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700 Club Interactive - February 12, 2018

ABC News Correspondent Linsey Davis encourages children to find the extraordinary in the ordinary. Read Transcript


Gordon: MISSIONARY TO

MOZAMBIQUE, HEIDI BAKER

CONFRONTS THE LOCAL WITCH

DOCTOR AND HIS DEADLY

SNAKES.

> PLUS ABC NEWS

CORRESPONDENT LINSEY DAVIS

TAKES CHILDREN ON A

JOURNEY TO SEE GOD'S

EVERYDAY BLESSINGS.

ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

WELCOME TO THE SHOW.

MEET 1-YEAR-OLD LUCAS OF

DALTON, GEORGIA.

HE IS THE 2018 GERBER BABY

PHOTO WINNER, THE FIRST

BABY WITH DOWN SYNDROME.

Terry: HIS MOM SAID A

RELATIVE TOLD HER ABOUT

THE CONTEST, AND SO ON A

WHIM, SHE POSTED THIS

PICTURE.

SHE AND HER HUSBAND,

JASON, WERE THRILLED TO

FIND OUT THAT LUCAS HAD

BEEN CHOSEN FROM 140,000

ENTRIES TO BE THE 2018

SPOKES BABY.

Gordon: JASON SAID,

WE'RE HOPING THIS WILL

HELP MORE INDIVIDUALS WITH

SPECIAL NEEDS BE ACCEPTED

AND NOT LIMITED.

THEY HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO

CHANGE THE WORLD, JUST

LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE.

AND A HEARTY AMEN TO THAT.

THAT IS GREAT.

OUT OF 140,000.

I DIDN'T E KNO KNOW BABY

CONTESTS GOT THAT BIG.

Terry: IT IS A PRETTY

BIG DEAL, GERBER BABIES.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THEM.

> CLINT EASTWOOD'S NEW

MOVIE, "THE 15:17 TO

PARIS", IN THEATERS NOW.

BUT THE STORY BEHIND THE

MOVIE BEGAN LONG BEFORE

THAT TRAIN ACCIDENT EVER

HAPPENED.

Gordon: IT HAPPENED

WHEN THREE BOYS MET AT A

CHRISTIAN SCHOOL.

THOSE BOYS TURNED OUT TO

BE THE HEROS THAT TOOK

DOWN THOSE TERRORISTS ON

THE TRAIN.

THIS IS ABOUT THREE

GUYS WHO GREW UP TOGETHER.

THEY WERE PUT IN A

POSITION TO HAVE TO ACT

QUICKLY, BECAUSE IT COULD

HAVE BEEN A MAJOR

DISASTER.

THERE WERE 500 PEOPLE ON

THAT TRAIN THAT DAY.

THE ODDS OF OUR EXACT

SITUATION HAPPENING TO US

ARE TOO ASTRONOMICAL TO

BELIEVE THAN IT WAS JUST

PURELY CHANCE.

I REALLY THINK GOD HAD A

HAND IN THAT.

I WAS RAISED IN A

CHRISTIAN HOME, WENT TO

CHURCH EVERY SUNDAY.

WE WENT TO CHURCH EVERY

SUNDAY.

I GREW UP THAT WAY.

WE ALL MET IN A

CHRISTIAN SCHOOL.

I'M SCARLOTOS, ALEK.

DO YOU ALWAYS INTRODUCE

YOURSELF LIKE THAT?

I THINK GOD IS REAF

REAFFIRMING OUR LIVES, BY

US BEING ON THE TRAIN THAT

DAY.

IT CAME TOGETHER LIKE

THEY HAD PLANNED ON, BUT

IT ALL CAME TOGETHER.

FOR SOME GREATER

PURPOSE.

WE HAD KNOWN EACH OTHER

OUR ENTIRE LIVES, BUT WE

SPENT MOST OF OUR LIVES

APART.

I WAS GOING INTO MY

SENIOR YEAR IN COLLEGE,

AND I JUST CAME BACK FROM

A DEPLOYMENT.

WITH ALL OF THE THINGS

COMING INTO PLACE THAT GOT

US GOING ON THE TRIP TO

EUROPE TOGETHER, I JUST

THINK WE WERE SUPPOSED TO

BE THERE AT THAT TIME.

GOD DOESN'T PUT YOU IN

ANYTHING YOU CAN'T HANDLE.

WE ARE VESSELS TO BE

USED BY HIM, TO DO HIS

WORK.

IT WAS AN HONOR TO BE ABLE

TO DO SOMETHING THAT GOOD.

AS FAR AS ON THE TRAIN

THAT DAY, YOU CAN'T ALMOST

DENY THE FACT THAT GOD HAD

HIS HAND ON US BECAUSE SO

MANY THINGS COULD HAVE

GONE THE OTHER WAY.

IT IS INDECE INTERVINE

DEFINITION, JUST BY THE

DEFINITION.

THE MEDICAL SKILLS AND

WHATNOT ALL CAME INTO

PLAY.

WE PRETTY MUCH TOOK

OVER THE TRAIN, IN A WAY.

IT IS AN INTERESTING

STORY ABOUT REGULAR PEOPLE

DOING EXCEPTIONAL THINGS.

I FEEL LIKE WE WERE

MEANT TO SPREAD THE STORY,

AND IT IS MEANT TO TOUCH

PEOPLE.

I'M GLAD THE STORY IS

BEING TOLD, AND I THINK IT

IS NEEDS TO BE TOLD.

MORE PEOPLE NEED TO DO THE

RIGHT THING.

I JUST WANT TO EARN THE

LIFE WE HAVE BEEN GIVEN BY

GOD.

I THINK THIS IS A POSITIVE

STORY TO SPREAD, AND I

THINK THAT IS OUR OWN WAY

OF OWNING IT.

Gordon: I THINK IT IS

GOING TO BE A WONDERFUL

MOVIE.

IT JUST ILLUSTRATES WHAT

PAUL TALKED ABOUT.

HE SAID, IT IS THE

MANIFOLD WISDOM OF GOD.

IT IS LIKE LOOKING AT A

DRAPE, WHERE IT IS ALL

FOLDED, AND YET YOU HAVE

TO OPEN IT UP TO SEE AND

HEAR.

THE LIVES OF THREE YOUNG

BOYS WOVEN TOGETHER

THROUGH MILITARY SERVICE,

THROUGH SCHOOL, AND

SEPARATE BUT AT THE SAME

TIME WORKING TOGETHER TO

SAY, OKAY, LET'S TAKE A

TRIP TO EUROPE.

AND THEN THE COINCIDENCE,

IF YOU WILL, THAT THEY'RE

GOING TO BE ON THAT TRAIN

AT THAT MOMENT IN TIME,

AND TRAINED AND ABLE TO

MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

Terry: YOU KNOW WHAT

I LOVE ABOUT THAT STORY IS

THAT THEY ALMOST DIDN'T

HAVE TIME TO REFLECT ON

HOW ALL OF THAT PLAYED A

ROLE UNTIL AFTER IT

ALREADY HAPPENED.

Gordon: WELL, ALONG

THE WAY, THEY WERE, LIKE,

THERE IS SOMETHING COMING.

THEY HAD THAT NOTION.

WE ARE BEING PREPARED.

THERE IS SOMETHING COMING.

Terry: AND THE

MESSAGE IS: WE ALL ARE.

Gordon: HE HAS

CREATED GOOD WORKS FOR US

TO WALK INTO.

AND LET'S JUST REJOICE IN

THAT.

HE WORKS IT ALL OUT.

> WELL, IN CANADA, THE

FIGHT IS ON OVER A SEX-ED

CURRICULUM BEING PUSHED IN

PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

AND THE IDEA -- THIS IS

WHAT THE CURRICULUM IS

TEACHING -- THAT WE CAN

CHOOSE OUR OWN GENDER.

Terry: MANY PARENTS

FEAR THEIR CHILDREN WILL

BECOME CONFUSED, EVEN

BRAINWASHED.

WHILE SUPPORTERS CLAIM IT

IS ABOUT ALLOWING STUDENTS

TO BE, QUOTE, "THEIR TRUE

SELVES."

IT COULD BE AN ISSUE THAT

WAKES UP A SLEEPING CHURCH

IN CANADA.

A FAMILY CAN BE MADE UP

IN MANY DIFFERENT WAYS.

Wendy: IT IS CALLED

SOGI, FOR SEXUAL

ORIENTATION AND GENDER

IDENTIFICATION, A

CURRICULUM THAT TEACHES

CHILDREN ACROSS CANADA TO

CELEBRATE THE HOMOSEXUAL

LIFESTYLE AND THAT GENDER

IS FLUID.

IN OTHER WORDS, YOUR

GENDER IS NOT DEPENDENT ON

WHAT PARTS YOU WERE BORN

WITH, BUT RATHER WHAT YOU

FEEL LIKE IN THE MOMENT.

THE LESSONS INCLUDE BOOKS

ABOUT TRANSGENDER

CHILDREN, SUCH AS "10,000

DRESSES," AND SONGS LIKE

"THE RAINBOW SONG."

* SOME BOYS LIKE DRESSING

UP, SOME GIRLS LIKE

CATCHING SNAKES *

Wendy: THE CURRICULUM

STARTED IN BRITISH

COLUMBIA IN 2016, AND IS

QUICKLY SPREADING

THROUGHOUT CANADA.

LAURA LYNNE TYLER THOMSON

IS AN ACTIVE VOI VOICE AGAIN

THE CRIC COLUMN.

>CURRICULUM.

SOME KIDS ARE SAYING,

WILL I SUDDENLY STRUGGLE

WITH WHAT'S INSIDE MY

BODY.

Wendy: SOME CALL IT

NOTHING SHORT OF CHILD

ABUSE.

ALL OF THOSE BEAUTIFUL

QUALITIES THAT MAKE YOUNG

GIRLS BEAUTIFUL GIRLS AND

WOMEN ARE BEING BASICALLY

VILIFIED.

THE THINGS THAT MAKE OUR

BOYS BOYS ARE BEING TAKEN

FROM THEM.

SO THINGS EQUATING YOUNG

MEN TO BEING STRONG

PROTECTORS, SOMETHING THAT

IS NOW EVIL.

Wendy: BUT MORGAN, A

TRANS SEXUAL AND

SUPPORTER, CLAIMS IT IS

ABOUT ACCEPTANCE, AND NO

INDOCTRINATION.

THE IDEA IS TO TEACH

KIDS THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO

ARE TRANSGENDER, AND

EVERYBODY IS WANTED.

THAT'S WHAT OUR HUMAN

RIGHTS CODE SAYS.

AND IT IS THE ROLES OF

SCHOOLS TO TEACH THE

FOLLOWING OF OUR LAWS.

Wendy: SIMPSON

DISAGREES?

THEY ARE ALTERING OR

SOCIETY INTO ONE WHERE

ANYTHING GOES, NO

BOUNDARIES, NO MORALS.

IT IS A HEEDONISTIC CULT.

Wendy: ANOTHER

GLARING EXAMPLE, "DRAG

QUEEN STORY TIME," WHERE

SOME PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND

LIBRARIES INVITE DRAG

QUEENS TO READ TO YOUNG

CHILDREN.

WHEN ASKED ABOUT PARENTS

PRODUCTS RIGHTS, O.J.

SAYS --

THE CHILD HAS A RIGHT

TO BE PROTECTED FROM THE

PARENTS WHEN THE PARENTS

BEHAVE BADLY.

Wendy: KEVIN KAVANAGH

SAYS THIS IS FAR MORE

SERIOUS THAN MOST CANADIAN

CHRISTIANS WORRY ABOUT.

OUR PROBLEM IS NOT THE

TEACHERS OR THE

ADMINISTRATORS, THIS IS A

BATTLE IN THE HEAVENLY.

Wendy: HE SAYS SATAN

IS GOING AFTER THE MOST

VULNERABLE, THE CHILDREN.

WITH THAT IN MIND, THE

PASTOR AND SIMPSON ARE

SPREADING THEIR MESSAGE

ACROSS SOCIAL MEDIA AND IN

TOWNHALL MEETINGS.

THE PRO-GAY BACKLASH HAS

BEEN FIERCE.

THE HATRED AND THE

ANGER AND THE BULLYING

THAT CAME AGAINST US, EVEN

THOUGH WE SAID, WE LOVE

YOU.

WE DON'T TAKE FROM YOU THE

OPPORTUNITY AND THE

FREEDOM TO LIVE AS YOU

CHOOSE.

Wendy: THE BATTLE

TWEANBETWEEN AN AGGRESSIVE

HOMOSEXUAL AGENDA AND THE

FAITH COMMUNITY HERE IN

CANADA IS FAR FROM OVER,

BUT MANY CHRISTIAN LEADERS

SAY IT MAY BE THE ISSUE

THAT CAUSES A ONCE

SLEEPING CHURCH TO RISE UP

AND BE HEARD.

WENDY GRIFFITH, CBN'S,

VANCOUVER.

Gordon: THIS IS A

STORY WE'RE YOU'RE GOING,

YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING

ME.

YOU'RE ALLOWING DRAG

QUEENS TO COME IN AND READ

STORIES TO CHILDREN IN

SCHOOL.

I DON'T HOW THIS ADVANCES

TOLERISM.

IT INTRODUCES CONFUSION TO

CHILDREN, AND THERE IS

ABSOLUTELY NO NEED FOR

THAT.

LET'S TAKE A LESSON FROM

HISTORY.

ONE OF THE THINGS THE

ROMAN EMPIRE DID WAS LOOK

DOWN ON THE GREEK

CIVILIZATION, AND THE

REASON THE ROMANS WERE

ABLE TO CONQUER THE GREEKS

IS THE GREEK NOBLE

FAMILIES PUT THEIR MEN,

THE YOUNG MEN, INTO THE

ACADAMIES.

AND IN THE ACADAMIES IN

GREEK SOCIETY, IT WAS

RATHER NOTORIOUS GAY

CULTURE.

AND IT TAUGHT THEM TO BE

AFEMININE.

AND THE ROMANS LOOKED DOWN

ON THAT AND SAID, THAT'S

WHY YOU WERE DEFEATED.

IF YOU START EDUCATING

CHILDREN ALONG THIS WAY,

INTRODUCING THOSE

THOUGHTS, YOU WILL REAP

THAT HARVEST.

WORDS HAVE VERY DEFINITE

IMPACT, AND THOUGHTS HAVE

VERY DEFINITE IMPACT.

AND DO YOU REALLY WANT TO

REAP THAT IN A CULTURE?

Terry: AND WOULDN'T

IT BE NICE IF IN SCHOOL WE

GOT BACK TO TEACHING

READING, WRITING, AND

ARITHMATIC?

I KNOW THAT'S A NOVEL

THOUGHT.

Gordon: THAT WOULD BE

OLD-FASHIONED.

SOMETHING I ACTUALLY WOULD

BE ABLE TO USE.

IT AND MIGHT LEAD TO

ECONOMIC GROWTH AND

PROSPERITY.

Terry: COMING UP, SEE

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A WITCH

DOCTOR TRIES TO DESTRUCT

Terry: HEIDI BAKER IS

A MISSIONARY TO

MOZAMBIQUE.

SHE AND HER TEAM NEVER

KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN

THEY GO OUT TO SHARE THE

GOSPEL.

IN ONE VILLAGE, A LOCAL

WITCH DOCTOR CAME TO HER

MEETING CARRYING THREE

VENOMOUS SNAKES.

HE WANTED TO DISRUPT

THINGS, BUT GOD HAD OTHER

PLANS.

WE HAD JUST COME FROM

THE VILLAGE OF IMPERI.

IT WAS AMAZING.

*

WE HAD THE HUGE

PRIVILEGE OF GOING ON AN

OUTREACH ON THURSDAY AND

FRIDAY.

ME AND MISS HEIDI WENT OUT

IN THE BUSH, AND LOTS OF

PEOPLE WERE HEALED AND

SAVED.

IT WAS BEAUTIFUL.

IT WAS FANTASTIC.

FRIDAY MORNING WE WOKE UP,

AND WE'RE BLESSING THE

CHIEF AND GREETING

EVERYONE AND HAVING A

BLAST, AND SOME PEOPLE

CAME AND SAID, THERE IS A

MAN WITH SOME SNAKES.

HE IS A WITCH DOCTOR,

AND HIS GIRLFRIEND WAS A

WITCH DOCTOR.

SHE HAD LEPROSY.

SHE HAD NO FINGERS LEFT,

NO TOES LEFT, JUST LITTLE

STUBS.

AND HE WAS THERE WITH

THREE PUFFERS, THESE THREE

CRAZY, VENOMOUS SNAKES.

AND WE JUST PRAYED.

AND I LITERALLY CHALLENGED

HIM.

AND THE LORD GAVE ME A

WORD THAT HE WAS REALLY,

REALLY TIRED.

AND I JUST SAID, YOU'RE SO

TIRED.

YOUR TIRED OF DARKNESS.

AND EVEN SOME OF YOU

WATCHING, YOU KNOW I'M

TIRED OF DARKNESS.

I WANT TO COME INTO THE

LIGHT.

WELL, THIS MAN JUST LOOKED

AT ME, AND I TOLD HIM WE

HAVE TO KILL YOUR SNAKES.

AND I'VE KILLED A LOT OF

SNAKES, VENOMOUS SMAIX, SNAKES,

WHICH ARE ALWAYS NEAR THE

HERD.

WHEN HE SAT ON THE

GROUND, I SAW THE WEIGHT

OF THE BOY SITTING ON TOP

OF HIM.

AND WHEN HE SAT DOWN, I

KNEW HE WAS GOING TO GET

SAVED TODAY.

WE DUG A REALLY BIG

HOLE IN THE NAME OF JESUS,

AND THOSE THREE VENOMOUS

SNAKES BURNED UP.

THE WITCH DOCTOR CAME TO

JESUS, AND HIS GIRLFRIEND

CAME TO JESUS.

IT WAS SO POWERFUL.

THERE WAS SUDDENLY THIS

PEACE AROUND THEM.

HE LOOKED DOWN AT HIS

HANDS, AND ALL OF THE

VENOM AND BLOOD HAD COME

OUT OF HIS HANDS.

AND HE LOOKED DOWN, AND I

LOOKED OVER, AND I PUT MY

HANDS ON HIS HAND, AND I

JUST SAID, IN THE NAME OF

JESUS, AND GOD COMPLETELY

HEALED HIM.

WHOEVER BELIEVES AND IS

BAPTIZED WILL BE SAVED.

BUT WHOEVER DOES NOT

BELIEVE WILL BE CONDEMNED.

AND IN MY NAME, IT WILL

DRIVE OUT DEMONS.

THEY WILL SPEAK A NEW

TONGUE.

THEY WILL PICK UP SNAKES

WITH THEIR HANDS, AND WHEN

THEY DRINK DEADLY POISON,

IT WILL NOT HURT THEM AT

ALL.

THEY WILL GET WELL.

SO I ASKED HIM, DO YOU

WANT TO BE BAPTIZED?

AND HE SAID, YES, I WANT

TO BE BAPTIZED.

AND I SAID, ARE YOU

COMMITTED TO EACH OTHER?

DO YOU WANT TO BE MARRIED?

AND HE SAID, YES, WE WANT

TO BE MARRIED.

WE WANT TO BE MARRIED

BEFORE GOD.

WE'RE NOW GOING TO FOLLOW

JESUS.

SO THE LORD JUST SAID,

GIVE HIM THE RUBY AND

DIAMOND RING.

YES, LORD.

AND TELL HER SHE IS A

PRINCESS.

JUST PUT THE RUBY AND

DIAMOND RING ON HER

FINGER, AND JUST KISS HER

HANDS.

NO FINGERS -- LEPROSY JUST

TAKES YOUR FINGERS.

AND SHE WAS AMAZED.

THEY LOOKED EACH OTHER IN

THE EYES, AND WE DID THEIR

VOWS, RIGHT DOWN THERE BY

THE BAPTIS BAPTISMAL WATER.

AND I SAID, DO YOU WANT TO

BE BAPTIZED NOW?

[APPLAUSE]

WHAT I SAW WAS THE

WEIGHT OF THE GLORY OF

CHRIST OVERTAKE ALL OF

THAT.

WE WEREN'T FIGHTING.

THE WAY IT WAS COMPLETELY

OVERCOME WAS BY THE LOVE

OF CHRIST.

AND IT WAS JUST THE POWER

OF GOD.

AND, OF COURSE, THE WHOLE

VILLAGE SAW IT.

THEY SAW THE LIGHT IN THIS

MAN WHO WAS FEARED BY

EVERYONE WHO WAS SO

DANGEROUS.

THE POLICE COULDN'T STOP

HIM, NO ONE COULD KILL

HIM, AND NOW HE IS A MAN

OF GOD.

AND SO NOW THEY'RE SET

FREE FROM THE DEMONS.

THEY'RE SET FREE FROM THE

EVIL POWER OF THE SNAKES

AND ALL OF THE WITCHCRAFT.

AND THEY'VE COME TO KNOW

JESUS AS THEIR SAVIOR.

AND NOW THEY'RE MARRIED.

AND THEN THEY CAME AND

THEY WENT INTO THE

BAPTISMAL WATERS.

* WASHED FROM SIN BY HIS

BLOOD *

WE'RE ALIVE FOR SUCH A

TIME.

*

Terry: WELL, HEIDI

BAKER SENT US AN UPDATE TO

THIS STORY.

A FEW WEEKS LATER, THEY

WENT BACK TO THAT SAME

VILLAGE, AND THE FORMER

WITCH DOCTOR TESTIFIED HE

WAS A COMPLETELY CHANGED

MAN.

NOW INSTEAD OF WANTING TO

CURSE AND KILL PEOPLE, HE

TELLS THEM ABOUT JESUS.

WE WANT TO THANK HEIDI AND

HER MINISTRIES FOR THIS

STORY.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO FIND

OUT MORE ABOUT WHAT

THEY'RE DOING, GO TO THEIR

WEBSITE IRIS GLOBAL.ORG.

Gordon: HERE IS AN

UP-AND-COMING EVANGELIST,

10-YEAR-OLD ELLIE MAE.

AFTER LEARNING THE STORIES

OF THE BIBLE THROUGH

"SUPERBOOK," SHE IS NOW

HELPING TO LEAD HER

FRIENDS TO JESUS.

Reporter: 10-YEAR-OLD

ELLIE MAE IS PASSIONATE

ABOUT DANCING AND SPENDS

HOURS A WEEK PRACTICING.

I WOULD LOVE TO BE A

DANCE TEACHER ONE DAY.

Reporter: AND AS MUCH

AS SHE LOVES DANCING,

ELLIE MAE IS EVEN MORE

PASSIONATE ABOUT HELPING

KIDS TO KNOW JESUS THROUGH

CBN'S "SUPERBOOK."

WE WATCHED THE STORY OF

THE GOOD SAMARITAN, AND

GENESIS LOVED IT.

SHE TOLD ME SHE WANTED TO

COME TO CHURCH AGAIN.

Reporter: A FEW WEEKS

LATER, GENESIS PRAYED TO

BECOME A CHRISTIAN.

I RECEIVED JESUS INTO

MY HEART.

I KNOW HIS LOVE FOR ME.

Reporter: ELLIE MAE

HAS INVITED OTHER KIDS TO

WATCH "SUPERBOOK," TOO.

I REMEMBER ONE MORNING

MY MOTHER AND I WENT TO

PICK UP SOME KIDS WHO

WANTED TO SEE "SUPERBOOK."

AND ALL OF THE CHILDREN

RECEIVED JESUS AS THEIR

SAVIOR.

Reporter: BUT ELLIE

MAE SAYS HER MISSION IS

JUST BEGINNING, AND

"SUPERBOOK" IS HELPING HER

TO DO IT.

"SUPERBOOK" WANTS ALL

OF THE CHILDREN IN THE

WORLD TO KNOW HIM AND

FOLLOW HIM.

I AM VERY GRATEFUL TO

"SUPERBOOK."

Gordon: YOU CAN BE A

PART OF TAKING "SUPERBOOK"

TO THE CHILDREN OF THE

WORLD.

WE'RE NOW IN 43 DIFFERENT

LANGUAGES, ON OUR WAY TO

55 LANGUAGES.

THERE IS THE BROADCAST MAP

SHOWING ALL OF THE

DIFFERENT PLACES WHERE

WE'RE SHOWING "SUPERBOOK."

WHEN CHILDREN SEE AND HEAR

THE STORIES OF THE BIBLE,

THEY RESPOND.

THEIR LIVES ARE CHANGED.

AND THEN THEY WANT TO

SHARE IT WITH OTHERS.

YOU CAN BE A PART OF

SENDING "SUPERBOOK" AROUND

THE WORLD BY JOINING THE

"SUPERBOOK" CLUB.

IT'S EASY.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CALL

US: 1-800-700-7000.

SAY, YES, I WANT TO BE A

PART OF IT.

AND FOR A GIFT OF $25 OR

MORE, WE'LL GET YOU SIGNED

UP FOR THE D.V.D. CLUB.

AND WE'LL SEND THREE

COPIES OF THE LATEST

D.V.D. OF "SUPERBOOK"

EXPLORER, AND THERE WILL

BE TWO EPISODES ON THE

SERIES, ON EACH D.V.D., AS

WELL AS THE ARCHEOLOGY

BEHIND THE EPISODE, AND

THE THEOLOGY OF THE

EPISODE, SO YOU CAN HAVE

SORT OF A MINI SUNDAY

SCHOOL WITH YOUR CHILDREN.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE IT, CALL

AND BE A PART OF IT:

1-800-700-7000.

> STILL AHEAD, IS IT

EVER TOO EARLY TO TEACH

YOUR CHILDREN TO

APPRECIATE GOD'S BLESSING?

WELL, EMMY AWARD-WINNING

JOURNALIST LINSEY DAVIS

TOLD US WHY SHE WROTE A

BOOK FOR HER 3-YEAR-OLD

SON.

STAY WITH US.

Terry: YOU KNOW,

THERE IS SO MUCH BAD NEWS

IN THE WORLD, PARENTS DO

THEIR BEST TO SHIELD THEIR

CHILDREN FROM THE WORST OF

IT, WHILE HELPING THEM

DISCOVER THE WONDER OF THE

WORLD THAT IS ALL AROUND

US.

JOURNALIST LINSEY DAVIS IS

ONE OF THOSE PARENTS, AND

SHE IS DOING IT WITH A

GREAT NEW BOOK.

TAKE A LOOK.

Reporter: SHE IS AN

EMMY AWARD-WINNING

CORRESPONDENT OR ABC WORLD

NEWS, "GOOD MORNING

AMERICA," AND "NIGHTLINE."

SHE COVERS VARIOUS NATURAL

DISASTERS, LIKE THE

EARTHQUAKE IN HAITI AND

MULTIPLE HURRICANES.

HER BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENT

TO DATE, THOUGH, IS HE

3-YEAR-OLD SON.

WHO IS HER INSPIRATION FOR

HER NEW CHILDREN'S BOOK,

"THE WORLD IS AWAKE."

IT IS AN EXPLANATION OF

THE SPLENDOR AND MAGESTY

OF GOD'S BLESSING ALL

AROUND US THROUGH THE LENS

OF THE VERY YOUNG.

Terry: IT IS

WONDERFUL TO HAVE LINSEY

HERE WITH US.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING

ME, TERRY.

Terry: YOU'RE OUT

THERE SEEING THE WORST

THAT IS OUT THERE, AND

WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE

THIS BOOK?

MY SON, 100%.

WE WERE IN THE CAR, AND

HE, OUT OF NOWHERE, ASKED

ME, MOMMY, DOES GOD OPEN

UP THE FLOWERS.

AND I THOUGHT, WELL, YES,

HE DOES, AND THANK YOU FOR

THE QUESTION BECAUSE IT

SHOWED ME HE WAS CURIOUS

AND HE WAS ABLE TO MAKE

THAT CONNECTION, AND THAT

OTHER KIDS WOULD BE

INTERESTED AS WELL.

KIDS HAVE SO MUCH WONDER.

THEY WANT TO KNOW ABOUT

GOD.

SO LET'S TELL THEM.

Terry: WHO IS HE?

WHAT'S HE LIKE?

DOES HE CARE ABOUT ME?

RIGHT.

Terry: WE SAW A

PICTURE OF YOU READING THE

BOOK TO YOUR LITTLE BOY.

HOW HAS HE RESPONDED TOS TO

THIS?

HE IS REALLY INTO IT.

ONE OF MY FAVORITES, EARLY

ON, I LOVE SILVERSTEIN AND

THE RHYMING, AND YOU WERE

TALKING ABOUT YOUR

GRANDDAUGHTER WHO IS FIVE

AND HE IS JUST GETTING

INTO RHYMING.

AND SO I'LL LEAVE OFF THE

LAST WORD, AND HE FILLS IN

IT BECAUSE HE CAN

ANTICIPATE BASED ON THE

RHYME.

AND HE WILL SAY, THE WORLD

IS AWAKE, AND THEN HE

SAYS, BY LINSEY DAVIS.

AND HE'LL SAY, OH, THIS IS

MY FAVORITE BOOK.

I DON'T KNOW IF HE IS JUST

PLACATING ME, BUT IT IS

WORKING.

RIGHT NOW HE HASN'T GOTTEN

TIRED OF IT YET.

Terry: ONE OF THE

THINGS THAT I LOVE ABOUT

THE BOOK, IT IS NOT THAT

SOMETIMES WE GET TIRED AS

ADULTS, BUT WE GET SO

BOMBARDED WITH THE JUNK

MYSELF.

EVEN AS I'M READING THIS

TO MY GRANDCHILDREN, I'M

REMINDED OF THE WONDER ALL

AROUND ME.

WE NEED TO STOP AND SMELL

THE ROSES.

I THINK THAT CHILDREN'S

BOOKS ARE JUST AS MUCH FOR

THE PARENTS AS THEY ARE

FOR THE CHILDREN.

Terry: I AGREE.

THEY HAVE NICE MORAL

LESSONS THAT KIND OF WE'RE

DISMISSIVE OF, JUST AS WE

ARE THE EVERYDAY

BLESSINGS.

AND IT IS AN EASY READ.

BECAUSE ONCE YOU GET HOME

AFTER A BUSY DAY OF WORK,

THE LAST THING YOU WANT TO

DO IS STUMBLE THROUGH THE

RHYME SCREAM AND AL SCHEME AND ALL OF

THAT.

I THINK IT IS REFRESHING

FOR US AS PARENTS TO

REMEMBER GOD'S HANDY WORK

AND GOD'S CREATIONS THAT

WE CAN MARVEL AT EVERY

DAY.

Terry: AND IT REALLY

IS ALL ABOUT GOD AND HIS

SOVEREIGNTY AND HOW THE

WORLD AROUND US IS CREATED

FOR US BY HIM.

YES.

Terry: THAT'S A BIG

MESSAGE FOR A LITTLE CHILD

TO TAKE IN.

BUT I THINK IT IS

SUBTLE AND PALABILITY FOR

THEM.

I THOUGHT, WOULD MY SON BE

ABLE TO RELATE TO THAT?

THIS IS ABOUT ANIMALS AND

IT'S ABOUT FLOWERS, AND

IT'S ABOUT JUST SEEING THE

RAINBOWS AND THINGS THAT

THEY'RE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND

AND COMPREHEND.

AND THE BASIC MESSAGE IS,

WELL, THAT'S GOD'S

CREATION.

GOD DID THAT.

I THINK THAT'S NOT TOO

ABOVE THEIR HEADS.

MANY OF OUR BOOKS WE HAVE

AT HOME, DANIEL AND THE

LION'S DEN, AND HE LOVES

DAVID AND GOT GOLIATH, BUT HE

THINKS ABOUT THERE IS

DAVID WITH THE STONE, BUT

HE'S NOT MAKING THE

CONNECTION WITH GOD.

AS A PARENT, I THINK I'LL

HAVE DONE MY JOB IF I HAVE

A SON WHO LOVES THE LORD.

Terry: YES.

IT IS SO IMPORTANT FOR US

TO TEACH CHILDREN ABOUT

THE EXTRAORDINARY, AND IT

HELPS THEM DO BATTLE WITH

THE TOUGH STUFF THAT

ULTIMATELYLULTIMATELY IS GOING TO

COME TO ALL OF US.

AS A PARENT, HOW DID LIFE

CHANGE FOR YOU.

SOMETHING HAPPENS IN THE

HEART OF US AS HUMAN

BEINGS WHEN WE GIVE BIRTH

TO OUR OWN CHILDREN.

IT HAS BEEN THE MOST

PROFOUND LIFE CHANGE IN

THE BEST OF WAYS.

I MEAN, JUST -- I WOULD

SAY I HAVE THIS RENEWED

VISION THROUGH HIM,

LOOKING AT LIFE THROUGH

THE EYES OF A CHILD, AND

GAINING THAT EXCITEMENT

AGAIN.

THINGS THAT WERE ALWAYS

THERE.

I NEVER STOPPED HAVING

THEM IN MY ENVIRONMENT,

BUT I STOPPED LOOKING AT

THEM.

ALL OF A SUDDEN THINGS

THAT BEFORE -- WE'RE VERY

FOCUSED ON OUR CAREERS AND

OUR LIVES, AND NOW ALL OF

A SUDDEN THAT DOESN'T

MATTER AS MUCH ANYMORE.

I'M TAKING SOMEBODY TO

SWIM AND TO DOCTORS AND

MAKING SURE HE IS GETTING

THE RIGHT EXPERIENCES AND

EXPOSURE.

AND THIS IS REALLY

PARAMOUNT, HAVING A

RELATIONSHIP WITH JOB.

Terry: AND EVEN

HAVING A CHILD ASK A

QUESTION LIKE, DOES GOD

OPEN UP THE FLOWERS BRINGS

THE WONDER BACK TO US.

IT IS SUCH A LOVELY BOOK.

AND I LOVE THE

ILLUSTRATIONS.

THE BOOK IS WILKE WHIMSICAL.

AND ONE OF THE REASONS

THAT CHILDREN RHYME IN

SCHOOL IS BECAUSE THEY

REMEMBER VERSE THEN.

SO YOU'RE TEACHING

SOMETHING HAD THA THAT IS GOING TO

STICK.

I THINK ON A NUMBER OF

LEVELS, I HOPE.

Terry: "THE WORLD IS

AWAKE," IS A CELEBRATION

OF EVERY DAY BLESSINGS,

AND IT WILL BE A WONDERFUL

ADDITION TO YOUR CHILD'S

LIBRARY, SO RUN OUT AND

GET IT.

GREAT TO HAVE YOU HERE.

THANK YOU, TERRY.

Terry: WE WANT TO

LEAVE YOU WITH A WONDERFUL

WORD FROM PSALM 118:

"THIS IS THE DAY THE LORD

HAS MADE.

WE WILL REJOICE AND BE

GLAD IN IT, IN THE WONDER

OF IT, IN THE WONDER OF

HIM AT WORK IN YOU AND

AROUND YOU."

DON'T LOSE THAT.

SOMETIMES CHILDREN'S BOOKS

ARE A GREAT WAY TO REGAIN

THAT TRUTH.

THANKS FOR BEING WITH US.

WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN ON

"700 CLUB INTERACTIVE."

HAVE A GREAT DAY.

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