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The 700 Club - September 22, 2017

A mom, eight months pregnant, receives a cancer diagnosis. Watch a miracle unfold and see the prayers that saved two lives. Read Transcript


Gordon: COMING UP...

IT GREW, LIKE,

VIOLENTLY.

Gordon: A CANCER

DIAGNOSIS FOR A MOM EIGHT

MONTHS PREGNANT.

THIS IS IT.

I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO

DIE.

Gordon: WATCH A

MIRACLE UNFOLD.

WE HAVE TO DELIVER HIM

IN ORDER TO TREAT YOU.

Gordon: AND SEE THE

PRAYERS THAT SAVED TWO

LIVES.

IT IS GOING TO BE OKAY.

SHE IS GOING TO BE OKAY.

Gordon: OUR "SEVEN

DAYS ABLAZE" CONCLUDES...

I COULD LITERALLY FEEL

GOD HUGGING ME.

Gordon: ...ON TODAY'S

"700 CLUB."

*

Gordon: WELL, WELCOME

TO "THE 700 CLUB."

NORTH KOREA IS THREATENING

TO DETONATE A HYDROGEN

BOMB OVER THE PACIFIC

OCEAN.

IT IS THE LATEST

ESCALATION IN THE GROWING

TENSION BETWEEN THE UNITED

STATES AND NORTH KOREA.

Wendy: THE BOMB

THREAT COMES AFTER

PRESIDENT TRUMP IMPOSED

THE TOUGHEST SANCTIONS YET

ON THE ROGUE NATION, GOING

AFTER INDIVIDUALS,

COMPANIES, AND BANKS DOING

BUSINESS WITH NORTH KOREA.

NATIONAL SECURITY

CORRESPONDENT ERIC

GONZALES HAS THE STORY.

Reporter: THESE ARE

THE TOUGHEST SANCTIONS

WE'VE SEEN AGAINST KIM

JONG-UN.

PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYS FOR

MUCH TOO LONG NORTH KOREA

HAS BEEN ALLOWED TO USE

THE INTERNATIONAL

FINANCIAL SYSTEM TO FUND

ITS NUCLEAR MISSILE

PROGRAM.

President Trump:

FOREIGN BANKS WILL FACE A

CLEAR CHOICE: DO BUSINESS

WITH THE UNITED STATES OR

FACILITATE TRADE WITH THE

LAWLESS REGIME IN NORTH

KOREA.

AND THEY WON'T HAVE SO

MUCH TRADE.

Reporter: THE NEW

SANCTIONS NOT ONLY ALLOW

THE UNITED STATES TO GO

AFTER THOSE TRADING WITH

NORTH KOREA, IT CAN ALSO

FREEZE THE ASSETS OF

INDIVIDUALS AND BANKS AND

BUSINESSES DOING BUSINESS

WITH THE UNITED STATES.

PRESIDENT TRUMP PRAISED

CHINA.

CHINA IS NORTH KOREA'S

MAIN TRADING PARTNER,

WHICH ALLOWS THE REGIME TO

LAUNDER DRUGS AND ILLEGAL

MONEY.

President Trump: IT

WILL CUT OFF NORTH KOREA'S

EFFORTS TO DEVELOP THE

DEADLIEST WEAPONS KNOWN TO

HUMAN KIND.

Reporter: THE

PRESIDENT SAID THE

TREASURY DEPARTMENT WILL

TARGET INDUSTRIES LIKE

TEXTILES, INFORMATION

TECHNOLOGY, MANUFACTURING,

AND EVEN SHIPS COMING INTO

PORTS.

BEING ABLE TO BLOCK

FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS.

WE'LL BE WORKING VERY

CLOSELY WITH THE COAST

GUARD AND OTHERS ON THIS.

I'M NOT PREPARED TO GIVE

YOU A NUMBER, BUT IT IS

VERY SIGNIFICANT.

AND, FURTHER, WE CAN PUT

ACTIONS AGAINST PORTS AS

WELL.

Reporter: KIM JONG-UN

CALLED PRESIDENT TRUMP

DERANGED AND SAID IN A

STATEMENT THAT HE WILL PAY

DEARLY FOR HIS THREATS.

PENTAGON TOP BRASS TELL

CBN NEWS THE UNITED STATES

MUST STILL FACE THE

REALITY OF MILITARY

OPTION.

OUR FORCES THERE ARE

PREPARED TO FIGHT TONIGHT.

THEY HAVE THAT IRON-CLAD

ALLIANCE WITH THE REPUBLIC

OF KOREA AND JAPAN.

AND WE'RE PREPARED TO DEAL

WITH ANY OPTION OR

SITUATION THAT SHOULD

OCCUR ON THE KOREAN

PENINSULA.

Reporter: JUST THIS

WEEK JAMES MATTIS TOLD

MEMBERS OF HIS MILITARY,

WE NEED TO LET OUR

ADVERSARIES KNOW THAT IT

IS BETTER TO DEAL WITH THE

STATE DEPARTMENT THAN TO

DEAL IN COMBAT WITH THE

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE.

ERIC GONZALES, CBN NEWS,

WASHINGTON.

Gordon: WELL, LET US

PRAY THIS NEVER GETS TO BE

A SHOOTING WAR BECAUSE THE

CONSEQUENSES WOULD BE

ABSOLUTELY HORRIFIC.

JUST MAJOR A NUCLEAR

WEAPON GOING OFF IN SEOUL,

KOREA.

THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO

WOULD BE KILLED -- IT

WOULD BE STAGGERING.

AND EVEN IF A NUCLEAR

WEAPON DOESN'T GO OFF, THE

THE AMOUNT OF ARTILLERY

THAT NORTH KOREA HAS

TRAINED ON THE CAPITAL OF

SOUTH KOREA IS LITERALLY

BEYOND IMAGINING.

THEY COULD BLANKET-SHELL

THAT CITY IN THE SPACE OF

FIVE MINUTES.

THIS IS A POWDER KEG.

AND AS CHRISTIANS, WE NEED

TO PRAY FOR PEACE HERE.

ARE WE SEEING WARS AND

RUMORS OF WARS, NOT JUST

IN KOREA, BUT AROUND THE

WORLD, YES.

AND LET'S HOPE THIS ONE

STAYS AS A RUMOR OF WAR.

> THE SUPREME COURT MAY

SOON BE TAKING UP SOME

VERY IMPORTANT CASES

INVOLVING RELIGIOUS

LIBERTIES.

JOHN JESSUP HAS THAT STORY

FROM WASHINGTON.

John: GORDON, THAT

INCLUDES A GROWING NUMBER

OF CASES THAT INCLUDES

FORCING CHRISTIAN

BUSINESSES TO PROVIDE

SAME-SEX PEOPLE.

Reporter: IN THESE

TIMES, IT MEANS

INEVITABLY, THEY'RE GOING

TO END UP BEFORE THE

COURTS.

THE LEGAL EXPERTS LOOKED

AT SOME OF THE LIKELY

CASES, SUCH AS ONE

INVOLVING THE MASTERPIECE

CAKE SHOP.

THE STATE OF COLORADO

PUNISHED THE OWNER FOR

REFUSING TO MAKE A CAKE

FOR A SAME-SEX COUPLE.

THE SUPREME COURT HAS

SAID THAT THE FREE SPEECH

CLAUSE PROTECTS ALL KINDS

OF SPEECH, AND THAT

INCLUDES ARTISTIC

EXPRESSION.

JACK'S CAKES ARE ART.

HIS CAKE SHOP HAS BEEN

REFERRED TO AS AN ART

GALLERY OF CAKES.

IN THIS CASE, ALSO IN

ARLENE'S FLOWERS, JACK AND

BERNO, WOULD FACT SERVE

AND SELL PRODUCTS TO LGBT

COSTUMERS.

HE EVEN SOLD CUSTOM CAKES,

AS LONG AS IT WAS NOT PART

OF A SAME-SEX WEDDING.

IT IS HARD FOR ME TO

UNDERSTAND HOW A SAME-SEX

WEDDING IS NOT ABOUT

SAME-SEX PEOPLE, WHICH IS

ABOUT SEXUAL ORIENTATION.

ARE WE AS A SOCIETY,

GOING TO TURN EVERY

CHRISTIAN, JEW, MUSLIM,

INTO A MEMBER OF THE

K.K.K.?

IS THAT HOW WE WANT TO

HANDLE THIS IN OUR

SOCIETY?

Reporter: MEANWHILE,

THE SUPREME COURT MAY

DECIDE ON

SEPTEMBER 25th, WHETHER

OR NOT IT TAKES UP A

CALIFORNIA LAW THAT SAYS

IT BULLIES THE ABORTION

CENTERS.

TO NOTIFY THOSE WOMEN

WHO THEY'RE TRYING TO

HELP, THAT THEY COULD SEEK

AN ABORTION THROUGH A

STATE PROGRAM, AND THAT'S

UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

YOU CAN'T FORCE PEOPLE TO

ENGAGE IN THAT KIND OF

SPEECH.

Reporter: COURT

WATCHERS BELIEVE IF THE

HIGH COURT TAKES THE CASE,

IT COULD MEAN VICTORY FOR

THE PRO-LIFE CENTERS

BECAUSE THE JUDGES OFTEN

SIDE WITH FREE SPEECH.

WE'VE SEEN OTHER STATES

AND OTHER COURTS THAT HAVE

STRUCK DOWN THESE KINDS OF

LAWS, BUT CALIFORNIA

CONTINUES TO PERSIST IN

REALLY TRAMPLING ON THE

FREE SPEECH RIGHTS OF

THOSE WHO ARE INVOLVED IN

PRO-LIFE ISSUES.

Reporter: THE SUPREME

COURT IS GOING TO TAKE UP

AT LEAST ONE BIG RELIGIOUS

LIBERTY CASE, AND MAYBE

EVEN SEVERAL.

PAUL STRAND, CBN NEWS,

CAPITOL HILL.

Efrem: HURRICANE

MARIA IS HEADED TOWARDS

THE TURKS AND CAICOS

ISLANDS AND THE BAHAMAS

TODAY WITH 125

MILE-AN-HOUR WINDS.

IT HAS ALREADY LEFT A PATH

OF DESTRUCTION IN THE

CARIBBEAN, ALL WHY PEOPLE

IN MEXICO STILL TRY TO DIG

OUT FROM THIS WEEK'S

MASSIVE EARTHQUAKE.

HEATHER SELLS HAS THAT

STORY.

Heather: MARIA HAS

LEFT A DEFENSE TH DEVASTATING PATH IN

PUERTO RICO.

THE ELECTRICAL GRID IN

PUERTO RICO IS SMASHED,

AND UTILITY OFFICIALS

THERE WON'T EVEN BEGIN TO

COMMENT ON WHEN THE POWER

MIGHT COME BACK.

BECAUSE OF THE TERRITORY'S

DEBT CRISIS, THE ISLAND'S'S

POWER COMPANY ABANDONED

MOST BASIC MAINTENANCE IN

THE LAST THREE YEARS.

PUERTO RICO'S THREE

MILLION PEOPLE NOW BEGAN

THE TASK OF CLEANING UP.

MANY STREETS ARE SUBMERGED

OR IMPASSEABLE.

THE GOVERNOR HIMSELF

HEADED OUT OVERNIGHT WITH

THE NATIONAL GUARD TO

RESCUE FAMILIES.

THE COAST GUARD RELEASED

THIS DRAMATIC VIDEO,

SHOWING THE RESCUE OF

THREE PEOPLE FROM AN

OVERTURNED BOAT.

FOR MOST ON THE ISLAND

RIGHT NOW, A DESPERATE

NEED FOR SUPPLIES.

WE NEED DIESEL FOR THE

GENERATOR.

WE NEED LIGHT.

WE NEED WATER.

Reporter: FEMA PLANS

TO START FLYING MILITARY

PLANES TO THE ISLAND TO

DELIVER WATER, FOOD, AND

SHELTER.

CELL PHONE AND INTERNET

SERVICE HERE ARE ALMOST

NON-EXISTENT.

ON THE ISLAND OF DOMINICA,

MARIA IS BLAMED FOR AT

LEAST 15 DEATHS AND TOTAL

DEVASTATION.

TREES ARE U UPROOTED, AND

THERE IS DEBRIS

EVERYWHERE.

IF ANYONE IS LISTENING

TO ME, HELICOPTER SERVICES

ARE CRITICAL TO GET THE

SUPPLIES TO PEOPLE.

Reporter: AND

RECOVERY EFFORTS ARE UNDER

WAY IN MEXICO, THREE DAYS

AFTER AN EARTHQUAKE ROCKED

THE AREA AROUND THE

CAPITAL.

50 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN

RESCUED SO FAR, INCLUDING

THIS WOMAN.

FIREFIGHTERS EASED HER OUT

OF A HOLE IN A CEILING.

THE DEATH TOLL HAS CLIMBED

TO ABOVE 270.

WHAT IS AGONIZING FOR SO

MANY, WAITING TO FIND OUT

IF THEIR LOVED ONES ARE

ALIVE.

THIS WOMAN SAYS, I THINK

THAT IS WHAT KILLS US THE

MOST, IS THE DESPERATION

OF NOT KNOWING.

CBN'S "OPERATION BLESSING"

IS WORKING AT FOUR

DIFFERENT LOCATIONS IN THE

PUEBLA REGION.

THE NEEDS ARE CRITICAL AND

BASIC.

WATER IS NEEDED, AS IS

FOOD.

A MOBILE KITCHEN IS

SERVING 1,000 MEALS A DAY.

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS

ALSO HANDING OUT HYGIENE

SUPPLIES AND SHELTERING

THOSE UNABLE TO STAY IN

THEIR HOMES.

"OPERATION BLESSING'S"

DAVID DARG EXPLAINS.

LOCAL OFFICIALS HAVE

TOLD THE RESIDENTS AROUND

HERE IT IS NOT SAFE TO

STAY IN YOUR HOME, IF YOU

STILL HAVE A HOME.

THE TENTS YOU SEE AROUND

ME ARE VITAL.

Heather: "OPERATION

BLESSING" STAFF IS ALSO

WORKING IN OAXACA, WHERE

ANOTHER EARTHQUAKE STRUCK

EARLIER THIS MONTH.

HEATHER SELLS, CBN NEWS.

John: GORDON, AS

HEATHER JUST SAID, SO MANY

NATURAL DISASTERS, AND SO

MANY PEOPLE HURTING AND IN

NEED, AND "OPERATION

BLESSING" IS RIGHT THERE

ON THE SCENE.

Gordon: IF YOU WANT

TO BE A PART OF IT, WE'RE

OUT THERE IN YOUR NAME.

IF YOU WANT TO CONTRIBUTE

TO THE EFFORT, CALL US

NOW: 1-800-700-7000.

JUST SAY, I WANT TO GIVE

TO THE "OPERATION

BLESSING" DISASTER RELIEF

FUND.

CBN CENTER, VIRGINIA

BEACH, VIRGINIA, 23463.

OR YOU CAN GO TO cbn.com

BUT SPEED YOUR GIFT.

THERE ARE SO MANY

DIFFERENT AREAS WE'RE

WORKING, WHETHER THAT IS

IN TEXAS FOR STILL THE

RECOVERY FROM THAT

HORRIBLE HURRICANE, AND IN

FLORIDA, AND NOW THE

EARTHQUAKE IN ME MEXICO, AND

NOW MARIA HITTING THE

ISLANDS IN THE CARIBBEAN.

WE NEED HELP.

IF YOU WANT TO HELP THOSE

WHO NEED IT MOST, JOIN

WITH US.

1-800-700-7000.

WENDY?

Wendy: THAT GOODNESS

THEY ARE STILL FINDING

PEOPLE IN THE RUBBLE IN

MEXICO.

BECAUSE THOSE ARE THE

SCENES THAT GIVE YOU HOPE,

AND ALSO SEEING "OPERATION

BLESSING" THERE.

SO CONTINUE TO PRAY, AND

WE WILL AS WELL.

> UP NEXT, ECONOMIC

REVIVAL IN TWO RUST-BELT

CITIES, THROUGH IMMIGRANTS

AND FOOD.

FOLKS ARE COMING FROM

DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE

WORLD, AND THEY SOMETIMES

COOK BEAUTIFUL THINGS,

LIKE ALL OF THOSE LOVELY

THINGS ABOUT CULTURE AND

FAMILY AND HO HOSPITALITY IS

THROUGH FOOD.

Wendy: WE'LL SEE WHAT

IS COOKING WHEN WE COME

Gordon: THE THREAT OF

TERRORISM IS A KEY REASON

IMMIGRATION HAS BEEN A

MAJOR POLITICAL ISSUE IN

RECENT YEARS.

BUT THERE IS ANOTHER SIDE

TO THE STORY OF IMMIGRANTS

IN AMERICA, HOW THEY'VE

HELPED THEIR LOCAL

ECONOMIES.

CAITLIN BURKE BRINGS US

THAT STORY FROM THE RUST

BELT OF NEW YORK.

Reporter: UTICA, NEW

YORK, CALLS IT A PLACE

THAT LOVES REFUGEES.

THERE IS A HUMANITARIAN

SIDE TO THAT, AND ALSO

ECONOMIC.

IN THE '50S, THEY WERE

ROBUST, A LOT OF THINGS

GOING ON.

AND THEN AS YOU

PROGRESSED, WHETHER IT BE

THE KNITTING MILLS, IT

MIGRATED INTO GOING SOUTH

OR, AS WE KNOW NOW, IT IS

GLOBAL.

AND THEY'RE ACTUALLY OUT

OF THE COUNTRY.

Reporter: AFTER

DECADES OF DECLINE, THIS

RUST-BELT TOWN IS GROWING,

FUELED BY AN INFLUX OF

HIGHLY MOTIVATED LABOR.

WITHOUT REFUGEES AND

IMMIGRANTS, WITHOUT AN

INCREASE IN POPULATION,

THERE IS NO RECOVERY.

Reporter: SHELLEY

CALLAHAN IS THE EXECUTIVE

DIRECTOR OF THE MOHAWK

VALLEY RESOURCE CENTER FOR

REREFUGEES IN UTICA.

IT IS A PULL YOURSELF

UP BY YOUR BOOT STRAPS

SORT OF PROGRAM.

GET A JOB, HIT THE GROUND

RUNNING.

EVEN IF YOU DON'T KNOW ANY

ENGLISH, WE'VE FOUND WE

CAN WORK AROUND THAT WITH

EMPLOYERS.

BUT REFUGEES COME HERE

OWING THEIR AIRFARE BACK

TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

AND THAT BILL COMES DUE

SIX MONTHS POST ARRIVAL.

Reporter: ALI CAME TO

THE U.S. AS AN IRAQ

REFUGEE AND EVENTUALLY

SETTLED IN UTICA.

IN MY COUNTRY, BECAUSE

OF THE WAR, THE BUSINESS

IS CLOSED.

STILL, THE BUILDING THERE

HAS DUST IN IT.

Reporter: ALI TOOK

SOME CLASSES AND GOT A JOB

QUICKLY.

BUT AFTER ONLY A FEW

WEEKS, HE REALIZED HE

WOULD RATHER USE HIS

SKILLS AS AN ENTREPRENEUR

TO OPEN A NEW RESTAURANT

IN UTICA.

A LOT OF PEOPLE, THEY

KNOW WHAT THE NAME IS, BUT

THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT IT

COMES FROM.

IT IS MIDDLE EAST FOOD.

Reporter: ABOUT AN

HOUR WEST IN SYRACUSE, NEW

YORK, A NEW RESTAURANT AND

TRAINING PROGRAM, CALLED

"WITH LOVE," TEACHES

REFUGEES, IMMIGRANTS, AND

LOW INCOME STUDENTS, THE

SKILLS NEEDED TO LAUNCH

THEIR OWN FOOD BUSINESSES.

ADAM IS THE PROGRAM

MANAGER AND CAME UP WITH

THE PROJECT.

Reporter: TODAY IT IS

PAKISTANI FARE.

IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS,

WHO KNOWS.

FOLKS ARE COMING FROM

DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE

WORLD.

AND THEY SOMETIMES COOK

BEAUTIFUL THINGS AND

CONNECT WITH WHAT THEY

LOVE ABOUT THEIR CULTURE,

AS OPPOSED TWO WHA TO WHAT YOU SEE

ON THE TV, ALL OF THE

THINGS HIDDEN FROM THE

CAMERAS, THE THINGS ABOUT

CULTURE AND FAMILY AND

HOSPITALITY, THROUGH FOOD.

Reporter: THE

STUDENTS TURN OVER EVERY

THREE TO FINE MONTHS.

ON THE FRONT END, THEY

EMPLOYEE AN ENTREPRENEUR

AND RESIDENT.

THAT STUDENT COMES UP WITH

THE MENU AND REALLY RUNS

THE BUSINESS, LEARNING

EVERYTHING FROM WORKING

THE LINE BACK IN THE

KITCHEN TO NEGOTIATING

RENT.

THE END GOAL IS FOR

THAT PERSON TO GO AND OPEN

THEIR OWN PLACE IN THE

NEIGHBOR.

Reporter: SARAH HAS

LEFT LAHORE, PAKISTAN,

AFTER BECOMING PERSECUTED

FOR BECOMING A CHRISTIAN.

MY FAMILY AND EVERYONE

WANTED TO KILL ME.

I HAVE BEEN HIT MANY TIMES

FROM FAMILY MEMBERS.

NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS,

GOD WAS ALWAYS WITH ME.

HE SAVED MY LIFE.

Reporter: ROBIN SAYS

GOD OPENED DOORS FOR HER

TO COME TO THE U.S., AND

IS STILL OPENING DOORS AS

SHE WORKS TO BE SUCCESSFUL

HERE.

I NEVER THOUGHT ONE DAY

I WOULD OPEN UP MY OWN

RESTAURANT AND I WOULD

WORK HERE.

BUT AS I CAME HERE AS A

REFUGEE, I THOUGHT I

NEEDED TO LEARN A SCHOOL

FOR MY LIFE.

AND I LOVE TO GO TO

SCHOOL.

Reporter: ROBIN AS HAS

ALREADY STARTED THE

PROCESS OF OPENING HER OWN

RESTAURANT, AND TALKING TO

PEOPLE ABOUT HER VISION.

I WANT TO BRING THE

PAKISTANI VIBE TO THE

RESTAURANT, WITH THE FOOD.

Reporter: THEY HOPE

PEOPLE WILL BE DRAWN TO

INVEST THEIR TIME AND

MONEY IN THE URBAN CORE OF

SYRACUSE.

RATHER THAN ALL OF

THOSE PROFESSIONALS LIVING

OUT THERE AND NOT LIVING

IN THE CORE, WE BRING IT

INTO THE CITY.

Reporter: TWO

RUST-BELT CITIES, AND

THOUSANDS OF REFUGEES, WHO

WITH JUST A SMALL AMOUNT

OF SUPPORT, WANT TO BECOME

MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY.

Gordon: WHAT A

WONDERFUL STORY, SHOWING

THE OTHER SIDE OF THE

IMMIGRATION ISSUE.

MAYBE WE NEED TO CHANGE

OUR SLOGAN FROM "BRING US

YOUR TIRED AND WEARY," TO

BRING US YOUR

ENTREPRENEURS.

WE ARE A NATION OF

IMMIGRANTS.

AND HOW CAN WE HELP PEOPLE

WHO ARE IN NEED?

IF I LIVED IN SYRIA TODAY,

I WOULD BE DESPERATELY

TRYING TO GET OUT.

AND HOW DOES THE WORLD

DEAL WITH THAT?

IT IS NOT JUST A U.S.

PROBLEM OR A EUROPEAN

PROBLEM.

IT IS A WORLD PROBLEM.

Wendy: WHO DOESN'T

LIKE HUMUS AND TA TABULIE?

Gordon: YOU CAN TELL

I LOVE FOOD.

I LOVE THE MIDDLE EASTERN

FOOD AND LATIN-AMERICAN

FOOD, AND LATELY I

DISCOVERED PERUVIAN FOOD.

Wendy: A YOUNG WIFE

AND MOTHER GETS

DEVASTATING NEWS FROM HER

DOCTOR.

SHE DEVELOPED MATASI TO

THE LUNGS AND THE BRAIN.

Wendy: WATCH HOW THIS

WOMAN WAS HEALED OF

TERMINAL BRAIN CANCER,

AFTER THIS.

Wendy: ALL THIS WEEK

AT CBN, WE'VE BEEN

CELEBRATING "SEVEN DAYS

ABLAZE".

WE FOCUS ON PRAYING FOR

YOU, OUR PARTNERS AND

VIEWERS.

AND RIGHT HERE ON THE AIR,

AND ALSO IN OUR NOON

CHAPELS AT REGENT

UNIVERSITY.

YESTERDAY OUR FEATURED

SPEAKER WAS NONE OTHER

THAN CHARLIE DANIELS

HIMSELF, TAKE A LOOK.

I WAS RAISED IN A

CHRISTIAN FAMILY.

AND FROM THE TIME OF MY

EARLIEST REMEMBRANCES, I

HAD HEARD THE PHRASE

"JESUS DIED FOR OUR SINS."

AS I LOOKED BACK, I

ACCEPTED IT AS A FACT,

ALTHOUGH I REALLY HAD

LITTLE COMPREHENSION OF

WHAT IT ACTUALLY MEANT.

IT SEEMED TO ME I HEARD SO

MUCH ABOUT THE WRATH OF

GOD AND SO LITTLE ABOUT

THE LOVE OF GOD.

IT ALL JUST SEEMED SO

IMPOSSIBLE, I FINALLY JUST

WALKED AWAY.

I NEEDED TO TRY TO WORK

OUT MY OWN SALVATION, AND

I BELIEVE THAT EVERY

PERSON HAS TO DO THAT.

LIKE THE OLD SONG SAYS,

"YOU GOT TO WALK THAT

LONESOME VALLEY."

YOU'VE GOT TO GO THERE BY

YOURSELF.

AIN'T NOBODY HERE GOING TO

GO THERE FOR YOU.

JESUS HAS SAID HE IS THE

WAY, THE TRUTH AND THE

LIFE.

NO MAN COMES TO THE FATHER

EXCEPT THROUGH HIM.

HE DID NOT SAY "A WAY," "A

TRUTH," OR "A LIFE."

Wendy: CHARLIE IS

SUCH A GRACIOUS MAN AND SO

TALENTED.

TODAY'S FEATURED CHAPEL

SPEAKER IS OUR VERY OWN

PAT ROBERTSON.

WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN US

AT NOON IN THE REGENT

UNIVERSITY CHAPEL.

TO JOIN US ON LINE, GO TO

cbn.com AT NOON.

YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS

THAT.

GORDON?

Gordon: WELL, ASHLEY

HOLFORD WAS TWO WEEKS

PREGNANT WHEN SHE WAS

DIAGNOSED WITH STAGE FOUR

BRAIN CANCER.

SUDDENLY SHE WAS FACING

THE POSSIBILITY OF LOSING

HER OWN LIFE AND THE LIFE

OF HER UNBORN SON.

BUT WHAT SHE DIDN'T

REALIZE IS THAT SHE WAS ON

THE VIRGE OF RECEIVING NOT

JUST ONE, BUT TWO

MIRACLES.

Reporter: FIREFIGHTER

DAVE AND HIS WIFE, ASHLEY,

MARRIED IN 2004, WITH

DREAMS OF STARTING A

FAMILY AND BUILDING A LIFE

TOGETHER.

THEIR WHOLE WORLD CHANGED

ONE DAY WHEN ASHLEY

NOTICED A KNOT ON HER

NECK.

IT WAS VERY TINY.

MY IMMEDIATE THOUGHT WAS A

LYMPH NODE.

I THOUGHT, OH, GREAT, I'M

GETTING SICK.

Reporter: DOCTORS

PRESCRIBED ANTIBIOTICS,

WHICH SEEMED TO WORK.

BUT WHEN SHE GOT PREGNANT,

THE KNOT RETURNED.

HE PUT ME ON ANOTHER

ROUND OF ANTIBIOTICS, AND,

AGAIN, THE KNOT SEEMED TO

RESPOND TO THAT.

BUT WHEN I WAS EIGHT

MONTHS PREGNANT, IT GREW,

LIKE, VIOLENTLY.

IT GOT REALLY BIG.

Reporter: IT ALSO

BECAME PAINFUL, SO HER

DOCTOR DID A BIOPSY AS A

PRECAUTION.

ASHLEY GOT A CALL FROM HER

DOCTOR THE NEXT DAY.

THE VERY FIRST THING HE

ASKED ME IS, HE SAID, IS

DAVID WITH YOU.

AND INSTANTLY, I KNEW

THEN.

HE SAID, IT'S MALIGNANT.

BUT THEN JUST A

WORLD-WIND OF EMOTIONS,

HARD TO EVEN EXPLAIN.

EVERYTHING FROM ANGER TO

FEAR TO DISBELIEF.

MY WIFE AND MY UNBORN

CHILD HERE ARE MY WHOLE

WORLD.

AND NOW SUDDENLY THAT IS

JUST TURNED UPSIDE DOWN.

Reporter: SURGERY WAS

SCHEDULED IMMEDIATELY TO

REMOVE THE MASS.

BUT FIRST THEIR SON NEEDED

TO BE DELIVERED.

ASHLEY'S PRIMARY CONCERN

WAS FOR HER UNBORN BABY,

ESPECIALLY HIS

UNDERDEVELOPED LUNGS.

I TOLD HER -- I SAID,

NO, WE'RE NOT DELIVERING.

I SAID, HE IS ONLY 32

WEEKS.

I SAID HE IS NOT READY.

HE IS WAY FAR FROM READY.

SHE TRIED TO CALM ME DOWN

AND ASSURE ME, AND SHE

SAID, HE HAS TO BE

DELIVERED.

SHE SAID, WE HAVE TO

DELIVER HIM IN ORDER TO

TREAT YOU.

Reporter: MUCH TO THE

MEDICAL STAFF'S SURPRISE,

HARLEY, NOW 33 WEEKS OLD,

CAME INTO THE WORLD NOT

ONLY BREATHING, BUT

SCREAMING AND KICKING.

I ALWAYS SAY THAT WAS

OUR FIRST MIRACLE.

THAT WAS OUR FIRST PRAYER

ANSWERED, AND THE FIRST

THING WE SAW GOD REALLY

DO.

Reporter: HARLEY'S

BIRTH WAS A VICTORY.

BUT THEY KNEW THEY WOULD

NEED MORE THAN ONE MIRACLE

FOR HIS MOTHER TO SURVIVE.

FOUR DAYS AFTER HARLEY'S

BIRTH, ASHLEY WOKE UP FROM

SURGERY.

SHE AND DAVE WERE RELIEVED

TO LEARN THAT HER TUMOR,

NOW THE SIZE OF A

SOFTBALL, HAD BEEN REMOVED

SUCCESSFULLY.

AFTER SHE RECOVERS, WE

GET BACK TO NORMAL, WITH A

NEW BABY.

SHE CAN BE A MOM.

I'M THINKING, EVERYTHING

IS GOING TO BE OKAY.

MY WIFE IS GOING TO BE

OKAY.

Reporter: FIVE WEEKS

LATER, WHILE AT THE

HOSPITAL CARING FOR

HARLEY, WHO WAS VERY SICK

WITH A RESPIRATORY

ILLNESS, ASHLEY BEGAN

SEEING DOUBLE.

DR. DEBRA MILLER ORDERED

C.T. SCANS AND FOUND THE

CANCER HAD SPREAD.

AT THAT POINT SHE WAS

STAGE FOUR.

AND IT WAS UP INTO HER

SINUS AND INTO THE BRAIN.

THIS IS IT.

I THOUGHT, I HAVE BRAIN

CANCER.

I THOUGHT, I'M GOING TO

DIE.

YEAH, IT GOT BAD QUICK.

BUT I NEVER FELT LIKE GOD

LEFT ME, BUT I KNEW THIS

IS BAD, THIS IS REAL BAD.

ALL I COULD DO IS LAY IN

BED CRYING AND PRAYING.

AND I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT

I PRAYED.

I WAS JUST PLEADING WITH

GOD TO HELP IN THIS

SITUATION.

Reporter: ASHLEY

STARTED A REGIME OF

CHEMOTHERAPY AND

RADIATION.

BUT HER SCANS SHOWED THE

TUMORS GROWING AND

MULTIPLYING.

THE ACTUAL REPORT SAID,

"INNUMERABLE TUMORS

PRESENT."

Reporter: THE DOCTOR

CHANGED HER TREATMENT, BUT

DIDN'T OFFER MUCH HOPE FOR

SUCCESS.

WE KNEW THE CHANCES OF

THIS WOULD REOCCUR, AND AT

THAT TIME, IF IT IS

RECURRING, IT IS TERMINAL.

Reporter: DAVE

STRUGGLED WITH HIS FAITH

AS HE WATCHED HIS WIFE

SUFFERING.

UP UNTIL THIS POINTS, I

WAS JUST PLEADING WITH

GOD.

PLEASE HEAL ASHLEY.

PLEASE HEAL HER.

PLEASE SAKE THIS CANCER

AWAY.

I CAN REMEMBER HAVING

TO LITERALLY CRAWL ON MY

HANDS AND KNEES UP THE

STAIRS TO GET TO THE

BATHROOM OR MY BEDROOM.

BECAUSE I COULD NOT WALK,

IT HURT SO BAD.

Reporter: MEANWHILE,

THE COUPLE'S CHURCH

STARTED FASTING AND

PRAYING DAILY FOR ASHLEY'S

HEALING.

THANK YOU, FATHER.

I REMEMBER PRAYING ONE

DAY, LORD, WHATEVER YOUR

WILL IS, I SAID, THAT'S

WHAT I WANT.

SO IF IT IS FOR ASHLEY NOT

TO MAKE IT, I PRAYED THAT

SHE WOULDN'T BE IN A LOT

OF PAIN.

I REMEMBER PRAYING THAT.

AND I REMEMBER SITTING

HERE AND I FELT LIKE I

COULD LITERALLY FEEL GOD

HUGGING ME.

AND I NEVER FELT THAT

BEFORE.

I THINK DURING THAT

PRAYER, THAT IS THE

CLOSEST I'VE EVER BEEN

WITH THE LORD BECAUSE I

COULD LITERALLY FEEL HIS

ARMS WRAP AROUND ME.

I COULD ALMOST HEAR HIM

SAY, IT'S GOING TO BE

OKAY.

SHE'S GOING TO BE OKAY.

Reporter: AFTER A

MONTH OF PRAYER, ASHLEY

WENT BACK IN FOR MORE

SCANS.

AND ON THAT SCAN, I

STILL HAD ALL OF THE

TUMORS, BUT THERE WAS SOME

SHRINKAGE ON SOME OF THEM.

AND THAT WAS THE VERY

FIRST SCAN THAT WE FELT

ANYTHING POSITIVE.

Reporter: JUST FOUR

MONTHS LATER, ASHLEY WAS

IN REMISSION.

DR. MILLER WAS AMAZED.

SHOCKED.

I MEAN ECSTATIC, BUT WITH

HER PROGNOSIS, I WAS

CONCERNED THAT SHE WOULD

NOT GET A RESPONSE.

Reporter: ASHLEY HAS

REMAINED CANCER-FREE SINCE

2009.

I HAD AN OLDER PARTNER,

AND HE ASKED ME -- HE

SAYS, YOU ARE TELLING ME

YOU CARRIED THIS YOUNG

WOMAN WITH THIS TERMINAL

CANCER.

I SAID, NO, SIR, I'M THE

NOT TELLING YOU THAT.

IT WAS LIKELY DIVINE

INTERVENTION, AND THEN GOD

USES US AS TOOLS IN ORDER

TO AFFECT HER CURE.

I'M NOT SO ARROGANT TO

THINK THAT IT WAS ME.

Reporter: FERTILITY

SPECIALISTS TOLD THE

COUPLE THEY COULD NEVER

HAD MORE CHILDREN.

BUT HARLEY PRAYED ANYWAY.

I WOULD WAKE UP, AT

BREAKFAST, LUNCH, AND

SUPPER, AND BEFORE I WENT

TO BED, I WOULD SAY A

PRAYER AND I WOULD ALWAYS

PRAY FOR A SISTER.

Reporter: THEN IN

FEBRUARY OF 2012, ASHLEY

GOT A CALL FROM HER DOCTOR

ABOUT A ROUTINE BLOOD

TEST.

SHE SAYS, ASHLEY,

SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH

YOUR LAB WORK.

AND I SAID WHAT?

AND SHE SAYS, IT SAYS YOUR

PREGNANT.

Reporter: AFTER A

TROUBLE-FREE PREGNANCY,

GRACE WAS BORN, AND SHE

WAS JOINED BY ELI FIVE

YEARS LATER.

THE COUPLE SAY THEY KNOW

FIRSTHAND THAT PRAYER

CHANGES EVERYTHING.

EVERYDAY THINGS, GIVE

IT TO GOD.

GIVE IT TO HIM.

I KNOW FROM MY BEST PAST

EXPERIENCE WITH THE LORD,

HE IS GOING TO TAKE CARE

OF THINGS.

I DON'T HAVE WORRY ABOUT

IT.

WHEN SOMEBODY SAYS, CAN

YOU PRAY FOR ME, I TAKE

THAT TO HEART.

BECAUSE I THINK ABOUT ALL

OF THE PEOPLE WHO PRAYED

FOR ME, AND THE OUTCOME,

AND HOW GOD ANSWERED THAT

PRAYER, AND IT REALLY

CHANGED HOW I PRAY FOR

PEOPLE.

Gordon: MIRACLES WILL

REALLY CHANGE HOW YOU

PRAY.

IT WILL REALLY CHANGE HOW

YOU VIEW LIFE.

THERE IS A REAL SECRET

HERE.

AND THAT SECRET IS IN

DAVE'S PRAYER.

HERE HE IS, AND HE IS JUST

CRYING OUT.

HE SEES HIS WIFE SUFFER,

AND, BOY, HAVE THEY EVER

GONE THROUGH IT.

HE FINALLY GETS TO THE

POINT OF NOT ARGUING WITH

GOD ANYMORE, BUT JUST

SAYING, OKAY.

IF YOU'RE GOING TO TAKE

HER, COULD YOU DO IT

QUICKLY.

AND THAT'S AN INCREDIBLE

PRAYER.

BUT IT'S A PRAYER THAT

SHOWS TOTAL SURRENDER.

TO SAY, I TRUST YOU, NO

MATTER GOOD OR BAD IT IS.

I TRUST YOU.

SO OFTEN WHEN WE PRAY,

WE'RE ARGUING WITH GOD,

WE'RE PLEADING WITH GOD,

WE'RE BARGAINING WITH GOD.

ALL THAT IS SAYING IS WE

DON'T UNDERSTAND THE

BARGAIN THAT HAS ALREADY

BEEN MADE, AND IT HAS BEEN

DONE.

JESUS PAID THE PRICE.

AND WHEN YOU BARGAIN WITH

HIM, YOU'RE SAYING, I

DON'T BELIEVE THAT.

AND OWN THAT, HE PAID THE

PRICE.

BY HIS STRIPES, WE ARE

HEALED.

SO WHEN WE COME TO HIM IN

PRAYER, COME WITH THE

UNDERSTANDING THAT YOU CAN

TRUST HIM.

YOU DON'T NEED TO JUDGE

THE OUTCOME.

YOU CAN TRUST HIM.

AND WHEN YOU SHOW THAT

ABSOLUTE, COMPLETE TRUST,

BOY, DOES MIRACLE POWER

BREAKTHROUGH FOR YOU.

AND THAT BREAKTHROUGH IS

WONDERFUL.

HOW DO YOU GET IT?

TRUST.

WHICH IS ANOTHER WAY TO

SAY FAITH.

AND FAITH CAN ALSO BE

SPELLED R-I-S-K, RISK.

YOU TRUST HIM NO MATTER

WHAT.

YOU'RE SAYING, I'M ALL IN

WITH YOU, NO MATTER THE

OUTCOME.

I TRUST YOU.

NOW, GOD HAS GOT A NAME

FOR EVERY HUMAN NEED.

AND HE SET ALL OF THAT OUT

IN THE BIBLE SO THAT WE

COULD FIND THE PROMISE

RELATED TO HIS NAME.

SO IF YOU NEED HEALING, HE

IS JEHOVAH RAFFA, AND IF

YOU NEED PROVISION -- ALL

OF THOSE THINGS ARE THERE

AS A GUIDE FOR US IN OUR

PRAYER.

SO WE PRAY KNOWING HE HAS

ALREADY NAMED THE ANSWER.

HE IS THE NAME OF THE

ANSWER.

SO ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS

CALL ON THAT NAME, AND YOU

GET THE THING THAT YOU

NEED.

NOW, IT IS OUR WEEK OF

PRAYER.

WE'RE GOING TO PRAY FOR

YOU.

BEFORE WE PRAY, WE'RE

GOING TO LIST SOME NEEDS.

AND WE ALREADY KNOW THAT

GOD IS THE ANSWER TO EVERY

NEED.

SO WE'RE JUST GOING TO

LIFT THEM ALL TO HIM.

HERE IS SOMETHING ASKING

FOR PRAYER FOR A

17-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER WHO

HAS BLOOD CLOTS, AND

DEPRESSION.

ANOTHER, MY SON TO BE

HEALED OF CONSTANT

STABBING CHEST PAIN.

AND THEN TRUE FORGIVENESS,

RECONCILIATION BETWEEN

FAMILY MEMBERS.

GOD IS THE GOD OF

RECONCILIATION.

COMFORT AND STRENGTH, MY

HUSBAND OF 60 YEARS PASSED

AWAY.

AND GOD IS THE GOD OF ALL

COMFORT.

Wendy: SOMEONE NEEDS

HEALING WITH A FOOT

NEUROPOTHY.

AND HEALING OF SLEEP APNEA

APNEA.

Gordon: AS WENDY AND

I AGREE, YOU AGREE WITH

US.

GOD WANTS TO ANSWER

PRAYER.

HE WANTS TO BE YOUR ALL IN

ALL.

JESUS, WE JUST COME TO

YOU, AND WE ASK FOR THOSE

WHO HAVE WRITTEN OUT THESE

REQUESTS, FOR HEALING FOR

THEMSELVES AND THEIR

FAMILY MEMBERS.

WE LIFT UP FAMILIES TO

YOU, AND ASK FOR

RECONCILIATION, THAT

HEARTS WOULD TURN AND

THERE WOULD BE JOY IN THE

HOME AGAIN.

FOR THOSE WHO NEED

FINANCIAL PROVISION, YOU

ARE THE GOD WHO PROVIDES

ALL OF OUR NEED, ACCORDING

TO YOUR RICHES AND GLORY.

YOU ARE THE ANSWER TO

EVERY HUMAN NEED.

SO NOW WE ASK THAT YOU

WOULD JUST STRETCH FORTH

YOUR HAND TO DO MIRACLES

TODAY.

AND, LORD, WE JUST

DECLARE, WITH

THANKSGIVING -- WE THANK

YOU THAT YOU ARE THE

ANSWER.

AND WE TRUST IN YOUR

UNFAILING LOVE.

WE TRUST YOU WITH EVERY

OUTCOME.

SO DO MIRACLES TODAY, FOR

WE ASK IT IN JESUS' NAME.

> THERE IS SOMEONE, YOU

HAVE EXTREME PAIN IN YOUR

RIGHT SHOULDER.

AND IT GOES DOWN INTO THE

RIGHT OF YOUR BACK.

I DON'T KNOW IF IT IS

RELATED TO THE BONES AND

THE SCAPULA OR THE RIBS,

BUT GOD KNOWS AND HE IS

JUST TOUCHING YOU RIGHT

NOW.

YOU JUST FELT A TOUCH

GOING TO THAT SHOULDER,

AND THE PAIN JUST RELIEVED

AND LEFT OFF OF YOU.

NOW DO WHAT YOU COULDN'T

DO BEFORE, AND REALIZE YOU

HAVE BEEN COMPLETELY

HEALED.

YOU'VE GOT FULL MOBILITY

IN THAT RIGHT ARM.

DO WHAT YOU COULDN'T DO

AND JUST RECEIVE IT NOW.

Wendy: THERE IS

SOMEONE, YOU'VE GOT AN

INFECTION ON YOUR TONGUE,

AND IT IS FROM A PIERCING,

AND YOU'RE BLAMING

YOURSELF BECAUSE YOU KIND

OF FELT LIKE YOU SHOULDN'T

DO IT.

GOD IS TELLING YOU HE

LOVES YOU AND HE IS GOING

TO HEAL IT.

Gordon: THERE IS

SOMEONE WITH AN INFECTION

IN THE LINING OF THE

BRAIN.

IT STARTED OUT IN THE

SINUS CAVITIES.

GOD IS ABLE, AND HE IS

HEALING IT.

HE IS RESTORING BONE.

HE IS RESTORING ALL THAT

YOU NEED RIGHT NOW IN

JESUS' NAME.

Wendy: THERE IS

SOMEONE BEING HEALED OF

FOOT FUNGUS.

AND THERE IS ALSO A LADY

WHO HAS BEEN CRYING OUT

FOR A BABY.

THE DOCTORS HAVE TOLD YOU

IT IS NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE,

BUT THE LORD SAYS ALL

THINGS ARE POSSIBLE WITH

ME.

JUST PUT YOUR HAND ON YOUR

BELLY, AND ACCEPT WHAT THE

LORD IS DOING FOR YOU.

Gordon: LORD, WE ASK

THAT YOU GIVE ABILITY TO

COUPLES WHO ARE CRYING OUT

FOR CHILDREN.

GIVE THEM THE POWER TO

GIVE LIFE.

> LORD, WE THANK YOU.

WE THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU

HAVE DONE FOR US.

THE SACRIFICE YOU MADE FOR

US.

WE THANK YOU FOR IT IN

JESUS' NAME.

AMEN AND AMEN.

IF YOU'VE BEEN TOUCHED BY

GOD, SHARE YOUR GOOD

REPORT.

I ALWAYS LIKE TO TELL

PEOPLE WHAT GOD IS DOING

IN THE WORLD TODAY.

SO CALL US:

1-800-700-7000.

Wendy: THE STORY THAT

WE AIRED RIGHT BEFORE WE

PRAYED, WE SAID IT WAS TWO

MIRACLES, BUT I ACTUALLY

THINK IT WAS THREE --

Gordon: MAYBE FOUR.

THERE WAS ANOTHER BOY

AFTER THE GIRL.

Wendy: THERE WAS

ANOTHER BOY AFTER THE

GIRL?

I MISSED THAT.

GOD WAS JUST SHOWING OFF.

WE LOVE THAT, WHEN GOD

DOES THAT.

> STILL AHEAD, THE

VICTIMS OF RECENT

HURRICANES ARE CRYING OUT.

ALL OF MY YEARS ON THIS

EARTH, I'VE NEVER SEEN

ANYTHING LIKE THIS.

YOU CAN BE TAKEN AWAY

BY SOMETHING THAT YOU

DON'T EXPECT.

THIS JUST BREAKS MY

HEART.

Wendy: SEE HOW THESE

AMERICANS ARE REBUILDING

THEIR LIVES WITH THE HELP

OF "OPERATION BLESSING."

Efrem: AND WELCOME

BACK TO "THE 700 CLUB."

ON THE LAST DAY OF SUMMER,

SNOW FELL IN SIERRA,

NEVADA, GIVING THE

MOUNTAIN RANGE SHARED BY

CALIFORNIA AND NEVADA A

WINTER LOOK, AND MAKING

TRAVEL HAZARDOUS.

16 VEHICLES CRASHED ON

INTERSTATE 80 AS SNOW AND

HAIL FELL.

ONE MAN DRIVING A PICKUP

TRUCK WAS KILLED.

SEVERAL INCHES OF SNOW

WERE EXPECTED AT

ELEVATIONS OF AT LEAST

6,000 FEET IN NORTHERN

SIERRA.

> CBN'S "OPERATION

BLESSING" IS HELPING

PEOPLE IN JERUSALEM'S OLD

CITY BY HANDING OUT BREAD

TO THE POOR.

"OPERATION BLESSING"

PARTNERS WITH A

FAMILY-OWNED BAKERY

LOCATED IN THE CHRISTIAN

PART OF THE OLD CITY.

THE OLD CITY IS HOME TO

MANY KEY RELIGIOUS SITES,

INCLUDING THE TEMPLE MOUNT

AND THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY

SEPULCHRE.

THE BREAD IS CALLED

JERUSALEM BREAD.

IT IS BAKED DAILY AND

HANDED OUT TO MORE THAN

100 FAMILIES EACH WEEK.

THANKS TO "OPERATION

BLESSING" SUPPORTERS, FOOD

IS BEING GIVEN TO THOSE IN

NEED IN THE HEART OF THIS

BIBLICAL CITY.

> REMEMBER, YOU CAN

LEARN MORE ABOUT

"OPERATION BLESSING" BY

GOING TO ITS WEBSITE,

ob.org.

GORDON AND WENDY ARE BACK

WITH MUCH MORE OF "THE 700

CLUB."

IT'S COMING UP RIGHT AFTER

THIS.

Gordon: IT'S HARD FOR

MOST OF US TO IMAGINE THE

UTTER DEVASTATION PEOPLE

FEEL WHEN THEY HAVE LOST

ALL THEIR HOMES, ALL THEIR

BELONGINGS, BUT THE

VOLUNTEERS OF "OPERATION

BLESSING" HAVE SEEN THIS

KIND OF SUFFERING

FIRSTHAND, AND THEIR TEAMS

ARE NOT ONLY MEETING THE

PHYSICAL NEEDS OF THE

VICTIMS, THEY'RE ALSO

OFFERING EMOTIONAL AND

SPIRITUAL SUPPORT.

ALL MY YEARS ON THIS

EARTH, I'VE NEVER SEEN

ANYTHING LIKE THIS.

Reporter: EVERY

FLORIDIAN NEEDS TO TAKE

THIS SERIOUSLY TO PROTECT

THEIR FAMILY.

Reporter: THE

AFTERMATH OF HURRICANES

IRMA AND HARVEY LEFT

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE

DEVASTATED.

THIS IS SOMETHING YOU

DON'T EXPECT.

THIS BREAKS MY HEART.

Reporter: "OPERATION

BLESSING" WAS IN PLACE

BEFORE EITHER STORM CAME

ASHORE, PREPARED TO BRING

SUPPLIES OF WATER, FOOD,

CLOTHING, AND THE LOVE OF

JESUS CHRIST.

RIGHT NOW WE'RE JUST

LOVING ON PEOPLE BY GIVING

THEM FOOD.

> OUR AREA WAS

DEVASTATED BY FLOODS AND

WINDS.

A LOT OF PEOPLE WERE

EVACUATED FROM THEIR

HOMES, LOSING EVERYTHING.

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS A

LIFESAVER.

Reporter: THIS

87-YEAR-OLD MOTHER HAS

LIVED IN THIS HOUSE FOR 50

YEARS.

HOW DO YOU TELL HER

THAT SHE CANNOT COME BACK

HOME.

Reporter: SANDY WAS

OVERWHELMED TRYING TO HELP

HER MOM, WHO HAS DEMENTIA.

"OPERATION BLESSING"

REACHED OUT TO SANDY

WITHIN A COUPLE OF DAYS OF

HURRICANE HARVEY'S WAKE,

AND BROUGHT A TEAM OF

VOLUNTEERS TO HELP WITH

THE CLEANUP.

YOU COULD FEEL, THROUGH

EVERYONE, THE SUPPORT AND

THE LOVE THAT THEY WERE

GIVING.

THEY WANTED NOTHING TO DO

EXCEPT HELP.

MY MOM -- I'LL TELL HER

ABOUT "OPERATION

BLESSING".

BUT WITHIN FIVE MINUTES,

SHE DOESN'T REMEMBER.

BUT IN THAT FIVE MINUTES,

SHE'LL KNOW HOW MUCH THEY

HELPED AND HOW MUCH WE

APPRECIATE THAT HELP.

Gordon: WHEN

DISASTERS STRIKE, WE WANT

TO STRIKE BACK WITH LOVE,

WITH COMPASSION, WITH

TANGIBLE HELP.

WHEN PEOPLE ARE HURTING,

WE WANT TO LET THEM KNOW

THAT GOD LOVES THEM, AND

WE LOVE THEM, TOO.

IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART

OF IT, JOIN "THE 700

CLUB."

CALL US RIGHT NOW:

1-800-700-7000.

AND JUST SAY, YES, I WANT

TO JOIN.

HOW MUCH IS IT?

IT IS JUST $20 A MONTH.

A PORTION OF EVERY GIFT TO

"THE 700 CLUB" GOES INTO

THE WORK OF "OPERATION

BLESSING" TO HELP PEOPLE.

AND YOU'RE A PART OF

EVERYTHING WE DO.

IF YOU WANT TO SEE THE

GOSPEL PREACHED AROUND THE

WORLD, JOIN "THE 700

CLUB."

ANOTHER PORTION GOES INTO

THE WORK OF CBN

INTERNATIONAL TO DO JUST

THAT.

AND WE'VE GOT MULTIPLE

PRODUCTION CENTERS LOCATED

IN STRATEGIC AREAS, WHERE

WE TRAIN LOCAL CHRISTIANS

HOW TO PREACH THE GOSPEL

ON TELEVISION, ON OTHER

FORMS OF MEDIA, RIGHT IN

THEIR OWN COUNTRIES.

SO IF YOU WANT TO BE A

PART OF ALL OF IT, JOIN

WITH US.

WHEN YOU CALL AND JOIN,

I'VE GOT SOMETHING FOR

YOU.

IT IS A WONDERFUL D.V.D.

FROM MY FATHER CALLED "ASK

ANYTHING: BIBLICAL ANSWERS

TO LIFE'S MOST PROBING

QUESTIONS."

IT IS YOURS WHEN YOU JOIN,

SO CALL US NOW:

1-800-700-7000.

WENDY?

Wendy: UP NEXT, AN

UNUSUAL ALLIANCE IN

NIGERIA, CHRISTIAN AND

MUSLIM WOMEN WORKING

TOGETHER TO STOP RELIGIOUS

VIOLENCE.

MEET "THE WOMEN WITHOUT

WALLS" WHEN WE COME BACK.

Gordon: ESTHER IS A

CHRISTIAN IN NIGERIA, WHO

WATCHED ISLAMIC RADICALS

BURN HER FAMILY HOME.

AND KADIJA IS A MUSLIM,

WHO EXPERIENCED THE SAME

THING.

THEIR SHARED EXPERIENCE

DREW BOTH WOMEN TO EACH

OTHER, AND IT MADE THEM

DETERMINED TO BRING PEACE

TO THEIR HOME LAND.

Reporter: ESTHER

IBANGA REMEMBERS THE DAY

IN 2010, WHEN ISLAMIC

MILITANTS SET FIRE TO HER

MOTHER'S HOME.

IT REALLY HURT ME

BECAUSE IT WAS LIKE MY

WHOLE CHILDHOOD JUST WENT

IN THE FLAMES.

Reporter: THAT SAME

YEAR, LESS THAN FIVE MILES

AWAY, MORE THAN 500 WOMEN

AND CHILDREN WERE

SLAUGHTERED BY ISLAMIC

MILITANTS.

THE CHRISTIAN WOMEN

LEADERS IN THE CITY BEGAN

TO COME TO MY HOUSE.

AND THEY SAID TO ME,

PASTOR, SO WHAT SHOULD WE

DO?

THAT CANNOT GO ON.

Reporter: ESTHER SAYS

THEY DRIED THEIR TEARS AND

ORGANIZED A PROTEST.

THOUSANDS OF WOMEN

MARCHED.

SHORTLY AFTER, WOMEN FROM

A NEARBY MUSLIM VILLAGE

RESPONDED WITH A MARCH OF

THEIR OWN, FOR WOMEN AND

CHILDREN KILLED AND AN

EARLIER ATTACK BY

CHRISTIAN TITLES.

>MILITANTS.

I DECIDED TO REACH OUT

TO THE MUSLIM WOMAN.

Reporter: SHE CALLED

A MUSLIM COMMUNITY LEADER

TO COME UP WITH A

SOLUTION.

BUT ESTHER STRUGGLED WITH

GIVING HER OWN ANGER AND

BITTERNESS OVER TO GOD.

I TOLD THE LORD, NO,

I'M NOT GOING TO FORGIVE.

I JUST DIDN'T WANT TO HAVE

ANYTHING TO DO WITH ANY

MUSLIM.

Reporter: THEN SHE

HEARD KAJIJA'S STORY.

SHE UNDERSTOOD WHAT I

FELT, AND I UNDERSTOOD

WHAT SHE FELT.

WE REALIZED WE NEEDED TO

COME TOGETHER AND HELP

THESE KIDS.

SO THAT HEALED ME.

AND THAT BROUGHT ME TO THE

POINT OF ACTUAL

FORGIVENESS.

Reporter: IT WAS THEN

THEY ESTABLISHED "WOMEN

WITHOUT WALLS" INITIATIVE,

WORKING TO HELP MUSLIMS

AND CHRISTIANS RESOLVE

THEIR DIFFERENCES, TO

BRING PEACE TO NIGERIA.

THEY BELIEVE WOMEN ARE

NATURAL AGENTS FOR SOCIAL

AND NATURAL CHANGE BECAUSE

THEY KNOW THE KEY TO

REACHING NIGERIA IS TO

REACH THE CHILDREN.

THE MOTHERS ARE RAISING

LOCAL WOMEN TO BE THE

SECURITY FOR THEIR

FAMILIES AND THEIR

COMMUNITIES.

AND SO WE TAKE THEM

THROUGH A 10-WEEK TRAINING

ON HOW TO RECOGNIZE

RADICALIZATION.

Reporter: AND THEY'RE

ALSO GIVING AT OUT

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR AT-RISK

YOUTH.

THEY SAID, WE DON'T

HAVE DRINKING WATER, AND

YOU'RE COMING TO TALK US

ABOUT PEACE.

AND THEY SAY, WHAT IS

PEACE?

Reporter: "WOMEN OUT

WALLS" PERSUADED AN

ENGINEERING COMPANY.

THROUGH THIS AND OTHER

EFFORTS, ESTHER SEES LIVES

CHANGED.

I HAD A MUSLIM BOY CALL

ME MOTHER.

I'VE HAD A MUSLIM BOY

LISTEN TO ME.

AND HE SAID HE CAN RELATE

TO WHAT PASTOR IS SAYING.

SO FOR HIM TO WANT TO SEE

JESUS, TO HEAR JESUS, JUST

THROUGH ASSOCIATING WITH

ME, I THINK GOD IS

GLORIFIED.

Reporter: ESTHER HAS

BEEN CRITICIZED BY

CHRISTIANS FOR PARTNERING

WITH THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY,

BUT SHE IS NOT QUITTING

ANY TIME SOON.

SHE SAYS THE STAKES ARE

HIGH, AND THE ONLY WAY TO

BRING PEACE IS THROUGH

GOD'S MESSAGE OF HOPE AND

LOVE THROUGH JESUS CHRIST.

HE DIED FOR THE SINS OF

THE WHOLE WORLD.

HE DIDN'T JUST DIE FOR

CHRISTIANS.

HE DIED FOR THOSE

UNBELIEVERS.

GOD IS READY TO TRANSFORM

LIVES, IF WE WILL LET HIM

USE US AS VESSELS.

Gordon: HE IS READY

TO TRANSFORM THE WORLD, IF

WE JUST LET HIM USE US.

THERE IS HOPE IN THIS

WOUNDED WORLD.

THERE IS HOPE IN THE MIDST

OF ALL OF THIS TROUBLE.

ALL THE TERRORISM, ALL THE

DIVISION, ALL OF THE

ANGER, ALL OF THE STRIFE,

ALL OF THE WAR.

INSTEAD OF REVENGE,

INSTEAD OF REPRISALS,

INSTEAD OF ESCALATION,

LET'S TRY JESUS AND

RECONCILIATION.

IF YOU WANT MORE

INFORMATION ABOUT "WOMEN

WITHOUT WALLS," ALL YOU

HAVE TO DO IS GO TO OUR

WEBSITE, cbn.com.

WE'VE GOT SOME TIME FOR

SOME QUESTIONS.

Wendy: AND I'VE GOT

SOME.

Gordon: ARE YOU READY

TO ANSWER?

Wendy: NO.

BUT YOU ARE.

KAREN SAYS, "DOES EVERY

CHRISTIAN HAVE A CALLING?

I KNOW SOME ARE CALLED

INTO THE MINISTRY OR AS A

DOCTOR OR TEACHER.

OFF TIMES WE USE OUR

TALENTS JUST TO MAKE A

LIVING.

SOMETIMES I CAN'T HELP BUT

FEEL MY OWN ARE

UNDERUTILIZED, AND SOMEHOW

I SHOULD BE USING THEM FOR

GOD."

IT'S A LONG WAY OF SAYING,

DOES EVERY CHRISTIAN HAVE

A CALLING?

Gordon: KAREN, ALL

PEOPLE EVERYWHERE HAVE A

CALLING, AND THAT IS TO

LOVE GOD AND LOVE ONE

ANOTHER.

IF YOU'RE A CHRISTIAN,

THERE IS A SPECIFIC

COMMANDMENT, IF YOU WANT

TO CALL THAT A CALLING, GO

INTO ALL OF THE WORLD AND

PREACH THE GOSPEL.

ALL OF THE WORLD CAN

INCLUDE YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD,

IT CAN INCLUDE WHERE YOU

WORK.

IS EVERYONE CALLED TO BE A

CROSS-CULTURAL MISSIONARY?

NO.

BUT HOW CAN THEY PREACH

UNLESS THEY'RE SENT.

SO ARE YOU CALLED TO SEND,

THE ANSWER IS YES.

SO FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN

FIT INTO THAT, AND WHERE

DO YOUR UNIQUE TALENTS AND

ABILITIES -- HOW DOES THAT

FIT INTO THE LARGER

TAPESTRY OF WHAT GOD WANTS

TO DO.

Wendy: AND I THINK I

WAS FIVE YEARS OLD WHEN I

KNEW I WANTED TO BE IN

TELEVISION.

Gordon: I WANTED TO

BE A FIREMAN.

Wendy: I'M GLAD GOD

REDIRECTED YOU.

Gordon: I WANTED TO

BE A COWBOY AND THEN AFTER

A WHILE, I WANTED TO BE AN

INDIAN.

Wendy: WOW!

Gordon: IF YOU KNEW

AT FIVE, GOD BLESS YOU.

NOT EVERYBODY GETS THAT.

NOT EVERYBODY HAS ANGELS

APPEAR TO THEM AND TELL

THAT WHAT TO DO.

BUT WE'RE ALL CALLED TO

PARTICIPATE IN THE GREAT

MISSION.

HERE IS A WORD FROM

MATTHEW: "BLESSED ARE THE

PEACEMAKERS, FOR THEY

SHALL BE CALLED SONS OF

GOD."

> FOR WENDY AND ALL OF

US HERE, GOD BLESS YOU.

AND WE'LL SEE YOU NEXT

WEEK.

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