The 700 Club – March 14, 2017

>> Wendy: TODAY…THEY ARE BUSINESS LEADERS WHO PUT THEIR FAITH FIRST. >> WHAT IF EVERY DECISION IS TAKEN TO GOD THE FATHER BEFORE YOU MAKE ANY DECISIONS? >> Wendy: AND THEY’RE SEEING INCREDIBLE RESULTS. >> THAT IS A GIFT OF GOD. >> Wendy: PLUS…SHE WAS A DISGRACED ACTRESS. >> IT RUINED MY LIFE. >> Wendy: HE WAS A DRUGGED-OUT MALE MODEL. >> I CAN’T CONTINUE DOING WHAT I’M DOING RIGHT NOW. >> Wendy: TOGETHER, A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN. ON TODAY’S “700 CLUB.” * >> Pat: WELL, WELCOME, FOLKS, TO THIS EDITION OF “THE 700 CLUB.” IT GOES BACK AND FORTH IN WASHINGTON. YOU GET A LITTLE SICK OF IT. YOU KNOW, I WISH OF OUR FRIENDS IN ARIZONA WOULD REMIND THEIR SENIOR SENATOR THAT HE IS A REPUBLICAN AND THAT HE IS NOT AN INDEPENDENT, AND THAT SHOOTING AT HIS PRESIDENT, WHO IS A REPUBLICAN, IS NOT A WISE COURSE TO TAKE. BUT NEVERTHELESS, WE FIND SOMEBODY SAYING, WELL, I REALLY WANT TO SET UP HEARINGS TO EMBARRASS MY PRESIDENT. IT’S BACK AND FORTH. YOU KNOW, WHO DID WHAT, WHO CAUGHT SOMEBODY DOING SOMETHING OR ANOTHER. BUT THAT WASN’T THE BIG STORY. THE BIG STORY WAS THAT THERE IS A HUGE SNOWSTORM. WELL, IT NEVER HAPPENED AS BAD AS THEY SAID IT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN. THEY DOWNGRADED THE NUMBER OF INCHES IN NEW YORK. YOU KNOW, TERRY, THEY SAID THAT FOR EVERY INCH OF SNOW IN NEW YORK, IT COST $2 MILLION TO GET RID OF. SO IF THEY HAVE 10 INCHES, THAT IS $20 MILLION. >> Terry: WELL, THERE IS NO PLACE TO PUT IT. >> Pat: EXACTLY. AND IT PILES UP. BUT IT IS NOT NEAR AS BAD IN THE CITY. OUTSIDE, MAYBE. BUT THEY’RE TALKING ABOUT THIS GIGANTIC DANGEROUS SNOWSTORM, AND THE GOVERNOR OF MASSACHUSETTS — WELL, YOU’VE GOT THE STORY. >> Terry: THEY’RE WARNING IN THAT STATE BECAUSE MASSACHUSETTS IS GETTING IT. THE GOVERNOR IS SAYING, QUOTE, “IT IS GOING TO SNOW HARD AND FAST FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME.” ALREADY THE STORM HAS CREATED TERRIBLE PROBLEMS FOR TRAVELLERS, AND HEATHER SELLS HAS THE STORY. >> Heather: THE STORM IS HITTING HARD AND FAST TODAY. GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS IN PLACES LIKE MASSACHUSETTS, PENNSYLVANIA, MARYLAND, AND NEW YORK ARE TELLING PEOPLE TO STAY OFF THE ROADS. >> WE EXPECT THIS STORM, OVER ALL, TO BE IN THE RANGE OF 16 TO 20 INCHES OF SNOW. >> Heather: NEW YORK ALSO EXPECTS CRAZY WINDS, WITH GUSTS UP TO 55 MILES PER HOUR. IN MANY PLACES, LIKE NEW YORK, BOSTON, AND PHILADELPHIA, THE WEATHER SERVICE IS URGING PEOPLE TO SHELTER IN PLACE. IN OTHER WORDS, STAY AT HOME OR WHEREVER IT IS SAFE. IN MASSACHUSETTS AND MARYLAND, FORECASTERS EXPECT 12 TO 18 INCHES. MARYLAND HAS DECLARED A STATE OF EMERGENCY. IN PENNSYLVANIA, THE GOVERNOR HAS CALLED ON 700 NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERS AND 2,000 SNOWPLOWS TO HELP. AIR TRAVELLERS ARE ALSO FEELING THE STORM. THE AIRLINES HAVE CANCELLED MORE THAN 5,000 FLIGHTS. >> WE WERE UNABLE TO DO ANYTHING BY WAY OF REBOOKING OUR TICKETS ONLINE. THE WEBSITE SIMPLY WOULD NOT RESPOND TO ANY CLICKS. >> Heather: SCHOOLS ACROSS THE NORTHEAST ARE ALSO SHUTTING DOWN IN RESPONSE TO THE FORECAST. AND IN WASHINGTON, FEDERAL WORKERS HAVE A THREE-HOUR DELAY. IN CHICAGO, OFFICIALS ARE BLAMING SNOWY CONDITIONS FOR TWO HIGHWAY CRASHES INVOLVING 34 CARS. THEY CLOSED EXPRESS LANES FOR HOURS AND INJURED SEVEN. >> THE CARS SMASHED. >> WE’RE COMING — ALL OF THE CARS AND COMING AND PILING UP. BOOM, BOOM, BOOM. >> EVERYBODY IS DOING AN AMAZING JOB, BUT NONE OF US — WE WERE ALL GOING TOO FAST. >> Heather: IT WAS JUST ONE WEEK AGO THAT TEMPERATURES CLIMBED UP INTO THE 60s IN MANY PARTS OF THE NORTHEAST. AND WITH SPRING OFFICIALLY BEGINNING NEXT WEEK, THERE IS HOPE THAT FOR THIS YEAR, THIS STORM WILL BE THE LAST. HEATHER SELLS, CBN NEWS. >> Pam: THANKS, HEATHER. WHILE THE NATION’S CAPITAL IS DEALING WITH SNOW TODAY, THE WHITE HOUSE AND CONGRESS ARE STILL WORKING ON THEIR PLAN TO REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMACARE. WENDY GRIFFITH HAS THAT. >> Wendy: THAT’S RIGHT, PAT. REPUBLICANS ARE PUSHING BACK AGAINST A CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE ESTIMATE ON THEIR HEALTH CARE PLAN. THEY SAY THE BILL WOULD NEED UP TO 24 MILLION WOULD NOT HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE IN THE NEXT DECADE. BUT TOM PRICE CALLS THAT ESTIMATE JUST NOT BELIEVE. BELIEVABLE. AND THEY POINT OUT THAT ESTIMATES HAVE BEEN WRONG IN THE PAST. PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYS REPUBLICANS NEED TO ACT BECAUSE OBAMACARE IS FAILING. >> President Trump: OBAMACARE, ALL OF A SUDDEN IN THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS, IS GETTING A FALSE WRAP THAT MAYBE IT IS OKAY. IT IS NOT OKAY. IT IS A DISASTER. AND PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THAT. IT HAS FAILED. AND IT’S IMPLODING. IF WE LET IT GO FOR ANOTHER YEAR, IT WILL DOUBLY EMEMPLOYED. IMPLODE. >> Wendy: THE PRESIDENT ALSO MET WITH PEOPLE WHO TALKED ABOUT OBAMACARE’S SKYROCKETING PREMIUMS. >> WE CAN’T AFFORD OUR EQUIPMENT IF WE’RE PAYING THESE RATES YEAR AFTER YEAR AFTER YEAR. OUR FOOD SOURCE IS IN JEOPARDY BECAUSE OF THIS HEALTH CARE LAW. >> Wendy: DESPITE DIFFERENCES AMONG REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS, REPUBLICANS HOPE TO HAVE A HEALTH CARE BILL ON THE PRESIDENT’S DESK BY THE END OF APRIL. PRESIDENT TRUMP IS ALSO MOVING TO CUT GOVERNMENT WASTE AND REORGANIZE THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH. >> President Trump: WE WILL BE SIGNING A NEW EXECUTIVE ORDER TO BEGIN THE PROCESS OF REORGANIZING THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH, TO MAKE IT LESS WASTEFUL AND MORE PRODUCTIVE. >> Wendy: THE PRESIDENT IS LOOKING TO GET RID OF UNNECESSARY GOVERNMENT AGENCIES AND PROGRAMS, AND HE HAS ASKED THE HEADS OF AGENCIES TO SUBMIT THEIR OWN PLANS FOR CUTTING OUT WASTE. THE PRESIDENT WILL NEED SUPPORT FROM CONGRESS TO CARRY OUT ANY REORGANIZATION PLAN. PAT, DO YOU THINK HE’LL GET THAT SUPPORT? >> Pat: YEAH, I THINK SO. THE PEOPLE ARE SICK OF WHAT IS HAPPENING. I THINK ONE OF THE THINGS HE IS GOING TO CUT IS OUR SUPPORT OF THE UNITED NATIONS. I THINK WE PICK UP, I DON’T KNOW, MAYBE ALMOST A QUARTER OF THEIR BUDGET. AND I THINK THAT ORGANIZATION NEEDS — YOU TALK ABOUT SOMETHING THAT NEEDS AN OVERHAUL, THAT’S IT. THEY DON’T NEED TO BE DOING ALL THIS NONSENSE, THIS ANTI-ISRAEL RHETORIC ON OUR DOLLAR. IT IS TIME TO CUT THEM BACK, WAY, WAY BACK, AND STOP THAT WASTE. BUT, ANYHOW, THERE ARE SOME INTERESTING ELECTIONS OVER IN EUROPE. WENDY? >> Wendy: THERE SURE IS, PAT. THE DUTCH GO TO THE POLLS ON WEDNESDAY TO ELECT A NEW PRIME MINISTER. AND IF GEERT WILDERS WINS, IT WILL SEND SHOCKWAVES ACROSS EUROPE MAINLY BECAUSE OF HIS POSITION AGAINST ISLAMIC IMMIGRATION FROM SOME COUNTRIES, AND, OF COURSE, HIS SUPPORT FOR LEAVING THE EUROPEAN UNION. DALE HURD HAS OUR STORY. >> Reporter: DUTCH PRIME MINISTER MARK RUTTE AND GEERT WILDERS MET MONDAY NIGHT IN THEIR TELEVISED FACE-TO-FACE DEBATE AHEAD OF WEDNESDAY’S VOTE. RUTTE SAID A WILDERS’ GOVERNMENT WOULD PLUNGE THE NETHERLANDS INTO CHAOS. IN THE WAKE OF BREXIT AND DONALD TRUMP’S VICTORY IN THE UNITED STATES, THE DUTCH ELECTION IS BEING SEEN AS THE KEY INDICATOR OF NATIONALISM IN EUROPE. GEERT WILDERS HAS GONE FROM THE FRINGE INTO THE LEAD, AND HIS SURPRISING POPULARITY IS AN INDICATION THAT A GROWING NUMBER OF DUTCH VOTERS ARE UNHAPPY. WILDERS’ PARTY FOR FREEDOM HAS BEEN SLIDING IN THE POLLS AND TRAILS RUTTE. THE NETHERLANDS HAS NOT HAD GERMAN’S PROBLEMS WITH MIGRANTS OR THE ECONOMIC PROBLEMS WITH FRANCE. SO WHY HAS WILDERS BECOME SO POPULAR? >> I WOULD SAY THIS IS ABOUT GLOBALIZATION. THE QUESTION IS: DO PEOPLE REALLY WANT MORE REFUGEES HERE? DO PEOPLE WANT MORE GLOBALIZATION? WHAT GEERT WILDERS IS SAYING, WE SHOULD MAKE OUR OWN DECISIONS, PERIOD. >> THE IDEA IS THAT IT IS THE CONCERNS AND IDEAS OF MANY PEOPLE IN HOLLAND, AND ALSO OF MINE. THAT’S WHY WE SUPPORT HIM. >> Reporter: WILDERS AS VOWED TO TAKE THEM OUT OF THE EUROPEAN UNION. RUTTE IS WARNING THAT THEM LEAVING THE EUROPEAN UNION WOULD BE A MISTAKE. IF WILDERS DOES WIN, IT WILL BE A CHALLENGE TO FIND OTHER PARTIES TO JOIN HIM INFORMING A NEW COALITION GOVERNMENT. DALE HURD, CBN NEWS. >> Wendy: PAT, WHAT DO YOU THINK? IT IS GOING TO BE INTERESTING? >> Pat: IT IS GOING TO BE INTERESTING. BUT THE EUROPEAN UNION IS FAILING. IT JUST ISN’T SUPPLYING WHAT IT NEEDS TO. BUT THERE IS A SCENARIO BEHIND THE SCENES, WHERE THERE SEEMS TO BE A FIGHT WITH TURKEY, AND THE TURKS ARE CALLING THEM FASCIST, AND SO FORTH. ERDOGAN OF TURKEY IS SETTING UP SOME KIND OF A DICTATORSHIP. I DON’T KNOW EXACTLY WHY THEY’RE HAVING THAT CONTRA TOP, AS THEY SAY, BUT THEY’RE HAVING IT. >>> YOU USED TO TALK ABOUT TEA IN CHINA. YOU USED TO THINK, HEY, THAT’S WHERE YOU GET THE TEA. AND ONE OF THE REASONS THAT THERE WAS BOXER REBELLION, IF YOU LOOK WAY BACK IN CHINA. THE BRITISH WERE DRINKING A LOT OF CHINESE TEA. AND THEY HAD A TRADE IMBALANCE, AND SO THEY SAID, WHAT CAN WE SELL THE CHINESE THAT WILL BALANCE OUR TRADE. SO THEY SAID, THE THING WE CAN GET FROM INDIA IS CALLED OPIUM. AND SO THEY STARTED TAKING OPIUM AND SELLING IT TO THE CHINESE. AND THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT, AFTER A WHILE, SAID, LOOK, WE DON’T WANT THIS OPIUM. AND THE BRITISH SAID, WE’RE GOING TO FORCE YOU TO TAKE OUR OPIUM SO YOU CAN BALANCE THE TRADE. AND OUT OF THAT CAME THIS AWFUL BOXER REBELLION. IT WAS A HIDEOUS SCENE. WELL, WENDY, WE’VE GOT A NEW CHAPTER ON THE DRINKING HABITS OF THE CHINESE. >> Wendy: THE CHINESE ARE ALWAYS SURPRISING US. OF COURSE, YOU JUST MENTIONED THAT EXPRESSION “ALL THE TEA IN CHINA,” AND THAT’S BECAUSE TEA HAS A LONG HISTORY THERE. BUT LATELY MORE AND MORE CHINESE PEOPLE ARE TURNING TO A DIFFERENT DRINK: COFFEE. AND NOW IT LOOKS LIKE COFFEE IS ABOUT TO TAKE THAT NATION BY STORM. GARY LANE HAS THE STORY. * >> Reporter: TEA IS STEEPED IN THE CULTURE OF MANY ASIAN COUNTRIES, ESPECIALLY LIKE CHINA. FOR MORE THAN 5,000 YEARS, GENERATION AFTER GENERATION, TEA HAS BEEN AN IMPORTANT PART OF CHINESE TRADITION. TODAY IN BIG CITIES, SUCH AS BEIJING, COFFEE SHOPS CAN NOW BEEN SEEN ON NEARLY EVERY MAJOR STREET CORNER. THESE SHOPS ARE NOT JUST SELLING DRINKS. FOR MANY CHINESE MILLENNIALS, SOCIALIZING ON COFFEE SHOP COUCHES IS A NEW WAY TO ENJOY LIFE. >> Through Translator: I NOT ONLY STAY AT THE COFFEE SHOP, WHILE I DRINK COFFEE, I ENJOY THE QUIETNESS HERE. IT IS A GOOD WAY TO TAKE A BREAK FROM ALL OF THE NOISES. I CAN READ MY BOOK WITHOUT INTERRUPTION. >> Reporter: MANY YOUNG CHINESE PEOPLE DRINK COFFEE SOCIALLY WHEN MEETING WITH FRIENDS. AND MANY COMPANIES HAVE FIGURED OUT CREATIVE WAYS TO ATTRACT MORE CHINESE CONSUMERS. SHOPS ARE DESIGNED WITH CHINESE CULTURAL DECOR. PEOPLE IN CHINA DRANK ROUGHLY 45,000 TONS OF COFFEE IN 2006. IT COULD REACH 300,000 TONS ANNUALLY BY 2020. COFFEE IS STILL A RELATIVELY NEW BEVERAGE OF. CHOICE FOR CHINA’S TEA-DRINKING POPULATION. LOCAL COFFEE SHOP OWNERS SAY WHILE YOUNG PEOPLE ENJOY THE AROMA AND FLAVOR OF COFFEE, THEY ALSO KNOW IT HAS HEALTH BENEFITS. >> YOUNGER COFFEE DRINKERS TODAY KNOW A LOT MORE ABOUT COFFEE. >> Reporter: OLDER CHINESE AND HERBAL MEDICINE PRACTITIONERS FIND THE NEW COFFEE TREND HARD TO ACCEPT. >> Through Translator: CHINESE ACUPUNCTURE AND TEA HAVE A LONGER HISTORY THAN COFFEE. YOU’LL NEVER SEE A CHINESE HOSPITAL USING COFFEE TO CURE THEIR PATIENTS. COFFEE IS JUST A NEW DRINK. EVEN THOUGH WE HAVE MANY COFFEE SHOPS, COFFEE IS STILL FOREIGN TO US TODAY. OUR TEA TRADITION IS AN IMPORTANT VALUE OF THE CHINESE PEOPLE. FOREIGN CULTURE WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND THIS IMPORTANT CONCEPT. >> Reporter: MOST OF THE COFFEE CONSUMED IN CHINA COMES FROM SOUTH AND CENTRAL AMERICAN COUNTRIES. HOWEVER, THIS MAY CHANGE. SOME COFFEE PRODUCERS IN SOUTHERN CHINA WILL SOON BE GROWING THEIR OWN HIGH-QUALITY BEANS. STILL TO BE SEEN IS IF COFFEE-DRINKING MILLENNIALS WILL TRANSFORM THIS TEA-DRINKING COUNTRY INTO ONE OF THE WORLD’S LARGEST COFFEE-DRINKING NATIONS. >> Wendy: MIGHT BE ANOTHER REASON TO VISIT CHINA, PAT. >> Pat: I GUESS SO. ACCEPT I’M DRINKING THEIR TEA. I LIKE JASMINE TEA. I THINK IT HAS MORE HEALTH BENEFITS THAN COFFEE. I GOT OFF COFFEE YEARS AND YEARS AND YEARS AGO. COFFEE IS ADDICTIVE, AND I WAS REALLY HOOKED. >> Terry: AND SO AM I. I’LL DRINK MINE AND YOURS. >> Pat: THE IDEA OF SPENDING FIVE BUCKS FOR ONE CUP OF COFFEE AT STARBUCKS CHILLS ME. ONE LITTLE TEA BAG — I DON’T KNOW WHAT THEY COST, BUT YOU CAN GET THEM A WHOLE LOT CHEAPER. >> Terry: I GUESS SO. >> Pat: YOU’VE GOT COFFEE? >> Terry: I DRINK TEA HERE. I GET MY ONE SHOT OF GREEN TEA — >> Pat: THIS IS GREEN TEA FROM CHINA OR INDIA OR WHEREVER. >> Terry: WELL, COMPANY COMCOMINGUP NEXT, TAKING MINISTRY TO THE MARKETPLACE. >> THE AVERAGE TIME THAT AN AMERICAN SPENDS IN BUSINESS, 46 HOURS A WEEK. SO THERE THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR INFLUENCE THROUGH THE MARKETPLACE IS JUST NOM PHENOMENAL. >> Terry: MEET THE BUSINESS LEADERS WHO BOTTOM LINE IS FAITH, AFTER THIS. >> Pat: YOU’RE WATCHING “THE 700 CLUB.” LET ME ASK YOU THIS: DOES YOUR LIFE REFLECT WHAT YOU BELIEVE? ONE CHRISTIAN BUSINESSMAN DECIDED MANY YEARS AGO THAT HIS DID NOT. SO HE MADE A CHANGE IN HIS OWN LIFE. AND HE ENCOURAGED BUSINESS LEADERS TO DO THE SAME. NOW AS PAUL STRAND REPORTS, THEY’VE COME TOGETHER TO BRING CHRISTIANITY INTO THE WORKPLACE. >> Reporter: FEW CHRISTIANS REALLY SPEND ALL THAT MUCH TIME IN THEIR CHURCH BUILDINGS, AND MOST DON’T MINISTER THERE. THEY GET MINISTERED TO. WHERE THEY SPEND MOST OF THEIR TIME IS THE WORKPLACE. WE’RE GOING BEHIND THE SCENE OF SOME OF AMERICA’S BUSINESSES TO SHOW YOU WHY MARKETPLACE MINISTRY MAY BE GOD’S NEXT BIG MOVE. >> THE AVERAGE TIME THAT AN AMERICAN SPENDS IN BUSINESS IS 46 HOURS A WEEK. SO THE OPPORTUNITY FOR INFLUENCE THROUGH THE MARKETPLACE IS JUST PHENOMENAL. >> Reporter: PIERCE HEADS UP A WORLD WAS EFFORT TO HELP BUSINESSES LED BY CHRISTIANS TAKE THEIR RIGHTFUL PLACE WITH GOD. BOBBY MITCHELL HELPED STARTED THIS UP FIVE YEARS AGO. >> BILLY GRAHAM MADE THE STATEMENT ABOUT 10 YEARS AGO THAT HE BELIEVES THE NEXT GREAT MOVE OF GOD WILL BE THROUGH THE MARKETPLACE. >> Reporter: THERE ARE FAR MORE BUSINESSES. >> 90 MILLION BUSINESSES AROUND THE WORLD. >> Reporter: HOW IMPORTANT, EVEN SACRED, IS YOUR WORK TO GOD? SO MUCH SO THAT THE OLD TESTAMENT WORD FOR BOTH WORSHIP AND WORK IS THE SAME. >> AVADA IS THE HEBREW WORD FOR WORK AND WORSHIP. >> Reporter: MITCHELL SAYS HE LOVES SPREADING THIS TRUTH THAT WORSHIP AND WORK AND WALKING WITH GOD SHOULD ALL BE ROLLED UP TOGETHER. ROBBIE THOMPSON LIKES THE WAY ECLEASETIS SUMS IT UP. >> IT IS A GIFT OF GOD. >> Reporter: EVERY DAY THOMPSON HAS THESE GOALS FOR HIS COMPANY AND LIFE. >> I HONOR GOD WITH HOW EYIWORK AND HOW I DEAL WITH EMPLOYEES AND CO-WORKERS, AND TO GLORIFY HIM, REALLY, IN ALL THAT I DO. AND TO CREATE A COMPANY WHERE PEOPLE CAN FIND THAT SATISFACTION. >> Reporter: BUT BOSSES CAN’T FORCE THEIR WORKERS TO CONVERT. >> IF THEY WANT TO ACCEPT CHRIST, THAT’S GREAT. WE WERE ENCOURAGE THEM TO DO THAT. BUT WE WOULD NEVER PRESSURE THEM TO DO THAT. >> HE REALLY IS THE ANSWER TO EVERY PROBLEM, WHETHER IT IS DEPRESSION OR ADDICTION OR WORRY OR YOU NAME IT, HE IS THE ANSWER. >> Reporter: AND HE WANTS TO BE THE BOSS’ BOSS. >> GOD IS THE OWNER OF YOUR BUSINESS. HE IS IN THE CORNER OFFICE. WHAT IF EVERY DECISION IS TAKEN TO GOD THE FATHER BEFORE YOU MAKE ANY DECISIONS? >> MY LIFE DID NOT REFLECT WHAT I SAID I BELIEVED. >> Reporter: THEN HE WAS SHAPED BY THE BOOK “IN HIS STEPS,” IN WHICH AN EVANGELIST GAVE A CHURCH A FAMOUS CHALLENGE. >> FACE EVERY ISSUE IN LIFE BY ASKING, WHAT WOULD JESUS DO? >> Reporter: MITCHELL AND OTHER BOSSES BEGAN MEETING IN 1977 AROUND ATLANTA TO SEE IF THEY COULD HEAD COMPANIES LIKE JESUS COULD. AND SOON THEY STARTED FCCI, AND NOW IT SUPPLIES 139 COUNTRIES TO DO BUSINESS GOD’S WAY. >> WE STREAMED SOME MATERIAL TO 30 MILLION PEOPLE IN PAKISTAN. >> Reporter: BUT THEIR CORE IS MEETING WEEKLY IN SMALL GROUPS OF BUSINESS LEADERS. >> IT IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO COME TOGETHER AND TALK ABOUT REAL BUSINESSES AND CHALLENGES. WE’RE NOT A BIBLE STUDY. >> I’VE SEEN PEOPLE SELL COMPANIES, BAD COMPANIES TOTALLY REENGINEER COMPANIES, BASED ON THE INPUT THEY GOT OUT OF THESE MEETINGS. >> Reporter: IT IS GOOD THERE ARE SMALL GROUPS JUST FOR THEM WHERE THEY CAN DO LIFE TOGETHER, LEARN FROM EACH OTHER, AND BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE TO EACH OTHER. >> THE C.E.O.S JOB IS PROBABLY THE LONELIEST JOB BECAUSE WHO HAVE YOU GOING TO TALK TO? >> THEY CAN TALK ABOUT THESE BUSINESSES AND CHALLENGES. >> THEY WANT TO HONOR THE LORD AND GET IT RIGHT. >> IT IS TALKING ABOUT HOW CAN YOU OPERATE A BUSINESS IN A WAY THAT GLORIFIES THE FATHER. >> Reporter: MITCHELL SAYS IT IS THE BEST WAY TO LIVE. >> I’M A PURE ENTREPRENEUR, BUT THE MOST EXCITING PART OF MY BUSINESS CAREER HAS BEEN WALKING WITH THE LORD. >> Reporter: PAUL STRAND, CBN NEWS, REPORTING FROM NORCROSS, GEORGIA. >> Pat: GOD IS INVOLVED IN EVERYTHING. IT’S NOT THAT YOU GO TO CHURCH ON SUNDAY AND THEN THE REST OF THE WEEK YOU LIVE FOR THE DEVIL OR LIVE FOR MATERIALISM. WORK IS A TYPE OF WORSHIP, AND I THINK TO GET THAT RIGHT IS A WONDERFUL THING. TERRY, WHAT’S NEXT? >> Terry: WELL, HE WERE YOU A DRUG-ADDICTED MODEL, AND SHE WAS AN ACTRESS HOOKED ON SEX. >> AS LONG AS YOU HAVE A BANGING-HOT BODY, YOU’RE SET. I JUST FELT LIKE SEX COULD FIX EVERYTHING. >> I WAS WILLING TO SLEEP WITH WHOEVER, I WAS WILLING TO DO ANY KIND OF DRUGS. >> Terry: WATCH WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THEIR TWO WORLDS IMPLODE, AFTER THIS. >> Pat: WELL, WELCOME BACK. YOU’RE WATCHING “THE 700 CLUB.” YOU KNOW, HOLLYWOOD HAS A SET OF VALUES THAT MAY NOT COMPORT WITH WHAT YOU LEARN IN CHURCH. FOR EXAMPLE, RENEE WAS AN ACTRESS, WITH WHAT WAS DESCRIBED AS A “BANGING-HOT BODY.” AND RENEE BELIEVED SEX WAS THE ANSWER FOR EVERYTHING. WILL WAS A HOT MODEL WHO WOULD SLEEP WITH ANYONE WHO GET WHAT HE WANTED. THE TWO WERE LIVING THEIR DREAMS ONE DAY, BUT THEN THE NEXT THEY WERE DESPERATELY MISERABLE. WATCH THIS. >> TRYING TO GET HIGH, SMOKING A LOT OF WEED. IT WAS JUST ABOUT, WILL NEEDS TO HAVE A GOOD TIME BECAUSE WILL NEEDS TO NUMB THIS PAIN. >> I WAS TOTALLY THIRSTY FOR UNCONDITIONAL LOVE. AND NO ONE WANTS ANYTHING TO DO WITH ME. I HAD NO SELF-WORTH AT ALL. >> Reporter: WILL WAS AN ADDICT WHO COULDN’T RELIEVE HIS GUILT. RENEE WAS A HOLLYWOOD CASTOFF, DESPERATE FOR SOMEONE TO LOVE. BOTH CAME TO L.A. LOOKING FOR A FRESH START. THEIR DESPERATION BROUGHT THEM TOGETHER. RENEE WAS ADOPTED AND RAISED IN A BROKEN HOME. AS THE ONLY MIDDLE EASTERN GIRL E IN SMALL-TOWN KENTUCKY, SHE NEVER FELT LIKE SHE BELONGED. >> EVERYONE WAS BLONDE, BLUE-EYED, AND THEY LOOKED LIKE LITTLE BRITNEY SPEARSES EVERYWHERE. I FELT LIKE I NEEDED TO BE BEAUTIFUL, AND I FELT LIKE I WASN’T BEAUTIFUL AT ALL. I TOLD MYSELF, AS LONG AS YOU HAVE A BANGING-HOT BODY, YOU’RE SET. IT DOESN’T MATTER IF PEOPLE LOVE YOU BECAUSE YOU CAN GET THAT VOID FILLED BY SLEEPING WITH SOMEBODY. I JUST FELT LIKE SEX COULD FIX EVERYTHING. >> Reporter: WILL WAS A DIFFERENT STORY. HE WAS A PASTOR’S SON, HAD A LOVING FAMILY, AND WAS A DEVOTED CHRISTIAN. HE STARTED PREACHING AT 16, EARNING THE ADMIRATION OF THOSE AROUND HIM. BUT BY COLLEGE, IT WAS MORE ABOUT THE ATTENTION THAN THE MESSAGE. >> MY RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD WAS REALLY DWINDLING BECAUSE I WAS STRICTLY GOING THROUGH THE MOTIONS. THE KUDOS AND THE RECOGNITION, IT FEELS GOOD. BEING ABLE TO BRAG TO MY BUDDIES, OH, YEAH, I GOT INVITED TO GO HERE. YUP, GOING OUT OF TOWN AGAIN. SORRY I CAN’T HANG OUT. >> Reporter: THEN WILL GOT A JOB THAT BOOSTED HIS EGO EVEN MORE. AS A STORE MODEL AT ABERCROMBIE & FITCH. >> EVERYBODY THERE LOVED ME. THEY LOVED THE WAY I LOOKED. LOVED THE WAY I DRESSED. LOVED THE WAY I TALKED. EVERYTHING WAS WILL IS AWESOME, AND ALL IT WAS WAS PRIDE. >> Reporter: WILL STARTED PULLING AWAY FROM HIS CHURCH AND EVENTUALLY LEFT THE MINISTRY TO WORK IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY. AS FO FOR RENEE, SHE MOVED TO HOLLYWOOD TO BECOME A HOLLY ACTRESS. SHE BOOKED GUEST SPOTS ON “UGLY BETTY,” AND EVEN RECEIVED A PERSONAL INVITATION TO THE PLAYBOY MANSION. >> I BASICALLY HAD GOTTEN EVERYTHING I EVER WANTED HANDED TO ME. BUT I STILL WASN’T HAPPY. I JUST WANTED SOME KIND OF UNCONDITIONAL LOVE. I WANTED SOMEONE WHO FOUND ME TO BE THE MOST AMAZING PERSON IN THE WORLD. >> Reporter: IT WAS THEN SHE STARTED DATING A WELL-KNOWN ACTOR AND MOVED IN WITH HIM. BUT IT WAS NOT THE FAIRY TALE SHE HAD BEEN HOPING FOR. >> HE CHEATED ON ME. HE WOULD GO DRINK AND DO DRUGS AND END UP IN THE HOSPITAL. AND THEN CALL ME FROM THE HOSPITAL AND SAY, I DROVE HIM TO DO THAT. BUT I JUST WANTED TO BE LOVED SO BAD, I DIDN’T CARE. >> Reporter: MEANWHILE, WILL SIGNED WITH AN AGENCY IN NEW YORK CITY AND WAS MODELING FOR ARMANI, BLOOMINGDALE’S, EMPORIA AND GUCCI. >>> >> I FELT LIKE I HAD ARRIVED. I LOVED THEM AND THEY LOVED ME. >> Reporter: BUT SUCCESS CAME WITH COMPROMISE, AND A GROWING SENSE OF GUILT HE COULDN’T SHAKE. >> I WAS DOING ALL OF THESE THINGS THAT WERE WRONG, GOING AGAINST EVERYTHING I WAS TALLEST. I WAS WILLING TO SLEEP WITH WHOEVER, I WAS WILLING TO DO ANY KIND OF DRUGS. AND I STILL HAD THESE MOMENTS WHERE I FELT LIKE IT WAS JUST ME AND GOD IN THE ROOM, AND HE WAS JUST, WHAT ARE YOU DOING? WHAT ARE YOU DOING, WILL? >> Reporter: WHILE WILL’S CAREER FLOURISHED, RENEE’S WAS ABOUT TO CRASH. A SEX TAPE SHE MADE WITH HER BOYFRIEND WAS LEAKED TO THE TABLOIDS, DESTROYING HER PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL LIFE. >> IT WAS MY IDEA TO MAKE THE TAPE. BUT I WAS DOING IT TO TRY TO FIX OUR RELATIONSHIP AND TRY TO HELP SOMEBODY, LIKE, LOVE ME. AND, UM, IT, LIKE, RUINED MY LIFE. I COULDN’T GET A JOB AT THIS POINT. NO GUY WANTED TO BE WITH ME AT ALL. >> Reporter: THAT IS, UNTIL SHE MET WILL. AFTER HAVING A FALLING OUT WITH A DESIGNER, WILL HEADED TO L.A. HOPING TO RESTART HIS CAREER. THE NIGHT HE ARRIVED, HE MET ANYON RENEE AT A PARTY. IT WAS A PERFECT FIT. HE NEEDED A PLACE TO STAY, AND SHE NEEDED SOMEONE TO LOVE. >> I’LL JUST PUT UP WITH THE FACT THAT HE DOES DRUGS BECAUSE WHO ELSE AM I GOING TO GET THAT LOVES ME. >> Reporter: BUT THE DRUGS WERE COSTING HIM HIS CAREER. AFTER THREE MONTHS, HE HAD NO MONEY, NO WORK, AND NO ONE TO TURN TO, ACCEPT GOD. >> I SAID, GOD, I’M DONE. I DON’T KNOW IF YOU STILL LOVE ME. I DON’T KNOW IF YOU STILL HAVE SOMETHING FOR ME. I JUST KNOW THAT I CAN’T CONTINUE DOING WHAT I’M DOING RIGHT NOW. I JUST WANTED TO BE IN CHURCH BECAUSE IT HAD BEEN YEARS SINCE I HAD REALLY BEEN IN CHURCH. I REMEMBER GOING UP TO THE ALTER AND PRAYING. AS MUCH EFFORT AND ENERGY THAT I EXERTED FOR MYSELF, THAT’S EXACTLY HOW MUCH I WANT TO GIVE BACK TO YOU. YOU’RE MY HEAVENLY FATHER. AND I’M LIKE A PRODIGAL SON. >> Reporter: GRADUALLY WILL STOPPED USING DRUGS, BUT RENEE NOTICED THAT WASN’T THE ONLY THING DIFFERENT ABOUT HIM. >> HE STARTED TO HAVE A LOT SOFTER HEART. HE STARTED TO BE KINDER WITH ME. >> Reporter: THEN HE DID SOMETHING THAT MADE RENEE’S HEART STOP. >> HE SAID, WE’RE NOT GOING TO LIVE TOGETHER ANYMORE, AND WE’RE NOT GOING TO SLEEP TOGETHER. AND I WAS, LIKE, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, N NO. NO, DUDE. IF YOU STOP SLEEPING WITH ME, YOU WILL WANT NOTHING TO DO WITH ME. TRUST ME, I KNOW. HE WAS, LIKE, LOOK, I’M GOING TO SHOW YOU WE WILL STILL DATE, WE WILL STILL BE TOGETHER, I WILL STILL BE FAITHFUL TO YOU. AND HE, LIKE, STILL CALLED ME. HE STILL, LIKE, TOOK ME OUT ON DATES. AND HE REALLY SHOWED ME WHAT TRUE, UNCONDITIONAL LOVE WAS. YOU DON’T HAVE TO SLEEP WITH SOMEBODY. YOU DON’T HAVE TO LIVE WITH THEM. YOU CAN BE FAITHFUL TO THEM. THAT WAS JUST, LIKE, A TOTAL DEPICTION OF JESUS. AND I FELT LIKE YOU REALLY SHOWED ME GOD. >> Reporter: A FEW MONTHS LATER, RENEE GAVE HER LIFE TO CHRIST. TWO YEARS LATER, SHE MARRIED WILL. IT WAS THEN SHE REALIZED THAT GOD HAD GIVEN HER THE LOVE SHE HAD ALWAYS WANTED. >> IT WAS 50-20, WHAT EVIL WAS PLANNED AGAINST ME GOD USED FOR GOOD. IT IS JUST, LIKE, REALLY COOL. BECAUSE THAT IS SOMETHING ONLY HE COULD DO. >> Reporter: IN 2015, THEY LAUNCHED “THE NIGHT SHEPHERD,” AN ORGANIZATION THAT PROVIDES LEGITIMATE RESOURCES AND PERSONAL SUPPORT TO THOSE WORKING IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY. TOGETHER THEY SHARE HOW GOD FULLY REDEEMED THEIR LIVES. >> I HAVE FOUND MY IDENTITY IN THE LORD, THAT HE MADE ME PERFECT IN EVERY FLAW AND EVERY FRECKLE, AND EVERYTHING YOU PERFECT IN HIS EYES. >> THERE IS NO ROOM FOR PRIDE AND GOD. GOD SAYS, IT IS NOT ABOUT YOUR WORKS. IT IS ABOUT WHAT I’VE DONE. IT IS NOT ABOUT YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS, BUT IT IS WHAT I HAVE SET FOR YOU. AND HIS AWESOME PLAN IS BETTER THAN ANYTHING YOU COULD EVER COME UP WITH. >> Pat: I WAS READING IN THE PSALMS TODAY, WHERE THE PSALMIST WAS SAYING, WHO DO I HAVE IN HEAVEN BUT YOU? AND WHAT IS THERE ON EARTH THAT I DESIRE? WHAT DO I DESIRE BESIDES YOU? YOU ARE THE DESIRE OF OUR HEARTS. WE HAVE NOTHING IN HEAVEN BUT GOD. WE HAVE NOTHING ON EARTH EXCEPT HIM. HE IS THE FULFILLMENT OF ALL OF OUR DESIRES. AND EVERY ONE OF US WANTS LOVE. WE WANT ACCEPTANCE. WE WANT FULFILLMENT. WE WANT ALL OF THIS STUFF. AND IT ALL COMES WITH A RELATIONSHIP WITH THE GOD WHO MADE US. I HAVE NOTHING IN HEAVEN BUT YOU. NO HOPE, ACCEPT EXCEP EXCEPT IN YOU. WHO DO I HAVE BUT YOU? GOD IS THE ONE WHO MADE EVERYTHING. HE HAS ULTIMATE WISDOM. HE HAS ULTIMATE LOVE. HE HAS ULTIMATE COMPASSION. HE HAS ULTIMATE JOY, JOY UNSPEAKABLE AND FULL OF GLORY. THAT’S WHAT HE HAS. AND THERE IS NOTHING WE CAN DESIRE ON EARTH THAT WILL MATCH IT. YOU CAN SAY, WELL, I WANT UNLIMITED SEX. YEAH, SURE. AND THEN YOU GET BURNED OUT. OR I WANT DRUGS. OR I WANT PARTIES. I WANT MONEY. WHATEVER IT IS, IT WILL ALL BECOME ASHES IN YOUR MOUTH. THE ONLY THING THAT WILL SATISFY, BOTH HERE ON EARTH AND IN HEAVEN, IS GOD HIMSELF. AND HE OFFERS YOU THAT IN JESUS. HE SAYS, I AM. I AM. AND WHOEVER COMES TO ME, I WILL IN NO WAY CAST OUT. SO IF YOU WANT HIM RIGHT NOW TODAY, DON’T TOUCH THAT DIAL. I WANT YOU TO BOW YOUR HEAD AND PRAY WITH ME RIGHT AT THIS MOMENT. WATCH THE ADVENTURE THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE. PRAY WITH ME. LORD JESUS — THAT’S RIGHT, PRAY THIS PRAYER. LORD JESUS CHRIST, I’VE TRIED MANY THINGS ON EARTH, AND I’M NOT SATISFIED. I WANT YOU, LORD, BECAUSE I REALIZE THAT YOU ARE THE ULTIMATE FULFILLMENT OF ALL MY HOPES AND DESIRES. SO, LORD, PLEASE COME INTO MY HEART. TAKE OVER MY LIFE. FORGIVE MY SIN. AND MAKE ME THE PERSON YOU WANT ME TO BE. FROM THIS MOMENT ON, I’M YOURS. AND I THANK YOU, LORD, THAT YOU’VE HEARD MY PRAYER. AND THANK YOU THAT YOU’VE COME INTO MY HEART. I WANT TO PRAY FOR YOU RIGHT NOW. FATHER, FOR EVERYONE WHO PRAYED THAT PRAYER WITH ME, LET THE POWER OF GOD TOUCH THEM FROM THIS MOMENT ON. FULFILL THEM IN JESUS’ NAME. AMEN. IF YOU PRAYED WITH ME, I WANT TO GIVE YOU SOMETHING. IT IS A LITTLE BOOKLET, PAMPHLET, AND IT’S CALLED “A FEW DAY.” THERE ARE 73 MINUTES OF VERY IMPORTANT TEACHING ABOUT WHAT YOU JUST DID, WITH THE SCRIPTURES INVOLVED. I’LL GIVE THIS TO YOU IF YOU PRAYED WITH ME. CALL IN AND SAY, I PRAYED WITH PAT, I PRAYED WITH THAT GUY ON TV, AND I’VE JUST GIVEN MY HEART TO THE LORD. 1-800-700-7000. TOLL-FREE. NO MONEY INVOLVED. ALL FOR FREE. TERRY? >> Terry: COMING UP LATER, JAMES MCADOO SHARES A SIDE OF THE GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS YOU MAY NOT HEAR ABOUT. >> ON THIS TEAM, WE GO BEFORE THE LORD, AND WE’RE JUST THANKFUL. >> Terry: AND THIS WARRIOR ALSO REVEALS HIS MOST HUMILIATING MOMENT. THAT’S ON TODAY’S “THE 700 CLUB.” >> Wendy: AND WELCOME BACK TO “THE 700 CLUB.” EIGHT AID WORKERS WITH THE CHRISTIAN GROUP “SAMARITAN’S PURSE” HAVE BEEN KIDNAPPED IN SOUTH SUDAN. REBELS ABDUCTED THE LOCAL WORKERS FROM A VILLAGE NORTHEAST OF THE CAPITAL CITY. A MILITARY OFFICIAL SAYS THE KIDNAPPERS ARE DEMANDING FOOD AS RANSOM. THE UNITED NATIONS RECENTLY DECLARED FAMINE CONDITIONS IN SEVERAL CITIES IN SOUTH SUDAN, INCLUDING WHERE THE KIDNAPPING HAPPENED. >> “COMPASSION INTERNATIONAL” IS CLOSING ITS DOORS IN INDIA FOR THE FIRST TIME IN DECADES. “COMPASSION” FOCUSES ON CARING FOR INDIA’S POOREST CHILDREN AND IS LEAVING BEHIND 48 YEARS OF MINISTRY. THE CHARITY EXHAUSTED EVERY EFFORT TO STAY AFTER THE INDIAN GOVERNMENT DENIED THE GROUP THE ABILITY TO TRANSFER FUNDS INTO THE COUNTRY. THE HINDU NATIONALIST GOVERNMENT IS TRYING TO STOP THE CONVERSIONS OF HINDUS TO CHRISTIANITY. THE “NEW YORK TIMES” REPORTS THAT “COMPASSION” EXECUTIVES HAVE STRONGLY DENIED THEY’RE FUNDING RELIGIOUS CONVERSIONS. >> YOU CAN ALWAYS GET THE LATEST NEWS BY GOING TO cbnnews.com. PAT AND TERRY ARE BACK WITH MORE OF “THE 700 CLUB” RIGHT AFTER THIS. >> Terry: IMAGINE BEING A TEENAGER AND KNOWING THAT YOU’RE GOING BLIND, OR BEING THAT TEEN’S PARENTS AND JUST NOT HAVING THE MONEY FOR THE SURGERY THAT COULD SAVE YOUR SON’S SIGHT? THAT’S EXACTLY THE CRISIS FACING THIS YOUNG MAN AND HIS FAMILY IN SOUTHERN INDIA. >> Reporter: 13 AKA DREAMS OF BECOMING A DOCTOR, BUT FULFILLING THAT DREAM BECAME LESS LIKELY EVERY DAY. A CATARACT WAS CAUSING HIM TO GO BLIND IN HIS LEFT EYE. >> I AM UNABLE TO SEE WHAT THE TEACHER WRITES ON THE BOARD. SOMETIMES MY CLASSMATES TEASE ME AND CALL MY THE BLIND ONE. IT HURTS ME SO MUCH. >> Reporter: HIS PARENTS CAN’T PAY FOR CATARACT SURGERY. SURGERY. BOTH THEIR INCOMES CAN BARELY FEED THEIR FIVE CHILDREN. >> WHEN WE TOOK HIM TO THE HOSPITAL, WE FOUND OUT THAT WE DIDN’T EVEN HAVE ENOUGH MONEY TO PAY FOR A CHECKUP. WE DIDN’T KNOW WHAT TO DO. >> Reporter: BUT THEN CBN HEARD ABOUT AKA AND IMMEDIATELY GAVE HIM A FREE CATARACT SURGERY. >> WHEN THE BANDAGE WAS REMOVED, I WAS VERY HAPPY. I COULD SEE CLEARLY. >> Reporter: HIS IMPROVED EYESIGHT IMPROVED HIS CONFIDENCE AT HOME AND AT SCHOOL. >> I AM NOW HAPPY I CAN HELP MY MOM DO THINGS AROUND THE HOUSE AND DOING CHORES, LIKE GOING TO THE STORE AND BRINGING HOME THE GROCERIES. AND AT SCHOOL, I’M ABLE TO SEE THE LETTERS ON THE BLACK BOARD AND STUDY THEM. AND NOW EVERYBODY IN CLASS LIKES ME AND I’M MAKING LOTS OF FRIENDS. I’M SO THANKFUL THAT CBN SPONSORED MY CATARACT SURGERY. BECAUSE OF YOU, I’M CONFIDENT THAT I CAN BECOME A DOCTOR. >> Terry: YOU KNOW, CHILDREN CAN BE VERY, VERY CRUEL. BUT, ALSO, WHEN YOU CAN’T SEE THE BOARD, WHEN YOU CAN’T READ THINGS IN SCHOOL, IT TAKES AWAY YOUR LOVE OF LEARNING. NOT JUST THAT, IF THIS BOY HAD LOST HIS EYESIGHT, HE WOULD HAVE LOST ANY HOPE OF A FUTURE OF ANY SIGNIFICANCE. “700 CLUB” MEMBERS, WE SAY THANK YOU TO YOU. BECAUSE OF YOUR FAITHFULNESS, YOUR GENEROSITY, YOUR KINDNESS, YOUR WILLINGNESS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE, YOU ARE TOUCHING AND CHANGING LIVES LIKE THIS AROUND THE WORLD EVERY SINGLE DAY. ON BEHALF OF AKA AND HIS FAMILY, WE SAY THANK YOU. IF YOU’RE NOT A “700 CLUB” MEMBER, YOU’RE MISSING OUT ON A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO BE A WORLD-CHANGER. 65 CENTS A DAY, $20 A MONTH MAKES YOU A “700 CLUB” MEMBER. HOW DO YOU JOIN? YOU GO TO OUR TOLL-FREE NUMBER, 1-800-700-7000, AND JUST SAY, I WANT TO JOIN “THE 700 CLUB.” AND YOU CAN ALSO DO IT BY LOGGING ON TO cbn.com. CBN.COM.OUR WAY OF SAYING THANK YOU FOR CARING ABOUT OTHERS IS TO SEND YOU THE LATEST D.V.D. THAT PAT HAS DONE CALLED “THE SECRET KINGDOM.” THIS HAS HIS NATIONAL BEST-SELLER ON D.V.D. ALONG WITH GORDON’S TEACHING OF “THE LAW OF EXPECTATION.” IT IS ALL ABOUT GOD’S PRIORITIES IN THE WORLD, HIS SYSTEMS IN THE WORLD AROUND US, AND SHOULDN’T WE BE LIVING WITHIN THE BLESSING OF THAT? WE WANT YOU TO HAVE THAT. IT’S YOURS WHEN YOU JOIN “THE 700 CLUB.” >>> WELL, WE’LL BE BACK IN JUST A MOMENT. THE NBA ROOKIE WHO WENT FROM BEING CUT BY HIS TEAM TO HELPING HIM CUT DOWN THE NETS. THE UNLIKELY JOURNEY OF GOLDEN STATE WARRIOR JAMES MCADOO. >>> PLUS, BURNETTA SAYS, “I’VE BEEN A CHRISTIAN FOR 36 YEARS, BUT I’M JUST LEARNING ABOUT THE POWER WE RECEIVE WHEN WE’RE BORN AGAIN, THE SAME POWER THE HOLY SPIRIT HAS. WHY DON’T I SEEM TO HAVE THIS POWER?” STAY TUNED BECAUSE PAT IS GOING TO ANSWER THAT QUESTION AND MORE WHEN WE “BRING IT ON”. >> Pat: TURNING NOW TO SPORTS, THE GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS ARE FIGHTING FOR THE BEST RECORD IN THE NBA. AND THEY’RE MAKING A FULL-COURT PRESS FOR THEIR THIRD STRAIGHT TRIP TO THE NBA FINALS. SPORTS REPORTER SEAN BROWN SAT DOWN WITH JAMES MCADOO TO TALK ABOUT HIS UNORTHODOX RISE TO THIS WINNING FRANCHISE. * [APPLAUSE] [CHEERING] >> Reporter: FOR THE THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR, THE GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS HAVE BECOME THE THE TEAM TO BEAT IN THE NBA. AND JAMES MCADOO SAYS A BIG REASON IS BECAUSE OF THE WAY THE TEAM GELS OUTSIDE OF BASKETBALL. >> GOING INTO THIS YEAR AND HAVING THE SUCCESS WE HAVE HAD THIS YEAR, I CAN SAY IT IS BECAUSE OF OUR SUPPORT. WE’RE LIKE BROTHERS. IT TRANSLATES ON THE COURT. AND, LIKE YOU SAID, WE ARE SUCH A CLOSE KNIT OF BELIEVERS ON THIS TEAM. I’VE BEEN ABLE TO START A BIBLE STUDY ON THIS TEAM. WHEN WE’RE ON THE ROAD, WE STAY TOGETHER. WE GO BEFORE THE LORD AND WE’RE JUST THANKFUL BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT THIS OPPORTUNITY THAT WE HAVE, IT IS NOT SOMETHING THAT COMES ALONG EVERY DAY. >> Reporter: JAMES BECAME A CHRISTIAN AT AN EARLY AGE. THOUGH HE CAME FROM A LONG LINE OF GREAT BASKETBALL PLAYERS, HE SAID HE DIDN’T WANT HIS IDENTITY TO COME SOLE FROSOLELY FROM BASKETBALL. >> THE BIGGEST THING FOR ME IS TO KNOW, NO MATTER WHAT, MY FAITH IN GOD IS HOW I WANT TO BE IDENTIFIED. >> Reporter: AFTER HE GRADUATED FROM HIGH SCHOOL IN VIRGINIA, E WEN, HE WENT ON WITH DREAMS OF LEADING HIS TEAM TO THE FINAL FOUR AND GOING INTO THE NBA. BUT HE DECIDED TO CUT HIS COLLEGE CAREER SHORT AFTER HIS JUNIOR YEAR. >> YOU PLAY THREE SEASONS AND YOU DIED I’M GOING TO FOREGO MY SENIOR YEAR AND ENTER THE NBA DRAFT. BUT THEN YOU’RE NOT DRAFTED. HOW DID THAT AFFECT YOU? >> IT WAS TOUGH. I CAN TELL YOU, WHEN I LOOK BACK, LEAVING AFTER MY JUNIOR YEAR WAS A PRETTY SEL SELFISH. AFTER I DIDN’T GET DRAFTED, I CAN TELL YOU I WASN’T SURPRISED. >> Reporter: MAYBE NOT SURPRISED, BUT HE WAS DISAPPOINTED AND EMBARRASSED. >> IT ALL CAME OUT ON ESPN. I WENT UNDRAFTED, THIS TOP RECRUIT COMING OUT. >> Reporter: JUST AFTER THE DRAFT, WHILE AT HOME IN NORFOLK, JAMES RECEIVED A CALL FROM HIS AGENT. >> I GET A PHONE CALL FROM MY AGENT, AND HE SAID, OBVIOUSLY, IT IS NOT GOING. BUT WE HAVE OPPORTUNITIES ON THE TABLE. THERE IS SOME RELIEF. I’M, LIKE, OKAY, THIS IS WHAT IT IS GOING TO LOOK LIKE. I WOULD O HAVE TO G TO GO TO SUMMER LEAGUE AND PERFORM WELL ENOUGH. >> Reporter: AFTER SHOWING OFF HIS SKILL IN THE SUMMER LEAGUE, HE GOT AN INVITE TO ATTEND THE GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS’ TRY OUTS. BUT IF HE DIDN’T MAKE IT, HE WOULD BE SENT DOWN TO THE MINORS. FOR A LOT, THAT IS THE END OF THE ROAD. >> IT IS A TOUGH LIFESTYLE. >> Reporter: WHILE IN TRAINING CAMP, JAMES BEGAN TO SEEK GOD IN PRAYER. >> I’M GOING THROUGH TRAINING CAMP, AND I’M PRAYING THE HARDEST I’VE EVER PRAYED IN MY LIFE. I’M ASKING GOD, GOD, PLEASE LET ME MAKE THIS TEAM. I’VE ALREADY EXPERIENCED FAILURE ONCE WITH THE DRAFT. IT COMES DOWN TO THE FINAL DAY OF CUTS, AND I GET THAT CALL. MY AGENT IS, LIKE, YOU KNOW WHAT, I’M GOING TO RELEASE YOU. TALK ABOUT HEARTBREAK AGAIN. NOW I’VE GOT TO GO DOWN TO THE “D” LEAGUE. >> Reporter: BUT HE WASN’T THERE FOR LONG WHEN HE GOT A CALL FROM HIS AGENT. THE WARRIORS WERE GIVING HIM ANOTHER SHOT. >> MY AGENT CALLED ME AND SAID, THEY’RE GOING TO CALL YOU UP. >> Reporter: JAMES COMPLETED BOTH 10-DAY CONTRACTS AND WAS CALLED UP TO THE WARRIORS JUST IN TIME TO JOIN THEIR PLAYOFF RUN TOWARDS WINNING THE 2015 NBA CHAMPIONSHIP. >>> WHAT WAS GOD SAYING TO YOU? >> HONESTLY, ONE OF THOSE THINGS WHERE GOD JUST TELLS ME, YOU KNOW, LIKE, I GOT YOU. DON’T WORRY. >> Reporter: TODAY AS THE WARRIORS FIGHT TOWARDS ANOTHER NBA TITLE, JAMES SAYS EVEN WITH ALL HIS SUCCESS, DON’T GET IT TWISTED. HE IS PLAYING FOR THE LORD. >> I CAN TELL YOU MONEY DOESN’T MAKE YOU HAPPY. FAME DOESN’T MAKE YOU HAPPY. NOTHING IN HIS WORLD CAN MAKE YOU HAPPY. I CAN LOSE EVERYTHING TODAY, AND I WILL SAY THANK YOU TO MY LORD JESUS CHRIST. EVERY DAY, IT IS A TOUGH THING TO DO, TO BE SOLD OUT TO THE LORD, BUT IT IS WORTH IT. I PROMISE YOU, IT IS WORTH IT. >> Pat: IT IS WORTH IT. WHAT A TESTIMONY. WE JUST MENTIONED EARLIER THAT NOTHING CAN SATISFY. AND HE TESTIFIES ABOUT THAT. GOD BLESS HIM. >> Terry: I THINK OF THE SCRIPTURE THAT SAYS, GOD DISCIPLINES THE ONES THAT HE LOVES. TO SHOW HIM THAT IT IS ALL EMPTY WITHOUT HIM WAS SUCH A GIFT. >> Pat: HE LEARNED IT ALL. THAT IS THE MOST VALUABLE — I CAN LOSE EVERYTHING AND STILL HAVE THE LORD. >>> ALL RIGHT, WE HAVE SOME QUESTIONS. >> Terry: THIS IS BERNETTA, WHO SAYS, “I’VE BEEN A CHRISTIAN FOR 36 YEARS, BUT I’M JUST LEARNING ABOUT THE POWER WE RECEIVE WHEN WE’RE BORN AGAIN, THE SAME POWER THE HOLY SPIRIT HAS. WHY DON’T I SEEM TO HAVE THIS POWER TO HEAL, REBUKE SPIRITS, AND EVEN FOR HEALING MYSELF. I’VE HAD THE FAITH OF A MUSTARD SEED, FOR SURE, BUT I HAVE YET TO SEE THIS POWER. WHAT HAVE I DONE WRONG?” >> Pat: I DON’T KNOW IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED THE BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. REMEMBER, JESUS TOLD HIS DISCIPLES, YOU WAIT IN JERUSALEM UNTIL YOU GET POWER FROM ON HIGH. WHEN THAT THING COMES, THEN YOU CAN BE MY WITNESSES THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. THE ANOINTING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT HAS GOT TO COME. I DON’T KNOW WHAT YOUR EXPERIENCES ARE, SO THAT’S FIRST. AND, SECONDLY, YOU NEED TO THEN ACCEPT WHAT YOU HAVE AND BEGIN TO EXERCISE. YOU SEE SOMEBODY SICK, AND YOU SPEAK THE WORD. YOU NOW HAVE THE VOICE OF JESUS. YOU SAID IT. YOU SPEAK UNDER THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. AND THAT WORD HAS THE POWER THAT GOD HAD AT THE DAY OF CREATION. MIRACLES BEGIN TO TAKE PLACE. ALL RIGHT. >> Terry: SHARON SAYS, “I OFTEN HEAR THAT GOD HAS A PLAN FOR OUR LIVES, BUT HOW DOES THAT APPLY TO MOST PEOPLE, SUCH AS PEOPLE WHO ARE LIVING IN REFUGEE CAMPS, PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN OPPRESSIVE SOCIETIES, LIKE NORTH KOREA, MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN KILLED BY EARTHQUAKES, FAMINES, FLOODS, DROUGHTS, ETC. IT SEEMS LIKE MOST PEOPLE WHO HAVE LIVED OR WHO ARE LIVING ARE NOT IMPORTANT TO GOD. WHAT’S GOD’S PLAN FOR THEIR LIVES?” >> Pat: I CAPITOL TELL CAN’T TELL YOU WHAT THE PLAN IS. LIKE IT OR NOT, HE DOES PLAY FAVORITES. YOU KNOW, JACOB, HAVE I LOVED? AND ESAU, HAVE I HATED? HE PICKED OUT TWO BROTHERS, AND ONE WAS LOOKING TOWARDS HIM AND THE OTHER WASN’T. HE LOOKS AFTER HIS PEOPLE AND THOSE WHO SERVE HIM. YOU’RE ASKING A QUESTION I REALLY DON’T KNOW THE ANSWER TO. I’D LOVE TO SAY I’VE GOT ALL WISDOM, BUT I DON’T. I HAVE THE WISDOM OF THE LORD AND THE HOLY SPIRIT AND THE BIBLE, BUT IN TERMS OF ALL OF THE MILLIONS OF PEOPLE ON THIS EARTH — GOD CARES ABOUT THEM. YOU READ IN THE BIBLE ABOUT RELEASING PEOPLE FROM PRISON, THOSE WHO ARE SUFFERING IN PRISON, THOSE HOOWHO HAVE BEEN THE VICTIMS OF FAMINE AND EARTHQUAKES, HE HEARS THEIR CRY AND HE IS A COMPASSION AND LOVING GOD. BUT AT THE SAME TIME, THEY HAVE TO TURN TO HIM. IF THEY’RE SERVING DEMONS, THE DEVIL, THEY HAVE PROBLEMS. THERE ARE CURSES THAT COME ABOUT BECAUSE OF WHAT PEOPLE DO. THERE ARE EVIL LEADERS WHO DESTROY NATIONS. YOU LOOK AT HITLER AND STALIN AND THOSE PEOPLE. BUT SOMEHOW THE PEOPLE ALLOW THAT TO HAPPEN. BUT YOUR QUESTION IS BEYOND THE SCOPE OF THIS PROGRAM, FRANKLY. ALL RIGHT. >> Terry: THIS IS BETH WHO SAYS, “HELLO, PAT. NOT ONE SINGLE PERSON FROM MY CHURCH FAMILY CAME TO MY MOTHER’S VISITATION TO PAY THEIR RESPECTS. NOT EVEN MY MINISTER. IS IT WRONG FOR ME TO HAVE HURT FEELINGS. IT WAS ON A SATURDAY, AND I THOUGHT IT WOULD HAVE BEEN A NICE WAY TO WITNESS TO MY HUSBAND, WHO HASN’T GONE TO CHURCH FOR A WHILE NOW.” >> Pat: I’M SHOCKED AT WHAT YOU JUST SAID. IF YOU’RE A MEMBER OF A CHURCH AND THERE IS A FUNERAL, IT IS JUST APPALLING THAT THE PASTOR DIDN’T DO HIS JOB. YOU KNOW, REMEMBER THERE ARE FALLIBLE HUMAN BEINGS. GOD LOVES YOU AND LOVES THE SITUATION. BURT IN A SITUATIOBUT IN A SITUATION LIKE THAT, A CHURCH IS SOMETHING YOU CAN WITHDRAW YOUR ALLEGIANCE AND MAKE IT SOME PLACE ELSE. THAT CHURCH DOES NOT SOUND LIKE THEY’VE GOT THEIR ACT TOGETHER. I DON’T KNOW WHAT ELSE TO SAY. >> Terry: ANN SAYS, “THE BIBLE SAYS GOD IS NOT A RESPECTER OF PERSONS. SO DOES THIS MEAN WE ARE TO TREAT EVERYONE WITH THE SAME RESPECT. IS IT FAIR TO SAY AT WORK WE SHOULD NOT RESPECT THE COMPANY BOSS MORE THAN THE CUSTODIAN THAT CLEANS THE OFFICE?” >> Pat: I THINK YOU’RE CONFUSED IN THAT. YOU GIVE HONOR TO WHOM HONOR IS DO. TRIBUTE TO WHOM TRIBUTE IS DO. YOU RESPECT YOUR PRESIDENT. YOU RESPECT YOUR LEADERS. YOU RESPECT YOUR GOVERNORS. YOU RESPECT THE ELDERS IN YOUR CHURCH. YOU KNOW, SO THE IDEA THAT YOU TREAT THEM ALL THE SAME, THAT’S FALSE. BUT, AGAIN, I’M RUNNING OUT OF TIME. AND THESE QUESTIONS ARE VERY GOOD BUT VERY DETAILED. >>> WE LEAVE YOU WITH TODAY’S POWER MINUTE FROM LAMENTATIONS: “THE LORD IS GOOD TO THOSE WHO WAIT FOR HIM, TO THE SOUL WHO SEEKS HIM.” FOR TERRY AND ALL OF US, THIS IS PAT ROBERTSON. THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US. AND LORD WILLING, WE’LL BE BACK TOMORROW ON “THE 700 CLUB.” SEE YOU THEN. BYE-BYE.

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