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The 700 Club - May 19, 2017

The worldwide church that began with a focus on their home city. Hillsong’s co-pastor Bobbie Houston looks back at forty years of ministry. Then, she was a Jew in Nazi Germany and soon they came for her. One Holocaust survivor tells her story. Read Transcript


Gordon: COMING

UP...HILLSONG'S COPASTOR

BOBBY HOUSTON LOOKS BACK

AT 40 YEARS OF MINISTRY.

> THEN...SHE WAS A JEW

IN NAZI GERMANY.

GIRLS WOULD COME AND

BEAT ME UP.

THEY CALLED ME "JEW BRAT."

Gordon: AND SOON THEY

CAME FOR HER.

AND I SAID, LORD, KEEP

ME STRONG.

Gordon: ONE HOLOCAUST

SURVIVOR TELLS HER STORY.

IT WAS SO AMAZING.

Gordon: ON TODAY'S

"700 CLUB."

*

Gordon: WELL, WELCOME

TO "THE 700 CLUB."

PRESIDENT TRUMP LEAVES

TODAY FOR HIS FIRST

OVERSEAS TRIP SINCE HE

TOOK OFFICE.

AND BECAUSE OF THE

IMPORTANCE OF THIS TRIP,

DAVID BRODY IS GOING TO BE

ALONG, AND HE'LL BE

PROVIDING YOU FIRSTHAND

ACCOUNTS AS HE MEETS IN

SAUDI ARABIA.

HE GOES THEN TO ISRAEL.

HE IS GOING TO BE PRAYING

AT THE WESTERN WALL.

AND THEN ON TO ROME.

AND HOPEFULLY HE CAN PATCH

UP THINGS WITH THE POPE.

Terry: WELL, SAUDI

ARABIA IS ON THE AGENDA

THIS WEEKEND, AND THE

PRESIDENT IS LOOKING TO

STRENGTHEN A COALITION

AGAINST ISLAMIC TERRORISM.

DALE HURD HAS THAT STORY.

Reporter: THE

PRESIDENT WILL STOP FIRST

IN SAUDI ARABIA, WHERE

HE'LL MEET WITH THE

LEADERS OF MORE THAN 50

MUSLIM NATIONS.

HE IS EXPECTED TO DELIVER

AN IMPORTANT SPEECH ON THE

NEED TO DIRECTLY CONFRONT

AND DEFEAT RADICAL ISLAM.

THE SPEECH IS INTENDED

TO UNITE THE BROADER

MUSLIM WORLD AGAINST

COMMON ENEMIES OF ALL

CIVILIZATION, AND TO

DEMONSTRATE AMERICA'S

COMMITMENT TO OUR MUSLIM

PARTNERS.

Reporter: CB CBN NEWS'

DAVID BRODY WILL BE

TRAVELLING WITH THE

PRESIDENT.

David: STEVEN MILLER

IS WRITING THAT ISLAM

SPEECH.

SO GET READY FOR SOME

POTENTIAL FIGHTING WORDS.

Reporter: AND THERE

IS HOPE IN SAUDI ARABIA

FOR A RESET IN RELATIONS

WITH THE UNITED STATES.

SAUDI ARABIA IS

DELIGHTED.

THEY WERE VERY

DISAPPOINTED WITH

PRESIDENT OBAMA, WHO THEY

THOUGHT FAVORED IRAN

RATHER THAN THEM.

Reporter: THE

PRESIDENT THEN HEADS TO

ISRAEL, WHERE HE'LL MEET

WITH PRIME MINISTER

BENJAMIN NETANYAHU ON

MONDAY AND PALESTINIAN

LEADER MAHMOUD ABBAS

TUESDAY IN BETHLEHEM.

ONE THING THE PRESIDENT IS

THE NOT EXPECTED TO DO ON

THIS TRIP: ANNOUNCE THE

MOVING OF THE U.S. EMBASSY

FROM TEL AVIV TO

JERUSALEM, SOMETHING HE

PLEDGED AS A CANDIDATE.

BUT HE WILL VISIT THE

CHURCH OF THE HOLY

SEPULCHRE AND SAY A PRAYER

AT THE WESTERN WALL IN

JERUSALEM.

THEN IT IS ON TO ROME AND

A MEETING WITH POPE

FRANCIS.

THE TWO HAD SHARP

DIFFERENCES DURING THE

CAMPAIGN SEASON OVER

MR. TRUMP'S PROPOSED

BORDER WALL.

ON THURSDAY, IT IS A NATO

SUMMIT IN BELGIUM, AND A

VISIT TO WHAT WAS, DURING

TRUMP'S ELECTION CAMPAIGN,

THE EVIL EMPIRE.

THE EUROPEAN UNION

HEADQUARTERS IN BRUSSELS,

AND A MEETING WITH THE

HEADS OF THE E.U. AND THE

EUROPEAN COUNCIL.

TRUMP WILL ALSO MEET NEWLY

ELECTED FRENCH PRESIDENT

EMMANUEL MACRON.

AND THE PRESIDENT WILL

THEN GO TO THE G-7 SUMMIT

IN SICILY, BEFORE WRAPPING

UP HIS TRIP WITH A SPEECH

TO AMERICAN AND ALLIED

SERVICEMEN AND THEIR

FAMILIES.

DALE HURD, CBN NEWS.

Gordon: WE WERE

HOPING HE WOULD MOVE THE

U.S. EMBASSY FROM TEL AVIV

FROM JERUSALEM, BUT IT

LOOKS LIKE THAT IS OFF THE

TABLE.

THERE IS STILL SCHEDULED A

MAJOR ADDRESS IN ISRAEL,

AND SO WE'LL SEE WHAT HE

HAS TO SAY FROM JERUSALEM.

AND WE'LL HAVE EXCLUSIVE

REPORTS FROM DAVID BRODY.

HIS REPORTS FROM THE

PRESIDENT'S INTERNATIONAL

TRIP WILL ALL BE ON NEXT

WEEK ON "THE 700 CLUB."

> IN OTHER NEWS, THE

INVESTIGATION INTO RUSSIAN

INTERFERENCE IN THE

ELECTION HAS TAKEN A

SURPRISING TURN.

JOHN JESSUP HAS THAT STORY

FROM OUR CBN NEWS BUREAU

IN WASHINGTON.

JOHN?

John: THANKS, GORDON.

NOW THAT THERE IS A

SPECIAL COUNSEL FOR THE

RUSSIAN INVESTIGATION,

CONGRESS IS LARGELY OUT OF

THE PICTURE.

BUT SOME ON CAPITOL HILL

SAYS THAT HAS ONE BENEFIT:

IT LET'S CONGRESS FOCUS ON

HEALTH CARE AND TAX

REFORM.

ABIGAIL ROBERTSON BRINGS

US THAT STORY.

Reporter: A SWARM OF

MEDIA GREETED SENATORS AS

THEY LEFT THEIR CLOSED

CLOSED-DOOR BRIEFING WITH

ROD ROSENSTEIN OVER THE

ONGOING RUSSIAN

INVESTIGATION.

I THINK THE SHOT TO THE

BODY IS IT IS NOW

CONSIDERED A CRIMINAL

INVESTIGATION, AND

CONGRESS' ABILITY TO

CONDUCT INVESTIGATIONS OF

ALL THINGS RUSSIA HAS BEEN

SEVERELY LIMITED, PROBABLY

IN AN APPROPRIATE FASHION.

Reporter: IN ADDITION

TO THE NEWS, IT IS NO

LONGER A

COUNTER-INTELLIGENCE

PROBE, WHICH DOES NOT

TYPICALLY RESULT IN

CHARGES.

DEMOCRATIC SENATORS CLAIM

ROSENSTEIN KNEW THE

PRESIDENT'S PLAN TO FIRE

JAMES COMEY BEFORE HE

WROTE THE MEMO OUTLINING

THE REASONS THAT THE

F.B.I. DIRECTOR SHOULD BE

DISMISSED.

SENATOR GRAHAM SAYS HE

THINKS MEMBERS FROM BOTH

PARTIES APPROVE OF THE

APPOINTMENT OF ROBERT

MUELLER AS SPECIAL COUNSEL

TO INVESTIGATE POSSIBLE

TIES WEAN THE TRUMP

CAMPAIGN AND RUSSIAN

OFFICIALS.

BUT MANY DO NOT UNDERSTAND

THAT IT PRETTY MUCH KNOCKS

CONGRESS OUT OF THE GAME.

ONE OF THE SIDE

BENEFITS OF THIS IS

CONGRESS HAS BEEN PRETTY

MUCH SIDELINED -- NOT

COMPLETELY, BUT PRETTY

MUCH -- AND WE CAN GO BACK

TO DEALING WITH

LEGISLATIVE MATTERS THAT

AFFECT THE AMERICAN

PEOPLE.

Reporter: THE

PRESIDENT THINKS THE

ENTIRE THING IS A WITCH

HUNT.

President Trump:

BELIEVE ME, THERE IS NO

COALITION.

Reporter: REPUBLICAN

LAWMAKERS ON THE HILL

INSIST THEY'RE MOVING

AHEAD AND MAKING PROGRESS

ON MANY ISSUES.

WHETHER IT IS HEALTH

CARE OR TAX REFORM, WE'RE

STILL DOING THOSE THINGS.

Reporter: SENATOR

LANGFORD TOLD CBN NEWS HE

THINKS THE MAINSTREAM

MEDIA PREFERS THE CHASE

OVER WHAT IS ACTUALLY

HAPPENING IN WASHINGTON

RIGHT NOW.

EVERYONE OBSESSES ABOUT

THE LATEST RUMOR, AND THEY

SEEM TO BE RUNNING THROUGH

A THEME, AND EVERYTHING IN

THAT THEME, THEY RUN WITH

IT, WHETHER ANYONE HAS

BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON

IT OR NOT.

SUDDENLY ONE PERSON WRITES

A STORY, AND EVERYONE

COVERS THAT STORY,

DOMINATING THE NEWS CYCLE.

Reporter: WE'RE

CLOSING OUT WHAT IS A

ROUGH WEEK FOR THE

ADMINISTRATION, BUT THEY

PLAN TO GET BACK ON TRACK

IN WHAT HOPES TO BE THE

FIRST SUCCESSFUL OVERSEAS

TRIP POR PRESIDEN FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP.

Efrem: MANY PEOPLE IN

INDONESIA ARE STILL

PROTESTING AFTER THE

FORMER CHRISTIAN GOVERNOR

OF JAKARTA WAS SENTENCED

TO TWO YEARS IN PRISON FOR

BLASPHEMY AGAINST ISLAM.

AND THERE IS GROWING

CONCERN THAT ISLAMIC

RADICALS ARE TRYING TO

IMPOSE THEIR IDEOLOGY IN

THE WORLDS LARGEST MUSLIM

NATION.

Reporter: ANGRY

SUPPORTERS OF AHOK

GATHERED IN FRONT OF THIS

COURT BUILDING, DEMANDING

THE RELEASE OF THE

CHRISTIAN GOVERNOR.

THIS BANNER SAYS SOMETHING

THAT MEANS...

FREEDOM FOR AHOK.

Reporter: AHOK WAS

SENTENCED TO TWO YEARS IN

PRISON AFTER BEING FOUND

GUILTY OF BLASPHEMY

AGAINST THE QURAN.

IN HIS CAMPAIGN SPEECH, HE

ALLEGEDLY STATED THAT

VOTERS WERE BEING DECEIVED

BY HIS OPPONENTS, WHO SAID

THE QURAN PROHIBITS

MUSLIMS FROM HAVING A

NON-MUSLIM LEADER.

BECAUSE OF THIS

BLASPHEMY CLAUSE, MAYBE

YOU HAVE NO WILLINGNESS TO

OPPOSE THE QURAN, BUT JUST

QUOTE THE QURAN, AND

THEY DO NOT HIDE

ANYTHING.

Reporter: WHY AHOK'S

SUPPORTERS HAVE AN APPEAL

TO THE HIGHER COURT, HIS

SUPPORTERS ALSO HOLD A

RALLY.

HE HAS BEEN SUCCESSFUL

IN CREATING THE TRUE

CHANGE IN INDONESIA.

SO WHEN WE ARE NOW TALKING

ABOUT HIM, WE ARE TALKING

ABOUT OURSELVES, OUR

DREAMS, OUR HOPE, ABOUT

OUR EXPECTATIONS, ABOUT

THE FUTURE OF INDONESIA.

ABOUT DEMOCRACY.

Reporter: LUCILLE

TALUSAN, CBN NEWS,

JAKARTA.

Reporter: EVEN THOUGH

INDONESIA IS THE WORLD'S

LARGEST MUSLIM NATION,

HISTORICALLY IT HAS BEEN

KNOWN AS A TO TOLERANT MUSLIM

NATION.

Gordon: YES AND NO.

THERE WERE CHRISTIAN

MASSACRES IN THE 1990s

AND 2000.

THERE WAS A HOPE FOR

INDONESIA.

INDONESIA IS THE LAST

MUSLIM DEMOCRACY.

TURKEY USED TO HAVE A

CLAIM TO BE A DEMOCRACY,

BUT THEY'RE NOW A

DICTATORSHIP BY ALL

ACCOUNTS.

SO THIS IS THE LAST ONE.

AND WHEN YOU HAVE A MUSLIM

MAJORITY NATION, THE

LARGER ISSUE HERE FOR

EUROPE, FOR THE UNITED

STATES, IS WHAT DOES IT

MEAN WHEN YOU HAVE A

MUSLIM MAJORITY?

UNDER THE QURAN, UNDER

SHAR'IA LAW, IT PREACHES

THAT A MUSLIM CANNOT BE

RULED BY A NON-MUSLIM.

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR

DEMOCRACY?

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR

FREE SPEECH?

WE'VE BEEN COVERING THIS

STORY WITH GREAT INTEREST

BECAUSE WHAT DOES THIS

MEAN FOR INDONESIA?

BUT FOR A LARGER

PERSPECTIVE, HOW SHOULD WE

APPROACH PEOPLE THAT SAY

WE WANT TO LIVE UNDER

SHAR'IA LAW?

WHEN YOU HAVE SHAR'IA LAW,

YOU DON'T HAVE FREEDOM OF

RELIGION, YOU DON'T HAVE

FREEDOM OF SPEECH, YOU

DON'T HAVE FREEDOM OF

ASSEMBLY.

YOU DON'T HAVE THESE

THINGS THAT WE HOLD DEAR

IN THE WEST.

AND WE NEED TO WAKE UP TO

THAT, TO SAY, IF YOU WANT

TO IMPOSE SHAR'IA LAW, NO,

YOU CAN'T BE CALLING

YOURSELF A DEMOCRACY.

SECRETARY OF STATE KERRY

SAID SOMETHING ABSOLUTELY

INCREDIBLE AS HE WAS

LEAVING OFFICE.

HE GAVE A LECTURE TO

ISRAEL.

CAN YOU BE A JEWISH STATE

AND STILL BE A DEMOCRACY?

AND EVEN THOUGH ISRAEL IS

THE ONLY DEMOCRACY IN THE

MIDDLE EAST, AND THERE ARE

MUSLIMS ELECTED TO THE

KNESSET.

IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN THE

OTHER WAY AROUND: CAN YOU

BE A MUSLIM NATION, CAN

YOU BE UNDER SHAR'IA LAW

AND BE A DEMOCRACY?

TERRY?

Terry: COMING UP, THE

PUSH TO RELOCATE THE

AMERICAN EMBASSY IN ISRAEL

TO THE ETERNAL CAPITAL OF

THE JEWISH STATE.

Gordon: STILL

AHEAD...

IT PLUNGES MANKIND INTO

A SECOND WORLD WAR.

Gordon: ...A WITNESS

TO EVIL.

THEY DRAGGED OLD MEN BY

THEIR BEARDS AND SHIPPED

THEM OFF, WHO KNOWS WHERE.

Gordon: SHE SAW THE

RISE OF THE FUERA AND THE

INSIDE OF HIS

CONCENTRATION CAMPS.

YOU'RE GOING TO BE

UNDER THE UNDESIRABLE.

Gordon: LATER ON "THE

700 CLUB."

Gordon: WELL, MORE

THAN 60 AMERICAN CHRISTIAN

LEADERS HAVE SENT

PRESIDENT TRUMP A LETTER.

THEY'RE CALLING FOR HIM TO

RECOGNIZE JERUSALEM AS THE

CAPITAL OF ISRAEL, AND

THEY WANT HIM TO MOVE THE

U.S. EMBASSY THERE.

A WHITE HOUSE OFFICIAL

TOLD REUTERS THAT TRUMP

WANTS TO MOVE THE EMBASSY,

BUT HE WON'T DO IT NOW.

TRUMP FEELS IT WOULD

COMPLICATE PEACE TALKS

BETWEEN THE ISRAELIS AND

PALESTINIANS.

CHRIS MITCHELL BRINGS US

THAT STORY.

Chris: IT WAS A

CAMPAIGN PROMISE CANDIDATE

DONALD TRUMP STATED OVER

AND OVER.

President Trump: WE

WILL MOVE THE AMERICAN

EMBASSY TO THE ETERNAL

CAPITAL OF THE JEWISH

PEOPLE, JERUSALEM.

Chris: BUT PRESIDENT

TRUMP WON'T FULFILL THAT

PROMISE WHEN HE VISITS

ISRAEL.

IT IS THE LATEST CHAPTER

IN AMERICA'S LONG

DIPLOMATIC HISTORY IN THE

HOLY LAND.

THIS IS WHERE THE FIRST

U.S. CONSULATE STOOD IN

1844.

NOW IT IS USED AS THE

CHRISTIAN INFORMATION

CENTER.

IN 1912 IT MOVED JUST A

FEW BLOCKS AWAY, TO A

PLACE CALLED PROPHETS

STREET.

THEN IT MOVED TO THIS

LOCATION, WHERE THE U.S.

REPRESENTATIVE TO THE

PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY NOW

SITS.

THIS CONSULATE REPORTS

DIRECTLY TO THE STATE

DEPARTMENT, RATHER THAN

THE U.S. EMBASSY IN TEL

AVIV.

ABOUT A 10-MINUTE DRIVE

AWAY IS A BUILDING THAT

PROVIDES CONSULATE

SERVICES FOR U.S.

CITIZENS.

ALL OF THIS WHILE THE

EMBASSY SITS IN TEL AVIV.

AFTER THE WHITE HOUSE

ANNOUNCEMENT NOT TO MOVE

THE EMBASSY NOW, THE

QUESTION REMAINS: WILL IT

EVER RELOCATE TO

JERUSALEM?

WE ACTUALLY MET WITH

SENATOR JOHN KYLE UP ON

CAPITOL HILL ONE DAY, AND

WE GAUGED THAT HE WAS

SERIOUS, AND THAT MOVING

THE EMBASSY WAS AN ISSUE

THAT HE WANTED TO DO ON

PRINCIPLE.

IT WASN'T POLITICS, IT WAS

PRINCIPLE.

AND HE ASKED US TO DRAFT A

BILL.

Chris: MORE THAN 20

YEARS AGO, DAVID PARSENS

OF THE I.C.E. J. HELPED

DRAFT THE 1994 JERUSALEM

EMBASSY ACT.

AS THE BILL WENT

THROUGH THE SAUSAGE

GRINDER OF CONGRESS, IT

CHANGED.

THEY ADDED THIS

PRESIDENTIAL WAIVER

AUTHORITY.

IT WAS INTENDED TO GUT THE

BILL.

IT SAYS EVERY SIX MONTHS

THE PRESIDENT CAN SUSPEND

THIS BILL, IF HE CERTIFIES

IT IS WITHIN U.S. NATIONAL

SECURITY ISSUE.

IT IS FEAR THAT HAS KEPT

US OUT.

Chris: FOR MORE THAN

20 YEARS, SUCCESSIVE

PRESIDENTS HAVE SIGNED

THAT WAIVER, AND THE

CURRENT ONE EXPIRES

JUNE 1st.

OTHER REASON GIVEN FOR

INVOKING THE WAIVER, IS

THAT THE U.S. IS SUPPOSED

TO BE AN HONEST BROKER.

HOW WOULD YOU ADDRESS

THE CONCERN OR CRITICISM

THAT SOME PEOPLE WOULD

HAVE, IF YOU DO THIS YOU

WILL UNDERMINE THE, QUOTE,

UNQUOTE, PEACE PROCESS,

AND YOU'LL BE UNDERMINING

THIS ABILITY TO HAVE A

NEGOTIATED DEAL.

I THINK AT LEAST

PUTTING OUR EMBASSY IN

WEST JERUSALEM WOULD

ACTUALLY STRENGTHEN THE

PEACE PROCESS.

IT WOULD GIVE ISRAEL

CONFIDENCE THAT ITS ALLY

AMERICA IS BEHIND IT.

I THINK THE LONGER THAT

THE NATIONS WAIT TO DO

THIS, THE BIGGER AND

BIGGER THE QUESTION OF

JERUSALEM BECOMES.

Chris: PARSENS SAYS

JERUSALEM SEEMS TO BE ON A

50-YEAR CYCLE OF FAVOR.

WHEN THE CITY WAS

REUNIFIED IN 1967, AND 100

YEARS AGO, WHEN ALLEN B.,

THE BRITISH GENERAL

MARCHED INTO THE CITY,

LIBERATED FROM THE OTTOMAN

TURKEYS, EVEN 150 YEARS

AGO, 1867, GENERAL WARREN

DISCOVERED THE OLD CITY,

THE ORIGINAL CITY OF

DAVID, SOUTH OF THE TEMPLE

MOUNT.

EACH OF THESE THINGS,

EVERY 50 YEARS, SOMETHING

HAPPENING IN JERUSALEM TO

REALLY FREE IT AND RELEASE

IT INTO ITS PROPHETIC

PURPOSES.

Chris: ISRAELI

LEADERS HOPE THAT ONE DAY

IT INCLUDES RELOCATING THE

EMBASSY.

ISRAEL REUNITED

JERUSALEM 50 YEARS AGO IN

1967.

BUT THE CONNECTION OF THE

JEWISH PEOPLE TO JERUSALEM

SPIRITUALLY GOES BACK

2,000 YEARS.

OUR CLAIM, OUR PRESENCE

IN JERUSALEM, HAS BEEN

HERE FOR DECADES.

JEWS HAVE BEEN STREAMING

BACK TO THEIR ANCIENT

CAPITAL FOR YEARS.

AND THE MOVEMENT OF THE

EMBASSY, FROM TEL AVIV TO

JERUSALEM, IS AN AMERICAN

RECOGNITION OF THE SPECIAL

TIES OF JERUSALEM TO THE

JEWISH PEOPLE.

IT MAY BE SYMBOLIC, BUT IT

GOES TO THE CORE OF THE

IDENTITY OF ISRAEL.

I THINK THE U.S. MOVING

THE EMBASSY TO JERUSALEM

IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO.

IT IS WAY OVERDUE.

AND, OF COURSE, IT WOULD

BE A BLESSING TO THE U.S.

Chris: IN 1950,

ISRAEL DECLARED JERUSALEM

AS ITS CAPITAL.

IN 1967, IT CAPTURED THE

OLD CITY AND THE EASTERN

PART OF JERUSALEM.

THEN IN 1980, ISRAEL

PASSED THE BASIC LAW OF

JERUSALEM THAT

INCORPORATED ALL OF THE

LAND CAPTURED IN 1967 AS

ITS CAPITAL.

THAT'S WHEN MOST EMBASSIES

LEFT JERUSALEM FOR TEL

AVIV, AND THE I.E. C.J.

MOVED IN.

TO REPRESENT CHRISTIANS

FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD

WHO WANT TO STAND IN

SOLIDARITY WITH ISRAEL, TO

HELP IT REACH ITS DESTINY,

AND WANT TO STAND IN

SOLIDARITY WITH THEIR

CLAIM AND CONNECTION TO

JERUSALEM.

Chris: AND WHETHER OR

NOT THE U.S. EMBASSY

EVENTUALLY MOVED TO

JERUSALEM, PARSENS SEES A

GLORIOUS FUTURE FOR THE

CITY.

THIS IS WHERE THE

PROMISED SON OF DAVID, THE

MESSIAH, WILL RULE AND

REIGN OVER THE WORLD IN

PEACE AND RIGHTEOUSNESS.

WE'RE CHRISTIANS, AND WE

BELIEVE THAT IS JESUS, BUT

I THINK A HOUSE OF PRAYER

FOR ALL PEOPLE, THAT

EXALTED THRONE OF THE

MESSIAH -- THIS IS

ISRAEL'S ULTIMATE DESTINY.

Chris: CHRIS

MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

JERUSALEM.

Gordon: WELL, I

CERTAINLY SUPPORT MOVING

THE U.S. EMBASSY TO

JERUSALEM.

IT IS TIME FOR OUR NATION

TO RECOGNIZE JERUSALEM IS

THE ETERNAL CAPITAL OF

ISRAEL.

AND THE ETERNAL UNDIVIDED

CAPITAL OF ISRAEL.

AND IF WE DO THAT, IT

SENDS A VERY STRONG

MESSAGE.

ONE OF THE PROBLEMS WITH

THIS SO-CALLED PEACE

PROCESS IS IT JUST

CONTINUES TO KICK THE CAN

DOWN THE ROAD.

IT HOLDS THINGS INTO

SUSPENSION.

JUST LOOK AT ONE U.N.

AGENCY.

IT'S CALLED UNRA, U.N.

RELIEF WORKS AGENCY.

IT HAS BEEN AROUND SINCE

1949, AND IT IS THE ONLY

REFUGEE AGENCY THAT

CONTINUES TO QUALIFY

PEOPLE AS REFUGEES FOR

GENERATIONS.

IT IS NOW FOUR TO FIVE

GENERATIONS SINCE 1949.

WHAT STARTED OUT AS RELIEF

TO 750,000 PEOPLE HAS

TURNED INTO RELIEF FOR

FIVE MILLION.

AND THESE ARE KEPT IN

CAMPS, IN LEBANON, IN

SYRIA, IN JORDAN, IN THE

WEST BANK, IN GAZA.

THEY'RE LITERALLY KEPT IN

CAMPS.

THEY'RE UNABLE TO WORK.

THEY'RE UNABLE TO HAVE

PRODUCTIVE LIVES IN THOSE

COUNTRIES, ALL BECAUSE OF

THIS SUSPENSION AND THE

HOPE THAT ONE DAY THEY'LL

RETURN TO HAIFA OR JAFFA.

THIS IS A PEPETUATION OF A

MYTH THAT SOMEHOW ISRAEL

IS GOING TO BE WIPED OFF

THE MAP.

WE NEED TO MOVE.

WE NEED TO BE DECISIVE ON

THIS.

ISRAEL HAS PROVEN THAT IT

IS A STEWARD AND A

WONDERFUL STEWARD, OF

JERUSALEM.

UNDER THE JORDANIANS, JEWS

WERE NOT PERMITTED -- THEY

WERE EXCLUDED FROM THE

JEWISH QUARTER, FROM THE

WESTERN WALL.

THERE WAS AN ETHNIC

CLEANSING.

AND 6 68 SYNAGOGUES WERE

DESTROYED.

AND MUSLIMS HAVE FREE

ACCESS TO THE TEMPLE

MOUNT.

THEY SAY THEY'RE GOING TO

RECOGNIZE ALL THREE MAJOR

RELIGIONS.

WHEN THEY ARE TALKING

ABOUT EAST JERUSALEM,

THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT THE

CHURCH OF THE HOLY

SEPULCHRE, AND THEY'RE

TALKING ABOUT THE GARDEN

OF GETHSEMANE.

THE MOUNT OF OLIVES, THE

WESTERN WALL, THE CITY OF

DAVID, HEZEKIAH'S TUNNEL,

THE POOL OF SOLOM.

CAN YOU IMAGINE OUR SACRED

SITES BEING UNDER THE

HANDS OF RADICAL MUSLIMS?

START THINKING ABOUT THAT,

AND THEN, YES, WE NEED TO

RECOGNIZE JERUSALEM IS THE

CAPITAL OF ISRAEL.

I WANT YOU TO UNDERSTAND

THE HISTORY HERE.

WE HAVE A SPECIAL SHOWING

CALLED "IN OUR HANDS: THE

BATTLE FOR JERUSALEM," AND

IT FOLLOWS THE SOLDIERS

WHO WON THAT INCREDIBLE

VICTORY AGAINST ALL ODDS,

OUTNUMBERED AND OUTGUNNED,

AND HERE IN JUST SIX DAYS

THEY CHANGED THE WORLD.

AND FOR THE FIRST TIME IN

2,000 YEARS, JERUSALEM WAS

ONCE AGAIN THE CAPITAL OF

ISRAEL.

YOU CAN GO TO IT, A ONE

NIGHT SHOWING ONLY.

THAT NIGHT IS TUESDAY, MAY

23rd, AT 7 p.m.

AND THIS IS ISRAEL DAY,

WHERE JEWS AROUND THE

WORLD CELEBRATE THE

REUNIFICATION OF

JERUSALEM.

YOU CAN BUY TICKETS AND

SEE WHICH THEATERS ARE

HOSTING THIS EVENT.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS GO

TO OUR WEBSITE,

inourhands1967.com GROUP

SALES ARE AVAILABLE.

I EENCOURAGE YOU TO GO WITH

A GROUP SO THEN YOU CAN

START THE CONVERSATION.

WHEN YOU UNDERSTAND THE

HISTORY, YOU THEN

UNDERSTAND TODAY'S

HEADLINES.

SO GO SEE THE MOVIE, MAY

23.

Terry: LET'S PRAY.

Gordon: LET'S PRAY

PARTICULARLY FOR THE PEACE

OF JERUSALEM, AND LET'S

PRAY FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP

AS HE TAKES HIS FIRST

INTERNATIONAL TRIP.

AND LET'S DO IT NOW.

JOIN WITH US.

LORD, WE JUST LIFT

JERUSALEM TO YOU.

AND, LORD, YOU HEAR THE

CRIES OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE

FOR CENTURIES, AND SO WE

JOIN WITH THEIR PRAYER

NEXT YEAR IN JERUSALEM.

AND YOU FULFILLED THAT

PRAYER IN 1967.

AND SO WE STAND WITH THEM,

AND WE STAND WITH YOU, AND

WE STAND IN AWE OF WHAT

YOU HAVE DONE.

FOR YOU HAVE STOOD BY YOUR

PROMISE TO THE JEWISH

PEOPLE TO RETURN THEM TO

THE LAND AND TO THE CITY

OF JERUSALEM.

SO WE SAY ALONG WITH THE

PSALMISTS, FROM PSALM 126:

"THE LORD HAS DONE GREAT

THINGS FOR THEM."

AND NOW WE LIFT OUR

LEADERS TO YOU.

THOSE IN THE STATE

DEPARTMENT, THOSE IN THE

ADMINISTRATION, AND

ESPECIALLY PRESIDENT

TRUMP.

GIVE THEM WISDOM, LORD

GOD.

DISCERNMENT AND

UNDERSTANDING.

SPEAK TO THEM, FOR WE ASK

IT ALL IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

AND AMEN.

Terry: UP NEXT, A

YOUNG JEWISH GIRL WHO WAS

SHIPPED OFF TO A NAZI

CONCENTRATION CAMP.

IF YOU THINK YOU'RE NOT

GOING TO BE FIT TO WORK,

WE SHOOT YOU ON THE SPOT

OR ELSE CLUB YOU TO DEATH.

I SAID, LORD, KEEP MY

STRONG.

Terry: HEAR THE REST

OF HER AMAZING STORY,

AFTER THIS.

Terry: AS A YOUNG

GIRL, ANITA DITMAN WAS

TEASED BY HER CLASSMATES

AND HATED BY HER

COUNTRYMEN.

THAT'S BECAUSE SHE WAS

HALF JEWISH AND SHE LIVED

IN NAZI GERMANY.

BEFORE LONG SHE WAS FORCED

OUT OF HER HOME INTO THE

GET TEASEGHETTOS, AND THEN LATER, A

CONCENTRATION CAMP.

I WAS OVERWHELMED BY

THE SIZE OF THE AUDIENCE.

BUT ONCE THE MUSIC

STARTED, I BECAME

COMPLETELY OBLIVIOUS TO MY

ENVIRONMENT.

AND I DANCED AND I DANCED.

AND IT WAS JUST WONDERFUL.

WHEN THE MUSIC STOPPED, I

COULDN'T BELIEVE MY EARS.

Terry: 6-YEAR-OLD

ANITA'S FIRST BALLET

RECITAL WAS BETTER THAN

SHE COULD IMAGINE,

ESPECIALLY FOR A JEWISH

GIRL IN 1933 GERMANY.

I HAD AN OVERWHELMING

APPLAUSE, AND I THOUGHT,

THIS CAN'T HAPPEN.

ALL THESE OF ARYANS.

Terry: IT HAD ONLY

BEEN A FEW MONTHS SINCE

ADOLPH HITLER WAS POINTED

CHANCELLOR AND HIS

ANTI-SEMITIC PROPAGANDA

WAS TAKING HOLD.

THE NEWSPAPER REVIEW THE

NEXT DAY SAID IT ALL.

THEY SAID THE DANCE WAS

SUPERBLY PERFORMED BY

ANITA DITMAN, BUT THE

GERMAN PEOPLE NO LONGER

WANT TO BE ENTERTAINED BY

A JEW.

RIGHT THERE, THEN, IT WAS

LIKE THE WHOLE WORLD WAS

FALLING APART.

HITLER BECOMES THE

LEADING SPOKESMAN FOR THE

NAZIS.

THEIR SLOGAN, "GERMANY

AWAKE."

Terry: ANITA WAS BORN

TO A JEWISH MOTHER AND A

GERMAN FATHER.

AND EVEN THOUGH SHE WAS

RAISED AN ATHEIST, THAT

HARDLY MATTERED TO THE

NAZI REGIME.

YOU HAD TO REGISTER AS

EITHER JEW OR ARYAN.

AND I SAID TO MY MOTHER,

WHERE DO I GO?

I'M A LITTLE OF BOTH.

AND SHE SAID, YOU'RE

GOING TO BE UNDER THE

UNDESIRABLES.

Terry: PERSECUTION

SOON FOLLOWED, ESPECIALLY

IN SCHOOL.

THE LITTLE ARYAN BOYS,

THEY WOULD THROW DOG

MANURE AND HORSE MANURE AT

ME.

AND GIRLS WOULD COME AND

BEAT ME UP AND CALL ME

"JEW BRAT."

Terry: ALL THE WHILE,

SHE HAD TO DECLARE

ALLEGIANCE TO HITLER.

WE HAD TO SING A GERMAN

ANTHEM, AND I VOWED I

WOULD NEVER LET THAT WORD,

HEIL HITLER, COME OVER MY

LIPS.

Terry: ANITA'S FATHER

DIVORCED HER MOTHER AND

ABANDONED THE FAMILY.

SOON AFTER.

THE GET GATSTOPO TOOK HER

FAMILY TO A NAZI CAMP.

THEY SAID ONE DAY,

WOULD YOU LIKE TO COME TO

CHURCH WITH US?

AND I SAID, YEAH, I'VE

NEVER BEEN IN A CHURCH.

IT HAD BEAUTIFUL, BIG

STAINED GLASS WINDOWS.

THEY DEPICTED CHRIST'S

BIRTH, LIFE, DEATH, AND

RESURRECTION.

AND I KEPT LOOKING AT HIM.

AND I WAS SO OVERWHELMED.

SOMETHING HAPPENED TO ME.

CHRIST CAME INTO MY LIFE,

INTO MY HEART, MY SOUL.

I HAD A PEACE INSIDE OF ME

THAT I HAD NOT KNOWN

BEFORE, AND I FELT A

SECURITY.

NO MATTER HOW THINGS GOT

BAD IN SCHOOL AND

EVERYTHING, IT DOESN'T

MATTER.

AND BALLET WAS NO LONGER

IMPORTANT.

I HAD TRADED IT IN FOR

SOMETHING MUCH BETTER.

Terry: TO ANITA'S

MOTHER AND SISTER, IT WAS

NOTHING MORE THAN A

FANTASY, BUT A ANITA KNEW

JESUS WAS REAL.

THE NEXT DAY SHE TOLD HER

FRIENDS WHAT HAD HAPPENED.

I STARTED TO CRY, AND I

SAID, WHAT CAN I DO TO

MAKE THEM BELIEVE ME?

AND THEY SAID, YOU DO

NOTHING.

TURN IT OVER TO THE LORD.

HE IS GOING TO DO THE

DOING.

YOU JUST LOVE YOUR MOM,

LOVE YOUR SISTER.

WHEN THEY SEE YOUR

HAPPINESS, EVEN IN THE

MIDST OF ALL OF THE

HORRIBLE THINGS THAT ARE

HAPPENING, THE LORD JESUS

WILL DO HIS THING.

Terry: THREE YEARS

LATER, IN 1937, ANITA

BEGAN ATTENDING SCHOOL AT

A LUTHERAN CHURCH THAT WAS

STILL OPEN TO JEWISH

CHILDREN.

ONE DAY THE MINISTER

VISITED THEIR HOME.

HE BROUGHT EACH ONE OF

US A BIBLE.

AND HE SAID, WE WOULD BE

VERY HAPPY TO HAVE YOU IN

OUR CHURCH.

AND MY MOTHER SAID, AREN'T

YOU TAKING CHANCES?

YOU COULD GET LOCKED UP.

BUT HE SAID, HOW CAN I

POSSIBLY NOT BE INTERESTED

IN HELPING GOD'S PEOPLE?

Terry: ANITA'S MOTHER

STARTED ATTENDING CHURCH

AND EVENTUALLY GAVE HER

LIFE TO CHRIST.

MEANWHILE, THE PASTOR

TRIED TO SECURE VISAS SO

THAT THE THREE OF THEM

COULD FLEE THE COUNTRY.

BUT ONLY HER SISTERS

ARRIVED, AND SHE ESCAPED

TO ENGLAND.

THE NEXT DAY,

SEPTEMBER 1st, 1939,

GERMANY INVADED POLAND.

ADOLPH HITLER PLUNGES

MANKIND INTO A SECOND

WORLD WAR.

Terry: WITH THE

BORDERS NOW CLOSED AND

HEAVILY GUARDED, ANITA AND

HER MOTHER WERE TRAPPED.

NEXT THE NAZIS LAUNCH A

SYSTEMATIC CAMPAIGN OF

HARASSMENT, PERSECUTION,

AND EVEN MURDER.

THEY BURNED ALL OF THE

SYNAGOGUES.

THEY DEMOLISHED ALL OF THE

STOREFRONTS OF JEWISH

BUSINESSES.

THEY DRAGGED OLD MEN BY

THEIR BEARDS OUT OF THEIR

HOMES AND PUT THEM INTO

POLICE WAGONS AND SHIPPED

THEM OFF TO WHO KNOWS

WHERE.

Terry: AT 15, ANITA

WAS BANNED FROM SCHOOL AND

FORCED INTO HARD LABOR

WITH HER MOTHER.

THEN ON JANUARY 7th,

1944, THEY CAME FOR HER

MOTHER.

I DIDN'T KNOW AT FIRST

WHERE THEY HAD TAKEN HER.

AND THEN I FOUND OUT THAT

IT WAS IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA,

A VERY BAD CAMP.

Terry: SEVEN MONTHS

LATER, ANITA WAS SENT TO

THE BARTO CONCENTRATION

CAMP, WHERE FOUR HOURS A

DAY, SHE DUG DITCHES DEEP

ENOUGH TO TRACK RUSSIAN

TANKS, AND EVENTUALLY

DEVELOPED BLOOD POISONING

FROM THE BLISTERS ON HER

FOOT.

I DIDN'T DARE LET THEM

KNOW I WAS LIMPING.

BECAUSE THEY HAD THE

ATTITUDE, IF YOU THINK

YOU'RE NOT GOING TO BE FIT

TO WORK, WE SHOOT YOU ON

THE SPOT OR ELSE CLUB YOU

TO DEATH.

I SAID, LORD, KEEP ME

STRONG.

Terry: THERE ANITA

MET OTHERS WHO ALSO LOVED

JESUS.

WE WERE HOUSED IN A

FILTHY OLD COBURN.

WE WEREN'T ALLOWED TO

SPEAK TO EACH OTHER.

BUT WHEN THE GUARDS WENT

LOOKING, THOSE OF US WHO

LOVED THE LORD, WE

COULDN'T HELP BUT TALK

ABOUT IT.

AND WE WOULD SIT AND

REHEARSE VERSES, SPECIAL

ROMANS 8: 28: "ALL THINGS

WORK TOGETHER FOR GOOD."

AND WE ASKED THE LORD, IF

HE WANTS US TO LIVE, WOULD

HE PLEASE HELP US TO

ESCAPE.

AND I'LL TELL YOU, LEAVE

IT UP TO THE LORD.

HE DEVISED A FANTASTIC

PLAN.

Terry: IN

JANUARY 1945, HITLER'S

FORCES WENT INTO FULL

RETREAT AS THE SOVIET

UNION CLOSED IN ON

GERMANY.

ANITA AND FOUR OTHER GIRLS

WERE PUT ON A WAGON FOR

TRANSFER TO ANOTHER CAMP.

USING CIGARETTES AND SOME

CHANGE ANITA HAD KEPT

HIDDEN, THEY PRESCRIBED

THEIR DRIVER, A POLISH

P.O.W., TO TAKE THEM TO

THE NEAREST TRAIN STATION,

A TRAIN SURROUNDED BY

GERMAN SOLDIERS WAS ABOUT

TO LEAVE.

IN A DARING MOVE, ANITA

APPROACHED ONE OF THE MEN,

CLAIMING THAT THE GIRLS

WERE LOCAL VILLAGERS

FLEEING THE RUSSIANS.

AND I SAID, CAN WE RIDE

WITH YOU?

WE'RE SEPARATED BECAUSE OF

OUR FAMILY BECAUSE OF THE

WAR.

IS THERE ROOM?

AND HE SAID, WE'LL MAKE

ROOM.

Terry: THEY GOT OFF

IN GERMANY, WHERE ANITA

SOUGHT MEDICAL TREATMENT

FOR HER BADLY INFECTED

LEG.

SHE WAS STILL RECOVERING

IN THE HOSPITAL WHEN

RUSSIAN SOLDIERS OVERTOOK

THE CITY ON APRIL 21st,

1940.

1945.

A FEW DAYS LATER, THE WAR

IN GERMANY ENDED.

ONCE RELEASED FROM THE

HOSPITAL, ANITA SPENT THE

NEXT FIVE WEEKS

HITCHHIKING THROUGH

WAR-TORN CZECHOSLOVAKIA.

THEN ON THE MORNING OF

JUNE 7th, SHE REACHED

THE CAMP WHERE HER MOTHER

HAD BEEN HELD AND FINALLY

REUNITED WITH HER MOTHER.

AT FIRST WE DIDN'T SAY

ANYTHING.

WE WERE JUST SO STUNNED.

AND THEN FINALLY WE HUGGED

EACH OTHER AND PRAISED THE

LORD AND CRIED.

IT WAS ANOTHER ONE OF

GOD'S MIRACLES.

IT WAS SO AMAZING, WHAT

GOD DID.

Terry: ONE YEAR LATER

ANITA AND HER MOTHER

IMMIGRATED TO THE UNITED

STATES AND MADE A NEW LIFE

IN MINNESOTA.

NOW AS A GRANDMOTHER, SHE

SHARES HER STORY OF HOW

SHE SURVIVED THE

HOLOCAUST, A MIRACLE SHE

CREDITS TO JESUS, WHO SHE

MET WHEN SHE WAS JUST

SEVEN YEARS OLD.

HE SAID THAT THE LITTLE

CHILDREN COME UNDER ME

BECAUSE THEIRS IS THE

KINGDOM OF HEAVEN.

UNLESS YOU BECOME LIKE

LITTLE CHILDREN, YOU

CANNOT ENTER THE KINGDOM

OF HEAVEN.

IT TAKES THAT KIND OF A

FAITH.

I HAVE AN AWESOME GOD.

Terry: IT IS QUITE AN

AMAZING STORY, ISN'T IT?

THERE IS SUCH WISDOM IN IT

FOR ALL OF US.

NO MATTER WHAT OUR

CIRCUMSTANCES.

YOU AND I HAVE NOT GONE

THROUGH WHAT ANITA DID,

BUT WE SERVE AND LOVE AND

WALK WITH THE SAME GOD,

THE GOD WHO DOES THE DOING

WHEN WE TRUST HIM.

THAT'S THE MESSAGE OF HER

STORY FOR YOU AND ME

TODAY.

YOU MAY HAVE SOMETHING IN

YOUR OWN LIFE THAT REALLY

IS IN NEED OF PRAYER, A

WALL IN FRONT OF YOU THAT

YOU CAN'T SEEM TO GET

THROUGH.

AND ANSWER THAT YOU NEED

TO SOMETHING THAT SEEMS

IMPOSSIBLE.

WE WANT YOU TO KNOW WE'RE

HERE FOR YOU TODAY.

OUR NUMBER IS TOLL-FREE,

AND WE HAVE PEOPLE

STANDING BY WHO WOULD LOVE

TO JOIN IN PRAYER WITH

YOU.

THE BIBLE SAYS, "WHERE TWO

OR MORE ARE GATHERED IN MY

NAME, THERE AM I IN THE

MIDST OF THAT."

LET'S PRAY TOGETHER AND

ASK GOD TO BREAK DOWN THE

WALL THAT YOU'RE FACING,

TO DO THE DOING IN YOUR

LIFE, AND IN THE MIDST OF

YOUR VERY REAL NEED.

> WELL, STILL AHEAD, WE

WANT YOU TO MEET A

HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR WHO

GETS SOME MUCH-NEEDED

HELP, AND IT'S ALL THANKS

TO VIEWERS LIKE YOU.

Gordon: STILL

AHEAD...THE CO-FOUNDER OF

THE WORLD FAMOUS HILLSONG

CHURCH.

BOBBY HOUSTON JOINS US

LATER ON TODAY'S "THE 700

Efrem: AND WELCOME

BACK TO "THE 700 CLUB."

INVESTIGATORS ARE LOOKING

INTO WHAT HAPPENED IN NEW

YORK CITY AFTER ONE WOMAN

WAS KILLED AND 22 PEOPLE

HURT WHEN A MAN PLOWED HIS

CAR THROUGH A CROWD IN

TIMES SQUARE ON THURSDAY.

POLICE IDENTIFIED THE

DRIVER AT 26-YEAR-OLD

RICHARD ROJAS FROM THE

BRONX.

HE ATTEMPTED TO FLEE AFTER

THE CRASH, BUT OFFICERS

QUICKLY ARRESTED HIM.

HE IS CHARGED WITH

SECOND-DEGREE MURDER AND

20 COUNTS OF ATTEMPTED

MURDER AND MORE.

HE REPORTEDLY HEARD VOICES

TELLING HIM TO HURT

PEOPLE.

THE OFFICERS SAID THEY

BELIEVE HE SMOKED

SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA BEFORE

THE CRASH.

THERE IS NO INDICATION

THAT THAT WAS AN ACT OF

TERROR.

> "OPERATION BLESSING"

HAS REBUILT A SCHOOL FOR

CHILDREN IN NEPAL.

A DEADLY EARTHQUAKE

DEVASTATED THE AREA TWO

YEARS AGO AND DESTROYED

THE SCHOOL BUILDING.

STUDENTS EVENTUALLY TRIED

TO RESUME THEIR STUDIES,

BUT THE CLOSEST SCHOOL WAS

A 40-MINUTE WALK AWAY.

SO "OPERATION BLESSING"

STEPPED IN, PROVIDING

RELIEF TO VICTIMS OF THE

DISASTER AND HELPING THEM

GET BACK ON THEIR FEET

WITH SKILLS TRAINING, AS

WELL AS REBUILDING THE

SCHOOL.

NOW 54 CHILDREN ARE

REGISTERED AND READY TO

ATTEND CLASSES RIGHT IN

THEIR OWN COMMUNITY.

> YOU CAN LEARN MORE

ABOUT "OPERATION BLESSING"

BY GOING TO ITS WEBSITE

AT ob.org.

GORDON AND TERRY ARE BACK

WITH MUCH MORE OF "THE 700

CLUB."

IT IS COMING UP RIGHT

AFTER THIS.

Gordon: AFTER

SURVIVING THE HOLOCAUST,

MICHAEL AND VERA MOVED TO

ISRAEL.

70 YEARS LATER, THEY WERE

STILL STRUGGLING TO GET

BY.

UNTIL CBN CAME KNOCKING ON

THEIR DOOR.

Reporter: MICHAEL AND

VERA HAVE BEEN MARRIED FOR

MORE THAN 60 YEARS.

DURING THAT TIME, THEY'VE

HELPED EACH OTHER COPE

WITH PAINFUL MEMORIES OF

THE HOLOCAUST.

THE SOUNDS OF THE BOMBS

WERE TERRIFYING.

WE ESCAPED UKRAINE TO

TAJIKISTAN.

THE REST OF MY FAMILY THAT

COULD NOT LEAVE WERE

KILLED WITH THE OTHER

JEWS.

THEIR BODIES ALL DUMPED IN

A GIANT PIT.

I WAS 10 YEARS OLD WHEN

THE NAZIS BEGAN BOMBING MY

VILLAGE.

AND I THOUGHT THE WORLD

WAS COMING TO AN END.

Reporter: WHILE VERA

AND HER FAMILY HELPED CARE

FOR SOVIET SOLDIERS IN

TAJIKISTAN, MICHAEL AND

THIS FAMILY ENDURED A

THREE-MONTH MARCH TO A

GHETTO IN UKRAINE.

EACH EVENING I CAN

STILL SEE THEM, BUT LOSING

MY FATHER HURT THE MOST.

I MISS HIM.

Reporter: MICHAEL AND

VERA BOTH HAVE THEIR

FAMILIES NAMES IN THE

HOLOCAUST MUSEUM IN

JERUSALEM.

THEY MET IN UKRAINE AFTER

THE WAR AND MOVED TO

ISRAEL IN 1995.

MICHAEL WORKED AS A STREET

CLEANER UNTIL HE WAS IN

HIS 70s.

THEIR CHILDREN CAN'T

AFFORD TO HELP THEM, SO

THEY STRUGGLE JUST TO BUY

FOOD.

WE LIVED PAYCHECK TO

PAYCHECK AND COULD NEVER

SAVE MUCH MONEY.

I COOKED OUR FOOD ON THE

SAME ELECTRIC HOT PLATE

FOR YEARS, BUT IT BROKE

AND WE CAN'T AFFORD TO

REPLACE IT.

Reporter: WE CBN

FOUND OUT ABOUT MICHAEL

AND VERA, WE BOUGHT THEM A

BRAND NEW HOT PLATE AND A

CONVECTION OVEN, AND EACH

WEEK WE GIVE THEM FOOD.

WE ARE VERY GRATEFUL.

WE APPRECIATE EVERYTHING

YOU ARE DOING TO HELP.

WE ARE SO VERY

GRATEFUL.

WE ARE NOT USED TO PEOPLE

GIVING US THINGS.

I'M VERY APPRECIATIVE FOR

EACH ITEM.

WE HAVE EVERYTHING WE

COULD POSSIBLY NEED.

THANK YOU.

Gordon: AND THANK

YOU.

IF YOU'RE A MEMBER OF "THE

700 CLUB," YOU'RE A PART

OF THAT.

IF YOU'RE NOT A MEMBER,

JOIN WITH US.

JOIN IN EVERYTHING.

AND IF YOU WANT TO

DESIGNATE A GIFT TO CBN

ISRAEL, YOUR GIFT WILL

HELP US PROVIDE EVEN MORE

HELP TO PEOPLE IN NEED IN

ISRAEL.

MANY PEOPLE DON'T

RECOGNIZE THAT IF YOU'RE A

HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR FROM

RUSSIA, FROM THE UKRAINE,

FROM THE FORMER SOVIET

UNION, YOU'RE NOT PART OF

THE REPARATIONS FROM

GERMANY.

AND WE WANT TO HELP THOSE

PEOPLE.

WE WANT TO BE THERE FOR

THEM.

YOU'RE A PART OF THAT.

AND YOU'RE A PART OF OUR

NEWS BUREAU IN JERUSALEM.

WE'RE PART OF THESE

WONDERFUL DOCUMENTARIES

WE'RE PUTTING OUT TO LET

PEOPLE KNOW THE REAL

HISTORY OF ISRAEL.

IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART

OF ALL OF THAT, CALL US:

1-800-700-7000.

OUR RIGHT CBN ISRAEL, CBN

CENTER, VIRGINIA BEACH,

VIRGINIA.

OR YOU CAN GO TO THE

WEBSITE, AND ON THE PLACE

FOR GIVING, THERE IS A

PLACE WHERE YOU CAN

DESIGNATE YOUR GIFT TO CBN

ISRAEL.

EITHER WAY, DO IT NOW:

1-800-700-7000.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, COMING

UP, SHE IS THE FOUNDER OF

A CHURCH THAT HAS A

WORLD-FAMOUS WORSHIP TEAM,

BRANCHES AROUND THE GLOBE,

AND RUNS ITS OWN

TELEVISION STATION.

HILLSONG'S BOBBY HOUSTON

JOINS US LIVE, SO DON'T GO

AWAY.

Terry: WHEN BOBBIE

HOUSTON AND HER HUSBAND,

BRIAN, STARTED THE

HILLSONG CHRISTIAN LIFE

CENTER, 70 PEOPLE WERE IN

THE CENTER.

THE CHURCH HAS CHANGED ITS

NAME TO HILLSONG, AND ITS

REACH HAS GONE FROM A FEW

DOZEN TO A FEW MILLION,

BUT BOBBIE IS QUICK TO

POINT OUT THERE HAVE BEEN

PLENTY OF BUMPS AND

BRUISES ALONG THE WAY.

Reporter: THEY ARE

KNOWN FOR THEIR MASSIVE

CONFERENCES AND LIVELY

MUSIC.

WITH MORE THAN 50 MILLION

PEOPLE SINGING THEIR SONGS

EVERY WEEK.

THEIR 40-YEAR JOURNEY

HASN'T BEEN WITHOUT

CHALLENGES, BUT TODAY

BOBBIE HAS BLOSSOMED IN

HER ROLE.

IN HER BOOK, BOBBIE SAYERS

SOME OF THE MILE MARKERS

THAT HAVE SHAPED HER LIFE,

AND HELPS US NAVIGATE THE

BENDS AND CURVES WE'LL

SHAPE IN OUR OWN LIVES.

Terry: BOBBIE HOUSTON

IS HERE WITH YOU NOWS.

AND WE WELCOME TO OUR

PROGRAM.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

I'M HONORED TO BE HERE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH, TERRY.

Terry: IT IS GREAT TO

HAVE YOU WITH US.

YOUR BOOK, "STAY THE

PATH," OPENS IN 1997 WITH

WHAT YOU CALL A MILESTONE

MOMENT.

TALK ABOUT THAT.

A MILESTONE MOMENT WHEN

I WENT OUT AND THIS CRAZY,

FABULOUS WOMAN SPOKE TO

ME.

I CAME TO CHRIST WHEN I

WAS 15, ALWAYS LOVED THE

LORD JESUS CHRIST.

SO WE WERE IN THE

PIONEERING PART OF ALL OF

THAT.

I WENT OUT TO A WOMAN'S

RETREAT, AND I ARRIVED A

LITTLE BIT LATE FOR A

NUMBER OF REASONS.

AND THERE WAS THIS

AMERICAN LADY THERE WHO

WAS A PROPHET, ACTUALLY.

AND SHE JUST HAD THIS

PROFOUND WORD OVER ME,

THAT REALLY ARTICULATED SO

MUCH OF I GUESS WHAT WAS

IN OUR HEARTS.

AND I CHOSE TO OPEN UP

WITH THOSE WORDS BECAUSE

IT TALKED ABOUT, YOU KNOW,

PAVING A WAY AND

PIONEERING, AND I GUESS

LABORING AND SOWING, AND

EVERYTHING THAT GOES INTO

THE MINISTRY.

Terry: THE ROAD GETS

ROUGH, AND I THINK

SOMETIMES IN THE STORY OF

JOSEPH, GOD GIVES US A

DREAM OR A VISION OR A

WORD FROM SOMEONE THAT

HOLDS US, THAT HELPS US

STAY THE PATH DURING THE

DIFFICULT TIME.

YES.

Terry: YOU GO ON AND

A FEW YEARS LATER YOU

SHARE THAT YOUR HUSBAND

CALLED YOU ONE DAY,

SURPRISINGLY, NOT

SOMETHING YOU EXPECTED TO

SAY, NOT I LOV WOULD LOVE TO

HAVE LUNCH WITH YOU, BUT I

NEED TO HAVE LUNCH WITH

YOU.

WHAT HAPPENED?

IT WAS AN EXTREMELY

IMPACTFUL DAY.

IT IS PROVEN TO BE A

DAY -- IT WASN'T JUST ONE

DAY, BUT IT ROLLED INTO A

NUMBER OF YEARS, THE

FALLOUT OF THAT.

BRIAN SPEAKS QUITE OPENLY

AND HONESTLY.

BASICALLY HE NEEDED TO

TELL ME, AS HIS WIFE,

ABOUT AN ACCUSATION THAT

HAD COME IN AGAINST HIS

FATHER.

AND I AGAIN HE SPEAKS VERY

MUCH ABOUT THIS HIMSELF,

BUT IT IS PRETTY HORRIFIC.

IT LATER TURNED OUT TO BE

TRUE.

AND, OF COURSE, WE HAD TO

DEAL WITH THE FALLOUT OF

THAT AND THE REPERCUSSION

OF THAT AND WHAT HAVE YOU.

I REMEMBER AT THE TIME, I

HAD ACTUALLY JUST TAUGHT

AT OUR SISTERHOOD, CALLED

"KINGDOM, WOMEN MAKE MINCE

MEET OF YOUR ENEMIES."

IT WAS HYSTERICAL.

HOW A WOMAN RISES IN THE

MIDST OF ADVERSITY.

AND I MARRIED IT WITH

PSALM 23, WHERE GOD LAYS A

TABLE BEFORE US IN THE

PRESENCE OF OUR ENEMIES,

AND CHALLENGES COME.

I JUST TAUGHT THIS CRAZY

MESSAGE, PASTORALLY, AND

THEN I LISTENED TO THIS

HORRIFIC, DAUNTING NEWS,

AND I THOUGHT, I NEED TO

GO LISTEN TO MY MESSAGE

AGAIN.

Terry: YOU WERE

PREACHING TO YOURSELF

WITHOUT EVEN REALIZING IT.

I THINK I WAS.

SOME OF THE THINGS I SPOKE

IN THAT MESSAGE ABOUT WHAT

THE ENEMY MEANS AGAINST

US, GOD IS ABLE TO TURN

AROUND.

Terry: IT IS PART OF

YOUR INHERITANCE AS HIS

DAUGHTER.

IT IS.

THAT WAS A HUGE PART OF

OUR LANDSCAPE FOR MANY

YEARS AND MANY LESSONS

ALONG THE WAY.

Terry: I THINK WHEN

YOU'RE IN LEADERSHIP,

THOSE THINGS ARE USED TO

CARVE COMPASSION AND MERCY

AND GRACE IN YOUR HEART

FOR THE PEOPLE THAT YOU'RE

LEADING.

YOU HAVE SAID GOD HAS

GIVEN YOU TREMENDOUS FAVOR

AS HILLSONG CHURCH, BUT

YOU ALSO PAID AN ENORMOUS

PRICE FOR IT.

IT MUST BE VERY DIFFICULT

TO HAVE THINGS LIKE THIS,

LIKE SO MANY PEOPLE

EXPERIENCE GOING ON IN

YOUR LIFE, YOU'RE IN A

LEADERSHIP POSITION.

HOW HAVE YOU HANDLED THAT?

I THINK I'M BLESSED TO

BE MARRIED TO QUITE A

REMARKABLE MAN.

HE IS AN INCREDIBLE

LEADER.

AND, YOU KNOW, THOSE TIMES

WHEN OUR CHURCH HAS FACED

THOSE CHALLENGES, HE HAS

ALWAYS LED OUR CHURCH WITH

INCREDIBLE INTEGRITY AND

WISDOM.

I THINK I HAVE LEARNED SO

MUCH BEING UNDER HIS WING.

EVERYONE FACES CHALLENGES

OF SOME DESCRIPTION.

I PERSONALLY BELIEVE GOD

WANTS TO OUTWORK THINGS IN

US.

HE IS A GOOD GOD, HE IS

TRUSTWORTHY, AND HE'LL

VINDICATE WHEN IT IS

NEEDED.

WE ALL DISCOVER THAT IN

DIFFERENT WAYS.

IN REASON OF OUR CALLING,

WHO WE ARE, ON THE GLOBAL

LANDSCAPE OF THE BODY OF

CHRIST, OUR TRIAL HAS COME

AT A DIFFERENT LEVEL, AND

IT HAS LOOKED DIFFERENT

FROM WHAT THE AVERAGE

PERSON HAS EXPERIENCED.

WE'VE HAD TO WEAR OUR

HEARTS IN A PUBLIC ARENA.

AND IN THIS CASE WE WERE

TALKING ABOUT A HORRIFIC

SITUATION.

WE HAD TO DEAL WITH THAT

ON A VERY PUBLIC FORUM.

Terry: DO YOU THINK

IT HAS MADE YOU MORE

APPROACHABLE TO PEOPLE?

I HOPE SO.

Terry: I THINK SO.

IN THE CONTEXT OF

AUSTRALIA -- OUR CHURCH IS

WIDER THAN AUSTRALIA, BUT

THE AVERAGE AUSTRALIAN HAS

WATCHED, THEY'VE WATCHED

ALL THESE YEARS, AND THE

HIGHS AND LOWS, AND WHAT

THEY SEE AT THE END OF THE

DAY IS HOPEFULLY A FRUIT.

I DON'T KNOW HOW MANY

BEAUTIFUL AUSTRALIANS WHO

ARE NOT IN CHURCH, AND

THEY SAY, YOU GUYS ARE

AWESOME.

WE KNOW WHAT YOU DO IN THE

COMMUNITY.

AND WE KNOW YOU'RE

GENUINE.

Terry: AND THEY ALSO

LISTEN TO WHAT YOU HAVE TO

SAY.

WELL, YOUR BOOK IS REALLY

SUCH AN ENCOURAGEMENT TO

BELIEVERS TO, I THINK,

TRUST GOD, NUMBER ONE, AND

THEN TO STAY THE COURSE.

YES.

Terry: THERE ARE SO

MANY TIMES IN SCRIPTURE

WHERE GOD SAYS TO US

THINGS LIKE, AND HAVING

DONE ALL, STANDS.

WHAT DO YOU WANT THE

TAKE-AWAY FROM YOUR BOOK

TO BE?

I THINK IT IS WRAPPED

UP IN THE TITLE, "STAY THE

PATH."

I THINK THAT THE MAIN

RESPONSE TO THAT QUESTION

WOULD BE FOR PEOPLE TO

UNDERSTAND THAT THERE IS A

PATH AND THERE IS A

JOURNEY, AND THAT WE ARE

ON A PILGRIMAGE.

AND IT IS A CRITICAL

DESTINATION.

AND IT CAN'T BE MISSED AND

IT CAN'T BE COMPROMISED,

AND IT CAN'T BE SABOTAGED

OR ALLOWED TO BE

FORFEITTED OR WHATEVER

BECAUSE IT IS TOO

CRITICAL.

MY HUSBAND ALWAYS SAYS,

LIFE IS LONG AND LIFE IS

SHORT.

AND THERE IS TRUTH IN

THAT.

BUT ONE DAY IT IS ALL

GOING TO BE OVER.

AND WE'RE GOING TO STAND

BEFORE OUR CREATOR.

AND SO AS A WOMAN, AS A

MOM, AS A PASTOR AND A

GRANDMOTHER THESE DAYS, I

THINK IT IS JUST INHERENT

THAT PEOPLE UNDERSTAND

THIS.

BECAUSE IF YOU HAVE NO

CONVICTION OR DESTINATION,

THEN WHY WOULD YOU STAY

THE PATH?

AND YOUNG PEOPLE TODAY --

WE HAVE THIS WORLD

SURROUNDING US AND THEY'RE

ACTUALLY QUITE LOST.

THEY'RE LOST IN THEIR

SENSE OF PERSONHOOD AND

THEIR IDENTITY.

THEY JUST LOOK FOR THIS

TRANSIENT MOMENT AND IT IS

GOING TO BE WASTEFUL.

Terry: YOUR BOOK IS A

MAP.

THE BOOK IS CALLED "STAY

THE PATH: NAVIGATING THE

CHALLENGES AND WONDER OF

LIFE, LOVE, AND

LEADERSHIP."

GREAT TO HAVE YOU WITH US

TODAY.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

Terry: WE WANT TO

LEAVE YOU WITH THESE WORDS

FROM 2 CORINTHIANS: "NOW

THE LORD IS THE SPIRIT,

AND WHERE THE SPIRIT OF

THE LORD IS, THERE IS

FREEDOM."

GOD BLESS YOU.

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