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The 700 Club - March 13, 2015

Following a near-fatal accident, Christopher’s family and friends never stopped praying for him. Also, Brandie and Dustin’s marriage centered on ministry, but was put to the test after infidelity. Read Transcript


Gordon: HIP-HOP'S TRIPP

LEE, HIS FIGHT FOR HIS

LIFE...

MY BODY DOESN'T RECHARGE

LIKE NORMAL BODIES DO.

I'M THINKING, HOW CAN I TAKE

PEOPLE EVEN DEEPER.

Gordon: PLUS...

I COULD DO NOTHING FOR

HIM.

Gordon: HER SON CRASHED

INTO A BIG RIG, AND ONLY A

MIRACLE COULD SAVE HIM.

HE JUST SNAPPED OUT OF

IT.

*

Gordon: WELL, WELCOME

TO "THE 700 CLUB."

THE ISLAMIC JIHADISTS FROM

ISIS SHOCKED THE WORLD AGAIN

THIS WEEK.

THIS TIME THEY USED A

12-YEAR-OLD BOY TO EXECUTE

AN ISRAELI ARAB TEENAGER

ACCUSED OF BEING A SPY.

Terry: THE VICTIM'S

FATHER SAYS HE SON WAS NO

SPY, JUST A MISLED

TEENAGER.

CHRIS MITCHELL BRINGS US THE

STORY FROM JERUSALEM.

Reporter: WHEN

MOHAMMED'S FATHER, SAID, SAW

HIS SON IN AN ORANGANGE

JUMP SUIT, HE KNEW IT WAS

OVER.

HE LIVED IN THIS APARTMENT

COMPLEX IN A MIXED

JEWISH-ARAB NEIGHBORHOOD IN

JERUSALEM.

ISIS LURED AND DECEIVED

THEIR SON ON THE INTERNET TO

JOIN THEIR CAUSE.

MY SON SAID THEY TOLD US

BEAUTIFUL WOMEN, MONEY, NICE

CARS, FANCY VILLAS, AND THE

GARDEN OF EDEN.

BUT THERE IS NOTHING HERE OF

THAT.

HAY HARDLTHEY HARDLY GIVE

US MONEY TO BUY FOOD IN THE

VILLAGE.

SO I WANT TO RETURN HOME.

Reporter: MOHAMMED

CROSSED THE BORDER FROM

SYRIA TO JOIN ISIS.

AFTER REALIZING ISIS'

PROMISES WERE JUST LIES, HE

TRIED TO ESCAPE.

HIS FATHER SENT HIM MONEY TO

HELP, BUT THEN SAW HIS SON

IN A JUMPSUIT.

THE YOUNGSTER SHOT MOHAMMED

IN THE HEAD, AND THREE MORE

TIMES WHILE CRYING MOHAMMED

AKBA.

HE IS A LITTLE KID.

HE WANTED TO RETURN TO HIS

DAD AND TO ISRAEL.

Reporter: ISRAEL'S

DEFENSE MINISTER MADE AN

UNUSUAL PUBLIC STEP OF

DENYING MOHAMED WAS A SPY.

HE WAS SWEPT UP IN THE

GROWING INFLUENCES OF ISIS

IN PLACES LIKE GAZA AND THE

WEST BANK.

SAID WANTS OTHER PARENTS TO

WATCH WHAT THEIR SONS AND

DAUGHTERS ARE DOING.

MY WIFE AND I SAY TO

EVERYONE, WATCH THEIR KIDS'

COMPUTERS AND THEIR PHONES,

AND CHECK THEM ALL OF THE

TIME.

CHECK WHO THEY'RE TALKING TO

AND WHO THEY'RE WITH.

CHECK THEM ALL OF THE TIME.

Reporter: TRAGICALLY

FOR MOHAMED MOHAMMED, HIS

FATHER'S WARNING CAME TOO

LATE.

Gordon: ISIS HAS JOINED

FORCES WITH OTHER ISLAMIC

TERRORIST GROUP.

WENDY GRIFFITH HAS THAT

STORY.

Wendy: ISIS HAS

ACCEPTED A "PLEDGE OF

ALLEGIANCE" FROM BOKO

HARAM.

THE RADICAL ISLAMIC MALITIA

IN NIGERIA.

THAT MOVE CAME ON THURSDAY,

AS BOTH GROUPS HAVE SUFFERED

SOME MILITARY LOSSES IN

RECENT DAYS.

BOKO HARAM OFFERED ITS

ALLEGIANCE TO ISIS LAST

WEEKEND, AND ISIS ACCEPTED

THURSDAY, PROCLAIMING THAT

ITS CALIPHATE HAS EXPANDED

TO WEST AFRICA NOW AND THAT,

QUOTE,"NO ONE CAN STAND IN

ITS PATH."

AS WE HAVE REPORTED HERE ON

CBN, ISIS HAS BEEN

PERSECUTING ANCIENT

CHRISTIAN COMMUNITIES IN THE

MIDDLE EAST, DRIVING

THOUSANDS FROM THEIR HOMES

AND KIDNAPPING HUNDREDS

MORE.

ONE PROMINENT CHURCH LEADER

FROM THE EAST VISITED

WASHINGTON THIS WEEK WITH AN

URGENT PLEA FOR HELP.

GARY LANE HAS THAT STORY.

Reporter: THIS BISHOP

LEADS THE ASYRIAN CHURCH OF

THE EAST.

HE WARNED THAT IMMEDIATE

ACTION MUST BE TAKEN TO HELP

MIDDLE EASTERN CHRISTIANS

BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE.

WE HAVE A SYSTEMATIC

DESTRUCTION OF THE ANCIENT

ASYRIANS.

AND THIS IS A PLAN THAT IS

VERY CALCULATED, VERY

SYSTEMATIC.

AND I WOULD ADD THAT IT

COULD BE DEFINED AS

GENOCIDE.

Reporter: BISHOP ROYAL

SUGGESTED WITHOUT STRONG,

DECISIVE ACTION FROM THE

WEST, ASSYRIAN CHRISTIANS

COULD FACE ANNIHILATION.

THEY ARE FACING MARTYRDOM

TRULY DEFINED.

WE ARE GOING BACK TO THE

EARLY CHURCH, TO WHAT WE

READ ABOUT IN THE BOOK OF

ACTS.

Reporter: IN LATE

FEBRUARY, ISIS DROVE 5,000

ASSYRIAN CHRISTIANS FROM

THEIR HOMES IN AND AROUND

THE CITY OF TAL TAMR.

AS MANY AS 350 OF THEM WERE

KIDNAPPED.

ERICK STAKELBECK IS THE

AUTHOR OF THE NEW BOOK "ISIS

EXPOSED."

AND HE SAYS ONLY STRONG

LEADERSHIP AND A FORCEFUL

RESPONSE AGAINST ISIS WILL

SAVE THE ANCIENT CHRISTIAN

COMMUNITIES.

THEY NEED TO BE

DECISIVELY CRUSHED.

I THINK WHAT WE DID IN WORLD

WAR II WITH THE GERMAN WAR

MACHINE AND THE JAPANESE WAR

MACHINE, WE CRUSHED THEM.

THEY WERE SOUNDLY DEFEATED.

WE NEED TO DO THAT WITH ISIS

RIGHT NOW.

Reporter: BISHOP ROYAL

SAYS PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD

ALSO NEED TO PRAY.

WE SHOULD PRAY FOR THE

IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF THE

INNOCENT CHILDREN AND WOMEN

AND THE ELDERLY WHO HAVE

BEEN KIDNAPPED.

WE NEED TO PRAY THAT THE

GOVERNMENTS IN THE WEST WILL

FEEL THE URGENCY OF THE

MATTER AND ACT ACCORDINGLY.

AND ALSO WE SHOULD PRAY FOR

OUR ENEMIES.

THAT MAY BE DIFFICULT TO

SAY, THAT WE SHOULD PRAY FOR

THOSE WHO ARE PERPETRATING

THESE ATROCIOUS ACTS AGAINST

THE ASSYRIAN CHRISTIANS

BECAUSE CHRIST HAS TAUGHT US

TO DO SO.

Reporter: GARY LANE,

CBN NEWS.

Wendy: HERE AT HOME,

FAKE I.R.S. AGENTS HAVE BEEN

CALLING PEOPLE SINCE 2013 IN

A HUGE TAX SCAM.

ONE I.R.S. OFFICIAL SAYS IT

IS THE LARGEST SUCH SCAN IN

THE AGENCY'S HISTORY.

THE FAKE AGENTS TELL PEOPLE

THEY OWE TAXES AND SAY THEY

HAVE TO PAY THOSE TAXES

RIGHT AWAY BY A PRE-PAID

DEBIT CARD OR A WIRE

TRANSFER.

AND THEY THREATEN PEOPLE

WITH BEING ARRESTED, LOSING

DRIVERS LICENSES OR OTHER

PENALTIES.

THE I.R.S. POINTS OUT IT

CONTACTS PEOPLE BY MAIL AND

NEVER ASKS FOR PAYMENT BY A

DEBIT OR CREDIT CARD OR A

WIRE TRANSFER.

> FROM THE FIRST

ELECTRONIC GENERAL PURPOSE

COMPUTER BACK IN 1936 WHICH

WEIGHED, GET THIS, 30 TONS,

TO THE UNVEILING OF

APPLE'S iWATCH THIS WEEK,

TECHNOLOGY IS GETTING

FASTER, SMALLER, AND MORE

AND MORE POWERFUL.

AND IT IS EVEN LEADING TO

CHIPS IN YOUR OWN BODY THAT

YOU CAN USE TO BUY AND

SELL.

MARMARK MARTIN HAS THAT

STORY.

THIS FIRST COMPUTER

FILLED A 30 BY 50-FOOT ROOM,

AND WEIGHED MORE THAN

30 TONS.

Mark: TECHNOLOGY HAS

COME A LONG WAY.

NEWS REEL AUDIENCES

MARVELLED AT THE STORIES OF

THESE MAGIC BRAINS.

Mark: HUGE MAGIC BRAINS

THAT WERE FOLLOWED BY MAIN

FRAME COMPUTERS AND

EVENTUALLY LED TO DESKTOP

COMPUTERS, LAPTOPS, AND THEN

SMARTPHONES AND TABLET

COMPUTERS.

THE LATEST IS THE APPLE

WATCH, ANNOUNCED THIS WEEK.

IT IS MORE THAN JUST A

WATCH.

IT HAS PROCESSING ABILITIES

LIKE A COMPUTER AND A

COMMUNICATION ABILITIES LIKE

A SMARTPHONE.

AND IT HAS APPLE PEG

CAPABILITIES.

WITH A BUILT IN SPEAKER

AND MICROPHONE, YOU CAN

RECEIVE CALLS ON YOUR

WATCH.

I HAVE BEEN WANTING TO DO

THIS SINCE I WAS FIVE YEARS

OLD.

Mark: SMALLER AND

SMALLER TECHNOLOGY, AND YET

MORE POWERFUL WITH EACH

ADVANCE.

THAT HAS CRITICS LIKE THIS

BEST-SELLING AUTHOR,

DR. KATHRYN ALBRIGHT,

POINTING TO WHERE THE

ADVANCES IN TECHNOLOGY COULD

EVENTUALLY LEAD.

YOU ALSO HAVE, ACCORDING

TO SOME RECENT PUBLISHED

STUDIES, UP TO 50% OF

AMERICANS SAYING THEY WOULD

WELCOME AN IMPLANTED DEVICE

IN THEIR HAND IF IT WOULD DO

THOSE SAME THINGS THAT

THE iWATCH DOES.

WE'RE MOVING CLOSER AND

CLOSER TO THAT RIGHT HAND

AND CLOSER AND CLOSER TO THE

FULFILLMENT OF BIBLICAL

PROPHECY ABOUT THE MARK OF

THE BEAST.

Mark: AND USING THIS

TECHNOLOGY TO BUY AND SELL

COULD BE ON THE HORIZON.

IN FINLAND RECENTLY, THE

C.E.O. OF A MAJOR

CORPORATION WAS THE FIRST

PERSON TO ACCEPT DIGITAL

PAYMENT INTO HIS HAND IN THE

FORM OF BITCOIN.

IT IS CERTAINLY GAINING

MOMENTUM.

THE PROPONENTS OF THIS CLAIM

SAY THAT UP TO A THOUSAND

PEOPLE WORLDWIDE HAVE BEEN

IMPLANTED IN THIS

TECHNOLOGY.

THEY'RE SAYING THIS IS THE

WAVE OF THE FUTURE.

Mark: MARK MARTIN, CBN

NEWS.

Wendy: INC. I DON'T

KNOW, GORDON, IF I WOULD

LIKE TO GET CALLS ON MY

HAND.

I DON'T EVEN WEAR A WATCH.

Gordon: I DON'T WEAR A

WATCH BECAUSE I HAVE A

SMARTPHONE.

DON'T GET ONE OF THESE

IMPLANTS.

THE R.E.D D. SIGNAL IT PUTS

OUT IS READABLE.

AND EVEN FOR THE NEW CHIPS

ON OUR CREDIT CARDS, WE NEED

TO HAVE SOME KIND OF SHIELD

AROUND THEM TO PREVENT

READERS FROM JUST PICKING UP

THAT DATA.

DON'T WALK DOWN THIS ROAD

RIGHT NOW.

THIS IS NOT THE WAY TO GO.

TERRY?

Terry: COMING UP, HIS

STAGE PERFORMANCE HIGH

ENERGY, BUT SOMETIMES THIS

RAPPER CAN'T FIND THE

STRENGTH TO GET OUT OF BED.

BASICALLY WHAT IT MEANS

FOR ME, PRACTICALLY, IN MY

LIFE, I'M ALWAYS TIRED AND

MY BODY JUST DOESN'T

RECHARGE LIKE NORMAL BODIES

DO.

Terry: TRIPP LEE TALKS

ABOUT HIS TROUBLE WITH

CHRONIC ILLNESS AND HIS

DETERMINATION TO RISE UP.

Gordon: BE YOUNG, BE

FOOLISH, BE HAPPY, SOW YOUR

WILD OATS, YOU HAVE THE REST

OF YOUR LIFE TO GET

SERIOUS -- THOSE ARE SOME

SLOGANS BOMBARDING

YOUNGSTERS TODAY.

ONE HIP-HOP ARTIST IS

SINGING A DIFFERENT TUNE,

EVEN IN THE FACE OF A

SERIOUS ILLNESS.

TRIPP LEE WANTS HIS

GENERATION TO RISE UP.

Reporter: THE STAGE IS

SET.

THE SOUND CHECK COMPLETE,

AND THE CROWD IS SPREADING.

HIP-HOP ARTIST TRIPP LEE IS

THE MAN ON THE MIKE, AND HE

IS ALSO KNOWN AS PASTOR

WILLIAM LEE BEARFIELD THE

THIRD.

HIS STAGE NAME AND RAP

PLATFORM HELPS REACH YOUNG

FANS WITH THE GOSPEL.

YOU'VE BEEN AT THIS RAP GAME

HOW LONG?

ABOUT 10 YEARS.

Reporter: 10 YEARS?

10 YEARS.

Reporter: THE DEAL WAS

WITH CHRISTIAN RAPPER LA

CREE'S RAP RECORDS.

THE TWO BECAME FRIENDS AFTER

A CONCERT IN DALLAS, THEIR

HOME TOWN.

"ARISE" IS YOUR FIFTH

ALBUM?

YES.

Reporter: WHAT DO YOU

THINK IS DIFFERENT ABOUT

THIS THAN WHEN YOU STARTED

WITH THE FIRST ONE?

VERY DIFFERENT STAGES OF

LIFE.

I STARTED THAT RECORD WHEN I

WAS 17 YEARS OLD, IN HIGH

SCHOOL, MY FIRST ALBUM.

AND NOW I AM 27, WITH TWO

KIDS AND A WIFE.

AND IT'S JUST A I'M A LOT

MORE MATURE.

Reporter: HIS LATEST

MUSIC POKES FUN AT THOSE

HUMBLE BEGINNINGS AND THAT

VERY FIRST CONCERT TOUR WITH

LE CRAE.

IN THIS WORDS, WE'VE GONE

FROM BOOT LEG TOURS TO HIGH

QUALITY TOURS.

WE HAD A D.J. PLAY SOME

MUSIC AND WE RAPID ON IT.

RAPPED ON IT.

WE DIDN'T HAVE PRODUCTION.

Reporter: DO YOU THINK

GOD WAS ANY LESS GLORIFIED

IN THOSE SHOWS, OF COURSE

WHAT YOU'RE DOING NOW?

I DON'T.

GOD HAS TRUSTED US.

Reporter: TRIPP LEE IS

ALSO SHARING WITH HIS

AUDIENCE.

FOR MORE THAN SEVEN YEARS,

HE HAS BATTLED AN ILLNESS

THAT MAKES IT HARD TO EVEN

GET OUT OF BED, LET ALONE

TAKE THE STAGE.

YOU SUFFER FROM CHRONIC

FATIGUE SYNDROME.

WHAT IS THAT?

THAT'S A GOOD QUESTION.

THAT WAS NOT VERY WELL

UNDERSTANDED.

BUT BASICALLY FOR ME IN

MEANS, IN MY LIFE, I'M

ALWAYS TIRED.

MY BODY DOESN'T RECHARGE

LIKE NORMAL BODIES DO.

IT HAS REALLY IMPACTED MY

LIFE IN MAJOR WAYS.

IT HAS RUINED LOTS OF MY

PLANS.

IT HAS NEVER GOTTEN IN THE

WAY OF THE LORD'S PLANS, BUT

IT HAS RUINED SOME OF MINE.

Reporter: FATIGUE

FORCED TRIPP TO DROP OUT OF

COLLEGE, AND LATER TO WALK

AWAY FROM A FULL-TIME JOB AS

PASTOR.

Reporter: I READ YOU

HAVE THE AMBITION OF TWO

MEN, BUT THE ENERGY OF ONE

FOURTH OF A MAN.

WHOEVER SAID THAT IS

TRUE.

THE LORD HAS TAUGHT ME A LOT

THROUGH THIS.

EVERYTHING I DO, FROM AN

ALBUM TO A BOOK, TO

ANYTHING.

I NEVER JUST KIND OF CRUISE

TO THE FINISH LINE.

I JUST BARELY GET IT DONE.

I KIND OF DRAG MYSELF

ACROSS, AND IT MAKES IT SO

CLEAR TO ME THAT ANY TIME

GOD USES SOMETHING THAT I

DO, THAT IT IS NOT BECAUSE

OF MY STRENGTH.

IT IS BECAUSE OF HIS.

Reporter: THAT

SUPERNATURAL STRENGTH HAS

ALLOWED THIS HUSBAND,

FATHER, PREACHER AND RAPPER,

TO COMPLETE HIS SECOND

BOOK.

LIKE THE ALBUM, IT IS ALSO

CALLED "RISE."

A SONG CAN HAVE AN IMPACT

IN YOUR LIFE, BUT I'M

THINKING, HOW CAN I TAKE

PEOPLE EVEN DEEPER.

AND WRITING IS ONE OF THE

WAYS I WANT TO DO THAT.

IN THIS PARTICULAR BOOK, I

WANTED TO ADDRESS THIS CRAZY

CULTURE THAT WHILE YOU'RE

YOUNG WE CAN'T MAKE A BIG

IMPACT, OR THAT GOD DOESN'T

EXPECT MUCH FROM US.

THAT COULDN'T BE MORE

FALSE.

Reporter: TRIPP USES

ALL PLATFORMS TO DELIVER

THAT" RISE UP" MESSAGE.

AND HE IS JOINING FORCES

WITH TWO OTHER MINISTERS TO

START CORNERSTONE, A NEW

CHURCH IN A STRUGGLING AREA

OF ATLANTA.

IS THERE, I GUESS, A PULLING

IN YOU TO TRY AND CHOOSE, DO

I GO PASTORING OR DO I

CONTINUE RAPPING?

OF COURSE.

AND THAT'S BEEN A BATTLE FOR

ME OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS.

ONE OF THE BATTLES IT HAS

BEEN, IN MANY WAYS, WHICH A

HAS BEEN HINDERED BY

MYSELF.

THERE ARE TIMES I TRIED TO

MAKE THE DECISION, I'M GOING

TO LEAVE MUSIC IN THE PAST,

AND I'M JUST GOING TO

PASTOR, AND I HAVE NOT FOUND

A WAY TO PASTOR FULL-TIME

WITH MY HEALTH ISSUES, THE

KIND OF FLEXIBILITY I NEED.

Reporter: THESE DAYS,

HE SPENDS LESS TIME TRYING

TO MAKE HIS PLANS WORK AND

MORE TIME FOLLOWING GOD'S

LEAD ON STAGES HE NEVER

REALLY IMAGINED FOR

HIMSELF.

IF I TRUST IN GOD, AND HE

IS WITH ME IN THE MIDST OF

SUFFERING, AND I CAN BE

CONTENT IN THAT AND I CAN

TRUST HIS PLAN MUCH MORE

THAN MINE.

GOD CAN CHANGE OUR PLANS

SOMETIMES.

AND THAT'S WHAT HE HAS

DONE.

IN MANY WAYS, HE HAS

INCREASED MY DEPENDENCE ON

HIM.֖

Reporter: AND GOD IS

INCREASING THE AUDIENCE FOR

TRIPP LEE.

EFREM GRAHAM, CBN NEWS,

LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA.

Gordon: WHEN HE IS ON

STAGE, HE DOESN'T NEE LOOK

LIKE HE NEEDS ANY ENERGY.

AND HE IS DOING THINGS I

COULDN'T DO.

I SO AGREE WITH HIS MESSAGE,

THAT IT IS TIME FOR THIS

GENERATION TO RISE UP.

WE'VE BEEN HEARING IT FOR A

PERIOD OF TIME, THE PROPHECY

OF THIS GENERATION OF

CHRISTIANS COMING UP IN

AMERICA, THAT THERE WILL BE

A JOSHUA GENERATION, THAT

THEY'LL BE ABLE TO TAKE THE

LAND.

THAT IS SOMETHING WE SHOULD

ALL BE PRAYING FOR AND

LOOKING FORWARD TO.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, UP NEXT, A

CAR WRECK LEAVES A MOTHER'S

17-YEAR-OLD SON IN THE

COMA.

I HAD NEVER EXPERIENCED

SUCH GUT-WRENCHING

HELPLESSNESS, THAT I COULD

DO NOTHING FOR HIM.

I FELL TO MY KNEES AND

PRAYED TO JESUS, TAKE CARE

OF HIM.

Terry: WATCH WHAT

HAPPENS WHEN JESUS TAKES THE

WHEEL, AFTER THIS.

Terry: THE PHONE RINGS

AND YOUR WORLD TURNS UP SIDE

DOWN.

THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED TO

KAREN CHRISTOPHER LAST YEAR

ON MARCH 14th.

THE CALL WAS ABOUT HER

17-YEAR-OLD SON, AND

IMMEDIATELY IT BROUGHT HER

TO HER KNEES.

THE PHONE RANG, AND

AUTOMATICALLY I SENSED

SOMETHING WAS OFF WHEN THEY

SAID, IS THIS CHRISTOPHER

HEIN'S MOTHER?

AND I WAS, LIKE, YES.

AND THEY'RE, LIKE, YOU NEED

TO GET HERE RIGHT AWAY.

I JUST FELL TO MY KNEES AND

SAID, JESUS, TAKE CARE OF

HIM.

YOU SEE WHAT IS GOING ON.

Reporter: KAREN

CHRISTOPHER'S 17-YEAR-OLD

SON, CHRIS, DROVE HIS CAR

INTO THE PATH OF AN ONCOMING

18-WHEELER.

CHRIS WAS AIRLIFTED TO A

MEDICAL CENTER WHERE

DR. STEPHANIE PERSONNEL WAS

PERNEL WAS WAITING.

THE BRAIN DOESN'T HAVE

OXYGEN FOR LONG PERIODS OF

TIME.

THIS TYPE OF INJURY IS IR

IRREVERSIBLE.

Reporter: BY THE TIME

CHRIS' MOTHER ARRIVED, HER

SON WAS IN A COMA.

I HAVE NEVER EXPERIENCED

SUCH GUT-WRENCHING

HELPLESSNESS, THAT I COULD

DO NOTHING FOR HIM.

AND HE WAS IN THE CARE AND

HANDS OF VERY COMPETENT

PEOPLE, AND HE ALSO WAS IN

THE HANDS OF A MIGHTY GOD,

TOO.

Reporter: AFTER

UNDERGOING MULTIPLE

SURGERIES, CHRIS REMAINED IN

A COMA.

DOCTORS WERE UNSURE OF THE

OUTCOME.

WE HAVE SEEN ACCIDENTS AS

SEVERE AS CHRIS', BUT MOST

OF THE TIME WITH THOSE TYPES

OF INJURIES AND THE EXTENT

OF HIS ACCIDENT, THEY EITHER

PASS AWAY SHORTLY AFTER THE

ACCIDENT OR NEVER MAKE A

FULL RECOVERY.

MY HEART IS CRYING, SAVE

HIM, AND TO LET HIM LIVE,

AND TO BE 110% BETTER.

THAT'S WHAT I PRAYED.

I HAD MY HANDS ON HIM MOST

OF THE TIME.

I JUST BELIEVE IN TOUCH.

AND THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD

WAS THERE IN THAT ROOM A

LOT.

Reporter: IN THE WEEKS

THAT FOLLOWED, CHRIS SHOWED

LITTLE SIGN OF IMPROVEMENT.

THEN, FINALLY, 29 DAYS AFTER

HIS ACCIDENT, HE WOKE UP.

I'LL NEVER FORGET THE

NIGHT I GOT A CALL FROM

CHRISTOPHER'S NURSE.

SHE WAS FRANTIC.

SHE SAID THAT CHRIS WAS

FLAILING IN THE BED, WAS

PULLING AT HIS TUBES, AND

WAS VERY PURPOSEFUL IN HIS

ACTIONS, TRYING TO GET OUT

OF BED.

THIS WAS THE MOST EXCITING

CALL I HAD GOTTEN.

IT WAS SO GOOD TO HEAR THAT

THIS TEENAGER WAS FUNCTIONS

AND HIS BRAIN WAS RECOVERING

AND THERE WAS A CHANCE HE

WAS GOING TO GET BETTER.

IT WAS LIKE HE SNAPPED

OUT OF IT.

THERE HAD BEEN SO MANY DAYS

WHERE HE HAD SEEMINGLY BACK

TRACKED.

AND FOR HIM TO JUST LOOK AT

ME AND RECOGNIZE, IT SENT A

WAVE OF HOPE.

IT WAS JUST LOVELY.

THE FIRST TIME I KNEW HE

HEARD ME AND SQUEEZED MY

HAND, I TOLD HIM I WAS GOING

TO TAKE CARE OF HIM.

OH, MY GOODNESS, LOOK AT

YOU.

HOW ARE YOU?

I'M GOOD.

OH, MY GOODNESS.

CHRISTOPHER, YOU KNOW, IS

MY MIRACLE BOY.

Reporter: AMAZINGLY,

CHRIS HAS NO MEMORY OF HIS

ACCIDENT.

THAT NIGHT, I REMEMBER

GETTING READY AND GOING TO

SLEEP, AND THEN A MONTH

LATER, IN APRIL, I REMEMBER

SEEING MY SISTER REALLY HAZY

AND FUZZY, SEEING HER AFTER

THE ACCIDENT.

WHEN YOU COME SO CLOSE TO

LOSING THE NEAREST AND

DEAREST TO YOUR HEART, LIFE

KIND OF TAKES ON A WHOLE NEW

MEANING, AND GRATITUDE IS IN

EVERY BREATH.

GOD IS CAPABLE OF ANYTHING

AND EVERYTHING.

DON'T LOSE HOPE.

Terry: AN AMAZING

STORY, ISN'T IT?

WHAT A WONDERFUL

RESTORATION.

WHAT A WONDERFUL HEALING.

WHAT AN INCREDIBLE GOD WHO

INTERVENED IN THE MIDST OF

DIRE CIRCUMSTANCES.

WE WANT TO BUILD YOUR FAITH

UP TODAY AS WE GET READY TO

PRAY FOR YOU.

NOT JUST WITH CHRISTOPHER'S

STORY, BUT HERE IS ANOTHER

TESTIMONY.

JACLYN FROM MINNEAPOLIS,

MINNESOTA, BECAME EXTREMELY

FATIGUE.

A SPINAL TAP REVEALED SHE

CONTRACTED ENCEPHALITIS.

AFTER FIVE YEARS HER DOCTOR

TOLD HER THERE WOULD BE NO

SPONTANEOUS RECOVERY.

STILL, JACLYN BELIEVED GOD

WOULD USE "700 CLUB" TO HEAL

HER.

AND SHE WOULD PRAY ALONG

WITH HOSTS FOR OTHERS TO BE

HEALED AS SHE WAITED FOR HER

HEALING.

JUST THIS LAST NOVEMBER,

GORDON HAD THIS WORD OF

KNOWLEDGE "THERE IS SOMEONE,

YOU HAVE FLUID IN THE

MEMBRANE OF YOUR BRAIN AND

IT ORIGINATED IN YOUR SPINAL

CORD.

GOD IS HEALING YOU.

HE IS COMPLETELY RESTORING

YOU IN JESUS' NAME.

JACLYN SAID, THAT'S MINE.

SHE WENT TO BED, AND THE

NEXT MORNING SHE WOKE UP AND

THE FATIGUE WAS COMPLETE THE

GONE.

AND SHE HAS BEEN HEALED EVER

SINCE."

THAT'S A MIRACLE.

Gordon: AND HERE IS

ANOTHER MIRACLE.

THIS IS DOREEN OF HAWAII,

AND I'M SORRY I CAN'T

PRONOUNCE THAT CITY.

I HAVE NO IDEA HOW TO

PRONOUNCE THAT ONE.

SHE WAS RAISED IN AN ABUSIVE

HOME, AND SHE SURVIVED TWO

SUICIDE ATTEMPTS.

DESPITE TREATMENT, SHE

REMAINED UNDER A DARK CLOUD

OF DEPRESSION.

ONE DAY SHE WAS WATCHING

"THE 700 CLUB" AND, TERRY,

YOU HAD A WORD OF

KNOWLEDGE.

"YOU HAVE A DARK CLOUD IN

YOUR THINKING ALL OF THE

TIME.

NO MATTER HOW HARD YOU TRY,

YOU CAN'T GET OUT FROM UNDER

IT.

GOD IS BREAKING THAT THING

OFF OF YOU RIGHT NOW.

IN JESUS' NAME, THE SUN HAS

COME OUT FOR YOU.

YOU'RE NOT GOING TO HAVE THE

DEPRESSION ANY MORE."

WELL, DOREEN SAID, "THAT'S

ME, CLAIMED THE WORD, AND

FELT A BURNING SENSATION IN

HER HEAD, AND SHE WAS

HEALED."

WHEN SHE SAW HER DOCTOR AND

RECEIVED AN EVALUATION, HE

TOOK HER OFF ALL OF HER

MEDICATIONS.

THAT IS A MIRACLE.

THAT IS WONDERFUL.

NOW, IN THAT STORY, I LOVE

HOW THE MOTHER ENDED IT.

SHE SAID, YOU ALWAYS HAVE TO

HAVE HOPE.

WE JUST READ TWO STORIES

WHERE THERE WASN'T ANY

HOPE.

THIS LAST ONE, THERE WERE

TWO SUICIDE ATTEMPTS.

AND ALL HOPE SEEMED TO BE

GONE.

HOW CAN I EVER GATE OUT FROM

GET OUT FROM UNDER THIS

CLOUD.

FOR THE OTHER ONE, THERE WAS

AN INFECTION IN THE SPINAL

FLUID, AND THE DOCTOR SAID,

YOU'RE NOT EVER GOING TO GET

BETTER.

THERE IS NO HEALING FOR

THIS, THERE IS NOTHING WE

CAN DO.

AND MAYBE YOU'VE GOTTEN A

REPORT LIKE THAT.

WELL, THE BIBLE ASKS YOU A

QUESTION: WHO'S REPORT WILL

YOU BELIEVE?

WILL YOU BELIEVE THE REPORT

OF THE LORD?

BECAUSE THE LORD SAYS THAT

WITH GOD ALL THINGS ARE

POSSIBLE.

SO START THINKING ABOUT

THAT.

THINK FOR YOURSELF, HOW BIG

IS POSSIBLE?

HOW BIG IS THAT?

WHAT OPPORTUNITY IS THERE IN

THAT?

WHAT HOPE IN IS THAT?

THAT WITH GOD ALL THINGS ARE

POSSIBLE.

NOW, DON'T LOOK AT THE

NEGATIVE.

DON'T LOOK AT THE SYMPTOMS.

DON'T LOOK AT THE PROBLEM.

TOGETHER LET'S LOOK AT THE

SOLUTION.

AND THE SOLUTION IS A WHO.

LOOK TO JESUS, THE AUTHOR

AND THE FINISHER OF YOUR

FAITH.

LOOK TO WHAT HE HAS ALREADY

ACCOMPLISHED, THAT HERE HE

WAS IN HEAVEN, AND HE CAME

DOWN ON EARTH.

HE DWELT IN TIME.

HE LIVED, JUST LIKE YOU AND

ME.

AND HE DID SOMETHING

SPECIAL.

HE LIVED WITHOUT EVER DOING

ANYTHING WRONG.

AND THEN IN AN ACT OF

OBEDIENCE, HE OFFERED

HIMSELF AS A SACRIFICE FOR

YOU AND ME.

AND HE DIDN'T STOP THERE.

HE STAYED IN THE GRAVE FOR

JUST THREE DAYS, AND THEN HE

ROSE AGAIN.

HE CONQUERED SIN OF DEATH.

AND HE DID IT FOR YOU AND

ME.

HE DIDN'T DO IT FOR

HIMSELF.

HE DID IT FOR US.

AND BY HIS STRIPES WE ARE

HEALED, WE WERE HEALED.

AND THE BEST NEWS IS RIGHT

NOW HE IS PRAYING FOR YOU.

THE BIBLE SAYS HE EVER LIVES

TO GIVE INTERCESSION.

HE IS PRAYING RIGHT NOW THAT

GOD'S WILL WOULD BE DONE IN

YOUR BODY, IN YOUR LIFE, AS

IT IS IN HEAVEN.

IN HEAVEN THERE IS NOBODY

SICK.

IN HEAVEN THERE IS NOBODY IN

PAIN.

THERE IS NOBODY LONELY.

THERE IS NOBODY POOR.

THAT'S HIS WILL.

THAT'S GOD'S WILL.

SO LET'S BELIEVE.

LET'S LOOK TO HIM.

LET'S BELIEVE.

AND LET'S PRAY.

AND TERRY AND I ARE GOING TO

AGREE.

AND THE BIBLE SAYS IF TWO OR

MORE AGREE, TOUCHING

ANYTHING, IT SHALL BE DONE.

SO IF YOU'RE IN PAIN, IF

YOU'RE SICK, LAY YOUR HAND

ON THAT AREA OF THE BODY

THAT IS IN TROUBLE.

IF IT'S THROUGHOUT YOUR

BODY, LAY YOUR HAND ON YOUR

HEAD.

IF THERE ARE PEOPLE WATCHING

THE PROGRAM WITH YOU, COULD

YOU ASK THEM TO COME

ALONGSIDE.

WOULD YOU LAY HANDS ON ME?

AND LET'S AGREE AND LET'S

PRAY.

AND LET'S SEE THE GOD OF THE

IMPOSSIBLE -- HE IS THE GOD

OF THE POSSIBLE.

HE CAN DO IT FOR YOU TODAY.

LET'S PRAY.

LORD, WE LIFT THE NEEDS --

WE LIFT THOSE WHO ARE IN

PAIN, WHO ARE SUFFERING, WHO

HAVE DISEASE, WHO HAVE

REPORTS FROM DOCTORS THAT

SAY THEY'LL NEVER BEEN

CURED.

WE COME INTO AGREEMENT WITH

THEM RIGHT NOW.

AND AS THEY ARE LAYING HANDS

ON THAT AREA OF THE BODY

THAT NEEDS HEALING, WE AGREE

AND WE AGREE TOUCHING IT

RIGHT NOW.

AND WE SAY TO IT, BE

HEALED.

WE SAY IT OUT LOUD, BE

HEALED AND BE MADE WHOLE.

BY THE STRIPES OF JESUS

CHRIST YOU WERE HEALED, YOU

ARE HEALED NOW.

RECEIVE IT IN JESUS' NAME.

THERE IS SOMEONE, YOU'VE GOT

A MASS IN YOUR LEFT LUNG,

AND IT IS CAUSING YOU PAIN.

YOU'RE WORRIED, IS IT YOUR

HEART, BUT IT IS ACTUALLY IN

YOUR LUNG.

AND GOD IS HEALING YOU.

HE IS TAKING IT ALL AWAY

RIGHT NOW IN JESUS' NAME.

YOU'VE GOTTEN A BAD REPORT,

BUT GOD IS ABLE TO HEAL

YOU.

HE IS RESTORING YOU NOW.

THERE IS SOMEONE ELSE WITH

PROBLEMS IN BOTH YOUR

KNEES.

YOU HAVE PAIN AND YOU'RE

LOOKING AT SURGERY, AND

YOU'RE WONDERING WHAT TO

DO.

GOD HAS HEARD YOUR CRY.

RIGHT NOW DO WHAT YOU

COULDN'T DO BEFOREMENT

BEFORE.

STAND UP, BEGIN TO MOVE

THOSE KNEES, AND REALIZE

THAT YOU'RE HEALED IN JESUS'

NAME.

TERRY?

Terry: THERE IS SOMEONE

ELSE.

YOU HAVE A TWISTED

INTESTINE, AND IT IS SO

PAINFUL.

AND THEY'RE REALLY TALKING

ABOUT SURGERY, WHICH YOU

DON'T WANT.

GOD IS UNTWISTING THAT FOR

YOU RIGHT NOW.

RECEIVE YOUR HEALING TODAY.

SOMEONE ELSE, YOU'VE GOT

PROBLEMS WITH YOUR SPINE.

YOU'RE GOING TO FEEL A

WARMTH COME OVER THAT LOWER

PART OF YOUR BACK AS GOD

STRAIGHTENS IT ALL OUT FOR

YOU.

Gordon: THERE IS

SOMEONE, YOU'VE GOT AN

ARTHRITIC CONDITION.

IT IS LIKE YOUR IMMUNE

SYSTEM IS ATTACKING THE

JOINTS, AND GOD IS HEALING

YOU.

HE IS TAKING THAT AWAY.

HE IS GIVING IT BACK TO

YOU.

THERE IS SOMEONE ELSE,

YOU'RE HAVING A SWELLING IN

BOTH YOUR FEET AND YOUR

HANDS, FROM AN ALLERGIC

REACTION, AND GOD IS HEALING

YOU.

HE IS SETTING YOU FREE FROM

THAT.

HE IS MAKING IT NORMAL

AGAIN.

RECEIVE IT NOW IN JESUS'

NAME.

> NAME.

Terry: SOMEONE ELSE,

YOU HAVE THIS CONSTANT

RINGING -- IT IS HIGH

PITCHED -- IN YOUR EAR.

IT IS ENDING NOW IN JESUS'

NAME.

RECEIVE YOUR HEALING.

Gordon: LORD, WE THANK

YOU, FOR YOU ARE THE HEALER,

YOU'RE THE SAVIOR, YOU'RE

THE REDEEMER, AND WE THANK

YOU FOR YOU HAVE DONE

TODAY.

WE PRAISE YOU FOR IT.

AMEN.

AND AMEN.

IF YOU'VE BEEN TOUCHED BY

GOD, IF YOU'VE BEEN HEALED,

WE WANT TO SHARE YOUR GOOD

REPORT.

WE WANT TO SHARE WHAT GOD

HAS DONE FOR YOU.

SO GIVE US A CALL:

1-800-759-0700.

IF YOU NEED PRAYER, WE'RE

HERE FOR YOU.

SOME PEOPLE GET HEALED

INSTANTLY.

SOME, IT TAKES TIME.

AND WE BELIEVE IN PREVAILING

PRAYER.

WE BELIEVE IN THE PRAYER

THAT GETS AN ANSWER.

SO WE KNOCK AND KEEP ON

KNOCKING.

AND WE SEEK AND KEEP ON

SEEKING.

AND WE WANT TO DO IT FOR

YOU.

WE'RE WILLING TO STAND IN

PRAYER FOR YOU.

SO CALL US: 1-800-759-0700.

TERRY?

Terry: STILL AHEAD, A

MARRIED COUPLE DRIFTS APART

AND THE WIFE WINDS UP IN THE

ARMS OF ANOTHER MAN.

I WAS DOING ALL OF THE

THINGS IN CHURCH, I WAS

LEADING WORSHIP, HELPING

WITH OUR KIDS' MINISTRY, ALL

WHILE LIVING IN THIS

AFFAIR.

Terry: WATCH WHAT

HAPPENS WHEN HER HUSBAND

FINDS OUT.

PLUS, A YOUNG GIRL IS TOO

SCARED TO SLEEP ALONE, UNTIL

A CARTOON PUTS HER MIND AT

EASE.

AND WELCOME BACK TO "THE

700 CLUB."

GUARDS AT THE GATE OF

ROBINS' AIR FORCE BASE IN

GEORGIA HAVE BEEN ORDERED TO

STOP TELLING VISITORS TO

HAVE, QUOTE,"A BLESSED

DAY."

A MEMBER NOTIFIED THE

MILITARY RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

FOUNDATION ABOUT THE

GREETING.

THE GROUP'S PRESIDENT TOLD

THE OFFICIALS AT THE BASE

THAT NON-RELIGIOUS TROOPS

WERE OUTRAGED ABOUT THE

GREETING, AND THE OFFICIALS

CHANGED THE POLICY.

NOW THE GUARDS WILL SIMPLY

SAY, "HAVE A NICE DAY."

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS

HELPING IMPOVERISHED

COMMUNITIES IN EL SALVADOR

FOR EDUCATIONAL TRAINING.

THEY HAVE DEVELOPED PROGRAMS

FOR VULNERABLE COMMUNITIES.

THEY ARE TEACHING THEM HOW

TO MAKE HANDMADE HAM MOCKS.

IT IS THE FIRST STEP TOWARDS

HELPING THEM ESTABLISH THEIR

VERY OWN SMALL BUSINESSES

AND PROVIDING AN INCOME TO

HELP THEM RISE OUT OF

POVERTY.

"OPERATION BLESSING" WILL

CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THESE

BUSINESS INITIATIVES WITH

TRAINING AND MARKETING AND

SAVINGS.

YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE ABOUT

"OPERATION BLESSING" BY

GOING TO THEIR WEBSITE,

THAT'S OB.ORG.

GORDON AND TERRY WILL BE

BACK WITH MORE OF "THE 700

CLUB" RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Terry: WE WANT TO

EXTEND A GREETING AND

CONGRATULATIONS TO SOMEONE

VERY SPECIAL TODAY.

MINA BROOKS OF ATLANTA,

GEORGIA, TURNS 101 YEARS OLD

TODAY.

THAT PICTURE OF YOU SEE OF

HER TODAY WAS TAKEN LAST

YEAR ON HER 100th

BIRTHDAY.

SHE IS A LONG TIME PARTNER

OF CBN.

SHE MADE A MONUMENTAL TRIP

TO ISRAEL IN 1997, WHEN SHE

WAS JUST 83 YEARS YOUNG, AND

WAS BAPTIZED BY PAT IN THE

JORDAN RIVER.

THAT IS A GREAT EXPERIENCE.

SHE LOVES TALKING AND

SINGING ABOUT THE LORD.

SHE HAS TWO CHILDREN, EIGHT

GRANDCHILDREN, 17

GREAT-GROWN CHILDREN, AND

ONE GREAT, GREAT

GRANDCHILD.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

Gordon: "SUPERBOOK" IS

SHARING THE STORIES OF THE

BIBLE WITH MILLIONS OF

CHILDREN AROUND THE WORLD,

BUT IT IS A LOT MORE THAN

JUST A CARTOON.

FOR ONE FAMILY IN THE

PHILIPPINES, IT IS A WAY TO

GET THEIR YOUNG DAUGHTER TO

BED AT NIGHT.

Reporter: 11-YEAR-OLD

CHLOE AND HER DOG, PEACHES,

ARE INSEPARATEABLE.

I ALWAYS TOOK PEACHES

WITH ME BECAUSE I GOT SCIERD

SCARED WHEN I WAS ALONE.

Reporter: CHLOE'S FEARS

BEGAN AFTER SHE STARTED

WATCHING HORROR MOVIES WITH

HER COUSIN.

I COVERED MY EYES DURING

THE SCARY PART, BUT

SOMETIMES I WOULD PEEK.

NOW, WHEN I'M ALONE, I

IMAGINE THEY WILL JUMP OUT

AND SCARE ME, LIKE IN THE

MOVIE.

THAT'S WHY I KEEP PEACHES

WITH ME AND HIDE UNDER THE

COVERS.

Reporter: THEN CHLOE'S

MOM AND DAY WERE EXCITED TO

SEE THE NEW VERSION OF CBN'S

"SUPERBOOK."

THEY WATCHED THE CARTOON AS

A CHILD AND REMEMBERED HOW

MUCH IT MEANT TO THEM.

AS I CHILD, I SAW JESUS

CALLING HIS DISCIPLES, AND

THAT TAUGHT ME TO FOLLOW HIM

AND SERVE HIM TODAY.

Reporter: CHLOE WATCHED

"SUPERBOOK" EVERY WEEK, BUT

SHE STILL BATTLED HER

FEARS.

THEN SHE SAW THE STORY ABOUT

REVELATION AND THE FINAL

BATTLE.

I LIKE THE SCENE WHERE

JESUS AND HIS ANGELS WIN

AGAINST THE BAD PEOPLE.

Reporter: THAT NIGHT,

CHLOE WAS ABLE TO GO TO HER

ROOM WITHOUT BEING AFRAID.

PEACHES DOESN'T HAVE TO

COME TO BED WITH ME

ANYMORE.

I TELL MYSELF I DON'T HAVE

TO BE AFRAID BECAUSE JESUS

IS BY MY SIDE.

IT IS GREAT THAT CBN

BROUGHT BACK "SUPERBOOK."

CHLOE IS LEARNING TO

APPRECIATE WHAT GOD CAN DO.

THANK YOU FOR HELPING ME

TO OVERCOME MY FEARS AND BE

BRAVE.

I KNOW NOW JESUS IS WITH

ME.

Gordon: THAT'S A

WONDERFUL STORY.

"SUPERBOOK," SHARING THE

STORIES OF THE BIBLE WITH

THE CHILDREN OF THE WORLD.

WE'RE NOW LOOKING FORWARD TO

42 DIFFERENT LANGUAGES.

WE'RE BROADCASTING IT AROUND

THE WORLD.

WE'RE BROADCASTING IN THE

PHILIPPINES.

WE'RE BROADCASTING IN

INDONESIA, THROUGHOUT THE

MIDDLE EAST, LATIN-AMERICA,

AFRICA, ALL MADE POSSIBLE

BECAUSE PEOPLE LIKE YOU CARE

ENOUGH TO GIVE.

WE HAD 120 MILLION VIEWERS

LAST YEAR.

AND WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO

DOUBLING THAT AMOUNT THIS

YEAR.

BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP.

WE NEED YOUR HELP WITH

PRODUCING THE NEW EPISODES.

WE NEED YOUR HELP WITH

LANGUAGE TRANSLATION.

WE NEED YOUR HELP WITH

PROGRAM TRANSMISSION.

IT IS ALL POSSIBLE WHEN

PEOPLE LIKE YOU SAY, YES, I

WANT TO GIVE.

I WANT TO BE A PART OF IT.

WHAT ARE WE ASKING YOU TO

DO?

WE'RE ASKING YOU TO JOIN THE

"SUPERBOOK" D.V.D. CLUB.

WE HAVE A VERY SPECIAL OFFER

FOR YOU, JUST IN TIME FOR

EASTER.

IF YOU JOIN THE "SUPERBOOK"

D.V.D. CLUB FOR $25, EVERY

FOUR TO SIX WEEKS, DEPENDING

ON WHEN NEW EPISODES COME

OUT, AND RIGHT NOW -- THIS

OFFER IS GOOD ONLY UNTIL

MARCH 25th -- WE'LL SEND

YOU "THE GOOD SAMARITAN."

AND YOU'LL GET THREE COPIES

OF "THE GOOD SAMARITAN," SO

YOU CAN SHARE THE EXTRAS

WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

AND WE HAVE "HE HAS RISEN,"

"PETER'S DENIAL, DENIAL,"

AND "THE LAST SUPPER."

SO YOU'LL BE ABLE TO TELL

YOUR CHILDREN AND OTHERS

ABOUT THE WONDERFUL

STORIES.

YOU CAN CALL 1-800-759-0700,

OR YOU CAN LOG ON TO

CBN.COM.

WHEN YOU'RE A MEMBER OF THE

D.V.D. CLUB, ALL EPISODES

ARE UNLOCKED ON STREAMING

DEVICES, SMARTPHONES AND

SMART TVs, SO DO IT NOW,

CALL US NOW.

1-800-759-0700.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, UP NEXT, A

COUPLE WHO PUT THEIR

MINISTRY BEFORE THEIR

MARRIAGE, PUTTING THEM BOTH

IN JEOPARDY.

I JUST SPILLED

EVERYTHING.

I TOLD HIM ABOUT THE AFFAIR

FOR THE PAST YEAR.

I JUST TOLD HIM EVERYTHING.

I FELT THIS GUT-WRENCHING

PAIN.

Terry: HOW CAN THIS

MARRIAGE BE SAVED?

FIND OUT COMING UP.

Terry: BRANDIE AND

DUSTIN LARSEN WERE SO BUSY

DOING GOD'S WORK, THEY

NEGLECTED EACH OTHER.

THEN BRANDIE STARTED GETTING

ATTENTION FROM OTHER MAN,

AND AFFAIR SOON FOLLOWED,

AND BEFORE LONG, BRANDIE WAS

BUSTED.

I HAD NEVER BEEN SOMEONE

IN MY LIFE WHERE I EVER

LIED.

AND THEN YOU START MAKING

LITTLE LIES AND COVERING

SOMETHING UP.

AND PRETTY SOON, SO MUCH

FEELS LIKE A LIE, AND I'M

POWERLESS TO STOP THIS.

DUSTIN AND I MET AT A

WEDDING RECEPTION.

WE WOULD HANG OUT, AND

SHE REALLY LOVED THE LORD,

AND I FELT LIKE THIS IS

SOMEONE GOD BROUGHT INTO MY

LIFE.

I WAS 19 WHEN WE GOT

MARRIED.

IT WAS 23 YEARS OLD WHEN

WE GOT MARRIED.

AND VERY QUICKLY AFTER,

WE MOVED ACROSS THE COUNTRY

FOR DUSTIN TO START IN

MINISTRY AND TO WORK AT AN

INNER CITY CHURCH.

WE WERE EXCITED ABOUT

WHAT GOD WAS DOING IN OUR

LIVES.

MINISTRY BECAME THE FOCAL

POINT.

I KNEW MARRIAGE DIDN'T

MATCH UP TO THIS DREAM OF

WHAT IT WOULD LOOK LIKE.

BUT IN THE SAME TIME, I HAD

BEEN RAISED IN A HOME WHERE

MY PARENTS REALLY STRUGGLED

IN THEIR MARRIAGE, SO I

HADN'T SEEN A MARRIAGE I

COULD MODEL.

WE MOVED BACK TO

SACRAMENTO, AND I STARTED

HELPING OUT AT A CHURCH WE

HAD GONE TO BEFORE WE WERE

MARRIED.

HE STARTED AT THE CHURCH,

AND I WAS ACTUALLY HIS

ASSISTANT.

AND THAT JUST REALLY KIND OF

WAS THE BASE OF WHAT

EVERYTHING IN OUR LIFE WAS

AROUND.

THE CHURCH ALWAYS TOOK THE

FIRST PRIORITY.

WE WEREN'T FIGHTING OR

HAVING ARGUMENTS ALL OF THE

TIME, BUT IT WAS JUST THAT

WE WEREN'T SPENDING QUALITY

TIME TOGETHER.

WE WERE ALMOST ROOMMATES IN

A SENSE AT THAT POINT.

WE WERE REALLY GOOD

FRIENDS WITH A COUPLE IN THE

CHURCH, AND SLOWLY LITTLE

THINGS FROM THE HUSBAND

STARTED TO STAND OUT TO ME.

KIND OF STARTING TO AFFIRM

ME AND TO POUR WATER ON ALL

OF THESE DRY SPOTS IN MY

LIFE THAT WERE DRY FOR SO

LONG THAT I DIDN'T EVEN

REALIZE WERE THERE.

IT WAS DEFINITELY EMOTIONAL

FOR A LONG TIME, BUT IT DID

END PHYSICALLY.

ALL OF A SUDDEN I REMEMBER

WAKING UP ONE MORNING AND

THINKING -- IT'S LIKE A

LIGHTBULB WENT ON IN MY HEAD

ABOUT WHAT I WAS DOING, THAT

I WAS IN AN AFFAIR, IN A

TOTAL THE INAPPROPRIATE

RELATIONSHIP WITH SOMEONE

OTHER THAN MY HUSBAND.

THE BRANDIE I KNOW WOULD

EVER DO THAT.

I LOVE THE LORD.

HOW CAN I LOVE GOD AND

LIVING IN AN AFFAIR.

IT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE.

I WAS LEADING WORSHIP, I WAS

HELPING WITH OUR KIDS'

MINISTRY, ALL AT THE SAME

TIME WHILE LIVING IN THIS

AFFAIR.

I HAD GONE ON A MISSIONS

TRIP WITH OUR CHURCH.

AND I WAS GOING TO LEAD

WORSHIP, AND I WAS GETTING

MY BIBLE READY AND SOME

THINGS READY IN MY TENT

BEFORE I WENT OUT.

AND I SAT DOWN BECAUSE I

JUST KNEW -- IT WAS LIKE GOD

WAS SHOWING ME YOU'RE LIVING

A DOUBLE LIFE.

AND I THOUGHT, I CAN'T DO

THIS ANYMORE.

I REMEMBER CRYING OUT TO THE

LORD AND I SAID, GOD, I'M

STUCK.

I DON'T HAVE THE POWER TO

END THIS ON MY OWN.

I DON'T KNOW HOW.

I DON'T HAVE THE STRENGTH TO

DO THAT ON MY OWN.

SO I'M ASKING YOU, YOU HAVE

TO HELP ME AND SHOW ME.

YOU HAVE TO INTERVENE IN

THIS SITUATION.

IN THAT MOMENT, IT'S LIKE

GOD'S EARS OPENED UP AND

SAID, SHE IS CALLING ON ME.

SHE IS READY FOR ME.

EVERYTHING CAME TO LIGHT

ABOUT TWO DAYS AFTER I

PRAYED THAT PRAYER IN

MEXICO.

I PICKED HER UP FROM THE

AIRPORT, AND ON THE WAY

HOME, SHE GOT A TEXT ON HER

PHONE SAYING THAT ONE OF THE

CHURCH LEADERS WANTED TO

MEET WITH US.

AND I JUST KNEW IN THAT

MOMENT THAT THEY KNEW.

WE WALKED INTO THIS BACK

ROOM.

AND IT WAS DUSTIN AND I

AND A COUPLE OF THE CHURCH

LEADERS.

I REMEMBER OUR WORSHIP

LEADERS PUTTING A STACK OF

PAPERS DOWN ON A COFFEE

TABLE RIGHT IN FRONT OF US.

THEY HAD TEXT MESSAGES

AND NUMEROUS PHONE

CONVERSATIONS THAT WOULDN'T

HAVE BEEN NORMAL FOR JUST A

NORMAL RELATIONSHIP.

AND HE SAID, DO YOU HAVE

ANYTHING THAT YOU WANT TO

SAY TO DUSTIN?

I JUST SPILLED

EVERYTHING.

I TOLD HIM ABOUT THE AFFAIR

FOR THE PAST YEAR.

I JUST TOLD HIM EVERYTHING.

I FELT THIS

GUT-WRENCHING, YOU KNOW,

PAIN.

DUSTIN'S WHOLE WORLD HAS

BEEN PULLED OUT FROM UNDER

HIM.

THEY SAID, WE WANT YOU

GUYS TO GO HOME AND FIGURE

OUT WHAT THE NEXT STEP IS

FOR YOU GUYS.

YOU NEED TO TAKE SOME TIME

TO BE TOGETHER.

WE DIDN'T ACTUALLY GO HOME

AND TALK.

WE WENT OUR SEPARATE WAYS.

DUSTIN SAID, HE DIDN'T

THINK HE COULD EVER GET PAST

THE HURT AND THE BETRAYAL,

AND HE DIDN'T BELIEVE HE

COULD EVER TRUST ME AGAIN

BECAUSE I HAD LIED FOR SO

LONG.

IT WAS DEFINITELY A VERY

LONELY TIME.

THERE WAS NO ONE ELSE TO

HELP ME THROUGH WHAT I WAS

FEELING INSIDE, OTHER THAN

GOD.

WE DIDN'T LIVE TOGETHER.

I LIVED IN A GUEST HOUSE

WITH SOME FRIENDS, AND HE

WOULD LIVE AT OUR HOUSE.

AND I WOULD COME LIVE AT THE

HOUSE AND STAY WITH THE KIDS

FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS, AND

THEN DUSTIN WOULD STAY WITH

SOME FAMILY MEMBERS.

WE DID THAT FOR A COUPLE OF

MONTHS.

THOSE WERE PROBABLY THE

DARKEST DAYS OF OUR LIVES.

I SAID TO THE LORD, I'M

WILLING TO DO WHATEVER IT

TAKES FOR YOU TO SAVE OUR

MARRIAGE, SAVE OUR FAMILY.

THERE IS NOTHING THAT YOU

CAN ASK OF ME THAT I WON'T

BE WILLING TO DO.

IT WAS A LONELY TIME, BUT

IT WAS ALSO A TIME WHERE I

REALLY FEEL LIKE I GREW

CLOSER TO THE LORD.

TRYING TO PUT THE PIECES

OF A LIFE BACK TOGETHER.

YOU CAN'T PUT A TIME LIMIT

ON THAT.

WE DID SO MUCH COUNSELLING.

I REALLY REMEMBER GOD

GOING, YOU'VE BEEN TELLING

KIDS YOUR WHOLE LIFE THAT

WHEN DIFFICULT THINGS HAPPEN

TO YOU, HOW YOU CAN PUT YOUR

TRUST IN GOD.

AND I REMEMBER GOD GOING,

DUSTIN, IT IS TIME FOR YOU

TO LIVE OUT WHAT YOU'VE BEEN

SAYING.

HE CALLED ME ONE NIGHT, I

REMEMBER, AND HE SAID, I'D

LIKE YOU TO COME LIVE BACK

AT THE HOUSE.

REALLY UNDERSTANDING HIS

FORGIVENESS OF MY SIN IS

WHAT HELPED ME TO FORGIVE

BRANDIE.

HOW CAN I NOT FORGIVE HER

WHEN HE HAS ALREADY FORGIVEN

ME.

IT IS LIKE GOD GAVE HIM

HOPE THERE COULD BE

RESTORATION FOR US.

A COUPLE YEARS AFTER THE

AFFAIR, WE ACTUALLY HAD A

SURPRISE PREGNANCY.

SHE HAS BEEN SUCH A GIFT TO

US, IN ADDITION TO OUR OTHER

KIDS.

GOD REALLY BRINGS LIFE OUT

OF A SITUATION THAT FEELS

LIKE DEATH.

I CAN'T IMAGINE LIFE NOW

WITHOUT HER.

HAD WE NOT STAYED TOGETHER,

SHE WOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN

BORN.

DUSTIN HAV AND I HAVE A

LEVEL OF CLOSENESS NOW THAT

WE NEVER HAD BEFORE.

BECAUSE OF GOD GROWING US

BACK TOGETHER, AND GOD

CREATING BEAUTY FROM ASHES.

WHATEVER BROKENNESS,

WHATEVER PAIN THAT IS GOING

ON IN YOUR LIFE, GOD IS SO

MUCH GREATER.

AND YOU CAN PUT YOUR TRUST

IN HIM.

AND THAT HE WILL SEE YOU

THROUGH IT.

I TOTALLY UNDERSTAND

GOD'S GRACE IN A DIFFERENT

WAY THAN I EVER DID BECAUSE

OF THE CHOICES THAT I'VE

MADE, REALIZING IT IS ONLY

BY GOD'S GRACE EVERY DAY

THAT CLEANSES ME FROM ALL OF

THE FILTH AND THINGS I'VE

DONE, THAT GOD CAN CLEANSE

ME AND SEE ME DIFFERENT.

THERE IS ALWAYS HOPE.

Terry: IT IS SO SEE SEE

OEASY ON THE DAY WE GET

MARRIED, TAKING THOSE

WEDDING VOWS.

MANY TIMES WE DON'T EVEN

UNDERSTAND THE MAGNITUDE OF

WHAT WE'RE SAYING, AGREEING

DO WALK THROUGH EVERYTHING.

SOMETIMES WHEN THINGS GO

WRONG, SOMETIMES WE WAIT TOO

LONG TO GET HELP.

AND WE GET TO A PLACE WHERE

WE DON'T EVEN WANT GOD TO

FIX IT ANYMORE.

MANY OF YOU ARE WATCHING THE

STORY, AND I KNOW YOU RELATE

TO BRANDIE AND DUSTIN'S

SITUATION -- MAYBE YOU'VE

WALKED THROUGH IT YOURSELF,

AND YOU FEEL LIKE, GOD,

WHERE DO I GO FROM HERE?

YOU KNOW, WE WERE BUILT FOR

RELATIONSHIP, FIRST WITH

GOD, AND THEN AS MARRIED

PARTNERS WITH EACH OTHER.

JESUS SAID, APART FROM ME

YOU CAN DO NO GOOD THING.

BUT WITH ME, IN ME, THROUGH

ME, YOU CAN DO ALL THINGS.

SO TODAY I WANT TO SUGGEST

TO YOU, IF YOU'RE STRUGGLING

IN YOUR MARRIAGE, IF YOU'RE

IN ONE OF THOSE DARK INTERIM

IN-BETWEEN PLACES, WHERE YOU

DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE

SUPPOSED TO DO, ASK GOD TO

SHOW YOU.

HE IS THE GOD OF A SECOND

CHANCE, THE GOD OF

RESTORATION.

EVEN DUSTIN SAID, I DON'T

THINK I CAN DO THIS.

I DON'T FEEL LIKE I CAN GO

BACK INTO THIS AND START

OVER AND ACT LIKE THIS

DIDN'T HAPPEN.

IT IS NOT ABOUT ACTING LIKE

IT DIDN'T HAPPEN.

IT IS ABOUT FORGIVENESS.

IT IS NOT UNTIL WE'VE BEEN

WRONGED AND WE'RE ASKED TO

OFFER IT TO SOMEONE ELSE.

SOMETIMES THE PERSON WE HAVE

TO OFFER IT TO IS OURSELVES,

THAT WE REALLY UNDERSTAND

THE POWER OF FORGIVENESS.

THE POWER OF FORGIVENESS TO

HEAL.

THE POWER OF FORGIVENESS TO

SET ASIDE WHAT HAS BEEN

DONE, WHAT'S WRONG.

THE POWER OF FORGIVENESS TO

RECEIVE THE OPPORTUNITY FOR

A NEW BEGINNING.

YOU CAN HAVE THAT IN YOUR

LIFE.

IT'S AVAILABLE TO ALL OF

US.

WE NEED TO DO WHAT BRANDIE

DID.

WE NEED TO SAY, GOD, I'M

WILLING TO DO WHATEVER YOU

TELL ME, WHATEVER YOU ASK ME

TO DO, FOR RESTORATION TO

OCCUR.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KNOW

MORE ABOUT WHAT THE WORD HAS

TO SAY ABOUT LOVE AND

MARRIAGE, WE'VE GOT A GREAT

LITTLE BOOK LET FOR YOU.

BOOKLET FOR YOU.

IT'S FREE.

JUST SAY, I'D LIKE THE

BOOKLET ON LOVE AND

MARRIAGE.

OUR NUMBER IS:

1-800-759-0700.

WHEN YOU CALL, THE PERSON ON

THE OTHER END OF THE LINE IS

SOMEONE WHO LOVES GOD WITH

ALL OF THEIR HEART.

AND THEY WOULD LOVE TO PRAY

WITH YOU AND FOR YOU TODAY.

YOU DON'T EVEN HAVE TO GIVE

YOUR NAME IF YOU DON'T WANT

TO.

BUT GIVE GOD A CHANCE TO

COME INTO THE MIDST OF THE

MESS OF YOUR LIFE AND BRING

RESTORATION AND WHOLENESS.

IT IS ALL ABOUT

RELATIONSHIP, FIRST WITH HIM

AND THEN EACH OTHER.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM MATTHEW 6: 14:

"FOR IF YOU FORGIVE MEN

THEIR TRESPASSES, YOUR

HEAVENLY FATHER WILL ALSO

FORGIVE YOU."

THAT'S A GREAT WORD TODAY

FOR ALL OF US.

THANKS FOR BEING WITH US.

WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN NEXT

MONDAY.

GOD BLESS YOU.

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