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The 700 Club - January 27, 2016

Maria worked hard but didn’t understand the value of money or the danger of debt. See what she learned that brought her out of overwhelming guilt and debt to promotions and prosperity. You can overcome your financial mistakes too. Read Transcript


Gordon: WELL, WELCOME

TO "THE 700 CLUB."

DONALD TRUMP IS SHAKING

THINGS UP AGAIN AMONG THE

REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES.

THIS TIME HE SAYS HE WON'T

BE APPEARING AT THE FINAL

DEBATE BEFORE THE IOWA

CAUCUSES.

Terry: AFTER TRUMP

MADE THAT ANNOUNCEMENT,

HIS MAIN RIVAL, SENATOR

TED CRUZ, OFFERED A

CHALLENGE OF HIS OWN.

CAITLIN BURKE HAS THE

STORY.

Reporter: DONALD

TRUMP MAY BE

CONTROVERSIAL, BUT IT IS

NO SECRET HE GETS

ATTENTION.

A FACT HE IS USING TO

TAUNT FOX NEWS, FOR A

DEBATE TRUMP REFUSES TO

ATTEND.

LET'S SEE HOW MUCH

MONEY FOX IS GOING TO MAKE

ON THE DEBATE WITHOUT ME.

Reporter: THIS IS

ONLY THE LATEST MOVE IN

WHAT HAS BEEN AN OFF AND

ON FEUD BETWEEN FOX NEWS

AND THE REPUBLICAN

FRONT-RUNNER.

HE IS CLAIMING ANCHOR

MEGYN KELLY TREATED HIM

UNFAIRLY.

FOX NEWS SAID IN A

STATEMENT THAT NETWORK

OFFICIALS HAD,

QUOTE,"LEARNED FROM A

SECRET BACK CHANNEL THAT

THE AYATOLLAH AND PUTIN

BOTH INTEND TO TREAT

DONALD TRUMP UNFAIRLY WHEN

THEY MEET WITH HIM IF HE

BECOMES PRESIDENT."

INSTEAD OF ATTENDING THE

BEEN, TRUMP PLANS TO HOST

A COMPETING EVENT THAT HE

SAYS WILL RAISE MONEY FOR

VETERANS AND WOUNDED

WARRIORS.

HIS MAIN RIVAL, SENATOR

TED CRUZ, OFFERED UP A

CHALLENGE.

I WOULD LIKE TO INVITE

DONALD RIGHT NOW TO ENGAGE

IN A ONE-ON-ONE DEBATE

WITH ME ANY TIME BETWEEN

NOW AND THE IOWA CAUCUS.

Reporter: TRUMP HAS

33%, AND CRUZ IS AT 27.5%.

MARCO RUBIO COMES IN THIRD

AT 12%.

THE R.C.P. AVERAGE AS

CLINTON WITH 46% OF THE

VOTE, AND BERNIE SANDERS

AT 45.4%, A DEAD HEAT.

BUT IT IS NOT OVER UNTIL

IT'S OVER.

AND MANY VOTERS SAY THEY

CAN STILL CHANGE THEIR

MINDS.

CAITLIN BURKE, CBN NEWS.

Gordon: WELL, IT

WON'T BE OVER UNTIL WE

FINALLY COUNT THE BALLOTS.

THAT'S THE ONLY POLL THAT

REALLY MATTERS.

BUT I THINK TRUMP NEEDS TO

KEEP IN MIND HE IS NOT

RUNNING AGAINST MEGYN

KELLY.

AND THE MORE HE STIRS

THAT, THE MORE HE GETS OFF

TOPIC.

> IN OTHER NEWS,

AMERICAN PASTOR SAEED

ABEDINI IS BACK HOME IN

IDAHO.

JOHN JESSUP HAS THAT STORY

FROM OUR CBN NEWS BUREAU

IN WASHINGTON.

JOHN?

John: PASTOR ABEDINI

REUNITED WITH HIS WIFE AND

TWO YOUNG CHILDREN IN

BOISE LAST NIGHT.

HIS WIFE, NAGHMEH, SAID

THEY'RE ASKING FOR PRIVACY

TO, QUOTE,"WORK THROUGH

PERSONAL STUFF."

THE GOVERNMENTS OF IRAN

IMPRISONED ABEDINI FOR

MORE THAN THREE YEARS,

RELEASING HIM AND THREE

OTHERS ON JANUARY 16th.

HE SPENT THE LAST FIVE

DAYS WITH HIS PARENTS AND

SISTER AT A NORTH CAROLINA

CHRISTIAN RETREAT.

HIS WIFE AND CHILDREN HAD

ORIGINALLY PLANNED TO MEET

HIM THERE, BUT LATER

DECIDED TO REUNITE IN

BOISE.

> ISRAEL'S ELECTRIC GRID

WAS ATTACKED BY A

CYBER-ATTACK.

THEY CLOSED DOWN SOME

COMPUTER SYSTEMS TO STOP

THE VIRUS FROM SPREADING.

THEY DIDN'T SAY WHO WAS

BEHIND THE ATTACK, BUT HE

TOLD A TECHNOLOGY

CONFERENCE IN TEL AVIV

THAT THE EVENT SHOWED IT

IS IMPORTANT FOR ISRAEL TO

BE PREPARED TO DEFEND

ITSELF AGAINST SUCH

ATTACKS.

> TODAY A INTERNATIONAL

HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY.

THEY DESIGNATED THE ANNUAL

COMMEMORATION ON THE

ANSWER OF THE LIBERATION

OF THE AUSCHWITZ

CONCENTRATION CAMP IN

POLAND.

THE U.N. WANTS MEMBERS TO

HONOR THE MEMBERS OF THE

NAZI ERROR.

AND THEY POSTED VIDEOS

DEPICTING STORIES OF

RESCUE, HOW BRAVE PEOPLE

THROUGHOUT EUROPE RISKED

SO MUCH TO HELP JEWS

AGAINST THE NAZIS DURING

WORLD WAR II.

BUT IT IS VERY

IMPORTANT TO KNOW THAT

PEOPLE RISKED THEIR LIVES,

THEY RISKED THE LIVES OF

THEIR FAMILIES, OF

EVERYTHING.

THEY TRULY BELIEVED THAT

THEY HAD TO HELP.

Efrem: YOU CAN FIND

OUT MORE ABOUT TODAY'S

EVENTS BY GOING TO

cbnnews.com.

GORDON, A GREAT REMINDER

TO NEVER FORGET THE SIX

MILLION JEWS WHO DIED

DURING THE HOLOCAUST.

Gordon: AND WE SHOULD

NEVER FORGET, PARTICULARLY

IN THESE DAYS.

EUROPE RIGHT NOW, FRANCE

IS SEEING MORE JEWS LEAVE

BECAUSE THEY FEAR FOR

THEIR SAFETY, THIS YEAR

THAN IN ANY YEAR SINCE

WORLD WAR II.

THAT'S A SHOCKING

STATISTIC.

AND THE F.B.I. TRACKS HATE

CRIMES HERE IN AMERICA,

AND WHEN YOU THINK OF

RELIGIOUS HATE CRIMES, WHO

DO YOU THINK TOPS OF LIST?

WELL, IT'S NOT MUSLIMS,

ATTACKS AGAINST MUSLIMS.

THAT'S ONLY 13% OF THEM.

OVER 60% OF THE HATE

CRIMES IN AMERICA ARE

TARGETED AGAINST JEWS.

SO LET US NOT FORGET, AND

LET US BE VERY GRATEFUL

THAT THEY HAVE SAFETY IN

ISRAEL.

THAT ISRAEL EXISTS.

THERE IS A SAFE HAVEN, A

HOME FOR JEWS TO GO TO.

> WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK

WITH MORE OF "THE 700

CLUB" AFTER THIS.

Gordon: JUST A FEW

YEARS AGO, MARIA WAS

SHOPPING HERSELF INTO

DEBT.

SHE THOUGHT SHE COULD

SOLVE THE PROBLEM BY

TAKING OUT A PAYDAY LOAN,

BUT THAT ONLY PUT HER

DEEPER IN THE HOLE AND

UNABLE TO FEED HER

CHILDREN.

Reporter: MARIA AVIA

IS RAISING THREE CHILDREN

ON HER OWN, AND WORKS

FULL-TIME AS A

TELEMARKETER.

I WAS CONCERNED ABOUT

MY KIDS.

WHEN YOU HAVE THREE KIDS,

YOU HAVE TO PAY FOR CHILD

CARE.

BUT IF I PAY FOR CHILD

CARE, THEN I DIDN'T HAVE

ENOUGH TO PAY MY CAR.

IT WAS HARD.

Reporter: MARIA NEVER

LEARNED ABOUT BUDGETING

HIR FINANCES.

BUDGETING

HER FINANCES.

I WAS JUST LIKE, WHAT

IS $40, $550 -- IT'S

NOTHING.

Reporter: AT FIRST

SHE BORROWED MONEY FROM

FAMILY AND FRIENDS TO

COVER HER LIVING EXPENSES,

AND THEN SHE TURNED TO

PAYDAY LENDERS AT 25%

INTEREST.

EVENTUALLY MARIA HAD TO

SECURE AN ADDITIONAL LOAN

WITH EVEN HIGHER INTEREST

BEFORE SHE PAID OFF THE

PREVIOUS ONE.

SHE REALIZED SHE WAS IN

TROUBLE WHEN SHE DIDN'T

HAVE THE MONEY TO FEED HER

CHILDREN.

I HAD TO GO AND GET

FOOD FROM A LOCAL SHELTER.

I WAS CRYING, BECAUSE TO

ME, I WAS JUST, LIKE, I'M

SORRY KIDS, I'M A FAILURE.

I WOULD JUST TELL GOD I

WAS A GOOD PERSON AND I

KNEW I HAD MADE MISTAKE

BEFORE, AND MAYBE I WASN'T

WORTH IT, BUT MY KIDS

DEFINITELY WERE WORTH IT.

IT WASN'T THEIR FAULT.

Reporter: MARIA WENT

BACK TO CHURCH AND

RECOMMITTED HER LIFE TO

GOD.

AND HE ALSO WATCHED "THE

700 CLUB," AND SHE LEARNED

A PRINCIPLE FOR LIFE.

MA MALACHI 3: 10, "BRING

ALL OF IT TO THE

STOREHOUSE, AND IT WILL BE

OVERFLOWING.

I FELT LIKE THE HOLY

SPIRIT WAS TELLING ME TO

PARTNER UP WITH CBN.

Reporter: HE ALSO

LEARNED HOW TO BUDGET HER

MONEY THROUGH CLASSES AT

HER CHURCH.

HE BEGAN TACKLING HER

$6,000 DEBT, AND SOON SHE

WAS RECEIVING NEW

INCENTIVES AND BONUSES AT

WORK.

LAST YEAR I MADE ABOUT

$13,000 MORE THAN I DID

BEFORE, AND I CAN ONLY

ATTRIBUTE TO GOD.

Reporter: IN THREE

YEARS, MARIA WAS

DEBT-FREE.

AND SHE REALIZED A

LIFE-LONG DREAMMENT.

SINCE I STARTED TITHING

AND GIVING TO CBN, WE WERE

ABLE TO GET OUR FIRST

HOME.

IF YOU TRUST HIM WITH JUST

A LITTLE SEED, HE'LL GIVE

YOU BACK A GARDEN.

TRUST ME, I'M LIVING

TRUTH.

Gordon: LIVING PROOF

WHEN YOU HONOR GOD, THEN

THE BLESSINGS COME.

PALM 128: "BLESSED ARE ALL

WHO FEAR THE LORD, WHO

WALK IN HIS WAYS.

YOU WILL EAT THE FRUIT OF

YOUR LABOR.

BLESSINGS AND PROSPERITY

WILL BE YOURS.

THUS IS THE MAN BLESSED

WHO FEARS THE LORD."

MARIA PUT THAT INTO

PRACTICE, AND YOU SAW THE

RESULT.

IF YOU PUT IT INTO

PRACTICE, GOD WILL STAND

BY IT.

HE WILL WATCH OVER HIS

WORD TO PERFORM IT.

YOU CAN COUNT ON HIM.

> WELL, WILLIAM AND

SANDRA LOVED TO SPEND

MONEY, EVEN WHEN THEY

DIDN'T HAVE IT.

WITH EVERY SWIPE OF THE

CREDIT CARD, THEY GOT

DEEPER AND DEEPER IN DEBT.

AND JUST WHEN THEY THOUGHT

THINGS COULDN'T GET ANY

WORSE, SANDRA LOST HER

JOB.

Reporter: WILLIAM AND

SANDRA PILLOS LOVED TO

FISH.

IT IS SO RELAXING.

IT IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE

THINGS TO DO IN MY SPARE

TIME.

SOMETIMES YOU WILL GET A

BITE RIGHT AWAY, AND OTHER

TIMES YOU HAVE TO WAIT AND

BE PATIENT.

I EQUATE THAT TO TITHING

BECAUSE WE PUT OUT THE

BAIT, WE LET IT SIT THERE

AND WE WAIT.

Reporter: THERE WAS A

TIME WHEN THE COUPLE

DIDN'T HAVE THE PATIENCE,

OR EVEN THE DESIRE, TO

GIVE.

THEY PUT EVERYTHING ON

CREDIT CARDS AND SOON THEY

WERE IN OVER THEIR HEADS.

WITH DON'T EVER THINK

ABOUT IT.

YOU GO OUT TO EAT, CHARGE,

CHARGE, CHARGE, AND THERE

IS INTEREST AND EVERYTHING

ELSE.

WITH ALL OF THE CREDIT

CARDS WE HAD AND THE CARS,

ALL OF THESE THINGS ADDED

UP.

IT ADDED UP TO A LITTLE

OVER $55,000.

WE NEEDED A MIRACLE.

Reporter: ABOUT THAT

TIME, WILLIAM HAD

SOMETHING ELSE GOING ON IN

HIS LIFE.

THAT WAS THE TIMEFRAME

THAT THE LORD BROUGHT ME

BACK TO HIM.

IT WAS AN URGENCY IN MY

HEART TO DO WHAT WAS RIGHT

ACCORDING TO HIS WORD.

AND TITHING IS IN HIS

WORD.

WE HAD TO REALIZE THAT

PUTTING GOD FIRST IN

EVERYTHING WAS THE KEY TO

OUR SUCCESS.

THEY SAID YOU CAN'T

BEAT GOD'S GIVING, SO I

REALLY WANTED TO PUT THIS

TO THE TEST.

IT WAS EITHER GOING TO BE

ALL GOD OR NOTHING.

Reporter: WILLIAM

WOULD SOON GET THAT

CHANCE.

IN 2007, SANDRA LOST HER

JOB.

AS THE COUPLE PRAYED, THEY

FELT LIKE GOD WAS LEADING

HER TO GO INTO EARLY

RETIREMENT.

EVEN THOUGH THEY WOULD

HAVE ONE INCOME, THEY

TRUSTED GOD AND CONTINUED

TITHING AND GIVING.

A YEAR LATER, WILLIAM

APPLIED FOR A JOB IN

SELLING POWER PLANTS.

THEN THEY OFFERED ME A

POSITION IN THIS NEW JOB,

WHICH WAS DOUBLING THE

SALARY I ALREADY HAD.

WHICH WAS FAR MORE THAN

WHAT WE COULD ASK FOR OR

THINK.

Reporter: NOW THEY

HAD MORE TO GIVE AND MORE

TO PUT TOWARDS THEIR DEBT.

IN LESS THAN THREE YEARS,

THEY PAID OFF ALL OF THEIR

CREDIT CARDS.

ONCE THE FINAL PAYOFF

WAS MADE, IT WAS LIKE A

BURDEN WAS LIFTED OFF OUR

SHOULDERS.

IT WAS EASIER TO BREATHE.

WE PRAISED THE LORD FOR

IT.

Reporter: THE COUPLE

SAYS, TO RECEIVE GOD'S

BLESSINGS WE NEED PATIENCE

AND THE DESIRE TO GIVE.

GOD WANTS TO GIVE US

MORE, BUT HE HAS TO TEACH

US TO RELEASE WHAT WE HAVE

TO RECEIVE MORE.

WHEN I SAW THE HEAVENS

START TO OPEN UP AND THE

BLESSINGS START COMING

FORTH, IT IS, LIKE, TAKE

THE LORD AT HIS WORD.

TITHING IS LIKE FISHING,

WHEN YOU'RE PATIENT YOU

WILL GET A CATCH.

Gordon: TITHING IS

JUST LIKE FISHING, IF

YOU'RE PATIENT, YOU'LL GET

THE CATCH.

THIS ISN'T A GET-RICH-QUIT

THINGS.

IT IS A LIFESTYLE.

HAVE YOU GENEROUS WITH

WHAT GOD HAS PROVIDED TO

YOU?

ARE YOU GIVING CHEERFULLY?

ARE YOU DOING IT

WILLINGLY?

ARE YOU DOING IT OUT OF

LOVE?

IF YOU DO IT THAT WAY,

THAT'S WHEN THE BLESSINGS

HAPPEN.

HERE IS THE PROMISE FROM

ISAIAH 1: "IF YOU WILL

ONLY OBEY ME AND LET ME

HELP YOU, THEN YOU WILL

HAVE PLENTY."

WILLIAM AND SANDRA PUT

THAT INTO PRACTICE, AND

YOU SAW THE RESULTS FOR

THEM.

IT WILL HAPPEN TO YOU

BECAUSE GOD WATCHES OVER

HIS WORD TO PERFORM IT.

NOW, I'VE GOT SOME GREAT

NEWS.

SOME CBN PARTNERS, JUST

LIKE WILLIAM AND SANDRA,

SAY, WE LOVE GIVING TO

CBN.

THEY WILL MATCH YOUR

GIVING $102,000.

[APPLAUSE]

Gordon: LORD, WE ASK

FOR BLESSING OVER THIS.

WE ASK FOR BLESSING FOR

THE PARTNERS IN CALIFORNIA

WHO MADE IT POSSIBLE TO

ISSUE THIS CHALLENGE.

YOUR WORD OVER THEM WILL

BE TRUE.

LU OPEYOU WILL OPEN THE WINDOWS

OF HEAVEN AND POUR OUT A

BLESSING THEY CANNOT

CONTAIN.

FOR THOSE WATCHING AND

MAKING DECISIONS, BE WITH

THEM, BLESS THEM,

ENCOURAGE THEM, FOR WE ASK

IT IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

$102,000 IS THE CHALLENGE

AMOUNT.

GO TO THE PHONE AND CALL

US.

WHAT ARE WE ASKING YOU TO

DO?

WE'RE ASKING YOU TO JOIN

"THE 700 CLUB."

HOW MUCH IS THAT?

JUST $20 A MONTH, 65 CENTS

A DAY.

SOME OF YOU CAN JOIN AT A

HIGHER LEVEL.

WE HAVE "THE 700 CLUB"

GOLD AT $40.

THE THOUSAND CLUB IS

$1,000 A YEAR, AND THAT

BREAKS OUT TO $84 A MONTH.

AT WHATEVER LEVEL, NOW IS

THE TIME TO DO IT.

WE JUST STARTED THIS

BEAUTIFUL CHALLENGE, CALL

US NOW: 1-800-759-0700.

TERRY?

Terry: WHEN YOU GIVE

TO CBN, WE WANT TO GIVE

SOMETHING BACK TO YOU.

THIS IS PAT ROBERTSON'S

LATEST D.V.D.

IT'S CALLED "HEAVEN," AND

IN IT WILL YOU THERE

ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS ABOUT

THE AFTER LIFE.

AND YOU'LL HEAR FIRST HAND

ACCOUNTS OF PEOPLE WHO

DIED, WENT TO HEAVEN, AND

CAME BACK.

TAKE A LOOK.

Terry: IT'S SO

INSPIRING, WE WANT TO YOU

HAVE IT.

WHEN YOU JOIN "THE 700

CLUB," THIS IS OUR GIFT

FOR YOU, "HEAVEN, WHAT GOD

HAS PREPARED FOR THOSE WHO

LOVE HIM."

IT'S YOURS WHEN YOU CALL

1-800-759-0700, AND JOIN

"THE 700 CLUB."

LOTS OF CLUB LEVELS FOR

YOU TO CALL FOR, BUT

CHOOSE NOW AND CALL NOW

BECAUSE WE'RE IN THE

MIDDLE OF THIS CHALLENGE

THAT GORDON JUST

ANNOUNCED, AND THAT MEANS

EVERY DOLLAR YOU GIVE WILL

BE MATCHED DOLLAR FOR

DOLLAR.

Gordon: 24 YEARS AGO,

ALTHEA WAS AN IMMIGRANT,

WORKING HARD TO BUILD A

NEW LIFE IN AMERICA.

TODAY SHE IS MORE

SUCCESSFUL THAN SHE EVER

THOUGHT POSSIBLE, AND SHE

IS GOING TO SHARE HER

SECRET WITH YOU.

Reporter: CBN PARTNER

ALTHEA MOVED TO THE U.S.

FROM TRINIDAD TO BECOME A

PHARMACIST.

SHE UNDERSTOOD THE VALUE

OF HARD WORK AND SAVING

MONEY, PRINCIPLES SHE

LEARNED FROM HER MOTHER.

EVEN AT THE AGE OF

EIGHT OR NINE, I WAS

CLEANING HOUSE AND IRONING

AND WASHING FOR THE

HOUSEHOLD.

SHE ALWAYS TOLD US TO SAVE

SOMETHING FOR TOMORROW.

Reporter: SHE PRIDED

HERSELF ON HER WORTH ETHIC

AND THINGS WERE GOING

WELL.

BUT THERE WAS STILL

SOMETHING MISSING IN HER

LIFE.

THEN IN 1991, ALTHEA

BECAME A CHRISTIAN AND

BEGAN STUDYING THE BIBLE.

WHEN I GAVE MY LIFE TO

THE LORD, THAT'S WHEN I

GOT INTO THE MEAT OF THE

WORD.

AND THE MEAT OF THE WORD

IS WHAT CHANGED MY LIFE.

Reporter: ONE THING

SHE LEARNED WAS THE

IMPORTANCE OF TITHING AND

TRUSTING GOD WITH HER

FINANCES.

ONE OF THE FIRST

MESSAGES WHEN I WENT TO

CHURCH WAS THE BLESSING OF

DEUTERONOMY 28.

I WAS ABLE TO HEAR ALL

THAT GOD HAD IN STORE FOR

ME.

IT WAS NO LONGER MY MIGHT

OR MY ABILITY OR MY

INTELLIGENCE, EVEN THOUGH

ALL OF THAT GOD WOULD USE,

BUT NOW I WAS CONNECTED TO

THE SOURCE OF WISDOM, THE

SOURCE OF POWER, THE

SOURCE OF STRENGTH.

I STARTED TITHING RIGHT

AWAY, AND BY THE GRACE OF

GOD, I'VE NEVER MISSED

TITHING.

Reporter: SHE SAYS AS

SHE TITHED, GOD WAS ALWAYS

FAITHFUL.

LIKE THE TIME HER COMPANY

WAS BOUGHT OUT, AND SHE

CASHED OUT HER STOCK

OPTIONS TO INVEST IN

RENTAL PROPERTIES.

I DON'T KNOW HOW WE DID

IT, BUT I BECAME

DEBT-FREE.

Reporter: AND SHE

SAYS AS GOD BLESSED HER,

SHE WANTED TO BLESS OTHERS

THROUGH GIVING.

SO SHE BECAME A CBN

PARTNER.

I LOVE WHAT CBN DOES.

NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS IN

WHATEVER PART OF THE

WORLD, YOU'RE THERE.

YOU'RE ALWAYS GIVING TO

PEOPLE, AND HELPING THE

POOR, AND HELPING A CHILD.

HERE I AM, I CANNOT GO AND

FIND THAT CHILD, BUT I

GIVE IT TO CBN AND THIS

CHILD HAS A GOOD LIFE.

THAT'S WHY IT IS IMPORTANT

IMPORTANT.

WHEN YOU'RE CONNECTING TO

A MINISTRY, YOU'RE

CONNECTING TO SOMEBODY

STRONG.

AND I DO BELIEVE THAT THE

ANOINTING THAT I'M WALKING

IN RIGHT NOW IS BECAUSE OF

THE PEOPLE I'M CONNECTED

TO.

Reporter: ALTHEA IS

STILL WORKING AS A

PHARMACIST AND PROSPERING

WITH HER RENTAL

PROPERTIES.

WHILE SHE STILL BELIEVES

IN HARD WORK AND MANAGING

MONEY-WISELY, SHE KNOWS

THE TRUE BLESSINGS COME

FROM GOD.

IT IS BY THE GRACE OF

GOD THAT I CAN EVEN GIVE

OR HAVE COMPASSION.

ONCE YOU SAY YES, LORD,

HERE I AM, USE ME, SEND

ME, HE WILL BRING THE

MONEY TO YOU.

HE WILL BRING THE HOMES

AND INVESTMENTS, WHATEVER

WE NEED, BECAUSE HE KNOWS

IF HE CAN GET IT TO US, IT

CAN FLOW THROUGH US TO

WHEREVER IT IS NEEDED.

Gordon: HERE IS THE

PROMISE FROM MATH 25: "TO

THOSE WHO USE WELL WHAT

THEY ARE GIVEN, EVEN MORE

WILL BE GIVEN AND THEY

WILL HAVE AN ABUNDANCE.

BUT FROM THOSE WHO DO

NOTHING, EVEN WHAT LITTLE

THEY HAVE WILL BE TAKEN

AWAY."

USE WELL WHAT YOU'VE BEEN

GIVEN.

REALIZE IT IS ALL GOD'S.

WHEN YOU HAVE THAT

UNDERSTANDING, THEN IT

BECOMES VERY EASY TO SAY,

OKAY, HOW CAN I HELP

OTHERS?

HOW CAN I BE A PART OF

WHAT GOD WANTS TO DO IN

THE WORLD TODAY?

IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART

OF WHAT CBN IS DOING, GIVE

US A CALL AND SAY, YES, I

WANT TO JOIN "THE 700

CLUB."

IT IS JUST $20 A MONTH, 65

CENTS A DAY.

CALL US NOW,

1-800-759-0700.

> WELL, FOR YEARS, SCOT

HORWORTH HAS BEEN SAVING

FOR HIS DAUGHTER'S COLLEGE

FUND.

BUT WHEN HE LOST HIS JOB,

THE BILLS KEPT COMING AND

SCOTT'S SAVINGS QUICKLY

DISAPPEARED.

Reporter: SCOTT AND

HIS DAUGHTER, ERIN, LOVE

FLORIDA STATE FOOTBALL.

A CAREER SALESMAN, SCOTT

HAD BEEN PLANNING FOR

YEARS TO PAY FOR ERIN'S

COLLEGE.

THEN IN 2007, HE GOT LAID

OFF.

BY THEN HE WAS DIVORCED

AND HAD NOTHING TO FALL

BACK ON.

MY UNEMPLOYMENT WASN'T

EVEN PAYING MY BILLS.

I WAS GOING THROUGH MY

401K, AND I BASICALLY HAD

NO SAVINGS LEFT BECAUSE I

HAD TO PAY MY BILLS.

Reporter: SCOTT, WHO

HAD RECENTLY BECOME A

CHRISTIAN, WAS FRUSTRATED.

THEN ONE DAY A FRIEND

EXPLAINED HOW GOD TAKES

CARE OF US WHEN WE TITHE.

SCOTT WAS SKEPTICAL, BUT

HE GAVE IT A TRY.

I THOUGHT, OKAY, GOD,

I'M GOING TO TEST YOU IN

THIS.

LET'S SEE WHAT YOU CAN DO.

WITHIN A COUPLE OF WEEKS,

I GET A CHECK IN THE MAIL

FROM THE COMPANY THAT LAID

ME OFF.

I GET A CHECK FOR ABOUT

$2,025, AND IT CAME AT A

TIME WHEN I REALLY, REALLY

NEEDED IT.

Reporter: AND THEN

MONTHS LATER, SCOTLANDED A

JOB.

AS HIS INCOME ROSE, SO DID

HIS GIVING.

AND HE STARTED TO CLIMB

OUT OF HIS FINANCIAL HOLE.

THE MORE YOU GO OUT AND

TAKE THAT LEAP OF FAITH,

AND THE MORE HE DOES FOR

YOU, THE MORE YOUR FAITH

BUILDS UP.

AND THE MORE YOUR FAITH

BUILD UP, THE MORE HE DOES

FOR YOU.

IT IS UNBELIEVABLE.

Reporter: HE SAYS HIS

FAITH WAS TESTED AGAIN

WHEN HIS COMPANY DOWNSIZED

AND HE LOST HIS JOB.

THIS TIME HE WAS READY.

NOT ONLY DID HE TITHE OFF

HIS UNEMPLOYMENT CHECK, HE

GAVE MORE THAN THAT WHEN

HE BECAME A CBN PARTNER.

NOW MY FAITH HAS BEEN

ENERGIZED AND I WAS NOT AS

STRESSED AS I WAS THE

FIRST TIME AROUND.

I KNEW HE WOULD TAKE CARE

OF ME AGAIN.

Reporter: IT WASN'T

LONG BEFORE HE LANDED

ANOTHER JOB WITH A BIGGER

SALARY.

IT AS BEEN AN AMAZING

RIDE.

Reporter: SCOTT HAS

SINCE PAID OFF HIS DEBT

AND IS BUILDING UP HIS

SAVINGS AND RETIREMENT.

PLUS, HIS DAUGHTER, ERIN,

WAS AWARDED A COLLEGE

SCHOLARSHIP FOR TWO YEARS.

NOW SCOTT HA THE HAS THE TIME AND

MEANS TO SAVE UP FOR THE

REST OF HER EDUCATION.

IT IS A GOD THING.

IT'S NOTHING I DID.

IT IS AMAZING WHAT HE'LL

DO IF YOU LET HIM.

Gordon: HERE IS THE

PROMISE FROM HEBREWS 11:

"WITHOUT FAITH, IT IS

IMPOSSIBLE TO PLEASE HIM.

FOR HE WHO COMES TO GOD

MUST BELIEVE THAT HE IS,

AND THAT HE IS A REWARDER

OF THOSE WHO DILIGENTLY

SEEK HIM."

SCOTT THAT PUT THAT INTO

PRACTICE AND SAID, GOD

EXISTS.

HE IS THERE.

IF I DILIGENTLY FOLLOW, IF

I DO THAT, THEN THE

REWARDS WILL COME.

GOD WATCHES OVER HIS WORD

TO PERFORM IT.

YOU CAN COUNT ON IT.

IF YOU WANT TO TRUST HIM

WITH YOUR FINANCES IN

2016, JUST SAY, YES, I

WANT TO TRUST GOD.

I WANT TO TRUST THAT HE

WILL PROVIDE FOR ALL OF MY

NEEDS.

IF YOU WANT TO DO THAT AND

SAY, OKAY, CAN I START

TITHING?

CAN I START GIVING?

CAN I START FINDING PEOPLE

TO HELP?

CAN I BE A PART OF WHAT

GOD WANTS TO DO?

IF YOU WANT TO DO AND DO

THAT AROUND THE WORLD,

IT'S EASY.

ALL YOU'VE GOT TO DO IS

CALL US: 1-800-759-0700.

AND SAY, YES, I WANT TO BE

A PART OF IT.

I WANT TO BE A PART OF

HELPING PEOPLE AROUND THE

WORLD.

A PORTION OF EVERY GIFT TO

"THE 700 CLUB" GOES INTO

THE WORK OF "OPERATION

BLESSING."

ANOTHER PORTION GOES INTO

THE WORK OF CBN

INTERNATIONAL TO PREACH

THE GOSPEL AROUND THE

WORLD.

WE'RE NOW BROADCASTING IN

100 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES,

MULTIPLE LANGUAGES.

WE'RE TRAINING CHRISTIANS

HOW TO DO CHRISTIAN

TELEVISION, HOW TO HAVE

TESTIMONIES OF WHAT JESUS

IS DOING IN THEIR COUNTRY.

ALL MADE POSSIBLE BECAUSE

PEOPLE LIKE YOU CARE

ENOUGH TO GIVE.

CALL US NOW:

1-800-759-0700.

LET'S GO TO WENDY AT THE

PHONES.

Wendy: THANK YOU,

GORDON.

IN HEAVEN, WE CAN LOOK

FORWARD TO NO MORE TEARS,

NO MORE PAIN, AND NO MORE

FEAR.

WHAT ELSE IS IN STORE FOR

US?

YOU'LL FIND OUT IN THIS

NEW D.V.D.

TAKE A LOOK.

Wendy: DON'T MISS

WHAT GOD HAS FOR YOU.

IF YOU ARE A BELIEVER,

THEN YOU HAVE THAT

ASSURANCE THAT YOU'RE

GOING TO BE WITH JESUS

FOREVER.

BUT IF YOUR NOT, LET TODAY

BE THE DAY THAT YOU MAKE

THAT DECISION, SO YOU KNOW

WHAT WE AS BELIEVERS FEEL.

WE HAVE THAT PEACE, WE

HAVE THAT ASSURANCE

BECAUSE THE BIBLE SAYS,

JESUS SAYS, I GO TO

PREPARE A PLACE FOR YOU.

WE WANT YOU TO HAVE THAT

ASSURANCE AS WELL.

IT IS ALL HERE IN OUR NEW

D.V.D. CALLED "HEAVEN,

WHAT GOD HAS PREPARED FOR

THOSE WHO LOVE HIM."

DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOU'LL

SPEND ETERNITY?

THE MOST IMPORTANT

QUESTION YOU'LL ASK ON

THIS SIDE OF HEAVEN.

JUST CALL AND SAY, YES, I

WANT TO JOIN "THE 700

CLUB."

JUST 65 CENTS A DAY, $20 A

MONTH, MAKES YOU A CBN

MEMBER.

THE NUMBER IS RIGHT THERE

ON YOUR SCREEN:

1-800-759-0700.

OR YOU CAN LOG ON TO

cbn.com.

WHEN YOU DO, SAY I WANT TO

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

IF YOU'RE ALREADY A CBN

PARTNER AT $20 A MONTH, I

WANT TO SAY THANK YOU SO

MUCH.

WE CAN'T DO IT WITHOUT

YOU.

AND WHEN WE ALL COME

TOGETHER WE'RE MAKING A

HUGE DIFFERENCE AROUND THE

WORLD.

IT IS A BRAND NEW YEAR,

I'D LIKE TO CHALLENGE YOU

TO GO TO OUR GOLD LEVEL,

WHICH IS JUST $40 A MONTH.

AND WHEN YOU DO THAT,

WE'RE GOING TO BLESS YOU

WITH THREE OF THE

TEACHINGS.

AND IF YOU CAN DO MORE, A

LOT OF US CAN, LET'S GO UP

TO OUR THOUSAND CLUB

LEVEL, AND WE'RE GOING TO

BLESS YOU WITH FIVE

D.V.D.s.

IF YOU GIVE RIGHT NOW, GO

TO YOUR PHONES AND GIVE

RIGHT NOW, EVERY DOLLAR

YOU PLEDGE WILL BE MATCHED

DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR.

SO, IN ESSENCE, YOU'RE

GIVING TWICE A MUCH, SO IT

IS A GREAT TIME TO GO TO

YOUR PHONES.

TERRY?

Terry: FOR YEARS, A

COUPLE IN CHINA WANTED A

FAMILY, BUT WHEN THEY

FINALLY HAD CHILDREN, IT

WASN'T EXACTLY A HAPPY

TIME.

BOTH OF THEIR CHILDREN

WERE BORN WITH

LIFE-THREATENING

CONDITIONS.

AFTER THE DEATH OF TWO

CHILDREN AND SEVERAL

MISCARRIAGES, THE TONGS

FINALLY HAD THE FAMILY

THEY ALWAYS HOPED FOR.

WE HAD TWO CHILDREN WHO

LOVED EACH OTHER.

AT NIGHT, WHEN THEY

WERE SLEEPING, I WOULD

HOLD THEIR LITTLE HANDS

AND FEET.

Terry: THEN SEAN GOT

VERY SICK.

HIS BIG SISTER REMEMBERS.

HIS FACE TURNED RED.

ALL HE DID WAS CRY.

AND HE WOULD NOT EAT

ANYTHING.

Terry: A DOCTOR SAID

THAT THE TONG'S SON HAD A

WHOLE IN THEIR HEART.

AND SOON AFTER, THEY FOUND

OUT THEIR DAUGHTER DID,

TOO.

MY CHILDREN WERE ALWAYS

ON DRIPS AND ANTIBIOTICS.

I WAS TORTURED EVERY

DAY WITH THOUGHTS THAT WE

WOULD LOSE THE CHILDREN,

LIKE WE DID THE OTHERS.

I WOULD WAKE UP IN A COLD

SWEAT.

Terry: AS THE YEARS

PASSED, THINGS ONLY GOT

WORSE.

THE CHILDREN NEEDED HEART

SURGERY, BUT WITH THE

INCOME THE TONGS MADE FROM

FARMING, IT WOULD TAKE 20

YEARS TO SAVE FOR TWO

SURGERIES.

NEITHER OF THEM HAD THE

STRENGTH TO PLAY OUTSIDE.

SEAN COULD NOT EVEN CLIMB

STAIRS.

Terry: BUT SHE NEVER

GAVE UP HOPE.

MY SISTER ALWAYS

CHEERED ME UP AND SAID

THAT WE WOULD BE FINE, AND

THERE WAS NO NEED TO WORRY

ABOUT OUR DISEASE.

I HOPED THAT ONE DAY WE

WOULD BE ABLE TO GO

OUTSIDE AND EXPLORE THE

WORLD.

Terry: IT SEEMED LIKE

WISHFUL THINKING UNTIL

SOMEONE INTRODUCED THE

TONGS TO CBN, AND WE SAID

WE WOULD HELP PROVIDE

HEART SURGERY FOR BOTH OF

THEIR CHILDREN.

I HAVE NEVER HEARD OF

COMPLETE STRANGERS GIVING

THEIR MONEY TO HELP PEOPLE

LIKE US.

AND YOU HELPED US SO FAST,

AND USED THE BEST HOSPITAL

POSSIBLE.

Terry: SINCE THEIR

SURGERIES, SEAN AND FONG

HAVE MADE REMARKABLE

RECOVERIES.

I'M SO HAPPY.

ALL I WANT TO DO IS PICK

FLOWERS.

I AM COMPLETELY CURED, AND

SO IS SEAN.

YOU CAN SEE HOW BIG AND

STRONG I AM.

YOU SAVED MY WHOLE

FAMILY FROM THE SHADOW OF

DEATH.

Terry: CAN YOU

IMAGINE HAVING LOST TWO

CHILDREN, HAVING MULTIPLE

MISCARRIAGES, AND THEN

FINDING OUT THAT BOTH THE

CHILDREN YOU HAD HAD

LIFE-THREATENING DISEASES

AND THERE WAS NOTHING YOU

COULD DO ABOUT IT.

THEY SIMPLY DIDN'T HAVE

THE MEANS.

AND THEN YOU, CBN PARTNER,

STEPPED RIGHT INTO THEIR

NEEDS.

YOU BLESSED THAT FAMILY

BEYOND MEASURE, AND WE

WANT TO SAY THANK YOU.

IF YOU'RE A "700 CLUB"

MEMBER, THEN YOU'RE PAYING

65 DIDN'T A DAY, $20 A

MONTH TO BE PART OF OUR

NETWORK WHO ARE REACHING

OUT TO THE WORLD.

IF YOU'RE A PARTNER RIGHT

NOW, WOULD YOU CONSIDER

GOING UP TO "700 CLUB"

GOLD, WHICH IS $40 A

MONTH.

AND THERE IS THE THOUSAND

CLUB, WHICH IS $84 NOTH.

$84 MONTH.

FOUNDERS JOIN US AT $417 A

MONTH.

AND WE HAVE A CHAIRMAN'S

CIRCLE, WHO ARE FRIENDS

WHO GIVE $10,000 OR MORE A

YEAR.

WITHOUT LEAVING YOUR

LIVING ROOM, YOU CAN TOUCH

LIVES IN A DRAMATIC WAY,

LIKE THE FAMILY YOU JUST

SAW IN CHINA.

AND BEYOND THAT, BECAUSE

WE'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF A

CHALLENGE, IT MEANS EVERY

DOLLAR YOU GIVE WILL BE

MATCHED, DOLLAR FOR

DOLLAR.

CALL NOW, 1-800-759-0700.

GORDON?

Gordon: A FEW YEARS

AGO, VINCE AND TRACY

MARTELLA HAD NO IDEA WHERE

THEIR NEXT MEAL WAS COMING

FROM.

VINCE WAS IN SCHOOL, AND

TRACY HAD JUST LOST HER

JOB.

AND SOMETIMES THEY HAD TO

CHOOSE BETWEEN PAYING THE

MORTGAGE AND FEEDING THEIR

FAMILY.

Reporter: THE

MARTELLA FAMILY LOVES

EVERYTHING BASEBALL.

BUT AMERICA'S PASTTIME WAS

THE LAST THING ON THEIR

MINDS AFTER TRACY WAS LET

GO AT WORK.

I WAS DEVASTATED THAT I

HAD LOST MY JOB BECAUSE I

HAD THOUGHT THAT WOULD BE

MY CAREER.

ALL I COULD THINK WAS,

WHAT AM I GOING TO DO?

HOW AM I GOING TO FEED MY

KIDS?

Reporter: VINCE WAS

WORKING HARD TO FINISH

TRADE SCHOOL, WHILE TRACY

TOOK ANY JOB SHE COULD

FIND, LIKE CLEANING HOUSES

FOR FRIENDS.

WE DIDN'T KNOW HOW WE

WERE GOING TO MAKE IT.

IT WAS HARD.

I REMEMBER FEELING

HELPLESS.

THE MORE WE CUT BACK, THE

MORE IMPOSSIBLE IT LOOKED.

I JUST DECIDED AT THAT

POINT, GOD, YOU'RE GOING

TO HAVE TO DO SOMETHING.

Reporter: THE

MARTELLAS TURNED TO GOD

FOR COMFORT AND STAYED IN

CONSTANT PRAYER.

THEN A FRIEND TOLD THEM

ABOUT "OPERATION BLESSING"

PARTNER "WAREHOUSE OF

HOPE."

A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE

STILL WITHOUT JOBS.

WE WANT TO GIVE PEOPLE

HOPE.

GOD IS USING "OPERATION

BLESSING" TO PROVIDE WHAT

WE NEED.

Reporter: "WAREHOUSE

OF HOPE" PROVIDES TOD FOOD TO

MORE THAN 1500 FAMILIES.

WE STARTED GOING EVERY

WEEK, AND WE WOULD MAKE IT

THROUGH.

I WOULD COME HOME AND

SEE THOSE GROCERIES, AND I

WOULD KNOW SHE DIDN'T

SPEND ALL OF THIS MONEY AT

A GROCERY STORE BECAUSE WE

DIDN'T HAVE THAT KIND OF

MONEY.

IT WOULD BLOW ME AWAY.

Reporter: VINCE

EVENTUALLY FOUND A JOB AS

A PROPERTY MANAGER, AND

TRACY STARTED TUTORING FOR

A CHRISTIAN SCHOOL.

THEY'RE NOW ON TOP OF

THEIR EXPENSES AND

VOLUNTEERING AT "WAREHOUSE

OF HOPE."

IT WAS A BLESSING THAT

WE WERE ABLE TO BLESS SOME

OTHER PEOPLE.

THAT WAS OBVIOUSLY JUST A

GREAT FEELING.

I MEAN, WHEN WE WERE

HURTING, WHEN WE DIDN'T

HAVE THE MONEY, IT WAS A

LIFESAVER.

"WAREHOUSE OF HOPE" AND

"OPERATION BLESSING"

DEFINITELY PUT FOOD ON MY

TABLE.

THANK YOU FOR MAKING IT

POSSIBLE TO FEED MY

FAMILY.

Gordon: IF YOU'RE A

MEMBER OF "THE 700 CLUB,"

THANK YOU FOR MAKING IT

POSSIBLE.

THAT'S JUST ONE STORY.

BUT THERE ARE THREE

MILLION AMERICANS EVERY

SINGLE MONTH WHO ARE BEING

FED BY "OPERATION

BLESSING."

YOU CAN BE A PART OF ALL

OF THAT BY JUST JOINING

"THE 700 CLUB."

IT IS JUST $20 A MONTH, 65

CENTS A DAY, AND YOU HELP

MILLIONS OF PEOPLE.

NOT JUST ONE OR TWO, BUT

MILLIONS ARE BENEFITING

BECAUSE YOU CARE ENOUGH TO

GIVE.

IF THAT'S YOU, GIVE US A

CALL: 1-800-759-0700.

WE'VE GOT A $102,000 ON A

CHALLENGE.

IF WE GET THE RED NUMBER

UP, WE'VE GOT $50,000 TO

GO WITH JUST 25 MINUTES

AND 13 SECONDS.

SO GO TO THE PHONE AND

CALL US: 1-800-759-0700.

WHEN YOU CALL, ASK FOR

PLEDGE EXPRESS, AND THAT'S

ELECTRONIC MONTHLY GIVING

WHERE THE BANK DOES ALL OF

THE WORK.

THERE ARE NO CHECKS TO

WRITE, NOTHING TO MAIL IN.

WE SEND TO YOU "POWER FOR

LIFE," MONTHLY TEACHING

C.D.s.

SO ASK FOR PLEDGE EXPRESS

WHEN YOU CALL.

DO IT NOW: 1-800-759-0700.

LET'S GO OVER TO WENDY.

WARMES Wendy: THANKS,

GORDON.

WHAT CAN WE REALLY KNOW

ABOUT HEAVEN?

TAKE A LOOK AS PAT

ROBERTSON DESCRIBES IT.

Wendy: MAYBE YOUR A

SKEPTIC, OR MAYBE YOU

BELIEVE IN HEAVEN BUT

YOU'VE GOT A LOT OF

QUESTIONS.

FOR EXAMPLE, WILL

CHRISTIANS BE JUDGED FOR

THEIR SINS?

CAN I LOSE MY PLACE IN

HEAVEN?

WILL I KNOW MY FAMILY AND

MY LOVED ONES WHEN I GET

THERE?

AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, HOW

CAN I BE SURE I WILL SPEND

ETERNITY IN HEAVEN?

THAT'S THE MOST IMPORTANT

QUESTION YOU'LL EVER ASK

YOURSELF.

WE WANT YOU TO HAVE THOSE

ANSWERS.

THIS IS YOURS WHEN YOU

CALL RIGHT NOW.

JUST SAY, YES, I WANT TO

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

HOW MUCH IS IT?

GREAT QUESTION.

65 CENTS A DAY, $20 A

MONTH IS ALL IT TAKES TO

BECOME A CBN PARTNER.

IF YOU'RE ALREADY A CBN

PARTNER, I WANT TO SAY

THANK YOU.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO MAKE A

BIGGER DIFFERENCE?

I WANT TO CHALLENGE YOU TO

GO UP TO OUR GOLD LEVEL.

THAT'S JUST $40 A MONTH.

WE'RE GOING TO BLESS YOU

BACK WITH THREE OF THE

D.V.D.s.

IF YOU COULD DO MORE,

LET'S GO UP TO OUR

THOUSAND CLUB LEVEL, WHICH

IS JUST $84 A MONTH.

IF YOU DO THAT, WE'RE

GOING TO SAY THANK YOU

WITH FIVE OF OUR BRAND NEW

TEACHING.

ONE FOR YOU AND FOUR TO

GIVE TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS

THAT MAYBE THEY HAVE NO

IDEA WHERE THEY'RE GOING

AFTER THIS LIFE, AND YOU

WANT THEM TO HAVE THAT

ASSURANCE, THAT HEAVEN IS

FOR REAL.

THIS IS OUR GIFT TO YOU

WHEN YOU CALL RIGHT NOW

AND JUST SAY YES.

GORDON?

Gordon: DURING THE

RECESSION, MANY SMALL

BUSINESSES STRUGGLED TO

STAY AFLOAT, AND OTHERS

CLOSED THEIR DOORS.

BUT JOE AND LISA FOUND OUT

HOW TO KEEP THEIR COMPANY

GOING STRONG IN ANY

ECONOMY.

Reporter: JOE SMITH

HAS BEEN IN THE TOWING

BUSINESS FOR YEARS.

HE AND HIS BROTHER RUN A

COMPANY THEIR FATHER

STARTED IN 1945.

JOE GIVES GOD THE CREDIT

FOR THEIR LONGEVITY AND

SUCCESS.

I PROBABLY WON'T BE

HERE IF IT WASN'T FOR GOD.

GOD HAS ALWAYS TOOK CARE

OF US.

Reporter: HE AND HIS

WIFE, LISA, BELIEVE IT

GOES BACK TO A DECISION

THEY MADE AT NEWLYWEDS

ALMOST 40 YEARS AGO, THAT

FOR RICHER OR POORER, THEY

WOULD TITHE TO THEIR

CHURCH.

I'VE HAD TIMES WHERE

MAYBE WE COULDN'T AFFORD

TO TITHE, BUT YOU GIVE

YOUR TITHE AND YOU'LL BE

BLESSED FOR IT.

YES, WE'VE SEEN GOD

ALWAYS MEET OUR NEEDS.

ALWAYS.

HE HAS NEVER FAILED US.

Reporter: EVEN

THROUGH THE UPS AND DOWNS

OF THE ECONOMY, THEY SAY

GOD SUSTAINED THE BUSINESS

BECAUSE THEY WERE FAITHFUL

TO GIVE.

ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN IN

THIS BUSINESS.

WE'VE EXPERIENCED IT.

GOD WILL GIVE IT BACK TO

YOU IF YOU GIVE IT TO

SOMEONE, OR GIVE THEM

EITHER YOUR SERVICES OR

BREAK ON THE CHARGES.

Reporter: AS THE

COMPANY GREW, THE SMITHS

STARTED GIVING ABOVE THEIR

TITHES TO OTHER

MINISTRIES.

IN 1977, THEY BECAME CBN

PARTNERS.

I WAS A YOUNG MOTHER AT

HOME, AND I HAD THE TV ON.

AND PAT ROBERTSON WAS ON

WITH "THE 700 CLUB."

AND HE EXPLAINED ABOUT

PARTNERING WITH HIM.

Reporter: THEY'VE

BEEN GIVING TO CBN EVER

SINCE.

I JUST WANT TO HELP

OTHERS.

I WANT TO BE A PART OF

BROADCASTING TO THE WORLD

ABOUT JESUS.

Reporter: THEIR

TOWING COMPANY HAS GROWN

OVER THE YEARS, FROM JUST

A FEW TRUCKS TO OVER 20,

WITH 13 EMPLOYEES.

IF YOU FEEL LIKE YOU'VE

GIVEN SOMETHING TO SOMEONE

IN NEED, YOU'LL MAKE IT

BACK BEFORE YOU TURN THE

NEXT CORNER.

THERE IS A UNIVERSAL

PRINCIPLE THAT HE PUT INTO

EXISTENCE.

AND IT IS REAP WHAT YOU

SOW, AND GIVE AND IT SHALL

BE GIVEN UNTO YOU.

Gordon: A WONDERFUL

COUPLE AND WONDERFUL

PRINCIPLES.

WHEN YOU FOLLOW THE

PRINCIPLES, YOU GET THE

RESULTS.

THAT'S WHAT GOD HONORS.

HE HONORS IT.

HE WATCHES OVER HIS WORD

TO PERFORM IT.

IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART

OF EVERYTHING WE'RE DOING,

IF YOU WANT TO SEE THE

GOSPEL PREACHED AROUND THE

WORLD, IF YOU WANT TO SEE

PEOPLE HELPED AROUND THE

WORLD, JOIN "THE 700

CLUB."

1-800-759-0700.

I'VE GOT SOME GREAT NEWS

FROM FLORIDA.

SOME CBN PARTNERS SAY WE

WANT TO ADD TO THIS

CHALLENGE.

THEY'RE GOING TO ADD

$65,300 TO IT.

THAT TAKES US UP TO

$167,000.

LORD, WE ASK FOR BLESSING

OVER THIS AND WE ASK FOR

INCREASE, THE I INCREASE

THAT ONLY COMES FROM YOU,

30, 60, 100-FOLD.

LORD, BLESS THE PEOPLE WHO

HAVE MADE THIS CHALLENGE

POSSIBLE.

AND BLESS THOSE WHO ARE

WATCHING RIGHT NOW AND WHO

ARE RESPONDING.

OPEN THE WINDOWS OF HEAVEN

AND POUR OUT A BLESSING

THEY CANNOT CONTAIN, FOR

WE ASK IT IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

$167,000 IS THE CHALLENGE

AMOUNT.

WE'VE GOT A LONG WAY TO

GO.

$97,000 TO MAKE IT.

19 MINUTES, 19 SECONDS.

CALL US RIGHT NOW,

1-800-759-0700.

AND JUST SAY, YES, I WANT

TO JOIN.

I WANT TO BE A PART OF IT.

I WANT TO BE A MEMBER OF

"THE 700 CLUB."

DO IT NOW: 1-800-759-0700.

OR YOU CAN GO TO

CBN.COM.

AND WHEN YOU GIVE MONTHLY

ON THE INTERNET, YOU'LL

AUTOMATICALLY SIGN UP FOR

PLEDGE EXPRESS.

THAT'S ELECTRONIC MONTHLY

GIVING, WHERE THE BANK

DOES ALL OF THE WORK.

THERE ARE NO CHECKS TO

WRITE, NOTHING TO MAIL IN.

AND WE SEND AS OUR GIFT TO

YOU, "POWER FOR LIFE,"

MONTHLY TEACHING C.D.s.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE THOSE,

ASK FOR CBN WHEN YOU CALL.

THE RED NUMBER IS $94,000.

CALL US NOW:

1-800-759-0700.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, WHEN SIH

WAS BORN, HIS PARENTS WERE

CONSUMED WITH GRIEF AND

GUILT.

EVEN WORSE, THEY FEARED

THEIR BABY WAS SLOWLY

DYING AND THERE WAS

NOTHING THEY COULD DO TO

SAVE HIM.

Reporter:

SIX-MONTH-OLD SIH WAS BORN

WITH A CLEFT LIP AND

PALATE.

WE DIDN'T UNDERSTAND

WHY WE DIDN'T HAVE A

HEALTHY BABY, LIKE ALL OF

THE OTHER PARENTS.

WHEN WE GOT HOME, EVERYONE

KEPT ASKING ME WHAT I DID

TO HAVE A CHILD LIKE THIS?

Reporter: IT WAS FOR

IMPOSSIBLE FOR SIH TO

DRINK HIS MOTHER'S MILK.

HE WAS HARDLY GAINING ANY

WEIGHT THE.

>WEIGHT.

WE HAD TO FEED HIM

POWDERED MILK, BUT IT

OFTEN UPSET HIS STOMACH.

WE WANTED TO BUY HIM COW'S

MILK, BUT WE COULDN'T

AFFORD IT.

Reporter: AS A DAY

LABOR ROLABORER IN INDIA, HIS

FATHER COULDN'T PAY FOR A

CLEFT LIP OPERATION.

MY SON WAS ALWAYS ON MY

MIND.

THE GOVERNMENT WASN'T

GOING TO HELP US.

WE DIDN'T HAVE ANYONE ELSE

TO TURN TO FOR HELP.

Reporter: THEN A

LOCAL HOSPITAL FOUND OUT

ABOUT SIH AND CONTACTED

CBN.

WE TOLD THEM THAT WE WOULD

SPONSOR THE SURGERY.

AFTER THE OPERATION, HE

HAS BEEN ABLE TO DRINK

MILK WITHOUT ANY PROBLEM,

AND SLEEP WELL.

HIS HEALTH IS ALSO A LOT

BETTER.

AND HE IS GAINING WEIGHT.

I NEVER THOUGHT MY SON

WOULD HAVE A NORMAL

LIVING, BUT YOU MADE IT

POSSIBLE.

THE DOCTORS DID A GOOD

JOB.

WE ARE SO HAPPY.

Terry: I MARVEL AT

THE AMAZING JOB THESE

DOCTORS ARE ABLE TO DO.

THESE CHILDREN WALK AWAY

WITH BEAUTIFUL SMILES.

THEY'RE ABLE TO ELITE AND

BE NOURISHED.

THEY'LL GROW UP AND BE

EDUCATED, AND THEY'LL

MARRY.

AND IT'S ALL BECAUSE OF

YOUR KINDNESS AND YOUR

CARING.

WE WANT TO SAY THANK YOU,

"700 CLUB" MEMBERS.

YOU'RE MAKING A DIFFERS DIFFERENCE

IN LIVES ALL AROUND THE

WORLD AND HERE IN THE

UNITED STATES.

THIS IS A MOMENT WHERE WE

NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU --

WE NEED TO KNOW YOU'RE

WITH US THIS COMING YEAR.

WHEN YOU GIVE RIGHT NOW,

EVERY DOLLAR YOU GIVE WILL

BE MATCHED DOLLAR FOR

DOLLAR.

I'M ASKING YOU RIGHT NOW,

WOULD YOU CONSIDER GOING

UP TO THE NEXT CLUB LEVEL,

ABOVE WHATEVER YOUR GIVING

RIGHT NOW.

THERE ARE THE LEVELS HAVE

YOU TO CHOOSE FROM.

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP IS $20

A MONTH.

THE GOLD CLUB IS $40.

LOTS OF PEOPLE THIS WEEK

HAVE BEEN GOING UP TO THE

THOUSAND CLUB, AND SOME TO

THE 2500 CLUB, AND WE HAVE

HAD MANY PEOPLE COMING IN

AT THE FOUNDERS LEVEL,

$417 A MONTH.

AND THE CHAIRMAN'S CIRCLE

ARE FRIENDS WHO GIVE

$10,000 A YEAR OR MORE.

IT IS GOING TO GIVE YOU A

SATISFACTION I CAN'T

DEFINE OR DESCRIBE.

WHEN YOU USE PLEDGE

EXPRESS, WE'RE GOING TO

SEND YOU THESE "POWER FOR

LIFE" TEACHINGS AND THE

D.V.D. "HEAVEN."

SO CALL NOW.

Gordon: THERE IS

74,000 LEFT IN THIS

WONDERFUL CHALLENGE.

A CHALLENGE MEANS EXISTING

CBN PARTNERS LIKE GIVING

SO MUCH THEY WANT TO

CHALLENGE OTHERS TO GIVE.

THEY'LL MATCH YOUR GIVING.

WE'VE GOT 15 MINUTES, 12

SECONDS TO GO.

CALL US NOW:

1-800-759-0700.

WELL, CAN YOU IMAGINE YOUR

CHILDREN COMING TO YOU AND

CRYING, I'M HUNGRY, AND

YOU HAVE NOTHING TO GIVE

THEM?

THAT'S WHAT THE MOTHER IN

OUR NEXT STORY WAS FACING

AFTER SHE LOST HER ONLY

SOURCE OF INCOME.

Reporter: AS A SINGLE

MOTHER RAISING TWO

CHILDREN, NATIVIDA

PANICKED THE DAY HER

SEWING MACHINE BROKE.

I WAS SEWING AND

SUDDENLY MY MACHINE MADE A

TERRIBLE SOUND AND THEN IT

DID NOT WORK ANYMORE.

I FELL DOWN AND HUGGED THE

TABLE AND THE SEWING

MACHINE AND I CRIED.

Reporter: SEWING HAS

BEEN HER ONLY SOURCE OF

INCOME FOR THE PAST EIGHT

YEARS.

MONEY FROM HER BUSINESS

MEANT THEY WOULD HAVE FOOD

AND ELECTRICITY.

NOW ALL OF THAT WAS IN

JEOPARDY.

WHEN YOU'RE CHILDREN

SAY, I'M HUNGRY, I'M

HUNGRY, AND YOU HAVE

NOTHING TO GIVE THEM, THAT

IS THE WORST FEELING.

I BEGAN TO CRY.

MY CHILDREN LOOKED AT ME.

MY YOUNGEST SAID, DON'T

CRY, MOMMY.

GOD WILL PROVIDE.

Reporter: THEN SHE

DEVELOPED A SEVERE PAIN IN

HER SIDE.

UNFORTUNATELY, THERE WAS

NO MONEY FOR A DOCTOR OR

MEDICINE.

SHE COULDN'T WALK.

SHE COULDN'T DO ANYTHING.

SO I SAT ON HER BED AND

PRAYED.

I ASKED GOD TO TAKE CARE

OF MY MOM.

Reporter: WHEN

"OPERATION BLESSING" MET

THE FAMILY, WE PROVIDED

EMERGENCY MEDICAL

TREATMENT FOR NATIVIDA'S

INFECTION.

THEN WE GAVE THEM ENOUGH

FOOD TO LAST FOR TWO

MONTHS WHILE SHE

RECOVERED.

FINALLY WE GAVE HER A NEW

SEWING MACHINE.

WE ALSO GAVE HER CLOTH AND

THREAD AND EVERYTHING

NEEDED TO RESTART HER

SEWING BUSINESS.

NOW I'M SO THANKFUL.

WE HAVE ORDERS AND I

ALREADY HAVE A GOOD

INCOME.

THIS IS A MIRACLE.

THANK YOU, "OPERATION

BLESSING," FOR HELPING MY

MOM TO GET BETTER AND FOR

THE NEW SEWING MACHINE.

Gordon: AND THANK

YOU.

IF YOU'RE A MEMBER OF "THE

700 CLUB," YOU'RE PART OF

THAT.

IF YOU'RE NOT A MEMBER,

CALL US NOW AND JOIN:

1-800-759-0700.

A PORTION OF EVERY GIFT TO

"THE 700 CLUB" GOES INTO

THE WORK OF "OPERATION

BLESSING" TO HELP PEOPLE,

AND DO IT VERY TANGIBLY.

NOT JUST A HANDOUT, BUT A

HAND-UP, SO THEY CAN HAVE

A HOPE AND A FUTURE.

THE DIGNITY OF BEING ABLE

TO EARN THEIR OWN

LIVELIHOOD.

IT IS WONDERFUL WHAT

HAPPENS WHEN PEOPLE CARE

ENOUGH TO GIVE, AND JOIN

TOGETHER TO GIVE.

WE CAN DO SO MUCH IN SO

MANY DIFFERENT PLACES

AROUND THE WORLD.

CALL US NOW:

1-800-759-0700.

WE'VE GOT 12 MINUTES, 25

SECONDS LEFT ON THIS

CHALLENGE.

THE RED NUMBER IS AT

$62,000, $61,000 -- IT'S

GOING DOWN, BUT CALL US

NOW: 1-800-759-0700.

LET'S GO TO WENDY AT THE

PHONES.

Wendy: THANKS,

GORDON.

HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED WOO

HEAVEWHAT HEAVEN IS REALLY

LIKE?

I KNOW I DO.

THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT YOU

CAN FIND OUT WHEN YOU

WATCH THIS NEW D.V.D.

TAKE A LOOK.

Wendy: MAYBE YOU WANT

TO GO TO HEAVEN, BUT

YOU'RE SAYING, THERE IS NO

WAY.

I'VE DONE TOO MANY BAD

THINGS.

I'VE GOT GOOD NEWS FOR YOU

TODAY.

THAT'S A LIE FROM THE

ENEMY.

NONE OF US ARE WORTHY, BUT

JESUS DIED FOR OUR SINS SO

WE CAN BE WITH HIM

FOREVER.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HAVE

THAT ASSURANCE, WE WANT

YOU TO HAVE IT AS WELL

WITH OUR NEW TEACHING

CALLED "HEAVEN, WHAT GOD

HAS PREPARED FOR THOSE WHO

LOVE HIM."

1-800-759-0700 IS THE

NUMBER TO CALL.

WHEN YOU JOIN THE "700

CLUB," OR YOU CAN LOG ON

TO cbn.com, WHICH IS

JUST $20 A MONTH, 65 CENTS

A DAY -- YOU'VE PROBABLY

GOT 65 CENTS A DAY IN YOUR

POCKET OR IN YOUR COUCH.

BUT WITH THAT LITTLE BIT

OF MONEY, WE CAN CHANGE

THE WORLD.

IF YOU'RE ALREADY A CENTS CBN

PARTNER, WE ENCOURAGE YOU

TO GO UP TO THE NEXT

LEVEL, WHICH IS THE GOLD

CLUB LEVEL, $40 A MONTH.

AND THE THOUSAND CLUB

LEVEL IS $84 A MONTH, AND

WE'LL SEND YOU FIVE OF OUR

BRAND NEW TEACHING.

SOME OF YOU ARE SAYING,

YEAH, WENDY, I WANT TO GO

TO THE NEXT LEVEL.

CAROL HAS JUST GONE UP TO

OUR GOLD LEVEL.

THANTHANK YOU SO MUCH, CAROL.

ROSS IN SAN ANTONIO, HAS

GONE UP TO OUR THOUSAND

CLUB LEVEL.

THANK YOU, ROSE.

AND DORIS, FROM I THINK IT

IS LETEN, PENNSYLVANIA.

SHE HAS GONE UP TO OUR

THOUSAND CLUB LEVEL.

LOTS OF GOOD REPORTS HERE,

TERRY.

Terry: THANK YOU.

WATERING A VEGETABLE

GARDEN WAS NOT AN EASY

TASK FOR A LITTLE BOY.

HE HAD TO WALK EIGHT MILES

ROUNDTRIP JUST TO GET THE

WATER.

BUT NOT ANYMORE.

AND IT'S THANKS TO PEOPLE

LIKE YOU.

Reporter: EVERY

MORNING BEFORE SCHOOL,

CHULO WATERS THE

VEGETABLES GARDEN THAT HIS

CLASS PLANTED.

BUT HE HAS TO WALK TWO

MILES ROUNDTRIP TO THE

WATER SOURCE.

HE MAKES THAT TRIP FOUR

TIMES A DAY, WALKING A

TOTAL OF EIGHT MILES.

CHULO HAS TO COLLECT WATER

BECAUSE THE TANK THAT HELD

RAIN WATER FOR THE SCHOOL

WAS DESTROYED DURING A

TYPHOON.

SO CBN CAME AND DUG A DEEP

WELL FOR THE SCHOOL.

NOW CHULO AND THE OTHER

CHILDREN HAVE ALL OF THE

CLEAN WATER THEY NEED TO

DRINK AND TO USE FOR THE

VEGETABLE GARDEN.

AND MORE WATER IS

HELPING THE PLANTS GROW

FASTER.

Reporter: CHULO IS

EXCITED BECAUSE HE KNOWS

WHEN THE VEGETABLES ARE

GROWN, HE AND HIS

CLASSMATES WILL BE ABLE TO

SELL THEM TO BUY BOOKS AND

SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR

EVERYONE.

I AM VERY GRATEFUL TO

CBN, WHO GAVE US THIS WELL

AT SCHOOL.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

Terry: THESE CHILDREN

ARE AT SCHOOL, THEY'RE

STUDYING HARD, AND THEN

THEY ARE, ON TOP OF THAT,

RAISING VEGETABLES TO SELL

SO THEY CAN AFFORD THE

VERY BOOKS THEY NEED TO

STUDY.

YOU MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR

THEM TO HAVE CLEAN WATER,

TO PROVIDE FOR WHAT IS AN

EVERYDAY NEED IN THEIR

LIVES, SOMETHING WE TAKE

FOR GRANTED HERE IN THE

UNITED STATES.

WILL BE ANY PART OF THE

ANSWER TO PEOPLE'S NEEDS

AROUND THE WORLD?

IF YOU'RE A "700 CLUB"

MEMBER, YOU'RE IN

THOUSANDS OF PLACES EVERY

DAY, MAKING A DIFFERENCE

IN PEOPLE'S LIVES, AND WE

SAY THANK YOU.

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

IF YOU ALREADY BELONG TO

"THE 700 CLUB," GO UP TO

THE NEXT CLUB LEVEL.

EVERY DOLLAR YOU GIVE

RIGHT NOW, MATCHED DOLLAR

FOR DOLLAR.

IT WILL MAKE A HUGE

DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF

MANY, MANY PEOPLE.

SO GO TO YOUR PHONE AND

CALL: 1-800-759-0700.

GORDON?

Gordon: WE'RE

COUNTING DOWN TO VICTORY.

SEVEN MINUTES, 38 SECONDS.

42,000 IS THE RED NUMBER.

HERE FROM LEONARDO, NEW

JERSEY, A FOUNDER SAYING I

WANT TO DOUBLE THIS YEAR,

AND I'M GOING TO

CHAIRMAN'S CIRCLE.

$10,000.

THAT TAKES US DOWN TO

31,000.

SEVEN MINUTES, 20 SECONDS

LEFT ON THIS CHALLENGE.

CALL US NOW:

1-800-759-0700.

> WELL, THE COUNTRY OF

VIETNAM IS 95% BUDDHIST.

YET LAST DECEMBER, 44,000

CHILDREN LEARNED THE REAL

MEANING OF CHRISTMAS,

THANKS TO CBN'S

"SUPERBOOK."

Reporter: THIS PAST

CHRISTMAS, CBN'S

"SUPERBOOK" CAME TO THE

NATION OF VIETNAM.

THIS IS THE VERY, VERY

FIRST 3D CHRISTIAN

ANIMATION IN VIETNAM.

AND EVERYBODY LOVES IT.

EVEN OUR SECULAR FRIENDS.

Reporter: EVEN THOUGH

IT IS MORE THAN 90%

BUDDHIST HERE, MOST PEOPLE

CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS.

EVERYONE IN VIETNAM

KNOWS CHRISTMAS.

THEY GIVE GREETING CARDS,

AND THEY DECORATE THEIR

HOUSE, BUT THEY DON'T

REALLY KNOW THE MEANING OF

CHRISTMAS.

Reporter: FUK IS

CBN'S NATIONAL DIRECTOR

THERE.

HE SET UP THE CBN OUT

REACH IN NEARLY 1300

CHURCHES AND IN LOTS OF

HOMES.

CHILDREN INVITED THEIR

BUDDHIST FRIENDS, AND MORE

THAN 44,000 KIDS HEARD

ABOUT JESUS AND THE REAL

MEANING OF CHRISTMAS.

I LEARNED THAT

CHRISTMAS IS WHEN JESUS

WAS BORN.

I ENJOYED THE TIME

TRAVEL.

"SUPERBOOK" BROUGHT US

BACK TO BIBLE TIMES.

Reporter: KIDS WERE

ALSO ENCOURAGED TO INVITE

FRIENDS TO THEIR HOMES, TO

SHARE THE "SUPERBOOK"

CHRISTMAS AND CREATION

STOR.

STORY.

10-YEAR-OLD CONG NANG WAS

ONE OF THOSE KIDS.

AFTER WATCHING

"SUPERBOOK," I WANTED TO

SEE IT AGAIN, AND I WANTED

MY CLASSMATES TO WATCH

THIS SO THEY COULD LEARN

ABOUT JESUS AND FOLLOW

HIM.

I BELIEVE IN THE

FUTURE, THE KIDS IN

VIETNAM EVERYWHERE WILL

SEE "SUPERBOOK" ON

TELEVISION.

EVERYWHERE WE'LL BE IN

VIETNAM.

THANK YOU, CBN, FOR

BRINGING "SUPERBOOK" TO

VIETNAM.

Gordon: AND THANK

YOU.

IF YOU'RE A MEMBER OF "THE

700 CLUB," YOU'RE PART OF

THAT.

YOU'RE PART OF BRINGING

THE STORIES TO THE BIBLE,

TO THE CHILDREN OF THE

WORLD.

IT IS AMAZING WHAT HAPPENS

WHEN THE REAL STORIES ARE

BROADCAST.

THEY CHANGE LIVES.

CHILDREN GET THE MESSAGE.

THEY UNDERSTAND IT.

THEY RECEIVE IT WILLINGLY.

JUST TO HEAR THAT CHILDREN

WHO HAVE NO IDEA ABOUT THE

REAL MEANING OF CHRISTMAS,

HAVE NO IDEA THAT THERE

WAS A SAVE YOUR WHO DIED

FOR THEM, HAVE NO IDEA YOU

CAN HAVE A RELATIONSHIP

WITH GOD -- WHEN THEY GET

THE MESSAGE, WONDERFUL

THINGS HAPPEN, AND YOU'RE

A PART OF IT WHEN YOU JOIN

"THE 700 CLUB."

DO IT NOW: 1-800-759-0700.

JUST SAY, YES, I WANT TO

BE A PART OF IT.

THE RED NUMBER IS DOWN TO

$18,000, WITH FOUR MINUTES

AND 27 SECONDS TO GO.

CALL US NOW IF YOU WANT TO

SEE THE CHILDREN OF THE

WORLD GET THE STORIES OF

THE BIBLE.

JOIN "700 CLUB."

BE A PART OF IT.

LET'S GO TO WENDY AT THE

PHONES.

Wendy: THINGS ARE

EXCITING OVER HERE, THE

PHONES ARE RINGING AS

PEOPLE ARE SAYING YES.

WHEN YOU THINK OF HEAVEN,

DO YOU IMAGINE PEARLIE

GATES, STREETS OF GOLD?

ANGELS SINGING?

WELL, THERE IS SO MUCH

MORE, INCLUDING THE

GREATEST GIFT OF ALL.

TAKE A LOOK.

Wendy: WE WANT YOU TO

HAVE THIS LATEST TEACHING

BY PAT ROBERTSON CALLED

"HEAVEN."

FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN GET

THERE.

THIS IS OUR GIFT TO YOU

WHEN YOU CALL RIGHT NOW

AND SAY, YES, I WANT TO

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

THE NUMBER IS ON YOUR

SCREEN OR YOU CAN LOG ON

TO CBN.COM.

I'M GOING TO THREE IT BACK

TO TERRY.

Terry: ANGELO WAS

ONLY NINE YEARS OLD AND

ALREADY HE WAS A THIEF.

WHY DID HE STEAL?

SO HIS LITTLE SISTERS

WOULD HAVE SOMETHING TO

EAT.

EVERY DAY ANGELO WATCHES

HIS TWO LITTLE SISTERS

WHILE HIS MOM TRIES TO

SELL THINGS IN THE

MARKETPLACE.

BUT NO SALES MEANS THE

CHILDREN WOULD HAVE LITTLE

OR NO FOOD THE NEXT DAY.

THEN ANGELO REMEMBERED

SOMETHING HIS FRIEND TOLD

HIM.

HE SAID WE SHOULD GO

STEAL SOMETHING, AND WE

BOTH NEEDED THE MONEY.

Terry: AT JUST NINE

YEARS OLD, THE TWO BOYS

BEGAN STEALING MONEY AND

PURSES, AND EVEN BREAKING

INTO HOMES.

ANGELO SAID HE STOLE SO

HIS SISTERS WOULD HAVE

SOMETHING TO EAT.

AT FIRST I THOUGHT IT

WAS OKAY BECAUSE I WAS

HELPING MY FAMILY.

I USED TO STEAL TWICE A

DAY WITH MY FRIEND.

Terry: EVEN THOUGH

ANGELO FELT HE DIDN'T HAVE

A CHOICE, HE KNEW IN HIS

HEART THAT STEALING WAS

WRONG.

BUT IT WASN'T UNTIL HE AND

A FRIEND MET SOMEONE FROM

CBN'S "ORPHANS' PROMISE"

THAT HE UNDERSTOOD WHY.

THEY SAID THAT IF I

KNEW JESUS, I WOULD NEVER

STEAL A AGAIN, AND THAT HE

WOULD FORGIVE ME FOR MY

SINS.

Terry: ANGELO WANTED

TO LEARN MORE.

SO HE ACCEPTED AN

INVITATION TO VISIT THE

"ORPHANS' PROMISE" AFTER

SCHOOL PROGRAM AT A CHURCH

NEAR HIS HOME.

THERE HE WATCHED AN

EPISODE OF CBN'S

"SUPERBOOK" PROGRAM ABOUT

DAVID AND GOLIATH.

I LIKE THAT DAVID WAS

ABLE TO DEFEAT GOLIATH

WITH GOD'S HELP.

I WANTED TO BE LIKE DAVID.

Terry: THAT SAME DAY

AFTER THE PROGRAM, ANGELO

ASKED JESUS TO FORGIVE HIM

FOR HIS SINS AND PRAYED TO

BECOME A CHRISTIAN.

I ALSO ASKED GOD TO

CHANGE ME AND TO TAKE CARE

OF ME AND MY FAMILY.

Terry: ANGELO AND HIS

SISTERS CONTINUED TO

ATTEND THE "ORPHANS'

PROMISE" PROGRAM, WHERE

THEY RECEIVED FEELS FIVE

DAYS A WEEK, PLUS SNACKS.

AND THE NEXT TIME ANGELO

HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO

STEAL, HE MADE THE RIGHT

CHOICE.

I AM HAPPY.

I DON'T HAVE TO STEAL

ANYMORE.

I DON'T TALK BACK TO MY

MOM.

AND I DON'T FIGHT WITH MY

SISTERS ANYMORE.

THANKS, "ORPHANS'

PROMISE," FOR THE FOOD AND

"SUPERBOOK."

GOD BLESS YOU.

Terry: NINE-YEAR-OLD

CHILDREN SHOULDN'T HAVE TO

STEAL TO EAT.

YOU MAKE IT POSSIBLE TO

PUT FOOD ON THE TABLE, TO

EDUCATE THEM AND TO EACH

THEM ABOUT THE LOVE OF

GOD.

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

IT'S WORTH IT ALL.

CALL NOW.

GORDON?

Gordon: OKAY, WE'RE

COUNTING DOWN TO VICTORY

HERE.

WE'VE GOT $9,000 LEFT WITH

JUST 36 SECONDS LEFT ON

THAT CLOCK.

AND WE'RE HEARING FROM

SPOKANE, WASHINGTON.

A FOUNDER SAYING I WANT TO

INCREASE THIS YEAR.

$7,200.

WE STILL HAVE $1,000 LEFT

BEFORE WE CAN DECLARE

VICTORY, BUT WE'RE GOING

TO COUNT EVERYTHING ON ON

THE PHONES.

WE HAVE 30 PEOPLE ON THE

INTERNET AND 84 PEOPLE ON

THE PHONES.

WE NEED TO SEE THAT RED

NUMBER ONE GO DOWN TO

ZERO.

THIS IS GOING TO BE A

SQUEAKER WITH NINE SECONDS

TO GO.

GIVE US A CALL.

YOU CAN STILL BE A PART OF

IT.

1-800-759-0700.

WELL, THIS HAS BEEN A

WONDERFUL DAY.

WE HAD A $167,000

CHALLENGE, AND AGAINST

THAT YOU GAVE $169,000.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM GALATIANS: "LET

US NOT GROW WEARY WHILE

DOING GOOD.

FOR IN DUE SEASON WE SHALL

REAP IF WE DO NOT LOSE

HEART."

GOD BLESS YOU.

FOR TERRY AND WENDY AND

ALL OF US HERE, GOD BLESS

YOU.

WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN

TOMORROW.

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