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700 Club Interactive - June 13, 2017

Former Army Ranger and hero of the Benghazi attack Kris Paronto shares his tools for discipline, motivation, success and peace in life. Read Transcript


MY NAME IS CHRIS

PERONTO, AND CODE NAME WAS

PRONTO.

Gordon: HE IS KNOWN

AS THE BENGHAZI HERO.

I REMEMBER I STARTED

SHOOTING BACK, AND I WAS

OUT IN THE OPEN, NO COVER.

Gordon: CHRIS TONTO

PORONTO JOINS US IN THE

STUDIO ON TODAY'S "700

CLUB INTERACTIVE."

WELL, IMOORNG GOOD MORNING, AND

WELCOME TO THE SHOW.

THE ISSUE ROCK BAND U-2

APPEARED ON JIMMY KIMMEL

LIVE, AND THEY DECIDED TO

FIGHT HATE WITH A LITTLE

GOSPEL MUSIC.

TAKE A LOOK.

* I STILL HAVEN'T FOUND

WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR *

*

HE WILL LIFT YOU HIGHER *

* HE WILL BRING YOU

SHELTER *

* YEAH, YEAH

* I BELIEVE THE KINGDOM

COME *

* AND ALL OF THE PROBLEMS

WILL BLEED INTO ONE *

* BLEED INTO ONE

*

*

Terry: THAT'S ONE OF

THOSE MOMENTS, CHOIR

MEMBERS WERE PLANTED

THROUGHOUT THE CITY, AND

JOINED IN TO SING ABOUT

CHRIST'S DELIVERANCE

THROUGH THE CROSS.

A REMARKABLE MOMENT.

Gordon: WHAT A

WONDERFUL THING TO DO IN

HONOR OF THE MANCHESTER

VICTIMS.

THAT IS A GOOD THING TO

DO.

Terry: INSPIRING.

> AS WE'RE TALKING ABOUT

ARTISTS AND THEIR FAITH,

SINGER KATY PERRY HAS BEEN

QUITE OPEN ABOUT HER

CHRISTIAN UPBRINGING, AND

HAS CONDEMNED WHAT SHE

DEEMS TO BE THE TRAPPINGS

OF RELIGION.

IN A RECENT INTERVIEW, THE

32-YEAR-OLD CHIDED HER

PARENTS FOR THE SHELTERED

CHILDHOOD THAT HAD WHAT

SHE DESCRIBED HAS

MAKESHIFT PAROCHIAL

SCHOOLS AND RACISM.

IT WOULD BE HARD FOR ANY

PARENT TO HEAR THAT.

IT IS ESPECIALLY DIFFICULT

WHEN YOU'RE IN THE

MINISTRY AS KATIE'S

PARENTS ARE.

KATIE'S MOM RECENTLY

OPENED UP ABOUT THE

BACKLASH THEY FACED DUE TO

HER DAUGHTER'S BEHAVIOR.

"PEOPLE ASK US, HOW D COULD

YOU HAVE A DAUGHTER LIKE

THAT?

THE DEVIL DEFINITELY TRIES

TO STEE STEAL MY JOY.

YOU HAVE TO RISE ABOVE

YOUR FEELINGS AND YOU MUST

STAY IN COMMUNICATION."

Gordon: SHE WENT ON

TO SAY SHE HAS TO RELY ON

JESUS, AND DESPITE

EVERYTHING, THEY HAVE

CHOSEN TO STAY IN CLOSE

CONTACT WITH KATIE.

THEY ENCOURAGE PARENTS WHO

FIND THEMSELVES IN A

SIMILAR SITUATION WITH

THEIR CHILD TO CONTINUE

PROVIDING UNCONDITIONAL

LOVE.

I HAVE A HEARTY AMEN TO

THAT.

KEEP THINGS CLOSE AND KEEP

LOVING, KEEP FORGIVING,

AND LOVE THEM THROUGH.

I THINK A LOT OF FAMILIES

IN AMERICA TODAY HAVE

PRODIGALS THAT YOU RAISED

IN THE FAITH, AND THEY

DECIDE FOR WHATEVER REASON

TO GO OFF ON THEIR OWN.

SOME BECOME VERY VOCAL IN

SAYING THAT THEY DON'T

BELIEVE ANYMORE.

AND THEY DON'T HOLD TO THE

TENANTS OF THE CHRISTIAN

FAITH.

AND YOU NEED TO KEEP

LOVING THEM.

Terry: BOY, THAT'S

FOR SURE.

I'VE BEEI THINK KEEPING THE DOOR

TO COMMUNICATION OPEN IS

FUNDAMENTAL.

Gordon: IT IS

FUNDAMENTAL TO FAMILY.

Terry: YEAH.

BUT WE HAVE THE PRIVILEGE

AND THE OPPORTUNITY TO

SHOW THE UNCONDITIONAL

LOVE OF GOD TO OUR KIDS,

WHICH IS SOMETHING THAT

MAYBE AS PARENTS WE CAN DO

AND NOBODY ELSE CAN IN THE

SAME WAY, DO YOU THINK?

Gordon: YEAH.

IF ANYONE IS GOING TO

REACH THEM, THE PARENTS

CAN.

Terry: THEY KNOW YOU

AND LOVE YOU ANYWAY.

Gordon: WE KNOW WHAT

YOU'RE DOING, AND WE DON'T

AGREE WITH IT, BUT YOU'RE

AN ADULT AND WHAT ARE YOU

DOING FOR THANKSGIVING.

> A NEWED VIDEO GAME

TAKES ANTI-CHRISTIAN BIAS

IN THE ENTERTAINMENT

INDUSTRY TO A WHOLE NEW

LEVEL.

SENDING MEMBERS TO SHOOT

DOWN A VIOLENT CHRISTIAN

CULT.

AN ILLUSTRATION FOR THE

GAME IS A MOCKERY OF "THE

LAST SUPPER."

WE DO HAVE A CLIP FROM THE

TRAILER TO SHOW YOU, AND

SOME IMAGES MAY BE

DISTURBING.

AND WE WILL TAKE YOU.

WILLING OR NOT.

AND SOME OF YOU MAY FIGHT.

I AM YOUR FATHER.

AND YOU ARE MY CHILDREN.

*

*

*

THE END IS UPON US.

I SHALL LEAVE YOU AT THE

GATE, FOR YOU ARE MY

CHILDREN AND I AM YOUR

FATHER.

Gordon: THAT IS

INCREDIBLE.

LET ME UNDERLINE CULT --

THERE IS NOTHING CHRISTIAN

IN THE PASTOR SAYING, I AM

YOUR FATHER.

THAT'S NOT THE BASIC

CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE --

THAT'S NOT THERE.

Terry: THERE IS A

PETITION ON change.org

TRYING TO GET "FAR CRY"

CANCELLED, AND SO FAR IT

HAS BEEN SIGNED BYOR BY OVER A

THOUSAND PEOPLE.

Gordon: I'M NOT SURE

IT WILL GET IT CANCELLED.

BUT WE NEED TO GET THE

EDUCATION OUT THERE THAT

VIOLENT AND CHRISTIAN

DON'T GO TOGETHER IN THE

SAME SENTENCE.

WE NEED TO LOVE OUR

ENEMIES.

DO GOOD TO THOSE WHO

PERSECUTE YOU.

THESE ARE THE WORDS OF

JESUS.

AND HE ABSOLUTELY LIVED

THAT OUT.

AND SHOWED US AN EXAMPLE

BY GOING TO THE CROSS.

YEAH, VIOLENT AND

CHRISTIAN DON'T GO

TOGETHER.

Terry: ANTI-CHRISTIAN

BIAS IS ALSO AFFECTING A

FAMILY IN MICHIGAN.

A FARMER IS FIGHTING BACK

AFTER BEING KICKED OUT OF

A FARMERS' MARKET SIMPLY

BECAUSE HE BELIEVES IN

BABBLE MARRIAGE.

STEVE TENISSON HAS BEEN

DOING BUSINESS AT THIS

LOCAL FARMERS' MARKET

SINCE 2010, BUT CITY

OFFICIALS RECENTLY OUSTED

HIM WHEN THEY FOUND OUT HE

BELIEVES MARRIAGE SHOULD

BE BETWEEN A MAN AND A

WOMAN.

HE AND HIS WIFE, BRIDGET,

CAN'T BELIEVE WHAT HAS

HAPPENED.

ALL OF A SUDDEN I FELT

LIKELIKE WE DON'T EVEN BELIEVE

WHAT WE WANTED TO BELIEVE.

WE HAD TO BE QUIET.

NEVER BEFORE WOULD I

HAVE EVER THOUGHT THAT THE

FAITH WE HAVE HERE IN OUR

FAMILY AT OUR HOME, IN OUR

FARM, WOULD PROHIBIT US

FROM BEING ALLOWED TO

PARTICIPATE IN THE

COMMUNITY.

THE MISSION HERE AT OUR

FAMILY FARM HERE AT THE

COUNTRY MILL IS TO GLORIFY

GOD BY HAVING FAMILY FUN

AT THE FARM AND FEEDING

FAMILIES.

Gordon: THE ALLIANCE

DEFENDING FREEDOM HAVE

FILED A COMPLAINT WITH THE

U.S. DISTRICT COURT FOR

THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF

MICHIGAN.

IN THAT COMPLAINT THEY'LL

COMPLAIN HOW THE CITY

POLICY VIOLATES THE

CONSTITUTION'S GUARANTEE

OF FREE SPEECH, FREEDOM OF

RELIGION, AND EQUAL

PROTECTION.

IT IS A SHAME WE'VE GOT TO

GO TO COURT IN ORDER TO

ENFORCE OUR CONSTITUTIONAL

RIGHTS.

BUT THAT SEEMS TO BE THE

POSITION HERE.

WHY A CITY WANTS TO

SOMEHOW ENFORCE POLITICAL

CORRECTNESS AT A FARMERS'

MARKET IS SORT OF BEYOND

ME.

I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY GAY

MARRIAGE HAS TO DO WITH

THE FARMERS' MARKET, BUT

THAT'S WHAT THEY'VE DONE.

Terry: IT SMACKS OF

THE THOUGHT POLICE.

WE OUGHT TO DECLARE LOUDLY

THAT THAT IS NOT OKAY.

BECAUSE IF YOU DON'T, YOU

FIND YOURSELF IN DIFFICULT

CIRCUMSTANCES.

Gordon: WE NEED TO

DEFEND ONE ANOTHER AND

CERTAINLY DON'T ROLL OVER.

IF YOU'RE A VICTIM OF THIS

KIND OF -- I CALL IT

DISCRIMINATION BECAUSE

THAT'S WHAT IT IS, IT IS

RELIGIOUS DISTRIBUTION.

WE HAVE SEEN IT WITH THE

QUESTION SENATOR BERNIE

SANDERS HAD FOR A

CHRISTIAN NOMINEE TO BE IN

THE OFFICE OF THE

BUDGET -- WHY WOULD HE BE

EXAMINED ON HIS RELIGIOUS

BELIEFS, BUT SENATOR

SANDERS TOOK IT UPON

HIMSELF TO DO THAT, AND

LOUDLY PROCLAIMED, I CAN'T

VOTE FOR YOU BECAUSE OF

WHAT YOU BELIEVE.

NOW WE'RE SEEING THAT SAME

THING HAPPEN AT A FARMERS'

MARKET.

THIS ISN'T SOMETHING WHERE

WE ROLL OVER AND PLAY

DEAD.

WE NEED TO STAND UP FOR

OUR RIGHTS.

WE NEED TO DEFEND WHAT IS

IN THE CONSTITUTION, WHICH

IS FREEDOM OF SPEECH,

FREEDOM OF RELIGION,

FREEDOM OF ASSEMBLY.

WE HAVE ALL OF THESE

THINGS, AND WE NEED TO

DEFEND THEM.

> WELL, COMING UP,

FORMER ARMY RANGER AND

HERO FROM THE BENGHAZI

ATTACKS SHARES WHAT

HAPPENS AND HOW YOU CAN

DEVELOP A BATTLE PLAN THAT

WILL MAXIMIZE YOUR CHANCES

OF SUCCESS.

HE IS RIGHT HERE IN THE

STUDIO AND UP NEXT, SO

DON'T GO AWAY.

Gordon: FORMER ARMY

RANGER CHRIS PERONTO WAS A

KEY PLAYER IN THE RESCUE

MISSION IN BENGHAZI BACK

IN 2012.

HE SAYS CERTAIN PRINCIPLES

THAT HELPED HIM BACK THEN

CAN HELP YOU, TOO.

I WAS IN THE U.S. ARMY.

I WAS WITH THE SECOND

BATTALION, 75th

REGIMENT.

Reporter: CHRIS WAS

ONE OF SEVEN OPERATOR

WHO'S FIGHT TERRORISTS IN

THE STATE DEPARTMENT IN

BENGHAZI, LIBYA.

HE SAYS HE AND HIS TEAM

FOLLOWED IDEALS THAT MADE

THEM STRONGER, MORE

DISCIPLINED, AND MORE

CONFIDENT ON THE FIELD.

IN HIS BOOK, "THE RANGER

WAY," HE SHARES THE

PRINCIPLES THAT HELPED HIM

SUCCEED ON THE

BATTLEFIELD, AND THEY'LL

ALSO HELP YOU SUCCEED IN

LIFE.

Gordon: CHRIS JOINS

ME NOW.

THANKS FOR BEING HERE.

SURE.

THANK YOU.

Gordon: IT IS A

PLEASURE TO HAVE YOU.

THE PLEASURE IS MINE,

AS USUAL.

Gordon: LET'S GET

RIGHT INTO THE BACK, "THE

RANGER'S WAY."

AND YOU SAY WE NEED A

BATTLE PLAN.

WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY THAT?

IT IS STRUCTURE.

HOW YOU MOTIVATE YOURSELF

TO MOVE TO WHATEVER GOAL

YOU HAVE AT THE END OF THE

RAINBOW, PER SE.

THE BATTLE PLENTY PLAN, THOUGH,

IS SOMETHING YOU LEARN

FROM OTHER PEOPLE, AND IT

IS ALSO SOMETHING YOU

LEARN FROM FAILURES.

IT IS EVER-CHANGING.

PEOPLE GET LOCKED INTO --

I SEE THAT MORE WITH THE

MILLENNIALS MORE NOWADAYS.

YOU GET LOCKED INTO ONE

WAY OF DOING THINGS, AND

IF IT DOESN'T GO THAT WAY,

YOU STOP AND YOU QUIT.

YOU CAN'T DO THAT.

YOU HAVE TO FIGURE OUT A

WAY TO GET AROUND OR OVER

OR THROUGH AN OBSTACLE

THAT MAY LIE AHEAD.

Gordon: NO BATTLE

PLAN LAYS DOWN CONTACT

WITH THE ENEMY.

NEVER.

WE HAVE SOMETHING IN THE

RANGERS BE IN THE MILITARY

THAT SAYS, THE PLAN THAT

YOU DEVELOPED RIGHT AT THE

BEGINNING, IT WILL NEVER

GO ACCORDING TO THAT PLAN.

IT WILL ALWAYS BE

EVER-CHANGING AND YOU

ALWAYS HAVE TO BE ABLE TO

ADJUST TO IT.

Gordon: HOW DO YOU

CONSTRUCT ONE.

I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE

SAY, I GET THE IDEA, BUT

LET'S HAVE A BATTLE PLAN,

A PLAN GOING FORWARD.

HOW DO YOU DO IT?

I'M A BIT OLDER NOW.

I'M 46.

NOW I'VE BEEN THROUGH

ENOUGH LIFE EXPERIENCES

THAT WHEN I HIT AN

OBSTACLE OR COME INTO

SOMETHING THAT MAYBE A

CRISIS SITUATION, OR MAYBE

SOMETHING NORMAL IN LIFE'S

DAILY ROUTINE, I'VE BEEN

THROUGH THAT BEFORE, OUR

I'VE GONE THROUGH A CRISIS

SITUATION BEFORE SO I KNOW

WHAT SKILL SET I NEED TO

PULL FROM.

AND ESPECIALLY THAT NIGHT

IN BENGHAZI, AND I GO BACK

TO THAT A BIT IN THE BOOK,

WHEN ADRENALIN COMES UP,

WHEN YOU GET THAT FLIGHT

OR FLIGHT RESPONSE, I KNOW

HOW TO DEAL WITH THAT.

I KNOW HOW TO PUSH IT OUT

TO MY EXTREMITIES --

Gordon: TO REJOICE IN

IT BECAUSE IT WILL MAKE

YOU BETTER.

REJOICE IS THE PERFECT

WORD BECAUSE I WAS HAVING

FUN THAT NIGHT BECAUSE I

ACCEPTED THE FACT THAT GOD

HAD ME IN THAT POSITION.

WE CALL IT GOING INTO THE

FLOW.

YOU'RE ABLE TO GET THOSE

BLINDERS OFF.

THOSE BLINDERS COME OFF

AND YOU'RE ABLE TO SEE

EVERYTHING.

YOU'RE REJOICING IN THE

FACT THAT, MY GOD, I'M IN

THIS SITUATION THAT NOBODY

GETS TO BE INTO.

THAT CAN GO BACK TO JUST

YOUR NORMAL SITUATION,

TOO.

I'M IN A SITUATION, I HAVE

A FLAT TIRE.

OKAY, I KNOW HOW TO HANDLE

THIS THING.

LET'S GET THIS FIXED AND

THEN LET'S GET TO WORK.

AND IT CAN BE AS SIMPLE AS

THAT TO SEEING MORTARS HID

YOUR FRIENDS AND KILL YOUR

FRIENDS, AND HOW DO YOU

DEAL WITH THAT?

Gordon: HERE YOU ARE

PUTTING YOUR LIFE ON THE

LINE, AND THEN AT THE END

OF ALL OF THAT, YOU FIND

OUT THAT YOU'RE OUT NOW?

YEAH.

Gordon: AND YOU'RE

OUT SPECIFICALLY BECAUSE

YOU PUT YOUR LIFE ON THE

LINE?

YOU HAVE TO KNOW, I HAD

A GOOD UPBRINGING.

I HAD A STRONG FATHER AND

A STRONG MOTHER WHO SAID,

YOU CAN ALWAYS MAKE

LEMONADE OUT OF LEMONS.

FIND THE POSITIVES OUT OF

WHAT TOOK PLACE THAT

NIGHT.

INITIALLY I WAS UPSET -- I

WAS.

AND YOU SEE THE STORY

BEING MISCONSTRUED, AND

SEEING THE DIRTY SIDE OF

POLITICS, WHICH I DIDN'T

PAY ATTENTION MUCH TO FOR

THE FIRST 18 YEARS OF MY

SERVING.

WHAT I DID INITIALLY WAS I

TRIED TO FIND A POSITIVE

OUT OF IT.

WHAT AM I GOING TO DO?

I'M GOING TO GO BACK AND

BE WITH MY BUDDIES.

I WENT BACK TO YEMEN.

I FOUND SOMETHING THAT

MADE ME HAPPY, AND THAT'S

WHAT YOU SHOULD ALWAYS DO,

FIND SOMETHING THAT MAKES

YOU HAPPY.

AS MY MIND STARTED TO

CLEAR, I COULD BE MORE

CONSTRUCTIVE.

AND THAT'S WHEN THE TEAM

AND MYSELF SAID, HEY, YOU

KNOW WHAT, WE NEED TO DO

THE RIGHT THING.

WHAT IS THE RIGHT THING

HERE?

THAT IS TELLING THE TRUTH.

WE KNEW WE WOULD SUFFER

SOME CONSEQUENCES FOR IT.

BUT I SAY THIS IN THE

MOVIE, AND I SAID IT, AS

LONG AS YOU'RE DOING THE

RIGHT THING, GOD WILL TAKE

CARE OF YOU, AND HE HAS.

HE PUT ME ON THE PATH I

NEEDED TO GO ON.

EVEN KNOW INITIALLY I

DIDN'T SEE IT.

HAVE FAITH BECAUSE YOU'LL

EVENTUALLY GET ON THAT

PATH YOU NEED TO BE ON.

Gordon: CAN I ASK YOU

A POLITICAL QUESTION?

SURE.

Gordon: YOU SAW WHAT

IS, I GUESS, THE

UNDERBELLY OF POLITICS.

YES, SIR.

Gordon: WHERE THINGS

ARE SPUN INTO A DIFFERENT

WAY TO ADVANCE A POLITICAL

AGENDA.

DO YOU SEE THAT SO

DOMINANT IN OUR CULTURE

TODAY?

IS THERE A WAY FOR US TO

GET OUT OF THAT?

IT IS EVEN WORSE NOW.

THEY SPIN IT TO A WAY THAT

IS NOT TRUTHFUL.

BENGHAZI IS THE PERFECT

EXAMPLE.

IT SPUN FROM A VIDEO.

NO, IT DIDN'T.

THE TRUTH DIDN'T COME OUT

UNTIL WE ACTUALLY STARTED

STATING THAT.

THERE WAS ONE GENTLEMAN

WHO HAS BEEN VERY GOOD TO

ME, MR. TAPPER, AND HE HAS

HELPED.

Gordon: THERE IS GOOD

EVERYWHERE.

AND HAVE YOU TO TRY TO

FIND IT.

BUT I HAVE NOT BEEN HAPPY

WITH THE MEDIA AND HOW IT

DOES SPIN THE POLITICAL

AGENDAS.

IT IS DIFFICULT --

Gordon: WHY DO YOU

THINK THEY DO THAT?

WELL, IT IS A WAY TO

CONTROL.

IT IS A WAY TO REGULATE

SOCIETY, AND TO PUSH

PEOPLE INTO A CERTAIN

WAY --

Gordon: LET ME GET

BACK TO THE ORIGINAL

QUESTION: HOW DO WE GET

THROUGH THAT?

BECAUSE I SEE SO MUCH THAT

IS TRYING TO SERVE A

POLITICAL AGENDA -- THE

AMERICA I GREW UP WITH IS

THE AMERICA THAT SAYS,

LET'S DO THE RIGHT THING,

HOW DOES THAT TRIUMPH IN

THIS?

YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT

YOURSELF AND YOU HAVE TO

HAVE SOME INTEGRITY.

FIRST OF ALL, BE TRUTHFUL.

IS THIS THE TRUTH?

IS IT A HALF TRUTH?

THEN IT IS NOT THE TRUTH.

IS IT VIOLATING WHAT I WAS

RAISED WITH, WHICH FOR ME

PERSONALLY WAS I WAS

RAISED IN FAITH.

IS IT VIOLATING ANY OF THE

COMMANDMENTS THAT YOU MAY

HAVE OUT THERE?

IF IT IS, THEN IT'S NOT

THE RIGHT THING AND YOU

SHOULDN'T BE TELLING IT.

BUT WHEN IT COMES RIGHT

DOWN TO IT, AND I'VE SAID

IT BEFORE, TURN IT OFF.

DON'T WATCH.

WE HAVE THE CHOICE.

WE DON'T HAVE TO PUT THE

NEWS ON.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO WATCH

ALL OF THE NEWS.

GET BACK INTO SOCIETY.

GET BACK INTO YOURSELF.

BECOME CREATIVE THINKERS

AGAIN.

WE'RE SO SPOON-FED WITH

SOCIAL MEDIA.

I HAVE TO BE ON SOCIAL

MEDIA, TOO.

THE PUBLIC FIGURE STUFF --

I DESPISE IT, BUT I HAVE

TO BE IN IT.

BUT SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO

SAY, IT IS TIME, LET'S

TURN THE TV OFF AND LET'S

GO OUTSIDE.

LET'S GO ENJOY THE BEACH

AND LET'S GO RUN.

I DO THAT ALL OF THE TIME,

I RUN.

GETS SOME CLARITY.

IF YOU WANT TO TURN IT

BACK ON, TAKE IT WITH A

GRAIN OF SALT.

AND LOOK AT THE OTHER

PARTS.

IF YOU'RE GOING TO WATCH

CNN, THEN WATCH FOX -- GET

ALL SIDES SO YOU CAN MAKE

A -- USE YOUR CREATIVE

THINKING SKILLS TO MAKE A

DECISION, AND IT'S A

WELL-INFORMED DECISION,

AND NOT A ONE-SIDED

DECISION.

I THINK IF MORE PEOPLE

WOULD DO THAT -- CHARLOTTE

AIRPORT, GREAT EXAMPLE.

WHEN YOU GO INTO THE

AMERICAN AIRLINES CLUB

THERE, THEY HAVE FOX ON

ONE SIDE AND CNN ON THE

OTHER.

SO PEOPLE CAN SEE BOTH

SIDES AND MAKE A

WELL-INFORMED DECISION.

Gordon: GET AS MANY

VIEWPOINTS AS YOU CAN.

I ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO GO

OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES.

YES, SIR.

Gordon: GO GET A

VIEWPOINT FROM SOUTHEAST

ASIA.

AND FROM ISRAEL.

GO TO THE MIDDLE EAST.

I LOVED BEING OVERSEAS

BECAUSE YOU GET BACK TO

THE STATES AND YOU'RE,

LIKE, WOW WE HAVE A

REMARKABLE COUNTRY HERE.

WE ARE SO BLESSED TOB IN

THE GREATEST NATION IN THE

WORLD BECAUSE YOU GET TO

SEE OTHER FACETS OF

SOCIETY.

NOT THAT THEY'RE BAD, BUT

WE REALLY DO HAVE THE

MELTING POT HERE.

EVEN THOUGH WE THINK WE

HAVE DIVERSITIY HERE,

BELIEVE ME -- AND YOU'VE

SEEN IT OVERSEAS --

Gordon: WE HAVE

DIVERSITIY HERE, BUT IT IS

A BIG, WIDE WORLD.

I'VE GOT TO PROMO YOUR

BOOK, "THE RANGER WAY,"

AND CHRIS' BOOK IS "LIVING

THE CODE ON AND OFF THE

BATTLE FIELD," AND IT'S

AVAILABLE WHEREVER BOOKS

OR SOLD.

LAST WEEK WE SHARED CHRIS'

STORY ON BENGHAZI AND THE

13 HOURS.

IF YOU MISSED THAT, GO TO

"700 CLUB INTERACTIVE" AND

YOU CAN WATCH IT YOURSELF.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING

ME.

IT IS AN HONOR.

Gordon: ALL RIGHT.

TERRY, OVER TO YOU.

Terry: STILL TO COME,

AN INFANTRY SOLDIER

DEPLOYS FOR SIX MONTHS

JUST THREE WEEKS AFTER HIS

WEDDING.

IF I CAN'T GET THE

HOUSEHOLD SET UP BEFORE I

LEAVE -- I DON'T WANT HER

TO BE SITTING ON THE

FLOOR.

I WANT HER TO BE SET UP,

WITHOUT ANY ISSUES TO

WORRY ABOUT.

Terry: SEE HOW

VIEWERS LIKE YOU HELPED

THIS COUPLE TURN THEIR

HOUSE INTO A HOME, RIGHT

AFTER THIS.

Terry: PATRICK IS AN

INFANTRY SOLDIER.

HE AND HIS WIFE,

CHRISTINA, ARE ALSO

NEWLYWEDS.

LIVING ON A SERGEANT'S

SALARY ISN'T EASY, AND

THAT'S WHY CBN'S "HELPING

THE HOMEFRONT" GAVE THIS

COUPLE A MUCH-NEEDED

HAND-UP.

Reporter: THEY DIDN'T

HAVE MUCH TIME TO SETTLE

INTO MARRIED LIFE.

PATRICK IS AN INFANTRY

SOLDIER AND WAS SCHEDULED

TO LEAVE FOR SIX MONTHS

JUST THREE WEEKS AFTER THE

WEDDING.

I'M VERY PROUD OF HIM.

IT TAKES A BRAVE PERSON TO

DO WHAT HE DOES, AND IT'S

SCARY, BUT HE IS WILLING

TO SACRIFICE FOR THE

COUNTRY THAT 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

CHRISTINA STILL IN SCHOOL,

WORKING ONLY PART-TIME,

THEY KNEW THEY DIDN'T HAVE

MUCH.

IT DIDN'T HELP THAT

PATRICK'S TRUCK NEEDED

REPAIRS AND THEY DIDN'T

HAVE MONEY TO FIX IT.

THE NEWLYWEDS COULDN'T

EVEN AFFORD TO BUY

FURNITURE FOR THEIR FIRST

APARTMENT TOGETHER.

IF I CAN'T GET OUR

HOUSEHOLD SET UP BEFORE I

LEAVE -- I DON'T WANT HER

TO BE SITTING ON THE

FLOOR.

I DON'T WANT HER TO HAVE

ANY ISSUES TO WORRY ABOUT

EXCEPT SCHOOL AND HER JOB,

WHEN I'M GONE.

Reporter: THE COUPLE

HAD ATTENDED PRE-MARITAL

COUPLING WITH THE BOWANS.

THEY CONTACTED CBN'S

"HELPING THE HOMEFRONT,"

AND 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.

IT KIND OF HELPS, HUH?

YEAH, TO BASICALLY FIX

EVERYTHING.

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.

[LAUGHTER]

ISN'T THAT AWESOME?

YES, THAT'S AWESOME.

YEAH, YEAH, YEAH.

Reporter: AFTER

ARRANGING TO FIX THE

TRUCK, THEY WENT TO ASHLEY

HOME FURNITURE TO PICK OUT

WHAT THEY NEEDED.

ASHLEY'S WAS HAPPY TO GIVE

CBN A BIG DISCOUNT.

THE NEWLYWEDS SETTLED INTO

THEIR NEW HOME BEFORE

PATRICK LEFT.

I'M VERY GRATEFUL TO

CBN FOR DOING THIS FOR THE

FAMILIES WHO HAVE TO GO

THROUGH THINGS LIKE THIS.

IT IS A WONDERFUL

BLESSING.

I HOPE THEY CONTINUE TO DO

IT.

Terry: IT IS A

BLESSING.

YOU CAN SEE THAT.

AND IT IS ALSO A GREAT

OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU AND I

TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN

THE LIVES OF FELLOW

AMERICANS WHO ARE SERVING

FOR OUR SAKE, FOR THE SAKE

OF OUR NATION.

WE CAN BE A PART OF THAT.

ISN'T THAT WONDERFUL?

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SOMETHING FOR "HELPING THE

HOMEFRONT", YOU CAN

DESIGNATE YOUR GIFT.

OUR NUMBER IS TOLL-FREE:

1-800-700-7000.

OR YOU CAN GIVE BY GOING

TO

700clubinteractive.com.

BUT DO SOMETHING TODAY TO

MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

YOU KNOW, OUR TROOPS SERVE

US SO WELL, AND SO MANY

TIMES SACRIFICIALLY, SO

LET'S MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN

THEIR LIVES, TOO.

Gordon: AND LET'S

RECOGNIZE THE FAMILIES,

TOO.

THAT'S WHY IT IS CALLED

"HELPING THE HOMEFRONT."

WE NEED TO RECOGNIZE THAT

THE FAMILIES OF OUR

SERVICE MEMBERS ARE ALSO

SERVING.

WITH ALL OF THE MULTIPLE

DEPLOYMENTS THAT YOU SEE

WITH A PARENT OUT OF THE

HOME, THE CHILDREN ARE

SERVING.

THE SPOUSE IS SERVING.

WE'RE ALL SERVING.

WE WANT TO RECOGNIZE THEM

AND LET THEM KNOW THAT

WE'RE HERE FOR THEM.

THE CHURCH IS HERE FOR

THEM.

WE LOVE THEM.

WE WANT TO ENCOURAGE THEM.

SO YOU CAN BE A PART OF

IT.

"HELPING THE HOMEFRONT."

CALL US: 1-800-700-7000.

OR YOU CAN WRITE TO CBN

CENTER, AND JUST PUT

""HELPING THE HOMEFRONT"

ON THE MEMO LINE OF THE

CHECK.

IT WILL GO 100% INTO

HELPING THOSE WHO ARE

DOING SO MUCH FOR OUR

COUNTRY.

> HERE IS A WORD FROM

JOSHUA: "HAVE I NOT

COMMANDED YOU, BE STRONG

AND OF GOOD COURAGE, AND

NOT BE AFRAID OR BE

DISMAYED, FOR THE LORD

YOUR GOD IS WITH YOU

WHEREVER YOU GO."

GOD BLESS YOU.

WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN.

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