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700 Club Interactive - July 12, 2018

Rayeesa, a former Muslim recounts her journey to faith and freedom. Read Transcript


Gordon: A DEVOUT

MUSLIM FORCED INTO A

MARRIAGE SHE DIDN'T WANT.

I WAS SUDDENLY MARRIED

TO SOMEONE THAT I DIDN'T

REALLY KNOW.

Gordon: FIND OUT HOW

SHE ESCAPES.

> PLUS...A CRISIS

PREGNANCY CENTER FOR

EXPECTANT FATHERS.

WE'VE HAD MEN WALK IN

THE DOOR AND SAY, I NEED

HELP WITH MY GIRLFRIEND.

Gordon: SEE HOW

THEY'RE HELPING THESE DADS

TO BE AND SAVING LIVES

ALONG THE WAY.

I'M HERE FOR YOU.

WE'RE GOING TO MAKE THIS

WORK.

GOORMD O Gordon: ON TODAY'S

"700 CLUB INTERACTIVE."

WELL, WELCOME TO THE SHOW.

HERE IS EFREM GRAHAM WITH

THIS WEEK'S TOP FIVE

STORIES FROM "STUDIO 5."

Efrem: AT NUMBER

FIVE...

WE USED TO SPEND THE

FOURTH CHANGING DIAPERS

SINCE THEIR FAMILY JUST

GOT BIGGER.

THE PROUD PARENTS, WHO

WE CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF,

POSTED PRECIOUS PHOTOS OF

CANNON JACK MURRAY, WHO

WAS BORN ON MONDAY, A BIT

EARLIER THAN THEY HAD

EXPECTED.

Efrem: THE NBA STAR

AND CELEBRITY CHEF

WELCOMED BABY CANNON INTO

THE WORLD JULY 2nd.

> AT NUMBER FOUR, TWO

MUSIC-MAKERS POPPING THE

BIG QUESTION.

* MAYBE WE...

* WE'VE GOT TO TRY

IS JUSTIN BIEBER

ENGAGED.

THAT'S THE RUMOR.

THEY SAY HE POPPED THE

QUESTION TO HAYLEY

BALDWIN.

WITH JUSTIN BIEBER'S

FATHER TWEETING, LET'S ALL

PRAY FOR HIS WILL TO BE

DONE.

LOVE YOU SO MUCH.

WILL YOU MAKE ME A MAN

AND BE MY WIFE?

Efrem: THAT'S CHANCE

THE RAPPER PROPOSING TO

HIS LONG-TIME GIRLFRIEND.

IT CAME DURING THE FOURTH

OF JULY CELEBRATIONS WITH

FAMILY.

NOTE * I MADE IT THROUGH, MADE

IT THROUGH, MADE IT

THROUGH *

Efrem: AT NUMBER

THREE...TEXAS CROONER LEON

BRIDGES GRACES THE COVER

OF THE LATEST EDITION OF

"RELEVANT" MAGAZINE.

THE DISHWASHER TURNED

MUSIC STAR IS TALKING

ABOUT HIS SOPHOMORE ALBUM

AND HIS NEW SOUND.

IT WOULD MAKE SENSE TO

MAKE ANOTHER ALBUM THAT

WAS SIMILAR TO MY FIRST

ALBUM.

I WOULD HAVE DONE GREAT

OFF OF THAT.

BUT I WANTED TO SET NEW

GOALS.

I WANTED MORE THAN THAT.

Efrem: THE

SELF-DESCRIBED CHRISTIAN

WHO MAKES ART, A NEW

PROJECT, IS CALLED "A NEW

THING."

> AT NUMBER TWO...

THE 2018 NBA DRAFT, THE

DENVER NUGGETS SELECT

MICHAEL CORDON, JR. FOR

THE UNIVERSITY OF

MISSOURI.

Efrem: "STUDIO 5" CON

CONGRATULATES MICHAEL

PORTER, JR.

BACK SURGERY LIMITED HIM

TO THREE GAMES IN HIS

FINAL COLLEGE SEASON.

AND RECENT HEADLINES

SUGGEST HIS START ON THE

NBA COURT COULD BE

DELAYED, BUT HIS FAITH IS

NOT WAVERING.

ALL I CAN SAY IS IT IS

A BLESSING.

I'M NOT ENTITLED TO THIS.

EVERYTHING IS A BLESSING.

AND I'M SO EXCITED.

YOU KNOW, MY PATH IS A

LITTLE DIFFERENT FROM

EVERYBODY ELSE'S, BUT I'M

GOING TO MAKE SURE THIS

PICK IS THE BEST PICK

THEY'VE EVER MADE.

Efrem: AT NUMBER

ONE...

*

Efrem: "WHITNEY "IS

IN AMERICAN THEATERS RIGHT

NOW.

IT IS THE FIRST FILM

PRODUCED WITH THE PROP

PIRATION AND INTERVIEWS

FROM MEMBERS OF THE

SINGER'S FAMILY.

INCLUDING THE LEGENDARY

SINGER'S MOTHER, SISSY

HOUSTON.

SHE HAD THREE PLACES TO

SING FROM: HEART, MIND,

GUTS, AND SHE EARNED THEM

ALL.

IF YOU COULD SAY

ANYTHING TO HER, WHAT

WOULD YOU SAY?

I LOVE YOU, WITTINGLY.

WHITNEY.

SHE WAS WISHING ON A

STAR, ALWAYS TRYING TO

FIND HER WAY BACK HOME.

Gordon: WELL, FOR ALL

OF THE LATEST IN

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS, CHECK

OUT EFREM'S WEEKLY SHOW,

"STUDIO 5."

YOU CAN WATCH IT ONLINE AT

AT cbn.com/studio5.

> COMING UP, A YOUNG

MUSLIM WOMAN TRIES TO RUN

AWAY FROM AN ARRANGED

MARRIAGE.

WE TRUSTED THESE GUYS

TO HELP US TO ESCAPE, AND

THEY TOOK US, AND THEY

SAID, OH, WELL, THE TAXI

IS GOING TO COME A BIT

LATER.

IN THE END, WHAT HAPPENED

WAS THAT THEY TOOK US BACK

HOME AND LITERALLY THREW

US BACK INTO THE FRONT OF

THE HOUSE.

Gordon: SEE HOW SHE

FINALLY ESCAPED, WHEN WE

COME BACK.

Gordon: AISHA WANTED

TO LIVE A WESTERN LIFE.

TO HER THAT MEANT DOING

THINGS LIKE PLAYING

TENNIS, BUT TO HER DEVOUT

MUSLIM PARENTS, THAT WAS

UNACCEPTABLE.

SO THEY CAME UP WITH A

SOLUTION FOR THEIR

WESTERNIZED DAUGHTER.

I READ THE QURAN.

I READ THE BIBLE.

I REMEMBER READING THESE

BOOKS COVER TO COVER.

AND ONE DAY I JUST

THOUGHT, YOU KNOW WHAT?

I NEED TO KNOW.

I NEED TO KNOW IF JESUS IS

REAL.

Reporter: AISHA WAS

BORN IN A SHI'A MUSLIM

FAMILY AND GREW UP

LEARNING THE ISLAMIC

FAITH.

I REMEMBER MY MOM AND

DAD WOULD HAVE A MULLAH

COMING THE OUR HOUSE.

I NEVER REALLY FELT ANY

CONNECTION WITH GOD.

Reporter: HER FAMILY

WAS QUITE CONSERVATIVE.

THEY WANTED HER TO FOLLOW

THE ISLAMIC FAITH, BUT

ALSO KEEP HER AWAY FROM

WESTERN CULTURE.

I HAD A VERY STRICT

UPBRINGING IN THE SHI'A

FAITH.

OTHER THAN GOING TO

SCHOOL, I DIDN'T REALLY

KNOW ANYONE, OTHER THAN

FAMILY.

Reporter: IN ORDER TO

OBEY HER PARENTS, SHE

WANTED TO DO EVERYTHING

THEY ASKED.

HOWEVER, THERE WAS

SOMETHING SHE AND HER

YOUNGER SISTER REALLY

ENJOYED DOING.

WE LOVED TENNIS.

AND I WANTED TO ENTER A

COMPETITION, AND THEY

WOULDN'T ALLOW THAT

BECAUSE IT WAS NOT

RESPECTABLE FOR A MUSLIM

GIRL.

Reporter: HER SPORT

WAS BECOMING A THREAT TO

HER PARENTS.

SO THEY THOUGHT OF DOING

SOMETHING THAT SHE HAD NO

IDEA OF.

THEY EXPLAINED TO US WE

WERE GETTING TOO WESTERN,

AND THEY WANTED US TO

EXPERIENCE THE CULTURE.

AND AFTER THAT, WE WENT TO

PAKISTAN.

AND WE WERE SAT DOWN ONE

DAY AND MY PARENTS SAID,

WE HAVE DECIDED THAT

YOU'RE NOT GOING BACK TO

ENGLAND.

YOU'RE GOING TO STAY IN

PAKISTAN, AND WE'RE GOING

TO FIND YOU SUITABLE

HUSBANDS.

I NEVER, EVER THOUGHT

SOMETHING LIKE THAT WOULD

HAPPEN TO ME.

IT ACTUALLY MADE ME FEEL

COMPLETELY ALONE.

I FELT LIKE, OH, MY

GOODNESS.

Reporter: THEY STAYED

THERE FOR SEVERAL MONTHS

WHILE HER PARENTS WERE

HUNTING FOR THEIR

HUSBANDS.

AND THEN ONE NIGHT, WHEN

HER PARENTS WERE ASLEEP...

WE CAN'T JUST SIT HERE

AND WAIT FOR OUR PARENTS

TO MARRY US OFF.

Reporter: AISHA AND

HER SISTER ASKED THE

SECURITY GUARDS TO HELP

THEM RUN AWAY, BUT THEY

DIDN'T KNOW WHAT WAS

COMING UP NEXT.

WELL, BASICALLY, WE

TRUSTED THESE GUYS TO HELP

US TO ESCAPE.

AND THEY TOOK US AND THEY

SAID, OH, WELL, THE TAXI

IS GOING TO COME A BIT

LATER.

SO IN THE MEANTIME, THEY

WERE TRYING TO GET A BIT

FRIENDLY WITH US.

AND WE WERE NOT HAVING ANY

OF THAT.

SO IN THE END, WHAT

HAPPENED WAS THAT THEY

TOOK US BACK HOME AND

LITERALLY THREW US BACK

INTO THE FRONT OF THE

HOUSE.

Reporter: SHE HAD TO

PAY FOR THE MISTAKES SHE

HAD MADE.

HER PARENTS FORCED HER TO

MARRY A MAN FROM INDIA AND

FLEW BACK TO ENGLAND AFTER

THE WEDDING, NOT KNOWING

THAT THEY HAD MADE THE

BIGGEST MISTAKE OF THEIR

LIVES.

I WAS SUDDENLY MARRIED

TO SOMEONE THAT I DIDN'T

REALLY KNOW.

IT JUST TURNED OUT THAT HE

DIDN'T WANT TO BE MARRIED

TO ME.

AND HE ACTUALLY WANTED TO

COME TO ENGLAND AND HAVE A

JOB.

HIS PLAN WAS FOR ME TO GO

BACK TO ENGLAND AND SORT

OUT ALL OF HIS PAPERWORK.

Reporter: SHE FLEW

BACK TO ENGLAND BROKEN AND

HURT.

THERE WERE MANY QUESTIONS

ON HER MIND.

SHE EVEN QUESTIONED HER

BELIEF IN ALLAH.

SHE DIDN'T DO THE

PAPERWORK FOR HER HUSBAND.

SHE JOINED THE POLICE

FORCE IN LONDON AND MOVED

OUT OF HER PARENTS' HOUSE.

THROUGH MY WORK, I WAS

INTRODUCED TO HIS LADY

CALLED ANNA.

AND SHE WAS WORKING WITH

VULNERABLE, YOUNG ASIAN

WOMEN.

AND WE JUST CONNECTED.

WE HAVE THE SAME HEART AND

THE SAME VISION TO REALLY

TRY TO REACH OUT TO THEM.

Reporter: ANNA WAS A

BELIEVER, SO SHE TRIED TO

SHARE HER FAITH WITH

AISHA.

SHE WAS A VERY SELFLESS

PERSON.

AND ALTHOUGH I WASN'T A

BAD PERSON, I COULD SEE

THE LITTLE SOMETHING

MISSING IN MY LIFE THAT

SHE HAD.

Reporter: SHE WAS

TRYING TO RECOVER FROM

WHAT SHE HAD GONE THROUGH,

AND SHE DIDN'T HAVE THE

COURAGE TO BELIEVE IN

ANYONE.

I WAS SO CURIOUS.

I SAID, WHAT'S SO SPECIAL

ABOUT JESUS.

JUST TELL ME, WHY DO YOU

LOVE JESUS SO MUCH?

AND SHE TOLD ME WHO GOD

WAS, AND THAT WAS SO

DIFFERENT TO WHAT I HAD

BEEN TAUGHT.

I WAS TOLD THAT JESUS WAS

A PROPHET AND HE WAS LIKE

MUHAMMAD, BUT SHARING

ANNA'S EXPLANATION OF HOW

JESUS WAS GOD IN HUMAN

FORM, COMING AND THEN

GIVING HIS LIFE AND DYING

SO THAT WE COULD HAVE A

RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD, YOU

KNOW.

AND I THOUGHT, WHAT IF

THIS IS TRUE?

WHAT IF JESUS REALLY IS

GOD, AND I'M BELIEVING IN

MUHAMMAD AND ALLAH AND --

YOU KNOW.

BUT WHAT IF THIS IS NOT

THE TRUTH?

SO FOR ME THEN, FROM THAT

POINT ON WARDS, I WAS

DETERMINED TO FIND THE

TRUTH ABOUT GOD, WHO IS

GOD.

AND I JUST KNELT DOWN AND

I JUST PRAYED TO GOD, AND

I SAID, JESUS, IF YOU ARE

REAL, IF YOU ARE WHO YOU

SAY YOU ARE, AND I HEAR

YOUR VOICE, THAT YOU'RE

KNOCKING ON THE DOOR, I

OPEN MY HEART AND I WANT

YOU TO COME IN.

SUDDENLY, THE MINUTE I

SAID THAT, IT JUST FELT

LIKE I WAS FLOODED WITH

LOVE.

IT WAS AN INSTANT FEELING

OF BEING WASHED AND

ACCEPTED.

AND I KNEW THAT THIS JESUS

IS REAL.

WORRY AND FEAR, EVERYTHING

WAS JUST, LIKE, WASHED

AWAY.

THIS LOVE, I JUST FELT

COMPLETE.

I KNEW I HAD MET GOD, I

HAD MET JESUS.

THE BIBLE IS THE FINAL

WORD.

IT IS THE WORD FROM GOD.

YOU KNOW, IN THE QURAN, IT

DOES SAY THAT, JESUS IS

THE WORD OF GOD.

Reporter: SHE GAVE

HER LIFE TO JESUS THAT DAY

AND NEVER LOOKED BACK.

SHE IS NOW MARRIED TO A

GODLY MAN NAMED RICHARD,

AND THEY LIVE IN HARTFORD

WITH THEIR THREE BEAUTIFUL

CHILDREN.

SHE RUNS A COOKERY CLASS

AND TESTIFIES TO THE LOW

OF JESUS WITH OTHERS,

ESPECIALLY WOMEN WHO HAVE

GONE THROUGH SIMILAR

SITUATIONS IN LIFE.

HER FAMILY NEVER ACCEPTED

HER BACK AFTER SHE BECAME

A CHRISTIAN, BUT SHE FOUND

A NEW FAMILY IN JESUS,

WHICH IS ETERNAL.

GOD IS ALWAYS WITH ME.

HE WILL NEVER LEAVE ME NOR

FORSAKE ME.

AND I ALSO BELIEVE HE WILL

BRING MY FAMILY TOGETHER,

AND BRING MY FAMILY TO HIM

AS WELL.

I DO BELIEVE THAT.

Gordon: YOU CAN HAVE

THE SAME EXPERIENCE THAT

SHE HAD.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS

FOLLOW THE SAME STEPS.

NOW, FOR HER, SHE WAS

QUOTING A VERSE.

AND IT'S FROM THE BIBLE.

"BEHOLD, I STAND AT THE

DOOR AND KNOCK.

IF ANYONE" -- THAT WOULD

BE YOU -- "IF ANYONE HEAR

MY VOICE AND OPEN THE

DOOR, I'LL COME IN."

AND THEN HE ADDS TO IT, "I

WILL SUP WITH THEM."

THAT MEANS WE'LL HAVE A

MEAL TOGETHER.

YOU'LL BE ABLE TO PARTAKE

OF HIM.

NOW, THAT'S WONDERFUL.

THAT'S A WONDERFUL

PROMISE.

HOW DO YOU ACCESS IT?

THE SAME WAY AISHA DID.

JUST SAY, JESUS, IF YOU'RE

THERE, IF YOU'RE REAL, I

OPEN THE DOOR OF MY HEART

AND I ASK THAT YOU WOULD

COME IN.

THAT'S WHAT SHE DID, AND

SHE FOUND OUT THAT, YES,

INDEED, JESUS IS GOD.

WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT

HIM IS TRUE.

BUT THE GREATEST TRUTH: HE

WANTS TO COME TO YOU AND

BE YOUR SAVIOR, YOUR

MESSIAH.

AND THAT'S HIS NAME,

EMMANUEL, GOD WITH US.

NOW, FOR YOU, RIGHT NOW,

DON'T CHANGE THE CHANNEL.

RIGHT NOW, IF YOU WANT TO

MEET JESUS, LET THIS BE

THE MOMENT THAT YOU DO

THAT.

SO BOW YOUR HEAD WITH ME.

DON'T TURN AWAY.

BOW YOUR HEAD WITH ME.

LET'S PRAY THAT SAME

PRAYER.

AND YOU'LL GET THE SAME

RESULT.

PRAY WITH ME.

JESUS -- THAT'S RIGHT, SAY

HIS NAME.

SAY IT OUT LOUD.

JESUS, I WANT TO KNOW YOU.

I WANT TO KNOW THAT YOU

ARE MY SAVIOR.

SO I OPEN THE DOOR OF MY

HEART.

I ASK THAT YOU WOULD COME

IN.

I ASK THAT YOU WOULD

FORGIVE ME OF ANYTHING

THAT I'VE DONE WRONG AND

SET ME FREE.

AND, JESUS, IF YOU DO THIS

FOR ME, I WANT TO FOLLOW

YOU ALL THE DAYS OF MY

LIFE.

HEAR MY PRAYER, COME INTO

MY HEART, FOR I ASK IT IN

JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

FATHER, FOR THOSE WHO JUST

PRAYED, FILL THEM WITH

YOUR LOVE.

FILL THEM WITH YOUR

ACCEPTANCE.

LET THEM KNOW THAT TODAY

THEIR PRAYER HAS BEEN

HEARD AND ANSWERED.

SHOW THEM, LORD GOD, FOR

WE ASK IT IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

AND AMEN.

IF YOU PRAYED WITH ME,

THERE IS ONE MORE THING I

WANT YOU TO DO.

I WANT YOU TO LET SOMEBODY

ELSE KNOW.

THE BIBLE SAYS THAT WHEN

YOU BELIEVE IN YOUR HEART

AND THEN CONFESS WITH YOUR

MOUTH, YOU SHALL BE SAVED.

SO HERE IS HOW YOU DO IT:

YOU'RE GOING TO CALL US.

1-800-700-7000.

JUST SAY, I PRAYED WITH

THAT GUY ON TV.

NOW, WHEN YOU CALL, WE'VE

GOT SOMETHING ABSOLUTELY

FREE FOR YOU.

IT'S CALLED "A NEW DAY."

IN THERE IS A C.D.

TEACHING, WHAT DO

CHRISTIANS BELIEVE?

WHAT DO I DO NOW?

HOW DO I LIVE THE

CHRISTIAN LIFE?

IT'S ALL FREE.

THE PACKET IS FREE.

THE PHONE CALL IS FREE.

DO IT NOW.

1-800-700-7000.

> WELL, STILL TO COME, A

WOMAN'S PREGNANCY CENTER

THAT ALSO TREATS MEN.

I'VE HAD GUYS TELL ME

IN THAT ROOM THINGS THAT

THEY HAVE NEVER SHARED

WITH ANYBODY IN THEIR

ENTIRE LIFE.

Gordon: SEE HOW THIS

CENTER IS HELPING FATHERS

IN THE FIGHT FOR LIFE.

THAT'S UP NEXT.

Gordon: WE, THER WELL, THERE

ARE NEARLY 3,000 CRISIS

PREGNANCY CENTERS ACROSS

AMERICA.

AND MOST ARE FOCUSED ON

WOMEN HAVE AN UNPLANNED

PREGNANCY.

WELL, ONE FLORIDA CENTER

CHOOSES A DIFFERENT

APPROACH.

Charlene: LOCATED

NEXT TO FLORIDA STATE

UNIVERSITY, A WOMEN'S

PREGNANCY CENTER IN

TALLAHASSEE ADDRESSES THE

CRITICAL NEEDS OF

UNPLANNED PREGNANCIES IN

ITS COMMUNITY.

STARTED IN 1985, ITS MAIN

MISSION IS TO RESCUE

BABIES FROM ABORTION.

OFFERING FREE PREGNANCY

TESTING, ADOPTION

REFERRALS, AND

ULTRASOUNDS.

80% OF OUR CLIENTS WILL

CARRY THEIR BABIES TO

TERM.

Charlene: YET BABIES

AREN'T THE ONLY ONES SAVED

HERE.

A WOMAN'S PREGNANCY CENTER

ALSO AS A MINISTRY FOR

MEN, WHICH ENCOURAGES

FATHERS TO STAND IN THE

GAP AND FIGHT FOR LIFE,

FOR THEIR CHILDREN AND

THEIR FAMILIES.

WE'VE HAD MEN WALK IN

THE DOOR AND SAY, I NEED

HELP WITH MY GIRLFRIEND.

OR I'VE GOT A SITUATION,

I'VE GOTTEN A GIRL

PREGNANT AND I DON'T KNOW

HOW TO HELP HER.

OR, MY GIRLFRIEND JUST

CALLED ME, SHE IS DRIVING

BACK FROM JACKSONVILLE.

SHE TRIED TO HAVE AN

ABORTION.

SHE COULDN'T GET IT, AND I

JUST FOUND OUT SHE IS

PREGNANT, AND SHE WANTS ME

TO GET HER AN ABORTION IN

TALLAHASSEE, AND I DON'T

KNOW WHAT TO DO.

Charlene: IN THE

CENTER'S "JUST FOR MEN"

PROGRAM, TRAINED MALE

COUNSELLORS WORK

ONE-ON-ONE WITH MEN.

SPEAKING ABOUT FATHERHOOD

AND LIFE.

MOST OF THE TIME IT IS

A WOMAN TALKING TO A

WOMAN, BUT THEN I'LL

CONNECT HIM TO A MAN, AND

I'LL SEE HIS EYES LOOK AT

THE MALE COUNSELLOR, AND

HIS BODY LANGUAGE CHANGES.

WE WANT TO BRING TO MEN

THE VALUE OF LIFE AND THE

SANCTITY OF LIFE.

Charlene: COUNSELLOR

HAROLD FRANCIS OFTEN

SHARES HIS PERSONAL STORY

TO HELP OTHERS LIKE HIM.

MY WIFE AND I, WHEN WE

FIRST GOT MARRIED, WE HAD

ONLY BEEN MARRIED ABOUT 10

MONTHS, AND WE DID HAVE AN

ABORTION.

Charlene: HE RECEIVED

MUCH-NEEDED HAULING AFTER

COMPLETINHEALING AFTERTHE COURSE, BASED ON

BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES.

I ASKED GOD FOR HIS

FORGIVENESS FOR WHAT I HAD

DONE.

IT OPENED IT UP TO ME

THERE WERE ISSUES IN MY

LIFE I HADN'T FORGIVEN

MYSELF FOR, WHICH IS

DIRECTLY RELATED TO THE

ABORTION.

> I'VE HAD GUYS TELL ME

IN THAT ROOM THINGS THAT

THEY HAVE NEVER SHARED

WITH ANYBODY IN THEIR

ENTIRE LIFE.

I'M 69, AND THERE IS A

YOUNG AFRICAN-AMERICAN IN

THERE THAT IS 19 YEARS

OLD, AND AT THE END OF THE

SESSION, WE'RE BOTH CRYING

AND HUGGING EACH OTHER.

Charlene: DOME OFTEN

SEES THAT HEALING EXTEND

TO OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS.

WE'VE HAD FATHERS --

OH, MY GOSH, WE'RE TALKING

50-YEAR-OLD MEN BRINGING

THEIR 16-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER

HERE THINKING THAT

ABORTION WAS THE BEST

THING.

AND THEN MEETING WITH A

MALE COUNSELLOR, AND

COMING OUT OF THE ROOM AND

SAYING TO HIS 16-YEAR-OLD

DAUGHTER, BABY GIRL, WE'VE

GOT THIS.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO DO THIS.

I'M HERE FOR YOU.

WE'RE GOING TO MAKE THIS

WORK.

Charlene: PRACTICAL

NEEDS MUST ALSO BE

ADDRESSED FOR THE SOON TO

BE DADS.

A LOT OF THEM ARE IN

TOUGH SITUATIONS

FINANCIALLY.

THEY'RE IN BETWEEN JOBS,

THEY'RE LOOKING FOR JOBS.

THEY HAVEN'T BEEN WORKING,

AND THEY REALIZE, I NEED

TO STEP UP MY GAME AND

ACTUALLY GO OUT AND GET A

JOB NOW.

I GIVE THEM ASSISTANCE AND

TRUE TO HELP THEM WITH

THEIR JOB SEARCH AND THEIR

RESUMES.

Charlene: SEVERAL MEN

HAVE EVEN COME TO CHRIST.

WE HAVE HAD MEN NOT

EVEN COME INTO THE CENTER,

BUT THE WOMAN GIVE US

PERMISSION TO CALL HER

BOYFRIEND.

AND THE MALE COUNSELLOR

CALLED THE BOYFRIEND, AND

THE BOYFRIEND IS KIND OF

GOING, REALLY, YOU'RE

INTERESTED IN ME?

REALLY, YOU THINK MY

OPINION MATTERS?

WOW!

AND THEN HE'LL START A

CONVERSATION.

AND WE'VE HAD COUNSELLORS

ACTUALLY LEAD THEM TO

JESUS ON THE PHONE, NOT

EXPECTING AT ALL.

Charlene: THE KIND OF

MOMENT THE STAFF HERE

CALLED NOTHING SHORT OF

MIRACULOUS.

CHARLENE AARON, CBN NEWS,

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA.

Gordon: I'VE SAID FOR

YEARS THAT I WANT A

CULTURE, A SOCIETY THAT WE

LIVE IN -- I WANT ONE WHEN

MOTHERS WANT TO HAVE THEIR

CHILDREN.

AND IT MAY BE TIME TO

CHANGE THAT TO WHERE

FATHERS WANT TO HAVE THEIR

CHILDREN.

WE'VE GOTTEN INTO THE AGE

WHERE MAYBE IT IS POPULAR

TO BE A BABY DADDY, BUT IT

NEEDS TO BE POPULAR TO BE

A FATHER, TO REALIZE THE

LIFE THAT IS BEING GIVEN

TO YOU, AND HOW WONDERFUL

IT IS, AND HOW EXCITING IT

WILL BE TO RAISE THEM UP,

TO SEE THEIR HOPE AND

THEIR FUTURE COME INTO

BEING.

WHAT A WONDERFUL MINISTRY.

I CERTAINLY APPLAUD WHAT

THEY'RE DOING.

> WHEN DISASTER STRIKES,

CBN'S "OPERATION BLESSING"

STRIKES BACK IN PLACES ALL

OVER THE WORLD.

LIKE W WOE OAXCA, MEXICO, WHERE

A EARTHQUAKE STRUCK.

SISTERS BERNARD AND

FRANCESCA ENDED UP LIVING

WITH THEIR PARENTS,

STRUGGLING TO MAKE ENDS

MEET.

WHEN I SAW MY KITCHEN

EQUIPMENT ON THE GROUND, I

FELT SO BAD.

I THOUGHT, WHAT AM I GO TO

DO NOW.

Reporter: FRANCISCA

USED TO WORK IN A STORE,

BUT THE STORE GOT

DESTROYED IN THE

EARTHQUAKE.

NOW THE SISTERS WORK

TOGETHER.

THEY SHARE A TINY LITTLE

FIRE OVER THERE.

ABOUT HALF OF THEIR

EQUIPMENT IS GONE, BUT

THEY'RE STILL STAYING

POSITIVE AND HAPPY.

I FEEL NOW IS THE TIME

TO HAVE EVEN MORE FAITH IN

GOD.

Reporter: SO I WAS

HAPPY TO BE THERE THE DAY

"OPERATION BLESSING" GAVE

THEM ALL OF THE EQUIPMENT

THEY NEEDED TO JUMP-START

THEIR BUSINESS.

WE GOT ALL OF THE

EQUIPMENT SET UP, AND THEN

IT WAS TIME FOR A MIDDAY

BREAK.

THE BEST PART OF THE DAY

IS KNOWING THAT THIS

FAMILY HAS A GOOD, FRESH

START, AND A BRIGHT FUTURE

AHEAD.

I THANK YOU ALL FOR THE

WONDERFUL GIFT YOU HAVE

GIVEN US TODAY.

WE WERE DESPERATE, AND YOU

RESCUED US.

NOBODY EVER NOTICED US OR

OFFERED TO HELP US BEFORE.

I AM VERY GRATEFUL FOR

EVERYTHING YOU HAVE DONE

FOR US.

Gordon: AND IF YOU'RE

A MEMBER OF "THE 700

CLUB," THAT THANK YOU,

THAT GRATITUDE, GOES OUT

TO YOU BECAUSE A PORTION

OF EVERY GIFT YOU GIVE TO

"THE 700 CLUB" GOES INTO

THE WORK OF "OPERATION

BLESSING" TO HELP PEOPLE

AROUND THE WORLD.

AND YOU'RE A PART OF ALL

OF IT.

YOU'RE A PART OF

EVERYTHING WE'RE DOING

AROUND THE WORLD WHEN YOU

JOIN.

ANOTHER PORTION OF EVERY

GIFT GOES INTO THE WORK OF

CBN INTERNATIONAL TO

PREACH THE GOSPEL AROUND

THE WORLD, USING

TELEVISION AND INTERNET,

ALL OF THE VARIOUS MEDIA

FORMS THAT ARE AVAILABLE

TO US TODAY.

AND YOU GET TO BE A PART

OF ALL OF THAT.

NOW, IF YOU'RE NOT A

MEMBER, I INVITE YOU TO

JOIN RIGHT NOW.

HOW MUCH IS IT?

IT'S JUST $20 A MONTH, AND

THAT BREAKS OUT TO 65

CENTS A DAY.

SOME OF YOU CAN JOIN AT A

HIGHER LEVEL.

WE HAVE "THE 700 CLUB"

GOLD FOR YOU, $40 A MONTH.

AND WE HAVE THE THOUSAND

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POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT."

> FOR ALL OF US HERE AT

"700 CLUB INTERACTIVE,"

GOD BLESS YOU AND WE'LL

SEE YOU AGAIN TOMORROW.

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