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The 700 Club - September 8, 2017

A young father is shocked by 12,000 volts and his family is left with only one option. Then, the American hero who ran through gunfire to save the life of a six-year-old Iraqi girl. Read Transcript


Gordon: COMING UP,

TEXAS IN THE AFTERMATH OF

HURRICANE HARVEY.

CBN NEWS HAS THE LATEST

FROM THE SCENE.

> AND THEN...AFTER A

FREAK ACCIDENT...

MY FIRST QUESTION WAS,

IS HE ALIVE?

Gordon: ...A YOUNG

FATHER IS SHOCKED BY

12,000 VOLTS, AND HIS

FAMILY IS LEFT WITH ONLY

ONE OPTION.

COME ON BACK TO US.

Gordon: ON TODAY'S

"700 CLUB."

Gordon: WELL, WELCOME

TO "THE 700 CLUB."

HURRICANE IRMA HAS

WEAKENED TO A CATEGORY 4,

BUT IT IS STILL A VERY

DANGEROUS STORM AS IT

HEADS STRAIGHT FOR

FLORIDA.

AND EXPERTS ARE WARNING

THAT COULD BE DEVASTATING.

Terry: FLORIDA'S

GOVERNOR IS WARNING

RESIDENTS TO FOLLOW

EVACUATION ORDERS, AND

PEOPLE WHO ARE STAYING PUT

ARE GETTING READY FOR WHAT

COULD BE THE STORM OF

THEIR LIVES.

CHARLENE AARON BRINGS US

THE STORY.

Charlene: HURRICANE

IRMA HAS MOVED WITHIN

STRIKING DISTANCE OF SOUTH

FLORIDA, WHERE RESIDENTS

ARE BOARDING UP HOMES,

GRABBING DWINDLING

SUPPLIES OF BOTTLED WATER,

AND BATTLING FUEL

SHORTAGES, SEEKING TO GET

OUT OF HARM'S WAY.

PIK I'M VERY SCARED.

I'M TRYING TO GET AS FAR

NORTH AS POSSIBLE.

Charlene: FLORIDA'S

GOVERNOR IS STRESSING THE

POWERFUL STORM COULD BE AN

HISTORIC DISASTER, AND

RESIDENTS SHOULD LISTEN TO

MANDATORY EVACUATIONS.

REMEMBER HURRICANE

ANDREW AS ONE OF THE WORST

STORMS IN THE HISTORY OF

FLORIDA.

THIS STORM IS MUCH WORSE.

Charlene: IRMA IS

LIKELY TO MOVE UP THE EAST

COAST OF FLORIDA, WITH A

POTENTIAL THREAT TO

GEORGIA AND THE CAROLINAS.

AFTER DOING SERIOUS DAMAGE

IN THE CARIBBEAN.

IT IS THE STRONGEST

HURRICANE EVER RECORDED IN

THE ATLANTIC OCEAN.

WITH 170 MILE-AN-HOUR

WINDS, IT DEVASTATED

ISLANDS LIKE ST. MARTIN

AND BARBUDA.

THE ENTIRE COUNTRY HAS

BEEN DECIMATED.

IT IS THE WORST TIME IN

ALL OF MY LIFE.

I WOULD NOT WANT THIS

AGAIN.

WE WERE PRAYING THE

WHOLE TIME.

HOW ARE WE GOING TO

SURVIVE AFTER THIS?

Charlene: IN PUERTO

RICO, THE STORM LEFT

NEARLY A MILLION PEOPLE

WITHOUT POWER, AND IT

COULD BE FOUR TO SIX

MONTHS IN SOME AREAS

BEFORE IT IS RESTORED.

AND HERE IN THE U.S., THE

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

WARNS THAT SOME LOCATIONS

HIT BY IRMA COULD BE

INHABITABLE FOR WEEKS OR

MONTHS, DUE TO POWERFUL

WINDS, AND THAT STRUCTURAL

DAMAGE TO BUILDINGS, WITH

MANY WASHING AWAY, IS

POSSIBLE IN SOME COASTAL

AREAS.

MAJOR PREPARATIONS ARE

UNDER WAY.

IN ADDITION TO FLORIDA,

THE GOVERNOR OF GEORGIA

DECLARED A STATE OF

EMERGENCY FOR HIS ATLANTIC

COAST.

AND THE GOVERNORS OF SOUTH

AND NORTH CAROLINA HAVE

DECLARED STATE OF STATES OF

EMERGENCY.

THERE IS NO GAS OR

WATER.

THE GROCERY STORES ARE

EMPTY.

THEY HAVE SECURITY GUARDS

AND POLICE AT HOME DEPOT.

THEY ARE RIOTING FOR

PLYWOOD DOWN THERE.

Charlene: BUT FLORIDA

IS THE MAIN AREA IN IRMA'S

PATH.

AND CBN'S "OPERATION

BLESSING" IS STOCKING UP

FOR ITS RELIEF AND

HUMANITARIAN AID AS WELL.

OUR TEAM SPENT THE DAY

MOVING IN TRUCKLOADS OF

WATER INTO FLORIDA.

WE HAVE FOOD, SUPPLIES,

WATER, PERSONAL HIJACKER HYGIENE

SUPPLIES, AND WELL GO TO

THE HARDEST HIT

COMMUNITIES, PROVIDING

THEM WITH LIFE-SUSTAINING

RESOURCES.

Charlene: CHARLENE

AARON, CBN NEWS.

Gordon: IT DOES MAKE

YOU WONDER WHAT IN THE

WORLD IS GOING ON?

THE NUMBER OF DISASTERS

THAT WE'RE SEEING.

JUST THIS MORNING, AN

EARTHQUAKE OFF OF MEXICO.

8.1 TO 8.2.

FEARS OF TSUNAMIS.

THE WILDFIRES IN

MONTANA -- THAT'S A STORY

YOU DON'T HEAR TOO MUCH.

BUT 500,000 ACRES.

THE WILDFIRES IN OREGON,

LOS ANGELES.

THEN THE DEVASTATION OF

HARVEY, ONE OF THE MOST

SEVERE STORMS IN THE

HISTORY OF THE UNITED

STATES.

AND THEN RIGHT ON TOP OF

IT, IRMA.

AND IF IRMA HITS ON THE

TRACK THAT WE'RE TALKING

ABOUT, THIS IS ONE MONSTER

STORM.

YOU HEARD THE GOVERNOR

TALK ABOUT ANDREW.

FROM THE REPORTS I'VE

HEARD, IT'S LIKE TWO AND A

HALF ANDREWS CAN SIT

INSIDE OF IRMA.

THAT'S HOW BIG THIS STORM

IS, HOW WIDE IT IS.

AND A CATEGORY 4 WITH A

STORM SURGE, YOU ARE

TALKING ABOUT DEVASTATION.

AND THEN IF IT KEEPS GOING

UP THROUGH GEORGIA, THE

CURRENT TRACK INTO

TENNESSEE, YOU'RE TALKING

MASSIVE FLOODING.

THIS IS A DISASTER ON

BIBLICAL PROPORTIONS.

AND WHAT, AS CHRISTIANS,

ARE WE TO DO?

NUMBER ONE, PLEASE PRAY.

CAN THIS STORM DISSIPATE?

CAN IT EVEN WEAKEN EVEN

FURTHER?

LET'S NOT BE SATISFIED IT

HAS WEAKENED TO A CAT 4,

CAT 4 IS STILL A VERY

DANGEROUS STORM.

AND THEN, CAN WE HELP

PEOPLE IN NEED?

CAN WE SAY, WE'RE HERE FOR

YOU?

WE'RE NOT JUST GOING TO

PRAY; WE'RE GOING TO DO

THINGS TANGIBLY.

YOU JUST HEARD ABOUT HOW

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS

MOBILIZING IN OCALA,

FLORIDA.

THAT'S WHERE OUR MAIN BASE

IS, TO SUPPLY RELIEF

SUPPLIES FOR HURRICANES.

IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART

OF IT, NOW IS THE TIME TO

DO IT.

YOU CAN CALL US:

1-800-700-7000.

WE HAVE PEOPLE STANDING BY

ON THE PHONES RIGHT NOW TO

TAKE YOUR CALL.

AND ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS

SAY, I WANT TO GIVE TO THE

DISASTER RELIEF FUND FOR

"OPERATION BLESSING."

SO CALL US RIGHT NOW.

HAVE A CREDIT CARD READY.

WE ALSO HAVE cbn.com

WHERE YOU CAN GO AND YOU

CAN GIVE A DESIGNATED GIFT

INTO THAT DISASTER RELIEF

FUND.

AND THAT'S A DESIGNATED

GIFT.

IT IS GOING TO HELP PEOPLE

IN NEED, WHETHER THAT'S

HURRICANE HARVEY, THE

TEAMS THAT ARE GOING INTO

MEXICO TO HELP WITH THAT

EARTHQUAKE, OR WHAT IS

BEING PREPARED RIGHT NOW

IN OCALA TO HELP WITH

IRMA.

DO IT NOW.

CALL: 1-800-700-7000.

> IN OTHER NEWS, THE

TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS

TAKEN A STAND IN A VERY

WIDELY WATCHED RELIGIOUS

LIBERTIES CASE.

WENDY GRIFFITH HAS THAT

STORY.

Wendy: THANKS,

GORDON.

THE ADMINISTRATION IS

SUPPORTING A COLORADO

BAKER WHO DECLINED TO MAKE

A CAKE FOR A SAME-SEX

WEDDING.

THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT HAS

FILED A BRIEF ON BEHALF OF

JACK PHILLIPS IN HIS

UPCOMING SUPREME COURT

CASE.

THE DEPARTMENT SAYS

FORCING HIM TO MAKE SUCH A

CAKE WOULD VIOLATE HIS

CONSCIOUS RIGHTS.

86 MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

HAVE ALSO FILED A BRIEF IN

SUPPORT OF PHILIPS.

HE SAYS HIS RELIGIOUS

BELIEFS ON MARRIAGE

PREVENTED HIM FROM MAKING

THE CAKE.

EVERY AMERICAN SHOULD

BE ABLE TO CHOOSE WHICH

ART THEY WILL CREATE AND

WHICH ART THEY WILL NOT

CREATE WITHOUT FEAR OF

BEING UNJUSTLY PUNISHED BY

THE GOVERNMENT.

A GOVERNMENT THAT TELL

US YOU WHAT YOU CAN'T SAY

IS BAD ENOUGH.

BUT A GOVERNMENT THAT

TELLS YOU MUST SAY AND

WHAT YOU MUST DO AND

PUNISHES IF YOU DON'T, IS

FRIGHTENING.

THAT KIND OF STATE POWER

SHOULD SCARE ALL OF US.

NO MATTER WHERE WE STAND

ON THIS ISSUE.

Wendy: LAWYERS FROM

ALLIANCE DEFENDING FREEDOM

ARE REPRESENTING PHILLIPS.

THEY EXPECT ORAL ARGUMENTS

TO BE SCHEDULED LATER THIS

FALL.

> THAT WEDDING CAKE CASE

YOU JUST HEARD ABOUT SHOWS

JUST HOW IMPORTANT JUDGES

CAN BE.

THEY CAN SHAPE LAWS FOR

GENERATIONS.

AS PAUL STRAND REPORTS

FROM WASHINGTON, CRITICS

SAY THAT'S WHY SENATE

DEMOCRATS ARE BLOCKING

MANY OF PRESIDENT TRUMP'S

CHOICES FOR FEDERAL

JUDGES, AND WHY GRASSROOTS

CONSERVATIVES ARE FIGHTING

BACK.

Reporter: THERE ARE

MORE THAN 140 VACANCIES IN

THE FEDERAL JUDICIARY

RIGHT NOW.

THERE ARE PLENTY OF

NOMINEES, BUT IT IS THAT

THE DEMOCRATS ARE HOLDING

UP ALMOST THE ENTIRE PACK

AND IT IS SHEAR POLITICS.

CANDIDATE DONALD TRUMP

PROMISED TO PICK

CONSTITUTIONALISTS FOR

JUDGES AND JUSTICES.

AND THE PRESIDENT HAS

FOLLOWED THROUGH.

BUT WITH DEMOCRATS

OPPOSING SO MANY OF HIS

NOMINEES, THE GROUP

"CONCERNED WOMEN FOR

AMERICA" BROUGHT DOZENS OF

LADIES TO CAPITOL HILL TO

LOBBY THEIR SENATORS TO DO

WHATEVER IT TAKES TO BREAK

THE LAW JAM.

KERRY SEVARINO SAID THAT

DEMOCRATS ARE INDEED

STALLING SOME OF THE

PRESIDENT'S JUDICIAL

CHOICES.

PRESIDENT TRUMP STARTED

WITH ABOUT 100

NOMINATIONS, AND HE ALMOST

GOT 50%, AND WE HAVE

SEVERAL MORE WE KNOW ARE

COMING.

THEY FORCED EVEN PEOPLE --

THEY'RE FORCED PEOPLE TO

JUMP THROUGH HUGE HURTLES.

Reporter: SOME SENATE

DEMOCRATS HAVE EVEN GONE

AFTER NOMINEES' RELIGION.

SENATOR AL FRANKEN AND

OTHERS IN ESSENCE SAID,

CATHOLICS NEED NOT APPLY.

REALLY PERSECUTING THESE

AMAZING JUDGES, LIKE TONY

BARACK, FOR THEIR CATHOLIC

FAITHFULNESS.

Reporter: AND THEY

EVEN HELD UP DAVID NGY.

THERE WAS NO DEBATE TO

BE HAD.

HE HAD 100 VOTES.

THAT'S THE KIND OF THICK THING

THAT IS REALLY

FRUSTRATING.

IT ECHOES HERE IN THE

HALLS OF THE U.S. SENATE.

IN ROOMS LIKE THIS AND IN

COMMITTEE ROOMS.

IT DOESN'T GO FOR NOT.

Reporter: HE SAYS THE

BATTLE IS NO SMALL DEAL.

PRESIDENTS SERVE JUST FOUR

OR EIGHT YEARS, BUT NOT

THEIR JUDICIAL PICKS.

ALL OF THESE PEOPLE ARE

GOING TO BE ON THE BENCH

FOR LIFE.

AND THEY'RE THE ONES WHO

ARE DECIDING SO MANY

IMPORTANT CASES THAT ARE

COMING UP.

NOT ONLY INTO MY

CHILDREN'S LIFETIME, BUT

INTO MY GRANDCHILDREN'S

LIFETIME.

YOU THINK OF THE

SUPREME COURT, BUT YOU

FORGET 9 99% OR PLUS OF

CASES ARE DECIDED IN THE

JUDICIAL COURT LEVEL.

IT IS WONDERFUL WE HAVE

NEIL GORSUCH, BUT WE NEED

TO HAVE THE OTHER SEATS

FILLED WITH PEOPLE WITH

THE SAME HIGH PRINCIPLES

AND COMMITMENT TO THE

CONSTITUTION.

Reporter: GROUPS LIKE

THESE ARE HOPING

GRASSROOTS PRESSURE FROM

BELOW WILL HELP THEM TO

QUIT STALLING AND GET ON

THE MOVE.

Wendy: THANKS, PAUL.

> U.S. INTELLIGENCE HAS

CONCLUDED THAT IT IS,

QUOTE, "HIGHLY PROBABLE

THAT NORTH KOREA DID TEST

A HYDROGEN BOMB LAST

WEEKEND."

BUT EVEN BEFORE THAT TEST,

ONE GROUP OF SCIENTISTS

HAVE BEEN WATCHING FOR

EARTHQUAKES, AND THAT'S TO

SEE IF THE NORTH KOREANS

MIGHT BE TESTING POWERFUL

NEW WEAPONS.

ERIC GONZALES BRINGS US

THAT STORY.

Reporter: WHEN AN

EARTHQUAKE HAPPENS, A

SEISMOLOGISTS CAN USUALLY

PINPOINT ITS EPICENTER AND

TELL PEOPLE HOW LARGE IT

WAS.

BUT THEY DO A LOT MORE

THAN THAT.

ACCORDING TO THE SEISMA

SEISMALOGICAL TESTS COME

FROM THEIR TESTS.

WHEN A NUCLEAR BLAST

OCCURS, ENERGY WAVES ARE

CREATED, AND STUDYING THEM

CAN PINPOINT WHERE THE

EXPLOSION HAPPENED.

ON SEPTEMBER 10, 1996, THE

GENERAL ASSEMBLY ADOPTED

THE COMPREHENSIVE NUCLEAR

TEST BAN TREAT TREE, TREATY,

PREVENTING NUCLEAR TESTING

IN THE AIR, IN THE WATER,

AND EVEN UNDERGROUND.

THE VAST MAJORITY OF

NATIONS AROUND THE WORLD

WILL CREATE AN

INTERNATIONAL BARRIER

AGAINST NUCLEAR TESTING.

Reporter: HOWEVER,

NORTH KOREA'S ROGUE REGIME

IS THE ONLY COUNTRY TO

IGNORE THE RULES.

IT IS ONE LEADER IN THE

INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY --

Reporter: ASINA

SERBO -- IT HAS MORE THAN

300 MONITORING SITES

AROUND THE WORLD.

IT IS AN INDEPENDENT

INTERNATIONAL FRAMEWORK,

BUT GOVERNORS 166 THAT ARE

CLASSIFIED.

IT IS TRUE, NORTH KOREA IS

YET TO SIGN THE AGREEMENT.

Reporter: HE ADDS IT

WAS HIS ORGANIZATION THAT

DISCOVERED AND RELAYED

INFORMATION ABOUT NORTH

KOREA'S TESTING OF NUKES

IN 2006, 2009, AND 2013.

AND THAT DATA WAS SENT TO

ALL 183 COUNTRIES WHO WERE

PART OF THE ORGANIZATION

WITHIN A FEW HOURS, FASTER

THAN NORTH KOREA COULD GO

PUBLIC ABOUT ITS OWN TEST.

COUNTRIES GET INFORMATION

LIKE ITS LOCATION, THE

MAGNITUDE, THE TIME, AND

THE DEPTH WAVE OF THE

SHOCKWAVES.

THE ORGANIZATION NEVER

TELLS THE COUNTRY WHICH

POLICIES TO CREATE.

SCIENTISTS SIMPLY GIVE THE

COUNTRY ITS DATA AND LET

THEM REACH THEIR OWN

CONCLUSIONS.

ERIC GONZALES, CBN NEWS,

WASHINGTON.

Wendy: INTERESTING.

THANKS, ERIC.

> HERE AT HOME, WHILE

ALL EYES ARE FOCUSED ON

HURRICANE IRMA, "OPERATION

BLESSING" IS STILL AT WORK

HELPING PEOPLE IN TEXAS.

THEY'RE WORKING IN CITIES

LIKE ROCKPORT, BEAUMONT,

AND PORT ARTHUR.

AND THE CLEANUP OPERATIONS

HAVE BEEN ENORMOUS.

BUT PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN

THESE AREAS ARE EXTREMELY

GRATEFUL FOR "OPERATION

BLESSING'S" HELP.

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS

EXTREMELY A BLESSING.

NOT ONLY WERE THE YOUNG

GUYS AND LADIES HELPING,

THEY WERE SO KIND AND NICE

AND UNDERSTANDING ABOUT

YOUR LOSS.

IT IS NOT JUST CLEANING

UP.

WE UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS

A LOSS FOR YOU.

IT IS A LOSS FOR MY

FAMILY.

Wendy: GORDON, IT IS

SO GOOD TO SEE THAT O.B.

IS STILL HELPING THOSE WHO

NEED SO MUCH HELP AFTER

ALL OF THE DESTRUCTION

THAT HARVEY CAUSED.

AND IT IS GOING TO BE A

WHILE.

Gordon: IT IS GOING

TO BE A WHILE.

AND "OPERATION BLESSING"

IS ASKING SPECIFICALLY FOR

VOLUNTEERS TO COME HELP

WITH THE CLEANUP EFFORT IN

PORT ARTHUR AND BEAUMONT,

TEXAS.

SO IF YOU WANT TO BE A

PART OF IT, FOR VOLUNTEER

INFORMATION, ALL YOU HAVE

TO DO IS GO TO THE WEBSITE

"OPERATIOWEBSITE

operationblessing.org,

AND YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE.

WE ENCOURAGE YOU, AS WE'RE

GETTING READY NOT JUST FOR

FURTHER RELIEF EFFORTS FOR

HURRICANE HARVEY IN TEXAS,

BUT MANAGING RELIEF

EFFORTS FOR THE ENTIRE

STATE OF FLORIDA.

IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART

OF IT, JUST CALL US RIGHT

NOW: 1-800-700-7000.

SAY, I WANT TO BE A PART

OF "OPERATION BLESSING"

DISASTER RELIEF.

WE HAVE PEOPLE ON THE

PHONES RIGHT NOW TAKING

CALLS.

SO CALL US NOW:

1-800-700-7000.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, UP NEXT,

HEART RENTIN RENDING STORIES FROM

PEOPLE IN THE PATH OF

HARVEY.

I NEVER HAD IT LIKE

THIS.

I FEEL LIKE A HOMELESS

MAN.

I SEARCHED AND SEARCHED

AND SEARCH, TRYING TO FIND

FOOD FOR DAYS.

Terry: SEE HOW RELIEF

EFFORTS ARE SAVING LIVES

AND HEALING HEARTS, AFTER

THIS.

Gordon: WHENEVER

DISASTER STRIKES IN THE

WORLD, CBN'S "OPERATION

BLESSING" STRIKES BACK.

OUR "OPERATION BLESSING"

TEAMS HAVE BEEN ON THE

GROUND IN TEXAS SINCE

BEFORE HARVEY STRUCK, AND

WE'RE STILL THERE, HELPING

PEOPLE SURVIVE, SALVAGING

THEIR POSSESSIONS, AND

STARTING TO REBUILD THEIR

LIVES.

TAKE A LOOK.

IT COMPLETELY WIPED OUT

EVERYTHING.

EVERYTHING IS WITHIN TWO

FEET OF WATER.

I NEVER HAD IT LIKE

THIS.

I FEEL LIKE A HOMELESS

MAN.

Reporter: HURRICANE

HARVEY SLAMMED INTO

SOUTHEASTERN TEXAS WITH A

VENGEANCE.

RISING WATER CHASED

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE TWO

ROOFTOPS, AND OVERWHELMED

RESCUERS COULD NOT KEEP UP

WITH ALL OF THE CALLS FOR

HELP.

I SEARCHED AND SEARCHED

AND SEARCHED, TRYING TO

FIND FOOD FOR DAYS.

Reporter: MARY FISHER

DECIDED TO RIDE OUT THE

STORM IN HER MOBILE HOME

WITH THREE GRANDCHILDREN.

HER PROPERTY FLOODED, AND

SHE SAYS TWOWT THE WITHOUT THE

GENEROSITY OF "OPERATION

BLESSING," THEY WOULD HAVE

NOTHING TO EAT.

THIS IS THE FIRST TIME

I'M FOUND ANY KIND OF

FOOD, AND I'M SO GRATEFUL

FOR IT.

THANK YOU ALL SO VERY,

VERY MUCH.

Reporter: PASTOR DALE

MOORE SAW A LOT OF

DESTRUCTION IN HIS SMALL

TOWN OF TAFT, TEXAS.

TOGETHER WITH "OPERATION

BLESSING," PASTOR MOORE'S

CHURCH SPREAD THE LOVE OF

JESUS WITH FOOD, WATER,

AND NON-PERISHABLE ITEMS

LIKE CLOTHES AND SHOES.

WE'VE GOT FOLKS COMING

IN HERE AND GETTING

SUPPLIES, AND WE'RE

PRAYING WITH THEM AND

SHARING THE LOVE OF JESUS

WITH THEM.

AND WE'RE INVITING THEM TO

A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP

WITH THE LORD.

EVERYWHERE I'M HAPPY,

THERE ARE HAPPY FACES.

IT BROUGHT A LOT OF JOY TO

US.

Reporter: THIS O.B.

VOLUNTEER USED SOCIAL

MEDIA TO GET FRIENDS ON

BOARD TO JOIN "OPERATION

BLESSING" IN THEIR RELIEF

EFFORTS.

I REALLY, REALLY LOVED

HAVING YOU ALL HERE.

> IT BROUGHT A LOT OF

HAPPINESS TO MY HEART.

THANK YOU, "OPERATION

BLESSING," FOR COMING OVER

HERE AND HELPING OUR

COMMUNITY.

BECAUSE IT IS REALLY A

BLESSING.

YOU'RE A BLESSING TO ALL

OF US HERE, AND TO ME.

Gordon: WELL, THANK

YOU.

IF YOU'RE A MEMBER OF "THE

700 CLUB," YOU'RE A PART

OF THAT.

RIGHT NOW WE'RE ASKING YOU

TO DO A SPECIAL THING, TO

HAVE A SPECIAL GIFT FOR

THE HURRICANE RELIEF GOING

ON IN TEXAS RIGHT, FOR OUR

PREPARATIONS IN FLORIDA --

THESE ARE MASSIVE STORMS.

PEOPLE ARE GOING TO NEED A

LOT OF HELP.

AND YOU CAN BE A PART OF

IT.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CALL

US: 1-800-700-7000.

AND SAY, I WANT TO GIVE TO

THE "OPERATION BLESSING"

DISASTER RELIEF FUND.

AND WHETHER THAT'S IN

HARVEY IN HOUSTON OR

FLORIDA OR THE TEAM

GETTING READY TO GO INTO

MEXICO FOR THAT EARTHQUAKE

RELIEF, YOU'RE A PART OF

ALL OF IT.

SO CALL US:

1-800-700-7000.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, UP NEXT,

A YOUNG HUSBAND AND FATHER

IS HIT WITH 12,000 VOLTS

OF ELECTRICITY.

YOU GET TO THE

HOSPITAL, AND YOU COULD

JUST SMELL BURNT FLESH

EVERYWHERE.

THE DOCTOR TOLD US HE'S

NOT GOING TO MAKE IT.

Terry: WATCH HOW THIS

MIRACLE MAN DEFIES HIS

DOCTORS, WHEN WE COME

BACK.

Terry: ONE SECOND

ZACH SHORT WAS ABOUT TO

CLIMB UP ON A FARM

COMBINE, AND THE NEXT,

12,000 VOLTS OF

ELECTRICITY WAS SHOOTING

THROUGH THIS BODY.

AT ONE POINT DOCTORS TOLD

ZACH'S FAMILY HE WASN'T

GOING TO MAKE IT, BUT ZACH

DID MAKE IT, THANKS TO THE

POWER OF PRAYER.

Reporter: THE SOYBEAN

HARVEST WAS GOING AS

EXPECTED FOR ZACH SHORT

AND HIS CREW.

UNTIL A CALL CAME OVER THE

RADIO THAT A COMBINE HAD

STARTED SMOKING.

WHEN ZACH ARRIVED, HE WENT

TO CLIMB ON THE COMBINE TO

INVESTIGATE.

BUT NO ONE REALIZED IT HAD

COME IN CONTACT WITH A

LOW-HANGING POWER LINE.

12,000 VOLTS OF

ELECTRICITY SHOT THROUGH

ZACH'S BODY.

WITH ZACH'S HAND STILL

GRIPPING THE LADDER, THE

CREW USED A PLASTIC SHOVEL

TO PRY HIM FREE AND CALL

9-1-1.

SHANE PEARSON RESPONDED TO

THE CALL.

THE FIRST THING I

NOTICED RIGHT OFF THE BAT

IS HIS WORK BOOTS WERE

BLOWN OPEN.

HE WAS IN VERY CRITICAL

CONDITION AT THAT POINT.

Reporter: HE WAS

TRANSPORTED TO THE NEAREST

HOSPITAL.

AT TIME, HIS WIFE, JODY,

WAS AT HOME WITH THEIR

1-YEAR-OLD.

I GOT A PHONE CALL THAT

ZACH HAD BEEN IN AN

ACCIDENT.

AND MY FIRST QUESTION WAS,

IS HE STILL ALIVE.

HIS MOM SAID SHE DIDN'T

KNOW.

Reporter: JODY RUSHED

TO THE HOSPITAL WITH

ZACH'S PARENTS.

YOU GET TO THE HOSPITAL

AND YOU CAN JUST SMELL

BURNT FLESH EVERYWHERE --

IT'S PRETTY BAD.

THEY TOLD US HE WOULD

BE FLOWN TO A DIFFERENT

HOSPITAL.

THAT'S WHEN IT REALLY HIT

US THAT THIS IS NOT GOOD.

Reporter: ZACH WAS

LIFE-FLIGHTED TO A

HOSPITAL IN WICHITA,

KANSAS, AND ADMITTED INTO

THEIR BURN CENTER.

DR. ROBERT BINGHAM WAS THE

ATTENDING PHYSICIAN.

HE HAD SOME OF THE

DEEPEST ELECTRICAL

INJURIES I'D EVER SEEN.

BOTH OF HIS LOWER

EXTREMITIES WERE SEVERELY

BURNED.

ACTUALLY AREAS ON HIS FEET

AND ANKLES WERE CHARRED.

THE CHANCES OF LIVING WERE

NO BETTER THAN 5 50/50.

Reporter: THE DOCTORS HUT PUT

HIM IN A MEDICAL COMA AND

WORKED AROUND THE CLOCK.

I POSTED ON Facebook.

THAT'S THE MINUTE THE

PRAYERS STARTED.

Reporter: DOCTORS

WERE ABLE TO STABILIZE

ZACH, BUT HE WAS STILL IN

CRITICAL CONDITION.

THREE DAYS LATER, HE WENT

INTO CARDIAC ARREST.

THE NURSES PULLED ME IN

THE ROOM, AND -- WHILE HE

WAS CODING, AND THEY WERE

PERFORMING CHEST

COMPRESSIONS ON HIM.

WE WERE BEHIND HIM

RALLYING, COME ON, ZACH,

COME BACK TO US, ZACH.

AND THEN FINALLY THE NURSE

HAD SAID, WE'VE GOT A

PULSE.

Reporter: BUT AS

QUICKLY AS ZACH'S HEART

RECOVERED, HIS KIDNEYS

BEGAN SHUTTING DOWN AND

HIS LUNGS STARTED FILLING

WITH FLUID.

THE DOCTOR TOLD US,

HE'S NOT GOING TO MAKE IT.

HE BASICALLY TOLD US TO

TELL HIM GOOD-BYE.

SO I TOOK OUR DAUGHTER IN

AND TOLD HER THAT HE WAS

GOING TO HEAVEN.

Reporter: FRIENDS AND

FAMILY GATHERED AT THE

HOSPITAL AND WAITEDED FOR WAITED FOR

HIM TO PASS.

THEY SOON REALIZED GOD WAS

STILL AT WORK.

HIS BLOOD PRESSURE

STARTED TO COME UP, AND

OXYGEN SATURATION LEVELS

STARTED TO COME UP, AND HE

BEGAN TO STABILIZE.

THE DOCTOR SAID, I

THINK HE IS GOING TO MAKE

A LIAR OUT OF ME.

HE IS GETTING BETTER.

GOD WAS IN THE ROOM

WITH US.

HE WAS THERE.

AND HE WAS ANSWERING

PEOPLE'S PRAYERS.

THERE'S NO DOUBT IN MY

MIND THAT GOD TOUCHED ZACH

THAT NIGHT AND TURNED

THINGS AROUND AND GAVE HIM

A CHANCE.

Reporter: OVER THE

NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS, ZACH

CONTINUED TO IMPROVE.

HIS KIDNEYS STARTED

WORKING AND HIS LUNGS

STARTED TO EMPTY, AND THE

DOCTOR WAS, LIKE, I'VE

NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE

THIS BEFORE.

Reporter:

UNFORTUNATELY, DOCTORS HAD

TO AMPUTATE ZACH'S LOWER

LEGS BECAUSE OF INFECTION,

AND IT WOULD SAVE HIS

LIFE, BUT NOW THEY HAD

ANOTHER CONCERN: WHETHER

ZACH HAD SUFFERED BRAIN

DAMAGE.

THE ONLY WAY TO FIND OUT

WAS TO BRING HIM OUT OF

THE COMA.

WHEN I WOKE UP IN THE

HOSPITAL, IT WAS LIKE I

HAD A WHOLE BUNCH OF

DREAMS.

I KIND OF KNEW WHAT

HAPPENED, BUT NOT REALLY

AT THE SAME TIME.

MY WIFE WAS THE FIRST ONE

TO COME IN.

MY FIRST QUESTION WAS:

DO YOU REMEMBER ME?

AND HE SAID, OF COURSE.

I'M NOT GOING TO FORGET

YOU AND BRINLEY.

AND SHE SAID, YOU

REMEMBER YOU GOT SHOCKED

IN THE FIELD.

AND I REMEMBERED EXACTLY

WHAT HAPPENED.

Reporter: THE NEXT

THREE MONTHS WOULD BE HARD

AS ZACH STRUGGLED THROUGH

EXTENSIVE PHYSICAL THERAPY

AND MULTIPLE SURGERIES.

I WOULD DEFINITELY GET

ANGRY AND BREAK DOWN QUITE

A BIT.

I KEPT PRAYING AND

THOUGHT, THERE ARE A LOT

OF PEOPLE OUT THERE THAT

CARE ABOUT ME.

I HAVE A LOT TO LIVE FOR

STILL.

I HAVE TO JUST KEEP TRYING

AND GOD KIND OF SHOWED ME

THE LIGHT.

Reporter: THUNDE THEN ON

VALENTINE'S DAY, ZACH WAS

RELEASED TO GO HOME.

HIS TOWN WELCOMED HIM IN

THE STREETS.

I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT.

I BROKE DOWN.

BECAUSE THERE WERE PEOPLE

OUT THERE WITH SIGNS

SAYING, WE LOVE YOU, ZACH.

HE SAID, HOW AM I GOING

TO THANK ALL OF THESE

PEOPLE?

AND I SAID, FROM WHAT I

CAN SEE, THEY WANT TO

THANK YOU BECAUSE YOU

BROUGHT THEM BACK TO THEIR

FAITH.

Reporter: ZACH IS

THANKFUL FOR HIS NEW LEGS

AND IS THANKFUL TO GET

BACK TO FARMING.

AND HE AND JODY ARE

EXPECTING THEIR SECOND

CHILD, A BOY.

IF IT WASN'T FOR ALL OF

THE PRAYERS, GOD WOULDN'T

HEARD THAT WE NEEDED A

MIRACLE, AND WE WOULDN'T

HAVE RECEIVED THE MIRACLE

WE GOT.

YOU LOOK AT THE

DOCTORS' REPORTS AND HOW

BAD THE INJURIES WERE, AND

THERE IS NOTHING TO

EXPLAIN IT EXCEPT GOD

WATCHING OVER ME.

Terry: WE LIKE TO

SAY, YOU CAN NEVER BE TOO

DEAD FOR A RESURRECTION,

BUT THAT IS THE TRUTH.

WHAT AN AMAZING STORY OF

RESTORATION.

Gordon: AMAZING.

GOD HEALS AND RESTORES.

> HERE IS A STORY FROM

SPRING, TEXAS.

SHE SUFFERED FROM MIGRAINE

HEADACHES FOR MORE THAN 14

YEARS.

HER MOTHER WAS WATCHING

"THE 700 CLUB" LAST MONTH

AND HEARD TERRY GIVE A

WORD OF KNOWLEDGE.

SHE WATCHED THE PROGRAM

ONLINE AND THEN HEARD

TERRY SAY, "THERE IS

SOMEONE, YOU HAVE CHRONIC

HEADACHES AND IT IS LIFE

INTERRUPTING.

YOU HAVE TO CANCEL WORK

SOMETIMES.

YOU'RE EVEN NAUSEATED FROM

THEM.

YOU'VE HAD THEM FOR YEARS,

BUT TODAY IS YOUR DAY.

GOD IS HEALING YOU.

JUST LIFT UP YOUR HANDS

AND RECEIVE IT.

THE HEADACHE YOU HAVE

RIGHT NOW IS GOING TO BE

GONE IMMEDIATELY, AND THAT

IS HOW YOU'RE GOING TO

KNOW THIS IS YOU."

WELL, SHE RECEIVED THE

WORD OF KNOWLEDGE, AND SHE

HAS HAD NO HEADACHES

SINCE.

14 YEARS.

WATCHING ONLINE.

GOD WORKS MIRACLES.

Terry: THIS IS

VALERIE FROM NEW MEXICO.

SHE STARTED HAVING

DEGENERATION IN HER SPINE

IN 2006.

AND SHE'S HAD INCREASING

PAIN IN HER SPINE AND TAIL

BONE SINCE THEN.

SHE WAS WATCHING THIS

PROGRAM LAST JULY, AND

GORDON YOU GAVE THIS WORD:

"SOMEONE, YOU'VE GOT

DETERIORATING VERTEBRAE IN

YOUR SPINE.

YOU'RE LOSING CALCIUM AND

YOU'RE IN CONSTANT PAIN.

GOD IS ABLE TO RESTORE, SO

HE IS RESTORING BONE TO

YOU NOW.

HE IS RESTORING CARTILAGE

TO YOU.

HE IS RESTORING ALL OF THE

THINGS THAT YOU NEED TO BE

PAIN-FREE IN JESUS' NAME.

NOW, DO WHAT YOU COULDN'T

DO BEFORE.

YOU COULDN'T ROTATE THAT

SPINE WITHOUT PAIN.

DO IT NOW AND JUST SEE

WHAT GOD HAS DONE FOR YOU.

HE IS RELEASING IT NOW."

IMMEDIATELY THE PAIN IN

VALERIE'S SPINE AND TAIL

BONE WAS GONE.

SHE HAS NOT HAD A PROBLEM

SINCE THEN.

PRAISE GOD.

Gordon: YOU CAN TRUST

IN HIM.

YOU CAN TRUST IN HIM.

REALIZE HE IS YOUR VERY

PRESENT HELP IN TIME OF

NEED.

AND IF YOU HAVE A NEED

RIGHT NOW, LET'S JUST GO

TO HIM, AND THAT'S PRAY,

AND LET'S BELIEVE GOD.

LET'S BELIEVE HIS WORD AND

RECEIVE IT.

LORD, WE JUST LIFT PEOPLE

TO YOU RIGHT NOW.

AND, LORD, WE SPECIFICALLY

LIFT THOSE WHO HAVE

ANXIETY, THOSE WHO HAVE

CONCERNS, WORRY THAT IS

PLAGUING THEM, AND, LORD,

WE JUST ASK THAT THE PEACE

THAT SURPASSES ALL

UNDERSTANDING WOULD GUARD

THEM RIGHT NOW AND BE THE

PEACE FOR THEIR SPIRIT,

FOR THEIR MIND, FOR THEIR

WHOLE BEING.

LORD GOD, COME AND GIVE US

PEACE.

WE SEE SO MUCH IN THE WORD

TODAY THAT IS CAUSING

TROUBLE.

WE ASK FOR YOUR PEACE.

WE'RE ABLE TO SAY TO

STORMS, PEACE, BE STILL.

SO, LORD, GIVE US THAT.

AND NOW STRETCH FORTH YOUR

HAND TO DO MIRACLES FOR

YOUR CHILDREN.

FOR THIS IS THE CHILDREN'S

BREAD.

WE JUST ASK FOR

MIRACLE-HEALING POWER NOW.

IN JESUS' NAME.

THERE IS SOMEONE, YOU'VE

HAD A SEVERE INJURY TO

YOUR RIGHT ARM.

IT HAS AFFECTED EVERYTHING

FROM THE BY SE BICEP TO THE

ELBOW, AND THAT TREMENDOUS

PAIN YOU HAVE IS LEAVING

YOU NOW.

IT IS BEING LIFTED OFF OF

YOU.

LIFT THAT HAND TO THE LORD

RIGHT NOW, AND JUST

RECEIVE COMPLETE AND TOTAL

HEALING.

Terry: THERE IS

SOMEONE ELSE, YOU HAVE A

VERY STRANGE CONDITION,

AND IT HAS TO DO WITH

WARTS.

AND THEY JUST HAVE -- IT

IS PAINFUL FOR YOU TO

WALK.

IT IS PAINFUL FOR YOU TO

FIND THE RIGHT SHOES.

YOU'VE TRIED EVERYTHING TO

GET RID OF THESE THINGS.

THEY'RE NOT GONE.

BUT TODAY IS YOUR DAY.

JUST RECEIVE IT.

GOD IS TOTALLY TAKING OUT

OF YOUR SYSTEM WHATEVER IT

IS THAT HAS CREATED THAT

CONDITION TO FLOURISH LIKE

IT HAS IN YOUR BODY.

JUST RECEIVE THAT HEALING

RIGHT NOW AND REJOICE IN

THE LORD.

AND SOMEONE ELSE, YOU HAVE

SOME KIND OF CHRONIC SINUS

CONDITION, AND THEY'RE

TALKING ABOUT DRILLING UP

INTO YOUR SINUSES.

GOD IS HEALING THAT.

ALL OF THAT DRAINAGE AND

THAT BLOCKAGE IS COMING

OUT.

WHAT YOU COULDN'T DO

BEFORE, DO NOW: BREATHE IN

AND BREATHE OUT.

YOU'VE BEEN HEALED IN

JESUS' NAME.

Gordon: THERE IS

SOMEONE ELSE WITH A

CHRONIC CONDITION IN THE

EYES, RECURRING EYE

CONDITION AND TEARING AND

JUST GUNK THAT COMES INTO

YOUR EYES.

GOD IS TAKING ALL OF THAT

AWAY.

HE IS GIVING YOU NORMAL

EYES, NORMAL REACTION,

NORMAL FLUID FROM OUR

EYELIDS IN JESUS' NAME.

THERE IS SOMEONE ELSE,

YOUR NAME IS SYLVIA, AND

YOU HEARD THE WORD ABOUT

THE MIGRAINE HEADACHES,

AND YOU'RE SAYING, CAN YOU

SAY SOMETHING ABOUT

MIGRAINES.

AND I'M SAYING IT DIRECTLY

TO YOU, SYLVIA.

YOU'RE HEALED NOW.

GOD HAS HEARD YOUR CRY.

IN JESUS' NAME, BE HEALED

AND BE RESTORED NOW.

LORD, WE THANK YOU.

WE THANK YOU FOR THE

MIRACLES THAT YOU DO.

WE THANK YOU FOR THE PEACE

THAT YOU GIVE US.

WE THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT

YOU'VE DONE FOR US IN

JESUS' NAME.

AMEN, AND AMEN.

IF YOU'VE BEEN HEALED, IF

YOU'VE BEEN TOUCHED, WE

WANT TO SHARE YOUR GOOD

REPORT.

SO GIVE US A CALL:

1-800-700-7000.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, STILL

AHEAD, A HOLOCAUST

SURVIVOR LOSES EVERYTHING

SHE OWNS IN A FIRE.

SEE HOW SHE GETS HER LIFE

BACK TOGETHER.

THAT'S COMING UP P.

WELCOME BACK TO "THE

700 CLUB."

THE A POWERFUL EARTHQUAKE

STRUCK SOUTHERN MEXICO

THURSDAY NIGHT.

THE SHOCKWAVES COULD BE

FELT FOR HUNDREDS OF

MILES.

IT SPLIT BUILDINGS IN

HALF, TOPPLED HOMES TO THE

GROUND, AND SENT PEOPLE

RUNNING INTO THE STREETS

IN PANIC.

ONE MILLION PEOPLE ARE

REPORTEDLY WITHOUT POWER.

AUTHORITIES SAY THE 8.2

QUAKE KILLED AT LEAST 15,

BUT THE DEATH TOLL COULD

RISE.

[SPEAKING IN SPANISH

LANGUAGE]

Through Translator:

UNFORTUNATELY, WE HAVE

ALREADY RECEIVED REPORTS

OF LOSS OF HUMAN LIFE AND

OF MATERIAL DAMAGE THAT WE

CANNOT YET QUANTIFY.

WE WILL DO THAT IN THE

COMING HOURS AND DAYS, TO

LEARN WHAT DAMAGE THE

EARTHQUAKE HAS CAUSED.

Wendy: CBN'S

"OPERATION BLESSING" WILL

BE TAKING MOBILE KITCHENS

AND RELIEF SUPPLIES TO

MEXICO, WHERE THEY'LL HELP

RESIDENTS RECOVER FROM

THIS DEVASTATING QUAKE.

> MEANWHILE, O.B. IS

HELPING SOME OF PERU'S

POOREST CHILDREN GET

DRINKING WATER.

FOR SOME, A LAKE IS THEIR

ONLY SOURCE OF DRINKING

WATER WHILE THEY'RE AT

SCHOOL EACH DAY, BUT THE

LAKE IS FULL OF WASTE AND

HARMFUL BACTERIA AND CAN

MAKE THE KIDS VERY SICK.

THAT CHANGED WHEN

"OPERATION BLESSING" PUT PUT

FILTERS IN THE CLASSROOMS.

NOW CHILDREN CAN

CONCENTRATE ON THEIR

STUDIES AND NOT WORRY

ABOUT THE WATER.

YOU CAN LEARN MORE

ABOUT WHAT "OPERATION

BLESSING" IS DOING BY

VISITING THEIR WEBSITE AT

ob.org.

> GORDON AND TERRY WILL

BE BACK WITH MORE OF

TODAY'S "THE 700 CLUB"

RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Gordon: WHEN RITA'S

APARTMENT WAS CAUGHT ON

FIRE, SHE WAS TERRIFIED

SHE WOULD BE BURNED ALIVE.

SHE ESCAPED WITH HER LIFE,

BUT LOST EVERYTHING SHE

OWNED.

AND FOR THIS ELDERLY WOMAN

LIVING IN ISRAEL, THE

TRAUMA BROUGHT BACK

HORRIFIC MEMORIES OF THE

HOLOCAUST.

Reporter: RITA LOVES

SPENDING TIME WITH FRIENDS

IN HER APARTMENT IN

ISRAEL.

THEIR COMPANY HELPS HER

COPE WITH THE TRAUMATIC

MEMORIES SHE HAS OF THE

HOLOCAUST.

WHEN THE BOMBS STARTED

FALLING, IT WAS SO SCARY.

FIRE WAS EVERYWHERE.

Reporter: RITA'S

PARENTS QUICKLY LOADED HER

AND HER SISTER ON TO A

HORSE-DRAWN CART AND THEY

FLED TO THE DIRECTION OF

UKRAINE.

THEY WERE STOPPED BY

NAZIS, AND THEY FORCED

THEM TO WALK ALL THE WAY

BACK TO THEIR APARTMENT.

I SAW EVERYTHING,

PUBLIC HUMILIATION AND

EXECUTIONS AND VIOLENCE.

Reporter: A CHRISTIAN

NEIGHBOR WAS ABLE TO SNEAK

RITA'S FAMILY INTO THEIR

HOME.

THEY SAVED US, OUT OF

THE GOODNESS OF THEIR

HEARTS, AND I WILL NEVER

FORGET THAT.

Reporter: YEARS AFTER

SURVIVING THE HORRORS OF

THE HOLOCAUST, RITA MOVED

FROM MAL DOV MOLDOVA TO ISRAEL.

BUT BAD WIRING CAUSED AN

ELECTRICAL FIRE, AND

EVERYTHING SHE OWNED WAS

DESTROYED.

I WAS TERRIFIED, AND I

TRIED TO GET OUT AS FAST

AS I COULD.

BUT I HAVE TROUBLE

WALKING, AND I THOUGHT I

WOULD BURN UP.

I HAD NO IDEA WHAT I WAS

GOING TO DO.

I HAVE NO INSURANCE AND NO

MONEY.

EVERYTHING I HAD WAS LOST.

Reporter: SO CBN

ISRAEL GOT RITA BRAND NEW

APPLIANCES, INCLUDING A

STOVE, REFRIGERATOR, AND

WASHING MACHINE.

WE ALSO BOUGHT HER NEW

FURNITURE, AND A MORE

STABLE WALKER, WITH A SEAT

SHE CAN USE WHEN SHE NEEDS

TO TAKE A BREAK.

AND NOW SHE HAS NEW

FRIENDS THAT SHE INVITES

OVER TO ENJOY HER

APARTMENT.

I'M SO THANKFUL YOU

WERE WILLING TO HELP ME.

EMOTIONALLY I WAS

DESTROYED, BUT I HAVE

PEACE IN MY HEART NOW.

I WISH YOU GOOD HEALTH AND

PRAY YOU WILL CONTINUE TO

HELP OTHERS.

WHAT YOU DO IS SO

IMPORTANT.

Gordon: IF YOU'RE A

MEMBER OF "THE 700 CLUB,"

YOU'RE PART OF THAT.

IF YOU'RE NOT A MEMBER, I

INVITE YOU TO JOIN WITH

US.

A PORTION OF EVERY GIFT TO

"THE 700 CLUB" GOES TO THE

WORK OF "OPERATION

BLESSING."

ANOTHER PORTION GOES INTO

THE WORK OF CBN

INTERNATIONAL TO PREACH

THE GOSPEL AROUND THE

WORLD.

YOU'RE A PART OF

EVERYTHING WE DO WHEN YOU

JOIN WITH US.

SO IF THAT'S YOU, IF

THAT'S WHAT YOU WANT TO

DO, GIVE US A CALL:

1-800-700-7000.

AND FOR A GIFT OF $20 A

MONTH OR MORE, WE'LL SEND

TO YOU A WONDERFUL NEW

THING.

YOU'VE GOT TO SIGN UP FOR

PLEDGE EXPRESS TO GET

THIS.

IT IS CALLED "POWER FOR

LIFE" MONTHLY TEACHING

C.D.s, WHERE YOU GET

MONTHLY ENCOURAGEMENT OF

WHAT GOD'S WORD HAS FOR

YOU.

SO WE WANT YOU TO HAVE

THAT.

YOU HAVE TO JOIN PLEDGE

EXPRESS TO DO IT.

IF YOU WANT TO DESIGNATE A

GIFT FOR CBN ISRAEL, THERE

IS A PLACE ON THE GIVING

PAGE.

BUT RIGHT NOW WE ALSO

ENCOURAGE YOU TO DESIGNATE

A GIFT, A SPECIAL GIFT, TO

THE WORK OF "OPERATION

BLESSING" DISASTER RELIEF.

WE'VE GOT PEOPLE STANDING

BY ON THE PHONES RIGHT

NOW.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS PICK

UP THE PHONE AND CALL US:

1-800-700-7000 AND SAY,

YES, I WANT TO BE A PART

OF IT.

AND YOU CAN ALSO LOG ON

cbn.com AND THERE IS A

PLACE THERE WHERE YOU CAN

DESIGNATE THE GIFT TO

DISASTER RELIEF OR TO

ISRAEL, OR JUST BECOME A

MEMBER AND SAY, I WANT TO

BE A PART OF ALL OF IT.

TERRY?

Terry: UP NEXT, MEET

A FORMER MOBSTER WHO HAD

CRONIES WORKING THE

STREETS FOR HIM WHEN HE

WAS ONLY 15.

HERE HOW AN AUDIBLE VOICE

AND A VISION OF JESUS

CHANGED HIS LIFE FOREVER.

*

Gordon: WELL, WELCOME

BACK.

AS YOU CAN SEE, WE HAVE

PEOPLE STANDING BY THE

PHONES RIGHT NOW, WAITING

TO TAKE YOUR GIFT TO HELP

THOSE IN NEED, WHETHER IT

IS FOR FLORIDA, HURRICANE

IRMA, FOR HOUSTON, FOR

BEAUMONT, FOR PORT ARTHUR,

FOR HURRICANE HARVEY, FOR

THE EARTHQUAKE IN MEXICO.

YOU CAN BE A PART OF ALL

OF IT AND "OPERATION

BLESSING'S" DISASTER

RELIEF.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CALL

US: 1-800-700-7000.

> WELL, BRUNO ELRELLO

WAS A SEASONED MOBSTER BY

THE TIME HE WAS 16 YEARS

OLD.

AND THEN HE HEARD A VOICE

THAT CHANGED HIS LIFE

FOREVER.

Reporter: BRUNO GOT

INVOLVED IN ORGANIZED

CRIME AT A YOUNG AGE IN

TORONTO, CANADA.

BY THE TIME HE WAS 12,

BRUNO WAS SNEAKING HEROIN

INTO A MAX NU MAXIMUM PRISON.

BUT AFTER BEING HELD AT

GUN POINT, HE TURNED.

IT TAKES PLAC Gordon: PLEASE

WELCOME BRUNO TO "THE 700

CLUB."

IT IS GREAT TO HAVE YOU

WITH US.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH,

GORDON.

Gordon: HOW DO YOU

BECOME A MOBSTER WHEN

YOU'RE ONLY 15 YEARS OLD?

I WAS IN A ROUGH AND

TOUGH COMMUNITY IN

TORONTO.

THAT'S ALL THERE WAS OUT

THERE.

Gordon: WHEN I THINK

OF TORONTO, I JUST DON'T

THINK OF ROUGH AND TOUGH.

BUT MAYBE I JUST DON'T

KNOW IT.

YOU PROBABLY DON'T.

TORONTO BACK THEN, 40

YEARS AGO, IT WAS QUITE A

TOUGH CITY.

IT REALLY WAS.

Gordon: OKAY.

WELL, HOW DID YOU GET

STARTED?

HOW DID I GET STARTED?

WELL, I WAS LOOKING FOR A

ROLE MODEL.

I WAS THE ONLY SON IN THE

FAMILY.

I WAS LOOKING FOR A ROLE

MODEL.

AND I KIND OF FOUND IT ON

THE STREETS.

THAT'S HOW IT REALLY

BEGAN.

Gordon: SO YOU LOOKED

UP TO THE FOLKS THAT SEEM

TO HAVE POWER AND MONEY ON

THE STREET --

ABSOLUTELY.

Gordon: THEY WERE

YOUR IDOLS, AND YOU SAID,

I WANT TO BE LIKE THAT

GUY.

EXACTLY.

Gordon: THAT DIDN'T

WORK OUT FOR YOU, DID IT?

IT DIDN'T.

I PROBABLY GREW SOME

EXPERIENCE, THOUGH.

Gordon: I BET IT DID.

YOU HAD A DRAMATIC

ENCOUNTER, WHERE YOU HEARD

AN AUDIBLE VOICE.

YOU'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF

SOME KIND OF DRUG DEAL,

AND THEY THINK YOU'RE

GETTING READY TO ROB THEM,

AND SO THEY ATTACK YOU AND

YOU HEARD A VOICE.

WHAT DID THE VOICE SAY?

THE VOICE SAID, "IF YOU

LIVE BY THE SWORD, YOU DIE

BY THE SWORD."

Gordon: WOW.

HOW DID YOU REACT TO THAT?

DID YOU HAVE ANY CHRISTIAN

BACKGROUND TO KNOW THAT

WAS A QUOTE FROM JESUS IN

THE BIBLE?

I REALLY DIDN'T, TO BE

QUITE HONEST.

BUT THE MOMENT -- I HAD

ACTUALLY BEEN STABBED IN

THE STOMACH AND HELD AT

GUN POINT, AND JUST AFTER

THE STABBING, I HEARD THAT

VOICE.

AND IT WAS JUST KIND OF,

LIKE, WHERE DID THIS VOICE

COME FROM?

AND I GUESS IN TIME, I

FIGURED OUT IT WAS JESUS.

Gordon: WELL, LET'S

TALK ABOUT THAT TIME.

WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU AFTER

THAT?

I MEAN, HERE YOU'RE

STABBED IN THE STOMACH,

AND YOU CONFRONT THEM, AND

YOU SAY, I'M NOT -- AND

THEY FLEE FROM YOU.

YOU'RE STABBED AND THEY

HAVE A GUN, AND THEY RUN

AWAY FROM YOU, BUT WHAT

THEN CAUSED YOU -- YOU'VE

TAKEN A FAITH JOURNEY THAT

IS PRETTY INCREDIBLE.

WHAT THEN GOT YOU TO SAY,

WELL, THAT WAS JESUS

TALKING TO ME?

I THINK IT WAS KIND OF

LIKE AT THE END OF MY

ROPE.

IT WAS KIND OF LIKE THE

BOTTOM OF THE BOTTOM FOR

ME, AND THAT WAS JUST THE

TURNINGPOINT IN MY LIFE.

THAT JUST LED ME ON THE

PATH OF SURRENDER.

AND SO AT THAT POINT I

SAID, GOD, I'M GIVING IT

ALL TO YOU.

AND THEN I WOKE UP MY MOM

AT 4:00 IN THE MORNING AND

SAID, LISTEN, I'M GOING TO

BE A CATHOLIC PRIEST

BECAUSE THAT'S ALL THE

KIND OF BACKGROUND I KNEW

IN TERMS OF SERVING GOD.

Gordon: WHAT DID SHE

SAY TO THAT?

SHE WAS JUST EXCITED.

SHE WAS EXCITED FOR ME TO

BE HOME AND SET ON A

STRAIGHT AND NARROW PATH.

Gordon: YOU DIDN'T

BECOME A PRIEST, BUT YOU

BECAME A PASTOR?

CORRECT.

Gordon: HOW DID THAT

WORK OUT?

I WENT TO ST. STEVENS

UNIVERSITY, AND I WENT TO

A CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY,

THINKING I WAS GOING TO

SEMINARY.

AND THERE I MET THE LORD.

Gordon: ALL RIGHT.

WELL, TELL US ABOUT THE

KAIROS CONFERENCE YOU HAVE

COMING UP IN KANSAS CITY.

IT IS GOING TO BE AN

EXCITING CONFERENCE.

IT IS MORE THAN JUST A

CONFERENCE OR EVENT.

IT COMMEMORATES 40 YEARS

OF THE BIG ECUMENICAL

CONFERENCE IN KANSAS CITY

WHERE 50,000 PEOPLE

GATHERED IN ARROWHEAD

STADIUM.

IT CELEBRATES THE 500th

ANNIVERSARY OF THE

PROTESTANT MOVEMENT AND

THE MESSIANIC MOVEMENT AS

WELL.

Gordon: SO YOU'RE

TRYING TO BRING ALL THESE

GROUPS TOGETHER --

EXACTLY.

Gordon: WHAT GOT YOU

STARTED ON THAT?

I'M PART OF A GROUP

THAT USED TO MEET HERE

ANNUALLY CALLED THE

CHARISMATIC LEADERS

FELLOWSHIP.

AND THEY WERE THE PIONEERS

OF EVENTS THAT TOOK PLACE

AROUND THE U.S., THE

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

AND BEING PART OF THAT,

I'VE BEEN INVOLVED IN

CHRISTIAN UNITY AND

PROMOTING CHRISTIAN UNITY.

Gordon: YOU'RE TRYING

TO GET CATHOLICS AND

MESSIANIC BELIEVERS AND

PROTESTANTS AND

CHARISMATICS AND

EVANGELICALS ALL TOGETHER.

AND WHAT'S THE AIM OF

THAT?

THE AIM IS THAT THE

WORLD WOULD KNOW HIM

THROUGH OUR CHRISTIANITY.

THE WORLD IS SAYING, HEY,

WHY DON'T YOU GUYS GET IT

TOGETHER BECAUSE I SEE

YOU'RE DIVIDED.

AND WHY SHOULD I BE PART

OF THIS GROUP?

SO UNLESS WE KIND OF GET

IT TOGETHER, SO TO SPEAK,

WE'VE GOT NO BUY-IN.

IT IS GOING TO TAKE A

UNIFIED CHURCH TO HEAL A

DIVIDED WORLD.

Gordon: HOW CAN

PEOPLE GET INVOLVED?

THEY CAN REGISTER

ONLINE ATKairos2017.com.

IT IS MORE THAN JUST AN

EVENT.

IT IS A TIME TO WORK

TOGETHER WITH DIFFERENT

DENOMINATIONS AND

DIFFERENT CHURCHES.

Gordon: THAT THE

WORLD MAY KNOW -- I LIKE

THAT.

IT TAKES PLACE IN KANSAS

CITY, MISSOURI, FROM

OCTOBER 24th THROUGH

26th.

IF YOU WANT MORE

INFORMATION, GO TO

cbn.com.

> WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK

WITH YOUR E-MAIL, RIGHT

AFTER THIS.

Gordon: IF YOU WANT

TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE

RELIEF EFFORT FOR

HURRICANE HARVEY, THE

MOBILIZATION FOR HURRICANE

IRMA, WE'VE GOT PEOPLE

STANDING BY.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CALL

US: 1-800-700-7000.

AND SAY, I WANT TO GIVE TO

THE "OPERATION BLESSING"

DISASTER RELIEF FUND.

AND YOU CAN LOG ON TO

cbn.com EITHER WAY, DO

IT RIGHT NOW.

1-800-700-7000.

> NEW WE'VE GOT SOME

TIME FOR SOME QUESTIONS,

SO LET'S DO IT.

Terry: THIS IS FROM

JULIE WHO SAYS, "WHEN DO

YOU RECEIVE THE HOLY

SPIRIT?

DO YOU RECEIVE THE HOLY

SPIRIT IMMEDIATELY AFTER

INVITING JESUS INTO YOUR

LIFE?

OR DO YOU HAVE TO WAIT

UNTIL YOUR BAPTIZED.

I'VE ASKED JESUS INTO MY

HEART, BUT I DON'T KNOW IF

THE HOLY SPIRIT RESIDES IN

ME."

Gordon: IF YOU'VE

ASKED FOR IT, BELIEVE IT.

AND BELIEVE THAT THE HOLY

SPIRIT RESIDES IN YOU.

THERE IS A LOT OF THEOLOGY

HERE ABOUT THE IN-DWELLING

OF THE HOLY SPIRIT AND

WHEN DOES THAT OCCUR?

DOES IT OCCUR AT BAPTISM?

DOES IT OCCUR AT THE TIME

YOU CONFESS THAT JESUS IS

YOUR SAVIOR?

I GO WITH BOTH OF THOSE.

BUT THIS IS AN EXPERIENCE.

AND IF YOU HAVEN'T HAD THE

EXPERIENCE, I WOULD

ENCOURAGE YOU TO HAVE IT.

IT IS CALLED THE BAPTISM

IN THE HOLY SPIRIT, WHERE

THE GREEK IS LITERALLY

THAT YOU'RE COMPLETELY

IMMERSED IN THE POWER OF

GOD.

AND THIS ISN'T SOME

ONE-TIME THING.

THIS IS SOMETHING THAT YOU

CAN HAVE MULTIPLE

EXPERIENCES.

THE APOSTLES DID.

THEY HAD IT IN CHAPTER TWO

OF THE BOOK OF ACTS, AND

THEN THEY HAD IT AGAIN IN

CHAPTER FOUR OF THE BOOK

OF ACTS.

FOR YOU, ASK FOR IT.

AND IF YOU'VE ALREADY HAD

IT, ASK FOR IT AGAIN.

ASK FOR ALL OF THE HOLY

SPIRIT YOU CAN POSSIBLY

CONTAIN.

AND THEN WHEN YOU'RE IN

THE MIDDLE OF IT, JUST

SAY, LORD, I WANT EVEN

MORE.

YOU CAN'T RUN OUT OF

EXPERIENCES WITH HIM.

AND I ENCOURAGE YOU TO

HAVE IT.

Terry: OKAY, THIS IS

FROM JANET, WHO SAYS, "CAN

YOU JOIN ONE CHURCH IF

YOUR SPOUSE BELONGS TO

ANOTHER?"

BRINGING UNITY TO

HOUSEHOLDS ACROSS THE

COUNTRY.

Gordon: JANET, I

ENCOURAGE COUPLES TO GO TO

CHURCH TOGETHER.

IT WORKS BETTER THAT WAY.

BUT IF YOU WANT TO HAVE

DIFFERENT EXPERIENCES, YOU

WERE RAISED DIFFERENTLY,

THEN I DON'T SEE ANY

PROBLEM IF YOU WANT TO GO

TO DIFFERENT CHURCHES OR

DIFFERENT SERVICES.

AND GIVEN THAT MOST

CHURCHES HAVE MULTIPLE

SERVICE TIMES, WHERE YOU

CAN GO TO AN 8:00 SERVICE

OR A 9:30 SERVICE OR AN

11:00 SERVICE.

AGAIN, YOU CAN'T GET TOO

MUCH OF IT.

WHY NOT GO TO BOTH?

AND THAT WAY YOU CELEBRATE

TOGETHER AS A FAMILY.

> WE LEAVE YOU WITH

THESE WORDS FROM 1 JOHN 3:

"WHATEVER WE ASK, WE

RECEIVE FROM HIM BECAUSE

WE KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS

AND DO THOSE THINGS THAT

ARE PLEASING IN HIS

SIGHT."

GOD BLESS YOU.

WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN ON

MONDAY.

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