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The 700 Club - May 13, 2015

Fashion expert Gina La Morte shares her faith and how God redeemed her life after the end of a difficult marriage. Plus, Carmine’s athletic dreams crash because of injuries and he participates in an insurance scam that puts him behind bars. Read Transcript


Wendy: TAKE A TRIP TOx

THE OLDEST HARBOR IN THE

WORLD, AND A PLACE WHERE

BIBLICAL PROPHECY IS BEING

FULFILLED.

HERE WE ARE, LIVING AND

ENJOYING IT TODAY.

Wendy: PLUS...

I THOUGHT, MY LIFE IS

COMPLETELY OVER.

Wendy: A FORMER PRO

WRESTLER MEETS HIS MATCH.

HE KNOCKED ME OUT OF

WRESTLING, PRETTY MUCH, A

2-YEAR-OLD KID.

Wendy: WATCH WHAT

HAPPENS WHEN HE LEAVES THE

RING.

I WAS EMBARRASSED.

I WAS ASHAMED THAT I EVEN

DID IT.

*

Gordon: WELL, WELCOME

TO "THE 700 CLUB."

INVESTIGATORS ARE SIFTING

THROUGH THE WRECKAGE TODAY

AFTER AN AMTRAK TRAIN

DERAILED IN PHILADELPHIA

LAST NIGHT.

THE CARS FLEW A OFF THE

RAILS GOING AROUND THE

TURN.

Wendy: THE ACCIDENT

LEFT SEVERAL PEOPLE DEAD AND

MORE THAN 100 INJURED.

PEOPLE CALLED THE CRASH

SCENE DEVASTATING AND

UNBELIEVABLE.

CAITLIN BURKE BRINGS US THE

STORY.

Reporter: WASHINGTON,

D.C. TO NEW YORK CITY, THE

OFFICERS SAY THE TRAIN

INVOLVED IN LAST NIGHT'S

AMTRAK CRASH HAD 200

PASSENGERS AND FIVE

EMPLOYEES.

PASSENGERS SAY EVERYTHING

FELT NORMAL UNTIL THE

HORRIFIC MOMENT WHEN THE

TRAIN JUMPED THE TRACKS.

BASICALLY THE TRAIN

TILTED OVER AND ROLLED.

SUDDENLY THE CARS JUST

GOT TOSSED AND THERE WAS A

MOMENT OF CHAOS, AND PEOPLE

AND THINGS WERE ALL KIND OF

TUMBLING AROUND AND THE CARS

WERE DARK.

Reporter:

PHILADELPHIA'S MAYOR,

MICHAEL NUTTER, SPOKE AT THE

CRASH SITE, CALLING THE

SCENE UNBELIEVABLE.

IT IS AN ABSOLUTE

DISASTEROUS MESS.

I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING

LIKE THIS IN MY LIFE.

Reporter: THE FEDERAL

RAILROAD ADMINISTRATION

REPORTS THAT THE ENGINE OF

THE TRAIN AND TWO CARS WERE

UPRIGHT, THREE ARE MANGLED

AND LYING ON THEIR SIDES,

AND ONE IS LEANING ON ITS

ROOF.

PATRICK MURPHY WAS ON THE

TRAIN.

HE SAID HE HEARD A BANG AND

THEN FELT EVERYTHING BEGIN

TO SHAKE.

HUMAN NATURE KICKED IN.

THERE WERE PEOPLE WHO DIDN'T

CARE ABOUT ANYBODY ELSE.

THEY WERE GETTING OFF THAT

TRAIN.

THE GUY NEXT TO ME WAS

UNCONSCIOUS, SO I KIND OF

SLAPPED HIM AND GOT HIM UP,

AND HE WAS OKAY.

Reporter: AMTRAK

ANNOUNCED LATE TUESDAY IT IS

CANCELLING ALL TRAFFIC

BETWEEN NEW YORK AND

PHILADELPHIA, ONE OF THE

MOST HEAVILY TRAVELLED

ROUTES IN THE NATION.

CAITLIN BURKE, CBN NEWS.

Gordon: IN OTHER NEWS,

THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

IS TAKING UP A BILL ON

ABORTION THAT COULD SET UP A

SHOWDOWN WITH THE WHITE

HOUSE.

EFREM GRAHAM HAS THAT STORY

FROM THE CBN NEWS ROOM.

Efrem: THE HOUSE IS SET

TO VOTE ON THAT BILL TODAY.

IT IS COMMONLY REFERRED TO

AS THE FETAL PAIN BILL

BECAUSE SUPPORTERS POINT TO

STUDIES THAT SHOW BABIES

INSIDE THE WOMB FEEL PAIN

AFTER 20 WEEKS.

SO THE BILL WILL ESSENTIALLY

BAN ABORTIONS AFTER FIVE

MONTHS.

DAVID BRODY SPOKE WITH HOUSE

MAJORITY LEADER KEVIN

McCARTHY ABOUT THE

MEASURE.

THERE ARE A LOT OF

PRO-CHOICERS WHO ARE

CONCERNED ABOUT THIS BILL

GOING TOO FAR.

WHAT IS YOUR RESPONSE TO

THAT?

I THINK ANYBODY, NO

MATTER WHERE THEY ARE ON

THIS ISSUE, WHEN IT COMES TO

AFTER 20 WEEKS, STUDIES HAVE

SHOWN THEY FEEL THE PAIN.

WHY WOULD YOU DO A

LATE-TERM?

THE CHILD IS VIABLE.

I THINK THERE IS AN

OPPORTUNITY HERE FOR

EVERYBODY TO SUPPORT THE

BILL, TO BE ABLE TO MOVE

FORWARD.

Efrem: IT IS NOT CLEAR

IF THE SENATE WILL TAKE UP

THE BILL, BUT IF THE SENATE

DOES PASS IT, PRESIDENT

OBAMA IS EXPECTED TO VETO

IT.

AT 16, MOST TEENAGERS THINK

ABOUT GETTING THEIR DRIVERS'

LICENSES AND BOR BORROWING

THE CAR, BUT ONE ILLINOIS

STUDENT HAS ALREADY WRITTEN

THREE BOOKS.

AND SHE IS PLANNING WHAT TO

DO WITH ME WITH HER

MASTER'S DEGREE FROM REGENT

UNIVERSITY.

I'M HERE TO PICK UP MY

CAP AND GOWN.

Reporter: PREPARING FOR

GRADUATION HAS BECOME A

COMMON EXPERIENCE FOR THIS

16-YEAR-OLD.

IN 2013, SHE MADE NATIONAL

HEADLINES WHEN SHE EARNED A

BACHELOR'S DEGREE AT AGE

14.

NOW SHE IS GRADUATING WITH A

MASTER'S DEGREE FROM REGENT

UNIVERSITY.

THE ILLINOIS TEEN MAJORED IN

ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP

WITH A FOCUS ON STRATEGIC

FORESIGHT, SOMETHING SHE

HOPES TO PUT TO USE RIGHT

AWAY.

MY DEGREE IS TO HELP

BUSINESSES TO PREPARE FOR

THE IMPACT IN THE FUTURE.

Reporter: SHE CHOSE

REGENT BECAUSE OF ITS

OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC TRACK

RECORD AND ITS STRONG JUDEO

PINPRINCIPLES.

WE FELT THE LORD LEADING

US TO GO TO THIS SCHOOL.

THERE IS THE ENVIRONMENT OF

THE WORD OF GOD BEING TAUGHT

THERE, AND THAT'S WHAT WE

LIKED.

IT WAS REALLY AN EASY

CHOICE, TO COME TO THE IVY

LEAGUE OR THE KINGDOM OF

GOD.

Reporter: IN SEPTEMBER

2014, SHE BEGAN ONLINE

CLASSES AND FINISHED THE

MASTER'S CLASSES IN JUST

EIGHT MONTHS.

I THANK GOD FOR GIVING ME

THE WISDOM TO FINISH MY

SCHOOL WORK AND TO TAKE

THESE COURSES AND UNDERSTOOD

THEM.

Reporter: HER WEB

CLASSES WERE FILLED WITH

STUDENTS TWICE HER AGE.

HER PROFESSORS SAY WHILE

COMPLETING THE COURSES IS AN

TREMENDOUS ACCOMPLISHMENT AT

ANYONE'S AGE, IT IS AMAZING

AT HER AGE.

THE MASTER'S DEGREE,

ESPECIALLY AT REGENT

UNIVERSITY, ARE VERY

RIGOROUS.

WE HAVE VERY HIGH STANDARDS,

AND TO GLORIFY GOD AT THE

SAME TIME.

THESE ARE NOT EASY DEGREES

TO PURSUE.

FOR STUDENTS TO GRADUATE

FROM A MASTER'S DEGREE AT

THAT YOUNG OF AN AGE, OF

COURSE, IS JUST AN

INCREDIBLE GIFT.

YOU KNOW, I CANNOT DESCRIBE

IT ANY OTHER WAY.

Reporter: NOW DOES IT

FEEL TO GET YOUR MASTER'S

DEGREE WHEN YOU HAVEN'T EVEN

GOTTEN YOUR DRIVER'S LICENSE

YET?

I'M VERY EXCITED AND I

THANK GOD FOR THE

OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE MY

KNOWLEDGE OF ORGANIZATIONAL

LEADERSHIP.

Reporter: PARENTS OF

THE YOUNG PRODIGY SAY --

PRAISE GOD.

I'M SO EXCITED.

IT WAS AN AMAZING JOURNEY.

IT WAS VERY CHALLENGING, BUT

GOD GAVE HER THE ABILITY.

OUR FAVORITE SCRIPTURE IS:

"WE CAN DO ALL THINGS

THROUGH CHRIST, WHO

STRENGTHENS US."

I SAW HER WORK HARD.

I SAW HER DEDICATION, HER

MOTIVATION, HER DRIVE, HER

PASSION, AND HER EXCITEMENT

TO COMPLETE IT.

BUT THE BIGGEST THING I GOT

FROM IT, THROUGH PRAYER SHE

DID ALL OF THAT.

Reporter: JEREMY, WHO

IS 25, COMPLETED HIS

MASTER'S DEGREE ALONGSIDE OF

LITTLE SISTER.

HE SAYS KEEPING UP WITH HER

WAS NO EASY TASK.

I FELT VERY HAPPY.

I SUPPORTED HER AND I PRAYED

FOR HER.

AND I FELT VERY GLAD FOR

THAT OPPORTUNITY TO

PARTICIPATE IN THIS

JOURNEY.

Reporter: WITH GRAD

SCHOOL NOW CHECKED OFF OF

HER LIST OF GOALS, THIS GIRL

GENIUS SAYS SHE IS READY TO

TAKE THE NEXT STEP.

I WANT TO TAKE AVIATION,

WITH A COMMON FACTOR IN

HUMAN SCIENCES.

IT IS TO HELP BUSINESSES IN

AVIATION.

Reporter: CHARLENE

AARON, CBN NEWS.

Efrem: IF YOU WOULD

LIKE TO FIND OUT MORE

INFORMATION ABOUT REGENT

UNIVERSITY, LOG ON TO

REGENT.EDU.

> OFFICIALS IN NEPAL ARE

ORDERING PEOPLE OUT OF

BUILDINGS AFTER THAT SECOND

QUAKE.

CASUALTIES WERE LOW BECAUSE

MOST PEOPLE ARE STILL LIVING

OUTDOORS AFTER THE

APRIL 25th QUAKE THAT

KILLED NEARLY 8,000 PEOPLE.

NEARLY 20,000 PEOPLE HAVE

BEEN JAWRLD IN TH INJURED

IN THE QUAKES.

AND ONE OF THE BIGGEST NEEDS

IN NEPAL IS CLEAN DRINKING

WATER.

SO "OPERATION BLESSING" CAME

UP WITH A CREATIVE WAY TO

SOLVE THAT PROBLEM.

Reporter: LIFE HAS

BECOME EXTREMELY DIFFICULT

FOR MANY SURVIVORS OF

NEPAL'S EARTHQUAKE.

AFTER LOSING EVERYTHING, THE

DISPLACED VICTIMS NOW FACE A

NEW DANGER: DIRTY WATER.

LIVING IN MAKESHIFT CAMPS,

WITH LITTLE ACCESS TO

HYGIENE, SANITATION AND

CLEAN WATER, THE THREAT OF

SICKNESS IS VERY REAL.

BUT LEADING THROUGH THE

DESTRUCTION OF THIS TOWN ARE

TWO MEMBERS OF THE

"OPERATION BLESSING" TEAM.

THEY USE MOTORCYCLES TO

ACCESS COMMUNITIES AND

DISTRIBUTE LIQUID CHLORINE

TO PURIFY WATER AND MAKE IT

COMPLETELY SAFE FOR

DRINKING.

THIS CHLORINE WAS

MANUFACTURED BY THE

"OPERATION BLESSING" TEAM

RIGHT IN NEPAL.

WE'RE IN NEPAL'S CAPITAL

CITY, KATHMANDU, WHERE

"OPERATION BLESSING"

INSTALLED TWO MACHINES,

CAPABLE OF PRODUCED

220 GALLONS OF LIQUID

CHLORINE EVERY DAY.

AND WHEN ADDED TO WATER, IT

MAKES IT 100% SAFE TO

DRINK.

THE "OPERATION BLESSING"

TEAMS USED THE CHLORINE IN A

VARIETY OF WAYS.

SOME IS ADDED DIRECTLY TO

WATER CONTAINERS AT ACCESS

POINTS, AND SOME SOLUTION IS

GIVEN DIRECTLY TO FAMILIES,

ALONG WITH TRAINING AND

INSTRUCTIONS ON PROPER USE.

26-YEAR-OLD INDU TOLD US SHE

AND HER TWO CHILDREN WERE

SICK FROM A STOMACH

ILLNESS.

WE WERE HEARING THE SAME

FROM OTHERS ALL OVER THIS

CAMP.

FROM HERE WE'LL BE RIGHT

BACK GOING TO BHERE WE'RE

GOING TO BE DISTRIBUTING

WATER ALL OVER THE CITIES.

WE CAN GET THIS CHLORINE OUT

INTO THE FIELD AND INTO THE

HANDS OF THE PEOPLE THAT

REALLY NEED IT.

Reporter: THANKS TO

"OPERATION BLESSING'S"

CHLORINE TECHNOLOGY AND SAFE

WATER TEAMS, THIS CUP OF

WATER IS SAFE TO DRINK, AND

THOUSANDS OF NEPALESE WILL

BE PROTECTED FROM SICKNESS

HAS THEY SLOWLY RECOVER FROM

THE DISASTER.

Efrem: AND, GORDON, IT

IS SO GOOD TO SEE "OPERATION

BLESSING" IS STILL ON THE

SCENE, MAKING A DIFFERENCE

WHERE IT IS NEEDED.

Gordon: IF YOU WANT TO

BE A PART OF THAT, BEING ON

THE SCENE, MAKING A

DIFFERENCE, GIVE US A CALL:

1-800-759-0700.

JUST SAY, I WANT TO GIVE TO

THE "OPERATION BLESSING"

DISASTER RELIEF FUND.

OR YOU CAN WRITE US, CBN

CENTER, VIRGINIA BEACH,

VIRGINIA BEACH, 23463.

OR YOU CAN ALSO LOG ONLINE.

WITH THIS SECOND QUAKE, THE

DEVASTATION IS JUST

UNIMAGINABLE.

AND WE WANT TO BE THERE TO

HELP PEOPLE.

SO IF YOU WANT TO HELP, GIVE

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

WENDY?

Wendy: UP NEXT, THE

PLACE WHERE GOD IS SAID TO

BE AT WORK RIGHT IN THE

MIDDLE OF A CROWDED SHOPPING

MALL.

SCOTT ROSS TAKES US THROUGH

THIS JERUSALEM MARKET AFTER

THIS.

Gordon: THE OPEN AIR

MARKET IN JERUSALEM IS ONE

OF THE MOST COLORFUL AND

POPULAR SPOTS IN THE CITY.

AND AS SCOTT ROSS SHOWS US,

IT IS ALSO A PLACE WHERE YOU

CAN SEE PROPHECY FULFILLED.

Reporter: MAHANE

YEHUDA, THE CAMP OF JUDAH,

KNOWN AS THE SHOOK IN

HEBREW.

IT IS JERUSALEM'S MOST

FAMOUS MARKET.

AND LIKE SO MANY OTHER

PLACES IN THE CITY, THERE IS

NOTHING ORDINARY ABOUT IT.

HERE WE ARE IN THE CITY OF

JERUSALEM --

ABSOLUTELY.

Reporter: AND WE'VE

COME ACROSS A VERY

WELL-KNOWN JAFFA ROAD.

ABOUT A MILE AND A HALF DOWN

THE ROAD IS THE OLD CITY'S

JAFFA GATE.

IN THE LATE 1800s, A FEW

BRAVE JEWS ESTABLISHED HOMES

HERE, A LONG WAY FROM THE

PROTECTION OF THE CITY

WALLS.

TODAY YOU WOULD NEVER

EVEN IMAGINE SUCH A THING,

BUT WHEN THEY MOVED OUT OF

THE OLD CITY, THEY WERE

MOVING TO THESE SECURED

NEIGHBORHOODS.

THAT'S WHY THE MARKET IS

NAMED AFTER THAT

NEIGHBORHOOD THAT WAS BUILT

IN 1887.

Reporter: JAFFA ROAD

CONNECTS JERUSALEM TO THE

MEDITERRANEAN SEAPORT,

CONSIDERED BY SOME THE

OLDEST HARBOR IN THE WORLD.

WHO WOULD HAVE BEEN ON

THIS ROAD IN THE RECENT

HISTORY?

SOMEONE LIKE GENERAL

ALLENBY, WHEN HE CAME AND

CON CONQUERED THIS.

THEODORE HERZL CAME DOWN

THIS ROAD.

BUT WHEN WE THINK REALLY OLD

AND ANCIENT, DO YOU REALIZE

THE THEATERS FROM LEBANON

THAT WERE IMPORTED BY DAVID

AND SOLOMON, THEY HAD TO

COME FROM JAFFA INTO

JERUSALEM.

WE DON'T KNOW EXACTLY THE

ROUTE THEY TOOK, BUT THIS

WAS THE MAIN ARTERY.

IT CERTAINLY HASN'T

DISAPPEARED OFF THE FACE OF

THE EARTH.

IT HAS HAD A

TRANSFORMATION.

NOW IT IS A PEDESTRIAN MALL

WITH A BEAUTIFUL

EUROPEAN-LIKE RAIL GOING

THROUGH IT.

Reporter: MY WIFE,

NEDRA AND I JOINED HER ON A

WALK THROUGH THE SHOOK AS

SHOPPERS PREPARED FOR THE

SABBATH.

WE HAVE TO BY HALAH.p?

IT IS THE BRAIDED BREAD.

IT COMES IN SEVERAL

DIFFERENT STYLES.

ONE IS SWEETER THAN THE

OTHER.

DO WE WANT IT WITH RAYS

RAISINS AND SWEET?

WITH RAISINS.

AND TRADITIONALLY, YOU

WOULD BUY TWO OF THEM

BECAUSE ON A FRIDAY THE

CHILDREN ALWAYS HAD A DOUBLE

PORTION.

WITH SPICY OLIVE.

OF COURSE, THE OLIVE IS

PART OF THE SYMBOL OF

ISRAEL.

WE HAVE THE MENORAH WITH

WITH THE TWO BRANCHES BY

ZACHARIAH 4, NOT BY MIGHT

AND NOT BY POWER.

LET'S KEEP GOING DOWN.

INTO IT BEAUTIFUL?

Reporter: EVERYTHING.

AND THEY'RE ORGANIC.

Reporter: DOZENS OF

COUNTRIES ARE REPRESENTED IN

THE SHOOK, BROUGHT HERE BY

JEWS RETURNING TO THE LAND

FROM MORE THAN 100

COUNTRIES.

AN IRANIAN JEW STARTED A

SPICE SHOP IN JERUSALEM IN

1953, AND LATER MOVED HERE

TO THE SHOOK.

TODAY HIS GRANDSONS STILL

RUN THE SHOP.

ALL OF THE MIXES ARE

HERE.

AND YOU DO ALL OF THE

MIXTURES YOURSELF?

YES.

THESE ARE THE SPICES.

THREE GENERATIONS MIXING

SPICES AND SELLING SPICES

HERE IN JERUSALEM FROM

IRAN.

Reporter: AN ESTIMATED

200,000 PEOPLE VISIT THE

SHOOK EACH WEEK.

RICH AND POOR, YOUNG AND

OLD, RELIGIOUS AND SECULAR,

AS WELL AS JEWS AND ARABS,

SHOP IN THE MARKET.

BUT IT HAS HAD ITS SHARE OF

TRAGEDY, TOO.

THIS IS WHAT I CAME TO

SHOW YOU.

THAT SAYS "REMEMBER," TO

REMEMBER.

Reporter: JULY 30,

1997, SUICIDE BOMBERS KILLED

16 PEOPLE HERE AND WOUNDED

ALMOST 200.

TERROR ATTACKS IN THE MARKET

VIRTUALLY DISOI DESTROYED

BUSINESS.

SO THEY REINVENTED THE SHOOK

TO MAKE IT ONE OF THE

TRENDIEST PLACES IN THE

CITY.

HUBIERAS

HOW ARE WE GOING TO

ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO COME

BACK HERE?

SO THE NEW FLOORS AND THE

NEW CEILINGS, AND ALSOS

OPENNESS TO SO MANY OTHER

KINDS OF SHOPS AND

RESTAURANTS, AND EVEN NIGHT

LIFE IS HERE.

Reporter: OBVIOUSLY

VERY SUCCESSFUL.

YOU SEE ALL THINGS WORK

TOGETHER FOR GOOD.

THIS TRAGEDY BROUGHT NEW

LIFE.

WE HAVEN'T EVEN SEEN A TINY.?

FRACTION OF THE SHOOK YET.

AND THIS IS CALLED THE IRAQI

MARKET.

SO WE'RE GOING DOWN THIS WAY

NOW.

Reporter: MORE THAN 250

VENDORS SELL EVERYTHING FROM

FRUITS AND VEGETABLES TO

GOURMET CHEESES, NUTS, AND

SPECIAL ITEMS LIKE FLAVORED

TAHINA AND TAHABA.

THIS IS A VERY OPEN

KITCHEN.

COME SEE IT.

THIS IS LAMB.

WE LIKE LAMB.

Reporter: WE ATE AT THE

AAZURA RESTAURANT, STARTED

BY THE OWNER'S FATHER IN

1982, WITH TRADITIONAL

TURKISH AND IRAQI FOOD.

IT IS SO AMAZING, THE

ABUNDANCE OF FOOD THAT IS

HERE.

I MEAN, THE TOMATOES ARE

LIKE THAT.

AND THE VARIETY OF FOOD --

ONE RELIGIOUS JEW SUMMED UP

THE SHOOK FOR US.

HE SAID, "IF YOU WANT TO

TALK TO GOD, GO TO THE

WESTERN WALL.

BUT IF YOU WANT TO SEE GOD

AT WORK, GO TO THE SHOOK."xx

AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT WE

SAW.xx

SCOTT ROSS AT MAHANE YEHUDA

MARKET IN JERUSALEM.

Gordon: VISIBLE

EVIDENCE OF THE IN-GATHERING

FROM ALL OF THE NATIONS

COMING BACK INTO JERUSALEM.

IT IS WONDERFUL TO SEE.

WENDY, DID IT MAKE YOU

HUNGRY?

Wendy: IT DID.

EVERYTHING LOOKED SO FRESH.

AND THERE IS SUCH AN

ABUNDANCE.

WHY CAN'T WE HAVE SOMETHING

LIKE THAT IN AMERICA?

Gordon: WHY DON'T YOU

BUILD ONE?

Wendy: I'VE GOT A

FULL-TIME JOB.

ANYWAY, COMING UP, HE WENT

FROM THE WRESTLING RING TO

THE CRIME RING.

THE MOMENT WHEN THE

F.B.I. PUT CUFFS ON ME, I

KNEW I NEEDED SOMETHING

REALLY BIG TO HELP ME GET

OUT OF THIS MESS.

Wendy: SEE EXACTLY HOW

HE GOT OUT OF THAT MESS

RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Gordon: HE KNOWS A

THING OR TO ABOUT MAKING

FAITH LOOK REAL.

HE HAS DOLED OUT HIS FAIR

SHARE OF BODY BREAKS AS A

PRO WRESTLING STAR.

AND THEN LATER, HE MADE FAKE

LOOK REAL BY STAGING CAR

ACCIDENTS AND PERPETRATING

AN INSURANCE FRAUD.

I WENT FROM ALL OF THE

HOPE IN THE WORLD TO

ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.

IN THAT MOMENT I HAD NO IDEA

WHAT I WAS GOING TO DO WITH

MY LIFE.

Reporter: AS A BOY,

CARMINE WAS OBSESSED WITH

THE IDEA OF PLAGU PLAYING

IN THE NFL.

AND HE WAS WELL ON HIS WAY,

THAT IS UNTIL THE LAST DAY

OF PRACTICE IN HIS JUNIOR

YEAR.

A KID ON MY TEAM CHOP

BLOCKED ME, AND THAT

DECISION CAUSED ME TO HAVE A

COMPOUND FRACTURE.

AND MY CAREER JUST ENDED

THAT DAY.

Reporter: AT 6' 5."

, 223 POUNDS, HIS CAREER WAS

OVER.

I DIDN'T THINK ABOUT

BEING A CONTRACTOR, LIKE MY

DAD.

I JUST THOUGHT MY LIFE WAS

COMPLETELY OVER.

Reporter: CARMINE HAD

SURGERY TO REPAIR THE

FRACTURE, BUT SANK INTO A

DEPRESSION.

THEN DURING A HIGH SCHOOL

ASSEMBLY, HE WAS GIVEN A

CHANCE FOR A FRESH START.

THE PROMOTORS FROM THE

W.W.F. CAME TO OUR HIGH

SCHOOL.

ONE OF THE GENTLEMAN CAME UP

TO ME AND ASKED ME IF I EVER

THOUGHT ABOUT BECOMING A PRO

WRESTLER.

Reporter: FOR THE NEXT

COUPLE OF YEARS, CARMINE

STUDIED PRO WRESTLING.

CREATING A SECOND

CHARACTER WAS SOMETHING I

NEEDED TO DO.

BECAUSE I FELT LIKE CARM

CARMINE WAS LOST.

Reporter: CARMINE MADE

HIS WAY TO EUROPE, WHERE HE

BECAME ONE OF THE TOP

WRESTLERS IN THE CONTINENT.

HE WAS FINALLY EARNING

SEVERAL HUNDRED THOUSAND

DOLLARS A YEAR AND ENJOYING

THE CELEBRITY LIFESTYLE THAT

CAME WITH IT.

BEING ON THE ROAD AS A

WRESTLER, YOU GET INVOLVED

IN A LOT OF EXTRACURRICULAR

ACTIVITIES, AND DRINKING IS

ONE OF THEM, AND DRUG USE.

I DIDN'T REALLY KNOW WHERE I

FIT, SO I WAS FOLLOWING

PEOPLE.

Reporter: BUT THE HAND

OF MISFORTUNATE WOULD GRIP

CARMINE AGAIN.

A 3-YEAR-OLD KID THREW

SODA AT ME AT A WRESTLING

MATCH, AND MY LEG SLIPPED

AND THE GUY CAME STRAIGHT

DOWN RIGHT ON TO MY KNEE,

AND SO HE KNOCKED ME OUT OF

WRESTLING, PRETTY MUCH, A

3-YEAR-OLD KID.

Reporter: WITH NOTHING

TO FALL BACK ON, HE BECAME

DEPRESSED.

I GUESS I FOUND LIKE I

WAS LOST AGAIN.

I COULDN'T WORK, AND BECAUSE

I COULDN'T WORK, I COULDN'T

MAKE MONEY AND I COULDN'T

PAY MY BILLS.

Reporter: AND THEN

LATER AN OLD ACQUAINTANCE

CONVINCED CARMINE TO JOIN

HIM IN A SCHEME.

HE SAID THE INSURANCE

COMPANIES ARE MAKING MONEY,

WHY SHOULDN'T YOU.

HE CAME UP WITH HIS IDEA OF

DOING A BOGUS ACCIDENT AND

DOING AN INSURANCE CLAIM.

Reporter: AFTERWARDS,

CARMINE COULDN'T BRING

HIMSELF TO COLLECT ON THE

CLAIMS.

I WAS EMBARRASSED, AND I

WAS ASHAMED I EVEN DID IT.

Reporter: BUT HE HAD

ALREADY BEEN TARGETED IN A

MASSIVE STING OPERATION.

CARMINE AND OVER 60 OTHERS

WERE ARRESTED AND CHARGED

WITH INSURANCE FRAUD.

AT THAT MOMENT WHEN THE

F.B.I. PUT CUFFS ON ME,

EVERYTHING IN MY LIFE

CHANGED.

I KNEW I NEEDED SOMETHING

REALLY BIG TO HELP ME GET

OUT OF THIS MESS.

THAT WAS THE FIRST I'M I

EVER REALLY EVER PRAYED MY

WHOLE ENTIRE LIFE.

Reporter: WHEN CARMINE

WAS ARRAIGNED, HE WAS THE

ONLY ONE WHO PLED GUILTY.

EVEN THE LAWYER THEY GAVE

ME WANTED ME TO PLEAD

INNOCENT.

I SAID, I AM NOT DOING

THAT.

AND HE SAID, WELL, YOU'RE

GOING TO GO TO JAIL.

AND I SAID, I DON'T CARE.

I'M NOT GOING TO LIE TO THIS

JUDGE.

Reporter: WHILE

AWAITING SENTENCING, CARMINE

TOOK A CONSTRUCTION JOB,

WHERE A CO-WORKER INVITED

HIM TO CHURCH.

WHEN HE WENT A WEEK LATER,

THE PASTOR GAVE HIS

TESTIMONY.

HE STARTS SHARING HIS

TESTIMONY, AND I START

RELATING.

HE STARTS TALKING ABOUT ALL

THESE THINGS HE USED TO BE

INTO, AND ALL OF THESE BAD

DECISIONS HE WAS MAKING.

AND NOW I FEEL THE PRESENCE

OF GOD.

I HAD NEVER FELT THE

PRESENCE BEFORE.

AND THEN HE SAID, IF YOUR

LIFE IS SO OUT OF CONTROL

AND YOU FEEL LOST AND YOU

FEEL LIKE YOU'RE BROKEN, HE

SAID, COME NOW.

AND I JUMPED OUT OF THAT

SEAT.

AND I'M, LIKE, I WILL NEVER

WALK AWAY FROM YOU.

THIS ISN'T TEMPORARY.

I DON'T CARE IF I HAVE TO GO

TO JAIL.

I JUST WANTED WHAT HE HAD.

I SAID, I'LL LIVE FOR EVERY

DAY AND BE MORE PASSIONATE

FOR YOU THAN ANY FOOTBALL

GAME OR WRESTLING.

Reporter: TWO MONTHS

LATER, CARMINE WAS STANDING

BEFORE THE JUDGE TO RECEIVE

HIS SENTENCE.

SHE SAYS, MR. RAZOTTO,

ARE YOU READY FOR YOUR

SENTENCE?

AND I'M, LIKE, YEAH.

AND SHE SAYS, I HAVE

SOMETHING TO SAY FIRST.

SHE SAYS, THAT DAY YOU PLED

GUILTY, I KNEW YOU HAD A

CONSCIENCE.

AND FOR YOUR SENTENCE, I

BELIEVI'M GOING TO GIVE YOU

TWO YEARS OF PROBATION.

GOD KNOWS YOUR HEART.

I FELT LIKE SHE SAW MY HEART

THAT DAY.

Reporter: CARMINE AND

HIS WIFE HAVE A MINISTRY IN

INDIANAPOLIS.

HE KNOWS THE REAL CARMINE

DOES NOT HAVE TO HIDE UNDER

A FOOTBALL HELMET OR BEHIND

A WRESTLING MATCH.

I'M VERY IDENTITY-DRIVEN

BECAUSE THAT'S WHERE I

FAILED IN MY LIFE.

MY IDENTITY TODAY IS JUST

SOMEONE WHO WILL GIVE HIS

LIFE LIKE CHRIST GAVE HIS

LIFE, SOMEONE WHO IS

PASSIONATE.

I FEEL LIKE I CAN NEVER BE

AS PASSIONATE FOR GOD AS HE

IS FOR ME.

BUT I'M GOING TO TRY EVERY

SINGLE DAY.

Gordon: AND YOU CAN TRY

THAT SAME THING.

YOU CAN HAVE THAT SAME

TURNAROUND, THAT SAME

PURSUIT OF HIM, WITH ALL OF

YOUR HEART.

IT IS ACTUALLY ONE THE

COMMANDMENTS, "LOVE THE LORD

YOUR GOD WITH ALL OF YOUR

HEART, ALL OF YOUR SOUL, ALL

OF YOUR STRENGTH, EVERYTHING

WITHIN YOU."

AND WHEN YOU SEE IT IN

ACTION, WHEN YOU SEE SOMEONE

LIKE CARMINE SAY, I WANT TO

PURSUE, YOU YOU, I WANT TO

GO HARD AFTER YOU -- WHEN

YOU SEE THAT, YOU THEN SEE

THE CHANGE.

BECAUSE GOD WILL RESPOND TO

THAT.

HE'LL SAY, OKAY, YOU'RE IN

IT WITH ME.

YOU WANT TO MODEL YOURSELF

AFTER ME.

YOU WANT TO FOLLOW ME.

AND WHEN YOU DO THAT, THE

CHANGE HAPPENS.

YOU CAN'T HELP BUT CHANGE.

FROM YOUR INNERMOST BEING.

AND WHAT YOU LONG FOR, WHAT

YOU WANTED DOESN'T SEEM

NEARLY AS IMPORTANT IN THE

LIGHT OF HIS COUNTENANCE,

HIS PRESENCE.

WHEN YOU GET THAT, WHEN YOU

GET THAT TRANSFORMATION,

WHEN HIS PRESENCE IS ALL

AROUND YOU, NOTHING ELSE

MATTERS.

NOTHING ELSE IS

SIGNIFICANT.

NOW, MAYBE YOU'RE LIKE

CARMINE.

MAYBE YOU HAD A DREAM IN

HIGH SCHOOL, AND THAT DREAM

GOT TAKEN AWAY FROM YOU.

MAYBE THAT DREAM CHANGED.

FOR CARMINE, HE IS STILL

REMEMBERING A THREE-YEAR-OLD

CHILD THAT THREW SOME SODA

AT HIM.

MAYBE YOU'RE REMEMBERING

THAT, WHAT YOU COULD HAVE

BEEN IF SOME THINGS HADN'T

INTERVENED, SOME RANDOM

EVENT HADN'T CHANGED

THINGS.

WELL, THE GOOD NEWS FOR YOU

IS THAT WHAT GOD OFFERS YOU

IS FAR GREATER THAN YOUR

DREAM.

WHAT HE HAS IN STORE FOR

YOU, WHAT HIS PLAN AND

PURPOSE IS FOR YOU, IS FAR

BIGGER THAN ANYTHING YOU

COULD CONCEIVE.

AND THE OTHER BONUS TO IT IS

THAT WHEN YOU FINALLY FIND

THAT, WHAT IS GOD'S WILL FOR

YOU, YOUR PURPOSE, THEN YOU

FIND THE DESIRE OF YOUR

HEART.

BECAUSE YOU WERE MADE FOR

THAT.

THE BIBLE SAYS THAT FROM THE

BEGINNING OF TIME -- BEFORE

HE EVEN LAID THE FOUNDATION

OF THE WORLD -- GOD CREATED

GOOD WORKS FOR YOU AND ME.

GOOD WORKS THAT WE WOULD

WALK INTO.

AND THOSE GOOD WORKS WOULD

SATISFY US.

WOULD GIVE US GREAT

DELIGHT.

HE DID ALL OF THAT BECAUSE

HE LOVES YOU.

HE WANTS YOU TO HAVE THAT.

HE DOESN'T WANT YOU TO BE

DISAPPOINTED.

HE DOESN'T WANT YOU TO BE

DEPRESSED.

HE WANTS YOU TO HAVE GOOD

THINGS.

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO GET

THAT?

WELL, IT TAKES EXACTLY WHAT

CARMINE DID.

JUST SAY, LORD, I LAY ASIDE

ALL OF THESE THINGS, ALL OF

MY AMBITION, ALL THAT I

WANTED TO DO.

I WANT TO GO HARD AFTER

YOU.

I WANT TO BE PART OF YOUR

PLAN.

WHAT'S YOUR PLAN FOR ME?

LET ME DISCOVER THAT.

LET ME WALK INTO THAT.

AND IT'S THAT ALL IN,

NOTHING HELD BACK, THAT ALL

IN THAT GETS YOU THERE.

WHERE YOU FINALLY UNDERSTAND

I NEED TO LEAVE BEHIND ALL

OF THESE UNNECESSARY

THINGS.

ONLY ONE THING IS NECESSARY,

AND THAT IS TO BE IN HIS

PRESENCE, DOING WHAT HE

WANTS.

AND WHEN YOU DO THAT, A

WHOLE UNIVERSE OPENS UP IN

FRONT OF YOU.

IT'S ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL

WHAT GOD HAS IN STORE FOR

YOU.

NOW, IF YOU WANT THIS, ALL

YOU HAVE TO DO IS ASK.

AND IN THAT ASKING, SAY, I

SURRENDER.

I WANT YOU MORE THAN

ANYTHING.

I WANT YOU.

AND WHEN YOU DO THAT WITH

ALL OF YOUR HEART, YOU'LL

FIND IT.

YOU SAW IT IN CARMINE.

HE IS REMEMBERING BEING ON

HIS KNEES IN A CHURCH, AND

JUST THE MEMORY OF IT BRINGS

TEARS BACK TO HIS EYES

BECAUSE HIS PRAYER WAS HEARD

AND ANSWERED.

AND HE GOT HIS TURNAROUND.

HE GOT HIS PLAN.

AND THAT CAN HAPPEN TO YOU.

NOW, IF YOU WANT IT, I WANT

YOU TO DO EXACTLY WHAT

CARMINE DID.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS GET ON

YOUR KNEES, BOW BEFORE HIM,

AND LET'S PRAY TOGETHER AND

LET JESUS DO ALL OF THE

REST.

WHAT HE DID FOR HIM, HE'LL

DO FOR YOU IF YOU JUST

FOLLOW THE SAME PRINCIPLES

AND DO THE SAME THING.

SO LET'S PRAY.

AND LET'S BELIEVE GOD.

JESUS, I COME TO YOU AND I

HEAR THAT YOU HAVE A PLAN

FOR ME.

THAT FROM THE FOUNDATION OF

THE WORLD, YOU THOUGHT ABOUT

ME.

AND YOU BELIEVE IN THAT PLAN

SO MUCH THAT YOU SACRIFICED

FOR ME.

YOU CAME FOR ME.

SO, JESUS, RIGHT NOW I LEAVE

EVERYTHING BEHIND.

I DON'T WANT ANYTHING TO

INTERFERE WITH THE PLAN THAT

YOU HAVE FOR ME.

I ASK THAT YOU FORGIVE ME OF

ALL THE THINGS THAT I'VE

DONE WRONG, ALL OF THE PATHS

THAT I'VE TAKEN AWAY FROM

YOU.

I ASK THAT YOU FORGIVE ME OF

THAT.

AND CLEANSE ME OF THAT.

AND SET ME FREE.

AND, JESUS, I WANT TO PURSUE

YOU WITH ALL OF MY HEART,

ALL OF MY SOUL, ALL OF MY

STRENGTH.

I WANT TO FOLLOW HARD AFTER

YOU.

SO HEAR MY PRAYER.

SET ME FREE.

GIVE ME THE JOY OF

SALVATION, FOR I ASK IT IN

JESUS' NAME.

FATHER, FOR THOSE WHO JUST

PRAYED, I ASK FOR A BAPTISM

IN YOUR LOVE.

I ASK THAT YOUR PRESENCE

WOULD SURROUND THEM AND FILL

THEM TO OVERFLOWING, GIVE

THEM RIGHTEOUSNESS, PEACE,

AND JOY IN YOU.

DO IT NOW, FOR WE ASK IT IN

JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

IF YOU PRAYED WITH ME, THERE

IS ONE MORE THING I WANT YOU

TO DO.

I WANT YOU TO TELL

SOMEBODY.

I'VE MADE IT EASY FOR YOU.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS GO TO

THE PHONE.

MAKE A TOLL-FREE CALL:

1-800-759-0700.

WHEN YOU CALL, I'VE GOT A

FREE PACKET FOR YOU.

IT'S CALLED "A NEW DAY."

AND IT'S WHAT DO YOU DO

NOW?

HOW DO YOU LIVE THE

CHRISTIAN LIFE?

WHAT DO CHRISTIANS BELIEVE?

WHAT ARE THE FUNDAMENTALS OF

THE FAITH?

IT'S ALL THERE FOR YOU

FREE.

THERE IS NO FINANCIAL

OBLIGATION AT ALL.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CALL

US: 1-800-759-0700.

WENDY, OVER TO YOU.

Wendy: THANKS, GORDON.

STILL AHEAD, SHE IS A STILL

LIS STYLIST TO THE STARS,

AND NOW SHE WANTS TO DESIGN

YOUR DREAMS.

FASHIONISTA GINA, WHEN WE

RETURN.

AND WELCOME BACK TO "THE

700 CLUB."

CATHOLIC AND EVANGELICAL

POLICY LEADERS, INCLUDING

PRESIDENT OBAMA, GOT

TOGETHER TUESDAY TO EXPLORE

HOW CONSERVATIVE AND LIBERAL

LAWMAKERS CAN FIND AGREEMENT

ON WAYS TO END POVERTY IN

AMERICA.

THE PRESIDENT SAYS PART OF

THE PROBLEM IS THE WAY THE

MEDIA PORTRAYS PEOPLE WHO

GET GOVERNMENT HELP.

AND HE POINTED TO FOX NEWS

SPECIFICALLY.

President Obama: THEY

WILL FIND FOLKS WHO MAKE ME

MAD.

AND I DON'T KNOW WHERE THEY

FIND THEM.

[LAUGHTER]

President Obama: THEY

ARE ALL, LIKE, I DON'T WANT

TO WORK.

I JUST WANT A FREE "OBAMA

PHONE."

CAN YOU BELIEVE HE SAID

"OBAMA PHONE?"

AND HE IS AGAINST THE OBAMA

PHONE.

Efrem: THE PRESIDENT

SAYS HIS CHRISTIAN BELIEFS

TELL HIM IT IS IMPORTANT TO

MENTOR YOUNG PEOPLE AND MAKE

CHARITABLE DONATIONS, BUT HE

ALSO WANTS TO INFLUENCE

POLICY THAT CAN REDUCE

POVERTY IN AMERICA.

> A JURY BEGINS

DELIBERATING THE POSSIBLE

DEATH SENTENCE FOR TSARNAEV

TODAY.

HIS ATTORNEY SAYS THE

19-YEAR-OLD SHOULD GET LIFE

IN PRISON.

THEY ARGUE HE WAS LED ASTRAY

BY HIS RADICALIZED OLDER

BROTHER.

PROSECUTORS SAY HE SHOULD

GET THE DEATH PENALTY

BECAUSE HE IS A TERRORIST

WHO HELPED PLAN AND CARRY

OUT A VICIOUS ATTACK THAT

KILLED THREE PEOPLE.

YOU CAN ALWAYS GET THE

LATEST NEWS BY GOING TO

CBNNEWS.COM.

GORDON AND TERRY ARE BACK

WITH MORE OF "THE 700 CLUB"

RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Wendy: WELL, AS A YOUNG

GIRL, GINA HAD TWO GOALS:

WORK IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY

AND HELP OTHERS.

NOW, YEARS LATER, GINA IS

DOING BOTH.

GINA WAS LIVING HER

CHILDHOOD DREAM.

SHE WAS A CELEBRITY STYLIST

AND HAD LAUNCHED HER OWN

FASHION MAGAZINE.

BUT A HEART-WRENCHING

DIVORCE LEFT HER DEPRESSED,

AND SHE LOST HER PASSION FOR

HER WORK AND HER LIFE.

SHE SAYS PRAYER AND GOD'S

GRACE GAVE HER THE STRENGTH

TO OVERCOME HER DEPRESSION

AND RETURN TO THE INDUSTRY

SHE LOVES.

IN HER NEW BOOK, "DESIGNING

YOUR DREAM," SHE SHARES HOW

GOD CAN HELP YOU RISE ABOVE

LIFE'S DIFFICULTIES AND

REACH YOUR GOALS.

GOD'S DREAM AMBASSADOR, GINA

LAMORTE IS WITH US NOW.

WELCOME TO "THE 700 CLUB."

THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.

Wendy: WE KNOW EACH

OTHER ON Facebook, BUT WE

NEVER MET IN PERSON.

YOU'RE JUST AS LOVELY IN

PERSON.

TELL US HOW YOU GOT INTO THE

FASHION INDUSTRY?

IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN MY

DREAM.

AND MY CAREER REALLY KICKED

OFF AT NORDSTROM, WHERE I

WAS A STYLIST, AND I GOT TO

STYLE FASHION SHOWS FOR

IN-STYLE MAGAZINE AND HARP

ER'S BIZARRE.

Wendy: AND YOU LAUNCHED

A HUGE MAGAZINE.

HOW DID THAT START?

I DON'T REMEMBER HAVING

THAT DREAM WHEN I WAS A

LITTLE GIRL, BUT THAT DREAM

WAS BROUGHT BACK TO ME WHEN

I WAS ACTUALLY IN NORDSTROM

BY A TOTAL STRANGER, WHO

CAME UP TO ME AND SAID, DID

YOU EVER WANT TO HAVE YOUR

OWN MAGAZINE?

AND I WAS, LIKE, WHAT?

I ACTUALLY HAD BURIED IT

BECAUSE OF FEARS AND

NEGATIVE SELF-TALK.

AFTER HE KIND OF PUT THAT

BACK INTO ME, I SAID, OH, MY

GOSH, THIS IS SOMETHING I'VE

BEEN DREAMING ABOUT SINCE I

WAS A KID.

Wendy: WE FORGET

SOMETIMES.

I WRITE STUFF IN MY JOURNAL

AND WE FORGET, BUT GOD NEVER

FORGETS.

GOD USED THAT PERSON TO

REMIND YOU.

Reporter: IT IS CALLED

BOHO AND IT IS ABOUT BEING

ORGANIC AND ALSO ABOUT

GIVING BACK BECAUSE GIVING

BACK WAS SUCH AN IMPORTANT

PIECE OF ME.

SO I WANTED TO COMBINE MY

LOVE OF FASHION AND NATURE

AND GIVE BACK.

Wendy: AND YOU'RE IN 33

COUNTRY?

WE'RE ACTUALLY IN 37

COUNTRIES.

Wendy: YOU SAW YOUR

DREAM COME TO PASS MANY AND

FEW YEARS LATER YOU WERE

MARRIED.

WHAT HAPPENED?

IT IS KIND OF LIKE THE

PERFECT STORM.

I HAD GONE THROUGH A

DIVORCE, AND THE MAGAZINE

WAS GROWING BIGGER THAN YOU

CAN IMAGINE, AND IT WAS A

REALLY DIFFICULT

EXPERIENCE.

I HAD BEEN A PERFECTIONIST,

AND SO IT WAS REALLY

INTERESTING FOR ME TO STRIVE

AND WORK AND COME TO A PLACE

WHERE EVERYTHING KIND OF

BROKE.

Wendy: AND YOUR

MAGAZINE SORT OF DEFLATED.

IT WAS DOING WELL --

IT GREW TOO BIG TOO

FAST.

Wendy: YOU'RE MARRIAGE

WAS FALLING APART.

WHERE ARE ALL OF THE

DREAMS?

YOU MUST HAVE BEEN SAYING,

GOD, WHAT HAPPENED?

THEY DIED -- WELL, I

DON'T LIKE TO SAY THEY DIED,

BUT THEY BECAME BURIED.

HERE I WAS THIS DREAMER, AND

I WAS ALWAYS THINKING OF

THINGS BIGGER THAN BEYOND

ME.

Wendy: IN YOUR

BOOK, "DESIGNING YOUR

DREAM" -- IT IS SUCH A

PRETTY BOOK.

YOU TALK ABOUT DREAMS THAT

DON'T DIE, AND THEY'RE JUST

BURIED.

THERE IS A GREAT EXAMPLE IN

THE BIBLE.

JOSEPH IS THE EXAMPLE OF

THAT.

GOD GAVE HIM A VISION OF

WHAT HIS LIFE WAS GOING TO

BE LIKE AT THE END.

BUT HE HAD GONE THROUGH ALL

OF THESE TRIALS.

AND I THINK GOD DOES THAT

FOR US, TOO.

HE GIVES US A DREAM, AND IT

SEEMS DEAD, BUT IT IS

BURIED, LIKE A FLOWER.

HE IS PREPARING IT.

IT HAS TO BE WATERED.

IT HAS TO BE TILLED.

Wendy: WHEN YOU WERE IN

THAT PIT, LIKE JOSEPH WAS,

AFTER YOU HAD THE HUGE

SUCCESS ANDISERYTHING

FALLING APART, AND GOD SHOWS

YOU IN PICTURES.

WHAT DID HE SHOW YOU?

I WAS REALLY FEELING LIKE

A MESS.

AND I WAS CRYING OUT TO

GOD.

AND I WAS, LIKE, I AM A

MESS.

WHAT IS IT, GOD?

I THINK EVERYBODY HAS BEEN

THERE, RIGHT?

SO I SAW THIS PICTURE OF A

T-SHIRT, WHICH IS REALLY

INTERESTING BECAUSE I'M A

FASHION PERSON.

HE SPEAKS IN OUR LANGUAGE.

AND I SAW ON THE BACK OF THE

T-SHIRT, THE WORD "MESS."

AND I SAW IT SCRIBBLED OUT.

AND GOD SAID TO ME, THE MESS

IS BEHIND YOU.

THAT'S YOUR PAST.

AND ON THE FRONT OF THE

T-SHIRT, I SAW THE WORD

"VICTOR" AND "OVERCOMER."

AND HE SAID THIS IS WHO YOU

ARE GOING FORWARD, AND YOU

HAVE TO CHOOSE TO LEAVE THAT

BEHIND.

Wendy: SO HOW DID YOU

PUR TURN THAT AROUND?

YOU SAW THIS VISION AND

T-SHIRT?

I WAS SUFFERING FROM A

DEPRESSION AND I WAS

SUICIDAL, AND I FELT LIKE

THERE WAS NO HOPE, ALMOST,

AND THAT WAS SO UNLIKE ME.

SO I HAD TO CHOOSE.

I HAD TO CHOOSE TO BELIEVE

WHAT GOD TOLD ME AND THE

VISIONS THAT HE GAVE ME

INSTEAD OF BELIEVING MY

CIRCUMSTANCES.

Wendy: SO WHAT ARE SOME

PRACTICAL STEPS TO REALIZING

YOUR DREAM?

WELL, YOU KNOW, THERE ARE

A LOT OF PRACTICAL STEPS,

BUT THERE ARE THREE MAIN

IMPORTANT ONES.

FIRST, WRITE THE VISION

DOWN.

WRITE THE VISION DOWN

PLAINLY SO PEOPLE CAN READ

IT.

YOU'VE GOT TO GET IT OUT OF

YOUR HEAD AND ON TO PAPER,

LIKE A ARCHITECT.

Wendy: YES.

LIKE A TO-DO LIST.

AND TWO, TAKE THE FIRST

STEP.

SO MANY PEOPLE ARE, LIKE, I

DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO

FIRST.

YOU'VE GOT TO TAKE ONE STEP

BECAUSE THAT'S A FAITH

STEP.

Wendy: WHAT WAS THE

FIRST THING YOU DO TO -- A

MAGAZINE, THAT'S HUGE.

WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU

DID?

THE FIRST THING I DID WAS

RESEARCH.

AFTER I GOT THE DOWNLOAD, I

LIKE TO SAY, AND THE VISION,

I STARTED RESEARCHING AND

STARTED GOING OUT THERE AND

SAYING, WHAT IS IT?

WHAT DOES THIS PICTURE LOOK

LIKE?

AND IT EVOLVED.

YOU CAN HAVE A DREAM, BUT IT

CHANGES AND IT EVOLVES.

AND DON'T HOLD ON TO IT SO

TIGHTLY.

ALLOW THAT BREATHING ROOM.

LIKE OPRAH ALWAYS SAYS,

ALLOW GOD TO COME IN THE

DOOR.

YOU'VE GOT YOUR VISION, BUT

GIVE A LITTLE SPACE FOR GOD

TO COME IN.

Wendy: WHAT IS THE

NUMBER ONE DREAM FEED?

GOD GIVES US A VISION, BUT

IT IS UP TO US TO SORT OF

BRING IT TO PATH.

THE NUMBER ONE THING IS

FEAR.

FEAR THAT I'M NOT GOOD

ENOUGH.

FEAR THAT I DON'T HAVE THE

MONEY.

FEAR I DON'T HAVE THE TIME.

FEAR I'M NOT PREPARED.

AND THOSE ARE ALL LIES THAT

KEEP YOU FROM DOING THE

EXACT THING YOU WERE BORN TO

DO.

GOD GIVES YOU THE DESIRES OF

YOUR HEART.

THOSE ARE DREAMS, STEPPING

STONES TO YOUR DESTINY.

Wendy: AND OUR DREAMS

AREN'T JUST ABOUT US.

THEY'RE FOR OTHER PEOPLE.

WHICH IS SOMETHING YOU'RE

LIVING OUT NOW.

ABSOLUTELY.

I SAY MY NEW DREAM IS TO

HELP PEOPLE WITH THEIR

DREAMS.

I TAKE THAT SERIOUSLY

BECAUSE IT IS A PASSION OF

MINE.

I FEEL I'VE ALREADY LIVED

AND WALKED OUT THE PROCESS.

IT IS A PROCESS.

I DON'T WANT PEOPLE TO

QUIT.

I DON'T WANT PEOPLE TO QUIT

IN THE MIDDLE.

Wendy: AND FAILURE IS

PART OF OUR SUCCESS.

I HAVE SUCH A QUOTE I

LOVE ABOUT THIS.

FAILURE WAS REALLY HARD FOR

ME TO LEARN BECAUSE OF BEING

A PERFECTIONIST.

I REALIZED THAT FAILURE IS A

PART OF SUCCESS, IT IS NOT

THE OPPOSITE OF SUCCESS.

Wendy: GINA, THIS IS

GREAT.

YOU CAN SEE MORE OF GINA'S

STORY BY GETTING HER BOOK.

IT'S CALLED "DESIGNING YOUR

DREAM."

IT IS AVAILABLE WHEREVER

BOOKS OR SOLD.

GINA, GOD BLESS YOU.

THANK YOU.

Wendy: GORDON, I'M

INSPIRED.

Gordon: I AM, TOO.

> UP NEXT, A BABY IS BORN

WITH A CLEFT LIP, AND YOU

WON'T BELIEVE WHY THE MOTHER

BLAMED HERSELF.

FIND OUT WHY, UP NEXT.

Gordon: IN SOME PARTS

OF CAMBODIA, SUPERSTITION IS

STILL A WAY OF LIFE.

IN ONE VILLAGE, EVEN A HAPPY

EVENT, LIKE THE BIRTH OF A

BABY, WAS SEEN AS A BAD

OMEN.

Reporter: UAN REMEMBERS

HOW NINE YEARS AGO THE WHOLE

VILLAGE WELCOMED THE BIRTH

OF HER FIRST BABY.

EVERY DAY THE NEIGHBORS

CAME TO OUR HOUSE TO ADMIRE

OUR BABY.

Reporter: BUT WHEN

THEIR SECOND DAUGHTER WAS

BORN, THOSE SAME NEIGHBORS

WOULDN'T EVEN LOOK AT HER.

THE NEIGHBORS WERE AFRAID

OF HER CLEFT LIP.

THEY THOUGHT JUST LOOKING AT

HER WOULD BRING BAD LUCK.

Reporter: THEIR

COMMENTS WERE EVEN MORE

HURTFUL.

SOME SAID I SHOULD BURY

HER IN THE GROUND.

ANOTHER SAID I SHOULD LEAVE

HER IN THE FOREST FOR THE

ANIMALS TO EAT.

EVEN THOUGH SHE HAS A

CLEFT LIP, I REALLY LOVE HER

AND CARE ABOUT HER.

WHEN SHE GROWS UP, I WANT US

TO GO TO SCHOOL TOGETHER.

Reporter: AS RICE

FARMERS, UAN AND HER HUSBAND

MAKE ONLY $3 A DAY, NOT

ENOUGH TO PAY FOR SURGERY.

THEY EVEN WORKED SECOND

JOBS.

BUT AFTER NINE MONTHS OF

SAVING, THEY ONLY HAD ENOUGH

MONEY FOR BUS FARE TO THE

CITY HOSPITAL.

UHA JUST KEPT GETTING

WORSE.

SHE CRIES A LOT AND IS

OFTEN SICK.

I AM AFRAID SHE WILL DIE.

Reporter: ONE DAY A

PASTOR CAME TO VISIT AND

TOLD THEM ABOUT CBN'S CLEFT

LIP SURGERY PROGRAM IN

CAMBODIA.

WE BROUGHT HER AND HER

DAUGHTER TO THE HOSPITAL AND

ARRANGED FOR HER TO HAVE THE

FREE SURGERY.

THAT OPERATION WAS A

SUCCESS.

AND NOW FOR THE FIRST TIME

SINCE SHE WAS BORN, THE

WHOLE VILLAGE CAME OUT TO

VISIT THE LITTLE GIRL.

THE NEIGHBORS GIVE HER

CLOTHES, SHOES, AND TOYS.

THEY SAY UHA LOOKS LOVELY.

THE OTHER CHILDREN WANT TO

PLAY WITH HER, AND SHE IS

ALSO EATING MORE SO SHE

DOESN'T GET SICK.

I THINK MY SISTER LOOKS

VERY PRETTY.

THANK YOU, CBN, FOR GIVING

HER A NEW SMILE.

Gordon: A NEW SMILE.

AND IF YOU'RE A MEMBER OF

"THE 700 CLUB," YOU'RE PART

OF THAT NEW SMILE.

A PORTION OF EVERY GIFT GOES

INTO THE WORK OF CBN AROUND

THE WORLD TO HELP PEOPLE.

AND IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART

OF IT, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS

CALL US AND SAY, YES, I WANT

TO JOIN.

1-800-759-0700.

NOW, HOW MUCH IS IT TO JOIN

"THE 700 CLUB"?

JUST $20 A MONTH, 65 CENTS A

DAY.

AND WHEN YOU JOIN, I WANT

YOU TO HAVE THIS.

IT IS MY FATHER'S LATEST

TEACHING, "THE TRANSFORMING

WORD," VERSES FOR HEALTH AND

HEALING.

IT IS A D.V.D. AND A C.D.

AND THE REASON WE'RE GIVING

YOU BOTH IS THAT YOU CAN

HAVE THE C.D. WITH YOU AND

YOU CAN PLAY IT IN YOUR CAR;

YOU CAN PLAY IT AT HOME.

WE BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF

THE SPOKEN WORD.

AND YOU EVEN FIND THAT IN

THE BIBLE.

"FAITH COMES BY HEARING AND

HEARING BY THE WORD."

SO WHEN YOU HAVE THE WORD

SPOKEN OVER YOU, IT GETS

INTO YOUR SPIRIT.

IT IS DIFFERENT THAN JUST

READING IT.

IT IS WHEN IT IS SPOKEN OVER

YOU THAT IT LEADS TO MORE

FAITH.

YOU BELIEVE MORE BECAUSE IT

IS IN YOUR SPIRIT.

I WANT YOU TO HAVE THIS.

IT IS YOURS WHEN YOU JOIN

"THE 700 CLUB."

SO CALL US NOW:

1-800-759-0700.

UP NEXT, WE'VE GOT YOUR

E-MAIL QUESTIONS, SO DON'T

GO AWAY.

Wendy: WE'VE GOT SOME

GREAT E-MAIL QUESTIONS

TODAY.

LET'S START WITH RENEE.

> SHE SAYS, "WHAT IS THE

PROPER ANSWER WHEN SOMEONE

ASKS YOU HOW DO YOU KNOW

YOUR GOD IS THE TRUE GOD,

AND NOT BUDDHA, ALLAH,

ETC.?"

Gordon: THERE ARE A

COUPLE OF ANSWERS HERE,

RENEE.

ONE IS, CAN YOU GET EXPERT

IN -- BECOME AN EXPERT IN

CHRISTIAN A APOLOGETICS,

BUT I DON'T RECOMMEND THAT.

THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO ARE

CALLED INTO THAT THAT HAVE

THE SKILL SET FOR THAT.

BUT THE AVERAGE PERSON, WHAT

YOU REALLY NEED TO DEVELOP

IS WHAT'S YOUR GOSPEL.

WE'VE GOT FOUR GOSPELS IN

THE NEW TESTAMENT, MATTHEW,

MARK, LUKE, AND JOHN.

BUT WHAT IS RENEE'S GOSPEL?

WHAT EVIDENCE DO YOU HAVE OF

JESUS IN YOUR LIFE?

HOW HAS HE TRANSFORMED YOU?

HOW HAS HE CHANGED YOU?

HOW HAS HE HEALED YOU?

HOW HAS HE SET YOU FREE?

HOW HAS HE BEEN A BLESSING

TO YOU?

IT IS THAT TESTIMONY, THAT

WITNESS OF WHAT HE HAS DONE

FOR YOU THAT CONVEYS TO

OTHER PEOPLE THE TRUTH THAT

HE IS THE WAY, THE TRUTH,

AND THE LIFE.

IT IS YOUR WITNESS.

KEEP THAT IN MIND.

ALWAYS BE PREPARED TO TELL

PEOPLE THE REASON FOR THE

HOPE WITHIN YOU.

THAT'S WHAT THE APOSTLE PAUL

SAID.

AND ADOPT THAT.

WHAT'S YOUR GOSPEL?

WHAT IS YOUR WITNESS OF WHAT

JESUS HAS DONE FOR YOU?

AND THEN ASK THEM IF THEY

ARE A FOLLOWER OF THIS OTHER

GOD, WELL, WHAT HAS YOUR GOD

DONE FOR YOU?

HOW HAS HE BROUGHT YOU HOPE

AND PEACE AND RIGHTEOUSNESS

AND JOY?

HOW HAS HE DONE THAT?

LIVE OUT YOUR TESTIMONY.

AND IT IS IN THAT TESTIMONY

THAT YOU CONVINCE OTHER

PEOPLE.

I'VE NEVER BEEN ABLE TO

ARGUE ANYONE INTO HEAVEN.

IT JUST DOESN'T WORK THAT

WAY.

BUT THE MORE I TELL PEOPLE

WHAT JESUS HAS DONE FOR ME,

THE MORE I SHOW TESTIMONY OF

WHAT HE HAS DONE FOR OTHERS

AND SAY THIS CAN HAPPEN TO

YOU IF YOU DO THE SAME

THING.

WHAT THIS PERSON DID IS THEY

PRAYED TO JESUS, AND THEY

GOT AN ANSWER.

AND HE'LL DO THAT FOR YOU IF

YOU DO THE SAME THING.

Wendy: GREAT.

MICHELLE WRITES IN --

Gordon: I GOT A GREAT!

Wendy: "A" PLUS.

MICHELLE WRITES, "I RECENTLY

RECEIVED MY FIRST PASSPORT

AND WAS SHOCKED TO SEE IT

HAS A MICROCHIP INSIDE OF

IT.

I KNOW IT IS NOT THE MARK OF

THE BEAST, JUST BIG

BROTHER.

IS IT SAFE TO HAVE, AND WHAT

INFORMATION IS TO REALLY

STORED IN IT?

WHO HAS ACCESS, AND DOES IT

HAVE TO BE SCANNED TO BE

ACTIVATED?"

Gordon: I'M NOT

FAMILIAR WITH THIS.

I AM FAMILIAR WITH A

MICROCHIP THAT THA IS IN

THAT -- IT IS A GLOBAL

PROGRAM -- A GLOBAL

TRAVELLER PROGRAM, WHERE YOU

HAVE A CARD THAT GOES ALONG

WITH YOUR PASSPORT, AND IN

THAT CARD IS A CHIP.

AND THAT HAS A LOT OF

INFORMATION ABOUT YOU ON

THAT CHIP.

AND THERE ARE BIOMETRICS

ATTACHED TO THAT CHIP.

SO WHEN YOU PUT YOUR FINGER

ON A SCANNER, IT SCANS YOUR

FINGERPRINT AND IT SAYS THIS

IS THE SAME PERSON.

YOU HAVE TO PROTECT THAT

INFORMATION.

AND THE GOVERNMENT EVEN

TELLS YOU, PUT THIS IN A

SLEEVE THAT OTHER SCANNERS

CAN'T READ.

BECAUSE R.F.I.D. TECHNOLOGY

CAN BE READ BY ANYBODY.

SO YOU NEED TO BE VERY

PROTECTIVE OF THAT.

AND THAT KIND OF

INFORMATION -- WE'RE GOING

TO BIOMETRICS, AND WE'RE

DOING THAT IN AN EFFORT TO

FIND SECURITY.

AND SO IT'S IN THAT CHIP,

ALONG WITH A BIOMETRIC

SCAN.

RIGHT NOW THEY'RE JUST DOING

FINGERPRINTS.

YES, DO I SEE IT LEADING TO

ANOTHER THING THAT IS ON

YOUR FOREHEAD AND YOUR

HAND?

YOU BETCHA.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM PSALM: "MAY HE

GRANT YOU ACCORDING TO YOUR

HEART'S DESIRE AND FULFILL

ALL YOUR PURPOSE."

GOD BLESS YOU.

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