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The 700 Club - March 10, 2016

Survivor and Author Theresa Flores shares her story of trafficking and slavery while living in an upper-middle class suburb of Detroit Michigan. Plus, at 37 weeks pregnant Treva was faced with an emergency C-section when everything started going ... Read Transcript


Wendy: TODAY, A NEW

WAY TO HELP CHILDREN LEARN

TO READ.

WITHOUT READING, THEY

WILL ALWAYS STAY RIGHT

WHERE THEY ARE.

Wendy: TEACH THE

TEACHERS.

I TRY TO TELL THEM

EVERY TIME, THIS IS NOT

GOING TO BE EASY.

Wendy: AND THE

RESULTS ARE

REVOLUTIONIZING A COUNTRY.

I WANT THEM TO HAVE

CONDENSE ICONFIDENCE IN WHAT THEY

KNOW.

*

Terry: HELLO,

EVERYONE.

WELCOME TO "THE 700 CLUB."

THE REPUBLICAN

PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES

ARE FACING OFF IN ANOTHER

DEBATE TONIGHT IN MIAMI.

THIS LESS THAN A WEEK

BEFORE THE CRUCIAL FLORIDA

PRIMARY.

DONALD TRUMP IS LEADING IN

THE POLLS THERE, AND NOW

G.O.P. HOPEFUL TED CRUZ

SAYS HE THINKS THE REASON

WHY IS BECAUSE THE LIBERAL

MEDIA IS INTENTIONALLY

BOOSTING TRUMP.

CRUZ EXPLAINED HIS

THOUGHTS IN AN EXCLUSIVE

INTERVIEW WITH OUR DAVID

BRODY.

¶David: WHILE

CANDIDATES LIKE TED CRUZ

AND MARCO RUBIO CAMPAIGNED

IN THE KEY STATE OF

FLORIDA, FRONT-RUNNER

DONALD TRUMP MARCHES TO

THE BEAT OF HIS OWN DRUM.

HE HELD A RALLY IN NORTH

CAROLINA BECAUSE TARHILL

VOTERS ALSO GO TO THE

POLLS ON TUESDAY.

DO YOU PLEDGE THAT ON

TUESDAY YOU WILL GO AND WE

WILL MAKE AMERICA GREAT

AGAIN?

AND YOU WILL VOTE FOR

DONALD TRUMP?

OKAY?

¶David: TRUMP RETURNS

TO FLORIDA TONIGHT, WHERE

POLLS SHOW HIM SOLIDLY

AHEAD.

HE TAKES THIS

WINNER-TAKE-ALL STATE,

THEN HE'LL BE HARD TO

CATCH.

IN MIAMI THURSDAY, TED

CRUZ PREACHED HIS

CONSTITUTIONAL

CONSERVATISM IN FRONT OF

HUNDREDS OF ENTHUSIASTIC

SUPPORTERS.

THEY GOT EVEN MORE EXCITED

WHEN FORMER G.O.P.

CANDIDATE CARLY FIORINA

JOINED HIM ON THE STAGE.

[APPLAUSE]

¶David: CARLY FIORINA

LARGELY BACKED CRUZ AND

HIS ANTI-G.O.P.

ESTABLISHMENT MESSAGE.

WHEN THE ES

ESTABLISHMENT SAYS KRU CRUZ IS

TOO MUCH OF A FIGHTER, I

SAY, YOU GO AHEAD.

AS THIS RACE CONTINUES

AND CONTINUES TO NARROW

INTO A CLEAR, TWO-MAN

RACE, HEAD TO HEAD, DONALD

TRUMP LOSES AND LOSES

BADLY.

¶David: IN AN

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH

CBN NEWS, CRUZ CRITICIZED

THE LIBERAL MEDIA FOR

HELPING DONALD TRUMP RISE

TO ALMOST ROCK-STAR

STATUS.

IF YOU WONDER WHEN YOU

TURN YOUR TV ON FROM THE

MORNING TO MIDNIGHT, IT IS

BECAUSE THE NETWORKS, WHO

ARE PARTISAN DEMOCRATS,

HAVE DECIDED LET'S GET

DONALD NOMINATED, BECAUSE

ONCE WE DO, HILLARY

CLINTON WINS.

¶David: AND AS FOR

MARCO RUBIO, HE IS JUST

HOPING TO STAY IN THE RACE

BECAUSE THE REALITY IS

THIS: IF HE DOESN'T WIN

HIS HOME-STATE OF FLORIDA,

IT IS ALL BUT OVER.

RUBIO'S CAMPAIGN IS

STRUGGLING TO GAIN

TRACTION HERE, AND THEY'RE

DENYING RUMORS HE MIGHT

PULL OUT OF THE RACE

BEFORE TUESDAY'S PRIMARY.

RUBIO WAS HAVING NONE OF

IT.

SO IF ANYONE CALLS YOU

OR ANYONE TELLS YOU MARCO

RUBIO IS GETTING OUT, YOU

TELL THEM YOU HEARD IT

FROM ME, THEY ARE LYING TO

YOU.

WE ARE GOING TO WORK AS

HARD AS IT TAKES BECAUSE

WE ARE GOING TO WIN

FLORIDA, AND WE ARE GOING

TO WIN THE NOMINATION.

¶David: BUT RIGHT NOW

THAT NOMINATION IS TRUMP'S

TO LOSE.

AND THAT'S WHY TONIGHT'S

DEBATE BECOMES EVEN MORE

CRUCIAL FOR THE THREE

REMAINING CANDIDATES

TRYING TO KNOCK OFF TRUMP

AND A NERVOUS REPUBLICAN

PARTY, TOO.

DAVID BRODY, CBN NEWS.

Terry: IT REMAINS TO

BE SEEN WHAT HAPPENS WITH

ALL OF THAT.

IF FOR SOME REASON RUBIO

CANNOT PULL OFF WINNING

HIS STATE, THAT WILL

CERTAINLY CHANGE UP THE

NUMBERS, AND WE'LL HAVE TO

SEE WHERE THAT LEADS.

IN THE MEANTIME, WE GET TO

ENJOY ANOTHER DEBATE

TONIGHT.

YOU CAN SEE MORE OF DAVID

BRODY'S EXCLUSIVE

INTERVIEW WITH TED CRUZ

ON cbnnews.com, "THE

BRODY FILE".

WENDY GRIFFITH IS HERE

FROM THE CBN NEWSROOM.

Wendy: HILLARY

CLINTON SAYS SHE ISN'T

WORRIED ABOUT HER ONGOING

E-MAIL PROBLEMS.

AND IN LAST NIGHT'S

DEBATE, SHE SAID SHE

WOULDN'T EVEN ANSWER A

QUESTION ABOUT THE

POSSIBILITY OF BEING

INDICTED AFTER SAYING SHE

DID NOTHING WRONG.

I DID NOT SEND OR

RECEIVE ANY E-MAILS MARKED

CLASSIFIED AT THE TIME.

I AM NOT WORRIED ABOUT IT.

IF YOU GET INDICTED,

WILL YOU DROP OUT?

OR FOR GOODNESS --

THAT'S NOT HAPPENING.

I'M NOT GOING TO EVEN

ANSWER THAT.

Wendy: OPPONENT

BERNIE SANDERS HAS NOT

ADDRESSED THE E-MAIL

CONTROVERSY IN THE PAST,

AND HE WILL NOT DO IT LAST

NIGHT, EITHER.

> THERE IS A MAJOR

BREAKTHROUGH IN THE WAR

AGAINST ISIS.

THEY CAPTURED A KEY

ISLAMIC STATE CHEMICAL

WEAPONS OPERATIVE, AND HE

HAS CONFIRMED THAT ISIS IS

USING SULFUR MUSTARD GAS

AGAINST THE PEOPLE OF IRAQ

AND SYRIA.

GARY LANE HAS THAT STORY.

Reporter: U.S.

SPECIAL FORCES CAPTURED

THE HEAD OF THE ISLAMIC

STATE CHEMICAL WEAPONS

PROGRAM.

al-AFARI ONCE WORKED FOR

SADDAM HUSSEIN.

HE PROVIDED U.S. OFFICIALS

WITH VALUABLE INTELLIGENCE

ABOUT HOW THE ISLAMIC

STATE HAD WEAPONIZED

SULPHUR MUSTARD GAS AND

LOADED IT INTO ARTILLERY

SHELLS.

THE INFORMATION LED TO

U.S. AIRSTRIKES LIKE THIS

ONE AGAINST SUSPECTED

CHEMICAL WEAPONS SITES

NEAR MOSUL.

THE IRAQI DEFENSE MINISTER

DENIES THAT ISIS IS USING

MUSTARD GAS IN IRAQ.

THE ISLAMIC STATE

DOESN'T HAVE CHEMICAL

WEAPONS.

THEY SOMETIMES USE

CHLORINE GAS, WHICH IS

INEFFECTIVE CHEMICALLY.

BY USING IT, THEY ARE

TRYING TO AFFECT THE

MORALE OF THE SOLDIERS.

Reporter: BUT IN

RECENT WEEKS, CBN NEWS HAS

REPORTED INFORMATION

VERIFYING THE NEWLY

OBTAINED INFORMATION.

THE ORGANIZATION FOR THE

PROHIBITION OF CHEMICAL

WEAPONS SAID SOIL SAMPLES

IT HAD OBTAINED TESTED

POSITIVE FOR SULPHUR

MUSTARD GAS.

THE FOLLOWING WEEK CBN

NEWS CORRESPONDENT CHUCK

HOLTON, ON THE FRONT LINES

IN NORTHERN IRAQ, SHOW

EVIDENCE OF CHEMICAL-LADEN

MORTAR SHELLS.

ONE SOLDIER, VICTIMIZED,

COLLAPSED IN FRONT OF OUR

CAMERAS AS A DOCTOR

EXAMINED HIM.

DAVID UBANKS WAS ON

LOCATION AT THE TIME,

TRAINING KURDISH PESHMERGA

SOLDIERS.

WE DON'T KNOW, IS IT

CHLORINE OR MUSTARD OR

SOMETHING ELSE?

THAT'S WHY WE NEED PEOPLE

TO COME AND TEST IT.

THE DOCTOR WAS APPEALING,

PLEASE COME AND TEST IT SO

WE KNOW, ONE, WE CAN TREAT

OUR PEOPLE, AND, TWO, WE

CAN GUARD AGAINST IT.

Reporter: IN LONDON,

BRITISH INTELLIGENCE MI6

HAS ANNOUNCED IT HAS

OBTAINED A CATC CACHE OF NAMES

OF ISIS LEADERS.

IT WAS LEAKED BY A

DISGRUNTLED JIHADI.

ADDRESSES, PHONE NUMBERS,

FAMILY CONTACTS, AND IT IS

ALL CONTAINED ON A MEMORY

STICK.

THE MAIL REPORTS THE

INFORMATION IS A GOLD MINE

OF INTELLIGENCE, AND THE

BIGGEST ISIS INTELLIGENCE

HAUL EVER UNCOVERED.

GARY LANE, CBN NEWS.

Wendy: THANK YOU,

GARY.

> SOME MEMBERS OF

CONGRESS ARE PUSHING THE

STATE DEPARTMENT TO GET

TOUGH ON COUNTRIES THAT

ALLOW HUMAN TRAFFICKING.

THEY WANT THE DEPARTMENT

TO START WITH ITS OWN

ANNUAL TRAFFICKING REPORT

BECAUSE THEY SAY IT OFTEN

JUST GLOSSES OVER POLICIES

THAT ENCOURAGE

TRAFFICKING.

HEATHER SELLS HAS THE

STORY.

Heather: THOSE WHO

FIGHT HUMAN TRAFFICKING

SAY IT IS VERY CLEAR:

COUNTRIES THAT ALLOW

PROSTITUTION CREATE A

GREATER DEMAND FOR HUMAN

TRAFFICKING.

THAT'S WHY IT IS A PROBLEM

WHEN THE STATE

DEPARTMENT'S ANNUAL REPORT

CARD ON TRAFFICKING

VIRTUALLY IGNORES THE

LEGAL SEX TRADE.

A BIPARTISAN GROUP OF

LAWMAKERS WANTS TO CHANGE

THAT.

OUR CONCERN IS

SOMETIMES YOU CAN BE

PUSHED A WAY A LITTLE BIT

WITH OUR STATE DEPARTMENT,

WHEN THEY MIGHT FEEL LIKE

BRINGING OUT THE TRUTH

WHAT IS GOING ON WITH

HUMAN TRAFFICKING, IT

MIGHT HURT DIPLOMACY.

Heather: SPAIN

RECEIVES A TOP RATING FROM

THE U.S., DESPITE THE FACT

THAT THE PURCHASE OF SEX

THERE IS LEGAL, AND THE

SPANISH GOVERNMENT ITSELF

ESTIMATES THAT AS MANY AS

ONE MILLION PURCHASES OF

SEX IS MADE EVERY DAY.

A COUNTRY OF ABOUT

47 MILLION PEOPLE WHO LIVE

IN SPAIN, AND YET 39% OF

MEN THERE SAY THEY HAVE

PURCHASED SEX.

39% -- IT IS AN

UNFATHOMABLE NUMBER.

Reporter: THE U.S.

INFLUENCES MATTERS AND CAN

ENCOURAGE COUNTRIES TO

IMPROVE THEIR RECORDS.

AND HE SAYS IF THEIR

EFFORTS SAVE EVEN ONE

CHILD, IT IS ALL WORTH IT.

Wendy: THANKS,

HEATHER.

TERRY, THIS IS A BIGGER

NUMBER THAN PEOPLE

REALIZE.

Terry: IT REALLY IS.

THE STATISTICS ARE

SHOCKING.

> LATER IN TODAY'S

PROGRAM, WE WE'RE GOING TO

TALK TO A GIRL WHO WAS

ONCE A SEX SLAVE.

FIRST, WE WANT TO TAKE YOU

TO WHERE THE TEACHERS ARE

GETTING A CLASS IN READING

101.

I WONDERED IF THEY

WOULD EVEN TEACH ME THE

WAY THEY SHOULD.

BUT NOW I UNDERSTAND, IF I

CAN TEACH THE TEACHERS,

THEN THE KIDS WILL LEARN.

Terry: WATCH AS

CHILDREN AND TEACHERS ARE

UNLOCKING THE POWER OF

READING.

THAT'S NEXT.

Terry: EDUCATION CAN

HELP CHILDREN THINK

CRITICALLY, AND THAT

ABILITY IS GREATLY NEEDED

IN HAITI, WHERE ILLITERACY

IS A SERIOUS PROBLEM.

IN FACT, THERE IS NOT EVEN

A WORD FOR LITERACY IN THE

CREO LANGUAGE.

SO ONE GROUP OF UNITED

STATES EDUCATORS WANTS TO

HELP HAITIAN CHILDREN

LEARN HOW TO READ, BUT AS

CAITLIN BURKE SHOWS US,

FIRST THEY HAVE TO TEACH

THE TEACHERS.

Reporter: THESE

CHILDREN ARE LEARNING TO

READ, SOMETHING THAT

DOESN'T HAPPEN TOO OFTEN

HERE IN HAITI.

MOST OF THE TEACHERS

HERE DON'T KNOW HOW TO

TEACH READING.

MANY DON'T KNOW YOU

ACTUALLY CAN TEACH

READING, BECAUSE IT IS ALL

MEMORIZATION.

Reporter: A FEW TIMES

A YEAR, A GROUP OF

AMERICAN TEACHERS TRAVEL

TO HAITI.

THEIR MISSION: TO HELP THE

TEACHERS HERE TEACH

LITERACY MORE AFFECTIVELY.

READING THE MOST

IMPORTANT THAT WE CAN

TEACH CHILDREN.

WITHOUT READING, THEY WILL

ALWAYS STAY RIGHT WHERE

THEY ARE.

Reporter: IN HAITI,

THE METHODS OF EDUCATION

ARE CONSIDERED OUTDATEDED

AND INEFFECTIVE.

TEACHERS OFTEN CALL OUT

WORDS AND THE CHILDREN

RECITE THEM BACK.

THEY LEARN MEMORIZATION.

WE GO AND, YEAH,

THEY'RE READING FLUENTLY,

BUT WHEN WE ASK WHAT

THEY'RE READING, THEY

CAN'T TELL YOU.

THEY'RE NOT COMPRENDIN COMPREHENDING

AT ALL.

Reporter: THEY SERVE

AS EXAMPLES OF WHAT IT

TAKES TO TEACH LITERACY,

AND THEY WORK WITH THE

HAITIAN TEACHERS TO TEACH

THEIR STUDENTS.

I TRY TO TELL THEM

EVERY TIME, THIS IS NOT

GOING TO BE EASY.

THIS IS GOING TO BE REALLY

HARD BECAUSE YOU'VE NEVER

SEEN IT BEFORE.

BUT THERE ARE USUALLY

THREE OR FOUR AT EVERY

SCHOOL WHO ARE WILLING TO

LEARN, WHO WANTS TO LEARN,

AND WHO TRIES IT

IMMEDIATELY.

AND THEY SEE THE BENEFITS

VERY QUICKLY.

Reporter: TWO

LANGUAGES ARE SPOKEN IN

HAITI, FRENCH AND CREO.

SO EVERYBODY THINKS

THAT THE CHILDREN, WHEN

THEY ENTER SCHOOL, THEY

SHOULD LEARN HOW TO READ

FRENCH.

BUT I KNOW, FROM DOING

RESEARCH IN THE STATES AND

ALL OVER THE WORLD,

CHILDREN ARE GOING TO

LEARN TO READ IF THEY

LEARN TO READ IN THEIR

NATIVE LANGUAGE FIRST.

THE CHILDREN WE'RE

TEACHING SPEAK CREO.

AND SO THEY START READING

TO THEM AND WRITING TO

THEM IN WORDS THAT ARE

FRENCH, AND THEY'VE GOT

NOT A CLUE, SO THEY

MEMORIZE.

Reporter: WHILE THEIR

TASK SEEMS OVERWHELMING AT

TIMES, THEY'RE ENCOURAGED

BY HAITIAN TEACHERS WHO

TRULY WANT THEIR KIDS TO

LEARN.

TEACHERS LIKE MADELEINE.

BOBBY HAS TAUGHT HER WHAT

SHE NEEDS TO KNOW.

MADELEINE WILL WORK WITH

TEACHERS AND HELP THEM PUT

THE NEW METHODS INTO

PRACTICE.

I THINK THAT'S HOW YOU

SUSTAIN A COUNTRY.

THAT'S HOW THEY LEARN TO

DEPEND ON THEMSELVES.

PEOPLE FROM THE OUTSIDE --

THEY'RE NEVER GOING TO

DEPEND ON THEMSELVES TO

KNOW THINGS IF I'M ALWAYS

COMING IN HERE TO TELL

THEM.

I WANT THEM TO HAVE

CONFIDENCE IN WHAT THEY

KNOW.

Reporter: MADELEINE

SAYS SHE IS PASSIONATE

ABOUT THIS NEW APPROACH.

WHEN I WAS IN SCHOOL,

THEY DIDN'T TEACH ME THE

WAY THEY SHOULD.

BUT NOW THAT I UNDERSTAND,

I WANT TO KIDS TO KNOW.

IF I CAN TEACH THE

TEACHERS, THEN THE KIDS

WILL LEARN IN THE FUTURE.

Reporter: THEY CAN

SLOWLY BEGIN TO IMPACT

THEIR COMMUNITIES, AND

EVEN THEIR COUNTRY.

BUT FOR SOME MORE

IMMEDIATE CHANGE, THE

ADULTS MUST LEARN AS WELL.

"OPERATION BLESSING"

INTERNATIONAL STARTED

OFFERING A CLASS FOR THE

ADULT IN ONE OF THEIR

COMMUNITIES.

THIS AFTER THE PARENTS OF

THE CHILDREN ATTENDING THE

O.B. SCHOOL THERE

REQUESTED IT.

WE WANTED THE PARENTS

TO BE ABLE TO HELP THEIR

CHILDREN WITH THEIR SCHOOL

WORK.

AND VERY BASIC THINGS,

LIKE BEING ABLE TO WRITE

THEIR OWN NAMES.

COUNTING HOW MANY FAMILY

MEMBERS THEY HAVE.

SO WE ALSO TEACH THEM

BASIC MATH THAT THEY CAN

BENEFIT FROM.

I WANT TO READ THE

BIBLE.

AND I WANT TO READ THE

PSALMS.

AND WHEN THE KIDS COME

HOME FROM SCHOOL, I CAN

CHECK WHAT THEY DID IN

SCHOOL.

THEY CANNOT LIE TO ME

ANYMORE.

Reporter: THE FIRST

CLASS OF 32 STUDENTS

RECENTLY GRADUATED, AND

THERE YOU NOW 27 NEW

STUDENTS GOING THROUGH THE

PROGRAM.

KATCAITLIN BURKE, CBN NEWS,

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI.

Terry: HAITI HAS BEEN

BESET WITH SO MANY

PROBLEMS OVER THE YEARS.

AND YOU WONDER, AS YOU

LOOK AT IT, WHEN DO

LEADERS RISE UP WHO CARE

ABOUT THE NATION?

MAYBE THIS IS THE

BEGINNING OF THAT.

I SAY HATS OFF.

EDUCATION CHANGES THINGS.

HOW DO YOU MOVE FORWARD IF

YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW TO

WRITE YOUR NAME.

IF YOU'RE SMART ENOUGH TO

MEMORIZE WORDS, YOU'RE

SMART ENOUGH TO LEARN HOW

TO READ AND COMPREHEND.

SO THIS "OPERATION

BLESSING" PROGRAM IS

MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN A

COUNTRY THAT IS LONG

OVERDUE FOR FRESH

LEADERSHIP.

> COMING UP, WE'RE GOING

TO SHOW YOU HOW CHILDREN

AROUND THE WORLD ARE

BREAKING THE CYCLE OF

POVERTY.

SO DON'T GO AWAY.

Terry: CBN'S

"ORPHANS' PROMISE" REACHES

OUT TO AT-RISK FAMILIES

AND SHOWS THEM THAT WITH

GOD, ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE,

EVEN THE SO-CALLED

IMPOSSIBLE.

TAKE A LOOK.

Reporter: WHEN

WALIK'S HUSBAND ABANDONED

HER, SHE WAS SUDDENLY LEFT

WITH NO INCOME AND HAD TWO

CHILDREN DEPENDING ON HER.

SHE IS A FIELD LABO LABORER,

WHO CANNOT FIND WORK

BECAUSE LOCAL FARMS

SUFFERED TWO YEARS OF BAD

CROPS.

HE INCURRED MORE AND MORE

DEBT JUST TO FEED HIS

FAMILY OF 14.

THE GRANDMOTHER WORKS FROM

SUNRISE TO SUNSET, AND SHE

ONLY EARNS ENOUGH T, $5 FOR

HER LABOR.

EVERY PERSON WANTS TO BE

ABLE TO PROVIDE FOR

THEMSELVES AND THEIR

FAMILY, BUT SOMETIMES LIFE

SERVES UP SOME PRETTY

DIFFICULT SITUATIONS.

AT "ORPHANS' PROMISE,"

WHEN WE SEE CHILDREN

SUFFERING, WE WANT TO STEP

IN WITH THE BEST SOLUTION.

NOT JUST TO SOLVE THE

IMMEDIATE PROBLEM, BUT

GIVE LONG-TERM ANSWERS.

HUNAN IS QUITE THE FAMILY

MAN.

HE TOLD US THE GREATEST

THING IN MY LIFE IS MY

CHILDREN.

SO IMAGINE HUNAN'S DISPAIR

WHEN HIS DEBT AT THE LOCAL

GROCERY STORE CONTINUED TO

GROW, WHILE HIS TWO-ROOM

HOUSE WAS FALLING APART.

WE MET THIS LARGE FAMILY

BECAUSE THE SCHOOL-AGED

CHILDREN ATTEND OUR

"ORPHANS' PROMISE"

TRAINING CENTER AT THE

LOCAL CHURCH IN ARMENIA.

THEY'RE LEARNING ENGLISH

AND COMPUTER SKILLS THAT

WILL ENABLE THEM TO GET

GOOD JOBS WHEN THEY'RE

OLDER.

PLUS THEY'RE FLOURISHING

IN GOD-CENTERED YOUTH

ACTIVITIES.

IMAGINE EVERYONE'S

SURPRISE WHEN THE MAYOR

HEARD OF THEIR PLIGHT AND

OFFERED THEM A LARGER

HOUSE.

IT WAS ABANDONED, WITH

BROKEN WINDOWS, NO

KITCHEN, AND CRUMBLING

CONCRETE CHAIRS.

BUT THE CHURCH MEMBERS,

TOGETHER WITH "ORPHANS'

PROMISE," WORKED TO BRING

THE HOUSE TO A LIVABLE

CONDITION.

IN THEIR OLD HOUSE, THE

CHILDREN HAD BEEN CROWDED

INTO ONE BEDROOM.

BUT WE MADE SURE THAT NOW

EACH CHILD HAD A SEPARATE

BED.

THEY WERE PRETTY EXCITED

ABOUT THAT.

THEN WE HAD ANOTHER

SURPRISE: A COW, WHICH

WOULD PROVIDE MILK FOR

THESE GROWING CHILDREN,

PLUS A LITTLE MORE TO SELL

FOR INCOME.

AND WE HAD A PLAN TO GET

THIS FAMILY BACK ON THEIR

FEET.

SO WE WANT TO PAY YOUR

DEBT FOR YOU SO YOU CAN

START FRESH.

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

Terry: PROBABLY THE

BEST THING ABOUT THIS

PROPERTY WAS THE LARGE

PLOT OF LAND THAT CAME

WITH IT.

WE PROVIDED GARDENING

TOOLS AND WATER

IRRIGATION.

NOW INSTEAD OF LABORING

FOR OTHERS, HUNAN COULD

WORK HIS OWN LAND,

PROVIDING FOOD FOR HIS

FAMILY AND FOOD TO SELL.

ALONA IS A HARD-WORKING,

RESOURCEFUL WOMAN, WHO HAS

RAISED SEVEN CHILDREN AND

NOW HAS 24 GRANDCHILDREN.

YOU CAN ONLY LOOK AT THE

PAGES OF HER BIBLE TO SEE

THAT SHE SPENDS A LOT OF

TIME WITH GOD.

SHE IS ONE OF THE FEW

ADULTS IN HER GYPSY

COMMUNITY IN WESTERN

UKRAINE WHO CAN READ AND

WRITE.

SO WHEN ONE OF HER

DAUGHTERS LEFT FIVE YOUNG

CHILDREN FOR HER TO RAISE,

SHE DID WHAT SHE KNEW TO

DO: WORK HARD AND TRUST

GOD.

NOT LONG AFTER, OUR

"ORPHANS' PROMISE" TEAM

CAME TO HER VILLAGE.

WE SAW CHILDREN EVERYWHERE

WHO WERE NOT ALLOWED TO

ATTEND PUBLIC SCHOOL.

SO WE SET UP CLASSES FOR

THEM.

GRANDMOTHER ALONA MADE

SURE HER SCHOOL-AGED

CHILDREN ATTENDED.

WE ALSO SO LARGE, UNUSED

FERTILE LAND AND LOTS OF

HUNGRY PEOPLE.

THIS VILLAGE BECAME ONE OF

"ORPHANS' PROMISE'S" FIRST

SEED PROJECT SITES.

ALONA HELPED TO BRING IN

THE FIRST HARVEST.

IT WAS AN EXPERIENCE THAT

TAUGHT MANY IN THE VILLAGE

THAT A LITTLE KNOWLEDGE

AND LOTS OF HARD WORK CAN

MEET YOUR NEEDS AND MAKE

YOU FEEL REALLY GOOD ABOUT

YOURSELF.

SO ALONA, HOW MANY WAYS

CAN WE PREPARE POTATOES?

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

Terry: I TOLD YOU SHE

IS RESOURCEFUL.

[LAUGHTER]

Terry: NULIGWA LIVES

IN ONE OF THE POOREST

TOWNS IN SOUTH AFRICA.

WHEN HER HUSBAND ABANDONED

THE FAMILY, IT WAS JUST

ONE MORE TRAGIC, BUT

OVERLOOKED, EVENT IN THIS

COMMUNITY OF 18,000

PEOPLE.

SO SHE DID THE BEST THING

SHE KNEW TO DO: EARN MONEY

BY WATCHING OTHER

CHILDREN.

HER MAKESHIFT PRE-SCHOOL

BECAME QUITE POPULAR, AND

SOON HER SMALL SCHOOL WAS

OVERFLOWING.

BUT WHEN HER LITTLE SHACK

FELL INTO DISREPAIR, MOMS

PULLED THEIR CHILDREN OUT.

IN A SQUATTER COMMUNITY

LIKE THIS, THERE IS NO

PLAN "B."

AND SHE SAYS HE STARTED

CRYING HERSELF TO SLEEP

AND ASKING GOD FOR HELP.

NOT LONG AFTER, "ORPHANS'

PROMISE" TEAMED UP WITH A

LOCAL CHURCH TO BUILD

MALIK A NEW LARGER

FACILITY TO CARE FOR THE

CHILDREN.

THIS PRE-SCHOOL IS ONE OF

16 IN THIS COMMUNITY THAT

"ORPHANS' PROMISE" IS

HELPING TO REBUILD OR

REFURBISH.

LIKE THE OTHER OWNERS, SHE

IS LEARNING BETTER

TEACHING TECHNIQUES, AS

WELL AS HOW TO RUN A

SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS.

ALL OF THE LADIES INVOLVED

IN THESE RENOVATIONS ARE

PART OF A SUPPORT GROUP

THAT IS CENTERED ON GOD.

AND THROUGH THIS PROGRAM,

ABOUT 500 CHILDREN ARE

RECEIVING A BETTER START

IN LIFE.

WITH JUST A LITTLE HELP,

MALIK'S PRE-SCHOOL IS

FLOURISHING.

NOW SHE CAN SUPPORT HER

CHILDREN, WHILE HAVING THE

SATISFACTION OF HELPING

OTHERS.

THROUGH "ORPHANS'

PROMISE'S" SELF-SUSTAINING

PROGRAMS, WE ARE BREAKING

THE POVERTY MENTALITY,

PROVIDING THE TOOLS THAT

ALLOW PEOPLE TO WORK HARD,

MEET THEIR FAMILIES NEEDS,

TAKE PLEASURE IN THAT

ACCOMPLISHMENT, AND LIVE

WITH DIGNITY.

AT THE SAME TIME, THEY

ARE, BY THEIR OWN EXAMPLE,

TEACHING THEIR CHILDREN.

NOW, THAT'S A GREAT WAY TO

BREAK THE GENERATIONAL

CYCLE OF POVERTY.

Terry: CBN IS OUT TO

IMPACT WITH TRUTH AND

GOD'S LOVE TO THE NATIONS

OF THE EARTH.

THROUGH PROGRAMS LIKE

"ORPHANS' PROMISE" AND

"SUPERBOOK," CBN

INTERNATIONAL, "OPERATION

BLESSING," WE'RE REACHING

OUT TO ALL KINDS OF

PEOPLE.

BUT I'M A FIRM BELIEVER

THAT IF WE CAN CHANGE A

GENERATION, WE CAN CHANGE

THE LEADERSHIP IN NATIONS.

AND WE WILL SEE A

DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD

THAT WE LIVE IN.

THAT'S WHY WE'RE SO

PASSIONATE IN "ORPHANS'

PROMISE" ABOUT TOUCHING

THE CHILDREN OF THE WORLD,

ABOUT RAISING THEM

DIFFERENTLY.

TEACHING THEM TRUTH.

GIVING THEM IDENTITY AND

SIGNIFICANCE IN THEIR

CREATOR.

WHEN YOU DO THAT, WE CAN

MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE IN

THEIR LIVES, IN THE LIVES

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> UP NEXT, A YOUNG GIRL

WHO GOT CAUGHT UP IN A SEX

TRAFFICKING RING.

FIND OUT HOW SHE ESCAPED

THE LIFE AND HOW SHE IS

NOW HELPING OTHERS TO DO

THE SAME.

THAT STORY IS NEXT.

Wendy: AND WELCOME

BACK TO "THE 700 CLUB."

TWO DOZEN HINDU RADICALS

ATTACKED A CHURCH DURING

SUNDAY'S SERVICE IN

EASTERN INDIA THIS WEEK.

INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN

CONCERN REPORTS THE

RADICALS BEAT 60 CHURCH

MEMBERS AND STRIPPED

SEVERAL WOMEN NAKED.

THEY ALSO VANDALIZED THE

CHURCH, DESTROYING BIBLES

AND MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS.

I.C.C. SAYS IT IS THE

SIXTH ATTACK ON CHRISTIANS

IN THE PAST SIX WEEKS.

A MEMBER OF THE U.S.

COMMISSION ON

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FREEDOM TOLD CBN NEWS

RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION IS

GETTING WORSE IN INDIA.

THERE IS CONFLICT AND

VIOLENCE GOING ON.

THERE HAVE BEEN SITUATIONS

WHERE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE

HAVE BEEN KILLED AND

CONFLICTS BETWEEN MUSLIMS

AND HINDUS ARISE.

WE HAVE SEEN SITUATIONS

WHERE CHURCHES HAVE BEEN

BURNED AND ATTACKED BY

MOBS.

AND SOMETIMES THE POLICE

ARE THERE AND THEY ARE

JUST STANDING BY, DOING

NOTHING, OR, YOU KNOW,

PARTICIPATING.

Wendy: THE FATHER

SAYS HINDU NATIONALISM IS

BEHIND THE ATTACKS ON

RELIGIOUS MINORITIES.

AND YOU CAN HEAR THAT FULL

INTERVIEW AT

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> ACTRESS JENNIFER

GARNER IS SPEAKING OUT

AGAIN BY THE IMPACT HER

NEW MOVIE "MIRACLES FROM

HEAVEN," HAVE HAD ON HER.

SHE SAYS IT HAS GIVEN HER

A HUGE SENSE OF GRATITUDE

FOR HER OWN CHILDREN.

SHE IS PRATEE SEPARATED FROM HER

HUSBAND, BEN AFFLECK, AND

THEY HAVE THREE CHILDREN.

THEY PLAYS A MOM WHO'S

10-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER HAS

AN INCURABLE DISEASE.

GARNER SAYS SHE WAS RAISED

IN A RELIGIOUS ENVIRONMENT

AND SHE, QUOTE,"WASN'T

SCARED OF DOING A MOVIE

THAT HAD FAITH AT ITS

CENTER AS LONG AS IT

WASN'T PREACHY."

AND SHE AND I ARE BOTH

FROM CHARLESTON, WEST

VIRGINIA.

YOU CAN ALWAYS GET THE

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Terry: IT MAY BE HARD

TO IMAGINE, BUT HERE IN

AMERICA, AS MANY AS

300,000 CHILDREN ARE BEING

SEXUALLY EXPLOITED.

IT IS HAPPENING IN THE

HOTELS AND MOTELS OF OUR

BIG CITIES.

AND IT'S ALSO GOING ON IN

THE BASEMENTS OF OUR

SUBURBS.

TERESA FLOREZ KNOWS ALL

TOO WELL ABOUT THIS

EXPLOITATION BECAUSE FOR

TWO YEARS SHE WAS A SEX

SLAVE HERSELF.

WHEN WE THINK OF

TRAFFICKING, WE THINK OF

MOVEMENT, YOU KNOW, BACK

AND FORTH, AND YOU DON'T

HAVE TO HAVE MOVEMENT.

YOU CAN HAVE A GIRL IN A

HOME AND BRING MEN TO HER

ALL NIGHT LONG, AND THAT'S

TRAFFICKING.

Terry: TERESA KNOWS

BECAUSE SHE WAS A VICTIM.

THEY HAD THE WHOLE

BUSINESS SET UP.

THEY WERE -- I MEAN, I WAS

A, YOU KNOW, PRETTY,

STRAWBERRY-BLONDE WHITE

GIRL.

AND THEY WERE CHARGING

QUITE A LOT OF MONEY, I

BELIEVE.

Reporter: IT ALL

STARTED AFTER SCHOOL ONE

DAY WITH A BOY SHE HAD A

CRUSH ON.

HE SAID, DO YOU WANT A

RIDE HOME FROM SCHOOL?

I'M THINKING, I'M SUPPOSED

TO BE IN TRACK PRACTICE,

BUT I WAS, LIKE, OKAY.

SO WE GET IN THE CAR AND

HE TURNS THE WRONG WAY.

I LIVED TO THE LEFT, AND

HE PULLED OUT TO THE

RIGHT.

AND I WAS, LIKE, WAIT,

WHERE ARE WE GOING?

SO WE PULL UP TO HIS

HOUSE, AND THERE WAS NO

CARS IN THE DRIVEWAY,

WHICH I THOUGHT WAS REALLY

WEIRD BECAUSE MOST PEOPLE

WERE STAY-AT-HOME MOMS.

HE SAID, I JUST NEED TO

GRAB SOMETHING.

DO YOU WANT TO COME

INSIDE.

I SAID, NO, I'M NOT

ALLOWED TO.

I'VE GOT TO GET HOME TO MY

MOM.

AND HE JUST TURNED TO ME

AND SAID, I LIKE YOU.

Reporter: TERESA WAS

ONLY 15 YEARS OLD.

HER FAMILY MOVED ALMOST

EVERY TWO YEARS BECAUSE OF

HER FATHER'S JOB.

AND SHE DESPERATELY WANTED

TO BE ACCEPTED IN HER NEW

COMMUNITY OUTSIDE OF

DETROIT.

SO SHE IGNORED THE RED

FLAGS AND WENT INSIDE.

HE OFFERED ME A POP, SO

I TOOK IT AND DRANK IT.

AND THEN I REMEMBER

FEELING REALLY WEIRD,

LIKE, JUST REALLY DIZZY

AND THE ROOM WAS SPINNING.

HE DRUGGED ME AND THEN HE

RAPED ME.

Reporter: THE NEXT

DAY THE BOY TOLD HER THAT

HIS COUSINS HAD BEEN THERE

AND HAD SECRETLY TAKEN

PICTURES.

AND THE PICTURES DIDN'T

MAKE IT LOOK LIKE RAPE AT

ALL.

TERESA HAD BEEN SET UP FOR

SEXUAL BLACKMAIL.

I REMEMBER GETTING THE

PHONE CALL, AND IT WAS --

BECAUSE I HAD A PRIVATE

PHONE -- AND I ANSWERED,

AND IT WAS HIM.

AND HE SAID, I WANT TO SEE

YOU NOW.

AND I SAID, YOU'RE CRAZY.

MY MOM AND DAD ARE HERE.

AND HE SAID, TERESA, YOU

NEED TO TAKE THIS

SERIOUSLY.

STUPIDLY, YOU KNOW, I

WENT.

THEY HAD THOSE PICTURES.

I MEAN, I WAS 15.

IN MY MIND, MY REPUTATION

WOULD HAVE BEEN JUST

TOTALLY GONE.

BUT THE BIGGEST THING WAS

THEY WERE GOING TO SHOW

THEM TO MY DAD.

Reporter: SO TERESA

SNEAKED OUT OF THE HOUSE

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HER

LIFE.

STILL IN HER PAJAMAS AND

BAREFOOT SO SHE WOULDN'T

WAKE HER PARENTS.

THE BOY MET HER IN THE

ALLEY AND TOOK HER TO HIS

HOME.

THE TWO COUSINS ARE

STANDING THERE.

AND THEY SAID, YOU'RE

GOING TO EARN THESE BACK.

AND I'M, LIKE, OKAY, WELL,

HOW?

AND HE SAID, BY DOING

WHATEVER WE TELL YOU TO

DO.

AND THEY PROCEEDED TO RAPE

ME.

Reporter: THAT WAS

JUST THE BEGINNING OF WHAT

BECAME TWO LONG YEARS OF

INTIMIDATION AND SEXUAL

ABUSE.

NOT JUST FROM THE TWO

COUSINS, BUT FROM HUNDREDS

OF MEN.

IT PROBABLY WAS THREE

TIMES A WEEK, THREE OR

FOUR HOURS OF TIME, NEVER

LESS THAN TWO PEOPLE A

NIGHT.

PROBABLY ABOUT 10.

YEAH, TIED UP, SPREAD

EAGLE, WHICH IS, YOU KNOW,

HORRIBLE.

THEY WOULD USE DIFFERENT

OBJECTS AND, YOU KNOW, HIT

YOU AND BE NOT JUST ONE

PERSON AT A TIME, EITHER.

NUMEROUS PEOPLE, AND JUST

TAKE THEIR TURN AFTER

TURN.

I WASN'T PERMITTED TO

SPEAK, NOT EVEN ONE WORD.

I MEAN, THIS ONE GUY CAME

IN ONE TIME AND HE ASKED,

YOU KNOW, ONE OF THE

COUSINS, WHAT'S HER NAME?

AND THE RESPONSE REALLY

CRUSHED ME.

I MEAN EVEN MORE THAN

HAVING TO DO THOSE

PHYSICAL ACTS, BECAUSE HE

SAID, IT DOESN'T MATTER.

SHE DOESN'T HAVE A NAME.

I JUST WANTED TO DIE.

HE WOULD TOL TELL ME OVER AND

OVER AGAIN, WE OWN YOU.

YOU HAVE TO DO THIS FOR AS

LONG AS WE SAY OR ELSE

WE'LL KILL YOUR FAMILY.

IF I WENT OUT TO THE

MAILBOX, SOMETIMES THERE

WOULD BE A BLACK ROSE OR A

DEAD BIRD IN THE MAILBOX,

JUST TO LET ME KNOW THAT

THAT COULD BE ME.

THEY WERE VERY

INTIMIDATING TO THE

TEACHERS AS WELL.

THEY WOULD PULL ME RIGHT

OUT OF CLASS, RIGHT OUT OF

TYPING CLASS, AND SAY, WE

NEED TO SEE HER.

AND THEY WOULD, YOU KNOW,

TAKE ME TO SOMEBODY'S

HOUSE THAT I DIDN'T KNOW,

IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, AND

TAKE ME IN, THE SAME

SCENARIO, TO A BASEMENT

THAT WAS MADE OVER AND

GUYS WERE THERE WAITING.

YOU KNOW, MOMS AND

GRANDMAS AND THE KIDS ARE

UPSTAIRS.

THEY WERE UPSTAIRS COOKING

DINNER OR DOING THEIR

HOMEWORK.

AND I WAS DOWN THERE BEING

TORTURED.

Reporter: AFTER EACH

EPISODE, SHE WOULD SINK

INTO A BATH AT HOME, AND

TRY TO WASH AWAY BOTH THE

PHYSICAL AND THE EMOTIONAL

PAIN.

BUT WITH ONLY A COUPLE OF

HOURS OF SLEEP AT NIGHT,

HE GRADES DRASTICALLY

DROPPED.

TERESA'S PARENTS BLAMED IT

ON HORMONES AND SENT I HER

TO A COUNSELLOR, BUT SHE

REFUSED TO TALK.

IT WASN'T WORTH IT.

IT WAS DIE OR TELL

SOMEBODY.

ARE THEY GOING TO BELIEVE

YOU?

Reporter: THE TORTURE

IN THE CONVERTED BASEMENTS

CONTINUED, AND TERESA

ENDURED IT, BELIEVING THAT

EVENTUALLY SHE WOULD EARN

THOSE PICTURES BACK.

I BELIEVED, STUPIDLY,

THAT I WAS GOING TO BE

GOOD ENOUGH TO GET THEM

BACK.

AND IT WOULD BE ALL OVER

AND I COULD GO ON WITH MY

LIFE AGAIN.

Reporter: JUST WHEN

SHE COULD BARELY TAKE ANY

MORE ABUSE, THE TORTURE

INCREASED.

INSTEAD OF BEING TAKEN TO

A BASEMENT, TERESA WAS

DRUGGED AND TRANSPORTED

FAR OUT OF TOWN.

THEY PULLED ME OUT OF

THE CAR BY MY HAIR.

AND I STOOD THERE, AND WE

WERE IN, LIKE, WHAT SEEMED

TO BE THE INNER CITY,

DETROIT, AND IT WAS A

NASTY MOTEL.

I COULDN'T SEE THE BED.

I COULDN'T SEE THE

DRESSER.

BECAUSE THERE WERE SO MANY

GUYS IN THERE.

I REMEMBER LAYING THERE

AND THINKING, I WANT MY

MOMMY.

Reporter: SOMEONE AT

THE MOTEL CALLED THE

POLICE, AND THEY DROVE HER

HOME.

THE POLICE OFFICER

LOOKED AT ME, AND I KEPT

MY EYES DOWN.

AND HE SAID, YOU KNOW, I

KNOW WHO DID THIS.

I KNOW WHO IS BEHIND THIS.

THIS IS THE NAME OF THE

PEOPLE, RIGHT?

AND I KEPT MY EYES DOWN.

I KNEW IF I TALKED, IF I

TOLD THEM WHO DID IT, I

WOULD BE DEAD, WITHOUT A

DOUBT.

Reporter: WITHIN 24

HOURS, TERESA'S DOG WENT

MISSING.

SHE GOT A CALL FROM THE

COUSINS, HEARD BARKING IN

THE BACKGROUND AND THEN A

GUNSHOT.

BEFORE THEY HAD A CHANCE

TO TAKE HER LIFE, TERESA'S

DAD GOT A JOB TRANSFER,

AND HER TIME AS A SEX

SLAVE ENDED.

SHE RECEIVED A FEW OF THE

PHOTOS BACK AND WAS

REPLACED IN THE

TRAFFICKING RING BY

ANOTHER UNSUSPECTING

TEENAGED GIRL.

AND THEN THE LONG JOURNEY

OF HEALING BEGAN.

Terry: THESE STORIES

ARE SO TRAGIC.

THESE YOUNG GIRLS, SO

VULNERABLE.

SOMETIMES IT IS YOUNG

BOYS, TOO.

YOU KNOW, WE LIVE IN A

CRAZY WORLD TODAY.

WELL, TERESA'S STORY

DOESN'T END THERE.

YOU CAN WATCH MORE BY

GOING TO cbn.com.

SHE HAS ALSO WRITTEN A

BOOK.

IT'S CALLED "THE SLAVE

ACROSS THE STREET," AND

IT'S AVAILABLE NATIONWIDE.

HARD TO BELIEVE THINGS

LIKE THIS MIGHT BE GOING

ON IN A BASEMENT IN YOUR

SUBURB.

> WELL, COMING UP NEXT,

WE'RE GOING TO TAKE YOU TO

A PROM THAT IS UNLIKE

ANYTHING YOU'VE EVER SEEN,

AFTER THIS.

"700 CLUB."

*

Terry: DONNING AN

EVENING GOWN AND WALKING

THE RED CARPET, POSING FOR

PICTURES FROM THE

PAPARAZZI, IT SOUNDS LIKE

SOMETHING YOU WOULD EXPECT

FROM A GLITZY HOLLYWOOD

CAREER, DOESN'T IT?

IT IS BETTER THAN THAT.

IT IS TIM TEBOW'S NIGHT TO

SHINE, WHERE ATTENDEES ARE

TREATED LIKE KINGS AND

QUEENS, BUT THEY'RE NOT

YOUR TYPICAL HIGH SCHOOL

SENIORS.

Reporter: WINTER IS

NOT YOUR TYPICAL PROM

SEASON, BUT ANYONE WHO

KNOWS ABOUT "A NIGHT TO

SHINE," KNOWS THIS IS NOT

A TYPICAL PROM.

SURE, THERE IS FOOD AND

DANCING, AND EVERYONE IS

DRESSED UP, BUT WHAT MAKES

THIS PROM UNIQUE IS THE

PEOPLE.

I LOVE YOU GUYS.

EVERYBODY HAVE A GREAT

NIGHT.

YOU'RE AMAZING.

GOD BLESS YOU.

WE THOUGHT, WHAT

INSTEAD OF DOING WHAT A

CHURCH IS NORMALLY KNOWN

FOR DOING, WHAT IF WE

REACHED OUT TO THE

COMMUNITY OF PEOPLE WITH

SPECIAL NEEDS AND MAYBE

EVEN HELD A DANCE OR A

PROM FOR THEM.

Reporter: SO FOR

ABOUT FOUR MONTHS, PASTOR

JOEL THOMPSON HAS BEEN

WORKING WITH THE TIM TEBOW

FOUNDATION TO PULL THIS

OFF.

WE HAVE ABOUT 450

VOLUNTEERS, AND WE HAVE

325 PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL

NEEDS THAT WILL BE

ATTENDING.

AND THOSE WITH SPECIAL

NEEDS COULD BE PEOPLE WITH

AUTISM, PEOPLE WITH DOWN

SYNDROME.

THEY CAN BE ANYWHERE FROM

16, TO OUR OLDEST, WHO IS

73 YEARS OLD.

A LOT OF THEM, IT WILL BE

THEIR VERY FIRST PROM

THEY'VE EVER BEEN TO.

Reporter: AND, BOY,

ARE THEY EXCITED.

IT'S AWESOME.

Reporter: JUST ASK

KIMBERLY MYERS, THE MOTHER

OF MOLLY AND MEGAN, TWINS

BORN WITH DOWN SYNDROME.

I'M MOLLY.

AND I'M MEGAN.

THIS IS THEIR FIRST

PROM THAT THEY WILL HAVE

EVER GONE TO.

AND IT JUST SO HAPPENS

THEY DON'T GO TO THEIR

JUNIOR PROM LAST YEAR.

AND WHEN I TOLD THEM THAT

THERE WAS A PROM THAT THEY

WERE GOING TO, THEY WERE,

LIKE, WHAT?

THEY GOT SO EXCITED.

WE'RE GOING TO THE

PROM.

OUR HOPE FOR TONIGHT IS

REALLY TO HAVE PEOPLE FEEL

LOVED AND A SENSE OF

BELONGING, AND JUST TO

KNOW THAT GOD SEES THEM AS

INCREDIBLE, BEAUTIFUL

PEOPLE.

A LOT OF TIMES I FEEL LIKE

PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

GO UNSEEN.

THEY GO UNHEARD.

THEY FEEL LIKE MAYBE

NOBODY NOTICES THEM.

WE WANT TO COMMUNICATE

THAT WE SEE YOU, YOU

MATTER, AND YOU'RE

AMAZING.

Reporter: THAT

MESSAGE OF "YOU HAVE

VALUE," IS SOMETHING

KIMBERLY HAS ALWAYS SHOWN

HER GIRLS.

BUT IT HAS NOT BEEN EASY.

MOLLY AND MEGAN DID NOT

WALK UNTIL THEY WERE THREE

AND A HALF.

SO THAT IS VERY DIFFERENT

FROM A TYPICAL CHILD.

I'M HERE.

HERE IS A BEACH -- AT

THE BEACH.

THEIR BODY TONE AND

MUSCLE TONE WAS MUCH LOWER

FOR A LONGER PERIOD OF

TIME.

IT WAS A CHALLENGE FOR ME

TO GET THE TEACHERS TO

UNDERSTAND THAT I DID NOT

WANT THEM IN A SPECIAL

EDUCATION CLASSROOM.

WE HAD PHYSICAL THERAPY,

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, AND

SPEECH THERAPY FOR, GOSH,

APPROXIMATELY 12 YEARS.

AND THEN WHEN THEY BECAME

TEENAGERS, AT 13, I JUST

DECIDED THEY CAN DO ALL OF

THOSE THINGS.

YOU CAN UNDERSTAND WHAT

THEY SAY.

AND THEY CAN DO EVERYTHING

THAT OTHER CHILDREN DO.

Reporter: AND TONIGHT

THEY ARE, FROM DANCING TO

KARAOKE, TO LIMO RIDES.

MOLLY AND MEGAN ARE

SHINING BRIGHT.

[APPLAUSE]

I'M SO PROUD OF EVERY

SINGLE ONE OF YOU TONIGHT,

SHINING LIKE STARS.

MOLLY AND MEGAN, IT IS

GOING TO GIVE THEM A NIGHT

TO SHINE.

THEY LOVE TO GET DRESSED

UP.

THEY LOVE FASHION.

AND TO BE PAMPERED AND

GIVEN SO MUCH OPPORTUNITY

TO SHINE -- I LOVE THAT

THEY CALL THAT EVENT THAT.

THE FEAIF THERE IS SOMEONE WHO

HAS A CHILD WITH DOWN

SYNDROME, I ENCOURAGE THEM

SYNDROME, I ENCOURAGE THEM

TO HOLD ON, GO THROUGH THE

RIDE, AND DO EVERYTHING

POSSIBLE THEY KNOW TO DO

AS FAR AS BEING A ADVOCATE

FOR THAT CHILD, AND HAVE

THE HIGHEST EXPECTATIONS

OF THAT CHILD.

THEY WILL RISE TO THOSE

EXPECTATIONS.

AND IT WILL BE CHALLENGING

FOR THE PARENTS AT TIMES,

BUT ONCE YOU GET THROUGH

ALL OF THOSE STAGES, AND

THEY'RE WALKING AND

TALKING AND IN THE CAR AND

DANCING AND EXCITED ABOUT

GOING PLACES AND DOING

THINGS, IT'S ALL WORTH IT.

MY LIFE IS FULL OF JOY

BECAUSE OF MOLLY AND

MEGAN.

WE HAVE JUST REALLY

BEEN AMAZED AT THE TIM

TEBOW FOUNDATION, AND JUST

THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK

WITH THEM.

THEY'VE GIVEN US SO MANY

RESOURCES, JUST HERE FOR

OUR PROM, LOCALLY.

AND THIS IS PART OF MORE

THAN JUST AN EVENT IN

OKLAHOMA.

THERE ARE OVER 200

CHURCHES HERE IN THE U.S.

ALONE HOSTING ON THIS ONE

NIGHT, SIMULTANEOUSLY, AND

EVEN SEVEN COUNTRIES

AROUND THE WORLD.

SO FOR US TO BE A PART OF

THIS WORLDWIDE

OPPORTUNITY, IT IS

INCREDIBLE TO BE ABLE TO

DO THAT.

LUKE 14: 13 SAYS: "WHEN

YOU HOST A BANQUET, INVITE

THE POOR AND THE

DISABLED."

THESE PEOPLE WILL NOT BE

ABLE TO REPAY YOU, BUT

YOU'LL RECEIVE YOUR REWARD

AT THE RESURRECTION OF THE

RIGHTEOUS.

THIS VERSE SPEAKS TO

PEOPLE OF SPECIAL NEEDS

AND THAT COMMUNITY.

WE NEED TO DO A BETTER JOB

OF LETTING THEM KNOW THAT

THE CHURCH CARES, AND THE

CHURCH IS A PLACE WHERE

THEY CAN COME AND FEEL

THAT LOVE THAT CHRIST

WANTS US TO SHARE.

Terry: THIS ISN'T AN

EVENT; THIS IS A MOVEMENT.

AND EVERYBODY DESERVES A

NIGHT TO SHINE.

BUT NO ONE MORE SO THAN

THE AMAZING GUESTS AT THE

PARTICULAR EVENT IN

OKLAHOMA THAT WE SAW.

I LOVE THE VISION OF THIS

PASTOR.

I LOVE TIM TEBOW.

IF YOU'D LIKE TO HOST "A

NIGHT TO SHINE," NEXT YEAR

IN YOUR COMMUNITY, GO TO

TimTebow.org AND GET ON

BOARD.

> SHE SAID SHE HAS NEVER

BEEN SICK A DAY IN HER

LIFE, SO WHEN DOCTORS

NOTICED SOMETHING WEEKS

BEFORE SHE WAS TO DELIVER

HER THIRD CHILD, SHE WAS

CONCERNED AND COULDN'T

IMAGINE WHAT WAS GOING TO

HAPPEN NEXT.

I WAS FIGHTING FOR MY

LIFE, AND I WAS AFRAID.

HOW COULD I GO FROM

FEELING WONDERFUL TO ALL

OF A SUDDEN, HOLD ON;

FIGHT FOR YOUR LIFE; BE

STRONG.

Reporter: TRINA

GORDON WAS PREGNANT WITH

HER THIRD CHILD, A GIRL.

BUT ALL OF HER HOPES AND

DREAMS TURNED TO FEAR 37

WEEKS INTO HER PREGNANCY.

WE WERE WATCHING

TELEVISION, HAVING A

WONDERFUL TIME, AND ALL OF

A SUDDEN I EXPERIENCED A

PAIN IN MY STOMACH LIKE

NEVER BEFORE.

IT WAS LIKE SOMEONE HAD

TAKEN A KNIFE AND HAD

STABBED ME IN MY STOMACH.

IT LITERALLY DROPPED ME TO

MY KNEES.

MY SON RAN ACROSS THE

STREET TO GET THE

NEIGHBOR, AND THE NEIGHBOR

CAME.

SHE FOUND ME ON THE FLOOR.

I NEVER FELT PAIN LIKE

THAT BEFORE.

Reporter: SHE WAS

RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL,

WHERE DOCTORS DIAGNOSED

SEVERE TOXEMIA AND OTHER

LIFE-THREATENING

CONDITIONS.

HER BLOOD PRESSURE WAS

STROKE LEVEL, AND VERY

CLOSE TO DEATH.

HER LIVER HEMATOMA WAS

EXTREMELY LARGE.

IT COULD HAVE RUPTURED AT

ANY TIME.

WHEN THEY DO RUPTURE, THE

MORALITY FOR THAT EVENT IS

EXTREMELY HIGH.

Reporter: HER

HUSBAND, ROBERT, WAS

RECALLED FROM MILITARY

SERVICE IN IRAQ TO BE WITH

HER.

I WAS ON A PLANE,

LEAVING, WITHIN HOURS.

MY FRIEND SAID, YOU WANT

TO PRAY.

Reporter: HER LIVER

AND KIDNEYS WERE SHUTTING

DOWN.

DOCTORS PERFORMED AN

EMERGENCY C-SECTION AND

SAVED TRINA'S BABY, BUT

HER LIFE HUNG IN THE

BALANCE.

AFTER TWO DAYS IN

INTENSIVE CARE, WITH NO

SIGNS OF IMPROVEMENT, SHE

WAS LIFE-FLIGHTED TO

VANDERBILT HOSPITAL IN

NASHVILLE.

IT SEEMED AS IF THERE

WAS A LOT OF CHAOS IN THE

ROOM, TRYING TO GET MY

KIDNEY FUNCTIONS REVIVED

AND WORKING, AND MY LIVER

FUNCTIONS HAD COMPLETELY

FAILED.

ALL I COULD JUST DO WAS

LIE THERE AND PRAY.

I SAID, GOD, HELP ME.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT'S GOING

ON WITH ME.

I'VE NEVER BEEN SICK A DAY

IN MY LIFE.

HOW DID I GO FROM FEELING

WONDERFUL TO THIS?

Reporter: TRINA WAS

PLACED ON A DIALYSIS

MACHINE AND SPENT SEVERAL

MORE DAYS IN THE HOSPITAL,

IN AND OUT OF

CONSCIOUSNESS.

FRIENDS, FAMILY, AND

CHURCH MEMBERS GATHERED IN

PRAYER FOR HER SURVIVAL.

TRINA SAYS SHE HAD VISIONS

THAT DEATH WAS WAITING

ACROSS THE HALL.

PRAYER IS WHAT

PREVENTED DEATH FROM

COMING OVER TO TAKE ME.

AND HE COULD NOT CROSS

BECAUSE OF THIS WHITE

LIGHT.

HE SAID AS SOON AS THIS

BEAM OR TRAFFIC OF LIGHT

STOPS, I'M GOING TO COME

ACROSS THIS ROOM AND I'M

GOING TO TAKE YOU.

AND I WAS SO FEARFUL, AND

I JUST KEPT SAYING, I

DON'T WANT TO DIE.

I DON'T WANT TO DIE.

WHEN I WALKED IN, IT

WAS A VERY DESPERATE

SITUATION.

THE DOCTORS HAD BASICALLY

GIVEN UP ON HER.

THAT'S WHEN I REALIZED

THIS WAS A MAKE IT OR

BREAK IT MOMENT FOR HER.

WHEN I APPROACHED HER BED,

I FELT LIKE THE LORD TOLD

ME, GO AHEAD AND LAY HANDS

ON HER. ¶LET ME DO WHAT

I'M HERE TO DO.

WHEN I ACTUALLY WOKE UP

AND I COULD SEE MY PASTOR

WAS STANDING THERE IN THE

E.R. ROOM, I

OF GOD.

Reporter: THE DOCTORS

TOLD HER SHE WAS LUCKY TO

BE ALIVE, CONSIDERING THE

CONDITION SHE WAS IN WHEN

SHE ARRIVED.

THE DOCTORS SAID WITHIN

FIVE MINUTES OF BEING IN

THAT CONDITION, THEY DIE

RIGHT THERE ON THE TABLE.

AND FOR YOU TO HAVE

SURVIVED THAT, IT'S A

MIRACLE.

I THANK GOD FOR BEING MY

DOCTOR IN A SICK ROOM AT

THAT HOSPITAL.

I DON'T KNOW WHY HE

ALLOWED ME TO LIVE, BUT HE

DID.

Reporter: AFTER TWO

WEEKS IN THE HOSPITAL,

TRINA WAS SENT HOME FOR

MONTHS OF BED REST AND

KIDNEY DIALYSIS.

I KNEW I HAD TO FIGHT.

I KNEW OTHERS WERE PRAYING

FOR ME, BUT I HAD TO PRAY.

I BEGAN TO READ THE WORD

OF GOD, AND TO STAND ON

HIS PROMISES.

I READ EVERY SCRIPTURE

ABOUT HEALING, AND I TOOK

THAT IN.

AND HE SAID, BY HIS

STRIPES I AM HEALED.

I SURROUNDED MYSELF WITH

THE WORD OF GOD.

I BECAME STRONG.

GOD SAID, LET THE WEAK SAY

I AM STRONG.

I BEGAN TO SAY, GREATER IS

HE WHO IS ME THAN HE WHO

IS IN THE WORLD.

AND I FELT THE STRENGTH OF

GOD COME.

Reporter: TODAY TRINA

IS HEALED AND HEALTHY.

SHE SAYS IT WAS GOD WHO

BROUGHT HER THROUGH.

HER DAUGHTER, ROBIN, IS A

PERFECTLY HEALTHY LITTLE

GIRL.

GOD HAS RESTORED MY

ORGANS.

MY KIDNEYS ARE RESTORED,

MY LIVER FUNCTIONS.

NO MORE HIGH BLOOD

PRESSURE -- NONE OF THAT.

I AM HEALED.

I AM A MIRACLE.

WHATEVER THE SITUATION

IS, TRUST IN GOD.

AND BELIEVE IN GOD FOR IT.

IT MAY NOT HAPPEN ON THAT

DAY WHEN YOU WANT IT TO

HAPPEN, BUT CONTINUE TO

BELIEVE GOD FOR IT AND

TRUST GOD, AND GOD WILL

PULL YOU THROUGH IT.

TRINA IS VERY STRONG IN

HER FAITH, AND I THINK

THAT PLAYED A SIGNIFICANT

ROLE IN HER HEALING.

SHE HAD A LOT TO LIVE FOR.

I WILL NEVER BE ASHAMED

TO TELL WHAT GOD HAS DONE

FOR ME BECAUSE HE HAS SET

ME FREE.

FEET UNDER, AND NOW I'M

TAKING THE GOSPEL OF JESUS

CHRIST, AND I WILL TELL IT

WHEREVER I CAN TELL IT,

THAT GOD IS GOOD.

Terry: THERE IS POWER

IN THE WORD OF GOD.

I LOVE WHAT THAT PASTOR

SAID THE LORD SPOKE TO

HIM: YOU DO WHAT YOU'RE

SUPPOSED TO DO, AND LET ME

DO WHAT I DO.

WE WANT TO STAND TOGETHER

WITH YOU.

MAYBE THIS IS A MAKE OR

BREAK TIME IN YOUR LIFE,

FOR ONE REASON OR ANOTHER.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOUR

SITUATION, BUT I KNOW THAT

SITUATION, BUT I KNOW THAT

GOD DOES.

I KNOW HE SEES US.

HE KNOWS US BY NAME.

HIS WORD SAYS HE KNOWS THE

NUMBER OF HAIRS ON YOUR

HEAD.

HE HEARS US BEFORE WE EVEN

CALL OUT TO HIM.

BUT WE'RE GOING TO CALL

OUT TO HIM TOGETHER TODAY.

BECAUSE HE SAYS, WHERE TWO

OR MORE ARE GATHERED,

THERE AM I IN THE MIDST OF

THEM.

SO RIGHT NOW I WANT TO ASK

YOU TO GO TO THE LORD WITH

ME, WITH YOUR HEART BENT

ON HEARING FROM HIM.

PRAY FOR OTHERS THAT YOU

KNOW ARE LIFTING UP THEIR

NEED AT THE SAME TIME.

IT IS NOT ABOUT JUST ANY

ONE OF US.

IT IS ALL OF US AS HIS

KIDS.

HE IS OUR DAD.

HE HEARS WHAT WE'RE CRYING

OUT TO HIM WITH.

LET'S ASK GOD FOR SOME

MIRACLES TODAY.

FATHER, WE'RE COMING TO

YOU, MANY IN DESPERATE

CIRCUMSTANCES, AND, GOD,

IT IS SO COMFORTING TO

KNOW THAT YOU KNOW THEM

ALL, THAT YOU SEE EACH OF

US INDIVIDUALLY.

WE DON'T KNOW HOW YOU DO

THAT, BUT YOU'RE SO BIG,

YOU'RE SO DIFFERENT THAN

WE ARE.

YOU ARE WAY SO ABOVE OUR

WAYS.

SO WE GATHER TOGETHER

TODAY, AS YOU HAVE TOLD US

TO, AND WE CALL UPON YOUR

NAME.

YOU HAVE SAID YOU WILL

REBUKE THE DEVOUR ON OUR

BEHALF.

TODAY THERE ARE MANY

PRAYING ABOUT FINANCIAL

SITUATIONS THAT ARE

OVERWHELMING THAT SEEM

IMPOSSIBLE.

MEET THOSE NEEDS, GOD.

AND FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE

STRUGGLING PHYSICALLY,

WITH ANSWERS THAT DOCTORS

CANNOT FIND, WILL YOU

DIVINELY TOUCH THEIR

BODIES TODAY WITH YOUR

HEALING POWER AND YOUR

INCREDIBLE LOVE.

IN JESUS' NAME WE PRAY.

AMEN.

THANKS FOR JOINING US ON

"THE 700 CLUB" TODAY.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THIS

POWER MINUTE FROM

PROVERBS: "WHOEVER LISTENS

TO ME WILL GROW FAITHFULLY

AND WILL BE SECURE WITHOUT

FEAR OF EVIL."

GOD BLESS YOU.

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