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CBN NewsWatch: November 12, 2013

On CBN Newswatch, Nov. 12: Missionary in Philippines: 'Bodies laying everywhere'; Extortion: Is your congressman shaking you down?; Indian Christians dedicate Jerusalem prayer tower; and more. Read Transcript


Mark: TONIGHT ON

"NEWSWATCH," A MASSIVE

RELIEF EFFORT GETS UNDER WAY

IN THE PHILIPPINES AS

HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS SEARCH

FOR FOOD, WATER, AND SHELTER

IN THE WAKE OF A DISASTEROUS

TYPHOON.

Wendy: PLUS, DEMOCRACY

TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER,

POLITICIANS ARE RAKING IN

MILLIONS OF BUCKS TO BUY

VOTES AND IT'S COMPLETELY

LEGAL.

Mark: AND A LOOK AT THE

UNDERGROUND CHURCH IN NORTH

KOREA, WHERE CHRISTIANS ARE

OFTEN ARRESTED, TORTURED,

AND KILLED FOR THEIR FAITH.

ALL OF THIS AND MORE TONIGHT

ON "NEWSWATCH."

RESCUERS IN THE PHILIPPINES

ARE SLOWLY MAKING THEIR WAY

TO COMMUNITIES CUT OFF BY

THE DEVASTATING TYPHOON.

GOOD EVENING, I'M MARK

MARTIN.

Wendy: AND I'M WENDY

GRIFFITH.

THE PRESIDENT OF THE

PHILIPPINES SAYS HE BELIEVES

NO MORE THAN 2500 PEOPLE

DIED IN LAST WEEK'S SUPER

TYPHOON, BUT THOUSANDS OF

SURVIVORS ARE DESPERATELY

WAITING FOR MORE HELP TO

ARRIVE.

DALE HURD HAS THE LATEST.

Reporter: THIS IS HOW

SUPER TYPHOON HAIYAN LOOKED

FROM THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE

STATION LAST FRIDAY.

AND THIS IS WHAT IT DID TO

THE PHILIPPINES.

WITH NEARLY 200 MILE-AN-HOUR

WINDS AND A 20-FOOT STORM

SURGE, IMPACTING AN

ESTIMATED 11 MILLION

PEOPLE.

THE STORM HIT OUR

APARTMENT BUILDING, AND THE

RAINS WERE GOING DOWN THE

WINDOWS, AND SO EVERYONE WAS

GETTING CAUGHT IN IT.

Reporter: MORE THAN A

HALF MILLION LEFT HOMELESS,

AND THE SURVIVORS ARE NOW

FORCED TO LIVE AMONG THE

DEAD.

IT IS JUST DEATH AND

DEVASTATION EVERYWHERE.

BODIES LAYING EVERYWHERE.

PEOPLE NEED HELP.

PEOPLE NEED HELP.

Reporter: THERE ARE

STILL COMMUNITIES THAT HAVE

BEEN UNREACHABLE.

THE U.N. SAYS IT COULD BE

ANOTHER DAY BEFORE

SEARCH-AND-RESCUE TEAMS MAKE

IT TO THE REMOTEST AREAS CUT

OFF BY THE STORM.

IN OTHER HARD-HIT TOWNS, THE

U.S. MARINES ARE AMONG THOSE

BRINGING IN SUPPLIES, BUT

THE HELP CAN'T COME QUICKLY

ENOUGH FOR DOCTORS LACKING

THE MOST BASIC RESOURCES TO

SAVE LIVES.

WE HAVE NO WATER HERE.

AND WE'RE COLLECTING RAIN

WATER JUST FOR THE USE OF

EMERGENCY CASES.

SO WE NEED, REALLY, WATER.

Reporter: SURVIVORS ARE

SAYING THEY CAN'T HANG ON

MUCH LONGER.

WE CAN SURVIVE WITHOUT

THE HOUSES, BUT WHERE WILL

WE SLEEP, BUT WE NEED FOOD.

Reporter: THE

GOVERNMENT APPEALED FOR

$350 MILLION FOR EMERGENCY

ASSISTANCE FOR THE

PHILIPPINES.

Mark: CBN INTERNATIONAL

CORRESPONDENT GEORGE THOMAS

IS IN MANILA, AND HE JOINS

US NOW BY SKYPE.

GEORGE, WHAT'S THE

ATMOSPHERE IN THE CAPITAL

CITY RIGHT NOW?

Reporter: EVERYTHING IS

OKAY HERE IN THE CAPITAL

CITY.

BUT PROBABLY ABOUT AN HOUR

AND A HALF FROM MANILA, IT

IS A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT

SITUATION.

GETTING RELIEF SUPPLIES IS

EXTREMELY DIFFICULT.

THE BIG PROBLEM IS

SECURITY.

YOU HAVE TO REALIZE FOUR

DAYS LATER, PEOPLE ARE

HUNGRY.

"OPERATION BLESSING" AND

CBN'S DISASTER RELIEF IS

POISED AND READY TO GO.

IT IS JUST A MATTER OF

GETTING TO THE CITY AS

QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.

THE MILITARY IS GETTING IN,

BUT PRIVATE AGENCIES, AID

AGENCIES, ARE IN SOME WAYS

STAGING IN TACLOBAN, HOPING

TO GET CLEARANCE.

THE KEY IS TRYING TO PROVIDE

SECURITY FOR THE AID

WORKERS.

AID CONVOYS WERE COMING

UNDER ATTACK.

IF THE GOVERNMENT DOES NOT

GET THEM IN AS QUICKLY AS

POSSIBLE, THESE ARE THE

REPUR CUSSIONCUSSIONS AND

CHALLENGES YOU'RE FACING.

BUT I THINK IT WILL LESSEN

IN THE NEXT 24, 48 HOURS.

Mark: GEORGE, WHERE ARE

YOU HEADED NECK?

>HEADED NEXT?

I'M GETTING ON A PLANE TO

CEBU, AND THEN I'M HOPING TO

TOUCHDOWN IN TACLOBAN, WHICH

IS THE AREA OF LEYTE.

I TALKED TO THE CBN DISASTER

FOLKS HERE IN THE OFFICE,

AND THEY'RE TELLING ME,

GEORGE, TACLOBAN IS JUST ONE

PIECE OF THE TERRIBLE

DISASTER.

THERE ARE DOZENS AND DOZENS

OF COMMUNITIES THAT HAVE

BEEN -- THAT NO AID IS

GETTING TO AND NO

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA IS

GETTING INTO.

SO WE'RE HOPING TO, TOMORROW

AND IN THE NEXT 24 HOURS OR

SO, TO REASSESS, DO WE NEED

TO MOVE OUR RESOURCES TO

ANOTHER LOCATION BECAUSE

THERE ARE THOUSANDS UPON

THOUSANDS OF FILIPINOS WHO

ARE HURTING AND IN DESPERATE

CONDITIONS IN OTHER PARTS OF

THE COUNTRY.

Mark: WHAT CAN OUR

VIEWERS AROUND THE WORLD DO

TO HELP THIS SITUATION,

GEORGE?

Reporter: I WOULD ASK

THE BODY OF CHRIST TO PRAY

FOR AID AGENCIES LIKE CBN

DISASTER RELIEF, THAT THE

AIR FIELDS WOULD OPEN AND

SECURITY CONDITIONS ON THE

GROUND, NOT JUST IN

TACLOBAN, BUT IN OTHER

AREAS, WILL REALLY QUIET

DOWN SO RELIEF CAN COME INTO

THE DISASTER-STRICKEN

REGIONS.

Mark: GEORGE THOMAS IN

THE PHILIPPINES, THANKS FOR

TAKING THE TIME TO UPDATE

US.

Reporter: YOU'RE

WELCOME, MARK.

Mark: BILL CLINTON SAYS

PRESIDENT OBAMA SHOULD HONOR

HIS PROMISE TO THE AMERICAN

PEOPLE ABOUT KEEPING THEIR

HEALTH CARE PLANS IF THEY

LIKE THEM.

IN AN INTERVIEW, CLINTON

SAID, I PERSONALLY BELIEVE,

EVEN IF IT TAKES A CHANGE IN

THE LAW, THE PRESIDENT

SHOULD HONOR THE COMMITMENT

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MADE

TO THESE PEOPLE AND LET THEM

KEEP WHAT THEY'VE GOT.

CLINTON ALSO SAID

OBAMACARE'S BOTCHED WEBSITE

ROLLOUT IS A BIG PROBLEM,

BUT HE SAYS THE COUNTRY IS

BETTER OFF WITH THE LAW THAN

WITHOUT IT.

Wendy: SIGN-UPS FOR

INSURANCE THROUGH

OBAMACARE'S FEDERAL

EXCHANGES APPARENTLY ARE

FALLING FAR SHORT OF THEIR

GOALS.

ACCORDING TO A HEALTH CARE

RESEARCH AND CONSULTING

FIRM.

ONLY ABOUT 50,000 PEOPLE

HAVE SIGNED UP SO FAR.

OBAMA'S ADMINISTRATION'S

TARGET WAS 500,000.

Mark: EXTORTION, IT IS

A STRONG WORD THAT MEANS PAY

ME MONEY OR SUFFER THE

CONSEQUENCES.

ONE BEST-SELLING AUTHOR SAYS

IT GOES ON IN THE HALLS OF

CREATION EVERCONGRESS EVERY

DAY AND IT IS ALL LEGAL.

PAUL STRAND REPORTS FROM

WASHINGTON.

Reporter: WHEN YOU

THINK ABOUT WHAT IS BROKEN

IN WASHINGTON, YOU MAY THINK

ABOUT THE ENDLESS ARGUMENTS

AND BUYING VOTES.

AND YOU MAY THINK THOSE TO

BLAME FOR IT ARE THE OUTSIDE

SPECIAL INTERESTS, OR THE

FAT-CAT LOBBYISTS, THE

N.R.A., THE A.R.P., BUT WHEN

IT COMES TO PROFITING FROM

THEIR POSITIONS, SUBSIDIZING

LAVISH LIFESTYLES AND

SKIRTING THE RULES TO DO IT,

YOU CAN ALSO BLAME MEMBERS

OF CONGRESS THEMSELVES.

THEY GET TO WRITE THE

RULES, SO THEY WRITE THE

RULES IN SUCH A WAY IT

DOESN'T APPLY TO THEM.

Reporter: IN HIS NEW

BOOK, AUTHOR PETER

SCHWEITZER TELLS THE

SHOCKING TRUTH ABOUT HOW

MEMBERS OF CONGRESS ON BOTH

SIDES OF THE AISLE HAVE BEEN

CREATING THEIR OWN SECRET

PRIVATE SLUSH FUNDS.

THEY SET UP THESE

VEHICLES CALLS LEADERSHIP

PACKS, AND THE F.E.C. HAS NO

RESTRICTIONS ON HOW CAN YOU

USE THAT MONEY.

LITERALLY, PAT, YOU HAVE

MEMBERS OF CONGRESS TAKING

THEIR FAMILIES ON TRIPS

OVERSEAS, AND THEY'RE GOING

AND PLAYING AT TOP GOLF

RESORTS AROUND THE WORLD,

THEY'RE STAYING AT

FIVE-STARR FIVE-STAR

RESORTS, AND LIMOUSINES, YOU

NAME IT.

IT IS NOT ABOUT WINNING AN

ELECTION OR RE-ELECTION, BUT

IT IS A LIFESTYLE SUBSIDY.

Reporter: HOW DO THEY

PAY FOR THEM?

HE SAYS THEY DO IT BY TAKING

DOWN ENTIRE INDUSTRIES.

BY FORCING TO PASS LAWS THAT

COULD HURT THEM OR NOT PASS

LAWS THAT COULD HELP THEM.

YOU DRAMATICALLY REDUCE

THE CHANCE THAT YOU ARE

GOING TO BE SUBJECT TO AN

INVESTIGATION BY THE F.C.C.,

OR THE PENALTIES YOU'RE

GOING TO FACE ARE GOING TO

BE DRAMATICALLY LESS.

IT IS A CLASSIC EXAMPLE OF

JUSTICE FOR SALE.

AND WE HAVE THE DEPARTMENT

OF JUSTICE, AND THIS

ADMINISTRATION IN

PARTICULAR, USING THE TOOL

OF THE LAW TO INTIMIDATE

POLITICAL OPPONENTS, AND TO

ENRICH THEMSELVES OR

AFFILIATED LAWYERS.

Reporter: PETER

SCHWEITZER SAYS MEMBERS OF

CONGRESS, BOTH REPUBLICAN

AND DEMOCRAT, ROUTINELY

ENGAGE IN A FORM OF

EXTORTION THAT WOULD GET THE

REST OF US THROWN IN

PRISON.

THEY WILL TAKE THEIR OWN

PERSONAL MONEY AND LOAN IT

TO THEIR CAMPAIGN, BUT THEY

WILL CHARGE THE COMPAIGNS

EXORBITANT INTEREST RATES.

WE HAD ONE CONGRESSWOMAN

FROM CALIFORNIA WHO CHARGED

18% A YEAR, AND TOOK MORE

THAN 20 YEARS TO PAY OFF THE

LOAN.

YOU CAN SEE WHERE THIS IS

LEADING.

IT IS A VERY CREATIVE WAY TO

WALK AWAY WITH HUNDREDS OF

THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS THAT IS

BEING SIPHONED OFF FROM YOUR

CAMPAIGN.

Reporter: PAUL STRAND,

CBN NEWS.

Wendy: SOME OF THE

WORLD'S TOP HUMAN RIGHTS

ABUSERS ARE BEING NAMED FOR

SEATS ON THE UNITED NATIONS

COUNCIL.

CHINA, RUSSIA, SAUDI ARABIA,

VIETNAM AND ALGERIA WERE

RUNNING UNA POSED FOR

UNOPPOSED FOR SEAT ON THE

BODY.

THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SAID,

"THEY CONSISTENTLY VOTE THE

WRONG WAY TO PROTECT THE

RIGHTS OF OTHERS."

FOR SAUDI ARABIA TO LECT ONE

HAWAII IS SET TO BECOME

THE NEXT STATE TO LEGALIZE

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE.

THE STATE SENATE IS EXPECTED

TO PASS A BILL BEFORE

SENDING IT TO THE GOVERNOR.

THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

APPROVED THE MEASURE LAST

WEEK.

MEANWHILE AN OPENLY LESBIAN

LAWMAKER VOTED AGAINST THE

BILL BECAUSE IT DOESN'T HAVE

GOOD RELIGIOUS PROTECTIONS.

REPRESENTATIVE JOE JORDAN

TOLD HONOLULU MAGAZINE, IF

THE EXEMPTIONS ARE NOT

BULLET-PROOF, THE LAW WILL

BE CHALLENGED IN COURT.

Wendy: THE CONSERVATIVE

BAPTIST ASSOCIATION IS SUING

THE SECRETARY OF VETERANS

AFFAIRS.

THE SUIT CLAIMS THAT THE

HEAD OF VETERANS AFFAIRS IN

SAN DIEGO RIDICULED TWO OF

ITS CHAPLAINS, CAUSING ONE

OF THE CHAPLAINS TO LEAVE

THE PROGRAM.

NOT LONG AFTER, THE PROGRAM

LEADER DISMISSED THE OTHER

ONE.

THEY CALLED THE ALLEGED

ACTIONS, QUOTE,"A VIOLATION

OF FEDERAL LAW, AND THE

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM GUARANTEES

OF THE FIRST AMENDMENT."

Mark: A TAXII DRIVER IN

NEW YORK IS USING HIS JOB TO

MINISTER TO THE PEOPLE OF

NEW YORK.

JOSEPH DEJUAN DRIVES A CAB

AROUND THE APPLE, BUT HE IS

ALSO AN EVANGELICAL PASTOR.

HE PLAYS CHRISTIAN HIP-HOP

WHILE DRIVING, AND SAYS THE

MUSIC IS WHAT USUALLY GETS

THE CONVERSATION STARTED

WITH HIS PASSENGERS.

*

*

ABOUT 80% OF THE PEOPLE

LOVE THE MESSAGE.

AND ONCE IN A WHILE YOU COME

ACROSS PEOPLE WHO DON'T WANT

TO HEAR NOTHING, BUT YOU

JUST PRAY FOR THEM.

Mark: DEJUAN SAYS TAXI

DRIVING IS JUST A SIDE JOB.

HE IS STUDYING FOR A

MASTER'S DEGREE IN

THEOLOGY.

GOOD FOR HIM.

Wendy: COMING UP, AN

EARLY WINTER STORM BEARS

DOWN ON THE NORTHERN U.S.,

JUST AS SCIENTISTS DECLARE

GLOBAL WARMING MAY BE ON A

BREAK.

Mark: THE RECENT PAUSE

IN GLOBAL WARMING COULD LAST

FOR ANOTHER COUPLE OF

DECADES, AND MAYBE LONGER.

THE WORLD'S AVERAGE SURFACE

TEMPERATURE HAS NOT GONE UP

SINCE THE LATE 1990s.

THE LONDON DAILY MAIL

REPORTS THAT NEW RESEARCH

SHOWS THAT NATURAL CYCLES

HAVE PLAYED A MAJOR ROLE IN

RISING AND FALLING

TEMPERATURES.

THAT COULD EXPLAIN WHY THE

PREDICTIONS OF RISING

TEMPERATURES FROM MANMADE

GLOBAL WARMING HAVE BEEN

WRONG.

Wendy: WELL, MEANWHILE,

SOME STATES ARE EXPERIENCING

AN ARCTIC CHILL, EVEN THOUGH

THE OFFICIAL START OF WINTER

IS STILL MORE THAN A MONTH

AWAY.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM HAS THE

STORY.

Reporter: A BLAST OF

ARCTIC AIR IS SWEEPING

ACROSS THE NORTHEASTERN

REGION OF THE NATION.

CAUSING THE FIRST WIDESPREAD

ACCUMULATION OF SNOW IN SOME

STATES.

FROM THE DAKOTAS IN SOUTHERN

MINNESOTA, TO WESTERN

PENNSYLVANIA, RESIDENTS WOKE

UP TO ROADS COVERED WITH ICE

AND SNOW.

THOSE LIVING ALONG THE GREAT

LAKES SAW ABOUT SIX INCHES

COAT THE GROUND NEAR NEW

BUFFALO, MICHIGAN.

THIS EARLY WAVE OF FREEZING

TEMPERATURES IS A REMIND: IT

I REMINDER: IT IS TIME TO

PREPARE.

A LITTLE BIT OF SNOW LIKE

THIS GETS PEOPLE THINKING.

WE SOLD QUITE A BIT OF SALT

THIS MORNING AND A BUNCH OF

SNOW SHOVELS.

WE'VE GOT TO MAKE SURE

WE'VE GOT ALL OF OUR CLIENTS

LINED UP, AND THE TRUCKS

HOOKED UP, MAKE SURE

EVERYTHING IS RIGHT.

Reporter: EVEN PLACES

WITH NO SNOW WARNINGS ARE

TAKING PRECAUTIONS.

IN LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY,

THEY'RE TREATING BRIDGES AND

OVERPASSES.

WE DO THIS EVERY YEAR AT

THIS TIME TO GET OUR PEOPLE

BACK INTO THE ROUTINE OF

KNOWING WHAT THEIR EQUIPMENT

IS DOING AND HOW TO USE IT.

Reporter: AND ALTHOUGH

THE COLDEST TEMPERATURES ARE

EXPECTED FROM WASHINGTON,

D.C. NORTHWARD TO NEW YORK

CITY AND BOSTON, PEOPLE AS

FAR SOUTH AS NORTH CAROLINA,

WHERE THERE ARE FROST

WARNINGS, ARE STOCKING UP ON

WOOD FOR THEIR FIRE PLACES.

WE'VE GOT POPS SPLITTING

ON THE SPLITTER, AND THERE

SEEMS TO BE A HIGH DEMAND

BECAUSE I GUESS EVERYONE

THINKS WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A

REALLY BAD WINTER.

Reporter: FOR THE

NORTHEASTERN STATES, THE

LOWEST TEMPERATURES WILL BE

FELT TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY,

HITTING BELOW FREEZING IN

SOME AREAS.

BUT THIS CHILLY WEATHER

WON'T STICK AROUND FOR

LONG.

TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO

GET WARMER AS THE WEEKEND

APPROACHES.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM, CBN NEWS.

Mark: UP NEXT, A FATHER

IS SNATCHED AWAY BY THE

NORTH KOREAN POLICE AND THEN

EXECUTED.

HEAR HIS CRIME AND HIS STORY

NEVER TOLD BEFORE NOW.

Wendy: NORTH KOREA

EXECUTED 80 PEOPLE BY FIRING

SQUAD RECENTLY FOR

MISDEMEANOR CRIMES LIKE

WATCHING TELEVISION PROGRAMS

FROM SOUTH KOREA OR

POSSESSING A BIBLE.

THAT'S THE REPORT FROM A

SOUTH KOREAN NEWSPAPER

PICKED UP BY THE LONDON

TELEGRAPH.

THE STORY SAYS THE

EXECUTIONS WERE HELD IN

SEVEN CITIES EARLIER THIS

MONTH.

IN ONE PLACE, THE LOCAL

GOVERNMENT GATHERED UP TO

10,000 PEOPLE, INCLUDING

CHILDREN, AND FORCED THEM TO

WATCH.

RELATIVES AND FRIENDS OF THE

VICTIMS REPORTEDLY WERE SENT

TO PRISON CAMPS.

DISTURBING, MARK.

Mark: HORRIBLE.

Wendy: NORTH KOREA IS A

BRUTAL DICTATORSHIP, WE KNOW

THAT, AND FEW PEOPLE EVER

ESCAPE TO FREEDOM.

Mark: YOU'RE ABOUT TO

MEET ONE WOMAN WHO MADE IT

OUT.

SHE WAS PART OF NORTH

KOREA'S SECRET UNDERGROUND

CHURCH.

GEORGE THOMAS TRAVELLED TO

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA TO MEET

HER.

George: HER NAME IS KIM

UGIN, AGED 31.

SHE WAS BORN IN PYEONGCHANG,

NORTH KOREA.

HER TESTIMONY IS RARE

CONSIDERING THE NUMBERS ON

NORTH KOREA.

THE C.I.A. ESTIMATES SOME

24 MILLION PEOPLE LIVE IN

THE COMMUNIST COUNTRY, AND

THE BEST GUESS IS ABOUT 2%,

480,000, ARE CHRISTIANS.

JUST A HANDFUL OF THEM HAVE

ESCAPED FROM THE BUDDHA

REGIME AND LIVED TO TELL

THEIR STORY.

KIM UGIN IS ONE OF THEM.

GROWING UP, I WAS TOLD BY

THE AUTHORITIES THAT THERE

WAS NO GOD IN THIS WORLD.

WE WERE ORDERED, INSTEAD TO

WORSHIP KI KIM EL-SUN.

George: WHAT WAS IT

LIKE BEING A BELIEVER IN

NORTH KOREA?

IT MEANT EVERY SATURDAY

EVENING, MY FAMILY GATHERED

IN THE BACK ROOM OF OUR

SMALL ASSESSMENT.

WE HAD TO BE VERY QUIET.

WE WHISPERED WHEN WE SANG OR

READ THE BIBLE.

George: GROWING UP, SHE

HEARD STORIES OF HOW HER

CITY, PYEONGCHANG, WAS ONCE

KNOWN AS THE JERUSALEM OF

THE EAST.

IN 1945, 13% OF THE

POPULATION WAS CHRISTIAN.

THE CITY WAS THE CENTER OF

CHRISTIANITY ON THE KOREAN

PENINSULA.

HALF A CENTURY LATER, KIM'S

FAITH MADE HER A TARGET.

MY PARENTS OFTEN ASKED ME

TO STAY OUTSIDE THE

APARTMENT ON SATURDAYS, TO

MAKE SURE NO ONE WAS COMING

WHEN WE PRAYED INSIDE.

George: OVER TIME, THE

MEETINGS GREW TO INCLUDE A

FEW FRIENDS AND EXTENDED

FAMILY.

WE HAD ONE BIBLE IN THE

HOUSE.

MY GRANDMOTHER, WHO WAS A

BELIEVER, HAD A CHINESE

BIBLE.

SHE TRANSLATED THE BIBLE BY

HAND INTO THE KOREAN

LANGUAGE ON PIECES OF

PAPER.

THAT'S HOW WE READ THE

BIBLE.

WE FOUND STRENGTH IN THOSE

PAGES.

George: BUT SOON THE

AUTHORITIES DISCOVERED HER

FATHER WAS A SECRET

BELIEVER.

Reporter: WE

WE BELIEVE THEY PLANTED

LISTENING DEVICES ON HIS

CLOTHES AND IN HIS SHOP.

George: THE AUTHORITIES

DISCOVERED THAT MISS KIM'S

FATHER WAS OPERATING AN

UNDERGROUND CHURCH IN NORTH

KOREA.

SO THEY RAIDED THE HOME AND

ARRESTED HIM, ALONG WITH AN

UNCLE.

BOTH MEN PROBABLY ENDED UP

IN ONE OF THE SIX LABOR

CAMPS IN NORTH KOREA.

DO YOU REMEMBER THAT DAY?

THE DAY MY FATHER WAS

ARRESTED, I WAS AT SCHOOL,

BUT I'LL NEVER FORGET THAT

DAY.

HE HUGGED ME BEFORE I LEFT

FOR SCHOOL.

AND LIKE EVERY OTHER DAY, HE

REMINDED ME TO BE CAREFUL.

EVERY MORNING AT THE

BREAKFAST TABLE HE WOULD

TELL US ONE DAY THE

GOVERNMENT WILL COME AND

ARREST US FOR BEING

CHRISTIANS.

HE WARNED US OF THE PRICE WE

WOULD SOME DAY PAY FOR OUR

FAITH.

I REMEMBER HIM SAYING, EVEN

IF I FACE DEATH, I BELIEVE

IN JESUS.

George: THE REGIME IS

ROUTINELY CITED FOR HUMAN

RIGHTS VIOLATIONS.

ONE IS A PROFESSOR OF LAW IN

SOUTH KOREA.

THEY ARE TREATED AS

CRIMINALS, AND ESPECIALLY

LIKE TERRORISTS.

AND THEY ARE PROSECUTED

BASED ON NATIONAL SECURITY

CRIME OF NORTH KOREA.

George: THIS VIDEO,

OBTAINED BY CBN NEWS,

REPORTEDLY SHOWS THE

EXECUTION OF NORTH KOREAN

CHRISTIANS.

George: DO YOU THINK

THAT YOUR FATHER IS ALIVE

TODAY?

NO.

EVERYONE KNOWS WHAT HAPPENS

WHEN GOVERNMENT AGENTS

ARREST CHRISTIANS IN NORTH

KOREA.

THEY NEVER MAKE IT OUT

ALIVE.

I KNOW MY FATHER IS IN

HEAVEN.

AND HE IS PRAYING FOR NORTH

KOREA AND MY FAMILY.

George: KIM'S MOTHER,

GRANDMOTHER, AND SIBLINGS

MANAGED TO ESCAPE THAT DAY

TO THE MOUNTAINS.

IN 2005, WITH THE HELP OF A

CHINESE PASTOR, SHE CROSSED

THE TUMAN RIVER AND DEFECTED

TO CHINA.

HER FAMILY FOLLOWED MONTHS

LATER.

IT WAS A DIFFICULT

DECISION.

I KNEW IF I GOT CAUGHT, I

WOULD BE SENT TO A PRISON

CAMP.

George: TODAY SHE IS

MARRIED AND HAS A BABY BOY.

I AM VERY PROUD OF WHAT

SHE DID.

HER FAMILY HAS GONE THROUGH

A LOT OVER THE YEARS.

SHE A HERO IN MY EYES.

George: KIM IS QUICK TO

BRUSH ASIDE THOSE

COMPLIMENTS, INSTEAD GIVING

HONOR TO THE MAN WHO LAID

DOWN HIS LIFE.

I GREW UP IN A LAND WHERE

THEY SAID THERE WAS NO GOD.

BUT MY FATHER TOLD ME

OTHERWISE.

HE LOVED CHRIST, AND FOR

THAT HE DIED.

George: SHE HAS A DREAM

TO ONE DAY GO BACK TO

PYEONGCHANG AND SHARE ABOUT

THIS LOVE WITH THE PEOPLE OF

NORTH KOREA.

GEORGE THOMAS, CBN NEWS,

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA.

Wendy: THANKS, GEORGE.

UP NEXT, HOW THIS NEW CENTER

IS HELPING CHRISTIANS

FULFILL THE BIBLICAL COMMAND

TO PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF

JERUSALEM.

Mark: MILLIONS OF

CHRISTIANS AROUND THE WORLD

ARE PRAYING FOR THE PEACE OF

JERUSALEM.

BUT THERE IS ALSO A PRAYER

MOVEMENT GOING ON IN THE

CITY ITSELF.

Wendy: CHRISTIANS FROM

INDIA RECENTLY DEDICATED A

PRAYER CENTER RIGHT IN THE

HEART OF JERUSALEM.

WE DEDICATE IT TO ISRAEL

FOR THE GLORY OF GOD.

[APPLAUSE]

Reporter: SEVERAL YEARS

AGO, DR. PAUL DENACAEN

DECIDED TO ESTABLISH THE

ISRAEL PRAYER TOWER IN

JERUSALEM.

MY HEART IS OVERWHELMED

WITH JOY.

I SAY THANK YOU, JESUS, TO

ALLOW ME FOR THE WORK YOU

HAVE GIVEN ME.

Reporter: ONE OF THE

MAIN GOALS IS SPECIFIC

PRAYER FOR THE NATIONS OF

THE WORLD.

TO PRAY FOR THE PEOPLES,

FOR THEM TO RECEIVE THE

GOSPEL, AND FOR THE NATIONS,

FOR THE PEOPLE TO RECEIVE

SOLUTIONS TO THE PROBLEMS OF

EACH NATION.

Reporter: SOME SEE THIS

AS A FULFILLMENT OF

PROPHECY.

THERE IS NO OTHER CITY ON

THE PLANET THAT GOD SAYS TO

PRAY FOR ITS PEACE, BUT

JERUSALEM.

PSALM 122.

NATIONS ARE COMING UP TO

JERUSALEM, AS PROPHESIED IN

ZEZECHARIAH.

I BELIEVE WHEN GOD IS ABOUT

TO DO SOMETHING BIG, HE

PREPARES A GREAT PARTY OF

INTERCESSORS.

WE SEE PEOPLE FROM INDIA,

PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE

WORLD NOW, COMING UP TO

PRAY.

Reporter: THIS PRAYER

CENTER IS ONE OF SEVERAL IN

THE CITY.

CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

JERUSALEM.

Wendy: SO EXCITING.

I JUST WISH I WAS THERE

RIGHT NOW.

Mark: I KNOW.

I WOULD LOVE TO GO TO THE

HOLY LAND SOME DAY, TO BE A

PART OF THE PRAYER EVENTS.

TO SEE A PRAYER TOWER RIGHT

IN THE HEART OF IT.

AND I GUESS THAT'S NOT THE

ONLY ONE.

Wendy: WE'LL PRAY THAT

YOU GET TO GO.

Mark: THAT WOULD BE

AWESOME.

Wendy: BECAUSE I'VE

BEEN THERE THREE TIMES.

Mark: RUB IT IN.

Wendy: THAT'S ALL

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