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CBN NewsWatch: September 20, 2013

On CBN Newswatch, Sept. 20: House dumps Obamacare, keeps gov't running, Wife: Saeed has led 30 to Christ in Iran prison, and Pope: More focus on grace, less on dogma, and more. Read Transcript


Mark: TONIGHT ON

"NEWSWATCH," BUDGET BATTLE

IN WASHINGTON, THE RISK OF A

SHUTDOWN LOOMS AS LAWMAKERS

FIGHT OVER FUNDING.

Wendy: PLUS, POPE

FRANCIS CHARGES THE CATHOLIC

CHURCH TO OFFER MORE

BREAKS.

A LOOK AT THE ISSUES HE SAYS

THE CHURCH SHOULD BE

FOCUSING ON.

Mark: AND THE FEAST OF

TABERNACLES.

WE'LL TAKE YOU INSIDE THE

SPECIAL TENTS THAT JEWISH

PEOPLE USE TO CELEBRATE

GOD'S DELIVERANCE.

ALL OF THIS AND MORE TONIGHT

ON "NEWSWATCH".

THE THOUSAND HAS VOTED TO

FUND THE GOVERNMENT FOR

ANOTHER 75 DAYS.

GOOD EVENING, I'M MARK

MARTIN.

Wendy: AND I'M WENDY

GRIFFITH.

THE MEASURE WOULD BEGIN NEXT

MONTH, BUT WITH ONE BIG

CATCH: NO FUNDING FOR

OBAMACARE.

SENATE DEMOCRATS ARE

THREATENING TO KILL IT.

AS JOHN WAGGI REPORTS,

THEY'LL GET THEIR CHANCE

NEXT WEEK.

Reporter: REPUBLICANS

ARE OFTEN ACCUSED OF TRYING

TO SHUT DOWN THE GOVERNMENT,

BUT THIS TIME THEY VOTED TO

FUND THE GOVERNMENT WHILE

DEFUNDING THE UNPOPULAR

OBAMACARE LAW, AND THAT HAS

DEMOCRATS SEEING RED.

THIS PLACE IS A MESS.

I'VE NEVER SEEN A GROUP

OF PEOPLE MORE EXTREME THAN

THE HARD-RIGHT REPUBLICANS

IN THE HOUSE RIGHT NOW.

Reporter: THE G.O.P.

PLAN KEEPS THE GOVERNMENT

RUNNING UNTIL

DECEMBER 15th, BUT

TERMINATES MONEY FOR

OBAMACARE.

ENROLLMENT FOR HEALTH CARE

CHANGES IS SCHEDULED TO

START OCTOBER 1st.

WE HAD A VICTORY TODAY

FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.

FRANKLY, WE ALSO HAD A

VICTORY FOR COMMON SENSE.

Reporter: ACCORDING TO

A RECENT NBC NEWS JOURNAL

POLL, 44% OF AMERICANS THINK

THE PRESIDENT'S HEALTH CARE

LAW IS A BAD IDEA.

ONLY 31% THINK IT IS A GOOD

IDEA.

BUT THE TOP SENATE DEMOCRATS

SAY THEY'LL STOP G.O.P.

PLANS TO STARVE THE

MEASURE.

I WANT TO BE ABSOLUTELY

CRYSTAL CLEAR: ANY BILL THAT

DEFUNDS OBAMACARE IS DEAD,

DEAD.

IT'S A WASTE OF TIME, AS I

SAID BEFORE.

Reporter: AND ALTHOUGH

PRESIDENT OBAMA BLAMES

REPUBLICANS FOR THREATS TO

SHUT DOWN THE GOVERNMENT, HE

HAS SAID HE WILL VETO ANY

MEASURE THAT HOLDS UP HIS

HEALTH CARE PLAN.

HE TOLD THE CROWD IN KANSAS

CITY HE'LL FIGHT THE

REPUBLICANS TOOTH AND NAIL.

President Obama: I

DON'T MIND THEM DISAGREEING

WITH ME.

IF THEY WOULD RATHER PEOPLE

NOT HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE, I

HAPPY TO HAVE THAT DEBATE

WITH THEM.

BUT YOU DON'T HAVE TO

THREATEN TO BLOW THE WHOLE

THING UP BECAUSE YOU DON'T

GET YOUR WAY.

Reporter: MONEY TO KEEP

THE GOVERNMENT GOING RUNS

OUT AT THE END OF DECEMBER,

AND THAT GUARANTIES NEXT

WEEK WILL PRODUCE ANOTHER

BATTLE ON CAPITOL HILL.

Mark: FOR MORE ON THE

BATTLE OVER THE BUDGET, WE

TURN NOW TO PHIL CURPIN, AN

AUTHOR AND THE PRESIDENT OF

AMERICAN COMMITMENT.

SHOULD AMERICANS BE

CONCERNED OVER A POSSIBLE

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN?

WELL, MARK, I DON'T KNOW

IF IT IS GOING TO GO THAT

FAR.

OBVIOUSLY, THERE ARE MAJOR

POINTS OF AGREEMENT BETWEEN

THE REPUBLICAN HOUSE AND THE

DEMOCRAT SENATE AND THE

WHITE HOUSE.

I SUSPECT THEY'LL GET SOME

KIND OF DEAL DONE BEFORE

NEXT WEEK.

IF IT GOES INTO A

SHUTDOWN-TYPE SCENARIO, THAT

IS NOT THE END OF THE

WORLD.

WE HAD A SHUTDOWN IN '95 AND

ANOTHER ONE IN '96.

THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF

GOVERNMENT CONTINUEMENT AND

THINGS LIKE PAYING THE

TROOPS AND S SO FORTH, YOU

WOULD THINK THEY CAN AT

LEAST GET THOSE THINGS

DONE.

I DON'T THINK IT WILL

HAPPEN, BUT IF IT DOES, I

DON'T THINK IT WILL BE AS

BAD AS SOME PEOPLE HAVE

SUGGESTED.

Mark: DEMOCRATS IN THE

SENATE SAY THIS PLAN THAT

PASSED THROUGH THE HOUSE HAS

NO CHANCE.

WHAT WAS THE PURPOSE OF

PASSING IT?

YOU HAVE TO START OUT

FROM A STRONG POSITION.

THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

OVERWHELMING DISAPPROVE OF

THE HEALTH CARE.

IT IS COSTING A LOT OF

PEOPLE THEIR JOBS, AND

SHIFTS AT WORK.

AND IT IS HAVING A VERY

NEGATIVE IMPACT

ECONOMICALLY, AND IT WILL

HAVE A NEGATIVE IMPACT ON

PEOPLE'S HEALTH.

THE HOUSE HAS LET OUT WITH

STOPPING THE LAW ENTIRELY.

OBVIOUSLY THE SENATE IS NOT

GOING TO GO FOR THAT.

BUT I THINK THERE IS ROOM

FOR SOME MIDDLE GROUND,

POSSIBLY DELAYING SOME ROLE

OF THE LAW SO IT CAN BE

FIXED SO IT CAN WORK

BETTER.

Mark: LET'S TALK A

LITTLE MORE ABOUT WHAT YOU

SAID EARLIER.

WHAT REALLY HAPPENS IF NO

DEAL IS MADE AND THE BUDGET

RUNS OUT?

FIRST OF ALL, WHAT

DOESN'T HAPPEN IS AN END TO

SOCIAL SECURITY CHECKS.

THOSE GO OUT AUTOMATICALLY,

NO MATTER WHAT.

IF YOU'RE WORRIED ABOUT YOUR

SOCIAL SECURITY CHECK, THAT

WILL NOT BE IMPACTED.

IT IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE SOME

TIMES PEOPLE GET THAT

WRONG.

PRETTY MUCH WHAT HAPPENS IS

WITH THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

OF GOVERNMENT, THEY CONTINUE

TO GO & CONTINUE TO BE

FUNDED.

EVERYTHING THAT IS

CLASSIFIED AS NON-ESSENTIAL

IS SHUT DOWN.

NATIONAL PARKS AND

MONUMENTS, THOSE ALL GET

CLOSED DOWN.

A LOT OF THE REGULAR, EVERY

DAY GOVERNMENT AGENCIES FOR

PERMITTING AND WHAT HAVE

YOU, THOSE GET SHUT DOWN.

IN PARTICULAR IN THIS

ENVIRONMENT, BECAUSE THEY

HAVEN'T PASSED AN AP

APPROPRIATIONS BILL FOR THE

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE,

MILITARY PAY COULD BE

IMPACTED.

THAT DID NOT HAPPEN IN THE

1990s.

I WOULD EXPECT THEY WOULD BE

ABLE TO PASS A MEASURE TO

PREVENT THAT FROM HAPPENING

AND MAKE SURE OUR TROOPS DO

GET PAID.

Mark: PHIL CURPIN,

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

NO PROBLEM.

Wendy: HOBBY LOBBY'S

CASE AGAINST THE OBAMACARE

CONTRACEPTION MANDATE MIGHT

GO BEFORE THE U.S. SUPREME

COURT.

THE GREEN FAMILY OWNS THE

CHAIN OF STORES AND SAYS THE

REGULATION GOES AGAINST

THEIR CHRISTIAN VALUES.

THEIR LAWYER SAYS,

QUOTE,"WE'RE CONFIDENT THAT

THE SUPREME COURT WILL

REJECT THE GOVERNMENT'S

EXTREME POSITION AND HOLD

THAT RELIGIOUS LIBERTY IS

FOR EVERYONE, INCLUDING

PEOPLE WHO RUN A BUSINESS."

Mark: PRESIDENT OBAMA

PLANS TO IMPOSE TOUGH NEW

REGULATIONS ON THE COAL

INDUSTRY.

THE ADMINISTRATION

INTRODUCED TODAY A PROPOSAL

THAT WILL, FOR THE FIRST

TIME, LIMIT CARBON

EMISSIONS.

THE NEW STANDARDS SET BY THE

E.P.A. ESSENTIAL BAN

COAL-FIRED POWER PLANTS.

THAT'S BECAUSE MOST WON'T BE

ABLE TO MEET THE EMISSION

REQUIREMENTS WITHOUT

INSTALLING EXPENSIVE NEW

TECHNOLOGY.

THE ONLY PLANS ABLE TO

IMPLEMENT THE CHANGES WILL

BE THOSE RECEIVING HUNDREDS

OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN

FEDERAL GRANTS AND TAX

CREDITS.

THE COAL INDUSTRY FINDS

ITSELF IN A FIGHT FOR

SURVIVAL.

Wendy: MR. OBAMA'S

PROPOSAL FOR NEW REGULATIONS

COMES AT A TIME WHEN COAL IS

ALREADY STRUGGLING TO

COMPETE WITH CHEAP NATURAL

GAS.

AND AS CAITLIN BURKE

REPORTS, IT IS A FIGHT THE

COAL INDUSTRY MAY NOT WIN.

Reporter: FROM A AP

APPALACHIANS TO WYOMING --

ACCORDING TO GOVERNMENT

ESTIMATES, THE U.S. IS SET

TO CLOSE A RECORD NUMBER OF

COAL-FIRED POWER PLANTS OVER

THE NEXT FEW YEARS.

CHOOSING TO GO WITH MORE

RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES.

COAL'S SHARE SANK TO A

RECORD LOW OF 37% LAST

YEAR.

THAT'S DOWN FROM 50% IN

2005.

AND THE FUTURE LOOKS EVEN

BLEAKER.

BUT IN PLACES LIKE MINGO

COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA, COAL

STILL PAYS THE BILL.

WEST VIRGINIA IS THE

COUNTRY'S SECOND LARGEST

COAL PRODUCER.

BUT AS THE DEMAND CONTINUES

TO DECLINE, THOUSANDS OF

MINERS AND WORKERS CONNECTED

TO THE COAL INDUSTRY ARE

LOSING THEIR JOBS.

YOU GO TO YOUR KIDS'

BASEBALL GAMES, AND PEOPLE

CAN'T ENJOY THEIR FAMILY

TIME, THE TIME WITH THEIR

KIDS, BECAUSE THE TALK OF

THE WHOLE TOWN IS ACTUALLY

ABOUT A LAYOFF OR ABOUT A

JOB SHUTTING DOWN.

Reporter: WILLIAM RAINY

SAYS CLEAN COAL TECHNOLOGY

ISN'T BEING GIVEN A CHANCE.

IT HAS GOT A LONG

HISTORY, AND PEOPLE RELY ON

THAT HISTORY TO REFER TO IT

AS A DIRTY FOSSEL FUEL.

AND YOU DO.

YOU GET YOUR HANDS BLACK

WHEN YOU TOUCH IT.

AND IT'S DUSTY.

BUT WE LEARNED HOW TO

CONTROL THE DUST.

YOU KNOW, WE'RE GETTING

BETTER EVERY DAY.

Reporter: EVEN SO,

PRESIDENT OBAMA PUT FIGHTING

CLIMATE CHANGE ON HIS

PRIORITY LIST.

AND ACCORDING TO THE WHITE

HOUSE, THAT MEANS COAL HAS

TO GO.

IT ALSO MEANS MORE THAN

5,000 COAL JOBS COULD BE

GOING WITH IT OVER THE NEXT

TWO YEARS.

CAITLIN BURKE, CBN NEWS.

Mark: IN OTHER NEWS,

POPE FRANCIS TODAY TOLD A

GROUP OF CATHOLIC DOCTORS TO

REFUSE TO PERFORM

ABORTIONS.

THAT COMES A DAY AFTER

CALLING ON THE CATHOLIC

CHURCH TO PUT NOR MORE

EMPHASIS ON GRACE AND MERCY,

AND LESS ON MORAL ISSUES

LIKE ABORTION AND

HOMOSEXUALITY.

IN AN INTERVIEW WITH AN

ITALIAN JESUIT MAGAZINE, THE

POPE SAID THE CHURCH FOCUSES

TOO MUCH

ON, QUOTE,"SMALL-MINDED

RULES."

FRANCIS SAYS THE MOST

IMPORTANT THING IS THE FIRST

PROCLAMATION, JESUS CHRIST

HAS SAVED YOU.

THEN WE CAN TALK ABOUT

EVERYTHING ELSE.

POPE FRANCIS DID SAY THAT

THE CHURCH TEACHING HAS NOT

CHANGED ON ISSUES LIKE

ABORTION AND HOMOSEXUALITY.

Wendy: NOW TO DISCUSS

THIS NEW EMPHASIS BY THE

POPE IS ASHLEY MACGUIRE.

ASHLEY, WHAT ARE YOUR

THOUGHTS ON WHAT THE POPE

SAID?

I THINK -- IT'S FUNNY,

THIS POPE MAKES NEWS EVERY

DAY.

SO NOW WHAT EVERYBODY IS

TALKING ABOUT IS WHAT HE

SAID TODAY.

HE CAME OUT AND MADE VERY

STRONG COMMENTS ABOUT

ABORTION.

SO YESTERDAY EVERYBODY WAS

SPINNING OUT OF CONTROL

THINKING THAT THE POPE WAS

SUGGESTING THAT THE CATHOLIC

CHURCH WAS GOING TO ABANDON

ITS TEACHINGS ON

CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES.

AND TODAY HE CAME OUT AND

CONFIRMED THEM.

I THINK IF YOU GO AND LOOK

AT THE TEXT OF WHAT HE

SAID -- AND IT'S A VERY LONG

INTERVIEW.

I'M STILL GETTING THROUGH IT

MYSELF.

EVERYTHING THAT HE SAYS IS

COMPLETELY IN LINE WITH

CHURCH TEACHING ABOUT LOVE,

LOVING YOUR NEIGHBORS,

LOVING THE SINNER.

THE FIRST THING HE SAYS, HE

ASKED THE QUESTION, YOU

KNOW, WHO ARE YOU?

AND HE RESPONDS, I'M A

SINNER.

SO I THINK EVERYTHING HE

SAID WAS BEAUTIFUL AND

GREAT, AND I'M EXCITED TO

SEE PEOPLE PRAISING WHAT HE

SAID.

BUT I THINK THERE HAS BEEN A

LOT THAT HAS BEEN TAKEN OUT

OF CONTEXT.

Wendy: INTERESTING.

WELL, DO YOU THINK, PERHAPS,

THE CHURCH IS LOSING FOCUS

ON WHAT'S MOST IMPORTANT,

THE GOSPEL?

WELL, IN SOME WAYS,

THAT'S SORT OF WHAT HE'S

SUGGESTING.

I DON'T KNOW IF HE GOES AS

FAR AS SAYING THE CHURCH IS

LOSING FOCUS, BUT I THINK HE

HAS TAPPED INTO SOMETHING

WITH EVERYTHING HE IS

SAYING, WRITING AND DOING,

WHICH IS TO REMIND THE WORLD

AND TO REMIND CHRISTIANS,

AND TO REMIND CATHOLICS THAT

WHAT WE ARE IS FIRST AND

FOREMOST ABOUT THE GOSPEL

AND TRYING TO LIVE OUR LIVES

THE WAY THAT JESUS DID,

WHICH WAS IN SERVICE TO

OTHERS.

THAT'S A FOUNDATIONAL METHOD

OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH.

I THINK WHAT HE IS DOING IS

HELPING TO REFOCUS THE WORLD

ON THAT.

Wendy: SO YOU SAY THE

POPE IS MAKING A LOT OF

NEWS, WHICH CAN BE A GOOD

THING, BUT OTHERS SAY THE

POPE IS DIMINISHING THE

CHURCH'S STAND ON THINGS

LIKE ABORTION AND

HOMOSEXUALITY.

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

I DONE THINK SO.

HE HAS COME OUT AND SAID

SEVERAL TIMES THE TEACHINGS

ARE WHAT THEY ARE AND I

FULLY SUPPORT THEM.

I THINK HE IS TRYING TO

REACH OUT TO PEOPLE WHO

MAYBE DON'T UNDERSTAND THE

TEACHINGS.

HE SAYS THEY ARE WHAT THEY

ARE.

SO I'M GOING TO EXPAND AND

REFOCUS OTHER ASPECTS OF THE

CATHOLIC MINISTRY.

Wendy: THE CATHOLIC

CHURCH HAS ALWAYS BEEN

STRONG ON THE RIGHT TO LIFE,

WHICH I ADMIRE.

ASHLEY, THANKS SO MUCH FOR

YOUR INSIGHTS AND BEING WITH

US.

THANK YOU.

Mark: THE MAN WHO SHOT

A SECURITY GUARD AT THE

FAMILY RESEARCH COUNCIL HAS

BEEN SENTENCED TO 25 YEARS

IN PRISON.

IN AUGUST 2012, FLOYD LEE

CORKINS SHOT LEO JOHNSON.

HE WAS TARGETING THE

BUILDING BECAUSE OF ITS VIEW

AND ITS OPPOSITION TO GAY

MARRIAGE.

HE SAID HE PLANNED TO KILL

AS MANY EMPLOYEES AS

POSSIBLE AND SMEAR CHICK

FILET SANDWICHES ON THEIR

HEARING.

AT THE HEARING, JOHNSON SAID

HE FORGAVE HIM FOR SHOOTING

HIM.

Wendy: COMING UP, HOW

ONE GROUP IS ADMINISTERING

TO THE DISABLED IN AFRICA.

Wendy: INTERNATIONALLY

KNOWN BAPTIST MINISTER HENRY

BLACKABY IS MISSING.

HE WAS LAST SEEN THURSDAY

AFTERNOON LEAVING HIS

ATLANTA HOME DRIVING A BLACK

LINCOLN.

HIS FAMILY SAYS HE IS

DIABETIC AND MAY BE

DISORIENTED.

VOLUNTEERS ARE HELPING

SEARCH FOR HIM.

HIS FAMILY SAYS THEY'RE

TRUSTING THE LORD FOR HIS

SAFE RETURN AND ARE THANKFUL

FOR THE OUTPOURING OF PRAYER

AND SUPPORT THEY'VE HAD.

Mark: THE WIFE OF THE

AMERICAN PASTOR IMPRISONED

IN IRAN FOR HIS FAITH SAYS

HER HUSBAND REMAINS BOLD FOR

JESUS CHRIST IN PRISON.

NAGHMEH ABEDINI SAID DESPITE

OF BEING TORTURED AND ASKED

TO DENY HIS FAITH, PASTOR

SAEED ABEDINI IS A LIGHT FOR

MANY IN THE WORLD.

THEY TOLD HIM MANY TIMES

THEY WOULD FREE HIM IF HE

WOULD DENY HIS CHRISTIAN

FAITH.

AND HE SITS STRONG IN THAT

PRISON.

HE HAS LED OVER 30 PEOPLE TO

CHRIST IN THAT PRISON.

Mark: THAT'S POWERFUL.

A SPECIAL PRAYER VIGIL FROM

PASTOR SAEED ABEDINI IS

BEING HELD ON THE ONE YEAR

ANNIVERSARY OF HIS

IMPRISONMENT IN IRAN.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, LOG ON

TO OUR WEBSITE,

CBNNEWS.COM.

Wendy: IN MANY

SOCIETIES, DISABLED CHILDREN

ARE OFTENTIMES DISCARDED,

ESPECIALLY IN DEVELOPING

COUNTRIES.

THEIR NEEDS ARE IGNORED.

THAT'S WHY A U.S. MINISTRY

HAS SENT INTERNS TO AFRICA,

AND THEY'RE WORKING TO

BECOME BETTER ADVOCATES FOR

PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES.

HEATHER CELLS TELLS US

MORE.

Reporter: KATIE DICKIE

SUFFERS FROM SPINAL MUSCULAR

AATROPHY, BUT IT DOESN'T

KEEP HER FROM COMPETING IN

WHEELCHAIR SOCCER OR WORKING

ON A COLLEGE DEGREE, AND IT

DIDN'T KEEP HER FROM COMING

TO UGANDA.

WHEN THE CHILDREN SEE ME

IN A WHEELCHAIR, EVEN THOUGH

WE LOOK DIFFERENT, WE HAVE

THE SAME WAY TO GET AROUND.

AND I TRULY BELIEVE THAT GOD

HAS OPENED SO MANY DOORS FOR

ME TO CONNECT WITH THESE

CHILDREN ON A HEART LEVEL.

Reporter: THE TEEN

CONNECTED WITH MORE THAN 100

CHILDREN AT A SPECIAL-NEEDS

SCHOOL IN UGANDA'S CAPITAL.

THEY ENCOURAGED TEACHERS AND

WORKED WITH CHILDREN IN THE

CLASSROOM.

THE VOLUNTEERS CAME TO

REALIZE THESE KIDS ARE THE

FORTUNATE ONES AS STUDENTS

TOLD THEM OF OTHER CHILDREN

LIVING IN FAR MORE DIFFICULT

SITUATIONS.

AND THEY TALKED ABOUT THE

CHILDREN FROM THE VILLAGES,

WHO ARE SOMETIMES LOCKED

AWAY OR KILLED FOR THEIR

DISABILITY, AND THEY REALIZE

HOW BLESSED THEY ARE AND

WHAT AN IMPACT GOD HAS HAD

IN THEIR LIVES.

Reporter: AS THE

INTERNS VENTURED OUT TO

RURAL AREAS, THEY MET

FRANCIS, WHO'S FAMILY WAS

KILLED BY REBELS.

FRANCIS LIVES ALONE IN A

DARK HUT AND REPAIRS SHOES

TO SUPPORT HIMSELF.

IT IS REALLY

HEARTBREAKING HEARING HIS

STORY.

AND HEARING ALL OF THE

THINGS HE'S BEEN THROUGH,

LOSING HIS FAMILY, AND THE

ISOLATION OF DISABILITY AND

NOT HAVING ANYONE TO REALLY

SUPPORT HIM OR LOVE HIM.

Reporter: THE INTERNS

GAVE FRANCIS A

BATTERY-POWERED LANTERN TO

LIGHT UP HIS HOMEMENT AND

THEY CONNECTED HIM WITH A

CHURCH THAT CARES FOR

DISABLED PEOPLE.

AND BEING IN A CHURCH

WHERE HE WAS WELCOMED,

PEOPLE WELCOMED HIM AND

CELEBRATED HIM.

I THINK THAT WAS LIFE

CHANGING FOR HIM, TO SEE

GOD'S PEOPLE LOVING ON HIM.

Reporter: MANY UGANDANS

WITH DISABILITIES HAVE BEEN

TOLD THEY'RE WORTHLESS, A

SHAME TO THEIR FAMILIES.

THE VISITING TEAM BROUGHT A

DIFFERENT MESSAGE: THAT

EVERY PERSON HAS VALUE.

THEY PRAYED FOR THEM AND

LOVED THEM.

AND THEY SHARED PRACTICAL

CARE GIVING TIPS WITH FAMILY

MEMBERS.

BACK AT THE SCHOOL, THE

VOLUNTEERS SPENT ONE-ON-ONE

TIME WITH STUDENTS AND

TAUGHT THEM BIBLE STORIES

AND SONGS.

THE CHILDREN HERE ARE

JUST LIKE THE CHILDREN BACK

HOME.

THEY JUST WANT TO BE LOVED.

THERE WAS ONE LITTLE BOY I

GOT TO TALK WITH, AND HE WAS

TELLING ME ABOUT HOW HIS

PARENTS JUST LEFT HIM ON THE

SIDE OF THE ROAD.

HE ASKED ME IF I COULD LOOK

FOR HIS PARENTS WHEN I WENT

BACK HOME TO AMERICA.

I TOLD HIM MY PARENTS DID

THE SAME THING.

AND I DIDN'T KNOW MY

PARENTS.

BUT IT WAS OKAY AND I TOLD

HIM WE LOVED HIM.

Reporter: THEY HOPE

TAKING INTERNS OVERSEAS WILL

MOTIVATE AND EQUIP THEM TO

BE AN ADVOCACY FOR PEOPLE

WITH DISABILITIES AROUND THE

WORLD.

I SEE THESE FAMILIES AND

THESE PARENTS AND

GRANDPARENTS THAT HAVE

TAKEN -- THEY HAVE NOT TAKEN

THE EASY WAY OUT.

THEY HAVE DECIDED THAT THEIR

CHILD MEANS SOMETHING TO

THEM.

THEIR CHILD WITH A

DISABILITY HAS VALUE IN

THEIR EYES AND IN GOD'S

EYES.

Reporter: HEATHER

CELLS, CBN NEWS.

Wendy: UP NEXT, CBN

NEWS HEADS TO ISRAEL FOR AN

INSIDE LOOK AT THE JEWISH

FEAST OF TABERNACLES.

Wendy: WELL, THE

FESTIVAL OF TABERNACLES IS

UNDER WAY, AND FOR THOUSANDS

OF YEARS, JEWISH PEOPLE

AROUND THE WORLD HAVE

CELEBRATED THE FEAST.

Mark: THEY DO IT BY

FOLLOWING THE BIBLICAL

INSTRUCTION TO LIVE IN

TEMPORARY DWELLINGS, LIKE

TENTS.

IN TONIGHT'S FOCUS REPORT,

JULIE STALL VISITS ONE OF

THOSE TO SEE HOW IT BRINGS

THE JEWISH PEOPLE CLOSER TO

GOD.

[SPEAKING A

FOREIGN LANGUAGE]

Reporter: IT'S AN

ANCIENT BIBLICAL COMMANDMENT

THAT IS STILL BEING KEPT

TODAY.

SOME CALL IT A JEWISH

CAMPING TRIP, BUT WITH THE

CONVENIENCES OF HOME.

SHALOM!

WELCOME.

THANK YOU.

WE'RE HERE IN OUR SUKA,

WHICH IS REALLY THE HOME

AWAY FROM HOME FOR THIS

WHOLE WEEK OF THE FEAST OF

TABERNACLES.

Reporter: LIKE MANY

ISRAELIS AND JEWISH PEOPLE

AROUND THE WORLD, SETH AND

TINA BUILD A SUKA ON THE

BACK PORCH OF THEIR

JERUSALEM APARTMENT EVERY

YEAR.

IT HELPS US REMEMBER.

WER COMMANDED TO REMEMBER

THE EXITOUS FROM EGYPT, AND

HOW WE NEEDED TO WANDER

THROUGH THE DESERT FOR 40

YEARS WITHOUT PERMANENT

DWELLINGS.

BUT IT ALSO REMINDS US THAT

EVEN THOUGH WE'VE BEEN

BROUGHT INTO THE LAND OF

ISRAEL, WE HAVEN'T REACHED

OUR FINAL DESTINATION.

Reporter: SO TELL US

ABOUT THE SUKA ITSELF.

HOW DO YOU MAKE ONE?

THE MAIN THING IS THAT IT

IS A ROOF THAT WILL MAKE US

FEEL THAT WE'RE OPEN TO THE

ELEMENTS.

Reporter: AND WHY IS

THAT?

BECAUSE OTHERWISE WE

WOULD BE IN THE PROTECTION

OF OUR HOMES IN SOME WAYS.

AND WE'RE SUPPOSED TO BE IN

THIS FLIMSY TABERNACLE SO WE

CAN REMEMBER THAT ULTIMATELY

WE'RE UNDER HASHIM

PROTECTION.

Reporter: MOST SUKAS

ARE DE DECORATED AFT AT

LEAST IN PART BY THE

CHILDREN.

FAMILIES STUDY AND EAT AND

PLAY TOGETHER IN THESE

HOUSES FOR ALMOST A WEEK.

IT IS CONSIDERED A JOYFUL

TIME.

YOU CAN FOCUS ON THE REAL

IMPORTANT THINGS, LIKE

RELATIONSHIPS, AND SITTING

DOWN AND STUDYING THE WORD

AND TALKING TO THE CHILDREN

ABOUT GOD.

Reporter: JONATHAN AND

HIS SISTER REBECCA ENJOY THE

HOLIDAYS SO MUCH, JONATHAN

MADE HIS TREEHOUSE INTO A

SUKA.

AND THAT, TOO.

THAT'S VERY PRETTY.

SO YOU DECORATED YOUR SUKA

UP HERE?

YES.

Reporter: ANOTHER PART

OF THE CELEBRATION, RECORDED

IN LEVITICUS 23, IS BRINGING

A SPECIAL FRUIT AND BRANCHES

TO REJOICE BEFORE THELORD.

WE OFFER ALL FOUR OF

THESE IN OUR PRAYERS.

EVERY MORNING WE WAVE THEM

IN MANY DIFFERENT

DIRECTIONS, AND WE REALLY

LOOK TO ABOVE.

AND THAT'S WHAT THIS TYPE OF

ROOF HELPS US REMEMBER,

TOO.

WE'RE LOOKING TO ABOVE

BECAUSE THAT'S WHERE OUR

HELP IS GOING TO COME FROM.

Reporter: JULIE CITY

HALL, CBN NEWS, JERUSALEM.

Mark: UP NEXT, WHY ONE

OF THE RICHEST MEN IN THE

WORLD SURPRISED A DAIRY

QUEEN MANAGER IN MINNESOTA

WITH A PHONE CALL.

.

Mark: WHAT WOULD YOU DO

IF YOU GOT A CALL FROM THE

SECOND RICHEST MAN IN

AMERICA?

Wendy: I WOULD SAY,

HELLO.

IT'S GOOD TO HEAR FROM YOU,

FINALLY.

THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED THIS

WEEK TO A DAIRY QUEEN

MANAGER.

[LAUGHTER]

Wendy: THE CAMERA

PEOPLE ARE LAUGHING AT ME.

LAST WEEK JOEY SAW A WOMAN

STEAL $20 FROM A

VISUALLY-IMPAIRED CUSTOMER.

THE 19-YEAR-OLD MANAGER GAVE

THE BLIND MAN THE MONEY OUT

OF HIS OWN POCKET.

HE IS GETTING WORLDWIDE

ATTENTION.

HE HAS BEEN PERSONALLY

CALLED BY WARREN BUFFET.

WE WERE JUST

CHITCHATING.

AND HE SAID, I WANTED TO

CALL AND SAY THANK YOU FOR

ALL THAT YOU DID.

IT MEANS AN AWFUL LOT TO

ME.

Wendy: JOEY'S STORY

WENT VIRAL.

AND 20 BILLS KEPT SHOWING UP

IN HIS MAILBOX FROM PEOPLE

INSPIRED BY HIS ACTIONS.

BEING GOOD PAYS OFF.

Mark: THAT'S ALL

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