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CBN NewsWatch: August 21, 2013

On Newswatch, August 21: Syrian rebel forces claim 'poison gas' attack, Court orders release of ex-President Hosni Mubarak, and Wikileaks' informant Bradley Manning sentenced to 35 years, and more. Read Transcript


TONIGHT ON "NEWSWATCH,"

HAVE CHEMICAL WEAPONS BEEN

USED IN SYRIA?

WHAT THAT COULD MEAN FOR THE

WAR-TORN COUNTRY AND THE

REST OF THE MIDDLE EAST.

Wendy: PLUS, A SHOCKING

SHOOTING IN OKLAHOMA.

WE'LL LOOK AT WHY A GROUP OF

TEENAGERS SAY HAY KILLED A

MAN OUT FOR A JOG.

AND MEET A MAN THAT WORKS

AS A SECRET SHOPPER FOR

CHURCHES, AND HOW PASTORS

ARE USING HIS WORK TO MAKE

THEIR CONGREGATIONS EVEN

BETTER.

ALL OF THIS AND MORE TONIGHT

ON "NEWSWATCH."

GOOD EVENING, I'M MARK

MARTIN.

Wendy: AND I'M WENDY

GRIFFITH.

THERE ARE NEW ALLEGATIONS

TONIGHT THAT THE SYRIAN

GOVERNMENT IS USING CHEMICAL

WEAPONS ON REBELS AND

INNOCENT CIVILIANS.

Mark: THE SO-CALLED RED

LINE THAT PRESIDENT OBAMA

ONCE WARNED WOULD FORCE THE

U.S. TO ACT.

DALE HERD HAS TONIGHT'S TOP

STORY.

Reporter: SYRIAN

GOVERNMENT FORCES FIRED

INTENSE ARTILLERY AND ROCKET

BARRAGES WEDNESDAY INTO THE

EASTERN SUBURBS OF DAMASCUS,

IN WHAT SOME SAY WAS A

POISONOUS GAS ATTACK, WHICH

KILLED AT LEAST 100 PEOPLE,

INCLUDING MANY CHILDREN.

THE HUMAN RIGHTS HAVE

SPONTANEOUS TO RESIDENTS,

INCLUDING TWO PHYSICIANS.

THE RESIDENTS TOLD US ABOUT

FIELD HOSPITALS IN THE AREA

BEING OVERWHELMED WITH

CIVILIANS THAT WERE

SUFFERING FROM A RANGE OF

SYMPTOMS, INCLUDING NAUSEA,

SUFFOCATION, FOAMING AT THE

MOUTH, AND DILATED PUPILS.

Reporter: THE REGIME

CALLED CLAIMS OF A CHEMICAL

ATTACK ABSOLUTELY BASIS.

IN MARCH, PRESIDENT OBAMA

SAID THAT THE USE OF

CHEMICAL WEAPONS MIGHT FORCE

THE U.S. TO INTERVENE IN THE

CIVIL WAR.

President Obama: TO USE

CHEMICAL WEAPONS CROSSES

ANOTHER LINE, THAT IS GOING

TO BE A GAME-CHANGER.

Reporter: A REPORTER

LATER PRESSED THE WHITE

HOUSE ABOUT THAT COMMENT.

DID THE PRESIDENT MEAN IT

WHEN HE SAID THE USE OF

CHEMICAL WEAPONS WILL BE A

GAME CHANGER.

YES.

HE MADE CLEAR THAT THE

TRANSFER OR USE OF CHEMICAL

WEAPONS BY THE REGIME WOULD

BE CROSSING A RED LINE.

Reporter: BUT THE

MIDDLE EAST IS ALREADY IN

TATTERS.

AND THE WHITE HOUSE IS

PROBABLY NOT EAGER TO GET

INVOLVED IN THE SYRIAN

CONFLICT.

FOR NOW IT HAS ASKED THE

U.N. TO INVESTIGATE.

DALE HERD, CBN NEWS.

Wendy: AND JOINING US

NOW IS DR. WALEED FERRIS,

THE AUTHOR OF THE BOOK, "THE

COMING REVOLUTION, THE

STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM IN THE

MIDDLE EAST."

DOCTOR, WELCOME TO THE

SHOW.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.

Wendy: AND A BAN

KI-MOON CALL THE USE OF

CHEMICAL WEAPONS SHOCKING,

BUT THIS ISN'T THE FIRST

TIME SUCH ACCUSATIONS HAVE

BEEN MADE AGAINST THE

REGIME.

ARE THEY REALLY THAT

SHOCKING, AND ARE THEY

LIKELY TRUE?

WHAT WE HAVE LOOKED AT,

AT LEAST WHAT WAS MADE

AVAILABLE, SHOWS, INDEED,

THERE WAS THE USE OF THAT

KIND OF WEAPON.

BUT WE DON'T KNOW WHAT

INDIVIDUAL, ALL OF IT NEEDS

MANY MORE REPORTS AND A U.N.

THOROUGH INVESTIGATION.

BUT CERTAINLY SOME SORT OF

CHEMICAL WEAPON HAS BEEN

USED AT THIS POINT IN TIME.

Wendy: THE U.S.

SECURITY DEPARTMENT MET

ABOUT THE CHEMICAL

SITUATION, AND DO YOU THINK

ANYTHING WILL COME OUT OF

THAT MEETING?

THERE WILL BE THOSE

TALKING ABOUT IT, AND THEIR

CONCERN, AND THEY WOULD LIKE

TO SEE THE SECURITY COUNCIL

ACTING UNDER CHAPTER 7,

BECAUSE THIS IS A THREAT

AGAINST THE NATIONAL LAW.

THE PROBLEM IS POLITICAL AND

LEGAL.

MOST LIKELY RUSSIA AND CHINA

WILL BLOCK ANY DECISION, BUT

THERE WILL BE NEGOTIATIONS

ABOUT WHAT TO DO ON THE

GROUND, TO SAVE THE

CIVILIANS FROM THE USE OF

THAT KIND OF WEAPONS.

Wendy: WHAT DANGER DOES

THE SITUATION IN SYRIA POSE

TO THE REST OF THE MIDDLE

EAST?

THE REALITY IS THAT SYRIA

IS NOT ANYMORE A NATIONAL

BATTLEFIELD, AS WAS THE CASE

IN LIBYA'S CIVIL WAR BECAUSE

THE REGIME IS SUPPORTED BY

THE IRANIAN REGIME, AND ALSO

BY HEZBOLLAH FIGHTING INSIDE

SYRIA.

THERE IS A WHOLE ALLIANCE.

AND, OF COURSE, THE

OPPOSITION IS BACKED BY

TURKEY AND QATAR, AND THE

MOST CONCERNING THING ABOUT

THE OPPOSITION IS THIS

INFILTRATION BY AL-QAEDA.

SO NOW AN AMERICAN DECISION

IS NOT GOING TO BE ONLY

ABOUT THAT.

IF YOU WANT TO DO ANYTHING

NOW ABOUT SYRIA, WE'VE GOT

TO CONSIDER ALL OF THESE

FOREIGN REGIONAL

INTERVENTIONS.

WHAT CAN WE DO TO HELP

CIVILIANS MOST LIKELY?

IS TO HAVE A CENSUS IN THE

INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY IN

CREATING SOME SORT OF PEACE

ZONES OR SECURITY ZONES IN

SYRIA IN THE SOUTH AND PARTS

OF THE NORTH.

OTHER THAN THAT, IT IS GOING

TO BE VERY, VERY DIFFICULT.

Wendy: DOCTOR, WE'LL

HAVE TO LEAVE IT THERE.

THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR

INSIGHTS.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.

Mark: FORMER EGYPTIAN

PRESIDENT HOSNI MUBARAK

COULD SOON BE A FREE MAN.

AN EGYPTIAN COURT ORDERED HE

BE RELEASED.

THAT AFTER THE 85-YEAR-OLD

AGREED TO RETURN OR PAY THE

VALUE OF GIFTS HE RECEIVED

FROM STATE NEWS

ORGANIZATIONS WHILE IN

OFFICE.

IT WAS THE LAST OF THREE

CASES BROUGHT AGAINST HIM

SINCE HE WAS OUSTED FROM

POWER.

PROSECUTORS SAY IT IS

UNLIKELY THEY WILL APPEAL

THE DECISION.

MUBARAK'S RELEASE COULD FUEL

THE UNREST ALREADY GRIPPING

THAT COUNTRY.

Wendy: BACK HERE AT

HOME, THE AMERICAN SOLDIER

CONVICTED OF GIVING

SENSITIVE INFORMATION TO

WikiLEAKS HAS BEEN

SCENESED TO 35 YEARS IN

PRISON.

WHILE WORKING IN IRAQ,

BRADLEY MANNING DIGITALLY

COPIED AND RELEASED MORE

THAN 7,000 DOCUMENTS,

INCLUDING IRAQ AND

AFGHANISTAN BATTLEFIELD

REPORTS IN STATE DEPARTMENT

CABLES.

HE WAS FOUND GUILTY LAST

MONTH OF 20 CRIMES,

INCLUDING SIX VIOLATIONS OF

THE EAS ESPIONAGE LAW.

THE JUDGE ORDERED MAN

MANNING'S PRISON STAY BE

REDUCED BY HIS TIME ALREADY

SERVED.

AND A TRIAL OF THE SOLDIER

ACCUSED IN THE DEADLY FORT

HOOD SHOOTING RAMPAGE HAS

ADJOURNED AHEAD OF

TOMORROW'S CLOSING

ARGUMENTS.

MAJOR NIDAL HASAN IS

REPRESENTING HIMSELF IN THE

TRIAL.

HE RESTED HIS CASE TODAY

WITHOUT CALLING ANY

WITNESSES OR TESTIFYING IN

HIS OWN DEFENSE.

HE HAS SAID BEFORE THE

EVIDENCE WOULD SHOW THAT HE

IS THE SHOOTER.

THE AMERICAN BORN MUSLIM

SAID HE, QUOTE,"SWITCHED

SIDES AND THE SHOOTING WAS

IN DEFENSE OF TALIBAN

FIGHTERS IN AFGHANISTAN."

HASAN COULD FACE THE DEATH

PENALTY IF CONVICTED IN THE

ATTACK THAT KILLED 13 PEOPLE

AND WOUNDED 30 OTHERS.

Mark: THREE OKLAHOMA

TEENAGERS HAVE BEEN CHARGED

IN THE DEATH OF A COLLEGE

BASEBALL STAR SIMPLY OUT FOR

A JOG.

IT HAPPENED IN BROAD

DAYLIGHT.

AND INVESTIGATORS SAY ONE

SUSPECT CLAIMS THEY JUST DID

IT BECAUSE THEY WERE BORED.

DID HE SAY WHAT IS WRONG

WITH HIM?

HE WAS SHOT.

Reporter: THE VICTIM IS

22-YEAR-OLD CHRISTOPHER

LANE, WHO AUTHORITIES SAY

WAS JOGGING WHEN THE

SUSPECTS DROVE BY AND OPENED

FIRE.

THE STAR ATHLETE, BORN IN

AUSTRALIA, WAS ATTENDING

EAST CENTRAL UNIVERSITY IN

OKLAHOMA ON A BASEBALL

SCHOLARSHIP.

HE GAVE UP PARTIES TO

FOLLOW HIS DREAM.

THEY WERE...

LANE HAD LEFT HIS

GIRLFRIEND'S SARAH HARPER'S

HOUSE SHORTLY BEFORE HE WAS

GUNNED DOWN.

I AM REALLY GLAD I GOT

THE FOUR YEARS WITH HIM.

Reporter: THEY CHARGED

15-YEAR-OLD JAMES EDWARD,

JR., AND 16-YEAR-OLD

CHAUNCEY LUNA WITH

FIRST-DEGREE MURDER.

A THIRD TEEN IS CHARGED AS

AN ACCESSORY.

THE BOYS WENT OUT LAST

FRIDAY LOOKING FOR A THRILL

KILLING.

INVESTIGATORS SAY ONE OF THE

SUSPECTS CLAIMED THEY WERE

BORED AND HAD NOTHING TO

DO.

THEY WITNESSED THE YOUNG

MAN RUN BY ON THE STREET AND

CHOSE HIM AS A TARGET.

Reporter: THE TEENS

LISTED HIS CRYPTIC MESSAGE,

"BANG, TWO BODIES IN TWO

HOURS."

THEY HAD PLANNED TO KILL

ANOTHER.

MEANWHILE, BACK IN AUSTRALIA

ON THE FIELD WHERE LANE

FIRST PLAYED BASEBALL, HOME

PLATE IS NOW COVERED IN

FLOWERS, TO HONOR A

22-YEAR-OLD MAN TAKEN BY

SENSELESS VIOLENCE.

HAS HE STOPPED

BREATHING?

YES, YES, THEY SAID HE

HAS.

Mark: IT IS A

DISTURBING STORY.

IN THE WAKE OF THIS

SHOOTING, ONE FORMER

AUSTRALIAN DEPUTY PRIME

MINISTER IS CALLING ON

AUSTRALIANS TO BOYCOTT THE

U.S. AS A WAY TO PRESSURE

CONGRESS TO ACT ON GUN

CONTROL MEASURES.

Wendy: SO SAD.

WILDFIRES LIKE THE ONES

CURRENTLY BURNING OUT WEST

ARE BURNING TO BE COSTLY FOR

THE COUNTRY.

OVER THE PAST YEAR, MORE

THAN A BILLION FEDERAL

DOLLARS HAVE BEEN SPENT

BATTLING FIRES.

RIGHT NOW NEARLY 18,000

CREWS ARE FIGHTING THE 48

WILDFIRES BURNING

UNCONTAINED IN WESTERN

STATES.

IN CALIFORNIA, ONE FIRE IS

THREATENING THE OUTSKIRTS OF

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK,

FORCING THE EVACUATION OF

CAMPS AND NEARBY HOMES.

IT IS TERRIFYING HOW

UNPREDICTABLE IT IS AND HOW

FAST IT IS MOVING.

Wendy: FOR THE FIRST

TIME IN FIVE YEARS, THE

NATIONAL INTERAGENCY FIRE

CENTER HAS RAISED AMERICA'S

WILDFIRE PREPAREDNESS LEVEL

TO THE HIGHEST TIER.

Mark: COMING UP, WE'LL

VISIT LOUISIANA FOR A

FIRSTHAND LOOK AT THE

PHENOMENON THAT IS "DUCK

DYNASTY."

Mark: WELCOME BACK.

ACROSS AMERICA, PEOPLE ARE

GETTING READY TO TUNE IN

TONIGHT TO WATCH ONE OF THE

MOST POPULAR SHOWS ON TV,

"DUCK DYNASTY."

Wendy: LAST WEDNESDAY'S

SEASON PREMIER ON A&E MADE

CABLE RATINGS HISTORY.

WE WENT TO FIND OUT WHAT ALL

OF THE HYPE IS ABOUT.

REAR

Reporter: HERE IN DUCK

COMMANDER HEADQUARTERS IN

LOUISIANA, SOME DAYS PEOPLE

WAIT HOURS JUST TO TAKE A

PICTURE IN FRONT OF THE SIGN

MADE FAMOUS BY ONE OF

TELEVISION'S HOTTEST SHOWS.

*

Reporter: IT'S AN

UNLIKELY RECIPE FOR TV.

THE LONG-HAIRED, BEARDED

ROBERTSON MEN WHO WERE

SOMETIMES MISTAKEN AS

HOMELESS, DESPITE THEIR

FAME, THEIR BEAUTIFUL WIVES,

COMBINED WITH HUNTING AND

FAITH INED GOD, IT IS A

CONCOCTION MANY AMERICANS

CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF.

TO FANS, SI SIMPLY --

IT'S AWESOME.

THEY PROMOTE FAMILY AND

CHRISTIAN BELIEFS.

IT IS FUNNY AND

ENTERTAINING, AND NOT TO

MENTION THAT IT'S JUST AN

ALL AROUND FAMILY-ORIENTED

SHOW.

IT IS EXTREMELY FUNNY.

I WATCHED IT THE OTHER

NIGHT, AND I'M CRYING, I'M

LAUGHING SO HARD.

Reporter: THREE

GENERATIONS OF THIS FAMILY

MADE DUCK COMMANDER A STOP

ON THEIR VACATION.

IT IS A GOOD FAMILY SHOW,

WITH GOOD FAMILY QUALITIES,

AND IT IS FUN TO WATCH.

IT MAKES YOU FEEL GOOD.

THE MODERN-DAY WALTONS.

Reporter: WHEN THE SHOW

STARTED GAINING TRACTION,

THE ROBER ROBERTSONS SAY

FOLKS WOULD SHOW UP AND JUST

HANG OUT.

SO THE FAMILY HAS WORKED

HARD TO SHOW THEIR FANS

SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY.

NOW, ALONG WITH DUCK CALLS,

THE ROBERTSON STOCK

MERCHANDISE ABOUT THEM THAT

THEIR FANS GOBBLE UP.

IT IS AWESOME.

YOU SEE ALL OF THIS ON TV,

AND YOU'RE HEAR HERE, AND

IT IS SURREAL.

Reporter: VIEWERS SAY

THE SHOW IS SO APPEALING

BECAUSE IT IS, WELL,

WHOLESOME, AN ESCAPE FROM A

WORLD THAT OFTEN FORGETS

WHAT IS REALLY IMPORTANT.

I THINK THEY'RE ROLE

MODELS FOR THE FAMILY.

IT IS FAST PACEDED PACED

AND IT PUTS A SMILE ON YOUR

FACE.

Reporter: AT DUCK

COMMANDER HEADQUARTERS IN

LOUISIANA, JENNIFER WISHON,

CBN NEWS.

Wendy: GOT TO WATCH

THAT.

al-JAZEERA AMERICA IS NOW

ON THE AIR.

THE NEWS NETWORK WENT LIVE

YESTERDAY AFTERNOON ON FOUR

MAJOR CABLE AND SATELLITE TV

DISTRIBUTORS.

SOME HERE SAY al-JAZEERA

HAS A HISTORY OF

ANTI-AMERICAN COVERAGE.

THEY SAY IT LAUNCHED IT TO

PROVIDE WHAT IT CALLS

UNBIAS, IN DEPTH DOMESTIC

AND GLOBAL NEWS.

Mark: UP NEXT, WHY ONE

MAN GOES UNDERCOVER TO HELP

CHURCHES IMPROVE AND REACH

MORE PEOPLE.

Wendy: WELCOME BACK.

YOU MAY HAVE HEARD OF

MYSTERY SHOPPERS.

THEY GO UNDERCOVER TO

EVALUATE CUSTOMER SERVICE AT

STORES.

Mark: NOW THERE IS A

NEW TWIST ON THE CONCEPT,

PASTORS ARE USING IT TO MAKE

THEIR CHURCHES BETTER.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM EXPLAINS IN

TONIGHT'S FOCUS REPORT.

DON'T BE NERVOUS.

I'VE GOT TO BE STRAIGHT

WITH YOU, YOU'RE ON

UNDERCOVER BOSS.

Reporter: FROM

UNDERCOVER BOSS --

YOU JUST HAD TWO NEW

SERVERS WHO JUST STARTED

TODAY.

Reporter: TO MYSTERY

DINERS.

THE COVERT CONCEPT NOT ONLY

CREATES POPULAR TELEVISION

SHOWS, IT IS ANSWERING THE

PRAYERS OF SOME CHURCH

LEADERS.

THE CONCEPT OF THE SECRET

CHURCH SHOPPER IS NOT

ORIGINAL TO ME.

Reporter: BUT THOMAS

HARRISON HAS ADDED THE ANGLE

OF MYSTERY WORSHIPPER.

EVEN THE AMERICAN MEDICAL

ASSOCIATION RECOMMENDS TO

THEIR DOCTORS TO HAVE SECRET

PATIENT SHOPPERS.

Reporter: AND THIS

FORMER PASTOR GETS CALLED

FROM CHURCHES ACROSS THE

COUNTRY TO SECRETLY CHECK

THINGS OUT.

I NEVER KNOW WHEN THE

PHONE RINGS IF IT IS NEW

YORK OR CHICAGO OR

LOS ANGELES OR SOME OTHER

PLACE.

I HAVE THE MOST INTERESTING

QUESTIONS THAT PEOPLE ASK

ME.

Reporter: HARRISON

FINDS SOME MOST INTERESTING

THINGS ON THESE VISITS.

I'VE NOTICED POISON SUMAC

GROWING IN THE FLOWER BEDS

NEXT TO THE MAIN ENTRANCE.

FOUR FOOT TALL.

CHURCHES ARE CLUTTERED.

THEY HAVE COLLECTIONS OF

MATERIALS IN VARIOUS

PLACES.

THERE SEEMS TO BE NO ORDER.

AND IF YOU THINK ABOUT IT,

WE DO THAT AT OUR HOME,

TOO.

THERE HAVE BEEN OCCASIONS,

HONESTLY, WHEN I HAVE

ENTERED THE WORSHIP FACILITY

AND EXITED AND NO ONE HAS

SPOKKN TO ME.

Reporter: HARRISON'S

ATTENTION TO DETAIL IS ONLY

EXCEEDED BY HIS HEART, FOR

HELPING CHURCHES IMPROVE AND

REACH MORE PEOPLE WITH THE

GOSPEL.

*

Reporter: WE FOLLOWED

HIM ON A RECENT SECRET VISIT

TO MASON CITY CHRISTIAN

CHURCH IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS.

I'M REALLY EXCITED ABOUT

WHAT MR. HARRISON CAN -- THE

MINISTRY THAT HE HAS.

I WANT TO SHARE IT WITH A

LOT OF PEOPLE.

I HAVE TO KEEP THAT TO

MYSELF.

Reporter: THE PASTOR

INVITED HARRISON, BUT HE IS

JUST A BIT NERVOUS ABOUT

WHAT HIS CHURCH MEMBERS WILL

THINK WHEN THEY FIND OUT.

IT IS ALMOST LIKE YOU'VE

BEEN PUNKED.

YEAH, I THINK THERE WILL

BE A GOOD RECEPTION.

I'VE BEEN WORKING WITH MY

LEADERS HERE AT THE CHURCH,

DOING A LOT OF LEADERSHIP

TRAINING, AND KIND OF

PREPARING THEM, WITHOUT THEM

KNOWING.

Reporter: WHEN THE

PASTOR FIRST CAME TO MEET

THE MASON CITY CONGREGATION,

IT HOVERED AT ABOUT 200.

IT QUICKLY GREW TO 400

MEMBERS STRONG AND

RELOCATED.

BUT IT HAS HOVERED AT THAT

400 NUMBER FOR THE PAST FEW

YEARS.

SINCE WE MOVED INTO THIS

LARGER BUILDING, WE HAVE

BEGUN TO ATTRACT PEOPLE FROM

SURROUNDING TOWNS AND

VILLAGES AROUND HERE.

SOME DRIVE 30 MILES.

SOME DRIVE 40 MILES.

WE'VE ALSO NOTICED IN OUR

CHURCH THAT WE'VE HAD PEOPLE

COME, BUT THEY'LL STAY FOR A

WHILE AND THEN THEY'LL

LEAVE.

WE TRY TO SEEK TO REACH OUT

TO THEM, SO THERE HAS BEEN A

LITTLE BIT OF -- FOR LACK OF

A BETTER WORD, A REVOLVING

DOOR.

MANY TIMES THE EXPERIENCE

THAT A GUEST WILL HAVE AT A

CHURCH DETERMINES IF THAT

GUEST RETURNS TO BECOME A

MEMBER OR NOT.

Reporter: WITH THAT IN

MIND, HARRISON PAYS CLOSE

ATTENTION TO HOW CHURCH

MEMBERS GREET GUESTS.

AFTER ALL THESE YEARS, ONE

STORY STILL STANDS OUT.

THOUGH HE WOULD NEVER REVEAL

WHERE IT HAPPENED --

DURING THE FELLOWSHIP

TIME, WHERE EVERYONE IS

SHAKING HANDS, A WOMAN

BEHIND ME LEANS OVER PAST ME

TO SHAKE THE HAND OF THE

WOMAN IN FRONT OF ME.

AND IN THE PROCESS DOESN'T

SAY HELLO, MOVE, YOU'RE IN

MY WAY, OR ANYTHING.

SO I FEEL ABANDONED WHILE

EVERYONE ELSE IS SHAKING

HANDS.

AND I'M JUST STANDING HERE.

AND PRIOR TO THAT, I HAD

BEEN BUMPED PARTICULAR MY

FROM MY SEAT TWO TIMES.

Reporter: HARRISON

URGES PEOPLE TO MAKE PEOPLE

WHO ARE NEW TO THE CHURCH A

TOP PRIORITY.

SO AFTER EVERY VISIT, HE

DELIVERS A 50-PAGE REPORT TO

HELP THE CHURCH IMPROVE.

IT IS BASED ON THE FIVE-STAR

CHURCH, A BOOK DEDICATED TO

CHURCH EXCELLENCE.

THE SAME GOD WHO MADE US

CALLS US.

THERE ARE TIMES WHEN OUR

BODY DOES NOT FUNCTION THE

WAY WE ARE DESIGNED, AND WE

HAVE TO GO TO A PHYSICAL

THERAPIST.

AND THE SAME GOD WHO HEALS

US ALSO PROVIDES THESE

OCCUPATIONS.

IT IS ALL ABOUT DIAGNOSIS.

IT IS A SNAPSHOT OF WHAT IS

HAPPENING IN THIS

CONGREGATION AT THIS MOMENT

IN TIME.

Reporter: AND THAT'S

THE PICTURE PASTOR BRAZINO

HOPES WILL HELP HIS MEMBERS

MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

ALL OF US, AS PASTORS, WE

HAVE BLIND SPOTS.

AND NO MATTER HOW MUCH

RESEARCH WE DO FOR THE GLORY

OF GOD AND THE EFFECTIVENESS

OF HIS KINGDOM, I THINK

THERE ARE AREAS WE ALL COULD

IMPROVE ON.

Reporter: EPHRAIM

GRAHAM, CBN NEWS, MASON

CITY, ILLINOIS.

Wendy: UP NEXT, HOW

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS

STILL WORKING IN

TORNADO-DEVASTATED MOORE,

OKLAHOMA.

Mark: IT HAS BEEN THREE

MONTHS SINCE A DEADLY

TORNADO RIPPED THROUGH

MOORE, OKLAHOMA, CEFS

STATIN DEVASTATING THE

CITY.

Wendy: LLOYD BOWMAN AND

HIS TWO SONS ARE AMONG THOSE

WHO LOST EVERYTHING.

BUT "OPERATION BLESSING"

STEPPED IN, AND NOW THEY

HAVE THEIR HOME BACK.

ALL RIGHT, HERE WE GO.

WE HAVE PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER

THE COUNTRY THAT WANT TO SAY

SOMETHING VERY SPECIAL TO

YOU.

ON THE COUNT OF THREE.

ONE, TWO, THREE!

WELCOME HOME, BOWMAN

FAMILY!

[CHEERING]

[APPLAUSE]

THESE ARE VOLUNTEERS THAT

CAME FROM ALL OVER.

THIS IS FLOYD.

HI, FLOYD.

THIS IS AUSTIN.

HI, AUSTIN.

AND THIS IS FRED.

HI, FRED.

SO WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK

ABOUT ALL OF THIS SO FAR?

NICE!

YOU THINK IT IS NICE?

WHOA!

DAD, IT LOOKS NICE.

LOOK!

IT LOOKS GREAT FROM

HERE.

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

YOU'RE WELCOME.

ARE YOU SURPRISED?

UH-HUH.

THERE IS ONE THING THAT

WE HEARD, WHAT AN AWESOME

DAD YOU ARE.

I KNOW IT HAS BEEN VERY

TOUGH FOR YOU.

I'LL NEVER FORGET MEETING

YOU, WITH THE BATHROOM WAS

GUTTED OUT AND THE HOUSE WAS

FALLING APART, AND YOU WERE

DOING EVERYTHING YOU COULD

TO REBUILD THIS HOUSE BY

YOURSELF.

I REMEMBER THAT DAY, AND WE

PRAYED TOGETHER, AND YOU HAD

TEARS IN YOUR EYES, AND YOU

SAID, I'M DOING THE BEST I

CAN.

I KNEW AT THAT MOMENT WE HAD

TO HELP YOU.

I WANT TO DO THIS!

YOU NEED TO GET TO THE

BIBLE.

AND A BUNCH OF THE

VOLUNTEERS WILL SIGN IT.

WE WANT TO SAY WE LOVE YOU,

WE WILL PRAY FOR YOU, WE

REJOICE WITH YOU, AND WE'RE

REALLY HAPPY FOR YOU.

GOD BLESS YOU GUYS.

EVERYBODY COMES BACK

SAYING WHAT AN AWESOME DAD

YOU ARE.

YOU MAY FEEL LIKE YOU'RE

ALONE AT TIMES, BUT YOU ARE

AN INCREDIBLE DAD.

THERE ARE MANY OTHER PEOPLE

WE COULD HAVE SAID YES TO,

BUT GOD SENT YOU IN OUR

PATH.

Wendy: IS THAT A TEAR

TEAR-JERKER.

Mike:

Mark: IT IS AMAZING.

THEY'VE BEEN ON THE GROUND

IN OKLAHOMA SINCE THE DAY

THAT TWISTER HIT, ON MAY

20th.

Wendy: THE MINISTRY HAS

USED THOUSANDS OF VOLUNTEERS

TO GIVE SPIRITUAL CARE AND

PRACTICAL HELP, AS YOU SAW,

TO THE VICTIMS.

WE'RE SO PROUD OF WHAT THEY

DO.

THAT'S GOING TO DO IT FOR

ALL OF US HERE AT CBN

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