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The 700 Club - February 27, 2015

Olympic gold medal gymnast Gabby Douglas and her mother Natalie share about their faith and how it has sustained the family over the years. Also, J.L. thought he could prove himself by committing a crime. Read Transcript


UNSUNG HEROS FROM THE

ULTRA-GROUND RAILROAD.

YOU NEEDED HEROS, YOU

NEEDED BLACKS AND WHITES

WORKING JOINTING.

MEET THE PEOPLE WHO

RISKED THEIR FREEDOM TO HELP

OTHERS GET THEIRS.

> AND THEN, A TEEN WHO

WANTED A NAME.

THEY HAD THE CARS.

THEY HAD THE MONEY.

AND WOUND UP GETTING

ARRESTED.

THE NEXT THING I KNOW,

I'M BEING READ MY RIGHTS.

ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB."

*

Gordon: WELL, WELCOME

TO "THE 700 CLUB."

ISIS HAS BEEN DOMINATING THE

HEADLINES WORLDWIDE WITH

THEIR BRUTAL KILLING OF

HOSTAGES.

ANOTHER RADICAL ISLAMIC

TERRORIST GROUP, BOKO HARAM,

IS ALSO WAGING A HOLY WAR IN

AFRICA.

GEORGE THOMAS BRINGS US THE

STORY FROM WEST AFRICA.

George: IN THE DUSTY

CITIES OF COUNTRIES IN WEST

AFRICA, THERE IS GROWING

ANXIETY OVER THE RADICAL

ISLAMIC GROUP BOKO HARAM.

FOR YEARS BOKO HARAM

FOCUSED ON NIGERIA, BUT NOW

THEY ARE CREATING CHAOS

ACROSS THE REGION.

WE NEED TO FIND A WAY TO GET

RID OF THEM BEFORE IT GETS

WORSE.

George: BOKO HARAM IS

TRYING TO CREATE WHAT IS

CALLED A CALIPHATE ACROSS

WEST AFRICA, SIMILAR, IN

FACT, TO WHAT THE ISLAMIC

STATE IN SYRIA IS TRYING TO

DO.

TODAY THE VIOLENCE IS

SPILLING ACROSS ITS BORDERS

INTO CAMEROON, CHAD, AND

NIGER.

THOSE FOUR COUNTRIES HAVE

FORMED A REGIONAL MILITARY

FORCE.

IN RECENT DAYS, THEY HAVE

KILLED HUNDREDS OF ISLAMIC

FIGHTERS AND RECAPTURED

SEVERAL TOWNS.

STILL, IN PLACES LIKE

SOUTHEAST NIGER, WHERE THEY

HAVE PLANTED SEVERAL

CHURCHES, THOUSANDS OF

PEOPLE, INCLUDING

CHRISTIANS, ARE STILL

FLEEING THE MILITANTS' REIGN

OF TERROR.

THEY HAVE TO LEAVE.

George: IT IS A SERIOUS

SITUATION.

IT IS A SERIOUS SESSION.

SITUATION.

RIGHT NOW THERE ARE PEOPLE

ON THE ROAD, AS WE SPEAK.

George: BOKO HARAM

STARTED IN 2002, THEIR GOAL:

TURN NIGERIA, AFRICA'S TOP

OIL PRODUCER, INTO AN

ISLAMIC STATE RULED BY

SHAR'IA LAW.

IT IS THE SAME AS

AL-QAEDA, THE TALIBAN,

HEZBOLLAH.

THEY WANT TO ESTABLISH AN

ISLAMIC RADICAL STATE, FIRST

IN THE NORTHERN PART OF

NIGERIA, AND THEN PUSH TO

THE SOUTH AND DECLARE AN

EMIRATE ACROSS NIGERIA.

George: SINCE THEN,

THEIR FIGHTERS HAVE KILLED

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE.

IN 2014 ALONE, BOKO HARAM

REPORTEDLY MURDERED MORE

THAN 2400 CHRISTIANS.

THESE ARE RUTHLESS PEOPLE

WHO DON'T HAVE ANY RESPECT

FOR RELIGION, CHRISTIAN OR

MUSLIM.

THEY ARE EVIL.

George: AND NOW SOME

INTELLIGENCE OFFICIALS WORRY

THE GROUP COULD NOT ONLY

EXPAND THEIR ATTACKS BEYOND

THIS REGION, BUT THEY COULD

BECOME THE ISIS OF AFRICA.

INCREASINGLY, U.S.

COUNTER-TERRORISM OFFICIALS

FEAR A POSSIBLE TACTICAL AND

OPERATIONAL ALLIANCE BETWEEN

THE TWO GROUPS AS WELL.

IF THAT HAPPENS, IT COULD

GIVE RADICAL ISLAM AN EVEN

BIGGER AND GROWING FOOTHOLD

IN BOTH THE MIDDLE EAST AND

AFRICA.

GEORGE THOMAS, CBN NEWS,

NIGER, WEST AFRICA.

Gordon: AND THAT'S THE

SITUATION WE ALL ARE LOOKING

AT RIGHT NOW, IS WHY IS ISIS

SO ATTRACTIVE?

WHY IS THIS IDEOLOGY SO

ATTRACTIVE?

IT ALL GOES BACK TO JUNE OF

LAST YEAR WHEN THE HEAD OF

ISIS, al-BAGHDADI,

PROCLAIMED HE WAS THE

CALIPH.

HE SAID, I AM OF THE FAMILY

OF THE HOUSE, WHICH MEANS HE

IS CLAIMING A DIRECT LINEAGE

TO THE FAMILY OF MUHAMMAD.

UNDER ISLAM, PARTICULAR

SHI'A ISLAM, IF YOU PROCLAIM

THAT, YOU HAVE AN OBLIGATION

TO OWE HIM LOYALTY AND TO

COME AND SERVE UNDER HIM.

THAT'S WHY WE'RE SEEING THIS

RECRUITING, IF YOU WILL,

ACROSS EUROPE, IN CANADA I,

IN THE UNITED STATES, AROUND

THE WORLD, OF SHI'A MUSLIMS

FLOCKING TO BE UNDER THE

CALIPH.

AND IF ISIS CONTINUES ON ITS

COURSE, WE'LL SEE EVEN MORE

VIOLENCE.

THAT'S WHY BOKO HARAM WANTS

TO JOIN UP WITH THEM.

IT IS FOR RELIGIOUS

REGIONS.

IT IS NOT BECAUSE OF

STRATEGY OR IT WILL ENHANCE

THEIR MILITARY ABILITY.

IT IS ENTIRELY BECAUSE OF

THEIR RELIGIOUS BELIEFS.

WE HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THIS.

WE HAVE TO HAVE THIS KIND OF

THINKING AT OUR GOVERNMENT

LEVEL IN ORDER TO DEFEAT

THIS KIND OF ENEMY.

> IN OTHER NEWS, THE U.S.

GOVERNMENT IS PROMISING TO

TRACK DOWN ONE OF THE MOST

FAMOUS MEMBERS OF ISIS.

JOHN JESSUP HAS THAT STORY.

John: ERIC HOLDER SAYS

THE U.S. HAS BEEN WORKING ON

WAYS TO EITHER KILL OR

CAPTURE THE MAN KNOWN AS

JIHADI JOHN.

HE IS KNOWN FOR THOSE

GRUESOME AND BARBARIC

BEHEADINGS.

AND WE HAVE MORE ABOUT HIS

BACKGROUND.

AND MARK MARTIN HAS THAT

STORY FROM THOSE WHO KNEW

HIM AND THE MOTHER OF ONE OF

THE VICTIMS.

Mark: INVESTIGATORS SAY

THEY KEPT THE IDENTITY OF

JIHADI JOHN AND KEPT IT

SECRET AS THEY TRIED TO

TRACK HIM DOWN.

THAT HUNT STILL CONTINUES.

HE IS MOHAMMED EMWAZI, A

26-YEAR-OLD COLLEGE-EDUCATED

MAN, WHO GREW UP IN THIS

MIXED INCOME, WEST LONDON

NEIGHBORHOOD.

HIS FRIENDS ARE SHOCKED.

THE MOHAMED I KNEW WAS

EXTREMELY KIND AND GENTLE.

Mark: AFTER THE

BEHEADING OF AMERICAN JAMES

FOLEY IN AUGUST, THE

AUTHORITIES DISCOVERED HIS

IDENTITY A SHORT TIME

LATER.

TO ME IT IS TRAGIC, THAT

SUCH A TALENTED YOUNG MAN

WOULD LOSE HIS WAY AND

BECOME PART OF SUCH A BRUTAL

NETWORK AS ISIS.

Mark: BRITISH SECURITY

FIRMS HAVE BEEN TRACKING HIM

FOR SEVERAL YEARS.

WE WILL CONTINUE TO

STRIKE THE NEXT OF YOUR

PEOPLE.

Mark: HE LEFT BRITAIN

FOR SYRIA THREE YEARS AGO.

HOW HE FELL OFF THE RADAR

AND ENDED UP JOINING ISIS

REMAINS A MYSTERY AT THIS

TIME.

MARK MARTIN, CBN NEWS.

John: HERE AT HOME,

INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY HAVE

UNCOVERED 32,000 E-MAILS TO

AND FROM LOIS LERNER, THE

FORMER I.R.S. OFFICIAL AS

THE HEART OF THE TAX

AGENCY'S TEA PARTY SCANDAL.

BUT INVESTIGATORS TOLD

CONGRESS THEY DON'T KNOW HOW

MANY OF THE E-MAILS ARE

DIFFERENT FROM THE ONES THE

I.R.S. HAS ALREADY TURNED

OVER TO THE CONGRESS.

SEVERAL MEMBERS OF THE

OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE

QUESTIONED HOW HARD THEY

WORKED TO RETRIEVE THOSE

E-MAILS.

THE I.R.S. INSPECTOR GENERAL

IS CARRYING OUT AN

INVESTIGATION LOOKING INTO

POSSIBLE CRIMINAL ACTIVITY.

> WELL, AS EXPECTED, THE

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS

COMMISSION VOTED ALONG PARTY

LINES TO APPROVED SWEEPING

NEW RULES FOR THE INTERNET

CALLED NET NEUTLITY.

THE RULES WILL ALLOW THEM TO

REGULAR THE INTERNET LIKE A

UTILITY UNDER A LAW PASSED

IN 1934.

SUPPORTERS SAY THE

GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO MAKE

EVERYTHING ON THE INTERNET

IS TREATED EQUALLY.

THE F.C.C. CHAIRMAN, TOM

WHEELER, SAYS THE INTERNET

IS TOO IMPORTANT TO BE LEFT

WITHOUT RULES OR A REFEREE

ON THE FIELD.

BUT ONE REPUBLICAN OFFICIAL

SAYS IT MARKS A MONUMENTAL

SHIFT TOWARDS GOVERNMENT

CONTROL OF THE INTERNET.

THE NEW RULES WILL BE

CHALLENGED IN COURT, AND THE

CASE COULD BE TIED UP FOR

YEARS.

> IT LOOKS LIKE THE

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND

SECURITY WILL GET ITS

FUNDING FOR AT LEAST ANOTHER

THREE WEEKS.

CONGRESS IS SET TO APPROVE A

TEMPORARY SPENDING BILL,

EVEN THOUGH IT DOESN'T

AFFECT PRESIDENT OBAMA'S

BILL OF PROTECTING MILLIONS

OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS.

OTHERS SAY THEY'LL

EVENTUALLY HAVE TO PASS A

FULL-YEAR SPENDING BILL THAT

DOES NOT UNDO THE

PRESIDENT'S MOVE.

THE PRESIDENT'S EXECUTIVE

ACTION HAS BEEN TEMPORARILY

BLOCKED BY A FEDERAL JUDGE.

> THE RIOTS AND PROTESTS

LAST YEAR THAT FOLLOWED THE

DEATHS OF BLACK MEN AFTER

ENCOUNTERS WITH POLICE

SHOWED SOME OF BELIEVER'S

RACIAL WOUNDS THAT STILL

LINGER.

NOW SOME OF THE COUNTRY'S

TOP SPIRITUAL LEADERS ARE

TRYING TO BRING HEALING TO

ARM.

ONE WAS THROUGH AN EVENT

CALLED "REKINDLE THE

DREAM."

Reporter: PEOPLE

GATHERED IN WASHINGTON.

THE MAIN MESSAGE IS IT IS

IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER GOD

MADE ONLY ONE RACE, THE

HUMAN RACE.

AND AMERICAN, IN LEAD WITH

HIM, CAN END THESE RACIAL

DIVIDES.

THAT IS REALLY THE POINT:

TO LOVE ONE ANOTHER, BLACK,

WHITE, BROWN, NATION, AND TO

BE ONE NATION UNDER GOD,

WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR

ALL.

Reporter: EVANGELIST

VIVIENNE DOUGLAS

CONGREGATION BROUGHT OUT A

CALL TO REUNITE.

WE CALLED TOGETHER ABOUT

800 PEOPLE.

AND WE'VE BEEN WORSHIPPING

TOGETHER EVER SINCE, PEOPLE

WHO NEVER EVEN KNEW EACH

OTHER.

I BELIEVE GOD'S WILL FOR

US IS TO BE REUNITED.

Reporter: IT WAS GOING

TO BE HELD ON CAPITOL HILL,

BUT DAYS BEFORE,

CONGRESSIONAL STAFFERS GREW

HOSTILE, AND THE PASTORS

FELT THEY HAD TO MOVE.

AN EVENT LIKE THIS, WHICH

SHOULD BE A HEALING MOMENT

FOR ALL OF AMERICA, IS SEEN

THROUGH PARTISAN LENSES BY

SOME PEOPLE.

THERE IS A CERTAIN HOSTILITY

NOW TO THE THINGS OF GOD,

THAT ARE UNFORTUNATE.

Reporter: UNFORTUNATE

BECAUSE MAN ALONE CAN'T

SOLVE WHAT PLAGUES AMERICA.

OUR COUNTRY IS IN A

SITUATION WHERE WE'VE PUT

OURSELVES INTO A CONUNDRUM

OF PROBLEMS THAT AREN'T

GOING TO BE SOLVED BY THE

BRIGHTEST MINDS IN THE

NATION.

THEY'RE GOING TO BE SOLVED

BY THE GRACE AND MERCY AND

INTERVENTION OF GOD.

Reporter: PAUL STRAND,

CBN NEWS, WASHINGTON.

John: IT REMINDS ME OF

THE VERSE HOW GOOD AND

PLEASANT IT IS FOR BROTHERS

TO DWELL IN UNITY.

Gordon: IT IS GOOD FOR

THE BROTHERS TO DWELL IN

UNITY.

WE NEED TO COME TOGETHER,

AND REA REALIZE WE'RE ONE

NATION, UNDER GOD, WITH

LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR

ALL.

> UP NEXT, THE STORY OF A

RUN-AWAY SLAVE WHO ESCAPED

TO FREEDOM SHIPPED INSIDE A

BOX.

PLUS, MEET A MAN WHO HELPED

MORE THAN 2,000 RUN-AWAY

SLAVES FIND THEIR WAY TO

FREEDOM.

Gordon: 150 YEARS AGO,

AFTER A LONG AND BLOODY

CIVIL WAR, THE 13th

AMENDMENT TO THE

CONSTITUTION WAS RATIFIED.

IT ABOLISHED SLAVERY IN THE

UNITED STATES, BUT THE

BATTLE FOR FREEDOM BEGAN

LONG BEFORE THAT WITH THE

ABOLITIONIST MOVEMENT.

THOUSANDS OF MEN AND WOMEN,

BLACK AND WHITE, RISKED

EVERYTHING TO SET PEOPLE

FREE.

CHARLENE AARON HAS THAT

STORY.

Reporter: MARCH 30th,

1849, A BOX ARRIVES IN

PHILADELPHIA WITH FUGITIVE

SLAVE HENRY BROWN INSIDE.

SHIPPED FROM RICHMOND,

VIRGINIA, 27 HOURS EARLIER,

HE ESCAPED WITH HELP FROM

MEN ON BOTH SIDES OF THE

RACIAL DIVIDE.

THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD

WAS COLLABORATIVE.

YOU NEEDED PARTNERS.

YOU NEEDED BLACKS AND WHITES

WORKING JOINTLY TOGETHER TO

HELP PEOPLE ESCAPE FROM

SLAVERY.

PEOPLE HAVE SEEN THE

UNDERGROUND RAILROAD AS THE

FIRST INTEGRATED RESISTANCE

MOVEMENT.

Reporter: ANYONE

INVOLVED FACED GREAT RISK.

IF CAUGHT, SLAVES WERE

SEVERELY BEATEN, AND IN SOME

CASES EXECUTED.

FREE BLACKS WERE SOLD INTO

SLAVERY.

IN THE CASE OF HENRY BOX

BROWN, HE GOT AWAY.

BUT THE WHITE MAN WHO HELPED

HIM SERVED OWN SEVEN YEARS

IN THE RICHMOND

PENITENTIARY.

IF YOU ASSISTED SOMEONE

TO ESCAPE FROM THE

UNDERGROUND RAILROAD AND YOU

WERE WHITE, YOU WERE SEEN AS

A FAR GREATER THREAT THAN A

FREE BLACK ON AR ENSLAVED

PERSON.

SO THE PUNISHMENT WAS

EXTREMELY SEVERE.

IN 1850 YOU CAN LOOK AT THE

CENSUS RECORDS AND SEE HOW

MANY PEOPLE WERE IN THE

VIRGINIA PENITENTIARY WITH

THE CHARGE THEY WERE HELPING

SOME TO ESCAPE.

Reporter: BUT MANY WERE

WILLING TO TAKE THE RISK,

ESPECIALLY AT THE ANTI-SLAVE

SOCIETY IN PHILADELPHIA.

IT WAS A KEY LOCATION IN THE

UNDERGROUND RAILROAD.

MOST FUGITIVE SLAVES CAME

FROM THE UPPER SOUTH.

BY 1838, THEY HAD THEIR OWN

BUILDING, BUT IT WAS BURNED

TO THE GROUND AFTER JUST

THREE DAYS, FORCING THEM TO

GO UNDERCOVER.

SOCIETY MEMBER WILLIAM STILL

KEPT EXTENSIVE RECORDS AND

PUBLISHED THEM AFTER THE

CIVIL WAR IN A BOOK CALLED

"THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD."

HE GIVES EXAMPLES OF

FUGITIVES GETTING HELP IN

THE FORM OF HOMES, JOB

TRAINING, MONEY, EVEN

CLOTHING.

BY THE 1830s, THE

NORTHERN FACTORIES WERE

PUMPING OUT A TYPE OF CLOTH

THAT WAS USED IN SLAVE

CLOTHING.

SO YOU ACTUALLY WERE BRANDED

BY THE CLOTHING YOU HAD.

SO ONE OF FIRST THINGS YOU

WANTED TO DO ONCE YOU GOT TO

THE NORTH WAS CHANGE YOUR

CLOTHES.

Reporter: ABIGAIL

GOODWIN DONATED HER BEST

CLOTHES.

HER SISTER HAS OFTEN SAID

THAT FEW BEGGERS CAME TO OUR

DOORS WHO'S GARMENTS WERE SO

WARN AND PATCHED UP AS

ABBEY'S.

LIKE A GREAT MANY WHITE

ABOLITIONIST, GOODWIN WAS A

DEVOUT QUAKER.

ORIGINALLY THEY CALLED

THEMSELVES "-SEEKERS OF THE

LIGHT."

BUT THEY WERE GIVEN THE NAME

QUAKERS BECAUSE IT WAS SAID

THEY TRE TREMBLED AT THE

THOUGHT OF GOD.

HE CAME TO THE BELIEF THERE

WAS THAT OF GOD IN EVERY

PERSON.

THAT'S THE WORDING HE USED.

Reporter: QUAKERS

SIGNED THE FIRST

ANTI-SLAVERY RESOLUTION IN

THE AMERICAN COLONIES.

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING

ABOUT QUAKERS IS YOU LIVE

YOUR VALUES.

AND THEY TRIED TO DO THAT.

IN EVERY ASPECT OF THEIR

LIVES.

WHETHER IT WAS BUYING

PRODUCE THAT WAS NOT MADE,

GROWN, OR CREATED BY

ENSLAVED PEOPLE, WHETHER IT

WAS WEARING GARMENTS THAT

WERE NOT PRODUCED FROM

COTTON.

Reporter: THIS IS THE

MEETING HOUSE BUILT IN

1785.

JUST 20 SQUARE FEET, IT IS

PRESEE PRESUMABLY THE

SMALLEST BRICK HOUSE OF

WORSHIP.

BUT THE BIBLE SAYS, DESPISE

NOT SMALL BEGINNINGS FOR THE

LORD REJOICES TO SEE THE

WORD BEGIN.

THIS IS WHERE PEOPLE CAME

WEEKLY FOR THEIR WORSHIP.

Reporter: IN THE ATTIC,

WHERE CHILDREN MET FOR

SUNDAY SCHOOL, IS A HIDING

PLACE FOR RUN-AWAY SLAVES.

HARRIET TUGMAN IS SAID TO

HAVE STAYED HERE.

SHE COLLABORATED OFTEN WITH

GARRETT.

GARRETT HELPED OVER 2,000

SLAVES MAKE THEIR WAY TO

FREEDOM.

HIS HOME WAS PUT UP FOR

AUCTION.

THE SHERIFF SAID, THOMAS, I

HOPE YOU WILL NEVER BE

CAUGHT AT THIS AGAIN.

GARRETT'S REPLY WAS TYPICAL

OF MOST AGENTS IN THE

UNDERGROUND

RAILROAD, "FRIEND, I HAVEN'T

A DOLLAR IN THE WORLD, BUT

IF THEE KNOW OF A FUGITIVE

WHO NEEDS BREAKFAST, SEND

HIM TO ME."

Gordon: INSPIRING

STORIES OF HOW CHRISTIANITY

CHANGED OUR NATION.

YOU CAN WATCH MORE STORIES

OF CIVIL RIGHTS AND BLACK

HISTORY BY GOING TO THIS

SPECIAL PAGE ON OUR WEBSITE

AT cbn.com/BLACK HISTORY.

COMING UP, A TEENAGER STEALS

A GUY'S JACKET AT

GUN-POINT.

IN MY MIND, AT THAT TIME,

IT WAS JUST FUNNY.

I DIDN'T TAKE IT THAT

SERIOUSLY.

THE NEXT THING I KNOW, I'M

BEING READ MY RIGHTS.

IT WAS JUST SHOCKING.

Gordon: AND A AN AN

EVEN BIGGER SHOCK WAS YET TO

COME.

Gordon: LIFE CAN TURN

DRAMATICALLY.

THAT'S WHAT 19-YEAR-OLD DALE

SIMPSON FOUND OUT AFTER HE

ROBBED A GUY OF HIS JACKET.

TWO DAYS LATER HE WAS

ARRESTED FOR ARMED ROBBERY,

AND SUDDENLY IT WAS NO

LAUGHING MATTER.

I'VE SEEN SOME GO TO

JAIL.

I'VE SEEN SOME BE MURDERED.

YOU'RE THINKING, AS A

TEENAGER, NOT ME.

THAT WON'T HAPPEN TO ME.

BUT EVERYBODY SAYS THAT.

Reporter: DALE SIMPSON

HAD ALWAYS THOUGHT OF

HIMSELF AS A GOOD KID.

HE LOVED HIS FAMILY AND

WANTED TO BE JUST LIKE THIS

DAD.

WE WALKED ALIKE.

WE HAD THE SAME MANNERISMS.

WE CONDUCTED OURSELVES THE

SAME.

HE TAUGHT ME EVERYTHING I

KNEW ABOUT FOOTBALL AND

ABOUT CHORES AROUND THE

HOUSE.

Reporter: BUT WHEN DALE

WAS 15, HIS PARENTS

DIVORCED.

I WAS A LITTLE ANGRY WHEN

THEY DIVORCED.

BECAUSE I WAS USED TO HIM

BEING IN THE HOME WITH ME.

AND DEFINITELY THERE WAS

SOME HURT AND

DISAPPOINTMENT.

Reporter: HE WAS

ESPECIALLY ANGRY AT HIS

DAD.

I PUT MY ENERGY A LOT

INTO SPORTS.

THAT HELPED HIDE SOME OF THE

HURT OR HIDE SOME OF THE

PAIN.

Reporter: STILL, HE

FELT THE VOID LEFT BY HIS

FATHER, ESPECIALLY ON GAME

DAY.

I MAINLY MISSED HIM WHEN

IT WAS SATURDAY AND TIME FOR

A GAME, AND HE IS NOT AT THE

GAME.

OR WE'RE NOT RIDING TO THE

GAME TOGETHER.

BUT I DIDN'T REALIZE HOW

MUCH OF A TOLL IT WAS TAKING

ON ME AT THE TIME.

Reporter: DALE STARTED

TO REBEL IN SMALL WAYS AT

FIRST.

COMING IN LATE, DISOBEYING

HIS MOM.

SHE HOPED THAT CHURCH WOULD

GIVE HIM THE GUIDE TANS HE

NEEDED.

THERE WAS A HOUSEHOLD

RULE, YOU WERE GOING TO

CHURCH.

I DIDN'T LIKE IT.

I NEVER HAD A RELATIONSHIP

WITH GOD MYSELF.

Reporter: DALE DIDN'T

JUST LOSE HIS ROLE MODEL, HE

LOST HIS IDENTITY.

HE THOUGHT HE FOUND IT BY

PLAYING FOOTBALL.

I PLAYED EVERY GAME.

I WAS A STARTER.

THAT MEANT A LOT TO ME.

THAT KIND OF HELPED ME

BECAUSE YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT

SOMEBODY WITH IDENTITY

ISSUES AND SELF-ESTEEM

ISSUES THAT NOBODY REALLY

KNOWS ABOUT.

THROUGH SPORTS, I BEGAN TO

GET AN IDENTITY.

Reporter: BY NOW HIS

INFLUENCE WERE HIS PEERS,

AND HE STARTED DRINKING AND

SMOKING POT.

AFTER HIGH SCHOOL, HE SAW

THEM AS HIS ROLE MODELS.

I'M NOW ADMIRING THESE

SAME GUYS I ADMIRED ON THE

FOOTBALL FIELD, AND NOW

THEY'RE SELLING DRUGS.

THERE WAS A PART OF ME THAT

WANTED TO DO WHAT THEY WERE

DOING BECAUSE THEY THAT THE

CARS, THE CLOTHES, AND THE

MONEY.

Reporter: BUT AT 19, HE

KNEW HE DIDN'T HAVE THE GUTS

OR REPUTATION TO MAKE IT ON

THE STREETS.

HE STILL WANTED A NAME FOR

HIMSELF, SO HE CROSSED A

LINE.

HE AND A FRIEND WERE GETTING

HIGH BEFORE A PARTY WHEN

THEY SAW SOME GUYS WALKED

BY.

ONE WAS WEARING A COOL

GENERA JACKET, AND THEY

WANTED IT.

MY FRIEND SAID, HEY, YOU

SHOULD GET THAT JACKET, AND

WE APPROACHED THE GUYS.

WE ASKED HIM, WE WANT YOUR

JACKET.

TAKE YOUR JACKET OFF.

HE REFUSED TO TAKE THE

JACKET OFF.

AND THEN MY FRIEND PULLED

OUT A GUN, AND HE SAYS,

WELL, NOW TAKE THE JACKET

OFF.

AND HE TAKES THE JACKET OFF,

AND BAM, WE'RE OFF AND ON

OUR WAY TO THE PARTY.

Reporter: LATER AT THE

PARTY, THEY STOLE EQUIPMENT

FROM THE D.J., ALSO AN

GUNPOINT.

HE DIDN'T UNDERSTAND THE

GRAVITY OF WHAT THEY'D

DONE.

IN MY MIND AT THAT TIME,

IT WAS JUST FUNNY.

I DIDN'T EVEN TAKE IT THAT

SERIOUSLY.

Reporter: WITHIN TWO

DAYS, DALE AND HIS FRIEND

WERE ARRESTED.

THE NEXT THING I KNOW I'M

BEING READ MY RIGHTS.

IT WAS JUST SHOCKING.

IT WAS ONE OF THE WORST

TIMES OF MY LIFE.

BUT SOMETHING HAPPENED ON

FEBRUARY 26, 1992, THAT

BEGAN A TRANSITION AND A

CHANGE IN MY LIFE FOREVER.

Reporter: WHILE IN

JAIL, AWAITING TRIAL, DALE

WAS INVITED TO A BIBLE

STUDY.

I DIDN'T KNOW MANY BIBLE

STORIES, BUT I HEARD ABOUT

PAUL AND SALAS, BEING IN

PRISON, AND THEY PRAISED GOD

AND THE DOOR SWUNG OPEN.

SO I'M THINKING, I'M GOING

TO BIBLE STUDY.

THEY ASKED IF ANYBODY WANTED

TO RECEIVE JESUS CHRIST AS

LORD, AND I RECEIVED JESUS.

Reporter: FINALLY THE

THINGS HE HEARD IN CHURCH

STARTED MAKING SENSE.

THIS RELATIONSHIP WITH

CHRIST, THIS LOVING GOD WHO

DIED FOR ME, WHO LOVES ME.

Reporter: HE WAS LATER

CONVICTED ON TWO COUNTS OF

ARMED ROBBERY AND SENTENCED

TO 12 YEARS IN PRISON.

THOUGH HE WAS TERRIFIED, HIS

GROWING FAITH GAVE HIM HOPE

AND HIS REAL IDENTITY.

I COULD NEVER FULFILL WHO

I WAS BECAUSE I COULD NEVER

DEFINE WHO I WAS.

BUT IT WASN'T UNTIL I CAME

INTO A RELATIONSHIP AND A

WORKING KNOWLEDGE WITH

CHRIST THAT I UNDERSTOOD

THAT I'M COMPLETE IN HIM.

SO THAT HELPED ME

TREMENDOUSLY WITH MY

RELATIONSHIPS, AND ALSO

HELPED ME COPE AND DEAL WITH

BEING IN CAR INCARCERATED.

Reporter: HE HAD TO

SERVE ONLY THREE OF THE 12

YEARS.

WHEN HE GOT OUT, HE PURSUED

HIS NEW CALLING AS A

PASTOR.

I'M SO THANKFUL TO GOD.

Reporter: DALE LATER

MARRIED SHANNON, AND TODAY

THEY HAVE A BIG FAMILY OF

SEVEN.

HIS MESSAGE, ESPECIALLY TO

YOUTH, IS CLEAR.

GOD IS ABLE.

HE IS SO GRACIOUS, HE IS SO

MERCIFUL AND KIND.

EVEN THOUGH I MADE THOSE

MISTAKES, NOW HE CAN USE

THOSE MISTAKES.

HE CAN USE MY STORY TO HELP

SOMEBODY ELSE SO THEY WON'T

HAVE TO GO THROUGH SOME OF

THOSE THINGS.

Gordon: ONE OF THE

THINGS HE IS DOING IS

TELLING HIS OWN CHILDREN,

LOOK TO GOD FOR YOUR

IDENTITY.

DON'T LOOK TO THE WORLD FOR

IT.

LOOK TO GOD.

SO MANY PEOPLE IN TODAY'S

WORLD, GROWING UP WITH A

SINGLE PARENT, YOU'RE

WONDERING, WAS IT ME?

WAS I NOT GOOD ENOUGH?

DID I DO SOMETHING WRONG?

AND YOU'RE NOT GETTING YOUR

IDENTITY.

YOU'RE NOT HAVING THAT

RELATIONSHIP THAT YOU NEED,

THAT YOU WANT.

YOU WANT THAT APPROVAL.

YOU WANT THAT, THERE YOU

GO.

YOU WANT THAT AFFIRMATION.

THE WONDERFUL NEWS IS THAT

GOD WILL DO THAT FOR YOU.

AND HE SAYS VERY CLEARLY,

WHEN YOUR PARENTS ABANDON

YOU, WHEN THEY LEAVE YOU, I

WILL RAISE YOU UP.

THAT'S A PROMISE FROM HIM.

AND REGARDLESS OF YOUR AGE,

HE WANTS TO RAISE YOU UP.

HE WANTS TO INSTRUCT YOU IN

THE WAY TO GO.

HE WANTS TO LET YOU KNOW

THAT HE LOVES YOU.

RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE.

AND WHETHER THAT'S IN A JAIL

CELL, LIKE DALE -- HE FOUND

GOD THERE.

OR IF IT'S IN YOUR LIVING

ROOM.

HE'LL FIND YOU BECAUSE HE IS

THERE WITH YOU.

IN HIM WITH LIVE AND MOVE

AND HAVE OUR BEING.

HE IS ALL AROUND US.

ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS REACH

OUT AND TOUCH.

REACH OUT AND ASK, AND HE'LL

COME.

HE'LL SHOW UP FOR YOU.

IT'S A VERY SIMPLE PRAYER.

DALE MADE THAT PRAYER IN A

CHAPEL SERVICE, BUT YOU CAN

MAKE THAT PRAYER RIGHT WHERE

YOU ARE.

AND IT'S EASY.

JESUS, IF YOU'RE THERE, IF

YOU DIED FOR ME, IF YOU CAME

FOR ME, IF YOU WANT TO RAISE

ME UP, IF YOU WANT TO SHOW

ME WHO I REALLY AM, COULD

YOU DO THAT?

AND COULD YOU DO THAT

TODAY?

NOW, THERE IS A CONDITION

HERE: YOU HAVE TO PRAY THAT

WITH ALL OF YOUR HEART.

YOU CAN'T PRAY IT CASUALLY.

IT CAN'T BE A JOKE.

THE BIBLE SAYS, WHEN YOU

SEEK ME WITH ALL OF YOUR

HEART, THEN YOU'LL FIND ME.

NOW, IF YOU WANT TO DO THAT,

BOW YOUR HEAD RIGHT NOW.

DON'T CHANGE THE CHANNEL.

DON'T TURN AWAY.

BUT LET TODAY BE THE DAY

WHERE YOU KNOW FOR SURE THAT

JESUS IS REAL, THAT YOU GET

TO MEET HIM.

YOU GET TO UNDERSTAND THAT

HE WANTS TO BE WITH YOU.

AND THAT THIS PROMISE IS FOR

YOU, THAT HE'LL NEVER LEAVE

YOU; HE'LL NEVER FORSAKE

YOU.

SO IF THIS IS YOU, BOW YOUR

HEAD, CLOSE YOUR EYES.

LET'S PRAY.

AND LET'S LET JESUS DO THE

REST.

WHAT HE HAS DONE FOR OTHERS,

HE'LL DO FOR YOU.

LET'S PRAY.

JESUS -- THAT'S RIGHT, JUST

SAY HIS NAME.

SAY IT OUT LOUD.

JESUS, I HEAR THAT YOU DIED

FOR ME.

YOU DIED FOR MY SINS.

YOU DIED THAT I COULD BE

WITH YOU.

FOR ALL ETERNITY.

SO, JESUS, I COME TO YOU

TODAY, AND I OPEN MY HEART

AND I ASK THAT YOU COME IN.

I WANT TO KNOW THAT YOU'RE

REAL.

I WANT TO HEAR YOUR VOICE.

I WANT TO UNDERSTAND

EVERYTHING THAT YOU HAVE FOR

ME.

SO, JESUS, FORGIVE ME.

COME INTO MY HEART.

MAKE ME NEW AGAIN.

AND IF YOU DO THIS, I WANT

TO FOLLOW YOU ALL THE DAYS

OF MY LIFE.

HEAR MY PRAYER, FOR I PRAY

IT IN JESUS' NAME.

FATHER, FOR THOSE WHO JUST

PRAYED, I ASK FOR A BAPTISM

IN YOUR LOVE.

I ASK THAT YOU WOULD JUST

BREATHE ON THEM AND FILL

THEM WITH YOUR SPIRIT AND

YOUR LOVE.

CHANGE THEM, LORD, FOR WE

ASK IT IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

IF YOU PRAYED WITH ME, THE

BIBLE SAYS THAT IF YOU

BELIEVE IN YOUR HEART AND

CONFESS WITH YOUR MOUTH, YOU

SHALL BE SAVED.

WHAT ANY WANT YOU TO DO IS

GO TO THE PHONE, MAKE A

PHONE 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 A C.D. TEACHING.

IT'S CALLED "A NEW DAY."

AND IN HERE IS A BOOKLET

WITH BIBLE VERSES.

THERE IS ALSO A C.D.

TEACHING ON WHAT DO YOU DO

NOW?

HOW DO YOU LIVE THE

CHRISTIAN LIFE?

WHAT DO CHRISTIANS BELIEVE?

WHAT ARE THE FUNDAMENTALS OF

THE FAITH?

IT IS ALL FREE.

THE PHONE CALL IS FREE.

THE PACT IS FREE.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS PICK

UP THE PHONE.

1-800-759-0700.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK WITH

MORE OF "THE 700 CLUB."

RIGHT AFTER THIS.

STILL AHEAD...THE

CHAMPION WHO CAPTIVATED

HEARTS WORLDWIDE WHEN SHE

MADE OLYMPIC HISTORY.

I THINK THAT'S WHEN I HAD

A LOT OF MY FAITH THE MOST.

HEAR WHAT PROPELLED "THE

FLYING SQUIRREL" ALL THE WAY

TO GOLD.

I PRAYED, AND THE COACH

SAID HE SAW THIS, LIKE, FIRE

IN MY EYES.

COMING UP LATER.

WELCOME BACK TO "THE 700

CLUB" FOR THIS CBN NEWS

BREAK.

MORE THAN HALF OF JEWISH

STUDENTS IN U.S. COLLEGES

REPORT THEY'VE SEEN

ANTI-SEMITISM ON CAMPUS.

THAT'S THE FINDING OF A

SURVEY JUST RELEASED FROM

THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE.

THE TREND IS NATIONWIDE WITH

ANTI-SEMITISM ON CAMPUS

REPORTED IN EVERY REGION OF

THE COUNTRY.

JEWISH MEN HAVE

TRADITIONALLY BE THE

TARGETS, BUT IT IS WOMEN WHO

NOW FEEL MORE VULNERABLE

WITH NEARLY 60% SAYING THEY

WITNESSED OR EXPERIENCED

ANTI-SEMITISM.

THE STUDY WAS CONDUCTED

BEFORE LAST SUMMER'S GAZA

WAR.

> A FAMILY IN EL SALVADOR

HAS HOPE FOR A BETTER FUTURE

THANKSGIVING TO "OPERATION

BLESSING."

ARLI WAS STRUGGLING TO RAISE

HER KIDS.

WHEN HER HUSBAND PASSED

AWAY, HER 8-YEAR-OLD SON HAD

TO QUIT SCHOOL TO HELP WITH

THE OTHER CHILDREN.

"OPERATION BLESSING" HELPED

ARLI SET UP A FOOD COMPANY

FROM HER HOME.

SHE IS ABLE TO WATCH HER

YOUNG DAUGHTER SO HER SON

CAN RETURN TO SCHOOL.

YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE ABOUT

"OPERATION BLESSING" BY

GOING TO OB.ORG.

GORDON WILL BE BACK WITH

MORE OF "THE 700 CLUB" RIGHT

AFTER THIS.

Gordon: SHE IS NOIRCH

KNOWN AS "THE FLYING

SQUIRREL."

GABBY DOUGLAS MADE HISTORY

AS THE FIRST

AFRICAN-AMERICAN GYMNAST TO

BECOME THE ALL AMERICAN.

AND THE FIRST TO EVER WIN

THE INDIVIDUAL AND TEAM GOLD

AT THE SAME OLYMPICS.

SHE CREDITS HER SUCCESS TO

HER FAITH AND TO THE POWER

OF PRAYER.

Reporter: LIKE ALL

OLYMPIANS, GABBY'S ROAD TO

THE OLYMPICS WAS PAVED WITH

DETERMINATION, HARD WORK,

AND SACRIFICE.

BUT IT WAS MORE THAN THAT.

GABBY'S JOURNEY WAS LAID ON

A FOUNDATION OF GOD'S WORD

AND PRAYER.

IF YOU GO BACK ON THE

FOOTAGE IN ANY COMPETITION,

YOU'LL SEE MY LIPS MOVING

AND I'M PRAYING.

AND I REMEMBER WHEN I FELL.

AND I'M, LIKE, BECAUSE I

DIDN'T PRAY.

I FELL BECAUSE I DIDN'T

PRAY.

I WOULD TAKE IT REALLY

SERIOUSLY.

Reporter: SHE LEARNED

HOW TO PRAY FROM HER MOTHER,

NATALIE.

IN FACT, WHEN GABBY WAS

BORN, SHE WAS SICK AND

COULDN'T KEEP FOOD DOWN.

NATALIE, A MOTHER OF FOUR,

COULDN'T AFFORD A DOCTOR OR

MEDICINE AND HAD ONLY ONE

OPTION.

LITERALLY, I JUST

REMEMBER STAYING UP AT NIGHT

PRAYING OVER HER.

AND SAYING, JESUS, JESUS,

JESUS.

Reporter: AND THEN

GABBY STARTED GAINING WEIGHT

AND BECAME A HEALTHY, HAPPY

BABY.

I MEAN, THERE WAS NO

OTHER EXPLANATION AS TO HOW

SHE MIRACULOUSLY RECOVERED

AND JUST GREW INTO THE

AMAZING STRONG CHILD THAT

SHE IS.

Reporter: AS GABBY

FOUND HER PASSION IN

GYMNASTICS, SHE SPENT HOURS

IN TRAINING.

BUT IT WAS EXPENSIVE, AND

NATALIE COULDN'T AFFORD ALL

OF HER CHILDREN'S PURSUITS.

THEN NATALIE'S TWO OLDER

SISTERS DECIDED TO GIVE UP

THEIR ACTIVITIES SO HER

SISTER COULD PURSUE THEIR

OLYMPIC DREAMS.

AT FIRST, NATALIE WOULDN'T

AP LOU IT.

ALLOW IT.

HOW COULD I ALLOW MY

OTHER CHILDREN TO GIVE UP

THEIR DREAMS FOR THE DREAMS

AND COMPASSION OF ONE.

I STRUGGLED WITH THAT.

IT WAS MY KIDS WHO SET ME

FREE.

THEY SAID, YOU KNOW, MOM, WE

WANT TO DO THIS.

WE WANT TO SEE HER ACHIEVE

HER GOALS.

WE FEEL LIKE WE'LL GET

THERE, TOO, BUT RIGHT NOW

THIS IS HER TIME.

Reporter: NATALIE KNEW

THE ROAD AHEAD WOULD NOT BE

AN EASY ONE.

SO SHE MADE PRAYER AND BIBLE

STUDY A PRIORITY.

GABBY SAYS THOSE FOUNDATIONS

KEPT HER ON TRACK IN HER

MOST DIFFICULT TIMES.

I REMEMBER 2011, THE

CHAMPIONSHIPS, AND BEFORE

THAT I HAD HURT MY

HAMSTRING.

MY MOM SAID, WHEN YOU'RE

HURT, MEDITATE.

I DID, SAYING, BY HIS

STRIPES I AM HEALED.

I WENT TO THE COMPETITION

AND I WAS REALLY BAD.

I REMEMBER WALKING BACK TO

THE HOTEL ROOM SAYING, WHERE

WAS GOD?

I THOUGHT HE FAILED ME.

I THOUGHT, HE WASN'T OUT FOR

ME.

AND MY MOM SAID, NO MATTER

WHAT HAPPENED TONIGHT, I

KNOW GOD HAS A PLAN FOR US.

AND THAT YEAR I MADE THE

2011 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS AND

BROUGHT HOME A TEAM GOLD

MEDAL, AND I THINK AT THAT

POINT MY FAITH CAME INTO

PLAY.

I REALLY HAD TO RELY ON THE

BIBLE AND JESUS TO BRING ME

OUT OF THAT HARD SITUATION.

Reporter: THAT WOULDN'T

BE THE LAST TIME.

AS THE OLYMPIC TRIALS

APPROACHED, GABBY MOVED TO

DES MOINES, IOWA, TO TRAIN.

BUT THE LONG HOURS AND TIME

AWAY FROM FAMILY WERE TAKING

A TOLL.

I GOT TO A REALLY DARK

PLACE WHERE I ALMOST WANTED

TO QUIT THE SPORT OF

GYMNASTICS RIGHT BEFORE THE

OLYMPIC GAPES.

> GAMES.

I SAID YOU CANNOT QUIT.

WE'VE COME TOO FAR.

SO MANY PEOPLE, OTHER THAN

OURSELVES, HAVE SACRIFICED.

I THINK THAT'S WHEN I HAD

TO RELY ON MY FAITH THE

MOST.

I WENT TO THE GYM AND SAID,

OKAY, IF I'M GOING TO GO TO

THE OLYMPICS, I'M GOING TO

DO IT BIG.

I PRAYED, MEDITATED ON

SCRIPTURES, AND I WENT BACK

TO THE GYM.

AND MY COACH SAID HE SAW

THIS, LIKE, FIRE IN MY

EYES.

Reporter: WITH THAT,

GABBY AND FOUR TEAMMATES WON

THE U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP TO

QUALIFY FOR THE SUMMER GAMES

IN LONDON.

MOST DIDN'T EXPECT THAT

GABBY, NICKNAMED "THE FLYING

SQUIRREL" WOULD SOON MAKE

OLYMPIC HISTORY.

YEAH, I DID HAVE A LOT OF

DOUBTERS.

THEY SAID, SHE'S NOT GOING

TO MAKE IT.

SHE WILL PROBABLY BE

MEDIOCRE.

I DID NOT WANT TO PROVE THEM

WRONG, BUT I WANTED TO PROVE

MYSELF RIGHT.

I WANTED TO BE, LIKE, I CAN

DO THIS AND I WILL DO IT.

Reporter: AS THE

INDIVIDUAL COMPETITION

UNFOLDED, GABBY ROSE TO THE

TOP.

IN HER FINAL EVENT, SHE

CLINCHED THE GOLD.

I LOST IT.

IT WAS JUST TOTALLY A

SURREAL FEELING.

LIKE, IS THIS REALLY

HAPPENING?

CAN SOMEBODY PINCH ME?

CAN SOMEBODY MAKE SURE THIS

IS ACTUALLY HAPPENING.

AND THEN I THOUGHT ABOUT ALL

OF THE THINGS WE HAD GONE

THROUGH TO GET THERE.

ALL OF THE YEARS OF

SACRIFICE.

ALL OF THE YEARS OF HARD

WORK.

Reporter: GABBY EARNED

ANOTHER GOLD WHEN SHE AND

THE FIERCE FIVE WON THE TEAM

COMPETITION.

I MEAN, A LOT OF

EMOTIONS.

I WAS SO HAPPY.

AND I FINALLY THOUGHT IT WAS

ALL WORTH IT, ALL OF THE

YEARS OF SACRIFICING,

INJURIES, DIFFICULT TIMES,

TOUGH TIMES -- IT ALL PAID

OFF.

Reporter: EVEN THOUGH

THE JOURNEY TO HER FIRST

OLYMPICS IS OVER, GABBY SAYS

PRAYER STILL KEEPS HER

GROUNDED.

NOW SHE IS LOOKING AHEAD TO

2016.

THE FAMILY NOW LIVES IN

CALIFORNIA, WHERE SHE AND

HER SIBLINGS ARE ALL

PURSUING THEIR DREAMS.

AND AT 19, GABBY IS AS

ENTHUSIASTIC AS EVER.

I WANT TO PUBLISH ANOTHER

OLYMPICS.

I LOVE GYMNASTICS.

I LOVE COMPETING AND

TRAINING.

BUT AFTER GYMNASTICS, I

DON'T KNOW.

THE SKY IS THE LIMIT.

SO WE'LL SEE.

Gordon: THE SKY IS THE

LIMIT, SO WE'LL SEE.

I LOVE THAT STORY.

HERE SHE IS, SHE'S INJURED.

SHE GOES INTO COMPETITION.

SHE'S PRAYING, SHE IS

CLAIMING THE SCRIPTURE, BY

HIS STRIPES I AM HEALED.

AND IT DOESN'T HAPPEN FOR

HER INSTANTLY.

AND LIKE ALL OF US, SHE THEN

STARTS COMPLAINING.

AND WE START THINKING, GOD,

YOU'RE NOT RUNNING THE

UNIVERSE RIGHT FOR ME

TODAY.

WE GET INTO THAT PIT.

AND WE START SAYING, OKAY,

IT IS ALL GOD'S FAULT.

NOT REALIZING HE IS WORKING

ALL THINGS TOGETHER FOR OUR

GOOD.

GABBY CAME AROUND TO IT, AND

SHE LEARNED THAT SECRET,

THAT IN THE MIDDLE OF

DIFFICULTY, THAT'S EXACTLY

WHERE GOD IS DOING HIS BEST

WORK.

PRAY OVER YOUR CHILDREN.

INSTRUCT THEM IN THE WAY TO

GO.

HAVE BIBLE STUDIES WITH

THEM.

AGAIN, THE MOST IMPORTANT

THING, PRAY OVER THEM.

SECURE THEIR FUTURE IN THE

LORD.

WELL, GABBY IS CURRENTLY IN

TRAINING IN IOWA FOR THE

2016 OLYMPICS.

AND I KNOW SHE HAS GOT THAT

BATHED IN PRAYER.

> UP NEXT, A YOUNG BOY

STRUGGLES WITH SEVERE SINUS

ALLERGIES FOR SEVEN YEARS.

SEE HOW HE IS HEALED AFTER

WATCHING A CARTOON.

Gordon: IN CAMBODIA,

CBN'S "SUPERBOOK" INSPIRED A

YOUNG BOY TO BECOME A

CHRISTIAN.

AND WATCHING THE BIBLE

STORIES ALSO GAVE HIM THE

FAITH TO PRAY FOR SOMETHING

ELSE.

Reporter: 12-YEAR-OLD

VATANA IS A BIG FAN OF CBC'S

RE-IMAGED VERSION OF

"SUPERBOOK."

AND THE BIBLE STORIES ARE

CHANGING HIS LIVES AND THE

LIVES OF HIS FRIENDS.

I THINK THE "SUPERBOOK"

PROGRAM IS REALLY COOL.

I KNOW THAT GOD CAN DO

ANYTHING.

Reporter: HI HIS

ADVENTURE WITH "SUPERBOOK"

BEGAN TWO YEARS AGO, WITH

CBN'S CLASSIC EDITION OF THE

CARTOON.

HE HAD BEEN STRUGGLING IN

SCHOOL BECAUSE OF HIS SINUS

ALLERGIES.

THE MEDICINE HE TOOK TO

TREAT THEM MADE HIM VERY

SLEEPY.

I GET HEADACHES AND A

STUFFY NOSE.

SOMETIMES I FALL ASLEEP ON

MY DESK AND MY CLASSMATES

LAUGH AT ME.

Reporter: HE HAD TAKEN

ANTIHISTAMINES FOR SEVEN

YEARS.

I TRIED TO STOP TAKING MY

MEDICINE, BUT MY ALLERGIES

GOT WORSE.

Reporter: THEN A

TEACHER INVITED VANTANA TO A

CBN "SUPERBOOK" SHOW.

I WATCHED THE STORY HOW

GOD SAVED HIS PEOPLE FROM

EGYPT AND BROUGHT THEM TO

THE PROMISED LAND.

IT WAS REALLY GOOD.

I WAS EXCITED TO SEE THE

GREAT THINGS THAT GOD DID.

Reporter: AT THE END OF

THE "SUPERBOOK" PROGRAM,

VANTANA'S TEACHER INVITED

THE CHILDREN TO RECEIVE

JESUS AS SAVIOR.

THAT DAY AS HE PRAYED TO

BECOME A CHRISTIAN, HE ASKED

GOD FOR SOMETHING ELSE.

I PRAYED THAT GOD WOULD

HEAL ME OF MY ALLERGIES.

I BELIEVED HE WOULD ANSWER

MY PRAYER.

Reporter: HE STOPPED

TAKING HIS ANTIHISTAMINES

AND PRAYED EVERY DAY, UNTIL

ONE MORNING HE REALIZED

SOMETHING HAD CHANGED.

I SLEPT REALLY WELL THAT

NIGHT.

THE NEXT DAY I COULD BREATHE

THROUGH MY NOSE.

MY MOM AND I WERE SO HAPPY.

Reporter: IT HAS BEEN

TWO YEARS SINCE HE HAS HAD

ANY ALLERGY SYMPTOMS.

AND HE NO LONGER STRUGGLES

TO STAY AWAKE IN CLASS.

HE LOVES THE NEW

"SUPERBOOK," AND HAS BEEN

ATTENDING CHURCH WITH HIS

NEW FRIENDS.

GOD ANSWERED MY PRAYERS

AND HEALED ME FROM MY

ALLERGIES.

HE CAN DO ANYTHING.

Gordon: TEACHING THE

STORIES OF THE BIBLE TO THE

CHILDREN OF THE WORLD.

THAT'S WHAT WE WANT TO DO.

AND WE WANT TO DO IT THROUGH

ANIMATION, THROUGH CARTOONS

THAT CHILDREN LOVE TO

WATCH.

IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF

IT, JOIN THE "SUPERBOOK"

D.V.D. CLUB.

WE'VE GOT THE LATEST

EPISODE, "THE LOVE STORY OF

RUTH."

IF YOU WANT THAT, IT'S YOURS

FOR A GIFT OF $25 OSH MORE.

$25 OR MORE.

WHEN YOU JOIN THE CLUB,

WE'LL SEND YOU NOT JUST ONE

COPY OF IT.

WE'LL SEND YOU THREE

COPIES.

EVERY TIME A NEW EPISODE OF

"SUPERBOOK" COMES OUT, WE'LL

SEND YOU THREE COPIES.

AND YOU GET THE ENTIRE

SEASON ONE UNLOCKED ON

STREAMING DEVICES, SO ON

TABLETS AND SMARTPHONES.

ALL AVAILABLE WHEN YOU

JOIN.

SO CALL US NOW,

1-800-759-0700.

> COMING UP, A MAN WITH A

CHRONIC SORE THROAT THAT HIS

DOCTOR COULDN'T CURE.

WATCH HOW HE IS

SUPERNATURALLY HEALED IN AN

INSTANT, WHEN WE COME BACK.

Gordon: DON EGAN

COULDN'T EAT, COULDN'T

DRINK, COULDN'T SLEEP.

HE HAD A TERRIBLE SORE

THROAT THAT COULDN'T GO

AWAY.

DOCTORS COULDN'T HELP HIM,

SO JOHN TRIED A DIFFERENT

KIND OF TREATMENT.

Reporter: JOHN EGAN

DIDN'T KNOW WHY HIS THROAT

WAS CONSTANTLY HURTING.

ALL HE KNEW WAS THAT AT

TIMES IT WAS UNBEARABLE.

AND YOU'RE TRYING TO TALK

TO PEOPLE, AND YOU'RE TRYING

TO GET INTO A CONVERSATION,

AND YOUR VOICE JUST STOPS.

IT IS EMBARRASSING.

IT'S RIDICULOUS.

WHILE I WAS SLEEPING, I

WOULD WAKE UP BECAUSE YOU

WOULD START TO FEEL A LOT OF

PAIN IN THROUGH THROAT.

IT WOULD DRY UP SO MUCH,

EVEN WHEN YOU TAKE A SIP OF

WATER, THAT WOULD HURT.

SO I WOULD HAVE TO GET UP

AND GO INTO THE BATHROOM AND

START GARGLING AGAIN SO IT

WOULD LOOSEN UP SO I WOULD

GET A COUPLE OF HOURS

SLEEP.

Reporter: JOHN'S DOCTOR

COULDN'T FIND ANYTHING

WRONG.

HE PRESCRIBED ANTIBIOTICS,

BUT THEY DIDN'T HELP.

I FELT LIKE I WAS GETTING

A LITTLE OLDER.

I DON'T HEAL AS FAST

PROBABLY, AND I'M GOING TO

HAVE TO DEAL WITH THIS

PROBLEM.

Reporter: ONE DAY HE

WAS WATCHING "THE 700

CLUB."

TERRY MEEUWSEN BEGAN TO PRAY

FOR VIEWERS.

THEY ASKED US TO PUT YOUR

HAND ON YOUR AFFLICTION

BEFORE THEY START.

MINE WAS MY THROAT.

SO I PUT MY HAND ON MY

THROAT.

AND I THOUGHT, WOULDN'T IT

BE NICE IF THEY WOULD

MENTION MY PROBLEM.

IN THE BACK OF YOUR

THROAT, IT IS SO ANNOYING.

GOD IS HEALING THAT FOR YOU

NOW.

IT IS JUST GOING TO GO

AWAY.

ALL OF A SUDDEN MY HAND

STARTED TO GET WARMER AND

WARMER AND WARMER, WITH THIS

RADIANT HEAT.

AND IT STARTS TO MOVE FROM

MY HAND INTO MY THROAT.

AND SHE'S EXPLAINING MY

PROBLEM TO THE TEE.

I KNEW IT WAS SOME KIND OF

SUPERNATURAL THING

HAPPENING.

ALL OF THE PAIN WAS GONE.

THIS WAS INSTANTANEOUS.

IT WASN'T, LIKE, THAT NIGHT

OR THE NEXT DAY.

THIS HAPPENED INSTANTLY,

LIKE THAT.

Reporter: FOR THE FIRST

TIME IN MONTHS, HE COULD

ENJOY THINGS HE ONCE TOOK

FOR GRANTED, LIKE MEALS WITH

FAMILY.

I COULD SWALLOW.

I COULD BREATHE AGAIN.

I COULD TALK.

FOR THE FIRST TIME I COULD

TALK.

Reporter: JOHN SAYS HE

KNOWS IT WAS GOD WHO HEALED

HIM.

HE KNOWS YOUR PROBLEMS

BEFORE YOU EVEN GET THEM.

HE KNOWS YOUR SICKNESS

BEFORE YOU EVEN GET THEM.

HE KNOWS THE PERFECT TIME TO

ANSWER IT AND HEAL YOU.

Gordon: HE WANTS TO

HEAL THIS CHILDREN.

UNDERSTAND THAT.

JESUS CALLED HEALING,

DELIVERANCE, THE CHILDREN'S

BREAD.

START THINKING ABOUT YOUR

OWN CHILDREN.

HOW MUCH DO YOU WANT TO

PROVIDE FOR THEM?

HOW DO YOU DO THAT?

YOU PLAN THINGS FOR THEM.

YOU PLAN EVERY MORNING,

EVERY NEW TIME, EVERY

DINNER.

YOU PLAN SNACKS FOR THEM.

IT'S THE CHILDREN'S BREAD.

AND WHEN YOU GET THAT IDEA

THAT GOD WANTS TO WATCH OVER

HIS CHILDREN AND PROVIDE FOR

THEM, IT'S NOT SOMETHING YOU

HAVE TO BEG HIM TO DO.

IT'S NOT SOMETHING YOU HAVE

TO PLEAD OR ARGUE WITH HIM,

SAYING ALL OF THESE

WONDERFUL THINGS WILL HAPPEN

IF YOU HEAL ME.

IT IS NOT ANY OF THAT.

IT IS REALIZING HOW MUCH HE

LOVES YOU.

THAT'S THE FUNDAMENTAL OF

FAITH.

FAITH WORKS THROUGH LOVE.

AND WHEN YOU UNDERSTAND

GOD'S LOVE, HOW MUCH HE

CARES FOR YOU, HOW HE

NUMBERS EVERY SINGLE HAIR ON

YOUR HEAD, HE KNOWS YOU.

HE KNOWS WHAT YOU'RE ASKING

FOR EVEN BEFORE YOU UTTER

THE WORDS.

HE KNOWS EVERYTHING ABOUT

YOU.

AND WHEN YOU JUST RELY ON

THAT, YOU LEAN INTO THAT,

YOU BELIEVE THAT, THAT'S

WHEN THE HEALING MANIFESTS.

WE'RE GOING TO PRAY.

BEFORE WE PRAY, WE'VE GOT

SOME OTHER REPORTS.

THESE HAVE COME INTO THE CBN

PRAYER CENTER RIGHT HERE IN

VIRGINIA BEACH.

LAST SEPTEMBER MICHELLE, OF

BAY CITY, MICHIGAN, FOUND A

LUMP IN HER BREAST.

A MAMMOGRAM CONFIRMED SHE

HAD A TOTAL OF FIVE MASSES.

AND THEN IN OCTOBER, THE

NEXT MONTH, SHE HAD AN

APPOINTMENT WITH THE

SURGEON.

BEFORE THAT, SHE CALLED "THE

700 CLUB."

AND WE PRAYED IN AGREED THAT

ALL MASSES WOULD DISSOLVE

AND NO SURGERY WOULD BE

NECESSARY.

WHEN MICHELLE SAW THE

SURGEON, HE COULDN'T FIND

ANY LUMPS AT ALL.

ALL OF THE MASSES WERE

GONE.

AND HERE IS BRANDON OF

HENDERSON, NEVADA.

HE BEGAN HAVING SERIOUS BACK

PAIN.

HIS DOCTORS FOUND A

GOLF-BALL-SIZED LUMP ON HIS

BACK, NEAR HIS SPINE.

SURGERY WAS SCHEDULED TO

REMOVE IT.

WHEN HIS MOTHER HEARD THE

NEWS, SHE CALLED THE PRAYER

CENTER TO ASK FOR

INTERCESSORY PRAYER FOR HER

SON.

I LOVE THIS BECAUSE BRANDON

DIDN'T CALL.

HIS MOTHER CALLED.

AND SUDDENLY AFTER PRAYER,

THE PAIN BRANDON HAD BEEN

FEELING WENT AWAY.

TWO DAYS LATER A DOCTOR

EXAMINED HIM AND SAID, WHERE

IS THE LUMP?

HE COULD NOT FIND IT.

THE DOCTOR EXPLAINED, I HAVE

NEVER-BEFORE-HEARD OF ONE OF

THESE DISAPPEARING.

LET'S PRAY AND BELIEVE

TOGETHER.

I BELIEVE FAITH IS AN ACT.

YOU ACT YOU'RE BELIEF.

SO OFTEN WE SAY WITH OUR

MOUTHS WE BELIEVE, AND THEN

WE ACT COMPLETELY DIFFERENT

FROM THAT.

AND WE START SAYING

OWNERSHIP OF OUR DISEASE, MY

ILLNESS, MY THIS, MY THAT.

IN AN ACT OF FAITH, LAY YOUR

HAND ON THAT AREA OF THE

BODY THAT NEEDS HEALING,

THAT'S IN PAIN.

AND LET'S BELIEVE AND LET'S

COMMAND IT TO LEAVE.

AND UNDERSTAND THAT SICKNESS

ISN'T ALLOWED IN THE KINGDOM

OF HEAVEN.

IN HEAVEN THERE AREN'T ANY

SICK PEOPLE.

AND OUR JOB ON EARTH IS TO

BRING HEAVEN TO EARTH, AND

TO PRAY THAT GOD'S WILL

WOULD BE DONE ON EARTH AS IT

IS IN HEAVEN.

SO LET'S PRAY.

LORD, WE LIFT THOSE NEEDS TO

YOU RIGHT NOW.

AND AS PEOPLE ARE LAYING

HANDS ON THAT AREA OF THE

BODY THAT NEEDS HEALING, WE

JOIN IN AGREEMENT WITH THEM,

AND WE SAY TO IT NOW, IN

JESUS' NAME BE GONE AND

LEAVE FOREVER MORE.

YOU HAVE NO AUTHORITY HERE.

WE BREAK YOU NOW.

AND YOU MUST GO AND DEPART

FROM THIS BODY.

THERE IS SOMEONE, YOU'RE

LAYING YOUR HAND ON THE TOP

OF YOUR HEAD.

YOU HAVE DEEP PAIN IN YOUR

SKULL.

AND IT IS SEVERE.

AND GOD JUST RELEASED YOU

FROM IT.

IT FELT LIKE IT JUST LIFTED

OFF THE TOP OF YOUR HEAD.

GOD IS HEALING YOU NOW.

SOMEONE ELSE WITH SEVERE

ARTHRITIS IN YOUR HANDS, AND

IT IS VERY PAINFUL RIGHT NOW

IN YOUR RIGHT HAND.

GOD IS RESTORING MOVEMENT TO

YOU.

HE IS TAKING AWAY ALL OF

THAT PAIN.

HE IS GIVING YOU NIMBLENESS

AGAIN.

JUST RECEIVE IT NOW IN

JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

AND AMEN.

IF YOU'VE BEEN TOUCHED BY

GOD, WE WANT TO SHARE AND

YOUR GOOD REPORT.

AND YOU CAN JOIN IN THE

REPORT OF THOSE TWO

WONDERFUL HEALINGS FROM OUR

PRAYER CENTER.

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ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS SAY, I

NEED PRAYER.

I'M CALLING YOU FOR PRAYER.

AND WE LOVE TO PRAY FOR

PEOPLE.

IT'S OUR HONOR, OUR

PRIVILEGE TO PRAY FOR YOU.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM JEREMIAH 33: 6:

"I WILL HEAL THEM AND REVEAL

TO THEM THE ABUNDANCE OF

PEACE AND TRUTH."

PRAY THAT OVER YOURSELF

TODAY.

ASK GOD TO REVEAL TO YOU THE

ABUNDANCE OF PEACE.

YOU CAN HAVE IT TODAY.

GOD BLESS YOU.

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