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Christian World News: September 27, 2013

Today on Christian World News: Grief and rage in Pakistan. Christians demand better protection after suicide bombers kill 85 people in the deadliest attack on the Christian community that nation has ever seen. Plus, on the one-year anniversary ... Read Transcript


TODAY ON CHRISTIAN WORLD

NEWS, GRIEF AND OUTRAGE IN

PAKISTAN.

SUICIDE BOMBERS KILL 85

PEOPLE OUTSIDE THE CHURCH.

IT'S THE WORST ATTACK

AGAINST CHRISTIANS IN THAT

COUNTRY'S HISTORY.

WERP

Wendy: PLUS, ONE YEAR

AFTER IRAN IMPRISONED PASTOR

SAEED ABEDINI, THOUSANDS

ACROSS THE WORLD GATHERED TO

PRAY FOR HIS FREEDOM.

WE'LL LOOK AT HOW THE ORDEAL

HAS AFFECTED HIS FAMILY.

George: AND RISING

ABOVE THE REFUGE.

HELPING EGYPT'S POOREST AND

MOST VULNERABLE CITIZENS.

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George: PAKISTAN'S

CHRISTIANS SUFFER THE MOST

DEVASTATING ATTACK IN THEIR

HISTORY.

HELLO, EVERYONE, I'M GEORGE

THOMAS.

Wendy: AND I'M WENDY

GRIFFITH.

SUCH A SAD STORY TO REPORT.

THE CHURCH ATTACK THAT

KILLED 85 CHRISTIANS IN

PAKISTAN IS THE DEADLIEST

EVER THERE.

George: AND NOW

PAKISTAN'S CHRISTIANS ARE

DEMANDING GREATER SECURITY

FROM THE GOVERNMENT AND THE

ARRESTS OF THOSE BEHIND IT.

HEATHER CELLS REPORTS.

Reporter: ANGRY

PAKISTANI CHRISTIANS DEEMED

THE ATTENTION OF THEIR

GOVERNMENT.

HUNDREDS OF DEMONSTRATORS

GATHERED IN KARACHI CHANTING

"STOP KILLING CHRISTIANS."

OFFICIALS SAY MORE THAN 80

PEOPLE WERE KILLED IN

SUNDAY'S BOMBINGS.

OVER 140 WERE WOUNDED.

I FELL DOWN AND MY

DAUGHTER, WHO WAS IN MY LAP,

DIED IN FRONT OF ME.

Reporter: THE ATTACK

HAPPENED AS THE CHURCH

SERVICE WAS LETTING OUT.

A PAIR OF SUICIDE BOMBERS

BLEW THEMSELVES UP AS

HUNDREDS OF WORSHIPPERS WERE

COMING OUT OF AN HISTORIC

CHURCH IN PESHAWAR TO GET A

FREE MEAL.

A SPOKESMAN FOR A WING OF

THE TALIBAN IMMEDIATELY

CLAIMED RESPONSIBILITY.

THE BOMBINGS RAISE NEW

QUESTIONS ABOUT THE

PAKISTANI GOVERNMENT'S PUSH

FOR A PEACE DEAL WITH THE

TERRORIST ORGANIZATION.

THE WHOLE GOVERNMENT IS

SHOCKED BY THIS.

THE PEACE PROCESS IS GOING

ON, AND EVERYBODY IS TALKING

ABOUT THE PEACE PROCESS

BETWEEN THE TALIBAN AND THE

PAKISTANI GOVERNMENT.

AND IN THE SAME TIME THIS

INCIDENT HAPPENED THAT SHOWS

THE NON-SERIOUSNESS OF THE

PEACE PROCESS OF TALIBAN.

Reporter: THE TALIBAN

SPOKESPERSON SAID THE ATTACK

WAS IN RESPONSE TO DRONE

TRIKES BY THE U.S.

GARY LANE EXPLAINED WHY THAT

IS CAUSING PAKISTANI

CHRISTIANS TO BE TARGETED.

CHRISTIANS ARE SEEN

ALIGNED WITH THE WEST.

SO THEY ATTACK THE

CHRISTIANS BECAUSE THEY KNOW

THEY WILL GET ATTENTION IF

THEY DO THAT.

SO THAT'S WHY THEY TARGET

THEM.

PLUS THEY'RE THE WEAKEST,

THE MOST VULNERABLE.

AND THERE ARE CHURCHES, LIKE

THIS ALL SAINTS CHURCH, A

VERY VISIBLE CHURCH, EASY

TARGET.

Reporter: CHRISTIANS

MAKE UP LESS THAN 3% OF

PAKISTANI'S POPULATION.

ROUGHLY 96% ARE MUSLIM.

HEATHER CELLS, CBN NEWS.

Wendy: U.S. LAWMAKERS

ARE TAKING ACTION THAT WILL

HELPERS CUTEED CHRISTIANS HELP.

HELPERHELP PERSECUTED

CHRISTIANS.

THEY CREATED AN ENVOY THAT

WOULD HELP DEVELOP POLICY

OPTIONS TO ENSURE THE

PROTECTS OF MINORITY-SAFE

COMMUNITIES, AND SERVE

BETWEEN THE U.S. AND FOREIGN

GOVERNMENTS.

THE MEASURE STILL HAS TO

PASS THE SENATE.

George: LENA SHAY IS

DIREC DIRECTOR OF THE

CENTER AND JOINS US FROM

WASHINGTON, D.C.

IN EGYPT, SYRIA, AND

PAKISTAN, AND ACROSS THE

MIDDLE EAST AND PARTS OF

ASIA.

CHRISTIANS ARE THE TARGETS.

HOW CAN A SPECIAL ENVOY FOR

RELIGIOUS MINORITIES HELP

THEM?

AN ENVOY POSITION IN THE

STATE DEPARTMENT MEANS THAT

POLICY WILL FOCUS ON ONE

PERSON.

THERE WILL BE ONE PERSON

WORKING DAY AND NIGHT ON THE

ISSUE.

IT WON'T FALL THROUGH THE

CRACKS, LIKE WE SAW WHAT

HAPPENED WITH THE EGYPT

BURNINGS AND ATTACKS ON

COPTIC CHURCHES IN AUGUST,

AND THE ADMINISTRATION

REALLY FAILED TO ADDRESS

THAT.

George: THIS IDEA OF A

SPECIAL ENVOY MODELED AFTER

THE SPECIAL ENVOY FOR SUDAN

BACK IN 2001, DID IT MAKE A

DIFFERENCE, POINTING

APPOINTING THE ENVOY FOR

SUDAN?

THE ENVOY MADE A HUGE

DIFFERENCE.

HE WAS ABLE TO DEVELOP

NEGOTIATIONS, BRING BOTH

SIDES TO THE TABLE, AND

DEVELOP A COMPREHENSIVE

PEACE AGREEMENT AND

EVENTUALLY A REFERENDUM,

WHICH ENDED UP IN ENDING THE

CONFLICT AND ALLOWING SOUTH

SUDAN TO BECOME AN

INDEPENDENT COUNTRY, SO

THERE IS RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

THERE NOW IN SOUTH SUDAN.

George: NOW, THIS HAS

PASSED THE HOUSE, BUT IT

STILL HAS TO PASS THE

SENATE.

WILL IT PASS?

AND IF NOT, WHO IS STANDING

IN THE WAY?

WELL, IN THE PAST, THIS

BILL HAS BEEN INTRODUCED BY

CONGRESSMAN FRANK WALLS IN

THE HOUSE, AND PASSED

OVERWHELMING EACH TIME, BUT

IT HAS BEEN BLOCKED IN THE

SENATE BY THE DEMOCRATS, BY

THE SENATE DEMOCRATS IN THE

END.

AND THIS IS BECAUSE THE

ADMINISTRATION DOES NOT WANT

TO CREATE ANOTHER POST, THEY

SAY.

THEY SAY THERE IS ALREADY

AMPLE BUREAUCRACY TO DEAL

WITH IT.

BUT WE DO NEED ANOTHER

PERSON WHO HAS THIS AS THEIR

SOLE PORTFOLIO.

IT IS A VERY CRITICAL TIME

FOR THESE VULNERABLE

MINORITIES.

George: TO THAT POINT,

LENA, IN EGYPT AND SYRIA,

THE ATTACKS ON CHRISTIANS

ARE GROWING WORSE.

IS IT NOW OPEN SEASON ON

CHRISTIANS?

IT IS OPEN SEASON ON

CHRISTIANS.

ISLAMISTS HAVE RISEN UP AND

BLOWN UP CHRISTIANS IN THEIR

CHURCHES AS THEY WORSHIP ON

SUNDAY MORNING, AS WE SAW

WITH THE PROTESTANT CHURCH

IN PAKISTAN LAST WEEKEND.

SCORES OF COPTIC ORTHODOX

AND PROTESTANT AND CATHOLIC

CHURCHES IN EGYPT WERE BLOWN

UP OR DESTROYED BY ANGRY

MOBS, ESCAPING THE COPS IN

AUGUST.

SYRIA, I HEARD THAT A

QUARTER OF THE POPULATION OF

CHRISTIANS NOW, HALF A

MILLION PEOPLE, HAVE BEEN

DISPLACED FROM THEIR HOMES.

AND MANY OF THEM ARE

TARGETED FOR THEIR FAITH.

George: WHY ARE

JOURNALISTS MISSING THIS

CATASTROPHE, ESPECIALLY

THOSE IN THE SO-CALLED

MAINSTREAM MEDIA.

I THINK THEY HAVE A BLIND

SPOT, AS MANY OF OUR

NATIONAL MEDIA DO AS WELL.

IT'S HAD A VERY RECORD IN

GETTING THE STORY STRAIGHT

AND REALLY CONNECTING THE

DOTS.

SEEING THE PATTERN.

IT IS NOT JUST HAPPENING

HERE OR THERE.

IT IS REALLY HAPPENING

ACROSS THE MUSLIM WORLD,

PARTICULARLY IN THE MIDDLE

EAST, AND IN SOUTH CENTRAL

ASIA.

AND IT IS BECAUSE THERE IS A

RISING FANATICAL STRAIN OF

ISLAM IN THOSE PLACES.

George: YOU TALKED

ABOUT THIS EARLIER IN THE

INTERVIEW, YOU FEAR THERE

COULD BECOME A DAY WHERE THE

MIDDLE EAST IS TOTALLY

EMPTIED OF CHRISTIANS.

THAT'S YOUR BIG FEAR,

RIGHT?

I DO FEAR THAT.

BECAUSE WE'RE SEEING ONLY

FOUR COUNTRIES WITH

SIGNIFICANT CHRISTIAN

POPULATIONS IN THE LAST 10

YEARS.

AND THAT IS EGYPT, IRAQ,

SYRIA, AND LEBANON.

AND THREE OF THOSE COUNTRIES

NOW ARE REALLY -- THE

CHRISTIANS ARE TERRIBLY

PERSECUTED.

AND ONLY LEBANON HAS NOT

SEEN THAT.

AND THERE IS ONLY ABOUT A

MILLION CHRISTIANS LEFT

THERE.

THIS IS THE CRADLE, THE

BIRTHPLACE OF CHRISTIANITY,

AND IT IS GOING TO BE A HUGE

LOSS FOR THE CHURCH.

IT IS GOING TO BE A HUGE

LOSS FOR THE REGION.

AND IT IS GOING TO BE A

NATIONAL SECURITY PROBLEM

FOR US BECAUSE THIS REGION

WILL HAVE NO EXPERIENCE OF

LIVING WITH CHRISTIANS.

George: LENA SHAY,

SOMEONE WHO HAS BEEN A VOICE

FOR THE VOICELESS FOR MANY,

MANY YEARS.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

WITH THE HUDSON INSTITUTE.

AS ALWAYS, THANK YOU FOR

JOINING US ON THE SHOW

TODAY.

THANK YOU.

Wendy: SOUTH SUDAN

BISHOP ELIUS TUBON HAS BEEN

NAMED THE LATEST FOR THE

CITIZEN AWARD.

DESPITE A BRUTAL AND

IMPOVERISHED CHILDHOOD, HE

CAME TO KNOW JESUS CHRIST AS

HIS SAVIOR, AND NOW HE IS

SPREADING THE GOSPEL

THROUGHOUT AFRICA.

IF I HADN'T ACCEPTED

JESUS CHRIST AS MY LORD AND

SAVIOR, I DON'T KNOW WHERE I

WOULD BE.

Wendy: AMEN.

BISHOP TUBON HAS PROVIDED

KEY HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE

TO THE SUT SOUTH SUDANESE

THROUGH HIS WATER WELLS,

SCHOOLS, AND MORE.

YOU CAN GO TO OUR WEBSITE

FOR OUR EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

WITH THE BISHOP ABOUT HIS

WORK AND MINISTRY.

cbn.com.

George: UP NEXT, MEET

THE WIFE OF PASTOR SAEED

ABEDINI.

NOW SHE IS FIGHTING FOR HER

HUSBAND'S FREEDOM AND

KEEPING HER FAMILY

TOGETHER.

CLR

George: THIS WEEK

CHRISTIANS AROUND THE WORLD

HELD PRAYER VIGILS FOR

PASTOR SAEED ABEDINI TO MARK

THE ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF

HIS IMPRESSIONMENT IN IRAN.

THE AMERICAN CENTER FOR LAW

AND JUSTICE HELPED ORGANIZE

SOME OF THE EVENTS,

INCLUDING ONE OUTSIDE THE

WHITE HOUSE.

MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND THE

STATE DEPARTMENT

REPRESENTATIVE WERE AT THE

D.C. VIGIL.

SSAEED IS SERVING AN EIGHT

YEAR SENTENCE, BUT

INTERNATIONAL PRESSURE FOR

HIS RELEASE CONTINUES TO

BUILD.

Reporter: PASTOR

ABERDINI WAS IN IRAN

BUILDING AN OR NAGE WHEN HE

WAS ARRESTED.

HIS CRIME, ACCORDING TO IRAN

AUTHORITIES, ENDANGERING

NATIONAL SECURITY.

HIS WIFE, NAGHMEH.

THEY DIDN'T KNOW WHERE HE

WAS.

THEY KEPT COMING TO THE

COMPUTER SAYING, MOMMY, CAN

WE SEE DADDY?

CAN WE HEAR HIS VOICE?

I COULDN'T EXPLAIN TO THEM

WHY, THAT HE WAS PHYSICALLY

TAKEN TO PRISON.

FINALLY THEY KEPT SAYING,

DOES DADDY NOT LOVE US

ANYMORE?

DOES DADDY NOT WANT TO HEAR

OUR VOICE ANYMORE?

AND I HAD TO TELL THEM THAT

HE WAS IN PRISON BECAUSE HE

LOVED JESUS.

Reporter: PASTOR

ABERDINI HAS PAID A TERRIBLE

PRICE, SUFFERING BEATINGS

AND TORTURE, AND

DETERIORATING HEALTH FROM

UNTREATED MEDICAL

CONDITIONS.

THE DOCTORS HAVE

CONFIRMED THE INTERNAL

BLEEDING WE DISCUSSED ON CBN

NEWS BECAUSE OF THE INITIAL

BEATINGS HE FACED AND THE

SEVERE PHYSICAL TORTURE HE

FACED EARLY ON IN HIS

IMPRISONMENT.

Reporter: BUT PRESSURE

ON IRAN'S NEW PRESIDENT IS

RAMPING UP.

LAST MONTH SECRETARY OF

STATE JOH JOHN KERRY CALLED

FOR PASTOR ABERDINI'S

IMMEDIATE RELEASE.

WE CALL ON THE IRANIAN

AUTHORITIES TO RESPECT

MR. ABERDINI'S HUMAN RIGHTS

AND RELEASE HIM.

WE WILL CONTINUE TO PURSUE

THIS IN EVERY WAY WE

POSSIBLY CAN THROUGH EVERY

CHANNEL WE POSSIBLY CAN.

Reporter: AND THIS WEEK

NAGHMEH WAS ABLE TO HAND

DELIVER A LETTER PLEADING

FOR HER HUSBAND'S RELEASE.

OBSERVANCES MARKING THE ONE

YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF PASTOR

ABERDINI INCARCERATION ARE

HELD AT 40 STATES, IN CITY

PARKS AND CHURCHES.

AND THE REVEREND BILLY

GRAHAM HAS WRITTEN IRAN'S

NEW PRESIDENT, CALLING

PASTOR ABERDINI A MAN OF

GOD, AND ASKING THE IRANIANS

TO RELEASE HIM.

George: PASTOR

ABERDINI'S CAUSE IS GETTING

WORLDWIDE ATTENTION.

AND THE BIG REASON FOR THAT

IS THE DEDICATION OF HIS

WIFE, NAGHMEH.

Wendy: AND EARLIER THIS

YEAR, I HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF

SITTING DOWN WITH NAGHMEH

FOR AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

ABOUT HER LOVE FOR HER

HUSBAND AND HER ONGOING

FIGHT FOR HIS FREEDOM.

THEIR LOVE STORY BEGAN IN

IRAN.

NAGHMEH, AN AMERICAN CITIZEN

SINCE EARLY CHILDHOOD,

BELIEVED GOD WAS LEADING HER

TO RETURN TO HER HOMELAND IN

2001 TO MINISTER TO MUSLIM

WOMEN.

THAT'S WHERE SHE FIRST SAW

SAEED ABEDINI.

THE YOUNG PREACHER WAS

LEADING WORSHIP AT ONE OF

THE UNDERGROUND HOUSE

CHURCHES HE HELPED FORM.

Wendy: WHAT MADE YOU

FALL IN LOVE WITH HIM?

HIS PASSION.

I THINK AS A YOUNG WOMAN, I

ALWAYS PRAYED, I SAID, LORD,

I CAN'T MARRY SOMEONE WHO IS

MEDIOCRE.

I WANT TO MARRY SOMEONE WHO

IS PASSIONATE FOR YOU.

I HAD NO IDEA HOW HE WOULD

ANSWER MY PRAYER.

I HAD NO IDEA IT WOULD BE SO

RADICAL.

Wendy: NOT LONG

AFTERWARDS, THE TWO MARRIED

IN IRAN.

THEIR WEDDING DREW HUNDREDS

OF WELL WISHERS, AND AROUSED

THE SUSPICION OF THE IRANIAN

REVOLUTIONARY GUARD.

OUR WEDDING WAS A MIRACLE

BECAUSE WE WERE BOTH MUSLIM

CONVERTS, AND THEY ALLOWED

US TO HAVE A CHRISTIAN

WEDDING.

BIBLES WERE PASSED OUT, AND

MANY PEOPLE CAME TO KNOW

CHRIST, HUNDREDS.

Wendy: IT TAKES A

SPECIAL WOMAN TO BE ABLE TO

SHARE HER DAY.

YOU IMAGINE THAT DAY IT

WAS GOING TO BE ALL ABOUT

YOU, AND IT WASN'T.

IT WAS JUST A BIG -- IT WAS

AMAZING.

IT IS WHAT WE BOTH WOULD

HAVE WANTED FOR A WEDDING.

Wendy: BUT NINE YEARS

AND TWO CHILDREN LATER,

4-YEAR-OLD JACOB, AND

6-YEAR-OLD REBECCA, NAGHMEH

IS NOW LIVING HER WORST

NIGHTMARE.

THEN IN JANUARY, THE IRANIAN

REVOLUTIONARY COURT'S

SO-CALLED HANGING JUDGE

SENTENCED TO HIM TO EIGHT

YEARS IN IRAN'S BRUTAL AND

DEADLY EVAN PRISON.

HIS CRIME: PREACHING THE

GOSPEL.

IN THESE PHOTOS, YOU CAN SEE

MEN HANGING OUTSIDE THE

PRISON, AN ATTEMPT TO BRING

EVEN MORE TERROR TO INMATES

AND FAMILY MEMBERS.

JUST THE NAME REALLY

SCARED ME.

I'VE DREAMED OF PEOPLE WE

KNEW AND ALSO FAMILY MEMBERS

WHO WERE HANGED IN THAT

PRISON AND KILLED AND ABUSED

AND RAPED.

Wendy: BEFORE HE WAS

SENTENCED, SAEED COULD SKYPE

WITH HIS FAMILY.

NOW THEY HAVE NO PERSONAL

CONTACT.

ONLY REPORTS AND LETTERS

FROM FAMILY MEMBERS IN

IRAN.

THE LATEST TELLING THEM THAT

SAEED IS BEING TORTURED AND

PRESSURED TO RENOUNCE HIS

CHRISTIAN FAITH.

I SAID TO MYSELF, THEY

DON'T KNOW WHO THEY'RE

DEALING WITH.

SAEED CAME FROM A VERY

RADICAL MUSLIM BACKGROUND.

AND SINCE HE HAS ACCEPTED

CHRIST AND HIS LIFE CHANGED,

HE WAS VERY COMMITTED.

IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT

BEATINGS HE GOES THROUGH.

IT DIDN'T MATTER IF THEY SAY

WE'RE GOING TO KILL YOU.

Wendy: AS A WIFE, WHAT

HAS BEEN THE HARDEST PART OF

ALL OF THIS FOR YOU.

THE LORD HAS GIVEN ME

GRACE TO GO TO HIS PRESENCE

AND JUST GET MY COMFORT.

BUT AS A MOM, EVERY TIME IS

LIKE A STAB IN MY HEART WHEN

I SEE THEM STRUGGLING AND I

CAN'T DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT.

MY SON IS VERY -- HIS

CHARACTER HAS CHANGED 100%.

SINCE THE ARREST, HE WON'T

TALK AS MUCH.

HE IS VERY RESERVED.

AND THEN MY DAUGHTER, SHE

JUST CRIES A LOT.

WHAT DOES IT SAY?

I MISS YOU, DAD.

AND THESE OF YOUR TEARS?

YES.

Wendy: NAGHMEH ADMITS

AS FIRST SHE SANK INTO

DISPAIR.

I WAS IN EXTREME

DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY AND

WORRY.

AND I COULD SEE THAT WHERE I

WAS ALMOST BEING BROKEN.

I WOULD HAVE HAD TO CHECK

MYSELF IN, BUT THE LORD

DIDN'T LET ME BREAK.

I CALLED TO HIM AND CRIED

OUT TO HIM, AND I SAID,

LORD, YOU PROMISED YOU WOULD

GIVE PEACE BEYOND

UNDERSTANDING.

AND HE GAVE ME THAT PEACE.

SO THE SCRIPTURE IS TRUE.

I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW IF

THEY CLING TO HIM AND

BELIEVE IN HIS SCRIPTURE,

AND DON'T LET HIM GO, HOLD

ON TIGHT, HE IS GOING TO GET

YOU THROUGH WHATEVER IT IS.

Wendy: IN THE MEANTIME,

THE AMERICAN CENTER FOR LAW

AND JUSTICE IS GOING FULL

THROTTLE WITH BOTH A LEGAL

AND MEDIA CAMPAIGN.

JORDAN SEKULOW SAYS

PUBLICITY COULD BE A LIFE

SAFER FOR PASTOR ABERDINI,

AS IT WAS FOR ANOTHER PASTOR

WHO WAS SENTENCED TO DEATH,

AND THANKS TO A MAJOR PRAYER

CAMPAIGN, NARDARKHANI WAS

FREED.

CHANCE-WISE, SURVIVING

ONE DAY IS NOT A GREAT

CHANCE, HONESTLY.

YOU CAN BE BEATEN TO DEATH

BY THE GUARDS.

YOU CAN BE BEATEN TO DEATH

BY A FELLOW INMATE.

IF THE STORY IS TALKED

ABOUT, PEOPLE DON'T GET

BEATEN AS BADLY.

Wendy: THE GOOD NEWS,

PEOPLE ARE TALKING.

DO YOU BELIEVE YOU'LL SEE

HIM AGAIN?

I DO, YOU KNOW.

IT IS THE FLESH VERSUS THE

SPIRIT.

MY FLESH WANTS TO SAY HE IS

NOT GOING TO SURVIVE THAT

PRISON.

BUT WHEN I PRAY, I FEEL LIKE

THE LORD, HE IS A GOD OF

HOPE.

AND HE TELLS ME THAT IT'S AT

HIS TIME THAT HE WILL

RELEASE SAEED.

Wendy: GEORGE, SINCE

WE'VE DONE THIS INTERVIEW,

NAGHMEH HAS BEEN BEFORE THE

U.N., BEFORE CONGRESS, AND

SHE IS CONSTANTLY ON

TELEVISION.

SHE IS RELENTLESS.

IT HAS BEEN A YEAR.

I REALLY BELIEVE THAT PRAYER

IS GOING TO MAKE THE

DIFFERENCE.

George: AND I THINK THE

LATEST REPORT IS HE HAS LED

30 PRISON INMATES TO

CHRIST.

Wendy: NO DOUBT ABOUT

IT, GOD IS GETTING THE GLORY

FROM THIS.

IF WE ALL MAKE IT A DAILY

DUTY TO PRAY FOR HIM, I

THINK WE'RE GOING TO SEE HIM

WALK FREE.

THAT'S MY PRAYER, ANYWAY.

COMING UP...

George: COMING UP, HE

LIVED IN THE SHADOWS,

STRUGGLING TO SURVIVE, UNTIL

THESE CHRISTIANS TOOK HIM

INTO THEIR HEARTS.

George: WELCOME BACK TO

THE SHOW.

THE POLITICAL AND SOCIAL

CHAOS IN EGYPT HAS WRECKED

THAT NATION'S ECONOMY.

CHILDREN ARE AMONG THE

HARDEST HIT, AND SOME ARE

HELPING THEIR FAMILIES

SURVIVE BY SCAVENGING

THROUGH GARBAGE HEAPS FOR

SCRAPS THEY CAN SELL.

Wendy: HOWEVER, A

CHRISTIAN MINISTRY IS

STEPPING IN TO HELP BRIDGE

THE GAP.

GARY LANE SHOWS HOW CBN IS

WORKING TO IMPROVE THEIR

LIVES.

TAKE A LOOK.

Reporter: THE RECENT

WAVE OF VIOLENCE AND

DESTRUCTION ROLLING ACROSS

EGYPT IS TAKING A TOLL ON

YOUNGER GENERATIONS THERE.

SOME CHILDREN SUFFER

TRAUMA.

MANY OLDER KIDS WONDER IF

HOPE AND OPPORTUNITY WILL BE

RESTORED.

SOME EVEN DROP OUT OF SCHOOL

TO SUPPORT THEIR FAMILY.

EVEN THOUGH EGYPT'S

CONSTITUTION GUARANTEES THEM

A FREE EDUCATION.

EVEN THEN THE NATION'S 25%

YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT RATE

MAKES IT ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE

TO GET A JOB.

WHILE EGYPTIAN LAW REQUIRES

SCHOOL ATTENDANCE FOR KIDS

AGES 6 TO 14, MANY YOUNG

CHILDREN DON'T GO.

AND A THIRD OF GIRLS IN

UPPER EGYPT NEVER ATTEND

SCHOOL.

KIDS LIKE THESE TWO BOYS

HANG OUT ON THE STREETS,

TRYING TO HUSTLE A FEW

EGYPTIAN POUNDS EACH DAY.

THEY WORK FROM DAWN TO DUST,

SIFTING THROUGH GARBAGE.

WHEN I GET UP IN THE

MORNING, I START COLLECTING

PLASTIC AND CANS.

I DO IT SO I CAN GIVE MONEY

TO MY FATHER.

Reporter: 90% OF THE

GARBAGE COLLECTED COMES

RIGHT HERE.

AND SOME OF IT IS COLLECTED

AND SORTED BY CHILDREN LIKE

THESE.

IF THEY ARE TO HAVE A

BRIGHTER FUTURE, THEY NEED

QUALITY HYGIENE AND A BETTER

EDUCATION.

MOST OF THE DAY THEY ARE

IN THE STREET COLLECTING

PLASTIC BOTTLES AND CARTONS,

AND NO ONE IS LOOKING AFTER

THEM OR CARING FOR THEIR

NEEDS OR EDUCATION.

IT IS A BIG PROBLEM.

BUT THE MAIN ISSUE IS WITH

THE PARENTS.

THEY DO NOT SEE THE NEED TO

PROVIDE OR CARE FOR A CHILD

THEY HAVE BROUGHT INTO THIS

WORLD.

Reporter: HODA IS AN

EGYPTIAN MOTHER WHO WORKS

WITH CBN TO HELP STREET

CHILDREN.

THESE CHILDREN HAVE NO

ONE TO LOOK AFTER THEM.

SO THEY COME TO OUR CENTER,

AND WE GIVE THEM A SHOWER.

Reporter: WHILE THE

KIDS CLEAN UP, WORKERS WASH,

DRY, AND FOLD THEIR

CLOTHES.

AFTER A SHOWER, THE KIDS PUT

ON CLEAN OUTFITS, AND THEN

IT IS TIME FOR COLORING, A

HOT MEAL, AND LEARNING SOME

BASICS.

I LIKE LEARNING,

ESPECIALLY WRITING AND

COLORING.

THIS IS WHAT I LIKE.

Reporter: AND BEFORE

THEY TURN OM FOR THE NIGHT,

THEY ENJOY PLAYING SOME

GAMES.

THE CHILDREN ARE VERY

GRATEFUL THAT SOMEONE IS

TAKING CARE OF THEM AND

LOOKING AFTER THEIR NEEDS.

THE FAMILIES OF THESE

CHILDREN ARE ALSO VERY HAPPY

BECAUSE THEY DON'T HAVE TO

PAY US OR GIVE US ANYTHING

IN RETURN.

Reporter: WHAT

MOTIVATES THE WOMEN AND

STAFF WHO GIVE CARE AND

EDUCATION TO THESE

CHILDREN?

GOD HAS BLESSED US SO WE

MAY GIVE TO OTHERS AND BLESS

THEM.

THESE CHILDREN NEED SUPPORT

AND UNDERSTANDING IF THEY

ARE TO BEAR FRUIT IN THE

FUTURE.

I HOPE AMERICANS WILL

CONTINUE TO ASSIST US IN

MEETING THEIR NEEDS.

COME AND GIVE US A HAND.

I'M VERY HAPPY HERE AND I

WANT TO KEEP ON COMING.

Reporter: SO IN THE

MIDST OF A VOLATILE

POLITICAL CRISIS, CBN AND

ITS PARTNERS ARE HELPING

EGYPTIAN CHILDREN RISE ABOVE

THE REFUSE, BRINGING THEM

VALUE AND THE PROMISE OF A

BETTER TOMORROW.

GARY LANE, CBN NEWS, CAIRO.

George: AND TO LEARN

HOW YOU CAN HELP CBN MAKE A

DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF

OTHERS AROUND THE WORLD,

VISIT OUR WEBSITE,

CBN.COM.

WE'LL BE BACK RIGHT AFTER

THIS.

Wendy: FINALLY THIS

WEEK, A STANDOFF WITH MUSLIM

REBELS IN THE PHILIPPINES

HAS BECOME A HUMANITARIAN

CRISIS.

George: THE REBELS

TRIED TO TAKE OVER THE CITY

OF ZAMBOANGA.

OVER 10,000 HOMES WERE

DESTROYED IN TWO WEEKS OF

FIGHTING.

DESPITE THE VOLATILE

SITUATION, STAFF AND

VOLUNTEERS FROM CBN DISASTER

RELIEF ARE THERE TO HELP

RESIDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN

TERRORIZED.

THE CBN TEAM IS GIVING AID,

INCLUDING FOOD, TRAUMA,

COUNSELLING, AND THERAPY FOR

THE CHILDREN.

THEY'RE EVEN PLAYING GAMES

WITH KIDS AND SHOWING THEM

"SUPERBOOK" TO HELP THEM

FEEL A SENSE OF NORMALCY.

YOU'VE BEEN THERE.

Wendy: I WAS JUST THERE

A YEAR AGO, WALKING THROUGH

THE STREETS OF ZAMBOANGA,

AND IT WAS COMPLETELY

PEACEFUL, AND A YEAR LATER,

EVERYTHING HAS CHANGED.

WE'RE PRAYING FOR OUR CREW

THERE ON THE GROUND TO HAVE

A SAFE TIME THERE.

George: THAT'S IT.

Wendy: UNTIL NEXT WEEK,

GOOD-BYE AND GOD BLESS YOU.

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