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Christian World News: August 30, 2013

This week on Christian World News, showdown over Syria. Why Christians fear a U.S. military strike could make it harder to stay in their country. Plus, forgiving their attackers. How Egypt's Christians are offering forgiveness to the people ... ... Read Transcript


George: TODAY ON

CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS,

SHOWDOWN OVER SYRIA, WHY

CHRISTIANS FEAR A U.S.

MILITARY STRIKE COULD MAKE

IT HARDER TO STAY IN THEIR

COUNTRY.

Wendy: PLUS, FORGIVING

THEIR ATTACKERS, HOW EGYPT'S

CHRISTIANS ARE OFFERING

FORGIVENESS TO THE PEOPLE

WHO BURNED THEIR CHURCHES

AND INSTITUTIONS.

George: AND BACK FROM

THE DEAD.

FOR 45 MINUTES, THIS MAN HAD

NO PULSE, NO BREATH, NO

LIFE, AND THEN A SIMPLE

COMMAND OPENED HIS EYES.

*

George: AN ATROCITY IN

SYRIA COULD LEAD TO A WIDER

WAR.

HELLO, EVERYONE, I'M GEORGE

THOMAS.

Wendy: AND I'M WENDY

GRIFFITH.

BY NOW YOU HAVE SEEN THE

HORRIFIC PICTURES, IMAGES OF

A DEADLY CHEMICAL WEAPONS

ATTACK IN SYRIA HAS MOVED

WORLD LEADERS TO ACTION

AGAINST SYRIA.

THEY SPENT THE WEEK BUILDING

AN INTERNATIONAL CONSENSUS

FOR A MILITARY RESPONSE.

U.S. PRESIDENT OBAMA SAYS

THERE IS NO DOUBT THE SYRIAN

GOVERNMENT USED THE WEAPONS

ON ITS OWN PEOPLE.

HE SAYS ANY AMERICAN

RESPONSE SENDS A STRONG

SIGNAL TO SYRIAN PRESIDENT

BASHAR al-ASSAD.

George: SYRIAN

CHRISTIANS SAY U.S. MILITARY

ACTION AGAINST THE ASSAD

REGIME WILL ONLY BRING THEM

GREATER HARDSHIP AND

SUFFERING.

THEY'RE ASKING CHRISTIANS

AROUND THE WORLD TO PRAY

THAT GOD INTERVENES TO BRING

SPEES PEACS PEACE TO THEIR

NATION.

GARY LANE HAS MORE.

Reporter: MANY OF THE

COUNTRY'S CHRISTIANS ARE

PRAYING FOR DIVINE

INTERVENTION.

THEY BELIEVE THE COLLECTIVE

PRAYERS OF CHRISTIANS AROUND

THE WORLD COULD REVERSE AN

ESCALATING CONFLICT.

I TALKED BY PHONE WITH A

SYRIAN PASTOR, WHO RESIDES

IN THE U.S., BUT TRAVELS

REGULARLY TO SYRIA.

HE IS IN CONSTANT CONTACT

WITH CHRISTIANS INSIDE THE

COUNTRY.

HE ASKED THAT WE NOT GIVE

HIS NAME OR SHOW HIS FACE IN

ORDER TO PROTECT HIM AND

OTHER SYRIAN CHRISTIANS FROM

RETRIBUTION BY MILITANT

ISLAMISTS.

THE CHRISTIANS ARE LIVING

IN FEAR RIGHT NOW IN SYRIA.

WE KNOW WHAT MIGHT HAPPEN,

AND WE SEE THE CONSEQUENCES

OF THAT ACTION BY THE U.S.

AND IT WILL BE A DESTRUCTION

FOR THE CHRISTIANS IN THE

MIDDLE EAST, AND

SPECIFICALLY IN SYRIA.

Reporter: THAT'S

BECAUSE, THEY SAY, ANY

U.S.-LED MILITARY ATTACK

WILL ONLY STRENGTHEN

MILITARY ISLAMISTS, WHO HAVE

ALREADY TARGETED

CHRISTIANS.

ONCE NATO HITS SYRIA,

THEY'LL WEAKEN THE STRUCTURE

AND THE RULE OF THAT SYSTEM

OF SYRIA.

IT IS GOING TO BE

DESTROYED.

THAT MEANS WHAT IS GOING TO

COME NEXT IS THE SHARI'A

LAW, AND THE SHARI'A IS VERY

MUCH AN EXIT OF CHRISTIANITY

IN THAT PART OF THE WORLD.

Reporter: MILITANT

ISLAMISTS HAVE ALREADY

FORCED MANY CHRISTIANS OUT

OF THE COUNTRY.

OTHERS HAVE BEEN MURDERED OR

KIDNAPPED, AND CHURCHES HAVE

BEEN DESTROYED.

WHILE MANY SYRIAN CHRISTIANS

FEEL PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS

ABANDONED THEM, THEY KNOW

GOD HAS NOT.

OBAMA, HE CARES LESS FOR

THE CHRISTIANS IN SYRIA AND

THE CHRISTIANS AROUND THE

WORLD.

BUT WE KNOW GOD HAS GIVEN

PROMISES THAT GOD IS GOING

TO PROTECT THE CHRISTIAN

COMMUNITY IN SYRIA.

AND OUR TRUST IS NOT IN ANY

POWER -- NOT IN THE REGIME,

NOT IN THE U.S.

OUR TRUST IS IN GOD HIMSELF,

THAT HE SEES AND HE HEARS

THE CRIES OF THE

CHRISTIANS.

Reporter: AND THAT'S

WHY IT IS CRUCIAL, THIS

PASTOR SAYS, THAT CHRISTIANS

PRAY FOR THEIR SYRIAN

BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN

CHRIST.

BECAUSE IT IS MORE THAN A

BATTLE FOR THE SURVIVAL OF

THE SYRIAN CHURCH.

THIS IS A BATTLE BETWEEN

JESUS CHRIST AND THE ENEMY

HIMSELF.

AND WHAT IS HAPPENING TO THE

CHRISTIANS IN THE MIDDLE

EAST WILL HAPPEN EVENTUALLY

TO MANY CHRISTIANS AROUND

THE WORLD.

Reporter: SO SYRIAN

CHRISTIANS SAY PRAY.

BUT THEY KNOW THE OUTCOME IS

NOT IN THE HANDS OF BASHAR

al-ASSAD OR THOSE WHO

OPPOSE HIM.

GOD IS NOT GOING TO GO

WORK WITH ANYBODY'S AGENDA.

GOD IS GOING TO WORK FOR HIS

OWN AGENDA, AND THE PURPOSE

OF THE GROWING OF THE

KINGDOM OF GOD.

Reporter: GARY LANE,

CBN NEWS.

Wendy: THANKS, GARY.

IN THE MIDST OF SUFFERING IN

CIVIL WAR, A SYRIAN

CHRISTIAN IS MINISTERING TO

HIS COUNTRYMEN VIA

TELEVISION.

THOUGH MANY SYRIANS HAVE

ONLY FOUR HOURS OF

ELECTRICITY PER DAY, SOME

ARE WATCHING A PROGRAM

CALLED "JUST FOR YOU."

IT IS HOSTED BY A WORSHIP

LEADER FROM LATA KIA NAMED

NOR BOTRES.

ONE OF THE SEASON'S

HIGHLIGHTS OCCURRED WHEN A

VIEWER CALLED IN REQUESTING

PRAYER FOR A KIDNAPPED

FAMILY MEMBER, AND NOR

PRAYED, AND THE FAMILY

MEMBER WAS RETURNED.

George: TURNING TO

EGYPT WHERE OVER THE PAST

TWO WEEKS, THE CHURCH HAS

SUFFERED ITS WORST ATTACKS

IN CENTURIES.

Wendy: ISLAMIC

RADICALISM SPURRED THE

ATTACKS, BUT THE ATTACKS

WERE MET WITH CHRISTIAN

LOVE.

Reporter: THE CITY OF

MINIA SITS AT THE EPICENTER

OF THE PERSECUTION AGAINST

THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH.

THIS IS THE CHURCH IN MINIA,

ONE OF THE DOZENS OF

CHURCHES THAT HAVE BEEN

DESTROYED THROUGHOUT EGYPT.

THIS IS A 100-YEAR-OLD

CHURCH.

AS YOU CAN SEE, IT HAS BEEN

COMPLETELY DESTROYED ON THE

INSIDE.

ONE EGYPTIAN EXPERT SAID THE

VIOLENCE AGAINST THE

CHURCHES IN EGYPT IS THE

WORST IN NEARLY 700 YEARS.

THIS EXCLUSIVE VIDEO AIRED

FOR THE FIRST TIME ON

NATIONWIDE TV, AND SHOWS THE

INSIDE OF THE SANCTUARY IS

COMPLETELY GUTTED AND THE

ALTER DESTROYED.

NOW THE CHURCH USES THIS

MAKESHIFT ALTER OUTSIDE, AND

THE PASTOR EXPLAINED TO US

THEY STARTED HOLDING THEIR

SERVICES AT 6:30 IN THE

MORNING.

ENGINEERS SAY THE CHURCH

WOULD NEED TO BE TORN DOWN

BEFORE IT WOULD BE REBUILT.

TO BE SURE THAT

EVERYTHING IS BURNED, THEY

PUT FIRE IN EVERY PLACE.

BEFORE THIS TIME, THEY MAKE

A SIGN FOR CHRISTIAN PLACES

OR CARS OR HOUSES OR

BUILDINGS, AND IF THE PLACE

HAS AN "X" ON IT, THEY BURN

THE PLACE.

Reporter: THE CHURCHES

WEREN'T THE ONLY TARGETS.

SCHOOLS, CARS, AND

BUSINESSES OWNED BY

CHRISTIANS WERE DESTROYED.

MUSLIM RADICALS MARKED

CHRISTIAN BUSINESSES WITH A

BLACK "X" BEFORE TORCHING

THEM.

PERHAPS MOST SHOCKING WAS

THE DESTRUCTION OF THIS

CHRISTIAN ORPHANAGE.

THIS IS A COPTIC

CHRISTIAN ORPHANAGE CALLED

"CHRIST'S SOLDIERS."

MUSLIM MOBS CAME IN AND

DESTROYED THE BUILDING,

LEAVING ABOUT 200 CHILDREN

WITHOUT SHELTER.

THEY WANTED TO LEAVE A

MESSAGE FOR THE ATTACKERS

AND THEY WROTE IT ON THE

WALL OUTSIDE.

AND IT SAID, "YOU MEANT TO

HURT US, BUT WE FORGIVE

YOU.

GOD IS LOVE.

EVERYTHING WORKS OUT FOR

GOOD."

THEY ALSO WROTE, "LOVE YOUR

ENEMIES."

EVANGELICAL MINISTRIES BORE

THE BRUNT OF MANY ATTACKS.

THIS IS WHAT REMAINS OF THE

BOOKSTORE IN MINIA OF THE

BIBLE SOCIETY OF EGYPT.

THEIR STORE IN NEARBY ASHUTE

WAS ALSO DESTROYED.

FOR THE LAST 150 YEARS,

WE'VE BEEN OPERATING AND WE

HAVE BOOK SHOPS IN CAIRO AND

ALEXANDRIA AND UPPER EGYPT,

AND IT HAS NEVER HAPPENED IN

THE HISTORY.

Reporter: ACCORDING TO

THIS EGYPTIAN WEBSITE, MORE

THAN 60 CHURCHES WERE

ATTACKED, FROM MINIA,

ALEXANDRA, THE SUEZ, AND

THROUGHOUT EGYPT.

THE RAMPAGE BEGAN AFTER

MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD

SUPPORTERS USED THE CHURCHES

AS SCAPEGOATS FOR THE ARMY'S

DECISION TO BREAK UP TWO

BROTHERHOOD PROTEST CAMPS IN

CAIRO.

THEY ALSO BLAMED THE CHURCH

FOR PARTICIPATING IN THE

OUSTER OF PRESIDENT MOHAMMED

MORSI.

YET CHRISTIANS POINT OUT

MANY OF THEIR MUSLIM

NEIGHBORS DEFENDED AND

PROTECTED THEM.

THEY DON'T SEE THIS AS A

MUSLIM AGAINST CHRISTIAN

ISSUE, BUT AS THE MUSLIM

BROTHERHOOD AGAINST THE

CHRISTIANS.

AND SEE EVEN THOUGH THEY

HAVE BEEN TARGETED, THEY ARE

RESPONDING WITH FORGIVENESS,

PRESSING ON IN THE FACE OF

PERSECUTION.

WE RESPOND AS EVERY OTHER

CHRISTIAN HAS RESPONDED IN

EGYPT.

WE'RE IN EGYPT TO SERVE.

WE'RE IN EGYPT TO

DEMONSTRATE THE CHRISTIAN

LOVE.

WE DO EVERYTHING EFFORT TO

BE SELF-RESTRAINED AND TO

SHOW THE CHRISTIAN LOVE THAT

THE LORD HAS TAUGHT US TO

SHOW.

Reporter: THE CHURCHES

ARE ASKING FOR PRAYER AND

SUPPORT FROM THE CHURCH

WORLDWIDE.

WHAT HAPPENS IN EGYPT

AFFECTS EVERYBODY.

WE'RE ASKING THEM TO PRAY

FOR THE COUNTRY.

WE'RE ASKING THEM TO PRAY

FOR CHRISTIANS.

WE'RE ASKING THEM TO PRAY

FOR THE MILITARY.

AND WE'RE ASKING THEM TO

PRAY FOR THE GOVERNMENT, THE

EXISTING GOVERNMENT, THAT

THE LORD MAY GIVE THEM

WISDOM AND GUIDANCE IN EVERY

DECISION THEY MAKE.

Reporter: WHILE LIVING

UNDER THREATS, THEY VOW TO

CONTINUE THEIR MINISTRIES.

THEY SAY THEIR BUILDINGS

HAVE BEEN DESTROYED, BUT THE

CHURCH GOES ON, AND THEIR

FAITH REMAINS IN JESUS

CHRIST, WHO PROMISED HE

WOULD BUILD HIS CHURCH.

CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

MINIA, EGYPT.

George: AND ONE OTHER

ITEM FROM THE REGION, AN

IRANIAN COURT HAS REJECTED

PASTOR SAEED ABEDINI'S

APPEAL.

HE WAS CONVICTED FOR HIS

CHRISTIAN FAITH.

HIS WIFE, NAGHMEH EXPRESSED

DISAPPOINTMENT IN THE UNITED

STATES GOVERNMENT.

HSHE SAYS, "I AM EXTREMELY

DISAPPOINTED THAT PRESIDENT

OBAMA HAS REMAINED SILENT ON

THIS CASE OF AN AMERICAN

IMPRISONED IN IRAN."

JOHN KERRY IS ASKING THE

GOVERNMENT OF IRAN TO

RELEASE PASTOR ABERDINI.

IN A STATEMENT ON WEDNESDAY,

KERRY POINTED OUT THE PASTOR

HAS SPENT ALMOST ONE YEAR IN

PRISON IN IRAN.

AND HE APPEALED TO IRAN'S

NEW LEADER, ROUHANI, WHO HAS

EXPRESSED WANTING TO IMPROVE

RELATIONS WITH THE UNITED

STATES.

Wendy: AT LEAST 13

OTHERS HAVE BEEN ARRESTED

SINCE JULY, BUT THE CHARGES

AGAINST THEM REMAIN

UNKNOWN.

REVEREND SAM IGNAZAR

SAID, QUOTE,"NOW THAT

PRESIDENT ROUHANI HAS

EXPRESSED HIS DETERMINATION

TO REOPEN LINES OF DIALOGUE

WITH THE WEST, IRAN SHOULD

IMPROVE TREATMENT OF ITS

RELIGIOUS MINORITIES."

CHRISTIANS ARE EXILED OR

SENTENCED TO PRISON, AND

SOME, LIKE ABERDINI, ARE

TORTURED.

George: UP NEXT, THE

AMAZING STORY OF A MAN WHO

WAS DECLARED DEAD, AND WHAT

HE SAYS BROUGHT HIM BACK TO

LIFE.

George: WELL, THIS WEEK

AN AMAZING STORY RIGHT HERE

IN THE UNITED STATES.

AN OHIO MAN CAME BACK TO

LIFE AFTER BEING DEAD, CHECK

THIS OUT, FOR 45 MINUTES.

Wendy: IN IT IS

CREDIBLE, GEORGE.

TONY'S STORY ASTOUNDED THE

MEDICAL COMMUNITY AND MADE

HEADLINES AROUND THE WORLD.

OUR CBN REPORTER, CHARLENE

ISRAEL, TRAVELLED TO OHIO

FOR THE STORY.

CHARLENE, YOU MET TONY AND

HIS FAMILY, WHAT DID YOU

DISCOVER?

INCREDIBLE, WENDY.

I ACTUALLY SAT DOWN WITH THE

FAMILY AND HEARD THEIR

STORY.

IT IS TRULY A MIRACLE.

THEY ALL TOLD ME THAT IT WAS

TONY'S FAITH AND THEIR FAITH

THAT KEPT HIM ALIVE.

37-YEAR-OLD TONY YALLEY IS

THANKFUL HE COULD ATTEND

CHURCH WITH HIS FAMILY.

IT FEELS GREAT.

I WAS ALWAYS A BELIEVER, BUT

IT IS AT A WHOLE NEW LEVEL

NOW.

Reporter: IN THE EARLY

MORNING OF AUGUST 5 IS

AUGUST 5th, TONY THAT

DIFFICULTY BREATHING AND

WENT INTO CARDIAC ARREST.

4 A.M., THE LORD WOKE ME

UP.

THERE IS NO OTHER

EXPLANATION.

I DON'T GET UP AT 4 A.M.

SOMETHING JUST WOKE ME UP.

I HEARD HIS BREATHING.

AS A NURSE, I KNEW IT WAS

NOT CORRECT.

I TURNED ON THE LIGHT, TRIED

TO WAKE HIM UP.

HE WOULDN'T WAKE UP.

I TOOK HIS PULSE, AND HE

DIDN'T HAVE A PULLS, SO I

WENT INTO MY TRAINING AND

DID C.P.R.

Reporter: HE WAS RUSHED

TO THIS HOSPITAL, WHERE HE

LATER CODED.

DOCTORS WORKED ON HIM FOR 45

MINUTES TO SAVE HIS LIFE.

HE WAS LATER PRONOUNCED

DEAD.

HIS FAMILY WAS SHOCKED AND

HEARTBROKEN.

I JUST DROPPED.

MY STOMACH DROPPED.

I JUST DIDN'T KNOW HOW TO

FEEL.

I JUST CRIED.

IT WAS AN OVERWHELMING

SHOCK.

A LOT OF GRIEF.

Reporter: WHILE NURSES

PREPARED THE BODY FOR HIS

FAMILY'S FINAL VIEWING,

MELISSA KEPT BELIEVING FOR

THE IMPOSSIBLE.

MY 17-YEAR-OLD COUSIN,

WHO IS A PREACHER, LAID HIS

HAND UPON ME, AND THE LORD

SPOKE THROUGH HIM.

AND HE SAID -- HE CALLED ME

HIS CHILD.

HE SAID A WHOLE LOT MORE,

WHICH I DON'T REMEMBER, BUT

HE ALSO SAID IF WE WOULD

JUST BELIEVE IT WOULD BE

DONE.

FROM THAT MOMENT ON, I

KNEW.

I KNEW HE WAS GOING TO BE

ALL RIGHT.

Reporter: PASTOR PAUL

SENTORO AND HIS WIFE,

JENNIFER, WERE AT THE

HOSPITAL WITH TONY'S

FAMILY.

PASTOR PAUL SAID HE HAD

RECENTLY BEEN TEACHING ON

THE POWER OF PRAYER.

AND THE COUPLE HAD ALSO

BEGAN TALKING TO TONY'S

17-YEAR-OLD SON, LAWRENCE,

ABOUT THE STRENGTH OF GOD.

I REMEMBER WATCHING HIM

WITH THESE ELBOWS ON HIS

DESK, AND HE HAD HIS HEAD

DOWN AND HE WAS PRAYING.

AND THEN THE WORD CAME IN

AND THE DOCTORS CAME IN, AND

THE PLACE ERUPTED WITH SUCH

GRIEF.

I'LL NEVER FORGET THE SOUNDS

OF THE WAILING, THE

SCREAMING, THE CRYING.

AND LAWRENCE JUMPED UP AND

HE HIT THE WALL, JUST REALLY

HARD.

I SAW LAWRENCE, AS HE WAS

TURNED TO THE WALL.

HE WAS SHAKING HIS HEAD.

AND ALL OF A SUDDEN HE

STRAIGHTENED UP, AND IT WAS

AS IF HE JUST HAD THIS

SECOND WIND.

Reporter: REFUSING TO

ACCEPT HIS FATHER'S DEATH,

LAWRENCE DID SOMETHING

EXTRAORDINARY.

SOMETHING JUST CLICKED.

AND I JUST CAME UP, AND I

SAID, DAD, YOU'RE NOT GOING

TO DIE TODAY.

I SPOKE AGAINST THE

SPIRIT OF DEATH IN MY

PRAYER, AND I ASKED THE LORD

TO GIVE HIM LIFE AND TO CALL

HIM BACK.

AND WHEN I DID THAT,

LAWRENCE RUNS OUT INTO THE

HALLWAY, AND WE WERE

ACTUALLY IN AGREEMENT.

HE DECLARED THAT THE DOCTORS

MUST NOT GIVE UP HOPE ON HIS

DAD.

HE SAID THAT A COUPLE OF

TIMES.

HE SAID THAT HE SPOKE

TOWARDS HIS DAD AND SAID HIS

DAD WOULD LIVE.

Reporter: IMMEDIATELY,

TONY'S BODY BEGAN TO SHOW

SIGNS OF LIFE.

HE FULLY AWAKENED FIVE DAYS

LATER WITH NO SIGNS OF HEART

DAMAGE OR DEFECTS.

THERE ARE SO MANY

MIRACLES THAT HAVE TO GET

OUT THERE, AFTER THAT BIG

ONE.

EVEN DOWN TO COMING OUT WITH

NO BROKEN RIBS AND NOT BEING

SORE.

Reporter: HOSPITAL

OFFICIALS HAVE NO

EXPLANATION FOR TONY'S

MIRACULOUS RECOVERY.

THEY AGREE, THOUGH, THERE

WAS DIVINE INTERVENTION.

I TRULY THINK WITH THE

POWER OF PRAYER AND ALL OF

THE THINGS THAT WERE BEING

DONE FOR HIM IS THE PERFECT

COLESCENCE OF GOD IN OUR

LIVES.

Reporter: NEWS OF HIS

RESURRECTION HAS SPREAD

AROUND THE WORLD.

I THINK WE HAVE BEEN

CREATED BY AN AMAZING GOD.

THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD.

PEOPLE WHO DOUBT WILL SAY

IT IS JUST MEDICAL.

PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE WILL SAY

IT IS JUST PROOF OF WHAT I

KNOW TO BE TRUE.

Reporter: TONY SAYS HE

DOESN'T REMEMBER ANYTHING

ABOUT DEATH, NO WHITE LIGHT,

VISIONS OF HEAVEN, AND NO

ANSWERS WHY THIS HAPPENED.

BUT HE SAYS HIS FAITH IS

STRONGER AND MORE REAL THAN

EVER.

GOD STEPS IN WHEN MAN CAN

DO NO MORE.

AND THEY LITERALLY HAD COME

TO THE END AND SAID THEY

COULD DO NO MORE.

THEY PRONOUNCED ME DEAD, AND

THAT'S WHEN HE CAME.

Reporter: AND THE

FAMILY ALSO WANTS PEOPLE TO

WORSHIP GOD, NOT THE

MIRACLE.

OUR GOD IS AN AWESOME

GOD.

Wendy: CHARLENE, TONY

LOOKS LIKE THE PICTURE OF

HEALTH.

WHAT DO DOCTORS SAY WAS

WRONG WITH HIM?

Reporter: DOCTORS ARE

ABSOLUTELY CLUELESS.

HE HAS NO HEART PROBLEMS,

HISTORY OF HEART PROBLEMS.

POSSIBLY IT WAS A VIRAL

INFECTION BECAUSE HE HAD A

COLD A FEW WEEKS BEFORE

THAT, BUT THEY'RE NOT REALLY

SURE.

Wendy: THIS IS TRULY A

MIRACLE.

TO GOD BE THE GLORY.

THANKS FOR THE REPORT.

WE APPRECIATE IT.

George: COMING UP, HOW

SCHOOL CHILDREN IN THE

WORLD'S LARGEST MUSLIM

NATION ARE LEARNING ABOUT

THE BIBLE.

WERP WELCOME

Wendy: WELCOME BACK.

CBN'S "SUPERBOOK" WILL SOON

BE SEEN ON TELEVISION

SCREENS IN THE WORLD'S

LARGEST MUSLIM COUNTRY.

George: AND SOME SCHOOL

KIDS RECEIVED A PREVIEW OF

THE EMMY NOMINATED SERIES.

Reporter: HOPING TO

GENERATE INTEREST IN THE

ANIMATED SERIES, THE

"SUPERBOOK" TEAM ARE TOURING

SEVERAL SCHOOLS IN

INDONESIA.

THEY GIVE AWAY SOUVENIERS

AND TREATS THEM TO A SNEAK

PEEK OF THIS EXTRAORDINARY

KIDS' PROGRAM.

CBN INDONESIA DIRECTOR MARK

McCLENDON SAYS THE

"SUPERBOOK" BROADCAST WILL

BE HIS STORY.

NEVER BEFORE IN THE

HISTORY OF ADMISSIONS IN

INDONESIA HAS THERE BEEN AN

OPPORTUNITY LIKE THIS, WHERE

YOU CAN PRESENT CHRIST AND

YOU CAN PRESENT CHRIST IN

CONTEXT, IN THE ENTIRE

BIBLE, THE WHOLE MISSION OF

THE HEART OF GOD.

Reporter: "SUPERBOOK"

HAS BEEN TRANSLATED INTO

BAHAFA, THE INDONESIA

LANGUAGE.

AND IF I CAN SAY, I THINK

THAT SOME OF THE EPISODES IN

THE INDONESIA LANGUAGE --

"SUPERBOOK" IN THE INDONESIA

LANGUAGE SOUND EVEN BETTER

THAN "SUPERBOOK" IN THE

ENGLISH LANGUAGE.

IT IS SO COOL.

AND GIZMO LIGHTS UP IN THE

INDONESIAN LANGUAGE, AND

KIDS JUST GO WILD.

Reporter: IT PREMIERES

SEPTEMBER 14th ON THE

THIRD LARGEST NETWORK.

M.M.C. RUNS 80% OF THE TOP

CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS.

IT IS GOING TO BE AMAZING

TO SEE THIS WHOLE GENERATION

OF INDONESIANS, NOT JUST

CHRISTIAN INDONESIANS.

YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT

CHILDREN ACROSS THIS NATION,

FROM ALL RELIGIONS, BEING

ABLE TO HEAR THE GOSPEL.

Reporter: THIS IS THE

FIRST TIME THAT "SUPERBOOK"

IS BEING PROMOTED IN THIS

SCHOOL HERE IN INDONESIA.

AND WHAT IS INTERESTING IS

THE RESPONSE OF ALL OF THE

CHILDREN HERE.

AND AMONG THESE STUDENTS ARE

MUSLIMS LISTENING AND GIVEN

THE OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN

ABOUT GOD'S WORD IN

ANIMATION.

THE MUSLIM PARENTS SAY THEY

LIKE THEIR CHILDREN TO LEARN

THE VALUES THEY SEE IN

CHRISTIAN CHILDREN.

THEY ALLOW THEIR CHILDREN TO

STUDY CHRISTIAN RELIGION

BECAUSE THEY BELIEVE IT IS

JUST LIKE ANY OTHER

SUBJECT.

I BELIEVE "SUPERBOOK"

WILL BE A DOOR FOR US TO

SPREAD THE GOSPEL AMONG THE

CHILDREN HERE.

LATER, PERHAPS IT WILL

GROW AND THEY CAN BELIEVE IN

JESUS.

Reporter: THE STUDENTS

GAVE THEIR FULL ATTENTION AS

THEY WATCHED THE FIRST

"SUPERBOOK" EPISODE.

NOT ONLY WERE THEY DELIGHTED

WITH THE STATE-OF-THE-ART

ANIMATION, BUT THEY WERE

ALSO MOVED BY THE STORY.

I PRAY THAT I WILL NOT

FIGHT ANYMORE WITH MY

BROTHER.

AND I WILL STOP SPEAKING BAD

WORDS.

I'M EXCITED BECAUSE I

KNOW THAT KIDS EVERYWHERE

ARE GOING TO BE SINGING.

THEY'RE GOING TO BE SINGING

THE SALVATION POEM.

THEY'RE GOING TO.

BECAUSE "SUPERBOOK" IS A

SEED.

*

[SINGING IN THE INDONESIAN

LANGUAGE]

Reporter: SEEDS PLANTED

IN THE HEARTS OF CHILDREN,

ONE DAY REAPING A BOUNTIFUL

HARVEST IN INDONESIA.

LUCILLE, CBN NEWS, JAKARTA.

George: YOU CAN FOLLOW

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Facebook PAGE AND THERE

YOU CAN SEE DAILY STORIES

AND SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS AND

PRAYERS WITH OTHERS FROM THE

GLOBAL CHURCH.

WE'LL BE BACK RIGHT AFTER

THIS.

George: AND FINALLY ON

CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS THIS

WEEK, WHEN THE SUN RISES IN

THE COASTAL CITY OF

CATAHANA, COLOMBIA, MOST

FOLKS ARE STILL SOUND

ASLEEP.

Wendy: HOWEVER, A

GROWING NUMBER ARE GETTING

OUT OF BED TO WALK THE

STREETS AND PRAY.

THE EARLY RISERS ARE

BRINGING A SPIRITUAL

AWAKENING TO THE CITY.

Reporter: IN THE

PRE-DAWN HOURS OF A FRIDAY

MORNING, HUNDREDS OF

COLOMBIANS WALK THE STREETS

OF THIS NEIGHBORHOOD,

PRAYING PASSIONATELY FOR

THEIR CITY.

I GOT UP AT 3:30 A.M.

THE HOLY SPIRIT WAS STIRRING

ME, AND HIS PRESENCE BROUGHT

ME HERE, SEEKING HIM.

Reporter: BEING AN

EARLY RISER CHANGES YOUR

LIFE, INTELLECTUALLY AND IN

YOUR WORKPLACE.

Reporter: THE VISION

CAME FROM ESTA BONACOSTA,

PASTOR OF THE ANOINTING

CHURCH.

WHAT IS THE OUTCOME OF

ALL OF THIS?

IT IS CAUSING PEOPLE TO GROW

SPIRITUALLY.

PEOPLE WHO DON'T HAVE WORK

COME WITH THEIR RESUMES AND

THEY RECEIVE EMPLOYMENT.

IT IS SOMETHING AMAZING,

WHAT GOD IS DOING AMONG

THESE EARLY RISERS.

I HAVE SEEN THIS RESTORE

MY HOME.

AND SINCE THEN I SAID I

WOULD NEVER MISS ANY EARLY

RISING, AND HERE I AM.

Reporter: CARTAHANA'S

PRE-DAWN PRAYER WALK BEGAN

10 YEARS AGO.

WALKERS COME OUT TWICE A

WEEK AND END WITH A TIME OF

WORSHIP AND CELEBRATION.

THE PEOPLE GET UP AS

EARLY AT 2 A.M. TO COME TO

THIS CITY.

THEY PRAY BLESSING ON THE

GOVERNMENT, EVEN ON OUR FULL

COUNTRY.

THIS HAS PRODUCED A GREAT

REVIVAL.

THE CHURCHES ARE GROWING.

Reporter: THESE EARLY

RISERS ARE CONVINCED GOD

WILL HEAL THEIR CITY'S

PROBLEMS, INCLUDING ONE OF

THE HIGHEST LEVELS OF CHILD

PROS SUBSTITUTION IN

LATIN-AMERICA.

HEATHER CELLS, CBN NEWS.

George: AND FOR A

COUNTRY THAT HAS SEEN SO

MUCH VIOLENCE OVER THE

DECADES, TO SEE THE POWER OF

PRAYER WORK, IT TRULY IS --

WE SAW THE STORY OF THE

MIRACLE TODAY, PRAYER WORKS,

FOLKS.

Wendy: THE PRAYER OF

THE RIGHTEOUS AVAILS MUCH.

George: FOLKS, THAT IS

IT FOR THIS WEEK'S EDITION

OF CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS.

WE'VE GOT TO GET OUT OF

HERE.

Wendy: WE DO.

BUT UNTIL NEXT WEEK, FROM

ALL OF US HERE, GOOD-BYE AND

GOD BLESS YOU.

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