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CBN NewsWatch: September 29, 2016

On CBN Newswatch, September 29: President, FBI chief on the hot seat: inside Capitol Hill showdowns; IRS: Pastors must censor their sermons?, and more. Read Transcript


Caitlin: TODAY ON

"NEWSWATCH," CAPITAL

CLASH.

CONGRESS STILL SEEKING

ANSWERS IN THE HILLARY

CLINTON E-MAIL SCANDAL.

WHY THE F.B.I. DIRECTOR

SAYS HE IS NOT A WEASEL.

> PLUS...

I WAS ASKED TO

RELINQUISH MY CHRISTIANITY

AND BECOME A MUSLIM, TAKE

GUNS AND FIGHT AND RAVAGE

VILLAGES LIKE THIS.

I SAID NO WAY.

MUHAMMAD DID NOT DIE FOR

ME.

JESUS DID.

Caitlin: ONE FAMILY

FIGHTS TO BRING THEIR

NATION TOGETHER UNDER

JESUS.

> AND HIS NFL CAREER

CAME TO A SCREECHING HALT.

SEE HOW TIM HIGHTOWER'S

FOOTBALL DREAMS WERE

RESTORED AFTER HE TURNED

TO GOD FOR THE ANSWER.

THANKS FOR JOINING US FOR

CBN "NEWSWATCH."

I'M CAITLIN BURKE.

> THE ELECTION YEAR

BROUGHT TWO MAJOR CAPITOL

HILL SHOWDOWNS ON

WEDNESDAY.

AN EMOTIONAL F.B.I.

DIRECTOR DEFENDING HIS

INVESTIGATION OF HILLARY

CLINTON, SAYING YOU CANNOT

CALL US WEASELS.

AND CONGRESS DELIVERING

ITS FIRST VETO OVERRIDE TO

PRESIDENT OBAMA.

HEATHER SELLS HAS THE

LATEST.

Heather: F.B.I.

DIRECTOR JAMES COMEY TOOK

THE HOT SEAT ON WEDNESDAY

AS REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS

GRILLED HIM.

AT ISSUE, HIS DECISION NOT

TO PROSECUTE HILLARY

CLINTON FOR USING A

PRIVATE E-MAIL SERVER AS

SECRETARY OF STATE, OR FOR

DELETING TENS OF THOUSANDS

OF E-MAILS.

LAWMAKERS ALSO DEMANDED TO

KNOW WHY HE GRANTED

IMMUNITY TO KEY WITNESSES.

DOES THIS CONCERN YOU

AS AN INVESTIGATOR, THAT

YOUR CHIEFS IN THE JUSTICE

DEPARTMENT DECIDED TO

BECOME IMMUNITY-PRODUCING

MACHINE FOR MANY PEOPLE

WHO WOULD HAVE BEEN VERY

KEY WITNESSES, SHOULD

THERE HAVE BEEN A

PROSECUTION?

I DON'T THINK OF IT

THAT WAY.

Heather: DURING HOURS

OF QUESTIONING, COMEY

REPEATEDLY SAID IT

REPRESENTED A DOUBLE

STANDARD FOR PUBLIC

FIGURES.

HE SAYS THE DECISION NOT

TO PROSECUTE CLINTON WAS

NOT A CLOSE CALL.

AND HE BECAME EMOTIONAL,

DEFENDING THE HONESTY OF

THE INVESTIGATION.

YOU CAN CALL US WRONG.

YOU CAN CALL ME A FOOL.

YOU CANNOT CALL US

WEASELS.

THAT IS JUST NOT FAIR.

HOPEFULLY I HAVE GOTTEN TO

A PLACE IN AMERICAN PUBLIC0

LIFE WHERE EVERYTHING HAS

TO BE TORN DOWN JUST TO

DOES AGREE.

Heather: BOTH THE

HOUSE AND THE SENATE VOTED

OAMPLEGINOVERWHELMING TO OVERRIDE

THE PRESIDENT'S VETO OF

THE SO-CALLED 9/11 BILL.

THE ALLOWS FAMILIES OF THE

9/11 VICTIMS TO SUE SAUDI

ARABIA FOR ALLEGEDLY

ESTABLISHING TERRORISM.

DO WE WANT IT A

PRECEDENT THAT FOREIGN

COUNTRIES DIRECTLY

RESPONSIBLE FOR FINANCING

TERRORIST ACTS ON U.S.

SOIL ARE BEYOND THE REACH

OF JUSTICE?

I DON'T THINK SO.

Heather: THE

PRESIDENT SHOT BACK ON

CNN.

President Obama: IT

IS A DANGEROUS PRECEDENT,

AND IT IS AN EXAMPLE OF

WHY SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO

DO WHAT IS HARD.

Heather: THE

PRESIDENT ALSO CALLED IT A

POLITICAL VOTE, SAYING NO

ONE WANTS TO BE SEEN AS

VOTING AGAINST THE 9/11

FAMILIES RIGHT BEFORE AN

ELECTION.

AND ALTHOUGH BOTH PARTIES

SUPPORTED THE OVERRIDE,

WHICH MEANT DEMOCRATS

VOTING AGAINST THE

PRESIDENT, EVEN MANY

CONSERVATIVES AGREE WITH

OBAMA ON THIS ONE, WHEN HE

SAYS THE MEASURE COULD

ENDANGER THE U.S. MILITARY

AND DIPLOMATS OVERSEAS,

SETTING THEM UP FOR

LAWSUITS.

> HEATHER SELLS, CBN

NEWS.

Caitlin: PASTORS MAY

SOON HAVE MORE FREEDOM TO

EXPRESS THEIR POLITICAL

VIEWS FROM THE PULPIT

WITHOUT FEAR OF PUNISHMENT

FROM THE I.R.S.

REPUBLICAN LEADERS ARE

WORKING TO LIMIT A LAW

FROM THE '50s CALLS THE

JOHNSON AMENDMENT.

THEY RISK LOSING THEIR TAX

EXEMPT STATUS IF THEY

COMMENT ON POLITICAL

ISSUES.

THEY WANT TO STOP THE

CENSORSHIP.

IT IS TIME WE ELIMINATE

THE TARGETING OF THE

I.R.S.

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR

TOO LONG.

IT IS ABSOLUTELY

UNCONSCIONABLE THAT OUR

GOVERNMENT WOULD FORCE

INDIVIDUALS TO CHOOSE

BETWEEN THEIR

CONSTITUTIONALLY-PROTECTED

RIGHTS OR THEIR FAITH.

Caitlin: HOUSE

REPUBLICANS HOPE THE BILL

WILL RESTORE FREEDOM OF

SPEECH AND RELIGION TO

CHURCHES.

> A VOLUNTEER

FIREFIGHTER IS BEING

HAILED AS A HERO AFTER

STOPPING A TEENAGER WHO

SHOT THREE PEOPLE AT A

SOUTH CAROLINA ELEMENTARY

SCHOOL.

THE SHOOTING SPREE BEGAN

AT THE TEEN'S HOME.

THE YOUNG BOY ACCUSED OF

SHOOTING AND KILLING HIS

FATHER BEFORE HEADING TO

THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

FIREFIGHTER JAMES BROCK

STOPPED HIM BEFORE HE

COULD GET INTO THE

BUILDING.

ONE TEACHER AND TWO

STUDENTS WERE WOUNDED.

> A SATANIC CLUB WILL

NOW BE AN OPTION FOR

STUDENTS AT A PORTLAND

SCHOOL.

THEY SUCCEEDED IN BRINGING

AN AFTER-SCHOOL CLUB TO

THE SCHOOL.

THE SATANIC TEMPLE HAS

BEEN TARGETED SCHOOLS THAT

HAVE GOOD NEWS CLUBS.

> A CHRISTIAN SCHOOL IN

FLORIDA IS SUING THE

FLORIDA HIGH SCHOOL

ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION,

CLAIMING THE GROUP

VIOLATED ITS

CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS.

CAMBRIDGE CHRISTIAN

SCHOOL'S FEDERAL LAWSUIT

SAYS THE ASSOCIATION

REFUSED TO LET THE SCHOOL

OFFER A PRAYER OVER THE

LOUD SPEAKER BEFORE THEIR

CHAMPIONSHIP FOOTBALL GAME

LAST SEPTEMBER.

THE SCHOOL'S LAWYER SAYS

THE CASE IS A CLEAR

EXAMPLE OF GOVERNMENT

INTERFERENCE IN A PRIVATE

SCHOOL'S RIGHT TO

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM.

> RESEARCHERS HAVE FOUND

THAT A NEW VITAMIN-LIKE

COMPOUND CAN LEAD TO

IMPROVED MEMORY AND OTHER

BRAIN FUNCTION.

LORIE JOHNSON TELLS US

ABOUT THE BENEFITS OF PQQ.

Lorie: PARSLEY, GREEN

PEPPERS, KIWI, PAPAYA, ALL

CONTAIN PUROQUINOLIN

QUINO, OR PQ Q FOR SHORT.

BASED ON THE PREMISE THAT

SMALL AMOUNTS OF THAT IN

FOOD PROMOTE OVERALL

HEALTH, SCIENTISTS FOUND

THAT HIGHER DOSES IN

SUPPLEMENT FORM LED TO

EVEN GREATER BENEFITS.

DR. MICHAEL MURRAY SAYS

PQQ CAN BE ESPECIALLY

HELPFUL FOR PEOPLE ARE

SUFFERING FROM AEDES

AEGYPTIFROM AGING. THERE IS EFFICACY AND

SAFETY, AND IT CAN

PARTICULARLY IMPROVE

MEMORY AND MENTAL

FUNCTIONS.

AND THIS IS A RELATIVELY

NEW SUBSTANCE, SO THERE ADY

OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH.

Lorie: PQQ ACTS ON

THE MIGH MIGHT MITACONDRIA IN

CRELINGS.

>CELLS.

WE WANT TO TURN THE

DIMMER SWITCH, WHICH IS

LARGELY RELATED TO THE

ACTIVITY OF THE

MITOCONDRIA TO FULL

STRENGTHEN.

AND PQQ IS ABLE TO DO

THAT.

Lorie: MURRAY SAYS

PQQ IS 5,000 TIMES MORE

EFFECTIVE THAN VITAMIN "C"

AT FIGHTING DISEASES

CAUSED BY FREE RADICALS.

PEOPLE OVER 40 WHO TOOK IT

FOUND THAT THEIR MINDS

WORKED BETTER, AND EVEN

MORE SO WHEN THEY COMBINED

IT WITH 300 MILLIGRAMS OF

THE NUTRIENT COENZYME

Q-10.

Caitlin: IN A

GROUNDBREAKING EVENT, THE

FIRST BABY WITH THREE

PARENTS WAS BORN HEALTHY

THREE MONTHS CIGARETTE, AGO AND IS

STILL DOING FINE.

THE BABY'S MOTHER CARRIED

A FATAL GENE THAT WOULD

HAVE MOST LIKELY KILLED IT

BEFORE ITS SEVENTH

BIRTHDAY.

SO THE DOCTORS USED

HEALTHY GENES FROM OTHER

WOMAN, AND THE BABY HAS

SHOWN NO SIGNS OF ILLNESS.

> COMING UP, AN AMERICAN

FAMILY, MAKING THEIR HOME

IN THE WORLD'S NEWEST

COUNTRY.

SEE HOW THIS CHRISTIAN

FAMILY OF EIGHT IS

REBUILDING SOUTH SUDAN

FROM THE ASHES OF WAR.

Caitlin: ISRAELIS ARE

PAYING THEIR RESPECTS

TODAY AS THE BODY OF AN

ISRAELI FOUNDING FATHER

LIES IN STATE AT THE

KNESSET.

SHIMON PERES DIED AT 93

YEARS OLD O.

OLD.

PRESIDENT OBAMA AND BILL

CLINTON ARE AMONG THE

WORLD LEADERS WHO WILL

ATTEND.

HE SERVED TWICE AS

ISRAEL'S PRIME MINISTER

OVER HIS 70-YEAR POLITICAL

CAREER.

> FIVE YEARS AGO, SOUTH

SUDAN BECAME THE WORLD'S

NEWEST COUNTRY.

SINCE THEN, 50,000 PEOPLE

HAVE DIED, AND MORE THAN

TWO MILLION DISPLACED BY

ETHNIC VIOLENCE GRIPPING

THE NATION.

NOW ONE AMERICAN FAMILY IS

RISKING DEATH TO REBUILD

THE WAR-TORN COUNTRY ONE

FAMILY AND ONE VILLAGE AT

A TIME.

A WARNING THAT SOME OF THE

VIDEO IN THIS STORY

CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES OF

WAR.

George: WILLIAM LEVY

WAS 18 YEARS OLD WHEN

RADICAL MUSLIM SOLDIERS

CONFRONTED HIM ABOUT HIS

FAITH.

I WAS ASKED TO

RELINQUISH MY CHRISTIANITY

AND BECOME A MUSLIM, AND

TAKE GUNS AND FIGHT AND

RAVAGE VILLAGES LIKE THIS.

I SAY NO WAY.

MUHAMMAD DIDN'T DIE FOR

ME.

JESUS DID.

George: HE WAS THROWN

IN PRISON AND TORTURED,

YET NEVER LOST HOPE.

BECAUSE I KNEW GOD WAS

WITH ME.

George: JUST AS

REFUGEES FLEE THE MIDDLE

EAST TODAY, LEVY, TOO,

LEFT HIS HOMELAND IN 1985,

FINDING ASYLUM AND A NEW

LIFE IN AMERICA.

BUT HIS ESCAPE FROM THE

CLUTCHES OF JIHAD WAS ONLY

THE BEGINNING OF AN

ODYSSEY THAT EVENTUALLY

BROUGHT HIM, HIS AMERICAN

WIFE AND CHILDREN BACK TO

HIS WAR-TORN NATION.

ON OUR WEDDING DAY, SHE

SAY -- SHE WROTE A SCRIPT.

SHE SAID, "YOUR PEOPLE

WILL BE MY PEOPLE.

WHERE YOU GO, I WILL GO.

AND WHERE YOU DIE, I'LL

DIE."

George: THAT WAS 14

YEARS AGO.

SINCE THEN -- IS THIS AN

ADVENTURE?

ACTUALLY, WE'RE RIGHT

IN THE MIDDLE OF BASICALLY

A BUSH.

ARE THOSE POISONOUS?

OH, YEAH, THAT'S

DEADLY.

THERE IS A SCORPION.

> I THINK I SAW A BABY

ONE IN THE BATHROOM.

WHERE?

IN YOUR BATHROOM.

IT IS DEFINITELY ON THE

EDGE OF THE JUNGLE.

WE FEEL LIKE WE'RE ALWAYS

PUSHING BACK THE JUNGLE.

George: WITH HIS SIX

CHILDREN IN HAND...

EVEN RIGHT NOW, WE'RE

IN THE MIDDLE OF THE WAR.

George: ...6500 MILES

FROM AMERICA --

THIS PLACE IS A FERTILE

AND DEVELOPING NATION THAT

HAS ONLY BE AROUND FOR

FIVE YEARS.

George: THEIR HOME

AWAY FROM HOME IS A REMOTE

VILLAGE IN SOUTH SUDAN.

WHY DO YOU COME HERE?

I'M COMING HERE TO HELP

MY PARENTS.

George: OKAY.

AND WHY DO YOUR PARENTS

COME HERE?

BECAUSE THEY COME HERE

TO HELP PEOPLE THAT ARE

SICK.

George: IN BETWEEN

HOME-SCHOOLING AND RAISING

THEIR CHILDREN, THE LEVIES

RUN "OPERATION NEHEMIAH."

IT IS A CHRISTIAN

ORGANIZATION HELPING SOUTH

SUDAN REBUILD FROM THE

ASHES OF WAR.

WE BELIEVE THAT CHRIST

IS WORTHY OF THE WORSHIP

OF SOUTH SUDAN.

George: ONE OF THE

FIRST THING THEY DID WHEN

THEY MOVED HERE WAS TO

START A CHURCH.

MIND YOU, THERE WASN'T A

SOUL IN AT LEAST A FIVE,

10-MILE RADIUS.

IN FACT, THIS ENTIRE AREA

WAS LITERALLY THE BUSH.

BUT ALL OF THESE YEARS

LATER, MORE THAN 10,000

FOLKS HAVE MOVED INTO THE

COMMUNITY.

MANY OF THEM HEARING THE

GOSPEL FOR THE VERY FIRST

TIME.

LEVY'S ELDEST BROTHER

PASTORS THE CHURCH.

BEFORE THE CONGREGATION

WAS ESTABLISHED, THERE WAS

A LOT OF HATRED AND

FIGHTING BETWEEN ETHNIC

TRIBES.

PEOPLE DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT

GOD OR THE IMPORTANCE OF

FORGIVING ONE ANOTHER.

George: AND

"OPERATION NEHEMIAH" ALSO

RUNS INITIATIVES AND OTHER

NUMEROUS PROJECTS, ALL IN

AN EFFORT TO REBUILD THE

LOCAL ECONOMY AND EMPOWER

WAR-WEARY RESIDENTS.

PEOPLE ARE BEGINNING TO

CREATE A STANDARD OF

BELIEVING FOR THEMSELVES.

George: LEVY'S GOAL:

REBUILD SOUTH SUDAN ONE

FAMILY AND ONE VILLAGE AT

A TIME.

BUT HE NEEDED FELLOW

COUNTRYMEN, WHO ESCAPED

THE WAR LIKE HE DID MANY

YEARS AGO, TO COME BACK

AND HELP.

TIMOTHY AND HIS FAMILY

WERE AMONG THE SCORES WHO

RESPONDED AFTER YEARS OF

LIVING IN EXILE.

HE RETURNED.

THE FREEDOM THAT THE

PEOPLE OF SOUTH SUDAN HAVE

IS THE WELCOME OF FREEDOM.

WE NEED THE SPIRITUAL

FREEDOM, THE FREEDOM THAT

COMES FROM CHRIST.

George: THEY PROVIDE

CLEAN WATER TO TENS OF

THOUSANDS OF VILLAGERS,

AND THEY ALSO RUN A

MEDICAL CLINIC.

AND IN 2003, THEY STARTED

THE FIRST EVER RADIO

STATION IN THE AREA,

REACHING LISTENERS WITH

CHRISTIAN MUSIC AND

MESSAGES OF

RECONCILIATION.

> YOU JUST HAVE TO TAKE

A RIDE DOWN THIS ROAD --

ACTUALLY, IT IS NOT EVEN A

ROAD.

FIVE MILES BACK IN THAT

DIRECTION IS THE

HEADQUARTERS OF "OPERATION

NEHEMIAH."

IN THIS DIRECTION IS THE

LEVY HOUSE.

THEY HAVE LITERALLY BUILT

THEIR HOME IN THE MIDDLE

OF THE BUSH.

AND GETTING THERE INVOLVES

A BONE-JARRING RIDE TO A

SMALL HOUSE AT THE FOOT OF

A MOUNTAIN RANGE.

IN BETWEEN SCHOOL, CHORES,

BIBLE STUDIES, AND CHURCH

ACTIVITIES, THE LEVYS ALSO

CULTIVATE 200 ACRES OF

LAND, GROWING ALL KINDS OF

FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.

THEY VIEW THE FARM AS A

PROTOTYPE THAT WILL

PROVIDE FAMILIES A

LONG-TERM SOLUTION TO THE

COUNTRY'S FOOD

INSECURITIES.

LEVY ADMITS THAT THE NEWS

COMING OUT OF SOUTH SUDAN

IS BLEAK.

PARTS OF THE COUNTRY ARE

FACING FAMINE CONDITIONS.

MORE THAN A MILLION PEOPLE

HAVE FLED TO NEIGHBORING

COUNTRIES.

AND THE ONGOING VIOLENCE

THREATENS TO TEAR APART

THIS YOUNG NATION.

STILL, THE LEVYS WON'T

GIVE UP.

SOUTH SUDAN IS NOT A

LOST CAUSE.

THERE IS GREAT OPPORTUNITY

HERE FOR THE GOSPEL TO GO

FORWARD AND INFLUENCE

CULTURE.

AND WHEN WE HAVE A

STRONG CHURCH, THEN THE

COMMUNITY AROUND WILL BE

STRONG AND THAT TRANSLATES

INTO A STRONG COUNTRY.

George: GEORGE

THOMAS, CBN NEWS, SOUTH

SUDAN.

Caitlin: UP NEXT...HE

WAS STOPPED COLD BY A

CAREER-ENDING INJURY.

HEAR WHY NFL RUNNINGBACK

TIM HIGHTOWER SAYS PRAYER

HELPED HIM HEAL AND MAKE A

REMARKABLE COMEBACK.

Caitlin: TIM TEBOW'S

BASEBALL CAREER COULDN'T

HAVE GOTTEN OFF TO A

BETTER START THIS WEEK.

HE SCORED A HOMERUN ON HIS

VERY FIRST PITCH IN HIS

VERY FIRST AT-BAT.

HE SAID THE 91

MILE-AN-HOUR FASTBALL WENT

OVER THE LEFT WALL.

SPARKING CHEERS.

AT 29, TEBOW IS A DECADE

OLDER THAN MOST OTHER

PLAYERS, BUT THAT HASN'T

STOPPED HIM FROM DEFYING

THE ODDS.

> IN 2011, NFL

RUNNINGBACK TIM HIGHTOWER

WAS CONSIDERED ONE OF THE

BEST IN THE LEAGUE.

BUT THEN A LEG INJURY

SIDELINED HIM AND

EVENTUALLY KNOCKED HIM OUT

OF THE GAME.

HE HAD NO IDEA HOW HE WAS

GOING TO MAKE IT BACK.

THAT'S WHEN TIM TURNED TO

PRAYER FOR THE ANSWER.

SPORTS REPORTER SEAN BROWN

BRINGS US THIS WEEK'S

"FAITH ON THE FIELD."

Reporter: TIM

HIGHTOWER WAS DRAFTED BY

THE ARIZONA CARDINALS IN

2008.

IN HIS ROOKIE SEASON, HE

SET A FRANCHISE RECORD FOR

TOTAL TOUCHDOWNS BY A

FIRST-YEAR PLAYER WITH 13.

AND THEN IN 2011, HE WAS

TRADED TO WASHINGTON.

IN HIS FIRST FIVE GAMES

WITH THE REDSKINS, HE

RUSHED FOR 321 YARDS AND

TWO TOUCHDOWNS.

HE SAYS AS A BOY GROWING

UP IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA,

HE WAS TAUGHT THAT FAITH

IN GOD IS A KEY TO SUCCESS

WITH A FIRM FOUNDATION.

MY PASTOR TAUGHT ME

TAUGHT AND CAUGHT.

ONE THING I CAUGHT WAS TO

HAVE A STRONG FAITH.

Reporter: TIM'S

CAREER WAS ON THE RISE.

LITTLE DID HE KNOW HIS

FAITH WAS ABOUT TO BE

TESTED.

DURING THE GAME ON

OCTOBER 23rd, THIS

CAREER TOOK A TURN HE

DIDN'T EXPECT.

I WAS MAKING A RUN I

HAD DONE HUNDREDS OF

TIMES.

AND THE NEXT THING YOU

KNOW, MY KNEE CRACKS AND

BUCKLES.

PAIN THAT I'VE NEVER FELT

BEFORE.

Reporter: WHAT WAS

YOUR BIGGEST FEAR?

THAT THIS IS IT, THAT

IT JUST ENDED MY CAREER AT

23, 24 YEARS OLD.

WHAT NOW?

Reporter: TIM HAD

TORN HIS A.C.L., WHICH

MEANT HE NEEDED SURGERY

AND EXTENSIVE

REHABILITATION.

SO HE COULDN'T PLAY FOR

THE REST OF THE SEASON.

HE WAS EVENTUALLY CUT FROM

THE TEAM.

AFTER SURGERY, HE HAD NO

IDEA HOW HE WAS GOING TO

MAKE IT BACK TO THE FIELD.

SO HE BEGAN PRAYING TO ASK

GOD FOR ANSWERS.

BUT THE LORD BEGAN ASKING

HIM SOME QUESTIONS.

WHERE IS YOUR HEART

TOWARDS ME?

WHERE IS YOUR HEART

TOWARDS YOUR FAMILY?

WHERE IS YOUR HEART

TOWARDS THE GAME?

FORGETTING YOUR PURPOSE,

WHY ARE YOU INITIALLY

HERE?

WHAT BROUGHT THE FAVOR OF

GOD UPON YOUR LIFE?

I KNOW HE WAS WORKING ON

THIS HEART THE WHOLE TIME.

Reporter: TIM

REALIZED OVER THE YEARS HE

HAD BEGUN TO LOSE FOCUS ON

WHAT REALLY MATTERED.

THERE ARE A LOT OF

THINGS COMING INTO THE NFL

THAT TESTED MY FAITH.

THE WHOLE PRIDE AND

JEALOUSY.

Reporter: HE NOW

UNDERSTOOD THAT IN ORDER

FOR GOD TO HEAL HIS LEG,

HE NEEDED TO ALLOW HIM TO

CLEAN HIS HEART.

SO HIS PRAYERS BEGAN TO

CHANGE.

IT WENT FROM THE KNEE

OR THE MONEY OR THE THIS

OR THE THAT TO, YOU KNOW

WHAT, I JUST WANT A PURE

HEART AGAIN.

Reporter: TIM

REDEDICATED HIS WHOLE

HEART BACK TO THE LORD AND

BELIEVED HE WOULD RETURN

TO THE FIELD, BUT IT TOOK

A LOT LONGER THAN IT WOULD

BE.

I DIDN'T KNOW HOW LONG

IT WOULD BE.

AS THE YEARS AND THE

MONTHS AND THE SURGERIES

PASSED, I WAS, LIKE, WHAT

KIND OF TIMETABLE ARE WE

WORKING WITH.

IT TOOK EVERY I HAD.

I LITERALLY MADE A

COMMITMENT THAT I'M ALL

IN.

I WILL PLAY FOOTBALL

AGAIN.

MY SON WILL SEE ME PLAY.

MY FAMILY WILL SEE ME

PLAY.

AND PEOPLE WILL SEE THAT

IT IS BIGGER THAN ME.

Reporter: TIM

CONTINUED TO PRAY AND

CONDITION HIS LEG SO HE

WOULD BE READY WHEN AN

OFFER CAME.

THEN NEARLY FOUR YEARS

LATER, HE RECEIVED A CALL

HE HAD BEEN WAITING FOR.

I'M WORKING, DOING

COMMERCIAL REAL ASSET.

I REMEMBER SITTINESTATE.

AND I REMEMBER SITTING IN

THE OFFICE AND THE PHONE

RINGS.

AND IT WAS MY AGENT AND

THEY WANT TO SIGN YOU.

I DON'T KNOW IF YOU CAN

DESCRIBE THE FEELING WHEN

YOU FIGHT FOR SOMETHING SO

STRONGLY AND BELIEVE IN

SOMETHING SO STRONGLY, AND

WHEN THAT PRAYER IS

ANSWERED -- I REMEMBER

JUST RUNNING HOME.

I WANTED TO GET MY SON.

I REMEMBER PICKING HIM UP

OUT OF HIS CRIB, AND, UM,

MAN...

Reporter: TIM SIGNED

WITH THE NEURA NEW ORLEANS'

SAINTS.

HE RUSHED FOR A CAREER

HIGH, 122 YARDS AND TWO

TOUCHDOWNS.

TIM HIGHTOWER WAS BACK.

NOW HEADING INTO THIS

SEASON, HE SAYS HE HAS HIS

PRIORITIES IN ORDER, AND

HE IS NOT ALLOWING FAME TO

GO TO HIS HEAD OR TO HIS

HEART.

> WHAT IS IT THAT YOU

WANT PEOPLE TO LEARN JUST

HEARING YOUR STORY?

I REALLY WANT PEOPLE

NOT TO MARVEL AT ME OR

ANYTHING THAT I'VE

ACCOMPLISHED.

I WANT THEM TO KNOW THAT,

MAN, WE HAVE A PURPOSE.

AND WHEN WE KNOW WE HAVE A

PURPOSE, AND WE KNOW THERE

IS SOMEBODY OUT THERE WHO

CREATED US AND WHO LOVES

US SO MUCH, AND ALL OF OUR

EXPERIENCES, GOOD, BAD, NO

MATTER WHERE YOU COME

FROM, GOD CAN USE YOU,

MAN.

HE CAN USE YOU AND USE

YOUR STORY AND YOUR

PURPOSE.

AND YOU CAN CONNECT AND

IMPACT SO MANY PEOPLE.

Caitlin: IN THIS

WEEK'S MONDAY NIGHT GAME,

TIM HIGHTOWER HAD SOME

STRONG RUNS, HELPING THE

SAINTS TO THEIR BEST

PERFORMANCE SO FAR THIS

SEASON.

THIS COMING WEEKEND, THEY

WILL TAKE ON THE SAN DIEGO

CHARGES IN SAN DIEGO.

> STAY WITH US.

Caitlin: FINALLY

TODAY, IT IS NEVER TOO

LATE AND YOU'RE NEVER TOO

OLD TO GET MOVING, TO HELP

YOU KEEP THE ABILITY TO

STAY MOBILE AS YOU GET

OLDER.

IT CAN BE SOMETHING AS

SIMPLE AS GOING FOR WALKS.

EVEN IF YOU'VE BEEN A

COUCH POTATO FOR A LONG

TIME.

THOSE ARE THE FINDINGS

FROM A NEW STUDY OF

ELDERLY PEOPLE.

ONE HEALTH SPECIALIST SAYS

PRESCRIBING EXERCISE COULD

BE JUST AS IMPORTANT AS

PRESCRIBING MEDICATIONS,

AND SOMETIMES ALL IT TAKES

IS A WALK.

> THAT'S IT FOR NOW ON

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HAVE A GREAT DAY.

"THE 700 CLUB,"

SEPTEMBER 29, 2016.

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