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The 700 Club - March 1, 2017

A father murdered right in front of his daughter’s eyes sets the course for her struggles with addiction and a suicide attempt. See what saves her life on today’s 700 Club. Read Transcript


Wendy: TODAY...

IT WAS HORRIFIC.

Wendy: ...HER FATHER

WAS MURDERED RIGHT IN

FRONT OF HER OWN EYES.

I JUST REMEMBER ALL OF

THE COPS BEING THERE, AND

MY FATHER BEING COVERED IN

A WHITE SHEET.

Wendy: THAT LED TO A

CYCLE OF ADDICTION.

IF I WASN'T HIGH, I WAS

CRYING.

Wendy: AND A SUICIDE

ATTEMPT.

I HAD PLANS.

I HAD PLANS TO DIE THAT

DAY.

Wendy: SEE WHAT SAVED

HER LIFE ON TODAY'S "700

CLUB."

*

Pat: WELL, WELCOME,

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, TO

THIS EDITION OF "THE 700

CLUB."

WELL, DONALD TRUMP BECAME

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED

STATES FOR REAL LAST

NIGHT.

A MAGNIFICENT SPEECH TO A

JOINT SESSION OF CONGRESS.

HE TOUCHED ON THE PLIGHT

OF THE AFRICAN-AMERICANS.

HE SPOKE ABOUT JEWISH --

WELL, THE ANTI-SEMITISM

THAT HAS BEEN BREWING.

HE TALKED ABOUT THE INNER

CITIES.

HE TALKED ABOUT THE POOR

BLACK CHILDREN TRAPPED IN

A CYCLE OF POVERTY.

HE TALKED ABOUT

INFRASTRUCTURE.

IT WAS A MAGNIFICENT

SPEECH.

AND THEN WHEN YOU THINK OF

THE WIDOW OF THAT FALLEN

NAVY SEAL WHO WAS JUST

LOVELY, AND TEARS COMING

DOWN HER FACE.

AND IT WAS AN INCREDIBLE

MOMENT FOR ALL OF US.

IT WAS ONE OF THE MOST

EXTRAORDINARY PRESIDENTIAL

SPEECHES I THINK WE'VE

EVER SEEN.

IT WAS BRILLIANTLY

WRITTEN, AND BRILLIANTLY

DELIVERED.

BUT, AGAIN, WE NOW HAVE A

PRESIDENT.

THERE IS NO QUESTION.

AND FROM NOW ON, THESE

PEOPLE WHO YAP ABOUT

PRESIDENT TRUMP ARE NOT

ANY LONGER TALKING ABOUT

AN INDIVIDUAL.

THEY'RE ATTACKING THE

LEADER OF THE FREE WORLD.

AND, OF COURSE, POLLS ARE

SHOWING AMERICANS STRONGLY

APPROVED OF HIS SPEECH.

THEY SUPPORT HIS PLANS ON

OBAMACARE AND FIGHTING

TERRORISM.

HERE IS WENDY, WHO

BORROWED A DRESS FROM

MELANIA.

Wendy: YOU LIKE IT?

Pat: I LOVE IT.

Wendy: SHE LOOKED

AMAZING LAST NIGHT.

> THE PRESIDENT AND

CONGRESS WILL MOVE AHEAD

ON THEIR AGENDA FOR

AMERICA.

WE HAVE TWO REPORTS NOW

FROM CBN NEWS STARTING

WITH JENNIFER WISHON.

MR. SPEAKER, THE

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED

STATES.

[APPLAUSE]

[CHEERING]

Jennifer: WITH ONE

SPEECH, PRESIDENT TRUMP

SET OUT TO UNIFY A DIVIDED

NATION, INSPIRING THE

FUTURE, AND ASSURE

AMERICANS HE INTENDS TO

KEEP HIS PROMISES.

WHAT WE'RE WITNESSING

TODAY, HE SAYS, IS A

RENEWAL OF THE AMERICAN

SPIRIT.

President Trump: OUR

ALLIES WILL FIND THAT

AMERICA IS ONCE AGAIN

READY TO LEAD.

Jennifer: HE SET THE

TONE WITH A PUBLIC

COMMEMORATION OF BLACK

HISTORY MONTH, WHILE

REFLECTING ON THE WORK

THAT REMAINS.

President Trump:

RECENT THREATS TARGETING

JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTERS,

AND VANDALISM OF JEWISH

CEMETERIES, AS WELL AS

LAST WEEK'S SHOOTING IN

KANSAS CITY, REMIND US

WHILE WE MAY BE A NATION

DIVIDED ON POLICIES, WE

ARE A COUNTRY THAT STANDS

UNITED IN CONDEMNING HATE

AND EVIL IN ALL OF ITS

VERY UGLY FORMS.

Jennifer: HE CALLS

EDUCATION THE CIVIL RIGHTS

ISSUE OF OUR DAY, AND

SUGGESTS ALLOWING SCHOOL

CHOICE WILL HELP

REVITALIZE URBAN REGIONS

FAILING MINORITY YOUTHS.

DESPITE COURT DELAYS OF

HIS SO-CALLED TRAVEL BAN

ORDER, HE DOUBLED TOW DOWN ON

HIS PROMISE TO GET TOUGH

ON ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION.

President Trump: WE

ARE REMOVING DRUG DEALERS

AND GANG MEMBERS WHO

THREATEN OUR COMMUNITIES.

BAD ONES ARE GOING OUT AS

I SPEAK.

Jennifer: HOUSE

SPEAKER PAUL RYAN SAYS THE

PRESIDENT HIT A HOMERUN.

HE SUCCEED IN OFFERING

DETAILS FOR SOME OF HIS

PLANS CONGRESSIONAL

REPUBLICANS CAN RALLY

BEHIND AS HE WORKS TO GAIN

SOME BADLY-NEEDED

LEGISLATIVE VICTORIES.

President Trump: WE

SHOULD ENSURE THAT

AMERICANS WITH PREEXISTING

CONDITIONS HAVE ACCESS TO

COVERAGE, AND THAT WE HAVE

A STABLE TRANSITION FOR

AMERICANS CURRENTLY

ENROLLED IN THE HEALTH

CARE EXCHANGES.

Jennifer: IN ONE THE

NIGHT'S MOST MOVING

MOMENTS, THE PRESIDENT

RECOGNIZED CARYYN OWENS,

THE WIDOW OF RYAN OWENS,

THE FIRST SERVICE MEMBER

TO DIE UNDER TRUMP'S

WATCH.

TEARS STREAMED DOWN HER

CHEEKS AS MEMBERS OF

CONGRESS STOOD AND CLAPPED

FOR SEVERAL MINUTES.

President Trump: THE

BIBLE TEACHES US THERE IS

NO GREATER ACT OF LOVE

THAN TO LAY DOWN ONE'S

LIFE FOR ONE'S FRIENDS.

RYAN LAID DOWN HIS LIFE

FOR HIS FRIENDS, FOR HIS

COUNTRY, AND FOR OUR

FREEDOM.

Jennifer: IN AN

EFFORT TO APPEAL TO

EVANGELICAL VOTERS WHO PUT

TRUMP IN THE WHITE HOUSE,

DEMOCRATS CHOSE A FOLKSY

RESPONSE.

STEVE BESHA BESHARE RECOUNTED

HIS FAMILY VALUES AT A

DINER, WHILE HE CRITICIZED

THE PRESIDENT FOR WAGING

WAR ON IMMIGRANTS, AND

CALLING TO REPEAL

OBAMACARE.

YOU KNOW, IN 2010, THIS

COUNTRY MADE A COMMITMENT

THAT EVERY AMERICAN

DESERVED HEALTH CARE THEY

COULD AFFORD AND RELY ON.

AND WE DEMOCRATS ARE GOING

TO DO EVERYTHING IN OUR

POWER TO KEEP PRESIDENT

TRUMP AND THE REPUBLICAN

CONGRESS FROM RENEGING ON

THAT COMMITMENT.

Jennifer: MEANWHILE,

THE PRESIDENT ASKED

CONGRESS TO DREAM BIG AND

DARE BOLD MOVES FOR THE

NATION.

President Trump: THIS

IS OUR VISION.

THIS IS OUR MISSION.

BUT WE CAN ONLY GET THERE

TOGETHER.

WE ARE ONE PEOPLE WITH ONE

DESTINY.

WE ALL BLEED THE SAMEED

BLOOD.

WE ALL SALUTE THE SAME

GREAT AMERICAN FLAG.

AND WE ALL ARE MADE BY THE

SAME GOD.

Jennifer: JENNIFER

WISHON, CBN NEWS,

WASHINGTON.

Reporter: I'M ABIGAIL

ROBERTSON ON CAPITOL HILL,

WHERE HOUSE MEMBERS HAVE A

LOT TO SAY ABOUT PRESIDENT

TRUMP'S JOINT ADDRESS.

I THOUGHT YOU SAW A

BOLD, POSITIVE MESSAGE.

A MESSAGE THAT I THINK

RESONATES WITH THE

AMERICAN PEOPLE.

Reporter: MANY SPOKE

HIGHLY OF THE PRESIDENT'S

UNIFYING SPEECH AND

STATESMAN-LIKE DEMEANOR.

I GIVE HIM AN "A" PLUS.

HE KNOCKED IT OUT OF THE

PARK.

HE WENT STRAIGHT TO THE

HEARTS OF THE AMERICAN

PEOPLE.

I THOUGHT IT WAS ONE OF

THE BEST SPEECHES I'VE

HEARD HIM GIVE.

Reporter: BUT NOT ALL

HOUSE MEMBERS WERE BUYING

IT.

THEY GAVE HIM A

TELEPROMPTER, AND HE READ

OFF HIS TELEPROMPTER.

WHAT I'M CURIOUS TO SEE IS

WHAT DOES HE DO WHEN HE IS

SPEAKING TE TEMPORANUOUSLY.

THERE WERE A LOT OF

GOOD PARTS TO IT, BUT IT

WAS VERY WEAK ON DETAILS.

THE BUDGET PROVIDED MORE

MONEY FOR DEFENSE, MORE

MONEY FOR VETERANS, AND A

TRILLION DOLLARS FOR

INFRASTRUCTURE, AND TAX

CUTS FOR CORPORATIONS IN

THE MIDDLE CLASS, AND NO

INDICATION OF HOW THE

NUMBERS WOULD ACTUALLY ADD

UP.

Reporter: BUT

REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS FEEL

ENCOURAGED CAN AND ARE

READY TO WORK ON

PRIORITIES, LIKE

IMMIGRATION REFORM AND

REPEALING AND REPLACING

OBAMACARE.

WE'RE GOING TO WORK

TOGETHER IN CONGRESS WITH

THE PRESIDENT.

WE'RE GOING TO PROVIDE THE

AMERICAN PEOPLE MARKET

DRIVEN, COMPETITIVE-DRIVEN

HEALTH CARE.

I THINK WE'RE POISED

FOR THIS TO BE THE MOST

PRODUCTIVE CONGRESS IN

DECADES.

Reporter: PAUL RYAN

ADMITS MITCHELL

McCONNELL MET WITH THE

PRESIDENT BEFORE HIS

SPEECH, AND TOLD HIM

THEY'RE ON BOARD WITH HIS

AGENDA.

ABIGAIL ROBERTSON, CBN

NEWS.

Pat: CBN NEWS

CORRESPONDENT DAVID BRODY

IS WITH US FROM

WASHINGTON.

DAVID, THE PRESIDENT IS

GETTING GREAT REVIEWS.

WHO WROTE THAT SPEECH?

IT WAS MAGNIFICENT.

David: WELL, STEVEN

MILLER HAD A BIG HAND IN

IT.

AND STEVE BANNON WAS

THERE, AS WELL.

AND KELLYANNE CONWAY HAD A

LOT OF INPUT AS WELL.

YOU KNOW THAT PART AT THE

BEGINNING, TALKING ABOUT

RACIAL RECONCILIATION AND

TALKING ABOUT THE

ANTI-SEMITIC ATTACKS ALL

AROUND THE COUNTRY --

WELL, WE UNDERSTAND HOPE

HICKS, WHO IS IN HER LATE

20s, BUT, BOY, I'LL TELL

YOU WHAT, SHE HAS GOT THE

EAR OF THE PRESIDENT FOR

SURE, AND SHE HAS BEEN

AROUND HIM FOR A WHILE.

ALL OF THOSE FOLKS

COMBINED TO MAKE THAT A

PRETTY REMARKABLE SPEECH.

Pat: WHAT DO YOU

THINK -- IT LOOKS LIKE IT

WILL BE VERY, VERY HARD

FOR THE DEMOCRATS TO RISE

UP AGAINST THIS?

THIS WAS SUCH A UNIFYING

SPEECH FOR AMERICA.

IT WASN'T HARSH.

IT WASN'T FILLED WITH ALL

KINDS OF UNPLEASANT

RHETORIC.

BUT IT WAS AN UPLIFTING

SPEECH TO UNIFY US AS A

NATION.

HOW CAN THE DEMOCRATS COME

OUT AGAINST THAT?

David: IT IS GOING

TO BE VERY DIFFICULT, PAT.

THIS WAS THE DEMOCRATS'

WORST NIGHTMARE, A

TELEPROMPTER TRUMP STRUCK

LAST NIGHT AND HE DID A

REMARKABLE JOB.

NANCY PELOSI, YOU SAW HER

IN THE CROWD, I THOUGHT

SOMEONE HAD TO TAKE HER

TEMPERATURE AT ONE POINT.

IT WAS NOT A GOOD

SITUATION FOR HER AND THE

DEMOCRATS.

THE PRESIDENT DID GIVE THE

DEMOCRATS SOMETHING TO

THINK ABOUT,

INFRASTRUCTURE, AND A FEW

OTHER PROGRAMS, AND, OF

COURSE, THAT IS GOING TO

WRANGLE SOME REPUBLICANS

ON THE OTHER SIDE.

BUT IF DONALD TRUMP HAD HAD

DELIVERED THIS SPEECH

WHILE CAMPAIGNING, HE

WOULD NOT BE PRESIDENT OF

THE UNITED STATES BECAUSE

PEOPLE WERE ANGRY.

BUT NOW PAUL RYAN WILL BE

ABLE TO WORK WITH A SPEECH

LIKE THAT LAST NIGHT.

HE SLEPT WELL LAST NIGHT.

Pat: THE DEMOCRATS

ARE TALKING ABOUT, LET'S

EDUCATE OUR INNER CITY

YOUTH, LET'S REBUILD THE

INNER CITIES AND REBUILD

THE INFRASTRUCTURE -- HOW

CAN THE DEMOCRATS GO

AGAINST THAT?

I CAN'T VISION WHAT

PROGRAM THEY COULD COME UP

WITH.

David: THEY'RE

HAVING A HARD TIME HERE

BECAUSE LOOK AT SCHOOL

CHOICE AND EDUCATION, AND

THEY'RE FIGHTING THE

PRESIDENT ON THAT, AND

THAT HELPS KIDS QUITE A

BIT.

TIME AFTER TIME THEY'RE

TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW

THEY'RE GOING TO, IN

ESSENCE, FIGHT THIS

PRESIDENT.

I THINK THAT'S THE LARGER

PROBLEM FOR THE DEMOCRATS.

THEY ARE INTERNALLY HAVING

SOME COMBUSTIBLE MOMENTS

AND TRYING TO FIGURE OUT

THE DIRECTION.

SO THEY'VE GOT INTERNAL

PROBLEMS, AND THEY HAVE A

LIBERAL ACTIVIST BASE THAT

IS GOING TO FIGHT TRUMP ON

EVERYTHING.

WHETHER OR NOT THAT WILL

BE GOOD FOR THEM GOING

FORWARD REMAINS TO BE

SEEN.

IT IS A DICEY ROAD TO GO

DOWN, PAT.

Pat: HAS NANCY PELOSI

LOST IT A LITTLE BIT?

SHE HAD PUTIN INVADING

CAREER INSTEAD OF CRIMEA.

DOES SHE KNOW WHAT SHE IS

TALKING ABOUT ANYMORE?

David: THERE ARE

FOLKS ON CAPITOL HILL WHO

THINK IT IS TIME FOR NEW

LEADERSHIP.

STENNSTENNY HOIER IS UP THERE.

THE OTHER PROBLEM HERE IN

WASHINGTON, AS YOU KNOW,

PAT, STATURE MATTERS AND

POWER MATTERS AND

EXPERIENCE MATTERS.

AND NANCY PELOSI AND HOIER

HAVE THAT AND HAVE THOSE

CONNECTIONS, BUT THAT IS

ALSO PART OF THE PROBLEM,

WHY DONALD TRUMP TALKS

ABOUT WANTING TO DRAIN THE

SWAMP.

Pat: DAVID, WHAT

ABOUT THE NEXT 100 DAYS.

DO YOU THINK HE'S GOING TO

GET SOME OF THESE THINGS

THROUGH CONGRESS?

David: ON THE BIG

TICKET ITEMS LIKE

OBAMACARE AND TAX REFORM,

NO.

OBAMACARE IS A BEAR.

IT REALLY IS, TO REPEAL

AND REPLACE.

SO IT MIGHT BE SOMETIME

DURING THE SUMMER, AT

BEST.

AND TAX REFORM MIGHT BE AT

THE END OF THE YEAR, INTO

EARLY NEXT YEAR.

THERE ARE PROBLEMS WITH

BOTH OF THESE POLICIES

GOING FORWARD.

AND IT IS COMING WITHIN

REPUBLICAN RANKS.

THERE IS CONCERN ABOUT TAX

CREDITS THAT THE PRESIDENT

AND SOME FOLKS AT THE

WHITE HOUSE ARE THINKING

ABOUT DOING AS IT RELATES

TO OBAMACARE BECAUSE MANY

REPUBLICANS IN THAT

FREEDOM CAULK SUS THINKS CAUCUS THINKS THA T

IS JUST ANOTHER

ENTITLEMENT PROGRAM.

SO THERE ARE SOME PROBLEMS

THERE -- I'M SORRY, THAT'S

REGARDING OBAMACARE.

AND ON TAX REFORM, THERE

IS THE BORDER AND

ADJUSTMENT TAX.

THERE ARE A FEW THINGS

THAT HAVE TO BE WORKED

OUT.

BUT I WILL SAY THIS: WE

UNDERSTAND FROM WHITE

HOUSE OFFICIALS AS IT

RELATES TO OBAMACARE, THEY

BELIEVE THIS WILL BE

INCREMENTAL.

THEY BELIEVE IT WILL BE A

STEP BY STEP -- EVEN IF IT

HURTS HIM A LITTLE BIT

POLITICALLY, THEY WANT TO

GET SOMETHING DONE

SOMEHOW, SOME WAY.

Pat: IT SEEMS ON

TAXES, IF THEY JUST CUT

THE RATES AND THEN LET THE

OTHER STUFF SIMMER DOWN.

IT DOESN'T TAKE A GREAT

BIG OVERHAUL TO GET THAT

DONE.

David: WELL, WHITE

HOUSE OFFICIALS ARE

TELLING ME EVEN WITHOUT

TAX REFORM THIS YEAR --

AND THEY HOPE TO GET IT

THIS YEAR -- BUT EVEN IF

THEY DON'T, THEY'LL BE

DOING A LOT OF

DEREGULATION.

YOU TALKED ABOUT THIS FOR

YEARS, PAT.

THEY BELIEVE THAT ACTUAL

DEREGULATION, WHETHER IT

BE AT THE E.P.A. AND A LOT

OF DIFFERENT PLACES AROUND

WASHINGTON WILL ACTUALLY

HELP ECONOMIC GROWTH.

NOW, THE BUDGET THEY'RE

GOING TO SUBMIT IN MARCH,

IN A FEW WEEKS HERE,

PROJECTS 2.4% ECONOMIC

GROWTH.

DONALD TRUMP WANTS TO

SEE -- HE THINKS IT WILL

BE 3% ECONOMIC GROWTH.

THAT'S PRETTY BOLD.

BUT WE'LL SEE BECAUSE HE

BELIEVES A LOT OF WHAT

THEY'LL BE ABLE TO PAY FOR

WILL COME FROM THAT

ECONOMIC GROWTH.

Pat: THE LAST

QUESTION, DAVID, HAS THE

PRESIDENT PUT THROUGH

SOMETHING WITHOUT ANY

CONGRESSIONAL OVERSIGHT,

AND HE NEEDED THAT, BUT

THERE WAS A LAND GRAB IN

TERMS OF THE SO-CALLED

WETLANDS, THAT ANY WATER

NEAR SOME NAVIGABLE WATER

WAS SUDDENLY UNDER THE

CONTROL OF THE UNITED

STATES GOVERNMENT.

AND IT WAS AN OUTRAGE.

I THINK THE COURTS HAVE

STOPPED IT, BUT CAN THE

E.P.A. GET RID OF THAT

WITHOUT A LOT OF HASSLE?

DOES IT HAVE TO GO THROUGH

CONGRESS?

David: YOU CAN BE

SURE THAT SCOTT PRUITT IS

ON TOP OF THAT.

THERE WILL BE MOVES TO

LOOK AT SOME OF THOSE

REGULATIONS THAT HAVE BEEN

GOING ON IN THE PAST.

ABSOLUTELY THAT WILL BE

PAR FOR THE COURSE AT THIS

NEW ENVIRONMENTAL

PROTECTION AGENCY.

AND ALSO LET'S REMEMBER

THERE HAS BEEN A LOT OF

FEDERAL LAND GRAB ALL OVER

UNDER THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION, OUT IN NEW

MEXICO AND UTAH.

I'LL GET THE STATS

SPECIFICALLY, BUT THE

LARGE PERCENTAGE OF

FEDERAL LAND THAT IS

GRABBED BY THE FEDERAL

GOVERNMENT IN UTAH ALONE

IS PRETTY REMARKABLE, PAT.

Pat: DAVID, KEEP IT

UP, BROTHER.

WE WANT TO HEAR MORE FROM

YOU.

OKAY, DAVID BRODY.

WE HAVE SOME TREMENDOUS

REPORTERS ON CAPITOL HILL,

AND THEY'RE RIGHT IN THE

CENTER OF IT RIGHT NOW.

THEY WERE LUNCHING AT THE

WHITE HOUSE YESTERDAY,

GETTING BRIEFED ON WHAT

THE PRESIDENT IS GOING TO

SAY --

Wendy: YOU CAN'T GET

MUCH CLOSER THAN THAT,

HAVING LUNCH AT THE WHITE

HOUSE.

Pat: NOT TOO BAD.

Wendy: AND THE STOCK

MARKET REALLY LIKED HIS

SPEECH LAST NIGHT, TOO.

Pat: THE STOCK MARKET

LOVED IT.

IT IS ROCKETING ALONE.

$3 TRILLION MORE --

Wendy: THINK ABOUT

THAT, $3 TRILLION MORE AND

HE HAS ONLY BEEN PRESIDENT

FOR A MONTH.

Pat: I'M SO EXCITED.

BUT THAT SPEECH WAS SO

UPLIFTING.

IT SOARED, AND THAT'S WHAT

WE NEED.

WE DON'T NEED ALL OF THE

LITTLE SNIPPETS AND ALL OF

THIS BUSINESS ABOUT LET'S

TALK ABOUT THE NASTY

MEDIA.

LET'S JUST GET ON.

IT WAS SO BEAUTIFUL.

LET'S COME TOGETHER AND

DREAM BIG.

STOP ALL OF THE LITTLE,

PETTY SQUABBLES, AND LET'S

DREAM BIG FOR A GREAT

COUNTRY.

THAT'S THE KIND OF MESSAGE

WE ALL LIKE TO HEAR.

> OKAY, WHAT HAVE YOU

GOT?

Wendy: COMING UP, IT

IS A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN

CIVIC LEADERS, LAW

ENFORCEMENT, AND EVEN

MEMBERS OF THE NFL.

THEIR GOAL: TELL THE YOUTH

THE TIME FOR CHANGE IS

NOW.

GO INSIDE THIS VERY UNIQUE

MINISTRY, NEXT.

Pat: JUST A LITTLE

BREAKING NEWS, MY PRODUCER

WAS JUST SPEAKING AND MY

EAR HERE THAT THE DOW

FUTURES ARE UP 180

ALREADY, AND THE MARKET

HASN'T OPENED, JUST ON THE

STRENGTH OF TRUMP'S

SPEECH.

THE MARKET LOVES IT.

AND IT IS TAKING OFF.

WE'RE HAVING A POWERFUL,

POWERFUL BULL MARKET.

AND THAT'S GOOD.

Wendy: OPTIMISM.

Pat: ALL RIGHT.

WELL, A VIRGINIA PASTOR

BELIEVES THAT POWERFUL

EXAMPLES OF LEADERSHIP CAN

KEEP YOUNG PEOPLE OUT OF

TROUBLE.

SO HE IS BUILDING A

DIVERSE TEAM OF LEADERS.

AS CHARLENE AARON SHOWS

US, THAT PARTNERSHIP IS

MAKING A DIFFERENCE.

Charlene: JAMES

WHISPER IS PASSIONATE

ABOUT SAVING YOUNG PEOPLE

FROM THE STREETS.

THE 58-YEAR-OLD PASTOR OF

GOD'S ASSEMBLAGE OF FAITH

CHURCH RECENTLY WORE A

PRISON JUMPSUIT TO

ILLUSTRATE THE

CONSEQUENCES OF BAD

DECISIONS.

IT IS HARD WORK.

Charlene: HIS OVERALL

MESSAGE TO THESE YOUNG

PEOPLE: THE TIME FOR

CHANGE IS NOW.

THE PAST'S NON-PROFIT

ORGANIZATION IS CALLED "AM

I MY BROTHER'S KEEPER"

WHICH AIMS TO MENTOR AND

HELP YOUTH MAKE HEALTHY

DECISIONS IN LIFE.

I PICKED UP THAT NAME

BECAUSE IT IS BIBLICAL.

WHAT IT IS ABOUT IS

GETTING THE YOUNG PEOPLE

TO UNDERSTAND THAT THERE

IS A WAY OUT OF ALL

SITUATIONS.

Charlene: HE KNOWS

WHAT IT IS LIKE TO TAKE

THE WRONG PATH.

THAT'S BECAUSE HE GREW UP

IN THE SAME COMMUNITY HE

IS TRYING TO REACH.

HIS BAD DECISIONS LED TO

DRUG ADDICTION AND JAIL.

IN 2006, HIS SON WAS SHOT

AND KILLED.

THE PASTOR NOW WANTS TO

HELP YOUNG PEOPLE AVOID

SIMILAR PITFALLS.

I CAME THROUGH

HOMELESSNESS AND DRUGS AND

EVERYTHING, SO WHAT I'M

DOING NOW IS GIVING BACK

SOME OF THE THINGS THAT

GOD GAVE ME.

Charlene: HE AND HIS

FIANCEE, TERRY BRENSON,

HOPE TO OPEN A COMMUNITY

YOUTH CENTER, OFFERING

EDUCATION SERVICES AND

HELPING KIDS DEALING WITH

GANG VIOLENCE, DRUGS, AND

BULLYING.

WE JUST WANT TO OFFER A

FULL-SCALE OF EVERYTHING

THAT IS IN LIFE THAT WOULD

HELP MAKE YOUR LIFE MORE

COMPLETE AND BETTER.

Charlene: HIS VISION

IS SPREADING.

FORMER GREENBAY PACKER

AARON RALPH SPOKE AT THE

RECENT COMMUNITY EVENT.

HE WANTS TO SHOW SUCCESS

CAN BE ATTAINED.

ANY TIME SOMEONE LIKE

MYSELF IS ABLE TO MAKE IT

OUT, IT IS VITALLY

IMPORTANT THAT I COME BACK

AND GIVE THESE KIDS AND

YOUTH A CHANCE TO SEE, (A)

HE HAS A COLLEGE DEGREE.

Charlene THE CITY CANNOT DO

EVERYTHING ON ITS OWN.

BUT WHEN IT PARTNERS WITH

FAITH-BASED ORGANIZATIONS

AND NON-PROFIT

ORGANIZATIONS, THOSE

PARTNERSHIPS ARE TERRIFIC.

AND WHEN WE'RE PARTNERED

TOGETHER, MAKING THING

HAPPEN, GET OUT OF OUR

WAY.

Charlene: HE ALSO

SEEKS TO IMPROVE YOUNG

PEOPLE'S NEGATIVE

IMPRESSION OF LAW

ENFORCEMENT.

MOST OF THEM ARE OUT

THERE TO SERVE AND

PROTECT.

BUT OUR YOUTH CATCH ON BY

WHAT THEY HEAR OTHERS

SAYING.

WHENEVER POLICE KILL OR

SHOOT SOMEBODY, USUALLY

IT'S A BLACK MAN, BUT AT

THE SAME TOKEN, THEY DON'T

KNOW THE WHOLE STORY.

Charlene: OFFICERS

CREDIT HIM AND OTHERS FOR

HELPING.

HE HELPS US WITH

RECRUITING, AND HE HELPS

US WITH UNDERSTANDING.

SO THE PARTNERSHIP IS

IMPORTANT.

Charlene: YOUNG

PEOPLE ATTENDING THE

AWARENESS PROGRAM SAY IT

OPENED THEIR EYES.

I'M A TEENAGER, AND I'M

LIKE, I CAN'T WAIT TO GET

OUT OF THE HOUSE.

BUT IN SEEING WHAT IS OUT

THERE, I'M, LIKE, I CAN

STAY A LITTLE LONGER.

THESE DAYS, THERE IS A

LOT OF SHOOTING.

I WANT TO STAY OFF THE

STREETS.

Charlene: CHRISTINE

DAVIS LOST A FRIEND TO GUN

VIOLENCE.

HE WAS IN THE WRONG

PLACE AT THE WRONG TIME.

Charlene: PARENTS SAY

THE EVENT HELPED THEM

UNDERSTAND THE PROBLEMS

THEIR KIDS FACE.

THEY NEED TO BE AWARE

OF THE THINGS THAT ARE

PLAGUING OUR COMMUNITY.

AND I'M JUST HAPPY THEY

HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO

EXPERIENCE THE WONDERFUL

SKIT AND THE SPEAKERS.

YOU KNOW, I BELIEVE THAT

IT IS GOING TO EMPOWER

THEM AND MAKE THEM BETTER,

AND MAKE THE PARENTS

BETTER AS WELL.

Charlene: SOMETHING

THIS EX-OFFENDER SAYS IS

NEEDED NOW MORE THAN EVER.

CHARLENE AARON, CBN NEWS.

Pat: WHAT A GREAT

PROGRAM.

THE YOUTH ARE FACING SO

MANY PROBLEMS TODAY.

THE GANG VIOLENCE, THE

DRUGS -- WELL, THE

TEMPTATION.

THERE WAS SOMETHING ELSE

BY THE WAY THAT I PICKED

UP IN THE NEWS TODAY THAT

I JUST WANT TO THROW OUT

TO YOU: THERE IS AN

ALARMING INCREASE OF

COLORECTAL CANCER AMONG

THE MILLENNIAL GENERATION

AND THE YOUNG PEOPLE

BECAUSE OF THE LOUSY DIET

THEY'RE EATING.

THAT IS SOMETHING THAT IS

NOT EVIDENT UNTIL THEY GET

TO BE ABOUT 45, 50, 60

YEARS OLD, AND ALL OF A

SUDDEN THEY'VE GOT A BAD

CANCER.

SO IF YOU'RE IN THAT AGE

GROUP, COLONOSCOPY IS

ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY.

Wendy: I READ THAT,

TOO.

AND I WAS REALLY DISTURBED

BY THAT.

THESE YOUNG PEOPLE --

Pat: THEY DON'T THINK

ABOUT IT.

ANYHOW, THIS IS AN AT-RISK

GENERATION BECAUSE OF THE

TERRIBLE LIFE CHOICES,

AND, OF COURSE, THERE IS

SMOKING AND DRINKING.

BUT THERE IS TERRIBLE

FOOD.

THERE IS THE BIG MAC --

Wendy: AND ON TOP OF

ALL OF THAT, THEY'VE GOT

TO WORRY ABOUT GETTING

SHOT.

ONE GUY SAID, I'M SPENDING

MORE TIME IN CHURCH THAN

ON THE STREETS.

THAT'S ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA.

> UP NEXT, A FORMER

ADDICT GOES BACK TO THE

PLACE WHERE SHE USED TO

GET HIGH.

I WOULD SHOOT, SNORT,

SMOKE -- ANYTHING I COULD

GET MY HANDS ON SO I

DIDN'T HAVE TO DEAL WITH

REALITY.

Wendy: FIND OUT WHY

SHE RETURNED TO THE PLACE

SHE ONES ROAMED, WHEN WE

COME BACK.

Pat: WELCOME BACK.

YOU'RE WATCHING "THE 700

CLUB."

TREMENDOUS THINGS COMING

UP.

AND THIS STORY THAT I'M

GOING TO TELL YOU ABOUT,

YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS.

DURING HER LIFE, SAMANTHA

SANCHEZ HAD BEEN A FELON,

A PROSTITUTE, AND A MOTHER

OF THREE, WHO OFTEN CHOSE

HARD DRUGS OVER HER OWN

FAMILY.

AFTER YEARS AND YEARS OF

PAIN AND ABUSE, SAMANTHA

SAID, I'VE HAD IT.

I'M GOING TO GET A ROPE

AND KILL MYSELF.

SHE PLANNED TO END IT ALL.

HERE IS SAMANTHA'S STORY.

Reporter: TO

PASSERSBY, THIS IS JUST AN

ABANDONED TRUCK STOP IN

WACO, TEXAS.

BUT FOR SAMANTHA SANCHEZ,

IT IS A REMINDER OF ONE OF

THE LOWEST POINTS IN HER

LIFE.

WHEN SHE WAS HOMELESS AND

LOOKING FOR THE NEXT HIGH,

THIS IS WHERE SHE COULD

TAKE A SHOWER AND CONNECT

WITH HER DRUG DEALER.

I HAD NO RESPECT, NO

DIGNITY, NO VALUE.

I HAD NOTHING.

I HATED LIFE.

I HATED IT.

Reporter: SAMANTHA

REMEMBERS THE DAY SHE

FIRST BEGAN TO FEEL THAT

WAY.

SHE WAS ONLY 6 YEARS OLD

WHEN SHE WITNESSED HER

MOTHER'S BOYFRIEND SHOOT

AND KILL HER FATHER.

IT WAS HORRIFIC.

I JUST REMEMBER GOING

THROUGH THE KITCHEN WINDOW

AND ALL OF THE COPS BEING

THERE, AND MY FATHER BEING

COVERED IN A WHITE SHEET.

THE COLOR OF THE BLOOD --

I THINK THE FAMILY DIED

WHEN HE DIED.

I THINK OUR CHILDHOOD DIED

WITH HIM, AND MY MOTHER

DIED WITH HIM.

BECAUSE SHE HAD TURNED TO

ALCOHOL AND DRUGS HERSELF,

AND HER LIFE SPIRALLED OUT

OF CONTROL.

Reporter: EVENTUALLY

CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES

STEPPED IN, AND SAMANTHA

BOUNCEDED FROM ONE FOSTER

HOME TO ANOTHER.

WHEN YOU GO INTO A

FOSTER HOME, THEY HAVE

THEIR ONLY FAMILY GOING

ON.

I FOUND MYSELF CONSTANTLY

TRYING TO FIT IN AND BE

THAT CHILD THEY ALREADY

HAD, AND YOU JUST CAN'T.

I STRUGGLED WITH IDENTITY

AND SELF-ESTEEM.

I DIDN'T FEEL LIKE I

BELONGED TO ANYONE.

Reporter: ONCE OUT ON

HER OWN, SAMANTHA

CONTINUED TO STRUGGLE.

AT AGE 24, SHE BECAME

ADDICTED TO PAINKILLERS

WHILE BEING TREATED FOR A

KIDNEY INFECTION.

WHEN THE PRESCRIPTIONS RAN

OUT, SHE TURNED TO THE

STREETS FOR HER NEXT FIX

AND WAS INTRODUCED TO

HEROIN.

THE HEROIN WOULD MAKE

ME FEEL LIKE SUPER WOMAN,

SUPER MAMA.

I COULD FUPGZ AN FUNCTION WITHOUT

FEELING.

I WOULD SHOOT, SNORT,

SMOKE, ANYTHING I COULD

GET MY HANDS ON, JUST TO

MEDICATE SO I DIDN'T HAVE

TO DEAL WITH REALITY.

Reporter: HER LIFE

BECAME CONSUMED BY HER

ADDICTION.

SHE SOMETIMES LIVED ON THE

STREETS AND GAVE BIRTH TO

THREE CHILDREN.

TO SUPPORT HER HABIT AND

HER CHILDREN, SHE RESORTED

TO FORGING CHECKS.

AFTER NINE YEARS OF DRUG

ABUSE, SHE HAD LOST THE

WILL TO LIVE.

I DIDN'T WANT TO WAKE

UP.

I WAS TIRED OF MY KIDS

TAKING CARE OF ME EVERY

SINGLE DAY.

THEY WERE COMING HOME AND

COOKING THE MEALS, WASHING

THE LAUNDRY, AND ALL I

COULD DO IS LAY IN BED AND

CRY.

IF I WASN'T HIGH, I WAS

CRYING.

Reporter: SAMANTHA

LEFT A ROPE IN HER GARAGE

AND SENT HER KIDS AWAY

OVERNIGHT.

THE NEXT MORNING, AFTER

WRITING AED SUICIDE NOTE,

SHE WENT OUT TO THE

GARAGE, BUT THE ROPE WAS

GONE.

I WAS DISAPPOINTED

BECAUSE I HAD PLANS.

I HAD PLANS TO DIE THAT

DAY.

I JUST FELL ON MY KNEES

AND I CRIED OUT TO GOD.

AND I TOLD HIM IF HE

REALLY LOVED ME OR HE

REALLY EXISTED, HE WOULD

HAVE TO SAVE ME.

Reporter: FIVE DAYS

LATER, POLICE ARRESTED

SAMANTHA FOR FORGERY.

EXPECTING TO EXPERIENCE

WITHDRAWAL FROM THE DRUGS,

SHE CURLED UP IN THE

CORNER OF HER CELL.

WHILE SHE WAITED, SHE

ASKED THE GUARD FOR A

BOOK.

AND THE GUARD ENDS

UPBRINGING ME THE BIBLE.

AND WHEN I GOT THE BIBLE,

I WAS REALLY DISAPPOINTED

BECAUSE I THOUGHT, REALLY?

A BIBLE?

THUMBING THROUGH THE

PAGES, I READ THAT JESUS

CHRIST WOULD STRENGTHEN

ME.

RIGHT THEN AND THERE I

WANTED TO KNOW THIS JESUS,

SO I KEPT READING.

I REMEMBER LAYING DOWN ON

MY MAT, PUTTING THE BIBLE

DOWN NEXT TO ME, AND I

FELL ASLEEP.

I WOKE UP PROBABLY ABOUT

2:00 OR 3:00 IN THE

MORNING, AND I LITERALLY

PINCHED MYSELF THINKING,

WHY AM I NOT SICK.

I NEVER EXPERIENCED A

WITHDRAWAL DURING THIS

TIME.

I LITERALLY EXPERIENCED A

MIRACLE.

Reporter: INSTANTLY

SET FREE OF HER DRUG

ADDICTION, SAMANTHA

CONTINUED TO READ HER

BIBLE AND CAME TO KNOW THE

ONE WHO HAD DELIVERED HER.

I ASKED JESUS TO

FORGIVE ME FOR ALL OF MY

SINS.

I NEEDED HIM.

I NEEDED SOMEONE GREATER

THAN MYSELF.

SO NOW I'M IN PRISON AND I

HAVE MET JESUS CHRIST.

I CAN'T SEE HIM, BUT I

KNOW HE'S THERE.

I WAS MORE FREE THAN I

HAVE EVER BEEN IN MY

ENTIRE LIFE.

Reporter: AFTER

GIVING HER LIFE TO CHRIST,

SAMANTHA COMPLETED HER

TWO-YEAR SENTENCE,

REUNITED WITH HER

CHILDREN, AND MET AND

MARRIED HER HUSBAND,

GILBERT.

TODAY BIL GILBERT JOINS

SAMANTHA BACK ON THE

STREETS OF WACO, BUT THIS

TIME SHARING THE MESSAGE

OF HOPE WITH THEIR

MINISTRY, "YOU MATTER

MINISTRIES."

WE'RE OFFERING THEM

HOPE.

WE'RE INTRODUCING THEM TO

JESUS, TO THE SAVIOR AND

DELIVERER WHO IS ALIVE

TODAY.

> IT IS HIS LOVE THAT

GIVES US IDENTITY.

Reporter: IN CHRIST

STHE SHSHE FOUND EVERYTHING SHE

WAS MISSING.

ALL MY LIFE I WOULD

MAKE UP STORIES ABOUT MY

PRETEND FAMILY.

BUT I DON'T HAVE TO DO

THAT NO MORE BECAUSE I DO

HAVE A DADDY, AND IT'S

GOD.

GOD IS MY DADDY.

THERE IS NO LIMITATION.

I HAVE PROOF THERE ARE NO

LIMITATIONS WHEN IT COMES

TO GOD AND TOTAL

SURRENDER.

Pat: ISN'T IT

AMAZING?

DRUGS, PROSTITUTION,

CHILDBIRTH, FORGING

CHECKS -- EVERYTHING BAD,

BUT AFTER ALL THAT, SHE

FINALLY DOES WHAT SOMEBODY

NEEDS TO DO.

SHE TURNED TO GOD.

AND SHE SAID, LORD, I NEED

HELP.

ISN'T IT AMAZING THAT GOD

WILL TAKE US AFTER ALL OF

THAT.

WE TRY EVERYTHING THAT WE

CAN POSSIBLY TRY, AND

FINALLY WE TURN TO HIM.

NOW, MOST PEOPLE WOULD

SAY, LOOK, IF I'M THE LAST

HOPE YOU'VE GOT, I DON'T

WANT TO BE IT.

BUT GOD SAYS, OKAY, CHILD,

HERE I AM.

YOU FINALLY CAME TO ME,

AND I LOVE YOU.

AND SAMANTHA REALIZED THE

LOVE OF GOD.

AND LOVE -- I MEAN GOD

COMPLETELY, BY HIS LOVE,

REMADE HER.

MADE HER INTO A NEW

PERSON.

THAT'S WHY WE CALL IT

BEING BORN AGAIN.

IF ANYBODY IS IN CHRIST,

HE IS A NEW CREATION, OR

SHE IS A NEW CREATION.

OLD THINGS HAVE PASSED

AWAY.

BEHOLD, ALL HAS BECOME

NEW.

THAT'S WHAT GOD OFFERS

YOU.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO

THROUGH THE TORMENT.

SURE, SHE WAS IN FOSTER

HOMES.

YES, SHE WATCHED HER

MOTHER'S BOYFRIEND KILL

HER FATHER.

WHAT A HORRIBLE THING TO

GO THROUGH AS A LITTLE

GIRL.

BUT GOD WILL WIPE AWAY ALL

OF THE TEARS.

HE'LL TAKE AWAY THE BAD

MEMORIES, AND HE'LL GIVE

YOU HOPE AND LIFE.

THAT'S WHY CHRISTIANITY IS

SO STRONG, BECAUSE GOD

GIVES YOU A NEW LIFE.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO WALLOW

AROUND IN THE PAIN OF THE

PAST.

YOU CAN LOOK FORWARD TO

SOMETHING THAT IS

BEAUTIFUL.

ALWAYS BEAUTIFUL.

A NEW HOPE THAT THE LORD

WILL GIVE YOU.

AND IF YOU'D LIKE THAT,

ALL I WANT YOU TO DO RIGHT

NOW IS JUST PRAY A QUICK

PRAYER WITH ME.

BUT I WANT YOU TO MEAN IT

IN YOUR HEART.

WILL YOU DO THAT, WHEREVER

YOU ARE?

PRAY WITH ME THESE WORDS.

JESUS -- THAT'S RIGHT,

JESUS.

JESUS, YOU KNOW THE

TROUBLE IN MY LIFE.

YOU KNOW WHAT I'VE DONE.

YOU KNOW HOW I'VE HURT

MYSELF.

YOU KNOW HOW I'VE HURT

OTHERS.

LORD, I TURN AWAY FROM

THAT AND I CRY OUT TO YOU,

PLEASE, LORD, BE MY

SAVIOR.

PLEASE BE THE LORD OF MY

LIFE.

PLEASE TAKE ME NOW.

I GIVE YOU MY LIFE.

THANK YOU.

AMEN.

IF YOU PRAYED THAT PRAYER,

I WANT TO GIVE YOU

SOMETHING.

IT'S CALLED "A NEW DAY."

JUST GIVE US A CALL.

SAY, I PRAYED WITH PAT AND

I GAVE MY HEART TO THE

LORD.

AND SOMEBODY IS HERE WHO

LOVES YOU.

YOU DON'T WANT TO GIVE

YOUR NAME, THAT'S FINE.

BUT I THINK YOU NEED TO

CONFESS NOW, I JUST FOUND

JESUS.

THE PHONE CALL IS-FREE.

1-800-700-7000.

THAT'S ALL YOU'VE GOT TO

REMEMBER, 1-800-700-7000.

SOMEBODY IS HERE WHO LOVES

YOU.

HERE IS WENDY.

Wendy: STILL AHEAD,

WE'LL BE ANSWERING YOUR

E-MAIL QUESTIONS.

JADA ASKS, "WHEN

CONSIDERING MARRIAGE, IS

AN 8-YEAR AGE DIFFERENCE

TOO MUCH?

ESPECIALLY WHEN THE WOMAN

IS THE OLDER ONE."

WE'LL GET PAT'S TAKE ON

THAT AND MUCH MORE WHEN WE

RETURN.

Efrem: WELCOME BACK

TO WASHINGTON FOR THIS CBN

NEWSBREAK.

PRESIDENT TRUMP'S REVERSAL

OF THE TRANSGENDER

BATHROOM ORDER PUT IN

PLACE BY PRESIDENT OBAMA

COULD HAVE IMPLICATIONS IN

A KEY COURT BATTLE.

THAT IS THE CASE OF GAVIN

GRIM, A TRANSGENDER

STUDENT, WHO WANTED TO USE

THE BOYS' BATHROOMS IN

VIRGINIA, EVEN THOUGH HE

WAS BORN A FEMALE.

WHEN THE SCHOOL DENIED THE

REQUEST, GRIM SUED.

THE CASE GOES TO THE

SUPREME COURT NEXT MONTH.

OBAMA'S TRANSGENDER ORDER

WAS PART OF THIS CASE, BUT

NOW THAT IT IS GONE, THE

HIGH COURT MAY SIMPLY PUSH

THE DECISION BACK TO THE

LOWER COURTS.

> WELL, TWO MEN WHO WERE

ABDUCTED BY ISIS HAVE BEEN

FOUND DEAD AFTER THE GROUP

STARTED TARGETING

CHRISTIANS IN THE SINAI

REGION.

CHRISTIAN FAMILIES ARE

FLEEING THE REGION.

WOMEN ARE BEING THREATENED

IF THEY DON'T WEAR THE

ISLAMIC BODY COVERING.

ISIS HAS SET UP

CHECKPOINTS ON ROADS NEAR

THE GAZA STRIP, FORCING

PEOPLE TO RECITE THE

QURAN.

THEY SAID THEY WILL KILL

EVERY INFIDEL, AND

CHRISTIANS ARE THEIR

FAVORITE TARGET.

> 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.

Wendy: WELCOME BACK

TO "THE 700 CLUB."

WE'VE GOT SOME INTERESTING

QUESTIONS FROM YOU, AND

WE'RE GOING TO START WITH

JADA WHO SAYS, "WHAT DO

YOU THINK IS AN

APPROPRIATE AGE DIFFERENCE

IN A MARRIAGE?

IS EIGHT OR MORE YEARS TOO

MUCH, ESPECIALLY IF THE

WOMAN IS THE OLDER ONE?"

PAT, BE CAREFUL.

Pat: IS THIS THE

COUGAR QUESTION?

Wendy: INDEED.

Pat: SOME OF THE

GREAT ROMANCES, ABILENE

AND ELOISE -- HE WO WAS AN

OLD MAN AND SHE WAS A

YOUNG GIRL.

I DON'T THINK THAT A FEW

YEARS MAKES ANY

DIFFERENCE.

BUT YOU HAVE TO KEEP THIS

IN MIND.

YOU GET AN EIGHT OR

10-YEAR DIFFERENCE AND

WONDERFUL WHEN YOUR 30,

40, 50, THEN ALL OF A

SUDDEN THE PERSON WHO IS

OLDER STARTS GETTING REAL

OLD, AND THE PERSON WHO IS

YOUNGER IS STILL FAIRLY

VIGOROUS, AND THEN YOU'VE

GOT A PROBLEM.

DO YOU WANT TO BE LIVING

WITH AN OLD LADY.

THAT'S THE IDEA.

BUT IF THERE IS LOVE,

THERE IS NO REASON -- AND

NOTHING IN THE BIBLE THAT

INDICATES THERE IS ANY

PROBLEM ABOUT AGE

DISPARITY.

ESPECIALLY WITH MEN.

THEY MARRY YOUNG WOMEN ALL

OF THE TIME.

THEY WANT A TROPHY WIFE.

THE GUY IS 50 OR 60 AND HE

MARRIES A 20-YEAR-OLD.

Wendy: THE OLDER I

GET, THE YOUNGER I DATE.

BECAUSE THE OLDER GUYS

STOP TAKING CARE OF

THEMSELVES.

THEY DON'T CARE AS MUCH.

WOMEN SEEM TO TAKE BETTER

CARE OF THEMSELVES.

Pat: SOME OF US OLD

GUYS DO.

Wendy: THAT'S RIGHT.

Pat: WE DO THE BEST

WE CAN.

Wendy: EXACTLY.

Pat: WE DODDER ALONG

THE ROAD.

ANYHOW, THE ANSWER IS

THERE IS NO THING.

EIGHT YEARS IS NO PROBLEM.

BUT KEEP IN MIND THOSE

THINGS DO HAPPEN.

AND THE DISPARITY WILL BE

THERE.

BUT IF YOU AGE TOGETHER

AND YOU LOVE EACH OTHER,

NO PROBLEM.

NO PROBLEM.

Wendy: GARY SAYS, "I

WOULD LIKE TO ASK YOU A

QUESTION ABOUT CHRISTIANS

DURING THE HOLOCAUST.

I'M A CHRISTIAN FROM A

JEWISH MOTHER.

I RECENTLY FOUND MY

MOTHER'S FAMILY MEMBERS

AND FOUND THAT MY

GRANDMOTHER CAME FROM

RUSSIA, NEAR THE POLISH

BORDER.

THE ACCOUNTS I HAVE READ

ABOUT THE HOLOCAUST SAY

THAT THE CHRISTIANS TURNED

OVER THE JEWS TO THE

NAZIS.

MY NEWLY FOUND JEWISH

FAMILY MEMBERS ARE NOT

CHRISTIANS.

HOW DO I OVERCOME THIS

INFORMATION ABOUT THE

CHRISTIANS FAILING TO HELP

THE JEWS?

SOME OF MY RELATIVES HAVE

LEFT THE U.S. TO GO TO

ISRAEL, AND I LOVE THEM

AND WANT THEM TO BE SAFE."

Pat: JUST BECAUSE

SOMEBODY IS A GENTILE

DOESN'T MAKE HIM A

CHRISTIAN.

SOMEBODY CAN BELONG TO A

STATE CHURCH AND SAY, ALL

RIGHT, I'M A CATHOLIC, I'M

AN PROTESTANT OR I'M A

LUTHERAN, AND HE DOESN'T

KNOW THE LORD.

A LOT OF THESE PEOPLE WERE

NOMINAL CHRISTIANS.

DID THEY IDENTIFY WITH THE

NAZIS?

THE ANSWER IS YES.

IT IS A BLOT ON THE

RECORD, INCLUDING THE

CATHOLIC CHURCH AND

INCLUDING THE POPE, WHO

WAS COMPLICIT IN SOME OF

THAT STUFF.

THE TRUTH WAS, YES, THAT

IS PART OF HISTORY.

AND WE'RE ASHAMED OF IT,

BUT KEEP IN MIND THESE

PEOPLE WERE NOT BORN-AGAIN

BELIEVERS WHO REALLY HAD A

RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS.

THEY WERE NOMINAL.

THEY BELONGED TO A

DENOMINATION, BUT THEY DID

NOT HAVE A HEART-CHANGING

EXPERIENCE WITH JESUS.

IN TODAY'S WORLD, THE

GREATEST SUPPORTER OF THE

JEWISH PEOPLE ARE THE

EVANGELICALS.

AND MY FRIEND, BENJAMIN

NETANYAHU, AND OTHERS,

KNOW THAT.

THEY'RE NOT QUOTE

DENOMINATIONAL.

Wendy: LINDA WRITES,

"I HAVE A VERY BAD PROBLEM

THAT IS MAKING ME UPSET.

MY PARENTS WANT MY HUSBAND

AND ME TO GET A DIVORCE,

BUT WE DON'T WANT TO.

THEY SAID WE SHOULD DO

THAT FOR FINANCIAL

REASONS.

MY MOM TALKED ME INTO IT

AND I FILED THE PAPERWORK

THIS WEEK.

BUT I DON'T WANT TO DO IT

ANYMORE.

PLEASE HELP.

I FEEL PULLED IN TWO

DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS."

Pat: FOR THIS CAUSE

SHALL A MAN LEAVE HIS

MOTHER AND FATHER AND

CLING TO HIS WIFE, AND

WHAT GOD HAS JOINED

TOGETHER LET NOT MAN PUT

ASUNDER.

TELL THEM TO GO AND TAKE

THEIR EVIL THOUGHTS SOME

PLACE ELSE.

YOU HAVE BEEN JOINED TO

YOUR HUSBAND AND YOU HAVE

BEEN JOINED TO YOUR WIFE.

THAT IS A BOND THAT SHOULD

BE KEPT.

DON'T LISTEN TO SOMEONE

WHO SAYS FOR TAX REASON

YOU SHOULD GET A DIVORCE.

COME OFF IT.

Wendy: THAT QUESTION

SHOCKS ME.

Pat: THERE IS A

MEDDLING OLD WOMAN AND

THIS DAUGHTER IS LISTENING

TO THEM.

Wendy: MARY SAYS,

"DEAR, PAT, I HAVE BEEN A

PARTNER FOR YEARS.

DOES THIS MINISTRY SUPPORT

FINANCIALLY OUR BROTHERS

IN ISRAEL.

MY HEART GOES OUT TO OUR

BROTHERS THERE."

Pat: THE ANSWER IS

YES.

"OPERATION BLESSING" HAS A

MINISTRY IN ISRAEL.

WE HAVE RELIEF FOR ISRAEL.

AND WE HAVE GIVEN SOME

RATHER SIGNIFICANT

DONATIONS TO OUR GOOD

FRIEND, YEKIEL ECKSTEIN

WHO WORKS WITH THE JEWS.

THEY ARE THERE TO GIVE

RELIEF SUPPLIES TO JEWS.

WE ARE HOPING THOSE IN

ISRAEL BECAUSE WE LOVE THE

JEWISH PEOPLE.

Wendy: YEAH.

I WAS THERE IN 2006,

DURING THE WAR, AND HELPED

WITH SOME OF THE OUTREACH

TO THE SHUT-INS, AND WE

ACTUALLY WENT DOOR TO DOOR

DURING THE WAR BECAUSE

THEY HAD TO SHELTER IN

PLACE.

Pat: YEAH.

I BELIEVE I WAS THERE,

TOO.

Wendy: YOU WERE

THERE.

WE WERE OUT A MONTH --

Pat: AND GIVING

LIVING AID TO THOSE

PEOPLE.

I REMEMBER FOOD

DISTRIBUTION AND

EVERYTHING ELSE IN HAIFA.

Wendy: HERE AT CBN,

WE'RE HELPING PEOPLE IN

ALL PARTS OF THE WORLD,

LIKE A LITTLE BOY FROM

CHINA NAMED DONG SU.

MORE THAN ANYTHING, HE

LONGED TO JUST RIDE A

BIKE, BUT A

LIFE-THREATENING INFECTION

MADE THAT IMPOSSIBLE.

Terry: EVERY TIME

DONG SU SAW A BICYCLE, HE

PICTURED HIMSELF ON IT,

RACING THROUGH THE STREETS

OF HIS TOWN.

IT WAS A FAR-FETCHED DREAM

FOR A BOY WHO COULDN'T

WALK OR HOLD HIS HEAD UP

WITHOUT A BRACE.

HE HAD A BACTERIA THAT

MOVED THROUGHOUT HIS BODY

AND INFECTED HIS BONES.

HE GOT FEVERS EVERY

AFTERNOON AND ALWAYS CRIED

OUT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE

NIGHT.

I COULDN'T MOVE.

EVERY DAY I THOUGHT, WHEN

WILL I BE BETTER?

WHEN WILL I BE ABLE TO GO

TO SCHOOL AND RUN?

WHEN WILL I BE ABLE TO

RIDE A BIKE?

Terry: BY THE TIME HE

WAS FOUR, TWO SECTIONS OF

HIS SPINE HAD DETERIORATED

BY THE INFECTION.

DOCTORS SAID WITHOUT

TREATMENT AND SURGERY, HE

WOULD BECOME PERMANENTLY

PARALYZED AND DIE.

SOMETIMES HE GOT REALLY

BAD HEADACHES AND WOULD

BEAT HIS BED WITH HIS

FISTS.

HE FELL DOWN ALL OF THE

TIME AND COULD NOT EVEN

SIT UP TO EAT OR DRINK.

BUT HE WAS ALWAYS SUCH A

POSITIVE BOY.

HE HELPED ME TO BE BRAVE,

TOO.

Terry: MR. YANG

WORKED HARD, SOLD LAND AND

BORROWED MONEY, BUT COULD

NEVER AFFORD SURGERY.

I STILL BELIEVED ONE

DAY I WOULD BE OKAY.

I BEGGED THE LORD,

PLEASE DO THIS FAVOR FOR

OUR SON, AND I WILL PRAISE

YOU FOREVER.

Terry: SOON A FRIEND

TOLD THE YANGS ABOUT CBN.

WE ARRANGED TREATMENTS TO

GET RID OF THE TOXIC

BACTERIA IN HIS BODY.

AND WE SET UP AND PAID FOR

SURGERY TO FIX HIS SPINE.

I CAN FEEL GOD'S LOVE

THROUGH YOU YOU.

I'M GRATEFUL BEYOND

EXPRESSION.

TODAY I WAS ABLE TO

STAND UP STRAIGHT.

IT WAS THE HAPPIEST DAY OF

MY LIFE.

I AM HEALED.

BECAUSE OF THIS, NOW I

BELIEVE, LIKE MY WIFE,

THAT GOD IS REAL.

IT'S A MIRACLE.

Terry: AND NOW DONG

SU CAN RACE THROUGH TOWN,

LIKE HE ALWAYS WANTED TO,

ON A BRAND NEW BICYCLE,

ALSO GIVEN TO HIM BY CBN.

I FEEL LIKE I'M FLYING.

YOU MADE MY DREAM COME

TRUE.

Wendy: YOU MADE HIS

DREAM COME TRUE.

EVERY KID WANTS TO RIDE A

BIKE.

I REMEMBER MY FIRST BIKE.

AND YOU MADE THAT HAPPEN

FOR LITTLE DONG SU.

IF YOU AREN'T A MEMBER OF

"THE 700 CLUB," AND YOU

WOULD LIKE TO BE A PART OF

HELPING PEOPLE ALL OVER

THE WORLD, JUST GO TO YOUR

PHONES RIGHT NOW.

1-800-700-7000, AND SAY,

YES, I WANT TO JOIN "THE

700 CLUB."

IT IS JUST 65 CENTS A DAY,

$20 A MONTH IS ALL IT

TAKES TO BECOME A CBN

PARTNER.

AND WHEN YOU JOIN, WE HAVE

A VERY SPECIAL GIFT FOR

YOU RIGHT NOW.

IT IS CALLED "THE SECRET

KINGDOM" AND "THE LAW OF

EXPECTATION" D.V.D. THAT

PAT AND GORDON BOTH PUT

TOGETHER.

THIS IS TAKEN FROM PAT'S

BOOK CALLED "THE SECRET

KINGDOM," WHICH WAS A

BEST-SELLER, AND TRULY IS

A LIFE-CHANGING TEACHING

WE WANT YOU TO HAVE.

> UP NEXT, A WOMAN

SUFFERS FROM CRIPPLING

MIGRAINES FOR 10 YEARS.

WOULD HAVE LITTLE

FLASHES OF LIGHT.

MY MIMICKED STROKES, AND

SO I COULDN'T COMMUNICATE.

AND I WERE HAVE PARAYLSIS

IN PART OF MY BODY FOR A

FEW MINUTES.

Wendy: OH, MY

GOODNESS.

SEE HOW SHE WAS

SUPERNATURALLY HEALED

WHILE SHE WAS WATCHING TV.

Wendy: WELL, FOR 10

YEARS, TERRY LIVED WITH

EXCRUCIATING MIGRAINES.

THAT IS 10 YEARS OF PAIN,

10 YEARS OF FEELING AS IF

SHE WAS GOING THROUGH THE

MOTIONS OF LIFE.

AND THEN ONE NIGHT TERRY

WAS MIRACULOUSLY HEALED,

RIGHT IN HER OWN HOME.

TAKE A LOOK.

THE PAIN WOULD BE

BEHIND MY EYES AND IT

WOULD BE JUST REALLY

SEVERE, LIKE A CLENCHING

PAIN.

IT WOULD JUST BE HARD TO

CONCENTRATE AND HARD TO

JUST DO MY FORMER EVERYDAY

THINGS.

Reporter: FOR 10

YEARS, TERRY BARDIMAN

SUFFERED FROM WEEKLY

HEADACHES THAT LASTED UP

TO 12 HOURS AT A TIME.

SOMETIMES I WOULD BE

NAUSEOUS AND IT JUST

AFFECTED EVERYTHING.

AT THE TIME, I HAD THREE

KIDS.

I WAS HOME-SCHOOLING THEM.

AND YOU JUST HAVE TO GET

UP AND KEEP GOING.

Reporter: SOMETIMES

THE HEADACHES BECAME

DEBILITATING MIGRAINES.

THE MIGRAINES I WOULD

GET, IT IS CALLED LIKE THE

CLASSICAL AURA.

I WOULD HAVE LITTLE

FLASHES OF LIGHT, AND

THERE WOULD BE PARTS OF MY

VISION FIELD I COULDN'T

SEE.

MINE MIMICKED STROKES, SO

I COULDN'T COMMUNICATE AND

I WOULD HAVE PARALYSIS IN

PART OF MY BODY FOR A FEW

MINUTES.

Reporter: TERRY'S

DOCTOR WASN'T ABLE TO

DETERMINE THE CAUSE OF HER

HEADACHES.

NOBODY EVER FOUND

ANYTHING.

NONE OF THE MEDICATION

REALLY WORKED, SO I JUST

GAVE UP ON THAT.

I JUST, A LOT OF TIMES,

FELT LIKE I WAS ON THE

SIDELINES OF LIFE.

I WOULD KIND OF GO THROUGH

THE MOTIONS OF THINGS, BUT

IT WAS JUST HARD TO BE

FULLY ENGAGED.

Reporter: DESPERATE

FOR RELIEF, TERRY STUDIED

THE BIBLE TO LEARN ABOUT

HEALING.

I LEARNED A LOT MORE

ABOUT THE HEALING

SCRIPTURES, AND THAT JESUS

PAID FOR THAT ALSO ON THE

THE CROSS.

AND I JUST LEARNED A LOT

OF GOD'S WORD, BUT ALSO

JUST COMFORT AND PRESSING

INTO GOD, YOU KNOW, DURING

THE HARD TIMES.

Reporter: EVEN THOUGH

TERRY'S HEADACHES

PERSISTED, SHE KEPT

PRAYING AND BELIEVING FOR

A MIRACLE.

ONE NIGHT SHE AND HER

HUSBAND TURNED ON THE

TELEVISION.

I HAD A HEADACHE AT THE

TIME.

AND IT WAS REALLY SEVERE,

AND PROBABLY ONE OF THE

REASONS I COULDN'T SLEEP.

AND SO WE WERE IN THE BED

WATCHING "THE 700 CLUB."

Terry: SOMEONE ELSE,

YOU HAVE EXCRUCIATING

HEADACHES.

I DON'T KNOW IF THEY'D BE

DIAGNOSED AS MIGRAINES,

BUT THE PAIN IS RIGHT

BEHIND YOUR EYES.

IT ALMOST MAKES YOU FEEL

LIKE YOUR EYES ARE

THROBBING WHEN YOU HAVE

THIS.

GOD IS HEALING THAT RIGHT

NOW.

THE PAIN IS GONE, AND

YOU'LL NOT HAVE THEM

AGAIN.

I THOUGHT, OKAY, THIS

IS ME.

ESPECIALLY WHEN SHE GAVE

THE WORD ABOUT THE

MIGRAINES, TOO, BECAUSE

THAT WAS EXTRA

CONFIRMATION THAT IT WAS

ME.

THE NEXT DAY IT WAS HARDLY

ANYTHING AT ALL, BUT STILL

A LITTLE RESIDUAL.

AND THEN AFTER THAT, I

HAVEN'T HAD ANY PAIN

SINCE.

IT WAS ALMOST LIKE, WOW,

IT'S HERE, FINALLY, AFTER

ALL THIS TIME.

AND IT WAS JUST A BLESSING

TO NOT HAVE TO WORRY.

AM I GOING TO GET UP

TOMORROW WITH A HEADACHE?

NO.

Reporter: TERRY'S

FAITH IS STRONGER THAN

EVER, AND SHE ENCOURAGES

OTHERS TO KEEP TRUSTING

GOD IN THE MIDST OF

TRIALS.

ONE OF THE NAMES IS

ELROY, THE GOD WHO SEES

ME.

AND THAT'S WHAT I KEPT

THINKING, NOW YOU SEE ME.

THANK YOU THAT YOU SEE ME.

AND HE IS FAITHFUL, AND HE

WILL DO WHAT HE PROMISES.

Wendy: GOD IS

FAITHFUL.

GOD SAW TERRY, AND GOD

SEES YOU RIGHT NOW.

AND HE WANTS TO HEAL YOU.

AND WE HAVE SOME

TESTIMONIES.

PAT, YOU WANT TO START

WITH YOURS?

WHAT DO YOU HAVE?

Pat: LINDA, WHO LIVES

IN CALIFORNIA, HAD

SENSITIVITY TO TOMATOES.

WHEN SHE ATE TOMATOES, HER

TONGUE WOULD BLISTER.

SHE WAS WATCHING THIS

PROGRAM, AND WENDY, YOU

HAD A WORD.

THERE IS SOMEBODY WITH

SOMETHING WRONG WITH YOUR

TONGUE.

IT IS A SORE.

AND GOD IS HEALING YOU.

AND LINDA SAID, THAT'S ME.

AND FROM THAT MOMENT ON,

NO PROBLEM.

Wendy: RITA SAYS, "I

KNOW NOTHING ABOUT "THE

700 CLUB," BUT WHEN I

TURNED ON THE TV YESTERDAY

MORNING, IT WAS TUNED TO

YOUR CHANNEL.

I WAS FEELING MISERABLE,

AND I WAS ABOUT TO TAKE MY

MEDICATION FOR T.M.J., AND

THE HOTTES HOST SAID, THERE IS A

PERSON SUFFERING FROM

T.M.J.

I HEARD IT AND PRAYED THAT

GOD WOULD TAKE MY PAIN.

I BEGAN TO MESSAGE MY JAW

AND REALIZED THAT THE PAIN

HAD GONE.

IT FELT LIKE MY JAW HAD

REALIGNED.

THANK YOU SO MUCH."

> THAT WAS YESTERDAY?

Pat: SOMEBODY

FLIPPING A DIAL, NOT A

REGULAR VIEWER, AND BINGO.

THAT WAS YESTERDAY.

Wendy: YEAH.

Pat: HALLELUJAH.

Wendy: YOU DIDN'T

KNOW RITA, RIGHT?

Pat: NO, I DIDN'T

KNOW RITA.

> WE'RE GOING TO PRAY.

FATHER, WE BELIEVE GOD.

WITH YOU ALL THINGS ARE

POSSIBLE.

THANK YOU FOR THESE WORDS.

THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU'VE

DONE.

THERE IS SOMEBODY WHO HAS

ESOPHAGEAL CANCER.

AND YOU'VE BEEN HAVING

WHAT YOU THOUGHT WAS ACID

REFLUX, AND IT'S BEEN

THERE AND YOU'VE BEEN

TAKING ALL KINDS OF THINGS

TO HELP YOUR ACID REFLUX

AND IT IS ACTUALLY CANCER.

PLEASE, WE'RE GOING TO

BELIEVE GOD FOR HEALING

YOUR BODY RIGHT AT THIS

MOMENT.

Wendy: THERE IS A

WOMAN, AND YOU'RE DEALING

WITH SOME KIND OF FUNGUS

ON YOUR FOOT THAT JUST

WON'T CLEAR UP.

GOD IS TOUCHING YOU RIGHT

NOW.

YOU ARE HEALED IN JESUS'

NAME.

Pat: THANK YOU, LORD.

TOUCH PEOPLE IN THIS

AUDIENCE, WHOEVER THEY

ARE, WHEREVER THEY ARE,

MEET THEIR NEEDS IN JESUS'

NAME.

TOUCH!

AMEN.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR

BEING WITH US.

THAT'S ALL OF THE TIME

WE'VE GOT FOR TODAY'S

PROGRAM.

REMEMBER, OUR TELEPHONES

ARE AVAILABLE ALL THE

TIME.

SO SOMEBODY IS THERE.

IF YOU HAVE A NEED AND YOU

WANT TO CALL IN AND ASK

FOR PRAYER, SOMEBODY IS ON

THE PHONES.

> WE LEAVE YOU WITH

TODAY'S POWER MINUTE FROM

MATTHEW 21: "AND WHATEVER

THINGS YOU ASK FOR IN

PRAYER BELIEVING, YOU WILL

RECEIVE."

AND TOMORROW, A

SELF-PROCLAIMED BASEBALL

JUNKY WHO NEARLY LOST HIS

LIFE TO AN ADDERALL

ADDICTION.

THAT'S QUITE A STORY.

THAT'S ON THURSDAY'S

EDITION OF "THE 700 CLUB."

SO FOR WENDY AND ALL OF

US, THIS IS PA PAT ROBERTSON.

SEE YOU TOMORROW.

BYE-BYE.

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