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As seen on "Newswatch" July 1: Ariz. mourns firefighters' deaths, Anti-Morsi protests set stage for Egypt civil war, and more. Read Transcript


THANKS SO MUCH FOR

JOINING US HERE ON THE CBN

NEWS CHANNEL.

I'M EPHRAIM GRAHAM.

THE STATE OF ARIZONA IS

MOURNING THE LOSS OF 19

ELITE FIREFIGHTERS.

THEY DIED ON SUNDAY BATTLING

A FIRE NEAR PRESCOTT.

IT IS THE GREATEST LOSS OF

FIREFIGHTERS IN THIS COUNTRY

SINCE 9/11.

HEATHER CELLS HAS MORE.

Reporter: THE

FIREFIGHTERS WERE BATTLING

6,000 ACRES OF BLAZING BRUSH

NORTHWEST OF PHOENIX.

FED BY GUSTY WINDS AND

TRIPLE-DIGIT HEAT, THE

FLAMES EXPLODED OUT OF

CONTROL.

WE'RE DEVASTATED.

WE JUST LOST 19 OF SOME OF

THE FINEST PEOPLE YOU'LL

EVER MEET.

RIGHT NOW WE'RE IN CRISIS.

Reporter: 19 OF THE

20-MEMBER CREW OF THE

GRANITE MOUNTAIN HOTSHOTS

DIED.

ACROSS THE COUNTRY, 110

HOTSHOT CREWS ARE TRAINED TO

HIKE INTO THE WILDERNESS AND

BUILD LINES OF PROTECTION

BETWEEN PEOPLE AND FIRES.

IN THIS CASE, THE OFFICIALS

SAY THE FAST-MOVING BLAZE

ENCIRCLED THE TEAM, FORCING

ALL 19 TO DEPLOY FIRE

RESISTANT SHELTERS LIKE THIS

ONE.

WHEN YOU HAVE THAT MUCH

FUEL AND THOSE DRY

CONDITIONS, IT WILL BECOME

EXTREMELY UNPREDICTABLE.

THIS FIRE WAS EXTREMELY

RADICAL IN BEHAVIOR.

THAT'S WHAT CAUSED THE

DEATHS.

THEY WERE JUST CAUGHT UP IN

A VERY BAD SITUATION.

Reporter: IN A

STATEMENT THE GOVERNOR NOTED

IT MAY BE DAYS OR LONGER

BEFORE AN INVESTIGATION

REVEALS HOW THIS TRAGEDY

OCCURRED.

BUT THE ESSENCE WE ALREADY

KNOW IN OUR HEARTS: FIGHTING

FIRES IS DANGEROUS WORK.

THE ARIZONA TRAGEDY IS THE

LARGEST LOSS OF FIREFIGHTERS

BATTLING A WILDFIRE IN 80

YEARS.

IT IS STILL BLAZING OUT OF

CONTROL IN YARNELL, 80 MILES

NORTHWEST OF PHOENIX.

IT HAS CONSUMED HALF OF THE

STRUCTURES IN TOWN.

MOST PEOPLE HAVE EVACUATED.

HEATHER CELLS, CBN NEWS.

MUCH OF THE SOUTHWEST

CONTINUES TO BROIL

SWELTERING HEAT WAVE.

AN ELDERLY MAN IN LAS VEGAS

WAS FOUND DEAD IN A HOME

WITHOUT AIR CONDITIONING,

AND NEARLY 140 PEOPLE HAVE

BEEN HOSPITALIZED AFTER

FALLING VICTIM TO THE BRUTAL

HEAT.

SIZZLING TEMPERATURES ARE

SPREAD FROM BOISE, IDAHO, TO

HOUSTON, WHERE IT REACHED

107°.

DEATH VALLEYS HIT 128° OVER

THE WEEKEND.

LAS VEGAS WAS A SWELTERS

117°.

AT LEAST IS DOZEN RUNNERS

PASSED OUT FROM A HEATWAVE

DURING A HALF MARATHON IN

PASADENA.

THE HOT TEMPERATURES ARE

EXPECTED TO LAST THROUGH THE

JULY 4th HOLIDAY.

ONE YEAR AFTER EGYPTIANS

ELECTED PRESIDENT MOHAMMED

MORSI, MILLIONS TOOK TO THE

STREETS THIS WEEKEND TO

DEMAND HE LEAVE OFFICE.

THE PROTESTS CONTINUE, WITH

SOME RANSACKING MORSI'S

MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD

HEADQUARTERS.

SOME SAY THE STAGE IS NOW

SET FOR POTENTIAL CIVIL

WAR.

CHRIS MITCHELL HAS MORE FROM

JERUSALEM.

Reporter: EGYPTIANS

FLOODED THEIR MAJOR CITIES

WITH DEMANDS THAT MORSI STEP

DOWN.

I'M DEMANDING THAT HE

STEP DOWN FROM OFFICE AND

LEAVE.

I'M DEMANDING THE WHOLE

MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD, OKAY, TO

LEAVE THE COUNTRY.

WE DON'T WANT THEM HERE.

Reporter: MANY

EGYPTIANS BELIEVE THAT MORSI

HAS PUT THE AGENDA OF THE

MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD AHEAD OF

OF THE COUNTRY.

THEY JUST WANT THE

BROTHERHOOD THROUGH EGYPT.

THAT'S ALL.

WE DON'T NEED HIM.

WE DON'T WANT HIM.

HE SHOULD LEAVE.

Reporter: MORS MORSI

FERVOR BROUGHT TOGETHER

SECULAR CHRISTIANS AND OTHER

GROUPS.

THE PEOPLE HOLD THE

LEGITIMACY AND WE

DR. MOHAMMED MORSI, AND WE

WOULD LIKE TO TELL HIM NOT

TO BE AFFECTED BY THE

OPPONENTS' PROTESTS, AND NOT

TO GIVE UP HIS RIGHTS.

WE ARE HERE TO SUPPORT AND

PROTECT HIM.

Reporter: MORSI SAYS HE

WON'T STEP DOWN.

HIS SPOKESMAN SAYS HE WANTS

TO TALK WITH HIS OPPONENTS.

THE PRESIDENT HAS CALLED

FOR DIALOGUE.

THE PRESIDENT HAS PREVIOUSLY

SAID HE IS REACHING OUT TO

EVERYONE, AND THAT HE IS

READY TO LISTEN TO SERIOUS

NATIONALE DIALOGUE.

Reporter: AND YET MORSI

OPPONENTS SAY HE HAS PUSHED

THROUGH UNPOPULAR

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS,

ASSUMED UNPRECEDENTED

POWERS, AND FAILED TO

ADDRESS EGYPT'S THINKING

ECONOMY.

MUDID TOLD CBN NEWS'

CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS THAT

UNDER MORSI, CHRISTIANS HAVE

SUFFERED INCREASED

PERSECUTION.

HE WARNS OF A POTENTIAL

SILVE CIVIL WAR.

IT IS A MATTER OF TIME

THAT EGYPT WILL GO TO 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.

Reporter: EGYPT'S ARMY

IS WATCHING THE COUNTRY'S

GROWING DIVIDE AND HAVE

IMPLIED THEY MIGHT

INTERVENE.

IN THE MEANTIME, EGYPT'S

FUTURE SEEMS TO HANG IN THE

BALANCE.

CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

JERUSALEM.

U.S. SENATORS JOHN

McCAIN AND LINDSAY GRAHAM

ARE CALLING FOR THE U.S. TO

TAKE ACTION TO STOP IRAN'S

NUCLEAR PROGRAM.

AT A NEWS CONFERENCE, THEY

SAID A NUCLEAR IRAN IS THE

GREATEST POSSIBLE MIDEAST

DANGER, AND THEY BELIEVE THE

U.S. PEOPLE WOULD SUPPORT A

U.S. MILITARY STRIKE TO STOP

IRAN FROM GETTING NUCLEAR

WEAPONS.

MOST AMERICANS BELIEVE

THEY WILL USE IT IF THEY GOT

THEM.

AND MOST AMERICANS BELIEVE

THAT RADICAL ISLAM IS A

THREAT TO THE AMERICAN WAY

OF LIFE.

I THINK THIS CASE CAN BE

MADE.

IT JUST HAS TO BE MADE.

WE'RE WORLD WEARY, BUT WE'RE

NOT TIRED OF BEING FREE.

BOTH McCAIN AND GRAHAM

SAY IRAN'S RECENT ELECTION

OF A NEW PRESIDENT WILL NOT

CHANGE IRAN'S NUCLEAR

AMBITIONS.

EUROPEAN LEADERS ARE

FURIOUS OVER NEW ALLEGATIONS

THAT U.S. SPY AGENCIES

MONITORED EUROPEAN UNION

DIPLOMATIC OFFICES IN

WASHINGTON, NEW YORK, AND

BRUSSELS.

IT IS THE LATEST IN A STRING

OF REVELATIONS DROPPED BY

EDWARD SNOWDEN.

A REPORT SAYS THE U.S.

MONITORED E.U. PHONE

CONVERSATIONS AND GAINED

ACCESS TO A COMPUTER NETWORK

CONTAINING E-MAILS AND

DOCUMENTS.

THE E.U. JUSTICE COMMISSION

SAYS PARTNERS DO NOT SPY ON

EACH OTHER.

BACKERS OF CALIFORNIA'S

PROPOSITION 8 SCRAMBLED TO

STOP SAME-SEX WEDDINGS THIS

WEEKEND AFTER THE COURT OF

APPEALS GAVE THE GO AHEAD TO

ISSUE GAY MARRIAGE

LICENSES.

IT OPENED THE FLOOD GATE FOR

GAY MARRIAGES TO BEGIN.

PROP 8 SUPPORTERS FILED A

MOTION ASKING THE SUPREME

COURT TO STEP IN AND STOP

THE WEDDINGS WHILE THEY

CONSIDER THEIR NEXT MOVE.

WE HAVEN'T EVEN HAD AN

OPPORTUNITY TO SEE WHAT

OTHER OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE

TO US TO UPHOLD THE WILL OF

THE PEOPLE, BUT THE NINTH

CIRCUIT HAS JUMPED THE GUN

AND FORCED SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

BACK ON CALIFORNIA.

I THINK THE MAIN ISSUE IS

THAT WE DO NOT HAVE AN

APPELLATE COURT IN

CALIFORNIA, OR ANYWHERE,

THAT HAS RULED PROPOSITION 8

TO BE UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

HOW CAN IT WE CAN GO FORWARD

WITH REDEFINING MARRIAGE

SIMPLY BECAUSE ONE TRIAL

JUDGE SAID SO?

SUNDAY SUPREME COURT

JUSTICE ANTHONY KENNEDY

DENIED THE EMERGENCY

MOTION.

THE PRESIDENT OF THE

FAMILY RESEARCH COUNCIL

PREDICTS THAT MANY AMERICANS

THAT ARE TOLERANT OF

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE WILL BE

SHOCKED TO SEE HOW IT CUTS

BACK ON RELIGIOUS FREEDOM.

TONY PERKINS SAYS CHRISTIAN

BUSINESS OWNERS WILL

INCREASINGLY FACE

PROSECUTION IF THEY DON'T

TAKE PART IN GAY WEDDINGS.

AND PARENTS MAY FIND THEIR

CHILDREN'S PUBLIC SCHOOLS

PROMOTE SAME-SEX MARRIAGE.

PERKINS APPEARS ON CBS'S

"FACE THE NATION."

THE I.R.S. TARGETING

CONSERVATIVE GROUPS BACK IN

THE HEADLINES.

THE HOUSE VOTED TO BRING

LOIS LEARNER BACK, SAYING

SHE VIOLATED HER RIGHT TO

REMAIN SILENT.

JOHN WAGGI HAS MORE.

Reporter: DEMOCRATS ON

THE COMMITTEE SAY THEY ARE

CONCERNED ABOUT VIOLATING

LOIS LEARNER'S FIFTH

AMENDMENT RIGHT NOT TO

INCRIMINATE HERSELF.

I THINK ALL OF US, BOTH

SIDES OF THE AISLE, WANT TO

HEAR WHAT MISS LEARNER HAS

TO SAY.

I THINK WE ALL, HOPEFULLY,

ARE JUST AS CONCERNED ABOUT

MAKING SURE THIS COMMITTEE

UPHOLDS THE CONSTITUTION.

Reporter: BUT

REPUBLICANS CLAIM SHE WAIVED

THAT RIGHT WHEN SHE DECLARED

HER INNOCENCE IN A HEARING

IN MAY, AND THE BIGGEST

ISSUE FACING THE COMMITTEE

SHOULDN'T BE OBSCURED.

WE ARE NOT HERE WITH

REGARD TO LOIS LEARNER.

WE ARE HEAR BECAUSE THERE

ARE AMERICAN CITIZENS WHO

WERE AFFECTED BY THE AGENCY

THAT SHE OVERSAW, WHO USED

THEIR AUTHORITY IN THE

I.R.S. TO WHAT WE BELIEVE TO

BE AN OPPRESSIVE FASHION

AGAINST WHAT COULD BE THEIR

CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS AND

POTENTIALLY IN A CRIMINAL

FASHION.

Reporter: NATIONAL

POLLS THREE OUT OF FOUR

AMERICANS BELIEVE THE I.R.S.

SHOULD BE INVESTIGATED FOR

TARGETING POLITICAL GROUPS,

ESPECIALLY AFTER THE AGENCY

ADMITTED IT WENT AFTER

RELIGIOUS GROUPS AND THE TEA

PARTY UNDER LEARNER'S

WATCH.

SHE MAY HAVE BEEN A BAD

PERSON FOR A FEW DECADES.

Reporter: AT A RECENT

EVENT, SENATOR RAND PAUL

POINTED OUT LEARNER HAS A

LONG HISTORY OF TARGETING

CONSERVATIVES AS A

BUREAUCRAT.

IT TURNS OUT SHE WAS IN

THE F.C.C. 10 YEARS AGO,

TELLING A REPUBLICAN

CANDIDATE IF WOULD JUST

RENOUNCE THE IDEA OF RUNNING

FOR OFFICE, HE WOULD PROMISE

NEVER TO RUN FOR OFFICE

AGAIN, SHE WOULD DROP THE

CHARGES.

HE SPENT $100,000 DEFENDING

HIMSELF.

THE CLERK WILL CALL THE

ROLL.

Reporter: DEMOCRATS MAY

BE ABLE TO PROVIDE SOME

PROTECTION FOR LEARNER AND

OTHER GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS,

BUT THE WIDESPREAD I.R.S.

HARASSMENT OF CITIZENS FOR

THEIR POLITICAL VIEWS IS

BOUND TO BE A HOT SUBJECT IN

MANY MORE HEARINGS ON

CAPITOL HILL.

JOHN WAGGI, CBN NEWS.

TAX DEDUCTIONS FOR

CHARITABLE GIVING MAY ON THE

CHOPPING BLOCK.

TOP SENATE COMMITTEE MEMBERS

ARE PROPOSING A BLANKET

SLATE APPROACH TO TAX

REFORM.

IT WOULD WIPE THE TAX FORMS

CLEAN.

DAN BUSBY SAYS HE IS

CONCERNED ABOUT THE

PROPOSAL.

HE SAYS THE DEDUCTIONS AN

EFFECTIVE WAY TO ENCOURAGE

INDIVIDUAL GIVING.

THERE IS A LINK ON OUR

WEBSITE, cbnnews.com,

WHERE YOU CAN FIND A

COMPLETE LIST OF PROVISIONS

THAT COULD BE CUT.

LAWMAKERS IN TEXAS ARE

BACK FOR THE SECOND ROUND OF

A POLITICAL BATTLE OVER A

PROPOSED MEASURE REGULATING

ABORTION.

THE LATEST SESSION COMES

LESS THAN A WEEK AFTER A

DEMOCRATIC FILIBUSTER AND

HUNDREDS OF ANGRY

PROTESTORS, THREW THE ENDS

OF THE FIRST SPECIAL SESSION

INTO CHAOS.

THEY PROMISED TO PASS THE

WIDE-RANGING ABORTION BILL

THIS TIME AROUND, EVEN AS

OPPONENTS MOBILIZE FOR MORE

PROTESTS.

WENDY DAVIS LED THE

OPPOSITION WITH A 12-HOUR

FILIBUSTER.

COMING UP, THE TRIALS OF

BEING A CHRISTIAN IN

TANZANIA.

HOW CHURCHES ARE UNDER

ATTACK FROM A GROWING

ISLAMIST THREAT.

A SYRIAN CATHOLIC PRIEST

WAS BEHEADED LAST WEEK BY

JIHADIST FIREFIGHTERS IN

NOWRNOWRNNORTHERN SYRIA.

CATHOLIC ONLINE REPORTS

FATHER FRANÇOIS HAD BEEN

ACCUSED OF COLLABORATING

WITH ASSAD REGIME.

THE ACCUSATIONS HAVE NOT

BEEN CONFIRMED.

THE PUBLICATION ALSO WARNS

OF THE THREAT THAT THE

SPREAD OF MILITANT ISLAM

REPRESENTS TO CHRISTIANS

AROUND THE WORLD.

HUMAN RIGHTS LEADERS TOLD

CONGRESS THAT SYRIAN

CHRISTIANS FEAR THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION'S DECISION TO

ARM THE REBELS, COULD LEAD

TO AN ISLAMIC STATE.

PRESIDENT ROBE MA

PRESIDENT OBAMA IS MEET WIG

WITH THE TANZANIA

PRESIDENT.

THE ALLURE OF THE BEACHES

DRAW 100,000 TOURISTS TO THE

ISLAND OF ZANZIBAR.

BUT THIS EAST AFRICAN

ISLAND, INFLUENCED BY

ISLAMIC EXTREMISM HAS A DARK

PAST AND A TROUBLING

PRESENT.

SEVERAL HUNDRED YEARS

AGO, WHEN ARAB TRADERS FIRST

CAME TO HIS ISLAND, THEY

WERE QUICK TO ENSLAVE THE

LOCAL POPULATION.

FAST FORWARD TO 2013, THERE

ARE NO LONGER SLAVES, 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 AKBAR.

Reporter: IN MAY 2012,

BISHOP DIXON KAGANGA, HELPED

CHURCH MEMBERS FLEE HIS SAME

TIME CHURCH MEETING AS AN

ANGRY MOB APPROACHED.

HE REMAINED BEHIND IN A

CHURCH OFFICE.

THEY WERE SAYING MAYBE HE

IS HERE.

LOOK AFTER HIM.

THEY WERE SAYING WE DON'T

WANT CHRISTIANITY IN

ZANZIBAR.

Reporter: THEY NEVER

FOUND THE BISHOP, BUT THEY

DESTROYED HIS CAR AND SET

FIRE TO CHAIRS AND CHURCH

EQUIPMENT INSIDE THE

BUILDING.

THEY OPPOSE THE CHURCH.

THEY OPPOSE THE MESSAGE OF

CHRIST.

JESUS IS DOING SIGNS AND

WONDERS, AND SO THEY WANT TO

ATTACK THIS.

THEY DON'T WANT THIS.

Reporter: AND IT IS NOT

ONLY HAPPENING IN ZANZIBAR,

CHURCH ATTACKS HAVE ALSO

SPREAD TO THE TANZANIAN

MAINLAND, LIKE THIS ONE THAT

KILLED THREE PEOPLE AND

INJURED AT LEAST A DOZEN

OTHERS IN THE TOWN OF ARUCIA

LAST MAY.

THEY SAY EXTREMISTS ARE NOW

WAGING JIHAD IN AFRICAN

COUNTRIES THAT HAVE A HIGH

NUMBER OF CHRISTIANS.

IT IS EVERYWHERE, AND NOW

IN TANZANIA, OF COURSE,

WHICH EARLIER YOU NEVER

THOUGHT OF BEING A RADICAL

NATION.

Reporter: CHURCH

LEADERS SAY THE ATTACKS HAVE

STRENGTHENED THE TANZANIAN

BODY OF CHRIST.

AS FOR THE BISHOP'S CHURCH,

SERVICES RESUMED AFTER

REPAIRS WERE MADE.

HE ENCOURAGES ZANZIBARIAN

CHRISTIANS TO REMAIN FOCUSED

ON GOD.

WE WILL ENDURE AND WE

WILL 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, ZANZIBAR.

UP NEXT, CHILDREN WHO ARE

BEING SOLD AND TRADED FOR

SEX IN BROAD DAYLIGHT.

THE BATTLE TO BEAT CHILD SEX

TRAFFICKING IN BRAZIL.

PROTESTORS HAVE BEEN

CLASHING WITH POLICE IN

BRAZIL THE PAST FEW WEEKS.

THEY'RE ANGRY ABOUT THE

MILLIONS SPENT IN WORLD CUP

PREPARATIONS, SAYING THAT

MONEY SHOULD BE SPENT ON

SOCIAL PROBLEMS INSTEAD.

COUNTRIES THAT HOST THE

BIG GAMING EVENTS LOOK

FORWARD TO THE MONEY AND THE

TOURISTS THEY BRING.

BUT THERE IS A TRAGIC SIDE

AS WELL.

THE SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF

CHILDREN.

OUR HEATHER CELLS HAS MORE.

Reporter: IN RECENT

YEARS, GROWING NUMBERS OF

TOURISTS HAVE FLOCKED TO

NORTHERN EASTERN BRAZIL.

HERE THEY TAKE ADVANTAGE OF

THE REGION'S BEAUTIFUL

BEACHES, THE CLON COLONIAL

ARCHITECTURE, AND TRAGICALLY

THEIR CHILDREN.

IT IS VERY EASY TO BUY A

GIRL.

IT IS LIKE BEING CHOCOLATE.

Reporter: CBN NEWS

TRAVELLED TO BRAZIL FOR A

CLOSER LOOK AT THE CHILD

TRAFFICKING EPIDEMIC.

TAXI DRIVERS, HOTEL WORKERS

AND DRUG DEALERS FORM AN

UNDERGROUND NETWORK,

CONNECTING SUPPLY AND

DEMAND.

AND EVERY WEEK, THIS MAN'S

AGENCY RECEIVES FIVE TO SIX

NEW VICTIMS IN NEED OF

HELP.

AFTER OUR INTERVIEW, WE

WALKED TO THE BEACH ACROSS

FROM OUR HOTEL, AND DEBOMBA

NOTICED CHILDREN FOR SALE

RIGHT IN FRONT OF US.

A TRANSLATOR APPROACHED A

YOUNG BOY WORKING AS A

TRANSVESTITE, AND HE AGREED

TO TELL US HOW THE SYSTEM

WORKS.

THEY COME IN THE CAR.

THEY ASK HOW MUCH IT IS.

I TELL THEM, AND THEY SAY IF

THEY WANT ME.

IF THEY WANT ME, THEY TAKE

ME.

Reporter: LEAH USES THE

$25 TO $50 PER TRICK TO BUY

CLOTHES AND FOOD FOR HIMSELF

AND HIS MOM.

HE TOLD US HE STARTED AT AGE

14.

HIS LIFE OF PAIN WAS CLEAR.

I DON'T LIKE IT.

I HATE IT.

I JUST DO IT BECAUSE I NEED

IT.

Reporter: BRAZIL MAY

SOON OVERTAKE THAILAND AS

THE NUMBER ONE COUNTRY IN

TRAFFICKED CHILDREN.

THE UNITED NATIONS ESTIMATES

MORE THAN A QUARTER MILLION

OF SEXUALLY EXPLOITED HERE.

MOST OF IT HAPPENS IN THE

NORTHEAST REGION, WHERE

TOURISTS ARRIVE FROM EUROPE

AND THE U.S.

WE SEE KIDS START AT AGE

12, 13.

IT IS A WAY FOR THEM TO HAVE

AN INCOME.

TO RECEIVE MONEY EASILY.

Reporter: AND AS IF THE

PROBLEM OF CHILD SEX

TRAFFICKING WASN'T BAD

ENOUGH, THE WORST MAY BE YET

TO COME.

MANY FEAR THE WORLD CUP

GAMES WILL BRING A FLOOD OF

TOURISTS, EAGER NOT JUST FOR

SPORTS, BUT FOR CHILDREN.

WE ARE TRYING TO FIND A

WAY TO AVOID THIS.

Reporter: TUAREZ WORKS

IN CHILD SERVICES IN HAFIFI,

HIS RESEARCH SUGGESTS KIDS

ARE IN DEATH.

> DANGER.

WHAT WE SEE IS THE

PROBLEM HERE.

Reporter: THE PUBLIC

OFFICIALS AND NON-PROFITS

ARE TEAMING UP TO RAISE

AWARENESS AND TRY TO PREVENT

A POTENTIAL REGION-WIDE

DISASTER.

THE SOCIAL WORKERS ARE

VERY CONCERNED ABOUT IT.

SO THEY ARE WORKING IN

PREVENTION NOW WITH

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS IN THE

CITY, AND ALSO GIVING

WORSHIP IN THE SCHOOLS.

Reporter: MANY IN THIS

REGION ALSO RECOGNIZE A

LONG-TERM STRATEGY IS

ESSENTIAL TO WIPE OUT A

TRAGEDY THAT IS DEEPLY

EMBEDDED IN THE CULTURE.

POOR CHILDREN HERE TYPICALLY

GROW UP IN SMALL, CROWDED

HOMES, WHERE THEY SEE

SEXUALITY THAT SHOULD BE

PRIVATE, AND OFTEN FACE

ABUSE THEMSELVES.

THEY START EARLY TO SEE

SEX IN A DISTORTED WAY, SO

IT IS EASIER TO START IN

THIS KIND OF LIFE.

Reporter: DRUG DEALERS

ALSO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF KIDS

ADDICTED TO CRACK AND OTHER

ILLEGAL SUBSTANCES.

IT IS ALL SO COMMON FOR

DESPERATELY POOR PARENTS TO

ENCOURAGE THEIR CHILDREN TO

SELL THEMSELVES.

THE MOMS -- SOMETIMES

THEY PUT THEIR CHILDREN IN

THIS SITUATION BECAUSE THEY

NEED HELP.

Reporter: IN THE CASE

OF SOFIA, A 15-YEAR-OLD WE

MET, HER PARENTS SIMPLY

LOOKED THE OTHER WAY.

SOFIA SAYS SHE STOPPED

BECAUSE SHE WANTS A BETTER

LIFE.

I REALIZED IT'S NOT

GOOD.

YOU CAN GET PREGNANT AND BE

UNABLE TO GO ON WITH YOUR

STUDIES AND GET A GOOD JOB.

Reporter: THE

U.S.-BASED MINISTRY

COMPASSION INTERNATIONAL IS

IN THE SEX TRAFFICKING FIGHT

FOR THE LONG HAUL.

THEY USE CHILD SPONSORSHIPS

TO FUND MINISTRIES ACROSS

THE COUNTRY.

WE ARE NOT ONLY PROVIDING

THEM A PLACE TO COME OFF THE

STREETS, BUT WE'RE CONCERNED

ABOUT GIVING THEM AN

EDUCATION IN A HOLISTIC WAY

SO THEY CAN HAVE A DIFFERENT

OPPORTUNITY THAN THEIR

PARENTS.

Reporter: COMPASSION

PARTNERS WITH LOCAL CHURCHES

TO TAKE CARE OF CHILDREN'S

PHYSICAL NEEDS, AND IT

EMPHASIZES ACADEMICS,

INCLUDING A SPECIAL

CURRICULUM THAT TARGETS

ABUSE.

IT EMPHASIZES

DECISION-MAKING FOR A

LIFETIME.

IT IS A TOUGH CONCEPT FOR SO

MANY CHILDREN WHO'S FAMILIES

DESPERATELY NEED HELP NOW.

BUT PREVENTION, VIA

ONE-CHILD SPONSORSHIPS MAY

BE THE STRATEGY.

I BELIEVE THE BEST WAY TO

COMBAT EXPLOITATION IS THE

PREVENTION WE'RE DOING WITH

THE PARTNERSHIP WITH

COMPASSION.

Reporter: BUILDING

RELATIONSHIPS WITH KIDS, IN

THE HOPES OF HELPING THEM

RELIEREALIZE THEIR DREAMS.

FOR THESE CHILDREN, IT IS

NOT TOO LATE.

AND IT MAY NOT BE TOO LATE

FOR LEAH.

AFTER THIS INTERVIEW, WE

PRAYED FOR HIM AND HIS

DREAMS.

I WOULD LIKE TO GET

MARRIED AND QUIT DOING WHAT

I AM DOING.

Reporter: LEAH TOLD US

HE WOULD LIKE TO BECOME A

NURSE, A TRUE MIRACLE THAT

ONE CHILD IN SO MUCH PAIN

WOULD DREAM OF HELPING

OTHERS.

REPORTING IN BRAZIL, HEATHER

CELLS, CBN NEWS.

"OPERATION BLESSING"

CONTINUES TO WORK WITH

RESIDENTS IN MOORE,

OKLAHOMA, AFFECTED BY THAT

HUGE TORNADO BACK IN MAY.

RECENTLY O.B. LEARNED OF A

FAMILY OF NINE THAT WAS IN

AN EMERGENCY SITUATION.

PORTIONS OF THEIR ROOF WAS

DAMAGED DURING THE STORM,

LEAVING THE INTERIOR OF

THEIR HOME EXPOSED TO THE

ELEMENTS.

SOME OF THE CEILING

COLLAPSED INTO THEIR HOME,

LEAVING THEIR ONLY WORKING

BATHROOM BARELY FUNCTIONAL

AND UNSAFE.

"OPERATION BLESSING" JUMPED

INTO IMMEDIATE ACTION,

REPLACING THE ENTIRE ROOF,

AND PUTTING FRESH PAINT ON

THE WALLS.

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS A

BLESSING.

THAT IS GOING TO DO IT FOR

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