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700 Club Interactive: Take Revenge or Forgive? – August 6, 2015

“Hercules” actor Kevin Sorbo shares how faith and forgiveness are themes of his new movie, Gallows Road. Read Transcript


Andrew: THE STAR OF

HERCULES AND "GOD'S NOT

DEAD," TAKES ON A NEW ROLE

IN "GALLO'S ROAD."

THERE AIN'T NO SIN

GREATER THAN GOD'S

FORGIVENESS.

Andrew: ON TODAY'S

"700 CLUB INTERACTIVE."

HI, AND WELCOME TO THE

SHOW.

ARE YOU HOLDING A GRUDGE?

DO YOU WANT REVENGE ON

SOMEONE WHO HURT YOU?

IF SO, THIS SHOW IS FOR

YOU.

FIRST WE WANT TO BRING ON

A FAMILIAR FACE.

THE PROFESSOR AUDIENCES

LOVED TO HATE IN THE HIT

MOVIE "GOD'S NOT DEAD."

AND MORE FAMOUSLY, HE WAS

ALSO THE SUPERHERO,

HERCULES.

HE IS KEVIN SO SORBO.

TAKE A LOOK.

Wendy: KEVIN SORBO

EMERGED AS A STAR IN THE

1990s, WHEN HE LANDED

THE ROLE OF HERCULES.

DURING HIS RUN, THE SERIES

BECAME ONE OF THE

HIGHEST-RATED SYNDICATED

TELEVISION PROGRAMS IN THE

WORLD.

SINCE THEN, HE STARRED IN

SEVERAL TELEVISION AND

MOVIE ROLES, INCLUDING THE

2014 HIT MOVIE "GOD'S NOT

DEAD."

MOST RECENTLY HE STARRED

IN "GALLO'S ROAD," A STORY

OF FAITH, FAMILY, AND

FORGIVENESS.

Andrew: KEVIN, GREAT

TO HAVE YOU HERE TODAY.

IT IS GOOD TO BE HERE.

Andrew: WELCOME.

I SAW "GALLO'S ROAD" THIS

WEEKEND.

YOU AND ERNIE HUDSON ARE

PHENOMENAL IN IT.

TELL US ABOUT THE MOVIE.

IT DEALS WITH

FORGIVENESS.

ERNIE'S CHARACTER SUFFERS

A HORRIFIC TRAGEDY WHERE

HIS WIFE AND KIDS ARE

KILLED, AND HE IS

HELL-BENT AND REVENGE.

HE IS TRYING TO FIND HIS

WAY BACK TO A BETTER ROAD

AND HE DOES IT THROUGH

OTHER PEOPLE HE MEETS

THROUGHOUT THE MOVIE.

GALLO'S ROAD IS THAT

METAPHOR, THE ROAD THAT

MANY OF US TAKE, WHERE WE

SAY, I NEED TO CHANGE MY

LIFE.

I DON'T LIKE WHERE MY LIFE

IS AND DO I HAVE THE

STRENGTH TO TURN AROUND.

Andrew: I THINK YOUR

CHARACTER IS SOMEONE A LOT

OF PEOPLE WOULD LIKE TO

HAVE, WHO CAN GIVE

MENTORING.

HE IS A LIKE A

MODERN-DAY COWBOY.

WE SHOT THIS IN FORT

WORTH.

AND IT WAS WRITTEN AND

DIRECTED AND ACTED BY

KEVIN McMILLAN.

Andrew: HOW DOES IT

TIE INTO THE WORLD TODAY?

YOU LOOK AT WHAT IS

GOING ON, THE BALTIMORE,

AND OTHER PLACES, AND YOU

GO, OKAY, THE RACISM SEEMS

LIKE IT HAS GOTTEN WORSE.

AND YOU LOOK AT WHAT

HAPPENED IN CHARLESTON AND

WHAT HAPPENED THERE.

PEOPLE OF ALL COLORS GOT

TOGETHER AND THERE WAS

PRAYERS AND FORGIVENESS.

I THINK THAT IS THE ROAD

THAT GOD WANTS US ALL TO

GO DOWN.

Andrew: DO YOU THINK

THE MOVIE "GOD'S NOT

DEAD," CHANGED SOME HEARTS

AND MINDS?

THERE IS NO QUESTION

THERE DID.

IT OPENED ON THE SAME

WEEKEND AS THE "X" MAN,

AND IT STAYED IN THE MOVIE

THEATERS FOR FOUR MONTHS.

IT MADE OVER $70 MILLION.

Andrew: WERE YOU

SURPRISED BY THAT SUCCESS?

I KNEW IT WOULD BE,

BECAUSE IT WAS MADE BY

PUREFLIX, AND I KNEW WE

HAD A GOOD SCRIPT.

I KNEW WHAT THE DIRECTOR

WAS DOING WAS AMAZING.

BUT IT JUST CAUGHT FIRE.

BECAUSE OTHER THAN YOU

GUYS HAVING US ON, THERE

WAS NOT A BIG PUBLICITY

ROUTE FOR THIS MOVIE.

BUT I THINK PEOPLE WERE

SAYING, WE WANT MORE

MOVIES LIKE THIS THAT HAVE

A POSITIVE MESSAGE AND

THERE IS A MORAL COMIN COMPASS

WE CAN FOLLOW.

AND I'VE HAD FRIENDS WHO

ARE ATHEISTS AND NOT GOT

ANGRY ABOUT IT.

BUT I SEE THESE GUYS WHO

SPEND TIME AND MONEY TO

GET ON TV, AND THEY'RE SO

ANGRY.

ON THE ONE HAND, I FIND

FUNNY AND ON THE OTHER

HAND, I DON'T GET IT.

Andrew: IS THERE A

SEQUEL COMING OUT?

THEY SHOT A SEQUEL

WITHOUT ME.

Andrew: LET'S NOT

TALK ABOUT IT THEN.

YEAH.

Andrew: YOU WERE 13

YEARS OLD AND YOU WENT TO

A BILLY GRAHAM CRUSADE AND

BECAME A CHRISTIAN?

WHAT DO YOU KNOW AS A

KID?

YOU SEE NOAH'S ARK AND YOU

SEE THE FLUFFY ANIMALS,

BUT WHEN I WENT AND SAW

200,000 PEOPLE THERE AND I

REALLY PAID ATTENTION

THERE -- IT WAS OUR SUNDAY

SCHOOL CLASS THAT WENT.

AND I WENT UP AFTERWARDS,

I WENT UP TO TALK AND PRAY

WITH ONE OF THE VOLUNTEERS

THAT WORKED WITH HIM.

Andrew: THAT'S

COURAGEOUS AT 13.

YES.

I WAS VERY NERVOUS, BUT I

FELT THE SPIRIT OF GOD

WITH ME.

I'VE DONE THINGS IN MY

LIFE I'M NOT PROUD OF, AND

I'M NOT PERFECT, BUT I

KNOW GOD HAS FORGIVEN ME.

BUT I NEVER LOST FAITH AND

SAID IT IS ALL A BUNCH OF

MYTH.

I NEVER FELT THAT WAY

ABOUT IT.

Andrew: DID YOU START

TO LOSE YOUR FAITH WHEN

YOU HAD SOME REAL PHYSICAL

PROBLEMS THAT WERE REALLY

SCARY?

IT WAS.

ON HERCULES FIVE, I HAD

ALL KINDS OF PROBLEMS IN

MY LEFT ARM.

AND THERE WAS AN ANEURYSM

THAT SENT THREE CLOTS TO

MY BRAIN, A SEPARATE THREE

STROKES.

YEAH, I RAILED AGAINST

GOD, I RAILED AGAINST

HUMANITY, AND I RAILED

AGAINST LIFE.

BUT MY PARENTS WERE THERE,

MY FIANCEE WAS THERE, WHOM

I'M MARRIED TO NOW, AND I

HAD A GREAT SUPPORT TEAM

AROUND ME.

I REALIZED IT WASN'T GOD'S

FAULT.

THE WARNING SIGNS WERE

THERE AND THE VOICE WAS

THERE SAYING THERE IS

SOMETHING WRONG.

I JUST DIDN'T PAY

ATTENTION TO THE VOICE.

AND THAT WAS GOD TALKING

TO ME.

Andrew: AND THAT

EXPERIENCE, YOU CAN LOOK

BACK ON NOW WHEN TIMES ARE

TOUGH, AND REMEMBER HOW

GOD WORKED IN YOUR LIFE.

A LOT OF US TEND TO FORGET

WHAT HE HAS DONE FOR US?

THAT IS TRUE.

I THINK THAT EXPERIENCE --

IN FACT, I KNOW IT DID,

OPENED ME UP TO DO MORE

MOVIES THAT ARE

FAMILY-FRIENDLY AND

FAITH-BASED.

THEY'RE NOT IN YOUR FACE,

BUT THERE ARE MESSAGES IN

THERE, LIKE GALLO'S ROAD

DOES, TO MAKE YOU THINK

ABOUT HOW YOUR LIVING YOUR

LIFE.

Andrew: AND THAT HAS

A HUGE THEME.

HOW DO YOU THINK THAT CAN

RELATE TO PHYSICAL HEALING

IN OUR LIFE.

WHAT ROLE DOES FORGIVENESS

PLAY?

I THINK YOU HAVE TO

FIND IT IN EVERYTHING.

I'VE SPENT YEARS WITH A

GRUDGE, WHERE YOU HAVE A

GRUDGE OR A HATRED FOR

SOMEBODY, BUT IT IS ONLY

HURTING YOU.

BECAUSE THAT PERSON YOU

MAY HOLD A GRUDGE AGAINST

DOESN'T EVEN KNOW IT.

THEY'RE LIVING THEIR LIFE.

IT HURTS YOU.

AND MANIFESTS ITSELF IN

YOU IN ULCERS AND

SICKNESS.

IT IS SOMETHING THAT IS

NOT POSITIVE FOR YOU TO

LIVE THAT WAY.

IT IS LIKE WORRY.

MOST OF THE THINGS WE

WORRY ABOUT DON'T HAPPEN.

Andrew: YOU'RE VERY

OUTSPOKEN ABOUT YOUR

CHRISTIAN FAITH, AND YOU

ENTER INTO THE POLITICAL

REALM -- DO YOU GET A LOT

OF BACKLASH?

YEAH.

I FEEL LIKE DONALD

TRUMP -- I'M SAYING THINGS

PEOPLE DON'T WANT TO HEAR.

NO, I WOULDN'T RUN.

BUT I'M TIRED ABOUT WHAT

IS GOING ON IN OUR

COUNTRY, AND I'VE BEEN

TIRED ABOUT IT FOR A LONG

TIME.

THIS COUNTRY IS FOUNDED ON

JUDEO-CHRISTIAN

PRINCIPLES, AND WE'VE

MOVED AWAY FROM THAT.

AND THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA

HAS DONE AN AMAZING JOB OF

TURNING THINGS AROUND.

Andrew: YOU'RE QUITE

AN ACTOR, TOO.

YOU CAN GET THIS FILM AT

WAL-MART --

Gallosroad.com HAS

INFORMATION ON IT.

Andrew: THANKS FOR

BEING HERE.

I APPRECIATE IT.

Andrew: COMING UP, IT

IS TIME TO PICK A SIDE.

WE'LL SHOW YOU A PART OF

THIS FAMOUS FAMILY FEUD

THAT YOU WON'T FIND

ANYWHERE ELSE.

THAT'S WHEN WE COME BACK.

Andrew: CHANCES ARE

YOU'VE HEARD OF THE FAMOUS

HADFIELD/McCOY FEUD.

BUT THERE IS A PART OF THE

STORY THAT IS NOT OFTEN

TOLD.

CBN'S WENDY GRIFFITH

TRAVELLED TO WEST VIRGINIA

FOR A UNIQUE LOOK AT ONE

OF THE BLOODIEST FAMILY

FEUDS IN AMERICAN HISTORY.

Wendy: SHORTLY AFTER

THE CIVIL WAR, THESE

MOUNTAINS ALONG THE WEST

VIRGINIA-KENTUCKY BORDER

WERE HOME TO THE MOST

FAMOUS FEUDING FAMILY OF

ALL TIMES, THE HATFIELDS

AND THE McCOYS.

THE LEADER OF THE

HATFIELDS IS MY GREAT,

GREAT UNCLE, AND THIS IS

WHERE OUR STORY BEGINS.

* THEY WERE MEN

* THEY WERE HATFIELDS AND

McCOYS *

* THEY WERE MEN WHO

MATCHED THE MOUNTAINS *

* THEY WERE MEN WHEN THEY

WERE BOYS *

Wendy: I RECENTLY MET

WITH SINGER/SONG WRITER

JIMMY WOLFER AT HIS HOME.

HE IS A GREAT NEPHEW TO

RANDOLPH McCOY, THE

PATRIARCH OF THE McCOY

CLAN, WAS THE FIRST TO

RIGHT AN ENTIRE ALBUM OF

SONGS ON THE FEUD.

I ASKED HIM HOW MY UNCLE

GOT HIS NICKNAME, DEVIL

ANTS.

THEY SAID WHEN HE WAS A

KID, HE WAS DEVILISH AND

HE PLAYED ROUGH AT TIMES.

AND OTHERS SAY DURING THE

CIVIL WAR, HE HAD A

NICKNAME OF -- THEY

NICKNAMED HIM DEVIL ANTS

BECAUSE HE WAS A PRETTY

TOUGH CHARACTER.

Wendy: DIF DEVIL ANTS

HATFIELD WAS BORN IN A

CABIN, ONE OF 11 CHILDREN.

HIS PLAYGROUND, THE

MOUNTAINS OF SOUTHERN WEST

VIRGINIA.

HE LOVED TO HUNT, AND HE

WAS KNOWN AS ONE OF THE

BEST MARKSMAN IN THE

VALLEY.

ALTHOUGH HE OFTEN HUNTED

BLACK BEAR, THIS PHOTO

SHOWS HE ALSO KEPT SOME AS

PETS.

HE WAS ILLITERATE, BUT HE

OWNED A CONSIDERABLE

AMOUNT OF LAND.

HE AND HIS WIFE WERE BUSY

RAISING 13 CHILDREN.

LIFE WAS GOOD.

UNTIL ONE DAY IN THE FALL

OF 1878, RANDOLPH McCOY,

WHO LIVED ON THE KENTUCKY

SIDE OF THE TUG FORK

RIVER, ACCUSED FLOYD

HATFIELD, DEVIL ANTS'

COUSIN, OF STEALING SOME

OF HIS HOGS.

THE CASE WENT TO TRIAL,

AND A JURY OF SIX

HATFIELDS AND SIX McCOYS

FOUND HATFIELD INCIDENT.

HATFIELD INNOCENT.

THEY GAVE THE HOG BACK

TO THE HATFIELDS, AND ALL

HELL BROKE LOSE.

Reporter: NOT LONG

AFTER, SOMEONE SHOT TO

DEATH A HAT FIELD.

AND TWO YEARS LATER, THE

FIGHTING ESCALATED INTO

ONE OF THE BLOODIEST

BATTLES OF THE FEUD.

IT WAS A HOT SUMMER DAY

BACK IN AUGUST 1882, AND

IT WAS ELECTION DAY HERE

ON BLACKBERRY CREEK.

UNFORTUNATELY, THE

FESTIVITIES TURNED TRAGIC

WHEN MY GREAT, GREAT

GRANDFATHER AND THREE

McCOY BROTHERS GOT INTO

A HEATED ARGUMENT.

THE McCOY BROTHERS,

ARMED WITH KNIVES, STABBED

HIM 20 TIMES AND SHOT HIM.

HE WAS BLEEDING PROFUSELY

WHEN THEY BROUGHT HIM BACK

TO THIS CABIN.

DEVIL ANTS HAD ALREADY

MADE A PROMISE.

IF ELISON DIES, I'M

GOING TO KILL THE McCOY

BOYS.

Wendy: TWO YEARS

LATER, HE DIED, AND THAT'S

WHEN THEY FOUND THE THREE

McCOY BROTHERS, AND

BROUGHT THEM HERE, TIED

THEM TO SOME BUSHES,

BLINDFOLDEBLINDFOLDED THEM, AND

ASKED THEM IF THEY HAD ANY

FINAL WORDS, AND SHOT THEM

TO DEATH IN RETALIATION

FOR HIS BROTHER'S DEATH.

THERE WERE 16 LIVES LOST

IN THE FEUD, INCLUDING

FIVE McCOY CHILDREN.

SOME ANY RANDOLPH NEVER

QUITE RECOVERED FROM THE

LOSS OF SO MANY CHILDREN,

AND DIED IN 1914, AT THE

AGE OF 88, A BITTER MAN.

BUT FOR DEVIL ANTS

SOMETHING DRAMATIC

HAPPENED THAT CHANGED HIS

LIFE, AND PERHAPS THE

LIVES OF MANY GENERATIONS

TO COME.

AT THE URGING OF HIS

FRIEND, PREACHER DIKE

GARRETT, DEVIL ANTS, AT

THE AGE OF 72, WENT

FORWARD AT A REVIVAL

MEETING AND BECAME A

CHRISTIAN.

SOON AFTERWARDS HE WAS

BAPTIZED IN THE WATERS OF

ISLAND CREEK, NEAR HIS

HOME IN LOGAN.

JIMMY WOLFORD RECOUNTS THE

DAY IN SONG.

* ISLAND CREEK WAS COLD

WHEN DEVIL ANTS WENT

UNDER *

* BUT WHEN THAT BEARDED

MAN CAME TO THE TOP *

* THERE WAS SHOUTING AND

SINGING, THE RIFLE FIRE

STOPPED RINGING *

* AND THE WATER IN ISLAND

CREEK TURNED BOLD AND

HOT *

Wendy: THIS PHOTO

SHOWS DEVIL ANTS ON THE

BANKS OF THE RIVER THAT

DAY, SURROUNDED BY QUITE A

FEW WITNESSES.

AND FOR PREACHER DIKE

GARRETT, IT WAS A BAPTISM

HE HAD BEEN WAITING HIS

WHOLE LIFE TO PERFORM.

HE HAD A LITTLE BIT OF

BRAGGING RIGHTS.

AND HE WOULD TELL PEOPLE

THAT HE WAS THE MAN THAT

BAPTIZED THE DEVIL.

Wendy: I SPOKE WITH

AUTHOR AND EXPERT KEITH

DAVIS AT THE HATFIELD

CEMETERY IN WEST VIRGINIA,

HOME TO A LIFE-SIZED

MARBLE STATUE OF THE FEUD

LEADER.

HE BELIEVES THAT THE

BAPTISM OF DEVIL ANTS NOT

ONLY OFFICIALLY ENDED THE

FEUD, BUT HAD AN IMPACT ON

GENERATIONS THROUGHOUT THE

SEASON.

DEVIL ANTS SPENT THE LAST

10 YEARS OF THIS LIFE IN

PEACE, KNOWING THAT HE WAS

FORGIVEN, HIS SINS WASHED

AWAY IN THE COOL MOUNTAIN

STREAM.

HIS DEATH IN JANUARY IN

1921 AT THE AGE OF 81,

RECEIVED MUCH MEDIA

ATTENTION, INCLUDING AN

ARTICLE IN THE "NEW YORK

TIMES," AND HIS FUNERAL

WAS THE LARGEST EVER HELD

IN LOGAN COUNTY, DRAWING

SEVERAL THOUSAND PEOPLE.

THEY SAY SOME OF THE

MOURNERS EVEN HAD THE NAME

McCOY.

Andrew: WELL, THANK

YOU, WENDY.

WE APPRECIATE YOUR

PERSONAL TIE TO THAT

STORY.

FORGIVENESS IS HARD, ISN'T

IT?

PERHAPS YOUR STRUGGLING

WITH UNFORGIVENESS NOW OR

HAVE IN THE PAST.

IT IS SOMETHING WE HAVE

ALL DEALT WITH, WHERE WE

FEEL WRONG OR OFFENDED.

HOW DO WE RESPOND TO THAT

PERSON WE PERCEIVE HAS

BEEN CRUEL TO US AND FACE

THE REALITY THAT SOMEONE

MISTREATED US?

WHY DON'T WE LIKE TO

FORGIVE?

PART OF THE REASON IS WE

WANT TO PUNISH SOMEONE

ELSE.

OR PERHAPS WE FEEL IF WE

FORGIVE THAT PERSON WE

WON'T BENEFIT FROM IT.

WELL, THE REALITY OF IT IS

WHEN WE DON'T FORGIVE,

WE'RE NOT REALLY PUNISHING

ANYONE.

IN FACT, THE PERSON WHO

HAS MISTREATED US OR BEEN

CRUEL, FEELS VALIDATED.

AND THEY SAY, SEE HOW I'M

GETTING TREATED BACK?

MY CRUELTY WAS JUSTIFIED.

LOOK WHO I'M DEALING WITH.

SO WE'RE NOT PUNISHING

ANYONE ELSE.

WE'RE VALIDATING THEIR

FEELINGS OF WHY THEY WERE

CRUEL TO US TO BEGIN WITH.

SO IT IS A CYCLE THAT GOES

ON AND ON AND ON.

THERE IS ONLY ONE WHO

BENEFITS WHEN WE DON'T

FORGIVE, AND THAT'S OUR

ENEMY, THE DEVIL, WHO

DESIRES TO STIR UP

DISSENTION.

AS HARD AS IT IS TO

FORGIVE, WHEN WE DON'T

WE'RE REALLY SAYING,

SATAN, I'M GOING TO HONOR

YOU IN THIS PART OF MY

LIFE.

AND, JESUS, WHAT YOU CALL

ME TO DO, I JUST CAN'T DO

IN THIS WAY.

I'LL HONOR YOU IN SO MANY

OTHER AREAS OF MY LIFE,

BUT AS FAR AS FORGIVING,

I'M GOING TO KEEP THAT ONE

WITH THE DEVIL.

THAT'S REALLY WHAT WE'RE

SAYING IN OUR HEART.

I'M NOT SAYING IT IS EASY.

IT IS VERY DIFFICULT.

SO MANY OF US HAVE

STRUGGLED WITH THIS ISSUE.

LOOK AT THE WORDS OF

JESUS, THOUGH.

HE TALKED ABOUT PRAYER.

AND HE SAID, WHEN YOU'RE

PRAYING, IF YOU HAVE

SOMETHING AGAINST SOMEONE

ELSE, PRAY FOR THAT

PERSON, FORGIVE THAT

PERSON.

AND HERE IS THE THING: A

LOT OF TIMES WE PRAY FOR

PHYSICAL HEALING, PERHAPS,

IN OUR LIVES.

GOD, I NEED A TOUCH FROM

YOU.

TOUCH MY BODY.

I NEED A PHYSICAL TOUCH

FROM YOU, LORD.

YET, GOD, I'M GOING TO

KEEP THIS POISON IN MY

BODY.

WE CAN'T BE HEALED WITH

POISON IN OUR BODY.

AND THAT'S WHAT

UNFORGIVENESS IS.

FOR THOSE OF YOU

STRUGGLING WITH THIS

ISSUE, WE'RE GOING TO PRAY

FOR YOU.

THERE ARE MANY, MANY

PEOPLE WHO HAVE CONTACTED

US ABOUT THIS.

LET'S GO TO JESSICA IN OUR

CHATROOM.

THANKS, ANDREW.

WE HAVE HAD MANY PEOPLE

ASK FOR PRAYER ON THIS

SUBJECT.

BEFORE I READ THOSE, I

WANT TO SHARE THIS POST

FROM BE BELINDA.

AND SHE WRITES, "IF GOD

CAN HEAL ME FROM THE HATE

I HAD TE DEEP DOWN IN MY

SOUL, HE CAN HEAL ANYONE.

FORGIVE EVERYONE.

IT IS NOT WORTH KEEPING IT

INSIDE.

IT FEELS WONDERFUL NOT TO

HATE THAT PERSON ANYMORE.

IT IS ONLY BY THE GRACE OF

GOD."

WE LOVE THAT PRAISE

REPORT.

AND DEBBIE SAYS, "PLEASE

PRAY THAT MY ADULT

DAUGHTER CAN LET GO OF

UNFORGIVENESS AGAINST HER

FATHER AND HER HUSBAND,

WHO HAVE BOTH ABANDONED

HER.

HER ANGER HAS MANIFESTED

INTO MANY HEALTH ISSUES

SHE NOW SUFFERS.

PRAYING THAT GOD OPENS HER

HEART TO FORGIVE AND HEALS

HER BODY."

HERE IS ANOTHER ONE FROM

MARY.

SHE SAYS, "I NEED PRAYER

TO FORGIVE THE

INCONSIDERATE WOMAN WHO

DESTROYED MY MARRIAGE.

SHE KNEW I HAD BEEN

MARRIED FOR 35 YEARS, YET

SHE STILL INSISTED THAT MY

HUSBAND DIVORCE ME, AND HE

DID.

AND I'M STILL GRIEVING."

AND HERE IS ONE FROM

BARBARA, "I HAD A LOVING

HUSBAND AND FIVE LOVING

CHILDREN, BUT I DON'T WANT

TO COME OUT OF MY ROOM LET

ALONE MY HOUSE, BECAUSE

I'M SO MAD AT CERTAIN

PEOPLE WHO HAVE HURT ME.

WHAT IF I SEE THEM?

I NEED TO LET GO OF

GRUDGES AND REALIZE JESUS

IS BY MY SIDE."

AND WE HAVE A PRAYER

REQUEST IN FROM SHANEL,

AND SHE WRITES, "I NEED

PRAYER THAT GOD WOULD HELP

ME TO FORGIVE MY HUSBAND

FOR LEAVING US.

PRAY THAT HE REALIZES THAT

WE ARE HIS FAMILY.

MAY GOD LEAD HIM BACK TO

US."

WE'RE GOING TO PRAY FOR

YOU.

WE'RE PRAYING FOR

MARRIAGES TODAY.

AND IF YOU'RE WATCHING AND

YOU'RE GRIEVED ABOUT THE

STATE OF YOUR MARRIAGE, OR

MAYBE IT IS A FAMILY

MEMBER -- MAYBE IT IS NOT

YOUR MARRIAGE.

MAYBE IT IS A RELATIONSHIP

THAT IS BROKEN.

WE'RE GOING TO PRAY FOR

YOU AND BELIEVE THAT GOD

IS GOING TO RESTORE.

HEAVENLY FATHER, WE PRAISE

YOU AND THANK YOU SO MUCH

THAT WE CAN APPROACH YOUR

THRONE OF GRACE WITH

CONFIDENCE.

LORD, THAT WE CAN BELIEVE

YOU TO RESTORE WHAT SEEMS

LOST.

FOR ALL OF THOSE WHO ARE

WATCHING AND THEY'RE

SAYING, GOD, I CANNOT LET

GO OF THIS BITTERNESS, I

CANNOT LET GO OF THIS

HURT, LORD, WE PRAY THAT

YOU WOULD GIVE THEM THE

GRACE RIGHT NOW TO LET GO,

TO RELEASE.

AND WE AFFIRM JUST BECAUSE

WE FORGIVE, IT DOESN'T

MEAN WE'RE VALIDATING THE

SIN.

IT JUST MEANS WE'RE

FORGIVING THE OFFENDER.

LORD, WE ASK THAT YOU

FORGIVE US OF OUR

TRESPASSES, FOR DEBBIE,

BARBARA, AND SHANEL, AND

FOR ALL OF THOSE ASKING

FOR RESTORATION AND

HEALING.

LORD, WE PRAY THAT YOU

WOULD TOUCH THEM NOW.

IN JESUS' NAME WE PRAY.

AMEN.

IF YOU NEED PRAYER, CALL

US.

THAT'S WHAT WE'RE HERE

FOR.

THE NUMBER IS ON YOUR

SCREEN.

IT'S 1-888-777-1999.

OR YOU CAN ALWAYS POST

YOUR PRAYER REQUESTS ON

OUR Facebook PAGE.

WE HAVE A TEAM OF

FAITH-FILLED PEOPLE WHO

WOULD LOVE TO PRAY WITH

YOU AND STAND WITH YOU AND

BELIEVE FOR A MIRACLE.

ANDREW?

Andrew: THANK YOU,

JESSICA.

STILL AHEAD, YOU DON'T

NEED TO GET ON A PLANE TO

TAKE CARE OF THE POOR

AROUND THE WORLD.

WE'LL SHOW YOU HOW OUR

VIEWERS ARE DOING JUST

THAT RIGHT FROM THEIR OWN

HOME.

THAT'S NEXT.

STAY WITH US.

Andrew: IN EASTERN

AFRICA, MEN OF THE MASI

TRIBE ARE RAISED TO BE

WARRIORS.

THEY SPEND A LOT OF TIME

AWAY FROM HOME.

THEIR WIVES AND CHILDREN

ARE OFTEN LEFT BEHIND TO

FEND FOR THEMSELVES.

IN ONE KENYAN VILLAGE, THE

FAMILIES WENT WITHOUT

BASIC NECESSITIES, LIKE

FOOD AND WATER.

Reporter: IN THE

FOOTHILLS OF

MT. KILIMANJARO, WHERE THE

MESI LIVE, "OPERATION

BLESSING" OWNERS 50 ACRES

OF LAND.

IT IS A POOR AREA, WHERE

MANY PEOPLE HAVE NO

EDUCATION AT ALL.

SO THE FIRST THING WE DID

WAS BUILD A SCHOOL.

I NEVER THOUGHT MY

CHILDREN WOULD GET AN

EDUCATION.

NOW THAT "OPERATION

BLESSING" HAS BUILT A

SCHOOL HERE, I CAN WALK MY

CHILDREN TO SCHOOL.

THIS IS A GREAT BLESSING.

GOD HAS REMEMBERED US.

Reporter: UNTIL NOW,

THE CLOSEST SCHOOL WAS

MORE THAN FIVE MILES AWAY.

THIS AREA, WHERE DOZENS OF

MESI FAMILIES LIVES, IS

RIGHT BETWEEN TWO MAJOR

GAME PARKS, AND IT IS A

HIGH TRAGIC ZONE FOR

ELEPHANTS.

THE MESI I TALKED TO SAID

THE ELEPHANTS DON'T USUAL

MESS WITH ADULTS, BUT THEY

HAVE ATTACKED CHILDREN.

AND THE MESI HAVE TO WORK

LONG HOURS, AND THEY CAN'T

TAKE THE TIME TO WALK

THEIR CHILDREN TO AND FROM

SCHOOL, WHICH IS 20 MILES

AWAY.

SO THIS SCHOOL REPRESENTS

THE ONLY CHANCE THESE KIDS

HAVE OF GETTING AN

EDUCATION.

AS SOON AS WE OPENED THE

SCHOOL, FAMILIES SIGNED UP

MORE THAN 60 CHILDREN.

THEY LOVED GOING TO SCHOOL

HERE.

BUT IT DIDN'T TAKE THE

TEACHERS LONG TO REALIZE

NO ONE WAS BRINGING

ANYTHING TO EAT FOR LUNCH.

THEY FOUND OUT FAMILIES

DIDN'T HAVE ANY FOOD TO

SEND WITH THEIR KIDS.

SO WE'RE GIVING THE KIDS

FREE LUNCHES AND TAKING

FOOD TO THE MOST NEEDY

FAMILIES.

THE FAMILIES HERE ARE SO

GRATEFUL FOR THE HELP OF

"OPERATION BLESSING," THAT

WHILE WE'RE SERVING LUNCH

TO THE CHILDREN, THE

PARENTS CAME OUT TO SING A

TRADITIONAL SONG FOR US IN

MESI, AND IT TRANSLATES

"AS WE DIDN'T EXPECT IT,

BUT A BLESSING HAS COME TO

US."

FAMILIES ARE NOW FARMING A

LARGE PORTION OF

"OPERATION BLESSING'S"

LAND SO THEY ALWAYS HAVE

SOMETHING TO EAT.

THIS IS A DRY PART OF

AFRICA, WHERE THE PLANTS

AND THE PEOPLE NEED WATER

DESPERATELY.

AND SO WE ALSO DUG A DEEP

WELL HERE.

AND WE STILL HAVE ENOUGH

LAND FOR JOB-TRAINING

CENTERS, SCHOOL EXPANSION,

OR MORE FARMING.

*

Reporter: AS WE KEEP

WORKING, "OPERATION

BLESSING" WILL CONTINUE TO

GIVE HOPE TO THE MESI IN

THIS ISOLATED PART OF

KENYA.

Through Translator:

THIS IS WHERE I WAS BORN.

I'VE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING

LIKE THIS HERE.

IT IS LIKE A MIRACLE

COMING INTO A PLACE WHERE

THERE WAS NOTHING.

WE ARE PRAYING AND

THANKING THE LORD FOR WHAT

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS

DOING IN THIS VILLAGE.

Andrew: IT IS

REMARKABLE WHAT WE CAN DO

WHEN PEOPLE PARTNER

TOGETHER.

I'VE BEEN A CBN PARTNER

FOR MANY YEARS NOW.

AND IT IS SO GRATIFYING

AND WONDERFUL FOR ME TO

SEE WHERE MY GIFTS ARE

GOING.

A LOT OF PARENTS IN

AMERICA TAKE SCHOOL FOR

GRANTED FOR THEIR

CHILDREN.

SCHOOL IS COMING UP SOON,

AND WE KIND OF GET EXCITED

AND MAYBE A LITTLE SAD

THAT SCHOOL IS ABOUT TO

START.

BUT IN SO MANY PLACES,

THERE IS NO EDUCATION FOR

CHILDREN.

THANKS TO YOU, WE'RE

MAKING EDUCATION POSSIBLE.

AND WE'RE TAKING IT

ANOTHER STEP AND WE'RE

ABLE TO GIVE CHILDREN

FOOD, AND WE'RE DIGGING

WELLS, AND CREATING

FARMLAND FOR AN ENTIRE

VILLAGE AND COMMUNITY.

THIS IS A RADICAL

TRANSFORMATION, NOT JUST

FOR ONE CHILD OR ONE

FAMILY, BUT FOR AN ENTIRE

VILLAGE.

IT IS SO EASY TO PARTNER

WITH US AND PARTNER WITH

OTHER VIEWERS AND PEOPLE

WATCHING "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE," TO MAKE A

TREMENDOUS DIFFERENCE.

YOU CAN DO THAT BY GIVING

US A CALL AT

1-888-777-1999.

OR LOG ON TO

700clubinteractive.com..

JUST $20 A MONTH IS A "700

CLUB" MEMBER, AND IT MAKES

A TREMENDOUS DIFFERENCE

AROUND THE WORLD.

WE WANT TO LEAVE YOU TODAY

WITH THIS VERSE FROM 1

THESSALONIANS 15: "SEE

THAT NO ONE PAYS BACK EVIL

FOR EVIL.

BUT ALWAYS TRY TO DO GOOD

TO EACH OTHER AND TO ALL

PEOPLE."

AND WE ENCOURAGE YOU, AS

JESSICA SAID EARLIER, IF

YOU NEED PRAYER, NEVER

HESITATE TO CALL US.

IT IS 1-888-777-1999.

NO MATTER WHAT YOUR NEED

IS, WHATEVER YOU ARE

STRUGGLING WITH, THERE IS

SOMEONE ON THE OTHER END

OF THAT LINE WHO HAS

LIKELY BEEN THROUGH IT AND

COME OUT ON THE OTHER

SIDE.

FOR JESSICA, I'M ANDREW

KNOX, AND WE SEE YOU NEXT

TIME ON "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

BYE-BYE.

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