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Christian World News: July 26, 2013

This week on Christian World News: Christians in North Korea are arrested, imprisoned, even killed. But it wasn't always that way. In fact, Pyongyang was once called "the Jerusalem of the East." And, the new pope returns to South ... Read Transcript


TODAY ON CHRISTIAN WORLD

NEWS, EGYPT'S UNCERTAIN

FUTURE.

WILL THERE BE PEACE AND

STABILITY OR CIVIL WAR?

AND WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE

COUNTRY'S CHRISTIANS?

Wendy: PLUS, TODAY

CHRISTIANS IN NORTH KOREA

ARE ARRESTED, IMPRISONED,

EVEN KILLED.

BUT IT WASN'T ALWAYS THAT

WAY.

IN FACT, JOHN YANG WAS ONCE

CALLED THE JERUSALEM OF THE

EAST.

George: AND POPE

FRANCIS RETURNS TO SOUTH

AMERICA, AND HUNDREDS OF

THOUSANDS ARE FLOCKING TO

BRAZIL JUST TO SEE HIM.

*

George: IS EGYPT

HEADING FOR POLITICAL

STABILITY OR CIVIL WAR?

HELLO, EVERYONE, I'M GEORGE

THOMAS.

Wendy: AND I'M WENDY

GRIFFITH.

POLITICAL PROTESTS AND

RALLIES ARE NOW ALMOST DAILY

OCCURRENCES IN EGYPT.

PROTESTORS CONTINUE TO DIE

IN SCIRMISHES WITH SECURITY

FORCES AND WEREN'T ANOTHER.

George: IBRAHIM IS ONE

OF THE COPTIC CHRISTIANS WHO

HAS WRITTEN BY EGYPT AND ITS

CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY.

HE SHARED HIS INSIGHTS WITH

GARY LANE, BUT FIRST GARY

BRINGS US THIS UPDATE ON THE

SITUATION IN EGYPT.

Reporter: SUPPORTERS OF

MOHAMMED MORSI REFUSE TO

GIVE UP.

THEY WANT THE MUSLIM

BROTHERHOOD LEADER

REINSTATED TO THE EGYPTIAN

PRESIDENCY.

I'M SAYING TO

MAJOR-GENERAL SISSI, YOU

BETRAYED US AND CARRIED OUT

THE COUP, BUT GOD WILL

PUNISH YOU IF YOU ARE NOT

IMPLEMENTING HIS RULES.

Reporter: EVEN LARGER

NUMBERS OF ANTI-MUSLIM

BROTHERHOOD MEMBERS HELD

RALLIES.

I'M PROVING IT IS A

REVOLUTION, AND STABILITY IS

DOING WHAT WE OUGHT TO DO.

Reporter: NEWLY AP

POINTED PRESIDENT ALI

MANSOUR SAYS ALL EGYPTIANS

MUST WORK TOGETHER.

WE WILL THOROUGHLY PUNISH

THOSE WHO KILL INNOCENTS.

Reporter: MANY WONDER

IF RELIABLE FACTIONS ARE

HEADED FOR A SHOWDOWN.

AUTHOR RAYMOND IBRAHIM HAD

THIS WARNING.

I FO FORESEE A CIVIL

WAR.

Reporter: IBRAHIM SAYS

CHRISTIANS WILL BE TARGETED

AND ATTACKED AND THEIR VERY

EXISTENCE THREATENED.

RAYMOND IBRAHIM JOINS US.

LAST TIME YOU WERE HERE IN

APRIL, YOU PREDICTED CIVIL

WAR.

DO YOU STILL THINK THAT IS

GOING TO HAPPEN IN EGYPT?

I DO.

GROUPS LIKE THE MUSLIM

BROTHERHOOD AND ISLAMICS IN

GENERAL, HAVE BEEN STRIVING

FOR POWER, ARE POWER HUNGRY,

AND HAVE ALWAYS BEEN

SIDELINED AND JAILED AND

PERSECUTED, AND NOW THEY

FINALLY GOT COMPLETE POWER.

PRESIDENT MORSI AND ALL OF

THE BROTHERHOOD IN THE

CABINET, THEY FINALLY TASTED

POWER.

THIS IS A GROUP I DON'T SEE

WALKING AWAY OR GIVING IN.

YOU HAVE TO REMEMBER THE

MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD SLOGAN

THAT MOHAMMED MORSI HIMSELF

USED TO SAY IS BASICALLY THE

QURAN IS OUR CONSTITUTION,

THE PROPHET IS OUR LEADER,

AND JIHAD IS OUR WAY.

AND DEATH AND MARTYRDOM IS

THE HIGHEST ASPIRATION.

WHAT WILL THIS MEAN FOR

CHRISTIANS AND OTHERS?

WHERE THE GOVERNMENT IS

AN ISLAMIST GOVERNMENT,

THEY'RE THE ONCE DOING IT.

A PE PERFECT EXAMPLE IS

IRAN AND SUDAN, AND

CHRISTIANS ARE SUFFERING.

WHEN THE GOVERNMENT IS NOT

ISLAMIST, LIKE PRE-MORSI,

WHAT YOU'LL SEE THEN IS

PERSECUTION FROM THE MOB,

ALMOST LIKE A VIGILANTE

THING.

Reporter: AND THEY'RE

BEING TARGETED NOW?

THEY'RE BEING TARGETED

NOW.

BUT THE THING IS THEY'RE

ALWAYS TARGETED.

THERE IS ALWAYS AN EXCUSE.

IT NEVER ENDS.

YOU CAN HAVE -- WHEN MORSI

WAS IN THERE, THEY GOT

TARGETED EVEN WORSE.

THAT WAS WHEN THE ST. MARK

CATHEDRAL WAS ATTACKED.

THEY'RE BETWEEN A ROCK AND A

HARD PLACE.

Reporter: WHAT IS THE

EFFECT, A MASS EXITOUS LIKE

WE'VE SEEN IN IRAQ?

AGAIN, IF YOU WANT TO

LOOK AT PRECEDENCE, THAT'S

WHAT HAS BEEN HAPPENING.

THE DIFFERENCE WITH EGYPT AS

OPPOSED TO IRAQ, THERE IS

REALLY A LARGE CHRISTIAN

POPULATION THERE.

MILLIONS -- ACCORDING TO

SOME, UP TO 15 MILLION OR

16 MILLION, BUT AT LEAST YOU

WANT TO SAY 10 MILLION.

IT IS NOT THAT EASY FOR A

LOT OF THESE PEOPLE TO GET

OUT AND LEAVE, AND A LOT

DON'T WANT TO LEAVE.

AND WE'RE SEEING THAT IN

SYRIA AS WELL.

WHAT ABOUT CHRISTIANS

THERE?

IT IS THE SAME EXACT

STORY.

THIS IS WHAT IS SAD BECAUSE

YOU WOULD THINK U.S.

ADMINISTRATIONS AND ANALYSTS

WOULD HAVE LEARNED FROM

PRECEDENT.

Reporter: WHAT SHOULD

THE U.S. POLICY BE?

U.S. POLICY WILL NEVER

CHANGE UNLESS AMERICANS

ACTUALLY CHANGE BECAUSE

THEY'RE THE ONCE WHO ELECT

THROUGH GOVERNMENT.

UNLESS THEY START POINTING

OUT THE GROSS REALITY OF

WHAT IS HAPPENING TO

PEOPLE -- IT IS AMAZING TO

ME BECAUSE EVERYTHING IS

BEING DONE IN THE NAME OF

THE ARAB SPRING IS BEING

ARTICULATED IN HUMANITARIAN

TERMS.

AND YET IT HAS LED TO ONE OF

THE GREATEST HUMANITARIAN

CRISIS, AND IN THIS CASE,

THE ATTACK ON CHRISTIANS

FROM ONE END OF THE WORLD TO

THE OTHER.

GET INFORMED, NUMBER ONE, OF

COURSE.

AND IF YOU CARE, AND

HOPEFULLY YOU WILL, YOU

START PRESSURING YOUR

REPRESENTATIVES.

Reporter: AND WE PRAY.

AND WE PRAY.

RAYMOND IBRAHIM, THANK YOU.

THE BOOK IS "CRUCIFIED

AGAIN."

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US.

THANK YOU, GARY.

TAKE CARE.

George: OUR Facebook

FOLLOWERS CAN WATCH A

SPECIAL SESSION WITH

RAYMOND, FIND IT AT OUR

C.W.N. Facebook PAGE.

Wendy: 1400 CHILDREN

GATHERED IN THE EGYPTIAN

DESERT RECENTLY, ASKING GOD

TO CHANGE THEM AND THEIR

NATION.

THE FIRST EVER "ONE THING"

KIDS FESTIVAL.

THE EVENT WAS HELD IN AN

HISTORIC DESERT CENTER FOR

CHRISTIAN PRAYER.

CHILDREN AS YOUNG AS EIGHT

ATTENDED.

ORGANIZERS SAY GOD WILL

BLESS EGYPT BECAUSE OF THE

FAITHFUL INTERCESSION OF THE

CHILDREN.

THIS WEEK MARKS 60 YEARS

SINCE THE FIGHTING ENDED ON

THE KOREAN PENINSULA.

FOR THE SOUTH, IT MEANT

ECONOMIC, POLITICAL AND

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM.

FOR THE COMMUNIST NORTH, THE

EXACT OPPOSITE.

George: TODAY

CHRISTIANS IN THE NORTH FACE

TERRIBLE PERSECUTION, BUT IT

WASN'T ALWAYS LIKE THAT.

IN THE EARLY 1900s, NORTH

KOREA WITNESSED A CHRISTIAN

REVIVAL.

THE CITY OF PYEONGCHANG WAS

EVEN CALLED THE JERUSALEM OF

THE EAST SIDE.

PYEONGCHANG, JANUARY 14th,

1907.

A GROUP OF KOREAN CHRISTIANS

AND WESTERN MISSIONARIES ARE

MEETING FOR A BIBLE STUDY IN

A CHURCH ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF

THE CITY.

HALF WAY THROUGH, GOD BEGINS

TO MOVE IN A POWERFUL WAY.

THEY KNEW THAT THE ONLY

WAY TO SURVIVE WAS TO DEPEND

ON GOD.

George: ONE BY ONE, THE

MEN CONFESSED THEIR SINS TO

EACH OTHER, SINS OF RACIAL

PREJUDICE, HATE, ANGER, AND

JEALOUSY.

THEY KNEW NOTHING WAS

IMPOSSIBLE WITH GOD, SO THEY

CALLED ON HIM FOR

FORGIVENESS.

George: GOD ANSWERS AND

REVIVAL BREAKS OUT.

IN THE ENSUING MONTHS,

THOUSANDS REPENTED PUBLICLY,

INCLUDING ELDERS OF CHURCHES

AND FOREIGN MISSIONARIES

SERVING IN KOREA.

AND OUT OF THAT, THEY

SAY, THEY THINK CAME THE

WORK OF THE SPIRIT THAT

FINALLY BROKE OUT AT THAT

PENTECOST.

George: THUS BEGAN THE

GREAT PYEONGCHANG REVIVAL OF

1907.

IN 1907, PYEONGCHANG

BECAME KNOWN AS THE

JERUSALEM OF THE EAST.

CHURCHES WERE SPROUTING UP

EVERYWHERE AND THEY WERE

GROWING FAST.

George: PEOPLE WALKED

HUNDREDS OF MILES TO ATTEND

REVIVAL MEETINGS.

THE SPIRITUAL CHANGE WAS

A REPENTANCE MOVEMENT.

BELIEVERS CONFESSED THEIR

SINS AND WERE BORN AGAIN.

George: THE REVIVAL

LASTED 40 YEARS, TOUCHING

ALL LEVELS OF SOCIETY,

INCLUDING THOSE IN POLITICAL

POWER.

ANDREA LANDCOST IS A

PROFESSOR OF ASIAN HISTORY

IN SEOUL.

NORTH KOREAN COMMUNIST --

ANY KOREAN COMMUNIST OF THE

'40s AND '30s, CAME FROM

A CHRISTIAN FAMILY.

George: AND NORTH KOREA

INDICATED KIM JONG UN WAS

BORN TO CHRISTIANITY.

IN KOREA, CHRISTIANITY

WAS MODERNIZATION, PROGRESS,

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY.

George: BUT THE BRUTAL

40-YEAR JAPANESE OCCUPATION

OF KOREA TESTED THE FAITH OF

THESE BELIEVERS.

ACCORDING TO EYE-WITNESS

ACCOUNTS, CHRISTIANS WERE

ENDURING SO MUCH

PERSECUTION, BUT IN THE

MIDST OF PERSECUTION, GOD

WAS MOVING IN TREMENDOUS

WAYS.

JAPANESE ORDERED US TO

BOW TO THE JAPANESE

EMPEROR.

MANY OF US REFUSED.

BUT THE MORE THE CHURCH

FACED PERSECUTION, THE MORE

WE GREW.

George: BY THE LATE

1940s, SOME 3,000

CHRISTIAN CHURCHES WERE IN

KOREA AND HOSPITALS WERE

BEING BUILT.

IT WAS THE GREATEST

SUCCESSFUL STORY OF NOT ONLY

THE AMERICAN PROTESTANT

MISSIONARIES.

George: BUT TODAY IT

COULD NOT BE MORE

DIFFERENT.

CHRISTIANS NOW ARE ROUTINELY

TORTURED, RAPED, STARVED,

AND EVEN EXECUTED.

IT IS ONE OF THE MOST

OPPRESSIVE POLICIES THE

WORLD HAS EVER SEEN.

THEY ARE WORSE THAN STALIN.

THEY ARE PROBABLY AS BAD AS

MAO.

George: KOREAN

CHRISTIANS HAVE HELD PRAYER

RALLIES LIKE THIS ONE,

ASKING GOD TO REUNITE AND

REVIVE THEIR NATION.

[SPEAKING A

FOREIGN LANGUAGE]

George: DAVID YAGGI

CHO, A SOUTH KOREAN, PASTORS

THE LARGEST CHURCH IN THE

WORLD.

FOR DECADES HE IS PREPARING

TEAM OF YOUNG PASTORS TO BE

READY TO SHARE THE GOSPEL

ONCE THE DOORS OPEN IN THE

NORTH.

WE ARE PRAYING GOD WILL

SPEED OF INTERVENTION IN

NORTH KOREA.

George: THEY ARE

CALLING ON THE CHURCH TO

REMEMBER THOSE SUFFERING FOR

THEIR FAITH AND TO PRAY THAT

GOD WILL BRING ANOTHER

REVIVAL IN NORTH KOREA.

IT IS PRETTY AMAZING.

TODAY KOREA IS THE WORLD'S

LARGEST NUMBER ONE COUNTRY

THAT SENDS MISSIONARIES

AROUND THE WORLD.

SOUTH KOREA DOES.

Wendy: THAT'S

INCREDIBLE.

George: IT REALLY IS.

Wendy: AMAZING STORY.

UP NEXT, FRANCIS ROCKS.

HIS MISSION TO STRENGTHEN

THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN

BRAZIL.

Wendy: HUNDREDS OF

THOUSANDS OF CATHOLIC

FAITHFUL WELCOMED POPE

FRANCIS TO BRAZIL THIS

WEEK.

THE PONTIFF CAME TO RIO FOR

WORLD YOUTH DAY.

IT IS HIS FIRST

INTERNATIONAL TRIP SINCE

BECOMING THE FIRST LATIN

AMERICAN POPE.

HE HOPES TO REVITALIZE THE

CATHOLIC CHURCH IN BRAZIL,

WHERE EVANGELICAL CHURCHES

ARE GROWING AT A VERY FAST

PACE.

George: CAN A NATION BE

SAVED IN A DAY?

THOUSANDS OF AMERICAN

MISSIONARIES JOINED WITH

LOCAL BELIEVERS TO PROVE

THAT TRUE.

THEY TARGETED HONDURAS, ONE

OF THE MOST VIOLENT NATIONS

IN CENTRAL AMERICA.

THEIR RALLYING CRY: "ONE

NATION, ONE DAY."

Reporter: A RECORD

2,000 SHORT-TERM

MISSIONARIES ARRIVED IN

HONDURAS FOR A GOSPEL

INVASION UNLIKE ANY SEEN

BEFORE.

IT WAS THE ANSWER TO THE

PRAYERS OF MANY LOCAL

PASTORS.

THIS COUNTRY IS SUFFERING

A LOT.

WHAT IF WE DO SOMETHING

POWERFUL IN THE NATION THAT

ATTRACTS THE EVANGELISTS,

AND THAT CAN REACH ALL OF

THOSE PEOPLE.

Reporter: THAT POWERFUL

SOMETHING BECAME "ONE NATION

ONE DAY," A STRATEGY TO

SATURATE HONDURAS WITH THE

GOSPEL.

AND YOUNG PEOPLE SHARED

THEIR FAITH WITH LOCAL

SCHOOLS, AND MEDICAL

PROFESSIONALS HELD FREE

CLINICS.

IT IS POSSIBLE, THAT A

MIRACLE WILL HAPPEN AT THIS

TIME AND MOMENT IN HISTORY.

YES, CAN A NATION BE SAVED

IN ONE DAY?

I CAN SAY, YEAH, IT COULD.

Reporter: THE

GOVERNMENT DECLARED THE NEXT

SATURDAY A NATIONAL HOLIDAY,

AND SIMULTANEOUS RALLIES IN

19 SOCCER STADIUMS INVITED

THE ENTIRE COUNTRY TO FOLLOW

JESUS CHRIST.

HONDURAS' PRESIDENT GAVE A

PERSONAL WELCOME.

[ SPEAKING SPANISH ]

TO THE 2,000 EVANGELISTS

IN HONDURAS TODAY, I WANT TO

THANK YOU IN THE NAME OF THE

PEOPLE OF HONDURAS, AND SAY

THAT THE TRUE SOLUTIONS FOR

THE PROBLEMS OF HO HONDURAS

IS FOR TO UNDERSTAND THAT

GOD IS THE ONE WHO DECIDES

AND ORDERS EVERYTHING.

Reporter: ORGANIZERS

BELIEVE THE "ONE NATION ONE

DAY" STRATEGY COULD LAUNCH A

NEW SERIES OF NATIONAL

COMPAIGNS IN LATIN-AMERICA

AND BEYOND.

STAN JETERS, CBN NEWS.

Wendy: THANKS, STAN.

UGANDA IS FACING A

HUMANITARIAN CRISIS AFTER

65,000 REFUGEES FLED THERE.

A TERRORIST GROUP ATTACKED

THEIR VILLAGE IN THE EASTERN

PART OF THE DEMOCRATIC

REPUBLIC OF CONGO.

THE REFUGEES CROSSED INTO

THE REMOTE DISTRICT OF BONDO

BUJIO SEEKING SAFETY.

MORE THAN 20,000 ARE IN NEED

OF FOOD, WATER, AND A PLACE

TO LIVE.

JOSHUA DICKINSON IS AN

AMERICAN MISSIONARY AND

ENGINEER WHO HELPED PROVIDE

WATER TO THE REFUGEE CAMP.

TO BE HONEST, IT IS

HEARTBREAKING.

IT IS A STRUGGLE TO RUN THIS

REFUGEE CAMP, BUT IT IS THE

REASON I'M HERE, AND THE

REASON I FEEL GOD HAS CALLED

ME TO SERVE IS TO BE

AVAILABLE FOR TRAGEDIES LIKE

THIS.

WHEN WE FIRST GOT WATER

FLOWING IN THE CAMP, AND,

YOU KNOW, MANY WOMEN AND

CHILDREN WERE COMING TO

COLLECT WATER.

AND THE THANK YOUS, AND TO

KNOW THAT I'M HERE

REPRESENTING CHRIST IN A WAY

OF PROVIDING CLEAN WATER,

THAT WAS VERY FULFILLING.

Wendy: DICKINSON WORKS

WITH A PENNSYLVANIA-BASED

WORLD HARVEST MISSION.

YOU CAN LEARN MORE ABOUT THE

STORY, INCLUDING HOW JOSHUA

SACRIFICED MORE THAN JUST

HIS TIME AND TALENT TO HELP

THESE PEOPLE.

JUST CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE,

CBNNEWS.COM.

George: COMING UP, IT

IS A RARE SIGHT IN AMERICAN

PUBLIC SCHOOLS, A BIBLE CLUB

ON CAMPUS.

FIND OUT WHY IT IS SO

POPULAR, NEXT.

George: WELCOME BACK TO

THIS SHOW.

IMAGINE A BIBLE CLUB IN A

PUBLIC SCHOOL THAT IS SO

POPULAR MORE THAN HALF THE

STUDENTS ATTEND ITS

MEETINGS.

Wendy: WOW.

CBN NEWS REPORTED ON THIS

STORY FIRST TWO YEARS AGO IN

PENNSYLVANIA.

ITS IMPACT HAS REACHED

AROUND THE WORLD, AS PAUL

STRAND TELLS US.

Reporter: EACH MONDAY,

IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SCHOOL

DAY, MORE THAN HALF OF

REDBANK VALLEY HIGH'S 600

STUDENTS HEAD TO BIBLE

CLUB.

THAT MAKES IT THE LATEST OF

ITS KIND IN THE WORLD.

THEY PUT ON AN ANNUAL OPEN

HOUSE IN BETHLEHEM, THAT

SHOWCASES THEIR TRICKS AND

BOISTEROUS WORSHIP.

THESE STUDENTS CARRY THRIEB

BIBLETHEIR BIBLES IN THE

HALLWAYS, AND NOW THEY'RE

INSPIRING KIDS FROM AROUND

THE COUNTRY AND BEYOND.

CBN COVERED IT TWO YEARS AGO

AFTER A VIEWER SENT AN

E-MAIL ABOUT ITS SUCCESS.

WE MADE THAT VIDEO CLIP

AND WE'VE GOT ALL KINDS OF

RESPONSES TO THAT.

Reporter: THE BIBLE

PRESIDENT SAYS IT KICKED OFF

A KAVEL CADE OF INTERESTS.

THEY EVEN HAD TO ELECT THEIR

OWN PUBLIC RELATIONS PERSON

TO HANDLE IT.

WE'VE HAD A LOT OF

OUTREACH, AND PEOPLE

CONTACTING US.

Reporter: A MAJOR SPARK

CAME FROM MAGGIE'S TESTIMONY

OF BEING ONLY 14 YEARS OLD

WHERE SHE LED SOME FOUR

DOZEN STUDENTS TO PRAY.

THAT DOESN'T HAPPEN

ANYWHERE ELSE.

Reporter: TODAY MAGGIE

SAYS IT COULD HAVE BEEN EVEN

MORE THAN FOUR DOZEN.

I WAS COUNTING, AND I

COULDN'T BELIEVE IT, 48

KIDS, BUT I HAD TO QUIT

COUNTING SO I COULD PRAY.

AFTER WE WERE ON "700

CLUB" LAST TIME, A CLUB FROM

CALIFORNIA, THEIR BIBLE

CLUB, THEY GOT IN TOUCH WITH

US, AND SAID THEY SAW OUR

INTERVIEW.

Reporter: AND THE

ROSAMAN STUDENTS SHARED THEY

NEEDED EXACTLY 25 BIBLES,

AND THAT'S WHAT THE REDBANK

STUDENTS PRAYED FOR.

NOT EVEN A WEEK LATER,

SOMEONE DROPPED OFF 25

BIBLES.

Reporter: THE DONOR HAD

NO IDEA HE WAS FULFILLING TO

A "T" THE PRAYER FOR 25

BIBLES.

THEY WERE JUST LAYING

AROUND HIS OFFICE, HE SAID.

Reporter: SHE KEEPS THE

THANK YOU CARDS FROM THE

STUDENTS WHO RECEIVED THE

BIBLES.

TRAVIS DEAN OF "TEENS FOR

CHRIST" BEGAN TO SPREAD THE

WORD.

PART OF MY EXCITEMENT IS

TO SHARE WHAT IS HAPPENING

HERE WITH OTHER CLUBS.

TO SAY LOOK WHAT GOD CAN DO

IN YOUR SCHOOL.

Reporter: DEAN SHARED

THE STORY ON HIS WEBSITE

NINEMONTHMISSIONTRIP.COM.

WE WANT KIDS TO THINK OF

THEIR SCHOOL AS A MISSION

TRIP.

GOD HAS PUT THEM THERE FOR A

PURPOSE AND A REASON, AND

GOD WANTS TO USE THEM TO

SHARE THEIR LOVE WITH THEIR

FRIENDS.

Reporter: THEY WANT TO

SET UP 30 OR 40 BIBLE CLUBS

THROUGHOUT NEW YORK CITY

SCHOOLS SENT OBSERVERS TO

REDBANK.

THEY CAME TO US FOR

HELP.

Reporter: AND THE

REDBANKERS HAVE BECOME

MISSIONARIES IN THEIR OWN

WAY.

WE WENT TO A YOUTH

CONVENTION IN DENVER AND DID

A PROGRAM THERE.

Reporter: THE CLUB'S

ADVISOR EVANGELIZES FOR THE

CLUB'S EFFORTS AS WELL,

TRAVELLING TO ANOTHER TOWNS

WHEN ASKED.

I ASKED FOR THEM TO COME

AND SPEAK TO OUR KIDS, AND

IT SET THE KIDS ON FIRE.

Reporter: THAT'S WHAT

THESE REDBANKERS WANT TO DO

EVERYWHERE, SET STUDENTS ON

FIRE FOR GOD, AND LET THEM

KNOW IT IS COMPLETELY

CONSTITUTIONAL TO LIVE OUT

THEIR FAITH ANYWHERE.

THERE IS NO LAW THAT SAYS

CAN'T CARRY A BIBLE IN

SCHOOL, PRAY IN SCHOOL, READ

IN SCHOOL.

LET'S FACE IT, GOD IS

COOL.

Reporter: MANY

AMERICANS MAY THINK THAT THE

SUPREME COURT THREW PRAYER

AND THE BIBLE OUT OF PUBLIC

SCHOOLS BACK IN THE 1960s,

BUT AS KIDS HERE ARE SHOWING

THEIR NATION, AS LONG AS

YOUR A STUDENT, YOU CAN HAVE

AS MUCH PRAYER, BIBLE, AND

GOD IN YOUR SCHOOL AS YOU

WANT, AND IT CAN BE PRETTY

COOL.

PAUL STRAND, CBN NEWS,

REPORTING FROM REDBANK

VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL.

Wendy: THIS MONTH MARKS

THE 200t 200th

ANNIVERSARY OF ONE OF

AMERICA'S MISSIONS TO PLANT

THE CHURCH IN BURMA, OFTEN

KNOWN AS MYANMAR.

ADAM FIRST STEP FOOT THERE

IN THE MISSION IN 1813.

George: AND HE LEFT AN

AMAZING CHRISTIAN LEGACY NOT

ONLY FOR BURMA, BUT FOR THE

WORLD.

GARY LANE HAS THAT STORY.

Reporter: FORK LOWER

LORE TELLS ABOUT A GOLDEN

BOOK GIVEN TO THEM AND IT

WAS LOST OR DESTROYED.

BUT PROPHECY TOLD OF A DAY

IN THE FUTURE WHEN A WHITE

BROTHER WOULD COME AND

REUNITE THEM WITH THE BOOK

AND TELL THEM ABOUT THE ONE

TRUE GOD.

THAT WAS FULFILLED IN 1813,

WHEN ADAM JUDSON AND HIS

WIFE ANN ARRIVED IN

VANGOON.

THE BUDDHISTS RESISTED THE

GOSPEL.

HE DIDN'T WIN HIS FIRST

CONVERT UNTIL SIX YEARS

LATER.

THIS PASTOR EXPLAINS WHY.

MOST PEOPLE FEARED LOSING

THEIR JOBS, AND THEY WERE

NOT WILLING TO GET AWAY FROM

THE BUDDHISTING AND

BUDDHISTS AND CULTURAL

TRADITIONS.

Reporter: JUDSON WAS

JAILED IN JUNE 1824.

HE WAS CONFINED TO A PRISON

THAT USED TO STAND ON THIS

SITE IN AVA.

JUDSON AND OTHER FOREIGNORS

WERE HELD CAPTIVE IN

SHACKLES, SUSPECTED OF

SPYING FOR THE BRITISH.

HE WROTE ABOUT HIS

SUFFERINGS.

BURMESE CHRISTIANS BUILT

A MONUMENT RIGHT HERE, AND

IT WAS TO COMMEMORATE THE

TIME THAT JUDSON STOOD IN

PRISON.

BUT IN THE EARLY 1990s,

GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS TORE IT

DOWN.

THROUGHOUT THE YEARS,

NUMEROUS BURMESE GOVERNMENTS

HAD FAILED TO STOP THE

ADVANCEMENT OF CHRISTIANITY

AND JUDSON'S LEGACY.

JUDSON ENDURED A GRUELING

SIX MONTH JOURNEY.

HE WAS BROUGHT TO A SECOND

PRISON HERE ON THIS SITE

HERE IN MANDALAY.

TODAY IT IS HOME TO THE

JUDSON BAPTIST CHURCH.

Reporter: PERHAPS HIS

GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT

AFTER HIS RELEASE WAS

TRANSLATING THE FIRST

BURMESE BIBLE.

THE COPIES WERE IN

OCTOBER 1840.

PASTOR MONG IS DETERMINED TO

SEE THAT JUDSON'S LEGACY

LIVES ON.

WE NEED TO KNOW AND

UNDERSTAND THE LIFE OF

JUDSON AND HOW HE PERSEVERED

BECAUSE OF THE GOSPEL.

AND SECONDLY, WE NEED TO

LEARN FROM HIM, THE WAY HE

LIVED, THE WAY HE SHARED THE

GOSPEL.

PLEASE PRAY WE SHOULD LEAD

THE WAY, AND PLEASE PRAY FOR

THIS CHURCH, ALSO.

IT HAS A GOOD LEGACY IN THE

HISTORY OF BURMESE

CHRISTIANS, AND THOSE WHO

ARE DOING MINISTRY AROUND

THE REMOTE AREA OF THE

COUNTRY.

PRAY FOR THEM, TOO.

Reporter: EVANGELISTS

WORKING TO ENSURE THAT SEEDS

PLANTED BY JUDSON NEARLY 200

YEARS AGO CONTINUE GROWING.

AND BEARING FRUIT FOR

GENERATIONS TO COME.

GARY LANE, CBN NEWS,

MANDALAY, BURMA.

George: IT IS AWESOME

TO SEE HIS LEGACY CONTINUING

ALL THESE YEARS LATER.

Wendy: 200 YEARS

LATER.

George: IT'S

FANTASTIC.

THE GOSPEL GOES FORTH.

Wendy: PRAISE THE

LORD.

George: FOLKS, THAT'S

IT.

WE'RE DONE.

Wendy: FROM ALL OF US

HERE AT CHRISTIAN WORLD

NEWS, THANKS FOR WATCHING.

GOOD-BYE AND GOD BLESS YOU.

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