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Christian World News: September 20, 2013

Today on Christian World News: A time to pray. As Syria's civil war rages, the country's Christian leaders gather for prayer and support. Plus, Dateline Jerusalem. CBN’s Middle East Bureau Chief shares some of the biggest stories and his ... Read Transcript


TODAY ON CHRISTIAN WORLD

NEWS, A TIME TO PRAY.

AS SYRIA'S CIVIL WAR RAGES,

THE COUNTRY'S CHRISTIAN

LEADERS GATHER FOR PRAYER

AND SUPPORT.

OUR EXCLUSIVE REPORT FROM

INSIDE THIS HISTORIC

MEETING.

PLUS, DATELINE JERUSALEM,

OUR MIDDLE EAST BUREAU CHIEF

SHARES SOME OF THE BIGGEST

STORIES AND HIS PERSONAL

REFLECTIONS OF MORE THAN A

DECADE OF LIVING AND

REPORTING IN THE HOLY LAND.

AND MEET THE REALITY DATING

SHOW STAR WHO MADE PURITY

HER PRIORITY ON NATIONAL

TV.

CHRISTIANS CRY FOR HELP AS

THE SYRIAN GOVERNMENT

PROMISES TO DESTROY ITS

CHEMICAL WEAPONS.

HELLO, EVERYONE, I'M WENDY

GRIFFITH.

GEORGE THOMAS IS ON

ASSIGNMENT.

ALL EYES WERE ON SYRIA THIS

WEEK, AND ITS STOCKPILE OF

CHEMICAL WEAPONS, YET, OF

COURSE, VOICES ARE RISING UP

FROM SYRIA'S CHRISTIANS.

THEY WARN THAT CHRISTIANITY

COULD BECOME NON-EXISTENT IN

SYRIA IF MILITANT ISLAMISTS

SEES CONTROL OF THE

COUNTRY.

GARY LANE SPOKE WITH A U.S.

MISSIONARY FRESH FROM

MEETINGS WITH SYRIAN CHURCH

LEADERS IN THE REGION.

Reporter: JOINING US

FROM VOICE OF THE MARTYRS IS

TODD.

HE IS BACK FROM THE MIDDLE

EAST.

YOU MET WITH SOME SYRIAN

PASTORS, AND WHAT DID THEY

TELL YOU.

THERE IS SORT OF GOOD

NEWS AND BAD NEWS.

THE GOOD NEWS IS THE CHURCH

IS GROWING, AND THE STRENGTH

OF OUR CHRISTIAN BROTHERS

AND SISTERS IS BEING

STRENTHENED.

BUT THE BAD NEWS THERE IS

PERSECUTION.

IT IS COMING WITH A COST.

THERE ARE KIDNAPPINGS,

PEOPLE BEING TAKEN FOR

RANSOM AND PEOPLE BEING

KILLED.

BUT AT THE SAME TIME, THE

CHURCH IS GROWING.

Reporter: AS YOU WERE

THERE, THERE WAS AN ATTACK

ON MALOULAA WHERE THEY SPEAK

THE LANGUAGE OF JESUS.

THEY STILL DO THAT.

WAS THERE CONCERN?

THERE WAS GREAT CONCERN.

AND ONE OF THE THINGS THEY

POINTED OUT TO US IS THERE

IS NOT A GOVERNMENT PRESENCE

THERE, THERE IS NOT AN ARMY

PRESENCE THERE.

IT WASN'T TARGETED FOR ANY

KIND OF OF MILITARY REASON.

IT WAS TARGETED BECAUSE IT

IS A CHRISTIAN VILLAGE.

IT WAS TARGETED AS TARGETING

CHRISTIANS, NOT TARGETING

THE GOVERNMENT.

AND THE CHRISTIANS THAT WE

TALKED TO WANTED TO BE SURE

THAT THAT WAS CLEAR TO THE

AMERICAN AUDIENCE.

THAT THIS WASN'T A PART OF

THE WAR WITH THE

GOVERNMENT.

THIS WAS PART OF AN ATTACK

ON CHRISTIANS.

Reporter: OKAY, WE KNOW

THAT MANY OF THE CHRISTIANS

AND PROBABLY SOME OF THE

PASTORS THAT YOU MET WITH

ARE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT

HALF OF ALL REBEL FIGHTERS

ARE MILITANTS.

THEY'RE JIHADISTS, AND SOME

OF THEM EVEN PART OF

al-QAEDA OR AFFILIATED

WITH AL-QAEDA.

WHAT ARE THEIR CONCERNS

ABOUT THE FUTURE IF THESE

GUYS COME TO POWER?

THEY DON'T CALL THEM

FREEDOM FIGHTERS OR REBELS.

THEY USE THE WORD

"TERRORIST."

WHEN THEY THINK OF THE

REBELS TAKING CONTROL OF THE

WHOLE COUNTRY, THEY KNOW

THERE WILL BE MORE INTENSE

PERSECUTION.

AS WE TALK ABOUT SYRIA, AS

AMERICANS, WE LIKE THE GOOD

GUY AND THE BAD GUY STORY.

AND THE GOOD GUYS WHERE

WHITE HATS AND THE BAD GUYS

WHERE BLACK HATS.

IN SYRIA, THERE AREN'T ANY

GUYS WEARING WHITE HATS.

IT IS JUST A LEVEL OF WHO IS

GOING TO BE WORSE FOR THE

CHRISTIANS.

THE ASSAD GOVERNMENT HAS

TOLERATED THEM.

THERE HAS BEEN A CERTAIN

LEVEL OF FREEDOM.

WHAT WE HEARD WHEN WE WERE

THERE WAS RIGHT NOW THE

ASSAD GOVERNMENT IS SO

WORRIED ABOUT THE WAR, SO

WORRIED ABOUT THE REBELS,

THEY REALLY DON'T HAVE TIME

TO WORRY ABOUT THE CHURCHES

AND TO WORRY ABOUT

PERSECUTING THE CHRISTIANS.

Reporter: WHAT CAN WE

DO?

WE GET THAT QUESTION A LOT

HERE.

THE FIRST THING WE CAN DO

IS PRAY.

THAT IS ONE OF THE THINGS

THAT ALL OF THE SYRIAN

CHRISTIANS WE TALKED TO

WANTED TO EMPHASIZE, HOW

DESPERATELY SYRIA NEEDS OUR

PRAYERS DURING THESE DAYS

AND DURING THESE TIMES.

THERE IS A NEED FOR HELP,

BUT THE FIRST STEP IS WE

DESPERATELY NEED TO BE IN

PRAYER FOR THE COUNTRY OF

SYRIA AND ESPECIALLY FOR

THOSE OF THE HOUSEHOLD OF

FAITH, THOSE OF OUR

CHRISTIAN BROTHERS AND

SISTERS WHO ARE THERE.

Reporter: TODD

NETTLETON, WE APPRECIATE THE

WORK YOU'RE DOING FOR THE

PERSECUTED CHURCH.

THANKS FOR JOINING US.

YOU'RE WELCOME.

THANKS FOR HAVING ME.

Wendy: EGYPTIAN

SECURITY FORCES HAVE RETAKEN

A TOWN THAT HAS BEEN RULED

BY RADICAL ISLAMISTS SINCE

EARLY JULY.

THE CITY OF DELGA IS HOME TO

MORE THAN 20,000

CHRISTIANS.

ISLAMIC MILITANTS RULED THE

CITY FOR 11 WEEKS, AND THEY

FORCED CHRISTIANS TO PAY

THEM PROTECTION MONEY.

TWO CHRISTIANS WHO REFUSED

TO PAY THE ISLAMIC JIJA TAX

WAS KILLED.

ONE OF THE CHURCHES THAT WAS

BURNED IS BELIEVED TO BE

MORE THAN 1600 YEARS OLD.

AN UPDATE ON IMPRISONED

PASTOR SAEED ABEDINI.

HE HAS WRITTEN A LETTER TO

IRAN'S NEW PRESIDENT ASKING

FOR HIS FREEDOM.

"CONSIDERING THE FACT I CAME

TO IRAN TO SERVE THE

ORPHANS, PLEASE DO NOT MAKE

MY CHILDREN ORPHANS AND MY

WIFE."

HE IS SEEKING HIS FREEDOM.

FOR MORE ON HOW YOU CAN GET

INVOLVED, MAKE SURE YOU

VISIT OUR WEBSITE,

CBNNEWS.COM.

A HOME-SCHOOLING FAMILY IN

GERMANY IS BACK TOGETHER

AGAIN.

THE GOVERNMENT TOOK THE FOUR

CHILDREN FROM THEIR PARENTS

BECAUSE THEY WERE EDUCATED

AT HOME, WHICH IS ILLEGAL IN

GERMANY.

AFTER A HEARING THURSDAY,

THE KIDS WERE TEMPORARILY

RETURNED TO THEIR PARENTS.

THE VUNDERLICKS HAVE AGREED

TO SEND THEIR CHILDREN TO

PUBLIC SCHOOL.

MIKE DONNELLY OF THE HOME

DEFENSE EDUCATION SYSTEM

SAYS THIS IS NOT A VICTORY

FOR HOME-SCHOOLERS.

THIS IS A VICTORY FOR A

TOTALATARIAN REGIME THAT IS

BENT ON DICTATING TO PARENTS

WHAT THEY CAN DO AND CAN'T

DO WHEN EDUCATING THEIR

CHILDREN.

THE FAMILY IS GREAT TO HAVE

THEIR CHILDREN HOME, BUT

THEY SHOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN

TAKEN.

WE ARE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT

GERMANY'S BEHAVIOR IN THIS

AREA.

Wendy: A HEARING WILL

BE HELD IN DECEMBER TO

DECIDE IF THE FAMILY WILL BE

GIVEN PERMANENT CUSTODY OF

THEIR CHILDREN.

ACTOR KIRK CAMERON RELEASES

A NEW DOCUMENTARY NEXT WE'RE

CALLED "UNSTOPPABLE."

IN IT, HE EXPLORES AN

AGE-OLD QUESTION: WHY DOES

GOD ALLOW SUFFERING AND EVIL

IN THE WORLD.

HE SAT DOWN WITH CBN NEWS

FOR A SPECIAL PREVIEW.

WHY DOES GOT LET BAD

THINGS HAPPEN TO GOOD

PEOPLE?

IF GOD IS GOOD AND HE IS A

GOD OF LOVE, AND HE IS

POWERFUL ENOUGH TO STOP EVIL

AND PAIN AND SUFFERING, WHY

DOESN'T HE?

THAT IS THE QUESTION THAT

WRECKS PEOPLE'S FAITH.

Reporter: CBN NEWS

CAUGHT UP WITH CAMERON IN

NEW YORK ON HIS MOVIE TOUR.

HIS LATEST PROJECT,

"UNSTOPPABLE," IS BASED ON A

TRUE STORY.

CAMERON SAYS HE LOST A

TEENAGED FRIEND TO CANCER,

AND THAT SENT HIM SEARCHING

FOR ANSWERS.

THAT EVENT REALLY HIT ME

HARD.

IT REALLY PULLED ALL OF THE

AIR OUT OF MY LUNGS BECAUSE

THIS WAS A GOOD BOY.

THIS IS A BOY FROM A GREAT

FAMILY WHO LOVED GOD AND

WENT TO CHURCH.

WHEN HE DIED, AND GOD DID

NOT HEAL HIM, IN SPITE OF

ALL OF THE PRAYERS AND ALL

OF THE PEOPLE CRYING OUT TO

GOD, IT REALLY CAUSED ME TO

ASK THE BIG QUESTION: WHERE

IS GOD IN THE MIDST OF MY

TRAGEDY?

Reporter: CAMERON SAID

"UNSTOPPABLE" TAKES HIM ON

THE MOST PERSONAL JOURNEY OF

HIS LIFE, WHERE HE HAS TO

EXAMINE HIS OWN FAITH.

AND HE DOES IT BY GOING ALL

THE WAY BACK TO THE ORIGINS

OF GOOD AND EVIL.

WHAT I DISCOVERED IS THAT

IT IS MUCH BETTER TO

UNDERSTAND YOUR TRAGEDY AND

MINE IN THE CONTEXT OF A

MUCH LARGER STORY.

AND SO WHAT I DO IS I TRY TO

TAKE YOU UP TO HEAVEN'S

BALCONY AND GIVE YOU A

WIDE-ANGLE LENS VIEW OF

HISTORY.

AND WE START IN THE GARDEN

OF EDEN.

*

* YOU'VE GOT BE A GOOD BOY,

BUT I AIN'T A BOY NO MORE *

Reporter: HE SAYS HE

OVERCOMES HIS OWN DOUBTS,

AND COMES OUT EVEN STRONGER

IN HIS FAITH.

REGARDLESS OF YOUR

BACKGROUND, WHETHER JEWISH,

MUSLIM, ATHEIST OR AGNOSTIC,

WE ALL ASK THIS QUESTION --

IT ISEET EASY TO BE EXCITED

ABOUT YOUR BELIEFS WHEN

THINGS ARE GOING WELL IN

YOUR LIFE, WHEN YOU'RE HAPPY

AND HEALTHY.

BUT WHEN THE ROOF COMES DOWN

AND YOU GET HIT BY SOMETHING

YOU DIDN'T SEE COMING, ALL

OF A SUDDEN THE QUESTIONS

BEGIN.

I THINK YOU'LL COME OUT THE

OTHER END OF THIS MOVIE NOT

HAVING YOUR FAITH SHREDDED,

LIKE AS HAPPENED TO MANY,

BUT YOU WILL HAVE IT

STRENTHENED, LIKE IT DID FOR

ME.

Reporter: BACK IN JULY,

"UNSTOPPABLE" CREATED A

FIRESTORM, WHEN Facebook

AND YouTube BLOCKED

ACCESS TO THE TRAILERS, BUT

BOTH SIDES ENDED UP LIFTING

THE BAND.

IT OPENS IN THEATERS

SEPTEMBER 24th.

CAMERON SAYS HE WANTS TO

SETTLE ONCE AND FOR ALL THAT

GOOD IS STRONGER THAN EVIL,

AND THAT FAITH IS STRONGER

THAN DOUBT.

*

Reporter: PAUL STRAND,

CBN NEWS.

Wendy: A GREAT STORY.

BEFORE WE GO TO THE BREAK, A

LITTLE SIDE NOTE TO SHARE

WITH OUR VIEWERS.

WE'VE REACHED A SOCIAL MEDIA

MILESTONE HERE AT CHRISTIAN

WORLD NEWS.

THIS WEEK HITTING 100,000

LIKES ON OUR Facebook

PAGE.

YOU CAN CELEBRATE WITH US BY

GOING ONLINE AND LIKING US

EVEN MORE.

WHILE YOU'RE THERE, GIVE US

YOUR FEEDBACK ON THE KIND OF

STORIES YOU WOULD LIKE TO

SEE ON CHRISTIAN WORLD

NEWS.

WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM

YOU.

COMING UP, OUR MIDDLE EAST

BUREAU CHIEF LOOKS BACK ON

MORE THAN A DECADE OF LIFE

AND WORK IN ISRAEL.

Wendy: WELCOME BACK.

FOR THE PAST 12 YEARS, CBN

MIDDLE EAST BUREAU CHIEF

CHRIS MITCHELL HAS BROUGHT

US INCREDIBLE STORIES FROM

ISRAEL AND ACROSS THE

REGION.

NOW HE HAS RECORDED SOME OF

HIS EXPERIENCES IN A NEW

BOOK CALLED "DATELINE

JERUSALEM."

RECENTLY CHRIS SAT DOWN WITH

OUR SCOTT ROSS TO TALK ABOUT

THIS BOOK AND THE UNFOLDING

EVENTS ACROSS THE VOLATILE

MIDDLE EAST.

Reporter: CORRESPONDENT

CHRIS MITCHELL BROUGHT HIS

FAMILY TO ISRAEL 12 YEARS

AGO TO ESTABLISH CBN'S

MIDDLE EAST NEWS BUREAU IN

JERUSALEM.

WHERE ARE WE?

JERUSALEM, THE CENTER OF

THE WORLD.

Reporter: WHAT IS ALL

OF THIS BEHIND US?

ALL OF THIS IS THE MOUNT

OF OLIVES THERE IN THE

BACKGROUND.

THE OLD CITY WITH THE TEMPLE

MOUNT, WHERE THE FIRST AND

SECOND TEMPLES USED TO BE.

THIS IS THE PLACE WHERE

HISTORY'S FINAL CHAPTER IS

GOING TO BE WRITTEN, RIGHT

HERE.

Reporter: ON MY RECENT

TRIP TO ISRAEL, I ASKED HIM

WHAT HE HAS LEARNED, WHY HE

WROTE HIS NEW BOOK, AND WHAT

HE SEES FOR THE FUTURE OF

JERUSALEM.

WHY DID YOU COME?

WELL, I FELT GOD CALLED

US.

IN FACT, A GOOD FRIEND OF

YOURS, DERRICK, HE WAS

GETTING OUT OF THE BRITISH

ARMY AND HE TALKED TO AN

ELDERLY JEWISH WOMAN, AND

TOLD HER HE WANTED TO LIVE

IN JERUSALEM.

AND SHE SAID TO HIM,

DERRICK, YOU DON'T CHOOSE

JERUSALEM.

JERUSALEM CHOOSES YOU.

Reporter: WHEN HE HEARD

THAT STORY, MITCHELL SAYS HE

KNEW JERUSALEM HAD CHOSEN

HIM.

WITH HIS WIFE AND THREE

CHILDREN, HE ARRIVED IN JULY

OF 2002, FIVE WEEKS BEFORE

THE SECOND INTA FATAH

DEVELOPED WITH DAILY

ATTACKS.

YOU'VE BEEN HERE AT A TIME

OF WAR.

HE THAT DWELLS IN THE

SECOND PLACE -- WHETHER IT

IS THE SECOND INTA FATAH, OR

THE SECOND WAR IN 2006, OR

THE THREAT OF IRAN NUCLEAR

WAR, THAT IS THE SCRIPTURE

THAT KEEPS US.

Reporter: MITCHELL HAS

BEEN ON THE SCENE OF WARS

AND RUMORS OF WARS.

RIGHT NOW WE'RE RUNNING BACK

INTO THE BOMB SHELTER,

TERROR ATTACKS AND PEACE

TALKS, AND REVOLUTION AND

REFUGEES.

AND MANY OF THE REFUGEES

ARE EXPERIENCING THE LOVE OF

CHRISTIANS.

Reporter: AND HE HAS

COVERED STORIES ON THE

BRIGHTER SIDE, WHERE THEY

DISCOVERED A POTTERY CHARD

WITH THE NAME ELIJAH ON IT,

TO ISRAEL'S LIFE-SAVING

SURGERY ON CHILDREN FROM

ENEMY COUNTRIES.

BUT THE STORIES THAT STAND

OUT THE ONES, HE SAYS, ARE

THE ONES THAT RELATE TO THE

BIBLE.

OF ALL OF THE STORIES YOU'VE

COVERED IN 12 YEARS OF

REPORTING, ARE THERE ANY

THAT STAND OUT IN YOUR

MIND?

WHEN WE TOOK A THREE-DAY

VOYAGE FROM ODDESA TO

HAIFA.

IT WAS A 3,000-YEAR PROMISE

IN THE MAKING.

WHEN JEREMIAH SAID HE WOULD

BRING HIS PEOPLE BACK HERE.

IT IS THE SETTLING ON THE

MOUNTAINS OF ISRAEL.

THE WORLD CALLS THE

MOUNTAINS OF SERIAL JUDEA

SOMARIA, THE WEST BANK.

BUT THESE ARE THE LANDS THAT

GOD PROMISED TO ABRAHAM.

SO THIS IS THE BIBLICAL

HERITAGE THAT WE GET TO WALK

IN AND REPORT ON.

Reporter: FOR MITCHELL,

THE NEWS IS MORE THAN

INDIVIDUAL STORIES.

HE SEES A THEME EMERGING

THAT TIES WORLD EVENTS TO

THE FINAL BATTLE FOR

JERUSALEM.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN TO YOU

AS A MAN LIVING HERE WITH

YOUR FAMILY, DURING YOUR

NEWS REPORTS, ETC.

2,000 YEARS AGO, IT WAS

SAID THAT ALL ROADS LEAD TO

ROME.

2,000 YEARS LATER, I WOULD

FEEL THAT ALL ROADS ARE

LEADING TO JERUSALEM.

WHETHER IT IS CHRISTIANS

PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF

JERUSALEM LIKE NEVER BEFORE,

OR IF IT IS ABOUT JEWS THAT

ARE COMING BACK TO THIS CITY

AND FULFILLING A DREAM OF

2,000 YEARS.

OR IF IT IS RADICAL MUSLIMS

WHO WANT TO SEE JERUSALEM AS

A CAPITAL OF A CALAFATE.

ALL ROADS, FOR GOOD AND

EVIL, SEEM TO BE LEADING

BACK HERE.

Reporter: WHAT ABOUT

THE DIVIDING OF JERUSALEM,

THE PALESTINIAN CAPITAL.

HOW DO YOU RESPOND TO THAT?

I DON'T THINK THE JEWS

WILL EVER GIVE IT BACK.

DESPITE WHAT THE

PALESTINIANS WANT AND WHAT

THE WORLD MAY DEMAND, I

THINK THAT THE JEWS WILL

NEVER GIVE BACK THE CITY OF

JERUSALEM, AND THIS WILL BE

THE FINAL BATTLE.

Reporter: AND THE

CULMINATION OF THAT WORLD

FOCUS ON JERUSALEM LED TO

HIS BOOK.

YOU'VE WRITTEN A BOOK,

CHRIS, "DATELINE JERUSALEM,"

AND THIS IS 12 YEARS OF

EXPERIENCE AND YOUR PAST AND

ALSO SOME OF THE THINGS

WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT.

WHY DID YOU WRITE THE BOOK?

THERE IS A SCRIPTURE IN

THE OLD TESTAMENT THAT SAY

THE SONS OF IZACAR

UNDERSTOOD THE TIMES AND

KNEW WHAT THEY SHOULD DO.

AND I HOPE PEOPLE READING IT

WILL UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY

SHOULD DO.

Reporter: AND DOES

PRAYER MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

PRAYER COULD BE THE RUDDER

OF HISTORY DURING THESE

DAYS.

WE KNOW CERTAIN THINGS

ARE GOING TO HAPPEN

REGARDLESS BECAUSE THAT'S

WHAT THE WORD SAYS.

BUT I THINK GOD WANTS TO

PARTNER WITH US IN PRAYER

DURING THESE LAST DAYS.

Reporter: AS A MAN, HOW

HAVE YOU CHANGED LIVING IN

THIS LAND OVER THE LAST 12

YEARS?

WHAT HAS IT DONE TO YOU?

I THINK IT HAS GIVEN ME,

HOPEFULLY, A BETTER

PERSPECTIVE ABOUT THE TIMES

THAT WE LIVE IN AND HOW

IMPORTANT IT IS FOR EVERYONE

TO BE PREPARED TO MEET THE

LORD.

WHETHER IT IS, YOU KNOW,

TOMORROW OR 10 YEARS FROM

NOW.

IT HAS MADE ME FEEL THAT IT

IS SO IMPORTANT TO GET RIGHT

WITH GOD AND TO GET IT

RIGHT, AND TO FOLLOW HIM.

BECAUSE WHETHER YOU'RE HERE

IN JERUSALEM, AND THINGS ARE

DANGEROUS, YOU NEED HIM.

OR WHETHER YOU'RE SOMEWHERE

IN NEW YORK CITY OR

LOS ANGELES OR ST. LOUIS,

YOU NEED HIM.

Wendy: CHRIS AND I WERE

ON THE FRONT LINES TOGETHER

IN THE WAR WITH HEZBOLLAH IN

ISRAEL IN 2006, AND I WILL

NEVER FORGET IT.

A GREAT GUY AND A GREAT

BOOK.

YOU NEED TO GET THAT,

"DATELINE, JERUSALEM."

TO FIND OUT HOW TO GET A

COPY OF CHRIS' NEW BOOK,

VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT

CBNNEWS.COM.

UP NEXT, DATING ON NATIONAL

TV.

HOW ONE WOMAN USED THE

OPPORTUNITY TO LIVE OUT HER

FAITH IN FRONT OF MILLIONS.

Wendy: REALITY TV IS

BIG HERE IN THE UNITED

STATES, AND RECENTLY HOUSTON

IN ANNATIVE ANGELA STARRED

ON NBC'S "READY FOR LOVE."

WHERE SHE WON THE GUY AND

GOT A PROPOSAL.

BUT WHAT REALLY GRABBED THE

ATTENTION OF VIEWERS WAS HER

STAND ON NO SEX BEFORE

MARRIAGE.

ANGELA, A 25-YEAR-OLD BLONDE

BEAUTY FROM HOUSTON, TEXAS,

BEAT OUT 35 OTHER

CONTESTANTS ON NBC'S SERIES

"READY FOR LOVE," TO WIN HER

MAN, 31-YEAR-OLD BACHELOR

BEN PATENT, A HOSPITAL

C.E.O. FROM DALLAS, TEXAS.

BUT SHE SAYS IT WAS HER

DECISION TO STAY A VIRGIN

UNTIL SHE MARRIED THAT

BECAME A MAJOR FOCUS ON THE

SHOW.

I RECENTLY SAT DOWN WITH

ANGELA, WHO TOLD ME WHEN SHE

FIRST ARRIVED ON THE "READY

FOR LOVE" SET, HERE DATING

COACH TOLD HERRERA VIRGINITY

WAS A PROBLEM.

SHE TOLD ME, I'M NOT SURE

HOW BEN IS GOING TO FEEL

ABOUT YOU -- BEN IS A

BACHELOR -- BECAUSE HE IS

LOOKING FOR A MODERN DAY

WOMAN.

Wendy: SO ESSENTIALLY

SHE WAS SAYING YOU COULDN'T

BE A MODERN DAY WOMAN UNLESS

YOU WERE WILLING TO SLEEP

WITH THESE GUYS?

EXACTLY.

IT IS SAD THAT WOMEN ARE

UNDER THE IMPRESSION IN THAT

WAY, TO HEAR THOSE THINGS,

THAT YOU NEED TO DO THAT,

BECAUSE YOU DON'T NEED TO DO

THAT TO GET THE GUY.

I WAS THE ONLY VIRGIN ON THE

CAST, OUT OF 36 WOMEN.

Wendy: WOW, THAT'S KIND

OF SAD.

YOU KNOW, I'M NOT BETTER

THAN ANYONE ELSE JUST

BECAUSE I MADE THAT CHOICE.

WE'RE ALL SINNERS.

Wendy: ANGELA BECAME A

CHRISTIAN AT 16, AND MADE

THE DECISION TO SAVE THE

ULTIMATE INTIMACY FOR ONE

MAN, HER HUSBAND.

SHE HOPES HER DECISION

INSPIRES A NEW GENERATION OF

YOUNG WOMEN TO STAY SEXUALLY

PURE BEFORE MARRIAGE.

THEY WERE TAKING ME BACK

TO WARDROBE, AND THIS LITTLE

GIRL, WHO WAS 12 YEARS OLD,

BROKE THROUGH SECURITY AND

SHE JUST CAME TO ME WITH

TEARS DOWN HER FACE.

AND SHE SAID, I JUST WANT TO

LET YOU KNOW I'M WAITING,

TOO, UNTIL I'M MARRIED.

AND SHE WAS, LIKE, I'M

SCARED.

I'M SCARED TO TELL MY

FRIENDS OR TELL BOYS MY

CHOICE.

Wendy: AND SHE WAS ONLY

12.

YEAH.

AND THAT BROKE MY HEART.

Wendy: WHAT ABOUT BEN,

THE BACHELOR?

WHAT DID HE THINK ABOUT YOUR

STAND FOR NO SEX BEFORE

MARRIAGE?

HE WAS HONEST WITH ME IN

THE SENSE HE HAD NEVER DATED

SOMEBODY WHO HAD THOSE

BELIEFS.

AND IT WAS SOMETHING NEW FOR

HIM.

BUT HE GREW TO RESPECT IT.

Wendy: WHY DO YOU THINK

GOD OPENED THE DOOR FOR YOU

TO BE ON THIS DATING SHOW?

I FEEL LIKE GOD KNEW THAT

I COULD TAKE THIS ON BECAUSE

I KNOW THAT I'VE BEEN

CRITICIZED, AND PEOPLE CAN

MAKE FUN OF IT, OR A LOT OF

PEOPLE SPECULATE, SHE IS NOT

GOING TO WIN.

SHE'S A VIRGIN.

BUT --

Wendy: BUT YOU DIDN'T

WIN!

THE VIRGIN ONE!

YAY FOR VIRGINS!

YEAH.

GOD KNEW -- AT THE END OF

THE DAY I HAVE AN AUDIENCE

OF ONE TO PLEASE.

AND PEOPLE CAN SAY ALL THEY

WANT.

BUT I REALLY FEEL THAT IT

WAS HIS WILL FOR ME TO GO ON

THIS SHOW AND SHOW WOMEN YOU

CAN STILL BE COOL AND SEXY

AND BE IN THE WORLD BUT NOT

OF THE WORLD.

Wendy: BACK TO BEN, YOU

WERE BEN'S CHOICE.

I WAS, YES.

BEN IS A GREAT GUY.

SINCE FILMING WRAPPED, WE

HAVE BEEN APART FOR THE LAST

YEAR.

BASICALLY THEY'VE KEPT US

APART BECAUSE WE'RE UNDER

CONTRACT, AND WE CAN'T SEE

EACH OTHER.

BEING A PART IN THAT YEAR,

NOT BEING ABLE TO SEE EACH

OTHER, WE REALLY GOT TO TALK

ON THE PHONE A LOT AND HAVE

A LOT OF HEART TO HEART

CONVERSATIONS.

AND I JUST KNEW THAT IT

WASN'T WHO GOD HAD FOR ME AT

THE END OF THE DAY.

I KNOW GOD HAS SOMEBODY

GREAT OUT THERE FOR ME.

AND I STILL HELD ON TO MY

VALUES.

AND THAT'S WHY YOU WAIT.

Wendy: THAT'S WHY YOU

WAIT.

TODAY ANGELA IS HAPPILY

SINGLE AND WORKING ON A NEW

LINE OF JEWELRY CALLED "THE

ONE LOVE" COLLECTION.

AND SHE IS FINISHING A BOOK

ABOUT HER UPBRINGING AS WELL

AS DATING AND WHY IT IS

IMPORTANT TO GUARD YOUR

HEART AND WAIT UNTIL

MARRIAGE FOR SEX.

WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT FOR

WOMEN TO WAIT AND NOT GIVE

THEMSELVES AWAY?

I JUST TRULY BELIEVE THAT

THROUGH WAITING AND

PRESERVING THAT FOR YOUR

MARRIAGE AND FOR YOUR

HUSBAND, GOD WILL JUST BLESS

YOU.

I JUST THINK IT IS AN

AWESOME TESTIMONY TO GET

MARRIED, AND ON THE DAY YOU

SAY I DO, SAY, BABY, I

WAITED FOR YOU.

I WAITED.

Wendy: I LOVED

INTERVIEWING ANGELA.

SHE IS CURRENTLY PURSUING A

CAREER IN ENTERTAINMENT AND

MODELING, AND ALSO WORKING

ON HER WONDERFUL JEWELRY

LINE.

IF YOU'D LIKE MORE

INFORMATION ON HOW YOU CAN

GET SOME OF THAT, JUST GO TO

OUR WEBSITE FOR A LINK.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

VIRNITY

Wendy: AND FINALLY THIS

WEEK, CITIZENS OF ECUADOR

ARE GETTING USED TO SEEING

CHRISTIANS PARADING THROUGH

TOWN.

FOR THE 17th YEAR IN A

ROW, THEY'VE CELEBRATED A

MARCH FOR JESUS.

THE ANNUAL PARADE IS MORE

THAN A TRADITION TO THESE

PRAYER WALKERS.

EVEN CITY OFFICIALS WELCOME

THE EVENT.

Reporter: THE PRINCIPLE

OBJECTIVE OF THE MARCH FOR

JESUS IS TO RESCUE CHRISTIAN

VALUES FOR OUR SOCIETY.

MY OPINION OF THE MARCH

FOR JESUS IS THAT IT IS A

VERY NECESSARY EVENT IN THIS

TIME, WHEN WE'RE MOVING SO

FAST AND WE LOSE OUR

BEARINGS, WHICH IS JESUS,

THE CENTER OF OUR LIVES.

BECAUSE IF WE DO EVERYTHING

FOR HIM, THINKING OF HIM,

THE WORLD MAKES SENSE.

Wendy: WELL, THIS YEAR

THE CROWD INCLUDED VISITORS

FROM NEIGHBOURING COUNTRIES,

SUCH AS COLOMBIA.

THAT'S GOING TO DO IT FOR

THIS WEEK.

UNTIL NEXT WEEK, FROM ALL OF

US HERE AT CHRISTIAN WORLD

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