE

SOMETHING TO CAUSE ALL OF

THE PAIN IN MY FAMILY.

WHEN I WAS 17 YEARS OF AGE,

I GOT PULLED OVER AT

3:00 a.m., AND I WAS THREE

TIMES THE LEGAL LIMIT WHEN

THEY DID THE BREATHALYZER ON

ME.

I ALSO HAD POSSESSION OF

NARCOTICS ON ME THAT NIGHT.

SO I WAS SITTING IN MY

HOUSE, ON HOUSE ARREST, AND

I WAS THINKING ABOUT ENDING

MY LIFE.

I TOOK A GUN OUT FROM

UNDERNEATH MY BED, AND I PUT

THAT COLD BARREL UP TO MY

TEMPLE.

SOMETHING INSIDE OF ME THAT

SAME DAY SAID I CAN'T LET MY

YOUNGER BROTHER SEE ME LIKE

THIS.

SO I PUT THE GUN UNDERNEATH

MY BED, THINKING OF ANOTHER

WAY THAT I COULD POSSIBLY

END MY LIFE.

ON THAT SAME DAY THAT I

THOUGHT ABOUT ENDING MY

LIFE, MY MOTHER GOT A PHONE

CALL.

THERE WAS A LADY THAT

ATTENDED A CHURCH NOT TOO

FAR FROM OUR HOUSE.

THERE WAS A PRAYER MEETING,

BE IN THAT PRAYER MEETING,

ONE OF THE YOUNG PEOPLE IN

THAT YOUTH GROUP ASKED FOR

PRAYER FOR KEITH ROBINSON.

THIS WOMAN HAPPENED TO BE

STANDING THERE IN THE ROOM

AND SAID, I KNOW KEITH

ROBINSON.

SO SHE DECIDED TO CALL MY

MOM ON THAT SATURDAY.

AND SHE SAID TO HER, I WOULD

LIKE TO COME PRAY FOR

KEITH.

I DIDN'T WANT ANYTHING TO DO

WITH THAT.

I COULD NOT BELIEVE IN A GOD

THAT I COULDN'T SEE BECAUSE

EVERYTHING I SAW WHEN I

LOOKED OUTSIDE MY WINDOW AND

I LOOKED IN THE MIRROR

POINTED TO FAILURE.

THE DOORBELL RANG AND I WENT

TO THE DOOR.

SHE WAS STANDING ON MY

DOORSTEP WITH A BIBLE IN HER

HAND.

AND SHE SAID, KEITH, I'M

HERE TO PRAY FOR YOU.

AND I TOLD HER IN THAT

MOMENT, I HATE GOD.

AND SHE LOOKED RIGHT BACK AT

ME WITHOUT EVEN HESITATING

OR THINKING AND SAID, KEITH,

YOU MAY HATE GOD AND YOU MAY

EVEN HATE ME, BUT I WANT TO

TELL YOU TODAY THAT JESUS

CHRIST LOVES YOU AND HAS AN

INCREDIBLE PLAN FOR YOUR

LIFE.

IN 17 YEARS OF LIVING, NO

ONE HAD EVER TOLD ME THAT

JESUS LOVED ME AND HAD A

PLAN FOR MY LIFE.

I WALKED TO MY BEDROOM, AND

SHE FOLLOWED RIGHT BEHIND ME

WITH THAT BIBLE IN HER

HAND.

I GOT IN MY BED AND PULLED

THE COVERS UP OVER MY HEAD.

SHE GENTLY TOOK THOSE COVERS

AND PULLED THEM OFF OF ME

AND PUT HER HAND ON MY

SHOULDER AND SAID, KEITH, I

JUST WANT TO PRAY FOR YOU

TODAY.

AND I REMEMBER VERY

DISTINCTLY THE PRAYER SHE

PRAYED AT THAT MOMENT.

JESUS, I KNOW THAT YOU'RE

REAL, AND I PRAY YOU WOULD

SPEAK TO KEITH'S HEART AND

CHANGE HIS LIFE.

AMEN.

WHEN SHE FINISHED THAT

PRAYER, I THOUGHT, THAT'S

IT?

SHE LEFT THE BIBLE AT THE

FOOT OF MY BED FOR THE NEXT

COUPLE OF WEEKS.

I GOT BESIDE MY BED AND

BEGAN TO PRAY EVERY NIGHT

HER PRAYER, EXCEPT I TURNED

IT AROUND INTO A QUESTION TO

GOD.

I PRAYED LIKE THIS: JESUS,

IF YOU'RE REAL, WILL YOU

CHANGE MY LIFE?

TWO WEEKS LATER I GOT

PERMISSION TO GO TO CHURCH

FROM MY PROBATION OFFICER.

THE PASTOR, IT SEEMED, SAID

EVERYTHING I NEEDED TO HEAR

THAT DAY.

HE READ THE SCRIPTURE JOHN

3: 16 AND 17: "FOR GOD SO

LOVED THE WORLD THAT HE GAVE

HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, THAT

HE WHO BELIEVES SHALL HAVE

ETERNAL LIFE."

I REALIZED IN THAT MOMENT,

GOD WASN'T MAD AT ME.

HE WASN'T HERE TO CONDEMN

ME, BUT HE WANTED TO CHANGE

MY LIFE.

I STOOD TO MY FEET THAT

MORNING BECAUSE I KNEW I

NEEDED TO RECEIVE THIS LOVE

AND LET IT CHANGE ME.

AND THE SAME WOMAN WHO COME

AND PRAYED FOR ME GOT OUT OF

HER SEAT AND MET ME AS I

WALKED TO THE FRONT OF THAT

CHURCH.

SHE PUT HER ARMS AROUND ME,

AND I FELL ON MY KNEES, AND

I BEGAN TO PRAY IN THAT

MOMENT, JESUS, I KNOW YOU'RE

REAL.

CHANGE MY LIFE.

IN THAT MOMENT, I FELT GOD

LIKE I'VE NEVER FELT HIM

BEFORE.

IN THAT MOMENT, GOD BEGAN TO

CHANGE MY HEART.

HE TOOK THIS STONE-COLD

HEART AND HE BEGAN TO

MASSAGE IT WITH HIS GRACE

AND WITH HIS MERCY AND WITH

HIS FORGIVENESS.

AND A FLOOD OF TEARS BEGAN

TO POUR OUT OF MY EYES.

AND I REMEMBER JUST LAYING

THERE AT THE FRONT OF THAT

CHURCH FOR WHAT SEEMED LIKE

A HALF HOUR AS I REPENTED OF

MY SINS, AS I ASKED CHRIST

TO FORGIVE ME AND TO CHANGE

ME AND TO MAKE ME NEW.

I FELT THE HEALING OF GOD

COME OVER ME EMOTIONALLY,

MENTALLY, AND SPIRITUALLY.

EVERY ADDICTION IN MY LIFE

WAS COMPLETELY BROKEN.

SO AFTER I GAVE MY LIFE TO

CHRIST, THE EVIDENCE OF MY

CHANGE WAS BEING SEEN BY

ALL.

MY PROBATION OFFICER, MY

HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL, MY

TEACHERS -- AND SO

EVERYTHING IN MY LIFE BEGAN

TO TURN AROUND.

MY PASTOR WROTE A LETTER TO

THE JUDGE AND HE READ IT

THAT DAY IN THE COURTROOM

FOR ALL TO HEAR.

HE TOLD THE STORY ABOUT HOW

GOD HAD CHANGED MY LIFE.

AND I'LL NEVER FORGET WHEN

THE JUDGE READ THE

SENTENCING THAT DAY.

HE STARTED WITH THESE WORDS:

"AGAINST MY BETTER JUDGMENT,

I'M GOING TO GIVE YOU ONE

MORE CHANCE."

I DIDN'T GET WHAT I

DESERVE.

I GOT SOMETHING FAR BETTER,

AND THAT'S CALLED GRACE.

I BEGAN TO PURSUE GOD'S PLAN

AND GOD'S CALL FOR MY LIFE.

I WENT ON TO COLLEGE AND

GRADUATED WITH A 4.0, AT THE

TOP OF MY CLASS.

TODAY I'M THE PASTOR AT A

CHURCH IN MY HOME TOWN.

I'M REMINDED OF THE

INCREDIBLE FAVOR THAT GOD

HAS BLESSED ME WITH IN MY

LIFE.

HE HAS GIVEN ME WHAT I COULD

NEVER IMAGINE, AND CERTAINLY

MORE THAN I EVER DESERVED.

Gordon: HE'LL DO THE

SAME FOR YOU.

HE'LL GIVE YOU MORE THAN YOU

EVER IMAGINED.

AND HE WON'T GIVE YOU WHAT

YOU DESERVE.

WE ALL DESERVE PUNISHMENT.

WE'VE ALL DONE THINGS WE

KNEW WERE WRONG.

WE'VE ALL MISSED THE MARK.

THE AMAZING THING IS GOD

DIDN'T COME, JESUS DIDN'T

COME TO CONDEMN US.

HE DIDN'T COME TO JUDGE

YOU.

HE CAME TO SET YOU FREE.

TO GIVE YOU A HOPE AND A

PURPOSE, A FUTURE, A LIFE,

AND LIFE MORE ABUNDANTLY.

NOW HERE IS KEITH.

HE STARTED OUT YOUNG, DIDN'T

HE?

AGE 12 HE WAS ARRESTED FOR

THE FIRST TIME.

AND THEN HE GOT INTO DRUGS.

AND THEN HE BECAME CONSUMED

WITH THEM AT A VERY YOUNG

AGE.

BUT GOD HAD A DIFFERENT

PLAN.

AND GOD'S GOT A PLAN FOR

YOU.

THE BIBLE SAYS BEFORE HE

EVEN CREATED THE EARTH,

BEFORE HE LAID THE

FOUNDATION, HE THOUGHT OF

GOOD WORKS, GOOD THINGS FOR

YOU TO DO, THINGS THAT WOULD

SATISFY THE DESIRES OF YOUR

HEART.

NOW, YOU LOOK AT KEITH'S

STORY, AND YOU GO, HOW CAN

THAT HAPPEN?

HOW CAN YOU CHANGE

OVERNIGHT?

WELL, IT HAS TO DO WITH THE

REGENERATION THAT JESUS

TALKED ABOUT.

AND WE USE THIS PHRASE "BORN

AGAIN."

BUT IN GREEK, IT REALLY

MEANS REGENERATION.

FROM THE INSIDE OUT, GOD IS

ABLE TO REGENERATE YOU.

SO THAT THE THINGS YOU USED

TO DO YOU DON'T WANT TO DO

ANYMORE.

YOU WANT TO DO THINGS THAT

LEAD TO LIFE, THINGS THAT

LEAD TO ABUNDANCE.

THINGS THAT LEAD TO HOPE.

THINGS THAT GIVE YOU A

FUTURE.

BECAUSE THAT'S GOD'S WILL.

AND THAT'S GOD'S PLAN.

AND HE WANTS TO GIVE IT TO

YOU.

HE DOESN'T WANT TO WITHHOLD

IT.

HE'S NOT STINGY.

HE WANTS TO GIVE IT TO YOU,

AND GIVE IT TO YOU

ABUNDANTLY AND AMAZINGLY,

GIVE IT TO YOU INSTANTLY.

THE APOSTLE PAUL WENT

THROUGH IT.

HE KNOWS WHAT IT IS ALL

ABOUT.

AND HE SAYS, "BEHOLD, ALL

THINGS ARE MADE NEW."

HE HAD THAT EXPERIENCE, THAT

DIRECT ENCOUNTER WITH A

LIVING GOD.

AND THROUGH THAT ENCOUNTER,

HE FOUND HIS PURPOSE.

KEITH FOUND IT.

KEITH HAD IT.

AND YOU CAN HAVE IT, TOO.

NOW, WHAT DOES IT TAKE?

WELL, IT'S THAT SIMPLE

PRAYER.

FIRST HE HEARD THE PRAYER,

GOD, I KNOW YOU'RE REAL.

I WANT YOU TO CHANGE KEITH'S

HEART.

AND KEITH TOOK THAT PRAYER,

TURNED IT AROUND, PUT AN

"IF" IN FRONT OF IT.

AND HE SAID, "IF YOU'RE

REAL, COULD YOU CHANGE MY

HEART?

COULD YOU MAKE ME NEW

AGAIN?"

AND THAT STARTED HIM ON A

JOURNEY.

AND HE WENT TO CHURCH AND HE

HEARD A MESSAGE THAT WAS

JUST FOR HIM.

HE RESPONDED.

AND THEN HE HAD HIS

ENCOUNTER.

AND HE, FROM THAT POINT

FORWARD, KNEW GOD IS REAL.

YOU CAN DEPEND ON HIM.

HE'S NOT HERE TO JUDGE ME.

HE'S HERE TO LOVE ME.

HE'S HERE TO SAVE ME.

HE'S HERE TO SET ME FREE.

AND YOU CAN HAVE THAT

EXPERIENCE, TOO, IF YOU PRAY

THE SAME PRAYER.

SO IF THIS IS FOR YOU, IF

THIS IS WHAT YOU WANT, DON'T

CHANGE THE CHANNEL.

RIGHT NOW LET TODAY BE THE

DAY WHERE YOU MEET HIM.

YOU DON'T JUST HEAR ABOUT

HIM.

YOU DON'T JUST READ

TESTIMONIES ABOUT HIM.

BUT YOU GET A DIRECT

ENCOUNTER WITH THE LIVING

GOD.

HE WANTS TO MANIFEST

HIMSELF.

HE PROMISES THAT HE WILL.

HE PROMISES THAT HE WILL

NEVER LEAVE YOU, HE'LL NEVER

FORSAKE YOU.

HE PROMISES THAT HE LOVES

YOU AND HE DOESN'T WANT TO

CONDEMN YOU.

HE WANTS TO GIVE YOU LIFE.

SO IF YOU WANT IT, LET'S

PRAY.

AND LET'S LET JESUS DO ALL

OF THE REST.

PRAY WITH ME.

JESUS -- THAT'S RIGHT, SAY

IT OUT LOUD.

JESUS, I COME TO YOU AND I

WANT TO KNOW THAT YOU'RE

REAL.

I WANT TO HEAR YOUR VOICE.

I WANT TO FEEL YOUR

PRESENCE.

I WANT TO BE REGENERATED

FROM MY INNERMOST BEING.

SO, JESUS, HEAR MY PRAYER.

COME TO MY HOUSE, COME TO MY

HEART.

TODAY.

AND MAKE ME NEW.

AND FOR FORGIV FORGIVE ME

OF THE THINGS THAT I'VE DONE

WRONG.

AND SET ME ON THE PLAN AND

PURPOSE THAT YOU HAVE FOR MY

LIFE.

HEAR MY PRAYER, FOR I PRAY

IT IN JESUS' NAME.

FATHER, FOR THOSE WHO JUST

PRAYED, I PRAY THE PROMISES

OF GOD OVER THEM, THAT ALL

OF THE PROMISES THAT YOU

HAVE EVER MADE WOULD BE YES

AND AMEN FOR THEM, THAT YOUR

PRESENCE RIGHT NOW WOULD

OVERWHELM THEM AND FILL THEM

WITH JOY.

DO IT, LORD, FOR WE ASK IT

IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

IF YOU PRAYED WITH ME, THERE

IS ONE MORE THING I WANT YOU

TO DO.

I WANT YOU TO MAKE A CALL

AND LET SOMEBODY KNOW YOU

PRAYED.

THE BIBLE SAYS IF YOU'LL

BELIEVE IN YOUR HEART AND

THEN CONFESS WITH YOUR

MOUTH, YOU SHALL BE SAVED.

SO WE MADE IT EASY FOR YOU.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS PICK

UP THE PHONE AND CALL.

1-800-759-0700.

WHEN YOU CALL, I'VE GOT A

FREE C.D. FOR YOU.

IT'S CALLED "A NEW LIFE."

IN THERE IS A C.D. TEACHING

ON WHAT DO YOU DO NOW?

WHAT DO CHRISTIANS BELIEVE?

I ENCOURAGE YOU TO GET A

COUPLE OF THE BIBLE, START

READING IT EVERY DAY.

I ALSO ENCOURAGE YOU TO JOIN

A LOCAL CHURCH.

MAKE THAT PHONE CALL.

DO IT RIGHT NOW.

1-800-759-0700.

TERRY, OVER TO YOU.

Terry: STILL AHEAD,

CHRISTMAS COMES EARLY FOR A

SAILOR AND HIS FAMILY.

WATCH HOW THEY GET EXACTLY

WHAT THEY NEED JUST IN TIME

FOR THE HOLIDAYS.

AND THEN LATER ON, A WOMAN

WHO SUFFERED FOR SEVEN YEARS

IS SUPERNATURALLY HEALED.

STAY TUNED FOR HER

MIRACULOUS STORY ON TODAY'S

"700 CLUB."

AND WELCOME BACK TO "THE

700 CLUB" FOR THIS CBN NEWS

BREAK.

JIM BOB DUGGAR SAYS THE PUSH

TO HAVE HIS FAMILY'S TV SHOW

TAKEN OFF THE AIR WILL NOT

SUCCEED, AND THE CONTROVERSY

HAS ONLY MADE THEM

STRONGER.

AN ONLINE PETITION TO CANCEL

19 KIDS AND COUNTING

GARNERED 180,000

SIGNATURES.

BUT NEARLY 210,000 PEOPLE

HAVE SIGNED A

COUNTER-PETITION IN SUPPORT

OF THE DUG GARS.

THE PETITION TO REMOVE THE

SHOW BEGAN AFTER MICHELLE

DUGAR CAMPAIGNED AGAINST AN

ORDINANCE GRANTING SPECIAL

RIGHTS TO LGBT PEOPLE IN

ARKANSAS.

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS

BRINGING COMFORT TO CHILDREN

OF A MARTYRED CHRISTIAN

COUPLE IN PAKISTAN.

THE COUPLE WAS BURNED TO

DEATH BY AN ANGRY MUSLIM MOB

OVER ACCUSATIONS OF

BLASPHEMY.

THEIR THREE YOUNG CHILDREN

ARE NOW BEING CARED FOR BY

EXTENDED FAMILY MEMBERS.

"OPERATION BLESSING" TEAMED

UP WITH A LOCAL ORGANIZATION

TO PROVIDE THE FAMILY WITH

MUCH-NEEDED SUPPLIES,

INCLUDING WINTER CLOTHING,

BLANKETS, AND TWO MONTHS'

WORTH OF FOOD.

AND THEY PROVIDED SPECIAL

TOYS FOR ALL OF THE CHILDREN

HERE AT CHRISTMASTIME.

YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE ABOUT

"OPERATION BLESSING" BY

GOING TO ITS WEBSITE, IT IS

OB.ORG.

GORDON AND TERRY ARE BACK

WITH MORE OF "THE 700 CLUB"

RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Gordon: CHRISTMAS WAS

NOT LOOKING MERRY FOR A

YOUNG MILITARY COUPLE AND

THEIR TWIN BABIES.

THEIR CAR WAS BROKEN, ALONG

WITH THEIR WASHER, DRYER,

AND LAWN MOWER.

THIS FAMILY NEEDED A BREAK,

AND THEY GOT A BIG ONE, JUST

IN THE KNICK OF TIME.

Reporter: BOSON DEWIT

WORKS HARD FOR HIS FAMILY.

IT MAKES ME GO OUT THERE

AND WORK HARD.

Reporter: BUT THEY WERE

PAYING OFF MEDICAL EXPENSES

FROM ASHLEY LOOSE PREGNANCY

WHEN THEIR WASHER AND DRYER

AND VEHICLE BROKE DOWN.

THEIR VEHICLE'S TRANSMISSION

BROKE DOWN, AND THEY NEEDED

TO RELEASE RIPPED FURNITURE

TO MAKE IT SAFE FOR THE

TWINS.

DEWIT LEFT FOR DEPLOYMENT.

WE ARE NOT USED TO

WORRYING ABOUT THE NEXT

PAYCHECK.

AND THIS TIME IT HAS BEEN

LET'S GO GET THE DIAPERS.

OH, DID THEY REALLY GROW OUT

OF THE SHOES I BOUGHT LAST

WEEK.

Reporter: DEWIT WORKED

HARD TO SAVE EVERY PENNY

OVERSEAS TO ASHLEY WOULD

HAVE MORE BACK HOME.

I WOULDN'T GO TO THE SHOE

STORE HERE BECAUSE I WAS

WORRIED ABOUT AT HOME.

Reporter: THE COUPLE'S

CHURCH ASKED CBN'S "HELPING

THE HOMEFRONT" TO STEP IN.

WE AGREED AND STARTED

PLANNING.

DEWIT WAS SELECTED AT ONE OF

THE FEW SAILORS TO FLY HOME

A TWO MONTHS EARLY.

HIS TWINS WERE ALMOST TWO

MONTHS OLD.

HIS PASTOR WAS WAITING WITH

GOOD NEWS.

YOUR CHURCH FAMILY IS

VERY HAPPY TO JOIN & BECOME

PARTNERS WITH CBN'S "HELPING

THE HOMEFRONT."

IT IS MORE THAN JUST

PRAYING.

WE WANT TO PUT OUR PRAYER

INTO ACTION.

Reporter: THE PASTOR

TOLD THE COUPLE THAT CBN

FIXED THEIR TRANSMISSION AND

PROVIDED $500 FOR BABY

ITEMS.

THEN HE TOOK THEM TO GET

THEIR NEW WASHER AND DRYER

AND LAWN MOWER.

AND "HELPING THE HOMEFRONT"

ALSO GAVE THEM NEW FAMILY

FURNITURE AND A DINETTE

SET.

THE PASTOR HAD ONE MORE

ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT THE

COUPLE'S MEDICAL EXPENSES.

WE'RE GOING TO WIPE THAT

DEBT CLEAN.

WE'RE GOING TO PAY THAT DEBT

OFF SO THAT YOU CAN MOVE

FORWARD, OUT OF DEBT, FOR

GOD'S WORD SAID YOU AS

BELIEVERS ARE LENDERS AND

NOT BORROWERS.

GOD TOLD ME I'VE GOT TO

STAY STRONG NO MATTER WHAT.

FOR GOD TO USE TO YOU

BLESS OTHERS, IT IS

AMAZING.

I'M REALLY, REALLY

THANKFUL.

Gordon: WHAT A

WONDERFUL THING.

THE BIBLE TELLS US TO

ENCOURAGE ONE ANOTHER WITH

OUTBURSTS OF LOVE, OUTBURSTS

OF GENEROSITY.

THAT'S WHAT WE WANT TO DO,

AND THAT'S WHAT WE WANT TO

DO ESPECIALLY FOR MILITARY

FAMILIES.

"HELPING THE HOMEFRONT" IS

ALL ABOUT HELPING ACTIVE

MILITARY FAMILIES, AND

RECOGNIZING THEY'RE SERVING,

TOO.

YOU LOOK AT THAT WONDERFUL

FAMILY, WELL, THAT FATHER

WAS GONE ON DEPLOYMENT.

HE MISSED THE FIRST YEAR OF

THOSE TWINS.

AND YOU DON'T GET THAT

BACK.

WHAT CAN WE DO?

HOW CAN WE COME ALONGSIDE

THEM AND HELP THEM, AND HELP

THEM NOT JUST WITH PRAYERS,

BUT DOING IT VERY TANGIBLY,

AND LET'S DO IT

EXTRAVAGANTLY.

LET'S MAKE UP ALL THAT THEY

LACK SO THEY CAN HAVE A

WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS, A

WONDERFUL TIME TOGETHER.

AND RECOGNIZE THAT WE'RE

DOING IT BECAUSE THEY'RE

SERVING, TOO.

IF YOU WANT TO HELP WITH

"HELPING THE HOMEFRONT," ALL

YOU HAVE TO DO IS CALL US.

1-800-759-0700.

YOU CAN WRITE TO US.

JUST PUT "HELPING THE HOM

FRONT" CBN CENTER, VIRGINIA

BEACH, VIRGINIA, 23463.

AND THERE IS A PLACE ON THE

GIVING PAGE ON cbn.com

WHERE YOU CAN DESIGNATE YOUR

GIFT.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE, AND MAKE

A DIFFERENCE THIS

CHRISTMAS.

AND BE PART OF "HELPING THE

HOM FRONT."

HOMEFRONT."

YOU CAN ALSO JOIN "THE 700

CLUB," IT'S $20 A MONTH, 65

CENTS A DAY, AND YOUR GIFTS

GO TO HELP THOUSANDS --

MILLIONS OF PEOPLE AROUND

THE WORLD.

NOT JUST HERE IN AMERICA,

BUT AROUND THE WORLD.

EITHER WAY, DO IT NOW.

1-800-SE1-800-759-0700

TERRY?

Terry: I LOVE THAT

PROGRAM.

YOU CAN SEE THE BURDEN LIFT

OFF THEIR SHOULDERS.

THAT WAS WONDERFUL, REALLY

WONDERFUL.

COMING UP, WE'RE GOING TO BE

PRAYING FOR YOU AND YOUR

NEEDS, SO STAY TUNED FOR

THAT.

PLUS, SINGER

SINGER/SONGWRITER MARK

SCHULTZ PERFORMS HIS

CHART-TOPPING HIT "A

DIFFERENT KIND OF

CHRISTMAS."

* A DIFFERENT KIND OF

CHRISTMAS THIS YEAR *

Terry: THIS YEAR MARK

SCHULTZ HAS THE NUMBER ONE

SONG FOR CHRISTMAS AND

GOSPEL MUSIC.

AND WE'D LIKE TO SHARE IT

WITH YOU NOW.

HERE IS MARK SCHULTZ WITH "A

DIFFERENT KIND OF

CHRISTMAS."

* THE SNOW IS FALLING

CHRISTMAS EVE *

* AND THE LIGHTS ARE COMING

ON UP AND DOWN THE STREET *

* THE SOUND OF CAROLS FILLS

THE AIR *

* AND PEOPLE RUSHING HOME

AND EVERYWHERE *

* PUTTING CANDLES IN THE

WINDOWS *

* LIGHTS UPON THE TREE

* THERE'S NO LAUGHTER IN HIS

HOUSE LIKE THERE USED TO

BE *

* JUST A LITTLE MILLION

MEMORIES *

* THAT REMIND ME

* IT'S JUST A DIFFERENT KIND

OF CHRISTMAS THIS YEAR *

PAPER *

* THE FIRE'S DIFFERENT KIND

OF GLOW *

* STANDING UNDERNEATH THE

MISTLETOE *

* IT WON'T BE THE SAME THIS

YEAR *

* AND THAT'S BECAUSE THERE

IS ONE LESS SEAT AT THE

TABLE.

*

* ONE LESS GIFT UNDER THE

TREE *

*

* I'M WRAPPING ALL THESE

MEMORIES *

* A TRASH BRA BAG OF

TEARS *

* IT'S JUST A DIFFERENT KIND

OF CHRISTMAS THIS YEAR *

* NOW THERE ARE VOICES IN

THE DRIVEWAY *

* AND WE'LL TRY TO MAKE THIS

CHRISTMAS LIKE THE ONES

WE'VE HAD BEFORE *

* AS WE GATHER AROUND THE

TABLE *

* I SEE JOY ON EVERY FACE

* AND I REALIZE WHAT'S BEEN

ALIVE IS THE LEGACY *

* GOT TO PUT THE CANDLES IN

THE WINDOWS *

* AND LIGHTS UPON THE

TREE *

* TIME TO FILL HIS HOUSE

WITH LAUGHTER LIKE IT USED

TO BE *

* JUST BECAUSE YOU'RE UP IN

HEAVEN *

* IT WON'T BE YOUR LAST

MEAL *

* IT'S JUST A DIFFERENT KIND

OF CHRISTMAS THIS YEAR *

* IT'S JUST A DIFFERENT KIND

OF CHRISTMAS THIS YEAR *

*

Terry: THAT WAS MARK

SCHULTZ SINGING "DIFFERENT

KIND OF CHRISTMAS."

IF YOU'D LIKE TO WATCH THAT

VIDEO AGAIN OR SHARE IT WITH

YOUR FAMILY OR FRIENDS, IT'S

EASY TO DO.

LOG ON TO OUR Facebook

PAGE AT

Facebook.com/the700club.

Gordon: FOR YEARS,

KAREN MUNSI COULDN'T EAT A

REGULAR MEAL.

CONSTANT COUGHING MADE IT

DIFFICULT FOR HER TO

SWALLOW.

DOCTORS COULDN'T HELP, BUT

KAREN NEVER LOST HOPE FOR

GOD TO HEAL HER.

IT STARTED IN 2007, I

STARTED WORKING AS A

CORRECTION NAAL OFFICER IN

A PRISON.

FOR SOME REASON OR ANOTHER,

I FELT I WAS BREATHING

SOMETHING IN THE AIR BECAUSE

THAT'S WHEN THE COUGHING

REALLY STARTED REALLY BAD.

I WAS CONTINUALLY COUGHING,

MORNING, NOON, AND NIGHT.

I COULD NOT SLEEP.

AND I ALSO DEVELOPED A

PROBLEM WHERE WHEN I TRIED

TO EAT SOMETHING, IT WAS

JUST REAL PAINFUL RIGHT

THROUGH HERE.

I JUST COULDN'T SWALLOW

ANYTHING.

I BARELY ATE ANYTHING.

I ATE A LOT OF LIQUIDS, LIKE

FRUITS AND JELL-Os.

I FINALLY WENT TO THE

DOCTOR, AND ALL THEY GAVE ME

WAS COUGH SYRUP AND AN

ANTIBIOTIC, AND THAT WAS

IT.

EVERY TIME I WOULD GO BACK

TO THE DOCTOR, IT WAS JUST

COUGH SYRUP AND AN

ANTIBIOTIC.

FOR A GOOD PART OF SEVEN

YEARS IT CONTINUED

NON-STOP.

I JUST DEALT WITH IT AS BEST

I COULD.

I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT ELSE TO

DO.

I NEVER DOUBTED GOD AND I

NEVER DOUBTED MY TRUST IN

HIM.

I HAVE ALWAYS BELIEVED IN

HIS HEALING.

I WAS JUST IN A PERIOD OF

BEING TESTED WITH MY FAITH.

IN JULY OF 2012, I WAS

WATCHING "THE 700 CLUB."

AND TERRY SAID, THERE IS

SOMEONE OUT THERE THAT HAS

SOME SORT OF PAIN GOING ON

HERE.

THERE IS SOMETHING TO DO

WITH THE PROCESSING OF YOUR

FOOD.

GOD IS CHANGING THAT FOR

YOU.

YOU'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO

DIGEST YOUR FOOD AND IT WILL

BE AS THOUGH IT NEVER

HAPPENED.

I ALWAYS BELIEVED IN

GOD'S HEALING.

I KNEW I WAS BEING TESTED

WITH THIS HEALTH PROBLEM.

INSTANTLY I JUST FELT THE

HAND OF GOD TOUCH ME.

AND FROM HERE TO HERE, GOD'S

HAND MOVED IN THIS

DIRECTION.

IT WAS A REAL COOL, BREEZY

FEELING.

30 MINUTES AFTERWARDS, I ATE

FOR THE FIRST TIME.

AT THAT POINT, SIX YEARS

THAT I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO

REALLY EAT CORRECTLY.

AND I HEARD A SECOND WORD

FROM TERRY, AND THAT WAS ME

AS WELL.

Terry: YOU HAVE A

CONDITION, AND I DON'T KNOW

THE NAME OF IT, BUT IT

DOESN'T ALLOW TO YOU BREATHE

DEEPLY AND GET FULL OXYGEN.

GOD IS HEALING THAT FOR YOU

NOW.

TAKE THAT DEEP BREATH IN AND

EXHALE AND YOU ARE FREE FROM

THAT.

I CALLED "THE 700 CLUB"

TO LET THEM KNOW I RECEIVED

BOTH HEALINGS.

AT THAT TIME, THE COUGHING

STOPPED A LITTLE BIT.

A YEAR AFTER THAT, THE

COUGHING COMPLETELY

STOPPED.

IT WAS VERY ENCOURAGING.

I MEAN, IT BUILT MY FAITH

UP.

I WAS JUST ESTATIC ABOUT

IT.

I BELIEVE IN GOD'S HEALING

POWER.

THIS IS NOT A FAIRY TALE.

THIS IS FOR REAL.

HE DOES HEAL.

HE HEALED ME, AND I FEEL

GREAT.

Gordon: IT IS NOT A

FAIRY TALE.

IT'S REAL.

GOD ANSWERS PRAYER.

WE'VE GOT SOME PRAYER

REQUESTS THAT HAVE COME IN.

THERE IS A FAMILY WANTING

HELP TO ADJUST TO A MILITARY

REASSIGNMENT.

HERE IS ONE FOR HEALING FROM

SEVERE PNEUMONIA, AND THEN

FOR A BRAIN CYST TO

DISSOLVE.

Terry: THIS IS A MAN

ASKING FOR WISDOM TO BE A

GOOD FATHER AND A HUSBAND.

SOMEONE SAYING, I NEED

FINANCIAL INCREASE.

WE'RE ALWAYS STRUGGLING.

SOMEONE ELSE ASKING FOR

HEALING FROM BRAIN AND LUNG

CANCER, AND THEN HEALING

FROM DIABETES

COMPLICATIONS.

GIRMTD LET'S

Gordon: LET'S PRAY FOR

THESE AND PRAY FOR YOU.

I BELIEVE IN FAITH AS AN

ACTION.

IN AN ACT OF FAITH, IF YOU

NEED HEALING, LAY YOUR HAND

ON THAT AREA OF THE BODY

THAT NEEDS IT, AND TERRY AND

I ARE GOING TO AGREE.

AND THE BIBLE SAYS, "WHEN

TWO OR MORE AGREE TOUCHING

ANYTHING, IT SHALL BE

DONE."

SO LET'S PRAY AND LET'S

BELIEVE GOD.

LORD, WE LIFT UP THE

AUDIENCE TO YOU.

AND FOR THOSE WHO ARE

PRAYING AND ASKING FOR

HEALING, WE COME INTO

AGREEMENT WITH THEM.

AND AS THEY ARE LAYING HANDS

ON THAT AREA OF THE BODY

THAT NEEDS HEALING, WE JOIN

TOGETHER WITH THEM,

TOUCHING, AND WE SAY, BE

HEALED NOW IN JESUS' NAME.

THERE IS A WOMAN, YOUR NAME

IS DOROTHY.

YOU'RE LAYING YOUR HAND ON

YOUR ESOPHAGUS.

YOU'RE WATCHING THAT STORY,

AND YOU SAY, I HAVE SEVERE

ACID REFLUX, AND THERE IS A

BURNING RIGHT NOW IN YOUR

ESOPHAGUS, JUST BELOW YOUR

STERNUM.

AND GOD IS HEALING YOU.

AND HE IS CALLING YOU BY

NAME TO GIVE YOU THE

ASSURANCE, YES, THIS IS FOR

YOU.

BE HEALED NOW AND BE MADE

WHOLE.

Terry: SOMEONE NAMED

NATHAN OR NATHANIEL, GOD HAS

BEEN SPEAKING TO YOUR

HEART.

I WANT TO ENCOURAGE YOU TO

LISTEN TO THAT VOICE AND

BELIEVE AND TRUST GOD FOR

ALL OF THE THINGS YOU'RE

CONCERNED ABOUT.

Gordon: THERE IS

SOMEONE, YOU'VE HAD A BROKEN

CLAVICLE, AN INJURY IN YOUR

RIGHT SHOULDER, AND EVEN

YOUR COLLARBONE.

AND THE DOCTORS AREN'T

HOPEFUL FOR YOU TO REGAIN

MOVEMENT, BUT GOD IS

HOPEFUL.

AND HE IS REACHING AND

TOUCHING YOU RIGHT NOW.

BE HEALED.

THAT PAIN BE GONE, THAT

STIFFNESS BE GONE NOW, IN

JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

AND AMEN.

IF YOU'VE BEEN TOUCHED BY

GOD, WE WANT TO SHARE YOUR

REPORT WITH THE WORLD.

SO CALL US.

1-800-759-0700.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM PSALMS: "HE SAID

HIS WORD AND HEALED THEM."

FOR TERRY AND FOR ME, GOD

BLESS YOU, AND MERRY

CHRISTMAS.

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