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The 700 Club - June 22, 2017

The hero of the Six Day War remembers the moment he walked onto the Temple Mount. Plus, a mother fights for her son who has sold his soul to Satanism. Read Transcript


Wendy: THE HERO OF

THE SIX-DAY WAR LOOKS BACK

AT THE MOMENT HE WALKED ON

TO THE TEMPLE MOUNT.

I WOULDN'T THINK ABOUT

HISTORY.

I WOULD THINK ABOUT DOING

OUR JOB.

Wendy: PLUS...FIRST

HE SOLD DRUGS, AND THEN

HIS OWN SOUL.

SEEING THE FEAR IN

PEOPLE'S EYES, KNOWING

WHAT I WAS INVOLVED

WITH --

Wendy: WHY THIS

SATANIST LEFT THE OCCULT

ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB."

*

Gordon: WELL, WELCOME

TO "THE 700 CLUB."

ISLAMIC TERRORISTS APPEAR

TO BE CHANGING THEIR

TACTICS.

THEY'RE LAUNCHING FEWER

BIG ATTACKS.

INSTEAD LONE WOLVES ARE

CARRYING OUT SMALLER ONES

MORE FREQUENTLY.

AND THEY'RE USING

EVERYTHING FROM KNIVES TO

VEHICLES TO KILL THEIR

VICTIMS.

Terry: DESPITE THE

SPREAD OF TERRORISM, ISIS

IS SUFFERING A MAJOR

MILITARY DEFEAT IN IRAQ.

GARY LANE BRINGS US THIS

STORY.

Reporter: THE MOST

RECENT TERROR INCIDENT

HAPPENED WEDNESDAY IN

FLINT, MICHIGAN.

A 50-YEAR-OLD MAN FROM

CANADA ATTACKED A POLICE

OFFICER AT BISHOP AIRPORT.

HE USED A 12-INCH SURVIVAL

KNIFE LIKE THIS ONE TO

STABBED LIEUTENANT NEVAL.

LIEUTENANT NEVAL SAW

HIM RIGHT UNTIL THE END.

Reporter: HE SHOUTED

"ALLAHU AKBAR", GOD IS

GREATEST, BEFORE ATTACKING

THE AIRPORT POLICEMAN.

AND HE MADE A STATEMENT

SOMETHING TO THE EFFECT

THAT YOU HAVE KILLED

PEOPLE IN SYRIA, IRAQ, AND

AFGHANISTAN, AND WE ARE

ALL GOING TO DIE.

Reporter: NEVAL WAS

TAKEN TO A FLINT HOSPITAL

WHERE HE WAS LISTED IN

STABLE CONDITION.

HE WAS CHARGED WITH

COMMITTING AN ACT OF

VIOLENCE AT AN

INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

TERRORISM CHARGES ARE

LIKELY.

THAT ATTACK CAME AFTER

MORE LONE WOLF STRIKES IN

FRANCE AND BELGIUM EARLIER

THIS WEEK.

IN PARIS, ONE OF EUROPE'S

SUMMER TOURIST

DESTINATIONS, A SECOND

ATTACK IN THREE MONTHS

ALONG THE CHAMPS-ELYSEES.

A MAN DROVE A CAR PACKED

WITH EXPLOSIVES INTO

POLICE.

IN BRUSSELS A MAN WAS

STOPPED BY POLICE AS HE

ATTEMPTED TO DETONATE A

SUITCASE BOMB.

THE 36-YEAR-OLD MOROCCAN

NATIONAL, A SUSPECTED

SUPPORTER OF ISIS, LIVED

IN MOLENBECK.

IN EUROPE AND HERE IN

THE UNITED STATES,

OFFICIALS ARE WARNING

ABOUT THE GROWING POCKETS

OF MORE TERRORISM.

AND ONE CRIMINOLOGY EXPERT

IN PARIS SAYS, PEOPLE ARE

BECOMING NUMB TO ALL OF

THE ATTACKS.

PROFESSOR ALIN BOWER

COMPARES THE FREQUENT

ATTACKS IN LONDON AND

FACING THE NAZI BLITZ IN

WORLD WAR II, WHEN WORLD

WAR PLANES BOMBED INNOCENT

CIVILIANS.

AND HE SAID THE QUESTION

BACK THEN WAS NOT IF THERE

WILL BE MORE ATTACKS, BUT

WHEN AND HOW TO ENDURE

THEM.

WITH THE IDEA THAT IN THE

END, THE WEST WILL WIN.

BOWER SAID, QUOTE, "WE'VE

GONE FROM HYPER TERRORISM

TO LOWER INTENSITY

TERRORISM, WITH FEWER

VICTIMS, BUT WITH A STRONG

MEDIA APPLICATION."

AS EUROPEANS BRACE

THEMSELVES, ISIS IS

SUFFERING MILITARY DEFEATS

IN SYRIA AND IRAQ.

WHEN IRAQI TROOPS CLOSED

IN, ISIS ACKNOWLEDGED

DEFEAT IN MOSUL BY BLOWING

UP THE GRAND al-NURI

MOSQUE, THE SAME MOSQUE

WHERE ABU OMAR

al-BAGHDADI DECLARED THE

CALIPHATE THREE YEARS AGO.

Gordon: THE

DESTRUCTION OF THAT MOSQUE

IS CERTAINLY SYMBOLIC.

ISIS BLEW IT UP.

THEY WERE TRYING TO BLAME

COALITION FORCES AND A

U.S. AIRSTRIKE FOR IT.

BUT THE NEWS IS GETTING

THIS ONE RIGHT.

THEY ARE THE ONES THAT DID

IT, AND IT IS A SIGNAL OF

THEIR DEFEAT.

> IN OTHER NEWS, SENATE

REPUBLICANS ARE RELEASING

THEIR PLAN TODAY TO REPEAL

AND REPLACE OBAMACARE.

JOHN JESSUP HAS THAT

STORY.

John: THAT'S RIGHT,

GORDON, THE SENATE PLAN

WOULD END POSSIBILITIES PENALTIES FOR

PEOPLE NOT BUYING

INSURANCE, AND CUT BACK

FUNDING FOR MEDICAID.

IF

President Trump: IF

WE WENT AND GOT THE SINGLE

GREATEST HEALTH CARE PLAN

IN THE HISTORY OF THE

WORLD, WE WOULD NOT GET

ONE DEMOCRAT VOTE BECAUSE

THEY'RE OBSTRUCTIONISTS.

Reporter: THE

REPUBLICAN BILL COMES AS

ANTHEM ANNOUNCES IT IS

PULLING OUT OF THE

OBAMACARE MARKETS IN

WISCONSIN AND INDIANA NEXT

YEAR.

> WELL, A MOTHER AND SON

RECENTLY REUNITED AFTER

NEARLY 50 YEARS OF

SEPARATION.

THEIR STORY DATES BACK TO

THE VIETNAM WAR, WHEN THE

BABY BOY WAS TAKEN AWAY,

BUT HIS MOM NEVER GAVE UP

HOPE OF FINDING HIM.

CHARLENE AARON SHOWS US

HOW YEARS OF PRAYING

FINALLY PAID OFF.

Charlene: AT TWO

YEARS OLD, KIRK WAS

ADOPTED FROM AN ORPHANAGE

IN VIETNAM.

AFTER GROWING UP IN

AMERICA, RAISED BY

CHRISTIAN PARENTS, THE

47-YEAR-OLD NEVER IMAGINED

MEETING HIS BIOLOGICAL

MOTHER.

I GREW ONE KNOWING I

WAS ADOPTED WITH THE

KNOWLEDGE THAT MY PARENTS

DIED IN THE VIETNAM WAR.

IT HAS BEEN A FEW DAYS FOR

ME.

I CAN'T IMAGINE WHAT THE

TRIP HAS BEEN FOR HER.

HELLO.

HELLO.

YES, I'M RETURNING A

CALL TO THIS NUMBER.

I AM LOOKING MY SON.

I'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR HIM

FOR A LONG TIME.

AND I BELIEVE YOU ARE MY

SON.

Charlene: FAST

FORWARD TO JUNE 6, 2017,

WHEN CBN NEWS DOCUMENTED

THE LONG-AWAITED MOMENT

FOR HIM AND HIS BIRTH

MOTHER, NIBBLET.

NIBBLET AND HER HUSBAND

DROVE FROM SAN ANTONIO TO

VIRGINIA BEACH FOR THE

EMOTIONAL REUNION.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THANK YOU FOR BRINGING MY

SON TO ME.

I LOVE YOU, SON.

THANK YOU SO MUCH, GOD.

THANK YOU, JESUS.

I KNOW YOU KNOW WHERE MY

SON IS.

Charlene: NIBBLET

BECAME PREGNANT AT JUST 17

DURING THE VIETNAM WAR.

WHEN HER FATHER LEARNED OF

THE PREGNANCY, HE BECAME

ANGRY BECAUSE SHE WASN'T

MARRIED, PLUS THE FATHER

WAS AN AMERICAN SOLDIER.

SHE TOLD US WHAT HER

FATHER DID THE DAY HER SON

WAS BORN.

TOOK THE BABY RIGHT

AFTER I HAD HIM.

I KNEW IT WAS A BOY.

I KNEW IT WAS A BOY.

Charlene: NIBBLET

ALSO SUFFERED PHYSICAL

ABUSE FOR REFUSING TO GO

ALONG WITH THE HASTELY

ARRANGED MARRIAGE.

HIS BIOLOGICAL FATHER

TRANSFERRED TO ANOTHER

BASE AND NEVER KNEW ABOUT

THE PREGNANCY.

NIBBLET CAME TO THE U.S.

IN 19 1971, AND NEVER STOPPED

PRAYING SHE WOULD ONE DAY

FIND HER SON.

AFTER MANY

DISAPPOINTMENTS, SHE

TURNED TO THE INTERNET AND

FAMILY TREE D.N.A. JUST

TWO YEARS AGO.

MEANWHILE, HE HAD

HESITATED TO LOOK,

ALTHOUGH HE HAD ALWAYS

WANTED TO KNOW MORE ABOUT

HIS BIRTH FAMILY.

FINALLY HE DECIDED TO TAKE

A CHANCE AND JUST DAYS

AFTER GOING TO THE SAME

WEBSITE WAS NOTIFIED ABOUT

A POSSIBLE MATCH.

IT SAID, PARENT-CHILD

MATCH.

AND I THOUGHT, THAT'S

IMPOSSIBLE.

Charlene: THAT

UNLIKELIHOOD TURNED OUT TO

BE THE ANSWER TO HIS

MOTHER'S UNWAVERING

PRAYERS.

I JUST KNEW IT WAS MY

SON BECAUSE I HAD BEEN

PRAYING.

Charlene: AND DAYS

AFTER MEETING HIS MOM, HE

ALSO MET A BROTHER AND

SISTER HE NEVER KNEW

EXISTED.

FAMILY MEMBERS ARE

THANKFUL FOR THIS ONCE IN

A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY.

THIS IS ALL HAPPENING

IN HIS TIMING.

IT IS PERFECT.

I FEEL BLESSED.

WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO

CALL GRANDMA?

GRANDMA.

[LAUGHTER]

Charlene: THEY HOPE

THEIR STORY INSPIRES

OTHERS.

KEEP CONTINUE

BELIEVING.

SOONER OR LATER, GOD WILL

OPEN THAT DOOR.

WE HAVE TO BE FAITHFUL,

AS MOM PUT IT, AND TRUST

IN HIS PERFECT TIMING.

Charlene: CHARLENE

AARON, CBN NEWS.

Efrem: AND THERE IS

MORE GOOD NEWS.

A REUNION IS NOW BEING

PLANNED FOR KIRK AND HIS

FATHER.

> EMPLOYEES AT A

START-UP PUB IN SWEDEN ARE

VOLUNTARILY GETTING

MICROCHIP IN PLANTS IN

THEIR HANDS.

THE COMPANY OFFERS TO HAVE

HIS MEMBERS HAVE THE CHIP.

IT REPLACES OTHER THINGS

LIKE CREDIT CARDS OR KEYS.

THE IMPLANTS USE

COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY,

THE SAME AS THOSE WITH

CREDIT CARDS OR MOBILE

PAYMENTS.

OF COURSE, THAT RAISES THE

POSSIBILITY OF HACKERS

STEALING THE IMPLANTED

INFORMATION.

BUT SO FAR THE CHIPS ARE

VERY POPULAR AMONG THE

EMPLOYEES.

SOME EXPERTS SAY THE NEXT

STEP IS FOR ELECTRONICS TO

MOVE FROM CREDIT CARDS OR

COMPUTERS INTO HUMAN

BODIES.

GORDON?

Gordon: WELL, WE'RE

SEEING AN ADVANCE HERE --

A SO-CALLED ADVANCE THAT

IS ACTUALLY QUITE

CHILLING.

AND THE AMOUNT OF DATA

THAT THOSE LITTLE DEVICES

ARE GIVING OFF IS

ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE.

I WOULD BE VERY WORRIED

ABOUT A HACKER HAVING

ACCESS TO THAT KIND OF

INFORMATION.

BUT PEOPLE ARE DOING IT,

AND THEY'RE DOING IT FOR

ONE REASON: CONVENIENCE.

UP NEXT, HE WAS A

PARATROOPER WHO RECAPTURED

THE OLD CITY.

AND THEN LATER, THE C.E.O.

WHO BUILT A MODERN NATION.

SCOTT ROSS SITS DOWN WITH

ISRAELI HERO ARIK ACHMON,

WHEN WE COME BACK.

Gordon: ARIK ACHMON

WAS ONE OF ISRAEL'S HEROS

DURING THE SIX-DAY WAR.

BUT HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO

HIS COUNTRY DIDN'T STOP

THERE.

AFTER THE WAR, HE ALSO

PLAYED A HUGE ROLE IN

HELPING ISRAEL DEVELOP ITS

MODERN ECONOMY.

SCOTT ROSS BRINGS US HIS

REMARKABLE STORY.

Reporter: ARIK ACHMON

WAS THE CHIEF INTELLIGENCE

OFFICER FOR THE 55th

PARATROOPER BRIGADES

DURING THE SIX-DAY WAR.

I HAVE EXACTLY 10 HOURS

TO PREPARE A UNIT TO WAR.

USUALLY TO MAKE OUR

OPERATION IN JERUSALEM,

YOU NEED ABOUT 40 HOURS.

IT IS CRAZINESS FOR AN

INTELLIGENCE OFFICER TO DO

THAT IN 10 HOURS.

Reporter: AS ONE OF

THE SOLDIERS WHO REUNITED

JERUSALEM, ACHMON WAS

HONORED AT THE JERUSALEM

PREMIERE OF THE CBN

DOCUDRAMA "IN OUR HANDS:

THE BATTLE FOR JERUSALEM."

I TALKED WITH ACHMON AT

HIS TEL AVIV HOME ABOUT

THE WAR AND HIS LIFE.

WHEN YOU ENTERED THE CITY

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN,

WHAT, A MILLIO MILLENNIUM, HOW

DID THAT FEEL FOR YOU?

IT WAS AN ABSOLUTE

HISTORIC MOMENT.

I WAS VERY BUSY.

IT WAS AFTER THREE DAYS OF

VERY, VERY HARD FIGHT.

BASICALLY I DIDN'T THINK

ABOUT HISTORY.

I WOULD THINK ABOUT DOING

OUR JOB.

BUT I MUST TELL YOU THAT

WHEN WE -- THE TWO US AND

THE COMMANDING UNIT OF THE

BRIGADE CAME TO THE MOUNT,

THAT WAS THE FIRST TIME I

FEEL THAT I HAVE

PARTICIPATED IN SOMETHING

SPECIAL.

BUBUT TO SAY THE TRUTH, I

WAS VERY SAD.

Reporter: WHY?

BECAUSE 95 OF OR

COMRADES ARE DEAD IN THE

FIGHT.

Reporter: AND THAT

WAS ONLY THE BEGINNING OF

ACHMON'S CONTRIBUTION TO

ISRAEL.

HE WAS ONE OF THE FIRST

ISRAELI PARATROOPERS INTO

THE OLD CITY IN 1967, AND

ACTUALLY LED THE CROSSING

OF THE SUEZ CANAL IN 1973.

Reporter: AUTHOR

YOSSI KLEIN HALEVI WROTE

ABOUT ACHMON IN HIS WAR

BOOK "LIKE DREAMERS."

HE TOLD ME HOW ACHMON

PLAYED THE ROLE OF HERO

MORE THAN ONCE.

YOU TALK ABOUT THE

TRANSFORMATION OF ISRAEL

TO A HIGH-TECH SUPER

POWER, AND ARIK ACHMON

STARTS OFF AS A BOY,

LIVING ON ONE OF THESE

RADICAL SOCIALISTS

KIBBUTZ, A LITTLE

SETTLEMENT.

HE LEAVES THE KIBBUTZ AND

ENDS UP BECOMING THE

C.E.O. OF ISRAEL'S

DOMESTIC AIRLINE.

ISRAEL'S ECONOMY WAS

SOCIALIST IN THOSE YEARS.

HE FIGHTS THE TRADE

UNIONS, AND HE CREATES THE

FIRST PRIVATIZED COMPANY

IN THE STATE OF ISRAEL AND

OPENS THE WAY TO THE

HIGH-TECH FREE ECONOMY WE

HAVE TODAY.

TO ME, ARIK ACHMON IS A

MULTIPLE HERO.

Reporter: ACHMON LEFT

THE KIBBUTZ AT AGE 40, BUT

HE NEVER FORGOT WHAT HE

LEARNED THERE.

I THINK THE KIBBUTZ

BUILT ISRAEL.

Reporter: WHERE DID

YOU GET THE VISION TO MOVE

BEYOND THE KIBBUTZ LIFE

AND TO A BROADER ECONOMY,

AND DEVELOPING BEYOND JUST

THE SOCIALIST IDEA?

MY VALUE IS THERE IN

THE KIBBUTZ.

I BELIEVE IN FREE ECONOMY

THAT MINGLES WITH A SOCIAL

RESPONSIBILITY.

IT IS A VERY, VERY

IMPORTANT THING.

IT'S VALUES THAT ARE MORE

IMPORTANT THAN MONEY.

Reporter: IF THE

ECONOMY HADN'T CHANGED TO

A FREE ECONOMY, DO YOU

THINK THAT ISRAEL WOULD

HAVE SURVIVED?

I THINK THE ISRAELIS

ECONOMY IS A MIRACLE.

IN SUCH EXTREME

CIRCUMSTANCES, TO BE ONE

OF THE LEADING ECONOMIES

IN THE WORLD.

Reporter: FOR ACHMON,

EVEN WITH ISRAEL'S GREAT

DEVELOPMENT, HE IS

TROUBLED BY DIVISIONS

AMONG HIS PEOPLE.

Reporter: WHAT ABOUT

YOUR ENEMIES WHO DON'T

THINK YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO

EXISTENT.

THE ENEMIES ARE

ENEMIES.

WE ARE STRONG ENOUGH TO

LOOK AFTER OURSELVES.

THE ENEMY OF ISRAEL IS IN

US, INSIDE US, NOT

OUTSIDE.

Reporter: THE FUTURE

FOR THIS COUNTRY NOW, YOU

WERE A MAN OF VISION.

YOU'VE BEEN A MAN OF

VISION.

WHAT'S YOUR VISION FOR

ISRAEL NOW?

I BELIEVE IN THE

ETERNITY OF THE JEWISH

PEOPLE.

WE HAVE TO GET OVER THIS

CONFLICT.

AND I'M NOT SURE THAT I

WILL LIVE IT UNTIL THIS

DAY, BUT I BELIEVE IN IT.

WE WILL OVERCOME.

Reporter: SCOTT ROSS

FOR CBN NEWS IN TEL AVIV.

Gordon: DEFINITE

WORDS OF WISDOM, WE WILL

OVERCOME, BUT OUR BIGGEST

ENEMY IS WITHIN US.

THE REUNIFICATION OF

JERUSALEM HAS BEEN CALLED

THE MOST SIGNIFICANT

FULFILLMENT OF BIBLICAL

PROPHECY IN OUR TIMES.

AND WE WANT YOU TO KNOW

THE STORY OF HOW IT

HAPPENED, AND HOW CLOSE

THE STATE OF ISRAEL CAME

TO TOTAL ANNIHILATION

BEFORE THE SIX-DAY WAR.

THAT'S WHY CBN PUT

TOGETHER THE DOCUDRAMA "IN

OUR HANDS: THE BATTLE FOR

JERUSALEM."

IT FEATURES INTERVIEWS

WITH ARIK ACHMON AND OTHER

MEMBERS OF THE 55th

PARATROOPER BRIGADE.

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TERRY?

Terry: UP NEXT, AN

INMATE WHO WANTED TO BE

FEARED, SO HE BECAME A

SATANIST.

I LOVE THAT PEOPLE WERE

SCARED OF ME.

BOY, THAT REALLY FED THAT

EGO.

Terry: BUT THERE WAS

ONE PERSON WHO WASN'T

AFRAID OF HIM.

FIND OUT WHO IT WAS AND

HOW SHE CHANGED HIS LIFE.

THAT'S NEXT.

Terry: BRIA BRIAN COLE HAS

ROBBED MORE THAN 200

HOMES, SHOT A MAN AT

POINTBLANK, CAUSED A MAN

TO BE BURNED TO DEATH, AND

SERVED AS 20 YEARS AS A

DEVOTE PAGAN PRIEST.

STILL, NO MATTER WHAT HE

DID OR WHO HE GOT INVOLVED

WITH, HIS MOTHER NEVER

STOPPED PRAYING FOR HIM.

I HATED PEOPLE ALL MY

LIFE.

AND IF I COULDN'T USE YOU,

YOU MEANT NOTHING TO ME AT

ALL.

Reporter: BEING A

SHORT KID WITH BUCKED

TEETH, BRIAN WAS THE

PERFECT TARGET FOR

BULLIES.

BUT NONE OF HIS

CLASSMATES' TEASING

COMPARED TO THE ABUSE HE

RECEIVED FROM HIS OWN

FATHER.

UNTIL I GOT TO THE AGE

WHERE I COULD TAKE MY DAD

ON, FISTACUFFS, THAT I

WOULD NEVER BE RIGHT WITH

HIM.

I HATED HIM.

Reporter: AS BRIAN

GREW, SO DID HIS HATRED.

BY FIFTH GRADE, HE BEGAN

STEALING AND PICKING

FIGHTS IN SCHOOL AND

CHURCH.

YOU'RE A NOBODY, YOU'RE

NOTHING, YOU'RE NEVER

GOING TO AMOUNT TO

ANYTHING, YOU'RE A SINNER,

AND YOU'RE GOING TO HELL.

>HERE I WAS, 10 YEARS OLD,

AND I DIDN'T WANT TO BE AT

HOME.

I DIDN'T WANT TO BE AT

SCHOOL.

I DIDN'T WANT TO BE AT

CHURCH.

Reporter: BUT ONE

PERSON WAS DIFFERENT THAN

THE REST: HIS MOTHER,

DOROTHY.

I ALWAYS TOLD HIM I

LOVED HIM.

AND I WOULD SAY, NO MATTER

WHAT YOU DO, YOU'RE NOT

GOING TO TURN MY LOVE

AWAY.

Reporter: THEN BRIAN

MET SOME OLDER KIDS FROM

THE NEIGHBORING HIGH

SCHOOL.

THEY OFFERED HIM A

CIGARETTE AND FRIENDSHIP,

AND HE ACCEPTED BOTH

GLADLY.

THEY STUCK UP FOR ME.

SO NOW THE TABLES GOT

TURNED.

AND I REMEMBER REALIZING

THAT AND SAYING TO MYSELF,

NOW IT'S MY TURN.

Reporter: EMBOLDENED

BY HIS NEW FRIENDS, BRIAN

BECAME WHAT HE HATED MOST,

AND PRETTY SOON EVERYBODY

KNEW HIS NAME.

I WAS A BIG-TIME DRUG

ADDICT AND SELLING

MARIJUANA AND PORNOGRAPHY

IN SCHOOL, BREAKING INTO

CHURCHES AND STEALING

THEIR SOUND EQUIPMENT.

TRASHING THE PLACE.

I LOVED IT.

I LOVED THAT PEOPLE LOOKED

UP TO ME.

I LOVED THAT PEOPLE WERE

SCARED OF ME.

AND I WAS THE MAN.

Reporter: WHEN BRIAN

WAS 14, HIS FATHER TURNED

HIM IN FOR DEALING POT.

FOR THE NEXT FOUR YEARS,

HE WAS SHUFFLED AROUND

GROUP HOMES, TREATMENT

CENTERS, AND PSYCH WARDS,

WHILE CONTINUING TO SELL

DRUGS AND STEAL.

STILL, HIS MOTHER REFUSED

TO GIVE UP ON HIM.

I TRIED MY BEST.

IT WAS JUST ONE THING

AFTER ANOTHER.

IT WAS HARD.

I WAS HAPPY WHERE I WAS

AT, AND YOU COULDN'T

CHANGE ME.

THE DRUGS WERE MY LIFE.

Reporter: AT 18,

BRIAN AGED OUT OF THE

SYSTEM AND HIS PARENTS

DIVORCED.

SHORTLY AFTER, A STING

OPERATION LANDED HIM IN

JAIL.

HE WAS CHARGED WITH

BURGLARIZING 250 HOMES AND

SENTENCED TO 10 YEARS IN

PRISON.

WHILE IN MAXIMUM SECURITY,

HE TOOK UP A NEW HOBBY,

SATANISM.

BY THEN, I WAS ALREADY

HEAVY INTO L.S.D.

SEEING THE FEAR IN

PEOPLE'S EYES, KNOWING

WHAT I WAS INVOLVED IN --

EVEN THE GUARDS -- AND,

BOY, THAT REALLY FED THAT

EGO.

Reporter: THEN

SHORTLY AFTER HIS RELEASE

IN 1994, BRIAN'S NEW

GIRLFRIEND CHEATED ON HIM

WITH HER SOON TO BE

EX-HUSBAND.

BRIAN, IN TURN, BROKE INTO

THE MAN'S HOME AND SHOT

HIM POINTBLANK.

THE MAN MAN SURVIVED AND A TIP

LED TO HIM BEING CAPTURED.

THAT TIP CAME FROM HIS

MOTHER.

OF COURSE I WAS MAD AT

MY MOTHER.

YOU'RE GOING TO DO ME LIKE

THAT?

AT THAT POINT, I

DECIDED THERE WAS NOTHING

ELSE I COULD DO FOR HIM.

I HAD TO PRAY FOR HIM.

Reporter: AFTER

SERVING 12 YEARS, BRIAN

WAS A FREE MAN.

HE RECONNECTED WITH AN OLD

FRIEND AND CUSTOMER AND HE

TURNED HIM ON TO A NEW

ADDICTION: METH.

ONE DAY AFTER GOING ON A

SIX-DAY BINGE, HIS FRIEND

PASSED OUT NEAR A HEAT

REGISTER.

IT CAUGHT FIRE AND HE

BURNED TO DEATH.

A YEAR LATER, BRIAN WAS

ONCE AGAIN BEHIND BARS.

I WAS IN MY 40s, AND

I JUST DIDN'T WANT TO LIVE

ANYMORE.

I KNEW I WAS RESPONSIBLE.

Reporter: DESPERATE

TO GET CLEAN, BRIAN JOINED

WHAT TURNED OUT TO BE A

FAITH-BASED DRUG AND

ALCOHOL PROGRAM.

I FOUND OUT YOU HAD TO

HAVE A BIBLE IN ORDER TO

DO THE HOMEWORK.

AND I'M, LIKE, OH, MAN.

IT WAS ALL FILL IN THE

BLANKS FROM SCRIPTURE.

SO AS I'M FILLING IN THE

BLANKS, I SAW THIS VERSE,

PSALM 51: 7, "WASH ME, AND

I SHALL BE WHITER THAN

SNOW," AND IT BLEW ME

AWAY.

BECAUSE IT WAS PART OF THE

OCCULT, AND I'M, LIKE,

WHAT IS THIS DOING HERE.

AND THAT'S WHEN IT WENT

FROM JUST FILLING IN THE

BLANKS TO NOW I'M READING

SOME STUFF.

THE LORD SAID, YOU SHALL

KNOW THE TRUTH AND THE

TRUTH SHALL SET YOU FREE.

JESUS SAID, I'M THE WAY,

THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE.

AND BECAUSE I WAS READING

THE TRUTH, IT ALREADY

STARTED CHANGING ME.

Reporter: A FEW WEEKS

LATER, HE WAS GIVEN A NEW

ASSIGNMENT: WRITE TO

SOMEONE WHO HAD BEEN HURT

BY HIS ADDICTIONS.

BRIAN WROTE HIS MOTHER,

AND SHE RESPONDED WITH A

13-PAGE LETTER.

I DIDN'T EVEN GET PAST

A PAGE AND A HALF AND I

WEPT.

I REALIZED THAT ALL MY

LIFE I HAD HURT MY MOM UP

TO THE POINT WHERE SHE

WANTED TO JUST DIE.

Reporter: BUT IT WAS

AT THAT MOMENT BRIAN

REALIZED HE HAD NEVER BEEN

UNLOVED.

SHE TOLD ME THAT SHE

HAD BEEN PRAYING FOR ME

EVER SINCE I GOT LOST.

IT BLEW ME AWAY.

IT BLEW ME AWAY THAT FOR

33 YEARS MY MOM NEVER GAVE

UP ON ME.

THAT'S REAL LOVE.

THAT'S THE LOVE OF CHRIST.

Reporter: AS MUCH AS

BRIAN WANTED GOD'S LOVE,

ONE THING KEPT HOLDING HIM

BACK.

HOW COULD GOD FORGIVE

ME FOR THE THINGS I SAID

AND DID AGAINST HIM

PERSONALLY?

THE OLD CHAPLAIN IN JAIL,

I TOLD HIM ABOUT THAT, AND

HE SAID, YOU'VE BEEN

READING YOUR BIBLE.

AND I SAID, YES, SIR.

AND HE SAID, DID YOU READ

THAT PART ABOUT AS FAR AS

THE EAST IS FROM THE WEST,

AND I SAID YES.

AND HE SAID, DO YOU THINK

GOD CAN FORGIVE AND

FORGET.

AND THAT'S WHAT IT TOOK.

I GOT ON MY KNEES AND I

SAID, I'M ALL IN.

I'M YOURS, LORD, USE ME.

I NEVER IN THE WORD

THOUGHT I WOULD SEE THIS

MIRACLE IN MY LIFE.

SO THERE IS A LORD.

Reporter: BRIAN

RENOWNED SATANISM, AND

OVER THE NEXT 18 MONTHS

LEARNED TO FORGIVE AND BE

FORGIVEN.

AND BY HIS RELEASE IN

2010, THERE WAS ONLY ONE

PERSON LEFT HE NEEDED TO

MAKE PEACE WITH.

I WENT TO MYE MY DAD

SHORTLY AFTER I WAS

RELEASED, AND I SAID, I

HOPE YOU CAN FORGIVE ME.

SHORTLY AFTER THAT, I WAS

OVER HIS PLACE ONE DAY,

AND HE SAID, YOU KNOW

WHAT, BRIAN?

I LOVE YOU AND I'M PROUD

OF YOU.

AND I HAD NOT HEARD THOSE

TWO WORDS ALL MY LIFE.

Reporter: BRIAN, WHO

IS NOW A HUSBAND, FATHER,

AND PASTOR, HAS A NEW

PURPOSE: TO SHARE GOD'S

LOVE AND FORGIVENESS WITH

OTHERS.

I WANT TO BE A PICTURE

OF HOPE FOR ANYBODY.

ESPECIALLY THOSE INVOLVED

IN CRIMES AND EX-CONVICTS,

THOSE WHO ARE HURTING AND

WHO ARE MANIPULATED, AND

THOSE COMING OUT OF DRUGS

BECAUSE I WANT THEM TO

HAVE THE SAME THING I'VE

GOT.

I WANT TO SHOW THEM JESUS.

Terry: WOW, BRIAN'S

STORY IS SUCH AN

ENCOURAGEMENT TO THOSE WHO

ARE STRUGGLING AND LOST,

DOUBTING, TRAPPED.

AND ALSO TO MOMS AND DADS

WHO ARE FAITHFULLY PRAYING

FOR LOST SONS AND

DAUGHTERS.

YOU KNOW, THERE ARE SO

MANY INTERESTING THINGS

ABOUT BRIAN'S STORY.

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT

STANDS OUT TO ME IS HOW

TENDER THE HEART OF A

CHILD IS.

AND HOW THINGS CAN HAPPEN,

OR SOMETHING AS SIMPLE AS

SOMEONE NOT SAYING WHAT

NEEDED TO BE SAID IN THE

HEART OF A CHILD, THAT

EITHER LEAVE YOU BITTER OR

BETTER.

AND YOU KNOW, THIS

INSTANCE THAT BITTERNESS

TOOK ROOT IN BRIAN'S HEART

AS A CHILD, LIKE A HOOK IN

HIS SOUL, THAT THE ENEMY

USED TO KEEP HIM FROM

HEARING THE TRUTH, FROM

KNOWING THE TRUTH, FROM

RECEIVING THE TRUTH AND

THE LOVE OF NOT JUST HIS

MOM, BUT GOD.

AND THEN I THINK HOW

SCRIPTURE SAYS THAT JESUS,

THE GOOD SHEPHERD, LEAVES

THE ENTIRE FLOCK TO GO

AFTER THE ONE WHO'S LOST.

YOU KNOW, HE SEES EVERYONE

OF US.

THE BIBLE SAYS, NOT A

SPARROW FALLS FROM THE

TREE BUT THAT HE KNOWS IT.

BUT IT IS PRETTY AMAZING,

ISN'T IT, THAT HE COMES

AFTER THE ONE WHO IS LOST,

EVEN WHEN THE ONE WHO IS

LOST DOESN'T WANT TO BE

FOUND.

OUR GOD IS A CONSUMING

FIRE, BUT HE IS ALSO OUR

ABBA DADDY.

HE LOVES US.

HE KNOWS US THROUGH AND

THROUGH.

AND AS BRIAN FOUND OUT, HE

FORGIVES IT ALL.

THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN

DO THAT WILL SEPARATE YOU

FROM THE LOVE OF GOD,

OTHER THAN YOUR OWN FREE

WILL, TO SAY I REFUSE TO

RECEIVE, I REFUSE TO BE

FORGIVEN.

USUALLY THE VERY THING

THAT WE WANT LIES IN OUR

WILLINGNESS TO SAY YES.

I WILL OPEN MY HEART TO

YOU, GOD.

I WILL KNOW YOU.

I WANT TO BE KNOWN BY YOU.

ONE OF THE OTHER THINGS

THAT STRIKES ME ABOUT

BRIAN'S LIFE IS WHEN HE

SAID, I BECAME THE VERY

THING I HATED.

ISN'T THAT WHAT HAPPENS TO

US?

YOU KNOW, WE'RE CREATED

WITH PURPOSE AND INTENTION

BY A LOVING GOD, WHO WANTS

FELLOWSHIP WITH US.

AND WHEN THAT IS BROKEN,

FOR WHATEVER REASON, FOR

WHATEVER ANYBODY HAS DONE

TO US OR FOR WHATEVER HAS

HAPPENED IN LIFE, WE NO

LONGER KNOW WHO WE ARE.

THAT IMAGE THAT IS IN

US -- THE BIBLE SAYS WE

ARE MADE IN THE IMAGE AND

LIKENESS OF GOD, BECOMES

SMEARED, AND YOU CAN'T

FIGURE OUT WHAT IT IS

ANYMORE, AND YOU TRY TO

BATTLE YOURSELF OUT OF

THAT PLACE.

WHEN REALLY WHAT YOU NEED

IS TO COME BACK TO THE ONE

WHO CREATED YOU.

HE WILL PUT IT ALL IN

ORDER.

AND THIS IS ALSO WHAT

HE'LL DO: WHEN YOU'RE OUT

OF ORDER IN YOUR LIFE IN

ANY WAY, THE ENEMY COMES

IN AND HE LIES AND HE USES

THAT TO CHANGE YOUR HEART,

TO CHANGE YOUR MIND, BUT

THE BIBLE SAYS THIS --

THIS IS A PROMISE TO THOSE

WHO COME TO CHRIST: IF ANY

MAN OR WOMAN COMES TO

CHRIST, THEY BECOME A

BRAND NEW CREATION.

OLD THINGS PASS AWAY, AND

OLD THINGS BECOME NEW.

AND WHAT THE ENEMY MEANT

FOR EVIL, GOD WILL WORK

FOR GOOD IN YOUR LIFE.

SO STOP GIVING YOURSELF A

SPIRITUAL REPORT CARD

TODAY.

JUST SAY YES TO GOD.

IT IS THAT SIMPLE.

SOMETIMES THE SIMPLICITY

OF IT IS THE VERY THING

THAT GETS US HUNG UP.

SURELY THERE IS SOMETHING

I HAVE TO DO.

SURELY I HAVE TO EARN THIS

LOVE.

SURELY I HAVE TO MAKE REST

TUSION FORESTATUTION FOR THE WRONG

I'VE DONE.

WHAT YOU'RE SAYING YES TO

TODAY IS, JESUS, I GET

THAT YOU DO THAT FOR ME.

I'M ACKNOWLEDGING I'M A

SINNER IN NEED OF A

SAVIOUR, AND TODAY I WANT

TO SAY, JESUS, BE MY

SAVIOR.

BE THE LORD OF MY LIFE.

BE THE FATHER WHO TEACHES

ME, WHO GUIDES ME, WHO

WALKS WITH ME.

THAT'S HIS PROMISE TO YOU.

> WHE.WHEN JESUS LEFT, HE SAID,

I'M SENDING THE COMFORTER.

RECEIVE THAT TODAY.

THAT'S GOD'S GIFT TO YOU.

FRIENDSHIP, THE COMFORT,

AND THE GIFT OF ETERNITY

WITH HIM.

IT IS FREE FOR THE ASKING.

DON'T BELIEVE THE LIES

ANYMORE ABOUT HOW VALUABLE

OR INVALUABLE YOU ARE, OR

WHETHER GOD IS REAL OR

NOT.

HE IS VERY REAL.

LISTEN, PEOPLE LIKE BRIAN

DON'T JUST CHANGE BECAUSE

THEY HAD A CHANGE OF HEART

ONE DAY.

THERE IS A POWER THAT

COMES TO YOU.

IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR

POWER AND IDENTITY,

RECEIVE IT TODAY.

IT COMES TO YOU THROUGH

THE LIVING GOD.

TO LIVE LIFE DIFFERENTLY.

TO THINK DIFFERENTLY.

TO ACT DIFFERENTLY.

TO BELIEVE TRUTH AND

RECOGNIZE IT WHEN YOU HEAR

IT.

ASK FOR IT.

IT'S THAT SIMPLE.

GOD LOVES YOU WITH AN

EVERLASTING LOVE.

AND ALL OF THIS IS

AVAILABLE TO YOU.

HIS ARMS ARE STRETCHED

OUT, SAYING, COME TO ME, I

WANT TO GIVE YOU ALL OF

THIS.

I WANT TO BE ALL OF THIS

IN YOU, AND THROUGH YOU,

AND FOR YOU.

DON'T LET YOUR PRIDE ROB

YOU OF THAT.

LISTEN, IF YOU HAVE PRAYED

THAT PRAYER TODAY, IF YOU

DECIDED TO MAKE JESUS YOUR

LORD AND SAVIOR, YOU MAY

BE ASKING, WHAT DO I DO

NOW?

I HAVE ACKNOWLEDGED, AND I

PRAYED THE PRAYER, JESUS,

I WANT YOU TO BE MY

LORD -- WELL, WE'VE GOT A

PACKET FOR YOU.

IT'S CALLED "A NEW DAY."

PAT HAS PUT THIS TOGETHER

JUST FOR YOU.

IT IS FREE, AND WE'RE

HAPPY TO SEND IT TO YOU.

YOU GET IT BY CALLING OUR

TOLL-FREE NUMBER:

1-800-700-7000.

JUST CALL NOW AND SAY, I'D

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PACKET, AND WE'LL GET IT

OUT TO YOU RIGHT AWAY.

GORDON?

Gordon: STILL AHEAD,

INSIDE A SMALL SHACK THAT

HOUSES A FAMILY OF FOUR

AND A PLAGUE OF HUNGRY

RATS.

OUR REPORTER SPENDS A

NIGHT THERE TO ENSURE THAT

NO ONE ELSE WILL HAVE TO.

THAT STORY, LATER ON

TODAY'S SHOW.

Efrem: AND WELCOME

BACK TO "THE 700 CLUB."

TROPICAL STORM CINDY CAME

ASHORE THIS MORNING IN

LOUISIANA, AFTER IT

WREAKED HAVOC ACROSS FIVE

STATES.

SO FAR IT HAS BROUGHT

RAIN, A THREAT OF

FLASHFLOODING AND

TORNADOES.

IN FLORIDA, IT LEFT A GOOD

AMOUNT OF DAMAGE, WHERE

RESIDENTS ARE THANKFUL NO

ONE WAS HURT.

I'M NOT USUALLY ONE FOR

LOSS OF WORDS, BUT I AM

NOW.

I CAN'T GET OVER THIS.

YOU KNOW.

THANK GOD NOBODY WAS HURT.

THIS IS TERRIBLE.

Efrem: BUT THE STORM

HAS ALREADY BEEN BLAMED

FOR ONE DEATH.

A 10-YEAR-OLD BOY FROM THE

ST. LOUIS AREA.

HE WAS KILLED ON AN

ALABAMA BEACH WEDNESDAY

WHEN HE WAS HIT BY A LOG

THAT WASHED ASHORE.

THE U.S. NATIONAL

HURRICANE CENTER SAYS THE

STORM'S MAXIMUM SUSTAINED

WINDS HAVE NOW WEAKENED TO

40 MILES PER HOUR.

IT IS EXPECTED TO SLOW

DOWN EVEN MORE.

> A CHRISTIAN ELEMENTARY

SCHOOL IN CANADA IS BEING

TOLD IT CAN'T TEACH

STUDENTS SCRIPTURES THAT

MAY BE CONSIDERED

OFFENSIVE.

THE BOARD FOR THE SCHOOL

IN ALBERTA ALSO MADE

SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS TAKE

A BIBLE VERSE OFF THEIR

WEBSITE AND OFF THE WALL

INSIDE THE SCOO. TH SCHOOL.

THE ORDERS GO AGAINST AN

AGREEMENT THAT ALLOWS THE

CHRISTIAN ACADEMY TO TEACH

ITS BASIC TENANTS.

THEY SAY THEIR FREEDOM OF

RELIGION AND EXPRESSION

ARE BEING VIOLATED.

> REMEMBER, YOU CAN

ALWAYS GET THE LATEST FROM

CBN NEWS BY GOING TO OUR

WEBSITE AT cbnnews.com.

GORDON AND TERRY ARE BACK

WITH MORE OF "THE 700

CLUB."

IT IS COMING UP RIGHT

AFTER THIS.

Terry: MIRA AND RAUL

SPENT THEIR DAYS DOING

BACK BREAKING LABOR, AND

THEIR NIGHTS CHASING AWAY

RATS.

IT WAS A HARD LIFE.

THAT'S SOMETHING OR

REPORTER LEARNED FIRST

HAND.

Reporter: I'M DAN

RAINY, AND I TRAVEL THE

WORLD BRINGING BACK

STORIES OF THE GOOD CBN

DOES IN PEOPLE'S LIVES.

I HAVE A MASTER'S IN ANCH

ANTHROPOLOGY.

I'VE BATTLED AMONG THE

MASI AND WALKED THE

SHEPHERDS FIELD OF THE

HOLY LAND.

NOW I WANT TO SPEND AT

LEAST 24 HOURS OF SOME OF

THE FAMILIES WE HELP.

I WANT TO WORK WITH THEM,

EAT WITH THEM, AND

UNDERSTAND FIRSTHAND WHAT

THEY GO THROUGH,

STRUGGLING TO SURVIVE ONE

DAY AT A TIME.

IN THE VILLAGE OF EL

RESARIO IN GUATEMALA, I

TREK THROUGH OLD FIELDS

AND DOWN THE HILL TO THEIR

HOUSE.

IMMEDIATELY THEY WELCOMED

ME INTO THEIR FAMILY.

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

Through Translator:

WHEN I KNEW THAT DANIEL

WANTED TO COME AND STAY

WITH US FOR A FEW NIGHTS,

I WAS SO SURPRISED.

Reporter: WHEN THEY

SHOWED ME AROUND THE SMALL

SHACK THEY SHARE WITH

THEIR TWO CHILDREN, WE

LOOKED AT ALL OF THE HOLES

IN THE WALLS AND TALKED

ABOUT WHAT HAS BECOME

THEIR BIGGEST CONCERNS.

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

Reporter: RATS EVERY

NIGHT?

UH-HUH.

Reporter: AFTER A

MEAGER DINNER, NIGHT FELL

AND IT WAS TIME TO SLEEP.

I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT TIME

IT IS, BUT MIRA AWAKES

AGAIN, CHECKING ON THE

CHILDREN, AND MAKING SURE

THERE AREN'T ANY RATS

AROUND.

WE SAW RATS EARLIER TODAY,

BUT WHAT IS EVEN WORSE

THAN THAT IS HAVING ALL OF

THE LIGHTS OUT, IT'S

QUIET, AND HEARING RATS

CRAWLING AROUND CLOSE BY

AND NOT KNOWING WHERE THEY

ARE.

IT IS NO WAY TO LIVE.

NOBODY SLEPT MUCH, BUT IN

THE MORNING IT WAS TIME

FOR A GOOD DAY'S WORK.

I WALKED A FEW MILES WITH

JUAN TO CUT FIREWOOD.

AFTER A LOT OF CHOPPING

AND SPLITTING, WE BUNDLED

IT UP AND MADE THE LONG

HAUL HOME.

CUTTING AND HAULING ONE

LOAD OF WOOD TAKES ABOUT

THREE HOURS.

AND THIS IS DEFINITELY

BACK-BREAKING WORK.

FOR ALL OF THIS EFFORT,

JUAN WILL EARN ABOUT

$2.50.

I ALWAYS WANTED TO OWN

A FRUIT BUSINESS.

BUT I CAN'T AFFORD A CAR

THAT I NEED TO GET IT

STARTED.

Reporter: WHILE JUAN

AND I WORKED IN THE WOODS,

MIRA TOOK CARE OF THE

KIDS.

WE ATE AND SLEPT AGAIN,

WITH JUAN AND MIRA

CHECKING ON THE KIDS

CONSTANTLY.

THE NEXT MORNING, I HAD A

CHANCE TO HELP CBN

GUATEMALA CONSTRUCT JUAN

AND MIRA'S NEW RAT-FREE

HOUSE.

EVERY MORNING I WATCHED

HOW THEY BUILT MY HOUSE,

AND I THOUGHT ABOUT GOD'S

GRACE.

I THANK YOU SO MUCH,

KNOWING THAT ALL OF MY

PRAYERS WERE NOT SPOKEN IN

VAIN.

AS I WATCHED THE HOUSE

BEING BUILT, I WAS FILLED

WITH JOY.

KNOWING MY FAMILY WOULD

SOON MOVE INTO A MUCH

BETTER HOUSE.

Reporter: AS WORK

PROGRESSED OVER THE NEXT

FEW DAYS, WE GATHERED

EVERYTHING WE NEEDED TO

SURPRISE JUAN WITH THE

BUSINESS HE HAD BEEN

PRAYING FOR.

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

Through Translator:

THE DIFFERENCE IS GOING TO

GIVE US A BETTER INCOME

AND A NEW LIFE.

IT WILL HELP MAKE MY WHOLE

FAMILY HAPPIER.

Reporter: SOON IT WAS

TIME TO MOVE INTO THEIR

NEW HOME.

RAUL RAN INSIDE AND

CHECKED OUT HIS NEW ROOM.

A FEW MONTHS AFTER I LEFT,

THE CBN TEAM WENT BACK TO

CHECK IN ON THE FAMILY.

THEY WERE DOING GREAT.

NO MORE SLEEPINESS NIGHTS

LOOKING FOR RATS.

EVERYONE HAD A RENEWED

SENSE OF HOPE AND A

FUTURE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR

THE GIFTS YOU GAVE US.

I NEED TO THANK YOU

FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY

HEART.

BECAUSE OF THE NEW HOUSE

AND THE BUSINESS, I AM

SHARING A NEW LIFE WITH MY

HUSBAND AND FAMILY.

Terry: PEOPLE LIKE

RAUL AND MIRA ARE PRAYING

IN MANY AREAS OF THE

WORLD, SAYING, GOD, PLEASE

SEE US.

PLEASE SEE OUR NEED.

AND GOD TURNS AROUND TO

YOU AND I, HIS CHILDREN,

AND SAYS, WILL YOU GO?

WILL YOU BE MY HANDS?

WILL YOU BE MY FEET?

WILL YOU MAKE A

DIFFERENCE?

WE REALLY CAN.

THERE IS SO MUCH GOING ON

IN THE WORLD THAT WE CAN'T

IMPACT, BUT THIS IS AN

AREA THAT WE CAN.

WE CAN LOVE EACH OTHER.

WE CAN REACH OUT TO EACH

OTHER.

WE CAN SHARE WHAT WE HAVE

AND WE CAN CHANGE LIVES.

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IT'S CALLED "MIRACLES,"

AND IT IS FILLED WITH

TEACHING ON THE MIRACLE

POWER OF GOD AND AMAZING

STORIES OF HOW GOD HAS

INTERVENED IN THE NEEDS OF

PEOPLE AND MADE A HUGE,

MIRACULOUS DIFFERENCE.

WE WANT YOU TO HAVE THIS.

AT THE SAME TIME, YOU'LL

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MIRACULOUS DIFFERENCE IN

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THERE IS OUR NUMBER:

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> UP NEXT, A SPOTLIGHT

ON A MINISTRY THAT HAS

BUILT MORE THAN 6500

CHURCHES IN 80 COUNTRIES.

GOD JUST SAID TO ME,

BRING TO ME WOULD YOUR

TIME AND TALENTS AND

ABILITIES ARE, AND I WILL

DO SOMETHING WITH IT.

AND HE SAYS THAT TO EACH

AND EVERY ONE OF US.

Terry: THE FOUNDERS

OF THIS ORGANIZATION SHARE

HOW THEY'RE CHANGING THE

WORLD, AFTER THIS.

Gordon: ROSS COULD

HAVE RETIRED AT THE AGE OF

65.

INSTEAD, HE STARTED A NEW

CAREER.

HE STARTED AN MINISTRY,

DEDICATED TO BUILDING

CHURCHES.

AND 30 YEARS LATER, HE AND

HIS DAUGHTER ARE SEEING

AMAZING RESULTS.

Reporter: HE AND HIS

DAUGHTER ARE THE FOUNDER

OF A CORPORATION WORKING

TO CHANGE THE MINISTRY ONE

BUILDING AT A TIME.

IT IS GOD'S OWN PLAN

FOR DISTRIBUTING THE

GOSPEL.

Reporter: THE MISSION

IS TO HELP CONGREGATIONS

AROUND THE WORLD LEARN

GOD'S WORLD AND BUILD

THEIR OWN CHURCHES.

WE'RE PARTNERING WITH

INDIGENOUS GROUPS THAT ARE

ALREADY DOING THIS TYPE OF

MINISTRY, BUT THEY LACK

THE FACILITIES AND THE

RESOURCES TO REALLY BE

ABLE TO DO IT ADEQUATELY.

Reporter: JANICE'S

FATHER IS THE FOUNDER OF

I.C.M.

HE FIRST GOT THE IDEA AT A

TIME WHEN MOST PEOPLE ARE

THINKING ABOUT RETIREMENT.

AT THE AGE OF 65, MY

FATHER HAD BEEN VERY, VERY

SUCCESSFUL IN THE BUSINESS

WORLD.

IN THE BUSINESS WORLD,

YOU LOOK TO MAXIMIZE.

WE RAN, I THINK, 27

DIFFERENT FRANCHISES AT

ONE TIME.

BUT WHAT YOU DO IS LOOK

FOR WAYS TO GET IT DONE.

WELL, IF WE DO THAT IN THE

BUSINESS WORLD, WHY

SHOULDN'T WE DO IT IN THE

KINGDOM?

Reporter: WITH THAT,

HE STARTED WORKING TO MAKE

A BROADCAST CALLED MINI

BIBLE CLASS, AROUND THE

WORLD.

LATER, WHEN HE VISITED

SOME OF THE COUNTRIES, HE

SAW A VERY BASIC NEED:

CHURCH BUILDINGS.

THE BEST EXAMPLE OF

THAT IS THERE ARE 600,000

VILLAGES, 650 MILLION

PEOPLE, AND THAT'S THE

TWICE THE POPULATION IN

OUR STATES, LED IN THOSE

VILLAGES.

YOU CAN'T SEND ENOUGH

MISSIONARIES.

YOU CAN'T AFFORD TO SEND

THEM FROM ALL OF THE

VARIOUS DENOMINATIONS.

YOU'VE GOT TO EQUIP THE

NATIONALS.

SO WHAT HAPPENED, WHEN WE

BUILT THE CHURCH IN OUR

VILLAGE, WE COULD CHANGE

THE WHOLE VILLAGE.

Reporter: THEN USING

HIS OWN MONEY, HE FOUNDED

I.C.M.

FOR THE NEXT 30 YEARS,

THEY WOULD PROVIDE LOCAL

CONGREGATIONS THE NEEDED

FUNDS TO BUILD A CHURCH IN

SOME OF THE WORLD'S

DARKEST AREAS.

FOR EXAMPLE, WHEN YOU

THINK OF CENTRAL AMERICA,

50% OF THE POPULATION MAY

BE UNDER THE AGE OF 21,

WHERE YOU HAVE SOME OF THE

HIGHEST MURDER RATES ON

THE ENTIRE PLANET.

THE DRUGS AND THE VIOLENCE

AND THE TEEN PREGNANCY AND

THE PROSTITUTION, AND THAT

CYCLE IS GOING TO BE

PERPETUATED UNTIL THE

GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

STEPS IN AND CHANGES

PEOPLE'S HEARTS AND GIVES

THEM A DIFFERENT FUTURE.

GIVES THEM A DIFFERENT

HOPE.

Reporter: JANICE SAYS

THAT THE CHURCH IS OFTEN

THE ONLY PROPER BUILDING

IN THE COMMUNITY.

WHEN THESE VILLAGERS IN

THESE RURAL CONGREGATIONS

HAVE A BUILDING, THEY'RE

USING THE BUILDINGS FOR

SCHOOLS AND FOR MEDICAL

CLINICS.

MANY TIMES THEY WILL PUT

THE ONLY CLEAN WATER WELL

AT THE PLACE OF THE

CHURCH.

Reporter: SOME OF THE

CHURCHES SERVE PEOPLE IN

DESPERATE NEED OF REFUGE.

WE BEGAN HEARING

STORIES OF HOW THE

CHURCHES WERE BECOMING THE

SAFE HAVENS FOR THESE

PEOPLE ESCAPING THE

ATROCITIES THAT WERE GOING

ON AS THEY WERE FLEEING

THEIR OWN COUNTRIES.

Reporter: BUILDING

THE BODY OF CHRIST HASN'T

COME WITHOUT PERSECUTION

AND VIOLENCE.

THIS PHOTO WAS BROUGHT

INTO MY OFFICE.

I SAW TWO RAILROAD TRACKS.

AND ON ONE SIDE WAS A

HUMAN HEAD, AND THE OTHER

SIDE WAS THE BODY.

AND IT WAS A 13-YEAR-OLD

BOY, WHO WAS THE SON OF A

PASTOR OF AN I.C.M.

CHURCH.

AND THE EXTREMISTS

KIDNAPPED HIM AND BEHEADED

HIM AS A WAY TO FORCE HIS

FATHER TO STOP PREACHING

THE GOSPEL.

AND HE SAID, WE WILL NOT

STOP BEING CHRIST'S

PRESENCE HERE IN THIS

VILLAGE, NO MATTER WHAT.

Reporter: TO DATE,

I.C.M. AND DONORS HAVE

FUNDED MORE THAN 6500

CHURCHES IN MORE THAN 80

COLLEGES.

AND HAD THE BIBLE

TRANSLATED INTO OVER 40

LANGUAGES, AND THERE IS

STILL MORE WORK TO BE

DONE.

AT FIRST WHEN YOU

REALIZE IT, YOU THINK IT

CAN'T HAPPEN.

BUT WHAT DO YOU EXPECT?

IF YOU READ THE HISTORY

BOOKS, MAN HAS NOT BEEN

ABLE TO SOLVE THE PROBLEMS

OF THE WORLD.

GOD IS THE ANSWER.

MY FATHER'S OBEDIENCE,

WHEN GOD JUST SAID, JUST

BRING TO ME WHAT YOUR TIME

AND TALENTS AND ABILITIES

ARE, AND I WILL DO

SOMETHING WITH IT.

AND HE SAYS THAT TO EACH

AND EVERY ONE OF US.

THAT'S OUR OPPORTUNITY

THAT WE HAVE TO SERVE THE

KING OF KINGS.

Gordon: WHAT A

WONDERFUL LEGACY,

WONDERFUL FAMILY,

WONDERFUL MINISTRY.

AND IT'S JUST TAKING A

STEP OF FAITH AND SAYING,

I CAN'T DO IT, BUT, GOD,

YOU CAN.

HOW CAN YOU USE ME?

AND HERE 30 YEARS LATER,

OVER 6500 CHURCHES.

WHAT A WONDERFUL LEGACY.

> WELL, IT IS TIME FOR

YOUR QUESTIONS.

AND SO WE'VE GOT SOME TIME

FOR "BRING IT ON.".

Terry: THIS FIRST

QUESTION COMES FROM SAM,

WHO SAYS, "I HAVE BEEN

VERY LONELY IN MY

MARRIAGE.

MY HUSBAND'S PRIORITIES

FALL IN HIS ORDER, WORK,

TELEVISION, AND THEN HIS

PHONE.

I BROUGHT IT TO HIS

ATTENTION SO MANY TIMES,

AND I FIND MYSELF ONLY

RELYING ON GOD AND HIM

BEING MY TRUE FRIEND.

YES, I HAVE GOD TO TURN

TO, AND I TALK TO HIM ALL

DAY EVERY DAY, BUT IT

WOULD BE NICE TO HAVE A

HUSBAND IN MY LIFE WHOM I

CAN TRULY SHARE MY LIFE

WITH.

WHAT SHOULD I DO?"

Gordon: SAM, I'LL SAY

WHAT MY FATHER WOULD SAY,

YOU MADE THE VOW.

SO OFTEN IN MARRIAGE YOU

GET INTO A LIFETIME VOW,

AND PEOPLE CHANGE.

AND THEY START GOING THEIR

SEPARATE WAYS.

THEY DRIFT APART.

YOU CAN GO INTO A LOT OF

WHYS AND WHAT ARE THE

VARIOUS REASONS FOR THEM.

BUT HERE IS SOME BOTTOM

LINE STUFF: YOU MADE A

VOW.

AND YOU NEED TO KEEP THAT.

THE SECOND PART IS NOT

VERY ENCOURAGING EITHER:

YOU CAN'T MAKE HIM LOVE

YOU.

THERE IS REALLY NOTHING

YOU CAN DO TO MAKE HIM

LOVE YOU.

YOU CAN CONTINUE TO SHOW

HIM RESPECT.

THAT'S THE BIBLICAL

MANDATE FOR A WIFE.

YOU NEED TO CONTINUE TO

SHOW HIM RESPECT.

I WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU, CAN

YOU FIND LIFE OUTSIDE?

CAN YOU FIND A FRIEND?

CAN YOU FIND A BIBLE STUDY

GROUP?

CAN YOU FIND A CHURCH

GROUP?

CAN YOU VOLUNTEER?

CAN YOU DO THINGS WHERE

YOU GO OUT AND HAVE A LIFE

AND ENJOY IT.

THAT'S WHAT JESUS CAME TO

DO, THAT WE MIGHT HAVE

LIFE IN ABUNDANCE.

AND I WOULD ALSO ADD THIS

TO IT: PRAY.

YOU CAN'T DO IT; GOD CAN.

HE CAN CHANGE A HEART.

HE CAN MELT A HEART.

SO JUST CONTINUE TO PRAY.

CONTINUE TO STAY IN PRAYER

SPECIFICALLY FOR YOUR

HUSBAND AND BLESS HIM IN

THAT.

Terry: THIS IS

MICHAEL, WHO SAYS, "HOW DO

I RECEIVE HEALING?"

Gordon: OH, BOY,

MICHAEL.

[LAUGHTER]

Terry: WE'VE ONLY GOT

A MINUTE AND A HALF.

Gordon: LET'S GO TO

MARK 11.

AND HERE IS THE PARABLE OF

THE TREE THAT WAS WITHERED

FROM THE ROOT AND AMAZED

THE DISCIPLES.

AND FROM THERE, IF YOU

HAVE THE FAITH OF A

MUSTARD SEED YOU CAN MOVE

MOUNTAINS.

AND THEN HE GIVES THE KEY:

BELIEVE THAT YOU HAVE

ALREADY RECEIVED AND YOU

WILL HAVE IT.

AND NOW, WHEN YOU'RE SICK

AND WHEN YOU NEED HEALING,

BELIEVING THAT YOU HAVE

ALREADY RECEIVED IS REALLY

HARD TO DO.

AND I KNOW THAT FROM

PERSONAL EXPERIENCE.

BUT THERE IS SOMETHING

THAT IS SUPERNATURAL THAT

HAPPENS WHERE YOU

UNDERSTAND NOT JUST FROM

AN INTELLECTUAL

STANDPOINT, BUT YOU

UNDERSTAND DEEP IN YOUR

SPIRIT THAT JESUS HAS

BORNE AWAY OUR INFIRMITY.

THAT BY HIS STRIPES WE ARE

HEALED.

WE NEED TO HAVE THESE

VERSES QUICK CEN QUICKENED TO US IN

OUR INNERMOST BEING.

BELIEVE YOU HAVE RECEIVED

AND THEN YOU WILL HAVE IT.

THAT'S IT IN 60 SECONDS.

> WE LEAVE YOU WITH

THESE WORDS FROM

LAMENTATIONS: "BECAUSE OF

THE LORD'S GREAT LOVE, WE

ARE NOT CONSUMED, FOR HIS

COMPASSIONS NEVER FAIL.

THEY ARE NEW EVERY

MORNING.

GREAT IS YOUR

FAITHFULNESS."

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