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The 700 Club - April 8, 2016

Two-time Super Bowl champ Kareem McKenzie discusses life after football. Plus, the pain of his parent’s divorce lasts well into adulthood for Peter. See what God has in store on today’s 700 Club. Read Transcript


Wendy: COMING UP...A

RELUCTANT RETIREE -- HOW

DO YOU FILL YOUR FREE

TIME?

Wendy: -- REMEMBERS

HIS GLORY DAYS.

A TWO TIME SUPER BOWL

CHAMPION TALKS ABOUT LIFE

AFTER THE NFL.

NEVER TRY TO RELEASE A

COMMA WHERE GOD HAS PUT A

PERIOD.

Wendy: PLUS, HOOKED

ON METH FOR 25 YEARS, SEE

HOW A WING AND A PRAYER

SETS THIS ADDICT FREE.

*

Pat: WELCOME, FOLKS,

TO THIS EDITION OF "THE

700 CLUB."

YOU KNOW, WE ARE THE

GREATEST NATION ON EARTH.

WE'VE GOT THE MOST

POWERFUL MILITARY.

WE'VE GOT THE BIGGEST

ECONOMY.

WE'VE GOT ALL KINDS OF

THINGS GOING FOR US, AND

THE WORLD WATCHES US.

THEY LOOK AT US VERY, VERY

CLOSELY.

THEY WOULD LIKE TO BE ABLE

TO COPY US.

AND THEY USED TO.

BUT ARE THEY GOING TO COPY

THE MESS THAT IS THIS

CAMPAIGN, AS THESE

CANDIDATES ARE OUT

SLINGING MUD AT EACH

OTHER.

THEY'RE INSULTING ONE

ANOTHER.

AND YOU THINK, CAN THEY

GET ANY NASTIER?

Terry: THE DEMOCRATS

HAVE BEEN SAYING FOR

MONTHS THAT THE

REPUBLICANS ARE THE PEOPLE

THAT HAVE THE ISSUE.

THEIR CAMPAIGN HAS BEEN

CIVIL COMPARED TO THE

BITTER FIGHTING ON THE

OTHER SIDE.

BUT NOW THE GLOVES ARE

COMING OFF BETWEEN BERNIE

SANDERS AND HILLARY

CLINTON.

CHARLENE AARON HAS THE

STORY.

Charlene: AS THE

VERBAL BATTLES GET MORE

AND MORE HEATED IN BOTH

PARTIES, HILLARY CLINTON

AND BERNIE SANDERS ARE

CLASHING OVER THIS COMMENT

FROM SANDERS, QUESTIONING

WHETHER OR NOT SHE IS

READY TO BE PRESIDENT.

I DON'T BELIEVE THAT

SHE IS QUALIFIED --

WELL, THAT'S KIND OF A

SILLY THING TO SAY.

Charlene: THE

CONTROVERSY BEGAN LATE

WEDNESDAY WHEN SANDERS

DISCUSSED CLINTON'S

SUITABILITY FOR THE WHITE

HOUSE AND ISN'T LETTING

UP.

BUT THAT HASN'T BEEN THE

ONLY CLASH ON THE

DEMOCRATIC SIDE OF THE

CAMPAIGN TRAIL.

WHILE STUMPING FOR HIS

WIFE IN PHILADELPHIA, BILL

CLINTON'S SPEECH WAS

REPEATEDLY INTERRUPTED BY

PROTESTORS FROM "BLACK

LIVES MATTER."

FOR NEARLY 15 MINUTES,

CLINTON EXCHANGED WORDS

WITH THE PROTESTORS FOR

THE LAW HE SIGNED INTO LAW

THAT INCREASED PRISON

SENTENCES FOR GANG-RELATED

OFFENDERS.

AND HE DEFENDED HIS WIFE

FROM A 1996 SPEECH.

I DON'T KNOW HOW YOU

WOULD CHARACTERIZE THE

GANG LEADERS WHO GOT

13-YEAR-OLD KIDS HOPPED UP

ON CRACK AND SENT THEM OUT

ON THE STREETS TO MURDER

OTHER AFRICAN-AMERICAN

CHILDREN.

Charlene: ON THE

REPUBLICAN SIDE, DONALD

TRUMP IS CALLING TED CRUZ

LYING TED, AND MAKING SURE

HIS FELLOW NEW YORKERS

DON'T FORGET CRUZ'S REMARK

ABOUT NEW YORK VALUES IN A

G.O.P. DEBATE A FEW MONTHS

AGO.

YOU REMEMBER DURING THE

DEBATE, WHEN HE STARTED

LECTURING ME ON NEW YORK

VALUES, LIKE WE'RE NO

GOOD.

Charlene: WHILE

MAKING THE ROUNDS ACROSS

NEW YORK, CRUZ DEFENDED

HIS COMMENTS.

PEOPLE OF NEW YORK KNOW

EXACTLY WHAT THOSE VALUES

ARE.

THEY ARE THE VALUES OF

LIBERAL, DEMOCRATIC

POLITICIANS, LIKE ANDREW

CUOMO.

LIKE ELLIOT SPENCER.

LIKE CHARLIE WRANGLE, ALL

OF THEM DONALD TRUMP HAS

SUPPORTED.

Charlene: MEANWHILE,

A NEW POLL SHOWS SEVEN IN

10 AMERICANS, INCLUDING

MANY REPUBLICAN VOTERS,

HAVE A NEGATIVE VIEW OF

DONALD TRUMP.

TED CRUZ HOPES HIS RECENT

PRIMARY WIN GIVES HIM THE

MOMENTUM IN NEW YORK.

BUT TRUMP IS EXPECTED TO

WIN THERE IN HIS HOME

STATE.

AND SANDERS IS HOPING TO

GAIN ENOUGH VOTES IN NEW

YORK TO SHOOT FOR A

CONTESTED CONVENTION ON

THE DEMOCRATIC SIDE.

IT LOOKS LIKE NEITHER SIDE

IS GOING TO LET UP IN THE

BRUTAL ATTACKS OF THE

CAMPAIGN OF 2016.

CHARLENE AARON, CBN NEWS.

Pat: WELL, I'LL TELL

YOU, THEY'RE OUT KILLING

THEMSELVES OFF.

AND THE NATIVES ARE COMING

OUT ON ALL OF THEM.

THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WANT

HARMONY AND THEY WANT THIS

COUNTRY TO GO FORWARD.

WE HAVE TO STOP THIS

LIBERAL VERSUS

CONSERVATIVE, AND BLACK

VERSUS WHITE, RICH VERSUS

POOR -- ALL OF THAT STUFF.

WE CANNOT BE DIVIDING ONE

ANOTHER.

WE HAVE TO UNIFY BECAUSE

THE GREATEST THING FACING

THIS NATION IS THE RISK OF

BANKRUPTCY.

I SAID IT, AND IT'S TRUE.

WE'RE OVER SPENDING AND

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT'S

BUDGET IS OUT OF CONTROL.

AND YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN

AND YOUR GRANDCHILDREN

WILL HAVE TO PAY THIS

PRICE WHEN THIS COUNTRY

GOES TUMBLING INTO THE

DRINK.

I WAS TALKING TO OUR

PRODUCER EARLIER TODAY,

AND THE THOUGHT IS ONCE

THEY BEGIN TO PUT INTEREST

RATES WHERE THEY NORMALLY

SHOULD BE, 3% TO 4% RANGE

ON GOVERNMENT BONDS, THERE

WON'T BE ANY MONEY LEFT

FOR ANYTHING ACCEPT PAYING

OFF THE DEBT.

IT'S A HUGE ISSUE.

AND NONE OF THE

POLITICIANS ARE TALKING

ABOUT IT.

BUT WE'VE GOT TO CONSIDER

IT.

AND ALL OF THIS OTHER

STUFF IS A SIDE SHOW.

ONE OF THE BIGGEST ISSUES

IN THIS ELECTION YEAR, OF

COURSE, IS THE SUPREME

COURT.

AND PRESIDENT OBAMA IS

TRYING TO GET THE

REPUBLICAN SENATE TO HOLD

A HEARING ON HIS NOMINEE.

EFREM GRAHAM SAYS THE

REPUBLICANS AIN'T BUYING

IT.

Efrem: INDEED.

PRESIDENT OBAMA IS MAKING

A STRONGER PUSH FORMER RET FOR MERIT

GARLAND.

THE PRESIDENT SAYS GARLAND

DESERVES THE HEARING.

President Obama: HE

IS AS GOOD OF A JUDGE AS

WE HAVE IN THIS COUNTRY

RIGHT NOW.

WHY IS IT SO HARD FOR THE

GUY JUST TO GET A HEARING

AND A VOTE?

Efrem: REPUBLICANS

ARE STANDING FIRM IN THEIR

DECISION NOT TO HOLD A

HEARING OR VOTE ON

GARLAND.

THEY HAVE POINTED TO

STATEMENTS BY SEVERAL TOP

DEMOCRATS OVER THE LAST

QUARTER OF A CENTURY,

SAYING THAT A SUPREME

COURT NOMINEE SHOULD NOT

BE VOTED ON IN AN ELECTION

YEAR, INCLUDING VICE

PRESIDENT JOSEPH BIDEN

WHEN HE WAS IN THE SENATE.

DEMOCRATS HAVE BEEN

INCREASING THEIR PRESSURE

ON SENATE REPUBLICANS, AND

THEY SAY THE G.O.P. WILL

CAVE EVENTUALLY, BUT

REPUBLICANS SAY THAT IS

WISHFUL THINKING.

A FEDERAL JUDGE HAS RULED

THAT LOS ANGELES COUNTY'S

DECISION TO PUT A CROSS ON

ITS COUNTY SEAL FOR THE

FIRST TIME IN A DECADE WAS

UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

THE ORIGINAL 1957 SEAL

INCLUDED A CROSS, BUT IT

WAS REMOVED UN2004, WHEN

THE SEAL WAS REDESIGNED

AFTER A THREAT OF LEGAL

ACTION BY THE AMERICAN

CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION OF

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.

A DECADE LATER THE CROSS

WAS ADDED AGAIN TO BE

HISTORICALLY ACCURATE.

THE JUDGE RULED IT PLACES

THE COUNTY'S POWER,

PRESTIGE AND PURSE BEHIND

A SINGLE RELIGION,

CHRISTIANITY, AND THAT IS

A VIOLATION OF THE

CONSTITUTION.

THE COUNTY SEAL IS USED ON

BUILDINGS, VEHICLES, AND

PUBLICATIONS.

PAT?

Pat: I WONDER WHEN

THEY'RE GOING TO GO AFTER

THE NAME.

LOS ANGELES MEANS THE

ANGELS.

YOU KNOW, THAT REPRESENTS

SOME RELIGION, DOESN'T IT?

I BELIEVE THAT IS

CHRISTIANITY OR JUDAISM.

IT REPRESENTS SOMEBODY WHO

BELIEVES IN ANGELS,

LOS ANGELES.

AND THEN YOU YOU'VE GOT

ALL OF THE OTHERS, SANTA

CRUZ, FOR EXAMPLE.

IS THE ACLU GOING TO

CHANGE THE NAMES.

VIRGINIA BEACH HAS A

LIGHTHOUSE AND A CROSS.

THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED WHEN

THE CROSS WAS PLANTED IN

THE SHORES OF VIRGINIA

BEACH.

THAT WAS THE BEGINNING OF

THIS NATION.

YOU CAN SAY IT REPRESENTS

A RELIGIOUS GROUP, BUT THE

PEOPLE WHO FOUNDED AMERICA

WERE CHRISTIANS.

I'M SICK OF JUDGES AND THE

STUFF THEY'RE DOING AND

WHERE THEY COME FROM.

IT SHOWS HOW LIBERAL THESE

LAW SCHOOLS ARE.

AND THE FACULTY -- WELL,

SOME SURVEYS HAVE BEEN

TAKEN THAT SHOW A MINES MIN

MINUSCULE NUMBER OF

FACULTY WHO ARE STRONG

CONSERVATIVES AND STRONG

CHRISTIANS.

Efrem: A NUMBER OF

POLITICIANS, CORPORATIONS,

AND CELEBRITIES ARE

BLASTING THE STATES OF

MISSISSIPPI AND NORTH

CAROLINA FOR WHAT THEY

CALL DISCRIMINATION LAW.

IT PROTECTS CHURCHES AND

WEDDING VENDORS FROM BEING

FORCED TO PARTICIPATE IN

GAY WEDDINGS.

NORTH CAROLINA'S LAW SAYS

GOVERNMENT BATHROOMS

SHOULD BE SEPARATED

PRIMARILY BY BIOLOGICAL

SEX.

IN BOTH STATES, LGBT

ACTIVISTS ARE FIGHTING

BACK, HOPING TO REVERSE

THE LAWS.

BUT RYAN ANDERSON TELLS

CBN NEWS HE IS STILL

OPTMISTIC ABOUT RELIGIOUS

FREEDOM IN THE UNITED

STATES.

THE REASON THAT BIG

BUSINESS AND ELITE

SECTIONS OF THE MEDIA HAVE

TO TEAM UP TO GET THE

GOVERNORS TO VETO THEM IS

BECAUSE THE PEOPLE ARE IN

FAVOR OF THESE BILLS.

SO IT IS VERY POSSIBLE FOR

GOOD LEGISLATION, GOOD

PUBLIC POLICY, TO BE

PASSED.

AND IT IS WHAT WE HAVE TO

WORK TOWARDS.

WE HAVE TO BE ENCOURAGING

AND SUPPORTING AND

DEFENDING GOOD PUBLIC

POLICY.

Efrem: THE DEPARTMENT

OF HOMELAND SECURITY IS

CHANGING THE WORDING ON

ITS NATURALIZATION TEST

FOR NEW CITIZENS TO MORE

ACCURATELY DESCRIBE

RELIGIOUS FREEDOMS ENJOYED

BY AMERICANS.

IT COMES ONE YEAR AFTER

JAMES LANGFORD REQUESTED

IT.

IMMIGRATION SERVICES WILL

NOW USE "FREEDOM OF

RELIGION" TO DESCRIBE THE

RELIGIOUS RIGHTS OF

AMERICANS.

LANGFORD SAYS IT IS AN

IMPORTANT DISTINCTION.

WE AS AMERICANS DON'T

HAVE FREEDOM OF WORSHIP.

OTHER NATIONS HAVE THAT.

WE HAVE THE FREE EXERCISE

OF RELIGION.

THAT MEANS YOU CAN LIVE

YOUR FAITH ANYWHERE YOU

WANT TO LIVE YOUR FAITH.

SO FOR NEW CITIZENS COMING

IN, FOR A LONG TIME THAT

HEARD OUR NATION HAD JUST

FREEDOM OF WORSHIP, THEY

ARE NOW GOING TO GET THE

CORRECT INFORMATION OUT.

THAT IS WE ALSO HAVE

SOMETHING YOU DIDN'T HAVE

IN THE PAST, AND FOR MANY

OF THEM THAT'S THE FREE

EXERCISE OF YOUR RELIGION.

Efrem: THE CHANGE

WILL MEAN 40-RELATED U.S.

PUBLICATIONS WILL NOW BE

UPDATED.

> THE ACLU OF INDIANA IS

FORMALLY CHALLENGING THE

STATE'S NEW ABORTION LAW

ON BEHALF OF INDIANA AND

KENTUCKY.

THE NEW LAW PROHIBITS

ABORTION ON THE BASIS OF

RACE, SEX OF THE FETUS.

THE GOVERNOR, MIKE PENCE,

SAYS IT PROVIDES

PROTECTION FOR THE UNBORN.

I BELIEVE THIS

LEGISLATION WAS

COMPREHENSIVE PRO-LIFE

LEGISLATION, THAT ENSURED

THAT EXPECTANT MOTHERS HAD

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

ABOUT THEIR UNBORN CHILD.

IT PROVIDED ADDITIONAL

PROTECTS FOR THE UNBORN

AND FOR THE DIGNIFIED

TREATMENT OF THE FINAL

REMAINS OF THE UNBORN.

Efrem: INDIANA IS THE

SECOND STATE TO PASS SUCH

A LAW.

> WASHINGTON IS

EXPENDING SO MUCH THAT IN

A FEW YEARS THE NATIONAL

DEBT WILL BE MORE THAN THE

ENTIRE COMPRE PRODUCES IN

A YEAR.

THAT WAS THE WORD FROM A

COMPTROLLER GENERAL OFFICE

TO THE CENTS THIS WEEK.

THE WASHINGTON FREE BEACON

REPORTS HE ADDED ANOTHER

WARNING THERE IF COST

CONTROLS FOR MEDICARE

DON'T HOLD AND HEALTH CARE

COSTS KEEP GOING UP, THEN

THE NATIONAL DEBT COULD

HIT 200% TO 300% OF THE

TOTAL U.S. ECONOMY, AND

THAT WOULD BE FAR MORE

DEBT THAN THE COUNTRY

HANDLE.

PAT?

Pat: I DON'T THINK

PEOPLE HAVE ANY CONCEPTION

OF WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN

WHEN THIS COUNTRY SUDDENLY

GOES BANKRUPT.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT

SERIOUS PROBLEMS.

YOU WON'T HAVE ANY POLICE

SERVICES.

YOU WON'T HAVE ANY

AMBULANCE SERVICES.

YOU WON'T HAVE ANY FIRE

PROTECTION.

THE PLACE WILL DEVOLVE

INTO CHAOS.

THERE WON'T BE ENOUGH FOOD

ON THE SHELVES.

THE WHOLE THING WILL BREAK

DOWN BECAUSE THERE IS NOT

ENOUGH MONEY.

OUR MONEY WILL BE

WORTHLESS.

IF WE START PRINTING AND

PRINTING AND PRINTING, IT

WILL BE LIKE GERMANY RIGHT

AFTER THE FIRST WORLD WAR

WHEN HYPER INFLATION HIT.

IT WAS OUTRAGEOUS WHAT

HAPPENED.

WE CAN'T HAVE THAT IN

AMERICA.

BUT NOBODY, OF THESE

PEOPLE WHO ARE RUNNING FOR

OFFICE, ARE REALLY

ADDRESSING THE PROBLEM

THAT WE'RE DEALING WITH.

WE HAVE PROMISED EVERYBODY

STUFF.

EVERYBODY WANTS STUFF.

AND THEY WANT IT FROM THE

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

EVERYBODY WANTS HIS OR HER

PIECE OF THE ACTION.

WHEN YOU SAY, LET'S

CONTROL THE BUDGET,

EVERYBODY SAYS, OF COURSE,

LET'S CONTROL THE BUDGET,

BUT NOT WHERE MY GOODIES

COME IN.

WHATEVER THAT BENEFIT I

GET, WHETHER I'M ELDERLY

OR SICK OR UNEMPLOYED, I

WANT WHAT'S MINE.

WE DON'T HAVE ENOUGH MONEY

TO AFFORD TO PAY EVERYBODY

EVERYTHING THEY WANT.

ONLY GOD HAS UNLIMITED

RESOURCES, AND WE SURE

HAVE MADE HIM MAD.

SOONER OR LATER WE'VE GOT

TO WAKE UP.

AND WE NEED A PRESIDENT

WHO CAN GET THIS MONSTER

UNDER CONTROL.

AND IT IS A MASSIVE JOB.

MASSIVE.

IT IS A HUGE THING.

AND WE'VE GOT TO TAKE A

METAL AX TO THAT FEDERAL

BUDGET AND START CHOPPING,

CHOPPING, CHOPPING.

AND IT COULD BE VERY

PAINFUL TO PEOPLE WHO LOSE

THEIR SUBSIDIES, LOSE

THEIR LITTLE PIECE OF THE

ACTION.

BUT WE, AS A NATION, WE

HAVE GOT TO COME TO THE

POINT WHERE WE SEE THE

SURVIVAL OF THIS COUNTRY

IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN MY

PARTICULAR PIECE OF THE

PIE.

ARE WE GOING TO DO THAT?

PROBABLY NOT.

Terry: COMING UP A

MIRACULOUS JOURNEY FOR AN

ORPHANED GIRL FROM

TANZANIA.

SEE HOW SURGEONS IN ISRAEL

SAVED HER HEART, AFTER

THIS.

Pat: WELL, YOUR

WATCHING "THE 700 CLUB,"

AND WE ARE DELIGHTED THAT

EACH ONE OF YOU TUNED IN.

> IT WAS A HEART SURGERY

THAT SAVED A YOUNG GIRL'S

LIFE.

SHE IS AN ORPHAN FROM

TANZANIA.

BUT SHE GOT AN

OPERATION -- GUESS WHERE?

IN ISRAEL.

CHRIS MITCHELL BRINGS US

THIS REMARKABLE STORY.

Chris: THAT'S THE

SOUND OF A HEALTHY HEART,

BUT IT HASN'T ALWAYS BEEN

THAT WAY FOR ESTHER, A

14-YEAR-OLD TANZANIAN

ORPHAN.

SHE SUFFERED FROM RHEUM

RHEUMATIC HEART DISEASE AS

A YOUNG CHILD.

THIS IS YOUR HEART.

IT HAS FOUR SECTIONS.

YOU SEE?

AND THIS IS THE VALVE WE

REPAIRED.

Chris: FIVE YEARS

AGO, CBN NEWS FIRST MET

ESTHER AS THE ISRAELI

ORGANIZATION "SAVE A

CHILD'S HEART," WORKED TO

GET HER LIFE-SAVING

SURGERY.

THE DOCTOR MET ESTHER IN

ISRAEL THEN, AND EXAMINED

HER RECENTLY IN TANZANIA,

DURING A "SAVE A CHILD'S

HEART" MEDICAL MISSION.

ONCE SHE CAME TO

ISRAEL, THE VALVES WERE

LEAKING SO BADLY THAT THE

HEART WAS ENLARGED TO

TWICE THE SIZE OF A CHILD.

SHE HAD AT THE AGE OF 10

YEARS, THE SIZE OF A HEART

OF A VERY OLD MAN.

ALTHOUGH SHE WAS VERY,

VERY SICK, SHE WAS VERY,

VERY HAPPY.

Chris: THIS IS BASED

HERE AT THE WILSON MEDICAL

CENTER NEAR TEL AVIV.

ESTHER MADE WHAT SOME SAY

WAS A MIRACULOUS JOURNEY

TO GET HERE FOR THE

SURGERY THAT SAVED HER

HEART.

WE BROUGHT HER TO THE

HOSPITAL HERE.

EVERYBODY TOLD HER SHE

NEEDED AN OPERATION OR SHE

MAY LIVE ONLY ONE OR ONE

AND A HALF YEARS.

Chris: ANGELICA RUNS

THE ORPHANAGE WHERE ESTHER

LIVES.

THEY ASKED ME, HOW OLD

IS THIS GIRL?

AND SHE WAS EIGHT AT THIS

TIME.

AND THERE WAS A YOUNG LADY

NEXT TO ME, AND I TOLD HER

SHE NEEDS A HEART

OPERATION, SHE TOLD ME TO

CONTACT THE PEOPLE IN

ISRAEL.

Chris: AND SHE DID.

SHE FOUND THAT THE PEOPLE

FROM "SAVE A CHILD'S

HEART" WAS COMING TO CLIMB

MT. KILIMANJARO.

THEY MET ESTHER AND

DECIDED SHE WAS A

CANDIDATE FOR SURGERY IN

ISRAEL.

I SEE THAT AS A

MIRACLE, A MYSTERY OF GOD.

Chris: THIS DOCTOR

OPERATED ON ESTHER FOR

HOURS.

HER HEART WAS HUGE.

SHE WAS VERY LIMITED IN

VERY SIMPLE TASKS.

EVEN SIMPLE WALKING WAS

DIFFICULT FOR HER.

Chris: FAST FORWARD

TO 2016, AND A FAMILY

REUNION OF SORTS.

WE CAUGHT UP WITH ESTHER

WHEN "SAVE A CHILD'S

HEART" WENT TO TANZANIA ON

A CARDIAC MEDICAL MISSION.

ESTHER CAME FOR A CHECKUP

AND TO VISIT HER ISRAELI

FRIENDS.

I FEEL VERY BETTER.

I THANK GOD BECAUSE THEY

HAVE TAKEN CARE OF ME FROM

THE BEGINNING UNTIL NOW.

BECAUSE IF IT WERE NOT FOR

GOD, I WOULD NOT BE HERE

NOW.

AND I THANK YOU GUYS FOR

HELPING ME.

THEY SAY I'M AMONG THEIR

FAMILY.

SO I'M REALLY HAPPY TO

HAVE ISRAEL AS MY FRIEND

AND FAMILY.

Chris: BEFORE THE

SURGERY, ESTHER HAD NO

ENERGY.

NOW SHE IS NUMBER ONE IN

HER CLASS.

SHE BECAME A NEW

PERSON.

NOW SHE IS DOING WELL IN

SCHOOL.

SHE IS RUNNING.

SHE IS HEALTHY.

AND SHE IS SOMETIMES

NAUGHTY, WHICH I LIKE.

AND SHE IS A VERY GOOD

GIRL, VERY TEL INTELLIGENT.

Chris: AND ESTHER HAS

BIG PLANS FOR THE FUTURE.

I WANT TO BECOME A

CARDIOLOGIST.

Chris: THAT WOULD BE

GOOD.

TANZANIA HAS NEARLY

50 MILLION PEOPLE AND ONLY

ONE HEART HOSPITAL.

DR. GODWIN GODFREY TRAINED

WITH "SAVE A CHILD'S

HEART" IN ISRAEL FOR FIVE

YEARS.

THIS IS WHAT HE TOLD CBN

NEWS THEN.

THIS TRAINING WOULD BE

ONE OF ITS KIND FOR MY

COUNTRY.

HOPEFULLY WHEN I GO BACK,

I WILL START AN OPEN-HEART

SURGERY FOR THE YOUNG

KIDS.

Chris: NOW HE IS BACK

IN TANZANIA AS THE ONLY

PEDIATRIC HEART SURGEON IN

THE COUNTRY.

HE HAS 500 CHILDREN ON HIS

WAITING LIST.

WE NEED TO GROW MORE,

TO TRAIN MORE PEOPLE.

IF WE LOOK AT THE

POPULATION THAT WE HAVE,

WE AT LEAST NEED MAYBE 20

CENTERS THAT CAN PERFORM

OPEN-HEART SURGERY FOR

CHILDREN FOR THIS COUNTRY.

Chris: AND WHAT WOULD

ESTHER TELL OTHER CHILDREN

THAT NEED SURGERY?

THEY SHOULDN'T BE

SCARED BECAUSE YOU JUST

LIVE AS IF YOU'RE IN

HEAVEN.

Chris: CHRIS

MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

COLOGNE, ISRAEL, REPORTING

FROM TANZANIA.

Pat: WHAT A

WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL

STORY.

JUST THINK, SHE WOULD HAVE

BEEN DEAD IN A YEAR AND A

HALF, AND NOW SHE IS A

VIBRANT YOUNG WOMAN, FIRST

IN HIS CLASS.

Terry: THE

HUMANITARIAN EFFORTS OF

THE ISRAELI GOVERNMENT AND

PEOPLE ARE QUITE

REMARKABLE.

Pat: THEY WANT TO

GIVE AND BLESS THE WORLD.

Terry: AND THEY DO.

Pat: YOU CAN FIND OUT

MORE WHAT "SAVE A CHILD"

IS DOING THROUGH OUR

WEBSITE, AT cbn.com.

HERE IS TERRY.

Terry: UP NEXT, MEET

A MAN WHO WAS HOMELESS AND

HOOKED ON METH.

I WAS INVOLVED WITH

METH AND HOMELESSNESS FOR

25 YEARS.

I WOULD SLEEP OUT IN WOODS

A LOT.

I HAD MA HAMMOCKS THAT I SET

UP IN VARIOUS PLACES.

ONE WAS IN OUR FAMILY'S

CEMETERY.

Terry: SEE HOW A

PLANE TICKET AND A PRAYER

SET THIS MAN FREE AFTER 25

YEARS.

Pat: HAVE YOU HEARD

OF THE TERM "ARRESTED

DEVELOPMENT?"

WELL, THERE WAS A GUY

NAMED PETER BOSTICK, WHO

REALLY NEVER GREW UP.

PETER NEVER GOT A JOB.

HE NEVER GOT MARRIED.

HE DROPPED OUT OF HIGH

SCHOOL.

AND THEN FOR THE NEXT 25

YEARS HE WANDERED FROM

PLACE TO PLACE, HOMELESS

AND ADDICTED TO DRUGS.

THEN ONE DAY, ON A WING

AND A PRAYER, PETER'S LIFE

WAS TOTALLY TRANSFORMED.

I THINK PEOPLE THAT

MOVE TO ALASKA ARE RUNNING

FROM SOMETHING OR TO

SOMETHING.

I WAS RUNNING FROM

SOMETHING.

Reporter: PETER MOVED

TO ALASKA WHEN HE WAS 45

YEARS OLD.

BUT HE SAYS THE JOURNEY

THAT BROUGHT HIM THERE

STARTED MUCH EARLIER THAN

THAT.

HIS PARENTS DIVORCED WHEN

HE WAS FIVE, AND PETER

SAYS THE PAIN HE FELT CAME

OUT IN ANGER.

I WAS EXPLOSIVE ALL OF

THE TIME.

I DIDN'T WANT TO BE TOLD

WHAT TO DO, EVER.

Reporter: BECAUSE OF

HIS AUTHORITY ISSUES,

PETER WAS KICKED OUT OF

HIGH SCHOOL BEFORE EARNING

HIS DIPLOMA.

I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT I

WAS GOING TO DO WITH MY

LIFE.

I HAD, YOU KNOW, OTHER

KIDS MY AGE THAT WERE

PREPARING FOR SCHOOL, FOR

JOB OPPORTUNITIES.

I WAS PREPARING FOR FUN.

Reporter: BEFORE HE

WAS IN HIS 20s, PETER

BECAME A TRANSIENT.

COUCH HOPPING IS JUST

MOVING FROM ONE FRIEND TO

ANOTHER, BURNING ONE

BRIDGE AFTER ANOTHER.

THEN I STARTED HITCHHIKING

AND TRAVELLING AROUND.

Reporter: DURING HIS

TIME ON THE ROAD, PETER

WAS INTRODUCED TO METH AND

BECAME ADDICTED.

WHEN YOU'RE DOWN IN THE

BOTTOM OF THE BARREL AND

YOU'RE HANGING WITH THE

BOTTOM OF THE BARREL, YOU

KNOW, DRUGS IS WHAT BRINGS

EVERYONE AROUND EACH

OTHER.

IT STARTED WITH DOING

METH.

BUT I THINK I WANTED

PEOPLE TO DRAW TOWARDS ME

BECAUSE I COULD DO

SOMETHING THAT MOST PEOPLE

COULDN'T.

Reporter: EVENTUALLY,

PETER LEARNED TO COOK THE

DRUG.

I FELT LIKE PART OF MY

SOUL JUST DIED.

IT JUST COMPLETELY DIED.

I'LL NEVER FORGET THAT

FEELING BECAUSE IT WAS

LONELY.

IT WAS HARD.

BUT AFTER A WHILE, YOU

JUST KIND OF -- I JUST

KIND OF BLOCKED THAT OUT.

Reporter: FOR

DECADES, METH WRECKED

PETER'S LIFE.

HE WAS HOMELESS AND DID

NUMEROUS STINTS IN JAIL,

AND HE WAS ESTRANGED FROM

HIS FAMILY, BUT NOTHING

DETERRED HIS ADDICTIONS.

I WAS INVOLVED WITH

METH AND HOMELESSNESS FOR

25 YEARS.

I WOULD SLEEP OUT IN THE

WOODS A LOT.

I HAD HAMMOCKS THAT I HAD

SET UP IN VARIOUS PLACES.

ONE WAS IN OUR FAMILY'S

CEMETERY.

AND I WOULD STAY IN THE

BACK OF THE CEMETERY A

LOT.

I WAS OKAY WITH THAT

EXISTENCE BECAUSE I HAD

FOOD.

I FIGURED, MAN, THAT'S ALL

I NEED.

I DON'T NEED NOTHING ELSE.

MY ASPIRATIONS -- THAT'S

ABOUT AS FAR AS THEY WOULD

GO.

Reporter: WHEN HE

TURNED 40, PETER HIT ROCK

BOTTOM.

THAT WAS ABOUT AS BAD

AS I COULD GET.

I WAS DOWN.

I HAD PEOPLE MAD AT ME,

FRUSTRATED WITH ME, MAYBE

EVEN WANTING TO HURT ME.

THAT'S WHEN I DECIDED I

WOULD PICK UP THE PHONE

AND PUT MY PRIDE AWAY AND

CALL MY DAD, WHO I HAD NOT

HAD ANY CONTACT WITH FOR A

VERY LONG TIME.

Reporter: PETER'S DAD

PROVIDED PETER WITH

HOUSING AND HELPED HIM GET

SOBER FOR A MONTH.

THEN HE BOUGHT HIM A PLANE

TICKET TO ALASKA TO START

A NEW LIFE.

WHEN PETER LANDED IN HIS

NEW HOME, HE TRIED

SOMETHING HE HAD NEVER

DONE BEFORE.

I NO IDEA WHERE I WAS

GOING TO SLEEP.

I HAD NO IDEA WHERE I WAS

GOING TO EAT.

I WAS WALKING OUT FROM THE

AIRPORT, AND I HAD THIS

URGE TO FIND A SPOT WHERE

I WAS REALLY COZY,

COMFORTABLE, AND I JUST

WANTED TO TALK TO GOD.

I JUST DROPPED TO MY KNEES

AND I SAID, GOD, I'M 45

YEARS OLD.

I HAVE NO MONEY.

I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I'M

GOING TO DO.

I BELIEVE I NEED HELP.

THAT WAS PROBABLY THE MOST

SINCERE I HAD EVER BEEN IN

MY LIFE.

Reporter: THAT SAME

DAY, LESS THAN THREE MILES

AWAY, PETER FOUND A RESCUE

MISSION AND CHECKED INTO

THEIR 30-DAY PROGRAM.

A FEW DAYS LATER, HE

ATTENDED CHAPEL.

AFTER THE SERVICE, THEY

ASKED IF ANYONE WANTED

PRAYER.

AND I WENT UP THERE, AND A

PERSON STARTED PRAYING.

AND AT THAT MOMENT, A

VERY, VERY GOOD, CALM

FEELING CAME OVER ME.

LIKE LOOKING OUT ACROSS A

LAKE THAT HAS NO RIPPLE IN

IT.

AND JUST -- I FELT LOVE

COMING THROUGH ME.

Reporter: THAT NIGHT

PETER SURRENDERED HIS LIFE

TO JESUS CHRIST.

HE STARTED GOING TO CHURCH

AND READING THE BIBLE.

AND HE SAYS THAT'S WHEN

HIS LIFE BEGAN TO CHANGE

DRAMATICALLY.

IT CHANGED EVERYTHING.

IT MADE LIFE; I WAS ABLE

TO BREATHE AGAIN.

I HAD THAT FEELING OF BACK

WHEN I WAS A KID, OF ALL

THIS ABUNDANT ENERGY, JUST

COMING OUT OF ME.

IT FILLED MY TANK.

I'M, LIKE, WOW!

I'M GOING TO BE OKAY.

Reporter: JUST A

COUPLE OF YEARS LATER,

PETER MET AND MARRIED HIS

WIFE, ESTHER.

HE GOT HIS COMMERCIAL

DRIVER'S LICENSE AND HAS A

GREAT JOB.

AND HE ALSO HELPED ESTHER

START HER OWN BUSINESS,

AND THEY WERE ABLE TO

PURCHASE A BEAUTIFUL NEW

HOME.

HE SAYS IT IS A TURNAROUND

THAT ONLY GOD COULD

ORCHESTRATE.

LIFE IS A 180-DEGREE

TURN IN A FIVE AND A HALF

YEAR TURNAROUND.

THAT SPEAKS VOLUMES.

JESUS CHRIST DIED FOR YOU

AND YOUR SINS, SO THAT YOU

MAY LIVE ETERNALLY.

HE KNOWS THE BEGINNING,

THE MIDDLE, AND YOUR END.

YOU HAVE TO GO TO HIM.

HE WANTS YOU TO GO TO HIM.

BUT YOU HAVE TO WALK

THROUGH THAT DOOR.

Pat: CAN YOU PUT

YOURSELF IN A PLACE LIKE

THAT?

SOMEBODY THAT HAS GOT NO

HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION,

HE'S GOT NO DESIRE TO

WORK, HAS NO JOB

OPPORTUNITIES.

YOU WANDER HOW HE GETS FED

AND CLOTHED -- SOMEBODY

HAS TO GIVE HIM STUFF.

BUT HE IS LIVING AS A BUM

FOR 25 YEARS, WITH NO HOPE

AT ALL, AND YOU WONDER WHY

HE DIDN'T KILL HIMSELF.

BUT YOU SEE IN PETER WAS

POTENTIAL.

IN EVERYBODY THERE IS

POTENTIAL.

THERE IS POTENTIAL IN YOU.

EVERYBODY, WE ARE ALL

POTENTIAL.

AND WHAT GOD LOOKS DOWN

ON, HE SEES THE POTENTIAL.

IT WOULD BE A WHOLE LOT

EASIER IF SOMEONE LIKE

PETER WAS DOWN THERE, AND

GOD SAID, LET'S JUST ERASE

HIM.

HE'S LIKE A BUG.

LET'S SQUASH HIM AND GET

HIM OUT OF THE WAY.

HE IS A PAIN IN THE NECK.

BUT, NO.

GOD SAYS, I LOVE HIM AND I

SEE POTENTIAL.

AND HE LOOKS AT YOU AND HE

SEES POTENTIAL.

DON'T THROW THE POTENTIAL

AWAY.

YOU HAVE A PURPOSE IN LIFE

THAT NOBODY BUT YOU CAN

FULFILL.

I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT

AGAIN.

ONLY YOU CAN DO WHAT YOU

ARE ABLE TO DO IN THIS

WORLD.

AND YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE.

AND YOU CAN, IN THE

PROCESS, BE BLESSED

BECAUSE YOU ARE

CONTRIBUTING.

NOW, IF YOU WANT TO KNOW

WHAT PETER FOUND, THE

PERSON'S NAME IS JESUS.

IT ISN'T A THING.

IT'S NOT A PHILOSOPHY.

IT'S NOT A COURSE OF

STUDY.

IT'S A PERSON.

HIS NAME IS JESUS.

HE IS GOD.

AND IF YOU WANT HIM, I

WANT YOU TO PRAY WITH ME

NOW.

RIGHT NOW.

AND PRAY THESE WORDS.

JESUS -- THAT'S RIGHT --

JESUS, MY LIFE DOESN'T

HAVE ANY MEANING, LORD.

AND I KNOW THAT YOU HAVE A

PURPOSE FOR ME.

AND I ASK NOW THAT YOU

WOULD COME INTO MY LIFE

AND REVEAL TO ME THE

PURPOSE FOR WHICH I WAS

FORMED AND BECAME A HUMAN

BEING.

SHOW ME MY PURPOSE.

AND FROM THIS MOMENT ON, I

WILL LIVE FOR YOU AND I

WILL SERVE YOU.

THANK YOU, LORD.

IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

IF YOU PRAYED WITH ME, I

WANT TO GIVE YOU

SOMETHING.

YOU SAY, WHAT'S NEXT?

WELL, I'VE GOT A COMPACT

DISC HERE.

WE'VE TALKED ABOUT IT MANY

TIMES.

BUT IT WILL TELL YOU WHAT

IT MEANS TO HAVE AN

EXCHANGED LIFE, WHAT IT

MEANS TO BE BORN AGAIN,

WHAT GOD DOES FOR YOU AND

WHAT HE WANTS TO DO RIGHT

NOW.

AND I WILL GIVE THIS TO

YOU FREE IF YOU JUST CALL

IN AND SAY, I PRAYED WITH

PAT AND I GAVE MY HEART TO

THE LORD.

I KNOW IN THE DAYS TO

COME, GOD WILL REVEAL THE

PURPOSE FOR WHICH I WAS

BORN.

YOU WANT TO KNOW THAT?

THAT'S PRETTY IMPORTANT,

ISN'T IT?

WHO AM I?

WHY AM I HERE?

WHERE AM I GOING?

THAT'S THE QUESTION

EVERYBODY ASKS.

WHO ARE YOU?

GOD WILL TELL YOU.

CALL.

PICK UP THE PHONE:

1-800-759-0700.

WE'VE GOT MANY PHONES

AVAILABLE.

THEY ARE THERE, STANDING

BY TO TALK TO YOU.

NO MONEY, NO ANYTHING.

IF YOU DON'T WANT TO GIVE

US YOUR NAME, THAT'S FINE.

YOU CALL ANYHOW, JUST TO

TELL US WHAT IS HAPPENING.

> THERE WAS A MOVIE

CALLED "CONCUSSION," AND

WE TALKED ABOUT WHAT IS

GOING ON IN THE MINDS AND

HEARTS OF PEOPLE WHO PLAY

PRO FOOTBALL.

WELL, TERRY HAS A STORY

ABOUT SOMEBODY -- WELL,

WE'LL JUST SEE WHAT IT

MEANS.

HERE IS TERRY.

Terry: STILL AHEAD, A

FORMER NFL LINEMAN RECALLS

THE HELMET CATCH.

THE BALL WENT DOWN THE

FIELD, AND DAVID JUMPS UP

AND MAKES A GREAT CATCH.

IT IS ON HIS HELMET.

Terry: TWO-TIME SUPER

BOWL CHAMPION KAREEM

MACKENZIE TALKS CANDIDLY

ABOUT HIS RELUCTANT

RETIREMENT.

LATER ON TODAY'S "700

CLUB."

AND WELCOME BACK TO

"THE 700 CLUB."

AN INDIANA STATE TROOPER

HAS BEEN FIRED FOR

EVANGELIZING TO CITIZENS

ON THE JOB.

TROOPER BRIAN HAMILTON WAS

SUED FOR ASKING THE DRIVER

WHAT CHURCH SHE ATTENDED,

AND IF SHE WAS SAVED

DURING A TRAFFIC STOP.

HAMILTON WAS ALSO SUED

FOLLOWING A SIMILAR

TRAFFIC STOP IN 2014, WHEN

HE ASKED A DRIVER ABOUT

HER RELIGIOUS BELIEFS AND

INVITED HER TO CHURCH.

HE WAS GIVEN A WRITTEN

WARNING AFTER THAT

INCIDENT.

FOX 59 REPORTS HAMILTON

SAID HE WAS JUST,

QUOTE,"FOLLOWING WHAT THE

LORD TOLD HIM TO DO, AND

YOU CAN'T CHANGE WHAT THE

LORD TELLS YOU TO DO.

SO IF THE LORD TELLS ME TO

SPEAK ABOUT JESUS CHRIST,

I DO, AND THAT'S WHY THEY

FIRED ME.

SO THAT'S WHERE WE'RE AT."

"OPERATION BLESSING" MADE

POSSIBLE A SURGERY TO

RESTORE A BABY GIRL'S

EYESIGHT IN HONDURAS.

SHE WAS BORN WITH

CATARACTS IN BOTH EYES.

THE SURGERY COST FAR MORE

THAN HER MOTHER AND

GRANDMOTHER COULD AFFORD.

HER MOTHER, KIMBERLY, SAYS

SHE PRAYED TO GOD, ASKING

HIM TO HELP AND HELP HER

DAUGHTER.

KIMBERLY CONNECTED WITH

"OPERATION BLESSING"

STAFF, AND SOON

AFTERWARDS, HER DAUGHTER'S

SURGERY AND FOLLOWUP CARE

WAS ALL PAID FOR.

SHE IS NOW COMPLETELY

HEALTHY, BUT SHE DOES WEAR

GLASSES TO HELP HER BRAIN

ADAPT TO HER NEWLY OPENED

EYES.

KIMBERLY THANKS GOD FOR

HEARING HER PRAYERS.

SHE SAYS "OPERATION

BLESSING" CAME WHEN SHE

COULD NOT BELIEVE IT, AND

SHE CALLS WHAT "OPERATION

BLESSING" DID, QUOTE,"THE

GREATEST GIFT OF MY LIFE

AND MY DAUGHTER'S, TOO."

YOU CAN FIND OUT O MORE

ABOUT "OPERATION BLESSING"

BY GOING TO ITS WEBSITE

AT ob.org.

PAT AND TERRY ARE BACK

WITH MORE OF "THE 700

CLUB."

IT'S COMING UP RIGHT AFTER

THIS.

DARKNESS, ON MONDAY'S "700

CLUB."

Terry: SOME PEOPLE

LOOK FORWARD TO

RETIREMENT, BUT NOT KAREEM

MACKENZIE.

KAREEM LOVED PLAYING IN

THE NFL, SO WHEN HE WAS

RELEASED BY THE GIANTS, HE

TRIED TO EXTEND HIS

FOOTBALL CAREER, BUT GOD

HAD OTHER PLANS.

TAKE A LOOK.

Reporter: KAREEM

MACKENZIE TARGETS

TRANSITION LIKE HE DID

FOOTBALL, AS A CHAMPION.

THE 11-YEAR NFL TACKLE

HELPED ANCHOR THE NEW YORK

GIANTS' OFFENSIVE LINE,

DESPITE THE CONTINUAL

TURNOVER OF TEAMMATES.

THE TEAM HAS ONE GOAL,

TO ACHIEVE SOMETHING

GREATER THAN THEMSELVES.

NOT BAD.

Reporter: LIKE SUPER

BOWL 42, STILL REGARDED AS

ONE OF SPORTS GREATEST

UPSETS WHEN THE NEW YORK

GIANTS ENDED THE NEW

ENGLAND PAT PATRIOTES' SEED.

I TURNED AROUND AND I

LOOKED, AND IT WAS LIKE HE

STILL HAD THE BALL, SO HE

IS TRYING TO BLOCK

SOMEBODY.

AND HE THROWS THE BALL

DOWN THE FIELD, AND I'M,

LIKE, NOT THE MIDDLE OF

THE FIELD.

AND HE JUMPS UP AND MAKES

A GREAT CATCH WITH HIS

HELMET.

HE DID A GREAT JOB HOLDING

ON TO THAT BALL.

IT IS NOT OFTEN YOU HAVE

SOMETHING SO SPECIAL, SO

UNIQUE HAPPEN TO YOU.

Reporter: FOUR PLAYS

LATER, THE GIANTS SCORED

WITH 45 SECONDS LEFT.

FOUR YEARS LATER,

FOLLOWING THE 2011

CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON,

KAREEM WAS RELEASED BY THE

GIANTS.

HE RELUCTANTLY RETIRED

AFTER BRIEFLY ATTEMPTING

TO EXTEND HIS CAREER.

TRYING TO CONTINUE

PLAYING BEYOND THAT AND

NOT BEING SUCCESSFUL IN

DOING SO -- NEVER TRY TO

PUT A COMMA WHERE GOD HAS

PUT A PERIOD.

Reporter: BUT THE

33-YEAR-OLD FOUND THE

ADJUSTMENT DIFFICULT.

WHAT DID YOU FIND THE

MOST CHALLENGING PART OF

THAT TRANSITION?

HOW DO YOU FEEL YOUR

FREE TIME.

EVERYTHING WAS SO

STRUCTURED, MONDAY THROUGH

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.

IT DOESN'T MATTER IF IT IS

WEEK ONE OR WEEK 17, IN

THE PLAYOFFS, YOU KNOW

WHAT IT IS.

NOW THAT YOU'RE RETIRED,

WHAT DO YOU DO NOW?

AND THAT CAMARADERIE YOU

HAVE WITH YOUR

TEAMMATES -- THEY'RE AT

WORK.

HOW DO YOU FILL THAT VOID

IN YOUR LIFE?

Reporter: STRUGGLING

THROUGH DOWN TIME AND

FACING A CAREER CHANGE,

KAREEM BATTLED DEPRESSION

AND SEARCHED FOR ANSWERS.

HE LINKED HOPE TO WHAT HE

PREVIOUSLY HEARD DURING

TEAM CHAPELS.

A LOT OF WHAT I SAW IN

THE SELF-HELP BOOKS WAS

BASED ON SCRIPTURE.

IT IS ALL AN UNDERSHOOT OF

WHAT THE BIBLE IS ALREADY

TELLING US.

IF THIS IS WHAT WE HAVE

THAT IS AVAILABLE TO

DEVELOP A RELATIONSHIP

WITH GOD, GROW CLOSER TO

HIM, AND THAT IS SO YOUR

JOY MAY BE FULFILLED.

Reporter: AND KAREEM

RECALLED SOMETHING ELSE,

WHAT HE LEARNED FROM A

D.U.I. ARREST WHEN HE WAS

A YOUNGER PLAYER.

TO BE PLACED ON THE

FRONT PAGE OF A NEWSPAPER,

THE AMOUNT OF SHAME AND

GUILT I FELT REALLY

CHANGED ME.

IT MADE ME REALIZE THAT

THIS IS A STRUGGLE THAT

MANY OTHER PLAYERS MAY GO

THROUGH.

EVERYONE IN EVERYDAY LIFE

GOES THROUGH A STRUGGLE.

IT IS NO DIFFERENT THAN

THE PLAYS AND THE NHL.

WE'RE HUMAN BEINGS.

Reporter: HIS EMPATHY

AND NEWFOUND SYMPATHY

BROUGHT HIM A NEW CLARITY.

HE IS NOW STUDYING TO

BECOME A COUNSELLOR, TO

HELP FORMER MILITARY AND

ATHLETES ADJUST TO THEIR

NEW LIFE.

THE DARK RECESSES OF MY

MIND THAT ATTEMPTED TO

PERSUADE ME FROM ACHIEVING

WHAT GOD HAS IN STORE FOR

ME, I RUN FROM THEM.

THAT'S WHY I'M IN THE

PROFESSION I'M IN NOW

BECAUSE I'VE HAD THOSE

MOMENTS WHERE I DIDN'T

KNOW WHICH WAY WERE YOU

UP. WAY WAS UP.

THEY'RE NOT DEFINED BY

WHO THEY ARE, WHO THEY'VE

BEEN, OR WHAT THEY'RE

DOING NOW.

THEY ARE A MAN, A FAMILY

MAN, WHO HAS THERE

PRIORITIES IN ORDER: GOD,

FAMILY, FOOTBALL.

GOD SHOULD BE FIRST AND

FOREMOST BECAUSE HE GIVES

US THE OPPORTUNITY.

Reporter: WHO IS

JESUS CHRIST TO YOU?

SOMEONE WHO SACRIFICES

ALL FOR ME.

BEFORE I WAS EVEN A

THOUGHT.

HE IS MY MOTHER AND

FATHER, WHO HAS

ENCOURAGED, SUPPORTED, AND

LOVED ME.

I'M GOING TO MAKE MEANING

OUT OF THAT SACRIFICE.

Terry: WOW!

THIS IS SUCH A BIG ISSUE,

ESPECIALLY FOR THE TWO

AREAS HE MENTIONS, PEOPLE

COMING OUT OF PRO SPORTS

AND OUT OF THE MILITARY.

BRETT FAVRE REALLY SHOWED

THAT.

Pat: ALL OF A SUDDEN

YOU'RE IN A TOTALLY

RELAXED ENVIRONMENT, AND

YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO.

Terry: IT PLAYS INTO

WHAT YOU SAID A FEW

MOMENTS AGO, AS YOU CAME

OUT OF THAT TESTIMONY, GOD

HAS A PLAN AND A PURPOSE

FOR OUR LIVES.

FOOTBALL ISN'T WHO YOU

ARE.

IT'S WHAT YOU DO.

Pat: AND IT IS ONLY

WHAT YOU DO FOR ABOUT

EIGHT YEARS.

FROM THEN ON OUT, YOU'VE

GOT THE REST OF YOUR LIFE.

Terry: BUT GOD HAS A

PLAN AND A PURPOSE.

I LIKE HOW HE IS NOW GOING

TO USE THAT TO TOUCH AND

CHANGE THE LIVES OF OTHER

PEOPLE.

IF YOU NEED PRAYER TODAY,

CALL OUR PRAYER LINE.

IT'S TOLL-FREE:

1-800-759-0700.

WE WOULD LOVE TO PRAY FOR

YOU TODAY.

STILL AHEAD, WE'RE GOING

TO "BRING IT ON" WITH THE

E-MAIL QUESTIONS YOU SENT

IN.

ED SAYS, "IF GOD LOVES US

SO MUCH, WHY DOES HE ALLOW

TERRIBLE THINGS TO HAPPEN

TO SO MANY PEOPLE?"

WELL, PAT IS GOING TO

TACKLE THAT AND MUCH MORE

Terry: ROSA AND HER

GRANDCHILDREN LIVED IN

FEAR.

THAT'S BECAUSE THEY ALL

LIVED IN A HOUSE THAT WAS

ABOUT TO COLLAPSE INTO THE

AMAZON RIVER.

TAKE A LOOK.

Reporter: GRANDMA

ROSA KNEW HER HOUSE WAS IN

TROUBLE.

Through Translator:

MY HOUSE WAS DANGEROUS.

ALL OF THE WOOD WAS

ROTTEN.

Reporter: ROSA IS A

WIDOW, RAISING HER TWO

GRANDCHILDREN IN A

FLOATING HOUSE HERE ALONG

THE AMAZON RIVER AND PERU.

ONE NIGHT A BAD

THUNDERSTORM HIT, CAUSING

THE HOUSE TO COLLAPSE.

AFTER THAT, ROSA AND HER

GRANDSON, ALEX, KNEW THEY

WOULD HAVE TO MOVE.

I REMEMBER WE WERE

SLEEPING.

THE HOUSE STARTED TO

TREMBLE.

I WAS SO SCARED.

AFTER THE STORM THERE

WAS NO PLACE TO GO.

Reporter: WE FIRST

MET ROSA'S GRANDCHILDREN

AT A FREE "OPERATION

BLESSING" SHOE GIVE-AWAY

AT THEIR SCHOOL.

WHEN WE HEARD ABOUT THEIR

HOUSE, WITHIN A SHORT TIME

WE BUILT THEM A NEW ONE,

WITH SOLID WALLS AND A

ROOF, AND DOUBLE FLOATING

LOGS THAT ALWAYS KEEP THEM

ABOVE WATER.

WE ALSO GAVE THEM

FURNITURE AND BEDS, THE

FIRST THEY HAD EVER HAD.

EVERY NIGHT I HAD ASKED

IN MY PRAYERS FOR A NEW

HOUSE.

NOW WE HAVE ONE.

Reporter: AND TO HELP

GRANDMA ROSA TO PROVIDE

FOR HER GRANDCHILDREN, WE

SET UP AND STOCKED A SMALL

GROCERY STORE RIGHT IN

FRONT OF HER NEW HOUSE.

NOW SHE IS MAKING ENOUGH

MONEY TO BUY FOOD AND MEET

THEIR OTHER NEEDS.

I ASKED FORTUNATE FOR A NEW HOUSE

AND MY OWN BUSINESS, AND

NOW I FEEL SO GRATEFUL TO

SEE GOD'S RESPONSE.

I AM HAPPY FOR MY

GRANDMA.

SHE GIVES US SO MUCH LOVE

AND HAPPINESS.

THANKS FOR A NEW HOUSE AND

STORE.

Pat: THAT'S SWEET.

Terry: I DON'T KNOW

THE STORY OF WHY THAT

GRANDMOTHER IS RAISING HER

GRANDCHILDREN, BUT I CAN

TELL YOU IT IS A SAD ONE.

AND I CAN TELL YOU WHAT

WAS DONE FOR THEM WAS

BEYOND THEIR IMAGINING, TO

BE BLESSED LIKE THAT.

WE ARE BLESSED TO BE A

BLESSING.

IF YOU'RE A "700 CLUB"

MEMBER, I WANT YOU TO KNOW

YOU ARE BLESSING THOUSANDS

OF PEOPLE ALL AROUND THE

WORLD, EVERY SINGLE DAY.

IF YOU'RE NOT A "700 CLUB"

MEMBER, YOU'RE MISSING OUT

ON AN AMAZING OPPORTUNITY.

WILL YOU JOIN WITH US?

IT IS 65 CENTS A DAY, $20

A MONTH, BUT YOU'LL BE

JOINING WITH THOUSANDS OF

US WHO ARE DOING THIS KIND

OF WORK EVERY DAY.

IF YOU DO THAT, YOU CALL

OUR TOLL-FREE NUMBER:

1-800-759-0700.

JUST SAY, I WANT TO JOIN

"THE 700 CLUB."

THEY'LL WALK YOU THROUGH

THE SIMPLE PROCESS, AND

YOU'LL HAVE THE

SATISFACTION OF KNOWING

YOU ARE CHANGING THE

WORLD.

OUR WAY OF SAYING THANK

YOU FOR CARING ABOUT OTHER

PEOPLE IS TO SEND YOU

PAT'S TEACHING ABOUT

HEAVEN.

YOU'RE GOING TO LOVE THIS,

WHAT GOD HAS PREPARED FOR

THOSE WHO LOVE HIM.

IT IS FILLED WITH

TESTIMONIES FROM PEOPLE

WHO HAVE DEATH EXPERIENCES

AND HAVE COME BACK TO TALK

ABOUT HEAVEN, WHAT

ACTUALLY HAPPENED TO THEM,

AS WELL AS A DOCTOR WHO

HAS SEEN IT FIRSTHAND.

WE WANT YOU TO HAVE THIS.

IT IS OUR WAY OF SAYING

THANK YOU.

RUSS AND DOROTHY, WHO LIVE

IN MICHIGAN, THEY'VE

ALREADY WATCHED THIS

D.V.D.

THEY SAID THE HEAVEN

D.V.D. WAS A BLESSING TO

RECEIVE.

BECAUSE OF THE

TESTIMONIES, WE'RE GOING

TO USE IT AS A TOOL TO

REACH OUT TO OTHERS.

CONTINUED BLESSINGS TO

"THE 700 CLUB."

BE A PART OF TOUCHING THE

WORLD TODAY.

YOU HAVE TO TAKE THE FIRST

STEP AND GO TO YOUR PHONE

AND CALL.

> TIME FOR "BRING IT

ON."

Pat: LET'S DO IT.

LAY IT ON ME.

Terry: OKAY.

THE FIRST IS FROM ED WHO

SAYS, "IF GOD LOVES US SO

MUCH, WHY DOES HE ALLOW SO

MANY TERRIBLE THINGS

HAPPEN TO SO MANY PEOPLE.

WHY DOESN'T GOD PROTECT

US, LIKE WE WOULD PROTECT

OUR OWN CHILDREN FROM

HARM?"

Pat: GOD DOES PROTECT

YOU ALL THE TIME.

HE HAS ANGELS WATCHING

OVER HIS PEOPLE.

THEY ARE SENT TO LOOK

AFTER THE HEIRS OF

SALVATION.

YOU COULDN'T IMAGINE THE

HORRIBLE THINGS THAT WOULD

HAPPEN TO YOU IF HE

WASN'T.

GO BACK TO THE BIBLE.

GOD MADE THE WORLD GOOD.

AND HE SET IN THE WORLD

THAT HE MADE A BEAUTIFUL

GARDEN, THAT HAD

EVERYTHING THAT A PERSON

COULD DESIRE.

IT WAS BEAUTIFUL TO THE

TOUCH.

IT WAS BEAUTIFUL TO THE

TASTE.

IT WAS BEAUTIFUL TO THE

SMELL.

IT FULFILLED ALL OF THE

DESIRES.

BUT THEY WERE SEDUCED BY

SATAN.

SATAN HAD NOT BE

DESTROYED, AND SATAN WAS

THERE TO KILL AND TO

DESTROY.

SO GOD ALLOWED THAT TO

HAPPEN UNTIL THE END.

AND HE COULD HAVE JUST

SMASHED SATAN, BUT THERE

ARE PRINCIPALITIES AND

POWERS LOOKING ON RIGHT

NOW TO SEE IF THERE ARE

PEOPLE WHO WILL LOVE GOD

DESPITE WHAT HAPPENS.

AND YOU SAY, WHY DOESN'T

GOD DO GOOD THINGS?

HE IS LOOKING.

JOB SAID, NAKED I CAME

FROM MY MOTHER'S WOMB,

NAKED I'M GOING TO GO.

THE LORD GIVES AND THE

LORD TAKES AWAY, BLESSED

BE THE LORD.

AND HE DIDN'T SIN WITH HIS

MOUTH.

BUT HE WENT THROUGH THIS

HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE

BECAUSE SATAN WAS THERE,

GIVING HIM GRIEF.

BUT JOB WAS EXHIBIT "A."

HE WOULD LOVE GOD

REGARDLESS.

AND YOU SAY, HOW COME?

THAT'S HOW COME, WE'RE IN

A TUG-OF-WAR BETWEEN GOD

AND EVIL.

AND GOD IS GOING TO

PREVAIL, BUT IN THE

MEANTIME, HE WANTS EXHIBIT

"A," THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE

FORMED IN HIS IMAGE WHO

WILL LOVE HIM.

SO, YES, IT'S TOUGH.

YES, THERE ARE DIFFICULT

DAYS.

YES, THERE ARE MARTYRS.

YES, THERE ARE CHRISTIANS

WHO HAVE BEEN SLAUGHTERED.

BUT GOD HAS GOT A PLAN

THAT IS GOING TO OVERCOME

ALL OF THIS.

Terry: NICOLE SAYS,

"I GOT MARRIED WHEN I WAS

16 TO MY HIGH SCHOOL

SWEETHEART.

WE BOTH CHEATED YEARS

LATER, ME FIRST, AND WE

GOT A DIVORCE FIVE YEARS

AFTER BEING MARRIED.

NOW, 12 YEARS AND TWO

CHILDREN LATER, WE WANT TO

REBUILD OUR FAMILY.

I'M WONDERING, AFTER YOU

GET A DIVORCE, EVEN IF IT

IS WITH THE SAME PERSON

YOU ARE FORMALLY MARRIED

TO, DO YOU START OVER WITH

A NEW COVENANT?

I WANT TO BE AS PURE AS I

CAN, AND NOT STAYING IN

THE SAME HOUSE UNTIL WE

MAKE OUR COVENANT IN FRONT

OF OUR LOVING ABBA."

Pat: IN THE OLD

TESTAMENT, THEY DIDN'T

ALLOW THAT TO HAPPEN.

IN THE NEW TESTAMENT, THAT

IS BEAUTIFUL BECAUSE

YOU'RE COMING BACK

TOGETHER.

BUT I REALLY THINK YOU

REALLY HAVE TO START ALL

OVER AGAIN.

YOU MIGHT WANT TO HAVE

ANOTHER MARRIAGE CEREMONY

BECAUSE THE OTHER ONE WAS

IRREPARABLY OPEN.

YOU NEED TO SAY THE VOWS

AND GO THROUGH A CEREMONY,

I WOULD THINK.

EVEN IF IT IS JUST BETWEEN

THE TWO OF YOU, MAYBE SOME

FRIENDS, AND SAY WE

RECOMMIT OURSELVES TO A

NEW MARRIAGE BECAUSE YOUR

OTHER ONE WAS BROKEN.

Terry: THIS IS LIZ

WHO SAYS, "I WOULD LIKE TO

KNOW IF A BORN-AGAIN MAN

WILL STILL GO TO HEAVEN IF

HE IS UNFAITHFUL TO HIS

WIFE AND CONTINUES TO

THINK HIS WIFE DOESN'T

KNOW ABOUT IT.

HE NEVER ADMITS THE TRUTH

TO ME, HIS WIFE OF 16

YEARS, AND DOESN'T ADMIT

THE TRUTH TO GOD WHEN WE

PRAY TOGETHER.

I HAVE HEARD PASTORS SPEAK

ABOUT GRACE IS ALL THAT

MATTERS IF YOU ACCEPTED

JESUS, BUT SURELY THERE

ARE CONSEQUENCES?"

Pat: OF COURSE THERE

ARE CONSEQUENCES.

IF WE CONFESS OUR SINS, HE

IS FAITHFUL AND JUST TO

FORGIVE US OUR SINS.

BUT HE WHO COVERS HIS SIN

WILL NOT PROSPER.

THIS MAN -- EITHER HE IS

SELF-DILUTED OR HE IS

PULLING A GREAT CON.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT IS.

BUT WHATEVER IT IS, HE IS

GOING TO PAY THE PRICE FOR

THAT.

A TEMPORAL PRICE, HE'LL

HAVE TROUBLE.

BUT IN THE WORLD TO COME,

HE IS SINNING AGAINST GOD.

I DON'T KNOW IF HE HAS

EVER REALLY BEEN BORN

AGAIN.

IT DOESN'T SOUND LIKE HE

HAS EVER REALLY COME TO

THE LORD.

HE IS STILL HOLDING ON TO

THE OLD LIFE.

HE NEEDS TO GET DELIVERED.

HE NEEDS SOMEBODY THAT

WILL DEAL WITH HIM

STRAIGHT, HONESTLY, AND

GET HIM COUNSELLING.

Terry: THIS IS JOIS JOYCE

WHO SAYS, "DEAR PAT,

SOMEONE TOLD ME HE NEVER

GETS SICK BECAUSE HE

FOLLOWS GOD'S WORLD.

HE SAID GOD PUT SICKNESS

ON PEOPLE WHO FALL SHORT.

I'M A CHRISTIAN WHO LOVES

THE LORD, BUT THERE ARE

DAYS WHEN MY ALLERGIES ACT

UP AND I DON'T FEEL SO

GREAT.

DO YOU AGREE IF YOU'RE A

TRUE BELIEVER YOU'LL NEVER

HAVE A HEALTH PROBLEM?"

Pat: DO YOU REMEMBER

THE APOSTLE PAUL SAID TO

TIMOTHY, TAKE A LITTLE

WINE AND YOU'LL OFF

INFIRMITIES.

HE SAID, I HAVE A THORN IN

THE FLESH.

THEY THOUGHT HE MAY HAVE

HAD CHRONIC OPTHALMIA.

AND HE HAD OOZY EYES.

I'M NOT SURE WHAT THAT

THORN WAS.

BUT PAUL WASN'T

NECESSARILY COMPLETELY

HEALED.

TO SAY YOU'RE GOING TO

HAVE TOTAL HEALTH IF

YOU'RE A CHRISTIAN, AND IF

YOU SIN, YOU'RE NOT, THAT

DOESN'T SQUARE WITH THE

BIBLE.

WHOEVER IS SAYING THAT,

THEY'RE DILUTED.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH TODAY'S

POWER MINUTE: "FOR HE

SHALL GIVE HIS ANGELS

CHARGE OVER YOU, TO KEEP

YOU IN ALL YOUR WAYS."

YOU IN ALL YOUR WAYS."

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