The 700 Club: October 28, 2009

It’s Skinny Wednesday! See how Roger Troy Wilson lost hundreds of pounds with a delicious diet plan. Also, CBN News reports on ACORN’s tarnished image.


UnderWing Transcripts PO Box 16282 Clearwater, Florida 33766 540 455-2333 / UnderWing@underwingtranscripts.com ________________________________________ The 700 Club Daily Broadcast Wednesday, October 28, 2009 PAT ROBERTSON: Welcome to The 700 Club. Amidst all of the flurry of healthcare reform, today is Skinny Wednesday. And we’ve got something more practical: how you can lose weight. You’re going to meet a man who once weighed 425 pounds. And in two years, Roger Troy Wilson lost a total of 230 pounds. The best part: he has kept it off for 19 years. Look at that slim man. KRISTI WATTS: Isn’t that incredible? PAT ROBERTSON: Yes. He’s got a secret. KRISTI WATTS: But you what else, Pat? PAT ROBERTSON: What’s that? KRISTI WATTS: Not only did he keep it off for 19 years, however, he also did it by eating hamburgers, chili and lasagna. PAT ROBERTSON: I don’t believe any of that. You’re going to be cooking with him today. KRISTI WATTS: He did. And his version of lasagna is a little bit different from mine, but it’s still going to be good. We’ll tell you about it. PAT ROBERTSON: Yes. Well, that’s great. Well, first, governor’s elections in Virginia and New Jersey next Tuesday could be an indicator of President Obama’s approval in the nation and of the outlook for the Republicans in congressional races next year. Here is White House correspondent David Brody with that story. GOV Announcer: The President of the United States, Barack Obama! DAVID BRODY: In front of several thousand people at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, President Obama is trying to play “Rescuer-in-Chief.” The Democrat running for governor in Virginia, Creigh Deeds, is trailing Republican Bob McDonnell by double digits with less than a week to go before Election Day. President Barack Obama: I don't believe in giving up. DAVID BRODY: But it may be too little too late. A Washington Post poll shows McDonnell leading Deeds 55-44. Deeds has run a mostly negative campaign as he tried for a while to concentrate on a socially conservative thesis paper that McDonnell wrote 20 years ago. It didn't work. Meanwhile, McDonnell has stayed focused on the issues, specifically the economy. GRAPHIC: YOUTUBE.COM Bob McDonnell: Virginia's governor needs to make the top priority creating jobs and opportunities for Virginians. DAVID BRODY: The other problem for Deeds may be internal. The Washington Post reports that White House officials are frustrated with Deeds and are blaming him for not enlisting the President's help earlier. It has left the President in a position to lay the groundwork for a potential loss. President Barack Obama: Let's just be straight here. Let's be honest. This is going to be a tough race. We've got a tough economy, and even if it wasn't a tough economy, it's always tough in Virginia. DAVID BRODY: It's not an exact science as to whether the potential loss in Virginia is really a reflection on the President, because that Washington Post poll also shows that seven out of ten voters say their views of Obama will not be a factor in who they choose for governor. However, political analysts say a loss in Virginia could indeed signal an emerging, slow shift in the electorate which could spell trouble for Democrats in mid-term elections next year. President Barack Obama: Support the guy who is fighting for you! DAVID BRODY: Meanwhile, in the New Jersey governor's race, the President has been stumping for Democrat Jon Corzine. An appearance last week by the President has not translated into better poll numbers for Corzine. As a matter of fact, the Republican challenger Chris Christie is slightly ahead in some polls, but the race may still be too close to call. Money is a huge factor. Corzine is outspending Christie three to one and has used 22 million dollars of his own money to get re-elected, but it may not be enough. David Brody, CBN News, Washington. PAT ROBERTSON: It’s very interesting, but in the time when the Congress switched from Democrat to Republican was the time when Virginia led the way. The Virginia governorship shift, and then the nation shifted. So we’ve got a congressional election coming up next year. And will Virginia and New Jersey, will they be bellwethers for this election? And there are many people that think they are, and there are many who think the President is very unpopular. He used to be quite popular, but now all these things he’s doing have turned off a number of voters. He doesn’t have the coattails he used to have, and I’m not sure in Virginia he has any. But they’re scrambling to get the blame out as fast as they can, so they say, “It’s not my fault,” or “It’s your fault,” or somebody else’s fault. And it will be interesting. But in any event, at the present time, Republican Bob McDonnell, from what we understand, has about twice as much money left in his campaign coffer as Creigh Deeds, although they are both fairly well funded. But it’s going to be interesting. In New Jersey it’s a different matter. The Republican challenger just hasn’t come out about the gut level tax issues that the people were concerned about. He hasn’t been speaking as forcefully as some people had hoped. And so he’s being criticized by people like the Wall Street Journal for not being bold enough. But we’ll see. He’s still very, very close. So this is, in my opinion, going to be a referendum on the President. And he doesn’t want that to happen, but it’s going to happen anyhow. Well, Lee Webb has the rest of our top stories from the CBN Newsroom. OBAMA SIGNS HATE CRIMES LEE WEBB: Pat, President Obama signs the Hate Crimes Bill into law today. The measure makes it a federal crime to commit a violent act against lesbians, gays and transgendered people. Critics, including many pastors, fear the new laws, though, will only limit freedom of speech and religion. The President is expected to host gay rights activists at a special after he signs the bill into law. Pat. PAT ROBERTSON: There is a law—what about a law that says it’s a federal crime to attack somebody because of his religious beliefs? Not a chance. But what’s going to happen if somebody preaches a sermon? Homosexuality is a sin. Here is what the Bible says. Here is chapter and verse. And all of a sudden somebody leaves that congregation and goes out and beats up on somebody who is homosexual. Does that kick back on the pastor? Is he now guilty of a hate crime? That’s the case that’s going to be made, believe me. And so this will be a law to muzzle speech and create a climate of fear on those who would speak out against this issue in terms of what the Bible says. The Bible will not matter anymore. It’s a question of what does the hate crimes law say. And this all goes back to Matthew Shepherd, who was one man who was beat up by a group and killed. And on the strength of him, he’s become the cause celeb for all of the hate against gays. And I don’t think there’s that much. At least, I hope there isn’t. We shouldn’t be a nation that hates people, regardless of what they do. But to have the big stick of the government coming after you is not a pleasant experience. Well, here is Lee Webb with more. CAP AND TRADE BILL LEE WEBB: Pat, top administration officials made their case for aggressive action on climate change. They’re urging Congress to pass the “cap and trade” bill. It is the first of three Senate hearings on a bill that would cut greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent. Democrats say the bill will raise energy prices, but also create jobs. It’s similar to a bill that already passed in the House. It would cap greenhouse gas emissions from power plants and industrial facilities. But Republicans say the so-called cap-and-trade approach is nothing more than a massive energy tax. SMART POWER GRID LEE WEBB: The President is making a pitch for renewable energy. He toured a field of solar energy panels in southwest Florida and announced 3.4 billion dollars in spending to help modernize the nation’s power grid. He’s hoping to bring America’s power transmission system into the digital age. The project includes installing smart electric meters in homes and adding thousands of digital transformers and grid sensors. BARY BACK IN OHIO LEE WEBB: Rifqa Bary is back in Ohio after spending three months in Florida. The 17-year-old ran away in fear of being killed by her parents for converting from Islam to Christianity. Rifqa will be in foster care in Ohio while the legal battle plays out. An Ohio judge has ordered her telephone and Internet use to be supervised. FAST FOOD CALORIES LEE WEBB: People tend to eat fewer calories when nutritional information is posted on menu boards. A study by the New York City Health Department found that people bought 106 few calories at lunch than those who didn’t see or use the calorie information. USA Today reports researchers also found the overall calories purchased have fallen at nine restaurant chains over the last two years, mainly at McDonald’s, KFC and Starbucks. OBESITY AND AMBULANCES LEE WEBB: Ambulance companies may start charging extra for transporting obese patients. The American Ambulance Association says patients who weigh more than 350 pounds cost about two and a half times more than normal weight patients. They say it takes more time, extra crew members and special equipment. Critics say the higher fees are a form of discrimination, but ambulance companies say it’s time for insurance providers, Medicaid and Medicare or patients themselves to pay for the added costs. CEREAL LORIE JOHNSON: LEE WEBB: Some scientists have speculated that the current generation of children will be the first to die earlier than their parents did. They say young people are simply too fat and don’t get enough exercise. As Lorie Johnson tell us, breakfast cereals and the way they’re marketed could be part of the problem. LORIE JOHNSON: Most American preschoolers watch 642 cereal commercials a year. They’re mostly ads for the cereals with the worst health ratings: 85 percent more sugar, 65 percent less fiber and 60 percent more sodium than cereals marketed to adults. The worst contain up to 44 percent sugar, this according to a new Yale University study. Kelly Brownell (Study Author): If one looks at the rank order list of the worst nutrition cereals, it's stunning how the worst cereals are marketed so aggressively to children. LORIE JOHNSON: Kids also often visit cereal Web sites with alluring cartoons, games and music all centering around the cereal, which kids wants, so parents buy, leading to childhood obesity, say critics. A number of cereals dubbed unhealthy in the study have “better for you” labels, a marketing strategy that stems from cereal companies meeting new, healthier, self-imposed regulations. An example of the cereal industry policing itself is the reduction of sugar from 3.5 to three teaspoons per serving. Technically, it can be called reduced sugar, but health experts say it’s still about three times too much. Nevertheless, cereal companies defend their products. Elaine Kolish (Cereal Maker Spokeswoman): Well, I don't know how they came to their conclusion that they are the least nutritional products, because children's cereals that are advertised in our program are low in calories. They're chock full of vitamins and nutrients. LORIE JOHNSON: So while the cereal makers stand by their products, critics say it's candy disguised as breakfast. Lorie Johnson, CBN News. LEE WEBB: Pat, I don’t doubt this study, but these kinds of cereals have been around for years and years. They were marketed that way back in the ‘50s and ‘60s, when I was growing up. PAT ROBERTSON: Well, in the old days, it used to be Corn Flakes. But now they have added so much sugar to these breakfast cereals. There are several. What do you do for your . . . . KRISTI WATTS: Well, to be honest with you, my son doesn’t eat this. But I was thinking about when I was little. My favorite day was Saturday, because we’d get up with that special bowl of cereal and sit and watch cartoons, you know, the Road Runner? PAT ROBERTSON: Yes. Yes. KRISTI WATTS: For hours. However, Mom didn’t let us eat that cereal six days of the week. We had the one special day, and that was Saturday. And I think that’s the difference. Maybe? Possibly? PAT ROBERTSON: Well, I’m a great fan of oatmeal. I eat oatmeal. I also eat oat bran. A lot of people don’t like oat bran, but it’s very, very good for you. And there are some other cereals that don’t have any sugar. You can read the labels. KRISTI WATTS: Yes. And I think it’s just training your kid, too. The power of no for parent—so your kid cries in the store. And? Get over it. Get up and get back in the basket. Come on, let’s keep moving. PAT ROBERTSON: Get back in the basket. Get back in. KRISTI WATTS: It’s true. PAT ROBERTSON: All right. We’re going to let Kristi have a course in parenting as well. But you can’t let the children eat that garbage. If it’s 40 percent to 50 percent sugar, that’s horrible. Read the labels. You go in the store, and you can read the labels. There are a few that—I used to like the shredded wheat. It doesn’t taste all that good, but nevertheless, it is . . . . KRISTI WATTS: Because it kind of tastes like hay. PAT ROBERTSON: It sort of tastes like hay. KRISTI WATTS: Not that I’ve had hay. PAT ROBERTSON: If you’re a horse, you’ll love it. But nevertheless, it’s good for you. And they have those little squares that are made out of that stuff. And you could put some milk on it and put some Sweet and Low or something on it. It tastes pretty good. But it’s terrible. Ladies and gentlemen, you’ve got to look after your children. They will die ahead of you. That is a shocking stat. All right. KRISTI WATTS: And it’s okay to say no. PAT ROBERTSON: It is okay. KRISTI WATTS: It’s okay to say no. PAT ROBERTSON: And listen to them scream even if the other shoppers aren’t happy. KRISTI WATTS: Well, just do what I always do. “Scream again, I’m going to give you something to really scream about.” Up next—my poor son. We’re going to switch gears. All right, let me bring it back. Up next, the 29th birthday of ACORN. But there’s nothing happy about it. Woman: Some of the actions that you all caught on those videotapes by workers, it made my stomach turn over. It just made you sick. KRISTI WATTS: So will ACORN survive another birthday? Well, that’s the question, coming up. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * SPOT 1: GOLDLINE REASONS Jay Johnson (Former Director US Mint): All you have to do is read a newspaper or watch TV to know our investments and our savings have lost value in this tough economy. And no one knows how long this will last. Hi, I’m Jay Johnson, former director of the US Mint. I supervised our nation’s gold supply, and I’m often asked why I buy gold. I buy gold because it helps protect against inflation and huge government spending. Gold offers diversity in a bad economy, and it’s a safe haven asset that has never dropped to zero. In fact, did you know gold prices have tripled since 2001 and may reach new record highs because of inflation and the falling dollar? Make gold part of your portfolio. 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LEE WEBB: Tomorrow on The 700 Club. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * PAT ROBERTSON: Well, you’ve heard about ACORN. It was one of the favorites of Barack Obama apparently when he was in his Chicago time. But that activist group known as ACORN is now marking its 39th anniversary. But instead of celebrating its longevity, the group is fighting to save its reputation and its income. Jennifer Wishon brings us this report from the ongoing controversy. FOCUS: ACORN Woman: I’ve got some experience in how not to get caught. JENNIFER WISHON: These now infamous undercover videos show ACORN workers counseling a couple on how to open a brothel. The couple, played by conservative activists James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles, asked for advice on buying a house for a business that would employ underage girls illegally shipped from El Salvador to the US. ACORN employees also counsel O'Keefe on how to funnel prostitution money to his future political campaign. Hannah Giles: It’s prostitution. Woman: Oh, okay. James O’Keefe: And we want to set up sort of like a business to do this type of thing. Woman: A prostitution business. James O’Keefe: That’s right. We’ve been to a couple of banks to try to obtain housing, a place, an establishment where you can do your work. And we faced a lot of discrimination from many different banks. Woman: Well, I’ll bet you have, because there are a lot of narrow-minded, one-sided, let’s see, rightwing leaning hard liberals out there that—I mean, bleeding hearts, not necessarily liberals, because if they were liberal, they would be helping you. JENNIFER WISHON: The couple sought advice at ACORN offices in New York City . . . . Woman: You’ll have to sit back, and think, and find another name for it. JENNIFER WISHON: . . . . Washington, DC, . . . . Woman: I know. You do. Yes, you’ve got to be low key. JENNIFER WISHON: They also visited the Philadelphia office. And in Baltimore they scored a courtesy discount on their tax services to help them get their business off the ground. Woman: To do a tax return with those guys, the fee is 150 dollars. Since you’re trying to start out, I’m only going to charge you 50 dollars. Okay. So we can get you started out and get you going. Okay? James O’Keefe: All right. Woman: All right. JENNIFER WISHON: Bertha Lewis is the CEO of ACORN. Bertha Lewis (CEO, ACORN): And most recently, some of you may know me as the head of an international brothel network. JENNIFER WISHON: What's not been reported, she says, is that many ACORN offices either turned O'Keefe and Giles away or called the police. Bertha Lewis: Some of the actions that you all caught on those videotapes by workers, it made my stomach turn over. It just made you sick. So yes, I terminated those employees. JENNIFER WISHON: They’re only the latest employees to find themselves in trouble. ACORN’s founder’s brother Dale Rathke remains under investigation for embezzling anywhere from one to five million dollars from the organization and voter registration scandals have plagued ACORN for years. After the videos became must-see TV, Congress voted overwhelmingly to cut off ACORN's federal funding. It remains to be seen how big an issue this latest scandal will be in the upcoming mid-term elections, but expect Republicans to call out the 75 Democrats who voted to keep taxpayer dollars flowing to ACORN. Lewis calls Congress’s actions modern-day McCarthyism, an effort by Republicans, she says, to create a, quote, “boogie man” and help boost campaign contributions. But much of the outrage came from taxpayers whose money was going to an organization counseling a couple on how to skirt the law. Rev. Pat Mahoney (Christian Defense Coalition): The fact that ACORN was earmarked to get billions of dollars is an absolute disgrace. JENNIFER WISHON: As a result of the videos, the Obama Administration dropped ACORN from helping conduct the 2010 census, and the IRS removed the group from its voluntary tax assistance program. Dr. Gregory Squires (Sociologist at George Washington Univ.): This behavior is unacceptable. It's outrageous. ACORN itself found this to be the case and dismissed these folks. JENNIFER WISHON: Dr. Gregory Squires has studied ACORN's role within low income communities. He says groups like this serve as watch dogs to help prevent so-called toxic housing loans that led to the economic crisis. Dr. Gregory Squires: I'm not saying that ACORN won't be feeling some pain from this. It may well be that the money that they're able to raise for the next couple of years will be adversely affected by this. But I don't think they're going out of business. JENNIFER WISHON: ACORN has sued O'Keefe and Giles for violating a Maryland law that requires a person's permission to be videotaped. Donna Leinwand (President, National Press Club): But don't you think what they uncovered, by allegedly breaking the law, actually trumps their actions? Bertha Lewis: Nothing trumps breaking the law. JENNIFER WISHON: Lewis says she was already in the process of rooting out waste, fraud and abuse within the organization and that nothing will change the good work ACORN has accomplished over the past 39 years. Many opponents, however, say the group is forever scarred and that this is a birthday they would rather forget. Jennifer Wishon, CBN News. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * PAT ROBERTSON: Your tax dollars at work. That’s what has been happening. ACORN is only one of many liberal organizations that’s feeding at the federal trough. And I remember some years ago, it was a friend of mine whose mantra was, “Defund the left. Take the money away from the left.” But you figure this huge amount of money going to Planned Parenthood, huge money now going to ACORN and these other groups. And it’s time to shut off that spigot. They just get all this money. If somebody is a Christian organization and tries to get a few dollars in federal money, it’s a big scandal. “Oh, you’re violating the Constitution.” But in terms of these nefarious liberal groups, there are dozens of them, like termites eating away at the fabric. KRISTI WATTS: Exactly. And what gets me, Pat, is there has been so much controversy swirling this organization for so long, and it’s kind of like they keep getting slaps on the hand, but nothing is really done. PAT ROBERTSON: They played a pretty key role in the election of Mr. Obama. What’s next? KRISTI WATTS: Well, we know it’s Skinny Wednesday. Of course, we like to call it Healthy Wednesday. Up next, for 30 years, he was morbidly obese. GRAPHIC: BEFORE . . . 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Or go to HumanaAnswers.com. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * PAT ROBERTSON: Well, it’s Skinny Wednesday. And I want to introduce to you Roger Wilson. Roger says he may the only morbidly obese person in the world who has lost weight, written a diet book, and kept the weight off. Roger’s life as a thin man began 19 years ago. Let’s take a look. SET-UP PIECE KRISTI WATTS: For 30 years, Roger Troy Wilson lived life as a miserably overweight man. By the time he was 52, he weighed 425 pounds. Roger was a frustrated dieter. But one day he stumbled on a secret that helped him lose over 230 pounds in two years. Soon, his diet plan started spreading by word of mouth. And today, his “Let’s Do Lunch” plan will help you be a super loser, too. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * GUEST: ROGER TROY WILSON PAT ROBERTSON: Well, there’s the book, and here’s the author. His name is Roger Troy Wilson. And what a pleasure to have you with us. Roger Troy Wilson: It’s an honor, Pat. PAT ROBERTSON: Welcome. Roger Troy Wilson: It’s just terrific to be here. PAT ROBERTSON: Thank you. Thank you. Roger Troy Wilson: Praise God. PAT ROBERTSON: How did you start this game? Why were you so overweight? Roger Troy Wilson: Well, I got married when I was a young guy. My wife got pregnant, and I got fat. I became a couch potato and gained weight right off the bat. I still ate like I did when I was an athlete. And a lot of athletes gain weight. And I did that. And over the years, I grew and grew and grew until at age 50 I weighed 430 pounds and had a 62- inch, a five-foot-two-inch waist. And then I prayed that I would die, because of all of the problems involved with my morbid obesity and because of all of the embarrassment that I felt. I retired when I was 41 years old, in 1979. PAT ROBERTSON: Retired from what? Roger Troy Wilson: And in 1988, nine years later, even with all that money, I prayed to God to bring me home because of all those problems, Pat. And so the point being is that all the money in the world does not do you any good if you don’t have your health. PAT ROBERTSON: That’s right. Well, where did you get the money from? What were you doing? Roger Troy Wilson: Well, I developed real estate, and I was also a partner in a brokerage firm. But the main thing I did is I started a multimillion dollar manufacturing company. We did all the stocking caps, and ski caps, and scarves, and mittens, “Michigan Go Blue” and all those kinds of things. We did them for all the pro teams and the whole thing. PAT ROBERTSON: Well, when you were all that fat, could you sell stuff? Did people deal with you? Roger Troy Wilson: Well, you know what, that was a problem. But we got by with it, and it was okay. I guess it was because I was so effervescent, and so full of life, and so full of wanting to help people that that was a terrific thing. PAT ROBERTSON: So the jolly fat man. Roger Troy Wilson: The jolly fat man. That’s true. And by the way, your viewers are going to love this way of eating. It’s not a diet. It’s a way of eating. And because of this way of eating, I don’t want them to thank me. When they lose the weight, thank the one who made it possible for me. God Almighty saved my life with this. So what I want your viewers to do is once they start losing weight, I want them to pick up the phone and call into The 700 Club and join The 700 Club. And if you’re already a member of The 700 Club, just send a love offering in with a little note that says, “I’ve been blessed by Let’s Do Lunch.” PAT ROBERTSON: That’s marvelous. Let’s Do Lunch. All right, when did the light come on in your head that you had to stop this? You wanted to die. Roger Troy Wilson: God Almighty did that, Pat. In other words, once I prayed that He’d bring me home, I started awakening in the middle of the nights with new ideas on what and how to eat, such ideas as you can eat all the unprocessed starchy carbs you want and still lose weight. You can eat all the lean red meat that you want and still lose weight. You can eat all the sweetest fresh fruits and fruit smoothies and still lose weight. And here’s what happens. All of these food and simple and delicious recipes stabilize your blood sugar. And when your blood sugar becomes stabilized, it forces you to become less hungry. So to begin with, pig out. Eat 10,000 calories a day. It does not matter, because you cannot continue to eat that way. By stabilizing your blood sugar with all these unprocessed starchy carbs and lean red meat and sweetest fresh fruits and fruit smoothies, I want you to put pounds of grapes—100 calories in ten to 12 grapes, 100 calories in eight to ten cherries. I want you to eat them until they’re coming out your ears. I want you to eat them until you can’t stand the sight of anything sweet. And when you do that, it will eliminate your craving for the refined sugar foods, and you will want fruit from that point on. And when you eat all the unprocessed starchy carbs, like all the different beans, pinto beans, northern beans, navy beans, black beans, butter beans, corn, corn on the cob, popcorn, corn thins, peas, all those unprocessed starchy carbs and recipes with those starchy carbs in them, it eliminates the cravings for the processed starchy carbs, which I love. I love bread. I love pasta. I love potatoes. I love chocolate. I love ice cream. But now ask me if I ever crave those things. And if you don’t crave them, why would you want to put them in your body knowing that they’re going to make you fat? The body can’t tell the difference between starchy carbs, so when you eat the unprocessed starchy carbs, it eliminates the cravings for the processed starchy carbs. Likewise, the body can’t tell the difference between sugars. So when you eat the sweetest fresh fruits and fruit smoothies, it eliminates the cravings for the refined sugar foods. PAT ROBERTSON: Well, you began to lose weight. You weren’t really concentrating on losing weight. You just wanted to get your metabolism back in order, didn’t you? Roger Troy Wilson: Well, yes, I had a problem with that. And I had a problem with acid reflux, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, borderline diabetes. All those things are gone. And by the way, if you go to our website, LetsDoLunch.com, which is a free web site, click on message boards and go in there. And we have over 5,000 people that are calling this new book the best weight loss plan ever, and their success stories. Medical success stories, personal success stories are on there. GRAPHIC: FOR MORE INFORMATION LOG ON TO CBN.COM PAT ROBERTSON: Incredible. Roger Troy Wilson: And you can talk with them. Just talk with them. They will tell you. PAT ROBERTSON: Let me ask you, Roger, you were married, weren’t you? Roger Troy Wilson: Oh, gosh, I’ve been married 53 years to the most beautiful . . . . PAT ROBERTSON: How did your wife stand what you were doing? Roger Troy Wilson: Well, she encouraged me. She never got on my back, Pat. PAT ROBERTSON: She didn’t, . . . . Roger Troy Wilson: No, she was so supportive. PAT ROBERTSON: . . . . and here you weighed 450 pounds. Roger Troy Wilson: No, she did everything. She even gained ten pounds to get the Weight Watchers diet for us back in the ‘60s or ‘70s. They had a regulation that you had to be a certain weight for your height. She gained ten pounds in order to get the plan for me. It lasted one day, and then she had to lose the weight. PAT ROBERTSON: Well, Kristi is now standing by. You’re going to show Kristi what some of these foods are. Roger Troy Wilson: Oh, I’d love that. PAT ROBERTSON: Yes. Roger Troy Wilson: You’ll love it. PAT ROBERTSON: We’re so glad you’re here. Roger Troy Wilson: Thank you. PAT ROBERTSON: God bless you. Roger Troy Wilson: God bless. PAT ROBERTSON: Thank you. Roger Troy Wilson: All right. KRISTI WATTS: Well, I am, Pat, and I have to tell you, I’m really excited, because of all the different plans we’ve had, I don’t think we’ve ever had things like chili and lasagna and yummy, delicious food like that. So, Roger, I tell you, I am ready to kind to have a little conversation with you. Roger Troy Wilson: Hi, Kristi. How are you? KRISTI WATTS: Thank you so much. Enjoyable interview. Thanks for being here. Roger Troy Wilson: Thank you. We love it, and thanks for having us. KRISTI WATTS: Absolutely. Well, one of the things that you were talking to Pat about was you don’t really count calories and you don’t really count carbs. So how are you going to know? Roger Troy Wilson: No portion control. No portion control, because what happens is I want you to pig out. I’m literally saying pig out, all the unprocessed starchy carbs and recipes with those unprocessed starchy carbs in them, all the lean red meat you want, because we mix things like chicken and turkey and beans with them. You don’t taste those things. You don’t taste the beans. You don’t taste the turkey. You don’t taste the chicken. All you taste is the sirloin. So that way you can eat lean red meat every single day and still lose weight. KRISTI WATTS: Well, interesting. Well, let’s talk about some of our different meals that we have right here. What do you call this? A Roger Burger? Roger Troy Wilson: Roger Troy’s Burger. KRISTI WATTS: Okay. Roger Troy Wilson: Okay. I’m from the south, so Roger Troy’s Burger. KRISTI WATTS: All right. Roger Troy Wilson: But they’re made with lean ground sirloin and ground white meat turkey and beans that have been mashed. And you make those into patties, and you fry them in olive oil, which is very—it’s fattening. It’s fat, but it’s good fat. KRISTI WATTS: And it’s heart healthy. Roger Troy Wilson: And it’s heart healthy. KRISTI WATTS: Yes, yes, yes. Roger Troy Wilson: But the point is that those burgers taste like sirloin, but what you’re putting in your body makes you feel less hungry, because your blood sugar is stabilized. Every day that goes by because your blood sugar is stabilized, you have to become less hungry. Your body forces you to become less hungry. Therefore, you start to eat less. When you start to eat less, you consume fewer calories. When you consume fewer calories, you’ll lose the weight. So you eat until you’re full. When you start the program, then you’re still eating until you’re full when you’ve lost the weight. KRISTI WATTS: How cool is that? Roger Troy Wilson: That’s the best that can happen. KRISTI WATTS: Well, Roger, we’ve got the chili here with kind of the same concept that you talked about with the burger, with the beans, the meat. But let’s go right into the lasagna, so we have some time to make it. Roger Troy Wilson: The most complicated recipe we have in the whole program, and yet it’s still simple. You can see the ingredients right here, so it’s not difficult at all. But the zucchini takes the place of the pasta, and you can put the zucchini in there, Kristi. KRISTI WATTS: All right. So you tell me what to do, and I’ll do it. Roger Troy Wilson: Layer the zucchini in there, and then we’ll follow that up with a cottage cheese mixture which is basically low fat cottage cheese. But again, the taste of these foods, ground chicken, sausages, beef, potato pie, tamale pie, meatloaf, popcorn flour pancakes. These foods are so delicious I just cannot tell you. You have to taste the recipes. KRISTI WATTS: Roger, can I just say this on a side note? I think you are the first guest that has more energy than me. Roger Troy Wilson: I do get a little enthusiastic. KRISTI WATTS: Well, I’m kind of tickled, because I’m like, rock your stuff. Go for it. Okay, so this is cottage cheese. Roger Troy Wilson: Yes, do that one. And then we have the beef and tomato mixture and turkey mixture and we put that on top and layer that on top. KRISTI WATTS: And this is lean ground beef. Roger Troy Wilson: Oh, gosh, yes. And lean ground white meat turkey. KRISTI WATTS: And your normal tomato sauce. Roger Troy Wilson: Oh, yes, absolutely. That’s really great for you. And then we top that with some fat free mozzarella cheese. Now, again, there are some really great tasting fat free cheeses. You have to have cheese. You crave cheese, so you have to have it. Here’s the thing about diets. They fail for one of two reasons. KRISTI WATTS: I like cheese. Roger Troy Wilson: Either you’re hungry all the time or you’re craving something. With Let’s Do Lunch, you’re never hungry, because you eat until full. And Let’s Do Lunch eliminates every craving there is. KRISTI WATTS: Cool. Roger Troy Wilson: Because the unprocessed starchy carbs eliminate the processed starchy carb cravings. The sweet fresh fruits eliminate the refined sugar. You eat lean red meat. You eat cheese. You’re eating healthy fats with the olive oil, soybean oil. I could go on forever. KRISTI WATTS: Well, you keep on going, because I’m going to get the lasagna out of here. Roger Troy Wilson: I just want to say while Kristi is back here . . . . KRISTI WATTS: Oh, God bless America. I mean, this is like really cooking. Roger Troy Wilson: . . . . all of you folks out there that are listening to this, don’t thank me. God saved my life with this. When you start to lose weight, please, do me a favor. Just call up The 700 Club and join The 700 Club. And if you’re already a member, for gosh sakes, just send a love offering in for as much as you can afford and just put a little note in there and say, “I have been blessed with Let’s Do Lunch.” That’s enough for us. That’s all we like. That’s all we want. KRISTI WATTS: Fantastic. Well, you know what else I like? Roger Troy Wilson: Yes. KRISTI WATTS: Eating. Roger Troy Wilson: Okay. KRISTI WATTS: I like to eat. Roger Troy Wilson: I’m good at that. I’m not good at cooking, but I’m good at eating. KRISTI WATTS: I’m the type of gal who, I want to see what it tastes like. I do have to admit, I’m a little bit nervous, because we just got this out of the oven, and this puppy is bubbling. So I’m going to see if I can do this without burning my mouth. Roger Troy Wilson: And while you’re doing that, Kristi, go to LetsDoLunch.com. KRISTI WATTS: Okay. Roger Troy Wilson: Okay. That’s the best place to buy the book. That’s the best deal for the book. And also, you can go there and click on message boards. There are over 5,000 people that call this the best weight loss plan ever. And you can go there and read their personal and medical success stories. And you can talk with them. Let them talk with you and tell you about it. KRISTI WATTS: This is really good, Roger. Roger Troy Wilson: Isn’t it good? KRISTI WATTS: And you know I don’t lie, because I don’t want to get struck down by lightning, but this is really good. Roger Troy Wilson: Thank you. Thank you. KRISTI WATTS: I’m impressed. Okay, well, if you would like Roger’s recipes for the hamburger, the chili or the lasagna, all you have to do is just log on to CBN.com. And there are plenty more recipes where these came from in Roger’s book. It’s called Let’s Do Lunch, and it’s available nationwide. I’m going to take one more bite. Thank you so much, Roger, for being here. Roger Troy Wilson: God bless. KRISTI WATTS: I appreciate you. Roger Troy Wilson: God bless you all. And just enjoy. Eat until full and enjoy. KRISTI WATTS: Absolutely. Pat, over to you. PAT ROBERTSON: Boy, he’s a great salesman, I’ll tell you. The apostle of Let’s Do Lunch. Roger Wilson. This book is available nationwide, and you can get it. Well, still ahead, we’ve got your e-mail questions. Rocco says, “Due to a shift at work, I end up having to eat my dinner late. Do you have any advice about eating late at night?” PAT ROBERTSON: Well, we’ll Bring It On with this question and a number of other ones later on Skinny Wednesday. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * SPOT 3: COLONIAL PENN Jonathan Lawson: Hi, my name is Jonathan Lawson, and I’m a customer service representative for Colonial Penn life insurance company. Insurance can sometimes be difficult to understand, but here at Colonial Penn, we make it simple. Alex Trebek has been representing Colonial Penn for over ten years. And he’s here to tell you how we do it. Alex Trebek (Compensated Endorser): Thanks, Jonathan. 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Taking donations from congregations in Florida for impoverished churches in Cuba. Pastor Ortiz teaches at a Baptist seminary and leads the denomination’s humanitarian aid projects. Family members credit prayer, phone calls and international news reports for the men’s release. But one of the pastors is now under medical supervision after the two week ordeal. GETTING MARRIED LEE WEBB: In Texas, tying the knot on an unsettling trend. A Dallas pastor is frustrated with the growing number of couples living together outside of marriage. So he has decided to make a difference. Bryan Carter (Pastor): It's as if no one wants to get married anymore. They simply want to live together and enjoy all the benefits of marriage without the commitment. LEE WEBB: Pastor Carter offered to marry for free any unwed couple who was living together. The church took care of every detail, down to the donated dresses and rings. Eighteen couples participated, but the couple that stole the show was a pair of widowers in their 70s. James Norris (Groom): Our relationship became more intimate, and we decided to do what was right, to get married. LEE WEBB: Good for them. You can always get the latest from CBN News by going to our web site at CBN.com. GRAPHIC: FOR MORE INFORMATION LOG ON TO CBN.COM Pat and Kristi will be back with more of The 700 Club, after this. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * SPOT 4: SWISS AMERICA Pat Boone: Pat Boone here for my good friends at Swiss America, the company that has helped Americans to rediscover gold for over 25 years now. You may have noticed gold prices have more than doubled in the last five years, but do you ever wonder why? Economists say the top five reasons are: a falling dollar, which also creates number two, a rising cost of living. Third, increasing demand for gold worldwide. Fourth, political uncertainty. And fifth, new Wall Street gold funds. 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LEE WEBB: Tomorrow on The 700 Club. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * BRING IT ON KRISTI WATTS: Well, we’re back with your e-mail questions, and I think I got all the lasagna out of my teeth. PAT ROBERTSON: It was good? KRISTI WATTS: It was really good. I was really surprised. PAT ROBERTSON: Was it really good? Yes? KRISTI WATTS: Zucchini, rather than the pasta. PAT ROBERTSON: There was no pasta in it? KRISTI WATTS: Yes, but it was delicious. PAT ROBERTSON: Yes. Okay, good. KRISTI WATTS: Absolutely. Well, it’s time to Bring . . . PAT ROBERTSON: Let’s Do Lunch. KRISTI WATTS: I know, I was just about to talk about my lasagna, but I’m like, “No, let me focus on the news.” It was good. PAT ROBERTSON: All right. What do you have? KRISTI WATTS: Well, it’s time to Bring It On with your e-mail questions. These are the questions that you either have logged on to CBN.com with or called us in with. So we’re going to start with Rocco, who writes in and says, “Due to working a later shift, I end up eating my dinner pretty late at night. A friend of mine read that you should stop eating after seven p.m. to avoid gaining weight. I don’t want to go to bed hungry, but I don’t need to pick up any unnecessary pounds either. What’s your advice about eating late at night?” PAT ROBERTSON: Well, Rocco, the big thing is don’t stuff yourself, because you won’t be able to sleep properly. And you need to eat your larger meal at what would be lunchtime for you. I don’t know what it is with your schedule, but come nighttime you’re finished, and your metabolism slows down, and other things slow down because of the circadian rhythm. You’re just not as active at night as you are in the daytime. So you won’t burn as many calories. So that’s just the way it is. So I would recommend that you eat a lighter meal and do it maybe an hour or so before you go to sleep. KRISTI WATTS: And I think preparation is the key, too. My sister and I talk about this, because she works in retail, and she works all hours. And I tell her, “If you just get up a little bit early, make your meals, so that when you have a break at work, you’re eating it. So by the time you get home, you’re not famished.” PAT ROBERTSON: You don’t want a heavy thing with a whole lot of meat and gravy and stuff like that, because it will stay with you. KRISTI WATTS: It will get you. PAT ROBERTSON: Yes. KRISTI WATTS: As my grandma said, a minute on the lips, a lifetime on the hips, brother. PAT ROBERTSON: Amen. KRISTI WATTS: Cathy writes in and says, “Dear Pat, my mother recently suffered a mild heart attack. My three young children, all under the age of ten, now fear that someday their hearts might ‘attack’ them. How does regular exercise benefit younger kids?” PAT ROBERTSON: Well, it’s the absolute crucial thing. And kids today are not getting enough exercise. You need to have a program where they exercise about an hour a day. And exercise is like play. You’ve got a ball out there. You’re throwing a ball to each other. Or you’re playing hide and go seek. Or you’re just running and jumping. And get a trampoline. There are hundreds of ways for kids to exercise, but you need to make it fun. Otherwise, they’re going to sit in front of a TV or in front of a videogame, and they’re going to play those mindless things hour after hour. You need to get them out of the house. Get a bicycle. Get stuff that you can do together. But little kids like to run. They like to run and throw balls and jump. And if you make them available—I understand schools now, because of the lawyers, have been saying, “Well, children will get injured on the playground and the schools will get sued, so we therefore have to cut back on recess.” This is insane. KRISTI WATTS: That’s crazy. Please. When we did recess, we did something called dodge ball. Did you ever play dodge ball? PAT ROBERTSON: Oh, yes. KRISTI WATTS: You line people up against the wall. PAT ROBERTSON: And you throw a . . . . KRISTI WATTS: Boom! And knock them out. We’d get sued these days. Did you ever get hit with a ball, the dodge ball? PAT ROBERTSON: I have gotten hit with so many things. I’ve played football, and I almost broke my nose. And you tackle somebody out in a grade school. Oh, I won’t go into all that. KRISTI WATTS: Oh, the memories. PAT ROBERTSON: We used to have fights, too, after school. KRISTI WATTS: Really, Pat? Did you get in fights? Who won? PAT ROBERTSON: It was sometimes a draw. But it was survival of the fittest. KRISTI WATTS: I understand. Back in the day, we all did it, Pat. Scott writes in and Scott says, “Pat, I know that the word on the street to fight the flu is to get vaccinated, cover your cough and wash your hands. But are there any supplements that you would recommend to help boost our immune system to fight the flu and colds this season?” PAT ROBERTSON: Scott, the big vitamin is vitamin C. It is so important and load up on that stuff. Take 3,000 milligrams, 4,000 or 5,000 milligrams, and divide the dosage during the day. Take zinc. Don’t overdo the zinc, but take an adequate supply of zinc. Vitamin D is very important. And it’s not going to hurt you to take too much of it, so if you have a couple thousand milligrams or micrograms of vitamin D or more. And I think that would help. And then, of course, the hand washing and all the rest of it is good. I hope this flu vaccine works, but I just don’t like vaccines. KRISTI WATTS: To be 100 percent honest with you, Pat, I really struggle with the whole concept. I know that they’re good, and I know that they can be very beneficial, but then at the same time, with the H1N1 vaccine, I think it’s only been out for such a short time. We don’t know the repercussions. So I know that’s a whole different subject. PAT ROBERTSON: Well, we’re going against medical advice. And people are saying, “Well, you’d better get vaccinated because of this terrible flu.” But I think loading up with vitamin C, zinc, vitamin D will make a difference. Go ahead. KRISTI WATTS: Absolutely. Okay, Sandra writes in and says, “Pat, my husband suffers from kidney stones, even though he faithfully follows his doctor’s instructions. Is there something additional I could do in the area of meal planning that may help?” PAT ROBERTSON: Well, the big meal planning is to give him plenty of liquids, to make sure he’s drinking a lot of water. And also, you don’t want rich food. Rich food is bad for everything, and it will also help create kidney stones. The other thing is gout, if you eat too much rich food. KRISTI WATTS: Do people still get gout? PAT ROBERTSON: Sure they get gout. KRISTI WATTS: I always thought kings and queens back in the day got gout. PAT ROBERTSON: Well, they did. KRISTI WATTS: I’m like, who gets gout now? PAT ROBERTSON: It’s caused by a buildup of ureic acid. And so if you eat too much meat, and some of those diets like the Stillman diet and some of those. You’ve got gout because of the buildup of ureic acid. KRISTI WATTS: Good to know. PAT ROBERTSON: The little particles in the food build up in your toes and stuff, and they swell. And then you can sit there like one of those wealthy Brits with his foot up on a sofa. Anyhow, you don’t want to get gout. And where did we start? One last thing I want to tell you about in terms of kidney stones, try cranberry juice, the good stuff, the concentrate, not the cranberry juice cocktail, which is just a whole lot of sweet drink. But use the cranberry juice concentrate. And it’s good for your kidneys, and it’s good for things like that. So it won’t hurt to have some of that. You want to flush out things and help your kidneys. KRISTI WATTS: Good. We’re done, Pat. PAT ROBERTSON: You’ve never had a kidney stone. KRISTI WATTS: Praise God, hallelujah, no. PAT ROBERTSON: Well, I hope you never do. KRISTI WATTS: Amen. PAT ROBERTSON: I’ve never had one. KRISTI WATTS: Well, good. PAT ROBERTSON: I’m not going to have one, either. All right. Well, let’s switch to around the world. In India, more than two million are living with HIV, or AIDS. But thanks to Operation Blessing, many patients are getting more than just medical treatment. They’re learning a whole new way of life. Watch this. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * SHALINI AND LAXMI TERRY MEEUWSEN: It’s Shalini’s ninth birthday and her friends from Operation Blessing decided to give her a surprise party. It’s the first time she has ever celebrated her birthday. Four years ago, Shalini’s father died from AIDS. Her mother was also infected by him, passing it on to Shalini before she was born. Laxmi: When I found out that I had HIV, I was hurt. When I found out that my daughter was also a victim, I was completely broken. TERRY MEEUWSEN: Laxmi did her best to raise Shalini on her own, but her failing health made that impossible. Then she heard about a free HIV clinic sponsored by Operation Blessing India. Man: When we talk about HIV and AIDS, we always think of a banner of death over a person. But instead of that, the Operation Blessing clinic is able to offer them life, life in all its fullness, because of a good combination of medical care, counsel and also spiritual support. Laxmi: Every month, I go to the Operation Blessing medical clinic with my daughter. The doctors give us checkups and the clinic gives us bags of rice and all the other food that we need. TERRY MEEUWSEN: After their health improved, Operation Blessing taught Laxmi how to sew and gave her a sewing machine. Now, Laxmi can raise her daughter by tailoring and embroidering clothes. Laxmi: I will never forget what you have done. I give my heartfelt thanks to Operation Blessing India. They have comforted us in ways I cannot express. God bless you for all the love and kindness you have shown to me and my daughter. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * PAT ROBERTSON: That’s just one more example of what is being done with Operation Blessing, CBN, CBN WorldReach, all over the world. I can’t keep track of it. GRAPHIC: 1-800-759-0700 CBN.COM I don’t think very many people do, because there’s so much. I just talked to Bill Horan yesterday. He had just gotten back from Haiti, a tremendous outreach in Haiti, a big outreach in India. And if you want to help people, you really want to do something in this world, I would ask you to just go to your telephone and say, “You can count on me for,” what is it? It’s 65 cents a day. That’s not very much, is it? Sixty-five cents. You can’t get a bottle of pop for that kind of money. Some of them, I saw one place where they were selling it for about a dollar and a half in a vending machine, a dollar and a half for one can of soda water with caffeine in it. And for 65 cents, you can make a difference in people’s lives. So please go to your phones and call in: 1-800-759-0700. Well, we’re going to be back with more of The 700 Club and some prayer for you, right after this. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * SPOT 5A: PAT ENDORSEMENT PAT ROBERTSON: The world’s financial landscape is rapidly changing. Each of us needs to understand the new economy and how we can survive and thrive amid such sweeping change. That’s why I’ve compiled a special CBN partner audio edition of my latest book, Right on the Money. ANNOUNCER: In this special CBN partner audio edition by Pat Robertson, you’ll discover the biblically based principles that can help you get out of debt, create a road map to wealth, protect your investments and much more. 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Call now for a free brochure. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * KRISTI WATTS: Welcome back to The 700 Club. Well, if you ask a doctor how to treat a damaged rotator cuff, he’ll give you this formula: rest, ice, compress and elevate. But the patient you’re about to meet took her treatment a step further, and that extra step made all the difference. NETTIE GRAVES KRISTI WATTS: When Nettie Graves of Richmond, Virginia, called The 700 Club to make a pledge, she didn't expect the counselor to pray for her. Nettie Graves: I didn’t call to get prayers for myself, but that’s okay. She said, “Well, let me pray for you before you go.” KRISTI WATTS: Nettie told the counselor about chronic pain she suffered in both shoulders. Nettie Graves: Both of the rotator cuffs went bad. I couldn’t raise my arms up to exercise or do my hair hardly. I had to do it. I didn’t have anybody to do it for me. I just hated to get out of bed in the morning because it hurt so bad. I just had to fill up with painkillers all the time just to get anything done. KRISTI WATTS: Her pain was likely to get worse with age. Nettie Graves: I didn't want to accept where I was at, but I had no other choice. KRISTI WATTS: Nettie was even having a hard time just holding the telephone as she talked with the counselor. Together they prayed for a complete healing of Nettie's shoulders. Nettie Graves: The Spirit of the Lord was on me so heavy. I was crying, and I don’t know if she understood what I said or anything. KRISTI WATTS: Just half an hour after she hung up the phone, Nettie noticed a dramatic change. Nettie Graves: And I told my daughter, I believe it was. I called her, and I said, “My shoulders are not hurting anymore. I believe God has healed me.” KRISTI WATTS: The pain was completely gone from both arms, and to this day, she has been pain free. Nettie Graves: This healing was real. It was genuine, I’ll promise you that. My shoulders feel fine now. I can brush my hair. I can roll it. I can use the curling iron or whatever I need to. I do exercise and work in the garden and lift stuff. KRISTI WATTS: Nettie is also grateful for the miracle she never expected. Nettie Graves: God can do anything. There's nothing that He can't do. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * HOSTS PRAY FOR NEEDS KRISTI WATTS: That is so true. There is nothing that’s impossible for the Lord. In fact, we want to encourage you right now. Pat, you have . . . . PAT ROBERTSON: We sure do. Well, I’ve got something. Lori, who lived in Bowling Green, Kentucky, experienced nerve damage after surgery to remove a growth behind her ear. The left side of her face and neck itched so badly she wanted to claw it with her fingernails. And the doctor said, “I’m sorry, Lori, there’s nothing I can do for you.” All right, last month she was watching The 700 Club. Kristi, you gave a word of knowledge about persistent severe itching that originated around the ear. KRISTI WATTS: Praise God. PAT ROBERTSON: Lori said, “It’s me. I’ll take it.” And no more itching. She’s been healed. KRISTI WATTS: Amen. PAT ROBERTSON: All right, what else? KRISTI WATTS: Here’s another healing, Pat. One morning Linda from Texas was suffering from intense pain. She felt as if a knife was actually stuck in her neck and shoulder. She was watching The 700 Club. Pat, you had the word of knowledge about someone who was having pain in the neck and the shoulders. And then you said, “Start moving your neck around, because Jesus has just healed you.” Linda’s pain vanished immediately. But there’s another tidbit to the story, Pat. This woman was healed, but she also suffers from MS. And I think that we should just join together and just pray for her. PAT ROBERTSON: We’ll do it. KRISTI WATTS: Yes. PAT ROBERTSON: We’re going to join hands. You join with us wherever you are. “Father, you are God Almighty. And there’s nothing impossible for you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, let your anointing flow into the lives of people in this audience. In the name of Jesus, my brothers and sisters, be made whole. And right now, a spirit of infirmity that has come upon you, we bind it and cast it forth from your body, in Jesus’ name. Be whole.” Kristi, you have anything? KRISTI WATTS: Just do what you haven’t been able to do before. I just keep having this image of a person, it’s as though you’re hunched over and your hip is—you’re all misaligned. You just begin to stand up straight right now in the Holy Spirit. You’re going to feel like this warmth from the top of your head to the souls of your feet, and you’re going to be able to stand up straight and walk again. Thank you, Jesus. PAT ROBERTSON: Amen. Thank you, Lord. We ask you to bless now. Bless the people, in Jesus’ holy name. Amen. KRISTI WATTS: Amen. PAT ROBERTSON: And amen. KRISTI WATTS: Thank you, Jesus. PAT ROBERTSON: Folks, that’s all the time we’ve got. Thank you so much for being here with us. Thank you for your questions and thank you for your prayers. We leave you with these words from Ephesians, . . . . GRAPHIC: Ephesians 4:32 “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ, God forgave you.” (NIV) . . . . “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ, God forgave you.” Well, that’s all the time we’ve got. GRAPHIC: 1-800-759-0700 CBN.COM For Kristi and Lee and all of us, this is Pat Robertson, and Lord willing, we’ll see you tomorrow. Bye, bye. GRAPHIC: COPYRIGHT 2009 CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING NETWORK * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * END SPOT: YOU WERE THERE TERRY MEEUWSEN: Hi, this is Terry Meeuwsen. I have the privilege of traveling around the world, seeing the life-changing things CBN partners make possible. On a recent trip to South Africa, I saw firsthand the incredible difference you’re making in orphans’ lives. 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