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700 Club Interactive - October 7, 2016

Wondering how to achieve success in your career while honoring your faith? Megan Alexander shares what it takes. Read Transcript


Gordon: WONDERING HOW

TO ACHIEVE SUCCESS IN YOUR

CAREER WHILE HONORING YOUR

FAITH?

"INSIDE EDITION'S" MEGAN

ALEXANDER GIVES US AN

INSIDE LOOK AT HER FAITH

IN THE SPOTLIGHT, AND

SHARES YOU CAN THRIVE

WHILE BEING TRUE TO YOUR

BELIEFS.

ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

*

Gordon: WELL, GOOD

MORNING, AND WELCOME TO

THE SHOW.

IT HAS BEEN PROVEN THAT

STARTING OFF YOUR DAY WITH

POSITIVE AFFIRMATIONS CAN

SET A GREAT TONE FOR HOW

YOUR DAY UNFOLDS.

Terry: AN UPLIFTING

FATHER-DAUGHTER VIDEO IS

GIVING Facebook USERS

THE MORNING MOTIVATION

THEY NEED.

TAKE A LOOK.

LOOK AT YOURSELF.

LOOK IN YOUR EYES.

YOU'VE GOT TO SEE IT,

OKAY?

YOU'VE GOT TO FEEL IT.

YOU READY?

YOU READY TO SCHOOL?

YES.

IS IT GOING TO BE A

GOOD DAY?

UH-HUH.

A REALLY GOOD DAY?

IS IT GOING TO BE

POSITIVE?

SAY, I AM STRONG.

I AM STRONG.

I AM SMART.

I AM SMART.

I WORK HARD.

I WORK HARD.

I AM BEAUTIFUL.

I AM BEAUTIFUL.

I AM RESPECTFUL.

I AM RESPECTFUL.

YES.

SAY, I'M NOT BETTER THAN

ANYONE.

I'M NOT BETTER THAN

ANYONE.

NOBODY IS BETTER THAN

ME.

NOBODY IS BETTER THAN

ME.

I AM AMAZING.

I AM AMAZING.

I AM GREAT.

I AM GREAT.

WHAT IS YOUR NAME?

ALIYAH AUSTIN.

IF YOU FALL...

I GET BACK UP.

THANK YOU, GOD.

THANK YOU, GOD.

FOR MAKING ME THE

GREATEST.

FOR MAKING ME THE

GREATEST.

THERE IS NOBODY BETTER

THAN ME.

THERE IS NOBODY BETTER

THAN ME.

OKAY.

LET'S GO.

Terry: IF SHE IS NOT

GOING TO SCHOOL WITH

ESTEEM, I DON'T KNOW WHO

IS.

THAT DAD, RON OLSON, JR.,

POSTED THIS VIDEO, AND IT

HAS HAD OVER 150 MILLION

VIEWS WORLDWIDE.

HE SAYS PARENTS HAVE A

RESPONSIBILITY SAYING,

QUOTE,"IN TODAY'S SOCIETY,

IT IS SO IMPORTANT FOR

CHILDREN TO BE

SELF-CONFIDENT, HUMBLE,

AND HAVE A SENSE OF

SELF-ESTEEM, ESPECIALLY

OUR YOUNG WOMEN.

EVERY CHILD IS DESTINED

FOR GREATNESS, AND IT IS

OUR JOB TO GET THEM

THERE."

GO DAD.

Gordon: HE SHOULD BE

A FATHER TO THE WORLD.

THAT IS A GREAT THING TO

DO.

I CAN'T SAY ENOUGH ABOUT

HOW GREAT THAT IS, TO

INSTILL THAT AS PART OF

THEIR IDENTITY.

AS THEY GROW UP, TO SAY, I

CAN REALLY BE SOMEBODY.

I'VE ALWAYS ENCOURAGED

PARENTS, PLEASE DON'T

CURSE YOUR CHILDREN.

PLEASE DON'T PROPHESY DOOM

OVER THAT.

PROPHESY GREATNESS AND

ACHIEVEMENT.

AND RON ADDED IN THERE

HUMILITY, TO SAY, I'M NOT

BETTER THAN ELSE.

Terry: AND HAVE

GRATITUDE, I AM BLESSED.

Gordon: I AM BLESSED,

YES.

> IN OTHER NEWS, A

CHRISTIAN AND A MUSLIM

HAVE COME TOGETHER TO

PRODUCE A NEW VERSION OF

THE QURAN.

A FULL-TEXT ENGLISH

EDITION OF THE BOOK, BUT

WITH A TWIST.

THIS NEW QURAN HAS

PARALLEL VERSES FROM THE

HOLHOLY BIBLE.

AND TWO DOCTORS, ONE AN

ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON, WHO IS

A PRACTICING CHRISTIAN,

COMPILED THIS NEW QURAN.

THEY HOPE IT WILL HELP

BRIDGE THE DIVIDE BETWEEN

CHRISTIANS AND MUSLIMS.

TERRY, WHAT DO YOU THINK

ABOUT THIS?

A BIBLE AND A QURAN?

Terry: YOU KNOW, I

THINK THAT THE ENDEAVOR IS

PROBABLY MADE WITH GREAT

SINCERITY.

I JUST DON'T KNOW WHEN

THERE IS SUCH A GREAT

DIVIDE -- IT'S NOT SO

SIMPLE AS JUST BRINGING

THEM TOGETHER AND HOPING

EVERYBODY UNDERSTANDS

WELL.

TO ME, ONE OF THE PROBLEMS

THAT WE HAVE IS THAT WE'RE

SORT OF LOOKING AT PEOPLE

WHO ARE EXTREMISTS.

AND AT THE SAME TIME,

THERE ARE SOME BASIC

TRUTHS THERE THAT ARE A

PART OF THE QURAN, AND HOW

DO YOU DO THAT?

Gordon: WELL, MOST

WESTERN SCHOLARS WHO STUDY

THE QURAN, WHICH COMES

AFTER THE BIBLE, SAY IT IS

OBVIOUS MUHAMMAD HAD A

BIBLE AND WAS EXPOSED TO

BOTH JUDAISM AND

CHRISTIANITY.

AND THAT'S WHY THERE ARE

THESE PARALLEL PASSAGES.

THEY'RE JUST SUBTLE

DIFFERENCES.

LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR IN

CHRISTIANITY IS EVERYBODY.

AND THE QUESTION, WHO WAS

THE NEIGHBOR, AND THE

STORY OF THE GOOD

SAMARITAN.

IN THE QURAN, IT BECOMES

LOVE YOUR BROTHER.

SO IT MEANS LOVE YOUR

FELLOW MUSLIM.

IT DOESN'T MEAN LOVE

OTHERS AROUND YOU, EVEN IF

THEY'RE ESTRANGED FROM

YOU, SO THEY DON'T HAVE

THAT SAME THING.

FOR ME, IT WOULD BE GREAT

IF CHRISTIANS STOPPED

BEING KILLED IN THE MIDDLE

EAST BY MUSLIMS.

WOULDN'T THAT BE A GOOD

STARTING POINT FOR

BRINGING US TOGETHER.

THERE HAS BEEN MORE

PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS

IN EGYPT IN THE LAST THREE

YEARS THAN IN THE PREVIOUS

HUNDREDS.

SO YOU LOOK AT THE RISE OF

PERSECUTION.

WHOLE COMMUNITIES OF

ASSYRIAN CHRISTIANS,

CALDEAN CHRISTIANS,

BABYLONIAN CHRISTIANS, ALL

WIPED OUT.

WHERE MILLIONS OF

CHRISTIANS HAVE EITHER

BEEN KILLED OR FORCED INTO

EXILE OR FORCED INTO

REFUGEE CAMPS.

AND IT WOULD BE GREAT IF

THAT WOULD STOP.

Terry: AND ALL IN THE

NAME OF ISLAM.

SO THAT'S WHAT I'M SAYING,

THE DISPARITY IS PRETTY --

Gordon: AND IN OUR

CULTURE, WE CAN'T EVEN

NAME IT FOR THAT.

IT HAS TO BE SOME OTHER

TERM.

I UNDERSTAND THAT

POSITION, AND WE NEED TO

KEEP IN NIEN MIND ISIS WAS

KICKED OUT OF al-QAEDA

BECAUSE THEY WERE TOO

EXTREME.

BUT THAT DOESN'T EXPLAIN

EGYPT.

EGYPT IS MU MUSLIM

BROTHERHOOD.

THAT DOESN'T EXPLAIN IRAN,

WHERE IF YOU'RE HAVING A

CHURCH MEETING IN YOUR

HOUSE, YOU GO TO JAIL.

Terry: SO YOU LOOK AT

THE TWO MEN COMING

TOGETHER TO DO THIS -- AND

I'M NOT QUITE SURE I

TOTALLY UNDERSTAND WHAT

THE END GOAL IS.

Gordon: I THINK THE

EFFORT IS NOBLE --

Terry: EXACTLY.

Gordon: -- BUT AT THE

SAME TIME, WHAT DIVIDES

THE COMMUNITIES IS RATHER

EXTREME.

Terry: AND REAL.

> AN ACT OF KINDNESS OF

FROM AN OFFICER -- HE

RECEIVED A CALL THAT HIS

SISTER WAS KILLED IN A CAR

ACCIDENT.

MARK INSTANTLY HIT THE

ROAD, TRYING TO MAKE HIS

WAY TO DETROIT, WHEN HE

GOT PULLED OVER IN OHIO

FOR SPEEDING.

HE KNEW HE WOULD LIKELY GO

TO JAIL FROM A PETTY

WARRANT.

BUT POLICE REFUSED TO COME

PICK HIM UP.

HE BROKE DOWN CRYING,

EXPLAINING TO THE OFFICER

THAT HIS SISTER HAD JUST

DIED.

THE POLICEMAN REACHED OVER

AND BEGAN PRAYING OVER ME

AND MY FAMILY.

HE OFFERED TO BRING ME

100 MILES FURTHER TO

DETROIT BECAUSE THEY TOWED

THE VEHICLE.

EVERYBODY KNOWS HOW MUCH I

DISLIKE POLICE, BUT I'M

TRULY HAPPY FOR THIS GUY.

Gordon: MAYBE IT WILL

CHANGE YOUR OPINION.

THAT'S ONE WHERE I DO HAVE

HOPE THAT TWO COMMUNITIES

CAN COME TOGETHER.

WE NEED TO NOW MORE THAN

EVER.

> NOW FOR SOME NOT SO

HEART-WARMING NEWS.

A SATANIC CLUB WILL AN

OPERATION FOR AN

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

THE SCHOOL DISTRICT

RECENTLY APPROVED THE

LAUNCH OF THE CLUB AT

SACRAMENTO ELEMENTARY

CLUB.

THE SATANIC TEMPLE HAS

BEEN TARGETING SCHOOLS

WITH GOOD NEWS CLUBS,

WHO'S PURPOSE IS TO

EVANGELIZE.

AND OREGON IS THE FIRST

STATE IN THE U.S. TO

APPROVE SATANIC

AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS IN

PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

AND PLEASE DON'T GET UPSET

WITH THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

HERE OR WITH THE SCHOOL

DISTRICT FOR DOING THIS.

WHAT THEY'RE DOING IS

TRYING TO KEEP THE GOOD

NEWS CLUBS OPEN.

THESE ARE VOLUNTARY.

A PARENT HAS TO SIGN

PERMISSION FOR THE STUDENT

TO GO TO THAT CLUB.

AND IN ORDER TO PREVENT A

LEGAL CHALLENGE, THAT

YOU'RE NOT AVAILABLE TO

ALL FAITHS, THEN IF A

SATANIC CLUB WANTS TO

ORGANIZE, THEY GET TO.

THIS IS ALL A SET-UP FOR A

LAWSUIT.

SO DON'T GET MAD AT THE

STATE OF OREGON.

DON'T GET MAD AT THE

SCHOOL DISTRICT.

BUT UNDERSTAND WHAT IS

REALLY HAPPENING HERE.

THEY'RE TRYING TO SHUT

DOWN THE GOOD NEWS CLUBS,

WHICH ARE ORGANIZED TO

HELP TRAIN STUDENTS IN THE

PRINCIPLES OF THE BIBLE.

AND THEIR PARENTS HAVE TO

SAY, YES, THAT WOULD BE

GOOD FOR MY CHILD.

THESE ARE ALL VOLUNTARY.

THESE ARE ALL AFTER

SCHOOL.

AND IT'S ALL BASED ON

VOLUNTEERS WHO WANT TO DO

IT.

SO THAT'S WHAT IS REALLY

GOING ON.

THEY'RE TRYING TO SHUT

DOWN THE GOOD NEWS CLUBS.

THEY'RE NOT TRYING TO

PROMOTE SATANISM, ALTHOUGH

MAYBE THEY ARE -- THEY'RE

TRYING TO PROMOTE ATHEISM,

IS THE UNDERLYING, AND WE

NEED TO PRAY.

Terry: IF YOU EVER

THOUGHT THERE WASN'T A

MOVEMENT AGAINST FAITH,

GOD, PEOPLE OF FAITH IN

OUR COUNTRY, THIS KIND OF

THING,.

Gordon: WELL, IT HAS

BEEN GOING ON SINCE THE

1960s.

AND ONCE YOU START MAKING

THE CLAIM THAT PRAYING IN

PUBLIC OR PRAYING IN

SCHOOL IS SOMEHOW ILLEGAL,

THEN THERE IS A GRADUAL

EROSION OF OUR FREEDOM OF

RELIGION.

THE RIGHTS GUARANTEED US

BY THE BILL OF RIGHTS.

YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO PRAY

IN PUBLIC.

YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO PRAY

IN SCHOOL, AS LONG AS IT

IS INITIATED BY YOU.

YOU HAVE THAT RIGHT.

THESE ARE ALL EFFORTS TO

TRY TO KEEP CHILDREN FROM

PRAYING, TO KEEP CHILDREN

FROM UNDERSTANDING THE

BIBLE, AND KEEP OUR

SOCIETY ON A TRACK TO

INCREASINGLY BECOME

AGNOSTIC, ATHEISTIC.

SO WE NEED TO PRAY.

SO HERE AT CBN, WE'RE IN A

40-DAY NATIONWIDE PRAY FOR

AMERICA CAMPAIGN.

AND WE'D LOVE YOU TO COME

AND JOIN US.

SO WE'RE ASKING YOU, WILL

YOU PLEDGE TO PRAY?

IF YOU WANT TO, ALL YOU

HAVE TO DO IS VISIT

prayforAmerica.com.

OR YOU CAN CALL US,

1-800-700-7000.

WE WANT ALL 50 STATES

COVERED IN PRAYER.

AND THIS IS ALL COINCIDING

WITH THE JEWISH FEAST OF

TATABERNACLES, ROSH

HASHANAH, YOM KIPPUR.

WE WANT TO LEAD AMERICA

BACK INTO REPENTANCE.

RIGHTEOUSNESS EXALTS A

NATION.

AND WHEN THE RIGHTEOUS GET

TOGETHER AND PRAY AND SAY,

LORD, TURN OUR HEARTS,

TURN OURSELVES BACK TO

YOU, WE WANT TO BE

PLEASING IN YOUR SIGHT.

AND THEN WHEN WE HUMBLE

OURSELVES AND PRAY, WE CAN

COUNT ON THIS PROMISE,

THAT HE WILL HEAL OUR

LAND.

SO JOIN WITH US.

CALL US: 1-800-700-7000.

Terry: WELL, COMING

UP, "INSIDE EDITION'S"

MEGAN ALEXANDER JOINS US

LIVE.

SHE'LL TELL US ABOUT WHAT

IT TAKES TO MAKE IT WHILE

STAYING TRUE TO YOUR

BELIEFS.

YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS IT.

SHE'S NEXT, AFTER THIS.

Terry: "INSIDE

EDITION'S" MEGAN ALEXANDER

BUILT A SUCCESSFUL CAREER

IN THE COMPETITIVE WORLD

OF TELEVISION.

AND SHE SAYS YOU CAN EXCEL

IN ANY CAREER AND STILL

STAY STRONG IN YOUR FAITH.

TAKE A LOOK.

SHE REPORTS FROM NFL'S

SIDELINES, RIDES ON

ELEPHANTS, AND HANGS OUT

WITH ORANGUTANS.

SHE IS "INSIDE EDITION'S"

MEGAN ALEXANDER.

FOR THE PAST TEN YEARS,

SHE HAS BUILT A CAREER IN

AN INDUSTRY THAT

OFTENTIMES CONFLICTS WITH

CHRISTIAN VALUES.

IN HER BOOK, "FAITH IN THE

SPOTLIGHT," MEGAN SHARES

WHY SHE CHOSE A JOB IN

TELEVISION, AND SHARES HOW

AND WHY BELIEVERS TO LEAD

IN THE WORKPLACE.

JOINS ME NOW IS MEGAN

ALEXANDER.

IT IS GREAT TO HAVE YOU

HERE.

THANK YOU, TERRY.

Terry: YOU CHOSE A

CAREER IN TELEVISION, BUT

IT IS NOT SO EASY TO SAY,

GEE, I THINK I'LL WORK IN

TV.

HOW DID THAT OPEN UP FOR

YOU?

FROM A YOUNG AGE, I

LOVED TELLING STORIES.

BUT I PLAYED SPORTS, TRIED

OUT FOR THE SCHOOL PLAY,

MUSIC, YOU GOT IT.

BUT I WASN'T NECESSARILY

OVERLY ENCOURAGED IN MY

HIGH SCHOOL OR IN MY FAITH

TO PURSUE THIS CAREER.

I HAD A REALLY UNIQUE

CONVERSATION WITH A FRIEND

OF MINE, WHO'S FATHER IS A

PASTOR.

WE WERE TALKING ABOUT WHAT

WE WANTED TO DO.

AND I SORT OF APOLOGIZED.

I THINK I WANT TO GET INTO

TV.

IT IS NOT A PASTOR OR A

DOCTOR.

AND HE SAID, HEY, MEGAN,

EVERY JOB IS A MINISTRY.

EVERY JOB CAN BE A MISSION

FIELD.

IT COMES DOWN TO HARD WORK

AND TEN NAS SAT.

TENACITY.

I COLD-CALLED RADIO

STATIONS AND I GOT ONE TO

GIVE ME THE MIDNIGHT TO

MORNING SHIFT.

AND THEN ONE THING LEADS

TO THE NEXT.

YOU SHOW UP EARLY, YOU GO

HOME LATE, AND YOU JUST

TRY TO PROVE YOURSELF.

Terry: YOU KNOW, THAT

AREA OF WORK IS OFTEN

CHALLENGING OF THE VALUES

THAT YOU AND I WOULD HOLD

TOGETHER AS BELIEVERS.

HAVE YOU BEEN CHALLENGED

ALONG THE WAY, WITH THINGS

THAT CONFLICTED WITH YOUR

FAITH?

AND HOW DID YOU HANDLE IT?

SURE.

YOU KNOW, GETTING INTO THE

INDUSTRY -- FIRST I WANTED

TO BE KNOWN FOR GOOD WORK.

I WANT TO BE AN EXCELLENT

REPORTER, AN EXCELLENT

HOST, DO THE BEST THAT I

CAN DO.

I HAVE A CHAPTER IN THE

BOOK CALLED "A SEAT AT THE

TABLE."

I WANT TO ENCOURAGE

BELIEVERS TO TAKE A SEAT

AT THE TABLE.

DO EXCELLENT WORK.

GET IN THE ROOM WHEN A

DECISION IS MADE.

BUT THEN ALONG THE WAY,

EVERY DAY IS DIFFERENT, IN

TERMS OF FIGURING OUT HOW

YOUR FAITH IS GOING APPLY.

I WOULD HAVE LOVED A GUIDE

GOING INTO THIS INDUSTRY

AND FIGURING OUT WHAT THAT

MEANS.

SO WE TACKLE ALL KINDS OF

THINGS LIKE NEGOTIATING A

CONTRACT, ASKING FOR A

RAISE, FINDING A MENTOR,

DEALING WITH WORKPLACE

DRAMA.

WHAT IT MEANS FOR YOUR

FAMILY AS A WORKING WOMAN.

HOW IS THAT GOING TO WORK

WITH CHILD CARE AND SO

FORTH.

IN TERMS OF ON THE JOB, I

WOULD SAY TRYING TO BE

YOURSELF IN THE MOMENT.

AT "INSIDE EDITION," WE

OFTEN COVER THE ACADEMY

AWARDS.

A STAR WALKED THE RED

CARPET WITH A DRESS

SHOWING A LOT OF SKIN.

THEY OFTEN ASK ME TO MODEL

THAT DRESS THE NEXT DAY.

BUT I JUST WASN'T

COMFORTABLE.

SO INSTEAD OF JUST SAY

NO -- I CAN'T STOP THE

TRAIN.

I SAID, HEY, HOW ABOUT A

PLAN "B."

LET'S GO WITH THIS DRESS.

I GOT SOME PUSHBACK, NO,

NO, I WANT YOU TO WEAR

THIS DRESS.

SO I WAS, LIKE, NO, NO, WE

CAN WORK THE PROBLEM HERE.

THERE IS A WAY YOU CAN

STILL LIVE OUT YOUR FAITH

AND STAY TRUE TO YOURSELF,

BUT BE A TEAM PLAYER.

Terry: WE SAW A PIECE

EARLIER FROM Facebook

WHERE A DAD WAS SO

ENCOURAGING TO HIS YOUNG

DAUGHTER.

WHO HAVE BEEN THE PEOPLE

IN YOUR LIFE WHO HAVE

INSPIRED YOU TO HOLD FAST

TO WHAT YOU BELIEVE BUT TO

KEEP PRESSING FORWARD TO

WHAT YOU WERE CALLED TO.

FIRST AND FOREMOST, IT

WAS THAT PASTOR WHO TOLD

ME EVERY JOB IS A MISSION

FIELD.

MY PARENTS TOLD ME TO GO

FOR IT.

THEY SAID WE DON'T KNOW

ANYBODY IN THE INDUSTRY,

SO WE CAN'T HELP YOU, BUT

GO FOR YOUR DREAMS AND

CALLS.

AND ALONG THE WAY, FINDING

MENTORS FROM AFAR.

PEOPLE THAT I ADMIRE,

WORKING WOMEN THAT I THINK

DO A GOOD JOB.

DEBORAH NORVILLE IS A BIG

ROLE MODEL.

Terry: WHAT ABOUT THE

RED CARPET.

YOU TALKED ABOUT THE DRESS

THAT WAS REVEALING, BUT

EVERYTHING ABOUT THAT IS

SO SURREAL COMPARED TO

DAY-TO-DAY LIFE, AND THERE

YOU ARE, HAVING TO STAND

NEXT TO PEOPLE WHO ARE

ALMOST LIKE ROYALTY.

DO YOU FEEL INSECURE FROM

TIME TO TIME?

ABSOLUTELY.

I'M HUMAN.

EVERYBODY IS.

IN THOSE MOMENTS, YOU NEED

TO TAKE A STEP BACK AND

REMEMBER THAT EVERYBODY

HAS BAD HAIR DAYS.

THAT A LOT OF THOSE PHOTOS

ARE AIR-BRUSHED.

AND I REALLY WANT TO LIFT

THE VEIL WITH THIS BOOK.

WE THINK THOSE CELEBRITIES

HAVE LIFE PERFECT, BUT

THEY HAVE A HAIR AND

MAKEUP TEAM AND 12 HOURS

TO GET READY.

Terry: IF YOU CAN'T

LOOK GOOD AFTER THAT, YOU

CAN'T LOOK GOOD.

EXACTLY.

AND I WANT TO ENCOURAGE

PEOPLE, YOU DON'T HAVE TO

LOOK LIKE SOMEBODY ELSE.

I HAVE HAD PEOPLE SAY TO

ME IN MY CAREER, DON'T TRY

OUT FOR THAT, YOU DON'T

HAVE THE LOOK.

AND I SAID, HEY, I JUST

WANT TO GET SOME FEEDBACK

AND GO FOR THE EXPERIENCE.

AND IN THE MOMENT, THE

CASTING DIRECTOR SAID, I

DIDN'T THINK OF YOU FOR

THIS ROLE, BUT, YEAH,

MAYBE YOU WOULD WORK.

I WANT WOMEN TO KNOW

YOU'RE MADE EXACTLY AS

YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO BE.

Terry: SPEAKING OF

LOOKING BACK, THE LAST

TIME WE HAD A CHANCE TO

VISIT, YOU HAD TAKEN SUCH

A STAND ON PURITY, AND NOT

REALLY, I GUESS, AN ISSUE

TODAY OR A POSITION TODAY

THAT WOULD BE COMMON IN

OUR CULTURE, AND YET YOU

STOOD UP STRONGLY FOR IT.

YOU TALK ABOUT IT IN THE

BOOK, THE SIGNIFICANCE OF

IT.

YES.

Terry: TALK ABOUT THE

IMPACT WE CAN HAVE WHEN

WE'RE WILLING TO STAND UP

AND BE COUNTED IN THE

MIDST OF A PLACE THAT

MIGHT NOT SHARE OUR

BELIEFS.

THAT WAS A PERSONAL

DECISION I NEVER THOUGHT I

WOULD TALK ABOUT PUBLICLY.

I MADE THAT DECISION AND

FOUND A FUTURE HUSBAND WHO

AGREED ON THAT, WHO BECAME

MY HUSBAND.

BUT WE DECIDED, PEOPLE

AREN'T TALKING ABOUT IT

ENOUGH.

OUR YOUNG PEOPLE ARE FACED

WITH SO MUCH PRESSURE

NOWADAYS.

IT IS JUST NOT A PART OF

THE CONVERSATION.

AND SOMETIMES YOUR

PERSONAL CHOICES AFFECT

YOUR PROFESSIONAL LIFE.

MY HUSBAND AND I SAID,

HEY, IF IT ENCOURAGES ONE

PERSON, IT IS WORTH IT.

ONCE I SPOKE OUT ABOUT IT,

THERE HAVE BEEN SUCH NEAT

MOMENTS WHERE PEOPLE

PULLED ME ASIDE AND SAID,

HEY, I THOUGHT I WAS THE

ONLY ONE.

THANK YOU FOR SPEAKING

OUT.

THAT'S WHY WE DECIDED TO

INCLUDE IINCLUDED IN THIS BOOK.

Terry: AND NOT JUST

FOR SPEAKING OUT AND

MAKING THE ISSUE PUBLIC,

BUT FOR LETTING YOUNG

PEOPLE KNOW YOU CAN STILL

MOVE FORWARD IN WHAT YOU

WANT TO DO AND HOLD ON TO

YOUR VALUES.

YES.

ABSOLUTELY.

Terry: THE BOOK JUST

OUT, "FAITH IN THE

SPOTLIGHT," WHAT DO YOU

WANT PEOPLE TO WALK AWAY

WITH?

THE IDEA FROM THIS BOOK

CAME FROM A PASTOR IN

SEATTLE WHO SAID I HAVE A

CHURCH WITH YOUNG,

AMBITIOUS WOMEN, WITH BIG

DREAMS AND GOALS, AND

THEY'RE AFRAID THEY'LL

HAVE TO COMPROMISE THEIR

BELIEFS TO GET AHEAD.

WOULD YOU TALK TO THEM.

I SAID, YES, AND I WROTE

THIS BOOK, TOO.

Terry: IF YOU WOULD

LIKE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT

THRIVING WHILE HOLDING ON

TO YOUR FAITH, GET MEGAN'S

BOOK.

THE TITLE IS "FAITH IN THE

SPOTLIGHT."

PLUS, CHECK OUT OUR

Facebook PAGE RIGHT

AFTER THE SHOW.

WE HAVE A SPECIAL

BEHIND-THE-SCENES

INTERVIEW WITH MEGAN.

WE'RE THRILLED TO HAVE HER

HERE.

THANKS, TERRY.

Gordon: UP NEXT, HE

PROUDLY SERVED HIS COUNTRY

OVERSEAS, AND THEN HIS

FAMILY EMBARKED ON A

DIFFERENT KIND OF MISSION.

IT SEEMS LIKE A CRAZY,

CRAZY TIME TO GET A FOSTER

LICENSEMENT.

>LICENSE.

ARE WE GOING TO BE

READY TO MAKE SURE

EVERYTHING IS PLACE FOR

THE CHILD TO BE

COMFORTABLE AND HAPPY?

Gordon: SEE HOW

VIEWERS LIKE YOU HELPED

THEM TO ACCOMPLISH THEIR

GOAL, WHEN WE COME BACK.

Gordon: AARON AND

CHRISTINA HAD A DREAM TO

FOSTER AND ADOPT CHILDREN.

BUT SUDDENLY SEVERAL LARGE

EXPENSES THREATENED TO

INTERFERE WITH MAKING

THEIR DREAM A REALITY.

THAT'S WHEN CBN'S "HELPING

THE HOMEFRONT" GAVE THIS

MILITARY FAMILY A HAND-UP.

Reporter: FOR 19

YEARS, AARON HAS SERVED AS

A UNITED STATES MARINE,

MAINTAINING CRUCIAL RADIO

AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS.

I'M PROUD TO SERVE MY

COUNTRY BECAUSE I FEEL

THIS IS THE GREATEST

COUNTRY ON EARTH.

I FEEL THAT GOD BLESSES

OUR COUNTRY BECAUSE OF THE

PEOPLE THAT SERVE.

Reporter: AR RA AARON AND

HIS WIFE, CHRISTINA, FIND

DEPLOYMENTS VERY

CHALLENGING.

MY FAITH IS ABSOLUTELY

NECESSARY TO GET THROUGH

DEPLOYMENTS.

WHEN YOU'RE IN THAT

SITUATION, 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

SUDDEN LARGE EXPENSES,

INCLUDING FUNERAL COSTS

WHEN CHRISTINA'S MOTHER

DIED.

IT ALL MADE THEIR DREAMS

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?

THE REPAIRS THAT WE

HAVE ON THE VEHICLE -- 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.

AND WE'RE GOING TO DO

IT.

AND IT'S GOING TO BE

WONDERFUL.

IT'S GOING TO BE GLORIOUS

CHAOS.

Reporter: THEIR

CHURCH, NEW SONG

COMMUNITY, IN OCEANSIDE,

CALIFORNIA, CONTACTED

"HELPING THE HOMEFRONT"

AND ASKED IF WE COULD HELP

WITH THE FAMILY'S

EXPENSES.

WE GLADLY AGREED.

THE PASTOR WAS HAPPY TO

DELIVER THE GOOD NEWS.

I'VE PASTORED MARINES

LIKE YOU GUYS FOR 2 24

YEARS.

I HAVE NEVER HAD THE

PRIVILEGE OF GIVING THE

NEWS I AM 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 A VEHICLE THAT YOU

NEED FIXED, THEY'RE GOING

TO TAKE CARE OF THE

REPAIRS ON THAT.

AND THEN THERE IS A

SHOPPING SPREE TO TAKE

CARE OF CLOTHES AND

FURNITURE AND ALL OF THOSE

SORTS OF THINGS AS WELL.

I THINK FOR ME, IT IS

MIND-BLOWING BECAUSE WE

AREN'T USED TO BEING

BLESSED IN THIS WAY.

Reporter: THAT DAY

CBN TOOK AARON AND

CHRISTINA TO HAVE THEIR

VAN REPAIRED.

THEN IT WAS TIME FOR A

SHOPPING SPREE, FOR BABY

FURNITURE AND OTHER ITEMS.

THIS HARD-WORKING MARINE

FAMILY CAN NOW FOCUS ON

WELCOMING CHILDREN INTO

THEIR HOME WITH FULL

HEARTS AND EVERY NEED

MELT.

THIS IS ABSOLUTELY AN

ANSWER TO PRAYER.

THIS ISN'T THE PICTURE I

HAD IN MY MIND, SO 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.

JUST IMAGINE THE NUMBER OF

DEPLOYMENTS, IMAGINE BEING

A FAMILY WHERE YOUR SPOUSE

HAS MULTIPLE DEPLOYMENTS.

AND WHEN YOU LOOK BACK

OVER THE LAST 16 YEARS,

THIS IS THE LONGEST WAR IN

AMERICA'S HISTORY.

SO FAMILIES ARE HURTING.

AND HOW CAN WE HELP THEM?

HOW CAN WE HONOR THEIR

SERVICE?

BECAUSE IF YOU'RE IN A

MILITARY FAMILY, YOU'RE

SERVING, TOO.

AND WE WANT TO HELP YOU.

SO IF YOU WANT TO BE A

PART OF IT, PART OF

"HELPING THE HOMEFRONT,"

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CALL

US: 1-800-700-7000.

SAY, I WANT TO HELP.

I WANT TO BE A PART OF

HELPING MILITARY FAMILIES.

AND JUST GIVE.

AND IF YOU DON'T WANT TO

CALL US, YOU CAN LOG ON

TO

700clubinteractive.com..

Terry: IF YOU LIKE

THE STORIES YOU SEE ON

THIS SHOW, CHECK OUT OUR

WEBSITE,

700clubinteractive.com..

SPEAKING OF THAT, WE'VE

RECEIVED A FEW REQUESTS.

MIGUEL WRITES, "I HAVE

CANCER.

AND I'M UNDERGOING

CHEMOTHERAPY AND IT IS

REALLY TOUGH ON ME AND MY

FAMILY.

PLEASE PRAY FOR GOD TO

HEAL ME COMPLETELY."

LUANN SAYS, "I JUST HAD

KNEE SURGERY AND NOW I

HAVE A BLOOD CLOT IN MY

LEG."

AND LISA, WHO WANTS TO

HAVE A BABY AND IT HASN'T

HAPPENED YET.

LET'S PRAY.

Gordon: LORD, WE JUST

LIFT THESE NEEDS TO YOU,

AND WE JUST DECLARE OVER

EACH ONE THAT YOU ARE THE

ANSWER TO EVERY HUMAN

NEED.

YOU'RE OUR PROVIDER,

YOU'RE OUR DELIVERER,

YOU'RE OUR SAVIOR, YOU'RE

OUR HEALER.

LORD, STRETCH FORTH YOUR

HAND TO DO MIRACLES TODAY.

AND FOR THOSE WATCHING

RIGHT NOW, LET THEM LEARN

THAT THEY CAN LEAN INTO

YOU FOR ALL OF THEIR

NEEDS.

DO IT, LORD.

COMFORT YOUR PEOPLE TODAY,

FOR WE ASK IT IN JESUS'

NAME.

AMEN.

Terry: AMEN.

Gordon: AND AMEN.

> WE HAVE A WONDERFUL

WORD FOR YOU, COLOSSIANS

3: "IN WHATEVER YOU DO, DO

IT HEARTEDLY, AS TO THE

LORD AND NOT TO MEN."

FOR ALL OF US HERE, GOD

BLESS YOU.

WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN

TOMORROW.

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