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The 700 Club - April 24, 2015

When Amanda and her husband faced the possibility they might never have children, they put their faith in God. Also, Christian music artists join together to celebrate 40 years of Contemporary Christian music. Read Transcript


Wendy: AT HOME WITH

PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFUL RICK

SANTORUM.

I'M YOUR DADDY.

Wendy: THE FAMILY GETS

CANDID ABOUT ALMOST LOSING

AND THEN RAISING THEIR

DAUGHTER.

SHE IS ALL ABOUT LOVE.

Wendy: AND THEN THE

AMAZING JOURNEY OUT OF

AFRICA AND BACK AGAIN.

WE HAVE SEEN A MIRACLE OF

GOD.

Wendy: ON TODAY'S "700

CLUB."

*

Gordon: WELL, WELCOME

TO "THE 700 CLUB."

ISIS SOLDIERS ARE STILL

FIGHTING TO WIN MORE

TERRITORY IN IRAQ AND

SYRIA.

AND THEIR INFLUENCE IS

SPREADING FAR BEYOND THE

MIDDLE EAST.

THEY'RE ATTRACTING MORE

RECRUITS FROM AROUND THE

WORLD, INCLUDING THE UNITED

STATES.

Wendy: THAT'S RIGHT.

ISIS IS GAINING CONVERTS WHO

COULD EVEN LAUNCH TERROR

STRIKES HERE AT HOME.

CHARLENE AARON BRINGS US THE

STORY.

Reporter: THE U.S. AND

COALITION FORCES CONTINUE TO

BOMBARD ISIS MILITANTS IN

IRAQ AND SYRIA, TAKING OUT

MAJOR TARGETS OF THE

TERRORIST GROUP.

ISIS HAS LOST THE KEY CITY

OF TIKRIT, AND IRAQI

SECURITY HAS MADE SOME GAINS

AGAINST ISIS IN RAMADI.

ERICK STAKELBECK SAYS THE

U.S. AND OTHER WORLD LEADERS

AREN'T WILLING TO DO WHAT IT

TAKES TO REALLY ATTACK

ISIS.

THE WILL IS NOT THERE.

ISIS IS NOT SOME 800-POUND

GORILLA.

YES, THEY HAVE SOME 30,000

TO 40,000 FOOT SOLDIERS, IF

NOT MORE, IN THE HEART OF

THE MIDDLE EAST, AND THEY

CONTROL SOME 35,000 SQUARE

MILES OF TERRITORY.

YES, THEY ARE A FORCE IN THE

MIDDLE EAST, BUT THEY'RE NO

MATCH FOR THE UNITED STATES

MILITARY OR THE EUROPEAN

NATIONS.

Charlene: DESPITE THE

WINS AND LOSSES IN IRAQ, THE

INFLUENCE OF ISIS AND

RADICAL ISLAM IS STILL

SCORING VICTORIES AROUND THE

WORLD BY MAKING NEW

CONVERTS.

HERE IN THE U.S., THERE HAVE

BEEN SEVERAL CASES JUST IN

THE LAST WEEK.

FOUR OF THE SIX MEN FROM

MINNESOTA, ACCUSED OF TRYING

TO JOIN ISIS, HAVE BEEN

ORDERED TO STAY IN JAIL

UNTIL THEIR TRIAL.

THE OTHER TWO DEFENDANTS

WILL APPEAR IN A CALIFORNIA

COURT.

U.S. ATTORNEY ANDREW LUGER

SAYS THEY HAVE BEEN MAKING

THEIR PLANS FOR 10 MONTHS.

TO BE CLEAR, WE HAVE A

TERROR RECRUITING PROBLEM IN

MINNESOTA.

AND THIS CASE DEMONSTRATES

HOW DIFFICULT IT IS TO PUT

AN END TO RECRUITING HERE.

THESE ARE FOCUSED MEN WHO

ARE INTENT ON JOINING A

TERRORIST ORGANIZATION BY

ANY MEANS POSSIBLE.

Charlene: AND A

20-YEAR-OLD WOMAN FROM

ALABAMA LEFT HER FAMILY TO

JOIN ISIS AFTER BEING

RECRUITED ON THE INTERNET.

A SOUTH CAROLINA TEENAGER

PLOTTED TO JOIN ISIS AND

KILL AMERICAN SOLDIERS, HAS

BEEN SENTENCED TO FIVE YEARS

IN PRISON.

THE 16-YEAR-OLD PLANNED TO

ROB A GUN STORE NEAR

RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA, AND

ATTACK A U.S. MILITARY BASE

BEFORE TRAVELLING TO SYRIA

TO FIGHT FOR ISIS.

ISIS IS GAINING RECRUITS AND

FOLLOWERS IN OTHER COUNTRIES

AS WELL.

THREE SCHOOL GIRLS FROM

LONDON HAVE REPORTEDLY

JOINED AN ALL-FEMALE ISIS

MALITIA IN SYRIA.

IN FRANCE, A 24-YEAR-OLD

TECHNOLOGY STUDENT IN PARIS

WAS CAPTURED THIS WEEK AFTER

HE ACCIDENTALLY SHOT

HIMSELF.

AUTHORITIES SAY HE WAS

PLANNING TO ATTACK AT LEAST

ONE CHURCH.

A FRENCH PROSECUTOR SAYS

al-QAEDA AND ISIS DOCUMENTS

WERE FOUND IN THE SUSPECT'S

APARTMENT.

ISIS BELIEVES IN

ESTABLISHING AN ISLAMIC

STATE, A CALIPHATE, AND NOT

ONLY IS IT GAINING RECRUITS

IN THE MIDDLE EAST, IT IS

ALSO BRINGING THEM IN FROM

AROUND THE WORLD THROUGH ITS

VIDEOS AND INTERNET

MARKETING, AND THOSE

RECRUITS COULD JOIN ISIS IN

IRAQ AND SYRIA, AND THEY

COULD ALSO GO BACK TO THEIR

HOME COUNTRIES AND LAUNCH

TERRORIST ATTACKS,INCLUDING

RIGHT HERE IN AMERICA.

CHARLENE AARON, CBN NEWS.

Gordon: THE FUNDAMENTAL

PROBLEM HERE IS WE'RE NOT

RECOGNIZING OUR ENEMY.

WE'RE NOT RECOGNIZING THAT

IT IS THE IDEOLOGY BEHIND

ISIS THAT IS LEADING TO THE

RECRUITMENT.

IT IS NOT PEOPLE SAYING, I

SUDDENLY WANT TO BE A

TERRORIST.

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING IS THEY

WANT TO JOIN THE CALIPHATE.

THE HEAD OF ISIS HAS COME

OUT AND SAID, I AM OF THE

FAMILY.

I AM A DIRECT DESCENDENT OF

MUHAMMAD.

IN THAT, YOU MUST PLEDGE

ALLEGIANCE TO HIM.

IF HE ANNOUNCES THE

CALIPHATE, IF HE SAYS, "I AM

OF THE FAMILY," THEN THERE

IS A REQUIREMENT IN ISLAM TO

PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO HIM.

THAT'S WHY YOU'RE SEEING

THIS KIND OF RECRUITMENT.

THAT'S WHY MINNESOTA HAS A

PROBLEM WITH TERRORISM, IS

BECAUSE OF THE IDEOLOGY.

AND UNTIL WE START FACING

THAT IDEOLOGY, THAT YOUR

CONCEPTS ABOUT GOD -- IF YOU

THINK YOU BLOW YOURSELF UP

IN A PUBLIC MARKETPLACE OR

YOU GO ATTACK INFIDEL,

SOMEHOW THAT IS GOING TO GET

YOU AN ENTRY TO HEAVEN,

YOU'RE WRONG.

UNTIL WE GET TO THAT LEVEL

OF DEALING WITH THE

IDEOLOGY, WE'RE NEVER GOING

TO WIN THIS WAR.

IT WILL ALWAYS BEEN SOME

KIND OF EFFORT TO CONTAIN OR

STOP RECRUITING, AND IT IS

NEVER GOING TO WORK.

IF THE PRESIDENT OF EGYPT

CAN GET UP -- AND IN RECENT

MONTHS HE HAS DONE THIS --

TO GET UP AND SAY, WE HAVE A

PROBLEM WITH ISLAM, THEN WHY

CAN'T THE PRESIDENT OF THE

UNITED STATES, AND WHY CAN'T

PRESIDENTS IN EUROPE GET UP

AND SAY THE SANIN SAME

THING.

> PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS BEEN

USING DRONES TO ATTACK

TERRORISTS, BUT IT WILL BE

REVIEWED AFTER A STRIKE

KILLED TWO HOSTAGES.

JOHN JESSUP HAS THAT STORY

FROM WASHINGTON.

John: THANKS, GORDON.

THE PRESIDENT IS CALLING FOR

A FULL REVIEW ON RULES ON

DRONE STRIKES.

AFTER THAT ATTACK IN

PAKISTAN ACCIDENTALLY KILLED

THOSE TWO HOSTAGES.

THE AIRSTRIKE HAPPENED

JANUARY 14th.

THE C.I.A. OFFICIALS SAY

THEY MONITORED AN AL-QAEDA

COMPOUND IN THE MOUNTAINESS

REGION FOR HUNDREDS OF HOURS

AND SAW NO SIGNS OF

CIVILIANS THERE.

BUT THEY LATER LEARNED AN

AMERICAN AND AN ITALIAN AIDE

WORKER WERE HELD CAPTIVE IN

THAT CAMP AND DIED IN THE

STRIKE.

President Obama: IT IS

A CRUEL AND BITTER TRUTH

THAT IN THE FOG OF WAR

GENERALLY, AND OUR FIGHT

AGAINST TERRORISTS

SPECIFICALLY, MISTAKES --

SOMETIMES DEADLY MISTAKES --

CAN OCCUR.

John: AND THE DRONE

ATTACKS ALSO KILLED TWO

OTHER AMERICANS, ADAM GADAM

AND FAROUQ.

> A URANIUM MINING DEAL

THAT COULD INVOLVE NATIONAL

SECURITY INVOLVES MILLIONS

OF DOLLARS CAME FROM FOREIGN

VISITORS FOR THECLINTONS.

THE STATE DEPARTMENT HAD TO

APPROVE THE DEAL WHILE

MRS. CLINTON WAS SECRETARY

OF STATE.

THE CLINTON CAMPAIGN SAYS

THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE THAT

MRS. CLINTON SUPPORTED THE

DONORS WHILE SHE WAS LEADING

THE STATE DEPARTMENT.

YOU CAN FIND A LINK TO THAT

ARTICLE AT CBNNEWS.COM.

> NEXT WEEK THE SUPREME

COURT WILL HEAR CASES THAT

COULD DETERMINE WHETHER

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE WILL

BECOME A NATIONAL LEGAL

RIGHT.

PAUL STRAND ATTENDED A

DISCUSSION HERE IN

WASHINGTON, WHERE THE

PANELISTS ARGUED THAT A

RULING FOR SUCH A RIGHT

WOULD BE WRONG.

Reporter: THIS PANEL

DISCUSSION OF THE FAMILY

RESEARCH COUNCIL WAS

SWIMMING UPSTREAM AGAINST

CONVENTIONAL THOUGHT, THAT

IS, IT IS A FOREGONE

CONCLUSION THAT THE SUPREME

COURT JUSTICES WILL RULE

HOMOSEXUALS HAVE AS MUCH OF

A RIGHT AS HEATHER SENSUALS

HETEROSEXUALS DO TO

TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE.

WHEN THE LAWYERS WALK

INTO THAT COURTROOM ON

TUESDAY MORNING, THEY'RE

GOING TO BE WALKING INTO A

SITUATION WHERE THERE ARE

THREE AND A HALF JUSTICES

WHO HAVE SAID NO

CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE, AND NO

JUSTICES WHO HAVE SAID THERE

IS A CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT.

Reporter: ONE OF THE

MORE INTERESTING

PROPOSITIONS BROUGHT UP IS

THAT MAYBE THE CHRISTIANS OF

THE WORLD OWE IT TO THE

HOMOSEXUALS TO FIND OUT THAT

THEIR LIFESTYLE IS

INTRINSICALLY LONG.

IT TEACHES NOTHING ABOUT

HATRED TOWARDS GAYS AND

LESBIANS, IN FACT THE

OPPOSITE.

BUT IT ALSO SAYS THAT THE

BEHAVIOR IS DAMAGING AND

HARMFUL TO YOUR ETERNAL

SALVATION.

BUT THEY ALSO KNOW FROM THE

EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE, THAT THE

BEHAVIOR IS DAMAGING TO YOUR

BODY AS WELL.

Reporter: WESTIN ARGUED

THAT CHRISTIANS NEED TO SAY

TO GAYS --

WE LOVE TO ENOUGH TO TELL

YOU IT IS HARMFUL.

Reporter: THE JUSTICES

HAVE ROLLED FOUR QUESTIONS

TOGETHER THAT WILL LET THEM

DECIDE TWO QUESTIONS: MUST

OTHER STATES RECOGNIZE

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE FROM OTHER

STATES, AND DO THE JUSTICE

DEPARTMENT ALLOW SAME-SEX

MARRIAGE?

John: A NEW MOVIE COMES

OUT TODAY CALLED "LITTLE

BOY," ABOUT THE YOUNGEST SON

OF A FATHER WHO GOES OFF TO

FIGHT IN WORLD WAR II.

IT SHOWS THE POWER OF

FAITH.

WENDY GRIFFITH TALKED WITH

THE YOUNG STAR WHO PLAYS THE

TITLE ROLE.

PEPPER IS A LITTLE BOY

WITH A BIG HEART, ESPECIALLY

WHEN IT COMES TO HIS FATHER,

WHO IS ALSO HIS BEST

FRIEND.

TIME TO GO TO BED.

HE HAS THE BIGGEST LOVE

OUT OF ANYONE IN THE ENTIRE

WORLD.

AND HIS LOVE IS CENTERED ON

HIS FATHER.

AND WHEN HIS FATHER HAS TO

GO TO WAR, HE IS JUST

DEVASTATED AND TRIES

EVERYTHING IN HIS POWER TO

GET HIS FATHER BACK THROUGH

FAITH.

Wendy: THROUGH HIS

EFFORTS TO DO THE

IMPOSSIBLE, END A WAR AND

BRING HIS FATHER HOME,

PEPPER LEARNS LIFE LESSONS

ABOUT GOD AND FAITH.

YOU WANTED THE BOTTLE TO

MOVE SO MUCH, IT MOVED.

FAITH IS POWERFUL.

IF I GET ENOUGH FAITH,

NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE,

RIGHT?

Wendy: THERE IS ONE

SCENE WHERE PEPPER IS

ARGUING WITH HIS OLDER

BROTHER AND IS CHALLENGED TO

MOVE A MOUNTAIN WITH HIS

FAITH.

TELL ME ABOUT THAT.

WELL, HE FEELS

CHALLENGED, AND HIS

FATHER -- HIS LOVE IS

CENTERED ON HIS FATHER, AND

HE WANTS TO GET HIS FATHER

BACK.

AND HE DOESN'T WANT TO BE

HUMILIATED, SO HE REALLY

TRIES TO MOVE THAT

MOUNTAIN.

AND HE IS NOT THE MOVER OF

IT.

GOD IS.

BUT HE MOVED GOD TO MOVE

IT.

Wendy: AND WHEN IT

COMES TO FAITH, IT IS

SOMETHING THIS YOUNG ACTOR

HAS IN COMMON WITH HIS

CHARACTER.

WHAT'S NEXT FOR YOU, JACOB?

WELL, RIGHT NOW NOT

ANYTHING SPECIFIC, BUT I

KNOW GOD WILL PROVIDE.

John: "LITTLE BOY"

DEBUTS IN THEATERS TODAY.

YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE ABOUT

THE MOVIE AND WATCH MORE

INTERVIEWS WITH JACOB AND

LEARN MORE ABOUT HIS FAITH

ON CBNNEWS.COM.

IT IS NICE TO SEE MORE

FAMILY-FRIENDLY MOVIES OUT

IN THEATERS.

Gordon: IT IS NICE TO

SEE THAT.

IT DOESN'T SEEM REAL THAT HE

IS 11 YEARS OLD.

Wendy: HE CLEARLY WAS A

LITTLE YOUNGER IN THE

MOVIE.

YOU KNOW AT THAT AGE THEY

SPROUT RIGHT UP.

BUT HE WAS SO IMPRESSIVE.

I FELT LIKE I WAS

INTERVIEWING A 25-YEAR-OLD.

HE IS SO WELL-SPOKEN.

Gordon: SO WELL-SPOKEN

AND MATURE.

Wendy: THIS IS HIS

FIRST BIG SCREEN DEBUT AND

THEY'RE O OBVIOUSLY VERY

EXCITED.

AND HE MOVES MOUNTAINS.

YOU'VE GOT TO SEE IT.

> COMING UP, SHE ONLY HAD

A 10% CHANCE OF MAKING IT TO

HER FIRST BIRTHDAY,BUT JUST

LOOK AT HERNOW.

RICK SANTORUMAND HIS WIFE,

KAREN, TALK ABOUT THE

BLESSING OF THEIR DAUGHTER,

BELLA, WHEN WE COME BACK.

Gordon: THE DOCTORS HAD

BAD NEWS FOR RICK SANTORUM

AND HIS WIFE, KAREN, IN

2008.

THEIR NEWBORN GIRL HAD A

RARE CONDITION, AND SHE

WASN'T EXPECTED TO LIVE VERY

LONG.

BUT 6-YEAR-OLD BELLA HAS

PROVEN THE DOCTORS WERE

WRONG.

AND DAVID BRODY BRINGS US

HER STORY OF HOPE AND LOVE.

David: THIS IS A STORY

OF HOPE, LOVE, AND THE

BELIEF THAT EVERY PERSON

MATTERS.

AT THE CENTER, 6-YEAR-OLD

BELLA AND HER GIFT, A GIFT

TO THE ENTIRE SANTORUM

FAMILY.

WHAT IS BELLA ALL ABOUT?

OH, SHE IS ALL ABOUT

LOVE, MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF

LOVE AND JOY.

David: ALONG WITH

MASSIVE HEALTH PROBLEMS,

BELLA WAS BORN WITH TRISOMY

18, A REAR GENETIC

CONDITION.

ONLY 10% OF BABIES SURVIVE,

AND OF THOSE SURVIVORS, ONLY

10% MAKE IT TO THEIR FIRST

BIRTHDAY.

DOCTORS TOLD RICK AND KAREN

SANTORUM, THAT BELLA'S

CONDITION

WAS, QUOTE,"INCOMPATIBLE

WITH LIFE."

SOMEONE TELL THAT TO BELLA

BECAUSE SHE TURNS SEVEN NEXT

MONTH.

RIGHT BEFORE THE CAMERAS

STARTED ROLLING, YOU WITH

HER, IT WAS HER SMILE THAT

BROUGHT THE SMILE TO YOU.

ARE YOU GOING TO SMILE

FOR EVERYBODY?

ARE YOU GOING TO SMILE FOR

EVERYBODY?

YEAH, YOU'RE GOING TO SMILE

FOR YOUR DADDY, YEAH.

THAT'S WHAT I THOUGHT.

YEAH.

David: WHEN YOU SEE

THAT SMILE, WHAT DOES IT DO

FOR YOU?

WHAT'S THE HEART?

SHE IS JUST THIS

BEAUTIFUL, VULNERABLE

DEPENDENT.

SHE IS COMPLETELY DEPENDENT

ON US.

David: THE SANTORUM'S

HAVE WRITTEN A BOOK ABOUT

CARING FOR A SPECIAL-NEEDS

CHILD.

ALONG THE WAY, BELLA TAUGHT

ALL OF THEM SOME VERY

SPECIAL LESSONS.

THE BOOK IS CALLED "BELLA'S

GIFT."

SHE HAS TAUGHT SO MANY

PEOPLE HOW TO LOVE BETTER,

HOW TO LOVE AND SERVE CHRIST

BETTER, HOW TO LIVE IN THE

MOMENT, HOW TO TREASURE EACH

AND EVERY DAY, HOW TO FOCUS

ON WHAT IS MOST IMPORTANT IN

LIFE, AND TO CELEBRATE EACH

AND EVERY LIFE.

SHE REMINDS US THAT EVERY

PERSON MATTERS.

WE SAY SHE IS A GREAT

TEACHER OF SOULS BECAUSE SHE

REALLY IS.

David: ONE LESSON WENT

TO THEIR OLDEST DAUGHTER,

ELIZABETH, WHO INITIALLY

STRUGGLED LOSING A

RELATIONSHIP WITH HER

SISTER.

BELLA TAUGHT ME IT IS

ABOUT GIVING TO OTHERS,

ABOUT SELFLESSNESS.

I REMEMBER HOLDING HER AT

ONE POINT, AND I JUST SAW

VULNERABILITY.

AND I THOUGHT, GOSH, THAT IS

HOW MY LORD LOOKS AT ME.

HE SEES ALL OF US AS

VULNERABLE, AS TOTALLY

UNABLE TO DO ANYTHING

WITHOUT HIM OR HIS LOVE.

AND BELLA IS LOOKING AT ME

SAYING, JUST LOVE ME.

David: AND, BOY, IS

SHE LOVED.

NOT JUST BY HER FAMILY, BUT

BY PEOPLE SHE HAS NEVER

MET.

DURING RICK'S 2012

PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN,

SUPPORTERS CAME TO RALLIES

WITH BELLASIGNS.

BUT, STILL,THE FAMILY SAW A

DESPERATE NEED,AND HELP

CAME FROM LEANING ON THE

LORD AND HIS WORD,

ESPECIALLY THE 23 PALM.

IT IS SUCH A POWERFUL

IMAGE BECAUSE WHEN ANY

PARENT GETS A BAD DIAGNOSIS,

IT IS CRUSHING AND

HEARTBREAKING.

AND THE BEAUTIFUL THING IS

WHEN YOU HAVE OUR LORD

THERE, AND YOU'RE GOING

THROUGH A REALLY HARD TIME,

IT IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL

THING TO KNOW HE IS THERE

WITH YOU, BRINGING YOU

THROUGHOUT OF THAT DARK

VALLEY AND GIVING YOU THE

STRENGTH FOR THE JOURNEY.

David: AND THEY NEEDED

THAT STRENGTH, ESPECIALLY

FOR THEIR MARRIAGE.

MANY COUPLES WITH

SPECIAL-NEEDS CHILDREN END

UP DIVORCED.

YOU HAVE MOMENTS WHERE

YOU MAY FEEL DIFFERENTLY

ABOUT CARE, DECISIONS, WHERE

TO GO, WHAT HOSPITAL TO GO

TO, LOTS OF DIFFERENT

THINGS.

BUT IN THE END, YOU

FORGIVE.

YOU HEAL.

AND YOU KNOW THAT YOU'RE IN

THIS TOGETHER.

HERE IS THIS LITTLE

VESSEL THAT CHRIST SENT TO

US, TO TEACH US WHAT HE IS

TRYING TO TEACH US, WHICH IS

TO GIVE OF YOURSELF FULLY

AND COMPLETELY, NOT JUST TO

THIS LITTLE GIRL, BUT TO

YOUR MARRIAGE.

IT IS ABOUT SELFLESS LOVE.

THE REASON THAT MARRIAGES

BREAK UP IS BECAUSE WE GO IN

THERE WITH THE EXPECTATION

OF WHAT MARRIAGE IS FOR YOU,

RATHER THAN WHAT YOU CAN

GIVE.

David: THE SANTORUMS

HOPE THIS BOOK HELPS OTHER

PARENTS WITH SPECIAL-NEEDS

CHILDREN, TO LET THEM KNOW

IT'S GOING TO BE OKAY.

I PROMISE YOU IT WILL GET

BETTER.

YOU HAVE MORE STRENGTH THAN

YOU THINK.

YOU TAKE ONE DAY AT A TIME.

SOMETIMES YOU'RE LITERALLY

LIVING MOMENT TO MOM.

David: AND THE

SANTORUMS THANK GOD FOR THAT

STRENGTH, PATIENCE, AND

KNOWLEDGE THAT THEIR LITTLE

GIRL WAS WORTH IT ALL.

HIS PLAN, AS UNWELCOME AS

IT CAN BE, IS IN FACT A

PERFECT PLAN.

I DON'T THINK I'D SAY THAT

BELLA WAS UNWELCOME -- I

DIDN'T WANT A CHILD WITH

TRISOMY 18, BUT IF YOU ASK

KAREN AND I TODAY IF WE

WOULD TRADE BELLA FOR ANY

OTHER CHILD, ABSOLUTELY

NOT.

David: DAVID BRODY,

CBN NEWS.

Gordon: IT IS WONDERFUL

TO SEE A POLITICIAN NOT JUST

TALKING IT, BUT HERE HE IS

WALKING IT OUT DAY BY DAY.

GOD BLESS THE SANTORUMS, AND

GOD BLESS BELLA.

WENDY?

Wendy: UP NEXT, A YOUNG

WIFE LEARNS THAT SHE WILL

NEVER BECOME A MOTHER.

I WAS CRUSHED.

I WAS CRUSHED.

I WAS REALLY SAD TO BE TOLD

THAT YOU'LL NEVER HAVE KIDS

ON YOUR OWN.

IT IS DEVASTATING.

Wendy: SEE HOW SHE

DEFIES HER DOCTOR'S

PROGNOSIS WITH NOT JUST ONE

BUT TWO MIRACLE BABIES.

Wendy: WELCOME BACK.

AMANDA TALI WAS A YOUNG

BRIDE, LOOKING FORWARD TO

STARTING A FAMILY WITH HER

HUSBAND.

SO WHEN HER DOCTOR TOLD HER

SHE MIGHT NOT EVEN BE ABLE

TO HAVE A CHILD OF HER OWN,

SHE WAS DEVASTATED.

BUT SHE WAS NOT DEFEATED

BECAUSE AMANDA BELIEVED IN

THE POWER OF PRAYER.

Reporter: WHEN AMANDA

AND DAVID TALI MARRIED IN

2010, THEY WANTED TO START A

FAMILY RIGHT AWAY.

I ALWAYS WANTED A

FAMILY.

MY HUSBAND AND I BOTH KNEW,

WHEN WE GOT MARRIED, THAT WE

WANTED KIDS.

JUST HAVING SOMEONE TO LOVE

UNCONDITIONALLY, MORE LIKE

HOW CHRIST LOVES US.

Reporter: BUT AFTER SIX

MONTHS OF NEGATIVE PREGNANCY

TESTS, AMANDA DECIDED TO

VISIT HER DOCTOR.

AND THE DIAGNOSIS CAME AS A

SHOCK.

IT IS A POLY CYSTIC

OVARIAN SYNDROME, AND IT

MAKES IT HARD FOR YOU TO

HAVE KIDS.

Reporter: THE DOCTOR

SAID SHE MIGHT ONLY CONCEIVE

THROUGH I.V.F. OR OTHER

FERTILITY TREATMENTS.

I WAS CRUSHED AND REALLY

SAD.

I JUST DIDN'T UNDERSTAND.

I WAS HEALTHY.

I HAD NEVER HAD ANY PROBLEMS

BEFORE.

AND TO BE TOLD THAT YOU'LL

NEVER HAVE KIDS ON YOUR OWN

IS DEVASTATING.

Reporter: AMANDA AND

DAVID DECIDED NOT TO FOLLOW

THROUGH WITH TREATMENTS.

INSTEAD, THEY PRAYED.

SO IT WAS MOSTLY JUST

PLEADING AND ASKING, YOU

KNOW, WHY?

WHAT DO WE DO?

WHAT'S NEXT?

WE NEVER REALLY GOT TO THE

POINT WHERE WE 100% GAVE

UP.

WE BOTH WOULD HAVE DAYS

WHERE SOME DAYS I WAS

STRONGER AND SOME DAYS MY

HUSBAND WOULD BE STRONGER,

BUT WE JUST REALLY BELIEVED

THAT ONE WAY OR ANOTHER WE

WOULD HAVE OUR BABY.

WHETHER THAT WAS THROUGH

HAVING OWN KIDS OR ADOPTION

OR WHATEVER THAT WOULD LOOK

LIKE FOR US.

WE NEVER REALLY LOST HOPE

FOR THAT, BUT THERE WERE

SOME HARD MOMENTS FOR SURE.

Reporter: AFTER A YEAR

PRAYING FOR A MIRACLE,

AMANDA GOT AN ANSWER WHILE

WATCHING "THE 700 CLUB."

GORDON WAS TALKING ABOUT

HEALING.

AND HE WAS TALKING ABOUT

SUPER NATURAL HEALING, AND

TELLING STORIES OF THESE

MIRACULOUS THINGS THAT GOD

HAD DONE FOR PEOPLE.

ALL OF A SUDDEN I HEAR

GORDON SAY AMANDA, AND I

LOOK UP.

Gordon: THERE IS A LADY

NAMED AMANDA, AND YOU'RE

LAYING YOUR HANDS ON YOUR

ABDOMEN, AND YOU'RE ASKING

GOD, HEAL MY OVARIES AND

GIVE ME A BABY.

AND GOD HAS HEARD YOUR

PRAYER.

HE IS RESPONDING.

AND YOU'RE HEALED NOW.

AND HE IS GOING TO GIVE YOU

YOUR HEART'S DESIRE.

HE IS GOING TO GIVE YOU THAT

BABY.

JUST BELIEVE IN HIM NOW.

BELIEVE IN HIM.

I WAS JUST SOBBING.

I WAS JUST IN THIS MOMENT

OF, I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS IS

HAPPENING.

I KNEW HE WAS TALKING TO

ME.

I HAD CHILLS ALL OVER MY

BODY.

HIS RUSH, THIS FEELING THAT

I NEVER FELT BEFORE.

I KNEW IT WAS HIM, AND IT

WAS THE HOLY SPIRIT HEALING

ME IN THAT MOMENT.

Reporter: JUST THREE

WEEKS LATER, AMANDA WAS

PREGNANT.

10 MONTHS LATER SHE GAVE

BIRTH TO A BABY GIRL NAMED

REAGAN.

AND TODAY REAGAN IS A BIG

SISTER TO ADALINE.

SCIENCE CAN'T EXPLAIN IT,

THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY CAN'T

EXPLAIN IT.

I CAN'T EXPLAIN IT.

IT WAS JUST A GOD MOMENT.

HE COMPLETELY HEALED ME AND

I HAVE TWO CHILDREN, TO

THANK HIM FOR THAT.

NOW I UNDERSTAND MORE ABOUT

HOW THE LORD LOVES US.

YOU KNOW, HE KNOWS EVERY

SINGLE THING THAT WE'RE

THINKING AND THAT WE'RE

GOING THROUGH.

AND IT IS JUST CRAZY.

IT IS JUST CRAZY THAT HIS

LOVE THAT HE HAS, IT IS

LIFE-CHANGING.

IT IS 100% LIFE-CHANGING.

Wendy: WOW, THAT WAS A

CLEAR WORD THAT AMANDA GOT

FROM THE LORD, THAT GORDON

HEARD FOR HER.

WE HAVE SOME GREAT PRAISE

REPORTS.

HERE IS TIM IN MICHIGAN, AND

HE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH

DEGENERATIVE DISC DISEASE AT

THE AGE OF 19, AND TOLD HE

WHAT MOST LIKELY BE IN A

WHEELCHAIR ONE DAY.

AND IN 2000 HE RUPTURED A

DISC IN HIS BACK AND

REMAINED ON VERY STRONG PAIN

MEDICATION FOR 15 YEARS.

HE REACHED THE POINT WHERE

HE WAS EVEN THINKING ABOUT

SUICIDE.

LAST JANUARY TIM WAS

WATCHING "THE 700 CLUB,"

AND, GARD GORDON, YOU WERE

GIVING A WORD OF KNOWLEDGE.

YOU SAID, "YOU HAVE

DETERIORATING BONE IN THE

VERTEBRAE, AND YOU LIVE IN

CONSTANT PAIN.

GOD IS HEALING YOU.

HE IS RESTORING YOU NOW IN

JESUS' NAME."

TIM FELT A TINGLING IN HIS

BODY.

HE WENT TO BED AND WOKE THE

NEXT MORNING ABLE TO MOVE

WITH NO PAIN, WHICH HE

HADN'T BEEN ABLE TO DO IN

YEARS.

Gordon: HALLELUJAH.

HERE IS SCOTT, IN ILLINOIS,

AND HE WENT TO A DOCTOR FOR

WHAT HE THOUGHT IT WAS A

EXAM, AND IT SHOWED

SCLEROSIS OF THE LIVER.

THE DOCTORS WANTED TO START

TREATMENT, BUT SCOTT WANTED

TO START PRAYER.

AND SO HE CALLED "THE 700

CLUB."

AND THEN HE WENT BACK TO THE

DOCTORS AND THEY REVEALED NO

MORE SCLEROSIS OF THE

LIVER.

AND HE IS PRAISING GOD.

GOD IS THE SAME.

JESUS IS THE SAME YESTERDAY,

TODAY, AND FOREVER.

IF WE CAN ONLY BELIEVE -- IF

WE CAN ONLY BELIEVE THEN WE

CAN LIVE LIKE THEY LIVED IN

BIBLE DAYS.

WE READ THESE STORIES IN THE

BIBLE OF WHAT JESUS DID, AND

IT IS AMAZING HOW HE HEALED

THE BLIND AND HOW HE OPENED

DEAF EARS, HOW THE LAME

WALKED AND HOW HE RAISED THE

DEAD.

HE DID ALL OF THESE THINGS.

AND THE WONDERFUL NEWS --

AND IT'S GREAT NEWS -- HE IS

STILL DOING IT TODAY.

ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS

BELIEVE.

AND SO MANY TIMES WE GET SO

SOPHISTICATED WITH OUR

THEOLOGY THAT WE PUT GOD IN

A BOX AND WE DON'T REALIZE

THAT WITH HIM ALL THINGS ARE

POSSIBLE, THAT HE IS THE

ANSWER TO EVERY HUMAN NEED.

AND THAT WHEN YOU HAVE HIM

IN YOUR LIFE, THEN FOR YOU

ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE.

ALL THINGS.

THERE IS NO LIMIT TO HIS

LOVE.

THERE IS NO LIMIT TO HIS

POWER.

GO OUT AND LOOK AT THE

STARS.

SEE THE HEAVENS SPREAD OUT.

HE DID ALL OF THAT BY

SPEAKING A WORD.

THAT'S ALL HE HAD TO DO.

AND SO FOR YOU, LAY ASIDE

WHATEVER DOUBT, LAY ASIDE

WHATEVER THING IS HINDERING

YOU FROM BELIEVING, AND JUST

COME TO HIM AS A LITTLE

CHILD AND SAY, DADDY, HERE

IS MY NEED.

AND BELIEVE AND TRUST HIM,

THAT WHAT HE HAS PROMISED HE

IS ABLE TO DO.

AND HE WILL DO.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO CONVINCE

HIM.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO ARGUE.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO

SACRIFICE.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO MAKE ANY

KIND OF PLEDGES OR ANYTHING

LIKE THAT.

IT'S ALL BASED ON WHAT JESUS

DID ON THE CROSS.

THAT IS OUR ANSWER.

HE IS OUR SAVIOR.

HIS COVENANT AND HIS BLOOD

IS SUFFICIENT FOR YOU.

THERE IS NOTHING YOU NEED TO

ADD TO IT.

IT'S ALREADY BEEN DONE.

AND ALL YOU HAVE TO DO TO

GET IT IS TO SAY, DADDY, I

NEED THIS AND I BELIEVE THAT

YOU WILL DO IT FOR ME.

SO WE'RE GOING TO PRAY.

WE'RE GOING TO AGREE.

WE'VE GOT A GREAT STUDIO

AUDIENCE HERE, AND THEY'RE

GOING TO AGREE.

WE'VE GOT A GREAT VIEWING

AUDIENCE, AND THEY'RE GOING

TO AGREE.

AND THE BIBLE SAYS, "WHEN

TWO OR MORE AGREE TOUCHING

ANYTHING, IT SHALL BE DONE

BY OUR FATHER IN HEAVEN."

SO LET'S BELIEVE AND LET'S

AGREE.

AND LET'S TOUCH IT NOW.

SO IN AN ACT OF FAITH, LAY

YOUR HAND ON THAT AREA OF

THE BODY THAT NEEDS

HEALING.

IF IT'S THROUGHOUT YOUR

BODY, LAY YOUR HAND ON THE

TOP OF YOUR HEAD.

IF THERE ARE PEOPLE AROUND,

ASK THEM, COULD YOU COME AND

PRAY FOR ME AND LAY HANDS ON

ME.

AND LET'S AGREE AND LET'S

LET GOD DO A MIRACLE FOR

YOU.

LET'S PRAY.

LORD, WE LIFT THE NEEDS OF

THE AUDIENCE TO YOU.

AND WE COME TOGETHER IN

AGREEMENT.

AND WHEN TWO OR MORE ARE

GATHERED TOGETHER IN YOUR

NAME, YOU'RE IN THE MIDST OF

US.

AND SO WE JUST ENTHRONE YOU

RIGHT NOW.

WE THANK YOU, JESUS, FOR

WHAT YOU DID.

WE THANK YOU FOR THE CROSS.

WE THANK YOU FOR TAKING ALL

OF OUR SIN.

WE THANK YOU FOR CARRYING

AWAY ALL OF OUR ILLNESS.

YOU BORE ALL OF OUR PAIN,

ALL OF OUR SUFFERING.

YOU DID IT ALL.

AND YOU DIDN'T STOP THERE.

YOU ROSE AGAIN FROM THE

GRAVE AND YOU LIVE NOW AT

THE RIGHT HAND OF THE

FATHER.

YOU LIVE TO PRAY FOR US, TO

INTERCEDE FOR US.

SO NOW, IN YOUR MIDST, WITH

YOU HERE IN OUR AGREEMENT,

WE COME TOGETHER TO THE

THRONE ROOM WITH YOU, AND WE

LAY OUR REQUESTS BEFORE THE

THRONE OF GRACE.

WE COME BELIEVING.

AND WE SAY, FATHER IN HEAVEN

, HEAL.

LET YOUR WILL BE DONE ON

EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN.

MAY YOUR WILL BE DONE IN

THESE BODIES NOW.

FOR EVERY WHO IS LAYING

HANDS ON THAT AREA OF THE

BODY THAT NEEDS HEALING, MAY

YOUR WILL BE DONE IN THEIR

BODY, AS IT IS IN HEAVEN.

AND IN HEAVEN, THERE IS NO

SICK, THERE ARE NO TEARS.

THERE IS NO LACK.

THERE IS JUST RIGHTEOUSNESS,

PEACE, AND JOY.

AND WE CLAIM THAT NOW FOR

THESE PEOPLE WHO ARE

PRAYING.

WE COME TO AGREEMENT WITH

THEM, AND WE SAY TO IT NOW:

BE HEALED AND BE MADE

WHOLE.

PAIN, LEAVE THIS BODY NOW IN

JESUS' NAME.

CANCER, LEAVE IT NOW IN THE

NAME OF JESUS.

IN THE NAME OF JESUS, BE

RESTORED NOW.

THERE IS SOMEONE, YOU'VE GOT

A PROBLEM WITH YOUR RIGHT

SHOULDER, AND IT'S IN THE

BACK AND IT IS INCREDIBLY

PAINFUL FOR YOU TO MOVE.

YOU ACTUALLY HAVE YOUR WHOLE

ARM IN A SLING.

GOD HAS HEALED YOU NOW.

YOU JUST FELT IT GO

THROUGH.

WHAT YOU CAPITO COULDN'T DO

BEFORE, DO IT NOW AND

REALIZE YOUR SHOULDER HAS

BEEN COMPLETELY HEALED,

COMPLETELY SET FREE.

THERE IS SOMEONE ELSE,

YOU'VE GOT CYSTS ON YOUR

OVARIES, AND IT IS

INCREDIBLY PAINFUL.

AND THEY ARE SHRINKING AND

GOING AWAY NOW.

YOU'RE DELIVERED FROM THAT.

AND IT IS NEVER GOING TO

COME BACK.

I KNOW YOU'VE GOTTEN A

DOCTOR'S REPORT THAT THIS IS

SOME RECURRING THING WITH

YOU.

IT'S NEVER GOING TO COME

BACK ON YOU EVER AGAIN.

YOU ARE SET FREE FROM IT NOW

IN JESUS' NAME.

WENDY, WHAT DO YOU HAVE?

Wendy: SOMEONE WITH A

GROWTH OR TUMOR IN YOUR

STOMACH AREA, GOD IS

TOUCHING YOU RIGHT NOW.

RECEIVE THAT HEALING IN

JESUS' NAME.

AND SOMEONE WITH DIABETIC

NERVE PAIN, GOD IS TOUCHING

YOU NOW.

AND SOMEONE WITH A VERY

PRICKLY FEELING IN BOTH OF

YOUR FEET, AND GOD IS

HEALING YOU NOW.

Gordon: THERE IS AN

ANOINTING FOR PEOPLE WITH

BACK INJURIES.

GET UP AND BE HEALED.

GET UP AND DO WHAT YOU

COULDN'T DO BEFORE.

BEGIN MOVING AND BENDING

OVER AND REALIZE YOU'VE BEEN

SET FREE FROM THAT PAIN.

IT IS NO LONGER GOING TO

AFFLICT YOU.

YOU'RE HEALED IN JESUS'

NAME.

SOMEONE ELSE WITH PROBLEMS

IN YOUR RIGHT EAR AND

DIMINISHED HEARING IN THAT,

AND GOD HAS JUST OPENED IT

FOR YOU.

AND YOU'RE GOING TO BE ABLE

TO HEAR CLEARLY.

IN FACT, YOU'LL HEAR BETTER

OUT OF THAT EAR THAN YOUR

LEFT EAR.

IN JESUS' NAME, BE RESTORED

AND MADE WHOLE.

LORD, WE THANK YOU FOR YOU

ARE THE HEALER.

YOU'RE THE DELIVERER.

YOU CAME TO SET US FREE.

WE THANK YOU FOR IT IN

JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

IF YOU'VE BEEN HEALED, IF

YOU'VE HAD A MIRACLE, GIVE

US A CALL.

LET US KNOW.

WE WANT TO SHARE WITH OTHERS

THE STORY OF WHAT GOD IS

DOING.

THE BIBLE SAYS TELL EVERYONE

ABOUT THE MIRACLES OF GOD.

YOU FIND THAT IN PSALM 105.

SO DO THAT, TELL US WHAT GOD

HAS DONE FOR YOU.

CALL US: 1-800-759-0700.

WENDY?

Wendy: COMING UP LATER,

OUT OF AFRICA, THE STORY OF

A MIRACLE.

I GREW UP IN A SMALL

VILLAGE IN KENYA.

AS I GREW OLDER, I REALIZED

MANY PEOPLE DID NOT HAVE

EASY ACCESS TO WATER.

Wendy: WATCH HOW A

DREAM 12 YEARS IN THE MAKING

COMES TRUE.

AND WELCOME BACK TO "THE

700 CLUB."

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION IS

WORKING TO REPAIR RELATIONS

WITH ISRAEL AND PRO-ISRAEL

DEMOCRATS.

THE WHITE HOUSE SENT JOSEPH

BIDEN TO A CELEBRATION FOR

ISRAEL'S INDEPENDENCE DAY.

HE SAYS HE HAS SEEN A NUMBER

OF DISAGREEMENTS BETWEEN

AMERICA AND ISRAEL, BUT HE

SAID DESPITE THE RECENT

DISPUTES, AMERICA STILL

WANTS TO PROTECT THE JEWISH

STATE.

WE'RE LIKE FAMILY.

WE HAVE A LOT TO SAY TO ONE

ANOTHER.

SOMETIMES WE DRIVE EACH

OTHER CRAZY, BUT WE LOVE

EACH OTHER.

AND WE PROTECT EACH OTHER.

[APPLAUSE]

IN THIS MOMENT OF SOME

DISAGREEMENT OCCASIONALLY

BETWEEN OUR GOVERNMENTS, I

WANT TO SET THE RECORD

STRAIGHT ON ONE THING: NO

PRESIDENT HAS EVER DONE MORE

TO SUPPORT ISRAEL'S SECURITY

THAN PRESIDENT BARACK

OBAMA.

AND PRESIDENT OBAMA IS

ALSOSTRENGTHEN

RELATIONS WITH AMERICANJEWS

AND PRO-ISRAELDEMOCRATS

INSIDE CONGRESS, EVENHE

WORKSHIS NUCLEAR

DEAL WITH IRAN.

> "OPERATION BLESSING" IS

GIVING HOPE ANDLIFE TO

CHILDREN IN HAITI.

ON A SPRING DAY AFTER THE

TRAGIC 2010 EARTHQUAKE,

MICAH WAS LEFT IN A SHOE BOX

AT THE DOORS OF A CHILDREN'S

HOME IN PORT-AU-PRINCE.

SHE WAS NEARLY ONE-WEEK-OLD

AND CLOSE TO DEATH.

IN THE FOLLOWING WEEKS,

LOVING CARE-GIVERS NURSED

HER BACK TO HEALTH.

SHE IS NOW FIVE YEARS OLD

AND FULL OF LIFE, AND ONE OF

MANY CHILDREN IN THE HOME

FOUNDED IN 2010 IN

PARTNERSHIP WITH "OPERATION

BLESSING."

IT HAS SINCE GROWN AND

EXPANDED AND NOW PROVIDES

ROUND-THE-CLOCK CARE FOR

CHILDREN.

IT IS ABEAUTIFUL FACILITY.

YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE ABOUT

IT AND WHAT "OPERATION

BLESSING" IS DOING AROUND

THE WORLD BY GOING TO ITS

WEBSITE, OB.ORG.

GORDON AND WENDY ARE BACK

WITH MORE OF "THE 700

CLUB."

IT IS COMING UP RIGHT AFTER

THIS.

Gordon: OVER A BILLION

PEOPLE WORLDWIDE LIVE

WITHOUT CLEAN DRINKING

WATER.

IN PLACES LIKE KENYA, WHERE

A WOMAN NAMED EMILY HAD A

DREAM THAT LED TO A

MIRACLE.

MY NAME IS EMILY GLUTA.

I LIVE IN THE UNITED

STATES.

BUT MY STORY BEGINS IN

AFRICA.

I GREW UP IN A SMALL VILLAGE

IN KENYA.

WHEN I WAS YOUNG, I GOT UP

EARLY AND FETCHED WATER FROM

A NEARBY STREAM.

AS I GOT OLDER, I REALIZED

MANY PEOPLE DID NOT HAVE

EASY ACCESS TO WATER.

THIS IS THE WAY IT WAS IN MY

HUSBAND'S VILLAGE, WHICH IS

CALLED MORINGA.

IT IS A DRY PLACE, WHERE THE

HOUSES ARE MEAGER.

ONCE IN GENERATIONS LONG

PAST, WATER WAS ABUNDANT

HERE, BUT THE RIVERS HAVE

RUN DRY.

AND SOMETIMES THE EARTH

ITSELF IS ALL THAT FLOWS.

IN THIS PLACE, THE SUN BAKES

ALL THAT IT TOUCHES.

AND THE BLOWING DUST LEAVES

DEATH IN ITS PATH.

WHEN MY HUSBAND, GABRIEL,

AND I MARRIED, I STAYED FOR

A SHORT TIME IN MORINGA, AND

FETCHED WATER WITH THE OTHER

WOMEN.

THE WATER WAS A LONG WAY

OFF, AROUND A DISTANT

MOUNTAIN.

EVERY DAY THE WOMEN OF

MORINGA MADE THIS JOURNEY.

AFTER WE MARRIED, GABRIEL

AND I MOVED TO THE UNITED

STATES.

GABRIEL STUDIED AND BECAME A

PASTOR.

LIFE IS EASY IN THE UNITED

STATES.

BUT I'VE NOT FORGOTTEN ABOUT

THE WOMEN OF HIS VILLAGE.

WOMEN LIKE ELIZABETH.

I WAKE UP 7:00 IN THE

MORNING, AND I GO TO FETCH

WATER FOR THE DAY.

I DO NOT GET BACK HOME UNTIL

11:00.

I HAD A DONKEY, BUT HE

DIED.

NOW I MUST CARRY THE WATER

MYSELF.

SOMETIMES I HAVE TO GO TWICE

TO GET ENOUGH FOR THE DAY.

ON THOSE DAYS, I AM SO TIRED

I CAN DO NOTHING ELSE.

I'M A TEACHER, BUT I ALSO

HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF MY

HOUSE AND MY FAMILY.

I CAN ONLY TEACH IN THE

MORNING BECAUSE EVERY

AFTERNOON I GO TO THE LAKE

TO GET WATER.

IT IS DIRTY.

MANY CHILDREN GET SICK AND

MISS SCHOOL BECAUSE OF

STOMACH INFECTIONS.

WITHOUT WATER, EVEN THE

ANIMALS GET SICK.

IN THE UNITED STATES, I

WORK.

I POUR WATER EVERY DAY, AND

I REMEMBER MORINGA.

I JUST STARTED THINKING OF

LIVING THERE WITH MY KIDS,

AND THEM GETTING SICK.

AND MY HUSBAND AND I STARTED

TO PRAY AND ASK GOD, HOW CAN

WE BE OF HELP TO THE

VILLAGERS?

AND I KNEW IF THEY WOULD GET

CLEAN WATER, THAT WOULD HELP

THEM GIVE THEIR LIVES TO

JESUS.

MY HEART WAS TROUBLED, SO I

FASTED AND PRAYED.

THAT THE LORD WOULD SHOW ME

THE WAY TO HELP MY PEOPLE.

ON THE FIFTH DAY OF MY FAST,

THE GOD OF HAND MOVED.

WE WERE SITTING HAVING

BREAKFAST, AND THIS PRECIOUS

YOUNG WOMAN CAME, AND WE

STARTED TALKING.

AND THEY WANTED TO KNOW

WHERE I'M FROM, AND I SAID,

I'M FROM KENYA.

AND WE SAID WE'RE A

MINISTRY THAT DUG WELLS FOR

PEOPLE WHO DIDN'T HAVE CLEAN

DRINKING WATER.

AND SHE SAID, I HAVE BEEN

FASTING AND PRAYING FOR A

WELL FOR MY VILLAGE IN

KENYA.

I SAID, SWEETHEART, GET US

YOUR INFORMATION, AND WE

WOULD LOVE TO SEE IF WE

COULD DO SOMETHING TO HELP

YOU.

THIS WOMAN I MET, JANET

BAKER, WAS THE HEAD OF A

CHARITY THAT RAISES MONEY SO

CBN CAN DIG WELLS AROUND THE

WORLD.

BUT IN MORINGA, IT IS SO

DRY, WELLS MIGHT BE HUNDREDS

OF FEET DEEP.

IT SEEMS IT WOULD BE

IMPOSSIBLE TO DIG A WELL

THERE.

AND AS HARD AS IT LOOKED, I

NEEDED A GOD THAT NOTHING IS

HARD FOR HIM.

IN TIME THE MONEY WAS

RAISED, AND THE DEEP WELL

WAS DUG.

GABRIEL GOES BACK TO KENYA

EVERY YEAR, TO VISIT A

CHURCH HE STARTED IN

MORINGA.

HE WAS THERE WHEN THE WATER

FLOWED FOR THE FIRST TIME.

GOD WANTS TO GIVE YOU THE

LIVING WATER OF ETERNAL

LIFE.

THE WELL WAS DEDICATED TO

GOD.

HE TOLD ME STORIES OF THE

CELEBRATIONS AND THE

REJOICING.

I GOT WATER THREE TIMES

THAT DAY.

WE'RE LAUGHING AND PUSHING

EACH OTHER TO SEE WHO WILL

BE THE FIRST TO GET WATER.

I LIKE THE STORY, BUT TO

ME THE PEOPLE SEEMED SO

DISTANT.

NOW AFTER 12 YEARS IN THE

U.S., I'M RETURNING TO

MORINGA TO SEE THIS MIRACLE

THAT THE LORD HAS DONE.

I DID NOT KNOW WHAT TO

EXPECT WHEN WE ARRIVED IN

THE VILLAGE.

WOULD ANYONE REMEMBER ME?

DID THEY CARE THAT I HAD

COME HOME?

WOULD ANYONE COME TO WELCOME

ME?

I WILL BE PRAYING THAT

GOD WILL BLESS HER, THAT HE

WILL JUST LET HER GET SO

EXCITED IN KNOWING THAT HER

FAITHFULNESS BROUGHT IT ALL

ABOUT.

*

I WAS SO SURPRISED.

I DID NOT KNOW WHETHER TO

DANCE OR CRY.

*

I WISH ALL THESE PEOPLE

THAT ARE HERE TODAY, AS MUCH

AS THEY HAVE WATER, THEY'RE

THINKING ABOUT JESUS TO BE

THEIR SAVIOR.

WHAT A BLESSING.

WATER HAS COME TO A DRY

PLACE.

WE HAVE SEEN A MIRACLE OF

GOD.

I HAVE SO MUCH MORE FREE

TIME NOW.

I SELL IN THE MARKETPLACE,

AND I HAVE TIME TO WORK IN

THE FIELDS.

OUR ANIMALS ARE HEALTHY

BECAUSE THEY HAVE WATER TO

DRINK.

AND WE CAN ALL GIVE WATER TO

OUR CHILDREN WITHOUT

WORRYING THAT THEY WILL GET

SICK.

GOD IN HEAVEN SENT AND GAVE

US THIS WATER BECAUSE OF HER

PRAYERS.

I TAUGHT THE WOMEN OF

THE VILLAGE WHENEVER I

COULD, BUT SOMETIMES I COULD

NOT HELP BUT CRY.

IT IS BECAUSE OF GOD'S

LOVE.

IT TAKES A LOT OF TIME TO

MAKE CORNBREAD FOR MY

FAMILY.

JUST POUNDING THE CORN AND

SEPARATING IT IS HARD, BUT

I'M HAPPY TO DO IT.

AND BECAUSE OF THE WATER

WELL, I HAVE THE TIME.

I USED TO THINK ABOUT WATER,

EVEN WHILE I WAS TEACHING.

NOW I CAN FOCUS ON EDUCATING

THE CHILDREN.

I HAVE A LOT MORE ENERGY.

AND I CAN TEACH ALL DAY.

THE CHILDREN ARE HEALTHY AND

THEY DO NOT MISS SCHOOL.

SURELY THIS IS A GIFT FROM

GOD.

TODAY THE WOMEN OF

MORINGA WORK IN THE FIELDS,

DIGGING, PLANTING, AND

WATERING, KNOWING THAT SEEDS

WILL BEAR GOOD FRUITS.

THERE IS A LOT OF LAND

AROUND THE CHURCH.

WE DREAM THAT IN THE FUTURE,

THERE WILL BE PLENTY THERE,

AND PERHAPS A CHRISTIAN

ACADEMY TO TEACH THE YOUNG

PEOPLE ABOUT THE WORD OF

GOD.

WHEN I RETURN HOME TO THE

UNITED STATES, PART OF MY

HEART WILL REMAIN IN KENYA.

THESE ARE MY PEOPLE.

THIS IS MY FAMILY, AND I

LOVE THEM.

I WILL CONTINUE TO PRAY

FOR ELIZABETH.

ELIZABETH, CRISTINA, AND

THE OTHERS.

AND FOR US, GOD WILL WORK

EVEN GREATER MIRACLES HERE.

Gordon: WOW!

YOU JUST CAN'T SAY ENOUGH

ABOUT THAT STORY.

WHAT A WONDERFUL THING.

AND WHAT A WONDERFUL THING

JANET BAKER HAS DONE WITH

"WIDOWS' MIGHT."

IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF

IT, IF YOU SAY, I WANT TO BE

A PART OF THAT, I WANT TO

HAVE AN IMPACT AROUND THE

WORLD, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

IT'S JUST $20 A MONTH.

THAT BREAKS OUT TO 65 CENTS

A DAY.

AND YOU JOIN WITH TENS OF

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WHO SAY,

YEAH, I WANT TO MAKE A

DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD.

I WANT TO HELP PEOPLE.

IF THAT'S YOU, GIVE US A

CALL: 1-800-759-0700.

WHEN YOU CALL, ASK FOR

PLEDGE EXPRESS.

THAT'S ELECTRONIC MONTHLY

GIVING, WHERE THE BANK DOES

ALL OF THE WORK.

WE SAVE SO MUCH ON THE

PROCESSING, WE CAN SEND

"POWER FOR LIFE," MONTHLY

TEACHING C.D.s TO YOU.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE THOSE, ASK

FOR PLEDGE EXPRESS WHEN YOU

CALL.

AND IF YOU WANT TO DESIGNATE

YOUR GIFT TO WATER WELLS,

THERE IS A PLACE ON

cbn.com, ON THE GIVING

PAGE, WHERE YOU CAN DO THAT

NOW.

GIVE US A CALL:

1-800-759-0700.

Wendy: ONE OF THE

THINGS I LOVE ABOUT JANET

BAKER -- WE HAVE BEEN

FRIENDS FOR A LONG TIME --

BUT SHE HAS THIS NORTH

CAROLINA ACCENT, AND I WISH

I COULD DO IT --

Gordon: YOU HAVE A WEST

VIRGINIA ACCENT.

Wendy: IT IS JUST

SWEETIE, HONEY, AND ALL OF

THAT WONDERFUL NORTH

CAROLINA LOVING.

IT IS GOOD LOVE.

Gordon: WENDY IS

LONELY.

Wendy: GORDON IS NOT

FEELING IT.

YOU'LL HAVE TO COME OVER

HERE AND HUG HIM.

Gordon: WENDY IS READY

TO BE WON.

SHE IS A PRIZE.

Wendy: I'M A PRIZE.

THANK YOU.

Gordon: CALL US,

1-800-759-0700, IF YOU WANT

TO WIN.

SEND YOUR CREDIT REPORT, AND

A BACKGROUND CHECK.

[LAUGHTER]

Wendy: OKAY.

WHICH LINE AM I READING.

ALL RIGHT, UP NEXT, WHAT

HAPPENS WHEN 30 OF THE MOST

FAMOUS NAMES IN THE BUSINESS

GET TOGETHER ON ONE STAGE TO

PERFORM HITS FROM OUR

DECADES OF CHRISTIAN MUSIC?

WELL, STAY TUNED FOR THE

ANSWER, RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Wendy: THESE AMAZING

ARTISTS GATHERED TOGETHER

FOR A LIVE EVENT LIKE NO

OTHER, CELEBRATING MORE THAN

40 YEARS OF CHRISTIAN

MUSIC.

TAKE A LOOK.

RECENTLY, SOME OF THE TOP

NATION'S CONTEMPORARY

CHRISTIAN MUSICIANS GATHERED

AT AN EVENT.

* PRAISE TO THE LORD

*

* HE IS HOLY AND JUST

Reporter: THE LIVE

CONCERT AND D.V.D. REPORTING

OF THE EVENT BROUGHT ARTISTS

TOGETHER FOR GOOD MUSIC, A

GOOD TIME, AND A GOOD

CAUSE.

*

Reporter: OVER 33

ARTISTS JOINED THE SHOW,

SPANNING OVER FOUR DECADES

OF INDUSTRY HISTORY.

SOMETHING ABOUT THIS

EVENT KIND OF JUST HARKENING

BACK TO THE MUSIC FROM THE

BEGINNINGS OF CHRISTIAN

MUSIC AND TAKING ME BACK TO

THAT 16-YEAR-OLD KID THAT

WAS LISTENING TO AMY GRANT,

THE COLLECTION.

*

*

* MY LOVE, MY REDEEMER

A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE BEEN

VERY INFLUENTIAL IN MY

SONGWRITING AND IN MY

ARTISTRY.

THE LEGACY THAT THEY'RE

STILL LIVING IS AMAZING.

TO BE PARTNERED WITH THEM

IN SINGING THE GOSPEL IS AN

EXTREMELY HIGH HONOR.

* I CAN'T BELIEVE THE HOPES

HE HAS GRANTED ME *

WE'RE TALKING A SPAN OF

40 YEARS -- 45 YEARS FOR

ME.

I'M CONVINCED I WOULDN'T BE

SITTING IN THIS CHAIR OR IN

FRONT OF THE CROWDS, WITHOUT

ONE OF THE VERY FIRST

CHRISTIAN ALBUMS I BOUGHT IN

THE '70s, AND ALL OF THESE

GUYS WITH LONG HAIR SINGING

ABOUT JESUS.

YOU HAVE TO SORT OF

TRANSPORT YOURSELF BACK TO

THAT TIME AND IMAGINE WHAT

IT WAS LIKE, AND IT WAS LIKE

HISTORY IN THE MAKING.

* PEACE AND LOVE KEEPS US

STRONG *

Reporter: MANY ARTISTS

SAY THE SONGS FROM THEIR

PAST MEAN EVEN MORE TO THEM

TODAY.

* FRIENDS OF FRIENDS

FOREVER *

WE'LL ALL DO THINGS FROM

YESTERDAY-YEAR, I GUESS,

THAT I BELIEVE ARE STILL

RELEVANT.

IT IS THE MESSAGE THAT NEVER

CHANGES.

IT IS GOING TO BE GOOD TO

JUST SHARE WITH OLD

FRIENDS.

IT IS SOMETHING TO SING

SOME OF THESE TRUTHS WHEN

YOU'RE 25, 26, 27, BUT AFTER

YOU'VE HAD A CHILD OR TWO

AND AFTER YOU'VE LOST SOME

LOVED ONES, NOT ALL OF A

SUDDEN, BUT GRADUALLY THESE

LYRICS START CATCHING UP --

OR MAYBE I SHOULD SAY OUR

LIVES START CATCHING UP WITH

THE LYRICS AND WE REALIZE

THIS IS LIFE STUFF AND IT'S

VERY IMPORTANT.

*

IN THE SAME WAY THAT I'M

LISTENING TO THESE SONGS

THAT I FIRST STARTED HEARING

IN HIGH SCHOOL, AND THEY HAD

SUCH A PROFOUND AFFECT ON MY

JOY.

AND THIS DISCOVERY IS THE

ONLY WAY I KNOW HOW TO SAY

IT BECAUSE IT WAS KIND OF

COUNTER-CULTURE WAY BACK

WHEN, YOU KNOW?

AND JUST DOES MY HEART SUCH

GOOD TO HEAR THESE SONGS.

Reporter: PROCEEDS FROM

THE D.V.D. COLLECTION WILL

GO TO SUPPORT SEVERAL

CHARITIES, SUCH AS

"COMPASSION INTERNATIONAL,"

AND "THE VOICE OF THE

MARTYRS."

SO MUCH GRATEFULNESS THAT

I'M HEARING.

AND WE GET TO DO THIS.

YES, IT'S WORK, AND, YES,

THE TRAVELLING IS HARD.

AND AS WE GET OLDER, LIFE IS

A LITTLE DIFFERENT, BUT IT

IS A JOY.

IT IS QUITE A STORY.

I THINK IT IS A BIGGER STORY

IN MY HEAD AND HEART TODAY

THAN IT PROBABLY EVER HAS

BEEN.

I THINK WHEN YOU LOOK WHERE

IT IS NOW, AND YOU REALLY DO

CATCH YOURSELF GOING, WOW, I

WAS A PART OF THAT?

THAT'S A MIRACLE.

* YOU'RE MY FRIEND AND MY

PREACHER, WHO TAKES ME BY

THE HAND *

Wendy: THAT'S THE

GREATEST OF THE GREATS OF

CHRISTIAN MUSIC RIGHT

THERE.

IT DOESN'T GET ANY GREATER

THAN MICHAEL W.SMITH AND AMY

GRANT AND ALL OF THE REST

YOU JUST SAW.

THE C.D. AND D.V.D. ARE

CALLED "WE WILL STAND."

AND THEY WILL BE AVAILABLE

WHEREVER MUSIC IS SOLD.

SOUNDS LIKE A GOOD ONE TO

GET.

Gordon: WENDY, WHO IS

YOUR IDEAL MAN?

DOES HE HAVE TO BE A

MOUNTAIN CLIMBER?

DOES HE HAVE TO HAVE

CONQUERED MOUNTAIN

KILIMANJARO.

Wendy: HE HAS TO LOVE

JESUS.

AND, YEAH, IT WOULD BE GREAT

IF HE LIKES TO CLIMB

MOUNTAINS WITH ME.

Gordon: CALL US.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM PSALM 34: "I WILL

BLESS THE LORD AT ALL

TIMES.

PRAISE SHALL CONTINUALLY BE

IN MY MOUTH."

FOR WENDY, FOR ME, FOR ALL

OF US HERE, GOD BLESS YOU.

WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN.

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