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700 Club Interactive - December 13, 2016

Decorated United States Air Force veteran, Damon Friedman joins to discuss a holistic approach to combating PTSD. Read Transcript


Gordon: HE'S A FORMER

MARINE AND DECORATED

COMBAT VETERAN.

NOW HE IS PRODUCING A FILM

FOLLOWING THE LIVES OF

COMBAT WARRIORS AND THEIR

SILENT STRUGGLE.

AND ALL OF OUR GUYS AND

GALS THAT HAVE SEEN

COMBAT, THEY'RE LOOKING

FOR A SOLUTION.

AND THEY'RE LOOKING FOR

HOPE, AND THEY'RE LOOKING

FOR A PURPOSE.

Gordon: THAT AND MORE

ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

WELL, WELCOME TO THE SHOW.

WE'RE GOING TO START WITH

SOME TRENDING STORIES.

AND THE TOP OF THEM IS TIM

TEBOW.

HE HASN'T PLAYED IN THE

NFL IN FOR MORE THAN FOUR

YEARS, BUT HIS CAREER IN

BASEBALL AND A NEW BOOK

HAS PUT IT BACK IN THE

SPOTLIGHT.

Terry: BACK IN 2009,

TEBOW USED JOHN 3: 16 IN

HIS BLOG.

AND HE HAD HIS BIGGEST

GAME AS A BRONCO LEADING

THE TEAM TO A PLAYOFF

VICTORY AGAINST THE

STEELERS.

Gordon: AND

AFTERWARDS, TEBOW FOUND

OUT SOME STAGGERING

STATISTICS.

HE THREW FOR 316 YARDS.

HE AVERAGED 31.6 YARDS PER

COMPLETION, AND THE

STEELERS' TIME OF

POSSESSION WAS 31 MINUTES

AND 6 SECONDS.

BEBEN ROETHLISBERGER

INTERCEPTION SET UP THE

FINAL SCORE ON THIRD DOWN

AND 16 YARDS TO GO.

AND FINALLY CBS NEWS,

THEIR OVERNIGHT RATINGS,

31.6.

AND A LOT OF PEOPLE SAID

IT WAS COINCIDENCE, HE

SAID, AND I SAY BIG GOD.

I WOULD SAY BIGE BIG GOD, TOO.

I'VE HEARD THOSE STATS.

THE END OF THE STORY IS

THEY TRADED HIM IN THE

OFF-SEASON.

Terry: SUCH A NICE

GUY.

I FEEL LIKE HE IS SO

CONSISTENT AND TRUE TO

WHAT HE IS AND WHO HE

BELIEVES IN.

AND GOD KEEPS BLESSING

HIM.

IT PAYS TO SIT DOWN AND

LET GOD ELEVATE YOU, LET

ME JUST SAY.

Gordon: PROMOTION

COMES FROM THE LORD.

YOU CAN RECEIVE NOTHING

UNLESS IT COMES FROM THE

LORD.

THAT'S ANOTHER BIBLE

VERSE.

SO SEEK HIM FIRST, AND ALL

THESE OTHER THINGS GET

ADDED.

Terry: WE QUIETLY

DOES THAT IN A SPECIAL

WAY.

HE HAS FANS OF ALL AGES,

BUT THIS 89-YEAR-OLD

GRANDMOTHER MAY BE HIS

BIGGEST, AND SHE GOT THE

SURPRISE OF HER LIFE.

TAKE A LOOK.

OH, MY GOSH!

YOU'RE KIDDING.

I'M NOT.

OH, MY GOD!

I PRAYED TO MEET YOU.

[LAUGHTER]

OH, MY GOD.

[LAUGHTER]

YOU'RE KIDDING ME.

WAS THIS WORTH IT?

I CAN'T BELIEVE IT.

CAN I KISS YOU?

YES.

I LOVE YOU.

I LOVE YOU.

I LOVE ALL YOUR FAMILY.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

IT'S GREAT THAT YOU'RE

HERE.

THANK YOU.

Gordon: O.M.G. GOES

VIRAL.

Terry: A LOOK AT ALL

FANS.

Gordon: THAT'S A

GREAT ONE.

> WELL, SPEAKING OF

SURPRISES, JULIE WORKMAN

IS A NAVY PETTY OFFICER

DEPLOYED IN THE MIDDLE

EAST SINCE JANUARY.

AND SHE WANTED TO GIVE HER

SON, DYLAN, AN EARLY

CHRISTMAS PRESENT.

SO SHE SET UP A SURPRISE

PHOTO WITH SANTA AND

RETURNED JUST IN TIME FOR

THE HOLIDAYS.

AND HERE IS DYLAN'S

REACTION.

[LAUGHTER]

Gordon: THAT'S A HUG

OF A LIFETIME.

JULIE SAYS THEY'VE YET TO

MAKE CHRISTMAS PLANS, AND

SHE IS JUST LOOKING

FORWARD TO GETTING BACK TO

DOING NORMAL THINGS, SUCH

AS TAKING DYLAN TO SCHOOL

AND TO BASKETBALL.

AND WHAT A WONDERFUL

THING.

WE NEED TO REMEMBER OUR

SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN, AND

WHAT THEY'RE DOING AND HOW

THEY'RE SACRIFICING FOR

US.

WE'RE IN ONE OF THE

LONGEST CONFLICTS AND U.S.

HISTORY -- I SHOULDN'T SAY

ONE OF -- THE LONGEST ONE.

AND YOU'RE LOOKING AT

MULTIPLE DEPLOYMENTS, AND

THAT WAS A PICTURE THAT

REALLY BROUGHT IT HOME OF

HOW MANY TIMES THEY HAVE

BEEN ABSENT DURING THE

HOLIDAYS, ABSENT FOR

BIRTHDAYS, ABSENT FOR THE

MAJOR THINGS IN LIFE.

AND WE NEED TO GIVE BACK

TO THEM.

Terry: AND I'M SURE

FOR DYLAN -- HE IS OLD

ENOUGH TO BE WATCHING THE

NEWS, AND I'M SURE THERE

IS THAT NAGGING FEAR OF,

IS SOMETHING GOING TO

HAPPEN TO MY MOM OR DAD

WHILE THEY'RE AWAY.

Gordon: THAT'S ALWAYS

A NAGGING FEAR WHEN PEOPLE

ARE IN SERVICE, WHEN

PEOPLE ARE IN HARM'S WAY.

Terry: NO MATTER HOW

MANY TIMES I SEE THOSE

REUNION STORIES, I ALWAYS

TEAR UP WITH EVERY ONE OF

THEM.

HOW WONDERFUL THEY'RE

TOGETHER FOR CHRISTMAS.

> MANY SERVICEMEN AND

WOMEN HAVE DIFFICULTIES

RE-ENTERING THE WORKFORCE

AFTER THEY'VE RETIRED,

ESPECIALLY IF THEY'VE BEEN

INJURED.

A POST ON Facebook

TURNED THIS DUO INTO

OVERNIGHT CELEBRITIES.

I THINK HE WAS FAMOUS.

I'M JUST THE SMUCK ON THE

OTHER END OF THE LEASH.

Terry: CHARLOTTE'S

MAIN JOB IS MEDICAL ALERT.

CLAY SAYS SHE IS SENSE

WHEN HE NEEDS MEDICAL

ATTENTION.

CHARLOTTE IS 10 YEARS OLD

AND NEAR RETIREMENT

HERSELF, AND CLAY IS

CURRENTLY TRAINING RUBY

AND HER NEW POSITION AT

LOWE'S.

Gordon: THAT'S A

WONDERFUL THING TO DO,

HIRING OUR VETERANS.

> A NEW YORK CITY

OFFICER IS MAKING LIFE A

LITTLE BETTER FOR A

72-YEAR-OLD HOMELESS MAN.

FRANK RETNA SAW THIS MAN

RUMMAGING THROUGH A TRASH

CAN AT GRAND CENTRAL

STATION.

THE MAN TOLD THE OFFICER

HE WAS LOOKING FOR A PAIR

OF DIABETIC SOCKS.

RETNA, NOT AWAY THAT

ANYONE WAS WATCHING,

OFFERED TO BUY SOCKS FOR

THE MAN FOR CHRISTMAS.

Terry: A NEARBY MAN

WAS WATCHING AND DECIDED

TO WRITE A POST FOR

Facebook.

SINCE THEN, OFFICER RETNA

GOT MORE ATTENTION THAN HE

WAS USED TO.

HIS NAME IS RON.

I MET HIM ABOUT TWO YEARS

AGO.

AND I SEE HIM PROBABLY

TWICE A MONTH.

I ASKED HIM ABOUT HIS LAST

DOCTOR'S APPOINTMENT, AND

HE SAID HIS FEE FEET WERE

HURTING, AND HIS DOCTOR

SAID HE NEEDED DIABETIC

SOCKS.

AND I SAID, NO PROBLEM.

I'LL MAKE SURE YOU GET

YOUR DIABETIC SOCKS.

AND FOR HIS BIRTH BIRTHDAY, WE

HAD SOME NUTTER BUTTERS

BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT HE

WANTED.

Gordon: HE IS MAKING

US ALL PROUD.

THAT IS A WONDERFUL THING

TO DO.

Terry: WELL, COMING

UP, HE IS A DECORATED

VETERAN WITH A DESIRE TO

HELP OTHER SERVICEMEN AND

WOMEN FIND ANSWERS TO

COMMON STRUGGLES.

ALL OF OUR GUYS AND

GALS THAT HAVE SEEN COMBAT

ARE LOOKING FOR A

SOLUTION, AND THEY'RE

LOOKING FOR HOPE, AND

THEY'RE LOOKING FOR A

PURPOSE.

Terry: LIEUTENANT

COLONEL DAVID FRIEDMAN

JOINS US IN STUDIO.

THAT'S NEXT.

DON'T GO AWAY.

CHARGERS

Gordon: HERE IS A

TERRIBLE STAT: EVERY 65

MINUTES A COMBAT VETERAN

COMMITS SUICIDE.

AND POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS

IS THE REAL ENEMY.

THANKFULLY THERE ARE MEN

LIKE DAMON WHO ARE HELPING

OTHERS FIGHT THAT BATTLE.

Reporter: LIEUTENANT

DAMON IS A KE A DECORATED

COMBAT VETERAN IN THE

UNITED STATES MARINE

FORCE.

HE SERVED FOUR COMBAT

DEPLOYMENTS TO IRAQ AND

AFGHANISTAN, EARNING THREE

BRONZE STARS, ONE WITH

VALOR, AS WELL AS THE

COMBAT ACTION MEDAL.

ALL OF OUR GUYS AND

GALS THAT HAVE SEEN COMBAT

ARE LOOKING FOR HOPE, AND

THEY'RE LOOKING FOR A

SOLUTION, AND THEY'RE

LOOKING FOR A PURPOSE.

Reporter: HIS FILM

HIGHLIGHTS THE STRUGGLES

OF FORMER WARRIORS.

Gordon: DAMON IS HERE

WITH US, AND THANK YOU FOR

BEING WITH US.

AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR

SERVICE.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

I'M HONORED TO BE HERE.

Gordon: LET'S TALK

ABOUT YOUR STORY FIRST.

YOU WERE IN COMBAT, AND

YOU MADE THE DEAL WITH

GOD.

TELL US ABOUT THAT?

JUST GOING IN, BACK IN

2010, GOING INTO A VALLEY

WITH GENERALLY

McCHRYSTAL, A BIG

MISSION, INTO A PLACE

CALLED "THE VALLEY OF

DEATH."

AND IT WAS JUST A HUGE

FIREFIGHT.

IT WAS ONE OF THE PLACES

WHERE A LOT OF AMERICANS

HAVE BEEN KILLED.

IT WAS A BIG MISSION TO

MAKE SURE WE CONDUCTED THE

NATION'S BIDDING AND

ENABLED TO KIND OF BRING

BACK OUR GUYS FROM THAT

PLACE.

IT WAS JUST AN

OVERWHELMING ENEMY.

LOTS OF TALIBAN FIGHTERS

OUT THERE.

Gordon: IS THAT WHY

IT WAS NAMED THE VALLEY OF

DEATH?

YES.

BECAUSE IT HAS TAKEN A LOT

OF GREAT AMERICAN LIVES.

YEP.

Gordon: WHAT

HAPPENED?

WHAT WAS YOUR BARGAIN?

MY BARGAIN WAS,

BASICALLY, KNOWING JUST

THE DIRE SITUATION THAT I

WAS IN, AND UNDERSTANDING

THERE WERE NOT ENOUGH

BULLETS AND BOMBS TO TAKE

OUT ALL OF THE BAD GUYS, I

GOT TO A POSITION WHERE I

KNEW THERE WAS NO WAY WE

COULD GET OUT OF THERE --

ALL OF MY GUYS TO COME OUT

ALL IN ONE PIECE.

I FELT REALLY OVERWHELMED

AND KNEW THAT THE ONLY WAY

TO GET OUT THERE WAS

THROUGH SOME TYPE OF

DIVINE PROVIDENCE.

I HAD A CONVERSATION WITH

GOD, AND HE CAPTURED MY

ATTENTION.

HE SAID, LISTEN, DAMON, I

MADE YOU FOR A PURPOSE.

ALL OF THE THINGS YOU'VE

EVER DEALT WITH, ALL OF

THE EXPERIENCE YOU HAVE,

THE SKILLS, THE TRAINING,

THE DEPLOYMENTS -- I MADE

YOU FOR A PURPOSE.

IT IS NOT JUST TO BE A

SPECIAL OPS WAR FIGHTER

FOR THE NATION, BUT TO BE

A KINGDOM WARRIOR FOR ME.

AND I SAID, LORD, IF YOU

GET ME AND ALL OF MY MEN

OUT OF HERE ALIVE, I WILL

KNOW IT IS BY YOUR HAND

AND YOUR HAND ALONE, I

WILL WORSHIP YOU FOR THE

REST OF MY LIFE.

Gordon: WHAT

HAPPENED?

DID YOU GET OUT?

NO.

I STAYED IN.

THERE WERE A LOT OF ISSUES

I HAD TO DEAL WITH.

THE LORD REVEALED A LOT OF

SIN THAT WAS IN MY LIFE.

HE STARTED PIECING ME BACK

TOGETHER.

I SAID, GOD, I'VE GOT THIS

BLACK HEART, THIS TAINTED

MIND, I'VE GOT A FAILED

MARRIAGE.

I MADE A LOT OF REALLY BAD

DECISIONS.

AND I DON'T KNOW HOW TO

GET UT YOGET OUT OF THIS.

AND HE SAID, IF YOU WILL

JUST GIVE ME ALL OF YOUR

HEART, ALL OF YOUR MIND

AND ALL OF YOUR SOUL AND

STRENGTH, I WILL RENEW

YOU.

HE GAVE ME A NEW HEART AND

A NEW MIND.

AND THERE WAS A RADICAL

TRANSFORMATION IN MY LIFE.

FROM THAT POINT, THAT WAS

THE VERY BEGINNING OF

MAYBE I'M CALLED TO BRING

THE MESSAGE OF HOPE AND

PURPOSE TO MY OWN PEOPLE.

Gordon: WELL, LET'S

TALK ABOUT THAT.

LET'S TALK ABOUT THAT

MESSAGE OF HOPE.

BECAUSE I THINK A LOT OF

AMERICANS AREN'T AWARE OF

WHAT HAPPENS TO SOMEBODY

WHEN THEY'RE SUBJECT TO

PROLONGED COMBAT.

UH-HUH.

Gordon: THAT YOU WILL

AUTOMATICALLY SUFFER.

IT WILL HAVE AN IMPACT ON

YOU.

WE'VE GOT NAMES FOR IT,

POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS

DISORDER -- I ACTUALLY

DON'T LIKE THAT NAME

BECAUSE IT IS NOT REALLY A

DISORDER.

IT IS AN INJURY THAT HAS

HAPPENED BECAUSE SOMEBODY

HAS BEEN EXPOSED TO

PROLONGED VIOLENCE.

WHAT HAPPENED WITH YOU ON

THIS?

I WILL TELL YOU EVERY

WARRIOR THAT GOES TO

COMBAT PROCESSES COMBAT

DIFFERENTLY.

IT AFFECTS PEOPLE

DIFFERENTLY.

A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T KNOW

THIS, BUT SINCE 2001, OVER

2.1 MILLION MEN AND WOMEN

HAVE DEPLOYED TO

AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ.

AND WE'VE BEEN AT WAR FOR

OVER 15 YEARS.

NOW WE'RE JUST STARTING TO

SEE THE SCARS OF WAR THAT

OUR MEN AND WOMEN ARE

BRINGING HOME.

AT THE END.

DAY, THIS POST-TRAUMATIC

STRESS, WE EXPERIENCE THIS

CATASTROPHIC EXPERIENCE,

AND WE COME BACK AND WE'RE

JUST DIFFERENT PEOPLE.

PEOPLE GO, WHAT'S WRONG

WITH YOU?

AND I'LL SAY, YOU SAW

REALLY BAD STUFF.

YOU SAW DEAD PEOPLE.

YOU DID THE NATION'S

BIDDING, AND IT COMES AT A

COST.

AND I LIKE WHAT YOU SAID,

YOU DON'T LIKE THE PTSD,

AND A LOT OF US HAVE PTSD,

AND THE NORMAL STRESSES OF

EVERY DAY LIFE BECOME

EXACERBATED BECAUSE OF

THIS CONDITION.

BUT IT ISN'T A FACT THAT

YOU HAVE IT.

IT IS A FACT THAT YOU

RESPOND.

Gordon: IS THAT WHY

WE'RE SEEING SUCH HIGH

SUICIDE RATES?

YES.

Gordon: TO HEAR IT IS

EVERY 65 MINUTES A VETERAN

IS TAKING THEIR LIFE?

YES.

THEY COME TO A POINT WHERE

THEY HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO

HOPE.

NO HOPE AT ALL.

THAT'S MY MISSION.

MY MISSION IS TO SAY, IF

YOU'RE OUT THERE AND

YOU'RE STRUGGLING WITH

POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS, AND

YOU'VE COME TO THIS POINT

WHERE THERE IS NOTHING

GOOD IN LIFE TO LIVE FOR,

I'M HERE TO TELL YOU THIS:

THERE IS HOPE.

A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T KNOW

WHO JESUS IS, WHO IS THE

COMMANDER OF THE UNIVERSE

AND THE GREATEST WARRIOR

WHOEVER LIVED.

WHEN THEY HAVE AN

ENCOUNTER WITH JESUS, IT

IS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT

THAN THEY COULD EVER

IMAGINE.

JESUS AN AND A LOT OF PEOPLE

WHO DON'T REALLY KNOW WHO

HE IS, DON'T REALLY

UNDERSTAND THE POWER TO

CHANGE AND TRANSFORM THEM

THAT GOD HAS.

WHEN YOU INTRODUCE THEM TO

WHO JESUS REALLY IS, IT IS

A GAME-CHANGER.

THAT'S REALLY WHAT I'M IN

THE BUSINESS OF DOING.

Gordon: IS THAT THE

CORE BEHIND YOUR PROGRAM

NOW?

YES.

ABSOLUTELY.

SO THAT'S WHY WE DID THIS

FILM.

WE WANTED IT TO BE ABLE TO

BE SHARED ALL ACROSS THE

NATION, TO GET IT IN THE

HANDS OF AWFUL THE

CHAPLAINS, ALL OF THE

VETERANS.

IF YOU KNOW SOMEBODY WHO

IS A VETERAN, BASICALLY TO

HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO

WATCH IT, BECAUSE THESE

ARE SIX OPERATORS OF THE

MOST ELITE WARRIORS THAT

THIS NATION HAS.

AND THEY'RE SHARING THEIR

EXPERIENCE OF SIGNING ON

THE BOTTOM LINE,

CONDUCTING CONDUCT, COMING

BACK, AND DEALING WITH THE

SCARS OF WAR.

AND HOW JESUS, THE

COMMANDER OF THE UNIVERSE

CHANGES EACH PERSON'S LIFE

RADICALLY.

AND SO THIS IS A MESSAGE

OF HOPE.

WHEN PEOPLE WATCH THIS, IT

IS MADE HOLLYWOOD QUALITY,

AND IT IS VERY DYNAMIC AND

IT IS EXTREMELY EXPLOSIVE.

Gordon: WHAT CAN A

VETERAN DO WHO IS GOING

THROUGH IT?

AND I'M HEARING A LOT OF

STORIES -- THIS IS A

MILITARY AREA, AND I'M

HEARING A LOT OF, I JUST

GOT BACK IN FROM COMBAT,

AND NOW I'M SUPPOSED TO

PLAY WITH MY DAUGHTERS IN

THE LIVING ROOM.

AND THERE IS JUST THIS

DISCONNECT, WHERE I CAN'T

LEAVE THE TENSION OF IT.

IT IS INVADING MY DREAMS.

IT IS INVADING MY

THOUGHTS.

AND I JUST CAN'T GET BACK

TO LIFE AS NORMAL.

WHAT WOULD YOU TELL THEM?

I WOULD SAY THAT IT'S

NATURAL.

IT IS ABSOLUTELY NATURAL.

AND A LOT OF GUYS GET

DISCOURAGED OVER IT.

LIKE, I DON'T KNOW WHAT IS

WRONG WITH ME.

THERE IS NOTHING WRONG

WITH YOU, MAN.

YOU SAW SOME REALLY UGLY

STUFF.

AND DEPENDLY HOW CLOSE YOU

WERE TO THE FIGHT, YOU

MIGHT SEE EVEN UGLIER

STUFF.

YOU NEED SOME TIME TO REST

AND RECOVER.

BECAUSE EVERY ONE OF US IS

CALLED TO DO SOMETHING

GREAT IN THIS WORLD FOR

THE KING DOMG.

IKINGDOM.

IT IS A MATTER OF WHETHER

OR NOT WE ANSWER THAT

CALL.

GOD DIDN'T JUST ALLOW

THESE THINGS TO HAPPEN BY

ACCIDENT.

HE CALLED YOU FOR A

PURPOSE.

AND WHAT YOU'RE LEGALLY

LOOKING FOR, AN FOR -- AND THIS IS

THE MAJORITY OF AMERICA --

THEY'RE LOOKING FOR HOPE

AND LOOKING FOR PEACE.

I'VE GOT A SON AND

DAUGHTER, AND I KNOW

EXACTLY WHAT IT IS LIKE TO

TRY TO PLAY WITH MY SON

KNOWING I'VE GOT PROBLEMS.

MY BIGGEST PROBLEM IS I

DON'T HAVE SOMEBODY TAKING

CARE OF ME, FIXING ME UP,

STRENGTHENING ME,

ENCOURAGING ME.

JESUS, THE COMMANDER OF

THE UNIVERSE -- AND IT

WOULD BE THE BEGINNING OF

LET'S START A JOURNEY AND

LET ME INTRODUCE YOU TO

THE GREATEST WARRIOR THAT

EVER LIVED.

Gordon: HOW IMPORTANT

IS IT TO HAVE THAT

CONVERSATION WITH SOMEBODY

WHO KNOWS WHAT IT IS LIKE?

I THINK IT IS EXTREMELY

IMPORTANT.

MAN IS MADE OF MIND, BODY

AND SOUL.

WE'RE ALL ABOUT TRYING TO

ADDRESS THE PSYCHOLOGICAL

ISSUES.

WE'RE ALL HERE TRYING TO

ADDRESS THE PHYSICAL

ISSUES.

BUT WHAT ABOUT THE

SPIRITUAL COMPONENT?

THAT'S THE MISSING ENTITY.

THAT'S WHAT WE DEVELOPED

THE "SURRENDER PROJECT."

WE ADDRESS IT PHYSICALLY,

PSYCHOLOGICAL, AND

SPIRITUAL.

IF YOU DON'T HAVE GOD IN

YOUR LIFE, YOU'RE MISSING

A CRITICAL COMPONENT IN

FINDING PEACE.

Gordon: AMEN.

WELL, THANKS FOR BEING

HERE.

AND IF YOU KNOW SOMEBODY

WHO IS STRUGGLING WITH

POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS --

PLEASE DON'T CALL IT A

DISORDER.

IT IS A NORMAL HUMAN

RESPONSE TO WHAT THEY'VE

BEEN THROUGH.

LET'S JUST LEAVE IT AT

POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS.

IF YOU KNOW SOMEBODY WHO

HAS GOT THAT, HERE IS A

D.V.D. FOR YOU.

IT'S CALLED "SURRENDER."

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO FIND

OUT HOW TO GET A CA COPY,

JUST VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT

cbn.com.TERRY, OVER TO

YOU.

Terry: COMING UP, THE

LOVE AND GRACE OF GOD.

IT IS DISPLAYED THROUGHOUT

HIS CREATION, AND HE WANTS

YOU TO EXPERIENCE IT.

YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS

THIS VISUAL JOURNEY.

IT'S COMING UP NEXT.

Terry: ACCORDING TO A

RECENT STUDY, THE NUMBER

OF WRENCHES WOR REFUGEES WORD WIDE HAS

STOPPED 65 MILLION.

ONE REFUGEE CAMP IN TILE

THAILAND WAS DOING IT'S

BEST TO TEACH CHILDREN TO

SHARE THE GOSPEL UNTIL A

FIRE DESTROYED EVERYTHING.

TAKE LOOK.

Reporter: IN MYANMAR

LIES A REFUGEE CAMP.

INSIDE A MISSIONARY BIBLE

SCHOOL IS TRAINING

STUDENTS TO SHARE THE

GOSPEL IN SOME OF THE MOST

BUDDHIST COUNTRIES ON

EARTH.

THIS IS NANE.

SHE HAS BEEN ATTENDING THE

SCHOOL FOR ABOUT A YEAR.

I WANT TO BECOME A

MISSIONARY AND SHARE THIS

GOOD NEWS WITH MY

COUNTRYMEN BACK IN

MYANMAR.

Reporter: FOR YEARS,

THE STUDENTS HAVE LIVED IN

A DORMITORY INSIDE THE

CAMP, THAT IS UNTIL A FIRE

DESTROYED IT AND NEARLY

EVERYTHING THEY OWNED.

I HAD NEVER SEEN A FIRE

LIKE THAT BEFORE.

I CRIED SO HARD.

MY HANDS WERE SHAKING.

EVERYTHING IN OUR

DORMITORY TURNED TO ASHES.

MY CLOTHES, MY BOOKS.

MY BIBLE FROM MY PARENTS

WAS GONE.

Reporter: FOR MONTHS

THE STUDENTS WERE FORCED

TO SLEEP AT A CLEARING

NEAR THE RIVER.

WE LAID DOWN ON BANANA

LEAVES AND ALSO USED THEM

AS BLANKETS.

Reporter: A CBN

DISASTER RELIEF TIME CAME

WITH FOOD, MEDICINE,

BLANKETS AND CLOTHING.

EVERY DAY, I HELPED

BRING FOOD TO THE OLDER

FOLKS.

I ENCOURAGED THEM TO ASK

GOD FOR HELP AND TO

REMEMBER WE ARE IN HIS

HANDS.

Reporter: IN THE

WEEKS THAT FOLLOWED, WE

BUILT A NEW DORMITORY FOR

THE BIBLE STUDENTS.

TODAY NANE HAS A SAFE

PLACE TO LIVE, AS SHE

CONTINUES HER TRAINING TO

BE A MISSIONARY.

WE HAD ONE OTHER SMALL

GIFT FOR HER, A NEW BIBLE

TO REPLACE THE ONE THAT

HAD BURNED IN THE FIRE.

THIS IS SUCH A PRECIOUS

GIFT FROM CBN.

IT IS SO IMPORTANT TO ME

BECAUSE IT IS A LAMP TO MY

FEET.

I AM VERY, VERY HAPPY.

Reporter: IN THE NEW

PRAYER ROOM INSIDE THE

DORMITORY, SOMETHING ELSE

IS HAPPENING.

TWICE A MONTH WE JOIN

TOGETHER FOR A 24-HOUR

PRAYER MEETING.

WE ALWAYS PRAY FOR CBN AND

CBN PARTNERS.

THANK YOU FOR BEING GOD'S

HAND, WHO HELPS US.

Terry: I BET YOU

DIDN'T KNOW THAT, THAT YOU

ARE BEING PRAYED FOR HALF

WAY AROUND THE WORLD, BY

PEOPLE YOU MAY NEVER MEET

IN THIS WORLD, BE WHO'S

LIVES HAVE BEEN RADICALLY

CHANGED BY YOUR MEMBERSHIP

IN "THE 700 CLUB."

WE ARE TOUCHING PEOPLE

RIGHT AT THEIR POINT OF

NEED.

OPENING DOORS OF HOPE AND

OPPORTUNITY -- THAT'S JUST

PART OF WHAT YOU DO WHEN

YOU JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

WE'RE FEEDING PEOPLE,

CLOTHING PEOPLE, ALWAYS

SHARING THE LOVE OF GOD

WITH THEM, ALWAYS SHARING

WITH THEM WHERE THIS

BLESSING COMES FROM.

WE WANT TO SAY THANK YOU

IF YOU'RE PARTNERING WITH

US.

IF YOU'RE NOT, IT'S A

WONDERFUL DAY TO START.

IT'S THE HOLIDAY SEASON.

SO GET UP FROM WHERE

YOU'RE SITTING AND GO TO

YOUR COMPUTER OR YOUR

PHONE, YOU CAN LOG ON TO

700clubinteractive.com,

OR CALL US AT

1-800-700-7000.

JUST SAY, I WANT TO JOIN

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65 CENTS A DAY, $20 A

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WE WELCOME YOU TO THE

FAMILY OF MINISTRIES HERE

REACHING OUT TOT WORLD TO THE WORLD

WITH THE LOVE OF GOD.

WE NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU.

Gordon: ?

Gordon: RIGHT NOW WE

WANT TO TAKE YOU ON A

VISUAL JOURNEY.

IN A WORD, IT IS ABOUT

GRACE.

TAKE IT IN.

TAKE A BIG GULP.

WIDE-EYED WITH WONDER.

THE CHILD-LIKE RUSH LIFTS

YOU UP.

UNCONTROLLABLE, WIDELY

FREE.

WITH ARMS WIDE OPEN, THE

JOYFUL DEEP CRIES OUT TO

ME.

CASCADING PEACE.

A CLEANSING STRENGTH.

LIFE AS PROMISED CONQUERS

MY TORMENT.

FILL YOUR LUNGS.

SCREAM IT OUT.

WHOEVER HAS SEEN IT HAS

TASTED IT.

IN THIS PRESENT MOMENT,

YOU'VE TAKEN HOLD OF WHAT

IT'S ALL ABOUT.

THE GRACE OF GOD.

Gordon: IT'S A

WONDERFUL VIDEO.

WONDERFUL PICTURES.

HERE IS SOME THOUGHTS FOR

YOU, JUST TO CONSIDER FOR

TODAY.

CONSIDER THIS: WE WERE

MADE TO LIVE IN A GARDEN.

THAT'S WHAT GOD'S PLAN

WAS.

HIS ORIGINAL PLAN.

WE WERE MADE TO LIVE IN A

GARDEN.

AND IN THE COOL OF THE

EVENING IN THAT GARDEN,

GOD WOULD COME DOWN AND

TALK WITH US.

THE GREAT NEWS IS JESUS

CAME DOWN TO TALK WITH US.

AND TO SHOW US A WAY BACK

TO HIM.

BACK INTO THAT GARDEN

EXPERIENCE, WHERE OUR EARS

WOULD BE OPENED, OUR EYES

WOULD BE OPENED.

WE COULD ONCE AGAIN HAVE

COMMUNION WITH HIM.

NOW, DID WE EARN THAT?

NO.

DID WE DESERVE IT?

NO.

HOW DID IT HAPPEN?

IT HAPPENS BECAUSE OF

GOD'S GRACE.

AND WHEN YOU UNDERSTAND

THAT, THAT HE LOVES YOU SO

MUCH HE WAS WILLING TO DIE

FOR YOU, WELL, THEN

EVERYTHING ELSE FALLS INTO

PLACE.

IT IS UNMERITED FAVOR,

WHERE GOD WANTS A

RELATIONSHIP WITH US SO

BADLY HE IS WILLING TO DO

ANYTHING.

FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD

THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY

BEGOTTEN SON.

NOW, WHAT'S IN IT FOR HIM?

ASK THAT QUESTION?

WHY?

WHY WOULD HE WANT TO DO

THAT?

BECAUSE HE WANTS TO HAVE

FELLOWSHIP WITH US.

I WAS OUT ONE MORNING,

LOOKING AT THE STARS, ALL

PLANETS IN LINE WITH THE

ELLIPTIC -- WHAT ARE WE

THAT YOU'RE MINDFUL OF US?

AND THE ANSWER STUNNED ME.

YOU CAN APPRECIATE IT.

SO TODAY APPRECIATE GOD'S

CREATION.

APPRECIATE HIS GRACE.

APPRECIATE WHAT HE HAS

DONE FOR US.

HERE IT IS AND ROMANS:

"FOR I AM NOT ASHAMED OF

THE GOSPEL BECAUSE IT IS

THE POWER OF GOD THAT

BRINGS SALVATION TO

EVERYONE WHO BELIEVES.

."

BELIEVES

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