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The 700 Club - September 17, 2015

Hear the true story which inspired the upcoming movie Captive, and learn how Ashley Smith survived being held hostage for seven hours by a wanted fugitive. Also, Amy was desperate to numb the pain of her broken heart after her parents divorced. Read Transcript


FOR A MURDERER.

THE SUSPECT IS AT LARGE

RIGHT NOW.

Wendy: AND RIGHT AT

THIS WOMAN'S DOORSTEP.

I STARTED SCREAMING AT

THE TOP OF MY LUNGS.

Wendy: HEAR THE TRUE

STORY BEHIND THE NEW MOVIE

"CAPTIVE."

I KNEW IF I WANTED TO

MAKE IT OUT ALIVE, I

BETTER DO WHAT HE SAYS.

Wendy: AND MEET THE

REAL ASHLEY SMITH.

ON TODAY'S "THE 700 CLUB."

GOD SAID, OKAY, HERE IS

YOUR CHOICE.

*

Gordon: WELL, WELCOME

TO "THE 700 CLUB."

THE SECOND REPUBLICAN

PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE --

IT'S IN THE BOOKS, BUT,

FRANKLY, IT SEEMED LIKE A

JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL MIX OF

ANGRY EXCHANGES BETWEEN

THE CANDIDATES.

AND OCCASIONALLY THEY

WOULD ACTUALLY TALK ABOUT

POLICY.

BUT IT DID CREATE SOME

UNFORGETTABLE MOMENTS.

Terry: SOME OF THE

CANDIDATES TOOK AIM AT

DONALD TRUMP, WHILE OTHERS

TOOK ON PLANNED

PARENTHOOD, RELIGIOUS

LIBERTY, TERRORISM AND

OTHER STORIES.

DAVID BRODY BRINGS US THE

STORY.

David: COMING IN,

THE BULL'S EYE WAS

SQUARELY ON FRONT-RUNNER

DONALD TRUMP.

HIS STYLE IS RUBBING SOME

OF HIS FELLOW REPUBLICANS

THE WRONG WAY AND IT

SHOWED QUICKLY.

I THINK HIS VISCERAL

RESPONSE TO ATTACK PEOPLE

ON THEIR APPEARANCE,

SHORT, TALL, FAT, UGLY --

MY GOODNESS, THAT HAPPENED

IN JUNIOR HIGH.

ARE WE NOT WAY ABOVE THAT.

I NEVER ATTACKED HIM ON

HIS LOOKS, AND, BELIEVE

ME, THERE IS PLENTY OF

SUBJECT MATTER RIGHT

THERE.

THAT I CAN TELL YOU.

David: AND THAT

EVENTUALLY LED TO THE

MOMENT PEOPLE WANTED:

CARLY FIORINA FACE TO FACE

WITH TRUMP FOR THE FIRST

TIME SINCE HE MADE A

CRITICAL COMMENT,

WONDERING IF AN WOULD VOTE

FOR THAT FACE.

HE SAYS HE MEANT HER

PERSONA, BUT SHE

CHALLENGED HIM.

I THINK WOMEN ALL OVER

THIS COUNTRY HEARD VERY

CLEARLY WHAT MR. TRUMP

SAID.

David: TRUMP TRIED

TO PLAY NICE.

I THINK SHE HAS A

BEAUTIFUL FACE AND I THINK

SHE IS A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN.

David: BUT PLAY TIME

TURNED MEAN WHEN THEY

DISCUSSED FIORINA'S PAST

C.E.O. EXPERIENCE THAT

ENDED WITH LAYOFFS AND HER

OUT OF A JOB.

I ONLY SAY THIS, SHE

CAN'T RUN ANY OF MY

COMPANIES.

THAT I CAN TELL YOU.

POLITICIANS HAVE RUN UP

MOUNTAINS OF DEBT USING

OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY.

THAT'S HOW YOU RAN YOUR

CASINOS, YOU RAN UP

MOUNTAINS OF DEBT USING

OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY.

YOU'RE BOTH SUCCESSFUL

PEOPLE.

CONGRATULATIONS.

YOU KNOW WHO IS NOT

SUCCESSFUL?

THE MIDDLE CLASS IN THIS

COUNTRY WHO ARE GETTING

PLOWED OVER BY BARACK

OBAMA AND HILLARY CLINTON.

LET'S STOP THIS CHILDISH

BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN YOU

TWO.

David: BUT THAT IS

TRUMP's STYLE.

AND HE SHOWED IT BY GOING

AFTER GEORGE BUSH.

YOUR BROTHER AND YOUR

BROTHER'S ADMINISTRATION

GAVE US BARACK OBAMA, AND

IT WAS SUCH A DISASTER

ABRAHAM LINCOLN COULDN'T

HAVE SAVED IT.

ONE THING ABOUT MY

BROTHER, HE KEPT AMERICA

SAFE.

David: AND BEN

CARSON IS A STRONG SECOND

IN THE POLL.

THE PUNDITS FORGOT

ABOUT ONE THING, AND THAT

IS A PEOPLE AND THEY ARE

IN CHARGE.

I'M THE ONLY PERSON ON

THIS STAGE AND ONE OF THE

FEW PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY

THAT LED THE EFFORT AS THE

CHIEF'S ARCHITECT THE LAST

TIME WE BALANCED THE

FEDERAL BUDGET.

David: MIKE HUCKABEE

HAD RELIGIOUS LIBERTY ON

HIS MIND AND THE DOUBLE

STANDARD FOR CHRISTIANS.

WE MADE ACCOMMODATION

TO THE FORT HOOD SHOOTER

TO LET HIM GROW A BEARD.

YOU'RE TELLING ME YOU

CAN'T MAKE AN

ACCOMMODATION FOR A CLERK

FROM ROWAN COUNTY,

KENTUCKY.

David: A LIGHTER

MOMENT CAME TOWARDS THE

END WHEN THE CANDIDATES

WERE ASKED WHAT THEY WOULD

LIKE TO BE CALLED BY THE

SECRET SERVICE BY THE

PRESIDENT.

BUSH, WHO HAS BEEN ACCUSED

OF HAVING LOW ENERGY, AND

TRUMP, WERE READY.

EVER READY, IT IS VERY

HIGH ENERGY, DONALD.

[APPLAUSE]

MR. TRUMP?

HUMBLE.

[LAUGHTER]

David: THE NEXT

G.O.P. PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE

WILL BE OVER A MONTH FROM

NOW, IN LATE OCTOBER IN

COLORADO.

WHEN WE HIT THAT DEBATE,

WE'RE GOING TO BE FULL

INTO FALL.

SO THEN THE QUESTION

BECOMES: WILL THE SUMMER

OF TRUMP BECOME THE FALL

OF TRUMP, OR WILL IT

BECOME THE FALL OF DONALD

TRUMP?

DAVID BRODY, CBN NEWS, IN

SIMI VALLEY, CALIFORNIA.

Gordon: YOU SUFFERED

THROUGH THAT THREE-HOUR

MARATHON.

DID YOU THINK ANYONE CAME

OUT BETTER AS A RESULT?

Terry: I DON'T

KNOW -- I THINK CARLY

FIORINA SCORED HIGHLY.

I THINK SHE PRESENTED

HERSELF REALLY WELL, HAD

HER FACTS DOWN.

AND AS SOMEONE WHO IS, TO

SOME PEOPLE, FAIRLY

UNKNOWN, AT LEAST AS AN

INDIVIDUAL PERSON, I THINK

THAT WAS A BIG SCORE FOR

HER.

I THOUGHT IT WAS MORE

ABOUT WHO DIDN'T COME OFF

WELL THAN WHO DID.

YOU HEARD THEM ALL.

I JUST CAN'T IMAGINE WHAT

THE NEXT DEBATE IS GOING

TO COVER, EXCEPT MAYBE WE

WOULD GET SOME DETAILS ON

SOME OF THE PROGRAMS AND

PLANS PEOPLE HAVE.

Gordon: I WOULD HOPE

THAT THE PARTY WOULD TAKE

IT TO A LEVEL TO SAY, CAN

WE HAVE A TRUE DEBATE.

IN THIS ONE, I FOUND

MYSELF MISSING MEGYN KELLY

BECAUSE IT SEEMED LIKE THE

QUESTIONS WERE

INTENTIONALLY GEARED TO

GET THE CANDIDATES INTO

THIS SPATS.

SPARRING IS PROBABLY TOO

GENERAL A TERM.

THIS WENT BACK TO

CHILDISH.

AND I THINK THE QUESTIONS

WERE ENGINEERED TO

GENERATE, TO PRODUCE, THAT

KIND OF THING.

AND THEY KEPT COMING BACK

AT IT.

SO THE QUESTION WOULD GOAD

PEOPLE INTO THESE

COMMENTS, AND THEN THE

RESULT OF THE INTERCHANGE

JUST MADE -- IT REALLY

DIMINISHED THE CONCEPT OF

THE DEBATE.

Terry: YOU WOULDN'T

MIND LISTENING IF YOU FELT

THERE WERE DETAILS BEING

GIVEN THAT WERE GOING TO

CAUSE YOU TO BE MORE

WELL-INFORMED BY THE END

OF IT.

WE'VE ALREADY HEARD ABOUT

EVERYBODY'S PAST LITANY OF

THEIR ACCOMPLISHMENTS.

IT'S LIKE LET'S TALK ABOUT

TODAY'S PROBLEMS AND GET

ON WITH SOMETHING THAT

MATTERS.

Gordon: THAT GOT

THERE, BUT YOU HAD TO SIFT

THROUGH A WHOLE LOT TO GET

TO IT.

> IN OTHER NEWS, AN

EXTREMELY POWERFUL

EARTHQUAKE HIT THE

SOUTHERN AMERICAN COUNTRY

OF CHILE LATE WEDNESDAY

NIGHT.

WENDY GRIFFITH HAS THAT

STORY.

Wendy: THE QUAKE IN

NORTHERN CHILE WAS SO

INTENSE, ONE MAN SAID,

INUI, "ITHOUGHT IT WAS THE END OF

THE WORLD AND WE WERE

GOING TO DIE."

IT ALSO LED TO A TSUNAMI

ADVISORY FOR PARTS OF

CALIFORNIA AND HAWAII.

Efrem: THE 8.3

MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE

STRUCK JUST OFF THE COAST

OF NORTHERN CHILE, BUT THE

TREMOR WAS SO STRONG

PEOPLE ON THE OTHER SIDE

OF THE CONTINENT COULD

FEEL IT.

TRAFFIC CAMERAS SHOWED THE

POWER OF THE QUAKE, WHICH

WAS FOLLOWED BY FOUR

AFTERSHOCKS ABOVE A

MAGNITUDE OF 6.

PEOPLE ORDERED PEOPLE TO

EVACUATE LOW-LYING AREAS

ALL ALONG CHILE'S PACIFIC

COAST.

ONE MILLION RESIDENTS FLED

THEIR HOMES.

AUTHORITIES SAY THE

STREETS OF SOME COASTAL

TOWNS HAVE FLOODED.

THE WATER WAS ALREADY

COMING, BUT IT WASN'T A

WAVE.

IT WAS LIKE A HIGH TIDE

WITH FORCE.

Efrem: THE PRESIDENT

OF CHILE ASKED PEOPLE WHO

EVACUATED TO STAY ON HIGH

GROUND.

WE ARE MONITORING THE

SITUATION ON THE COAST IN

VARIOUS WAYS, INCLUDING

THROUGH THE ARMED FORCES.

THERE ARE PLANES AND

HELICOPTERS TO DETERMINE

THE EXACT EXTENT OF THE

DAMAGE.

Efrem: THE QUAKE

RAISED FEARS IN HAWAII AND

CALIFORNIA.

AUTHORITIES ISSUED A

TSUNAMI ADVISORY AND

WARNED OF DANGEROUS

CURRENTS.

EFREM GRAHAM, CBN NEWS.

Wendy: THANKS, EFREM.

> PRESIDENT OBAMA AND

ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER

BENJAMIN NETANYAHU WILL

MEET AT THE WHITE HOUSE ON

NOVEMBER 9th TO TOUC

ABOUTALKABOUT THE NUCLEAR DEAL

WITH IRAN.

POLITICIANS OPPOSED THE

DEAL BECAUSE THEY BELIEVED

IT COULD ALLOW IRAN TO

DEVELOP NUCLEAR WEAPONS.

> THE IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL

AND ISRAELI WAR WITH HAMAS

AND THE RISE OF ISIS --

ALL OF THESE WORLD

WORLD-ALTERING EVENTS HAVE

TAKEN PLACE.

THAT'S WHEN THE FIRST OF

FOUR BLOOD MOONS APPEARED

IN THE SKY.

WE'RE NOW APPROACHING THE

LAST OF THE BLOOD MOONS,

AND SOME BELIEVE IT COULD

BE A SIGNAL THAT GOD IS

GETTING READY TO MOVE ON

THE WORLD STAGE.

Erick: IT IS CALLED A

TETRAD, FOUR LUNAR

ECLIPSES APPEARING IN

CLOSE SUCCESSION.

THEY HAVE BEEN A RARE

OCCURRENCE THROUGHOUT

HISTORY.

AND WE'RE IN THE MIDST OF

ONE.

IT BEGAN IN APRIL 2014 ON

THE JEWISH HOLIDAY OF PASS

OVER WHEN THE FIRST BLOOD

MOON APPEARED.

SOON WE'LL SEE THE FINAL

BLOOD MOON.

IT COMES AS A NUCLEAR DEAL

WITH THE IRANIAN REGIME IS

BEING FINALIZED, A DEAL

THAT COULD LEAD TO A

MIDDLE EAST WAR.

TODAY AMERICA TURNS ITS

BACK ON ISRAEL WILL BE THE

DAY GOD TURNS HIS BACK ON

AMERICA.

AND THE DAY WE VALIDATE

THIS IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL

ASSIGNED, SEALED, AND

DELIVERED, WILL BE THE DAY

WE STICK OUR FINGER IN THE

EYE OF GOD.

Erick: PASTOR JOHN

HAGGI IS THE AUTHOR OF THE

BOOK "FOUR BLOOD MOONS."

HE BELIEVES THE CURRENT

TETRAD OF BLOOD MOONS IS A

SIGN FROM GOD TO THE WORLD

THAT SOMETHING MAJOR IS

ABOUT TO HAPPEN INVOLVING

ISRAEL, WITH IRAN'S DRIVE

TOWARDS A NUCLEAR WEAPON

BEING A POSSIBLE TRIGGER.

PRESIDENT OBAMA SAYS

THIS IRAN DEAL WILL

PREVENT WAR, BUT DO YOU

THINK IT MIGHT BE DOING

THE OPPOSITE?

WHAT THE UNITED STATES

OF AMERICA HAS DONE IN THE

IRAN AGREEMENT IS TO

GUARANTEE WAR.

IRAN HAS BEEN SAYING FOR

YEARS, WE'RE GOING TO WIPE

ISRAEL OFF THE MAP.

THEY HAVE THE WILL TO DO

IT.

NOW THAT THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION HAS PAVED

THE WAY FOR THEM TO GET A

NUCLEAR WEAPON, THEY'VE

GIVEN IRAN THE POWER TO DO

IT.

Erick: HAGGI NOTES

THAT THE THREE PREVIOUS

TETRADS OF BLOOD MOONS

HAVE COINCIDED WITH MAJOR

EVENTS FOR ISRAEL AND THE

JEWISH PEOPLE.

IN 1492, THE JEWS WERE

EXPELLED FROM SPAIN AND

COLUMBUS DISCOVERED

AMERICA, WHICH WOULD

AMERICA, WHICH WOULD

BECOME A SAFE HAVEN FOR

AMERICA, WHICH WOULD

AMERICA, WHICH WOULD

THE JEWISH PEOPLE.

AMERICA, WHICH WOULD

AMERICA, WHICH WOULD

IN 1948, ISRAEL WAS REBORN

AMERICA, WHICH WOULD

AMERICA, WHICH WOULD

AS A NATION.

AMERICA, WHICH WOULD

AMERICA, WHICH WOULD

AND IN 1967, ISRAEL

AMERICA, WHICH WOULD

AMERICA, WHICH WOULD

RECAPTURED JERUSALEM

AMERICA, WHICH WOULD

AMERICA, WHICH WOULD

DURING THE SIX-DAY WAR.

AMERICA, WHICH WOULD

AMERICA, WHICH WOULD

BLOOD MOONS ARE MENTIONED

AMERICA, WHICH WOULD

AMERICA, WHICH WOULD

IN SCRIPTURE, INCLUDING IN

AMERICA, WHICH WOULD

AMERICA, WHICH WOULD

THE BOOK OF JOEL, THE BOOK

AMERICA, WHICH WOULD

AMERICA, WHICH WOULD

OF REVELATION, AND THE

AMERICA, WHICH WOULD

AMERICA, WHICH WOULD

BOOK OF ACTS.

AMERICA, WHICH WOULD

AMERICA, WHICH WOULD

THE PROPHET JOEL WRITES

AMERICA, WHICH WOULD

AMERICA, WHICH WOULD

THE WORDS: "AND I, THE

AMERICA, WHICH WOULD

AMERICA, WHICH WOULD

LORD, WILL CAUSE THE SUN

AMERICA, WHICH WOULD

AMERICA, WHICH WOULD

NOT TO GIVE ITS LIGHT."

AMERICA, WHICH WOULD

AMERICA, WHICH WOULD

THAT'S A SOLAR ELLIPSE.

AMERICA, WHICH WOULD

AMERICA, WHICH WOULD

"AND THE MOON SHALL TURN

AMERICA, WHICH WOULD

AMERICA, WHICH WOULD

TO BLOOD BEFORE THE GREAT

AMERICA, WHICH WOULD

AMERICA, WHICH WOULD

AND NOTABLE DAY OF THE

AMERICA, WHICH WOULD

AMERICA, WHICH WOULD

LORD."

AMERICA, WHICH WOULD

GOD IS USING THE SUN,

MOON, AND STARS TO SEND

SIGNALS TO MANKIND.

GOD USED THE STARS TO

CAUSE THE MAGI TO FIND

JESUS CHRIST.

JOSHUA, WHEN THEY WERE IN

IN BATTLE OF THE FIVE

KINGS, COMMANDED THE SUN

AND THE MOON TO STAND

STILL FOR ALMOST A DAY.

Erick: HAGGI BELIEVES

THE CURRENT BLOOD MOONS

COMING WHILE ISRAEL'S

ENEMIES ARE ON THE MARCH

IS NO COINCIDENCE.

THE EVIDENCE IS CLEAR

THAT GOD CONTROLS THE SUN,

THE MOON, AND THE STARS,

AND GOD IS SENDING US A

SIGNAL THROUGH THE SUN,

THE MOON AND THE STARS.

THE QUESTION IS: ARE WE

LISTENING?

Erick: ERICK

STAKELBECK, CBN NEWS.

Wendy: GORDON, THE

FOURTH BLOOD MOON WILL BE

O OON SEPTEMBER 28th.

THAT'S QUICKLY

APPROACHING.

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THIS?

Gordon: MY THOUGHT IS

WE SHOULD PAY ATTENTION TO

THE CURRENT FESTIVAL.

LEADING UP TO YOM KIPPUR,

THE DAY OF ATONEMENT.

AND IN THAT, THE JEWISH

PEOPLE, AND I WOULD SAY

ALL BELIEVERS EVERYWHERE,

NEED TO FOLLOW THIS.

WE EXAMINE OURSELVES.

WE SPEND TIME LIVING IN

TABERNACLES, UNDERSTANDING

THAT OUR TIME HERE ON

EARTH IS VERY SHORT.

WE ARE JUST SOJOURNERS

HERE.

AND ARE WE READY TO MEET

HIM?

AND THE PRAYER THAT IS

PRAYED EVERY YOM KIPPUR, I

ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO DO

THAT INVENTORY.

ARE YOU RIGHT WITH GOD?

ARE YOU LIVING IN

ACCORDANCE WITH HIS

PRECEPS?

ARE YOU DOING THINGS FROM

THE HEART THAT ARE AN

ABOMINATION TO HIM?

AND IF YOU ARE, TURN FROM

THAT AND TURN TO HIM.

THIS IS A WAKEUP CALL FOR

ALL OF US, TO SAY, ARE WE

RIGHT WITH GOD?

ARE WE READY FOR HIS

RETURN?

AND IF WE ARE, THEN LET'S

LOOK TO THE HEAVENS.

THAT'S WHAT JESUS SAID,

WHEN YOU SEE THESE VARIOUS

SIGNS, LOOK TO THE HEAVENS

FOR YOUR REDEMPTION DRAWS

NOT.

TERRY?

Terry: UP NEXT, MEET

THE GOUDA NUNS.

13 SISTERS WHO MAKE 20,000

POUNDS OF CHEESE.

FIND OUT WHAT SECRET

INGREDIENT MAKES THEIR

PRODUCT A SELL-OUT, AFTER

THISCTHIS

Gordon: IT'S A

BUSINESS MODEL YOU WON'T

SEE ANYWHERE ELSE, 13 NUNS

WHO MAKE CHEESE, AND THEY

SELL OUT EVERY YEAR.

SO WHAT'S THEIR SECRET

INGREDIENT?

HEATHER SELLS TRAVELLED TO

THEIR MONASTERY IN

VIRGINIA TO FIND OUT.

Heather: THIS IS THE

HEART OF THIS CLOYSTER NUN

COMMUNITY, GATHERING FOR

WORSHIP AND PRAYER SEVEN

TIMES A DAY, STARTING AT

3:15 IN THE MORNING.

AND THIS IS THE CHEESE

BARN, WHERE THE 13 SISTERS

AT "OUR LADY OF THE

ANGELS," MAKE 20,000

POUNDS OF GOUDA EVERY

YEAR.

MOST OF THEIR QUARTER

MILLION DOLLAR BUSINESS IS

MAIL ORDER, ALTHOUGH SOME

LOCAL SHOPS DRIVE OUT

MONTHLY FOR THE CHEESE

THEIR COSTUMERS CRAVE.

THE FLAVOR IS GREAT.

IT IS ON THE MILD END, BUT

IN DELICIOUS.

YOU CAN USE IT FOR COOKING

OR YOU CAN JUST NOSH IT

WITH OLIVES AND BREAD.

Heather: WHEN THEY

STARTED, THE NUNS KNEW

LITERALLY NOTHING ABOUT

CHEESE.

TODAY THEY CAN'T KEEP UP.

IT SORT OF SELLS

ITSELF.

PEOPLE GET IT AS A GIFT

AND THEY CALL AND SAY, CAN

I ORDER SOME OF THIS

CHEESE.

Heather: SISTER

BARBARA IS ONE OF THE

ORIGINAL SIX, WHO WAS SENT

FROM MASSACHUSETTS TO

START ANEW ON THIS PIECE

OF LAND IN VIRGINIA.

THEY BUILT A LIFE BASED ON

THEY BUILT A LIFE BASED ON

PRAYER, AND ENGAGE IN

THEY BUILT A LIFE BASED ON

THEY BUILT A LIFE BASED ON

MANUAL LABOR TO SUPPORT

THEY BUILT A LIFE BASED ON

THEY BUILT A LIFE BASED ON

THEMSELVES.

THEY BUILT A LIFE BASED ON

THEY BUILT A LIFE BASED ON

HAPPILY FOR THE SISTERS,

THEY BUILT A LIFE BASED ON

THEY BUILT A LIFE BASED ON

THE PROPERTY THEY BOUGHT

THEY BUILT A LIFE BASED ON

THEY BUILT A LIFE BASED ON

ALREADY FEATURED A

THEY BUILT A LIFE BASED ON

THEY BUILT A LIFE BASED ON

CHEESE-MAKING FACILITY.

THEY BUILT A LIFE BASED ON

THEY BUILT A LIFE BASED ON

WE WERE SO NAIVE.

THEY BUILT A LIFE BASED ON

THEY BUILT A LIFE BASED ON

WE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE SO

THEY BUILT A LIFE BASED ON

THEY BUILT A LIFE BASED ON

SIMPLE.

THEY BUILT A LIFE BASED ON

THEY BUILT A LIFE BASED ON

YOU JUST GET SOME MILK AND

THEY BUILT A LIFE BASED ON

THEY BUILT A LIFE BASED ON

A FEW LESSONS AND JUST

THEY BUILT A LIFE BASED ON

THEY BUILT A LIFE BASED ON

MAKE SOME CHEESE.

THEY BUILT A LIFE BASED ON

THEY BUILT A LIFE BASED ON

Heather: BUT THE

THEY BUILT A LIFE BASED ON

THEY BUILT A LIFE BASED ON

SISTERS PERSEVERED, AND

THEY BUILT A LIFE BASED ON

THEY BUILT A LIFE BASED ON

THEY GOT IT RIGHT, REALLY

THEY BUILT A LIFE BASED ON

THEY BUILT A LIFE BASED ON

RIGHT.

THEY BUILT A LIFE BASED ON

THEY BUILT A LIFE BASED ON

THEY HAVE 32 DAYS A YEAR

THEY BUILT A LIFE BASED ON

THEY BUILT A LIFE BASED ON

TO MAKE THE GOUDA, AND

THEY BUILT A LIFE BASED ON

THEY BUILT A LIFE BASED ON

EVERYONE PITCHES IN.

THEY BUILT A LIFE BASED ON

THEY BUILT A LIFE BASED ON

SISTER MARIA IS THE

THEY BUILT A LIFE BASED ON

THEY BUILT A LIFE BASED ON

DESIGNATED CHEESE COOK.

THEY BUILT A LIFE BASED ON

THEY BUILT A LIFE BASED ON

THE 35-YEAR-OLD FROM SPAIN

THE 35-YEAR-OLD FROM SPAIN

MUST MANIPULATE SOME 6,000

POUNDS OF PASTURIZED MILK

WITH A LITTLE CULTURE, AND

RENT IT INTO SEVERAL

HUNDRED WHEELS OF CHEESE.

IT LOOKS EASY, BUT LIKE

ANY GOOD RECIPE, IT IS ALL

ABOUT PRECISION.

GETTING THE CORRECT

TEMPERATURE, CUTTING THE

CURDS AT JUST THE RIGHT

MOMENT, THEN DRAINING AWAY

AND THEN FINALLY PRESSING

THE CHEESE.

OVER THE YEARS, THE

SISTERS HAVE NOT ONLY

PERFECTED THEIR TECHNIQUE,

THEY HAVE NEVER BUNGLED A

BATCH.

THAT IS ALMOST UNHEARD OF.

SISTER LINDA IS SIDELINED

FROM THE CHEESE-MAKING

WITH AN INJURY RIGHT NOW,

BUT SAYS HIS FELLOW

SISTERS' ATTENTION TO

DETAIL IS KEY.

A BIG PART OF IT HAS

BEEN THEIR OPENNESS TO

LEARNING AND THEIR

ABSOLUTE DEDICATION TO

DOING IT BETTER.

Heather: THE SISTERS

SAY PRAYER IS ALSO A BIG

PART OF THEIR WORK, FROM

MAKING THE CHEESE TO

SHIPPING IT OUT.

WHILE I'M DOING IT, I'M

PRAYING FOR THE PEOPLE WHO

ARE GOING TO EAT THAT

CHEESE.

I KNOW EVERY FAMILY, EVERY

PERSON, HAS PROBLEMS.

FOR EVERY FIVE CHEESE

ORDERS THAT COME IN THE

MAIL, AT LEAST ONE WILL

HAVE A REQUEST FOR

PRAYERS.

Heather: PRAYER IS

ALSO THE REASON THE NUNS

SAY THEY WON'T GROW THEIR

BUSINESS.

PEOPLE WILL COME IN AND

SAY YOU SOLD OUT LAST

YEAR, SO YOU'RE GOING TO

MAKE MORE THIS YEAR,

AREN'T YOU?

THE PRIORITY IS NOT THE

CHEESE.

Heather: WHAT IS

HAPPENING HERE IS A

SEEKING AFTER THE LORD

THAT IS VISIBLY

DISCERNABLE.

THE NUNS ARE SO KIND

AND SLOW AND MELLOW, IT

SLOWS YOU DOWN A BIT.

PEOPLE ALWAYS WANT TO

KNOW A LITTLE ABOUT OUR

WAY OF LIFE.

SO WE TELL THEM, AND THEN

WE ASK THEM IF THEY WOULD

LIKE TO STOP IN THE CHAPEL

FOR A MOMENT.

Heather: WHEN THEY'RE

NOT IN THE CHAPEL OR

MAKING THE CHEESE, THE

NUNS DO ADMIT TO EATING IT

OFTEN.

AND THERE IS A PREFERRED

METHOD.

MY FAVORITE WAY TO HAVE

IT IS ON A PIECE OF TOAST

FOR BREAKFAST.

IF YOU TOAST THE PIECE OF

BREAD, AND PUT A COUPLE OF

THIN SLICES OF CHEESE ON,

AND PUT IT IN THE

MICROWAVE FOR 25 SECONDS.

Heather: SO WHAT IS

NEXT FOR THE SISTERS.

NO CHEDDAR.

IT IS STRICTLY GOUDA.

AS FOR THEIR NUMBERS, IT

IS CLEAR A NEW GENERATION

IS NEEDED SOME TIME SOON.

BUT THESE WOMEN BELIEVE IF

THEY REMAIN TRUE TO THEIR

CALLING, GOD WILL

REPLENISH THEIR RANKS IN

HIS TIME.

WE ARE HERE TOGETHER

BECAUSE GOD CALLED US

HERE.

ONE WAY OR ANOTHER, WE ALL

FOLLOWED WHAT WE PERCEIVED

TO BE GOD'S CALL TO US

INDIVIDUALLY.

WE NEVER KNEW EACH OTHER

BEFORE.

SO IT'S NOT A COINCIDENCE,

BUT PART OF A LARGER PLAN

THAT REMAINS A MYSTERY.

Heather: IT IS A

BEAUTIFUL, HOLY MYSTERY

THAT IS UNFOLDING HERE AS

THE SISTERS SEEK OUT GOD

AND FIND WAYS TO MYSTERY

THROUGH SIMPLE TWO-POUND

WHEELS OF CHEESE.

REPORTING IN CROZET,

VIRGINIA, HEATHER SELLS,

CBN NEWS.

Gordon: WELL, WE'RE

GOING TO HAVE A

TASTE-TEST.

TERRY, FROM WISCONSIN, WHO

KNOWS HER CHEESE --

Terry: AN AVOWED

CHEESE HEAD.

Gordon: YOU'RE BEING

PRAYED OVER.

Terry: WOW.

Gordon: YOU LIKE?

Terry: WOW.

Gordon: THAT CAN GO

HOME WITH YOU.

Terry: I'LL TAKE IT.

WELL DONE, SISTERS.

IF YOU WANT TO BUY SOME

MORE HOLIDAY GIFT-GIVING,

GO TO OUR WEBSITE,

cbnnews.com, FOR MORE

INFORMATION.

IT IS CREAMY AND TASTE

FULL.

IT'S WONDERFUL.

I'LL GO TO THIS NEXT BREAK

WHILE YOU EAT AND THEN

I'LL EAT MORE.

Gordon: AND THEN

WE'LL EAT SOME MORE AND

THEN WE'LL EAT AGAIN.

Terry: UP NEXT, THE

TRUE STORY THAT INSPIRED

THE UPCOMING MOVIE

"CAPTIVE," ASHLEY SMITH

TELLS WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

TO HER AT THE MERCY OF A

COLD-BLOODED MURDERER.

HE WAS GOING TO TAKE ME

OUT AND STRANGLE ME.

I KNEW IF I WANTED TO MAKE

IT OUT OF THERE ALIVE, I

BETTER AT LEAST DO WHAT HE

SAYS.

Terry: WATCH HER

MIRACULOUS ESCAPE WHEN WE

COME BACK.

Terry: THIS WEEK

WE'VE BEEN CELEBRATING OUR

ANNUAL SEVEN DAYS A BLAZE.

YESTERDAY WE PRAYED FOR

ALL OF THE REQUESTS THAT

OR PARTNERS AND VIEWERS

HAVE SENT TO US.

AND JONATHAN CAHN WAS OUR

FEATURED SPEAKER.

TAKE A LOOK.

I GIVE YOU A WORD OF

ENCOURAGEMENT.

THE WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT

IS THIS: WHEN YOU'RE IN

GOD'S WILL AND ALL HELL IS

GOING AGAINST YOU, DON'T

BE DISCOURAGED.

BE ENCOURAGED BECAUSE

THERE IS SOMETHING BIG

COMING, SOMETHING GOOD

COMING.

PUSH ON AND BREAKTHROUGH,

AND IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN.

PUSH ON.

[APPLAUSE]

LET'S PRAY TOGETHER,

SHALL WE.

FATHER, THANK YOU YO THAT YOU

HEAR WHEN WE COME IN YOUR

RIGHTEOUS NAME.

THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU'RE

DOING IN THE LIVES OF

PEOPLE WHO HAVE CONTACTED

US.

AND WE JOIN IN COVENANT

WITH THEM TODAY.

Terry: I LOVE THESE

TIMES OF PRAYER.

IT REALLY HELPS US TO

FOCUS ON THE POWER AND THE

PRESENCE OF GOD AVAILABLE

TO ALL OF US.

""SEVEN DAYS ABLAZE"

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WE ALSO INVITE YOU TO JOIN

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THAT WILL BE AT 12:00 NOON

EASTERN TIME.

> RIGHT NOW WE HAVE AN

INCREDIBLE STORY FOR YOU.

IN MARCH 2005, BRIAN

NICKELS HELD ASHLEY SMITH

HOSTAGE IN HER APARTMENT

FOR SEVEN HOURS AFTER

SHOOTING FOUR PEOPLE IN

ATLANTA.

HER MIRACULOUS RELEASE

MADE HEADLINES WORLDWIDE.

AND NOW HER TRUE STORY HAS

BEEN MADE INTO A MOVIE

CALLED "CAPTIVE."

AND IN THIS INTERVIEW,

ASHLEY TELLS WHAT HAPPENED

THAT NIGHT IN AMAZING

TESTIMONY TO THE POWER OF

PRAYER.

WE'RE JUST RUNNING

AROUND AND THEY'RE SAYING,

GET OUT OF THE COURTHOUSE.

Reporter: THE SCENE

INSIDE THE COURTHOUSE WAS

CHAOTIC AND BLOODY.

A MAN ALLEGEDLY

OVERPOWERED A DEPUTY.

HE TOOK THE DEPUTY'S GUN

AND SHOT AND KILLED THE

JUDGE AND COURT REPORTER.

THE SUSPECT IS AT

LARGE.

HE IS IDENTIFIED AT BRIAN

NICHOLS.

Reporter: AS NEWS

SPREAD, RESIDENTS LOCKED

THEIR DOORS AND WAITED.

AT AROUND 2 a.m. IN

NORTHERN ATLANTA, ASHLEY

SMITH HAD JUST RETURNED TO

HER APARTMENT AFTER MAKING

A LATE-NIGHT RUN TO A

CONVENIENCE STORE.

IT WAS THEN SHE NOTICED A

SUSPICIOUS-LOOKING MAN

SITTING IN THIS CAR.

SHE FELT UNEASY, SO SHE

JUMPED OUT OF HER CAR AND

HURRIED TO HER APARTMENT.

SHE PUT THE KEY IN THE

LOCK, OPENED THE DOOR, AND

THE STRANGER WAS RIGHT

BEHIND HER.

I STARTED TO SCREAM AT

THE TOP OF MY LUNGS.

AND HE CAME UP TO ME, SHUT

UP, SHUT UP.

AND HE JUST POINTED THE

GUN AT ME.

SHUT UP.

DON'T SCREAM.

IF YOU DON'T SCREAM, I

WON'T HURT YOU.

SO I STOPPED SCREAMING,

AND HE PUSHED ME IN THE

HOUSE AND SHUT THE DOOR

AND LOCKED IT.

I KNEW I WAS GOING TO DIE.

I IMMEDIATELY SAID, GOD,

LOOK, HE CAN RAPE ME, DO

WHATEVER HE WANTS TO ME,

JUST LET ME WALK OUT OF

HERE ALIVE.

Reporter: INSIDE, HE

TOLD ASHLEY HE WAS BRIAN

NICHOLS, THE MAN POLICE

WERE LOOKING FOR.

HE HAD ALREADY KILLED

THREE PEOPLE TO MY

KNOWLEDGE AND HE WASN'T

GOING TO STOP.

I IMMEDIATELY STARTED

PRAYING SILENTLY TO GOD,

PLEASE GET ME OUT OF HERE.

I'VE BEEN THROUGH SO MANY

THINGS IN MY LIFE.

I WILL GET THROUGH

WHATEVER HAPPENS TO ME.

PLEASE DO NOT LET HIM KILL

ME.

Reporter: HI NICHOLS

MADE HER SIT IN THE

BATHROOM AND LEFT THE

ROOM.

HE CAME BACK WITH A ROLL

OF TAPE.

I THOUGHT, HE IS JUST

GOING TO STRANGLE ME.

HE IS GOING TO STRANGLE ME

WITH THE EXTENSION CORD OR

TAKE ME OUT, FIRST RAPE

ME, AND THEN STRANGLE ME.

THAT'S IT.

I KNEW IF I WANTED TO MAKE

IT OUT OF THERE ALIVE, I

BETTER DO WHAT HE SENT.

Reporter: FOR ASHLEY,

THAT MEANT OVERCOMING

YEARS OF ADDICTION TO

METH.

SHE COULDN'T MAKE A CLEAN

BREAK UNTIL NOW.

HE ASKED YOU FOR HAD SOME

POT.

GOD SAID, HERE IS YOUR

CHOICE.

YOU CAN SAY NO AND YOU CAN

LIVE ON DOING GREAT THINGS

I HAVE PLANNED FOR YOU.

OR YOU CAN LIVE THIS

MISERABLE LIFE YOU'VE BEEN

LIVING.

IMMEDIATELY I SAID NO.

THAT WAS THE TIME FOR

ASHLEY TO WAKE UP AND

START LIVING HER LIFE

AGAIN, INSTEAD OF

CONTINUING TO DIE SLOWLY.

Reporter: NICHOLS

SNORTED THE METH AND

UNTIED ASHLEY.

SHE STARTED TELLING HIM

ABOUT HER LIFE, HER

STRUGGLES, AND HER

FIVE-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER.

AND SHE READ TO HIM FROM A

BOOK SHE WAS READING

CALLED "THE PURPOSE-DRIVEN

LIFE."

NICHOLS ASKED ASHLEY WHAT

HE SHOULD DO?

FOR HIM TO ASK ME, WHAT

DO YOU THINK I SHOULD DO?

I WASN'T GOING TO HOLD

BACK.

DO YOU REALLY WANT TO

KNOW, IS WHAT I THOUGHT TO

MYSELF?

DO YOU REALLY WANT TO

KNOW?

I TOLD HIM, I THINK YOU

SHOULD TURN YOURSELF IN.

I COULD DEFINITELY SEE HE

WAS BEING PULLED TWO

DIFFERENT WAYS.

Reporter: AND

FINALLY, AFTER SEVEN

HOURS, NICHOLS LET ASHLEY

GO.

SHE DROVE OFF IN HER CAR

AND CALLED 9-1-1.

9-1-1, WHAT'S YOUR

EMERGENCY.

Reporter: WHEN POLICE

ARRIVED, NICHOLS TURNED

HIMSELF IN AND WOULD BE

SENTENCED TO LIFE FOR THE

MURDER OF FOUR PEOPLE.

FOR ASHLEY, HER EXPERIENCE

AS A HOSTAGE HELPED HER

FIND FREEDOM.

NOT ONLY DID SHE GIVE UP

DRUGS, SHE COMMITTED HER

LIFE FULLY TO JESUS

CHRIST.

LATER ASHLEY LEARNED SHE

WAS NEVER ALONE ON THIS

JOURNEY.

THE WOMEN IN THIS PRAYER

GROUP HAD BEEN PRAYING FOR

HER FOR SIX YEARS,

INCLUDING HER AUNT KIM.

WE WERE ASKING GOD TO

FREE HER.

THAT WAS OUR HEARTS' CRY,

THAT WE WANTED HER FREE

FROM THIS.

WE WANTED HER TO SEE HOW

MUCH GOD LOVED HER.

I THINK WE WERE JUST

CRYING OUT FOR THE FREEDOM

OF THIS ADDICTION.

AND FOR HER TO SEE GOD.

WE WOULD ASK GOD TO

SHOW OFF.

THOSE ARE DIRECT QUOTES

SOMETIMES IN OUR PRAYER,

BE BIG, SHOW OFF, SHOW

YOUR POWER, SHOW YOUR

GLORY.

AND THAT HE WOULD DO

SOMETHING THAT WOULD GET

HER ATTENTION.

AND HE DID.

Reporter: IN TIME,

ASHLEY PUT HER LIFE BACK

TOGETHER.

SHE LEARNED ONCE SHE

PRAYS, GOD IS WITH HER AND

ALWAYS WILL BE.

MY FUTURE IS SO MUCH

BRIGHTER NOW BECAUSE I

HAVE A PERSONAL

RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS.

AND THAT MAKES IT -- THAT

MAKES MY WORLD AND MY

FUTURE SO MUCH BRIGHTER.

Terry: A PERSONAL

RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS

CHANGES EVERYTHING.

AND TODAY WE WANT TO GO

BEFORE THE LORD, THE ONE

WHO HAS THE POWER TO

CHANGE OUR CIRCUMSTANCES,

TO FILL OUR HEARTS, TO

HEAL OUR WOUNDS.

WITH YOUR PRAYER REQUESTS,

WEIGH WANWE WANT TO PRAY FOR YOU.

HERE IS SOMEONE ASKING FOR

HEALING FROM SEVERE

FIBROMYALGIA.

SHE SAYS MY HUSBAND IS

LEAVING ME BECAUSE I'M

SICK.

SOMEONE ELSE SAYING, I ASK

FOR PRAYER THAT MY

CHILDREN WILL LOVE JESUS

WITH ALL OF THEIR HEART,

SOUL AND MIND.

AND SOMEONE ELSE SAYING, I

NEED FINANCIAL HELP.

PLEASE PRAY FOR ME.

Gordon: HERE IS ONE,

HEALING OF TYPE 2

DIABETES.

AND A SUCCESSFUL SALE OF

MY HOME.

I CANNOT AFFORD TO BE A

HOMEOWNER ANY LONGER.

THAT I MAY WALK IN THE

SUPER NATURAL WITH GOD'S

WISDOM.

THAT'S A GREAT PRAYER

REQUEST.

AND THEN RESTORATION OF MY

22-YEAR MARRIAGE.

LET'S BRING THESE TO THE

LORD AND REALIZE THE POWER

OF PRAYER.

THAT WAS A WONDERFUL

PRAYING MEETING THAT WAS

GOING ON IN THAT WOMAN'S

LIFE.

BEHIND THE SCENES, ASKING

GOD TO SHOW OFF, TO COME

IN BIG.

AND JUST IMAGINE THAT

THERE ARE PEOPLE RIGHT NOW

WATCHING THIS SHOW,

PRAYING FOR YOU.

CREATING A GREAT CIRCLE OF

PRAYER, ASKING GOD TO SHOW

UP BIG, TO SHOW OFF, TO

SHOW HIS GREAT POWER

TOWARDS YOU.

NOW, WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO

GET THAT?

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO HAVE

MIRACLES COME IN TO YOUR

LIFE?

NUMBER ONE, YOU NEED TO BE

RIGHT WITH GOD.

YOU NEED TO TURN.

YOU NEED TO SAY, OKAY, I'M

WILLING TO TURN.

AND THAT'S WHAT SHE DID.

IT WAS A MOMENT OF

ABSOLUTE TERROR FOR HER,

BUT SHE SAYS, I WANT GOD.

I WANT TO FOLLOW HIS WAY.

I WANT TO DO IT HIS WAY.

AND SHE TURNED AND THEN

GOD SHOWED OFF BIG.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO BARGAIN

WITH HIM.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO SAY,

I'LL MAKE SOME KIND OF

DEAL.

THAT'S NOT HOW THIS WORKS.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS

BELIEVE THAT HE WANTS TO

FORGIVE, HE WANTS TO

RESTORE.

HE WANTS TO ANSWER YOUR

PRAYER.

HE WANTS TO BE YOUR ALL IN

ALL.

HE WANTS TO SHOW UP BIG

FOR YOU.

THAT'S ALL YOU HAVE TO DO.

SO LET'S PRAY AND LET'S

BELIEVE, AND LET'S LET GOD

DO ALL OF THE REST.

PRAY WITH US.

LORD, WE LIFT THE NEEDS OF

THE AUDIENCE TO YOU.

AND FIRST AND FOREMOST WE

COME TO YOU.

IN THESE DAYS OF AWE, WE

TURN OUR HEARTS TO YOU.

AND WE ASK THAT YOU

FORGIVE.

WE ASK THAT YOU FORGIVE

US, FOR OUT OF OUR OWN

HEARTS HAVE COME THE

THINGS THAT YOU DESPISE.

AND SO WE ASK NOW THAT YOU

WOULD RESTORE US.

THAT THE WORDS OF OUR

MOUTHS AND THE MEDITATION

OF OUR HEARTS WILL BE

ACCEPTABLE IN YOUR SIGHT.

TAKE THESE THINGS AWAY

FROM US, GOD.

WE TURN FROM THEM NOW.

WE TURN TO YOU.

AND WE ASK FOR YOUR

SALVATION AND YOUR JOY AND

YOUR RESTORATION.

AND NOW, THROUGH THE

RIGHTEOUSNESS OF CHRIST

GIVEN TO US, WE COME

BOLDLY TO YOUR THRONE OF

GRACE.

FOR THOSE WHO ARE ASKING

FOR NEEDS NOW, FOR THOSE

WHO ARE ASKING FOR HEALING

IN THEIR BODY, WE ASK FOR

YOU TO BE JEHOVAH RAFA.

THE RAFAEL, THE HEALING OF

GOD WOULD BE RELEASED

THROUGHOUT THEIR BODIES IN

JESUS' NAME.

THERE IS SOMEONE WHO HAS

HAD DEEP SINUS HEADACHES,

NOT JUST IN YOUR FOREHEAD,

BUT IN YOUR CHEEKS, EVEN

AROUND YOUR EARS, AND YOU

ARE SUFFERING WITH

CONTINUAL PAIN.

GOD IS HEALING YOU RIGHT

NOW.

HE IS RESTORING ALL OF

THAT.

YOU'VE BEEN HEALED NOW IN

JESUS' NAME.

TERRY?

Terry: SOMEONE, YOU

HAVE ASPIRATED SOMETHING

VERY DAMAGING, AND IT HAS

CAUSED YOU A LOT OF PAIN

IN YOUR BREATHING.

GOD IS HEALING THAT FOR

YOU RIGHT NOW.

YOUR LUNGS WILL HEAL UP.

THAT PAIN WILL GO AWAY.

YOU WILL BE REFRESHED AS

YOU BREATHE.

AND SOMEONE ELSE, YOU HAVE

A PROBLEM WITH YOUR BONES.

THEY'RE VERY BRITTLE AND

UNBENDING.

YOU'VE HAD ISSUES WITH

THAT.

GOD IS HEALING AND

STRENGTHENING YOUR BONES

NOW IN JESUS' NAME.

JUST RECEIVE THAT.

Gordon: GOD, WE NOW

PRAY FOR THOSE WHO ARE

ASKING FOR THEIR

MARRIAGES, ASKING FOR

THEIR CHILDREN.

AND, LORD, WE ASK THAT

HUSBANDS WOULD TURN TO

THEIR WIVES AND LOVE THEM,

AS YOU HAVE LOVED THE

CHURCH.

AND WIVES WOULD TURN AND

RESPECT WOULD BE RENEWED.

LORD, WE ASK FOR CHILDREN,

THAT THEIR HEARTS WOULD

TURN TO THEIR PARENTS.

THAT THERE WOULD BE

RESTORATION OF FAMILIES

THROUGHOUT THE LAND.

AND FOR FINANCES, LORD,

YOU PROVIDE FOR YOUR

PEOPLE.

AND SO WE ASK FOR

ABUNDANCE.

WE ASK FOR PROVISION.

WE ASK THAT YOU SUPPLY

THEIR EVERY NEED ACCORDING

TO YOUR RICHES AND GLORY.

DO IT, LORD, SO YOURSELF.

SHOW YOUR GLORY.

REVEAL YOUR GLORY TO THE

NATION.

FOR WE ASK IT IN JESUS'

NAME.

AMEN.

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HERE FOR YOU.

THIS IS OUR WEEK OF

PRAYER.

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PRAYER BY JUST PICKING UP

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THIS TIME.

AND YOU CAN JOIN.

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GATHER AND WE'LL PRAY FOR

EACH ONE.

PLEASE, IF YOU WANT

PRAYER, GIVE US A CALL.

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TERRY?

Terry: WE SHOWED YOU

A LITTLE CLIP FROM THE

MOVIE "CAPTIVE," AND THAT

FILM OPENS IN THEATERS

NATIONWIDE ON FRIDAY.

AND ON TOMORROW'S "700

CLUB," EFREM GRAHAM WILL

TAKE US BEHIND THE SCENES

OF "CAPTIVE."

> STILL ON TODAY'S SHOW,

HER PARENTS WERE TOLD TO

PREPARE FOR HER FUNERAL.

FROM DAYLIGHT TO DARK,

I WAS A NEEDLE JUNKY.

MY ARM SWELLED UP THE SIZE

OF A GRAPEFRUIT.

Wendy: AND WELCOME

BACK TO "THE 700 CLUB."

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION'S

PLAN TO TRAIN FIGHTERS

FROM SYRIA TO FIGHT ISIS

IS A, QUOTE,"TOTAL

FAILURE."

THAT'S THE OPINION OF SOME

SENATORS ON THE ARMED

SERVICES COMMITTEE.

THE PLAN WAS TO PUT MORE

THAN 5,000 SYRIAN FIGHTERS

ON THE BATTLEGROUND BY THE

END OF THE YEAR.

BUT THE TOP GENERAL IN

CHARGE OF FIGHTING ISIS

TOLD THE COMMITTEE, ONLY

FOUR OR FIVE FIGHTERS ARE

ACTUALLY INVOLVED IN THE

BATTLE.

I MUST SAY I'VE BEEN A

MEMBER OF THIS COMMITTEE

FOR NEARLY 30 YEARS, AND I

HAVE NEVER HEARD TESTIMONY

LIKE THIS.

NEVER.

Wendy: LAST WEEK TWO

SENIOR INTELLIGENCE

OFFICIALS ACCUSED THEM OF

EDITING THE REPORTS TO

SEEM LIKE ISIS IS GOING

BETTER THAN IT REALLY IS.

> THE 2009 AWARD TO

PRESIDENT OBAMA FAILED TO

LIVE UP TO THE PANEL'S

EXPECTATIONS.

THEY EXPECTED IT TO GIVE A

BOOST TO OBAMA.

INSTEAD, IT WAS MET WITH

FIERCE CRITICISM IN THE

U.S.

WHERE MANY ARGUED OBAMA

HAD NOT BEEN PRESIDENT

LONG ENOUGH TO DO

SOMETHING WORTHY OF A

NOBENOBEL PEACE PRIZE.

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GORDON AND TERRY WILL BE

BACK WITH MORE OF "THE 700

CLUB" RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Gordon: IN PARTS OF

PERU, PEOPLE STILL COOK

THEIR MEALS IN A PIT

STOVE.

AND FOR ONE FAMILY WITH A

YOUNG CHILD, JUST MAKING

DINNER PROVED TO BE

DANGEROUS.

Reporter:

FOUR-YEAR-OLD PERCY WAS IN

SUCH A HURRY TO RUN

OUTSIDE, HE DIDN'T REALIZE

HE HAD COME TOO CLOSE TO

THE FIRE PIT THE FAMILY

USED FOR COOKING.

HIS FOOT HIT THE CORNER OF

A GREAT, AND GRATE, AND A PAN WITH

BOILING WATER HIT HIM.

I GOT BURNED ON MY

BACK.

I HEARD HIM SCREAM, AND

THEN I SAW THE EMPTY PAN.

I RUN TO THE DOOR AND SAW

PERCY RUNNING ON THE

GROUND.

Reporter: PERCY

RECEIVED SECOND DEGREE AND

THIRD-DEGREE BURNS FROM

THE BOILING OIL.

AT FIRST HIS MOTHER TOOK

HIM TO THIS LOCAL CLINIC,

BUT THE NURSE THERE KNEW

HE NEEDED MORE CARE THAN

SHE COULD GIVE.

THEY TOLD ME THAT THE

WOUND WAS VERY SERIOUS AND

I HAD TO TAKE HIM TO THE

REGIONAL HOSPITAL.

Reporter: THE

GOVERNMENT-RUN HOSPITAL

ALLOWED PERCY TO STAY FOR

FREE, BUT THE FAMILY STILL

HAD TO PAY FOR MEDICINE.

WHEN THEIR MONEY RAN OUT,

PERCY'S TREATMENT STOPPED.

HE WAS NOW AT RISK OF

GETTING A SERIOUS

INFECTION.

THE DOCTOR TOLD ME I

HAD TO BUY MORE MEDICINE

THAT DAY.

I TOLD HIM I DIDN'T HAVE

MONEY BECAUSE MY HUSBAND

WAS OUT OF WORK.

I FELT SO ALONE.

Reporter: THAT'S WHEN

"OPERATION BLESSING" CAME

AND BOUGHT ALL OF THE

MEDICINES PERCY NEEDED TO

COMPLETE HIS TREATMENT.

THAT INCLUDED ANTIBIOTICS

AND OTHER CREAMS WHICH

PREVENTED INFECTION AND

HELPED TO HEAL HIS SKIN.

AS YOU CAN SEE FROM THESE

PICTURES, PERCY HAS ALMOST

COMPLETELY RECOVERED FROM

HIS INJURY.

MY BACK DOESN'T HURT OR

ITCH ANYMORE.

Reporter: WE ALSO

TOOK STEPS TO MAKE SURE

PERCY'S HOME WAS SAFE.

WE BUILT A 20-FOOT

EXTENSION ON TO THEIR TINY

HOUSE, AND THEN WE BUILT

THEM A NEW KITCHEN,

EQUIPPED WITH A

THREE-BURNER, PORTABLE

PROPANE STOVE.

THE PLACE WILL PROVIDE A

SAFE PLACE FOR THEM TO

COOK.

THANK YOU, "OPERATION

BLESSING," FOR THE

MEDICINES AND A NEW STOVE

FOR ME AND MY CHILDREN.

Gordon: THANK YOU.

IF YOU'RE A MEMBER OF "THE

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TERRY?

Terry: WELL, UP NEXT,

A WOMAN REMEMBERS THE

NIGHTMARE OF HER DRUG

ADDICTION.

I LIVED IN THESE CRACK

MOTELS, LIVED IN ABANDONED

BUILDINGS, LIVED SOMETIMES

OUT OF MY CAR.

FROM DAYLIGHT TO DARK, I

WAS A NEEDLE JUNKY.

Terry: STAY TUNED TO

SEE HOW A PRAYER SETS HER

FREE.

Terry: TO LOOK AT AMY

LAMBERT TODAY, YOU WOULD

NEVER GUESS SHE WAS ONCE

HOLD UP IN A CRACK MOTEL

ON THE VIRGE OF DYING.

SHE IS NOW A HEALTHY,

BEAUTIFUL YOUNG WOMAN, ALL

THANKS TO THE POWER OF

PRAYER.

Reporter: MOST DRUG

USERS DON'T PLAN ON

BECOMING ADDICTS, BUT IT

HAPPENS ALL TOO OFTEN.

AMY LAMBERT WAS STUNNED

WHEN IT HAPPENED TO HER.

HER STORY BEGINS WHEN SHE

WAS 10.

SHE GREW UP IN A CHRISTIAN

HOME.

THEN HER PARENTS DIVORCED.

TEARS ARE FALLING DOWN

MY FACE, AND I DIDN'T

REALLY UNDERSTAND WHAT WAS

GOING ON, BUT ALL I KNEW

IS MY WHOLE WORLD WAS

FALLING OUT FROM

UNDERNEATH ME.

I WENT THROUGH A

WORLD-WIND OF EMOTIONS.

THERE WAS A LOT OF ANGER,

A LOT OF BITTERNESS.

AND MAINLY THE ANGER I HAD

IN MY HEART, I MAINLY

TURNED IT TOWARDS GOD MORE

THAN ANYONE ELSE.

Reporter: AND HER

ANGER LED TO SOMETHING

MORE.

THERE WAS SOMETHING ON

THE INSIDE OF ME THAT

BECAME FILLED WITH

REBELLION.

AND I RAN AWAY FROM GOD AS

FAST AS I COULD RUN AWAY

FROM HIM.

I WANTED NOTHING TO DO

WITH CHRISTIANS OR

CHRISTIANITY OR CHURCH.

I JUST WANTED TO BE

COMPLETELY DONE WITH IT.

Reporter: SHE REACHED

OUT TO HER FRIENDS, WHO

HAD A READY SOLUTION.

I STAYED AT ONE OF MY

FRIEND'S HOUSE.

WE SNUCK OUT OF THE HOUSE.

WE MET UP WITH SOME BOYS

OUT IN THE FIELD IN THE

MIDDLE OF NOWHERE.

AND THE FIRST THING I DID

WAS PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.

I DIDN'T KNOW HOW TO DEAL

WITH ALL OF THE EMOTIONS I

HAD INSIDE, SO TO DO DRUGS

WAS A WAY OF ESCAPE.

BY THE TIME I WAS 13 YEARS

OLD, I WAS INTRODUCED TO

MARIJUANA, L.S.D.,

ANYTHING I COULD GET MY

HANDS ON.

Reporter: SHE MADE IT

THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL,

HIDING HER DRUG USE FROM

HER PARENTS.

SHE MOVED OUT AFTER

GRADUATION AND IT WASN'T

LONG BEFORE SHE FOUND

HARDER DRUGS.

MY DRUG ADDICTION

ESCALATED TO WHERE I WOULD

INJECT ANYWHERE FROM 20 TO

30 TIMES A DAY.

IT WAS SUCH A DARK, DARK

PERIOD IN MY LIFE.

THE TIMES WHEN I LIVED IN

THESE CRACK MOTELS, LIVED

IN ABANDONED BUILDINGS,

LIVED SOMETIMES OUT OF MY

CAR.

AND I WOULD JUST FROM

DAYLIGHT TO DARK, I WAS A

NEEDLE JUNKY.

I WASN'T A PARTY GIRL.

I WAS A NEEDLE JUNKY MANY

AND I USED IN ORDER TO

SURVIVE.

I REMEMBER LOOKING AT

PEOPLE THAT WOULD BE IN

THE GROCERY STORE AND

LOOKING AT PEOPLE ON

TELEVISION AND I WOULD SO

ENVY THEM BECAUSE THEY

WERE NORMAL AND THEY COULD

FUNCTION WITHOUT HAVING TO

WAKE UP AND PUT A NEEDLE

IN THEIR ARM.

Reporter: AMY BECAME

A DEALER BUT IT WASN'T

ENOUGH TO SUPPORT HER

HABIT, SO SHE EXCHANGED

SEX FOR DRUGS.

I THINK ABOUT BEING

THIS YOUNG, TEENAGED GIRL

WHO GOT INVOLVED WITH A

DRUG DEALER WHO WAS ABOUT

55 YEARS OLD.

AND HE BASICALLY BECAME MY

SUGAR DADDY.

AND THERE ARE MOMENTS IN

THE DARKNESS THAT ONLY GOD

KNEW ABOUT.

WHERE I WOULD LITERALLY BE

IN THESE MOMENTS WHERE

TEARS WOULD BE COMING DOWN

MY FACE, AND I WOULD BE IN

THE MOMENT.

IN MY HEART, I WOULD BE

SAYING, GOD, RESCUE ME

FROM THIS.

I DO NOT WANT TO LIVE THIS

LIFESTYLE.

I FELT SO DEGRADED.

I FELT LESS THAN HUMAN.

I DIDN'T DESERVE TO BE

ALIVE.

THROUGH MY TEARS IN THE

DARKNESS, I WOULD CRY OUT

TO HIM TO SAVE ME.

Reporter: ONE NIGHT

AMY TRIED TO SHOOT UP AND

SHE COMPLETELY MISSED THE

VEIN.

SO MY ARM HAD SWELLED

UP THE SIZE OF A

GRAPEFRUIT.

I HAD TO CALL MY MOM ON

MONDAY MORNING AND SAY,

YOU NEED TO COME AND PICK

ME UP.

I'M IN BAD SHAPE.

THEY PUT ME INTO THE

EMERGENCY ROOM, AND THE

DOCTORS RAN TESTS ON MY

BODY.

THEY BROUGHT MY FAMILY

INTO A ROOM AND SAID, OF

THE STAGES OF DRUG

ADDICTION, YOUR DAUGHTER

IS AT THE LAST STAGE

BEFORE DEATH AND YOU GUYS

NEED TO PREPARE FOR HER

FUNERAL.

Reporter: DOCTORS

OPERATED ON AMY'S SWOLLEN

ARM AND SHE HAD TO STAY IN

THE HOSPITAL FOR A WEEK.

WHILE SHE WAS THERE, A

GROUP OF WOMEN FROM A

NEARBY CHURCH PAID HER A

VISIT.

THEY JUST STARTED

MINISTERING TO ME.

AND ONE LADY SAID, AMY,

CAN I PRAY FOR YOU.

I SAID YES.

I HAD NOTHING LEFT TO LOSE

LOSE.

WHEN SHE BEGAN TO PRAY, IT

WAS LIKE GOD DOWNLOADED

THE MESSAGE INTO HER.

THINGS THAT THERE WAS NO

WAY SHE COULD HAVE KNOWN

ABOUT, SHE COULD READ MY

MIND.

IT WAS LIKE DEEP ON THE

INSIDE I WAS JUST A BROKEN

AND HURTING LITTLE GIRL.

I'LL NEVER FORGET HER

ASKING ME THE QUESTION --

AND IT WAS SO POWERFUL TO

ME BECAUSE I HAD THAT

CHURCH BACKGROUND, AND FOR

YEARS IN MY LIFE I THOUGHT

I WAS OKAY BECAUSE I KNEW

IN MY HEAD JOHN 3: 16.

I KNEW JESUS DIED ON THE

CROSS FOR MY SINS.

BUT IT WAS LIKE GOD PULLED

THE VEIL OFF OF MY EYES.

I REALIZED IN THAT MOMENT

THAT I AM SO LOST.

SHE SAID, AMY, ARE YOU

READY TO SURRENDER YOUR

LIFE TO JESUS CHRIST?

AND I CALLED ON THE NAME

OF JESUS AND I MEANT IT

WITH ALL OF MY HEART.

Reporter: AMY

COMMITTED TO A ONE-YEAR

RECOVERY PROGRAM AT MERCY

MINISTRIES.

BEFORE COMING INTO THE

PROGRAM, I REMEMBER I

DIDN'T CARE WHETHER I

LIVED OR DIED.

I HAD THIS GUILT AND SHAME

THAT JUST HUNG ON ME.

BUT I CAME TO THIS

REALIZATION, NO, HE REALLY

DOES HAVE A HOPE AND A

FUTURE FOR MY LIFE.

Reporter: FIVE YEARS

LATER, AFTER WORKING WITH

SEVERAL OTHER MINISTRIES,

AMY STARTED HER OWN

RECOVERY OUTREACH, "HOPE

UPRISING."

SHE SPEAKS TO THOUSANDS OF

WOMEN EVERY YEAR WHO ARE

HUNGRY FOR THE MESSAGE OF

THE GOSPEL.

THE GREATEST DECISION I

EVER MADE WAS TO GIVE

JESUS EVERYTHING, THE

GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE

UGLY.

I REMEMBER MANY NIGHTS

WHERE I WOULD BE IN THESE

CRACK MOTELS, AND I WOULD

FLIP ON THE TELEVISION,

AND THERE IS CHRISTIAN

TELEVISION, AND IT WAS,

LIKE, PENETRATING ME, AND

SPEAKING DIRECTLY TO ME.

ONE THING I CAN SAY IS YOU

ARE TURNING ON THIS

TELEVISION BROADCAST FOR A

REASON, FOR A PURPOSE.

AND IF JESUS CHRIST CAN

SAVE MY LIFE AND DELIVER

ME FROM MULTIPLE

ADDICTIONS, HE CAN DO THE

SAME THING IN YOUR LIFE.

Terry: DID YOU HEAR

WHAT AMY SAID.

SHE HAD CHURCH BACKGROUND.

SHE HAD MEMORIZED -- SHE

KNEW JOHN 3: 16.

SHE KNEW THAT JESUS WAS

THE SON OF GOD, THAT HE

HAD DIED FOR HER SINS.

SHE HAD JUST ENOUGH

KNOWLEDGE TO MAKE HER FEEL

A LITTLE BIT SAFE WHILE

SHE WAS COMPLETELY AND

WHOLLY LOST.

I SPEAK THAT TO YOU TODAY

BECAUSE I THINK IN THE

CHURCH, IN PEOPLE WHO

THINK THEY ARE A PART OF

THE CHURCH TODAY, THERE IS

A LOT OF KNOWLEDGE ABOUT

GOD.

I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT

IT'S NOT ABOUT KNOWLEDGE.

THE BIBLE SAYS EVEN SATAN

KNOWS THAT JESUS IS THE

SON OF GOD.

JUST TO KNOW THAT, TO

ACKNOWLEDGE IT, TO BELIEVE

IT ISN'T ENOUGH.

YOU HAVE TO RECEIVE IT.

YOU HAVE TO DO WHAT AMY

DID.

YOU HAVE TO SAY, YES, GOD,

I KNOW WHAT YOU PLANNED

AND PURPOSED FOR MY

SALVATION.

I KNOW I NEED IT.

I AM A SINNER IN NEED OF A

SAVIOR.

AND TODAY, JESUS, FORGIVE

MY SINS.

BECOME MY SAVIOR.

BE THE LORD OF MY LIFE.

WE HAD MAX LUCADO ON

EARLIER THIS WEEK, AND HE

WAS TALKING ABOUT LIVING

IN OUR GLORY DAYS NOW.

NOT DEFEATED AND DEPRESSED

AND DISCOURAGED BY THE

MUCK AND THE MEYER I MIRE IN THE

HEARTS AROUND US.

HE SAID TO LIVE IN THE

GLORY DAYS.

TO TURN AWAY FROM THE

WILDERNESS WHEN WE TURN TO

JESUS CHRIST.

IF YOU'RE NOT EXPERIENCING

THE LOVE, THE FORGIVENESS,

THE PEACE AND THE JOY THAT

JESUS CHRIST OFFERS TODAY,

I WANT TO SUGGEST TO YOU

THAT YOU HAVE NOT TURNED

AWAY FROM THE WILDERNESS.

THAT YOU HAVE FOCUSED ON

THINGS OTHER THAN THE

MIGHTY GOD WE SERVE.

THE ONE WHO HAS THE POWER

NOT JUST TO FORGIVE YOUR

SINS, AS AMAZING AS THAT

IS, NOT JUST TO SAVE YOUR

SOUL, BUT TO ADDRESS EVERY

SINGLE NEED IN YOUR LIFE,

RIGHT NOW, TODAY, HERE.

TO BE MORE THAN ENOUGH FOR

EVERYTHING THAT YOUR HEART

IS CRYING FOR.

ASK.

ASK.

YOU SAW ASHLEY SMITH'S

STORY.

ASK.

YOU JUST SAW AMY LAMBERT'S

STORY.

ASK.

GET DOWN ON YOUR FACE

BEFORE THE LIVING GOD AND

ASK.

JESUS, WILL YOU BE THE

LORD OF MY LIFE, THE SAVE

YOUR OF MY SOUL?

IT'S CALLED SURRENDER.

IT'S SAYING, I HAVE COME

TO THE END OF MYSELF.

I CAN'T DO THIS.

AND MORE SIGNIFICANTLY, I

DON'T WANT TO DO THIS

WITHOUT YOU.

I WANT TO KNOW YOU.

I WANT TO LOVE YOU.

I WANT TO SERVE YOU.

AND I NEED SO MUCH, GOD.

CHANGE THE WAY I THINK.

CHANGE THE WAY I HEAR

THINGS.

CHANGE THE WAY MY EYES

PERCEIVE THINGS.

CHANGE MY HEART SO THAT I

CAN FOLLOW YOU YOUR WAY.

NOT MY WAY, WITH JUST A

LITTLE BIT OF YOU.

I WANT ALL OF YOU AND I

WANT TO GIVE YOU ALL OF

ME.

IT'S THE SECRET.

IT'S THE SECRET.

YOU'VE BEEN TOLD.

YOU'VE BEEN TOLD OVER AND

OVER JUST THROUGHOUT OUR

PROGRAM TODAY.

DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

DO SOMETHING TODAY TO LET

JESUS BECOME ALL HE WANTS

TO BE IN YOUR HEART AND

LIFE.

AND, LISTEN, IF YOU WANT

TO PRAY WITH SOMEONE, YOU

CAN CALL THE TOLL-FREE

NUMBER COMING UP ON YOUR

SCREEN: 1-800-759-0700.

THE FRIEND ANSWERING THAT

PHONE IS SOMEBODY WHO HAS

ALREADY SURRENDERED,

ALREADY PRAYED THAT

PRAYER.

YOU WOULD MAKE THEIR DAY

IF YOU WOULD CALL THEM

TODAY AND ASK THEM TO PRAY

WITH YOU.

WE WANT TO LEAVE YOU WITH

THESE WORDS FROM JOEL 2:

32, ENCOURAGING WORDS FOR

EVERYONE TO HEAR:

"EVERYONE WHO CALLS ON THE

NAME OF THE LORD WILL BE

SAVED."

LET THAT BE YOU TODAY, IF

YOU HAVEN'T DONE THAT

ALREADY.

WE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR

YOU THROUGHOUT THIS WEEK

AND INVITE YOU TO JOIN US.

WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN

TOMORROW RIGHT HERE ON

"THE 700 CLUB."

UNTIL THEN, GOD BLESS YOU.

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