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700 Club Interactive - January 9, 2018

Diane Lake shares her story of living with the Charles Manson family and eventually testifying against him. Read Transcript


Gordon: AT 14 YEARS

OF AGE, SHE BECAME THE

YOUNGEST FOLLOWER OF

CHARLES MANSON.

REALIZING AND ACCEPTING

THAT I GAVE MYSELF OVER TO

A MAD MAN.

Gordon: AND FOUND SHE

WAS A PAWN IN A DEADLY

GAME.

IN ORDER TO PROTECT

MYSELF OR TO AVOID BEING

KILLED, I WAS GOING TO

HAVE TO KILL.

Gordon: FIND OUT HOW

SHE BROKE THE CHAIN ON

TODAY'S "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

> WELL, WELCOME TO THE

SHOW.

YOU MAY NOT HAVE HEARD

ABOUT THE START-UP

CULTURE, BUT IT IS

CHANGING OUR WORLD ON A

REGULAR BASIS.

Terry: THE IDEA IS

FOR NEW BUSINESSES TO

DISRUPT THE STATUS QUO.

NOW EVEN ESTABLISHED

COMPANIES ARE TAKING A

CLOSER LOOK AT FRESH

IDEAS.

CAITLIN BURKE EXPLAINS HOW

IT ALL AFFECTS YOU.

Reporter: FRIENDSHIP FROM

AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND

STEP BY STEP GUIDES TO

GETTING A GREEN CARD TO AN

ELECTRIC FOLDABLE BICYCLE,

YOU CAN FIND A START-UP.

A START-UP IS A TEAM IN

SEARCH OF A BUSINESS MODEL

AND IN SEARCH OF A MARKET

AND SOME COSTUMERS TO

SERVE.

IT IS A NEW TECHNOLOGY

COMPANY THAT HELPS ALL

FAMILIES DEAL WITH AND

FINALLY NAVIGATE THEIR

IMMIGRATION JOURNEY WITH

CONFIDENCE.

THEY STARTED THIS

COMPANY, WHICH IS

BASICALLY BY B AND B,

WHERE WE TAKE ANY HOME AND

CAN CONVERT IT INTO A

SHAREABLE, LONG-TERM HOME.

Reporter:

ENTREPRENEURS ARE

CONSTANTLY COMING UP WITH

NEW BUSINESS MODELS OR

DISRUPTING EXISTING

BUSINESSES WITH NEW IDEAS.

IT IS ATTRACTIVE BECAUSE

IT OFTEN LEADS TO GREAT

EFFICIENCY, WHILE SPENDING

LESS MONEY.

THE BEST START-UPS ARE

LEARNING MACHINES, AND

THEY FOCUSED ON SOLVING,

LIKE, ONE SMALL PROBLEM.

OVER TIME, WHO KNOWS, THIS

PROBLEM COULD BECOME A BIG

PROBLEM FOR LIKE A LOT OF

PEOPLE.

Reporter: THAT

POTENTIAL TO MAKE A BIG

DIFFERENCE IN A SMALL

AMOUNT OF TIME IS A BIG

DRAW, ESPECIALLY FOR

MILLENNIALS.

AMERICANS SPEND

8.2 BILLION HOURS IN

TRAFFIC ANNUALLY, AND WE

THINK WE CAN DO BETTER,

AND THIS IS OUR SOLUTION.

OH, YOU DO FEEL THE

MOTOR TURN ON.

I THINK EVERYBODY IS

KIND OF SEEING THEIR

PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS

JUST KIND OF WORK FOR 40

YEARS IN THE SAME PLACE,

AND, YOU KNOW, WE LOOK AT

THAT AND IT IS BORING.

I DON'T WANT TO DO THE

SAME THING AT THE SAME

PLACE FOR 40 YEARS.

Reporter: AT THIS

YEAR'S TECH CRUNCH DISRUPT

CONFERENCE IN SAN

FRANCISCO, HUNDREDS CAME

TO PITCH IDEAS, NETWORKS,

AND COMPETE AGAINST EACH

OTHER.

THERE ARE SEASONED

VETERANS, MILLENNIAL

INVADERS, AND EVEN HIGH

SCHOOL HOPEFULS.

OUR COMPANY SAFE

SHARING CAR IS A

RIDE-SHARING FOR

MILLENNIALS.

A START-UP AT SUCH A

YOUNG AGE HAS GIVEN US A

CHANCE TO TAKE RISKS WE

MAY NOT HAVE TAKEN LATER

ON IN LIFE.

WHEN IT COMES TO

INVENTORS, I FEEL LIKE

THEY WON'T TAKE US

SERIOUSLY, BUT ONCE WE

SHOW THEM THE TRACTION AND

THE NUMBERS WE'RE GETTING,

THEN THEY'LL TAKE IT

SERIOUSLY AND BE

IMPRESSED.

Reporter: THERE ARE

REPS FROM PRICE WATERHOUSE

COOPER WHO ARE SHOWING HOW

THEY ARE WORKING TO

DISRUPT THEMSELVES.

THEY HAD A MODEL THAT

SERVED THEMSELVES WELL FOR

100 SOMETHING YEARS.

AND THEY DIDN'T TAKE

LIGHTLY TO CHANG CHANGING THAT,

BUT THEY HAVE BEEN GOOD AT

RECOGNIZING, IS THERE A

MARKET OPPORTUNITY?

AND ARE WE TAKING

ADVANTAGE OF IT?

Reporter: THEY

LAUNCHED THE EXPERIENCE

CENTER, WHERE THEY HELP

CLIENTS CREATE NEXT

GENERATION EXPERIENCES.

YOU CAN THINK OF THESE

WEIRD THINGS WE HAVE, LIKE

THE EXPERIENCE CENTER, AND

WE SEPARATE THEM

PHYSICALLY, AND WE'RE

DEPENDEPENDENT ON THEM, BUT THE

CREATORS CAN CREATE AND

THEY FEEL LIKE THEY'RE

UNENCUMBERED.

Reporter: THIS MAN

SAYS THE RISK OF FAILING

TO QUICKLY IMPLEMENT

INNOVATION, COULD MEAN

EXTINCTION.

IF YOU DON'T, YOU HAVE

A SUP-OPTIMAL BUSINESS

PRACTICE.

Reporter: THERE IS

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE,

SELF-DRIVING CARS, AND

CRYPTO CURRENCIES.

HAVE YOU RIDDEN THIS

THING?

IT IS CRAZY.

YOU SHOULD TRY IT.

Gordon: EVERYBODY IS

LOOKING FOR THAT START-UP

CULTURE AND ESTABLISHED

COMPANIES ESPECIALLY

BECAUSE THEY'RE WORRIED

ABOUT BECOMING OBSOLETE.

WHAT I DON'T LIKE IN THAT

PIECE IS IT IS SAYING YOU

DON'T WANT TO WORK FOR

SOMEBODY FOR 40 YEARS.

COME ON.

THAT'S HOW --

Terry: THAT'S OUR

BACKBONE, PEOPLE WHO HAVE

BEEN HERE FOR 40 YEARS,

EXACTLY.

> BUT IT IS EXCITING TO

SEE YOUNG PEOPLE

ENTHUSIASTIC AND HAVING

THE KIND OF FREEDOM AND

RANGE GIVEN TO THEM TO BE

CREATIVE.

Gordon: RIGHT.

Terry: BECAUSE WITH

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE,

WHO KNOWS WHERE THE WORLD

IS GOING.

IT IS SUCH A CRAZY DAY.

Gordon: I THINK WE'RE

ALL GOING TO GO TO RESORT

AND RETIRE.

[LAUGHTER]

Gordon: OH, BOY!

Terry: LET ME PONDER

THAT -- OKAY.

NO, BUT INTERESTING AND

DEFINITELY A WAVE OF THE

FUTURE.

IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO

SEE WHAT COMES OUT OF ALL

OF THOSE YOUNG PEOPLE.

> UP NEXT, A 10-YEAR-OLD

WHO WANTS TO BE JUST LIKE

HER TV HERO.

HEAR HOW SHE IS CHANGING

LIVES IN HER SCHOOL, WHEN

WE RETURN.

Gordon: EINIA IS A

YOUNG GIRL LIVING IN

ALBANIA, WHO HAS A ROLE

MODEL.

SHE WANTS TO BE LEASING

AND KIND LIKE IT'S

CHARACTER JOY FROM

"SUPERBOOK."

JOY HAS MADE SUCH A HUGE

IMPACT ON EINIA, THAT HER

MOTHER SAYS IT HAS CHANGED

HER LIFE.

WHEN I WAS FIVE OR SIX

YEARS OLD, I WATCHED

"SUPERBOOK" FOR THE FIRST

TIME.

Reporter: 10-YEAR-OLD

EINIA FOUND A HERO IN HER

FAVORITE CARTOON SERIES.

I'M THINKING ALL OF THE

TIME, WHY CAN'T I BECOME

LIKE JOY?

SHE BELIEVES IN GOD AND

SHE IS GOOD AND KIND.

I BEGAN TO BELIEVE, AND I

STARTED TO PRAY.

THIS CARTOON CHANGED

THE LIFE OF MY DAUGHTER.

JOY MAKES FRIENDS WITH

CHILDREN THAT OTHERS HAVE

REJECTED, IT HAD A STRONG

IMPACT ON EINIA.

THERE WA I THOUGHT JOY CAN BE SO

KIND AND BRAVE, AND SO CAN

I.

Reporter: SO EINIA

BEFRIENDEDED A CHILFRIENDED A CHILD AT

SCHOOL WHO HAD BEEN

BULLIED BY CLASSMATES.

I FOUND OUT SHE WAS A

NICE PERSON, AND I

REALIZED ALL PEOPLE NEED

TO BE GIVEN A CHANCE.

Reporter: EINIA IS

ONE OF THE THOUSANDS OF

CHILDREN ACROSS ALBANIA

WHO'S LIVES HAVE CHANGED

THROUGH "SUPERBOOK."

THIS WOMAN HAS WITNESSED

THE CHANGE FIRSTHAND.

WHEREVER WE GO -- THIS

IS TRUE, WHEREVER WE GO,

THE KIDS ALL KNOW THE

SONG.

AND IT IS THE SONG OF

SALVATION.

*

*

[SINGING IN A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

THIS CARTOON IS VERY

IMPORTANT FOR OUR COUNTRY

BECAUSE SO MANY CHILDREN

ARE IN FAMILIES WHO DON'T

KNOW JESUS.

BUT NOW THEY KNOW GIZMO,

JOY, AND CHRIS, AND THEY

HEAR ABOUT GOD THROUGH

THEM.

NOW I TALK TO MY

FRIENDS ABOUT JESUS.

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO

MADE THE WONDERFUL

"SUPERBOOK."

Gordon: IF YOU WANT

TO BE A PART OF IT, IF YOU

WANT TO BE A PART OF

SENDING THE STORIES OF THE

BIBLE TO THE CHILDREN OF

THE WORLD, WE'RE DOING IT.

AND WE'RE DOING IT IN YOUR

NAME WHEN YOU BECOME PART

OF THE "SUPERBOOK" D.V.D.

CLUB.

HOW MUCH IS IT?

IT IS JUST $25 A MONTH,

AND EVERY TIME A NEW

EPISODE COMES OUT, YOU'LL

BE FIRST IN LINE TO

RECEIVE IT.

YOU'LL NOT JUST GET ONE

COPY, BUT YOU'LL GET THREE

COPIES.

RIGHT NOW WE'RE OFFERING

THE "SUPERBOOK" EXPLORER

CLUB, WHICH IS TWO

EPISODES, PLUS THE

ARCHEOLOGY THAT GOES INTO

THE EPISODE, AS WELL AS

THE THEOLOGY THAT GOES

INTO THE EPISODE, SO YOU

CAN HAVE YOUR OWN LITTLE

SUNDAY SCHOOL RIGHT AT

HOME WITH YOUR CHILDREN.

AND YOUR GIFT WILL THEN GO

INTO THE PRODUCTION COSTS,

THE DISTRIBUTION COASTS,

ANCOSTS,AND THE TRANSLATION COSTS,

SO CHILDREN CAN UNDERSTAND

THEM.

AND WHEN THEY SEE THEM,

THEIR HEARTS ARE CHANGED

AND THEIR LIVES ARE

CHANGED.

YOU CAN BE A PART OF IT.

IT WA1-800-700-7000.

Terry: COMING UP, A

HOME-CARE WORKER GETS

REAR-ENDED AND WINDS UP

NEEDING HELP HERSELF.

I HAD EXCRUCIATING

PAIN, AND SO I COULDN'T

EVEN WALK.

WALK.

Terry: SEE HOW A

MIRACLE GOT THIS WOMAN

BACK ON HER FEET.

PLUS, WE'LL BE PRAYING FOR

Terry: CAITLIN WAS A

BUSY MOM WITH A BUSY JOB,

TAKING CARE OF THE SICK.

UNTIL THE DAY HER CAR WAS

REAR-ENDED, AND THEN

SUDDENLY SHE WAS THE ONE

WHO NEEDED HELP.

Reporter: CAITLIN IS

A SINGLE MOTHER OF THREE

AND A HOME HEALTH CARE

PROVIDER.

SHE SPENT MOST OF HER TIME

PROVIDING AND CARING FOR

OTHERS, UNTIL ONE DAY SHE

WAS REAR-ENDED AT A

STOPLIGHT.

AS SOON AS I GET OUT TO

GO AND SEE WHAT IS

HAPPENING, I PUT MY FOOT,

YOU KNOW, ON THE FLOOR,

AND THERE WAS EXCRUCIATING

PAIN, SO I COULDN'T EVEN

WALK.

I HAD TO SIT ON THE

SIDEWALK.

Reporter: CAITLIN

WENT TO SEE A DOCTOR RIGHT

AWAY.

HE PRESCRIBED PAIN

MEDICATION, AND SENT HER

TO A SPECIALIST FOR

PHYSICAL THERAPY AND

INJECTIONS.

BUT NOTHING GAVE HER

RELIEF.

THEY TOLD ME I HAD AN

INFLAMED DISC, AND THE

DISC WAS COMPRESSING

AGAINST MY SPINE.

THEY TOLD ME I COULDN'T DO

ANY LIFTING, ANY BENDING,

BECAUSE IT MAKES IT WORSE.

SO I HAD TO TAKE OFF FROM

WORK AT LEAST FOR THREE

MONTHS.

I COULD NOT DRIVE.

SITTING WAS VERY BAD FOR

ME.

GETTING OUT OF THE CAR WAS

VERY BAD FOR ME.

BECAUSE EVERY TIME I PUT

MY FOOT DOWN, THE PAIN IS

RIGHT THERE.

SO IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE.

Reporter: LATER

CAITLIN TRIED A RISKY BACK

SURGERY, BUT IT WAS A

TEMPORARY FIX, AND THE

PAIN RETURNED.

I CONTINUED TO LIVE

WITH THE PAIN, AND CRYING

TO GOD EVERY MORNING.

Reporter: CAITLIN

KNEW HER KIDS DEPENDED ON

HER, EVEN IF SHE DEPENDED

ON GOD FOR HELP.

BEING A SINGLE MOTHER,

I HAVE TO BE AT WORK.

I HAD TO GO BACK TO WORK.

I ALWAYS TELL PEOPLE THAT

JESUS IS MY STRENGTH.

WITHOUT HIS STRENGTH, I

WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO DO MY

JOB AND TAKE CARE OF MY

KIDS.

Reporter: CAITLIN

REALIZED THAT WHAT SHE

REALLY NEEDED WAS A

MIRACLE.

SHE FOUND HOPE IN WATCHING

"THE 700 CLUB" EVERY DAY.

FOR THE LAST FOUR YEARS

I'VE BEEN WATCHING CBN.

AND EVERY TIME WHOEVER IS

ON THE SHOW PRAYED, MY

KNEES ARE GOING TO BE ON

THE FLOOR BECAUSE I AM

EXPECTING FOR GOD TO TOUCH

ME.

AND THAT DAY, I WENT ON

THE FLOOR WHILE GORDON WAS

PRAYING.

AND THEN HE GAVE THE WORD

OF KNOWLEDGE --

Gordon: YOU HAD AN

INJURY ON THE RIGHT SIDE,

AND IT IS CAUSING

RECURRING PAIN.

YOU ARE HEALED AND YOU ARE

RELEASED NOW IN JESUS'

NAME.

WHEN I HEARD THAT, OF

COURSE MY

Terry: SOMETIMES IT

CAN FEEL LIKE GOD IS FAR

AWAY.

AND WE DON'T BASE OUR

LIVES OR OUR THOUGHTS OR

NEEDS ON FEELINGS.

E WE HAVWE HAVE TO BELIEVE WHAT

GOD SAYS.

HE IS IN OUR TODAY.

HE IS ALSO IN OUR

TOMORROW.

HE HEARS YOUR VOICE WHEN

YOU CRY.

AND AS YOU CAN SEE FROM

CAITLIN'S STORY, SOMETIMES

YOU HAVE TO PERSEVERE IN

PRAYER.

YOU JUST HAVE TO PUSH

THROUGH TO THE PLACE WHERE

GOD'S HAND EXTENDED TO YOU

SCECTCONNECTS WITH YOUR NEED

AND YOU ARE SET FREE.

THAT'S WHY WE WANT TO PRAY

FOR YOU TODAY.

MANY OF YOU HAVE BEEN

CRYING OUT, LIKE SHE IS,

FOR SOME TIME.

AND TODAY WE WOULD LIKE TO

ASK GOD TO ANSWER THAT

CRY, TO SPEAK TO YOUR

NEED.

TO TOUCH YOUR BODY, YOUR

MIND, YOUR FINANCES, YOUR

RELATIONSHIPS, WHATEVER IT

IS THAT YOU'RE CRYING OUT

FOR, AS WE PRAY FOR YOU

TODAY.

LET'S PRAY.

Gordon: LORD, WE JUST

LIFT THE NEEDS OF THE

AUDIENCE TO YOU.

AND AS PEOPLE ARE CRYING

OUT FOR THEIR NEED, THAT

CHRONIC INJURY, THAT

CHRONIC PAIN, THAT

DISEASE, THE ONES THAT THE

DOCTORS SAY WE HAVE NO

HOPE FOR, LORD GOD, FOR

THEM STRETCH FORTH YOUR

HAND TO DO MIRACLES NOW,

IN JESUS' NAME.

> THERE IS SOMEONE, YOUR

NAME IS HELEN.

YOU FELL AND HAD A SEVERE

INJURY TO YOUR LEFT

SHOULDER AND YOUR LEFT

COLLARBONE, AND YOU'RE IN

DEEP PAIN RIGHT NOW.

AND GOD HAS JUST RESTORED

YOUR SHOULDER.

HE IS ABLE TO REKNIT

THINGS.

HE IS ABLE TO PUT BONES

BACK IN PLACE PROPERLY,

EVEN THE ONES THAT HEALED

FROM A MISALIGNMENT -- HE

IS ABLE TO DO ALL OF THAT

FOR YOU RIGHT NOW.

YOU JUST FEE FELT THAT PAIN

LEAVE YOUR SHOULDER AND

COLLARBONE RIGHT NOW.

RAISE YOUR HANDS AND

PRAISE HIM FOR WHAT HE HAS

DONE TODAY.

Terry: AND THERE IS

SOMEONE ELSE -- I DON'T

KNOW IF THIS IS ONE PERSON

OR MANY, BUT TAKE IT IF

THIS IS YOUR SCENARIO --

YOU HAVE TERRIBLE

RECURRING MIGRAINES ALMOST

DAILY.

YOUR LIFE HAS CHANGED

BECAUSE OF THIS.

YOU ARE BEING SET FREE

RIGHT NOW.

IT IS LIKE A BAND IS

COMING OFF YOUR HEAD, AND

THERE IS NO FEAR THAT THIS

WILL RETURN AGAIN.

YOU HAVE BEEN SET FREE IN

JESUS' NAME.

Gordon: SOMEONE HAS A

COMPRESSION FRACTURE FROM

A FALL.

IT HAS AFFECTED YOUR

NERVES AND IT HAS AFFECTED

A GREAT PORTION OF YOUR

LIFE BECAUSE YOU LIVE WITH

PAIN.

GOD IS HEALING YOU RIGHT

NOW.

HE IS ABLE TO RESTORE

VERTEBRAE, HE IS ABLE TO

RESTORE DISCS AND

EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR

LIFE AND HEALTH.

IN JESUS' NAME, BE HEALED

NOW OF THAT.

AND WHAT YOU COULDN'T DO,

DO IT NOW.

IF YOU COULDN'T TURN YOUR

TORSO, IF YOU COULDN'T

BEND OVER AND TOUCH YOUR

TOES, DO IT NOW AND

RECEIVE HEALING INTO THAT

BACK.

Terry: THERE IS

SOMEONE ELSE, YOU HAVE

A -- I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU

CALL THIS -- YOU JUST ARE

SO LONELY.

AND YOU FEEL SUCH A SENSE

OF ALONENESS.

IT IS NOT LONELY, LIKE YOU

JUST WANT PEOPLE AROUND

YOU.

YOU JUST FEEL SO ALONE.

BUT GOD'S PRESENCE IS JUST

PERMEATING YOUR MIND AND

HEART AND VERY BEING.

HE WANTS YOU TO KNOW HE

HAS ALWAYS BEEN THERE AND

WILL ALWAYS BE THERE.

JUST RELAX AND REST.

PUT YOUR HAND IN HIS.

FEEL HIS HAND WRAP AROUND

YOURS, AND YOU ARE NOT

ALONE EVER, IN JESUS'

NAME.

Gordon: LORD, WE

THANK YOU.

WE THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU

HAVE DONE FOR US.

HOW YOU HAVE SACRIFICED

YOURSELF FOR US.

WE RECEIVE IT NOW IN

JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

AND AMEN.

IF YOU'VE EXPERIENCED A

MIRACLE, TELL US.

LET US SHARE YOUR GOOD

REPORT WITH THE WORD.

WORLD.

IF YOU NEED PRAYER, WE'RE

HERE FOR YOU 24 HOURS A

DAY, SEVEN DAYS A WEEK.

IT IS OUR HONOR AND

PRIVILEGE TO PRAY FOR YOU.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS PICK

UP THE PHONE AND CALL:

1-800-700-7000.

> UP NEXT, AT 14 YEARS

OLD, DIANE WAS THE

YOUNGEST FOLLOWER OF

CHARLES MANSON.

FIND OUT HOW AFTER YEARS

OF ABUSE SHE WAS ABLE TO

TESTIFY AGAINST HIM IN

COURT AND FIND HER TRUE

IDENTITY.

YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS

THIS STORY.

THAT'S UP NEXT, RIGHT

AFTER THIS.

Gordon: DIANE LAKE

LIVED AN ORDINARY LIFE FOR

MORE THAN 30 YEARS.

SHE WAS A TEACHER, A WIFE,

AND A MOTHER OF THREE

CHILDREN.

THEN ONE DAY SHE RECEIVED

A PHONE CALL EXPOSING HER

PAST, AND DIANE HAD TO

ACKNOWLEDGE THE TRUTH THAT

BEGAN WHEN SHE WAS 13

YEARS OLD AND A MEMBER OF

THE CHARLES MANSON FAMILY.

I NEEDED TO BE LOVED

AND ADORED AND RESPECTED.

AND, YOU KNOW, I NEEDED TO

HAVE A PURPOSE.

AND I DIDN'T HAVE THAT

UNTIL I MET CHARLES MANSON

AND FAMILY.

Reporter: DIANE LAKE

WAS A CHILD OF THE '60s

HIPPIE MOVEMENT.

HER FATHER LED HER ON HER

FIRST L.S.D. TRIP WHEN SHE

WAS ONLY 13 YEARS ELD.

OLD.

THAT SAME YEAR, HER

PARENTS SOLD THEIR

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA HOME

AND MOVED THE FAMILY INTO

A BREAD TRUCK, WHERE THEY

COULD BE FREE FROM

SOCIETAL RESTRICTIONS.

IT WAS DIFFICULT LIVING

IN A BREAD TRUCK WITH FIVE

PEOPLE.

I WAS UNCOMFORTABLE.

AND WHEN I THOUGHT WHAT

WAS GOD'S VOICE TELLING ME

IT WAS TIME TO LEAVE HOME,

I TALKED TO MY PARENTS AND

THEY WROTE ME A NOTE.

Reporter: THE NOTE

GAVE DIANE PERMISSION TO

LEAVE HER PARENTS AND LIVE

AS SHE SAW FIT, EVEN

THOUGH SHE WAS ONLY 13.

WHEN SHE MET CHARLES

MANSON AND FAMILY, DIANE

QUICKLY FELL UNDER THE

INFLUENCE OF THE SEX,

DRUGS, AND MIND CONTROL HE

USED TO MANIPULATE THE

GIRLS WHO JOINED HIM.

I NEEDED TO BELONG.

I NEEDED TO BE PART OF

THIS MOVEMENT, PART OF A

FAMILY.

AND THAT WAS PART OF HIS

CON, THAT HE WAS ABLE TO

HONE IN ON WHATEVER A

PERSON'S WEAKNESSES WERE,

WHATEVER THEIR NEEDS WERE,

AND THEN FILL IT, PROVIDE.

I MEAN, HE WAS A MASTER AT

THAT.

AND HE USED IT TO

MANIPULATE.

HE MADE ALL OF US, I

THINK, FEEL INDIVIDUALLY

THAT WE WERE HIS FAVORITE,

THAT WE WERE LOVED AND

ADORED.

Reporter: MANSON

DISTORTED SPIRITUAL IDEAS

AND TRIED TO CONVINCE

DIANE AND OTHERS HE WAS

THE MESSIAH.

HE WOULD TALK THINGS

THAT CAME FROM THE BIBLE,

OR SCIENTOLOGY, OR WHO

KNOWS WHAT -- DIFFERENT

ASPECTS OF LIFE AND THEY

MADE -- THEY SEEMED -- HE

HAD AN ABILITY TO MAKE

NONSENSE MAKE SENSE.

Reporter: DIANE WAS A

DEVOTED FOLLOWER, GIVING

HER MIND AND BODY OVER TO

MANSON'S WILL AND DESIRES.

YOU DON'T WANT TO

ACCEPT THE TRUTH.

YOU DON'T WANT TO ACCEPT

THE TRUTH THAT YOU

COMMITTED YOURSELF, OR YOU

HAVE GIVEN YOURSELF OVER

TO A MAD MAN.

IT IS HARD.

IT'S -- THAT'S KIND OF THE

PROCESS THAT I'M GOING

THROUGH NOW, IS REALLY

REALIZING AND ACCEPTING

THAT I GAVE MYSELF OVER TO

A MAD MAN.

Reporter: SHE ENDURED

PHYSICAL, MENTAL, AND

SEXUAL ABUSE AT THE HAND

OF CHARLES MANSON AND

THOSE HE GAVE HER AWAY TO.

AT TIMES, IT SEEMED MORE

THAN SHE COULD HANDLE.

I WAS GOING TO JUMP OFF

A CLIFF AFTER CHARLEY CHARLIE

RAPED ME.

I WAS REALLY HURT BY THAT.

I WAS READY TO JUMP OFF

THE CLIFF.

I DIDN'T FEEL LIKE I

BELONGED THERE ANYMORE.

BUT I DIDN'T KNOW WHERE TO

GO.

Reporter: AS TIME

WENT ON, MANSON'S

PREACHING BECAME MORE

VIOLENT.

HE TAUGHT THE FAMILY HOW

TO USE A KNIFE TO PREPARE

FOR HELTER SKELTER, A RACE

WAR HE SAID WOULD SOON BE

COMING.

IN ORDER TO PROTECT

MYSELF OR TO AVOID BEING

KILLED, I WAS GOING TO

HAVE TO KILL.

BUT I DIDN'T REALIZE THAT

THAT -- WAS HE TRAINING US

TO START HELTER SKELTER?

THAT WE WERE GOING TO GO

OUT AND KILL?

I VIEWED IT AS A WAY THAT

WE MIGHT NEED THIS

INFORMATION TO PROTECT

OURSELVES FROM BEING

KILLED.

Reporter: BUT A SHORT

TIME LATER, DIANE LEARNED

TEX WATSON AND OTHER

MANSON FAMILY MEMBERS HAD

TAKEN PART IN A GRISLY

MURDER SPREE, KILLING

ACTRESS SHARON TATE AND

SEVERAL OTHERS.

IT DIDN'T MAKE SENSE,

THESE PEOPLE THAT I HAD

LOVED HAD MURDERED PEOPLE?

THERE WAS A CERTAIN AMOUNT

OF GLEE, GIDDINESS,

DETACHMENT.

THERE WAS WERE ALMOST

LIKE, AS I REMEMBER

THINKING, THEY WERE KIND

OF BRAGGING ABOUT WHAT

THEY HAD DONE.

YOU KNOW?

AND THAT JUST DIDN'T SEEM

RIGHT AT ALL.

AND TEX WAS -- WHEN HE

FIRST TOLD ME, HE WAS,

LIKE, I DID THIS.

CHARLIE TOLD ME TO.

HE WAS PROUD THAT HE HAD

DONE THIS BEFORE CHARLIE

HAD ASKED HIM TO.

Reporter: WHEN

CHARLES MANSON AND HIS

FAMILY MEMBERS WERE

ARRESTED, DIANE BECAME A

KEY WITNESS FOR THE

PROSECUTION.

I WAS ABLE TO LOOK, YOU

KNOW, THE GIRLS AND

CHARLIE IN THE EYE.

I WAS KIND OF AFRAID GOING

IN, IS HE GOING TO HAVE

MIND CONTROL OVER ME.

BUT HE SHOWED ME HIS REAL

COLORS WITH HIS ANTICS IN

THE COURTROOM.

IT BROKE ANY LINGERING

DOUBTS ABOUT MY AFFECTION

FOR HIM, FOR SURE.

Reporter: AFTER THE

CONVICTIONS, DIANE WAS

ABLE TO REJOIN SOCIETY AND

EVENTUALLY BECAME A

CHRISTIAN, WHERE SHE FOUND

HER TRUE PURPOSE AND

IDENTITY.

SHE NOW SAYS THAT HER

SURVIVAL WAS ONLY BY GOD'S

LOVE AND GRACE.

JESUS IS A SERVANT.

HE IS A SERVANT LEADER.

HE LOVES US NO MATTER

WHAT, YOU KNOW.

AND HE IS THERE TO HOLD US

UP WITH THE DIRTY FACE AND

THE TEARS.

I REALLY FEEL LIKE HE WAS

HOLDING ME IN THE PALM OF

HIS HAND.

AND, YOU KNOW, I JUST

THANK GOD FOR SEEING ME

THROUGH.

THAT'S WHY I WANT TO SHARE

THAT WITH PEOPLE.

I DIDN'T WANT IT TO BE A

SECRET ANYMORE.

IT WAS A DARK, DARK

EPISODE IN AMERICAN

HISTORY, BUT I SURVIVED.

I PREVAILED.

AND I WANT TO BRING SOME

LIGHT INTO THIS WHOLE DARK

ERA.

Reporter: IN HER

BOOK, "MEMBER OF THE

FAMILY," SHE SAYS SHE

BELIEVES GOD WAS WITH HER

THROUGH IT ALL AND GAVE

HER THE GRACE SHE NEEDED

TO MOVE PAST HER TIME IN

THE MANSON FAMILY.

NOW I REALLY WANT TO,

YOU KNOW, SHARE THIS

REMARKABLE SAVING GRACE

THAT I CAN ONLY ATTRIBUTE

TO GOD.

I HAVE A WONDERFUL

HUSBAND, I HAVE WONDERFUL

CHILDREN, YOU KNOW, A

GREAT CHURCH FAMILY.

IT'S ONLY BY THE GRACE OF

GOD.

SO I'M THANKFUL.

I'M THANKFUL FORED GOD.

FOR GOD.

I'M THANKFUL FOR JESUS

CHRIST AS MY SAVIOR.

Gordon: AND YOU CAN

BE THANKFUL, TOO.

NO MATTER WHAT'S HAPPENED

TO YOU, NO MATTER WHAT

YOU'VE DONE, NO MATTER WHO

YOU'VE GIVEN YOURSELF TO

OR WHAT YOU'VE GIVEN

YOURSELF TO, JESUS COMES

TO SET THE CAPTIVE FREE.

HE IS ABLE TO REDEEM YOU.

HE IS ABLE TO TAKE YOU OUT

OF WHATEVER BARGAIN YOU'VE

MADE.

MAYBE IT WASN'T AS EXTREME

AS WHAT DIANE WENT

THROUGH, WHERE SHE GAVE

HERSELF AND ACKNOWLEDGES

NOW THAT SHE GAVE HERSELF

TO A MAD MAN.

I WAS COMPLETELY FOOLED; I

GAVE MYSELF TO HIM.

MAYBE YOU DIDN'T GO THAT

FAR, BUT MAYBE YOU GAVE

YOURSELF TO OTHER THINGS.

START TICKING OFF A NUMBER

OF THINGS IN LIFE THAT YOU

CAN BECOME ATTACHED TO.

AND EVEN THOUGH YOU KNOW

IT LEADS TO DESTRUCTION,

YOU CAN'T GET OUT OF IT.

WELL, THERE IS AN EASY

WAY.

CALL ON THE NAME OF THE

LORD.

AND WHEN YOU DO THAT, WHEN

YOU CALL ON HIM, HE WILL

BE SURE TO ANSWER.

HERE IS THE PROMISE FOR

YOU: WHEN YOU SEEK ME WITH

ALL OF YOUR HEART, THEN

YOU WILL FIND ME.

THIS ISN'T SOMETHING YOU

DO TO PLAY GAMES WITH GOD.

THIS ISN'T SOMETHING YOU

DO ON A WHIM.

THIS IS SOMETHING YOU DO

WITH ALL OF YOUR HEART.

AND WHEN YOU'RE ALL IN,

THAT'S WHEN THE ANSWER

HAPPENS.

HERE IS A VERY SIMPLE

PRAYER FOR YOU: JESUS, IF

YOU'RE THERE, IF YOU

REALLY CAN SAVE ME, IF YOU

REALLY CAN CHANGE ME,

COULD YOU SHOW ME?

IF YOU PRAY THAT WITH ALL

OF YOUR HEART, HE'LL

ANSWER.

IF YOU NEED HELP WITH IT,

GIVE US A CALL:

1-800-700-7000.

> HERE'S A WORD FROM

MARK: "FOR EVEN THE SON OF

MAN DID NOT COME TO BE

SERVED BUT TO SERVE AND TO

GIVE HIS LIFE, A RANSOM

FOR

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