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Christian World News: March 1, 2013

On CWN March1: Egyptian Copts detained and tortured in Libya, Hundreds of thousands displaced by Mozambique floods, Syria Civil War devastating Christian community, and more. Read Transcript


George: TODAY ON

CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS, POPE

BENEDICT XVI GOES INTO

RETIREMENT.

THOUSANDS GATHERED TO WISH

THIS POPULAR POPE FAREWELL.

SUCH UNKNOWN, UNWANTED AND

UNLOVED, MILLIONS OF

CHILDREN WITHOUT PARENTS

STRUGGLE TO SURVIVE.

BUT NOW THE CHURCH IN ONE

EUROPEAN NATION IS LEADING

THE EFFORT TO SAVE ORPHANS.

AND THIS INDIAN WOMAN PRAYED

TO THE HINDU GODS HER WHOLE

LIFE, BUT SHI NEVER KNEW

PEACE UNTIL SHE GOT AN

ANSWER SHE DIDN'T EXPECT.

POPE BENEDICT XVI BIDS

FAREWELL TO THE FAITHFUL.

HELLO, EVERYONE, I'M GEORGE

THOMAS.

TENS OF THOUSANDS GATHERED

IN THE PAPEL SQUARE ON THE

EVE OF HIS HISTORIC

RESIGNATION THIS WEEK.

THE 85-YEAR-OLD PONTIFF USED

HIS LAST MESSAGE TO REMIND

CATHOLICS AROUND THE WORLD

TO STAY FAITHFUL TO GOD'S

WORD.

MARK MARTIN HAS THE STORY.

Reporter: HE WAS

SURRENDERED BY TENS OF

THOUSANDS OF THE FAITHFUL.

MANY PRESSING IN TO CATCH A

GLIMPSE OF THEIR SPIRITUAL

LEADER AS HE DROVE BY ON HIS

POPEMOBILE.

IT IS SUCH A MONUMENTAL

TIME.

NO POPE HAS RESIGNED THE WAY

HE HAS DONE, AND IT IS

SOMETHING WE HAVE TO SEE.

Reporter: AND THEN HE

TOOK THE STAGE, SMILING,

TAKING IT ALL IN.

THE CROWDS RESPONDING WITH

LONG-STANDING OVATIONS.

IT WAS, IN MANY WAYS, POPE

BENEDICT XVI'S MOMENT TO

REMINISCE ONE LAST TIME.

Translator: ON APRIL 19,

ALMOST EIGHT YEARS AGO, I

HAD THE CERTAINTY WHICH HAS

ALWAYS STAYED WITH ME, OF

THE LIFE OF THE CHURCH

COMING FROM GOD'S WORD.

Reporter: 50,000 PLUS

PEOPLE CAME FROM AROUND THE

WORLD, WAVING FLAGS AND

CARRYING BANNERS SAYING

THANK YOU.

HE RESIGNS AS LEADER OF THE

WORLDS 1.2 BILLION

CATHOLICS.

HE THANKED HIS CARDINALS FOR

THEIR SUPPORT AND FOR

HONORING HIS DECISION TO

BECOME THE FIRST POPE IN 600

YEARS TO RESIGN.

LOVING THE CHURCH MEANS

HAVING THE COURAGE TO MAKE

DIFFICULT CHOICES, HAVING

ALWAYS IN FRONT OF US THE

GOOD OF THE CHURCH AND NOT

OURSELVES.

Reporter: SPECULATION

HAS BEEN RIFE OVER WHAT

PROMPTED THE POPE TO

RESIGN.

I THINK JUST THE KIND OF

WEIGHT OF THE JOB ON SOMEONE

WHO IS RELATIVELY FRAIL AND

VERY OLD, YOU KNOW, JUST

TOOK ITS TOLL AND IT WAS

TIME FOR HIM TO GO.

Reporter: AND YET

BENEDICT SPOKE OF CARRYING A

HEAVY BURDEN DURING HIS

TENURE.

THE WORDS THAT HAVE

RESONATED IN MY HEART HAVE

BEEN, LORD, WHY ARE YOU

ASKING ME?

IT IS A GREAT BURDEN YOU

PLACED ON MY SHOULDERS, BUT

IF YOU ASK, I WILL ACCEPT.

Reporter: PROMISING

NEVER TO ABANDON THE MESSAGE

OF THE CROSS, BENEDICT WILL

BECOME POPE ARMERIDUS, AND

HE WILL MINUS HIS TRADEMARK

RED SHOES.

THE COLLEGE OF CARDINALS

WILL MEET THIS MONTH TO

SELECT A NEW POPE.

HE WILL RETURN TO THE

VATICAN TO LIVE IN A

CONVENT.

George: THANKS, MARK.

TURNING TO THE MIDDLE EAST

WHERE ABOUT 100 COPTIC

CHRISTIANS HAVE BEEN

DETAINED IN LIBYA.

HERON, ON LINE, REPORTS THAT

THE MEN ARE ACCUSED OF

SPREADING THE GOSPEL.

THE COPTIC REPORT SAYS THEY

ARE EGYPTIANS LIVING IN

LIBYA WHO WERE TAKEN

CAPTIVE.

THE MEN REPORTEDLY HAVE BEEN

TORTURED.

THE COPTIC ARCHBISHOP

RESPONSIBLE FOR LIBYA SAID

IT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE THAT

SO MANY COPTIC CHRISTIANS

DECIDED TO PROVINCIAL

PROSYLTIZE IN ANOTHER

COUNTRY.

SYRIA'S 2,000-YEAR-OLD

CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY IS BEING

DEVASTATED BY THE CHRISTIAN

WAR.

THEY INTERVIEWED OVER 100

CHRISTIAN SYRIANS IN

LEBANON.

THEY SAY MALITIA ARE DRIVING

THEM OUT BECAUSE OF THEIR

CHRISTIAN FAITH.

ONE WOMAN SAYS HER SON AND

HUSBAND WERE SHOT IN THE

HEAD JUST BECAUSE THEY WERE

CHRISTIANS.

IT IS THE SECOND LARGEST IN

THE MIDDLE EAST AFTER

EGYPT.

TODAY WHOLE VILLAGES

DISAPPEAR WHEN ISLAMIC

REBELS ARRIVE.

A LEBANESE PATRIARCH SAYS IT

IS, QUOTE,"A GREAT EXITOUS

TAKING PLACE IN SILENCE."

RECENTLY CBN MIDDLE EAST

BUREAU CHIEF CHRIS MITCHELL

SPOKE WITH LILA ABOUT

PERSECUTION ABOUT CHRISTIANS

IN SYRIA AND THE MIDDLE

EAST.

WHAT IS YOUR SITUATION IN

SYRIA RIGHT NOW,

SPECIFICALLY FOR

CHRISTIANS?

IT IS VERY HARD TO TELL

RIGHT NOW.

THE PROBLEM IS THAT THE

REBELS ARE SAYING THAT THE

ASSAD GOVERNMENT IS KILLING

THE CHRISTIANS, AND VICE

VERSA, AND NOBODY REALLY CAN

TELL.

THEY'RE FLEEING, AND THEY'RE

VERY MUCH CAUGHT IN THE

CROSS-FIRE.

CHURCHES HAVE BEEN

DESTROYED, AND THERE ARE

TERRIBLE REPORTS COMING OUT,

BUT IT IS HARD TO SIFT

THROUGH THEM AT THIS TIME.

SYRIA IS SORT OF THE

LATEST EXAMPLE OF WHAT IS

HAPPENING IN THE ARAB

SPRING.

WHAT IMPACT HAS THE ARAB

SPRING HAD ON CHRISTIANS IN

THE MIDDLE EAST?

WHAT IT HAS DONE IS IT

HAS OVERTHROWN STRONG MEN,

LIKE MUBARAK, AND SOON

PROBABLY ASSAD, WHO KEPT A

TIGHT REIGN AGAINST ISLAMIST

TERRORISM.

BUT WHAT IS HAPPENING NOW IS

THAT IN EGYPT, THE ISLAMISTS

ARE NOW IN CHARGE.

THE GOVERNMENT IS

IMPLICITALLY INVOLVED, AND

PERHAPS MORE.

THEIR CHURCHES, YOU SAY,

ARE ATTACKED FOR, I THINK,

SOMETIMES YOUNG CHRISTIAN

WOMEN ARE KIDNAPPED?

YES.

THERE ARE TERRIBLE STUFF

GOING ON WITH CHRISTIAN

WOMEN, RAPE AND KIDNAPPING

AND FORCED MARRIAGES.

THE VILLAGES ARE INVADED AND

BURNED BECAUSE OF RUMOR OF

SOMEONE HAVING AN AFFAIR, A

MUSLIM MAN WITH A CHRISTIAN

WOMAN.

HONOR IS AT STAKE.

THIS JUST HAPPENED A FEW

MONTHS AGO IN EGYPT.

IT IS NOT JUST EGYPT.

IT IS HAPPENING IN NORTH

AFRICA AS WELL, AND AS WE'VE

SEEN, SYRIA IS A MESS.

IRAQ HAS BEEN DEVASTATED BY

THIS.

SOMETIMES IT IS

STATE-SPONSORED TERRORISM,

BUT IT IS ALSO MOBS AND

VIGILANTES THAT ARE NOT

SUPPRESSED BY GOVERNMENTS IN

OTHER PLACES.

YOU SAY IN YOUR BOOK THIS

HAS HAPPENED BEFORE, IT IS A

PHENOMENON, AND IT IS HIS

HISTORICAL AND IT HAS

HAPPENED SEVERAL DECADES

AGO.

THE SLOGAN, FIRST THE

SATURDAY PEOPLE AND THEN THE

SUNDAY PEOPLE HAS TO DO WITH

THE JEWS AND THE

CHRISTIANS.

THE SAYING MEANS THEY WILL

REMOVE THE JEWS FROM THEIR

COUNTRIES AND THEN THEY WILL

REMOVE THE CHRISTIANS.

THE JEWS ARE GONE.

ESSENTIALLY 850,000 JEWS

WERE KICKED OUT OF ARAB

LANDS, MUSLIM LANDS, BETWEEN

1948 AND 1970.

AND I THINK THERE ARE LESS

8,000 NOW.

AND ALL OF THEM PUT

TOGETHER, EXCEPT FOR IRAN.

BUT NOW WE HAVE THE SAME

PHENOMENON.

WE DO HAVE A VOICE WE CAN

USE LEGISLATIVELY.

WE CAN GO TO OUR CONGRESSMEN

AND SAY, LOOK, SOMEBODY IS

ON DEATH ROW IN IRAN AND WE

NEED TO INTERVENE, AND

SOMETIMES IT WORKS.

LILA, THANKS FOR JOINING

US.

George: YOU CAN MORE OF

CHRIS' INTERVIEW WITH LILA

ON HIS JERUSALEM DATELINE

PROGRAM.

FIND THE LINK AT OUR

CBNNEWS.COM.

COMING UP, SEEKING SOLUTIONS

TO UKRAINE'S ORPHAN EP

DISK.

EPIDEMIC.

HOW CHRISTIANS ARE TAKING

ACTION TO SEE EVERY ORPHAN

IN THE COUNTRY ADOPTED BY A

FAMILY.

THAT STORY WHEN WE COME

BACK.

George: THEY ARE

UNKNOWN, UNWANTED, AND

UNLOVED.

MILLIONS OF ORPHANED

CHILDREN WORLDWIDE LIVING

WITHOUT PARENTAL CARE.

NOW CHURCHES, CHRISTIAN

ORGANIZATIONS, AND HUNDREDS

OF FAMILIES IN THE EASTERN

EUROPEAN NATION OF UKRAINE

WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN

THE LIVES OF THE MOST

VULNERABLE.

TO THE HUMAN MIND, IT SEEMS

ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE.

BUT SPEND TIME WITH THE ASAI

FAMILY AND THEY'LL SOON

CONVINCE YOU WITH GOD ALL

THINGS ARE POSSIBLE.

THE MOMENT YOU SEE AN

ORPHAN'S EYES, I PROMISE IT

WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE.

George: 10 YEARS AGO,

SHE LEFT WITH A DARK PAST.

UGENI WAS A DRUG ADDICT AND

H.I.V. POSITIVE.

BOTH HAD A RADICAL ENCOUNTER

WITH JESUS CHRIST THAT

CHANGED THEIR LIVES

FOREVER.

I BEGAN TO SEARCH FOR

GOD.

I COULD SEE THE PATH THAT I

NEEDED TO GO ON.

George: THE COUPLE'S

DREAM?

TO SEE THEIR NATION OF

UKRAINE WITHOUT ORPHANS.

IF SOMEONE TOLD ME YEARS

AGO I WOULD HAVE THESE MANY

CHILDREN AND TO BE MARRIED

IN AN H.I.V. POSITIVE MAN, I

WOULD SAY IT IS IMPOSSIBLE.

BUT GOD BURST IN US

SOMETHING SPECIAL.

George: THEY BECAME THE

FIRST FAMILY IN UKRAINE TO

ADOPT A CHILD WITH H.I.V.

NOT JUST ONE, BUT SEVEN

H.I.V. POSITIVE CHILDREN.

IF WE WANT TO SEE A

UKRAINE WITHOUT ORPHANS,

CHRISTIANS HAVE TO BE A PART

OF THE SOLUTION.

George: AND CHRISTIANS

ARE ANSWERING THE CALL.

SHE JOINED HUNDREDS OF

PASTORS AND CHRISTIAN

LEADERS FROM DIFFERENT PARTS

OF THE GLOBE IN KEY, FOR A

SUMMIT ON ORPHAN CARE.

SHE LEADS A GRASSROOTS

MOVEMENT TO CARE FOR

UKRAINE'S ORPHANS.

GOD SAID HE IS THE FATHER

OF THE FATHERS.

WHICH MEANS HE WANTS EVERY

ORPHAN TO BE IN A FAMILY.

HOW IS GOD GOING TO DO IT?

IT IS THROUGH THE CHURCH.

ADOPTION AND PROVIDING A

HOME FOR AN ORPHAN IS AN

INTERGAL PART OF THE

GOSPEL.

George: IN THIS IS A

CROWD THAT IS VERY SERIOUS

ABOUT SEEING A UKRAINE

WITHOUT ORPHANS.

SITTING IN THE CROWD, THERE

ARE ABOUT 160 FAMILIES THAT

HAVE EITHER ADOPTED A

UKRAINE CHILD ARE OR TODAY

FOSTER PARENTS.

HE IS ONE OF THEM.

HE IS A PASTOR, AND ALONG

WITH HIS WIFE, THEY HAVE 31

FOSTER CHILDREN.

CAN ALL FAMILIES TAKE 31

CHILDREN IN LIKE WE DID?

NO.

BUT IF THIS MOVEMENT IS TO

HAVE A LASTING IMPACT,

CHRISTIAN LEADERS MUST SET

AN EXAMPLE, AND THEY ARE.

IN THE PAST FEW YEARS, GOD

HAS BEEN MOVING PASTORS TO

TAKE CHARGE.

THE POTENTIAL HERE IS

HUGE BECAUSE THE CHURCH IS

ENGAGED ACROSS

DENOMINATIONAL LINES, TO BE

A MODEL TO COUNTRIES AROUND

THE WORLD HOW THE CHURCH CAN

MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO

CHILDREN.

PENNINGTON IS FOR HOPE

FOR ORPHANS, WITH

BIBLE-BASED ORPHAN

MINISTRIES.

HE HAS SIX CHILDREN.

FIVE OF WHOM ARE ADOPTED.

THE ONLY WAY TO REACH

140 MILLION ORPHANS AROUND

THE WORLD IS THROUGH THE

CHURCH.

BECAUSE ONLY THE CHURCH IS

BIG ENOUGH.

ONLY THE CHURCH HAS THE

POWER AND THE MANDATE TO

REACH THAT MANY CHILDREN IN

A SUSTAINED WAY.

George: PASTORS IN

RUSSIA, BEL BELLEROS AND

OTHERS HAVE STARTED

MOVEMENTS.

THE PRESIDENT OF COMPASSION

INTERNATIONAL SAYS HE IS

MOVED BY THE PASTOR'S

DEDICATION TO THE VISION.

THEY DO IT WITH AN

UNDERSTAND THAT GOD COMMITS

TO BLESS ORPHANS, AND THOSE

WHO DO BLESS ORPHANS.

TO SEE AN AUDACIOUS VISION

THAT THESE GUYS ACTUALLY ARE

QUAL TBIEQUALIFIED TO TALK

ABOUT BECAUSE THEY'RE DOING

IT.

George: STEVE WEBBER

CALLS THE MOVEMENT A

MIRACLE.

WEBBER LEADS CBN'S UKRAINE

OFFICE WHICH HAS AN ACTIVE

"ORPHANS' PROMISE" OUT

REACH.

20 YEARS AGO, THERE WAS

SUCH A STIGMA AGAINST THE

ORPHAN THAT CHRISTIANS WOULD

FAKE PREGNANCY BY CARRYING A

PILLOW BEFORE THEY WOULD

TAKE AN ORPHAN.

TODAY WE'RE PREACHING TAKE

THE ORPHANS HOME IN OUR

CHURCHES.

George: AND THE PUBLIC

IS TAKING NOTE.

AT A NATIONALLY TELEVISED

EVENT THAT DREW UKRAINE'S

RICH AND FAMOUS, THEY

RECEIVED A PRIDE OF THE

NATION AWARD FOR THEIR HEART

FOR ORPHANS.

THERE WAS HARDLY A DRY EYE

IN THE CROWD AS PEOPLE STOOD

AND APPLAUDED.

WE DIDN'T THINK ABOUT ANY

AWARDS.

WE SIMPLY WERE DOING WHAT

WAS ON OUR HEARTS TO DO.

WE HAVE ONLY GOD TO

THANK.

HE SHOWS US HOW TO LOVE THE

UNLOVABLE.

WITHOUT HIM, WE HAVE NO

LIFE.

WITHOUT HIM, MY CHILDREN

HAVE NO HOPE.

WITHOUT HIM, THE ORPHANS OF

UKRAINE HAVE NO HOPE.

George: GEORGE THOMAS,

CBN NEWS, KEY, UKRAINE.

UP NEXT, A DEVOUT HINDU

SEEKS ANSWERS TO LIFE AND

JOY, AND FINDS HER ANSWER IN

A VERY UNEXPECTED PLACE.

George: THE WOMAN IN

OUR NEXT STORY GREW UP IN

INDIA, THOUGH REJECTED BY

HER FATHER, SHE WORKED HARD

TO GET AN EDUCATION AND

BECOME A SUCCESSFUL SOCIAL

WORKER.

WHEN SHE HAD PROBLEMS OR

NEEDS, SHE SOUGHT HELP FROM

THE GODS OF HER HINDU

RELIGION.

UNTIL ONE DAY HE HEARD A NEW

VOICE TELLING HER TO GO TO

CHURCH.

WHEN I WAS BORN, THE

ASTROLOGER TOLD MY FATHER IT

IS NOT WORTH RAISING ME AS

HIS DAUGHTER.

HE SAID IT IS BETTER IF YOU

END HER LIFE NOW AS A BABY.

IT KIND OF POISONED HIS MIND

AND THOUGHTS TOWARDS ME.

Reporter: RADA WAS

RAISED IN A DEVOUT HINDU

FAMILY IN INDIA.

SHE HAD A STRAINED

RELATIONSHIP WITH HER

FATHER, ONE THAT WORSENED

OVER TIME.

EVERY BUSINESS FAILURE HE

ENDURED OR FINANCIAL LOSS,

HE BLAMED IT ON ME.

HE BECAME AN ALCOHOLIC.

AND HE ABUSED US PHYSICALLY

AND VERBALLY.

Reporter: SHE SOUGHT

COMFORT AND ACCEPTANCE IN

HER FAMILY'S FAITH.

EVERY TIME I WENT TO

HINDU TEMPLES AND WORSHIPPED

GOD, BUT WHEN I CAME OUT OF

THE TEMPLES, THERE WAS

ALWAYS A VOID.

AND THAT VOID WAS SO

STRONG.

HOPELESSNESS WAS ALWAYS

THERE.

Reporter: RADA TURNED

TO EDUCATION IN HER SEARCH

FOR PURPOSE.

SHE EXCELLED IN HER

STUDIES.

I DID MY MASTERS IN

MEDICAL AND PSYCHIATRIC

WORK.

AFTER I COMPLETED THAT, I

WAS GIVEN A JOB TO WORK AS A

COUNSELLOR IN A CANCER

HOSPITAL.

Reporter: SHE PROVIDED

CARE AND COMFORT FOR MANY OF

THE PATIENTS.

HOWEVER, THIS ONLY DEEPENED

THE EMPTINESS SHE FELT IN

HER OWN LIFE.

PEOPLE WERE SUFFERING,

YOU KNOW, YOUNG AND OLD.

SOME OF THEM HAD ASKED ME,

WHAT WOULD HAPPEN TO THEIR

SOUL ONCE THEY DIED?

I DIDN'T HAVE ANY ANSWERS.

I FELT REALLY DESPERATE.

SO I KIND OF FILLED MY VOID

WITH MORE EDUCATION.

Reporter: RADA RECEIVED

A SCHOLARSHIP TO STUDY IN

AMERICA, BUT LIFE HERE

SEEMED HARDER THAN EVER.

THE CULTURE SHOCK WAS SO

GREAT.

I MISSED HOME, MY FAMILY.

I COULDN'T CONCENTRATE MUCH,

AND MY GRADES STARTED GOING

DOWN.

Reporter: SHE WAS ON

THE VIRGE OF LOSING HER

SCHOLARSHIP, BUT SHE HAD A

GREATER PROBLEM.

I HAD ONLY $36 IN MY

ACCOUNT, AND MY SOCIAL

SECURITY CARD WAS STAMPED

NOT AUTHORIZED FOR WORK.

Reporter: IT WAS

IMPOSSIBLE FOR RADA TO PAY

FOR HER OWN EDUCATION, AND

SHE WAS UNABLE TO AFFORD A

PLANE TICKET BACK TO INDIA.

THE FEAR OF BEING HOMELESS

TOOK OVER.

I WAS REALLY AFRAID OF

THE FUTURE.

I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT WOULD

HAPPEN TO ME IN THIS FOREIGN

LAND.

IT WAS A MAJOR CRISES IN MY

LIFE.

Reporter: RADA SOUGHT

HELP FROM THE ONLY HELP SHE

KNEW.

I CRIED OUT TO ALL OF THE

HINDU GODS AND GOD

GODDESIS.

I HEARD, THESE ARE MAN-MADE

IMAGES.

I'M A HOLY GOD.

GO TO CHURCH AND YOU WILL

FIND ME.

I SAID NO WAY.

I REJECTED THAT.

BUT IN MY DESPERATION, WHEN

THE THOUGHT WAS SO STRONG I

NEEDED AN ANSWER.

Reporter: A FELLOW

STUDENT INVITED HER TO

CHURCH.

I SAT IN THE LAST SEAT,

AND I STARTED LISTENING TO

THEM WORSHIPPING.

THERE WAS SUCH JOY IN MY

HEART I COULDN'T EXPLAIN

IT.

THERE WAS PEACE IN MY

HEART.

THE PASTOR SAID THAT GOD

WANTS TO HAVE A RELATIONSHIP

WITH ME.

AS A FATHER/DAUGHTER

RELATIONSHIP.

ALL I HAVE TO DO IS REPENT

FOR MY SINS, INVITE JESUS AS

MY LORD AND SAVIOR.

I AM A PRIDE-FILLED PERSON.

I SAID THERE IS NO WAY I'M A

SINNER.

I'M A GOOD PERSON.

I'M A SOCIAL WORKER.

I HELPED HUNDREDS OF PENAL

PEOPLE IN MY LIFE.

Reporter: SHE REFUSED

THE PASTOR'S INVITATION.

OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS, SHE

WRESTLED WITH THESE

THOUGHTS.

BUT ONE NIGHT SHE HAD A

VISION.

WHEN I LAID DYN AN DOWN

AND TRIED TO SLEEP, IT WAS

LIKE A MOVIE, ALL OF THE

THINGS THAT WERE NOT RIGHT

IN THE EYES OF GOD.

WHEN I SAW THAT, AND IF

THESE ARE WRONG AND SINFUL

IN THE EYES OF GOD, I SHOULD

ASK FOR FORGIVENESS.

SO I GOT ON MY KNEES AT MY

BED.

I SAID, GOD, I ASK FOR YOUR

FORGIVENESS.

I DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT

JESUS, BUT I INVITE HIM AS

MY ONLY LORD AND SAVIOR.

Reporter: THE EMPTINESS

AND LONELINESS STARTED TO

DISAPPEAR.

NOW I HAVE THIS GOD, A

PERSONAL GOD, THAT WILL WALK

WITH ME, THAT WILL CARRY ME

THROUGH, THAT WILL GUIDE ME

AND COUNSEL ME AND MINISTER

TO ME.

SO THE FEAR WAS TAKEN AWAY

FROM ME.

FROM THEN ONWARDS, MIRACLE

AFTER MIRACLE AFTER MIRACLE

HAPPENED IN MY LIFE.

Reporter: SHE RECEIVED

A SCHOLARSHIP TO ANOTHER

UNIVERSITY, WHICH EXTENDED

HER VISA.

SHE ALSO MOVED INTO A

CHRISTIAN WOMAN'S HOME WHERE

SHE WAS MENTORED INTO A

RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.

RADA IS MARRIED NOW WITH A

FAMILY OF HER OWN.

SHE HAS FULL ASSURANCE SHE

FOUND THE TRUE GOD SHE WAS

LOOKING FOR.

JESUS GAVE ME THE SENSE

OF SECURITY AND PEACE AND

JOY AND HOPE.

WHEN YOU REALLY EMBRACE

GOD'S LOVE, THEN THERE IS NO

FEAR AND THERE IS NO

LONELINESS.

NO MORE LONELINESS.

AND HE BLESSES YOU.

George: WHEREVER YOU

ARE IN THE WORLD TODAY,

MAYBE YOU'RE WATCHING THIS

STORY, AND THERE ARE MANY

STORIES LIKE RADA'S, YOU CAN

FIND THE LINK TO THEM OUGHT

OUR WEBSITE, CBN

CBNNEWS.COM.

WE'LL BE BACK RIGHT AFTER

THIS.

NEARLY 200,000 PEOPLE.

IN THE MIDDLE OF THE

SUFFERING, THE CHRISTIAN

RELIEF AGENCY, SAMARITAN'S

PURSE IS GIVING PEOPLE

DESPERATE FOOD AND WATER.

THEY HAVE PROVIDED MORE THAN

1.2 MILLION LITRES OF WATER,

AND HAS HANDED OUT MORE THAN

17 METRIC TONS OF FOOD, AND

IT HAS HELPED TO PREVENT

DEADLY DISEASES, BUILDING

LATINES AND SHELTERS.

FINALLY TODAY, THE AFRICAN

NATION OF MALI, THE FIGHT

AGAINST ISLAMIC MILITANTS IS

WINDING DOWN, BUT "OPERATION

BLESSING" CONTINUES TO FEED

THOSE COUT U CAUGHT UP IN

THE CONFLICT.

GARY LANE HAS MORE.

Reporter: CBN NEWS

JOINED THE CITY IN JAMACO.

MOST LED THE TAKE OVER OF

THE NORTHERN CITY OF GOU.

THEY STILL DEPEND ON THE

GENEROSITY OF OTHERS TO HELP

FEED THEIR CHILDREN.

SHE WAS PREGNANT WHEN HER

FAMILY MADE THE 600-MILE

JOURNEY FROM GOU TO

TOMACCO.

HER BABY WAS BORN WITH A

HERNIAL PROBLEM.

"OPERATION BLESSING" ASKED

THIS DOCTOR TO EXAMINE

LITTLE ABDU.

HE SAYS THE FIRST SURGERY

WASN'T DONE WELL.

THIS BABY HAS AN INFECTION

AND HIS INTESTINE CAN COME

OUT AGAIN.

HIS MOM IS NOW AWAITING

RESULTS FROM AN ULTRASOUND

TEST, PAID FOR BY "OPERATION

BLESSING."

HE MAY NEED ANOTHER

SURGERY.

SHE TOLD US, I AM GRATEFUL

TO GOD AND YOU FOR THE HIGH

QUALITY OF BEANS AND RICE

YOU HAVE PROVIDED, AND ALSO

FOR YOUR CONCERN FOR MY

BABY.

NOT ONLY ARE REFUGEES AND

VICTIMS OF THE WAR BEING FED

AND CARED FOR, BUT CBN IS

DOING WHAT IT CAN TO HELP

CHANGE THE LIVES OF YOUNG

WOMEN.

19-YEAR-OLD PATAMA WILL SOON

GRADUATE FROM THE SEWING

SCHOOL.

SHE ATTENDS CLASSES HERE

BECAUSE SHE WANTS A BETTER

FUTURE.

SHE HOPES TO START HER OWN

SEWING SHOP, AND SHE WANTS

TO BE A BLESSING TO OTHERS.

CBN HELPED THIS PASTOR BEGIN

THE SEWING SCHOOL IN 2004.

14 YOUNG WOMEN STARTED

CLASSES BACK THEN, TODAY

MORE THAN 120 STUDENTS ARE

ENROLLED HERE.

THEY ATTEND CLASSES FOR

THREE YEARS.

SHE SAYS WITHOUT JOB SKILLS,

MANY OF THESE YOUNG WOMEN

WOULD TURN TO PROSTITUTION

TO SUPPORT THEIR FAMILIES.

DIVORCED WOMEN ALSO RECEIVE

TRAINING HERE.

WHEN A WOMAN IS DIVORCED,

WITH THREE AMERICAN STOCK

THREE, FOUR, FIVE CHILDREN,

AND SHE CAN'T EARN HER OWN

WAY, THAT IS MISERY.

Reporter: TORY ALSO

READS BIBLE VERSES TO THE

WOMEN AND TEACHES THEM ABOUT

CHRISTIANITY.

WE HAVE RECEIVED SOME WHO

HAVE BECOME CHRISTIANS, AND

THEY FOLLOW THE LORD.

THEY WANT TO GO TO CHURCH.

Reporter: SO IN A TIME

OF WAR, CBN IS HELPING

MALIANS MEET THEIR IMMEDIATE

NEEDS, AND RECEIVE JOB

TRAINING FOR THE LONG-TERM,

AND SPIRITUAL TRUTH.

George: I HOPE YOU'VE

ENJOYED OUR SHOW THIS WEEK.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR

JOINING US.

FROM ALL OF US HERE AT

CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS AND

BACK IN THE CONTROL ROOM,

HAVE A GREAT WEEK.

GOOD-BYE AND GOD BLESS YOU.

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