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The 700 Club - April 24, 2018

A young athlete wakes up paralyzed from the waist down. See how a dream gets him back on the court. Plus, Congressman Steve Scalise takes us back to the place where he should have died. Read Transcript


Announcer: THE

FOLLOWING PROGRAM IS

SPONSORED BY CBN.

Wendy: COMING UP

LATER...A CBN NEWS

EXCLUSIVE, CONGRESSMAN

STEVE SCALISE TAKES US

BACK TO THE PLACE WHERE HE

SHOULD HAVE DIED, AND HE

REVEALS WHAT HELPED SAVE

HIS LIFE.

GOD WAS GOING TO TAKE

CARE OF ME, AND BOY, DID

HE EVER.

Wendy: AND THEN...A

YOUNG MAN WAKES UP

PARALYZED FROM THE WAIST

DOWN.

I HAD NEVER EXPERIENCED

THAT BEFORE.

Wendy: SEE HOW A

DREAM GOT HIM BACK ON

COURSE.

I FREAKED OUT.

Wendy: ON TODAY'S

"700 CLUB."

*

Pat: WELL, WELCOME TO

THIS EDITION OF "THE 700

CLUB."

WE'VE GOT A LITTLE SPECIAL

TREAT TODAY.

I FIGURED IT WAS TIME TO

HAVE A LITTLE

ANIMAL-LOVERS TREAT.

SO PRINCESS MAGGIE IS

GOING TO BE WITH US.

Terry: SHE HASN'T

BEEN HERE FOR A WHILE.

SHE SAID, PLEASE, DAD, LET

ME GO TO WORK WITH YOU?

Pat: SHE SAID, DON'T

YOU LOVE ME?

LET ME BE ON TV.

SHE IS A SWEET DOG.

SHE IS AN IRISH WATER

SPANIEL.

> WELL, POLICE IN

TORONTO ARE LOCKING FOR A

MOTIVE AFTER A 25-YEAR-OLD

MAN DROVE A RENTED VAN

DOWN A BUSY SIDEWALK

YESTERDAY.

HIS CARNAGE CONTINUED FOR

MORE THAN A MILE, AND

KILLED, IT WAS REPORTED

YESTERDAY AT NINE, AND IT

HAS NOW BECOME 10 DEAD

PEOPLE.

Terry: THE DRIVER WAS

QUICKLY ARRESTED, AND

AUTHORITIES DON'T BELIEVE

IT WAS A TERRORIST ATTACK.

DALE HURD BRINGS US THIS

LOOK AT WHAT HAPPENED AND

THE MAN BEHIND THIS DEADLY

RAMPAGE.

Reporter: 25-YEAR-OLD

ALEK MINASSIAN WAS,

ACCORDING TO HIS LINKED IN

PROFILE, A STUDENT AT

SENECA COLLEGE IN

TORONTO'S NORTH YORK AREA.

POLICE SAY HE USED THIS

RENTED VAN AS A MURDER

WEAPON A TORONTO SIDEWALK,

CROWDED WITH PEOPLE

STROLLING DURING THEIR

LUNCH TIME ON MONDAY, IN

WHAT APPEARED TO WITNESSES

AND POLICE AS A DELIBERATE

ATTACK THAT LASTED 26

MINUTES.

WE HAVE A PERSONAL

INJURY ON THE INTERSECTION

OF YONGE STREET AND FINCH

AVENUE.

Reporter: HIS VAN

JUMPED A CURB AND BEGAN

STRIKING ANYONE HE COULD

FIND.

IT WAS JUST IN THE

MIDDLE OF THE DAY, AN

ORDINARY DAY, AND I SAW

THE GUY GET HIT BY A VAN.

Reporter: THAT VAN

TRAVELLED 16 BLOCKS,

MOWING DOWN PEDESTRIANS

FOR NEARLY A MILE AND A

HALF.

IT IS REALLY BAD OUT

THERE.

I COULDN'T BELIEVE WHAT I

SEEN, MAN.

EVERYBODY -- ALL THESE

PEOPLE ON THE STREETS

GETTING HIT, ONE BY ONE.

POST OFFICE BOXES GETTING

CRUMBLED UP ON PEOPLE.

ONE PERSON GOT DRAGGED ON,

AND THEIR BLOOD IS ALL

OVER.

EVERYONE STARTED

RUNNING AND SCREAM, AND HE

HIT THIS ONE LADY AND SHE

WENT FLYING.

YOU CAN HEAR THEM

DROPPING.

Reporter: THOSE WHO

SAW IT UNFOLD WITNESSED A

HORRIFYING SCENE.

VICTIMS AND THEIR

BELONGINGS LEFT BLOODIED

AND SCATTERED.

THERE WAS THIS ONE LADY

WHO WAS IN TOTAL DISTRESS,

AND WE SAW THE TEAM GOING

TO WORK ON HER, PUMPING

AWAY, AND THEY LOST HER.

Reporter: MINASSIAN

WAS QUICKLY ARRESTED AFTER

A BRIEF CONFRONTATION WITH

OFFICERS A FEW BLOCKS

AWAY.

ISIS HAS CALLED ON ITS

FOLLOWERS TO USE VEHICLES

TO ATTACK NON-BELIEVERS IN

WESTERN NATIONS, AND

VEHICLE ATTACKS HAVE

OCCURRED ACROSS EUROPE AND

EVEN IN THE U.S., BUT

OFFICIALS SO FAR DO NOT

BELIEVE THIS WAS

TERRORISM.

ON THE BASIS OF ALL

AVAILABLE INFORMATION AT

THE PRESENT TIME, THERE

WOULD APPEAR TO BE NO

NATIONAL SECURITY

CONNECTION TO THIS

PARTICULAR INCIDENT.

Reporter: CLASSMATES

OF MINASSIAN, WHO SPOKE

WITH CANADA'S "GLOBE AND

MAIL" DESCRIBE THE SUSPECT

AT SOCIALLY AWKWARD.

A SENIOR GOVERNMENT

OFFICIAL SAYS THE FACT

THAT AUTHORITIES HAVE NOT

TURNED THE INVESTIGATION

OVER THE ROYAL CANADIAN

MOUNTED POLICE IS A BIG

INDICATION THAT THIS WAS

NOT TERRORISM, BUT COULD

HAVE SIMPLY BEEN THE ACT

OF SOMEONE WHO WANTED TO

KILL.

DALE HURD, CBN NEWS.

Pat: WELL, IT IS

SHOCKING, AND I'M SURE THE

PEOPLE IN CANADA ARE JUST

IN MOURNING BECAUSE OF

THIS.

IT IS SUCH A TERRIBLE

TRAGEDY.

BUT THIS IS PRECISELY WHAT

ISIS WAS TELLING THEIR

FOLLOWERS, USE VEHICLES TO

HURT CIVILIANS IN CITIES.

AND WE'VE HAD MANY CASES

LIKE THIS IN EUROPE, AND

THIS IS IN CANADA.

AND THEY SAY, NO, NO, IT

DOESN'T SEEM TO HAVE ANY

RELATIONSHIP TO TERRORISM.

WELL, I THINK, FRANKLY, IT

DOES.

> WELL, IN OTHER NEWS,

THE SENATE FOREIGN

RELATIONS COMMITTEE HAS

RECOMMENDED MIKE POMPEO TO

BE THE SECRETARY OF STATE

AFTER A VERY CLOSE VOTE

MONDAY NIGHT.

JOHN JESSUP HAS THAT.

John: THAT IS RIGHT,

PAT.

THE VOTE TO APPROVE

PRESIDENT TRUMP'S NOMINEE

CAME AFTER A SURPRISING

TWIST.

EVERY DEMOCRAT ON THE

COMMITTEE OPPOSED THE

NOMINATION, BUT THE

COMMITTEE WAS STILL ABLE

TO RECOMMEND POMPEO AFTER

ONE DEMOCRATIC SENATOR

MADE A SELFLESS MOVE TO

HELP A FRIEND ON THE

REPUBLICAN SIDE OF THE

AISLE.

Reporter: IN 2017,

THE SENATE EASILY APPROVED

MIKE POMPEO'S NOMINATION

AS C.I.A. DIRECTOR BY A

VOTE OF 66-32.

NOW THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP

WANTS HIM AS SECRETARY OF

STATE, THIS KEY ROLE HAS

FACED HISTORIC PARTISAN

OPPOSITION.

IT BEGAN WITH EACH

COMMITTEE DEMOCRAT

ANNOUNCED THEY WOULD VOTE

NO ON MOVING POMPEO

FORWARD, ALONG WITH

REPUBLICAN RAND PAUL.

THAT WOULD HAVE SENT THE

NOMINATION TO THE FULL

SENATE WITH AN

UNPRECEDENTED, UNFAVORABLE

RECOMMENDATION.

WITH PAUL VOTING NO AND

G.O.P. SENATOR JOHNNY

ISAKSON ABSENT, ATTENDING

A FUNERAL.

BUT THEN PAUL CHANGED HIS

MIND, AND SENATOR CHRIS

COONS HELPED HIS FRIEND BY

VOTING PRESENT INSTEAD OF

NO.

HE CALLED ME AND ASKED

IF IT MAY A DIFFERENCE IN

MOVING AHEAD TODAY, RATHER

THAN MAKING HIM COME IN AT

11:00 AT NIGHT, WOULD I

VOTE PRESENT?

I WAS HAPPY TO DO THAT FOR

A FRIEND.

Reporter: COONS TOLD

REPORTERS OF ISAKSON'S

DIFFICULT DAY, GIVING THE

YIEWLINGEULOGY AT HIS BEST

FRIEND'S FUNERAL, AND

DIDN'T WANT TO MAKE HIS

DAY ANY HARDER.

COONS RECALLS WHEN HIS

FATHER DIED, A REPUBLICAN

SENATOR OFFERED TO DO THE

SAME FOR HIM.

THAT MEANT A GREAT DEAL

TO ME.

EVERY NOW AND THEN WE

SHOULD FIND OUR WAYS

TOWARDS EACH OTHER IN

MOMENTS LIKE THIS.

Reporter: THE GESTURE

MOVED COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN

BOB CORKER TO TEARS.

COONS IS ONE OF THOSE

MEMBERS THAT IS HERE TO

MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

AND I THINK IT SHOWED THAT

SENATORS, AT THE RIGHT

TIME, CAN DO OUTSTANDING

THINGS.

Reporter: SENATE

LEADERSHIP HOPES TO SEE

POMPEO CONFIRMED BY THE

END OF THE WEEK, BEFORE

THEIR NEXT RECESS.

REPORTING FROM CAPITOL

HILL, ABIGAIL ROBERTSON,

CBN NEWS.

John: WELL, FORMER

PRESIDENT GEORGE HERBERT

WALKER BUSH IS RECOVERING

AFTER BEING HOSPITALIZED

WITH AN INFECTION.

HE WAS ADMITTED TO

HOSPITAL ON SUNDAY,

SHORTLY AFTER HIS WIFE'S

FUNERAL.

THE INFECTION SPREAD INTO

THE BLOODSTREAM OF THE

93-YEAR-OLD FORMER

PRESIDENT.

A SPOKESMAN SAYS HE IS

RESPONDING TO TREATMENT,

AND HE IS REPORTEDLY EAGER

TO GET WELL SO HE CAN GET

BACK TO HIS SUMMER HOME IN

MAINE.

> ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS

COULD BE BAD FOR YOUR OVER

ALL HEALTH.

A NEW STUDY CALLS THEM

CONTRIBUTORS TO THE

DRAMATIC INCREASE IN

OBESITY, AND ADD THAT IT

CAN DAMAGE BLOOD VESSELS.

THE STUDY COMES FROM THE

MEDICAL COLLEGE OF

WISCONSIN.

AND OTHER STUDIES HAVE

FOUND POTENTIALLY HARMFUL

EFFECTS FROM HARMFUL

SWEETENERS, INCLUDING ONE

THAT SAYS DRINKS

CONTAINING THEM COULD

RAISE THE RISK OF DEMENTIA

OR STROKE.

Pat: I THINK THERE IS

SOMETHING CALLED STEVIA

THAT IS WORKING, THAT IS A

PLANT-BASED SWEETENER THAT

IS VERY POWERFUL AND

NON-TOXIC.

I USED TO THINK SWEET AND

LOW WAS GOOD FOR YOU, BUT

NOW I'M FINDING OUT

OTHERWISE.

I'M CERTAINLY CONVINCED

THAT DIET DRINKS DO THE

REVERSE OF WHAT THEY'RE

SUPPOSED TO DO.

PEOPLE ARE GETTING FATTER

AND FATTER ON SO-CALLED

DIET DRINKS.

BUT THE IDEA OF STROKE AND

DEMENTIA IS CAUSED BY

THESE THINGS --

Terry: AND YOU'VE

BEEN TALKING ABOUT

ASPERTANE FOR YEARS.

Pat: THAT IS A

KILLER.

YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW BAD

THAT STUFF IS.

IT WILL LOWER YOUR I.Q.

IT DOES ALL KINDS OF

DAMAGING THINGS TO YOU.

ASPERTANE IS JUST THE

PITS.

THEY USED TO HAVE

SOMETHING CALLED PSYCH

SIKLOMATES, BUT, BOY, OH,

BOY, WHAT THEY PUT IN

PLACE OF IT, THE

ASPERTANE, IS JUST DEADLY.

AND I THINK IT WAS LOBBIED

BY A MAN WHO WAS A FORMER

SECRETARY OF DEFENSE, WHO

WAS WORKING TO GET THIS

THING THROUGH.

AND IT IS STILL OUT THERE,

AND MEDICAL PEOPLE HAVE

SAID, THERE IS NOTHING

WRONG WITH ASPERTANE.

YES, THERE IS.

IT WILL CAUSE SERIOUS

PROBLEMS.

BUT THESE OTHER THINGS ARE

ALMOST AS BAD.

SUGAR IS NOT ALL THAT GOOD

FOR YOU.

SO, FOLKS, TRY NATURAL

SWEETENERS.

THAT'S THE WAY TO GO.

Terry: ALWAYS, RIGHT?

Pat: ALWAYS.

ALWAYS.

Terry: SPEAKING OF

THE WAY TO GO, YOU HAVE A

GUEST THAT YOU'VE BROUGHT

WITH YOU THIS MORNING FOR

SHOW AND TELL.

Pat: YES.

IS IT TIME?

Terry: IT'S TIME.

Pat: HEY, SWEETIE.

Terry: MAGGIE HAS

GOTTEN BIG.

Pat: MAGGIE IS HUGE.

ALL RIGHT, DARLING.

YOU'RE GOING TO BEHAVE

YOURSELF NOW, AREN'T YOU?

Terry: OH, SURE.

Pat: DO YOU WANT TO

MOVE THE TABLE, PLEASE.

Terry: WHOA.

Pat: CAN SOMEBODY

PLEASE MOVE THE TABLE SO

SHE CAN HAVE A LITTLE

FREEDOM.

Terry: THANK YOU.

Pat: ALL RIGHT,

MAGGIE.

Terry: YOU KEEP HER

OUTSIDE ALL THE TIME.

Pat: ALWAYS.

DO NOT BRING DOGS IN

HOUSE.

Terry: WELL, SOME

DOGS NEED TO BE IN THE

HOUSE.

Pat: ALL RIGHT.

LIE DOWN, BABY.

ROLL OVER.

Terry: YOU'VE GOT HER

TRAINED.

SHE KNOWS WHEN THOSE

TREATS COME.

Pat: ALL RIGHT.

SIT DOWN.

Terry: GOOD GIRL.

ED GOOD GIRL.

GOOD GIRL.

Pat: ISN'T SHE SWEET?

SHE IS SWEET.

Pat: SHE IS AN IRISH

WATER SPANIEL, AND SHE IS

A LOVE.

Terry: YOU HAVE

ALWAYS BEEN A DOG-LOVER.

Pat: ALWAYS.

ALL RIGHT, LIE DOWN.

SHE IS SO EAGER TO DO NICE

THINGS.

Terry: SHE IS.

SHE IS VERY SWEET.

I LOVE HER LITTLE HAIRDO.

SHE SAYS, IF I KISS YOU,

WILL YOU GIVE ME MORE OF

THOSE?

[LAUGHTER]

Pat: ALL RIGHT.

LIE DOWN.

Terry: I REMEMBER

WHEN SHE WAS A PUPPY, AND

SHE WAS NOT THAT OBEDIENT.

Pat: OH, SHE IS.

LIE DOWN.

Terry: GOOD GIRL.

Pat: THIS IS MAGGIE,

AND SHE IS AN IRISH WATER

SPANIEL.

ROLL OVER.

Terry: HER COAT IS

BEAUTIFUL NOW.

HOW OLD IS SHE NOW?

Pat: SHE IS MAYBE SIX

OR SO.

SHE IS NOT VERY OLD, BUT

SHE IS VERY HEALTHY.

Terry: HAVE YOU HAD

THIS BREED BEFORE?

Pat: YEAH.

BILL DOONER GOT ME ONE

FROM MARYLAND, AND WE

LIKED HER SO MUCH, WE GOT

ONE HERE DOMESTICALLY.

ALL RIGHT, YOU GO WITH --

Terry: YOU GO WITH

WHOEVER WILL TAKE YOU,

MAGGIE.

GO WITH THE ONE WHO

BROUGHT YOU.

Pat: YOU GO WITH HIM.

Terry: HERE.

THIS IS FOR THE SLOBBER ON

YOUR HANDS.

Pat: ISN'T SHE SWEET?

Terry: SHE'S

BEAUTIFUL.

Pat: I'M AN

ANIMAL-LOVER, AND I LIKE

ANIMALS.

I CAN TRAIN HORSES AND I

CAN TRAIN DOGS.

THEY'LL LEARN IF YOU KNOW

HOW TO TEACH THEM.

Terry: WELL, THEY'RE

GOOD COMPANIONS.

Pat: THEY REALLY ARE.

Terry: SHE IS A

BEAUTY.

YOU PICKED WELL.

Pat: I DID.

YOU KNOW THE OTHER ONE --

YOU REMEMBER BLUE.

Terry: I REMEMBER

BLUE, THE DOBERMAN.

Pat: HE WAS BIG AND

BEAUTIFUL.

I GOT HIM FROM THESE

WOMEN.

AND THEY RAISED HIM SINCE

HE WAS A PUPPY.

AND HE WOULD NOT BOND WITH

A MALE.

HE BOUND WITH WOMEN.

Terry: REALLY?

Pat: SO I GAVE HIM TO

BILL --

Terry: TO ANOTHER

MALE?

Pat: HIS WIFE WAS THE

ONE WHO REALLY WAS CLOSE

TO HIM.

BUT BLUE DEVELOPED SOME

GENETIC DISEASE THAT WHEN

THEY BREED SO FINALLY FOR

BEAUTY, AND THEY PICK UP

THESE DISEASES, AND HE

HAD -- THEY CALL IT

STAGGERS, OR SOMETHING

LIKE THAT.

Terry: IS HE STILL

LIVING?

Pat: NO.

THEY HAD TO PUT HIM DOWN.

Terry: I DIDN'T KNOW

THAT.

Pat: LISTEN TO THIS,

THEY'VE GOT 11,000

EXPRESSIONS ON SYMPATHY --

Terry: WELL, BLUE

MADE A NAME FOR HIMSELF.

Pat: HE HAD A BLOG,

YOU KNOW.

Terry: YES, I KNOW.

HE WASN'T A GREAT TYPER --

Pat: HE WAS AN

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS

ANIMAL.

I TRAINED HIM AS FAR AS I

COULD GO WITH HIM.

BUT HE NEVER RESPONDED TO

ME.

HE WOULD DO WHAT I TAUGHT

HIM TO DO, AND THEY SENT

HIM TO ANOTHER TRAINER

THAT TAUGHT HIM.

AND THEY HAD HIM SET UP AS

ONE OF THOSE DOGS YOU CAN

TAKE ON AN AIRPLANE.

Terry: OH, REALLY?

Pat: A COMFORT DOG --

WHATEVER THEY CALL THEM.

Terry: I THINK THAT

IS SOMETHING.

Pat: ANYHOW, YOU SAW

MAGGIE.

Terry: THIS IS HER

DEBUT SINCE HE HAS GROWN

UP.

Pat: SHE DOES WELL ON

THE AIR.

Terry: SHE DOES VERY

WELL.

[LAUGHTER]

Pat: OKAY, WHAT'S

NEXT?

Terry: NEARLY ONE

YEAR AFTER BEING TARGETED

FOR ASSASSINATION,

CONGRESSMAN STEVE SCALISE

UPDATES US ON HIS

RECOVERY, AND SHARES WHAT

HELPED HIM RETURN TO WORK.

YOU CAN'T EXPLAIN WHAT

HAPPENED ON THAT BALL

FIELD EXCEPT THAT GOD

PERFORMED MIRACLES.

Terry: AND HE ALSO

HAS A SPECIAL THANK YOU

FOR THE VIEWERS OF CBN, SO

DON'T GO AWAY.

Pat: HEY, YOU'RE

WATCHING "THE 700 CLUB."

AND WE'RE SO GLAD TO HAVE

YOU WITH US.

WE'VE GOT SOME EXCITING

THINGS STILL TO COME,

INCLUDING A MIRACULOUS

HEALING OF A BASKETBALL

PLAYER.

BUT, FIRST OF ALL, I WANT

TO TELL YOU A STORY.

ABOUT A YEAR AGO,

REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS WERE

PRACTICING FOR THEIR

ANNUAL CHARITY BASEBALL

GAME.

AND THEN A GUNMAN OPENED

FIRE ON THEM.

MAJORITY WHIP STEVE

SCALISE WAS SERIOUSLY

WOUNDED, BUT HE HAS

MIRACULOUSLY SURED VISED. SURVIVED.

ABIGAIL ROBERTSON TALKED

WITH THE CONGRESSMAN ABOUT

THAT FATEFUL DAY AND HIS

LIFE SINCE THEN.

WATCH THIS.

Reporter: JUNE 14,

2017, COULD HAVE BEEN A

MASSACRE, BUT THANKS TO

GOD'S PROTECTION, OVER A

DOZEN REPUBLICAN

CONGRESSMEN, WHO WERE

PRACTICING ON THIS FIELD

FOR THEIR ANNUAL CHARITY

BASEBALL GAME, ARE STILL

WITH US TODAY, GIVING

THEIR FIRSTHAND ACCOUNTS

OF THE BIG AND LITTLE

MIRACLES THAT SAVED THEIR

LIVES.

YOU CAN'T EXPLAIN SOME

OF THE THINGS THAT

HAPPENED ON THAT BALL

FIELD, EXCEPT THAT GOD

PERFORMED MIRACLES.

Reporter: IT WAS A

NICE SUMMER MORNING IN

VIRGINIA WHEN STEVE

SCALISE JOINED HIS

CONGRESSIONAL TEAMMATES TO

PREPARE FOR THE BIG GAME.

WE WERE OUT THERE ON

THE FIELD, PLAYING

BASEBALL, A BUNCH OF GUYS

FEELING LIKE KIDS AGAIN.

ALL OF A SUDDEN I HEARD A

NOISE, AND I THOUGHT IT

WAS THE BACKFIRE OF A

TRACTOR.

Reporter: BUT

CONGRESSMAN TRENT KELLY,

WHO SERVED IN IRAQ, KNEW

IMMEDIATELY THAT WAS NO

TRACTOR.

HE TURNED TO THE DIRECTION

OF THE GUNSHOTS AND FOUND

HIMSELF STARING STRAIGHT

DOWN THE BARREL OF A

RIFLE, ONLY ABOUT 15 FEET

AWAY.

I LOOKED HIM DEAD IN

HIS EYES, AND HE HAD THE

MOST EVIL, MOST SINISTER

LOOK.

Reporter: AT THAT

POINT, THE SHOOTER FIRED

THREE SHOTS DIRECTLY AT

KELLY.

MIRACULOUSLY, NONE HIT

HIM, AND ONE BULLET HE IS

SURE WOULD HAVE STRUCK

HIM, RICOCHETED OFF THIS

FENCE, LIKELY SAVING HIS

LIFE.

THE CALMNESS AND THE

WAY THAT I ACTED AND THE

THINGS I DID WERE DIRECTLY

ATTRIBUTABLE TO HE GUIDES

US.

HE WILL ALWAYS PROTECT US.

SOMETIMES THAT'S NOT IN

HIS PLANS, BUT HE

DEFINITELY GUIDED MY STEPS

THAT DAY.

Reporter: KELLY COULD

ONLY WATCH AS SCALISE FELL

TO THE GROUND AFTER BEING

SHOT IN THE LEFT HIP.

I WENT DOWN.

YOU KNOW, I CRAWLED AWAY.

AND EVENTUALLY MY ARMS AND

LEGS JUST GAVE OUT.

I DIDN'T KNOW HOW BAD I

WAS HIT, BUT I COULD FEEL

NUMB, AND I COULD STILL

HEAR A LOT OF GUNSHOTS

GOING OFF.

Reporter: SCALISE

STARTED TO PRAY.

AND I PRAYED AND ASKED

HIM FOR VERY SPECIFIC

THINGS.

YOU KNOW, AT THAT POINT,

IT WAS ALMOST LIKE THIS

CALM CAME OVER ME BECAUSE

I JUST REALLY FELT LIKE

GOD WAS GOING TO TAKE CARE

OF ME, AND BOY, DID HE

EVER.

Reporter: CAPITAL

POLICE OFFICERS DAVID

BAILEY AND CRYSTAL FIRED

AT THE SHOOTER.

ALTHOUGH WOUNDED IN THE

PROCESS, THEY EVENTUALLY

TOOK HIM DOWN.

MEANWHILE, CONGRESSMAN

BRAD WINSTROP RUSHED ON TO

THE FIELD TO TREAT

SCALISE.

BRAD CAME OUT AND

APPLIED A TOURNIQUET TO

WHERE THE BLEEDING WAS.

MY TRAUMA SURGEON SAID IF

THAT WASN'T APPLIED, I

WOULD HAVE BLED OUT ON THE

FIELD.

I WOULDN'T HAVE MADE IT.

Reporter: WHEN

E.M.T.s ARRIVED, THEY

QUICKLY LOADED SCALISE

INTO AN AMBULANCE, HEADED

FOR THE HOSPITAL.

GIVEN RUSH-HOUR TRAFFIC,

THE AMBULANCE HARDLY

MOVED.

THEN ONE E.M.T. NOTICED A

HELICOPTER FLYING TOWARDS

THE BASEBALL FIELD.

EVEN THOUGH THEY HAD NO

COMMUNICATION WITH THE

CHOPPER, THEY MADE THE

CALL TO TURN AROUND,

HOPING IT WAS COMING TO

PICK UP SCALISE.

SURE ENOUGH, THE

HELICOPTER LANDED AND IT

WAS THERE TO PICK ME UP.

AND FOUR MINUTES LATER,

I'M IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM

AT MED STAR HOSPITAL.

AND THEY SAID, MAYBE ONE

MORE MINUTE AND I MIGHT

NOT HAVE MADE IT.

I WOULD HAVE DIED IN THE

AMBULANCE, NO DOUBT ABOUT

IT.

Reporter: WHEN

SCALISE REACHED THE

HOSPITAL, HE HAD NO BLOOD

PRESSURE.

MOST DOCTORS WILL TELL

YOU, YOU'RE NOT GOING TO

MAKE IT IF YOU HAVE A ZERO

BLOOD PRESSURE WHEN YOU

ARRIVE.

THEY HAD TO PUT MORE THAN

TWO TIMES THE BLOOD A

HUMAN BODY HAS INTO ME

BECAUSE I HAD SO MUCH

INTERNAL BLEEDING.

Reporter: HE LAY

UNCONSCIOUS FOR THREE

DAYS

BEFORE FINALLY WAKING UP.

AND HE DEVELOPED A

LIFE-THREATENING

INFECTION.

THEY WEREN'T SURE

WHETHER I WAS GOING TO

MAKE IT THOSE FIRST FEW

DAYS, BUT FINALLY I DID.

THANK GOD FOR THE MIRACLE

AND FOR THE PRAYERS AROUND

THE COUNTRY.

THE UNBELIEVABLE AMOUNT OF

SUPPORT AND PRAYERS I GOT

FROM PEOPLE I KNOW AND

DON'T KNOW.

I'M SO THANKFUL FOR THAT.

Reporter: THE BULLET

SHATTERED HIS FEMUR AND

SERIOUSLY DAMAGED HIS HIP

AND PELVIS, WHICH TOOK

STEEL PLATES TO REBUILD.

> WHAT DID THE DOCTORS

TELL YOU THE FIRST FEW

DAYS IN THE HOSPITAL?

THEY WERE TRYING TO

FIGURE OUT HOW MY BODY WAS

GOING TO RESPOND TO ALL OF

THE INJURIES.

THEY FEEL CONFIDENT THAT

I'LL -- THEY DEFINITELY

SAID I'D BE ABLE TO WALK

AGAIN.

IT IS JUST A QUESTION,

WOULD I NEED CRUTCHES, OR

WOULD I BE ABLE TO RUN

AGAIN?

AND A LOT OF THAT IS STILL

IN QUESTION.

Reporter: IN THE FACE

THAT ALL THAT SCALISE TOLD

ME, THERE IS NO DOUBT IN

HIS MIND HE WOULD BE BACK

ON THE HILL ONE DAY.

I MISSED IT A LOT AFTER

THOSE FIRST FEW WEEKS.

ONCE I STARTED TO THINK

ABOUT GETTING BETTER, THE

NEXT THING I THOUGHT ABOUT

WAS GETTING BACK TO WORK.

Reporter: LESS THAN

FOUR MONTHS LATER, ON

SEPTEMBER 28th, SCALISE

TRIUMPHANTLY RETURNED TO

CONGRESS, PRAISING THE

LORD FOR SPARING HIS LIFE.

WHEN I WAS LAYING OUT

ON THAT BALL FIELD, THE

FIRST THING I DID ONCE I

WAS DOWN, I JUST STARTED

TO PRAY.

I'LL TELL YOU, IT GAVE ME

AN UNBELIEVABLE SENSE OF

CALM, KNOWING AT THAT

POINT IT WAS IN GOD'S

HANDS.

Reporter: CONGRESSMAN

KELLY TOLD CBN NEWS HE

WASN'T SURPRISED TO SEE

THE MAJORITY WHIP BACK SO

SOON AFTER THE SHOOTING.

WE JUST CONTINUED TO

PRAY FOR HIM.

AND I WON'T SAY I KNEW HE

WAS COMING BACK.

I WILL SAY THIS: I KNEW

IF IT WAS GOD'S WILL, HE

WAS GOING TO BE BACK.

AND IF NOT, HE HAD

SOMETHING GREATER PLANNED

FOR ALL OF US.

Reporter: SCALISE

SAYS WHILE HE HAS BEEN A

MAN OF FAITH FOR A LONG

TIME, HE HAS KEPT IT

RELATIVELY PRIVATE.

NOW HE IS HAPPY TO SHARE

THE AMAZING THINGS GOD HAS

DONE IN HIS LIFE WITH THE

WORLD.

I THINK THE FACT THAT

IT HAS BEEN ABLE TO TOUCH

SO MANY PEOPLE, I'M HAPPY

TO HELP CONTINUE TO SPREAD

THAT WORD.

I'M NOT A MINISTER.

I'M NOT A PREACHER.

I'M A MEMBER OF CONGRESS

WHO HAS A GREAT JOB.

I LOVE BEING ABLE TO BE A

PART OF, YOU KNOW, HELPING

TURN AROUND A COUNTRY, THE

GREATEST COUNTRY IN THE

HISTORY OF THE WORLD, BUT

A COUNTRY THAT WAS FOUNDED

IN THE BELIEF OF GOD.

Reporter: HE SAYS HE

IS A LIVING EXAMPLE THAT

PRAYER MAKES A DIFFERENCE.

TO HAVE PEOPLE COME UP

TO ME AND SAY, I PRAYED

FOR YOU, AND I GET TO TELL

THEM, YOUR PRAYERS HAVE

BEEN ANSWERED.

AND THE PRAYERS DID HELP

GIVE ME STRENGTH.

Reporter: TO HIM, IT

WAS OFFENSIVE WHEN PEOPLE

SAY OTHERWISE.

THEY NEED THOSE

PRAYERS.

I NEEDED THOSE PRAYERS.

HOW DARE SOMEBODY SAY

DON'T PRAY FOR THE PEOPLE

THAT HAVE BEEN INJURED BY

A TRAGEDY, GO AND TRY TO

USE THAT AS AN OPPORTUNITY

TO HIJACK THEIR TRAGEDY OR

PUSH THEIR AGENDA -- I

THINK THAT IS OFFENSIVE.

Reporter: SCALISE

TRULY RETURNED TO THE HILL

A NEW MAN.

YOU CAN TAKE A TRAGEDY

AND GO THAT'S AWFUL IT

HAPPENED, AND IT IS, BUT I

HAVE NO DOUBT THAT GOD'S

HANDS WERE INVOLVED IN

THAT FROM START TO

FINNISH.

Reporter: ALTHOUGH

HIS RECOVERY HAS BEEN

REMARKABLE, CHALLENGES

STILL LIE AHEAD.

SCALISE FACES RIGOROUS

PHYSICAL THERAPY, AND ASKS

FOR CONTINUED PRAYER FOR

COMPLETE HEALING.

PLEASE PRAY THAT MY

NERVES THAT HAVE BEEN

INJURED FROM THE ATTACK

CAN COME BACK AND

FUNCTION.

AND A LOT OF THEM ARE, AND

I'M SO BLESSED TO BE ABLE

TO DO THE THINGS I DO NOW.

Reporter: IT IS HARD

TO SAY IN SCALISE WILL

EVER RESUME HIS POSITION

ON SECOND BASE, BUT HIS

TEAMMATES ARE DETERMINED

TO KEEP THE 100 ANNUAL

CHARITY EVENT GOING

STRONG.

THIS YEAR'S GAME TAKES

PLACE HERE AT NATIONAL

PARK ON JUNE 14th,

EXACTLY ONE YEAR AFTER THE

SHOOTING IN ALEXANDRA.

BEFORE OUR INTERVIEW

ENDED, CONGRESSMAN SCALISE

WANTED TO MAKE SURE HE LET

OUR CBN AUDIENCE KNOW HOW

MUCH YOUR PRAYERS HAVE

MEANT TO HIM.

I CAN TELL YOU THE

POWER OF PRAYER IS REAL,

IT IS POWERFUL.

AND IT WAS INCREDIBLY

HELPFUL TO GIVE ME THE

STRENGTH I NEEDED TO COME

BACK.

SO THANKS FOR THE PRAYERS.

THEY TRULY WERE NEEDED AND

APPRECIATED.

Pat: WHAT A WONDERFUL

MAN.

HE MAY BE IN LINE TO BE

THE NEXT SPEAKER OF THE

HOUSE.

I DON'T KNOW WITH

CONGRESSMAN RYAN STEPPING

DOWN.

I KNOW McCARTHY IS

CONSIDERED THE TOP FOR

THAT ROLE, BUT SO MANY

PEOPLE LOVE THAT MAN,

SCALISE.

HE IS SO COURAGEOUS, AND

HE IS A WONDERFUL EXAMPLE

OF THE KIND OF LEADER WE

WANT IN THE UNITED STATES

CONGRESS.

SO HE MIGHT WIND UP BEING

THE NEXT SPEAKER.

Terry: WHAT A

MIRACULOUS SITUATION THAT

WAS.

Pat: THAT WAS

AMAZING.

Terry: AMAZING THAT

ALL OF THEM --

Pat: SOME CRAZY MAN

WITH A RIFLE IS OUT THERE

SHOOTING AT THESE MEN.

ALL THEY'RE TRYING TO DO

IS TRYING TO HAVE AN

INTRAMURAL BASEBALL GAME,

AND HERE HE COMES TO TRY

TO KILL THEM.

IT IS JUST HORRIBLE.

> OKAY, WE'VE GOT A

MIRACLE COMING UP RIGHT

NOW, AND TERRY IS GOING TO

TELL US ABOUT IT.

Terry: A BASKETBALL

STAR FEELS SOMETHING POP

IN HIS BACK, AND HOURS

LATER LEARNS THAT HE CAN'T

MOVE HIS LEGS.

I STARTED FEELING A

LITTLE BIT OF NUMBNESS AND

TINGLING IN MY TOES.

AND I HAD NEVER

EXPERIENCED THAT BEFORE.

Terry: SOON DOCTORS

TOLD HIM THAT HE WOULD

NEVER WALK AGAIN.

SO HOW IS HE ABLE TO PLAY

PICK-UP BASKETBALL?

WELL, YOU'LL FIND OUT

NEXT.

STAY TUNED.

Terry: WE ARE IN DAY

TWO OF OUR ANNUAL WEEK OF

PRAYER, AND SO EVERY DAY

AT NOON THE STAFF HERE AT

CBN, REGENT UNIVERSITY,

AND "OPERATION BLESSING,"

ARE GETTING TOGETHER TO

LIFT UP THE NEEDS OF YOU,

OR PARTNERS.

YESTERDAY WE WERE JOINED

IN THIS BY RABBI K.A.

SCHNEIDER.

HERE ARE SOME HIGHLIGHTS

FROM THAT SERVICE.

PRAYER IS ANY TIME

YOU'RE REACHING OUT TO

GOD, WHETHER IT IS OUT

LOUD, WHETHER IT IS IN

YOUR HEART, WHETHER IT IS

IN YOUR MIND -- WHENEVER

YOU'RE REACHING OUT TO

GOD, YOU'RE PRAYING.

I CHALLENGE YOU TODAY TO

BEGIN TO PUT A FOCUS IN

YOUR PRAYER LIFE FOR THESE

TYPES OF THINGS.

PRAY EACH DAY, FATHER,

STRENGTHEN ME BY YOUR

SPIRIT IN MY INNER MAN.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU'RE

STRENTHENED BY YOUR SPIRIT

IN THE INNER MAN?

HERE IS THE PROCESS:

WE'RE ASKING FATHER, FIRST

OF ALL, KING JESUS, FIRST

OF ALL, TO STRENGTHEN US

IN OUR INNER MAN BY HIS

SPIRIT.

GOD LOVES YOU, AND HE SAID

TO US, IF YOU SEARCH FOR

ME WITH ALL YOUR HEART,

YOU SHALL FIND ME.

Terry: WELL, IF

YOU'RE A CBN PARTNER, YOU

MAY ALREADY HAVE RECEIVED

A PACKET IN THE MAIL FROM

US.

IT'S VERY PRETTY.

WE'D LIKE YOU TO FILL IT

OUT, FILL OUT THE

PAPERWORK INSIDE WITH YOUR

PRAYER REQUESTS, AND THEN

SEND IT BACK TO US, AND

THEN OUR TEAM WILL PRAY

FOR YOU.

IF YOU HAVEN'T RECEIVED

THE PACKET, OR MAYBE

YOU'RE NOT A "700 CLUB"

MEMBER, GIVE US A CALL:

1-800-700-7000.

OR YOU CAN GO TO cbn.com

AND JUST SAY, I WOULD LIKE

TO HAVE YOU PRAY FOR MY

NEED AS YOU'RE PRAYING

THIS WEEK.

WE INVITE YOU TO VIEW OUR

CHAPEL SERVICE, AND IT

STREAMS LIVE AT NOON

EASTERN TIME.

SO JOIN US IF YOU CAN.

WELL, WE'RE GOING TO PRAY

FOR YOU IN JUST A MOMENT.

FIRST, WE WANT TO SHOW YOU

THE STORY OF JOEL HALER.

HE WAS A TEENAGER THAT

DOCTORS SAID HE HAD THE

BACK OF AN OLD MAN, WITH

TWO SLIPPED DISKS.

UNFORTUNATELY, THE PROBLEM

WAS FAR WORSE, AND BEFORE

LONG, JOEL COULDN'T MOVE

HIS LEGS, WAS CONFINED TO

A WHEELCHAIR, AND THEN

TOLD HE WOULD NEVER BE

ABLE TO WALK AGAIN.

Reporter: LIKE MANY

YOUNG BOYS GROWING UP IN

INDIANA, JOEL HALER HAD

ONE DREAM AND ONE GOAL.

I'LL BE HONEST, I PUT A

LOT OF TIME AND EFFORT

INTO BEING THE BASKETBALL

PLAYER THAT I WAS.

THAT WAS, IN A SENSE, MY

GOD.

Reporter: BY HIGH

SCHOOL HE HAD ACHIEVED

THAT GOAL, AND HAD THE

ADMIRATION OF COACHES AND

FANS.

THAT, DESPITE FIGHTING A

DEGENERATIVE DISC DISEASE

IN HIS BACK.

I TOOK PAIN MEDICINE.

AND TO HELP THAT, I WENT

TO A CHIROPRACTOR

MULTIPLE, MULTIPLE TIMES,

WHICH HELPED.

BUT, AGAIN, GOING BACK TO

THE LIFESTYLE OF GO, GO,

GO, WHEN IT CAME TO

BASKETBALL, IT GOT WORSE

AND WORSE.

Reporter: JOEL WAS

RECRUITED BY HOPE COLLEGE

IN MICHIGAN.

BUT ONE DAY AT PRACTICE

HIS SOPHOMORE YEAR HE

HEARD SOMETHING POP IN HIS

BACK.

AND THEN I STARTED

FEELING A LITTLE BIT OF

NUMBNESS AND TINGLING IN

MY TOES.

Reporter: A TRIP TO

THE E.R. RESULTED IN AN

M.R.I. AND MEDICATION FOR

PAIN.

BUT WHEN JOEL WOKE UP IN

HIS DORM ROOM THAT NIGHT,

THE MEDS HAD WORN OFF AND

HE WAS PARALYZED FROM THE

WAIST DOWN.

JOEL CALLED AND SAID, I

DON'T HAVE ANY MOVEMENT

AND I CAN'T MOVE MY LEGS.

I WAS PRAYING FOR JOEL,

ASKING GOD FOR WISDOM.

LORD, WHAT'S GOING ON?

Reporter: WHEN HIS

FATHER ARRIVED AT JOEL'S

DORM ROOM, HE WASN'T

PREPARED FOR WHAT HE SAW.

WHAT REALLY, REALLY HIT

WAS HIS FOUR OR FIVE

BUDDIES ARE THERE WITH HIM

IN THE WHEELCHAIR, AND

IT'S WHEN THEY GO WITH ME

TO THE TRUCK, TO PUT JOEL

IN THE TRUCK, AND THEY

PICK HIM UP AND HIS LEGS

ARE DANGLING, THAT'S WHEN

IT REALLY HIT MY HEART.

BECAUSE IT WAS, LIKE, OH,

CRAP, HE CAN'T -- TO SEE

HIS LEGS DANGLING, I JUST

LOST IT.

Reporter: AT SAINT

VINCENT HOSPITAL IN

MINNEAPOLIS, JOEL

UNDERWENT 11 DAYS OF

TESTING.

IN THE END, DOCTORS FOUND

NO REASON FOR THE

PARALYSIS.

HE WENT HOME CONFINED TO A

WHEELCHAIR.

I THINK THE BIGGEST

THING WERE THE QUESTIONS

THAT WERE ACTUALLY GOING

THROUGH MY MIND.

BECAUSE THERE IS NO

DIAGNOSIS, WHAT IS GOING

TO HAPPEN?

I WAS IMMEDIATELY POINTING

FINGERS AT GOD.

IT WAS HIS FAULT; HE

CAUSED THIS.

THIS WAS NOT WHAT I WAS

SUPPOSED TO DO IN LIFE.

WHY DID HE ME MESS UP MY

FUTURE?

Reporter: MEANWHILE,

PEOPLE FROM THE HALER'S

CHURCH WERE PRAYING FOR

JOEL'S HEALING.

HIS MOTHER REMEMBERS IT

WELL.

THE BODY OF CHRIST

COMING ALONGSIDE OF US AND

ENCOURAGING US AND PRAYING

WITH US, AND JUST BEING

THERE FOR US.

Reporter: ONE DAY

JOEL GAVE ALL HIS FEARS TO

GOD.

I THINK IT REALLY BOILS

DOWN TO I FELT WORTHLESS

AND NOT OF VALUE.

I FELT EMPTY, BUT THEN

FILLED BECAUSE I WAS

BEGINNING TO EMPTY OUT THE

GARBAGE THAT WAS IN MY

LIFE AND HANDING IT OVER

TO HIM.

AND I ACTUALLY WAS

DISCOVERING TRUTH AND WHAT

I WAS LOOKING FOR, AND

THAT WAS ACTUALLY IN THE

PERSON OF JESUS.

I FELT THIS HUGE WEIGHT

COME OFF MY SHOULDERS.

Reporter: HE ALSO

BEGAN TO READ THE BIBLE,

PRAY, AND BELIEVE IN

HEALING.

ONE SUNDAY, A FELLOW

CHURCH MEMBER, BRAXTON,

TOLD JOEL SOMETHING GOD

HAD TOLD HIM.

I WAS PRAYING, LIKE,

GOD, I HOPE JOEL WILL GET

HIS LEGS BACK AND HE WON'T

BE HURT.

AND THEN I HEARD A VOICE

SAY, HE'LL WALK ON A

THURSDAY.

IT WAS A SMOOTH VOICE,

LIKE THAT.

IMMEDIATELY THE LORD

REMINDED ME OF THE DREAM I

HAD HAD.

I WAS RUNNING THROUGH MY

HIGH SCHOOL FIELD HOUSE

TUNNEL, I WAS RUNNING

THROUGH THAT PAPER BANNER,

AND MINE SAID "J" 23.

Reporter: "J" 23, OR

JANUARY 23rd, WAS FOUR

DAYS AWAY.

IT WAS A THURSDAY.

AT 3 a.m. THAT THURSDAY

MORNING, JOEL FELT

TINGLING IN HIS TOES.

THAT'S WHEN IT REALLY

HIT ME, HERE WE GO.

AND IT STARTED WORKING ITS

WAY UP MY LEGS.

AND IT ACTUALLY BECAME

VERY PAINFUL.

SO IT TOOK AN HOUR AND A

HALF TO REACH MY HIPS.

AND THAT'S WHEN THE PAIN

DIED DOWN.

I PINCHED MYSELF, WIGGLED

MY TOES, THINKING, THIS IS

THE REAL DEAL.

WHAT IS HAPPENING RIGHT

NOW?

I REMEMBER SWINGING MY

LEGS OVER THE SIDE OF THE

BED FOR 20 MINUTES, AND

SITTING ON THE SIDE OF THE

BED KIND OF GOING THROUGH

EVERYTHING THAT HAD JUST

HAPPENED THESE LAST COUPLE

OF MONTHS, AND WHAT THE

DOCTORS HAD SAID.

AND I JUST SAT THERE AND I

SAID, IT DOESN'T MATTER

WHAT THE DOCTORS HAD TO

SAY.

Reporter: DOCTORS HAD

TOLD HIM THAT HE WOULD

NEVER WALK AGAIN.

I GOT UP AND I WALKED

AS IF NOTHING WAS WRONG.

AND TO WALK NORMALLY IS A

MIRACLE.

THAT WAS A DAY OF GREAT

JOY.

OH, MY GOSH, DID THAT

REALLY JUST HAPPEN?

YOU KNOW, I WAS AMAZED.

Reporter: TODAY, AS

JOEL PLAYS A PICK-UP GAME

OF BASKETBALL WITH

FRIENDS, HE IS MUCH MORE

AWARE OF GOD'S LOVE AND

HEALING POWER.

IT IS ONE OF THOSE

THINGS THAT I GET TO ENJOY

THE FACT THAT I CAN

ACTUALLY PLAY, AND THAT

IT'S A GIFT THAT HE GAVE

ME TO ACTUALLY GLORIFY

HIM.

IT HAS OPENED MY HEART

MORE TO THE LORD AND MORE

OF THE SUPERNATURAL, THAT

GOD DOES WANT TO DO

MIRACLES AND HE DOES WANT

TO HEAL.

THE LOVE OF GOD, THE

CONNECTION WITH HIM, AND

TO BELIEVE HIM FOR BIGGER

AND BETTER THINGS.

JESUS GAVE ME MY

IDENTITY.

HE GAVE ME A NEW MIND.

HE GAVE ME HIS MIND.

AND HE CREATED ME ANEW.

THAT IS WHAT HE DID.

JESUS COMPLETELY RESTORED

MY LIFE.

Terry: WOW!

THE STEADFAST LOVE OF THE

LORD NEVER CHANGES.

MERCIES NEW EVERY MORNING.

Pat: BEAUTIFUL.

WHAT A WONDERFUL STORY.

Terry: IT REALLY IS.

IT IS TIME FOR US TO PRAY

FOR ALL OF YOU.

SO MANY OF YOU HAVE SENT

IN PRAYER REQUESTS.

THIS IS A PRAYER REQUEST

FOR A WIFE AND DAUGHTER,

THAT THEY WOULD KNOW THE

LORD'S PEACE AND CORVET COMFORT

AFTER THE SUDDEN LOSS OF

THEIR HUSBAND AND FATHER.

AND SOMEONE ASKING THAT

THEY NEED A SUCCESSFUL

SURGERY TO REMOVE A TUMOR

FROM THE CENTER OF THE

BRAIN.

SOMEONE ELSE SAYING THEY

NEED ADDITIONAL FINANCES

FOR DAMAGE DONE TO THEIR

HOME BY AN UNQUALIFIED

CONTRACTOR.

Pat: ALL RIGHT.

TOTAL HEALING FROM STAGE

FOUR CHRONIC KIDNEY

DISEASE.

THAT'S ONE PRAYER REQUEST.

BOTH MY SON AND I NEED

HELP TO STOP DRINKING.

AMAZING, FATHER AND SON

BOTH HAVE A PROBLEM WITH

ALCOHOL.

MAYBE IT IS HEREDITARY, I

DON'T KNOW.

MY HUSBAND WILL GET THE

BUSINESS LOAN SO WE DON'T

LOSE OUR BUSINESS.

LISTEN, GOD IS ALWAYS

LISTENING TO HUMAN BEINGS.

THERE ARE BILLIONS OF US

ON THE EARTH, AND THIS

PLANET WE'RE ON IS SO TINY

TINY.

IT'S IN THE MIDDLE OF A

SMALL GALAXY THAT IS IN

THE MIDDLE OF OTHER

THINGS.

AND THIS EARTH IS SO TINY.

AND YET GOD ALMIGHTY, THAT

CREATED IT, LISTENS TO US.

WHEN WE COME BEFORE THE

LORD, WE'RE LOOKING AT THE

ONE WHO CREATED

EVERYTHING.

THAT'S HIS NAME, HE WHO

CAUSES EVERYTHING TO BE.

THAT'S WHAT HIS NAME IS.

IT ISN'T LORD, L-O-R-D,

BUT IT'S YAHWEH, WHICH

MEANS HE WHO CAUSES

EVERYTHING TO BE.

AND HE SAYS, LOOK, I KNOW

YOUR NEED.

I SEE YOUR SICKNESS.

I KNOW YOUR POVERTY.

I KNOW YOUR HEART CRY.

AND I WILL ANSWER YOU.

AND I WILL BLESS YOU.

NOW, TERRY AND I ARE GOING

TO JOIN HANDS TOGETHER.

AND WE'RE GOING TO ASK YOU

TO JOIN WITH US.

WHEREVER YOU ARE, JOIN

RIGHT NOW.

AND LET'S PRAY FOR YOU.

LET'S BELIEVE GOD FOR A

SPECIAL MIRACLE.

FATHER, IN JESUS' NAME WE

COME BEFORE YOU NOW.

AND WE'RE SURROUNDED BY

THE PRAYERS OF THOUSANDS

OF PEOPLE.

AND, LORD, YOU HAVE SAID

THAT YOU WILL HEAR THE CRY

OF YOUR PEOPLE AND THAT

YOU WILL DO DO EXCEEDINGLY,

ABUNDANTLY MORE THAN WE

ASK OR THINK.

WE HOLD THE NAMES OF

PEOPLE BEFORE YOU, AND WE

SPEAK WORDS OF PROSPERITY,

WE SPEAK WORDS OF BLESSING

IN JESUS' NAME.

THANK YOU, LORD.

SOMEONE HAS A BLEEDING

ULCER, AND IT IS JUST

HEALING NOW.

YOU WILL FEEL LIKE FIRE

AND YOU'RE BEING

COMPLETELY HEALED.

TERRY, WHAT DO YOU HAVE?

Terry: I DON'T KNOW

IF IT IS THIS PRAYER

REQUEST ABOUT THE TUMOR,

BUT GOD IS HEALING SOMEONE

ABOUT THE SCENARIO IN YOUR

BRAIN, AND IT'S VERY

SERIOUS.

IT IS THE HAND OF GOD THAT

WILL DO THIS FOR YOU IN

JESUS' NAME.

Pat: FATHER, IN

JESUS' NAME -- THERE IS A

LADY NAMED LUCY, AND

YOU'VE GOT GROWTHS COMING

OUT OF YOUR FACE SOMEHOW.

AND YOU'VE CRIED TO GOD

BECAUSE THESE THINGS ARE

DISFIGURING YOU.

TAKE YOUR HAND AND WIPE IT

ACROSS YOUR FACE, AND

THOSE GROWTHS WILL GO

AWAY, AND YOUR SKIN WILL

BE LIKE A NEWBORN CHILD.

TERRY?

Terry: THERE IS

SOMEONE ELSE, YOU HAVE A

CONDITION IN YOUR THROAT.

IT IS JUST SEARING PAIN,

LIKE IT'S VERY HARD TO

SWALLOW.

YOU YOU CA CAN HARDLY EAT

ANYTHING.

YOU'RE BEING HEALED RIGHT

NOW IN JESUS' NAME.

JUST RECEIVE THAT.

Pat: THANK YOU, LORD.

SATANIC POWER IS BEING

TAKEN AWAY FROM YOU.

YOU WILL NO LONGER HAVE

TORMENT.

THE TORMENT IS THERE, AND

PERFECT LOVE CASTS OUT

FEAR.

FEAR HAS TORMENT.

YOU ARE BEING TORMENTED,

AND GOD IS SETTING YOU

FREE RIGHT NOW.

IN THE NAME OF JESUS, BE

MADE WHOLE.

THANK YOU, LORD.

AMEN.

AND AMEN.

WHEREVER YOU ARE, PLEASE

CALL AND TELL US WHAT THE

LORD HAS DONE FOR YOU.

AGAIN, IT IS THE WEEK OF

PRAYER.

WE'VE GOT SO MANY PEOPLE

WHO HAVE BEEN CALLING IN

PRAYER REQUESTS, THOUSANDS

AND THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE.

BUT YOU CAN CALL RIGHT

NOW.

LET US KNOW.

IT IS EASY TO REMEMBER.

IT'S 1-800-700-700 1-800-700-7000.

IT'S EASY TO REMEMBER:

1-800-700-7000.

TERRY?

Terry: STILL AHEAD,

HE GREW UP IN ONE OF THE

TOUGHEST NEIGHBORHOODS IN

CHICAGO, AND HE NOW LEADS

ONE OF FASTEST GROWING

CHURCHES THERE.

WE'RE JOINED BY PASTOR

CHOCO WHEN WE COME BACK.

Wendy: AND WELCOME

BACK TO "THE 700 CLUB."

WELL, THE DECLARATIONS ARE

SET.

FIRST LADY MELANIA TRUMP

HAS PUT HER STAMP ON HER

FIRST STATE DINNER.

THE DINNER IS IN HONOR OF

THE FRENCH PRESIDENT, AND

MORE THAN 150 GUESTS ARE

EXPECTED TO DINE AT THE

WHITE HOUSE TONIGHT.

MOST OF THE RESPONSIBILITY

FOR STATE DINNERS FALLS ON

THE FIRST LADY AND HER

STAFF, INCLUDING KEY

DETAILS, LIKE WHAT FOODS

ARE SERVED AND WHO SITS

NEXT TO WHOM.

ON THE MENU FOR TONIGHT,

RACK OF SPRING LAMB.

> THE PEOPLE OF BRITAIN

AND ALL ROYAL WATCHERS ARE

WONDERING WHAT THE ROYAL

COUPLE WILL NAME THEIR

THIRD SON.

THE LATEST ROYAL BABY WAS

BORN YESTERDAY.

AND EVEN VISITORS FROM

OTHER COUNTRIES WERE

THRILLED TO BE IN LONDON

FOR THE BIG EVENT.

OH, I FEEL SO EXCITED.

WE LOVE THE ROYAL FAMILY.

AND WE LOVED PRINCESS

DIANA, AND WE'RE SO

EXCITED TO EXPERIENCE

THIS.

Wendy: AND THAT IS

PRINCESS KATE RIGHT THERE.

ROYAL OBSERVERS ARE

SUGGESTING THE COUPLE MAY

CHOOSE A NAME LIKE JAMES,

ALBERT, ARTHUR, OR THOMAS.

I'M SURE THEY'LL MAKE A

WISE DECISION.

> AND YOU CAN ALWAYS GET

THE LATEST BY GOING TO OUR

WEBSITE AT cbnnews.com.

PAT AND TERRY WILL BE BACK

WITH MORE OF "THE 700

CLUB" RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Terry: WELL, GROWING

UP, WILFREDO WAS

SURROUNDED BY PROBLEMS

LIKE GANGS, POVERTY, AND

POLICE BRUTALITY.

BACK THEN THE MESSAGE WAS

CLEAR: DON'T WANT MUCH,

DON'T EXPECT MUCH, DON'T

HOPE FOR MUCH.

BUT THROUGH IT ALL, THE

BOY WHO WOULD LATER BECOME

PASTOR CHOCO KEPT THINKING

THERE HAD TO BE SOMETHING

BETTER.

THERE HAD TO BE SOMETHING

MORE.

Reporter: GROWING UP,

CHOCO KNEW WHAT IT WAS

LIKE TO WANT MORE FROM

LIFE.

HE WAS RAISED IN A

SINGLE-FAMILY HOME IN ONE

OF THE TOUGHEST

NEIGHBORHOODS IN CHICAGO.

AND THERE WAS NEVER

ENOUGH.

PASTOR CHOCO ROSE TO

BECOME THE PASTOR OF NEW

LIFE COVENANT CHURCH, WITH

MORE THAN 17,000 ATTENDEES

GLOBALLY.

IN 2013, HE WAS NAMED ONE

OF TIM "TIME MAGAZINE'S" MOST

100 INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE.

ARE YOU READY FOR THE

MORE THAT GOD HAS FOR YOU?

Terry: GET READY.

JOINING US NOW IS PASTOR

CHOCO, AND WE WELCOME HIM

BACK TO "THE 700 CLUB."

IT IS GREAT TO HAVE YOU

HERE.

THANK YOU.

IT IS GOOD TO BE HERE WITH

YOU.

Terry: YOU WERE ONE

OF SIX CHILDREN RAID IN A

DIFFICULT NEIGHBORHOOD BY

A SINGLE MOM.

YEAH.

Terry: WHAT WAS IT IN

YOU THAT SAID THERE HAS TO

BE MORE?

I THINK THIS DESIRE

INSIDE OF ME.

I DIDN'T KNOW BACK THEN

THAT THAT DESIRE WAS PUT

THERE BY GOD.

AND I THOUGHT MAYBE, LIKE

MANY OF US, WE THINK THAT

IF WE HAVE MORE, THAT

DESIRE WILL BE FULFILLED.

OR IF WE HAVE LESS, THAT

DESIRE WILL BE FULFILLED.

BUT UNTIL I CAME TO KNOW

THE LORD AT 14, I REALIZED

THAT THE ONLY ONE THAT CAN

REALLY SATISFY THAT INNER

DESIRE IN OUR HEARTS IS

JESUS CHRIST.

Terry: BOW BUT, CHOCO, A

LOT OF KIDS WOULD HAVE

BEEN SO DEFINED BY THEIR

SURROUNDING, THEY WOULDN'T

HAVE BEEN ABLE TO HEAR THE

MESSAGE OF GOD.

AT 14, HOW DID GOD GRAB

YOUR HEART?

AT 14, I WAS AT A YOUTH

CONVENTION, AND I WENT

WITH THIS LOCAL CHURCH

THAT WENT TO A YOUTH

CONVENTION.

AND WHEN THE EVANGELIST

MADE AN ALTER CALL, I WENT

UP AGAIN JUST TO GET

PRAYED FOR AND RECEIVE THE

LORD.

AND A WOMAN BEGINS TO PRAY

OVER MY LIFE, AND SHE

BEGINS TO PROPHECY.

AND THE LORD SAID, I'VE

CALLED YOU TO BE A GREAT

LEADER.

STAY IN MY PATH.

I WILL BLESS THOSE WHO

BLESS YOU, AND I WILL

CURSE THOSE WHO CURSE YOU.

TODAY I KNOW THAT IS

CONNECTED TO ABRAHAM, THE

COVENANT.

WHAT GOD WAS DOING BACK

THEN, TERRY, GOD WAS

MARKING ME.

I'M WHAT YOU CALL A STATUS

IN CONSISTENCY.

BECAUSE ACCORDING TO

SOCIALOLOGISTS, I SHOULD

BE IN PRISON OR DEAD, BUT

I SHOULD NOT BE HERE AT

"700 CLUB."

I SHOULD NOT BE HERE

WRITING A BOOK ABOUT

MOVING TO MORE.

I BELIEVE IT IS WHERE IT

ALL STARTED FOR ME, AT 14,

WHEN GOD MARKED ME, AND I

GAVE INTO THAT, I

SURRENDERED, AND THAT IS

THE KEY.

Terry: THAT IS THE

KEY.

YOU WENT TO A CHURCH WHERE

THERE WAS A MEETING BEING

HELD AT CHURCH GROUP.

GOD'S BLESSINGS ARE OUT

THERE.

AND THEY'RE NOT FOR A FEW.

THEY'RE FOR ALL.

BUT YOU REACHED OUT AND

GRABBED HOLD OF IT.

THAT IS SO CRUCIAL.

THE SCRIPTURE SAYS, SEEK

ME, AND YOU'LL FIND ME.

KNOCK AND THE DOOR WILL BE

OPENED.

THERE IS A PART OF YOUR

LIFE WHERE WE NEED TO

SEEK, WE NEED TO ASK, AND

WE NEED TO KNOCK.

GOD WANTS TO MEET US.

IT IS HIS DESIRE TO HAVE A

RELATIONSHIP WITH

EVERYBODY, BUT IT IS

WITHIN US TO MAKE THAT

CHOICE.

TO SAY, LORD, I NEED YOU

IN MY LIFE, I WANT MORE OF

YOU IN MY LIFE.

Terry: YOU CAME FROM

SUCH A TOUGH NEIGHBORHOOD

AND TOUGH AREA, AND YOU'RE

STILL THERE.

I STILL LIVE IN THAT

SAME COMMUNITY.

Terry: AND YOUR

CHURCH, WHICH WAS QUITE

SMALL WHEN YOU TOOK IT

OVER FROM YOUR

FATHER-IN-LAW --

YES.

Terry: BUT TODAY,

WHAT HAS GOD DONE THERE?

IT IS AN AMAZING THING,

TERRY.

WE WENT FROM 68 PEOPLE IN

THAT SMALL CHURCH TO

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE THAT

ATTEND NEW LIFE ACROSS

CAMPUSES AND CHURCHES.

WE HAVE OVER 130

MINISTRIES, HOMELESS

MINISTRIES.

WE BROUGHT IN, A COUPLE OF

SUNDAYS AGO, 172 HOMELESS

PEOPLE.

WE BUSED THEM INTO CHURCH.

THERE IS A SENSE OF

HAPPENING IN CHICAGO.

AND NEW LIFE COVENANT HAS

OVER 100 MINISTRIES THAT

REACH OUT TO PROSTITUTES,

MOTORCYCLE GANG MINISTRY,

YOUTH, WE HAVE WHAT IS

CALLED "BRIDGE TO LIFE."

EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT WOMEN

ARE GOING OUT AND GIVING

OUT ROSES TO WOMEN THAT

ARE INTOS PROSTITUTION OR

HUMAN TRAFFICKING.

SO WHEN YOU COME FROM THE

STREETS, THE E PEOPLE NEED

TO HEAR THE GOSPEL OF

TRANSFORMATION.

Terry: YOU SAY ONE OF

THE KEYS TO EXPERIENCING

GOD MORE IS HUMILITY.

TALK ABOUT THAT.

TERRY, GOD IS THE ONE

WHO ELEVATES MAN.

AND YOU AND I KNOW THERE

ARE OVER SEVEN BILLION

PEOPLE ON PLANET EARTH,

AND TO BE NAMED TIME'S

100, ONLY GOD CAN DO THAT.

I TOLD MY WIFE, AS THE

CHURCH WAS GROWING, THAT I

JUST WANT TO BE A PASTOR

AT THE DOOR.

I WANT TO HUG PEOPLE.

NO MATTER HOW MANY

THOUSANDS COME THROUGH OUR

DOORS, I WANT TO BE THE

PASTOR THAT KIDS ARE

HANGING ON TO YOUR LEG --

Terry: THEY KNOW YOU.

THEY KNOW ME,

ABSOLUTELY.

NOT JUST SOMEBODY FROM THE

PULPIT, BUT I GO OUT THERE

AND BE ABLE TO PRAY FOR

PEOPLE IN THE LOBBY AREA

AND SHAKE HANDS WITH MANY

FOLKS.

AND IT IS SO CRUCIAL TO

HAVE A SPIRIT OF HUMILITY.

GOD IS WATCHING HOW YOU

AND I INTERACT WITH

PEOPLE.

GOD HAS ELEVATEDED ME

THROUGHOUT THE YEARS.

AND THE MORE THAT HE

ELEVATES, RIGHT, WITH

EVERY ELEVATION, THERE IS

A NEW REVELATION.

I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT I

WALK IN HUMILITY WITH THAT

REVELATION BECAUSE I

BELIEVE WITH REVELATION

COMES RESPONSIBILITY.

AND I AM RESPONSIBLE TO

STEWARD THIS PLATFORM THAT

GOD HIMSELF HAS GIVEN ME.

Terry: DO YOU THINK

SOME PEOPLE ARE AFRAID TO

ASK FOR MORE, OR FEEL LIKE

THEY SHOULDN'T?

I THINK PEOPLE HAVE

JUST BEEN SO ACCUSTOMED TO

LESS.

AND WHY SETTLE FOR LESS

WHEN GOD HAS GIVEN YOU

MORE.

HE HAS DESTINED MORE FOR

YOUR LIFE.

EYE HAS NOT SEEN, EAR HAS

NOT HEARD, MIND CANNOT

CONCEIVE WHAT GOD HAS IN

STORE FOR YOU.

SO DON'T SETTLE FOR LESS

WHEN GOD HAS ALREADY

ORDAINED MORE FOR YOU.

SO TE STEP INTO THE MORE IN

2018.

Terry: YOU CAN STEP

INTO SOME OF THE

PRINCIPLES OF MORE BY

TAKING LOOK AT PASTOR

CHOCO'S BOOK, AND IT'S

CALLED "MOVE INTO MORE,"

AND IT'S AVAILABLE

NATIONWIDE.

AND HE IS ALSO OUR

FEATURED SPEAKER IN OUR

CHAPEL SERVICE.

AND YOU CAN WATCH THAT AT

NOON EASTERN TIME.

GO TO cbn.com, WHERE IT

IS BEING SHOWN THERE.

> COMING UP NEXT, TIME

FOR YOUR QUESTIONS.

WE'VE GOT SOME HONEST

ANSWERS.

CHERYL SAYS, "MY

82-YEAR-OLD MOM IS

ALLOWING A 31-YEAR-OLD

ALCOHOLIC AND DRUG ADDICT

TO LIVE WITH HER.

SHE THINKS HE IS HELPING

HER.

I THINK HE IS USING HER.

WHAT CAN I DO?"

PAT WEIGHS IN ON THAT IN

JUST A MOMENT.

Terry: TIME TO ANSWER

SOME OF YOUR QUESTIONS.

THIS COMES FROM CHERYL,

WHO SAYS, "MY 82-YEAR-OLD

MOTHER IS ALLOWING A

31-YEAR-OLD MAN TO LIVE

WITH HER.

HE DOES NOT WORK AND USE

DRUGS AND ALCOHOL.

SHE THINKS SHE IS HELPING

HIM, BUT I THINK HE IS

USING HER.

HIS ENTIRE FAMILY IS FED

UP WITH HIM, SO MOM SAYS

HE HAS NOWHERE TO GO.

SHE ALSO SAYS HE IS NOT

MENTALLY 31.

I SAY IT IS THE ADDICTION

AND HE WILL NEVER GROW UP

IF SHE KEEPS ENABLING HIM.

WHAT DO YOU THINK?"

Pat: I THINK YOU, AS

THE CHILD -- YOUR MOTHER

IS 82.

SHE MAY BE TOTALLY IN

CONTROL OF EVERYTHING.

I REALLY BELIEVE IT IS A

SITUATION WHERE YOU WANT

TO GET A RETRAINING ORDER

FROM A COURT BECAUSE HE IS

TAKING ADVANTAGE OF YOUR

MOTHER.

AND BEFORE LONG, HE MIGHT

ROB HER, KILL HER, OR, YOU

KNOW, LEAD HER TO DO

SOMETHING SHE SHOULDN'T

DO.

SO SHE NEEDS SOME KIND OF

PROTECTION.

YOU KNOW, 82 ISN'T EXACTLY

OUT OF THE GAME.

SO SHE MAY BE COMPLETELY

ALERT, AND SHE'LL BE

TERRIBLY RESENTFUL, BUT

YOU DO NEED TO HAVE AN

INTERVENTION AND GET THAT

MAN OUT OF THERE.

BECAUSE HE IS DANGEROUS.

AND YOU DON'T WANT YOUR

MOTHER TO BE IN THAT

SITUATION.

HE IS USING HER, AND IT'S

A TERRIBLE THING TO HAVE

HAPPEN.

Terry: THIS IS

RACHEL, WHO SAYS, "HI,

PAT.

MY MOTHER-IN-LAW

CONSTANTLY COMPARES AND

FAVORS MY BROTHER-IN-LAW'S

CHILDREN OVER OURS.

MY SISTER-IN-LAW HAS A LOT

TO DO WITH THIS AND IS

VERY CONTROLLING.

MY HUSBAND TRIED TALKING

TO HIS MOM, AND SHE GOT

VERY MAD.

I'VE PRAYED A LOT FOR BOTH

OF THEM.

I DON'T LIKE THEM, AND

SOMETIMES THEY'RE VERY

HARD TO LOVE.

WHAT IS YOUR TAKE ON

THIS?"

Pat: I DON'T KNOW

ENOUGH ABOUT IT TO TELL

YOU.

IT IS A TERRIBLE THING

WHEN FAMILIES FIGHT EACH

OTHER.

AND WHAT I WOULD DO IS

PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF GOD

TO COME INTO THAT

SITUATION AND TO GIVE LOVE

WHERE THERE IS OBVIOUSLY

HATRED.

BUT THE IDEA OF FAVORING

ONE GROUP OF CHILDREN OVER

ANOTHER -- I GUESS PARENTS

DO THAT.

THEY FAVOR ONE CHILD OVER

ANOTHER CHILD.

BUT THESE ARE

STEPKITCHENER AND IN-LAWS

AND ALL OF THE

RELATIONSHIPS.

ASK GOD TO CHANGE YOUR

HEART.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO EXPOSE

YOURSELF TO THAT SITUATION

BECAUSE IT IS OBVIOUSLY

VERY PAINFUL.

Terry: IT IS

DIFFICULT WHEN IT IS

FAMILY, YOU KNOW, FAMILY

GATHERS.

BUT I THINK YOU'RE RIGHT.

YOU NEED NOT TO BE SO

EASILY OFFENDED BY IT.

Pat: EVERY TIME THERE

IS A FAMILY GATHERING,

YOU'RE GETTING YOURSELF

HURT.

YOU DON'T REALLY HAVE TO

EXPOSE YOURSELF TO THAT

KIND OF PAIN ALL OF THE

TIME.

> WE LEAVE YOU WITH

TODAY'S POWER MINUTE FROM

PSALM 91: "FOR HE SHALL

GIVE HIS ANGELS CHARGE

OVER YOU TO KEEP YOU IN

ALL YOUR WAYS."

WELL, TOMORROW WE'LL

CONTINUE OUR WEEK OF

PRAYER WITH THE PASTOR OF

ONE OF AMERICA'S FASTEST

GROWING CHURCHES, RUSTY

GEORGE IS JOINING US ON

WEDNESDAY, SO YOU DON'T

WANT TO MISS THAT.

SO FOR TERRY AND ALL OF

US, THIS IS PAT ROBERTSON.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR

BEING WITH US, AND WE WILL

SEE YOU TOMORROW.

BYE-BYE.

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