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On CBN Newswatch, Sept. 3: President Obama turns to Congress on Syria strike; Sen. Paul: 'We'll have another Islamic state' in Syria; Why does work matter to God?; and more. Read Transcript



HELLO EVERYONE THANKS SO MUCH
FOR JOINING US FOR CBN NEWS


TODAY, I AM GEORGE THOMAS.
THE STAGE IS SET FOR THE BIGGEST


FOREIGN POLICY BOAT IN CONGRESS
SINCE THE IRAQ WAR.


WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS MET WITH
LAWMAKERS SUNDAY TO DISCUSS U.S.


MILITARY ACTION IN SYRIA.
PRESIDENT OBAMA IS HOLDING A


SPECIAL BRIEFING WITH LAWMAKERS
TODAY.


MANY SAY THE PRESIDENT HAS A
HARD SALE.


CHARLENE ISRAEL HAS MORE.
REPORTER: PRESIDENT OBAMA'S


WEEKEND ANNOUNCEMENT SURPRISED
MANY POLITICAL OBSERVERS.


THE WHITE HOUSE HAD APPEARED ON
ORDERING A MISSILE STRIKE


AGAINST SYRIA.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: I BELIEVE I


HAVE THE AUTHORITY WITHOUT
SPECIFIC CONGRESSIONAL


AUTHORIZATION.
I KNOW THE COUNTRY WILL BE


STRONGER.
REPORTER: SECRETARY OF STATE


JOHN KERRY DEFENDING PRESIDENT
OBAMA'S ABILITY TO UNLEASH FIRE


POWER.
WE ARE SIGNATURES OF SARN AND


THEIR HAIR AND BLOOD SAMPLES.
WE CAN'T ALLOW ASSAD TO GAS


PEOPLE WITH IMPUNITY.
REPORTER: LAWMAKERS ARE


MEETING TODAY BUT CONVINCING THE
AMERICAN PUBLIC WILL BE


DIFFICULT.
IT IS FAR FROM SETTLED.


IT IS NOT SOMETHING THAT SHOULD
BE UNDERTAKEN LIGHTLY.


CERTAINLY THE DISTRICT I
REPRESENT DO NOT DO THIS.


I HONESTLY DIDN'T HEAR ANYTHING
THAT TOLD ME I OUGHT TO HAVE A


DIFFERENT POSITION.
PEOPLE WANT TO KNOW THAT


THERE IS NOT GOING TO BE A
MILITARY ENGAGEMENT ENTANGLEMENT


LIKE IN AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ.
REPORTER: DOING NOTHING IS


UNACCEPTABLE.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: WHAT MESSAGE


ARE WE SENDING IF A DICTATOR CAN
GAS HUNDREDS OF CHILDREN AND PAY


NO PRICE.
REPORTER: CRITICS ARGUE THE


PRESIDENT'S DECISION IS MAKING
HOUSE REPUBLICANS LOOK BAD IF


THEY VOTE AGAINST THE STRIKE.
CHARLENE ISRAEL, CBN NEWS.


MEANWHILE SYRIAN CHRISTIANS
HAVE BACKED ASSAD REGIME FEARING


THEY WILL BE SEVERELY
PERSECUTED.


SENATOR RAND PAUL MADE THAT
STATEMENT SAYING I HAVE SEEN


ASSAD PROTECT CHRISTIANS FOR
DECADES.


KENTUCKY REPUBLICAN SAID WE'LL
HAVE ANOTHER ISLAMIC STATE WHERE


CHRISTIANS ARE PERSECUTED.
CHRISTIANS MAKE UP 7% OF SYRIA'S


POPULATION.
A NEW REPORT SAYS NATIONAL


SECURITY AGENCY SPIED ON THE
PRESIDENT OF BRAZIL AND MEXICO.


THE JOURNALIST THAT BROKE THE
STORY SAID E-MAILS FROM BOTH


LEADERS WERE BEING INTERCEPTED
AND BASED ON INFORMATION FROM


NSA LEAKER EDWARD SNOWDEN.
DOCUMENTS FROM JUNE 2012 SHOW


MEXICAN PRESIDENT'S E-MAILS
BEING READ BEFORE HE WAS


ELECTED.
IT DOESN'T INCLUDE INTERCEPTED


MESSAGES, BUT IT IS CLEAR THEY
WERE.


WORLD'S LARGEST SOCIAL
NETWORKING SITE DEMANDING


INFORMATION OF USERS.
FACEBOOK RELEASED INFORMATION IN


74 COUNTRIES DEMANDED
INFORMATION ON 38,000 FACEBOOK


USERS DURING THE FIRST PART OF
THIS YEAR.


HALF WERE FROM AUTHORITIES IN
THE UNITED STATES.


IN THE PAST, FACEBOOK AND OTHER
TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES HAVE BEEN


CRITICIZED.
FEDERAL LAW GIVES THEM THE


RIGHT.
DOCTORS IN IOWA CAN NO LONGER


USE VIDEO CONFERENCING FOR
DISTRIBUTING ABORTION DRUGS.


IOWA MEDICAL BOARD VETOED TO END
THE SYSTEM PLANNED PARENTHOOD


STARTED BACK IN 2008.
THE BOARD SAID THIS IS NOT TO


RESTRICT ACCESS BUT PROVIDE
WOMEN WITH A HIGH STANDARD OF


CARE.
STARTING IN NOVEMBER, DOCTORS


MUST BE PRESENT.
GERMAN AUTHORITIES HAVE TAKEN


FOUR HOME SCHOOLED CHILDREN AWAY
FROM THEIR PARENTS.


A TEAM OF 20 SOCIAL WORKERS,
POLICE OFFICERS AND SPECIAL


AGENTS STORMED THE FAMILY'S
RESIDENTS.


THEY ARE CALLING IT A BRUTAL AND
VICIOUS ACT.


THEY WERE TAKEN AWAY BECAUSE
FAMILY HOME SCHOOLED CHILDREN


DEFINED BAN ON HOME EDUCATION.
OFFICIALS SAID THEY WOULD NOT BE


SEEING THE CHILDREN ANY TIME
SOON.


CBN "SUPERBOOK" WILL BE ON
SCREENS.


SOME INDONESIAN KIDS RECEIVED A
PREVIEW.


LUCILLE TALUSAN HAS THEIR
REACTION.


REPORTER: CBN "SUPERBOOK"
TEAM ARE TOURING SEVERAL SCHOOLS


IN INDONESIA.
THEY SHARED VALUES THEY CAN


LEARN FROM THE VALUE STORIES,
GAVE AWAY SOUVENIRS AND A SNEAK


WEEK.
CBN INDONESIAN DIRECTOR SAYS IT


WILL BE HIS STORY.
NEVER BEFORE IN THE HISTORY


OF MISSIONS HAS THERE BEEN AN
OPPORTUNITY WHEN YOU CAN PRESENT


CHRIST AND PRESENT THE ENTIRE
THE WHOLE BIBLE, THE WHOLE


MISSION.
"SUPERBOOK" HAS BEEN


TRANSLATED INTO THE INDONESIAN
LANGUAGE.


IF I CAN SAY, I THINK SOME OF
THE EPISODES IN INDONESIAN


LANGUAGE SOUND BETTER THAN
"SUPERBOOK" IN THE ENGLISH


LANGUAGE.
IT IS SO COOL.


GIZMO LIGHTS UP AND KIDS JUST GO
WILD.


REPORTER: IT PREMIERS
SEPTEMBER 14TH ON THE THIRD


LARGEST NETWORK RUNNING 10% OF
THE COUNTRY'S PROGRAM.


IT IS INTERESTING TO SEE, YOU
ARE TALKING ABOUT CHILDREN


ACROSS THIS NATION FROM ALL
RELIGIONS BEING ABLE TO HEAR THE


GOSPEL.
THIS IS THE FIRST TIME


"SUPERBOOK" IS BEING PROMOTED.
VERY INTERESTING OF THE CHILDREN


HERE.
AMONG THE STUDENTS ARE MUSLIMS


LISTENING AND GIVING THE
OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN ABOUT GOD'S


WORDS IN ANIMATION.
MUSLIM PARENTS SAY THEY LIKE


THEIR CHILDREN TO LEARN THEIR
VALUES THEY SEE IN CHRISTIAN


CHILDREN.
THEY ALLOW THEIR CHILDREN TO


START A CHRISTIAN RELIGION
BECAUSE THEY BELIEVE IT IS JUST


LIKE ANY OTHER SUBJECT.
I BELIEVE "SUPERBOOK" WELCOME


A DOOR FOR US TO SPARE THE
GOSPEL.


PERHAPS THEY WILL GROW AND THEY
CAN BELIEVE JESUS.


REPORTER: THE STUDENTS GAVE
THEIR FULL ATTENTION AS THEY


GAVE THEIR FULL EPISODE.
THEY WERE DELIGHTED WITH


STATE-OF-THE-ART ANIMATION AND
MOVED BY THE STORY.


I PRAYED I WILL NOT FIGHT
ANYMORE WITH MY BROTHER.


I WILL STOP SPEAKING BAD WORDS.
I AM EXCITED BECAUSE I KNOW


THAT KIDS EVERYWHERE ARE GOING
TO BE SINGING, SINGING THE


SALVATION POEM.
THEY ARE GOING -- "SUPERBOOK" IS


A SEED.
[ FOREIGN SPEAKING ]


REPORTER: SEEDS PLANTED IN
THE HEARTS OF CHILDREN ONE DAY


LEAVING A BOUNTIFUL HARVEST IN
INDONESIA, LUCILLE TALUSAN, CBN


NEWS JAKARTA.
COMING UP, YOUR WORK MATTERS


TO GOD.
WHY YOU CAN FIND MEANING AT YOUR


JOB NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO.
TODAY IS LABOR DAY, A TIME


WHEN MANY GET TO TAKE A BREAK
FROM THE DAILY GRIND.


IT IS A GOOD TIME TO REFLECT WHY
OUR WORK MATTERS FROM GOD ONE OF


THE IDEAS THAT EMERGED FROM
PROTESTANT REFORMATION.


IN HIS FINAL STORY FOR CBN NEWS,
MY COLLEAGUE LEE WEBB SHOWS A


MAN THAT LIVES THE IDEA OF GREAT
PASSION.


REPORTER: YOU ARE ABOUT TO
MEET ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT


PEOPLE HERE AT CBN NOT JUST FOR
WHAT HE DOES BUT FOR HOW HE DOES


IT.
IT IS WORK, BUT I AM


WORSHIPPING.
WHEN I AM IN THAT RESTROOM, I AM


ENTERING INTO THE PRESENCE OF
GOD WHEN I AM IN THE RESTROOM,


SIR.
REPORTER: STEFEN PIERCE SEES


HIS TASKS MUCH MORE THAN THAT.
I DON'T LOOK AT IT AS WORK,


BUT A CALLING.
I AM HERE MINISTERING, CLEANING,


WORSHIPPING AND MINISTERING
WHILE I DO WHAT I DO.


GOD BLESS YOU, SISTER, LORIE,
HOW ARE YOU DOING?


HE IS A GREAT EXAMPLE HOW YOU
CAN GLORIFY GOD EVERY MOMENT OF


DAY REGARDLESS OF WHAT YOU DO.
AND THAT IS OUR CALLING AS


CHRISTIANS.
OUR TENDENCY IN EVANGELICAL


CHURCH IS TO SEPARATE OUR
SPIRITUAL LIFE FROM ORDINARY


LIFE.
IF WE CAN HAVE THE PERSPECTIVE


THAT WE ARE WORKING FOR THE
KINGDOM AND WORKING FOR JESUS


AND OUR WORK IS A SACRIFICE TO
HIM, WE END UP RICHLY REWARDED.


HE REALLY IS A BREATH OF
FRESH AIR, AT THE END OF THE DAY


HE DOES THIS UNTO THE LORD.
APOSTLE PAUL WROTE ABOUT THAT


IN THE PRINCIPLE TO THE
COLOSSIANS HE SAID DO IT FOR NOT


MEN BY FOR THE LORD.
WHAT I DO IS NOT FOR ME.


IT IS NEVER ABOUT ME.
IT IS ALL ABOUT GOD, MAN.


AS ALWAYS BEEN ABOUT GOD IN MY
LIFE.


WHEN I WORK I AM TRULY WORKING
UNTO THE LORD, SIR.


REPORTER: STEFEN HAS IT RIGHT
BECAUSE OF THE BOOK "EVERY GOOD


ENDEAVOR."
IT IS REARRANGING GOD'S WORK,


YOU GET MONEY AND SELF-ESTEEM,
BUT IF IT IS THE MAIN REASON, IT


WILL BE BORING AND WON'T ADD TO
OTHER'S LIVES.


REPORTER: STEFEN DEFINITELY
DOES THAT, HE ENCOURAGES


EVERYONE.
WHEN PEOPLE WALK BY SOMETIMES


YOU'LL CALL THEM BROTHER OR
SISTER, YOU CALL PEOPLE


"SOLDIER"
A LOT, WHAT IS BEHIND THAT?


WE ARE SOLDIERS OF THE FRONT
LINE.


WE HAVE TO STAY ON THE
BATTLEFIELD, DOC.


ALWAYS ARMED AND READY TO
GIVE HOPE AND ENCOURAGEMENT.


I DON'T THINK HE HAS A BAD DAY.
IN FACT, I DON'T THINK HE KNOWS


WHAT A BAD DAY IS.
IS THERE ANY TIME YOU HAD A


BAD DAY?
I MADE UP IN MY MIND NO ONE


WILL EVER SEE THAT OF ME.
YOU WILL NOT SEE ME LOOKING


DOWNCAST, FRUSTRATED, CONFUSED.
GOD'S CALLED ME TO A MINISTRY OF


ENCOURAGEMENT.
HOW CAN I ENCOURAGE YOU IF I AM


BROKEN AND TORN?
BLESS YOU, SISTER.


A LOT OF TIMES I LOOK AND
THINK I BET I'LL BE WORKING FOR


HIM IN HEAVEN.
REPORTER: LEE WEBB, CBN NEWS.


GREAT STORY.
UP NEXT, IT IS NOT YOUR TYPICAL


SUMMER CAMP.
THIS ONE COVERS SIX COUNTRIES,


ON SIX CONTINENTS.
WE'LL TAKE YOU TO CAMP KEYVO


WHEN WE RETURN.
MANY HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES


STARTING THEIR FIRST YEAR OF
COLLEGE IN A FEW WEEKS.


A GROWING OF OTHERS ARE TAKING A
YEAR OFF, IT IS CALLED A "GAP


YEAR."
SOME OF AMERICA'S TOP


UNIVERSITIES ARE SUPPORTING IT.
WHEN ALL OF A SUDDEN


REPORTER: THIS IS THE STORY
OF THREE 19 YEAR OLDS.


[SINGING] WHO DECIDED TO LIVE
FOR ALMOST A YEAR OUTSIDE THEIR


COMFORT ZONE.
LADY DOUGLAS FROM AMARILLO,


TEXAS.
GOD BROKE DOWN EVERY PART OF


ME, EVERY INCH OF ME.
DEAR JESUS, I THANK YOU SO


MUCH FOR THIS DAY AND THE WAY
YOU PROVIDED FOR US THROUGHOUT


THIS TRIP, GOD.
REPORTER: KRISTEN HENDRIX IS


FROM NORMAN, OKLAHOMA.
I HAVE GROWN UP IN A


CHRISTIAN HOME AND SCHOOL.
THAT IS ALL I HAVE BEEN


SURROUNDED WITH.
I WASN'T ABLE TO TRULY MAKE MY


FAITH MY OWN.
REPORTER: CARA CRENSHAW IS


FROM JACKSON, TENNESSEE.
AFTER HIGH SCHOOL I WAS TIRED


OF BEING IN A CLASSROOM AND
EXPECTED TO GO TO COLLEGE.


I WANTED TO GET OUT AND SEE THE
WORLD.


REPORTER: THE TEENAGERS
SIGNED UP WITH CAMP KEYVO.


IT ENCOURAGES STUDENTS TO TAKE A
YEAR OFF SCHOOL.


THIS GAP YEAR IS GROWING,
HARVARD, YALE, AND PRINCETON ARE


AMONG THESE EXPERIENCES.
WE TELL STUDENTS YOU ARE


MAKING AN INVESTMENT IN A YEAR
THAT WILL LAST A LIFETIME.


REPORTER: SIX ADVENTURES, SIX
COUNTRIES, SIX CONTINENTS.


THEY ARE TAKEN TO ALL DIFFERENT
CORNERS IN THE BEAUTIFUL SAN


JUAN MOUNTAINS TO BACKPACK AND
CLIMB.


IN THE MORNING WE TAKE THEM
THROUGH A WORLD VIEW CURRICULUM.


WE ARE TRYING TO CHANGE AN
ENTIRE YOUTH CULTURE OFFERING


THEM A CHANCE TO SEE THE WORLD
IN A DIFFERENT WAY AND FOLLOW


JESUS, LOVING GOD AND LOVING
OTHERS.


REPORTER: GAP YEAR BEGAN ON
THE STREETS IN DENVER.


FOR THREE MONTHS THEY PARTNERED
TEACHING AT-RISK STUDENTS AND


TEACHING THOSE ON THE MARGINS OF
SOCIETY.


ALL THREE FACED RESISTANCE AT
HOME.


I WAS ROLLING THROUGH THE
MOTIONS, THERE WAS NOTHING GOING


ON.
I WANTED OUT OF THAT AND BE


CHALLENGED.
THAT CHALLENGE CAME NEXT IN


HAITI WHERE THEY WORKED WITH AN
ORGANIZATION FEEDING MORE THAN


8,000 CHILDREN EACH DAY.
IN ADDITION TO FOOD DISTRIBUTION


AND MEDICAL OUTREACHES, THE
THREE HAD PLENTY OF OTHER


PROJECTS THAT KEPT THEM BUSY.
I THINK LIVING IN AMERICA, WE


LIVE IN A BUBBLE.
IT IS HARD TO SEE WHAT THE REAL


WORLD IS LIKE.
DISCOVERING THE WORLD FOR MYSELF


HAS SHOWN ME HOW BIG THIS WORLD
IS AND HOW BIG OF A GOD WE


SERVE.
REPORTER: FOR THE NEXT FEW


MONTHS THEY TRAVELED THOUSANDS
OF MONTHS STOPPING IN RWANDA AND


TANZANIA SERVING WITH LOCAL
CHRISTIAN PARTNERS ALONG THE


WAY.
WHEN YOU TAKE STUDENTS TO THE


MARGINS OF THE WORLD, YOU'LL SEE
GOD THE MOST.


CLASSROOM IS THE CULTURE AND
MARGINALIZED COMMUNITY.


PROFESSORS ARE THESE PEOPLE THEY
HAVE COME TO SERVE.


REPORTER: THEY ALSO HAVE A
CHANCE TO CLIMB KILIMANJARO.


THIS IS THE NIGHT WE SUMMIT.
HOW IS EVERYBODY FEELING?


SLIGHTLY TERRIFIED.
FREAKING OUT.


REACHING 19,430 FOOT SUMMIT
WAS HARD FOR CARA.


YOU THINK ABOUT THE GOD THAT
CREATED YOUR MOUNTAIN AND HOW


MUCH BIGGER HE IS AND HOW
AMAZING IT IS WE GET TO SERVE A


GOD THAT IS LIMITLESS.
NEXT DESTINATION, INDIA, OVER


A A BILLION PEOPLE AND EXTREME
LEVELS OF POVERTY.


IT WAS THE HARDEST, ALL AGREE,
LAINY WAS MOVED BY PERSEVERANCE


OF CHRISTIANS WHO ROUTINELY FACE
PERSECUTION.


I HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN
AMERICA WHERE FREEDOM OF


RELIGION EXISTS.
GOD HUMBLED ME AND SAID I SHOULD


NEVER TAKE IT FOR GRANTED AGAIN.
REPORTER: IT BEGAN ALMOST


EIGHT MONTHS AGO ON THE STREETS
OF COLORADO, HAITI, RWANDA,


TANZANIA, INDIA, AND FINALLY,
HERE TO THE VILLAGES OF


PHILIPPINES WHERE FOLKS USE A
HALF BASKETBALL TO FETCH WATER


IN A WELL.
FOR THE GIRLS A LIFE CHANGING


EXPERIENCE, AN OPPORTUNITY TO
UNDERSTAND THE DEPTHS OF GOD'S


LOVE FOR THEM AND ALSO FOR THE
PEOPLE THAT HAVE NEVER HEARD THE


NAME OF JESUS CHRIST.
LAST EIGHT MONTHS ON GAP


HERE, I HAVE BEEN BROUGHT CLOSER
TO GOD.


I HAVE SEEN HIM WORK.
NEVER ONCE IN THE BIBLE DOES


IT TALK ABOUT LIVING AN ORDINARY
LIFE.


I WANT PEOPLE TO EXPERIENCE
THE SAME THING.


REPORTER: THEIR GAP YEAR
ENDED WITH
A GRADUATION CEREMONY


IN COLORADO.
ALL THREE START COLLEGE IN
A FEW


WEEKS.
HAVING SEEN THESE GIRLS


FIRSTHAND IN
THE PHILIPPINES IT
WAS A LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCE.


IF YOU WANTS TO LEARN MORE ABOUT
THE CAMP, GO TO CBN.COM.


FOLKS, WE'LL BE BACK RIGHT AFTER
THIS.


FINALLY TODAY, OPERATION
BLESSING IS PREPARING TO OPEN A


FISH PROCESSING FACILITY IN
HAITI ON THE GROUNDS OF
THE


CHILDREN'S HOME.
LAST YEAR ALONE THE HATCHERY


HARVESTED 50,000 POUNDS OF
TILAPIA.


IT WILL SHRED THE FISH THAT
TURNS IT INTO A FERTILIZER.


FOLKS THAT IS IT FOR NOW ON THIS
EDITION OF "CBN NEWS TODAY."


TELL US WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT THE
STORIES YOU HAVE


SEEN TODAY ON
FACEBOOK OR AT CBN NEWS ON


TWITTER.
ON BEHALF OF EVERYONE, I HOPE


YOU'LL JOIN US AGAIN NEXT TIME,
IN THE MEANTIME, HAVE A GREAT


DAY AND GOD BLESS.

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