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The 700 Club - October 5, 2017

A baby with a rare defect and parents who held on to hope. Plus, the face of America is changing and it’s changing in the church as well. Read Transcript


Wendy: COMING

UP...THE FACE OF AMERICA

IS CHANGING.

THE STRONGEST GROWTH

THAT WE'VE EXPERIENCED HAS

COME FROM THE LATIN

COMMUNITY.

Wendy: AND IT IS

STRENGTHENING THE CHURCH

ALONG THE WAYMENT.

WE'LL BE A VERY HEALTHY

CHURCH, COMMITTED TO RIGHT

RIGHTEOUSNESS AND JUSTICE

IN THE NAME OF JESUS.

Wendy: AND THEN, A

BABY WITH A RARE DEFECT.

THEY SAID, WE AREN'T

SURE SHE IS GOING TO MAKE

IT.

AND I SAID, YOU'RE GOING

TO LISTEN TO ME.

YOU'RE GOING TO MAKE IT.

Wendy: ON TODAY'S

"700 CLUB."

FAR Pat: WELL, WELCOME TO

THIS EDITION OF "THE 700

CLUB."

WE'RE GLAD TO HAVE YOU

WITH US.

WHEN WE CONSIDER WHAT

HAPPENED IN LAS VEGAS,

THERE WAS TERRIBLE

SLAUGHTER, BUT IT WOULD

HAVE BEEN MUCH WORSE WERE

IT NOT FOR THE HEROIC

EFFORTS OF INDIVIDUALS WHO

WERE ACTUALLY WILLING TO

GIVE THEIR LIVES TO SAVE

OTHERS.

AND PRESIDENT TRUMP

HONORED THEM IN HIS VISIT

TO VEGAS ON WEDNESDAY.

Terry: THERE WAS

ANOTHER SIDE TO THE

PRESIDENT'S TRIP.

AND IT'S ONE THAT YOU

WON'T SEE IN THE

MAINSTREAM NEWS.

TRUMP ALSO SPOKE WITH

LOCAL PASTORS ABOUT THE

TRAGEDY.

BEN KENNEDY BRINGS US THAT

STORY FROM LAS VEGAS.

Reporter: THE STORIES

OF SURVIVAL ARE NOTHING

LESS THAN INCREDIBLE.

AS PRESIDENT TRUMP MET

WITH FIRST RESPONDERS,

DOCTORS, NURSES, AND EVEN

THOSE WHO RISKED THEIR OWN

LIVES FOR STRANGERS.

President Trump: IN

THE DEPTHS OF HORROR, WE

WILL ALWAYS FIND HOPE.

IN

THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO RISK

THEIR LIVES FOR OURS.

Reporter: THE

COMMANDER IN CHIEF USED

WORDS LIKE "AMAZING" AND

"INCREDIBLE" WHEN TALKING

ABOUT THE FIRST RESPONDERS

AND MEDICAL TEAMS.

President Trump: IT

MAKES YOU VERY PROUD TO BE

AN AMERICAN, WHEN YOU SEE

THE JOB THEY HAVE DONE.

Reporter: VISITING

LAS VEGAS FOLLOWING THE

WORST MASS SHOOTING IN

AMERICAN HISTORY,

PRESIDENT TRUMP MET WITH

VICTIMS AND GAVE HIM

PERSONAL THANKS TO

OFFICERS, AND EVEN HONORED

CIVILIANS WHO PUT ASIDE

THEIR OWN SAFETY TO

PROTECT OTHERS.

President Trump:

AMERICANS DASHED INTO A

HAIL OF BULLETS TO RESCUE

TOTAL STRANGERS.

Reporter: AND WHILE

IN LAS VEGAS, TRUMP ALSO

MET WITH LOCAL PASTORS.

HE SHOOK OUR HANDS AND

TOLD US, PASTORS, THANK

YOU FOR BEING HERE.

Reporter: THIS PASTOR

GOT THE CHANCE TO TALK TO

THE PRESIDENT AND FIRST

LADY ONE-ON-ONE.

WHAT DID IT MEAN TO YOU TO

HAVE PRESIDENT TRUMP HERE

SHAKING YOUR HAND DURING

THIS TIME OF TRAGEDY?

IT MEANT A WHOLE LOT.

NOT ONLY TO ME, BUT I

BELIEVE TO THE WHOLE CITY

BECAUSE THIS CITY NEEDED

HIM AT THIS TIME, AND HE

SHOWED UP.

Reporter: PASTOR

VANCE PITTMAN OF HOPE

CHURCH LAS VEGAS AGREES,

ADDING THAT TRUMP

CONTINUES TO TURN TO GOD

IN TIMES OF TRAGEDY.

PEOPLE ASK THE

QUESTION, WHERE IS GOD IN

ALL OF THIS?

GOD IS RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE

OF IT.

GOD WAS DRAWING HIMSELF TO

PEOPLE AND SAVING PEOPLE.

President Trump: MAY

GOD BRING HEALING TO THE

FAMILIES OF THE WOUNDED,

THE INJURED, AND THE

FALLEN.

Reporter: THE

PRESIDENT WAS ONLY IN THE

DESERT FOR A FEW HOURS,

BUT IN THAT SHORT PERIOD

OF TIME HAD A BIG IMPACT

IN THE WAKE OF THIS

TRAGEDY.

AS POLICE CONTINUE THEIR

INVESTIGATION RIGHT HERE

BEHIND ME INTO THE MOTIVE

BEHIND THIS MASSACRE.

BEN KENNEDY, CBN NEWS, LAS

VEGAS.

Pat: Pat: THANKS, BEN.

ONE OF THE SURVIVORS OF

THE HORRIBLE SLAUGHTER ON

SUNDAY HAS A REMARKABLE

STORY TO TELL BECAUSE GOD

HAD ALREADY HAD SOMEONE

PRAYING FOR HIM WEEKS

BEFORE THE ATTACK.

THIS IS AN AMAZING STORY.

JOHN JESSUP HAS IT.

John: WELL, THAT'S

RIGHT, PAT.

WHILE MANY SURVIVORS OF

THE MASS SHOOTING IN LAS

VEGAS HAVE LEARNED ABOUT

THE POWER OF PRAYER, ONE

IN PARTICULAR SAW HIS

FAMILY'S PRAYERS ANSWERED

IN REALTIME.

STEPHANIE RIGGS CAUGHT UP

WITH THE MAN NEAR THE

SCENE OF THE CRIME ALONG

THE LAS VEGAS STRIP.

Reporter: HOW OLD ARE

YOU?

27 TODAY.

Reporter: CHRIS HAHN

HAS REASON TO CELEBRATE

HIS LIFE.

AFTER SURVIVING THE MASS

SHOOTING IN LAS VEGAS,

WHERE HE FOUND HIMSELF IN

A SEA OF PANIC.

THE FIRST THING I

THOUGHT OF WAS CALL MY

MOM.

AND MY FIRST REACTION TO

JUST HAVE HER ON THE PHONE

AND SAY, I LOVE YOU.

JUST TO TALK TO SOMEONE

WHILE ALL OF THIS WENT

DOWN.

Reporter: AS HE RAN

FOR COVER WITH THOUSANDS

OF OTHER TERRIFIED SOULS,

HIS MOM BEGAN TO PRAY.

SHE DIDN'T CRY.

SHE DIDN'T PANIC.

SHE JUST SAID, IT'S ALL

RIGHT.

WE'RE GOING TO PRAY.

YOU'RE GOING TO BE

PROTECTED.

WE'RE GOING TO ASK GOD FOR

HIS PROTECTION.

AND AT THAT MOMENT, I'M

SURE SHE WAS TERRIFIED AS

CAN BE.

YOU COULD STILL HEAR THE

GUNSHOTS RINGING OUT AND

SCREAM, AND SHE JUST

STARTED TO PRAY WITH ME

AND SAYING, WE NEED YOUR

PROTECTION, LORD.

WE NEED YOU TO PROTECT

HIM.

Reporter: HE SAYS HE

FOUND AN IMMEDIATE SENSE

OF PEACE AND RALLIED THOSE

AROUND HIM.

AND SUDDENLY REMEMBERED A

PHONE CALL FROM HIS SISTER

A FEW WEEKS AGO.

SHE SAID, I FEEL THIS

REALLY STRONG URGE TO PRAY

FOR YOU.

AND GOD IS TELLING ME

YOU'RE GOING TO BE UNDER

FIRE -- THOSE WERE THE

WORDS.

AND I THOUGHT, THAT COULD

BE A LOT OF THINGS.

Reporter: GOD ONLY

KNOWS WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

HERE A FEW DAYS IN LAS

VEGAS, BUT THIS BRIGHT

YOUNG REAL ESTATE AGENT

PLANS TO TRUST HIM.

THERE IS EVIL IN THIS

WORLD, AND IT IS WATCHING

GOD COME INTO PLAY NOW AND

HELPING PEOPLE HEAL.

AND JUST WATCHING THE

OUTREACH OF PEOPLE THAT

DON'T EVEN KNOW EACH

OTHER.

John: TURNING

OVERSEAS TO EUROPE, AFTER

UNPRECEDENTED VIOLENCE

AGAINST ITS OWN CITIZENS

ON SUNDAY, SPAIN IS HEADED

FOR A SHOWDOWN WITH

CATALONIA.

AND CATALONIA MAY NOT BE

ALONE.

DALE HURD HAS THIS STORY.

Reporter: WITH ITS

CAPITAL IN BARCELONA,

CATALONIA HAS ITS OWN

HISTORY, CULTURE, AND

LANGUAGE.

CATALONIA ALSO PAYS MORE

IN TAXES TO THE SPANISH

GOVERNMENT IN MADRID THAN

IT GETS BACK.

MANY CATALANS WANT TO BE

FREE OF SPAIN.

THERE ARE REPORTS THE

CATALAN PARLIAMENT WILL

CONSIDER A DECLARATION OF

INDEPENDENCE FROM SPAIN ON

MONDAY.

EUROPEANS WERE SHOCKED AT

THE EXTRAORDINARY LEVEL OF

VIOLENCE DIRECTED AGAINST

CATALANS TRYING TO VOTE ON

SUNDAY IN A REFERENDUM ON

INDEPENDENCE WHICH THE

SPANISH GOVERNMENT

DECLARED ILLEGAL.

IT MADE MANY WONDER HOW

FREE AND DEMOCRATIC THE

EUROPEAN UNION REALLY IS.

A FORMER LEADER OF THE

CZECH REPUBLIC CAME TO

BRUSSELS AND HE GAVE A

SPEECH.

HE TOLD THEM THAT THE

EUROPEAN UNION REMINDED

HIM OF THE SOVIET UNION,

AND HE WAS BOOEDED.

BOOED.

BUT THIS VIOLENCE COULD

REMIND SOME EUROPEANS OF

WHAT LIFE WAS LIKE IN THE

TOTALATARIAN GOVERNMENTS

BEHIND THE IRON CURTAIN,

AND ALMOST 900 WERE

INJURED BY POLICE.

I CALLED IT

ANTI-DEMOCRATIC, BUT

NEVER, EVER, IN MY

FIERCEST CRITICISMS HERE

DID I THINK WE WOULD SEE

THE POLICE OF A MEMBER

STATE OF THE UNION

INJURING 900 PEOPLE IN AN

ATTEMPT TO STOP THEM GOING

OUT TO VOTE.

WE SAW WOMEN BEING DRAGGED

OUT OF POLLING STATIONS BY

THEIR HAIR, OLD LADIES

WITH GASHES IN THEIR

FOREHEADS.

AND WHAT DO WE GET FROM

MR. UNGER TODAY?

NOT A DICKIE BIRD.

Reporter: CA CATALAN

SEES THE VOTE AS FREE

SPEECH.

BUT THE EUROPEAN UNION HAS

SIDED WITH MADRID, AND

SAYS THE SPANISH

GOVERNMENT'S USE OF FORCE

WAS NECESSARY TO UPHOLD

THE LAW.

THERE ARE MANY REGIONS OF

EUROPE, MOST NOTABLY

FLANDERS, IN THE NORTHERN

HALF OF BELGIUM, WHERE

OTHER SEPARATIST MOVEMENTS

ALSO WANT TO BREAK AWAY

AND DECLARE THEIR OWN

NATIONS.

DALE HURD, CBN NEWS.

John: THANKS, DALE.

PAT, THERE WERE SOME

STARTLING IMAGES TO SEE.

Pat: YOU KNOW, THESE

COUNTRIES ARE COBBLED

TOGETHER BY POLITICIANS.

AND THE NATURAL

RELATIONSHIP WAS -- FOR

EXAMPLE, IN BELGIUM, THE

DUTCH AND THE FLEMISH, AND

SO FORTH -- THEY'VE HAD

EMNITY FOR YEARS.

AND ALL OF A SUDDEN

SOMEBODY HAS COME TOGETHER

AND SAID, WELL, YOU NEED

TO HAVE ONE NATION.

WELL, THOSE PEOPLE STILL

DON'T LIKE EACH OTHER THE

WAY SHEA SHOULD.

THEY SHOULD.

SO THEY DON'T REALLY WANT

TO BE TOGETHER.

THE IDEA OF ONE NATION

CERTAINLY IS TRUE IN THE

MIDDLE EAST, WHERE A LOT

OF THOSE NATIONS, LIKE

IRAQ, ARE CREATURES OF

EUROPEAN POWERS.

AND THEY BEGIN TO SAY, NO,

WE DON'T WANT THAT.

WE THINK WE OUGHT TO HAVE

INDEPENDENCE AN AND

INDEPENDENT GROUPS.

AND YOU'LL FIND MORE AND

MORE AND MORE OF THAT.

IS THAT BAD?

I'M NOT SURE IT IS BAD.

ALL RIGHT, JOHN.

John: IN HEALTH NEWS,

ABOUT 40% OF ALL CANCER

CASES IN THE UNITED

NATIONS ARE LINKED TO

BEING EITHER OBESE OR

OVERWEIGHT, ACCORDING TO

THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE

CONTROL.

THE EXTRA WEIGHT ISN'T

NECESSARILY CAUSING THE

CANCERS, BUT IT DOES

INCREASE THE RISK.

WHILE TH THE RATE OF CANCER

RELATED TO OBESITY HAS

BEEN RISING.

AND SOME OF THE CANCERS,

LIKE COLON, PANCREATIC,

BREAST, AND OTHERS, ARE

AMONG THE WORT.

WORST.

A WHOPPING TWO-THIRDS OF

AMERICANS ARE CONSIDERED

OVERWEIGHT OR OBESE.

Pat: IT IS APPALLING

WHAT IS HAPPENING.

I POINTED SOME TIME AGO TO

HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP,

WHICH I THINK IS PRESENT

IN SO MANY FOODS.

WE LOAD OUR FOODS UP.

THE GROCERY VENDORS LOAD

THEIR FOOD UP WITH

SUBSTANCES THAT MAKE US

WANT TO EAT MORE OF THEM.

AND THEN HIGH FRUCTOSE

CORN SYRUP IS SOMETHING

YOU FIND IN BABY FOOD, AND

IT IS ALL THE WAY UP AND

DOWN THE CHAIN.

WE HAVE AN EPIDEMIC OF

OBESITY, AND IT IS CAUSING

TYPE 2 DIABETES, AND IT IS

CAUSING SERIOUS HEALTH

PROBLEMS.

AND NOW THEY'RE TALKING

ABOUT HEART CONDITIONS AND

CANCER.

THE WHOLE IDEA OF

INFLAMMATION IS THE ROOT

CAUSE OF SO MANY DISEASES.

IT IS INFLAMMATION.

AND THE INFLAMMATION IS

CAUSED BECAUSE WE HAVE SO

MANY IMPURITIES IN OUR

BODIES.

SO MUCH WHITE FLOUR AND

THINGS LIKE THAT.

THE WAY WE PROCESS OUR

FOOD IS KILLING US.

IT IS A SHAME.

Terry: YOU KNOW, I

JUST BOUGHT SOME LUNCH

THINGS FOR MY

GRANDDAUGHTER THE OTHER

DAY, AND RIGHT ON THE

JUICE BOX IT IS SAYING NO

HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP.

PEOPLE ARE ON TO IT.

Pat: MAYBE THEY'RE

LISTENING TO THIS PROGRAM.

Terry: MAYBE.

Pat: WE DID A THING

ON M.S.G. AND SHOWED HOW

MANY SOUPS HAD IT, AND I

WAS SHOWING CAMPBELL

SOUPS, AND THEY HAD

M.S.G., AND THEY BEGAN TO

ADVERTISING NO, WE'RE NOT

DOING IT ANYMORE.

BUT M.S.G. IS A TOXIN AND

IT IS IN SO MUCH FOOD.

AND THEY'RE LOADING THIS

STUFF UP AND IT IS BAD FOR

YOU, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.

SO WHERE YOU SHOP, GO TO

THE OUTER AISLE OF THE

GROCERY STORE, WHERE THE

FRESH FRUIT AND VEGETABLES

ARE AND EAT THEM.

THAT'S WHAT YOU OUGHT TO

BE EATING, IF POSSIBLE.

Terry: ABSOLUTELY.

> WELL, COMING UP, A

MAJOR DEMOGRAPHIC SHIFT

THAT IS SHAKING UP

CHURCHES ACROSS AMERICA.

THERE IS THE IDEA FOR

THE PERCEPTION OF WHITE

EVANGELISM, AND EVEN IN

THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN

CHURCHES, THE LATINOS ARE

THE EMERGING GROUP.

WE ARE NOT EMERGING; WE

HAVE EMERGED.

Terry: PLUS, TIME FOR

ANOTHER ROUND OF YOUR

QUESTIONS AND HONEST

ANSWERS.

DIANE SAID, "MY HUSBAND

LEFT ME AFTER 30 YEARS OF

MARRIAGE.

THE ONLY THING KEEPS ME

AROUND FOR IS SEX.

HE PUTS FOR NO EFFORT TO

RECONCILE AND I'M TIRED OF

IT.

AM I FREE TO REMARRY?"

PAT WEIGHS IN ON THAT AND

MORE, RIGHT AFTER THIS.

*

Terry: WELCOME BACK.

IT IS TIME FOR YOUR

QUESTIONS AND SOME HONEST

ANSWERS.

PAT, THIS FIRST ONE COMES

FROM DIANE, WHO SAYS, "MY

HUSBAND LEFT ME AFTER 30

YEARS OF MARRIAGE.

HE WANTED TO BE BY HIMSELF

AND DO WHAT HE WANTED.

HE STOPPED GOING TO

CHURCH.

IT HAS NOW BEEN SIX YEARS,

AND I HAVE TRIED

EVERYTHING I KNOW TO WIN

HIM BACK.

HE PUTS FORTH NO EFFORT TO

COME BACK, BUT THINKS I

SHOULD STILL HAVE SEX WITH

HIM.

I HAVE GONE ALONG WITH HIS

THINKING, BUT HE DOESN'T

SEEM TO WANT ANYTHING

ELSE.

WE ARE DIVORCED.

I'M TIRED OF THIS.

AM I FREE TO REMARRY?

WE WERE BOTH RAISED IN

CONSERVATIVE CHRISTIAN

HOMES."

Pat: THE PAULINE

PRIVILEGE IS SOMETHING

THAT I MENTIONED QUITE A

FEW TIMES.

PAUL SAID IF THE

UNBELIEVING SPOUSE IS

PLEASED TO DEPART, LET HIM

DEPART.

THE BROTHER OR SISTER IS

NOT BOUND IN THAT CASE.

I THINK IF YOUR HUSBAND

HAS DEPARTED, BUT HE

HASN'T REALLY SEVERED THE

TIE -- YOU'RE STILL HAVING

SEX WITH HIM.

SO YOU'RE STILL JOINING

TOGETHER IN SOME KIND OF

UNION.

I THINK BEFORE SOMEBODY

CAN SAY THAT UNION IS

IRREVOCABLY BROKEN, YOU

ARE THE ONE WHO NEEDS TO

BREAK IT OFF.

IF YOU CONTINUE TO HAVE

SEX WITH HIM, YOU'RE

CONTINUING TO BE ONE

FLESH.

YOU'RE JOINED TOGETHER.

AND WHAT GOD HAS JOINED

TOGETHER, LET NOT MAN PUT

ASUNDER.

IF HE HAS ABANDONED YOU,

HE HAS WALKED OUT AND LEFT

YOU, THEN, OF COURSE,

YOU'RE FREE TO GO GET

MARRIED AGAIN.

THAT'S WHAT THE BIBLE

SAYS.

Terry: THIS IS MARIA

WHO SAYS, "PAT, I HAVE A

55-YEAR-OLD SINGLE BROTHER

WHO LIVES TWO BLOCKS FROM

MY 84-YEAR-OLD MOTHER AND

ME.

OUR FATHER DIED FIVE YEARS

AGO, AND MY BROTHER HAS

NEVER ONCE HELPED ME AND

MY CENTER FIELMY SISTER WITH MY MOM'S

NEEDS.

MY SON HAD HIS GRADUATION

PARTY THIS SUMMER.

MY BROTHER NEVER CAME OR

SENT A CARD.

HE INSTEAD WENT DRINKING

AND GOLFING WITH HIS

FRIENDS.

MY QUESTION IS: WHEN I SEE

MY BROTHER AT HIS

DAUGHTER'S HOUSE, AS A

CHRISTIAN, DO I HAVE TO

LOOK HIM IN THE EYE AND

SAY HI, AND GIVE HIM A HUG

LIKE NOTHING HAS HAPPENED?

OR COULD I GIVE HIM THE

COLD SHOULDER?

WOULD GOD APPROVE OF ME

IGNORING HIM?"

Pat: I THINK WOULD

GOD WOULD LIKE IS IF YOU

WOULD GO TO HIM AND SAY,

LISTEN, I HAVE OUGHT

AGAINST YOU.

HERE IS WHAT IT IS: YOU

HAVE IGNORED US, YOU HAVE

NOT PARTICIPATED, YOU'RE

NOT HELPING US SUPPORT OUR

MUTUAL PARENTS, AND YOU

DON'T SHOW UP AS YOUR

NEPHEW'S GRADUATION OR

WHATEVER.

I THINK TALK TO HIM ABOUT

THOSE THINGS.

THAT'S WHAT YOU OUGHT TO

DO.

DON'T JUST GIVE HIM A COLD

SHOULDER.

AND DON'T EXPECT HIM TO BE

A MIND READER.

I THINK THAT THE BEST

THING YOU CAN DO IS TO

CONFRONT HIM.

THAT'S WHAT THE BIBLE

SAYS.

YOU CONFRONT HIM AND LAY

IT OUT.

AND IF HE WON'T RECEIVE

YOU UNDER THOSE

CIRCUMSTANCES, YOU MIGHT

BRING SOMEBODY -- HAVE A

WITNESS ALONG WITH IT.

AND THEN YOU CAN TREAT HIM

LIKE AN INFIDEL, IF YOU

WANT TO.

Terry: THIS IS CINDY

WHO SAYS, "GOD SAYS HE

LOVES US THE WAY WE ARE,

BUT ONCE WE GO TO HEAVEN,

WE'RE JUDGED FOR WHAT

WE'VE DONE ON EARTH.

HOW IS IT THAT GOD LOVES

US THE WAY WE ARE BUT

JUDGES OUR SINS.

WHEN SOMEONE LOVES YOU,

THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO LOVE

WHO YOU ARE NO MATTER

WHAT."

Pat: I THINK YOU'RE

MAKING UP ALL OF THIS

STUFF.

I DON'T KNOW THAT THE

BIBLE SAYS GOD LOVES US

THE WAY WE ARE.

Terry: HE LOVES US IN

SPITE OF THE WAY WE ARE.

Pat: I DON'T KNOW

WHERE THAT IS IN THE

BIBLE, HAVE YOU?

Terry: NO.

Pat: I'M SURE PEOPLE

PREACH THIS, GOD LOVES US

THE WAY WE ARE -- WELL,

YES AND NO.

THE BIBLE SAYS WE WILL

GIVE ACCOUNT FOR WHAT WE

DO IN THE BODY.

AND IT'S NOT THAT GOD

DOESN'T LOVE YOU.

IT IS THAT THIS IS THE WAY

HE ORDERED THE WORLD.

AND WE ALL STAND BEFORE --

WE WILL NOT GO INTO THE

FINAL JUDGMENT.

YOU BELIEVE IN GOD AND

TRUST HIS WORD, BELIEVE ON

THE SON OF GOD, YOU HAVE

EVERLASTING LIFE.

YOU'RE PASSED FROM DEATH

INTO LIFE.

BUT IN TERMS OF WHAT

YOU'RE DOING DAY BY DAY BY

DAY, THERE IS A REWARD AND

THERE IS A PUNISHMENT.

I WOULD HOPE, IN FAIRNESS,

GOD WOULD GIVE TO PEOPLE

WHO HAVE WORKED HARD FOR

20 OR 30 YEARS -- HE WOULD

GIVE THEM A LITTLE BREAK.

HE DOESN'T HAVE TO, BUT IT

WOULD BE NICE IF HE DID.

THAT'S SORT OF WHAT THE

BIBLE SAYS, THERE IS GOING

TO BE A SCORECARD ON THE

WAY YOU'VE LIVED.

THAT DOESN'T MEAN HE

DOESN'T LOVE YOU.

BUT THE IDEA HE LOVES US

JUST THE WAY WE ARE, THAT

IS NOT IN THE -- THERE IS

NOTHING IN THE BIBLE THAT

SAYS THAT.

HE LOVES US.

FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD

THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY

BEGOTTEN SON, THAT

WHOSOEVER BELIEVES IN IT

SHALL NOT PERISH.

HE LOVES US.

BUT AT THE SAME TIME, HE

DOESN'T CONDONE THE SIN

WE'RE ENGAGED IN.

Terry: THIS IS DENISE

WHO SAYS, "MY DAUGHTER HAS

BEEN GOING TO A CHURCH FOR

YEARS THAT TEACHES YOU

CANNOT REMARRY AFTER

DIVORCE.

HIS HUSBAND DOESN'T

BELIEVE THE BIBLE, AND

TELLS HIS THREE CHILDREN

THE BIBLE IS A BOOK OF

LIES.

HE FREQUENTLY SCREAMS AND

CURSES HIS OWN WIFE AND

USES THE LORD'S NAME IN

VAIN.

SHE SAYS SHE FEELS LIKE

SHE IS LIVING IN HELL, BUT

ACCORDING TO HER CHURCH,

SHE CAN LEAVE BUT NEVER

REMARRY.

IS THAT WHAT THE BIBLE

SAYS?"

Pat: NO, THE BIBLE

DOESN'T QUITE SAY IT THAT

WAY.

THE BIBLE DOES INDICATE

THAT IF YOU REMARRY

WITHOUT APPROPRIATE

GROUNDS, YOU'RE COMMITTING

ADULTERY.

I THINK THIS IS WHAT WOULD

BE CONSIDERED CONSTRUCTIVE

DESERTION.

I THINK IF AN UNBELIEVER

IS DESERTING, YOU'RE NOT

BOUND.

I THINK THAT HUSBAND IS

MAKING IT SO DIFFICULT YOU

CAN'T LIVE WITH HIM.

BUT THE IDEA THE CHURCH IS

NOT TELLING IT QUITE THE

WAY THE BIBLE SAYS.

Terry: SANDRA SAYS,

"OUR CHURCH WAS ASKED BY

OUR DENOMINATION TO MAKE

PACKAGES TO BE SENT TO THE

AREAS AFFECTED BY THE

HURRICANES THIS FALL.

THEY INSISTED THAT THE

PACKAGES HAVE NO MENTION

OF JESUS, OR EVEN THAT

THEY WERE SUPPLIED BY A

CHRISTIAN ORGANIZATION.

HOW ARE WE TO RESPOND TO

THIS?"

Pat: I THINK WOULD

MAKE MY PACKAGES SOME

PLACE ELSE.

YOU KNOW, THERE WAS

SOMETHING CALLED A

CHRISTIANS CHILDREN'S

FUND, AND THEY CHANGED IT

TO CHILD FUND.

AND IT JUST GRATED ON ME

SOMETHING TERRIBLE.

I DON'T KNOW IF THEIR

CONTRIBUTIONS WENT DOWN --

THEY SHOULD HAVE.

I THINK THE IDEA -- YOU

KNOW, WE AT CHRISTIAN

BROADCASTING NETWORK ARE

ASHAMEDLY CHRISTIAN.

AT REGENT UNIVERSITY,

WE'RE UNASHAMEDLY

CHRISTIAN.

THE IDEA YOU DON'T PUT

ANYTHING ON A PACKAGE

ABOUT JESUS, THAT'S WRONG.

YOU'RE DENYING THE LORD.

THAT CHURCH IS -- IF

YOU'LL EXCUSE MY SAYING

SO, THEY'RE SINNING

AGAINST GOD.

Terry: HE SAYS, WHEN

WE LET OUR LIGHT SHINE IN

THE WORLD, THE THEN THE WORLD

SEES HIM.

Pat: THAT'S RIGHT.

> WELL, THIS YEAR THE

WORLD IS MARKING THE

ANNIVERSARY OF THE

PROTESTANT REFORMATION.

IT BEGAN 500 YEARS AGO.

AND THERE IS TALK OF A NEW

MAJOR MOVEMENT IN THE

CHURCH UNDER WAY RIGHT

NOW.

AS HEATHER SELLS TELLS US,

SOME HISPANIC LEADERS CALL

IT THE LATINO REFORMATION.

Heather: ON ANY GIVEN

SUNDAY AT THE CROSSING

CHURCH IN TAMPA, YOU'LL

SEE A MIX OF AGES,

BACKGROUNDS, AND RACES.

IN FLORIDA, ALMOST A

QUARTER OF THE POPULATION

IS HISPANIC, SO CHURCHES

HERE ARE ALREADY

BENEFITING FROM THEIR

INVOLVEMENT AND

LEADERSHIP.

SINCE 2013, THE LATINO

POPULATION HAS JUST

EXPLODED AROUND HERE.

AND WE'RE SEEING IT.

TWO OF OUR MAIN WORSHIP

PASTORS ARE LATINO.

THEY'RE AMAZING.

AND THEY BRING KIND OF THE

SALSA FLARE, THE FIRE, IF

YOU WILL.

OUR STUDENT PASTOR AND OUR

CAMPUS PASTOR IN SOUTH

SHORE ARE BOTH LATINO.

Heather: AS PART OF

THIS NEW GENERATION OF

HISPANIC LEADERSHIP,

SENIOR PASTOR GREG DUMAS DUMAS

FITS A GROWING TREND: HE

DOESN'T SPEAK SPANISH AND

BARELY IDENTIFIES HIMSELF

AT LATINO.

BUT HE IS WELL AWARE OF

HIS CONGREGATIONS' DIVERS

SATELLITE.

DIVERSITIY.

YOU TALK ABOUT

AFRICAN-AMERICANS AND

LATINOS.

Heather: THE CROSSING

IS RIGHT ON CUE WITH THE

LATINO POPULATION SURGE

RESHAPING NOT JUST THE

COUNTRY, BUT OUR CHURCHES.

BY 2050, ONE IN THREE

AMERICANS WILL BE LATINO.

COMBINE THAT WITH

PHENOMENAL CHURCH GROWTH

ACROSS LATIN-AMERICA, AND

ADD POPE FRANCIS, AND YOU

GET A MODERN DAY LATINO

REFORMATION.

SAM RODRIGUEZ MAKES THAT

CASE IN THE NEW BOOK,

"WHEN FAITH CATCHES FIRE."

EVEN IN THE

LATIN-AMERICAN CHURCH, THE

LATINOS ARE THIS EMERGING

IMMIGRANT GROUP.

MISNOMER.

WE MERGED.

WE ARE NOT EMERGING.

WE EMERGED.

WE'RE HERE.

AND WE'RE HERE IN VIABLE

LEADERSHIP ROLES.

Heather: RODRIGUEZ

SAYS THE RISE OF LATINO

CHRISTIANS IN THE U.S. IS

NO COINCIDENCE.

THEY BELIEVE THEY MAY NOT

ONLY BLESS THE CHURCH

HERE, BUT THEY CAN REDEEM

IT.

WHEN YOU HAVE A LATINO

ADVOCATING, THE MOMENT YOU

COME AGAINST THAT LATINO,

YOU'RE COMING AGAINST AN

ETHNICITY AND A MINORITY.

IT SERVES AS A FIREWALL

AGAINST THE ASSAULT.

Heather: CROSBY WARNS

CHURCH LEADERS ABOUT THE

CONSEQUENCES IF THEY

IGNORE THIS KEY

DEMOGRAPHIC.

TO ME, CHURCHES THAT

CHOOSE NOT TO BECOME

MULTI-ETHNIC ARE LOSING,

AND WILL LOSE.

THE STRONGEST PRESENCE

IN GROWTH THAT WE'VE

EXPERIENCED HAS COME FROM

THE LATIN COMMUNITY.

Heather: RIVER OF

LIFE CHURCH IS ALSO

ATTRACTING LATINOS OF ALL

BACKGROUNDS.

BUT IT HASN'T ALWAYS BEEN

THAT WAY.

THE AREA WAS PREDOMINANTLY

WHITE AS I IT OPENED ITS

DOORS.

BUT AS THE CHURCH

EXPANDED, IT EXPANDED,

TOO.

CROSBY AND RODRIGUEZ SAY

CHURCHES THAT WELCOME

LATINOS TEND TO BECOME,

QUOTE, "SALSAFIED."

THE VAST MAJORITY OF

THE EVANGELICAL CHURCHES

IN THE NEXT 20 YEARS WILL

BE VERTICAL AND HORIZONTAL

CHURCHES.

LATINOS ARE DOING THAT

BECAUSE WE'RE NEITHER

REPUBLICANS NOR DEMOCRATS.

WE'LL BE COMMITTED TO

BIBLICAL JUSTICE IN THE

NAME OF JESUS.

YOU OPEN YOUR HEART TO

LATINOS IN YOUR COMMUNITY,

AND YOU WILL BLESS YOUR

CHURCH BECAUSE YOU'LL BE

BRINGING IN PEOPLE THAT

NOT ONLY WANT TO GET RIGHT

WITH GOD, BUT THEY'RE VERY

CONCERNED ABOUT THEIR

NEIGHBORS, THEIR

COMMUNITIES.

*

Heather: PASTORS TOLD

US LATINOS HAVE MADE THEIR

CONGREGATIONS MORE FOCUSED

ON THE HOLY SPIRIT, AND

EMPHASIS THAT CHURCH IS

FAMILY.

AND THEY'RE NOT JUST

SERVING, THEY'RE LEADING

WITH A HOLISTIC VISION OF

MINISTRY AT A TIME WHEN

THE CHURCH NEEDS IT.

WHITE EVANGELICALS

STILL LOOK AT THE CHURCH

AS A MINORITY CHURCH THAT

IS LOOKING FOR THIS, AND

WE'RE NOT LOOKING FOR A

HANDOUT.

WE'RE LOOKING FOR THIS:

KINGDOM COLLABORATION.

Heather:

COLLABORATION THAT COULD

REVITALIZE THE CHURCH IN

THIS COUNTRY.

REPORTING IN TAMPA,

HEATHER SELLS, CBN NEWS.

Terry: KINGDOM

COLLABORATION, I LOVE THAT

TERM.

IT OUGHT TO BE ABOUT

COMMUNITY ALSO.

ALWAYS.

I SOMETIMES THINK IT IS A

SHAME WE DON'T HAVE THE

ABILITY TO ENJOY THE

DIFFERENCES IN EACH OTHER,

WHEN GOD, OBVIOUSLY, HAD

SO MUCH FUN CREATING SUCH

DIVERSITY.

IT IS NICE TO HEAR THAT IS

INVADING OUR CHURCHES.

> UP NEXT...PARENTS WHO

WERE GIVEN TO OPTIONS: LET

THEIR SON DIE IN THEIR

ARMS, OR WATCH HIM DIE IN

THE O.R.

I REMEMBER LOOKING AT

ANDREW AND SAYING, ANDREW,

I AM YOUR MOTHER AND YOU

WILL LIVE.

AND I'LL SEE YOU WHEN YOU

GET OUT.

Terry: SEE HOW THEIR

SON BEAT INSURMOUNTABLE

ODDS, WHEN WE RETURN.

Terry: ANDREW

ANZEVINO WAS JUST 12 HOURS

OLD WHEN HE NEEDED

LIFE-SAVING SURGERY.

HE PROBLEMS DIDN'T END

AFTER HE LEFT THE

OPERATING TABLE.

BEFORE HIS FIRST BIRTHDAY,

ANDREW HAD TO OVERCOME A

HOST OF PROBLEMS, FROM

CHICKEN POX TO THE RODA

VIRUS TO A STAPH

INFECTION, ALL WITHOUT AN

IMMUNE SYSTEM.

THROUGH IT ALL, HIS

PARENTS HELD ON TO THEIR

FAITH.

WHEN I DELIVERED

ANDREW, THE DOCTOR LOOKED

A LITTLE PUZZLED, BECAUSE

HE WAS BLUE, AND THE OTHER

CHILDREN WEREN'T THAT

COLOR.

I KNEW THERE WAS SOMETHING

TRAGICALLY WRONG WITH THIS

CHILD.

Reporter: WHEN SHE

DELIVERED THEIR THIRD

CHILD, ANDREW, SHE AND HER

HUSBAND RECEIVED SHOCKING

NEWS.

THE DOCTOR CAME IN AND

SAID, HE IS NOT DEAD, BUT

WE DO HAVE TO CALL IN A

LIFE FLIGHT TEAM.

Reporter: ANDREW WAS

BORN WITH PAS "PARTIAL

DiGEORGE SYNDROME.

THEIR DOCTOR OFFERED THEM

LITTLE HOPE.

THEY THOUGHT FROM WHAT

HE LOOKED LIKE, HE HAD A

HEART DEFECT OF SOME SORT.

AND HE SAID, I'M NOT SURE

IF HE'LL MAKE IT.

AND DO YOU WANT SOMEONE TO

COME IN AND DO THE LAST

RITES?

I JUST LAID THERE AND I

THOUGHT, YOU THINK YOU'RE

GOING TO GO IN AND HAVE

THIS LITTLE BABY, AND

YOU'RE GOING TO BE COMING

HOME WITH THIS LITTLE

BABY, AND I'M THINKING,

THIS IS NOT HAPPENING.

Reporter: BILL HEARD

A VOICE SPEAKING TO HIM.

LIKE A FLASH, I

REMEMBER THE STORY OF

CYRUS IN THE BIBLE, WHERE

HE WAS TOLD, DO NOT BE

AFRAID.

ONLY BELIEVE.

EVEN THOUGH HIS CHILD HAD

ALREADY DIED.

I SAID, WE BELIEVE.

HE SAID THOSE WORDS,

AND THERE WAS SOMETHING

ABOUT IT THAT WAS SCARY,

BUT THERE WAS ALSO

SOMETHING ABOUT IT THAT

OVERTOOK YOUR FEAR.

AND YOU THOUGHT, OKAY,

HE'S GOING TO MAKE IT.

Reporter: WHEN ANDREW

ARRIVED AT PITTSBURGH'S

CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL, THE

DOCTORS DISCOVERED HE HAD

NO LEFT PULMONARY ARTERY.

THE TWO HEAD

CARDIOLOGISTS AT

CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL SAID,

WE'VE GOT GOOD NEWS FOR

YOU AND BAD NEWS FOR YOU.

THE GOOD NEWS IS ANDREW IS

STILL ALIVE.

THE BAD NEWS IS HE NEEDS

SURGERY NOW.

HE IS ONLY 14 HOURS OLD.

HERE ARE YOUR OPTIONS: WE

CAN BRING HIM HERE INTO

THE ROOM AND LET YOU HOLD

HIM AND LET HIM DIE IN

YOUR ARMS.

OR WE CAN TAKE HIM INTO

THE SURGERY ROOM AND LET

HIM DIE THERE.

THOSE ARE YOUR TWO

OPTIONS.

Reporter: THE COUPLE

OPTED FOR SURGERY, BUT

CONTINUED TO BELIEVE FOR

THEIR BABY'S HEALING.

I KEPT THINKING, DO

WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO; GOD

IS GOING TO GET HIM

THROUGH THIS.

AND THEY SAID, YOU CAN

COME OUT AND SEE HIM IN

THE HALLWAY.

AND I REMEMBER GOING OUT

AND I REMEMBER LOOKING AT

ANDREW AND SAYING, ANDREW,

I AM YOUR MOTHER.

AND YOU WILL LIVE.

AND YOU WILL GROW UP.

AND YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE A

PROSPEROUS AND PRODUCTIVE

LIFE.

AND YOU'RE GOING TO LISTEN

TO ME.

YOU ARE GOING TO LIVE.

AND I'LL SEE YOU WHEN YOU

GET OUT.

Reporter: ANDREW

SURVIVED THE SURGERY, BUT

A HOST OF OTHER HEALTH

ISSUES BEGAN TO SURFACE.

IT WAS ONE WAVE AFTER

ANOTHER OF BAD NEWS.

AND IT MEANS THE IMMUNE

SYSTEM IS LIKE AN AIDS

PATIENT, WHICH MEANS HE

CANNOT FIGHT OFF ANY

SICKNESS OR DISEASE.

Reporter: STILL, THE

COUPLE CONTINUED TO

BELIEVE IN ANDREW'S

HEALING.

AND ANDREW CONTINUED TO

AMAZE DOCTORS.

HE OVER CAME A STAPH

INFECTION, THE CHICKEN POX

INFECTION, AND THE ROTA

VIRUS INFECTION, WHICH WE

BELIEVE WAS THE HAND OF

GOD.

WE WOULD PRAY TOGETHER.

AND HE WROTE THE

SCRIPTURES ON A PIECE OF

PAPER.

THERE WOULD BE DAYS THAT I

WOULDN'T SLEEP.

I WOULD TAKE OUT THOSE

SCRIPTURES HE WROTE DOWN

FOR ME AND I WOULD JUST

SAY THEM.

AND I DECLARED IT AND IT

HAS TO WORK.

IT HAS TO RESPOND.

MARK 11: 23 AND 24,

SPEAK TO YOUR MOUNTAIN.

COMMAND IT TO GO AND IT

WILL GO.

AND BELIEVE YOU RECEIVE,

AND YOU WILL HAVE.

AND I WANT TO DIE AND LIVE

TO DECLARE THE WORKS OF

THE LORD.

AND THEN "WITH HIS

STRIPES, WE WERE HEALED."

Reporter: ANDREW'S

BIGGEST HURTLE WAS THE

LACK OF A PULMONARY

ARTERY.

I SAID, LORD, THEY SAID

HE DOESN'T HAVE ONE.

WE'RE ASKING FOR YOU TO

GIVE HIM ONE.

WE BELIEVE WE WILL RECEIVE

A LEFT PULMONARY ARTERY

FOR ANDREW.

AND WE STARTED THANKING

GOD FOR THAT.

DURING THE CATHERIZATION

THEY SAID HE HAS A THREAD

OF A PULMONARY ARTERY.

IT IS LIKE THE TIP OF A

PIN, WHEN IT IS SUPPOSED

TO BE LIKE A PENCIL.

PERIODICALLY THEY WOULD

COME IN AND DO AN ECHO

SONOGRAM AND LOOK AT THE

ARTERY.

AND THEY TRY TO MEASURE

IT.

ONE TIME THE DOCTOR CAME

IN AND SAID, I CAN SEE IT.

IT IS A LITTLE BIT BIGGER.

AND I SAID, SEE, I TOLD

YOU IT IS GETTING BIGGER.

FOR US TO HEAR THAT IT

WAS A THREAD IT WAS

EXCITING.

FOR THEM, IT MEANT

NOTHING.

BUT WE BELIEVED THAT FROM

NOTHING TO A THREAD MEANS

THE BEGINNING OF A

MIRACLE.

Reporter: AT NINE

MONTHS, ANDREW WAS

SCHEDULED FOR A

CATHERIZATION TO REPAIR AN

ARTERY.

BUT ONE OF THE DOCTORS SAW

SOMETHING UNUSUAL.

HE GRABBED ME IN THE

HALLWAY AND SAID, IT

WORKED.

IT WORKED.

IT IS THE RIGHT SIZE.

IT DOESN'T EVEN NEED

REPAIR.

AND I SAID, I KNOW.

I KNEW IT WAS GOING TO

GROW.

Reporter: OVER THE

NEXT SEVERAL YEARS, ANDREW

CONTINUED TO OVERCOME

EVERY OBSTACLE HE FACED.

I WAS VERY TENACIOUS

ABOUT WHAT I BELIEVED.

HE HAD TO SAY 11 WORDS BY

THE TIME HE WAS THREE TO

GO TO PRE-SCHOOL, AND

WOULD YOU BELIEVE IT, IT

WAS 11 WORDS.

I SAID, COUNT THEM.

HE CAN GO TO PRE-SCHOOL.

Reporter: TODAY

ANDREW IS A HEALTHY

16-YEAR-OLD WHO KNOWS GOD

HAS A SPECIAL PLAN FOR HIS

LIFE.

I LOVE TO PLAY THE PIANO.

I GO TO YouTube AND

LEARN IT FROM THERE.

IN THE FUTURE, I WOULD

LIKE TO PLAY FOR A WORSHIP

TEAM.

I STUDY GOD'S WORD ALL OF

THE TIME.

MARK 9: 23: "ALL THINGS

ARE POSSIBLE THROUGH GOD."

HE IS A POWERFUL

WITNESS FOR JESUS, AND

UNASHAMEDLY DOES HE SHARE

HIS FAITH.

THEY WERE ASSUMING HE

WOULD DIE, AND YET HE IS

16.

AND WHEN WE GO TO VISIT

THE DOCTORS FOR CHECKUPS,

THEY SAY, HE GETS TO LIVE

AS LONG AS ANYBODY ELSE.

HE IS JUST A WALKING

MIRACLE.

Terry: THAT IS A

MIRACLE.

THEY SPOKE AS IF IT WAS

REAL, AS IF IT WAS ALREADY

ACCOMPLISHED, AND THEY

BEGAN TO THANK GOD FOR IT.

THAT IS BIBLICAL.

THAT IS BIBLICAL.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOUR

NEED IN YOUR LIFE IS.

YOU KNOW, IT MIGHT BE

FINANCIAL, IT MIGHT BE

SOMETHING RELATIONAL WITH

SOMEONE THAT YOU'RE OUT OF

RELATIONSHIP IN YOUR LIFE

RIGHT NOW, IT MIGHT BE

SOME KIND OF ADDICTION --

GOD IS ABLE, MORE THAN

ABLE.

THAT CHILD HAD NO LEFT

VENTRICULAR WHATEVER IT

WAS HE NEEDED, AND GOD

CREATED IT.

HE MADE IT OUT OF NOTHING.

IT IS HOW HE MADE YOU AND

ME.

SO WE CAN ASK FOR THIS.

HE IS THE CREATOR OF THE

UNIVERSE.

THERE IS NOTHING TOO SMALL

OR TOO BIG FOR HIM.

I WANT TO BUILD YOUR

FAITH, ALSO, WITH DONNA.

SHE DEVELOPED WEAKNESS AND

PAIN IN HER RIGHT

SHOULDER.

ONE DAY H SHE WAS WATCHING

THIS PROGRAM, AND PAT GAVE

A WORD OF KNOWLEDGE.

HE SAID, "THERE IS A

MUSCULAR WEAKNESS IN THE

SHOULDER RIGHT NOW, AND IT

IS THE RIGHT SHOULDER."

DONNA SAID IMMEDIATELY THE

PAIN AND WEAKNESS SHE HAD

BEEN EXPERIENCING WAS

COMPLETELY GONE.

SOMETIMES IT HAPPENS LIKE

THAT, IT IS IMMEDIATE.

SOMETIMES IT HAPPENS OVER

A WINDOW OF TIME.

GOD WILL DO WHAT HE WILL

DO HIS WAY.

THE QUESTION IS: WILL WE

TRUST HIM?

WILL WE BELIEVE FOR IT?

WILL WE DECLARE IT?

SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO DO

THAT WHEN YOU DON'T EVEN

SEE IT YET.

I WANT TO PRAY WITH YOU

TODAY.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOUR

NEED IS, BUT I KNOW THAT

GOD IS BIG.

I KNOW THAT HE HEARS YOU.

I KNOW THAT HE SEES YOU,

AND THAT EVERY DETAIL OF

WHAT GOES ON IN YOUR LIFE

MATTERS TO HIM.

AND HERE IS THE THING: HE

USES IT ALL.

WHETHER HE DOES IT THE WAY

YOU THINK HE'LL DO IT OR

NOT, HE USES IT ALL.

SO LET'S PRAY TOGETHER AND

JUST INVITE HIM INTO THE

MIDDLE OF YOUR NEED RIGHT

NOW.

JESUS, WE JUST ASK YOU

NOW, AS YOU DO SEE EACH

ONE OF US, AS YOU DO HEAR

EVERY PRAYER, YOU SAY IN

YOUR WORD THAT SOMETIMES

YOU REACH OUT AND MEET OUR

NEED BEFORE WE EVEN SPEAK

IT TO YOU.

TODAY, WOULD YOU TESTIFY

TO YOUR CHILDREN OF WHO

YOU ARE BY YOUR GLORY AND

YOUR POWER AND THE

MAGNITUDE OF YOUR PRESENCE

IN THEIR LIVES, GOD.

WOULD YOU TOUCH THEM AT

THEIR POINT OF NEED.

WOULD YOU GIVE VISION

WHERE THERE IS NO VISION?

WOULD YOU GIVE THE ABILITY

TO HEAR WHERE THERE IS

DEAFNESS.

WOULD YOU HEAL NOW IN THE

MIGHTY MATCHLESS NAME OF

JESUS.

WE PRAY FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE

IN IMPOSSIBLE SITUATIONS,

WITH DIAGNOSES THAT ARE

DIRE.

I JUST PRAY AN OUTPOURING

OF A SPIRIT OF HOPE AND

FAITH AND BELIEF.

I PRAY THAT YOU WOULD SEND

PEOPLE TO YOUR WORD, GOD,

THAT THEY WOULD STAND ON

IT AND BE DELIVERED

BECAUSE OF YOUR GREATNESS

AND YOUR MAJESTY AND YOUR

POWER.

WE JUST BOW DOWN BEFORE

YOU TODAY, AND WE SAY

THANK YOU BEFORE WE EVER

SEE THE WORK OF YOUR HAND.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR

PRESENCE, FOR YOUR LOVE.

THANK YOU FOR MAKING A

DIFFERENCE IN OUR LIVES.

WE PRAY ALL OF THIS IN

JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

LISTEN, IF YOU'VE GOT

SOMETHING SPECIFIC AND

YOU'D LIKE TO PRAY WITH

SOMEONE ABOUT IT, WE

ALWAYS HAVE PRAYER

WARRIORS ON OUR PRAYER

LINES.

THERE IS OUR NUMBER RIGHT

THERE.

IT'S TOLL-FREE:

1-800-700-7000.

SO YOU CALL NOW.

> WELL, STILL AHEAD, SHE

IS A SINGLE MOM WHO USED

TO HAVE TO DECIDE BETWEEN

GETTING GAS TO GO TO WORK

AND PUTTING FOOD ON THE

TABLE.

FIND OUT WHY SHE NO LONGER

NEEDS TO MAKE THAT CHOICE.

AND THAT'S NEXT.

AND WELCOME BACK TO

"THE 700 CLUB."

A AN ABORTION CLINIC KNOWN

FOR PROVIDING LATE-TERM

ABORTIONS IS NOT ONLY

CLOSING ITS DOORS, IT IS

BEING SOLD TO A PRO-LIFE

GROUP.

HE MOVED HIS PRACTICE OUT

OF NEBRASKA AFTER

LATE-TERM ABORTIONS WERE

BANNED THERE.

HERE STARTED UP IN

MARYLAND A COUPLE OF YEARS

AGO.

BUT VOLUNTEERS QUICKLY

BEGAN PEACEFULLY PRAYING

IN FRONT OF HIS CLINIC,

AND A PREGNANCY HEALTH

CENTER WAS OPENED RIGHT

ACROSS THE STREET.

FINALLY THE ABORTION

CLINIC CLOSED BECAUSE OF

LOW DEMAND AND YEARS OF

SEEING THOSE PROTESTS.

AND THE AMERICAN COALITION

FOR LIFE PURCHASED THE

PROPERTY.

> THREE U.S. ARMY

SPECIAL FORCES SOLDIERS

WERE KILLED AND TWO WERE

WOUNDED IN NIGER ON

WEDNESDAY.

PENTAGON SOURCES TELL CBN

NEWS THAT THE DEATHS

OCCURRED BY SUSPECTED

MILITANTS IN THE REGION.

THE ARMY GREEN BERETS ARE

THE FIRST CASUALTIES IN

THE MISSION PROVIDING

TRAINING TO NIGER ARMED

FORCES.

> TERRY WILL BE BACK

WITH MUCH MORE OF "THE 700

CLUB," COMING UP RIGHT

AFTER THIS.

Terry: ERICA IS A

SINGLE MOM WHO WORKS TWO

JOBS, AND HE ALSO

HOME-SCHOOLS HER YOUNG

SON.

THERE HAVE BEEN TIMES WHEN

SHE HAD TO CHOOSE BETWEEN

GOING TO WORK AND PUTTING

FOOD ON HER TABLE.

WELL, THAT'S NO LONGER THE

CASE BECAUSE OF HELP THAT

ERICA GOT FROM "OPERATION

BLESSING."

TAKE A LOOK.

Reporter: ERICA AND

HER SON, JEREMIAH, LOVE

SPENDING TIME BEING ACTIVE

TOGETHER.

I WORK AT A GYM AND I

TEACH GYMNASTICS, SO I

GUESS IT WAS KIND OF

NATURAL HE PICKED IT UP.

HE ACTUALLY STARTED

COMPETING LAST YEAR, AND

SO FAR, SO GOOD.

Reporter: ERICA

DECIDED TO HOME-SCHOOL HER

SON SO HE COULD KEEP HIS

EDUCATION CENTERED ON GOD.

MY MOM LOVES ME A LOT

AND I LOVE MY MOM A LOT.

AND MY MOM CAN TEACH ME.

EVERYTHING HE LEARNS

PRETTY MUCH COMES FROM

GOD'S WORD.

WE'RE AT CHURCH MANY TIMES

A WEEK, AND THERE NEVER IS

COMPLAINT FROM JEREMIAH

ABOUT GOING TO CHURCH.

HE IS ALWAYS EXCITED TO

GO.

I LOVE JESUS, AND I

LOVE HIM BECAUSE HE LOVES

ME.

AND HE DIED ON THE CROSS

FOR MY SINS.

IT IS A REAL BLESSING

TO KNOW THAT THE LORD IS

WORKING IN HIS HEART AND

IN HIS LIFE.

Reporter: SHE WORKS

LONG HOURS TO PROVIDE FOR

HER SON.

I'M A SINGLE MOM.

I HAVE TO WORK TWO JOBS TO

MAKE ENDS MEET.

I WORK FOR CHESAPEAKE

PARKS AND RECREATION, I

TEACH PRE-SCHOOL CLASSES,

AND I ALSO WORK FOR

HURRICANE GYMNASTICS,

WHERE I'M A GYMNASTICS

COACH.

FINANCES ARE TIGHT AND IT

IS DEFINITELY A STRUGGLE.

Reporter: SHE SAYS

HER FAITH IN GOD SUSTAINS

HER.

THERE HAVE BEEN VERY,

VERY MANY NIGHTS, AFTER

JEREMIAH GOES TO BED, AND

I'M ON MY KNEES.

I TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO

SPEND TIME WITH GOD AND

GIVE MY BURDENS TO HIM.

Reporter: WHEN THE

BILLS HAVE PILED UP, SHE

HAS MADE SOME TOUGH

CHOICESMENT.

>CHOICES.

MANY TIMES I'VE SAID,

WE'RE GOING TO EAT TODAY

OR I'M GOING TO GET GAS TO

GO TO WORK.

MANY TIMES I HAVE TO PICK

GAS SO I CAN GO TO WORK.

IT IS HARD WHEN THERE IS

NOTHING IN THE CABINETS

AND THERE IS NO MONEY TO

REPLACE IT.

Reporter: WHEN A

FRIEND TOLD ERICA ABOUT

"OPERATION BLESSING," SHE

WAS GRATEFUL.

TO SIT DOWN AND SHARE

MY STORY WITH SOMEBODY WHO

CARES AND FOR THEM TO PRAY

WITH ME, I NOT ONLY LEAVE

WITH MY TRUNK FULL OF

GROCERIES, I LEAVE WITH MY

SPIRIT FILLED.

Reporter: IT HAS

LIFTED A HEAVY BURDEN.

I WANT TO THANK

EVERYBODY WHO GIVES AND

SACRIFICES WHAT THEY HAVE

TO GIVE TO "OPERATION

BLESSING," SO THAT NOT

JUST MY FAMILY, BUT SO

MANY FAMILIES CAN BE

HELPED AND BLESSED BY THIS

MINISTRY.

NOT ONLY ARE YOU HELPING

TO FEED OUR FAMILIES, BUT

YOU'RE FEEDING OUR SPIRIT.

YOU'RE HELPING PEOPLE

EXPERIENCE GOD'S LOVE

FIRSTHAND.

THANK YOU FOR GIVING TO

"OPERATION BLESSING" AND

BLESSING MY FAMILY.

Terry: THIS IS ONE

HARD-WORKING SINGLE MOM,

WHO IS POURING EVERYTHING

SHE HAS GOT INTO THE LIFE

OF HER SON, AND IS DOING

EVERYTHING SHE CAN TO MAKE

THAT POSSIBLE.

YOU KNOW, SOMETIMES NO

MATTER HOW MUCH YOU DO, NO

MATTER HOW HARD YOU WORK,

YOU JUST CAN'T MAKE ENDS

MEET.

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT

HAPPENS WHEN YOU JOIN "THE

700 CLUB," YOU GIVE US AN

OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK INTO

THE LIVES OF PEOPLE LIKE

ERICA.

NOT A HANDOUT, BUT A

HAND-UP.

WE SAY THANK YOU.

WHAT DOES THAT COST?

65 CENTS A DAY, $20 A

MONTH, MAKES YOU A "700

CLUB" MEMBER.

IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY

JOINED, TODAY IS A GREAT

DAY TO DO IT.

OUR NUMBER IS TOLL-FREE:

1-800-700-7000.

JUST CALL AND SAY, I WANT

TO JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

WHEN YOU DO, WE WANT TO

SEND YOU PAT'S LATEST.

IT'S CALLED "ASK

ANYTHING."

YOU HEAR SOME OF THE

QUESTIONS THAT ARE

ANSWERED ON THIS PROGRAM,

AND THIS IS EVEN MORE

PROBING QUESTIONS ABOUT

LIFE.

PEOPLE WANT TO KNOW, WHAT

DOES THE WORD OF GOD SAY

ABOUT THIS?

IT'S OUR GIFT TO YOU WHEN

YOU JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

SO PLEASE CALL NOW.

> STILL AHEAD, THE WOMAN

WHO LED THE FIGHT TO BRING

"JENNA'S LAW" INTO THE

NATION'S SCHOOL.

SHE JOINS US LIVE WHEN WE

RETURN.

Terry: QUINN WAS 17

YEARS OLD WHEN A REPORTER

APPROACHED HER ABOUT

FEATURING HER STORY.

JENNA AGREED, BUT SHE

WANTED TO BE SEEN AS A

VICTOR, NOT A VICTIM.

AND SINCE THEN, SHE HAS

DONE THE SAME FOR OTHER

SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL ABUSE.

Reporter: JENNA QUINN

IS A CHILD ABUSE ADVOCATE,

SPEAKER, AND AUTHOR.

SHE HELPED IMPLEMENT

JENNA'S LAW, WHICH

REQUIRES SEX ABUSE

EDUCATION IN TEXAS.

TODAY, SIMILAR LEGISLATION

HAS MANDATED AND OVER HALF

OF AMERICAN SCHOOLS.

HER FIGHT AGAINST HIS

EPIDEMIC COMES FROM HER

OWN PERSONAL EXPERIENCE.

JENNA WAS 13 WHEN HER BEST

FRIEND'S FATHER SEXUALLY

ASSAULTED HER FOR THE

FIRST TIME.

INTENSE SHAME, FEAR, AND

WITHDRAWAL FOLLOWED.

THEN AFTER THREE YEARS OF

SUFFERING IN SILENCE, SHE

FINALLY BROKE FREE FROM

THE ABUSE AND BROUGHT HER

TORMENTOR TO JUSTICE.

IN HER BOOK, JENNA SHARES

HER JOURNEY THROUGH SEXUAL

ASSAULT, FROM FEAR TO

FORGIVENESS.

SHE GIVES WARNING SIGNS TO

LOOK FOR AND OFFERS HOPE

TO SURVIVORS.

Terry: JENNA QUINN IS

HERE WITH US NOW TO SHARE

HER STORY.

WELCOME.

IT IS SO GOOD TO HAVE YOU

HERE.

I'M SO EXCITED TO BE

HERE.

THANK YOU.

Terry: JENNA, HOW DID

THIS ALL START FOR YOU?

HE STARTED GROOMING ME

WHEN I WAS 12 YEARS OLD.

HE WAS A VERY CLOSE FAMILY

FRIEND, MY BEST FRIEND'S

FATHER, REALLY.

IMAGINE --

Terry: A FAMILY

FRIEND BECAUSE YOUR TWO

FAMILIES WERE VERY CLOSE

TO EACH OTHER.

YES.

YOU DO HOLIDAYS WITH,

VACATIONS, AND LITTLE DID

I KNOW THAT SOMEONE WHO

WAS VERY CLOSE TO ME IN MY

LIFE WOULD SEXUALLY ABUSE

ME FOR THREE YEARS.

AND THESE PERPETRATORS,

THEY REALLY -- THEY'RE

VERY STRATEGIC.

AND THEY PICK THEIR

VICTIMS --

Terry: YOU'RE NOT THE

FIRST VICTIM.

NO.

Terry: WHEN THESE

THINGS WOULD HAPPEN TO

YOU, WHAT DID IT MAKE YOU

FEEL?

WELL, I FELT FEELINGS I

HAD NEVER FELT BEFORE

AFTER THE FIRST INCIDENT

OF ASSAULT.

I FELT SHAME, INTENSE

SHAME, AND BLAME AND FEAR

AND GUILT.

AND I FELT AN ISOLATION

AND A SEPARATION THAT I

HAD NEVER FELT BEFORE.

Terry: YOU KNOW,

THAT'S SUCH A COMMON

REACTION ON THE PART OF

PEOPLE.

AND SOMETIMES I THINK

PEOPLE HAVE A HARD TIME

UNDERSTANDING THAT, WELL,

WHY WOULD YOU FEEL GUILT?

BUT CHILDREN DO.

HOW DID YOU DEAL WITH

THAT?

YOU REALLY STARTED ACTING

OUT IN SOME WAYS THAT WERE

TOTALLY CONTRARY TO WHO

YOU WERE BEFORE THIS.

YES.

BECAUSE I WAS THREATENED

NOT TO TELL, I DIDN'T.

AND DAVID SAID IT BEST IN

THE PSALMS.

HE SAID, WHEN I WAS

SILENT, MY BONES WASTED

AWAY.

Terry: YEAH.

SO BY NOT BEING ABLE TO

SAY SOMETHING OR TELL

SOMEONE OR EXPOSE THIS

EVIL, I SUFFERED.

NOT JUST EMOTIONALING, BUT

BEHAVIORALLY I STARTED TO

CHANGE.

I WENT FROM BEING OUTGOING

TO WITHDRAWN AND VERY

DEPRESSED AND SUICIDAL.

Terry: AND THEN

PEOPLE START JUDGING YOU

AS IF YOU'RE OUT OF KILTER

BECAUSE THEY DON'T

UNDERSTAND THE ROOT CAUSE

OF ALL OF THIS BECAUSE

NOTHING IS BEING SPOKEN.

SO YOU HAD TEACHERS AND

FRIENDS AND EVEN SOME

FAMILY MEMBERS WHO WERE

KIND OF, LIKE, PULL

YOURSELF UP BY THE BOOT

STRAPS.

WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH

YOU?

THE ADULTS AROUND ME

WERE NEVER EDUCATED ON

WHAT THOSE WARNING SIGNS

ARE.

HOW TO RECOGNIZE AND HOW

TO PREVENT.

AND HOW TO ASK A CHILD IF

THIS IS SOMETHING THAT IS

HAPPENING.

AND, LET'S BE HONEST, IT

IS NOT REALLY SOMETHING

THAT PEOPLE WANT -- THEY

DON'T WANT TO GO THERE IN

THEIR MINDS, THAT THIS IS

HAPPENING TO THIS YOUNG

GIRL IN THIS FAMILY.

Terry: OF COURSE NOT.

WHAT ARE THE WARNING

SIGNS?

SLAR THERE ARE SEVERAL

WARNING SIGNS.

THE BIGGEST, LOOK FOR

THOSE SUDDEN CHANGES IN

EMOTION, SUDDEN CHANGES IN

BEHAVIOR --

Terry: IT CAN BE

SCHOOL RELATED.

SCHOOL GRADES.

I WENT FROM MAKING GOOD

GRADES TO FAILING.

DEPRESSION, INSOMNIA, AND

ACTUALLY, BELIEVE IT OR

NOTE, CUTTING.

SELF-HARM IS A VERY STRONG

CORRELATER.

Terry: WHAT MADE YOU

SPEAK OUT?

MY OLDER SISTER -- THE

HOLY SPIRIT REALLY PUT IT

ON HER HEART TO ASK

BECAUSE A SPECIFIC

INCIDENT HAPPENED OVER

THANKSGIVING BREAK, WHEN

WE WERE JUST ROUGH

HOUSING.

GOING UP THE STAIRS AND

SHE GRABBED MY ANKLE, AND

SHE SAID, HA, HA, HA, I'M

GOING TO GET YOU.

THAT WAS A TRIGGER TO ME.

I STORMED UP TO MY ROOM

AND I WAS ANGRY WITH HER,

AND I SAID, THAT'S NOT

FUNNY AND I SLAMMED THE

DOOR.

SHE WENT BACK AND SHE

COULDN'T FOCUS ON HER

FINALS FOR CHRISTMAS.

THE ENTIRE TIME --

Terry: IT WAS ON HER

MIND.

YEAH.

IT WAS ON HER MIND SO

BADLY THAT THE NEXT DAY --

WE HAD SPENT CHRISTMAS EVE

AND CHRISTMAS DAY WITH THE

PERPETRATOR'S FAMILY --

AND THAT'S HOW THIS

HAPPENS.

OVER 90% OF THE TIME A

CHILD IS SEXUALLY ABUSE BY

SOMEONE THEY KNOW.

Terry: I WANT TO

MENTION THAT THE STATS ARE

ONE IN THREE GIRLS AND ONE

IN SIX BOYS WILL BE

SEXUALLY MOLESTED BY

SOMEONE IN THEIR LIFETIME.

THAT'S A STAGGERING

NUMBER.

IT IS A VERY STAGGERING

NUMBER.

IT DOESN'T SIT WELL WITH

MOST PEOPLE, AND IT

SHOULDN'T.

Terry: ULTIMATELY YOU

WENT TO COURT WITH THIS.

THAT HAD TO BE A VERY

DIFFICULT THING TO DO.

THIS IS THE KIND OF THING

YOU WANT TO STUFF IN THE

BACK OF THE CLOSET AND

NEVER HAVE TO THINK ABOUT

AGAIN.

YEAH.

Terry: THE GUY, THE

FAMILY FRIEND, GOT 20

YEARS.

BUT HERE YOU ARE, AND YOUR

FAMILIES HAD RELATIONSHIPS

WITH EACH OTHER, YOU WERE

FRIENDS WITH HIS CHILDREN.

YOU'RE ONE VOICE SAYING

THAT THIS HAS HAPPENED.

YOU PUT A LOT ON THE LINE

TO DO THIS.

DID YOU FEEL ANY BETTER

ONCE THAT HAD HAPPENED?

ONCE I MADE MY OUTCRY

AND EXPOSED THE EVIL THAT

WAS BEING DONE, I DID FEEL

BETTER.

BUT IT REALLY WASN'T UNTIL

THE NIGHT BEFORE THE TRIAL

THAT THE LORD -- I WAS IN

MY QUIET TIME WITH THE

LORD, AND HE LED ME TO THE

BOOK OF MATTHEW, WHERE IT

TALKS ABOUT PRAYING FOR

THOSE AND BLESSING THOSE

WHO PERSECUTE YOU.

AND I THOUGHT, HOW CAN I

DO THAT?

HOW CAN I DO THAT?

HOW CAN YOU ASK ME TO DO

THAT?

BUT I KNEW THAT, YOU KNOW,

GOD'S WORD IS TRUE.

AND IF I DID WHAT HE SAID,

HE WOULD BE FAITHFUL.

SO I PRAYED.

I PRAYED BLESSING.

I PRAYED FORGIVENESS.

Terry: EVEN THOUGH

YOU DIDN'T FEEL LIKE IT?

EVEN THOUGH I DIDN'T

FEEL LIKE IT.

I WANTED THE LORD TO KNOW

I WAS TRYING.

I SEE WHAT YOU'RE TELLING

ME TO DO.

I UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU WANT

ME TO DO.

SO I'M GOING TO PRAY.

I PRAYED THESE PRAYERS AND

I ASKED THAT MY EMOTIONS

WOULD FOLLOW THE WORDS I

WAS PRAYING, AND THEY DID.

Terry: THERE IS

SOMETHING IN FORGIVENESS,

THAT WE THINK SOMETIMES

WE'RE FORGIVING THE OTHER

PERSON.

WE'RE NOT.

WE'RE REALLY RELIEVING

THEM TO GOD.

IN THAT RELEASE, WE BECOME

FREE.

AND WHAT A JOURNEY YOU

HAVE BEEN ON.

AND NOW JENNA'S LAW EXISTS

AROUND THE COUNTRY, AND IT

IS PROTECTING CHILDREN

BECAUSE YOU HAD THE

COURAGE TO SPEAK UP.

IT IS REALLY QUITE

WONDERFUL.

I WANT TO MENTION THAT

JENNA HAS A BOOK, AND IF

YOU ARE SOMEONE YOU KNOW

NEEDS HELP, WE WANT YOU TO

READ THIS BOOK.

IT IS CALLED "PURE IN

HEART."

AND YOU CAN ALWAYS CALL A

CHILD ABUSE HOT LINE:

1-800-FOR-A-CHILD.

GET A HOLD OF THE BOOK,

"PURE AT HEART."

IT IS AVAILABLE WHEREVER

BOOKS ARE SOLD AND WELL

WORTH YOUR READ.

AND TALK TO YOUR CHILDREN.

JENNA, THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

Terry: WE WANT TO

LEAVE YOU WITH THESE WORDS

FROM PSALM 55: 22: "CAST

YOUR BURDEN ON THE LORD,

AND HE SHALL SUSTAIN YOU."

THAT'S NOT A MAYBE.

THAT'S A PROMISE.

WE HOPE THAT'S A PROMISE

THAT IS TRUE IN YOUR LIFE.

GOD BLESS YOU.

WE'LL SEE YOU TOMORROW.

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