Televangelist Pat Robertson on Monday encouraged families who could not pay their bills to become “partners” of his ministry because “it’s just $20 a month.”
At the end of Monday’s 700 Club broadcast, Robertson told the story of D.L and Deborah Hobby, who “lived large” in a 4,600-square-foot home until the housing market crashed and their real estate business dried up.
After selling their home at a “huge loss,” the Hobbys declared Chapter 13 bankruptcy in 2010. The “defeated” family of four was forced to move into a 1,000-square-foot home.
“That is when we really started to focus on God,” D.L. Hobby recalled.
“D.L. and Deborah did agree on one thing: They would keep on tithing despite their financial difficulties,” a CBN narrator explained. “The Hobbys began to watch The 700 Club and eventually became partners.”
“There were so many stories on there that gave me hope through God’s word,” Deborah Hobby told CBN. “And it just encouraged us.”
That’s when “amazing things started to happen,” the report noted. “Deborah’s business eventually started to rebound. And within two years of the bankruptcy, the Hobbys bought a larger home.”