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The 700 Club - December 2, 2016

The man bringing faith-based films to Los Angeles, writer David A.R. White joins us live. Plus, a six-week-old baby with a deadly heart defect inspires a prayer chain a thousand churches strong. Read Transcript


Wendy: TODAY...THE

MAN BRINGING FAITH-BASED

FILMS TO THE CITY OF

ANGLES.

"GOD'S NOT DEAD" PRODUCER,

A.R. WHITE, JOINS US LIVE.

AND THEN...A SIX-WEEK-OLD

WITH A DEADLY HEART

DEFECT.

PLEASE BRING OUR BABY

BACK.

Wendy: INSPIRED A

PRAYER CHANGE DECADES

LONG.

CLEARLY I HEARD GOD SAY

KATIE IS NOT GOING TO GO

TODAY.

Gordon: WELL, WELCOME

TO "THE 700 CLUB."

PRESIDENT-ELECT DONALD

TRUMP WENT DIRECTLY TO THE

PEOPLE TO LAY OUT HIS

AGENDA FOR AMERICA.

THE FIRST STOP ON HIS

THANK YOU TOUR CAME IN

CINCINNATI, WHERE HE ADDED

A SURPRISE ANNOUNCEMENT,

NAMING HIS CHOICE FOR

SUCCESS OF DEFENSE.

Terry: MR. TRUMP

TALKED ABOUT HIS PLANS FOR

STRENGTHENING THE ECONOMY,

REFORMING IMMIGRATION, AND

REPEALING OBAMACARE.

CHARLENE AARON HAS THE

STORY.

Charlene: THE

PRESIDENT-ELECT RETURNED

TO HIS CAMPAIGN ROOTS ON

THURSDAY IN HIS FIRST

MAJOR PUBLIC APPEARANCE

SINCE ELECTION DAY.

FIRST IN INDIANA AT THE

CARRIER PLANT, WHERE HE

HELPED SAVE 1100 JOBS.

AND THEN IN THE BUCKEYE

STATE.

I LOVE YOU OHIO.

THIS IS A GREAT STATE.

Charlene: HE SPOKE TO

THOUSANDS OF ADORING FANS

IN THE KEY STATE OF OHIO.

WHERE HE MADE AN

ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT HIS

CHOICE FOR CABINET.

WE ARE GOING TO APPOINT

MAD DOG AS OUR SECRETARY

OF DEFENSE.

THEY SAY HE IS THE CLOSEST

THING TO GENERAL GEORGE

PATTON THAT WE HAVE, AND

IT IS ABOUT TIME.

IT IS ABOUT TIME.

[APPLAUSE]

Charlene: IT WOULD

REQUIRE A SPECIAL WAIVER

FROM CONGRESS, SINCE THE

FEDERAL LAW REQUIRES A

SEVEN-YEAR WAITING PERIOD

AFTER RETIRING FROM THE

MILITARY IN ORDER TO

BECOME SECRETARY OF

DEFENSE.

MR. TRUMP ALSO MAPPED OUT

AN AGENDA REPEALING

OBAMACARE AND NATIONAL

UNITY.

WE DENOUNCE ALL OF THE

HATRED.

WE HAVWE'RE GOING TO COME

TOGETHER.

WE HAVE NO CHOICE.

WE HAVE TO.

MY PLAN BEGINS WITH A BOLD

STRUCTURAL REFORM TO

CREATE MILLIONS OF NEW

JOBS AND RAPIDLY EXPAND

OUR ECONOMIC GROWTH.

Charlene: HE ALSO

LAID OUT HIS PLANS ON

IMMIGRATION, AND CHANGING

AMERICAN POLICIES ABOUT

WHO COMES INTO THE U.S.

WE WILL CONSTRUCT A

GREAT WALL AT THE BORDER.

PEOPLE ARE POURING IN FROM

REGIONS OF THE MIDDLE

EAST.

WE HAVE NO IDEA WHO THEY

ARE, WHERE THEY COME FROM.

Charlene: MEANWHILE,

TRUMP'S TRANSITION TEAM IS

CONSIDERING INCLUDING A

FEW DEMOCRATS FOR HIS

CABINET.

SENATOR JOE MANSION OF

WEST VIRGINIA COULD BE

TAPPED FOR THE JOB OF

ENERGY SECRETARY.

POLTICO REPORTS THE

CONSERVATIVE DEMOCRAT IS

BEING CONSIDERED TO SHOW

THE COAL PEOPLE HOW

SERIOUS TRUMP IS ABOUT THE

COAL INDUSTRY.

AND ANOTHER DEMOCRATIC

SENATOR, HEIDI HYDCAMP OF

NORTH DAKOTA IS SAID TO

MAKE A TRIP TO TRUMP TOWER

TODAY.

SHE COULD BE CONSIDERED

FOR SECRETARY OF ENERGY OR

INTERIOR.

THE PRESIDENT-ELECT ENDED

HIS SPEECH IN CINCINNATI

BY APPEALING TO EVERYONE

IN THE COUNTRY: TAKE PART

IN HELP TO MAKE AMERICA

GREAT AGAIN.

WE HAVE MANY

CHALLENGES, BUT THIS IS

TRULY AN EXCITING TIME TO

BE ALIVE.

THERE HAS BEEN NO TIME

LIKE IT.

THE SCRIPT IS NOT YET

WRITTEN.

WE DO NOT KNOW WHAT THE

NEXT PAGE WILL READ.

BUT, I'LL TELL YOU, IT IS

GOING TO BE A GREAT PAGE.

BUT FOR THE FIRST TIME IN

A LONG TIME, WHAT WE DO

KNOW IS THAT THE PAGES

WILL BE AUTHORED BY EACH

ONE OF YOU.

[APPLAUSE]

EACH ONE OF YOU.

[APPLAUSE]

AMERICANS WILL BE THE

CAPTAIN OF THEIR OWN

DESTINY ONCE AGAIN.

Charlene: CHARLENE

AARON, CBN NEWS.

Gordon: IT LOOKS LIKE

WE'RE GOING TO BE IN FOR

SOME EVEN MORE TRUMP

SURPRISES.

AND THE CHALLENGES ARE

THERE.

IN OTHER NEWS, IRAN SAYS

IT WILL RETALIATE AGAINST

THE UNITED STATES NOW THAT

THE SENATE HAS VOTED TO

KEEP SANCTIONS ON THE

PERSIAN COUNTRY.

JOHN JESSUP HAS THAT STORY

FROM WASHINGTON.

JOHN?

John: THAT'S RIGHT,

GORDON.

IRAN DIDN'T GIVE ANY

DETAILS ON HOW IT WOULD

STRIKE BACK.

AND THE U.S. SAYS THE

SANCTIONS DON'T INTERFERE

WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA'S

IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL.

THE SENATE ON THURSDAY

UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE

MEASURES THAT WILL EXTEND

THE SANCTIONS ACT FOR 10

MORE YEARS.

SPECIFICALLY THE

DECADES-OLD LAW WILL ALLOW

THE U.S. TO IMPOSE

SANCTIONS ON COMPANIES FOR

DOING BUSINESS WITH IRAN.

THE HOUSE ALREADY APPROVED

THE BILL, AND PRESIDENT

OBAMA IS EXPECTED TO SIGN

IT.

DONALD TRUMP THREATENED TO

SCRAP THE PRESIDENT'S IRAN

DEAL DURING THE CAMPAIGN.

> THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION IS

SUPPORTING WOMEN

REGISTERING FOR THE

MILITARY DRAFT.

"U.S.A. TODAY" REPORTS

PRESIDENT OBAMA BELIEVES

ADDING WOMEN TO THE DROFT DRAFT

WILL SHOW A COMMITMENT TO

GENDER-EQUALLITY.

THE MOVE REFLECTS THE

MILITARY'S ONGOING SHIFT

TO INCORPORATE WOMEN AT

ALL LEVELS.

UNDER CURRENT LAW, WOMEN

CAN VOLUNTEER FOR MILITARY

SERVICE, BUT THEY'RE NOT

REQUIRED TO ENTER THE

DRAFT.

THE REPORT SAYS THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION REMAINS

COMMITTED TO AN

ALL-VOLUNTEER MILITARY,

AND THERE ARE NO PLANS TO

REINRE-INSTITUTE THE DRAFT.

> THE CITIES OF

GATLINBURG AND PIGEON FORT

ARE STRUGGLING TO REOPEN

THEIR BUSINESSES.

NOW SOME RESIDENTS AND

BUSINESS OWNERS ARE

GETTING THEIR FIRST CHANCE

TO SEE IF THEY HAVE

ANYTHING LEFT.

CAITLIN BURKE HAS THAT

STORY.

Reporter: THE WAITING

CONTINUES AS FIRE AND

RESCUE GROUPS SEARCH

THROUGH THE ASHES LEFT

BEHIND BY THE FIRES.

BUSINESS OWNERS ARE

WAITING FOR ACCESS TO

THEIR SHOPS.

FOR THE SIMS FAMILY, THE

WAIT ENDED ON THURSDAY.

I WENT BACK TO THE

HOUSE YESTERDAY, AND THERE

WAS NO EVIDENCE OF FIRE IN

AND AROUND OUR SECTION OF

COBBLY KNOB.

Reporter: THEY

EVACUATED AS FLAMES FROM

DISTANT MOUNTAINS MOVED

CLOSER.

I THOUGHT WE WEREN'T

GOING TO MAKE IT.

I THOUGHT THAT WAS IT.

MY SON WAS IN THE BACK

SEAT, AND HE TOLD ME, I

TOTALLY THOUGHT WE WEREN'T

GOING TO MAKE IT, AND I

WAS WITH HIM.

WHEN I WALKED IN, I

FELT HEAT BECAUSE OF THE

ELECTRICITY THAT CAME ON

OVERNIGHT.

I'VE NEVER BEEN SO

GRATEFUL FOR MY HOME AS I

WAS TODAY.

I THOUGHT OF ALL OF THE

ONES WHO HAVE LOST THEIR

HOMES AND THINKING, OH,

GOSH, THEY DON'T GET TO

WALK BACK INTO LIAR HOMES.

THEIR

HOMES.

I'VE BEEN TALKING TO A

LOT OF MY FRIENDS, ASKING

THAT WHAT THEY NEED, WHAT

SIZE CLOTHES THEY NEED SO

WE CAN GO SHOPPING FOR

THEM.

Reporter: THIS

BLOCKADE IS AS CLOSE AS

MANY CAN GET TO DOWNTOWN

GATLINBURG, WHERE MANY OF

THE RESTAURANTS AND BANKS

AND CHURCHES ARE.

AND DOZENS OF THEM WERE

DESTROYED OR SEVERELY

DAMAGED BY FIRE.

STARTING THURSDAY,

BUSINESS OWNERS WERE

ALLOWED BACK IN WITH AN

ESCORT TO GATHER SOME OF

THEIR MOST IMPORTANT

DOCUMENTS TO AND TAKE CARE

OF PAYROLL.

HAROLD AND NANCY THOMPSON

OWN TWO DOWNTOWN

BUSINESSES.

NANCY WAS IN HER SHOP ON

MONDAY WHEN SMOKE MOVED

DOWN FROM THE MOUNTAIN.

MOST OF THE SHOPS

STARTED CLOSING DOWN ABOUT

MID-AFTERNOON.

WE DID STAY UNTIL ABOUT

5:00, AND THE SMOKE AT

THAT TIME IT WAS REALLY,

REALLY BAD.

Reporter: THE

THOMPSONS HEARD FROM THEIR

LANDLORD THAT THE

BUILDINGS ARE INTACT.

TODAY THEY HAVE ONE HOUR

TO GO IN TO GET ANYTHING

THEY NEED AND ASSESS THE

DAMAGE.

FORTUNATELY, IT DOESN'T

GET INTO OUR SQUARE, BUT

IT BURNED ALL THE WAY

AROUND US.

IT IS JUST A MIRACLE THEY

DIDN'T BURN.

Reporter: WE'VE HEARD

OVER AND OVER AGAIN FROM

THE PEOPLE OF THIS

COMMUNITY THAT THEY ARE

STRONG AND THAT THEY WILL

PULL TOGETHER TO TAKE CARE

OF THEIR OWN.

WHAT THEY NEED FROM YOU

ARE YOUR PRAYERS AND YOUR

BUSINESS.

IF YOU REALLY, REALLY

WANT TO DO SOMETHING FOR

GATLINBURG, WE'RE GOING TO

BE BACK ON OUR FEET IN

JUST A REAL SHORT TIME.

COME AND VISIT US.

COME BACK AND VACATION

HERE.

Reporter: CAITLIN

BURKE, CBN NEWS,

GATLINBURG, TENNESSEE.

Efrem: THANKS,

CAITLIN.

> THE BIBLE DATES BACK

THOUSANDS OF YEARS, BUT IT

IS ABOUT TO BECOME THE

CENTER OF THE NEWEST AND

MOST TECHNOLOGICALLY

ADVANCED MUSEUM IN THE

WORLD.

IT WILL OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

LATE NEXT YEAR.

BUT OUR PAUL STRAND HAD

ONE OF THE FIRST LOOKS

INSIDE.

Reporter: WE'RE HERE

IN THE MUSEUM OF THE

BIBLE, SET TO OPEN

NOVEMBER 17, 2017.

IT WILL TAKE THEM ABOUT A

YEAR, BECAUSE AS YOU CAN

SEE, THERE IS STILL A

WHOLE LOT OF CONSTRUCTION

GOING ON IN HERE.

STILL THIS MASSIVE MUSEUM

IS ON TIME, ON TRACK AND

ON BUDGET.

THE VICE PRESIDENT

EXPLAINS HOW THE VERY

LATEST TECHNOLOGY WILL

ALLOW EVERYONE TO HAVE

THEIR OWN CUSTOM VISIT.

IT IS THEIR PERSONAL

TOUR GUIDE.

IT WILL ALLOW THEM TO

CONFIGURE WHAT THEIR

INTERESTS ARE, HOW LONG

THEY'RE GOING TO BE HERE,

WHO ALL IS IN THEIR GROUP.

AND EVERYONE WILL GET ONE

OF THESE DEVICES THAT WILL

ACTUALLY NAVIGATE THEM

THROUGH THE FACILITY,

BRINGING THEM TO THE

POINTS OF INTEREST THAT

THEY LIKE.

Reporter: IT WILL

EXPLAIN EACH DISPLAY AS

YOU WALK UP TO IT, LIKE

THIS EXACT REPLICA OF THE

LIBERTY BELL, LINKING

AMERICA TO THE GOD OF

LIBERTY.

AND YOU'LL PASS GIGANTIC

WORKS OF ART TO RIVAL ANY

ANYWHERE ELSE.

WE WANT THEM TO REALLY

ENGAGE WITH THE BIBLE.

IT IS RELEVANT THIS DAY

AND AGE TO CULTURE ALL

AROUND OUR WORLD.

THAT'S OUR GOAL.

> THERE IS THIS

BEAUTIFUL GLASS CEILING,

AND UP HERE THERE IS GOING

TO BE A RESTAURANT AND

SOMETHING THEY'RE CALLING

A BIBLICAL GARDEN.

AND A 450-SEAT THEATER

THAT HAS INTERACTIVE

WALLS, SO THEY CAN PUT YOU

UNDER THE SEA OR OVER THE

MOUNTAINS.

IT JUST ENGULFS THEM IN

VISUALS AND SOUND AS THEY

EXPERIENCE SHOWS.

AND IT'S REALLY GOING TO

GET THEIR ATTENTION.

Reporter: TOP ARTISTS

AND SPEAKERS, ALL LOOKING

AT ONE OF THE MOST ANCIENT

BOOKS OF ALL TIME, THE

BIBLE, BUT IN THE MOST

HIGH-TECH, MODERN MUSEUM

ON THE PLANET EARTH.

THIS IS PAUL STRAND

REPORTING FROM THE MUSEUM

OF THE BIBLE.

John: GORDON, IT

LOOKS LIKE IT WILL BE A

REALLY SPECTACULAR MUSEUM.

Gordon:

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE

GREEN FAMILY.

WHAT A WONDERFUL THING

THEY'RE DOING, BRINGING

THE BIBLE INTO THIS

HIGH-TECH UNIVERSE SO IT

CAN BE AVAILABLE FOR ALL.

A WONDERFUL THING TO DO.

Terry: ONE HALLMARK

OF THAT FAMILY IS IT IS

ALWAYS DONE WITH

EXCELLENCE.

KUDOS TO THEM.

> COMING UP, FOR DECADES

SHE WAS A FOSTER MOM TO

ARAB CHILDREN IN ISRAEL.

THEN SHE WAS BRUTALLY

ATTACKED BY PALESTINIAN

TERRORISTS.

HEAR HER REMARKABLE STORY

OF SACRIFICE AND

FORGIVENESS, WHEN WE COME

BACK.

Gordon: MARIKE

VELDMAN LIVES IN ISRAEL,

AND WAS A FOSTER MOTHER TO

ARAB CHILDREN FOR MORE

THAN 30 YEARS.

LAST YEAR, DURING A WAVE

OF TERRORISM, PALESTINIANS

NEARLY KILLED HER IN A

SAVAGE ATTACK ON A BUS IN

JERUSALEM.

CHRIS MITCHELL BRINGS US

THE REMARKABLE STORY OF

WHAT SAVED HER LIFE AND

HOW SHE RESPONDED TO THE

MEN WHO ATTACKED HER.

Chris: MARIKE VELDMAN

LEFT HOLLAND FOR JERUSALEM

ALMOST 30 YEARS OWING WITH

A GOAL: BECOME A FOSTER

MOM TO ARAB CHILDREN.

I HAD NO MONEY.

I HAD NOTHING.

I HAD ONLY GOD'S PROMISE

FROM PSALMS 10, TO TAKE

CARE OF THE ORPHANS AND

THIS IS HOW I STARTED MY

HOME, IN FAITH.

I JUST RENTED THE HOUSE

AND I DECORATED IT.

AND THEN AFTER THAT, ALL

OF THE CHILDREN CAME.

THIS WAS OVER A TIME OF 32

YEARS I WAS A FOSTER

MOTHER.

AND I HAD ABOUT 20

CHILDREN LIVING NOT ALL

TOGETHER IN ONE TIME, BUT

ALL THESE YEARS, ABOUT 20

CHILDREN CAME TO MY HOME,

AND THEY STAYED FOR LONGER

OR A SHORTER TIME.

Chris: THEN ONE DAY

HER LIFE SUDDENLY CHANGED

WHEN TWO MEN BOARDED THE

BUS SHE WAS RIDING.

THE BUS STOPPED AT THIS

CORNER.

TWO PALESTINIANS FROM A

NEARBY JERUSALEM

NEIGHBORHOOD BOARDED BUS

NUMBER 78, AND BEGAN TO

STAB AND SHOOT PASSENGERS.

THREE ISRAELIS DIED AS A

RESULT OF THE ATTACK.

THEY LOOKED SO

SUSPICIOUS, I THOUGHT, WHY

DID THE BUS DRIVER LET

THEM IN.

AFTER THAT, THEY STARTED

SCREAMING.

AND THE TWO WERE

TERRORISTS.

AND ONE HAD A GUN, AND

ANOTHER A KNIFE.

THE MAN WITH THE KNIFE

JUMPED ON ME.

AND THEN HE STARTED

STABBING ME IN MY

SHOULDER, AND ALSO IN MY

CHEST AND MY HANDS.

AND THE OTHER ONE WENT TO

THE BACK OF THE BUS AND

STARTED SHOOTING.

PEOPLE STARTED SCREAMING,

OF COURSE.

BUT WHILE HE WAS STABBING

ME, I WAS SAYING, IN MY

OWN LANGUAGE, OVER AND

OVER AND OVER AGAIN, OH,

LORD JESUS.

I WOULD SAY IT IN DUTCH.

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

AND I WAS PROTECTING

MYSELF WITH MY HANDS, LIKE

THIS.

AND I WAS, LIKE, VERY

QUIET.

I KEPT VERY QUIET.

SITTING IN THE CORNER.

AND ALL OF A SUDDEN HE

STOPPED.

AND HE WENT TO THE BACK OF

THE BUS TO CONTINUE WITH

STABBING OTHER PEOPLE.

ALL OF A SUDDEN I HEARD A

NOISE, AND ALL OF THE

GLASS WAS BROKEN, AND THE

DOOR WAS JUST OPEN, SO I

COULD GET OUT.

Reporter: SHE

STUMBLED OUTS OF THE BUS

BLEEDING AND IN SHOCK.

STILL, SHE MANAGED TO WAVE

DOWN A DRIVER WHO GOT HER

QUICKLY TO AN AMBULANCE.

SHE HAD SIX KNIFE WOUNDS

AND A COLLAPSED LUNG.

MANY OF HER FORMER FOSTER

CHILDREN CAME TO VISIT HER

IN THE HOSPITAL, BUT THEY

DIDN'T WANT TO BE

INTERVIEWED ON CAMERA.

ONE OF THE FIRST

QUESTIONS MY CHILDREN ASK

ME IS, MAMA, DO YOU HATE

US NOW?

AND DO YOU HATE THE ARABS?

BECAUSE MY CHILDREN ARE

ARABIC.

ACTUALLY, I WAS -- HOW

SHOULD I EXPRESS MYSELF --

I WAS FLABBERGASTED THEY

WOULD ASK ME THESE

QUESTIONS.

I SAID, NO, CHILDREN.

OF COURSE I DON'T HATE

THEM.

Reporter: SHE WENT

FURTHER AND FORGAVE THE

MAN WHO STABBED HER.

HER CHILDREN TOLD HER,

THAT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE.

I THOUGHT, YEAH, IT

DOESN'T MAKE SENSE TO

FORGIVE A PERSON LIKE

THAT.

BUT THE LORD, OUR FATHER

IN HEAVEN, HE FORGAVE US

THROUGH THE LORD JESUS.

AND FORGIVING IS ALSO A

CHOICE.

I WANT TO MAKE THE CHOICE

TO FORGIVE.

AND ONCE YOU MAKE THE

CHOICE, THEN GOD COMES TO

HELP YOU.

THAT IS HIS GRACE.

THE WHOLE HORRIBLE THING,

IT BROUGHT ME CLOSER TO

THE LORD.

HE HAS PROVEN HIMSELF A

WONDERFUL GOD.

WE ARE SERVING A WONDERFUL

GOD.

HE IS SO GOOD.

Chris: CHRIS

MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

JERUSALEM.

Gordon: AMAZING STORY

OF FORGIVENESS.

I WAS READING IN ISAIAH

JUST THIS MORNING,

PROPHECY CONCERNING THE

MESSIAH, THAT HE GAVE HIS

CHEEK TO THOSE WHO BEAT

HIM.

HE GAVE HIS BEARD TO THOSE

WHO PLUCK OUT THE BARED

BECAUSE HBEARDBECAUSE HE KNEW GOD WAS

WITH HIM, THAT HIS

CHAMPION WAS RIGHT BESIDE

HIM.

WHAT AMAZING FAITH.

WHAT AMAZING LOVE TO SAY,

HOW CAN YOU EVEN ASK THAT

QUESTION?

I'M CALLED TO THE ARABS.

I'M CALLED TO YOU AS A

PEOPLE.

OF COURSE I STILL LOVE

YOU.

OF COURSE I FORGIVE YOU.

WHERE DO YOU FIND THOSE

KINDS OF RESOURCES?

YOU CAN ONLY FIND THEM

FROM GOD.

WHEN YOU KNOW THAT YOUR

CHAMPION STANDS RIGHT

BESIDE YOU, HE IS RIGHT

WITH YOU IN ANY DIFFICULT

SITUATION, THEN FROM THAT

SOURCE -- NOT FROM

YOURSELF, BUT FROM HIM

YOU'RE ABLE TO FORGIVE.

WHAT A WONDERFUL STORY.

Terry: WITH THAT

ACCIDENT, I FELT LIKE I

WAS LISTENING TO CORY,

ANOTHER STORY OF AMAZING

FORGIVENESS.

Gordon: AMAZING

FORGIVENESS.

Terry: SO MUCH TO

LEARN FROM SOMEONE WHO HAS

WALKED THAT JOURNEY.

> UP NEXT, A BABY'S LIFE

HANGS IN THE BALANCE.

TECHNICALLY, KATIE WAS

DEAD.

I MEAN, THE HEART WASN'T

BEATING.

THAT LASTED QUITE A LONG

TIME.

Terry: SEE HOW THIS

INFANT'S PARENTS TAKE

ACTION TO REVIVE HER, WHEN

WE COME BACK.

Terry: AMY AND GARY

ASHLEY WERE STILL BASKING

IN THE JOY OF THE BIRTH OF

THEIR BABY GIRL WHEN

SUDDENLY SOMETHING WENT

VERY WRONG.

IN NO TIME, THIS COUPLE

WAS FACING A CRITICAL LIFE

OR DEATH DECISION THAT NO

PARENT SHOULD EVER HAVE TO

MAKE.

IT TOOK TWO YEARS FOR

US TO GET PREGNANT WITH

KATIE.

AND WE WERE JUST SO

GRATEFUL TO GET HER.

AND SHE COMPLETED OUR

FAMILY.

Reporter: KATIE

ASHLEY WAS JUST SIX WEEKS

OLD WHEN HER PARENTS, AMY

AND GARY, NOTICED

SOMETHING WAS WRONG.

SHE WAS BREATHING REAL

HARD AND HEAVY.

IT WAS LIKE THAT.

KATIE LOOKED LIKE SHE

WAS STRUGGLING TRYING TO

BREATHE.

IT LOOKED LIKE SHE WAS

HAVING A LOT OF TROUBLE.

Reporter: THEY RUSHED

KATIE TO THE E.R., WHERE

DOCTORS DISCOVERED SHE HAD

AN ACCELERATED BREATHING

RATE.

I WENT TO THE FLOOR,

AND THE BIG DOORS OPENED

UP, AND HE WAS STANDING

THERE IN THIS WHITE.

AND HE SAID, SHE'S NOT

BREATHING.

SO I RUSHED TO HER ROOM.

AND THERE SHE WAS, JUST

TINY, WHITE.

I MEAN PALE AS A GHOST.

THE NURSES HAD ALREADY

STARTED C.P.R. ON HER.

AND IT JUST KNOCKED THE

BREATH OUT OF ME.

WE PRAYED, I MEAN, FROM

THE GUT, BEGGING GOD TO

PLEASE SAVE HER.

PLEASE SAVE HER.

PLEASE SEND OUR BABY BACK.

AND IT WAS JUST

UNIMAGINABLE.

BUT WE HELD ON TO HOPE.

AND WE KEPT PRAYING.

Reporter: DR. ATHOS

COLOGNE, A PE PEDIATRIC

CARDIOLOGIST ALSO

PERFORMED C.P.R. ON KATIE.

BASICALLY, KATIE WAS

DEAD.

HER HEART WASN'T BEATING,

AND THAT LASTED QUITE A

LONG TIME.

Reporter: WORD SPREAD

AMONG FRIENDS AND FAMILY,

THAT KATIE NEEDED HELP.

I FELT AN URGE TO GO

DOWN TO THE SANCTUARY

THERE IN THE HOSPITAL.

AND JUST AS CLEAR AS DAY,

I HEARD GOD SAY, KATIE IS

NOT GOING TO GO TODAY.

TODAY IS NOT HER DAY.

Reporter: FOR OVER AN

HOUR AND A HALF, THE

DOCTOR AND HIS TEAM

CONTINUED C.P.R. ON

KATIE'S LIFELESS BODY.

THEY HAD DONE C.P.R.

FOR SO LONG AND SHE STILL

WASN'T COMING BACK.

SO WHEN WE WERE SITTING

OUTSIDE THE DOORWAY,

KATIE'S DAD AND I

DISCUSSED CALLING OFF THE

CODE.

AT THAT POINT IN TIME, IT

WAS JUST TORTURE FOR HER

LITTLE BODY.

NORMALLY WE DO THAT FOR

ABOUT A HALF HOUR.

AND NORMALLY AFTER THAT,

WE CONSIDER THE BRAIN TO

HAVE SUFFERED AND WE STOP.

BUT FOR SOME REASON, WITH

KATIE WE KEPT GOING.

AND THEN WE HEARD THEM

SAY IT, SHE HAS A HEART

BEAT.

AND SHE WAS ALIVE.

WE STILL WASN'T OUT OF

THE WOODS, AND WE KNEW IT.

BUT THERE WAS A LOT OF

HOPE, YOU KNOW, THAT IT

COULD POSSIBLY BE -- THAT

SHE COULD POSSIBLY BE

OKAY.

Reporter: KATIE WAS

ALIVE, BUT WOULD REQUIRE

SURGERY FOR HER HEART

CONDITION.

AND HOW THE DRAMA AFFECTED

HER BRAIN WAS STILL

UNKNOWN.

WE THOUGHT THAT WE HAD

SAVED HER LIFE, BUT

PROBABLY THE BRAIN WAS

DAMAGED.

THERE WAS A 70% CHANCE

THAT KATIE WOULD HAVE

SEVERE BRAIN DAMAGE, TO

THE POINT THAT SHE WOULD

BE UNABLE TO FUNCTION.

I LEFT THE I.C.U., AND I

WENT OUTSIDE AND I SAT ON

A BENCH.

AND I JUST CRIED.

I WAS SO GRATEFUL TO GOD

FOR GIVING HER BACK, BUT

AT THE SAME TIME, I WAS

STILL SO DEVASTATED.

Reporter: AMY'S BEST

FRIEND, JUDY, STARTED A

Facebook PAGE, ASKING

FOR PRAYER ON KATIE'S

BEHALF.

WE GOT RESPONSES FROM

ALL OVER THE COUNTRY.

WE GOT RESPONSES FROM

OUTSIDE OF THE COUNTRY.

WE HAD PRAYER CHAINS FROM,

I WOULD SAY, A THOUSAND

CHURCHES.

IT WAS AMAZING.

Reporter: AFTER 48

HOURS, KATIE'S CONDITION

IMPROVED, AND DOCTORS WERE

ABLE TO IMPLANT A

PACEMAKER.

AMY REMEMBERS THE DAY

KATIE WAS PUT BACK IN HER

ARMS.

IT WAS BETTER THAN

HOLDING YOUR BABY FOR THE

VERY FIRST TIME.

BECAUSE THERE, FOR A

LITTLE WHILE, WE WASN'T

SURE IF WE WOULD BE ABLE

TO HOLD HER AGAIN.

Reporter: AFTER 12

DAYS IN THE HOSPITAL,

KATIE RETURNED HOME.

TODAY SHE IS A HEALTHY,

ACTIVE 5-YEAR-OLD, WITH NO

SIGNS OF BRAIN DAMAGE.

IF THERE IS SOMETHING

CALLED A MIRACLE, THIS IS

ONE OF THEM.

BECAUSE THAT PART I CANNOT

EXPLAIN.

HOW CAN HER BRAIN SURVIVE

SO INTACT.

EVERY TIME I SEE HER, I

CALL HER MY MIRACLE KID.

SHE IS DEFINITELY A

MIRACLE FROM GOD.

I MEAN, SHE WENT FROM

TOTAL LIFELESS PERSON TO

THRIVING, HAPPY YOUNG GIRL

NOW.

SHE PLAYS SOFTBALL AND

SHE DANCES.

SHE'S SO SMART.

WHEN I SEE HER SCAR, IT

REMINDS ME OF HOW BLESSED

WE ARE.

AND I USED TO SAY THAT IT

WAS GOD'S FINGERPRINT.

I REALIZED LATER THAT THE

FINGERPRINT IS INSIDE HER

HEART.

Terry: AMAZING STORY

OF THE POWER OF GOD TO

JUST INTERCEDE IN

IMPOSSIBLE CIRCUMSTANCES.

AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

THAT'S THE FATHER HEART OF

GOD RESPONDING TO THE

CRIES OF HIS CHILDREN.

SOME OF YOU TODAY I KNOW

ARE SAYING, WOW, I WOULD

LIKE GOD'S POWER TO BE AT

WORK IN MY LIFE LIKE THAT.

SOME OF YOU WHO ARE "700

CLUB" MEMBERS, YOU

RECEIVED OUR ORNAMENTS,

AND YOU FILL OUT ONE FOR

US AND WE PRAY FOR YOU.

HERE IS SOMEONE ASKING FOR

PRAYER FOR FAMILY MEMBERS

TO BE SAVED.

THEY'RE NOT ALONE IN THAT.

A HUSBAND WITH STAGE FOUR

CANCER, SAYING I NEED

HEALING.

SOMEONE ASKING FOR HEALING

FOR LEG PAIN.

WHAT DO YOU HAVE, GORDON?

Gordon: HEALING FOR

MY EYES.

MY SON RANDY NEEDS GOD.

AND THEN WISDOM TO START

MY BUSINESS.

> WHAT A WONDERFUL STORY

THAT WAS.

START THINKING ABOUT YOUR

OWN LIFE.

AND WONDER, ARE YOU TOO

DEAD FOR A RESURRECTION?

JUST ASK YOURSELF THAT

QUESTION.

AND IN THE ASKING OF IT,

YOU COME TO THE

CONCLUSION, NO.

NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR

GOD.

WE GIVE UP.

HE DOESN'T.

YOU CAN'T BE TOO DEAD FOR

A RESURRECTION.

REALIZE ABRAHAM DIDN'T

CONSIDER THE DEADNESS OF

HIS OWN BODY.

BUT HE WAS FULLY PERSUADED

THAT HE WHO HAD PROMISED

WAS ABLE.

CAN YOU DO THAT?

ONE OF THE REMARKABLE

THINGS IN THIS STORY IS

THOSE PARENTS NEVER GAVE

UP HOPE.

THEY KEPT SAYING, WE HAD

HOPE.

WE HAD HOPE.

FAITH IS THE SUBSTANCE OF

THINGS HOPED FOR.

SO LOOK TO THE GOD OF ALL

HOPE.

LOOK TO JESUS.

LOOK TO HIS RESURRECTION.

AND THE BIBLE SAYS THAT

SAME RESURRECTION POWER IS

IN YOU.

YOU HAVE IT.

YOU HAVE ACCESS TO IT.

HE IS NO RESPECTER OF

PERSONS.

WHAT HE HAS DONE FOR

OTHERS, HE IS ABLE,

WILLING TO DO FOR YOU.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS SAY,

YES, I BELIEVE I'M NOT TOO

DEAD FOR A RESURRECTION.

NOW, TERRY AND I ARE GOING

TO PRAY.

WE'RE GOING TO PRAY FOR

THESE REQUESTS, AND WE'RE

GOING TO PRAY FOR YOU.

IN AN ACT OF FAITH, JUST

TO DECLARE I'M NOT TOO

DEAD FOR A RESURRECTION,

LAY YOUR HAND ON THAT AREA

OF THE BODY THAT NEEDS

HEALING.

IF YOU HAVE A FINANCIAL

MIRACLE -- IF YOU NEED

THAT, BREAK OUT SYMBOLICLY

A CHECKBOOK OR A WALLET

AND SAY, OKAY, I BELIEVE

FOR PROVISION.

I BELIEVE THAT GOD IS

ABLE.

IF YOU NEED HELP WITH

FAMILY MEMBERS, LAY YOUR

HAND ON ONE OF THEIR

PICTURES.

LET'S JUST BELIEVE GOD FOR

MIRACLES TODAY AND JUST

DECLARE IT'S NOT TOO DEAD

FOR A RESURRECTION.

LET'S PRAY.

LORD, WE LIFT THESE NEEDS

TO YOU, AND AS PEOPLE HAVE

WRITTEN IN AND TOLD US

THEIR PRAYER REQUESTS, WE

JOIN WITH THEM AND WE ASK,

AND WE COME BOLDLY TO THE

THRONE OF GRACE, KNOWING

YOU'RE ABLE TO FORGIVE US,

YOU'RE ABLE TO CLEANSE US,

AND YOU'RE ABLE TO MAKE US

RIGHTEOUS IN YOUR SIGHT.

SO WITH THE RIGHTEOUSNESS

OF JESUS CHRIST, WE ASK

AND WE BELIEVE AND WE'RE

FULLY PERSUADED THAT YOU

HAVE PROMISED AND ARE

ABLE.

SO, LORD, STRETCH FORTH

YOUR HAND TO DO MIRACLES.

AND AS PEOPLE ARE LAYING

HANDS ON THAT AREA OF THE

BODY THAT NEEDS HEALING,

AS PEOPLE ARE LAYING HANDS

ON THEIR LOVED ONES, AS

PEOPLE ARE LAYING HANDS ON

THEIR FINANCES, WE COME

INTO AGREEMENT WITH THEM,

AND WE DECLARE THE MIRACLE

POWER OF GOD ALMIGHTY

WOULD BE WITH THEM AND IN

THEM.

AND, LORD, GIVE THEM THE

RESURRECTION THAT THEY

NEED TODAY.

WE ASK IT IN JESUS' NAME.

THERE IS A WOMAN NAMED

AMY.

YOU'RE PRAYING FOR YOUR

HANDS.

YOU HAVE CRIPPLING

RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS.

THE DOCTORS IS GIVEN UP

HOPE, BUT YOU ARE SAYING,

LORD, I BELIEVE.

AND RIGHT NOW YOUR HANDS

ARE BEING RESTORED.

IT IS A PARTICULAR PROBLEM

IN YOUR RIGHT HAND.

JUST REACH OUT AND STRETCH

IT FORTH, AND REALIZE GOD

HAS HEALED YOU AND SET YOU

FREE FROM THAT.

Terry: THERE IS

ANOTHER WOMAN, AND HER

NAME IS MARCY.

MARCY, YOU'RE PRAYING FOR

RELATIONSHIP THINGS IN

YOUR LIFE.

YOU'RE PRAYING FOR A

DIFFICULT FINANCIAL

SITUATION.

GOD HAS HEARD YOUR CRIES,

MARCY.

LIFT YOUR HANDS UP AND

BEGIN TO WORSHIP HIM.

HIS ANSWER IS ALREADY ON

HIS WAY TO YOU.

Gordon: SOMEONE WITH

DAMAGE IN YOUR RIGHT EYE,

GOD IS ABLE TO HEAL.

HE IS ABLE TO REATTACH

RETINAS.

HE IS ABLE TO REDUCE

SWELLING.

HE IS ABLE TO DO IT ALL.

HE IS ABLE TO GIVE YOU

EYESIGHT BACK.

HE IS ABLE TO GIVE YOU ALL

OF THESE THINGS.

JUST RECEIVE IT NOW IN

JESUS' NAME.

Terry: AND GOD HAS

HEARD YOUR PRAYER ABOUT A

REAL ESTATE DEAL THAT

YOU'RE WAITING ON.

WHOEVER YOU ARE, THAT IS

COMING THROUGH IN THE NEXT

TWO DAYS.

JUST WATCH.

GOD WILL PERFORM FOR YOU.

Gordon: LORD, WE

THANK YOU.

FOR YOU'RE THE MIRACLE

HEALER, YOU'RE THE

PROVIDER, YOU'RE THE

ANSWER TO EVERY HUMAN

NEED.

WE THANK YOU AND WE

RECEIVE IT NOW IN JESUS'

NAME.

AMEN.

AND AMEN.

> IF YOU'VE HAD A

MIRACLE, WE WANT TO KNOW.

WE WANT TO SHARE IN YOUR

GOOD STORY.

WE WANT TO TELL OTHERS OF

WHAT GOD IS DOING IN THE

WORLD TODAY.

SO IF YOU'VE HAD AN ANSWER

TO PRAYER, GIVE US A CALL.

1-800-700-7000.

IF YOU NEED PRAYER, WE'RE

HERE FOR YOU.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS PICK

UP THE PHONE AND CALL.

IT IS OUR HONOR, OUR

PRIVILEGE TO PRAY FOR YOU.

THE NUMBER IS ON THE

SCREEN: 1-800-700-7000.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, STILL

AHEAD, AS A KID HE ALWAYS

WANTED TO BE IN THE

MOVIES.

BUT THERE WAS JUST ONE

PROBLEM: HE WAS RAISED IN

A MENNONITE FAMILY.

IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT

A MENNONITE IS, THE

MENNONITES MAKE THE

MORMONS LOOK LIKE THE

HELLS ANGELS.

Terry: HE TALKS ABOUT

HIS REAL-LIFE JOURNEY FROM

THE WHEAT FIELDS OF KANSAS

TO THE BRIGHT LIGHTS OF

L.A.

THAT'S LATER ON TODAY'S

"700 CLUB."

AND WELCOME BACK TO

"THE 700 CLUB."

NEXT YEAR MARKS A

MILESTONE FOR JOHNNIE ERIC

SANTATA.

IT IS THE 50th

ANNIVERSARY OF HER DIVING

ACCIDENT THAT LEFT HER A

QUADRIPLEGIC IN A

WHEELCHAIR.

SINCE SHEN THEN, SHE HAS GONE

ON TO BE AN ADVOCATE FOR

PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES.

AND HER NEWEST BOOK IS

CALLED, "THE SPECTACLE OF

GLORY."

SHE SAID SAYS SHE GETS

OLDER, SHE STILL FINDS

HERSELF WAKING UP IN THE

MORNING UNABLE TO FACE THE

DAY AND DESPERATELY

NEEDING JESUS.

EVERY SINGLE MORNING

WHEN I WAKE UP, I NEED

JESUS SO BADLY.

I JUST CAN'T TOLERATE THE

THOUGHT OF ANOTHER DAY AS

A QUADRIPLEGIC WITH

SOMEBODY ELSE GIVING ME A

BED BATH AND EXERCISING MY

LEG.

IT JUST ALL SEEMS SO

OVERWHELMING.

SO FRESH IN THE MORNING,

I'M SAYING, JESUS, I NEED

YOU.

I CAN'T DO THIS.

I CANNOT DO QUADRIPLEGIC,

BUT I CAN DO ALL THINGS

THROUGH YOU AS YOU

STRENGTHEN ME.

JOHNNIE ALSO RECENTLY

PUBLISHED A NEW STUDY

BIBLE CALLED "THE BEYOND

SUFFERING BIBLE" FOR THOSE

WHAT CHRONIC ILLNESSES OR

DISEASES.

> THROUGH THE SUPPORT OF

COMPASSIONATE PARTNERS,

"OPERATION BLESSING" IN

ISRAEL IS ABLE TO GIVE

SOME RELIEF.

THEY COULD HELP THOSE WHO

HAVE LOST EVERYTHING.

THAT INCLUDES ONE FAMILY

WHO LOST THEIR HOME AFTER

ARSONISTS SET FIRE TO THE

TREES AROUND THEIR HOUSE.

"OPERATION BLESSING"

DECIDED TO RENT AN

APARTMENT FOR THE FAMILY

OF SEVEN SO THEY COULD

START REBUILDING THEIR

LIVES.

> AND YOU CAN FIND OUT

MORE ABOUT "OPERATION

BLESSING" BY GOING TO ITS

WEBSITE.

IT IS ob.org.

GORDON AND TERRY ARE BACK

WITH MORE OF "THE 700

CLUB."

IT IS COMING UP RIGHT

AFTER THIS.

Gordon: CHRISTIANITY

IS ON THE RISE IN CHINA,

AND PEOPLE LICK TINGTONG

IS ONE OF THE REASONS WHY.

SHE IS BOLDLY TELLING

CHILDREN ABOUT THE GOSPEL,

THANKS TO A LITTLE HELP

FROM "SUPERBOOK."

WE ARE TAUGHT THAT

THERE REALLY IS NO GOD,

BUT THAT HAS NEVER STOPPED

ME FROM BELIEVING IN THE

GOD OF THE UNIVERSE, AND

HOW HE FORGAVE OUR SINS BY

HIS OWN BLOOD.

Terry: SHE

DESPERATELY WANTS HER

CLASSMATES TO KNOW GOD,

TOO.

I WANT MY CLASSMATES TO

BE BLESSED AND SAVED, LIKE

I AM.

BUT SOMETIMES WHEN I

SHARE, THEY TELL ME I'M IN

A CULT AND THAT I AM

LYING.

ONE TIME A BOY MOCKED MY

FAITH, AND I CRIED.

Terry: FOR A MONTH,

SHE STOPPED GOING TO

CHURCH AND WAS AFRAID TO

SHARE THE GOSPEL.

THEN SHE HAD A TALK WITH

HER DAD AND REMEMBERED AN

EPISODE OF "SUPERBOOK" SHE

HAD SEEN, THAT WAS

TRANSLATED INTO MANDARIN

FOR THE CHILDREN OF CHINA.

"SUPERBOOK" TAUGHT ME

LOTS OF PRINCIPLES ABOUT

LIFE.

AND THAT MADE ME WANT TO

DO THINGS GOD'S WAY AND

PLEASE HIM.

PLUS, I FIND OUT THAT

CHRIS AND JOY ARE JUST

LIKE ME.

Terry: SHE LEARNED

THAT SHE HAD TO LOVE HER

ENEMIES, SO SHE STARTED

PRAYING FOR THE STUDENTS

WHO HAD HURT HER FEELINGS.

AND WHEN SHE FOUND OUT

THERE WAS GOING TO BE A

"SUPERBOOK" PARTY AT

CHURCH, SHE INVITED HER

CLASSMATES.

THEY ALL CAME AND FOUND

IT VERY INTERESTING.

Terry: AFTER

"SUPERBOOK" WAS SHOWN, HER

SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER

ASKED IF THERE WAS ANYONE

WHO WANTED TO KNOW MORE

ABOUT JESUS, AND SOME OF

HER CLASSMATES STOOD UP.

I HAD NEVER BEEN TO

CHURCH BEFORE, SO THIS IS

THE FIRST TIME I HEARD

ABOUT JESUS.

I LEARNED ABOUT HOW

JESUS COULD CHANGE MY

LIFE.

NOW I WANT TO WATCH

MORE "SUPERBOOK."

HAVING MY CLASSMATES

MEET JESUS IS LIKE SAVING

THEIR LIVES.

IT MAKES ME SO HAPPY.

"SUPERBOOK" IS

FANTASTIC.

MY WISH IS THAT MORE AND

MORE CHILDREN IN CHINA

WILL WATCH IT AND KNOW THE

LORD JESUS, AND THAT

EVERYONE AROUND THE WORLD

WILL ACCEPT GOD.

Gordon: WELL, THAT'S

A GREAT WISH.

IT'S MY WISH, TOO.

AND YOU CAN BE A PART OF

IT.

YOU CAN BE A PART OF

SHARING THE STORIES OF THE

BIBLE WITH THE CHILDREN OF

THE WORLD.

HOW DO YOU DO THAT?

BY JOINING THE "SUPERBOOK"

D.V.D. CLUB.

FOR A GIFT OF $25 OR MORE,

WE'LL SEND YOU A WONDERFUL

NEW EPISODE ON KING

SOLOMON.

AND NOT ONLY WILL YOU GET

ONE COPY, YOU'LL GET THREE

COPIES.

AND THEN WE HAVE A SPECIAL

CHRISTMAS OFFER, WHERE IF

YOU JOIN THE D.V.D. CLUB,

YOU'LL GET NOT JUST ONE

C.D., YOU'LL GET SIX

C.D.s BECAUSE WE'LL SEND

YOU THREE COPIES OF THE

SOLOMON EPISODE AND THEN

THREE COPIES OF THE FIRST

CHRISTMAS.

SO YOU'LL HAVE LOTS OF

STOCKING STUFFERS THIS

CHRISTMAS.

IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART

OF SHARING THE STORIES OF

THE BIBLE WITH THE

CHILDREN OF THE WORLD --

WE'RE UP TO 42 DIFFERENT

LANGUAGES FOR SEASON ONE.

THERE IS THE BROADCAST MAP

FOR YOU, SHOWING ALL OF

THE DIFFERENT PLACES WHERE

WE'RE AIRING "SUPERBOOK."

WE'RE NOT BROADCASTING IN

CHINA, BUT WE'RE SHARING

IT THROUGH THE INTERNET.

AND YOU CAN BE A PART OF

ALL OF IT.

OUR NEXT GOAL IS TO TAKE

IT TO 500 LANGUAGES, SO

CHILDREN ALL OVER THE

WORLD GET TO KNOW THE GOOD

NEWS, THAT THERE IS A

SAVIOR WHO LOVES THEM.

IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART

OF IT, JOIN WITH US:

1-800-700-7000.

TERRY?

Terry: UP NEXT, YOU

KNOW HIM AS REVEREND DAVE

FROM "GOD'S NOT DEAD."

HE TALKS ABOUT HIS PAST

FROM MENNONITE TO MOVIE

PRODUCER AFTER THIS.

Terry: DAVID A.R.?R. R.

WHITE'S FIRST BIG BREAK IN

HOLLYWOOD CAME WHEN HE WAS

CAST IN "EVENING SHADE."

HE WAS PUNCHED AND THEN

LATER FIRED BY HIS

HOLLYWOOD DAD, BURT

REYNOLDS, BUT THAT DIDN'T

STOP HIM FROM CHASING HIS

GOD-GIVEN DREAM.

TAKE A LOOK.

Reporter: DAVID A. R.

WHITE IS BEST KNOWN FOR

HIS ROLE IN "GOD'S NOT

DEAD" MOVIE.

I WAS RAISED AS A

MENNONITE IN A SMALL TOWN

OUTSIDE OF DODGE CITY,

KANSAS.

IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT A

MENNONITE IS, THE

MENNONITES MAKE THE

MORMONS LOOK LIKE A PACK

OF HELLS ANGELS.

Reporter: IN HIS

BOOK, "BETWEEN HEAVEN AND

HOLLYWOOD," DAVID SHARES

HOW HE MADE IT FROM KANSAS

TO HOLLYWOOD, AND HOW HE

DIDN'T GIVE UP ON HIS

FAITH.

Terry: PLEASE WELCOME

BACK TO "THE 700 CLUB" IS

DAVID A.R. WHITE.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING

ME.

Terry: THE WEIRD

THING TO ME IS THAT AS A

MENNONITE CHILD, WHO

HARDLY EVER WATCHED TV,

YOU EVEN HAD A DESIRE TO

ACT.

THAT'S JUST A LITTLE

STRANGE, ISN'T IT?

IT IS A LITTLE STRANGE.

I'M A FIRM BELIEVER THAT

GOD PUTS THESE KERNELS OF

IDEAS AND SEEDS IN THEIR

HEART.

I'M THE LEAST LIKELY GUY

WHO SHOULD HAVE LEFT THE

FARM AND MOVED TO

HOLLYWOOD AND IN THE

ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY.

Terry: YOU REALLY

SPEND A LOT OF TIME IN

YOUR BOOK -- IT IS CALLED,

BY THE WAY, "BETWEEN

HEAVEN AND HOLLYWOOD" --

EVALUATING THAT WHOLE

PROCESS OF GOD BEING IN

YOUR HEART, THE CHOICES

THAT YOU MADE, RIGHT AND

WRONG, ALONG THE

PATHWAY -- WHY DO YOU

THINK SO MANY PEOPLE MISS

THE MARK ON WHAT GOD

CREATED THEM FOR?

I THINK ULTIMATELY WE

ALLOW SO MUCH FEAR AND

SELF-DOUBT TO COME INTO

OUR WORLDS.

LIFE IS NOT EASY.

WHEN WE WROTE THE BOOK, I

DIDN'T WANT IT TO BE JUST

A, YOU KNOW, HEY, YOU HAVE

A SIMPLE DREAM.

GREAT, YOU GO OUT AND

YOU'LL ACCOMPLISH THE

WORLD, AND THERE WON'T BE

ANY HARDSHIPS OR TRIALS OR

TRIBULATIONS ALONG THE

WAY.

IF ANYTHING, I JUST WANTED

TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE THAT

TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT IS

INSIDE OF YOU.

THERE IS ALL KINDS OF

DIFFERENT WAYS OF HOW DO

YOU KNOW IF A DREAM IS

TRULY FROM GOD, OR IS IT

SOMETHING SELF-MOTIVATED.

Terry: I WANT TO TALK

TO YOU ABOUT AFTER WE TALK

ABOUT A COUPLE OF OTHER

THINGS.

YOU WERE A PREACHER'S KID.

UH-HUH.

Terry: AND EVERYBODY

IN YOUR FAMILY WAS KIND OF

SAYING, DAVE, WHAT ARE YOU

DOING?

[LAUGHTER]

YEAH, THEY DID.

I ONLY TOLD MY PARENTS

ONCE THAT I WANTED TO GO

AND BE AN ACTOR AND GO

INTO THE ENTERTAINMENT

WORLD.

Terry: A NICE BOY.

THAT'S EXACTLY IT.

I WAS 13, AND MY FATHER

WAS BORN IN '36, AND BEING

A MENNONITE PASTOR, HE

DIDN'T REALLY UNDERSTAND

IT.

HE SAID, YOU DON'T KNOW

HOW TO SING AND YOU DON'T

KNOW HOW TO DANCE, SO HOW

ARE YOU GOING TO BE AN

ACTOR?

WELL, I'M MENNONITE, DAD,

HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO KNOW

HOW TO DANCE.

ULTIMATELY, IT WASN'T

UNTIL -- THEN I TOLD A

LIBRARIAN ONE TIME AND SHE

ACTUALLY SPOKE LIFE INTO

ME.

Terry: I LOVE THAT.

SHE WASN'T EVEN SOMEBODY

WHO REALLY KNEW YOU.

MRS. THOMAS.

I HAVE TO SAY THANK YOU,

MRS. THOMAS.

SHE WAS THE ONLY ONE WHERE

I OPENED UP ONCE, AND I

SAID, I DESIRE THIS, AND

SHE SAID, I THINK YOU

SHOULD FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS

AND GO FOR IT.

Terry: LET'S TALK

ABOUT THAT FOR A MINUTE.

IT WAS A FAR-FETCHED

DREAM.

I THINK LOTS OF PEOPLE

HAVE FAR-FETCHED DREAMS.

AND YOU QUOTE A FRIEND WHO

HAD A DREAM IN HERE.

AND YOU SAID, WHAT

HAPPENED ALONG THE WAY?

AND HE SAID, I GREW UP.

THAT WAS KIND OF POIGNANT

AND SAD.

BUT YOU HUNG ON.

HOW DID YOU DO THAT?

IF YOU'RE GOING TO TALK

ABOUT A PLACE THAT WILL

SLAP YOU INTO REALITY, I'M

GOING TO SAY HOLLYWOOD.

HOW DID YOU HANG ON

THROUGH ALL OF THAT?

MY PARENTS INSTILLED IN

ME AT AN EARLY AGE A LOVE

FOR THE LORD AND A

FOUNDATION.

AND I THINK -- PEOPLE SAY,

IS IT HARD TO BE A

CHRISTIAN IN HOLLYWOOD?

I FIND IT THE OPPOSITE.

I THINK IT IS EASIER TO BE

A CHRISTIAN OR A PERSON OF

FAITH IN HOLLYWOOD BECAUSE

YOU HAVE A FOUNDATION TO

WHICH YOUR LIFE IS BUILT

ON.

AND IT ALLOWS YOU, WHEN

THOSE THINGS COME AT

YOU -- HOLLYWOOD CERTAINLY

IS THE TITLE BETWEEN

HEAVEN AND HELL, NORMALLY,

IS WHAT YOU SAY.

HOLLYWOOD COMES AT YOU

WITH A LOT OF THINGS.

BUT IF YOU'RE BUILT FROM

THAT FOUNDATION, THEN YOU

HAVE SOMEWHERE TO GO.

THAT'S WHEN I ASKED MY

PARENTS TO LEAVE BIBLE

SCHOOL AT 19 -- ACTUALLY,

I WAS 18 -- TO GO TO

HOLLYWOOD.

MY DAD SAID, DAVID, AS

LONG AS YOU SERVE THE LORD

AND KEEP HIM FIRST IN

WHATEVER YOU DO, THEN WE

SUPPORT YOU.

Terry: AND YOU REALLY

HELD ON TO YOUR FAITH IN A

TENACIOUS WAY.

AND YET AFTER SO MUCH

DISCOURAGEMENT, LIKE THE

AUTHOR WHO GETS REJECTION

AFTER REJECTION AFTER

REJECTION, YOU HAD A

LITTLE TIME WHERE YOU SORT

OF STRAYED OFF INTO THE

WILDERNESS.

UH-HUH.

Terry: WHAT WAS THE

TURNING POINT FOR YOU

SPIRITUALLY AND

CAREER-WISE?

TO COME BACK?

Terry: YES.

I WAS DOING A MOVIE

CALLED "MERCY STREETS" AT

THE TIME.

IT IS ACTUALLY A GREAT

MOVIE.

I PLAY TWINS, A PREACHER

AND A CON MAN.

Terry: HOW FUN.

YEAH.

AND IT WAS BEFORE ITS

TIME.

DURING THAT FILM, I WAS

COMING BACK OUT OF MY DRY

SPELL, BASICALLY, MY

DESERT OF, LIKE, DID I

BELIEVE WHAT I BELIEVED

BECAUSE OF -- WAS IT REAL?

OR WAS IT JUST INSTILLED

IN ME AT AN EARLY AGE?

AND IN THAT FILM -- THEY

ALWAYS SAY LIFE IMITATES

ART IN SO MANY DIFFERENT

WAYS.

FOR ME, I MADE A CHOICE AT

THAT POINT: WAS I GOING TO

BE A CON MAN OR WAS I

GOING TO BE A PREACHER, SO

TO SPEAK?

AND THAT'S WHEN MY LIFE

TURNED AROUND.

I WAS, LIKE, LORD, I'M

SORRY FOR DOUBTING AND FOR

GOING THROUGH ALL OF THIS

STUFF.

I HUMBLE MYSELF, AND I

BEND ME KNEE BEFORE YOU,

AND LORD, YOU TAKE MY LIFE

AND DO WITH IT WHAT YOU

WILL.

IF YOU DO THAT, IF YOU

FOLLOW GOD'S DREAM FOR

YOUR LIFE, THEN YOU WILL

NOT FAIL.

Terry: SO LET'S GET

TO THAT.

HOW DO YOU KNOW IF A DREAM

IS FROM GOD OR NOT?

SOME PEOPLE HAVE DREAMS

THAT ARE SO FAR-FETCHED,

YOU ARE THINKING, DON'T DO

THAT TO YOURSELF.

BUT YOU HUNG WITH IT.

HOW DO YOU KNOW IF IT IS

FROM GOD?

I SAY, IS YOUR DREAM

BIGGER THAN YOU?

BECAUSE AS KIDS, RIGHT, WE

HAVE ALL OF THESE DREAMS

GROWING UP.

WHAT HAPPENS, WE CHOP THEM

DOWN INTO MANAGEABLE,

SMALL PROPORTIONS SO WE

DON'T GET DISAPPOINTED.

AND WE TELL OUR OWN

KIDS -- WE DO IT TO THEM

BECAUSE WE DON'T WANT THEM

TO BE DISAPPOINTED AS

PARENTS.

IT IS, LIKE, THE REVERSE

OF WHAT WE SHOULD DO.

GOD IS AN AUTHOR OF

BIGNESS, NOT LITTLENESS.

WE SHOULD SET HIGHER

GOALS, NOT LOWER GOALS.

IF YOUR DREAM IS THAT WAY,

GOD DOESN'T WANT YOU TO

ACCOMPLISH THINGS IN YOUR

OWN STRENGTH.

HE WANTS YOU TO ACCOMPLISH

THEM WITH HIS STRENGTH.

Terry: HE HAS TO KILL

US, FIRST.

YOU'VE GOT TO GO UP ON

THAT SACRIFICIAL CROSS.

AND THE OTHER THING IS,

CAN YOU LET IT GO?

I SAY IF YOU CAN THINK OF

ANYTHING ELSE TO DO AND BE

HAPPY, YOU SHOULD DO THAT

BECAUSE BEING AN ACTOR IS

NOT AN EASY THING TO DO.

BUT IF YOU CAN'T LET THAT

GO, THEN THERE IS A GOOD

CHANCE IT IS FROM THE

LORD.

KEEP HIM FIRST.

Terry: THE BOOK IS A

FASCINATING ACCOUNT OF

YOUR OWN JOURNEY, BUT

LOADED THROUGHOUT IT,

GREAT NUGGETS OF WISDOM

FOR ALL OF US.

IT IS ALL A GOD ADVENTURE.

IT IS MUCH MORE THAN WE

HAVE TALKED ABOUT HERE.

I WANT TO ENCOURAGE YOU TO

GET AHOLD OF IT.

THE NEW BOOK IS CALLED "IN

BETWEEN HEAVEN AND

HOLLYWOOD."

AND YOU CAN HEAR MORE FROM

DAVID IN OUR BEHIND THE

BEHIND-THE-SCENES

INTERVIEW, JUST GOING TO

Facebook.com/700club AND

CHECK IT OUT.

GOD BLESS YOU.

WE DIDN'T EVEN GET TO

"GOD'S NOT DEAD."

WE GOT TO THAT LAST PIME.

WHEN WE COME BACK,

WE'RE GOING TO "BRING IT

ON" WITH YOUR E-MAIL

QUESTIONS.

SO STAY WITH US.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

Terry: WELL, IT IS

TIME TO "BRING IT ON" WITH

SOME OF THE E-MAIL YOU ALL

HAVE SENT IN.

GORDON, THIS FIRST ONE

COMES FROM JILL WHO SAYS,

"DOES GOD HEAL MENTAL

ILLNESSES.

I'VE BEEN PRAYING AND

BELIEVING FOR A HEALING OF

MY O.C.D., AND I JUST

WORRY THAT THE HEALING OF

MENTAL ILLNESS IS NOT AS

IMPORTANT AS OTHER

ILLNESSES."

Gordon: JILL, HE

MRS. THE VERY HAIRS ON

YOUR HEAD, SO, OF COURSE,

THERE IS NOTHING TOO SMALL

FOR HIM, NOTHING TOO GREAT

FOR HIM.

DON'T THINK FOR A MINUTE

HE HAS SOME HIERARCHY OF

IMPORTANCE.

EVERYTHING CONCERNING YOU

IS IMPORTANT TO HIM.

WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE

BIBLE, DID GOD HEAL MENTAL

ILLNESS?

YES.

THERE IS THE STORY OF KING

NEBUCHADNEZZAR, AND HE

STARTED EATING GRASS.

HE BECAME LIKE AN ANIMAL

IN THE FIELD.

AND GOD RESTORED HIM.

A WONDERFUL STORY OF THE

DEMONIAC, AND THEN HE WAS

IN HIS RIGHT MIND.

SO GOD IS INTERESTED IN

THAT AND INTERESTED IN

YOU.

I WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU TO

LOOK AT YOUR OWN THOUGHT

PROCESSES.

ONE OF THE FIRST MESSAGES

THAT JESUS GAVE US WAS,

CHANGE YOUR THINKING.

IF YOU'RE FILLED WITH

NEGLECNEGATIVE THOUGHTS ABOUT

GOD, THAT HE ISN'T

INTERESTED IN YOU, PLEASE

CHANGE THAT THOUGHT.

BELIEVE THE GOOD NEWS,

THAT HE LOVES YOU

INFINITELY.

IN THAT SHAU THOUGHT CHANGE,

ASK HIM TO CHANGE YOUR

THOUGHTS.

WHAT MAKES YOU O.C.D. IS

YOUR THOUGHT PROCESS.

SO HOW CAN YOU THINK

DIFFERENTLY.

HOW CAN YOU SAY, I'M NOT

GOING TO THINK THAT

THOUGHT?

I'M GOING TO THINK OF THE

GOODNESS OF GOD.

Terry: CHRISTOPHER

SAYS, "I MET A GIRL ONLINE

AND COMMITTED FORNICATION

WITH HER.

EVER SINCE, I'VE BEEN

BLIND SPIRITUALLY, TURNED

AGAINST HIM, AND HAVE

BECOME A NASTY, DISGUSTING

PERSON.

MY LIGHT IS JUST GONE.

THE KNOWLEDGE I HAD OF THE

TRUTH OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

SEEMS GONE AS WELL.

IS THERE ANY HOPE FOR ME,

OR IS IT JUST GAME OVER?"

Gordon: CHRISTOPHER,

YOU ARE LIVING OUT WHAT

THE BIBLE SAID, THAT IT IS

OUR SIN THAT SEPARATES US

FROM GOD.

IT IS NOT THAT GOD HAS

GONE ANYWHERE.

YOU HAVE TO START

REALIZING IN HIM WE LIVE

AND MU AN MOVE AND HAVE OUR

BEING.

HE IS ALL AROUND YOU.

IF YOU ASK HIM TO COME

INTO YOUR HEART, HE WILL

DO THAT.

YOU'RE IN THE MOMENT WHERE

YOU REALIZE HOW HORRIBLE

SIN IS.

YOU REALIZE HOW MUCH IT

HAS DONE TO YOU.

AND YOU'RE JUDGING

YOURSELF.

I HEAR IT IN THE VERY

WORDS, THAT YOU HAVE

BECOME A DISGUSTING

PERSON.

YOU ARE JUDGING YOURSELF.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO BEG GOD

FOR FORGIVENESS.

WHEN WERE YOUR SINS

FORGIVEN?

ASK YOURSELF THAT

QUESTION, WHEN WERE THEY

FORGIVEN?

THEY WERE FORGIVEN 2,000

YEARS AGO, WHEN JESUS HUNG

ON THE ACROSS AND HE SAID

THESE WONDERFUL WORDS: "IT

IS FINISHED."

HIS SACRIFICE FOR YOUR

SINS WAS FINISHED.

HE DID IT FOR ALL TIME.

AND HIS BLOOD SPEAKS

FORGIVENESS OVER YOU

TODAY.

IT IS NOT SOMETHING YOU

HAVE TO BEG GOD FOR.

HE HAS ALREADY DONE IT.

IT IS SOMETHING YOU HAVE

TO RECEIVE.

AND IT'S SOMETHING THAT

YOU HAVE TO BELIEVE THAT

YOU RECEIVE.

AND WHEN YOU HAVE THAT,

YOU CAN ASK HIM EVEN FOR

THE FAITH TO BELIEVE IT.

WHEN YOU HAVE THAT, YOU

CAN WALK FREE FROM THAT.

WE LEAVE YOU TODAY WITH

THESE WORDS FROM ACTS:

"YOUR YOUNG MEN SHALL SEE

VISIONS.

YOUR OLD MEN SHALL DREAM

DREAMS."

GOD BLESS YOU.

WE'LL SEE YOU NEXT WEEK.

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