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The 700 Club - February 5, 2016

Child number 28 in a polygamist family struggles to find identity and belonging. Plus, former Super Bowl MVP Kurt Warner shares about the lessons he learned being on both the winning and losing sides of the big game. Read Transcript


Wendy: FROM THE

GREATEST SHOW ON TURF --

I'M CURT WARNER, SUPER

BOWL CHAMPION, LEWIS RAMS.

IT WAS KILLED TRIPS

RIGHT, 999 BALLOON.

Wendy: AND THE FORMER

M.V.P. SHARES WHY THE MOST

IMPORTANT THING THAT

HAPPENS DURING THE GAME

ISN'T REFLECTED ON THE

SCOREBOARD.

A COMMUNITY CAME

TOGETHER AROUND A FOOTBALL

TEAM.

Wendy: ON TODAY'S

"700 CLUB."

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Gordon: WELL, WELCOME

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TO "THE 700 CLUB."

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FOR OVER A YEAR THIS

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PROGRAM HAS BEEN TELLING

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YOU THAT ISIS IS

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COMMITTING GENOCIDE.

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WELL NOW THE EUROPEAN

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PARLIAMENT IS AGREEING

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BECAUSE THE TERROR GROUP

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HAS BEEN KILLING

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CHRISTIANS AND OTHER

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RELIGIOUS MINORITIES.

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Wendy: THE

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PARLIAMENT'S VOTE THIS

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WEEK WAS UNANIMOUS AND

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HISTORIC.

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GEORGE THOMAS HAS THE

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STORY.

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George: MEMBERS OF

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THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

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SAY THAT WHAT THE ISLAMIC

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TERROR GROUP ISIS IS DOING

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TO CHRISTIANS AND OTHER

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RELIGIOUS MINORITIES IN

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SYRIA AND IRAQ AMOUNTS TO

SYRIA AND IRAQ AMOUNTS TO

WAR CRIMES AND GENOCIDE.

IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO

CALL IT GENOCIDE.

IT IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE IT

IS THE TRUE.

George: NINA SHAY IS

WITH DOCUMENTING THE

ATROCITY.

ALL OF THE CHRISTIANS

HAVE EITHER BEEN KILLED OR

DRIVEN OUT.

THE YAZIDIS, THOUSANDS OF

THEIR WOMEN ARE NOW SEX

SLAVES.

George: THE

RESOLUTION BY THE EUROPEAN

PARLIAMENT SAYS THOSE WHO

INTENTIONALLY COMMIT

ATROCITIES FOR RELIGIOUS

OR ETHNIC REASONS MUST BE

CHARGED WITH CRIMES

AGAINST HUMANITY.

IF WE TAKE THE SOLEMN

VOW OF "NEVER AGAIN," AS

WE HAVE SINCE THE JEWISH

HOLOCAUST UNDER THE NAZIS,

WE HAVE TO CALL IT AS SUCH

FOR THE CHRISTIANS.

George: FORMER

CONGRESSMAN FRANK WOLF,

WHO HA HAS FOR DECADES GIVEN

VOICES TO PERSECUTED

CHRISTIANS FROM AROUND THE

WORLD SAYS IT IS FINALLY

RECOGNIZES THE PAIN AND

SUFFERING OF THOSE LIVING

UNDER CONSTANT ISIS

THREAT.

TO CALL IT GENOCIDE

WOULD HONOR THOSE WHO HAVE

BEEN THE SUBJECT OF

GENOCIDE, SO WE REMEMBER.

George: THE PLIGHT OF

MIDDLE EAST CHRISTIANS IS

SOBERING.

IN SYRIA, THE NUMBER OF

BELIEVERS HAS PLUMMETTED

FROM 1.2 MILLION TO LESS

THAN 500,000.

IN NEIGHBORING IRAQ,

ROUGHLY TWO-THIRDS OF THAT

COUNTRY'S 1.5 MILLION

CHRISTIANS HAVE EITHER

BEEN KILLED OR FORCED TO

FLEE BY ISIS.

SHAY IS NOW CALLING O ON THE

WHITE HOUSE TO FOLLOW THE

EXAMPLE AND LABEL WHAT IS

HAPPENING IN THE MIDDLE

EAST AS GENOCIDE.

THERE IS A RELUC RELUCTANCE

ON THE PART OF THE

ADMINISTRATION TO CALL IT

GENOCIDE AGAINST

CHRISTIANS.

THEY HAVE TOLD US THEY

WILL CALL IT GENOCIDE

AGAINST THE YAZIDIS.

George: ON THE OTHER

HAND, HILLARY CLINTON HAS

ALREADY SAID THAT ISIS IS

COMMITTING GENOCIDE.

CLINTON SAYS SHE WAS

INITIALLY RELUCTANT TO USE

THE WORD SINCE IT REQUIRES

COUNTRIES TO TAKE SPECIFIC

ACTION TO STOP THE

GENOCIDE.

NOW SHE IS CONVINCED

OTHERWISE.

I AM SURE NOW WE HAVE

ENOUGH EVIDENCE THAT WHAT

IS HAPPENING IS GENOCIDE,

DELIBERATELY AIMED AT

DESTROYING NOT ONLY THE

LIVES, BUT WIPING OUT THE

EXISTENCE OF CHRISTIANS

AND OTHER RELIGIOUS

MINORITIES IN THE MIDDLE

EAST, IN TERRITORY

CONTROLLED BY ISIS.

George: THE EUROPEAN

PARLIAMENT RESOLUTION

CALLS ON THE INTERNATIONAL

CRIMINAL COURT TO BEGIN

INVESTIGATING VIOLATIONS

BY ISIS AGAINST

CHRISTIANS, YAZIDIS, AND

OTHER RELIGIOUS

MINORITIES.

GEORGE THOMAS, CBN NEWS.

Gordon: WELL, IT IS

TIME TO TAKE ACTION.

AND IT IS MORE THAN JUST

WORDS THAT NEED TO HAPPEN.

UNFORTUNATELY, I DON'T SEE

OUR ADMINISTRATION JOINING

IN WITH THIS.

I WISH THEY WOULD.

BUT THERE ARE SPECIFIC

THINGS THAT HAPPEN ONCE

YOU START LABELLING IT IS

A GENOCIDE.

UNFORTUNATELY, WE'VE BEEN

TOO BUSY TRYING TO CLAIM

THEY'RE THE J.V. TEAM OR

SOMEHOW TERRORISM IS ON

THE WANE, BUT WE NEED TO

RECOGNIZE WHAT IS

HAPPENING TO CHRISTIAN

COMMUNITIES.

THESE ARE SOME OF THE MOST

ANCIENT COMMUNISTS IN THE

WORLD.

THEY GO BACK TO 2,000

YEARS, AND THEY'RE

LITERALLY BEING DECIMATED

OVER THE PAST 18 MONTHS.

IT IS ABSOLUTELY

INCREDIBLE.

IT HAS TAKEN THIS LONG TO

RECOGNIZE WHAT IS

HAPPENING ON THE GROUND.

WELL, JOHN JESSUP HAS

MORE OF TODAY'S STORIES

FROM OUR CBN NEWS BUREAU

IN WASHINGTON.

John: THANKS, GORDON.

AT LEAST 200 MILLION WOMEN

GLOBALLY FACE GENITAL

MUTILATION.

THE U.N. SAYS IT SHOWS THE

NEED TO TRY TO END THE

PRACTICE.

AND UNICEF PROJECTS IF

CURRENT TRENDS CONTINUE,

THE NUMBER OF WOMEN AND

GIRLS AFFECTED WILL RIGHT

SIGNIFICANTLY OVER THE

NEXT 15 YEARS.

COMMUNITIES WHICH SUPPORT

GENITAL MUTILATION OFTEN

CONSIDER IT A PREREQUISITE

FOR MARRIAGE.

BUT IT CAN BE

LIFE-THREATENING FOR GIRLS

AND WOMEN, AND IN SOME

CASES, THEY CAN BLEED TO

DEATH OR DIE FROM

INFECTION.

YOU CAN FIND A DETAILED

REPORT ON cbnnews.com.

> THE TWO REMAINING

DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES,

HILLARY CLINTON AND BERNIE

SANDERS, CLASHED LAST

NIGHT IN THEIR FINAL

DEBATE.

SANDERS CALLED CLINTON A

MEMBER OF THE

ESTABLISHMENT, AND SHE

WENT ON THE DEFENSIVE

AGAINST HIS ALLEGATION

THAT BIG FINANCIAL

CONTRIBUTIONS HAVE

INFLUENCED HER DECISIONS.

I THINK IT IS TIME TO

END THE SMEAR CAMPAIGN YOU

HAVE BEEN CARRYING OUT.

SECRETARY CLINTON

REPRESENTS THE

ESTABLISHMENT.

I REPRESENT, I HOPE,

ORDINARY AMERICANS.

John: POLLS SHOW

SANDERS WITH A 20-POINT

LEAD OVER CLINTON.

> THIS YEAR'S "NATIONAL

DAY OF PRAYER" BROUGHT

SOME HUMOR.

PAUL STRAND HAS SOME OF

THE HIGHLIGHTS.

Reporter: WHAT IS FUN

IS HOW FUNNY THE MEETING

CAN BE.

WHEN I CAME TO THE

SENATE IN JANUARY 2013,

WITHIN NINE MONTHS THE

GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED

STATES SHUT DOWN.

BECAUSE I'M CATHOLIC, I

WAS TEMPTED TO BLAME

MYSELF.

[LAUGHTER]

Reporter: BUT WHEN

THE CO-CHAIR OF THE HOUSE

WEEKLY PRAYER MEETING

REMEMBERED ASKING A FELLOW

STUDENT WHO WAS REALLY

SMART AT THIS LAW

SCHOOL...

AND HE SAID, THIS GUY

NAMED BARACK OBAMA.

HE IS REALLY, REALLY

SMART, AND HE MAY EVEN

BECOME A SUPREME COURT

JUSTICE SOME DAY.

SO THERE IS STILL TIME,

MR. PRESIDENT.

THERE IS STILL TIME.

YOU'RE A YOUNG MAN.

[LAUGHTER]

Reporter: PRESIDENT

OBAMA HIMSELF CAUSED

CHUCKLE.

President Obama: I

HAVE ALWAYS FELT A TINGE

OF GUILT, MOTORCADING UP

HERE AT THE HEART OF

D.C.'S RUSH-HOUR.

I SUSPECT THAT NOT ALL OF

THE COMMUTERS WERE

BLESSING ME.

Reporter: BUT THIS

PRAYER TIME HERE AT THE

WASHINGTON HILTON CAN ALSO

BE TOUCHING AND INSPIRING,

LIKE WHEN THE OTHER

CO-CHAIR OF THE HOUSE

MEETING TALKED ABOUT HIS

FELLOW LEADER AND THE

LORD.

HE IS A PROGRESS

DEMOCRAT, AND I'M A

CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN,

AND OUR VOTING RECORDS ARE

PROBABLY ABOUT AS SIMILAR

AS OUR HAIR STYLES, BUT I

LOVE HIM.

I KNOW HE LOVES ME BECAUSE

WE SHARE A COMMON FRIEND,

JESUS.

WE MAKE TIME TO COME

TOGETHER EVERY WEEK AND

PRAY.

COULD YOU DO THAT IN YOUR

CITY, YOUR WORKPLACE, YOUR

MISSION IN LIFE?

IF A CHICANO FROM CHICAGO

AND A CONSERVATIVE JUDGE

FROM CALIFORNIA CAN DO IT,

WHY CAN'T YOU.

THE ATTITUDE IN SOME

CORNERS THESE DAYS IS

DON'T JUST PRAY, DO

SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

BUT WHEN YOU PRAYING, YOU

ARE DOING SOMETHING ABOUT

IT.

LET US SERVE AS

INSTRUMENTS THAT SPREAD

YOUR MERCY TO OUR BROTHERS

AND OUR SISTERS.

FATHER, WE ASK THAT YOU

WATCH OVER OUR PRESIDENT,

BARACK OBAMA, AS HE

LITERALLY CARRIES THE

WEIGHT OF THE WORLD ON HIS

SHOULDERS.

Reporter: FOR THE

FIRST TIME EVER, THE KEY

NOTE WAS GIVEN BY A

HUSBAND AND WIFE, ROMA

DOWNEY AND BARNETT.

EVERY WEEK I GOT TO

DELIVER A MESSAGE OF GOD'S

LOVE ON NATIONAL

TELEVISION TO MILLIONS OF

PEOPLE.

AND AS A BELIEVER MYSELF,

THIS WAS SUCH AN HONOR, TO

SHARE WITH THE AUDIENCE

THAT THERE IS A GOD, THAT

HE LOVES US, AND THAT HE

WANTS TO BE PART OF OUR

LIFE.

Reporter: PRESIDENT

OBAMA PREACHED ABOUT

CASTING OUT FEAR,

ADMITTING THERE IS PLENTY

TO FEAR FOR SOME IN OUR

MODERN WORLD.

President Obama: WE

PRAY FOR GOD'S PROTECTION

FOR ALL AROUND THE WORLD

WHO ARE NOT FREE TO

PRACTICE THEIR FAITH,

INCLUDING CHRISTIANS WHO

ARE PERSECUTED, OR WHO

HAVE BEEN DRIVEN FROM

THEIR ANCIENT HOMELANDS BY

UNSPEAKABLE VIOLENCE.

FAITH IS THE GREAT CURE

FOR FEAR.

Reporter: PAUL

STRAND, CBN NEWS,

WASHINGTON.

John: PAUL STRAND

REPORTING ON A RARE

SHOWING OF UNALITY HERE IN

THUNITY HERE INTHE NATION'S CAPITAL.

> LAST MONTH "SUPERBOOK"

RECEIVED A REMARKABLE

RESPONSE FROM A SPECIAL

SHOWING IN THE

PHILIPPINES.

Reporter: 10,000

CHILDREN IN DAYCARE

CENTERS VIEWED THE EPISODE

"THE FIRST CHRISTMAS."

THE CHILDREN SAID THEY

ENJOYED THE SHOW.

THIS GIRL SAID, IT'S ABOUT

JESUS.

AND THIS BOY SAID, I WANT

TO WATCH "SUPERBOOK"

AGAIN.

PARENTS WERE THANKFUL FOR

THE LESSONS LEARNED.

I HOPE THERE WILL BE

MORE "SUPERBOOK" EPISODES,

THAT WILL HELP US TEACH

OUR CHILDREN ABOUT THE

WORD OF GOD.

THROUGH "SUPERBOOK," THEY

CAN LEARN ABOUT THE WILL

OF GOD AND WHAT IS GOOD

AND NOT GOOD FOR THEM.

Reporter: AND THE

HEAD OF THE SOCIAL

SERVICES AND DEVELOPMENT

PRAISED "SUPERBOOK" FOR

BRINGING MORAL CLARITY TO

THE KIDS.

THE PRIMARY GOAL OF THE

CITY'S DAYCARE PROGRAM IS

TO TEACH CHILDREN GOOD

VALUES AND RIGHT CONDUCT.

I BELIEVE "SUPERBOOK"

EMPHASIZES THE SAME

VALUES.

Reporter: AFTER

VIEWING THE "SUPERBOOK"

EPISODE, THE CHILDREN

PLAYED TRIVIA GAMES, SANG

THE SALVATION SONG, AND

TOOK THE HONOR PLEDGE.

SOME EVEN DANCED WITH

GIZMO.

WE LOVE "SUPERBOOK"!

Reporter: GARY LANE,

CBN NEWS.

John: YOU'VE GOT TO

LOVE IT.

"SUPERBOOK" BRINGING THE

BIBLE TO THE CHILDREN OF

THE WORLD.

GORDON?

Gordon: IF YOU WANT

TO BE A PART OF THAT, IF

YOU WANT TO SAY LET'S TAKE

THE STORIES OF THE BIBLE

TO THE CHILDREN OF THE

WORLD, HERE IS A WAY YOU

CAN DO IT: YOU CAN JOIN

THE "SUPERBOOK" D.V.D.

CLUB.

WE'VE GOT A WONDERFUL NEW

EPISODE OUT, AND IT'S

CALLED "THE STORY OF

SAMUEL."

IT IS ABOUT HIS CALL BY

GOD AS JUST A YOUNG BOY.

IT WILL ENCOURAGE CHILDREN

AROUND THE WORLD THAT GOD

WANTS TO TALK WITH THEM.

WE'LL SEND YOU THREE

COPIES SO YOU CAN SHARE IT

WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND

FAMILY.

YOU CAN BE A PART OF

TAKING THE STORIES OF THE

BIBLE TO THE CHILDREN OF

THE WORLD.

HOW MUCH IS IT?

JUST $25.

AND WHEN YOU JOIN THE

CLUB, YOU'RE AUTOMATICALLY

IN LINE FOR ALL OF THE

LATEST EPISODES.

AS NEW EPISODES GET

RELEASED.

AS A SPECIAL BONUS, YOU'LL

GET ALSO SEASON TWO

UNLOCKED ON TABLETS

AND iPHONES AND THAT

KIND OF THING.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE ALL OF

THAT, GIVE US A CALL:

1-800-759-0700.

WENDY?

Wendy: UP NEXT,

THEY'RE TAKING CARE OF THE

LEAST OF THESE.

IN ONE OF THE PORTFOLIO POOREST

AREAS IN THE WORLD.

WHEN WE COME IN, WE'RE,

LIKE, LET'S JUST EMBRACE

IT.

MORE IMPORTANTLY, LET'S

JUST CREATE A FAMILY THAT

LOVES THIS CHILD.

Wendy: MEET AN

INSPIRING COUPLE WHO IS

SAVING THE LIVES OF THE

UNWANTED WHEN WE RETURN.

Gordon: IN HAITI,

CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES

ARE SOMETIMES ABANDONED.

SO ONE ORGANIZATION THERE

IS GIVING FAMILIES THE

MEANS TO LOVE AND CARE FOR

THESE CHILDREN.

CAITLIN BURKE HAS THAT

REPORT.

Reporter: NO MATTER

HOW STRONG YOUR FAITH OR

HOW POSITIVE YOUR OUTLOOK,

WHEN A FAMILY WELCOMES A

CHILD WITH A DISABILITY

INTO THEIR LIVES, IT IS

COMMON TO FEEL

OVERWHELMED, SAD, EVEN TO

QUESTION GOD.

IF AND WHEN THAT INITIAL

REACTION FADES, WE LIVE IN

A COUNTRY WITH RESOURCES

AVAILABLE TO PROVIDE

CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES

A FULL LIFE AND PARENT THE

NECESSARY SUPPORT AND

EDUCATION TO CARE FOR

THEM.

BUT WHAT IF YOU HAVE THAT

CHILD IN A PART OF THE

WORLD WHERE YOU HAVE NO

SUPPORT, NO IDEA WHAT'S

WRONG, AND NO IDEA HOW TO

HELP.

Through Translator: I

TAKE CARE OF HIM, AND

LATER HE SHOULD HELP ME

LEARN A SKILL, BECOME A

MAN, NORMALLY.

BUT THIS ISN'T NORMAL.

Reporter: IN HAITI,

PARENTS OFTEN VIEW A

DISABLED CHILD AS A

PROBLEM TO BE FIX THE.

THEY GFIXED.

THEY GO TO HOSPITAL TO

HOSPITAL, TRYING TO MAKE

THEIR CHILD LIKE ALL OF

THE OTHERS.

HAITIAN DOCTORS OFTEN

DON'T WANT TO GIVE PARENTS

THE TRUTH BECAUSE THEY

KNOW WHAT LIKELY IS TO

HAPPEN NEXT.

IF THEY TELL THE

PARENTS THE TRUTH, THEY

ARE NOT GOING TO LOVE THEM

ANYMORE.

Reporter: BUT PETER

KNOWS FIRSTHAND THE

CHALLENGES OF RAISING A

CHILD WITH A DISABILITY

HERE.

IN 2009, HIS SON, CHRIS

JERRY, WAS BORN WITH

SEVERE CEREBRAL PALSY.

HIS WIFE DIED IN

CHILDBIRTH, LEAVING HIM

WITH A 3-POUND, INCREDIBLY

SICK BABY BOY TO RAISE ON

HIS OWN.

TWO AND A HALF YEARS

PASSED BEFORE HE TRULY

LEARNED WHAT HE NEEDED TO

KNOW ABOUT TAKING CARE OF

HIS SON.

I HAD NEVER WORKED WITH

A WIDOWED FATHER BEFORE,

AND HER HE WAS WITH NO

INTENTION OF GIVING HIM

AWAY.

A LOT OF ORPHANAGES WOULD

HAVE SAID YES BECAUSE HE

IS A WIDOWED FATHER.

BUT HE WANTED TO PROVIDE

FOR HIS SON AND TAKE CARE

AND BE THERE AND LOVE HIS

SON FOREVER.

Reporter: HEATHER

MEYER MOVED TO HAITI IN

2010 WITH A BACKGROUND IN

SPECIAL NEEDS.

SHE WAS HELPING AT AN

ORPHANAGE WHEN PEDPIDO

SHOWED UP, SEEKING ANSWERS

FOR HE HIS SON.

THEY GREW SO CLOSE, THEY

MARRIED IN 2012.

THE FOLLOWING YEAR, THEY

TOOK THEIR COMBINED

PASSION FOR THIS SPECIAL

NEEDS COMMUNITY AND

STARTED "FOOTPRINTS OF THE

SON."

IT IS AN EXPERIENCE TO

LOVE THEIR KIDS AND HELP

THEM FOR WHAT THEY NEED.

I BELIEVE IT IS A

RESCUE MISSION, ESPECIALLY

FOR THE LITTLE CHILDREN,

THE BABIES THAT WE GET.

I JUST FEEL AS THOUGH THE

PARENTS ARE AT THAT

TURNING POINT OF THEY

DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH

THEIR CHILD.

AND I FEEL LIKE SOMETIMES

WE GET TO THEM JUST IN

TIME, JUST IN TIME BEFORE

THEY'RE LOSING HOPE,

BEFORE THEY'RE SO

DESPERATE THAT THEY'LL

LEAVE THAT CHILD AT A

HOSPITAL OR THEY'LL LEAVE

THAT CHILD WITH THE

GRANDPARENTS.

Reporter: HAITI'S

VOO-DOO CULTURE OFTEN WORK

AGAINST THEIR EFFORTS.

THAT'S BECAUSE FAMILIES

OFTEN TURN FIRST TO

VOO-DOO PEOPLE FOR HELP

BECAUSE OF PRESSURE FROM

THEIR FAMILY OR THEIR OWN

BELIEFS.

SOMETIMES THEY DO IT,

BUT THEY SEE THERE IS NO

ANSWER FOR THIS AND THEY

JUST GIVE UP.

BECAUSE THE WAY THEY TELL

THEM TO GO IS NOT THE

RIGHT WAY.

SO THEY COME BACK.

WHEN THEY COME IN,

WE'RE, LIKE, JUST EMBRACE

IT.

LET'S DO THIS TOGETHER.

LET'S EDUCATE YOUR CHILD.

LET'S GET THERAPY FOR YOUR

CHILD.

MOST IMPORTANTLY, LET'S

JUST CREATE A FAMILY THAT

LOVES THIS CHILD.

IT IS A REALLY, REALLY

SLOW PROCESS FOR THEM TO

RAISE THEM.

Reporter: "FOOTPRINTS

OF THE SON" IS BREAKING

NEW GROUND THIS YEAR.

THEY HAVE BUILT A SCHOOL

TO PROVIDE EDUCATION FOR

CHILDREN WITH

DISABILITIES.

WE'LL HAVE A TWO TO

THREE-YEAR-OLD LEVEL

CLASSROOM.

AND THEN WE'LL HAVE A

THREE TO FOUR-YEAR-OLD

CLASSROOM.

AND THEN ONE UNIQUE

CLASSROOM WE'RE GOING TO

OPEN THIS YEAR IS A

SENSORY CLASSROOM, AND

THAT IS FOR CHILDREN WITH

AUTISM AND SEVERE AUTISM

AND SEVERE AD/HD.

Reporter: AND THEY

DON'T PLAN TO STOP THERE.

THEIR LAND GIVES THEM ROOM

TO GROW.

THIS HAS BEEN MY

BIGGEST DREAM SINCE I

MOVED TO HAITI, IS TO HAVE

A SCHOOL OF FUNCTIONING

CHILDREN AND CHILDREN WITH

DISABILITIES LEARNING

TOGETHER IN THE SAME

ENVIRONMENT.

Reporter: UNTIL THAT

DREAM BECOMES REALITY,

THEY WILL WORK THROUGH

EDUCATION, ENCOURAGEMENT,

AND SUPPORT, TAKING IT ONE

FAMILY AT A TIME.

CAITLIN BURKE, CBN NEWS,

TERIOR ROUGE, HAITI.

Gordon: YOU CAN FIND

OUT MORE ABOUT THE WORK OF

"FOOTPRINTS OF THE SON" ON

OUR WEBSITE AT cbn.com.

WENDY?

Wendy:

Wendy: COMING UP, HE

HAD FOUR MOTHERS AND

SIBLINGS, BUT HE STILL

FELT ALONEMENT.

I WAS CONSTANTLY BEING

TOLD I WAS DUMB, NOTHING

THAT I COULD DO WAS RIGHT.

Wendy: HEAR HOW HE

Gordon: BRIAN MACARD

HAD A COUPLE DOZEN

BROTHERS AND SISTERS, AND

FELL DEAD LAST IN THE

PECKING ORDER.

AS HE GREW OLDER, BRIAN

GREW TO RESENT HIS LIFE

AND HIS FAMILY, UNTIL HE

STARTED A FAMILY OF HIS

OWN.

I WANTED TO FEEL

SIGNIFICANT.

I WANTED TO FEEL IMPORTANT

TO SOMEONE.

Reporter: BRIAN

MACARD FELT LIKE AN

OUTSIDER IN HIS OWN HOME.

HIS FATHER WAS A MORMON

POLYGAMIST WHO HAD FOUR

WIVES AND 12 CHILDREN.

BRIAN WAS AN EASY TARGET

FOR HIS MOTHERS AND

BROTHERS AND SISTERS.

I WAS DUMBED DOWN, AND

I WAS WHIPPED WITH A WIRE

COAT HANGER UNTIL I

CONFESSED TO A CRIME I

HADN'T COMMITTED.

Reporter: BRIAN TRIED

HIS BEST TO EARN HIS

FATHER'S AFFECTION.

THERE WAS NOTHING I

COULD DO THAT WAS RIGHT.

I STROVE TO BE WORTHY, TO

BE ACCEPTED, BUT I COULD

NEVER BE WORTHY ENOUGH.

I WAS AFRAID IF I MOVED IN

THE WRONG DIRECTION OR IN

THE WRONG WAY OR MADE A

NOISE, I'D BE IN TROUBLE.

Reporter: BRIAN WAS

13 YEARS OLD WHEN HIS

MOTHER DECIDED TO LEAVE

HIS FATHER.

SHE ASKED BRIAN TO GO WITH

HER AND TOLD HIM WHY.

AND SHE SAID THE WORDS

I'LL NEVER FORGET, BRIAN,

YOUR FATHER HAS BEEN

SEXUALLY ABUSING YOUR

SISTERS.

IT WAS SHATTERING BECAUSE

MY FATHER HAD RAISED ME

WITH THIS CODE OF HONOR

WHERE WOMEN ARE TO BE

REVERED, RESPECTED AND

PROTECTED.

AND IT TURNED OUT THAT THE

MAN MY SISTERS NEEDED

PROTECTION FROM THE MOST

WAS THE MAN WHO TAUGHT ME

CAUGHT THIS CODE OF HONOR

AND SO BRAZENLY VIOLATED

IT.

Reporter: AFTER THEY

LEFT, BRIAN STARTED USING

DRUGS AND ALCOHOL TO COPE

WITH HIS ANGER AT HIS

FATHER AND HIMSELF.

I LOVE MY FATHER, BUT I

HATED THE FACT THAT I

LOVED HIM.

THERE WAS ANGER WELLING UP

INSIDE OF ME BECAUSE OF

WHAT HE HAD DONE TO MY

SISTERS, AND HIS INABILITY

TO TAKE ANY RESPONSIBILITY

FOR THAT.

Reporter: AFTER HIGH

SCHOOL, HE JOINED THE

NAVY.

AFTER FOUR YEARS OF

SERVING AND STRUGGLING

WITH HIS ADDICTIONS, IT

WAS TIME FOR A CHANGE.

HE GOT OFF THE DRUGS AND

ENLISTED IN THE MARINE

CORP.

THE NIGHT BEFORE HE SET

OFF FOR BOOTCAMP, HIS

SISTER MARY, WHO HAD

BECOME A CHRISTIAN, CAME

TO VISIT HIM.

SHE IS SHARING WITH ME

HER FAITH IN CHRIST.

IN SCRIPTURES IT SAYS, GOD

IS THE FATHER OF THE

FATHERLESS.

AND GOD CAN BE THE FATHER

TO ME THAT I'VE ALWAYS

WANTED AND ALWAYS NEEDED

BUT NEVER HAD.

AND I LOOKED AT HER AND I

SAID, IF THERE IS A GOD,

IF HE DOES EXIST, I WILL

CURSE HIM TO HIS FACE FOR

THE THINGS HE HAS ALLOWED

TO HAVE HAPPEN IN MY

FAMILY.

Reporter: LATER BRIAN

MARRIED, AND EVEN THOUGH

SHE WAS A CHRISTIAN, HE

STILL MANAGED TO KEEP GOD

AT A DISTANCE.

AT LEAST UNTIL HE FOUND

OUT HE WAS GOING TO BE A

FATHER.

THAT CHANGES

EVERYTHING.

WHEN YOU'RE SUDDENLY

RESPONSIBLE FOR THE LIFE

OF ANOTHER PERSON AND

THEIR DEVELOPMENT, WHAT

ARE YOU GOING TO TEACH

THEM ABOUT GOD?

Reporter: HAVING

WALKED AWAY FROM HIS

CHILDHOOD FAITH, BRIAN

TURNED TO CHRISTIANITY.

FOR HIM, THAT MEANT GOING

TO CHURCH WITH HIS WIFE,

PRAYING, AND READING THE

BIBLE.

BUT NONE OF THOSE THINGS

GAVE HIM WHAT HE WAS

REALLY WORKING FOR: TO

BECOME A BETTER MAN AND

FIND HEALING FROM HIS

PAST.

EVERY TIME I LOOKED IN

THE MIRROR, I SAW THE SAME

UGLY PERSON I HAD ALWAYS

BEEN.

Reporter: ONE

MORNING, ON THE WAY TO THE

BASE, HE CONFRONTED GOD.

I SAID, MY LIFE IS A

MESS.

HE SAID HE WOULD MAKE A

NEW CREATION OUT OF THOSE

WHO WOULD COME TO FAITH IN

YOU, AND I SEE NO EVIDENCE

OF THAT IN MY LIFE AND I

WANT TO KNOW WHY.

AND GOD SAID, I CAN'T FIX

WHAT YOU HAVEN'T GIVEN ME,

BRIAN.

I KNEW IN THAT MOMENT WHAT

GOD WANTED WAS MY LIFE.

I SAID, GOD, I'M A SINNER,

AND I'M IN NEED OF

SALVATION.

AND I BELIEVE THAT THE

BLOOD OF YOUR SON JESUS

CHRIST IS ENOUGH, AND I

ACCEPT HIM AS MY LORD AND

SAVIOR.

Reporter: THEN LATER,

WHILE RUNNING WITH HIS

PLATOON, BRIAN UNDERSTOOD

WHAT HIS SISTER HAD BEEN

SAYING.

GOD WAS NOW MY FATHER.

AND I COULD CRY OUT,

FATHER, FATHER.

I COULD COME BOLDLY TO HIM

WITH ANY CARE, ANY

CONCERN.

I WAS JUST OVERWHELMED BY

ALL OF IT.

Reporter: IN THE

FOLLOWING YEARS, BRIAN

FORGAVE HIS FATHER AND

RECONCILED WITH HIS

SIBLINGS.

NOW A PASTOR AND FOUNDER

OF A PRISON MINISTRY, HE

SHARES HOW GOD CHANGED HIS

HEART.

GOD TOOK THE UGLIEST

THING IN MY LIFE, AND HE

MADE IT BEAUTIFUL.

I HAVE PEACE.

I HAVE SECURITY.

I HAVE SAFETY IN THE

KNOWLEDGE OF WHO I AM.

I'M NO LONGER A NUMBER.

I'M ADOPTED.

I'M HIS ADOPTED SON.

Gordon: AND YOU CAN

BE HIS SON, TOO.

WHAT DOES IT TAKE?

THE SAME THING THAT BRIAN

WENT THROUGH.

THE SAME EXPERIENCE.

THE SAME PRAYER.

JESUS, IF YOU'RE THERE,

COULD YOU SHOW ME.

COULD YOU BE REAL TO ME?

AND THEN HEAR HIS ANSWER.

I CAN'T FIX WHAT YOU

HAVEN'T GIVEN TO ME.

THE FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLE

IS: ARE YOU WILLING TO

TRADE?

ARE YOU WILLING TO TRADE

WHAT YOU HAVE NOW, YOUR

LIFE NOW, TO WHAT JESUS

HAS IN STORE FOR YOU?

ARE YOU WILLING TO HAVE

THAT TRADE?

IT IS NO LONGER YOUR WILL,

BUT IT IS HIS WILL BEING

DONE IN YOUR LIFE.

AND WHEN YOU UNDERSTAND

THAT, THAT'S WHEN YOU GET

TO THE POINT OF SURRENDER.

TO SAY, TAKE IT ALL.

HERE I AM.

IF YOU CAN USE ME, IF YOU

HAVE THINGS FOR ME TO DO,

COULD YOU SHOW ME?

THAT'S WHAT IT MEANS.

THAT'S WHAT JESUS MEANS BY

"TAKE UP YOUR CROSS AND

FOLLOW ME."

YOU TRADE.

YOU TRADE YOUR LIFE FOR

SOMETHING ETERNAL.

YOU TRADE WHAT YOU'VE

DONE, THE BROKENNESS THAT

YOU HAVE, FOR WHAT HE SO

FREELY OFFERS AND IS

WILLING TO GIVE, BUT THE

CONDITION IS: ARE YOU

WILLING TO SURRENDER?

NOW, IF THIS IS FOR YOU,

IF THIS IS WHAT YOU WANT,

PRAY THE SAME PRAYER THAT

BRIAN PRAYED.

DON'T GO ALONG LIFE

SAYING, I'VE GOT THIS, I

CAN FIGURE THIS OUT, I CAN

FIX THIS.

JUST SURRENDER TO HIM.

LET HIM TAKE IT.

HE HAS ALREADY TAKEN ALL

OF THE PAIN, ALL THE

SIN -- HE'S ALREADY DONE

IT.

BUT FOR IT TO BE REAL IN

YOUR LIFE, YOU HAVE TO

SURRENDER.

THE APOSTLE PAUL SAID,

WE'RE CRUCIFIED WITH

CHRIST.

WE'RE WITH HIM.

BUT SO OFTEN WE WANT TO DO

IT OUR WAY.

WE WANT TO SAY, NO, I'M

NOT READY TO DO THAT.

AND THEN PAUL ADDED

SOMETHING ELSE, THAT WE

ALL NEED TO PAY CLOSE

ATTENTION TO, WHERE HE

SAID, I DIED DAILY.

IT IS THAT DAILY

SURRENDER.

THAT DAILY SAYING, NOT MY

WILL, BUT YOUR WILL WILL

BE DONE.

THAT'S WHAT LEADS TO THE

ANSWER.

THAT'S WHAT LEADS TO

MIRACLES.

THAT'S WHAT LEADS TO

RESTORATION.

THAT'S WHAT LEADS TO THE

UNDERSTANDING THAT YOU'RE

LOVED JUST FOR WHO YOU

ARE, NOT FOR WHAT YOU DO,

BUT WHO YOU ARE.

IF YOU WANT THIS, BOW YOUR

HEAD WITH ME.

LET'S PRAY A VERY SIMPLE

PRAYER AND LET'S LET JESUS

DO WHAT HE HAS DONE FOR

OTHERS.

WHAT HE DID FOR BRIAN,

HE'LL DO FOR YOU.

LET'S PRAY.

JESUS -- THAT'S RIGHT,

JUST SAY IT OUT LOUD.

JESUS, I COME TO YOU.

AND, JESUS, I SURRENDER

ALL.

I DON'T WANT TO KEEP

ANYTHING BACK.

I SURRENDER ALL.

SO HERE I AM.

AND, JESUS, IF YOU CAN USE

ME, IF YOU CAN COME TO ME,

IF YOU CAN SHOW UP FOR ME,

I WANT THAT.

I WANT YOU IN MY LIFE.

I WANT YOU IN MY HEART.

SO, JESUS, FORGIVE ME.

SET ME FREE.

AND LET ME KNOW TODAY THAT

YOU HAVE ADOPTED ME INTO

YOUR FAMILY.

DO IT, LORD, FOR I ASK IT

IN JESUS' NAME.

FATHER, FOR THOSE WHO JUST

PRAYED, I ASK FOR A

BAPTISM IN YOUR LOVE.

LET THEM KNOW THAT THEIR

PRAYER HAS BEEN HEARD AND

HAS BEEN ANSWERED TODAY.

DO IT, LORD, FOR WE ASK IT

IN JESUS' NAME, AMEN.

NAME.

AMEN.

AND AMEN.

IF YOU PRAYED WITH ME,

THERE IS ONE MORE THING I

WANT YOU TO DO.

I WANT YOU TO MAKE A

TOLL-FREE CALL.

THE NUMBER IS ON THE

SCREEN: 1-800-759-0700.

SAY, I PRAYED WITH THAT

GUY ON TV AND ASKED JESUS

TO COME INTO MY HEART.

WHEN YOU CALL, I'VE GOT

SOMETHING FOR YOU, AND

IT'S CALLED "A NEW DAY."

THERE IS A BOOKLET FULL OF

BIBLE VERSES.

THE PHONE CALL IS FREE,

THE BOOKLET IS FREE.

CALL NOW: 1-800-759-0700.

Wendy: STILL AHEAD,

HE HAS WON ONE SUPER BOWL,

LOST TWO OTHERS, AND CAME

OUT AS A CHAMPION EVERY

TIME.

SUCCESS ISN'T DEFINED

WHETHER YOU HAVE MORE

POINTS THAN THE OTHER GUY.

IT IS DEFINED BY HOW FAR

YOU'VE TRAVELLED AND WHO

YOU'VE BECOME ALONG THE

WAY.

Wendy: WE'LL TALK

WITH NFL GREAT CURT WARNER

RIGHT AFTER THIS.

AND WELCOME BACK TO

"THE 700 CLUB."

A U.S. JEWISH GROUP

PROMOTING A TYPE OF GAY

CONVERSION THERAPY HAS

MOVED TO ISRAEL.

THE GROUP, KNOWN AS

JOANNA, WAS ORDERED TO

SHUT DOWN IN DECEMBER BY A

NEW JERSEY COURT.

BUT ISRAELI SAYS THEIR

SERVICES ARE NEEDED THERE.

THEY SAY SOME JEWISH MEN

FIGHT SAME-SEX ATTRACTION

AND WANT TO BE FREE OF IT

SO THEY CAN RAISE

TRADITIONAL FAMILIES.

> "OPERATION BLESSING"

IS CHANGING LIVES IN PERU.

A 16-YEAR-OLD WAS IN A BAD

MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT AND

NEEDED EXPENSIVE SURGERY

TO SAVE HIS LEG.

HIS PARENTS COULD NOT

AFFORD THE PROCEDURE.

"OPERATION BLESSING"

PROVIDED THE FUNDS FOR

ALDAR'S OPERATION AND THE

PHYSICAL THERAPY HE NEEDED

AFTERWARDS.

TODAY HE IS UP AND WALKING

AROUND.

HE SAYS HE IS LOOKING

FORWARD TO BEING ABLE TO

PLAY SOCCER AGAIN.

> AND YOU CAN FIND OUT

MORE ABOUT WHAT "OPERATION

BLESSING" IS DOING BY

GOING TO ITS WEBSITE,

ob.org.

> GARD ANGORDON AND WENDY ARE

BACK WITH MORE OF "THE 700

Wendy: SAN FRANCISCO

IS SUPER BOWL CENTRAL FOR

THIS WEEKEND'S BIG GAME.

HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF

FANS WILL BE IN THE BAY

AREA TO SOAK UP THE

ATMOSPHERE AND A FEW

CURRENT NFL PLAYERS ARE

THERE AS WELL.

BUT AS TOM BURING REPORTS,

THEY'RE NOT JUST THERE FOR

THE FOOTBALL.

Reporter: ALL WEEK

LONG SAN FRANCISCO, ONE OF

THE NATION'S MOST SCENIC

CITIES, HAS DOUBLED AS

SUPER BOWL HOST, BUILDING

ANTICIPATION FOR SUNDAY'S

MAIN EVENT.

EVERY SINGLE SUPER BOWL

YEAR, YOU GET EVERYBODY

EXCITED ABOUT A FOOTBALL

GAME THAT IS OVERLY

PRICED.

I WANTED TO GIVE SOME OF

MY TIME TO A GROUP OF KIDS

THAT WE COULD LEAVE

SOMETHING OTHER THAN JUST

A VICTORY OF A SUPER BOWL

GAME.

AND I PLAN TO LEAVE A

VICTORY IN A CHILD'S LIFE.

Reporter: AS OUTREACH

PARTNERS, CBN AND RASHAD RASHAD

JENNINGS BRING IN

ENCOURAGEMENT.

SOME OF THEM LEAVE HOME

WHERE THERE IS VIOLENCE.

SOME OF THEM LEAVE HOME,

COMING TO SCHOOL TO GET

THEIR FIRST MEAL.

Reporter: AT A

DETENTION CENTER 20 MILES

AWAY IN THE SANTA CRUZ

MOUNTAINS, THREE BAGS WITH

GROOMING ESSENTIALS ARE

HANDED TO JUVENILE

DELINQUENTS.

IT IS LITTLE THINGS

THAT MEAN A LOT TO SOME OF

THOSE GUYS.

Reporter: ON THIS

DAY, THE VISIT BY "THE ONE

HEART PROJECT" MEANS

EVERYTHING, AS THEY LEAN

INTO A MESSAGE OF HOPE.

IF THEY LOOK INTO THE

MIRROR, THEY DON'T LIKE

WHAT THEY SEE.

BUT IF THEY LOOK IN THEIR

SPIRIT, THEY'RE CRYING AND

CALLING OUT FOR HYDRO.

Reporter: DREW BREES

DREAMS HELP WHILE SERVING

CHARITIES WHILE RAISING

OVER $10 MILLION.

BOTTOM LINE IS IT LET'S

PEOPLE KNOW YOU CARE ABOUT

THEM.

SOMETIMES THAT'S ALL

SOMEBODY NEEDS TO REACH

THEIR FULL POTENTIAL.

GIVING IS THE GREATEST

SACRIFICE, AND NOW JESUS

PAID THE ULTIMATE

SACRIFICE FOR US, BUT IT

IS OUR OPPORTUNITY TO

SERVICE OTHERS.

Wendy: WELL-SAID.

FANS AND PUNT DIT PUNDITS HAVE

TAKEN TURNS NAMING THE

MOST FAMOUS PLAYERS.

CURT WARNER, AS A BACKUP

QUARTERBACK, LED THE RAMS

TO SUPER BOWL GLORY.

AND NOW HE IS A FINAL LIST

FOR THE PRO FOOTBALL

HALL-OF-FAMER.

AND RECENTLY HE DEFINED

SUCCESS TO TOM BURING.

I'M CURT WARNER, SUPER

BOWL 34 CHAMPION, ST.

LOUIS RAMS.

Reporter: THE 1999

RAMS WERE THE NFL'S

HIGHEST SCORING OFFENSE,

NICKNAMED THE GREATEST

SHOW ON TURF.

IT WAS LED BY CURT

WARNER'S RISE FROM

UNDRAFTED BACKUP TO THE

CELEBRATED NEWCOMER.

THAT KIND OF SUCCESS

WAS A SURPRISE TO ME, HOW

QUICKLY IT CAME.

BEING MY FIRST SEASON IN

THE NFL.

BUT HERE I AM AT 28, AND

IT WAS LIKE GOD SET UP THE

WHOLE CAREER.

Reporter: HIS IMPACT

WAS IMMEDIATE, TURNING A

LAST-PLACE TIME INTO A

DIVISION WINNER, AND

LEADING THE RAMS TO THEIR

FIRST PLAYOFF APPEARANCE

AS THE TOP-SEEDED TEAM.

IT LED HIM TO THE FIRST OF

THREE SUPER BOWLS.

Reporter: HOW

DIFFICULT IS IT TO REACH

THAT GAME?

I MEAN IT IS SO

DIFFICULT.

SO MANY THINGS HAVE TO GO

IN YOUR FAVOR.

IT IS SUCH A SPECIAL THING

WHEN YOU PUT IT ALL

TOGETHER.

THE CHEMISTRY THAT WE HAD

IN THE LOCKER ROOM WITH

ONE ANOTHER, THE

UNSELFISHNESS AMONG

PLAYERS.

Reporter: IT LED TO A

MATCHUP AGAINST THE

TENNESSEE TITANS, IN ONE

OF THE MOST DRAMATIC THIRD

QUARTER FINISHES EVER.

RUNNING OUT AND SEEING

THE FLASHES GO OFF WAS

REALLY THE MOST MOMENT

WHEN IT SANK IN WHAT HAD

HAPPENED THAT YEAR.

IT WAS JUST ABOUT THE

JOURNEY THAT GOD HAD TAKEN

ME ON.

Reporter: BUT THE

JOURNEY WAS JUST

BEGINNING.

AFTER TAKING A STORYBOOK

TURN, WHEN THE TITANS

KICKED A GAME TYING FIELD

GOAL.

I REMEMBER TALKING TO

THE COACH ON THE

SIDELINES, AND HE LOOKED

AT ME AND HE SAID, THIS IS

HOW YOU WRITE IT.

THIS IS WHAT YOU WANT.

TWO MINUTES TO GO, BALL IN

YOUR HANDS, LEAD YOUR TEAM

DOWN TO WIN THE SUPER

BOWL.

Reporter: CURT DID.

A 73-YARD PASS TO TRIPP.

TRIP RIGHT, ACE

RIGHT -- I LEFT IT A

LITTLE BEHIND ISAAC.

AND HE ADJUSTED TO IT AND

MADE THE CATCH.

I WAS LAYING ON THE

GROUND, AND LISTENING TO

THE CROWD GOING CRAZY.

Reporter: CURT

WATCHED FROM THE SIDE LINE

AS THE TITANS TOOK THEIR

FINAL RIDE DOWN THE FIELD.

THAT'S ALWAYS THE

HARDEST THING.

WE ALWAYS WANT TO HAVE IT

IN OUR CONTROL.

BUT THE HARDEST PART ABOUT

FOOTBALL: IT'S A TEAM

SPORT.

YOU CAN'T DO IT BY

YOURSELF.

EVERYBODY WILL REMEMBER

THE REACH BY DYSON FOR THE

END ZONE.

ONE YARD DIFFERENCE

BETWEEN WINNING AND

LOSING.

THOSE ARE THE GAMES THAT

ULTIMATELY WILL BE

REMEMBERED.

Reporter: THE

GOAL-LINE TACKLE SECURED

THEIR WIN.

CURT WAS NAMED THE GAME'S

M.V.P.

TWO YEARS LATER, THE RAMS

LOST TO THE PATRIOTS IN

SUPER BOWL 36.

IT IS NOT ALL ABOUT

WINNING.

YOU CAN WIN IN LOSING.

SUCCESS ISN'T DEFINED

WHETHER YOU HAVE MORE

POINTS THAN THE OTHER GUY.

THAT'S NOT HOW GOD DEFINES

IT.

IT IS DEFINED BY THE

JOURNEY.

IT IS DEFINED BY WHERE YOU

FIND YOURSELF AND HOW FAR

YOU'VE TRAVELLED AND WHO

YOU HAVE BECOME ALONG THE

WAY.

Reporter: ALONG THE

WAY, CURT BECAME ONE OF

THREE NFL QUARTERBACKS TO

START FOR TWO DIFFERENT

SUPER BOWL TEAMS.

RESURRECTING HIS CAREER AT

37 WAS WITH THE ARIZONA

CARDINALS.

AND HE EARNED A BELOVED IN

PHOENIX.

I WAS DONE.

HE CAN'T PLAY ANYMORE.

ARIZONA WILL NEVER WIN.

IT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.

AND WE FOUND OURSELVES IN

A PLACE WHERE NOBODY SAW

THEMSELVES.

WHEN WE WERE ABLE TO TAKE

THAT JOURNEY HERE, A

COMMUNITY CAME TOGETHER

AROUND A FOOTBALL TEAM.

Reporter: THE

PROLIFIC QUARTERBACK STILL

HOLD THREE SUPER BOWL

PASSING RECORDS AND HITS

THE MARK ON DEFINING HIS

PLACE AMONG WINS AND

LOSSES.

WHEN IT COMES TO

COMPARING ACHIEVEMENTS

WITH A RELATIONSHIP WITH

THE CREATOR, HOW DOES THAT

COMPARE?

WHAT HAPPENED ON THE

CROSS ULTIMATELY DEFINES

JESUS AND DEFINES ALL OF

US.

WHAT MANY SAW AS A LOSS

WAS OUR GREATEST WIN.

HE WON.

AND THAT SPEAKS TO OUR

EVERY DAY LIVES.

BUT IT ALSO SPEAKS TO OUR

FAITH.

THAT'S WHAT HE CREATED US

FOR, WAS FOR RELATIONSHIP.

AND WITHOUT THAT, WHAT, AT

THE END OF THE DAY, DO WE

REALLY HAVE?

Wendy: I LOVE CURT

WARNER.

I HAD A CHANCE TO

INTERVIEW HIM A FEW YEARS

AGO IN ARIZONA.

WE WILL HAVE A WRAP-UP OF

SUPER BOWL 50 WITH

INTERVIEWS FROM PLAYERS

AND COACHES ON MONDAY'S

"THE 700 CLUB."

> COMING UP, A SINGLE

MOM WITH FIVE MOUTHS TO

FEED.

HEAR HOW SHE GOD FOOD FOR

HER KIDS AND A WHOLE LOT

MORE, WHEN WE COME BACK.

Gordon: CBN PARTNERS

ARE HELPING PEOPLE AROUND

THE WORLD, AND RIGHT HERE

AT HOME, LIKE ALICIA.

SHE IS THE MOTHER OF FIVE

BOYS, AND SHE IS

SUPPORTING THEM ON HER

OWN.

Reporter: ALICIA

POSSESSEPOSSIS A SINGLE MOM OF FIVE.

THERE WAS A TIME WHEN

PROVIDING FOR HER FAMILY

WAS A REAL STRUGGLE.

FINANCIALLY, IT WAS

VERY HARD.

I WAS IN A JOB WHERE I

WASN'T MAKING VERY MUCH

MONEY AT ALL.

Reporter: SHE WAS

BEHIND ON HER BILLS AND

FACING EVICTION.

I FELT LIKE A FAILURE

BECAUSE I COULDN'T PROVIDE

FOR MY CHILDREN

FINANCIALLY, THE WAY I

NEEDED TO.

Reporter: AND THEN

SHE HEARD ABOUT "OPERATION

BLESSING" PARTNER

"JOSEPH'S STOREHOUSE."

AND SHE DIDN'T KNOW WHAT

TO EXPECT.

THEY CAME OUT WITH THIS

BARREL OVERLOADED WITH

FOOD, EVERYWHERE FROM

MEATS TO VEGETABLES TO

SWEETS FOR THE KID.

WE FILL THEM FULL OF

FOOD.

Reporter: BUT SHE

DOESN'T JUST GET FOOD AND

HOUSEHOLD SUPPLIES THERE.

THE BEST THING THERE IS

THE PRAYER ROOM.

THEY PRAYED WITH ME ABOUT

ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING I

NEEDED.

Reporter: DURING ONE

OF THOSE SESSIONS, THEY

PRAYED FOR A BETTER JOB

FOR ALICIA.

ON HER NEXT VISIT TO THE

STOREHOUSE, SHE HAD

SOMETHING TO SHARE.

WE HAD PRAYED ABOUT IT

SEVERAL TIMES.

AND WHEN I WENT BACK AND

THEY SAID, DO YOU WANT TO

PRAY ABOUT ANYTHING NEW,

AND HOW IS THE JOB SEARCH

COMING?

AND I HAD GREAT NEWS: I

FOUND A WONDERFUL JOB THAT

HAS BETTER PAY AND I CAN

FINALLY SUPPORT MY GUYS.

Reporter: WITH A

STABLE JOB AND FOOD ON THE

TABLE, SHE CAN SPEND MORE

QUALITY TIME WITH HER

CHILDREN.

I WILL HELP MY OLDEST

CHILD WITH HIS HOMEWORK OR

WE'LL GO TO THE PARK AND

SWING AND WE WATCH MOVIES

AND SING TOGETHER.

Reporter: SHE SAYS

SHE WANTS PEOPLE WHO GIVE

TO "OPERATION BLESSING"

WANTS PEOPLE TO KNOW THEIR

SUPPORT MAKES A DIFFERENCE

IN FAMILIES LIKE HERS.

THAT MAKES ME FEEL

GREAT, KNOWING THAT I CAN

PROVIDE FOR MY KIDS THAT

WAY.

AND HAVING THE STOREHOUSE

AND "OPERATION BLESSING"

HELPS TREMENDOUSLY.

Gordon: YOU CAN BE A

HELP TO PEOPLE RIGHT HERE

IN AMERICA AND AROUND THE

WORLD.

HOW?

BY JUST JOINING "THE 700

CLUB."

WE'RE A LOT MORE THAN JUST

A TV SHOW.

WE WANT TO HELP PEOPLE,

AND WE'RE FEEDING OVER

THREE MILLION AMERICANS

EVERY SINGLE MONTH.

AND YOU'RE A PART OF IT,

IF YOU'RE A MEMBER OF "THE

700 CLUB."

IF YOU'RE NOT A MEMBER,

JOIN WITH US:

1-800-759-0700.

JUST CALL AND SAY, I WANT

TO JOIN.

HOW MUCH IS IT?

JUST $20 A MONTH, AND THAT

BREAKS OUT TO 65 CENTS A

DAY, AND YOU JOIN WITH

TENS OF THOUSANDS OF

PEOPLE WHO SAY, YES, WE

WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

WHEN YOU CALL, I HAVE

SOMETHING FOR YOU.

I WANT YOU TO HAVE IT.

IT IS MY FATHER'S LATEST

TEACHING, AND IT'S ON A

D.V.D.: "HEAVEN, WHAT GOD

HAS PREPARED FOR THOSE WHO

LOVE HIM."

IN HERE YOU'LL HAVE

REAL-LIFE TESTIMONIES OF

PEOPLE WHO HAVE DIED AND

SAY THEY WENT TO HEAVEN,

AND THEY COME BACK AND

TELL US ABOUT IT.

AND THERE IS AN INTERVIEW

WITH A CARDIAC SURGEON WHO

TALKS ABOUT THE PATIENTS

HE'S TREATED, WHO HAVE

DIED, AND THEN THEY COME

BACK TO LIFE AND THEY TOLD

HIM WHAT THEY HAD

EXPERIENCED IN HEAVEN.

AND THEN WE HAVE A

TEACHING, WHAT DOES THE

BIBLE SAY ABOUT WHAT

HAPPENS TO CHRISTIANS WHEN

THEY DIE?

WHAT CAN THEY EXPECT IN

HEAVEN?

SO CALL US NOW,

1-800-759-0700.

WENDY?

Wendy: COMING UP,

WHAT EXACTLY DOES GOD KNOW

ABOUT EVENTS BEFORE THEY

ACTUALLY HAPPEN?

GORDON WILL ANSWER THAT

WHEN WE COME BACK.

Wendy: WELCOME BACK

TO "THE 700 CLUB."

IT IS TIME FOR YOUR E-MAIL

QUESTIONS.

AND WE'VE GOT ONE REALLY

GOOD ONE, AND HERE IT IS

FROM RICHARD.

HE QUOTES ROMANS 8: 29:

"FOR THOSE GOD FOREKNEW HE

ALSO PREDESTINED."

I'VE DISCUSSED THE MEANING

OF THE WORD "FOREKNEW,"

BUT TO NO AVAIL TO THE

MEANING OF THE WORD

"FOREKNEW."

PLEASE GIVE ME YOUR VIEW.

Gordon: IN FOUR

MINUTES OR MAYBE LESS I'LL

TRY TO EXPLAIN

PREDESTINATION FOR YOU.

LET'S START FIRST WITH

THAT VERSE.

"AND NOW WE KNOW ALL

THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR

GOOD TO THOSE WHO LOVE

GOD, TO THOSE WHO ARE THE

CALLED ACCORDING TO HIS

PURPOSE.

FOR WHOM HE FOREKNEW HE

ALSO PREDESTINED TO BE

FORMED TO THE IMAGE OF HIS

SON SO THAT HE MIGHT BE

THE FIRST BORN AMONG MANY

BRETHREN."

YOU HAVE ALL THINGS

WORKING TOGETHER FOR THOSE

WHO ARE CALLED WHO LOVE

GOD.

AND YOU HAVE THIS WORD

"FOREKNEW," AND IT MEANS

HE KNEW YOU BEFORE.

HE SAW YOU FROM AFAR OFF.

AND IT IS MORE THANHE JUST MORE THAN HE

JUST SAW YOU, BUT HE KNEW.

AND YOU HAVE TO HAVE THAT

LAST PART, HE MIGHT BE THE

FIRST BORN AMONG MANY

BRETHREN.

WHEN YOU UNDERSTAND THAT

ALL OF THIS CONCEPT OF

PREDESTINATION, IN PAUL'S

VIEW, HAS TO DO WITH THE

CROSS AND WHAT HAPPENED ON

THE CROSS.

NOW, WITHIN THE CHRISTIAN

COMMUNITY, YOU HAVE JOHN

CALVIN ON ONE SIDE SAYING

PRE-DESTINATION, THAT

EVERYONE WHO GETS SAVED

GOD KNEW FROM THE

FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD.

AND THOSE WHO ARE DESTINED

TO BE CONDEMNED, HE KNEW

THAT, TOO.

AND THEN YOU HAVE JOHN

WESLEY ON THE OTHER SIDE

SAYING, NO, IT IS AN

INDIVIDUAL CHOICE.

GOD DOES KNOW FROM A

STANDPOINT OF HE SEES IT

BEFORE IT HAPPENS, BUT IT

IS STILL UP TO THE

INDIVIDUAL.

AND I WOULD SAY ON BOTH

CAMPS, THEY'RE WONDERFUL

CHRISTIANS IN BOTH CAMPS.

I'M NOT HERE TO TRY TO

TAKE A POSITION ONE WAY OR

ANOTHER.

I AM TRYING TO POINT OUT

THAT WHAT PAUL IS TALKING

ABOUT HAPPENED ON THE

CROSS.

AND YOU HAVE TO READ IT IN

CONJUNCTION WITH THE

SCRIPTURES THAT TALK

ABOUT, THAT PROPHESY WHAT

THE MESSIAH IS GOING TO DO

ON THE CROSS.

ISAIAH 53: "IT PLEASED THE

LORD TO BRUISE HIM.

HE HAS PUT HIM TO GRIEF.

WHEN YOU MAKE HIS SOUL AN

OFFERING FOR SIN, HE SHALL

SEE A SEA.

THE PLEASURE OF THE LORD

SHALL PROSPER IN HIS HAND.

HE SHALL SEE THE LABOR OF

HIS SOUL AND BE SATISFIED.

BY HIS KNOWLEDGE MY

RIGHTEOUS SERVANT SHALL

JUSTIFY MANY FOR HE SHALL

BEAR THEIR INIQUITIES."

WHEN YOU LOOK AT WHAT

JESUS DID ON THE CROSS,

YOU ALSO HAVE TO LOOK AT

GETHSEMANE.

DID HE HAVE A CHOICE?

THE ANSWER, I THINK, FROM

SCRIPTURE IS CLEAR.

HE ASKED THAT THE CUP BE

TAKEN AWAY.

AND THEN HE PRAYED THAT

WONDERFUL PRAY: "NOT MY

WILL BE DONE, BUT YOUR

WILL BE DONE."

HERE IS THE LAMB OF GOD.

AND THE SCRIPTURE SAYS HE

WAS SLAIN BEFORE THE

FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD.

AND SCRIPTURE ALSO SAYS,

IN ISAIAH 53, THAT HE SAW

THE LABOR OF HIS SOUL.

HE SEES HIS SEED, HE SEES

HIS DESCENDENTS IS ANOTHER

WAY TO TRANSLATE THAT.

HE SAW YOU AND ME.

HE SAW THE RESULT.

HEBREWS SAYS, "FOR THE JOY

SET BEFORE HIM, HE ENDURED

THE CROSS."

SO HE SAW THE RESULT.

SO WITHIN HIM, IF WE'RE

CRUCIFIED WITH HIM, WE

IDENTIFY WE WERE THERE

WITH HIM ON THE CROSS, AND

IN THAT PROCESS HE GAVE

BIRTH TO US SPIRITUALLY.

I THINK THAT'S WHAT PAUL

IS TALKING ABOUT HERE,

THAT THE CALLED ACCORDING

TO HIS PURPOSE HE

FOREKNEW.

HE SAW YOU FROM THE CROSS.

HE SAW THAT YOU WOULD

BELIEVE.

BUT JUST LIKE JESUS, YOU

HAVE THE CHOICE.

YOU CAN CHOOSE TO BELIEVE,

CAN YOU CHOOSE TO BE

CRUCIFIED WITH HIM, OR YOU

CAN CHOOSE THE OTHER WAY.

I WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU,

CHOOSE WISELY.

WE LEAVE YOU TODAY WITH

THESE WORDS FROM PSALM 61:

"I WILL TRUST IN THE

SHELTER OF YOUR WING."

FOR WENDY, FOR ME, FOR ALL

OF US HERE, GOD BLESS YOU.

WE'LL SEE YOU HERE AGAIN

NEXT WEEK.

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