The 700 Club: September 30, 2009

Today on Skinny Wednesday, we talk to a Beverly Hills surgeon about the benefits of plastic surgery. Also, a woman is healed after waking up paralyzed.


UnderWing Transcripts PO Box 16282 Clearwater, Florida 33766 540 455-2333 / UnderWing@underwingtranscripts.com ________________________________________ The 700 Club Daily Broadcast Wednesday, September 30, 2009 PAT ROBERTSON: Well, welcome to The 700 Club. So you’re morbidly obese. You say, “I’ve got to get the weighty off.” And so you diet like crazy and you exercise and you lose 150 pounds. Then what happens? There is a bunch of stuff hanging. KRISTI WATTS: A lot of saggy skin that you just can’t get rid of. PAT ROBERTSON: Well, we’re going to show you somebody of what it looks like. And today, Extreme Makeover’s Dr. Anthony Griffin is in the house. He’ll show you what to do after you’ve worked out, you’ve lost weight, and you’re left with too much sagging skin. KRISTI WATTS: Absolutely, Pat. Well, listen, he’s also going to describe some of the latest anti-aging techniques, including a very new procedure called eMatrix. I don’t even know what that is, but he’s going to tell us what it is. PAT ROBERTSON: I don’t have a clue. KRISTI WATTS: I know. PAT ROBERTSON: But first, people in the Samoan Islands are just beginning to recover from a deadly tsunami. The massive waves devastated the islands. The death toll is nearly 100 and rising. David Brody has that story. SAMOA Man: If you have a look over here, everything is just completely wiped out. DAVID BRODY: These are the first pictures of the destruction, amateur video coming in over the Internet of what it looks like today on the island of American Samoa. Man: You can see over here, the bridge is just totally wiped out by the waves. There is absolutely no way of for any vehicles to go to that part of the island. DAVID BRODY: It all started 20 miles below the ocean floor with a magnitude 8.3 earthquake located in the South Pacific about 120 miles from the US territory of American Samoa. It’s home to roughly 65,000 people. The island nation of Samoa itself is nearby; 180,000 people live there. It's about halfway between New Zealand and Hawaii. The quake triggered four tsunami waves about 20 feet high. Dozens of people were swept out to see, villages flattened, homes crumbled, bridges vanished, and ships washed ashore. Tasatolo Taugi: It's really happening and everyone is panicking, because we did drills before. and I guess we follow it. And, though, when the real thing happens we just forgot about the drills. The roads are blocked. I mean, it's cut into half. Some of the parts of the road are in the ocean and stuff. Some cars in the ocean, too, like houses, people. DAVID BRODY: More horror stories are sure to come as rescue crews make their way inland. Bill English (Acting New Zealand Prime Minister): There's really only been guesses, but some of these places appear to have been hit very hard. And you would expect considerable loss of life. DAVID BRODY: Some reports detail how residents on the Samoa Islands barely had 30 minutes before the tsunamis hit. Susan Hough (US Geological Survey Seismologist): Problem is, where the coast, where the land is, just right next to the earthquake, you typically don't have enough time to digest the data and get a warning out in an effective way. DAVID BRODY: Speaking of warnings, about 2,300 miles away in Hawaii, police were on the beach warning sunbathers. Officer: I would strongly advise stay out of the water and away from the shoreline. DAVID BRODY: Tourists weren't taking the warning too seriously. Darren Dickenson (Canadian Tourist): I wasn't concerned at all. I figured somebody would be stopping people if there was a big emergency. DAVID BRODY: That emergency is happening right now in the middle of the South Pacific. David Brody, CBN News. PAT ROBERTSON: Thanks, David. A terrible tragedy. The death toll, of course, is rising in the Philippines. Terrible rain, flooding and the tsunami. That whole ring of fire goes around the Pacific Ocean. And any time there could be some type of earthquake or some type of volcanic activity, and this is one of them. There is the ring of fire. You see, it goes all the way around. And all those nations and all those coastlines are at risk, including the west coast of the United States, Alaska and up into the Aleutians and, of course, Japan. So you just keep on praying. But if people build their houses over the top of this major geological fault, then they can realize that somewhere along the way there’s going to be some catastrophic geological activity. Well, Lee Webb has the rest of our top stories from the CBN Newsroom. Lee. ASIA TYPHOON LEE WEBB: And, Pat, you mentioned the Philippines. Typhoon Ketsana has been downgraded to a tropical depression. But its destructive path has already killed close to 300 people in the Philippines, Cambodia and Vietnam. Survivors now face the enormous task of cleaning up. In the Philippines, thick, gooey mud covers streets and the homes of more than two million people. CBN’s Operation Blessing responded to the disaster immediately, the aid organization helping to feed thousands of Filipino families and clean up their homes. RATES TO RISE AGAIN LEE WEBB: Get ready for higher interest rates. Members of the Federal Reserve are warning that the Central Bank will raise rates quickly and aggressively once the economy is on firmer footing. The Fed members say they will move just as quickly to prevent inflation as they did to prevent last year's credit crisis from turning into a depression. But analysts point out the Fed is walking a tightrope. If they raise rates too soon, it could prevent the recovery from turning into a strong economic expansion. But if they wait too long, inflation could take off. A new report today shows the economy is improving. The economy shrank at a 0.7 percent annual rate in the second quarter. That’s better than expected, and much better than the 6.4 percent decline in the first quarter of this year. Pat. PAT ROBERTSON: Just a word to the wise. If you’re thinking of refinancing your home, grab the interest rates now. Do not wait. This is a shot over the bow, so to speak. It’s coming. The Fed has got to tighten up in the not-too-distant future, and yet now interest rates are at historic lows. So if there was a purchase you wanted to make or you wanted to refinance your house, go do it now. Lee. BIBLE BANNER BATTLE LEE WEBB: Pat, a battle over Bible banners is unfolding at high school football games in north Georgia. For years, Fort Oglethorpe high school cheerleaders have held up a banner with a Bible verse, a banner that the team would run through before the game. Now that practice has been banned. Taylor Guinn (Cheerleader): It's kind of angered all of us, but it's also upset us just because we work really hard, and we're trying to encourage the football team and the community, and that's just been taken away from us. Denia Reese (Schools Superintendent): I think it's a wonderful, wonderful thing for them to do. The problem with federal law is the fact that the location inside the football field creates the impression that the school system is endorsing that particular religious message. LEE WEBB: The school’s superintendent says the Supreme Court has been clear about religious messages at football games, but the community is vowing to fight this. TEXTBOOKS LEE WEBB: Those who don’t know history risk repeating the mistakes of the past. That’s frightening when you consider that many college seniors do not know that James Madison is the father of the Constitution. But some educators are leading a move to bring history back from the dead. And Gailon Totheroh has that story. GAILON TOTHEROH: Do your kids know there is important background to 9/11 that took place 200 years ago? It happened when President Thomas Jefferson decided to take on Muslim rulers and pirates who were raiding ships and kidnapping Americans off the African coast. The practice had been to pay them off. Bill Bennett, PH.D. (America: The Last Best Hope): Jefferson says, “We're going to war. I'm not going to pay this ransom.” And John Adams says, “If you fight these people, if you try to fight these people, this is 1800, you'll be fighting them for 200 years.” Two hundred years, 1800. How about that? GAILON TOTHEROH: Former Education Secretary Bill Bennett says few kids have heard this tale. After all, history was and is students’ worst subject. Bill Bennett, PH.D.: And I looked at the history books, and there is a reason our kids don’t know history. These books are boring. They are really boring. They are also, many of them, tendentious, politically tendentious, almost all to the left. GAILON TOTHEROH: By writing America: The Last Best Hope, Bennett wants to change that. He hopes the volumes make the grand panorama of the US past come alive. Bill Bennett, PH.D.: This is the greatest political story ever told in America. It’s the second greatest story of all ever told. The Christian story is the greatest story ever told, the true story. GAILON TOTHEROH: Yet, students’ history books often emphasize everything negative about the United States. For instance, students often spend more time reading about the US internment camps for the Japanese during World War II than on our liberation of the Pacific from the warlords of Japan and Europe from the ravages of Hitler. By contrast, teacher Terry Wright at Southport Presbyterian School in Indianapolis found Bennett’s rendition treats our religious heritage in a balanced way. Many histories distort or ignore that reality. Public schools, like Rochester High in Indiana, are also using the books. Tony Stesiak and Dan McCarthy team teach history there. They like that it’s told as a story. So do students like Logan Hartz. Logan Hartz (History Student): The author who wrote this book is—I would love to see more from him. It really is a great book. GAILON TOTHEROH: In the long run, Bennett says to gauge the importance of the younger generation really knowing US history, imagine the world without America. Bill Bennett, PH.D.: I’m sure whether it would have gone down the tubes to Nazism or communism or something, but it would have gone down the tubes. Whether it did or not, it would have been heck of a lot less interesting place without the United States. GAILON TOTHEROH: Gailon Totheroh, CBN News. LEE WEBB: Pat, I like what Daniel Boorstin said years ago. He was the former Librarian of Congress. He said, “Trying to plan for the future without a sense of the past is like trying to plant cut flowers.” PAT ROBERTSON: That’s brilliant. It’s brilliant. Well, ladies and gentlemen, without question, those that ignore the lessons of history are doomed to live them again. We just must learn history. We must learn what the lessons are. Our civilization and the civilizations that preceded us have been through all these things before. There is nothing really new under the sun. And they have experimented. They have wrestled with problems. And they have come out with some very interesting solutions. And if we don’t learn what they are, we’re in serious trouble. Lee. OVERWEIGHT AND AGING LEE WEBB: Being fat in middle age may slash a woman's chances of making it to her golden years in good health. A new study shows fat, middle-aged women reduce their chances of living to 70 by almost 80 percent. American researchers observed more than 17,000 female nurses with an average age of 50. All the women were healthy when the study began in 1976. Researchers monitored their weight, along with other health changes, every two years until 2000. A woman's chances of living past 70 dropped by five percent for every two pounds she gained after the age of 18. OVERWEIGHT AND CANCER LEE WEBB: Being overweight may also become the leading cause of cancer in women in Western countries. A different study shows that being fat accounts for up to eight percent of cancers in Europe. Experts say that number will go up substantially as the obesity epidemic continues. In Europe, colorectal cancer, breast cancer in menopausal women, and endometrial cancer accounted for 65 percent of all cancers linked to being fat. Pat. PAT ROBERTSON: Terrible. I am crowding 80. KRISTI WATTS: Crowding it. A little bit. PAT ROBERTSON: A little bit. Not too far. KRISTI WATTS: That’s a good thing, though. PAT ROBERTSON: That’s a good thing. But I just say, what happened to me? KRISTI WATTS: There’s nothing wrong with you. PAT ROBERTSON: All these women are dying at 70. They’re dying at 60. KRISTI WATTS: And you’re still going strong, crowding 80. PAT ROBERTSON: And you’re going strong. You’ll be around 100. You’re too mean. It will be at least 105. KRISTI WATTS: Too mean. Listen, but you know what, I’ve got to tell you, one of the things that I’ve discovered is—I have a confession. Don’t yell at me. But when we first started Skinny Wednesday, I hated it, because I felt like there was mad pressure to be skinny. But then I learned just the value of health. Health. It has nothing to do about how skinny you are. It’s all about health. And if you do what the Lord intended us to do, our bodies will be that strong temple. Don’t get me to preaching. PAT ROBERTSON: I would love to take credit for transforming your life. KRISTI WATTS: No, you are. You’re going to take credit anyway, Pat. Go ahead. Take credit. PAT ROBERTSON: All right, I’m taking credit. We transformed your life. KRISTI WATTS: I’ll give you credit. You transformed my life. PAT ROBERTSON: Yes. And look what a wonderful transformation. All right, let’s keep going. KRISTI WATTS: We’re going to go back to the news. Up next, in Washington, it’s known as cap and trade, but on the street, it’s called “cap and tax.” Man: To use President Obama’s own words, he said that for this to work, electricity prices would necessarily skyrocket. Man: It’s a slow takeover of private industry using the environment as a shield. KRISTI WATTS: Why the man who invented cap and trade actually now opposes it. We’re going to discuss it when we come back. Don’t go away. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * GRAPHIC: TWO WEEKS LATER LEE WEBB: Still ahead, a woman wakes up from a dinner party two weeks later. Woman: She said, “You’ve had probably about 100 seizures in two weeks.” LEE WEBB: But the worst was yet to come. Woman: They literally said that at the age of 30 she will die. LEE WEBB: How she proved them wrong, on today’s 700 Club. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * SPOT 1: AMMED – NICOLE Nicole Johnson: Hi, I’m Nicole Johnson, Miss America 1999. I’ve had diabetes since 1993, and I hate boring food. Don’t you? Well, I got these three free cookbooks with fantastic tasting recipes for people with diabetes. If you have diabetes and have Medicare or qualified insurance, you can get these cookbooks free. Announcer: Call now to qualify for not one, not two, but three free cookbooks. Call 1-800-746-6449. Nicole Johnson: You’ll love this rich, chocolate cake. It makes my mouth water. Plus, oven fried chicken and nachos. Yum! You’ll also get this free meal planning guide and this free diabetes magazine. So call now for your free Better Care kit with three free cookbooks. Announcer: To qualify, call 1-800-746-6449. That’s 1-800-746-6449. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * NEXT DAY PROMO GRAPHIC: AT THE BUS STOP LEE WEBB: Tomorrow. One word summed up her life. Woman: Abuse. Mental, emotional, spiritual, psychological, sexual abuse. LEE WEBB: So she joined the crowd. Woman: By the time I became an adolescent, I was like, “Dude, why try?” LEE WEBB: The day she tried to end it all . . . . Woman: I had no plans to get on the bus. I was timing my leap into the street. LEE WEBB: . . . . and the stranger that saved her life. Woman: He said, “Don’t you dare. Don’t you dare give up.” LEE WEBB: Tomorrow on The 700 Club. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * PAT ROBERTSON: They’ve been throwing so many things at us from Washington. It just makes you dizzy, doesn’t it? It also makes you sick, because most of these proposals are bad. Health care reform, as it’s so called, isn’t the only controversial legislation Congress is dealing with. Today, a Senate Finance Committee is releasing a Democratic bill on what is called “cap and trade,” supposedly to fight global warming, but it’s going to be a tax on the American people that will be a killer. Mark Martin has that explanation. CAP AND TRADE Trace Adkins: I’m Trace Adkins. MARK MARTIN: Country superstar Trace Adkins motivates the crowd in a video shown at this Energy Citizens Rally in Virginia. Trace Adkins: There's a lot of talk in Washington about climate change legislation, but whatever they do in Congress, they shouldn't ship American jobs overseas and cause gas prices to rise. MARK MARTIN: Rallies have been held around the country, where thousands of Americans have taken a stand for American jobs and affordable energy, and that's not all. Through speeches, photos and petitions, these energy citizens protest climate change legislation already passed in the US House and destined for the Senate. At the crux of the bill? Cap and trade. It's a system where the government caps or limits carbon emissions by companies, and then creates a market for those companies to trade pollution allowances. Cap and trade is the heart of President Obama's proposal to fight global warming. President Barack Obama: Don't believe the misinformation out there that suggests that there is somehow a contradiction between investing in clean energy and economic growth. It's just not true. MARK MARTIN: When it comes to cap and trade, however, many Americans believe just the opposite. Phil Kerpen is the director of policy for Americans for Prosperity. He says consumers will be hurt the most by cap and trade, with its bottom-line goal of making fossil fuel energy more expensive, so it's used less by people, resulting in fewer emissions. Phil Kerpen (Americans for Prosperity): The way cap and trade works is any company that uses fossil fuels, if they want to stay in business, they'll have to go to a government auction. And they'll bid against each other for permits, for permission from the government to continue to use fossil fuels. And the price of those could be quite considerable, and it will largely be passed on to consumers. That's how it has the impact of being like a tax on energy. MARK MARTIN: How big of an impact on American households could cap and trade with its higher energy prices cause? Estimates range from as high as more than 3,000 dollars a year to around 175 dollars on the low end. Kerpen believes the most credible study estimated the impact per family at around 1,200 to 1,300 dollars annually. Phil Kerpen: For regular folks, who aren't an Al Gore, who spends 30,000 dollars on his home energy prices, if you’ve got to spend an extra thousand dollars or more per year on energy, that means there's something that you have to give up, something that matters to your family. Karen Kerrigan: America is leading the way. MARK MARTIN: Karen Kerrigan leads Virginia’s Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council. She believes the higher cost of energy will also cripple small businesses. Karen Kerrigan: The cost of gasoline, the cost of electricity and other fuel costs for small business owners. And right now, when our economy is suffering and small businesses are struggling, the last thing that they need right now is additional costs imposed on their firms. MARK MARTIN: Additional costs that could lead to lost jobs. Karen Kerrigan: Unfortunately, what they'll look at is firing employees, in terms of laying off employees. And again right now, given our current economy, we don't need more job destruction. We need job creation. Phil Kerpen: To use President Obama's own words, he said that for this to work, electricity prices would necessarily skyrocket. He said that to the San Francisco Chronicle. MARK MARTIN: Critics like Americans for Prosperity say cap and trade is really “cap and tax,” and they're encouraging Americans to protest any climate change legislation they say is really about growing government. Phil Kerpen: Don't say this is just about environmental regulation, environmental protection, and then hide in there an 800-plus billion dollar increase in federal revenue. Steve Milloy (Author, Publisher and Blogger): We're going to be poorer, less free, our lives less comfortable, less convenient, less dignified. MARK MARTIN: Founder and publisher of Junkscience.com, Steve Milloy believes we'll be living in a “green hell” of government control if legislation like cap and trade becomes law, and he's written a book about it. Steve Milloy: It's really, it's sort of a power grab. They'll be able to control the coal industry, the natural gas industry, the oil industry, make these industries beholden to them, kind of like what they've done with General Motors. It's a slow takeover of private industry, using the environment as a shield. MARK MARTIN: All this may have you asking, where did the idea for cap and trade come from in the first place? We traveled to the state of Maine to learn more about its origin. It may seem like a far cry from the debate in Washington, DC, but the man who is credited with designing cap and trade back in the 60s lives here, and he's now speaking out about what's happening on Capitol Hill. Greenhouse gas emissions are tough to see in this tranquil environment in central Maine that economist Dr. Thomas Crocker calls home. It's also tough for him to see how cap and trade, a concept he developed as a graduate student decades ago to fight pollution on a local scale, can truly help the environment around the globe if other countries don't put on their own emissions caps. Thomas Crocker, PH.D. (Economist and Professor): I'm skeptical, and the reason I'm skeptical is that countries differ in their ability to fulfill their promises. MARK MARTIN: Crocker also doesn't like the idea of permits being given away to corporate America, instead of auctioned off, like he originally intended with cap and trade. Thomas Crocker, PH.D.: You're giving away a great deal of wealth. That's politically a great thing. I've got something here that's valuable, and I'm interested in giving it to certain favored groups. MARK MARTIN: In fact, Kerpen says the House-passed legislation actually gives away 85 percent of the permits in the first year to certain companies, creating in his mind an unfair mix of winners and losers. The winners reap billions of dollars worth of permits for free, permits that they can still sell. Phil Kerpen: I worry that when government steps in and picks winners and losers, they tend to do more harm than good. MARK MARTIN: It's enough to cause him and other skeptical Americans to say scrap cap and trade altogether. Trace Adkins: We all need to stand together as energy citizens. MARK MARTIN: Mark Martin, CBN News. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * PAT ROBERTSON: Thanks, Mark. An excellent piece. Ladies and gentlemen, it’s like we’re being just inundated with proposals coming out of Washington. There is so much hitting us at the same time. Congress isn’t reading this legislation. It’s been proven over and over again that the congressmen don’t have time to read a thousand page piece of legislation. And yet it’s going to control the lives of every American. And it’s going to have damage into our society for years and decades to come. And we haven’t thought it through. Kristi. KRISTI WATTS: Yes. And you know what, Pat, as I was thinking about that as well, it’s like there are so many plans coming out, but there are so many holes in all of these plans that the only result that we can have is to sink, and I don’t want to sink. PAT ROBERTSON: And hurt people. It’s the unintended consequences of this stuff. Well, it’s Skinny Wednesday! KRISTI WATTS: Glad you said it. PAT ROBERTSON: And also, Healthy Wednesday. We’re going to tell you how to get skinny and how to get healthy. All right. KRISTI WATTS: Absolutely. We’re going to start by answering your e-mail questions on health and fitness. Brad says, “I do pushups and a few dumbbell exercises daily. I also run a few times per week. Is that enough exercise as long as I’m consistent?” KRISTI WATTS: Well, Brad, we’re going to Bring It On with your question and so much more, so don’t go away. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * SPOT 2: GOLDLINE 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. Call Goldline now, a company with nearly half a billion dollars in annual sales. Goldline has been helping investors acquire gold for nearly 50 years. Call Goldline now. Ask for your free investor’s kit and learn why gold should be a part of your portfolio. Call now. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * BRING IT ON KRISTI WATTS: Okay. Pat and I are going [breathe in, breathe out]. We’re doing our breathing exercises right now, which is so important. Anyway, it’s time . . . . PAT ROBERTSON: Okay. What have you got? KRISTI WATTS: . . . . for us to answer your questions with Bring It On. This is your opportunity that you have to log on to CBN.com and send your questions over to Pat. So we’re going to start right in with Brad, who writes in and says, “Pat, I enjoy working out at the gym, but I would really like to work out from home instead. I’m thinking that even if I just do pushups and a few daily dumbbell exercises at home, then combine that with running a few times per week, I should be fine. Do you think that’s enough exercise as long as I’m consistent?” PAT ROBERTSON: Well, Brad, it is. I don’t know exactly what you’re doing, but without question you can set up something at home. You can have one of those rubber bands for pulling. It doesn’t take many weights. You can go to an athletic supply store. I like a weight bench. It’s just a bench that you can lie down on. And you can do all kinds of exercises with low weights. You don’t have to have 100 pound stuff. You can take 20 pounds, 15, 25, 30 pounds, whatever, and you can do exercise for your tris, your biceps. You can do stuff for your legs, your back. It’s all there. You can do these things like this. KRISTI WATTS: Everything. PAT ROBERTSON: Everything at home. KRISTI WATTS: You know what’s so cool, Pat, is I have recently been on this new plan, which I will share later, but not today. And I’ve actually been working out at home with just bands alone. And before I would go to the gym three to four times a week, and I would exercise almost two hours each time. And now I’m only exercising a half an hour each time, just with bands, not with weights, and I’ve got greater results doing that. It’s incredible. You just have to be consistent and know what you’re doing and have a plan. PAT ROBERTSON: You can do it. And you can do sit ups. You can do pushups. You can do all kinds of stuff for your core just at home. It’s real easy, leg lifts, things like this. It’s very simple. KRISTI WATTS: That’s true. PAT ROBERTSON: And a half an hour of running two or three times a week doesn’t hurt either, either running or jogging. You’ve got it. But make sure you’re consistent. All right. KRISTI WATTS: That’s true. And just keep moving. All right. Well, we have a question from Natasha, and she says, “Pat, I’m in my forties, and I’d like to know what you think is good for maintaining a healthy digestive tract. Are there certain foods and/or supplements I should be having?” PAT ROBERTSON: I like oat bran. You can get it in a box. It doesn’t taste terribly good, but you can cook it with oatmeal. Oatmeal is very good for you. Oat bran mixed with oatmeal is good for you. Vegetables, like carrots and celery and broccoli and these kinds of vegetables. KRISTI WATTS: Green stuff. PAT ROBERTSON: Yes. Well, the ones with fiber in them can flush through your digestive tract. Stay away from fatty meat. Stay away from sweets. And exercise. If you exercise and drink your eight glasses of water and so forth, your digestive tract will be just great. KRISTI WATTS: Exactly. PAT ROBERTSON: All right. I’m sure yours is just great. KRISTI WATTS: It is. It’s wonderful. PAT ROBERTSON: We don’t want to get personal. KRISTI WATTS: I was about to say, don’t want to get personal. PAT ROBERTSON: That’s right. What? KRISTI WATTS: But I feel free. Howard writes in and says, “I know I’m supposed to eat plenty of fish to get omega-3 fat in my diet, but which types of fish are richest in omega-3?” PAT ROBERTSON: All kinds of tuna fish, codfish. KRISTI WATTS: What about salmon? I thought salmon was really good. PAT ROBERTSON: Mackerel, salmon. Well, it depends on—salmon is kind of a mixed bag. It depends on where it’s grown. The so-called Atlantic salmon is normally grown in little fish farms, and they feed it cornmeal and things like that. But I think so-called coldwater fish, the ones I mentioned, cod, mackerel. But there are a whole lot of fish. You want to be careful of mercury. So that’s another consideration. But go ahead. KRISTI WATTS: Got you. Okay, next question. Lynn writes in and she says, “Spas seem to use aromatherapy a lot. Do you think aromatherapy can actually relieve stress and help you relax or is it just hype?” PAT ROBERTSON: No, I think a lot of it is hype. But I do think that breathing the fragrance of lovely flowers, that’s very relaxing. KRISTI WATTS: Isn’t it though? I love it. PAT ROBERTSON: Yes. Yes. KRISTI WATTS: And when you think about it, Pat, when we respond to our senses, what we smell, what we hear, what we taste, what we feel, if those are all in the “hoo-ah” zone, we can really relieve stress. PAT ROBERTSON: You do that, huh? KRISTI WATTS: I do. Listen, I will take a bath. I will have my nice music on. I will have my candles. PAT ROBERTSON: Oh, brother. KRISTI WATTS: Oh, brother. I’m waiting until you start going like this: ah, ah, ah, ah. PAT ROBERTSON: Well, I’m not into all those things, thank you very much. But the answer is there is a lot about aromatherapy that’s just pure hype. But at the same time, there is some science backing up some of these things, that it does relax you and makes you feel good. KRISTI WATTS: Well, do you ever take baths and like have candles and music on? PAT ROBERTSON: No, I don’t have candles and music on. I take showers. KRISTI WATTS: You’re curious. PAT ROBERTSON: Yes, well, anyhow, a bath is nice. KRISTI WATTS: Yes. PAT ROBERTSON: Yes. Okay. Go ahead. KRISTI WATTS: Nathan writes in and says, “Pat, what causes skin moles?” KRISTI WATTS: Oh, this is a good question. “I’ve had some since I was young, but some people don’t have any at all. Is it in my genes or is it something else? How can I tell if a mole is cancerous?” KRISTI WATTS: Good question. PAT ROBERTSON: Nathan, it’s, in my opinion, pretty much genetic. But it can be, when it’s cancerous, you have a serious problem. And it’s often on your back where you can’t see it. You have to look for irregular growth. You have to look for varied colors in the mole. And if it’s growing extraordinarily, just growing out of hand, you’d better see a skin doctor, a dermatologist, to see if they can’t take them off. Usually, you can take those things off at a fairly early stage, and you don’t get hurt. But if you let it hang around, these things can cause very, very serious cancer, and they can kill people. I was at the bedside of a man who died. He had a mole right down on his side. KRISTI WATTS: Oh, wow. Yes. PAT ROBERTSON: He was overweight. He was a big guy. And he developed this mole, and it killed him. So where does it come from? Well, it’s cells that have gone out of—well, that’s what all cancer is. The cells begin to proliferate out of control. And they grow and spread, and they invade the rest of your body. So get after them. Don’t just say, “Well, these are okay.” But the average mole, I mean, hey, it’s just one of those things. And most people have them. KRISTI WATTS: That’s true. Hey, Pete, do we have time for more? One more? Okay. “Macular degeneration . . . .” KRISTI WATTS: That’s a big word. Try to say that three times fast. “. . . . runs in my family, and I want to lower my risk of developing it. I have read I should avoid flaxseed oil. Do you think that’s true?” KRISTI WATTS: First of all, I don’t know what macular degeneration is. PAT ROBERTSON: Well, the macula, the part of the eye, you go blind. And the thing that is good for that is lutein. And if you take those particular vitamins, but lutein particularly, it can help alleviate the problem with macular degeneration. But I don’t know whether flaxseed causes anything with macular degeneration. But it doesn’t hurt to have—like everything, you want circulation in your brain. You want circulation in your eyes. And you want those things, like l-carnitine and stuff like that, that will bring about the appropriate circulation. But macular degeneration is a very serious thing. And if you can do something to alleviate it, you’re better off. Okay. KRISTI WATTS: Cool. Interesting. Well, we’re done with that. But we’re going to continue with Skinny Wednesday. PAT ROBERTSON: All right. KRISTI WATTS: I’ve got a question for you. You’ve exercised. You’ve dieted. You’ve lost the weight. GRAPHIC: SHEDDING EXCESS SKIN But now how do you get rid of all that excess skin? Have you ever asked that question? I know I have. Well, today, we’re going to find out when Extreme Makeover’s Dr. Anthony Griffin joins us, later on, on today’s 700 Club. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * SPOT 3A: CURVES Announcer: So you’ve finally decided that it’s the right time for you to lose weight. That’s great. And maybe you’re considering going to Weight Watchers. Woman #1: Weight Watchers? Woman #2: Oh, no, girl. Woman #3: What’s going on? Woman #1: You’re going to try something new. Woman #3: I am? Woman #2: We’re clear. Go, go, go, go, go! Announcer: Introducing the new Curves 30-Day Diet Plan. It’s clinically proven and a brand-new way to lose weight and keep it off, without counting points forever. 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ANNOUNCER: Call today. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * NEXT DAY PROMO GRAPHIC: AT THE BUS STOP LEE WEBB: Tomorrow. One word summed up her life. Woman: Abuse. Mental, emotional, spiritual, psychological, sexual abuse. LEE WEBB: So she joined the crowd. Woman: By the time I became an adolescent, I was like, “Dude, why try?” LEE WEBB: The day she tried to end it all . . . . Woman: I had no plans to get on the bus. I was timing my leap into the street. LEE WEBB: . . . . and the stranger that saved her life. Woman: He said, “Don’t you dare. Don’t you dare give up.” LEE WEBB: Tomorrow on The 700 Club. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * KRISTI WATTS: Well, reaching a healthy weight through diet and exercise is a big accomplishment. So is having a baby. But both of them can actually leave you with a lot of excess skin. Take a look. SET-UP PIECE KRISTI WATTS: Maybe you’ve been exercising and eating right, and you’ve lost all the weight. But you still aren’t happy with your appearance. Dr. Anthony Griffin is a plastic surgeon from Beverly Hills. He says plastic surgery could help people who have loose skin due to extreme weight loss. While exercise and good eating habits are the way to permanent weight loss, Dr. Griffin believes surgery can boost a person’s self esteem and body image. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * GUEST: ANTHONY GRIFFIN, MD KRISTI WATTS: Please welcome back to The 700 Club Dr. Anthony Griffin. Thank you so much for being here with us. I appreciate you. Anthony Griffin, MD: Thank you. Thank you. Thanks for having me. KRISTI WATTS: Okay, so before we even start the interview, can I just say whenever you want to do free surgery, I’m here for you. Anthony Griffin, MD: You just want to put that out there. KRISTI WATTS: Just want to put it out there. Anthony Griffin, MD: Just put it out there. KRISTI WATTS: On TV. National. International. How do you determine who gets surgery? In other words, there are some people who have weight issues. And they come in and they say, “Okay, I want liposuction. Can you lift it, tuck it, do the whole nine yards?” Versus a person who has really, really worked out and there is this excess skin. How do you determine as a doctor which surgery would be more beneficial? Do you know what I’m saying? Anthony Griffin, MD: Yes. The guidelines are that surgery is not a weight loss product. So we don’t do that for you to lose weight. So once a person is kind of within their ideal body weight or close to that, I think when they have extra skin and it’s hanging over the belt or they can’t actually take care of themselves, like hygienically or it interferes with their ability to work out and things like that. So those are the general guidelines. But then, of course, they have to be emotionally in a good place also. It can’t just be after some tragedy, divorce or something like, thinking that surgery is going to change their life. KRISTI WATTS: Okay, well, I love to see pictures. So let’s show some before and after pictures of different surgeries. These aren’t necessarily ones that you have done, but these are definite pictures of—right behind you. Anthony Griffin, MD: Now, this is a classic example of where all this extra skin she’s not going to get rid of based on diet and exercise. So you can kind of see how it’s loose. It’s hanging. And that’s a perfect surgical candidate. And you can see she got a great result. KRISTI WATTS: Is that the same person? Anthony Griffin, MD: That is the same person. KRISTI WATTS: Wow. That’s incredible. That’s interesting, because one of my favorite shows is The Biggest Loser. And I always thought when people are really, really, really large, can your skin tighten back? Anthony Griffin, MD: Your skin has a limited ability to tighten back. Again, the general rule is the faster you lose the weight, the more skin you’re going to have to deal with. KRISTI WATTS: Sure. Anthony Griffin, MD: I’ve had patients, a couple of patients, who have lost a hundred pounds through diet and exercise over a couple of years, and they have a very minimal skin excess. So somebody like this, for example, you can see these kind of look like early surgical pictures, but again, they’re not going to lose that extra. Sometimes we take off ten more pounds of just extra skin. KRISTI WATTS: Wow. Anthony Griffin, MD: Yes. So you’re not going to get rid of that. So those kind of people are a perfect candidate. You can see that this patient has had obviously some other types of abdominal surgery. Again, they’re not going to get rid of this. I don’t know who the surgeon was on this, but those scars look very early. And I think those scars actually can be improved as well. KRISTI WATTS: Got you. Do we have another picture, or did we hit all three. Was that it? Yes, I think this is our third and final one. Anthony Griffin, MD: Again, this looks like a patient . . . . KRISTI WATTS: That seems awfully intense. Anthony Griffin, MD: This looks like a patient that’s had one of those gastric bypass type surgeries. You can see the vertical scar. Again, this looks early because of the redness of the scars. But again, they would not get rid of all those extra folds and lumps by themselves. KRISTI WATTS: Well, here is a question that I know many women deal with, and before we get to the abdominal, the arm that waves back. Anthony Griffin, MD: The batwings. KRISTI WATTS: The batwings. Anthony Griffin, MD: The batwings. Yes. Yes. KRISTI WATTS: And I always think if you just do enough biceps and triceps, that will get rid of it. Anthony Griffin, MD: Yes, it’s funny. I get a lot of patients who come in with their husbands and say, “Well, Doc, all she needs is to work out.” Well, you’re not going to get enough muscle to take care of that extra skin. It’s like having a suit being a 46, and you’re size 40. There’s just no way. You’ve got to get rid of the extra fabric. So that’s what you’re seeing there. And again, I don’t like that particular incision. I like to keep my incision just like a tailor does, right in the arm crease if I can. I try not to make this, because, again, people don’t like that incision later on because there is a seam here, and they can’t wear sleeveless things. KRISTI WATTS: Got you. Okay, this might be an interesting question, but a lot of times when we think about plastic surgery, we always think about the elite, the privileged, the Hollywood. And now it has become more mainstream. But in kind of the Christian world, the Christian world kind of frowns at it and say, “Well, are you being too vain?” Well, you’re a Christian, so what do you say about that? Anthony Griffin, MD: Well, again, I don’t think God would put plastic surgeons on this earth if they didn’t have a use for them. And again, I think most of what we do is reconstructive. There is a place for cosmetic surgery, and it’s a personal decision. And I don’t think it can be dictated by any one religious view or whatever. It’s totally personal. I think, though, the people I see that struggle the most with it are Christians, because they’re not sure that they should do this. “I don’t know if God wants me to do this.” And the test is, if you’re living right, you’re walking in the Spirit, do whatever you want to do. KRISTI WATTS: Brother, I’m so with you. You have freed me. You have freed me. Anthony Griffin, MD: Can I get a word? KRISTI WATTS: Okay. I think we have one more picture, and that’s with leg reduction. Anthony Griffin, MD: Yes. KRISTI WATTS: This is interesting, because I look at this, and I say, seriously, weights aren’t going to help that a little bit better? Anthony Griffin, MD: Weights are not going to help that. Again, a lot of us are dealing with this as plastic surgeons, because what happens is people like this can’t work out. They have difficulty with hygiene. And being able to get them on the treadmill or in the gym is really troublesome for them. So you really have to end up dealing with the extra skin. Now, in this case, it looks like they had not only an incision in the seam, but they also had the one going down the leg. And unfortunately, because the excess is in both directions, not only up, but around, you’re trying to create a smaller circumference. So unfortunately you have to do both incisions. KRISTI WATTS: Interesting. Okay, at the very top of the show, we promoed something called an eMatrix? Anthony Griffin, MD: Yes. KRISTI WATTS: What is that? What is that? Anthony Griffin, MD: EMatrix is a new technology using infrared waves, sort of like microwave technology. It goes below the skin. I think it’s perfect for people with darker skin tones, because the laser can be too harsh for it. KRISTI WATTS: Are you talking about your face or your body? What are you talking about? Anthony Griffin, MD: It’s for your face, for skin tightening, eMatrix. KRISTI WATTS: Really? So rather than a facelift, I can do the eMatrix, and it will kind of like tighten me up? Like that? Anthony Griffin, MD: Right. For a lot of people, like people with pigment in their skin, they usually don’t have to deal with wrinkles, but they do deal with sagginess. Black don’t crack, but it sags. So this machine does that. It tightens the skin. KRISTI WATTS: Okay. Well, real quick, before we end, let’s talk about people who are black or people of color. Surgeries can be challenging because of the keloid effect. So how can a person of color maybe get some form of plastic surgery without having to deal with all the keloids? Anthony Griffin, MD: I deal with that all the time. It’s a good question, because there are certain stitch material that does irritate the skin of black folks. Just like cosmetics. People can be allergic to certain cosmetics. Certain stitch material that I don’t use, particularly those dissolving ones, can also cause keloid formation. So the other thing is most people who are prone to keloid, also you want to limit the types of incisions that you do. So we tend to do things underneath and hide all our little scars. KRISTI WATTS: Got you. Good to know. Well, I’m done. Is there anything else you want to say? Anthony Griffin, MD: That’s it. KRISTI WATTS: Okay, I’ll be at your office knocking on your door one of these days. Thank you so much for being here. Anthony Griffin, MD: All right. Nice to be here. KRISTI WATTS: I appreciate you. I appreciate you. Well, Pat, I’m throwing it over to you. PAT ROBERTSON: You don’t need it. Don’t get it. All right. Still ahead, a woman sat down to dinner at her sister’s house. That’s the last thing she remembered. Woman: When I came to myself, I said, “What’s going on? Did we eat dinner?” And she said, “Yes, we had dinner, but it’s been two weeks since that dinner.” PAT ROBERTSON: Find out what happened during that missing two weeks, after this. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * SPOT 5A: MISSING – BETHANY HOUSE Announcer: New from New York Time’s bestselling author, Beverly Lewis, The Missing. A painful absence, a desperate search, an unlikely friendship. Will Grace’s search for truth lead to hope or heartache? The Missing. Book two in the Seasons of Grace series, from Beverly Lewis, America’s favorite author of Amish fiction. Get your copy today, from Bethany House. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * SPOT 5B: ALERT USA Dr. Joyce Brothers: Hi, I’m Dr. Joyce Brothers. Those of us who are independent and live alone shouldn’t do so without having emergency protection. And for reliability and peace of mind, I recommend Alert USA. Announcer: With Alert USA, if you ever need assistance, just press your pendant to be connected to an operator who can summon help to your home 24 hours a day. Dr. Joyce Brothers: I’ve been giving advice for many years, and I believe Alert USA provides the best emergency support and value for your dollar. Call now for a free brochure. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * PAT ROBERTSON: Not long ago in China, a group of villagers found an abandoned baby in the woods. They tried to save her life, but they soon realized the baby needed more help than they could give. SAVING GRACE TERRY MEEUWSEN: It was an early morning in Shenyang when villagers found Baby G abandoned in the woods. She was almost frozen to death when they brought her to the woman everyone knows as Mama Xia. Mama Xia: I always tell people that whenever they find abandoned babies or homeless children that no one wants, they can bring them to me, and I will take care of them. TERRY MEEUWSEN: Mama Xia is a Christian and works for her church. So far, she has already helped six orphans and has very little money to spare. But she knew she had to do something for Baby G. Doctors told her that this child had serious heart problems and that she would need surgery soon. Mama Xia: I was willing to do everything to save her life. I’m old. I have already enjoyed a long life. But this baby, she has her whole life ahead of her. So every night, I fell to my knees and cried out to the Lord to have mercy and provide money for surgery. At the same time, I asked my whole church to pray for her. TERRY MEEUWSEN: Someone at Mama Xia’s church encouraged her to call CBN. Mama Xia: God is so amazing, so almighty. He brought me CBN to help this baby. TERRY MEEUWSEN: CBN provided free surgery for Baby G, and it was a complete success, so much so that afterwards, Mama Xia could barely recognize the child. Mama Xia: She used to just cry and cry. But now she smiles all the time. I cannot tell you how happy I was when I saw that first smile. I thank God that He did not forget us. TERRY MEEUWSEN: Today, Baby G goes by a new name: Grace. Mama Xia: She would have already died if it had not been for God’s grace. My prayer is that now she will grow up and serve God. Thank you. I know that we’re a family in Christ. And because of what you have given, a baby’s entire life has been changed. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * PAT ROBERTSON: Who knows what little baby Grace will accomplish as she grows up? It’s just so wonderful that somebody can take that child and give her hope and give her a life and give her joy. GRAPHIC: 1-800-759-0700 CBN.COM That’s part of what we’re doing. We’re helping somebody to help some child. And there are thousands of children who are in need of help. And it’s just amazing what a little bit can do in those foreign countries, just a little bit. It doesn’t take much. A little bit can make a life, a life of not just a baby, but a teenager and an adult and a useful member of society and somebody who will serve the Lord. So if you want to participate, let me ask you to join The 700 Club. It’s 1-800-759-0700. And for those of you who join our 700 Club, I want to give you a little DVD called Miracles Beyond Measure. GRAPHIC: JOIN NOW TO RECEIVE YOUR COPY! 1-800-759-0700 CBN.COM It speaks about what Jesus said. He said, “The works that I do, you shall do, and greater works than these, because I’m going to My Father.” You want this, because it will open the door for you in a whole new realm of miraculous power. Call in: 1-800-759-0700. KRISTI WATTS: Well, speaking of miraculous power, Pat, we have an amazing story. PAT ROBERTSON: Yes. All right. KRISTI WATTS: Brenda Robinson, she was a young wife and mother of two toddlers. But sometimes Brenda couldn’t even remember the names of her children, even if she was looking right at them. Well, more memory losses continued for six years, along with epileptic seizures, until Brenda decided to put a stop to them once and for all. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * BRENDA ROBINSON TIM BRANSON: It began with a small headache. Twenty-four-year-old Brenda Robinson dismissed the pain, blaming it on fatigue. The last thing she remembers was sitting down for dinner at her sister’s. Brenda Robinson: When I came to myself, I said, “What’s going on?” And I said, “Did we eat dinner?” And she said, “Yes, we had dinner, but it was two weeks.” She said, “It’s been two weeks ago since that dinner.” She said, “You’ve had probably about a hundred seizures, gran mal epileptic seizures, in two weeks.” I started to move, and I couldn’t move. I was paralyzed. And she said, “Your speech has even been paralyzed.” She said, “You’ve tried to talk to us for two weeks, and you couldn’t talk, because the seizures paralyzed your speech.” TIM BRANSON: Two weeks, including several visits to the hospital, had vanished from her memory. She was diagnosed with gran mal epilepsy, which brought on violent, debilitating seizures. The seizures were difficult for her whole family, including her husband, Dan. Dan Robinson: Five or six men couldn’t hold her down when she was having one, because it was almost like she was super strong, because her muscles and all would be so tense. TIM BRANSON: The doctor that Brenda saw had told her that a bruise on her brain was causing the seizures. According to him, Brenda would never heal. Brenda Robinson: They told my husband that I would die at the age of 30, that my heart would not hold up to the convulsions, nor my kidneys. And so they literally said that, “At the age of 30, she will die.” TIM BRANSON: Brenda longed to live a normal life. Instead she lived in fear, never knowing what would set off the next seizure. Dan Robinson: She could drop something and just fear would run all over me. Or a door could shut, and fear would just run all over me that I wasn’t there maybe to catch her, or she was having a seizure or she was hurting herself or something like that. And I lived for six years in fear. TIM BRANSON: Brenda says she lost all hope. Brenda Robinson: Do you know what it’s like to watch your two children sit on the floor and them babies, and I’m watching them, and I don’t even know their names, because it takes my memory? Do you know what it’s like to convulse and hurt from the top of your head to the bottom of your feet and not be able to move? TIM BRANSON: She could only think of one solution: suicide. Brenda Robinson: I sat down at my table with my bottle of pills, with my tablet and my pen to write, and a bottle of water. And I was going to write Dan a note. And I had it set up to where the only one that would find me would be Dan. TIM BRANSON: But Brenda never even got the chance to write the suicide letter. Brenda Robinson: And as I sat down to write, they didn’t knock. They burst in my front door. My mother and my sister walked in. And my mother had her Bible in her hand. And she slammed it on the table, and she looked at me, and she said, “The Lord woke me up in the wee hours of the morning and told me that you think today is your death day.” She said, “But this is not your death day.” She said, “This is the day that you start living.” TIM BRANSON: Brenda’s mother prayed with her, and Brenda rededicated her life to Christ. Brenda Robinson: Inside of me, an audible voice spoke and said, “You’re healed. The hindrance is gone.” I knew that God had healed me. I knew it was His voice. TIM BRANSON: Brenda was 30 years old when she heard God’s voice and the seizures stopped, the same age doctors said she would never live to see. Brenda now has a new doctor. Robert Madden, MD (Neurologist): In the nine years I’ve known her, we’ve had no seizure activity and no treatment for the seizure activity. Brenda Robinson: I still have people to this day waiting to see me have a seizure. It will never happen. It will never happen, because what God does, He does permanently. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * HOSTS PRAY FOR NEEDS KRISTI WATTS: The miracle working power of Jesus Christ. I tell you, Pat, that just makes me want to jump up and down and shout. Come on now! PAT ROBERTSON: She’s going to die at 30, but she’s not dying. Eight years later, she’s alive! KRISTI WATTS: Come on. Come on. PAT ROBERTSON: I shall die. I shall live and glorify the Lord. KRISTI WATTS: Yes. Yes. PAT ROBERTSON: On September the 6th, Germana of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, noticed a lump on her neck about the size of her little fingernail. She started having headaches and dizziness. Then on September 10th, she was watching The 700 Club. Kristi, you had a word of knowledge: “The Lord is healing somebody with a lump at the very, very back of your head. The Lord is healing that.” Germana put her hand on her neck and felt something warm. And guess what? The lump went, fast. KRISTI WATTS: The miracle working power of Jesus Christ. PAT ROBERTSON: All right. What have you got? KRISTI WATTS: Bobbie of St. Louis, Missouri, began having pains in her back and ribcage. An MRI was done which showed a mass in her colon. Her doctor scheduled a colonoscopy. The day before that appointment, she was watching The 700 Club. Pat, you had a word of knowledge. You said, “There is someone with a mass in your abdomen. God is reaching in and that mass is gone, in Jesus’ name.” Bobbie claimed that word for herself. The next morning she underwent the colonoscopy and the results came back showing no mass. Everything was normal. PAT ROBERTSON: We don’t know these people. But God knows. He knows you. And look, what’s the problem? What have you got? Let’s take it to the Lord right now. We don’t have a lot of time, but we don’t need a lot of time. We’re going to join hands. We’re going to believe God. “Father, in the name of Jesus, we hold before you the members of this audience, the people who are suffering, whoever they are and wherever they are, in the name of Jesus.” Somebody has been healed of a ruptured spleen right now, in the name of Jesus. Healed. KRISTI WATTS: There’s a person, you actually say this phrase: “It feels like lightning is in my head and behind my eyes.” The Lord is healing you right now, in the name of Jesus. The double vision is gone. PAT ROBERTSON: Thank you, Lord. KRISTI WATTS: Thank you, Father God. PAT ROBERTSON: Thank you. A splitting migraine headache. The Lord has just lifted that. Those migraines are leaving you. You will not have any more headaches, in the name of Jesus. KRISTI WATTS: Thank you, Jesus. PAT ROBERTSON: Now, Lord, heal people. Touch people’s lives. And may your name be honored and glorified. Thank you, Lord. Amen. KRISTI WATTS: Amen. PAT ROBERTSON: And amen. KRISTI WATTS: Amen. PAT ROBERTSON: Well, thank you for being with us. Thank you, Kristi. KRISTI WATTS: Thank you, Pat. I tell you, God is good. Don’t you love sometimes when you listen to these stories and watch them, it gets your spirit all riled up. I’m all riled up. PAT ROBERTSON: That song, “God is good all the time.” KRISTI WATTS: All the time. PAT ROBERTSON: He’s good all the time. KRISTI WATTS: Yes. PAT ROBERTSON: You can bring your problems to Him. And if you need prayer, by the way, even though the show isn’t on your air at the time because it’s limited, our counselors are still there. GRAPHIC: 1-800-759-0700 CBN.COM They’re still on the telephones. They still love you: 1-800-759-0700. Somebody is here who cares. Well, we leave you today with these words from Romans 8:27, . . . . GRAPHIC: Romans 8:27 “He who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will.” (NKJV) . . . . “He who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will.” Lord willing, we’ll see you tomorrow. Until then, goodbye. GRAPHIC: COPYRIGHT 2009 CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING NETWORK * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * END SPOT: YOU WERE THERE TERRY MEEUWSEN: I have the privilege of traveling all over the world and seeing firsthand the life-changing things you make possible through your partnership. Thank you for joining The 700 Club. Here in India, you’re demonstrating the love of God to such wonderful people, most of who are in great need, both physically and spiritually. You’re bringing hope and joy to millions around the world, just like you did for Akhtar and Rasheed. They were abandoned by their father, left to hunt for food and sleep on the streets. You gave them a wonderful new home and a bright, happy future. Your monthly gift makes it possible to heal the sick, feed the hungry and preach the Gospel, both at home in America and throughout the world. So please watch for this mailing and send in your pledge. Imagine lifting someone’s life out of despair and filling it with hope instead. That’s what you make possible every day, and it only happens because you were there.


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