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The 700 Club - August 9, 2013

Scott was a cocaine dealer and sex addict whose gods were money and women, then he discovered the one true God. Plus, Joe lived an active life as a pastor until he was diagnosed with advanced stage IV cancer. Read Transcript


I HAT HATED MEN.

Gordon: A STRIPPER

PLANS HER REVENGE ON MEN.

I FELT LIKE I HAD THE

UPPER HAND NOW.

Gordon: ON TODAY'S "700

CLUB."

WELCOME TO "THE 700 CLUB."

FOR TODAY'S TOP STORIES,

LET'S GO OVER TO THE CBN

NEWS DESK.[

Lorna: GORDON, THE TRIAL

OF MAJOR NIDAL HASAN IS

MOVING AHEAD WITH EMOTIONAL

EYE WITNESS TESTIMONY.

A JUDGE DENIED THE BACKUP

LAWYER'S REQUEST TO BE

EXCUSED FROM THE TRIAL.

THEY BELIEVE THAT HASSAN IS

HOPING FOR A DEATH

SENTENCE.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM BRINGS US THE

STORY.

Reporter: A FIRM REBUKE

FOR MAJOR NIDAL HASAN'S

STANDBY DEFENSE TEAM.

THE PRESIDING JUDGE TOLD THE

ATTORNEYS TO GET BACK TO

WORK.

THEY WANT TO REPLACE HASAN,

WHO IS ACTING AS HIS OWN

DEFENSE ATTORNEY, SAYING HE

IS TRYING TO GET HIMSELF

EXECUTED.

WHEN THEY ARGUED AGAINST THE

JUDGE'S DECISION, CALLING IT

A VIOLATION OF THEIR ETHICS,

OSBORNE SAID, QUOTE,"I WILL

MAKE IT EASY FOR YOU.

I HAVE GIVEN YOU AN ORDER.

AND THAT RELIEVES YOU OF ANY

ETHIC ABILITY."

THE LAWYERS PLAN TO APPEAL

THAT DECISION.

EYE WITNESSES TAKING TO THE

STAND DESCRIBE THE CHAOS OF

THE 2009 SHOOTING RAMPAGE.

NURSE SERGEANT INGA CAMPBELL

DISCOVERED STAFF SERGEANT

JUSTIN DECROW DEAD.

CAMPBELL DESCRIBED THE SCENE

TO THE JURY SAYING, QUOTE,"I

JUST SAW BLOOD.

HE WAS OUT.

I JUST COULDN'T.

THERE WAS NO BREATH."

ANOTHER EYE WITNESS SAID SHE

HEARD A PRIVATE PLEADING

WITH HASAN.

VALEZ HAD DISCOVERED SHE WAS

PREGNANT WHILE ON

DEPLOYMENT, AND WAS AT THE

READINESS CENTER TO PROCESS

OUT WHEN HASAN STARTED

SHOOTING.

SHE AS VALEZ STARED HASAN IN

THE EYES BEGGING, "MY BABY,

MY BABY."

THEN THERE WAS A SHOT AND

HER VOICE STOPPED.

Reporter: FIRST CLASS

VERGARA DESCRIBED WHAT SHE

SAW.

SHE TOLD PROSECUTORS, "I SEE

BODIES.

I SEE BODIES EVERYWHERE, AND

I SEE BLOOD.

NO ONE WAS MOVING.

THERE WAS NO MOVEMENT.

THERE WAS NO SOUND.

SO I YELLED OUT, IS

EVERYBODY OKAY?

I STARTED HEARING, HELP ME,

I'M BLEEDING, I'VE BEEN

SHOT."

HASAN REMAINED SILENT WHILE

IN COURT AND ONLY OBJECTED

ONCE TO TESTIMONY.

HE IS YET TO ASK A SINGLE

QUESTION.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM, CBN NEWS.

Lee: THE GOVERNMENT

ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE IS

INVESTIGATING PLANNED

PARENTHOOD TO FIND OUT HOW

IT SPENDS TAXPAYER MONEY.

MORE THAN 50 MEMBERS OF

CONGRESS HAVE ASKED THE

G.A.L. FOR THE

INVESTIGATION.

PLANNED PARENTHOOD IS THE

NATION'S LARGEST ABORTION

PROVIDER.

IT GOT MORE FEDERAL MONEY

LAST YEAR THAN EVER BEFORE.

$542MILLION.

LOUISIANA REPUBLICAN SENATOR

DAVID BITTERS SAYS THERE IS

NO ACCOUNTING TO PROVE HOW

THEY: ACTUALLY USED THAT

MONEY.

MEMBERS OF CONGRESS ARE BACK

HOME FOR A FIVE-WEEK SUMMER

BREAK.

BUT IT MAY NOT BE A PEACEFUL

REST.

MANY ARE EXPECTING TO GET AN

EARFUL ABOUT OBAMACARE.

OPPONENTS ARE RAMPING UP A

CAMPAIGN TO DEFUND OBAMACARE

AS THE OCTOBER 1st

DEADLINE APPROACHES.

Reporter: A NEW

OBAMACARE AD CAMPAIGN IS

COMING SOON TO AMERICAN

LIVING ROOMS.

THIS ONE IS SPONSORED BY A

GROUP CALLED THE YOUNG GUNS

NETWORK.

TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO

SELL OBAMACARE TO

AMERICANS.

I'M LOOKING FOR IDEAS.

YOU, WHAT ABOUT THE

RESEARCH?

MOST RECENT SURVEYS SHOW

MOST AMERICANS OPPOSE IT.

AND UNIONS REALIZE IT WILL

SHATTER THEIR BENEFITS.

WE'RE SUPPOSED TO SELL

THIS JUNK?

CAN WE CHANGE THE NAME,

MIKE?

NO.

OBAMARAMA.

NO.

PEOPLE LIKE FREE.

PUT THEM TOGETHER, FREE

HEALTH CARE.

OH, I THINK YOU NAILED

IT.

Reporter: NOT BUYING

IT, THE COMMERCIAL ASKS?

APPARENTLY SO.

66% OF LIKELY VOTERS AGREE

THAT CONGRESS SHOULD DEFUND

THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT.

26% DISAGREE.

86% OF REPUBLICANS SURVEYED

SAID IT SHOULD BE DEFUNDED.

48% OF DEMOCRATS.

AND EVEN A "WASHINGTON POST"

ABC NEWS POLL FOUND THAT

MODERATE DEMOCRATS ARE

STARTING TO TURN AGAINST

OBAMACARE.

ONLY 46% SUPPORT IT TODAY,

COMPARED TO 57% LAST YEAR.

AND FREEDOM WORKS IS

LAUNCHING A CAMPAIGN, URGING

SUPPORTERS TO BURN THEIR

OBAMACARE CARD.

BUT OBAMACARE OPPONENTS

AREN'T THE ONLY ONES.

ORGANIZING ARE FOR ACTION IS

SPENDING MORE THAN A MILLION

DOLLARS ON A CAMPAIGN

DEFENDING OBAMACARE.

WHAT'S THE IMPACT OF

OBAMACARE?

THE TRUTH IS AMERICANS ARE

ALREADY SEEING THE

BENEFITS.

SHE SEE IS MORE SENIORS FOR

FREE WELLNESS VISITS.

HE RECEIVED A $150 REBATE

FROM HIS HEALTH INSURANCE

COMPANY.

AND NEXT YEAR SHE CAN EXPAND

HER SMALL BUSINESS, THANKS

TO TAX CREDITS THAT COVER UP

TO HALF OF THE WORKERS

HEALTH INSURANCE.

Reporter: BUT CRITICS

SAY SMALL BUSINESSES ARE

ALREADY REDUCING WORKERS

HOURS.

THIS MEANS OBAMACARE WILL

CREATE A PART-TIME AMERICAN

LABOR FORCE.

ONLY NINE LEGISLATIVE DAYS

WILL REMAIN ONCE CONGRESS

RETURNS.

MOST CAPITOL HILL OBSERVERS

EXPECT TO VOTE ON ANOTHER

CONTINUING RESOLUTION, TO

KEEP THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

RUNNING AND OBAMACARE

TEMPORARILY FUNDED.

GARY LANE, CBN NEWS.

Lee: AND THOSE ARE

TODAY'S TOP STORIES FROM CBN

NEWS.

GORDON AND TERRY WILL HAVE

THE REST OF TODAY'S "700

CLUB" AFTER THIS.

Gordon: SCOTT BAUM WAS

12 YEARS OLD WHEN HE LOST

HIS VIRGINITY TO A NEIGHBOR

WHO WAS 18.

AND HIS LUST FOR HER NEARLY

RUINED HIM.

IN OUR MAIN BATHROOM,

HERE THERE WAS THIS MONTHLY

CALENDAR.

IT WAS A PLAYBOY CALENDAR.

SO USING THE BATHROOM DAILY,

I'M SEEING THE GIRL OF THE

MONTH.

Reporter: SCOTT BAUM

WAS ONLY EIGHT YEARS OLD

WHEN HE WAS EXPOSED TO

PORNOGRAPHY.

AS I GREW OLDER, I SENSED

A MORE PHYSICAL DESIRE FOR A

LITTLE DID I KNOW THAT I

HAD GIVEN AWAY SOMETHING I

WOULD RATHER HAVE NOT HAVE.

THE BIGGEST REGRET OF MY

LIFE.

Reporter: HE WAS

CRUSHED WHEN HE FOUND OUT

HIS GIRLFRIEND HAD CHEATED

ON HIM.

IT WAS SUCH A SCAR.

SUCH A DEEP WOUND IN ME

EMOTIONALLY.

AND AT 12 YEARS OLD, I THINK

THAT'S A VERY IMPRESSIONABLE

AGE.

Reporter: SCOTT'S DRUG

AND ALCOHOL ABUSE CONTINUED

THROUGHOUT HIGH SCHOOL,

ALONG WITH HIS RELATIONSHIP

WITH THE OLDER WOMAN.

INSTEAD OF DATING HIGH

SCHOOL GIRLS MY AGE, I'M

STILL IN A STRUGGLE, NOT

ABLE TO BREAK FREE FROM THIS

ADDICTION THAT SHE WAS

FULFILLING.

Reporter: AFTER HE

GRADUATED, SCOTT SOLD POT

UNTIL HE REALIZED HE COULD

MAKE MORE MONEY SELLING

COCAINE.

HE WENT TO VENEZUALA TO FIND

A SOURCE.

HIS BUSINESS GREW QUICKLY.

I SOLD IM SOMEWHAT PURE,

IF YOU WILL, AND THERE

AGAIN, I STOLE THE MARKET.

PEOPLE SAID, WOW, THIS IS

THE GUY TO GO SEE.

IT IS THE RIGHT PRICE, THE

RIGHT PRODUCT.

FROM THERE, IT JUST

ESCALATED.

Reporter: SCOTT BECAME

A BIG-TIME COCAINE DEALER,

WITH STASHES WORTH MORE THAN

$25,000.

MY GOD HAD TO BE MONEY.

BECAUSE WITH IT, I HAD THE

GIRL.

I WAS CONSTANTLY TRYING TO

HOLD ON TO THIS

RELATIONSHIP.

AND EVENTUALLY, AFTER SEVEN

YEARS, EVEN MARRIED HER JUST

SO THAT I WOULDN'T LOSE

HER.

THAT MARRIAGE LASTED FOR

ABOUT 90 DAYS.

AND THAT'S WHEN I CAUGHT HER

WITH A GUY ACROSS THE

STREET.

Reporter: SCOTT NEEDED

SOMEONE TO TALK TO, SO HE

CALLED HIS MOM.

A FEW YEARS EARLIER, SHE HAD

BECOME A CHRISTIAN.

MY MOM WAS PRAYING FOR

ME.

AND SHE WAS GOING TO SOME

BIBLE STUDY.

AND SHE SAW GREAT THINGS

HAPPENING BETWEEN HER AND MY

FATHER.

AND SO I CALLED HER ONE

DAY.

AND I SAID, MOM, I'M

MISERABLE.

THINGS AREN'T WORKING OUT.

AND SHE SAID, WELL, SCOTT,

YOUR PROBLEM IS YOUR GOD IS

MONEY.

Reporter: SCOTT MARRIED

A SECOND TIME.

THIS TIME TO A WOMAN HE

DIDN'T KNOW WELL.

SHE WAS DRINKING HEAVILY,

DOING SO MUCH OF THE COCAINE

THAT SHE WOULD GIVE MY

FRIENDS MONEY SO THEY WOULD

BUY THE COCAINE FROM ME, AND

LEAVE IT OUTSIDE OUR HOUSE,

SO SHE COULD GRAB IT AND

HAVE HER OWN STASH.

HER BEHAVIOR WAS ERRATIC AND

DANGEROUS.

WE'RE TRYING TO KEEP THINGS

CALM IN A HOME WHERE I HAVE

A FLOOR SAFE FULL OF COCAINE

OR CASH, OR BOTH, AND IT WAS

GETTING OUT OF CONTROL.

Reporter: THEN SCOTT'S

WIFE TOOK ALL OF THE MONEY

FROM THE FLOOR SAFE AND LEFT

HIM.

AND IMMEDIATELY WHAT MY

MOM SAID CAME TO MY

MIND, "YOUR GOD IS MONEY."

AND I SAID OUT LOUD, MY GOD

WAS JUST DEFEATED.

Reporter: THE SAME DAY

SCOTT'S WIFE LEFT HIM, HE

SAT DOWN TO LOOK AT SOME

TV.

I FLIPPED THROUGH SOME

CHANNELS, AND STOPPED AT A

MAN DRESSED UP NICE,

TEACHING ME HOW TO PRAY.

HE SAID, YOU HAVE NO PEACE,

YOU HAVE NO JOY.

WHO IS YOUR GOD.

YOU WANT EVERY LASTING

LIFE?

SAY THIS PRAYER.

I WAS ALL EARS.

I WROTE NOTES.

I TURNED OFF THE PROGRAM,

AND I WAS IN THE HOUSE BY

MYSELF.

WHAT DO I HAVE TO LOSE?

AND I THOUGHT, WELL, IF I

SAY THE PRAYER AND NOTHING

HAPPENS, LIFE GOES ON.

BUT IF IT'S TRUE, I'LL HAVE

JOY, PEACE, AND ETERNAL

LIFE.

I SAID THE PRAYER.

AND I CALLED MY MOM, AND I

SAID, MOM, I THINK I GOT

SAVED.

AND I NEED TO GO TO CHURCH.

MY MOTHER TOLD ME OF A

CHURCH THAT SHE WENT TO.

AND I WALKED IN THROUGH A

BACK DOOR, NOT REALIZING IT

WAS THE BOOK DOOR OF A

SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS.

THEY WERE, OH, COME ON IN.

I SAT THERE SWEATING, NOT

DRESSED APPROPRIATELY.

SOMEONE LOOKED AND SAID, IS

THAT DON JOHNSON?

AND I SAID, NO, MY NAME IS

SCOTT BAUM.

AND THEY SAID, OH, WAIT A

MINUTE?

DO YOU HAVE A MOTHER NAMED

BEVERLY?

AND I SAID YES.

AND THEY SAID, WE'VE BEEN

PRAYING FOR YOU FOR THREE

YEARS.

AREN'T YOU IN SOME ILLEGAL

BUSINESS?

AND RIGHT THERE I HAD THIS

BELIEF AND THIS FAITH THAT

GOD HAD ORCHESTRATED ALL OF

THIS.

FROM THERE, I HAD THAT JOY

AND THAT PEACE.

SO HERE I WAS, I HAD

PREPARED MY HEART TO PROTECT

IT AND TO NOT GIVE IT AWAY

AGAIN, UNLESS PROMPTED TO BY

GOD, BY THE HOLY SPIRIT.

Reporter: SCOTT GOT OUT

OF THE DRUG BUSINESS

IMMEDIATELY, AND WORKED AS A

PURCHASING AFTER FOR AN

ELECTRONICS COMPANY.

SCOTT MARRIED LUANN IN 2004

AND THEY HAVE TWO CHILDREN.

I THINK SCOTT HAS SEEN

THE GRACE OF GOD.

AND THROUGH THAT, YOU CAN

SEE GRACE IN HIS LIFE.

HE HAS A TRUE DESIRE TO SEEK

GOD AND TO SEEK GOD'S

KINGDOM.

Reporter: SCOTT'S

FATHER ALSO NOTICED THE

DIFFERENCE IN HIS SON'S

LIFE, AND SOON HE, TOO,

BECOME A CHRISTIAN.

HOW POWERFUL IS THAT,

THAT THE PRAYERS OF JUST A

FEW WOULD GO SO FAR IN

ORCHESTRATING EVERYTHING.

FOR ME TO FIND THAT WAY AND

ENABLE THE LORD TO COME INTO

MY LIFE, AND BE SET FREE

FROM THE LIES, THE

DECEPTION, AND THE IDOLS IN

MY LIFE.

THANKS TO THOSE

GRANDMOTHERS.

IF YOU HAVE A GRANDMOTHER

PRAYING FOR YOU, A MOTHER

PRAYING FOR YOU, BEWARE.

DON'T FIGHT IT.

DON'T REJECT IT.

ENJOY THE JOY AND PEACE THAT

AWAITS YOU.

Gordon: DON'T FIGHT

IT.

DON'T REJECT IT.

WHY WOULD YOU REJECT IT?

YOU CAN HAVE LOVE.

YOU CAN HAVE JOY.

YOU CAN HAVE PEACE.

YOU COULD HAVE ETERNAL

LIFE.

WHAT IS NOT TO LIKE ABOUT

THAT.

YOU CAN HAVE THE SAME THINGS

SCOTT HAS.

MAYBE YOU'VE GOT A

GRANDMOTHER PRAYING FOR YOU;

MAYBE YOU DON'T.

BUT YOU CAN STILL HAVE IT.

BECAUSE THE GREAT NEWS IS

THAT JESUS IS PRAYING FOR

YOU.

THE BIBLE SAYS THAT HE SITS

AT THE RIGHT HAND OF THE

FATHER, AND HE EVER LIVES TO

GIVE INTERCESSION -- THAT

MEANS PRAYER -- FOR YOU.

AND HE IS DOING IT RIGHT

NOW.

AND HE SAYS, BEHOLD I STAND

AT THE DOOR AND KNOCK.

IF ANYONE HEAR MY VOICE AND

OPEN THE DOOR -- THAT'S ALL

YOU HAVE TO DO IS OPEN THE

DOOR -- I'LL COME IN.

HE WANTS TO PROVE HIMSELF TO

YOU.

HE WANTS TO PROVE HIMSELF

STRONG, TO LET YOU KNOW THAT

HE LOVES YOU, THAT HE DIED

FOR YOU.

AND THAT HE WANTS YOU TO BE

WITH HIM FOR ALL ETERNITY.

MAYBE YOU'RE LIKE SCOTT AND

YOU THINK MONEY IS A GOOD

THING, OR MORE THAN A GOOD

THING.

YOU'VE ELEVATED IT ABOVE

EVERYTHING.

YOU THINK IF YOU'VE GOT

MONEY, YOU'LL HAVE WHATEVER

IT TAKES.

MAYBE IT'S DRUGS.

MAYBE IT'S ALCOHOL.

MAYBE IT'S A RELATIONSHIP

YOU'RE TRYING TO CLING TO,

AND YOU CAN NEVER FIND IT.

WELL, JESUS CHALLENGES YOU,

THE BIBLE DOES.

AND IT SAYS TASTE AND SEE

THAT THE LORD IS GOOD.

AND ALL YOU HAVE TO DO TO DO

THAT IS ASK FOR IT.

AND IT'S A VERY SIMPLE

PRAYER.

JESUS, IF YOU'RE THERE, IF

THIS IS REAL, IF YOU REALLY

CAN BE MY SAVIOR, IF YOU CAN

REALLY COME INTO MY LIFE, IF

YOU CAN REALLY CHANGE ME,

THEN HERE I AM.

COME IN.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS PRAY

THAT.

AND ASK HIM TO FORGIVE YOU.

SO OFTEN WE CARRY AROUND SO

MUCH GUILT AND SHAME.

AND WE START THINKING IN OUR

HEARTS THAT GOD DOESN'T WANT

ANYTHING TO DO WITH ME.

AND WE'VE GOTTEN TO THE

POINT WHERE WE JUST CAN'T

IMAGINE THAT GOD WOULD STILL

LOVE YOU.

WELL, THE GOOD NEWS IS HE

DOES.

AND THE BIBLE SAYS, "WHILE

WE WERE YET SINNERS, CHRIST

DIED FOR US."

THIS IS LOVE, "WHILE WE WERE

YET SINNERS."

SO TRY IT AND SEE.

DON'T CHANGE THE CHANNEL.

DON'T TURN AWAY.

LET TODAY BE THE DAY WHERE

YOU FIND OUT HE IS REAL, HE

IS GOD, AND HE IS ABLE TO DO

IT FOR YOU. PRAY WITH ME.

JESUS -- THAT'S RIGHT, SAY

IT OUT LOUD.

JESUS, I COME TO YOU TODAY,

AND I WANT FORGIVENESS.

I WANT TO BE SET FREE.

I WANT TO KNOW PEACE AND

LOVE AND JOY AND HAPPINESS

AGAIN.

SO, JESUS, I ASK YOU RIGHT

NOW TO COME INTO MY HEART,

TO SET ME FREE.

AND TO BE MY SAVIOR.

AND, JESUS, I WANT YOU TO

FORGIVE ME.

I WANT TO KNOW, RIGHT NOW,

HOW MUCH YOU LOVE ME.

AND IF YOU'LL DO THIS, I

WANT TO FOLLOW YOU ALL THE

DAYS OF MY LIFE.

HEAR MY PRAYER, FOR I PRAY

IT IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

FATHER, FOR THOSE WHO JUST

PRAYED, I ASK FOR A BAPTISM

IN YOUR LOVE.

I ASK THAT YOU FILL THEM TO

OVERFLOWING WITH YOUR

SPIRIT.

LET THEM KNOW THE

RIGHTEOUSNESS, PEACE, AND

JOY THAT COMES ONLY FROM

YOU.

DO IT NOW, FOR WE ASK IT IN

JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

THE BIBLE SAYS THAT IF

YOU'LL JUST CONFESS WITH

YOUR MOUTH, IF YOU'LL JUST

LET SOMEBODY ELSE KNOW WHAT

YOU'VE DONE, YOU SHALL BE

SAVED.

SO CALL US.

THE NUMBER IS TOLL-FREE.

1-800-759-0700.

WHEN YOU CALL, I'VE GOT

SOMETHING FOR YOU.

IT'S FREE.

IT'S A PACKET OF WHAT YOU DO

NOW.

IT IS CALLED "A NEW DAY."

IN THERE IS A C.D. TEACHING

ON HOW TO LIVE THE CHRISTIAN

LIFE.

WHAT DO YOU DO?

THERE IS ALSO A BOOKLET

FILLED WITH BIBLE VERSES.

WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO GET A

COPY OF THE BIBLE.

IF YOU DON'T HAVE ONE, WE'VE

GOT ONE AVAILABLE FOR YOU

FREE ONLINE ON CBN.COM.

THERE IS ALSO A LOO LOT OF

DISCIPLESHIP MATERIAL THERE,

WHERE YOU GET TO KNOW THE

FOUNDATIONS OF THE FAITH.

JUST LOG ON.

IT IS ON CBN.COM.

AND IT IS ON THE HOME

PAGES.

MAKE THAT PHONE CALL.

THE NUMBER IS FREE,

1-800-759-0700.

TERRY, OVER TO YOU.

Terry: WELL, COMING UP

LATER, A STRIPPER MAKES THE

LEAP FROM PROSTITUTION TO

PORN.

AND I SAW THE CHECK THAT

WAS WRITTEN OUT TO ONE OF

THE GIRLS THERE.

AND I SAID, THAT'S WHAT YOU

GOT FOR DOING THAT?

WHERE DO I SIGN UP?

Terry: SEE WHAT ELSE

SHE SIGNS UP FOR AFTER WE

COME BACK.

Terry: GROWING UP,

DANIELLE WILLIAMS NEVER

TRUSTED MEN, AND SHE HAD

GOOD REASON.

FROM A YOUNG AGE, SHE WAS

ABUSED BY THEM.

SO BY THE TIME SHE BECAME A

TEENAGER, DANIELLE DEVISED A

PLAN TO HURT THEM BACK.

I STARTED TO HATE MEN AT

THIS TIME BECAUSE EVERY TIME

I WAS HURT, IT CAME FROM A

MAN.

Reporter: DANIELLE

WILLIAMS BELIEVED SHE HAD

GOOD REASON TO HATE MEN.

IT BEGAN WHEN A DAYCARE

PROVIDER'S SON REPEATEDLY

MOLESTED HER, STARTING AT 8

YEARS OLD.

HE INSTILLED THAT FEAR.

IF YOU TELL, THIS IS WHAT

WILL HAPPEN TO YOU.

HE PHYSICALLY ABUSED ME.

AND I WAS, LIKE, IF I TELL,

MAYBE I'LL GET IN TROUBLE,

SO I DIDN'T SAY ANYTHING.

Reporter: SHE LIVED

WITH HER FATHER AFTER HER

PARENTS' DIVORCE, AND SHE

WATCHED HIM BEAT EVERY

GIRLFRIEND HE HAD.

HE EVENTUALLY TURNED THAT ON

TO DANIELLE.

ADDING TO THE LIST OF MEN

SHE HATED.

HE LIFTED ME UP AND THREW

ME DOWN TO THE FLOOR.

HE BEAT ME SO MUCH I PASSED

OUT.

Reporter: DANIELLE'S

FATHER WENT TO JAIL FOR

CHILD ABUSE, AND SHE WENT TO

LIVE WITH HER MOTHER.

THERE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, A

MAN INVITED DANIELLE OVER TO

HIS HOUSE.

SHE LOVED THE ATTENTION FROM

HIM UNTIL THE DAY HE RAPED

HER.

I KNEW I HATED MEN EVEN

MORE.

EVEN MORE.

BECAUSE NOW I'M 12 YEARS

OLD, AND I'VE BEEN MOLESTED

AT 8, MY DAD TRIED TO KILL

ME WHEN I WAS 10, AND THIS

MAN WHO I JUST TRUSTED JUST

RAPED ME.

I HATED MEN.

Reporter: BUT YEARS

LATER, DANIELLE'S ATTITUDE

TOWARDS MEN SOFTENED.

WHEN SHE WAS A TEENAGER, SHE

FELL IN LOVE FOR THE FIRST

TIME, AND FELT HE WAS IN

LOVE, TOO.

THIS OLDER MAN IS TELLING

ME EVERYTHING THAT I WANTED

TO HEAR AND MORE.

I JUST WANTED TO JUST BE

HIS.

Reporter: AFTER THE

FIRST TIME SHE SLEPT WITH

HIM, THE MAN TOLD HER HE WAS

A PIMP AND WANTED HER TO BE

HIS PROSTITUTE.

DANIELLE WAS DEVASTATED AND

REFUSED.

THEN SHE DISCOVERED SHE WAS

PREGNANT WITH HIS CHILD.

EVERY TIME I GET WITH A

GUY, SOMETHING BAD IS

HAPPENING.

I'M DONE.

THEN THEY TELL ME I'M

PREGNANT.

I'M 13, AND I'M IN THE

EIGHTH GRADE.

WHAT AM I GOING TO DO WITH A

BABY?

THE BABY'S FATHER IS A

27-YEAR-OLD PIMP.

Reporter: DANIELLE

DELIVERED PREMATURELY, AND

THE BABY DIED WITHIN HOURS.

IT WAS OVER, AS FAR AS ME

CARING FOR LIFE, ME CARING

ABOUT MYSELF.

ME CARING ABOUT MEN -- OH,

MEN WAS OUT OF THE

QUESTION.

I WAS DONE.

I HATE -- OH, MY RAGE -- IT

WAS A RAGE THAT I HAD FOR

MEN.

THE SIGHT OF MEN MADE ME

SICK.

Reporter: A FRIEND

CONVINCED HER SHE COULD

MANIPULATE AND CONTROL MEN

BY STRIPPING.

SHE STARTED DANCING IN

NIGHTCLUBS AND PROSTITUTION

QUICKLY FOLLOWED.

SHE PUSHED AWAY ANY THOUGHT

THAT WHAT SHE WAS DOING WAS

WRONG.

EVEN THOUGH SHE HAD BEEN

RAISED IN A CHURCH, SHE HAD

NO MORAL CONVICTIONS.

I DIDN'T CARE.

I KNEW WHO GOD WAS.

I KNEW THAT WHAT I WAS DOING

WAS WRONG, BUT I DIDN'T

CARE.

I HATED MEN, AND I THOUGHT

THIS WAS A WAY TO REPAY

THEM.

I'M GETTING THEM BACK FOR

THEM HURTING ME.

I FELT LIKE I HAD THE UPPER

HAND NOW.

BECAUSE BEFORE YOU GUYS HAD

THE UPPER HAND, AND YOU WERE

HURTING ME.

NOW THE ROLES HAVE SWITCHED,

AND THAT'S HOW I LOOKED AT

IT.

Reporter: ONE DAY

DANIELLE WAS INVITED ON TO

THE SET OF A PORN FILM IN

HOLLYWOOD.

AND I SAW THE CHECK THAT

WAS WRITTEN OUT TO ONE OF

THE GIRLS THERE.

AND I SAID, THAT'S WHAT YOU

GOT FOR DOING THAT?

WHERE DO I SIGN UP?

BECAUSE I WAS MAKING A LOT

OF MONEY AS A DANCER AND AS

AN ESCORT ALREADY, YOU

KNOW.

BUT WITH THE PORN, I LOOKED

AT IT THAT THAT WOULD BE AN

EVEN BETTER WAY FOR ME TO

MAKE EVEN MORE MONEY.

AND I SAID, OKAY, LET'S GO

FOR IT.

AFTER SO LONG, IT BECAME

NORMAL.

IT BECAME COOL THAT I WAS A

PORN STAR.

Reporter: DANIELLE

CONTINUED AS A CALL GIRL AS

WELL.

ONE NIGHT SHE ACCEPTED A

CLIENT WHO TURNED OUT TO BE

A PSYCHOPATH WHO WANTED TO

KILL HER.

OPEN THE DOOR!

AND FOR THREE WEEKS THAT

MAN CAME IN THERE AND HE

RAPED ME AND HE BEAT ME, AND

HE TOLD ME OVER AND OVER

AGAIN, I'M GOING TO KILL

YOU.

YOU'RE NOT LEAVING HERE.

AND I BELIEVED IT.

I KNEW THAT I WAS SUPPOSED

TO DIE.

AND EVERY DAY I GOT WEAKER

AND WEAKER AND WEAKER.

TO THE POINT WHERE I JUST

GAVE UP.

I COLLAPSED TO THE FLOOR.

AND I WEPT AND I WEPT AND I

WEPT.

BUT I LAID THERE, AND I

CRIED SO MUCH THAT I

COULDN'T SPEAK.

AND I GOT MY WORDS TOGETHER,

AND I SAID, LORD, IF YOU GET

ME OUT OF THIS, I'LL CHANGE

MY LIFE FOR YOU.

DON'T LET ME DIE LIKE THIS,

NOT LIKE THIS.

19 YEARS OLD.

HE HAD TO GET ME TO THAT

POINT TO SHOW ME THAT I'M

GOD, I'M STILL GOD.

IT'S ME AND YOU.

AND AT THAT VERY MOMENT I

GOT MY SALVATION.

Reporter: DANIELLE

PRAYED TO ACCEPT JESUS

CHRIST.

A FEW DAYS LATER, A MAN

OVERHEARD HER CRYING AND

HELPED HER ESCAPE.

SHE IMMEDIATELY SEVERED HER

RELATIONSHIPS WITH ANYONE IN

THE SEX INDUSTRY AND STARTED

GOING TO CHURCH.

SURROUNDED BY NEW FRIENDS,

DANIELLE'S LIFE BEGAN TO

CHANGE.

I WAS STARTING TO FULL IN

LOVE WITH CHRIST.

AND THE MORE I DID THAT, THE

MORE HE STARTED TO PURGE ME

AND DELIVER ME AND HEAL ME.

THE MORE I REACHED OUT TO

HIM, THE MORE HE WORKED WITH

ME.

EVERYTHING I DIDN'T HAVE,

THE RELATIONSHIP WITH MY

MOTHER, THE RELATIONSHIP

WITH MY FATHER, THE HURT

FROM MEN, HE FILLED EVERY

VOID.

Reporter: DANIELLE IS

NOW IN MINISTRY FULL-TIME,

SHARING THE LOVE OF CHRIST.

THERE IS NO SIN TOO BIG

OR TOO BAD FOR CHRIST.

AND WHEN EVERYONE ELSE

LEAVES YOU, HE WILL NEVER

LEAVE YOU NOR FORSAKE YOU.

AND I'M A LIVING WITNESS, A

WALKING EXAMPLE OF WHAT

CHRIST CAN DO FOR SOMEBODY'S

LIFE.

Terry: YOU KNOW, GOD

CREATED US TO HAVE

RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM,

RELATIONSHIP WITH EACH

OTHER.

WHEN THE MOST PERSONAL

RELATIONSHIPS IN OUR LIVES

ARE MESSED UP, IT CAN MESS

UP HOW WE SEE GOD.

AND WHAT IT REALLY DOES IS

ALIENATE US FROM WANTING TO

HAVE A RELATIONSHIP.

RELATIONSHIPS ARE HURTFUL

WHEN WE'VE BEEN HURT.

THAT'S HOW WE ASSOCIATE

THEM.

BUT IF YOU DON'T HAVE A

RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS

CHRIST, THEN ALL YOU HAVE IS

HEAD KNOWLEDGE ABOUT HIM.

MAYBE YOU WENT TO CHURCH.

GOING TO CHURCH DOESN'T MAKE

YOU A CHRISTIAN.

MAYBE YOU'VE HEARD ABOUT

HIM.

MAYBE YOU KNOW SOMEBODY ELSE

WHO IS A BELIEVER, WHO

BELIEVES THAT JESUS IS LORD

AND HAS ALLOWED THEM INTO

HIS LIVES, BUT IT NEEDS TO

BE YOU.

YOU DON'T COME IN ON THE

COAT TAILS OF YOUR

GRANDPARENTS OR YOUR PARENTS

OR YOUR FRIENDS OR ANYONE

ELSE.

THE INVITATION IS TO YOU.

WHAT I FIND SO INTERESTING

ABOUT DANIELLE'S STORY IS

SHE LEARNED HOW TO KEEP GOD

OUT HERE, AT THE SAME PLACE

SHE KEPT EVERYBODY ELSE, SO

SHE COULDN'T BE HURT.

BUT THEN IN THAT MOMENT OF

DESPERATION AND NEED, SHE

CALLED OUT TO HIM.

LORD, SHE SAID, IF YOU'LL

SAVE ME -- YOU KNOW WHAT THE

ANSWER IS TO THAT QUESTION

IF YOU'RE CALLING THAT OUT

TODAY?

GOD IS SAYING, YES, I WILL

SAVE YOU.

THE BIBLE SAYS THAT WHEN ONE

OF HIS SHEEP IS LOST, HE

LEAVES THE 99 TO GO AFTER

THE ONE.

HIS HEART IS THAT EVERY ONE

WOULD COME INTO RELATIONSHIP

WITH HIM.

THAT'S WHAT WE WERE CREATED

FOR.

YOU KNOW, WHEN WE LIVE IN

THIS WORLD, THERE IS ALWAYS

THE ENEMY OF GOD WHO IS

WANTING TO ROB US OF OUR

IDENTITY.

WANTING TO ROB US OF WHO WE

ARE AND WHAT GOD CREATED US

FOR.

WANTING TO TELL US THAT

WE'RE NO GOOD, THAT NOBODY

IS WORTH TRUSTING, NOBODY IS

GOING TO LOVE US.

YOU KNOW, AFTER A WHILE WE

START LIVING LIKE ANIMALS.

BUT JESUS COMES TO SET THE

CAPTIVE FREE.

THAT'S WHAT HE SAID.

HE SAID THAT'S WHY HE CAME.

AND HE SAID HE CAME SO THAT

WE COULD HAVE LIFE AND HAVE

IT ABUNDANTLY.

NOT JUST BE ALIVE, BUT TO

LIVE FULLY, WHOLLY, WITH

PURPOSE, IN RELATIONSHIP,

WITH MEANING, KNOWING HIM,

LOVING HIM, LETTING HIM LOVE

US, BEING FORGIVEN BY HIM.

STARTING FRESH.

EMPOWERED BY HIS PERIOD.

DOES THAT SOUND GOOD TO YOU

TODAY?

I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'VE

GONE THROUGH IN LIFE, BUT I

KNOW ONE THING: WE ALL NEED

TO FIND THE ANSWER IN HIM.

HE OFFERS US FORGIVENESS

FROM THE PAST.

THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN DO

THAT CAN SEPARATE YOU FROM

THE LOVE OF GOD, APART FROM

YOUR OWN UNWILLINGNESS TO

COME INTO THAT

RELATIONSHIP.

IT'S SO SIMPLE.

YOU SEE, GOD WANTS YOU TO

LOVE HIM THE SAME WAY HE

LOVES YOU.

SO HE DOESN'T FORCE HIMSELF

ON YOU.

HE DOESN'T PUSH INTO YOUR

LIFE.

HE DOESN'T DEMAND THAT YOU

DO IT.

HE WAITS.

JESUS SAID, "I STAND AT THE

DOOR AND KNOCK.

IF ANYONE OPENS THE DOOR, I

WILL COME IN AND HAVE

FELLOWSHIP WITH HIM."

OPEN THE DOOR TODAY.

PRAY WITH ME.

SAY, YES, GOD, I'M TRUSTING

YOU.

IN SPITE OF ALL THAT HAS

BEEN DONE TO ME, AND ALL

I'VE DONE, I'M TRUSTING YOU

TO BE WHO YOU SAY YOU ARE.

PRAY WITH ME RIGHT NOW.

GOD, I NEED YOU.

I WANT TO KNOW YOU, JESUS.

I WANT THAT RELATIONSHIP

THAT YOUR WORD SAYS I WAS

CREATED TO HAVE WITH YOU.

I AM SO MESSED UP.

I'VE MADE SO MANY WRONG

CHOICES.

I'VE ALLOWED MY LIFE TO BE

SHAPED AND DEFINED BY OTHER

PEOPLE BELIEVER, AND I AM

SICK.

I'M JUST COMING TO YOU

TODAY, BOWING DOWN BEFORE

YOU HUMBLY, SAYING, JESUS,

BE THE SAVIOR OF MY SOUL.

JESUS, I GIVE YOU EVERYTHING

THAT I AM, AND ALL THAT I

HAVE.

I AM SO SORRY FOR THE THINGS

I'VE DONE THAT HAVE HURT

YOUR HEART, THAT HAVE GONE

AGAINST YOUR WAYS.

I KNOW I NEED YOU.

I'M NOT SURE HOW TO CHANGE.

I'M ASKING YOU TO HELP ME.

BE THE LORD OF MY LIFE.

TEACH ME YOUR WAYS.

OPEN MY HEART AND MY MIND TO

YOU.

I WANT YOU TO COME INTO MY

LIFE AND GIVE ME A NEW

BEGINNING.

I WANT TO LIVE FOR YOU, WITH

YOU, IN YOU, YOU AND ME.

I GIVE IT ALL TO YOU TODAY.

TEACH ME HOW TO BE YOURS,

LORD, SO THAT I CAN SERVE

YOU.

SO THAT I CAN KNOW YOU THE

WAY YOU WANT TO BE KNOWN.

I WELCOME YOU INTO MY HEART,

IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

IF YOU'VE JUST PRAYED THAT

PRAYER, HOW DO YOU GROW IN

YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD?

WELL, WE'VE PUT TOGETHER A

PACKET JUST FOR YOU.

IT'S CALLED "A NEW DAY."

IT HAS GOT SOME TEACHING IN

IT FROM THE WORD OF GOD.

IT IS GOING TO TELL YOU, HOW

DO YOU MOVE FORWARD NOW.

THIS IS FREE, BY THE WAY.

AND SO IS THE NUMBER THE

RECEIVE IT.

IT IS 1-800-759-0700.

IF YOU'LL CALL THAT NUMBER,

AND SAY, I JUST PRAYED THAT

PRAYER AND I WOULD LIKE THAT

NEW DAY PACKET, AND WE WILL

GET THIS OUT TO YOU RIGHT

AWAY.

ALL ABSOLUTELY FREE FOR

YOU.

GORDON?

Gordon: WELL, STILL

AHEAD, A SMALL LUMP GROWS

INTO STAGE FOUR CANCER.

HE SAID TO ME,

MR. FORNIER, I DON'T KNOW IF

YOU KNOW YOU HAVE DAYS TO

LIVE.

I'D BE THINKING, WHAT IS

THIS GOING TO BE LIKE

BECAUSE I REALIZED I WAS

DYING.

Gordon: THE TREATMENT

THAT BECAME A MIRACLE, LATER

ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB."

AND WELCOME BACK TO "THE

700 CLUB."

EGYPTIAN RIGHTS GROUPS ARE

WARNING THAT MORE VIOLENCE

IS ABOUT TO ERUPT AGAINST

EGYPT'S CHRISTIANS.

ISLAMISTS IN SOUTHERN EGYPT

ARE STIRRING UP ANGER

AGAINST THE CHRISTIAN

COMMUNITY THERE.

THEY CHARGED THAT ITS

LEADERS HELPED ENGINEER THE

DOWNFALL OF MO MO MOHAMMED

MORSI.

"OPERATION BLESSING" HELPED

A PRE-SCHOOL IN PERU MAKE

MUCH-NEEDED REPAIRS.

140 CHILDREN ATTEND

MITROSITA, MEANING MY LITTLE

PRE-SCHOOL.

IT SITS ON A RIVER WHICH

FLOODS ABOUT FIVE MONTHS

EVERY YEAR.

IT HAS TAKEN A TOLL ON THE

SCHOOL.

"OPERATION BLESSING" TEAMS

REPLACED PARTS OF THE ROOF

AND SIDING.

AND THEY PAINTED INSIDE AND

OUTSIDE OF THE SCHOOL, AND

INSTALLED NEW CLASSROOM

DEVIDERS.

YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE ABOUT

"OPERATION BLESSING" BY

GOING TO ITS WEBSITE AT

OB.ORG.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

Gordon: AS AN ARMY

VETERAN, TONY ROSE SPENT HIS

LIFE SPENDING HIS COUNTRY.

BUT WHEN HE RETIRED, TONY

REALIZED IT WOULD TAKE MORE

THAN JUST HIS MILITARY

PENSION TO PAY THE BILLS.

Reporter: AFTER TONY

ROSE RETIRED FROM THE ARMY,

HE AND HIS WIFE, BEV, MOVED

TO KENTUCKY.

HE STARTED A SUCCESSFUL

CONSULTING PRACTICE, BUT

EVEN WITH HIS MILITARY

RETIREMENT, THEIR FINANCES

WEREN'T WHAT THEY EXPECTED.

I WAS DOING OKAY ANY A

THERAPIST WITH THE INCOME

THAT WAS COMING IN, BUT I

WASN'T REALLY REALIZING WHAT

I THOUGHT WE SHOULD BE

EARNING AT THAT POINT IN OUR

LIVES.

Reporter: TONY AND BEV

ARE CHRISTIANS, BUT TITHING

WAS NOT A BIG PRIORITY.

IT WAS NOT REALLY A

COMMITMENT.

IT WAS, LIKE, SOMETHING YOU

OUGHT TO DO.

Reporter: THEY STARTED

WATCHING "THE 700 CLUB," AND

LEARNED THE BIBLICAL

PRINCIPLE OF RECIPROCITY,

WHICH SAYS, GIVE AND IT

SHALL BE GIVEN UNTO YOU.

IT TAKES A LOOK AT IT

FROM A LOGICAL POINT OF

VIEW, SEEING IF GOD PROMISED

THIS, IT WILL HAPPEN, AND

HOW I COULD INVEST OR WHAT I

COULD DO IN FAITH, TRUSTING

GOD, THAT HE WOULD TAKE THAT

LITTLE BIT AND MAKE IT MORE

OR MAKE IT WHAT WE NEEDED.

WE PRAYED AND MADE THE

DECISION TO GIVE MORE.

Reporter: THEY STARTED

TITHING, AND ALMOST

IMMEDIATELY TONY NOTICED A

CHANGE IN THEIR FINANCES.

SIMULTANEOUSLY IT SEEMED

WE ATTAINED DOUBLE WHEN WE

STARTED TITHING.

Reporter: THEY GIVE TO

CBN THROUGH PLEDGE EXPRESS.

CBN SEEMS TO BE SO

WIDESPREAD IN HELPING SO

MANY PEOPLE.

I CAN'T GO AROUND THE

WORLD BEING A MISSIONARY,

BUT CBN CAN BECAUSE THEY'RE

OUT THERE.

IF I CAN'T GO, I SURE CAN

SUPPORT THOSE THAT DO GO.

AND THAT'S WHAT CBN DOES.

THE LORD HAS PROMISED I'LL

TAKE CARE OF YOUR NEEDS.

HE DIDN'T SAY HE WOULD MAKE

YOU A MILLIONAIRE, BUT HE

SAID HE WOULD TAKE CARE OF

OUR NEEDS THAT ARE WHAT WE

NEEDED EVERY DAY.

AND BEVERLY AND I HAVE COME

TO TRUST THAT.

AND WHEN WE HAVE NEEDED

SOMETHING, IT'S BEEN THERE.

Gordon: MY GOD WILL

SUPPLY ALL YOUR NEEDS

ACCORDING TO HIS RICHES AND

GLORY.

THAT YOU CAN BANK ON.

BUT YOU HAVE TO LIVE LIFE IN

ACCORDANCE WITH HIS

PRINCIPLES.

AND ONE OF THE THINGS HE

LOVES, AND THE BIBLE IS VERY

CLEAR, GOD LOVES A CHEERFUL

GIVER.

AND SO IF YOU JUST RESOLVE,

I'M GOING TO LIVE A LIFE OF

CHEERFULLY GIVING, THEN YOU

CAN COUNT ON THE OTHER

PROMISES COMING TO YOU.

IF YOU WANT TO GET ON THE

PLUS SIDE OF GIVING, IF YOU

WANT TO BE A PART OF

PREACHING THE GOSPEL AROUND

THE WORLD, THAT IS SOMETHING

ELSE GOD HAS ASKED US TO

DO.

IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF

HELPING PEOPLE, DOING GOOD

FOR OTHERS, BEING AN ANSWER

FOR THEIR NEED, DO IT BY

JOINING "THE 700 CLUB."

A PORTION OF EVER GIFT GOES

INTO CBN INTERNATIONAL TO

PREACH THE GOSPEL AROUND THE

WORLD.

NOT IN ENGLISH, BUT IN THE

INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES AROUND

THE WORLD.

WE HAVE 15 PRODUCTION

CENTERS, ALL TO TRAIN LOCAL

CHRISTIANS HOW TO PREACH THE

GOSPEL IN THEIR OWN

LANGUAGE, TO THEIR OWN

CULTURE.

TENS OF MILLIONS OF PEOPLE

COME TO KNOW JESUS CHRIST AS

A RESULT OF OUR BROADCAST

EVERY YEAR.

ANOTHER PORTION GOES INTO

THE WORK OF "OPERATION

BLESSING," TO BRING HELP AND

HOPE TO PEOPLE AROUND THE

WORLD.

IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF

IT, JUST JOIN "THE 700

CLUB."

HOW MUCH IS THAT?

$20 A MONTH, 65 CENTS A DAY,

AND YOU JOIN TENS OF

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE THAT

WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN

THE WORLD TODAY.

SO CALL US AND SAY, YES, I

WANT TO JOIN.

1-800-759-0700.

WHEN YOU CALL, ASK FOR

PLEDGE EXPRESS.

THAT'S ELECTRONIC MONTHLY

GIVING.

THE BANK DOES ALL OF THE

WORK.

NO CHECKS TO MAKE OUT AND

MAIL IN.

WE SAVE SO MUCH ON THE

PROCESSING, WE CAN SEND AS

OUR GIFT TO YOU "POWER FOR

LIFE," MONTHLY TEACHING

C.D.s.

SO IF YOU WOULD LIKE THOSE,

ASK FOR PLEDGE EXPRESS WHEN

YOU CALL.

DO IT NOW, 1-800-759-0700.

TERRY?

Terry: UP NEXT, SEE HOW

A MAN WAS HEALED OF STAGE

FOUR MELANOMA, PLUS, WE'RE

GOING TO BE PRAYING FOR YOU

AND YOUR NEEDS, SO STAY WITH

US.

Terry: WHEN CANCER

SPREAD THROUGHOUT JOE'S

BODY, DOCTORS THOUGHT THE

END WAS NEAR, AND JOE DID,

TOO.

BUT NOT HIS WIFE BECAUSE SHE

WAS HOLDING ON TO A

PROMISE.

Reporter: JOE FORNIER

HAD ALWAYS BEEN AN ACTIVE,

HEALTHY MAN.

I WAS ALWAYS SO HEALTHY.

ANY TIME I HAD ANYTHING

PHYSICALLY WRONG WITH ME, I

PRETTY MUCH IGNORED IT.

I THOUGHT I'LL TOUGH THROUGH

THIS.

Reporter: IN 2002,

WHILE VACATIONING WITH HIS

WIFE, TERRY, JOE NOTICED A

LUMP UNDER HIS ARM.

I HAD OTHER LUMPS, AND

CYSTS ON MY BODY, AND IT IS

PROBABLY NOTHING.

I THOUGHT, WELL, JUST IGNORE

IT, AT FIRST, AND SEE WHAT

HAPPENS.

HE WAS REALLY TIRED.

AND HE TOLD ME ABOUT THIS,

BUT I JUST THOUGHT, OKAY,

YOU JUST NEED TO GO TO THE

DOCTOR.

Reporter: BY THE TIME

THEY CAME HOME, THE LUMP HAD

GROWN.

JOE VISITED THEIR FAMILY

DOCTOR.

HE SAID WHATEVER IT IS,

IT IS NOT CANCER.

HE SAID THAT AT TWO

DIFFERENT APPOINTMENTS.

SO THAT KIND OF REALLY PUT

ME AT EASE.

HE THOUGHT IT WAS A CYST.

AND HE THOUGHT MAYBE IT WAS

AN INFECTION OR SOMETHING,

SO HE GAVE ME ANTIBIOTICS

AND TRIED DIFFERENT THINGS

TO TRY TO CALM IT DOWN OR

MAKE IT GO AWAY.

Reporter: THE LUMP KEPT

GROWING.

AND HIS DOCTOR FINALLY SENT

JOE FOR A SONOGRAM.

THE TECH SAID, THIS IS

NOT A CYST.

THESE ARE LYMPH NODES.

AT THAT TIME, IT WAS

PROBABLY GETTING CLOSE TO

GOLF-BALL SIZE.

EVENTUALLY I WENT IN TO GET

THE BIOPSY, AND THE SURGEON

SAID THE CANCER WAS TWO

BASEBALL SIZES BY THE TIME

HE TOOK ONE OF THEM AWAY FOR

THE BIOPSY.

Reporter: JOE HAD STAGE

4 METASTATIC MELANOMA.

THE AGGRESSIVE CANCER WAS

SPREADING THROUGHOUT HIS

BODY.

ONCE THEY TOOK EVERYTHING

OUT FROM UNDERNEATH MY ARM,

IT SPREAD TO MY STOMACH.

SO THEY HAD TO TAKE A THIRD

OF MY STOMACH OUT.

AND THEY TOOK SOME LYMPH

NODES OUT.

Reporter: DOCTORS SENT

JOE TO PITTSBURGH, WHERE HE

RECEIVED HIGH DOSES OF

INTERLUCAN TWO.

A VERY POTENT FORM OF

CHEMOTHERAPY.

IT WAS BRUTAL.

IT TURNED OUT THAT DIDN'T

WORK.

IT ONLY GREW EVEN MORE.

Reporter: EVENTUALLY

THE CANCER INVADED HIS

KIDNEY, LUNGS, AND

PANCREAS.

THE DOCTOR TOLD JOE IT WAS

ONLY A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE

HE WOULD LOSE HIS BATTLE.

HE SAID TO ME,

MR. FORNIER, I DON'T KNOW IF

YOU KNOW, BUT YOU HAVE DAYS

TO LIVE.

THERE WERE TIMES WHEN I --

KIND OF LATE AT NIGHT, I'D

BE LAYING AND THE HOSPITAL,

AND I'D BE THINKING IN THE

DARK, KIND OF A DARK-NIGHT

SOUL, WHAT IS THIS GOING TO

BE LIKE?

BECAUSE I REALIZED I WAS

DYING.

Reporter: BUT TERRY

BELIEVED GOD WOULD HEAL

JOE.

I WAS REALLY FEARFUL.

I FEEL LIKE THAT IS WHEN GOD

GAVE ME A PROMISE.

IF I ABIDE IN YOU, ASK ME

WHATEVER YOU WISH, AND YOU

WILL GET IT.

Reporter:

THEY MET

ONCOLOGIST BARRY LEVINSON,

AND HE TOLD THEM ABOUT A

TREATMENT THAT COMBINED

CHEMO, AND IT WAS A LONG

SHOT, BUT THEY WERE OUT OF

OPTIONS.

IT WAS A HIGHLY TOXIC

REGIMEN, AND I WAS CONCERNED

ABOUT HIS ABILITY TO

TOLERATE IT.

HE WAS QUITE WEAK AT THE

TIME, AND LOST A LOT OF

WEIGHT.

I CERTAINLY WAS ANXIOUS TO

GET HIM STARTED ON THERAPY,

BUT FACED IT WITH SOME

TREPIDATION BECAUSE

TREATMENTS ARE VERY, VERY

DIFFICULT TO TOLERATE.

Reporter: DESPITE THE

DANGERS, JOE AGREED TO THE

TREATMENTS.

MEANWHILE, THEIR CHURCH

PRAYED, BELIEVING THAT GOD

WOULD HAVE THE FINAL WORD.

WHY DOES EVERYONE

SAY, "THY WILL BE DONE," AND

NOT THE REST OF THAT VERSE.

"AS IT IS IN HEAVEN."

SO I STARTED THINKING, IS

MELANOMA IN HEAVEN?

IS SICKNESS IN HEAVEN?

THERE ARE ALL GOOD THINGS IN

HEAVEN.

SO I STARTED ASKING FOR

HEAVEN TO COME TO EARTH.

I THINK WE STARTED GETTING

BOLDER.

AFTER THE FIRST ROUND, I

COULD FEEL -- I HAD TWO

MASSES, ONE ABOVE AND ONE

BELOW MY COLLARBONE.

I COULD FEEL THOSE SHRINK

AND GO AWAY.

AFTER THE SECOND ROUND, I

HAD SOME INTERNAL

SHRINKAGE.

AND THEN AFTER THE THIRD

ROUND OF THE CHEMO, IT WAS

TOTALLY GONE.

I HAD A P.E.T. SCAN, AND

THEY SAID THERE IS NO

CANCER.

YOU ARE CANCER-FREE.

HE TOLD ME WHAT HAPPENED TO

ME DOESN'T HAPPEN.

HE HAS NEVER SEEN IT

HAPPEN.

THAT'S THE MOMENT I

KNEW.

AND THE MOMENT I WANTED.

I WANTED THE NURSES AND THE

DOCTORS TO SAY THIS IS A

MIRACLE AND THIS HAS NOT

HAPPENED BEFORE.

I FOUND PATIENTS WHO ARE

PATIENTS WHO HAVE GREAT

FAITH TEND TO DO BETTER THAN

PREDICTED.

WE CAN'T ALWAYS

PRE-DETERMINE WHO WILL

RESPOND WELL AND WHO WON'T.

SO THAT'S SOMETHING BEYOND

OUR CONTROL.

AND THEN ULTIMATELY, YOU

KNOW GOD IS THE ULTIMATE

HEALER, AND WE PUT OUR TRUST

IN HIS HANDS.

Reporter: FOR EIGHT

YEARS JOE HAS BEEN

CANCER-FREE.

HE IS BACK TO ENJOYING LIFE,

KNOWING THAT EACH DAY IS A

GIFT FROM GOD.

THIS CANCER WAS WAY

BIGGER THAN ME, BUT I FOUND

THAT WITH GOD ON MY SIDE,

THAT CHANGES EVERYTHING.

IT IS A GAME-CHANGER, HAVING

HIM.

AND HE JUST SHOWED ME HOW

WEAK I WAS APART FROM HIM.

BUT HOW STRONG I COULD BE IN

HIM.

FOR ME, I THINK CANCER

WAS ONE OF THOSE CALLS ON

OUR MARRIAGE THAT I TOOK ALL

EXPECTATION OFF OF JOE, AND

PUT ALL OF MY EXPECTATION ON

GOD.

AND I FEEL LIKE THE LOVE OF

CHRIST CAME OUT OF ME.

THERE IS, INDEED, NOTHING

IMPOSSIBLE WITH GOD.

IF HE CHOOSES TO HEAL, HE

CAN DO IT IN A FLASH.

AND I THINK THAT HAS HELPED

ME JUST TO TRUST HIM, TRUST

HIS GOODNESS, TRUST HIS

POWER AND HIS ABILITY.

Terry: I LOVE WHAT JOE

SAID, WHEN GOD IS INVOLVED,

IT IS A GAME CHANGER.

IT IS A GAME-CHANGER FOR ALL

OF US.

18-YEAR-OLD ASHLEY LIVES IN

ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA.

SHE BEGAN HAVING HORRIBLE

PAIN IN HER RIGHT LEG LAST

JUNE.

SHE DESCRIBED HER PAIN AS A

15.

HER DOCTOR DIAGNOSED THE

CONDITION AS SCIATICA.

AND CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENTS

DID NOTHING TO EASE HER

PAIN.

LAST SEPTEMBER, WHILE ASHLEY

WAS WATCHING THIS PROGRAM,

SHE PRAYED, LET THIS BE THE

DAY I'M HEALED.

AND SHE HEARD GORDON GIVE

THIS WORD OF KNOWLEDGE,

SOMEONE ELSE WITH SCIATICA,

GOD IS HEALING YOU.

IN JESUS' NAME, BE

RESTORED.

ASHLEY SAYS SHE FELT A WEIRD

SENSATION IN HER RIGHT LEG,

AND THE EXCRUCIATING PAIN

WENT AWAY.

NOW SHE IS LOOKING FORWARD

TO HER JUNE GRADUATION AND A

PAIN-FREE COLLEGE CAREER.

Gordon: HERE IS A

DOUBLE MIRACLE.

PAULA, FROM DERBY,

CONNECTICUT, BEGAN HAVING

TROUBLES SWALLOWING.

X-RAYS SHOWED A BONE SPUR IN

HER NECK, AND A C.A.T. SCAN

REVEALED A MODULE ON HER

RIGHT LOB.

HER DOCTOR SCHEDULED A

BIOPSY, BUT SHE MISSED

THE-POINT.

SHE WAS WATCHING THE "THE

700 CLUB," AND TERRY, YOU

HAD A WORD OF KNOWLEDGE.

YOU HAVE A HARD TIME

SWALLOWING, AND TOUCH YOUR

THROAT AND RECEIVE HEALING

FROM THE LORD.

AND I HAD A WORD ABOUT A

WOMAN DIAGNOSED WITH A BONE

SPUR.

SHE TOUCHED HER NECK, AND

WHEN SHE HAD HER NEXT

ULTRASOUND, THE SPECIALIST

WAS PUZZLED.

SHE'S HAD NO MORE TROUBLE

WITH HER THROAT.

EVERYTHING CAME UP

NEGATIVE.

ONE OF THE THINGS YOU HEARD

IN THAT PIECE WAS, "THY

KINGDOM COME, THY WILL BE

DONE ON EARTH AS IT IS IN

HEAVEN."

AND HERE THERE WAS A WIFE

WHO SAID, WHY DO WE ALWAYS

PRAY GOD'S WILL, BUT NOT AS

IT IS IN HEAVEN.

AND IN HEAVEN, THERE IS NO

MELANOMA AND THERE IS NO

CANCER.

SO WE STARTED GETTING BOLD

IN OUR PRAYERS.

LET'S PRAY THAT GOD'S WILL

WILL BE DONE ON EARTH AS IT

IS IN HEAVEN.

THAT IS THE KEY TO

MIRACLES.

AND SHE SAID, I DIDN'T WANT

ANYTHING FROM JOE ANYMORE.

I WASN'T LOOKING TO JOE.

I WAS LOOKING TO GOD.

AND JESUS SAYS THAT VERY

CLEARLY IN MATTHEW 11: HAVE

FAITH IN GOD.

DON'T HAVE FAITH IN YOUR

FAITH.

DON'T HAVE FAITH IN YOUR

PRAYER.

DON'T HAVE FAITH IN YOUR

METHOD.

HAVE FAITH IN GOD AND LET

HIM DO IT.

AND THEN YOU GET IT.

THEN YOU GET THAT OUTPOURING

OF LOVE.

YOU GET THE OUTPOURING OF

FAITH.

LOOKING UNTO JESUS, THE

AUTHOR AND THE FINISHER OF

OUR FAITH.

SO IF THIS IS FOR YOU, IN AN

ACT OF FAITH, LAY YOUR HAND

ON THAT AREA OF THE BODY

THAT NEEDS HEALING.

JUST LIKE ASHLEY, SAY THIS

IS THE DAY THAT

I'LL GET

HEALED.

LET'S PRAY.

LORD, WE LIFT THE NEEDS OF

THE AUDIENCE TO YOU RIGHT

NOW.

AND,

LORD, WE'RE STIRRED TO

BOLDNESS, THAT YOUR WILL

WOULD BE DONE

ON EARTH

AS IT

IS IN HEAVEN.

AND IN HEAVEN, THERE IS NO

LACK.

THERE IS NO DISEASE.

AND SO IN JESUS' NAME, WE

PRAY YOUR WILL WOULD BE DONE

IN THESE BODIES NOW.

AS PEOPLE ARE LAYING HANDS,

LET THEM BE HEALED.

IN JESUS' NAME.

THERE IS SOMEONE WITH

PROBLEMS IN YOUR RIGHT KNEE,

AND GOD IS JUST HEALING

THAT.

HE IS RESTORING CARTILAGE.

WHAT THE DOCTORS SAID CAN'T

BE DONE IS BEING DONE NOW IN

JESUS' NAME.

SOMEONE WITH KIDNEY DISEASE,

AND YOUR LOOKING AT A

TRANSPLANT, AND GOD IS ABLE

TO HEAL.

EVEN IF IT IS DEAD, HE IS

ABLE TO HEAL IT IN JESUS'

NAME.

BE RESTORED NOW.

TERRY?

Terry: THERE IS SOMEONE

ELSE, YOU HAVE A MULTIPLE

LACERATIONS.

I HAVE NO IDEA WHY YOU HAVE

THEM, BUT YOU'RE CONCERNED

ABOUT INFECTION AND SCARRING

FROM THAT.

GOD IS GOING TO COMPLETELY

HEAL THAT FOR YOU WITHOUT

ANY ISSUES.

Gordon: SOMEONE WITH A

SPINAL CORD IRRITATION AND

SWELLING.

IT IS GOING DOWN.

YOU'RE BEING HEALED NOW.

IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

IF YOU'VE BEEN TOUCHED BY

GOD, WE WANT TO SHARE IN

YOUR GOOD REPORT.

CALL US AND LET US KNOW.

WE ALWAYS REJOICE.

AND IF YOU NEED SOMEONE TO

AGREE WITH YOU, CALL US AS

WELL.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM JOHN; "ASK AND

YOU WILL RECEIVE, THAT YOUR

JOY MAY BE FULL."

GOD BLESS YOU.

WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN.

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