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CBN NewsWatch: August 5, 2013

On CBN Newswatch, Aug. 5: Major League Baseball suspends A-Rod for PED use; US embassies may remain closed till the end of the week; California bust highlights dangers of sex trafficking; and more Read Transcript


TONIGHT ON "NEWSWATCH,"

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL CLEANS

HOUSE AFTER YET ANOTHER HUGE

DOPING SCANDAL.

DOES THE PUNISHMENT FIT THE

CRIME?

Wendy: PLUS, HIGH

ALERT.

U.S. EMBASSIES CLOSE AND

TRAVELLERS WARNED AS

AL-QAEDA THREATENS TO

STRIKE.

George: AND FIVE

MILLION CHRISTIANS IN 500

CITIES PRAYING WITH ONE

VOICE.

AND WHERE IT IS HAPPENING

MAY SURPRISE YOU.

ALL THIS AND MORE TONIGHT ON

"NEWSWATCH."

George: MAJOR LEAGUE

BASEBALL HAS CRACKED DOWN

HARD IN THE MOST WIDESPREAD

DOPING SCANDAL IN LEAGUE

HISTORY.

GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE, I'M

GEORGE THOMAS.

Wendy: AND I'M WENDY

GRIFFITH.

AT THE CENTER OF THE SCANDAL

IS YANKEES' THIRD BASEMAN

ALEX RODRIGUEZ, WHO FACES

WHAT MAY BE A CAREER-ENDING

BAN.

JOHN WAGGI HAS MORE.

Reporter: THE LEAGUE

SLAPPED ALEX RODRIGUEZ, THE

38-YEAR-OLD STAR, BETTER

KNOWN AS A-ROD, WITH A

WHOPPING 211 GAME

SUSPENSION, WHICH WILL RUN

THROUGH THE 2014 SEASON.

12 PLAYERS AND THE MAJOR AND

MINOR LEAGUES HAVE AGREED TO

SERVE 50 GAME SUSPENSIONS

FOR USE

PERFORMANCE-ENHANCING DRUGS,

NOT ALLOWED IN PRO

BASEBALL.

THEY INCLUDE NELSON CRUZ,

JOHNNIE TERALTO, FRANCISCO

SIRVELI OF THE YANKEES, AND

ANTONIO BASTARDDO OF

PHILADELPHIA.

IT IS EXACTLY THE KIND OF

MESSAGE M.L.B. NEEDS TO BE

SENDING TO PLAYERS, THAT IT

WILL NOT TOLERATE ANYMORE

STEROIDS.

Reporter: THE PLAYERS

WERE CONNECTED WITH THE NOW

CLOSED BIO- GENESIS CLINIC

IN MIAMI.

DESPITE HIS SUSPENSION,

A-ROD IS SLATED TO REJOIN

THE YANKEES IN CHICAGO,

AFTER BEING OUT WITH

INJURIES FOR MONTHS.

HE IS ALLOWED TO PLAY

BECAUSE HE IS APPEALING HIS

PUNISHMENT.

THERE IS A PROCESS.

I'M EXCITED ABOUT THE WAY I

FEEL TONIGHT.

I'M GOING TO KEEP FIGHTING.

Reporter: AT THE

YANKEES' STORE IN NEW YORK,

MOST OF THE A-ROD

MEMORIBILIA IS OFF THE

SHELVES.

THEY SAY THAT IS DUE TO SLOW

SALES.

BUT HE STILL HAS HIS FANS IN

THE BIG APPLE.

I STILL BELIEVE IN WHO HE

IS AND WHAT HE HAS DONE AS A

BASEBALL PLAYER.

MY SON IS A BIG, BIG FAN

OF HIS.

HE WATCHES THE GAMES ALL OF

THE TIME.

HE IS A BIG ROLE MODEL TO MY

SON.

A-ROD IS ONE OF THE BEST

PLAYERS IN THERE.

Reporter: BUT OTHER

FANS, AND NOW MANY PLAYERS,

ARE GROWING WEARY OF THE

CHEATING REPORT.

THE BIOGENESIS SCANDAL HAS

SET BACK THE GAME.

I THINK THE PLAYERS AS A

WHOLE, I THINK WE'RE JUST

SICK OF IT.

THE GUYS THAT ARE DOING IT

THE RIGHT WAY, WE'RE SICK OF

PLAYERS TRYING TO CHEAT THE

SYSTEM.

Reporter: JOHN WAGGI,

CBN NEWS.

George: AMERICANS IN

FOREIGN NATIONS ARE FACING A

DEADLY TERRORIST THREAT.

U.S. EMBASSIES WILL STAY

CLOSED ALL THIS WEEK AFTER

INTELLIGENCE REPORTS SHOW

THAT HIGH-LEVEL al-QAEDA

TERRORISTS ARE PLANNING A

MAJOR ATTACK.

EF GRAIM GRAEPHRAIM GRAHAM

HAS THE STORY.

Reporter: THE U.S.

OFFICIALS CALLED THE

INTERCEPTED THREATS AGAINST

THE AMERICANS SERIOUS AND

TROUBLESOME.

NEARLY TWO DOZEN EMBASSIES

ARE CLOSED, AND THE STATE

DEPARTMENT SAYS THEY COULD

STAY THAT WAY THROUGH THE

END OF THE WEEK.

WE'VE RECEIVED

INFORMATION THAT HIGH-LEVEL

PEOPLE FROM al-QAEDA IN

THE ARABIAN PENINSULA ARE

TALKING ABOUT A MAJOR

ATTACK, AND THESE ARE PEOPLE

IN THE HIGH LEVEL.

THE THREAT WAS SO

SPECIFIC AS TO HOW ENORMOUS

IT WAS GOING TO BE, AND ALSO

THE CERTAIN DATES WERE

GIVEN, BUT IT DIDN'T SPECIFY

WHERE IT IS GOING TO BE.

Reporter: THE OFFICIALS

SAY THE PLOT IS CONSIDERED,

QUOTE,"VERY ACTIVE," AND

al-QAEDA COULD CHANGE THEIR

TACTICS NOW THE U.S. IS

AWARE OF THE DETAILS.

IT IS BEING LED BY

AL-WAHISHI, HE IS BASED IN

THE ARABIAN PENINSULA.

ONE SURPRISE, ACCORDING TO

AUTHORITIES, al-QAEDA

OPERATIVES TALKED ABOUT THE

PLOT, POSSIBLY KNOWING IT

WOULD BE INTERCEPTED.

THIS IS A WAKEUP CALL.

al-QAEDA IS IN MANY WAYS

STRONGER THAN BEFORE 9/11

BECAUSE IT HAS MUTATED AND

SPREAD.

Reporter: INTELLIGENCE

OFFICIALS SAY THEY DON'T

KNOW THE EXACT NATURE OF THE

THREAT, BUT THEY SAY

al-QAEDA HAS BEEN WORKING

FOR YEARS ON BOMBS THAT

CAN'T BE DETECTED, LIKE

LIQUID EXPLOSIVES OR BOMBS

THEY IMPLANT IN THEIR OWN

BODIES.

THEIR EXPERTISE IS

CHEMICAL EXPLOSIVES HITTING

THE AVIATION SECTOR, AS WE

SAW WITH THE UNDERWEAR

BOMBER.

SO WE ARE ON A HIGH STATE OF

ALERT.

Reporter: THE U.S. HAS

ALSO ISSUED A TRAVEL ALERT

TO AMERICANS ABROAD, WARNING

THEM TO STAY AWAY FROM

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AND

TOURIST HOT SPOTS.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM, CBN NEWS.

Wendy: TODAY ON "700

CLUB," CBN NEWS TERRORISM

ANALYST LIST ERICK

STAKELBECK TOLD PAT

ROBERTSON THAT THIS THREAT

PROVES PRESIDENT OBAMA IS

WRONG WHEN HE SAYS

AL-QAEDA IS ON THE RUN.

WE ARE CLOSING EMBASSIES

THROUGHOUT THE MIDDLE EAST

AND NORTH AFRICA BECAUSE

al-QAEDA IS NOT ONLY NOT ON

THE RUN, THEY'RE ON THE

UP-SWING, PAT.

al-QAEDA NOW COVERS MORE

GEOGRAPHICAL GROUND AROUND

THE WORLD THAN THEY DID ON

9/11.

THAT IS STUNNING.

AFTER ALL OF THE BLOOD AND

TREASURE WE HAVE PUT INTO

THIS WAR ON TERROR,

AL-QAEDA IS STILL

EXPANDING, AND IT SHOWS THAT

OUR POLICIES IN THE MIDDLE

EAST RIGHT NOW, IN THE

MUSLIM WORLD, ARE IN

ABSOLUTE SHAMBLES.

YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO

FORTIFY THOSE EMBASSIES.

THE JIHADISTS TOOK NOTES AFT

THE BENGHAZI ASSAULT, AND

SAID THESE EMBASSIES ARE

REALLY OPEN SEASON.

THEY'RE EASY, SOFT TARGETS.

THAT IS THE CRUX OF THIS

TERROR THREAT WE'RE SEEING

NOW AND THIS BIG ALERT.

Wendy: ERIC POINTS OUT

al-QAEDA SYMPATHIZERS HAVE

LOOKED FOR SOFT TARGETS IN

THE U.S.

SO THE THREAT INSIDE THE

U.S. STILL EXISTS, TOO.

George: OTHER

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES ARE

TRYING TO GET THEIR HANDS ON

ALL THAT INFO THAT THE

NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY HAS

BEEN COLLECTING IN ITS

MASSIVE ELECTRONIC

SURVEILLANCE PROGRAM.

A FORMER INTELLIGENCE

OFFICIAL TELLS THE "NEW YORK

TIMES" THAT THE EMBASSY

USUALLY TURNS DOWNS REQUESTS

FROM THE D.E.A., SECRET

SERVICE AND THE HOMELAND

SECURITY.

THEY WORRY THAT THEY COULD

MISUSE THAT INFORMATION.

Wendy: SOME CALL IT A

CASE OF GOVERNMENT

SURVEILLANCE GONE WRONG, AND

NOW A FEDERAL COURT HAS

REJECTED THE GOVERNMENT'S

BID TO DISMISS THE LAWSUIT

FROM A MARINE WHO WAS

WRONGFULLY ARRESTED BY

F.B.I., SECRET SERVICE

AGENTS AND POLICE.

HE HAD POSTED CONTROVERSIAL

SONG LYRICS ON HIS

Facebook PAGE.

THE OFFICER SHOWED UP AT

BRANDON'S HOME MORE THAN A

YEAR AGO, AND DETAINED HIM

IN A PSYCHIATRIC WARD FOR

MORE THAN A WEEK.

THE COURT RULED THERE IS

ENOUGH EVIDENCE TO SUGGEST

THAT THE INVOLUNTARILY INS

INCARCERATION VO VIOLATED

HIS RIGHTS.

George: IMAGINE WHAT

WOULD HAPPEN IF YOU WERE

CAUGHT SLEEPING ON THE JOB

OR SIMPLY BEING NEGLIGENT AT

YOUR WORK.

THIS IS HAPPENING AT

AIRPORTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY

WITH THE T.S.A., THOSE FOLKS

RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR

SAFETY.

DAVID BRODY HAS THE STORY.

Reporter: EVER SINCE

THE T.S.A. WAS CREATED AFTER

9/11, IT HAS HAD ITS FAIR

SHARE OF P.R. PROBLEMS, FROM

HUNTING DOWN 3-YEAR-OLDS IN

WHEELCHAIRS.

TO DISTRAUGHT PASSENGERS

CLAIMING SEXUAL HARASSMENT.

SOMEBODY HELP ME!

Reporter: AND NOW MORE

PROBLEMS.

A NEW GOVERNMENT REPORT

DETAILS POOR WORK HABITS,

INCLUDING SLEEPING ON THE

JOB, NOT REPORTING FOR WORK,

AND STEALING PEOPLE'S BAGS.

THE MISCONDUCT INVOLVING

T.S.A. EMPLOYEES HAS

INCREASED 26% IN THE LAST

THREE YEARS.

AND IN HEARINGS THIS WEEK

CONGRESS WAS DEMANDING

ANSWERS.

T.S.A. SHOULD HAVE NO

TOLERANCE FOR SUCH

BEHAVIOR.

THE AMERICAN PEOPLE DEMAND

ACCOUNTABILITY.

Reporter: ONE T.S.A.

AGENT WAS SUSPENDED AFTER

TRYING TO CARRY A RELATIVE'S

BAG THROUGH SECURITY WITHOUT

SCREENING IT.

INSIDE, PLENTY OF ITEMS THAT

WERE NOT ALLOWED.

SOMEBODY BYPASSES THE

SCREENING PROCESS, SOMEBODY

TAKES A BAG AROUND A

CHECKPOINT, THAT'S A SERIOUS

OFFENSE.

THAT STUFF NEEDS TO BE

IMMEDIATELY CORRECTED.

Reporter: AND YET THE

REPORT SHOWS JUST 17% OF THE

AGENTS REPORTED FOR

MISCONDUCT ARE BEING FIRED.

NEARLY HALF, 47%, ARE ONLY

GIVEN A LETTER OF

REPRIMAND.

CONGRESSMAN SAY PUNISHMENTS

HAVE TO BE STRICTER, BUT

T.S.A. OFFICIALS ARE PUSHING

BACK.

A LETTER OF REPRIMAND

MEANS YOU'RE NOT GOING TO

GET A BONUS THAT YEAR,

POSSIBLY.

AND YOU'RE NOT GOING TO GET

PROMOTED.

IT IS GOING TO STAY IN YOUR

JACKET.

IT IS A SERIOUS THING, SIR.

Reporter: THE T.S.A.

PROBLEMS AND ITS SIZE HAVE

BEEN GROWING FOR YEARS.

IT IS RUN BY THE DEPARTMENT

OF HOMELAND SECURITY, AND

WHEN IT STARTED TEN YEARS

AGO IN 2002, IT HAD 16,000

EMPLOYEES AND A BUDGET OF

AROUND $1 BILLION.

NOW THE T.S.A. HAS CLOSE TO

60,000 EMPLOYEES AND THE

BUDGET IS AT ALMOST

$8 BILLION.

JAMES CARAFONO OF THE

HERITAGE FOUNDATION DOESN'T

BELIEVE THAT IS TAXPAYER

MONEY WELL-SPENT.

WE BUILT THIS MASSIVE,

HUGE, EXPENSIVE BUREAUCRACY

POST-9/11 BECAUSE PEOPLE

WANTED A GOVERNMENT SECURITY

GUIDE, WHEN THE REALITY IS

JUST A WELL-SUPERVISED

SECURITY WORKFORCE IN THE

PRIVATE SECTOR COULD DO JUST

AS GOOD A JOB.

Reporter: DESPITE ITS

GROWING SIZE, SUPPORTERS OF

T.S.A. SAYS IT IS TRYING ITS

BEST TO PROTECT AMERICA FROM

TERRORIST ATTACKS, AND THEY

POINT TO HOW THEY'VE GOTTEN

RID OF THE CONTROVERSIAL

SCANNERS THAT TOOK NUDE

PICTURES OF TRAVELLERS.

BUT CRITICS, LIKE CARAFONO,

SAY ALL OF THE COMPLAINTS

ARE SECONDARY TO A LARGER

ISSUE: SHOULD A GOVERNMENT

BUREAUCRACY BE HANDLING

THOSE ISSUES.

I'M SURE THE MAJORITY OF

THE PEOPLE WORKING AT T.S.A.

ARE WORKING FOR THEIR

COUNTRY AND WANT TO DO THE

RIGHT THING.

Reporter: BUT THE

GOVERNMENT-RUN T.S.A. SEEMS

HERE TO STAY, AND THAT MEANS

A CONTROVERSY COULD WELL BE

ON THE WAY.

DAVID BRODY, CBN NEWS,

WASHINGTON.

George: THE U.S. STATE

DEPARTMENT IS NOW

RECOGNIZING GAY MARRIAGE ON

VISA APPLICATIONS.

JOHN KERRY ANNOUNCED THE

GOVERNMENT WILL CREATE VISA

APPLICATIONS FOR SAME-SEX

COUPLES IN THE SAME WAY IT

DOES FOR HETEROSEXUAL

COUPLES.

KERRY SAID GAY MARRIAGE IS

VALID ON THE IMMIGRATION

LAWS, AND SO AS LONG AS THE

COUPLE WAS WED IN THE

JURISDICTION THAT RECOGNIZES

SAME-SEX UNIONS.

SOME OF THE SUPERIOR COURT

STRUCK DOWN PORTIONS OF THE

FEDERAL LAW, DEFINING

MARRIAGE AS BETWEEN ONE MAN

AND ONE WOMAN.

Wendy: FIRST SUGARY

SUGARY DRINKS WERE BANNED IN

NEW YORK CITY, AND THEN THE

COURT STRUCK IT DOWN.

BUT IT DIDN'T END THERE.

THE CITY HAS APPEALED THE

LOWER COURT'S RULING.

AND NOW THE AMERICAN

BEVERAGE SOARGS AND

ASSOCIATION AND THE CITY OF

NEW YORK ARE WAITING FOR THE

FINAL DECISION.

AND THE FIRST HAMBURGER

CREATED IN A LABORATORY WAS

UNVEILED.

THOSE WHO TASTED IT SAID IT

HAD THE TECTURE, BUT IT

DIDN'T HAVE MUCH FLAVOR.

THEY HOPE MAKING MEAT IN

LOBS WILL FIGHT HUNGER AND

CLIMATE CHANGE.

ANIMAL RIGHTS ACTIVISTS

APPLAUDED IT, SAYING IT WILL

HELP END ANIMAL SUFFERING.

George: COMING UP, TEEN

GIRLS FORCED INTO

PROSTITUTION, AND THEIR

PARENTS HAD NO IDEA.

THE SHOCKING STORY OF

TRAFFICKING RIGHT HERE IN

THE UNITED STATES.

.

Wendy: A PLANNED

PARENTHOOD AFFILIATE IN

TEXAS AGREED TO PAY A

SETTLEMENT OF $4.3 MILLION

AFTER A FRAUD

INVESTIGATION.

THE HOUSTON CHRONICLE

REPORTS THE ABORTION COMPANY

WAS ACCUSED OF SUBMITTING

MORE THAN $30 MILLION IN

FRAUDULENT MEDICARE CLAIMS.

ACCORDING TO THE TEXAS

ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S

OFFICE, QUOTE,"STATE

INVESTIGATORS DETERMINED

THAT PLANNED PARENTHOOD GULF

COAST FALSIFIED MATERIAL

INFORMATION IN PATIENT'S

MEDICAL RECORDS IN ORDER TO

SUPPORT FRAUDULENT

REIMBURSEMENT CLAIMS TO THE

MEDICAID PROGRAM."

George: A RECENT HUMAN

TRAFFICKING BUST REVEALS HOW

MUCH AMERICAN TEENS ARE AT

RISK.

TWO MEN HAVE BEEN ARRESTED

AFTER ALLEGEDLY FORCING TWO

UNDERAGED GIRLS INTO

PROSTITUTION IN SANTA ANA,

CALIFORNIA.

Reporter: THE TWO

BEFRIENDED TWO GIRLS, AGES

16, AND 17, AND GAINED THEIR

TRUST OVER SEVERAL MONTHS,

AND THEN INVITED THEM TO

LOS ANGELES FOR VACATION.

ONCE THEY ARRIVED, THE GIRLS

WERE HELD AGAINST THEIR

WILL, AND TOLD THEY WOULD

HAVE TO EARN THEIR OWN WAY,

THROUGH PROSTITUTION.

THEY KNEW THEY WERE IN

TROUBLE WHEN THEY TOLD THEM,

OKAY, NOW THAT WE'RE ON THIS

VACATION, WE'RE GOING TO PAY

FOR IT AND MAKE THE MONEY,

AND YOU'RE GOING TO DO THAT

BY HAVING SEX WITH MEN.

Reporter: THE GIRLS

WERE ADVERTISED ON LINE AND

LISTED AS BEING IN THEIR

20s.

THEY HAVE NO MONEY, THEY

HAVE NO PHONE, THEY HAVE NO

I.D.

THERE IS NO WAY TO GET AWAY

FROM THESE GUYS.

THESE GUYS NOW HAVE CONTROL

OF THEIR LIVES.

Reporter: AN UNDERCOVER

DEDUCDETECTIVE POSED AS A

JOHN.

WHEN THE DETECTIVE ARRIVED,

HE SAW HOW DESPERATE THE

GIRLS WERE TO LEAVE.

THEY WERE JUMPING FOR JOY

AND WEREE WERE GLAD THAT

THE POLICE OFFICERS WERE

THERE.

WE WERE PRETTY SHOCKED.

WOW, IT IS HAPPENING RIGHT

AROUND US.

WE WEREN'T EXPECTING THAT ON

OUR VACATION.

Reporter: POLICE SAY

PARENTS SHOULD BE MORE

VIGILANT ABOUT THEIR KIDS'

WHEREABOUTS.

THESE PARENTS THOUGHT

THEIR KIDS WERE AT EACH

OTHER'S HOUSE.

THIS STUFF IS OUT THERE.

THIS STUFF HAPPENS TO YOUNG,

NAIVE WOMEN.

IT IS TRAGIC, AND THEY GOT

LUCKY.

Reporter: CHARLENE

ISRAEL, CBN NEWS.

Wendy: UP NEXT, A NEW

SOUND RISES FROM THE LARGEST

NATION IN THE MUSLIM WORLD.

Wendy: 4 HOURS A DAY,

SEVEN DAYS A WEEK, A

POWERFUL PRAYER MOVEMENT IS

ON THE RISE IN THE WORLD'S

LARGEST ISLAMIC NATION.

George: YEAH, BUT IT IS

NOT MUSLIMS PRAYING.

INDONESIAN CHRISTIANS ARE

INTERCEDING FOR THEIR

COUNTRY.

IT WAS A SCENE NEVER

WITNESSED BEFORE IN

INDONESIA'S HISTORY.

I DON'T KNOW ANOTHER

NATION ON EARTH LIKE

INDONESIA, WHERE THE

CHURCHES BECOME SO

PASSIONATE AND UNITED IN

PRAYER, BUT WITH EACH

OTHER.

HAPPY NEW YEAR.

George: LAST YEAR, MORE

THAN 9,000 CHRISTIANS FROM

AROUND THE WORLD MET HERE

FOR A MASSIVE PRAYER EVENT.

*

George: LED BY SCORES

OF INDONESIAN CHURCHES,

UNITED TO SEE THE NAME OF

JESUS CHRIST LIFTED.

DR. BONGBONG WAS A KEY

ARCHITECT OF EVENT.

WE CAN SEE THE ZEAL, NOT

ONLY AMONG THE PENTECOSTAL,

BUT ALSO IN THE MAINLINE

CHRISTIANS AND THE

CATHOLICS, 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 SAYING, LOOK,

JESUS, LOOK DOWN AT

INDONESIA.

THEY'RE REALLY LOVING EACH

OTHER.

AND HE IS GOING, AAHHH.

AND EVERYTHING IS JUST GOING

TO A NEW DIMENSION.

SOMETHING WE DON'T

UNDERSTAND IN THE NATURAL.

THERE IS FAVOR, THERE IS

FAITH, AND THERE IS GRACE.

George: IT IS BATHED IN

24-HOUR PRAYER.

30 MILES OUTSIDE THE

SPRAWLING CAPITAL CITY

JAKARTA SITS THIS

MULTI-STORY PRAYER

BUILDING.

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 YEARS, THIS SEVERAL ROOM

WITH BUNKBEDS IS HIS HOME

AWAY FROM HOME.

WHEN PEOPLE GET TIRED,

THEY COME IN HERE AND TAKE A

SHORT REST ON ONE OF THE

BUNKBEDS, AND THEN BACK TO

PRAYING.

George: DEE DEE WORKS

WITH PETROS, AND HE 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

FOUNDATIONS OF HIS NATION.

THERE IS POWER WHEN

HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF

BELIEVERS MEET IN EITHER

SMALL PRAYER GROUPS, HOUSES

OF PRAYER, OR PRAYER TOWERS

LIKE THIS ONE.

George: 13% OF THE

GLOBE'S MUSLIMS LIVE HERE IN

INDONESIA, MAKING THE ISLAND

NATION HOME TO THE WORLD'S

LARGEST MUSLIM POPULATION,

LOCATED BETWEEN THE INDIAN

AND PACIFIC OCEAN 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.

AND WE 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.

THREE, TWO, ONE!

[CHEERING]

George: AND IN AN

UNPRECEDENTED SHOW OF UNITY,

CHRISTIANS FILLED THE

COUNTRY'S NATIONAL STADIUM,

WITH MILLIONS MORE WATCHING

ON TELEVISION, AS THEY

PLEDGED TO REACH EVERY

VILLAGE, TOWN, AND CITY IN

INDONESIA WITH THE GOSPEL OF

JESUS CHRIST.

ALL OF THEM HERE BELIEVE

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 OUR

COUNTRY AND THE WORLD.

THIS IS OUR CALLING.

TO BE THE WATCHMAN ON THE

WALLS OF INDONESIA.

George: SOMEBODY ONCE

SAID GOD GOES WHERE HE IS

NEEDED THE MOST.

CLEARLY THE INDONESIANS ARE

DESPERATE FOR GOD.

Wendy: AWESOME.

IT WAS SO EXCITING TO SEE

THAT.

GREAT STORY, THANKS,

GEORGE.

George: THANKS.

FOLKS, WE'LL BE BACK AFTER

THIS.

George: FINALLY ON OUR

SHOW TONIGHT, YOU'RE NEVER

TOO OLD TO ENJOY LIFE, OR

TOO YOUNG TO MAKE IMPORTANT

DECISIONS, LIKE RUNNING FOR

MAYOR.

Wendy: YEAH, THAT'S ON

MY DO-DTO LIST.

NO, IT'S NOT.

BUT HE IS THE YOUNGEST MAYOR

IN THE COUNTRY.

I'M GOING TO PASS THAT.

IT WILL HELP ME PICK THESE

UP.

Wendy: 4-YEAR-OLD

ROBERT BOBBY TUSTS WAS

RE-ELECTED FOR HIS SECOND

TERM AS MAYOR OF DORSET.

THE SMALL TOWN HAS NO FORMAL

CITY GOVERNMENT.

THE POPULATION RANGES FROM

20 TO 30 PEOPLE, DEPENDING

ON IF THE RESIDENTS ARE IN

TOWN OR VACATIONING.

AND THEY PICK THEIR MAYOR BY

DRAWING THE NAMES OUT OF A

HAT.

YOU CAN BUY VOTES THERE.

HE GOT A LOT OF VOTES

IN.

EVERYBODY WE TALKED TO SAID,

DON'T WORRY, WE'VE ALREADY

VOTED FOR HIM.

IT ONLY TAKES ONE VOTE.

George: ON SUNDAY,

AFTER MUCH CAMPAIGNING,

LITTLE ROBERT TUSTS GOT

ELECTED FOR A SECOND TERM.

HIS JOB AS MAYOR IS TO GREET

PEOPLE AS THEY VISIT HIS

TOWN.

Wendy: HE'S GOT IT

DOWN.

George: I LOVE IT.

Wendy: HE HAS THE HAT,

THE SUIT, THE HANDSHAKE --

George: THAT BOY HAS

SOME FUTURE.

Wendy: AND YOU CAN BUY

VOTES THERE, WHICH A LOT OF

PEOPLE WOULD APPRECIATE.

George: FOR $1.

FOLKS, THAT'S ALL FOR THIS

EDITION OF "NEWSWATCH."

Wendy: YOU CAN E-MAIL

US YOUR COMMENTS AND

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