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The 700 Club - June 23, 2015

Twins Isabella and Madeline were only two months old when they were diagnosed with cancer, but their parents never gave up hope for a healing. Plus, a medical condition forced NBA prospect Isaiah Austin to give up his basketball dream. Read Transcript


Wendy: THE MOTHER

SENTENCED TO DIE, JUST FOR

BEING A CHRISTIAN.

IT WAS ALL OVER.

Wendy: MA MIR Wendy: AND THEN,

TWINS AT TWO MONTHS OLD.

THEY CALLED THEM MY

FIRE CRACKER BABY.

WE WORRIED IT COULD BE

THE WORST.

Wendy: NOW TWO LIVING

MIRACLES.

ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

EASWORSHIP WELCOME TO "THE

700 CLUB."

THERE WAS A WAR A LITTLE

WHILE AGO IN GAZA.

PEOPLE IN GAZA WERE

SENDING ROCKETS, THOUSANDS

OF ROCKETS, INTO SOUTHERN

ISRAEL AGAINST CIVILIANS.

AND FINALLY ISRAEL DECIDED

TO RETURN THE FIRE.

AND IN THE PROCESS, HAMAS

DECIDED THEY WOULD HIDE

CIVILIANS AMONG THE

LAUNCHING PADS OF THOSE

ROCKETS.

SO COLLATERAL DAMAGE

RESULTED.

NOW THE UNITED NATIONS IS

SAYING ISRAEL IS GUILTY OF

WAR CRIMES.

IT IS NONSENSE.

Terry: WELL, THE

UNITED NATIONS' REPORT ON

LAST SUMMER'S GAZA WAR

IMPLIES THAT ISRAEL

DELIBERATELY KILLED

CIVILIANS.

AS CHRIS MITCHELL REPORTS,

ISRAEL IS REJECTING THOSE

ACCUSATIONS.

Reporter: ISRAEL SAYS

THE 200-PAGE REPORT WAS

FLAWED FROM THE OUTSET.

BENJAMIN NETANYAHU BLASTED

THE COUNCIL.

THE UNITED NATIONS

HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL HAS A

SINGULAR OBSESSION WITH

ISRAEL.

IT HAS PASSED MORE

RESOLUTIONS AGAINST ISRAEL

THAN AGAINST SYRIA, NORTH

KOREA, AND IRAN COMBINED.

IT HAS PASSED MORE

RESOLUTIONS AGAINST ISRAEL

THAN AGAINST ALL OF THE

COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD

COMBINED.

Reporter: LAST WEEK

OFFICIALS FROM THE U.S.

AND NATO SAID ISRAEL NOT

ONLY MET INTERNATIONAL

STANDARDS REGARDING THE

LAWS OF ARMED CONFLICT,

BUT IN MANY CASES

SIGNIFICANTLY EXCEEDED

THOSE STANDARDS.

SOME ARE SAYING THAT

ISRAEL'S STANDARD IS SO

HIGH IT CHALLENGES OTHER

WESTERN NATIONS.

DURING THE 50-DAY

CONFLICT, THE U.N.

COMMISSION SAID 1462

PALESTINIAN CIVILIANS WERE

KILLED, A THIRD OF THEM

CHILDREN.

IT CRITICIZED ISRAEL FOR

DISPROPORTIONATE FORCE AND

FAILING TO CHANGE ITS

TACTICS DURING THE WAR

WHEN CIVILIANS WERE

KILLED.

EVEN THOUGH ISRAEL WARNED

CIVILIANS IN SEVERAL WAYS.

IT IS HARD FOR ME TO

SEE HOW ISRAEL COULD HAVE

DONE BETTER?

WHAT COULD IT HAVE DEBATE

MORE THAN WARN THE PEOPLE

THE WAY IT DID?

WHAT COULD IT HAVE DONE

MORE THAN TO MAKE PHONE

CALLS TO INDIVIDUALS

INSIDE BUILDINGS ABOUT TO

BE ATTACKED.

Reporter: DAVID

BENJAMIN IS THE FORMER

I.D.F. CHIEF LEGAL ADVISOR

FOR THE GAZA STRIP.

WHILE THE REPORT SAYS

HAMAS LAUNCHED MORE THAN

4,000 RORKT,000 ROCKETS AND 1700

LAUNCHERS AT ISRAEL, IT

STOPS SHORT OF BLAMING

THEM AS THE CAUSE OF THE

WAR.

IT DOESN'T SUGGEST THAT

THE BLOCKADE IS THERE

BECAUSE OF HAMAS

TERRORISM.

Reporter: IRONICALLY,

HAMAS ALSO REJECTED THEp?

FINDINGS OF THE REPORT

BECAUSE OF ITS COMPARISON

BETWEEN ISRAEL AND HAMAS.

I THINK THAT THE FATAL

MISTAKE AND BIG PROBLEM IN

THIS REPORT IS THAT ALL OF

THE TIME THEY TRIED TO

MAKE KIND OF MURDER.

Reporter: MARY

McGOUEN DAVIS SAYS THEY

DON'T HAVE THE EVIDENCE TO

PROVE THAT WAR CRIMES WERE

COMMITTED.

IT IS A GREAT SOURCE OF

REGRET THAT ON THIS

OCCASION WE COULD NOT

TRAVEL TO ISRAEL AND THE

OCCUPIED TERRITORY TO MEET

THEM FACE TO FACE.

MOST OF THE DECISION TO

ATTACK CERTAIN BUILDINGS

OR DEPARTMENTS ARE BASED

ON SECRET INTELLIGENCE.

AND YOU CAN'T HAVE THE

ENEMY KNOWING ABOUT IT.

Reporter:

PALESTINIANS INTEND TO USE

THE REPORT WHEN THEY FILE

CLAIMS OF WAR CRIMES

AGAINST ISRAEL AT THE

INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL

COURT.

BENJAMIN NETANYAHU SAID IT

IS A GREAT PROPAGANDA TOOL

FOR THEM, EVEN IF IT

DOESN'T HAVE ENOUGH

SUBSTANCE.

CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

JERUSALEM.

Pat: IT IS A SHAME,

BUT THE UNITED NATIONS IS

SLANTED AND RIGGED.

YOU CANNOT TRUST ANYTHING

COMING OUT OF IT.

IT IS A BUREAUCRATIC

MONSTROSITY.

IT IS HEAVILY WEIGHTED

TOWARDS THE ARAB WORLD.

IT IS OBVIOUSLY

ANTI-SEMITIC, ANTI-ISRAEL,

AND NOTHING COMING OUT OF

IT, THAT I'M AWARE OF, IS

GOING TO HAVE ANY REAL

SUBSTANCE.

BUT WE, THE UNITED STATES,

ARE PICKING UP THE TAB.

WE MAY -- IT MAY BE 25%,

30%, EVEN 40% OF THEIR

TOTAL BUDGET, AND THEY'RE

WASTING MONEY LIKE CRAZY

ON BIG SALARIES AND

LUXURIOUS LIVING FOR THEIR

AMBASSADORS.

> IN OUR COUNTRY, CLOSER

TO HOME, DANGEROUS WEATHER

AND WILDFIRES ARE RAGING

OUT OF CONTROL IN POCKETS

ACROSS THE U.S.

JOHN JESSUP HAS MORE.

John: THAT'S RIGHT,

PAT.

A LINE OF SEVERE STORMS IS

MOVING EAST TODAY AFTER

CAUSING HEAVY DAMAGE

ACROSS MIDWEST, WITH

MILLIONS OF AMERICANS

TRAPPED IN THE STORM ZONE.

OUT WEST, IT IS NOT STORMS

CAUSING DAMAGE, BUT AS PAT

MENTIONED, WIDE-SPREAD

WILDFIRES.

CAITLIN BURKE HAS MORE.

Reporter:

HURRICANE-FORCE WINDS OF

MORE THAN 100 MILES PER

HOUR WREAK HAVOC ON THE

MIDWEST.

WE'VE HAD SOME PRETTY

BAD STORMS, BUT I'VE NEVER

SEEN ANY DAMAGE LIKE THIS

IN OUR IMMEDIATE AREA.

THE ROAD UP TO THE FARM UP

HERE A COUPLE MILES OUT

WAS JUST TREE AFTER TREE

AFTER TREE AND IT WAS

CLOSED.

Reporter: THIS TYPE

OF POWER WIND AND A

THUNDERSTORM IS CALL A

DERECHO.

IN SHELDON, IOWA, IT

MASHED PLANES, WITH GUSTS

UP TO 95 MILES PER HOUR.

YOU DIDN'T SEE THIS

WHEN YOU FIRST CAME AROUND

THE CORNER.

YOU THINK EVERYTHING LOOKS

PRETTY GOOD, AND THEN YOU

GET AROUND THE CORNER AND

YOU SEE EVERYTHING IS NOT

OKAY.

Reporter: THE

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

CONFIRMED A TORNADO DID

TOUCHDOWN IN PORTLAND

BUSINESS AREA.

AT LEAST FIVE PEOPLE HAD

TO BE RESCUED OR HELPED

FROM COLLAPSED OR DAMAGED

BUILDINGS.

MIRACULOUSLY, NO ONE WAS

HURT.

OUT WEST, WILDFIRES ARE

THE BIG ISSUE AS THEY

CONTINUE TO GROW IN SIZE

AND NUMBER.

CURRENTLY 21 FIRES ARE

BURNING IN SIX STATES.

FIREFIGHTERS STRUGGLING TO

GAIN THE UPPER HAND.

THE TREES ARE REALLY

WEAK AND READY TO COME

DOWN.

EVEN IF THEY LOOK GREEN,

THEY'RE READY TO COME

DOWN.

Reporter: ALASKA IS

SEEING THE WORST OF IT.

MORE THAN 3,000

FIREFIGHTERS THERE ARE

FIGHTING 13 LARGE FIRES.

SO FAR MORE THAN 350

SQUARE MILES ALREADY

BURNED.

THAT'S AN AREA OF ABOUT

THE SIZE OF FORT WORTH,

TEXAS.

THIS IS ONLY THE START OF

THE FIRE SEASON OUT WEST.

AND IT IS EXPECTED TO BE A

DIFFICULT ONE, WITH MUCH

OF THAT AREA EXPERIENCING

AN HISTORIC DROUGHT.

CAITLIN BURKE, CBN NEWS.

John: THANKS,

CAITLIN.

REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP IN

THE SENATE PLANS TO HOLD

VOTES ON WHETHER TO GIVE

PRESIDENT OBAMA THE

AUTHORITY TO MAKE

FAST-TRACK TRADE DEALS.

NOW SUPPORTERS WANT ALL 62

SENATORS WHO SUPPORTED IT

LAST MONTH TO VOTE FOR IT

AGAIN.

BUT OPPONENTS FROM THE

RIGHT AND LEFT ARE MAKING

EMOTIONAL RAILS TO DERAIL

IT.

SOME, LIKE THE HERITAGE

FOUNDATION, ARE NOT HAPPY

WITH THE BILL.

THEY SAY IT HAS BECOME A

SPECIAL INTEREST

BOONDOGGLE THAT DOES MORE

TO ADVANCE BIG GOVERNMENT.

> THE WORLD IS TAKING

NOTICE OF SOME POWERFUL

STORIES OF FORGIVENESS

COMING OUT OF THE

CHARLESTON MASSACRE.

FAMILIES OF THE VICTIMS

HAVE RESPONDED BY SHOWING

LOVE TO THE YOUNG MAN WHO

WILL STAND TRIAL FOR

KILLING THE NINE

CHURCH-GOERS.

AND IT IS A RESPONSE THAT

HAS TAKEN MANY BY

SURPRISE.

Efrem: DYLANN ROOF

RETURNS TO A CHARLESTON

COURT IN THE NEXT PHASE OF

HIS PENDING TRIAL FOR

KILLING NINE PEOPLE AT A

BIBLE STORY HERE AT THE

HISTORIC EMANUEL AME

CHURCH.

AND HE RETURNS TO COURT

HAVING ALREADY BEEN

FORGIVEN FROM THOSE

VICTIMS' FAMILIES.

AS RUTH'S BOND HEARING,

THE DAUGHTER OF

70-YEAR-OLD ETHEL LANCE,

AN EMPLOYEE OF THE CHURCH,

HAD THESE WORDS FOR

DYLANN.

YOU TOOK SOMETHING VERY

SPECIAL FROM ME.

I WILL NEVER TALK TO HER

EVER AGAIN.

I WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO

HOLD HER AGAIN.

BUT I FORGIVE YOU.

Efrem: THE MOTHER OF

THE YOUNGEST VICTIM,

26-YEAR-OLD TAWANDA WAS AT

THE BIBLE STUDY.

TAWANDA SANDERS WAS MY

SON, BUT HE WAS MY HERO.

BUT AS WE SAY IN THE BIBLE

STUDY, WE ENJOYED YOU.

MAY GOD HAVE MERCY ON YOU.

Reporter: THOSE SAME

PRAYERS FOR MERCY CAN BE

FOUND...

THE WORLD CANNOT

UNDERSTAND WHY WE'RE NOT

CRYING AT THIS MOMENT --

WHY WE'RE NOT BITTER.

Efrem: ...HERE

OUTSIDE THE CHURCH, WHERE

THOUSANDS HAVE COME TO

SUPPORT.

THE CHURCH REOPENED ITS

DOORS ON SUNDAY, FATHER'S

DAY.

HE SAID IF YOU'RE CURIOUS

TO KNOW WHY THOSE VICTIMS'

FAMILIES ARE SO QUICK TO

FORGIVE, YOU NEED TO KNOW

THEIR FATHER, THEIR

HEAVENLY FATHER.

THE BLOOD OF THE

EMANUEL NINE REQUIRES US

TO WORK.

Efrem: AND THEIR

PRAYER IS THAT DYLANN

WOULD FIND THE SAME PEACE

THAT IS SUSTAINING US.

I FORGIVE YOU.

MY FAMILY FORGIVES YOU.

BUT WE WOULD LIKE YOU TO

TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO

REPENT.

REPENT.

CONFESS.

GIVE YOUR LIFE TO THE ONE

WHO MATTERS THE MOST,

CHRIST.

Efrem: EFREM GRAHAM,

CBN NEWS, CHARLESTON,

SOUTH CAROLINA.

John: THE

CONGRESSIONAL PRAYER

CAUCUS WANTS TO HIGHLIGHT

THE POWER OF FAITH IN

AMERICA.

IT IS LAUNCHING ITS "FAITH

FORDFORWARD" INITIATIVE TODAY.

VIRGINIA CONGRESSMAN RANDY

FORBES SAID THIS NEW

INITIATIVE IS IMPORTANT

BECAUSE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

IN AMERICA IS AT RISK LIKE

NEVER BEFORE.

I THINK TERRIBLY AT

RISK AS WE LOOK ACROSS THE

COUNTRY, MORE SO THAN ANY

TIME IN MY LIFE.

AND WHAT IS IMPORTANT THAT

THE COUNTRY RELIES WHAT

HAPPENS IF WE TAKE THIS

FAITH COMPONENT OUT OF OUR

NATION.

WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WE'RE

TELLING THESE NARRATIVES,

THAT THE PUBLIC STARTS

LOOKING AND SAYING, DO WE

REALLY WANT TO LOSE THIS

OUT OF OUR SOCIETY?

AND I THINK THE ANSWER IS

CLEARLY WE DON'T.

OUR FAITH HELPED GET US

HERE.

BUT EVEN MORE IMPORTANTLY,

IT IS ABOUT TOMORROW

BECAUSE THE FAITH IS GOING

TO BE THE GUIDING FORCE, I

THINK, TO GET US THROUGH

SOME VERY CHALLENGING

TIMES AHEAD.

Efrem: YOU CAN FIND A

LINK TO THE "FAITH IT

FORWARD" Facebook PAGE

AND WATCH THE FULL

INTERVIEW WITH CONGRESSMAN

FORBES AT cbnnews.com.

PAT, BACK TO YOU.

Pat: CONGRESSMAN

FORBES IS A DEAR FRIEND

FOR MANY YEARS AND HE IS A

WONDERFUL GUY.

HE HAS BEEN A PILLAR OF

STRENGTH IN THE CONGRESS

FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS, FOR

PRAYER, FOR PLACING THIS

COUNTRY ON THE PATH THAT

IT NEEDS TO BE ON.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, COMING

UP, MEET THE WOMAN THE

WORLD PRAYED FOR AND HEAR

THE STORY ONLY SHE CAN

TELL.

MIRIAM IBRAHIM TALKS ABOUT

THE FIVE MONTHS SHE SPENT

IN A SUDANESE PRISON,

ALONG WITH HER CHILDREN.

AFTER THIS.

Pat: SUDAN, THE

FORMER HEAD OF SUDAN, WAS

BEING TRIED OR SHOULD HAVE

BEEN TRIED.

HE ESCAPED CUSTODY AND

LEFT AN AREA WHERE HE

SHOULD HAVE BEEN PUT IN

PRISON.

NEVERTHELESS, THAT IS NOT

WHAT THIS STORY IS ABOUT.

THERE WAS A SUDANESE WOMAN

A YEAR AGO, WHO'S NAME WAS

MARIAM IBRAHEEM, AND SHE

WAS IN PRISON FACING A

DEATH SENTENCE.

HER ONE-YEAR-OLD CHILD WAS

BY HER SIDE.

AND SHE GAVE BIRTH TO HER

SECOND CHILD INSIDE A JAIL

CELL.

EFREM GRAHAM BRINGS US HER

REMARKABLE STORY ON THE

ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF

HER MIRACULOUS RELEASE

FROM THE SUDANESE PRISON.

Efrem: MARIAM

IBRAHEEM STANDS CENTER

STAGE TO THANK AMERICAN

AUDIENCES FOR PRAYERS AND

FOR PROTESTS FOR HER

FREEDOM.

JUST A YEAR AGO IN

MUSLIM-DOMINATED SUDAN,

MARIAM WAS IN PRISON,

FACING DEATH.

A COURT SENTENCED HER TO

BE FLOGGED AND THEN HANGED

FOR BEING A CHRISTIAN AND

ALSO MARRYING ONE.

WERE YOU WORRIED THAT YOU

WERE GOING TO DIE IN

PRISON?

Translator: I WAS NOT

AFRAID.

GOD IS WITH ALL OF US AT

ANY TIME.

Efrem: EAS HER QUIET

COURAGE IS STRONG.

I CAN FEEL IT JUST SITTING

ACROSS FROM HER.

SHE SPENT FIVE MONTHS IN

PRISON WITH HER 1-YEAR-OLD

AT HER SIDE AND GAVE BIRTH

TO A SECOND CHILD INSIDE

THE JAIL CELL.

HOW ARE THE CHILDREN?

Through Translator:

MY CHILDREN ARE DOING

OKAY.

EXCEPT FOR MAYA.

I'M A BIT WORRIED ABOUT

HER HEALTH IN THE FUTURE,

DUE TO HER BEING BORN IN

PRISON.

Efrem: DO YOU STILL

THINK ABOUT THE TIME IN

PRISON IN SUDAN?

Through Translator:

WHAT I SAW IN PRISON,

NOTHING IS FAIR.

EVEN IF YOU HAVE A SMALL

CRIME, THEY WILL GIVE YOU

BIG SENTENCES FOR IT,

WHICH IS NOT WORTH IT.

I FEEL LIKE IT IS NOT FAIR

AT ALL.

ESPECIALLY A WOMAN.

THERE ARE A LOT OF

CHRISTIAN WOMEN WHO ARE IN

PRISON THERE.

SO THEY GET SENTENCED AS

THEY WERE MUSLIMS, AND

THAT'S NOT FAIR.

Efrem: SO THEY COULD

DIE?

IT HAPPENS A LOT.

ESPECIALLY THE CHILDREN,

WHO ARE THERE WITH THEIR

MOTHERS.

Efrem: THEY KILL THE

CHILDREN, TOO?

THEY'RE NOT

INTENTIONALLY KILLING

THEM, BUT THE SITUATION

AND THE DIFFICULTIES IN

PRISON ARE KILLING THEM.

Efrem: MARIAM AND HER

BABY SURVIVED THE HARSH

CONDITIONS AND REUNITED

WITH HER HUSBAND, DANIEL.

FOR THE JOUR JOURNEY TO HIS

HOME IN NEW HAMPSHIRE,

THEIR TRIP INCLUDED A STOP

IN ITALY FOR A VISIT WITH

THE POPE.

MANY WERE PRAYING FOR

YOU AND WERE HAPPY TO SEE

YOU MAKE IT TO THE U.S.

IS THERE ANYTHING ABOUT

YOUR STORY THAT YOU DON'T

KNOW THAT YOU WANT US TO

KNOW?

Through Translator:

MY STORY IS VERY LONG.

ALL OF THE THINGS THAT YOU

GUYS SAW ON THE MEDIA WAS

JUST THE LAST-MINUTE

THINGS.

Efrem: IT IS ALSO A

STORY MARIAM AND HER

HUSBAND ARE FIGHTING TO

SHARE THEMSELVES.

PRODUCERS STOPPED PLANS

FOR A MOVIE AFTER THE

COUPLE SPOKE OUT AGAINST

IT.

AND AN ITALIAN JOURNALIST

HAS WRITTEN A BOOK.

BUT MARIAM IS AT WORK

WRITING THE STORY ONLY SHE

CAN TELL.

DID YOU EVER SIT AND ASK

GOD WHY ME?

WHY ME?

Through Translator:

NO.

I NEVER ASKED GOD WHY ME,

BUT I ACCEPTED THE FACT

THAT IT WAS A TEST FROM

GOD.

Efrem: WHAT DID THAT

EXPERIENCE IN PRISON DO TO

YOUR CHRISTIAN FAITH?

BEING IN PRISON

STRENGTHENED MY FAITH EVEN

MORE AND MORE.

AND I'M SURE DEEP INSIDE

THAT THE OTHER ISLAMICS

ARE NOT HAPPY WITH WHAT I

DID.

Efrem: MARIAM'S BRAVE

STAND IS BRINGING HER

HONOR IN AMERICA, LIKE

RECEIVING THE PRESIDENT'S

AWARD FROM THE NATIONAL

RELIGIOUS BROADCASTERS

ASSOCIATION.

WHAT DOES YOUR FAMILY AND

YOU NEED MOST RIGHT NOW?

THE MOST THING THAT MY

FAMILY NEEDS IS FOR MY

HUSBAND TO GET EMPLOYED

AND FOR MYSELF TO GET MY

PAPERWORK DONE IN ORDER

FOR ME TO HELP EVERYONE TO

DREAM, TO LIVE HAPPY, TO

LIVE IN PEACE AND IN GOOD

HEALTH.

THAT'S ALL I ASK FOR.

AND THAT'S WHAT I WANT FOR

MY FAMILY.

Efrem: WOULD YOU GO

BACK TO SUDAN?

I WOULD HOPE TO DO THAT

ONE DAY.

Efrem: AND WHAT DO

YOU WANT TO DO THERE?

I WILL DO GOD'S WILL.

IF HE HAS A JOB FOR ME

THERE.

I ALWAYS DREAMED OF

HELPING OTHERS IN SUDAN.

AND I WILL HOPE FOR GOD TO

BRING THAT TO PASS.

ALL I CAN DO IS HELP

OTHERS, JUST LIKE I WAS

HELPED.

Efrem: HER HEART TO

HELP BEGINS AT HOME IN

SUDAN, BUT MARIAM HOPES TO

SOME DAY SERVE PERSECUTED

CHRISTIANS AROUND THE

WORLD.

EFREM GRAHAM, CBN NEWS,

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE.

Pat: THANKS, EFREM.

I WAS IN SUDAN WITH

GENERAL NUMIRI WAS

PRESIDENT.

IT WAS A RELATIVELY FREE

COUNTRY.

WE HAD ACCESS TO WHATEVER

WE WANTED ACCESS TO.

AND THEY ENTERTAINED THE

DELEGATION I WAS WITH,

THEN VICE PRESIDENT GEORGE

BUSH.

THE MUSLIM TAKEOVER

HAPPENED AFTER THAT TIME.

AND IT HAS PLUNGED THAT

COUNTRY INTO A REAL

DICTATORSHIP.

IMAGINE SOMEBODY WHO IS

GOING TO BE FLASHED WITH A

WHIP, A WOMAN, BEATEN

BECAUSE SHE MARRIED A

CHRISTIAN.

BUT SHE WAS A CHRISTIAN.

SHE WAS ALWAYS A

CHRISTIAN.

AND THEY SAID, WELL,

YOU'RE A MUSLIM.

AND MUSLIMS SHOULDN'T

MARRY CHRISTIANS.

AND THEN THEY SENTENCED

HER TO DEATH.

SO IT WAS THE GRACE OF GOD

THAT AFTER A YEAR OF

PRISON SHE WAS RELEASED.

AND WE'RE SO GRATEFUL TO

THAT ANSWER TO PRAYER.

BUT THIS IS ONE MORE PLACE

WHERE THE PEOPLE OF GOD

ARE BEING PERSECUTED.

AND WE NEED TO DO

EVERYTHING WE CAN TO STAND

WITH THEM, TO SHOW OUR

SOLIDARITY WITH THOSE WHO

ARE SUFFERING.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, UP NEXT,

TWIN BABY GIRLS WITH

IDENTICAL CANCERS.

THEIR NUMBERS WERE

MASSIVE, EXTREMELY

ABNORMAL.

AND IT WAS FILLED WITH

TUMOR CELLS.

NOT JUST ONE PART, BUT

THROUGHOUT THEIR WHOLE

LIVES.

Terry: WATCH THESE

TWINS RECEIVE A DOUBLE

MIRACLE.

THAT'S COMING UP.

Terry: MICHAEL DUNN

ALYSSA LEARNED THEIR TWO

MONTH OLD BABY GIRL HAD A

RARE FORM OF CANCER, AND

THEY WERE DEVASTATED.

BUT THERE ARE NO WORDS TO

DESCRIBE THEIR REACTION

WHEN THEY LEARNED THAT

THEIR BABY'S TWIN SISTER

HAD THE IDENTICAL CANCER.

Reporter: ON

JULY 4th, 2007, AT

4 a.m., ALYSSA AND

MICHAEL WELCOMED TWIN

GIRLS, MADELEINE AND

ISABELLA INTO THEIR

FAMILY.

FAMILY.

THEY WERE PERFECT SIZED

LITTLE GIRLS.

THEY SURPRISED US AND CAME

ON THE FOURTH OF JULY, SO

WE CALL THEM OUR

FIRECRACKER BABIES.

Reporter: THEN THEIR

PEDIATRICIAN NOTICED

MADELEINE'S STOMACH WAS

SWOLLEN.

YOU COULD NOTICE A TONE

CHANGE WHEN HE STARTED TO

PHYSICALLY EXAMINE HER.

YOU COULD SEE HIS FACE

CHANGE.

I THINK WE BOTH KNEW THIS

WASN'T GOING TO BE A

NORMAL CHECKUP.

Reporter: AN

ULTRASOUND GAVE THEM

REASON TO SUSPECT SHE HAD

CANCER.

HE SENT THEM TO A LOCAL

HOSPITAL FOR FURTHER

TESTING.

ON THE DRIVE TO THE

HOSPITAL, WE FEARED THE

WORST.

BUT WE HOPED AND PRAYED

FOR THE BEST.

WE HOPED IT WOULD BE

ROUTINE, BUT DEEP DOWN

INSIDE, YOU WORRY.

WE WORRIED IT COULD BE THE

WORST.

THEY SAID -- WHEN WE

FIRST GOT THERE, THAT

THERE WAS NO WAY IT COULD

BE CANCER BECAUSE SHE WAS

TOO YOUNG.

BUT THE DOCTOR CAME IN

SHAKING.

Reporter: MADELEINE

HAD STAGE FOUR

NEUROBLASTOMA.

A SOFTBALL-SIZED TUMOR WAS

GROWING ON HER ABDOMEN.

ALYSSA AND MICHAEL TOOK

HER TO MICHIGAN, DETROIT'S

MEDICAL CENTER.

AS THEY RAN TESTS ON

MADELEINE, HER TWIN CAUGHT

HIS ATTENTION.

MY COLLEAGUE AND I HAD

A FEELING SOMETHING WAS

THE NOT RIGHT.

THEY ASKED ME TO LOOK AT

ISABELLA'S ABDOMEN.

SHE WENT FOR AN

ULTRASOUND, AND

UNFORTUNATELY WE FOUND SHE

HAD THE SAME TUMOR THAT

MADELEINE HAD.

Reporter: THE DOCTORS

SAID THAT SURGERY WOULD BE

RISKY, SO THE BEST FORM OF

TREATMENT WOULD BE

CHEMOTHERAPY.

BUT THAT IT ITS OWN RISKS.

IDENTIFY TWINS DEVELOPING

THE SAME FORM OF CANCER AT

THE SAME TIME IS EXTREMELY

RARE.

AND THE CHANCE THAT BOTH

GIRLS WOULD SURVIVE WAS

UNCERTAIN.

THEIR M.R.I.s SHOWED

THEIR LIVES WERE MASSIVELY

ENLARGED AND FILLED WITH

TUMOR CELLS.

NOT JUST ONE LITTLE PART

WHERE YOU COULD CUT IT

OUT.

IT WAS THROUGHOUT THEIR

WHOLE LIVES.

Reporter: THE INFANTS

WERE SEPARATED TO BEGIN

THE FIRST OF FOUR

TREATMENTS.

MEANWHILE, THE DUNN'S

FAMILY AND FRIENDS PRAYED

FOR A MIRACLE.

THINGS STARTED LOOKING

GRIM PRETTY QUICKLY.

THEY GOT SICK REALLY

QUICK.

AND THEY WERE IN SO MUCH

PAIN.

YOU COULDN'T TOUCH THEIR

SKIN.

IT LOOKED LIKE IT WOULD

CRACK.

SOME DAYS WERE VERY,

VERY HARD.

WE WOULD GET A LOT OF

NEGATIVE NEWS.

WHEN YOU'RE WALKING

THROUGH THAT VALLEY, YOU

REALLY DON'T KNOW HOW

THINGS ARE GOING TO TURN

OUT.

ALL YOU CAN DO IS TRUST IN

THE LORD AND JUST PUT YOUR

FAITH IN HIM.

Reporter: THEY SAW A

SPARK OF HOPE WHEN THE

GIRLS WERE REUNITED FOR

THE SECOND ROUND OF

THERAPY.

THEY LET US PUT THEM

TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST

TIME, AND THEY RECOGNIZED

EACH OTHER.

IT WAS HUGE.

THEY STARTED KICKING AND

SMILING.

AND THEY HADN'T DONE THAT

IN A MONTH.

I THINK IT WAS A

TURNING POINT.

IT REALLY GAVE US HOPE TO

THINK THAT MAYBE WE CAN

GET THROUGH THIS.

MAYBE THE LORD WILL CHOOSE

TO HEAL THEM.

Reporter: BY OCTOBER,

THE GIRLS WERE WELL ENOUGH

TO GO HOME AND FINISH

THEIR TREATMENTS.

AFTERWARDS, THEY WENT FOR

AN M.R.I. TO DETERMINE IF

THE THERAPY HAD WORKED.

TWO WEEKS BEFORE CHRISTMAS

THEY GOT THE RESULTS.

IT WAS THE 14th OF

DECEMBER.

AND THE CHRISTMAS TREE WAS

LIT.

WE HAD OUR PARENTS OVER.

AND WE WERE CELEBRATING

JUST THE SEASON.

AND WE GOT THAT PHONE CALL

THAT THEY WERE CONSIDERED

NO EVIDENCE OF DISEASE.

I REMEMBER HANGING UP THE

PHONE AND JUST FEELING,

LIKE, REALLY?

WOW!

WE MADE IT.

OUR GIRLS WERE HEALED.

THE LORD CHOSE TO HEAL

THEM.

Reporter: THIS YEAR

THE GIERLS WIL GIRLS WILL BE

CELEBRATING ANOTHER

BIRTHDAY.

IT IS A BIG

CELEBRATION.

AND DAD GIVES THEM

FIREWORKS TO CELEBRATE

THEIR SPARKLE IN OUR

LIVES.

IT IS JUST A MIRACLE.

IN A SITUATION LIKE

THIS, WHICH POTENTIALLY

COULD HAVE BEEN A TRAGEDY,

NOT ONLY HAVE ONE CHILD

WITH CANCER, BUT TWO

CHILDREN AT THE SAME TIME

DEVELOPING CANCER AND THE

FACT THAT THEY BOTH

RECOVERED AND ARE

CANCER-FREE IS A TRUE

MIRACLE.

IT IS REALLY GRATIFYING

THAT THINGS LIKE THIS

HAPPEN.

THE TWINS' HEALING WAS

DEFINITELY A GIFT FROM

GOD.

HE BLESSED THEM AND CHOSE

THEM TO BE HEALED THROUGH

THE HANDS OF THE DOCTORS

AND THE NURSES.

THERE IS NO OTHER WAY IT

CAN BE EXPLAINED.

THEY WERE GIVEN A SMALL

CHANCE FOR SURVIVAL.

AND FOR THEM TO COME

THROUGH AND BE AS WELL AS

THEY ARE TODAY, IT WAS A

MIRACLE.

THERE WAS NO DOUBT IN MY

MIND.

IT WAS A MIRACLE.

Terry: WOW!

GOD IS SO GOOD AND SO

AMAZING.

YOU JUST WANT TO REJOICE

WITH THAT FAMILY.

Pat: AREN'T THEY

BEAUTIFUL GIRLS?

THEY'RE SO SWEET.

Terry: BUT WHAT A

DIFFICULT PATH TO WALK

DOWN.

THERE ARE MANY OF YOU, I

KNOW, WHO ARE STRUGGLING

WITH NEEDS IN YOUR OWN

LIVES, AND TODAY WE WANT

TO JUST TAKE A MOMENT TO

ENCOURAGE YOU WITH THE

STORY OF ISABELLA AND

MADELEINE AND WITH SOME

PRAYER REPORTS.

THIS IS ANGELA, WHO

SUFFERED WITH A KNEE

INJURY FOR OVER 30 YEARS,

BUT COULDN'T AFFORD

SURGERY TO CORRECT IT.

FOR THE PAST YEAR SHE HAD

TO WEAR A KNEE BRACE.

LAST APRIL SHE WAS

WATCHING THIS PROGRAM AND

SHE HEARD YOU SAY,

"SOMEBODY, YOU'VE GOT WHAT

IS CALLED A TRICK KNEE.

YOU'RE KNEE WANTS TO GO TO

THE RIGHT, AND AS YOU

WALK, IT IS AT A FUNNY

ANGLE.

YOU DON'T HAVE SUPPORT.

RIGHT NOW PUT YOUR HAND ON

THAT KNEE AND IN THE NAME

OF JESUS, IT IS HEALED."

SHE SAYS SHE FELT HER KNEE

GROW STRONGER AND SHE IS

NOT USING THE BRACE ANY

LONGER, AND SHE IS GIVING

GOD THE GLORY.

Pat: THE KNEE GROWS

STRONGER.

GOD TOUCHED AND

STRENGTHENED THAT KNEE.

HE HAD TO BUILD UP THE

CARTILAGE AND WHATEVER.

Terry: WHATEVER WAS

NEEDED TO REALIGN THE

KNEE.

Pat: AND HERE IS ONE,

LIBBY HAD EXPERIENCED

VERTIGO.

SHE SAW HER DOCTOR AND HE

PRESCRIBED MEDICATION, BUT

IT KEPT ON GOING WITH LACK

OF BALANCE AND DIZZINESS.

LAST JANUARY SHE WAS

WATCHING OUR PROGRAM, AND,

TERRY, YOU SAID, "SOMEONE,

YOU HAVE BALANCE PROBLEMS,

AND GOD IS HEALING YOU

RIGHT NOW."

LIBBY HAD NO PROBLEM

RECEIVING THAT WORD AND

SHE HAS HAD NO PROBLEM

SINCE.

FOLKS, TO SEE A HEALING

LIKE THAT IS WONDERFUL.

WHAT TIME IS IT ON THIS

PROGRAM?

IT IS TIME TO PRAY FOR

YOU.

TIME TO BELIEVE GOD.

TIME TO HOLD ON TO THE

LORD.

AND I WANT TO CONFESS

RIGHT NOW THAT GOD

ALMIGHTY IS THE AUTHOR OF

EVERYTHING.

AND WITH HIM NOTHING IS

IMPOSSIBLE.

SO WHATEVER IT IS -- YOU

SAY, WELL, HE CAN'T HEAL

THAT.

YES, HE CAN.

TERRY AND I WILL NOW JOIN

HANDS.

WE'RE TOGETHER.

WE BELIEVE GOD.

FATHER, IN JESUS' NAME, I

JOIN HANDS WITH MY SISTER.

WE MAKE A BOND TOGETHER ON

BEHALF OF THIS AUDIENCE.

LUPUS HAS JUST BEEN

HEALED.

THERE IS A LADY, AND I

BELIEVE THE NAME IS

MADELEINE, AND YOU JUST

GOT HEALED OF LUPUS.

IN JESUS' NAME, BEGIN TO

PRAISE HIM.

TERRY?

Terry: SOMEONE ELSE,

YOU HAVE A SPINAL ISSUE.

YOU HAVE IMPULSES THAT

NEED TO CONNECT DOWN YOUR

SPINE.

GOD IS HEALING THAT

CONDITION FOR YOU.

YOU'LL FEEL A TINGLING AND

A WARMTH IN YOUR BACK, AND

YOU'RE GOING TO BE FREE IN

JESUS' NAME.

Pat: I BELIEVE IT IS

A MAN, YOU'VE GOT A

PROBLEM WITH YOUR CAROTID

ARTERIES, AND THEY'RE ALL

FILLED UP WITH PLAGUE AND

WHAT HAVE YOU.

AND IT IS CAUSING A

SHORTAGE OF BLOOD TO YOUR

BRAIN.

RIGHT NOW PUT YOUR HAND ON

YOUR THROAT IN THE NAME OF

JESUS.

Terry: AND THERE IS

SOMEONE ELSE WITH A THROAT

ISSUE.

IT IS LIKE YOUR VOICE HAS

BECOME VERY RASPY, AND YOU

CAN'T GET IT CLEAR.

GOD IS CLEARING THAT UP

FOR YOU RIGHT NOW.

YOU'RE GOING TO GO BACK TO

BEING ABLE TO SPEAK

CLEARLY, AS YOU DID

BEFORE.

Pat: SOMEONE IS

HEALED OF DIZZINESS RIGHT

NOW.

IT IS NOT EXACTLY THE

VERTIGO THING, BUT IT IS

LIKE VERTIGO.

YOU ARE HEALED.

YOU'LL BE ABLE TO WALK

WITH STABILITY IN THE NAME

OF JESUS.

FATHER, FOR OTHERS IN THIS

AUDIENCE, WHOEVER THEY

ARE, AND THEY'RE SAWFERG,

SUFFERING, AND THEY'RE

PRAYING FOR THEIR NEEDS,

FOR THEIR FINANCES,

THEY'RE PRAYING FOR THIS

NATION, IN JESUS' NAME DO

MIRACLES, LORD.

WE THANK YOU AND PRAISE

YOU.

AMEN.

AND AMEN.

BY THE WAY, GIVE US A

CALL, WILL YOU PLEASE.

1-800-759-0700.

WE'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM

YOU.

IF YOU'VE HAD AN ANSWER TO

PRAYER, WE'D LOVE TO HEAR

IT.

IF YOU NEED PRAYER, WE

WOULD LOVE TO HEAR ABOUT

THAT.

PICK UP THE PHONE AND CALL

IN.

WE'RE HERE FOR YOU.

TERRY?

Terry: HERE IS A

GREAT STORY.

COMING UP, HE LOST OUT ON

A MULTI-MILLION CONTRACT,

BUT THERE IS SOMETHING

EVEN BETTER AHEAD FOR THIS

HOOPS STAR.

THERE IS ONLY A FEW

PLAYERS THATPLAY IN

THE NBA.

THERE IS EVEN FEWER WHO

ARE CALLED FOR SOMETHING

LIKE ISAIAH HAS BEEN

CALLED FOR.

Terry: WE'LL CATCH UP

WITH ISAIAH AUSTIN LATER

ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB."

Efrem: WELCOME BACK

TO WASHINGTON FOR THIS CBN

NEWSBREAK.

MITCHELL McCONNELL, TO

REPUBLICAN WHITE HOUSE

HOPEFULS, THEY ARE JOINING

SOUTH CAROLINA'S

GOVERNOR'S CALL FOR THE

CONFEDERATE FLAG TO COME

DOWN.

THIS AFTER THE KILLING OF

NINE PEOPLE AT THE

HISTORIC BLACK CHURCH.

THE FACT THAT PEOPLE

ARE CHOOSING TO USE THIS

SYMBOL AS A SIGN OF HATE

IS SOMETHING WE CANNOT

STAND.

Efrem: GOVERNOR HALEY

CALLED ON LAWMAKERS TO

VOTE BY THE END OF THE

SUMMER.

> A NORTH CAROLINA TEEN

HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH

PLANNING TO KILL A LARGE

NUMBER OF U.S. CITIZENS

FOR ISIS.

19-YEAR-OLD JUSTIN

SULLIVAN WAS TURNED IN BY

HIS OWN FATHER.

AFTER THE TIP, AN

UNDERCOVER F.B.I. AGENT

CONTACTED SULLIVAN, WHO

TOLD HIM HE CONVERTED TO

ISLAM AND WAS A WARRIOR.

HE WAS PLANNING TO BUY A

RIFLE TO GUN DOWN PEOPLE

AT A BAR OR CONCERT.

AND AUTHORITIES SAY HE

PLANNED TO USE A

BIOLOGICAL WEAPON OR BOMB

TO KILL 1,000 PEOPLE.

HE IS BELIEVED TO HAVE

BEEN RADICALIZED AFTER

WATCHING ISIS PROPAGANDA

ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

PAT AND TERRY WILL BE BACK

WITH MORE OF "THE 700

CLUB" RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Pat: WE USED TO SING

A SONG, COUNT YOUR

BLESSINGS, NAME THEM ONE

BY ONE, COUNT YOUR

BLESSINGS, AND SEE WHAT

GOD HAS DONE.

BUT ONE OF THE BLESSINGS

WE HAVE HERE IN THIS

NATION IS CLEAN DRINKING

WATER.

CLEAN WATER.

YOU GO INTO THE BATHROOM

OR YOU GO INTO THE KITCHEN

AND YOU TURN ON THE

SPICKET ON OUT COMES

CLEAN, FRESH WATER.

E CAN DRINYOU CAN DRINK IT.

IT ISN'T FULL OF LITTLE

CREATURES.

AND IT IS JUST A BLESSING.

WELL, THIS IS ONLY ONE OF

THE FEW PARTS OF THE WORLD

WHERE WE HAVE THAT.

BUT IN PARTS OF SOUTH

AFRICA, ANY KIND OF CLEAN

DRINKING WATER IS HARD TO

COME BY.

IN ONE VILLAGE IN FACT, AN

ELDERLY WOMAN HAD TO RISK

HER LIFE JUST TO GET SOME

WATER.

Reporter: FINA LIVES

ALONG IN THE REMOTE GRASS

LANDS OF SOUTH AFRICA.

ONE OF THE BIGGEST

CHALLENGES SHE FACES IS

GETTING WATER.

WATER IS LIFE.

IF YOU DON'T HAVE WATER,

YOU STRUGGLE A LOT.

Reporter: HER

CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN

HAVE ALL MOVED AWAY, SO

SHE HAS NO ONE TO HELP

HER.

I ALWAYS FELT SAD

BECAUSE MY LIFE IS SO

DIFFICULT.

EVERY DAY I CARRIED MY

PACK A LONG DISTANCE TO

THE RIVER.

Reporter: HAVING TO

GO THAT FAR WASN'T THE

ONLY PROBLEM.

I WAS SCARED TO GO TO

THE RIVER BECAUSE IT WAS

FULL OF HIPPOS.

THEY ARE DANGEROUS IF YOU

STARTLE THEM.

SOMETIMES I WOULD SEE THEM

SLEEPING ON THE RIVER BANK

AND WALK BACK HOME WITH AN

EMPTY PACK.

Reporter: ON THOSE

DAYS, FINA DUG A HOLE IN

THE GROUND AND WAITED FOR

WATER TO SEEP INTO IT.

SHE WAITED HOURS FOR JUST

A LITTLE BIT OF DIRTY

WATER.

I AM OLD, AND THAT MADE

ME SO TIRED.

DIGGING A HOLE EVERY TIME

I NEEDED WATER PUT A

STRAIN ON MY BODY.

Reporter: WHEN

SOMEONE FROM CBN HEARD

ABOUT THE LONG WALKS, THE

HIPPOS, AND THE HARD WORK

THAT WENT INTO GETTING

WATER, WE DUG A WELL FOR

FINA.

NOW I HAVE WATER RIGHT

IN MY OWN YARD.

I DON'T HAVE TO RISK MY

LIFE GOING TO THE RIVER

ANYMORE.

THAT MAKES ME VERY HAPPY.

IF IT WASN'T FOR CBN, I

WOULD BE HURT, OR MAYBE

EVEN DEAD.

THANK YOU, CBN, FOR

CHANGING MY LIFE.

Pat: ISN'T THAT

AMAZING.

JUST A LITTLE BIT AND YOU

CAN BRING CHANGE AND

CHANGE A PERSON'S LIFE.

I INVITE YOU TO JOIN OUR

"700 CLUB."

IT IS 65 CENTS A DAY.

THAT'S ALL IT IS.

AND YOU CAN JOIN.

AND WE'VE GOT SOMETHING

FOR YOU -- WE'VE GOT A

WHOLE BUNCH OF STUFF.

I'LL TALK ABOUT THIS.

IT'S CALLED "THE

TRANSFORMING WORD."

THEY ARE THE MIRACLE

SCRIPTURES, AND IT WAS

THERE THAT THERE IS A

TEACHING ON HEALING.

IF YOU JOIN PLEDGE

EXPRESS, YOU CAN TELL YOUR

FINANCIAL INSTITUTION OR

YOUR BANK OR WHATEVER TO

JUST SEND $20 A MONTH

AUTOMATICALLY, AND IT WILL

BE AUTOMATICALLY SENT IN,

AND IT WILL SAVE A LOT OF

MONEY FOR ALL OF US.

AND WE CAN SEND YOU THAT

NICE PRESENT TO GIVE YOU

SOMETHING TO ENJOY.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, STILL

AHEAD, PAT RETURNS TO THE

HOT SEAT FOR "BRING IT

ON."

SAMUEL SAYS, "I DISCOVERED

LEE WEEKS AGO I AM H.I.V.

POSITIVE.

I HAVE ALSO GIVEN MY LIFE

TO JESUS.

CAN HE STILL HEAL ME?

AND CAN I WORK FOR HIM

WITH THIS DISEASE?"

STAY TUNED FOR PAT'S

ANSWER AFTER THIS.

Pat: I WANT TO MAKE A

QUICK PITCH FOR REGENT

UNIVERSITY.

IT IS REALLY A TREMENDOUS

SCHOOL.

RECORD ENROLLMENT THIS

SUMMER, BY THE WAY.

BIG THINGS HAPPENING IN

THE FALL.

LISTEN TO THIS: SPECIAL

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS WHERE

YOU CAN GET DEGREES FOR

CYBER-SECURITY.

THAT IS REALLY HOT.

HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT.

WE'LL BE TRAINING PEOPLE

IN HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT.

POLITICAL COMMUNICATION.

AND PARALEGAL STUDIES,

AMONG OTHERS.

WE HAVE, RIGHT NOW, ABOUT

84 DIFFERENT PROGRAMS THAT

YOU CAN BE INVOLVED IN.

AND IT IS SET UP ONLINE

WHERE IT WILL BE

CONVENIENT FOR YOU.

AND THERE ARE 12-WEEK --

EXCUSE ME 8-WEEK COURSE

ENROLLMENT.

AND THEN ANOTHER TIME,

ANOTHER TIME AND SO ON.

AND THE BIG THING IS THIS

FALL AND YOU CAN ENROLL IN

MASTER'S DEGREES, DOCTORAL

DEGREES, AND NOW IS THE

TIME TO SIGN UP.

THERE IS THE NUMBER ON

YOUR SCREEN.

IT IS 1-866-910-7618.

OR YOU CAN LOG ON TO

www.regentedu AND SAY

YOU'RE INTERESTED IN

WHATEVER YOU'RE INTERESTED

IN.

IT'S ALL AVAILABLE.

SO CALL QUICKLY AND LET'S

MOVE BECAUSE, I'LL TELL

YOU, THIS FALL IS FILLING

UP.

WE'RE THRILLED TO SEE ALL

OF THE PEOPLE ENROLLING.

Terry: IT'S TIME.

Pat: WE HAD THE

BIGGEST GRADUATION, 1500

PEOPLE WHO GRADUATED JUST

IN MAY.

IT WAS TERRIFIC.

Terry: THIS THURSDAY

NIGHT IS THE 2015 NBA

DRAFT.

LAST YEAR ALL OF THE BUZZ

WAS ABOUT BAYLOR

UNIVERSITY'S ISAIAH

AUSTIN.

BUT BEFORE THAT DRAFT, HE

WAS DIAGNOSED WITH A

DISEASE, AND HIS PROMISING

CAREER ENDED BEFORE IT

BEGAN.

WHAT IS HE DOING NOW?

TOM BURING BRINGS US HIS

INSPIRING STORY.

Reporter: IN SIGH

BAYLOR'S UNIVERSITY ARE

BASKETBALL DREAMS, AS

PLAYERS TAKE THEIR HOPES

FOR A DREAM.

GETTING A SHOT FOR AN NBA

CAREER.

NONE CAN MATCH THE JOURNEY

OF 7' 1" CENTER ISAIAH

AUSTIN.

I WAS THE KID THAT

WANTED TO STAY IN THE GYM

FIVE, SIX, SEVEN HOURS

LONGER THAN OTHER KIDS

WOULD.

THE LOVE FOR THE GAME

FLOWING THROUGH YOUR BODY.

I ALWAYS FELT IT.

I ALWAYS WANTED TO HAVE A

BASKETBALL IN MY HAND.

Reporter: HIS FAMILY

MOVED TO TEXAS.

WHEN HE ARRIVED IN THE

EIGHTH GRADE, HE WAS HARD

TO MISS.

EVERYBODY WAS HEARING

THAT A NEW 6' 8" KID WHO

WAS SCRAWNY WOULD MOVE TO

TOWN AND EVERYBODY WANTED

HIM ON THEIR TEAM.

Reporter: THROUGH

HIGH SCHOOL, CROWDS GREW.

BAYLOR MADE THE BEST

IMPRESSION, ENABLING HIM

TO STAY IN FAITH AND CLOSE

TO HOME.

ON THE COURT AT 7' 1,"

NOT MANY PEOPLE CAN HANDLE

THE BALL LIKE HE CAN.

HE HAD A KNACK FOR MAKING

THE SHOTS.

HE IS A GREAT TEAMMATE, A

HUMBLE GUY AND A SERVANT

GUY.

HE HAD A DETERMINATION

ABOUT HIM.

I'M LOCKED IN ON ONE

GOAL, AND THAT'S TO WIN,

AND DO WHAT I CAN FOR AND

WITH MY TEAMMATES.

Reporter: HE CHANGED

HIS MIND ABOUT THE DRAFT

BECAUSE OF A SHOULDER

INJURY.

AS A SOPHOMORE, HE LED TO

A SWEET 16 APPEARANCE.

HIS VISIBILITY GREW.

ISAIAH CHOSE TO ENTER THE

2014 DRAFT AND INTENSIFIED

HIS TRAINING.

I REALLY WASN'T

LISTENING TO ALL OF THE

OUTSIDE CHIRPS AND THINGS

LIKE THAT.

EVERY DAY I CAME INTO THE

GYM, MY TRAINER WOULD TELL

ME I'M BECOMING A LOT

BETTER THAN I WAS.

THAT WOULD FUEL ME TO KEEP

GOING HARD.

Reporter: HE HELD

COURT ABOUT HIS BASKETBALL

FUTURE UNTIL AN

UNPREDICTABLE BOUNCE

SUDDENLY SHUT IT DOWN.

THE DOCTORS FOUND SYMPTOMS

FOR MARFAN SYNDROME, WHICH

MAKES THE HEART

SUSCEPTIBLE TO RUPTURE.

FIVE DAYS BEFORE THE

DRAFT, THE DIAGNOSIS WAS

CONFIRMED.

ISAIAH WOULD NO LONGER

PLAY COMPETITIVELY.

FRIENDS AND FAMILY BROKE

THE NEWS TO HIM.

EVERYBODY WAS THERE, MY

COACHING STAFF, MY MOM, MY

LITTLE BROTHER AND SISTER,

MY GIRLFRIEND, PASTORS.

AND I JUST REMEMBER SEEING

ONE FACE, AND THAT WAS MY

MOM'S FACE, RED, EYES

SWOLLEN AND TEARS RUNNING

DOWN HER CHEEKS.

AND THAT'S WHEN IT HIT ME.

I ASKED MY MOM, IS IT WHAT

I THINK IT IS?

AS SOON AS WE MADE EYE

CONTACT, I BROKE DOWN.

I STARTED CRYING.

IT WAS THE TOUGHEST MOMENT

I EVER HAD TO HEAR IN MY

LIFE.

WHEN YOU CAN FEEL GOD'S

PRESENCE ALL NIGHT LONG

AND PRAYERS AND SONGS THAT

KEPT THE NIGHT MOVING IN A

MANNER AND A DIRECTION

THAT I THINK WAS PLEASING

TO GOD.

Reporter: HIS

CONDITION BECAME

HEADLINES.

ISAIAH'S TWITTER RESPONSE

WENT VIRAL.

HE WAS INVITED TO THE JUNE

DRAFT AT THE NBA

COMMISSIONER ANNOUNCED A

CERIMONIAL PICK HONORING

ISAIAH AND FULFILLING HIS

CHILDHOOD DREAM.

THE NEXT PICK IN THE

2014 NBA DRAFT, THE NBA

SELECTS ISAIAH AUSTIN FROM

BAYLOR UNIVERSITY.

GOD WILL NEVER BRING

YOU TO ANYTHING HE CAN'T

BRING YOU THROUGH.

THERE WERE TOUGH TIMES IN

MY LIFE, BUT AT THE SAME

TIME HE BROUGHT ME

THROUGH.

FINDING OUT ABOUT

MARFAN'S, NOT ONLY DID IT

CHANGE MY LIFE, BUT FOR

THE BETTER.

HE HAS GIVEN ME A CHANCE

TO SPREAD HIS WORD AND HIS

GOSPEL, AND HE HAS GIVEN

ME A WAY TO TOUCH PEOPLE

AROUND THE WORLD WITH MY

STORY, AND LET THEM KNOW

THEY'RE GOING TO FIGHT

THROUGH ADVERSITY IN THEIR

LIFE, BUT THEY HAVE TO

KEEP FAITH IN GOD AND

TRUST IN HIM.

IT TURNS OUT ISAIAH'S

ABILITY TO LOOK PAST

HARDSHIP HAS BECOME THE

BIGGEST PLAY OF HIS

CAREER.

IRONICALLY, HIS FOCUSED

OUTLOOWAS HONED WHILE PLAYING

BASKETBALL BLIND IN ONE

EYE.

I WENT UP FOR A ROUTINE

DUNK, AND I CAME DOWN AND

I WAS SEEING RED.

I THOUGHT IT WAS ADRENALIN

AT THAT TIME.

UNTIL THE NEXT MORNING

WHEN I WOKE UP AND IT WAS

THERE AND I WAS RUSHED

INTO EMERGENCY SURGERY.

Reporter: IT WAS THE

FIRST OF FOUR SURGERIES IN

HIS RIGHT EYE, THE SAME

EYE THAT WAS STRUCK AS A

10-YEAR-OLD.

WITH ALTERED VISION AND

DEPTH PERCEPTION, ISAIAH

LEARNED TO ADJUST HIS

SHOT.

HE KEPT IT SECRET BEFORE

REVEALING HIS VISUAL

HANDICAP PUBLICLY MIDWAY

THROUGH THIS SOPHOMORE

SEASON.

WHAT HAS THE LOSS OF

VISION PROVIDED FOR YOU?

CONFIDENCE AND

STRENGTH.

I FELT LIKE I WASN'T A

CONFIDENT PERSON.

AND LOSING MY VISION IN MY

EYE MADE ME DEVELOP A

CONFIDENCE.

GOD PUTTING ME THROUGH

THOSE FOUR SURGERIES JUST

MADE MEA STRONGER,

MENTALLY TOUGHERPERSON,

MATURE ENOUGH TO HANDLE

THE NEWS THAT I RECEIVED.

HE WAS LEADING ME UP TO

THIS, GIVING ME THE THINGS

THAT I NEEDED TO GO

THROUGH THIS AND TO PUSH

THROUGH THIS, TO SHOW

PEOPLE IF YOU TRUST IN HIM

AND BELIEVE IN HIM, THEN

EVERYTHING WILL BE ALL

RIGHT.

Reporter: AS A PUBLIC

SPEAKER, ISAIAH IS IN

DEMAND, RECEIVING REWARDS

AND ESTABLISHING HIS

FOUNDATION TO RAISE

SUPPORT AND AWARENESS OF

THOSE AFFECTED BY MARFAN

SYNDROME.

HE IS BACK AT BAYLOR AS A

STUDENT AND MANAGING THE

BASKETBALL TEAM.

HE IS WORKING TOWARDS A

DEGREE WITH A JOB OFFER

FROM THE NBA WAITING.

WHEN I SAY LIFE ISN'T

FAIR AND LIFE ISN'T WHAT

YOU WANT IT TO BE, I MEAN

BECAUSE YOU'RE NOT IN

CONTROL OF IT.

AT THE SAME TIME, I

TRUSTED HIS PLAN FROM THE

BEGINNING TO LEAD ME

THROUGH.

AND I TRUSTED GOD THAT HE

WOULD GIVE ME THESE

OPPORTUNITIES IN MY LIFE

TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN A

DIFFERENT WAY.

THERE ARE ONLY A FEW

PLAYERS WHO CAN PLAY IN

THE NBA, BUT THERE ARE

FEWER WHO HAVE BEEN CALLED

FOR SOMETHING LIKE ISAIAH

HAS BEEN CALLED FOR.

Reporter: ISAIAH

AUSTIN, WHO WALKED BY

FAITH AND NOT BY SIGHT,

EMBRACING A CROSS HE

BEARS, REBOUNDING IN HIS

OWN LIFE AND NOW SCORING

IN THE LIVES OF OTHERS.

GOD IS THE ONE FOR MY

LIFE.

HE HAS DONE SOMETHING FOR

ME THAT I DON'T THINK

BASKETBALL EVER WOULD HAVE

DONE FOR ME.

IT WOULDN'T HAVE CHANGED

MY HEART.

I COULDN'T BE MORE

THANKFUL FOR THE POSITION

THAT I'M IN.

HIM PUTTING ME THROUGH

THIS FIRE HAS BROUGHT ME

TO THE LIGHT.

I KNOW THAT HE IS MY

SALVATION.

I KNOW THAT AT THE END OF

THE DAY, I'M BEING THE

SERVANT THAT HE WANTS ME

TO BE.

Terry: WHAT AN

INSPIRING, QUALITY YOUNG

GUY.

THEY SAY ADVERSITY MAKES

YOU BETTER OR IT MAKES YOU

BITTER.

HE HAS TAKEN THE BALL AND

RUN WITH IT, SO TO SPEAK,

AND IS MAKING A

DIFFERENCE.

TODAY ISAIAH CONTINUES TO

INSPIRE AUDIENCES

EVERYWHERE AS HE SPEAKS.

AND HE IS THE AUTHOR OF A

NEW BOOK ABOUT HIS

PERSONAL STORY.

IT'S CALLED "DREAM AGAIN,"

AND IT'S THE STORY OF

FAITH, COURAGE, AND THE

TENACITY TO OVERCOME.

IT IS AVAILABLE

NATIONWIDE.

A WONDERFUL GIFT AND A

WONDERFUL INSPIRATION FOR

ALL OF US.

READY TO "BRING IT ON"?

Pat: YES.

Terry: SAMUEL SAYS,

"IN THE PAST I LIVED A

DEEP LIFE INVOLVED IN

HOMOSEXUALITY AND

ENCOUNTERED MESSENGERS OF

GOD.

I WAS SCARED BECAUSE I

NEVER KNEW THE AREA THE

SAID CALL WAS POINTING TO.

I TRIED TO ASK, BUT THE

ANSWERS I RECEIVED WERE

NOT STRAIGHTFORWARD.

I DISCOVERED THREE WEEKS

AGO THAT I'M H.I.V.

POSITIVE, AND I'VE ALSO

GIVEN MY LIFE TO JESUS

BECAUSE I REALIZED HOW

WORTHLESS MY LIFE WAS

TURNING OUT AND WOULD

CONTINUE TO BE IF I

CONTINUED RUNNING FROM

GOD.

CAN HE STILL HEAL ME?

CAN I WORK FOR HIM WITH

THIS DISEASE?

I WANT TO WORK FOR HIM

BECAUSE THESE PAST FEW

WEEKS I FEEL PEACE FROM

HIM."

Pat: COMING BACK FROM

THAT, YOU'VE DONE A LOT OF

BAD THINGS AND NOW YOU'RE

COMING HOME, AND YOU BEAR

THE SCARS OF SOME OF THE

MISTAKES YOU'VE MADE.

NONETHELESS -- FIRST OF

ALL, H.I.V. POSITIVE ISN'T

FULL-BLOWN AIDS.

YOU CAN CARRY THE VIRUS

INSIDE OF YOU WITHOUT

HAVING THE DISEASE.

SO I THINK -- WASN'T IT

MAGIC JOHNSON WHO HAS GONE

ON AND ON AND ON.

Terry: AND DIFFERENT

MEDICATIONS HAVE ALSO MADE

THE DIFFERENCE.

Pat: DID HE HAVE

MEDICATIONS, MAGIC

JOHNSON?

Terry: I THINK HE

DID.

Pat: YOU ASK CAN YOU

SERVE THE LORD?

ABSOLUTELY.

AND BE AN OUTSPOKEN

ADVOCATE OF THE LORD AND

HIS DISCIPLE AND WITNESS.

Terry: JIM SAYS "I'M

A CHRISTIAN DAD WITH A

TEENAGED DAUGHTER, AND

LATELY SHE HAS BEEN SAYING

EVIL THINGS AND GOING OUT

AND GETTING DRUNK.

I'VE HAD TO FORBID HER

FROM GOING OUT.

SHE HAS SO MUCH ANGER,

SAYING I'LL GO TO HELL.

SHE REFUSES TO GO TO

CHURCH WITH ME.

SHOULD I SEEK HELP IF HE

IS POSSESSED?"

Pat: SHE IS

POTESTIFIED BPOSSESSEDBY SOMETHING CALLED

PUBERTY.

I HAVE HAD A COUPLE OF

THEM.

AND TEENAGED GIRLS ARE

ABSOLUTELY IRRATIONAL.

THEY REALLY ARE.

Terry: A LOT OF

HORMONES.

Pat: A LOT OF STUFF

GOING ON.

YOU NEED TO GIVE A STABLE

FOUNDATION.

LOTS OF LOVE.

BUT DON'T LOOSEN UP ON

YOUR STANDARDS.

THAT GIRL IS GOING TO WIND

UP IN PRISON IF YOU DON'T

HOLD HER BACK.

AND SEE IF YOU CAN'T GET

HER WITH A CROWD OF PEOPLE

THAT LOVE THE LORD.

THERE ARE ALL KINDS OF

SUMMER CAMPS, "YOUNG

LIFE," AND PEOPLE LIKE

THAT WHO HAVE TREMENDOUS

THINGS FOR YOUNGSTERS.

IF SHE GETS WITH SOME

PEOPLE WHO LOVE THE LORD,

SHE'LL REALIZE THAT GOING

OUT DRINKING, PARTYING,

SEX, AND ALL OF THE REST

OF IT THAT GOES ON WITH

THESE KIDS, DRUGS -- THAT

THERE IS ANOTHER WAY THAT

IS LOT MORE FUN.

Terry: CASSANDRA

SAYS, "I'M CONSIDERING

DATING A GUY WHO IS

PROTESTANT AND I'M

APOSTOLIC, IS IT OKAY TO

DATE HIM?"

Pat: I'M PROTESTANT.

APOSTOLIC MEANS YOUR

FILLED WITH THE HOLY

SPIRIT.

IS IT OKAY TO DATE

SOMEBODY WHO IS

EVANGELICAL?

I THINK SO.

BUT, LET ME TELL YOU, HOW

CAN TWO WALK TOGETHER

ACCEPT THEY AGREE.

IF SOMEBODY THINKS THE

BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

IS DEMONIC, OR FEELS HE IS

GOING TO TRY TO CONVERT

YOU TO DO SOMETHING ELSE,

RUN AWAY.

I DON'T CARE IF HE IS

PROTESTANT OR CATHOLIC OR

WHATEVER.

I THINK THE QUESTION IS:

DOES HE AGREE?

ARE THE TWO OF YOU IN

HARMONY?

Terry: KIM SAYS, "DO

I NEED TO BE BAPTIZED TO

GET INTO HEAVEN?"

Pat: NOT ACCORDING TO

THE BIBLE.

Terry: THIS ONE SAYS,

"MY PASTOR SAYS THE

ANTI-CHRIST WOULD COME

FROM GREECE.

WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS?

."

Pat: I DON'T KNOW IF

YOUR MASTER KNOWS ABOUT

THE BIBLE.

WHERE DOES HE GET GREECE.

WE HAD A GUEST ON THE SHOW

WHO FEELS THE ANTI-CHRIST

IS MUSLIM.

BUT THAT'S MIDDLE EASTERN.

THE IDEA THAT THE

ANTI-CHRIST WILL COME FROM

EUROPE -- GREECE?

I DON'T KNOW.

ALEXANDER THE GREAT

INFLUENCED TREMENDOUS --

HAD A TREMENDOUS INFLUENCE

ON THE WORLD IN THIS DAY.

HE CHANGED THE WHOLE

CULTURE OF THE WORLD.

AND SO YOU'LL FIND GREECE

BEING POINTED TO IN DANIEL

AND SO FORTH.

BUT I DON'T SEE ANYTHING

ABOUT THE ANTI-CHRIST

COMING FROM GREECE.

WELL, WE LEAVE YOU WITH

TODAY'S POWER MINUTE FROM

PSALM 91: "IF YOU SAY THE

LORD IS MY REFUGE, AND YOU

MAKE THE MOST HIGH YOUR

DWELLING, NO HARM WILL

OVERTAKE YOU, NO DISASTER

WILL COME NEAR YOUR TENT."

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR

BEING WITH US.

AND WE HAVE TERRY AND ALL

OF US, AND THIS IS PAT

ROBERTSON AND WE'LL SEE

YOU TOMORROW.

BYE-BYE.

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