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The 700 Club - September 15, 2016

Renee struggled to keep going due to her failing business and her husband’s job loss. Then she learned a strategy for weathering a financial crisis and coming out much better than before. Find out what she did. Read Transcript


Gordon: WELL, THE

RACE TO THE WHITE HOUSE

SEEMS TO BE GETTING

TIGHTER BY THE DAY.

NOW DONALD TRUMP IS

GAINING GROUND IN TWO OF

THE MOST IMPORTANT SWING

STATES, OHIO AND FLORIDA.

Terry: WITH HILLARY

CLINTON'S LEAD IN THE

POLLS DECLINING, SHE HEADS

BACK TO THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL

TODAY AS HER HEALTH

CONTINUES TO BE A BIG

ISSUE.

CAITLIN BURKE HAS THAT

STORY.

Caitlin: DUALING

MEDICAL RELEASES IN THE

FIGHT FOR THE WHITE HOUSE.

APPEARING ON THE

TELEVISION SHOW DR. OZ,

DONALD TRUMP OFFERED UP

SOME NEW INFORMATION ON

HIS HEALTH.

IF ELECTED THE AT AGE

70, YOU'LL BE THE OLDEST

PERSON TO EVER ENTER THE

OVAL OFFICE.

WHY DO YOU THINK YOU HAVE

THE STAMINA FOR THE JOB?

I FEEL AS GOOD TODAY AS

I DID WHEN I WAS 30.

Reporter: AND HE

HANDEDED THE SHOW'S HOST

RECORDS WITH DETAILED

MEDICAL INFORMATION.

AND CLINTON PROVIDED MORE

INFORMATION ABOUT HER

PNEUMONIA DIAGNOSIS AND

GENERAL HEALTH.

HER DOCTORS SAYING SHE IS

RECOVERING AND IS FIT TO

SERVE AS PRESIDENT.

BOTH CANDIDATES ARE BACK

ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL

TODAY, WITH TRUMP SET TO

MAKE A SPEECH ON THE

ECONOMY AT THE ECONOMIC

CLUB OF NEW YORK.

CLINTON, MEANWHILE, WILL

SPEND THE DAY IN ONE OF

THE KEY SWING STATES IN

THE ELECTION, NORTH

CAROLINA.

PARTIAL POLLS SHONATIONAL POLLS SHOW A VER Y

TIGHT RACE, INCLUDING IN

BATTLEGROUND STATES.

BUT TRUMP IS GAINING

GROUND.

ACCORDING TO A NEW POLL,

HE HAS PULLED AHEAD OF

CLINTON IN BOTH OHIO,

WHERE HE LEADS BY FIVE

POINTS, AND FLORIDA, WHERE

HE HAS A THREE-POINT LEAD.

STILL, THIS RACE HAS TAKEN

SEVERAL TWISTS AND TURNS,

AND MORE MAY LIE AHEAD,

ESPECIALLY WITH ALL THREE

PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES YET

TO COME.

CAITLIN BURKE, CBN NEWS.

Gordon: I HAVE THIS

FUNNY FEELING THAT ONCE

THE ELECTION IS OVER, THE

RACE FOR 2020 WILL BEGIN

THE VERY NEXT DAY.

AND WHAT WONDERFUL NEWS

THAT IS.

> WELL, IN OTHER NEWS,

NORTH CAROLINA HAS LOST

ANOTHER SPORTS

CHAMPIONSHIP OVER ITS

CONTROVERSIAL BATHROOM

LAW.

JOHN JESSUP HAS THAT STORY

FROM OUR CBN NEWS BUREAU

IN WASHINGTON.

John: THAT'S RIGHT,

GORDON.

THE ATLANTIC COAST

CONFERENCE IS PULLING ITS

NEUTRAL SITE CHAMPIONSHIPS

OUT OF NORTH CAROLINA FOR

THE 2016-2017 SEASON.

THE ACTIONS FOLLOW THE

LEAD OF THE NCAA, WHICH IS

ALSO MOVING ITS

CHAMPIONSHIP FOR THE

SCHOOL YEAR.

AND THE NBA ALSO WITHDREW

ITS ALL-STAR GAME FROM

CHARLOTTE.

THOSE RULES ARE IN

RESPONSE TO THE BATHROOM

LAW, ACCORDING PEOPLE TO

USE BATHROOMS ACCORDING TO

THREE BIOLOGICAL SEX.

> G.O.P. LEADERS HAVE

DECIDED TO DELAY IN

PEACHING THE COMMISSIONER

OF THE I.R.S. FOR NOW.

THEY BELIEVE THE I.R.S.

ILLEGALLY TARGETED

CONSERVATIVE GROUPS LIKE

THE TEA PARTY.

REPUBLICANS SAY

COMMISSIONER JOHN COSCANIN

TRIED TO DISRUPT THEIR

INVESTIGATIONS INTO THOSE

CLAIMS.

THEY'RE HOLDING OFF

IMPEACHING HIM UNTIL HE

ANSWERS THE CHARGES IN

TESTIMONY BEFORE CONGRESS.

IF AN IMPEACHMENT VOTE IS

HELD, IT WON'T BE UNTIL

AFTER THE NOVEMBER

ELECTIONS.

> RELIGIOUS BELIEFS AND

FAITH-BASED BUSINESSES ARE

BIRBIGGER THAN APPLE AND

GOOGLE COMBINED.

THE STUDY LOOKED AT

FAITH-BASED ENTERPRISES,

LIKE CHURCHES, CHARITIES,

HOSPITALS, ALONG WITH

CHRISTIAN BOOKS,

TELEVISION, AND MUSIC.

OVERALL, RELIGION

CONTRIBUTES SOME

$378 BILLION A YEAR TO THE

AMERICAN ME.

> WE'LL BE BACK WITH

MORE OF "THE 700 CLUB"

AFTER THIS.

Gordon: RENEE SANTORO

HAS A WAY TO DESCRIBE LAST

DECADE'S GREAT RECESSION.

SHE CALLS IT THE DARK

AGES.

SHE WAS A REAL ESTATE

AGING WHEN THE HOUSING

BUBBLE BURST.

RENEE WAS TENS OF

THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN

DEBT, AND HERE IS WHAT SHE

DID TO REBUILD HER LIFE.

Reporter: RENEE

SANTORO IS ONE OF THE MOST

SUCCESSFUL REAL ESTATE

AGENTS IN CHARLOTTE, NORTH

CAROLINA.

FINDING PEOPLE HOMES IS

MY FAVORITE THING.

OH, IT IS SO FULFILLING

BECAUSE IT IS THE AMERICAN

DREAM.

AND YOU'RE A PART OF IT.

Reporter: BUT IN THE

RECESSION OF 2008, THE

REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY WAS

HIT HARD.

HOUSING PRICES PLUMMETTED,

AND HOME SALES DRIED UP.

LEAVING RENEE AND OTHER

REALTORS SCRAPING TO MAKE

A LIVING.

I CALL THEM THE DARK

AGES.

EVERYTHING WAS DEAD FOR A

WHILE AROUND HERE.

REAL ESTATE JUST CAME TO A

HALT.

MY HUSBAND DIDN'T HAVE A

JOB.

WE LEFT OUR WHOLE PENSION,

SO WE ENDED UP EATING

CANNEDED FOOD.

WITH THE MONEY WE HAD, WE

PAID OUR MORTGAGE.

Reporter: THEY USED

CREDIT CARDS FOR FOOD AND

OTHER LIVING EXPENSES.

I WAS HAVING ANXIETY

MORE AND MORE AND NOT

SLEEPING.

I WASN'T HAPPY.

IT WAS JUST GETTING

THROUGH THE DAY.

Reporter: AND THEN

RENEE SUFFERED ANOTHER

SETBACK.

HER BELOVED FATHER DIED.

I WAS AT THE END OF MY

ROPE.

Reporter: THAT'S WHEN

RENEE DECIDED TO REACH OUT

TO GOD FOR HELP.

IT WAS AT THE POINT

WHEN I CRIED OUT, JESUS,

WHERE ARE YOU?

AND RENEE REDEDICATED HER

LIFE TO JESUS CHRIST AND

STARTED GOING TO CHURCH.

AND SHE BEGAN WATCHING

"THE 700 CLUB" FOR

ENCOURAGEMENT.

AND THAT'S WHERE SHE

LEARNED ABOUT TITHING AND

GIVING OFFERINGS.

I LEARNED THAT HE GIVES

US SO MUCH.

HE GAVE HIS LIFE.

ALL WE CAN DO IS AT LEAST

GIVE WHAT WE MAKE TO THE

STEWARD.

IF WE WORK AND GET A

PAYCHECK, WE CERTAINLY

SHOULD GIVE OUR PART.

Reporter: SO RENEE

STARTED TITHING ON EVERY

COMMISSION CHECK.

AND IN 2010, SHE JOINED

"THE 700 CLUB."

BY THE END OF THAT YEAR --

I STARTED TO SEE THINGS

HAPPENING.

MY HUSBAND GOT A JOB.

HE MADE MORE MONEY THAN

BEFORE.

EVERY TIME I GAVE OUT, MY

PHONE RANG AND I GOT

ANOTHER CUSTOMER.

THE MORE I TITHE, THE MORE

MY BUSINESS GROWS.

Reporter: SOON, RENEE

DECIDED TO DOUBLE HER

PLEDGE TO CBN.

I WATCHED "THE 700

CLUB," AND I STARTED

CRYING EVERY TIME I SAW

PEOPLE IN THIRD WORLD

COUNTRIES.

YOU SEE WHERE YOU'RE MONEY

GOES TO THESE LITTLE

ORPHANS.

IT TOUCHED MY SOUL.

Reporter: BY 2012,

RENEE'S REAL ESTATE SALES

HAD DOUBLED.

AND SHE RECEIVED A

PROMOTION.

IN 2015, HER COMMISSION

DOUBLED AGAIN.

AND SHE HAS PAID OFF

ALMOST ALL OF HER CREDIT

CARD DEBT.

TITHING HAS CHANGED MY

LIFE BECAUSE I HAVE SEEN

THE JOY AND ALSO THE

PROVISION HE HAS GIVEN ME.

AND IT'S ONLY FOR GOD'S

GLORY, BUT IT IS MORE THAN

THAT.

IT IS MORE FULFILLING TO

BE A GIVER THAN A TAKER.

I WAS BLESSED MORE THAN I

CAN IMAGINE.

Gordon: YOU CAN BE

BLESSED MORE THAN YOU CAN

IMAGINE.

HERE IT IS, AND IT'S A

PROMISE FROM GOD IN

MALACHI: "BRING ALL OF THE

TITHES INTO THE

STOREHOUSE, THAT THERE MAY

BE FOOD IN MY HOUSE, AND

PROVE ME NOW IN THIS, SAYS

THE LORD OF HOSTS, IF I

WILL NOT OPEN FOR YOU THE

WHIPPEWINDOWS OF HEAVEN AND POUR

OUT A BLESSING THAT THERE

WILL NOT BE ROOM ENOUGH TO

RECEIVE IT."

WELL, A LITTLE BIT GOES A

LONG WAY.

THAT WAS A HARD LESSON FOR

CARRIE TO LEARN.

HERE IS HOW A SMALL CHANGE

GOT HER BACK IN THE BLACK.

Reporter: CARRIE

COULDN'T UNDERSTAND WHY

SHE WAS ALWAYS BEHIND ON

HER BILLS, ESPECIALLY

WORKING TWO JOBS.

I WAS PRETTY MISERABLE,

JUST ALWAYS FEELING IN

TROUBLE AND BURDENED AND

EXTREMELY STRESSED BECAUSE

I WOULD BE AFRAID, OH, MY

GOSH, AM I GOING TO HAVE

ENOUGH MONEY FOR

GROCERIES, OR IS MY

ELECTRICITY GETTING CUT

OFF?

Reporter: CARRIE WENT

TO A FINANCIAL COUNSELLOR

TO GET HELP.

IT WAS THERE SHE REALIZED

HER PROBLEM.

I WAS SPENDING MONEY,

AND NOT REALIZING HOW MUCH

I WAS SPENDING.

$2 OR $3 A DAY SPENDING A

DAY ON A CUP OF COFFEE,

AND THAT ADDS UP.

SEEING MY EXPENSES IN

FRONT OF ME ON A SPREAD

SHEET, BEING TOLD YOU

ACTUALLY DO MAKE ENOUGH

MONEY.

Reporter: THEY TAUGHT

CARRIE HOW TO MANAGE HER

MONEY, AND THAT INCLUDED

GOING ON A BUDGET AND

TITHING OFF ALL OF HER

INCOME, SOMETHING SHE

THOUGHT SHE COULDN'T DO.

I HAD HEARD ABOUT IT,

AND I ALWAYS THOUGHT THAT

SAME THING: I CAN'T AFFORD

TO DO IT.

BECAUSE I DIDN'T MAKE

ENOUGH MONEY.

I WAS ALWAYS SO AFRAID.

Reporter: CARRIE

FOLLOWED THEIR ADVICE,

STICKING TO HER BUDGET AND

TITHING.

WHEN SHE MADE THE

ADJUSTMENT TO TITHING OFF

BOTH PAYCHECKS, SHE

NOTICED A CHANGE WITH HER

PART-TIME JOB SELLING

FURNITURE.

I WAS MAKING ABOUT $200

TO $400 A PAYCHECK.

AND ONCE THE SHIFT

STARTED, $1,000, $1100 IN

ONE PAYCHECK.

AND THAT'S ONE DAY A WEEK.

TO SEE THAT COME IN, AND

TO REALIZE, OH, MY GOSH,

THE LORD REALLY HAS BEEN

MY SOURCE.

AND HE'S SEEN THAT I'VE

BEEN OBEDIENT, IT JUST

BLEW ME AWAY.

Reporter: AND THEN

CARRIE SAYS GOD ASKED HER

TO QUIT HER PART-TIME JOB,

AND SHE TOOK THAT LEAP OF

FAITH.

AND SINCE THAT TIME,

CARRIE SAYS HER FINANCES

HAVEN'T SKIPPED A BEAT.

EVEN AFTER I TITHE AND

PAY MY BILLS, I STILL HAVE

THE SAME AMOUNT IN MY

ACCOUNT.

AND I JUST LAUGH BECAUSE

THAT'S THE LORDMENT.

ReporterLORD.

Reporter: AND NOW

CARRIE HAS THE RESOURCES

TO SUPPORT MINISTRIES SHE

LOVES, LIKE CBN AND

"ORPHANS' PROMISE."

I LOVE ANYTHING THAT

HAS TO DO WITH LITTLE

ONES, AND THEM FINDING

GOOD HOMES.

YOU KNOW, WATCHING THE

STORIES ABOUT THEM JUST

KIND OF TUGS AT YOUR

HEART.

I FEEL LIKE I REALLY HAVE

TO GIVE TO THAT BECAUSE I

LOVE CHILDREN.

SO MANY PEOPLE SAY, I

CAN'T AFFORD IT.

WELL, YOU CAN'T AFFORD NOT

TO.

BECAUSE OUR MONEY ACTUALLY

IS NOT OURS.

IT ALL BELONGS TO THE

LORD.

HE WANTS TO SEE WE TRUST

HIM ENOUGH AND BELIEVE IN

HIM ENOUGH, THAT HE IS

GOING TO TAKE CARE OF US.

Gordon: HERE IS WHAT

HAPPENS WHEN YOU TRUST HIM

AND YOU TRUST HIM WITH

YOUR FINANCES.

PSALM 37: "TRUST IN THE

LORD AND DO GOOD, THEN YOU

WILL LIVE SAFELY IN THE

LAND OF PROSPER.

TAKE DELIGHT IN THE LORD,

AND HE WILL GIVE YOU YOUR

HEART'S DESIRE."

HERE IS SOMETHING THAT IS

JUST A PRINCIPLE.

AND WHEN YOU ACT IN

ACCORDANCE WITH THE

PRINCIPLE, YOU'LL GET THE

SAME RESULTS.

WHAT YOU SAW HAPPEN TO

CARRIE CAN HAPPEN TO YOU

IF YOU JUST FOLLOW THAT

PRINCIPLE.

"NEWSHOUR" I'VE GONOW, I'VE GOT SOME GREAT

NEWS.

WE'VE GOT SOME PARTNERS

FROM FLORIDA WHO SAY, WE

LOVE GIVING TO CBN AND WE

WANT TO CHALLENGE PEOPLE

TO GIVE.

UNTIL THE END OF THE HOUR,

THEY'LL MATCH YOUR GIVING,

DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR,

$90,000.

LORD, WE ASK FOR BLESSING

OVER THIS.

WE ASK FOR BLESSING FOR

THE PARTNERS FROM FLORIDA

WHO MADE IT POSSIBLE TO

ISSUE THE CHALLENGE.

AND FOR THOSE WATCHING,

MAKING DECISIONS, LORD,

SPEAK TO THEM, BE WITH

THEM.

FOR WE ASK IT ALL IN

JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

$90,000 IS THE CHALLENGE

AMOUNT.

45 MINUTES, 25 SECONDS IS

THE CLOCK.

WHAT ARE WE ASKING YOU TO

DO?

WE'RE ASKING YOU THE JOIN

"THE 700 CLUB."

HOW MUCH IS THAT?

JUST $20 A MONTH, 65 CENTS

A DAY.

SOME CAN JOIN AT A HIGHER

LEVEL, AND WE HAVE "THE

700 CLUB" GOLD, WHICH IS

$40 A MONTH.

THE THOUSAND CLUB IS $84 A

MONTH.

AT WHATEVER LEVEL, CALL US

NOW.

WE HAVE A $90,000

CHALLENGE.

AND THAT MEANS YOUR GIVING

IS AUTOMATICALLY MATCHED

DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR, UP TO

AND INCLUDING $90,000.

SO CALL US NOW.

TERRY?

Terry: WE WANT YOU TO

HAVE SOMETHING HAD IS

GOING TO BLESS YOUR PRAYER

LIFE.

IT IS PAT ROBERTSON

READING THE BOOK OF JOHN.

IT HAS BEEN CALLED GOD'S

LOVE LETTER TO US.

THIS TWO C.D. SET IS OUR

GIFT TO YOU WHEN YOU

BECOME A "700 CLUB"

PARTNER.

IT IS THE PERFECT WAY TO

SOAK IN THE WORD OF GOD.

TAKE A LOOK.

Pat: HELLO, THIS IS

PAT ROBERTSON.

I'VE JUST FINISHED

RECORDING ONE OF THE MOST

BELOVED BOOKS IN ALL OF

THE BIBLE, THE GOSPEL

ACCORDING TO JOHN.

"I AM THE RESURRECTION AND

THE LIGHT --.

THE ONE WHO BELIEVES IN ME

WILL LIVE, EVEN THOUGH

THEY DIE."

MY HOPE IS YOU'LL USE THIS

RECORDING TO ALLOW THE

WORD OF GOD TO ABIDE IN

YOU.

"IF YOU REMAIN IN ME AND

MY WORDS REMAIN IN YOU,

ASK WHATEVER YOU WISH AND

IT WILL BE DONE FOR YOU."

> LISTEN TO IT AGAIN AND

AGAIN, AND SPEAK THE WORDS

ALONG WITH ME.

LET THESE GREAT PASSAGES

FILL YOUR HEART AS THE

WORD OF GOD TRANSFORMS

YOUR MIND AND BUILDS YOUR

FAITH.

Announcer: RECEIVE

THE POWER OF GOD'S

LIFE-GIVING WORD, THE

GOSPEL OF JOHN, READ BY

PAT ROBERTSON.

AVAILABLE NOW.

Pat: MAY GOD RICHLY

BLESS YOU AS YOU MEDITATE

ON JESUS.

Terry: FOR THE IMPACT

OF THE WORD TO COME OUT OF

YOUR LIFE, YOU FIRST HAVE

TO PUT IT INTO YOUR HEART

AND MIND.

THIS IS A GREAT TOOL TO DO

THAT.

I HAVE IT PLUGGED INTO MY

CAR.

I LISTEN TO IT ON MY WAY

TO WORK IN THE MORNING AND

HOME AGAIN AT NIGHT AND

WHEN I'M RUNNING ERRANDS

DURING THE DAY.

I THINK YOU'LL FIND IT A

BLESSING IN YOUR LIFE AS

WELL.

IT IS TWO C.D.s, AND IT

IS YOURS WHEN YOU JOIN

"THE 700 CLUB."

GIVE US A CALL.

IT IS 65 CENTS A DAY, $20

A MONTH.

OUR NUMBER IS TOLL-FREE:

1-800-700-7000.

JUST CALL AND SAY, I WANT

TO JOIN "THE 700 CLUB,"

AND WE'LL GET THIS GOSPEL

READING OUT TO YOU RIGHT

AWAY.

GORDON?

Gordon: WELL, MARRIED

COUPLES ARGUE THE MOST

ABOUT MONEY, AND THAT WAS

DEFINITELY TRUE FOR PETE

AND SARAH.

THEY WERE BEHIND ON THEIR

BILLS, AND PETE WAS

BETWEEN JOBS.

SARAH KNEW HOW TO FIX

THEIR FINANCES, BUT PETE

WAS TOO HARD-HEADED TO

LISTEN.

Reporter: PETE

ARCINEGA IS MOST AT HOME

IN THE RING.

HE HAS BEEN COACHING FOR

20 YEARS, AND TRAINS THE

NEXT GENERATION OF

FIGHTERS AT HIS GYM.

I BOX FOR THE MARINE

TEAM, AND I COACH A MARINE

CORPS BOXING TEAM.

IT IS WHAT I LOVE TO DO.

Reporter: JUST A FEW

YEARS AGO, PETE AND HIS

WIFE SARAH WERE HAVING

CLASHES OF THEIR OWN ABOUT

MONEY.

THE CLASHES ESCALATED WHEN

SARAH WANTED TO START

TITHING TO THEIR CHURCH.

IT WAS A CONVICTION I

WAS FEELING, WE HAVE TO

GIVE TO THE CHURCH.

Reporter: THE COUPLE

WAS STRUGGLING TO PAY

THEIR BILLS, AND PETE WAS

CONFLICTED ABOUT WHAT TO

DO.

I WRESTLED IS LOT ABOUT

WHAT I KNEW WAS RIGHT.

SHE WAS RIGHT.

LET'S TITHE.

BUT I WASN'T THERE.

AND SHE WAS.

I THINK GOD WAS TRYING TO

USE HER TO GET ME TO THAT

POINT.

Reporter: REACHING

THAT POINT WOULD TAKE

TIME.

IT STARTED WHEN HE WAS LET

GO FROM HIS JOB IN 2007.

WE GOT BEHIND ON OUR

HOUSE PAYMENT.

EVERY MONTH WE HAD NOTICES

ON OUR DOOR ABOUT OUR

ELECTRICITY.

THERE WAS A LOT OF WORRY

THERE.

Reporter: IT WAS

THEIR CHURCH WHO CAME

THERE WAS WITH FINANCIAL

GIFTS, TO HELP THE COUPLE

THROUGH THAT DIFFICULT

TIME.

AT THAT POINT I

REALIZED, YOU KNOW WHAT?

THERE ARE GOOD PEOPLE OUT

THERE.

AND WE NEED TO START BEING

THE SAME WAY.

Reporter: WHEN PETE

LANDED A NEW JOB TH AT AN

AEROSPACE MANUFACTURING

PLANT, HE AGREED TO START

TITHING, AS LONG AS THEY

HAD THE EXTRA MONEY.

I WAS STILL TRYING TO

BE IN CHARGE OF THINGS

BECAUSE WE WERE

RECOVERING.

Reporter: THEN IN

2011, A FRIEND GAVE PETE A

TRIP TO ISRAEL.

PETE SAYS WHILE WALKING IN

THE FOOTSTEPS OF JESUS,

THE LORD SPOKE TO HIS

HEART.

YOU GO BACK HOME AND

YOU START LIVING FOR ME

AND GIVING TO ME FIRST.

YOU PUT ME FIRST, PERIOD.

AND THAT DID IT.

THAT DID IT.

I MEAN, IT WAS THAT

SIMPLE.

Reporter: ONCE PETE

AND SARAH STARTED TITHING

FAITHFULLY AND

CONSISTENTLY, THEIR

FINANCES TURNED AROUND.

BECAUSE WHAT SHE WAS

SAYING WAS TRUE.

GOD ALWAYS DOES IT.

SOME HOW, SOME WAY.

I GIVE AND YOU JUST POURS

BACK IN.

WE'RE IN GOOD STANDING.

I LOOK AT MY CREDIT NOW

AND IT'S IN GOOD STANDING

EVERYWHERE.

THERE IS NO MORE OF THE

ARGUING ABOUT THE MONEY.

AND THAT WAS OUR BIGGEST

ARGUMENT.

Reporter: SINCE THEN,

THEY'VE ALSO BECOME CBN

PARTNERS.

WHEN I SAW CBN, I SAID,

MAN, THIS IS SO COOL.

THEY HELP EVERYBODY.

THEY HAVE THEIR HAND IN

EVERYTHING.

EVERY KIND OF MINISTRY,

WHETHER IT IS HERE IN THE

UNITED STATES OR WHETHER

IT IS OUTSIDE IN A

DIFFERENT PART OF THE

WORLD.

Reporter: NOW PETE

AND SARAH HAVE PEACE IN

THEIR RELATIONSHIP.

WE'RE BEST FRIENDS.

WE HANG OUT AT THE GYM

TOGETHER.

WE'RE TIGHT.

WE'RE TIGHT.

IT'S A HUGE DIFFERENCE.

HUGE, FROM WHERE WE WERE.

WE'VE GOT TO UNDERSTAND

THAT THE LORD IS THE ONE

WITH THE BANK ACCOUNT.

HE DOESN'T NEED OUR MONEY.

WE NEED HIM.

HE JUST WANTS AN

OPPORTUNITY TO SEE OUR

HEART.

IF WE BLESS HIM, HE WILL

DO WHAT ANY GODFATHER

WOULD DO, HE BLESSES HIS

CHILD BACK.

Gordon: HERE IS THE

PRINCIPLE FOR YOU FROM

PROVERBS 3: "HONOR THE

LORD WITH YOUR

POSSESSIONS, AND WITH THE

FIRST FRUITS OF ALL OF

YOUR INCREASE, SO YOUR

BARNS WILL BE FILLED WITH

PLENTY, AND YOUR VATS WILL

OVERFLOW WITH NEW WINE."

ONCE PETE GOT THE

PRINCIPLE, HONOR THE

LORD -- HONOR HIM, PUT HIM

FIRST -- THAT'S WHEN THE

BLESSINGS HAPPEN.

IF YOU WANT TO START THAT.

GIVE US A CALL,

1-800-700-7000.

JUST SAY, I WANT TO JOIN

"THE 700 CLUB."

HOW MUCH IS THAT?

IT IS JUST $20 A MONTH, 65

CENTS A DAY.

DO IT NOW.

CALL US.

1-800-700-7000.

LET'S GO TO WENDY AT THE

PHONES.

Wendy: THANKS,

GORDON.

WELL, FROM THE BEGINNING

OF TIME TO THE

RESURRECTION, THE BOOK OF

JOHN CONTAINS THE STORY OF

JESUS AS TOLD BY THE

DISCIPLE WHOM HE LOVED.

NOW YOU CAN HEAR IT COME

TO LIFE IN THIS NEW C.D.

BY PAT ROBERTSON.

Pat: "IN THE

BEGINNING WAS THE WORD."

Announcer: FROM

CBN...

Pat: "AND THE WORD

WAS WITH GOD, AND THE WORD

WAS GOD."

Announcer: THE GOSPEL

OF JOHN.

Pat: "THE WORD BECAME

FLESH AND MADE HIS

DWELLING AMONG US."

Announcer: READ BY

PAT ROBERTSON.

Pat: "FOR GOD SO

LOVED THE WORLD HE GAVE

HIS ONE AND ONLY SON THAT

WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM

SHALL NOT PERISH."

Announcer: LET THE

SPOKEN WORD OF GOD

TRANSFORM YOUR MIND AND

INCREASE YOUR FAITH.

Pat: "I HAVE COME

THAT THEY MIGHT HAVE LIFE

AND HAVE IT TO THE FULL."

Announcer: RECEIVE

THE POWER OF GOD'S

LIFE-GIVING WORD.

Pat: "PEACE I LEAVE

WITH YOU.

MY PEACE I GIVE TO YOU.

I DO NOT GIVE TO YOU AS

THE WORLD GIVES.

DO NOT LET YOUR HEARTS BE

TROUBLED AND DO NOT BE

AFRAID."

Announcer: THE GOSPEL

OF JOHN, READ BY PAT

ROBERTSON, AVAILABLE NOW.

Wendy: IF YOU'VE

NEVER READ THE BIBLE, THE

GOSPEL OF JOHN IS THE

PLACE TO START.

IT'S WHERE IT ALL BEGINS.

IT'S WHERE YOU MEET JESUS.

IT IS WHERE YOU LEARN THAT

HE IS TRULY THE SON OF

GOD, THE LIGHT OF THE

WORLD, AND THE ONE WHO

WENT TO THE CROSS FOR YOU

AND FOR ME, TO PAY THE

ULTIMATE PRICE FOR OUR

SINS.

JOHN IS THE BOOK THAT YOU

NOT ONLY WANT TO READ, BUT

YOU WANT TO LISTEN TO IT.

WE'VE MADE IT EASY FOR YOU

TO DO THAT WITH OUR NEW

READING OF JOHN BY PAT

ROBERTSON.

YOU CAN PUT THIS IN YOUR

CAR AND LISTEN TO IT ON

YOUR WAY TO WORK.

IT'S YOURS WHEN YOU BECOME

A "700 CLUB" PARTNER.

1-800-700-7000 IS THE

NUMBER TO CALL.

IF YOU'RE ALREADY A CBN

PARTNER A $20 MONTH -- I

WANT TO SAY THANK YOU SO

MUCH -- BUT I WOULD LIKE

TO CHALLENGE YOU RIGHT NOW

TO GO UP TO OUR GOLD

LEVEL.

THAT'S JUST $40 A MONTH.

WHEN YOU DO THAT, WE'LL

BLESS YOU WITH THREE OF

PAT'S NEW READING OF THE

GOSPEL OF JOHN.

IF YOU CAN GO A LITTLE

HIGHER, THE THOUSAND CLUB

LEVEL IS $84 A MONTH,

WE'RE GOING TO SEND YOU

FIVE OF THESE.

THIS ONE OF THE MOST

IMPORTANT BOOKS OF THE

BIBLE BECAUSE YOU REALLY

GET TO KNOW WHO JESUS IS

AND THE SACRIFICE HE MADE

FOR US.

THIS IS YOURS WHEN YOU

GIVE US A CALL RIGHT NOW.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, AT CBN,

WE'RE MORE THAN JUST A TV

SHOW.

WE HELP PEOPLE AROUND THE

WORLD START NEW LIVES.

INCLUDING ONE DESPERATE

MOTHER IN GEORGIA WHO HAD

TO FLEE AN ABUSIVE

HUSBAND.

43-YEAR-OLD ERMA LIVED

WITH AN ABUSIVE HUSBAND

FOR 13 YEARS.

HER WORST MEMORIES ARE NOT

OF THE VIOLENCE SHE

ENDURED, BUT OF THE

SUFFERING OF HER THREE

CHILDREN.

IT WAS LIKE DEATH FOR

ME WHEN HE WOULD BEAT OUR

SMALL CHILDREN.

WHEN TAM ARR TAMRA WAS THREE YEARS

OLD WHEN HE BEAT HER.

I RUSHED IN TO SAVE HER,

AND THEN HE BEAT ME.

Terry: HER BIGGEST

FEAR WAS ONE DAY HER

HUSBAND WERE KILL THEM

ALL.

SO SHE TOOK HER CHILDREN

AND LEFT.

I WAS AFRAID WE

WOULDN'T HAVE FOOD OR A

HOUSE.

I THOUGHT, YES, WE WILL

STARVE RATHER THAN STAY

HERE.

Terry: AS A SINGLE

MOTHER WITH THREE

CHILDREN, ERMA RECEIVED

$45 A MONTH IN GOVERNMENT

SUPPORT.

IT WAS ONLY ENOUGH FOR TWO

WEEKS OF FOOD.

THEY WERE STARVING

TOGETHER WITH ME.

THEY GOT SICK, TOO, AND

ALMOST DIED BECAUSE WE GOT

NO MEDICINE.

I SAID TO MYSELF, ERMA,

YOU HAVE TO DO SOMETHING.

Terry: ERMA HAD

KNITTING AND SEWING

SKILLS, BUT WITH NO MONEY

FOR SUPPLIES, SHE COULD

ONLY KNIT AND SELL A FEW

ITEMS.

I BEGAN TO PRAY TO GOD,

PLEASE PROVIDE ME WITH

YARN AND FABRIC SO I CAN

MAKE MORE MONEY TO FEED MY

FAMILY.

Terry: A CHURCH THAT

PARTNERS WITH CBN'S

"ORPHANS' PROMISE" HEARD

ABOUT ERMA AND HER

CHILDREN.

WE BROUGHT FOOD AND A

SPECIAL INVITATION TO THE

"ORPHANS' PROMISE"

TRAINING CENTER, HOSTED BY

THE CHURCH.

I ENJOY BEING IN THE

CENTER.

I HAVE NEW FRIENDS THERE.

THE KIDS ALWAYS COME

HOME FULL FROM THERE.

THEY SAY, MOM, WE HAVE

ALREADY EATEN.

Terry: BUT WE WANTED

TO DO MORE TO HELP ERMA.

SO WE BOUGHT HER A SEWING

MACHINE AND ALL OF THE

SUPPLIES SHE NEEDS TO

START A SMALL BUSINESS.

IT IS A BEAUTIFUL DAY

FOR ME.

I WILL BE ABLE TO DO

BEDDING AND TOWELS AND

KNIT SWEATERS WITH THE

HELP OF YOUR GIFT.

I AM VERY HAPPY.

YOU GET A VERY BIG

THANK YOU FROM ALL OF US.

MY KIDS NO LONGER GO

HUNGRY.

EVERYTHING IS FINE WITH US

NOW.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR

THAT.

Terry: JESUS SAID HE

CAME TO SET THE CAPTIVE

FREE.

AND HE WANTS US TO HAVE

LIFE AND HAVE IT

ABUNDANTLY.

YOU GAVE THAT TO ERMA AND

HER CHILDREN.

WE SAY THANK YOU, "700

CLUB" MEMBERS, YOU'RE

MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN

IT'THELIVES OF HUNDREDS OF

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE AROUND

THE WORLD.

IF YOU'RE NOT A "700 CLUB"

MEMBER, THIS IS THE DAY

YOU NEED TO JOIN.

IT MEANS YOUR TOUCHING AND

GIVING HOPE AND A FUTURE

TO PEOPLE WHO WITHOUT YOU,

WOULDN'T HAVE IT.

OUR NUMBER IS TOLL-FREE:

1-800-700-7000.

JUST CALL AND SAY, I WANT

TO JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

THERE ARE LOTS OF

DIFFERENT CLUB LEVELS FOR

YOU TO JOIN AT.

PICK A CLUB LEVEL AND LIVE

EXPECTANTLY ON HOW GOD IS

GOING TO USE YOU TO TOUCH

THE WORLD.

Gordon: FOR YEARS,

THE FANG FAMILY LOOKED AT

THEIR DAUGHTER AND WORRIED

EVERY DAY WOULD BE HER

LAST.

SHE HAD A HEART CONDITION,

AND THEY HAD NO WAY TO PAY

FOR HER SURGERY.

Terry: WHEN SHIN WERE WERE WUI

WAS FIVE YEARS OLD,

DOCTORS SAID SHE HAD A

HOLE IN HER HEART.

AND IF SHE DIDN'T GET

SURGERY, SHE WAS GOING TO

DIE.

IT FELT LIKE SOMEONE

WAS CLENCHING MY HEART AND

TRYING TO STOP ME FROM

BREATHING ALL OF THE TIME.

Terry: FOR YEARS HER

PARENTS WORKED AT FARMERS,

BUT THEY WERE NEVER ABLE

TO MAKE ENOUGH FOR THE

SURGERY, AND TIME WAS

RUNNING OUT.

I COULDN'T STAND TO SEE

HER TORTURED LIKE THAT.

I WAS SO AFRAID THAT SHE

WOULDN'T MAKE IT.

I WISH IT HAD BEEN ME WITH

THE HEART TROUBLE INSTEAD.

IT IS THE SAME FEELING

ANY PARENT AROUND THE

WORLD WOULD HAVE WHEN YOU

SEE YOUR CHILD LYING

HELPLESS IN A BED, AND YOU

CAN'T DO ANYTHING.

Terry: A FEW

SOMETIMES SHIN WUI

FAINTEDED AT SCHOOL.

DOCTORS WORRIED SHE WAS

GOING TO HAVE A HEART

ATTACK.

SOMETIMES I WISHED I

HAD NEVER BEEN BORN

BECAUSE I WAS SUCH A HUGE

BURDEN TO MY PARENTS.

MANY TIMES I ASKED GOD TO

PLEASE HELP US.

Terry: MR. AN MR. AND

MRS. FANG PRAYED FOR THE

SAME THING.

WHEN SHIN WUI WAS 12, A

TEAM FROM CBN HEARD ABOUT

HER AND QUICKLY PAID FOR

HER SURGERY.

DOCTORS REPAIRED HER

HEART, AND NOW SHE IS THE

PICTURE OF HEALTH.

I'VE BEEN GIVEN A BRAND

NEW START.

SHE'S HAPPY AND IS

ALWAYS POSITIVE.

IT IS LIKE THE WIND BLEW

AWAY THE DARK CLOUDS AND

THE SUNSHINE HAS COME OUT.

GOD HEARD OUR PRAYERS.

OUR GOD IS SO MERCIFUL.

AND CBN IS LIKE AN ANGEL

FOR GIVING ME SURGERY.

NOW I KNOW GOD REALLY

LOVES ME.

I CAN FEEL IT IN MY HEART.

Gordon: I CAN FEEL IT

IN MY HEART.

GOD LOVES ME.

YOU WERE PART OF THAT.

IF YOU'RE A MEMBER OF "THE

700 CLUB," THANK YOU.

IF YOU'RE NOT A MEMBER,

JOIN WITH US.

JOIN IN EVERYTHING WE'RE

DOING AROUND THE WORLD.

WE'RE HELPING PEOPLE IN

VERY TANGIBLE WAYS.

YOU HELP TO SPONSOR

SPECIAL SURGERIES, LIKE

THE ONE YOU JUST SAW.

YOU HELP SPONSOR WATER

WELLS, SO PEOPLE CAN HAVE

FRESH DRINKING WATER, AND

IT GETS RID OF ALL KINDS

OF INTESTINAL PARASITES.

IT IS AMAZING, THE

TRANSFORMATION THAT

HAPPENS.

YOU'RE PART OF

"SUPERBOOK."

YOU'RE PART OF "ORPHANS'

PROMISE." YOUR PAR YOU'RE A PART OF

"OPERATION BLESSING."

SO JOIN WITH US.

CALL 1-800-700-7000 AND

SAY, YES, I WANT TO JOIN

"THE 700 CLUB."

LET'S GO TO WENDY AT THE

PHONES.

Wendy: THANK YOU,

GORDON.

LET'S FACE IT, LIFE CAN

GET HECTIC.

SO WE'VE MADE IT EASY FOR

YOU TO IMMERSE YOURSELF IN

THE BOOK OF JOHN AS READ

BY PAT ROBERTSON.

YOU CAN LISTEN TO IT WHILE

YOU'RE DRIVING IN THE CAR,

AND IT IS OUR GIFT TO YOU

WHEN YOU JOIN "THE 700

CLUB."

Announcer: LET THE

SPOKEN WORD OF GOD

TRANSFORM YOUR MIND.

Wendy: IF THE BIBLE

WAS A BODY, THE GOSPEL OF

JOHN WOULD BE THE HEART.

IT'S THE HEARTBEAT OF THE

BIBLE.

IT IS WHERE YOU MEET

JESUS.

IT IS WHERE YOU DISCOVER

HOW MUCH HE LOVES YOU.

AND WHAT HE DID FOR YOU

2,000 YEARS AGO ON THE

CROSS, AND WHAT HE IS

STILL DOING FOR YOU TODAY.

PAIN YOU'RE SAYING, I JUST

DON'T FEEL WORTHY.

WELL, GOD THOUGHT YOU WERE

SO WORTHY THAT HE SENT HIS

ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, JESUS,

TO DIE FOR YOU THAT YOU

WOULD HAVE ETERNAL LIFE.

THAT'S JOHN 3: 16, THAT

I'M QUOTING.

THAT'S IN THE GOSPEL OF

JOHN.

SOMETIMES IT IS HARD TO

TAKE TIME TO READ THE

BIBLE, BUT WE WANT TO MAKE

IT EASY FORTUNATE YOU TO FOR YOU TO GET,

PROBABLY, I BELIEVE, THE

MOST IMPORTANT GOSPEL.

YOU CAN GET FED BY THE

WORD OF GOD.

YOU KNOW, WE CANNOT EXPECT

TO HAVE A REAL

RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS OR

WITH GOD UNLESS WE KNOW

HIM.

AND THE ONLY WAY TO KNOW

HIM IS TO KNOW HIS WORD,

IS TO KNOW WHAT HE SAID.

OF ALL OF THE BOOKS IN THE

BIBLE, IN THE GOSPEL OF

JOHN YOU HEAR FROM JESUS.

IT IS OUR GIFT TO YOU WHEN

YOU GIVE US A CALL AND

SAY, YES, I WANT TO JOIN

"THE 700 CLUB."

$20 A MONTH, 65 CENTS A

DAY, IS ALL IT TAKES TO

BECOME A CBN PARTNER.

I WOULD LIKE TO CHALLENGE

YOU TO GO UP TO OUR GOLD

LEVEL.

IT IS JUST $40 A MONTH.

WHEN YOU DO THAT, WE'RE

GOING TO BLESS YOU WITH

THREE C.D.s.

IF YOU CAN GO TO OUR

THOUSAND LEVEL, WE'RE

GOING TO BLESS YOU WITH

FIVE OF PAT'S NEW READING.

THINK ABOUT FOUR PEOPLE

WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM THIS.

THIS IS YOURS WHEN YOU

GIVE US A CALL RIGHT NOW.

GORDON?

Gordon: TED AND LINDA

LOVE BEING ON AN OPEN ROAD

IN A CLASSIC CAR.

AND THEY ALSO LOVE

WATCHING "THE 700 CLUB,"

AND WITH GOOD REASON.

TAKE A LOOK.

Reporter: TED AND

LINDA ARE BOTH RETIRED AND

LOVING LIFE.

THEY'VE ALSO BEEN LOYAL

"700 CLUB" VIEWERS FOR

YEARS.

THEY WERE BOTH WATCHING

THE SHOW WHEN THEY GAVE

THEIR LIVES TO JESUS

CHRIST.

I LOOKED INTO THAT TV,

AND HE SAYS, IF YOU DIE

RIGHT NOW, DO YOU KNOW

WHERE YOU'RE GOING?

AND I JUST KIND OF TURNED

AND LOOKED AT LINDA, AND I

SAID, I DON'T KNOW.

I DON'T THINK SO.

WE STARTED WATCHING IT

EVERY DAY FROM THAT NIGHT

ON.

WE KNEW THAT GOD WAS

SPEAKING TO US.

AND IT WAS DEFINITELY

THROUGH "THE 700 CLUB."

Reporter: A FEW WEEKS

LAILATER THEY SAW PAT

TEACHING ON GIVING.

Pat: LOOK TO HIM, DO

WHAT HE SAYS, AND THEN

WATCH WHAT HE'LL DO FOR

YOU.

Reporter: LINDA WAS

EXCITED TO TRY IT OUT.

TED, ON THE OTHER HAND,

WAS RELUCTANT.

HOW I GREW UP, THERE

WAS NOTHING LIKE THAT, YOU

KNOW.

I NEVER HEARD NOTHING

ABOUT TITHING.

SO WHEN SHE STARTED

MENTIONING ABOUT TAKING

SOME OF OUR MONEY, I

THOUGHT, WHOA, NOW, WAIT A

MINUTE.

Reporter: BUT AFTER

STUDYING WHAT THE BIBLE

SAID ABOUT GIVING, HE

JUMPED ON BOARD.

THEY STARTING TITHING TO

THEIR LOCAL CHURCH AND

GIVING $15 A MONTH TO CBN.

WHENEVER WE GAVE, WE

GOT BLESSED.

ONE WAY OR ANOTHER, WE GOT

BLESSED.

IT WASN'T TO GIVE TO GET,

BUT IT JUST HAPPENED.

AFTER WE JUST KEPT

GIVING IT JUST GOT TO BE

JUST A NATURAL THING.

THE LORD BLESSED US SO

GOOD TO WHERE OUR HOUSE --

WE DIDN'T OWE MONEY ON THE

HOUSE.

Reporter: THEY SAY

GOD HAS HONORED THEIR

GIVING OVER THE PAST 30

YEARS.

WHEN TED LOST HIS JOB

AFTER HIS EMPLOYER OF 24

YEARS SHUT DOWN, THE

COUPLE CONTINUED TO GIVE.

I JUST SAID, OKAY,

LORD, YOU SAID TEST ME AND

PROVE ME.

I'M GOING TO CONTINUE TO

WRITE THESE CHECKS.

AND MONEY WOULD COME IN

FROM PEOPLE THAT OWED US

MONEY THAT I HAD FORGOTTEN

ABOUT.

HE IMMEDIATELY GOT ANOTHER

JOB.

I MEAN, HE ALWAYS TAKES

CARE OF US.

Reporter: TED AND

LINDA HAVE INCREASED THEIR

GIVING TO CBN TO OVER $400

A MONTH.

THEY SAY THEIR REWARD

ISN'T FINANCIAL GAIN.

IT'S THE JOY OF HELPING

OTHERS.

THE LORD IS THE CENTER

OF IT ALL.

YOU'RE BEING A WITNESS OF

LOVE WHEN YOU GIVE TO

OTHERS, AND WHAT JOY IT IS

WHEN YOU SEE ON TV WHAT

YOUR MONEY IS GOING FOR.

"OPERATION BLESSING,"

MILITARY, ORPHANS -- AND

YOU KNOW THAT YOU'RE PART

OF IT.

I WOULD SAY, HEY, TRY

IT.

JUST TRY IT.

ALL KINDS OF PEOPLE SAY

YOU CAN NEVER OUTGIVE GOD,

AND YOU CAN'T.

Gordon: YOU CAN'T

EVER OUTGIVE GOD.

YOU REALLY CAN'T.

IT IS THE ONLY TIME WE GET

TO TEST HIM.

WE GET TO TEST HIM WITH

OUR TITHES AND OFFERINGS.

AND HE SAYS, PROVE ME NOW

ON THIS IF I WILL NOT OPEN

FOR YOU THE WINDOWS OF

HEAVEN.

IF YOU WANT TO HAVE THAT

HAPPEN IN YOUR LIFE, ALL

YOU HAVE TO DO IS DO THE

SAME THING TED AND LINDA

DID.

FIRST GET YOUR HEART RIGHT

WITH GOD AND THEN HONOR

HIS WORD, LIVE ACCORDING

TO HIS PRINCIPLES, AND

THEN THE BLESSINGS WILL

COME.

IF YOU WANT TO START THAT,

CALL US: 1-800-700-7000.

TERRY?

Terry: JASON KEEN

LOVES COMING HOME TO HIS

WIFE AND FAMILY, BUT HE

ALSO LOVES GOING TO WORK.

JASON IS THANKFUL THAT HE

HAS A JOB BECAUSE NOT LONG

AGO HE WAS UNEMPLOYED AND

BURNING THROUGH HIS LIFE

SAVINGS.

Reporter: THE KEEN

HOUSEHOLD IS ALWAYS FULL

OF ENERGY, ESPECIALLY WHEN

DAD GETS HOME.

IT IS A VERY JOYOUS

EVENT WHEN I COME HOME.

THEY'VE MISSED ME ALL DAY,

AND IT IS A BLESSING TO

COME THROUGH THE DOOR AND

BE GREETED BY A HAPPY

FAMILY.

Reporter: BUT TIMES

WEREN'T ALWAYS EASY FOR

THIS FAMILY OF SIX.

AFTER 17 YEARS WITH THE

SAME COMPANY, JASON WAS

LET GO DO TO DOWNSIZING.

WE WERE FACING A LONG

TIME WITHOUT ANY REAL

RELIABLE SOURCE OF INCOME.

IT HAD BEEN HARD AFTER

HE HAD BEEN UNEMPLOYED FOR

THREE MONTHS AND WE HAD NO

MONEY AND WE HAD TO START

LIVING ON THE CREDIT

CARDS.

Reporter: WHILE JASON

SET OUT RESUME AFTER

RESUME, HE AND HIS WIFE,

ASHLEY, USED ALL OF THEIR

RESOURCES, AND THEY

QUICKLY WENT THROUGH THEIR

LIFE'S SAVINGS.

WE HAD SUCH A TINY

FINITE AMOUNT OF REAL

MONEY.

AND WE WERE TRYING TO HOLD

ON TO THAT FOR REAL BILLS

BECAUSE THEY WILL TURN OFF

YOUR ELECTRICITY AND THEY

WILL TURN OFF YOUR WATER.

Reporter: KNOWING

THAT THE KEENS WERE

DESPERATE, A FRIEND TOLD

THEM ABOUT "OPERATION

BLESSING" PARTNER "ONE

HEART MINISTRIES."

IT WAS AMAZING THE

FIRST TIME WE WENT TO "ONE

HEART MINISTRIES," AND WE

THOUGHT IT WOULD BE FOOD,

AND THEY HAD TOILET PAPER

AND DIAPERS.

Reporter: AND JASON

THEN FOUND A JOB AT A

HIGH-END APPLIANCE STORE.

IN SIX MONTHS, I WENT

FROM UNEMPLOYED TO GENERAL

MANAGER.

IT IS VERY EXCITING TO

HAVE AN INCOME AGAIN.

IT IS MEETING OUR NEEDS

NOW.

AND WITH "OPERATION

BLESSING," WE ARE MEETING

OUR BILLS.

IF I COULD TALK TO PEOPLE

WHO DONATE AND SUPPORT

"ONE HEART MINISTRIES" AND

"OPERATION BLESSING," I

WOULD TELL THEM THANK YOU.

I APPRECIATE WHAT YOU ARE

DOING FOR US.

Terry: WE SHOW YOU

LOTS OF STORIES, THINGS

THAT "700 CLUB" MEMBERS

ARE DOING AROUND THE

WORLD, IN THIRD WORLD

COUNTRIES, BUT THERE ARE

LOTS WE'RE DOING RIGHT

HERE AT HOME.

FOR FAMILIES JUST LIKE

JASON AND ASHLEY, THEY'RE

IN BETWEEN JOBS, THEY HAVE

A NEED, AND YOU STEP IN

AND HELP THEM.

YOU'VE SEEN US DOWN IN

LOUISIANA WITH THE

FLOODING, AND WHERE THERE

HAVE BEEN OTHER NATIONAL

DISASTERS, "OPERATION

BLESSING" IS THERE.

WE WANT TO SAY THANK YOU

TO THOSE WHO ARE SAYING,

YES, WE WANT TO STAND WITH

YOU.

WE WANT TO MAKE A

DIFFERENCE.

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO

AREN'T, WHAT A GREAT

OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU TO

STEP RIGHT UP WITH US NOW.

YOU CAN CALL OUR TOLL-FREE

NUMBER: 1-800-700-7000.

A GENERAL MEMBERSHIP IS

$20 A MONTH.

THAT BREAKS DOWN TO 65

CENTS A DAY.

MAYBE YOU ARE A "700 CLUB"

MEMBER.

WOULD YOU GO UP TO THE

NEXT LEVEL?

"700 CLUB" GOLD IS $40 A

MONTH.

WE HAVE THE THOUSAND CLUB

MEMBERS AT $84.

THE 2500 CLUB IS $209 A

MONTH.

A FOUNDER IS $5,000, AND

IT BREAKS DOWN TO $417 A

MONTH.

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.

ASK GOD WHAT HE WOULD HAVE

YOU TO DO.

WHEN HE SPEAKS TO YOU, DO

IT WITH THE EXPECTANCY IS

GOING TO USE TO MAKE A

DIFFERENCE AND BLESS YOU

AT THE SAME TIME.

CALL NOW.

Gordon: LEBANON HAS

TAKEN IN MORE THAN A

MILLION PEOPLE FROM SYRIA.

MANY OF THEM ARE CHILDREN

WHO ARE NOW LIVING IN

REFUGEE CAMPPS.

THAT'REFUGEEREFUGEE CAMPS.

AND THAT'S WHERE WE MET A

BOY NAME NAJI.

Reporter: WHEN THE

SYRIAN CIVIL WAR CAME TO

THE CITY OF HOMS,

THOUSANDS WERE FORCED TO

RUN FOR HIS LIVES.

NAJI AND THIS FAMILY FLED

TO A REFUGEE IN SOUTHERN

LEBANON.

PIERNTIO THERE WERE SO MANY

PLANES AND BOMBS, I

THOUGHT WE WOULD DIE.

WE CAME HERE THINKING LIFE

WOULD BE BETTER, BUT IT

HAS BEEN VERY DIFFICULT.

Reporter: WHEN I WENT

TO THE CAMP, NAJI'S AUNT

TOLD US HOW HIS FATHER

DIED SOON AFTER MAKING IT

TO LEBANON, AND LATER HIS

MOTHER ABANDONED HIM AND

HIS SIBLINGS.

NAJI HAS REALLY

SUFFERED.

HE HAS BEEN REALLY ANGRY

AND SAD.

WE PUT HIM IN PUBLIC

SCHOOL, BUT THE TEACHERS

YELLED AT HIM AND THEY HIT

HIM, SO HE DIDN'T WANT TO

GO BACK.

Reporter: WHEN "HEART

FOR LEBANON," SUPPORTED BY

CBN, WENT TO NAJI'S CAMP,

WE INVITED HIM TO COME TO

THE HOPE CENTER.

HERE HE IS LEARNING

ENGLISH AND MATH.

I FEEL REALLY HAPPY

GOING HERE.

AND I MADE A LOT OF

FRIENDS.

Reporter: WE SHOWED

"SUPERBOOK" IN ARABIC AT

THE SCHOOL, SO THE KIDS

CAN HAVE SOME FUN WHILE

LEARNING ABOUT JESUS

CHRIST.

I LOVE JESUS BECAUSE HE

CAME DOWN FROM HEAVEN AND

FORGAVE MY SINS.

EVERY TIME I WANT TO DO A

BAD THING, JESUS COMES

INTO MY MIND AND TELLS ME

NOT TO DO IT.

HE IS ALWAYS WITH ME.

SINCE HE STARTED GOING

TO THE HOPE CENTER, HE HAS

GOTTEN SO MUCH HAPPIER AND

HE BEHAVES HIMSELF.

I'M SO HAPPY HE HAS A SAFE

PLACE TO GO TO SCHOOL NOW.

Reporter: NAJI'S AUNT

TOLD US HOW SHE AND THE

OTHER REFUGEES HAD TO WALK

TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE

CAMP TO COLLECT WATER.

SO WE INSTALLED A SYSTEM

THAT GIVES DIRECT WATER

DIRECTLY TO THEIR TENTS.

AND THEY ALL GET RICE,

BEANS, CANNED MEAT,

CLEANSERS, AND OTHER

HOUSEHOLD SUPPLIES.

EVERY MONTH, IT IS ENOUGH

TO KEEP A FAMILY OF SIX

GOING.

WE REALLY LOVE "HEART

OF LEBANON" AND CBN.

WE HAVE ENOUGH FOOD TO

FEED OUR FAMILY AND CLEAN

WATER TO DRINK.

THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH.

Reporter: AND WE HAD

A SPECIAL SURPRISE FOR

NAJI, A BRAND NEW BIKE.

I THOUGHT I WAS

DREAMING.

I COULDN'T BELIEVE I WOULD

EVER HAVE A BICYCLE.

IT IS SO BEAUTIFUL.

I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR

YOUR KIND HEARTS.

EVERYTHING I HAVE IS FROM

"HEART FOR LEBANON" AND

CBN.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

Gordon: YOU CAN BE

PART OF IT.

YOU CAN BE A PART OF

HELPING PEOPLE AROUND THE

WORLD.

YOU CAN BE A PART OF

BROADCASTING THE GOSPEL

AROUND THE WORLD.

YOU CAN BE A PART OF ALL

THAT YOU WE DO JUST BY

JOINING "700 CLUB."

SO CALL US:

1-800-700-7000.

I'VE GOT SOME GREAT NEWS,

SOME PARTNERS FROM NEW

MEXICO WANT TO INCREASE

THIS CHALLENGE BY $63,000.

THEY WANT TO TAKE IT ALL

THE WAY TO $153,000.

LORD, WE ASK FOR BLESSING

OVER THIS.

AND WE ASK FOR INCREASE,

BOTH FOR THE PARTNERS FROM

NEW MEXICO AND FOR THOSE

WATCHING RIGHT NOW.

JUST BE WITH THEM,

ENCOURAGE THEM.

FOR WE ASK IT ALL IN

JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

AND AMEN.

BE A PART OF IT.

WE'VE GOT A CHALLENGE NOW,

$153,000.

THAT MEANS YOU'RE GIVING

IS AUTOMATICALLY MATCHED

AND DOUBLED FOR THE NEXT

16 MINUTES.

SO CALL US NOW:

1-800-700-7000.

AND LET'S GO TO WENDY AT

THE PHONES.

Wendy: THANKS,

GORDON.

WE OFTEN ENCOURAGE VIEWERS

ON THIS VERY PROGRAM TO

OPEN UP THE BIBLE AND

START WITH THE BOOK OF

JOHN.

IT CONTAINS JESUS' MEETING

WITH NI NIKIDIMUS.

WE WANT THE WORDS TO FILL

YOUR HEART.

THAT IS WHY PAT ROBERTSON

RECORDED THIS TWO C.D.

SET.

Wendy: WE WANT YOU TO

HAVE THE GOSPEL OF JOHN.

PAT HIS PUT IT ON HERE SO

YOU CAN ACTUALLY LISTEN TO

IT.

THE BIBLE SAYS FAITH COMES

BY HEARING AND HEARING BY

THE WORD OF GOD.

SO THAT'S WHY IT IS SO

IMPORTANT NOT JUST TO READ

THE WORD, BUT TO LISTEN TO

IT.

THIS IS YOURS WHEN YOU

CALL RIGHT NOW, WHEN YOU

SAY, YES, I WANT TO JOIN

"THE 700 CLUB."

IT IS JUST $20 A MONTH, 65

CENTS A DAY, TO BECOME A

CBN PARTNER.

THAT'S A PRETTYE PRETTY GOOD DEAL,

ISN'T?

IF YOU'RE ALREADY A

PARTNER, I JUST WANT TO

SAY THANK YOU.

I'D LIKE TO CHALLENGE YOU

RIGHT NOW TO THINK ABOUT

GOING TO OUR GOLD LEVEL.

THAT'S JUST $40 A MONTH.

WHEN YOU DO THAT, WE WANT

TO BLESS YOU BACK WITH

PAT'S NEW READING OF THE

GOSPEL OF JOHN.

IF YOU CAN GO TO OUR

THOUSAND CLUB LEVEL OR

EVEN HIGHER, WE'RE GOING

TO GIVE YOU FIVE.

WE'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF A

$153,000 CHALLENGE.

THAT MEANS EVERY DOLLAR

YOU PLEDGE RIGHT NOW WILL

BE MATCHED DOLLAR FOR

DOLLAR.

THIS IS A GREAT TIME TO GO

TO YOUR PHONES.

WE NEED YOUR HELP.

TERRY?

Terry: EVERY DAY

HAJARA HAD TO FACE HER

GREATEST FEAR: A DIRTY

POND ON THE EDGE OF HIS

VILLAGE.

SHE HAD A GOOD REASON TO

BE SCARED BECAUSE THAT

TOXIC WATER KILLED HER

BROTHER.

Reporter: HAJARA

DOESN'T MIND HELPING OUT.

IN FACT, SHE LIKES FEEDING

THE GOATS AND WORKING ON

THE FARM.

BUT GETTING WATER FROM THE

VILLAGE POND IS ONE CHORE

SHE DREADS.

I GET SCARED EVERY TIME

I GO THERE TO GET WATER.

THE WATER IS SO DIRTY, IT

SMELLS.

IT KILLED MY BROTHER.

Reporter: TWO YEARS

AGO, HER OLDER BROTHER

DIED OF CHOLERA AFTER

DRINKING THE CONTAMINATED

WATER.

HIS DEATH MADE HER WORRY

THAT THE REST OF HER

FAMILY WOULD DIE, TOO.

SOMETIMES SHE WOULD NOT

DRINK WATER FOR DAYS, FOR

FEAR SHE MIGHT DIE.

I WAS AFRAID I WOULD LOSE

HER TO DEHYDRATION.

Reporter: WHEN CBN

DUG A WELL IN THEIR

VILLAGE, HAJARA'S FATHER

WATCHED HER DRINK CLEAN

WATER FOR THE VERY FIRST

TIME IN HER LIFE.

THE WATER DID NOT JUST

QUENCH HER THIRST.

IT TOOK AWAY HER FEAR.

I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW MUCH

OF A BLESSING THIS WELL IS

TO US.

THANK YOU, CBN, FOR

THIS WONDERFUL GIFT.

I FEEL LIKE YOU'VE GIVEN

ME MY LIFE BACK.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

Terry: CLEAN WATER IS

THE GIFT OF LIFE.

AND YOU ARE SUPPLYING IT

AS WE DRILL AND SUPPLY

WELLS ALL AROUND THE WORLD

FOR PEOPLE WHO JUST

LITERALLY DON'T HAVE AN

OPTION FOR IT.

THIS MAKES IT POSSIBLE FOR

THEM TO HAVE CLEAN WATER

AS A FAMILY, FOR THEIR

ENTIRE COMMUNITY TO HAVE

CLEAN WATER, AND THEY

ALWAYS KNOW THAT IT COMES

FROM YOU, FROM THE LOVING

HAND OF GOD, FROM PEOPLE

WHO CARE AND WHO ARE

MAKING IT POSSIBLE.

THANK YOU "THE 700 CLUB"

MEMBERS.

YOU'RE REALLY MAKING A

DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF

THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF

PEOPLE ALL AROUND THE

GLOBE.

SO CALL US NOW.

GO UP TO THE NEXT CLUB

LEVEL IF YOU CAN.

IF YOU HAVEN'T JOINED "THE

700 CLUB," DO IT NOW.

WE NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU.

1-800-700-7000.

GORDON?

Gordon: WELL,

"SUPERBOOK" IS A GREAT

RESOURCE FOR TEACHING

CHILDREN THE STORIES OF

THE BIBLE.

IN INDONESIA, ONE FATHER

SHOWED HIS CHILDREN THE

CREATION STORY, AND HE

COULDN'T BELIEVE WHAT

HAPPENED NEXT.

Reporter: GRIM IS A

SUNDAY TEACHER IN

INDONESIA.

RECENTLY HE WAS PREPARING

HIS FIRST LESSON, USING

CBN'S NEW "SUPERBOOK"

CURRICULUM.

WHEN IT CAME TIME TO

PREVIEW THE EPISODE, "IN

THE BEGINNING," HE INVITED

HIS SON AND DAUGHTER TO

WATCH IT WITH HIM.

THE "SUPERBOOK" STORY

WAS ABOUT ADAM AND EVE.

EVE ATE THE FRUIT.

THEY SINNEDED AGAINST GOD.

I HAD NEVER SEEN

"SUPERBOOK" BEFORE.

I NOTICED HOW MY SON WAS

ENGAGED IN THE STORY.

Reporter: GRIM WAS

EXCITED ABOUT HOW HIS

SUNDAY SCHOOL KIDS WOULD

REACT TO THE LESSON, TOO.

WHEN THEY WATCHED

"SUPERBOOK," THEY REALLY

FOCUSED ON THE STORY.

THE KICK LU CURRICULUM CAME WITH

LESSONS AND ACTIVITIES.

Reporter: WHAT GRIM

DIDN'T EXPECT WAS HOW

"SUPERBOOK" WOULD HAVE AN

IMPACT ON HIS SON.

AS HE WATCHED THE EPISODE,

HE CONFESSED SOMETHING TO

HIS DAD.

I WAS THE WON WHO

DROPPED THE PLATE.

Reporter: RICHARD HAD

LIED EARLIER AND SAID HIS

SISTER BROKE THE PLATE.

RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF

THE STORY, HE SAID, DADDY,

I WAS THE ONE WHO DID IT.

Reporter: HE

APOLOGIZED TO HIS SISTER

AND PRAYED AND ASKED JESUS

TO FORGIVE HIM.

HIS VOICE WAS SHAKING.

AFTER I PRAYED WITH

DADDY, I FELT BETTER.

Reporter: GRIM WAS

CURIOUS WHY HE CONFESSED

DURING THE "SUPERBOOK"

EPISODE.

HE SAID HE DIDN'T WANT

TO BE HURT BY THE SERPENT.

I WAS PROUD OF HIM.

Reporter: HE STILL

CAN'T GET OVER HOW A

SINGLE ANIMATED CARTOON

MADE SUCH AN IMPACT ON A

6-YEAR-OLD BOY.

GOD USED "SUPERBOOK" TO

CHANGE MY SON'S HEART.

"SUPERBOOK" IS AMAZING.

Gordon: "SUPERBOOK"

IN INDONESIA, ONE OF THE

LARGEST MUSLIM COUNTRIES

IN THE WORLD, AND HERE IT

IS AFFECTING THE LIVES OF

CHILDREN.

A 6-YEAR-OLD BOY.

WE WANT TO SEE THE STORIES

OF THE BIBLE GET TO THE

CHILDREN OF THE WORLD, AND

YOU'RE A PART OF IT WHEN

YOU JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

WE'RE ON OUR WAY TO 50

LANG WAGES OLANGUAGES ON THE

TRANSLATION.

THERE IS A BROADCAST MAP,

SHOWING YOU ALL OF THE

DIFFERENT LANGUAGES AND

LOCATIONS, WHERE YOU'RE

SENDING "SUPERBOOK" TO THE

CHILDREN OF THE WORLD IF

YOU'RE A MEMBER OF "THE

700 CLUB."

IF YOU'RE NOT A MEMBER,

JOIN WITH US:

1-800-700-7000.

IF YOU ARE A MEMBER,

CONSIDER GOING TO "700

CLUB" GOLD, WHICH IS $40 A

MONTH, AND THE THOUSAND

CLUB IS $84 A MONTH.

AT WHATEVER LEVEL, CALL US

NOW.

1-800-700-7000.

LET'S GO TO WENDY AT THE

PHONES.

Wendy: THANK YOU,

GORDON.

> WELL, IN THE BOOK OF

JOHN, YOU'LL HEAR SOME OF

THE MOST POWERFUL WORDS OF

CHRIST'S MINISTRY AS TOLD

BY HIS BELOVED DISCIPLE.

NOW THESE WORDS COME TO

LIFE.

IT IS OUR GIFT TO YOU WHEN

YOU JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

Announcer: AN EXCERPT

FROM THE GOSPEL OF JOHN.

Pat: "THEREFORE JESUS

SAID AGAIN, VERY TRULY I

TELL YOU, I AM THE GATE

FOR THE SHEEP.

AND ALL WHO HAVE COME

BEFORE ME ARE THIEVES AND

ROBBERS.

BUT THE SHEEP HAVE NOT

LISTENED TO THEM.

I AM THE GATE.

WHOEVER ENTERS THROUGH ME

WILL BE SAVED.

THEY WILL COME IN AND GO

OUT AND FIND PASTURES.

THE THIEF COMES ONLY TO

STEAL AND DESTROY AND

KILL.

I HAVE COME THAT THEY MAY

HAVE LIFE AND HAVE IT IN

THE FULL."

Announcer: THE GOSPEL

OF JOHN, AVAILABLE NOW.

Wendy: I LOVE THE

BOOK OF JOHN.

BECAUSE YOU REALLY GET TO

KNOW WHO JESUS IS.

AND, MORE IMPORTANTLY, HOW

MUCH HE LOVES YOU AND ME.

IT IS AN AMAZING BOOK.

IT IS EVEN MORE AMAZING

WHEN YOU CAN LISTEN TO IT.

WE WANT TO MAKE IT EASY

FOR YOU TO DO JUST THAT

WITH PAT'S NEW READING OF

THE GOSPEL OF JOHN.

THIS IS OUR GIFT WHEN YOU

CALL RIGHT NOW.

1-800-700-7000.

JUST SAY, YES, I WOULD

LIKE TO JOIN "THE 700

CLUB."

HOW MUCH IS THAT?

65 CENTS A DAY.

THAT'S RIGHT, 65 CENTS A

DAY.

THINK ABOUT THAT, YOU

PROBABLY HAVE THAT IN YOUR

POCKET RIGHT NOW OR IN

YOUR PURSE.

OR IN MY CASE, USUALLY IN

THE BOTTOM OF MY PURSE.

THAT'S ALL IT TAKES TO

BECOME A CBN PARTNER.

IF YOU'RE ALREADY THERE, I

JUST WANT TO SAY THANK

YOU.

BUT I'D LIKE TO CHALLENGE

A LOT OF YOU TO GO UP TO

OUR GOLD LEVEL, $40 A

MONTH.

IF YOU CAN GO THERE, WE

WANT TO BLESS YOU BACK

WITH THREE OF PAT'S NEW

READING OF THE GOSPEL OF

JOHN.

WE HAVE OTHER LEVELS HERE

AT CBN.

OUR THOUSAND CLUB LEVEL,

WHICH IS JUST $84 A MONTH

OR HIGHER, WE'RE GOING TO

GIVE YOU FIVE OF THIS

BRAND NEW READING OF THE

GOSPEL OF JOHN.

THINK ABOUT FOUR PEOPLE

WHO REALLY COULD BENEFIT

FROM HEARING THE WORD OF

GOD.

MAYBE THEY'LL NEVER GO

INTO A CHURCH, BUT THEY'LL

LISTEN TO THIS IN THEIR

CAR.

SOMEBODY MIGHT JUST BE IN

HEAVEN BECAUSE OF YOU AND

BECAUSE OF HEARING THE

BOOK OF JOHN.

THIS IS OUR GIFT WHEN YOU

GIVE US A CALL RIGHT NOW.

GORDON?

Gordon: IN THE BLINK

OF AN EYE, RENEE LOST IT

ALL.

HIS HOME AND EVERYTHING HE

OWNED WAS WASHED AWAY IN A

STORM.

HE COULDN'T REBUILD, BUT

THANKS TO VIEWERS LIKE

YOU, HE DIDN'T NEITHE NEED TO.

Reporter: RENE IS A

SINGLE DAD.

HE DOES HIS BEST TO

PROTECT AND WATCH OVER HIS

TWO SMALL CHILDREN.

BUT HE SAYS THE WEATHER,

AND THE FACT THAT HIS

HOUSE SITS ON STILTS OVER

A RIVER, MAKES HIM

NERVOUS.

HIS 11-YEAR-OLD SON HAS

PICKED UP ON HIS DAD'S

FEAR.

HE IS SCARED WE MAY

DROWNING AND DIE.

Reporter: THEN A

TYPHOON HIT THEIR

COMMUNITY IN THE

PHILIPPINES.

MANY PEOPLE DIED.

THE RIVER ROSE AND

EVERYTHING WAS WASHED

AWAY.

Reporter: AFTER THE

STORM, RENE SIFTEDED

THROUGH THE REBELS FOR

THEIR POSSESSIONS.

HE AND HIS CHILDREN ENDED

UP IN A SHELTER.

I'M GROWING OLD.

I JUST WANT MY CHILDREN TO

HAVE A SAFE HOME.

Reporter: WHEN CBN

LEARNED ABOUT THEIR

SITUATION, WE BUILT THEM A

NEW HOUSE, FAR FROM THE

RIVER.

THE WALLS CAN WITHSTAND

EARTHQUAKES AND WINDS UP

TO 150 MILES PER HOUR.

I WAS SO EXCITEDED TO

CHOOSE MY BEDROOM.

IT IS A BIG RELIEF TO

KNOW WE'LL BE SAFE IN OUR

NEW HOUSE.

Reporter: RENE WAS SO

GRATEFUL FOR THE HOUSE WE

GAVE THEM, HE HELPED BUILD

OTHER HOUSES IN THIS

COMMUNITY OF HOPE.

THANK YOU, CBN, FOR OUR

NEW HOUSE.

Gordon: YOU CAN BE A

PART OF IT.

WHEN DISASTERS STRIKE, WE

WANT TO STRIKE BACK.

WE WANT TO STRIKE BACK

WITH LOVE, WITH

COMPASSION, AND VERY

TANGIBLE HELP IN THEIR

TIME OF NEED.

IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART

OF IT, A PART OF

EVERYTHING WE'RE DOING,

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS GO

TO THE PHONE AND CALL US.

1-800-700-7000.

AND SAY, YES, I WANT TO

JOIN "700 CLUB."

DO IT RIGHT NOW.

1-800-700-7000.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, IN

INDONESIA, A 2-YEAR-OLD

BABY SUFFERED FROM

JUVENILE CATARACTS.

HIS PARENTS COULDN'T

AFFORD TO HELP HIM.

HE WOULD HAVE GONE

COMPLETELY BLIND WUT THE WITHOUT

THE HELP OF "THE 700 CLUB"

MEMBERS FROM CBN.

Reporter: WHEN HE WAS

BORN, HIS FATHER SAW WHITE

SPOTS FORMING IN HIS SON'S

EYES.

HE KNEW THAT MEANT JUST

LIKE HIS WIFE, HIS SON

WOULD GO BLIND, TOO.

THE FIRST TIME I SAW MY

SON'S EYES, I WAS

HEARTBROKEN.

I CAN'T IMAGINE WHAT KIND

OF FUTURE HE WOULD HAVE.

Reporter: OVER TIME,

HIS EYES GOT WORSE.

EVERY TIME I COME HOME,

HE DOESN'T SEEM TO

RECOGNIZE ME.

IT MAKES ME SO SAD.

WHEN HE WALKS AROUND, HE

ALWAYS BUMPS INTO THINGS.

Reporter: THE FAMILY

LIVES IN THIS REMOTE

VILLAGE IN INDONESIA,

WHERE 20-YEAR-OLD NERDAN

DRIVES A MOTORCYCLE TAXI.

SAVING ENOUGH TO PAY FOR

SURGERY WAS OUT OF THE

QUESTION.

I EARN ONLY $2 A DAY.

HOW WOULD I BE ABLE TO PAY

FOR IT?

Reporter: THEN WE

CAME TO VISIT THEIR

COMMUNITY.

CBN TOLD US THEY WOULD

HELP OUR SON.

THAT WAS SUCH GOOD NEWS

FOR US.

Reporter: WE TOOK HIM

TO THE HOSPITAL WHERE A

SURGEON REPLACED THE

LENSES IN HIS EYES.

NOW WHEN I COME HOME,

MY SON CALLS MY NAME.

HE RECOGNIZES ME.

I'M SO RELIEVED.

THANK YOU, CBN, FOR

HELPING OUR SON TO SEE.

Terry: "THE 700

CLUB," CITAL I SIGHT IS JUST ONE

OF THE GIFTS YOU GIVE TO

PEOPLE WHEN YOU JOIN "THE

700 CLUB."

YOU'RE DOING LIFE-GIVING

WORK AROUND THE WORLD, AS

WELL AS RIGHT HERE AT

HOME.

THAT'S WHY WE'RE ASKING

YOU TO GO TO YOUR PHONE

AND CALL.

WE'RE COMING UP TO THE END

OF THE HOUR AND WE NEED TO

HEAR FROM YOU.

OUR NUMBER IS TOLL-FREE,

1-800-700-7000.

Gordon: WE HAVE A

$153,000 CHALLENGE.

AND WE'RE CLOSING IN ON

VICTORY.

$15,000 IS LEFT ON IT.

WE NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU

WITH TWO MINUTES AND 13

SECONDS.

CALL US RIGHT NOW:

1-800-700-7000.

> IN A REMOTE VILLAGE IN

INDIA, CLEAN WATER WAS

IMPOSSIBLE TO COME BY.

STILL, ONE MAN AND HIS

FAMILY RISKED THEIR LIVES

EVERY DAY TO FETCH WATER

THAT WASN'T FIT TO BATHE

IN, MUCH LESS TO DRINK.

Reporter: IN A TRIBAL

COMMUNITY IN SOUTHERN

INDIA, WALKING THREE MIMES MILES

TO GET WATER WAS DANGEROUS

FOR ANJIA AND HIS WIFE AND

2-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER.

WHEN YOU GO EARLY IN

THE MORNING, THERE IS A

CHANCE OF BEING BITTEN BY

SNAKES OR SCORPIONS, BUT

WE HAVE NO OTHER CHOICE.

Reporter: THE WATER

THEY RISKED THEIR LIVES

FOR WASN'T EVEN SAFE

ENOUGH TO DRINK IN BATHE IN, LET

ALONE DRINK.

EVEN WHEN WE TRIED TO

FILTER THE WATER, IT STILL

HAD SOME DIRT IN IT.

BECAUSE OF THAT, WE OFTEN

GOT SICK.

Reporter: THEN A

LOCAL PASTOR TOLD CBN

ABOUT THEIR WATER

PROBLEMS.

SO WE SEP SENT OUR CLEAN WATER

TEAM TO DRILL A WELL IN

THEIR VILLAGE.

THE WELL GAVE HIS FAMILY,

ALONG WITH 70 OTHER

FAMILIES, A SAFE WAY TO

GET DRINKING WATER.

SINCE THE WELL IS NEAR

OUR HOUSE, WE CAN GET

WATER ANY TIME WE WANT.

WE ARE VERY HAPPY.

NO ONE CAN HELP US BUT

GOD.

HE SENT YOU TO GIVE US A

WELL.

I THANK YOU AND HIM SO

MUCH.

Gordon: THANK, IF

YOU'RE A MEMBER OF "THE

700 CLUB."

YOU'RE PART OF THAT.

WE'RE COUNTING DOWN TO

VICTORY ON THIS $153,000

CHALLENGE.

WE'VE GOT 32 SECOND LEFT

ON THE CLOCK.

SO CALL US:

1-800-700-7000.

OR YOU CAN GO TO

CBN.COM/GIVE AND GIVE ON

THE INTERNET.

I'VE GOT SOME GREAT NEWS

FROM BROWNWOOD, TEXAS.

SAYING, I WANT TO GIVE A

SIGNIFICANT GIFT, $9,600.

Terry: THANK YOU!

Gordon: THAT IS

WONDERFUL NEWS.

THAT GETS MATCHED AND

DOUBLED BECAUSE WE'RE IN

THIS CHALLENGE.

SECONDS LEFT TO GO.

FIVE, FOUR, THREE, TWO,

ONE.

AND IT'S BEEN A GLORIOUS

MORNING.

WE HAD A $153,000

CHALLENGE, AND AGAINST

THAT YOU GAVE $165,000.

> WE LEAVE YOU WITH

THESE WORDS FROM PSALM 28:

"THE LORD IS MY STRENGTH

AND MY SHIELD.

MY HEART TRUSTS IN HIM AND

HE HELPS ME."

FOR ALL OF YOU WHO CALLED

AND GAVE, GOD BLESS YOU,

AND MAY THE PRESENCE OF

THE LORD BE WITH YOU TODAY

AND FOREVER.

GOD BLESS.

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