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700 Club Interactive - May 14, 2018

A six-week-old with a deadly heart defect inspires a prayer chain across the country. Read Transcript


HE SAYS, SHE'S NOT

HE SAYS, SHE'S NOT

BREATHING.

Gordon: A 6-YEAR-OLD

WITH A DEADLY HEART DEFECT

INSPIRES A PRAYER CHAIN OF

A THOUSAND CHURCHES

STRONG.

WE HELD ON TO HOPE.

Gordon: PLUS...THE

DANGERS FACING U.S. BORDER

PATROL AGENTS.

YOU COULD ENCOUNTER A

SEX OFFENDER, A MURDERER,

YOU JUST NEVER KNOW.

Gordon: ALL ON

TODAY'S "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

> WELL, WELCOME TO THE

SHOW.

A WEDDING READY IS GOING

VIRAL AFTER AN AUSTRALIAN

BRIDE HONORED AND

SURPRISED HER HUSBAND IN A

UNIQUE WAY ON THEIR

WEDDING DAY.

Terry: LIZ DECIDED TO

FOREGO THE TRADITIONAL

WALK DOWN THE AISLE WHEN

SHE BEGAN TO SIGN THE

WORDS TO CRISTINA PERRY'S

"1,000 YEARS" TO HER

HUSBAND.

HERE IS A CLIP.

*

* I'LL LOVE YOU FOR A

THOUSAND MORE *

* ALL ALONG I BELIEVED I

WOULD FIND YOU *

*

* I HAVE LOVED YOU FOR A

THOUSAND YEARS *

* AND I'LL LOVE YOU FOR A

THOUSAND MORE *

Gordon: TERRY, I'LL

MAKE A BOLD PREDICTION,

THIS ONE IS GOING TO LAST.

Terry: I THINK YOU'RE

ON TO SOMETHING THERE.

Gordon: I THINK

YOU'VE GOT A KEEPER.

THAT WAS PRECIOUS.

Terry: LIKE MANY

PEOPLE WITH AUTISM, ANDREW

HAD A HARD TIME FINDING A

JOB.

SO HIS FATHER, AN

ENTREPRENEUR, AND HIS

OLDER BROTHER, A BUSINESS

SCHOOL GRADUATE, HAD AN

IDEA: WHAT IF THEY OPENED

A BUSINESS AND EMPLOYED IT

MOSTLY BY PEOPLE WITH

AUTISM.

Gordon: "RISING TIDE

CAR WASH," WAS INSPIRED BY

GIVING THEM THE TOOLS TO

BE PROFESSIONAL AND TO

CHANGE THE PERCEPTION OF

AUTISM.

THEY DELIVER A FIRST-RATE

CAR WASH EXPERIENCE WHILE

STRIVING TO BUILD THEIR

BUSINESS AROUND THE UNIQUE

STRENGTH OF THEIR STAFF.

THEIR GOAL IS TO PROVIDE

PEOPLE WITH AUTISM AN

OPPORTUNITY TO BUILD A

CAREER AND ACHIEVE AN

INDEPENDENT LIFESTYLE

WHILE INSPIRING OTHER

COMMUNITIES TO DO THE SAME

THING.

AND I ALMOST WANT TO DRIVE

TO FLORIDA JUST TO GET A

CAR WASH.

I JUST LOVE THIS.

I LOVE THE IDEA BEHIND IT.

I LOVE HOW EMPOWERING IT

IS TO GIVE PEOPLE A HOPE

AND A FUTURE.

YES, YOU CAN BUILD A

CAREER.

WHOEVER HAD THAT IDEA, YOU

GO.

AND KEEP DOING IT.

Terry: IT IS

WELL-WORTH IT.

IT IS SUCH A MESSAGE IN

TODAY'S WORLD, TOO, OF HOW

VALUABLE EVERY LIFE IS.

AND, BOY, IF THAT DOESN'T

SEND THAT MESSAGE, I DON'T

KNOW WHAT DOES.

GENIUS, REALLY.

Gordon: WELL, A

9-YEAR-OLD GIRL, SHE IS

ALSO A GENIUS.

SHE HAD THE HELP FROM A

40-POUND CABBAGE.

IT ALL INSPIRED A MOVEMENT

TO HELP COMMUNITIES IN

NEED.

BACK IN 2008, KATIE

BROUGHT HOME A TINY

CABBAGE SEEDLING FROM

SCHOOL, AND CARED FOR IT

CAREFULLY UNTIL IT GREW TO

BE 40 POUNDS.

KNOWING HER CABBAGE WAS

SPECIAL, SHE DONATED IT TO

A SOUP KITCHEN WHERE IT

FED OVER 275 PEOPLE.

Terry: THEN, MOVED BY

THE EXPERIENCE, KATIE

DECIDED TO START "KATIE'S

KROPS."

SHE WANTS TO EMPOWER YOUTH

ACROSS AMERICA TO START

AND MAINTAIN VEGETABLE

GARDENS OF ALL SHAPES AND

SIZES, AND THEN DONATE THE

FOOD TO PEOPLE IN NEED.

ANOTHER GENIUS.

Gordon: IF YOU'VE

EVER BEEN INVOLVED IN

FEEDING THE HOMELESS OR

ANY KIND OF SOUP KITCHENS,

YOU KNOW FRESH VEGETABLES

ARE REALLY HARD TO COME

BY, AND VERY EXPENSIVE.

THE CANNED GOODS ARE EASY,

AND THERE ARE USUALLY LOTS

OF DONATIONS FROM FOOD

COMPANIES OF THAT KIND OF

NON-PERISHABLE, BUT TO GET

FRESH VEGETABLES -- YEAH,

YOU GO.

THAT'S WONDERFUL.

> SPEAKING OF HELPING

THOSE IN NEED, JACK LYNNE

NORVELLE, NICKNAMED THE

BROWN BIGGEST LADY, IS

MAKING SURE ISN'T OF

LOS ANGELES' MOST NEEDY

PEOPLE HAVE FOOD.

Terry: SHE AND HER

COLLEGE SON WENT DOWNTOWN,

STOOD ON A CORNER, AND

HANDED OUT TURKEY DINNERS.

JACLYN STARTED PACKING

BROWN BAG LUNCHES, WHICH

USUALLY INCLUDES A

SANDWICH, COOKIE, AND A

BOTTLE OF WATER.

AND SHE TAPES A POSITIVE

QUOTE TO EACH LUNCH,

HOPING IT WILL INSPIRING

EVEN JUST ONE PERSON.

Gordon: THERE IS NOW

AN ARMY OF VOLUNTEERS

HELPING THOUSANDS OF

PEOPLE, AND THAT IS A

WONDERFUL THING TO DO.

I LOVE THE INSPIRING

QUOTES.

Terry: I GUESS SO.

I LOVE THE FACT THAT THESE

INSPIRING IDEAS HAVE ALL

COME FROM INDIVIDUAL

PEOPLE WHO JUST STARTED

DOING SOMETHING THAT

MATTERED, AND IT

MUSHROOMED BECAUSE IT WAS

SO GOOD.

Gordon: YAY!

> WHAT WOULD YOU DO IN

THE NAME OF BEAUTY?

BELIEVE IT OR NOT, IT

COULD INVOLVE A COMMON

VISITOR IN YOUR GARDEN,

THE SNAIL.

Terry: IT IS THE NEW

SLITHERING -- OH,

PLEASE -- THINGS THAT MAY

HELP YOU GET GLOWING,

REJUVENATED SKIN.

SOME DERMATOLOGISTS SAY

THAT THE SLIME THE SNAILS

LEAVE BEHIND CONTAIN

ANTI-AGING PROPERTIES.

AND IT IS BECOMING A

POPULAR INGREDIENT IN

BEAUTY PRODUCTS, AND YOU

CAN FIND IT IN MASKS, EYE

CREAMS -- I'M SORRY -- AND

SERUMS RANGING IN PRICE

FROM $6 TO $600.

Gordon: TERRY, I KNOW

YOU'RE RUSHING TO GET

THIS.

Terry: I LOVE MY

WRINKLES.

Gordon: YOU LOVE

SNAILS CRAWLING AROUND

YOUR EYES.

Terry: DOESN'T IT

MAKE YOU WANT TO DO THAT?

Gordon: IT MAKES ME

WANT TO GET A BOWL AND

Terry: AMY AND GARY

ASHLEY WERE BASKING IN THE

JOY OF THE BIRTH OF THEIR

BABY GIRL, WHEN SUDDENLY

SOMETHING WENT VERY WRONG.

IN NO TIME, THIS COUPLE

WAS FACING A CRITICAL LIFE

OR DEATH DECISION THAT NO

PARENT SHOULD EVER HAVE TO

MAKE.

IT TOOK TWO YEARS FOR

US TO GET PREGNANT WITH

KATIE.

AND WE WERE JUST SO

GRATEFUL TO GET HER.

AND SHE COMPLETED OUR

FAMILY.

Reporter: KATIE

ASHLEY WAS JUST SIX WEEKS

OLD WHEN HER PARENTS, AMY

AND GARY, NOTICED

SOMETHING WAS WRONG.

SHE WAS BREATHING REAL

HARD AND HEAVY.

IT WAS LIKE THAT...

KATIE LOOKED LIKE SHE

WAS STRUGGLING, TRYING TO

BREATHE.

Reporter: SHE RUSHED

HER TO THE E.R., AND

DOCTORS DISCOVERED SHE HAD

AN ACCELERATED HEART RATE.

SHE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH

SUPRAVENTRICULAR

TACHYCARDIA, S.V.T.

I WENT TO THE FLOOR,

AND THE BIG DOORS OPENED

UP, AND SHE WAS STANDING

THERE IN WHITE, AND HE

SAYS, SHE'S NOT BREATHING.

SO I RUSHED TO HER ROOM,

AND THERE SHE WAS, JUST

TINY, WHITE -- I MEAN PALE

AS A GHOST.

AND THE NURSE HAD ALREADY

STARTED C.P.R. ON HER.

AND IT JUST KNOCKED THE

BREATH OUT OF ME.

WE PRAYED -- I MEAN FROM

THE GUT -- BEGGING GOD TO

PLEASE, PLEASE SAVE HER.

PLEASE SEND OUR BABY BACK.

AND IT WAS JUST

UNIMAGINABLE.

BUT WE HELD ON TO HOPE.

AND WE KEPT PRAYING.

Reporter: DR. ATHOS

COLOGNE ALSO PERFORMED

C.P.R. ON KATIE.

TECHNICALLY, KATIE WAS

DEAD.

THE HEART WASN'T BEATING.

AND THAT LASTED QUITE A

LONG TIME.

Reporter: WORD SPREAD

AMONG FRIENDS AND FAMILY

THAT KATIE WAS FIGHTING

FOR HER LIFE.

AMY'S COUSIN, MOOSE,

RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL.

DURING ALL OF THE CHAOS

AND THE COMMOTION, I FELT

AN URGE TO GO DOWN TO THE

SANCTUARY THERE IN THE

HOSPITAL.

AND JUST AS CLEAR AS DAY,

I HEARD GOD SAY, KATIE IS

NOT GOING TO GO TODAY.

TODAY IS NOT HER DAY.

Reporter: FOR OVER AN

HOUR AND A HALF, THE

DOCTOR AND HIS TEAM

CONTINUED C.P.R. ON

KATIE'S LIFELESS BODY.

THEY HAD DONE C.P.R.

FOR SO LONG, AND SHE STILL

WASN'T COMING BACK.

SO WHEN WE WERE SITTING

OUTSIDE THE DOORWAY,

KATIE'S DAD AND I

DISCUSSED CALLING OFF THE

CODE.

AT THAT POINT IN TIME, IT

WAS JUST TORTURE FOR HER

LITTLE BODY.

NORMALLY WE DO THAT FOR

ABOUT A HALF HOUR.

AND NORMALLY AFTER THAT,

WE CONSIDER THE BRAIN TO

HAVE SUFFERED AND WE STOP.

BUT FOR SOME REASON WITH

KATIE, WE KEPT GOING.

AND THEN WE HEARD HIM

SAY IT, SHE HAS A

HEARTBEAT.

AND SHE WAS ALIVE.

WE FEEL WE WEREN'T OUT

OF THE WOODS, AND WE KNEW

IT.

BUT THERE WAS A LOT OF

HOPE, YOU KNOW, THAT IT

COULD POSSIBLY BE -- THAT

SHE COULD POSSIBLY BE

OKAY.

Reporter: KATIE WAS

ALIVE BUT WOULD REQUIRE

SURGERY FOR HER HEART

CONDITION.

AND HOW THE TRAUMA

AFFECTED HER BRAIN WAS

STILL UNKNOWN.

WE THOUGHT THAT WE HAD

SAVED HER LIFE, BUT

PROBABLY THE BRAIN WAS

DAMAGED.

IT WAS PROBABLY A 70%

CHANCE THAT KATIE WOULD

HAVE SEVERE BRAIN DAMAGE,

TO THE POINT THAT SHE

WOULD BE UNABLE TO

FUNCTION.

I LEFT THE I.C.U., AND I

WENT OUTSIDE AND I SAT ON

A BENCH.

AND I JUST CRIED.

I WAS JUST GRATEFUL TO GOD

FOR GIVING HER BACK, BUT

AT THE SAME TIME, I WAS

STILL SO DEVASTATED.

Reporter: AMY'S BEST

FRIEND, JUDY, STARTED A

Facebook PAGE, ASKING

FOR PRAYER ON KATIE'S

BEHALF.

WE GOT RESPONSES FROM

ALL OVER THE COUNTRY.

WE GOT RESPONSES FROM

OUTSIDE OF THE COUNTRY.

WE HAD PRAYER CHAINS FROM,

I WOULD SAY, A THOUSAND

CHURCHES.

IT WAS AMAZING.

Reporter: AFTER 48

HOURS, KATIE'S CONDITION

IMPROVED, AND DOCTORS WERE

ABLE TO IMPLANT A

PACEMAKER.

AMY REMEMBERS THE DAY

KATIE WAS PUT BACK IN HER

ARMS.

IT WAS BETTER THAN

HOLDING YOUR BABY FOR THE

VERY FIRST TIME, TO BE

ABLE TO HOLD HER AGAIN.

BECAUSE THERE FOR A LITTLE

WHILE, WE WASN'T SURE --

WE WASN'T SURE WE WAS

GOING TO BE ABLE TO HOLD

HER AGAIN.

Reporter: AFTER 12

DAYS IN THE HOSPITAL,

KATIE RETURNED HOME.

TODAY SHE IS A HEALTHY,

ACTIVE 5-YEAR-OLD, WITH NO

SIGNS OF BRAIN DAMAGE.

IF THERE IS SOMETHING

CALLED A MIRACLE, THIS IS

ONE OF THEM.

BECAUSE THAT PART I CANNOT

EXPLAIN -- HOW CAN HER

BRAIN SURVIVE SO ENTACT?

EVERY TIME I SEE HER, I

CALL HER MY MIRACLE KID.

SHE IS DEFINITELY A

MIRACLE FROM GOD.

SHE WENT FROM A TOTAL

LIFELESS PERSON TO A

THRIVING, HAPPY YOUNG GIRL

NOW.

SHE PLAYS SOFTBALL, AND

SHE DANCES.

SHE'S SO SMART.

WHEN I SEE HER SCAR, IT

REMINDS ME OF HOW BLESSED

WE ARE.

AND I USED TO SAY THAT IT

WAS GOD'S FINGERPRINT.

I REALIZED LATER THAT THE

FINGERPRINT IS INSIDE HER

HEART.

Terry: I HOPE THAT

STORY IS ENCOURAGING TO

YOU IN WHATEVER PLACE OF

NEED YOU'RE IN TODAY.

YOU KNOW, ONE OF THE

THINGS THAT AMY SAID EARLY

ON THAT I THINK IS SO

SIGNIFICANT, SHE SAID, WE

JUST HELD ON TO HOPE.

YOU KNOW, SOMETIMES JUV

YOU'VEGOT TO DO THAT.

SOMETIMES IN THE MIDST OF

WHAT LOOKS IMPOSSIBLE, YOU

HAVE TO HOLD ON TO HOPE.

YOU HAVE TO RUN THROUGH

YOUR HEART AND YOUR MIND

ALL THINGS OF WHO GOD SAYS

HE IS AGAIN.

YOU'VE GOT TO GO, OKAY,

GOD, YOU'VE GOT THIS ONE.

BECAUSE THERE WAS NO

EXPLANATION FOR KATIE'S

RECOVERY.

THERE IS NO EXPLANATION

FOR THE FACT THAT SHE IS

FUNCTIONING FULLY TODAY IN

EVERY WAY.

AN HOUR AND A HALF OF

TRYING TO GET A

HEARTBEAT -- THAT JUST

DOESN'T EQUATE WITH

ANYTHING THAT SCIENCE

KNOWS.

BUT HERE IS KATIE TODAY,

AND SHE IS A HEALTHY

LITTLE GIRL.

THE BIBLE HAS SO MUCH TO

SAY ABOUT HOW GOD KNOWS

US, HOW HE KNOWS OUR NAME,

HE KNOWS THE NUMBER OF

HAIRS ON YOUR HEAD.

NOT A SPARROW FALLS FROM

THE TREE BUT THAT HE SEES

IT.

SO TODAY, I DON'T KNOW

WHAT IT IS THAT YOU'RE

SAYING, OH, GOD, I HAVE

THIS NEED AND I HAVE

NOWHERE ELSE TO TURN TO,

NO ONE ELSE TO GO TO --

THAT'S A PRAYER OF

DESPERATION.

GOD SEES YOU, HE KNOWS

YOUR NAME, AND HE HEARS

YOUR PRAYER TODAY.

AND WE WANT TO TAKE SOME

TIME TO PRAY WITH YOU

TOGETHER.

WHERE TWO ARE MORE OR

GATHERED, HE IS GATHERED

IN THE MIDST OF THEM.

AND GOD SAYS WE HAVE

POSITION BECAUSE OF THAT

BEFORE HIS THRONE.

GORDON, I KNOW THERE ARE

PEOPLE TODAY WHO ARE IN

PERHAPS NOT AS DESPERATE A

SITUATION AS KATIE'S

PARENTS WERE, BUT,

NONETHELESS, IT IS ALL

RELATIVE WHEN IT IS YOUR

OWN O PAIN.

Gordon: WELL, THERE

IS NO DISASTER THAT GOD

ISN'T ABLE TO INTERVENE

IN.

AND WHAT IS SO IMPORTANT

THAT YOU POINTED OUT TO IN

THAT STORY IS THAT HELD ON

TO HOPE.

FAITH IS THE EVIDENCE OF

THINGS NOT SEEN, AND THE

SUBSTANCE OF THINGS HOPED

FOR.

AND WHEN YOU HAVE THAT,

YOU GET OUT OF THE NATURAL

ORDER OF THINGS.

IN THE NATURAL ORDER OF

THINGS, THE DOCTORS ARE

SUPPOSED TO STOP AFTER A

HALF HOUR BECAUSE AT THAT

POINT IN TIME, THEY THINK

THERE IS GOING TO BE BRAIN

DAMAGE.

BUT IN GOD'S ORDER OF

THINGS, THEY KEPT GOING.

NOT ONLY FOR AN HOUR, BUT

FOR AN HOUR AND A HALF.

SO KEEP GOING.

HAVE THAT HOPE, NO MATTER

BLEAK IT LOOKS.

I LIKE TO TELL PEOPLE, YOU

CAN NEVER BE TOO DEAD FOR

A RESURRECTION.

IF YOU HAVE THAT BELIEF

THAT ON THAT DAY YOU'RE

GOING TO STAND ON THE

EARTH AND SEE YOUR SAVIOUR

FACE TO FACE, YOU HAVE ALL

OF THE FAITH YOU NEED TO

GO AGAINST THE NATURAL

ORDER OF THINGS, FOR GOD

TO INTERVENE, FOR HIS HAND

TO COME DOWN FROM HEAVEN

AND DO MIRACLES.

THAT'S MIRACLE POWER.

THAT'S THE THINGS THE

DOCTORS CAN'T EXPLAIN.

NO ONE CAN EXPLAIN.

GOD INTERVENING AND

WONDERFUL THINGS HAPPEN.

SO BASED ON WHAT YOU JUST

SAW, REALIZE HE IS NO

RESPECTER OF PERSONS.

WHAT HE HAS DONE FOR

OTHERS HE'LL DO FOR YOU.

GOD ALWAYS RESPONDS TO

FAITH.

HE IS LOOKING FOR IT.

HIS EYES TO AND FRO.

SO WE'RE GOING TO AGREE,

YOU AGREE.

WHATEVER THE ISSUE IS,

IT'S NOT TOO BIG FOR GOD.

WE'RE GOING TO PRAY.

YOU JOIN WITH US, AND

LET'S LET GOD DO ALL OF

THE REST.

FATHER, WE LIFT THE NEEDS

TO YOU.

AND AS PEOPLE ARE

PRAYING -- THEY'RE PRAYING

IN HOSPITALS, THEY'RE

PRAYING IN THEIR HOMES --

THEY'RE PRAYING AND

THEY'RE HOPING.

THEY'RE HOPING.

AND THE SUBSTANCE OF

FAITH -- THE SUBSTANCE OF

THINGS HOPED FOR, THE

EVIDENCE OF THINGS NOT

SEEN.

AS YOU'RE SEEING THAT, YOU

RERESPOND TO THAT.

YOU RESPOND TO FAITH.

AND SO, LORD, SHOW

YOURSELF STRONG TO THOSE

WHO ARE HOPING IN YOU.

HOPING AGAINST HOPE FOR

THE MIRACLE THAT YOU HAVE

ALREADY PROMISED, FOR BY

YOUR STRIPES WE ARE

HEALED.

THE PRICE IS ALREADY PAID.

IT HAS ALREADY BEEN DONE.

WE SEE IT.

WE BELIEVE IT.

WE APPROPRIATE IT NOW.

THERE IS SOMEONE, YOU'VE

HAD A SERIOUS HEART

DEFECT, AND THE DOCTORS

ARE SAYING THEY CAN'T

OPERATE, AND CAN'T OPERATE

ANYMORE.

AND GOD IS ABLE TO HEAL

THAT HEART FOR YOU RIGHT

NOW.

HE IS ABLE TO LEAVE HIS

THUMB PRINT RIGHT ON YOUR

HEART NOW.

SO WE COMMAND IT TO COME

INTO NORMAL RHYTHM NOW.

NO MORE FLUTTERING.

NO MORE MISBEATS.

NO LONGER ACCELERATED

BEATS.

BE NORMAL NOW, AND BLOOD

FLOW EASILY.

AND JUST LET THERE BE NO

INTERRUPTION, NO HICCUPS,

NO NOTHING.

IN JESUS' NAME, BE

RESTORED NOW.

TERRY?

Terry: THERE IS

SOMEONE ELSE, YOU'VE HAD

DAMAGE TO YOUR MOUTH.

I DON'T REALLY KNOW IF IT

IS A MEDICAL CONDITION OR

YOU'VE BEEN IN AN

ACCIDENT, BUT IT HAS

IMPACTED YOUR SPEECH, YOUR

EATING, AND YOU'RE SO

FEARFUL.

YOU'VE ALMOST GIVEN UP

HOPE IT CAN BE REVERSED.

AND GOD IS GOING TO HEAL

YOUR MOUTH COMPLETELY, AND

EVERYTHING WILL BE

RESTORED TO YOU IN JESUS'

NAME.

Gordon: THERE IS

SOMEONE, YOU'VE GOT

BLADDER CANCER, AND I

BELIEVE YOUR NAME IS RAY.

GOD IS HEALING AND OPENING

UP THE DUCT THAT COMES OUT

FROM THE BLADDER.

EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE

FINE AND NORMAL.

GO BACK AND BE TESTED.

WHAT YOU CONSIDER TO BE A

DEATH SENTENCE -- GOD IS

SAYING, I'M GIVING YOU A

LIFE SENTENCE.

I WANT YOU TO LIVE AND

LIVE ABUNDANTLY.

JUST RECEIVE IT RIGHT NOW

IN JESUS' NAME.

Terry: SOMEONE ELSE,

YOU HAD A FALL, AND YOU

ACTUALLY HEARD A SNAP IN

YOUR ANKLE WHEN YOU FELL.

IT IS BEING HEALED BY THE

LORD RIGHT NOW IN JESUS'

NAME.

Gordon: OH, LORD, WE

THANK YOU.

WE THANK YOU FOR THE

MIRACLES THAT YOU DO.

WE BELIEVE IT NOW.

WE RECEIVE IT NOW IN

JESUS' NAME.

AMEN AND AMEN.

IF YOU'VE BEEN TOUCHED BY

GOD, SHARE YOUR GOOD

REPORT.

GIVE US A CALL,

1-800-700-7000.

IF YOU NEED PRAYER, WE'RE

HERE FOR YOU.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS

CALL.

> WELL, BORDER PATROL

AGENTS FACE DANGERS ON A

DAILY BASE BECAUSE THEY

OFTEN ENCOUNTER DRUG

DEALERS AND SMUGGLERS IN

THE LINE OF DUTY.

ERIK ROSALES TAKES US FOR

A RIDE WITH THE U.S.

BORDER PATROL.

RIGHT HERE IS THE RIO

GRANDE RIVER.

AND RIGHT BEHIND IT,

MEXICO.

I'M STANDING IN THE U.S.

BORDER PATROL'S RIO GRANDE

VALLEY SECTOR, THE BUSIEST

ROUTE FOR DRUGS.

AGENTS REPORT AN UPTAKE IN

HARDER NARCOTICS, LIKE

COCAINE AND

METHAMPHETAMINE.

AND ASSAULTS ONLY BORDER

PATROL AGENTS HAVE NEARLY

DOUBLED.

BECAUSE OF THE LACK OF

INFRASTRUCTURE IN THIS

AREA, THIS AREA IS KNOWN

AS -- OR SEES MORE OF THE

SYMPTOMS OF CHAOTIC

BORDER.

WE HAVE FAILURES TO YIELD

,WE HAVE MORE STASH HOUSES,

AND IN THIS PARTICULAR

AREA, MORE NARCOTIC FLOW

GOING INTO THE UNITED

STATES.

Reporter: ALOA VEGA

KNOWS THAT DANGER

FIRSTHAND.

CHERISH EVERY MOMENT

THAT YOU HAVE WITH YOUR

FAMILY.

BE SAFE.

ALWAYS WATCH YOUR BACK.

Reporter: TWO

ILLEGALS SHOT AND KILLED

HER HUSBAND, JAVIER, AS HE

PATROLLED THE BORDER.

SHE TELLS ME SHE REMAINS

STRONG FOR HER THREE BOYS,

AND WITHOUT HER FAITH IN

JESUS, SHE SAYS SHE NEVER

WOULD HAVE SURVIVED.

I BELIEVE OUR FAMILY IS

AS NORMAL AS POSSIBLE,

GIVEN OUR SITUATION, AND

WITHOUT GOD, THAT WOULDN'T

HAVE HAPPENED.

THERE IS NO WAY WE WOULD

BE SUCH A STRONG FAMILY

WITHOUT HIM.

Reporter: THAT KIND

OF FAITH KEEPS MANY SACHTS

AGENTSHERE GOING AS THEY GO

ABOUT THEIR DAILY, AND

OFTEN DANGEROUS, ROUTINE.

YOU SEE ALL OF THE

TRASH THEY LEAVE BEHIND,

THE WATER BOTTLES, SOME OF

THEIR PERSONAL BELONGINGS.

Reporter: AGENTS SAY

THAT THE BIGGEST

MISCONCEPTION IS THAT MOST

ILLEGALS CROSSING THE

BORDER HERE ARE FROM

MEXICO.

[SPEAKING IN SPANISH

LANGUAGE]

Reporter: THIS MAN

FROM HONDURAS SAYS HE

TRIED THREE TIMES TO CROSS

THE BORDER ILLEGALLY.

THE OTHER TOP COUNTRIES

ARE EL SALVADOR AND

GUATEMALA.

> EACH TIME, THE MAN HAS

BEEN SENT BACK TO

GUATEMALA.

AGENTS CALL HIM THE

GROUP'S COYOTE, OR TRAIL

GUIDE.

WE NEVER WHO YOU'RE

ENCOUNTERING IN THE BRUSH.

YOU COULD ENCOUNTER A SEX

OFFENDER, A MURDERER,

SOMEONE WHO HAS AN ACTIVE

WARRANT.

YOU NEVER KNOW UNTIL YOU

TAKE THEM BACK TO THE

STATION AND ROLL THEIR

FINGERPRINTS.

LAST YEAR, FISCAL 2017,

WE HAD ARRESTS FROM OVER

70 DIFFERENT NATIONS.

THIS YEAR-TO-DATE, WE'RE

WELL OVER 30 NATIONS OF

DIFFERENT NATIONALITIES

THAT WE'VE APPREHENDED.

Reporter: THIS MAN

SAYS HIS AGENTS HAVE EVEN

ARRESTED KNOWN TERRORISTS.

AGENTS SAY SMUGGLERS DON'T

CARE WHO OR WHAT THEY

BRING IN AS LONG AS THEY

GET PAID.

I'M IN AN ABANDONED HOUSE

ABOUT A HALF MILE FROM THE

BORDER.

THIS IS ONE OF THE HOUSES

THAT THE U.S. BORDER

PATROL HAS UNCOVERED AS A

DRUG STASH HOUSE.

YOU CAN SEE SOME OF THE

RELIGIOUS FIGURES UP HERE.

THIS IS A BATHROOM JUST

BEHIND THE GARAGE, WHERE

THERE IS A HIDDEN

COMPARTMENT.

THE ROOMS ARE FILLED WITH

CLOTHES AND OTHER ITEMS.

AGENTS SAY THE DEALERS SIT

ON THE DRUGS UNTIL HIS

SAFE TO TRANSMIT THEM TO

THE U.S.

MANY ILLEGALS STILL

EXPLOIT LOOPHOLES IN THE

SYSTEM.

THEY OFTEN SEND GANG

MEMBERS' UNACCOMPANIED

CHILDREN.

THEY MAKE A FAMILY, IF

YOU WILL, JUST ESTABLISH

THE PARENTHOOD OF A CHILD

AND WE FIND OUT IT IS ALL

FALSE CLAIMS.

Reporter: THESE

CHILDREN ARE TURNED OVER

TO HEALTH AND HUMAN

SERVICES.

AND SOMETIMES THEY'RE

RELEASED TO FAMILY MEMBERS

ALREADY HERE IN THE U.S.

THE TWIST IS THEY'RE GIVEN

A COURT DATE, WHICH SOME

NEVER ATTEND.

THE ISSUE HAS CAUGHT THE

ATTENTION OF THE

PRESIDENT, WHICH HE

HIGHLIGHTED IN HIS STATE

OF THE UNION.

President Trump:

INSTANT I'M CALLING ON

CONGRESS TO FINALLY CLOSE

THE DEADLY LOOPHOLES THAT

HAVE ALLOWED MS13 AND

OTHER CRIMINAL GANGS TO

BREAK INTO OUR COUNTRY.

WE HAVE PROPOSED NEW

LEGISLATION THAT WILL FIX

OUR IMMIGRATION LAWS AND

SUPPORT OUR I.C.E. AND

BORDER PATROL AGENTS SO

THAT THIS CAN NEVER HAPPEN

AGAIN.

Reporter: DESPITE THE

DANGER, PALOA VEGA'S SONS

HOPE TO FOLLOW IN THEIR

FATHER'S FOOTSTEPS AND

BECOME BORDER PATROL

AGENTS.

AND SHE IS SEEKING JUSTICE

FOR HER HUSBAND'S KILLERS.

THEY'RE STILL IN COURT.

I STILL HAVEN'T BEEN

ABLE TO SLEEP COMFORTABLY,

AND I DON'T THINK I WILL

UNTIL JUSTICE IS SERVED.

Reporter: AGENTS ARE

COVERING GREATER

DISTANCES, ENCOUNTERING

LARGER NUMBER OF

IMMIGRANTS, AND EXPOSING

THEMSELVES TO GREATER

DANGER, BUT THEY SAY THEY

WILL CONTINUE TO RELY ON

THEIR TRAINING AND EACH

OTHER.

Gordon: THAT'S AN

INSIDE LOOK AT WHAT OUR

BORDER PATROL AGENTS GO

THROUGH ON A REGULAR

BASIS.

CERTAINLY I JOIN WITH MANY

OTHERS TO SAY WE NEED TO

INCREASE THE SECURITY

THERE.

WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE

POTENTIAL FOR TERRORISTS

TO COME IN ACROSS THAT

BORDER, WHEN YOU LOOK AT

THE POTENTIAL FOR

CRIMINALS TO COME ACROSS

THAT BORDER, AND THEN THE

ABSOLUTE FLOOD OF

NARCOTICS COMING ACROSS

THAT BORDER, HOW DO WE GET

MORE VIGILANT IN

PATROLLING IT?

AND HOW DO WE GET THIS TO

A POINT WHERE OUR BORDERS

ARE SECURE?

I THINK EVERY NATION HAS A

RIGHT TO SECURITY ON ITS

BORDERS, AND WE NEED IT

NOW.

> HERE IS A WORD FOR YOU

FROM PSALM 23: "EVEN WHEN

I WALK THROUGH THE DARKEST

VALLEY, I WILL NOT BE

AFRAID, FOR YOU ARE CLOSE

BESIDE ME.

YOUR ROD AND YOUR STAFF

PROTECT AND COMFORT ME."

GOD BLESS YOU.

WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN

TOMORROW.

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