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700 Club Interactive: True “Moetivs” – July 16, 2015

Former Jacksonville Jaguar standout Scotty McGee shares how the death of his brother changed his outlook on life. Read Transcript


Gordon: A SOLEMN

PROMISE THAT WASN'T EASY

TO KEEP.

ONE NFL'S HOPEFUL'S

UNLIKELY PASS TO THE PROS.

THAT, RIGHT THERE, WAS

A GAME-CHANGER.

Gordon: ON TODAY'S

"700 CLUB INTERACTIVE."

Gordon: WELL, WELCOME

TO "700 CLUB INTERACTIVE."

WHO IS SCOTTIE McGEE?

WELL, HE IS A FOOTBALL

PLAYER WHO'S TALENTS ON

THE FEED INSPIRED AN ENTRY

IN THE DICTIONARY.

SO IF YOU ARE EVER LOOKING

AAT A WAY TO DESCRIBE

SOMETHING SO FAST,

REMEMBER SCOTT FEE

McGEE.

SCOTT McGEE.

HERE IS HIS STORY.

ONE OF MY FIRST

MEMORIES AS A CHILD, I

WOULD SAY, WOULD BE BEING

OUT WITH MY BROTHERS,

PLAYING SPORTS, TRYING TO

KEEP UP WITH THEM.

I WAS THE YOUNGEST OF THE

BOYS.

I WAS SMALLER.

I WASN'T AS BIG, WASN'T AS

STRONG, BUT JUST KNOWING I

WOULD WORK REALLY HARD TO

KEEP UP WITH THEM.

I WAS PRETTY CLOSE,

ESPECIALLY TO MY BROTHER

MARCUS.

MARCUS AND I LIVED

TOGETHER, WE SHARED A

ROOM.

WE FUSSED AND FOUGHT AND

DID EVERYTHING TOGETHER.

MY JUNIOR YEAR IN HIGH

SCHOOL, I TRAINED HARD AND

I WAS GETTING INTO SHAPE,

AND I'M LEADING THE AREA

IN RUSHING, AND I'M DOING

ALL OF THESE GREAT THINGS.

AND IT WAS NOVEMBER 3,

2003, AND I HAD A BUNCH OF

MISCALLS FROM MY OLDER

SISTER.

WHEN I WENT TO PICK UP THE

PHONE AND CALLED HER BACK,

SHE SAID MY BROTHER HAD

BEEN SHOT AND WE NEEDED TO

GET TO THE HOSPITAL AS

SOON AS POSSIBLE.

AND I REMEMBER RUNNING

UPSTAIRS TO GO AND TELL MY

MOM, AND BY THE TIME I GOT

UP TO THE STEPS, SHE

SCREAMED BECAUSE SHE SAW

IT ON THE NEWS.

SHE SAW MY BROTHER'S CAR

AT NORFOLK UNIVERSITY, AND

THAT THERE WAS A SHOOTING

THAT TOOK PLACE, AND I

REMEMBER HER SCREAMING.

OH, MY GOD, GET ME OUT OF

HERE.

LORD, PLEASE PROTECT MY

BABY.

HE GOT SHOT 12:00 IN THE

AFTERNOON, IN BROAD

DAYLIGHT.

I FELT LOST.

I REMEMBER GOING INTO THE

ROOM ONE LAST TIME TO SAY

MY FINAL GOOD-BYES.

I REMEMBER GOING UP TO HIM

AS HE -- I REMEMBER GOING

UP TO HIM AS HE JUST LAID

THERE LIFELESS.

AND I KISSED HIM ON HIS

FOREHEAD AND SAID I LOVE

YOU, AND I WON'T LET YOUR

DEATH BE IN VAIN.

I'M GOING TO WORK HARDER

THAN EVER BEFORE, AND I'M

GOING TO MAKE IT.

WHEN MY BROTHER PASSED

AWAY, THE ANGER DEFINITELY

TRIED TO REAR ITS UGLY

HEAD.

I WAS VERY, VERY, VERY

UPSET AND DISTRAUGHT.

BUT ONE OF THE THINGS THAT

WAS IMPORTANT TO ME WAS

THAT HE LIVES THROUGH ME

NOW.

AND SO THE DECISIONS THAT

I MAKE WOULD BE A

REFLECTION OF HIM.

WHEN I EARNED THE

SCHOLARSHIP TO JAMES

MADISON UNIVERSITY, IT WAS

HERE I AM, I'M ONE STEP

CLOSER TO REACHING THAT

GOAL.

ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS

THE COACHES SAID WAS, NONE

OF YOU GUYS ARE GOOD

ENOUGH TO PLAY IN THE NFL,

SO GET IT OUT OF YOUR

HEAD.

FOR ME, IT WAS JUST LIKE,

YOU'RE NOT TALKING TO ME

BECAUSE I DIDN'T COME THIS

FAR TO GIVE UP.

IT IS TIME TO WORK EVEN

HARDER NOW.

IT WAS MY FRESHMAN YEAR IN

COLLEGE WHEN I STARTED TO

HAVE THAT TUGGING ON MY

HEART.

AND IT WAS THE LORD.

ONE OF MY CLOSE FRIENDS

WAS GETTING ON ANOTHER ONE

OF MY TEAMMATES ABOUT

CURSING.

AND I SAID, HEY, MAN, WHY

DON'T YOU GET ON ME ABOUT

CURSING.

AND FROM THAT MOMENT, HE

AND I SPARKED A

RELATIONSHIP AND I STARTED

GOING TO BIBLE STUDIES.

FROM THERE, I WENT HOME ON

CHRISTMAS BREAK AND I

ENDED UP RECEIVING

SALVATION.

THAT RIGHT THERE WAS A

GAME-CHANGER.

THAT WAS, NOW I HAVE AN

EVEN GREATER PURPOSE AND

REASON TO WORK HARDER.

BECAUSE NOW IT IS NOT ONLY

JUST IN HONOR OF MY

BROTHER, BUT I'M A

REPRESENTATION OF MY

SAVIOR AND KING, ALSO.

I LEARNED QUICKLY THAT IT

WASN'T ABOUT RELIGION.

IT WAS ABOUT A

RELATIONSHIP.

AND THE RELATIONSHIP TO ME

MEANT MORE THAN ANYTHING

ELSE.

IT WAS DURING THAT TIME

THAT THE LORD HAD REVEALED

TO ME -- HE SAID, YOU HAVE

ALL OF THE TALENT AND THE

ABILITY TO MAKE IT TO THE

NEXT LEVEL, BUT THOSE

TALENTS ARE INSUFFICIENT

WITHOUT ME.

AND SO WHEN THE LORD

REVEALED THAT TO ME, IT

WAS, LIKE, NOW I HAVE TO

SUBMIT EVERY AREA OF MY

LIFE.

EVEN FOOTBALL HAS TO BE

FULLY SUBMITTED TO THE

FATHER.

WHEN I DID THAT, HE BLEW

THE TOP OFF OF IT.

I WAS SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER

OF THE YEAR, I WAS ALL

AMERICAN RETURN

SPECIALIST, I WAS SECOND

TEAM ALL AMERICAN, FIRST

TEAM ALL AMERICAN.

ALL OF THESE GREAT THINGS

WERE HAPPENING ONCE I

SUBMITTED TO GOD'S WILL

FOR MY LIFE AND SAID, GOD,

YOU'RYOUR WILL, YOUR WAY.

ONCE I GOT DRAFTED, IT WAS

COMPLETE PANDEMONIUM.

AND I REMEMBER MY MOM

SAYING, SCOTTIE, YOU MADE

IT!

EVERYTHING I HAD GONE

THROUGH, FROM THE LOSING

OF MY BROTHER, I WENT

OUTSIDE AND STARTED TO

GIVE GOD PRAISE.

I KNEW THE ONLY REASON I

MADE IT WAS BECAUSE OF

HIM, WAS BECAUSE OF WHAT

HE DID.

AND IT WAS BECAUSE OF WHAT

HE TOLD ME THAT MADE ME

MAKE THE DECISION TO SAY,

OKAY, GOD, I GIVE FOOTBALL

TO YOU, ALSO.

WHEN GOD SAYS YOU CAN DO

ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST

WHO STRENGTHENS YOU, WHEN

HIS WORD SAYS THAT, IT

RINGS TRUE.

IT IS JUST A MATTER OF

SUBMITTING TO HIM, GIVING

YOUR LIFE TO HIM, AND

TRUSTING HIM IN ALL

THINGS.

Gordon: AND THAT'S A

LESSON FOR ALL OF US, BUT

ESPECIALLY A LESSON IF

YOU'RE ALREADY A

CHRISTIAN.

SO OFTEN WE THINK THAT THE

CHRISTIAN LIFE IS -- WELL,

I'VE MADE MY DECISION.

AND I'VE DONE THAT.

AND NOW I'M GOING TO GO

BACK TO LIFE AS NORMAL.

AND HERE YOU HEAR A YOUNG

MAN SAYING, I HAD TO GIVE

IT ALL TO HIM.

I EVEN HAD TO GIVE HIM MY

DREAM OF GOING TO THE NFL.

I HAD TO PUT FOOTBALL

THERE.

AM I REALLY SUBMITTED TO

HIM?

AND IT IS INTERESTING HOW

IT STARTED.

WELL, WHY AREN'T YOU ON ME

FOR CURSING?

WHY AREN'T YOU DOING THAT?

AND HE SAID, I'VE GOT TO

TAME MY TONGUE.

THE BIBLE TALKS ABOUT

THAT, TALKS ABOUT BEING

ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT

THINGS TO TAME.

AND WHEN YOU LOOK AT HIS

LIFE, HIS DEDICATION TO

SAY, I'M GOING TO LIVE MY

LIFE AS A REPRESENTATIVE

OF JESUS CHRIST.

I WANT JESUS IN EVERYTHING

I DO.

THAT'S THE TOTAL

SURRENDER.

THAT'S WHERE THE

RELATIONSHIP REALLY TAKES

OFF, WHERE YOU'RE NOT

HOLDING ANYTHING BACK, BUT

YOU'RE SAYING, GOD, HERE

IT ALL IS.

HERE IS MY FINANCES.

HERE IS MY CAREER.

HERE IS MY DREAM.

HERE IS MY FAMILY.

HERE IS MY CHILDREN.

HERE IS MY MARRIAGE.

I'M ALL IN.

I WANT YOU IN EVERY PART

OF IT.

I WANT YOU TO BE LEADING

AND DIRECTING AND GUIDING

ME IN ALL OF IT.

THE MORE YOU HOLD BACK,

THE MORE YOU LIMIT GOD.

WHERE YOU SAY, GOD, I'VE

GOT THIS PART.

LET ME DO THIS PART.

YOU CAN HAVE THIS OTHER

STUFF, BUT I WANT TO DO

THIS PART.

I WANT TO PURSUE THIS.

THE MORE YOU ARE ACTUALLY

LIMITING HIS ABILITY TO

WORK MIRACLES IN YOUR

LIFE, TO GIVE YOU YOUR

HEART'S DESIRE.

JESUS DIDN'T COME TO TAKE

THINGS FROM US.

WHAT HE CAME FOR IS TO

GIVE US LIFE, AND LIFE

MORE ABUNDANTLY.

HE CAME TO GIVE YOU YOUR

HEART'S DESIRE.

START THINKING THIS WAY:

WHO PUT DESIRE THERE?

WHO PUT THE DESIRE FOR YOU

TO ACHIEVE, FOR YOU TO

EXCEL, FOR YOU TO BECOME

MORE THAN YOUR BACKGROUND,

MORE THAN YOUR

CIRCUMSTANCES, MORE THAN

WHAT THE WORLD SAYS YOU

CAN DO?

WHO PUT ALL OF THAT THERE?

WELL, GOD DID.

AND HE WANTS TO GIVE THAT

TO YOU.

IT'S THE FATHER'S GOOD

PLEASURE TO GIVE US THE

KINGDOM.

HE DOESN'T WANT TO HOLD

BACK ANYTHING.

THE PROBLEM COMES WHEN WE

HOLD BACK, WHEN WE SAY,

HERE IS SOMETHING I WANT

TO DO AND I WANT TO TRY TO

DO THIS ON MY OWN.

THAT'S WHERE THE PROBLEMS

COME IN.

AND TO SEE IT IN A YOUNG

MAN, WHO SAYS, I WANT TO

LIVE EVERYTHING, I WANT TO

BE ALL IN FOR HIM, THAT IS

WHEN MIRACLES HAPPEN.

THAT'S WHERE IMPOSSIBLE

THINGS HAPPEN, BECAUSE

WITH CHRIST ALL THINGS ARE

POSSIBLE.

TODAY, IF THERE ARE AREAS

IN YOUR LIFE WHERE YOU'RE

HOLDING BACK, WHERE YOU'RE

SAYING, GOD, YOUR NOT GOD

OF MY FINANCES, OR GOD,

YOU'RE NOT GOD OF MY

MARRIAGE, OR GOD, YOU'RE

NOT IN CHARGE OF MY

CAREER -- WHATEVER THAT

IS, TAKE A MOMENT TODAY

AND JUST CONSIDER THAT.

IS THAT REALLY WHAT YOU

WANT?

AT THE END, DO YOU WANT TO

SAY, OKAY, I DID IT MY

WAY?

OR DO YOU WANT TO SAY, I

DID IT GOD'S WAY, AND HE

GUIDED ME, HE DIRECTED ME,

AND HE DELIVERED ME TO THE

GOAL HE HAD IN MIND ALL

ALONG?

THINK ABOUT THAT.

MEDITATE ON THAT.

AND LET TODAY BE THE DAY

WHERE YOU SAY, LORD, I

WANT YOU INVOLVED IN

EVERYTHING, I WANT YOU TO

BE LORD OF MY LIFE.

IF YOU NEED HELP WITH

THIS, AND THERE ARE AREAS

WHERE YOU'RE STRUGGLING,

WE'RE HERE FOR YOU.

WE WANT TO PRAY FOR YOU.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CALL

US.

THE NUMBER IS ON THE

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THERE IS A POST-SCRIPT TO

SCOTTIE'S STORY: HE HAS A

CLOTHING LINE CALLED

"MOTIVES," WHICH STANDS

FOR MESSIAH OVER

EVERYTHING.

AND HE WORKS WITH THE

JUSTICE COALITION.

AND LATER TODAY, HE'LL BE

RECEIVING THE NFL'S

ATHLETE YOUTH INSPIRED

AWARD, WHICH ACKNOWLEDGES

PLAYERS WHO MAKING AN

IMPACT IN THEIR

COMMUNITIES.

WONDERFUL THINGS, MOETIVS,

A WONDERFUL NAME.

AND FOR FORMER NFLer

GREG SCOTT, MAKING IT TO

THE PROS WAS THE BEST

THING IN HIS LIFE.

HIS WORST: GETTING CUT.

YOU HAND IN YOUR

PLAYBOOK AND YOU GO HOME.

Gordon: HEAR HOW THIS

HAS-BEEN GIVES HOPE TO

THOUSANDS OF KIDS EVERY

DAY.

THAT'S UP NEXT.

Gordon: THIS YEAR

MILLIONS OF KIDS WILL

WATCHING THE

BONE-CRUNCHING ACTION OF

THE NFL AND DREAM ABOUT

BEING ON THE FIELD.

WELL, GREG SCOTT USED TO

BE ONE OF THOSE DREAMERS,

AND STILL GREG NEVER

STARTED LIVING HIS REAL

DREAM UNTIL HE STEPPED OFF

THE FIELD.

I REMEMBER BEING ABLE

TO GO HOME AND TELL MY

PARENTS, I'M GOING TO GO

TO COLLEGE ON A FOOTBALL

SCHOLARSHIP AND IT IS NOT

GOING TO COST YOU GUYS A

DIME.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS COME

TO THE GAMES AND CHEER.

I WENT TO THE UNIVERSITY

IN '98.

I WOULD COME BACK FROM

PRACTICE MY SENIOR YEAR,

AND I WOULD HAVE MAYBE

SEVEN OR EIGHT MESSAGES

FROM DIFFERENT AGENTS.

THEY WANT TO REPRESENT ME.

APRIL 22nd, 2002,

WATCHING THE NFL DRAFT,

AND I ANSWERED MY PHONE

AND IT WAS MARVIN LEWIS ON

THE LINE.

HE SAID, ARE YOU READY TO

BE A REDSKIN?

AND I SAID, YEAH, I'M

DEFINITELY READY TO BE A

REDSKIN.

TO SEE THAT LOOK ON MY

MOTHER'S FACE THAT DAY,

THE THINGS MY BABY TOLD ME

THAT HE WAS GOING TO DO AS

A 5-YEAR-OLD, 6-YEAR-OLD

KID, HE IS STANDING HERE

AS A 22-YEAR-OLD MAN AND

HE IS FOCUSED AND

DETERMINED ENOUGH TO MAKE

IT HAPPEN.

SO IT WAS A GOOD DAY, A

VERY GOOD DAY.

> I GOT TO THE NFL AND I

STARTED ENJOYING SOME OF

THE THINGS THAT CAME WITH

IT.

I GOT LESS FOCUSED ON SOME

OF THE THINGS I NEEDED TO

DO TO STAY IN THE NFL, I

WA.I WAS SPENDING A LITTLE

LESS TIME IN THE WEIGHT

ROOM.

I WAS GOING INTO MY SECOND

YEAR.

I GOT RELEASED FROM THE

REDSKINS.

AND I WENT BACK HOME AND I

SAT THERE QUIETLY, ABOUT

TWO OR THREE HOURS, JUST

THINKING ABOUT WHAT WAS

NEXT.

I FELT LOST.

I LOOK AT MY PHONE AND I

SEE A DIFFERENT AREA CODE.

IT WAS MARVIN LEWIS ON THE

PHONE AGAIN.

GREG SCOTT, ARE YOU READY

TO BE A CINCINNATI BENGAL?

YES, I AM READY.

I HONESTLY FELT LIKE I WAS

TRYING REALLY HARD EVERY

DAY.

GOING INTO THE 2006

SEASON, I MADE THE ROSTER.

THE SECOND WEEK OF THE

SEASON, THAT'S WHEN I GOT

CUT.

YOU HAND IN YOUR PLAYBOOK,

YOU PACK UP, AND YOU COME

HOME.

IT WAS HUMBLING, MAN.

IT WAS HUMBLING.

BECAUSE BEING THIS NFL

DEFENSIVE LINEMAN, YOU

FEEL INVINCIBLE.

YOU'VE BEEN THROWING

PEOPLE AROUND FOR FOUR OR

FIVE YEARS.

AND NOW FOR THAT NOT TO BE

A PART OF YOUR D.N.A.

ANYMORE, YOU WON'T BE

DOING THAT EVERY DAY

ANYMORE, IT KIND OF FELT

LIKE WHO ARE YOU NOW.

I SIMPLY TOLD PEOPLE, HEY

I GOT RELEASED.

THEY DECIDED TO GO IN

ANOTHER DIRECTION.

THEN THE NEXT QUESTION

COMES: WHAT ARE YOU GOING

TO DO NOW?

AT THAT TIME I DIDN'T

KNOW.

AND ANSWERING THOSE

QUESTIONS AT THAT TIME WAS

HEARTBREAKING FOR ME.

BECAUSE I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT

WAS GOING TO BE NEXT.

PRETTY MUCH ABOUT FOUR OR

FIVE MONTHS -- I STAYED IN

A LOT BECAUSE I DIDN'T

WANT TO HAVE TO DEAL WITH

THAT TYPE OF STUFF.

I HAD TIMES WHEN I HAD

$250,000, $260,000 IN THAT

ACCOUNT.

NOW I'M AT A POINT WHERE

I'M STRUGGLING, TRYING TO

KEEP $200 IN MY ACCOUNT.

I CAN'T MAKE MY TRUCK

PAYMENT ANYMORE.

I GET A CALL FROM A

FOREIGN PHONE NUMBER ON MY

PHONE, AND I'M GETTING MY

TRUCK REPOED.

SO I DROVE OUT TO A CHURCH

ABOUT FIVE MINUTES AWAY

FROM MY MOM'S APARTMENT.

THAT TRUCK WAS THE LAST

THING I HAD FROM MY NFL

JOURNEY.

I HAD GOTTEN RID OF ALL OF

THE JEWELRY, CARS, HOUSES,

EVERYTHING.

I GET OUT OF THE TRUCK,

AND I REMEMBER LOOKING IN

THE CAR AND SEEING MY MOM

CRYING.

I HAD ALMOST SEEN MOM CRY

ABOUT MY ACHIEVEMENTS, SO

THAT BOTHERED ME.

THAT...H'MMM.

SEEING THAT TRUCK DRIVE

AWAY, I WAS RIDING BACK TO

THE HOUSE, AND THAT WAS

PROBABLY ONE OF MY LOWEST

POINTS I HAD BEEN AT

BECAUSE I HAD NO MONEY.

I HAD A DAUGHTER, YOU

KNOW.

I HAD JUST A LOT OF EMPTY

THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS.

I FELT LIKE A HAS B-BEEN.

I STARTED THINKING, HEY,

MAN, WHY NOT GO BACK TO

DOING THE THINGS YOU WERE

DOING BEFORE.

TAKING THE ISSUES YOU HAVE

TO GOD AND ASKING HIM TO

HELP YOU WITH THEM.

AND SO I STARTED DOING

THAT.

AND THE MORE I DID THAT,

IT SEEMED LIKE THE MORE

DOORS STARTED TO OPEN FOR

ME.

I STARTED THINKING, WHAT

CAN I DO TO TALK TO YOUNG

KIDS THAT MAY HAVE DREAMS,

GOALS, AMBITIONS OF BEING

SOMETHING, SOMETHING NO

ONE ELSE THINKS THEY CAN

DO.

WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP THEM

KEEP ALONG THAT PATH,

MOTIVATE THEM TO STAY

ATTACHED TO THEIR DREAM.

ONE THING LED TO ANOTHER,

AND THE FOUNDATION WAS

BIRTHED.

IT STARTED OUT INITIALLY

WITH FOOTBALL CAMPS.

I STARTED HEARING ABOUT

KIDS NOT BEING ABLE TO EAT

EAT, GOING HOME HUNGRY.

I IMPLEMENTED C3 KIDS'

MEALS, AND THAT WAS

AWESOME.

WE STARTED FEEDING THREE

SCHOOLS, EVERY DAY, MONDAY

THROUGH FRIDAY.

AND I HAD A YOUNG KID TELL

ME THAT, MR. SCOTT, IF IT

WASN'T FOR YOUR PROGRAM, I

WOULD LEAVE SCHOOL AND GO

HOME AND HAVE TO FEND FOR

MYSELF.

I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT I WOULD

EAT UNTIL I GOT BACK TO

SCHOOL THE NEXT DAY.

AND THAT'S WHAT MOTIVATED

ME BECAUSE I'M IN THE

POSITION WHERE I COULD DO

SOMETHING ABOUT THIS.

AND IT WOULD BE A SIN FOR

ME NOT TO.

THAT THREE SCHOOLS WENT TO

10.

10 WENT TO 17.

17 WENT TO 29.

29 SCHOOLS WENT TO 40.

WE NOW FEED 4,000 KIDS

EVERY DAY IN AFTER-SCHOOL

PROGRAMS.

GOING TO BED EVERY NIGHT

KNOWING THAT 4,000 KIDS

ARE BEING ABLE TO EAT

SIMPLY OFF A VISION, AN

IDEA THAT I HAD FIVE YEARS

AGO, IS A WONDERFUL

FEELING.

I THINK MY FAITH IS THE

MAIN REASON I'M DOING WHAT

I'M DOING NOW.

IF IT WASN'T FOR PRAYING

TO GOD, I DON'T THINK I

WOULD HAVE GOTTEN TO THIS

POINT.

EVEN WHEN YOU THINK YOU'RE

GOING THROUGH SOME OF THE

TOUGHEST TRIALS AND

TRIBULATIONS, GOD IS

ALWAYS PRESENT.

Gordon: WHAT A

WONDERFUL STORY.

A WONDERFUL STORY OF

REDEMPTION.

HERE HE MADE HIS DREAM,

MAKING A LOT OF MONEY, BUT

THEN YOU GET CUT.

NOW WHAT DO YOU DO?

HE DECIDED TO LIVE FOR

JESUS AND LET JESUS LIVE

THROUGH HIM.

WE'RE HERE AT "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE" SALUTE GREG

SCOTT, SO RECENTLY WE

JOINED FORCES AND HELPED

THEM PUT ON A SPECIAL

EVENT FOR THE WHOLE

COMMUNITY.

TAKE A LOOK.

Reporter: CAN SOCIAL

MEDIA POSITIVELY IMPACT A

COMMUNITY?

WE SET OUT TO DO JUST

THAT.

BY TAKING YOUR SUGGESTIONS

AND IDEAS, WE FOUND GREG

SCOTT AND THE COVER THREE

FOUNDATION.

WE'RE FEEDING ABOUT

4,000 KIDS A DAY.

Reporter: TEAMING UP,

CBN HELPED PUT ON THE

COVER THREE COMMUNITY DAY.

IT REPRESENTS THE CORE

OF WHO WE ARE, FEEDING

HUNGER.

WE WANT TO REACH OUT AND

TOUCH KIDS' HEARTS AND

STOMACHS AT THE SAME TIME.

I'M HOPING THAT THE

OUTCOME OF TODAY IS

EVERYBODY WILL COME OUT

AND HAVE A GOOD TIME.

AND THE KIDS WILL GET A

LOT OF FOOD.

Reporter: KIDS LIKE

TRINITY AND SERENITY, WHO

HAVE BEEN IN THE PROGRAM.

BUT TODAY THEY JUST WANTED

TO HAVE FUN.

I'M MOSTLY EXCITED TO

PLAY GAMES.

THE BOUNCY HOUSE.

Reporter: THEIR

MOTHER, ANGEL, SAYS THE

FUN AND HELP ARE

MUCH-NEEDED.

IT IS A RELIEF TO KNOW

WE HAVE HELP.

THAT HAS HELPED ME A GREAT

DEAL.

THE DIFFERENT THINGS

THEY'RE GIVING TO HELP

BENEFIT THE FAMILIES AND

THE CHILDREN TO PUT A

SMILE ON THEIR FACE,

GREAT.

THE BIBLE TALKS ABOUT

TAKING CARE OF THE LEAST

OF THESE, THE LITTLE KIDS.

THAT'S WHAT IT IS ALL

ABOUT.

MAKING SURE THEY HAVE A

HOT MEAL AND GROCERIES AND

MAKING SURE THEY HAVE FUN.

IT IS AMAZING.

WHEN YOU REALLY STOP AND

THINK ABOUT EVERYBODY THAT

IS HERE TODAY, AND THE

DIFFERENT ORGANIZATIONS

AND THE REPRESENTATIVES,

COMING TOGETHER FOR THE

COMMON GOOD.

IT IS REFRESHING.

WE ARE HERE SUPPORTING

OUR COMMUNITY, THE PEOPLE

IN OUR BACKYARD, THE

PEOPLE WHO LIVE WHERE WE

ARE.

SO WE'RE VERY EXCITED

ABOUT LINKING ARMS,

JOINING HANDS AND HEARTS

AND MAKING A DIFFERENCE.

TO SEE IT ALL COME

TOGETHER, IT IS A

PRICELESS FEELING, IT

REALLY IS.

SEEING PEOPLE COME

TOGETHER AND MAKING THINGS

HAPPEN LIKE THIS, IT IS A

WONDERFUL FEELING.

FOR IT TO BE HERE IN MY

HOME TOWN IS EVEN BETTER.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING

THIS EVENT.

Reporter: EVENTS AND

HELP THAT ARE ONLY

POSSIBLE BECAUSE...

THE BIBLE SAYS THERE

ARE SOME WHO GO AND SOME

WHO SPEND.

WE ARE HEA HERE BECAUSE, AS

CBN PARTNERS, WERE WILLING

TO SEND.

THANK YOU, CBN PARTNERS.

WE SO LOVE AND APPRECIATE

YOU.

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CHANGED, SO HAS

"SUPERBOOK."

IT IS NOT THE CARTOON I

GREW UP, ON THIS V.H.S.

IT IS NOW A 3D AN NATED

SERIES AND IT IS AVAILABLE

ON YOUR iPHONE OR

TABLET.

IT SURE IS.

SO I HEADED OVER TO CBN

CENTRAL IN VIRGINIA BEACH

TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT

THIS APP.

WHY WAS IT SO IMPORTANT TO

CREATE AN APP FOR

"SUPERBOOK"?

WE WANTED TO TAKE THE

BEST ASPECTS OF THE

"SUPERBOOK" SERIES AND

INTEGRATE THEM INTO THE

BIBLE, TO BRING THE BIBLE

TO LIFE, TO LEARN MORE

ABOUT GOD AND GOD'S PLAN

AND HIS LOVE FOR YOU AND

HOW THE BIBLE APPLIES TO

YOUR EVERYDAY LIFE.

I KNOW THERE ARE A LOT

OF INCREDIBLY EXCITING

FEATURES ON THE APP.

WHAT ARE THE MOST POPULAR

ONES?

IT IS A FULL BIBLE.

YOU'VE GOT THE FULL BIBLE.

A LOT OF DIFFERENT

LANGUAGES.

YOU CAN MAKE NOTES AND

HIGHLIGHT VERSES.

YOU CAN UPLOAD PHOTOS.

YOU CAN PUT A PICTURE OF

YOUR FAMILY IN THERE, AND

THINGS LIKE THAT.

YOU CAN LEARN ABOUT THE

CHARACTERS OF THE BIBLE,

THE PLACES, THE ARTIFACTS.

THERE IS A DAILY DEVOTION,

AND SO YOU GET AN

ENCOURAGING VERSE EVERY

DAY AND KU D YOU CAN DO SOME

FUN GAMES AROUND IT.

THAT'S GREAT BECAUSE

I'VE BEEN A FAN OF

"SUPERBOOK" SINCE I WAS,

LIKE, THIS LITTLE.

IT SOUNDS LIKE WHAT THE

APP IS DOING IS TAKING

WHAT YOU SEE ON THE SHOW

AND HELPING YOU TO DIVE IN

DEEPER.

WHENEVER WE ANSWER A

QUESTION, WE HAVE THE

VERSES AND THE REFERENCES.

SO IT IS NOT JUST OUR

THOUGHTS ABOUT THIS

ANSWER, BUT WHAT DOES THE

BIBLE SAY AND HOW DOES

THAT APPLY TO YOU.

I THINK ANOTHER KEY

FEATURE IS THE "WANT TO

KNOW GOT" SECTION.

Efrem: IT IS A COOL

APP FOR EVEN ME, THE BIG

KID.

YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THIS

APP ON ANY SHAR SMARTPHONE.

Efrem: GET IT TODAY.

I'M EFREM GRAHAM.

AND I'M CAYLEB KINSLO.

AND THIS HAS BEEN YOUR

DIGITAL DOWN LADY.

GordonDOWNLOAD.

Gordon: YOU CAN GET

THE APP FOR FREE,

ABSOLUTELY FREE.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS GO

TO THE APP STORE EITHER

ON iTUNES OR GOOGLE

PLAY, AND IT IS ALSO

AVAILABLE ON KINDLE.

WE WANT IT TO BE ON ALL OF

THE PLATFORMS, THE

TABLETS, ALL OF THE MOBILE

PHONES.

AND IT'S ABSOLUTELY FREE.

GET INVOLVED IN THAT.

THERE ARE PLENTY OF GAMES

AND PLENTY OF PLACES WHERE

THE "SUPERBOOK" STORIES

ARE INTERWOVEN INTO IT.

IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN

HELPING GET THE STORIES OF

THE BIBLE TO THE CHILDREN

OF THE WORLD, GET IT IN A

WAY THAT IS FUN,

INTERACTIVE, SOMETHING

THAT THEY WILL ENJOY, JOIN

THE "SUPERBOOK" D.V.D.

CLUB.

FOR A GIFT OF $25 OR MORE,

WE'LL SEND YOU THE LATEST

EPISODE ABOUT THE POWER OF

BABEL.

WE'LL SEND YOU THREE

COPIES.

SO IF YOU WANT TO GET

INVOLVED IN GIVE TO IT,

CALL US: 1-888-777-1999.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM PSALMS 37:

"COMMIT YOUR WAY TO THE

LORD.

TRUST ALSO IN HIM, AND HE

SHALL BRING IT TO PASS."

GOD BLESS YOU.

WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN

TOMORROW.

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