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The 700 Club - June 25, 2015

Peter Pretorius shares about his work in Africa bringing the Gospel to unreached peoples while also meeting their physical needs. Plus, Rich was the “Fittest Man in the World,” but questioned his identity and faith. Read Transcript


Wendy: COMING UP, HE

IS THE FITTEST MAN IN THE

WORLD.

MEET RICH BRAWNY.

IT IS MY WAY TO GLORIFY

HIM, THROUGH WHAT I DO.

Wendy: PLUS...AN EYE

WITNESS ACCOUNT OF THE

GARISSA ATTACKS.

ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB."

*

Pat: WELL, WELCOME,

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, TO

THIS EDITION OF "THE 700

CLUB."

IT'S REALLY NICE TO GO

THROUGH LIFE WITH, WELL,

COLORED GLASSES ON, WHERE

YOU DON'T CAN QUITE SEE

REALITY.

AND WHILE IRANIAN

POLITICIANS ARE CHANTING

"DEATH TO AMERICA,"

PRESIDENT OBAMA IS

PROMISING TO GIVE IRAN

MORE NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY TO

SEAL THE DEAL.

AND THE JUNE 30th

DEADLINE IS LOOMING LARGE.

Wendy: YES, IT IS.

LIFTING SANCTIONS COULD

ALSO RESULT IN BILLIONS OF

DOLLARS FOR IRAN, BILLIONS

THAT IT COULD FUNNEL BACK

INTO TERRORISM.

GARY LANE HAS MORE.

Reporter: DESPITE A

BROKEN LEG, U.S. SECRETARY

OF STATE JOHN KERRY IS

RACING, OR PERHAPS

HOBBLING TO VIENNA, HOPING

TO SAVE THE NUCLEAR TALKS

TO COLLAPSE.

THE AYATOLLAH KHAMENEI

ANNOUNCED WEDNESDAY THAT

BEFORE ANY AGREEMENT IS

SIGNED, ECONOMIC,

FINANCIAL, AND BANKING

SANCTIONS IMPOSED AGAINST

IRAN MUST BE LIFTED.

LIFTING OF SANCTIONS

CANNOT DEPEND ON THE

IMPLEMENTATION OF IRAN'S

OBLIGATIONS.

NO.

WE ABSOLUTELY DO NOT

ACCEPT THAT.

Reporter: THE

FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT

REACHED LAST APRIL ALLOWS

IRAN TO CONTINUE ITS

NUCLEAR PROGRAM, BUT WOULD

LIMIT THE NUMBER OF

CENTRIFUGES THAT COULD BE

MAINTAINED OVER A 10-YEAR

PERIOD.

SANCTIONS WOULD BE PHASED

OUT AS NUCLEAR INSPECTORS

VERIFY IRANIAN'S CLIENS.

COMPLIANCE.

BUT ON WEDNESDAY, IRAN

ANNOUNCED NO FOREIGNERS

WOULD BE ALLOWED IN THAT

AREA.

AND THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

SAYS IT HAS OBTAINED A

CONFIDENTIAL DOCUMENT,

DISCLOSING THAT AMERICAN

NEGOTIATORS HAVE OFFERED

IRAN HIGH-TECH REACTORS

AND OTHER ADVANCED NUCLEAR

EQUIPMENT, IN EXCHANGE FOR

REDUCTIONS IN ITS NUCLEAR

DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM.

IN APRIL, PRESIDENT OBAMA

INSISTED HIS PROPOSED

NUCLEAR AGREEMENT WITH

IRAN WOULD BE EFFECTIVE.

President Obama: IT

IS A GOOD DEAL, A DEAL

THAT MEETS OUR CORE

OBJECTIVES.

THIS FRAMEWORK WOULD CUT

OFF EVERY PATHWAY THAT

IRAN COULD TAKE TO DEVELOP

A NUCLEAR WEAPON.

Reporter: MANY OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION CRITICS SAY

THE DEAL WOULD ACTUALLY

ALLOW IRAN TO EVENTUALLY

DEVELOP NUCLEAR WEAPONS.

AMONG THEM IS THE

CLARION

PROJECT'S RYAN MORROW.

ONE OF THE QUESTIONS WE

HAVE IS THAT WHEN IRAN

GETS BILLIONS AND BILLIONS

OF DOLLARS AS A RESULT OF

THIS NUCLEAR DEAL, IT WILL

NOT ONLY BE FUNNELLED BACK

INTO THEIR NUCLEAR

PROGRAM, BUT BACK INTO THE

TERRORIST APPARATUS THAT

IS HELPING TO KILL OUR

SOLDIERS IN AFGHANISTAN,

AND WILL LIKELY KILL OUR

SOLDIERS IN IRAQ AS WELL.

Reporter: ISRAELI

PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN

NETANYAHU SAYS THE DEAL IS

GETTING WORSE BY THE DAY.

AND IT SHOULD NOT BE

SIGNED.

IT HAS BEEN SAID BETTER NO

DEAL THAN A BAD DEAL.

BETTER NO DEAL THAN A

TERRIBLE DEAL.

AND THAT'S WHAT THE CHOICE

IS TODAY.

Reporter: WITH ONLY

FIVE DAYS LEFT BEFORE THE

FINAL AGREEMENT DEADLINE,

IT LOOKS LIKE JOHN KERRY,

AND OTHER WESTERN

NEGOTIATORS, WERE OFFER

MORE CONCESSIONS, AND THEN

TAKE WHAT THEY CAN GET.

GARY LANE, CBN NEWS.

Pat: THANKS, GARY.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,

DON'T YOU WONDER -- HAVE

YOU HEARD ABOUT THE

I.E.D.s, THE ONES THAT

BLEW UP OUR TROOPS AND

TANKS AND HUMVEES OVER IN

IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN?

WHO MADE THEM?

IRAN.

WHO HAS BEEN THE CHIEF

SPONSOR OF TERROR AROUND

THE WORLD?

IRAN.

WHO SUPPORTS HAMAS?

WHO SUPPORTS HEZBOLLAH IN

LEBANON?

IRAN.

WHO HAS BEEN RESPONSIBLE

FOR SOME OF THE CHAOS IN

SYRIA?

IRAN.

WHO DO WE THINK WE'RE

DEALING WITH?

THESE ARE THE PEOPLE

WHO -- EXCUSE ME.

THESE ARE THE PEOPLE WHO

HAVE IMPRISONED

CHRISTIANS, WHO HAVE

BEHEADED PEOPLE, WHO HAVE

HANGED PEOPLE, WHO HAVE

BROUGHT ON A REIGN OF

TERROR IN THEIR OWN

NATION.

WHO DO WE THINK WE'RE

DEALING WITH?

WHAT IS WRONG WITH OBAMA?

WHAT DOES HE THINK THAT IS

GOING TO DO?

NOW HE'S GOING TO GIVE

THEM ADVANCED NUCLEAR

MATERIAL SO THEY CAN BUILD

THEIR OWN STUFF.

WE HAD THEM ON THE ROPES.

THE SANCTIONS WERE BITING.

IRAN HAD TO MAKE A DEAL.

WE HAD ALL OF THE CARDS.

WE HAD COMPLETE CONTROL OF

THE SITUATION.

AND WE ARE SURRENDERING

EVERY SINGLE ADVANTAGE WE

HAVE AND ARE GETTING

NOTHING IN RESPONSE.

IT IS AMAZING.

HE SAYS THIS DEAL MEETS

ALL OF OR STANDARDS.

IT MEETS NO SUCH THING.

I CAN'T UNDERSTAND IT.

WHAT IS HE TRYING TO DO?

THERE IS ONE THING I WANT

EVERYBODY TO REALIZE: THEY

BELIEVE -- THE IRANIAN

LEADERSHIP BELIEVES IN THE

EXISTENCE OF THE MAHDI.

THE MYTHOLOGICAL MUSLIM

FIGURE WHO IS GOING TO

COME ON TO THE SCENE, THE

12th IMAM, AND WHEN HE

DOES, IT WILL BE AT THE

END OF A CHAOTIC WAR IN

WHICH THERE WILL BE JUST

TOTAL CHAOS ON THE EARTH.

AND THE MAHDI WILL COME TO

PUT EVERYTHING RIGHT.

THAT'S WHAT THEY BELIEVE.

AND THEY THINK THE MAHDI

IS GOING TO APPEAR IN THE

CITY OF KOOM, IN THE CITY

OF IRAN.

AND IN THE PROCESS, THEY

BELIEVE IN THE SUPREMACY

OF ISLAM OVER ALL OTHER

FAITHS.

NOW, THAT'S WHAT WE'RE

DEALING WITH.

AND WE'RE GOING TO TALK

ABOUT A DEAL?

THEY'LL LIE ABOUT EVERY

SINGLE PHRASE IN IT.

Efrem: PAT, OBAMACARE

HAS SURVIVED ITS SECOND

LEGAL CHALLENGE.

IN A 6-3 RULING, THE

SUPREME COURT RULED

FEDERAL SUBSIDIES DO NOT

VIOLATE THE LAW.

PRESIDENT OBAMA CALLED IT

A VICTORY FOR THE AMERICAN

PEOPLE.

President Obama:

TODAY AFTER MORE THAN 50

VOTES IN CONGRESS TO

REPEAL OR WEAKEN THIS LAW,

AFTER A PRESIDENTIAL

ELECTION BASED IN PART OF

PRESERVING OR REPEALING

THIS LAW, AFTER MULTIPLE

CHALLENGES TO THIS LAW

BEFORE THE SUPREME COURT,

THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT IS

HERE TO STAY.

Efrem: CHALLENGERS

ARGUE THE LAW ONLY ALLOWS

SUBSIDIES IN MARKET PLACES

SET UP BY STATES, BUT 34

STATES CHOSE NOT TO

PARTICIPATE.

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

RESPONDED BY ESTABLISHING

A NATIONWIDE EXCHANGE AND

PAYING OUT SUBSIDIES.

JOHN ROBERTS AUTHORED THE

MAJORITY OF OPINION SAVING

THE LAW, AND HE WROTE:

"CONGRESS WROTE THE

AFFORDABLE CARE ACT TO

IMPROVE THE INSURANCE CARE

MARKETS, NOT TO DESTROY

THEM."

SCALIA CRITICIZED THE

COURT'S DECISION, WRITING,

"WE SHOULD START WRITING

THIS LAW SCOTUS CARE."

> MORE THAN 30 AMERICANS

ARE BEING HELD HOSTAGE

ABROAD, AND PRESIDENT

OBAMA SAYS THEIR FAMILIES

CAN NOW PAY RAN SOMS TO

THEIR CAPTORS WITHOUT FEAR

OF FEDERAL PROSECUTION.

THE MOVE COMES AFTER SOME

FAMILIES FACED WITH TRYING

TO SECURE LOVED ONES FROM

GROUPS LIKE ISIS

COMPLAINED ABOUT POSSIBLE

PROSECUTION AND CONFUSING

INFORMATION FROM THE

GOVERNMENT.

THE PRESIDENT APOLOGIZED

TO FAMILIES WHO WERE

TREATED LIKE AFTERTHOUGHTS

IN THEIR DARKEST HOURS.

President Obama: I'M

MAKING IT CLEAR THAT THESE

FAMILIES ARE TO BE TREATED

LIKE WHAT THEY ARE, OUR

TRUSTED PARTNERS AND

ACTIVE PARTNERS IN THE

RECOVERY OF THEIR LOVED

ONES.

WE ARE ALL ON THE SAME

TEAM, AND NOBODY CARES

MORE ABOUT BRINGING HOME

THESE AMERICANS THAN THEIR

OWN FAMILIES.

Efrem: U.S. POLICY

STILL PROHIBITS THE

GOVERNMENT FROM PAYING

RANSOMS, BUT CRITICS FEAR

ALLOWING FAMILIES TO PAY

RANSOMS PUTS AMERICANS AT

GREATER RISK OF BEING

KIDNAPPED WHEN ABROAD.

Pat: IT WILL BE A

SHAKEDOWN OF MASSIVE

PROPORTIONS.

THE PROBLEM IS THE C.I.A.

DIDN'T TALK TO THE F.B.I.

THE F.B.I. DOESN'T TALK TO

NASA.

AND NASA DOESN'T TALK TO

THE OTHER AGENCIES.

AND THE STATE DEPARTMENT

DOESN'T TALK TO ANY OF

THEM.

AND CONSEQUENTLY THESE

FAMILIES OF HOSTAGES GET

SHUFFLED BACK AND FORTH

AND THEY'RE VERY

FRUSTRATED.

BUT DOES ANYBODY THINK

THAT BY PAYING A COUPLE

HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS

THEY'RE GOING TO GET THEIR

LOVED ONES FREED?

NOT UNLESS THE UNITED

STATES IS CLEARLY ON

BOARD.

AND WHAT THIS SIGNALS IS

THAT THE U.S. REALLY ISN'T

GOING TO BE ON BOARD.

THEY'RE GOING TO WASH

THEIR HANDS OF THE WHOLE

DEAL.

SO IT SORT OF MAKES YOU

SAD TO SEE WHAT IS GOING

TO HAPPEN.

BUT IT IS HAPPENING.

I WAS REMINDED OF A

PRESIDENT WE HAD WHO

TALKED ABOUT SPEAKING

SOFTLY AND CARRYING A BIG

STICK.

HIS NAME WAS TEDDY

ROOSEVELT.

ONE OF THE ROUGHRIDERS.

AND OVER IN ALGERIA, THERE

WAS A GREEK.

THE GREEK WAS A PART

AMERICAN CITIZEN.

HE WASN'T A FULL CITIZEN.

HE WAS PART AMERICAN.

AND HE WAS CAPTURED BY A

BANDIT NAMED ROSULI.

NOW, DID WE PAY RANSOM TO

ROSULI?

NO WAY.

TEDDY ROOSEVELT STORMED

OUT OF THE OVAL OFFICE AND

HE SAID TO THE REPORTERS,

PETAKUUS ALIVE, ROSULI

DEAD.

HE SAID IF THEY DON'T GUFF

YOU PETAKURAKURAS, WE WILL

KILL ROSULI.

AND HE CAME OUT.

NOW WE HAVE THOUSANDS IN

TERRIBLE CONDITIONS, AND

WE JUST SMILE AND NOD.

AND IN THE CASE OF SAEED

ABEDINI, YOU NOKIA WE WE STILL MAKE A

DEAL WITHOUT INSISTING HE

COME FREE.

Efrem: ANYONE ON THE

INTERNET CAN FIND STOLEN

LOG-IN INFORMATION TO

ACCESS C.I.A.-BASED

COMPUTER.

THEY FOUND THE PA PASSWORDS

AVAILABLE FOR SPIES AND

THIEVES.

AT LEAST 12 AGENCIES DON'T

REQUIRE AUTHENTIFICATION

BEYOND PASSWORDS TO ACCESS

THEIR NETWORKS, MAKING

THEM VULNERABLE TO ES NAGE

ESPIONAGE AND

CYBER-ATTACKS.

> AMERICAN72-YEAR-OLD DAN COATES

OF INDIANA SAYS HE ONLY

CAME BACK TO SERVE HIS

COUNTRY FOR ONE TERM

BECAUSE HE SAW DANGERS

ESCALATING IN AMERICA.

HE RECENTLY SPOKE WITH

HEATHER SELLS ABOUT WHAT

IS AT STAKE.

Reporter: AFTER AN

11-YEAR ABSENCE, DAN

COATES RETURNED TO THE

SENATE MOTIVATED BY TWO

MAJOR THREATS.

THE FIRST HE CALLS THE

DEBT BOMB.

YOU CAN'T JUST KEEP

BORROWING MONEY IF IT IS

GOING TO GO OFF ONE DAY

AND IT IS WILL HAVE A

DEVASTATING IMPACT ON OUR

COUNTRY'S ECONOMY AND OUR

KIDS' FUTURE.

Reporter: AND THAT IS

TOPPED BY WHAT HE

DESCRIBES AS THE TERROR

BOMB, THE WORST NIGHTMARE

HE SAYS: TERRORISTS WITH

WEAPONS OF MASS

DESTRUCTION.

THAT COULD TRANSLATE INTO

THE GREATEST LOSS OF LIFE

EVER ON U.S. SOIL.

WE'LL BE TALKING ABOUT

NUMBERS IN THE THREE

MILLION RANGE, NOT THE

3,000 RANGE.

Reporter: A MAJOR

DISAPPOINTMENT FOR COATES

THIS YEAR, THE SO-CALLED

"U.S. FREEDOM ACT."

LAWMAKERS RECENTLY

APPROVED IT TO REPLACE THE

"PATRIOT ACT."

BECAUSE IT WAS SO

MISREPRESENTED, THEY'RE

LISTENING TO ALL OF YOUR

CALLS, GOVERNMENT IS IN

YOUR HOUSE, ON YOUR

PHONE -- WHICH IS NOT THE

CASE -- POLITICALLY THE

DECISION WAS MADE TO

COMPROMISE THAT DOWN, AND

I THINK THAT MAKES US MORE

VULNERABLE.

Reporter: ANOTHER

THREAT HAS SURFACED SINCE

COATES RETURNED TO OFFICE:

THE HO HOSTILITY FACING

CHRISTIANS WHO ARE OPEN

ABOUT THEIR FAITH.

HE SAYS FAITH IN GOD IS

THE FOUNDATION OF HIS

LIFE.

COATES WAS STUNNED THIS

SPRING BY THE ATTACK ON

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IN HIS

HOME STATE OF INDIANA.

IT WAS ALMOST LIKE AN

ASSAULT ON PEOPLE WHO WERE

ATTEMPTING AND TRYING TO

DO THE RIGHT THING.

AND THAT IS RECOGNIZING

THE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS

OF FREEDOM OF RELIGION,

AND NOT TO HAVE THOSE

ABUSED OR TAKEN AWAY OR

DISCOUNTED.

SO I WAS IN SHOCK OVER THE

FACT THAT THE ASSAULT WAS

SO DIRECT AND SO STRONG

AND SO INTOLERANT,

FRANKLY.

Reporter: INDIANA

LAWMAKERS ARE EXPECTED TO

TAKE UP THE ISSUE AGAIN

NEXT YEAR, AND COATES

HOPES THEY RESPECT

RELIGIOUS BELIEFS AND

BEHAVE IN WHAT HE CALLS A

RESPONSIBLE WAY.

IN THE MEANTIME, HE WILL

SPEND HIS LAST 18 MONTHS

AS SENATOR FIGHTING FOR

FREEDOM AT THE NATIONAL

LEVELS, AT A TIME WHEN HE

SAYS THE THREAT LEVEL HAS

NEVER BEEN HIGHER.

HEATHER SELLS, CBN NEWS.

Efrem: A GROUP OF

CHRISTIAN INSTITUTIONS

COULD APPEAL TO THE

SUPREME COURT OVER THE

CONTRACEPTION MANDATE IN

OBAMACARE. ¶THE FIFTH

CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS

RULED AGAINST THEM ON

MONDAY, SAYING THAT THE

MANDATE IS NOT A

SUBSTANTIAL BURDEN BECAUSE

IT ALLOWS FAITH-BASED

GROUPS TO OPT OUT OF

PROVIDING BIRTH CONTROL

FOR EMPLOYEES.

CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITIES SAY

THE LAW VIOLATES THEIR

RELIGIOUS RIGHTS, BECAUSE

THEY'RE BEING FORCED TO

AUTHORIZE SOMEONE ELSE TO

PROVIDE THE

CONTRACEPTIONS, WHICH MAY

INCLUDE ABORTION-INDUCING

DRUGS.

> FORMER NEW YORK YANKEE

ARIANO AND HIS FAMILY

TRAVELLED TO JERUSALEM.

THE TOWER OF DAVID HOUSES

A SECTION OF HARROD'S

PALACE.

THE FUTURE HALL-OF-FAMER

WHO SAVED MORE GAMES THAN

ANYONE ELSE IS ALSO A

STRONG CHRISTIAN AND TOLD

CBN NEWS WHAT IT MEANS FOR

HIM TO BE IN THE HOLY

LAND.

THE REASON WHY I'M HERE

IS I WANTED TO -- I READ

SO MUCH IN THE BIBLE AND I

WANTED TO KNOW THE HISTORY

OF ISRAEL.

AMAZING.

READING ABOUT -- AGAIN,

READING IN THE BIBLE AND

WALKING AND SEEING IT AND

BEING ABLE TO TOUCH IT.

I CAN'T DESCRIBE IT.

I HAVE NO WORDS FOR THAT.

Efrem: HE WILL BE

ATTENDING ISRAEL'S

BASEBALL ASSOCIATION'S

SUMMER TOURNAMENT.

THEY HOPE TO BUILD

STATE-OF-THE-ART BASEBALL

AND SOFTBALL FIELDS

THROUGHOUT ISRAEL.

FUTURE HALL-OF-FAMER

INDEED.

PAT?

Pat: MAYBE BASEBALL

WILL SAVE THE WORLD.

SOME PEOPLE THINK FOOTBALL

WILL.

WENDY, WHAT IS NEXT?

Wendy: UP NEXT, THE

KENYAN TEENAGER WHO

SURVIVED A SAVAGE ATTACK

BY MUSLIM TERRORISTS.

HEAR HOW SHE HID AND DRANK

BODY LOTION TO STAY ALIVE.

HER AMAZING STORY IS

COMING UP.

Pat: YOU ARE WATCHING

"THE 700 CLUB."

WE'RE DELIGHTED TO HAVE

YOU WITH US.

WE'VE GOT SOME MORE

WONDERFUL THINGS.

I'VE GOT A GUIDE FROM

SOUTH AFRICA, AND I THINK

YOU'LL BE FASCINATED TO

HEAR WHAT HE HAS TO SAY.

RIGHT NOW IT IS AN

ASTOUNDING STORY OF FAITH

AND SURVIVAL.

DURING A MUSLIM MASSACRE

OF CHRISTIANS, A

19-YEAR-OLD HID IN A

CLOSET AND DRANK BODY

LOTION FOR THREE DAYS JUST

TO STAY ALIVE.

ANGELA ZATOPEK CAUGHT UP

WITH THIS BRAVE YOUNG

WOMAN ON A RECENT TRIP TO

KENYA.

SHE JOINS US NOW FROM OUR

WASHINGTON BUREAU.

ANGELA, TELL US ABOUT IT.

Reporter: THANKS,

PAT.

CYNTHIA CHEROITICH HAS

BECOME THE FACE OF

COURAGE.

HER STORY OF SURVIVING THE

TERRORIST ATTACK AT

GARISSA UNIVERSITY HAS

GONE VIRAL AROUND THE

WORLD.

THAT'S WHY IT WAS SUCH AN

HONOR FOR ME TO MEET HER

AND HEAR FIRSTHAND THIS

AMAZING TALE.

> THE MORNING OF

APRIL 2nd, GUNMEN

STORMED KENYA'S GARISSA

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE,

KILLING 147 AND INJURING

SOME 80 PEOPLE.

THE MILITANT GROUP,

al-SHABAAB, ALSO TOOK 700

STUDENTS HOSTAGE.

THEY THEN FREED THE

MUSLIMS WHILE KILLING

THOSE WHO IDENTIFIED

THEMSELVES AS CHRISTIANS.

19-YEAR-OLD CYNTHIA

CHEROITICH SURVIVED THE

ATTACK, AND HER STORY HAS

GONE VIRAL ON THE

INTERNET.

CYNTHIA HID IN HER

WARDROBE CLOSET AND DRANK

BODY LOTION JUST TO

SURVIVE.

I RECENTLY WAS IN KENYA,

AND HAD THE CHANCE TO SIT

DOWN WITH HER.

SHE IS NOW READY TO TALK

ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED THAT

DAY, HER FAITH, AND MOVING

FORWARD.

ALL OF A SUDDEN WE

HEARD THE GUNSHOTS.

ME, I DIDN'T BELIEVE IT

BECAUSE IN OUR SCHOOL, WE

ARE USED TO USED TO THE

GUNSHOTS BECAUSE THAT

PLACE IS NOT SAFE.

Reporter: GUNMEN

FIRST TARGETED MEMBERS OF

THE CHRISTIAN UNION ON

CAMPUS.

STUDENTS AND TEACHERS

FLOODED TO HOSTILES.

CYNTHIA RETURNED TO HER

DORM.

TWO OF MY ROOMMATES

WERE LEAVING.

AND I TOLD THEM, WE ARE

NOT SAFE.

THE PEOPLE WERE FIRING.

THEY STARTED SEPARATING

THEM, THE MUSLIMS AND

NON-MUSLIMS.

THEY ASKED THE QUESTION IF

THEY'RE MUSLIMS.

AND THEY SAY NO BECAUSE

THEY DON'T KNOW HOW TO

CITE THE QURAN OR READ.

BUT THE STUDENTS LIKE US

DON'T KNOW BECAUSE WE'RE

NOT USED TO THE QURAN.

SO NON-MUSLIMS WERE TOLD

TO LIE DOWN ON THE FLOOR

AND THEY WERE KILLED.

Reporter: REALIZING

THAT THE WOMEN WEREN'T

SAFE, CYNTHIA CRAWLED INTO

A SMALL CUPBOARD ABOVE HER

BED, ACCIDENTALLY LEAVING

HER PURSE ON THE FLOOR.

ONE OF THE MEN OPENED THE

CUPBOARD WHERE SHE WAS

HIDING AND SOMEHOW DIDN'T

REALIZE SHE WAS THERE.

> WHAT WAS GOING THROUGH

YOUR MIND WHEN THEY WERE

IN YOUR ROOM AND YOU COULD

HEAR THEM?

WERE YOU PRAYING TO GOD?

I WAS PRAYING TO GOD.

I ASKED HIM TO MAKE ME

BLEND SO THEY DIDN'T SEE

ME.

THAT BOX COVERED MY HEAD

AND THEY DIDN'T RECOGNIZE

SOMETHING WAS THERE.

I STAYED FROM THAT DAY UP

TO SATURDAY MORNING.

FEELING HUNGRY, SO OF

COURSE THERE WAS LOTION.

Reporter: AFTER THREE

DAYS IN HIDING, AND

DRINKING LOTION TO STAY

HYDRATED, KENYAN POLICE

DISCOVERED CYNTHIA.

> HOW HAS THIS

EXPERIENCE AFFECTED YOUR

FAITH?

AND WHAT DO YOU FEEL GOD

HAS BEEN TRYING TO TEACH

YOU THROUGH SOMETHING AS

TRAUMATIC AS THIS?

FROM THAT DAY I SAY

THAT I WILL NEVER LEAVE

THE WORD OF GOD.

BECAUSE IF IT WAS NOT FOR

GOD, I WOULD NOT BE HERE.

MAYBE I WOULD BE AMONG THE

147 KILLED STUDENTS.

Reporter: AS WE

REMEMBERED THE FRIENDS AND

LOVED ONES SHE LOST, I HAD

TO ASK A FINAL QUESTION:

WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO THE

MEN OF ¶al-SHABAAB WHO

DID THIS TO YOUR FRIENDS

THAT DAY?

I WOULD FORGIVE THEM

BECAUSE THE BIBLE SAYS

FORGIVE YOUR ENEMIES

BECAUSE THEY DON'T KNOW

WHAT THEY ARE DOING.

Reporter: SANC ANGELA

ZATOPEK, CBN NEWS, KENYA.

Pat: AMAZING.

YOU KNOW, YOU ASK

YOURSELF, WOULD YOU

FORGIVE?

WOULD YOU FORGIVE SOMEBODY

WHO HAD DONE THAT, KILLED

YOUR FRIENDS AND

SLAUGHTERED THEM THAT WAY?

LISTEN, LADIES AND

GENTLEMEN, WE'RE LOOKING

AT THIS ALL OVER THE

WORLD.

CHRISTIANS ARE BEING

MORTEREMURDER ALL OVER FOR THEIR

FAITH IN JESUS.

THEY SAY, WE BELIEVE IN

JESUS CHRIST, AND WE'RE

NOT GOING TO DENY OUR

SAVIOR.

THE BIBLE TALKS ABOUT

THIS.

AND WE'RE IN THESE THINGS.

BUT THE JUDGMENT OF GOD IS

GOING TO FALL ON THE

NATIONS THAT ARE

PERMITTING THIS KIND OF

THING TO HAPPEN.

BUT IT IS HAPPENING.

FOLKS, WE'VE GOT SOME MORE

STUFF COMING UP FOR YOU

TODAY.

Wendy: THAT'S RIGHT.

COMING UP, THE FOUR-TIME

WINNER OF THE TITLE "THE

FITTEST MAN IN THE WORLD."

FIND OUT HOW HIS CLIMB TO

THE TOP STARTED WITH A

FALL, AFTER THIS.

Pat: WHAT OTHER WAYS

DO THEY FIND TO STRESS THE

ATHLETES?

AEROBICS?

WEIGHTLIFTING?

GYMNASTICS?

AND MAYBE A SHORT

TRIATHLON THROWN IN.

THAT'S CALLED "THE

CROSS-FIT GAMES."

THEY'RE THE COMBINATION OF

A GRUELING NATIONAL

CHAMPIONSHIP.

AND THE COMPETITORS HAVE

TO BE READY FOR ANYTHING.

Reporter: RICH

BRAUNING HAS EARNED THE

TITLE OF FITTEST MAN IN

THE WORLD FOR FOUR

CONSECUTIVE YEARS.

BUT, RICH WILL TELL YOU

HIS ROAD TO FIRST STARTED

WITH A FALL.

RICH WAS RAISED IN A LARGE

CATHOLIC FAMILY AND HAD 24

MALE COUSINS.

IN HIS FAMILY, COMPETITION

WAS THE NAME OF THE GAME.

THERE ARE A LOT OF BOYS

IN THAT GROUP THERE.

THERE IS A LOT OF

TESTOSTERONE IN FAMILY

GET-TOGETHERS, AND IT WAS

ALWAYS A COMPETITION.

Reporter: AND

RELIGION WAS ALSO A PART

OF HIS FAMILY'S TRADITION.

WHILE RICH BELIEVED IN

GOD, HE SAYS IT NEVER FELT

PERSONAL.

I KNEW RELIGION FROM AN

EARLY AGE.

I PRAYED, AND PRAYED EVERY

NIGHT, BUT IT WAS MORE OF

WHAT CAN YOU GIVE ME, GOD,

INSTEAD OF WHAT CAN I DO

FOR YOU?

Reporter: IN COLLEGE,

RICH'S LOVE OF SPORT AND

FITNESS LED HIM TO A

DEGREE IN EXERCISE

SCIENCE.

IN 2009 HE DISCOVERED

CROSS-FIT.

IT EXPLAINED HOW I WAS

WORKING OUT.

IT KIND OF WENT FROM THE

MUSCLE GROUPS TO ACTUALLY

DOING FUNCTIONAL

MOVEMENTS, LIFTING THINGS

OFF THE GROUND.

FULL RANGE OF MOTION

PULLUPS, THAT TYPE OF

STUFF.

Reporter: BEFORE

LONG, RICH WAS HOOKED, AND

DECIDED TO ENTER THE Z

CROSS-FIT OPEN, A

FIVE-WEEK COMPETITION.

IN HIS FIRST ATTEMPTS, HE

QUALIFIED FOR THE NATIONAL

CHAMPIONSHIPS.

I WAS LOOKING AT SOME

OF THESE GIANT GUYS AND I

WAS, LIKE, THERE IS NO

CHANCE I'M GOING TO EVEN

QUALIFY.

I ENDED UP WINNING MY

REGION AND THEN WENT TO

THE CROSS-FIT GRAHAMS.

GAMES.

AND THE GOAL WAS TO NOT

GET LAST PLACE.

Reporter: BUT RICH

CONTINUED TO DOMINATE AT

THE NATIONAL LEVEL.

BY THE END OF THE WEEKEND,

RICH WAS IN FIRST PLACE.

HIS LAST EVENT WAS THE

ROPE CLIMB.

I JUMPED UP ON THE ROPE

AND WENT TO TRY TO PULL,

AND I THOUGHT THIS ISN'T

GOOD.

MY ARMS WERE SHOT.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'M

DOING WITH THE LEGS.

GUYS ARE FLYING UP AND

DOWN THE ROPE.

THE GUY THAT WAS IN SECOND

AT THE TIME, GRANT, WAS

JUST CLIMBING THE ROPE

LIKE IT WAS NOTHING.

I CLIMBED THE ROPE ONE

TIME, HIT THE CROSS BAR,

AND I FELL FROM THE TOP.

Reporter: HIS FALL

CAME AS A CRUSHING BLOW,

TO HIS FIRST-PLACE

STANDING AND HIS IDENTITY.

ALTHOUGH HE FINISHED

SECOND OVERALL, HE LEFT

THE GAMES FEELING

DEFEATED.

I MADE CROSS-FIT AN

IDOL.

I PUT MY SELF-WORTH INTO

CROSS-FIT.

I DIDN'T ENJOY WHAT I USED

TO LOVE TO DO, WHICH IS

WORK OUT.

I HATED IT.

Reporter: LOOKING FOR

HOPE, RICH JOINED A BIBLE

STUDY CALLED "CROSS-FIT

FAITH."

ONE OF THE MEMBERS

CHALLENGED HIS BELIEFS.

HE ASKED ME A QUESTION,

IF YOU WERE TO DIE TODAY,

WOULD YOU GO TO HEAVEN?

I WAS, LIKE, OF COURSE I

WOULD.

I BELIEVED IN GOD MY WHOLE

LIFE.

AND I STARTED REALLY

THINKING ABOUT IT, AND I

WAS, LIKE, AM I LIVING

LIKE WE'RE CALLED TO LIVE,

AND PUT CHRIST FIRST, AND

TO LIVE FOR CHRIST?

MAYBE I'M NOT LIVING LIKE

I'M SUPPOSED TO.

Reporter: RICH

STARTED STUDYING THE

BIBLE, AND IN MAY 2010, HE

REDEDICATED HIS LIFE TO

JESUS CHRIST AND WAS

BAPTIZED.

EVERYTHING I WAS

READING IN THE NEW

TESTAMENT, EVERYTHING WAS

AAPPLICABLE TO DAILY LIFE.

EVERYTHING MATCHED UP.

IT WAS LIKE THE LIVING

WORD.

WE TALK ABOUT THE BIBLE IS

LIVING, AND IT WAS COOL TO

SEE THAT FOR THE FIRST

TIME INSTEAD OF JUST

READING WORDS ON THE PAGE.

Reporter: HE SAYS

IMMEDIATELY ALL OF HIS

PRIORITIES CHANGED.

MY PRIORITIES WENT FROM

WHAT CAN GOD TO FOR ME TO

WHAT CAN I DO FOR HIM?

HOW CAN I CHANGE PEOPLE'S

LIVES?

HOW CAN I LEAD PEOPLE TO

HIM?

Reporter: IN 2011,

2012, 2013, 2014, RICH

ENTERED THE GAMES AGAIN,

AND WALKED AWAY A CHAMPION

OF THE CROSS-FIT GAMES,

AND OF THE FAITH.

GALATIANS 6: 14: "MAY I

NEVER BOAST ABOUT

ANYTHING, EXCEPT FOR THE

CROSS, LORD JESUS CHRIST."

WHATEVER I DO MEANS

NOTHING.

IT'S NOT ABOUT ME.

THE CROSS-FIT GAMES, THE

FOUR TIMES FITTEST MAN ON

EARTH IS NOT ABOUT ME.

IT IS ABOUT HIM.

IT IS MY WAY TO GLORIFY

HIM THROUGH WHAT I DID.

Pat: IT IS MY WAY TO

GLORIFY HIM THROUGH

EVERYTHING I DO.

THE APOSTLE PAUL SAID, FOR

ME TO LIVE IS CHRIST, BUT

TO DIE IS GAIN.

THAT'S WHAT GOD WANTS FOR

EVERYONE OF US, FOR ME TO

LIVE IS CHRIST AND TO DIE

IS GAIN.

WHAT DO YOU PUT FIRST?

IS IT YOUR BUSINESS?

IS IT YOUR PROFESSIONAL

CAREER?

IS IT SOME BEAUTY PAGEANT?

IN RICH'S CASE, IT WAS A

SET OF COMPETITIONS, WHICH

WAS GRUELING.

HE WANTED TO BE NUMBER

ONE.

THAT WAS HIS GOAL.

BUT NOW FOR HIM TO LIVE IS

CHRIST.

THAT'S WHAT BRINGS

SATISFACTION.

THERE IS NO PEACE, SAYS MY

GOD TO THE WICKED -- THERE

IS NO PEACE.

THE ONLY PEACE WILL COME

WITH KNOWING THE LORD.

AND IF YOU DON'T KNOW HIM,

DO WHAT RICH DID.

SAY, LOOK, NOW I BELONG TO

JESUS.

PRAY THESE WORDS: LORD

JESUS -- PRAY WITH ME.

LORD JESUS, I WANT MY LIFE

TO COUNT FOR YOU.

COME IN NOW.

TAKE OVER MY LIFE.

AND FROM THIS MOMENT ON,

I'M YOURS.

THANK YOU, LORD.

AMEN.

I HAVE SOMETHING I WANT TO

GIVE YOU.

IT'S A LITTLE PACKET

CALLED "A NEW DAY."

AND IN IT IS A C.D., 73

MINUTES OF VERY TENSE

TEACHING.

YOU CAN PUT IT IN YOUR

C.D. COMPACT DISC PLAYER,

AND IT WILL GIVE YOU A

SYNOPSIS OF WHAT YOU HAVE

JUST DONE AND WHAT THE

FUTURE HOLDS FOR YOU.

IF YOU WANT IT, CALL.

I WANT YOU TO CALL AND

SAY, I'VE PRAYED WITH PAT

AND I'VE GIVEN MY HEART TO

THE LORD.

> YOU'RE WATCHING "700

CLUB INTERACTIVE," AND

HERE IS WENDY.

Wendy: THANKS, PAT.

STILL AHEAD, WE'RE GOING

TO BRING IT ON WITH YOUR

E-MAIL.

A VIEWER WANTS TO KNOW IS

SEXUAL SIN ANY WORSE THAN,

SAY, GREED, JEALOUSY, OR

MURDER.

CAN SEXUAL SIN KEEP ME OUT

OF HEAVEN?

PAT RETURNS TO THE HOT

SEAT FOR ANOTHER ROUND OF

"BRING IT ON," WHEN WE

COME BACK.

Efrem: AND WELCOME

BACK TO "THE 700 CLUB."

THE DEBATE OVER THE

CONFEDERATE FLAG IN SOUTH

CAROLINA HAS PROMPTED A

NEW LOOK AT CONFEDERATE

STATUTES AT THE U.S.

CAPITAL.

THIS COMES AS 4,000 PEOPLE

VISITED TO PAY THEIR

RESPECTS TO SENATOR

CLEMENTA PINCKNEY.

HE WAS GUNNED DOWN WITH

EIGHT OTHERS LAST WEEK AT

BIBLE STUDY.

THE CONFEDERATE FLAG FLEW

HIGH OUTSIDE THE SOUTH

CAROLINA STATEHOUSE, BUT A

LARGE DRAPE KEPT MOURNERS

FROM SEEING IT AS THEY

FILED PASS THE SENATOR'S

CASKET.

IN ALABAMA, THE GOVERNOR

HAS NOW ALREADY REMOVED

THE CONFEDERATE FLAG.

> A NEW CHRISTIAN

CONSERVATIVE HAS JOINED

THE LIST OF REPUBLICANS

RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT.

LOUISIANA GOVERNOR BOBBY

JINDAL SAYS IT IS TIME FOR

THE COUNTRY TO BE RUN BY A

DOER.

THE UNITED STATES OF

AMERICA WAS MADE GREAT BY

PEOPLE WHO GET THINGS

DONE.

NOT LOTS OF TALK OR

ENTERTAINING SPEECHES.

OH, TO BE SURE, THERE ARE

A LOT OF GREAT TALKERS

RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT

ALREADY.

BUT NONE OF THEM, NOT ONE,

CAN MATCH OUR RECORD OF

ACTUALLY SHRINKING THE

SIZE OF GOVERNMENT.

WE'VE HAD ENOUGH OF

TALKERS.

IT IS TIME FOR A DOER.

Efrem: BOBBY JINDAL

ALSO DREW ATTENTION TO

ONGOING ATTACKS ON

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY IN

AMERICA, DECLARING THAT

CHRISTIANITY IS UNDER

ASSAULT.

> REMEMBER, YOU CAN

ALWAYS GET THE LATEST FROM

CBN NEWS BY GOING TO OUR

WEBSITE AT cbnnews.com.

PAT AND WENDY ARE BACK

WITH MORE OF "THE 700

CLUB" RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Pat: IT'S A GREAT

TIME TO SIGN UP AT REGENT.

REGENT HAS A NUMBER OF

GRADUATE SCHOOLS.

AND RIGHT NOW ABOUT, OH,

75 OR 80 COURSES,

CONCENTRATIONS THAT ARE

VERY EXCITING.

AND THE NEW ONES ARE

CYBER-SECURITY.

IT IS A HOT THING.

AND ALSO MEDICAL

MANAGEMENT AND NURSING,

PARTICULARLY.

THERE ARE A LOT OF THINGS

YOU CAN GET AT REGENT.

CALL IN.

THE NUMBER IS THERE FOR

YOU.

WHAT IS NEXT?

Wendy: WE HAVE SOME

INTERESTING QUESTIONS FOR

YOU.

THIS VIEWER SAYS, "I HEARD

THAT SEXUAL SIN AND ANY

SIN CAN HARDEN YOUR HEART.

MY QUESTION IS: IS SEXUAL

SIN ANY WORSE THAN GREED,

JEALOUSY OR MURDER?

CAN SEXUAL SIN KEEP ME OUT

OF HEAVEN TR?

I KNOW JESUS KNOWS MY

STRUGGLE WITH SEXUAL SIN,

BUT HIS MERCY APPLY TO ME.

I AM A CHRISTIAN, BUT THIS

SPECIFIC SIN HOLDS ME

BACK."

Pat: THE LORD KNOWS

OUR FRAME.

HE KNOWS WE WERE MADE OUT

OF DUST.

AND HE ALSO KNOWS HE HAS

PUT INSIDE HUMAN BEINGS

CERTAIN URGES.

SOME OF THOSE URGES ARE

STRONGER THAN OTHERS.

IS SEXUAL SIN ANY WORSE

THAN GLUTTONY?

NO IS INO.

IS IT ANY WORSE THAN

SLANDER?

SLANDER IS A WHOLE LOT

WORSE THAN FORNICATION.

YOU JUST DON'T REALIZE IT.

WHEN YOU LOOK AT SOMEBODY,

AND YOU SAY THEY COMMITTED

ONE ACT OF SEXUAL SIN, AND

IT IS A BIG DEAL, BECAUSE

ONE OF THE COMMANDMENTS

HAS TO DO WITH ADULTERY.

WE HAVE A SOCIETY THAT IS

LITERALLY SATURATED IN

SEX.

AND PEOPLE ARE JUST BEING

CAUGHT IN THE WEB.

AND THEIR LIVES ARE BEING

DESTROYED BECAUSE THIS

STUFF IS OUT THERE.

BUT WILL IT KEEP YOU OUT

OF HEAVEN?

GOGOD FORGAVE.

HE FORGAVE DAVID AND

OTHERS.

REHARAHAB WAS A PROS TULITA, PROSTITUTE.

AND YET SHE WAS ONE OF THE

ANCESTORS OF THE LORD

JESUS CHRIST.

THAT'S WHAT GOD HAS TO

SAY.

SHE WAS FORGIVEN, AND YOU

CAN BE FORGIVEN.

Wendy: JACLYN SAYS,

"MY SON HAS BEEN WORKING

IN KOREAN, AND HE RECENTLY

MARRIED A KOREAN WOMAN.

THEY WANT TO COME TO THE

UNITED STATES, BUT MY SON

SAYS HIS WIFE NEEDS TO BE

SONS SORD.

SPONSORED.

I'M CONCERNED ABOUT THE

LEGALITIES AND THE MONEY

INVOLVED.

WHAT'S YOUR ADVICE?"

Pat: I WOULD THINK A

HUSBAND WOULD TAKE CARE OF

HIS WIFE AND SHE WOULDN'T

NEED A SPONSOR.

BUT THE SPONSORSHIP RULES

ARE PRETTY DAC CON DRA DRACONIAN, IF I

CAN USE THAT WORD.

BUT IT IS A BIG

COMMITMENT.

Wendy: MARY JANE

WRITES IN, "I WAS RAISED

CATHOLIC AND WE TITHE TO

OUR CHURCH.

I WATCH YOUR SHOW DAILY,

AND IALSO WATCH ANOTHER

SHOW WHERE SOWING A SEED

IS MENTIONED.

I HAVE NOT HEARD ABOUT

THIS BEFORE.

CAN YOU PLEASE EXPLAIN

WHAT THIS IS?"

Pat: IT WAS POPULAR

BY ORAL ROBERTS.

THE IDEA IS YOU SOWED A

SEED, AND IT WAS CALLED

SEED FAITH.

AS YOU GAVE, IT WAS A SEED

UNTO YOUR OWN FUTURE.

AND SO YOU GIVE AND IT

WILL BE GIVEN BACK TO YOU.

AND THAT'S WHAT'S CALLED

SEED FAITH.

BUT I DON'T KNOW WHERE

THEY FIND THAT IN THE

BIBLE.

BUT IT IS A NICE CONCEPT.

I'M SURE YOU DIDN'T HEAR

ABOUT IT IN THE CATHOLIC

CHURCH.

Wendy: BUT TITHING

WORKS.

Pat: TITHING WORKS.

BUT THE IDEA OF A SEED IS

YOU'RE SOWING SOMETHING

AGAINST YOUR OWN FUTURE.

Wendy: RONALD SAYS,

"WHAT DOES TAKE AWA AWAY YOUR

LAMP STAND IN REVELATION?"

Pat: IF YOU READ THE

FIRST TWO CHAPTERS OF

REVELATION, YOU SEE JOHN

HAD A VISION OF ONE WHO

LOOKED LIKE JESUS STANDING

IN THE MIDST OF SEVEN

GOLDEN CANDLESTICKS.

AND THESE WERE FLAMES.

AND EACH ONE REPRESENTED

ONE OF THE CHURCHES OF

ASIAN MINDS.

AND WHAT HE WAS TALKING

ABOUT TO THESE CHURCHES IS

YOU HAVE A STANDING AMONG

MY PEOPLE AND MY KINGDOM,

AND IF YOU DON'T SHAPE UP,

I'M GOING TO REMOVE YOUR

CANDLESTICK.

YOU WILL NO LONGER BE ONE

OF THE KEY CHURCHES.

AND THAT'S WHAT HE WAS

TALKING ABOUT.

IN TRUTH, YOU GO TO

TURKEY, YOU'RE FOT GOING

TO FINNOT GOINGTO FIND ANY OF THOSE

CHURCHES ANYMORE.

THEY ALL GOT REMOVED.

Wendy: MARGARET SAYS,

"HELLO, PAT.

CAN YOU COMPOUND ON

GALATIANS 6: 10: "AS WE

HAVE THEREFORE

OPPORTUNITY, LET US DO

GOOD UNTO ALL MEN,

ESPECIALLY UNTO THEM WHO

ARE THE HOUSEHOLD OF

FAITH."

Pat: BASICALLY, YOU

DO GOOD TO YOUR OWN

FAMILY.

WHO AM I GOING TO LOOK

AFTER BEFORE ANYBODY ELSE?

I'M GOING TO TAKE CARE OF

MY OWN KIDS.

I'M GOING TO LOOK AT MEYER

WIFE.

I'M GOING TO LOOK AFTER MY

PARENTS.

I'M GOING TO LOOK AFTER MY

FAMILY.

AND THAT IS NORMAL.

SO THE APOSTLE PAUL SAID,

AS MUCH AS YOU CAN, HELP

EVERYBODY.

Wendy: IS IT ALSO

TALKING ABOUT THE

CHURCHES, WHO ARE THE

HOUSEHOLD OF FAITH?

Pat: ESPECIALLY THE

HOUSEHOLD OF FAITH.

THESE ARE YOUR BROTHERS

AND SISTERS.

HELP CHRISTIANS.

ESPECIALLY LOOK AFTER

CHRISTIANS.

YOU LOOK AFTER THEM, AND

THEN YOU CAN SPEND YOUR

TIME LOOKING AFTER THE

PEOPLE OUTSIDE THE CHURCH.

THAT'S THE IDEA.

THEY GET PRIORITY.

JUST LIKE YOUR OWN FAMILY.

LIKE YOU TOOK CARE OF YOUR

OWN KIDS.

EN THEN YOAND THEN YOU CAN TAKE CARE

OF THE NEIGHBORS' KIDS.

YOU LOOK AFTER YOUR OWN

CHILDREN FIRST.

Wendy: IT MAKES

SENSE.

> MICHAEL WRITES IN, "I

HAVE NERVE DAMAGE THAT IS

QUITE PAINFUL.

I HAVE SUFFERED STROKES

AND PROSTATE CANCER OVER

THE YEARS.

I HAVE BEEN PRAYING NOT

ONLY FOR THE PHYSICAL, BUT

MY FINANCIAL AS WELL,

BECAUSE MY FINANCES HAVE

BEEN DEPLETED OVER MEDICAL

BILLS.

WHY DOES GOD HELP SOME AND

NOT ALL.

DOES IT NOT SAY IN THE

BIBLE IF YOU BELIEVE AND

ASK FOR IT IN JESUS' NAME,

AND WHY IS IT NOT

ANSWERED?"

Pat: JESUS TALKED

ABOUT HOW YOU RECEIVE A

MIRACLE.

YOU SAY TO THE MOUNTAIN,

MOVE.

QUIT SAYING I DON'T

UNDERSTAND HOW COME I'M

NOT GETTING AN ANSWER TO

PRAYER.

YOU BEGIN TO CONFESS IT.

YOU START CONFESSING, I'M

GOING TO HAVE A VICTORY.

I CONFESS THAT THE LORD IS

HEARING MY PRAYER.

LORD, I COME BEFORE YOU

AND I ASK FOR YOU TO DO

SOMETHING.

NOW, EXAMINE YOUR OWN

HEART.

IF THERE IS SIN IN YOUR

LIFE, IF YOU HAVE HATRED

IN YOUR LIFE TOWARDS

SOMEBODY, IF THERE IS

SOMEBODY WHO HASN'T BEEN

FORGIVEN, THEN YOU HAVE TO

DEAL WITH THAT.

ONCE THAT IS DONE, THEN

YOU BEGIN TO CONFESS IT.

SAY TO THE MOUNTAIN, YOU

SPEAK TO THE MOUNTAIN, BE

REMOVED AND CAST INTO THE

SEA.

IF YOU DON'T DOUBT IN YOUR

HEART, YOU WILL HAVE THE

THING THAT YOU SAY,

THROUGH THE SPOKEN WORD.

Wendy: AND SOME

PEOPLE FEEL IRREVERENT

WHEN THEY DO THAT AND THEY

SAY THIS IS GOING TO

HAPPEN, BUT ISN'T IT FAITH

THAT PLEASES GOD?

Pat: EXACTLY.

THAT'S HOW YOU ACTIVATE

FAITH.

THAT'S WHAT GOD DID.

HE SAID, LET THERE BE

LIGHT, AND THE SUN AND THE

MOON AND SO FORTH.

BUT IT WAS THE SPOKEN WORD

THAT BRINGS IT ABOUT.

Wendy: AND WE'RE MADE

IN HIS IMAGE, SO --

Pat: WE'RE MADE IN

HIS IMAGE.

SO IN THE NAME OF JESUS,

WE HAVE THE POWER.

WHEN JESUS WAS APPROACHED

BY A LEPER, HE SAID, IF

YOU WILL, YOU CAN MAKE ME

CLEAN.

AND JESUS SAID, YOU WILL

BE CLEAN.

HE SPOKE THE WORD.

Wendy: I LOVE IT.

GOOD TEACHING.

AMEN.

> IN OTHER NEWS, WHEN

MARIA'S HOUSE BURNED DOWN,

SHE AND HER SON WERE LEFT

HOMELESS.

AND WITHOUT HELP FROM

"OPERATION BLESSING," THEY

MIGHT HAVE STAYED THAT

WAY.

Reporter: HIGH ON TOP

OF THIS MOUNTAIN JUST

OUTSIDE LIMA, PERU, MARIA

AND HER SON LIVED HERE

UNTIL A FIRE DESTROYED

EVERYTHING THEY OWNED.

ONE MOMENT WE HAD

EVERYTHING, AND THEN WERE

HAD NOTHING.

Reporter: AS THEY

PICKED THROUGH THE

SMOLDERING EMBERS, THEY

FOUND A FEW FAMILY PHOTOS.

REMINDERS TO MARIA OF HOW

FAR THEY HAD COME AND HOW

MUCH THEY LOST.

I FELT HOPELESS,

THINKING ABOUT WHERE WE

WERE GOING TTHATEP

FIRST NIGHT, AND WHERE WE

WERE GOING TO LIVE.

WE HAD BUILT A HOUSE BRICK

BY BRICK WITH GREAT

SACRIFICE, AND THEN IT WAS

GONE.

Reporter: BUT MARIA

AND MARGEO WERE ALWAYS

THINKING ABOUT OTHERS.

SO THEY TOOK THE SCRAPS OF

WOOD AND DONATED THEM TO A

NEARBY SOUP KITCHEN WHERE

MARIA VOLUNTEERS, SERVING

MEALS TO MOMS AND THEIR

CHILDREN.

WHEN "OPERATION BLESSING"

LEARNED ABOUT THE FAMILY'S

NEED, WE QUICKLY CARRIED

THE PRE-FAB WALL PANELS

AND ROOF TIMBERS TO THE

TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN, WHERE

A VOLUNTEER TEAM ASSEMBLED

IT.

I FELT SO HAPPY AS I

WATCHED THEM BUILDING MY

HOUSE.

I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT.

THIS HOUSE MEANS A NEW

OPPORTUNITY FOR US.

WHEN I SAW THE MEN

BUILDING MY HOUSE, I CRIED

WITH JOY BECAUSE I DIDN'T

HAVE A HOUSE AND NOW I DO.

Reporter: A FEW DAYS

LATER WE GAVE MARCO ONE

OTHER SMALL GIFT, SOME PET

GUINEA PIGS TO REPLACE THE

ONES LOST IN THE FIRE.

THANKS, "OPERATION

BLESSING," FOR BUILDING MY

NEW HOUSE, MY NEW BED, AND

FOR MY NEW GUINEA PIGS.

Wendy: "OPERATION

BLESSING" IS HELPING

FAMILIES LIKE THAT ALL

OVER THE WORLD.

IT IS SO SEES TO BE A PART

OF IT.

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Pat: THANK YOU,

WENDY.

UP NEXT, I WANT YOU TO

MEET A DEAR FRIEND OF MANY

YEARS.

HE IS A FORMER SOUTH

AFRICAN BUSINESSMAN WHO IS

CHANGING THE LIVES OF

MILLIONS.

HE HAS BEEN SEEING, DURING

HIS 30 YEARS IN MINISTRY,

MIRACLES.

Pat: SOME 30 YEARS

AGO A MAN NAMED PETER

PETORIUS, WAS A WEALTHY

SOUTH AFRICAN BUSINESSMAN.

HE LOVED GAMBLING AND

GRAND PRIX RACING.

THEN ONE DAY HE WITNESSED

A MIRACLE AND HIS LIFE HAS

NEVER BEEN THE SAME.

Reporter: PETER

PETORIUS IS THE FOUNDER

AND PRESIDENT OF "JESUS

ALIVE MINISTRIES."

AN ORGANIZATION THAT

SPREADS THE GOSPEL IN

AFRICA AND AROUND THE

WORLD.

THROUGH CITY-WIDE CRUSADES

IN MINISTRY IN RURAL

AREAS, OVER 11 MILLION

PEOPLE HAVE MADE DECISIONS

FOR JESUS.

PETER ALSO HEADS UP "JOINT

8" MANAGEMENT

INTERNATIONAL, WHICH

PROVIDES FOOD AND

NECESSITIES FOR MORE THAN

ONE MILLION PEOPLE A DAY.

TODAY HE WILL SHARE

STORIES FROM HIS 30 PLUS

YEARS IN MINISTRY AND HOW

GOD CAN DO THE MIRACULOUS

IN EVERYONE'S LIFE.

Pat: PLEASE WELCOME

TO "THE 700 CLUB," MY DEAR

FRIEND PETER.

PETER, IT IS SO GOOD TO

SEE YOU AGAIN.

THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE.

IT IS SO GREAT TO BE

HERE.

LOVELY TO SEE YOU, PAT.

Pat: WHAT IS

HAPPENING IN AFRICA?

IS THE LORD REALLY

TOUCHING THE DARK

CONTINENT?

YOU'RE SEEING MIRACLES.

TELL US ABOUT IT.

I DON'T THINK WE CAN

ANYMORE CALL IT THE DARK

CONTINENT AS SO MANY

MILLIONS OF PEOPLE HAVE

GOT SAVED.

YES, THE CONTINENT HAS

PROBLEMS, BUT THE

SPIRITUAL CONTENT OF THE

CONTINENT IS AMAZING.

Pat: WHEN YOU GO OUT

IN THESE HOLY CRUSADES, IS

IT JUST YOU ON THE

PLATFORM?

AND THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE

GATHERING, AND WHAT THEY

ARE EXPECTING?

WHAT DO THEY WANT?

THEY'RE EXPECTING

MIRACLES.

THAT'S HOW THEY COME.

WHEN I WAS IN THE CONGO,

WE HAD OVER 400,000 PEOPLE

IN THE MEETING.

Pat: GOD GRACIOUS.

AND THE LAST ONE WE HAD

164,000 DECISIONS IN THE

ONE DAY.

Pat: THAT'S A BIG

DIAMOND AREA?

YEAH, IT IS.

Pat: I'VE BEEN THERE.

BUT I HAVEN'T BEEN HAVING

164,000 PEOPLE COME.

WHAT DO YOU TELL THEM?

WHAT IS THE MESSAGE?

THE MESSAGE IS JESUS IS

CRUCIFIED, AND PREACHING

THE GRACE OF GOD, THE

POWER OF GOD, AND THE

MESSAGE OF THE CROSS.

AND GIVING A CHANCE FOR

SALVATION, AND ALSO

PRAYING FOR MIRACLES.

Pat: IS THIS GOING TO

TRANSFORM THE POLITICAL

LIFE -- YOU ARE IN SOUTH

AFRICA, AND YOU SAW THE A

AND C TAKE POWER, AND

SUDDENLY A CHARISMATIC MAN

BECOMES PRESIDENT.

THE APARTHEID WAS

FINISHED.

WHAT DID IT DO TO YOU?

AND WHAT DID IT DO TO

SOUTH AFRICA?

IT SET US FREE.

Pat: IT DISSET YOU DID SET YOU

FREE?

ABSOLUTELY.

MANDELA WAS AN INCREDIBLE

STATESMAN.

HE TURNED US INTO A

NATION.

Pat: HE WAS SO

FORGIVING.

THAT BOOK HE WROTE WAS SO

FULL OF GRACE AND

FORGIVENESS.

THE MAN WAS SO ABUSED BY

THE WHITE PEOPLE.

I BELIEVE THAT HE HAD A

RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS.

YOU CAN'T FORGIVE LIKE

THAT WITHOUT IT.

HE WAS A REALLY WONDERFUL,

WONDERFUL MAN, BUT HE SET

OUR COUNTRY FREE.

AND IT OPENED UP AFRICA

FOR US.

BECAUSE PRIOR TO THAT, IT

WAS VERY DIFFICULT FOR US

TO REACH AFRICA.

BUT IT HAS OPENED UP

AFRICA FOR US.

Pat: WELL, WHO IS

UNREACHED ANYMORE?

I'VE BEEN ALL OVER THE

CONGO AND ALL OVER THOSE

AREAS, ANGOLA AND SO

FORTH.

ARE THERE AREAS THAT ARE

STILL UNREACHED WITH THE

GOSPEL?

MANY, MANY AREAS, PAT.

Pat: REALLY?

WE DID SOME RESEARCH

NINE YEARS AGO.

WE SPENT TWO YEARS DOING

RESEARCH.

WE FOUND THAT 57% OF

PEOPLE STILL LIVE IN RURAL

VILLAGES.

OUTSIDE OF 20 KILOMETRES

FROM THE CITY, ALMOST

NOTHING IS BEING DONE WITH

THE GOSPEL.

YES, THESE PEOPLE HAVE

HEARD ABOUT THE BIBLE,

THEY'VE HEARD ABOUT

CHRISTIANITY.

BUT THEY HAVE NEVER HAD

THE POWERFUL GOSPEL

PREACHED TO THEM.

IT IS ABSOLUTELY

INCREDIBLE.

WHEN WE ARE NOW GOING INTO

THESE VILLAGES, WE GET THE

WHOLE VILLAGE COMING.

EVEN VILLAGES FROM AROUND

COME TO THE MEETINGS.

AND SOMETIMES THEAMOUNT

OFTHAT HAVE GIVEN

THEIR LIFE TO JESUS ARE

GREATER THAN WHAT THE

POPULATION OF THE VILLAGE

IS.

SO JUST REMARKABLE THINGS

WE HAVE SEEN HAPPENING.

> Pat: IN NIGERIA,

THEY'RE HAVING A CLASH

WITH MUSLIMS.

HAVE YOU ENCOUNTERED ANY

OF THAT PROBLEM?

NO.

BECAUSE I REALLY BELIEVE

THAT THE GOSPEL IS FOR

EVERYBODY.

YOU KNOW, AND I'M HAPPY TO

PREACH IT TO EVERYBODY.

I THINK EVERYBODY WHO

DOESN'T HAVE JESUS CHRIST

IS IN THE SAME BOAT.

Pat: OKAY.

IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT THE

LABEL IS.

NO, IT DOESN'T.

THEY NEED JESUS AND IT

WILL TRANSFORM THEIR

LIVES.

Pat: AND YOU FOUND

POVERTY AND YOU'RE HELPING

WITH MALNUTRITION.

YOUR FEEDING, WHAT IS IT,

A MILLION PEOPLE A MONTH?

WE FEED A MILLION

CHILDREN EVERY DAY.

Pat: A MILLION EVERY

DAY?

EVERY DAY -- EVERY

SCHOOL DAY.

AND WE'RE DOING THAT IN

FIVE COUNTRIES IN AFRICA.

OUR PROGRAM HAS BECOME

HUGE.

Pat: WHERE DO YOU GET

THE MONEY?

THAT'S A LOT OF EXPENSE.

WE HAVE OFFICES IN FIVE

DIFFERENT OVERSEAS

COUNTRIES.

WE ALSO HAVE GOVERNMENT

GRANTS.

AND WE WORK A LOT WITH

WORLD FREE PROGRAM.

WE GET FINANCING FROM

EVERYWHERE.

BUT WHEN IT COMES TO THE

GOSPEL, IT IS THE CHURCH

THAT NEEDS TO FINANCE THE

GOSPEL.

Pat: YES, OF COURSE.

WE'RE IN FOUR COUNTRIES

RIGHT NOW, PAT, DURING

RURAL CRUSADES.

BUT WE NEED TO GET INTO

EVERY SUB SAHARAN COUNTRY.

I NEED REALLY FOR THE

CHURCH TO JUST RISE UP AND

SAY, YOU KNOW WHAT?

WE CAN BRING JESUS TO THE

RURAL AREAS OF AFRICA.

Pat: SURE.

WELL, YOU'RE WORKING IN

SOUTHERN SUDAN, IN THE NEW

COUNTRY UP THERE?

YEAH.

I HAVE A HUGE TEAM UP

THERE.

WE HAVE OVER 200 PEOPLE UP

THERE FULL-TIME.

Pat: ARE THEY STILL

HAVING PERSECUTION FROM

THE MUSLIMS?

NO.

THE PROBLEMS THAT ARE

THERE ARE INTERNAL.

THEY'RE REALLY POLITICAL.

AND THEY'VE GONE FROM

POLITICAL TO TRIBAL.

THE DISSENTION IS BETWEEN

THE PRESIDENT AND THE VICE

PRESIDENT.

AND SOME OF THE ARMIES

SPLIT.

Pat: IN SOUTHERN

SUDAN?

IN SOUTHERN SUDAN.

Pat: IT IS A

CHRISTIAN NATION?

THE FIGHTING HAS BEEN

INTERNAL AND MORE

POLITICAL.

AND, ALSO, THEY COME FROM

TWO DIFFERENT TRIBES.

I THINK THAT'S WHAT

CREATED MORE TENSION.

Pat: YOU'VE HAD GREAT

CRUSADES AMONG THEM,

THOUGH?

YEAH.

WHEREVER WE TAKE THE

GOSPEL, WE'RE CONSCIOUS OF

PEOPLE'S NEEDS.

IF SOMEONE ASKED ME, WHAT

IS MINISTRY ALL ABOUT?

IT IS HELPING PEOPLE.

FIRST WE HELP THEM BY

GETTING THE MESSAGE OF

JESUS.

SECOND, WE HELP THEM BY

GETTING FOOD.

TO ME, THERE IS NO

DISTINCTION BETWEEN THE

TWO.

WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE HEART

OF JESUS, THERE REALLY IS

NO DISTINCTION.

WHEN I WAS HUNGRY, YOU FED

ME.

Pat: PETER, I THANK

GOD FOR YOUR MINISTRY.

THAT'S ALL OF THE TIME WE

HAVE, BUT PRAY FOR PETER

AND THE WORK THAT HAY IS HE IS

DOING IN AFRICA IS VERY

IMPORTANT.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH TODAY'S

POWER MINUTE FROM LUKE:

"BEHOLD, I GIVE YOU THE

AUTHORITY TO TRAMPLE ON

SCORPIONS, AND NOTHING BY

ANY MEANS SHALL HURT YOU."

JOIN US TOMORROW ON "THE

700 CLUB."

FOR WENDY AND ALL OF US,

WE'LL SEE YOU LATER.

BYE-BYE.

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