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The 700 Club - February 3, 2017

Author Bob Goff is a best-selling storyteller who turns the ordinary into the incredible. Plus, a traumatic brain injury to their six-year-old daughter puts one family in the midst of a fight for life. Read Transcript


Gordon: TODAY, A

BEST-SELLING STORY-TELLER,

WHO TURNS THE ORDINARY

INTO INCREDIBLE.

AUTHOR BOB GOFF JOINS US

LIVE.

AND THEN...

MY SON FOUND HER IN THE

DRIVEWAY.

Gordon: THEIR

INJURIES WERE

LIFE-THREATENING TO THEIR

6-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER.

ONE FAMILY IN A FIGHT FOR

LIFE.

I JUST SAID, GOD, YOU

CAN'T TAKE HER YET.

PLEASE DON'T TAKE HER YET.

Gordon: ON TODAY'S

"700 CLUB."

*

Gordon: WELL, WELCOME

TO "THE 700 CLUB."

PRESIDENT TRUMP IS

PROMISING TO BE A STRONG

DEFENDER OF RELIGIOUS

LIBERTY.

HE SAYS THAT OUR FREEDOMS

COME FROM GOD, INCLUDING

FREEDOM OF RELIGION AND

FREEDOM OF WORSHIP.

Terry: THE PRESIDENT

IS PROMISING TO MAKE A

CHANGE IN THE TAX CODE

THAT WOULD ALLOW CHURCHES

TO HAVE MORE FREEDOM OF

POLITICAL SPEECH.

JENNIFER WISHON BRINGS US

THE STORY FROM WASHINGTON.

President Trump: I

WAS SWORN IN ON THE VERY

BIBLE FROM WHICH MY MOTHER

WOULD TEACH US AS YOUNG

CHILDREN.

AND THAT FAITH LIVES ON IN

MY HEART EVERY SINGLE DAY.

Jennifer: PERSONAL

REMARKS FROM THE NATION'S

45th PRESIDENT ABOUT HIS

CHRISTIAN FAITH.

President Trump: WHAT

I HEAR MOST OFTEN AS I

TRAVEL THE COUNTRY ARE

FIVE WORDS THAT NEVER,

EVER FAIL TO TOUCH MY

HEART.

AND THAT'S: I AM PRAYING

FOR YOU.

Jennifer: HE TOLD

THOUSANDS GATHERED FOR THE

ANNUAL NATIONAL PRAYER

BREAKFAST THAT MONEY ISN'T

WHAT DEFINES SUCCESS.

President Trump: SO

EASILY WE FORGET THIS,

THAT THE QUALITY OF OUR

LIVES IS NOT DEFINED BY

OUR MATERIAL SUCCESS BUT

BY OUR SPIRITUAL SUCCESS.

I WILL TELL YOU THAT.

AND I TELL YOU THAT FROM

SOMEBODY WHO HAS HAD

MATERIAL SUCCESS.

Jennifer: AND HE SAYS

AMERICANS' FREEDOMS COME

FROM GOD, NOT MAN.

President Trump:

AMONG THOSE FREEDOMS IS

THE RIGHT TO WORSHIP

ACCORDING TO OUR OWN

BELIEFS.

THAT IS WHY I WILL GET RID

OF AND TOTALLY DESTROY THE

JOHNSON AMENDMENT AND

ALLOW OUR REPRESENTATIVES

OF FAITH TO SPEAK FREELY

AND WITHOUT FEAR OF

RETRIBUTION.

I WILL DO THAT.

REMEMBER.

[APPLAUSE]

CH.

Jennifer Jennifer: THE JOHNSONAMENDME NT IS A TAX

REGULATIONS THAT PREVENTS

NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS,

INCLUDING CHURCHES, FROM

SUPPORTING OR OPPOSING THE

CANDIDATE OF THEIR CHOICE.

PRESIDENT TRUMP RENEWED

HIS PROMISE TO PRO SECT PROTECT

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM BOTH

DOMESTICALLY AND ABROAD.

President Trump: MY

ADMINISTRATION WILL DO

EVERYTHING IN ITS POWER TO

DEFEND AND PROTECT

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY IN OUR

LAND.

Jennifer: SOME PEOPLE

SEE RELIGIOUS LIBERTY AS

CODE FOR DISCRIMINATION.

CAN YOU GIVE US THE

PRESIDENT'S VIEW.

I THINK PEOPLE SHOULD

BE ABLE TO PRACTICE THEIR

RELIGION AND AREAS OF

THEIR FAITH WITHOUT

REPRISAL.

AND I THINK THAT PENDULUM

SOMETIMES SWINGS THE OTHER

WAY IN THE NAME OF

POLITICAL CORRECTNESS.

AND I THINK THE PRESIDENT

AND THE VICE PRESIDENT

BOTH UNDERSTAND THAT ONE

OF THE THINGS THAT MAKES

OUR COUNTRY AND THIS

DEMOCRACY SO GREAT IS OUR

ABILITY TO EXPRESS OUR

RELIGION, TO BELIEVE IN

FAITH, TO EXPRESS IT, AND

TO LIVE BY IT.

AND THAT'S WHAT I THINK

THE IMPORTANT PART IS,

WHETHER IT IS A SMALL

BUSINESS OWNER OR

EMPLOYEE, HE WANTS TO HAVE

SOME DEGREE OF EXPRESSION

OF FAITH.

AND TOO OFTEN THOSE VOICES

GET PUSHED OUT IN THE NAME

OF POLITICAL CORRECTNESS.

Jennifer: THE TEXT OF

A POSSIBLE EXECUTIVE ORDER

ON RELIGIOUS LIBERTY WAS

LEAKED BEFORE THE PRAYER

BREAKFAST, BUT SPIES SPICER SAYS

THERE IS NO IMMEDIATE

PLAN.

President Trump: WE

MUST NEVER, EVER STOP

ASKING GOD FOR THE WISDOM

TO SERVE THE PUBLIC

ACCORDING TO HIS WILL.

Jennifer: JENNIFER

WISHON, CBN NEWS,

WASHINGTON.

Gordon: IT IS A

REMARKABLE CHANGE.

WHAT A DIFFERENCE A NEW

ADMINISTRATION IS MAKING.

JUST A FEW MONTHS AGO THE

PRESIDENTIAL COMMISSIONER

ON CIVIL RIGHTS WAS

SINGLING OUT CHRISTIANITY

FOR REPRESSION IN THE NAME

OF CIVIL RIGHTS.

AND TO HAVE IT COMPLETELY

FLIPPED TO SAY, NO, WE

RESPECT MATTERS OF

CONSCIENCE.

WE WANT ALL AMERICANS TO

BE ABLE TO WORSHIP, TO

EXPRESS THEIR VIEWS

WITHOUT ANY FEAR OF

REPRISAL.

WHAT A WONDERFUL CHANGE.

> IN OTHER NEWS, THE

TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS

GETTING READY TO PUT NEW

SANCTIONSS ON IRAN.

JOHN JESSUP HAS THAT STORY

FROM OUR CBN NEWS BUREAU

IN WASHINGTON.

John: THOSE SANCTIONS

WOULD BE THE FIRST FORM OF

PUNISHMENT SINCE THE TRUMP

WHITE HOUSE PUT IRAN ON

NOTICE AFTER THEY FIRED A

BALLISTIC MISSILE ON

SUNDAY.

MARK MARTIN HAS THE STORY.

Reporter: RUSSIA REPUBLICAN

AND DEMOCRAT SENATORS HAVE

LET THE TRUMP

ADMINISTRATION KNOW ABOUT

THEIR CONCERNS ABOUT IRAN.

THEY SAID IN A LETTER THEY

WANT PRESIDENT TRUMP TO

HOLD IRAN ACCOUNTABLE.

THE PRESIDENT SAYS HE

AGREES IS CONSIDERING ALL

OPTIONS, INCLUDING

MILITARY OPTION.

President Trump:

NOTHING IS OFF THE TABLE.

Reporter: THE OPTION

FRONT AND CENTER, THOUGH,

IS IMPOSING NEW SANCTIONS

AGAINST IRAN.

THE WHITE HOUSE FIRST

SOUNDED A WARNING EARLIER

THIS BEC.

WEEK.

AS OF TODAY, WE'RE

OFFICIALLY PUTTING IRAN ON

NOTICE.

Reporter: THAT AFTER

IRAN ENGAGED IN OTHER

PROVOKING ACTIONS, WHICH

INCLUDE APPROACHING U.S.

WAR SHIPS AT HIGH SPEEDS.

IRAN CONTINUES TO

THREATEN U.S. FRIENDS AND

ALLIES IN THE REGION.

Reporter: IRAN

RESPONDED BY SAYING, THEY

DO NOT HAVE TO GET

PERMISSION TO DEFEND

THEMSELVES.

AND NIKKI HALEY CALLED THE

MISSILE LAUNCH ABSOLUTELY

UNACCEPTABLE.

WHAT WE'RE HEARING FROM

IRAN IS THAT THEY'RE BEING

NAIVE, SAYING WE HAVE NO

INTENTION OF ATTACKING ANY

COUNTRY.

I WILL TELL THE PEOPLE

ACROSS THE WORLD, THAT IS

SOMETHING WE SHOULD BE

ALARMED ABOUT.

THE UNITED STATES IS NOT

NAIVE.

WE ARE NOT GOING TO STAND

BY.

YOU WILL SEE US CALL THEM

OUT, AS WE SAID WE WOULD,

AND YOU'LL SEE US ACT

ACCORDINGLY.

Reporter: MARK

MARTIN, CBN NEWS.

John: CHINA IS

BEGINNING ITS NEW YEAR,

AND FOR THE FIRST TIME THE

NATION IS EMBRACING A NEW

WAY TO CELEBRATE THE

HOLIDAY, WITH A MUSICAL

ABOUT THE BIBLICAL STORY

OF RUTH PERFORMED ACROSS

THE ASIAN NATION.

AS GARY LANE EXPLAINS,

CHRISTIAN ARTISTS ARE

HOPING THE PLAY CAN

DELIVER THE MESSAGE OF

JESUS TO A NEW AUDIENCE.

*

Reporter: THIS IS A

PERFORMANCE THAT HAS NEVER

BEEN SEEN BEFORE IN CHINA.

DURING THE CHINESE NEW

YEAR HOLIDAYS,

THEATER-GOERS ARE

EXPERIENCING THE BIBLICAL

STORY OF RUTH ON NATIONAL

STAGES.

MANY HAVE NEVER HEARD OF

THE STORY, WHICH IS

CENTERED ON THE TRUE LOVE

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN RUTH

AND HER MOTHER-IN-LAW,

NAOMI.

THE SHOW PRODUCERS ARE

HOPING THE PLAY MAY

IMPROVE FAMILY

RELATIONSHIPS.

Through Translator:

THE ONLY QUESTION I

THOUGHT ABOUT THE WHOLE

TIME WAS, HOW SHOULD WE

PRESENT THIS CHRISTIAN

STORY.

I KNEW MANY BROKEN CHINESE

FAMILIES NEED TO KNOW THIS

STORY.

THE CONFLICTS AMONG FAMILY

MEMBERS IN CHINA ARE

GREATER THAN EVER.

THIS COULD BE THE CHANCE

TO HEAL SOME OF THE BROKEN

RELATIONSHIPS.

I PRAY THE SPIRIT COULD

MAKE MIRACLES.

Reporter: THE SETS

AND LIGHTING DESIGN ALLOW

VIEWERS TO FEEL AS IF THEY

WERE TAKEN BACK TO THE

BIBLICAL PERIOD.

Through Translator:

WE INVITED HISTORIANS FROM

ISRAEL TO DESIGN THE STAGE

SCENES, ALONG WITH THE

MUSIC, WITH US.

HOPEFULLY OUR AUDIENCE IS

GOING TO ENJOY THE TIME

TRAVEL EXPERIENCE.

Reporter: CAST

MEMBERS ARE PROFESSIONAL

ACTORS AND ACTRESSES, A

MILESTONE IN CHINESE

CHRISTIAN THEATER HISTORY.

CHRISTIAN CAST MEMBERS

TOLD THEM ABOUT HOW JESUS

CHANGED THEIR LIVES.

AND AT LEAST ONE ACTRESS

ACCEPTED CHRIST.

Through Translator:

WHEN I REHEARSED THE

LINES, I DIDN'T UNDERSTAND

THE LINES OF RUTH UNTIL I

BECAME A CHRISTIAN.

Translator: FOR SO LONG

I HADN'T HAD TIME TO READ

THE BIBLE ON MY OWN.

I USED TO MAKE EXCUSES TO

THE LORD.

WHILE I WAS PRACTICING THE

LINES, I HAD THE

OPPORTUNITY TO READ THE

BIBLE.

I FELT THE LORD IS

INVITING ME TO BE UNITED

WITH HIM AGAIN.

THIS PLAY CHALLENGED MY

WALK WITH THE LORD.

Reporter: NOT ONLY

ARE THE CHRISTIAN ARTISTS

IN THIS MUSICAL HOPING FOR

A POSITIVE NATIONWIDE

RESPONSE, THEY'RE ALSO

PRAYING THAT THE CHINESE

AUDIENCE WILL DEVELOP AN

INTEREST IN KNOWING OTHER

BIBLICAL TRUTHS.

*

Reporter: GARY LANE,

CBN NEWS.

*

John: THANKS, GARY.

GORDON, THIS IS EXCITING

TO SEE.

Gordon: IT IS.

AND THAT'S A STORY YOU'RE

NOT GOING TO SEE ON OTHER

NEWS OUTLETS, BUT WE WANT

TO BRING IT TO YOU TO SHOW

YOU THE GOOD NEWS IS GOING

AROUND THE WORLD.

TERRY?

Terry: UP NEXT, HE IS

THE LARGER THAN LIFE

RECOVERING LAWYER, AND HE

HAS THE SECRET TO TURNING

EVERY DAY INTO AN

ADVENTURE.

BOB GOFF IS HERE WITH US,

AND HE JOINS US LIVE,

RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Gordon: WELL, BOB

GOFF IS AN AUTHOR,

SPEAKER, PROFESSIONAL

ENCOURAGER -- I'VE NEVER

HEARD THAT TITLE BEFORE.

AND HE WANTS TO HELP YOU

GET BACK TO BUILDING THE

ROCKETSHIP THAT WAS

SUPPOSED TO BE YOUR LIFE.

TAKE A LOOK.

HEY, I'VE NEVER BEEN ON

A SUBMARINE BEFORE, BUT

I'D REALLY LIKE TO,

WOULDN'T YOU?

Reporter: BOB GOFF

CALLS HIMSELF A RECOVERING

LAYER BECAUSLAWYER BECAUSE AFTER 25

YEARS HE LEFT HIS LAW

PRACTICE TO BECOME A

FULL-TIME SPEAKER AND

WRITER.

HE IS A POPULAR SPEAKER ON

COLLEGE CAMPUSES, AND EVEN

SITS DOWN FOR THE

OCCASIONAL INTERVIEW, LIKE

THIS ONE WITH A SECOND

GRADER.

THERE IS A LITTLE

COUNTRY CALLED

LIECHTENSTEIN.

Reporter: A FEW YEARS

AGO, BOB WROTE A BOOK

CALLED "LOVE DO, DISCOVER

A SECRETLY INCREDIBLE LIFE

IN AN ORDINARY WORLD."

IT TURNS LOVE INTO ACTION

PROVIDING EDUCATION AND

RESOURCES TO CHILDREN

LIVING IN THE WORLD'S

CONFLICT ZONES.

Gordon: WELL, BOB

JOINS US NOW.

I'VE NEVER HEARD ANYONE

SAY THEY WERE A

PROFESSIONAL ENCOURAGER.

THAT'S A GREAT TITLE.

I LOVE THAT.

OH, GORDON, THANKS FOR

LETTING ME BE HERE.

Gordon: FROM A

RECOVERING LAWYER TO

ANOTHER RECOVER LAWYER,

WHAT GOT YOU ON THE PATH

TO RESTORE YOUR SANITY.

THERE IS SOMETHING

ABOUT -- IF YOU WANT TO

MAKE A BUNCH OF MONEY, YOU

CAN DO THAT.

BUT IF YOU WANT TO MAKE A

BUNCH OF DIFFERENCE,

SOMETIMES YOU CAN KEEP

YOUR DAY JOB AND THEN FIND

OTHER THINGS O DO.

TO DO.

I KEPT THINKING OF

MATTHEW -- HUNGRY PEOPLE,

NAKED PEOPLE, PEOPLE IN

JAIL -- AND I THOUGHT,

WHAT IF WE START DOING

THAT?

I WIN ARGUMENTS FOR A

LIVING, BUT I JUST DON'T

ARGUE ABOUT JESUS TO

ANYBODY.

HUMBLE VOICES CARRY

FURTHER IN THE WORLD.

IT IS GOOD TO HAVE A

HUMBLE VOICE.

I LIVE ON THE BAY WITH

SWEET MARIA, AND PEOPLE

COME BY ON THEIR BOATS AND

THEY TALK ABOUT ME.

AND IT IS SO AWKWARD

BECAUSE THEY DON'T KNOW I

CAN HEAR THEM.

Gordon: WATER CARRIES

SOUND.

YEAH.

AND I'M THINKING ABOUT,

HOW CAN WE CARRY OUR

VOICES IN HUMBLE WAYS.

THERE IS THAT IDEA OF

BEING A LITTLE MORE LOVING

WAY TO DO IT.

Gordon: YEA.

I'VE NEVER ARGUED ANYBODY

INTO HEAVEN.

AND I CAN RAISE MY

VOICE, EXCEPT WHEN I

YODEL.

THERE WAS A PUBLISHER, AND

THEY SAID, WOULD YOU WRITE

A BOOK?

AND I SAID, I'LL TRADE

YOU, ONE BOOK FOR ONE

SCHOOL.

500 CHILD SOLDIERS IN

NORTHERN UGANDA AND 50

TEACHERS, AND THEY SAID,

BIG SCHOOL, AND I SAID BIG

BOOK.

Gordon: WHAT GOT YOU

TO UGANDA.

THERE WAS SOME TROUBLE

AND I WENT OVER THERE TO

HELP OUT.

AND YOU SAY, WHAT ARE YOU

GOOD AT?

AND I'M A PRETTY GOOD

LAWYER, AND SO I WENT TO

THE COURTHOUSE AND FOUND

THE PERSON WHO HAD THE GUY

WITH THE MOST GUNS AROUND

HIS DOOR AND IT TURNED OUT

IT WAS THE CHIEF JUSTICE,

AND IT STARTED THIS

FRIENDSHIP THAT LASTED

MANY, MANY YEARS.

AND YOU START THINKING,

HOW CAN WE MOVE THE NEEDLE

IN SOMEBODY'S LIFE?

AND WHEN I FINISHED

WRITING THIS BOOK, ON THE

LAST PAGE THERE WAS A

LITTLE BIT OF ROOM, AND I

ASKED THEM, CAN I PUT MY

CELL PHONE NUMBER IN

THERE?

AND THEY THOUGHT I WAS

CRAZY.

BECAUSE THIS IDEA OF

FOLLOWING JESUS MEANS A

LIFE OF CONSTANT

INTERRUPTIONS.

AND SO WHAT IF WE JUST

MAKE OURSELVES AVAILABLE

TO ONE ANOTHER, THE SIM

PLIFLT THING.

SIMPLEST THING.

I STILL GET 50 TO 100

CALLS A DAY.

IT IS CRAZY.

I CAN'T GET ANYTHING DONE.

Gordon: I'M SURPRISED

TO HEAR YOU SAY JUST

TALKING TOGETHER IS GOING

TO LEAD TO THE SOLUTION.

BECAUSE SO OFTEN WHEN

NORTH AMERICANS GO

OVERSEAS, IT'S WE'VE GOT

THE PLAN; WE'VE GOT THE

SOLUTION; WE'RE GOING SHOW

YOU H HOW TO DO IT.

AND YOU DON'T DO THAT.

WHY?

IT IS BAD ADVOCACY.

IT DOESN'T MAKE YOU RIGHT.

IT MAKES YOU AN ARSONIST.

I HAVE A STRONG BELIEF IN

THE WORD OF GOD.

I READ IT AND I KNOW WHAT

IT SAYS.

WHEN SOMEBODY SAYS

SOMETHING THAT DOESN'T

SQUARE WITH THAT, I HAVE

SO MUCH CONFIDENCE IN THE

POWER OF CHRIST IN THE

WORLD.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO SWING AT

EVERY PITCH.

THE POWER OF LOVING PEOPLE

IN CREATIVE, WINDSOM WAYS.

SAY TO PEOPLE, WHAT IF WE

JUST GO UP THERE AND DO

THAT TOGETHER.

RIGHT NOW WE'RE IN UGANDA,

MOGADISHU, SOMALI, IRAQ,

AND INDIA.

AND THE NEXT SCHOOL WILL

BE IN CONGO.

Gordon: WHERE DID YOU

START OUT?

I STARTED IN INDIA.

Gordon: WHAT ABOUT

THAT GOT YOU?

THEY WERE BUYING AND

SELLING KIDS THAT WERE MY

DAUGHTER'S AGE.

I WAS, LIKE, THERE IS NO

WAY I'M GOING TO STAND BY

AND TAKE NOTES.

SO WE JUST STARTED

PARTICIPATING.

AND THAT'S FOR ALL OF US.

A MOVEMENT IS JUST A BUNCH

OF PEOPLE MAKE MOVES.

SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO MAKE

ALL OF THEM, BUT JUST MAKE

THE FIRST ONE.

PROBABLY WHAT YOU'VE FOUND

IS THAT LEADS TO THE NEXT

MOVE.

ALL OF A SUDDEN YOUR IN

UGANDA.

THE COURTS IN THE NORTHERN

PART OF THE COUNTRY HADN'T

BEEN OPENED IN 20 YEARS

BECAUSE OF THE CIVIL WAR

THAT WAS HAPPENING.

I TOOK A COUPLE OF FRIENDS

AND I SAID, WHAT IF WE GO

UP THERE AND OPEN UP THE

COURTS.

YOU KNOW WHERE IT STARTED?

JOHN ASHCROFT.

AND I CALLED HIM UP, AND

HE WAS, LIKE, HAD ARE YOU?

AND I SAID, DON'T WORRY

ABOUT IT.

AND SO WE WENT.

IT TAKES THIS MIX OF

RESOLVE AND COURAGE AND IT

IS THIS WHIMSY, THIS

CYCLE.

WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF...AND

YOU FINISH THE SENTENCE.

HE IS GOING TO MAKE STUFF

HAPPEN AND THE WIND IS AT

YOUR BACK.

Gordon: AND JESUS

WOULD JUST GO UP TO PEOPLE

AND SAY, FOLLOW ME.

AND WOULDN'T TELL THEM

WHERE THEY'RE GOING OUR

HOW THEY'RE GOING TO EAT.

FOLLOW ME.

AND IT'S UP TO US AND SAY,

OKAY.

AND THEN YOU'VE GOT TO

TAKE THE FIRST STEP.

AND THEN SOMETHING

HAPPENS AND THEN YOU'LL

GET INTERRUPTED.

SOMEBODY PULLS ON HIS

SHIRT.

WHO WAS THAT?

A LITTLE BIT IN THE

SYCAMORE TREE.

AND THEN YOU TAKE THE NEXT

STEP AND THE NEXT STEP.

AND THEN YOU START SEEING

THINGS.

AND YOU'RE GUIDED BY THESE

MAND DATES.

MANDATES.

AND WHEN I MEET JESUS, ALL

HE WANTS TO TALK ABOUT

WILL BE SICK PEOPLE, NAKED

PEOPLE, PEOPLE IN JAIL,

AND I WANT TO HAVE THINGS

TO TALK ABOUT.

HE DOESN'T WANT US TO KEEP

SCORE.

HE WANTS US TO KEEP OUR

EYES FIXED ON HIM.

AND SO YOU JUST DO THE

NEXT THING.

WHILE IT COMES ACROSS AS

WINDSOM, IT IS REALLY

BEAUTIFUL.

WE'RE IN SOMALIA BECAUSE

THEY WON'T TEACH LITTLE

GIRLS HOW TO READ AND

WRITE.

AND IT IS A TERRIFYING

PLACE TO BE.

BUT THE THING IS THIS: I'M

A COMFORTABLE GUY.

AND COMFORTABLE PEOPLE

DON'T NEED JESUS.

DESPERATE PEOPLE DO.

AND I'M TRYING TO MOVE

FROM BEING COMFORTABLE TO

BEING MORE DESPERATE.

AND YOU CAN DO THAT IN

YOUR COMMUNITY.

Gordon: THE GOSPEL IS

SUPPOSED TO DISTURB THE

COMFORTABLE.

I SPENT MY WHOLE LIFE,

I REALIZED, TRYING TO MAKE

MY FAITH EASIER.

AND WHAT I'M LEARNING IS,

I THINK, HE WANTS TO MAKE

IT SIMPLER.

JESUS POINTS TO HIS SHEEP,

AND WHEN ONE OF THOSE GETS

AWAY -- SO I'M TRYING TO

SAY, WHAT DOES IT SAY, AND

WHAT'S THE SIMPLEST WAY TO

JUST GET STARTED, AND IT

IS ALWAYS THE NEXT STEP.

Gordon: LET'S TALK

ABOUT YOUR BOOK, "LOVE

DOES."

HOW DID YOU COME UP WITH

THE TITLE?

IT WAS AT A TIME WHEN A

LOT OF PEOPLE WERE REALLY

UPSET WITH ONE ANOTHER.

THIS FAMILY OFE OF GOD WERE

ACTING LIKE WE WEREN'T

RELATED.

THAT'S WHY I PUT A BUNCH

OF BALLOONS ON THERE.

I JUST WANTED TO HAVE A

BOOK THAT SAID WHAT THE

BIBLE SAID.

AND SO THERE IS SOMETHING

BEAUTIFUL ABOUT THAT.

WOULDN'T IT BE CRAZY IF I

SAID, I'M BOB GOFF AND I

GAVE YOU MY DRIVER'S

LICENSE AND I SAID I LIVE

IN CALIFORNIA.

THE PROOF IN THE BIBLE IS

THAT WE'RE ONE.

IT JUST MADE IT THAT

SIMPLE.

ANY TIME I'M TEMPTED

BECAUSE SOMEBODY SAYS

SOMETHING THAT IS FLAT

LONG, AND I'M TEMPTED TO

BE THE LAWYER AND MAKE

MYSELF A SHERIFF, AND

THERE IS A RIGHT TIME FOR

THAT, BUT THERE ARE A LOT

OF WRONG TIMES.

JAMES 3, WATCH WHAT YOUR

TONGUE SAYS.

THAT'S GREAT ADVOCACY.

AND TO REALIZE IT WILL BE

THE HOLY SPIRIT WHO LET'S

PEOPLE KNOW WHO JESUS IS.

IT WON'T BE BOB.

Gordon: I'M NOT

TRYING TO SIMPLIFY, BUT

IT'S LIKE YOU'RE SAYING,

LOVE JUST GOES AND HANGS

OUT.

JUST BEING WITH PEOPLE IS

PROBABLY THE MOST

IMPORTANT THING YOU CAN

DO.

IT IS PROBABLY A LITTLE

MORE THAN THAT, BUT IT

GOES BY YOUR FAITH, AND

HOW IT APPEARS IS YOU'RE

JUST HANGING OUT --

Gordon: BUT YOU'RE

BRINGING CHRIST.

TOTALLY.

Gordon: AND WHEN YOU

DO THAT, IT IS

TRANSFORMATIVE.

HERE'S THE DEAL: I WANT

TO LOVE PEOPLE WHO ARE

EASY TO LOVE.

EVERYBODY I'VE MET HERE.

FIND PEOPLE WHO CREEP YOU

OUT A LITTLE BIT, MATTHEW

5 -- AND I HAVE SPENT MY

WHOLE LIFE AVOIDING THE

PEOPLE JESUS SPENT HIS

WHOLE LIFE ENGAGING.

THAT'S THE TWIST FOR ME.

WHEN I FINDIBL FIND PEOPLE WHO

GIVE ME A CREEPS A LITTLE

BIT, JUST BE FRIENDS WITH

THEM.

GOD WITH US, US WITH EACH

OTHER.

Gordon: AND YOU

ACTUALLY FIND COMMUNITY.

ISN'T THAT CRAZY?

YOU FIND THINGS IN COMMON

WITH THEM.

Gordon: YOU FIND

BROTHERHOOD AND A

CONNECTION THAT IN THE

NATURAL YOU WOULDN'T

EXPECT.

BUT THEN IT SUPERNATURALLY

HAPPENS.

AND ASK PEOPLE WHAT IS

MOST IMPORTANT TO YOU.

AND OFTENTIMES THEY'LL SAY

IT IS THEIR FAMILIES.

AND I'M, LIKE, OH, YOU

HAVE ONE OF THOSE, ME,

TOO.

AND ANOTHER THING THAT IS

THE MOST IMPORTANT -- THEY

CAN SAY SPORTS.

AND THERE IS ZERO FOR ME.

AND I SAY, TELL ME.

I DON'T KNOW ANYTHING

ABOUT SPORTS.

WHICH ONE?

YOU'RE NOT TRYING TO WORK

SOMEBODY OR HANDLE THEM

BECAUSE WE DON'T LEAD

PEOPLE TO JESUS.

JESUS LEADS PEOPLE TO

JESUS.

WHAT WE DO IS JUST LOVE

PEOPLE.

BUT IT IS AN INFORMED

FAITH.

IT ISN'T JUST LIKE

WHATEVER.

YOU KNOW, WHAT'S THE MOST

IMPORTANT THING TO ME?

BUT I DON'T NEED TO HAVE A

HOODIE THAT SAYS WHAT'S

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING

TO ME.

JOHN 17, JUST BE ONE,

THAT'S THE MOST IMPORTANT

THING.

Gordon: WHERE ARE YOU

OFF TO NEXT?

THE NEXT PLACE WE GO IS

BACK TO UGANDA.

WE'VE GOT QUITE A FEW

THINGS GOING, SAFE HOUSES

AND SCHOOLS.

AND THEN WE'RE BACK IN

SOMALIA AND IRAQ.

WE'RE THINKING OF HEADING

TO PAKISTAN.

Gordon: SO YOU GO

INTO WAR ZONES?

YEAH.

EVERY SCHOOL IS IN A

CONFLICT ZONE BECAUSE

UNCOMFORTABLE PEOPLE

ACTUALLY NEED JESUS.

AND I'M ONE OF THEM.

I'M NOT THERE TO GO AS

HELP AS MUCH AS TO

PARTICIPATE AND JUST DO

IT.

MY WORST SUBJECT IN SCHOOL

WAS SCHOOL.

[LAUGHTER]

BUT IT TURNS OUT THAT

I'M PRACTICALLY PRETTY

GOOD AT STARTING THEM.

MAKE YOUR FAITH EASIER,

WHAT ARE YOU GOOD AT.

HAS HE MADE ME GOOD AT THE

TROMBONE?

I MIGHT PLAY THAT, BUT

THAT MIGHT NOT MOVE THE

NEEDLE LIKE BUILDING A

SCHOOL.

BUT YOU CAN PLAY TROMBONE

IN YOUR SCHOOL.

IF WE DO THAT STUFF, I

THINK HEAVEN WILL BE

LEANING OVER THE RAILS

SAYING, LIKE, BINGO.

Gordon: WRITE A SONG.

IT WON'T SELL IN

NASHVILLE, BUT SEE WHERE

IT GOES.

Gordon: THE BOOK IS

CALLED "LOVE DOES,

DISCOVER A SECRETLY

INCREDIBLE LIFE IN AN

ORDINARY WORLD."

THANKS FOR BEING WITH US.

THANKS A MILLION.

Gordon: THANKS FOR

ENCOURAGING US.

GOD BLESS YOU.

Terry: UP NEXT, ONE

MOMENT SHE WAS PLAYING IN

A SHED, AND THE NEXT SHE

IS BEING AIR LIFTED TO A

HOSPITAL AND HAVING PART

OF HER SKULL REMOVED TO

SAVE HER LIFE.

SHE WAS LAYING THERE

WITH EVERY TUBE IN THE

WORLD HOOKED UP TO HER.

I JUST SAID, GOD, YOU

CAN'T TAKE HER YET.

PLEASE DON'T TAKE HER YET.

Terry: FIND OUT HOW

THIS 6-YEAR-OLD SURVIVED,

WHEN WE COME BACK.

Terry: AFTER REAGAN

BOWMAN FELL, SHE WAS TAKEN

ON ABOUT A 60-MILE JOURNEY

TO THE NEAREST TRAUMA

HOSPITAL.

MEANWHILE, HER PARENTS

KNEW THEIR LITTLE GIRL WAS

AT THE BEGINNING OF A VERY

LONG ROAD AND SHE WAS

GOING TO NEED PRAYER EVERY

STEP OF THE WAY.

Reporter: FEBRUARY 2,

2011, WAS AN UNUSUALLY

CALM DAY ON THE BOWMAN

FARM IN SHENANDOAH VALLEY.

THAT CHANGED SHORTLY AFTER

6-YEAR-OLD REAGAN GOT HURT

AFTER SCHOOL.

SHE WENT TAUT T OUT TO PLAY.

EVERY DAY SHE GOES OUT

TO PLAY WITH HER CATS, AND

SHE FELL AND HIT HER HEAD

ON THE CONCRETE.

MY SON FOUND HER IN THE

DRIVEWAY, AND HE PICKED

HER UP AND CARRIED HER TO

MY HUSBAND.

Reporter: HER PARENTS

SAW NO SIGNS OF SERIOUS

INJURY.

SHE WAS CRYING, BUT SHE

WOULD NOT SAY ANYTHING.

AND SHE WASN'T BLEEDING.

THERE WAS NOTHING TO

INDICATE SHE WAS REALLY

HURT.

Reporter: TO BE SAFE,

THEY CALLED 9-1-1.

THEY WERE STUNNED WHEN THE

RESCUE SQUAD TOLD THEM SHE

NEEDED TO BE TAKEN TO A

LOCAL HOSPITAL AND THEN

MEDEVACED TO THE

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

TRAUMA CENTER IN NEARBY

CHARL LOTCHARLLOTSVILLE.

THAT WAS DEFINITELY A

HARD TIME, KNOWING THAT

YOUR BABY IS IN THAT

HELICOPTER AND YOU'RE NOT,

YOU KNOW.

WE HAD A LOT OF

CONCERNS.

ON THE WAY I MADE THREE

PHONE CALLS TO THREE

PREACHERS AND TOLD THEM TO

PRAY FOR US.

I EXPECTED TO BE HOME

IN A DAY OR TWO.

Reporter: AT THE

HOSPITAL, THEY LEARNED

THAT REAGAN HAD SUFFERED

HEAD TRAUMA AND WAS IN

CRITICAL CONDITION.

IN ADDITION TO HER

SEVERE BRAIN INJURY, SHE

HAD A FRACTURE OF HER

LOWER RIGHT LEG AND AROUND

HER RIGHT EYE.

IT WAS VERY SEVERE.

HER INJURIES WERE

LIFE-THREATENING.

SHE COULD HAVE DIED IN THE

SHORT-TERM, IN THE ACUTE

PROCESS.

SHE WAS LAYING THERE

WITH EVERY TUBE IN THE

WORLD HOOKED UP TO HER.

AND THEY DID DRILL INTO

HER SCHOOL TO CHECK THE

CRANIAL PRESSURE.

LOOKING AT YOUR CHILD LAY

THERE IS DEFINITELY HARD.

IT...UM...WAS VERY HARD.

YOU COULDN'T BELIEVE

IT.

YOU WERE CONFUSED AND

DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO THINK.

THE BRAIN INJURY

RESULTED IN SWELLING OF

HER BRAIN, WHICH

PROGRESSED RAPIDLY OVER

THE FIRST 48 HOURS.

WHAT WOULD HAVE

EVENTUALLY HAPPENED IS HER

BRAIN WOULD HAVE SEEPED

OUT OF HER EARS.

AND THEN SHE WOULD HAVE

DIED.

BUT I JUST SAID, GOD, YOU

CAN'T TAKE HER YET.

PLEASE DON'T TAKE HER YET.

THEY ACTUALLY

EVENTUALLY HAD TO REMOVE

BOTH OF HER FRONTAL LOBES

IN ORDER TO ALLOW HER

BRAIN TO HAVE ROOM TO

SWELL SO THAT FURTHER

DAMAGE WOULD NOT OCCUR.

Reporter: THE BOWMANS

REACHED OUT TO THEIR

COMMUNITY FOR PRAYER.

SHE WENT TO A COMMUNITY

CHRISTIAN SCHOOL.

AND THE VERY NEXT DAY

AFTER THE ACCIDENT, THEY

ALL GOT AROUND THE GYM AND

HELD HANDS, IN A BIG

CIRCLE, AND PRAYED FOR

HER.

FRIENDS CAME OVER AND

HAD PRAYERS WITH US.

SHE CAME THROUGH HER

SURGERY FINE, NO

COMPLICATIONS.

BUT WE WOULDN'T KNOW

ANYTHING UNTIL SHE WAKES

UP FROM THE COMA.

AND THEN THE CONCERN

WOULD BE SHE WOULD HAVE

SUCH SEVERE LONG-TERM

BRAIN DAMAGE, SHE WOULD

END UP WITH PROBLEMS WITH

WALKING, TALKING,

THINKING, EATING, TAKING

CARE OF HERSELF.

Reporter: REAGAN WAS

HEAVILY SEDATED FOR THREE

WEEKS.

DURING THAT TIME, THE

BRAIN SWELLING WENT DOWN

ENOUGH SO DOCTORS COULD

REPLACE THE BONES IN HER

SKULL.

AFTERWARDS, SHE STARTED

PHYSICAL THERAPY.

REAGAN HAD TO RELEARN

TO BRUSH HER TEETH AND TO

WALK AGAIN AND MAKE SURE

SHE DIDN'T CHOKE WHEN SHE

WOULD SWALLOW.

WE HAD TO TEACH HER HOW TO

SWALLOW AGAIN.

EVERY DAY SHE WAS

GETTING BETTER.

YOU COULDN'T KEEP HER DOWN

BEFORE THE ACCIDENT.

SHE WAS STRONG-WILLED.

Reporter: THEN

ANOTHER PROBLEM DEVELOPED.

ONCE HER SKULL WAS PUT

BACK IN, UNFORTUNATELY SHE

DEVELOPED AN INFECTION AT

THE SITE.

AND SHE ENDED UP HAVING TO

BE ON SEVERAL COURSES OF

ANTIBIOTICS TO TREAT THAT.

SHE ENDED UP HAVING TO

HAVE THE FLUID DRAINED OUT

OF THAT AREA.

Reporter: THE BOWMANS

CONTINUED TO PRAY FOR

THEIR LITTLE GIRL'S

HEALING.

AND EVERY NIGHT WE

PRAYED OVER HER.

WE SURROUNDED THE ROOM

WITH CHRISTIAN MUSIC AND

PRAYERS AND SCRIPTURE AND

SPOKE THE WORD OUT LOUD.

Reporter: REAGAN'S

INFECTION CLEARED UP

QUICKLY AND SHE CONTINUED

HER THERAPY.

SHE ENDED UP SPENDING

LESS TIME IN

REHABILITATION THAN WE

THOUGHT SHE WAS GOING TO

NEED TO SPEND IN

REHABILITATION.

HER PROGRESS WAS VERY

RAPID, MORE RAPID THAN WE

TYPICALLY SEE WITH

CHILDREN WHO HAVE THIS

DEGREE OF SEVERITY OF A

BRAIN INJURY.

IT WAS 56 DAYS AFTER

THE ACCIDENT, EIGHT WEEKS,

THAT WE GOT TO COME HOME,

ON MARCH 30th.

AND GOD DIDN'T LEAVE

ANYTHING UNHEALED.

EVERYTHING WAS HEALED

COMPLETELY.

Reporter: THAT WAS

2011.

TODAY AS REAGAN MOVES INTO

HER TEEN YEARS, SHE STILL

SHOWS NO SIGN OF LONG-TERM

EFFECTS.

I FEEL PERFECTLY FINE.

I FEEL LIKE I CAN DO

ANYTHING.

WE TYPICALLY WOULD SEE

SIGNIFICANT LONG-TERM

PROBLEMS WITH ATTENTION,

WITH IMPULSE CONTROL

PROBLEMS, LANGUAGE

PROBLEMS.

WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE AREAS

OF HER BRAIN THAT WERE

INJURED, AGAIN, IT IS

QUITE REMARKABLE THAT SHE

ISN'T MANIFESTING THOSE

DIFFICULTIES.

TO FINALLY BRING REAGAN

HOME AND HAVE HER WALK

THROUGH THE HOUSE WAS JUST

AN ENORMOUS, HAPPY

FEELING.

JUST THANK YOU, GOD.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU,

THANK YOU FOR LETTING HER

WALK THROUGH THAT DOOR.

I KNOW THAT GOOD

ANSWERS PRAYERS BECAUSE

I'M LIVING PROOF OF THAT.

PRAY DOES WORK, AND THE

POWER OF PRAYER WAS THERE

AND HEALED HER COMPLETELY.

GOD IS THE GREAT

PHYSICIAN.

Terry: WOW!

WOW!

WHAT AN AMAZING STORY.

YOU KNOW, LIFE HAPPENS ALL

AROUND US.

AND IT HAPPENS HAVE

UNEXPECTANTLY.

AND PRAYER CHANGES THINGS.

WE WANT TO ENCOURAGE YOUR

FAITH WITH SOME OTHER

STORIES OF PEOPLE WHO'S

LIVES HAVE BEEN TOUCHED BY

THE POWER OF GOD.

Gordon: DAVEY, FROM

OHIO, TWISTED HER HIP

WHILE WORKING ON HER JOB.

SHE RECEIVED MEDICAL

TREATMENT, BUT IT MADE THE

INJURY WORSE.

SO SHE STOPPED GOING AND

DECIDED TO ASK THE LORD TO

HEAL HER.

WE DON'T RECOMMEND YOU DO

THAT.

DOCTORS ARE GOOD.

ONE NIGHT DAISY WAS

WATCHING TV WHEN SHE SAID

THE HOLY SPIRIT TOLD HER

TO CHANGE THE CHANNEL.

SHE FOUND "THE 700 CLUB"

JUST AS THE HOSTS WERE

PRAYING.

AND TERRY SAID, "YOU HAVE

A PROBLEM WITH YOUR HIP.

GOD'S HEALING YOU NOW."

WELL, DAISY STOOD UP, AND

THE PAIN WAS GONE.

SHE EVEN WENT SHOPPING THE

SAME DAY.

Terry: WOW, THERE IS

A HEALED WOMAN.

[LAUGHTER]

Gordon: WITHOUT ANY

TROUBLE.

Terry: I'M JUST

SAYING.

Gordon: YOU KNOW IT'S

A MIRACLE WHEN YOU CAN GO

SHOPPING AGAIN.

Terry: I WANT TO TELL

YOU ABOUT CATHY.

SHE IS 83 YEARS YOUNG,

FROM OKLAHOMA.

SHE FELL AND STRAINED HER

RIGHT SHOULDER.

SHE COULDN'T LIFT THINGS

OR SLEEP WELL FOR MONTHS

BECAUSE THE PAIN WAS SO

BAD.

ONE DAY WHILE WATCHING

THIS PROGRAM, GORDON YOU

SAID, "YOU HAVE AN

EXTRAORDINARILY PAINFUL

SHOULDER.

YOU'RE IN AGONY, GOD IS

HEALING YOU."

CATHY CLAIMED THE WORD,

AND MOLESTLY SHE BEGA IMMEDIATELY SHE

STARTED FEELING BETTER AND

SHE IS NOW SLEEPING

THROUGH THE NIGHT.

Gordon: WONDERFUL.

HERE IS A THOUGHT FOR YOU,

FROM THE BIBLE: "JESUS IS

THE SAME YESTERDAY, TODAY,

AND FOREVER."

THAT MEANS JESUS IS IN THE

HERE AND NOW.

AND WHAT HE DID 2,000

YEARS AGO, HE IS STILL

DOING TODAY.

ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS

BELIEVE IT.

SO APPROPRIATE IT, TO RELY

ON IT, TO TRUST ON IT.

HE TOLD US TO ANNOUNCE TO

PEOPLE THE KINGDOM OF GOD

IS AT HAND.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS

REACH UP AND GET IT.

AND HOW DO YOU REACH UP?

YOU REACH UP WITH FAITH,

TO SAY, JESUS, I TRUST

YOU.

I TRUST IN YOUR UNFAILING

LOVE.

LET HIM BE THE GOD IN THE

NOW.

JUST AS HE WAS FOR THAT

FAMILY.

HERE THEIR LITTLE GIRL IS

AIRLIFTED AWAY, AND

THEY'RE NOT EVEN ABLE TO

BE WITH HER, AND THE ONLY

THING THEY CAN DO IS PRAY.

BUT IT IS ALSO THE BEST

THING THEY CAN DO.

SO WE'RE GOING TO PRAY FOR

YOU, AND THE GOD IN THE

HERE AND NOW, THE GOD WHO

IS THE SAME YESTERDAY,

TODAY, AND FOREVER, IS

GOING TO SHOW UP FOR YOU,

SHOW UP TO YOUR NEED RIGHT

NOW.

LET'S PRAY.

JESUS, WE JUST COME TO

YOU.

AND WE COME BOLDLY BECAUSE

WE KNOW THAT YOU HAVE

GRACE, YOU HAVE MERCY, YOU

HAVE LOVE.

AND YOU HAVE HEALING.

AND SO, LORD, RIGHT NOW

JUST STRETCH FORTH YOUR

HAND AS PEOPLE ARE

REACHING UP TO YOU.

THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS

AT HAND.

AND THEY'RE REACHING UP TO

YOU.

WE JUST JOIN WITH THEM FOR

WHATEVER THEY'RE PRAYING

FOR.

WE COME INTO AGREEMENT,

AND WE SAY, BE HEALED IN

JESUS' NAME.

BE RESTORED.

WE BIND ALL SPIRITS OF IN

FIRINFIRMITY NOW IN THE NAME

OF JESUS AND WE SAY, BE

GONE AND NEVER RETURN.

AND WE SPEAK SPECIFICALLY

TO BRAIN FUNCTIONS, THAT

THEY WOULD BE HEALED.

THAT ALZHEIMER'S WOULD

LEAVE.

THAT BRAIN TRAUMA WOULD

LEAVE.

IN THE NAME OF JESUS.

WHAT DOCTORS HAVE DECLARED

DEAD, WE SPEAK LIFE TO

THOSE NEURONS NOW.

LET THEM FIRE OFF NORMALLY

NORMALLY.

IN THE NAME OF JESUS, BE

HEALED AND BE MADE WHOLE.

THERE IS A WOMAN NAMED

MIRANDA, YOU'RE IN THE

HOSPITAL AND YOU HAVE

SWELLING ON YOUR BRAIN.

YOU SAW YOUR STORY, AND

YOU'RE SAYING, PLEASE SAY

THAT.

AND SO I'M SAYING IT JUST

FOR YOU, FOR YOUR FAMILY,

FOR EVERYONE LISTENING

NOW, MIRANDA, BE HEALED

NOW.

MAY THAT SWELLING BE GONE

AND ALL PAIN LEAVE, AND

ALL BRAIN FUNCTION BE

NORMAL NOW.

IN THE NAME OF JESUS.

TERRY?

Terry: THERE IS

SOMEONE ELSE, YOU'VE JUST

GONE IN FOR AN EYE

EXAMINE, AND YOU WENT IN

FOR WHAT YOU THOUGHT IT

WAS A ROUTINE EXAM AND YOU

HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH

SOME EYE CONDITION.

GOD IS HEALING THAT RIGHT

NOW.

YOUR SIGHT WILL BE FINE IN

JESUS' NAME.

Gordon: THERE IS

SOMEONE WHO HAS A

DEGENERATIVE CONDITION OF

THE SPINE, AND IT'S LIKE

YOUR BONES ARE LEACHING

AWAY, AND GOD IS JUST

HEALING AND RESTORING

BONE, RESTORING MOVEMENT.

YOU'RE NOW GOING TO FIND

THAT YOU'RE LIMBER AGAIN.

YOU CAN STAND UP STRAIGHT

AGAIN.

JUST RECEIVE IT NOW.

WHAT YOU COULDN'T DO

BEFORE, DO NOW IN THE NAME

OF JESUS.

Terry: AND THERE IS

SOMEONE ELSE -- I DON'T

THINK IT IS THE SAME

PERSON.

YOU, FOR REASONS WITH YOUR

SPINE AND YOUR HIP, YOU

ARE OUT OF ALIGNMENT, AND

IT A HAS AFFECTED YOUR GATE.

JUST STAND UP TALL AND

RECEIVE COMPLETE ALIGNMENT

FROM THE POWER OF GOD.

Gordon: THERE IS

SOMEONE WITH A TINGLING IN

YOUR LEFT LEG -- I THINK

IT IS CONNECTED TO YOUR

DIABETES.

GOD IS HEALING THAT RIGHT

NOW.

HE IS ABLE TO RESTORE.

SO MAY THE GOD OF ALL

RESTORATION COME TO YOU

RIGHT NOW.

WHAT DOCTORS SAY IS

IMPOSSIBLE IS POSSIBLE

WITH GOD.

WE SPEAK HEALING ALL THE

WAY DOWN INTO YOUR FEET.

ALL OF THAT SWELLING AND

ALL OF THAT DISCOMFORT

NOW.

IN JESUS' NAME, BE GONE

FROM YOU NOW.

AND WE SPEAK TO YOUR SUGAR

AND ALL OF THOSE LEVELS,

BE RESTORED AND BE MADE

WHOLE IN THE NAME OF

JESUS.

> LORD, WE THANK YOU.

WE THANK YOU FOR THE

WONDERFUL MIRACLES YOU

PERFORM.

AND WE JUST PRAISE WHAT

YOU HAVE DONE.

FOR BY YOUR STRIPES, WE

ARE HEALED.

WE RECEIVE IT NOW.

IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

AND AMEN.

Terry: AMEN.

Gordon: IF YOU'VE HAD

A MIRACLE, WE WANT TO HEAR

IT.

WE WANT TO HEAR YOUR

STORY.

SO TESTIFY TO IT.

GIVE WITNESS.

1-800-700-7000.

AND IF YOU NEED PRAYER,

IT'S OUR HONOR, OUR

PRIVILEGE TO PRAY WITH

YOU, TO PRAY FOR YOU.

WE'RE HERE FOR YOU 24

HOURS A DAY.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS PICK

UP THE PHONE AND CALL.

1-800-700-7000.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, STILL

AHEAD, SHE IS A YOUNG GIRL

WHO KNEW THE STORIES OF

THE BIBLE EVEN BEFORE SHE

EVER SET FOOT IN A CHURCH.

SEE WHERE SHE GOT HER

KNOWLEDGE AND HOW YOUR

CHILDREN CAN AS WELL.

THAT'S NEXT.

WELCOME BACK TO "THE

700 CLUB."

A MAN SUSPECTED OF

MURDERING A DENVER

SECURITY OFFICER IS SAID

TO HAVE BEEN AN ISLAMIC

EXTREMIST.

37-YEAR-OLD JOSHUA

CUMMINGS IS ACCUSED OF

SHOOTING A SECURITY

OFFICER IN COLD BLOOD

TUESDAY NIGHT.

CUMMINGS IS IN COURT

TODAY.

LOCAL MUSLIMS SAY HE WAS

RADICALIZED SOON AFTER

CONVERTING TO ISLAM.

MEMBERS OF HIS MOSQUE EVEN

WARNED POLICE THAT AN

ATTACK MIGHT BE BREWING.

> "OPERATION BLESSING"

IS STILL HELPING PEOPLE IN

ALBANY, GEORGIA, RECOVER

FROM A DEVASTATING TORNADO

NEARLY TWO WEEKS AGO.

THE TEAM WAS ABLE TO HELP

ONE RESIDENT, MR. EDDIE,

WHO LIVES WITH HIS

84-YEAR-OLD MOTHER AND IS

RAISING HIS 9-MONTH-OLD

GRANDDAUGHTER.

HE SAYS HE IS TRULY

THANKFUL JESUS SPARED

THEIR LIVES.

HE SAID, I KNOW THE LORD

PROTECTED US AND HE LED US

WHERE TO GO.

"OPERATION BLESSING" SPENT

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON

HELPING HIM MOVE HIS

FURNITURE OUT OF HIS HOME

AND CONTINUED TO HELP HIM

ON THURSDAY, CLEARING MORE

DEBRIS.

YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE

ABOUT WHAT "OPERATION

BLESSING" IS DOING IN

ALBANY, AND HOW YOU CAN

HELP BY GOING TO THEIR

WEBSITE AT ob.org.

GORDON AND TERRY WILL BE

BACK WITH MORE OF "THE 700

CLUB" RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Gordon: 10-YEAR-OLD

LANEY KNOWS A LOT ABOUT

THE BIBLE.

YET UNTIL RECENTLY, SHE

HAD NEVER BEEN TO CHURCH.

FOR THE LAST YEAR, LANEY

HAS BEEN LEARNING ABOUT

GOD ALL BY HERSELF, THANKS

TO CBN'S "SUPERBOOK."

Reporter: MEET LANEY.

SHE IS A 10-YEAR-OLD

ASPIRING ARTIST.

I LOVE TO DRAW HORSES.

I LOVE TO DRAW PEOPLE.

Reporter: ONE OF HER

FAVORITE PEOPLE IS HER

80-YEAR-OLD NEIGHBOR,

SKIP, WHO IS NEARLY BLIND.

THEY HAVE A VERY SPECIAL

FRIENDSHIP THAT BEGAN WITH

THEIR MUTUAL LOVE FOR

ANIMALS.

THERE IS NOTHING I

WOULDN'T DO FOR THAT KID.

I TOLD HER MOTHER THAT.

I SAID YOU DON'T HAVE TO

WORRY OVER HERE BECAUSE IF

ANYBODY BOTHERED HER, I

WOULD DIE FOR HER.

Reporter: AND HE

WANTED HIS YOUNG FRIEND TO

KNOW ABOUT JESUS, THE MAN

WHO DID DIE FOR HER.

HE INVITED HER TO GO WITH

HIM TO CHURCH.

IN SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS

THAT DAY, LANE YEAR AND

THE OTHER CHILDREN WATCHED

AN EPISODE OF "SUPERBOOK."

PASTOR KELLY WESTMARK

NOTICED THAT LANEY HAD A

LOT OF ANSWERS FOR A GIRL

WHO HAD BARELY BEEN TO

CHURCH.

I SAID, LANEY, HOW MANY

TIMES HAVE YOU BEEN TO

CHURCH?

AND SHE SAID, WELL, THIS

IS MY SECOND TIME.

AND I SAID, I DON'T

UNDERSTAND, HOW DO YOU

KNOW ABOUT THIS?

AND SHE SAID, I LEARNED IT

ALL ON THE "SUPERBOOK"

APP.

I WAS SHOCKED TO FIND

OUT HOW MUCH SHE KNEW

ABOUT THE BIBLE.

Reporter: LANEY

EXPLAINED A YEAR BEFORE A

CLASSMATE SHOWED HER THE

"SUPERBOOK" APP.

SHE DOWNLOADED IT AND

STARTED READING THE BIBLE

AND LEARNING "SUPERBOOK"

GAMES.

IT SAID, ARE YOU READY

TO ACCEPT GOD, AND I SAID

YES.

AND THEY TOLD ME A PRAYER

TO SAY, AND EVER SINCE,

GOD IS IN MY HEART.

Reporter: HER

FAVORITE CHARACTERS ARE

GIZMO AND JOY.

YOU WOULDN'T EXPECT A

LADY TO BE STRONG, BUT SHE

WOULD BE REALLY STRONG AND

SAY A LOT OF THINGS.

Reporter: KELLY SAYS

THE MESSAGES FOUND IN

"SUPERBOOK" WILL MAKE A

BIG DIFFERENCE IN LANEY'S

LIFE AND IN THE LIVES OF

OTHER CHILDREN.

WE ASKING GOD, GOD,

PLEASE BRING YOUR LOVE AND

YOUR LIGHT AND YOUR HOPE

TO THESE LITTLE KIDS.

AND GOD DID THAT FOR

LANEY.

Reporter: LANEY WAS

RECENTLY BAPTIZED.

AND NOW SHE TELLS

EVERYONE, INCLUDING HER

PARENTS, ABOUT "SUPERBOOK"

AND JESUS.

I TELL MY MOM AND DAD

THAT IT IS REALLY FUN.

AND IT'S REALLY GOOD FOR

ME TO LEARN ABOUT GOD.

AND I'M SO THANKFUL FOR

THE "SUPERBOOK" APP.

SHE WOULD NOT HAVE KNOWN

THE LORD WITHOUT

"SUPERBOOK."

I THINK IT IS THE BEST

THING THAT COULD HAPPEN TO

HER.

Gordon: YOU CAN BE A

PART OF IT.

YOU CAN BE A PART OF

SUPPORTING "SUPERBOOK."

WE'RE ON OUR WAY TO 50

LANGUAGES.

WE'RE BROADCASTING SO THAT

THE CHILDREN OF THE WORLD

CAN HEAR AND SEE THE

STORIES OF THE BIBLE.

THERE IS THE BROADCAST MAP

FOR YOU.

HUGE AUDIENCES IN THE

PHILIPPINES, INDONESIA,

INDIA.

WE'RE LAUNCHING THROUGHOUT

AFRICA, LATIN-AMERICA.

YOU CAN BE A PART OF

TAKING THE STORIES OF THE

BIBLE TO THE CHILDREN OF

THE WORLD.

HOW DO YOU DO IT?

YOU JOIN THE "SUPERBOOK"

D.V.D. CLUB.

AND YOUR GIFT OF $25 OR

MORE GOES INTO THE

PRODUCTION COSTS, THE

TRANSLATION COSTS, THE

DISTRIBUTION COSTS --

YOU'RE A PART OF ALL OF IT

WHEN YOU JOIN THE CLUB.

CALL US.

1-800-700-7000.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, COMING

UP, A NARC GETS AN OFFER

HE COULDN'T REFUSE.

AND, OF COURSE, THE GUY

WANTS ME TO USE

METHAMPHETAMINES TO PROVE

I'M NOT A COP.

I REMEMBER DOING A LOT OF

METH AND HAVING THIS

MOMENT WHERE I'M, LIKE,

OH, THIS IS NOT GOOD.

Terry: AND IT ONLY

GOT WORSE.

FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED

WHEN WE COME BACK.

Terry: WELL, JOE SAYS

HE WAS LIKE A KID IN A

CANDY SHOP.

HE WAS A CROOKED COP WHO

GOT PUT IN CHARGE OF THE

EVIDENCE ROOM, WHERE HE

HAD PRACTICALLY UNLIMITED

ACCESS TO STOLEN COKE.

SOON HE WAS ON THE OTHER

SIDE OF THE LAW AND WOUND

UP IN THE SAME PLACE AS

THE PEOPLE HE TRIED TO

BUST.

EVERYTHING IN MY LIFE

WOWAS FOCUSED ON HAVING A

WHOLE LOT OF PEOPLE ACCEPT

ME.

AND MY ACTIONS HAD BROUGHT

ME TO THE POINT WHERE I

WAS GETTING RECOGNIZED,

BUT I WAS GETTING

RECOGNIZED FOR THE UG

UGLIEST, MOST HATED THINGS

YOU CAN DO.

MY NAME IS JOE MACELROY,

AND IN MY FOUR YEARS AS A

NARCOTICS DETECTIVE, I

TOOK DOWN A LOT OF BAD

GUYS.

EVENTUALLY I BECAME ONE

MYSELF.

MY STORY STARTED WHEN I

WAS A KID GROWING UP IN

ARKANSAS.

THE RELATIONSHIP WITH MY

FATHER WAS DIFFICULT.

HE WORKED A LOT.

HE EXPECTED A LOT.

AND I ALWAYS FELT LIKE I

DIDN'T QUITE MAKE IT TO

THAT STANDARD THAT HE HAD

SET FOR ME.

I KNEW HE LOVED ME, BUT I

DON'T FEEL LIKE I EVER

GAINED THAT ACCEPTANCE.

SO WHEN I GOT TO HIGH

SCHOOL, I DISCOVERED WAYS

TO GET PEOPLE'S ATTENTION.

I FOUND WHEN I DRANK AND

GOT LOUD AND SHOWED OFF OR

FOUGHT OR WHATEVER IT WAS,

PEOPLE WOULD LOOK AT ME

AND SMILE AND LAUGH AND

THOUGHT I WAS FUNNY OR

CRAZY, OR WHATEVER YOU

WANT TO CALL IT.

I WOULD GO TO THESE

PARTIES AND BE ACCEPTED BY

A LOT OF PEOPLE.

BY THE TIME I GOT TO

COLLEGE, THE PARTYING HAD

PRETTY MUCH TAKEN OVER MY

LIFE.

I WAS DRINKING AT LEAST A

12-PACK OF BEER A DAY.

AND SMOKING WEED PRETTY

MUCH EVERY DAY, ALL THE

TIME.

I DROPPED OUT MY FIRST

YEAR, AND GOT A JOB

WORKING AT A WAREHOUSE.

LATER I GOT MARRIED AND

STARTED A FAMILY.

BYTBUT I FELT LIKE A FAILURE

AND I WANTED TO PROVE

MYSELF.

THAT'S WHEN I DECIDED TO

BECOME A COP.

TO BE ABLE TO GO AROUND

WITH THE BADGE AND THE

UNIFORM, IT GIVES YOU A

SENSE OF POWER.

IT ALL FED INTO THIS NEED

FOR ACCEPTANCE AND FOR

BEING KNOWN FOR SOMETHING.

SO I STOPPED SMOKING WEED,

CUT BACK ON THE DRINKING,

AND I MADE IT THROUGH

THEED ACADEMY.

BUT BEING A COP, IT WAS

NEVER ENOUGH.

SO I WORKED MY WAY UP TO

BECOMING A NARCOTICS

DEDUCT TIFF.

DETECTIVE.

THAT'S WHEN THE TROUBLE

STARTED.

I WAS WORKING UNDERCOVER,

POSING AS A SUBSTANTIAL

BUYER.

I GO TO BUY A SUBSTANTIAL

AMOUNT OF METHAMPHETAMINE,

AND THE GUY WANTS ME TO

USE IT TO PROVE I'M NOT A

COP.

I DIDN'T WANT HIM TO SHOOT

ME, AND I WANTED TO DO THE

CASES, I WANTED TO MAKE

THE CASES.

I REMEMBER DOING A LOT OF

METH.

AND HAVING THIS MOMENT

WHERE I WAS, LIKE, OH,

THIS IS NOT GOOD.

SOMETHING IS DIFFERENT

ABOUT THIS.

SOMETHING IS DANGEROUS

ABOUT THIS.

IIT WASN'T AN IF I'M GOING

TO GET HIGH AT THAT POINT.

IT WAS WHEN AM I GOING TO

GET HIGH?

WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO TO

GET HIGH?

I GOT MY ANSWER WHEN I I

WAS ASSIGNED TO CLEAN OUT

AN OLD EVIDENCE ROOM.

THERE WERE DRUGS, WEAPONS,

MONEY -- YOU NAME IT.

IT WAS ALL TOO EASY.

MY FAMILY DIDN'T MATTER,

MY CAREER DIDN'T MATTER,

MY IMAGE DIDN'T EVEN

MATTER ANYMORE.

ADDICTION HAD TAKEN OVER

ENOUGH AT THAT POINT THAT

IT WAS IN CONTROL.

IT ABSOLUTELY 100% RAN MY

LIFE.

EVENTUALLY I GOT CAUGHT

AND WAS ARRESTED ON NINE

FELONIES.

I WAS FACING LIKE 120

YEARS, IF THEY HAD WANTED

TO STACK THOSE CHARGES.

I WAS DEVASTATED.

I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW WHERE

TO BEGIN OR WHAT TO DO

WITH MYSELF.

SINCE I DIDN'T HAVE ANY

PRIORS, THE JUDGE ONLY

GAVE ME ONE YEAR OF JAIL

TIME WITH 10 YEARS OF

PROBATION.

HERE I AM, A DIRTY COP,

WALKING INTO PRISON.

MY STORY IS ON TV.

THEY'RE LOOKING AT ME.

MY FIRST SEVERAL DAYS

THERE, IT WAS FIGHTING.

I WAS REALLY GETTING BEAT

UP.

ONE DAY I KNOCKED OVER A

STACK OFED FOOD TRAYS JUST

TO GET PUT INTO SOLITARY

CONFINEMENT FOR PROTECTION

PROTECTION.

I HAD TAKEN PHYSICAL

BEATING, MENTAL BEATING,

SPIRITUAL BEATING -- I

KNEW I NEEDED CHANGE.

AND THE EN ONLY PERSON I KNEW

TO ASK FOR HELP FROM AT

THAT POINT WAS GOD.

AND I INVITEDED HI INVITED HIM TO COME

WORK IN ME.

JESUS, FORGIVE ME.

PLEASE FORGIVE ME.

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY

LIFE, I FELT LIKE I'M

ACCEPTED.

I'M OKAY.

I'M GOOD ENOUGH BECAUSE HE

IS SO GOOD, BECAUSE HE IS

SO LOVING, BECAUSE HE IS

SO KIND.

AFTER THAT I GOT MYSELF

TRANSFERRED INTO A

FAITH-BASED BLOCK TO SERVE

THE REST OF MY SENTENCE.

THERE THE CHRISTIAN

INMATES SHOWED ME GOD'S

LOVE IN SUCH A REAL WAY.

IT WAS THE FIRST TIME I

HAD EVER LAID MYSELF BARE

AND BEEN TRANSPARENT WITH

PEOPLE.

I COULD JUST BE ME.

AND THEY ACCEPTED ME AND

THEY LOVED ME, WITH ALL OF

MY FLAWS AND ALL OF MY

MISTAKES.

I GOT U OUT IN 2010, AND

OVER TIME, GOD HAS HELPED

ME OVERCOME MY ADDICTION

AND GET THROUGH A PAINFUL

DIVORCE.

NOW I'M HAPPILY REMARRIED

AND WORKING AT A

CONTRACTING COMPANY.

GOD'S ACCEPTANCE IS

WITHOUT HINDRANCE.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO PERFORM

TO RECEIVE IT.

HE IS THERE.

HE IS READY.

HE IS THAT DAD THAT IS

RUNNING TOWARDS YOU, NOT

HOLDING BACK AT ALL.

Terry: JOE IS SO

RIGHT.

GOD'S ACCEPTANCE IS

WITHOUT JUDGMENT FOR WHAT

WE'VE DONE OR WHERE WE'VE

BEEN.

EVEN THOUGH WE'RE CREATED

IN THE IMAGE OF LIKENESS

OF GOD, AND EVEN THOUGH

HEAVEN IS THE PLACE THAT

WE'RE HEADED, WE DO

THINGS, WE MAKE CHOICES,

WE GET OURSELVES IN BINDS

THAT SOMETIMES CONTROL US,

CHANGE WHO WE ARE, JUST

SMUDGE THE IMAGE THAT GOD

HAS MADE IN US OF WHO HE

IS.

AND YET HE IS A DAD WHO

COMES AFTER US.

WHAT I LOVE ABOUT JOE'S

STORY IS HE DIDN'T WAIT

FOR JOE TO HAVE SOME GREAT

REVELATION.

HE DIDN'T WAIT FOR HIM TO

CLEAN UP HIS LIFE AND GET

EVERYTHING STRAIGHT.

YOU KNOW WHERE HE WENT?

RIGHT INTO THE MESS.

RIGHT INTO THE VERY CELL

THAT JOE WAS SITTING IN,

AND HE MET HIM THERE.

INVITED HIM BACK TO THE

RIGHT PATH.

BACK TO FATHERHOOD AND

SONSHIP WITHOUT A RECORD.

THE BIBLE SAYS WHEN GOD

FORGIVES OUR SIN, HE

FORGIVES IT AS FAR AS THE

EAST IS FROM THE WEST AND

REMEMBERS IT NO MORE.

YOU CAN'T GO FAR ENOUGH TO

GET AWAY FROM THE LOVE OF

GOD.

LET TODAY BE THE DAY THAT

YOU DO BUSINESS WITH GOD.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS COME

FACE TO FACE WITH HIM AND

SAY, GOD, YOU KNOW ME.

YOU ALREADY KNOW WHAT I'VE

DONE, BUT NOW I RECOGNIZE

IT, AND I'M COMING TO YOU

TODAY, CONFESSING MY SIN.

CONFESSING MY REBELLION.

CONFESSING MY

UNWILLINGNESS TO RECEIVE

WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT

YOU'VE CREATED ME TO BE.

BUT I COME TO YOU TODAY

ASKING FOR A FRESH

BEGINNING.

ASKING, JESUS CHRIST, FOR

YOU TO COME INTO MY HEART

AND MY LIFE, FORGIVE MY

SINS AS FAR AS THE EAST IS

FROM THE WEST.

GIVE ME A NEW BEGINNING

FILLED WITH YOUR HOLY

SPIRIT.

THAT'S ALL THAT I NEED, IS

MORE OF YOU, GOD.

ASK IT IN JESUS' NAME.

HE'S A GOOD, GOOD FATHER.

AND HE LOVES YOU MORE THAN

YOU CAN KNOW.

IF YOU HAVE PRAYED THAT

PRAYER, WE WOULD LIKE TO

SEND YOU THE "NEW DAY"

PACKET.

IT IS FREE.

JUST CALL AND ASK FOR IT.

AND IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO

PRAY WITH SOMEONE

SPECIFICALLY, YOU CAN DO

THAT ON OUR TOLL-FREE

NUMBER: 1-800-700-7000.

THERE IS A FRIEND ON THE

OTHER END OF THAT LINE.

> WE WANT TO LEAVE YOU

TODAY WITH THESE WORDS

FROM PSALM 34: 8: "TASTE

AND SEEN THAT THE LORD IS

GOOD.

BLESSED IS THE ONE WHO

TAKES REFUGE IN HIM."

TAKE REFUGE IN THE LORD

YOUR GOD TODAY.

YOU WERE CREATED IN HIS

IMAGE AND LIKENESS, WITH A

PURPOSE, HEADED FOR AN

ETERNITY THAT HAS BEEN

PLANNED FOR YOU.

GOD BLESS YOU.

THANKS FOR JOINING US.

WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN MONDAY

ON "THE 700 CLUB."

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