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Christian World News: June 28, 2013

Today on Christian World News: U.S. President Barak Obama visits Africa, including Tanzania, where churches are under attack from a growing Islamist threat. Plus, the U.S. Supreme Court opens the door for gay marriage in America. We'll take ... ... Read Transcript


Wendy: TODAY ON

CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS, U.S.

PRESIDENT OBAMA VISITS

AFRICA, INCLUDING TANZANIA,

WHERE CHURCHES ARE UNDER

ATTACK FROM A GROWING

ISLAMIST THREAT.

PLUS, THE U.S. SUPREME COURT

OPENS THE DOOR FOR GAY

MARRIAGE IN AMERICA.

WE'LL TAKE A LOOK AT THE

FALLOUT AND WHERE WE GO FROM

HERE.

AND MEET THE WOMAN WHO IS

STANDING UP TO IRAN'S

MULLAHS, NAGHMEH ABEDINI

TELLS US ABOUT THE FIGHT TO

FREE HER HUSBAND FROM A

TEHRAN JAIL.

*

AND WELCOME, EVERYONE, TO

CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS.

I'M WENDY GRIFFITH.

GEORGE THOMAS IS ON

VACATION.

U.S. PRESIDENT OBAMA IS

REACHING OUT TO AFRICANS

THIS WEEK, TIGE TOURING

SENEGAL AND SOUTH AFRICA,

WHERE HE IS MEETING WITH THE

COUNTRY'S BUSINESS LEADERS.

THE CHRISTIANS ARE HOPING

OBAMA WILL SPEAK OUT AGAINST

INCREASED ACTS OF

PERSECUTION AGAINST THEM.

GARY LANE BRINGS US THIS

LOOK AT SOME RECENT

INCIDENTS.

Reporter: THE ALLURE OF

BEAUTIFUL BEACHES AND

TRANQUIL OCEAN WATERS DRAW

100,000 TOURISTS TO THE I'LL

OF ZANZABAR EACH YEAR.

BUT THIS EAST AFRICAN

ISLAND, INFLUENCED BY

ISLAMIST EXTREMISM HAS A

TROUBLING PAST.

SEVERAL HUNDRED YEARS AGO,

WHEN ARAB TRADERS FIRST CAME

TO THIS ISLAND, THEY WERE

QUICK TO ENSLAVE THE LOCAL

POPULATION.

FAST FORWARD TO 2013, THERE

ARE NO LONGER SLAVES HERE,

BUT TODAY CHRISTIANS ARE

SUFFERING.

CHURCHES HAVE BEEN ATTACKED,

AND CHRISTIAN LEADERS

THREATENED.

LAST FEBRUARY, A CATHOLIC

PRIEST WAS KILLED OUTSIDE

THIS CHURCH.

I HEARD A CROWD OF PEOPLE

CHANTING "ALLAH."

THEY DESTROYED THE CHURCH.

Reporter: IN MAY 2012,

THIS BISHOP HELPED CHURCH

MEMBERS HIS SATURDAY EVENING

PRAYER MEETING AS AN ANGRY

MOB APPROACHED.

HE REMAINED BEHIND IN A

CHURCH OFFICE.

THEY WERE SAYING THAT HE

USED TO COME HERE, AND LOOK

AFTER HIM.

THEY SAID WE DON'T WANT

CHRISTIANITY IN ZANZABAR.

Reporter: THE MUSLIM

EXTREMISTS NEVER FOUND

BISHOP DIXON, BUT THEY

DESTROYED HIS CAR AND SET

FIRE TO CHAIRS AND CHURCH

EQUIPMENT INSIDE THE

BUILDING.

THEY OPPOSED THE CHURCH.

THEY OPPOSED THE MESSAGE OF

CHRIST.

AND JESUS IS DOING SIGNS AND

WONDERS, AND MOSES CONVEYED

CHRISTIANITY.

THEY DON'T WANT THIS.

Reporter: AND IT IS NOT

ONLY HAPPEN ZANZABAR, BUT

CHURCH ATTACKS HAVE SPREAD

TO THE TANZANIA MAINLAND,

LIKE THIS ONE THAT KILLED

THREE PEOPLE AND INJURED AT

LEAST A DOZEN OTHERS IN THE

TOWN OF ALEUTIANA.

HE SAYS EXTREMES ARE NOW

WAGING JIHAD AND AFRICA

COUNTRIES THAT HAVE A HIGH

PERCENTAGE OF CHRISTIANS.

IT IS EVERYWHERE.

NOW IN TANZANIA, WHICH

EARLIER YOU NEVER THOUGHT OF

BEING A RADICAL NATION.

Reporter: CHURCH

LEADERS SAY THE ATTACKS HAVE

ACTUALLY STRENGTHENED THE

BODY OF CHRIST.

AS FOR BISHOP DIXON'S

CHURCH, SERVICES RESUMED

AFTER REPAIRS WERE MADE.

HE ENCOURAGES CHRISTIANS TO

REMAIN FOCUSED ON GOD.

HE IS FAITHFUL.

WE WILL ENDURE AND WE WILL

PASS THROUGH THIS AND BECOME

VICTORIOUS.

AND MANY GOOD THINGS ARE

HAPPENING.

I DON'T WANT PEOPLE TO CRY.

I WANT THEM TO REJOICE.

Reporter: GARY LANE,

CBN NEWS, ZANZARBAR.

OPPONENTS ARE REJECTING

MORSI CALL.

MORSI ADMITTED HE HAS MADE

MISTAKES AND PROMISES TO

GIVE MINORITIES MORE SAY IN

GOVERNORING.

BUT CRITICS SAY IT IS TOO

LITTLE TOO LATE.

THEY SAY HE HAS EMPOWERED

RA RADICAL ISLAMISTS AND

TRIED TO GRAB MORE POWER.

MORE PROTESTS ARE EXPECTED

THIS WEEKEND.

JOINING US NOW IS NAGDI

CALLIL OF COPTIC

SOLIDARITY.

MORSMORSI SAYS HE NEEDS

MORE TIME TOR CHANGE.

IT IS NOT A MATTER OF

TIME.

IT IS A MATTER OF

DIRECTION.

HE WENT TO THE WRONG

DIRECTION.

HE WAS ELECTED ONE YEAR AGO,

AND HE PROMISED HE WOULD BE

THE PRESIDENT OF ALL

EGYPTIANS, BUT PRESIDENT

MORSI HAS USED EVERY

OPPORTUNITY TO TURN EGYPT

INTO AN ISLAMIC AND ISLAMIST

STATE.

SO HE DOESN'T BELIEVE IN AN

EGYPTIAN NATION.

HE BELIEVES IN AN ISLAMIC

STATE.

HE ONLY TAKE CARE OF HIS

PEOPLE, THE MUSLIM

BROTHERHOOD GROUP.

SO IT IS NOT A MATTER OF

TIME.

IT IS A MATTER OF

DIRECTION.

HE WENT IN THE WRONG

DIRECTION, TO THE ISLAMIC

STATE.

Wendy: YOU THINK HIS

ACTIONS DEFINITELY DON'T

MATCH HIS WORDS THEN?

SURE.

SURE.

HE SAID MANY THINGS,

AFFECTED MANY LIVES.

BECAUSE HE PROMISED TO TAKE

CARE OF ALL EGYPTIANS,

INCLUDING COPTIC CHRISTIANS,

BUT IN HIS ERA, ONE YEAR 20

CHURCHES -- 20 CHURCHES WERE

BURNED OR ATTACKED.

AND ONLY ONE PERMIT TO

REBUILD THE CHURCH.

ONE PERMIT ONLY.

MR. MORSI IS A PRESIDENT OF

MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD GROUP

ONLY, NOT FOR OL EGYPTIANS.

Wendy: ARE YOU SAYING

THINGS ARE A LOT WORSE FOR

CHRISTIANS UNDER MORSI THAN

THEY WERE UNDER MUBARAK?

SURE.

SURE.

FROM 2011 TO NOW, A LOT OF

ATTACKS AGAINST COPTICS IN

EGYPT.

THE CHURCH PROPERTIES WERE

HIJACKED, AND KIDNAPPINGS

EVERYWHERE.

A LOT OF TROUBLES UNDER THE

MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD ER ERA.

WE EXPECT MORE AND MORE

UNDER ISLAMIC RULE.

THIS IS ISLAMIC RULE TO

DISCRIMINATE AND PERSECUTE

NON-MUSLIMS.

Wendy: DO YOU THINK

THAT THE DEMONSTRATIONS

PLANNED ON HIS ONE-YEAR

ANNIVERSARY WILL TURN

VIOLENT?

AND HOW WILL THE MILITARY

RESPOND?

I THINK, SURE.

IT IS A MATTER OF TIME THAT

EGYPT WILL GO THROUGH CIVIL

WAR BECAUSE THE MUSLIM

BROTHERHOOD AND OTHER

ISLAMISTS ONLY BELIEVE IN

POWER AND VIOLENCE.

SO THEY DON'T KEEP SILENT --

THEY DON'T BELIEVE IN

PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATIONS, SO

THEY WILL ATTACK THE

PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATIONS IN

ALL OF THE SQUARES IN

EGYPT.

EGYPT IS IN A CRISIS, AND IS

REALLY DIVIDED INTO TWO

GROUPS, TWO RIVAL GROUPS,

LIKE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD AND

ISLAMISTS ON THE FAR SIDE,

AND THE OTHER EGYPTIANS ON

THE OTHER SIDE.

THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD

PRESENTS LESS THAN 1% OF

EGYPTIANS, BUT 99% ON THE

OTHER SIDE IS THE MUSLIM

BROTHERHOOD, MORSI RULES.

Wendy: ALL RIGHT.

MONTE, WE APPRECIATE SO MUCH

YOUR INSIGHTS.

THANKS SO MUCH FOR JOINING

US.

IN OTHER NEWS, HUMAN RIGHTS

LEADERS CALLED ON THE U.S.

GOVERNMENT TO DO MORE TO

PROTECT SYRIA'S MINORITY

CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY.

SPEAKING BEFORE CONGRESS,

THE HUDSON INSTITUTE ANITA

SHAY SUGGESTED THAT THE

2,000-YEAR-OLD CHRISTIAN

COMMUNITY IS UNDER THREAT OF

EXTINCTION.

CHRISTIANS ARE THE

TARGETS OF AN ETHNO

RELIGIOUS CLEANSING.

IN ADDITION, THEY HAVE LOST

THE PROTECTION OF THE ASSAD

GOVERNMENT, MAKING THEM EASY

PREY FOR CRIMINALS WHO'S

AFFILIATIONS ARE NOT ALWAYS

CLEAR.

Wendy: SHAY DETAILED

RECENT KIDNAPPINGS AND

MURDERS OF CHRISTIANS AND

THEIR CHURCH LEADERS.

AND SHE ALSO CRITICIZED A

U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT REPORT

FOR ITS, QUOTE,"GROSS

UNDERSTATEMENT THAT SYRIAN

CHRISTIANS ARE ONLY FACING

HARASSMENT AND

INTOLERANCE."

MUSLIM RADICALS IN NIGERIA

HAVE MURDERED A CHRISTIAN

PASTOR.

THE REVEREND JACOB QUISA WAS

RETIRED FROM THE CHURCH OF

CHRIST IN NIGERIA.

LAST WEEK ISLAMISTS HUNTED

HIM DOWN.

THE MUSLIMS ORDERED THE

PASTOR TO RENOUNCE HIS

CHRISTIAN FAITH AND CONVERT

TO ISLAM.

WHEN HE REFUSED, THEY

SLASHED HIS THROAT.

AND THE EXTREMISTS ALSO

TORCHED AT LEAST FOUR

CHURCHES IN THAT AREA.

COMING UP, THE U.S. SUPREME

COURT ISSUES TWO RULINGS ON

GAY MARRIAGE.

OUR LOOK AT WHAT IT MEANS

FOR THIS BIBLICAL

INSTITUTION IN AMERICA.

Wendy: HERE IN THE

U.S., THE NATION'S HIGHEST

COURT THIS WEEK ISSUED TWO

IMPORTANT RULINGS ON GAY

MARRIAGE.

WHILE THE COURT DID NOT MAKE

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE A

FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT, IT DID

MAKE GAY SPOUSES ELIGIBLE

FOR FEDERAL BENEFITS, AND IT

CLEARED THE WAY FOR GAY

MARRIAGE IN THE STATE OF

CALIFORNIA.

AS PAUL STRAND REPORTS, THAT

MEANS THE BATTLE OVER GAY

MARRIAGE IN AMERICA IS FAR

FROM OVER.

Reporter: GAY

INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS, AS

WELL AS THEIR LAWYERS, WHO

FOUGHT AGAINST DOMA AND

PROPOSITION 8, SAY THE NEXT

STEP IS TO BATTLE NATIONWIDE

FOR SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

EVERYWHERE.

WE CANNOT FORGET OUR

BROTHERS AND SISTERS THAT

ARE IN STATES THAT STILL

DISCRIMINATE AGAINST THEM.

WITHIN FIVE YEARS, WE'LL

BRING MARRIAGE EQUALITY TO

ALL 50 STATES.

Reporter: 40% OF THE

POPULATION OF THE UNITED

STATES IS COVERED BY

MARRIAGE EQUALITY.

Reporter: THE LAWYERS

BATTLING PROPOSITION 8 SAY

IT IS EFFECTIVELY DEAD

BECAUSE THE JUSTICES SAID

THOSE DEFENDING IT HAD NO

STANDING.

THEY SAID THEY HAD NO

CONCRETE INJURY.

THEY CANNOT POINT TO

ANYTHING THAT HARMS THEM

BECAUSE THESE TWO LOVING

COUPLES, AND COUPLES LIKE

THEM THROUGHOUT CALIFORNIA,

ARE NOW GOING TO BE ABLE TO

GET MARRIED.

Reporter: THEY SAY AT

MOST, THE HIGH COURT HAS

THROWN CALIFORNIA AND GAY

MARRIAGE INTO SOMEWHAT OF A

LEGAL LIMBO.

WE REMAIN COMMITTED TO

THE CONTINUED ENFORCEMENT OF

PROPOSITION 8, UNTIL THERE

IS A STATEWIDE ORDER SAYING

OTHERWISE.

Reporter: EVEN AS IT

WIPED DOMA OUT, THE COURT

DOESN'T SPECIFICALLY SAY THE

STATES HAVE TO LEGALIZE GAY

MARRIAGE.

SUPPORTERS OF TRADITIONAL

MARRIAGE CERTAINLY HAVE A

BEEF WITH WHAT THE SUPREME

COURT HAS DONE HERE.

THEY'RE SAYING HOW CAN FIVE

JUSTICES DECIDE THESE

CRUCIAL QUESTIONS ABOUT

MARRIAGE WHEN THE VOTERS AND

THE LEGISLATORS IN 38 STATES

HAVE DECIDED DIFFERENTLY.

ONE OF THE BIGGEST PROBLEMS

WITH GAY MARRIAGE IS IN MOST

STATES WHERE IT HAS BECOME

LEGAL, CHRISTIANS WHO STAND

UP TOO CLEARLY FOR

TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE END UP

GETTING BASHED, SOMETIMES

SUED.

COULD THAT NOW HAPPEN

NATIONWIDE WITH DOMA'S

DEFEAT.

NOW THAT THE MAJORITY

SAID THAT LAWS DEFINING

MARRIAGE BETWEEN ONE MAN AND

WOMAN ARE NOT SUPPORTED BY

ANY RATIONAL BASIS, THAT

THEY ARE DRIVEN BY EITHER

IGNORANCE OR HOSTILITY, I

FEAR WE'LL SEE A FLOOD OF

LAWSUITS.

Reporter: THE REVEREND

SAYS BELIEVERS NEED TO GET

READY.

THE SCRIPT IS ALREADY

WRITTEN, THAT CHRISTIANS ARE

MEAN, NARROW-MINDED, UGLY

PEOPLE.

THAT'S THE STEREOTYPE.

WE HAVE TO DO WHAT WE CAN TO

DEFEAT THAT STEREOTYPE.

Reporter: ALL SIDES ON

BOTH ISSUES SAY WHAT THE

COURT HAS DONE HERE IS

IMPORTANT, BUT IT CERTAINLY

DOES NOT DECIDE THE QUESTION

OF GAY MARRIAGE FOR ALL OF

AMERICA.

PAUL STRAND, CBN NEWS,

REPORTING FROM THE SUPERIOR

COURT.

Wendy: UP NEXT, MEET

THE WOMAN WHO'S HUSBAND MADE

HEADLINES WHEN HE WAS

SENTENCED TO EIGHT YEARS IN

IRAN'S NOTORIOUS EVAN

PRISON.

Wendy: ONE YEAR AGO

NAGHMEH ABEDINI SAID

GOOD-BYE TO HER HUSBAND,

SAEED, AS HE SET OFF ON A

TRIP.

SHE NEVER DREAMED THAT 12

MONTHS LATER SHE WOULD BE IN

THE MIDDLE OF A FIGHT FOR

HIS FREEDOM AND HIS LIFE.

RECENTLY I SPOKE WITH

NAGHMEH ABOUT HER BATTLE

WITH THE GOVERNMENT OF IRAN

ON CBN'S "700 CLUB."

BUT FIRST HERE IS A LOOK AT

WHAT SHE AND HER FAMILY HAVE

BEEN THROUGH IN THE PAST

YEAR.

NAGHMEH ABEDINI IS LIVING A

NIGHTMARE.

LAST JULY HER HUSBAND,

AMERICAN PASTOR SAEED

ABEDINI, WAS IN IRAN TO HELP

ESTABLISH AN ORPHANAGE WHEN

HE WAS ARRESTED BY IRANIAN

AUTHORITIES.

THEN IN JANUARY, HE WAS

SENTENCED TO EIGHT YEARS IN

IRAN'S INFAMOUS EVAN

PRISON.

HIS CRIME?

PREACHING THE GOSPEL.

SAEED HAS ENDURED PHYSICAL

AND PSYCHOLOGICAL ABUSE AND

HAS BEEN DENIED MEDICAL

TREATMENT.

NAGHMEH SAYS AT TIMES THE

STRAIN OVER THE PAST 12

MONTHS HAS SEEMED UNBEARABLE

FOR HER AND HER TWO YOUNG

CHILDREN.

THE AMERICAN CENTER FOR LAW

AND ADJUSTMENT HAS BEEN

FIGHTING FOR SAEED'S

FREEDOM.

NAGHMEH BELIEVES THROUGH

PRAYER IT WILL BE GOD, NOT

THE GOVERNMENT, WHO WILL

FREE HER HUSBAND.

TELL US THE LATEST ON YOUR

HUSBAND.

HAS ANYBODY SEEN HIM, AND

HOW IS HE HOLDING UP?

HIS FAMILY GETS TO SEE

HIM EVERY WEEK.

SO THEY SAW HIM THIS WEEK,

AND HE WAS DOING OKAY.

HE HAS HAD SOME BEATINGS,

AND SO HE STILL HAS ISSUES

WITH HIS INTERNAL BLEEDING.

HE IS MUCH BETTER, BUT THERE

ARE STILL PAINS, AND WE'RE

STILL HOPING TO GET HIM

TREATED.

Wendy: WELL, IRAN HAS A

NEW PRESIDENT, PRESIDENT

ROHANI.

IS THIS GOOD NEWS FOR YOUR

HUSBAND, OR WILL IT FACTOR

IN AT ALL?

AT THE SAME DAY HE WAS

ELECTED, THERE WAS A

CHRISTIAN A FEW YEARS IN

PRISON -- ABOVE ROHANI IS

THE SUPREME LEADER, WHO

REALLY CONTROLS EVERYTHING,

AND HIS POLICY TOWARDS

CHRISTIANITY HAS ALWAYS BEEN

THE SAME, THAT THEY SEE IT

AS A THREAT TO THEIR

NATIONAL SECURITY.

AND I DON'T SEE MUCH OF A

CHANGE.

I HOPE THEY TRY TO

PRESENT -- TRY TO BRING MORE

FREEDOM FOR THE CHRISTIANS

AND RELEASE SAEED, BUT --

Wendy: BUT RIGHT NOW

YOU DON'T THINK IT WILL MAKE

MUCH OF A DIFFERENCE?

I DON'T THINK IT WILL

MAKE MUCH OF A DIFFERENCE.

Wendy: NAGHMEH, YOU

WERE BORN IN IRAN TO MUSLIM

PARENTS -- HOW DID YOU

BECOME A CHRISTIAN?

GOD'S GRACE.

I WAS ALWAYS SEEKING HIM.

I GREW UP WHEN I WAS VERY

YOUNG IN IRAN, AND THERE WAS

A WAR AND THERE WERE BOMBS,

AND IT WAS A WAR WITH IRAN

AND IRAQ.

THAT MADE ME THINK ABOUT WHO

IS GOD, WHERE IS HE?

I TRIED TO FIND HIM THROUGH

ISLAM.

AND AT THE YOUNG AGE, 8 OR

9.

AND WHEN I CAME TO THE

STATES, MY BROTHER HAD A

VISION OF CHRIST, AND HE

SAID, I'M THE WAY, THE

TRUTH, AND THE LIFE.

Wendy: AND YOU WERE

YOUNG?

YEAH.

WE WERE 8 OR 9.

AND JESUS SAID -- AND HE

FELT SUCH A STRONG LOVE.

AND WHEN HE SAW THAT VISION,

HE CAME TO ME AND HE TOLD

ME, AND HE WAS A CHANGED

PERSON.

Wendy: YOU GOT SAVED

BASED ON YOUR BROTHER'S

DREAM ABOUT JESUS?

BUT WE'RE TWINS, SO WE'RE

SO CLOSE.

I JUST SAW HE WAS SO

SHAKEN.

AND SO I ACCEPTED CHRIST AT

THAT AGE --

Wendy: TALK ABOUT

CHILD-LIKE FAITH.

IT HAS BEEN AN AMAZING

JOURNEY.

Wendy: NAGHMEH, EXACTLY

WHAT WAS HE DOING WHEN HE

WAS ARRESTED LAST SUMMER?

HE WAS WORKING ON AN

ORPHANAGE THAT THE

GOVERNMENT APPROVED.

HE WAS WORKING WITH THE

GOVERNMENT -- WE STARTED ON

THE ORPHANAGE SINCE 2009,

AND THE KIDS AND I HAD GONE

WITH HIM IN 2011 AND STAYED

THERE A FEW MONTHS.

Wendy: HE WAS THERE

UNDER GOVERNMENT APPROVAL?

THEY HAD APPROVED IT, AND

HE WAS WORKING WITH THEM.

Wendy: YOU HAVE TWO

YOUNG CHILDREN.

HOW ARE THEY COPING?

I KNOW THEY MUST BE MISSING

THEIR DAD TERRIBLY?

IT HAS BEEN HARD.

RECENTLY I SHARED A VIDEO ON

MY Facebook THAT SHOWS

JACOB CRYING, SAYING JESUS,

I LOVE YOU, BRING DADDY

HOME.

THEY SENT OUT BALLOONS AND

MESSAGES TO JESUS SAYING,

BRING HIM HOME.

CHILD-LIKE FAITH THEY

PRAYED, AND SOMETIMES THEY

WAKE UP AND THEY HAD A

DREAM, AND THEY LOOK AROUND,

AND THEY SAY, IS DADDY HOME

YET?

AND I SAY, NO, WE HAVE JUST

GOT TO WAIT.

I TRY TO SPEAK TO THEM ABOUT

THE BIBLE ABOUT PATIENCE.

Wendy: BUT YOU BELIEVE

HE WILL COME HOME?

I DO.

YOU KNOW, I'VE HAD TO SAY I

BELIEVE GOD IS GOING TO

DELIVER.

BUT EVEN IF HE DOESN'T, HE

IS STILL A GOOD GOD.

I'VE HAD TO REALLY LAY IT AT

THE ALTER.

I'VE LEARNED TO NOT CONTROL

SITUATIONS OR PUSH GOD FOR A

CERTAIN OUTCOME AND JUST TO

LET GO AND SAY, GOD, YOU ARE

A GOOD GOD.

YOU'VE BEEN SO GRACIOUS AND

KIND TO US DURING THIS

TIME.

AND WHATEVER THE OUTCOME, I

DO HOPE HE IS GOING TO COME

HOME, BUT WHATEVER THE

OUTCOME, GOD IS STILL GOD.

Wendy: YOU HAVE BEEN SO

STRONG FOR YOUR KIDS, BUT

YOU'VE BEEN STRONG IN

GENERAL.

YOU'VE BEEN ON EVERY TV

SHOW, IN FRONT OF OF

CONGRESS, AND YOU'VE BEEN

BEFORE THE U.N., WORKING

TIRELESSLY TO EDUCATE PEOPLE

AND LET THEM KNOW WHAT IS

HAPPENING TO YOUR HUSBAND.

WHERE DO YOU GET THE

STRENGTH?

FROM CHRIST.

I WAS A CRUMBLING MESS.

AND I FOUND CONNECTION TO

THE VINE.

AND THE BIBLE SAYS, YOU

KNOW, WHEN WE FIND THAT

CONNECTION, THE FRUIT

COMES.

I HAVE TO SAY ONE OF THE

HIGHLIGHTS -- IT HAS BEEN A

YEAR SINCE I PHYSICALLY HELD

MY HUSBAND AND SAID

GOOD-BYE.

WE SAID GOOD-BYE ON JUNE 22,

2012, AND I SAID A QUICK

GOOD-BYE AND SAID SEE YOU IN

A FEW WEEKS.

BUT SPEAKING BEFORE THE

U.N., I GOT TO SHARE ABOUT

CHRIST.

I GOT TO SAY SAEED IS IN

PRISON BECAUSE HE BELIEVES

JESUS CHRIST DIED SO WHOEVER

BELIEVES IN HIM CAN BE

RECONCILED WITH HIM.

AND AS I WAS SPEAKING, IT

WAS BEING TRANSLATED INTO

OTHER LANGUAGES, AND THEY

GOT TO HEAR.

I KNOW THE LORD HAS GIVEN ME

STRENGTH TO FIGHT FOR MY

HUSBAND, BUT ALSO HE HAS

GIVEN ME A PLATFORM TO SHARE

HIS GOSPEL.

THE U.N. MIGHT HAVE NEVER

HAD THIS STRAIGHTFORWARD

MESSAGE ABOUT THE GOSPEL.

AND THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT

PEACE AND BRINGING WORLD

PEACE.

AND I GOT TO SHARE THAT THIS

IS THE ONLY WAY.

AND IN THE END OF THE

MESSAGE, I SAID THIS IS THE

GOD OF PEACE YOU'RE ALL

LOOKING FOR.

SO IT HAS BEEN AMAZING THE

PLATFORM GOD HAS GIVEN ME TO

FIGHT FOR MY HUSBAND, BUT

ALSO REALLY TO SHARE THE

GOSPEL, WHICH IS WHAT THIS

WORLD NEEDS.

OUR WORLD IS GETTING DARKER

AND DARKER.

Wendy: NAGHMEH, YOU ARE

A BRAVE PERSON.

WE ARE STANDING WITH YOU IN

PRAYER BELIEVING THAT SA ED

SAEED IS COMING HOME SOONER

RATHER THAN LATER.

YOU CAN JOIN THE FIGHT TO

FREE SAEED THROUGH YOUR

PRAYERS AND TO SIGN A

PETITION ON OUR WEBSITE,

CBNNEWS.COM.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

Wendy: FINALLY THIS

WEEK, GOD-FEARING DARE

DARE-DEVIL NIK WALLENDA TOOK

A WALK OVER THE GEORGE NEAR

THE GRAND CANYON.

HE DID IT WITHOUT A TETHER

OR A SAFETY NET, BUT HE DID

TAKE HIS FAITH IN GOD OUT ON

THAT HIGH WIRE.

HERE IS GEORGE THOMAS.

PRAISE YOU, JESUS.

George: IT TOOK NIK

WALLENDA 22 MINUTES TO

COMPLETE THE DARING WALK

ACROSS THE GRAND CANYON.

THE 34-YEAR-OLD DARE-DEVIL

IS A SEVENTH GENERATION

HIGH-WIRE ARTIST, PART OF

THE FAMOUS CIRCUS FAMILY, A

CLAN THAT IS NO STRANGER TO

DEATH-DIEFYING FEATS.

IN THE 1970s, HIS GREAT

GRANDFATHER FELL TO HIS

DEATH DURING A PERFORMANCE

IN PUERTO RICO.

IN AN INTERVIEW ON "THE 700

CLUB," NIK SAID HE DOESN'T

SEE HIS FEATS AS THAT

RISKY.

I DON'T SEE WHAT I AS

BEING MORE DANGEROUS THAN A

POLICE OFFICER.

WHAT I DO IS EXTREMELY

CALCULATED.

I DON'T THINK GOD HOLDS ME

ON THE WIRE AS I'M WALKING

ACROSS, BUT GOD HAS GIVEN ME

A UNIQUE TALENT.

George: AS A DEVOUT

CHRISTIAN, HIS SEES HIS

TALENT AND DESIRE TO PERFORM

AS A GIFT FROM GOD.

THERE IS NO QUESTION IN

MY MIND THAT GOD HAS LAID

THESE DESIRES IN MY HEART.

I THINK GOD HAS GIVEN ME A

VERY UNIQUE TALENT, AND I

CAN USE THAT TO BRING GLORY

TO HIS NAME.

Reporter: HE SAYS HE

DOES IT ALL FOR A HIGHER

PURPOSE.

THANK YOU, LORD.

IT IS SO IMPORTANT TO ME,

EVERY TIME BEFORE I DO ANY

OF THESE BIG EVENTS, I GET

IN A CIRCLE AND PRAY WITH MY

FAMILY.

AND I ALWAYS SAY, GIVE GOD

THE GLORY.

LET GOD GET THE GLORY OUT OF

WHAT I'M DOING.

THAT IS VERY, VERY IMPORTANT

TO ME, THAT THEY DON'T

PRAISE NIK WALLENDA, BUT

THEY PRAISE GOD.

IT IS HARD TO DENY THERE IS

A GOD WHEN YOU SEE THE GRAND

CANYON.

AND THAT'S WHY I LIKE TO

SHOW THESE AMAZING PLACES

OFF AROUND THE WORLD.

Wendy: TALK ABOUT A

WALK OF FAITH.

MY HEART IS RACING.

I BET YOURS IS, TOO.

INCREDIBLE.

THAT IS GOING TO DO IT FOR

THIS EDITION OF CHRISTIAN

WORLD NEWS.

FOR ALL OF US HERE, UNTIL

NEXT WEEK, GOOD-BYE AND GOD

BLESS YOU.

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