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The 700 Club - February 22, 2017

The opioid addictions in America’s heartland are skyrocketing and consequences are deadly. Plus, the two-time gold medal winning skeet shooter Vincent Hancock shares what he’s really aiming for. Read Transcript


Wendy: COMING

UP...THE CRISIS IN THE

HEARTLAND.

THIS MIGHT KILL ME.

I MAY DIE.

Wendy: OPIOID

ADDICTIONS ARE

SKYROCKETING, AND IT IS

KILLING MIDDLE AMERICA.

I KNEW I WAS NEVER,

EVER GOING BACK.

Wendy: THEN, THE

TWO-TIME GOLD MEDAL

WINNING SKEET SHOOTER,

VINCENT HANCOCK TELLS US

WHAT HE IS REALLY AIMING

FOR.

THIS IS WHAT YOU'RE

MEANT TO DO.

Wendy: ON TODAY'S

"700 CLUB."

*

Pat: WELL, WELCOME,

FOLKS, TO THIS EDITION OF

"THE 700 CLUB."

YOU KNOW, THE LAW IS ON

THE BOOKS HAVING TO DO

WITH ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS,

BUT I, FOR ONE, WISH THE

PRESIDENT HAD JUST COOLED

IT ON THIS ONE AND GOT

AHEAD WITH TAX CUTS

BECAUSE THIS IS SETTING UP

A FIRESTORM.

THEY'RE NOW ROUNDING UP

ILLEGAL ALIENS ALL OVER

THE COUNTRY.

NO, THEY'RE NOT SUPPOSED

TO BE HERE, AND IF THEY'RE

CRIMINALS, THEY SHOULD BE

LOCKED UP.

BUT, BOY, OH, BOY,

EVERYBODY IS AFTER HIM.

AND IT WILL BE ONE MORE

BROUHAHA I WISH WE DIDN'T

HAVE TO GO THROUGH.

WENDY IS HERE.

Wendy: I AM.

IT IS WEDNESDAY.

Pat: A WENDY

WEDNESDAY.

Wendy: I DON'T KNOW

IF THE FOLKS AT HOME CAN

SEE YOUR TIE, BUT YOU HAVE

LITTLE HORSES GALLOPING ON

THERE.

Pat: YOU ARE SO

OBSERVANT.

LITTLE HORSES JUMPING.

THAT IS A LAVAD THAT HORSE

IS DOING.

Wendy: A LAVANT?

> THE PRESIDENT IS

WORKING WITH CONGRESS ON

SOME KEY ISSUES LIKE

REPEALING AND REPLACING

OBAMACARE, BUT SOME

MEMBERS OF CONGRESS ARE

FACING PROTESTS WHEN THEY

GO HOME FOR LOCAL TOWNHALL

MEETINGS.

CAITLIN BURKE BRINGS US

THAT STORY.

Caitlin: FROM TRAFFIC

VIOLATIONS TO MURDER, ANY

IMMIGRANT IN THE U.S.

ILLEGALLY AND IS EVEN

CONSIDERED UNDER A

FRACTION, ARE UNDER THE

NEW RULE.

THOSE WHO POSE A THREAT

TO PUBLIC SAFETY OR WHO

HAVE COMMITTED A CRIME

WILL BE THE FIRST TO GO.

Caitlin: SUPPORTERS

ARE APPLAUDING THE NEW

RULE, BUT THE IMMIGRANT

COMMUNITY AND ITS

ADVOCATES ARE DENOUNCING

IT.

BREAKING UP FAMILIES

AND DEPORTING IMMIGRANTS

IS NOT GOING TO SOLVE ANY

OF THOSE ROBS.

Reporter: WHEN TRUMP

WON THE ELECTION IN

NOVEMBER, MANY JOINED THE

SANCTUARY MOVEMENT,

OFFERING ASYLUM TO

UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS.

BUT A RECENT POLL SHOWS A

MAJORITY OF THE AMERICANS

STAND BEHIND TRUMP'S

POSITION TO CRACK DOWN ON

CERTAIN COUNTRIES.

80% SAY LOCAL AUTHORITIES

SHOULD HAVE TO APPLY WITH

THE LAW BY REPORTING TO

FEDERAL AGENTS THE ILLEGAL

IMMIGRANTS THEY COME INTO

CONTACT WITH.

AND PRESIDENT TRUMP IS

TALKING ABOUT THE JEWISH

COMMUNITIES IN THE RECENT

MONTHS.

President Trump: THE

ANTI-SEMITIC THREATS TO

OUR JEWISH COMMUNITY

CENTERS ARE HORRIBLE AND

PAINFUL, AND A VERY SAD

REMINDER OF THE WORK THAT

STILL MUST BE DONE TO ROOT

OUT HATE AND PREJUDICE AND

EVIL.

Reporter: TRUMP'S

COMMENTS MADE AT THE NEWLY

OPENED NATIONAL MUSEUM OF

AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY

AND CULTURE MARKS THE

FIRST TIME HE HAS DIRECTLY

ADDRESSED THE THREATS

AGAINST AMERICAN JEWS.

MEANWHILE, CONGRESS IS

ALSO FACING CRITICISM, AND

IT IS COMING FROM BOTH

SIDES OF THE AISLE.

ONE MAJOR PROBLEM:

AGREEING ON A WAY TO

REPEAL AND REPLACE

OBAMACARE.

THE "NEW YORK TIMES"

RECENTLY REPORTED, QUOTE,

"EFFORTS TO COM COME UP WITH A

REPLACEMENT FOR THE HEALTH

CARE LAW HAVE BEEN STYMIED

BY DISAGREEMENTS BY

REPUBLICANS."

AND DEMOCRATS ARE TAKING

THEIR PROTESTS AGAINST THE

PLANS ON OBAMACARE,

IMMIGRATION, AND OTHER

ISSUES TO REPUBLICAN

LAWMAKERS IN THEIR LOCAL

TOWNHALL MEETINGS.

NO WALL, AMERICA HAS

ROOM FOR ALL.

Reporter: PRESIDENT

TRUMP TWEETED THAT THE

NUMEROUS PROTESTS WERE

PLANNED OUT BY LIBERAL

ACTIVISTS.

MANY SAY THEY ARE SIMPLY

GRASSROOTS OPPONENTS OF

THE PRESIDENT'S AGENDA.

THEY HAVE POSTEDED PLANS

ON LINE ON HOW TO STAGE

PROTESTS.

STILL, IN WASHINGTON,

PRESIDENT TRUMP IS MAKING

IT CLEAR HE IS PLANNING TO

MOVE AHEAD ON ISSUES LIKE

OBAMACARE, THE ECONOMY,

IMMIGRATION, AND MORE, AND

HE'LL HAVE TO BE WORKING

WITH CONGRESS TO MAKE IT

HAPPEN.

CAITLIN BURKE, CBN NEWS.

Pat: THANKS, CAITLIN.

> DAVID BRODY IS WITH US

NOW FROM WASHINGTON.

DAVID, HOW DOES THE TRUMP

ADMINISTRATION LOOK AT

THESE LAST FEW WEEKS?

ARE THEY OPTMISTIC OR ARE

THEY FRUSTRATEDED?

David: THEY'RE

FRUSTRATED WITH THE MEDIA

COVERAGE, BUT BEYOND THAT,

THEY THINK THINGS ARE

GOING PRETTY WELL.

YOU MENTIONED AT THE TOP

OF THE BROADCAST, HE HAS

TAKEN ON SOME

CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES, AS

RELATES TO THE TRAVEL BAN,

AND NOW THIS IMMIGRATION

ORDER.

THE WHITE HOUSE BELIEVES

THEY HAVE GOT TO GET

THINGS DONE QUICKLY, AND

THE BEST WAY TO DO THAT ON

THE IMMIGRATION FRONT AND

THE TRAVEL BAN FRONT, IS

TO GO THROUGH WITH

EXECUTIVE ORDERS, AND SO

THAT'S WHY THEY HAVE

ROLLED THIS OUT FIRST.

AS IT RELATES TO HEALTH

CARE AND TAX REFORM, AND

ALL OF THE HEAVY LIFT,

THAT HAS TO GO THROUGH

CONGRESS, THAT'S WHERE THE

RUBBER MEETS THE ROAD.

AND THEY'VE GOT TO GET

MOVING ON SOME OF THAT

STUFF OR THEY MAY LOSE

CONTROL OF SOME OF THE

NARRATIVE, PAT.

Pat: THE "NEW YORK

TIMES" IS DOING EVERYTHING

THEY CAN TO MAKE HIM LOOK

BAD.

BUT ARE THE REPUBLICANS

FIGHTING OVER THESE

ISSUES.

IS THERE CONSENSUS, FROM

WHAT YOU FOUND ON THE

HILL?

David: THERE IS NOT

CONSENSUS.

THERE IS NOT CONSENSUS ON

ACTUALLY THE PLAN TO

REPLACE OBAMACARE.

AND THERE IS NOT

NECESSARILY CONSENSUS ON

TAX REFORM RIGHT NOW.

NOW, HAVING SAID THERE,

THERE IS A MEETING LATER

THIS AFTERNOON AT THE

WHITE HOUSE.

THE LEGISLATIVE TEAM

MEETING INSIDE THE WHITE

HOUSE ABOUT THESE THREE

SPECIFIC THINGS:

OBAMACARE, TAX REFORM, AND

THE BUDGET.

THOSE WILL ALL BE ROLLED

OUT.

REMEMBER, THE PRESIDENT IS

GOING TO SPEAK TO A JOINT

SESSION OF CONGRESS

TUESDAY OF NEXT WEEK,

WHERE WE EXPECT TO HEAR

MORE DETAILS ON THIS.

WE'RE TOLD OBAMACARE, OR

AT LEAST THE PLAN TO

REPLACE OBAMACARE, WILL

COME IN MID-MARCH.

DONALD TRUMP SAYING HE

WANTS TAX REFORM, A BILL

SIGNED, BY THE END OF THE

YEAR.

PAT, WE'VE TALKED ON THIS

PROGRAM BEFORE, HOW THEY

WERE HOPING TAX REFORM

WOULD BE A BILL HE COULD

SIGN INTO LAW SOMETIME IN

THE LATE SPRINGMENT I

DON'SPRING.I DON'T THINK THAT IS

HAPPENING RIGHT NOW.

I THINK IT WILL BE MUCH

LATER THAN THAT.

Pat: WHAT IS THE

STICKING POINT ON

OBAMACARE?

IT SEEMS LIKE THERE IS A

UNIVERSAL FEELING AMONG

REPUBLICANS THAT THAT

THING NEEDS TO GO, BUT

WHAT IS THE HOLD-UP?

David: I THINK THE

HOLD-UP IS HOW MUCH DO YOU

REPLACE?

YOU HAVE THE TED CRUZ

CROWD AND THE RAND PAUL

WHO SAYS GET RID OF THE

WHOLE THING.

AND THEN YOU'VE GOT THOSE

WHO SAY LET'S PEACE-MEAL PIECE-MEAL

THIS THING.

AND IF YOU WANT TO GET RID

OF THE WHOLE ENCHILADA,

YOU MAY HAVE A BIGGER MESS

LATER ON DOWN THE ROAD.

SO THINK THERE IS SOME

POLITICAL CALCULATION

HERE, PAT.

Pat: THE DEMOCRATS

HAVE DONE EVERYTHING TO

FRUSTRATE THE APPOINTMENT

OF THE CABINET -- IT IS

SHOCKING WHAT THEY HAVE

DONE.

IS MITCH McCONNELL READY

TO JAM THE NEXT

APPOINTMENTS THROUGH AND

STOP THIS BACK AND FORTH?

David: THE SENSE IS

THAT THE FRUSTRATION IS

WEARING THIN.

McCONNELL IS A STUDENT

OF THE SENATE AND A GUY

WHO LIKES TO PLAY BY THE

PROCEDURAL RULES, AT LEAST

FOR THE TIME BEING, HE

WOULD BE RELUCTANT TO DO

THAT RIGHT AWAY.

THERE ARE SEVEN OR EIGHT,

I BELIEVE, STILL CABINET

MEMBERS NOT CONFIRMED,

PERRY FOR AGRICULTURE AND

QUITE A FEW OTHERS.

SO THERE IS A GROWING

SENSE OF FRUSTRATION THAT

THE PRESIDENT IS NOT

GETTING THESE CABINET

MEMBERS THROUGH.

BUT, ONCE AGAIN,

DEMOCRATS, AS YOU KNOW,

CHANGED THOSE RULES BACK

IN 2013 TO GET THOSE

CABINET MEMBERS THROUGH ON

A MAJORITY VOTE.

SO EVENTUALLY THEY'LL GET

THERE.

BUT, REALLY, IF YOU THINK

ABOUT THE CROWN JEWEL OF

ALL OF THIS FOR THE TRUMP

ADMINISTRATION IN THE

FIRST 100 DAYS HAS BEEN

THE NEIL GORSUCH PICK FOR

THE SUPREME COURT.

IT HAS GONE OVER VERY

WELL.

IT LOOKS LIKE SMOOTH

SAILING ON THAT FRONT.

Pat: HE IS BRINGING

OUT A NEW EXECUTIVE

ORDER -- I TALKED TO JAY

SEKULOW ABOUT WHAT IS

GOING TO BE IN THAT.

JAY THINKS HE CAN PASS MUS

MUSTER.

BUT TO GO BACK TO THAT

CIRCUIT IN CALIFORNIA, THE

NINTH CIRCUIT, IS A

TERRIBLE DANGER BECAUSE

THEY'LL PROBABLY GO

AGAINST IT.

AND THEN YOU'VE GOT A

SPLIT COURT.

SO IT IS A VERY RISKY

THING HE IS DOING RIGHT

NOW.

David: WELL, WHAT

THE WHITE HOUSE WANTS TO

DO IS GO DUAL TRACK.

THEY'RE NOT GOING TO

RESCIND THE ORIGINAL

EXECUTIVE ORDER THAT WAS

STOPPED BY THE NINTH

CIRCUIT.

THAT WILL GO FORWARD.

BUT THEY BELIEVE THEY CAN

ARGUE THAT EXECUTIVE ORDER

ON THE MERITS.

IT WILL GO BACK TO

WASHINGTON STATE AND

THEY'LL DEAL WITH THAT ON

ONE TRACK.

AND THE OTHER TRACK WILL

BE THIS NEW EXECUTIVE

ORDER THAT IS SUPPOSED TO

BE TAILORED A LITTLE MORE

SPECIFICALLY.

AND IT WILL INCLUDE THOSE

SEVEN TERROR-PRONE

COUNTRIES.

AND I SEA "TERROR-PRONE

COUNTRIES."

AND YOU HEAR IN THE MEDIA,

MUSLIM-PRONE COUNTRIES.

OBVIOUSLY THE GREEN CARD

HOLDERS AND THOSE

TRAVELLING INTO THE UNITED

STATES AT THE TIME WILL BE

EXEMPT.

Pat: THE BIGGEST

MUSLIM COUNTRY IN THE

WORLD IS INDONESIA.

THERE IS NO DISCUSSION OF

INDONESIA HAVING ANY BAN.

I DON'T BELIEVE PAKISTAN

IS IN THERE, EITHER.

DAVID, ONE LAST THING:

THESE PROTESTS, USUALLY IT

LOOKS LIKE THEY'RE PAID

DEMONSTRATORS.

ANY OF THEM LEGIT, DO YOU

THINK?

David: I THINK SOME

OF IT IS LEGIT FOR SURE.

BUT A LOT IS BEING PUT

TOGETHER BY LIBERAL

ACTIVISTS, NO DOUBT.

THERE IS A TRUMP WAR ROOM

IN THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL

COMMITTEE THAT IS ACTIVE,

VERY MUCH SO, IN CIRCLES

HERE IN WASHINGTON AND

THEN BEYOND.

THERE IS ACTUAL PROOF.

WE KNOW THAT LIBERAL

ACTIVISTS ARE BEHIND A LOT

OF THIS, BUT THE QUESTION

IS WHAT IS THE PERCENTAGE?

70%?

60%?

WHO KNOWS.

THIS IS THE PROBLEM FOR

REPUBLICANS: UNTIL THEY

GET A TAX REFORM AND A

HEALTH CARE PLAN IN PLACE,

AND LEGISLATION MOVING ON

CAPITOL HILL, WHAT ARE

THEY LEFT WITH, PAT, AT

TOWNHALL?

THEY DON'T HAVE ANYTHING

YET.

THAT'S THE BIGGER ISSUE

FOR THE TRUMP

ADMINISTRATION.

FOR REPUBLICANS, THEY CAN

BLAME LIBERAL ACTIVISTS,

BUT THE TRUTH OF THE

MATTER IS THEY NEED MORE

PROOF IN THE PUDDING.

WHEN THEY GET THAT, THEY

WILL HAVE SOME SORT OF

LEGISLATIVE LEG TO STAND

ON.

Pat: DAVID, I AGREE

TOTALLY.

DAVID BRODY, LADIES AND

GENTLEMEN.

Wendy: BUT IT HAS

ONLY BEEN A MONTH.

SO MUCH IS EXPECTED.

TO GET ALL OF HIS CABINET

IN PLACE.

BUT TRUMP HAS PUT A LOT OF

PEOPLE BACK TO WORK.

Pat: I THINK HE HAS

DONE A TREMENDOUS JOB.

HE KEEPS ON GOING LIKE THE

ENERGIZER BUNNY.

WHAT A WONDERFUL

PRESIDENT.

> YOU ARE A NATIVE OF

WEST VIRGINIA.

Wendy: YES, SIR.

Pat: WEST VIRGINIA

AND THE HEARTLAND OF

AMERICA NOW HAS A PROBLEM.

WERE YOU AWARE OF THIS

SO-CALLED OPIOID PROBLEM?

Wendy: NO.

I NEVER HAD EVEN ACTUALLY

HEARD OF THAT DRUG.

MY LEAGUE, LORIE JOHNSON,

WENT DOWN THERE, AND WE'RE

GOING TO TALK ABOUT THAT.

THAT'S COMING UP.

AN ALARMING INCREASE IN

DEATHS AMONG MIDDLE-AGED

WHITE WOMEN LIVING IN

AMERICA'S HEARTLAND.

SO WHAT IS THE CULPRIT?

FIND OUT AFTER THIS.

Pat: SEVERAL YEARS

AGO, I, YOUR FRIEND, HAD A

PARTIAL KNEE REPLACEMENT.

THE KNEE HAD ERODED AND I

HAD BEEN JOGGING, AND THE

KNEE WAS SHOT.

IT HAD ALL KINDS OF

ARTHRITIS IN IT.

AND IT WAS VERY, VERY

PAINFUL.

SO I WENT TO SEE AN

OUTSTANDING DOCTOR IN

CHICAGO, DR. BURGER, AND I

SAID, WHAT CAN I DO?

AND HE SAID HE COULD DO A

PARTIAL KNEE REPLACEMENT.

WHAT THAT AMOUNTED TO WAS

HE WOULD TAKE A SAW -- WE

HAD A CAMERA CREW IN

THERE, AND THEY HAD A BAND

SAW AND YOU COULD SEE THE

BONE SHOOTING UP.

THEY CUT THIS ARTHRITIS

OUT.

Wendy: WOW!

Pat: AND THEN THEY

TOOK A WHOLE BUNCH OF GLUE

AND PUT A TITANIUM CAP IN

THERE.

Wendy: YOU'RE LIKE

THE BIONIC MAN.

Pat: I'VE GOT A

LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING

IN ME.

I'VE GOT A BIONIC KNEE, A

TITANIUM KNEE.

OKAY, HE GAVE ME

SOMETHING.

HE GAVE ME OXYCONTIN, AND

HE SAID FOR BREAKTHROUGH

PAIN, HERE IS SOMETHING

CALLED OXYCODONE.

I DIDN'T TAKE IT.

I WASN'T ABOUT TO GO

THROUGH THAT BREAKTHROUGH

STUFF BECAUSE I KNEW IT

HAD A POTENTIAL TO HOOK

YOU.

WELL, WHAT WE'RE LEARNING

IN THIS STORY, WENDY, IS

THAT THIS STUFF, OXYCONTIN

AND OXYCODONE AND OTHER

PAINKILLERS, OPIOIDS, ARE

TAKING HOLD IN THE

HEARTLAND OF AMERICA.

YOUR STATE OF WEST

VIRGINIA.

Wendy: I DID NOT KNOW

THIS.

Pat: YEAH.

IT IS SHOCKING.

AND THE LIFE SPAN OF

PEOPLE HERE IN THE UNITED

STATES IS INCREASING FOR

YEARS, GETTING CLOSE TO

79.

LAST YEAR THAT NUMBER

DROPPED.

AND THAT CAN BE TRACED TO

WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE

COUNTRYSIDE.

LORIE JOHNSON BRIN BRINGS US

THIS SHOCKING STORY ABOUT

OPIOID ADDICTION IN THE

HEARTLAND.

Lorie: INSTEAD OF

FALLING, DEATH RATES ARE

ACTUALLY RISING,

ESPECIALLY FOR MIDDLE-AGED

WHITE WOMEN.

DOCTORS POINT TO OBESITY,

SMOKING, AND OTHER CAUSES.

HERE IN SMALL-TOWN

AMERICA, FOLKS ARE DEALING

WITH AN ALARMING INCREASE

IN DEATHS FROM ACCIDENTAL

OPIOID OVERDOSES FROM

THINGS LIKE PAINKILLERS

AND HEROIN, AND ALSO

ALCOHOL-RELATED DEATHS AND

SUICIDE.

IN RECENT YEARS, DEATH

RATES ROSE A REPORTED 30%

AMONG MIDDLE-AGED WHITE

FEMALES LIVING IN RURAL

AREAS.

ALLANE VANCE GREW UP IN A

SMALL COAL-MINING TOWN.

SHE ALMOST BECAME ONE OF

THOSE STATISTICS.

I REMEMBER THE FIRST

TIME I HAD EVER DONE

HEROIN.

I REMEMBER THINKING, THIS

MIGHT KILL ME.

I MAY DIE.

AND THEN THE LONGER I WAS

IN ACTIVE ADDICTION, I

REMEMBER MIXING IT UP IN

THE SPOON AND JUST SAYING,

I HOPE THIS KILLS ME.

I'M READY TO DIE.

Lorie: HERS IS AN

UNFORTUNATE STORY LINE.

IT BEGINS WITH TAKING

PRESCRIPTION PAIN

MEDICATION AND DEVELOPING

AN ADDICTION THAT

ULTIMATELY LEADS TO

HEROIN.

WHAT MADE YOU DO THE

SWITCH-OVER.

THE HEROIN WAS CHEAPER.

Lorie: AT FIRST

GETTING HIGH HELPED HER

ESCAPE PAINFUL EMOTIONS,

IN ALLANE'S CASE, FROM

DIVORCE AND POVERTY.

THEN SHE COULDN'T STOP.

IT CONSUMED MY EVERY

THOUGHT.

Lorie: HERE IN

AMERICA, MANY OPIOID

ADDICTIONS BEGIN RATHER

INNOCENTLY, STARTING WITH

AN INJURY, WHERE

PAINKILLERS ARE

PRESCRIBED.

AND LYNNE ELDRIDGE HAS

TREATED PATIENTS FOR MORE

THAN 20 YEARS, SHE SAYS

OPIOID ABUSE HAS EXPLODED

LIKE NOTHING SHE HAS EVER

SEEN.

THEY MAY GET HURT.

THEY'RE PUT ON A PAIN

PILL, AND IT'S O OXYCONTIN

OR WHATEVER IT MIGHT BE,

AND AS THEY GO THROUGH THE

PRESCRIBED USAGE OF THE

DRUG, SOMETIMES THEY'LL

SAY, I FELT A LITTLE

BETTER WHEN I WAS TAKING

IT.

AND THEN MY NEIGHBOR HAD

SOME LEFT OVER, AND I

DECIDED TO TAKE HERS.

AND THEN WHEN THAT GOT

DIFFICULT TO GET, I WAS

INTRODUCED TO SOMEBODY WHO

HAD HEROIN.

Lorie: COMPARED TO

THE CITY, BUYING, SELLING,

AND EVEN TAKING DRUGS IN

THE COUNTRY, WELL, THAT'S

EASY.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO ON

A STREET CORNER.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO INTO

THE SHOPPING MALL.

YOU JUST GO ON TO A BACK

ROAD BECAUSE THERE IS

NOBODY AROUND TO SEE YOU.

Lorie: DESPITE THE

GROWING DEATH TOLL, PEOPLE

CAN BREAK FREE.

DETOX.

YOU NEED TO BE DETOXED

PROFESSIONALLY IN THE

MEDICAL SETTING SO IT CAN

BE HANDLED IN A SAFE WAY.

ONE OF THE NEWEST AND

BEST -- IT'S A GAME

CHANGING MEDICATION IS

VIVITROL.

IT IS AN INJECTION

RECEIVED IN A DOCTOR'S

OFFICE, AND IT WILL TAKE

AWAY THE CRAVING AND THEY

GET THEIR LIFE BACK.

Lorie: WHILE ALANE

CREDITS HER RECOVERY TO

DETOX, AND A 12-STEP

PROGRAM, SHE GIVES MOST OF

THE CREDIT TO GOD.

I GOT TO KNOW JESUS.

AND I REALIZED THE SAME

POWER THAT ROSE HIM FROM

THE GRAVE IS WHAT FIGHTS

ADDICTION.

NOT ME.

I CAN'T BEAT IT.

ONCE I REALIZED THAT WAS

THE POWER FIGHTING FOR ME,

I KNEW I WAS NEVER, EVER

GOING BACK.

Lorie: ALANE WENT TO

"ONE VOICE," A CHRISTIAN

OUTREACH THAT OFFERS

ADDICTS TREATMENT

REFERRALS, FOOD, CLOTHING,

FRIENDSHIP, AND MOST

IMPORTANTLY THE GOSPEL.

GOD GIVES YOU THE

OPPORTUNITY TO CHOOSE LIFE

OR CHOOSE DEATH.

AND THAT'S WHAT WE WANT TO

TELL THEM.

WE GET TO BRAG ON GOD AND

TELL THEM IF THEY WANT TO

SEE A DIFFERENCE IN THEIR

LIFE, THAT'S REALLY THE

ONLY TRUE WAY TO DO THIS.

Lorie: THAT MEANS A

LOT OF PRAYER.

YES, LIGHT OUR PATH,

GOD.

YOU ARE THE LIGHT IN A

DARK WORLD.

FATHER, HELP US TO BE THAT

LIGHT.

HELP US TO BE STRONG IN

YOU.

I NEEDED THEIR HELP.

I NEEDED THEIR MENTORSHIP.

I NEEDED THEIR PRAYERS AND

THEIR SUGGESTIONS AND

THEIR ADVICE.

AND MOST OF ALL, I NEEDED

THEIR LOVE.

AND I RECEIVED ALL OF THAT

FROM THEM.

AND NOW I JUST TRY TO GIVE

THAT BACK.

I TRY TO BE THAT PERSON

FOR THE NEXT ME.

Lorie: YOU DON'T HAVE

TO BE A FORMER ADDICT OR

EVEN A TRAINED

PROFESSIONAL TO FIGHT THE

WAR ON DRUGS.

YOU CAN PRAY.

YOU CAN ALSO OPEN UP YOUR

CHURCH CLASSROOMS TO DO

12-STEPS.

YOU CAN OFFER A DAY OF

TESTIMONY THAT THE VOICES

OF RECOVERY, THOSE THAT

HAVE CHOSEN TO RECOVER AND

DO WELL, COME AND TALK.

SHARE THEIR STORIES, GIVE

HOPE TO THE OTHERS.

Lorie: WHILE

SUBSTANCE ABUSE CUTS SHORT

OF LIVES OF FAR TOO MANY,

PARTICULARLY IN AMERICA'S

HEARTLAND, IT IS NOT A

LOST CAUSE.

AWARENESS AND TREATMENT,

POWERED BY THE SPIRIT OF

GOD, ARE MAKING A POSITIVE

DIFFERENCE.

LORIE JOHNSON, CBN NEWS.

Pat: BOY, I BET MANY

OF YOU DIDN'T KNOW THAT.

IT IS SOMETHING THAT IS

KIND OF UNDERGROUND, BUT

IT IS SHOCKING.

HERE IN AMERICA.

WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT

WEST VIRGINIA.

WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT

RURAL IOWA?

WHAT'S GOING ON?

IN OHIO, I WAS TALKING TO

OUR PRODUCER, WHO WAS

SAYING IT IS RAMPANT IN

OHIO.

Wendy: AND THAT

PRECIOUS LADY DISCOVERED

WITH JESUS SHE HAD THE

POWER TO OVERCOME.

NO MATTER WHERE YOU LIVE,

BECAUSE THIS PROBLEM IS

WIDESPREAD, I MEAN, IF

YOU'RE IN ADDICTION, THERE

IS HOPE.

THAT LADY, SHE WANTED TO

DIE UNTIL SHE REALIZED SHE

COULD GET OUT OF IT.

Pat: WELL, SO MANY OF

THESE THINGS ARE BEING

PRESCRIBED BY DOCTORS.

THAT'S WHAT IS SO

TERRIBLE.

YOU'VE GOT A PAIN?

LET'S GET YOU HIGH AND

YOU'LL FEEL BETTER.

THEY'RE HAPPY PILLS OR

WHATEVER THEY ARE.

MY GOODNESS, IT BREAKS

YOUR HEART.

Wendy: NOT

EVERYBODY -- LIKE WHEN YOU

DECIDED, YOU MADE THAT

SMART DECISION JUST TO

DEAL WITH THE PAIN INSTEAD

OF TAKING OXYCONTIN FOR

YOUR KNEE, THAT'S A

PERSONAL DECISION.

THAT'S WHEN I WOULD DO,

TOO, BECAUSE I'M

ANTI-MEDICINE ANYWAY.

BUT IT IS EASY TO GET

HOOKED ON THAT STUFF.

Pat: YOU CAN REALLY

HURT.

THEY TAKE YOUR KNEE OUT

AND -- THEY SAW THE BONE

AND YOU'VE GOT SOME PAIN.

I DID TAKE A LITTLE

OXYCONTIN, BUT NOT THE OX

OXYCODONE, THAT WAS THE

HEAVY STUFF.

I SAID NO WAY AM I GOING

TO TOUCH THAT.

BUT THE DOCTOR WRITES THE

PRESCRIPTION, AND HE HAS A

WHITE COAT ON AND HE LOOKS

OFFICIAL, AND HE GIVES US

THIS LITTLE PIECE OF

PAPER.

YOU GO TO THE DRUGSTORE,

AND HERE ARE YOUR PILLS

AND AWAY YOU GO.

Wendy: WE'VE GOT TO

GET SMARTER.

Pat: MAN, WENDY, WE

REALLY DO.

> WHAT'S NEXT?

Wendy: A TWO-TIME

OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST AND

THREE TIME WORLD CHAMPION.

I COMPETED IN

HURRICANES AND BLIZZARDS,

AND YOU HAVE TO PERFORM

PERFECTLY EVERY TIME.

SO THERE IS NO GREATER

CHALLENGE THAN TRYING TO

BEAT YOURSELF EVERY TIME.

Wendy: VINCENT

HANCOCK TALKS ABOUT THE

PRESSURE BEHIND HIS PER

SUIHISPURSUIT OF PERFECTION,

Wendy: WELCOME BACK

TO "THE 700 CLUB."

WE'VE GOT AN INTERESTING

STORY COMING UP ABOUT A

SKEET SHOOTER.

I JUST LEARNED THAT PAT

KNOWS A LITTLE SOMETHING

ABOUT SKEET SHOOTING.

Pat: I KNOW

SOMETHING.

I'VE GOT A STORY.

A LADY WAS UP AT HOT

SPRINGS, WHERE THEY HAVE A

SKEET RANGE, AND I WAS UP

THERE.

AND SHE SAID, YOU KNOW, MY

HUSBAND IS A NATIONAL

CHAMPION.

AND I SAID, YES.

AND SHE SAID, HE JUST GOT

A GUN.

AND SHE SAID, I WATCHED

YOU, AND IT WAS ONE OF THE

MOST AMAZING EXAMPLES OF

SHOOTING I'VE EVER SEEN.

AND I'M THINKING, ME?

AND SHE SAID, YOU DIDN'T

HIT ONE SKEET.

[LAUGHTER]

Pat: I'M SO PROUD.

WHAT IT IS, IT IS A LITTLE

TEENY ROUND THING, AND IT

IS A CLAY PIGEON.

AND THEY SHOOT THEM UP IN

THE AIR AND YOU'VE GOT TO

TRACK IT AND BANG.

AND SHOOT ANOTHER ONE

GOING ANOTHER WAY -- IT IS

A FUN SPORT.

YOU'RE NOT HURTING

ANYBODY.

Wendy: WHO KNEW IT IS

AN OLYMPIC SPORT AS WELL.

Pat: IT IS VERY

SKILLFUL.

Wendy: WHICH BRINGS

US TO OUR STORY.

PERFORMING PERFECTLY EVERY

TIME, THAT'S WHAT SKEET

SHOOTER VINCENT HANCOCK

SAYS IS REQUIRED TO

COMPETE IN THAT SPORT.

HE IS THE FIRST TO WIN THE

GOLD IN TWO CONSECUTIVE

OLYMPIC GAMES, AND VINCENT

GIVES GOD ALL OF THE

CREDIT.

I DO FEEL LIKE GOD IS

THERE SAYING, THIS IS WHAT

YOU'RE MEANT TO DO.

THIS IS YOUR PASSION.

I PUT IT IN YOU FOR A

REASON.

THAT'S WHY I SAY, I WON

THE ONLY GOLD MEDAL THAT

COUNTS.

I'M VINCENT HANCOCK, AND

GOD MADE ME FAITHFUL.

Reporter: TWO-TIME

OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALLIST AND

THREE TIME WORLD CHAMPION

VINCENT HANCOCK KNEW AT 10

YEARS OLD THAT THE SPORT

OF SKEET FUELED A PASSION

INSIDE HIM.

IT IS MUCH LIKE GOLF,

WITH THE MENTALITY YOU

HAVE TO HAVE.

YOU HAVE TO EXECUTE

PERFECTLY EVERY SINGLE

TIME.

I COMPETED IN HURRICANES.

I'VE COMPETED IN

BLIZZARDS.

AND YOU HAVE TO BE ABLE TO

PERFORM PERFECTLY EVERY

TIME.

THERE IS NO GREATER

CHALLENGE THAN TRYING TO

BEAT YOURSELF EVERY TIME.

Reporter: HE WON HIS

FIRST WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

AT 16.

AND HE RECOGNIZED THAT

SELF-RELIANCE AND

DETERMINATION WERE KEY TO

HIS SUCCESS.

IF I HAD MY BEST DAY, I

KNOW I'M NEVER GOING TO

LOSE.

BECAUSE MY BEST DAY IS

PERFECTION.

PULL!

I'VE WORKED HARD FOR

YEARS AND YEARS AND YEARS

TO GET TO THAT POINT.

Reporter: IN 2008,

WHILE IN TRAINING FOR THE

BEIJING OLYMPICS, HE

MARRIED REBECCA.

SHE QUIETLY TRIED TO KEEP

HIM GROUNDED IN CHRIST.

I WAS TRYING TO ALWAYS

ENCOURAGE HIM TO KNOW THAT

GOD IS IN CONTROL.

AND IN ANY TIMES OF WORRY

OR ANY TIMES OF NEED, GOD

IS WITH US.

AND GOD HAS OUR BACK.

I HAD ALWAYS THOUGHT OF

MYSELF AS BEING A

CHRISTIAN.

BUT LOOKING BACK NOW, I

WAS ANYTHING BUT.

I WAS FOCUSED ON THE GOLD,

AND THAT WAS MY ONLY

THOUGHT PROCESS.

I BASICALLY DRUG HER ALONG

WITH ME.

Reporter: VINCENT WAS

A WORLD CHAMPION AND

FAVORED TO WIN THE GOLD.

HE DID.

AND RODE THE HIGH FOR A

WHILE.

I RODE THAT HIGH AND

WON THE WORLD

CHAMPIONSHIPS IN 2009 FOR

NI SECOND TIME.

MY SECOND TIME.

Reporter: BUT IN

2010, VINCENT ONLY

MEDALLED ONCE, AND BEGAN

GROWING IRRITABLE AND

DEMANDING AT HOME.

IT KIND OF ALL

CULMINATED IN MY WORST

YEAR AND ONE OF THE WORST

YEARS OF OUR RELATIONSHIP,

IN 2011, WHERE I WAS

COMPETING THE WORST I HAD

EVER COMPETED.

I WASN'T HAVING FUN

ANYMORE.

AND I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO

DO.

AND I WAS TRYING TO

ENCOURAGE HIM AND TELL

HIM, JUST PRAY.

JUST ASK GOD.

AND BE AT THAT PLACE WITH

GOD SO HE CAN LEAD YOU TO

WHERE HE WANTS YOU TO GO.

Reporter: FINALLY HIS

WIFE'S WORDS SANK IN AND

HE TOOK HER ADVICE.

I WAS FRUSTRATED AT

HER, I WAS FRUSTRATED AT

MYSELF, I WAS FRUSTRATED

AT GOD.

AND I PRAYED FOR HOURS

THAT NIGHT AND CRIED FOR

HOURS.

THAT NIGHT GOD STARTED

OPENING UP MY EYES AND

SHOWING ME THE THINGS THAT

I HAD DONE, THE THINGS I

HAD DONE WRONG.

SO IT ALLOWED ME TO KIND

OF FIX THINGS AND SAY,

GOD, YOU'RE RIGHT.

I'M SO SORRY THAT I HAVE

GOTTEN TO THIS POINT WHERE

I KNOW I WANT TO BE

SUCCESSFUL IN MY SPORT,

BUT I HAVE TO FOCUS AND

YOU AND I HAVE TO FOCUS ON

MY FAMILY FIRST.

OUR RELATIONSHIP HAS

BLOSSOMED INTO SOMETHING

THAT IT HAS NEVER BEEN

BEFORE.

AND IT IS SO, SO MUCH

BETTER NOW.

Reporter: A LATER IN

LONDON, VINCENT BECAME THE

FIRST SKEET SHOOTER TO

EVER REPEAT AS AN OLYMPIC

CHAMPION.

HE CREDITS GOD FOR IT ALL,

THE WINS AND THE CHANGE OF

HEART.

HE SHOWED ME THE PERSON

THAT I WANTED TO BE.

AND HE SHOWED ME I CAN

CONTINUE DOING WHAT I'M

DOING AND STILL BE THE

PERSON HE NEEDS ME TO BE.

HE TRULY CARES ABOUT

THE PLATFORM GOD HAS GIVEN

HIM, ONLY TO GIVE IT BACK

TO GOD.

FOR VINCENT, IT IS NOT

ABOUT ACCOMPLISHMENTS.

IT IS ABOUT WHAT GOD HAS

DONE THROUGH HIM, FOR GOD.

Reporter: IN 2016, TO

THE SURPRISE OF MANY,

VINCENT FAILED TO REACH

THE OLYMPIC FINALS IN RIO,

BUT HIS FAITH IN GOD

WASN'T SHAKEN.

FAITHFUL TO ME MEANS

TRUSTING.

FOR ME, AT THE BEGINNING

OF MY CAREER, I TRUSTED

ONLY IN MYSELF.

I TRUSTED THAT I WANT TO

GO AND WIN A GOLD MEDAL.

BUT TO ME, GOD HAS MADE ME

FAITHFUL BECAUSE NOW I

KNOW WHAT FAITH TRULY IS.

IT IS HAVING A TRUST IN

WHAT GOD HAS PUT IN MY

LIFE.

I TRUST IN HIM.

I BELIEVE IN HIM.

I LOVE HIM, AND I'M

FAITHFUL TO THE ASPECT OF

HE IS MYED GOD.

MY GOD.

Wendy: WHAT A GREAT

STORY.

I THINK YOU AND VINCENT

NEED TO GO OUT AND SHOOT

SOME TOGETHER.

Pat: IF HE WOULD GIVE

ME A LESSON.

VINCENT, I HAD YOU ON THE

AIR, BUDDY.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT IS.

I CAN SHOOT MARKSMAN WITH

A RIFLE, BUT WITH A

SHOTGUN, THOSE SKEET --

Wendy: IT'S A MOVING

TARGET, RIGHT?

Pat: YEAH, BUT IT IS

AN EASY THING.

IT IS NOT JUST ONE BULLET.

IT IS A WHOLE BUNCH OF

LITTLE BULLETS THAT GO

OUT.

YOU JUST NEED TO LEAD THE

THING, AND YOU GO BANG,

AND IT BLOWS UP.

IT IS A GREAT FEELING.

Wendy: I'M GOING TO

TRY IT.

IT SOUNDS LIKE FUN.

Pat: WHAT'S FUN IS

YOU HAVE TWO STANDS UP

THERE, AND ONE SHOOTS ONE

THAT WAY, AND YOU SHOOT

THAT, AND THE OTHER ONE

COMES AT YOU FROM THE

OTHER SIDE AND HE IS UP

HIGHER.

THAT'S A LOT OF FUN.

AND THEY HAVE SOMETHING

CALLED SPORTING CLASS, AND

ONE MIMICS A RABBIT AND

YOU HAVE TO HIT THAT ONE.

THERE IS A LOT OF STUFF

YOU CAN DO WITH SPORTING

CLAYS.

Wendy: TWO OLYMPIC

GOLDS.

WELL-DONE.

> WE'VE GOT SOME

E-MAILS.

LET'S SEE.

FOR RONA, "MY LIFE HAS

BEEN AND CONTINUES TO BE

VERY HARD.

I TRY TO SMILE THROUGH THE

PAIN, EVEN THOUGH MY HEART

IS CRYING.

SOMETIMES I GET SCARED

THAT I WILL LOSE MY

SALVATION BECAUSE OF ALL

THAT I HAVE HAD TO ENDURE.

CAN YOU LOSE YOUR

SALVATION ONCE YOU'VE

PRAYED TO ACCEPT THE

LORD?"

Pat: WELL, YOUR

QUESTION IS -- I WAS

READING TODAY IN

COLOSSIANS AND PAUL SAID,

IF YOU CONTINUE IN THE

FAITH, YOU KNOW, THE LORD

WILL LOOK AFTER YOU.

YOU JUST CAN'T AP POOSATHISE

AND TURN AGAINST THE LORD.

LOOK, IN THIS LIFE, WE

WILL HAVE PRESSURES.

THAT'S WHAT THE BIBLE

SAYS.

THE WORD PRESSURE IN GREEK

IS FILIPSIS, AND WE WILL

HAVE TRIALS AND PRESSURES.

YOU KNOW THAT SONG, "I

NEVER PROMISED YOU A ROSE

GARDEN," AND THE LORD

NEVER PROMISED US WE'D

HAVE THIS BED OF GOODIES.

WE HAVE THIS CRAZY

TEACHING OUT THERE THAT

WE'RE GOING TO LIVE IN

AMERICA AND WE'RE GOING TO

HAVE IT EASY AND HAVE ALL

OF THESE MATERIAL THINGS.

AND THEN WHEN EVERYTHING

STARTS GOING BAD, WE'RE

GOING TO GET RAPTURED.

NO, IT DOESN'T WORK THAT

WAY.

SO PREPARE FOR SOMETHING.

THE BIBLE TALKS ABOUT GIRD

UP THE LOINS OF YOUR MIND.

GET YOURSELF READY AND GET

READY FOR THE FIGHT.

BUT THE FACT THAT YOU HAVE

TRIAL, DOESN'T MEAN YOU'RE

GOING TO LOSE YOUR

SALVATION.

IT IS PROBABLY A WAY OF

TESTING IT.

Wendy: THIS VIEWER

SAYS, "I'VE NOTICED OVER

THE YEARS ALL MANNERS OF

DIFFICULTIES SEEM TO COME

UP ON CHRISTIANS, MORE SO

THAN NON-BELIEVERS.

I KNOW WHO THE ENEMY IS,

BUT IT CAN BE TIRING IN

THIS SPIRITUAL BATTLE.

AND ONE CAN GET

DISCOURAGED IN FIGHT,

ESPECIALLY WHEN THE

ANSWERS TO PRAYER ARE VERY

SLOW COMING ORDONE OR DON'T SEEM

TO COME AT ALL.

WE HANG ON.

PLEASE GIVE US SOME

ENCOURAGEMENT, PAT."

Pat: IN CHRIST, WE

HAVE OVERCOMING VICTORY.

THE APOSTLE PAUL SAYS, "I

CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH

CHRIST, WHO STRENGTHENS

ME."

THE ENEMY HATES

CHRISTIANS, AND HE IS

GOING TO SEND THINGS AFTER

YOU.

HE HAS A HOST OF DEMON

POWER.

AND THE BIBLE SAYS HE IS

LIKE A ROARING LION,

WALKING AROUND SEEING WHOM

HE CAN DEVOUR.

HE WON'T DEVOUR YOU IF YOU

DO THIS SIMPLE THING: YOU

SPEAK THE WORD.

I BIND YOU, SATAN, AND THE

FORCES OF EVIL.

I BIND YOU AND THE FORCES

OF EVIL IN THE NAME OF

JESUS, AND I COMMAND YOU

TO LEAVE ME ALONE.

THE NAME OF JESUS IS MORE

POWERFUL THAN THE DEVIL.

SO JUST USE IT.

Wendy: THAT'S A GOOD

WORD.

HUGH SAYS, "MY DAD HAD A

VERY PROFANE VOCABULARY.

WHENEVER SOMETHING WENT

WRONG, HE WOULD USUALLY

CUSS, AND I INHERITED THIS

TENDENCY.

IT IS AN AUTOMATIC

THOUGHT.

I HATE IT.

I PRAY AGAINST IT, AND ASK

FORGIVENESS WHEN IT

OCCURS.

BUT I FEAR IN LIGHT OF 1

JOHN 3: 9, THAT THIS WILL

AFFECT MY SALVATION."

A LOT OF PEOPLE WORRIED

ABOUT THEIR SALVATION

TODAY.

Pat: I THINK, LOOK,

IF YOU START THE DAY IN

PRAYER AND READING THE

BIBLE, SOAK YOURSELF IN

THE WORD OF GOD.

HOW CAN A YOUNG MAN

CLEANSE HIS HEART?

BY TAKING HEED TO THY

WORD.

MEDITATE ON THE WORD OF

GOD.

SO YOU START TODAY, THIS

IS THE DAY THE LORD HAS

MADE AND I WILL REJOICE

AND BE GLAD.

YOU DO THAT, AND ALL OF A

SUDDEN THE DESIRE TO CURSE

LEAVES.

I USED TO USE HORRIBLE

LANGUAGE AS A LITTLE KID.

JUST AWFUL.

THE MINUTE I FOUND THE

LORD, ALL OF THAT STUFF

JUST LEFT.

JESUS WILL CLEAN UP YOUR

SPEECH AND YOUR THOUGHT

PATTERN.

TURN IT OVER TO HIM.

I CAN'T UNDERSTAND WHY IF

YOU REALLY HAVE COME TO

THE LORD, YOU'VE GOT THIS

PROBLEM.

DID YOU EVER CUSS?

Wendy: ONLY WHEN I'M

DRIVING.

I WON'T GO THERE.

Pat: AND YOU SAY, GOD

BLESS HIM, HE ALMOST HIT

ME ON THE ROAD?

Wendy: EXACTLY.

LIKE YOU SAID, ONCE JESUS

COMES IN, THAT STUFF NEEDS

TO GO.

Pat: IF YOU FOCUS ON

THE WORD --

Wendy: IF YOU REALLY

WANT TO STOP CUSSING, I

THINK YOU CAN STOP.

Pat: SOMEBODY SAID IF

YOU HIT YOUR THUMB WITH A

HAMMER, WHAT DO YOU SAY?

I SAY PRAISE THE LORD.

I DON'T SAY BLANKETY

BLANK.

GO AHEAD AND GIVE US

THE NEXT THING.

Wendy: STILL AHEAD, A

WOMAN LOSES HER JOB AND

HER PEACE OF MIND.

I WALKED THIS HOUSE,

NOT KNOWING -- DO I PAY

THE ELECTRIC BILL OR DO I

PAY THE GAS BILL?

Wendy: SEE HOW SHE

FINDS A NEW JOB AND

DOUBLES HER SALARY.

THAT'S COMING UP.

Efrem: WELCOME BACK

TO WASHINGTON FOR THIS CBN

NEWSBREAK.

AUSTRALIA'S PRIME MINISTER

IS TAKING A STAND FOR

ISRAEL.

PRIME MINISTER TURNBULL

MET WITH BENJAMIN

NETANYAHU TODAY AND

REITERATED HIS SUPPORT FOR

A TWO-STATE SOLUTION,

CALLING ON ISRAELIS AND

PALESTINIANS TO PURSUE

PEACE.

HE ALSO CRITICIZED RECENT

EFFORTS BY THE UNITED

NATIONS TO UNDER MINE

ISRAEL.

MY GOVERNMENT WILL NOT

SUPPORT ONE-SIDED

RESOLUTIONS, CRITICIZING

ISRAEL OF THE KIND

RECENTLY ADOPTED BY THE

SECURITY COUNCIL.

WE DEPLORE THE BOYCOTT

COMPAIGNS WHICH ARE

DESIGNED TO DELEGITIMIZE

THE JEWISH STATE.

Efrem: HE SAID

AUSTRALIA IS A COMMITTED

AND CONSISTENT ALL-WEATHER

FRIEND OF ISRAEL.

> WELL, DOUG COE, A

SPIRITUAL MENTOR TO MANY,

DIED ON TUESDAY AFTER

SUFFERING A HEART ATTACK

AND A STROKE.

HE WAS A AN ASSOCIATE

DIRECTOR OF.

HE FOCUSED ON BUILDING

RELATIONSHIPS AND HELPING

THOSE IN NEED, INCLUDING

INNER CITY YOUTH,

CONGRESSIONAL AND MILITARY

LEADERS, AND BUSINESS

EXECUTIVES.

HE ALSO ATTENDED HOUSE AND

SENATE PRAYER GROUPS FOR

MORE THAN 50 YEARS.

HE ONCE SAID, "I AM CALLED

SIMPLY TO BE AN INCLUSIVE

AMBASSADOR OF JESUS

CHRIST'S LOVE."

WELL, YOU CAN ALWAYS GET

THE LATEST FROM CBN NEWS

BY GOING TO OUR WEBSITE

AT cbnnews.com.

PAT AND WENDY WILL BE BACK

WITH MORE OF "THE 700

CLUB" RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Pat: PATTY HAS A

HIGH-PAYING JOB AS A

CONTRACT MANAGER FOR THE

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE.

TO QUOTE HER, QUOTE, "YOU

JUST DON'T WALK INTO THOSE

POSITIONS."

BUT PATTY DID AFTER SHE

TOOK A RISK THAT TURNED

HER LIFE AROUND.

WATCH THIS.

Reporter: IN 2004,

PATTY WAS WORKING FOR A

SOFTWARE FIRM WHEN ONE DAY

SHE LEARNED THEY WERE

RELOCATING.

SHE QUIT HER JOB AND CUT

HER EXPENSES.

I WALKED THIS HOUSE AT

NIGHT, NOT KNOWING DO I

PAY THE ELECTRIC BILL OR

DO I PAY THE GAS BILL?

Reporter: WHILE SHE

LIVED ON UNEMPLOYMENT

CHECKS AND SAVINGS, SHE

HAD TO DEPEND ON CREDIT

CARDS FOR EMERGENCIES.

BEFORE LONG, SHE HAD

$8,000 OF CREDIT CARD

DEBT.

THE FURNACE WENT.

THE HOT WATERHEATER WENT,

AND I WAS JUST BEARING

GETTING EVERYTHING

COVERED.

THE ONLY THING THAT KEPT

ME GOING WAS MY BELIEF IN

GOD, CHRISTIAN TELEVISION,

AND CBN.

Reporter: PATTY OFTEN

CONTACTED CBN'S PRAYER

CENTER.

I WAS JUST ON MY LAST

LEG, TRYING TO FIGURE OUT

HOW TO GET THROUGH, HOW TO

TAKE THAT NEXT STEP.

WHEN YOU START TO FEEL

DOWN, YOU KNOW, YOU CALL

THE PRAYER LINE.

Reporter: AT THE

TIME, PATTY TITHED TO HER

CHURCH ON OCCASION AND

ALSO GAVE TO CBN.

SHE SAYS ONE DAY GOD

CHALLENGED HER TO TITHE

FAITHFULLY AND INCREASE

HER PLEDGE TO CBN.

THE VOICE WAS SO CLEAR.

AND, OF COURSE, I'M

WHITE-KNUCKLING, SAYING,

ARE YOU LOOKING AT MY

ACCOUNT?

HOW AM I GOING TO DO THIS?

IT WAS THIS, THIS NEEDS TO

COME FIRST.

THIS HAS ALWAYS BEEN ON

THE TAIL END.

THIS NEEDS TO BE THE FIRST

THING.

Reporter: PATTY DID

WHAT GOD TOLD HER.

EVERYTHING TURNED

AROUND FOR ME.

AND I GOT VERY, VERY BLEF.

BLESSED.

GOD DOESN'T NEED OUR

MONEY.

IT IS HIS ANYWAY.

IT IS ABOUT OBEDIENCE.

Reporter: WITHIN A

MATTER OF MONTHS, SHE

LANDED A NEW JOB.

ONE YEAR LATER, IN 2007, A

HUGE DOOR OPENED UP FOR

HER TO BECOME A CONTRACT

MANAGER FOR THE DEPARTMENT

OF DEFENSE.

YOU JUST DON'T WALK

INTO THESE POSITIONS LIKE

THAT.

YOU JUST DON'T.

AND I DID.

Reporter: AND WITH

OVERSEAS TRAVEL PAY AND

PROMOTIONS, SHE DOUBLED

HER SALARY.

I WAS ABLE TO PAY OFF

CREDIT CARDS.

I WAS ABLE TO START

FINANCIALLY BUILDING

AGAIN, YOU KNOW, TO GET

MYSELF SQUARED AWAY.

AND TO START PUTTING

THINGS BACK IN THE BANK.

Reporter: NOW PATTY

LOVED THAT SHE COULD GIVE

EVEN MORE, ESPECIALLY TO

CBN.

THE OVERSEAS

EVANGELISM, THE

ORPHANAGES, FEEDING

PEOPLE, THE FOOD BANKS, I

COULDN'T DO ALL OF THAT.

BUT IF I GIVE TO CBN, I'M

ABLE TO DO THAT ALL OVER

THE WORLD.

Reporter: PAT SEE PATTY SAYS

GIVING CONSISTENTLY

CHANGED HER FINANCES.

I KNOW I'M GIVING

SOMETHING OF GREATER GOOD,

AND I KNOW I'M GIVING

SOMETHING FOR THE KINGDOM,

WHICH I AM SO GRATEFUL TO

BE A PART OF.

Pat: WHAT AN

AMAZINGED LADY.

IT'S THE TRUTH.

PATTY HAS GOT IT RIGHT.

IF YOU WANT TO HELP PEOPLE

WHO ARE HURTING, IF YOU

WANT TO HELP THE

SUFFERING, THOSE WHO DON'T

HAVE CLEAN DRINKING WATER,

LITTLE ORPHANS WHO DON'T

HAVE FAMILIES, MOTHERS

WITH CHILDREN THAT NEED

HELP -- IF YOU WANT TO

HELP SOMEBODY WHO IS

HURTING, AND WE HELP THEM

ALL OVER THE WORLD, THEN

YOU CAN BE A PARTNER, BE A

PART OF WHAT IS HAPPENING

HERE.

IT'S SO SIMPLE.

IT IS JUST 65 CENTS A DAY.

IF YOU DRINK SOFT

DRINKS -- I DON'T WANT TO

SHOW MY IR IGNORANCE, BUT IT

IS PROBABLY ABOUT $1.50 A

CAN, MAYBE AS MUCH AS TWO

BUCKS A CAN FOR SOME FIZZY

WATER AND SOME CAFFEINE

AND SOME COLA.

THAT'S WHAT YOU PAY FOR

THAT.

IF YOU SMOKE CIGARETTES --

AND I HOPE YOU DON'T --

BUT YOU'RE LOOKING AT AS

MUCH AS $7 A PACK.

THAT'S A LOT OF MONEY.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT 65

CENTS A DAY, BUT WITH

THAT, WE CAN CHANGE THE

WORLD.

THE $20 A MONTH

COMMITMENT, AND YOU BECOME

A "700 CLUB" MEMBER.

SOME PEOPLE SAY I CAN DO A

LOT MORE THAN THAT.

YOU CAN JOIN THE THOUSAND

CLUB, WITH A THOUSAND

DOLLAR PLEDGE OR MORE.

AND THERE IS THE FOUNDER'S

CIRCLE.

WHATEVER.

YOU CAN BE PART OF A

WORLDWIDE MINISTRY THAT IS

REACHING OUT TO THE NEEDY

AROUND THE WORLD.

NOW, WHEN YOU JOIN, I WANT

TO GIVE YOU THIS, TOO.

I WROTE A BOOK A FEW YEARS

AGO CALLED "THE SECRET

KINGDOM."

IT HAS TOUCHED MANY LIVES.

AND IT HAS BEEN -- WE PUT

IT INTO A D.V.D., AND

GORDON ADDED SOMETHING.

AND GORDON ADDED "THE LAW

OF EXPECTATION."

HE TEACHES ABOUT THAT.

IT IS ON A D.V.D.

AND YOU CAN PLAY IT.

YOU'VAND WE'LL GIVE THIS TO YOU

AS OUR GIFT.

PLEASE CALL.

THE NUMBER IS RIGHT ON

YOUR SCREEN:

1-800-700-7000.

Wendy: IT IS A

FANTASTIC TEACHING, PAT.

AND GUESS WHAT, COLIN FROM

INDIANA LOVES IT.

SHE WROTE US AND SAID,

"THANK YOU FOR THE "THE

SECRET KINGDOM" AND THE

"THE LAW OF EXPECTATION",

IT WAS SO INSPIRING AND

GAVE ME SO MUCH HOPE."

THANK YOU FOR WRITING IN.

> UP NEXT, AN ACTIVE

SENIOR GETS SHUT DON BY DOWN BY

PAIN.

THE PAIN WAS GETTING

MORE INTENSE.

I WAS FEELING SO BAD, I

COULDN'T LAY DOWN OR SIT

UP WITHOUT JUST BEING IN

MISERY.

Wendy: WATCH THIS

WOMAN GET HEALED ON HER

SOFA AND THEN GET BACK TO

THE GYM.

YES.

Pat: WANDA HAS BEEN A

FAITHFUL VIEWER OF "THE

700 CLUB" FOR 35 YEARS.

SO WHEN WANDA NEEDED A

MIRACLE, SHE KNEW WHERE TO

TURN TO GET SOMEBODY TO

PRAY FOR THEM.

I NOTICED THE PAIN WAS

GETTING MORE INTENSE.

IT WAS ALL DOWN THE LEFT

SIDE OF MY HEAD AND FACE.

Reporter: WANDA

FERGUSON SOON DISCOVERED

SHE HAD SHINGLES.

IT WAS SO PAINFUL, AND

I BEGAN TO HAVE RED SPOTS

ON MY NECK AND ON MY HAIR.

I WAS FEELING SO BAD, I

COULDN'T LAY DOWN, I

COULDN'T SIT UP, WITHOUT

JUST BEING IN MISERY.

Reporter: WITHIN JUST

THREE DAYS, HER ACTIVE

LIFE CAME TO A COMPLETE

STAND STILL.

I COULDN'T DO MUCH OF

ANYTHING.

I COME IN HERE, JUST

TRYING TO GET SOME KIND OF

RELIEF SOMEWHERE.

AND I SAT DOWN ON MY

COUCH.

WHEN I DID, I FLIPPED THE

TELEVISION ON BECAUSE I'VE

BEEN WATCHING "THE 700

CLUB" FOR 35 YEARS.

AND GORDON ROBERTSON AND

TERRY MEEUWSEN WERE ON.

AND JUST IMMEDIATELY AFTER

I TURNED IT ON, HE SAID,

SOMEBODY OUT THERE HAS GOT

SHINGLES.

Gordon: YOU'VE GOT

SHINGLES ON THE LEFT SIDE

OF YOUR FACE, AND IT IS

VERY PAINFUL AND GOD IS

HEALING YOU NOW.

I NEVER HEARD HIM SAY

THAT BEFORE.

AS SOON AS HE SAID THAT, I

KNEW IT WAS FOR ME.

I SAT UP AND LISTENED.

AND HE SAID, THOSE

BLISTERS ARE GOING AWAY.

Gordon: THEY'RE GOING

TO FADE AND YOUR SKIN IS

GOING TO BE NORMAL.

AND WHAT THE DOCTORS SAY

ABOUT NERVE DAMAGE, IT

DOESN'T APPLY TO YOU.

GOD IS RESTORING YOUR

NERVES.

NO MORE PAIN, NO MORE

SUFFERING IN JESUS' NAME.

WHEN HE SAID THAT, THE

PAIN LEFT IMMEDIATELY.

IT WAS INSTANT.

THE PAIN LEFT, AND I

JUMPED UP OFF THE COUCH

AND I STARTED PRAISING GOD

AND THANKING JESUS AND

PRAISING THE THE LORD WITH

ALL OF MY HEART.

I KNEW I HAD BEEN HEALED

INSTANTLY.

Reporter: A FEW DAYS

LATER, WANDA WAS BACK AT

THE LOCAL REC CENTER, HER

OLD STOMPING GROUND.

I WOULD GO TO THE REC

CENTER MONDAY THROUGH

FRIDAY.

I GO AND I WALK THIRS.

FIRST.

I WALK 30 MINUTES.

AND THEN THEY HAVE

STATIONARY BIKES.

AND THEN I LIFT WEIGHTS.

Reporter: WANDA LOVES

JESUS AND SHE LOVES TO

SHARE HER STORY WITH

OTHERS.

I WOULD TELL ANYBODY

ANYWHERE ANY TIME, IF YOU

ARE REALLY TRUSTING, HE

WILL DO EXACTLY WHAT HE

SAYS.

ISAIAH 53: 5: "BY HIS

STRIPES WE ARE HEALED."

I JUST PRAISE GOD FOR HIS

POWER TO HEAL.

Pat: WANDA, GOD BLESS

YOU.

HERE IS ONE THAT CAME IN

ON THE INTERNET RECENTLY.

I WANT TO SPEND A SPECIAL

THANK YOU TO WENDY AND

YOUR MINISTRY.

LAST THURSDAY, I WAS

PREPARING MY CLOTHES FOR

WORK AND THE LORD TOLD ME

TO GO DOWNSTAIRS AND WATCH

YOUR PROGRAM.

I SUFFERED FROM A

RECURRING EAR INFECTION

FOR MONTHS.

NOTHING WOULD HELP.

ON THURSDAY, WENDY SPOKE

DIRECTLY TO THIS

CONDITION.

I BEGAN TO CRY HEAVILY

WHEN SHE PRAYED BECAUSE

GOD SAW THE MIRACLE I

NEEDED AND ANSWERED MY

PRAYER.

AND SINCE THEN, I'VE BEEN

ABLE TO HEAR PERFECTLY."

Wendy: WOW, THAT

MAKES ME TEAR UP.

THANK YOU, JESUS.

> THIS IS SOMEONE WHO

WROTE INTO YOU, PAT.

"DEAR PAT, OVER A YEAR

AGO, YOU PRAYED FOR THE

SPIRIT OF DEPRESSION TO

LEAVE AND SPOKE ABOUT THE

SYMPTOMS.

AS I WAS SITTING ON MY

SOFA, I PRAYED WITH YOU

AND FELT SOMETHING LIFT.

PRIOR TO THAT PRAYER, ALL

I WANTED TO DO WAS SLEEP

AND DIDN'T WANT TO DO

ANYTHING ELSE.

AFTER YOU PRAYED, I GOT UP

AND WANTED TO CLEAN AND DO

THINGS AROUND THE HOUSE.

PRAISE THE LORD, I AM A

BETTER PERSON NOW BECAUSE

OF JESUS.

THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU AND

"THE 700 CLUB" DO FOR THE

LORD."

THAT'S FROM ANGELA.

Pat: ISN'T THAT

GREAT.

WE'RE GOING TO PRAY FOR

YOU RIGHT NOW, FOLKS.

THERE IS NOTHING

IMPOSSIBLE WITH GOD.

WE'RE GOING TO JOIN HANDS

AND WE'RE GOING TO BELIEVE

GOD WITH YOU.

FATHER, WE THANK YOU FOR

THESE ANSWERS TO PRAYER.

AND WE KNOW THAT IN JESUS

WE HAVE EVERYTHING.

IN HIM IS THE FULLNESS OF

THE GOD HEAD.

AND, LORD, IN HIM WE ARE

IN YOU, IN THE FATHER AND

IN THE SON.

AND, LORD, IN THAT

CONDITION, AS A PART OF

JESUS, WE REACH OUT TO

THIS AUDIENCE.

LORD, RIGHT NOW, THERE IS

A MAN WHO HAS A BOWEL

BLOCKAGE.

YOU ARE REALLY SUFFERING.

AND IT HAS BEEN THERE FOR

SOME TIME.

THEY'RE EVEN TALKING ABOUT

SOME KIND OF SURGICAL

PROCEDURE TO GET YOU

RIGHT.

KNOW THAT GOD IS GOING TO

STEP IN AND AT THIS MOMENT

THAT BLOCKAGE IS CLEARED

UP.

Wendy: MANY PEOPLE,

YOU SAW THE STORY WE RAN

EARLIER ABOUT ADDICTIONS,

AND YOU'RE CRYING OUT TO

THE LORD YOU WANT TO BE

FREE.

THE LORD IS HEARING YOU,

AND JESUS IS THE ANSWER.

JUST RECEIVE IT.

GOD IS GOING TO HELP YOU,

AND JUST RECEIVE YOUR

HEALING IN YOUR FREEDOM

THAT HE IS BRINGING TO YOU

IN JESUS' NAME.

Pat: YOU HAVE

SOMETHING AND IT'S ALMOST

LIKE DIPHTHERIA.

YOUR THROAT IS CLOSING UP

AND YOU'RE HAVING AN AWFUL

TIME SWALLOWING.

YOU CRIED OUT TO GOD, AND

GOD WHO'S HEARD YOUR

PRAYER.

IN THE NAME OF JESUS, BE

HEALED.

AND MAY BE ANOINTING OF

THE SPIRIT TOUCH EVERYONE

IN THIS AUDIENCE.

AMEN.

Wendy: THERE ARE MANY

PEOPLE SUFFERING FROM

MIGRAINE HEADACHES RIGHT

NOW.

AND THE LORD IS TOUCHING

YOU.

SOME OF IT IS DEMONIC, AND

I DEMAND THAT SPIRIT OF

INFIRMITY TO LEAVE RIGHT

NOW.

WE COMMAND IT TO LEAVE IN

JESUS' NAME.

YOU ARE HEALED.

AMEN.

Pat: WE LEAVE YOU

WITH TODAY'S POWER MINUTE

FROM PSALM 145: "YOU OPEN

YOUR HAND AND SATISFY THE

DESIRE OF EVERY LIVING

THING."

TOMORROW, "DUCK DYNASTY'S"

SADIE ROBERTSON JOINS US

LIVE.

SO FOR WENDY AND ALL OF

US, THIS IS PAT ROBERTSON.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR

BEING WITH US.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING

YOU AGAIN TOMORROW.

FROM ALL OF US HERE AT

CBN, GOOD-BYE AND GOD

BLESS YOU.

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