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The 700 Club - September 14, 2016

Jon and Lanette lost their business and had over $52,000 of debt. They stayed true to an important principle, prayed for a miracle, and were amazed by the result. See what happened. Read Transcript


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Gordon: WELL, WELCOME

TO "THE 700 CLUB."

DONALD TRUMP IS REACHING

OUT TO WOMEN VOTERS AND

WORKING FAMILIES.

HE IS OFFERING A NEW PLAN

FOR CHILD CARE THAT

INCLUDES TAX INCENTIVES

AND PAID MATERNITY LEAVE.

AND HE SAYS HE CAN PAY FOR

IT BY CUTTING GOVERNMENT

WASTE.

Terry: HILLARY

CLINTON IS PLANNING TO GET

BACK ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL

TOMORROW.

BUT SHE IS FACING MORE

CONTROVERSY OVER HER

E-MAIL SCANDAL.

DALE HURD HAS THE STORY.

Reporter: TRUMP HAS

UNVEILED A PLAN AT MAKING

CHILD CARE MORE

AFFORDABLE.

IT WOULD GUARANTEE SIX

WEEKS OF PAID MATERNITY

LEAVE TO WORKERS WHO

EMPLOYERS DON'T OFFER

LEAVE ALREADY.

WE CAN PROVIDE SIX

WEEKS OF PAID MATERNITY

LEAVE TO ANY MOTHER WITH A

NEWBORN CHILD WHO'S

EMPLOYER DOES NOT PROVIDE

THE BENEFIT.

[APPLAUSE]

Reporter: THE PLAN

WOULD SEEM TO BREAK WITH

COFCONSERVATIVE ORTHODOXI,

BUT IT HAS BEEN ENDORSED

BY THE FAMILY RESEARCH

COUNCIL.

TRUMP SAYS IT COULD BE

PAID FOR BY RECOUPING THE

COST OF WELFARE FRAUD,

ESTIMATED AT $3.5 BILLION

A YEAR.

HILLARY CLINTON WILL

RESUME NORMAL ACTIVITIES

ON THURSDAY AFTER SHE WAS

REPORTED TO HAVE

PNEUMONIA.

HER POOR HEALTH HAS SOME

DEMOCRATS IN A PANIC.

THE PRESIDENT WAS STANDING

IN FOR HER ON TUESDAY IN

THE BATTLEGROUND STATE OF

PENNSYLVANIA.

President Obama: WHAT

SETS HILLARY APART IS THAT

THROUGH IT ALL, SHE JUST

KEEPS ON GOING.

AND SHE DOESN'T STOP

CARING AND SHE DOESN'T

STOP TRYING.

Reporter: BUT CLINTON

NEEDS TO TRY TO GET WELL.

BECAUSE NEW DATA SHOWS

THAT EIGHT WEEKS BEFORE

ELECTION DAY, REPUBLICANS

HAVE GAINED DOWN IN

REGISTERING NEW VOTERS IN

THE KEY BATTLEGROUND

STATES OF FLORIDA, NORTH

CAROLINA, AND ARIZONA, AND

HAVE MAINTAINED THEIR LEAD

IN IOWA.

AND REMARKS BY FORMER

SECRETARY OF STATE COLIN

POWELL ABOUT BOTH

CANDIDATES ARE BACK IN THE

NEWS.

POWELL CALLED TRUMP A

NATIONAL DISGRACE IN

HACKED E-MAILS.

HE ALSO WROTE THAT HE TOLD

CLINTON'S STAFF REPEATEDLY

NOT TO TRY TO BLAME HIM

FOR HER USING A PRIVATE

COMPUTER SERVER FOR

GOVERNMENT BUSINESS.

CLINTON STILL FACES

CONGRESSIONAL HEARINGS

OVER HER HANDLING OF

CLASSIFIED E-MAILS.

THE FORMER STATE

DEPARTMENT I.D. ANALYST

IGNORED A SUBPOENA TO

APPEAR ON TUESDAY BEFORE A

HOUSE COMMITTEE HEARING.

OTHERS HAVE PLEADED THE

FIFTH.

THAT CONTROVERSY, ALONG

WITH HER SERIOUS HEALTH

ISSUES, HAVE CLEARLY HURT

CLINTON IN THE POLLS,

WHICH NOW HO SHOW THE RACE

BASICALLY TIED WITH LESS

THAN TWO MONTHS TO GO

BEFORE THE ELECTION.

Gordon: IN OTHER

NEWS, A DEADLY ATTACK ON

THREE POLICE OFFICERS HAS

BEEN CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

JOHN JESSUP HAS THAT STORY

FROM OUR CBN NEWS BUREAU

IN WASHINGTON.

JOHN?

John: THANKS, GORDON.

THE THREE OFFICERS ARE

RECOVERING FROM THAT

SHOCKING CAR ATTACK.

SECURITY VIDEO CAPTURED

THE WHOLE THING, WHICH

HAPPENED AROUND 2 a.m.

ON TUESDAY.

TWO OF THE OFFICERS WERE

HIT WHILE STANDING IN THE

PARKING LOT OF A

CONVENIENCE STORE.

THE THIRD OFFICER JUMPED

OUT OF THE WAY.

PHOENIX'S POLICE CHIEF

SAID THEY WERE THE VICTIMS

OF A VIOLENT, INTENTIONAL

ATTACK.

ONE OF THE OFFICERS USED A

STUN-GUN TO DETAIN AND

ARREST THE DRIVER.

HE FACES THREE CHARGES OF

ATTEMPTED FIRST-DEGREE

MURDER AND TWO COUNTS OF

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT.

> CHELSEA MANNING WILL

UNDERGO GENDER TRANSITION

SURGERY.

MANNING IS SERVING A

35-YEAR SENTENCE FOR

LEAKING MORE THAN 700,000

SECRET MILITARY AND STATE

DEPARTMENT DOCUMENTS.

THE ARMY SAID IN JULY IT

WILL LET OPENLY

TRANSGENDER PEOPLE SERVE

AND PAY FOR SURGERY TIED

TO THE CONDITION WHEN

NECESSARY.

> WELL, THE U.S. AND

ISRAEL HAVE AGREED ON A

RECORD 10-YEAR MILITARY

AID PACKAGE.

THE 38 BILLION-DOLLAR DEAL

IS THE LARGEST -- SINGLE

LARGEST PLEDGE OF AID OF

ANY COUNTRY IN U.S.

HISTORY.

BUT IT ALSO INCLUDES MAJOR

CONCESSIONS FROM BENJAMIN

NETANYAHU.

AMONG THEM, ISRAEL WILL

NOT ASK FOR ANYTHING FROM

THE U.S. IN THE NEXT 10

YEARS, BEYOND WHAT IS

ALREADY IN THE AGREEMENT.

IT WILL ALSO FORCE ISRAEL

TO SPEND MORE MONEY IN THE

U.S. THAN IN PREVIOUS

AGREEMENTS, AND THAT COULD

HURT ISRAEL'S OWN MILITARY

INDUSTRY.

BUT WITH THE AGREEMENT

COMPLETED, ISRAEL WON'T

HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT TRYING

TO GET A BETTER DEAL FROM

WHOMEVER THE NEXT AMERICAN

PRESIDENT MIGHT BE.

> WE'LL BE BACK WITH

MORE OF "THE 700 CLUB"

RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Gordon: JOHN RICHARDS

IS A MASTER HAIRSTYLIST,

AND HIS CLIENTS COME FROM

ALL PARTS OF THE WORLD.

BUT JOHN SILL REMEMBERS

THE DASTILL REMEMBERSTHE DAY WHEN HE LOST HIS

FIRST SALON AND WAS

$50,000 IN DEBT.

HE PRAYED FOR A MIRACLE.

Reporter: JOHN

RICHARDS HAS BEEN A

HAIRSTYLIST FOR MORE THAN

50 YEARS.

HE MADE AN HONEST JET

COSTLY MISTAKE.

THE I.R.S. RECLASSIFIED

ALL OF HIS STYLISTS AT

EMPLOYEES AND DEMANDED

BACK TAXES ON THEIR WAGES.

WHEN THEY COULDN'T BE

INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS,

THEY ALL LEFT.

THEY WALKED OUT ON ME.

I HAD THIS HUGE RENT,

$2,200 A MONTH, AND THEY

LEFT ME.

I WAS LEFT ALONE.

Reporter: JOHN LOST

HIS BUSINESS.

THAT'S WHEN HE STARTED

USING CREDIT CARDS TO PAY

HIS BILLS AND HOUSEHOLD

EXPENSES.

BY 2002, JOHN AND HIS

WIFE, LYNETTE, WERE

$52,000 IN DEBT.

AT THAT POINT, THAT WAS

THE LOWEST WE HAD BEEN.

I ALWAYS KNEW GOD TAKES

CARE OF US.

I ALWAYS HAD THAT

ASSURANCE, BUT IT WAS

TOUGH.

Reporter: JOHN AND

LYNETTE HAD BEEN CBN

PARTNERS SINCE 1983, EVEN

THOUGH MONEY WAS TIGHT,

THEY KEPT GIVING TO "THE

700 CLUB."

THAT'S ONE THING

LYNETTE WANTED US TO KEEP

DOING.

KEEP TITHING.

WE HAVE TO HONOR GOD.

IN 2002, I STARTED ASKING

GOD FOR A FINANCIAL

MIRACLE.

EVERY DAY, EVERY MORNING,

I PRAYED, GOD, I NEED A

MIRACLE.

Reporter: ONE

AFTERNOON, WHILE WATCHING

"THE 700 CLUB," JOHN AND

LYNETTE JOINED PAT AND

GORDON AS THEY PRAYED.

I PRAYED, AND NOTHING

HAPPENED.

I KIND OF SHRUGGED.

AND THEN THERE WAS FOUR

SECONDS OF THE PROGRAM,

AND GORDON SAID, EXCUSE

ME, DAD --

Gordon: THERE IS

SOMEONE NAMED JOHN, AND

YOU'RE SPRAYING FO PRAYING FOR A

FINANCIAL MIRACLE, AND GOD

IS GOING TO GIVE YOU THAT.

AND I SAID, WHAT?

GOD PROVED HIMSELF TIME

AND TIME AGAIN.

Reporter: SEVERAL

MONTHS LATER, THEIR

FINANCIAL MIRACLE BEGAN TO

UNFOLD.

JOHN WENT BY HIS OLD SALON

AND NOTICED IT WAS STILL

EMPTY.

HE IMMEDIATELY CALLED HIS

FORMER LANDLORD.

AND HE CAME BACK WITH A

NUMBER LESS THAN A THIRD

OF WHAT I WAS PAYING

BEFORE.

AND HE CALLED ME THE NEXT

DAY AND SAID, IT'S NOT

RIGHT.

IT IS $600 A MONTH.

AND I SAID, I'LL TAKE IT.

THAT WAS THE BEGINNING OF

MY FINANCIAL MIRACLE.

THE FIRST TWO YEARS I

DOUBLED WHAT I TOOK IN THE

YEAR BEFORE.

IN 2005, WE PAID OFF ALL

OF OUR DEBT.

IN 2006, MY BUSINESS

REALLY STARTED TAKING OFF.

IN 2007, I TOOK IN JUST

SHY OF $400,000.

Reporter: IN 2008,

THE STOCK MARKET TOOK A

DIVE.

WHEN THE ECONOMY TANKS,

MANY CLIENTS DISAPPEARED.

AND HE WAS FACING THE

POSSIBILITY OF LOSING HIS

SALON AGAIN.

WE NEEDED ANOTHER

MIRACLE.

AND SO WE PRAYED.

AND THAT'S WHEN WE DECIDED

TO JUMP TO FOUNDERS' CLUB.

WE WERE, LIKE, LORD, YOUR

WORD SAYS TO GIVE.

AND THE MEASURE YOU GIVE

IS THE MEASURE YOU WILL BE

RECEIVING.

SO WE DID THAT.

THE NEXT DAY WE JUMPED TO

FOUNDERS' CLUB, AND MY

BUSINESS STARTED DOING

BETTER.

BUT IN 2012, SOMETHING

AMAZING HAPPENED.

IT WAS FEBRUARY THAT THIS

GIRL SHOWED UP.

HER NAME WAS BECKY.

AND SHE WANTED EXTENSIONS,

BUT NOBODY COULD DO HER

HAIR.

I'M ONE OF TWO PEOPLE WHO

CAN DO EXTENSIONS AFTER

CHEMO.

I NEVER SAW THIS COMING.

Reporter: A LOCAL

NEWS STATION COVERED

BECKY'S TRANSFORMATION.

IT WAS POSTED ON

YouTube AND

Facebook.

AND THAT THING WENT

VIRAL.

I HAD PEOPLE COMING IN

FROM PERU, BELGIUM,

AUSTRALIA, THE

PHILIPPINES.

Reporter: JOHN IS

ALREADY BOOKING

APPOINTMENTS FOR NEXT

YEAR, AND HE AND LYNETTE

CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THE

MINISTRIES OF CBN.

IT IS NOT THAT GOD

NEEDS OUR MONEY.

IT IS BECAUSE WE'RE

OBEDIENT TO HIS WORD.

OUT OF SACRIFICE, GOD USES

THAT.

WE ARE TO HELP OTHERS, AND

WE ARE TO GIVE SELFLESSLY,

AND IT'S A JOY TO GIVE.

YOU WANT TO GO ON A

RIDE OF A LIFETIME?

GIVE.

I CAN'T EXPLAIN IT.

I DON'T KNOW HOW HE DOES

IT, BUT IT IS GOD'S RULE.

GIVE AND IT SHALL BE GIVEN

TO YOU.

Gordon: YOU CAN'T

EXPLAIN IT, BUT WHEN YOU

FOLLOW HIS PRINCIPLES,

AMAZING THINGS START TO

HAPPEN.

THEY LOST THEIR FIRST SAL

SALON, AND THEY'RE IN

DESPERATE CIRCUMSTANCES.

THEY CRY OUT TO GOD, AND

HE GIVES THEM AN ANSWER.

AND THEN HE GIVES HIM AN

EXPERTISE ON HOW TO HELP

CANCER PATIENTS.

HERE HE IS GIVING HOPE TO

PEOPLE AND GOD GIVES TO

HIM.

HERE IT IS FROM LUKE 6 --

WE CALL IT THE LAW OF

RESIPROCITY.

"GIVE, AND IT WILL BE

GIVEN TO YOU."

LET'S JUST STOP THERE WITH

THAT.

GIVE AND IT WILL BE GIVEN

TO YOU.

YOU HAVE TO PUT IT IN

MOTION.

SO OFTEN WE EXPECT THINGS

FROM GOD, AND WE'RE

SAYING, WELL, WHAT DO WE

HAVE TO DO TO GET THAT?

WELL, YOU HAVE TO GIVE.

AND IT'S BASED ON WHAT YOU

GIVE.

FOR SOME IT IS GIVING

MONEY, IF YOU HAVE A

FINANCIAL NEED.

HERE IT IS JOHN GIVING

HOPE TO PEOPLE, WHERE

THEY'RE SUFFERING WITH

CANCER.

THEY'RE GOING THROUGH

CHEMO, AND JUST THE MERE

FACT OF HAVING HAIR

EXTENSIONS, THE MERE FACT

OF BEING ABLE TO LOOK AT

THEMSELVES IN THE MIRROR

GIVES THEM HOPE.

IN TURN, JOHN GOT HOPE

BACK.

"GIVE AND IT WILL BE GIVEN

TO YOU."

HERE IS THE PROMISE: "A

GOOD MEASURE, PRESSED

DOWN, SHAKEN TOGETHER, AND

RUNNING OVER WILL BE

POURED INTO YOUR LAP, FOR

WITH THE MEASURE YOU USE,

IT WILL ARE MEASURED TO

YOU."

NOW, WHAT MEASURE ARE YOU

USING?

HOW ARE YOU GIVING?

AND IN THAT ANALYSIS OF

WHAT YOU'RE DOING, MAKE

DECISIONS TODAY THAT YOU

WANT TO DO IT GOD'S WAY.

YOU WANT TO BE OBEDIENT TO

HIS WORD.

YOU WANT TO FOLLOW HIS

PRINCIPLES.

> WELL, TODAY LEON

JOHNSON AND HIS WIFE,

LATANIA, OWN FIVE

BUSINESSES.

IT IS HARD TO BELIEVE THAT

THE JOHNSONS WERE ONCE SO

BROKE THEY COULDN'T EVEN

AFFORD TO SHOP AT THE

DOLLAR STORE.

Reporter: PLAYING

GOLF IS ONE OF THE WAYS

THAT LEON AND LATANIA TAKE

A BREAK FROM THEIR BUSY

SCHEDULE OF RUNNING FIVE

SUCCESSFUL COMPANIES.

MY LIFE IS INCREDIBLE

TODAY BECAUSE OF GOD.

Reporter: LEON HAS

LEARNED SOME HARD LESSONS.

IT WAS 1993 WHEN HE AND A

PARTNER STARTED A MOBILE

CAR DETAILING OPERATION

AFTER 14 AND A HALF YEARS

IN THE NAVY.

ALTHOUGH HE WORKED HARD,

HE WASN'T MAKING A PROFIT.

WHEN YOU GO INTO

BUSINESS, EVERYONE

BELIEVES YOU'RE GOING TO

BE AN INSTANT SUCCESS.

WE DIDN'T UNDERSTAND

MARKET RESEARCH.

SO YOU QUICKLY REALIZE YOU

HAVE A LOT OF BUSINESS,

BUT YOU'RE NOT MAKING A

PROFIT.

Reporter: LATANIA'S

SALARY AS A BANK TELLER

WAS THEIR OWN INCOME.

THEY COULDN'T KEEP UP WITH

THEIR BILLS AND HAD TO

MOVE OUT OF THEIR

APARTMENT.

A FRIEND RENTED OUT A ROOM

TO THEM AND THEIR YOUNG

DAUGHTER.

I JUST REMEMBER SOME

NIGHTS JUST LAYING THERE

AND JUST CRYING MYSELF TO

SLEEP.

AND MY HUSBAND DIDN'T EVEN

KNOW, BUT I WOULD JUST

SILENTLY CRY O OUT TO GOD.

Reporter: LEON

STARTED SUFFERING FROM

STRESS AND ANXIETY.

MY CONSISTENT PRAYER TO

GOD WAS, GOD, I LOVE YOU.

I NEED YOUR HELP.

GOD'S ANSWER TO ME WAS

CONSISTENTLY, I LOVE YOU;

FOLLOW MY PRINCIPLES.

Reporter: ONE OF

THOSE PRINCIPLES WAS

TITHING.

SOMETHING THE COUPLE

HADN'T DONE CONSISTENTLY

SINCE STARTING THE

BUSINESS.

LEON DECIDED TO TITHE

FAITHFULLY ON ANYTHING HE

MADE.

HE SAID AFTERWARDS THE

BUSINESS STARTED TURNING A

PROFIT.

IT DID SO WELL, THEY MOVED

INTO A HOUSE.

BUT THEN THEY STOPPED

GOING TO CHURCH AND

TITHING.

AND ONCE AGAIN, THE

BUSINESS STARTED FAILING.

I THINK WE GO BACK TO

OUR OLD WAYS BECAUSE

WE'RE, LIKE, THANK YOU,

GOD, I'VE GOT IT FROM

HERE.

Reporter: HIS INCOME

DROPPED SO DRAMATICALLY

THAT HE COULDN'T AFFORD TO

SHOP AT DISCOUNT STORES.

THE REALITY HIT ME THAT

I COULD NOT AFFORD ONE

ITEM IN THE DOLLAR STORE.

THAT WAS A VERY SOBERING

MOMENT FOR ME.

FROM THAT POINT, IN THAT

DOLLAR STORE, I SAID,

LORD, I GET IT.

LORD, I WILL BE FAITHFUL.

LORD, I WILL BE OBEDIENT.

Reporter: SOON

AFTERWARDS, HE AND LATANIA

FOUND A NEW CHURCH AND

STARTED TITHING AND GIVING

TO CBN.

THINGS WERE STARTING TO

TURN AROUND.

WE ACTUALLY HAD HOPE

AGAIN.

Reporter: WITH THE

DETAILING BUSINESS DOING

SO WELL, LATANIA QUIT HER

JOB AT THE BANK AND

STARTED A CLEANING

BUSINESS OF HER OWN.

NOW THE JOHNSONS OWN FIVE

SUCCESSFUL BUSINESSES.

THE ONE THAT PROVIDES

MEDICAL SOLUTIONS HAS BEEN

RANKED AMONG INK

MAGAZINE'S FASTEST GROWING

COMPANIES IN THE U.S. FOR

THE PAST THREE YEARS.

THE FINANCIAL BLESSING

HAS BEEN WONDERFUL, BUT

GOD HAS RESTORED ME TO

RIGHT THINKING AND

HUMILITY.

AND AS A MAN, I FEEL THAT

I'M VERY WELL-BALANCED.

Reporter: IN ADDITION

TO THEIR TITHES, THE

COUPLE ARE ALSO CBN

FOUNDERS.

IT IS A GREAT MINISTRY.

A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO

GIVE TO SOMETHING THAT IS

A LOT BIGGER THAN US.

Reporter: THE COUPLE

HAS LEARNED MANY LESSONS

ABOUT RUNNING A BUSINESS,

BUT THE MOST IMPORTANT ONE

IS GIVING OBEDIENTLY TO

GOD.

GOD IS FAITHFUL.

HE IS A GOD THAT WILL NOT

LIE.

DETERMINE IN YOUR HEART

AND MIND THAT, I'M GOING

TO START.

GOD KNOWS YOUR HEART.

AND HE WILL MEET YOU RIGHT

WHERE YOU ARE.

GOD IS FAITHFUL TO

EVERYTHING, AND TO EVERY

PRINCIPLE AND TO EVERY

PROMISE THAT IS WRITTEN IN

THE WORD.

BE OBEDIENT TO GOD.

JUST TRUST HIM.

Gordon: JUST TRUST

HIM.

BE OBEDIENT TO GOD.

I LOVE WHAT GOD TOLD HIM.

HE SAID, I LOVE YOU.

FOLLOW MY PRINCIPLES WHEN

YOU UNDERSTAND THAT THE

PRINCIPLES ARE THERE FOR

US -- YOU KNOW, IT DOESN'T

BENEFIT GOD.

IT BENEFITS US.

THESE RULES, THESE

PRINCIPLES HE HAS LAID

OUT, ARE TO BENEFIT US, TO

BRING US TO A PLACE OF

HOPE, WHERE WE KNOW WE

HAVE A FUTURE.

NOW, WHEN YOU GET THERE,

WHEN YOU HAVE SUCCESS,

WELL, THAT'S PRECISELY THE

TIME TO CONTINUE TO FOLLOW

THE PRINCIPLES.

HERE IT IS FROM

DEUTERONOMY 8: "NEVER

THINK THAT IT WAS YOUR OWN

STRENGTH AND ENERGY THAT

MADE YOU WEALTHY.

ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT IT IS

THE LORD YOUR GOD WHO

GIVES YOU THE POWER TO

BECOME RICH."

LEON AND LATANIA LEARNED

THAT.

AND THEY LEARNED IT THE

HARD WAY BECAUSE THEY GOT

SUCCESSFUL AND THEY SAID,

GOD, WE'VE GOT IT FROM

HERE, AND THEY STOPPED

FOLLOWING HIS PRINCIPLES.

DON'T DO THAT.

WHEN YOU FOLLOW THE

PRINCIPLES OF THE LORD,

THEN BLESSING AND

PROSPERITY WILL BE YOURS.

THIS ISN'T SOME

GET-RICH-QUICK SCHEME.

THIS IS A LIFETIME OF

SAYING, I WANT TO OBEY

WHAT GOD TELLS ME TO DO.

I WANT TO FOLLOW HIS

PRINCIPLES.

HE HAS MY FUTURE.

HE IS LOOKING OUT FOR ME.

HE LOVES ME.

ALL HE WANTS ME TO DO IS

FOLLOW HIS PRINCIPLES.

> IF I CAN GET A

DRUMROLL, I'VE GOT SOME

GREAT NEWS.

SOME WONDERFUL CBN

PARTNERS FROM COLORADO

SAY, WE WANT TO GIVE AND

WE WANT TO CHALLENGE

OTHERS TO GIVE.

AND WE WILL MATCH YOUR

GIVING DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR

$100,000.

LORD, WE JUST ASK FOR

BLESSING FOR THE PARTNERS

FROM COLORADO WHO MADE IT

POSSIBLE TO ISSUE THIS

CHALLENGE.

LORD, YOUR WORD OVER THEM

WILL BE TRUE, YOU WILL

OPEN THE WINDOWS OF HEAVEN

AND POUR OUT A BLESSING

THEY CANNOT CONTAIN.

BE WITH THEM, LORD, AND

ENCOURAGE THEM.

FOR THOSE WATCHING RIGHT

NOW, JUST SPEAK TO THEM.

OPEN THE WAY FOR THEM, FOR

WE ASK IT IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

AND AMEN.

$100,000 IS THE CHALLENGE.

39 MINUTES, SIX SECONDS IS

THE CLOCK.

WHAT ARE WE ASKING YOU TO

DO?

WE'RE ASKING YOU TO TEST

IT.

SAY, OKAY, IF I TRY DOING

THIS, WHAT WILL HAPPEN?

AND JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

1-800-700-7000.

IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN

SEEING THE GOSPEL PREACHED

AROUND THE WORLD, IF

YOU'RE INTERESTED IN

SEEING PEOPLE HELPED

AROUND THE WORLD, NOT JUST

HERE IN AMERICA, BUT IN

EVERY SINGLE PLACE YOU CAN

IMAGINE.

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS

DOING AMAZING THINGS.

A PORTION OF EVERY GIFT TO

"THE 700 CLUB" GOES INTO

THE WORK OF "OPERATION

BLESSING."

ANOTHER PORTION GOES INTO

THE WORK OF CBN

INTERNATIONAL TO PREACH

THE GOSPEL AROUND THE

WORLD.

YOU'RE A PART OF ALL OF IT

WHEN YOU JOIN WITH US.

HOW MUCH IS IT?

IT IS JUST $20 A MONTH, 65

CENTS A DAY.

SOME OF YOU CAN JOIN AT A

HIGHER LEVEL.

WE HAVE "THE 700 CLUB"

GOLD AT $40 A MONTH.

AND THE THOUSAND CLUB IS

$1,000 A YEAR, AND THAT

BREAKS OUT TO $84 A MONTH.

AT WHATEVER LEVEL, CALL US

NOW.

1-800-700-7000.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, NO

MATTER WHAT YOU'RE FACING,

YOU NEED THE WORD OF GOD

IN YOUR LIFE.

AND NOTHING IS MORE

POWERFUL THAN HEARING THE

SPOKEN WORD.

THAT'S WHY PAT HAS

RECORDEDED THE GOSPEL OF

JOHN ON C.D.

AND NOW WE'RE OFFERING

THIS AS OUR GIFT TO YOU

WHEN YOU JOIN "THE 700

CLUB."

TAKE A LOOK.

Terry: I'VE BEEN

LISTENING TO MY COPY IN

THE CAR, COMING INTO WORK,

GOING HOME, RUNNING

ERRANDS AROUND TOWN.

IT WILL BLESS YOU THE SAME

WAY IT IS BLESSING ME.

THERE IS POWER IN THE

SPOKEN WORD.

EVEN THOUGH I HAVE READ

THIS GOSPEL MANY TIMES, AS

I LISTEN TO PAT READ IT,

I'M HEARING THINGS THAT

REALLY CAUSE ME TO SIT

BEFORE THE LORD AND

CONTEMPLATE MORE OF WHO HE

IS AND WHAT HE WANTS TO DO

IN MY LIFE.

I KNOW YOU WANT TO DO THAT

AS WELL.

IT IS HARD TO FIND PACKETS

OF TIME IN A BUSY WORLD,

BUT A GREAT PLACE TO DO IT

IS IN YOUR CAR OR IN THE

PRIVACY OF YOUR HOME.

THIS IS YOURS WHEN YOU

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

65 CENTS A DAY, $20 A

MONTH, MAKES YOU A MEMBER.

YOU CALL NOW:

1-800-700-7000.

SAY, I WANT TO JOIN "THE

700 CLUB," AND WE'LL GET

THESE TWO C.D.s OUT TO

YOU RIGHT AWAY.

GORDON?

Gordon: YEARS AGO,

JIMMY HAD TO WORK TWO OR

THREE JOBS JUST TO GET BY.

AND SHE STILL NEVER KNEW

IF SHE WOULD HAVE ENOUGH

MONEY TO MAKE HER HOUSE

PAYMENT.

THEN ONE DAY GINNY HAD A

CONVERSATION WITH GOD

ABOUT HER FINANCES THAT

CHANGED HER LIFE AND

TRIPLED HER INCOME.

Reporter: GINNY

MERIMAN IS THANKFUL SHE

WAS ABLE TO RETIRE

COMFORTABLY.

BUT SHE REMEMBERS BEING A

SINGLE MOM, TRYING TO

PROVIDE FOR HERSELF AND

HER SON.

IT WAS VERY DIFFICULT

BECAUSE I WAS A WAITRESS,

AND I WORKED TWO OR THREE

JOBS.

Reporter: HER INCOME

WAS SMALL AND

UNPREDICTABLE.

WHICH MADE IT HARD TO KEEP

UP TO BILLS.

JUST TO HOLD ON TO MY

HOUSE -- MY HOUSE PAYMENT

AT THAT TIME WAS $1500 A

MONTH.

I NEVER KNEW AT ANY GIVEN

POINT IF I WAS GOING TO

HAVE THAT MONEY OR NOT.

Reporter: AROUND THAT

SAME TIME, GINNY STARTED

WATCHING "THE 700 CLUB,"

WHERE SHE LEARNED HOW GOD

BLESSES PEOPLE WHO GIVE.

AS PAT WAS EXPLAINING

THE LAW OF RESIPROCITY, IT

GAVE ME A WHOLE NEW

OUTLOOK.

AND I, A LOT OF TIMES,

HAVE CONVERSATIONS WITH

THE LORD, JUST ME AND HIM.

AND I SAID, LORD, IS THAT

WHAT YOU WANT ME TO DO?

AND I FELT IN MY SPIRIT

THAT IT WAS.

SO I SAID, OKAY, I'M GOING

TO START DOING THAT.

Reporter: SO GINNY

WENT ON A BUDGET, AND

STARTED GIVING TO HER

CHURCH AND TO CBN.

SHE FOUND SHE ALWAYS HAD

ENOUGH TO GIVE AND PAY ALL

OF HER BILLS.

SHE KEPT GIVING, KNOWING

SHE COULD DEPEND ON GOD.

I JUST LEARNED TO TRUST

HIM MORE AND MORE AND

MORE, UNTIL HE BECAME MY

ONLY SOURCE FOR

EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING I

NEEDED.

Reporter: IN A FEW

YEARS, SHE LANDED A

FULL-TIME JOB WITH THE

STATE OF OHIO.

IT TRIPLED MY INCOME.

LITERALLY TRIPLED MY

INCOME.

WITH THE ADVANTAGES OF

OVER TIME, PERSONAL TIME,

COMP TIME, VACATION TIME.

IT WAS AMAZING.

GOD BLESSED ME WITH THAT

JOB.

Reporter: GINNY

RETIRED AFTER 10 YEARS.

TODAY SHE STILL SUPPORTS

"THE 700 CLUB."

BECAUSE I WAS FED

THROUGH PAT ROBERTSON'S

TEACHING.

AND THAT CHANGED MY LIFE

COMPLETELY.

Reporter: WHEN ASKED

WHAT GINNY WOULD SAY TO

THOSE WHO DON'T TITHE, HER

ANSWER IS SIMPLE.

I WOULD SAY YOU ARE

ROBBING YOURSELF OF THE

BIGGEST BLESSINGS OF YOUR

LIFE.

IT'S NOT THAT GOD NEEDS

OUR MONEY, BUT WE NEED HIS

BLESSINGS.

Gordon: HE WANTS TO

BLESS YOU.

GET THAT STRAIGHT IN YOUR

HEART, IN YOUR HEAD.

HE WANTS TO BLESS YOU.

YOU'RE NO LONGER UNDER A

CURSE.

YOU'RE UNDER THE BLESSING

OF GOD.

YOU'RE UNDER THE BLOOD OF

THE LAMB.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY

ABOUT ANYTHING IF YOU JUST

SAY YES TO HIM.

HERE IS WHAT JESUS HAD TO

SAY.

YOU FIND IT IN MATTHEW 6:

"DON'T WORRY ABOUT HAVING

ENOUGH FOOD OR DRINK OR

CLOTHING.

YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER

ALREADY KNOWS ALL YOUR

NEEDS, AND HE WILL GIVE

YOU ALL YOU NEED FROM DAY

TO DAY IF" -- AND IT'S A

BIG IF -- "YOU LIVE FOR

HIM AND MAKE THE KINGDOM

OF GOD YOUR PRIMARY

CONCERN."

WE SEE THAT IN THE LORD'S

PRAYER, "THY WILL BE

DONE."

LET HIS WILL BE DONE IN

YOUR LIFE, FOLLOW HIS

PRINCIPLES, AND THEN ALL

OF THE OTHER THINGS WILL

BE ADDEDED UNTO YOU.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS SEEK

HIM FIRST.

IF YOU WANT TO START DOING

THAT, IF YOU WANT TO SEE

THE GOSPEL PREACHED AROUND

THE WORLD, IF YOU WANT TO

SEE PEOPLE HELPED AROUND

THE WORLD, IF YOU WANT TO

SUPPORT ALL OF THE

MINISTRIES OF CBN, CALL US

AND JOIN.

1-800-700-7000.

AND SAY, YES, I WANT TO

JOIN.

IT IS JUST $20 A MONTH, 65

CENTS A DAY.

LET'S GO TO WENDY AT THE

PHONES.

Wendy: HI, GORDON.

DO YOU WANT TO READ THE

BIBLE MORE BUT YOU JUST

DON'T KNOW WHERE TO BEGIN?

WE HAVE THE ANSWER FOR YOU

RIGHT HERE.

A C.D. SET OF THE GOSPEL

OF JOHN READ BY OUR VERY

OWN PAT ROBERTSON.

NOW YOU CAN LISTEN TO THE

WORD OF GOD WHEREVER YOU

GO.

TAKE A LOOK.

Announcer: LET THE

SPOKEN WORD OF GOD

TRANSFORM YOUR MIND AND

INCREASE YOUR FAITH WITH

THE GOSPEL OF JOHN.

Pat: FOR GOD SO LOVED

THE WORLD THAT HE GAVE HIS

ONE AND ONLY SON, THAT

WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM

SHALL NOT PERISH, BUT HAVE

ETERNAL LIFE.

Announcer: EXPERIENCE

THE LIFE-CHANGING WORD IN

THE GOSPEL OF JOHN, READ

BY PAT ROBERTSON.

Pat: MY SHEEP LISTEN

TO MY VOICE.

I KNOW THEM AND THEY

FOLLOW ME.

I GIVE THEM ETERNAL LIFE,

AND THEY SHALL NEVER

PERISH.

Announcer: FIND

ASSURANCE OF GOD'S LOVE

AND PLAN FOR YOU, AS YOU

LISTEN AGAIN AND AGAIN.

Pat: "I HAVE COME

THAT THEY MAY HAVE LIFE

AND HAVE IT TO THE FULL."

MAY GOD RICHLY BLESS YOU

AS YOU MEDITATE ON JESUS.

Announcer: FILL YOUR

HEART AND MIND WITH THE

PROMISES OF GOD.

GET THE GOSPEL OF JOHN,

READ BY PAT ROBERTSON,

AVAILABLE NOW.

Wendy: LISTEN, IF

YOU'VE NEVER READ THE

BIBLE BEFORE, THE GOSPEL

OF JOHN IS WHERE YOU NEED

TO BEGIN.

IT IS WHERE IT ALWAYS

BEGINS.

AND WE'V WE'VE GOT IT RIGHT

HERE.

PAT ROBERTSON WENT TO THE

RECORDING STUDIO AND HE

READ THE ENTIRE BOOK OF

JOHN.

WE WANT YOU TO HAVE IT.

JUST GO TO YOUR PHONES.

1-800-700-7000.

AND SAY, YES, I WANT TO

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

IT IS JUST 65 CENTS A DAY,

CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT?

$20 A MONTH IS ALL IT

TAKES TO BECOME A CBN

PARTNER.

IF YOU'RE ALREADY A

PARTNER AT THAT LEVEL, I

JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU

SO VERY MUCH.

YOU ARE MAKING A HUGE

DIFFERENCE AROUND THE

WORLD.

BUT IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO

DO MORE, LET'S TAKE IT UP

TO OUR GOLD LEVEL.

THAT TH.THAT'S JUST $40 A MONTH.

AND WE'RE GOING TO BLESS

YOU WITH THREE OF THESE

D.V.D.s.

IF YOU CAN GO TO OUR

THOUSAND CLUB LEVEL,

THAT'S JUST $84 A MONTH OR

HIGHER, WE'RE GOING TO

SEND YOU FIVE.

THINK ABOUT FOUR PEOPLE

WHO WOULD REALLY BENEFIT

FROM HEARING THE GOSPEL OF

JOHN.

MAYBE THEY WON'T TAKE YOU

UP ON YOUR INVITATION TO

GO TO CHURCH, BUT MAYBE

THEY WILL PUT THIS C.D. IN

THEIR CAR AND LISTEN TO

IT.

WE'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF A

$100,000 CHALLENGE WITH 29

MINUTES LEFT ON THE CLOCK.

BASICALLY RIGHT NOW, IF

YOU GIVE, EVERY DOLLAR

THAT YOU PLEDGE RIGHT NOW

WILL BE MATCHED DOLLAR FOR

DOLLAR.

HEY, WE NEED YOUR HELP.

TERRY?

Terry: THANKS, WENDY.

> LAST MAY CATASTROPHIC

FLOODS RAVAGED THE CITY OF

ROSENBURG, TEXAS.

IINCLUDING THE HOME OF THE

ANDRATI FAMILY.

THEY SAW 40 YEARS OF THEIR

LIVES REDUCED TO A PILE OF

RUBBLE ON THE SIDE OF THE

ROAD.

Reporter: FELIC FELICEANO

AND ENDORA DIDN'T KNOW

WHAT TO DO.

ALL OF THE FLOORING,

ALL OF THE FURNITURE,

EVERYTHING HAD TO BE

STRIPPED OUT OF THE HOUSE.

Reporter: BUT THE

FAMILY DID WHAT THEY COULD

TO KEEP THEIR SPIRITS UP.

YOU KNOW, EVERYTHING

HAS A REASON ON WHY IT

HAPPENS.

WE HAVE A LOT OF FAITH IN

GOD.

I HAD TO TELL MY HUSBAND

EVERY DAY, IT'S GOING TO

BE OKAY.

THE BIGGEST

DISAPPOINTMENT FOR ME WAS

SEEING THE PILE.

NEARLY 40 YEARS, JUST OUT

BY THE ROAD.

IT IS STILL HARD FOR ME TO

SEE.

Reporter: EVEN BEFORE

THE FLOOD, IT WAS

DIFFICULT HAVING THREE

GENERATIONS LIVING UNDER

ROOF.

THE BOYS ARE STILL

GRIEVING WITH LOSING THEIR

CADAD IN A CAR ACCIDENT.

THAT'S WHERE "OPERATION

BLESSING" BECAME A

BLESSING TO ME.

THEY SENT IN A GROUP OF

VOLUNTEERS, AND THEY WENT

AHEAD AND TOOK EVERYTHING

OUT OF THE HOUSE.

Reporter: BUT THE

"OPERATION BLESSING" TEAM

WASN'T FINISHED.

WE ASKED THE FAMILY TO

STAY AWAY FOR A COUPLE OF

WEEKS SO WE COULD GET A

LITTLE EXTRA WORK DONE ON

THEIR HOME.

WE NEVER WOULD HAVE

THOUGHT THIS WAS GOING TO

HAPPEN.

WE SAW EVERYBODY AND A

BIG BANNER WELCOMING US

HOME.

WHEN WE OPENED THE FRONT

DOOR, WE NEVER EXPECTED

WHAT WE SAW.

WOW!

A COMPLETE HOME.

I WOULD HAVE NEVER

GUESSED, AND I DON'T THINK

ANYBODY IN THE WORLD WOULD

HAVE GUESSED, THAT

"OPERATION BLESSING" AND

THEIR GROUP OF VOLUNTEERS

COULD DO SUCH A JOB IN

SUCH A SHORT TIME.

AND IT'S TRULY A BLESSING

TO US.

THIS WAS JUST BEYOND

OUR WILDEST DREAMS.

YOU'VE GOT YOUR OWN BED

NOW.

AS A FATHER, AFTER

SEEING WHAT I HAVE SEEN

TODAY, IT'S OVERWHELMING.

TO HAVE OUR LIVES PUT

TOGETHER AGAIN.

Reporter: WITH THE

FLOOD DAMAGE TAKEN CARE

OF, THEY CAN NOW FOCUS ON

HELPING THEIR FAMILY HEAL.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM

OF MY HEART.

THANK YOU SO MUCH TO ALL

OF THE PEOPLE, ALL OF THE

DONORS AND "OPERATION

BLESSING," ALL OF THE

VOLUNTEERS.

WHEN I HEAR THE WORD

"OPERATION BLESSING," I

SEE THE FACES OF ALL OF

THE PEOPLE THAT WERE HERE,

HELPING.

AND, OF COURSE, ALL I'VE

GOT TO DO IS LOOK AROUND.

HERE IT IS.

I CAN'T BELIEVE IT.

GOD BLESS YOU.

Terry: JOINING "THE

700 CLUB" MAKES YOU A

BLESSING TO THOUSANDS AND

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ALL

AROUND THE WORLD EVERY

SINGLE DAY, AS WELL AS

RIGHT HERE AT HOME.

YOU KNOW, YOU NEVER KNOW

WHEN THOSE TRUCKS ARE

GOING TO NEED TO PULL INTO

YOUR COMMUNITY AND HELP

WITH SOMETHING THAT IS

HAPPENING THERE.

LIFE HAPPENS AND IT IS

UNEXPECTED.

BE A PART OF THAT

BLESSING.

BEING A PART OF BEING A

HELP TO PEOPLE IN NEED.

YOU DO IT BY JOINING "THE

700 CLUB."

65 CENTS A DAY, $20 A

MONTH, IS A GENERAL "700

CLUB" MEMBERSHIP.

BUT YOU CAN JOIN "700

CLUB" GOLD AT $40 A MONTH,

OR CLIMB UP TO THE

THOUSAND LEVEL AT $84 A

MONTH.

OR BECOME A FOUNDER.

THAT'S $417 A MONTH.

IT WORKS OUT TO $5,000 A

YEAR.

AND WE HAVE A GROUP WE

CALL THE CHAIRMAN'S

CIRCLE.

AND THESE ARE FRIENDS WHO

GIVE GIFTS OF $10,000 OR

MORE A YEAR.

PRAY AND ASK GOD WHAT HE

WOULD HAVE YOU DO.

AND THEN MAKE THAT PHONE

CALL TOLL-FREE:

1-800-700-7000.

AND WHEN YOU CALL AND SAY,

I WANT TO STAND WITH

HELPING OTHER PEOPLE,

WE'RE GOING TO SEND YOU

THAT C.D. PACKAGE.

AND YOU'RE GOING TO LOVE

IT AND BE BLESSED BY IT.

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR

CARING AND FOR CALLING.

GORDON?

Gordon: WHEN YOU

BECOME A CBN PARTNER, YOU

HELP PEOPLE ALL OVER THE

WORLD.

LIKE THE LITTLE GIRL FROM

CHINA YOU'RE ABOUT TO

MEET.

TODAY SHE IS AN ACTIVE,

HAPPY CHILD, BUT NOT LONG

AGO, SHE WAS SO WEAK SHE

COULD BARELY PLAY.

Terry: FOR YEARS WAN

LIN ONLY HAD TWO FRIENDS.

ONE WAS MY KITTEN.

I PLAY WITH HER ALL OF THE

TIME.

Terry: THE OTHER WAS

HER BIG BROTHER, HUAN HUANG YU.

Terry Terry: WAN LIN WISHED

SHE HAD MORE FRIENDS, BUT

SHE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH A

SERIOUS HEART PROBLEM WHEN

SHE WAS ONE.

Reporter: WAN LIN IS

LIKE A CAGED BIRD.

SHE WOULD TRY TO FLY

FREELY, BUT SHE COULDN'T.

HER LIPS TURNED DARK A

LOT, AND SHE HAD HORRIBLE

FEVERS.

I WAS SCARED SHE MIGHT DIE

AT ANY TIME.

THE DOCTOR SAID SHE

NEEDED SURGERY, BUT WE

DIDN'T HAVE ENOUGH MONEY.

Terry: SO MRS. WONG

WORKED HARD, DOING ODD

JOBS, TO MAKE ENDS MEET

AND SAVE UP FOR WAN LIN'S

SURGERY.

HER BROTHER HELPED, TOO.

IT WAS MY WAY OF

SHOWING MY SISTER THAT I

LOVED HER.

DURING VACATION, I WORKED

FROM 9 a.m. TO

10 p.m., AND I GAVE MY

MOTHER ALL OF MY WAGES.

IF I COULD GET MY SISTER

SURGERY, IT WOULD ALL BE

WORTH IT.

Terry: BUT IT WOULD

BE YEARS BEFORE THE WANGS

COULD SAVE ENOUGH.

MEANWHILE, WAN LIN

STRUGGLED TO BREATHE AND

GOT PROGRESSIVELY WORSE.

ONE DAY I STRUGGLED TO

BREATHE.

AND I LOOKED IN THE MIRROR

AND THOUGHT, I'M NOT

PRETTY AT ALL.

Terry: SHORTLY AFTER

SHE ENDED UP IN THE

HOSPITAL.

SHE LOOKED PALE, BUT I

JUST BELIEVED THAT GOD

WOULD HAVE MERCY AND SAVE

MY SISTER.

Terry: THEN CBN HEARD

ABOUT WAN LIN, AND WE

HELPED SET UP AND PROVIDE

HER WITH SURGERY.

NOW I'M HAPPY.

I DON'T FEEL ANYTHING

ANYMORE.

SO I CAN RIDE MY BIKE AND

PLAY WITH OTHER CHILDREN.

WAN LIN IS COMPLETELY

DIFFERENT, AND HER

LAUGHTER IS LIKE BIRDS

SINGING.

I'M JUST SO HAPPY TO SEE

HER HAPPY.

YOU GAVE US A HAND WHERE

WE NEEDED IT THE MOST.

IF EVERYONE SHOWED LOVE

LIKE THIS, THE WORLD WOULD

BE SUCH A BETTER PLACE.

WHEN I GROW UP, I HOPE

TO BE KIND AND LOVING JUST

LIKE YOU.

Gordon: IMAGINE BEING

PART OF THAT, TO SAY, YES,

I WAS A PART OF RESTORING

HER LIFE, GIVING HER A

HOPE AND A FUTURE.

YOU DO THAT WHEN YOU

BECOME A MEMBER OF "THE

700 CLUB."

YOU'RE A PART OF

EVERYTHING WE'RE DOING

AROUND THE WORLD.

CALL US.

JOIN WITH US.

28 "7 NEWS A1-800-700-7000.

IF YOU'RE AN EXISTING CBN

MEMBER, CONSIDER GOING

HIGHER.

THINK ABOUT GOING TO "THE

700 CLUB" GOLD, $40 A

MONTH.

AND THE THOUSAND CLUB IS

$1,000 A YEAR, AND THAT'S

$84 A MONTH.

AND FOUNDER AT $5,000 A

YEAR, AND CHAIRMAN'S

CIRCLE, $10,000 OR MORE A

YEAR.

NOW IS THE TIME TO DO IT.

WE'VE GOT $38,000 TO GO.

WE NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU

WITH 21 MINUTES AND 17

SECONDS ON THE CLOCK.

CALL US: 1-800-700-7000.

LET'S GO OVER TO WENDY AT

THE PHONES.

Wendy: THANK YOU,

GORDON.

> NOTHING INCREASES YOUR

FAITH LIKE THE WORD OF

GOD.

THE BEST WAY TO FILL YOUR

HEART AND MIND WITH GOD'S

PROMISES IS BY HEARING THE

WORD SPOKEN OUT LOUD.

THAT'S WHY PAT HAS

RECORDED THIS TWO C.D. SET

OF THE GOSPEL OF JOHN.

Pat: IN THE BEGINNING

WAS THE WORD.

Announcer: FROM CBN,

THE GOSPEL OF JOHN.

READ BY PAT ROBERTSON.

Pat: "FOR GOD SO

LOVED THE WORLD, THAT HE

GAVE HIS ONE AND ONLY

SON."

Announcer: LET THE

SPOKEN WORD OF GOD

TRANSFORM YOUR MIND AND

INCREASE YOUR FAITH.

RECEIVE THE POWER OF GOD'S

LIFE-GIVING WORD, THE

GOSPEL OF JOHN, READ BY

PAT ROBERTSON.

AVAILABLE NOW.

Wendy: LET ME SAY

SOMETHING.

IF THE BIBLE WAS A BODY,

THE GOSPEL OF JOHN WOULD

BE THE HEART.

IT WOULD BE THE HEARTBEAT.

IT IS WHERE YOU MEET

JESUS.

IT IS WHERE YOU DISCOVER

HE IS THE SON OF GOD, THE

LIGHT OF THE WORLD.

MORE IMPORTANTLY, HOW MUCH

HE LOWS YOU.

SLOVES YOU.

SO MUCH, HE WENT TO THE

CROSS TO PAY FOR YOUR SINS

AND MY SINS.

WE WANT TO GIVE YOU THE

OPPORTUNITY TO HEAR THE

GOSPEL OF JOHN.

YOU CAN PUT THIS CRIND

YOUC.D. INYOUR CAR AND IT WILL

MINISTER TO YOU.

WE WANT YOU TO HAVE THIS.

IT IS OUR GIFT TO YOU WHEN

YOU CALL AND SAY, YES, I

WANT TO JOIN "THE 700

CLUB."

HOW MUCH IS THAT?

JUST 65 CENTS A DAY, $20 A

MONTH IS ALL IT TAKES TO

BECOME A CBN PARTNER.

IF YOU'RE ALREADY A CBN

PARTNER AT THAT LEVEL, I

JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU

SO MUCH.

IF YOU TAKE IT UP TO OUR

GOLD LEVEL, THAT'S $40 A

MONTH, WE'RE GOING TO

BLESS YOU WITH THREE

C.D.s.

ONE FOR YOU AND TWO TO

GIVE AWAY TO FAMILY AND

FRIENDS.

IF YOU CAN GO TO OUR

THOUSAND CLUB LEVEL, $84 A

MONTH OR HIGHER, WE'RE

GOING TO BLESS YOU BACK

WITH FIVE.

WE WANT YOU TO HAVE THIS

WHEN YOU GIVE US A CALL.

GORDON?

Gordon: ANNETTE

HAWKINS HAS BEEN A CBN

PARTNER FOR 30 YEARS.

AND WHAT INSPIRES THAT

KIND OF LOYALTY?

ANNETTE WILL TELL YOU IN

HER VERY OWN WORDS.

Reporter: ANNETTE

HAWKINS HAS BEEN A

FAITHFUL CBN PARTNER FOR

OVER 30 YEARS.

IT ALL STARTED ONE DAY

WHEN SHE WAS FLIPPING

THROUGH THE CHANNELS.

ONE OF THE STORIES

REALLY TOUCHED MY HEART.

JUST SEEING PEOPLE IN

OTHER COUNTRIES WHERE

THEY'RE JUST DEVASTATED.

THEY HAVE SITUATIONS WHERE

THEIR HOME HAS BEEN BURNED

DOWN OR THEY HAVE NO MONEY

OR THEY'RE COMPLETELY

HOMELESS.

AND MY HEART WAS JUST

BROKEN FOR THESE PEOPLE.

Reporter: AT THE

TIME, ANNETTE WAS A

STAY-AT-HOME MOM.

AND SHE LOVED SEEING THE

WORK THAT CBN WAS DOING,

HELPING CHILDREN AROUND

THE WORLD.

I SAW A YOUNG BOY IN

CAMBODIA, AND HE HAD TO

WALK, I THINK, FIVE MILES

A DAY TO GET WATER FOR HIS

FAMILY.

CBN CAME IN AND THEY

ACTUALLY DRILLED A WELL

FOR THEM.

THESE CHILDREN WERE JUST

SO DELIGHTED AND EXCITED.

AND I THOUGHT, I HAVE SUCH

AN EASY LIFE.

AND I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO

SUPPORT SOMEBODY OR DO

SOMETHING.

BUT I HAD YOUNG CHILDREN

AT THE TIME.

THEY WERE IN SCHOOL.

AND SO I STARTED THINKING,

MAYBE I COULD JUST TAKE

SOME MONEY OUT OF MY

GROCERY MONEY, AND SO

THAT'S HOW I STARTED

SUPPORTING CBN.

Reporter: ANNETTE IS

STILL HELPING CHILDREN

BECAUSE SHE'S A MEMBER OF

THE "SUPERBOOK" D.V.D.

CLUB.

IT IS A GREAT WAY TO

GET OUT THE GOSPEL TO

CHILDREN.

Reporter: WYATT LOVES

WATCHING WITH HIS

GRANDMOTHER.

AND HIS FAVORITE CHARACTER

IS GIZMO.

WHAT A BETTER WAY TO

KNOW GOD, THAN BY WATCHING

A CARTOON, WHICH IS SO

SIMPLE TO UNDERSTAND.

Reporter: > ONCE YOU ACTUALLY GIVE

AND SEE THE RESULTS AND

FEEL THE DIFFERENCE IT

MAKES IN YOUR HEART AND

SEE WHAT IS HAPPENING IN

PEOPLE'S LIVES, BECAUSE IT

IS SO POWERFUL, AND GOD

IS -- HIS WORD SAYS

EVERYTHING WE HAVE IS A

GIFT FROM HIM, THAT HAS

BEEN GIVEN TO US BY HIM.

SO I WOULD SAY TRY IT OUT.

I DON'T THINK YOU'LL BE

DISAPPOINTED.

Gordon: TRY IT OUT.

YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED.

GIVE US A CALL:

1-800-700-7000.

SAY, YES, I WANT TO JOIN

"THE 700 CLUB."

TERRY?

Terry: RUEN AND NON

WERE THRILLED WHEN THEY

HEARD CBN WILL PROVIDE

SURGERY FOR THEIR SON, WHO

HAD A CLEFT LIP.

BUT THE DOCTORS SAID HE

MIGHT NOT SURVIVE THAT

SURGERY BECAUSE HE HAS A

HOLE IN HIS HEART.

Reporter: NAN LOVES

WATCHING HER TWO YOUNG

SONS AS THEY PLAY WITH

THEIR FATHER.

SHE IS A AFRAID FOR HER

THIRD SON, WHO WAS BORN

WITH A CLEFT LIP.

MY NEIGHBORS SAID, I

SHOULDN'T FEED HIM SO HE

COULD DIE.

Reporter: THEY TOLD

HER DOCTORS COULD REPAIR

HER LIP.

>HIS LIP.

RUEN AND NAN ARE RICE

FARMER MERS.

RUEN TOOK A SECOND JOB,

THINKING HE COULD SAVE UP

FOR THE SURGERY.

THEN A NEIGHBOR TOLD HIM

ABOUT CBN.

Reporter: CBN TOOK

HIM TO THE HOSPITAL FOR A

CHECCHECKUP BEFORE THE

OPERATION.

THE DOCTOR TOLD HIM HE

COULD NOT HAVE THE SURGERY

BECAUSE OF A HOLE IN HIS

HEART.

THE DOCTOR SAID HE WAS

TOO WEAK FOR SURGERY.

THEY COULD GIVE HIM

MEDICINE, BUT WE DIDN'T

HAVE THE MONEY.

I WAS AFRAID MY SON WOULD

DIE.

Reporter: SO CBN PAID

FOR THEIR BUS FARE AND

MEDICINE AND CHECKUPS.

18 MONTHS LATER, HIS HEART

WAS BETTER AND HE WAS

CLEARED FOR SURGERY.

CBN ARRANGED FOR THE LEFT

LIP REPAIR, AND SOON THE

LITTLE BOY WAS HEADING

HOME.

MY SON'S NEW LIP IS

LOVELY.

I'M SO HAPPY TO SEE HIM

RUNNING AND LAUGHING WITH

HIS BROTHERS.

I REALLY LIKE MY

BROTHER'S NEW LIP.

HE LOOKS LIKE ME.

THANK YOU, CBN.

Terry: THAT LITTLE

BOY WOULD PROBABLY NO

LONGER BE ALIVE IF IT

HADN'T BEEN FOR "700 CLUB"

MEMBERS.

WE WANT TO SAY THANK YOU.

CARING TO MAKE A

DIFFERENCE.

THAT'S WHAT "700 CLUB"

MEMBERS ARE ALL ABOUT.

AND THEY DO IT EVERY DAY,

ALL AROUND THE WORLD.

IF YOU'RE NOT PART OF THAT

GROUP OF PEOPLE, YOU WANT

TO BE.

BECAUSE THEY ARE WORLD

CHANGERS.

IT IS 65 CENTS A DAY, $20

A MONTH TO JOIN "THE 700

CLUB."

IF YOU'RE ALREADY A

MEMBER, LOOK AT THE NEXT

CLUB MEMBER AND GO UP,

WILL YOU?

AND WHEN YOU CALL AND

BECOME A CLUB MEMBER AT

ANY LEVEL TODAY, WILL YOU

DO IT USING PLEDGE

EXPRESS?

THAT'S ELECTRONIC MONTHLY

GIVING.

IT MEANS YOUR BANK DOES

ALL OF THE WORK, AND IT

SAVES YOU TIME.

AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO HAVE

ALL KINDS OF STAMPS AND

ENVELOPES ON HAND TO

REMEMBER ANYTHING.

IT SAVES US SOME

ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS, SO

EVEN MORE OF YOUR GIFT CAN

BE PUT RIGHT INTO THE

LIVES OF THE LITTLE BOY

YOU JUST SAW, AND OTHERS

LIKE HIM.

OUR WAY OF SAYING THANK

YOU FOR USING PLEDGE

EXPRESS IS TO SEND YOU

"POWER FOR LIFE"

TEACHINGS.

WE THINK THEY'LL BE AN

ENCOURAGEMENT AND A

BLESSING TO YOU AS WE

TEACH FROM THE WORD OF

GOD.

AND YOU ARE THE RECIPIENT

OF THAT GIFT.

WILL YOU CALL NOW?

1-800-700-7000.

GORDON?

Gordon: IF I CAN GET

A DRUMROLL, I'VE GOT SOME

GREAT NEWS.

SOME PARTNERS FROM NORTH

CAROLINA WANT TO INCREASE

THE CHALLENGE BY $65,000.

AND LET'S PRAY.

LORD, WE ASK FOR BLESSING

OVER THIS.

WE ASK FOR INCREASE AND

MULTIPLICATION.

ONLY THE INCREASE AND

MULTIPLICATION THAT COMING

UP FROM YOU.

30, 60, 100-FOLD.

DO IT, LORD, FOR WE ASK IT

IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

AND AMEN.

$165,000 IS THE CHALLENGE,

JUST 12 MINUTES AND 47

SECOND IS THE CLOCK.

WE'VE GOT $74,000 TO GO

AGAINST IT.

SO WE NEED TO HEAR FROM

YOU WITH JUST 12 MINUTES

LEFT.

1-800-700-7000.

WELL, LEROY AND

CHRISTINE HAD A DREAM TO

FOSTER AND ADOPT CHILDREN.

BUT SUDDENLY SEVERAL LARGE

EXPENSES THREATENED TO

INTERFERE WITH THEIR

DREAM.

Reporter: FOR 19

YEARS, ADAM HAS SERVED

WITH THE UNITED NATIONS

MARINE.

I AM PROUD TO SERVE MY

COUNTRY BECAUSE I FEEL

THAT THIS IS THE GREATEST

COUNTRY ON EARTH.

I FEEL THAT GOD BLESSES

OUR COUNTRY BECAUSE OF THE

PEOPLE HAD SERVE.

Reporter: AARON AND

HIS WIFE, KRISTINA, FIND

DEPLOYMENTS VERY

CHALLENGING.

MY FAITH IS ABSOLUTELY

NECESSARY TO GET THROUGH

DEPLOYMENTS.

WHEN YOU'RE IN THAT

PLACE, EVERYBODY STARTS

THINKING A LITTLE MORE

ABOUT WHAT IF SOMETHING

REALLY BAD WERE TO HAPPEN.

OUR FAITH ABSOLUTELY HELPS

US TAKE COMFORT THAT

EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE

OKAY.

Reporter: ANOTHER

CHALLENGE THE FAMILY IS

FACING IS FINANCIAL.

THEY INCURRED SEVERAL

LARGE EXPENSES, INCLUDING

FUNERAL COSTS WHEN

KRISTINA'S MOTHER DIED.

IT MADE THEIR DREAM TO

FOSTER AND ADOPT CHILDREN

MUCH MORE DIFFICULT.

ARE WE GOING TO BE ABLE

TO MAKE SURE THAT

EVERYTHING IS IN PLACE FOR

THE CHILD TO BE

COMFORTABLE AND HAPPY.

WE ACTUALLY HAD OUR

SECOND VEHICLE DIE.

IT SEEMS LIKE A CRAZY,

CRAZY TIME TO GET A FOSTER

LICENSE.

Reporter: STILL, THEY

BELIEVE GOD WILL MAKE A

WAY FOR THEM TO PROCEED.

WE'RE GOING TO DO IT.

AND IT IS GOING TO BE

WONDERFUL.

IT WILL BE GLORIOUS CHAOS.

Reporter: THEIR

CHURCH, NEW SONG COMMUNITY

IN OCEANSIDE, CALIFORNIA,

CONNECTED "HELPING THE

HOMEFRONT" AND ASKED IF WE

COULD HELP WITH THE

EXPENSES.

WE GLADLY AGREED.

THEIR PASTOR WAS HAPPY TO

DELIVER THE GOOD NEWS.

I PASTORED MARINES LIKE

YOU GUYS FOR 24 YEARS, AND

I NEVER HAD THE PRIVILEGE

OF GIVING YOU THE NEWS I'M

GOING TO GIVE YOU.

I'M DELIGHTED TO TELL YOU

THAT YOUR MOTHER'S FUNERAL

EXPENSES ARE GOING TO BE

PAID BY CBN.

THE THIRD SEAT YOU NEED IN

YOUR S.U.V. SO YOU CAN

ADOPT, WE HAVE ARRANGED

FOR A MECHANIC TO INSTALL

THAT FOR YOU.

AND THE VEHICLE THAT YOU

NEED FIXED, THEY'RE GE GOING

TO TAKE CARE OF THAT.

AND THERE IS THE SHOPPING

SPREE TO GET FURNITURE AND

CLOTHES -- THEY'RE GOING

TO TAKE CARE OF ALL OF

THAT AS WELL.

IT IS MIND-BLOWING

BECAUSE WE AREN'T USED TO

BEING BLESSED IN THIS WAY.

Reporter: THAT DAY

THEY TOOK THEM TO HAVE

THEIR VAN REPAIRED.

> AND THEN IT WAS TIME

FOR A SHOPPING SPREE FOR

BABY ITEMS AND OTHER

ITEMS.

THIS MARINE FAMILY CAN NOW

FOCUS ON WELCOMING

CHILDREN INTO THEIR HOME

WITH FULL HEARTS AND EVERY

NEED MET.

THIS ABSOLUTELY IS THE

ANSWER TO PRAYER.

THIS ISN'T THE PICTURE I

HAD IN MY MIND.

IT IS VERY INTERESTING TO

SEE HOW GOD WORKS WAY

BETTER THAN MY PLAN OR

WHAT I WOULD HAVE THOUGHT

OF.

Gordon: "HELPING THE

HOMEFRONT," WE WANT TO

HELP MILITARY FAMILIES

BOUGHT FAMILIES ARE

SERVING, TOO.

AND YOU'RE A PART OF THAT

WHEN YOU JOIN "THE 700

CLUB."

IF YOU'RE NOT A MEMBER,

JOIN WITH US.

1-800-700-7000.

JUST SAY, YES, I WANT TO

BE A PART OF IT.

WE HAVE $165,000

CHALLENGE.

$60,000 IS THE RED NUMBER.

CALL US IF YOU WANT TO SEE

YOUR GIFT AUTOMATICALLY

MATCHED DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR.

$59,000.

IT IS GOING DOWN.

1-800-700-7000.

LET'S GO TO WENDY AT THE

PHONES.

Wendy: HEY, PAT

ROBERTSON HAS RECORDED

THIS TWO C.D. SET OF THE

GOSPEL OF JOHN SO THAT YOU

CAN EXPERIENCE FIRSTHAND

THE POWER OF THE SPOKEN

WORD.

TAKE A LOOK.

Wendy: IF ALREADY A

CBN PARTNER AT $40 A

MONTH, YOU CAN GO UP TO

OUR GOLD LEVEL.

AND LINDA FROM WARREN,

MICHIGAN, IS NOW A GOLD

LEVEL PARTNER.

AND WE'RE HEARING FROM

MICHIGAN TODAY.

GEORGE FROM SOUTHVILLE,

AND THANK YOU SO MUCH.

AND COLLEEN, FROM GEORGIA,

SHE IS AT THE THOUSAND

CLUB LEVEL.

IF YOU'RE A GOLD LEVEL,

YOU'LL GET THREE OF OUR

NEW READINGS OF THE GOSPEL

OF JOHN.

IF YOU GO UP TO OUR

THOUSAND CLUB LEVEL,

YOU'RE GOING TO GET FIVE.

WE'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF A

$165,000 CHALLENGE RIGHT

NOW WITH SEVEN MINUTES

LEFT ON THE CLOCK.

AND I'M GOING TO THROW IT

BACK OVER TO MISS TERRY.

Terry: THANKS, WENDY.

TODAY YIMAN IS A YOUNG

BOY.

HE LOVES TO RUN AND PLAY.

NOT LONG AGO, IT WAS

DIFFICULT FOR HIM TO EVEN

WALK.

AND DOCTORS SAID HE MIGHT

NOT LIVE TO SEE HIS 10th

BIRTHDAY.

YIMING WAS BORN TO RUN.

WHEN I RUN, IT MAKES ME

FEEL LIKE A BIRD.

Terry: BUT WHEN I

STARTED HAVING SEVERE

PAIN, HE COULDN'T EVEN

WALK.

HE TRIPPED OVER HIS

LEGS ALL OF THE TIME.

WE WORRIED IF HE WALKED BY

THE ROAD AND A CAR SWERVED

TOWARDS HIM, HE COULDN'T

ESCAPE BECAUSE HE WOULD

STUMBLE OVER HIS LEGS.

AND IF HE FELL IN THE

RIVER, HE WOULD DROWN.

Terry: DOCTORS SAID

THE PROBLEM WASN'T YI

MING'S LEGS.

IT WAS HIS LIVER.

WITHOUT A TRANSPLANT, HE

WOULDN'T LIVE PAST 10.

HIS FATHER, MR. CHOW,

DONATED HALF OF HIS OWN

LIVER.

WHILE YIMING RECOVERED

WELL, HE STILL NEEDED

SURGERY FOR HIS LEGS.

AND HIS FAMILY COULDN'T

AFFORD ANYMORE MEDICAL

BILLS.

WE WERE PENNILESS.

I TRIED CONSTRUCTION WORK,

BUT I WAS VERY WEAK AFTER

THE TRANSPLANT.

I FELT TERRIBLE BECAUSE I

COULDN'T DO ANYTHING ELSE

FOR MY SON.

I GOT UP EVERY NIGHT

AND PRAYED, LORD, PLEASE

GIVE ME DIRECTION.

TAKE CARE OF MY BOY AND

SAVE HIM.

SOMETIMES HE WOULD SAY,

MOMMY, I'...

I ALWAYS LOOKED FOR MY

MOM WHEN I WAS IN PAIN.

LATER I STARTED PRAYING

WITH HER AND ASKING GOD TO

GET ME WELL, TOO.

Terry: THEN MRS. CHOW

LEARNED ABOUT CBN.

WE HELPED PAY SOME OF

THEIR OUTSTANDING MEDICAL

BILLS, AND WE PROVIDED

CORRECTIVE LEG SURGERY.

OUR SON IS GETTING

BETTER IN EVERY WAY.

HE CAN GO TO SCHOOL AND

HAVE A HAPPY LIFE.

I WANT TO THANK CBN.

YOU MEAN A LOT TO OUR

FAMILY.

YOU NOT ONLY CHANGED

YIMING'S LIFE, BUT YOU

HELPED ME SEE THAT LOVE

REALLY EXISTS AND THERE

ARE GOD PEOPLE OUT THERE.

I EXPERIENCED GOD'S LOVE

THROUGH YOU.

NOW MY LEGS ARE GREAT.

THE PEOPLE FROM CBN ARE

LIKE AUNTS AND AWNIN UNCLES TO

ME.

MAY PEACE, JOY, AND

HEALTH BE WITH YOU ALL.

WE ARE SO GRATEFUL FOR

YOUR HELP.

Terry: THAT IS AN

ACTIVE LITTLE BOY.

AND HE IS INCREDIBLY

ACTIVE BECAUSE OF YOUR

KINDNESS.

THANK YOU, "700 CLUB"

MEMBERS.

I LOVE THE FACT THAT

TOGETHER WE CAN ALL HAVE

THIS KIND OF IMPACT IN THE

LIVES OF PEOPLE WHO ARE

LITERALLY IN HOPELESS

SITUATIONS.

AND THEN GOD SAYS, WILL

YOU GO?

AND YOU ALWAYS SAY YES.

AND WE'RE SO GRATEFUL FOR

THAT.

THERE IS A WHOLE WORLD OUT

THERE IN NEED OF GOD'S

LOVE AND IN NEED OF VERY

PRACTICAL HELP, LIKE YOU

JUST SAW.

JOIN "700 CLUB."

$20 A MONTH IS ALL IT

COSTS TO DO THAT.

THAT'S 65 CENTS A DAY.

AND WE NEED YOU.

1-800-700-7000.

GORDON?

Gordon: AFTER A

TYPHOON DESTROYED HIS HOME

IN THE PHILIPPINES, DANIEL

WAS TRAUMATIZED.

HIS NIGHTS WERE FILLED

WITH FEAR, AND DURING THE

DAY HE MOURNED THE LOSS OF

HIS HOME, HIS FRIENDS, AND

ALL HIS BELONGINGS.

THEN HE SAW AN EPISODE OF

"SUPERBOOK" THAT GAVE HIM

COURAGE AND HOPE FOR THE

FUTURE.

Reporter: DANIEL'S

FAMILY SURVIVED A KILLER

TYPHOON THAT STRUCK THE

PHILIPPINES.

THE WAVES FROM THE

TYPHOON WERE HUGE.

I WAS SO SCARED.

I THOUGHT WE WERE GOING TO

DIE.

Reporter: THEY LOST

EVERYTHING, ACCEPT FOR A

FEW SURFBOARDS FROM A

FAMILY RENTAL BUSINESS.

RELIEF SUPPLIES NEVER

CAME, SO THEY ESCAPED BY

BUS TO LIVE WITH REL TISTS

IRELATIVESIN MANILA.

THERE DANIEL SUFFERED WITH

FEAR AND LOSS.

I LOST ALL OF MY THINGS

AND I LOST MY FRIENDS.

AFTER THE TYPHOON, I HAD

NIGHTMARES.

IN MY DREAMS, I WOULD GET

WASHED AWAY, AND MY FAMILY

COULDN'T FIND ME.

Reporter: AND HE

WRESTLED WITH A GROWING

EMPTINESS IN HIS LIFE,

TOO.

THAT'S WHEN DANIEL STARTED

WATCHING CBN'S

"SUPERBOOK."

HE CONNECTED WITH THE

STORY OF JOB.

WHEN WE GOT TO THE

STORY OF JOB, I SAW MYSELF

IN THE STORY.

HE LOST ALL OF HIS

POSSESSIONS AND CHILDREN.

"SUPERBOOK" SHOWED ME THAT

GOD IS WITH US, AND HE

WILL TAKE CARE OF US.

Reporter: AFTER

WATCHING, DANIEL PRAYED

WITH HIS MOTHER TO BECOME

A CHRISTIAN.

JESUS IS MY TRUE

FRIEND.

HE IS ALWAYS THERE FOR ME.

Reporter: HE ALSO

STARTED PRAYING THAT GOD

WOULD RESTORE WHAT THEY

HAD LOST.

SHORTLY AFTER THAT, HIS

MOM GOT A NEW JOB IN A

TIRE SHOP.

AND THEN HIS DAD RESTARTED

THE FAMILY BUSINESS AND IS

BUILDING THEM A NEW HOME.

THEY HOPE TO MOVE THERE

SOON.

I THANK YOU FOR

EVERYTHING YOU HAVE GIVEN

OUR FAMILY.

Gordon: AND THANK YOU

FOR BEING A PART OF IT.

WHEN WE WERE PRODUCING

THAT "SUPERBOOK" EPISODE,

I WAS KIND OF WONDERING,

WILL THIS DO ANYTHING FOR

CHILDREN, TO SEE THIS

STORY.

IT IS SO GRATIFYING TO

KNOW THAT THE STORIES OF

THE BIBLE ARE THERE FOR A

PURPOSE.

THEY ARE THERE TO BRING US

HOPE FOR A FUTURE, TO LET

US KNOW THAT GOD HASN'T

ABANDONED US.

HE IS THERE WITH US.

WE ARE TAKING THOSE

STORIES OF THE BIEN BIBLE TO

THE CHILDREN OF THE WORLD.

CALL US: 1-800-700-7000.

Terry: DURING THE

PAST 55 YEARS, CBN HAS

BEEN HELPING HURTING AND

NEEDY PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER

THE WORLD.

LIKE THIS 2-YEAR-OLD FROM

THAILAND.

SHE MIGHT HAVE BEEN SOLD

INTO SLAVERY IF SHE HADN'T

BE RESCUED BY CBN'S

"ORPHANS' PROMISE." TAKE A

LOOK.

Reporter: YOU CAN

PROBABLY TELL THAT

2-YEAR-OLD DITERI IS HAPPY

TO BE PART OF THIS BIG,

NEW FAMILY.

IN THE TWO AND A HALF

YEARS THAT SHE HAS BEEN

HERE AT THE CHILDREN'S

HOME, SHE HAS RECEIVED

GOOD FOOD AND THE LOVE OF

CHILDREN SHE NOW CALLS

BRODBROTHERS AND SISTERS.

AND THIS IS ONE OF HER

HOUSE PARENTS, WHO CARES

FOR HER.

I BELIEVE THAT GOD

BROUGHT DITERI TO US.

WHENEVER I LOOK AT HER,

I'M REMINDED OF THE GRACE

AND LOVE OF GOD.

Reporter: NOW

SURROUNDED BY HER BIG

FAMILY, SHE IS THRIVING.

SHE LOVES TO WORSHIP AND

TO RAISE HER LITTLE HANDS

IN PRAISE TO THE LORD.

AND THANKS TO CBN'S

"ORPHANS' PROMISE," DITERI

WILL HAVE A SAFE PLACE TO

LIVE FOR AS LOPPIN LONG AS SHE

NEEDS IT.

SHE KNOWS THAT WE LOVE

HER AND THAT THIS IS HER

HOME NOW.

I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE

WHO HAS HELPED US.

Terry: DITERI IS ONE

OF THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS

OF CHILDREN THAT YOU'VE

TOUCHED THROUGH "ORPHANS'

PROMISE," CBN'S OUTREACH

TO VULNERABLE AND ORPHANED

CHILDREN AROUND THE WORLD.

THANK YOU.

Gordon: ALL RIGHT,

I'VE GOT SOME GREAT NEWS.

THIS IS ABSOLUTELY

WONDERFUL.

IN NEW YORK, UG EUGENE HAS A

CALL SIGN AND HE SAYS, YOU

CAN COUNT ON ME FOR

$30,000.

Terry: WHOA!

THANK YOU!

Gordon: THAT SENDS US

OVER THE TOP ON THIS

CHALLENGE.

IT WAS $165,000.

AND AGAINST THAT YOU GAVE

$185,000.

> WE LEAVE YOU TODAY

WITH THESE WORDS FROM

ACTS: "REMEMBER THE WORDS

OF THE LORD JESUS, THAT HE

SAID IT IS MORE BLESSED TO

GIVE THAN TO RECEIVE."

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