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The 700 Club - May 3, 2017

William’s plans for retirement were disrupted when his wife Peggy developed Alzheimer’s. He found a new and better way to handle their finances. See what William did that helped them in their time of need. Read Transcript


Gordon: WELL, WELCOME

TO "THE 700 CLUB."

PRESIDENT TRUMP'S CAMPAIGN

FOCUSED MAINLY ON DOMESTIC

ISSUES, LIKE THE ECONOMY

AND ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION.

BUT IN HIS FIRST FEW

MONTHS IN THE WHITE HOUSE,

HE IS FACING SERIOUS

INTERNATIONAL PROBLEMS,

FROM SYRIA TO NORTH KOREA.

Terry: SO NOW THE

PRESIDENT'S REACHING OUT

TO LEADERS AROUND THE

WORLD TO HELP PREVENT

THESE CRISES FROM TURNING

INTO WARS.

DALE HURD HAS THE STORY.

Reporter: THE KREMLIN

SAYS VLADIMIR PUTIN AND

PRESIDENT TRUMP AGREED

DURING A PHONE CALL TO

STEP UP U.S.-RUSSIAN

DIPLOMATIC EFFORTS ON

SYRIA.

IT COULD SIGNAL A THAW,

AFTER THAT HAVE SAID

RELATIONS BETWEEN MOSCOW

AND WASHINGTON ARE AT AN

ALL-TIME LOW.

REX TILLERSON IS IN SAUDI

ARABIA.

IT WAS A VERY

CONSTRUCTIVE CALL THAT THE

TWO PRESIDENTS HAVE, A LOT

OF DETAILED EXCHANGES.

WE'LL SEE WHERE WE GO FROM

HERE.

Reporter: THE WHITE

HOUSE SAID THE TWO LEADERS

DISCUSSED SETTING UP SAFE

ZONES IN SYRIA.

THE U.S. IS ALSO WORKING

WITH CHINA ON A STRONGER

U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL

RESPONSE TO NORTH KOREA

INCLUDING SANCTIONS, AFTER

PYONGYANG'S RECENT MISSILE

TESTS, WHICH ON FRIDAY

FAILED.

AND CONGRESS HAS CREATED

LEGISLATION THAT WOULD PUT

INTENSE PRESSURE ON THE

NORTH.

U.S. AIR FORCE B-1 BOMBERS

HAVE CONDUCTED WHAT ARE

CALLED PRESENCE MISSIONS

NEAR THE KOREAN PENINSULA

TWICE IN THE PAST TWO

WEEKS, IN A MOVE TO SHOW

KIM JONG-UN WHAT HE IS UP

AGAINST.

A THAAD MISSILE SYSTEM IS

NOW OPERATIONAL IN SOUTH

KOREA.

THAT ANGERS CHINA, AND

BEIJING HAS DEMANDED ITS

REMOVAL.

IT HAS EVEN TRIGGERED

PROTESTS BY SOME SOUTH

KOREANS, THE PEOPLE IT WAS

SENT TO DEFEND.

THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION

HAS BEEN GREETED BY SO

MANY FOREIGN POLICY CREASE CRISES

IN ITS FIRST 100 DAYS, ONE

CARTOON SHOWS BARACK OBAMA

THROWING TRUMP AN

INTERNATIONAL GRENADE.

DALE HURD, CBN NEWS.

Gordon: WELL,

PRESIDENT TRUMP IS MEETING

WITH ANOTHER FOREIGN

LEADER TODAY: THE HEAD OF

THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY,

MAHMOUD ABBAS.

JOHN JESSUP HAS THAT STORY

FROM WASHINGTON.

John: THANKS, GORDON.

THE PRESIDENT WILL PRESS

ABBAS ON A KEY ISSUE: TO

STOP SENDING PAYMENTS TO

THE FAMILIES OF

PALESTINIANS WHO ARE IN

PRISON FOR ATTACKS AGAINST

ISRAELIS.

REPUBLICAN SENATORS AND

OTHERS IN CONGRESS ARGUE

THAT THE U.S. CANNOT TREAT

THE PALESTINIANS AS A

PEACE PARTNER AS LONG AS

THEY REWARD TERRORISTS.

ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER

BENJAMIN NETANYAHU IS ALSO

URGING PALESTINIANS TO

STOP FUNDING TERRORISTS

THAT KILL ISRAELIS.

BUT ABBAS IS UNLIKELY TO

STOP THE PAYMENTS.

TRUMP AND ABBAS WILL ALSO

DISCUSS OTHER ISSUES

INVOLVING PEACE BETWEEN

THE PALESTINIANS AND

ISRAELIS.

> PRESIDENT TRUMP

PROMISED TO MOVE THE U.S.

EMBASSY IN ISRAEL ON THE

CAMPAIGN TRAIL LAST YEAR.

NOW VICE-PRESIDENT PENCE

SAYS THE COMMANDER IN

CHIEF IS LOOKING INTO THAT

IDEA.

THE PRESIDENT OF THE

UNITED STATES, AS WE

SPEAK, IS GIVING SERIOUS

CONSIDERATION TO MOVING

THE AMERICAN EMBASSY IN

TEL AVIV TO JERUSALEM.

John: BUT MOVING THE

EMBASSY TO JERUSALEM HAS

SERIOUS POLITICAL

IMPLICATIONS.

PALESTINIANS WANT EAST

JERUSALEM AS A FUTURE

CAPITAL OF THEIR OWN

STATE.

ISRAEL CAPTURED EAST

JERUSALEM IN 1967 DURING

THE SIX-DAY WAR.

> THE UNITED NATIONS

EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC,

AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION

PASSED A RESOLUTION ON

TUESDAY THAT DISAVOWS

ISRAEL'S SOVEREIGNTY.

FEWER COUNTRIES SUPPORTED

THE MOTION THIS TIME.

NETANYAHU WORKED WITH

SEVERAL COUNTRIES TO

OPPOSE THE RESOLUTION.

THE UNITED STATES WAS ONE

OF THE NATIONS VOTING

AGAINST IT.

THE VOTE WAS TAKEN ON

ISRAEL'S CELEBRATION OF

ITS 69th INDEPENDENCE

DAY.

NOW LAST WEEK ALL 100 U.S.

SENATORS SIGNED A LETTER

TO THE UNITED NATIONS'

SECRETARY-GENERAL URGING

HIM TO IMPROVE THE U.N.'S

TREATMENT OF ISRAEL.

Gordon: I'M NOT

EXPECTING THE U.N. TO

CHANGE ITS POSTURE TOWARDS

ISRAEL.

OVER THE PAST TWO YEARS,

THERE HAVE BEEN 20

RESOLUTIONS CONDEMNING

ISRAEL, AND ONLY THREE

CONDEMNING OTHER NATIONS.

WHY IS ISRAEL SUCH A

TARGET?

WELL, YOU NEED TO KNOW THE

HISTORY.

YOU ALSO NEED TO KNOW THE

BIBLE.

THE BIBLE PREDICTS THAT

ALL NATIONS WILL GATHER

AGAINST JERUSALEM, AND

WE'RE SEEING THE

BEGINNINGS OF THAT.

THE BIBLE ALSO PREDICTED

THAT ONE DAY JERUSALEM

WOULD NO LONGER BE TRODDEN

UNDER THE FOOT OF THE

GENTILE.

AND THAT WAS FULFILLED.

THESE ARE THE WORDS OF

JESUS.

THAT WAS FULFILLED IN

1967.

YOU NEED TO KNOW THIS

HISTORY.

YOU NEED TO KNOW HOW THE

STATE OF ISRAEL CAME INTO

BEING, THE MODERN STATE,

HOW JERUSALEM BECAME, ONCE

AGAIN, THE UNIFIED CAPITAL

OF ISRAEL.

AND WHEN YOU HAVE THAT

INFORMATION, WHEN YOU LOOK

AT TODAY'S HEADLINES,

YOU'LL BE ABLE TO

UNDERSTAND WHY.

WHY IS THIS HAPPENING?

WHY IS IT HAPPENING IN THE

FACE OF THE BIBLE?

WHY IS IT HAPPENING IN THE

FACE OF WHAT ISRAEL DID IN

1967?

AND SO TO ALLOW YOU TO GET

THIS INFORMATION, WE'VE

GOT A WONDERFUL MOVIE FOR

YOU CALLED "IN OUR HANDS:

THE BATTLE FOR JERUSALEM."

IT WILL BE AVAILABLE IN

THEATERS ONE DAY ONLY, ON

MAY 23rd, AND THAT'S THE

DAY ON THE JEWISH CALENDAR

WHEN WE CELEBRATE THE

REUNIFICATION OF

JERUSALEM.

SO WHEN YOU SEE THESE

HEADLINES, WHAT UNESCO IS

DOING, WHAT THE

PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY IS

DOING, WHAT THE U.N. IS

DOING, YOU'LL KNOW THE

REAL HISTORY OF WHAT

HAPPENED IN 1967.

SO IF YOU WANT MORE

INFORMATION, GO TO THE

WEBSITE.

inourhands1967.com,and

the

inourhands1967.com,andtheAND

THERE IS A PLACE WHERE YOU

CAN TYPE IN YOUR ZIP CODE

TO FIND A THEATER NEAR

YOU.

> WE'LL BE BACK WITH

MORE OF "THE 700 CLUB"

AFTER THIS.

Gordon: WILLIAM ROY

HAD HIS FUTURE ALL PLANNED

OUT, INCLUDING A

COMFORTABLE RETIREMENT.

THEN HIS WIFE, PEGGY,

BECAME SERIOUSLY ILL, AND

BECAME SERIOUSLY ILL, AND

WILLIAM HAD TO COME UP

WITH ANOTHER PLAN.

Reporter: AFTER

WORKING AS A PLANT MANAGER

FOR NEARLY 40 YEARS,

WILLIAM ROY WAS LOOKING

FORWARD TO RETIREMENT.

BUT IN 2013, THOSE PLANS

WERE PUT ON HOLD AFTER HIS

WIFE, PEGGY, DEVELOPED

ALZHEIMER'S AND LATER

DIED.

DURING THOSE YEARS OF

UNCERTAINTY, WILLIAM

BECAME ANXIOUS ABOUT THEIR

FINANCIAL FUTURE.

IT BECAME APPARENT THAT

I'M NOT GOING TO BE ABLE

TO COMPLETE MY PLAN.

I'M GOING TO HAVE TO

RETIRE A YEAR EARLIER THAN

I THOUGHT SO I COULD BE

HOME AND BE WITH HER AND

NOT HAVE TO WORK.

Reporter: WILLIAM

KNEW HE NEEDED A NEW

FINANCIAL PLAN THAT WOULD

PROVIDE INCOME FOR THE

FUTURE.

AS A CHRISTIAN, HE HEARD

ABOUT THE PRINCIPLE OF

TITHE, BUT HE NEVER PUT IT

INTO PRACTICE.

NOW HE DECIDED IT WAS TIME

TO GIVE IT A TRY.

ALL OF THAT MONEY I

EARNED IN THE PAST I

SHOULD HAVE BEEN TITHING

FOR TO SHOW MY

APPRECIATION AND TO HELP

OTHERS.

IT WASN'T UNTIL MY WIFE

GOT SICK THAT ALL OF A

SUDDEN THAT SHOOK ME FOR

THE FIRST TIME.

Reporter: SO WILLIAM

BEGAN TO TITHE, AND HE

ALSO BECAME A CBN PARTNER.

I REALLY HAVE A STRONG

APPRECIATION FOR WHAT THEY

DO.

CBN FILLS PEOPLE'S SOULS,

BUT IT FILLS THEIR

STOMACHS FIRST.

IT IS A FULL-SERVICE

ORGANIZATION.

Reporter: WILLIAM

SAYS IT WASN'T LONG BEFORE

HE SAW CHANGES.

THE COMPANY TOLD ME

THAT THEY WERE GOING TO

SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASE A

STOCK OPTION THAT I HAD,

BUT WHEN I RECEIVED THE

OFFER FOR THE SHARES, THEY

WERE TRADING IN THE $30

RANGE.

AND BY THE END OF THE

YEAR, THEY WERE AT $90.

SO NO ONLY DID I HAVE MORE

SHARES, THE VALUE OF THE

SHARES TRIPLED.

Reporter: THE

FOLLOWING YEAR BROUGHT

MORE UNEXPECTED BLESSINGS.

WHEN HIS COMPANY DOUBLED

THEIR PROFITS, WILLIAM WAS

GIVEN A DOUBLE-SIZED BONUS

TO MATCH.

I ENDED UP IN 2015

BEING THE HIGHEST EARNINGS

I HAD EVER HAD ANY TIME IN

MY LIFE.

Reporter: THE

FOLLOWING YEAR WILLIAM'S

INCOME INCREASED AGAIN.

ALL OF THIS ENABLED HIM TO

RETIRE SECURELY AND TO

CARE FOR HIS WIFE, PEGGY,

FOR A FULL YEAR BEFORE SHE

DIED.

THE LORD SAID HE WOULD

DO IT, AND HE DID IT.

BUT WHAT I DIDN'T EXPECT

WAS THE COMFORT THAT I

GOT, THE PEACE OF MIND.

I NEVER ACTUALLY MISSED

THE MONEY.

AND I GAINED SO MUCH MORE.

Gordon: I NEVER

MISSED THE MONEY, BUT I

GAINED SO MUCH MORE.

HERE IS THE PROMISE FROM

MALACHI: "BRING ALL OF THE

TITHES INTO THE STORE

HOUSE THAT THERE MAY BE

FOOD IN MY HOUSE, AND

PROVE ME NOW IN THIS, SAYS

THE LORD OF HOSTS, IF I

WILL NOT OPEN FOR YOU THE

WINDOWS OF HEAVEN AND POUR

OUT A BLESSING THAT THERE

WILL NOT BE ROOM ENOUGH TO

RECEIVE IT."

DON'T BE IN A SITUATION

WHERE YOU LOOK AT TITHING

WHEN TIMES GET HARD.

REALIZE THE BLESSING OF

IT.

THAT WHEN YOU OBEY GOD,

WHEN YOU OBEY HIS

COMMANDMENTS, HOW HE SET

UP LIFE FOR US TO BE --

FOR US TO ENJOY IT.

IT IS LIKE MANY WHO DON'T

OBSERVE THE SABBATH.

WHEN YOU START OBSERVING

THE SABBATH, A TRUE DAY OF

REST, WHERE YOU FOCUS IN

ON HIM, IT MAKES YOUR LIFE

SO MUCH BETTER.

IT IS THE SAME WITH

TITHING.

WHEN YOU DO THIS, HE OPENS

THE WINDOWS OF HEAVEN AND

POURS OUT A BLESSING YOU

CAN'T CONTAIN.

WHAT WILLIAM FOUND YOU CAN

FIND, TOO.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS PUT

THE SAME PRINCIPLE INTO

PRACTICE.

> LIKE MANY AMERICANS,

SUE ELLEN JOHNSON LIVED

FROM PAYCHECK TO PAYCHECK.

SHE HAD TROUBLE SLEEPING

AT NIGHT BECAUSE SHE WAS

WORRIED JUST ONE EXTRA

EXPENSE WOULD MEAN

DISASTER FOR HER FAMILY.

THEN ONE SUNDAY HER PASTOR

DARED HIS CONGREGATION TO

TAKE A RISK WITH THEIR

FINANCES.

AND HE ALSO OFFERED THEM A

MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE.

WHEN YOU'RE LIVING

PAYCHECK TO PAYCHECK,

ESSENTIALLY -- THAT'S WHAT

WE WERE DOING, LIVING

PAYCHECK TO PAYCHECK.

IT IS VERY STRESSFUL.

AND SO YOU'RE TRYING TO

LIVE YOUR LIFE AND ENJOY

THINGS, BUT CONSTANTLY

THINKING, OKAY, IF WE DO

THIS, I'VE GOT TO PAY FOR

THAT.

Reporter: SUE ELLEN

AND GENE JOHNSON WERE LIKE

MANY AMERICAN FAMILIES

LIVING PAYCHECK TO

PAYCHECK: VERY LITTLE OR

NO SAVINGS, JUST LOOKING

FOR A WAY OUT.

IT IS A CONSTANT

JUGGLING OF YOUR MONEY TO

TRY TO MAKE ENDS MEET.

Reporter: WHEN THE

JOHNSONS MARRIED 20 YEARS

AGO, GENE'S SMALL BUT

STEADY SALARY PROVIDED FOR

THE COUPLE'S NEEDS.

BUT AS THEIR FAMILY AND

LIVING EXPENSES GREW,

THEIR INCOME STAYED THE

SAME.

MY HUSBAND IS NOT

COMFORTABLE TALKING ABOUT

IT ON CAMERA, BUT HE IS

WILLING FOR ME TO TALK

ABOUT IT.

EVERY DOLLAR IN OUR BUDGET

WAS ALLOCATED FOR.

IT FEELS LIKE A NUCE

AROUND YOUR NECK THAT

DRAGS YOU DOWN.

Reporter: AND THEN

GENE'S COMPANY CUT OUT ALL

OVERTIME.

HE WAS NOT GETTING COST

OF LIVING RAISES.

I FELT LIKE WE WERE

SURVIVING.

Reporter: IT BEGAN TO

TAKE A TOLL ON THE

JOHNSON'S MARRIAGE.

I'M NOT WORKING BECAUSE

I'M HOME WITH THE

CHILDREN.

IT IS HIS RESPONSIBILITY

TO MAKE THE MONEY.

AND HE FEELS LIKE, I'M

DOING THE BEST I CAN.

I THINK THERE WAS

RESENTMENT.

YOU'VE GOT TO DO BETTER.

EVEN THOUGH I KNOW HE IS

DOING THE BEST THAT HE

COULD.

Reporter: THERE

SEEMED TO BE NO WAY OUT OF

THE FINANCIAL STRUGGLE

UNTIL ONE SUNDAY MORNING.

THE JOHNSON'S PASTOR

TAUGHT ABOUT THE

IMPORTANCE OF TITHING AND

GIVING, AND THEN HE MADE

AN OFFER TOO GOOD TO

REFUSE.

IF YOU WILL COMMIT TO

TITHE 10% OF YOUR INCOME,

IF IN THAT TIME YOU DON'T

SEE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR

INCOME, HE WOULD REFUND

EVERY DIME WE HAVE GIVEN.

WE LOOKED AT EACH OTHER

AND THOUGHT, WHO DOES

THAT.

ME AND MY HUSBAND WERE IN

CHURCH TOGETHER THAT DAY,

AND HE LOOKED AT ME AND I

LOOKED AT HIM, AND HE WAS,

LIKE, WHAT HAVE WE GOT TO

LOSE?

Reporter: IN THE

PAST, THE COUPLE

OCCASIONALLY GAVE TO THEIR

CHURCH AND CBN.

BUT TITHING 10% OF THEIR

INCOME WAS CHALLENGING,

EVEN WITH A GUARANTEED

RETURN.

10% OF YOUR MONEY IS A

LOT OF MONEY.

10% IS A LIGHT BILL.

10% IS A CAR PAYMENT.

WHEN WE STARTED OUT

TITHING, WE DIDN'T SEE

IMMEDIATE RESULTS.

I HAD TO QUIT THINKING

WITH MY MIND AND I HAD TO

JUST BELIEVE THAT GOD IS

TRUE TO WHAT HE SAYS.

Reporter: SIX MONTHS

LATER SUE ELLEN SAYS THE

CHANGES WERE UNDENIABLE.

FIRST, GENE'S COMPANY

RESTORED OVERTIME.

THEN THEY SOLD A PIECE OF

LAND UNDER NEARLY

IMPOSSIBLE CONDITIONS.

AND THE FIRST THING THE

JOHNSONS DID WITH THEIR

PROFIT...

WE TOOK THE MONEY, AND

10% OF THAT, WE TITHED

THAT, TOO.

Reporter: WITHIN

SEVERAL YEARS, THE

JOHNSON'S INCOME HAD

DOUBLED THROUGH RAISES AND

OVERTIME PAY.

HE HAD SO MUCH WORK.

Reporter: WHICH

ENABLED THEM TO GIVE EVEN

MORE TO THEIR CHURCH AND

TO CBN.

I'M SOWING INTO GOOD

GROUND.

I KNEW "THE 700 CLUB" WAS

AN HONEST, GODLY THING I

GET TO BE A PART OF.

I GET TO SEE TESTIMONIES

OF HOW PEOPLE'S LIVES ARE

CHANGED.

WHAT A BLESSING THAT HE

CHOOSES ME TO HELP OTHER

PEOPLE.

AND NOW I'M ABLE TO DO

THAT BECAUSE NOW I HAVE

EXTRA MONEY I CAN USE TO

HELP OTHER PEOPLE.

TITHING CHANGED ME

TOTALLY.

IT IS NOT JUST A FINANCIAL

THING.

IT REALLY CHANGED ME

EMOTIONALLY, PHYSICALLY.

I ENJOY MY FAMILY, LIKE

GOD WOULD WANT ME TO.

WE'RE SO MUCH CLOSER.

WE DON'T ARGUE.

IT IS WONDERFUL.

I WANT OTHER PEOPLE TO

EXPERIENCE WHAT I'VE

EXPERIENCED.

I WANT THEM TO KNOW THAT

GOD IS TRUE TO HIS WORD,

AND WHAT HE SAYS HE WILL

DO.

Gordon: GOD IS TRUE

TO HIS WORD.

HE WATCHES OVER IT TO

PERFORM IT.

HERE IS SOMETHING FROM 2

CORINTHIANS 9: "REMEMBER

THIS, A FARMER WHO PLANTS

OWN A FEW SEEDS WILL GET A

SMALL CROP.

BUT THE ONE WHO PLANTS

GENEROUSLY WILL GET A

GENEROUS CROP.

YOU MUST EACH MAKE UP YOUR

OWN MIND AS TO HOW MUCH

YOU SHOULD GIVE, FOR GOD

LOVES THE PERSON WHO GIVES

CHEERFULLY, AND GOD WILL

GENEROUSLY PROVIDE ALL YOU

NEED.

AND THEN YOU WILL ALWAYS

HAVE EVERYTHING YOU NEED

AND PLENTY LEFT OVER TO

SHARE WITH OTHERS."

SUE ELLEN TOOK THE

CHALLENGE.

SHE SAID, OKAY, I'LL GIVE

10%.

AND THAT'S A LOT OF MONEY.

THAT'S A LIGHT BILL.

AND SHE STARTED.

SHE DIDN'T SEE IMMEDIATE

RESULTS.

BUT AFTER SIX MONTHS, SHE

COULD SAY IT IS

UNDENIABLE.

MY LIFE IS BETTER WHEN I

TITHE.

THAT SAME THING WILL

HAPPEN TO YOU IF YOU

FOLLOW THE SAME PRINCIPLE.

NOW, IF I CAN GET A DRUM

ROLL, SOME PARTNERS FROM

OKLAHOMA SAY WE LOVE

GIVING TO CBN SO MUCH WE

WANT TO CHALLENGE OTHERS

TO GIVE.

SO THEY WILL MATCH YOUR

GIVING, DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR,

$75,000.

[APPLAUSE]

Gordon: LORD, WE ASK

FOR LEF BLESSING OVER THIS.

WE ASK FOR BLESSING FOR

THE PARTNERS WHO MADE IT

POSSIBLE TO ISSUE THE

CHALLENGE.

AND WE ASK FOR BLESSING

FOR THOSE WHO ARE

WATCHING, MAKING DECISIONS

NOW.

ENCOURAGE THEM, LORD GOD,

BLESS THEM.

FOR WE ASK IT IN JESUS'

NAME.

AMEN AND AMEN.

$75,000 IS THE CHALLENGE

AMOUNT.

THE NUMBER IS ON THE

SCREEN: 1-800-700-7000.

WHAT ARE WE ASKING TO YOU

DO?

WE'RE ASKING TO YOU JOIN

"THE 700 CLUB."

HOW MUCH IS THAT?

JUST $20 A MONTH, 65 CENTS

A DAY.

AND YOU CAN ALSO JOIN AT

"THE 700 CLUB" GOLD, AND

THAT'S $40 A MONTH.

AT WHATEVER LEVEL YOU

DECIDE, DO IT CHEERFULLY

BECAUSE GOD LOVES A CHEER

CHEERFUL GIVER.

1-800-700-7000.

TERRY?

Terry: WHEN YOU JOIN

"THE 700 CLUB," OUR WAY OF

SAYING THANK YOU IS TO

SEND YOU PAT ROBERTSON'S

LATEST D.V.D. CALLED

"MIRACLES."

IN THIS YOU'RE GOING TO

MEET REAL PEOPLE WITH

AMAZING TRUE STORIES OF

GOD'S SUPERNATURAL POWER

IN YOUR LIFE.

AM I GOING TO BE

MENTALLY OKAY, OR IS THIS

IT?

SIX MONTHS WILL BE A

LONG TIME FOR YOU TO LIVE.

THOSE WERE THE EXACT

WORDS.

HE WAS DEAD.

I MEAN, I KNEW IT WAS

GOD.

I KNEW HE HAD ANSWERED OUR

PRAYERS.

HIS CHANCES FOR

SURVIVING WOULD BE LESS

THAN 1/10th OF 1%.

TRULY MIRACULOUS.

IT IS DEFINITELY A

MIRACLE.

I FELT GOD SAYING I AM IN

COMPLETE CONTROL.

YOU DO REALIZE WE'VE

ALL JUST WITNESSED A

MIRACLE.

*

Terry: MIRACLES

HAPPEN EVERY DAY.

THE POWER OF GOD IS AT

WORK IN THE WORLD AROUND

US.

ONE OF THE THINGS PAT

TALKS ABOUT ON THIS D.V.D.

IS HOW DO YOU AND I TAP

INTO THAT MIRACLE POWER.

WE WANT YOU TO HAVE THIS.

IT IS OUR WAY OF SAYING

THANK YOU FOR CARING ABOUT

OTHERS, AND THANK YOU FOR

ACTIVELY GOING TO YOUR

PHONE AND BECOMING A PART

OF THE DIFFERENCE WE CAN

MAKE TOGETHER AROUND THE

WORLD.

OUR NUMBER IS TOLL-FREE:

1-800-700-7000.

PLEASE CALL NOW AND SAY, I

WANT TO JOIN "THE 700

CLUB."

WE WELCOME YOU.

Gordon: NOT LONG AGO,

BRIAN BRYCE WAS SO DEEP IN

DEBT, HE HAD TO CHOOSE

WHICH OF HIS BILLS TO PAY

EACH MONTH.

HE WAS DOWN HIS LAST $5,

BUT INSTEAD OF SPENDING

IT, HE USED IT TO HELP

PEOPLE WHO WERE EVEN WORSE

OFF THAN HE WAS.

Reporter: NO MATTER

HOW MANY HOURS BRIAN

WORKED, THE BILLS DIDN'T

GET PAID BECAUSE BRIAN'S

TOP PRIORITIES WERE

ALCOHOL AND DRUGS.

I WAS A SLAVE TO MY

ADDICTIONS.

THEY WERE IN CONTROL, NOT

ME.

Reporter: SO HE

STARTED BORROWING FROM HIS

BOSS AGAINST HIS PAYCHECK.

SO I ENDED UP WITH LESS

MONEY ON THE NEXT ONE, AND

IT KIND OF SNOWBALLED.

I KEPT HAVING TO BORROW

AND HAVING TO BORROW, AND

IT GOT TO THE POINT TO

WHERE I WAS DECIDING WHICH

OF THE UTILITIES WAS GOING

TO GET CUT OFF.

THE WATER WAS GETTING SHUT

OFF ON A REGULAR BASIS.

Reporter: ONE NIGHT

WHEN HE FELT LIKE HE

COULDN'T TAKE ANYMORE,

BRIAN BROKE DOWN AND

PRAYED.

I CRIED OUT TO GOD TO

KILL ME.

I ASKED HIM TO TAKE ME

HOME BECAUSE IF THIS WAS

MY LIFE, I DIDN'T WANT TO

BE HERE.

AS I WAS CRYING OUT TO

HIM, THAT'S WHEN I FELT

HIS ARMS WRAP ME UP AND

LIFT ME UP, SAYING, YOU'RE

MY SON AND I'LL NEVER LET

YOU GO.

HE HAD BEEN RIGHT THERE

WITH ME THE WHOLE TIME.

AND I JUST HAD FAILED TO

SEE HIM.

Reporter: SUDDENLY

ALL OF BRIAN'S ADDICTIONS

WERE GONE.

HE HEALED ME IN A

SECOND.

IT WAS LIKE BEING ALIVE

FOR THE FIRST TIME.

Reporter: WITHOUT HIS

EXPENSIVE HABITS, HE WAS

BAG DOWN HIS DEBTS.

HE EVEN STARTED GIVING

MONEY AWAY.

I WAS DOWN TO MY LAST

FIVE BUCKS, AND I SAID,

LORD, THIS IS FOR YOU.

I ACTUALLY MAILED THAT ONE

INTO CBN.

HE SEES YOUR HEART.

HE SEES YOUR PAIN.

HE SEES YOUR TEARS.

MY ONLY SOURCE OF

SPIRITUAL FOOD WAS

BASICALLY WATCHING PASTORS

ON TELEVISION AND WATCHING

CBN.

Reporter: WHILE BRIAN

WAS PAYING OFF ALL OF HIS

DEBTS, HE STARTED GOING TO

CHURCH AND TITHING, AND

CONTINUED TO GIVE TO "THE

700 CLUB."

I JUST LOVE A LOT OF

THE MINISTRIES THAT I SAW

ABOUT WELLS BEING DUG FOR

PEOPLE IN THIRD WORLD

COUNTRIES WHO HAD NOTHING,

AND SEEING THE WORK THAT

"OPERATION BLESSING" WAS

DOING ACROSS THE WORLD AND

RIGHT HERE AT HOME, IT

MADE ME FEEL I COULD BE A

PART OF THAT.

Reporter: BRIAN SAYS

AS HE GAVE, HE RECEIVED.

AS ONE OF THE MEMBERS

OF MY CONGREGATION DECIDED

SHE WAS GOING TO MOVE, AND

OUT OF NOWHERE SHE GAVE ME

NEW FURNITURE.

SHE SAW ME IN NEED.

I WAS PAYING FOR A TAXI TO

GO TO AND FROM WORK, OVER

$300 A MONTH.

AND INSTEAD OF SELLING HER

CAR, SHE DECIDED JUST TO

GIVE IT TO ME.

Reporter: BRIAN STILL

WORKS AS A CHEF, AND HE IS

PURSUING A BACHELOR'S

DEGREE IN MINISTRY.

I WOULD LOVE TO

SPECIALIZE IN ADDICTION

MINISTRY.

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE GET

THE SAME CHANCES THAT I

GOT.

Reporter: HE SAYS HE

HAS SEEN FIRSTHAND WHAT

TRUSTING GOD CAN DO FOR

YOUR LIFE.

WHEN HE SAYS TITHE TO

ME, IT MEANS GIVE HIM THE

FIRST FRUITS.

MAKE YOUR OFFERINGS TO

HIM.

HE DESERVES THE BEST.

HE GAVE HIS BEST TO US.

HE SENT HIS SON.

HE SENT HIS FIRST BORN.

HE SENT US HIS FIRST

FRUIT, WHY SHOULDN'T WE

GIVE IT TO HIM.

Gordon: HERE IS A

PROMISE FROM PROVERBS:

"HONOR THE LORD WITH YOUR

FIRST POSSESSIONS, SO YOUR

BARNS WILL BE FILLED WITH

PLENTY AND YOUR VATS WILL

OVERFLOW WITH NEW WINE."

BRIAN LIVED THAT AND

WALKED THAT OUT.

AND HE SAW THE BLESSINGS

THAT CAME TO HIM.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO START

DOING THAT, GIVE US A

CALL: 1-800-700-7000.

JUST SAY, YES, I WANT TO

BE A MEMBER OF "THE 700

CLUB."

WHEN YOU JOIN, YOU

AUTOMATICALLY ARE PART OF

EVERYTHING WE'RE DOING

AROUND THE WORLD.

WHETHER THAT'S THROUGH

"OPERATION BLESSING"

HELPING PEOPLE OR THROUGH

CBN INTERNATIONAL,

PREACHING THE GOSPEL

AROUND THE WORLD, YOU'RE A

PART OF IT WHEN YOU JOIN

WITH US.

LET'S GO OVER TO WENDY AT

THE PHONES.

Wendy: THANK YOU,

GORDON.

WHEN YOU BECOME A CBN

PARTNER, OUR GIFT TO YOU

IS PAT ROBERTSON'S LATEST

D.V.D. CALLED "MIRACLES."

IN THIS, PAT REVEALS THREE

ESSENTIAL COMPONENTS THAT

WILL GUIDE YOU TO

EXPERIENCE GOD'S

MIRACULOUS POWER IN YOUR

OWN LIFE.

TAKE A LOOK.

Pat: FOLKS, THERE IS

A POWER BEYOND THE REALM

OF HUMAN INTELLECT.

Wendy: I LOVE WHAT

PAT JUST SAID, THAT

HEALING IS THE NORMAL --

IT'S THE NORMAL

INHERITANCE FOR THE

CHILDREN OF GOD.

IF YOU'RE A CHILD OF GOD,

IF YOU LOVE JESUS, HE

WANTS TO HEAL YOU.

HE HAS ALREADY DONE IT.

JUST START PROCLAIMING IT.

THERE IS SOMETHING SO

POWERFUL THAT HAPPENS WHEN

YOU START SPEAKING

SCRIPTURES OVER YOUR LIFE.

BY HIS STRIPES, YOU ARE

HEALED.

HE WANTS TO HEAL YOU

BECAUSE HE LOVES YOU.

YOU'RE HIS CHILD, AND IT

IS YOUR NORMAL

INHERITANCE.

WE WANT TO ENCOURAGE YOUR

FAITH TODAY WITH PAT'S NEW

TEACHING CALLED

"MIRACLES."

HOW TO PRAY FOR YOUR

MIRACLE AND WATCH IT COME

TO PASS.

THIS IS OUR GIFT TO YOU

WHEN YOU CALL AND SAY,

YES, I WANT TO JOIN "THE

700 CLUB."

$20 A MONTH, 65 CENTS A

DAY, IS ALL IT TAKES TO

BECOME A CBN PARTNER.

IF YOU'RE ALREADY THERE,

AND SOME OF YOU ARE, THANK

YOU SO MUCH.

YOU'RE MAKING A HUGE

DIFFERENCE AROUND THE

WORLD.

BUT IF YOU CAN DO MORE, I

ENCOURAGE YOU TO GO UP TO

OUR GOLD LEVEL, $40 A

MONTH, AND WHEN YOU DO

THAT, WE'RE GOING TO BLESS

YOU WITH THREE D.V.D.s.

AND IF YOU CAN GO HIGHER,

$84 A MONTH OR HIGHER,

WE'RE GOING TO BLESS YOU

WITH FIVE OF OUR BRAND NEW

TEACHING CALLED

"MIRACLES."

WE HAVE 31 MINUTES LEFT ON

THE CLOCK.

EVERY DOLLAR YOU PLEDGE

RIGHT NOW WILL BE MATCHED

DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR.

THIS IS A GREAT WAY TO

MAKE YOUR MONEY GO TWICE

AS FAR.

I'M THROWING IT OVER TO

THE BEAUTIFUL TERRY.

Terry: THANKS, WENDY.

> I WANT YOU TO KNOW

THAT THE MOMENT YOU JOIN

"700 CLU"THE 700 CLUB," YOU ARE

LITERALLY HELPING PEOPLE

ALL OVER THE WORLD.

PEOPLE LIKE A WIDOW NAMED

MARIA, WHO IS SUPPORTING

HER YOUNG SON AND HER

ELDERLY PARENTS.

SEVERE FLOODING AND

MUDSLIDES IN THEIR TOWN

RUINED ALL OF THEIR

FAMILY'S POSSESSIONS.

BUT THERE SITUATION BECAME

BEYOND DESPERATE WHEN

MARIA AND HER SON HAD TO

BEG FOR WATER AT THE SIDE

OF THE ROAD.

TAKE A LOOK.

Reporter: WHEN THE

FLOODWATERS CAME TO HER

HOUSE, MARIA WATCHED FROM

HER ROOF AS ALL OF HER

EARTHLY POSSESSIONS WERE

DESTROYED.

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

Through Translator:

SO MANY THINGS WERE

DESTROYED.

THE ONLY THING WE COULD DO

WAS SAVE OURSELVES.

Reporter: TORRENTIAL

RAINFALL ACROSS PERU OVER

THE PAST FEW MONTHS A LED

TO SEVERE FLOODING AND

MUDSLIDES, LEAVING TENS OF

THOUSANDS WITHOUT POWER,

WITHOUT WATER, AND SOME

EVEN A PLACE TO SLEEP.

MARIA AND HER SON AND

ELDERLY PARENTS NOW SLEEP

ON THE FLOOR SINCE THEIR

BEDS WERE WASHED AWAY BY

THE RIVER.

YOU CAN'T GO ON

ANYMORE, BUT THEN I THINK

OF MY SON.

HE IS THE REASON I LIVE.

AND I THINK, I HAVE TO

KEEP FIGHTING FOR HIM.

Reporter: THE SOLE

PROVIDER FOR HER FAMILY

SINCE HER HUSBAND DIED

FOUR YEARS AGO, MARIA

TRIED TO PICK UP THE

PIECES AFTER THE WATER

SUBSIDED AND KEEP HER

FAMILY ALIVE.

WITH NO SOURCE OF CLEAN

WATER, THEY WERE FORCED TO

BEG ON THE SIDE OF THE

ROAD, HOPING SOMEONE WOULD

BRING THEM SOME WATER TO

DRINK.

Through Translator:

WE WOULD SAY, WATER,

WATER, BUT THEY DIDN'T

GIVE US ANY.

THEN SOME PEOPLE FROM CBN

FOUND OUT WITH OUR

BUCKETS, AND THEY SAID,

LET'S GO TO THE CHURCH.

THERE IS WATER THERE.

Reporter: CBN HAD

ARRIVED EARLIER THAT DAY.

AT A NEARBY CHURCH, WE

INSTALLED WATER PURIFYERS

WHICH CREATED THOUSANDS OF

GALLONS OF DRINKING WATER

FOR THIS DEVASTATED

COMMUNITY.

AFTER MARIA AND HER FAMILY

RECEIVED SOME WATER, WE

HEARD ABOUT THEIR

SITUATION AND HOW THEIR

BEDS THAT BEEN DESTROYED.

SO WE DECIDED TO DO

SOMETHING MORE FOR THIS

HARD-WORKING MOTHER AND

HER PARENTS.

CBN SURPRISED MARIA WITH

NEW BEDS, A MOSQUITO NET,

INSECT REPELLENT, AND AN

IN-HOME WATER FILTER.

Through Translator:

WITH ALL OF MY HEART,

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU FOR HELPING US.

THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS

YOU.

Reporter: WITH ONE

LESS THING TO WORRY ABOUT,

MARIA CAN NOW FOCUS ON

GETTING HER FAMILY BACK ON

THEIR FEET AND MOVING

FORWARD.

Through Translator: I

AM ALWAYS THINKING OF

GETTING THE THINGS WE NEED

AND KEEP GOING.

THIS WILL BE ENOUGH FOR US

BECAUSE I AM GOING TO WORK

EVEN HARDER TO BE ABLE TO

COME OUT OF THIS.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

YOU ARE GOING TO BE VERY

BLESSED.

Terry: I DON'T HAVE

TO SAY MUCH FOR YOU TO SEE

WHAT AN AMAZING DIFFERENCE

YOU MADE IN THE LIFE OF

THIS WOMAN.

SHE HAS LOST HER HUSBAND.

SHE IS A WIDOW,

RESPONSIBLE FOR HER CHILD

AS WELL AS HER AGING

PARENTS.

THEY WERE SLEEPING ON

FLATTENED WOOD THAT WAS

BROKEN IN PLACES.

A MATTRESS WAS OUT OF THE

QUESTION.

AND THEN TO BE ABLE TO

HAVE CLEAN DRINKING WATER

IN THEIR HOME ON A REGULAR

BASIS -- "700 CLUB"

MEMBERS, YOU ARE DOING

THIS KIND OF AMAZING WORK

ALL AROUND THE WORLD EVERY

SINGLE DAY.

TO THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE

ALREADY JOINED "THE 700

CLUB," WE WANT TO SAY

THANK YOU.

LISTEN, IF YOU HAVEN'T

JOINED YET, TODAY IS THE

DAY AND THIS IS THE

MOMENT.

EVERY DOLLAR YOU GIVE WILL

BE MATCHED DOLLAR FOR

DOLLAR.

HELP US GET TO THAT

$75,000 CHALLENGE RIGHT

THERE, WILL YOU?

YOU GO TO YOUR PHONE AND

YOU CALL 1-800-700-7000.

YOU SAY, I WANT TO JOIN

"THE 700 CLUB."

LET ME SHOW YOU YOUR

OPTIONS.

GENERAL "700 CLUB"

MEMBERSHIP, 65 CENTS A

DAY, $20 A MONTH.

MAYBE YOU'RE ALREADY

THERE.

GO UP TO "700 CLUB" GOLD

TODAY.

THAT'S $40 A MONTH.

OR SOME OF YOU MIGHT WANT

TO JUMP UP TO THE THOUSAND

CLUB AT $84 A MONTH.

WE HAVE 2500 CLUB MEMBERS

AT $209 A MONTHMEN MONTH AND OUR

FOUNDERS ARE $5,000 A

YEAR.

YESTERDAY WE HAD LOTS OF

MEMBERS JUMPING UP TO THE

FOUNDERS' LEVEL.

ASK GOD WHAT HE WOULD HAVE

YOU DO.

THEN GO TO YOUR PHONE AND

CALL: 1-800-700-7000.

AND JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

GORDON?

Gordon: VIOLET'S

YOUNGEST SON WAS IN

DANGER, HE HAD LOST HALF

HIS BODY WEIGHT AND HAD

ALMOST DIED.

HER SON NEEDED SURGERY,

BUT SHE HAD NO MONEY TO

PAY FOR IT, SO SHE PRAYED

TO GOD FOR HELP.

Reporter: JUAN WAS

BORN WITH A CLEFT PALATE.

HE LIVED IN A SMALL

GUATEMALAN VILLAGE WITH

HIS OLDER BROTHER AND

SISTER.

HIS MOM IS A 29-YEAR-OLD

SINGLE MOTHER WHO

STRUGGLES JUST TO FEED HER

CHILDREN.

SOMETIMES I WASH

PEOPLE'S CLOTHES AND MAKE

TORTILLAS FROM CORN FLOUR

WHEN SOMEONE HIRES ME.

Reporter: BUT HELPING

JUAN CONSUME ENOUGH

CALORIES HAS BEEN HER

BIGGEST CHALLENGE.

MILK AND FOOD FELL FROM

HIS MOUTH.

HE WAS EAGER TO EAT AND

DRINK, BUT HE COULD NOT

SWALLOW.

Reporter: EVEN JUAN'S

SISTER, CRYSTAL, KNEW HE

WAS IN TROUBLE.

HE GOT VERY SICK AND

COULDN'T EAT ANYTHING.

Reporter: AT ONE

POINT JUAN LOST NEARLY

HALF OF HIS BODY WEIGHT

DUE TO AN ILLNESS AND NOT

EATING ENOUGH.

HE HAD TO STAY IN THE

HOSPITAL FOR A WEEK.

HE ALMOST DIED.

I PRAYED AND ASKED GOD TO

SEND ME PEOPLE WHO COULD

HELP MY SON.

HE ANSWERED MY PRAYERS

WHEN YOU CAME.

Reporter: WHEN CBN

MET THE FAMILY, WE QUICKLY

ARRANGED FOR JUAN TO

TRAVEL TO THE CITY TO

RECEIVE FREE CLEFT LIP

SURGERY.

THE DOCTORS REPAIRED

HIS LIPS AND NOW HE IS

VERY PRETTY.

Reporter: SEVERAL

MONTHS AFTER SURGERY, JUAN

IS DOING GREAT.

I THANK CBN FOR HELPING

MY SON, FOR BEING THE

MIRACLE THAT I NEEDED FOR

HIM.

I'M VERY HAPPY.

THANK GOD THEY OPERATED ON

MY LITTLE BROTHER.

Gordon: YOU CAN BE A

PART OF IT.

YOU CAN BE A PART OF

HELPING FAMILIES AROUND

THE WORLD.

AND YOU'RE DOING IT --

WE'RE ALL DOING IT IN YOUR

NAME IF YOU'RE A MEMBER OF

"THE 700 CLUB."

A PORTION OF EVERY GIFT

GOES INTO THE WORK OF

"OPERATION BLESSING."

ANOTHER PORTION GOES INTO

THE WORK OF CBN

INTERNATIONAL.

YOU'RE A PART OF ALL OF IT

WHEN YOU JOIN WITH US.

IF YOU'RE NOT A MEMBER,

CALL US NOW:

1-800-700-7000.

IF YOU ARE A MEMBER,

CONSIDER INCREASING.

IF YOU'RE A MEMBER OF "THE

700 CLUB," THINK ABOUT

GOING TO "THE 700 CLUB"

GOLD, $40 A MONTH.

THE THOUSAND CLUB, $84 A

MONTH.

AT WHATEVER LEVEL, NOW IS

THE TIME TO CALL AND GIVE.

I'VE GOT SOME WONDERFUL

NEWS.

WE'VE GOT SOME PARTNERS

FROM GEORGIA WHO SAY THEY

WANT TO ADD TO THIS

CHALLENGE.

THEY WANT TO ADD $52,000.

THAT WILL TAKE IT TO

$127,000.

LORD, WE ASK FOR BLESSING

OVER THIS.

WE ASK FOR INCREASE FOR

THE PARTNERS FROM GEORGIA

WHO MADE IT POSSIBLE TO DO

AN INCREASE ON THIS

CHALLENGE.

AND WE ASK FOR INCREASE

FOR THOSE WHO ARE WATCHING

RIGHT NOW.

BLESS YOUR PEOPLE, LORD

GOD, FOR WE ASK IT ALL IN

JESUS' NAME.

AMEN AND AMEN.

$127,000 IS THE NEW

AMOUNT.

23 MINUTES AND 46 SECONDS.

CALL US NOW:

1-800-700-7000.

LET'S GO TO WENDY AT THE

PHONES.

Wendy: THANK YOU,

GORDON.

WELL IN OUR NEW D.V.D.

"MIRACLES," YOU'LL SEE

TRUE STORIES OF PEOPLE WHO

PERSONALLY EXPERIENCED

MIRACLES IN THEIR LIVES.

PLUS, PAT WILL SHOW YOU

HOW TO EXPERIENCE THE

MIRACULOUS IN YOUR OWN

LIFE.

Announcer: THE

CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING

NETWORK PRESENTS

"MIRACLES" BY PAT

ROBERTSON.

PAT, YOU SAID THERE ARE

THREE COMPONENTS TO SEEING

MIRACLES.

WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY THAT?

Pat: FIRST OF ALL,

YOU HAVE TO BELIEVE IN

GOD.

WE HAVE TO BELIEVE THAT

THERE IS A POWER BEYOND

OURSELVES THAT CAN DO

ANYTHING.

THE SECOND THING IS YOU

HAVE TO RECEIVE THAT FOR

YOURSELF.

YOU HAVE TO BELIEVE THAT,

OKAY, THIS IS FOR ME.

IT ISN'T JUST SOMETHING

OUT OF THE UNIVERSE.

THIS IS GOD'S POWER FOR

ME.

AND THE LAST IS, OF

COURSE, YOU HAVE TO

APPROPRIATE IT FOR

YOURSELF AND YOU HAVE TO

SPEAK THE WORD.

WE CAN BRING CURSES ON

OURSELVES OR WE CAN BRING

BLESSINGS ON OURSELVES.

IT IS THAT APPROPRIATION

OF THE POWER OF GOD.

Wendy: DO YOU NEED A

MIRACLE TODAY?

MAYBE IT IS A HEALING IN

YOUR LIFE?

LISTEN, THERE IS NOTHING

TOO HARD FOR GOD.

HE IS THE GOD OF MIRACLES

TODAY.

RIGHT NOW I WANT TO

BELIEVE GOD WITH YOU.

I'M BELIEVING GOD.

WHATEVER YOU'RE PRAYING

FOR, I'M BELIEVING FOR

YOUR MIRACLE TODAY IN

JESUS' NAME.

WE'RE GOING TO WATCH IT

COME TO PASS.

WE WANT TO ENCOURAGE YOUR

FAITH WITH PAT'S NEW

TEACHING CALLED

"MIRACLES."

THIS IS OUR GIFT TO YOU

RIGHT NOW WHEN YOU CALL

AND SAY, YES, I WANT TO

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

HOW MUCH IS THAT?

JUST 65 CENTS A DAY, $20 A

MONTH.

OR YOU CAN LOG ON TO

cbn.com.IF YOU'RE ALREADY

THERE AT $20 A MONTH,

THANK YOU.

YOU ARE MAKING A HUGE

DIFFERENCE.

AND I KNOW YOU'RE BEING A

BLESSING.

BUT IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO

BE A BIGGER BLESSING, GO

UP TO OUR GOLD LEVEL, $40

A MONTH.

WHEN YOU DO, WE'RE GOING

TO BLESS YOU BACK WITH

THREE D.V.D.s.

IF YOU CAN GO UP TO OUR

THOUSAND CLUB LEVEL OR

HIGHER, THAT'S JUST $84 A

MONTH OR HIGHER, WE'RE

GOING TO BLESS YOU WITH

FIVE D.V.D.s.

WE HAVE 21 MINUTES LEFT ON

THE CLOCK, AND I'M GOING

TO THROW IT OVER TO

GORDON.

Gordon: MIKE AND LIZ

BROWN HAVE NEVER BEEN BIG

SPENDERS, BUT THEY'VE

ALWAYS BEEN BIG GIVERS.

NOW THAT THEY'VE RETIRED,

ONE OF THEIR GREATEST

PLEASURES IS SEEING HOW

THEIR GIFTS ARE HELPING

PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD.

Reporter: MIKE AND

LIZ SPENT THEIR LIVES

WORKING IN THE SCHOOL

SYSTEM.

MIKE WAS A HIGH SCHOOL

PRINCIPAL.

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE

WORKING WITH PEOPLE,

FAMILIES AND CHILDREN, AND

PARTICULARLY ENJOYED MY

ROLE AT SCHOOL COUNSELLOR,

AND TO BE A RESOURCE TO

THEM IN WHATEVER WAY THEY

NEEDED.

Reporter: THE BROWNS

HAVE BEEN FRUGAL SPENDERS

WITH THEIR LIMITED

INCOMES, BUT THEY HAVE

GIVEN GENEROUSLY TO PEOPLE

AROUND THE WORLD.

BOTH OF OUR PARENTS

GAVE US EXAMPLES IN

GIVING.

AND SO GIVING FOR MIKE AND

I WAS SOMETHING THAT CAME

NATURALLY.

GOD TEACHES THAT

LESSON, THAT 90% IS REALLY

MORE THAN YOU DESERVE.

AND AS LONG AS YOU'RE

GIVING GOD HIS 10%, I

NEVER HAVE TROUBLE -- I

NEVER HAVE TROUBLE MAKING

ENDS MEET.

Reporter: LIZ'S

PARENTS WERE LONG TIME

MEMBERS OF CBN, AND LIZ

WANTED TO FOLLOW IN THEIR

FOOTSTEPS.

SO YEARS AGO, SHE AND HER

HUSBAND BECAME CBN

PARTNERS.

THEIR DONATIONS HAVE

DIRECTLY FUNDED WATER

WELLS AROUND THE WORLD.

AND THEY EVEN HELPED BUILD

A PHYSICAL THERAPY CENTER

IN MON MONGOLIA, HELPING

CHILDREN LEARN HOW TO

WALK.

AFTER WE HAVE GIVEN, WE

GET A PACKET IN THE MAIL.

AND ONE OF THE THINGS I

LOOK FOR IS HOW MANY

PEOPLE CAME TO KNOW JESUS

CHRIST AS THEIR SAVIOR

BECAUSE THAT'S THE MOST

IMPORTANT THING.

IT MAKES ME FEEL I'M

WALKING IN GOD'S WAY, IN

GOD'S PURPOSE.

TWO THINGS HE WANTS US TO

DO FOR SURE, AND THAT'S TO

PUT HIM FIRST AND TO TREAT

OTHERS ON THIS EARTH AS WE

SHOULD.

Reporter: TODAY THE

BROWNS ARE RETIRED FROM

THEIR TEACHING JOBS, BUT

THEY STILL GIVE JEN

ROUSLY.

GENEROUSLY.

AND THEY ENCOURAGE OTHERS

TO DO THE SAME.

WHEN I GO TO HEAVEN, I

WANT THE LORD TO SAY, WELL

DONE, DIFFICULT.

THESE PEOPLE CAME TO KNOW

JESUS CHRIST BECAUSE I

INVITED YOU, DAUGHTER, TO

PARTICIPATE WITH ME IN MY

PLAN.

AND FROM THAT HIS PEOPLE

GOT SAVED.

Gordon: I LOVE WHAT

LIZ JUST SAID.

JUST IMAGINE BEING IN

HEAVEN.

WHAT DO YOU GET TO TAKE

WITH YOU?

THE ONLY THING WE GET TO

TAKE ARE THE PEOPLE THAT

WE SHARED THE GOOD NEWS

WITH.

THAT'S WHAT WE GET TO

TAKE, OUR FAITH, OUR HOPE,

OUR LOVE, AND THE PEOPLE

THAT WE HAVE WITNESSED TO,

WE HAVE CAUSED TO COME TO

KNOW JESUS.

YOU CAN BE A PART OF THAT.

YOU CAN BE A PART OF THAT

AROUND THE WORLD BY

JOINING "THE 700 CLUB."

OUR HOPE, OUR DESIRE, IS

TO SEE THE NATIONS COME

AND WORSHIP HIM, AND WE'RE

PREACHING THE GOSPEL EVERY

SINGLE DAY.

THE DOORS THAT ARE OPEN TO

US RIGHT NOW, THE GREATEST

OPPORTUNITIES IN THE

HISTORY OF CBN ARE

AVAILABLE TODAY.

AND WE WANT TO WALK

THROUGH THOSE DOORS.

BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP DO

DO THAT.

SO PLEASE CONSIDER JOINING

WITH US: 1-800-700-7000.

JUST SAY, YES, I WANT TO

BE A PART OF IT.

IF YOU'RE ALREADY A

MEMBER, CONSIDER GOING UP

TO "THE 700 CLUB" GOLD,

$40 A MONTH.

WE ALSO HAVE THE THOUSAND

CLUB, AND THAT BREAKS OUT

TO $84 A MONTH.

AT WHATEVER LEVEL, CALL US

NOW: 1-800-700-7000.

WHEN YOU CALL, MAKE SURE

YOU ASK FOR PLEDGE

EXPRESS.

THAT'S ELECTRONIC MONTHLY

GIVING, WHERE THE BANK

DOES ALL OF THE WORK, AND

WE SEND AS OUR GIFT TO YOU

"POWER FOR LIFE," MONTHLY

TEACHING C.D.s.

SO IF YOU WOULD LIKE

THOSE, ASK FOR PLEDGE

EXPRESS WHEN YOU CALL.

Terry: AFTER LILLY'S

HUSBAND DIED, SHE

STRUGGLED TO SUPPORT HER

FOUR CHILDREN.

SOON THE FAMILY HAD NO

HEAT, NO ELECTRICITY, AND

NO RUNNING WATER.

THAT'S WHEN SHE FOUND OUT

SHE MIGHT LOSE HER

CHILDREN AS WELL.

LILLY AND HER THREE

CHILDREN LIVE NEAR

MOLDOVA.

THEY WORK HARD TO KEEP

THEIR SMALL HOME TIDY AND

THEIR GARDEN WELL-TENDED.

THEY'RE JUST HAPPY TO BE

TOGETHER BECAUSE NOT LONG

AGO THEY WERE ALMOST TORN

APART.

Through Translator:

THEY WANTED TO TAKE US

AWAY FROM OUR MOTHER.

Terry: IT HAD ONLY

BEEN A FEW MONTHS SINCE

LILLY AND HER CHILDREN HAD

FACED ANOTHER TRAGIC LOSS.

Through Translator:

WHEN MY HUSBAND DIED, I

DID NOT WANT TO LIVE.

Terry: SHE STRUGGLED

TO SUPPORT HER FAMILY AND

HER HOME FELL INTO

DISREPAIR.

THEY HAD NO HEAT, NO

ELECTRICITY, AND NO

RUNNING WATER.

BUT DESPITE THEIR

DESPERATE LIVING

CONDITIONS, LILLY'S

CHILDREN REMAINED DEVOTED

TO HER.

SHE IS MY MOTHER.

SHE GAVE US LIFE.

I LOVE HER VERY, VERY

MUCH.

Through Translator: I

ONLY WANTED ONE THING:

THAT MY KIDS WOULD BE NEAR

ME AND THAT THEY COULD GO

TO SCHOOL AND LIVE

NORMALLY.

Terry: GOVERNMENT

SOCIAL WORKERS HEARD ABOUT

THE FAMILY'S LIVING

CONDITIONS AND CAME WITH

AN ULTIMATUM: MAKE

IMPROVEMENTS IN ONE WEEK

OR WE WILL TAKE YOUR

CHILDREN.

I WAS SO AFRAID THAT I

WOULD LOSE MY MOTHER

FOREVER.

Terry: THAT'S WHEN

CBN'S "ORPHANS' PROMISE"

STEPPED IN.

WE HEARD ABOUT LILLY AND

HER CHILDREN FROM OUR

LOCAL CHURCH PROGRAM,

"KEEPING FAMILIES

TOGETHER."

WE MADE REPAIRS TO LILLY'S

IMMEDIATELY.

THEY HELPED US TO MAKE

REPAIRS.

AND THEY BROUGHT ALL OF

THE TOOLS NEEDED TO PLANT

A GARDEN.

THEY GAVE US FOOD AS WE

WAITED FOR OUR GARDEN TO

GROW.

Terry: AND WE ALSO

REPAIRED THEIR OVEN,

FENCE, AND CONNECTED THEIR

HOUSE TO CLEAN, RUNNING

WATER.

AND TO ENSURE THEIR HOME

WILL NEVER BE LOST TO

FORECLOSURE, WE HELPED

PROVIDE THE FUNDS TO PAY

IT OFF COMPLETELY.

Through Translator:

OH, THANK YOU.

IT IS HOURS NOW.

I HAVE MY OPPORTUNITIES

FOR WORK.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR

EVERYTHING.

Terry: THEIR SMILES

TELL THE STORY OF THEIR

GRATITUDE.

CAN YOU IMAGINE THIS MOM,

WHO IS DOING EVERYTHING

SHE CAN, AND IT'S JUST

NEVER ENOUGH.

AND THEN FACING THE THREAT

OF HER CHILDREN BEING

TAKEN AWAY.

YOU MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR

THAT FAMILY TO STAY

TOGETHER.

AND THAT'S A GOD PLAN, IF

I'VE EVER HEARD ONE.

SO WE WANT TO SAY THANK

YOU.

IF YOU'RE NOT A "700 CLUB"

MEMBER, WILL YOU GO TO

YOUR PHONE AND CALL RIGHT

NOW.

WE'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF A

BIG CHALLENGE.

IT MEANS EVERY DOLLAR YOU

GIVE WILL BE MATCHED

DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR.

WE NEED YOUR HELP SO WE

CAN REACH OUT TO MORE

FAMILIES LIKE LILLY'S

EVERY DAY.

WHEN YOU CALL AND SAY I

WANT TO JOIN "THE 700

CLUB," DOING IT USING

PLEDGE EXPRESS.

IT SAVES US SOME

ADDITIONAL COSTS SO WE CAN

PUT EVEN MORE OF YOUR

GIFTS RIGHT INTO THE LIVES

OF PEOPLE LIKE THE LITTLE

FAMILY YOU JUST SAW.

OUR WAY OF SAYING THANK

YOU IS TO SEND YOU "POWER

FOR LIFE" TEACHINGS.

WE THINK THEY WILL BLESS

YOU, AND YOU WILL HAVE THE

SATISFACTION OF KNOWING

YOU ARE MAKING A HUGE

DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF

PEOPLE LITERALLY ALL

AROUND THE WORLD.

SO WILL YOU CALL NOW?

1-800-700-7000.

Gordon: I'VE GOT SOME

GREAT NEWS.

SOME PARTNERS FROM

MISSOURI WANT TO ADD

$60,000 TO THE CHALLENGE.

TAKING IT UP TO $187,000.

LORD, WE ASK FOR BLESSING

OVER THIS.

WE ASK FOR BLESSING FOR

THE PARTNERS WHO MADE IT

POSSIBLE.

AND FOR THOSE WATCHING

RIGHT NOW, JUST ENCOURAGE

THEM.

LET THEM KNOW THAT ALL

BLESSINGS COME FROM YOU.

WHEN WE PUT YOU FIRST,

THEN ALL THESE OTHER

THINGS ARE ADDED UNTO US.

DO IT, LORD, FOR WE ASK IT

IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN AND AMEN.

NEW CHALLENGE AMOUNT:

$187,000.

GO TO THE PHONES AND CALL

US: 1-800-700-7000.

> WHEN YOU'RE A CBN

PARTNER, YOU HELP PEOPLE

ALL AROUND THE WORLD AND

PEOPLE RIGHT HERE AT HOME.

LIKE PATRICK, WHO IS AN

INFANTRY SOLDIER.

HE AND HIS WIFE, CRISTINA,

ARE ALSO NEWLYWEDS, AND

LIVING ON A SERGEANT'S

SALARY ISN'T EASY.

THAT'S WHY CBN'S "HELPING

THE HOMEFRONT" GAVE THIS

COUPLE A MUCH-NEEDED

HAND-UP.

Reporter: NEWLYWEDS

PATRICK AND KRISTINA

DIDN'T HAVE MUCH TIME TO

SETTLE INTO MARRIED LIFE.

PATRICK WAS SCHEDULED TO

LEAVE FOR SIX MONTHS JUST

SIX WEEKS AFTER THE

WEDDING.

I'M VERY PROUD OF HIM.

IT TAKES A BRAVE PERSON TO

DO WHAT HE DOES.

IT IS SCARY, BUT HE IS

WILLING TO SACRIFICE FOR

THE COUNTRY HAD HE LOVES.

Reporter: BOTH OF

THEM SAY WHAT REALLY SEES

THEM THROUGH IS PRAYER.

WHEN I'M DEPLOYED, I

PRAY ALL OF THE TIME.

I PRAY THAT SHE IS SAFE.

I PRAY THAT HE KEEPS ME

SAFE AS WELL.

I FOUND THAT HE HAS BEEN

THERE SEVERAL TIMES.

GOD PLAYS A BIG PART IN

MY LIFE AND IN OUR

RELATIONSHIP AND IN

KEEPING ME STRONG.

HE KEEPS ME CALM AND HE

KEEPS ME GOING.

Reporter: THEY ALSO

PRAY FOR THEIR FINANCES.

WITH PATRICK ON A

SERGEANT'S SALARY AND

CRISTINA STILL IN SCHOOL,

WORKING PART-TIME, THEY

KNEW THEY DIDN'T HAVE

MUCH.

PATRICK'S TRUCK NEEDED

REPAIRS, AND THEY COULDN'T

EVEN AFFORD TO FIX IT.

AND THEY COULDN'T BUY

FURNITURE FOR THEIR PLACE.

I WANT HER TO BE SET

UP.

I WANT HER TO NOT HAVE ANY

ISSUES TO WORRY ABOUT,

EXCEPT SCHOOL AND HER JOB,

WHEN I'M GONE.

Reporter: THE COUPLE

HAD ATTENDED PREMARITAL

COUNSELLING.

THE BOWENS KNEW ABOUT

THEIR FINANCIAL DISTRESS,

AND CONTACTED CBN'S

"HELPING THE HOMEFRONT."

WE STARTED PLANNING.

DONNY AND MICHELLE INVITED

THE NEWLYWEDS TO THEIR

HOME AND STARTED BY

TELLING THEM CBN WOULD FIX

PATRICK'S TRUCK.

THAT'S GREAT.

THERE HELP?

YEAH.

Reporter: AND THERE

WAS MORE.

"HELPING THE HOMEFRONT"

ALSO WANTS TO TAKE YOU TO

ASHLEY FURNITURE AND BLESS

YOU ALL WITH...BLESS YOU

ALL WITH SOME FURNITURE.

SO AS A NEWLYWED COUPLE

GOING INTO A DEPLOYMENT,

YOU CAN MAYBE PUT THAT

MONEY INTO SAVINGS.

YOU'VE GOT YOURSELF A

HOME.

YEAH!

ISN'T THAT AWESOME?

IT'S AWESOME.

Reporter: AFTER

ARRANGING TO FIX THE

TRUCK, THEY WENT TO ASHLEY

HOME FURNITURE TO PICK OUT

WHAT THEY NEEDED.

ASHLEY WAS HAPPY TO GIVE

CBN A BIG DISCOUNT.

THE NEWLYWEDS SETTLED INTO

THEIR KNEW HOME BEFORE

PATRICK LEFT.

I'M VERY MUCH GRATEFUL

TO CBN FOR DOING THIS FOR

THE FAMILIES WHO HAVE TO

GO THROUGH THINGS LIKE

THIS.

IT IS A WONDERFUL

BLESSING.

AND I HOPE THAT THEY

CONTINUE TO DO IT.

Gordon: IF YOU WANT

TO BE A BLESSING TO

PEOPLE, JOIN "THE 700

CLUB."

A PORTION OF EVERY GIFT

GOES INTO THE WORK OF

"OPERATION BLESSING."

AND IF YOU WANT TO SEE THE

GOSPEL PREACHED AROUND THE

WORLD, JOIN "THE 700

CLUB."

BECAUSE ANOTHER PORTION

GOES INTO THE WORK OF CBN

INTERNATIONAL TO DO JUST

THAT.

YOU'RE A PART OF ALL OF IT

WHEN YOU HELP US.

SO CALL US:

1-800-700-7000.

JUST SAY, YES, I WANT TO

JOIN.

WE'VE GOT NINE MINUTES AND

29 SECONDS LEFT ON A

$187,000 CHALLENGE.

THAT MEANS YOUR GIVING IS

AUTOMATICALLY MATCHED, UP

TO AND INCLUDING THAT

AMOUNT.

SO CALL US NOW:

1-800-700-7000.

LET'S GO TO WENDY AT THE

PHONES.

Wendy: THANK YOU,

GORDON.

WHEN YOU BECOME A "700

CLUB" PARTNER, WE'LL SEND

YOU THIS NEW D.V.D. BY PAT

ROBERTSON CALLED

"MIRACLES."

IN THIS, YOU'LL FIND

GRIPPING STORIES OF REAL

PEOPLE IN I IMPOSSIBLE

SITUATIONS, AND YOU'LL SEE

HOW THE MIRACLE-WORKING

POWER OF GOD DELIVERED

THEM ALL.

TAKE A LOOK.

Wendy: WE LOVE OUR

DOCTORS, DON'T WE?

BUT SOMETIMES THEY NEED A

MIRACLE.

AND WE'RE, LIKE, LORD,

THIS IS THE DAY.

I BELIEVE THIS IS THE DAY

FOR MIRACLES ALL OVER THE

COUNTRY.

I'M BELIEVING THAT YOUR

MIRACLE IS ON THE WAY.

EXPERIENCE GOD'S POWER IN

YOUR OWN LIFE AND MUCH

MORE -- THIS IS OUR GIFT

WHEN YOU GIVE US A CALL

RIGHT NOW AND JUST SAY,

YES, I WANT TO JOIN "THE

700 CLUB."

I WANT TO HELP PEOPLE ALL

OVER THE WORLD.

I WANT TO HELP MILITARY

FAMILIES.

I WANT TO HELP PEOPLE GET

CLEAN DRINKING WATER.

SO MUCH MORE HAPPENS WHEN

YOU BECOME A CBN PARTNER.

AND, GUESS WHAT?

GOD BLESSES YOU BACK.

YOU CANNOT OUTGIVE HIM.

GO TO THE PHONES.

DON'T BELIEVE ME.

BELIEVE WHAT GOD SAYS.

HE SAYS, TEST ME.

TEST ME AND SEE IF I WON'T

POUR OUT A BLESSING AND

YOU THAT YOU CANNOT

CONTAIN.

DON'T YOU WANT THAT?

I WANT THAT.

GO TO YOUR PHONES AND SAY,

I WANT TO JOIN "THE 700

CLUB."

Terry: TIM RAY IS A

HARD WORKER.

LIKE MANY FAMILIES,

THEY'VE HAD THEIR SHARE OF

FINANCIAL SETBACKS.

FOR A WHILE, THEY EVEN HAD

TO LIVE IN A TENT.

BUT THE RAYS ARE DOING

MUCH BETTER NOW AND IT IS

THANKS TO THE GENEROSITY

OF PEOPLE LIKE YOU.

Reporter: TIM AND

VICKI RAY AND THEIR FOUR

CHILDREN ENJOY EVERY

MOMENT OF FAMILY TIME THEY

CAN.

WE LOVE GOING TO THE

PARK AND PLAYING SPORTS

TOGETHER.

Reporter: TIM WORKS

LONG HOURS DRIVING AN

18-WHEELER.

I LOVE MY HUSBAND A

LOT.

I'M THANKFUL FOR THAT MAN

EVERY DAY.

HE IS A HARD WORKER.

I NEVER MET A MAN WHO WAS

SO DETERMINED TO WORK AND

MAKE SURE HE COULD SUPPORT

HIS FAMILY.

Reporter: WHEN TIM'S

HOURS OF WORK WERE

DRASTICALLY CUT, THE

FAMILY RAN OUT OF OPTIONS.

FOR A WHILE, THE ONLY

PLACE THEY HAD TO LIVE WAS

A SMALL CAMPING TENT.

IT CAN BE TOUGH AT

TIMES, AND YOU DON'T KNOW

WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO DO.

YOU JUST HAVE TO LOOK

FORWARD AND KEEP GOING ON.

Reporter: WITH EACH

STRUGGLE, THE RAYS HAVE

LEANED ON GOD.

I LEARNED YOU CAN'T

LOOK AT THE DOWN.

YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT THE UP

IN LIFE.

Reporter: THERE ARE

TIMES WE DON'T KNOW WHERE

WE'RE GOING.

WE'VE HAD TO SIT DOWN AND

EITHER PAY A BILL OR EAT.

Reporter: THE RAY

FAMILY SAYS THEY

EXPERIENCED GOD'S

PROVISION THROUGH

"OPERATION BLESSING"

PARTNER JOSEPH STOREHOUSE.

SEEING THE WHEEL

BARRELS COME TO THE DOOR

AND SEEING HOW MUCH FOOD

THEY GIVE, IT'S LIKE, WOW.

IT IS REALLY A BLESSING.

AND MY KIDS, THEIR EYES

WERE JUST, LIKE, OH, MY

GOSH.

"OPERATION BLESSING"

HAS HELPED US OUT A TON.

AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO

WORRY ABOUT GROCERIES,

THAT LITTLE BIT -- THAT

MAKES A HUGE DIFFERENCE.

IT HELPS.

PEOPLE WHO CAN DONATE

TO "OPERATION BLESSING,"

IT'S AN AMAZING THING.

YOU'RE SHOWING THE LOVE OF

GOD TO THEM THROUGH THE

GIFT YOUR GIVING.

Terry: THE HELP

YOU'RE GIVING IS NOT I UFT

JIJUSTIN THE FAR REACHES OF THE

WORLD, BUT IT IS HERE AT

HOME.

YOU ARE MAKING A

DIFFERENCE.

I'M TALKING ABOUT

INCREASING YOUR LEVEL.

YOU CAN MAKE SUCH A

DIFFERENCE.

AND RIGHT NOW YOUR GIFT IS

BEING DOUBLED.

SO CALL: 1-800-700-7000.

WE NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU.

GORDON?

Gordon: WELL, DAVID

IS AN 11-YEAR-OLD WITH A

LOT OF RESPONSIBILITIES.

ONE OF THEM IS WALKING A

MILE AND A HALF TWICE A

DAY TO FETCH WATER FOR HIS

FAMILY FROM A POND.

BUT NOT LONG AGO DAVID GOT

VERY SICK FROM DRINKING

THE SAME DIRTY WATER.

Reporter: 11-YEAR-OLD

DAVID ALWAYS HELPS OUT

WHEN HIS PARENTS NEED HIM.

HE IS SUCH A GOOD BOY.

SOMETIMES HE MADE FOOD FOR

US WHEN WE CAME BACK LATE

FROM WORKING ON THE FARM.

WE LOVE HIM SO MUCH.

Reporter: BUT DAVID

GOT SICK A LOT.

HE GETS A FEVER AND

CHILLS AND TERRIBLE

STOMACH PAIN.

SOMETIMES I TOOK HIM TO

THE HOSPITAL.

I WAS AFRAID DAVID WOULD

DIE.

Reporter: EVERYONE

KNEW DAVID GOT SICK FROM

DRINKING WATER FROM THIS

STAGNANT POND, WHERE HE

COLLECTED IT FOR HIS

FAMILY.

HE SAID HE COULD TELL BY

THE SMELL THAT SOMETHING

WAS WRONG.

THE WATER SMELLS LIKE

FERTILIZER.

I AM AFRAID TO DRINK IT,

BUT IT IS ALL THAT WE HAD.

Reporter: AND THEN

THERE IS THE MILE AND A

HALF WALK WITH THE HEAVY

WATER CONTAINER.

I SELECT WATER TWICE A

DAY.

MY HANDS AND NECK HURT SO

MUCH BY THE TIME I GET

HOME.

Reporter: SO CBN CAME

TO DAVID'S VILLAGE AND DUG

A WELL FOR THEM.

THE WATER TASTES GOOD.

IT IS SO FRESH AND CLEAN.

I LOVE DRINKING IT.

Reporter: AND BECAUSE

OF THE ABUNDANT WATER

SUPPLY, DAVID HAS BEEN

ABLE TO HELP HIS PARENTS

PLANT A GARDEN.

I GO AND PLANT LETTUCE

AND OTHER VEGETABLES.

I'M SO GRATEFUL FOR THE

NEW WELL AND FOR THE

VEGETABLE GARDEN.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH,

CBN, FOR THE WELL.

Gordon: YOU CAN BE A

PART OF IT.

YOU CAN BE A PART OF

PROVIDING FRESH WATER FOR

PEOPLE AND PROVIDING NOT

JUST A HANDOUT, BUT A

HAND-UP, SO THEY CAN HAVE

A HOPE AND A FUTURE, HAVE

A GARDEN OF THEIR OWN,

RAISE FOOD ON THEIR OWN.

JUST GIVE THEM THE DIGNITY

THAT ALL PEOPLE SHOULD

HAVE, THAT, YES, YOU CAN

MAKE IT.

GOD LOVES YOU.

WE LOVE YOU.

WE WANT TO HELP YOU.

YOU CAN BE A PART OF IT.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CALL

US: 1-800-700-7000.

SAY, YES, I WANT TO BE A

MEMBER OF "THE 700 CLUB."

TERRY?

Terry: GRACE'S

HUSBAND ABANDONED HER AND

THEIR INFANT SON AFTER

GRACE BECOME A CHRISTIAN.

SHE AND HER SON HAD BEEN

STRUGGLING TO SURVIVE EVER

SINCE.

THEN SHE PRAYED TO JESUS

FOR A BETTER JOB.

NOW SHE AND HER SON HAVE A

PROMISING FUTURE.

HERE IS WHY.

Reporter: JOSEPH'S

FATHER ABANDONED HIS

FAMILY WHEN HIS MOTHER

GRACE BECAME A CHRISTIAN.

HE NEVER LIKED ME

ATTENDING CHURCH AND

FOLLOWING JESUS.

WE ALWAYS FOUGHT ABOUT IT.

AND AFTER MY SON WAS BORN,

HE LEFT US.

Reporter: FOR EIGHT

YEARS SHE WORKED AS A MAID

AT SEVERAL HOMES.

SHE STRUGGLED TO PROVIDE

FOR HERSELF AND JOSEPH.

WHEN I COME HOME FROM

SCHOOL, I USUALLY HAVE

NOTHING TO EAT.

AND NO TOYS TO PLAY WITH.

MANY TIMES MY MOTHER AND I

SIT DOWN AND PRAY.

Reporter: THEY PRAYED

TO JESUS FOR A BETTER JOB.

AND THEN GRACE'S PASTOR

TOLD HER ABOUT A SEWING

COURSE OFFERED BY CBN.

AFTER COMPLETING THE

SIX-MONTH COURSE, CBN GAVE

EVERYONE BRAND NEW SEWING

MACHINES.

BY SEWING DRESSES, I

CAN EARN ENOUGH MONEY TO

TAKE CARE OF MYSELF.

Reporter: AND WE ALSO

GAVE JOSEPH A GIFT.

I NEVER HAD TOYS TO

PLAY WITH, AND NOW YOU

GAVE ME A TOY CAR.

Reporter: AND HE GETS

HOT MEALS AFTER SCHOOL.

I GIVE THANKS TO GOD

FOR GIVING CBN A HEART TO

HELP US.

BECAUSE OF YOUR HELP, I'M

HAPPILY EARNING MONEY BY

SEWING.

THANK YOU, CBN.

Terry: DIGNITY, HOPE,

AND A FUTURE.

THESE ARE GIFTS YOU GIVE

EVERY DAY TO PEOPLE ALL

AROUND THE WORLD, AS WELL

AS HERE AT HOME, WHEN YOU

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

PLEASE CALL NOW:

1-800-700-7000.

GORDON?

Gordon: WE'RE CLOSING

IN ON THE FINAL SECONDS ON

THIS WONDERFUL CHALLENGE.

AND YOU CAN BE A PART OF

IT.

WE WANT TO GO WAY OVER THE

TOP ON THIS.

SO CALL US NOW:

1-800-700-7000.

IF YOU WANT TO SEE PEOPLE

HELPED, IF YOU WANT TO SEE

PEOPLE WITHOUT FRESH WATER

GET FRESH WATER, IF YOU

WANT TO SEE CHILDREN WHO

NEED SPECIAL SURGERY,

WHETHER THAT IS HEART

SURGERY OR CLEFT PALATE

SURGERY, WE WANT TO BE

THERE FOR THEM.

AND WE'RE THERE IN YOUR

NAME.

IF YOU WANT TO SEE THE

GOSPEL PREACHED AROUND THE

WORLD, JOIN "THE 700

CLUB."

CALL US: 1-800-700-7000.

WELL, IT HAS BEEN A

GLORIOUS MORNING.

WE HAD A $187,000

CHALLENGE.

AGAINST THAT YOU GAVE

$222,000.

> WE LEAVE YOU WITH

THESE WORDS FROM PROVERBS:

"IF YOU HELP THE POOR, YOU

ARE LENDING TO THE LORD,

AND HE WILL REPAY YOU."

GOD BLESS YOU.

WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN

TOMORROW.

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