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700 Club Interactive - June 15, 2017

Comedian and Fox News host, Tom Shillue will tackle issues like our hypersensitive culture and overzealous parenting and share the rewards of an old-fashioned childhood. Read Transcript


I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH A

VERY RARE FORM OF LIVER

CANCER.

Gordon: A PEDIATRIC

CANCER SURVIVOR SEARCHES

FOR ANSWERS.

WHAT THE HECK AM I

SUPPOSED TO BE DOING?

Gordon: SEE HOW HE

FOUND HIS WAY AND IS

HELPING OTHERS.

GOD, I NEED SOME HELP,

AND HELP ME BRING HOPE.

Gordon: PLUS, HE IS A

COMEDIAN AND FOX NEWS

HOST, TO TOM SHILLUE SHOWS

HOW MEAN DAD CAN MAKE FOR

A BETTER AMERICA.

ALL ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

GOOD MORNING, AND WELCOME

TO THE SHOW.

HERE IS A LOOK AT THIS

WEEK'S TOP FIVE TRENDING

STORIES FROM "STUDIO 5."

Efrem: AT NUMBER

FIVE...

THOUSANDS PACKED THE

FOOTBALL STADIUM ON SUNDAY

FOR WHAT HAS BECOME TO BE

KNOWN AS THE SUPER BOWL

SUNDAY OF CHRISTIANITY.

38,000 FILLED THE CARDINAL

STADIUM FOR SUNDAY'S

"HARVEST AMERICA" CRUSADE.

WITH PERFORMERS MERCY ME,

NEED TO BREATHE, AND

JORDAN SPARKS.

EVEN MORE GATHERED AT

NEARLY 4,000 CHURCHES

ACROSS THE COUNTRY JUST TO

WATCH.

Efrem: JUNE 12th,

THE MONDAY FOLLOWING, HOW

DO YOU MEASURE IMPACT OR

CHANGE WITH THE CONFERENCE

THAT THE CRUSADE HAS DONE?

FOR US, OUR PROFIT

MARGIN IS PEOPLE COMING TO

CHRIST.

I WANT TO HELP PEOPLE GET

READY FOR HEAVEN.

Efrem: AT THE STADIUM

ALONE, NEARLY 3,000 PEOPLE

INVITED CHRIST INTO THEIR

LIVES FOR THE VERY FIRST

TIME.

> NOW TO NUMBER

FOUR...CHIP GAINES IS A

FAN FAVORITE AMONG FAITH

AUDIENCES.

HOLD ON, I'VE GOT TO

TAKE THIS PHONE CALL.

Efrem: AND THEY'RE

ABOUT TO A MORE FROM THE

FIXER UPPER STAR.

IN HIS NEW BOOK, CHIP

SAID, "I'VE DONE SO MANY

DONE THINGS IN MY DAY THAT

I HAD ENOUGH MATERIAL TO

WRITE A BOOK, SO I DID.

DID."

COMING THIS FALL, "CAPITAL

GAINS: THINGS I'VE LEARNED

DOING STUPID STUFF."

CHIP'S BOOK WILL BE

RELEASED OCTOBER 17th.

> NOW TO NUMBER

THREE... *

ALL OF THE TIMES *

Efrem: JUSTIN BIEBER

CONTINUES TO MAKE

HEADLINES FOR HIS FAITH.

THE POP STAR STREAM SHOT

THE WORD "I FOLLOW JESUS"

TO HIS MORE THAN

80 MILLION INSTAGRAM

FOLLOWERS.

AND IT HAS ALREADY SEEN

MORE THAN A MILLION LIKES

AND ENCOURAGING

CONVERSATION.

GOD IS GOOD IN THE

MIDST OF THE DARKNESS.

GOOD IGOD IS IN THE MIDST IN THE

MIDDLE OF EVIL.

GOD LOVES YOU AND HE IS

HEAR FOR YOU.

Efrem: AT NUMBER

TWO...THE WARRIORS BEAT

THE CAVS ON MONDAY.

WITH TWO MEN OF FAITH AT

THE HELM.

IT'S CRAZY.

ENJOY EVERY MINUTE OF IT.

Efrem: SETH CURRY AND

KEVIN DURANT LEAD THE TEAM

IN A NEAR PERFECT RUN.

TO HAVE TEAMMATES THAT

ENCOURAGE YOU AND LIFT YOU

UP -- THAT'S WHAT WE ALL

NEED IN LIFE.

IT WAS AMAZING.

RIGHT NOW, JUST TO BE HERE

WITH THESE GUYS, MAN, IT'S

AMAZING.

Efrem: AT NUMBER

ONE...

YOU BELIEVE WHAT YOU

WANT.

YOU WORK YOUR SIDE OF THE

STREET AND I'LL WORK MINE.

Efrem: AMERICA'S

FASCINATION WITH ACTING

LEGEND STEVE McQUEEN

GETS TWO NEW CHAPTERS.

THIS IS A STORY THAT

NEEDS TO BE TOLD.

ONE THING STEVE SAID

BEFORE HE DIED IS, "THE

ONLY REGRET I HAVE IN MY

LIFE IS I DID NOT GET TO

TELL PEOPLE WHAT CHRIST

DID FOR ME."

Efrem: IT IS TITLED

"THE SALVATION OF AN

AMERICAN ICON."

HE HAS A DOCUMENTARY

COMING IN THE FALL.

HERE IS THE STORY I

WANT TO TELL: STEVE

McQUEEN BECAME A

BELIEVER IN JESUS CHRIST

TOWARD THE END OF HIS

LIFE.

THAT IS THE STORY VERY FEW

PEOPLE KNOW, AND THAT IS

THE STORY I WANT TO TELL

IN THIS DOCUMENTARY FILM.

I'M GOING TO FOLLOW

STEVE'S LIFE, AND IT'S

GOING TO BE A STORY LIKE

PEOPLE HAVE NEVER SEEN

BEFORE.

Gordon: WELL, THAT

WAS THIS WEEK'S TOP FIVE.

IF YOU LIKE THE TOP FIVE,

THEN YOU'LL WANT TO WATCH

THE SHOW "STUDIO 5."

YOU CAN WATCH IT ON ROKU

OR APPLE TV OR GO TO

cbn.com/studio5.

> COMING UP, A CALL TO

DADS EVERYWHERE JUST IN

TIME FOR FATHER'S DAY.

COMEDIAN TOM SHILLUE

SHARES HOW OLD-FASHIONED

CHILDHOOD WITH SIMPLE

AMERICAN VALUES SHAPED HIS

LIFE, RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Gordon: COMEDIAN TOM

SHILLUE GREW UP IN THE

'70s, BUT SAYS IT FELT

MORE LIKE THE '50s.

HE SAYS THERE IS SOMETHING

TO BE SAID ABOUT

OLD-FASHIONED CONSERVATIVE

VALUES.

TAKE A LOOK.

Reporter: COMEDIAN

AND FOX NEWS HOST TOM

SHILLUE SAYS GOOD OLD

RESPECT HAS GONE THE WAY

OF THE DINOSAUR.

RAISED IN MASSACHUSETTS,

IN A LARGE IRISH CATHOLIC

FAMILY, HE SAYS HIS

PARENTS KEPT HIM GROUNDED

WITH LOVE FOR GOD,

COUNTRY, AND FAMILY.

IN HIS BOOK, "MEAN DADS

FOR A BETTER AMERICA," TOM

SHARES FUNNY CHILDHOOD

STORIES WHILE ADDRESSING

SERIOUS ISSUES ON THE

FOREFRONT OF EVERY

PARENT'S MIND TODAY.

Gordon: TOM JOINS ME

NOW.

AND THANKS FOR BEING HERE.

THANKS, GORDON.

Gordon: YOU SAY THAT

YOUR DAD WAS DARTH VADER,

WHICH IS KIND OF SCARY.

[LAUGHTER]

Gordon: DID HE SCARE

YOU?

ME AND MY BROTHER WERE

AFRAID OF MY DAD.

HE WOULD WAKE US UP ON

SATURDAY MORNING WITH HIS

BREATHING, GET IN THE CAR.

WE WOULD RUN DOWNSTAIRS

AND GET IN THE CAR.

Gordon: I'M SURPRISED

HE GOT UP BEFORE YOU.

AND WE DIDN'T KNOW

WHERE WE WERE GOING.

THERE HE IS, HIM IN HIS

YOUNGER DAYS.

YOU LOOK AT HIM NOW, AND

YOU THINK, HE DIDN'T LOOK

SCARY.

AND MY KIDS, THEY SAY,

DAD, WHAT ARE YOU WRITING

ABOUT GRANDPA LIKE THIS.

HE'S SUCH A NICE OLD MAN.

BUT I TRY TO TELL THESE

STORIES IN THE PERSPECTIVE

OF A LITTLE KID.

WE WERE AFRAID OF MY DAD.

WE WERE AFRAID TO SPEAK

BACK TO HIM.

YOU GUYS GET THE BOOK, AND

YOU SEE THE TITLE AND THE

HUMOR, BUT A LOT OF YOUNG

PEOPLE SAY, WHAT DO YOU

MEAN, ABUSIVE DADS ARE

GOOD?

I SAY, YOU'VE GOT TO KNOW

THE DIFFERENCE.

A MEAN DAD AND MY BOOK,

THEY KNOW WHEN TO BE MEAN

IN THE SERVICE OF RAISING

GOOD CHILDREN, AND THAT'S

WHAT IT IS ABOUT.

Gordon: WHAT DO YOU

THINK THE IMPACT IS, I

GUESS, FROM A SOCIETY'S

STANDPOINT?

BECAUSE I DON'T THINK WE

HAVE MEAN DADS ANYMORE.

I THINK WE HAVE HELICOPTER

PARENTS TRYING TO WATCH

OUT AND KEEP KIDS FROM

TROUBLE AND MAKE SURE THEY

HAVE A PERFECT LIFE.

YEAH.

Gordon: WHAT DO YOU

THINK THE IMPACT OF THAT

WILL BE?

WELL, I THINK THAT WE

NEED TO TAKE A LITTLE BIT

OF THE MEAN DAD'S

PHILOSOPHY FROM THE PAST

AND BRING IT FORWARD.

I WAS ON THE PLAYGROUND

RECENTLY, RAISING MY KIDS

IN THE BRONX.

MY DAUGHTER WAS HAVING A

TANTRUM.

AND SH SHE SAID, I DON'T CARE HOW

YOU FEEL, I CARE HOW YOU

ACT.

AND OF COURSE I CARE HOW

MY KIDS FEEL, BUT I WANT

THEM TO KNOW THE BEHAVIOR

COMES FIRST.

A LOT OF PEOPLE START WITH

THE FEELINGS FIRST.

IN MY FAMILY, BEHAVIOR

CAME FIRST.

IT WASN'T ABUSIVE.

WE KNEW OUR PARENTS LOVED

US.

MY DAD USED TO REACH FOR

THE BELT, BUT HE NEVER

USED IT.

HE NEVER HAD TO USE IT

BECAUSE WE JUMPED, RIGHT?

N[LAUGHTER]

Gordon: ARE YOU

WORRIED ABOUT AMERICA

GOING FORWARD?

I TRY NOT TO WORRY.

THE BOOK IS OPTMISTIC.

I LIKE TO PUT A POSITIVE

SPIN ON THESE THINGS.

I WANT PEOPLE TO LOOK AT

THESE STORIES AND LAUGH AT

THE WAY MY PARENTS DID IT.

BECAUSE WE'RE NOT GOING TO

DO EVERYTHING THE WAY THEY

DID.

MY MOTHER TIED ME TO A

TREE SO I WOULDN'T RUN IN

THE STREET.

I HAD A LITTLE HARNESS,

AND IT WAS TIED TO A TREE.

SHE WANTED TO KEEP ME

SAFE, AND SHE HAD TO GET

HOUSEWORK DONE.

SHE WAS VERY BUSY -- SHE

HAD FIVE KIDS.

SO SHE TRIED ME TO A TREE,

A SIMPLE SOLUTION.

Gordon: SHE TIED YOU

TO A HARNESS AND YOU WERE

FREE TO RUN AROUND.

IN A HARNESS AROUND THE

TREE.

Gordon: TETHERED.

TETHERED, YOU'RE RIGHT.

AND I WOULD GO IN A LITTLE

CIRCLE.

Gordon: I BET YOU

WORN A PATH AROUND IT?

EXACTLY.

LITTLE KIDS IN THE AGENT,

THE PARENTS WANT TO KEEP

THEM SAFE, AND THEY HAVE A

HARNESS, AND PEOPLE SAY,

SHAME ON YOU.

IT IS JUST A SOLUTION.

Gordon: IT IS KEEPING

THEM WITHIN REACH.

THE POLITICAL

CORRECTNESS HAS GONE SO

FAR, AND PARENTS HOVER

OVER THEIR KIDS.

I WAS VERY DISCIPLINED,

AND WHEN I SAY MEAN DADS,

IT IS TONGUE IN CHEEK

BECAUSE MY PARENTS WERE

TOUGH, AND MY MOM WAS THE

KIND OF MOM, IF I SAID A

KID BULLIED ME, SHE WOULD

SAY GO AND HIT HIM.

Gordon: WHEN YOU TOLD

THEM YOU GOT INTO A FIGHT,

WERE THEY PROUD OF YOU?

YEAH.

SHE SAID HIT HIM BACK.

HE KIND OF BEAT ME UP, AND

I WENT HOME, AND I HAD

BRUISES, BUT I STOOD UP

AND HE DIDN'T PICK ON ME

AGAIN.

SO WE LEARNED THAT WAY.

OUR PARENTS HAD THE FAITH

TO HAVE US LEARN OUR OWN

TOUGH LESSONS.

AND THEY WEREN'T THAT

STUFF.

MY PARENT PARENTS PARENTS WERE

MEANER THAN THAT.

Gordon: I JUST WENT

THROUGH MY FAMILY'S

HISTORY, AND I TOOK IT

BACK TO THE CIVIL WAR AND

WHAT THESE PEOPLE WERE

LIKE.

AND YOU GO THROUGH THE

PHOTOGRAPHS AND HOW THEY

LIVED, AND YOU GO, THAT

WAS HARD.

YEAH.

Gordon: THAT WAS

REALLY HARD.

I ALWAYS SAY, LOOK AT

THE OLD PHOTOGRAPHS.

DO THE WIFE AND CHILDREN

LOOK ANYTHING BUT

TERRIFIED?

Gordon: AND THEY

DON'T LOOK HAPPY.

I GUESS YOU HAVE TO SIT

STILL, AND EVERYBODY HAS

THIS GRIM FACE.

YEAH.

I AM OPTMISTIC ABOUT THE

FUTURE.

IF WE THINK OF -- IF WE

VALUE FAMILIES INSTEAD OF

EVERYONE IS OBSESSED WITH

THEIR ONLINE IMAGE AND

THEIR DEVICES, AND

SOMETIMES THE WORLD, IT

GETS A LITTLE CRAZY, AND

WE HAVE TO LOOK INWARD.

WE CAN IMPROVE THE WORLD

THROUGH OUR FAMILIES, I

THINK, YOU KNOW?

IT IS FAMILY TIME.

AND I ALWAYS REMIND MY

KIDS OF THAT.

YOU LOOK AT ME THERE AND

YOU SAY, COME ON, YOU'RE

NOT A MEAN DAD.

Gordon: YOU'RE NOT

MEAN.

YOU GIVE ICE CREAM.

TWO SCOOPS THERE.

BUT I'M MEAN WHEN I HAVE

TO BE.

AND THEY KNOW --

Gordon: THAT'S JUST

ONE BIG SCOOP.

EXACTLY.

YOU KNOW HOW MUCH THEY

COST NOW, A SCOOP OF ICE

CREAM?

BUT THEY KNOW WHEN I AM

MEAN, I'M TRYING TO RAISE

THEM RIGHT.

Gordon: BUT HAVE WE

LOST FAMILY?

I LOOK AT AMERICA TODAY --

OF COURSE.

Gordon: AND THE

DOMINANT HOUSEHOLD NOW IS

A SINGLE PARENT.

THAT'S ANOTHER MESSAGE.

IT'S NOT ALL ABOUT MEAN

DADS AND DISCIPLINING YOUR

KIDS.

IT IS ABOUT HAVING KIDS.

I'M A COMEDIAN, AND THERE

ARE A LOT OF SNARE DO

WELLS OUT THERE.

AND I GOT MARRIED LATER.

I WAS 40.

AND AFTER WE HAD KIDS, I

SAID TO MY WIFE, WHAT DID

WE DO FOR ALL OF THIS

TIME?

HOW MANY DINNERS CAN YOU

HAVE?

I SAY TO THESE NEW YORK

COMIC FRIENDS OF MINE,

JUST GET MARRIED.

AND THEY SAY, I HAVEN'T

FOUND THE RIGHT GIRL.

GO OUT AND SEEK THEM, FIND

THEM, GET MARRIED, AND

HAVE KIDS.

STOP THIS NONSENSE.

EVERYONE IS WORRIED

THEY'RE NOT GOING TO HAVE

ENOUGH PLEASURE IN THEIR

LIFE BUT THEY'RE NOT

REALLY HAPPY.

I WASN'T REALLY HAPPY

UNTIL I GOT MARRIED AND

HAD KIDS.

AND I THINK, WHAT WAS I

AFTER IN THAT LOST DECADE.

Gordon: TO MY

AMAZEMENT, I'M LOOKING --

I HAVE AN OLDER BROTHER

AND HE HAS GRANDKIDS.

AND MY KIDS HAVEN'T GOTTEN

MARRIED YET, AND I'M,

LIKE, CAN YOU HURRY THIS

ALONG.

I REALLY WANT TO BE A

GRANDDAD.

I WANT THAT FEELING OF THE

GENERATIONS, YEAH, WE'RE

GOING TO GO FORWARD.

THAT'S THE THING.

A LOT OF AMERICANS ARE

DOING IT, AND EUROPE AS

WELL, THEY'RE DELAYING --

FIRST OF ALL, THEY DELAY

THEIR ADOLESCENCE UNTIL

THEIR 30s.

AND THEN THEY DELAY THIS

KIND OF ADULTHOOD, WHEN

THEY'RE TRYING TO BE

SINGLES UNTIL THEIR 40s.

AND AT THAT POINT, IT IS

KIND OF, LIKE, WHAT WAS I

DOING ALL THIS TIME.

THAT'S WHY WE DON'T HAVE

THE BIG FAMILIES ANYMORE.

I GREW UP IN A BIG FAMILY.

AND WHEN MY PARENTS

WEREN'T AROUND, I WAS

DISCIPLINED BY MY BROTHERS

AND SISTERS.

Gordon: THEY WOULD

KEEP YOU IN LINE.

AND THEY WOULD RAT YOU

OUT, TOO.

I'M STARTING TO SEE

IT -- IN MY WORLD, I'M

STARTING TO SEE BIGGER

FAMILIES.

I TOURED THE COUNTRY WITH

JIM GAFFIGAN, AND HE HAS

FIVE KIDS, AND I'D HAVE MY

KIDS, AND WE'D ALL GO OUT

TOGETHER.

IT IS CHAOS, BUT IT IS A

BLESSED CHAOS.

Gordon: AND IT IS

WONDERFUL CHAOS.

GET OUT THERE AND GET

MARRIED AND HAVE KIDS.

HAVE YOUR KIDS HAVE KIDS.

HAVE GRANDKIDS, AND BE A

MEAN DAD FOR A BETTER

AMERICA.

THE BOOK IS CALLED "MEAN

DADS FOR A BETTER AMERICA:

THE GENEROUS REWARDS OF AN

OLD-FASHIONED CHILD."

IT IS AVAILABLE WHEREVER

BOOKS ARE SOLD.

TOM, THANKS SO MUCH.

THANK YOU.

Gordon: UP NEXT,

BUILDING HOPE FOR KIDS

BATTLING CANCER.

THEY SHOULD BE DREAMING

AND THINKING ABOUT PIRATE

SHIPS AND PLAYGROUNDS.

AND NOW EVERYTHING IS

REPLACED WITH HOSPITAL

VISITS, AND KEEM MOW CHEMO THAT

MAKES YOU SO SICK YOU

CAN'T STAND IT.

Gordon: SEE HOW THIS

PEDIATRIC CANCER SURVIVOR

IS CHANGING THE LIVES OF

OTHERS, WHEN WE COME BACK.

Gordon: PEDIATRIC

CANCER SURVIVE ERIC NEWMAN

WAS SO SURE HIS CANCER

WOULD RETURN, THAT ALL HE

FOCUSED ON WAS PARTYING

AND SURFING.

BUT THAT ALL CHANGED AS HE

WAS LAYING ON A HAMMOCK IN

COSTA RICA.

TAKE A LOOK.

WHEN I WAS THREE YEARS

OLD, I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH

A VERY RARE FORM OF LIVER

CANCER.

SO I FOUGHT IT, WENT

THROUGH CHEMOTHERAPY FOR

ABOUT TWO YEARS.

AND I GOT PUT INTO

REMISSION.

AND THEN MY DAD'S SISTER'S

SECOND CHILD, THREE YEARS

OLD, WAS DIAGNOSED WITH

LEUKEMIA.

HER NAME WAS SHANNON.

SHE FOUGHT THE BATTLE,

LIKE I DID, UNTIL SHE WAS

FIVE, AND SHE GOT PUT INTO

REMISSION.

YOU FAST FORWARD A LITTLE

MORE, SHANNON, I BELIEVE

SHE WAS CLOSE TO 16, AND

WE WERE GOING THROUGH HIGH

SCHOOL, AND I JUST

GRADUATED, AND MOM CALLS

ME AND TELLS ME SHANNON

HAD FALLEN OUT OF

REMISSION.

SHANNON PASSED AWAY RIGHT

AROUND HER 17th

BIRTHDAY.

I'LL NEVER FORGET AT THAT

MOMENT, WHEN WE LAID HER

TO REST, I MADE A DECISION

I WAS GOING TO WORK HARD

AND PARTY HARD AND PLAY

HARD BECAUSE I THOUGHT THE

CANCER WOULD GET ME.

I WAS TRAVELLING THE WORLD

AND I WAS A BIG TIME

SURFER.

I HAD EVERYTHING THE WORLD

SAID I SHOULD HAVE.

AND THEN IN 2008, THE

ECONOMY KIND OF TOOK A

TURN, AND EVERYTHING THE

WORLD SAID I SHOULD HAVE,

THE WORLD WANTED IT BACK

BECAUSE I RAN OUT OF

MONEY.

SO I DID WHAT ANY

RESPONSIBLE BUSINESSMAN

WOULD DO: I DRAINED MY

BANK ACCOUNT AND WENT TO

COSTA RICA.

WHEN I WAS THERE, I PRAYED

FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME.

I WAS ON A HAMMOCK ON THE

CARRIBEAN SIDE.

I WAS LIKE, WHAT THE HECK

AM I SUPPOSED TO BE DOING?

IN THE JOURNAL, ALL I DID

WAS WRITE THE WORD "HOPE."

I SAID, GOD, I NEED SOME

HOPE AND HELP ME BRING

HOPE.

AND ONE OF MY BUDDIES CAME

BACK AND SAID, WHY DON'T

WE DO A FUNDRAISER FOR A

CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL.

AND WE DID THAT AND RAISED

CLOSE TO $7,000.

THEY ALLOWED ME TO TAKE

ONE OF THOSE LARGE CHECKS

AND PRESENT IT.

AS THE ELEVATOR WAS

GETTING READY TO CLOSE,

ANOTHER GROUP OF

INDIVIDUALS GOT IN, AND

THEY HAD A BIG CHECK, TOO.

THERIT WAS A HUGE GROCERY

STORE AND THEIR CHECK WAS

FOR, LIKE, $1.3 MILLION.

I WAS, LIKE, WHAT THE

HECK.

I KIND OF THREW THE CHECK

OFF TO THE SIDE AND I WENT

AND SAT IN A LITTLE VIDEO

GAME STATION.

I SAW A LITTLE GUY AND

STARTED PLAYING A VIDEO

GAME WITH HIM.

AND THE MOM CAME OVER AND

SAID, WHAT ARE YOU DOING

HERE?

WHY ARE YOU SITTING NEXT

TO MY CHILD?

FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME, I

SPOKE ABOUT THE PEDIATRIC

CANCER AND SHE STARTED TO

CRY.

HER HUSBAND CAME EVER, AND

I TOLD HIM THE STORY AND

HE STARTED TO CRY.

AND SHE SAID, YOU GIVE ME

AND MY HUSBAND HOPE.

AND I KNEW AT THAT MOMENT,

THAT WAS THE REASON I WAS

PUT HERE.

FOR ALL OF THE CANCER

TURMOIL AND THAT, I NEEDED

TO MARRY THE TWO TOGETHER.

I ENDED UP TAKING TWO OF

MY BUDDIES TO AN ITALIAN

RESTAURANT, AND I HAD TO

BORROW MONEY FROM MY

PARENTS TO TAKE THEM OUT,

AND I PITCHED THE IDEA.

AND WE FOLLOWED THE 501

PAPERWORK FOR "ROCK

SOLID," AND THAT WENT

THROUGH FOR THE VERY FIRST

TIME.

IT IS A NON-PROFIT

ORGANIZATION THAT BUILDS

HOPE FOR CHILDREN THAT ARE

DEALING WITH PEDIATRIC

CANCER.

THE EASIER WAY TO EXPLAIN

IT IS, KIDS ONE THROUGH

EIGHT, WE PUT A CUSTOM

SWING SETTER IN THEIR SET IN THEIR YARD,

AND NINE TO 16, WE REMODEL

THEIR BEDROOM.

WHEN THAT CHILD COMES

AROUND THE CORNER FOR THE

VERY FIRST TIME, AND THAT

LOOK ON THEIR FACE, THAT'S

WHAT HOPE LOOKS LIKE.

WHEN A CHILD IS DIAGNOSED

WITH PEDIATRIC CANCER, ONE

OF THE FIRST THINGS

STRIPPED FROM THEM IS THE

ABILITY TO PLAY.

THEY SHOULD BE DREAMING

AND THINKING ABOUT PIRATE

SHIPS AND PLAYGROUNDS, AND

EVERYTHING IS REPLACED

WITH HOSPITALS AND CHEMO

THAT MAKES YOU SO SICK YOU

CAN'T STAND IT.

WE BRING PLAY BACK INTO

THE EQUATION.

AND YOU LOOK AT PAPA BEAR

AND HE IS LOOKING AT MAMA

BEAR, AND FOR THAT MOMENT,

THEY'RE A NORMAL FAMILY.

EVEN IF IT IS FOR THOSE

THREE SECONDS, THAT'S WHY

WE DO EVERY SINGLE THING

IN "ROCK SOLID"

FOUNDATION.

IT IS NOT BY ERIC NEWMAN

OR "ROCK SOLID"

FOUNDATION.

IT IS ABOUT HOPE AND

JESUS.

CANCER AFFECTS EVERY WALK

OF LIFE.

AND SO WHAT IT DOES IS

GIVES ME THE OPPORTUNITY

TO BE THE HANDS AND FEET

OF CHRIST IN EVERY

SITUATION HOSPITAL.

Gordon: BE THE HANDS

AND FEET OF CHRIST.

I LOVE THAT.

I LOVE THE IMAGE.

I LOVE THE STORY.

HERE HE IS THINKING, I

DON'T HAVE ANY HOPE.

WHAT'S THE POINT OF DOING

ANYTHING?

LET'S JUST GO SURF THE

WORLD.

WHILE HE IS LAYING IN A

HAMMOCK, HE SAYS, HOPE,

WHERE IS HOPE?

AND THEN HE COMES BACK AND

JUST STARTS WITH THE IDEA.

HE STARTED SMALL.

AND MOST GREAT IDEAS DO,

THEY START VERY SMALL.

AND VERY BIG OAK TREES

COME FROM VERY SMALL

ACORNS.

WHEN YOU START MOVING AND

SAYING, I WANT TO BE THE

HANDS AND FEET OF JESUS,

AND YOU FIND A PROBLEM AND

SAY, WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT

THIS PROBLEM?

WE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO

SOLVE ALL OF IT, BUT CAN I

SOLVE A LITTLE BIT OF IT?

CAN I SOLVE IT FOR ONE

FAMILY, FOR ONE CHILD, FOR

ONE PERSON?

THEN AMAZING THINGS

HAPPEN.

SO GET INSPIRED BY THIS.

SO HOW CAN YOU MAKE A

DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD

TODAY?

HOW CAN YOU GO OUT AND

HELP SOMEBODY TODAY?

SIT THERE AND THINK OF IT,

AND THEN ASK GOD, WHAT CAN

I DO?

AND GET INSPIRED AND SEE

HOW GOD CAN USE YOU.

IF YOU WANT MORE

INFORMATION ABOUT "ROCK

SOLID" FOUNDATION, ALL YOU

HAVE TO DO IS GO TO THEIR

WEBSITE

rocksolidfoundationorg.

ROCKSOLIDFOUNDATIONORG..

A BOY WHO WAS BULLIED

Gordon: JUNO WAS

TEASED BY HIS CLASSMATES

AND ABANDONED BY HIS

PARENTS.

HE OFTEN WONDERED IF HE

WAS TREATED POORLY BECAUSE

OF A SIN HE COMMITTED.

THE TRUTH WAS JUNO HADN'T

DONE ANYTHING WRONG.

HE WAS JUST BORN WITH A

CLEFT LIP.

Reporter: JUNO'S

PARENTS TOLD HIM HE HAD TO

STAY WITH HIS GRANDPARENTS

WHILE THEY LOOKED FOR A

WAY TO PAY FOR HIS CLEFT

LIP SURGERY, BUT THEY

NEVER RETURNED.

HE ALWAYS ASKS US, WHAT

SIN DID I COMMIT?

WILL YOU EVER BE ABLE TO

GET MY SURGERY DONE?

Reporter: JUNO'S

GRANDFATHER COULDN'T

AFFORD TO PAY FOR THE

SURGERY, BUT WHAT HURT HIM

THE MOST WAS WHEN JUNO

DROPPED OUT OF SCHOOL

BECAUSE OF THE CONSTANT

TEASING.

WHEN I WENT TO SCHOOL,

THE KIDS KEPT CALLING ME

MONKEY FACE.

THEY WOULD SAY IF YOU

TOUCH ME, THEY WOULD

BECOME LIKE ME.

Reporter: AND THEN A

NEIGHBOR, WHO WAS GIVEN A

FREE CLEFT LIP SURGERY,

TOLD US ABOUT JUNO.

WE GAVE JUNO THE GOOD NEWS

THAT HE WOULD GET A

OPERATION.

NOT LONG AFTER THE

SURGERY, WE VISITED JUNO

AND FOUND OUT HE HAD

RETURNED TO SCHOOL.

NOW I'M VERY HAPPY.

I LOOK LIKE ALL OF THE

OTHER KIDS.

IT FEELS GOOD, KNOWING

THAT HE IS DOING WELL IN

SCHOOL.

Reporter: CBN ALSO

WANTED TO HELP HIS

GRANDPARENTS MAKE A BETTER

INCOME, SO WE GAVE THEM

SOME GOATS.

WE WILL BREED THE

GOATS.

I WILL BE ABLE TO PROVIDE

FOR MY FAMILY AND BUY MY

GRANDSON NEW CLOTHES,

BOOKS, AND EVERYTHING ELSE

HE NEEDS FOR SCHOOL.

YOU GAVE ME A FREE

SURGERY FOR MY LIP, AND MY

GRANDPARENTS, THE GOATS.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

Gordon: IF YOU'RE A

MEMBER OF "THE 700 CLUB,"

YOU'RE PART OF THAT.

JUST IMAGINE BEING A BOY

GROWING UP IN INDIA, AND

WHERE DO YOU GO WHEN

YOU'VE GOT A MEDICAL

PROBLEM?

IT'S A BIRTH DEFECT.

AND WHAT DO YOU DO WITH

IT?

YOUR PARENTS LEAVE YOU.

THE CHILDREN IN SCHOOL --

DON'T EVEN TOUCH US

BECAUSE WE'RE AFRAID

YOU'LL GIVE IT TO US.

WHAT DO YOU GO WITH THAT?

WELL, YOU NEED HELP.

YOU NEED PEOPLE TO COME

TOGETHER AND SAY, YES, I

WANT TO HELP YOU.

I WANT TO BE A PART OF THE

SOLUTION TO THIS PROBLEM.

AND IT'S WONDERFUL WHEN

PEOPLE GET TOGETHER AND

SAY, HOW CAN WE DO

SOMETHING?

HOW CAN WE MAKE A

DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD?

IF YOU'RE A MEMBER OF "THE

700 CLUB," YOU'RE DOING

THAT.

AND IT'S NOT JUST IN

INDIA.

IT'S IN THE PHILIPPINES.

IT'S IN CHINA.

IT'S AROUND THE WORLD.

WHERE WE'RE PROVIDING

SPECIAL SURGERIES FOR

THOSE WHO NEED THEM.

WHETHER IT IS CLEFT PALATE

PALATES OR ORTHOPEDIC

SURGERIES OR HERNIAS --

THESE THINGS THAT PEOPLE

JUST CAN'T AFFORD IT, BUT

WHEN YOU DO IT FOR THEM,

YOU GIVE THEM A HOPE AND A

FUTURE.

IF YOU'RE NOT A MEMBER, I

INVITE YOU TO JOIN RIGHT

NOW.

HOW MUCH IS IT?

JUST $20 A MONTH.

AND THAT BREAKS OUT TO 65

CENTS A DAY.

AND YOU JOIN WITH TENS OF

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WHO

SAY, YES, I WANT TO MAKE A

DIFFERENCE.

I WANT TO BE A PART OF

HELPING PEOPLE AROUND THE

WORLD.

A PORTION OF EVERY GIFT TO

"THE 700 CLUB" GOES INTO

THE WORK OF "OPERATION

BLESSING."

ANOTHER PORTION GOES INTO

THE WORK OF CBN

INTERNATIONAL TO PREACH

THE GOSPEL AROUND THE

WORLD.

IT IS ALL MADE POSSIBLE

BECAUSE PEOPLE LIKE YOU

CARE ENOUGH TO GIVE.

SO IF THAT'S YOU, AND

THAT'S WHAT YOU WANT TO

DO, GIVE US A CALL:

1-800-700-7000.

OR YOU CAN LOG ON TO

700clubinteractive.com.

AND WHEN YOU CALL AND

JOIN, I'VE GOT SOMETHING

FOR YOU.

IT IS A WONDERFUL D.V.D.

TEACHING, WITH REAL-LIFE

TESTIMONIES OF PEOPLE WHO

HAVE EXPERIENCED MIRACLES.

AND THEN THERE IS A

TEACHING FROM MY FATHER.

HIS 55 YEARS OF MINISTRY

EXPERIENCE, TEACHING YOU

HOW TO GET MIRACLES IN

YOUR LIFE.

GET IT NOW.

1-800-700-7000.

> HERE IS A WORD FOR

YOU: "BEAR ONE ANOTHER'S

BURDENS AND SO FULFILL THE

LAW OF CHRIST."

GOD BLESS YOU.

WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN

TOMORROW.

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