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Christian World News: August 2, 2013

Torture and human trafficking on a massive scale. Hear the first-hand account from a victim who escaped. Plus, thousands flee their homeland because of a civil war... See where they're going and who's helping them survive. And, five million ... ... Read Transcript


George: TODAY ON

CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS,

TORTURE AND HUMAN

TRAFFICKING ON A MASSIVE

SCALE.

HEAR THE FIRSTHAND ACCOUNT

FROM A VICTIM WHO ESCAPED.

PLUS THOUSANDS FLEE THEIR

HOMELAND BECAUSE OF CIVIL

WAR.

SEE WHERE THEY'RE GOING AND

WHO IS HELPING THEM TO

SURVIVE.

AND FIVE MILLION BELIEVERS

IS 500 CITIES PRAYING WITH

ONE VOICE.

*

George: WELCOME,

EVERYONE, TO THIS WEEK'S

EDITION OF CHRISTIAN WORLD

NEWS.

I'M GEORGE THOMAS.

MY COLLEAGUE, WENDY

GRIFFITH, IS ON SIGN.

WE BEGIN THIS WEEK WITH A

SHOCKING STORY INVOLVING

KIDNAPPING, TORTURE, AND

EXTORTION.

THE TARGETS ARE CHRISTIANS,

AND IT IS HAPPENING IN A

COUNTRY THAT RECEIVES

BILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF AID

FROM THE UNITED STATES EVERY

YEAR.

CHRIS MITCHELL IS OUR MIDDLE

EAST BUREAU CHIEF.

HE IS HERE.

IT IS GREAT TO HAVE HIM HERE

ON THE BROADCAST, AND HE HAS

UNCOVERED THE STORY.

CHRIS, TELL US MORE.

Reporter: GEORGE, IT IS

HAPPENING ALL THE WAY FROM

THE EAST COAST OF AFRICA TO

THE DESERTS OF SINAI.

THEY ARE CONDUCTING A HUMAN

TRAFFICKING TRADE THAT HAS

HUMAN MISERY AND REAPS

MILLIONS OF DOLLARS.

WHILE IT IS NO SECRET AND

COULD BE STOPPED, SO FAR NO

ONE HAS DARED.

BY THAT TIME, I HAD LUST

AND SIN.

AND THIS WAS THE RESULT OF

THE ACTUAL TORTURE, AND

MAINLY BECAUSE BOTH OF MY

WRISTS WERE TIED UP SO

TIGHT.

AND I WAS HANGED FROM THE

CEILING FOR THREE DAYS.

Reporter: HE IS JUST

ONE VICTIM OF A WIDESPREAD

MODERN DAY SLAVERY,

KIDNAPPING AND TORTURE TRADE

IN THE SINAI DESERT.

YOU CAN FIND MANY PICTURES

AND VIDEOS OF THIS HORRIBLE

PRACTICE ON THE INTERNET.

WE CALL THIS CHRISTIAN MAN

FROM THE AFRICA COUNTRY OF

ARATREA, PHILLIP, BUT THAT

IS NOT HIS REAL NAME.

WE COVERED HIS IDENTITY FOR

HIS PROTECTION.

IN SOME CASES, WE WERE

TORTURED BECAUSE WE WERE

CHRISTIANS.

SINAI WAS ALWAYS A PLACE

FOR HUMAN SMUGGLING, BUT

SINCE AROUND TWO YEARS AGO,

IT STARTED TO BE ALSO A

PLACE OF HUMAN TORTURE.

Reporter: SHE IS WITH

PHYSICIANS FOR HUMAN

RIGHTS.

THEY'VE DOCUMENTED MORE THAN

1300 CASES OF TORTURE IN THE

SINAI.

THOSE SURVIVORS LIKE PHILIP

MADE IT TO ISRAEL.

BUT MOST OF THE TORTURE

CASES ARE NOT DOCUMENTED.

THEY TORTURE THEM IN

HORRIBLE METHODS, LIKE

HANGING UP SIDE DOWN FROM

THE CEILING, LIKE USING

ELECTRIC SHOCKS, LIKE

BURNING THEM ON THEIR

BODIES.

Reporter: THE STORY

BEGINS IN ARATREA, WHERE

MANY LIKE PHILIP FLED FROM

THE BEAUTY DICTATORSHIP.

HE TRAVELLED TO A U.N.

REFUGEE CAMP IN SUDAN.

THERE HE WAS KIDNAPPED.

THEY TRANSFERRED HIM, ALONG

WITH MANY OTHERS, THROUGH

SUDAN, EGYPT, AND ALL THE

WAY TO THE SINAI DESERT, AND

THEIR TORTURE CAMPS.

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT IN THESE

CAMPS IS DIABOLICAL.

WHAT THEY DO IS MAKE YOU

CALL YOUR FAMILY AND ASK

THEM FOR THE MONEY.

USUALLY THEY WOULD DO THE

ASKING.

WHAT YOU WOULD DO IS YOU

WOULD SAY EITHER SEND THIS

MONEY OR YOUR BROTHER WOULD

DIE OR YOUR FATHER WOULD DIE

OR YOUR SON WOULD DIE.

IT DEPENDS ON WHOEVER IS

PICKING UP THE PHONE.

WHILE THEY'RE TALKING TO

YOUR FAMILY, THEY WOULD POUR

MOLTEN PLASTIC ON YOUR BODY

SO YOU WOULD SCREAM, AND IT

MAY MAKE THE FAMILIES

COLLECT THE MONEY FASTER.

Reporter: THE TRIBESMAN

DEMAND FROM MOST ARATREA

FAMILIES IS A KING'S

RANSOM.

THE RANSOM FEES CAN GO UP

TO $40,000 FOR AN

INDIVIDUAL, AND EVEN

$50,000.

AND UNTIL THE RANSOM FEES

WILL NOT BE PAID, THE PEOPLE

WILL NOT BE RELEASED.

Reporter: THE FINANCIAL

BURDEN ON THE FAMILIES IS

DEVASTATING.

SISTER AZIZA IS A CATHOLIC

NUN BASED IN JERUSALEM.

SHE INTERVIEWS MANY OF THE

SINAI SURVIVORS.

PEOPLE ARE SCARRED

PSYCHOLOGICAL, PHYSICALLY

BECAUSE OF ALSO THAT.

BECAUSE THEY KNOW WHAT

HAPPENED TO THEIR FAMILY AND

THOU HOHOW THEY ARE

LIVING.

Reporter: BUT MANY DO

NOT MAKE IT OUT ALIVE.

MANY WITH PHILIP DIED.

AND YET THE TORTURE AND THE

DYING GO ON.

WE TALKED TO A 35-YEAR-OLD

ARATREAN WOMAN WHILE SHE WAS

STILL IN CAPTIVITY.

SHE WAS FIVE MONTHS

PREGNANT.

THE KIDNAPPERS GIVE THEM

CELL PHONES SO THEY CAN CALL

THEIR FAMILY AND FRIENDS TO

BEG FOR MONEY.

MARONE, A HUMAN RIGHTS

ACTIVIST, LIVING IN SWEDEN,

ARRANGED OUR CONVERSATION.

WE TALKED VIA SKYPE, LINKING

SWEDEN, JERUSALEM, AND THE

SINAI DESERT.

IT WAS SOBERING.

YOU COULD HEAR THE STRAIN IN

SAGAN'S VOICE.

THEY WERE ASKING FOR

MONEY, AND EVERY MINUTE THEY

WOULD MAKE HIM LIE DOWN ON

THE FLOOR, AND THEY WOULD

HIT THEIR FEET, SO THAT WAY

THEY CANNOT STAND.

THEY WILL TORTURE THEIR

FEET.

AND EVERY DAY THEY HANG

THEM.

Reporter: A MAJORITY OF

THE ARATREANS LIKE PHILIP

ARE CHRISTIANS, AND MANY

DON'T SURVIVE.

THERE WERE 7,000 PEOPLE

WHO WENT TO THESE TORTURE

CAMPS, AND 4,000 THAT DIED.

THOSE ARE HUGE NUMBERS.

I DON'T THINK THE WORLD

NEEDS TO KEEP QUIET ABOUT

THAT.

Reporter: PHILIP

MIRACULOUSLY SURVIVED AND

MADE IT TO ISRAEL, WHERE HE

RECEIVED LIFE-SAVING

TREATMENT.

THEIR LOCATION AND

WHEREABOUTS IS KNOWN ALREADY

TO MANY HIGH OFFICIALS.

Reporter: BUT SO FAR

THE GOVERNMENT OF EGYPT

HASN'T DONE ANYTHING ABOUT

THEM.

THE ONLY WAY OUT OF THIS

PROBLEM IS FOR THE

INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY, FOR

THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY,

TO PUT PRESSURE ON THE

EGYPTIAN GOVERNMENT TO

RELEASE THESE VICTIMS, TO

STOP THESE HUMAN

TRAFFICKERS.

Reporter: MAZEL, A

HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVITY,

BELIEVES SOME OF THE

AMERICAN FINANCIAL AID TO

EGYPT COULD BE USED WITH

CONDITIONS TO HELP THESE

VICTIMS.

EVERY AMERICAN LISTENING

TO US RIGHT NOW, NOT ONLY

AMERICANS, ANYBODY IN THE

WORLD, YOU CAN MAKE A

DIFFERENCE.

YOU CAN CONTACT YOUR

CONGRESSMAN, AND YOU CAN

CONTACT YOUR SENATOR.

YOU CAN SHOW THEM YOU CARE

ABOUT THESE ISSUES.

IF YOU SEND AN E-MAIL OR FAX

OR MAKE A TELEPHONE CALL,

YOU CAN SAVE A LIFE.

George: CHRIS, AMAZING

STORY.

ONE UPDATE, GOOD NEWS, SAGAN

IS OUT?

SAGAN IS OUT.

WE ASSUME HER FAMILY OR

FRIENDS GAVE THE RANSOM

MONEY.

George: WHY ARE THE

CHRISTIANS TARGETED?

MANY OF THE ARATREANS ARE

CHRISTIANS, SO THEY'RE

TARGETED.

ONE OF THE THINGS THEY USE

WHEN THEY'RE TORTURED, SHE

SAID THEY'RE HAPGD LIK THEY

WERE HANGED LIKE THE JESUS

CHRIST.

IN PRACTICE, THERE IS MUCH

OF THE TERRITORY THEY DON'T

CONTROL.

MANY OF THE TRIBESMAN HAVE

FREE REIGN REIN, AND THAT

IS WHY IT IS GOING ON.

George: YOU HAVE A NEW

BOOK CALLED "DATELINE

JERUSALEM" AND A SHOW CALLED

"JERUSALEM DATE LINE."

Reporter: THE SHOW IS

HOPEFULLY SOON TO BE WEEKLY,

AND THERE ARE MANY STORIES,

LIKE THESE STORIES FROM

ARATREA, AND WE'RE ABLE TO

GO INTO MORE DEPTH AND GIVE

HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE.

WE DO A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT

STORIES.

THE BOOK IS ABOUT THE MANY

EXPERIENCES I'VE HAD IN THE

LAST 12 YEARS LIVING IN THE

MIDDLE EAST, AND USING THAT

AS A SEGUE INTO MANY OF THE

THEEMTION OTHEMES OF WHAT

IS HAPPENING IN THE MIDDLE

EAST.

George: YOU'RE A

PROPHETIC VOICE FOR US ON

THE WALLS OF JERUSALEM.

IT IS A PRIVILEGE TO HAVE

YOU HERE IN OUR STUDIOS.

Reporter: THANK YOU SO

MUCH, GEORGE.

George: YOU CAN SEE HIS

DATELINE JERUSALEM SHOW,

JUST GO TO CBNNEWS.COM.

JUST AHEAD, SYRIAN REFUGEES

TAKE SHELTER IN LEBANON, AND

FIND COMPASSION FROM A

CHRISTIAN MINISTRY.

George: WELCOME BACK TO

THIS SHOW.

THE DEATH TOLL IN SYRIA'S

CIVIL WAR HAS TOPPED

100,000.

THE UNREPORTED CRISIS IS THE

NEARLY TWO MILLION REFUGEES

LIVING IN TEMPORARY

SETTLEMENTS IN NEIGHBORING

COUNTRIES.

THIS WEEK FIVE MAJOR AID

AGENCIES WARNED THAT THE

SITUATION IS STRETCHING

THEIR RESOURCES TO THE

LIMIT, AND THEY CALLED ON

THE WORLD TO DO MORE.

OUR SENIOR REPORTER, GARY

LANE, HAS BEEN TO THE

REFUGEE CAMPS.

SHE JOINS US FROM OUR CBN

NEWS ROOM.

GARY, IS THERE ANY END IN

SIGHT TO THIS HUMANITARIAN

CRISIS?

Reporter: GEORGE, IT

DOESN'T LOOK GOOD.

MORE REFUGEES, ABOUT 3,000,

CONTINUE TO POUR OUT OF

SYRIA EVERY DAY.

AND THERE ARE MINISTRIES

WORKING TO EASE THE

SUFFERING, THAT'S THE GOOD

NEWS.

CBN, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH A

LEBANESE GROUP, IS AT WORK

IN THE MACAU VALLEY.

Reporter: 17-YEAR-OLD

MARASH INJURED HIMSELF ON A

WAY TO HIS CAMP.

HE NEARLY DIED IN SYRIA,

WHEN A ROCKET EXPLODED IN

HIS LIVING ROOM, TOSSING HIM

LIKE A RAGDOLL FROM A SECOND

STORY BALCONY.

HOT SHA SHRAPNEL FELL IN

HIS ARM AND CHEST.

I DID NOT WAKE UP UNTIL I

WAS IN THE HOSPITAL HERE IN

LEBANON.

THE DOCTORS DIDN'T THINK I

WOULD SURVIVE.

Reporter: HIS LITTLE

BROTHER, MOHAMMED, HAS HIS

OWN CHALLENGES.

HE IS STILL TRAMTIZED BY

THEIR FATHER'S DEATH.

HE WAS SITTING BESIDE HIS

FATHER IN A CAR, WHEN A

SNIPER'S BULLET STRUCK HIS

HEAD.

HIS FATHER'S BLOODY BODY

FELL INTO HIS LAP.

I TOLD MY MOM WHAT

HAPPENED.

I WAITED THERE WITH THE

BLOOD-SOAKED CLOTHES UNTIL

SOMEONE CAME TO PICK ME UP.

Reporter: AND MARASH'S

19-YEAR-OLD BROTHER

DISAPPEARED DURING THE

FIGHTING 20 MONTHS AGO.

THE FAMILY THINKS HE WAS

EITHER CAPTURED ARE KILLED.

CBN IS PARTNERING WITH

LEBANON TO HELP REFUGEES,

INCLUDING MARASH AND HIS

FAMILY WITH MONTHLY FOOD

BILLS AND MEDICAL BILLS.

THIS YOUNG MOTHER TRAVELLED

TO LEBANON ALONE WITH HER

FOUR CHILDREN.

SHE LEFT SYRIA AFTER A

SNIPER KILLED HER HUSBAND.

THE WORKER WHO VISITED US

IS CLOSE TO OUR HEART.

WE LACK NOTHING BECAUSE SHE

IS A GOOD LADY.

SHE HAS COMPASSION FOR US

AND IS A SWEETHEART.

Reporter: THIS FAMILY

OF 10 ARRIVED THE DAY WE

VISITED ONE OF THE CAMPS.

MILITARY PLANES BOMBED THEIR

SYRIAN VILLAGE.

WE CAME WITH NOTHING BUT

THE CLOTHES WE ARE WEARING.

Reporter: THE UNITED

NATIONS REPORTS 650,000

SYRIAN REFUGEES NOW LIVE IN

LEBANON.

IN THIS COUNTRY OF FOUR

MILLION, THAT MEANS ONE OF

EVERY SIX PEOPLE IS A SYRIAN

REFUGEE.

IT IS THE WORST HUMANITARIAN

CRISIS IN THE WORLD TODAY.

AND THEY HAVE SOUGHT REFUGE

IN PLACES LIKE THIS CAMP.

THIS IS IN LEBANON, NOT FAR

FROM THE SYRIAN BORDER.

THEY'RE GETTING FOOD AND

WATER AND SHELTER AND

SAFETY, BUT THEY SAY WHAT

THEY NEED MOST OF ALL AT

THIS TIME IS EDUCATION FOR

THEIR CHILDREN.

Reporter: HEART FOR

LEBANON HAS RESPONDED,

HELPING THESE AT-RISK

CHILDREN DEVELOP

EMOTIONALLY, SOCIALLY, AND

SPIRITUALLY.

FATMA IS A SHY 10-YEAR-OLD,

WHO IS MAKING REMARKABLE

PROGRESS IN AND OUT OF THE

CLASSROOM.

SHE LIVES IN THIS TENT WITH

HER FATHER'S TWO WIVES AND

THEIR 15 FAMILY MEMBERS.

FATMA HAS BEEN GOOD WITH

HER SCHOOL ATTENDANCE.

SHE IS BETTER EDUCATED THAN

BEFORE AND HAS EVEN LEARNED

ENGLISH.

FATMA NOW HAS MORE

CONFIDENCE AND IS MORE

OUTGOING.

SHE NOW INTERACTS WITH HER

FRIENDS AND CAN SHARE MORE

EASILY.

AND, ALSO, SHE KNOWS NOW

THAT GOD LOVES HER AND

CONDITIONALLY

UNCONDITIONALLY AND

COMPLETELY.

Reporter: 6-YEAR-OLD

MOSSA IS AMONG THE STUDENTS

RECEIVING MUCH-NEEDED

MEALS.

NOT ONLY HAS HE LEARNED TO

READ AND WRITE, HE HAS BEEN

TAUGHT BIBLICAL LESSONS.

HIS MOTHER SAS THA SAYS

THAT MAKES A BIG

DIFFERENCE.

HE IS NOW MORE OBEDIENT

AND RESPECTFUL, AND DOESN'T

USE AS MANY BAD WORDS AS

BEFORE.

Reporter: LAST YEAR

6-YEAR-OLD MAHAN SPENT MUCH

OF HER TIME DODGING CARS

ALONG THE ROAD, BEGGING FOR

MONEY.

SHE NOW HAS A SAFER AND

BRIGHTER FUTURE ATTENDING

HEART FOR LEBANON CLASSES.

SHE ENJOYS RECITING THE

ENGLISH ALPHABET.

FOR A FEW MOMENTS EACH

MONTH, THESE SYRIAN KIDS

LAUGH AND MAYBE EVEN FORGET

THEIR HEARTSHIP FAR FROM

HOME.

THEY SING SONGS AND PERFORM

SKITS.

MANY HAVE MORAL LESSONS

TAKEN FROM THE BIBLE.

THIS ONE TEACHES THEM ABOUT

SHARING.

CBN AND PARTNER HEART FOR

LEBANON ARE DEMONSTRATING

THE LOVE OF CHRIST, MEETING

THE PHYSICAL NEEDS OF

REFUGEES IN CRISIS, REACHING

OUT AND TOUCHING SYRIAN

HEARTS AND YOUNG LIVES IN

LEBANON.

IN LEBANON'S MACAU VALLEY,

GARY LANE, CBN NEWS.

George: UP NEXT, A NEW

SOUND RISES FROM THE LARGEST

NATION AND THE MUSLIM

WORLD.

George: WELCOME BACK TO

THE SHOW.

A POWERFUL PRAYER MOVEMENT

IS RISING IN THE WORLD'S

LARGEST MUSLIM STATION.

24 HOURS A DAY, SEVEN DAYS A

WEEK, INDONESIA CHRISTIANS

ARE INTERCEDING FOR THEIR

COUNTRY.

IIT WAS A SCENE NEVER

WITNESSED BEFORE IN

INDONESIA'S HISTORY.

I DON'T KNOW ANOTHER

NATION ON EARTH, LIKE

INDONESIA, WHERE THE CHURCH

HAS BECOME SO PASSIONATE AND

UNITED IN PRAYER, BUT WITH

EACH OTHER.

George: LAST YEAR MORE

THAN 9,000 CHRISTIANS FROM

AROUND THE WORLD MET HERE

FOR A MASSIVE PRAYER EVENT.

*

LED BY SCORES OF

INDONESIAN CHURCHES, UNITED

TO SEE THE NAME OF JESUS

CHRIST LIFTED.

DR. BONGBONG WAS A KEY

OCCUPANT OF THAT EVENT.

WE HAVE SEEN IT AMONG THE

PENTECOSTAL, AND ALSO IN THE

MAIN LINE CHRISTIANS AND THE

CATHOLIC, THAT WE NEED TO

SPREAD THE GOOD NEWS OF

CHRIST ALL OVER THE

COUNTRY.

George: GLOBAL PRAYER

LEADERS WERE AMAZED AT THE

INDONESIAN BELIEVERS' UNITY

IN PRAYING FOR THEIR COUNTRY

AND THE WORLD.

THE FATHER IS LOOKING OUT

OVER THE CORRIDORS OF

HEAVEN, AND HE IS SAYING,

JESUS, COME HERE, LOOK DOWN

AT INDONESIA.

THEY REALLY LOVE JESUS.

AND HE IS GOING, AAHHHH.

AND EVERYTHING IS JUST GOING

TO A NEW DIMENSION.

SOMETHING THAT WE DON'T

UNDERSTAND IN THE NATURAL.

THERE IS FAVOR, THERE IS

FAITH, AND THERE IS PRAISE.

THEY'RE TRANSFORMING A

NATION.

A SPIRITUAL

TRANSFORMATION THAT

CHRISTIANS SAY IS BATHED IN

24-HOUR PRAYER.

30 MILES OUTSIDE THE

SPRAWLING CAPITAL CITY,

JAKARTA, SITS THIS

MULTI-STORY BUILDING THAT

SERVES AS A PRAYER TOWER FOR

AROUND THE CLOCK

INTERCESSION.

WHAT DOES IT SOUND AND LOOK

LIKE?

COME WITH ME.

*

24 HOURS A DAY, WE'RE

PRAYING FOR CHURCHES IN

INDONESIA, ALL OF THE

PASTORS AND LAY LEADERS.

THERE IS NOT A SINGLE HOUR

OR DAY THAT GOES BY WITHOUT

PRAYERS LIFTED UP FOR OUR

COUNTRY.

George: JEFFREY IS

CARETAKER OF THE PRAYER

TOWER.

FOR SEVERAL YEARS, THIS

SIMPLE ROOM HAS BEEN HIS

HOME AWAY FROM HOME.

WE TAKE SHIFTS OF FOUR

HOURS A DAY.

WHEN PEOPLE GET TIRED, THEY

COME IN HERE AND TAKE A

SHORT REST ON ONE OF THE

BUNGBEDS, AND THEN BACK TO

PRAYING.

George: DEE DEE WORKS

WITH PETROS, AND SAYS THE

PRAYER ROOMS ARE PACKED WITH

PEOPLE AT ALL HOURS OF THE

DAY.

DEE DEE BELIEVES THE PRAYERS

LIFTED FROM THIS PLACE AND

OTHER SITES ACROSS INDONESIA

ARE SHAKING THE SPIRITUAL

FOUNDATION OF HIS NATION.

THERE IS POWER WHEN

HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF

BELIEVERS MEET IN SMALL

PRAYER GROUPS, HOUSES, OR

TOWERS LIKE THIS ONE.

George: 13% OF THE

GLOBE'S MUSLIMS LIVE HERE IN

INDONESIA.

LOCATED BETWEEN THE INDIAN

AND PACIFIC OCEANS IN

SOUTHEAST ASIA, INDONESIA

BOASTS A THRIVING ECONOMY

AND IS ONE OF THE KEY

POLITICAL POWER HOUSES IN

THE REGION.

FOR YEARS WE'VE BEEN

PRAYING FOR A GOVERNMENT,

THE MEDIA, AND YOUNG

PEOPLE.

WE ALSO PRAY FOR BETTER

RELATIONS BETWEEN CHRISTIANS

AND MUSLIMS.

GOD IS ANSWERING THOSE

PRAYERS.

George: AND

CHRISTIANITY IS GROWING,

DESPITE THE OCCASIONAL

REPORTS OF MUSLIM

HARASSMENT.

CHRISTIANS CREDIT THE

MASSIVE PRAYER MOVEMENT THAT

IS CONNECTING SOME 500

INDONESIAN CITIES, WITH MORE

THAN FIVE MILLION

INTERCESSORS, WITH GIVING

THEM A DEEPER PASSION TO SEE

THE NATION AND THE WORLD WON

FOR JESUS.

I DO BELIEVE THERE IS A

POWER IN PRAYER, ESPECIALLY

IN THE UNITED PRAYER, LIKE

THE BODY OF CHRIST, LIKE

THIS.

AND IN AN UNPRECEDENTED

SHOW OF UNITY, CHRISTIANS

FILLED THE COUNTRY'S

NATIONAL STADIUM LAST YEAR,

WITH MILLIONS MORE WATCHING

ON TELEVISION AS THEY PLEDGE

TO REACH EVERY VILLAGE,

TOWN, AND CITY IN INDONESIA,

WITH THE GOSPEL OF JESUS

CHRIST.

ALL OF THEM KNOW THAT

JESUS IS THE ONLY ANSWER FOR

THE COUNTRY.

George: BACK AT THE

PRAYER TOWER, THE

INTERCESSION CONTINUES.

DAY AND NIGHT, WEEKENDS

AND HOLIDAYS, WE'LL BE HERE,

CRYING OUT TO GOD FOR THE

COUNTRY AND THE WORLD.

THIS IS OUR CALLING, TO BE

IT'S WATCHMEN ON THE WALLS

OF INDONESIA.

George: SOME ONCE SAID,

JESUS GOES WHERE HE IS

NEEDED THE MOST.

CLEARLY INDONESIANS ARE

DESPERATE FOR HIM.

I HOPE THAT ENCOURAGED YOU.

FOLKS, WE'LL BE BACK WITH

MORE OF THIS EDITION OF

CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS RIGHT

AFTER THIS.

George: CHRISTIANS

HIKED THROUGH AMERICA'S

GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS LED BY

ONE OF THE FOREMOST CREATION

SCIENTISTS IN THIS COUNTRY.

THEY SEARCHED FOR

GEOLOGICALLY EVIDENCE OF

CHRISTIANISM AND THE

BIBLICAL ACCOUNT OF THE

GREAT FLOOD.

RUSS JONES JOINED THE

EXHIBITION.

Reporter: DR. ANDREW

SNELLING, DIRECTOR OF

RESEARCH LED THE HALF DAY OF

THE E ESCURTCURTION.

THEY WANTED TO TEACH ABOUT

CREATIONISM.

PERHAPS ONE OF THE WORLD'S

LEADING RESEARCHERS IN FLOOD

GEOLOGY, SNELLING CLAIMS

CLINGMAN'S STONE IS AN

EXAMPLE OF HOW CATASTROPHIC

EVENTS CHALLENGED THE IDEA

OF AN EARTH FORMATION THAT

TOOK BILLIONS OF YEARS.

ONE OF THE KEY EVENTS IN

THE EARTH'S HISTORY IS THE

FLOOD.

JESUS EVEN SPOKE OF THE

FLOOD.

PETER SPOKE OF THE FLOOD.

SO NOAH AND THE FLOOD ARE

KEY TO THAT HISTORY BEING

PROVED.

TRUE.

AND IF THAT HISTORY IS TRUE,

THEN THE GOSPEL MESSAGE

FOUNDED ON THAT HISTORY IS

TRUE, AND CHALLENGES PEOPLE

THAT THEY MUST RESPOND TO

THE CREATOR, JESUS CHRIST.

Reporter: JOSHUA JUST

MOVED TO KNOXVILLE,

TENNESSEE FROM SPAIN, WHERE

HIS PARENTS WERE

MISSIONARIES.

HE SAID HE WAS EXCITED TO

DISCOVER EVIDENCE OF THE

FLOOD SO CLOSE TO HOME.

THERE IS SO MUCH EVIDENCE

THAT WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS

ACTUALLY REALLY HAPPENED.

THERE IS SO MUCH MORE

EVIDENCE THAN ANY OTHER

THEORIES.

AND THAT IS JUST SO COOL.

OF COURSE WE CAN'T KNOW

EVERYTHING.

WE HAVE TO HAVE FAITH, BUT

IT IS GREAT TO KNOW, TOO,

THERE IS ALSO MUCH EVIDENCE

THAT THE BIBLE IS TRUE SO

THAT WE CAN HAVE MORE

CONFIDENCE IN GOD AND TRUST

IN HIM MORE.

Reporter: WHILE THIS

SMALL GROUP OF ADVENTURESOME

CHRISTIANS ARE HERE IN THE

GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS

EXPLORING THE BOOK OF

GENESIS, THERE IS A MUCH

LARGER GROUP IN TENNESSEE

FOR THE MEGA CONFERENCE.

SOME 1500 CHRISTIANS FROM

ACROSS THE NATION GATHERED

AT THE SEVILLE CENTER TO

HEAR PEOPLE SPEAK.

BELIEVERS LIKE JAMES JONES

THE SECOND OF ATLANTA

GEORGIA ATTENDED.

I LIKE THE WAY THEY

ANSWERED THE QUESTIONS.

Reporter: JONES, WHO

WORKS WITH INNER CITY YOUTH

SAYS HE NEEDS ALL OF THE

TOOLS HE CAN GET TO DEFEND

THE GOSPEL.

IT REALLY HELPS A LOT

WHEN YOU'RE AROUND OTHER

BELIEVERS, WHO ARE

LIKE-MINDED, FROM DIFFERENT

AREAS, TO BE ABLE TO HELP

SHARE WITH YOU THEIR

EXPERIENCE FARES TALKING,

THEIR EXPERIENCE AS FAR AS

HAVING THE COURAGE TO BE

ABLE TO TALK TO PEOPLE, AS

WELL AS SHARE INFORMATION.

Reporter: TOOLS AND

ENCOURAGEMENT TO HELP OTHERS

REALIZE THAT OUR WORLD AND

EXISTENCE ISN'T AN ACCIDENT,

BUT THE HANDY WORK OF A

PURPOSEFUL AND LOVING

CREATOR.

I'M RUSS JONES.

George: THANKS, RUSS.

THAT'S IT FOR THIS EDITION

OF CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS.

ON BEHALF OF EVERYONE HERE

IN THE STUDIO, OR CAMERAMAN,

AND OUR PRODUCER, STEVE

LITTLE, GOOD-BYE AND GOD

BLESS.

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