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700 Club Interactive - September 5, 2017

A convicted felon turned successful CEO says five bold choices can redefine your life. Read Transcript


PLEASE, GOD, LET ME SEE

THEIR FACES AGAIN.

LET ME BE THEIR MOTHER

AGAIN.

Gordon: A BLIND WOMAN

WHO IS MIRACULOUSLY

HEALED.

PLUS MISSIONARY DOCTORS IN

THE WORLD'S FOREST NATION.

THERE ARE TWO MILLION

PEOPLE THAT HAVE NO

DOCTOR, AND I'M HAPPY TO

BE THERE FOR THEM.

Gordon: THOSE STORIES

AND MORE ON THE NEXT "700

CLUB INTERACTIVE."

WELL, WELCOME TO THE SHOW.

DOCTORS SAY THERE IS NO

MEDICAL EXPLANATION.

AN ARIZONA MOM WHO WENT

BLIND TWO YEARS AGO IS NOW

ABLE TO SEE WITH 20/20

VISION.

ALL THANKS TO DIVINE

INTERVENTION.

I'VE BEEN BLESSED.

VERY BLESSED.

AND, YOU KNOW, UNTIL THIS

POINT, I STILL ASK MYSELF,

HOW DO YOU PAY GOD?

Reporter: DAPHNE WENT

BLIND IN HER RIGHT EYE IN

2012, AND THEN BOTH EYES

IN 2015, SHE HAD BENIGN

INTERCRANIAL HYPERTENSION,

SAYS THE DOCTOR.

THIS IS A CONDITION

WHERE THE PRESSURE IN THE

BRAIN IS SO HIGH

OFTENTIMES IT STRANG LATES STRAS

THE OPTIC NERVE.

FOR ME, IT WAS PLEASE,

GOD, LET ME SEE THEIR

FACES AGAIN.

LET ME BE THEIR MOTHER

AGAIN.

Reporter: IN

JANUARY 2016, VISITING

THIS SMALL CHURCH, SHE

MADE HER FIRST VISIT AND

PRAYED AND RETURNED FOR

MASS THE NEXT DAY.

I FELT MY BODY

DIFFERENT.

Reporter: THE NEXT

MORNING --

I WAS JUST LIKE WIPING

MY EYES.

THEY BURNED.

THEY BURNED.

Reporter: THREE DAYS

LATER, DOCTORS CONFIRMED

HER VISION WAS FULLY

RESTORED.

THE RAPID RECOVERY IS

JUST SOMETHING THAT IS

NOT -- THAT WE CAN'T

EXPLAIN MEDICALLY.

Reporter: DAPHNE

THINKS THE EXPLANATION IS

CLEAR, AND SHE HAS DEVOTED

HER LIFE TO A NEW MISSION.

I'M TELLING THE PEOPLE

TO BELIEVE AND TO HAVE

FAITH.

Reporter: AND TO

UNDERSTAND THAT MIRACLES

REALLY DO HAPPEN.

Gordon: MIRACLES DO

HAPPEN BECAUSE JESUS IS

THE SAME YESTERDAY, TODAY,

AND FOREVER.

WHAT A WONDERFUL THING.

HE IS STILL RESTORING

SIGHT TO THE BLIND.

HERE IS ANOTHER AMAZING

STORY: OVER FIVE YEARS

AGO, MARK HADDON, A

FIREFIGHTER IN MYRTLE

BEACH, SOUTH CAROLINA,

RESPONDED TO AN EMERGENCY

CALL.

WHEN HE AND THE OTHER

FIREFIGHTERS ARRIVED ON

THE SCENE, THEY QUICKLY

REALIZED THAT THE WOMAN

WHO CALLED, COMPLAINING OF

STOMACH PAIN, WAS ACTUALLY

IN LABOR.

AFTER DELIVERING THE BABY

IN THE BACK OF THE

AMBULANCE, MARK FOUND OUT

THAT THE MOTHER WAS GOING

TO PUT THE BABY UP FOR

ADOPTION.

YOU CAN PROBABLY GUESS

WHERE THIS IS GOING.

HE AND HIS WIFE HAD BEEN

WANTING TO ADOPT A THIRD

CHILD.

SO TWO DAYS LATER, HE AND

HIS WIFE TOOK BABY GRACIE

HOME FROM THE HOSPITAL.

GRACIE IS NOW FIVE YEARS

OLD, AND SHE LOVES SOCCER

AND GYMNASTICS, AND SHE

LOVES HEARING HER BIRTH

STORY.

> WE WANT TO INTRODUCE

YOU TO A GROUP OF

INCREDIBLE DOCTORS.

THESE MEN AND WOMEN MOVED

7,000 MILES AWAY TO THE

TINY AFRICAN NATION OF

BURUNDI, THE POOREST

COUNTRY IN THE WORLD.

BUT AS GEORGE THOMAS SHOWS

US, NOW THERE IS HOPE AND

HELP FOR THIS SUFFERING

NATION.

George: IT IS EASY TO

MISS ON A MAP.

ROUGHLY THE SIZE OF

MARYLAND, BURUNDI IS ONE

OF AFRICA'S SMALLEST

COUNTRIES.

IT USED TO BE THE THIRD

POOREST IN THE WORLD.

NOW IT IS NUMBER ONE.

THE AVERAGE PERSON HERE

LIVES ON LESS THAN A

DOLLAR A DAY.

George: IN 2013,

AMERICAN JASON FADER MOVED

HIS WIFE, HEATHER, AND

THEIR TWO KIDS TO BURUNDI,

TO SERVE AS A MISSIONARY

DOCTOR IN THIS REMOTE

HOSPITAL.

VALLEY.

TYPICALLY THE HOSPITAL

IS ABOUT THREE HOURS

OUTSIDE OF THE CITY.

THE MAJORITY OF THE

SURGEONS, ACCEPT FOR ME,

WORK IN THE CAPITAL CITY.

George: AND FOR A

POPULATION OF 10 MILLION

PEOPLE, THERE ARE ONLY 13

SURGEONS, WITH FADER

BECOMING NUMBER 14.

ON A TYPICAL DAY, HOW MANY

SURGERIES ARE YOU DOING?

I SCHEDULE ONE OR TWO,

AND YOU END UP DOING 10.

George: LIKE MANY

OTHER MISSIONARIES HERE,

HE RAISES HIS OWN STORY.

IT WOULD BE DIFFICULT

TO FIND A PLACE IN THE

U.S. WHERE I COULD HAVE

EVEN A SMIDGEON OF THE

IMPACT THAT ONE SURGEON

CAN HAVE HERE IN THE

MIDDLE OF AFRICA.

THERE ARE TWO MILLION

PEOPLE OUT THERE THAT HAVE

NOW SURGEON, AND I'M HAPPY

TO BE HERE TO HELP CARE

FOR THEM.

George: HALF OF

BURUNDI HAS NO ACCESS TO

PORTABLE WATER.

SOME 70% OF THE NATION

LIVES BELOW THE POVERTY

LINE.

THERE IS NO HEALTH CARE TO

SPEAK OF.

AS YOU CAN IMAGINE, THIS

SMALL CHRISTIAN HOSPITAL,

HERE IN A REMOTE CORNER OF

BURUNDI, ACTS AS A

LIFELINE TO TENS OF

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE.

RACHEL AND ERIC, ALYSSA,

AND JOHN AND JESSICA

JOINED THE FADERS IN

BURUNDI AS MISSIONARY

DOCTORS.

JOHN CROPSI IS ONE OF ONLY

THREE OPHTHALMOLOGISTS

HERE.

THE WORK WE DO IS

STRESSFUL.

THERE IS CROSS-CULTURE

CONFLICT GOING ON, LIMITED

RESOURCES.

DURING THE DRY SEASON, WE

COULD HAVE AS LITTLE AS

TWO HOURS, AND SOMETIMES

NO POWER DURING THE DAY.

LORD GOD, I THANK YOU

FOR THE CHANCE TO BE HERE

TODAY.

I PRAY YOU WOULD BE WITH

THIS WOMAN AND HER BABY.

I PRAY FOR A SAFE

DELIVERY.

IN YOUR NAME WE PRAY.

AMEN.

George: RACHEL IS

JUST ONE OF 20 OB/GYNs

AND FAITH IN CHRIST AND

THE OPPORTUNITY TO HELP

THE LESS FORTUNATE OF JUST

SOME OF THE REASONS THAT

COMPEL THESE DOCTORS TO

SERVE IN LESS THAN IDEAL

CONDITIONS.

GOD HAS CALLED US TO

THIS PLACE.

HE HAS CALLED US TO HARD

WORK, BUT HE HAS CALLED US

TO GOOD WORK.

I THINK WE CAN SEE HIS

REDEEMING STORY WHEN WE

HAVE THE EYES TO LOOK FOR

IT.

George: IN ADDITION

TO MEETING PHYSICAL AND

SPIRITUAL NEEDS, FADER'S

TEAM ALSO TRAINED A NEW

GENERATION TO SERVE HERE.

WE THOUGHT THE

OPPORTUNITY WAS REALLY

GREAT TO COME TO BURUNDI

TO DISCIPLE AND TRAIN

RESIDENTS, TO BE

PHYSICIANS WHO WERE CARE

COMPASSIONATELY FOR PEOPLE

IN JESUS' NAME, AND

PREVIDE HEALTH CARE CARE.

George: THOUSANDS OF

MILES FROM THE HOSPITAL,

IN DOWNTOWN NEW YORK CITY,

MARK GERSEN, A JEWISH

BUSINESSMAN, HAS DECIDED

TO GET INVOLVED IN HELPING

THESE MISSIONARIES CHANGE

THE DESTINIES OF SOME OF

THE WORLD'S MOST POOREST.

THE BIBLE TELLS US 36

TIMES, MORE THAN IT TELLS

US ANYTHING ELSE, TO LOVE

THE STRANGER.

WHO IN THE WORLD IS MORE

OF THE STRANGER THAN THE

AFRICAN POOR IN NEED OF

MEDICAL CARE?

George: FOR SEVERAL

YEARS, GERSEN AND HIS WIFE

HAVE GIVEN MILLIONS OF

DOLLARS TO SUPPORT

MISSIONARY DOCTORS ACROSS

AFRICA.

IT IS AN HONOR AND A

PRIVILEGE FOR MY WIFE, WHO

IS A RABBI, AND I TO

PARTNER WITH THESE -- AND

I CHOOSE THIS TERM

CAREFULLY -- THESE SACRED

PEOPLE, THESE CHRISTIAN

MEDICAL MISSIONARIES WHO

ARE SACRIFICING

EVERYTHING, AND THEY GO

INTO ENVIRONMENTS THAT ARE

COMPLETELY UNFORGIVING,

AND GIVE UP EVERYTHING IN

THE WEST WE CONSIDER

NECESSITIES SOMETIMES, IN

ORDER TO FULFILL THEIR

OBLIGATION TO SERVE THE

POOR.

George: DR. JOHN

FIELDER, AN AMERICAN

MEDICAL MISSIONARY SERVING

IN KENYA, CO FOUNDED

"AFRICAN MISSION HEALTH

FOUNDATION."

GERSEN SAYS HE HAS SEEN

FIRSTHAND THE DEDICATION

OF THESE MEDICAL DOCTORS.

MEDICAL MISSIONARIES

TEND TO COME FOR YEARS AND

STAY FOR DECADES AND LEARN

THE LANGUAGE.

George: LAST MONTH,

GERSEN PRESENTED THE FIRST

EVER LAHIME PRIZE TO

DR. JASON FADER AND HIS

TEAM.

WHEN I SAW THIS PRIZE

WAS FROM A JEWISH

ENTREPRENEUR, I DID MORE

THAN A DOUBLE TAKE.

HE SEES THE CARE FOR THE

POOR AND THE CARE FOR THE

STRANGER AS PART OF HIS

FAITH AND TRADITION, AND I

HAVE A LOT OF RESPECT FOR

THAT.

George: FIELDER SAYS

A PRIZE OF THIS MAGNITUDE

TO ONE AFRICAN HOSPITAL IS

FAR-REACHING.

THE LAHIME PRIZE WILL

PROVIDE HALF A MILLION

DOLLARS TO A HOSPITAL IN

BURUNDI, WHICH WILL HELP

IT TO COMPLETE A NEW

SURGICAL BUILDING, START

AN INTERNSHIP, THE FIRST

IN THE COUNTRY FOR MEDICAL

SCHOOL GRADUATES, TO

RENOVATE A LABORATORY, AND

TO HELP ABOUT 350 WALK

AGAIN WITH ORTHOPEDIC

SUPPLIES.

George: GERSEN

INSISTS THERE IS NO ONE

BETTER WHO DELIVERS A

HIGHER RETURN ON

INVESTMENT THAN MEDICAL

MISSIONARIES SERVING IN

AFRICA.

AS AN EXAMPLE, HE POINTS

TO WHAT DR. FADER AND HIS

TEAM DID AT THE HOSPITAL

IN 2015.

HE ENABLED 35,000

IN-PATIENT, NOW PATIENTS,

VISITS.

HE ENABLED 1200 SURGERIES.

AND HE ENABLED 800 800

CATARACT OPERATIONS, ALL

FOR HALF A MILLION

DOLLARS.

George: HE SAYS IT

WILL CONTINUE TO TOUCH AND

HEAL THE LIVES OF

COUNTLESS PEOPLE ACROSS

THIS NATION.

IT IS AMAZING HOW MUCH

YOU CAN DO WITH SO LITTLE.

WE ARE HELPING PEOPLE

WALK.

WE ARE SAVING LIVES AT THE

RATE OF SOMETIMES THOUSAND

PER YEAR.

George: GEORGE

THOMAS, CBN NEWS, BURUNDI.

Gordon: WHAT A

WONDERFUL THING.

AND WHEN YOU SEE PEOPLE

GIVING OF THEMSELVES TO

SAY, I WANT TO GO.

I WANT TO SACRIFICE MY

LIFE SO THAT OTHERS CAN

HAVE A HOPE AND A FUTURE,

WHAT A WONDERFUL THING.

AND WHAT A WONDERFUL

Gordon: WHEN JAY

COUGHLIN GOT BEHIND THE

WHEEL AFTER HUNTING AND

DRINKING WITH HIS FATHER,

HE SET INTO EFFECT EVENTS

THAT WOULD BE HIS HELL.

Reporter: JAY WENT

HUNTING AND DRINKING WITH

HIS FATHER.

HE DROVE HOME DRUNK AND

GOT INTO A TERRIBLE

ACCIDENT.

HIS FATHER DIDN'T SURVIVE.

AFTER GRIEVING HIS FATHER

AND SERVING JAIL TIME, HE

WAS DETERMINED TO REBOUND.

HE SAYS ANYONE CAN TURN

THEIR LIFE AROUND AFTER

FAILURE, IF THEY MAKE THE

RIGHT DECISION.

IN HIS BOOK, HE SHARES HOW

TO RISE ABOVE WHATEVER

CIRCUMSTANCES ARE FACING

YOU AND RECLAIM YOUR LIFE.

Gordon: WELL, JAY IS

WITH US LIVE, AND LET'S

GET RIGHT TO IT.

HERE YOU ARE, I WOULD

IMAGINE YOU THOUGHT YOUR

LIFE WAS OVER?

I DON'T KNOW WHAT I

THOUGHT, BUT I JUST KNEW I

WAS IN A TERRIBLE SPOT.

MY WIFE DESCRIBED IT AS

LOOKING AT ME AND NOT

SEEING ANYTHING IN MY

EYES.

I WAS GONE AND I WASN'T

COMING BACK.

I DESCRIBED IT -- WITH NO

FOUNDATION AND ANY KIND OF

FAITH, I WAS JUST

SPIRALLING OUT OF CONTROL.

I WAS JUST IN A HOSPITAL

BED, AND THERE WAS NOWHERE

FOR ME TO GO.

I WAS JUST BEING

TORMENTED.

AND THAT'S WHERE I WAS.

I WOULD NOT WISH THAT ON

ANYBODY.

I WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR MY

DAD'S DEATH AND I KNEW

THAT.

AND THEREFORE EVERYTHING

ELSE WAS JUST NOISE.

AND IT WAS JUST STUFF IN

THE DISTANCE.

IT WAS LIKE MY WIFE WAS

TALKING TO ME, BUT I

COULDN'T HEAR HER.

AND PRIESTS AND PASTORS

WERE COMING IN TRYING TO

HELP ME, AND I'M KICKING

THEM OUT OF THE ROOM AND

I'M GOING, I'M RESPONSIBLE

FOR MY DAD'S DEATH.

Gordon: WHAT TURNED

IT AROUND FOR YOU?

ONE DAY A GENTLEMAN, A

TOTAL STRANGER WALKED IN

THE ROOM --

Gordon: HOW DID HE

KNOW TO WALK INTO THE

ROOM?

I LATER FOUND HIM, AND

HE WAS A VERSION OF THE

STREET PREACHER.

MY MOTHER-IN-LAW TOLD HIM

WHAT HAPPENED, AND HE

DECIDED TO JUST WALK IN

THE ROOM.

I FOUND HIM LATER, AND I

SAID, I'VE GOT TO THANK

YOU FOR COMING INTO THE

HOSPITAL.

AND HE SAYS, IT WAS NO BIG

DEAL.

AND I SAID, I THINK IT WAS

A BIG DEAL.

I SAID, I WANTED TO MAKE

SURE I SAID THAT PRAYER

WITH YOU.

AND HE SAID, YES, YOU WERE

DEFINITELY A MESS, BUT YOU

SAID THAT PRAYER.

I SAID THAT PRAYER TO

ADMIT I WAS A SINNER AND I

WANTED JESUS AND MY LIFE.

THE HOLY SPIRIT JUST CAME

INTO MY LIFE AND I EXHALED

ALL OF THAT GUILT.

IT WAS LIFE-CHANGING BOTH

PHYSICALLY AND MORE

IMPORTANTLY, SPIRITUALLY.

Gordon: YOU WERE

STILL FACING JAIL TIME AND

A TRIAL.

WHAT WAS THAT LIKE GOING

THROUGH?

HERE YOU HAVE A CONVERSION

IN THE HOSPITAL, AND THEN

YOU HAVE TO WALK IT OUT IN

THE COURTROOM.

I'M IN A COURT AND I'M

GUILTY.

YOU CLOSE YOUR EYES AT

NIGHT AND YOU'RE THINKING

ABOUT IT, AND WHEN YOU'RE

UP IN THE MORNING, YOU'RE

THINKING ABOUT IT.

THAT'S REALLY WHERE I HAD

TO GO FROM JUST GIVING MY

LIFE TO THE LORD TO

SURRENDERING MY LIFE.

IT WAS EXTREMELY POWERFUL.

NOW I WAS, LIKE, LORD,

WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO?

YOU GAVE ME MY LIFE AND

ARE YOU GOING TO TAKE IT

BACK?

I'M GOING TO GO TO PRISON

FOR FOUR YEARS?

BUT I REALLY STARTED TO

GET INTO THE WORD.

I SPECIFICALLY WAS IN

PHILIPPINES 4: 6-7, AND IT

SAID, "DON'T WORRY ABOUT

ANYTHING."

I'M WORRIED ABOUT

EVERYTHING.

AND HE SAID, "DON'T WORRY

ABOUT ANYTHING.

PRAY ABOUT EVERYTHING."

AND I RECEIVED PEACE.

WHAT THAT MEANT WAS I

COULD SLEEP AND GET UP AND

GO TO WORK AND GET MY

FAMILY TOGETHER AND I

COULD MEET MY LAWYERS AND

I COULD FIGHT FOR MY LIFE.

IT WAS EXTREMELY POWERFUL.

BUT THE PEACE THAT I GOT

WHEN I WAS IN THAT OUT OF

CONTROL SITUATION, WAS

MORE PEACE THAN I PROBABLY

HAVE MAYBE TODAY BECAUSE I

STILL TRY TO CONTROL MY

LIFE SOMETIMES.

AND WHEN I TRY TO CONTROL

MY LIFE, AT THAT POINT I'M

ALL IN.

I'M, LIKE, LORD, I HAVE

NOWHERE ELSE TO GO.

I'M JUST GIVING IT UP TO

YOU.

AND I RECEIVED THAT PEACE.

Gordon: WHY DO WE DO

THAT?

IT SEEMS LIKE WHEN WE GET

INTO THE REALLY TOUGH

TIMES, WE SAY, JESUS TAKE

OVER.

AND THEN WHEN WE GET

THROUGH IT, WE SAY, THAT'S

GREAT.

I'VE GOT THIS NOW.

WHY DO WE SWITCH?

YOU KNOW, GOSH -- IT

WAS SO EASY FOR ME TO

ACCEPT JESUS INTO MY LIFE.

AND THE QUESTION I ASK IS,

WHY IS IT SO HARD TO LIVE

WITH HIM EVERY DAY.

ESPECIALLY WHEN HE HAS

GIVEN ME GRACE AND THE

GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.

I ASSUME IT IS HUMAN

NATURE, THE WORLD WE LIVE

IN.

BUT IT IS ALSO WHY I NEED

ALL OF THOSE DISCIPLINES,

WAKING UP WITH PRAYER.

A BIBLE STUDY WITH GUYS

I'VE BEEN INVOLVED WITH

FOR 15 YEARS.

IT IS THE ACCOUNTABILITY

PARTNERS THAT I NEED.

THERE ARE PARAMETERS AND

CHOICES THAT I MAKE AND

PUT AROUND ME THAT HELP ME

KEEP THAT RELATIONSHIP ON

AN ONGOING BASIS.

SO I CAN FEEL THAT

ABUNDANCE.

I WISH I HAD AN EASY

ANSWER FOR YOU.

Gordon: THE STORY,

FOR PEOPLE WATCHING, YOU

WENT TO JAIL, YOU GOT OUT,

AND THEN YOU BECAME THIS

AMAZING SUCCESS.

I'M NOT GOING TO CALL IT

AN OVERNIGHT SUCCESS, BUT

IT IS CERTAINLY AMAZING

HOW GOD HAS NOW TAKEN YOU

TO LEVELS THAT ARE,

FRANKLY, PHENOMENAL.

IN ALL OF THAT, YOU WERE

ASKED WHAT MADE THE

DIFFERENCE FOR YOU?

OBVIOUSLY SALVATION DID,

BUT THERE WAS MORE TO IT.

MEN WOULD COME UP TO

ME -- ESPECIALLY MEN --

AND START TO SAY, WELL,

HOW DID YOU DO IT?

AND I DIDN'T REALLY THINK

ABOUT HOW I WAS DOING IT

WHEN I WAS DOING IT.

I HAD TO GO BACK AND SAY,

WHAT DID I DO?

WHAT CHOICES DID I MAKE.

AND CERTAIN THINGS CAME

OUT ALL THE TIME.

AND THE REALITY WAS THERE

WAS CERTAIN CHOICES I WAS

MAKING EVERY DAY THAT

HELPED ME TO NOT BE

DEFINED BY MY WORST

MOMENT.

AND WAS REALLY ABOUT HOW

DID I WANT TO BE DEFINED

AS SOMETHING OTHER THAN

THAT ACCIDENT AND THAT

TRAGEDY THAT HAPPENED.

AND THOSE ARE THE CHOICES

THAT I STARTED TO MAKE

THAT ALLOWED ME TO BE

DEFINED AS SOMETHING ELSE.

ONE OF THEM WAS THE

SUCCESSFUL C.E.O.

BUT JUST AS IMPORTANT WAS

HUSBAND, FATHER, FRIEND,

TEAMMATE, ALL THOSE THINGS

STARTED TO DEFINE WHO I

WAS.

CHRISTIAN.

THOSE ARE THE DEFINITIONS

IN ADDITION TO THE SUCCESS

I HAD IN THE BUSINESS

WORLD THAT WERE ARGUABLY

EVEN MORE IMPORTANT THAN

JUST SUCCESS AS A BUSINESS

PERSON.

Gordon: YOU MENTIONED

ACCOUNTABILITY.

HOW KEY IS THAT FOR YOU?

AND HOW DID YOU PUT THAT

AROUND YOURSELF?

I DESCRIBED THAT WHAT I

FIND WITH MEN MAINLY, BUT

I'M SURE IT'S WITH WOMEN,

TOO, THAT WE GOT SOME

REALLY BAD ADVICE CALLED

SUCK IT UP.

DO IT ON YOUR OWN.

MY ATTITUDE IS I FOUND IN

LIFE THAT THIS JOURNEY IS

A MARATHON.

YOU NEED TO

Gordon: TALK ABOUT

CONFIDENCE.

SOME PEOPLE STRUGGLE TO

HAVE CONFIDENCE, BUT SOME

PEOPLE TAKE IT TOO FAR AND

YOU COULD SAY THEY'RE

OVERCONFIDENCE.

HOW DO YOU FIND THAT

BALANCE?

THE OVER CONFIDENCE

PART BECOMES ARROGANCE.

PROBABLY THE BIGGEST THING

FROM THE BUSINESS

PERSPECTIVE, BEING A

CHRISTIAN, I ADDED

HUMILITY TO THIS

AGGRESSIVE PERSONA THAT I

HAVE.

THE HUMILITY TO HAVE

FOLLOWERS.

WITHOUT THAT, I DON'T

THINK I WOULD HAVE NEARLY

THE AMOUNT OF FOLLOWERS I

WOULD HAVE HAD.

FOR ME, BEING CONFIDENT IS

REALLY ABOUT TWO THINGS:

ONE, BEING PREPARED.

THE MORE PREPARED YOU ARE,

THE MORE CONFIDENT YOU

ARE.

BUT THE OTHER IS KNOWING

THE TRUTH.

A LOT OF TIMES WE HAVE

NEGATIVE SELF TALK.

IN MY TRIAL, HERE WAS

MINE: IF I GO TO PRISON, I

LOSE MY JOB.

I LOSE MY JOB, I LOSE MY

HOUSE.

IF I LOSE MY HOUSE, I LOSE

MY WIFE.

MY WIFE HAS BEEN WITH ME

FOR 28 YEARS.

BUT THAT'S WHAT WE DO.

WE ARE ALWAYS TALKING TO

Gordon: IN NOVEMBER

OF 2016, A SERIES OF

WILDFIRES RIPPED THROUGH

THE CITY OF HAIFA IN

ISRAEL.

MORE THAN 70,000 PEOPLE

WERE FORCED TO FLEE.

AND MANY OF THEM RETURNED

TO FIND THEIR HOMES IN

RUINS.

Reporter: WHEN STRONG

WINDS AND EXTREMELY DRY

CONDITIONS CAUSED A

WILDFIRE, SPREAD ACROSS

HAIFA, ISRAEL, MILLIE

CARON DIDN'T KNOW IF SHE

AND HER KIDS WOULD

SURVIVE.

FOR THREE HOURS, WE RAN

AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD,

AND ALL THE NEIGHBORHOODS

WERE IN FIRE.

Reporter: NEARLY

70,000 PEOPLE WERE FORCED

TO FLEE HAIFA.

NEARLY 500 HOMES WERE

DAMAGED OR COMPLETELY

DESTROYED.

THE NEXT MORNING, I

CAME HERE AND I SAW

EVERYTHING.

I STARTED TO CRY.

THE WHOLE LIVING ROOM, THE

WHOLE PATIO, WAS BURNED.

THE AIR CONDITIONER WAS

MELTED.

THE FURNITURE MELTED FROM

THE WHOLE ROOM, EVERYTHING

WAS BLACK.

I CANNOT EVEN TELL YOU HOW

IT WAS SO SAD.

Reporter: JUST A FEW

HOURS AFTER THE FIRE WAS

PUT OUT, "OPERATION

BLESSING" ISRAEL WAS ON

THE GROUND IN HAIFA WITH

BLANKETS, SHOES AND FOOD.

THAT'S WHEN THE "OPERATION

BLESSING" DIRECTOR MET HER

AND HER FAMILY.

THESE FAMILIES DON'T

HAVE INSURANCE.

SO WE'RE HERE ASSISTING

THEM.

WE BROUGHT MATTRESSES,

SOME FURNITURE, WE BROUGHT

KITCHEN SUPPLIES,

EVERYTHING THEY NEED WHILE

THEY'RE RENTING A NEW

PLACE.

IT WAS VERY, VERY

EXCITING.

IT IS NOT SMALL, BECAUSE

FOR US IT IS VERY BIG.

BECAUSE THEY KNOW YOU'RE

THINKING ABOUT YOU AND

THEY WANT TO HELP YOU.

FOR US IT IS A LOT.

A BIG, BIG THANK YOU TO

FORALL OF THE PEOPLE WHO

GIVE.

I KNOW ONE DAY I WANT TO

GIVE TO YOU THE SAME

THING, TO OTHER PEOPLE.

GOD HAS SENT YOU TO ME.

Gordon: GOD SENT YOU

TO ME.

AND YOU WERE SENT -- IF

YOU'RE A MEMBER OF "THE

700 CLUB," THAT WAS SENT,

THAT RELIEF, THAT AID WAS

SENT IN YOUR NAME.

IF YOU'RE NOT A MEMBER,

JOIN WITH US.

JOIN IN EVERYTHING WE'RE

DOING AROUND THE WORLD.

IF YOU WANT TO SEE PEOPLE

HELPED, IF YOU WANT TO SEE

DISASTER RELIEF -- WE LOVE

TO SAY WHEN DISASTERS

STRIKE, WE WANT TO STRIKE

BACK WITH LOVE AND

COMPASSION.

WE WANT TO BE THERE FOR

PEOPLE IN THEIR TIME OF

NEED.

AND YOUR A PART OF IT WHEN

YOU JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

HOW MUCH IS IT?

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A DAY.

AND YOU'RE JOINING WITH

TENS OF THOUSANDS OF

PEOPLE THAT SAY, YES, I

WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

IN THE WORLD TODAY.

WHEN YOU CALL AND JOIN,

I'VE GOT SOMETHING FOR

YOU.

AND IT'S REALLY WONDERFUL.

IT'S AN AMAZING D.V.D.

SERIES CALLED "THE SECRET

KINGDOM."

IN THIS D.V.D. ARE ALL OF

THE TEACHINGS THAT MY

FATHER HAS DONE ON VIDEO,

FROM HIS BEST-SELLING BOOK

CALLED "THE SECRET

KINGDOM."

IT IS MY FAVORITE BOOK

THAT HE HAS EVER WRITTEN.

AND IN IT HE OUTLINES THE

PRINCIPLES THAT JESUS LAID

DOWN IN THE BIBLE.

AND THOSE PRINCIPLES HAVE

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YEARS.

I WANT YOU TO HAVE IT.

IT'S YOURS WHEN YOU JOIN

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CALL US: 1-800-700-7000.

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HE WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU.

HE WILL NOT PERMIT THE

GODLY TO SLIP AND FALL."

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