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The 700 Club - April 7, 2015

Author and military wife and mom Elaine Brye shares wisdom she’s learned from handling life on the home front. Plus, there’s a new men’s college basketball champion and we have reactions from both locker rooms that may surprise you. Read Transcript


INSIDE ONE OF THE LARGEST

AND MOST CONTROVERSIAL

PROJECTS OF ALL TIME.

> PLUS...A NEW HEART AND A

NEW LIFE.

I FELT LIFE WITHIN ME.

ONE ACT OF KINDNESS

CHANGES A VILLAGE.

WE NOW UNDERSTAND THAT

JESUS IS GOD.

AND THEN A MILITARY BOMB

HOLDS DOWN THE FRONT ON

TODAY'S "THE 700 CLUB."

*

Pat: WELL, WELCOME TO

THIS EDITION OF "THE 700

CLUB."

WE'RE DELIGHTED TO HAVE YOU

WITH US.

THE CONTROVERSY IS GOING TO

BE EMBLAZONED, AND THE

PRESIDENT IS MALIGNING HIS

CRITICS.

LET ME ASK YOU THIS: WHEN

THIS DEAL WAS SIGNED, ALL

SANCTIONS WERE OFF, YES?

OR ALL SANCTIONS WILL BE

PHASED OUT OVER A PERIOD OF

TIME?

WHICH IS IT?

THE IRANIANS SAY ALL OF THEM

ARE OFF.

NOW.

JOHN KERRY AND THE PRESIDENT

SAY OH, NO, THEY'RE SUPPOSED

TO BE PHASED IN.

AND THEN THE QUESTION IS:

HOW DO YOU INSPECT THEM?

AND WHO INSPECTS THEM?

AND HOW DEEP CAN THE

INSPECTION GO?

AND DO YOU HAVE TO NOTIFY

THEM?

OR GIVE THEM A MONTH OR TWO

TO CLEAN IT UP BEFORE YOU GO

IN?

IT IS A BAD DEAL.

THAT'S THE LATEST WARNING

FROM BENJAMIN NETANYAHU, THE

PRIME MINISTER OF ISRAEL.

Terry: AND IT COMES AS

THE BATTLE OVER PRESIDENT

OBAMA'S NUCLEAR DEAL IS

REALLY JUST HEATING UP, WITH

EVERYONE FROM CONGRESS TO

CAPITOL HILL PUSHING BACK

AGAINST THE PLAN.

HEATHER SELLS BRINGS US THE

STORY.

Reporter: THE PRESIDENT

SAYS THE FRAMEWORK FOR THE

POTENTIAL DEAL ALLOWS

UNPRECEDENTED INSPECTIONS OF

IRAN'S NUCLEAR FACILITIES,

CUTS ITS SUPPLY OF NUCLEAR

FUEL, AND LIMITS ITS ABILITY

TO PRODUHIGHLY E ENRICHED

URANIUM, AND IT ALSO GIVES

IRAN RELIEF FROM THE

CRIPPLING SANCTIONS.

SANCTIONS HAVE HURT IRAN'S

ECONOMY, AND IRAN WANTS THEM

LIFTED IMMEDIATELY.

THE U.S. AND ITS ALLIES ARE

PUSHING FOR A SLOW PROCESS

THAT COULD TAKE MONTHS, AND

EVEN YEARS.

AND DESPITE THE PRESIDENT'S

PROMISES LAST WEEK, THE

WHITE HOUSE NOW ADMITS THAT

SEVERAL KEY STICKING POINTS

REMAIN BEFORE ANY DEFINITE

AGREEMENT CAN BE REACHED.

AND NOW CONGRESS IS ASKING

FOR A FINAL SAY ON ANY

DEAL.

IT'S VERY IMPORTANT THAT

CONGRESS IS IN THE MIDDLE OF

THIS, UNDERSTANDING, TEASING

OUT, AND ASKING THOSE

IMPORTANT QUESTIONS.

Reporter: PARKER HAS

THE REPORT OF A KEY

DEMOCRAT.

SENATOR CHUCK SCHUMER,

LIKELY THE NEXT LEADER OF

THE DEMOCRATS IN THE SENATE,

STRONGLY URGES THE PASS SAGE

OAGEAGE OF A BILL THAT DOES

NOT SUPPORT THE BILL.

BUT THE WHITE HOUSE IS

PUSHING BACK.

IT IS THE PRESIDENT OF

THE UNITED STATES TO CONDUCT

THE FOREIGN POLICY OF THE

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

THAT THERE IS A CONCERTED

EFFORT IN CONGRESS TO

UNDERMINE THE NEGOTIATIONS

OR UNDERMINE THE SUCCESSFUL

IMPLEMENTATION OF THE

AGREEMENT.

Reporter: ISRAEL,

MEANWHILE, IS VOICING MAJOR

CONCERNS ABOUT THE PROPOSED

DEAL.

RIGHT NOW IT DOES NOT FORCE

IRAN TO STOP THREATENING

ISRAEL, NOR DOES IT REQUIRE

IRAN TO EVEN RECOGNIZE

ISRAEL'S EXISTENCE.

IT ENDANGERS THE REGION,

THE WORLD, AND EVERYONE

LISTENING TO ME RIGHT NOW.

Reporter: LEADERS IN

TEHRAN LED PRAYERS, CHANTING

"DEATH TO ISRAEL," AND

"DEATH TO AMERICA," JUST

ANOTHER POINT THAT CRITICS

ARE RAISING AS KEY QUESTIONS

STILL REMAIN ABOUT ANY DEAL

OVER IRAN'S POTENTIALLY

DEADLY NUCLEAR PROGRAM.

HEATHER SELLS, CBN NEWS.

Pat: THE TRUTH IS THE

ISRAELIS ARE GOING TO HAVE

TO GET IN THERE AND BLOW UP

SOME OF THOSE FACILITIES.

IF THEY DON'T DO IT, THEY'RE

PUTTING THEIR WHOLE NATION

AT RISK.

IT IS JUST A QUESTION OF

TIME.

THE PRESIDENT THINKS HE HAS

A DEAL, AND IT IS

RIDICULOUS, ABSOLUTELY

RIDICULOUS.

AND HE IS BEING LAUGHED AT.

AND THE FACT THEY'RE

CHANTING "DEATH TO AMERICA,"

AND THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO BE

OUR PARTNERS IN PEACE?

WHAT UTTER NONSENSE.

THEY'RE THE INSTIGATORS OF

TERROR AROUND THE WORLD.

AND NOW THAT SITUATION IN

YEMEN IS COMING APART.

I MEAN, IT IS TERROR.

THE SAUDIS ARE BOMBING, AND

OTHER SUNNI COUNTRIES ARE

BOMBING, AND THE IRANIANS

ARE UNDOUBTEDLY SENDING

TROOPS AND SUPPLIES TO HELP

THE HOUTHI REBELS IN YEMEN.

THAT IS GOING TO BE A

SHI'A-SUNNI WAR.

THERE IS A WATERWAY THAT

GOES INTO THE RED SEA, AND

THAT'S ONE CHOKE POINT.

AND THE OTHER IS THE

STRAIGHTS OF HORMUZ.

AND IRAN CAN CHOKE THEM BOTH

OFF.

THE WHOLE THING IS IN A

CHAOTIC SITUATION, AND OU

OUR PRESIDENT IS THINKING,

OH, THEY'RE WONDERFUL

PARTNERS IN PEACE.

NOT SO.

> HERE AT HOME, IT IS ONLY

APRIL THE 25th -- IN APRIL

OF 2015, AND THE ELECTION

ISN'T FOR A WHILE, BUT

ANOTHER CANDIDATE SAYS HE IS

RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT.

JOHN JESSUP HAS THAT STORY

FROM A CBN NEWS BUREAU.

Reporter: THE SECOND

REPUBLICAN OFFICIALLY JOIN

THE RACE FOR THE WHITE HOUSE

A RAND PAUL.

HE IS KICKING OFF HIS

PRESIDENTIAL RUN WITH A

RALLY IN DOWNTOWN LOUISVILLE

BEFORE HE BEGINS HIS

CAMPAIGN SWING, EVENTUALLY

HITTING ALL 50 STATES.

PAUL HAS BEEN REACHING OUT

TO YOUNG PEOPLE AND MINORITY

VOTERS, AND HE IS THE SECOND

DECLARED CANDIDATE AT TED

CRUZ.

BUT HE COULD FACE AS MANY AS

20 REPUBLICAN RIVALS FOR THE

NOMINATION BEFORE NEXT

YEAR.

DAVID BRODY WILL HAVE AN

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH

SENATOR PAUL AND YOU CAN SEE

THAT HERE ON TOMORROW'S "700

CLUB."

THE NEXT PRESIDENT WILL HAVE

A MAJOR PROBLEM TO DEAL

WITH, THE HUGE BUREAUCRACY

IN WASHINGTON AND BECOME.

SOME SAY IT HAS BECOME A

DEFACTO FOURTH BRANCH OF

GOVERNMENT.

AND EXPERTS SAY SOME OF IT

IS SO POWERFUL THAT IT IS

COMPLETELY

UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

Reporter: IF THERE IS

ONE THING THAT THE FOUNDING

FATHERS CARED ABOUT IS IT

WAS LIBERTY.

AND THE LAST THING THEY

WOULD HAVE WANTED WAS AN

UNELECTED BUREAUCRACY THAT

COULD STEAL YOUR PROPERTY,

YOUR RIGHTS, AND EVEN YOUR

FREEDOM.

IT IS FIFTH GRADE CIVICS

ALL OVER AGAIN.

Reporter: RICHARD

KELSEY SAYS THOUGH FOUNDING

FATHERS WERE CLEAR AND

DELIBERATE ABOUT WHAT THEY

WOULD ALLOW

CONSTITUTIONALLY.

WE HAD THE ARTICLES OF

CONFEDERATION FIRST, AND IT

DIDN'T WORK.

SO WE GOT TOGETHER AND HAD A

CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION,

AND WE SPENT A LOT OF TIME

TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW DO

WE MAKE THIS DELICATE

BALANCE OF POWER.

Reporter: THE FOUNDERS

DECIDED ONLY THE POLITICIANS

IN CONGRESS, THOSE EASILY

HELD ACCOUNTABLE BY THE

VOTERS, COULD MAKE THE LAWS

THAT WOULD REIGN OVER AND

EVEN THREATEN THE LAWS.

THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO MAKE

THE LAWS AND BE ANSWERABLE

TO THE PEOPLE.

THE PRESIDENT IS NOT A

LAWMAKER.

HIS JOB IS TO SAY YES TO

THIS LAW OR NO TO THIS LAW.

Reporter: BUT THEY HAVE

UPSET THIS CAREFUL BALANCE

AND MADE UNELECTED

BUREAUCRATS SUPER POWERFUL.

THEY'RE LIKE A FOURTH

BRANCH OF GOVERNMENT NOW AND

THEY'RE UNACCOUNTABLE AND

ANSWERABLE TO THE VOTERS,

AND THEY CAN GET AWAY WITH

JUST ABOUT ANYTHING THEY

WANT WITHOUT CONSEQUENCES.

Reporter: THAT HAS

ALLOWED MODERN PRESIDENTS

BASICALLY TAKE THE LAW INTO

THEIR OWN HANDS.

HE IS SAYING CONGRESS IS

NOT WORKING, I'LL GO AROUND

CONGRESS.

NOTHING ALLOWS HIM TO DO

THAT.

IT IS NOT EVEN BEING HIDDEN

ANYMORE.

THE PRESIDENT HAS COME RIGHT

OUT AND SAID, IF THE

CONGRESS WON'T ACT, I WILL

ACT.

AND HE IS DOING IT THROUGH

THESE BUREAUCRAT

BUREAUCRACIES.

Reporter: AND NOW THEY

LITERALLY WIELD LIFE AND

DEATH POWER OVER PEOPLE.

THEY ARE ISSUING

REGULATIONS OFTEN WITH

CRIMINAL PENALTIES.

THAT IS SOMETHING ONLY

CONGRESS SHOULD BE ABLE TO

DO.

AND YET THESE UNELECTED

BUREAUCRATS HAVE THE ABILITY

TO DECLARE THAT CERTAIN

ACTIONS WILL POTENTIALLY

LAND YOU IN JAIL.

THAT'S HOW POWERFUL THEY'VE

BECOME.

Reporter: AND IN MANY

CASES TO BE PENALIZED, YOU

DON'T EVEN HAVE TO KNOW YOU

WERE GUILTY OF DISOBEYING

THESE REGULATIONS, WHICH IS

A NEW TYPE OF LAW.

THE FAMOUS SAYING IS

"IGNORANCE OF THE LAW IS NO

DEFENSE," BUT THAT WASp

BEFORE WE STARTED MAKING

HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF

LAWS A YEAR.

IF YOU REMEMBER BEFORE

OBAMACARE, THEY SAID WE HAVE

TO PASS IT BEFORE WE KNOW

WHAT'S IN IT.

Reporter: AND EVEN

THOUGH REPUBLICANS HAVE

BEGUN TALKING ABOUT RANK

REINING IN SOME OF THE

AGENCIES, THEY HAVE KNOWN

THEY HAVE BEEN REIGNING FOR

YEARS AND CAPITOL HILL

DIDN'T STOP THEM.

NOW YOU HAVE ESSENTIALLY

A SHADOW GOVERNMENT IN THESE

FEDERAL AGENCIES THAT IS

RUNNING OUR COUNTRY, THAT IS

DETERMINING HOW THE I.R.S.

ENFORCES ITS TAX

REGULATIONS, HOW THE E.P.A.

AFFECTS YOUR LAND AND YOUR

PROPERTY AND YOUR

BUSINESSES.

WE ARE EMPOWERING THIS

HUGE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT THAT

CAN RESTRICT OUR LIBERTIES,

RESTRICT OUR FREEDOM,

RESTRICT OUR ECONOMIC

OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS

COUNTRY, AND IT IS ALMOST

IMPOSSIBLE TO FIGHT BACK

AGAINST THESE AGENCIES.

Reporter: PAUL STRAND,

CBN NEWS, WASHINGTON.

Reporter: THANKS,

PAUL.

PAT, THIS IS A TOPIC YOU'VE

BEEN TALKING ABOUT FOR A

WHILE.

Pat: A LONG TIME, AND

IT IS JUST TERRIBLE.

THERE IS A THING THAT HAS

BEEN TOLD US BY COUNTLESS

PRESIDENTS AND LEADERS, THAT

THIS IS LIKE A CANCER.

IT ALWAYS GROWS.

THE THING ABOUT A BUREAUCRAT

IS HE ALWAYS WANTS TO EXPAND

HIS SCOPE OF ACTIVITY.

IF HE IS SINCERE, HE THINKS

WHAT HE IS DOING IS VERY,

VERY IMPORTANT.

AND THEREFORE HE NEEDS MORE

BUDGET AND PEOPLE TO HELP

HIM I ENFORCE WHAT HE

DOES.

AND HE'LL NEED MORE LAWS AND

REGULATIONS TO ENFORCE WHAT

HE DOES BECAUSE WHAT HE DOES

IS SO TERRIBLY IMPORTANT.

AND IF PEOPLE DON'T OBEY

THOSE LAWS HE THINKS IS

TERRIBLY IMPORTANT, THEY

NEED TO BE PUT IN JAIL.

IT COULD BE SINCERE,

NEVERTHELESS, IT IS

HELLISHLY HARD ON THE

CITIZENS TO ENDURE THAT KIND

OF THING.

WHAT I HAVE SUGGESTED, FOR

EXAMPLE, WE HAVE OUR PRISONS

FILLED WITH PEOPLE.

WE HAVE MORE PEOPLE

INCARCERATED PER CAPITA THAN

ANY OTHER COUNTRY.

THE ONE THING THE PRESIDENT

COULD DO BY SIMPLE EXECUTIVE

ORDER, COULD COME IN AND SAY

BY THIS ORDER, I THEREFORE

NULLIFY ALL LAWS PASSED BY

EXECUTIVE AGENCIES THAT

INVOLVE CRIMINAL SANCTIONS.

AND THAT WOULD BE IT.

AND THEN IF THEY WANT TO GET

SOMETHING DONE, LET THEM GO

TO CONGRESS.

AND LET CONGRESS PASS THE

LAW AFTER LEGITIMATE

DEBATE.

BUT YOU DON'T PUT THE FOX IN

CHARGE OF THE HEN HOUSE.

BUT IT IS SO BIG NOW, WHAT

IS GOING TO STOP IT?

WHAT IS GOING TO STOP IT?

YOU LOOK AT TEA PARTY, YOU

LOOK AT GRASSROOTS, AND

THEY'RE ALL LAUGHED AT, BUT

THE BUREAUCRACY HAS POWER

BECAUSE THEY HAVE HUGE

AMOUNTS OF MONEY TO DO WHAT

THEY WANT TO DO.

WELL, THAT'S THE WAY IT IS.

JUST KEEP IN MIND, THE NEXT

PRESIDENT -- IF I WERE THE

NEXT PRESIDENT, THAT WOULD

BE NUMBER ONE ON MY AGENDA,

TO SIGN AN EXECUTIVE ORDER

THAT ALL CRIMINAL SANCTIONS

PUT ON THE BOOKS BY

EXECUTIVE AGENCIES WERE

AUTOMATICALLY NULLIFIED.

AND AT THAT POINT -- AND IT

DOESN'T TAKE AN ACT OF

CONGRESS, IT COULD JUST BE A

STROKE OF THE PEN, AND

THEY'RE GONE.

JOHN?

Reporter: KENYAN WAR

PLANES BOMBED TERRORIST

CAMPS IN SOMALIA ON MONDAY.

THE AIRSTRIKES WERE IN

RETALIATION FOR THE GROUP'S

ATTACK THAT LEFT 148 DEAD AT

A KENYAN COLLEGE LAST WEEK.

JOSH ERNST SAYS THE U.S. IS

SUPPORTING KENYA IN ITS

FIGHT AGAINST

AL-SHABAAB.

ONE VICTIM SAID IT WAS ONLY

GOD'S MERCY THAT ALLOWED HIM

TO ESCAPE.

FOR ME TO SURVIVE, I

DON'T TAKE IT AS GOOD LUCK.

IT'S BECAUSE I KNOW -- I'M

PRAYING FOR GOD TO MAKE ME

UNDERSTAND WHY HE LET ME

ESCAPE FROM THE CLAWS OF THE

ENEMY.

THAT TELLS ME I HAVE AN

ASSIGNMENT THAT IS NOT

COMPLETE.

AND I HAVE TO SEE THAT THAT

IS ACCOMPLISHED.

Reporter: NOW A MUSLIM

MEMBER OF THE KENYAN

PARLIAMENT IS SPEAKING OUT,

CALLING al-SHABAAB

DEMENTED MONSTERS.

AND HE SAYS SOCIETY MUST

WORK TO HELP YOUNG PEOPLE

RESIST THIS EVIL IDEOLOGY.

> MITT ROMNEY TURNED IN A

DAZZLING PERFORMANCE ON HIS

MARCH MADNESS BRACKET.

HE SHARED THE BRACKET WITH

THE HUFFIN HUFFINGTON

POST.

HE PICKED SIX OF THE ELITE,

AND HE GOT EVERY ONE OF THE

FOUR TEAMS RIGHT.

AND HE SAID THAT DUKE WOULD

BEAT WISCONSIN IN THE TITLE

GAME.

HIS BRACKET IS IN THE 99.98

PERCENTILE OF THE ONE

MILLION ENTRIES, WHILE

PRESIDENT OBAMA WAS ONLY IN

THE 40th PERCENTILE.

DUKE DID, INDEED, DEFEAT

WISCONSIN TO WIN THE NCAA

BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP WITH

A TOUGH HARD-FOUGHT 6 63-68

VICTORY.

ANDREW KNOX BRINGS US THAT

STORY AND WHAT THE PLAYERS

HAD TO SAY AFTERWARDS.

Reporter: WHAT A NIGHT

IN INDIANAPOLIS HERE AT

LUCAS OIL STADIUM.

MORE THAN 71,000 SAW DUKE

WIN ITS FIFTH NATIONAL

CHAMPIONSHIP.

WE PICK UP THE ACTION AT THE

START OF THE SECOND HALF.

SAM DECKER PUTTING ON A

SHOW, DOING WHATEVER IT

TAKES TO GET TO THE HOOP.

BADGERS OF 5.

THEN

LATER, ALLEN, NOT

AFRAID OF THE BIG BOYS,

DRIVING THE LANE TO THE

BUCKET AND

THE FOUL.

FRANK

STOPS THE BLEEDING, AS

THE BIG MAN

WITH THE SOFT

TOUCH MUSCLES HIS WAY

IN TO

KEEP WISCONSIN AHEAD.

DUKE DOWN 2, AND LAUNCHES A

3, AND

IT FALLS.

DUKE

PULLS AHEAD.

HE NAILS A THREE, AND HE IS

ANSWERED IMMEDIATELY.

THE

BADGERS NEVER GOT

CLOSER.

DUKE WINS IT ALL.

I PRAYED FOR CONFIDENCE

AND JUST TO FLUSH ANY NERVES

THAT I MAY HAVE OUT OF MY

BODY.

I DON'T HAVE ANY NERVES OUT

THERE TONIGHT, AND I'M

THANKFUL FOR THAT.

GOD IS GOOD.

THAT'S WHAT I SAID TO MATT

AS SOON AS WE WON.

I SAID, GOD IS GREAT.

WE HAD BIBLE STUDY TO TRY TO

GET READY FOR TODAY AND NOT

BE ANXIOUS.

GOD IS GREAT.

I DON'T THINK IT HIT ME

YET, STILL.

BUT TO LOOK AROUND AND SEE

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS, THAT

MEANS A LOT.

IT'S GREAT.

I'M EMOTIONALLY GASSED, TO

BE HONEST.

I'M JUST SO HAPPY.

EXTREMELY BLESSED RIGHT

NOW.

AND TO DO IT WITH A BUNCH OF

GUYS THAT SHARE THE SAME

FAITH, THAT'S SOMETHING

SPECIAL.

WE ALL BELIEVED IN EACH

OTHER THE WHOLE TIME.

WE'RE PLAYING FOR EACH

OTHER, WE'RE PLAYING FOR

GOD, AND TO GET A WIN

TONIGHT, WE'LL NEVER FORGET

IT.

Reporter: THAT'S ALL

FROM INDIANAPOLIS.

IT IS THE DUKE BLUE DEVILS,

THE 2015 NATIONAL

CHAMPIONS.

REPORTING FOR CBN SPORTS,

I'M ANDREW KNOX.

Reporter: PAT, IT WAS

AN EXCITING GAME.

HOW DID YOU DO ON YOUR

BRACKET?

Pat: I DIDN'T FILL OUT

A BRACKET.

BUT I DID THINK DUKE WAS

GOING TO TAKE IT ALL.

THAT COACH IS AWESOME.

ONCE YOU WIN, AS HE HAS WON

SO MANY, HE HAS AN AURA OF

INVINCIBILITY.

HE KNOWS HOW TO SET

EVERYTHING IN PLACE, AND HE

DID IT.

I WOULDN'T HAVE PICKED

WISCONSIN TO BEAT

KENTUCKY --

Terry: HEY, HEY, HEY.

Pat: KENTUCKY, THEY

WERE UNBEATEN.

UNBEATEN, DARLING.

[LAUGHTER]

Pat: U.K. -- I DON'T

KNOW.

ANYHOW, OBVIOUSLY THIS ONE

PICKED WISCONSIN --

Terry: WE'LL HAVE A

LITTLE MOURNING TODAY FOR

WISCONSIN.

A LITTLE BLUE FOR DUKE.

Pat: WISCONSIN IS

TURNING INTO A SPORTS

POWERHOUSE IN FOOTBALL,

BASEBALL --

Terry: THEY REALLY

ARE.

DUKE, WITH ALL OF THOSE

FRESHMEN, WOW.

Pat: AND PEOPLE WHO

TESTIFY FOR THE LORD.

I'M JUST DELIGHTED.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THEM, IT

IS A GREAT WIN.

TERRY?

Terry: UP NEXT, A GRAND

DADDY OF A CONSTRUCTION

PROJECT, BUILDING A CANAL

ACROSS LAKE NICARAGUA, AND

NOT EVERYONE IS HAPPY ABOUT

IT.

FIND OUT WHY WHEN WE

RETURN.

Pat: WELCOME BACK.

THERE ARE TWO GREAT OCEANS,

THE ATLANTIC OCEAN AND THE

PACIFIC OCEAN, AND HOW DO

YOU GET SHIPS BETWEEN THE

TWO?

WELL, WE HAD TO GO DOWN

AROUND SOUTH AMERICA.

IT WAS A LONG, LONG TIME,

AND VERY COSTLY, AND

CERTAINLY WITH VESSELS THAT

WERE POWERED BY WIND, IT WAS

EXTREMELY DANGEROUS

PASSAGE.

THE PEOPLE KEPT SAYING, IF

WE COULD CUT THROUGH THE

CENTRAL AMERICAN AREA, WE

COULD MAYBE FIND THE

PASSAGE.

MAYBE WE COULD BUILD A

TUNNEL.

THERE HAS BEEN A FIERCE

DEBATE AS TO HOW TO DO IT.

BUT THE PANAMA CANAL

APPARENTLY WAS CONSIDERED

THE SHORTEST ROUTE FOR SHIPS

FROM EAST TO WEST FOR MORE

THAN 100 YEARS.

NOW NICARAGUA SAYS, HEY,

WE'VE GOT A PRETTY GOOD

PASSAGEWAY, TOO, AND WE WANT

TO GET INTO THE GAME.

AND OUR CHUCK HOLTON

TRAVELLED TO NICARAGUA TO

FIND OUT WHAT EXACTLY IS

HAPPENING.

Reporter: MORE THAN ONE

MILLION SHIPS HAVE TRANSITED

THROUGH THE PANAMA CANAL

SINCE A CENTURY AGO.

AND MORE THAN 14,000 VESSELS

MADE USE OF THE WATERWAY

LAST YEAR.

IT CONTINUE CONTINUES AS A

VITAL LINK THAT BRINGS

PRODUCTS FROM ALL OVER THE

WORLD AND HAS TURNED PANAMA

INTO ONE OF THE MOST

PROSPEROUS COUNTRIES IN THE

WORLD.

THE VOLUME OF INTERNATIONAL

SHIPPING HAS ALMOST DOUBLED

IN THE LAST DECADE, AND IS

EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TO

RISE.

TO KEEP UP WITH DEMAND,

PANAMA HAS BEEN EXPANDING

THE CANAL TO ACCOMMODATE

LARGER, MODERN SHIPS.

AFTER SEVEN YEARS AND OVER

$5 BILLION, THE PROJECT IS

FINALLY NEARING COMPLETION.

THE WHOLE PROJECT IS

SCHEDULED TO BE FINISHED BY

DECEMBER 2015.

Reporter: YEMA IS A

VICE PRESIDENT OF THE

PROGRAM.

REVENUES WILL INCREASE

FOR THE CANAL BECAUSE WE'LL

BE ABLE TO PUT MUCH BIGGER,

LARGER SHIPS THROUGH, AND WE

PAY FOR CARGO CAPACITY OF

THE VESSELS.

SO THAT WILL INCREASE THE

REVENUES FOR THE COUNTRY.

Reporter: BUT NOW

NICARAGUA IS LOOKING TO TAKE

SOME OF THAT REVENUE FOR

ITSELF.

A 50-YEAR CONCESSION HAS

BEEN GRANTED TO BUILD A

CANAL ACROSS THAT COUNTRY.

ONE OF THE MOST AMBITIOUS

AND CONTROVERSIAL

CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS OF ALL

TIME.

LAKE NICARAGUA IS THE

LARGEST LAKE IN CENTRAL

AMERICA, OVER 16,000 SQUARE

MILES.

AND SINCE THE EARLY 1800s,

IT HAS BEEN A POSSIBLE

LOCATION FOR A CANAL TO

CONNECT THE TWO SEAS.

NOW A HONG KONG COMPANY HAS

SECURED THE RIGHTS TO BUILD

A CANAL ACROSS NICARAGUA TO

COMPETE WITH THE ONE IN

PANAMA.

AND INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING

LOOKS LIKE IT CAN SUPPORT

IT.

NICARAGUA IS CURRENTLY ONE

OF THE POOREST COUNTRIES IN

CENTRAL AMERICA, SO THE

PROSPECT OF A CANAL TO RIVAL

PANAMA'S IS APPEALING.

BUT TENS OF THOUSANDS WILL

BE FORCIBLY RELOCATED FROM

THEIR HOMES IN THE PATH OF

CONSTRUCTION, AND THAT'S

JUST THE START OF THE

CONTROVERSY.

THERE IS ONE PROBLEM WITH

BUILDING THE CANAL ACROSS

LAKE NICARAGUA, AND THAT'S

THIS ISLAND IN THE MIDDLE OF

THE LAKE.

IT HAPPENS TO BE AN ACTIVE

VOLCANO.

AND THAT'S ONE OF THE

REASONS THEY DIDN'T BUILD

THE CANAL HERE ORIGINALLY.

PROTESTORS SAY THE CANAL

WILL CAUSE MASSAGE DAMAGE TO

THE COUNTRY'S JUNGLES AND

WATER SUPPLY.

AND NOT TO MENTION THE CANAL

WOULD BE MORE THAN 100 MILES

LONGER THAN THE ONE IN

PANAMA.

THAT MEANS THE EXCAVATION OF

MORE THAN 10 TIMES THE

AMOUNT OF EARTH EVER REAR

REMOVED FROM A CANAL.

WE THINK IT WILL BE

BETWEEN 60 AND $70 BILLION.

AND THEY SAY IT WILL BE

$50 MILLION.

Reporter: IF THE

NICARAGUAN CANAL IS

SUCCESSFUL, IT WILL

BE

A

GAME-CHANGER, NOT ONLY FOR

THIS POOR CENTRAL AMERICAN

COUNTRY, BUT FOR GLOBAL

SHIPPING IN GENERAL.

DESPITE THE RISKS, MOST

NICARAGUANS ARE EXCITED AT

THE PROJECT.

Through Translator: THE

YOUNG PEOPLE AROUND HERE ARE

PRACTICALLY WITHOUT WORK.

FOR THIS REASON THERE IS

MUCH VIOLENCE AND CRIME.

BUT I TRUST IN MY LORD THAT

ALL OF THIS WILL END WITH

THIS CANAL THAT IS COMING.

AND EVERYONE WILL

HAVE A

JOB.

REMEMBER, EVERY PENNY

THAT COMES FROM THE CANAL IS

FROM ABROAD, THAT HAS BEEN

MOVED AROUND.

IT IS A FRESH INJECTION OF

MONEY TO THE COUNTRY.

Reporter: CONSTRUCTION

IS NOW UNDER WAY IN

NICARAGUA.

IF SUCCESSFUL, IT WILL

REPRESENT COMPETITION FOR

PANAMA.

BUT BETWEEN NOW AND THEN,

ONE HONG KONG COMPANY HAS A

LOT OF DIGGING TO DO.

IN NICARAGUA, I'M CHUCK

HOLTON FOR CBN NEWS.

Pat: I BET YOU HAVEN'T

HEARD ABOUT THAT THAT MUCH.

THE FACT THEY'RE GOING TO

BUILD A CANAL NEXT TO AN

ACTIVE VOLCANO -- THAT'S NOT

TOO COOL, EITHER.

BUT THEY'RE TIED TO THAT

LAKE, SO THEY DON'T HAVE TO

DIG THAT MUCH.

BUT $60 BILLION,

$70 BILLION, THAT'S A HEAP

OF CHANGE FOR A SMALL

COUNTRY.

TERRY?

Terry: COMING UP, FROM

A LAND THAT TIME FORGOT, A

YOUNG TEENAGER IS TAKEN ON A

SEVEN-MILE TREK THROUGH THE

MOUNTAINS ON HER WAY TO A

LIFE-SAVING SURGERY.

WE'RE GOING TOFULLY HE TO

FOLLOW HER JOURNEY WHEN WE

COME BACK.

Pat: ALL THE WAY AROUND

THE WORLD, A COUNTRY MAYBE

YOU HAVEN'T EVEN HEARD OF.

IN THAT COUNTRY WAS A

13-YEAR-OLD GIRL NAMED

KRISHNA, AND SHE WAS TOLD IN

ORDER TO LIVE AND BE

HEALTHY, SHE NEEDED

OPEN-HEART SURGERY.

WELL, SHE THOUGHT SHE WAS

GOING TO DIE.

SUCH AN OPERATION WAS

IMPOSSIBLE FOR HER POOR

FAMILY TO AFFORD.

SO KRISHNA BEGAN PRAYING FOR

A MIRACLE.

THIS IS THE STORY OF

KRISHNA'S MIRACLE.

Reporter: HIGH IN THE

MOUNTAINS OF NORTHWEST NEPAL

IS A LAND THE TIME HAS

FORGOTTEN.

MOST PEOPLE IN THIS DISTRICT

HAVE NO RUNNING WATER,

ELECTRICITY, OR DOCTORS.

LIVING OFF THE LAND ISN'T

EASY, AND THE THIN AIR MAKES

IT MORE DIFFICULT.

IT WAS ESPECIALLY HARD FOR

13-YEAR-OLD KRISHNA.

SHE SUFFERED EVERY DAY, NOT

KNOWING SHE HAD HEART

PROBLEMS.

Through Translator: I

COULDN'T WALK OR FETCH

WATER.

I FEEL WEAK.

IT IS DIFFICULT TO WORK.

I CANNOT DIG IN THE GROUND.

Reporter: LIKE MOST

PEOPLE IN HER VILLAGE,

KRISHNA AND HER FAMILY WERE

HINDU.

BUT THEIR GODS AND WITCH

DOCTORS COULD DO NOTHING FOR

HER.

THEN THEY HEARD THERE WAS

HOPE.

I HEARD THERE WAS LIFE IN

JESUS, THAT THERE WAS

SALVATION.

MY FATHER BECAME A

BELIEVER AND PRAYED I WOULD

SURVIVE.

LATER I ALSO BECAME A

BELIEVER.

Reporter: THEIR FAITH

IN JESUS INFURIATED THEIR

NEIGHBORS.

THEY ASKED US, WHAT WILL

YOU GET BY BELIEVING?

THEN THEY TOLD US TO LEAVE

THE VILLAGE.

Reporter: BUT KRISHNA'S

FAMILY STOOD THEIR GROUND.

WE ASKED GOD FOR HELP.

WE SAID, LORD, WE PRAY THAT

THEY

WILL ALSO BELIEVE IN

YOU.

YOR

Reporter: KRISHNA'S

CONDITION GOT WORSE.

A DOCTOR IN A NEARBY VILLAGE

SAID SHE NEEDED OPEN-HEART

SURGERY.

I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO

DIE.

I PRAYED, FATHER GOD, PLEASE

HELP ME.

PLEASE PROVIDE FOR ME.

SAVE MY LIFE.

I PRAY IN THE NAME OF

JESUS.

AMEN.

Reporter: THEN THEIR

PASTOR HEARD ABOUT CBN AND

CALLED US.

WE CAME TO KRISHNA'S HOME

AND TOLD HER CBN WOULD PAY

FOR HER SURGERY AT A

HOSPITAL IN KATHMANDU.

HER FAMILY AND FRIENDS SAID

THEIR GOOD-BYES,

UNDERSTANDING THAT THERE WAS

NO GUARANTEE THAT THE

OPERATION WOULD HEAL HER.

WE WERE SAD BECAUSE WE'RE

NOT SURE IF SHE WILL RETURN

ALIVE.

Reporter: THE JOURNEY

TO KATHMANDU BEGAN ON FOOT.

FOUFOR SEVEN HOURS,

KRISHNA'S FATHER AND OTHERS

CARRIED HER DOWN THE

MOUNTAINS AND ACROSS VALLEYS

TO THE NEAREST AIRPORT.

ONCE WE ARRIVED, KRISHNA HAD

TO LEAVE HER HOME AND FAMILY

BEHIND.

WHEN KRISHNA AND THE CBN

TEAM ARRIVED AT THE

HOSPITAL, DOCTORS TOLD HER

SHE MADE IT JUST IN TIME

BECAUSE WITHOUT SURGERY, SHE

ONLY HAD A FEW DAYS LEFT TO

LIVE.

THE SURGERY WAS A SUCCESS.

DOCTORS TOLD KRISHNA SHE

WOULD HAVE TO LIVE IN

KATHMANDU FOR ONGOING

MEDICAL TREATMENTS.

SO A CHRISTIAN FAMILY THERE

WELCOMED HER AS PART OF

THEIR FAMILY.

SIX MONTHS LATER KRISHNA

WENT HOME FOR A VISIT.

THIS TIME SHE MADE THE

SEVEN-HOUR TREK THROUGH THE

MOUNTAINS ON HER OWN.

WHEN SHE ARRIVED, SHE WAS

THE PICTURE OF HEALTH.

MANY PEOPLE DIDN'T EVEN

RECOGNIZE HER.

SHE LOOKS HEALTHY.

SHE HAS GAINED WEIGHT AND

LOOKS SMART AND CLEAN.

WHEN I SAW HER, MY HEART

UPLIFTED.

UPLIFTED.

I FELT A LIGHT WITHIN ME.

Reporter: KRISHNA AND

HER FAMILY GAVE ALL OF THE

GLORY TO JESUS CHRIST.

THE LORD HEALED MY

SISTER!

GOD IS GREAT!

HE LISTENED TO MY PRAYERS

WHEN I WAS IN DISTRESS.

I'M SO THANKFUL TO GOD.

Reporter: AND SOME OF

THOSE WHO PERSECUTED THEM

NOW GATHER AT THEIR HOME TO

PRAISE AND WORSHIP THE ONE,

TRUE GOD.

IT IS ONLY BY THE GRACE

OF GOD

THAT WE NOW

UNDERSTAND THAT JESUS IS

GOD.

I WANT TO SHARE MY

TESTIMONY WITH EVERYONE.

ALL OF YOU WHO PRAYED FOR

ME, AND THE MONEY FOR MY

OPERATION, I WANT TO THINK

ALL OF THE PEOPLE OF GOD.

Pat: YOU DIDN'T THINK

YOU WERE DOING SOMETHING IN

KATHMANDU, DID YOU?

YOU NEVER THOUGHT YOU WERE

DOING SOMETHING IN NEPAL?

WE REACH OUT INTO THE FAR

CORNERS OF THE EARTH AND THE

HEIGHTS OF THE HI HIMALAYAS

TO DEAL WITH PEOPLE.

WHAT A PRECIOUS GIRL.

SHE ASKED JESUS TO HELP

HER.

IT IS SO MARVELOUS.

THAT'S WHY WE'RE HERE ON

EARTH.

IF IT WASN'T FOR SOMETHING

LIKE THIS, WE COULD ALL GET

RAPTURED AND GET OUT OF

HERE.

BUT THAT'S NOT GOD'S PLAN.

HE WANTS US TO HELP OTHERS

AND TEACH PEOPLE WHAT

COMPASSION IS AND WHAT THE

COMPASSIONATE FATHER IS.

ANYHOW, IF YOU WANT TO HELP

US -- AND I HOPE YOU DO --

YOU CAN BE A "700 CLUB"

MEMBER, JUST $20 A MONTH, 65

CENTS A DAY.

I SEE SOME OF THESE UNGODLY

PRICES FOR COFFEE AT

STARBUCKS, AND YOU THINK A

COUPLE OF LATTES AND YOU'VE

GOT YOUR MEMBERSHIP, OR

THREE OR FOUR OF THEM.

WE NEED YOU.

TOGETHER, A LITTLE BIT MEANS

A LOT IF IT'S DONE WITH A

MILLION PEOPLE.

SO WE'LL SEND YOU SOMETHING

CALLED "BE HEALED."

THERE ARE SOME MARVELOUS

TESTIMONIES AND GREAT

TEACHING, AND ALL TOGETHER

AN INSPIRATIONAL VIDEO THAT

YOU CAN PLAY AND GIVE TO

YOUR FRIENDS.

Terry: THIS IS FRANK,

WHO LIVES IN LOS ANGELES,

CALIFORNIA.

HE HAS SEEN THE "BE HEALED"

D.V.D.

HE SAYS, "THE BE HEALED

D.V.D. GIVES US SO MUCH

HOPE.

SO MANY PEOPLE ARE IN NEED

OF ENCOURAGEMENT.

THANK YOU FOR IT."

COMING UP LATER, YOU'RE

GOING TO MEET A MILITARY

WIFE WHO IS THE MOTHER OF --

GET THIS -- FOUR OFFICERS.

ONE IN THE ARMY, NAVY, AND

THE MARIN MARINE CORPS.

Wendy: AND WELCOME BACK

TO "THE 700 CLUB."

SOME INDIAN RESERVATIONS

WON'T RECOGNIZE SAME-SEX,

EVEN IF THE SUPREME COURT

LEGALIZES GAY MARRIAGE THIS

YEAR.

THAT'S BECAUSE INDIAN

RESERVATIONS ARE CLASSIFIED

AS SOVEREIGN NATIONS, AND

THE INFLUENCE OF

CHRISTIANITY IS STILL STRONG

IN MANY TRIBES, MORE THAN A

CENTURY AFTER MASS

CONVERSIONS ON THESE

RESERVATIONS.

11 TRIBES, WITH A TOTAL

MEMBERSHIP OF ABOUT ONE

MILLION WON'T RECOGNIZE

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE.

SOME MEMBERS OF THE NORTH

CAROLINA LEGISLATURE SAY IT

IS TIME TO HONOR BILLY

GRAHAM WITH A STATUE INSIDE

THE U.S. CAPITAL.

AND STATES ARE ALLOWED TO

MAKE CHANGES.

A STATUE OF GRAHAM WILL

REPLACE ONE OF A FORMER

GOVERNOR WITH LINKS TO THE

WHITE SUPREMACY MOVEMENT

OVER A CENTURY AGO.

GRAHAM IS A NATIVE OF NORTH

CAROLINA.

THE 96-YEAR-OLD EVANGELIST

HAS PREACHED IN OVER 186

COUNTRIES AND TERRITORIES.

AND HE HAS BEEN A LEADER IN

THE EVANGELICAL MOVEMENT.

VERY FITTING.

YOU CAN ALWAYS GET THE

LATEST FROM CBN NEWS BY

GOING TO OUR WEBSITE AT

CBNNEWS.COM.

PAT AND TERRY WILL BE BACK

WITH MORE OF "THE 700 CLUB"

RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Pat: A NEW ENROLLMENT

GOING ON FOR REGENT

UNIVERSITY.

EIGHT-WEEK COURSES.

YOU CAN GET EVERYTHING IN

EIGHT WEEKS, AND THEN YOU

CAN GET ANOTHER ONE.

FOR INFORMATION YOU CAN CALL

1-866-910-7618.

AND LOG ON TO REGENT.EDU.

70 COURSES RIGHT NOW.

70 COURSES, INCLUDING A

NUMBER OF GRADUATE DEGREES,

BEING OFFERED AT REGENT

UNIVERSITY.

AND YOU CAN BE PART OF IT.

SO, WEREN' ONCE AGAIN, LET

ME GIVE YOU THAT NUMBER.

THERE ON THE SCREEN,

1-866-910-7618.

REGENT.EDU.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, SIMPER

GUMBI MEANS ALWAYS FLEXIBLE,

AND THAT IS AN APPROPRIATE

MODEL FOR ALL MILITARY

FAMILIES THAT ELAINE DRY HAS

ADOPTED.

AS THE NATIONAL SPOKESPERSON

FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN

SERVING IN THE MILITARY.

WOW, WHAT'S A MOM LIKE ME

DOING IN A PLACE LIKE THIS?

I'M NOT EVEN A POLITICAL

PERSON.

BUT WHAT I AM IS A MILITARY

MOM.

Reporter: ELAINE DRY

CONSIDERED IT AN HONOR TO

INTRODUCE THE FIRST LADY AT

A 2012 CONVENTION.

SHE SAW IT AS A WAY TO SHARE

WHAT'S IMPORTANT TO HER:

TAKING CARE OF MILITARY

FAMILIES.

WITH FOUR CHILDREN SERVING

IN AMERICA'S ARMED FORCES,

SHE UNDERSTANDS THE WORRY,

THE MISSED HOLIDAYS, THE

TEARFUL GOOD-BYES THAT EVERY

MILITARY MOM HAS TO FACE.

IN HER BOOK, "BE SAFE, LOVE

MOM," SHE OFFERS

ENCOURAGEMENT AND GUIDANCE

TO MOMS NAVIGATING LIFE ON

THE HOMEFRONT.

Terry: PLEASE WELCOME

TO "THE 700 CLUB," ELAINE

DRY.

IT'S GREAT TO HAVE YOU

HERE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR

HAVING ME.

Terry: DO YOU KNOW

ANYONE ELSE, WHO, LIKE YOU,

HAS FOUR CHILDREN SERVING IN

FOUR DIFFERENT BRANCHES OF

THE MILITARY.

I DON'T KNOW FOUR

DIFFERENT BRANCHES.

I KNOW FAMILIES WITH FOUR IN

TWO BRANCHES.

Terry: WE LIVE IN A

MILITARY AREA HERE, SO WE

ARE SO AWARE OF THE

CHALLENGES THAT FAMILIES

FACE AND THE SACRIFICE THAT

IS PAID.

HOW DO YOU SLEEP AT NIGHT?

WELL, WITH A GOOD DEAL OF

PRAYER, THAT'S FOR SURE.

AND SOME GREAT FRIENDS THAT

ARE MILITARY MOMS THAT I

CALL MY BATTLE BUDDIES.

AND I JUST -- AND I RELY ON

THE PRIDE I HAVE IN MY

CHILDREN'S SERVICE.

WHEN MY HUSBAND AND I WERE

RAISING OUR CHILDREN, WE HAD

FOUR IN FIVE YEARS.

SO IT WAS A PRETTY CRAZY

TIME.

BUT WE KNEW WE WANTED TO

RAISE WARRIORS, NOT MILITARY

WARRIORS, BUT YOUNG MEN AND

WOMEN WHO WOULD GROW UP TO

BE FIGHTING FOR THE RIGHT,

WHETHER IT WAS IN THE

MILITARY OR WHATEVER THEIR

CALLING WAS.

AND SO NOW I AM SO PROUD OF

THEM, THAT THEY LIVE LIVES

OF INTEGRITY AND SERVICE

BEYOND SELF.

Terry: ISN'T THAT

WONDERFUL.

WHAT A THING TO BE ABLE TO

SAY AS A PARENT.

WHAT MORE CAN YOU ASK

FOR, THAN TO SEE YOUR

CHILDREN GROWING UP --

Terry: AND CONTRIBUTING

AT THE SAME TIME.

NOT JUST FOR THEMSELVES, BUT

FOR THE COUNTRY.

RIGHT.

Terry: WHAT ARE SOME OF

THE BIGGEST CHALLENGES YOU

THINK FACE FAMILIES THAT

HAVE PEOPLE IN THE

MILITARY?

I SAY TO EVERYONE, I

SPEAK FOR THE MOMS.

I'VE BEEN A MILITARY CHILD,

I MARRIED A MILITARY SERVICE

PERSON, BUT WHEN I BECAME A

MILITARY MOM AND HAD TO LET

GO, THAT WAS A VERY PROFOUND

AND VERY DIFFICULT

EXPERIENCE.

BECAUSE I SAY IT WASN'T LIKE

WE CUT THE APRON STRINGS.

THEY WERE CUT WITH A

MACHETE.

EVERYTHING CHANGED

OVERNIGHT.

AND I NO LONGER HAD ANY

CONTROL, BUT I ALSO KNEW

THAT THEY COULD POTENTIALLY

BE GOING INTO HARM'S WAY.

SO THAT WAS A VERY DIFFICULT

TRANSITION.

Terry: I CAN'T

IMAGINE.

YOU TALK ABOUT THE MOTTO OF

MILITARY FAMILIES BEING

"SEMPRA GUMBI," AND HOW DOES

THAT APPLY?

YOU LEARN THAT VERY

QUICKLY WHEN YOU LOSE

CONTROL OF YOUR CHILDREN.

BECAUSE ALL OF A SUDDEN ALL

OF YOUR PLANS ARE GONE.

AND SO YOU HAVE TO LOSE YOUR

EXPECTATIONS.

AND THE FIRST THING WHERE IT

IS REALLY DIFFICULT IS

HOLIDAYS.

THAT EMPTY SEAT AT THE TABLE

CAN BE VERY, VERY DIFFICULT,

ESPECIALLY IF YOU'RE A MOM

WHO LOVES TO HAVE EVERYONE

AROUND YOU.

Terry: MOST MOMS DO.

IT IS LIKE ALL OF THE CHICKS

IN THE NEST ARE A GOOD DAY.

AND THE NEST IS EMPTY,

AND IT NEEDS TO BE EMPTY

BECAUSE THEY HAVE WORK TO

DO, TAKING CARE OF THE REST

OF US.

SO WE LEARN HOW TO FIND WAYS

TO FIND JOY, THAT IT IS NOT

TIED TO A SPECIFIC DAY.

SO WE HAVE CHRISTMAS AT THE

COUNTY FAIR.

THAT'S THE TIME WHEN IF

EVERYONE CAN GET HOME, WE

WILL HAVE OUR CHRISTMAS.

AND SO THAT'S ONE OF THE

WAYS THAT I HAVE HAD TO

RELINQUISH ANY IDEA THAT I

MIGHT HAVE CONTROL.

I JUST NEED TO BE FLEXIBLE.

Terry: IT IS A GREAT

CONCEPT FOR ALL OF US, BUT

ESPECIALLY FOR THOSE OF YOU

WHO ARE MILITARY PARENTS.

I WANT TO ASK YOU, IF YOU'RE

CHILDREN ARE SERVING DURING

A TIME WHEN THERE IS NO

CONFLICT, THAT'S ONE THING.

BUT WHEN YOUR CHILDREN ARE

DEPLOYED TO REGIONS OF THE

WORLD THAT ARE UNSAFE, WHAT

DO YOU, AS A MOM, DO TO HELP

YOURSELF WORK THROUGH THAT?

IN 2001, WHEN OUR OLDEST

STARTED AT THE NAVAL

ACADEMY, IT WAS A TIME OF

PEACE.

AND THAT ALL CHANGED ON

9/11.

AND ALL OF A SUDDEN

OVERNIGHT IT WAS ALL

DIFFERENT.

AND OUR SUBSEQUENT CHILDREN

CHOSE TO SERVE, KNOWING WHAT

WAS IN FRONT OF THEM.

AND THAT IS WHEN I REALLY

HAD TO DIG INTO MY TOOL KIT

AND FIGURE OUT HOW I WAS

GOING TO COPE.

Terry: THAT'S WHERE THE

RUBBER MEETS THE ROAD, ISN'T

IT?

RIGHT.

THAT'S WHERE THAT WARRIOR

PSALM, PSALM 91, COMES IN

THAT IS SO MEANINGFUL TO SO

MANY OF US WITH MILITARY

LOVED ONES.

AND MY OTHER LITTLE TRICK

WAS, I STARTED TO KNIT.

WHICH SOUNDS KIND OF SILLY,

BUT THAT MINDLESS WORKING OF

THE HANDS, TIED INTO THE

BRAIN, TIED INTO THE HAND,

AND THAT WILL CALM ME ON

TIMES WHEN I AM REALLY

AFRAID.

Terry: YOU, AS A PARENT

IN SO MANY IN THE MILITARY,

ARE FAMILIAR WITH THE

RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO

MILITARY FAMILIES.

WHAT ARE SOME OF THOSE

RESOURCES?

WHAT I DO IS TRY TO

CATALOG SOME OF THEM.

WE'RE NOT ON A POST WHERE WE

GET BRIEFINGS.

WE'RE SCATTERED ALL OVER THE

COUNTRY.

SO TRYING TO PULL TOGETHER A

LIST OF RESOURCES, WHETHER

IT BE FROM THE V.A. WEBSITE,

THE MILITARY FAMILY

ASSOCIATION, THE TAPS

ASSOCIATION FOR DEALING WITH

GRIEF, AND SO THOSE ARE A

LOT -- THAT'S PART OF MY

GOAL.

THIS IS NOT JUST A BOOK.

THIS IS A WAY TO BRING

COMFORT, INSPIRATION, AND

INFORMATION.

Terry: SO, KIM, YOU

JUST SPEAK TO ALL OF US.

YOU'RE INVOLVED IN MILITARY,

AND WE LIVE IN A MILITARY

REGION, BUT ALMOST EVERYONE

KNOWS SOMEONE WHO HAS A

FAMILY MEMBER SERVING OR IS

DEALING WITH POST-TRAUMATIC

SYNDROME OR SOME OTHER

AFTERMATH OF HAVING SERVED.

WHAT CAN WE DO TO HELP?

HOW CAN WE HELP MILITARY

FAMILIES?

I THINK ONE OF THE FIRST

THINGS YOU CAN DO IS REALLY

ASK, HOW IS YOUR SON DOING?

HOW IS IT GOING?

Terry: IT'S OKAY.

IT'S OKAY TO TALK ABOUT

IT.

BECAUSE THERE ARE TIMES WHEN

I WOULD FEEL LIKE NOBODY

EVEN KNOWS, NOBODY EVEN

CARES.

Terry: OH, I'M SURE.

SO JUST ASK.

BECAUSE I WOULD LOVE TO BE

ABLE TO TELL YOU HOW THEY'RE

DOING OR WHERE THEY ARE.

AND THEN IF THEY ARE FORWARD

DEPLOYED, ASK TO SEND A

PACKAGE, ASK TO SEND A

LETTER.

BECAUSE THAT HELPS THEM KNOW

THEY ARE NOT FORGOTTEN.

BUT JUST THE IDEA THAT OTHER

PEOPLE KNOW THAT I AM

CARRYING THIS EXTRA WEIGHT

AROUND.

BECAUSE I CALL IT MY

MILITARY MOM BACKPACK.

I PUT IT ON AS SOON AS THEY

ENTERED THE MILITARY.

IT DOESN'T MATTER IF THEY'RE

IN THE U.S. OR IF THEY'RE

OVERSEAS.

I HAVE AVIATORS, AND THERE

HAVE BEEN 10 AVIATOR

ACCIDENTS IN THE LAST YEAR.

I NEED GOD'S PROTECTION AND

PEACE ALL OF THE TIME.

Terry: WE'RE TOUCHING

THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG.

ELAINE'S BOOK IS CALLED "BE

SAFE, LOVE MOM."

I WANT TO SUGGEST THAT YOU

GIVE THIS TO SOMEONE YOU

KNOW OR LOVE THAT HAS FAMILY

IN THE MILITARY.

IT IS A GREAT BOOK FOR YOU

TO READ IF THERE IS SOMEONE

IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD OR YOUR

LIFE AS WELL.

AND CBN HAS OUR OWN OUTREACH

TO MILITARY FAMILIES, AND

ITS CALLED "HELPING THE

HOMEFRONT".

AND IF YOUR A "700 CLUB,"

YOU'RE ALREADY A PART OF

THAT.

AND WE WANT TO SAY THANK

YOU.

IF YOU'RE NOT, WE WANT TO

INVITE YOU TO JOIN US BY

CALLING THE NUMBER ON YOUR

SCREEN: 1-800-759-0700.

AND YOU CAN ALSO LOG ON TO

CBN.COM.

AS ELAINE HAS BEEN SHARE, WE

ALL CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

AND WE ALL SHOULD.

ELAINE B BRIEE.

Pat: WHEN WE COME BACK,

WE'RE GOING TO GO TO YOUR

E-MAIL.

ROBIN SAYS, "DO SEXUAL SINS

AFFECT YOUR BODY, AND WILL

THEY BRING A DISTANCE

BETWEEN GOD AND ME?"

STAY TUNED FOR THE ANSWER

WHEN WE COME BACK.

Terry: WE WANT TO DO

SOME E-MAIL QUESTION AND

ANSWER SESSION HERE.

PAT, THIS FIRST ONE IS FROM

ROBIN WHO SAYS, "DO SEXUAL

SINS AFFECT YOUR BODY, AND

WILL THEY BRING A DISTANCE

BETWEEN GOD AND ME?

WILL WE LOSE OUR

FELLOWSHIP?"

Pat: AFFECT THE BODY --

I DON'T WANT TO GET INTO ANY

PHYSIOLOGICAL.

I DON'T KNOW.

I THINK GUILT WILL AFFECT

YOUR BODY.

THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO HAVE

TERRIBLE GUILT.

THEY HAVE A SEXUAL ENCOUNTER

OUTSIDE OF MARRIAGE, AND

THEY FEEL GUILTY AND IT

HAUNTS THEM.

OF COURSE THAT WILL AFFECT

YOUR BODY.

IT WILL AFFECT ALL OF YOUR

BEING.

I ALSO THINK PROMISCUITY

WILL TAKE AWAY THE

SATISFACTION AND THE JOY YOU

GET WHEN YOU FINALLY GET

MARRIED AND YOU HAVE A

RELATIONSHIP.

YOU CAN'T QUITE SHARE IT

BECAUSE THERE HAS BEEN TOO

MUCH GOING ON.

AND THE WONDER OF THE

MARITAL UNION IS LEFT.

AS FAR AS GOD -- HE TALKS

ABOUT FORNICATION.

IT'S A SIN.

AND I KNOW HOW SEXUAL THIS

WORLD IS.

EVERYBODY IS SEX, SEX, SEX.

BUT THE LORD ORDAINED SEXUAL

RELATIONSHIPS IN MARRIAGE.

HE BASICALLY SAYS WAIT, BUT

IT IS NOT EASY, FOR YOUNG

PEOPLE PARTICULARLY.

Terry: THIS VIEWER

SAYS, "THE BIBLE TALKS ABOUT

US MEETING THE LORD IN THE

AIR WHEN HE RETURNS, AND TO

BE ABSENT FROM THE BODY IS

TO BE WITH THE LORD.

WILL HEAVEN BE ON EARTH?"

Pat: I THINK HEAVEN

WILL BE A DIMENSION BEYOND

ANYTHING WE KNOW RIGHT NOW.

THE BIBLE SAYS, YOU KNOW,

HEAVEN IS MY THRONE AND THE

EARTH IS MY FOOT STOOL.

THERE ARE ALL KINDS OF

HEAVEN.

SO I DON'T THINK THERE IS

GOING TO BE SOMETHING IN THE

AIR OUTSIDE OF EARTH.

BUT GOD HAS A PLACE, AND I

THINK IT WILL BE A PLACE

BECAUSE WE WILL NOT JUST BE

WANDERING AROUND AS

SPIRITS.

WE'LL HAVE RESURRECTION

BODIES.

AND HOW IT ALL WORKS, I

DON'T KNOW.

BECAUSE I'VE NEVER DONE IT

YET.

Terry: I THINK PEOPLE

GET CONFUSED ABOUT THIS,

TOO, BECAUSE IT TALKS ABOUT

A THOUSAND-YEAR REIGN AND

GOING TO JERUSALEM.

Pat: THERE IS A TIME

WHEN WE'LL REIGN WITH HIM

FOR A THOUSAND YEARS, WHEN

HE COMES BACK, AND THEN THE

DEAD WILL RISE AND THEY'LL

ALL BE JUDGED AT THE GREAT

WHITE THRONE AND SO FORTH.

BUT THE BIBLE SAYS, HE THAT

HEARS MY WORD AND BELIEVES

ON HIM WHO SENT ME HAS

EVERLASTING LIFE AND SHALL

NOT COME INTO THE JUDGMENT,

BUT HAS PASSED FROM DEATH

INTO LIFE.

SO WHAT IT SAYS IS, WHEN WE

COME TO THE LORD, WE HAVE

PASSED THAT GREAT WHITE

THRONE THING, AND WE WILL BE

WITH THE LORD.

AND WHETHER TO BE WITH THE

LORD, WHICH IS FAR BETTER,

OR TO REMAIN AND THE

FLESH -- IT'S A QUESTION,

I'M GOING TO DEPART AND BE

WITH THE LORD, OR I'M GOING

TO STAY IN THE FLESH AND DO

WHAT IS NEEDED FOR YOU.

Terry: THIS IS HERE

REWHO HAS A QUESTION FROM

HER 8-YEAR-OLD GRANDSON: "IF

GOD IS IN HEAVEN, HOW DID HE

DIE?"

Pat: HEAVEN IS NOT DEAD

PEOPLE.

HEAVEN IS LIVE PEOPLE.

HEAVEN IS ALIVE WITH ANGELS

AND SPIRITS AND JOYOUS

REUNIONS.

AND EVERYBODY IS ALIVE IN

HEAVEN.

SO GOD DIDN'T DIE, DARLING.

Terry: LISA SAYS, "WHEN

THE BIBLE OR SOMEONE SAYS

LORD, ARE THEY TALKING ABOUT

GOD THE FATHER OR GOD THE

SON?"

Pat: THERE IS A WORD IN

HEBREW, YAWAY, AND THEY TAKE

IT AND MAKE -- WHEN YOU SEE

L-O-R-D IN YOUR BIBLE, THAT

IS YAWAY.

IT MEANS "HE WHO CAUSES

EVERYTHING TO BE."

THAT'S HIS NAME.

IN THE GREEK, THERE IS A

WORD "CURIOS," WHICH KIND OF

MEANS THE BOSS, THE

GOVERNOR.

WHEN THEY SAID "LORD," HE

WAS TALKING ABOUT THE BOSS.

THERE YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT

THE GOVERNOR, THE RULER, AND

IT CAN APPLY TO THE FATHER,

TO THE LORD JESUS HIMSELF

BECAUSE HE IS CALLED THE

LORD.

WE HAVE SEEN THE LORD,

CURIUS.

IT DEPENDS IF IT IS GREEK OR

WHAT THE CONTEXT IS.

Terry: GUSTAF SAYS,

"SINCE I WAS TWO YEARS OLD,

I'VE NEVER HAD A PARENTAL

FIGURE IN MY LIFE.

I WAS RAISED BY A MOTHER

HUGH W WAS A FEMINIST WHO

TOOK OUT ALL OF HER RAGE

TOWARDS MEN OUT ON ME.

SO MUCH SO THAT I DON'T

THINK I'LL EVER GET

MARRIED."

Pat: YOUR MOTHER

SOUNDED LIKE A TERRIBLE

PERSON, SHE HATED HER

HUSBAND AND HATED MEN AND A

STAUNCH FEMINIST AND THE

WHOLE THING.

THERE WILL BE A GIRL OR A

WOMAN SOME PLACE WHO WILL BE

THE LOVING, WONDERFUL LIFE

PARTNER YOU'RE LOOKING FOR.

I THINK YOU NEED TO GET INTO

A CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP WHERE

YOU'LL MEET PEOPLE LIKE

THAT.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE

AFRAID.

SO YOUR MOTHER SCREWED UP.

SO SHE IS GONE AND YOU'VE

GOT YOUR LIFE TO LIVE.

SO LIVE YOUR LIFE.

FIND OUT A FELLOWSHIP OF

CHRISTIANS WHERE YOU CAN GET

TOGETHER, AND YOU'LL MEET

PEOPLE WHO WILL SOFTEN YOUR

HEART.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH TODAY'S

POWER MINUTE FROM PSALM 51:

"FOR HE SHALL GIVE HIS

ANGELS CHARGE OVER YOU TO

KEEP YOU IN ALL YOUR WAYS."

THAT'S PSALM 91, EXCUSE ME.

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