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CBN NewsWatch: September 11, 2013

On CBN Newswatch, Sept. 11: Americans remember the victims of 9/11, What's next after Obama hits brakes on Syria strike?, and Crisis in Syria fulfilling end times prophecy?, and more. Read Transcript


TONIGHT ON "NEWSWATCH,"

ONE YEAR LATER, QUESTIONS

REMAIN.

WHY SOME IN WASHINGTON ARE

STILL SEEKING ANSWERS TO THE

BENGHAZI CONSULATE ATTACK.

PLUS, LOOKING BACK, 12 YEARS

LATER, HOW AMERICANS ARE

MARKING THE ANNIVERSARY OF

THE SEPTEMBER 11TH TERRORIST

ATTACKS.

AND MEET THE GOUDA NUNS, AND

FIND OUT WHAT SECRET

INGREDIENT MAKES THEIR

PRODUCT A SELLOUT.

ALL OF THIS AND MORE TONIGHT

ON "NEWSWATCH."

GOOD EVENING.

I'M MARK MARTIN.

AMERICA PAUSES THIS DAY TO

REMEMBER THE ANNIVERSARY OF

THE SEPTEMBER 11TH TERRORIST

ATTACK OF 2001.

BUT TODAY ALSO MARKS THE

ANNIVERSARY OF ANOTHER

STRIKE AGAINST THE UNITED

STATES.

IT HAS BEEN ONE YEAR SINCE

THE DEADLY CONSULATE ATTACK

IN BENGHAZI, LIBYA.

FOUR AMERICANS WERE KILLED,

INCLUDING OUR AMBASSADOR.

AND 12 MONTHS LATER, CRITICS

STILL HAVE SERIOUS QUESTIONS

ABOUT WHAT REALLY HAPPENED.

PAUL STRAND EXPLAINS IN

TONIGHT'S TOP STORY.

Reporter: EVER SINCE

THE SEPTEMBER 11TH 2012

ATTACK, THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION SEEMED TO

HAVE A HARD TIME SHAKING

QUESTIONS ABOUT BENGHAZI.

TRAY GOUDY WAS ONE OF THE

MOST DOGGED QUESTIONERS.

WE DON'T KNOW WHY

BENGHAZI WAS OPEN IN THE

FIRST PLACE.

Reporter: AND THEN

THERE IS THE MATTER OF A TOP

OBAMA OFFICIAL GOING ON ALL

OF THE MAJOR NETWORKS AND

BLAMING AN ANTI-ISLAMIC

VIDEO FOR THE ATTACK.

THERE HAS STILL NOT BEEN

AN EXPLANATION WHILE RU-486

RICE WAS THE ONLY PERSON ON

THE PLANET THAT THOUGHT A

VIDEO HAD SOMETHING TO DO

WITH THIS.

WHO IS GOING TO BE HELD

ACCOUNTABLE FOR WHAT

HAPPENED?

THE FOLKS AT THE STATE

DEPARTMENT WHO WERE

SUSPENDED FROM THEIR

POSITIONS HAVE JUST BEEN

REINSTATED.

Reporter: FERRAL WAS

PART OF A JUDICIAL PANEL,

THAT HIGHLIGHTED SOME

ACCUSATIONS ABOUT BENGHAZI,

LIKE SURVIVORS BEING FORCED

TO SIGN STATEMENTS THAT THEY

WON'T TALK ABOUT WHAT

HAPPENED.

THEY HAVE BEEN SUBJECT TO

FREQUENT, AND EVEN MONTHLY,

POLYGRAPH EXAMINATIONS.

WHY ARE PEOPLE SIGNING

NON-DISCLOSURE AGREEMENTS

AND BEING PO POLYGRAPHED.

AND THERE IS A

PRESUMPTION, WHEN YOU DON'T

WANT SOMETHING TO TALK, WHAT

THEY HAVE TO SAY WILL NOT BE

BENEFICIAL FOR YOU.

WHAT WILL THE SURVIVORS

DISCLOSE TO THE AMERICAN

PEOPLE IF GIVEN THE

OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK.

Reporter: FERRAL

BELIEVES IT ALL MAY BE TIED

TO A COVERT OPERATION TO

SEND WEAPONS TO LIBYA.

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION

MAY HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN AN

ARMS SMUGGLING OPERATION, IN

ESSENCE TO al-QAEDA IN

SYRIA.

IT IS VERY MERKY AND UNCLEAR

EXACTLY HOW THAT MAY OR MAY

NOT HAVE PLAYED OUT.

THAT'S WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE.

THIS IS A SENTENCE THEY

DON'T WANT TO HEAR ON

TELEVISION, THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION IS ARMING

AL-QAEDA.

AND THAT'S WHAT IS OCCURRING

ON LIBYAN FREIGHTERS DOCKING

IN TURKISH PORTS.

Reporter: GABBY SAYS HE

HAS HEARD SUCH THINGS, BUT

NO ONE KNOWS BECAUSE PEOPLE

HAVE BEEN PREVENTED FROM

TESTIFYING.

I DON'T KNOW WHY WE WERE

IN BENGHAZI.

NOT A SINGLE PERSON HAS BEEN

ARRESTED OR BROUGHT TO

JUSTICE.

Reporter: AND CONGRESS

ITSELF HAS ACCOMPLISHED

LITTLE.

THERE ARE FIVE

CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEES,

AND ALL HAVE FAILED.

IT IS STARTLING HOW

LITTLE PROGRESS HAS BEEN

MADE IN THIS INVESTIGATION

OVER THE LAST PAST YEAR.

NEWS PEOPLE CAN FIND THE

WITNESSES, BUT APPARENTLY

THE WORLD'S LEADING LAW

ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES, THE

F.B.I., CANNOT.

Reporter: HILLARY

CLINTON FAMOUSLY ASKED A

CONGRESSIONAL HEARING --

WHAT DIFFERENCE AT THIS

POINT DOES IT MAKE?

IT MATTERS BECAUSE FOUR

PEOPLE WERE MURDERED.

AND IT MATTERS BECAUSE WE

ALWAYS TOLD PEOPLE WE WON'T

LEAVE YOU THERE.

WE WON'T ABANDON YOU.

WE WILL DEFEND YOU.

AND THIRDLY, IT IS NOT

ASKING TOO MUCH THAT THE

GOVERNMENT TELL YOU THE

TRUTH WHEN THINGS ARE GOOD

AND WHEN THINGS ARE NOT

GOOD.

Reporter: IF THOSE IN

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION

CARES ABOUT BENGHAZI, WHY

DON'T THEY JUST SUPPLY THE

PEOPLE WITH THE ANSWERS THEY

WANT.

THE SOBERING ANSWER TO THAT

COULD BE THEY JUST DON'T

CARE OR DON'T WANT TO.

Mark: THE GOVERNMENT

HAS ISSUED SEALED

INDICTMENTS IN THE BENGHAZI

ATTACK, BUT OFFICIALS WON'T

DISCUSS THE INVESTIGATION.

A POWERFUL CAR BOMB EXPLODED

NEAR LIBYA'S FOREIGN

MINISTRY TODAY IN BENGHAZI,

EXACTLY ONE YEAR AFTER THE

CONSULATE ATTACK.

THE BOMB TARGETED A BUILDING

THAT ONCE HOUSED THE U.S.

CONSULATE.

THERE WERE NO SERIOUS

INJURIES OR CASUALTIES IN

THE BLAST, BUT SEVERAL

PEOPLE WERE WOUNDED.

NO GROUP HAS YET CLAIMED

RESPONSIBILITY FOR THAT

ATTACK.

MEANWHILE LEADERS AROUND THE

WORLD ARE PLANNING THEIR

NEXT MOVES.

THIS AFTER PRESIDENT OBAMA

PUT TEMPORARY BRAKES ON ANY

AMERICAN MILITARY ACTION

AGAINST SYRIA.

IN THE WAKE OF THE

PRESIDENT'S ADDRESS ON

TUESDAY, BOTH SUPPORTERS AND

CRITICS WONDER WHAT IS AHEAD

FOR U.S. FOREIGN POLICY.

JOHN WAGGI HAS MORE.

Reporter: IN HIS WHITE

HOUSE ADDRESS, THE PRESIDENT

TRIED TO EXPLAIN WHY THE

U.S. SHOULD ACT AGAINST

SYRIA, EVEN AS THE ATTACK HE

WAS PLANNING WAS TEMPORARILY

HALTED BY A MOVE SUGGESTED

OFF THE CUFF BY HIS OWN

SECRETARY OF STATE.

President Obama: IF WE

FAIL TO ACT, THE ASSAD

REGIME WILL SEE NO REASON TO

STOP USING CHEMICAL

WEAPONS.

AS THE BAN AGAINST THESE

WEAPONS ERODES, OTHER

TYRANTS WILL HAVE NO REASON

TO THINK TWICE ABOUT

ACQUIRING POISON GAS AND

USING IT.

OVER TIME, OUR TROOPS WILL

AGAIN FACE THE PROSPECT OF

CHEMICAL WAR FIELD ON THE

BATTLEFIELD.

IT COULD BE EASIER FOR

TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS TO

OBTAIN THESE WEAPONS AND USE

THEM TO ATTACK CIVILIANS.

Reporter: BUT THE

PRESIDENT KNOWS HE IS IN AN

UPHILL BATTLE TO INFLUENCE

THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.

I THINK PRESIDENT OBAMA

PRESENTED HIS CASE, BUT HE

DID NOT CONVINCE ME.

TO A PERSON, EVERY G.I. I

MEET, EVERY PARENT I MEET,

NOT ONE WANTS TO GET

INVOLVED IN A CIVIL WAR.

WE DON'T SEE AN AMERICAN

OBJECTIVE HERE.

Reporter: OVERSEAS,

OBAMA WON APPLAUSE FROM THE

AYATOLLAH, WHO SAID THE U.S.

DECISION NOT TO BOMB IS A

GOOD ONE.

PERVEZ QUESTIONED IF SYRIA

WOULD REALLY GIVE UP THEIR

CHEMICAL WEAPONS.

IF THEY WON'T DO IT, I DO

BELIEVE THE UNITED STATES

WILL SAVE CREDIBILITY, AND

SYRIA WILL PAY THE PRICE.

Reporter: DESPITE ALL

OF THE DRAMA, NOT MUCH HAS

REALLY CHANGED.

IRAN'S LEADERS ARE STILL

PURSUING NUCLEAR WEAPONS,

AND PUTIN'S INFLUENCE IN THE

MIDDLE EAST CONTINUES TO

GROW, WHILE THE U.S. IS MORE

RELUCTANT THAN EVER TO EXERT

ITS AUTHORITY IN THE

REGION.

MEANWHILE, ISRAEL STANDS

GUARD, READY TO STRIKE IF

ITS OWN RED LINES ARE

CROSSED.

JOHN WAGGI, CBN NEWS.

Mark: DR. KIM HOLMES IS

A DISTINGUISHED FELLOW AT

THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION AND

HE JOINS US NOW.

DR. HOLMES, MANY SAID LAST

NIGHT WAS THE PRESIDENT'S

OPPORTUNITY TO PERSUADE THE

AMERICAN PEOPLE TO FOLLOW

HIS PLAN OF ACTION IN

SYRIA.

WAS HE SUCCESSFUL?

I DON'T THINK SO AT ALL.

THE PROBLEM WITH HIS SPEECH

WAS IT WAS TERRIBLY

MUDDLED.

HE TALKED ABOUT THE NEED TO

STRIKE ON SYRIA, LAYING OUT

HOW CHEMICAL WEAPONS WERE

USED, AND WHY IT WAS IN THE

INTERNATIONAL INTEREST, AND

AFTERING BUILDING UP, HE

SAID, WE'RE GOING TO LET

THIS DIPLOMACY WORK ITSELF

OUT WITH THIS NEW RUSSIAN

PROPOSAL.

AND IF YOU LOOK AT THAT IN

TODAY, AND IN FACT JOHN

KERRY SAID ONLY THE DAY

BEFORE WAS COMPLETELY

UNWORKABLE.

IT LOOKED HIKE HE WA LIKE

HE WAS TRYING TO GET AWAY

FROM TRYING TO ENFORCE A

DECISION IN CONGRESS.

Mark: WHAT IS AT STAKE

WITH THIS PRESIDENT AND HOW

HE HANDLES THIS SITUATION?

ACCORDING TO THE POLLS,

HE HAS BEEN SIGNIFICANTLY

DIMINISHED BY THIS.

IT IS NOT EVERY DAY YOU SEE

A DEBACLE AFFECT A

PRESIDENT'S DOMESTIC AGENDA,

BUT THAT APPEARS TO BE THE

CASE HERE.

IT IS DIMINISHING AMERICA'S

CREDIBILITY AND ROLE IN THE

WORLD.

THE REAL WINNER OF THIS

WHOLE EPISODE IS VLADIMIR

PUTIN.

HE -- VLADIMIR PUTIN HAD ONE

GOAL, AND THAT WAS TO STOP A

U.S. STRIKE AGAINST HIS

ALLY, PRESIDENT ASSAD, AND

HE ACHIEVED THAT.

AND NOW EVERYONE IN THE

WORLD, LIKE IRAN, SEE THAT

IT IS VLADIMIR PUTIN, AND

NOT BARACK OBAMA, WHO IS

CALLING THE SHOTS IN THE

MIDDLE EAST.

Mark: IF IT COMES DOWN

TO IT, DOES THE PRESIDENT

HAVE ENOUGH VOTES FOR

CONGRESSIONAL APPROVAL FOR A

STRIKE, AND IF NOT, WHAT

THEN?

FRANKLY, IT LOOKS LIKE

NOBODY REALLY WANTS TO HAVE

THIS VOTE.

IN CONGRESS OR THE

PRESIDENT.

BECAUSE THE PRESIDENT

DOESN'T WANT TO BE REPED

IATE REPEDIATED BY THE

CONGRESS.

IT IS LOOKING LIKE THE

PRESIDENT WAS LOOKING FOR AN

OFF-RAMP, SO HE GRASPED ON

TO RUSSIA'S PROPOSAL.

YOU REALLY CANNOT HAVE A

DISMANTLING OF CHEMICAL

WEAPONS BY THE U.N. IN A WAR

ZONE, AND THAT'S WHAT THIS

WOULD AMOUNT TO.

BESIDES, THE RUSSIANS SAID

THEY WOULD VETO A RESOLUTION

IN THE U.N. THAT WOULD SET

UP AN INSPECTION REGIME.

SO NO MATTER WHICH WAY YOU

LOOK AT IT, THAT PROPOSAL

WAS UNWORKABLE.

IT MAY TAKE A FEW DAYS OR

WEEKS TO SEE EXACTLY HOW

THIS WILL NOT WORK, BUT BY

THEN THE CONGRESS WILL HAVE

MOVED ON TO OTHER THINGS,

AND PERHAPS THE PRESIDENT

WILL HOPE THAT THE PRESSURE

ON HIM TO ACT WILL HAVE

DIMINISHED.

Mark: THANK YOU,

DR. KIM HOLMES OF THE

HERITAGE FOUNDATION.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

MY PLEASURE.

Mark: THE LIVES LOST 12

YEARS AGO IN THE WORST

TERRORIST ATTACKS IN U.S.

HISTORY, AND MANY ARE

MARKING THE DAY AS ONE OF

REMEMBRANCE AND SERVICE.

IN NEW YORK, RELATIVES

RECITED THE NAMES OF THE

NEARLY 3,000 PEOPLE WHO DIED

WHEN THE PLANES CRASHED INTO

THE WORLD'S, THE PENTAGON,

AND NEAR SHANKSVILLE,

PENNSYLVANIA.

I'M JUST WAITING FOR THE

PAIN TO GO AWAY.

DADDY, I MISS YOU SO MUCH

AND I THINK ABOUT YOU EVERY

DAY.

EVEN THOUGH IT HAS BEEN 12

YEARS.

Mark: THE PRESIDENT AND

VICE PRESIDENT MARKED THE

ANNIVERSARY WITH A MOMENT OF

SILENCE ON THE SOUTH LAWN.

THEY WALKED OUT OF THE WHITE

HOUSE AT THE EXACT MOMENT

THE FIRST PLANE HIT THE

WORLD'S. WORLD TRADE CENTER.

THE DAY WILL END WITH A

TRIBUTE OF LIGHT BEGINNING

AT NIGHTFALL FROM NEW YORK'S

GROUND ZERO.

AND WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

Mark: SYRIA APPARENTLY

EXECUTED THREE MEN RUNNING

AWAY FROM FIGHTING IN A

CHRISTIAN VILLAGE THIS

WEEK.

HUNDREDS OF CHRISTIANS HELD

A FUNERAL IN DAMASCUS FOR

THE MEN.

BRIGHT SKYNEWS REPORTS THEY

WERE TRYING TO ESCAPE THE

TOWN OF MAALOULA, ONE OF THE

OLDEST CHRISTIAN COMMUNITIES

IN THE WORLD.

THE MEN WERE REPORTEDLY

KILLED BY FORCES LINKED TO

AL-QAEDA.

THE CRISIS IN SYRIA HAS SOME

PEOPLE LOOKING AT PROS SEES

O PROPHECIES OF THE END

TIMES.

ISAIAH 17, VERSE 1 READS:

"SEE DAMASCUS WILL NO LONGER

BE A CITY, BUT WILL BECOME A

HEAP OF RUINS."

FOR MORE ON THIS, WENDY

GRIFFITH RECENTLY SPOKE WITH

DR. CORNELIUS BECKER.

TAKE A LOOK.

Wendy: WITH EVERYTHING

GOING ON IN SYRIA AND EGYPT,

ESPECIALLY SYRIA RIGHT NOW,

A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE

WONDERING, ARE WE LIVING IN

THE END TIMES?

AND WHAT DOES THE BIBLE HAVE

TO SAY ABOUT THIS?

IS THIS A GOOD THING PEOPLE

ARE ASKING THIS QUESTION

RIGHT NOW?

WENDY, I THINK IN A TIME

OF EXTRAORDINARY RISK AND

UNCERTAINTY, IF PEOPLE TURN

TO THE BIBLE TO LOOK FOR

CERTAINTY, TO LOOK FOR A

FOUNDATION, I THINK IT IS A

WONDERFUL THING.

Wendy: THE BIBLE SAYS

VERY SPECIFIC THINGS,

ESPECIALLY ABOUT SYRIA AND

DAMASCUS.

WHAT DOES THE WORD OF GOD

SAY?

THERE ARE TWO REFERENCES

THAT FOLKS HAVE LOOKEDAT THE

MOMENT, ISAIAH 17 AND

JEREMIAH 49.

THEY BOTH SPEAK ABOUT THE

UTTER DESTRUCTION OF

DAMASCUS.

Wendy: HOW DO YOU STUDY

PROPHECY AND NOT GET CARRIED

AWAY, NOT SELL EVERYTHING

YOU OWN, AND NOT RUN FOR THE

HILLS, SO TO SPEAK.

I THINK FIRST AND

FOREMOST, WE HAVE TO LOOK AT

THE SECTION AND SEE WHAT THE

TEXTUAL REFERENCE IS

ACTUALLY SAYING ABOUT GOD.

ISAIAH 17 IS A WONDERFUL

EXAMPLE BECAUSE WHAT THE

SCRIPTURE SAYS IS THAT IN

THIS DAY, DAMASCUS WILL BE

UTTERLY DESTROYED, IT IS AT

THAT POINT IN TIME THAT

PEOPLE WILL LOOK BACK TO GOD

AND THEY WILL SAY, BUT WE

HAVE FORGOTTEN HIM.

WE NEED TO REMEMBER

ULTIMATELY WHO WAS THE

CREATOR AND WHO WILL BE THE

ONE THAT WILL FINALLY

CONSUMMATE THIS WORLD.

Wendy: I GUESS IT WOULD

BE SAFE TO SAY WE'RE GETTING

CLOSER EVERY DAY TO THE

RETURN OF JESUS.

WE CAN LOOK AT ISAIAH 17

AND JEREMIAH 49 AND LOOK AT

WHAT IS HAPPENING IN SYRIA.

I THINK THERE ARE THREE

LESSONS WE CAN LEARN.

FIRSTLY, WE CAN SAY THAT GOD

IS ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN OUR

WORLD.

SECONDLY, HE WILL NOT LEAVE

THOSE THINGS THAT ARE EVIL

AND UNRIGHTEOUS UNPUNISHED.

VERY, VERY CLEAR.

AND THIS IS THE OVERWHELMING

MESSAGE OF BOTH, ONLY GOD

WILL REIGN IN THE END.

Wendy: HOW CAN PROPHECY

HELP US PRAY.

WE LOOK AT WHAT IS

HAPPENING.

THERE ARE CERTAIN THINGS

HAPPENING IN SYRIA RIGHT NOW

THAT MATCH SOME OF THE

PROPHECIES, BUT WE CANNOT

SAY IT IS THE ULTIMATE

FULFILLMENT.

WE CAN ASK AND PRAY THAT

SYRIA AND EGYPT AND DAMASCUS

WOULD REMEMBER THEIR CREATOR

AND TURN BACK TO CHRIST.

DAMASCUS AT ONE POINT WAS A

SANCTION FOR THE CHURCH.

AND SUSAN WORNICK WAAND

SYRIA WAS THE HOTBED OF

CHRISTIANITY.

MAY THEY RETURN BACK TO

THEIR ROOTS OF

CHRISTIANITY.

Wendy: THAT'S A GREAT

PRAYER.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR

INSIGHTS.

IT'S A JOY.

Mark: POUNDS OF CHEESE

MADE BY JUST 13 NUNS.

HOW THEY DO IT, WHEN WE COME

BACK.

Mark: WELCOME BACK.

IT IS A BUSINESS MODEL YOU

WON'T SEE ANYWHERE ELSE.

13 NUNS WHO MAKE CHEESE, AND

THEY SELL OUT EVERY YEAR.

SO WHAT'S THEIR SECRET

INGREDIENT?

IN TONIGHT'S FOCUS REPORT,

HEATHER CELLS TRAVELS TO

THEIR MONASTERY IN VIRGINIA

TO FIND OUT.

*

Reporter: THIS IS THE

HEART OF THIS GLOUCESTER NUN

COMMUNITY, GATHERING FOR

WORSHIP AND PRAYER SEVEN

TIMES A DAY, STARTING AT

3:15 IN THE MORNING.

AND THIS IS THE CHEESE BARN,

WHERE THE 13 SISTERS AT OUR

LADY OF THE ANGELS MAKE

20,000 POUNDS OF GOUDA EVERY

YEAR.

MOST OF THEIR BUSINESS IS

MAIL ORDER, ALTHOUGH SOME

LOCAL SHOPS DRIVE OUT

MONTHLY FOR THE CHEESE THEIR

COSTUMERS CRAVE.

THE FLAVOR IS GREAT.

IT IS ON THE MILD END IN

TERMS OF INTENSITY, BUT IT

IS DELICIOUS AND REALLY

VERSATILE.

YOU CAN USE IT FOR COOKING

OR NOSH IT WITH SALAMI AND

OLIVES AND BREAD.

Reporter: WHEN THEY

STARTED, THE NUNS KNEW

NOTHING ABOUT HOW TO MAKE

CHEESE.

TODAY THEY CAN LITERALLY NOT

KEEP UP WITH DEMANDS FROM

FOOD CONNOISSEURS AROUND THE

COUNTRY.

IT SORT OF SELLS ITSELF.

PEOPLE GET IT AS A GIFT AND

THEY CALL AND SAY, CAN I

ORDER SOME OF THIS CHEESE.

Reporter: SISTER

BARBARA IS ONE OF THE

ORIGINAL SIX, WHO WAS SENT

BY A LARGE MONASTERY IN

MASSACHUSETTS TO START ANEW

ON HIS GORGEOUS PIECE OF

LAND IN VIRGINIA.

THE GOAL FOLLOWS THE RULES

OF ST. BENEDICT BY BUILDING

A LIFE BASED ON PRAYER, AND

ENGAGE IN MANUAL LABOR TO

SUPPORT THEMSELVES.

HAPPILY FOR THE SISTERS, THE

PROPERTY THEY BOUGHT ALREADY

HAD A CHEESE-MAKING

FACILITY.

WE WERE SO NAIVE.

WE HAD SOME OF THE EQUIPMENT

HERE, AND WE THOUGHT, WE'LL

GET SOME GOATS AND MAKES

SOME CHEESE.

Reporter: THEY ALLOT 32

DAYS A YEAR TO MAKE THE

GOUDA, AND EVERYONE PITCHES

IN.

SISTER MARIA IS THE

DESIGNATED CHEESE COOK.

THE 35-YEAR-OLD FROM SPAIN

MUST MANIPULATE SOME 6,000

POUNDS OF PASTURIZED MILK,

AND REN IT INTO SEVERAL

HUNDRED WHEELS OF CHEESE.

IT LOOKS EASY, BUT LIKE ANY

GOOD RECIPE, IT IS ALL ABOUT

PRECISION.

GETTING THE CORRECT

TEMPERATURE, CUTTING THE

CURDS AT JUST THE RIGHT

MOMENT.

THEN DRAINING AWAY AND

FINALLY PRESSING THE

CHEESE.

OVER THE YEARS, THE SISTERS

HAVE NOT ONLY PERFECTED

THEIR TECHNIQUE, THEY HAVE

NEVER BUNGLED A BATCH.

THAT IS ALMOST UNHEARD OF.

SISTER LINDA IS SIDELINED

FROM THE CHEESE-MAKING WITH

AN INJURY RIGHT NOW, BUT

SAYS HER FELLOW SISTERS'

ATTENTION TO DETAIL IS KEY.

A BIG PART OF IT HAS BEEN

THEIR OPENNESS TO LEARNING

AND THEIR ABSOLUTE

DEDICATION TO DOING IT

BETTER.

Reporter: THE SISTERS

SAY PRAYER IS ALSO A BIG

PART OF THEIR WORK.

FROM MAKING THE CHEESE TO

SHIPPING IT OUT.

WHILE I'M DOING IT, I'M

REALLY PRAYING FOR THE

PEOPLE WHO ARE GOING TO EAT

THAT CHEESE.

I MEAN, I KNOW EVERY FAMILY,

EVERY PERSON HAVE PROBLEMS.

FOR EVERY FIVE CHEESE

ORDERS THAT COME IN THE

MAIL, AT LEAST ONE OUT OF

EVERY FOUR, WILL HAVE A

REQUEST FOR PRAYER.

Reporter: PRAYER IS

ALSO ONE OF THE REASONS THE

NUNS SAY THEY WON'T GROW

THEIR BUSINESS.

PEOPLE WILL COME IN AND

SAY YOU SOLD OUT NEX LAST

YEAR, SO YOU'RE GOING TO

MAKE MORE CHEESE THIS YEAR,

AREN'T YOU?

THE PRIORITY IS NOT THE

CHEESE.

THE PRIORITY IS THE PRAYER.

IT IS FUN TO SEE THE

NUNS.

THEY'RE SO KIND AND CALM AND

MELLOW.

IT SORT OF SLOWS YOU DOWN A

LITTLE BIT.

PEOPLE COME TO THE DOOR,

COME TO BUY CHEESE, AND THEY

ALWAYS WANT TO KNOW A LITTLE

BIT ABOUT OUR WAY OF LIFE.

SO WE TELL THEM, AND THEN WE

ASK THEM IF THEY WOULD LIKE

TO STOP IN THE CHAPEL FOR A

MOMENT.

WHEN THEY ARE NOT IN THE

CHAPEL OR MAKING THE CHEESE,

THE NUNS DO ADMIT TO EATING

IT OFTEN.

AND THERE IS A PREFERRED

METHOD.

MY FAVORITE WAY TO HAVE

IT IS ON A PIECE OF TOAST

FOR BREAKFAST.

IF YOU TOAST THE BREAD, SO

IT IS KIND OF CRISPY, AND

PUT A COUPLE THIN SLICES OF

CHEESE ON AND PUT IT IN THE

MICROWAVE FOR 20 SECONDS.

Reporter: WHAT IS NEXT

FOR THE SISTERS?

IT IS STRICTLY GOUDA.

AS FOR THEIR NUMBERS, IT IS

CLEAR A NEW GENERATION IS

NEEDED, AND SOMETIME SOON.

BUT THEY BELIEVE IF THEY

REMAIN TRUE TO THEIR

CALLING, GOD WILL REPLENISH

THEIR RANKS IN HIS TIME.

WE ARE HERE TOGETHER

BECAUSE GOD CALLED US HERE.

ONE WAY OR ANOTHER, WE ALL

FOLLOWED WHAT WE PERCEIVED

TO BE GOD'S CALL TO US

INDIVIDUAL.

WE NEVER KNEW EACH OTHER

BEFORE, SO, YOU KNOW, IT'S

NOT A COINCIDENCE, BUT PART

OF A LARGER PLAN THAT

REMAINS A MYSTERY.

Reporter: IT IS A

BEAUTIFUL HOLY MYSTERY THAT

IS UNFOLDING HERE AS THE

SISTERS SEEK OUT GOD, AND

FIND WAYS TO MINISTER

THROUGH SIMPLE, TWO-POUND

WHEELS OF CHEESE.

REPORTING THE CROZE,

VIRGINIA, HEATHER CELLS, CBN

NEWS.

Mark: BOY, IT LOOKS

GOOD.

UP NEXT, HOW ONE GROUP IS

TAKING THE MEMORY OF WHAT

HAPPENED 12 YEARS AGO TO THE

NEW GENERATION.

Mark: MANY YOUNG TEENS

AND KIDS ARE EITHER TOO

YOUNG TO REMEMBER OR WEREN'T

EVEN BORN ON SEPTEMBER 11TH,

2001, LEAVING SOME TO WONDER

HOW TO BEST EXPLAIN THE

EVENTS OF THAT TRACHG DAY.

TRAGIC DAY.

THIS GROUP PLANS TO TRAVEL

THE COUNTRY TO SHOW STUDENTS

WHAT HAPPENED 12 YEARS AGO.

THE MOBILE EXHIBIT WAS THE

FIRST OF ITS KIND.

IT SPECIFICALLY SETS OUT TO

HONOR THE FIRST RESPONDERS

WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES TO SAVE

OTHERS.

STUDENTS CAN WALK THROUGH

THE EXHIBIT AND VIEW GENUINE

ARTIFACTS WHILE LEARNING

ABOUT OUR COUNTRY'S

HISTORY.

ALL OF THE ARTIFACTS WERE

DONATED BY NEW YORK CITY AND

VARIOUS FIRE DEPARTMENTS.

HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO NEVER

FORGET.

AND THAT'S ALL FOR THIS

EDITION OF "NEWSWATCH."

HAD BEEN YOU CAN E-MAIL US

YOUR COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS

AT NEWSWATCH@CBN.COM.

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