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The 700 Club - Jan. 14, 2014

Gary and Arlene felt the financial pinch when Gary took an early retirement. They made a plan, stuck to it and found the key to financial security. Read Transcript


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[APPLAUSE]

Gordon: WELCOME TO "THE

700 CLUB."

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION IS

MOVING AHEAD WITH EASING

SANCTIONS AGAINST IRAN.

THE PLAN IS SUPPOSED TO KEEP

IRAN FROM OBTAINING A

NUCLEAR WEAPON.

BUT NOT EVERYONE THINKS IT

IS A GOOD DEAL.

Terry: CONGRESS IS

AGAINST IT, WHILE ISRAEL AND

EVEN SOME ARAB COUNTRIES ARE

WARNING THAT IRAN CAN'T BE

TRUSTED.

CAITLIN BURKE HAS THAT

STORY.

Reporter: THE WHITE

HOUSE CALLS IT A CHANCE AT

DIPLOMACY.

WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY

TO TEST WHETHER OR NOT THIS

CAN BE RESOLVED BETWEEN THE

INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY AND

IRAN PEACEFULLY.

WHICH IS THE PREFERRED WAY

THAT IT WOULD BE RESOLVED.

Reporter: IRAN HAS

AGREED TO ALLOW ITS NUCLEAR

PROGRAM TO BE INSPECTED

DAILY, LIMIT ITS URANIUM

ENRICHMENT, AND CUT BACK ON

SOME OF ITS STOCKPILE.

IN RETURN, THE U.S. AND

OTHER COUNTRIES WILL EASE UP

AND ECONOMIC SANCTIONS.

PRESIDENT OBAMA SAYS THE

DEAL WILL HELP PREVENT IRAN

FROM OBTAINING NUCLEAR

WEAPONS.

BUT CRITICS SAY IT IS

UNLIKELY TO SLOW DOWN THEIR

NUCLEAR PROGRAM AT ALL.

I'M BY NO MEANS CONFIDENT

THAT THIS DEAL AT THIS

POINT, OR EVEN LATER, IS

GOING TO PREVENT IRAN FROM

DOING WHAT IT HAS BEEN

WANTING TO FOR YEARS, AND IT

HAS BEEN SPENDING A LOT OF

MONEY TO DO, AND THAT'S THE

DEVELOPMENT OF NUCLEAR

WEAPONS.

Reporter: A MAJORITY OF

U.S. SENATORS SUPPORT NEW

SANCTIONS ON IRAN, EVEN AS

THE NEGOTIATIONS ARE

ONGOING.

CREATING A SANCTIONS

REGIME THAT CREATES LEVERAGE

FOR US IS INCREDIBLY

IMPORTANT.

Reporter: BUT THE WHITE

HOUSE IS PUSHING BACK

AGAINST THAT IDEA, SAYING

FURTHER SANCTIONS WILL CLOSE

THE DOOR TO DIPLOMACY.

MEANWHILE, VICE PRESIDENT

BIDEN TRIED TO EASE SOME OF

ISRAEL'S CONCERNS.

HE WAS IN THE HOLY LAND ON

MONDAY FOR THE MEMORIAL

SERVICE FOR ARIEL SHARON.

ISRAEL MIGHT BE TAKING A

WAIT-AND-SEE ATTITUDE FOR

NOW, BUT ATTACKING IRAN IS

STILL AN OPTION.

IT IS A LAST RESORT FOR

ISRAEL TO GO AND USE

MILITARY FORCE TO DESTROY

THE NUCLEAR WEAPONS

FACILITIES.

BUT THE ISRAELIS SERIOUSLY

HAVEN'T TAKEN IT OFF THE

TABLE.

AND ONE HOPES THAT PRESIDENT

OBAMA HAS NOT TAKEN THAT

OPTION OFF THE TABLE.

Reporter: IRAN AND THE

SIX WORLD POWERS HAVE SIX

MONTHS TO COME TO A FINAL

DEAL.

PRESIDENT OBAMA SAYS IF IRAN

DOESN'T LIVE UP TO THE TERMS

OF THE AGREEMENT, TOUGHER

SANCTIONS WILL BE QUICKLY

IMPLEMENTED.

CAITLIN BURKE, CBN NEWS.

Gordon: IN OTHER NEWS,

THERE IS A NEW DEVELOPMENT

IN THE LATEST I.R.S.

SCANDAL.

JOHN JESSUP HAS THAT STORY

FROM OUR NEWS BUREAU IN

WASHINGTON.

Reporter: GORDON, THE

F.B.I. IS NOT PLANNING TO

FILE ANY CRIMINAL CHARGES IN

THE TEA PARTY AND

CONSERVATIVE GROUPS IN THE

RUN-UP THE TO THE ELECTION.

THEY DIDN'T FIND THE KIND OF

POLITICAL BIAS OR ENEMY

HUNTING THAT WOULD AMOUNT TO

A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL

LAW.

THE I.R.S. DID ACKNOWLEDGE

HOLDING UP THE APPLICATIONS

FOR CONSERVATIVE GROUPS FOR

TAX EXEMPT STATUS.

REPUBLICANS HAVE QUESTIONED

WHETHER THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION CAN HONESTLY

INVESTIGATE ITSELF.

THE PROBE ISN'T OVER YET,

BUT CHARGES ARE UNLIKELY.

WELL, NOT ENOUGH YOUNG

PEOPLE ARE SIGNING UP FOR

OBAMACARE FOR THE PROGRAM TO

WORK THE WAY IT IS SUPPOSED

TO.

IT NEEDS YOUNGER AMERICANS,

WHO ARE HEALTHY, TO SIGN UP

IN LARGE NUMBERS TO HELP PAY

FOR THE COST OF OLDER

ADULTS.

SO FAR YOUNGER PEOPLE

BETWEEN 18 AND 24 ONLY

ACCOUNT FOR 24% OF THE TOTAL

ENROLLMENT.

EXPERTS SAY THAT TOTAL

SHOULD BE CLOSER TO 40% TO

KEEP INSURANCE PREMIUMS

DOWN.

IF MORE YOUNG PEOPLE DON'T

SIGN UP BEFORE MARCH, MANY

PEOPLE WILL FACE HIGHER

INSURANCE RATES NEXT YEAR.

THE NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY

MAY NO LONGER BE STORING

YOUR PHONE RECORDS, BUT IT

DOESN'T MEAN THAT THE N.S.A.

PROGRAM IS NECESSARILY

OVER.

PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS

RECOMMENDED THAT PHONE CALLS

START STORING THE PHONE

RECORDS, BUT THEY DON'T WANT

THE JOB EITHER.

ONE PRIVACY EXPERT SAYS IN

THE END, IT REALLY DOESN'T

MATTER.

HE SAYS THE PHONE COMPANIES

WOULD BE DOING EXACTLY WHAT

THE GOVERNMENT IS DOING

RIGHT NOW, AND PEOPLE STILL

WOULD FACE A LOSS OF

PRIVACY.

GORDON, PRIVACY, WHAT'S

THAT?

Gordon: I THINK IN THIS

NEW GENERATION, THAT'S THE

QUESTION BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T

THINK THERE IS ANY PRIVACY,

AND, FRANKLY, A LOT OF US

DON'T WANT THAT.

WHICH IS MIND-BOGGLING TO

ME.

IN MY GENERATION, WE

DEFINITELY WANTED IT.

AND WE WANTED TO KEEP OUR

PURCHASES PRIVATE.

WE WANT TO KEEP OUR

ACTIVITIES ON LINE PRIVATE.

WE WANT TO KEEP OUR TEXT

MESSAGES, OUR PHONE CALLS,

ALL OF THAT G.P.S. DATA

PRIVATE.

BUT IT IS ALL OPEN.

IT'S ALL STORED AND BEING

MINED FOR MARKETING

INFORMATION.

THE GENERATION COMING UP,

THEY'RE ASKING, DO WE REALLY

WANT PRIVACY?

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK RIGHT

AFTER THIS.

Gordon: WHEN GARY

RETIRED, HE NEVER EXPECTED

TO GO BACK TO WORK.

BUT AFTER THE RECESSION HIT,

HE LOOKED FOR WAYS TO

INCREASE HIS INCOME, AND

FOUND THE BEST JOB OF HIS

LIFE.

Reporter:

GARY AND

EILEEN LOVE TRAVELLING TO

NEW PLACES, AND THEY ALSO

GET EXCITED ABOUT GIVING.

THE JOY OF GIVING IS A

FEELING YOU CAN'T EXPRESS

PROPERLY, I THINK.

IT IS JUST FANTASTIC.

Reporter: ARLENE

LEARNED ABOUT GIVING BEFORE

THEY MET, AND WASN'T SURE

THEY COULD AFFORD TO TITHE,

EVEN THOUGH THEY BELIEVED

THEY SHOULD.

UJUS I WAS JUST OBEDIENT

TO GIVING.

I WAS JUST SCARED.

SO I KIND OF MADE A DEAL

WITH GOD.

I ASKED HIM IF I COULD WORK

UP TO THE TITHE SLOWLY.

THE FIRST MONTH, I GAVE 1%

OF MY GROSS.

AND 2% THE SECOND MONTH, AND

ON, UNTIL I GOT TO 10%.

AND EACH MONTH IT WAS JUST,

LIKE, THIS IS COOL.

I'M ABLE TO PAY MY BILLS,

AND I'M STILL GIVING

SOMETHING AWAY.

IT WAS JUST, THIS WORKS.

Reporter: WHEN ARLENE

MARRIED GARY 10 YEARS LATER,

TITHING HAD BECOME A HABIT

FOR HER, BUT FOR GARY, IT

WAS QUITE AN ADJUSTMENT.

WHEN I WENT TO CHURCH

WITH HER AND I FIRST SAW HER

WRITE OUT A CHECK, I WAS

AGHAST.

I CAME TO THE REALIZATION,

THOUGH, THAT IT IS ALL GOD'S

TO BEGIN WITH.

Reporter: THEN GARY

RETIRED EARLY FROM THIS JOB

AS A POSTAL WORKER.

SINCE THEY WERE NOW ON A

FIXED INCOME, ARLENE BEGAN

TO HAVE SOME DOUBTS ABOUT

THE FUTURE AND THOUGHT MAYBE

THEY SHOULD CUT BACK ON

THEIR GIVING.

WE WENT THROUGH SOME OF

THE FUNDS THAT WE HAD IN

SAVINGS, AND THAT MADE ME

VERY NERVOUS.

Reporter: ARLENE DIDN'T

MENTION HER MONEY CONCERNS

TO GARY, AND THE COUPLE

CONTINUED TO GIVE TO THEIR

CHURCH AND TO CBN.

IT IS, LIKE, LORD, IF YOU

WANT HIM TO WORK, THEN

YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO

PROVIDE.

Reporter: MEANWHILE,

GARY STARTED A NEW CAREER IN

SECURITY.

TO TOP IT OFF, IT WAS A

JOB THAT WAS ONLY DOWN THE

STREET.

I GOT BEAUTIFUL HOURS.

WEEKENDS OFF, WHICH I'VE

NEVER HAD IN ALL OF MY TIME

OF 40 YEARS WORKING.

SO I'M BLESSED.

Reporter: WITHIN THREE

MONTHS, GARY WAS PROMOTED TO

SUPERVISOR AND GIVEN A

RAISE.

GOD JUST OPENED UP THE

DOORS.

THIS JOB IS ALMOST IDEAL FOR

MY SITUATION.

I JUST SAW IT AS AN

ANSWER TO MY PRAYER.

I REALLY DID.

AND HE PROVIDED SO

PERFECTLY.

I MEAN, SO PERFECTLY.

Reporter: THESE DAYS

GARY AND ARLENE ARE

FINANCIALLY SECURE AND GET

TO TRAVEL AND ENJOY LIFE.

THE KEY TO THAT SECURITY,

THEY SAY, IS GIVING.

I BELIEVE THAT YOU CAN'T

OUTGIVE GOD.

IF PEOPLE WOULD JUST TRUST.

IF PEOPLE WOULD JUST REALIZE

THAT IT'S NOT THAT DIFFICULT

TO DO.

WHEN YOU TITHE, WHEN YOU

TAKE THAT STEP OF FAITH, AND

YOU SAY, OKAY, BECAUSE YOU

SAY SO, I'M GOING TO DO

THIS.

WHEN YOU START AND YOU SEE

HOW GOOD IT IS, AND HOW

CREATIVE GOD CAN BE, LIFE

GETS EXCITING.

Gordon: AND THAT CAN

HAPPEN TO YOU.

HERE IS THE PLEA, AND IT'S

FROM GOD.

IT IS ISAIAH.

ISAIAH WROTE THIS DOWN.

"IF YOU WILL ONLY OBEY ME

AND LET ME HELP YOU, THEN

YOU WILL HAVE PLENTY."

AND GARY AND ARLENE LEARNED

THAT.

HERE IS GARY, THE FIRST TIME

HE SEES ARLENE WRITE A CHECK

IN CHURCH, HE IS AGHAST,

WHAT IS HE DOING?

BUT THEN HE FIGURES IT OUT.

IT IS ALL GOD'S ANYWAY.

AND IF WE OBEY HIS WORD AND

DO THINGS HIS WAY, THEN HE

COMES IN AND HELPS US, AND

HE GIVES US WHAT ARE THE

DESIRES OF OUR HEARTS.

THAT CAN HAPPEN TO YOU IF

YOU ONLY OBEY HIM.

WELL, WHEN JOHN'S SKATE SHOP

STARTED GROWING, HE DECIDED

TO OPEN A FEW MORE STORES.

BUSINESS WAS GOOD, SO HE LET

HIS GUARD DOWN.

AND BEFORE HE KNEW IT, JOHN

WAS MORE THAN $200,000 IN

DEBT.

Reporter: IN THE WORLD

OF ICE-SKATING, THERE IS A

RELATIVELY NEW DISCIPLINE

CALLED SYNCHRO SKATING,

WHICH COULD MAKE ITS DEBUT

AT EARLY AS 2018.

JOHN IS PART OF MAKING THIS

HAPPEN IN ILLINOIS, WHERE HE

RUNS A SMALL SHOP.

WHEN JOHN FIRST STARTED IN

BUSINESS, HE

AND HIS FAMILY

PROSPERED.

WE WERE ABLE TO BUY A

HOUSE IN THE NICE SUBURBS.

WE WERE ABLE TO PAY FOR THAT

IN A YEAR.

WE HAD NO CREDIT CARD DEBT,

AND NO BUSINESS DEBT.

Reporter: BUT JOHN

LEARNED A TOUGH LESSON.

BACK THEN I WAS A LITTLE

GREEDY.

I MEASURED SUCCESS BY HOW

MANY STORE LOCATIONS COULD

HAVE YOU.

Reporter: JOHN SOON

LEARNED THAT RUNNING

MULTIPLE STORES WAS MORE

DIFFICULT THAN HE THOUGHT.

THE FIRST MISTAKE I MADE

WAS LEAVING THE BUSINESS

UNATTENDED.

BEFORE I KNEW IT, IT WAS

$80,000 IN DEBT BECAUSE OF

EMPLOY THEFT.

Reporter: WHEN THE DUST

SETTLED, HE WAS MORE THAN

$200,000 IN DEBT AND UNABLE

TO PAY HIS BILLS.

THE LOW POINT FOR ME WAS

WHEN I HAD INVENTORY BILLS

COMING DUE IN SEPTEMBER AND

OCTOBER, AND THERE WAS

NOTHING TO PAY THEM WITH.

I WAS TAPPED OUT.

AND SECURING ANY TYPE OF

LOAN WITH A SECOND

MORTGAGE -- THE BUSINESS

ALREADY -- THE LINE OF

CREDIT HAD BEEN MAXED OUT

FOR THE BUSINESS.

THERE WAS LITERALLY NOWHERE

ELSE TO TURN.

Reporter: AT THAT

POINT, JOHN READ A BOOK BY

PAT ROBERTSON CALLED "THE

SECRET KINGDOM."

IN IT SOMETHING THAT

STOOD OUT IN MY MIND WAS THE

LAW OLAW OF RESIPROCITY.

THE MORE YOU GIVE, THE MORE

YOU'LL RECEIVE.

Reporter: SOON AFTER

READING THE BOOK, HE WAS

CHALLENGED BY SOMETHING HE

HEARD ON "THE 700 CLUB."

I HEARD GORDON SAY ONE

TIME, HAVE FAITH AND

CHALLENGE GOD BECAUSE THIS

IS THE ONLY TIME IN THE

BIBLE THAT GOD SAYS TO

CHALLENGE ME, IS WITH YOUR

FINANCES.

SO I'M THINKING, OKAY, HOW

DO I DO THIS?

AND I THOUGHT, JOIN "THE 700

CLUB."

BE A PARTNER, AND YOU WATCH

AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS.

SO I DECIDED, OKAY,

PERFECT.

WHAT HAVE I GOT TO LOSE?

Reporter: SO JOHN

JOINED "THE 700 CLUB" FOR

$20 A MONTH.

NO SOONER DID I MAKE THAT

PLEDGE WHEN BUSINESS STARTED

TO INCREASE.

OUT OF NOWHERE I HAD

SOMEBODY COME IN WITH A HUGE

JERSEY ORDER, WHICH WAS

WORTH $5,000.

Reporter: AS THE

BUSINESS GREW, SO DID JOHN'S

GIVING.

HE INCREASED TO THE 1,000

CLUB, AND EVENTUALLY TO

CBN'S CHAIRMAN'S CIRCLE.

SURE ENOUGH, BUSINESS

STARTED TO INCREASE.

IT WAS MIND BLOWING AT THE

TIME.

I COULDN'T BELIEVE HOW THIS

JUST WORKS.

ALL OF A SUDDEN IT JUST

WORKS.

JUST RECENTLY I HAD AN IDEA

TO INCREASE MY GIVING TO

CBN.

NO SOONER WAS I WRITING THE

CHECK WHEN ALREADY BUSINESS

STARTED TO GO THROUGH THE

ROOF.

TO THE POINT WHERE I COULD

HARDLY HANDLE IT.

THERE IS NO BETTER DECISION

ANYONE CAN MAKE THAN TO

INVEST IN GOD.

AND INVEST IN CBN, AND WATCH

WHAT HAPPENS IN THEIR

LIVES.

Gordon: WATCH WHICH

WILL HAPPEN TO YOU WHEN YOU

JUST OBEY THE LORD.

HERE IS THE PROMISE FROM

MALACHI 3: "BRING ALL OF THE

TITHES INTO THE STORE HOUSE

THAT THERE MAY BE FOOD IN MY

HOUSE, AND PROVE ME NOW IN

THIS, IF I WILL NOT OPEN FOR

YOU THE WINDOWS OF HEAVEN

AND POUR OUT A BLESSING THAT

THERE WILL NOT BE ROOM

ENOUGH TO RECEIVE IT."

THAT HAPPENED TO JOHN, AND

THAT CAN HAPPEN TO YOU.

IF I CAN GET A DRUM ROLL,

I'VE GOT SOME GREAT NEWS.

SOME EXISTING CBN PARTNERS

SAY, WE LOVE GIVING TO CBN.

WE LOVE WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE

TITHE, WHEN WE GIVE OUR

OFFERINGS.

SO THEY WILL MATCH YOUR

GIVING FOR THE NEXT 30

MINUTES, DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR,

UP TO $100,000.

[APPLAUSE]

Gordon: LET'S PRAY.

LORD, WE ASK FOR BLESSING

OVER THIS.

AND WE ASK FOR BLESSING FOR

THE PEOPLE WHO MADE IT

POSSIBLE TO ISSUE THIS

CHALLENGE.

AND WE PROCLAIM OVER THEM

YOUR WORD IS TRUE.

YOU WILL OPEN THE WINDOWS OF

HEAVEN AND POUR OUT A

BLESSING THEY CANNOT

CONTAIN.

DO IT, LORD, FOR WE ASK IT

ALL IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

YOU HEARD IT, $100,000 ON A

CHALLENGE.

WE'VE GOT 29 MINUTES AND 56

SECONDS ON THE CLOCK.

WHAT WE NEED YOU TO DO IS GO

TO THE PHONE AND CALL US.

THE NUMBER IS TOLL-FREE.

1-800-759-0700.

JUST SAY, YES, I WANT TO

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

HOW MUCH IS THAT?

WELL, IT IS JUST $20 A

MONTH, 65 CENTS A DAY.

SOME OF YOU CAN GIVE AT A

HIGHER LEVEL.

WE'VE GOT "THE 700 CLUB"

GOLD FOR YOU, WHICH IS $40 A

MONTH.

THE THOUSAND CLUB IS $1,000

A YEAR, AND THAT'S $84 A

MONTH.

AT WHATEVER LEVEL GOD IS

SPEAKING TO YOU TO GIVE, NOW

IS THE TIME TO DO IT.

CALL US NOW.

1-800-759-0700.

OR YOU CAN LOG ON TO

CBN.COM.

WHEN YOU GIVE THERE VIA THE

INTERNET MONTHLY, YOU

AUTOMATICALLY SIGN UP FOR

PLEDGE EXPRESS, WHERE THE

BANK DOES ALL OF THE WORK,

AND THERE ARE NO CHECKS TO

WRITE, AND WE SAVE SO MUCH

ON THE PROCESS WE CAN SEND

TO YOU, AS OUR GIFT TO YOU,

"POWER FOR LIFE," AND

THEY'RE OUR MONTHLY

C.D.s.

SO ASK FOR PLEDGE EXPRESS

WHEN YOU CALL OR ON THE

WEBSITE, GO TO CBN.COM.

Terry: IN OUR NEW

D.V.D. "VISIONS OF THE

NIGHT," YOU'LL SEE HOW GOD

USED DREAMS TO SPEAK TO

PEOPLE IN THE BIBLE, AND HOW

HE CAN DO THE SAME THING FOR

YOU TODAY.

HERE IS A PREVIEW.

Gordon: FROM EMPERORS,

PHARAOHS AND KINGS --

GOD HAS ALWAYS BEEN

SPEAKING TO PEOPLE THROUGH

DREAMS.

Gordon: DREAMS CAN TELL

US WHAT GOD WANTS US TO DO.

YOU CAN DREAM OF THE GOOD

WORKS GOD HAS CREATED FOR

YOU, AND FIND THE

SATISFACTION IN LIFE THAT

ONLY HE CAN PROVIDE.

"VISIONS OF THE NIGHT,"

AVAILABLE NOW.

Terry: GOD HAS BEEN

SPEAKING TO PEOPLE IN DREAMS

FROM THE VERY BEGINNING.

WE WANT YOU TO UNDERSTAND

MORE ABOUT WHAT THAT LOOKS

LIKE, HOW DO YOU IDENTIFY A

DREAM FROM GOD, AND WHAT

DOES IT MEAN TO YOU?

"VISIONS OF THE NIGHT," THIS

IS OUR GIFT TO YOU WHEN YOU

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

WE'RE ASKING YOU TO GO TO

YOUR PHONE RIGHT NOW,

1-800-759-0700.

CALL.

WE NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU.

GORDON?

Gordon: A FEW YEARS

AGO, JORDAN WAS A STRUGGLING

REAL ESTATE AGENT WHO CAN

BARELY PAY HIS OWN BILLS.

BUT TODAY HE IS MAKING

MILLION-DOLLAR DEALS.

HERE IS HOW JORDAN TURNED

HIS BUSINESS AROUND IN JUST

ONE YEAR.

Reporter:

JORDAN LOVES

BEING A REAL ESTATE AGENT.

GREAT NATURAL LIGHT FROM

THE WINDOWS HERE.

WHAT I LIKE ABOUT REAL

ESTATE IS HELPING MY CLIENTS

FIND THE HOMES OF THEIR

DREAMS.

I GET A LOT

OF

JOY OUT OF

THAT.

Reporter: JORDAN

STARTED HIS OWN REAL ESTATE

BUSINESS AFTER COLLEGE.

EVEN THOUGH THE MARKET WAS

TOUGH, HE THOUGHT HE COULD

BEAT THE ODDS.

I JUST KNEW WITH ENOUGH

PERSEVERANCE, PRAYER, HARD

WORK, THAT EVENTUALLY GOOD

THINGS WERE HAPPEN.

Reporter: BUT AFTER

FOUR MONTHS AND HUNDREDS OF

COLD CALLS, HE ONLY MADE

$400 AND HAD A HARD TIME

MEETING HIS FINANCIAL

OBLIGATIONS.

THERE WAS DEFINITELY

TIMES WHERE I HAD BILLS DUE,

WHETHER THEY WERE REAL

ESTATE BILLS OR CAR

PAYMENTS.

I WOULD USUALLY WAIT UNTIL

THE VERY LAST DAY TO PAY

THEM.

I WAS QUESTIONING MY ABILITY

TO PROVIDE FOR MYSELF.

AM I GOING TO BE ABLE TO

HAVE A FAMILY ONE DAY?

I JUST WAS FACING A LOT OF

DOUBT.

Reporter: JORDAN HAD

BEEN A FAITHFUL TITHER SINCE

HIGH SCHOOL.

BUT NOW THAT TIMES WERE

TOUGH, GIVING MONEY WASN'T

SO EASY.

BUT JORDAN CONTINUED TO

TITHE, EVEN THOUGH AT TIMES

IT WAS A SACRIFICE.

FINALLY, HE LANDED A CLIENT

HE HHE HAD BEEN TRYING TO

GET FOR MONTHS.

I WOKE UP AT 1:00 IN THE

MORNING, AND I LOOKED AT MY

PHONE, AND I HAD AN E-MAIL

FROM A CLIENT I MET AT AN

OPEN HOUSE.

AND THEY WANTED ME TO SELL

THEIR HOUSE AND HELP THEM

BUY A REALLY NICE HOUSE.

Reporter: AND AT THE

END OF HIS FIRST YEAR,

JORDAN HAD NEARLY $5 MILLION

IN SALES.

HE BELIEVES IT IS BECAUSE OF

HIS WILLINGNESS TO GIVE.

I BELIEVE GOD WANTS US TO

GIVE BECAUSE IT IS A TESTING

OF OUR FAITH.

Reporter: LATER THAT

YEAR, JORDAN MARRIED ERIN,

AND TOGETHER THEY MADE

GIVING TO CHURCH AND TO CBN

A PRIORITY.

WE FELT THERE WAS A NEED

AROUND THE WORLD.

AND WE SAW TERRY IN A

DIFFERENT COUNTRY WITH

"ORPHANS' PROMISE," AND THAT

WAS REALLY EXCITING TO US.

Reporter: IN FACT,

AFTER THEY BECAME "700 CLUB"

PARTNERS, JORDAN ACQUIRED

EVEN MORE CLIENTS.

I WAS GETTING INTRODUCED

TO THE RIGHT PEOPLE THAT

WERE ABLE TO SHARE BUSINESS

WITH ME.

Reporter: THEN THEY

INCREASED THEIR GIVING TO

THE CHAIRMAN'S CIRCLE LEVEL,

AND JORDAN'S SECOND YEAR IN

BUSINESS, SALES TOPPED

$7 MILLION.

AND THIS YEAR THEY EXPECT IT

TO BE EVEN MORE.

TODAY ERIN IS ALSO A REAL

ESTATE AGENT, AND THE COUPLE

IS DEBT-FREE.

THEY BELIEVE IT IS BECAUSE

OF ONE SIMPLE TRUTH.

I THINK IT IS JUST A

GREAT LESSON THAT WE CAN ALL

LEARN.

IS TO TITHE AND TO HAVE

RECIPROCITY.

BECAUSE YOU'LL BE BLESSED IN

SO MANY WAYS.

IF YOU JUST TRUST GOD

WITH THAT FIRST STEP, I

BELIEVE HE WILL RADICALLY

BLESS YOUR LIFE AND PROVIDE

FOR YOU IN WAYS YOU NEVER

THOUGHT WAS POSSIBLE.

Gordon: HERE IT IS FROM

PROVERBS 11: "IT IS POSSIBLE

TO GIVE AWAY AND BECOME

RICHER.

IT'S ALSO POSSIBLE TO HOLD

ON TOO TIGHTLY AND LOSE

EVERYTHING.

YES, THE LIBERAL MAN SHALL

BE RICH.

BY WATERING OTHERS, HE

WATERS HIMSELF."

JORDAN LEARNED THAT.

HERE HE IS STRUGGLING.

AND BOY, IS THERE A

TEMPTATION TO HOLD ON WHEN

YOU ARE, BUT HE DECIDED TO

GIVE.

AND IN THAT PROCESS, HE

UNLOCKED THE SECRETS TO WHAT

GOD WANTS US TO DO.

WHEN WE'RE GENEROUS TO

OTHERS, AND WE GIVE INTO

PEOPLE'S NEEDS, AND WE TAKE

CARE OF THE NEEDS OF OTHERS,

WELL, THAT'S WHEN GOD STARTS

TO BLESS US AND BLESS US

ABUNDANTLY.

SEAN AND RACHEL WERE BEHIND

ON THEIR BILLS, AND THE

COLLECTION AGENCIES WERE

CALLING.

THEY WERE DOWN TO THEIR LAST

$80, AND HERE IS HOW THEY

USED IT TO MULTIPLE THEIR

MONEY.

Reporter: LIKE MANY

COUPLES, SEAN AND RACHEL

WERE JUST ONE PAYCHECK AWAY

FROM FINANCIAL DISASTER.

SEAN HADN'T SEEN A PAY

INCREASE IN FOUR YEARS DUE

TO A SALARY FREEZE AT HIS

JOB.

MANY TIMES THEY SIMPLY

DIDN'T HAVE ENOUGH TO PAY

THEIR BILLS.

WE DIDN'T GET TO

FORECLOSURE, BUT WE DID GET

THE NOTICES IN THE MAIL, THE

CERTIFIED NOTICES THAT WE'RE

BEHIND ON OUR MORTGAGE.

THERE WERE TIMES WHEN WE

WERE LIVING PAYCHECK TO

PAYCHECK.

AND WE JUST DIDN'T KNOW HOW

A CERTAIN BILL WAS GOING TO

GET PAID.

IT WAS VERY STRESSFUL FOR

US.

Reporter: ALTHOUGH SEAN

AND RACHEL BOTH WORKED

CORPORATE JOBS, THEY KNEW

THEY NEEDED SOMETHING TO

FALL BACK ON.

SO THEY STARTED A CATERING

BUSINESS, SELLING SEAN'S

JERKY AT FESTIVALS.

BUT STARTING A BUSINESS PUT

THEM FURTHER BEHIND ON THEIR

BILLS.

BILL COLLECTORS WOULD

THREATEN US IN PHONE CALLS.

AND THERE WERE COURT

NOTICES, WHERE WE HAD TO GO

TO COURT BECAUSE OF UNPAID

BILLS.

Reporter: SEAN GOT A

SECOND JOB WORKING THE

SECOND SHIFT AS A MEAT

PACKER, BUT IT STILL WASN'T

ENOUGH.

I WAS STRESSED OUT,

OVERWORKED.

IT WAS A VERY HUMBLING

EXPERIENCE FOR ME.

Reporter: SEAN AND

RACHEL WERE GENEROUS WITH

THEIR GIVING, BUT THEY

DIDN'T ALWAYS TITHE.

THEN ONE DAY THEY HEARD A

MESSAGE ON TITHING THAT MADE

THEM REALIZE THEY NEEDED TO

TRUST GOD.

THEY PUT THEIR LAST $80 INTO

THE OFFERING BASKET THAT

SUNDAY.

I FELT GOOD.

I FELT LIKE GOD WAS TALKING

TO US.

I KNEW IT WAS THE RIGHT

THING TO DO.

I KNEW HE WAS GOING TO

PROVIDE.

Reporter: SEAN SOLD A

VEHICLE HE OWNED TO BRING IN

EXTRA MONEY.

A BUYER OFFERED HIM $8,000,

WELL OVER WHAT HE THOUGHT IT

WAS WORTH.

WE WERE ABLE TO GET

CURRENT ON ALL OF OUR

BILLS.

WE DIDN'T FEEL LIKE WE WERE

DROWNING IN DEBT ANYMORE.

MY BROTHER-IN-LAW SAID,

WHEN WE WERE TELLING HIM

WHAT HAPPENED -- HE SAID,

GOD GAVE IT BACK TO YOU

100-FOLD.

HE ASKED YOU TO TEST HIM,

AND YOU DID, AND HE GAVE IT

BACK TO YOU.

Reporter: IN 2010, SEAN

LOST HIS CORPORATE JOB.

WITH HIS SEVERANCE, HE

STARTED TO LIVE HIS DREAM.

I DIDN'T REALLY WANT TO

GO BACK INTO THE WORKFORCE.

AND I REALLY WANTED TO OPEN

A RESTAURANT BECAUSE I KNEW

I HAD A REALLY GOOD

PRODUCT.

BOTH OF US CAME INTO

AGREEMENT, LET'S TRY AND DO

A RESTAURANT.

Reporter: THEY OPENED

THE CUTLESS GRILL IN

CHESAPEAKE, VIRGINIA.

WE KNEW SEAN'S HANDS WERE

BLESSED.

HE COOKS FOOD AMAZINGLY

WELL.

WE KNEW WE HAD A GREAT

PRODUCT.

WE KNEW AS LONG AS WE

GLORIFIED GOD, HE WAS GOING

TO GROW OUR BUSINESS FOR

US.

AND HE CERTAINLY HAS.

YEAR OVER YEAR, IT JUMPED

115%.

LOOKING FROM DECEMBER OF

2011 TO 2010, IT WENT UP

198%.

SO BUSINESS HAS BEEN REALLY,

REALLY GOOD.

Reporter: SEAN AND

RACHEL HAVE SEEN GOD BLESS

THEIR OBEDIENCE TO TITHE,

AND ENCOURAGE OTHERS TO

TRUST GOD BE BE OBEDIENT,

TOO.

I WOULD ENCOURAGE

EVERYONE TO PUT THEIR FAITH

IN GOD, AND TEST HIM WITH

YOUR TITHES AND OFFERINGS.

HE HAS A PLAN FOR YOU,

AND IT'S A GOOD PLAN.

WHEN YOU'RE IN TRYING TIMES,

FALL BACK ON THE LORD AND

HIS WORD AND HE WILL

PROVIDE.

Gordon: SEAN AND RACHEL

PUT THIS VERSE INTO

PRACTICE.

IT IS FROM HEBREWS 11:

"WITHOUT FAITH, IT IS

IMPOSSIBLE TO PLEASE HIM.

FOR HE WHO COMES TO GOD MUST

BELIEVE THAT HE IS AND THAT

HE IS A REWARDER OF THOSE

WHO DILIGENTLY SEEK HIM."

AND SEAN DID THAT.

HE SAID, I'M GOING TO PURSUE

WHAT GOD HAS WRITTEN DOWN

FOR ME.

I'M GOING TO PURSUE THAT.

I'M GOING TO PURSUE THE

DREAM.

AND IN THAT PROCESS, HIS

DREAM BECOME REAL.

THAT CAN HAPPEN TO YOU IF

YOU JUST DO IT GOD'S WAY.

IF YOU'D LIKE TO START

GIVING, IF YOU WANT TO SAY,

OKAY, I'LL GIVE THIS A

TEST.

GIVE US A CALL.

1-800-759-0700.

JUST SAY, YES, I WANT TO BE

A MEMBER OF "THE 700 CLUB."

IT'S JUST $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.

IF THAT'S YOU, GIVE US A

CALL.

LET'S GO OVER TO WENDY AT

THE PHONES.

Wendy: THANKS, GORDON.

HAVE YOU EVER HAD A DREAM

THAT FELT LIKE A MESSAGE

FROM GOD?

IN OUR NEW D.V.D., "VISIONS

OF THE NIGHT," GORDON

EXPLAINS WHAT TO DO WHEN

THAT HAPPENS, AND HE SPEAKS

FROM HIS OWN EXPERIENCE.

Gordon: I HAD A DREAM,

AND IT WAS A NIGHTMARE KIND

OF DREAM.

I WAS WITH JESUS, AND I KNEW

IT WAS THE END OF THE AGES.

HERE I AM ON A LEDGE,

OVERLOOKING A VERY DARK

PIT.

AND THERE WERE ALL OF THESE

ASIAN FACES LINED UP IN A

ROW, MORE THAN I COULD

NUMBER.

AND THEY POINTED TO ME AND

SAID, "IF YOU HAD COME, I

WOULD HAVE BELIEVED."

WELL, IN THAT DREAM, I WOKE

UP IN A COLD SWEAT.

AND I KNEW I COULDN'T

PRACTICE LAW ANYMORE.

Wendy: DREAMS CAN

LITERALLY BE LIFE CHANGING,

JUST LIKE THAT ONE WAS FOR

GORDON.

YOU KNOW, IT'S A GOOD THING

HE HEEDED THAT WARNING, OR

GORDON WOULDN'T BE HERE

RIGHT NOW.

HE WOULD HAVE MISSED IT.

I KNOW YOU DO NOT WANT TO

MISS IT.

AND YOU WANT TO UNDERSTAND

WHAT GOD IS SAYING TO YOU IN

YOUR DREAMS.

WE WANT TO HELPWITH THAT

GOAL.

YOU WITH THAT GOAL.

THAT'S WHY WE PUT TOGETHER

"VISIONS OF THE NIGHT."

THIS IS YOURS WHEN YOU

BECOME A "700 CLUB"

PARTNER.

HOW DO YOU DO THAT?

GO TO YOUR PHONES AND SAY,

YES, I WANT TO JOIN "THE 700

CLUB."

HOW MUCH IS THAT?

$20 A MONTH, 65 CENTS A

DAY.

HOW DO YOU DO THAT?

CALL 1-800-759-0700 OR LOG

ON TO CBN.COM.

IF YOU'RE ALREADY A MEMBER,

I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU SO

MUCH.

YOU ARE MAKING A HUGE

DIFFERENCE.

BUT I WANT TO CHALLENGE

YOU.

THIS IS A BRAND NEW YEAR.

I WANT TO ASK YOU IF YOU

WOULD BE WILLING TO MAKE

EVEN A BIGGER DIFFERENCE.

TAKE IT UP TO THE GOLD

LEVEL.

THAT'S $40 A MONTH.

WHEN YOU DO $40 A MONTH, WE

WANT TO BLESS YOU BACK WITH

THREE OF THESE NEW

D.V.D.s, ONE FOR YOU AND

TWO TO GIVE AWAY TO FRIENDS

AND FAMILY.

IF YOU CAN DO MORE, OUR

THOUSAND CLUB LEVEL, JUST

$84 A MONTH, WE'RE GOING TO

BLESS YOU WITH FIVE OF THESE

NEW D.V.D.s, "VISIONS OF

THE NIGHT."

THIS IS REALLY AN IMPORTANT

TEACHING.

I LOVED IT.

I LOVE WHEN GOD GIVES ME

DREAMS, AND I KNOW YOU DO,

TOO.

AND YOU WANT TO BETTER

UNDERSTAND THEM.

PLEASE GO TO YOUR PHONES

RIGHT NOW AND GIVE US A

CALL.

TERRY?

Terry: A NEW BABY IS A

CHALLENGE FOR ANY PARENTS,

BUT THAT WAS ESPECIALLY TRUE

FOR A YOUNG MOM IN CHINA,

WHO HAD TO WATCH HER BABY

AROUND THE CLOCK JUST TO

KEEP HER ALIVE.

YOSHUN WAS BORN WITH NOT

JUST ONE, BUT TWO HOLES IN

HER HEART.

THE FAMILY WAS DEVASTATED.

UNTIL A DOCTOR SAID IF THEY

TOOK GOOD CARE OF THEIR

DAUGHTER, THE HOLES WOULD

HEAL NATURALLY AND THEIR

BABY WOULD BE FINE.

THE DOCTOR SAID IT WAS

IMPORTANT MY BABY DID NOT

CATCH A COLD.

SO I DIDN'T LET HER GO

OUTSIDE.

AND I HELD HER WHEN SHE

SLEPT BECAUSE AFRAID SHE WAS

KNOCK HER COVERS OFF AND

FREEZE.

WE WERE VERY CAREFUL

ABOUT EVERYTHING.

Terry: BUT YOSHUN STILL

GOT SICK.

AND WITH HARSH WINTER

WEATHER, THE BABY'S COLD

QUICKLY TURNED INTO

PNEUMONIA.

YOSHUN'S FACE WAS RED.

HER SKIN WAS BURNING HOT.

SHE COULD HARDLY BREATHE.

I STILL HOPED THAT SOMEHOW

THE HOLES WOULD CLOSE UP.

BUT WHEN I TOOK HER TO THE

HOSPITAL, THE DOCTOR SAID

THE HOLES WERE BIGGER THAN

EVER.

WE THOUGHT IT WAS ALL OUR

FAULT.

Terry: YOSHUN NEEDED

IMMEDIATE SURGERY TO SAVE

HER LIFE, BUT MR. EUE WORKS

AT A MECHANIC'S SHOP AND

ONLY MAKES $40 A WEEK.

I COULDN'T AFFORD THE

SURGERY.

AND BY THE TIME I SAVED UP,

IT PROBABLY WOULD BE TOO

LATE.

IT WAS REALLY HARD TO THINK

ABOUT OUR FUTURE WITHOUT

YOSHUN.

Terry: SHE CRIED OUT TO

A DOCTOR IN DESPERATION.

HE TOLD HER ABOUT CBN, AND

WE ARRANGED FOR SURGERY FOR

YOSHUN.

I WAS SO EXCITED.

AND I SAID, YOSHUN, YOU ARE

GOING TO LIVE BECAUSE

WARM-HEARTED PEOPLE ARE

GOING TO HELP YOU.

Terry: A DOCTOR CLOSED

UP THE TWO HOLES IN YOSHUN'S

HEART, AND TODAY SHE IS

DOING GREAT.

YOSHUN IS GROWING VERY

FAST NOW, AND SHE IS HAPPY

EVERY DAY.

WHAT A GIFT.

I HOPE SHE WANTS TO HELP

OTHERS WHEN SHE GETS OLDER,

JUST LIKE YOU HAVE HELPED

HER.

THANK YOU SO MUCH, CBN.

YOU RESCUED MY DAUGHTER OUT

OF THE SHADOW AND DEATH AND

PUT HER INTO THE SUNSHINE.

NOW SHE HAS THE KIND OF LIFE

WE ALWAYS DREAMED OF.

THANK YOU FOR MAKING MY

LITTLE GIRL SMILE.

Terry: WHAT AN AMAZING

DIFFERENCE IN THAT CHILD.

CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?

WHAT JOY YOU BROUGHT TO THE

FACES AND THE HEARTS OF HER

PARENTS, WHO WERE TRYING SO

DESPERATELY TO MAKE A

DIFFERENCE IN THEIR

DAUGHTER'S LIFE, AND THEY

SIMPLY COULD NOT DO IT.

AND THEN THE NEWS CAME THAT

YOU, CBN PARTNERS, WERE

WILLING TO STEP IN AND

PROVIDE WHAT WAS NEEDED FOR

THIS LITTLE GIRL LITERALLY

TO LIVE.

WE WANT TO SAY THANK YOU.

THINGS LIKE THIS EXIST

AROUND THE WORLD.

AND WE WANT TO BE THERE FOR

FAMILIES LIKE THIS LITTLE

FAMILY.

WE WANT TO BE ABLE TO SAY,

YES, WE'LL STEP IN AND HELP

YOU.

ALL TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A

DIFFERENCE.

YOUR CHILD WILL LIVE.

IF YOU'RE A "700 CLUB"

MEMBER, YOU ARE LITERALLY

DOING THAT EVERY DAY

SOMEWHERE IN THE WORLD.

TO THE REST OF YOU, JOIN

WITH US.

FIRST OF ALL, YOU CAN JOIN

"THE 700 CLUB."

65 CENTS A DAY, $20 A

MONTH.

MAYBE YOU'VE ALREADY DONE

THAT.

HOW ABOUT BECOMING A "700

CLUB" GOLD MEMBER.

THAT'S A GIFT OF $40 A

MONTH.

OR YOU COULD GO UP TO OUR

THOUSAND CLUB, $84 A MONTH.

WE HAVE A 2500 CLUB, THAT'S

$2500 A YEAR, TRANSLATES TO

$209 A MONTH.

AND THE FOUNDERS LEVEL IS

$5,000 A YEAR.

AND THEN WE HAVE OUR

CHAIRMANS CIRCLE, FOLKS WHO

GIVE GIFTS OF $10,000 OR

MORE A YEAR.

ASK GOD WHAT HE WOULD HAVE

YOU DO.

AND THEN CALL AND JOIN,

KNOWING YOU'RE MAKING A

DIFFERENCE.

1-800-759-0700.

CALL RIGHT NOW, PLEASE.

GORDON?

Gordon: THE COLD

WEATHER HAS BEEN BREAKING

RECORDS ALL OVER AMERICA.

SO WHEN WE HEARD ABOUT A

SCHOOL FULL OF CHILDREN WHO

COULDN'T AFFORD WINTER

COATS, WE HAD TO PAY THEM A

VISIT.

Reporter: FOR MANY OF

THE CHILDREN HERE AT P.B.

YOUNG ELEMENTARY, SCHOOL IS

A PLACE TO LEARN AND HAVE

FUN.

[YELLING]

Reporter: THE SCHOOL IS

LOCATED IN THE HOUSING

PROJECT IN NORFOLK,

VIRGINIA.

AS TERRY MEEUWSEN LEARNED,

MANY OF THE STUDENTS HERE

DON'T HAVE COATS.

Terry: THESE ARE THE

CHILDREN WHO WALK TO AND

FROM SCHOOL.

SO IT IS IMPORTANT,

ESPECIALLY IN THE

WINTERTIME, THAT THEY'RE

WARM ENOUGH TO GET HERE.

Reporter: ONE MORNING,

THE PRINCIPAL SAW THE NEED

FIRST HAND.

IT WAS FREEZING.

AND WE WERE STANDING AT THE

FRONT DOOR, AND I HEARD ONE

OF MY STAFF MEMBERS SAYING,

WHERE IS YOUR COAT?

Reporter: WHEN CBN'S

"ORPHANS' PROMISE" HEARD

ABOUT THE PROBLEM, WE

DECIDED TO HELP.

Terry: WE CALLED AND

SAID, HOW CAN WE COME

ALONGSIDE OF YOU AND HELP

YOU WITH WHAT YOU'RE DOING.

THE KIDS WERE COLD AND THE

WEATHER WAS TURNING, AND WE

SAID, WHAT ABOUT JACKETS?

AND SCARVES AND MITTENS.

AND THAT BECAME OUR

MISSION.

Reporter: THAT IS PAST

DECEMBER, IT WAS MISSION

ACCOMPLISHED.

"ORPHANS' PROMISE" TEAMED UP

WITH UNITED WAY OF SOUTH

HAMPTON ROADS AND GAVE EVERY

STUDENT A BRAND NEW COAT AND

A FEW OTHER THINGS TO KEEP

THEM WARM.

I HAVE NEVER, EVER HEARD

OF ORGANIZATIONS DOING IT

FOR THE WHOLE SCHOOL.

NOT JUST FOR ONE OR TWO

CHILDREN, NOT JUST FOR A

KINDERGARTEN CLASS, BUT FROM

PRE-"K" TO FIFTH GRADE.

IT'S AWESOME.

Reporter: THE FAMILIES

OF P.B. YOUNG ELEMENTARY ARE

TRULY GRATEFUL.

IT IS GREAT THAT SOMEONE

CAN HELP US OUT.

ME BEING A SINGLE PARENT,

IT'S REMARKABLE.

I LOVE MY NEW COAT.

I HOPE THAT A SEED WAS

PLANTED TODAY FOR CHILDREN

THAT HAD A NEED, WHEN THEY

REALIZE, WHEN THEY GROW UP,

THAT OTHERS HAVE NEEDS AND

THEY'LL, IN TURN,

RECIPROCATE THE BLESSING.

I WAS THINKING WHEN I GET

OLDER, I'LL GIVE DIFFERENT

COATS TO MORE PEOPLE, LIKE

CBN GAVE TO THE KIDS.

Gordon: BE AN

INSPIRATION FOR PEOPLE, AND

INSPIRE GENERATIONS TO

COME.

THAT WHEN WE'RE GENEROUS, WE

PLANT A SEED.

AND WE PLANT A SEED NOT JUST

IN TERMS OF THE TANGIBLE

NEED THAT THAT SCHOOL HAD

IMMEDIATELY, BUT YOU PLANTED

A SEED FOR FUTURE

GENERATIONS, OF WHAT CAN

HAPPEN, THE JOY THAT CAN

COME THROUGH GIVING.

IF YOU WANT TO START THAT,

IF YOU WANT TO DO THAT, CALL

US.

1-800-759-0700.

WE'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF A

$100,000 CHALLENGE.

NINE MINUTES AND 52 SECONDS

TO GO ON IT.

WE NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU.

SO CALL US NOW.

1-800-759-0700.

LET'S GO TO WENDY AT THE

PHONES.

Wendy: GORDON, TONIGHT

WHEN YOU GO TO SLEEP, YOU'LL

HAVE AN AVERAGE OF FOUR

DREAMS.

SO WHY DO WE DREAM AT

NIGHT?

IS IT STRESS OR A LATE-NIGHT

SNACK?

OR IS GOD TRYING TO TELL YOU

SOMETHING.

FIND OUT IN GORDON'S NEW

D.V.D., "VISIONS OF THE

NIGHT."

Gordon: THE BIBLE SAYS

THAT GOD SPEAKS IN THE

VISIONS OF THE NIGHT.

THE QUESTION FOR US TODAY

IS: DOES GOD STILL SPEAK IN

OUR DREAMS?

CAN GOD USE OUR DREAMS TO

WARN US, INSTRUCT US,

INSPIRE US, CALL US TO PRAY,

AND BUILD OUR FAITH?

Gordon: DREAMS CAN TELL

US WHAT GOD WANTS US TO DO.

YOU CAN DREAM OF THE GOOD

WORKS GOD HAS CREATED FOR

YOU.

AND FIND THE SATISFACTION IN

LIFE THAT ONLY HE CAN

PROVIDE.

Reporter: GET CBN'S

NEWEST D.V.D. TEACHING,

"VISIONS OF THE NIGHT."

IT'S OUR GIFT TO YOU WHEN

YOU JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

AVAILABLE NOW.

Wendy: I LOVE THIS

TEACHING BECAUSE I LOVE IT

WHEN GOD GIVES ME DREAMS.

I KNOW MANY TIMES I'VE HAD

DREAMS WHERE GOD HAS WARNED

ME OF A FUTURE EVENT, EVEN

PERSONALLY, OR SOMETHING

WITH THE NATION, OR HE HAS

WOKEN ME UP TO PRAY FOR A

LOVED ONE.

DREAMS ARE SO POWERFUL.

BUT, YOU KNOW, MAYBE YOU'RE

SAYING THAT YOU'RE DREAMS

DON'T REALLY MEAN ANYTHING,

THAT MAYBE IT WAS THE

LATE-NIGHT PIZZA YOU HAD.

I'M HERE TO TELL YOU DREAMS

ARE FROM GOD.

NOT EVERY DREAM IS FROM GOD,

BUT THAT'S WHY YOU NEED TO

DISCERN IT.

WE WANT TO HELP YOU WITH

THAT WITH GORDON'S NEW

TEACHING, "VISIONS OF THE

NIGHT."

THIS CAN BE YOURS WHEN YOU

CALL AND JUST SAY, YES, I

WANT TO JOIN "THE 700

CLUB."

HOW MUCH IS THAT?

JUST 65 CENTS A DAY, $20 A

MONTH TO CHANGE SO MANY

LIVES.

IF YOU'RE ALREADY A CBN

PARTNER, THANK YOU SO MUCH.

I WANT TO CHALLENGE YOU TO

GO TO THE NEXT LEVEL.

$40 A MONTH.

THAT'S OUR "700 CLUB" GOLD

LEVEL.

WE'RE GOING TO BLESS YOU

BACK WITH THREE OF GORDON'S

FANTASTIC NEW TEACHING,

"VISIONS OF THE NIGHT."

NOW IF YOU CAN DO MORE -- A

LOT OF US CAN -- I WANT TO

CHALLENGE YOU TO GO UP TO

OUR THOUSAND CLUB LEVEL, $84

A MON.

MONTH.

IF YOU DO THAT, WE'RE GOING

TO GIVE YOU FIVE D.V.D.s,

FOR YOU TO SHARE WITH

FRIENDS AND FAMILIES OR EVEN

GIVE AS GIFTS.

PLEASE GO TO YOUR PHONES

RIGHT NOW.

WE NEED YOUR HELP.

GORDON?

Gordon: IT'S

HAPPENING.

WE HAVE A $100,000

CHALLENGE, AND SEVEN MINUTES

TO GO AGAINST THAT CLOCK.

WE NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU.

SO CALL US NOW.

1-800-759-0700.

WELL, WHEN TODD LOST HIS

JOB, HIS WIFE, DANA, WENT

FROM HOME-MAKER TO BREAD

WINNER.

AND ALL SHE COULD FIND WAS

PART-TIME FEEDING JOBS.

AT ONE POINT SHE HAD TO FEED

HER FAMILY WITH FOOD OTHER

PEOPLE HAD THROWN AWAY.

Reporter: DANA

HOWARDTON NEVER THOUGHT IT

WOULD COME TO THIS, THAT HER

FAMILY FINANCES WOULD HIT

ROCK BOTTOM.

IT HAPPENED WHEN HER

HUSBAND, TODD, LOST HIS JOB

BECAUSE OF A DRUG

ADDICTION.

HE WENT INTO REHAB, AND DANA

STARTED CLEANING HOUSES AND

CORPORATE APARTMENTS JUST TO

MAKE ENDS MEET.

WHEN YOU LOSE EVERYTHING

AND YOU HAVE NOT JUST

YOURSELF, BUT YOUR CHILDREN

TO PROVIDE FOR, NOTHING IS

BENEATH YOU.

Reporter: MANY OF THE

APARTMENTS DANA CLEANED HAD

JUST BEEN VACATED.

OFTEN SHE FOUND UNOPENED

FOOD THAT HAD BEEN LEFT

BEHIND THAT SHE WAS ALLOWED

TO TAKE HOME.

THERE WERE LOTS OF THINGS

I WAS ABLE TO TAKE HOME TO

MY FAMILY AND MAKE MEALS OUT

OF.

AND IT WAS LIKE MANA FROM

HEAVEN.

Reporter: DANA

REMEMBERS THE TOUGH CHOICES

SHE WAS FORCED TO MAKE.

I WAS REALLY TORN

BETWEEN, ARE WE GOING TO

HAVE GAS MONEY TO GET TO THE

NEXT JOB THAT IS GOING TO

GIVE ME MONEY, OR ARE WE

GOING TO HAVE MILK FOR THEIR

CEREAL, AND I CHOSE THE

GAS.

Reporter: DANA WAS

DESPERATE FOR ANSWERS.

SHE STARTED WATCHING "THE

700 CLUB," WHERE SHE HEARD

ABOUT THE LAW OF

RESIPROCITY.

WHAT THAT TAUGHT ME WAS

THAT I COULD SOW INTO THE

KINGDOM.

AND AS WE GO ABOVE AND

BEHIND GIVING, IT OPENS THE

DOOR FOR GOD TO START

OPENING THE DOORS.

Reporter: SHE STARTED

TITHING AND GIVING TO CBN.

NOT LONG AFTER THAT, DANA

SAYS GOD PROVIDED HER WITH A

CLEANING JOB

THAT

TOOK

CARE

OF THE NEXT MONTH'S RENT.

IT WAS EXACTLY $500 SHE

PAID ME FOR THAT JOB.

GOD KNEW MY NEED.

GOD PROVIDED A WAY FOR ME TO

MEET THAT NEED.

Reporter: DANA SAYS GOD

ALWAYS PROVIDED THEIR EVERY

NEED.

EVENTUALLY TODD BEAT HIS

DRUG ADDICTION, GOT OUT OF

REHAB, AND WENT BACK TO

WORK.

LIFE NOW IS SO EXCITING.

GOD HAS JUST BLESSED

EVERYTHING.

IT IS TRULY AN ABUNDANT

LIFE.

Reporter: TODAY THEY

BOTH HAVE STEADY JOBS AND

THEY STILL GIVE TO CBN AS

"THE 700 CLUB" GOLD

MEMBERS.

JUST RECENTLY THEY BOUGHT

THEIR FIRST HOME.

WHEN WE WALKED IN THE

DOOR AND PUT THE KEY IN, I

CARRIED MY WIFE.

TO LOOK UP AND SEE THE LIGHT

COMING THROUGH THE BIG

WINDOWS IS UNREAL.

I ASKED FOR A POND, AND GOD

GAVE US A LAKE.

AND SO ME AND MY SON GO

FISHING A LOT.

WE ALL GO FISHING, BUT GOD

GAVE US THIS HOUSE.

WHEN YOU DO SET YOUR EYES

ON GOD, HE KNOWS THE

CONCERNS OF OUR HEART AND HE

KNOWS OUR NEEDS, BUT HE

GIVES THAT AND SO MUCH

MORE.

Gordon: HE DOES GIVE

BACK SO MUCH MORE WHEN YOU

TRUST HIM, AND YOU SAY, IN

THE MIDDLE OF MY DIFFICULTY,

I'M GOING TO TRUST GOD.

IF YOU THINK YOU CAN MAKE IT

OUT ON YOUR OWN AND THEN YOU

CAN START GIVING, WELL,

YOU'VE GOT THE BIBLICAL

PRINCIPLE WRONG.

WHEN YOU TRUST HIM IN THE

MOST DIFFICULT

CIRCUMSTANCES, WHICH IS WHAT

DANA DID, WELL, THEN YOU GET

HIM ON YOUR SIDE.

AND HE STARTS WORKING ON

YOUR BEHALF BECAUSE HE

HONORS HIS WORD.

AND THOSE WHO APPLY HIS WORD

AND DO IT DILIGENTLY, HE

DOES WONDERFUL THINGS FOR

THEM.

IF YOU WANT TO TRY GIVING,

GIVE US A CALL.

1-800-759-0700.

JUST SAY, YES, I WANT TO

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

HOW MUCH IS IT?

$20 A MONTH, 65 CENTS A

DAY.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, IN MOST

COMMUNITIES THE BIRTH OF A

BABY IS A REASON TO

CELEBRATE.

BUT IN ONE GUATEMALAN TOWN,

ONE BABY'S BIRTH SPREAD FEAR

AND PANIC AMONG THE

NEIGHBORS.

Reporter: WHEN LESLIE

WAS BORN IN

THIS REMOTE

VILLAGE OF GUATEMALA, HER

PARENTS KNEW IMMEDIATELY

THEIR BABY'S LIFE WAS IN

DANGER.

MY OWN EXTENDED FAMILY

TOLD ME TO KILL MY

DAUGHTER.

WE THOUGHT SOMEONE MIGHT

BREAK INTO THE HOUSE AND

STEAL HER AND KILL HER.

Reporter: LESLIE WAS

BORN WITH A CLEFT PALATE

LATE.

IN SOME COMMUNITIES LIKE

THIS, LESLIE'S CONDITION WAS

THOUGHT TO BRING A CURSE TO

THE AREA.

IT IS REPORTED FOUR BABIES

BORN WITH A CLEFT PALATE

LATE HAVE ALREADY BEEN

KILLED.

WE COVERED HER FACE WITH

A BLANKET WHEN WE WENT

OUTSIDE.

BUT AFTER A WHILE, WE

COULDN'T HIDE HER ANYMORE.

Reporter: MEANWHILE,

BABY LESLIE FACED OTHER

CHALLENGES, LIKE MAL

MALNUTRITION.

WHEN MY WIFE FED HER, SHE

WOULD CHOKE, TRYING TO

SWALLOW THE MILK.

THE MILK JUST CAME OUT

HER NOSE.

I WONDERED IF SHE MIGHT DIE

IN SPITE OF OUR EFFORTS.

Reporter: WHEN AN

"OPERATION BLESSING" MEDICAL

TEAM CAME TO A NEARBY

VILLAGE, LESLIE'S PARENTS

TOOK HER TO SEE A DOCTOR.

WE QUICKLY SET UP A FREE

SURGERY FOR LESLIE AT A

HOSPITAL IN THE CITY.

IT'S NOW BEEN A YEAR SINCE

THE LIFE-CHANGING SURGERY,

AND LESLIE IS DOING GREAT.

IN FACT, WHILE WE WERE

THERE, THE FAMILY HELD A

SPECIAL SERVICE OF

THANKSGIVING IN THE VILLAGE

CHURCH.

WITH MY DAUGHTER'S

SURGERY, YOU WERE BROUGHT

HAPPINESS FOR ME AND MY

HUSBAND.

THANK YOU, WITH ALL OF MY

HEART, FOR WHAT YOU HAVE

DONE FOR OUR FAMILY.

Terry: I HOPE YOU CAN

SEE IN LESLIE'S STORY WHAT

AN INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY TO

MAKE A DIFFERENCE YOU HAVE.

A LITTLE GIRL WHO'S FACE WAS

ALMOST SPLIT OPEN.

AND TODAY SHE LOOKS

PERFECT.

HER SMILE IS BOUV.

BEAUTIFUL.

HER LIFE HAS HOPE IN A

FUTURE.

THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR

YOU TO CALL AND GIVE RIGHT

NOW AND HAVE YOUR GIVING GO

TWICE AS FAR.

BECAUSE WE'RE IN THE MIDDLE

OF A CHALLENGE.

THAT MEANS WHEN YOU CALL,

EVERY DOLLAR YOU PLEDGE WILL

BE MANAGED DOLLAR FOR

DOLLAR.

GO TO YOUR PHONE AND CALL

NOW.

OUR NUMBER IS TOLL-FREE.

IT'S 1-800-759-0700.

AND HERE IS THE GREAT IDEA:

WHEN YOU CALL, WOULD YOU

SAY, I'D LIKE TO JOIN AND

I'D LIKE TO JOIN USING

PLEDGE EXPRESS.

THAT IS ELECTRONIC MONTHLY

GIVING.

IT MEANS YOUR BANK DOES ALL

OF THE WORK.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO HAVE

STAMPS OR ENVELOPES ON

HAND.

IT IS ALL DONE AUTOMATICALLY

FOR YOU.

IT SAVES US SOME PROCESSING

COSTS.

SO OUR WAY OF SAYING THANK

YOU FOR USING PLEDGE EXPRESS

IS TO SEND YOU A "POWER FOR

LIFE TEACHING."

WE THINK THEY'LL BE A GREAT

BLESSING TO YOU, EVEN AS

YOU, BY YOUR GENEROSITY, ARE

TOUCHING AND BLESSING

OTHERS.

WE SAY THANK YOU.

GORDON?

Gordon: LET'S STOP THE

CLOCK ON THIS CHALLENGE.

SOME PARTNERS WANT TO ADD TO

IT, AND THEY WANT TO ADD

ANOTHER $50,000, AND TAKE IT

TO THE END OF THE HOUR,

$150,000.

LORD, WE ASK FOR

MULTIPLICATION.

WE ASK FOR 30, 60, 100-FOLD

INCREASES.

AND WE JUST PRAY FOR PEOPLE

NOW, THAT YOU WOULD SPEAK TO

THEM, BLESS THEM, AND

ENCOURAGE THEM.

WE ASK IT ALL IN JESUS'

NAME.

AMEN.

$150,000 ON A CHALLENGE.

13 MINUTES ON THE CLOCK.

WE NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU.

SO CALL US NOW.

1-800-759-0700.

WELL, IN CAMBODIA, A YOUNG

FISHERMAN AND HIS WIFE

WORKED LONG HOURS TO SUPPORT

THEIR FAMILY.

AND YET MOST DAYS THEY STILL

COULDN'T AFFORD TO BUY FOOD

FOR THEIR CHILDREN.

Reporter:

ON WEEKENDS,

SCOTT WAKES UP EARLY TO GO

FINISHING WITH HIS DAD.

BUT SCOTT DOESN'T GET TO

FISH VERY MUCH.

THE BOAT LEAKS.

IT IS HARD FOR MY DAD TO

CATCH FISH WHILE TRYING

TO

KEEP IT FROM SINKING.

SO I

HELP HIM BY BAILING THE

WATER OUT OF THE BOAT.

Reporter: EVENTUALLY

THE DAY CAME WHEN THEY COULD

NO LONGER TAKE THE BOAT

OUT.

IT WAS JUST TOO DANGEROUS.

MY PARENTS ARE VERY

POOR.

THEY DIDN'T HAVE THE MONEY

TO BUY A NEW BOAT, OR EVEN

RENT ONE.

THEY WERE SO WORRIED.

Reporter: SCOTT'S

PARENTS AND OLDER SISTER

TRIED TO SAVE UP FOR A NEW

BOAT DOING ODD JOBS.

SCOTT HELPED BY

LOOKING

AFTER HER 4-YEAR-OLD SISTER

AT HOME.

I WATCH OVER HER AND COOK

FOOD FOR HER.

AND I EVEN CLEAN THE HOUSE

TO HELP MY PARENTS.

Reporter: BUT EVEN WITH

THE WHOLE FAMILY PITCHING

IN, THEY WERE BARELY

SCRAPING BY.

MANY MORNINGS SCOTT WENT TO

SCHOOL HUNGRY.

I ASKED MY PARENTS FOR

MONEY TO BUY LUNCH AT

SCHOOL, BUT THEY DIDN'T HAVE

ANY.

I PRAYED THAT GOD WOULD GIVE

US FOOD TO EAT.

Reporter: THAT'S WHEN

SOMEONE FROM "ORPHANS'

PROMISE" INVITED SCOTT TO

JOIN A FREE LUNCH PROGRAM AT

A NEARBY CHURCH.

WE GAVE HIM HOT, NUTRITIOUS

MEALS, AND BOUGHT HIM A

UNIFORM FOR SCHOOL.

AND WE TAUGHT SCOTT ABOUT

JESUS.

WHEN HE TOLD HIS PARENTS

ABOUT WHAT HE WAS LEARNING,

THEY BEGAN TO PRAY TO GOD,

TOO.

JESUS IS MY LORD AND

SAVIOR.

Reporter: AND CBN GAVE

SCOTT'S FATHER A NEW FISHING

BOAT AND NET.

AND NOW MY DAD CATCHES

LOTS OF FISH EVERY DAY.

HE SELLS THEM TO BUY THINGS

FOR OUR FAMILY.

THANKS, CBN, FOR HELPING AND

FOR EVERYTHING.

Gordon: AND THANK YOU.

IF YOU'RE A MEMBER OF "THE

700 CLUB," YOU'RE A PART OF

THAT WONDERFUL BLESSING.

IF YOU'RE NOT A MEMBER, JOIN

WITH US.

JOIN IN EVERYTHING WE'RE

DOING AROUND THE WORLD.

A PORTION OF EVERY GIFT GOES

INTO THE WORK OF "OPERATION

BLESSING" TO HELP PEOPLE.

ANOTHER PORTION GOES INTO

THE WORK OF CBN

INTERNATIONAL TO PREACH THE

GOSPEL AROUND THE WORLD.

IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF

EVERYTHING WE DO, JUST CALL

US AND SAY, YES, I WANT TO

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

LET'S GO TO WENDY AT THE

PHONES.

Wendy: GORDON, GOOD

NEWS, PEOPLE ARE ALREADY

TALKING ABOUT OUR NEW

D.V.D., "VISIONS OF THE

NIGHT."

ONE VIEWER HAD THE CHANCE TO

WATCH IT RIGHT BEFORE SHE

HIT THE SLOPES, AND HERE IS

WHAT SHE HAD TO SAY.

I HAVE EXPERIENCED SOME

VERY VIVID DREAMS SOMETIMES

AND WAKE UP WITH DIFFERENT

EMOTIONS.

WHETHER IT BE EMOTION OF

ELATION OR FEAR.

AND I DON'T KNOW QUITE WHAT

IT MEANS.

BUT I FEEL LIKE THERE IS

SOMETHING BEHIND THAT

DREAM.

GORDON'S D.V.D., "VISIONS OF

THE NIGHT."

IT WAS A GREAT EXPERIENCE

FOR ME TO LOOK CLOSELY AT

WHAT PURPOSE I HAVE IN OUR

LIVES, WILL IT BE A LIFE

LESSON TO GO THROUGH AND

ENDURE.

I REALLY APPRECIATE HE

STARTED IT OUT WHERE THE

BIBLICAL REFERENCES WERE.

I THINK IT IS EASY FOR OTHER

PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND.

IT HAS INSPIRED ME TO

ACTUALLY GO BACK IN THE

BIBLE AND LOOK FOR MORE

DREAM EVENTS, TO SEE HOW

THAT MAY RELATE TO THINGS

THAT MYSELF OR MY CO-WORKERS

OR MY FRIENDS MAY BE GOING

THROUGH.

I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT TO

SEE THAT THESE THINGS DO

HAPPEN.

AND THERE ARE

OPPORTUNITIES.

IF YOU'RE READY, HE WILL

SPEAK TO YOU.

Wendy: IF YOU WOULD

LIKE TO LEARN HOW GOD USED

DREAMS THROUGHOUT THE BIBLE,

OR TO BETTER UNDERSTAND YOUR

OWN DREAMS, WE'VE GOT THE

PERFECT THING FOR YOU.

GORDON ROBERTSON'S GREAT NEW

TEACHING CALLED "VISIONS OF

THE NIGHT."

HOW DO YOU GET THIS?

REAL SIMPLE.

GO TO YOUR PHONE RIGHT NOW,

1-800-759-0700, OR YOU CAN

LOG ON TO cbn.com, AND

JUST SAY, YES, I WANT TO

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

I KNOW YOU WANT TO.

I KNOW YOU'VE BEEN WATCHING,

AND YOU'RE SAYING, I REALLY

WANT THIS D.V.D., BUT YOU'RE

JUST SITTING THERE.

I'M GOING TO CHALLENGE YOU

TO GET UP OFF THE COUCH, OUT

OF YOUR COMFORTABLE CHAIR,

AND GO TO YOUR PHONE AND

SAY, WENDY SAID TO GIVE YOU

A CALL.

1-800-759-0700.

JUST $20 A MONTH, 65 CENTS A

DAY, TO MAKE SUCH AN

INCREDIBLE IMPACT ON LIVES

ALL OVER THE COUNTRY.

IF YOU'RE ALREADY A CBN

PARTNER, THANK YOU SO MUCH.

WE WANT TO ASK YOU TO TAKE

IT UP TO THE NEXT LEVEL,

WHICH IS $40 A MONTH.

WHEN YOU DO THAT, YOU'LL BE

AT OUR GOLD LEVEL.

AND WE'RE GOING TO BLESS YOU

BACK WITH THREE D.V.D.s.

AND IF YOU CAN DO MORE, $84

A MONTH, OR THE THOUSAND

CLUB LEVEL, WE'RE GOING TO

BLESS YOU WITH FIVE.

WE'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF A

$150,000 CHALLENGE, SO THAT

MEANS EVERY DOLLAR YOU GIVE

WILL BE MATCHED DOLLAR FOR

DOLLAR.

SO PLEASE GO TO YOUR PHONES

RIGHT NOW.

GORDON?

Gordon: WITH A CRIPPLED

ARM, DAVID OFTEN STRUGGLED

TO FIND WORK.

SOMETIMES HE WENT HUNGRY SO

HIS CHILDREN COULD EAT.

THEN A HURRICANE HIT THEIR

VILLAGE, AND MADE LIFE EVEN

MORE DIFFICULT FOR DAVID'S

FAMILY.

Reporter: DAVID MALEL

WORKS HARD TO PROVIDE FOR

HIS FAMILY.

BUT THAT HAS BEEN EVEN MORE

CHALLENGING BECAUSE OF A

BIRTH DEFECT THAT LIMITS

WHAT HE CAN DO.

TO HELP BRING IN A LITTLE

EXTRA MONEY AT HOME, DAVID'S

WIFE MAKES AND SELLS

PIÑATAS.

BUT MONEY HAS BEEN SO TIGHT

LATELY, THE FAMILY IS DOWN

TO EATING ONLY TWO SMALL

MEALS A DAY.

I LOVE MY CHILDREN.

I WILL DO ANYTHING FOR

THEM.

I KNOW I CAN WORK AN EXTRA

DAY OR TWO, BUT THEY GET SO

HUNGRY AT NIGHT UNTIL WE

GIVE THEM SOMETHING.

Reporter: THEN DAVID

AND HIS FAMILY HAD TO MOVE

IN WITH HIS WIFE'S PARENTS

AFTER A STORM DESTROYED

THEIR HOME.

MY HOUSE WAS GONE.

THE WIND BLEW EVERYTHING

AWAY.

IT WAS TERRIBLE.

Reporter: BECAUSE THEY

WERE CRAMMED INTO ONE SMALL

HOUSE, THE FIRST THING

"OPERATION BLESSING" DID WAS

BUILD DAVID'S FAMILY A NEW

HOME.

I AM SO HAPPY WITH OUR

NEW HOUSE.

THIS HOUSE IS A BLESSING

FROM GOD.

Reporter: AND WE HELPED

THEM EXPAND THEIR PIÑATA

BUSINESS.

ALREADY THEIR INCOME FROM

THAT HAS TRIPLED.

WE'RE SELLING MORE PIÑATA

S BECAUSE WE HAVE MORE

INGREDIENTS TO MAKE THEM.

Reporter: NOW DAVID HAS

ENOUGH MONEY TO FEED HIS

FAMILY THREE TIMES A DAY.

I AM FILLED WITH HOPE

BECAUSE NOW WE HAVE A

BUSINESS OF OUR OWN AND A

GOOD HOUSE TO LIVE IN.

THANK YOU.

Gordon: THANK YOU.

IF YOU'RE PART OF "THE 700

CLUB," YOU'RE PART OF THAT.

AND WE BELIEVE IN NOT JUST

GIVING HANDOUTS.

WE WANT TO GIVE A HAND UP SO

PEOPLE CAN HAVE DIGNITY.

THEY CAN EARN THEIR OWN

LIVELIHOOD.

THEY CAN BE PART OF THEIR

OWN FUTURE, SHAPING IT, NOT

DEPENDENT ON ANYTHING OTHER

THAN THEIR OWN WORK AND ON

GOD.

WHEN YOU JOIN WITH US, YOU

ENABLE US TO DO EVEN MORE.

SO DO THAT.

CALL US.

1-800-759-0700.

JUST SAY, YES, I WANT TO BE

A PART OF IT.

I WANT TO BE A PART OF

EVERYTHING YOU'RE DOING

AROUND THE WORLD.

AND IT'S ALL MADE POSSIBLE

WHEN PEOPLE LIKE YOU SAY

THAT, AND SAY YES, SO DO

THAT.

IT IS JUST $20 A MONTH, 65

CENTS A DAY.

NOW, SOME OF YOU SAY YOU CAN

JOIN AT A HIGHER LEVEL.

WE'VE GOT "THE 700 CLUB"

GOLD AT $40 A MONTH.

AND THE THOUSAND CLUB, WHICH

IS $1,000 A YEAR, AND THAT

BREAKS OUT TO $84 A MONTH.

WHEN YOU CALL, ASK FOR

PLEDGE EXPRESS.

THAT'S ELECTRONIC MONTHLY

GIVING.

THE BANK IS DOING ALL OF THE

WORK FOR YOU.

THERE ARE NO CHECKS TO

WRITE, NOTHING TO 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.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE THOSE, ASK

FOR PLEDGE EXPRESS WHEN YOU

CALL.

Terry: BECOMING A "700

CLUB" MEMBER, A CBN PARTNER,

MEANS YOU'RE HELPING TO

BRING HOPE TO PLACES LIKE

THIS MUSLIM VILLAGE IN

NIGERIA, WERE PEOPLE ARE

DRINKING CLEAN WATER FOR THE

VERY FIRST TIME.

Reporter: TODAY MAKING

MEALS AND TAKING CARE OF HER

FAMILY IS EASY FOR ALMA, BUT

IT WASN'T ALWAYS THIS DAY.

BEFORE NOW, MEAL TIMES WERE

DIFFICULT BECAUSE THEY

DIDN'T HAVE ANY CLEAN

WATER.

THE WOMEN AND CHILDREN HERE

FETCHED WATER FROM A DIRTY

STREAM, FROM THIS OPEN

WELL.

INSECTS AND OTHER DEBRIS

WOULD FALL INTO THE WELL.

WE HAD NO CHOICE BUT TO

DRINK IT LIKE THAT.

THE WATER FROM THE STREAM

WAS WORSE.

BROWN AND MUDDY, LIKE SAND.

Reporter: MANY OF THE

VILLAGERS HERE SUFFERED

GUINEA WORM INFECTIONS, AS A

RESULT OF THE BAD WATER.

INCLUDING ALMA AND ONE OF

HER SONS.

SHE SAYS HER LEGS HURT, LIKE

SHE WAS WALKING ON HOT

COALS.

SHE SURVIVED THE INFECTION,

BUT HER SON DIDN'T.

I WAS VERY SAD AND WEPT

OFTEN.

I WAS REALLY AFRAID FOR MY

OTHER CHILDREN BECAUSE WE

STILL DRANK THAT SAME

WATER.

WHAT IF THEY DIED, TOO?

WHAT WOULD MY LIFE BE LIKE

WITHOU

T

THEM?

Reporter: IN

THIS

PREDOMINANTLY MUSLIM

VILLAGE, A CHRISTIAN PASTOR

HEARD ABOUT CBN.

HE CALLED US, AND SOON WE

DUG A WELL RIGHT IN THE

CENTER OF THE VILLAGE.

NOW EVERYONE HERE HAS CLEAN

WATER TO DRINK, COOK WITH,

AND GIVE TO THEIR

LIVESTOCK.

WHEN I FIRST PUMPED THE

WATER, I

THOUGHT TO MYSELF,

FINALLY WE HAVE CLEAN

WATER.

NO ONE ELSE GETS SICK FROM

BAD WATER.

WE'LL ALL BE WELL.

THANK YOU, CBN, FOR BRINGING

FRESH WATER TO ALL OF US.

Terry: NO MORE

SICKNESS, NO MORE DEFORMITY,

NO MORE DEATH.

THIS ENTIRE VILLAGE HAS

CLEAN WATER.

HOW DID THAT HAPPEN?

WELL, IT HAPPENED BECAUSE

PEOPLE LIKE YOU TOOK THE

TIME TO SAY, YES, WE'RE

GOING TO GIVE FROM THE

BLESSINGS GOD HAS GIVEN US,

TO HELP AND MAKE A

DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF

OTHER PEOPLE.

THAT'S WHAT WE'RE ASKING YOU

TO DO RIGHT NOW.

WE'RE SAYING, GET UP AND GO

TO YOUR PHONE AND SAY, YES,

I WANT TO BE A PART OF WHAT

IS HAPPENING AROUND THE

WORLD, TO HELP PEOPLE HAVE

HOPE AND A FUTURE, TO TELL

THEM ABOUT THE LOVE OF GOD.

TO BE JESUS, TO PEOPLE WHO

HAVE MAYBE NEVER EVEN HEARD

HIS NAME BEFORE.

OUR NUMBER IS

1-800-759-0700.

WE NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU

RIGHT NOW.

CALL.

WENDY?

Wendy: WHAT A GREAT WAY

TO START THE NEW YEAR, BY

JOINING "THE 700 CLUB" AND

THEN JUST WATCH GOD MOVE.

IN THE OLD TESTAMENT JOSEPH

AND DANIEL OFTEN INTERPRETED

OTHER PEOPLE'S DREAMS AND

VISIONS.

THAT IS NOT JUST FOR PEOPLE

IN THE BIBLE.

YOU CAN INTERPRET YOUR OWN

DREAMS.

AND WE'LL HELP YOU LEARN HOW

IN OUR NEW D.V.D. "VISIONS

OF THE NIGHT."

HERE IS A QUICK PREVIEW WITH

THE AUTHOR.

NOT EVERY DREAM IS FROM

THE LORD, AND NEITHER IS

EVERY NIGHTMARE FROM THE

DEVIL.

WHEN I WAS 18 YEARS OLD, I

HAD A DREAM ONE NIGHT THAT

WAS A LIFE-CHANGING DREAM

FOR ME.

THAT PUT ME ON A JOURNEY TO

BEGIN STUDYING DREAMS FROM A

BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE.

I WAS BLOWN AWAY BY THAT.

ALL THE WAY THROUGH THE OLD

TESTAMENT, EVEN TO THE NEW

TESTAMENT, TO THE BOOK OF

REVELATION, GOD HAS BEEN

SPEAKING TO PEOPLE THROUGH

DREAMS AND VISIONS.

IT STARTED ME ON THIS VERY,

VERY EXCITING JOURNEY OF

HEARING THE VOICE OF THE

LORD.

IF YOU'RE A BELIEVER, IF GOD

IS SPEAKING TO YOU, THEN IT

IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO

LEARN TO DISCERN THE VOICE

OF GOD.

Wendy: "VISIONS OF THE

NIGHT" IS AVAILABLE NOW WHEN

YOU GIVE US A CALL.

GORDON, BACK TO YOU.

Gordon: OVER THE PAST

50 YEARS, CBN HAS HELPED

NEEDY AND HURTING PEOPLE ALL

OVER THE WORLD.

LIKE THE 2-YEAR-OLD FROM

THAILAND IN OUR NEXT STORY.

SHE MIGHT HAVE BEEN SOLD

INTO SLAVERY IF SHE HADN'T

BEEN RESCUED BY CBN'S

"ORPHANS' PROMISE."

Reporter: YOU CAN

PROBABLY TELL BY THE SMILE

ON HER FACE, THAT 2-YEAR-OLD

DETERRY IS HAPPY TO BE PART

OF HER BIG, NEW FAMILY.

SHE LIVES HER HERE IN THIS

CHILDREN'S HOME IN THAILAND,

SPONSORED BY CBN'S "ORPHANS' PROMISE."

SHE NOW CALLS THESE PEOPLE

BROTHERS AND SISTERS.

AND THIS IS ONE OF HER HOUSE

PARENTS.

I BELIEVE THAT GOD

BROUGHT DETER RETO US.

DETERRY TO US.

Reporter: NOW

SURROUNDED BY HER FAMILY,

2-YEAR-OLD DETERRY IS

THRIVING.

AND THANKS TO CBN'S

"ORPHANS' PROMISE," DETERRY

WILL HAVE A SAFE PLACE TO

LIVE.

SHE KNOWS WE LOVE HER AND

THIS IS HER HOME NOW.

I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE WHO

HAS HELPED US.

Gordon: AND THANK YOU.

IF YOU'RE A PART OF IT,

YOU'RE PART OF EVERYTHING

WE'RE DOING.

SO CALL US, 1-800-759-0700.

WE'RE COUNTING DOWN TO

VICTORY AND THEN SOME ON A

$150,000 CHALLENGE.

WE JUST HAVE 30 SECONDS, AND

YOU CAN GET IN ON IT NOW.

1-800-759-0700.

OR YOU CAN GIVE THROUGH

CBN.COM.

WHEN YOU GIVE MONTHLY ON THE

INTERNET, YOU AUTOMATICALLY

SIGN UP FOR PLEDGE EXPRESS.

THAT'S ELECTRONIC MONTHLY

GIVING.

AND WE'RE ABLE TO SEND

"POWER FOR LIFE" MONTHLY

TEACHING C.D.s TO YOU WHEN

YOU JOIN VIA PLEDGE

EXPRESS.

IT HAS BEEN A GLORIOUS DAY.

WE HAD A $150,000

CHALLENGE.

AND AGAINST IT YOU GAVE

$211,000.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM JESUS, FROM JOHN

14: "IF YOU ASK ANYTHING,

ANYTHING IN MY NAME, I WILL

DO IT."

GOD BLESS YOU.

WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN

TOMORROW.

700 CLUB TELETHON.

PART 2.

WELCOME TO THE 700 CLUB.

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION IS

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