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The 700 Club - October 11, 2016

The borders are closed and the jungles are dense, but nothing is stopping these refugees from trying to get a better life. Plus, a boxer gets knock down and out. Hear what got him back in the ring. Read Transcript


Efrem: COMING UP, THE

BORDERS ARE CLOSED.

IT IS TERRIBLE.

Efrem: AND THE

JUNGLES ARE DENSE.

IT HAILS IN THE

JUNGLES.

Efrem: BUT NOTHING IS

STOPPING THESE REFUGEES

FROM TRYING TO GET A

BETTER LIFE.

A BETTER FUTURE FOR OUR

FAMILY, OUR KIDS.

Efrem: PLUS...A BOXER

WHO WAS KNOCKED DOWN AND

OUT, AND THE CLOCK WAS

TICKING.

I COULDN'T COMPREHEND,

I COULDN'T THINK.

ALL OF A SUDDEN I FELT

PEACE.

Efrem: ON TODAY'S

"700 CLUB."

*

Pat: WELL, WELCOME,

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, TO

THIS EDITION OF "THE 700

CLUB."

LET'S GO UP TO 30,000 FEET

AND LOOK DOWN AT THE

NATION THAT WE LOVE SO

MUCH AND SEE WHAT'S GOING

ON.

I THINK IF YOU TAKE THAT

PERSPECTIVE, YOU BEGIN TO

SEE WHAT IS HAPPENING.

THERE WAS AN ELECTION

WHERE A MAN NAMED MITT

ROMNEY WAS THE NOMINEE OF

THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.

HE WAS ONE OF THE MOST

HONORABLE MEN.

HE WAS A STRAIGHT ARROW IF

YOU EVER HAD ONE.

HE WAS MARRIED TO HIS

LOVELY WIFE.

THEY HAD WONDERFUL

CHILDREN.

HE WAS A PICTURE-PERFECT

MAN IN PUBLIC OFFICE.

AND HE WAS VERY

SUCCESSFUL.

AND SO FORTH.

STARTING IN THE SPRING,

THE BARAGE AGAIN AGAINST

HIM.

HE WAS A PLUTOCRAT, HE

DIDN'T UNDERSTAND WOMEN,

HE WAS BRUTAL TO HIS

EMPLOYEES, HE LIVED A LIFE

WAY BEYOND ANYTHING ELSE,

HE DIDN'T UNDERSTAND THE

COMMON MAN, AND ON AND ON

IT WENT.

THE ATTACK ADS WERE FAST

AND FURIOUS.

SO COMING INTO THE SUMMER

AND THE GENERAL ELECTION,

HE IS ALREADY WEAKENED

BECAUSE OF THIS BARAGE OF

ADS AGAINST HIM.

AND THEN THEY OPEN UP WITH

EVERYTHING ELSE.

THEY HAD A DOG, AND THE

DOG CARRIER ON TOP OF THE

CAR.

THE DOG MAY HAVE GOTTEN --

I DON'T KNOW, A COLD OR

SOMETHING.

AND SO HE IS A DOG HATER.

IT WAS JUST UNBELIEVABLE

WHAT H THEY DID.

AND BEFORE IT WAS OVER

WITH, OF COURSE HE LOST

HANDILEHANDILY IN THE ELECTION.

AND THE SAME ATTACK

MACHINE HAS BEEN GOING

AGAINST DONALD TRUMP.

IT IS UNBELIEVABLE.

I MEAN, THIS STUFF IS --

OF COURSE, A LOT OF IT IS

SELF-INFLICTED, I KNOW.

BUT NEVERTHELESS, IT IS

DIRTY AND IT IS NASTY.

AND WILL THE REPUBLICANS

EVER BE ABLE TO PUT

SOMEBODY OUT WHO HOLDS TO

CONSERVATIVE VALUES

WITHOUT BEING TRASHED AND

EVISCERATED?

IT IS THE POLITICS OF

SELF-DESTRUCTION.

AND THE DEMOCRATS ARE

PLAYING IT TO A TEE.

THAT'S THE WAY IT WORKS.

IT DOESN'T MATTER HOW MANY

PEOPLE THEY'VE GOT THAT

HAVE SEXUAL PECCADILLOS OF

MAJOR PROPORTIONS.

HOW MANY HAVE BEEN

INDICTED FOR LYING -- IT

DOESN'T MATTER HOW MANY

HAVE DONE THAT.

IT IS A QUESTION OF 11

YEARS AGO, THERE WAS AN

OVERHEARD CONVERSATION PUT

ON TAPE, AND THAT'S ENOUGH

TO DISQUALIFY A MAN FROM

OFFICE.

IT IS UNBELIEVABLE.

SO ARE WE GOING TO GET

SUCKERED BY IT?

I THINK THE REPUBLICANS

ARE.

THEY'RE RUNNING FOR THE

HILLS.

THEY CAN'T STAND AND

FIGHT.

THE DEMOCRATS, THEY HAVE A

MAN WITH MORAL FLAWS, AND

IT DOESN'T MATTER.

BILL CLINTON, THEY WEREN'T

GOING TO LET HIM

IMPEACHED.

THE HOUSE IMPEACHED HIM,

BUT THE SENATE WOULDN'T

VOTE IT.

AND THE NEXT THING YOU

KNOW, HE AND HIS WIFE HAVE

ACCUMULATED MAYBE

$200 MILLION, AND A

FOUNDATION THAT HAS A

COUPLE OF BILLION -- IT IS

UNBELIEVABLE.

AND HE IS PULLING DOWN

HUGE FEES, AND HILLARY IS

GETTING HUGE FEES.

BUT THIS IS THE KIND OF

LIFE THAT WE'RE LIVING IN

AMERICA.

AND IF WE WANT TO BE A

LEFTIST SOCIALIST NATION,

THIS IS THE WAY WE'RE

GOING.

IF WE WANT THE SUPREME

COURT TO TAKE AWAY THE GUN

RIGHTS -- AND THEY WILL --

AND YOU WANT THE SUPREME

COURT COURT TO TAKE AWAY

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY -- AND

THEY WILL -- IF YOU WANT

TO OPEN UP THE DOORS TO

ALL KINDS OF BIZARRE

LIFESTYLES, THAT IS GOING

TO HAPPEN.

AND IF YOU BELIEVE

DIFFERENTLY THAN THAT,

YOUR VOICE WILL BE STILLED

AND THERE WILL PROBABLY BE

A RENEWAL OF THE FAIRNESS

DOCTRINE IN TERMS OF

BROADCAST.

IT IS ALL COMING.

SO THE QUESTION IS, 11

YEARS AGO, AN OVERHEARD

CONVERSATION, ARE WE GOING

TO PULL THE CHAIN ON THE

MAN THAT IS A REPUBLICAN

AND GIVE THIS ELECTION TO

NANCY PELOSI AND THE

DEMOCRATS?

THAT'S THE CHOICE.

AND THE REPUBLICANS ARE

SAYING, YES, I THINK WE'LL

DO THAT BECAUSE WE DON'T

WANT TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH

SOMETHING THAT MAY HAVE A

MORAL TAINT TO IT.

IT IS CRAZY.

BUT I WORRY ABOUT A NATION

THAT IS LETTING THAT

HAPPEN BECAUSE IT HAPPENS

NOT THE BALLOT, BUT ALL

THE WAY DOWN THE BALLOT.

IT IS THE POLITICS OF

SELF-DESTRUCTION.

IT MAKES ME SICK.

IT USED TO BE THAT MEN WHO

RAN AGAINST ONE ANOTHER

WERE GENTLEMEN.

THEY BROUGHT FORTH ISSUES.

THE ISSUES WERE PUT ON THE

TABLE.

THE ELECTORATE WOULD

DECIDE WHICH OF THOSE

ISSUES, WHICH OF THOSE

POLICIES THEY WANTED, AND

THAT'S WHAT THEY VOTED

FOR.

NO MORE.

AND IT STARTS -- AND YOU

CAN SEE IT IN RACE AFTER

RACE AFTER RACE.

THAT'S THE GAME.

IF WE'RE DUMB ENOUGH TO

GET PLAYED BY IT, AND THAT

LOOKS LIKE WHAT IS

HAPPENING, THEN WE'LL TAKE

THE CONSEQUENCES.

THIS MAY BE THE NASTIEST

PRESIDENTIAL RACE EVER.

UNFORTUNATELY WITH THIS

POLITICS OF

SELF-DESTRUCTION AND

DESTRUCTION, IT COULD GET

NASTIER, AND BOTH

CANDIDATES ARE ATTACKING

EACH OTHER ON THE CAMPAIGN

TRAIL.

Terry: AND BOTH

DONALD TRUMP AND HILLARY

CLINTON ARE DEALING WITH

LEAKS.

TRUMP'S VIDEOTAPE FROM

MORE THAN A DECADE AGO,

AND CLINTON WITH A NEW

WikiLEAKS RELEASE ABOUT

HER CAMPAIGN.

HEATHER SELLS HAS THE

STORY.

Heather: THE COMMENTS

ON THE TRUMP TAPE FORCED

THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL

COMMITTEE CHAIR TO CALL

COMMITTEE MEMBERS ON

MONDAY AND REITERATE HIS

SUPPORT FOR TRUMP.

BUT PAUL RYAN, THE SPEAKER

OF THE HOUSE, IS CUTTING

TIES.

HE SAID MONDAY HE WOULD NO

LONGER DEFEND OR CAMPAIGN

FOR TRUMP, ALTHOUGH HE

DIDN'T WITHDRAW HIS

ENDORSEMENT.

ONE WELL-KNOWN THEOLOGIAN

PULLED HIS SUPPORT FROM

TRUMP, BUT RALPH REED AND

JERRY FALWELL, JR., ARE

STILL BACKING HIM.

REED AND FALWELL REFUSE TO

DEFEND HIS REMARKS, BUT

SAID HIS POSITION ON

CRITICAL ISSUES LIKE

ABORTION AND SUPREME COURT

NOMINEES STILL MAKE HIM

PREFERABLE TO HILLARY

CLINTON.

ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL,

CLINTON IS TAKING FULL

ADVANTAGE OF THE FALLOUT.

BUT, YOU KNOW, IT

WASN'T JUST THIS ONE VIDEO

THAT WAS SO DISTURBING,

EVEN SHOCKING, WE HAVE

SEEN THIS KIND OF BEHAVIOR

THROUGHOUT HIS ENTIRE

CAMPAIGN.

Reporter: MIKE PENCE

IS SPEAKING IN TRUMP'S

DEFENSE.

IT TAKES A BIG MAN TO

KNOW WHEN HE IS WRONG AND

TO ADMIT IT, AND TO HAVE

THE HUMILITY TO APOLOGIZE

AND BE TRANSPARENT AND

VULNERABLE WITH PEOPLE.

Reporter: TRUMP,

MEANWHILE, SAYS HE'LL

CONTINUE TO ATTACK CLINTON

IF ANY MORE RECORDINGS ARE

RELEASED.

IF THEY WANT TO RELEASE

MORE TAPES SAYING

INAPPROPRIATE THINGS,

WE'LL CONTINUE TO TALK

ABOUT BILL AND HILLARY

CLINTON DOING

INAPPROPRIATE THINGS.

THERE ARE SO MANY OF THEM.

Reporter: AND CLINTON

IS WORKING TO DOWNPLAY A

NEW WikiLEAKS RELEASE.

IT SHOWS A HITS FILE

AGAINST BERNIE SANDERS

FROM LAST FALL,

QUESTIONING HIS

PROGRESSIVE BONAFIDES.

THE CLINTON CAMPAIGN IS

BLAMING THE RELEASE ON

RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR

PUTIN.

THE TAPE HAS APPARENTLY

HURT TRUMP IN THE POLLS,

BUT THERE HAVEN'T BEEN ANY

POLLS AFTER HIS STRONG

SHOWING IN SUNDAY NIGHT'S

DEBATE.

WITH ONE FINAL DEBATE

LEFT, BOTH TRUMP AND

CLINTON WILL BE WORKING TO

WIN OVER VOTERS, WHILE

FOCUSING ON THE KEY

BATTLEGROUND STATES THAT

WILL DECIDE THE WHITE

HOUSE IN THE ELECTORAL

COLLEGE.

HEATHER SELLS, CBN NEWS.

Pat: WELL, IT IS A

SAD STATE.

THIS THING HAS BEEN AWFUL,

JUST AWFUL.

THIS IS THE GREATEST

NATION ON EARTH, AND WHAT

HAVE WE GOT?

I WAS READING, YOU KNOW,

HILLARY CLINTON,

QUOTE,"POTTY MOUTH," AND

ALL OF THE AWFUL, AWFUL

STUFF SHE SAID BEHIND THE

SCENES IN THE WHITE HOUSE.

IT IS IN BOOK AFTER BOOK

AFTER BOOK -- FILTHY

STUFF.

SHE SAYS, I'M SHOCKED.

WELL, WAS SHE SHOCKED WHEN

SHE SAYS DENIGRATING

REMARKS ABOUT PEOPLE AND

FIRES PEOPLE AND TAKES

OVER THE WHITE HOUSE

TRAVEL OFFICE TO GIVE IT

TO HER FRIENDS.

AND IT GOES ON AND ON AND

ON.

THERE IS SO MUCH STUFF

THERE.

IT'S ALL DIRTY, AND IT

MAKES YOU SICK.

WE HAVE THE GREATEST

NATION ON EARTH.

HOW CAN WE HAVE FALLEN

INTO THIS.

CANNOT WE HAVE

HIGH-MINDED, AND LOOK FOR

THE HIGHEST IDEALS AND

ELECT THE MOST MOBILE

PEOPLE?

WELL, THOSE PEOPLE DON'T

WANT TO GET INTO OFFICE.

THEY DON'T WANT TO TAKE

THE ABUSE.

THE NEXT PRESIDENT IS

GOING TO HAVE TO FACE A

SERIOUS INTERNATIONAL

THREAT, NORTH KOREA'S

NUCLEAR WEAPONS PROGRAM.

EFREM GRAHAM HAS THAT

STORY FROM THE CBN

NEWSROOM.

Efrem: PAT, NORTH

KOREA CELEBRATED THE

10th ANNIVERSARY OF ITS

FIRST NUCLEAR BOMB TEST ON

SUNDAY.

EXPERTS WARN THAT THE

DANGER FROM THE COMMUNIST

NORTH IS GROWING.

Reporter: REPEATED

INTERNATIONAL EFFORTS TO

STOP NORTH KOREA'S NUCLEAR

PROGRAM HAVE FAILED.

AND NOW IT SEEMS ALL SOUTH

KOREA AND ITS U.S. ALLY

HAVE LEFT IS DETERRENCE,

INCLUDING A PREEMPTIVE

STRIKE OR THE THREAT OF

NUCLEAR RETALIATION.

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

Reporter: SOUTH

KOREA'S DEFENSE MINISTER

SAYS WE HAVE CLARIFIED

SEVERAL TIMES IF NORTH

KOREA SHOWS IMMINENT SIGNS

OF USING NUCLEAR LESSONS,

WE CAN LAUNCH A SELF-

SELF-PREEMPTIVE ATTACK.

SATELLITE SURVEILLANCE OF

NORTH KOREA INDICATES IT

IS PREPARING FOR ANOTHER

NUCLEAR TEST.

IT IS NOT ONLY CLEAR THAT

U.S. EFFORTS TO STOP NORTH

KOREA'S NUCLEAR PROGRAM

HAVE FAILED, BUT THAT THE

COMMUNIST NATION INTENDS

TO BECOME A MAJOR NUCLEAR

THREAT.

A NEW REPORT FROM THE RAND

CORPORATION SAYS NORTH

KOREA COULD HAVE UP TO 100

MISSILE-LAUNCHED NUCLEAR

WEAPONS WITHIN JUST FOUR

YEARS.

DALE HURD, CBN NEWS.

Efrem: PAT, WHAT DO

WE DO?

Pat: WELL, THAT'S THE

$64,000 QUESTION, WHAT

SHOULD WE DO?

WHAT WE SHOULD HAVE DONE A

LONG TIME AGO IS FOLLOW

GENERAL MCCARTHUR'S ADVICE

AND SEAL OFF NORTH KOREA

AND DESTROY THAT FLEDGLING

DICTATORSHIP BEFORE IT GOT

UNDER WAY.

INSTEAD OF THAT, THE

POLITICIANS IN WASHINGTON

SAID, NO, NO, WE CAN'T

HAVE A CONFRONTATION.

WE'RE GOING TO FIRE

MCCARTHUR, AND WE'RE GOING

TO SETTLE AT THE 38th

PARALLEL.

AND THE NEXT THING WE

STARTED TO DO, BILL

CLINTON HAD AN INITIATIVE,

WE'RE GOING TO MAKE

FRIENDS WITH THOSE NICE

PEOPLE IN NORTH KOREA.

WE'RE GOING TO GIVE THEM

ALL KINDS OF FOOD AND ALL

KINDS OF AID.

AND BECAUSE OF THIS AID,

THEY'RE GOING TO STOP THIS

NUCLEAR PROGRAM.

NONSENSE.

THE NORTH KOREANS TOOK THE

FOOD, TOOK THE AID, AND

LAUGHED AT US AND KEPT ON

BUILDING.

THEY HAVE A TINY ECONOMY.

THEY'RE DESPERATELY POOR.

BUT THEY'RE SPENDING AT

LEAST 30% TO 40% OF THE

WHOLE GROSS NATIONAL

PRODUCT AND WEAPONS AND

ARMS.

AND THEY HAVE A VERY

ROBUST NUCLEAR PROGRAM.

NOW, THEY'VE LAUNCHED

MISSILES OUT INTO THE

CHINA SEA AND THE SEA OF

JAPAN, AND THEY'RE SAYING,

OKAY, WE CAN THREATEN

SOUTH KOREA AND WE CAN

THREATEN JAPAN, BUT WE'RE

ALSO BUILDING MISSILES

THAT WILL REACH THE UNITED

STATES.

AND KIM JONG-UN IS SAYING,

THAT'S WHAT I HAVE IN

MIND.

WHAT DO WE DO?

WE'LL LET THIS THING

CONTINUE TO SIMMER, AND

THE TIME WILL COME AND

THEY WILL SAY, OKAY, YOU

LEAVE THE KOREAN

PENINSULA, OR WE'RE GOING

TO DECIMATE SAN FRANCISCO.

AND WE SAY, NO, WE CAN'T

LET THAT HAPPEN.

WELL, IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN

UNLESS WE DO SOMETHING TO

STOP IT.

AND DOES THAT MEAN WE GO

IN THERE AND BOMB THOSE

FACILITIES?

WE MAY HAVE TO DO THAT.

WE HAVE MAY HAVE TO TAKE A

PREEMPTIVE STRIKE.

BUT AS CONGRESS KING SAID,

THIS IS A CRIME FAMILY

WITH A NATION.

AND THEY'RE DANGEROUS,

TERRIBLY DANGEROUS.

AND THEY'RE EXPORTING

THEIR NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY

TO PLACES LIKE IRAN.

THEY'RE WORKING TOGETHER.

SO WE'RE GOING TO BE FACED

WITH NUCLEAR-EMPOWERED

NATIONS THAT HATE US.

AND OUR FOREIGN POLICY HAS

BEEN EFFECTLESS.

WE HAVE NOT BEEN RESOLUTE

AND STRONG.

WE'RE VIEWED AS WEAK.

AND WEAK IN A FIGHT IS

TROUBLE.

AND NOW WE'VE GOT AN

ELECTION WHERE WE'RE

WORRIED ABOUT AN

11-YEAR-OLD VIDEOTAPE OF

OBSCENE COMMENTS INSTEAD

OF WORRYING ABOUT WHAT DO

WE DO WITH NORTH KOREA?

WHAT DO WE DO WITH SOUTH

KOREA?

WHAT DO WE DO WITH THE

TALIBAN?

WHAT DO WE DO WITH IRAN?

EFREM?

Efrem: PAT, FAMILIES

ARE STILL BEING EVACUATED

AFTER HURRICANE MATTHEW

TORE THROUGH THE CAROLINAS

AND GEORGIA, LEAVING

SEVERAL PEOPLE DEAD AND

MANY HOMELESS.

1500 PEOPLE HAD TO BE

RESCUED ON MONDAY IN NORTH

CAROLINA WHEN A DAM

SUDDENLY BROKE.

GOVERNOR PAT McCRORY

EXPLAINED THE SITUATION.

WE DO HAVE PEOPLE ON

THE ROOFS AS WE SPEAK, AND

WE HAVE A LOT OF

HELICOPTERS AND BOATS THAT

HAVE BEEN DEPLOYED THAT

ARE AT THIS POINT IN TIME

RESCUING THEM.

Efrem: "OPERATION

BLESSING" IS ALSO THERE

HELPING PEOPLE IN

FAYETTEVILLE, NORTH

CAROLINA.

THEY'RE WORKING ALONGSIDE

GOVERNOR McCRORY AND

PASTORS IN THE COMMUNITY.

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS

HERE IN FAYETTEVILLE,

NORTH CAROLINA.

WE'VE BEEN COORDINATING

WITH LOCAL EMERGENCY

MANAGEMENT AND PASTORS.

WE HAVE SPENT THE EVENING

GOING DOOR TO DOOR,

CHECKING ON FAMILIES,

LOVING ON THEM, AND LETING

THELETTING THEM KNOW THAT

VOLUNTEERS WILL BE HERE TO

HELP THEM STARTING

TOMORROW MORNING.

Efrem: AND THEY'RE IN

NEED OF VOLUNTEERS.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP

THEM, GO TO ob.org.

PAT?

Pat: IN OUR

COMMUNITY, HERE IN TIDE

TIDEWATER, THE FLOODING IS

STILL THERE.

ROADS HAVE BEEN WASHED

OUT.

BIG FLOODING IS STILL

TAKING PLACE.

AND THE FLOOD IS

UNBELIEVABLE BECAUSE WE'RE

IN A SEA ENVIRONMENT,

WHERE WHEN THE TIDES COME

IN AND THEY GO INTO THESE

STREAMS, AND THE STREAMS

ARE SWOLLEN, AND IT IS

REALLY A MESS.

IT IS ONE OF THOSE THINGS

THAT HAS HURT HAITI SO

BADLY.

I SAID YESTERDAY, 500

PEOPLE, AND THEY SAID IT

IS OVER 1,000, AND IT MAY

BE MUCH MORE THAN THAT.

THE SUFFERING IS GREAT.

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS

HELPING PEOPLE.

THE NUMBER IS

1-800-700-7000.

AND THAT'S "OPERATION

BLESSING" DISASTER RELIEF

FUND.

THERE ARE PEOPLE HURTING

AND WE WANT TO BE THERE

FOR THEM BECAUSE WE CARE.

AND GOD CARES.

AND WE WANT TO BE HIS HAND

EXTENDED TO HELP PEOPLE.

SO IF YOU WANT TO BE

PARTICIPATING IN THAT IN

ANY SMALL AMOUNT OR BIG

AMOUNT, WHATEVER, THE

NUMBER IS THERE, CALL.

EFREM?

Efrem: PAT, THIS IS

NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH

WEEK.

IF YOUR MEMORIES OF THE

SCHOOL CAFETERIA BRING TO

MIND THINGS LIKE MYSTERY

MEAT, YOU HAVEN'T BEEN TO

THE CAFETERIA LATELY.

TODAY'S LUNCHES ARE A LOT

LIKE WHAT YOU GET IN

AMERICA'S MOST POPULAR

RESTAURANTS, BUT A LOT

CHEAPER.

Reporter: TODAY'S

SCHOOL LUNCHES ARE EARNING

STRAIGHT "A"s.

MY FAVORITE IS THE

SPAGHETTI.

I LIKE THE CHICKEN

NUGGETS.

Lorie: THEY HAVEN'T

ALWAYS SCORED SUCH HIGH

MARKS.

A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO,

SCHOOLS NATIONWIDE STARTED

GETTING SERIOUS ABOUT

NUTRITION AND BEGAN

OFFERING MUCH HEALTHIER

CHOICES, LIKE THIS FRESH

CHICKEN SALAD.

THE PROBLEM WAS KIDS

DIDN'T ALWAYS CHOOSE WHAT

WAS BEST FOR THEM.

NEW FEDERAL NUTRITION

STANDARDS FOR SCHOOL MEALS

EMPHASIZE WHOLE GRAINS,

FEWER CALORIES, NO

TRANS-FATS, AND MORE GREEN

VEGETABLES.

IN FACT, KIDS ARE REQUIRED

TO CHOOSE FRUITS AND

VEGETABLES.

BUT WHEN THOSE ITEMS WERE

DISCOVERED IN THE TRASH,

IT WAS BACK TO THE DRAWING

BOARD.

SO WE'RE LOOKING FOR

THINGS THAT HAVE GOOD EYE

APPEAL, MEET, OF COURSE,

THE NUTRITIONAL

REQUIREMENTS, AND FOODS

THAT STUDENTS ARE FAMILIAR

WITH.

THAT'S REALLY IMPORTANT.

Lorie: TODAY THE KIDS

ARE ENJOYING A MEXICAN

FIESTA, SIMILAR TO WHAT

THEY'RE USED TO EATING AT

CHIPOTLE.

OTHER DAYS, KNOCK YIEWFSOFFS FROM

OTHER RESTAURANTS, LICK

PINERA.

WE STILL HAVE THINGS

LIKE PIZZA OR CHICKEN

NUGGETS ON THE MENU, BUT

IT IS NOT THE SAME AS IT

WAS EVEN 10 YEARS AGO.

PIZZA WILL HAVE A WHOLE

WHEAT CRUST AND LOWER-FAT

CHEESE, AND CHICKEN

NUGGETS WILL BE BAKED

INSTEAD OF FRIED, AND THEY

WILL HAVE A WHOLE GRAIN

BREADING.

Lorie: NATIONWIDE,

NEARLY THREE-FOURTHS OF

COOLS RELSCHOOLS TASTE TESTS.

ABOUT TWO-THIRDS OFFER

SALAD BARS AND TWO-THIRDS

BUY PRODUCE GROWN AT

NEARBY FARMS.

WE'LL BE LOOKING AT

LOCAL APPLES.

SEASONALITY IS FROM

IMPORTANT TO US.

Lorie: KIDS STILL

HAVE THE OPTION OF MAKING

LESS ADVISABLE CHOICES,

BUT THEY'VE LEARNED THE

IMPORTANCE OF EATING

RIGHT.

> DO YOU EVER GET, LIKE,

ICE CREAM?

WELL, I USUALLY GET ICE

CREAM OR SOME CHIPS EVERY,

LIKE, WEEK, LIKE ON A

SPECIAL OCCASION, IF IT IS

A SPECIAL DAY, LIKE MY

BIRTHDAY OR SOMETHING.

THAT'S WHAT I WOULD GET.

I WOULD GET SOMETHING LIKE

THAT.

HI, GUYS.

WELCOME TO THE NUTRITION

EXPRESS.

Lorie: THIS CONVERTED

SCHOOL BUS IS A MOBILE

CLASSROOM.

SO THIS IS MY PLATE.

THIS IS OUR HEALTHY WAY OF

EATING.

Lorie: THIS HANDS-ON

APPROACH MEANS THE MESSAGE

CAN REALLY SINK IN.

WHAT TYPES OF FOODS ARE

HEALTHY?

FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

AND THINGS THAT DON'T HAVE

TOO MANY CALORIES.

Lorie: SO WHEN IT

COMES TO HEALTHY SCHOOL

LUNCHES, A THREE-PRONGED

APPROACH WORKS BEST:

BEEFED UP STANDARDS,

BETTER MARKETING, AND

TEACHING KIDS WHAT IT

MEANS TO CHOOSE WISELY.

LORIE JOHNSON, CBN NEWS.

Efrem: GOT TO START

YOUNG.

PAT?

Pat: THAT'S GREAT.

OUR KIDS USED TO ALWAYS

HAVE WHOLE WHEAT

SANDWICHES.

WE THOUGHT THAT WAS SO

NICE, AND THEY'D GO TO

SCHOOL AND TRADE THEM OFF

FOR WHITE BREAD

SANDWICHES.

YOU THINK YOU'RE DOING THE

RIGHT THING.

YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU'RE

GROWING UP, THE TASTEBUDS

GET THAT WAY.

IF YOU HAVE CARROTS AND

CELERY FOR SNACKS AND

STUFF LIKE THAT, AND YOU

DON'T GIVE THEM ALL KINDS

OF SWEETS AND SWEET

CEREALS AND THINGS LIKE

THAT, THEY GET USED TO GOD

FOOD.

AND IF YOU TRAIN THEM THAT

WAY, WHEN THEY GET OLDER,

THAT'S WHAT THEY'LL WANT.

THEY'LL WANT WHAT THEY HAD

WITH MAMA BECAUSE THAT'S

THEIR COMFORT PLACE.

IF YOU HAVE NUTRITIOUSED NUTRITIOUS

FOOD AT HOME, BEFORE LONG

THAT'S THE WAY THEY'LL

EAT.

YOU CAN'T TURN A

FIVE-YEAR-OLD OR

THREE-YEAR-OLD LOSE AND

SAY HE CAN CHOOSE.

NO WAY.

YOU DECIDE WHAT HE IS

GOING TO EAT AND THEY'LL

GET USED TO IT.

THESE LITTLE CHILDREN HAVE

WONDERFUL SENSES IN THEIR

TONGUES.

THEY HAVE TREMENDOUS

RECEPTORS FOR SALT AND

SWEET LIKE THAT.

WE DON'T AS WE GET OLDER.

SO WHAT WE DO IS JIVE

THESE THINGS UP TO MAKE US

FEEL GOOD.

WHEREAS THE KIDS COULD EAT

PLAIN OATMEAL AND IT WOULD

TASTE DELICIOUS.

WE NEED TO PUT ALL KINDS

OF SUGAR ON IT, BUT WE

DON'T HAVE TO DO THAT TO

LITTLE CHILDREN.

GOD GAVE THEM THE

RECEPTORS TO BE SENSITIVE

TO SALT AND SUGAR WITHOUT

HAVING TO ADD A LOT TO IT.

Terry: IT IS NICE TO

SEE HOW POSITIVELY THINGS

HAVE CHANGED IN THE

SCHOOLS.

Pat: THANK THE LORD.

THANK THE LORD.

ALL IS NOT LOST.

Terry: WELL, THEY

DON'T SPEAK THE LANGUAGE

AND THEY DON'T KNOW WHERE

THEY ARE ON A MAP.

ALL THEY KNOW IS THAT THEY

HAVE A LONG TREK AHEAD OF

THEM IN SEARCH OF A BETTER

LIFE.

CBN NEWS TAKES YOU TO THE

BORDER OF PANAMA FOR AN

EXCLUSIVE LOOK AT THE

REFUGEE CRISIS THERE.

DON'T GO AWAY.

Pat: YOU KNOW, ALL

OVER THE WORLD, WE'RE

SEEING A POPULATION

EXPLOSION, UP TO CLOSE TO

7 BILLION PEOPLE OR MORE.

AND THE AMOUNT OF FOOD TO

TAKE CARE OF THEM IS NOT

AVAILABLE.

THE JOBS ARE NOT

AVAILABLE.

AND COUNTRY AFTER COUNTRY

IS IN PRETTY DESPERATE

CONDITION WITH THIS HUGE

OVERHANG OF DEBT ALL OVER

THE WORLD.

AND SO HOW THEY TAKE CARE

OF THIS BURGIONING

POPULATION?

WELL, THEY DON'T, REALLY.

AND A FLOOD OF HUMANITY IS

SURGING, FOR EXAMPLE,

THROUGH LATIN-AMERICA,

WHERE THERE IS A VERY HIGH

BIRTH RATE, AND IT IS

HEADING FOR THE U.S.A.

OUR CHUCK HOLTON RECENTLY

REPORTED ON THE THOUSANDS

OF CUBAN MIGRANTS WHO ARE

GOING THROUGH PANAMA.

AND HE SAYS THOSE CUBANS

ARE JUST THE TIP OF THE

ICEBERG.

Reporter: A MILLION

REFUGEES AND COUNTING HAVE

MADE THEIR WAY INTO EUROPE

OVER THE LAST YEAR AND A

HALF, GARNERING MASSIVE

MEDIA COVERAGE WORLDWIDE.

BUT THAT SAME REPORTING

MAY HAVE SERVED TO IGNITE

THE IDEA OF MASS

IMMIGRATION ALL OVER THE

GLOBE.

HERE IN PANAMA, IMMIGRANTS

FOR OVER 20 COUNTRIES ARE

TREKKING THROUGH THE

JUNGLE WITH LITTLE MORE

THAN JUST THE CLOTHES ON

THEIR BACK.

ALL WITH A SINGLE PURPOSE,

TO MAKE IT TO THE UNITED

STATES, EVEN IF THEY HAVE

TO WALK.

THE WORST OF THEIR ORDEAL

MAY BE OVER, BUT THEY

STILL HAVE A LONG WAY TO

GO.

SAMUEL ADENIYI IS FROM

NIGERIA, WHERE HE WAS

ATTENDING CHURCH ONE

SUNDAY WHEN THE ISLAMIC

GROUP BOKO HARAM ATTACKED.

THEY ENTERED THE

CHURCH.

SOME PEOPLE WERE IN THEIR

WAY, AND THEY GOT BOMBED.

I FELT I WAS LIKE A LITTLE

CHICKEN.

Reporter: SOME

FRIENDS FOUND HIM AND TOOK

HIM TO THE COAST, WHERE

THEY PUT HIM ABOARD A

CARGO SHIP.

THEY PUT ME INSIDE A

SHIP.

I HAVE TO HIDE MYSELF.

I DIDN'T KNOW WHERE THEY

WERE TAKING ME TO.

Reporter: THERE HE

FOUND A LARGE GROUP OF

AFRICANS PLANNING TO GO TO

THE U.S.

UNABLE TO SPEAK SPANISH,

HE FOLLOWED THE CROWD

STRAIGHT INTO THE

FORBIDDING GAP BETWEEN

COLOMBIA AND PANAMA.

HE HAD NO IDEA WHAT HE WAS

IN FOR.

IT WAS LIKE HELL IN THE

JUNGLE.

IT WAS THE WORST I HAVE

EXPERIENCED IN MY LIFE.

Reporter: ON MAY

9th,c PANAMA'S PRESIDENT

OFFICIALLY CLOSED ITS

BORDER WITH COSTA RICA,

BUT IN REALITY THAT IS

EASIER SAID THAN DONE.

THE COMMISSIONER HAS BEEN

GIVEN THE MONUMENTAL TASK

OF STOPPING THE FLOOD OF

MIGRANTS WALKING IN FROM

COLOMBIA.

APPROXIMATELY 75,000

HAVE COME IN SO FAR.

OVER THE LAST FIVE YEARS,

WE'VE HAD A MASSIVE SCUD EXODUS

OF MIGRANTS CROSSING OUR

BORDER WITH THE INTENTION

OF GOING TO AMERICA.

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

Through Translator:

THE JUNGLE IS VERY

DANGEROUS.

THERE ARE LOTS OF

DIFFICULT SITUATIONS, LIKE

SICKNESSES, WILD ANIMALS,

EVEN CRIMINALS.

Reporter: THESE

BORDER PATROL ARE DOING

THEIR BEST TO TRY TO STOP

THE MIGRANTS, BUT THEY

HAVE A LOT OF GROUND TO

COVER.

Reporter: THERE ARE

APPROXIMATELY 276

KILOMETRES OF BORDER.

WE ARE MAINTAINING

CONSTANT PATROLS, IN

ADDITION TO BEING IN THE

COMMUNITIES INSIDE.

DESPITE THE BORDER BEING

CLOSED, HUNDREDS OF

MIGRANTS CONTINUE TO COME

THROUGH EVERY DAY.

MY NAME IS MA MANUEL.

Reporter: HE LATER

CONTINUED NORTH, HOPING TO

MAKE IT TO THE UNITED

STATES.

HIS TRIP HAS BEEN EQUAL

ARDUOUS.

IT IS TERRIBLE.

THE JOURNEY FROM THERE

UNTIL HERE, IT IS

TERRIBLE.

IN COLOMBIA, MOST OF THE

PEOPLE GO.

THE GUY TOLD ME TO GET

NAKED.

THEY TOOK MY PANTS OFF.

HE CHECKED EVERYWHERE.

HE KNEW EXACTLY WHERE TO

LOOK.

Reporter: DO YOU HAVE

A PASSPORT?

NO, I DON'T.

Reporter: DID YOU

LOSE IT?

I LOST IT.

Reporter: THEY SAY

THE VIOLENCE IS WHAT

THEY'RE RUNNING FROM.

WE'RE AFRAID TO LIVE

THERE.

WE WANT A PEACEFUL LIFE, A

BETTER FUTURE FOR OUR

FAMILY, OUR KIDS, YOU

KNOW?

THEY THINK WE'RE

TERRORISTS.

Reporter: IT IS

RUMORED THAT THE U.S.

EMBASSY IN PANAMA ARE

VETTING REFUGEES WHO END

UP HERE.

NICARAGUA AND COSTA RICA

HAVE ALSO CLOSED THEIR

BORDER TO IMMIGRANTS,

MEANING THAT PANAMA MUST

STRUGGLE TO DEAL WITH THE

CONTINUED FLOW WITHOUT

CONTINUING TO SEND THEM

ALONG TO THE NORTH.

SO FAR NO SOLUTION HAS

BEEN FOUND.

IN THE MEANTIME, THESE

MIGRANTS ARE HOPING THINGS

WILL WORK OUT SOMEHOW.

> TELL ME WHAT YOU HOPE

TO FIND IN THE UNITED

STATES?

PEACE AND JUSTICE.

EVERYBODY IS QUAL.

EQUAL.

Reporter: I'M CHUCK

HOLTON FOR CBN NEWS.

Pat: GOD MUST LOOK

DOWN ON THIS EARTH AND THE

SUFFERING BREAKS HIS

HEART.

BECAUSE GOD IS A LOVING,

COMPASSIONATE GOD.

HE SEES THESE CREATURES

MADE IN HIS IMAGE AND HE

SEES THEM STRUGGLING AND

SUFFERING.

THIS WHOLE THING IS

BUILDING TO A CRES CRESHENDA.

I SEE A MASSIVE FINANCIAL

COLLAPSE.

I THINK IT IS ON THE CUSP

OF ONE.

I THINK THE DEBT,

$150 TRILLION WORLDWIDE --

IT IS BEYOND BELIEF.

IT CANNOT BE PAID OFF.

IT IS GOING TO COLLAPSE.

THESE PEOPLE WILL BE OUT

OF WORK.

THERE WON'T BE ENOUGH

FOOD.

THERE WILL BE A

HUMANITARIAN CRISIS.

I TALKED TO OUR REPORTER

IN THE MIDDLE EAST, CHRIS

MITCHELL, AND THEY SAID

THEY'RE GOING TO GO INTO

MOSUL AND ATTACK MOSUL,

AND HE SAID THERE WILL BE

A MILLION REFUGEES, AND IT

WILL BE A COLD, COLD

WINTER, AND THE REFUGEES

WON'T HAVE ANY PLACE TO

GO.

IT WILL BE A HUMANITARIAN

DISASTER.

IT IS GOING TO BE THIS ALL

OVER THE WORLD.

AND IT'S TRAGIC.

AND IF THERE WAS EVER A

TIME TO PRAY AND SAY, GOD,

HELP US.

YOU HAVE THE MUSLIMS

TRYING TO FIGHT AND KILL

AND YOU'VE GOT ISIS AND

BOKO HARAM AND ALL OF

THOSE FRENCH GROUPS,

YOU'VE GOT CHAOS IN THE

PHILIPPINES.

YOU'VE GOT STUFF GOING ON

IN INDONESIA.

ALL AROUND THE WORLD,

PAKISTAN, AFGHANISTAN --

ALL OF THESE HOTSPOTS.

IT IS LIKE THE DEVIL

HIMSELF IS SAYING, I'M

GOING TO STIR UP TROUBLE.

I'M GOING TO CAUSE

TROUBLE.

AND WHAT WILL WE LOOK FOR?

AS HUMAN BEINGS, WHAT WILL

WE LOOK FOR?

WE LOOK FOR SOME SAVIOR,

SOME MAN OF WISDOM TO COME

AND SOLVE THESE PROBLEMS.

BECAUSE AT THIS POINT

THEY'RE BEYOND THE SCOPE

OF THE NORMAL DEMOCRATIC

OR GOVERNMENTAL PROCESSES.

WE LOOK TO SOMEBODY WHO

SAYS, I HAVE THE ANSWERS.

WE DON'T HAVE HIM YET, BUT

THE BIBLE SAYS HE MAY BE

ON THE WAY.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, UP NEXT,

THE BOXER WITH MALICE IN

HIS HEART AND BLEEDING IN

HIS BRAIN.

WATCH WHAT HAPPENS WHEN HE

GETS FLOORED, AND SEE WHAT

PICKED HIM BACK UP.

Pat: WELL, YOU'RE

WATCHING "THE 700 CLUB."

I WANT TO SEDUCE YOU TO A INTRODUCE YOU TO

A GUY WHO'S NAME IS JUAN.

JUAN AND BOXING WERE A

PERFECT MATCH.

RON'S FISTS WERE DEADLY

WEAPONS.

AND HIS EXPLOSIVE TEMPER

FOUND AN OUTLET RIGHT

INSIDE THE RING.

BUT AFTER TAKING ONE TOO

MANY SHOTS TO THE HEAD,

JUAN WENT DOWN, AND HIS

BRAIN WAS BLEEDING.

AND HE WASN'T GOING TO BE

THE SAME IF HE GOT BACK

UP.

I HAD AN ASSAULT WITH A

DEADLY WEAPON CHARGE.

AND IT WASN'T BECAUSE I

GRABBED A GUN OR

SOMETHING.

THAT WAS A FIT OF RAGE.

THE POOR KID DID NOTHING

TO ME.

Reporter: JUAN WAS 15

WHEN HE NEARLY KILLED

ANOTHER TEENAGER WITH HIS

BARE HANDS.

HIS ANGER BEGAN WHEN HE

WAS A YOUNG BOY, AND IN AN

UNLIKELY PLACE, THE CHURCH

WHERE HIS FATHER AND

GRANDFATHER WERE PASTORS.

I FELT LIKE EVERY TIME

I ENTERED A CHURCH, I WAS

WALKING INTO A COURTROOM.

WHY WOULD I WANT TO DO

THAT.

THE SOURCE OF THAT ANGER

WAS NEVER FEELING GOOD

ENOUGH FOR GOD.

IF I'M NOT GOING TO FEEL

THE LOVE OR I'M GOING TO

BE JUDGED, I'M GOING TO

ACT OUT.

I TOOK IT OUT IN FIGHTS.

I TOOK IT OUT IN JUST

BREAKING STUFF.

Reporter: AFTER THE

ASSAULT CHARGE, HIS FATHER

PERSUADED JUAN, ALREADY A

SKILLED BEEN PLAYER, TO

TAKE UP BOXING AS A WAY TO

CHANNEL HIS ANGER.

EVERY PERSON THAT MADE

ME MAD AT SCHOOL OR A

TEACHER, I TOOK IT OUT IN

THE BOXING GYM.

Reporter: JUAN'S

BOXING COACH WAS A

CHRISTIAN, AND EVERY

WORKOUT CAME WITH A BIBLE

LESSON.

ONE DAY JUAN TOOK A BLOW

TO THE HEAD.

I BLACKED OUT AT THAT

POINT.

FROM THEN ON, I DON'T

REMEMBER NOTHING.

Reporter: JUAN

SUFFERED A BRAIN BLEED,

AND WAS RUSHED TO A

HOSPITAL WHERE HE

UNDERWENT EMERGENCY

SURGERY.

THE DOCTORS TOLD HIS

PARENTS HE MAY NEVER WAKE

UP.

AND IF HE DID, HE HAD ONLY

A 30% CHANCE OF LIVING A

NORMAL LIFE.

HE SAID, I'M GOING TO

GIVE YOUR SON 12 HOURS.

AFTER 12 HOURS, I'M GOING

TO GIVE HIM THREE DAYS.

AFTER THREE DAYS, WE'RE

GOING TO HAVE TO SEE WHAT

YOU WANT US TO DO.

I COULDN'T COMPREHEND IT.

I COULDN'T THINK.

I WAS KIND OF IN SHOCK

MYSELF.

WHEN HE TOLD US THAT, MY

WIFE LOOKED AT ME, AND SHE

GOES, YOU NEED TO PRAY.

THAT'S WHEN I WENT INTO

THE EXTENDED WAITING ROOM,

AND I JUST CRIED OUT TO

THE LORD.

Reporter: JOHNNIE AND

HIS WIFE, HELEN, STAYED AT

THEIR SON'S BEDSIDE,

PRAYING THROUGH THE NIGHT.

RIGHT NOW WE'RE NOT

GOING WITH WHAT THE

DOCTORS TELL US.

WE'RE GOING WITH PRAYING.

I STARTED PLAYING NOTHING

BUT WORSHIP MUSIC IN HIS

ROOM.

Reporter: THE VERY

NEXT MORNING, JUAN WOKE

UP.

AT THAT TIME, IT WAS

LIKE GOD JUST ASSURING US

EVERYTHING WAS GOING TO BE

OKAY.

ON THE SIXTH DAY, HE

STARTED TELLING ME HE

WANTED TO WALK.

THAT'S WHEN I KNEW THAT

EVERYTHING WAS GOING TO BE

OKAY.

I KNEW THAT GOD'S HAND WAS

IN IT.

Reporter: THE PATH

BACK FOR JUAN WASN'T EASY.

WE HAD TO TEACH HIM HOW

TO EAT AGAIN.

WE HAD TO TEACH HIM HOW TO

DRINK AGAIN.

WE HAD TO TEACH HIM HOW TO

READ AND HOW TO SPELL HIS

NAME.

I KNEW GOD'S HAND WAS IN

IT BECAUSE HE DID SO GOOD.

Reporter: JUAN

REGAINED MOST OF HIS BRAIN

FUNCTION IN A MATTER OF

WEEKS.

BUT INSTEAD OF BEING GREAT

GRATEFUL TO BE ALIVE, HE

WAS ANGRY.

THAT DAY THEY TOLD ME I

COULDN'T BOX OR PLAY

BASEBALL.

I HATED GOD BECAUSE I FELT

LIKE HE TOOK EVERYTHING

AWAY FROM ME.

Reporter: AS JUAN'S

BODY BEGAN TO HEAL, HIS

FATHER PRAYED GOD WOULD

HEAL HIS HEART.

I WAS PRAYING, LORD,

PLEASE SPEAK TO MY SON.

BECAUSE HE IS NOT

LISTENING TO ME ANYMORE.

I HAD MY EYES CLOSE AND I

WAS STILL PRAYING.

WHEN I SEEN HIM GET UP, I

GOT UP AND FOLLOWED HIM.

AND SO THEY PRAYED FOR

HIM.

AND IT WAS, LIKE, THE LORD

JUST TOOK OVER.

I WAS SO MAD AT GOD AND

ALL HE WAS TRYING TO DO

WERE YOU GIVE ME A HUG.

THAT'S WHEN I GAVE UP.

I'M, LIKE, I'M DONE

FIGHTING.

I'M NOT GOING TO WIN.

I COULDN'T MOVE.

I FELT PARALYZED.

THEY PRAYED FOR ME, AND

ALL OF A SUDDEN I FELT

PEACE.

I REALLY FEEL LIKE I HAD A

SPIRIT OF ANGER IN ME.

THAT NIGHT I FELT LIKE IT

CAME OUT.

AND THAT'S WHEN I KNEW GOD

LOVES ME.

Reporter: JUAN

SURRENDERED HIS LIFE TO

CHRIST THAT NIGHT.

DID YOU EVER FISH FOR

BASS?

THEY FIGHT AND FIGHT AND

FIGHT, BUT YOUR JOB IS TO

LET THEM FIGHT UNTIL THEY

GET TIRED.

GOD LET ME FIGHT AND HATE

HIM, BUT HE ALWAYS STAYED

ON HIS LINE.

AND NOW I FEEL LIKE HE

REELED ME IN.

THE ACCIDENT, I DON'T SEE

IT AS TAKING STUFF AWAY

ANYMORE.

BECAUSE IT GAVE ME AN

OPPORTUNITY TO TOUCH MORE

LIVES THAN I COULD EVER

DO.

Reporter: TODAY JUAN

HAS RETURNED TO BOTH THE

BOXING RING AND THE

BASEBALL FIELD.

BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY, HE

SEES GOD IN A BRAND NEW

LIGHT.

I DON'T SEE GOD AS A

JUDGING GOD.

I SEE GOD AS A MERCIFUL,

LOVING GOD.

I SEE HIM AS A FATHER WHO

WANTS HIS KIDS TO BE SAFE.

HE DOESN'T WALK AWAY FROM

US.

WE WALK AWAY FROM HIM.

AND HE IS WAITING THERE.

GOD LOVES YOU, AND HE IS

JUST WAITING FOR YOU TO

COME BACK HOME.

Pat: WHAT A GREAT

WORD.

HE LOVES YOU AND HE IS

WAITING FOR YOU TO COME

BACK HOME.

GOD IS A LOVING FATHER.

HE CONTROLS EVERYTHING.

THIS UNIVERSE IS HUGE.

THE PLANET WE LIVE ON,

THIS EARTH, IS JUST A TINY

FLASHBACK IN THE MIDDLE OF

ALL OF THE HEAVENS AND THE

EARTH.

AND OUR GOD CREATED THE

HEAVENS AND THE EARTH, AND

EVERYTHING THAT DWELLS

THEREIN.

BUT HE MADE HUMAN BEINGS

IN HIS OWN IMAGE, AND HE

PUT THEM HERE ON THIS

LITTLE PLANET.

AND HE SAID, OKAY, YOU

WORK IT OUT.

I'M GOING TO BE WITH YOU,

BUT I WANT YOU TO FIND ME

AND TO LOVE ME AND GET

STRONG IN ME.

AND I'M GOING TO HAVE A

WHOLE NEW HEAVEN AND

EARTH.

AND THERE IT IS GOING TO

BE WONDERFUL FOREVER AND

EVER AND EVER, WORLD

WITHOUT END.

SO I THANK GOD THAT MEN

LIKE JUAN -- WHAT A

BEAUTIFUL YOUNG MAN.

YOU LOOK AT HIS

ACCOMPLISHMENTS, AND YOU

SAY THIS KID HAS REALLY

GOT SOMETHING.

HE IS TREMENDOUSLY

APPEALING.

DO YOU WANT THAT?

NOW IS THE TIME.

STOP FIGHTING GOD.

HE LOVES YOU.

AND HE HAS SOMETHING

REALLY WONDERFUL FOR YOU.

YEAH, THERE IS TROUBLE IN

THE WORLD, BIG TROUBLE,

BUT GOD IS IN CHARGE OF IT

ALL.

HE CAN TAKE CARE OF

EVERYTHING FOR THOSE WHO

LOVE HIM.

SO IF YOU WANT HIM RIGHT

NOW, JUST PRAY WITH ME

RIGHT NOW.

LORD, IN JESUS' NAME I

COME TO YOU, AND I CONFESS

ANGER.

I CONFESS SIN.

I CONFESS EVIL.

I CONFESS THINGS THAT I'VE

DONE.

AND I ASK YOU TO FORGIVE

ME.

AND, LORD, RIGHT NOW COME

INTO MY HEART, LIVE YOUR

LIFE IN ME.

AND I WILL LIVE FOR YOU,

AND I WILL SERVE YOU ALL

OF THE DAYS OF MY LIFE.

THANK YOU, LORD.

THANK YOU, LORD.

THANK YOU, IN JESUS' NAME.

NOW, IF YOU PRAYED WITH ME

JUST THEN, I WANT TO GIVE

YOU SOMETHING TO HELP YOU.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO GET IT

IF YOU DON'T WANT TO, BUT

I WOULD LIKE YOU TO CALL

UP AND SAY, LOOK, I PRAYED

WITH PAT AND I JUST GAVE

MY HEART TO THE LORD.

SOMEBODY IS ON THE

TELEPHONE WHO LOVES YOU,

AND JUST CALL.

IF YOU WANT, I'LL GIVE YOU

THIS.

IT HAS A C.D. IN IT AND A

LITTLE BOOKLET, AND IT

WILL TELL YOU WHAT IS

NEXT.

73 MINUTES OF CONCENTRATED

EXPLANATION OF WHAT YOU'VE

JUST DONE.

THE NUMBER IS EASY TO

REMEMBER: 1-800-700-7000.

AND YOU CAN CALL US AND

SAY, LOOK, I PRAYED WITH

THAT GUY ON TV.

I'VE GIVEN MY HEART TO THE

LORD AND I HAVE PEACE WITH

GOD ALMIGHTY.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, STILL

AHEAD, HE IS A

BEST-SELLING NOVELIST.

CHARLES MARTIN TAKES US

BEHIND HIS LATEST

PAGE-TURNER WHEN WE COME

BACK.

Efrem: AND WELCOME

BACK TO "THE 700 CLUB."

THE SUPREME COURT OF

PAKISTAN WILL HEAR THE

FINAL APPEAL TOMORROW OF A

CHRISTIAN WOMAN WHO HAS

BEEN SENTENCED TO DEATH.

ASIA BIBI WAS ARRESTED IN

2009 AFTER AN ARGUMENT

WITH HER MUSLIM CO-WORKERS

WHO REFUSED TO DRINK FROM

THE SAME WATER BOWL WITH

HER.

THEY CLAIMED IT WAS

CONTAMINATED BECAUSE SHE

WAS A CHRISTIAN.

WHEN SHE DEFENDED HER

FAITH, THE WORKERS ACCUSED

HER OF INSULTING THE

ISLAMIC PROPHET MUHAMMAD.

SHE WAS SENTENCED TO DEATH

BY A JUDGE.

SINCE THEN ATTORNEYS AND

HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS

HAVE BEEN WORKING TO

APPEAL HER CASE.

> THE VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN

SERVICES IS UNDER FIRE FOR

ALLEGEDLY MISHANDLING

RECORDS.

THE STATE ATTORNEY-GENERAL

IS LAUNCHING A CRIMINAL

INVESTIGATION AFTER

AUTHORITIES FOUND DOZENS

OF BOXES CONTAINING

SENSITIVE PATIENT

INFORMATION IN A FORMER

EMPLOYEE'S STORAGE UNIT.

THERE ARE MEDICAL RECORDS

OF HUNDREDS OF VETERANS.

THE V.A.'S FAILURE TO

SERVE VETERANS IN A TIMELY

MATTER HAS BEEN AN ONGOING

PROBLEM.

MORE THAN 24,000 VETERANS

WERE MISDIAGNOSED DUE TO

POOR MANAGEMENT.

REMEMBER, YOU CAN ALWAYS

GET THE LATEST FROM CBN

NEWS BY GOING TO OUR

WEBSITE AT cbnnews.com.

PAT AND TERRY ARE BACK

WITH MORE OF "THE 700

CLUB."

IT'S COMING UP RIGHT AFTER

THIS.

Terry: WELL, WE'RE IN

THE HOME STRETCH OF OUR

40-DAY CAMPAIGN TO PRAY

FOR OUR NATION.

OUR FINAL DAY IS THIS

FRIDAY.

IF YOU HAVEN'T SIGNED UP

ALREADY, PLEASE DOW.

DO.

YOU CAN LOG ON TO

prayforAmerica.com, OR

YOU CAN CALL US AT

1-800-700-7000.

WE ALSO HAVE ANOTHER WAY

TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT.

IT IS THESE PRAYER LAPEL

PINS.

YOU CAN GET ONE FOR A GIFT

OF $10.

IF YOU WOULD WANT MORE, IT

IS JUST $5 EXTRA FOR EACH

OF THEM.

SO CALL US,

1-800-700-7000, OR LOG ON

TO prayforAmerica.com.

> CHARLES MARTIN WAS

SELLING INSURANCE AND

WRITING A BOOK ON THE

SIDE, AND ONE DAY HIS

INSURANCE COMPANY OFFERED

HIM A SIX FIGURE INCOME

AND A SIX FIGURE BONUS.

SURE, HE NEEDED THE MONEY,

BUT CHARLES TURNED IT

DOWN, AND IT IS A GOOD

THING HE DID.

Reporter: CHARLES

MARTIN HAS BEEN WRITING

SINCE HE WAS 15.

HE PUBLISHED HIS FIRST

BOOK IN 2004.

BUT THAT CAME ONLY AFTER

CHARLES GRADUATED FROM

REGENT UNIVERSITY.

THE LORD GAVE ME THE

PEN TO SORT OF EXPRESS

WHATEVER WAS BUBBLING UP

INSIDE OF ME.

I WAS ABLE TO GET ON A

PAGE WHAT I COULDN'T GET

OUT OF MY MOUTH.

Reporter: NOW HE IS A

NEW YORK CITY BEST-SELLING

AUTHOR OF 12 NOVELS.

HIS LATEST, "LONG WAY

GONE," IS THE STORY OF A

WAYWARD SON.

Terry: WELL, CHARLES

MARTIN IS JOINING US NOW,

AND WE WELCOME YOU BACK TO

"THE 700 CLUB," CHARLES.

THANK YOU.

Terry: I JUST

MENTIONED YOU WERE OFFERED

A SIX-FIGURE INCOME AND A

SIX-FOGGFIGURE BONUS -- WHAT

WAS GOING THROUGH YOUR

MIND AT THAT TIME?

THE LORD GAVE US FAITH.

MY WIFE GAVE ME PERMISSION

TO TRY THIS GIG.

THERE WAS A MOMENT IN OUR

HOUSE, WHEN WE WERE TRYING

TO FIGURE THIS OUT, SHE

SAID, WE'RE GOING TO DO

THIS ONE TIME ALL OUT.

I DON'T WANT TO GET TO AGE

40 AND YOU TELL ME, YOU

COULD HAVE BEEN SOMEBODY

ELSE.

Terry: BOY, THAT'S

THE TRUTH.

I WANT TO SAY ALONG THE

WAY, BECAUSE I THINK THIS

WOULD BE HELPFUL FOR

PEOPLE TO KNOW, IT WASN'T

LIKE YOU STOPPED THE

INSURANCE COMPANY.

AND VOIL, YOU HAD A

WRITING CAREER.

86 REJECTION LETTERS?

I READ SOMEWHERE THAT

F.SCOTT FITZGERALD WAS

REJECTED 126 TIMES, AND SO

I HAD A STICKY WITH THAT

NUMBER, AND SAID WHEN I

GET THERE, I'LL DO

SOMETHING ELSE.

I PROBABLY HAD NO

INTENTION OF DOING THAT,

BUT THAT WAS A MARKER.

SHORTLY AFTER 86, I GOT AN

AGENT.

Terry: THAT'S THE WAY

IT HAPPENS.

REJECTION, REJECTION, AND

THEN THE MOMENT.

WHAT WAS THE TURNING

POINT?

MY GRANDPARENTS HAD

LUNCH AT THE NATIONAL

PRAYER BREAKFAST AND SAT

NEXT TO AN AUTHOR AND HE

INVITED US TO LUNCH.

THE LORD DID IT.

Terry: YOU PUBLISHED

12 NOVELS.

AND YOU WERE SAYING, I

STILL CANSTILL CAN'T BELIEVE I'VE

DONE THIS.

I THINK 12?

, CHRISTCHRISTY AND I WERE SITTING

AT THE BREAKFAST PRAYING,

AND I SAID, LORD, THANK

YOU FOR 12.

AND IT WAS THE FIRST TIME

I VOICED 12.

HOW DID THAT HAPPEN?

Terry: THE LATEST,

"LONG WAY AGAIN," WAS JUST

RELEASED.

WHAT WAS YOUR INSPIRATION.

A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO,

I WAS SPEAKING IN NORTH

GEORGIA.

AND AFTER I WAS FINISHED,

A LADY CAME UP TO ME AND

SAID HER SON WAS IN PRISON

AND HE'LL BE THERE A LONG

TIME.

AND SHE LOOKED AT ME WITH

THIS KIND OF DESPERATION,

AND SHE SAID, WHEN IS FAR

TOO FAR GONE?

IT KIND OF PIERCED ME.

A COUPLE OF WEEKS LATER

I'M IN LUKE, THE 15th

CHAPTER -- AND YOU READ

ABOUT THE PRODIGAL AND HOW

FAR HE GOES, BUT YOU GET

TO THE 20th VERSE, AND

IT SAYS, "WHILE HE WAS

STILL A LONG WAY OFF,"

WHICH MEANS NO MATTER HOW

FAR, NO MATTER WHAT SIN,

THAT THE LOVE OF THE

FATHER FINDS YOU.

ISAIAH SAYS, "MY ARM IS

NOT SO SHORT THAT IT

CANNOT SAVE."

WITH THAT PICTURE IN MIND,

AND WITH SOME LETTERS I

GOT FROM SOME GUYS IN

PRISON ASKING THE SAME

THING, I SAID, I WONDER IF

I CAN TELL THE STORY MY

WAY.

SO THAT NOVEL MAYBE IS MY

ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION.

Terry: WELL, THE MAIN

CHARACTER IN YOUR BOOK IS

AN ASPIRING MUSICIAN.

BOY, YOU COULD RELATE TO

THAT AS AN ASPIRING

WRITER.

I WENT TO NASHVILLE AND

DID SOME RESEARCH AND MET

TAYLOR SWIFT'S ACOUSTIC

GUY -- I MET SOME

PHENOMENAL FOLKS.

BUT WHEN I BROUGHT IT

HOME, JOHN, WHO IS 16,

HELPED ME UNPACK IT AND

TRANSLATE IT FROM MUSIC TO

ENGLISH.

AND CHRISTY AND ARE I, 13

YEARS OF PIANO LESSONS

FINALLY PAID OFF.

Terry: IT IS A

WONDERFUL READ.

I WANT TO MENTION ALSO,

ONE OF YOUR OTHER BOOKS,

"THE MOUNTAIN"...

> "THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN

US".

Terry: IS BEING MADE

INTO A MOVIE.

Reporter: THE

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER IS THE

LADY WHO DID "THE LIFE OF

PIE."

AND A LITTLE UNKNOWN

ACTRESS BY THE NAME OF

KATE WINSLET.

I'M EXCITED.

I HOPE THEY MAKE A GREAT

MOVIE.

I HOPE THEY PULL IT OFF

AND WE CAN TAKE OUR KIDS

AND GO SEE IT.

THEY START FILMING

DECEMBER 1st IN

VANCOUVER.

Terry: ONE OF THE

THINGS I'VE NOTICED ABOUT

YOU, CHARLES, NO MATTER

HOW MANY BOOKS YOU WRITE,

THE CORE OF WHO YOU ARE IS

YOUR FAITH.

YOU'RE A GRADUATE OF

REGENT UNIVERSITY, AND

WHAT ROLE DID THAT PLAY?

WE WERE ON Facebook

LIVE, AND SHE ASKED ME TO

PRAY AT THE END OF IT, AND

I SAID, I'M GOOD AT THAT.

I PRAYED A LOT ON THIS

CAMPUS.

IT'S WHAT GOT ME OUT OF

HERE.

[LAUGHTER]

SERIOUSLY, WE WOULD

KNEEL DOWN BEFORE CLASS.

I WAS, LIKE, LORD, THIS IS

NMY GIFT.

THIS IS LIKE BREATHING.

I LOVE IT, SO LET ME GO DO

IT.

AND ONE OF MY BOOKS HIT

THE "NEW YORK TIMES" LIST,

BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY THAN

THAT, WHEN I GET LETTERS

FROM GUYS IN PRISON, WHO

ARE GOING TO BE THERE FOR

LIFE, AND THEY TELL ME MY

BOOKS HAVE REACHED THEM.

I RATHER HAVE THAT.

I'M STILL OFFERING MY

BOOKS UP TO THE KING.

I'M SAYING HERE IT IS, USE

ME, AND I PRAY THAT HE

DOES.

Terry: WELL, HE HAS,

HE IS, AND I'M SURE HE

WILL CONTINUE TO BECAUSE

YOUR HEART IS IN THE RIGHT

PLACE.

IT IS A WONDERFUL BOOK.

CHARLES, THANK YOU FOR

BEING WITH US.

AND HEARING YOUR STORY.

IT IS SO INSPIRING.

IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A

GREAT READ, CHECK OUT

"LONG WAY GONE."

IT IS AVAILABLE

NATIONWIDE.

AND THEN WATCH FOR THAT

MOVIE, BECAUSE IT SOUNDS

LIKE IT IS GOING TO BE

WONDERFUL AND SOMETHING

FUN.

IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A

GREAT PLACE TO CONTINUE

YOUR EDUCATION, YOU MIGHT

WANT TO CHECK OUT REGENT

UNIVERSITY.

YOU COULD BE ONE OF THOSE

PEOPLE ON YOUR KNEES IN

THE CHAPEL.

CALL THE NUMBER YOU SEE ON

YOUR SCREEN, OR YOU CAN

LOG ON TO REGENT.EDU.

> SHARM MAIN SAYS, 'MY

SON IS REQUIRED TO WRITE A

REPORT ON HOMOSEXUAL

COUPLES IN LONG-TERM

RELATIONSHIPS IN HIS

COLLEGE ART CLASS.

WHAT CAN BE DONE TO

PROTECT HIS RIGHTS."

WE'RE GOING TO WEIGH IN ON

THAT, SO DON'T GO AWAY.

Terry: IT IS TIME TO

BRING IT ON WITH THE

E-MAIL QUESTIONS.

SHARMAIN SAYS, "MY SON IS

A 24-YEAR-OLD CHRISTIAN.

AND HE TOLD ME HIS COLLEGE

ART CLASS WAS SHOWN GAY

COUPLES IN LONG-TERM

RELATIONSHIPS.

MY SON HAS TO WRITE A

REPORT ON THIS.

HE WAS SHOCKED AND ALL HE

COULD SAY WAS WHAT?

I WAS WONDERING IF

SOMETHING COULD BE DONE TO

PROTECT HIS RIGHTS?

WHAT DO YOU THINK THE

COURSE OF ACTION SHOULD

BE?"

Pat: IN THE OLD DAYS

YOU WOULD IMMEDIATELY GO

TO COURT AND SAY HIS

RIGHTS WERE TAKEN AWAY

FROM HIM.

UNFORTUNATELY, NOW THE

COURT SAYS THE HOMOSEXUAL

RIGHTS ARE A

CONSTITUTIONALLY PROTECTED

AREA.

WHAT IS HE GOING TO DO?

I'M AFRAID WHAT HE IS

GOING TO HAVE TO DO -- HE

COULD WRITE A REPORT

SAYING THAT THIS WASN'T

ART, AND EXPRESS THE FACT

OF WHY IT WASN'T GOOD.

I THINK THAT WOULD BE THE

WAY TO GO.

HE'S IN A BIND.

WE'RE LOOKING AT A CULTURE

THAT IS JUST GOING TO POT.

Terry: YEAH.

Pat: AND IT HAS GIVEN

ITSELF OVER TO BIZARRE

TYPES OF SEXUALITY.

AND IT ISN'T THAT PEOPLE

DIDN'T PRACTICE THESE

THINGS THROUGHOUT

HISTORY,

IT'S JUST THAT THEY DIDN'T

GET CONSTITUTIONAL

SANCTION.

100 YEARS AGO, THIS WOULD

HAVE BEEN UNTHINKABLE.

SO WHAT DOES YOUR SON DO?

I DON'T THINK HE COULD WIN

ANY LAW CASE.

HE COULD DROP OUT OF THE

ART CLASS, BUT HE WANTS TO

BE AN ARTIST, AND THAT'S

WHAT THEY'RE IMPOSING UPON

HIM.

YOU ASK ME WHAT WOULD I

DO?

I THINK THAT'S THE BEST

WAY TO DO IT, IS TO SEE

THOSE PICTURES AND

CRITICIZE WHY THEY'RE NOT

GOOD ART.

IF HE'S GOOD ENOUGH AT IT,

HE MIGHT GET A GOOD GRADE.

Terry: HE MIGHT NOT

BE GETTING AN ART DEGREE.

IF YOU'RE A LIBERAL ARTS

COLLEGE, YOU HAVE TO TAKE

AN ART CLASS --

Pat: BUT YOU'RE

EXPOSED TO THIS THING.

LOOK AT MAPLE THORPE,

THAT'S THE WAY THEY WERE

DOING IT.

Terry: MICHELLE SAYS,

"I FEEL JESUS IN MY HEART.

I KNOW HE WATCHES OVER ME.

I FEEL HIS LOVE.

BUT I STILL SIN, EVEN

THOUGH I DON'T WANT TO.

AM I STILL A SLAVE TO

SIN?"

Pat: THE BIBLE SAYS

HE THAT IS BORN OF GOD

DOES NOT CONTINUOUSLY SIN.

OF COURSE, YOU WILL SIN.

OF COURSE YOU WILL HAVE

TEMPTATION.

OF COURSE YOU WILL FALL.

JOHN WESLEY SAID, THERE

DOESN'T A DAY GO BY THAT I

DON'T PLEAD THE BLOOD OF

CHRIST.

WE NEED THE BLOOD OF

CHRIST.

AND IF WE WALK IN THE

LIGHT AS HE IS IN THE

LIGHT, WE HAVE FELLOWSHIP

WITH ONE ANOTHER, AND THE

BLOOD OF CHRIST

CONTINUOUSLY CLEANSES US

FROM ALL SIN.

YOU ARE NOT GOING TO BE

FREE FROM SIN UNTIL THE

DAY YOU DIE AND YOU BECOME

TRANSPORTED INTO A NEW

WORLD.

SO WE ARE IN THE FLESH.

AND THE FLESH IS ALWAYS

WARING AGAINST US.

AND WHAT WE NEED TO DO IS

TO PUT TO DEATH THE DEEDS

OF THE FLESH AND THAT WE

MIGHT LIVE FOR THE FLORD.

LORD.

AND THAT'S A PROCESS OF

SANCTIFICATION.

Terry: I THINK THAT'S

ALL OF THE TIME WE'VE GOT

FOR NOW.

Pat: FOLKS, THANKS SO

MUCH FOR BEING WITH US.

I HOPE I DIDN'T GIVE YOU A

DOWNER TODAY.

WE'VE GOT TO FACE THE

WORLD THAT IS THERE.

Terry: I THINK THE

QUESTION TO BE ASKED IS:

HOW SHOULD WE THEN LIVE?

Pat: WELL, WE'RE

GOING TO WIN.

I WANT TO SAY THAT.

I'M AN ETERNAL OPTIMIST.

IN JESUS CHRIST WE WIN.

> WE LEAVE YOU TODAY

WITH A POWER MINUTE FROM

JEREMIAH: "CALL UNTO ME

AND I WILL ANSWER YOU AND

SHOW YOU GREAT AND MIGHTY

THINGS WHICH YOU DO NOT

KNOW."

WELL, WE'VE GOT A STANDOUT

FOOTBALL PLAYER TOMORROW

ON THE SHOW.

SO YOU'LL WANT TO SEE

THAT.

CHARLES JOHNSON.

AND SO FOR TERRY AND ALL

OF US, THIS IS PAT

ROBERTSON.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR

BEING WITH US.

AND WE WILL SEE YOU

TOMORROW WITH ANOTHER

EXCITING EDITION OF "THE

700 CLUB."

BYE-BYE.

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