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The 700 Club - July 12, 2017

One woman walks nearly 200,000 miles just to locate clean water. CBN gets an up-close look at the problem affecting nearly one billion people worldwide. Plus, Louie Giglio offers a new twist on the David and Goliath story. Read Transcript


Wendy: COMING UP...A

WOMAN WHO HAS WALKED

NEARLY 200,000 MILES JUST

TO LOCATE CLEAN WATER.

CBN GETS AN UP CLOSE LOOK

AT THE PROBLEM AFFECTING

NEARLY ONE BILLION PEOPLE

WORLDWIDE.

> PLUS...LOUIE GIGLIO

OFFERS A NEW TWIST ON THE

DAVID VERSUS GOLIATH TALE.

> THEN...A PREGNANT MOM

COLLAPSES.

I COULD SEE IMMEDIATELY

THAT SOMETHING WASN'T

RIGHT.

Wendy: WATCH AS A

CALL TO PRAYER SAVES TWO

LIVES ON TODAY'S "700

CLUB."

Wendy: AND WELCOME,

EVERYONE, TO "THE 700

CLUB."

I'M WENDY GRIFFITH.

PAT ROBERTSON IS NOT HERE

TODAY.

HE IS IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

FOR AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP.

YOU CAN SEE THEIR

CONVERSATION ON THIS SHOW

TOMORROW.

> BUT, FIRST, IN TODAY'S

NEWS, ONE OF TRUMP'S

LAWYERS, JAY SEKULOW, SAYS

THE PRESIDENT'S SON DID

NOT VIOLATE THE LAW WHEN

HE MET WITH A RUSSIAN

LAWYER LAST YEAR.

AND NOW INVESTIGATORS

LOOKING INTO RUSSIAN

INTERFERENCE IN LAST

YEAR'S ELECTIONS WANT TO

TALK WITH DONALD TRUMP,

JR.

HEATHER SELLS HAS THE

STORY.

Heather: DONALD

TRUMP, JR. RELEASED HIS

LENGTHY E-MAIL CHAIN THAT

SHOWS WHAT HAPPENED.

E-MAILS FROM PUBLICITY ROB

GOLDSTONE LAST SUMMER

INDICATED THAT A RUSSIAN

LAWYER HAD DAMAGING

INFORMATION ABOUT HILLARY

CLINTON.

TRUMP, JR. SAID, I LOVE IT

AND AGREED TO THE MEETING.

LAST NIGHT ON A SHOW, HE

EXPRESSED REGRET AND SAID

THAT THE MEETING WENT

NOWHERE.

IN RETROSPECT, I

PROBABLY WOULD HAVE DONE

THINGS A LITTLE

DIFFERENTLY.

Reporter: THE RUSSIAN

LAWYER TOLD NBC NEWS THAT

SHE HAD NO CONNECTION TO

THE RUSSIAN KREMLIN.

THE INFORMATION ABOUT THE

MEETING, INCLUDING TRUMP,

JR., AND JARED KUSHNER,

AND CAMPAIGN OFFICIAL PAUL

MANAFORT HAS CAUGHT

WASHINGTON BY SURPRISE.

AND NOW A RACE HAS BEGUN

TO SEE WHO GETS THE FIRST

CRACK AS QUESTIONING HIM.

THREE DIFFERENT COMMITTEES

ARE INVESTIGATING RUSSIA'S

INTERFERENCE IN LAST

YEAR'S ELECTION, AND THEY

EACH WANT TO TALK TO

TRUMP, JR., WHO SAYS HE IS

WILLING TO TALK TO

CONGRESS.

CNN REPORTS ROBERT

MUELLER'S TEAM WILL ALSO

EXAMINE THE MEETING AND

E-MAILS AS PART OF ITS

RUSSIA INVESTIGATION.

LAWMAKERS WERE QUICK TO

RESPOND TO THE STORY, WITH

SOME DEMOCRATS TAKING A

VERY HARD LINE.

THIS IS MOVING INTO

PERJURY, FALSE STATEMENTS,

AND EVEN POTENTIALLY

TREASON.

Reporter: THE WHITE

HOUSE CALLED SUCH LANGUAGE

RIDICULOUS, BUT A FEW

REPUBLICANS OPENLY

CRITICIZED THE PRESIDENT'S

SON, TOO.

HIS CHARACTERIZATION OF

THE MEETING HAS CHANGED,

WHICH CREATES SUSPICION.

Reporter: THE

PRESIDENT, ON TUESDAY,

APPLAUDED HIS SON'S

TRANSPARENCY AND CALLED

HIM A HIGH-QUALITY PERSON.

HEATHER SELLS, CBN NEWS.

Wendy: THANKS,

HEATHER.

AND A REMINDER, ON

TOMORROW'S "700 CLUB," PAT

WILL HAVE AN EXCLUSIVE

INTERVIEW WITH PRESIDENT

TRUMP ON A WIDE RANGE OF

SUBJECTS.

YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS

THAT.

THAT'S, AGAIN, TOMORROW ON

"THE 700 CLUB."

IN OTHER NEWS, A

SURPRISING DECISION FROM

REPUBLICANS IN THE SENATE.

JOHN JESSUP HAS THAT STORY

FROM OUR CBN NEWS BUREAU

IN WASHINGTON.

John: WENDY, SENATORS

ARE DROPPING THEIR TWO

WEEKS OF ANNUAL AUGUST

RECESS AND WILL STAY IN

WASHINGTON TO WORK

INSTEAD.

THE REASON: THEY SAY THEY

HAVE TOO MUCH TO GET DONE

AND NOT ENOUGH WORKING

DAYS LEFT BEFORE THE END

OF THE BUDGET YEAR.

ABIGAIL ROBERTSON BRINGS

US MORE ON THEIR DECISION

TO STAY PUT.

Reporter: SENATORS

ARE TAKING A PAGE OUT OF

THE PRIVATE SECTORS' BOOK:

CANCELLING PART OF THEIR

AUGUST RECESS BECAUSE THEY

HAVEN'T FINISHED THEIR

WORK.

AT THIS TIME, IT

DOESN'T MAKE ANY SENSE FOR

US TO TAKE THE MONTH OF

AUGUST OFF.

Reporter: REPUBLICAN

LEADERSHIP BLAMING

HISTORIC OBSTRUCTION BY

DEMOCRATS IN CONFIRMING

PRESIDENT TRUMP'S NOMINEES

AS THE MAIN THING STALLING

THEIR LEGISLATIVE WORK.

THE PRESIDENT HAS

NOMINATED 196 PEOPLE, AND

23% OF HIS NOMINEES HAVE

BEEN CONFIRMED.

69% OF PRESIDENT OBAMA'S

NOMINEES HAD BEEN

CONFIRMED BY THE FIRST

AUGUST HE WAS IN OFFICE.

10% OF PRESIDENT TRUMP'S

NOMINEES HAVE BEEN ALLOWED

TO HAVE A VOICE VOTE.

90% OF PRESIDENT OBAMA'S

NOMINEES WERE CONFIRMED BY

VOICE VOTE.

Reporter: ONE SENATOR

CALCULATES THAT AT THIS

RATE IT WOULD TAKE OVER 11

YEARS FOR THE SENATE TO

CONFIRM ALL OF THE

NOMINEES.

IT THAT, OF COURSE,

WOULD ALLOW US TO DO

NOTHING ELSE.

IT IS UNACCEPTABLE, AND

OUTRAGEOUS.

Reporter: DEMOCRATS

SAYING CANCELLING THE

RECESS IS MORE ABOUT

REPUBLICANS TRYING TO PASS

A HEALTH CARE BILL TO

REPLACE OBAMACARE.

I HAVE SYMPATHY FOR THE

REPUBLICANS.

IF I WERE THEM, I WOULDN'T

WANT TO GO HOME AND FACE

THE VOTERS, EITHER,

BECAUSE THEY'RE NOT

GETTING A VERY GOOD

REACTION WHEN IT COMES TO

THIS BILL.

Reporter: McCONNELL

HOPES FOR A VOTE NEXT WEEK

ON A REVISED VERSION.

REPUBLICAN SENATORS HAVE A

BIG AGENDA THEY WANT TO

ACCOMPLISH THIS YEAR

BEYOND HEALTH CARE, BUT

THEY'RE RUNNING OUT OF

TIME.

ONE THING SOME DON'T WANT

AS A DISTRACTION: THE

DRAMA FOLLOWING THE WHITE

HOUSE OVER POSSIBLE

COLLUSION OVER THE TRUMP

CAMPAIGN AND RUSSIA.

WE HAVE TO COME UP WITH

A HEALTH CARE SOLUTION, WE

HAVE TO COME UP WITH A TAX

PLAN, AND WE HAVE TO BE

DISCIPLINED AND NOT GET

DISTRACTED ABOUT THINGS

THAT MAY BE LEGITIMATE,

BUT NOT RIGHT NOW IN OUR

LANE.

Reporter: REPORTING

FROM WASHINGTON, ABIGAIL

ROBERTSON, CBN NEWS.

John: CHINA, THE

COUNTRY WITH THE WORLD'S

BIGGEST POPULATION, IS

FACING AN ABANDONED BABY

CRISIS.

MANY ARE WALKING AWAY FROM

CHILDREN BORN WITH

PHYSICAL DISABILITIES.

GARY LANE BRINGS US THE

STORY OF ONE CHINESE

COUPLE WHO SAVED A CHILD

AND CALLED ON GOD TO DO A

MIRACLE.

Reporter: FOR SEVEN

YEARS, THIS MAN AND HIS

WIFE TRIED TO CONCEIVE A

CHILD.

FINALLY IN 2011, THEY

DECIDED TO ADOPT AN

ABANDONED BABY.

THE CHRISTIAN COUPLE WAS

THRILLED WHEN THEY FOUND

THE PERFECT BABY AT A

LOCAL ORPHANAGE.

AS SOON AS WE GOT THE

PHONE CALL, WE WERE SO

HAPPY.

MY WIFE AND I COULDN'T

WAIT TO SEE THIS BABY.

WE'VE BEEN WAITING FOR

THIS DAY FOREVER.

Reporter: IN THE

MIDST OF THEIR HAPPINESS,

THEY RECEIVED

DISAPPOINTING NEWS: THE

BABY THAT THEY THOUGHT HAD

BEEN PERFECTLY AND

WONDERFULLY MADE, WAS BORN

WITH A SMALL TUMOR IN HIS

MOUTH, AND IT WAS NOT ABLE

TO EAT AND DRINK.

WE DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO

DO.

WE WANTED TO KEEP THE

BABY.

MEANWHILE, THE COST FOR

THE SURGERY WAS SO

EXPENSIVE.

WE WERE HEARTBROKEN.

WE LOST HOPE AND

DIRECTION.

Reporter: THESE

CHURCH MEMBERS WENT

THROUGH A TOUGH TIME.

THEY DIDN'T ASK FOR

ANYTHING, ACCEPT FOR

PRAYERS AND GUIDANCE.

SO I INVITED ALL

CHRISTIANS TO PRAY FOR A

MIRACLE.

Reporter: HALF A

WORLD AWAY, AMERICANS

AUDREY AND ROB POST, HEARD

ABOUT THEIR STRUGGLE.

A CHURCH MEMBER SHARED THE

STORY AND THEN ASKED THEM

TO PRAY.

THEY DID SO, AND REMAINED

FAITHFUL, BELIEVING THAT

GOD WOULD ANSWER THEIR

PRAYERS.

Through Translator:

MY HUSBANDS AND I ALWAYS

KNOW THE LORD CAN DO

MIRACLES.

JESUS ANSWERED PRAYERS

MANY TIMES IN OUR LIVES,

AND WE BELIEVE THAT

NOTHING IS TOO DIFFICULT

FOR THE LORD.

Reporter: OTHER

CHRISTIANS ALSO PRAYED FOR

THE CHINESE COUPLE AND

THEIR BABY.

AS TIME WENT BY, ALTHOUGH

NOTHING CHANGED, THEY

STILL BELIEVED THAT GOD

COULD WORK A MIRACLE.

GOD'S FAVOR WILL OCCUR

WHEN WE ARE DOWN TO

NOTHING.

I TOLD THE COUPLE TO

REMAIN FAITHFUL AND

PATIENT.

Reporter: AMAZINGLY,

ONE DAY THE COUPLE SAW THE

BABY SPIT SOMETHING OUT OF

ITS MOUTH.

THEY GAVE IT A CLOSER

LOOK, AND DISCOVERED IT

WAS THE TUMOR THAT HAD

BEEN LODGED IN ITS MOUTH.

THE COUPLE WAS BROUGHT TO

TEARS.

Through Translator:

IT IS A MIRACLE.

ONLY JESUS CAN DO SUCH A

MIRACLE.

WHEN WE COME TOGETHER AND

PRAY, WE CAN MOVE

MOUNTAINS.

Reporter: NOT ONLY

DID GOD GIVE AN ABANDONED

CHILD A NEW HOME, BUT HE

ALSO PERFORMED A

LIFE-SAVING MIRACLE FOR AN

ENTIRE CHINESE FAMILY.

GARY LANE, CBN NEWS.

John: A BEAUTIFUL

BABY, AND A GREAT REMINDER

OF THE POWER OF PRAYER,

WENDY.

Wendy: YOU'RE NOT

KIDDING. THAT WAS A TRUE

MIRACLE, FOR SURE.

> COMING UP, WITNESSES'

CELEBRATION FOR THE AGES

AS ONE VILLAGE GETS FRESH

WATER AND A BETTER WAY OF

LIFE.

WE ARE TRANSFORMING THE

LIVES OF MANY, MANY

CHILDREN, BECAUSE MANY OF

THEM WILL BE ABLE TO GO TO

SCHOOL NOW.

Wendy: SEE HOW ONE

GROUP IS BRINGING CLEAN

WATER TO PARKS AND

VILLAGES.

THAT'S NEXT.

Wendy: IT'S HARD TO

BELIEVE, BUT NEARLY ONE

BILLION PEOPLE AROUND THE

WORLD LIVE WITHOUT CLEAN

DRINKING WATER.

40% OF THEM LIVE IN

SUB-SAHAAN AFRICAHARAN AFRICA.

OUR GEORGE THOMAS MET A

WOMAN WHO HAS WALKED TENS

OF THOUSANDS OF MILES FOR

ONE OF LIFE'S MOST BASIC

NEEDS.

George: THE NEXT TIME

YOU TURN ON YOUR TAP,

THINK OF KANSI.

I WOULD BE A LOT

HEALTHIER THAN I AM TODAY

IF I DIDN'T HAVE TO TRAVEL

SO FAR FOR WATER.

George: SHE LIVES IN

SUB-SARHARAN GOVERNOR GRAY

DAVISHARAN AFRICA, WHEREAND ESTIMATED 3 MI LLION

PEOPLE HAVE NO ACCESS TO

DRINKING WATER.

TWICE A DAY SHE LEAVES HER

SMALL HUT, MADE OF STICKS

AND STONES, HERE IN RURAL

EASTERN KENYA, AND WALKS

TO THE NEAREST PLACE SHE

CAN FIND WATER.

MY BACK HURTS, AND I'M

ALWAYS IN PAIN.

George: FOR MANY OF

US, WATER IS JUST A TAP

AWAY.

FOR KANSI, GETTING ACCESS

TO LIFE'S MOST BASIC NEED

IS ANYTHING BUT EASY.

I'VE BEEN SEARCHING FOR

WATER SINCE I WAS SEVEN

YEARS OLD.

George: I JOINED HER

AND OTHERS AS THEY MADE

THE DAILY TREK TO THE ONLY

SOURCE OF WATER.

THIS MUDDY POND, POLLUTED

BY ANIMAL AND HUMAN WASTE.

KANSI FETCHES WATER FROM

THIS POND MORNING AND

EVENING, AND SHE WALKS

13 MILES EACH DAY, WHICH

TRANSLATES TO ROUGHLY

4700 MILES EVERY YEAR.

AND, GUESS WHAT?

SHE HAS BEEN DOING THIS

FOR THE LAST 40 YEARS.

WHICH MEANS SHE HAS LOGGED

CLOSE TO ABOUT 190,000

MILES.

HARD TO BELIEVE, REALLY,

BUT KANSI IS NOT ALONE.

A STAGGERING ONE BILLION

PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD

DON'T HAVE ACCESS TO CLEAN

RUNNING WATER.

IN FACT, IN AFRICA ALONE,

WHERE THE BURDEN OF

FETCHING WATER OFTEN FALLS

TO WOMEN AND CHILDREN,

NEARLY 40 BILLION HOURS A

YEAR IS SPENT COLLECTING

WATER.

WE HAVE WATER.

George: DUDAN TEACHES

MATH AT A RURAL PRIMARY

SCHOOL.

HE SAYS TIME SPENT

GATHERING WATER IS TIME

CHILDREN COULD BE LEARNING

TO READ, WRITE, EARN AN

INCOME, OR TAKE CARE OF

THEIR FAMILY.

WHAT PERCENTAGE OF YOUR

CHILDREN GO EVERY DAY TO

FETCH WATER?

70%.

George: AND THE WATER

THAT THEY HAVE SPENT ALL

THAT TIME COLLECTING ISN'T

EVEN CLEAN.

SOME 2,000 CHILDREN DIE

EACH DAY FROM

WATER-RELATED DISEASES.

LIKE KANSI, THIS WOMAN

GREW UP COLLECTING WATER

FOR HER FAMILY'S SURVIVAL,

AND OFTEN GOT SICK.

NOW SHE IS WITH THE

CHRISTIAN ORGANIZATION

"WORLD VISION, VISION," TRYING TO

IMPROVE WATER CONDITIONS

IN ONE OF THE POOREST

COUNTIES IN KENYA.

I'M SO PASSIONATE TO

IMPROVE THE SITUATION HERE

BECAUSE IT IS AN

EXPERIENCE I WENT THROUGH.

I USED TO WALK 50

KILOMETRES TO GET WATER AS

EARLY AS FIVE YEARS OLD.

George: SINCE 2008,

"WORLD VISION" HAS DRILLED

WELLS AND INSTALLED

HUNDREDS OF MILES OF

PIPELINES TO TRANSPORT

WATER TO TENS OF THOUSANDS

OF FAMILIES ACROSS THIS

DESERT REGION.

WHEN WE CAME HERE IT

WAS 18%.

BUT CURRENTLY THEIR ACCESS

TO CLEAN WATER HAS

IMPROVED TO 62%.

WHICH IS A BIG IMPROVEMENT

TO THIS COMMUNITY.

George: SOON KANSI'S

VILLAGE WILL HAVE ACCESS

TO CLEAN WATER FOR THE

FIRST TIME.

THIS IS A BIG DAY FOR

THEM.

George: "WORLD

VISION" IS INSTALLING A

NEW SOLAR-POWERED WELL

THAT WILL BRING WATER TO

COUNTLESS FAMILIES.

WE ARE ALSO

TRANSFORMING THE LIVES OF

MANY, MANY CHILDREN,

BECAUSE MANY OF THEM WILL

BE ABLE TO GO TO SCHOOL

NOW.

George: FATUMA HAS

EXPERIENCED THE

TRANSFORMATION THAT COMES

FROM HAVING ACCESS TO

CLEAN WATER.

SHE USED TO SPEND FOUR

HOURS A DAY WALKING FOR

WATER, UNTIL "WORLD

VISION" DRILLED A WELL IN

HER COMMUNITY.

NOW A TRIP TO THE TAP

TAKES ONLY A FEW MINUTES.

THE REST OF HER

George: IMAGINE

CARRYING FIVE GALLONS OF

WATER EVERY DAY.

AND HERE IN AFRICA, A

WOMAN TRAVELS ABOUT

15 MILES ON AVERAGE EVERY

DAY.

AID GROUPS LIKE "WORLD

VISION" AND OTHERS ARE

WORKING TIRELESSLY TO

BRING CLEAN, SAFE DRINKING

WATER MUCH CLOSER TO THE

PEOPLE WHO NEED IT, IN THE

HOPES THAT ULTIMATELY THAT

ACCESS WILL MEAN

EDUCATION, INCOME, AND

HEALTH, ESPECIALLY FOR

WOMEN AND CHILDREN HERE IN

AFRICA AND AROUND THE

WORLD.

GEORGE THOMAS, CBN NEWS,

REPORTING FROM KALIFI

COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN

KENYA.

Wendy: GEORGE, WE HAD

NO IDEA HOW STRONG YOU

ARE.

> IN HONDURAS, A CBN

WATER SYSTEM SAVED TWO

WOMEN FROM HAVING TO WALK

DOWN A SNAKE-INFESTED PATH

FOUR TIMES A DAY.

Reporter: JASINTA AND

HER TWO DAUGHTERS LIVE IN

THIS JUNGLE COMMUNITY ON

TOP OF A MOUNTAIN IN

HONDURAS.

SEVEN DAYS A WEEK, TWICE A

DAY, SHE AND HER OLDER

DAUGHTER, CAROL, MADE

THEIR WAY DOWN THIS STEEP

SLOPE TO COLLECT WATER

FROM THIS STAGNANT POND.

ONE DAY SHE FELL.

MY MOM HURT HER BACK.

I RAN AND TRIED TO HELP

HER, BUT SHE COULDN'T

STAND UP FOR A LONG TIME.

Reporter: WHILE HER

BACK HEALED, SHE SENT HER

DAUGHTER TO COLLECT WATER.

CAROL NOW MADE FOUR TRIPS

A DAY INSTEAD OF TWO.

SHE DIDN'T MIND THE EXTRA

WORK.

SHE WAS AFRAID OF SNAKES.

LIKE THIS POISONOUS SNAKE

ON THE ROAD NEAR HER

HOUSE.

I AM ALWAYS AFRAID THAT

A SNAKE WILL COME OUT AND

BITE ME.

MAMA TOLD ME THAT MY

GRANDPA DIED WHEN A SNAKE

BIT HIM.

Reporter: JASINTA

WORKS ON COFFEE

PLANTATIONS, HARVESTING.

HER GREATEST CHALLENGE WAS

FINDING CLEAN WATER.

WHAT THEY COLLECT HAS

ALWAYS BEEN DIRTY AND FULL

OF BACTERIA.

SOMETIMES WHEN I DRANK

THE WATER, I GOT SICK AND

THROUGH UP.

THREW UP.

I DIDN'T LIKE TO DRINK IT.

ONE DAY MY LITTLE SISTER

GOT SICK.

EVERY TIME MY GIRLS GOT

SICK, I HAD TO BORROW

MONEY TO TAKE THEM DOWN

THE MOUNTAIN TO THE

DOCTOR.

Reporter: SO

"OPERATION BLESSING"

OFFERED TO HELP.

WORKING WITH THE

COMMUNITY, WE UNCOVERED AN

UNDERGROUND SOURCE OF

WATER.

WE PURIFIED IT AND PUMPED

IT INTO A 10,000 GALLON

TANK.

NOW THERE IS FRESH WATER

FOR EVERYONE IN THE

COMMUNITY, INCLUDING CAROL

AND HER FAMILY.

WHEN I SAW THE WATER, I

THOUGHT, WE WILL NEVER GO

BACK AND CARRY WATER FROM

THE POND AGAIN.

THANKS, "OPERATION

BLESSING," FOR BRINGING US

CLEAN WATER.

Wendy: WHEN YOU GIVE

TO CBN, THAT'S JUST ONE OF

THE THINGS YOU DO.

YOU PROVIDE CLEAN DRINKING

WATER TO THOSE WHO DON'T

HAVE IT.

AND WHAT CAN YOU DO

WITHOUT WATER?

IT'S A LIFE FORCE.

WE WANT YOU TO HAVE AN

OPPORTUNITY RIGHT NOW TO

JOIN CBN.

IT IS JUST 65 CENTS A DAY,

$20 A MONTH, IS ALL IT

TAKES TO BECOME A CBN

PARTNER.

WHEN YOU DO THAT, WE HAVE

A SPECIAL GIFT FOR YOU.

IT IS PAT'S NEW TEACHING

CALLED "MIRACLES."

IF YOU NEED A MIRACLE OR

YOU KNOW SOMEBODY WHO

DOES, YOU HAVE GOT TO SEE

THIS.

THE STORIES ON HERE WILL

BLOW YOUR MIND AND THEY

WILL MAKE YOU A BELIEVER

IN MIRACLES.

THIS IS A GIFT TO YOU WHEN

YOU CALL THE NUMBER ON

YOUR SCREEN

1-800-700-7000.

OR YOU CAN GO TO cbn.com

AND IT IS ANOTHER GREAT

WAY TO GIVE.

> UP NEXT, THEY WERE

GETTING READY FOR A FAMILY

BIKE RIDE.

INSTEAD OF, THEY TOOK A

TRIP TO THE E.R.

I CALLED 9-1-1 RIGHT

AWAY.

I DIDN'T KNOW IF I WAS

GOING TO GET MY WIFE BACK

OR IF SHE PASSED AWAY.

Wendy: SEE HOW THIS

MOM AND HER UNBORN BABY

SURVIVED A BRAIN ANEURYSM.

IT'S AN AMAZING STORY,

WHEN WE COME BACK.

Wendy: FROM THE TIME

ANNA WAS 16, SHE SUFFERED

FROM TERRIBLE HEADACHES.

SOMETIMES THEY CAME AS

FREQUENTLY AS THREE

EPISODES A WEEK.

SHE THOUGHT THEY WERE

MIGRAINES, UNTIL LAST

SEPTEMBER, WHEN SHE WAS IN

HER SECOND TRIMESTER, AND

A BLOOD VESSEL BURST IN

HER BRAIN.

I COULD SEE IMMEDIATELY

THAT SOMETHING WASN'T

RIGHT.

Reporter: NATE WEAVER

AND HIS WIFE, ANNA, WERE

GETTING READY TO GO FOR A

BIKE RIDE ONE SATURDAY

MORNING, WHEN SHE GOT WHAT

THEY THOUGHT WAS ANOTHER

MIGRAINE.

SHE HAD HAD HEADACHES

QUITE A BIT IN THE PAST.

AND SO I GOT HER SOME

TYLENOL AND THOUGHT WE

WOULD MANAGE THE HEADACHE.

Reporter: ANNA

STARTED THROWING UP AND

HAVING STOMACH PAINS.

NOW NATE FELT A WAVE OF

PANIC.

ANNA WAS 26 WEEKS

PREGNANT.

MOMENTS LATER SHE

COLLAPSED.

I CALLED 9-1-1 RIGHT

AWAY, AND EXPLAINED WHAT

WAS GOING ON.

THEY ASKED ME TO HAVE HER

LIFT BOTH HER ARMS UP

ABOVE HER HEAD.

ONE ARM LIFTED UP, BUT NOT

THE OTHER.

Reporter: NATE COULD

LOSE HIS WIFE AND HIS

BABY.

I DIDN'T KNOW IF I WAS

GOING TO GET MY WIFE BACK,

OR IF SHE WOULD PASS AWAY.

Reporter: NATE

IMMEDIATELY SENT OUT A

CALL TO PRAYER.

I WANTED TO GET THE

WORD OUT THERE.

I KNEW IT WAS SERIOUS AND

THAT IT WAS AN ANEURYSM.

I KNEW THE MORE PEOPLE WE

HAD INTERCEDING ON OUR

BEHALF, THE BETTER OFF WE

WOULD BE.

Reporter: THE

NEUROSURGEON SAID TO SAVE

BOTH MOTHER AND BABY, ANNA

WOULD NEED A DANGEROUS

SURGERY.

OF ALL PEOPLE WHO MAKE

IT TO THE HOSPITAL AND

SURVIVE THE ENTIRE

EPISODE, ABOUT 70% HAVE

SOME SORT OF NEUROLOGIC

IMPAIRMENT FOLLOWING THE

BRAIN HEMORRHAGE.

Reporter: THE SURGERY

WAS SUCCESSFUL.

BUT A FEW DAYS LATER, ANNA

DEVELOPED A CONSTRICTING

OF THE BLOOD VESSELS,

WHICH REDUCED BLOOD FLOW

IN HER BRAIN.

THE PRESSURE IN HER BRAIN

WAS RISING.

CONTROLLING HER BASO

SPASM, WHEN IT WAS QUITE

SEVERE, WITHOUT CAUSING

UNDO RISK TO THE BABY, WAS

CERTAINLY A CHALLENGE.

AND SHE WAS AT RISK OF

HAVING STROKES FROM THE

BASO SPASM.

Reporter: DOCTORS

INSERTED A DRAIN TO

RELIEVE THE PRESSURE AND

TREAT THE BASO SPASM.

MEANWHILE, AS FAMILY AND

FRIENDS CONTINUED TO PRAY,

NATE SAYS GOD GAVE HIM AN

ENCOURAGEMENT.

I CAME HOME AND GOT THE

MAIL.

AND THERE WAS A PIECE OF

MAIL WITH A BABY'S HAND

GRASPING AT THE DADDY'S

HAND, AND THAT'S EXACTLY

HOW I FELT THROUGH THE

ENTIRE EVENT.

THERE IS A BIBLE VERSE ON

IT ABOUT NOT FEARING, AND

GOD HAS IT TAKEN CARE OF.

GOD JUST SAID, HEY, I'M

HERE WITH YOU.

Reporter: THE BASO

SPASM SUBSIDED AFTER A

WEEK, BUT HER BRAIN

PRESSURE BECAME CRITICAL.

NORMALLY THE PRESSURE

IS BETWEEN A 10 AND A 15,

AND THEY SAID THAT HAS

BEEN ELEVATED BETWEEN A 16

AND A 20 FOR A NUMBER OF

HOURS.

I SPENT TIME IN PRAYER,

PRAYING IN THE NAME OF

JESUS, THE NAME THAT IS

ABOVE EVERY OTHER NAME OUT

THERE.

I'M JUST PRAYING THAT GOD

WOULD HEAL MY WIFE FULLY

AND COMPLETELY.

AND I SAID, IF YOU'RE

GOING TO HEAL HER

COMPLETELY, I WANT TO SEE

A NUMBER 12 ON THAT

SCREEN.

Reporter: SECONDS

LATER --

IT DROPPED DOWN TO A

12, LONG ENOUGH FOR ME TO

TAKE A PICTURE ON MY

PHONE, AND THEN IT WENT

BACK UP TO BETWEEN 16 AND

18.

WORDS CAN'T DESCRIBE THE

FEELING I HAD AFTER THAT.

JUST KNOWING THAT THE

CREATOR OF THE UNIVERSE,

THAT LITERALLY HOLDS THE

MATTER OF THE UNIVERSE

TOGETHER, THIS HUGE,

POWERFUL GOD, WAS RIGHT

THERE IN THAT ROOM WITH

ME.

Reporter: OVER THE

NEXT FEW DAYS, ANNA'S

BRAIN PRESSURE STABILIZED,

AND SHE WAS RELEASED FROM

THE HOSPITAL WITHIN A

WEEK.

THEN ON DECEMBER 30th,

JUST 13 WEEKS LATER, ANNA

DELIVERED HUDSON, A

HEALTHY BABY BOY.

HE CAME OUT IN DECEMBER

AT 10 POUNDS, TWO OUNCES.

HE WAS JUST A BIG BOY THIS

WHOLE TIME.

AND I THINK THAT'S GOD'S

WAY OF SAYING, I'VE GOT

THIS.

DURING THE ACTUAL BRAIN

SURGERY, THEY WERE

MONITORING HUDSON.

AT ONE POINT THEY THOUGHT

THEY LOST HIS HEARTBEAT,

SO THEY RUSHED IN AN

ULTRASOUND MACHINE.

THEY FOUND THE REASON THEY

COULDN'T HEAR HIS

HEARTBEAT IS BECAUSE IT

WAS PERFECTLY IN SYNC WITH

MEAN.

I THINK THAT IS SO COOL.

Reporter: NATE AND

ANNA ARE SO GRATEFUL FOR

THE LIFE THEY HAVE.

THEY KNOW THAT GOD HAS

BEEN WITH THEM THROUGH THE

JOURNEY, AND THAT ANNA'S

SURVIVAL, AND HUDSON'S,

ARE A DIRECT RESULT OF THE

POWER OF PRAYER.

FOR HER AND THE BABY TO

APPEAR THAT NOTHING HAS

HAPPENED AT ALL IS PRETTY

MIRACULOUS.

PRAYER TRULY DOES WORK.

I DON'T DOUBT THAT AT ALL.

EVERYONE'S PRAYERS HAD A

DIRECT IMPACT ON HOW I

TURNED OUT AND HOW

COMPLETELY HEALED I AM.

JUST KNOWING THAT HE HEARS

AND HE IS LISTENING AND HE

IS ALWAYS RIGHT BY US IS

SO COMFORTING.

Wendy: WELL, IT

WASN'T COMFORTING FOR NATE

WHEN HIS WIFE ANNA WAS

GOING THROUGH THAT.

BUT HE DID THREE THINGS I

WANT TO REMIND YOU OF:

FIRST OF ALL, HE PRAYED.

AND HE GOT OTHER PEOPLE TO

PRAY.

SECOND OF ALL, HE HELD ON

TO THE FATHER'S HAND.

HE WAS HELPLESS.

HE KNEW THAT ONLY GOD

COULD DO THIS.

AND HE CLUNG TO THE NAME

OF JESUS.

THE NAME THAT IS ABOVE ALL

OTHER NAMES.

THE BIBLE SAYS THE NAME OF

JESUS IS A STRONG TOWER.

AND IF WE RUN INTO IT, WE

WILL BE SAVED.

LISTEN, GOD STILL DOES

MIRACLES TODAY.

I KNOW MANY OF YOU ARE IN

SIMILAR SITUATIONS AND

YOU'RE SAYING, I NEED A

MIRACLE.

I HAVE GOOD NEWS: GOD IS

STILL IN THE MIRACLE

BUSINESS.

JUST CALL ON THE NAME OF

JESUS.

DO WHAT ANNA'S HUSBAND

DID.

HE DIDN'T GIVE UP.

HE HAD FAITH.

GOD SPOKE TO HIM WHEN HE

WAS IN THAT HOSPITAL ROOM,

AND HE EVEN GAVE HIM THAT

NUMBER 12.

AND HE HAD THE FAITH TO

BELIEVE, GOD IS GOING TO

HEAL MY WIFE.

RIGHT NOW IF YOU NEED A

MIRACLE, I WANT TO PRAY

WITH YOU.

LET'S CALL ON THE NAME OF

JESUS, THE NAME THAT IS

ABOVE NAMES.

JESUS IS OUR HEALER.

HE IS THE GREAT PHYSICIAN.

AND HE DOES MIRACLES

TODAY.

MANY OF YOU NEED A MIRACLE

RIGHT NOW, OR IT'S GAME

OVER.

WELL, I'VE GOT GOOD NEWS:

GOD IS VISITING YOU RIGHT

NOW.

CALL ON THE NAME OF JESUS.

LORD, WE JUST THANK YOU

RIGHT NOW THAT YOUR NAME

IS A STRONG TOWER.

WE WILL RUN INTO IT AND BE

SAFE.

LORD, RIGHT NOW YOU ARE

TOUCHING PEOPLE WITH

CHRONIC DISEASES.

YOU'RE HEALING PEOPLE WITH

CHRONIC KIDNEY PROBLEMS.

YOU'RE HEALING OTHER

PEOPLE WITH ANEURYSMS.

YOU'RE TOUCHING PEOPLE

RIGHT NOW THAT HAVE

SERIOUS THYROID

CONDITIONS.

LORD, YOU ARE TOUCHING

PEOPLE RIGHT NOW THAT JUST

NEED TO FEEL -- THEY NEED

FAITH TO BELIEVE FOR THEIR

MIRACLE, AND YOU ARE

GIVING IT TO THEM RIGHT

NOW, GOD.

WE THANK YOU TODAY, LORD,

THAT MIRACLES ARE

HAPPENING.

MIRACLES ARE HAPPENING

RIGHT NOW IN YOUR LIFE.

JUST REACH OUT AND TOUCH

THE NAME OF JESUS.

THE NAMES OF JESUS IS A

STRONG TOWER, AND YOU WILL

RECEIVE IT.

> WE WANT TO HEAR YOUR

PRAISE REPORTS.

THE NUMBER ON YOUR SCREEN,

1-800-700-7000.

WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM

YOU.

> STILL AHEAD, HE IS THE

MAN BEHIND THE PASSION

CONFERENCES AND ONE OF THE

LARGEST CHURCHES IN

AMERICA.

LOUIE GIGLIO JOINS US LIVE

AND SHARES HOW WE CAN

DEFEAT THE GIANTS IN OUR

LIVES.

Efrem: WELCOME BACK

TO WASHINGTON FOR THIS CBN

NEWSBREAK.

FOUR SUICIDE BOMBERS FROM

THE RADICAL ISLAMIC GRUBE

BOKO HARAM HAVE KILLED 19

PEOPLE IN A SERIES OF

ATTACKS IN ONE CITY IN

NORTHEAST NIGERIA.

THE BORNO STATE POLICE

COMMISSIONER SAID 23 OTHER

PEOPLE WERE WOUNDED IN THE

ATTACKS ON TUESDAY NIGHT.

ONE OF THE SUICIDE BOMBERS

WAS A TEENAGED FEMALE.

THEY HAVE INCREASINGLY

BEEN USING GIRLS AND YOUNG

WOMEN TO CARRY OUT ATTACKS

ON MARKET PLACES, CHECK

POINTS, AND OTHER TARGETS.

SOME YOUNG WOMEN WHO

ESCAPED SAY GIRLS ARE

DRUGGED AND FORCED INTO

SUICIDE MISSIONS.

> THE CHURCH OF ING ENGLAND

IS REJECTING THE IDEA OF

CHANGING GENDERS IS A SIN.

CHRISTOPHER NU LAND, A

REVEREND WITH THE CHURCH

OF ENGLAND SAID, "WE

BELIEVE THAT TRANS PEOPLE

ARE CHERISHED AND LOVED BY

GOD, AND HAS CREATED THEM

THROUGH ALL OF THE TWISTS

AND TURNS OF THEIR LIVES."

A GAY EVANGELICAL WRITER

WITHIN THE CHURCH STATED

THE THERAPY COULD BE

QUOTE, HARMFUL AND

DANGEROUS, AND SHE ADDED

"PEOPLE CAN NEVER CHANGE

THEIR, QUOTE, "INNATE

DESIRE."

YOU CAN ALWAYS GET THE

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WENDY WILL BE BACK WITH

MORE OF "THE 700 CLUB"

RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Wendy: WELL, IT IS

ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS

STORIES IN THE BIBLE, A

MERE BOY STEPS INTO A

BATTLE AND TAKES OUT THE

MIGHTY GIANT GOLIATH.

THOUSANDS OF YEARS LATER,

PEOPLE STILL DESCRIBE

THEMSELVES AS DAVIDS WHEN

FACING A GREAT CHALLENGE.

BUT AS PASTOR LOUIE GIGLIO

EXPLAINS, THERE IS A TWIST

TO THIS CLASSIC STORY.

Reporter: LOUIE

GIGLIO IS THE PASTOR OF

"PASSION CITY" CHURCH IN

ATLANTA, GEORGIA.

AND HE IS THE PASTOR OF

CONFERENCES, WHERE COLLEGE

KIDS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

MEET FOR MORE THAN JUST

MUSIC.

THIS YEAR PEOPLE FROM ALL

50 STATES PACKED THE

GEORGIA DOME TO PLAY FOR A

SPIRITUAL AWAKENING FOR

THIS GENERATION.

LOUIE USES THIS GIFT TO

CONNECT PEOPLE WITH THE

MESSAGE OF HIS GOSPEL.

IN HIS BOOK, "GOLIATH MUST

FALL," HE HAS A NEW TWIST

ON THE STORY OF DAVID AND

GOLIATH.

Wendy: LOUIE GIGLIO

IS HERE WITH US NOW.

AND WE WELCOME YOU BACK TO

"THE 700 CLUB."

IT IS SO GOOD TO BE

BACK.

Wendy: BUT IT IS MY

FIRST TIME MEETING YOU, SO

IT FEELS LIKE THE FIRST

TIME.

> YOU SAY THAT WE'RE NOT

DAVID IN THIS STORY, THAT

THIS IS THE TWIST THAT YOU

PUT ON IT.

WHO ARE WE, IF WE'RE NOT

DAVID?

THE INTERESTING PART OF

THIS STORY IS MOST OF US

WHO GROW UP IN CHURCH --

I'M A CHURCH KID, BIBLE

CLUB AND SUMMER CAMP, IT

WAS THE SHEPHERD BOY TAKES

DOWN GOLIATH, AND SO YOU

CAN TAKE DOWN ALL OF THE

GOLIATHS IN YOUR LIFE.

SO THE PERCEPTION IS I'M

DAVID.

WE WOULD TAKE THE STONES,

AND WE WOULD CONCENTRATE

THEM AT THE ALTER, AND WE

WOULD BE ON FIRE.

I CAN TAKE DOWN ALL OF THE

GIANTS IN MY LIFE.

BUT THE STORY OF THE

GOSPEL IS IT IS NOT US, IT

IS CHRIST IN US.

YOU HAVE TO ASK, WHERE IS

JESUS IN THIS STORY?

WHERE IS SALVATION IN THIS

STORY?

THE SALVATION ISN'T, IF I

JUST ARMOR UP, I CAN TAKE

DOWN ALL OF THESE GIANTS

IN MY LIFE.

NO.

THE HOPE OF THE GOSPEL AND

THE STORY OF DAVID GOLIATH

IS THAT JESUS IS DAVID IN

THE STORY OF DAVID AND

GOLIATH.

JESUS IS THE GIANT-SLAYER

IN OUR LIVES.

HE HAS TAKEN DOWN EVERY

GIANT WE'RE GOING TO FACE

AT ANY POINT IN OUR LIFE.

Wendy: IT TAKES A LOT

OF PRESSURE OFF WHEN YOU

READ IT LIKE THAT AND SEE

IT SO DIFFERENTLY.

THERE IS A SECOND TWIST

ABOUT THE GIANT.

WHAT IS THAT?

THE THING IS, THE GIANT

IS ALREADY DEAD.

JESUS HAS TAKEN THE STING

OF SIN AWAY.

HE HAS TAKEN THE POWER,

DECEIVING POWER OF THE

DARKNESS -- HE HAS

DESTROYED THAT AND BROUGHT

TRUTH AND VICTORY TO OUR

LIFE.

WE TALK ABOUT IN THIS BOOK

THAT OUR GIANTS ARE DEAD,

AND YET THEY'RE STILL

DEADLY.

IT SOUNDS LIKE AN OX OX OX SEE OX SEE

OXIMORON.

THE GIANT IS STILL LOOKING

AROUND FOR PEOPLE TO

DEVOUR.

HE IS DEFEATED, BUT HE

STILL CAN BRING DAMAGE TO

OUR LIFE.

Wendy: AND THERE IS A

THIRD TWIST TO THIS

STORY --

THE THIRD TWIST IS

GOD'S FREEDOM AND OUR

GLORY IS INTERWOVEN.

WE WANT GOD TO BLESS ME

AND CHANGE ME, BUT IT IS

GOD'S GLORY THAT IS AT

STAKE.

WHEN THAT SHEPHERD BOY

STEPPED INTO THAT VALLEY

TO FIGHT GOLIATH, IT

WASN'T BECAUSE HE WAS

AFRAID, BUT IT WAS BECAUSE

HE WAS DEFAMING THE GOD

THAT HE LOVED.

HE SAID, I'M COMING AT YOU

IN THE NAME OF THE LORD,

OF THE ARMIES OF ISRAEL,

IN THE NAME OF THE LORD

YOU HAVE DEFIED.

SO WE HAVE TO HAVE BOTH A

DESIRE TO BE FREE, BUT

ALSO A DESIRE FOR GOD TO

GET GLORY.

WHEN WE GET FREE, GOD GETS

GLORY.

AND THAT'S THE PURPOSE OF

OUR LIFE, TO BRING GLORY

TO LIFE.

Wendy: AND IT WASN'T

A DEATH WISH WHEN HE WENT

INTO BATTLE.

HE THOUGHT HE WAS GOING TO

WIN.

NO.

DAVID, HE DIDN'T CARE.

HE WAS JUST, LIKE, GOD IS

WITH ME AND GOD IS GOING

TO STOP YOU.

AND HE WAS CONFIDENT.

HE SAID, THIS VERY DAY,

GOD IS GOING TO DELIVER

YOU INTO MY HANDS.

AND THIS IS THE END OF THE

STORY, AND THE WHOLE WORLD

WILL KNOW THERE IS A GOD

IN ISRAEL.

IF SOMEBODY IS BATTLING

ADDICTION, ANGER, FEAR --

THE END OF THE STORY ISN'T

OH, HE GOT FREE FROM

ADDICTION, OH, SHE GOT

FREE FROM ANXIETY -- THE

END OF THE STORY IS

EVERYONE KNOWS GOD IS

ALIVE AND POWERFUL.

Wendy: YOU MENTIONED

FEAR AND ANGER, AND LET'S

TALK ABOUT ADDICTION.

HOW DO PEOPLE OVERCOME

THIS HUGE GIANT?

I THINK AT THE ROOT OF

ADDICTION -- AND THERE

ISN'T A ONE-SIZE-FITS-ALL,

AND THIS BOOK INTO A

BAND-AID FOR PEOPLE

STRUGGLING WITH A LITTLE

SIMPLE ONE-SIZE-FITS-ALL

SOLUTION.

ADDICTION IS A MIGHTY

PROBLEM.

BUT AT THE ROOT OF

ADDICTION -- AND IT'S NOT

THE SAME FOR EVERYBODY --

IS A SENSE OF

VULNERABILITY.

I'M UNCOMFORTABLE IN THAT

PLACE, SO I NEED SOMETHING

TO MASK THE SENSE THAT I

FEEL PAIN OR I FEEL LOSS

OR I FEEL SOMETHING IN MY

HEART THAT I WANT TO TRY

TO PROTECT.

IN DAVID'S STORY, HE WENT

OUT TO FIGHT, AND PAUL

SAID, YOU'RE TOO LITTLE.

YOU HAVE TO PUT MY ARMOR

ON.

AND HE TRIED TO MASK WHAT

LOOKED LIKE A

VULNERABILITY.

BUT GOD WANTED TO USE THE

VULNERABILITY TO SHOW HIS

POWER.

SO I THINK THE FIRST STEP

IN ADDICTION IS ADMITTING

WHAT IT IS THAT WE FEEL.

ADMITTING WHAT IT IS THAT

WE'RE STRUGGLING WITH,

SAYING IT OUT LOUD.

NAMING IT FOR WHAT IT IS.

AND IT IS USUALLY NOT A

PERSON OR A PROBLEM.

IT IS AN INADEQUACY THAT I

FEEL INSIDE MY OWN HEART,

AND NEED FOR APPROVAL IN

MY OWN LIFE.

Wendy: LOUIE, AT ONE

POINT YOU HAD TO CONQUER

YOUR OWN GIANT.

YOU HAD A BREAKDOWN.

WHAT HAPPENED?

YEAH, IN 2008, I FELL

INTO A HOLE.

I DIDN'T LEAVE THE HOUSE

MOST DAYS.

I HAD A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN

IS WHAT THEY CALLED IT IN

THE OLD DAYS.

PEOPLE SAY THEY HAVE A

PANIC ATTACK OR AN ANXIETY

DISORDER.

BUT I JUST HAD A

BREAKDOWN.

MY WHOLE NERVOUS SYSTEM,

FROM A LOT OF PRESSURE

OVER TIME, SOMETHING JUST

SNAPPED.

WHEN IT DID --

Wendy: AND YOU WERE

ABLE TO PINPOINT THE

CAUSE --

LATER I WAS ABLE TO

DISCOVER THAT I THINK

CONTROL AND THE NEED FOR

APPROVAL WERE TWO OF THE

BIG FACTORS IN THAT YEAR.

WE PLANTED A CHURCH THAT

YEAR IN 2008.

AND, I'M TELLING YOU,

THAT'S NOT AN EASY THING

TO DO ON A LOT OF

DIFFERENT LEVELS.

BUT IF YOU WANT TO CONTROL

THE OUT COMES, EVEN IN A

GOOD WAY, YOU'RE GOING TO

BREAK.

AND IF YOU WANT TO BE

APPLAUDED FOR EVERY

DECISION YOU MAKE, YOU'RE

GOING TO BREAK AT SOME

POINT.

Wendy: ESPECIALLY

THOSE OF US WHO WORK ON

STAGE OR TELEVISION OR IN

THE PULPIT, WE WANT

PERFECTION.

AND IT CAN KILL YOU.

THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE

BREAKS LIKE I DID, ARE

YOUR "A" TYPES, PEOPLE WHO

WANT EVERY INCOME TO BE

EXACTLY, PRECISELY THE WAY

THEY SEE IT IN THEIR MIND.

WE'RE IN CONTROL OF VERY

LITTLE ON PLANET EARTH.

I'M IN CONTROL OF MY

ATTITUDE TODAY, AND THAT'S

ABOUT IT.

WE'VE GOT TO R RELING RELINQUISH

CONTROL TO GOD.

Wendy: HOW DID YOU

OVERCOME?

IT WAS GOD AND HELP

FROM DOCTORS.

A LOT OF PEOPLE IN OUR

CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY SAY

YOU DON'T NEED DOCTORS.

IF YOU GET WHERE I GOT,

YOU NEED DOCTORS TO HELP

YOU.

IT WAS AN AMAZING WIFE WHO

STAYED BESIDE ME AND

DIDN'T GIVE UP WHEN I WAS

IN DISPAIR FOR MONTH AFTER

MONTH AFTER MONTH.

AND THEN THERE WAS A BREAK

POINT, IN THE MIDDLE OF

THE NIGHT, 2 a.m., WHEN

GOD GAVE ME A LITTLE SONG

IN THE MIDDLE OF THE

NIGHT.

AT THE LOWEST POINT IN MY

LIFE ON EARTH, HE BEGAN TO

LEAD ME OUT OF DARKNESS

AND INTO THE LIGHT AGAIN.

Wendy: IN YOUR BOOK,

IN THE FIRST COUPLE OF

CHAPTERS, YOU TALK ABOUT

WORSHIP, BEING THE THING

THAT CAN TURN THE TIDE.

WE LET THE ENEMY PLAY

THE BACKGROUND MUSIC IN

OUR LIVES INSTEAD OF

CHANGING THE NARRATIVE BY

PUTTING WORSHIP IN OUR

MOUTH.

WORRY AND WORSHIP CANNOT

BE IN OUR MOUTHS AT THE

SAME TIME.

SO EITHER WORSHIP IS GOING

TO BE IN OUR MOUTH, OR

WORRY IS GOING TO BE IN

OUR MOUTH.

WE HAVE THE CHOICE TO

CHANGE THE NARRATIVE BY

LIFTING A SONG OF PRAISE.

Wendy: I LOVE THAT

THIS IS A COMMAND.

IF YOU WANT TO WIN THE

BATTLE AGAINST YOUR

GIANTS, YOU NEED TO GET

LOUIE'S BOOK.

IT IS AVAILABLE IN STORES

NATIONWIDE.

LOUIE GIGLIO, THANK YOU SO

MUCH.

THANK YOU, WENDY, FOR

HAVING ME.

Wendy: COMING UP, IT

IS SURF'S UP WITH AN

INSTRUCTOR WHO IS

SPREADING THE GOSPEL.

WE'RE PUTTING OUR FAITH

IN ACTION, AND DEPENDING

ON GOD TO KEEP US SAFE.

Wendy: WE'LL HIT THE

WAVES, ME, TOO, RIGHT

AFTER THIS.

Wendy: AND WELCOME

BACK TO "THE 700 CLUB."

50 YEARS AGO THE BEACH

BOYS SANG "CATCH A WAVE,

AND YOU'LL BE SITTING ON

TOP OF THE WORLD."

TODAY SURFING IS AS

POPULAR AS EVER.

I TRAVELLED TO THE WHITE

SANDY BEACHES OF

PENSACOLA, FLORIDA, TO

LEARN TO RIDE THE WAVES.

AS I DISCOVERED, THIS WAS

NO ORDINARY SURF CAMP.

DID YOU KNOW THAT

SURFING IS IN THE BIBLE?

IN THE BOOK OF ACTS, WHEN

PAUL WAS SHIP WRECKED, IT

SAID THEY RODE TO SHORE ON

PLANKS.

Wendy: BEN MARTIN

DISCOVERED SURFING AS A

YOUNG BOY.

AS ONE POINT HE ALMOST

WENT PRO, BUT DIDN'T MAKE

THE CUT.

WITH HIS DREAM GONE, BEN

DROPPED OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL

AND FELL INTO DRUGS AND

CRIME.

ONE NIGHT, WHILE HIGH ON

OXYCONTIN AND ALCOHOL, HE

FLIPPED HIS CAR SEVERAL

TIMES ON THE INTERSTATE.

THAT'S WHEN HE HEARD GOD

SPEAK.

HE SAID, YOU'VE BEEN

ASKING ME TO HELP YOU, AND

I AM.

BUT IT'S GOING TO BE HARD,

BUT I WILL SEE YOU

THROUGH.

I WANT YOU TO GO PACK TO

THE SCENE OBACK TOTHE SCENE OF THE CRIME.

Wendy: HE DID GO BACK

TO THE ACCIDENT SCENE, WAS

ARRESTED, AND ENDED UP

SPENDING THREE MONTHS IN

JAIL.

I WAS ON SO MUCH

OXYCONTIN, THAT YOU DIE

COMING OFF THE

WITHDRAWALS.

I WAS LITERALLY LIKE A

FISH FLOPPING ON THE

STORE, AND HE CAME INTO

THAT JAIL CELL.

HE SHOWED UP AT MY WORST

MOMENT, AND HE SAYS, I

DON'T CONDEMN YOU.

NOW GO AND SIN NO MORE.

THAT POWER, THAT GIFT OF

NO CONDEMNATION, GAVE ME

THE POWER TO OVERCOME.

AND I'M TELLING YOU, HE

CHANGED ME IN THAT JAIL

CELL.

Wendy: AFTER THAT

NIGHT, BEN NEVER LOOKED

BACK AND FELT GOD URGING

HIM TO USE HIS TALENTS TO

TEACH OTHERS THE JOY OF

SURFING.

AND HE JUST GAVE ME

REALLY A SIMPLE FORMULA,

ALMOST THE ABCs OF

SURFING.

AND WITH THAT AND HIS

ANOINTING AND HIS GRACE,

I'VE BEEN ABLE TO TEACH

JUST ABOUT ANYONE HOW TO

SURF.

YOU KNOW, THE BEST SURFER

IIS THE ONE HAVING THE MOST

FUN.

Wendy: THESE SURFERS

HAVE COME FROM ALL OVER

THE COUNTRY HERE TO

PENSACOLA, AND ALTHOUGH

THEY LOVE THE GREAT WAVES,

WHAT THEY REALLY LIKE IS

THE SPIRITUAL COMPONENT.

WE DIDN'T REALIZE IT

WAS A CHRISTIAN

ORGANIZATION OR COMPANY,

AND SO WHEN HE PRAYED

BEFORE WE STARTED --

FATHER, I PRAY THAT THE

JELLYFISH WOULD DISAPPEAR

IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

-- WE WERE, LIKE, ARE

YOU KIDDING?

THIS IS AWESOME.

IT WAS, LIKE, WE WANT TO

LIVE HERE WITH HIM NOW AND

SURF.

Wendy: JESUS AND

SURFING DO GO TOGETHER.

ABSOLUTELY.

Wendy: WHAT IS IT

LIKE TO SURF AS AN ADULT?

WELL, WHEN YOU ACTUALLY

GET UP, IT'S JUST -- I

DON'T KNOW.

IT'S LIKE WHEN YOU'RE A

KID AND YOU'RE RIDING A

BIKE FOR THE FIRST TIME.

YOU ACTUALLY STAND UP AND

YOU'RE JUST -- I DON'T

KNOW, THE WIND BLOWING IN

YOUR HAIR.

Wendy: IT IS A GREAT

FEELING.

A GREAT FEELING, YEAH.

BEN HAS ALWAYS HELPED

US AND ENCOURAGED US TO GO

TO GOD.

AND HE USES THE SURFING TO

HELP WITH UNDERSTANDING

CHRIST.

HE BAPTIZED US BACK IN

MAY.

HE SHOWS US THE WAY, ALONG

WITH OUR PARENTS.

Wendy: I JUST SAW YOU

CATCH A PRETTY COOL WAVE.

HOW DID IT FEEL?

IT WAS REALLY

ENJOYABLE.

THEY TIE A LOT IN WITH THE

BIBLE, LIKE THE LEASH THAT

YOU USE BEING ATTACHED TO

THE BOARD IS LIKE YOUR

LIFELINE.

Wendy: WHAT DO YOU

LOVE ABOUT SURF CAMP?

I LOVE THAT I CAN STILL

SURF AT MY AGE.

AND TO BE ABLE TO DO IT

WITH MY SON IS EVEN MORE

EXCITING.

Wendy: IF YOU THOUGHT

YOU COULD NEVER SURF,

THAT'S WHAT I THOUGHT,

AND, GUESS WHAT?

I WAS WRONG.

*

Wendy: BEN SAYS

ADULTS HAVE MORE FEARS

ABOUT SURFING THAN KIDS.

WE HAVE TO OVERCOME ALL

OF THE FEARS OF WHY THEY

CAN'T.

FEAR IS SOMETHING THAT THE

WORLD TAUGHT US.

SO WHEN YOU BREAKTHROUGH

THAT, WHEN YOU PUSH

THROUGH AND SEE THAT, WOW,

YOU REALLY CAN, IT REALLY

DOES CHANGE THINGS.

IT'S LIKE, WHERE DID WE

LEARN WE COULDN'T?

Wendy: AND HE LIKES

TO EASE FEARS ABOUT WHAT

IS UNDER THE WATER.

THAT'S WHY I

INCORPORATE PRAYER.

I BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF

PRAYER.

AND GOD HAS DEFINITELY

KEPT ME SAFE.

AND WE GET SHARKS A LOT IN

THE WATER.

WE'RE PUTTING OUR FAITH IN

ACTION WHEN WE ENTER INTO

THE GULF.

AND WE'RE DEPENDING ON GOD

TO KEEP US SAFE.

WE'RE NOT ON THE SHARK'S

MENU.

Wendy: FOR BEN,

SURFING IS NOT ONLY A

PASSION, BUT A WAY TO

REACH PEOPLE THAT MAY

NEVER ENTER A CHURCH WITH

THE LOVE OF JESUS.

I REALLY DO FEEL LIKE

I'M SERVING THE LORD WHEN

I'M SURFING BECAUSE IT IS

A TALENT HE GAVE ME.

I'M GLORIFYING HIM WITH

THAT.

IT HAS OPENED DOORS FOR ME

TO SHARE THE GRACE THAT HE

HAS SHARED UPON ME.

Wendy: WENDY

GRIFFITH, CBN NEWS,

PENSACOLA, FLORIDA.

OH, MAN, I WISH I WAS OUT

THERE SURFING RIGHT NOW.

BEN AND SHERRY, THANK YOU

FOR TEACHING ME TO SURF

AND FOR ALL OF YOUR LOVE

AND SUPPORT.

YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE

ABOUT THE INNER LIFE SURF

CAMP BY GOING TO

cbnnews.com.

> WELL, THAN THANK YOU SO

MUCH FOR WATCHING THIS

EDITION OF "THE 700 CLUB."

WE HOPE YOU HAVE A

WONDERFUL DAY.

REMEMBER, PAT WILL BE BACK

TOMORROW WITH HIS

INTERVIEW WITH PRESIDENT

TRUMP.

AND WE LEAVE YOU WITH AN

INSPIRATIONAL SONG,

COURTESY OF BETHEL MUSIC.

HERE IS "EVER BE."

*

* YOUR LOVE

* LIKE A VOW THAT IS

TESTED *

* AND YOUR LOVE IS

ENDURING *

* THROUGH THE WIND OR

RAIN *

* AND BEYOND

* FAITHFUL YOU HAVE BEEN

* AND FAITHFUL YOU WILL

BE *

*

* AND IT'S WHY I SING YOUR

PRAISES *

* EVER BE ON MY LIPS

* YOUR PRAISE WILL EVER BE

ON MY LIPS *

* YOUR PRAYS WILL EVER BE

ON MY LIPS *

* YOUR PRAISE WILL EVER BE

ON MY LIPS *

*

*

*

YOU'RE CLOTHING ME IN

WHITE *

* BRINGING BEAUTY FROM

ASHES *

* FOR YOU WILL HAVE YOUR

BRIDE *

* FREE OF ALL GUILT

AND RID OF ALL THE SHAME *

* AND IT'S WHY I SING YOUR

PRAISE *

* YOUR PRAISE WILL EVER

BEEN ON MY LIPS *

* YOUR PRAISE WILL EVER BE

ON MY LIPS *

* EVER BEEN ON MY LIPS

*

YOUR PRAISE WILL EVER BE

ON MY LIPS *

* YOU WILL BE PRAISED

* YOU WILL BE PRAISED

*

* YOU WILL BE PRAISED

* YOU WILL BE PRAISED

*

*

YOU WILL BE PRAISED *

* YOU WILL BE PRAISED

* YOU WILL BE PRAISED

*

* YOU WILL BE PRAISED

*

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