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The 700 Club - July 27, 2017

Vin Baker went from being a basketball star to Starbucks barista and he couldn’t be happier. Plus, a 7th grader discovers a gift for art and years later it has become his ministry. Read Transcript


COMING UP, IT'S THE

FIRST DAUGHTER'S PLAN FOR

FAMILY.

IT IS DESIGNED TO BRING

RELIEF.

NOW FIND OUT WHY NOT

EVERYONE IS ON BOARD.

PLUS, HE WENT FROM

BEING A BASKETBALL STAR TO

STARBUCKS' BARRISTA.

IT CAN BE VERY

DIFFICULT TO MAKE.

Efrem: AND HE

COULDN'T BE HAPPIER.

IT IS THE PRODIGAL SON.

I HAVE RETURNED HOME.

Efrem: BEN BAKER'S

STORY ON TODAY'S "700

CLUB."

*

Pat: WELL, WELCOME

LMPGZ.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.

BEFORE WE GET INTO THE

HARD NEWS, I WANT TO START

WITH SOMETHING I THINK IS

VERY IMPORTANT.

THIS BEAUTIFUL LADY WHO

SITS BESIDE ME HAS YET TO

FIND THE PERFECT SPOUSE.

WHAT I HAVE BEEN LOOKING

FOR IS THE PERFECT WEDDING

PRESENT WHEN YOU DO.

AND I FOUND IT.

A LITTLE ITALIAN CAR THAT

I THINK YOU WOULD LOVE TO

DRIVE.

A BUGATI, AND IT HAS

HEATED SEATS AND IT HAS A

G.P.S.

Wendy: CAN WE GET IT

IN RED?

Pat: ANY COLOR YOU

WANT.

YOU WANT IT IN RED.

Wendy: THAT WOULD BE

GOOD.

Pat: THAT CAR -- JUST

THINK, IT HAS

1300-HORSEPOWER.

IT WILL GO FROM ZERO TO 60

BEFORE YOU GET OUT OF YOUR

DRIVEWAY.

Wendy: I LOVE IT.

Pat: PERSPECTIVE

SPOUSE, THAT'S PAT'S

STANDARD, IF YOU CAN

AFFORD ONE.

HERE IS THE PRICE OF THAT

LITTLE JEWEL.

IT IS $2,998,000.

Wendy: THAT IS ONE

AWESOME WEDDING GIFT.

I NEED THE HUSBAND, FIRST.

Pat: PRESIDENT TRUMP

SENT AN UNEXPECTED

ANNOUNCEMENT THAT

TRANSGENDER PEOPLE CANNOT

LONGER SERVE IN THE

MILITARY, AND IT CAUGHT

WASHINGTON BY SURPRISE.

Wendy: DEMOCRATS AND

GAY RIGHTS GROUPS QUICKLY

DENOUNCED TRUMP'S MOVE,

BUT OTHERS SAY THE MOST

IMPORTANT ISSUE IS MAKING

SURE OUR MILITARY IS THE

STRONGEST IT CAN BE.

ERIC GONZALES BRINGS US

THIS STORY FROM

WASHINGTON.

Reporter: PRESIDENT

TRUMP ANNOUNCED PLANS TO

REINSTATE THE TRANSGENDER

BAN THROUGH TWITTER ON

WEDNESDAY.

THE PRESIDENT SAID

AMERICAN FORCES MUST BE

FOCUSED ON DECISIVE AND

OVERWHELMING VICTORY, AND

IT COULD NOT AFFORD TO

ACCOMMODATE THEM.

AND HE VOICED THIS IS A

VERY EXPENSIVE AND

DISRUPTIVE POLICY.

AND BASED ON CONSULTATION

HE HAS HAD WITH HIS

NATIONAL SECURITY TEAM, HE

CAME TO THE CONCLUSION IT

ERODES MILITARY READINESS

AND UNIT COHESION, AND

MADE THE DECISION BASED ON

THAT.

Reporter: THE

ANNOUNCEMENT COMES AFT

JAMES MATTIS LAST MONTH

DELAYED A REVIEW OF AN

OBAMA ERA POLICY THAT

ALLOWED OPENLY TRANSGENDER

PEOPLE TO JOIN THE

MILITARY.

A PENTAGON SPOKESPERSON

TOLD CBN NEWS THAT WE

REFER ALL QUESTIONS ABOUT

THE PRESIDENT'S STATEMENT

TO THE WHITE HOUSE.

THE PENTAGON WON'T RELEASE

ANY DATA ON THE NUMBER OF

TRANSGENDER TROOPS

CURRENTLY SERVING.

HOWEVER A STUDY SHOWS

THERE ARE BETWEEN 2500 AND

7,000 ACTIVE MEMBERS, AND

UP TO 4,000 IN THE

RESERVES.

PAYING FOR GENDER

TRANSITION COULD COST U.S.

TAXPAYERS ALMOST

$4 BILLION OVER 10 YEARS.

HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER

KEVIN McCARTHY APPEARED

ON CBN'S OWN "FAITH

NATION."

IT LOOKS LIKE PRESIDENT

TRUMP HAS COME OUT, AFTER

TALKING TO HIS GENERALS

AND OTHERS, SAYING THAT IT

MAYBE IS NOT THE BEST FOR

THE MILITARY CURRENTLY.

THE PRESIDENT IS THE

COMMANDER IN CHIEF.

HE TALKS TO THE JOINT

CHIEFS, HEAD OF JOINT

CHIEFS, AND IT IS

IMPORTANT FOR US TO

SUPPORT THAT MILITARY

TEAM.

THIS IS THEIR DECISION, SO

WE WILL SUPPORT IT.

IT SEEMS TO ME IF

SOMEONE COMES TO THE

MILITARY WITH THE NOTION

OF SAYING, I WANT TO SERVE

MY COUNTRY AND WANT TO

PROTECT THIS, THE LAST

GREAT HOPE OF MANKIND ON

EARTH, THEN AT LEAST THEY

PROBABLY SHOULD FIGURE

OUT -- AND I SAY THIS

WITHOUT MALICE -- FIGURE

OUT IF YOUR A MAN OR WOMAN

FIRST AND THEN COME TO THE

MILITARY AND SERVE YOUR

COUNTRY.

THERE IS NO WORD ON HOW

THIS POLICY WOULD AFFECT

THE FUTURE OF TRANSGENDER

AMERICANS CURRENTLY

SERVING IN THE U.S.

MILITARY.

ERIC GONZALES, CBN NEWS,

WASHINGTON.

Pat: IT IS COMMON

SENSE.

WE DON'T WANT TO BE

PICKING UP THE TAB FOR

OPERATIONS ON PEOPLE WHO

WANT TO CHANGE THEIR SEX

WHEN THEY GET INTO THE

MILITARY.

THAT WOULD BE FOOLISH.

THEY SHOULD MAKE UP THEIR

MIND BEFORE THEY JOIN THE

MILITARY, WHETHER THEY'RE

A MAN OR A WOMAN, AND GO

IN UNDER THAT GUISE.

A TEMPEST AND TEAPOT.

> WELL, THIS HEALTH CARE

THING, IF IT IS NOT

CONFUSING YOU, IT IS

CONFUSING ALL OF US.

THEY HAVE NOW GOT WHAT

THEY CALL A SKIN M SKINNY BILL

COMING UP.

THEY COULDN'T PASS A

MEASURE THAT COMPLETELY

GOT RID OF OBAMACARE, SO

THEY'RE GOING TO TRY THAT

SKINNY BILL, AND THAT WILL

IN TURN GO TO CONFERENCE.

DALE HURD HAS THAT STORY.

THE AMENDMENT IS NOT

AGREED TO.

Reporter: WITHOUT THE

VOTES TO REPEAL AND

REPLACE OBAMACARE, SENATE

REPUBLICANS ARE LOWERING

THEIR SIGHTS AND TRYING TO

UNITE BEHIND A SO-CALLED

SKIN M MESKINNY REPEAL, THAT WOULD

UNDO A FEW OF THE

UNPOPULAR E ELEMENTS OF THE

OBAMACARE.

THE SKINNY BILL IS AN

ATTEMPT BY SENATE

REPUBLICANS TO KEEP THEIR

PROMISE TO REPEAL AND

REPLACE OBAMACARE WHILE

TRYING TO BREAKTHROUGH THE

DIVISION AMONG SENATE

REPUBLICANS.

EVERYBODY NEEDS TO

SADDLE UP AND PUT IT ALL

ON THE TABLE AND SAY, THIS

IS MY POSITION.

Reporter: PRESIDENT

TRUMP CALLED OUT

REPUBLICAN SENATORS LIKE

ALASKA'S LISA MURCOWSKI

FOR VOTING AGAINST REPEAL

AND REPLACE.

President Trump: ANY

SENATOR WHO VOTES AGAINST

REPEAL AND REPLACE IS

TELLING AMERICA THAT THEY

ARE FINE WITH THE

OBAMACARE NIGHTMARE.

Reporter: A SKINNY

REPEAL WOULD PROBABLY END

THE OBAMACARE MANDATE THAT

MOST PEOPLE BUY INSURANCE

OR PAY A PENALTY, AND IT

WOULD NOT REQUIRE THAT

MOST EMPLOYERS PROVIDE

HEALTH INSURANCE FOR THEIR

WORKERS.

IT WOULD KEEP OBAMACARE'S

EXPANSION OF ME MEDICARE FOR

LOW INCOME EMPLOYEES IN 50

STATES.

MANY HOPE THE SKINNY WILL

PASS AND THEN TURN INTO

REPLACE WHEN IT GOES TO

THE HOUSE AND SENATE.

DALE HURD, CBN NEWS.

Pat: DAVID BRODY IS

WITH US NOW IN WASHINGTON.

DAVID, THE DEAL IS SOMEONE

WILL APPOINT CONFEREES FOR

THE SENATE AND FOR THE

HOUSE, AND THEY GET

TOGETHER AND COME UP WITH

ANOTHER BILL AND THAT

THING GOES FORWARD AND SO

THE THING CAN CHANGE

DRAMATICALLY.

TELL US YOUR TAKE ON IT.

THE SCUTTLEBUTT UP HERE

IS WHAT ARE THE CHANCES A

SKINNY BILL CAN EVEN GET

THROUGH?

I DON'T KNOW.

10%, 50% -- NO ONE HAS ANY

IDEA IF IT CAN GET THROUGH

BECAUSE NO ONE IS QUITE

SURE WHAT WILL BE IN THE

FINAL BILL.

AND THAT'S THE PROBLEM.

OVERALL, THIS IS A

COMPLETE MESS.

THE REPUBLICANS CAN BLAME

THEMSELVES ON THIS.

YOU'VE GOT JOHN McCAIN,

ROB PORTMAN, AND THREE OR

FOUR OTHERS WHO ALL VOTED

FOR A REPEAL-ONLY BILL IN

2015, AND THAT'S THE ONE

AT THE TIME PRESIDENT

TRUMP VETOED.

NOW THEY HAD A CHANCE TO

REPEAL THIS SAME BILL, AND

THEY SAID, NO, WE'RE NOT

GOING TO DO IT.

NO ONE IS QUITE SURE WHAT

IS GOING TO HAPPEN.

BUT WHEN IT GETS TO

CONFERENCE, IF IT GETS TO

CONFERENCE, THE PROBLEM IS

IF YOU'RE GOING TO MAKE IT

A MORE ROBUST BILL, NOT

SKINNY, BUT MAYBE 2%,

YOU'VE GOT THE PROBLEM OF

WHETHER OR NOT IT CAN PASS

THE HOUSE.

ALL SORTS OF PROBLEMS.

Pat: ISN'T IT A

POSSIBILITY IF THE SPEAKER

APPOINTS THE CONFEREES,

THEY CAN GET AHOLD OF

SOMETHING AND PUT TOGETHER

A SIGNIFICANT PACKAGE THAT

MIGHT BE ACCEPTABLE?

David: POSSIBLY, AND

THAT'S THE HOPE.

BUT THE PROBLEM IS YOU'VE

GOT SO MANY DIFFERENT

FACTIONS, ESPECIALLY IN

THE SENATE, TO GET 50

VOTES IS GOING TO BE VERY,

VERY DIFFICULT.

WHAT WE'RE STARTING TO

HEAR UP IN WASHINGTON, AT

LEAST IN THE WHITE HOUSE,

IT IS THE NEW LINGO.

THEY'RE CALLING IT THE

BEGINNING OF THE END OF

OBAMACARE.

IN OTHER WORDS, IF THEY

CAN REPEAL THE INDIVIDUAL

MANDATE AND THE EMPLOYER

MANDATE AND THE MEDICAL

DEVICE TAX, THAT WILL BE

THE BEGINNING OF THE END

OF OBAMACARE.

WHAT YOU COULD SEE

HAPPENING IS IF SOME SORT

OF SMALL SKINNY BILL GETS

SIGNED INTO LAW, THAT'S

WHAT PRESIDENT TRUMP WILL

SAY IN THE FUTURE.

HE WILL SAY, LOOK, WE'VE

BEGUN TO DISMANTEL

OBAMACARE, BUT WE NEED TO

GET THE FINAL JOB DONE.

Pat: THEY CAN LIMIT

DRAMATICALLY SOME OF THESE

THINGS.

AND CAN'T THE PRESIDENT

HIMSELF WITHHOLD CERTAIN

FUNDS SO THEY'RE NOT

FUNDED AS HE GOES ALONG?

David: ABSOLUTELY.

AND THERE IS SERIOUS TALK

AT THE WHITE HOUSE OF HIM

DOING JUST THAT.

AND THOSE PAYMENTS ARE

SCHEDULED TO COME OUT ANY

DAY NOW.

AND THE PRESIDENT CAN HOLD

BACK SOME OF THOSE

MEDICAID PAYMENTS.

BUT AT THIS POINT ADVISORS

ARE SUGGESTING HE NOT DO

THAT.

SO THAT IS UP IN THE AIR

AS WELL.

Pat: HE DROPPED A

BOMBSHELL.

DID ANYBODY KNOW ABOUT

THIS TRANSGENDER MOVE HE

MADE YESTERDAY?

David: THIS IS

CLASSIC DONALD TRUMP,

TWEETED OUT.

NO POLICY PAPER.

NO EXECUTIVE ORDER, NO

SPECIFICS EXACTLY TO GRAB

HOLD OF.

AND THAT'S WHY EVERYBODY

IS SOMEONE IN LIMBO,

ESPECIALLY ALL OF THESE

LAWSUITS THAT COULD

HAPPEN.

THE ACLU AND ALL OF THE

LGBT GROUPS ARE READY TO

LINE UP AT THE COURTROOM

DOOR TO FILE LAWSUITS.

WHAT WE UNDERSTAND ABOUT

THIS IS EVANGELICALS WERE

HEAVILY INVOLVED -- MY

SOURCES WERE TELLING ME

ABOUT TWO AND A HALF WEEKS

AGO THE EVANGELICAL

ADVISORY BOARD -- IT IS

NOT TECHNICALLY CALLED

THAT -- BUT ALL OF THESE

EVANGELICAL LEADERS THAT

ADVICE THE PRESIDENT MET

TWO AND A HALF WEEKS AGO

AT THE OVAL OFFICE, AND

THIS WAS DISCUSSED.

AND THERE WAS A LETTER

SENT TO THE PRESIDENT THIS

WEEK SIGNED BY MANY OF

THESE FOLKS, SAYING YOU

HAVE TO GO AHEAD AND

BASICALLY NOT HAVE

TRANSGENDERS IN THE

MILITARY, AND THE

PRESIDENT WENT ALONG WITH

IT.

AND THERE IS A "MAKE

AMERICA SECURE" ACT, AND

THAT WAS GOING TO

BASICALLY GIVE $80 BILLION

MORE IN MILITARY SPENDING.

AND THE FAMILY RESEARCH

COUNCIL BASICALLY SAID,

WE'VE GOT ENOUGH

REPUBLICANS TO BLOCK THAT

BILL.

IN OTHER WORDS, THEY TOLD

THE WHITE HOUSE, WE'RE NOT

GOING TO GIVE YOU THE

$80 BILLION MORE IN

MILITARY FUNDING BECAUSE

$4 BILLION OF THAT IS

GOING TO GO TO THESE

TRANSGENDER SURGERIES.

SO THEY GOT THE

PRESIDENT'S ATTENTION ON

THAT.

THE PRESIDENT TOOK IT

SERIOUSLY ENOUGH, AND HERE

WE ARE.

Pat: UNDER OBAMA,

THEY WERE DOING

TRANSGENDER SURGERIES,

WEREN'T THEY?

David: WELL, IT WAS

INFLUX.

IN OTHER WORDS, THE ORDER

CAME IN JULY OF 2016 FROM

THE PRESIDENT, AND IT WAS

UNDER REVIEW TECHNICALLY.

AND SO BASICALLY WHAT NOW

HAS TO HAPPEN -- YOU HAVE

TO REMEMBER IN THE HOUSE

THERE WAS THIS BIG DEBATE

OVER TRANSGENDER

SURGERIES, AND THE HOUSE,

EVEN THOUGH THEY'RE

CONTROLLED BY REPUBLICANS,

COULDN'T GET THEIR ACT

TOGETHER, AND BASICALLY

THAT BILL THAT WAS BEING

DEBATED ABOUT TRANSGENDER

SURGERIES FAILED.

IN OTHER WORDS, THEY WERE

GOING TO CONTINUE TO ALLOW

THESE TRANSGENDER

SURGERIES TO HAPPEN.

THERE HAVE BEEN ALL SORTS

OF PROBLEMS WITH THAT, BUT

THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS,

PAT, BECAUSE THESE

TRANSGENDER SURGERIES --

THAT BILL GOT DEFEATED,

AND THAT'S PART OF THE

REASON THE WHITE HOUSE

TOOK THIS STEP.

Pat: I GOT YOU.

> WHAT IS YOUR PROGNOSIS

FOR THE LONG-TERM

RELATIONSHIP WITH THE

ATTORNEY-GENERAL?

David: PAT, IT'S A

TOUGH ONE.

AND, YOU KNOW, THE

PRESIDENT IS GETTING A LOT

OF COUNSELLING, SAYING,

STOP IT, STOP IT, STOP IT

ON JEFF SESSIONS.

BUT TRUMP IS GOING TO DO

WHAT TRUMP IS GOING TO DO.

THAT'S REAL NEWS.

THAT'S NOT FAKE NEWS FOR

SURE.

I DON'T THINK IT IS GOING

TO END WELL FOR THE

ATTORNEY-GENERAL.

THAT'S THE SENSE I'M

GETTING UP HERE, TALKING

TO SOME OF MY SOURCES.

EVENTUALLY IT MAY BE TOO

MUCH FOR THE

ATTORNEY-GENERAL, WHO NOW,

BY THE WAY, IS IN EL

SALVADOR, DEALING WITH

SOME OF THE 13 GANG

CORRUPTION GOING ON OVER

THERE, SO HE IS NOW OUT OF

THE COUNTRY.

I DON'T THINK IT IS GOING

TO END WELL FOR HIM.

THERE IS TALK ABOUT A

RECESS APPOINTMENT IN

AUGUST.

I THINK THAT WOULD BE

RELATIVELY FOOLISH FOR THE

PRESIDENT TO DO, IF HE IS

GOING TO TRY TO MAKE A

RECESS APPOINTMENT, AND

NOT HAVE THE SENATE BE

ABLE TO CONFIRM A NEW

ATTORNEY-GENERAL.

I DON'T THINK THAT IS

GOING TO HAPPEN.

WHAT IS HAPPENING THERE IS

WITHIN THE WHITE HOUSE,

YOU HEAR TRUMP TALK A LOT

ABOUT THIS.

HE LIKES TO MUSE AND TALK

ABOUT THESE THINGS IN AN

OPEN-FORUM DISCUSSION AND

SO A LOT OF PEOPLE RUN

WITH THAT AND REPORT IT TO

THE MEDIA, WHICH IS A

WHOLE OTHER ISSUE.

Pat: DAVE, THANKS FOR

THE WORK YOU'RE DOING.

DAVID BRODY, OUR SPECIAL

CORRESPONDENT, DOING A

VERY GOOD JOB.

MY ADVICE TO THEM IS KISS

AND MAKE UP.

TURN HIM LOOSE ON SOME OF

THE LEAKS THAT ARE COMING,

WHICH ARE CRIMES, AND

THERE HAVE BEEN ABOUT ONE

A DAY IN THE FIRST DAYS OF

THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION.

THEY ARE HIGH-LEVEL LEAKS,

AND THEY SHOULD NOT BE

ALLOWED.

I UNDERSTAND ANTHONY

SCARAMUCCI ARE GOING AFTER

PEOPLE WHO HAVE LEAKED HIS

FINANCIALS, THAT ARE

SUPPOSED TO BE

CONFIDENTIAL.

AND SOMEBODY LEAKED IT IN

THE HIGHEST LEVELS OF THE

GOVERNMENT.

THEY HAVE GOT TO BE PUT IN

JAIL.

THAT'S A CRIME AND A CRIME

THAT IS DEMONSTERABLE.

> SO, THE NEW AUTOMOBILE

OWNER OF THE YEAR.

Wendy: I'VE GOT TO

GET MARRIED SOON AND GET

THAT CAR.

I WANT THAT CAR.

> UP NEXT, GUARANTEED

PAID MATERNITY LEAVE.

SEE HOW IVANKA TRUMP IS

PUSHING HARD TO GET THAT

FOR WORKERS IN THE U.S.,

AND WHY NOT EVERYONE IS

HAPPY ABOUT IT.

Pat: WHILE THE REST

OF THE WORLD HAS EMBRACED

PAID FAMILY LEAVE FOR NEW

MOMS AND EVEN DADS, THE

U.S. IS STILL JUST

STARTING TO DISCUSS

WHETHER IT SHOULD BE A

PRIORITY AND HOW TO PAY

FOR IT.

BUT NOW ONE OF THE

NATION'S MOST FAMOUS MOMS,

IVANKA TRUMP, IS PUSHING

TO MAKE IT A REALITY.

OUR WHITE HOUSE

CORRESPONDENT JENNIFER

WISHON BRINGS US THAT.

CAN I HAVE A HUG?

OH!

Jennifer: WHEN

PAULINE YOUNG GAVE BIRTH

TO HER DAUGHTER, BRIANNA,

SHE TOOK THREE MONTHS OFF.

I COULD USE UP TO SIX

WEEKS OF SICK LEAVE FOR FOR FOR FOR

MATFORMATERNITY PURPOSES, AND I

HAD ANNUAL LEAVE HOURS.

Jennifer: UNDER THE

FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE ACT,

EMPLOYERS ARE REQUIRED TO

PROTECT AN EMPLOYEE'S JOB

FOR 12 WEEKS AFTER TAKING

TIME OFF AFTER GIVING

BIRTH OR ADOPTING A CHILD,

BUT THEY DON'T HAVE TO PAY

THEM.

BUT MANY COMPANIES LET

THEM USE THEIR ACCRUED

VACATION DAYS.

IT IS AN IMPORTANT TIME

FOR A MOM AND HER BABY.

THIS IS A NEW LIFE THAT

HAS COME INTO THE WORLD.

AND IT'S A BIG DEAL.

IT'S A BIG CHANGE.

YOU KNOW, YOU HAVE SO MANY

DIFFERENT FEELINGS THAT

YOU'RE EXPERIENCING AT

THIS TIME AS A NEW MOTHER.

AND SO I CAN'T IMAGINE NOT

HAVING THAT OPPORTUNITY TO

BOND.

Jennifer: RESEARCH

BACKS HER UP.

FAILURE OF A MOM TO SPEND

ADEQUATE TIME WITH HER

BABY EARLY ON CAN AFFECT

THE CHILD'S HEALTH,

COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT AND

BEHAVIOR.

DR. BRAD WILLCOX IS A

SOCIOLOGIST.

THE MORE BONDING, THE

MORE LIKELY THEY'RE GOING

TO FLOURISH LATER IN LIFE.

Reporter: THE UNITED

STATES IS ONE OF THE ONLY

WHO DOESN'T GUARANTEE MOMS

PAY WHILE THEY'RE OUT ON

MATERNITY LEAVE.

IVANKA TRUMP IS USING HER

ROLE TO CHANGE THAT.

SHE JOINED HER FATHER AS

HE ANNOUNCED HIS PLAN TO

PROVIDE SIX WEEKS PAID

MATERNITY LEAVE TO WOMEN

WORKING FOR COMPANIES THAT

DON'T OFFER IT.

MY FATHER HAS CREATED A

PLAN THAT IS DESIGNED TO

BRING RELIEVE.

President Trump: THIS

MATERNITY LEAVE WILL BE

PAID OUT OF THE

UNINSURANCE FUND.

IT WILL BE COMPLETELY PAID

FOR THROUGH SAVINGS WITHIN

THE PROGRAM.

Reporter: BUT AS

PRESIDENT, TRUMP AT

IVANKA'S URGING, PUT

$10 BILLION INTO THE

BUDGET TO PAY FOR IT.

STATES WOULD BE

RESPONSIBLE FOR

DETERMINING HOW MUCH A

MOTHER GETS.

SENATOR RUBIO INVITED HER

TO DISCUSS THE PLAN.

HE SAYS MANY WANT TO

ADDRESS THAT MANY DON'T

HAVE CHILDREN BECAUSE THEY

CAN'T AFFORD TO TAKE

UNPAID TIME OFF FROM WORK.

STILL, MANY REPUBLICANS

DON'T LIKE IVANKA'S LAN TO

USE TAX DOLLARS TO PAY FOR

IT.

AND MANY DEMOCRATS DON'T

THINK IT GOES FAR ENOUGH.

ROMINA IS AN EXPERT AT THE

HERITAGE FOUNDATION.

ANY NEW FEDERAL

BENEFIT, IT IS MUCH EASIER

TO EXPAND IT THAN IT IS TO

REIN IT BACK IN.

WHILE THIS MAY BE A

TARGETED AND LIMITED

APPROACH THAT IS CURRENTLY

ENVISIONED BY THE

PRESIDENT, ONCE IN

IMPLEMENTED, IT WILL BE

SUBJECT TO THE SAME

SPECIAL INTEREST EFFORTS

THAT OTHER BENEFITS

PROGRAMS ARE.

Reporter: IT COULD

MAKE IT EASIER FOR

EMPLOYERS TO COME UP WITH

SOLUTIONS T THAT WORKS FOR

THEM AND THEIR EMPLOYEES.

THERE IS A PROPOSAL IN

CONGRESS TO INCREASE

FLEXIBILITY FOR EMPLOYERS

TO PROVIDE THE KIND OF

BENEFITS PACKAGE THAT

THEIR EMPLOYEES VALUE.

SOMETIMES IT MEANS PAID

TIME OFF, RATHER THAN CASH

THAT WILL BE TAXED.

Reporter: ACROSS THE

COUNTRY, LAWMAKERS ARE

PAYING ATTENTION TO THE

ISSUE.

CALIFORNIA, RHODE ISLAND,

NEW JERSEY AND NEW YORK

CURRENTLY OR WILL SOON

OFFER PAID FAMILY LEAVE.

HERE IN WASHINGTON, D.C.,

CITY COUNCIL GRANTED

WORKERS UP TO EIGHT WEEKS

OF PAID LEAVE.

AND IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR,

THERE IS A PUSH TO OFFER

GENEROUS MATERNITY AND

FAMILY LEAVE POLICIES IN

AN EFFORT TO RETAIN

TALENT.

NETFLIX LET'S EMPLOYEES

TAKE UP TO ONE YEAR OFF

FOR A BIRTH OR AN

ADOPTION.

THE PROBLEM ARISES IN

THE LOW INCOME OR LESS

EDUCATED WOMEN, ESPECIALLY

THOSE WORKING IN MINIMUM

WAGE JOBS, THEY TEND TO

HAVE LESS ACCESS TO THESE

TYPES OF BENEFITS.

Reporter: STILL,

RESEARCH AND PUBLIC

OPINION SEEM TO BE

COLLIDING.

I BELIEVE WHAT MOST

SCHOLARS IN THIS AREA

WOULD ACKNOWLEDGE OR

RECOGNIZE IS HAVING

OPPORTUNITY FOR PARENTS TO

TAKE SOME LEAVE WITH THEIR

CHILLED IS REALLY

IMPORTANT IN ESTABLISHING

THE CONNECTION BETWEEN

CHILD AND PARENT,

ESPECIALLY MOMS.

Reporter: THE

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA IS

TAXING BUSINESSES TO PAY

FOR ITS PROGRAM.

AND THEN THERE IS THIS:

SOME ARGUE OFFERING WOMEN

A SPECIAL WORK BENEFIT

WILL ACTUALLY HURT THEIR

CHANCES OF GETTING HIRED

OR BEING PROMOTED.

PAULINE YOUNG SAYS TAKE IT

FROM A MOM, EMPLOYERS

SHOULD TRY TO BE

ACCOMMODATING.

JOBS NEED TO BE MORE

SUPPORTIVE OF THE FAMILY.

Reporter: AND WHILE

IVANKA TRUMP WILL CONTINUE

TO USE HER POWERFUL MEG MEGA

PHONE FOR PAID LEAVE, AN

AGREEMENT ON HOW TO GET IT

DONE IS STILL MANY BIRTHS

AWAY.

JENNIFER WISHON, CBN NEWS,

WASHINGTON.

Pat: THANKS,

JENNIFER.

AND INTERESTING THING IN

THE OLD TESTAMENT, IN

ISRAEL, WHEN PEOPLE WENT

INTO THE ARMY AND THEY GOT

MARRIED, THEY WERE GIVEN A

ONE-YEAR LEAVE OF ABSENCE

SO THEY COULD BOND, NOT

JUST WITH THEIR CHILD BUT

WITH THEIR SPOUSE TO GET

THEIR FAMILY GOING.

THAT GOES BACK TO BIBLICAL

TIMES.

THE IDEA OF HAVING A YOUNG

MOTHER -- WE DIDN'T USE TO

HAVE THAT MANY MARRIED

WORKING WOMEN THAT WERE

HAVING CHILDREN AT AN

EARLY AGE.

NOW WE DO.

NOW THE WOMEN IN THE

WORKPLACE IS VERY

VALUABLE, AND WE NEED TO

DO SOMETHING IN OUR

COUNTRY TO MAKE SURE THEY

HAVE PLENTY OF TIME TO

BOND WITH THESE INFANTS

BECAUSE THEY NEED THEIR

MOTHERS.

Wendy: UP NEXT,

BASKETBALL GRADE VIN BAKER

REVEALS WHAT HIS FANS

NEVER SAW ON THE COURT.

I WAS DOING IT TO

MAINTAIN AND EVEN KILL.

OTHERWISE I WOULD BE

ANXIOUS.

Wendy: FOLLOW BEN'S

JOURNEY FROM A ALL STARS TO

STARBUCKS' BARRISTA, AFTER

THIS.

Pat: WELL, HE MADE

$100 MILLION FROM HIS NBA

AND OLYMPIC BASKETBALL

CAREER, AND HE SQUANDERED

EVERY PENNY OF IT BEN

BAKER IS A SELF-CONFESSED

PRODIGAL WHO WENT FROM

SPORTS SUPERSTAR TO

STARBUCKS' BARRISTA.

AS HE TOLD SPORTS REPORTER

TOM BUEHRING, HE HAS NEVER

BEEN HAPPIER.

Reporter: WHEN A

STRAIGHT PATH TURNS TO

WINDING ROAD, THE HOPE IS

THAT THE JOURNEY BRINGS A

RETURN.

VIN BAKER'S BASKETBALL

ODYSSEY HAS.

YOU CAN ALWAYS COME

HOME.

I'VE BEEN WELL-TRAVELLED.

FULL GOSPEL, TABERNACLE,

IN CONNECTICUT, WHICH HAS

ALWAYS BEEN HOME FOR ME.

MY EARLIEST MEMORIES IS

SINGING IN THE CHOIR AT

NINE YEARS OLD.

IT WILL ALWAYS REMAIN

SPECIAL TO ME.

IT IS THE PRODIGAL SON.

I HAVE RETURNED HOME, AND

I'M HAPPY TO HAVE COME

HOME TO A FEAST.

Reporter: WHAT DOES

IT STILL BRING?

I SEE PEOPLE THAT I

GREW UP WITH AND WENT TO

HIGH SCHOOL WITH, AND

THEY'RE ALL WONDERFUL

PEOPLE.

I HAVE GREAT FRIENDS HERE.

HERE I'M NOT VIN BAKER.

I'M JUST VINNIE.

Reporter: THIS IS

WHERE YOU DID SIXTH,

SEVENTH, AND EIGHTH

GRADES?

YES.

THIS IS MY SCHOOL.

NOW IT IS THE OLD

RECREATIONAL CENTER.

THERE IS WHERE VIN, JR.

AND I COME AND WORK OUT.

Reporter: IT'S WHERE

YOU GOT YOUR LIVELIHOOD

AND WHERE YOU GOT YOUR

NAME.

YOU HAD A DISTINGUISHED

BASKETBALL CAREER.

BEING ALL AMERICAN,

DRAFTED, MILWAUKEE BUCKS,

1993, AND HAVING SO MUCH

EARLY SUCCESS, NBA ALL

STAR, NBA OLYMPIAN, MY OWN

BRAND JORDAN SHOE, AND

REALLY A LOT OF WONDERFUL

THINGS THAT BASKETBALL

BROUGHT ME.

Reporter: WHEN WAS

THE PEAK OF YOUR NBA

CAREER?

MY FIRST YEAR IN

SEATTLE, 1997, 1998, WON

61 GAMES.

I WEMEN WENT FROM BEING AN ALL

STAR TO THE NEXT LEVEL.

IT CHANGES YOUR WHOLE

TITLE.

Reporter: YOU

INHERITED OPPORTUNITY BY

COMING TO THE NBA, BUT YOU

ALSO GET A LIFESTYLE.

UH-HUH.

IF YOU'RE NOT CAPABLE OF

HAVING DISCRETION, YOU

WILL FALL INTO IT.

I DIDN'T COME FROM A PARTY

BACKGROUND, BUT ONCE I

STARTED TO DRINK AND HANG

OUT AND PARTY, IT WENT

FROM CASUAL FUN TO I

REALLY NEED TO DRINK.

NOW I HAVE TO DO IT TO

SURVIVE BECAUSE MY BODY IS

NOT RESPONDING WITHOUT

ONE.

SO IT GOT REALLY BAD.

Reporter: DID YOU

DRINK DURING GAMES?

YEAH, THERE WERE TIMES

WHEN I HAD TO.

I MEAN, THE PRESSURE OF

MAINTAINING THIS LEVEL OF

BASKETBALL MADE ME

ANXIOUS.

AND I WOULD HAVE

WITHDRAWALS, THE SHAKES,

THE NOISE OF THE CROWD,

AND I WOULD DRINK DURING

THAT TO MAINTAIN AND EVEN

CURE.

OTHERWISE I WOULD BE

ANXIOUS.

MY BODY SHAKING.

MAYBE I'M NOT AS GOOD AS I

THOUGHT I WAS BECAUSE I

DIDN'T REALIZE I HAD

BECOME AN ALCOHOLIC.

Reporter: NO MORE

HIDING.

YOUR GAME FALTERS, YOU'RE

TRADED TO BOSTON.

YOU'RE FOUND OUT.

SUSPENSIONS, RELEASES, YOU

LOSE YOUR CAREER AND

EVERYTHING WITH IT.

THE NAME VIN BAKER AT

THAT TIME WASN'T GOOD.

ALL OF THE STORIES, ALL OF

THE RUMORS, ALL OF THE

MONEY LOSS, I COULDN'T

FIGHT IT AT THAT POINT.

I WAS ALREADY HUMBLED.

HE KNEW I WAS BROKEN.

Reporter: WHAT DID

ROCK BOTTOM LOOK LIKE?

I WAS JUST SPIRITUALLY

EMPTY.

LOSING EVERYTHING THAT I

HAD GAINED AND WORKED FOR

WASN'T ROCK BOTTOM.

THE ROCK BOTTOM PART WAS

WHEN I DIDN'T FEEL

CONNECTED TO CHRIST.

I JUST FELT THERE WAS NO

ONE I COULD TURN TO,

INCLUDING GOD.

I HAD DONE SO MUCH WRONG

WITH ALCOHOLISM AND SOME

OF THE CHOICES I MORALLY

MADE WAS AGAINST GOD AND

EVERYTHING I STOOD FOR AND

EVERYTHING HE WANTED ME TO

BE.

Reporter: THE IN AND

OUT OF REHABS, THIS LAST

ONE WAS DIFFERENT.

DIDN'T YOU TELL THEM, I'LL

BE OUT IN A WEEK?

I HAD A REAL

CONVERSATION WITH THE

LORD.

I NEED YOU NOW.

I CRIED OUTGOING TO REHAB.

ALL I NEED TO DO IS GET

PHYSICALLY WELL SO I

WOULDN'T HAVE SEIZURES,

BUT MY SPIRIT WAS MADE UP.

I KNEW THAT THE

MAINTENANCE WAS GOING TO

BE COMING TO THE LORD, AND

COMING TO THE CHURCH AND

PRAYING.

USUALLY THESE STORIES END

IN DEATH.

BUT THE AWESOME PART IS

YOU CAN CHANGE THE ENDING

OF THE STORY.

THE ONLY WAY TO TURN THAT

AROUND IS THROUGH CHRIST.

Reporter: TO GET BACK

ON HIS FEET, VIN REACHED

OUT TO ONE OF HIS FORMER

NBA OWNERS, STARBUCKS'

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR HOWARD

SCHULTZ.

I CONSIDER HOWARD

FAMILY AND A CLOSE FRIEND.

I'M GRATEFUL FOR THE

OPPORTUNITY HE GAVE ME TO

COME IN HERE AND PUT THIS

GREEN APRON ON.

COMING OUT OF RECOVERY, I

NEEDED A PLACE WHERE I

COULD GRIND AND WORK,

LITERALLY AND

FIGURATIVELY, A LOT OF

THINGS I WAS GOING

THROUGH.

Reporter.I WOULD A MACCIATO COULD

BE DIFFICULT TO MAKE WHEN

IT HAS TO BE RUSHED.

> AT ONE POINT I THOUGHT

I WAS NOT LOVED BY ANYONE.

I DIDN'T THINK I COULD BE

LOVED.

THAT'S WHEN I FOUND OUT

HIS LOVE IS UNCONDITIONAL.

I WAKE UP EVERY MORNING

NEEDING A NEW MERCY.

I HAVE SIX YEARS OF

SOBRIETY, BUT I NEED YOU

TODAY.

I HAVE A HEALTHY FEAR OF

MY PAST AND A GREAT

ADORERATION OF THE LORD.

Reporter: VIN WAS

RECENTLY ORDAINED.

HIS NEW BOOK OFFERS AN

ACCOUNT OF HIS LIFE AND

REDEMPTION.

IT HAS BEEN A BEAUTIFUL

PROCESS, COMING BACK HOME

TO MY WIFE AND MY CHILDREN

AND MY SON.

SIGNED TO THE BOSTON

COLLEGE.

NOW I'VE HAD THE

OPPORTUNITY TO GO BACK AND

DO BROADCASTING WITH FOX

AND THE MILWAUKEE BUCKS.

IT IS PART OF THE

REDEMPTIVE PROCESS.

THEY TOOK A CHANCE ON ME

AND I'M TRULY BLESSED TO

BE BACK IN MILWAUKEE.

Reporter: HOW DO YOU

MAINTAIN THE PERSPECTIVE

THAT THERE IS PURPOSE EVEN

IN THE WORST OF IT?

I'M CONVINCED THAT

EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENED

IN THE NBA HAD TO HAPPEN

IN ORDER FOR ME TO GET A

GOD PERSPECTIVE, IN ORDER

FOR ME TO CHANGE MY LIFE,

AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, HELP

OTHER PEOPLE CHANGE THEIR

PERSPECTIVE ON ADDICTION

OR HELP TO SAVE LIVES.

IT WENT FROM A WHY ME TO

WHY NOT ME?

WHEN YOU GET TO THE WHY

NOT ME, BIG CHANGES CAN

HAPPEN.

I KNEW WILL WOULD BE JOY

IN RUNNING BACK TO A

FORGIVFORGIVING FATHER.

Pat: WHAT A BEAUTIFUL

SPIRIT.

IT WOULD BE SO EASY TO BE

BITTER AND DOWNCAST, BUT

INSTEAD OF THAT, HE HAS

EMBRACED WHAT HAS HAPPENED

WITH JOY BECAUSE HE KNOWS

HE HAS FOUND A TREASURE

FAR GREATER THAN

$100 MILLION AND A GREAT

CAREER IN THE NBA.

YOU SEE, GOD TAKES YOU.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A

SUPER-STAR ATHLETE TO BE

ACCEPTED BY GOD.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A

RICH BILLIONAIRE OR

MILLIONAIRE TO BE ACCEPTED

BY GOD.

THAT WONDERFUL PSALM, JUST

AS I AM WITHOUT ONE PLEA

BUT THAT THY BLOOD WAS

SHED FOR ME.

I COME, I COME, WITHOUT

ANY PLEA.

OH, LAMB OF GOD, I COME.

YOU MAY HAVE A MESS IN

YOUR MARRIAGE, YOU MAY

HAVE A MESS IN YOUR

BUSINESS, YOU MAY HAVE

BEEN BUSTED AND GONE TO

JAIL, YOU MAY HAVE ALL

KINDS OF THINGS LABELLED

ON YOU, BUT THE ONE THING

THAT IS TRUE IS THAT YOU

CAN TURN TO THE LORD.

AND JUST LIKE THE

PRODIGAL, THE FATHER WILL

RUN TO THROW HIS ARMS

AROUND YOU AND SAY,

WELCOME HOPE.

NOW, IF YOU WANT TO FIND

THE LORD, JUST CALL UPON

THE LORD.

THE LORD SAYS, WHOEVER

CALL UPON THE LORD WILL BE

SAVED.

I WANT TO YOU CALL UPON

THE LORD NOW.

LORD, YOU KNOW THE MESS

I'VE MADE.

PLEASE TAKE ME BACK.

GIVE ME A LIFE WITH YOU, A

HUMBLE, HUMBLE LIFE.

VIN BAKER HAS GOT IT.

WHAT AN AMAZING TESTIMONY.

BUT YOU DON'T HAVE TO WIND

UP SERVING EXTRA LATTE

COFFEE AT A STARBUCKS.

AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO

NECESSARILY LOSE

EVERYTHING YOU HAVE.

RIGHT NOW, THOUGH, YOU CAN

MAKE A DECISION, BEFORE

IT'S TOO LATE.

MAKE THAT DECISION AND

SAY, LORD, I ACCEPT YOU.

OUR TELEPHONE NUMBER IS

AVAILABLE TO YOU RIGHT

NOW.

IT'S 1-800-700-7000.

1-800-700-7000.

SO CALL UP RIGHT NOW AND

SAY, LOOK, I JUST HEARD

THAT MESSAGE.

I WANT TO TELL YOU THAT I

WANT TO ACCEPT THE LORD.

PRAY WITH ME.

SOMEBODY IS HERE WHO LOVES

YOU.

CALL RIGHT NOW.

1-800-700-7000.

OKAY.

WENDY?

Wendy: PAT, STILL TO

COME, MEET A POPULAR

ARTIST WHO PAINTS THE

STARS.

I'VE BEEN ABLE TO DO

STUFF WITH TIM TEBOW TO

JERRY RICE TO JACK

NICHOLSON, CARRIE

UNDERWOOD.

WHEN YOU'RE PAINTING, YOU

DON'T REALIZE THE IMPACT

IT IS HAVING ON OTHER

PEOPLE UNTIL THEY COME AND

TELL YOU ABOUT IT.

Wendy: SEE HOW JAR JARED

EMERSON NOT ONLY PAINTS

WORKS OF ART, HE ALSO

PERFORMS THEM.

THAT'S COMING UP LATER.

Efrem: AND WELCOME

BACK TO "THE 700 CLUB."

PRESIDENT TRUMP IS SET TO

NOMINATE KANSAS GOVERNOR

SAM BROWNBACK AS THE

AMBASSADOR AT LARGE FOR

INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS

FREEDOM.

IF THE SENATE CONFIRMS,

HE'LL RUN THE STATE

DEPARTMENT'S OFFICE, WHICH

PROMOTES RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

THROUGH FOREIGN POLICY.

HE TWEETED: "RELIGIOUS

FREEDOM IS THE FIRST

FREEDOM, THE CHOICE OF

WHAT YOU DO WITH YOUR OWN

SOUL.

I AM HONORED TO SERVE SUCH

AN IMPORTANT CAUSE."

> THE PARENTS OF CHARLIE

GARD HAVE MADE THE

DECISION TO MOVE THEIR

INFANT SON TO HOSPICE

CARE.

A LONDON JUDGE GAVE THEM

AND THE HOSPITAL TIME TO

AGREE ON AN END OF LIFE

PLAN.

SAYING THE DECISION IS,

QUOTE, "IN CHARLIE'S BEST

INTEREST TO BE MOVED TO

HOSPICE."

THE COUPLE IS HOPING FOR A

TEAM OF SPECIALIST DOCTORS

SO THEY CAN SPEND MORE

TIME WITH HIM BEFORE HIS

LIFE SUPPORT IS TURNED

OFF.

> REMEMBER, YOU CAN

ALWAYS GET THE LATEST FROM

CBN NEWS BY GOING TO OUR

WEBSITE AT cbnnews.com.

THE PAT AND WENDY ARE BACK

WITH MUCH MORE OF "THE 700

CLUB," COMING UP RIGHT

AFTER THIS.

Pat: MARIA IS A WIDOW

WHO IS SUPPORTING HER

YOUNG SON AND ELDERLY

PARENTS.

SEVERE FLOODING AND

MUDSLIDES IN THEIR TOWN

RUINED ALL OF THE FAMILY'S

POSSESSIONS.

THEN THEIR SITUATION

BECAME EVEN MORE DESPERATE

WHEN MARIA AND HER SON HAD

TO BEG FOR WATER BY THE

SIDE OF THE ROAD.

Reporter: WHEN THE

FLOODWATERS CAME TO HER

HOUSE, MARIA WATCHED FROM

HER ROOF AS ALL OF HER

EARTHLY POSSESSIONS WERE

DESTROYED.

[SPEAKING IN SPANISH

LANGUAGE]

Through Translator:

SO MANY THINGS WERE

DESTROYED.

THE ONLY THING WE COULD DO

WAS SAVE OURSELVES.

Reporter: TORRENTIAL

RAINFALL ACROSS PERU OVER

THE PAST FEW MONTHS HAS

LED TO SEVERE FLOODING AND

MUDSLIDES, LEAVING TENS OF

THOUSANDS WITHOUT POWER

AND RUNNING WATER AND

OFTEN EVEN A PLACE TO

SLEEP.

MARIA, HER 9-YEAR-OLD SON

AND ELDERLY PARENTS NOW

SLEEP ON THE FLOOR SINCE

THEIR BEDS WERE WASHED

AWAY BY THE RIVER.

Through Translator:

SOMETIMES YOU CAN'T GO ON

ANYMORE.

BUT THEN I THINK OF MY

SON.

HE IS THE REASON I LIVE.

I THINK, I HAVE TO KEEP

FIGHTING FOR HIM.

Reporter: THE SOLE

PROVIDER FOR HER FAMILY

SINCE HER HUSBAND DIED

FOUR YEARS AGO, MARIA

TRIED TO PICK UP THE

PIECES AFTER THE WATER

SUBSIDED AND KEEP HER

FAMILY ALIVE.

WITH NO SOURCE OF CLEAN

WATER, THEY WERE FORCED TO

BEG ON THE SIDE OF THE

ROAD, HOPING SOMEONE WOULD

BRING THEM SOME WATER TO

DRINK.

Translator: CARS PASSED

BY, AND WE WOULD SAY,

WATER, WATER, BUT THEY

DIDN'T GIVE US ANY.

THEN SOME PEOPLE FROM CBN

FOUND OUT WITH OUR

BUCKETS, AND THEY SAID,

LET'S GO TO THE CHURCH.

THERE IS WATER THERE.

Reporter: CBN HAD

ARRIVED EARLIER THAT DAY.

AT A NEARBY CHURCH, WE

INSTALLED WATER PURIFYERS,

WHICH CREATED THOUSANDS OF

GALLONS OF DRINKING WATER

FOR THIS DEVASTATED

COMMUNITY.

AFTER MARIA AND HER FAMILY

RECEIVED SOME WATER, WE

HEARD ABOUT THEIR

SITUATION AND HOW THEIR

BEDS THAT BEEN DESTROYED.

SO WE DECIDED TO DO

SOMETHING MORE FOR THIS

HARD-WORKING MOTHER AND

HER PARENTS.

CBN SURPRISED MARIA WITH

NEW BEDS, A MOSQUITO NET,

INSECT REPELLENT AND AN

IN-HOME WATER FILTER.

Through Translator:

FROM ALL OF MY HEART,

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU FOR HELPING US,

AND GOD BLESS YOU.

Reporter: MARIA CAN

NOW FOCUS ON GETTING HER

FAMILY BACK ON THEIR FEET

AND MOVING FORWARD.

Through Translator: I

AM ALWAYS THINKING TO GET

THE THINGS WE NEED AND

KEEP GOING.

THIS WILL BE ENOUGH FOR US

BECAUSE I AM GOING TO WORK

EVEN HARDER TO BE ABLE TO

COME OUT OF THIS.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

YOU ARE GOING TO BE VERY

BLESSED.

Pat: THERE ARE SO

MANY WORTHY PEOPLE IN THE

WORLD, SO MANY HURTING

PEOPLE, LIKE MARIA.

SHE WANTS TO WORK AND DO

SOMETHING, BUT SHE IS

OVERWHELMED.

WE HAVE DISASTERS IN

AMERICA AND IN OTHER PARTS

OF THE WORLD.

AND CBN IS THERE TIME AND

TIME AND TIME AGAIN.

BUT WHAT HAS HAPPENED IS

THEY TELL ME THAT OUR

DISASTER RELIEF FUND HAS

BECOME DEPLETED BECAUSE OF

THE NUMBERS OF DISASTERS

TAKING PLACE AROUND THE

WORLD.

WE WANT TO HELP.

WE CAN'T DO IT ALL,

OBVIOUSLY, BUT WE CAN GO

INTO CERTAIN AREAS WHERE

THERE IS A CRISIS, AND WE

CAN GIVE CLEAN WATER.

WE CAN HAVE MEDICINE.

WE CAN HAVE BLANKETS.

WE CAN HAVE FOOD.

WE CAN ALL OF THESE

THINGS, BUT IT TAKES A

LITTLE BIT OF MONEY.

WHAT I'D LIKE TO ASK YOU

TO DO, OVER AND ABOVE WHAT

YOU'RE GIVING, THAT YOU

JUST ADD A LITTLE

SOMETHING AND SAY THIS IS

FOR CBN DISASTER RELIEF,

CBN CENTER, VIRGINIA

BEACH, VIRGINIA.

SAY HERE IS $10, HERE IS

$50, WHATEVER, AND IT WILL

BE SO IMPORTANT.

WE NEED TO REPLENISH THIS

BECAUSE HURRICANE SEASON

IS COMING AND OTHER

DISASTERS ARE COMING.

AND WE ALL WANT TO BE

THERE SO WE CAN HELP

PEOPLE LIKE MARIA.

PICK UP THE PHONE.

IT'S EASY TO REMEMBER.

1-800-700-7000.

SAY I WANT THIS TO GO TO

CBN DISASTER RELIEF.

WENDY?

Wendy: AMEN.

> STILL AHEAD, YOUR

E-MAIL QUESTIONS.

MARTH THAT SAYS, "I

DIVORCED MY HUSBAND AFTER

YEARS OF INFIDELITY, AND A

CHILD WAS BORN FROM THAT

INFIDELITY.

AM I STILL MARRIED TO THIS

PERSON IN THE SIGHT OF

GOD?"

WE'LL "BRING IT ON" WITH

THIS QUESTION AND MUCH

MORE, SO STAY TUNED.

Wendy: THE FIRST TIME

THAT ARTIST JARED EMERSON

PAINTED ON STAGE, HE WAS

SCARED TO DEATH.

TODAY HE IS WIDELY KNOWN

NOT ONLY FOR HIS

PAINTINGS, BUT FOR HIS

LIVE PERFORMANCES.

TAKE A LOOK.

Reporter: TUCKED

ALONGSIDE A RIVER IN

DOWNTOWN GREENEVILLE,

SOUTH CAROLINA, ARE THE

POPULAR ART CROSSING

GALLERIES, THERE YOU WILL

FIND JARED EMERSON.

HE NOT ONLY PAINTS WORKS

OF ART, HE PERFORMS THEM.

[APPLAUSE]

Reporter: A NUMBER OF

HIS PERFORMANCES HAVE BEEN

PORTRAITS OF CELEBRITIES,

WHO ARE SOMETIMES IN THE

AUDIENCE.

I'VE BEEN ABLE TO DO

STUFF WITH TIM TEBOW TO

JERRY RICE TO JACK

NICHOLSON, CARRIE

UNDERWOOD.

IT CAN BE A LITTLE

NERVE-RACKING.

Reporter: BUT THE

PIECES HE LOVES CREATING

MOST ARE THOSE THAT POINT

PEOPLE TO JESUS CHRIST.

YOU START OUT CREATING

THINGS FOR YOUR ENERO JUST

ENJOYMENT,YOUR OWN PLEASURE.

AND AS YOU GROW, YOU

REALIZE, MAYBE I'M

CREATING SOMETHING BECAUSE

OTHER PEOPLE NEED TO SEE

IT.

WHEN YOU'RE PAINTING, YOU

DON'T REALIZE THE IMPACT

IT IS HAVING ON OTHER

PEOPLE UNTIL THEY COME AND

TELL YOU ABOUT IT.

TO HAVE SOMEONE COME TO

YOU AND SAY, MAN, I

HAVEN'T BEEN GOING TO

CHURCH IN A WHILE, AND

THAT PAINTING REALLY SPOKE

TO ME.

FOR SOME REASON IN SEEING

THAT PAINTING OF JESUS, IT

WAS LIKE HIM TELLING ME,

HEY, I'M HERE.

Reporter: JARED WAS

BORN IN A CHRIST-CENTERED

HOME IN MICHIGAN.

HE REMEMBERS WHEN HIS OWN

FAITH IN GOD BECAME REAL

WHEN HE WAS FIVE.

I KNEW FOR ME WHEN MY

HEART CHANGED.

I REALIZED I WAS ACTUALLY

HIS CHILD, AND HE LOVED ME

REGARDLESS OF WHETHER I

OBEYED OR DISOBEYED.

I KNEW THAT I WANTED TO,

AS I GREW OLDER, TO PLEASE

HIM MORE AND LEARN AND TRY

TO PLEASE MYSELF LESS.

Reporter: HE

DISCOVERED HIS GIFT FOR

ART AROUND SEVENTH GRADE,

BUT HE HAD OTHER THINGS ON

HIS MIND.

AT A YOUNG AGE, I

WANTED TO PLAY BASKETBALL.

THAT WAS MY DREAM, MY

HOPES, MY AMBITION.

SPORTS WAS MY LIFE.

BEING AN ARTIST ISN'T

SOMETHING I THOUGHT I

COULD BE ONE DAY.

Reporter: EVEN SO,

JARED CONTINUED HONING IT

ARTISTIC SKILLS.

AND THEN HE DECIDED TO

PURSUE A CAREER AS AN

ARTIST.

I THINK IT STARTED WITH

ME UNDERSTANDING THE PATH

I WAS GOING DOWN WAS

TRYING TO UNDERSTAND HOW

TO BE SUCCESSFUL, HOW TO

MAKE A LIVING, AND HOW TO

HAVE A FAMILY AND TAKE

CARE OF THEM WITH ART.

Reporter: WITHIN A

FEW YEARS, HE DISCOVERED

HOW GOD WANTED HIM TO USE

HIS GIFT.

IT STARTED WHEN JARED'S

CHURCH MADE SOME VIDEOS OF

HIM PAINTING AND SHOWED

THEM DURING THEIR

SERVICES.

AND THEY SAID, JARED,

YOU SHOULD PAINT ON STAGE.

I WAS, LIKE, ARE YOU

CRAZY?

I WAS SCARED TO DEATH TO

GET IN FRONT OF PEOPLE AND

PAINT SOMETHING.

Reporter: HE'LL NEVER

FORGET HIS FIRST

PERFORMANCE WITH AN

INJURED KNEE.

I REALIZED I'M ON A

SLICK SURFACE AND I HAVE A

BUM KNEE.

THE PAINT STARTED SEEPING

INTO THE CANVAS.

MY FIRST THOUGHT WAS,

SELFISHLY, WHAT AM I DOING

UP HERE.

I'M GOING TO THROW DOWN

SOME PAINT AND FALL DOWN,

AND WHAT'S THE PURPOSE OF

THAT.

MY NEXT THOUGHT WAS, GOD,

I NEED YOUR HELP.

Reporter: DESPITE HIS

FEARS, IT WAS A BIG HIT.

THE HOLY SPIRIT SAID,

IF I CAN ALLOW YOU TO DO

SOMETHING WHEN YOUR BROKEN

AND NOT 100%, LOOK AT THE

POCKETS WHEN YOU ARE 100%.

AND THE OPPORTUNITIES I'LL

BE ABLE TO GIVE YOU TO NOT

ONLY JUST GET OUT THERE

AND THROW PAINT, BUT TO

BRING HONOR AND GLORY TO

MY NAME.

IT WASN'T UNTIL I REALIZED

TO LET GO AND LET GOD TAKE

CONTROL THAT I CHANGED MY

PATH.

THAT KIND OF BROUGHT ME

DOWN TO DOING THE SPEED

PAINTING, THE LIVE

PERFORMANCE ART, WHERE IT

BECAME A MINISTRY.

Reporter: REQUESTS

FOR JARED'S PERFORMANCES

STARTED COMING IN FROM ALL

DIRECTIONS.

ALLOWING HIM TO OPEN HIS

GREENEVILLE STUDIO IN

2006.

NOW HE WORKS AT

CONFERENCES AND GATHERINGS

OF ALL KINDS, DOING WHAT

HE LOVES AND SHARING HIS

FAITH.

I NEVER COULD REALLY

IMAGINE OR DREAM THAT I

WOULD BE DOING THE THINGS

I'M DOING TODAY IF IT

WASN'T FOR THAT DECISION

OF, GOD, I NEED YOU TO

TAKE OVER AND TAKE CONTROL

OF MY LIFE, VERSUS ME

TRYING TO DO IT.

FOR ME IT BECOMES THAT

FULL CIRCLE: JARED, WHERE

IS YOUR HEART TODAY?

HOW FOCUSED ARE YOU ON MY

SON?

AND NOT JUST CREATING ART,

BUT HOPEFULLY TOUCHING

LIVES IN THE PROCESS.

I KNOW I CAN'T TOUCH A

LIFE, BUT I KNOW GOD CAN

TOUCH A LIFE.

AND IF IT IS THROUGH ART,

HOW COOL IS THAT?

Wendy: WOW, PAT AND I

ARE JUST AMAZED.

LIKE HE WAS JUST SAYING,

HE IS BEYOND GOOD.

Pat: HE IS A

REMARKABLE TALENT.

GOOD GRIEF, IT IS HARD

ENOUGH TO SIT THERE AND

LOOK AND LOOK AND LOOK,

AND HE IS DRAWING THINGS

IN A PERFORMANCE.

Wendy: THAT IS A TRUE

GIFT.

> IT IS TIME FOR YOUR

E-MAIL QUESTIONS.

MARTHA SAYS, "HI, PAT.

I DIVORCED MY HUSBAND

AFTER YEARS OF INFIDELITY,

AND A CHILD WAS BORN FROM

THAT INFIDELITY.

AND ALSO MY MARRIAGE WAS

AN ABUSIVE SITUATION THAT

LEFT ME AND MY CHILDREN

HOMELESS.

AM I STILL MARRIED TO THIS

PERSON IN THE EYES OF GOD?

PLEASE HELP ME TO GET AN

UNDERSTANDING OF THIS?"

Pat: THE EXEMPTION

THAT JESUS GAVE WAS VERY

CLEAR, EXCEPT FOR THE

CAUSE OF INFIDELITY.

YOUR HUSBAND WAS

COMMITTING INFIDELITY.

AND WHEN HE DID, HE BROKE

THE RELATIONSHIP.

THAT MARRIAGE IS OVER.

ARE YOU STILL MARRIED?

NO, YOU'RE NOT.

HE BROKE IT.

AND THAT ADULTERY BROKE

IT.

AND THE OTHER STUFF HE DID

WOULD BE INTOLERABLE.

YOU'RE FREE.

IF THE LORD GIVES YOU

ANOTHER SPOUSE, BY ALL

MEANS ENTER INTO THE

RELATIONSHIP KNOWING

YOU'RE FREE.

Wendy: THIS FROM

MARY.

AND SHE SAYS, "I KNOW THIS

IS PROBABLY A SILLY

QUESTION, BUT MY FIANCE

AND I ARE SETTING OUR

WEDDING DATE.

AND WE'VE BEEN CONSIDERING

A SUNDAY.

IS IT ACCEPTABLE IN GOD'S

EYES TO GET MARRIED ON A

SUNDAY?

SINCE THAT IS A DAY SET

ASIDE ONLY FOR HIM?"

Pat: I THINK TO

SOLIDIFY YOUR MARRIAGE ON

YOUR SUNDAY WOULD BE VERY

APPROPRIATE.

WHY NOT.

MARRIAGE IS A SACRAMENT.

IT IS ONE OF THE HOLY

MOMENTS WHERE YOU PLEDGE

YOURSELF IN THE SIGHT OF

GOD.

WOULD WOULWHAT WOULD BE A MORE

APPROPRIATE THING TO DO ON

GOD'S DAY THAN TO ENTER

INTO AN APPROPRIATE UNION

THAT HE IS GOING TO BLESS.

MOST WEDDINGS AREN'T ON

SUNDAY FOR SOME REASON.

MAYBE IT CONFLICTS WITH

CHURCH SERVICES AND YOU

CAN'T GET A CHURCH.

MOST ARE ON SATURDAY.

Wendy: AND I'VE HEARD

OF A FEW ON FRIDAY.

IT IS UNUSUAL TO HAVE IT

ON SUNDAY.

Pat: CHURCHES AREN'T

AVAILABLE.

Wendy: LOOKS LIKE YOU

GOT PERMISSION FOR SUNDAY.

SALLY SAYS, "JUST

WONDERING, JESUS IS THE

GREAT PHYSICIAN.

SO WHEN WE ASK FOR

HEALING, WHY WOULDN'T HE

HEAL ONE THING INSTEAD THE

MULTITUDE OF THINGS WRONG.

YOU TELL US TO PUT OUR

HANDS ON THE AREA WHERE WE

NEED HEALING.

I WOULD NEED SEVERAL HANDS

FOR THAT.

THANK YOU."

Pat: PUT YOU'RE HAND

ON YOUR HEAD AND DECLARE

YOUR WHOLE BODY IS ASKED.

THE LORD WILL HEAL YOUR

WHOLE BODY BECAUSE HE

LOVES YOU.

YOU WONDER WHEN SOMEBODY

GETS SPECIFICALLY HEALED

WHY THE LORD DOESN'T DO IT

ALL, BUT SOMETIMES HE DOES

AND SOMETIMES HE DOESN'T.

HE IS IN CHARGE.

ALL I CAN SAY IS I STAND

IN AWE OF THE FACT HE'LL

DO ANY OF IT.

BY ALL MEANS, ASK FOR WHAT

YOU WANT.

ASK YOU SHALL RECEIVE THAT

YOUR JOY MIGHT BE FULL.

Wendy: I LIKE THE

WORD SHALOM, WHICH MEANS

NOTHING MISSING.

SO I PRAY SHALOM.

> THIS IS FROM FAITH,

AND SHE SAYS, "MY MOM AND

DAD HAVEN'T GOTTEN ALONG

FOR YEARS NOW.

YESTERDAY IN A SMALL

ARGUMENT, MY MOM BANNED MY

DAD FROM COMING TO SEE US.

I ALREADY LOST MY BIRTH

MOM AND MY BIRTH DAD

ABANDONED ME AT A YOUNG

AGE.

HOW CAN I DEAL WITH MY

ADOPTIVE FAMILY CRUMBLING

APART?"

Pat: IT IS VERY HARD

FOR YOUNG PEOPLE TO CHANGE

ADULTS.

IT REALLY RIPS A KID APART

TO SEE -- I REMEMBER TWO

OF MY CHILDREN, AND ONE

WAS SAYING I LOVE MOMMY,

AND THE OTHER WAS SAYING I

LOVE DADDY, AND THE OTHER

ONE WAS SAYING I LOVE

MOMMY AND DADDY.

ALL YOU CAN DO IS PRAY AND

TALK TO THEM AND SAY, CAN

YOU DO IT FOR ME?

COULD YOU LOVE EACH OTHER?

A LITTLE CHILD SHALL LEAD

THEM.

THE EXAMPLE OF THE LITTLE

CHILD CAN HAVE A HUGE

IMPACT ON PEOPLE.

Wendy: ANN WRITES IN,

AND SHE SAYS, "THE BIBLE

SAYS THAT YOU HAVE TO BE

BORN OF THE WATER AND

SPIRIT TO ENTER THE

KINGDOM OF HEAVEN.

IT ALSO SAYS WHOEVER CALLS

ON MY NAME IN THE LAST

DAYS SHALL BE SAVED.

THIS VERSE DOESN'T SAY

ANYTHING ABOUT THE WATER

AND THE SPIRIT.

I DON'T UNDERSTAND.

CAN YOU COMPLEE PLEASE EXPLAIN

THIS TO ME?"

Pat: I THINK IN AN

EMERGENCY SITUATION,

WHOEVER CALLS UPON THE

LORD WILL BE SAVED.

YOU'VE GOT A CRISIS AND

THE WORLD IS COLLAPSING

AROUND YOU AND YOU SAY,

OH, LORD GOD, SAVE ME.

AND GOD WILL HEAR YOUR

PRAYER.

AND YOU HAVEN'T GOT TIME

TO GET BAPTIZED.

I THINK THE WHOLE IDEA OF

WATER AND SPIRIT -- WHEN A

WOMAN IS PREGNANT AND SHE

IS READY TO GIVE BIRTH,

THERE IS A BURSTING OF

WATERS.

THERE IS MORE SYMBOLISM

INVOLVED IN THAT THAN

MERELY BAPTISM.

EARLY BIRTH IS ONE THING.

WE'RE BORN OF FLESH ANDED

BLOOD.

AND THEN WE'RE BORN OF THE

SPIRIT.

SO THE BIBLE HAS ALL KINDS

OF SYMBOLISM TO TALK ABOUT

WHAT IS HAPPENING TO US

BECAUSE IT IS A SPIRITUAL

EXPERIENCE.

IT IS VERY HARD TO GET

WORDS TO DESCRIBE IT ALL.

AND SO JESUS IS BASICALLY

SAYING IF YOU'RE NOT

RENEWED IN THIS FASHION,

YOU CAN'T ENTER THE

KINGDOM OF GOD.

> WELL, WE LEAVE YOU

WITH TODAY'S POWER MINUTE

FROM PROVERBS: "A FAITHFUL

MAN WILL ABOUND WITH

BLESSINGS."

> TOMORROW, A PASTOR

SHOT SIX TIMES,

MIRACULOUSLY SAVED.

FOR WENDY AND ALL OF US,

THIS IS PAT ROBERTSON.

THANKS FOR BEING WITH US.

AND WE WILL SEE YOU ON THE

NEXT "700 CLUB."

GOD BLESS YOU.

BYE-BYE.

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