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700 Club Interactive - Faith in Sports - June 1, 2016

While America is gearing up for the NBA Finals, see why players like Stephen Curry, who won MVP for the 2nd year in a row, say faith in sports is much needed. Read Transcript


CHRIST CHANGES WHO WE

ARE ON THE INSIDE, AND

TRANSFORMS OUR HEART SO WE

CAN LOVE OTHER PEOPLE.

Gordon: SEE HOW FAITH

IS CHANGING SPORT.

IT IS MORE IMPORTANT TO

BE A GOOD PERSON THAN IT

IS TO JUST PLAY WELL ON

SUNDAY.

Gordon: AS AMERICA

GEARS UP FOR THE

CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE NBA.

MY MISSION WAS TO

PREACH GOD'S WORD AND TO

USE THE NBA AS A PLATFORM

FOR GOD.

Gordon: ON TODAY'S

"700 CLUB INTERACTIVE."

GOOD MORNING AND WELCOME

TO THE SHOW.

THE NBA FINALS ARE HERE,

AND IT IS A REMATCH

BETWEEN THE GOLDEN STATE

WARRIORS AND THE CLEVELAND

CAVALIERS.

Terry: RECENTLY SOME

OF THESE ATHLETES HAVE

BEEN VERY VOCAL ABOUT

THEIR FAITH.

STEVEN CURRIE PLAYS FOR

THE CAVALIERS, AND HERE IS

A QUOTE FROM HIS VERY

FIRST M.V.P. ACCEPTANCE

SPEECH "FIRST AND

FOREMOST, I HAVE TO THANK

MY LORD AND JESUS CHRIST

FOR BLESSING ME WITH THE

TALENTS TO PLAY THIS GAME,

AND WITH THE FAMILY TO

SUPPORT ME DAY IN AND DAY

OUT.

I'M HIS HUMBLE SERVANT

RIGHT NOW.

I'M JUST BLESSED AND I'M

THANKFUL FOR WHERE I AM."

Gordon: STEVEN CURRIE

HAS WON THE M.V.P. AWARD

TWO YEARS IN A ROW, AND

THIS YEAR HE STARTED THE

SPEECH PRETTY MUCH THE

SAME WAY SAYING, I WANT TO

THANK GOD, OBVIOUSLY, FOR

HEALTH, FOR TALENTS HE HAS

GIVEN ME AND FOR A FAMILY

WHO SUPPORTS ME.

I'VE BEEN BLESSED.

I AM JUST THANKFUL TO PLAY

THE GAME THAT I LOVE AND

SHARE THAT WITH THE

WORLD."

IT IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING,

WHEN HE CAME BACK FROM

INJURY AND JUST PLAYED HIS

HEART OUT, AND COME BACK

FROM DOWN 3-1, AND TO WIN

IT ALL, HATS OFF TO STEVEN

CURRIE.

Terry: YOU FEEL LIKE

BOTH HIS TEAM MEMBERS AND

THE OTHER TEAM ALMOST

STAND BACK TO WATCH THE

MOMENT.

Gordon: BEFORE HE

EVEN SHOOTS, HIS WHOLE

BENCH IS GETTING UP IN

ANTICIPATION OF THE BALL

GOING THROUGH THE BASKET.

AND YOU GO, WOW!

CONDOLENCES TO EVER HAS TO

PLAY AGAINST HIM OR ANYONE

TRY TO GUARD HIM.

ONE THING YOU MAY NOT KNOW

IS HE WRITES SCRIPTURE ON

HIS SHOES.

AND NOW THERE IS A WAX

FIGURE BY MADAME TUSSAUD,

AND IT WAS UNVEILED IN

MARCH IN OAKLAND, AND IT

HAS A SCRIPTURE ON HIS

SHOE.

Terry: LOVE THAT.

THOSE FIGURES IN THE WAX

MUSEUM ARE SO INCREDIBLE.

YOU'RE LOOKING AT IT

THINKING, WHICH ONE IS HE

NOW?

Gordon: WHICH ONE IS

REAL.

DON'T TOUCH THEM, THOUGH.

Terry: YEAH, EXACTLY.

> ANOTHER NBA PLAYER

OUTSPOKEN ABOUT HIS FAITH

IS DWIGHT ROGERS.

HE SAYS HE WANTS TO USE

HIS NBA CAREER AND

CHRISTIAN FAITH TO,

QUOTE,"RAISE THE NAME OF

GOD AROUND THE WORLD."

OUR CBN SPORTS REPORTER

SEAN BROWN SAT DOWN WITH

DWIGHT AND HERE IS WHAT HE

HAD TO SAY.

MY MISSION WAS TO

PREACH GOD'S WORD, USE THE

NBA AS A PLATFORM FOR GOD.

Gordon: AND HE HAS

DONE THAT.

HE CERTAINLY HAS HAD HIS

STRUGGLES.

AND WE NEED TO RECOGNIZE

THAT EVERYONE HAS THEIR

STRUGGLES.

BUT HE HAS COME THROUGH IT

TO SAY MY FAITH IS STRONG.

AND THAT'S A WONDERFUL

THING.

> WELL, ALMOST EVERYONE

IS FAMILIAR WITH THE NAME

TIM TEBOW.

HE IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST

STARS IN FOOTBALL, AND TIM

HAS ALWAYS BEEN OUTSPOKEN

ABOUT HIS FAITH AND

SERVING OTHERS.

HE SAT DOWN WITH OUR

SPORTS REPORTER, AND HERE

IS WHAT HE HAD TO SAY.

IF YOU CAN CONSTANTLY

STAY FOCUSED ON CHRIST AND

STAY FOCUSED ON SERVING

OTHER PEOPLE AND MAKING A

DIFFERENCE IN THEIR LIVES,

IT WILL AUTOMATICALLY

CHANGE YOUR OUTLOOK AND

CHANGE WHAT YOU DO EVERY

DAY.

Gordon: THE FORMER

NFL STAR RECENTLY STEPPED

UP TO THE MICROPHONE AT A

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS AWARD

CEREMONY AND DELIVERED A

POWERFUL MESSAGE, TELLING

THE YOUTH IN ATTENDANCE TO

USE THEIR SPORTS PLATFORMS

FOR A GREATER PURPOSE THAN

MERE ATHLETICS.

HE TOLD THEM TO FOCUS ON

WHO YOU CAN BE, AND ALLOW

THE PLATFORM THAT SPORTS

GIVES YOU TO IMPACT OTHER

PEOPLE.

YOU ARE CHANGING OTHER

PEOPLE'S LIVES, FOR BETTER

OR WORSE, EVERY DAY.

BE BIGGER THAN SPORTS.

DON'T JUST BE AN ATHLETE.

BE MORE THAN AN ATHLETE.

AND HE IS NOW

CONSIDERING -- TIM IS NOW

CONSIDERING A CAREER IN

POLITICS.

HE HASN'T SAID NO TO THAT.

WE MAY BE HEARING MORE

FROM HIM ON ANOTHER

PLATFORM.

Terry: ONE OF THE

THINGS I LOVE ABOUT HIM IS

HE HAS TAKEN A LOT OF HEAT

OVER THE TIME THAT HE

PLAYED, BUT HE JUST STAYS

CONSISTENT.

HE JUST WALKS THROUGH WITH

THAT WHOLE FAITH THAT HE

STANDS ON AND IS DEFINED

BY AND CONTINUES TO MAKE

AN IMPACT WHEREVER HE

GOES.

Gordon: THE GAME I

WILL NEVER FORGET, IT

WASN'T A NATIONAL

CHAMPIONSHIP, BUT IT WAS

THE GAME AGAINST THE

STEELERS IN MILE-HIGH

STADIUM AND HE THROWS THAT

PASS AND WINS THE GAME FOR

THEM.

HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN A HERO

THROUGHOUT DENVER, BUT BY

THE NEXT YEAR HE HAD BEEN

TRADED AWAY.

AND THEY WENT WITH

SOMEBODY NEW.

Terry: BUT HE IS

UNDAUNTED, AND THAT'S WHAT

I LOVE FOR HIM.

Gordon: NFL STANDS

FOR "NOT FOR LONG."

Terry: AARON ROGERS,

LOVE THIS GUY -- HE IS A

TWO-TIME M.V.P. AND A

SUPER BOWL M.V.P., AND

WHEN IT COMES TO TALKING

TO OTHERS ABOUT HIS FAITH,

HE IS NOT ONE WHO PREACHES

OR PUSHES HIS FAITH ON TO

OTHERS.

ONE OF MY FAVORITE

SAYINGS IS SAN SAINT FRANCIS

OF ASSISI, WHO SAYS PREACH

THE GOSPEL ALL THE TIME,

AND WHEN YOU HAVE TO, USE

WORDS.

I THINK IT MEANS IT IS HOW

YOU CONDUCT YOURSELF.

Terry: AND HE ALSO

SAID, WE ALL HAVE A

PLATFORM.

WE ALL HAVE A MESSAGE IN

OUR LIVES.

I JUST TRY TO FOLLOW

JESUS' EXAMPLE, LEADING BY

EXAMPLE.

Gordon: SO ARE YOU A

FAN OF AARON'S?

Terry: I'M A BIG FAN

OF AARON'S.

I LOVE THE FACT HE USES

THE PLATFORM THAT GOD HAS

GIVEN HIM, THAT HE GETS

THAT, THAT HE SEES THAT.

IT IS NOT JUST I LOVE

JESUS.

Gordon: IT IS NOT AN

OFFHAND THING?

Terry: RIGHT.

AND WE ALL HAVE A

PLATFORM, AND ARE WE USING

IT FOR WHAT GOD INTENDED.

I THINK THAT IS PRETTY

SPECIAL.

I THINK HE HAS INSPIRED A

LOT OF PEOPLE.

IT KIND OF IS THE OLD

SAYING, BLOOM WHERE YOU'RE

PLANTED.

WHEREVER GOD HAS PUT YOU,

SHINE.

SPARKLE.

Gordon: I'LL TRY TO,

IF YOU'LL TWINKLE.

[LAUGHTER]

Gordon: AND WE WANT

TO MENTION JAMAICA

SPRINTER HUSSEIN BOLT, HE

IS COUNTING HIS BLESSINGS

AS HE IS PREPARING FOR THE

RIO OLYMPIC GAMES THIS

SUMMERMENT HSUMMER.

HE RENTLY THANKED GOD

SAYING, "BLESSED TO HAVE

FINISHED THE RACE

INJURY-FREE."

HE IS KNOWN AS THE FASTEST

MAN IN THE WORLD, AND FOR

YEARS BOLT HAS BEEN VOCAL

ABOUT HIS CHRISTIAN

BELIEFS THAT WERE

INSTILLED IN HIM AT A

YOUNG AGE.

BUT THIS ATHLETE ADMITS

THAT A NEARLY FATAL CAR

ACCIDENT IN 2009

STRENGTHENED HIS FAITH.

THAT SUMMER HE WAS

PREPARED TO DEFEND HIS

100, 200, AND 400-METER

TITLES FOR A THIRD

STRAIGHT OLYMPICS.

HE IS THE FASTEST MAN

ALIVE.

Terry: RECENTLY A

100-YEAR-OLD WOMAN --

100 -- ELLA MAE COLBERT --

SET A 100-METER DASH.

SHE STUMBLED ON HER FIRST

ATTEMPT, BEFORE BEING

PATCHED UP WITH A BANDAGE

AND TRYING IT AGAIN.

SHE SAID SHE THINKS SHE

STARTED OFF TOO FAST, BUT

SAYS THAT SOMETIMES YOU'LL

HAVE SOME TRIALS AND SOME

THINGS GET IN YOUR WAY,

BUT YOU DON'T LET IT GET

YOU DOWN.

GET UP AGAIN.

SHE SAYS SHE DOESN'T KNOW

HOW SHE SET A RECORD,

EXCEPT FOR GOD'S GOODNESS.

Gordon: YOU GO, GIRL.

Terry: WOW!

Gordon: TERRY, WHEN

YOU'RE 100, I'LL BE

CHEERING YOU ON.

Terry: THANK YOU.

I MAY NOT BE THERE RACING,

BUT YOU GO AHEAD.

Gordon: I'LL BE

SIPPING A LIM NAD I LEMONADE IN THE

STANDS.

> COMING UP, AN NFL STAR

WHO'S COMMENTS WENT VIRAL.

I THINK THAT THIS EVENT

KIND OF BROUGHT THAT OUT.

Gordon: BEN WATSON

TELLS US WHY RACISM ISN'T

JUST A SKIN PROBLEM, AND

Gordon: WELL, BEN

WATSON IS A SUPER BOWL

CHAMPION AND BECAME A

STAND UP TIGHT-END FOR THE

LAST THREE SEASONS.

NOW HE IS WITH THE

BALTIMORE RAVENS.

IN THE PAST, HE MADE THE

ROUNDS ON NATIONAL NEWS,

NOT FOR ANYTHING HE DID ON

THE FOOTBALL FIELD, BUT

FOR AN EMOTIONAL

Facebook POST HE THE

JOTTED ON HIS iPHONE.

CBN'S TOM BURING HAS HIS

STORY.

Reporter: FOOTBALL IS

HISTORICALLY A GAME OF

OPPOSITION AND STRUGGLE, A

SNAPSHOT OF LIFE, OFTEN

REFLECTING THE LARGER

CULTURE.

THE AMAZING THING ABOUT

A FOOTBALL TEAM IS THAT WE

CAN DISAGREE AND FIGHT

LIKE BROTHERS, BUT THEN WE

COME BACK TOGETHER.

WE ARE ABLE TO BE OPEN AND

HONEST ABOUT THINGS THAT

MAY OFFEND US.

IT IS A GREAT

OPPORTUNITY TO GET PAST

WHAT SOMEBODY LOOKS LIKE,

AND THEN WE LEAVE THERE

AND KIND OF GO BACK INTO

THE REAL WORLD AND HAVE TO

DEAL WITH THESE DIFFERENT

ISSUES.

Reporter: BEN WATSON

AND HIS NEURA NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

LOST ON A MONDAY NIGHT

GAME IN 2015.

HE THEN WENT HOME AND

WATCHED THE JURY WHO

ACQUITTED A POLICE OFFICER

WHO FATALLY SHOT A BLACK

TEEN.

WHERE DO I REALLY FEEL?

SOMETHING THIS BIG, THAT

IS SO LOADED HISTORICALLY,

AND THERE ARE SO MANY

LAYERS OF DISTORTION.

WHITE PEOPLE THINK ONE

THING AND BLACK PEOPLE

THINK ANOTHER THING ABOUT

THE SAME EVENT.

Reporter: THE

FOLLOWING DAY, THE 11-YEAR

NFL VETERAN CONVEYED HIS

FEELINGS TO A Facebook

POST THAT WENT VIRAL.

HE WAS IN DEMAND FOR NEWS

SHOWS AND ARTICLES.

> WHAT ARE YOU MOST

RESPONDING TO?

I HAD TEAMMATES, BLACK,

WHITE, COACHES, PEOPLE OF

ALL WALKS OF LIFE SAYING,

YOU KNOW WHAT, THAT'S HOW

I FELT BUT I COULDN'T PUT

IT INTO WORDS.

Reporter: 12 WORDS

THAT CONTINUE TO RESONATE

LOUDLY.

FOR BENJAMIN, THREE THAT

FEEL MOST DEEPLY.

I WAS ANGRY.

AS A BLACK AMERICAN, THERE

IS A HISTORY OF IN JUSTICE

FROM MY FATHER AND MY

GRANDFATHER AND MY GREAT

GRANDFATHER TOWARDS BLACKS

IN THIS COUNTRY.

YOU SEE SOMETHING LIKE

THIS HAPPEN, AND YOU

AUTOMATICALLY BRING BACK

THE HISTORY, AND IN MANY

CASES, THE PRESENT, AND

YOU SEE THROUGH THAT LENS.

AS A BLACK MAN, I CARRY

THAT.

SECONDLY, AFTER THE ANGER,

I HAD SOME INTROSPECTION,

AM I ANY BETTER THAN THE

WHITE PEOPLE I'M POINTING

MY FINGER AT WHEN I'M

COMING INTO THIS WITH

PRECONCEIVED EMOTIONS WHEN

I DON'T REALLY KNOW WHAT

HAPPENED?

I THINK THIS EVENT KIND OF

BROUGHT THAT OUT.

LASTLY, I WOULD SAY I'M

ENCOURAGED.

I'M ENCOURAGED BECAUSE THE

GOSPEL GIVES US HOPE.

CHRIST CHANGES WHO WE ARE

ON THE THE INSIDE AND

TRANSFORMS OUR HEART SO WE

CAN LOVE OTHER PEOPLE THAT

DON'T LOOK LIKE US.

AND I'M ENCOURAGED BECAUSE

I SEE PROGRESS IN THIS

COUNTRY RACIALLY.

AND IT IS FOOLISH FOR US

TO SAY THERE HAS BEEN NO

PROGRESS.

150 YEARS OR SO SINCE

SLAVERY HAS ENDED, A THE

LOT OF THE FEELINGS ARE

STILL FRESH, BUT WE MADE

TREMENDOUS PROGRESS.

Reporter: AND BEN

ALSO SHOWED STRENGTH AND

FINESSE IN HIS

12-PARAGRAPH POST, CALLING

OUT RACIAL DIVIDE AS

SOMETHING MORE THAN SKIN

DEEP.

THE SKIN IS A VERY

SMALL PART OF WHO WE ARE.

UNDER A MICROSCOPE, YOU'RE

SKIN IS THE SAME.

IT IS JUST THE AMOUNT OF

MELATONIN.

RACISM IS THE FOUNDATION

OF SIN.

I HAVE THE PROPENSITY TO

BE RACIST, TO HATE OTHER

PEOPLE.

I HAVE THE PROPENSITY TO

DO ALL THAT.

I'M SAYING, I NEED THE

BLOOD OF CHRIST, TOO.

Reporter: HOW DO YOU

THINK HATRED IS BROKEN?

HATRED IS BROKEN BY

LOVE.

AND LOVE IS AN ACTION.

REACHING OUT TO PEOPLE OF

OTHER RACES, EVEN IF IT IS

NOT COMFORTABLE.

AND IT IS ALSO THROUGH

FORGIVENESS.

AND THERE IS A LOT OF

FREEDOM IN THAT.

UNFORGIVENESS REALLY

PUNISHES THE ONE WHO IS

NOT FORGIVING.

AS A BLACK MAN AND AS A

BLACK COMMUNITY, WE CAN'T

GROW UNTIL WE'RE ABLE TO

FORGIVE.

IT DOESN'T MEAN WHAT THEY

DID IS RIGHT, BUT IT

DOESN'T MEAN YOU CAN'T

FORGIVE.

Reporter: WHAT DO YOU

THINK IS MISUNDERSTOOD

ABOUT THE BLACK COMMUNITY?

THAT WE ARE NOT ALL THE

SAME.

WE ARE PAINTED WITH A

LARGE BRUSH, AND IT IS

USUALLY NEGATIVE.

AS A BLACK MAN, I FEEL

LIKE YOU'RE CONSTANTLY

TRYING TO PROVE THAT YOU

ARE NOT WHAT YOU THINK

PEOPLE EXPECT YOU ARE.

THAT'S A TOUGH BURDEN TO

CARRY.

Reporter: A BURDEN

BEN AND HIS WIFE WANT TO

EASE FOR THEIR FOUR YOUNG

CHILDREN.

YOU TALK TO ANY BLACK

PERSON -- YOU DON'T KNOW,

BUT YOU'RE JUST LIVING.

AND THEN IT IS THE

SEPARATION.

WE TEACH THEM THE

IMPORTANCE OF CARING FOR

AND LOVING PEOPLE

INDIVIDUALLY.

IT IS HOW GOD SEES THEM,

NOT HOW SOMEBODY ELSE USES

THEM.

SO THEY UNDERSTAND THEIR

TRUE IDENTITY.

AND WHEN THAT TIME COMES,

WHEN THEY UNDERSTAND

THEY'RE A MINORITY,

THEY'LL BE ABLE TO WEATHER

THE STORM.

Reporter: HE BELIEVES

THAT CHURCH HAS AN

OPPORTUNITY AND

RESPONSIBILITY.

WE NEED TO RECONCILE IN

THE CHURCH BECAUSE WE'RE

THE ONES THAT SHOULD

UNDERSTAND IT.

WE'RE THE ONES THAT HAVE

BEEN SAVED BY GRACE.

WE'RE THE ONES THAT

UNDERSTAND WHAT IT MEANS

TO LOVE UNCONDITIONALLY.

WE'RE THE ONES WHO

UNDERSTAND FORGIVENESS,

THAT PEOPLE WERE CREATED

IN GOD'S IMAGE.

AND WE'RE THE ONES THAT

ARE SUPPOSED TO

DEMONSTRATE THAT TO THE

WORLD.

Reporter: IN HIS BOOK

ENTITLED "UNDER OUR SKIN,"

HE WRITES ABOUT ACCEPTANCE

AND REDEMPTIVE

RESURRECTION.

I KNOW WHO I AM, AND I

KNOW I NEED A SAVIOR.

WE NEED TO REACH ACROSS

RACIAL LINES AND SEE THEIR

SOUL AND NOT JUST THEIR

FLESH.

JESUS TEACHES, I WILL

TRANSFORM YOUR HEART.

WHERE IS YOUR HEART?

CAN YOU FORGIVE BECAUSE

YOUR HEART HAS BEEN

CHANGED?

Gordon: WELL, BEN

NEVER EXPECTED TO GAIN

NATIONAL ATTENTION FOR

SHARING HIS THOUGHTS ON

RACE RELATIONS.

BUT NOW HE IS CALLING ON

OTHER ATHLETES TO SPEAK

OUT ABOUT SOCIAL ISSUES.

RECENTLY HE SPOKE AT AN

EVENT FOR CHRISTIAN

ATHLETES AND SAID, "AS

BELIEVERS IN GOD, WE HAVE

AN ANSWER; THE WORLD DOES

NOT.

ONE OF THE BIGGEST DIVIDES

WE HAVE IS THE DIFFERENCE

IN EXPERIENCES."

WE HAVE TO ADDRESS OUR

LOYALTIES.

OUR LOYALTIES IS NOT TO

OUR GRANDPARENTS, THE

TRADITIONS, OUR VOLLEYBALL

TEAM, OUR FRIENDS.

AS BELIEVERS, OUR LOYALTY

IS TO SCRIPTURE.

HE ALSO WENT ON TO SAY,

"IN GOD WE ARE ONE."

SO THERE SHOULD BE NO MORE

RACIAL DIVIDE AND FRICTION

IS PEOPLE ALL BOW DOWN TO

THE SAVIOR.

THE CHALLENGE IS TO CALL

IT AS SIN.

AND SOMETIMES WE SAY, OH,

THEY'RE BLACK, I REALLY

DON'T LIKE THEM.

OUR ALL OF THE WHITE

PEOPLE ARE OUT TO GET ME.

I CAN'T STAND THEM.

OUTHEY ARE EARTHLY

DISTINCTIONS THAT GOD

CREATED.

THE REASON WE HAVE POWER

TO LIVE FREE FROM SIN IS

HIS BLOOD.

HIS BLOOD IS WHAT UNITES

US.

WELL SAID.

IN CHRIST, WE ARE TRIALLY

ONE.

REMEMBER THE WORDS OF

PAUL, THAT THERE IS

NEITHER JEW NOR GREEK,

SLAVE NOR FREE, MALE OR

FEMALE, FOR WE ARE ALL ONE

IN CHRIST.

WHEN YOU RECOGNIZE THAT

AND THE REAL TRUTH OF

THAT, HERE IS SOMETHING

ELSE FOR YOU: WE ALL HAVE

THE SAME BLOOD.

AND THIS IS NOT FROM

SCRIPTURE.

THIS IS FROM MEDICAL

SCIENCE.

SCRIPTURE REINFORCES THIS

AND PREDATES IT.

THE BIBLE SAYS, HE MADE OF

ONE BLOOD, ALL MEN TO

DWELL ON THE EARTH.

AND NOW MEDICAL SCIENCE IS

SAYING THEY ARE DIFFERENT

TYPES, BUT BLOOD IS THE

SAME.

SO LOOK PAST THE HAIR

COLOR.

LOOK PAST THE EYE COLOR.

LOOK PAST THE SKIN COLOR.

LOOK PAST THE CULTURAL

THINGS.

AND RECOGNIZE WE ARE ALL

MADE OF THE SAME BLOOD.

WE ARE ALL BROTHERS AND

SISTERS.

AND WHEN WE START TO

RECOGNIZE THAT IN OTHERS,

NOT LOOK TO THEM TO HAVE

SOME KIND OF DO THEY AGREE

WITH US, DO THEY HAVE THE

SAME BELIEFS, DO THEY HAVE

THE SAME LANGUAGE, DO THEY

ACT LIKE US -- ALL OF

THOSE THINGS -- REALIZE

WE'RE ALL ONE BLOOD, AND

IN THAT YOU TRULY CAN HAVE

UNITY.

Terry: THAT IS SOME

AWESOME LIST YOU SHARED

THERE.

THAT WAS PRETTY DEEP.

Gordon: PRETTY DEEP.

HE IS NOT JUST A FOOTBALL

PLAYER.

Terry: HE DOES THAT

ON THE SIDE, ACTUALLY.

BUT, YOU KNOW THAT VERY

THING THAT YOU WERE

TALKING ABOUT, THE FACT

WE'RE ALL ONE, IS THE

THING THAT CALLS US FORTH

AS THE CHILDREN OF GOD TO

DO SOMETHING FOR PEOPLE WE

MAY NEVER MEET, BUT WHO

HAVE A NEED, WHO AREN'T

BLESSED WITH THE THINGS

WE'RE BLESTLE BLESSED WITH.

CBN'S "ORPHANS' PROMISE"

PROVIDES FOOD, SHELTER,

AND MEDICINE FOR CHILDREN

ALL AROUND THE WORLD.

IN CAMBODIA, WE FOUND TWO

BOYS WHO LOVE FOOTBALL AND

THEY WANTED TO PLAY

OUTSIDE AT NIGHT, BUT LIKE

MANY KIDS, THEY'RE AFRAID

OF THE DARK.

SO WE FOUND A CREATIVE WAY

TO PROVIDE ELECTRICITY FOR

THEM.

TAKE A LOOK.

Reporter: UHAN AND

MACARA ARE GREAT FRIENDS.

IN FACT, THEY CONSIDER

THEMSELVES BROTHERS.

YOU HAVE A GOOD

BROTHER.

HE LOVES GOD AND HE

STUDIES HARD.

WE PLAY SOCCER

TOGETHER, WE EAT TOGETHER,

AND WE EVEN SHARE THE SAME

ROOM.

Reporter: LIKE MANY

KIDS, BOTH BOYS ARE AFRAID

OF THE DARK.

THEIR ORPHANAGE DOESN'T

HAVE ELECTRICITY, SO AT

NIGHT THEY'RE SCARED TO GO

OUT.

I'M SCARED OF SNAKES.

AND ONE TIME A KID FELL IN

THE DARK AND HURT HIS LEG.

I'M AFRAID THAT WILL

HAPPEN TO ME, TOO.

Reporter: UHAN,

MACARA AND THEIR FRIENDS

PRAYED THAT SOMEHOW THEIR

OORPHANAGE COULD GET

ELECTRICITY.

WE PRAYED FOR POWER,

FOR FANS, BECAUSE IT GETS

VERY HOT IN OUR ROOMS.

Reporter: CBN'S

"ORPHANS' PROMISE"

INSTALLED A SOLAR POWER

SYSTEM IN THE ORPHANAGE,

AND IT NOW RUNS THE

OVERHEAD FANS AND LIGHTS.

NOW 90 CHILDREN IN THE

ORPHANAGE CAN DO THEIR

HOMEWORK OR HAVE BIBLE

STUDIES IN THE EGYPTIANS.

EVENINGS.

THEY CAN ALSO WATCH

"SUPERBOOK."

"SUPERBOOK" HELPS US TO

LEARN MORE ABOUT GOD.

I'M SO HAPPY WE HAVE

ELECTRICITY.

I'M NOT AFRAID OF THE

DARK ANYMORE.

THANK YOU, CBN, FOR GIVING

US LIGHT.

Terry: GIVING LIGHT,

THAT'S WHAT WE'RE SUPPOSED

TO DO AS THE FOLLOWERS OF

JESUS, RIGHT?

VERY SPECIFICALLY IN THIS

INSTANCE, BUT WHAT A

DIFFERENCE IT MAKES.

AND ALL OF THE CHILDREN

AROUND THE WORLD THAT

LEARN OF GOD'S LOVE LEARN

THAT IT COMES FROM PEOPLE

LIKE YOU, WHO ARE

FOLLOWERS OF JESUS, WHO

LOVE YOU, AND WHO WANT TO

DO SOMETHING TO

SIGNIFICANTLY MAKE A

DIFFERENCE IN THEIR LIVES.

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IT IS PAT'S LATEST D.V.D.,

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DIFFICULTIES IN HIS LIFE,

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GOD HAVE WALKED THROUGH IT

IN VICTORY.

GORDON?

Gordon: STILL AHEAD,

A LITTLE GUY WITH A BIG

PROBLEM.

MY GRANDMOTHER IS A

NURSE.

AND SHE THOUGHT IF I

WOULDN'T DO SOMETHING

ABOUT IT, IT WOULD EAT MY

TOE OFF LITERALLY.

I FELT TERRIFIED, PRETTY

MUCH.

Gordon: SEE HOW THIS

BOY WAS HEALED WITHOUT

GOING TO THE DOCTOR.

Gordon: TIMMY MEECHUM

WAS AFRAID TO GO TO THE

DOCTOR.

THAT'S WHY THE 9-YEAR-OLD

HID THE INFECTION

SPREADING ON HIS FOOT FROM

HIS PARENTS.

UNTIL THE DAY HE COULDN'T

HIDE IT ANY LONGER.

Reporter: WHEN

TIMMY'S FOOT STARTED

BOTHERING HIM, HE DIDN'T

THINK MUCH OF IT.

IT FELT LIKE NOTHING AT

FIRST, AND THEN IT STARTED

GETTING WORSE AND WORSE.

IT WAS ITCHING AT FIRST,

AND IN IN LIKE A WEEK IT

STARTED TO HURT.

AND IT WAS REALLY HURTING.

Reporter: IT WAS A

FUNGAL INFECTION THAT GOT

SO BAD THAT TIMMY STOPPED

GOING RUNNING WITH HIS

MOM, EMILY.

BUT HE NEVER SAID ANYTHING

TO HIS MOM OR HIS DAD

BECAUSE HE WAS SCARED OF

GOING TO THE DOCTOR.

BECAUSE I THINK

EVERYTHING SOUNDS PAINFUL

IN DOCTORS' TERMS.

Reporter: THEN ONE

DAY AS THEY WERE GETTING

READY TO GO OUT, EMILY SAW

TIMMY'S FOOT.

I SAW A PRETTY BAD

INFECTION AND SO I KIND OF

GOT UPSET AND REALLY

SCARED.

SHE WAS FREAKING OUT A

LOT.

I DID FREAK OUT.

WHY DIDN'T YOU TELL ME?

I THOUGHT, THAT'S MY BABY

AND THAT'S HIS PERFECT

LITTLE FEET.

SO I DID CRY AND GET

UPSET.

WHAT ARE WE GOING TO?

THE SKY IS FALLING.

MY GRANDMOTHER IS A

NURSE, AND SHE THOUGHT IF

I DIDN'T DO ANYTHING ABOUT

IT, IT WOULD EAT MY TOE

OFF LITERALLY.

Reporter: THEY

STARTED TREATING IT WITH

ANTI-FUNGAL MEDICATIONS,

AND WANTED TO IMMEDIATELY

SEE RESULTS.

EVERY DAY I THOUGHT,

THIS ISN'T MOVING ALONG

LIKE IT SHOULD.

WE WEREN'T SEEING ANY

HEALING COMING FORTH FROM

THAT.

AND WE WERE PRAYING, TOO.

IT IS ALWAYS ON MY

MIND.

WHEN ONE OF MY KIDS ARE

ILL OR INJURED, I'M ALWAYS

PRAYING FOR THEM.

I WAS WATCHING "THE 700

CLUB," AND I HEARD TERRY

SAY, THERE IS A PARENT WHO

IS PRAYING FOR YOUR CHILD,

TIMOTHY.

Terry: THERE IS A

PARENT WHO IS PRAYING FOR

A CHILD, NAMED TIMOTHY,

AND GOD HAS HEARD YOUR

PRAYER AND THE THING YOU

HAVE ASKED FOR WILL BE

DONE.

IT WAS SUCH A PERSONAL

WORD OF KNOWLEDGE.

TIMOTHY, COME HERE!

MOM YELLED, AND I

THOUGHT I WAS IN TROUBLE,

SO I WENT DOWNSTAIRS.

I WAS YELLING AND

PRAISING AND ALL OF THAT,

AND I DID YELL AT TIMOTHY.

BUT HE KNEW, ONCE I GOT

HOLD OF HIM, THAT IT

WASN'T ANYTHING BAD.

Reporter: EMILY

PLAYED THE CLIP AGAIN AND

THEY WATCHED IT TOGETHER.

I THOUGHT IT WOULD GET

HEALED IN A COUPLE OF

DAYS, AND I WAS REALLY

HAPPY.

BUT IT TURNED OUT IT GOT

HEALED IN A COUPLE OF

HOURS, ACTUALLY.

I DID SEE A CHANGE

RIGHT AWAY.

I FELT REALLY GOOD

BECAUSE I COULD RUN WITH

MOM ON THE JOGGING TRAILS,

AND I COULD DO ALL OF THE

STUFF I WANTED TO DO

BEFORE.

Reporter: TIMMY HEARD

ABOUT WORDS OF KNOWLEDGE

BEFORE, BUT HE NEVER

UNDERSTOOD WHAT THEY WERE

ARE HOW THEY WORKED UNTIL

THAT DAY.

I KNEW THAT GOD CARED

ABOUT ME, AND HE WANTED TO

PROTECT ME.

AND I THOUGHT HE WAS

REALLY NICE AT THAT TIME.

Terry: WE BELIEVE IN

THE POWER OF PRAYER HERE.

WE'RE "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE," AND WE

RECENTLY RECEIVED A PRAISE

REPORT ON OUR Facebook

PAGE.

MARY WRITES: "THE WORLD

CALLS IT REMISSION, BUT

SEVEN YEARS AGO, THE LORD

CLEARED ME OF MY

RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS.

SO PRAISE GOD."

WE HAVE SOME PRAYER

REQUESTS TODAY.

WE HAVE MIKE WHO WRITES,

"PLEASE PRAY FOR MY WIFE,

DARLA, SHE HAS HAD CHRONIC

PAIN THROUGH HER RIGHT

LOWER BACK AND HIP AND

UPPER LEGS FOR THREE

MONTHS.

PRAY FOR COMPLETE AND

PERMANENT HEALING."

PATRICIA WRITES, "MY

HUSBAND, EVE EVERETT IS

STARTING A NEW CANCER

TREATMENT.

PLEASE AGREE WITH US IN

PRAYER."

Gordon: JOIN WITH US

IN PRAYER.

LORD, WE LIFT DARLA TO YOU

RIGHT NOW.

WE REBUKE PAIN IN JESUS'

NAME.

AND WHATEVER NEEDS TO BE

DONE, YOU'RE ABLE TO DO

IT.

IN HER BACK AND HER

LEGS -- YOU'RE ABLE TO

REARRANGE EVERYTHING SO

THERE IS NO MORE PAIN.

AND NOW FOR EVERETT, WE

JUST REBUKE CANCER IN

JESUS' NAME.

AND WE PRAY FOR STRENGTH

AND ENERGY IN THE MIDDLE

OF THESE TREATMENTS.

LET YOUR GRACE BE ALL OVER

HIM AND IN HIM AND THROUGH

HIM.

AND FOR NOW, FOR THOSE WHO

ARE WATCHING, JUST STRETCH

FORTH YOUR HAND TO DO

MIRACLES, LORD GOD, FOR WE

ASK IT IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

AND AMEN.

Terry: AMEN.

Gordon: WE LEAVE YOU

WITH THIS WORD FROM

HEBREWS: "WITHOUT FAITH,

IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO PLEASE

HIM.

FOR HE WHO COMES TO GOD

MUST BELIEVE THAT HE IS,

AND THAT HE IS A REWARDER

OF THOSE WHO DILIGENTLY

SEEK HIM."

FOR TERRY, FOR ME, FOR ALL

OF US HERE, GOD BLESS YOU.

WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN

TOMORROW.

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