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The 700 Club - August 23, 2017

They say old habits are hard to break, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Learn how to retrain your brain. Plus, how victims of Isis are getting a brand new start. Read Transcript


THEY SAY AN OLD HABIT

IS HARD TO BREAK, BUT IT

DOESN'T HAVE TO BE THAT

WAY.

NO MATTER HOW MANY

TIMES YOU FAILED IN THE

PAST, YOU REALLY CAN DO

THIS.

LEARN HOW TO STOP AND

GO AND RETRAIN YOUR BRAIN

ALONG THE WAY.

WHAT YOU REALLY NEED TO

DO IS TURN THAT INTO A

POSITIVE GOAL.

HOW VICTIMS OF ISIS ARE

GETTING A BRAND NEW START.

I WANT TO SHOW GOD'S

LOVE AND BE AN EXAMPLE TO

PEOPLE.

ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB."

*

Pat: WELL, WELCOME,

FOLKS, TO THIS EDITION OF

"THE 700 CLUB."

THE PRESIDENT WAS IN FRONT

OF THE CROWD AND THE

CAMERAS IN PHOENIX LAST

NIGHT, BUT BEHIND THE

SCENES IN WASHINGTON,

MEMBERS OF THE WHITE HOUSE

TEAM AND TOP REPUBLICANS

IN CONGRESS ARE WORKING ON

THE PRESIDENT'S TOP

PRIORITY: TO STRENGTHEN

THE ECONOMY BY CUTTING

TAXES.

REMARKABLE.

DURING TRUMP'S SPEECH

IN PHOENIX, THE PRESIDENT

ALSO SPOKE ABOUT HIS

CAMPAIGN PROMISES ON

ISSUES SUCH AS IMMIGRATION

AND BRINGING UNITY TO

AMERICA.

GEORGE THOMAS HAS THIS

STORY.

George: PRESIDENT

TRUMP OPENED HIS

CAMPAIGN-STYLE RALLY IN

PHOENIX WITH A CALL FOR

UNITY, FOLLOWING THE

DEADLY PROTEST IN

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA.

President Trump: WHAT

HAPPENED IN

CHARLOTTESVILLE STRIKES AT

THE CORE OF AMERICA.

AND TONIGHT THIS ENTIRE

ARENA STANDS UNITED IN

FORCEFUL CONDEMNATION OF

THE THUGS WHO PERPETRATE

HATRED AND VIOLENCE.

George: HE FALTED THE

MEDIA FOR MISREPRESENTING

HIS RESPONSE TO THE

PROTEST.

President Trump: THEY

DON'T REPORT THE FACTS,

JUST LIKE THEY DON'T WANT

TO REPORT THAT I SPOKE OUT

FORCEFULLY AGAINST HATRED,

BIGOTRY, AND VIOLENCE, AND

STRONGLY CONDEMNED THE

NEONAZIS, THE WHITE

SUPREMACISTS, AND THE

K.K.K.

George: AND THE

PRESIDENT TOUCHED ON SOME

OF HIS MOS CAMPAIGN PROMISES.

INCLUDING BUILDING A WALL.

President Trump: WE

HAVE TO CLOSE DOWN OUR

GOVERNMENT.

WE'RE BUILDING THAT WALL.

George: BACK IN

WASHINGTON, AS CONGRESS

PREPARES TO RESUME WORK

AND LESS THAN TO WEEKS,

THE PRESIDENT IS HOPING

THIS PARTY CAN COME

TOGETHER AND DELIVER ON

HIS KEY PRIORITY: A TAX

REFORM BILL.

ACCORDING TO POLTICO,

SOME OF THE PRESIDENTS TOP

AIDES HAVE FOUGHT

CONSENSUS ON THE BASIC

OUTLINE OF A TAX PLAN.

IT WILL BE UP TO CONGRESS

TO TURN IT INTO A BILL,

BUT THE WHITE HOUSE IS

REPORTEDLY FOCUSED ON

GETTING A TAX MEASURE

PASSED THIS YEAR,

ESPECIALLY AFTER THE

SENATE FAILED TO REPEAL

AND REPLACE OBAMACARE.

> THE ATLANTA FEDERAL

RESERVE IS CURRENTLY

ESTIMATING THE ECONOMY

WILL GROW AT 3 .8% IN THE

THIRD QUARTER, WELL AHEAD

OF OF THE 1.9% IN THE

FIRST HALF OF THE YEAR,

AND FAR BETTER THUNDER

PRESIDENT OBAMA'S FINAL

YEAR IN OFFICE, JUST 1.6%.

STILL, THE PRESSURE IS ON

FOR THIS WHITE HOUSE AND

REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS TO

DELIVER A BIG WIN BEFORE

NEXT YEAR'S ELECTIONS, AND

THEY'RE HOPING A TAX BILL

WILL BE THAT BIG

LEGISLATIVE VICTORY.

GEORGE THOMAS, CBN NEWS.

Pat: THANKS, GEORGE.

> DESPITE WHAT YOU READ

IN THE "NEW YORK TIMES" OR

THE "WASHINGTON POST" OR

LISTEN TO CNN, THE PEOPLE

ARE GETTING TOGETHER IN

WASHINGTON TO GET THIS TAX

CUT THROUGH.

AND IT'S SO IMPORTANT FOR

OUR ECONOMY, AND SO

IMPORTANT FOR AMERICA.

WITH US RIGHT NOW FROM

WASHINGTON IS STEVEN

MOORE, AN ECONOMIST WITH

"FREED WORK," ANOM WORK," AND HE IS

AN ADVISOR TO THE TRUMP

CAMPAIGN.

WELCOME BACK.

THE FOLKS WORKING

TOGETHER, THEY'VE GOT A

FRAMEWORK OF A PLAN RIGHT

NOW?

YOU'VE GOT IT, PAT.

AND LET ME STEP BACK A

MINUTE BECAUSE THAT REPORT

WE JUST HEARD WAS SO

IMPORTANT.

3.8% GROWTH, PAT, IN THE

THIRD QUARTER.

WE'RE A LITTLE OVER HALF

WAY THROUGH THE THIRD

QUARTER, BUT 3.8% -- IF

BARACK OBAMA EVER HAD 3.8%

GROWTH, HE WOULD HAVE DONE

CARTWHEELS DOWN

PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE.

THIS IS AN INCREDIBLE

NUMBER, ESPECIALLY GIVEN

THAT THE ECONOMY WAS ONLY

GROWING AT 1.5% IN BARACK

OBAMA'S LAST YEAR IN

OFFICE.

WHAT I'M SAYING, PAT, IS

THAT THE ECONOMY HAS

RAMPED UP BIG TIME.

IT HAS SHIFT NOOD SHIFTED INTO A

FASTER GEAR BECAUSE OF

DONALD TRUMP'S POLICIES.

WE ALWAYS TALKED ABOUT TWO

THINGS TO IMPROVE THE

ECONOMY: GET TAX RATES

DOWN AND GET REGULATIONS

OFF OF THE BACK OF

BUSINESS.

THE SECOND HALF OF THAT HE

IS DOING BIG TIME RIGHT

NOW, PAT.

THERE WAS A NEW STUDY THAT

CAME OUT BY MY FRIENDS AT

THE COMPETITIVE ENTERPRISE

INSTITUTE THAT FINDS THAT

THE NUMBER OF NEW

REGULATIONS HAS COME TO A

SCREECHING HALT.

THOSE REGULATIONS IMPEDE

BUSINESS, THEY IMPEDE

HIGHER WAGES FOR WORKERS,

AND SO THIS IS A BIG DEAL.

FOR EVERY NEW REGULATION

UNDER DONALD TRUMP, 16

REGULATIONS HAVE BEEN

REPEALED.

THIS IS A PRO-GROWTH

PRESIDENT.

BUT YOU ASKED THE RIGHT

QUESTION: HOW ARE THE

REPUBLICANS GOING TO GET

THIS TAX CUT DONE?

BECAUSE I THINK THAT IS

THE MISSING PIECE OF THE

EQUATION RIGHT NOW.

Pat: STEVE, LET'S

LOOK AT SOME OF THE

ELEMENTS OF THAT.

AS I UNDERSTAND IT,

THEY'RE REALLY GOING TO

STICK IT TO THESE HIGH-TAX

STATES.

IF THEY TAKE AWAY THE

DEDUCTION FOR STATE TAXES,

THAT IS GOING TO BE A BODY

BLOW TO CALIFORNIA AND NEW

YORK AND THESE HIGH-TAX

STATES.

THE DEMOCRATS' STRONGHOLD

ARE GOING TO SCREAM LIKE

WOUNDED EAGLES ON THAT

ONE.

WELL, CHUCK SCHUMER IS

NOT A HAPPY CAMPER RIGHT

NOW FROM NEW YORK, THAT'S

FOR SURE.

THIS IS THE MOST UNFAIR

TAX DEDUCTION AND TAX CODE

BECAUSE THERE ARE NINE

STATES RIGHT NOW, PAT,

THAT HAVE NO INCOME TAX AT

ALL, STATES LIKE TENNESSEE

AND TEXAS AND FLORIDA AND

NEW HAMPSHIRE AND NEVADA,

AND I COULD NAME ALL OF

THEM.

THEY DON'T GET THE

WRITE-OFF FOR THEIR TAXES.

BUT THE HIGH-TAX STATES,

LIKE NEW YORK AND

CALIFORNIA, MY HOME STATE

OF ILLINOIS, AND

CONNECTICUT AND NEW NEW

JERSEY, THEY GET THESE BIG

WRITEOFFS.

I WAS IN CALIFORNIA -- ONE

OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL

PLACES ON THIS PLANET IS

CALIFORNIA, AND IT IS

AMAZING HOW LIBERALS HAVE

DESTROYED THAT STATE.

CALIFORNIA, THEIR HIGHEST

INCOME RATE IS -- TAKE A

GUESS.

Pat: 15%.

13.5%.

SO YOU CAN LIVE IN

CALIFORNIA AND PAY 13.5%

OR YOU CAN MOVE TO

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, AND

PAY ZERO.

IF YOU WANT TO SEE THE

EFFECT OF LOWER TAXES,

LOOK AT THE MIGRATION THAT

IS HAPPENING IN THIS

COUNTRY.

OUT OF THOSE HIGH-TAX

STATES, LIKE CALIFORNIA

AND NEW YORK AND NEW

JERSEY, TO THE STATES LIKE

FLORIDA.

I WAS IN FLORIDA A COUPLE

OF WEEKS AGO, AND ALL I

SAW WAS PEOPLE WITH

CALIFORNIA LICENSE PLATES.

Pat: THERE IS ANOTHER

ONE THEY TALK ABOUT

PUTTING ON THE TABLE,

WHICH IS A DARLING OF THE

HOUSING LOBBY, IF THEY

TAKE AWAY THE DEDUCTION

FOR MORTGAGE INTEREST.

HOW IS THAT GOING TO WORK?

WELL, LET ME EXPLAIN

THAT BECAUSE THE WAY THAT

WE DEVISED THIS PLAN, AND

I THINK WHAT THEY'LL COME

UP WITH WILL BE VERY

SIMILAR TO WHAT WE CAME UP

WITH DURING THE CAMPAIGN,

WHICH IS, IF YOU HAVE LESS

THAN, SAY, A MILLION

DOLLARS OF INCOME, YOU

STILL GET YOUR HOUSING

DEDUCTION.

BUT WHY SHOULD YOU BE ABLE

TO DEDUCT THE VALUE OF

YOUR HOME IF YOU BUY AN

$8 MILLION CASTLE.

THE IDEA IS TO ENCOURAGE

HOME OWNERSHIP.

WE SHOULDN'T BE

SUBSIDIZING THESE MASSIVE

HOUSES FOR VERY WEALTHY

PEOPLE.

THE IDEA HERE, JUST SO

YOUR VIEWERS UNDERSTAND,

PAT, IS A VERY SIMPLE

CONCEPT THAT REAGAN DID:

GET RID OF ALL OF THE

LOOPHOLES AND AS MANY OF

THE WRITEOFFS AS YOU

POSSIBLY CAN, BUT THEN CUT

THE TAX RATES FOR

EVERYBODY.

BY GETTING RID OF THE

LOOPHOLES, YOU MAKE THE

TAX SYSTEM MUCH FAIRER.

YOU CAN GET -- IN THE TAX

CODE RIGHT NOW, YOU WOULD

BE SO SURPRISED OF THE

ABSURDITY OF SOME OF THESE

DEDUCTIONS.

IT IS AN 80,000-PAGE TAX

CODE.

CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT, PAT?

80,000 PAGES OF

REGULATIONS AND LOOPHOLES.

YOU CAN GET WRITEOFFS FOR

WINDMILLS, BULL SPERM --

ALL OF THESE THINGS.

GET RID OF IT AND MAKE IT

SIMPLE.

I LOVE THE IDEA, PAT, OF

THE POSTCARD TAX RETURN.

WHERE YOU CAN LITERALLY

FILL OUT YOUR TAXES IN 10

MINUTES.

Pat: IT HAS GOT TO GO

THROUGH CONGRESS.

SO WHAT'S THE DEAL?

I HAD ON THIS PROGRAM THE

CHAIRMAN OF THE HOUSE WAYS

AND MEANS COMMITTEE, AND

HE IS A TERRIFIC GUY --

TERRIFIC GUY.

Pat: -- AND HIS PLAN

IS SO SIMPLE.

WILL THE REPUBLICANS IN

THE SENATE GO ALONG WITH

THIS THING, DO YOU THINK?

THEY BETTER.

I HAVE KIND OF HESITATED

TO MAKE ANYMORE

PREDICTIONS.

BECAUSE I ALMOST

GUARANTEED YOU THAT THE

REPUBLICANS WERE GOING TO

GET OBAMACARE DONE, AND

I'M ALMOST EMBARRASSED BY

THAT PREDICTION.

IF THEY GET THROUGH WITH A

REPUBLICAN HOUSE, A

REPUBLICAN SENATE, AND I

HEARD YOU LAST NIGHT

TALKING ABOUT TWO-THIRDS

OF THE GOVERNORS ARE NOW

REPUBLICAN -- IF THE

REPUBLICANS CAN'T GET THIS

DONE, SHAME ON THEM.

SHAME ON THEM.

BUT YOU RUN INTO THE SAME

PROBLEM WE RAN INTO ON

HEALTH CARE, PAT.

THERE ARE ONLY 52

REPUBLICANS IN THE SENATE.

ONLY 52.

AND THE DEMOCRATS ARE IN A

RESISTANCE MODE.

THEY ARE AGAINST ANYTHING

THAT TRUMP IS FOR.

I'VE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING

QUITE LIKE IT, THE FIERCE

PARTISANSHIP OF DEMOCRATS.

EVEN THINGS THAT ARE GOOD

FOR THE COUNTRY, AND

DEMOCRATS WILL NOT VOTE

FOR IT IF DONALD TRUMP IS

FOR IT.

DONALD TRUMP CALLED OUT

JOHN McCAIN IN HIS

SPEECH LAST NIGHT IN

ARIZONA, AND SAID GET YOUR

ARIZONA SENATOR TO VOTE

FOR THIS PROGRAM SO WE CAN

GET IT THROUGH.

Pat: WHAT IS THE

AFFECT THIS IS GOING TO

DO -- LET'S ASSUME WE

LOWER THE RATE FOR

EVERYBODY.

IF THE G.E.P. IS ALREADY

3.8%, WHAT'S THE NUMBER?

ARE WE TALKING ABOUT 7%

GROWTH?

IT'S FUNNY YOU SHOULD

ASK THAT.

I WAS LOOKING BACK AT SOME

OF THE GROWTH RATES WE HAD

DURING RONALD REAGAN WHEN

HE DID HIS TAX CUTS -- I

JUST HAVE TO TELL YOU, I

SPOKE AT THE REAGAN RANCH

OUT IN SANTA BARBARA, PAT,

AND THAT'S WHEN RONALD

REAGAN SIGNED HIS HISTORIC

1981 TAX CUT, IN AUGUST OF

1981.

IN ANY CASE, WHAT WE SAW

IN THE AFTERMATH OF THAT

TAX CULT CUT, WE HAD QUARTERS

OF GROWTH OF 7% AND 8%.

COULD WE DO IT AGAIN

TODAY?

THAT MIGHT BE A LITTLE

SHOOTING FOR THE MOON, BUT

I THINK WE CAN GET 3% TO

4% TO 5% GROWTH, AND

THAT'S GOING TO FEEL A LOT

BETTER FOR AMERICANS,

COMPARED TO THE 1% TO 2%

WE HAD UNDER OBAMA.

YOU DO THE TAX RELIEF, AND

THE PRO-AMERICA PLANS, I

DO THINK WE CAN GET 3% TO

4% GROWTH FOR A SUSTAINED

PERIOD OF TIME.

THEN THE DEBT IS GOING TO

COME DOWN, AND WE'LL HAVE

MORE JOBS, AND HIGHER

WAGES.

IT IS BETTER FOR EVERYONE.

I'M SO DISGUSTED -- I HAVE

TO SAY I'M TRULY DISGUSTED

WITH THE NATIONAL MEDIA

TODAY, THAT IT ISN'T

COVERING THE STORY ABOUT

THE POTENTIAL, NUMBER ONE,

WHAT IS HAPPENING WITH THE

ECONOMY, HOW IT HAS GOTTEN

BETTER, AND SECOND OF ALL,

HOW THIS TAX CUT COULD

REALLY IMPROVE THE LIVES

OF AMERICANS.

WE HAVE AN INCREDIBLY

UNCOMPETITIVE TAX SYSTEM

RIGHT NOW.

WE HAVE THE HIGHEST TAX

RATES IN THE WORLD ON OUR

BUSINESSES.

WE SEE WEEK AFTER WEEK

AMERICAN BUSINESSES MOVING

TO IRELAND OR CANADA OR

CHINA OR MEXICO.

LET'S BRING THEM BACK SO

THEY'RE CREATING JOBS IN

MICHIGAN, OHIO, AND

PENNSYLVANIA, AND NOT IN

BEIJING AND MEXICO CITY.

Pat: THE DEMOCRATS

ARE GOING TO DEMOGOGUE

THIS.

THEY'LL SAY THESE ARE

QUOTE, "TAX CUTS FOR THE

RICH."

IT'S A LIE.

IT IS A TAX CULT FOR CUT FOR

EVERYBODY.

AND EVERYBODY IS GOING TO

BENEFIT.

IT'S A QUESTION OF

INTESTINAL FORTITUDE.

DO THE REPUBLICANS HAVE

IT?

WHAT IS IT?

MITCHELL McCONNELL IS A

PRETTY SHARP GUY.

CAN'T HE DRIVE THAT THING

THROUGH?

HE HAS GOT TO.

THERE IS NO ROOM FOR

FAILURE HERE.

I URGE EVERYONE WATCHING

THIS SHOW, PUT SOME

PRESSURE ON YOUR UNITED

NATIONS SENATOR AND YOUR

YESCONGRESSMAN TO GET THIS

THING DONE.

IT WORKED FOR REAGAN.

AND IT WORKED FOR A

DEMOCRAT, JOHN F. KENNEDY,

WHO ALSO PROMOTED A TAX

CUT AND CREATED A GREAT

PROSPERITY IN THIS

COUNTRY.

THE PEOPLE WHO ARE HURTING

THE MOST IN THIS COUNTRY

TODAY ARE THE PEOPLE ON

THE BOTTOM OF THE LADDER,

WHO DON'T HAVE THE

ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES,

DON'T HAVE THE

AVAILABILITY OF THE

GOOD-PAYING JOBS.

WE WILL GET THOSE JOBS

BACK IN AMERICA.

I WAS ON THE CAMPAIGN

TRAIL THIS LAST YEAR, AND

I WENT TO AREAS IN THE

MIDWEST, THE KIND OF RUST

BELT STATES, AND IN PLACES

LIKE WEST VIRGINIA, AND I

SAW PLACES THAT HAVE HAD

NO RECOVERY, PAT.

IT WAS REALLY A DEPRESSING

THING TO SEE.

THE LIBERALS ACT AS IF

EVERYTHING WAS SO

WONDERFUL UNDER OBAMA.

NO.

THERE ARE WHOLE AREAS OF

THE COUNTRY THAT DID NOT

FEEL ANY KIND OF RECOVERY.

TRUMP IS SO DEDICATED TO

BRINGING JOBS BACK TO

THOSE AREAS, TO THOSE KIND

OF MIDDLE CLASS, BLUE

COLLAR WORKERS WHO'S

FACTORIES WERE CLOSED,

WHO'S COAL MINES WERE

CLOSED.

THE BEST WAY TO INCREASE

THE REVENUE IS GET PEOPLE

A JOB SO MORE TAXES ARE

COMING THROUGH.

Pat: HE HAS A LOCK ON

ABOUT FIVE NEW SUPREME

COURT APPOINTEES.

HE WILL CHANGE THE COURT

AND CHANGE THE DIRECTION

OF THIS COUNTRY, AND

THAT'S WHY THE LIBERALS

HATE WHAT IS BEING DONE.

THEY SEE DOWN THE ROAD IF

THEY LET HIM HAVE ANY

SUCCESS HERE, HE WILL COME

BACK, AND THE REPUBLICANS

WILL HAVE A LOCK ON IT.

BUT THE REPUBLICANS SHOULD

HAVE SENSE ENOUGH TO

REALIZE THAT THEY CAN WIN

THIS THING BIG TIME IF

THEY JUST GO FOR IT.

STEVE, I'M WITH YOU.

THANK YOU, BUDDY, FOR

BEING HERE.

GOD BLESS YOU.

THANKS, PAT.

HAVE A GREAT WEEK.

Wendy: FASCINATING.

DID IT REALLY HAPPEN UNDER

JOHN F. KENNEDY?

Pat: HE PUT THROUGH A

BIG TAX CUT, ABSOLUTELY.

YOU'VE GOT TO DO IT.

YOU'VE GOT TO DO IT.

> ALL RIGHT, WHAT'S

HAPPENING NEXT.

Wendy: UP NEXT, WE'VE

GOT YOUR E-MAIL.

ONE VIEWER ASKS: "CAN A

PERSON CLAIM HEALING FOR

SOMEONE ELSE?"

YOUR QUESTIONS AND HONEST

ANSWERS ARE COMING UP.

Wendy: IT IS TIME FOR

YOUR E-MAIL QUESTIONS.

THIS VIEWER WRITES IN,

"CAN A PERSON CLAIM

HEALING FOR SOMEONE ELSE.

I CLAIMED HEALING FOR A

PERSON CLOSE TO ME.

I'VE HAD EXTREME PEACE IN

MY HEART SINCE YOUR WORD

OF KNOWLEDGE FOR THIS

PERSON'S CONDITION.

PLEASE RESPOND."

Pat: OF COURSE YOU

CAN PRAY FOR SOMEONE ELSE

AND CLAIM HEALING FOR

SOMEONE ELSE, ABSOLUTELY.

PEOPLE ARE PRAYING FOR

THEIR CHILDREN ALL OF THE

TIME, THEY'RE PRAYING FOR

THROUGH SPOUSE AND PRAYING

FOR THEIR NEIGHBORS AND

FRIENDS.

Wendy: AND YOU'VE

BEEN BENEFITING FROM A LOT

OF PRAYER AS WELL.

Pat: HAVE I EVER.

Wendy: GIVE US A

QUICK UPDATE ON YOUR

HEALING FROM THE HORSE

ACCIDENT.

Pat: THE WORST

ACCIDENT IN MY ENTIRE

LIFE, AND I'M UP AND

AROUND AND WALKING AND

GOING STRONG.

IT IS AMAZING.

IN A MATTER OF A FEW DAYS.

Wendy: THE RIBS ARE

HEALING NICELY?

Pat: I DON'T KNOW

ABOUT MY RIBS, BUT THEY

DON'T HURT.

I HAVE ONE OF THOSE

MACHINES THAT YOU BLOW

INTO -- YOU BREATHE

INTO -- AND IT IS SETTING

NEW RECORDS FOR ME.

SO I'M GOOD.

Wendy: KEEP PRAYING

FOR PAT.

> WANING SAYWAYNE SAYS, "I BEGAN

HAVING SEX BY THE AGE OF

10, AND WAS DATING BY THE

AGE OF 15, AND MARRIED BY

THE AGE OF 18.

I'VE BEEN DIVORCED THREE

TIMES.

MY CURRENT WIFE AND I HAVE

A WONDERFUL, GODLY

MARRIAGE.

MY QUESTION IS, DOES GOD

FORGIVE ME FOR ALL OF THE

MESS-UPS AND MARRIAGES IN

MY PAST?

I'VE ASKED HIM TO FORGIVE

ME."

Pat: YOU'VE GOT ONE

OF THE MOST FOULED UP

LIVES.

AT 10 YEARS OLD YOU'RE

HAVING SEX.

Wendy: AND DATING AT

15 AND MARRIED BY 18.

Pat: I CAN UNDERSTAND

THE DATING AT 15.

IN ANY EVENT, THE ANSWER

IS, OF COURSE GOD CAN GIVE

YOU.

GOD FORGIVES ALL SINS

AMONG THE SONS OF MAN.

GOD IS A FORGIVING GOD.

GOD DOESN'T WANT TO

CONDEMN YOU.

WHAT HE WANTS TO DO IS TO

SEE YOU IN HIS SERVICE, TO

BE A USEFUL MEMBER OF THE

COMMUNITY YOU LIVE IN.

AND WHAT DOES THE BIBLE

SAY, HAVING A CONSCIENCE

CLEANSED OF GOOD WORKS

THAT YOU MIGHT SERVE THE

LIVING GOD.

Wendy: TERRY SAYS,

"IN REFERENCE TO PSALM

103, WHERE IT SAYS, HE

FORGIVES ALL OF OUR SINS

AND HEALS ALL OF OUR

DISEASES, DOES IT REFER TO

ACTUAL HEALING OF OUR

BODIES AND MINDS OR IS IT

REFERRING TO SOMETHING

ELSE BECAUSE NOT EVERYONE

GETS THIS.

PLEASE CLARIFY."

Pat: HE DOES HEAL ALL

OF OUR DISEASES.

IF YOU LOOK AT ISAIAH 53,

HE IS TALKING ABOUT THE

ATONEMENT, AND BY HIS

STRIPES WE ARE HEALED.

THE HEALING HAS TO DO WITH

THE PHYSICAL.

HE BORE UPON HIMSELF OUR

SICKNESSES AND OUR

INFIRMITIES AND OUR

DISEASES.

THE ANSWER IS, HE DOES

HEAL IT, BUT IT DOESN'T

NECESSARILY MEAN HE HEALS

EVERY BODY.

WHEN YOU COME TO HIM,

HE'LL DO IT.

HE FORGIVES OUR SINS.

DOES HE FORGIVE ALL OF

SIN?

NO, HE DOESN'T FORGIVE ALL

SIN BECAUSE ALL PEOPLE

DON'T ASK HIM.

SO THE ANSWER IS, THAT IS

FOR EVERYBODY AND I THINK

YOU OUGHT TO TAKE IT.

Wendy: AMEN.

JOE SAYS, "WORK ROUTINELY

SCHEDULES ME DURING EVERY

SUNDAY AND MID-WEEK

SERVICE.

WHAT SHOULD I DO ABOUT

THATHAT?"

Pat: MAKE AN

ACCOMMODATION WITH YOUR

EMPLOYER.

YOU SAY, I'VE GOT TO SERVE

THE LORD, AND YOU'RE NOT

ALLOWING ME TO DO IT.

I THINK THE TIME MAY COME

THAT YOU HAVE A PARTING.

TALK TO THE PERSON WHO

HIRED YOU.

TALK TO YOUR EMPLOYER AND

TELL HIM YOUR PROBLEMS AND

SEE IF HE OR SHE WON'T

AGREE WITH YOU.

IF THEY DO, YOU WON

SOMETHING.

IF NOT, IT IS TIME TO LOOK

FOR ANOTHER JOB.

Wendy: DOES HE HAVE

ANY LEGAL RIGHTS,

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AT ALL?

Pat: I THINK THE IDEA

OF AN ACCOMMODATION FOR A

RELIGIOUS ACTIVITY IS

PRETTY MUCH BUILT INTO OUR

LAW THESE DAYS.

Wendy: CATHY SAYS, "I

HAVE BEEN A CHRISTIAN FOR

MANY YEARS.

WHAT IF I TRUST MY GOD

WITH MY SOUL BUT NOT WITH

MY LIFE?

HOW CAN I BELIEVE THAT GOD

WANTS GOOD FOR ME WHEN

ALMOST NOTHING BUT BAD

HAPPENS TO ME?"

Pat: I THINK IT IS

YOUR MIND.

YOU'RE ASKING FOR STUFF.

A MAN SHALL EAT GOOD BY

THE FRUIT OF HIS LIPS.

WITH THAT STATEMENT, YOU

JUST MADE A DECLARATION

THAT YOU'VE GOT NOTHING

BUT BAD COMING YOUR WAY.

YOU SAY, THIS IS THE DAY

THE LORD HAS MADE AND I

WILL REJOICE AND BE GLAD

ON IT.

GOD IS ON THE THRONE.

BLESS HIS HOLY NAME.

AND WHAT IS THE IRONIC

BLESSING?

MAY THE LORD BLESS YOU AND

KEEP YOU -- SPEAK THOSE

THINGS AND SPEAK

POSITIVELY AND THINK THAT

WAY.

YOU'RE BRINGING CURSES ON

YOURSELF.

ONE LAST QUESTION.

Wendy: JOY SAYS,

"WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO KEEP

COALS ON YOUR ENEMY'S

HEAD?"

Pat: IN THE OLD DAYS,

IF YOU'RE FIRE WENT OUT,

YOU KNOW -- IT DOESN'T

MEAN TO BURN YOUR BRAINS

OUT.

[LAUGHTER]

Pat: IF YOUR FIRE

WENT OUT, THEN THEY

CARRIED THE COALS ON THEIR

HEAD TO START THE NEW

FIRE.

SO IT WAS AN

EMBARRASSMENT.

SO THAT'S WHAT IT AMOUNTS

TO.

Wendy: I NEVER KNEW

THAT.

Pat: WELL, THAT'S

WHAT IT MEANT.

IT MEANT YOU SCREWED UP,

YOU LET YOUR FIRE GO OUT

AND SOMEBODY HAS TO PUT

COAL ON THEIR HEAD.

IT'S NOT BURN YOUR BRAINS

OUT.

Wendy: I PICTURED MY

GRANDPARENTS BACK IN WEST

VIRGINIA, IN THE BASEMENT

THEY HAD A BIG

COAL-BURNING FURNACE, AND

WE LAID A HUGE AMOUNT OF

COAL IN THE BOTTOM --

Pat: WE HAD THE SAME

THING AT MY HOUSE.

WE HAD ONE OF THOSE DEALS

THAT WAS -- IN THE OLD

DAYS, WE HAD A SHOVEL AND

WE SHOVELED THE COAL IN.

Wendy: YEAH, THAT'S

HOW THEY DID IT.

Pat: AND AT NIGHT YOU

HAD TO BANK THE EMBERS.

BUT IF THE FIRE GOES OUT,

OUT -- THE COALS OF FIRE

ON YOUR HEAD MEANS YOU HAD

LET YOUR COALS GO OUT, NOT

BURN OF HIS HEAD WITH THE

FIRE.

THANK YOU FOR THOSE

QUESTIONS.

GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU.

WE APPRECIATE HEARING FROM

YOU.

Wendy: SOME GREAT,

HONEST ANSWERS.

I HAVE TO SAY, PAT, I

DON'T KNOW ANYBODY WHO CAN

GET THROWN FROM A HORSE,

BREAK SEVEN RIBS, HAVE A

RUPTURED SPLEEN AND A

BROKEN THUMB AND BE BACK

AT WORK IN A WEEK.

WE ARE JUST THANKING GOD.

Pat: I THINK IT IS

IMPORTANT TO BE HERE.

I HOPE I CAN BE A BLESSING

TO PEOPLE IN THIS

AUDIENCE.

Wendy: WE WILL BE

PRAYING FOR YOU.

YOU LOOK AMAZING.

> UP NEXT, THE SCIENCE

BEHIND BAD HABITS AND HOW

TO BREAK THEM.

THE THING ABOUT HABITS

IS WE DO ALMOST ALL OF

THEM MINDLESSLY.

SO YOU CAN'T MAKE A CHANGE

IN IT UNTIL YOU MAKE THAT

MINDFUL.

Wendy: LEARN MORE

WHEN OUR "PROTECT YOUR

BRAIN" SERIES CONTINUES

RIGHT AFTER THIS.

*

Wendy: WELL, OUR

BRAINS WANT TO BE

EFFICIENT.

BECAUSE OF THAT WE ARE

ABLE TO DO SO MANY THINGS

WITHOUT EVEN THINKING, AND

THAT'S A GOOD THING.

BUT IT CAN ALSO BE A BAD

THING.

IT IS GOOD IF OUT OF THAT

HABIT YOU LOOK BEFORE WAYS

BEFORE CROSSING A STREET.

IT IS BAD IF OUT OF THAT

HABIT YOU DEVOUR A BOWL OF

ICE CREAM WHEN YOU'RE

STRESSED.

HOW DO WE KEEP THE GOOD

HABITS AND DITCH THE BAD

ONES?

GORDON ROBERTSON EXPLAINS

IN PART THREE OF OUR

SERIOUS "PROTECT YOUR

BRAIN."

*

Gordon: WE ALL HAVE

THEM, IN FACT, IT WOULD BE

ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO GET

THROUGH A DAY WITHOUT

THEM.

SOME OF THEM KEEP US SAFE

AND MAKE THINGS EASY.

OTHERS ARE SO DANGEROUS

THEY COULD COST US OUR

LIVES.

WHAT ARE THESE POWERFUL

AGENTS THAT SEEM TO RULE

OVER US?

THEY'RE HABITS, AND THE

GOOD NEWS IS YOU CAN

CHANGE THEM.

ONE OF THE THINGS YOU

NEED TO KNOW IS NO MATTER

HOW MANY TIMES YOU'VE

FAILED IN THE PAST, YOU

REALLY CAN DO THIS.

BECAUSE CHANCES ARE YOU'VE

DONE IT IN A WAY WHERE YOU

FOUGHT AGAINST WHAT YOU'RE

BRAIN IS TRYING TO DO

RATHER THAN WORKING WITH

IT.

Gordon: STUDYING THE

BRAIN'S INNER WORKING AND

ITS AMAZING ABILITIES IS

WHAT MARK MARKMAN DOES

EVERY DAY.

IN HIS BOOK, HE SHARES

TOOLS TO LEVERAGE THE WAY WAY

OUR BRAINS WORK.

HABITS REALLY ARE

MEMORIES.

IF I SAID TO EVERYBODY,

HEY, REMEMBER A BIRTHDAY

PARTY YOU ATTENDED, YOU

REMEMBER A BIRTHDAY PARTY

YOU ATTENDED.

IT DOESN'T TAKE A LOT OF

WORK.

AND THE SAME THING

HAPPENS, NOW I'M IN MY

KITCHEN, AND MY BRAIN

SAYS, OH, IT MUST BE TIME

FOR YOU TO EAT THESE

COOKIES BECAUSE THAT'S

WHAT YOU DO AT THIS TIME

OF DAY.

Gordon: THIS

AUTOMATIC OPINIONS IS PART RESPONSE IS WHA T

PART OF WHAT THE DOCTOR

CALLS THE GO SYSTEM.

IT IS A SET OF MECHANISMS

INSIDE THE BRAIN THAT WORK

TO LEARN AND CREATE

HABITS.

ONCE THESE HABITS BECOME

ESTABLISHED, WE DON'T HAVE

TO THINK ABOUT THEM

ANYMORE.

SO WHEN YOU DRIVE A CAR,

USE A STAR SMARTPHONE OR GO TO

YOUR GROCERY STORE AND

QUICKLY FIND WHAT YOU

WANT, YOU ARE EXPERIENCING

THE BENEFITS OF THE GO

SYSTEM.

WHENEVER YOU REPEAT A

SET OF ACTIONS IN A

PARTICULAR SITUATION, YOU

EVENTUALLY DEVELOP A HABIT

TO DO THAT MINDLESSLY.

Gordon: WHEN YOU WANT

TO MAKE CHANGES TO YOUR

HABITS, YOU HAVE TO PUT

THE BRAKES ON YOUR GO

SYSTEM.

THAT MEANS HAVING TO SLOW

DOWN AND THINK ABOUT WHAT

YOU ARE DOING.

YOU USED TO EAT A BOWL

OF ICE CREAM EVERY EVENING

WHILE YOU'RE WATCHING TV

AND NOW YOU DON'T WANT TO

DO IT ANYMORE?

WELL, THAT GO SYSTEM SAYS

YOU'RE SITTING IN FRONT OF

THE TV AND IT IS TIME TO

EAT THE ICE CREAM, AND

WHAT'S GOING TO KEEP YOU

FROM DOING THAT.

THAT IS A SECOND SET OF

BRAIN SYSTEMS I CALLED THE

STOP SYSTEM.

THE PROBLEM WITH THE STOP

SYSTEM IS IT GETS IMPAIRED

REALLY EASILY.

BY STRESS, YOU GET REALLY

STRESSED OUT, AND NOW AT

THE END OF THE DAY YOU

JUST GIVE INTO THAT ICE

CREAM.

Gordon: HABITS ARE

HARD TO GET RID OF.

REMEMBER, THEY DIDN'T JUST

FORM OVERNIGHT.

THE GOOD NEWS IS YOU CAN

CREATE NEW BEHAVIORS

WITHIN YOUR HABITS.

SO EVERY TIME YOU DO

THE BEHAVIOR YOU DON'T

WANT TO DO ANYMORE, TAKE A

MOMENT AND THINK ABOUT,

WHAT WAS I DOING?

WHERE WAS I DOING IT?

HOW DID I FEEL?

WHAT WAS TRIGGERING THAT

BEHAVIOR?

THE THING ABOUT HABITS IS

WE DO ALMOST ALL OF THEM

MINDLESSLY, AND YOU CAN'T

MAKE A CHANGE UNTIL YOU

MAKE THAT MINDFUL.

Gordon: START TO

NOTICE WHAT TRIGGERS AN

UNHEALTHY HABIT.

LET'S SAY A STRESSFUL

SITUATION AT WORK HAPPENS.

THAT'S YOUR CUE, REACHING

FOR A CANDY BAR OR A BAG

OF CHIPS.

NOW THAT YOU HAVE

IDENTIFIED YOUR CUE,

SUBSTITUTE A HEALTHIER

BEHAVIOR.

TAKE A FIVE-MINUTE WALK

INSTEAD OF THE CANDY, AND

SEE HOW YOUR NEW BEHAVIOR

MAKES YOU FEEL.

CONTINUE TO SUBSTITUTE

YOUR NEW BEHAVIOR EVERY

TIME THE CUE APPEARS, AND

NOW YOU HAVE A NEW HEALTHY

HABIT.

ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR

NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS IS

I WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT THIS

YEAR.

LOSING WEIGHT IS SORT OF A

NEGATIVE THING.

YOU'RE NOT ACTUALLY DOING

SOMETHING.

WHAT YOU REALLY NEED TO DO

IS TO TURN THAT INTO A

POSITIVE GOAL: I WANT TO

EAT DIFFERENTLY; I WANT TO

EXERCISE MORE.

THE IDEA IS I'M CREATING

ACTIONS THAT I CAN PERFORM

THAT CAN EVENTUALLY BECOME

MY NEW HABITS.

AND THAT'S THE WAY I

OPTIMIZE MY GOAL.

Gordon: NOW USE WHAT

YOU HAVE LEARNED ABOUT

YOURSELF TO CREATE A PLAN.

WRITE OUT YOUR GOALS.

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO

ACCOMPLISH?

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO

YOU?

LIST THE ACTION STEPS YOU

WILL NEED TO TAKE AND ANY

OBSTACLES THAT MIGHT STAND

IN YOUR WAY.

NOW IT IS TIME TO PUT YOUR

PLAN INTO ACTION.

START WITH BEING SPECIFIC

ON YOUR CALENDAR.

I'M GOING TO EXERCISE

MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, AND

FRIDAY AT 4:30 IN THE

AFTERNOON.

SO NOW YOU'RE FORCED TO

REALLY THINK ABOUT ALL OF

THE TRADEOFFS YOU NEED TO

MAKE IF YOU'RE GOING TO

SERIOUSLY MAKE A CHANGE IN

YOUR BEHAVIOR.

BUT THE SECOND THING IS

THAT BY PUTTING IT ON YOUR

CALENDAR LIKE THAT, NOW

WHEN MONDAY AT 4:30 COMES,

YOU GET YOURSELF READY TO

GO EXERCISE, AND

EVENTUALLY YOU'VE CREATED

SOMETHING THAT CAN BECOME

A HABIT.

Gordon: EVERY TIME

YOU GET OUT THERE AND TAKE

ACTION, YOU ARE

REPROGRAMING YOUR GO

SYSTEM WITH THE HABITS YOU

WANT.

BUT WATCH OUT BECAUSE

THERE ARE THINGS THAT CAN

SIDE TRACK YOUR PROGRESS.

REACH OUT TO OTHERS FOR

HELP.

THEY CAN INCREASE YOUR

CHANCE FOR SUCCESS.

IF I'M TRYING TO EAT

LESS, AND NOW I'M REALLY

STRESSED, MAYBE NOW THIS

IS THE DAY I NEED TO GO

OUT WITH A FRIEND AND DO

SOMETHING ELSE, RATHER

THAN SITTING IN MY KITCHEN

WHERE ALL OF MY FOOD IS

COMPLETELY AVAILABLE, SO

THAT I'M NOT RELYING ON

THE STOP SYSTEM TO KEEP ME

FROM DOING THE THING I

DON'T WANT TO DO.

Gordon: JOINING WITH

PEOPLE WHO ARE SUCCEEDING

WHERE YOU WANT TO SUCCEED

MAKES CHANGING YOUR HABITS

A LOT EASIER.

IT TURNS OUT OTHER

PEOPLE'S GOALS ARE

ACTUALLY CONTAGIOUS.

MAYBE YOU'RE NOT SO

EXCITED ABOUT EXERCISING,

BUT YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND

WHO REALLY LOVES TO WALK

EVERY MORNING, AND YOU

LIKE THAT FRIEND.

WELL, YOU KNOW WHAT?

HITCH A RIDE WITH THAT

FRIEND, AND NOW YOU'LL GO

WALK TOGETHER FOR A HALF

HOUR.

Gordon: ANOTHER THING

YOU CAN DO IS PREPARE YOUR

ENVIRONMENT FOR SUCCESS.

GET RID OF ANYTHING THAT

MILITANT TEMPT YOU AND

KEEP YOU FROM VICTORY.

SO IF THAT BOWL OF ICE

CREAM IS CALLING YOUR

NAME, SHOW IT WHO IS BOSS

AND THROW IT AWAY.

SO THERE I AM.

IT'S 10:00 AT NIGHT, AND I

WANT TO PULL OUT THAT ICE

CREAM AND IT'S NOT THERE.

SO NOW I GO ON AND DO

SOMETHING ELSE INSTEAD.

WE CAN MANIPULATE OUR

ENVIRONMENT IN WAYS THAT

MAKE THOSE DESIRABLE

BEHAVIORS RELATIVELY EASY

TO DO, AND THE UNDESIRABLE

BEHAVIORS HARD.

Gordon: SETBACKS ARE

GOING TO HAPPEN.

WHEN THEY DO, STAY

POSITIVE.

YOU MIGHT LOSE A BATTLE

HERE AND THERE, BUT YOU

WANT TO WIN THE WAR.

IF YOU HAD A FRIEND WHO

WAS TRYING TO CHANGE HIS

OR HER BEHAVIOR AND THEY

HAD A BAD DAY, WHAT WOULD

YOU SAY TO THEM?

YOU WOULDN'T SAY, OH, GIVE

UP NOW.

YOU WOULD SAY, NO, NO,

KEEP AT IT.

YOU'RE DOING GREAT.

YOU HAVE TO GIVE YOURSELF

THE SAME AMOUNT OF

COMPASSION YOU WOULD GIVE

TO SOMEONE ELSE.

Gordon: ONE OF THE

BEST WAYS TO ENSURE YOUR

HABITS WILL LAST IS TO

REACH OUT AND HELP OTHERS.

BECOME A MENTOR.

AND PART OF WHAT THAT

DOES, OF COURSE, IS TO

GIVE YOU THE JOY OF

WORKING WITH ANOTHER

PERSON AND SEEING THEIR

CHANGE.

BUT PART OF IT ALSO

REMINDS YOU OF HOW FAR YOU

HAVE COME AND HOW MUCH

WORK YOU PUT IN TO GET TO

THE POINT WHERE YOU ARE

RIGHT NOW SO THAT YOU'RE

NOT TEMPTED TO RUN BACK

OFF TO THAT SINGLE-SERVING

CARTON OF ICE CREAM ARE

MAYBE TO STAY IN WHEN YOU

COULD BE EXERCISING.

Gordon: REAL CHANGE

IS POSSIBLE.

START BY TAKING AN HONEST

LOOK THE AT YOUR LIFE.

AND ASK GOD TO POINT OUT

OF HABITS HE WANTS TO HELP

YOU CHANGE TODAY.

WRITE IT DOWN AND CREATE A

PLAN.

PROVERBS 27: 17 SAYS: "AS

IRON SHARPENS IRON, SO A

FRIEND SHARPENS A FRIEND."

SO GO OUT AND JOIN OTHERS

WHO ARE LIVING THE LIFE

THAT YOU WANT TO LIVE.

AND REMEMBER THAT YOU CAN

BE A HELP TO SOMEONE ELSE

IN THEIR JOURNEY, TOO.

Wendy: GREAT ADVICE,

GORDON.

I'M NOT SURE I'M QUITE

READY TO GIVE UP MY ICE

CREAM, BUT I'M GOING TO

WORK ON IT.

THAT WAS PART THREE OF OUR

"FROPROTECT YOUR BRAIN

SERIES."

THERE ARE FIVE SEGMENTS.

"FIVE WAYS TO STAY

MENTALLY SHARP AND BRAIN

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THE EXPERTS WILL TELL YOU

HOW TO REDUCE YOUR RISK OF

DEVELOPING ALZHEIMER'S,

REDUCE YOUR CHANCE OF

STROKE, DISCOVER THE

SECRET TO A YOUNGER BRAIN,

AND CHANGE DANGEROUS

HABITS THAT THREATEN YOUR

HEALTH.

THIS IS ALL YOURS

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FIVE SEGMENTS ABSOLUTELY

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> WELL, STILL AHEAD,

INSIDE A VILLAGE WHERE

PEOPLE ONCE STARVED TO

DEATH, AND THE THIRSTY

ONCE HAD TO DRINK COW'S

BLOOD TO SURVIVE.

NOW IT IS FERTILE GROUND,

KNICKTHANKS TO A UNIQUE

PARTNERSHIP AND AN ANSWER

TO PRAYER.

THAT STORY IS COMING UP,

SO DON'T GO AWAY.

WELCOME BACK TO

WASHINGTON FOR THIS CBN

NEWSBREAK.

TODAY THERE IS AN AWFUL

LOT OF TALK ABOUT FAKE

NEWS.

THAT PROMPTED LAURA TRUMP

TO OFFER A DIFFERENT VIEW

WITH HER OWN ONLINE SHOW.

IT'S CALLED "REAL NEWS."

JENNA BROWDER SAT DOWN

WITH HER TO TALK ABOUT IT.

THEY DISCUSSED MAINSTREAM

MEDIA BIAS, RACISM AND

BIGOTRY IN AMERICA, AND A

NUMBER OF OTHER ISSUES,

INCLUDING FAITH.

Reporter: THERE IS

ONE STORY THAT THE

MAINSTREAM MEDIA IS

MISSING WHEN IT COMES TO

PRESIDENT TRUMP.

HIS FAITH HAS ALWAYS

BEEN IMPORTANT TO HIM.

PEOPLE REALLY SEE HIM IN A

VERY DIFFERENT WAY.

THEY SEE HIM AS A BRASH,

HARSH GUY, AND, LISTEN, HE

IS A VERY STRONG MAN.

I COULDN'T THINK OF A

BETTER MAN TO BE IN OFFICE

TO DEAL WITH NORTH KOREA,

TO DEAL WITH ISIS, BUT I

THINK THAT A LOT OF TIMES

HIS SOFTER SIDE GETS LOST.

YOU CAN SEE MORE OF

THAT INDEPTH INTERVIEW

OFFICER "FAITH NATION,"

CBN NEWS' POLITICAL TALK

SHOW ON CBN'S Facebook

PAGE.

NORTH KOREA SEEMS TO BE

MAKING PROGRESS ON ITS

MISSILE PROGRAM.

THE PHOTOS SHOW KIM

JONG-UN VISITING A PLANT

THAT MAKES ENGINES FOR

BALLISTIC MISSILES.

ON THE WALL BEHIND HIM ARE

DESIGNS FOR TWO ROCKETS.

ANALYSTS SAY ONE THAT

THEY'VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE

COULD POSSIBLY FLY FARTHER

AND BE LAUNCHED FROM A

PROTECTIVE CANISTER MAKING

IT HARD TO LOCATE AND

DESTROY BEFORE LAUNCH.

THE OTHER MISSILE HAS BEEN

TESTED AND IS SEEN AS A

POTENTIAL THREAT TO THE

UNITED STATES MAINLAND.

YOU CAN ALWAYS GET THE

LATEST FROM CBN NEWS BY

GOING TO OUR WEBSITE AT

cbnnews.com.

WENDY WILL BE BACK WITH

MORE OF "THE 700 CLUB"

RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Wendy: AND WELCOME

BACK.

YOU'RE WATCHING "THE 700

CLUB."

WELL, THERE IS A VILLAGE

IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

WHO'S NAME LITERALLY MEANS

HEATWAVE.

AS YOU CAN IMAGINE, FRESH

WATER IS HARD TO COME BY.

BUT THAT CHANGED AFTER A

TEAM FROM CBN AND

INNOVATION AFRICA CAME.

THEY ARE NOW DELIVERING

CLEAN WATER AND SAVING

LIVES ALONG THE WAY.

Reporter: AS THE SUN

RISES OVER CARAMOJO,

UGANDA, THE SOUND OF

SINGING FILLS THE AIR.

AND PRAYERS OF RELIEF AND

GRATITUDE ARE LIFTED TO

HEAVEN.

AMONG THOSE CELEBRATING IS

TAKA, A WELL-RESPECTED

ELDER IN HER VILLAGE.

LIKE MANY, SHE PRAYED FOR

THIS DAY FOR A VERY LONG

TIME.

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

Through Translator:

THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I

EVER HAD CLEAN WATER.

FOR YEARS I'VE BEEN IN

PAIN FROM DRINKING DIRTY

WATER.

NOW AT LAST MY PAIN IS

GONE.

Reporter: WE FLEW TO

THIS REMOTE CORNER OF

AFRICA, CROSSING A WIDE

EXPANSE OF BARREN

LANDSCAPE AND MET UP WITH

SEVON, WITH AN ISRAELI

MINISTRY SUPPORTED BY CBN.

I'VE BEEN IN AFRICA FOR

ALMOST TWO DECADES.

THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT

HERE THE NEED IS MUCH

GREATER THAN ANY OTHER

PLACE I'VE BEEN.

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

Through Translator:

THERE IS A FAMINE IN THE

LAND.

WATER IS LIFE.

WITHOUT IT, WE CANNOT DO

ANYTHING.

Reporter: BEFORE THE

WELLS WERE DRILLED HERE,

DAILY DESPERATION CONSUMED

PEOPLE'S LIVES.

THEY DID WHAT THEY NEEDED

TO SURVIVE AS DEATH CREPT

AROUND EVERY HOME.

EACH MORNING PEOPLE START

FIRES, SOME CLEAN THEIR

HOMES, AND OTHERS HARVEST

REEDS OR CHOP WOOD.

BUT EVERY FAMILY HAD ONE

MAIN GOAL FOR THE DAY:

FINDING WATER.

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

Through Translator:

IN TIMES OF DROUGHT, WE GO

VERY FAR IN SEARCH OF

WATER.

THE WATER IS ALWAYS DIRTY.

MY WHOLE FAMILY HAS BEEN

SICK BECAUSE OF IT.

Reporter: MANY ARE

FORCED TO SHARE THEIR

WATER SOURCES WITH

ANIMALS.

AFTER CHOPPING WOOD ALL

DAY, I WENT TO OUR SPRING

TO DRINK WATER, BUT THE

COWS TRAMPLED THE WATER.

IT WAS TOO DIRTY TO DRINK.

AS I WALKED BACK HOME, I

ALMOST FAINTED.

Reporter: OUT OF

OPTIONS, SHE WENT BACK TO

THE MERKY POOL, BENT DOWN

AND DRANK MUDDY WATER SHE

SHARED WITH CATTLE.

IN THE PEAK OF THE DRY

SEASON, SOMETIMES THERE

ISN'T EVEN MUDDY WATER.

THIS REGION IS CALLED A

NAME THAT LITERALLY MEANS

HEATWAVES.

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

Through Translator:

WE'VE ALL TRIED TO GROW

CROPS, BUT IN TIMES LIKE

THIS, THERE IS NOTHING WE

CAN DO.

THE SUN BURNS IT ALL.

THEY DON'T KNOW FROM

WHERE TO GET WATER.

THERE IS NO WATER TO BE

FOUND.

WHEN THEY ARE ABLE TO FIND

SOME WATER, MOST OF THE

TIME IT IS SO

CONTAMINATED, AND THEY

KNOW MOST LIKELY IT WILL

MAKE THEIR KIDS SICK.

MANY OF THEM ARE PRAYING

THAT THEIR CHILDREN WILL

NOT DIE FROM THE

CONTAMINATED WATER, BUT

THEY HAVE NO CHOICE.

I REMEMBER WORKING

SEARCHING FOR WATER.

I SPENT HOURS WITHOUT

FINDING IT.

I WAS VERY WEAK.

IT TOOK ME EIGHT HOURS TO

GET HOME.

I SAW SOMEONE WITH A

LITTLE BIT OF WATER, AND I

SAID, PLEASE HELP ME.

BUT THEIR CHILDREN HAD

ALREADY FINISHED IT.

I FELL DOWN.

MY THROAT WAS TOO DRY TO

SPEAK.

SO I WHISPERED A PRAY TO

GOD FOR WATER.

Reporter: WHEN THE

CROPS FAIL AND THEY HAVE

NOTHING TO EAT, PEOPLE

PICK TREE LEAVES.

SO THIS IS WHAT THEY

SUBSIST ON.

IT HARDLY HAS ANY

NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF ALL.

IT DOESN'T TASTE LIKE MUCH

OF ANYTHING.

MOST OF THE TIME THEY'LL

BOIL THIS IN MUDDY WATER

AND SALT.

AND TAKA TELLS ME WHEN

THERE IS NO WATER, THEY'LL

BOIL IT IN COW WATER.

AFTER DRINKING IT, YOU

FEEL LIKE VOMITING, BUT

WHEN YOU VOMIT NOTHING

COMES OUT BECAUSE YOU ARE

STARVING.

Reporter: MANY PEOPLE

SUFFER FROM A CONDITION

CALLED BERCELLA, FROM

EATING CONTAMINATED FOOD.

I DON'T THINK THAT

PEOPLE ARE REALIZING HOW

HARSH IS IT FOR SO MANY

PEOPLE.

THE STARVATION IS FORCING

PEOPLE TO EAT LEAVES,

MICE, DRINKING THE BLOOD

OF ER THEIR ANIMALS, JUST TO

SURVIVE.

WE DRAIN THE BLOOD FROM

A COW AND DRINK IT.

WE DON'T WANT TO DO THAT,

BUT WHEN THERE IS NOTHING

ELSE, WE HAVE TO.

Reporter: THE COWS

DON'T DIE FROM THE BLOOD

LETTING, AND THEY'RE NOT

KILLED FOR THEIR MEAT.

THEY ARE KEPT SO DRINKING

BLOOD CAN BE A LAST RESORT

FOR SURVIVAL.

NOT ONE FAMILY HAS BEEN

LEFT UNTOUCHED BY THE LACK

OF WATER.

MANY, INCLUDING LUCCIA,

HAVE DEALT WITH DEATH.

I REMEMBER WHEN I WAS

PREGNANT, I WAS CARRYING

WATER HOME FROM THE

CONTAMINATED STREAM.

I HAD BE SIC BEEN SICK FROM THE

CONTAMINATED WATER.

I REALIZED I WAS HAVING A

MISCARRIAGE.

I FELT LIKE MY LIFE WAS

OVER.

I KNOW IT HAPPENED BECAUSE

OF THE WATER.

Reporter: SEBON

LEARNED FIRSTHAND WHAT

HAPPENS TO THE ELDERLY

BECAUSE OF DROUGHT AND

FAMINE.

Reporter: I DON'T

UNDERSTAND, WHAT?

HE IS HELPLESS, BUT HE

IS ABOUT TO DIE OF HUNGER.

WHEN I ARRIVED, I

COULDN'T BELIEVE IT.

WHEN I WENT TO THE FIRST

VILLAGE, I SAW ELDERS THAT

WERE DYING FROM HUNGER.

I FELT HOPELESS AT THAT

POINT.

I'VE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING

LIKE IT.

ONLY IN THE PAST FEW DAYS

WE HAVE HEARD OF 37 PEOPLE

WHO HAVE DIED.

THERE WAS AN OLD LADY

THAT DIED IN HER HOUSE.

SHE WAS AS THIN AS A REED.

SHE WAS DEAD FOR THREE

DAYS BEFORE ANYONE FOUND

HER.

SHE WAS SO DRIED UP, WE

DIDN'T EVEN SMELL HER

BODY.

Reporter: DURING

THESE TIMES, ONLY THE

STRONG CAN BEAR IT.

ELDERS AND YOUNG CHILDREN

SUFFER THE MOST.

IT PAINS ME TO SEE MY

GRANDCHILDREN THIRSTY AND

GOING HUNGRY.

SOMETIMES I GIVE MY FOOD

TO THE CHILDREN, AND THEN

I KNEEL DOWN AND MAKE THE

SIGN OF THE CROSS, AND GOD

COMES AND TAKES MY HUNGER

AWAY.

AS A MOTHER OF THREE

CHILDREN, IT IS

HEARTBREAKING WHEN I SEE

THE CHILDREN SUFFERING.

BUT EVEN WORSE IS WHEN I

LOOK AT THE MOTHERS AND

HOW THEY'RE HOPELESS

BECAUSE THEY DON'T KNOW

HOW TO SAVE THEIR

CHILDREN.

I WENT ON MY KNEES AND

PRAYED, GOD, YOU ARE THE

ONE WHO GAVE ME THESE

CHILDREN.

WHY HAVE YOU GIVEN THEM TO

ME ONLY TO TAKE THEM AWAY.

THERE IS NO ONE WHO CAN

HELP US APART FROM YOU.

Reporter: THEN ONE

MORNING THEY HEARD A SOUND

ALMOST LIKE THUNDER

OUTSIDE THEIR VILLAGE.

TWO LARGE TRUCKS ARRIVED.

AS THEY STARTED DRILLING,

THE NEWS SPREAD QUICKLY.

THEIR LACK OF WATER WOULD

SOON BE A THING OF THE

PAST.

CBN TEAMED UP AND DRILLED

NOT ONE, BUT FOUR WELLS IN

THIS AREA.

ANIMALS FROM FAR AWAY

SENSED IT AND WALKED MILES

TO DRINK.

CHILDREN PLAYED AND PEOPLE

GATHERS FROM A DOZEN

VILLAGES.

MORE THAN 10,000 PEOPLE

NOW HAVE FRESH, CLEAN

WATER.

IT SEEMS LIKE THEY HAVE

BEEN WAITING FOR US, AND

THEY KEEP SAYING THAT THEY

KNEW WE WOULD BE COMING

BECAUSE THEY WERE PRAYING

TO GOD, AND THEY KNEW WE

WOULD BE COMING AND THEY

WOULD BE SAVED.

THIS IS THE FIRST TIME

IN 30 YEARS THAT I DON'T

HAVE TO FETCH FOR WATER.

I CANNOT BELIEVE IT.

JUST AS GOD RESCUED DANIEL

FROM THE LION'S DEN, HE

HAS RESCUED US TODAY.

Reporter: WITH BUILT

TOWERS AND HOISTED TANKS

TO STORE THE WATER.

THROUGH THE USE OF ISRAELI

TECHNOLOGY, SOLAR PANELS

PROVIDE THE ENERGY NEEDED

FOR THE WELL PUMPS.

THE SAME SUN THAT IS

DRYING THEIR LAND TODAY IS

THE SAME SUN THAT IS

PROVIDING THEM WITH WATER.

IT IS THE ENERGY FROM THE

SUN THAT IS NOW SAVING

PEOPLE'S LIVES.

Reporter: AS THE

SOLAR PANELS ARE BEING

INSTALLED BACK HERE, ALL

OF THE WOMEN IN THE

VILLAGE HAVE TURNED OUT TO

SING SONGS, THANKING THE

PEOPLE OF ISRAEL, AND

THANKING GOD FOR BRINGING

WATER TO A PLACE WHERE IT

WAS DESPERATELY NEEDED.

THIS BARREN CORNER OF

AFRICA ALMOST BECAME THE

NEW JURS.

JERUSALEM.

THE LAND WAS OFFERED TO

THE HOMELESS JEWS FROM

EUROPE.

THESE COULD HAVE BEEN THE

HOMELESS JEWS.

Reporter: TODAY MORE

THAN 100 YEARS LATER, CBN

AND INNOVATION AFRICA HAVE

COME TO SHARE THE SAME

ISRAELI TECHNOLOGY THAT IS

TRANSFORMING THE DRY

DESERTS OF ISRAEL INTO

FERTILE FARMLAND.

I BELIEVE THAT ISRAEL

IS NOTHING SHORT OF A

MIRACLE.

WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT ALL

OF THE INNOVATIONS THAT

ARE COMING OUT OF THIS

SMALL COUNTRY, AS ISRAELIS

WE SEE A SENSE OF PRIDE TO

BE ABLE TO SHARE THE

BLESSINGS OUT OF ISRAEL.

IT IS EMOTIONAL FOR US.

AND I'M HAPPY THAT WE HAD

THIS OPPORTUNITY,

ESPECIALLY WITH CBN, TO

COME TOGETHER AS

CHRISTIANS AND JEWS AND TO

BE ABLE TO HELP.

WITHOUT US COMING TOGETHER

HERE, THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE

WOULD HAVE DIED.

ABSOLUTELY, NO DOUBT ABOUT

IT.

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

[CHEERING]

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

I CANNOT BELIEVE THAT

MY GRANDCHILDREN ARE

REALLY ENJOYING THE WATER.

NOW THEY CAN DRINK WATER

WHENEVER THEY WANT.

I LOVE DRINKING THE

WATER.

IT TASTES SO GOOD.

IT IS PRICELESS WHEN WE

ARE SEEING THE JOY IN THE

EYES OF THE MOTHERS, THE

HOPE WHEN WATER IS

FLOWING.

IT IS WORTH EVERYTHING.

AND I WISH THAT THE DONORS

COULD SEE IT AND

UNDERSTAND THE IMPACT THAT

THEY ARE MAKING IN THE

LIVES OF SO MANY PEOPLE.

Reporter: WE GAVE ALL

OF THE FAMILIES HERE SEEDS

TO START NEW GARDENS.

WE'RE ALSO GIVING THEM

FOOD TO HELP THEM GET BUY

AS THEIR CROPS BEGIN TO

GROW LUSH AND STRONG.

JUST AS GOD HAS BLESSED

THE WATER, HE WILL BLESS

YOU.

Reporter: THE TOWERS

AND TANKS PROVIDE ENOUGH

PRESSURE TO PUMP WATER TO

NEARBY VILLAGES.

PEOPLE GLADLY WORK

TOGETHER TO LAY TRENCHES

AND DIG PIPES SO THEY CAN

HAVE FRESH WATER, TOO.

SICKNESS HAS DRASTICALLY

DECREASED WITH FRESH,

CLEAN WATER.

LUCY AND HER FAMILY HAVE

EVEN WELCOMED A BABY BOY

INTO THEIR LIVES.

EVERYTHING IS BETTER.

WE CAN FINALLY GROW OUR

OWN CROPS AND SELL THEM AT

THE MARKET.

ONCE THEY HAVE ACCESS

TO WATER, EVERYTHING

CHANGES.

PEOPLE CAN WASH

THEMSELVES.

THEY ARE NO LONGER

THIRSTY.

THEY GROW FOOD.

CHILDREN CAN GO TO SCHOOL.

PEOPLE ARE HEALTHIER.

IT IS SO WONDERFUL

BEING CLEAN.

BEFORE, WE ONLY WASHED

DURING THE RAINY SEASON.

ONCE THE SEASON ENDED, WE

STAYED DIRTY, SOMETIMES

TOFOR NINE MONTHS.

NOW I AM SO GRATEFUL.

Reporter: JUST HOURS

AFTER THE FIRST TAPS WERE

OPEN, PEOPLE DID LAUNDRY

AS CLEAN CLOTHES WAVED IN

THE WIND, AND GROUPS OF

PEOPLE GATHERED TO TAKE

WATER HOME.

I KNOW GOD HAS ANSWERED

MY PRAYER.

THE GRANDCHILDREN OF MY

CHILDREN WILL NOT SUFFER

LIKE WE HAVE SUFFERED.

WHAT WE ARE DOING HERE,

IT IS NOT ONLY FOR NOW,

BUT IT IS FOR MANY

GENERATIONS TO COME.

IT IS THE BEGINNING OF A

BETTER FUTURE FOR EVEN

CENTURIES TO COME.

THANK YOU FOR BRINGING

US WATER.

I LOVE YOU ALL VERY MUCH.

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

GOD IS SO GREAT.

HE HAS ANSWEREDED OUR

PRAYERS THROUGH THE PEOPLE

OF ISRAEL AND CBN.

THANK YOU!

MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

[CHEERING]

Wendy: HAVE YOU EVER

SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THAT?

WE JUST TAKE WATER FOR

GRANTED.

BUT FOR THEM IT CHANGED

EVERYTHING, LITERALLY

EVERYTHING.

IF YOU'RE A CBN PARTNER,

YOU'RE A PART OF THAT, AND

WE JUST WANT TO SAY THANK

YOU.

AS A WAY OF SAYING THANKS,

WE HAVE A NEW D.V.D. FOR

YOU CALLED "MIRACLES."

THIS IS A GIFT FOR YOU

WHEN YOU JOIN "THE 700

CLUB."

CALL 1-800-700-7000.

> WELL, THANK YOU FOR

JOINING US TODAY.

PAT WILL BE BACK TOMORROW,

IF HE CONTINUES TO RECOVER

FROM HIS HORSEBACK-RIDING

ACCIDENT.

> WE LEAVE YOU NOW WITH

A POPULAR BAND CALLED "FAR

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