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The 700 Club - June 27, 2017

Go to the bank – without going to the bank. See how tech companies are leading the financial revolution. Plus, a terrible accident and an incredible answer to prayer. Witness one man's survival of a horrific car crash. Read Transcript


Wendy: GO TO THE BANK

WITHOUT GOING TO THE BANK.

WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT IT.

Wendy: SEE HOW TECH

COMPANIES ARE LEADING THE

FINANCIAL REVOLUTION.

THIS CHANGE IS COMING.

IT IS COMING QUICKLY.

IT'S HERE NOW.

Wendy: PLUS...A

TERRIBLE ACCIDENT...

I COULDN'T RECOGNIZE

HIM AT ALL.

Wendy: ...AND AN

INCREDIBLE ANSWER TO

PRAYER.

YOU'RE STRONG.

Wendy: HOW THIS MAN

SURVIVED A HORRIFIC CAR

CRASH.

ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB."

*

Gordon: WELL, WELCOME

TO "THE 700 CLUB."

PRESIDENT TRUMP WON A

MAJOR VICTORY AT THE

SUPREME COURT YESTERDAY.

THE COURT UPHELD MOST OF

THE PRESIDENT'S TRAVEL

BAN.

AND IT RULED THAT THE

CHURCHES HAVE EQUAL RIGHTS

TO GOVERNMENT MONEY.

Terry: THE COURT IS

ALSO GOING TO TAKE UP

ANOTHER IMPORTANT CASE

THIS FALL, INVOLVING A

CHRISTIAN BAKER WHO DIDN'T

WANT TO BAKE A CAKE FOR A

SAME-SEX WEDDING.

JENNIFER WISHON BRINGS US

THE STORY FROM WASHINGTON.

*

Jennifer: A TRIUMPH

FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP.

IN A MATTER OF HOURS, HE

CAN IMPLEMENT HIS

EXECUTIVE ORDER ON

IMMIGRATION, FIVE MONTHS

AFTER HE SIGNED HIS NAME

TO IT.

THE SUPREME COURT HAS

AGREED TO HEAR HIS APPEAL

OF THE SO-CALLED TRAVEL

BAN AFTER A NUMBER OF

FEDERAL COURTS BLOCKED IT.

THE COURT IS ALSO ALLOWING

THE ADMINISTRATION TO

IMPLEMENT MOST OF ITS

90-DAY BAN ON TRAVELLERS

FROM SIX MUSLIM-MAJORITY

COUNTRIES, THAT THE TRUMP

ADMINISTRATION BELIEVES

POSSESS POTENTIAL

TERRORISM THREATS TO

AMERICA'S SECURITY, OVER

TURNING THE LOWER COURTS

THAT BLOCKED IT.

THIS IS A HUGE VICTORY

FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP.

IT IS THE FIRST LEGAL

VALIDATION OF HIS

CONTROVERSIAL EXECUTIVE

ORDER SINCE HE SIGNED IT

JUST ONE WEEK INTO HIS

PRESIDENCY.

IN A STATEMENT, HE SAYS,

"AS PRESIDENT, I CANNOT

ALLOW PEOPLE INTO OUR

COUNTRY WHO WANT TO DO US

HARM.

THE RULING ALLOWS ME TO

USE AN IMPORTANT TOOL FOR

PROTECTING OUR NATION'S

HOMELAND."

THE COURT ORDER DOES ALLOW

TRAVELLERS WITH A CREDIBLE

CLAIM OF A RELATIONSHIP

WITH A PERSON IN THE U.S.

TO COME INTO THE COUNTRY.

> THE SUPREME COURT ALSO

DELIVERED A VICTORY FOR

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY.

THE COURT RULED 7-2 IN

FAVOR OF TRINITY LUTHERAN

CHURCH IN MISSOURI.

THE CHURCH APPLIED FOR A

GRANT THE STATE WAS

OFFERING TO NON-PROFITS TO

INSTALL A SAFER RUBBER

SURFACE ON THEIR

PLAYGROUNDS.

MISSOURI DENIED THE GRANT

TO THE CHURCH BECAUSE IT

IS A RELIGIOUS

INSTITUTION, INSISTING IT

SHOULDN'T GET MONEY FROM

THE STATE.

THE SUPREME COURT REVERSED

THE DECISION, CALLING IT

ODIUS TO OUR CONSTITUTION.

BELIEVERS, LIKE ALL

PEOPLE, WANT EQUALITY.

AND THAT'S WHAT THIS COURT

DECISION HAS GIVEN US

TODAY, IS THAT WHEN THE

GOVERNMENT CREATES A

PROGRAM, RELIGIOUS PEOPLE

CAN'T BE TOLD TO STAY OFF

SIDE, THAT WE'RE SECOND

CLASS CITIZENS.

Jennifer: IT WAS THE

FIRST RELIGIOUS RIGHTS

CASE HEARD BY JUSTICE NEIL

GORSUCH.

IN A SEPARATE OPINION,

GORSUCH, JOINED BY

CLARENCE THOMAS, CLARIFIED

THAT THE CASE SHOULD BE

APPLIED BROADLY THROUGHOUT

THE COUNTRY TO MAKE CLEAR

DISCRIMINATION AGAINST

RELIGIOUS PRACTICE ISN'T

TOLERATED ON THE

PLAYGROUND OR ANYWHERE

ELSE.

[YELLING]

Jennifer: THE COURT

ALSO ANNOUNCED IT WILL

WEIGH IN ON ANOTHER ISSUE

IMPORTANT TO CHRISTIANS

AND OTHER PEOPLE OF FAITH

THIS FALL.

THE JUSTICES AGREED TO

HEAR A CASE TO CONSIDER

WHETHER A BAKER CAN REFUSE

TO MAKE A WEDDING CAKE FOR

A GAY COUPLE BECAUSE HE

OBJECTS TO SAME-SEX

MARRIAGE BASED ON HIS

CHRISTIAN BELIEFS.

JENNIFER WISHON, CBN NEWS,

THE WHITE HOUSE.

Gordon: WELL, THE

CONSERVATIVES ON THE COURT

SEEM TO BE EMBOLDENED.

THEY'RE TAKING ON MORE AND

MORE CONTROVERSIAL CASES.

PAST YEARS, IT SEEMS THEY

WANTED TO DUCK THEM AND

NOT CONSIDER THEM, BUT

THEY'RE TAKING THEM

HEAD-ON.

> IN OTHER NEWS,

PRESIDENT TRUMP WILL HAVE

AN IMPORTANT MEETING WITH

THE PRESIDENT OF SOUTH

KOREA LATER THIS WEEK.

JOHN JESSUP HAS THAT STORY

FROM OUR CBN NEWS BUREAU

IN WASHINGTON.

John: A KEY TOPIC ON

THE AGENDA FOR THE TWO

LEADERS: THEIR CONCERNS

ABOUT NORTH KOREA'S

PROGRESS IN BUILDING

NUCLEAR WEAPONS AND

ARSENAL MISSILES TO CARRY

THEM.

ERIC GONZALES REPORTS ON

THE UPCOMING DISCUSSION

AND WHAT THE TRUMP

ADMINISTRATION HOPES TO

GAIN FROM IT.

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

Reporter: OVER THE

WEEKEND, MEMBERS OF THE

NORTH KOREAN YOUTH LEAGUE

AND OTHERS IN THE

COMMUNIST STATE DECLARED

IN A SERIES OF STATEMENTS,

THAT IF THE UNITED STATES

DARES TO IGNITE A WEAR,

THEY WILL WIPE OUT THE

ENEMIES ONCE AND FOR ALL.

THE DEMONSTRATION CAME

SHORTLY BEFORE THE SOUTH

KOREAN'S PRESIDENT'S VISIT

TO THE UNITED STATES.

DURING A RECENT CBS NEWS

INTERVIEW, THE SOUTH

KOREAN LEADERSHIP SAID THE

NORTHERN REGIME SHOULD

QUICKLY RETURN EVERY ONE

WHO IS BEING DETAINED.

Through Translator: I

ALSO URGE NORTH KOREA TO

RETURN THESE PEOPLE TO

THEIR FAMILIES.

Reporter: AND THE

PRESIDENT PYONGYANG HAD A

HEAVY RESPONSIBLE IN THE

GAME OF OTTO WARMBIER.

HE SPENT 17 MONTHS IN

PRISON IN NORTH KOREA,

ONLY TO BE RELEASED TO THE

UNITED STATES IN A

COMATOSE STATE.

HE DIED JUST DAYS AFTER

COMING HOME.

BUT IN THE SAME BREATH,

THE SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENT

SAYS HE HOPES TO DRAW

NORTH KOREA INTO

NEGOTIATIONS ABOUT ITS

NUCLEAR PROGRAM BY THE END

OF THE YEAR.

HELIES SAYHE ALSO SAYS THAT THE

UNITED STATES SHOULD AND

COULD WAIT ON ANY MILITARY

ACTION.

Through Translator: I

BELIEVE THAT DIALOGUE IS

NECESSARY.

WE WERE UNABLE TO RESOLVE

THE NORTH KOREAN NUCLEAR

ISSUE THROUGH ONLY THE

SANCTIONS AND PRESSURE.

IT IS A VERY VALID

POLITICAL POSITION FOR A

KOREAN POLITICIAN TO HAVE,

BUT IT IS ALSO A STARK

BREAK WITH THE LAST TWO

KOREAN PRESIDENTS, WHO

HAVE LARGELY BEEN IN

LOCK-STEP WITH THE UNITED

STATES ON HOLDING A HARD

LINE AGAINST NORTH KOREA.

Reporter: ASIA

PACIFIC SECURITY

RESEARCHER SAYS PRESIDENT

MOON IS THE SON OF NORTH

KOREAN REFUGEES AND KNOWS

BETTER THAN ANYONE HOW

FAMILIES ARE STILL

SEPARATED, AN OPEN WOUND

FOR THE KOREAN SOCIETY.

PRESIDENT MOON, A LIBERAL,

WHO FAVORS A SOFTER

APPROACH TO NORTH KOREA,

HAS SAID PUBLICLY HE WOULD

MEET WITH THE NORTH KOREAN

LEADER IF CIRCUMSTANCES

ARE RIGHT.

BUT MOON HAS CHALLENGED

THE UNITED STATES, SAYING

SEOUL SHOULD RECONSIDER

ITS DEPLOYMENT OF THE

ADVANCED MISSILE DEFENSE

SYSTEM, WHICH IS CURRENTLY

IN SOUTH KOREA.

AFTER HAVING SEEN TWO

OF THE TOTAL FIX MISSILE

LAUNCHERS THAT ARE

EVENTUALLY MEANT TO BE

INSTALLED IN THIS MISSILE

DEFENSE SYSTEM, HE IS

HOPING TO SEE A MORE

THOROUGH ENVIRONMENTAL

REVIEW ON THE LAST FOUR.

Reporter: IT IS

UNCLEAR IF PRESIDENT MOON

PLANS TO REMOVE THE U.S.

DEFENSE SYSTEM ALL

TOGETHER OR JUST WANT TO

SLOW ITS ROLL OUT.

ERIC GONZALES, CBN NEWS,

WASHINGTON.

John: THANKS, ERIC.

> DEMONSTRATORS CAME TO

THE WHITE HOUSE ON MONDAY

TO PROTEST AS PRESIDENT

TRUMP MET WITH INDIA'S

LEADER.

THE PROTESTORS VOICED

THEIR CONCERNS ABOUT

INDIA'S GROWING ASSAULT ON

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM.

GEORGGEORGE THOMAS BRINGS US

THAT STORY.

George: IT WAS A BEAR

HUG PRESIDENT TRUMP WASN'T

EXPECTING.

NONETHELESS, FOR INDIA'S

VISITING PRIME MINISTER,

IT WAS A SENTIMENT THAT

THE U.S. AND INDIA SHARE A

STRONG BOND.

I WOULD LIKE TO INVITE

YOU TO INDIA, ALONG WITH

YOUR FAMILY, AND I HOPE

YOU WOULD GIVE ME THE

OPPORTUNITY TO WELCOME YOU

AND HOST YOU IN INDIA.

George: MODI AND

TRUMP SPOKE IN THE ROSE

GARDEN ON MONDAY AFTER

HOLDING MEETINGS ON A HOST

OF ECONOMIC AND OTHER

ISSUES, INCLUDING AN

AGREEMENT TO FIGHT AGAINST

RADICAL ISLAM AND

TERRORISM.

President Trump: BOTH

OUR NATIONS HAVE BEEN

STRUCK BY THE EVILS OF

TERRORISM, AND WE ARE BOTH

DETERMINED TO DESTROY

TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS

AND THE RADICAL IDEOLOGY

THAT DRIVES THEM.

[YELLING]

George: WHILE THE TWO

LEADERS MET, DEMONSTRATORS

OUTSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE

CALLED ON PRESIDENT TRUMP

TO CHALLENGE INDIA'S PRIME

MINISTER ON HIS HUMAN

RIGHTS' RECORD.

CHRISTIANS AND SIKHS HAVE

SEEN A RISE IN RELIGIOUS

PERSECUTION SINCE MODI'S

HINDU-LED GOVERNMENT CAME

TO POWER.

WE'RE HERE TO RAISE

AWARENESS OF THE HUMAN

RIGHTS VIOLATIONS THAT ARE

HAPPENING IN INDIA.

George: "OPEN DOORS"

LISTS INDIA AS THE 15th

MOST DANGEROUS PLACE IN

THE WORLD FOR CHRISTIANS

TO LIVE.

WHEN MODI CAME INTO

POWER IN 2014, HE PROMISED

THE CHRISTIANS AND OTHER

MINORITIES THAT HE WOULD

ALLOW FREEDOM OF RELIGION.

HE LIED.

THE ONLY PEOPLE WHO HAVE

FAVORED STATUS IN INDIA IS

THE HINDU NATIONALIST, THE

FAR EXTREMIST PARTY THAT

TENDS TO VIOLENCE.

George: THIS MAN

ATTENDED A MISSIONARY TO

INDIA, WHERE MODI'S

GOVERNMENT HAS TRIED TO

TURNED INDIA, A SECULAR

NATION, INTO A HINDU

COUNTRY.

I'M HERE TO SPEAK FOR

THE INDIAN CHURCH.

THE INDIANS WHO ARE BEING

PERSECUTED BY PRIME

MINISTER MODI, BY A GROUP

OF RADICAL HINDUS.

CHRISTIANS HAVE BEEN

KILLED.

WOMEN HAVE BEEN RAPED.

AND THE HINDU IS TAKING

MORE PART IN INDIA, AND IT

WANTS TO TURN INDIA INTO A

HINDU NATION.

George: HE SAYS GOOD

RELATIONS BETWEEN THE TWO

COUNTRIES MEANS THE UNITED

STATES SHOULD BE WILLING

TO CONFRONT THE OFTEN

VIOLENT HINDU NATIONALISM

THAT IS THREATENING TO

DAMAGE INDIA'S

HISTORICALLY TOLERANT AND

PLURALISTIC SOCIETY.

GEORGE THOMAS, CBN NEWS.

John: A DISTURBING

RISE IN INTOLERANCE AND

VIOLENCE.

GORDON?

Gordon: THIS IS A

LONG HISTORY WITH THE

B.J.P. GOING BACK TO THE

1990s.

AND THEIR RISE TO

POLITICAL POWER WAS PAVED

ON A HINDU-ONLY SLOGAN

THAT INDIA WAS FOR HINDUS.

MANY PEOPLE DON'T KNOW

THIS, BUT INDIA HAS BU ONE OF

THE LARGEST MUSLIM

POPULATIONS IN THE WORLD.

SO THE CHRISTIANS WERE

PERSECUTED IN 1990s,

WHEN THE B.J.P. FIRST TOOK

POWER.

THEY HAD AN ENFORCEMENT

GROUP OF RADICALS, THEY

CALLED THEM THE R.S.S.

AND THEY'VE BEEN

RESPONSIBLE FOR MANY

ATTACKS ON CHURCHES.

WE'LL SEE, THOUGH.

MODI SEEMS TO BE

MODERATING AS PRIME

MINISTER.

HE WASN'T WHEN HE WAS

GOVERNOR OF GUDURAT, AND

HIS LEADERSHIP THERE.

IT WAS ONE OF THE MOST

SIGNIFICANT ATTACKS

AGAINST A RELIGIOUS

MINORITY IN HISTORY, WHERE

A WHOLE TRAIN LOAD OF

MUSLIMS MASSACRED.

IT WAS HORRIFIC.

THE U.S. AND INDIA HAVE

SOME NATIONAL TIES.

INDIA HAS A SECULAR

GOVERNMENT.

THEY CLAIM TO BE A

DEMOCRACY.

UNDER THEIR CONSTITUTION,

THERE IS FREEDOM OF

RELIGION.

BUT IT IS UP TO THE

GOVERNMENT TO ENFORCE

THOSE PRINCIPLES.

THEY NEED TO BE MORE THAN

ASPIRATIONAL.

THEY NEED TO BE REAL.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, UP NEXT,

THE NEW TREND IN BANKING,

AND THE MILLENNIALS ARE

LEADING THE CHARGE.

I USE MY VINDO APP AND

MY BANK OF AMERICA APP.

MY BANK DOESN'T HAVE

ANY PHYSICAL LOCATIONS.

I DO ALL OF MY BANKING ON

MY PHONE.

Terry: DIGITAL

BANKING IS NOT JUST FOR

THE YOUNG.

SEE HOW IT CAN BENEFIT

OLDER ADULTS EVEN MORE,

WHEN WE COME BACK.

Gordon: WELL, IF YOU

WANT TO SEE THE FUTURE OF

BANKING AND YOUR MONEY, IT

IS RIGHT ON YOUR CELL

PHONE.

THE IDEA IS TO MAKE IT

EASY FOR YOU TO DEAL WITH

YOUR FINANCES FROM

ANYWHERE AT ANY TIME.

CAITLIN BURKE BRINGS US

THAT STORY.

Caitlin: THE BANKING

INDUSTRY IS BRACING FOR

CHANGE, THANKS TO THE

ALL-POWERFUL DIGITAL

REVOLUTION.

THE FINANCIAL

TECHNOLOGY OF FINTACK IS

REALLY CHANGING THE WAY

FUNDAMENTALLY THAT

COSTUMERS INTERACT WITH

THEIR BANK.

Caitlin: ROB MORGAN

SAYS COSTUMERS EXPECT THE

SAME TYPE OF DIGITAL

ACCESS TO BANKING AS THEY

GET WITH OTHER IMPORTANT

SERVICES.

TAKE A SECOND TO THINK

ABOUT IT.

I CAN GET MY MAIL ON HERE,

ORDER DINNER, EVEN HAIL A

CAB.

AND NOW THANKS TO

FINANCIAL TECHNOLOGY, I

CAN ALSO ACCESS MY MONEY.

IN TERMS OF BANKS AND

NON-BANKS IN THIS SPACE,

THERE ARE A NUMBER OF

PLAYERS.

BANKS ARE LOOKING ACTIVELY

TO PARTNER IN THIS SPACE.

BANKS ARE LOOKING, AS ARE

THESE NEW COMPANIES, TO

WORK TOGETHER TO DELIVER

THE CUSTOMER THE BEST

EXPERIENCE.

Caitlin: APPLE,

GOOGLE, AMAZON, THE TECH

GIANTS ARE ALL ON BOARD.

MOST ARE STARTING OFF WITH

DIGITAL PAYMENT APPS.

THEY BELIEVE THIS

MODERNIZATION OF THE

BANKING SECTOR IS GOING TO

MAKE BANKING SERVICES MORE

ACCESSIBLE AND MORE

AFFORDABLE AND ULTIMATELY

MORE SECURE.

Caitlin: BRIAN PETERS

IS WITH "FINANCIAL

ORGANIZATION NOW," WHICH

REPRESENTS APPLE, AMAZON,

GOOGLE, INTUIT, AND

PAYPAL.

PEOPLE NEED A LITTLE

TIME TO ACCOMMODATE.

BUT THIS CHANGE IS COMING.

IT IS COMING QUICKLY.

IT'S HERE NOW, AND WE'RE

HERE TO HELP POLICY-MAKERS

UNDERSTAND WHY THIS IS

GOOD, GOOD FOR CONSUMERS.

Caitlin: WHILE THEY

MAY BE A LITTLE LATE TO

THE PARTY, MAJOR BANKS

HAVE ENTERED THIS NEW

REALITY.

YOU SEE BANKS INVESTING

IN THINGS LIKE INNOVATION

LABS, WHERE THEY'RE

DELIVERING THESE NEW

PRODUCTS DIRECTLY TO

COSTUMERS.

Caitlin: THE BANKS

FACE AN UPHILL BATTLE.

77% OF CONSUMERS HAVE A

POSITIVE IMPRESSION OF THE

TECH INDUSTRY, COMPARED TO

35% WHO FEEL GOOD ABOUT

THE FINANCIAL INDUSTRY.

WE SEE A LOT OF

PARTNERSHIPS.

IT COULD BE CHARACTERIZED

AS A BIG BATTLE BETWEEN

WALL STREET AND SILICON

VALLEY.

THERE WILL BE SOME

SKIRMISHES, AND WE'LL HAVE

A ROBUST DISCUSSION ABOUT

HOW TO ENABLE THIS

TECHNOLOGICAL FUTURE.

Caitlin: THE TECH

INDUSTRY WANTS BREATHING

ROOM FOR YOUNG START-UPS,

WHILE THE BANKING INDUSTRY

BELIEVES ITS NEW

COMPETITOR SHOULD FOLLOW

THE SAME RULES THAT IT

DOES.

TODAY THERE ARE A LOT

OF RULES AND REGULATIONS

IN PLACE THAT PROVIDE

PROTECTIONS FOR CONSUMERS.

YOU NEED TO MAKE SURE

THOSE PROTECTIONS ARE

BEING APPLIED EQUALLY

ACROSS THE BOARD.

WE'RE HOPING THAT

POLICY-MAKERS CAN FIND

WAYS TO MINIMIZE OF SOME

THE EARLY REGULATORY

IMPACT THEY MAY FACE SO

THEY CAN AT LEAST GET OFF

THE GROUND, PROVE THEIR

BUSINESS MODEL, AND

ACTUALLY BRING SOMETHING

TO MARKET.

Caitlin: SECURITY IS

A MAJOR CONCERN OF

CONSUMERS WHEN IT COMES TO

THE DIGITAL FINANCIAL

SERVICES.

BUT PETERS SAYS YOUR CELL

PHONE WILL EVENTUALLY

PROVIDE BETTER PROTECTION

OF YOUR INFORMATION THAN A

DEBIT OR CREDIT CARD.

WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT

MAKING A PAYMENT, THAT

SMARTPHONE IS I INCRYPTED IN

A VARIETY OF WAYS.

BECAUSE OF ALL OF THE

ADDITIONAL SECURITY, YOU

HAVE NOW BOTH GREATER

CONVENIENCE AND GREATER

SECURITY THAT DOESN'T

EXIST BEFORE.

Caitlin: SOME OF THE

MOST POPULAR NEW SERVICES

INCLUDE VENMO, GOOGLE

WALLET, AND APPLE PAY.

THEY ALLOW YOU TO TRANSFER

MONEY AND BUY PRODUCTS

WITHOUT EVER STEPPING INTO

A BANK OR PULLING OUT YOUR

CREDIT CARD.

THIS ESPECIALLY APPEALS TO

THE MILLENNIAL GENERATION.

73% OF MILLENNIALS PREFER

USING DIGITAL SERVICES

THAN GOING TO A BANK.

I THINK YOU CAN USE

YOUR SMARTPHONE FOR

EVERYTHING.

I USE MY BANK OF AMERICA

APP -- EVERYTHING CAN BE

DONE ON MY PHONE.

MY BANK DOESN'T HAVE

ANY PHYSICAL LOCATIONS.

Caitlin: BUT IT IS

NOT MILLENNIALS WHO STAND

TO GAIN THE MOST FROM THIS

TECHNOLOGY.

THERE IS A

PROPORTIONALLY BIGGER

OPPORTUNITY TO HELP OLDER

GENERATIONS.

BECAUSE IF YOU CAN'T GET

AROUND VERY EASILY, IF

YOU'RE IN A SMALL TOWN

WHERE THE BIG BRANCH IS

FAR AWAY, MANAGING YOUR

FINANCES CAN BE TOUGH.

Caitlin: I RECENTLY

GOT MY GRANDFATHER HOOKED

ON TAKING CARE OF SOME OF

HIS FINANCES DIGITALLY.

HI, POPPY.

A FEW VISITS AGO I SET YOU

UP WITH SOME NEW WAYS TO

DO YOUR BANKING.

WHY WERE YOU INTERESTED IN

DOING YOUR BANKING

DIGITALLY?

WELL, IT SEEMED TO BE

SCREENCONVENIENT AND FAST.

ALSO, IT SEEMED TO BE

CHEAP.

NO STAMPS, NO ENVELOPES.

AND THE SECURITY WAS GOOD

BECAUSE IT HAS TWO

PASSWORDS, ONE TO GET INTO

THE SMARTPHONE AND ONE TO

GET INTO THE ACCOUNT.

SO ALL OF THOSE REASONS --

AND THEY ALL PROVED OUT,

TOO.

I FIND OUT ALL OF THE TIME

THAT THERE ARE NEW THINGS

THAT I CAN APPLY AND PLAY

WITH.

IT'S FUN AND IT'S ALSO

INTERESTING.

Caitlin: DESPITE

BATTLES ON CAPITOL HILL,

BOTH THE BANKS AND TECH

INDUSTRY AGREE THAT

ULTIMATELY THE CONSUMER

WILL BE THE WINNER.

CAITLIN BURKE, CBN NEWS,

WASHINGTON.

Gordon: I'M NOT SURE

I'M READY TO GO TO MY

SMARTPHONE TO START PAYING

FOR THINGS.

BUT THE TECHNOLOGY IS

TAKING OFF.

AND I KNOW IN MY CHILDREN

THEY'RE ALL ON BOARD WITH

IT.

I STILL LIKE TO WRITE

CHECKS.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT IS

ABOUT ME, BUT I STILL LIKE

THOSE PAPER CHECKS.

Terry: I LIKE TO KNOW

MY BANKER.

I LIKE TO HAVE AN EYEBALL

TO EYEBALL CONTACT.

I LIKE TO KNOW THERE IS

SOMEBODY I CAN ACTUALLY

TALK TO.

> WELL, COMING UP, A CAR

CRASH LEAVES ONE PASTOR IN

CRITICAL CONDITION.

HE SAID, I'M SORRY,

YOUR HUSBAND IS BETWEEN

LIFE AND DEATH.

I FELT HELPLESS.

Terry: WATCH HIM MAKE

A MIRACULOUS RECOVERY,

WHEN WE COME BACK.

Gordon: HE JUST

FINISHED PREACHING ONE

SUNDAY AFTERNOON WHEN HE

LOADED HIS FAMILY INTO HIS

MINIVAN.

HE WAS DRIVING A ROAD

CALLED THE SAFEST EXPRESS

WAY.

AND THEN HE HEARD HIS WIFE

SCREAM, AND SAW A BIG,

BLACK AUDI HURTLING

TOWARDS HIS CAR.

ALL HE COULD DO WAS

TURN THE WHEEL.

IT WAS JUST A SCREECHING

SOUND, AND IT WAS LOUD.

Reporter: THE CAR

LOST CONTROL, CROSSED THE

MEDIAN AND SLAMMED INTO A

MINIVAN CARRYING A FAMILY

OF FIVE.

Reporter: IN THE VAN

WAS THE PASTOR, HIS WIFE

ELIZABETH, AND THEIR THREE

CHILDREN.

I WAS JUST SO DISTURBED

BY THE SIGHT OF MY EYES.

THE FIRST THING I DID WAS

CRY OUT TO THE LORD FOR

HIS HELP.

Reporter: ELIZABETH

AND THE YOUNGER CHILDREN

HAD MINOR INJURIES, WHILE

THEIR TEENAGED DAUGHTER

SUFFERED SOME BROKEN

BONES, BUT WOULD RECOVER.

RAUL, ON THE OTHER HAND,

WAS AIRLIFTED TO THE

HOSPITAL IN CRITICAL

CONDITION.

THEY SAID, I'M SORRY,

YOUR HUSBAND IS BETWEEN

LIFE AND DEATH.

I FELT HELPLESS.

Reporter: RAUL

SUFFERED MULTIPLE

FRACTURES IN HIS ARM,

FEMUR, AND PELVIS.

BUT THE DOCTORS' MAN

CONCERN WAS KEEPING HIM

ALIVE.

HIS BLOOD PRESSURE WAS AT

CRITICAL LEVELS.

DR. MICHAEL STOVER WAS HIS

LEAD ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON.

WHEN YOU HAVE INJURIES

TO YOUR PELVIS, ESPECIALLY

IN A CAR ACCIDENT, THAT'S

KIND OF A MARKER FOR OTHER

ORGANS TO BE INJURED.

Reporter: AFTER HOURS

OF SEARCHING, THE DOCTORS

FOUND A VEIN IN HIS PELVIS

THAT HAD BEEN SEVERED.

THEY STOPPED THE BLOODING

AND WAITED FOR HIM TO

STABILIZE.

MEANWHILE, ELIZABETH

CALLED ON HER CHURCH TO

PRAY.

THEY PRAYED THAT HE

WOULD NOT DIE, THAT HE

WOULD LIVE.

Reporter: IT WAS

HOURS BEFORE ELIZABETH WAS

ALLOWED TO SEE HER

HUSBAND, WHO WAS IN AND

OUT OF CON INSURANCENESS. CONSCIOUSNESS.

I WAS DEVASTATED WITH

WHAT I SAW.

I COULDN'T RECOGNIZE HIM

AT ALL.

I HELD MY TEARS.

I WANTED TO BE A STRONG

WIFE.

AND I TOLD HIM, HONEY,

WE'RE ALL OKAY.

WE LOVE YOU.

WE'RE PRAYING FOR YOU.

AND YOU'RE GOING TO GET

THROUGH THIS.

YOU'RE STRONG.

YOU'RE A CONQUEROR.

Reporter: PRAYER

CONTINUED THROUGHOUT THE

NIGHT.

AND BY MORNING RAUL HAD

STABILIZED.

DOCTORS BEGAN REPAIRING

THE FRACTURES AND

SEARCHING FOR SIGNS OF

INTERNAL DAMAGE.

ELIZABETH REMEMBERS

GETTING THE NEWS.

NO INTERNAL ORGANS WERE

PUNCTURED.

HE SAID, IT'S JUST BROKEN

BONES.

WE CAN WORK WITH BROKEN

BONES.

THAT, FOR ME, WAS VERY

PEACEFUL.

AND I SAID, THANK YOU,

LORD, YOU HEARD OUR

PRAYERS.

Reporter: BUT RAUL

STILL FACED A LONG, HARD

RECOVERY.

IN THE SPAN OF SEVEN DAYS,

HE WENT THROUGH NUMEROUS

RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERIES.

AFTERWARDS, HE WOKE UP AND

WAS COHERENT FOR THE FIRST

TIME SINCE THE ACCIDENT.

DR. STOVER CAME IN.

ALL I REMEMBER HIM SAYING

IS, YOU WERE INVOLVED IN A

VERY SEVERE CAR ACCIDENT,

AND YOU'RE NOT GOING TO BE

ABLE TO WALK FOR AT LEAST

TWO YEARS.

IT FELT LIKE I PUT ALL OF

MY DREAMS IN A FIRECRACKER

AND THEY JUST BLEW UP.

LITERALLY, I SAID, WHAT AM

I GOING TO DO WITH MY

LIFE.

NOT TO BE ABLE TO STAND

UP.

NOT TO BE ABLE TO PLAY

WITH MY CHILDREN.

NOT TO BE ABLE TO PLAY

TENNIS WITH MY SON.

IT FELT HOPELESS.

IT FELT LIKE, EITHER THE

LORD DOES SOMETHING OR

THAT'S IT.

MY STORY IS DONE.

Reporter: RAUL, HIS

FAMILY, AND OTHERS PRAYED

AS HE BEGAN RIGOROUS

PHYSICAL THERAPY.

IT WAS SUCH A HARD

PROCESS TO SEE HIM GO

THROUGH THAT.

BUT HE WAS VERY STRONG.

AND HE DECIDED TO GET

BETTER.

Reporter: RAUL

PROGRESSED FASTER THAN

ANYONE EXPECTED.

THEN AFTER ONLY 11 MONTHS

OF THERAPY, HE WAS BACK ON

HIS FEET.

FROM THE WALKER TO THE

CRUTCHES, FROM THE

CRUTCHES TO THE CANE, THEN

FROM THE CANE TO HOLDING

ON TO SOMEONE, AND THEN I

WAS FINALLY ABLE TO WALK.

NO TWO YEARS, LIKE THE

DOCTORS HAD SAID.

Reporter: TODAY RAUL

WALKS WITHOUT ANY ISSUES.

AND WHEN HE AND ELIZABETH

AREN'T PASTORING THEIR

CHURCH IN ILLINOIS,

THEY'RE TRAVELLING THE

WORLD, SHARING THEIR

STORY.

IT DOESN'T MATTER HOW

THE SITUATION LOOKS, THE

LOVE AND THE LIGHT OF

JESUS WILL PULL YOU

THROUGH.

CRY OUT TO GOD, OUR

SAVIOR, AND HE WILL HELP

US.

YOU WILL HELP YOU.

AND HE WILL MEET YOU AT

YOUR SITUATION.

Gordon: CRY OUT, AND

HE WILL HELP YOU.

THE STORY REMINDS ME OF

WHEN JESUS CAME TO A

CRIPPLE, LYING BY THE POOL

OF BETHSIDA, AND HE SAID,

DO YOU WANT ME TO HEAL

YOU?

AND IN THIS, RAUL -- HE

DECIDED TO GET BETTER.

SO OFTEN WE LET DOCTORS'

REPORTS INFLUENCE US.

IT IS GOING TO BE TWO

YEARS BEFORE YOU WALK.

OR, YOU KNOW, YOU'VE GOT

SO MANY MONTHS TO LIVE.

OR YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE

THIS FOREVER.

THESE KINDS OF REPORTS GET

DEEP WITHIN US, AND WE

LOSE THE WILL TO SAY, I

WANT TO GET BETTER.

HAVE THAT.

HAVE THAT I WANT TO GET

BETTER.

JESUS RESPONDS TO THAT.

AND WHEN YOU SAY YES,

THAT'S WHEN THE MIRACLE

HAPPENS.

AND YOU JUST HAVE THAT

FAITH THAT, YES, HE IS

ABLE.

I AM ABLE.

TOGETHER WE CAN GET

THROUGH THIS.

TOGETHER WE CAN SEE A

MIRACLE.

AND I CAN RECOVER.

NOW, TERRY AND I ARE GOING

TO PRAY.

BEFORE WE PRAY, WE WANT TO

ENCOURAGE YOU WITH SOME

OTHER WHO'S HAVE HAD

MIRACLE HEALINGS.

HERE IS LEANNA, WHO HAD

BONE SPURS IN HER FEET.

SEVERE PAIN.

WATCHING "THE 700 CLUB,"

TERRY SAID, "YOU HAVE

PROBLEMS WITH YOUR FEET,

THEY ARE SORE AND

PAINFUL."

WELL, SHE CLAIMED THE WORD

AND IMMEDIATELY FELT THE

PAIN LEAVE HER FEET.

AND SHE HAS NOT HAD

ANYMORE TROUBLE.

Terry: HALLELUJAH.

> THIS IS STEPHANIE, WHO

LIVES IN NEBRASKA.

SHE INJURED HER LEFT KNEE

20 YEARS AGO FROM RUNNING.

ONE DAY SHE WAS WATCHING

THIS PROGRAM, AND GORDON,

YOU GAVE THIS WORD OF

KNOWLEDGE: "THERE IS A

WOMAN WHO INJURED YOUR

LEFT KNEE AND YOU HAVE A

GREAT DEAL OF PAIN.

YOU'RE WONDERING IF THE

HEALING IS FOR YOU AND

COULD TRUST IT.

YES, YOU CAN TRUST IT."

SHE SAID HEALTH HEAT COME

INTO HER KNEE AND SHE

JUMPED UP AND SHE FELT NO

PAIN.

ISN'T THAT A MIRACLE?

Gordon: IT IS A

MIRACLE.

HE ALWAYS RESPONDS TO THE

CRIES OF HIS CHILDREN.

COME TO HIM WITH YOUR

NEEDS, KNOWING THAT HE HAS

ALREADY PAID THE PRICE.

BY HIS STRIPES WE WERE

HEALED.

YOU KNOW YOU CAN GET THE

ANSWER.

SO CRY OUT.

BE THAT IMPOR IMPORTUNE PRAYER

THAT CRIES OUT AND SAYS,

YES, I NEED AN ANSWER

TODAY.

SON OF DAVID, HAVE MERCY

ON ME.

THAT'S THE BARTAMEUS.

HAVE MERCY ON ME.

AND HIS PRAYER GOT AN

ANSWER.

IF YOU DO THE SAME THING,

THE SAME RESULT WILL

HAPPEN.

YOU CRY OUT.

IN AN ACT OF FAITH, LAY

YOUR HAND ON THAT AREA OF

THE BODY THAT NEEDS

HEALING, AND WE'LL AGREE

WITH YOU AND LET JESUS DO

ALL OF THE REST.

LORD, WE LIFT THE NEEDS TO

YOU RIGHT NOW, AND WE JUST

KNOW THAT YOU ARE THE GOD

WHO HEALS.

IT IS IN YOUR VERY NAME.

YOU ARE THE GOD WHO HEALS.

SO WE COME TO YOU WITH

THANKSGIVING, AND WE SAY

BLESS THE LORD, OH, MY

SOUL, AND FORGET NOT ALL

HIS BENEFITS, WHO FORGIVES

ALL MY INEQUITIES, WHO

HEALS ALL OF MY DISEASES.

SO, LORD, STRETCH FORTH

YOUR HAND AS PEOPLE ARE

LAYING HANDS ON THAT AREA

THAT NEEDS HEALING.

STRETCH FORTH YOUR HAND AS

PEOPLE ARE CRYING OUT, SON

OF DAVID, HAVE MERCY ON

ME.

RESPOND IN YOUR LOVE.

AND HEAL THEIR DISEASE

NOW.

IN JESUS' NAME.

THERE IS SOMEONE, YOU'RE

WATCHING, AND YOU HEARD

THE REPORT ABOUT THE LEFT

KNEE, AND YOU'RE GOING, MY

LEFT KNEE IS HURTING.

CAN I BE HEALED?

AND THE ANSWER FOR YOU IS,

YES, YOU CAN.

RIGHT NOW JUST LAY YOUR

HAND ON THAT KNEE AND

RECEIVE MIRACLE HEALING

INTO IT IN JESUS' NAME.

GOD IS ABLE TO RESTORE

CARTILAGE AND REKNIT

TENDONS TOGETHER.

SO IN JESUS' NAME, BE

HEALED AND BE MADE WHOLE.

TERRY?

Terry: THERE IS

SOMEONE ELSE, YOU HAVE

SUFFERED FROM TINNITIS,

THAT RINGING IN YOUR EARS,

FOR MANY, MANY YEARS.

RIGHT NOW IN JESUS' NAME

IT IS STOPPING.

YOU HAVE BECOME SO

ACCUSTOMED IT YOU ALMOST

DON'T NOTICE IT ANYMORE,

BUT IT IS GOING TO GET

VERY QUIET AS GOD HEELS HEALS

YOU.

AND SOMEONE WITH

ESOPHAGEAL PROBLEMS --

IT'S GONE IN JESUS' NAME.

Gordon: THERE IS

SOMEONE WITH SHINGLES, AND

IT'S ON YOUR RIGHT SIDE,

IN THE BACK, AND GOD IS

HEALING THOSE NERVES IN

JESUS' NAME.

IN THE NAME OF JESUS, BE

HEALED AND BE MADE WHOLE.

> THERE IS SOMEONE ELSE

WITH ARTHRITIS IN YOUR

FINGERS.

AND IT IS PRIMARILY IN

YOUR RIGHT HAND, BUT IT

AFFECTS BOTH, AND THE

LARGE KNUCKLES ARE

INFLAMED.

JESUS IS HEALING YOU RIGHT

NOW.

WHAT YOU COULDN'T DO

BEFORE.

BEFORE -- IF YOU COULDN'T

BUTTON AND BUTTON, TRY TO

BUTTON A BUTTON.

LORD, WE THANK YOU.

YOU ARE THE HEALER.

YOU ARE OUR ALL IN ALL.

WE THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU

HAVE DONE IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN, AND AMEN.

IF YOU NEED PRAYER, WE'RE

HERE FOR YOU.

WE'RE HERE FOR YOU 24

HOURS A DAY, SEVEN DAYS A

WEEK.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS PICK

UP THE PHONE AND CALL US:

1-800-700-7000.

AND IT IS OUR HONOR AND

PRIVILEGE TO PRAY FOR YOU.

SO CALL US.

TERRY?

Terry: STILL AHEAD,

WATCH AS A SINGLE MOTHER

OF FIVE GETS A BRAND NEW

HOME AFTER HER LAST ONE

COLLAPSED IN A CLOUD OF

DUST.

HER STORY IS COMING UP.

AND WELCOME BACK TO

"THE 700 CLUB."

AMERICANS MAY BE DIVIDED,

BUT THEY STILL LARGELY

AGREE ON ONE THING: SAYING

GRACE BEFORE MEALS.

A NEW POLL BY THE

"WASHINGTON POST" AND THE

KAISER FAMILY FOUNDATION

FINDS THAT ABOUT HALF OF

ALL AMERICANS SAY A PRAYER

OVER THEIR FOOD AT LEAST A

FEW TIMES A WEEK.

BUT THERE ARE SOME

DIFFERENCES.

74% OF WHITE EVANGELICALS

AND 80% OF BLACK

PROTESTANTS SAY GRACE

COMPARED TO 31% OF WHITE,

MAIN-LINE OR

NON-EVANGELICAL

PROTESTANTS.

62% OF REPUBLICANS SAY

GRACE COMPARED TO JUST 43%

OF DEMOCRATS.

> AND DERRICK CARR SAYS

HE WILL TITHE OFF HIS

LUCRATIVE NEW CONTRACT.

HE SIGNED A FIVE-YEAR,

$125 MILLION DEAL WITH THE

OAKLAND RAIDERS.

LAST DECEMBER, HE SUFFERED

FROM A SEASON-ENDING

INJURY, BUT NOW HE IS

BACK.

HE WAS ASKED WHAT HE IS

GOING TO DO WITH ALL OF

THAT MONEY.

THE FIRST THING I'LL DO

IS PAY MY TITHES AS I HAVE

WHEN I WAS IN COLLEGE.

THAT WON'T CHANGE.

I'LL DO THAT.

Wendy: HE SAYS HE

WILL ALSO USE THE MONEY TO

HELP OTHERS AROUND THE

WORLD AND EAT HEALTHY AT

CHICK-FIL-A.

> YOU CAN ALWAYS GET THE

LATEST FROM CBN NEWS BY

GOING TO OUR WEBSITE AT

cbnnews.com.

GORDON AND TERRY WILL BE

BACK WITH MORE OF "THE 700

CLUB" RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Terry: IN HONDURAS, A

SINGLE MOTHER AND HER

CHILDREN LIVED IN A SMALL

SHELTER THEY HAD BUILT

THEMSELVES.

IT WASN'T SAFE, BUT IT WAS

ALL THEY COULD AFFORD.

Reporter: THEY BUILT

THEIR HOUSE WITH SCRAPS OF

CLOTH AND CARDBOARD.

IT WAS RI RICKEDY AT BEST.

EVERY TIME THE WIND

BLEW, WE HEARD CRACKING

SOUNDS IN THE WOOD.

WE WERE AFRAID.

Reporter: ZEDA IS

JOANNA'S MOM.

THIS SINGLE MOTHER OF FIVE

SOLD TORTILLAS AND DID

LAUNDRY FOR A COUPLE OF

COSTUMERS.

THEN ONE DAY THE SUPPORT

BEAM FINALLY BROKE AND

THEIR HOUSE COLLAPSED IN

FRONT OF THEM.

THE FAMILY RALLIED,

CUTTING TREES AND

SALVAGING WHAT THEY COULD

TO BUILD THIS LEAN-TO

SHELTER AGAINST THE SIDE

OF THE HILL.

BUT SHELTER WASN'T THEIR

ONLY NEED.

ONE OF THE FALLEN BEAMS

CRUSHED ZEDA'S STOVE.

WITHOUT IT, THERE WAS

LITTLE MONEY FOR FOOD OR

OTHER EXPENSES.

MY MOM HAD PROMISED ME

WE WERE GOING TO EAT, BUT

I WENT TO SLEEP WITHOUT

ANYTHING TO EAT.

I ASKED GOD WHY?

WHY?

Reporter: THANKS TO A

CALL FROM ZEDA'S FRIEND,

"OPERATION BLESSING"

CONNECTED WITH THE FAMILY.

AND WE STARTED

CONSTRUCTION.

I THANK GOD AND

"OPERATION BLESSING"

BECAUSE THEY ARE HELPING

US TO BUILD A NEW HOUSE.

Reporter: WE BUILT

THE HOUSE ON A CONCRETE

BLOCK FOUNDATION, WITH

WALLS AND A ROOF DESIGNED

TO LAST.

THEN WE GAVE ZEDA A NEW,

MORE EFFICIENT STOVE, AND

SUPPLIES TO RESTART HER

TORTILLA BUSINESS.

SHE TOLD US HE MADE MORE

MONEY IN THE FIRST THREE

DAYS WITH THE NEW STOVE

THAN SHE MADE IN TWO WEEKS

WITH THE OLD ONE.

I GIVE THANKS TO

"OPERATION BLESSING"

BECAUSE I KNOW IT WAS GOD

WHO SENT THEM TO US.

Terry: I'M SURE ALL

OF HEAVEN IS QUIET WHEN A

WIDOW CRIES OUT FROM HER

HEART AND SAYS, GOD, WHAT

CAN I DO?

HER IS A MOM WITH A BUNCH

OF CHILDREN.

SHE IS RAISING THEM ALONE.

THEY'VE TRIED TO BUILD

THEIR OWN LEAN-TO HOUSE.

YOU KNOW FROM THE GET-GO

IT IS JUST NOT GOING TO

WORK.

AND THEN TROUBLE COMES.

SOMETHING UNEXPECTED

HAPPENS.

THERE IS NO HOPE IN THAT

SCENARIO.

BUT YOU BRING HOPE, "700

CLUB" MEMBERS.

AND WE WANT TO SAY THANK

YOU TO THOSE OF YOU WHO

BELONG TO "THE 700 CLUB"

BECAUSE YOU ARE TOUCHING

AND CHANGING LIVES RIGHT

AT THEIR POINT OF NEED ALL

AROUND THE WORLD.

TO THE REST OF YOU, IF YOU

HAVEN'T JOINED "THE 700

CLUB," I CAN'T THINK OF A

BETTER TIME TO DO IT.

YOU CAN GO TO YOUR PHONE

RIGHT NOW.

OUR NUMBER IS TOLL-FREE:

1-800-700-7000.

JUST CALL AND SAY, I WANT

TO JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

A GENERAL MEMBERSHIP IS 65

CENTS A DAY, $20 A MONTH.

BUT WHEN YOU CALL, ASK

THEM TO TELL YOU ABOUT THE

DIFFERENT CLUB LEVELS, AND

THEN YOU DECIDE WHAT YOU

WOULD LIKE TO DO.

WHEN YOU MAKE THAT CALL

TODAY, OUR WAY OF SAYING

THANK YOU FOR CARING ABOUT

OTHERS IS TO SEND YOU

PAT'S LATEST D.V.D.

AND IT'S CALLED

"MIRACLES."

IT WILL BE A FAITH BUILDER

IN YOUR LIFE AS HE SHARES

THE WORD OF GOD AND THE

TESTIMONIES WHO HAVE

EXPERIENCED THE MIRACULOUS

HEALING POWER OF GOD.

WE WANT YOU TO HAVE THIS,

AND WE WELCOME TO YOU THE

WORK THAT IS DONE AROUND

THE WORLD BECAUSE OF

PEOPLE JUST LIKE YOU.

> UP NEXT, SHE WAS

GETTING READY TO CELEBRATE

HER 10th ANNIVERSARY,

AND THAT'S WHEN SHE WAS

BLINDSIDED BY HER HUSBAND.

WRITER SHAUNA SHANKS TELLS

US HOW IT SHATTERED HER

WORLD AND HOW SHE PUT THE

PIECES BACK TOGETHER.

Terry: SHAUNA SHANKS

WAS THE CREATIVE DIRECTOR

FOR THE CHILDREN'S

MINISTRY AT HER CHURCH.

A FEW YEARS AGO, SHE WENT

OFF TO A WEEKEND

CONFERENCE.

THERE SHE WAS ABLE TO TAKE

A BREATHE BREATHER FROM HER BUSY

LIFE.

THEN ONE DAY AFTER SHE GOT

BACK FROM THAT CONFERENCE,

HER HUSBAND OF NEARLY 10

YEARS DROPPED A BOMB ON

HER.

Reporter: IN 2013,

SHAUNA WAS A MONTH SHY OF

CELEBRATING HER 10-YEAR

ANNIVERSARY, WHEN HER

HUSBAND CALMLY ASKED FOR A

DIVORCE.

TWO WEEKS LATER, HE

ADMITTED TO HAVING AN

AFFAIR.

THOUGH HER HUSBAND WAS

TELLING HER HER MARRIAGE

WAS OVER, GOD WAS SAYING

SOMETHING ELSE.

GOD WAS TASKING ME TO

DO THE FIRST THING I HAD

EVER DONE, LOVING HER

HUSBAND.

Reporter: IN HER

BOOK, "A FIERCE LOVE,"

SHAUNA TELLS WHAT SHE

RELIED ON TO RESTORE THEIR

MARRIAGE.

Terry: SHAUNA SHANKS

IS HERE WITH US NOW.

WELCOME TO "THE 700 CLUB."

THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME

HERE.

Terry: GREAT TO HAVE

YOU HERE.

WHEN YOUR HUSBAND BROKE

THIS NEWS TO YOU, YOU WERE

SHOCKED.

THIS ISN'T SOMETHING YOU

SAW COMING?

NO.

IT COMPLETELY TOOK ME OFF

GUARD.

WE HAD THREE LITTLE KIDS

AT THE TIME.

I FIGURED THAT OUR

MARRIAGE STUFF WAS NORMAL.

EVERYBODY HAD IT, WHERE

YOU KIND OF GO THROUGH

LOWS AND HIGHS.

I HAD NO IDEA THAT HE WAS

THAT UNHAPPY.

I JUST WASN'T EXPECTING IT

AT ALL.

Terry: HIS ATTITUDE

WAS REALLY PRETTY CUT AND

DRY.

IT WASN'T LIKE HE WAS

SAYING, I'M THINKING ABOUT

THIS OR I MIGHT WANT TO DO

THIS.

HE PRETTY MUCH SAID, I

DON'T LOVE YOU ANYMORE.

YEAH.

AND THAT'S NOT HIS USUAL

NATURE.

HE IS USUALLY SOFT WITH

ME.

I WASN'T EXPECTING IT.

I DIDN'T KNOW HOW TO REACT

TO IT BECAUSE I JUST HAD

NEVER THOUGHT ANYTHING

LIKE THAT COULD EVER

HAPPEN.

BUT IN HIS MIND, HE HAD

ALREADY MADE THE DECISION.

AND I THINK HE THOUGHT IT

WOULD BE EASIER IF HE KIND

OF JUST RIPPED THE

BAND-AID OFF.

HE HAD ALREADY MENTALLY

CHECKED OUT OF THE

MARRIAGE.

Terry: WHAT HAPPENED

THEN?

HOW DID YOU REACT?

WHAT ABOUT YOUR CHILDREN?

THAT WAS KIND OF MY

REACTION.

BEYOND THE INITIAL

HEARTBREAK OF LOSING MY

HUSBAND, YOU KNOW, AS

WOMEN WE WANT TO FIX

THINGS.

I AUTOMATICALLY START

THINKING, OKAY, WHAT ABOUT

THIS MORTGAGE.

WHAT ABOUT THE KIDS

SCHOOL?

WILL I MISS THEM IF I

DON'T HAVE THEM ON THE

WEEKENDS?

ALL OF THOSE THINGS START

GOING THROUGH MY MIND.

I WASN'T SLEEPING, AND I

KNEW I HAD TO GET UP IN A

COUPLE OF HOURS WITH THE

KIDS.

SO I KNEW I NEEDED TO PULL

MYSELF TOGETHER.

I BEGGED FOR THE LORD.

I SAID, GOD, PLEASE GIVE

ME ONE THING I CAN FOCUS

ON SO I CAN CALM MY

THOUGHTS AND GET SOME

SLEEP.

THAT'S WHEN IT ALL

STARTED.

HE ANSWERED ME THAT NIGHT,

AND HE SAID TO HOPE AND

ENDURE.

Terry: AND THAT WAS

REALLY THE TURNING POINT

FOR YOU IN WHAT GOD WAS

ASKING YOU TO DO.

UH-HUH.

Terry: HE ACTUALLY

GAVE YOU 1 CORINTHIANS 13,

AND VERSES YOU WERE TO

LOOK AT.

I LOVED WHAT YOU SAID IN

YOUR BOOK BECAUSE I

THOUGHT, THAT PROBABLY

WOULD HAVE BEEN MY

REACTION.

I KNOW THOSE VERSES.

I'VE NOT ONLY READ THOSE

VERSES IS HUNDRED TIMES

MYSELF, I'VE HEARD THEM AT

EVERY WEDDING.

HOW DID GOD USE SUCH A

FAMILIAR VERSE TO REALLY

PIERCE YOUR HEART.

I'M A CHURCH GIRL, AND

I SAID, GOD, I KNOW THAT

ONE.

BUT IN THIS CONTEXT OF MY

HUSBAND ASKING ME FOR A

DIVORCE, AND HIM TAKING ME

BACK THERE, I KIND OF

BECAME OBSESSED WITH THOSE

THINGS: LOVE IS PATIENT,

LOVE IS KIND.

IT ISN'T ENVY.

IT IS NOT EASILY ANGERED,

AND IT DOESN'T KEEP A

RECORD OF WRONGS.

SO IN THE CONTEXT OF MY

MARRIAGE IMPLODING, THE

VERSES THAT I THOUGHT WERE

SO EASY BECAME THE BIGGEST

CHALLENGE.

AND TWO WEEKS AFTER HE

ASKED ME FOR THE DIVORCE

IS WHEN I FOUND OUT HE WAS

HAVING AN AFFAIR.

SO I ALREADY HAD TWO WEEKS

WORTH OF WHAT I END UP

CALLING IN THE BOOK A LOVE

FILTER.

SO MY REACTIONS AND

ACTIONS AND THOUGHTS OF MY

HUSBAND DIDN'T LINE UP

WITH THE THINGS IN THAT

SCRIPTURE, NOT TO BE ANGRY

OR KEEP A RECORD OF WRONG.

AND I REALLY FELT

CHALLENGED BY THE LORD NOT

TO LET THEM PASS THROUGH.

SO I HAD ALREADY STARTED

WORKING IN THAT DISCIPLINE

WHEN I FOUND OUT HE WAS

HAVING THE AFFAIR.

SO I WAS ABLE TO REACT TO

HIM VERY DIFFERENTLY THAN

I NORMALLY WOULD HAVE.

I DIDN'T KNOW THIS, IT IS

NOT OUR NORMAL HUMAN

INSTINCT TO LOVE THAT WAY.

SO, I GUESS --

Terry: BUT YOU ARE

GETTING THERE FROM THERE.

AND IT IS BEING

EMPOWERED BY THE HOLY

SPIRIT.

Terry: YOU WERE SO

CANDID ABOUT THIS IN YOUR

BOOK, YOUR HUSBAND DIDN'T

CHANGE IN THAT BEGINNING

TIME BECAUSE YOU USED THIS

AS YOUR LOVE FILTER, BUT

YOU CHANGED.

UH-HUH.

Terry: HOW DID GOD

CHANGE YOU?

I THINK THAT, FIRST OF

ALL, THE LOVE FILTER JUST

KEPT ME BUSY, BECAUSE I'M

THINKING OF WHAT I WAS

WORKING ON.

SO INSTEAD OF BECOMING

OBSESSED WITH WHAT HE WAS

DOING AND BEING

HEARTBROKEN BY WHAT HE WAS

DOING, I WAS BUSY.

I WAS FILTERING, ARE MY

THOUGHTS LINING UP TO THE

SCRIPTURE?

AM I DOING WHAT GOD HAS

ASKED ME TO DO?

I HAVE TO STAND AND PLEA

BEFORE GOD ONE DAY, NOT

ACCORDING TO WHAT SOMEONE

HAS DONE TO ME, BUT WHAT

I'VE DONE.

I COULD HAVE PRETENDED I

DIDN'T HEAR GOD SPEAK TO

ME, BUT I DID HEAR HIM.

HE DID TELL ME TO DO THAT.

Terry: YOU DESCRIBED

MEIKA'S ATTITUDE DURING

THAT TIME AS BLATENT

INDIFFERENCE, WHICH IS

ALMOST WORSE THAN ANGER.

IT IS KIND OF LIKE A WALL

THAT YOU RUN INTO.

IT IS.

Terry: BUT GOD REALLY

SPOKE TO YOU --

YEAH.

BECAUSE I THINK I JUST

WANTED TO BE, LIKE, HE'S

DONE THIS, BUT GOD KEPT

TURNING THINGS AROUND ON

ME.

I REMEMBER THAT NIGHT.

I WAS SITTING ON ONE

COUCH -- BECAUSE HE DIDN'T

LEAVE THE HOUSE.

HE WAS LAYING ON ANOTHER,

SCROLLING SOCIAL MEDIA,

WATCHING A FOOTBALL GAME,

AND HE'S SO NON CHALANT.

I'M DEVASTATED.

I'M WORRIED ABOUT THE

KIDS.

I'M HEARTBROKEN, AND I

JUST THOUGHT, HOW DARE YOU

BE THAT INDIFFERENT ABOUT

OUR RELATIONSHIP.

HOW DARE YOU?

AND I WROTE IN MY

JOURNAL -- THAT'S WHERE

THIS BOOK CAME FROM, ALL

OF MY JOURNAL ENTRIES.

I WROTE DOWN, "HE IS

BLATENTLY INDIFFERENT."

AND THE LORD PUT MY NOSE

IN MY JOURNAL, AND HE

SAID, YOU PROMISED TO GIVE

YOUR LIFE TO ME AND TO

SERVE ME, AND YOU DO THE

SAME THING TO ME: YOU'RE

NOT SERVING ME ACTIVELY,

WE DO NOT HAVE A STRONG

RELATIONSHIP, AND YOU ARE

BLATENTLY INDIFFERENT.

SO HOW CAN YOU BE UPSET

WITH HIM WHEN YOU ARE

DOING THE SAME THING.

AND SO GOD SPEAKING TO ME

LIKE THAT WAS VERY

HUMBLING.

Terry: AND REALLY

KIND OF TURNED THE TABLES

ON WHERE YOUR FOCUS WENT,

BUT IN A GOOD WAY?

UH-HUH.

Terry: TALK ABOUT

RECONCILIATION.

WHAT DID GOD DO IN YOUR

MARRIAGE?

EVERYBODY ASKS ME, WHAT

WAS THE MOMENT, AND THERE

WASN'T ONE MOMENT.

I THINK THERE IS EBBS AND

FLOWS IN THE HEALING

PROCESS.

ONE DAY I WOULD SEE HIS

HEART CHANGING TOWARDS ME,

AND I WOULD BE FILLED WITH

HOPE.

AND THE NEXT DAY, THIS IS

A MESS AND KIND OF TAKE

SOME STEPS BACKWARDS.

I THINK FOR ME PERSONALLY,

I HAD TO BE HEALED IN

CHRIST BECAUSE THE DAMAGE

IN OUR MARRIAGE HAD

ALREADY -- WAS ALREADY TOO

FAR.

SO AT SOME POINT I STOPPED

PRAYING FOR OUR MARRIAGE,

EVEN, AND I WAS JUST

PRAYING THAT GOD WOULD

REDEEM HIS SOUL AND THAT

HE WOULD FIND HIM.

AND I'M JUST WORKING ON

MYSELF.

I REALLY THINK I HAD TO

KNOW WHO MY IDENTITY WAS

IN CHRIST BEFORE I COULD

BE HEALED AND MOVE ON WITH

MY HUSBAND.

Terry: AND YOUR

MARRIAGE TODAY?

MY MARRIAGE TODAY -- WE

CALL IT A FIRST AND A

SECOND MARRIAGE.

BECAUSE EVEN THOUGH WE

DIDN'T OFFICIALLY GET A

MARRIAGE, BUT BOTH OF US

WERE BLATENTLY INDIFFERENT

TO EACH OTHER AND THE

LORD.

AND NOW THROUGH THIS

SEASON OF FINDING

REDEMPTION AND BEING ABLE

TO TANGIBLY UNDERSTAND THE

WORK OF THE CROSS IN OUR

OWN PERSONAL LIVES, WE

KNOW WE HAVE PURPOSE.

AND WE KNOW WHAT WE'RE ARE

HERE ON THIS EARTH FOR.

Terry: AND WHAT AN

IMPACT IT WILL HAVE ON

YOUR CHILDREN, AS WELL AS

THOSE WHO READ YOUR BOOK.

THE BOOK IS CALLED "A

FIERCE LOVE."

IF YOU'D LIKE TO GET MORE,

GET THE BOOK.

IT IS AVAILABLE NATIONWIDE

WHEREVER BOOKS ARE SOLD.

AND ITS CANDOR AND THE

QUESTIONS THAT IT WILL

CAUSE YOU TO ASK IN YOUR

OWN SOUL, I THINK, WILL

CHANGE YOUR LIFE AND

CHANGE YOUR RELATIONSHIPS.

SHAUNA, THANK YOU SO MUCH

FOR BEING WITH US.

THANKS FOR HAVING ME.

Terry: STILL AHEAD,

WE'RE GOING TO BE

ANSWERING YOUR E-MAIL

QUESTIONS, SO DON'T GO

AWAY.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

THANK YOU.

Gordon: THE D.V.D. IS

NOW AVAILABLE, AND I WANT

YOU TO HAVE IT SO THAT YOU

CAN UNDERSTAND THE

HEADLINES FROM THE MIDDLE

EAST THAT ARE HAPPENING

TODAY.

WHAT'S THE SOURCE OF THE

CONFLICT BETWEEN THE

PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY AND

ISRAEL.

AND WHAT IS THE STRUGGLE,

AGAIN, 50 YEARS LATER,

OVER JERUSALEM, THE RIGHT

TO RETURN, ALL OF THESE

THINGS?

IF YOU KNOW THE STORY OF

THE SIX-DAY WAR, YOU CAN

UNDERSTAND THE HEADLINES.

SO YOU GET THIS STORY FROM

THE POINT OF VIEW OF THE

PARATROOPERS WHO ACTUALLY

FOUGHT THE BATTLES.

IT IS YOURS FOR A GIFT OF

$15.

SO CALL US,

1-800-700-7000.

> WELL, IT'S TIME FOR

SOME "BRING IT ON.".

Terry: THIS FIRST ONE

COMES FROM BEVERLY, WHO

SAYS "I AM A MOTHER AND

GRANDMOTHER, MY CHILDREN

PROFESS THEY ARE BORN

AGAIN BY THE BLOOD OF

JESUS.

BUT MY SON AND DAUGHTER

ARE GETTING FURTHER AWAY

FROM GOD AND THE CHURCH.

THEY BELIEVE BECAUSE THEY

TITHE EVERYTHING IS GOOD.

MY 16-YEAR-OLD GRANDSON

THAT WAS RAISED IN CHURCH

AND A CHRISTIAN SCHOOL IS

INTO DRUGS.

HIS PARENTS WOULD RATHER

JET-SET EVERYWHERE THAN

ADDRESS THE ISSUE, AND

EVEN IF THEY DO ADDRESS

IT, THEY NEVER FOLLOW

THROUGH.

PLEASE PRAY FOR MY FAMILY.

IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN

DO?"

Gordon: BEVERLY, I

THINK YOU'RE HITTING THE

NUMBER ONE THING YOU CAN

DO, WHICH IS PRAY.

PRAY FOR BOTH YOUR

CHILDREN AND YOUR

GRANDCHILDREN. AND

REALIZE THE EFFECT OF

FERVENT PRAYER OF A

RIGHTEOUS AMERICAN AVAILS

MUCH.

SO DO THAT.

AND PRAY SPECIFICALLY THAT

THEIR HEARTS WOULD TURN

BACK TO GOD.

THAT THEY WOULD BECOME

ONCE AGAIN ON FIRE FOR

HIM.

FOR YOUR GRANDSON, THE

WARNINGS ABOUT DRUGS ARE

ALL OVER THE PLACE.

I WOULD BRING THOSE TO HIS

ATTENTION, AND LET HIM

KNOW THE NEW MEDICAL

RESEARCH SHOWING HOW DRUGS

LITERALLY REWIRE THE BRAIN

TO CREATE CRAVINGS.

IT IS TOUGH FOR A

16-YEAR-OLD TO UNDERSTAND

THE PERMANENT IMPLICATIONS

THEY'RE TAKING WITH THEIR

BRAIN CHEMISTRY WHEN

THEY'RE TAKING THESE

THINGS, BUT THERE IS A

REASON THEY'RE HABIT

FORMING, AND THE REASON IS

IN THE CHEMISTRY OF THE

DRUG ITSELF.

IT REWIRES YOUR BRAIN SO

YOU NOW HAVE A CRAVING FOR

IT.

GET HIM EDUCATED ON WHAT

HE IS DOING TO HIMSELF.

AND DON'T LET BAD COMPANY

SPOIL HIM.

GET HIM EDUCATED.

HE HAS TO MAKE THE

DECISION, THOUGH, TO STOP.

IT'S GOT TO COME FROM HIM.

IT CAN'T COME EXTERNALLY.

THERE IS NO PRISON YOU CAN

CREATE THAT WILL STOP HIM.

SO REALIZE HE HAS GOT TO

COME TO THAT CONCLUSION.

AND HE NEEDS PRAYER AND HE

NEEDS YOU.

Terry: OKAY.

THIS IS REN, WHO SAYS, "MY

BOYFRIEND AND I HAVE BEEN

DATING FOR A WHILE.

I'M ONLY 17 YEARS OLD.

MY BOYFRIEND IS A GREAT

PERSON.

HE IS A CHRISTIAN, HE

TREATS ME WELL, AND WE

READ THE BIBLE TOGETHER

AND PRAY TOGETHER ON A

REGULAR BASIS.

HE FEELS GOD HAS TOLD HIM

THAT WE WILL EVENTUALLY

MARRY AND BOTH SETS OF OUR

PARENTS FEEL THE SAME.

I HAVEN'T RECEIVED SUCH A

CLEAR ANSWER.

WITH THAT SAID, WITH ARE

BOTH, QUOTE, "BORED," AND

IN GROUPS WE'RE FINE, BUT

WHEN WER ARE ALONE, WE

AREN'T CONTENT.

IS THIS A SIGN I SHOULDN'T

CONSIDER A FUTURE WITH

HIM?

Gordon: REN, YEAH.

I WOULD SAY YEAH.

IF IT CAN'T LAST AT THIS

POINT IN YOUR LIFE, START

THINKING ABOUT YOUR 50th

ANNIVERSARY, AND WHAT IS

THAT LIFE GOING TO BE

LIKE?

YOU'RE 17.

YOU HAVE YOUR WHOLE LIFE

IN FRONT OF YOU.

YOU DON'T REALLY FIND OUT

WHO YOU REALLY ARE UNTIL

YOUR 30s.

SO WAIT.

GET EDUCATED.

AND I WOULD, IF I WERE

YOU, WAIT.

> "TASTE AND SEE THAT

THE LORD IS GOOD.

BLESSED IS THE ONE WHO

TAKES REFUGE IN HIM."

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