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CBN NewsWatch: November 15, 2013

On CBN Newswatch, Nov. 15: Typhoon-weary Filipinos: 'Only God can help us'; Violence, looting rampant in Tacloban; Another blow: 39 Dems join House's Obamacare fix; and more. Read Transcript


TONIGHT ON "NEWSWATCH,"

THE AFTERMATH OF TYPHOON

HAIYAN, A LOOK AT THE

DISASTER RELIEF EFFORTS IN

THE REGION.

PLUS, CHINA'S ONE-CHILD

POLICY, THE LATEST STEP

TOWARDS ABOLISHING THE RULE,

AND WHAT THAT MEANS FOR THE

FUTURE OF CHINA.

AND MEET ONE OLYMPIC GOLD

MEDALIST AND LEARN ABOUT HIS

CAMPAIGN TO REACH A NEW

GENERATION OF SWIMMERS.

ALL OF THIS AND MORE TONIGHT

ON "NEWSWATCH."

GOOD EVENING, I'M MARK

MARTIN.

IT HAS BEEN A WEEK SINCE

TYPHOON HAIYAN HIT THE

PHILIPPINES HUNDREDS OF

THOUSANDS ARE HOMELESS, AND

MANY MORE NEED FOOD AND

WATER.

OFFICIALS SAY 10,000 MAY BE

DEAD.

IN THE MIDST OF ALL OF THE

SUFFERING, THE PEOPLE ARE

TURNING TO THE CHURCH TO

MAKE IT THROUGH THESE

TROUBLED TIMES.

GEORGE THOMAS REPORTS FROM

TACLOBAN.

*

George: IT IS ALMOST

IMPOSSIBLE TO IMAGINE, BUT A

HEAVENLY CHORUS IS RISING IN

THE MIDDLE OF SO MUCH HEART

ATTACK AND DEVASTATION.

ONE WEEK AFTER THEIR LIVES

WERE TURNED UP SIDE DOWN,

NEWLYWEDS REALLEN AND ROD

RODOLFO SAY THERE IS NO

BETTER PLACE TO BE THAN

CHURCH.

WE CAME TO PRAY FOR OUR

FAMILY, OUR CHILDREN, AND

OUR CHURCH.

ONLY GOD CAN HELP US.

OUR CITY NEEDS HIM.

George: FOR DECADES,

SANT ONINO CHURCH HAS STOOD

AS A PILLAR IN THIS

COMMUNITY OF TACLOBAN.

THEN LAST WEEK ON FRIDAY, A

DEVASTATING STORM AND A

MASSIVE WALL OF WATER CAME

RUSHING TOWARDS THE CHURCH.

AND TODAY IT IS FILLED WITH

WATER, DEBRIS STREWN ON ONE

SIDE OF THE CHURCH.

BUT YET IT HAS NOT SHAKEN

THE FAITH OF THE

CONGREGATION MEMBERS.

THIS IS NOT SUPPOSED TO

BE A TIME FOR US TO COMPLAIN

TO GOD.

FATHER OLIVER MAZO IS ONE

OF THE VICKERS AT SAN

ONINO.

HE HAS THE DIFFICULT TASK OF

SPEAKING LIFE AND HOPE INTO

A CITY THAT HISTORY LITTLE

OF EITHER.

SUFFERING COMES IN ORDER

FOR US TO REALIZE THAT EARTH

IS NOT THE END OF LIFE.

BUT THERE IS HEAVEN, THAT WE

HOPE FOR.

George: A WEEK AFTER

TYPHOON HAIYAN CUT A PATH OF

DESTRUCTION ACROSS CENTRAL

PHILIPPINES, INTERNATIONAL

RELIEF AGENCIES FACE THE

DAUNTING TASK OF AIDING

HOMELESS SURVIVORS, LIKE

MARIAM, DIRTY, HUNGRY,

THIRSTY, AND DAYS AWAY FROM

GIVING BIRTH.

SHE, HER HUSBAND, AND

1-YEAR-OLD SON LIVE IN THIS

SMALL SHACK.

WE ARE SO AFRAID OF

PANICKING, THAT WE DON'T

KNOW WHAT TO DO.

George: ROADS TO AND

FROM THE CITY ARE ALMOST

IMPASSEABLE, LITTERED WITH

DEBRIS AND FALLEN TREES.

THE LIVING ARE DESPERATELY

SEARCHING FOR FOOD, WATER,

AND SHELTER.

SOME ARE STILL LOOKING

THROUGH THE REMAINS OF

DESTROYED HOMES, STILL

SEARCHING FOR MISSING LOVED

ONES AND BELONGINGS.

ON THE STREETS OF TACLOBAN,

HUNDREDS OF SOLDIERS ARE ON

WATCH, SETTING UP NUMEROUS

CHECK POINTS, BUT SPEND SOME

TIME HERE AND YOU BEGIN TO

UNDERSTAND THE SCALE OF THE

DISASTER AND THE CHALLENGES

FACING THIS NATION.

500,000 PEOPLE ARE

HOMELESS.

AND NEARLY FOUR MILLION HAVE

BEEN AFFECTED BY THE STORM.

LATE THIS WEEK A HOPEFUL

SIGN AS SURVIVORS LINED UP

FOR HANDOUTS OF RICE AND

WATER.

BACK AT SAN SANT ONINO, THE

PASTOR ENCOURAGES PEOPLE NOT

TO COME.

SUFFERING COMES IN ORDER

FOR US TO REALIZE EARTH IS

NOT THE END OF LIFE.

BUT THERE IS HEAVEN.

George: GEORGE THOMAS,

CBN NEWS, TACLOBAN,

PHILIPPINES.

Mark: THE AUTHORITIES

HAVE DECLARE MARSHAL LAW IN

PARTS OF THE PHILIPPINES.

LUCILLE TALUSEN HAS MORE

FROM TACLOBAN.

Reporter: OUR CBN NEWS

TEAM CAUGHT THIS SCENE IN

DOWNTOWN TACLOBAN.

PEOPLE WHO ARE RUNNING FROM

ARMED CIVILIANS WHO ARE

SHOOTING AT SECURITY

FORCES.

VIOLENCE IS RAMPANT IN THE

AFFECTED AREAS BECAUSE

PEOPLE ARE HUNGRY.

TONS OF RELIEF GOODS ARE

COMING IN FROM DIFFERENT

PARTS OF THE WORLD.

BUT IT IS SAD TO SAY

DISTRIBUTION HAS BEEN VERY

SLOW.

PEOPLE IN THE FAR AREAS FACE

DEATH BECAUSE THERE IS NO

FOOD OR WATER.

ON TOP OF THAT, THERE IS

THIS STENCH AND SIGHT OF

DEAD BODIES ROTTING IN THE

SUN.

BEHIND ME ARE BLOATED, DEAD

BODIES THAT ARE STILL LINING

UP THE STREETS, AND THE

STORM HAPPENED LAST FRIDAY.

AND YET THEY ARE STILL

HERE.

RESIDENTS HERE FEAR THE

UNBURIED DEAD WILL SPREAD

DISEASE AND MORE DEATH.

MARIA MORENO IS ONE OF THOSE

DESPERATE TO GET OUT OF THE

TACLOBAN CITY.

HER WHOLE FAMILY, 17

MEMBERS, HAVE BEEN WAITING

IN THIS AIRPORT FOR TWO

DAYS.

WE WILL DIE HERE IF WE

DON'T LEAVE.

NOTHING IS LEFT.

WE LOST OUR HOUSES.

EVERYTHING.

AND IT IS NOT SAFE ANYMORE.

LAWLESS MEN RANSACK HOUSES

AND WE HAVE NEIGHBORS WHO

WERE KILLED AND RAPED.

WE DON'T KNOW WHERE TO GO.

BUT WE HAVE DECIDED TO BEGIN

A NEW LIFE SOMEWHERE ELSE.

Reporter: MARIA IS A

REGULAR VIEWER OF "700 CLUB"

ASIA.

WHEN SHE LEARNED WE WERE

FROM CBN, SHE IMMEDIATELY

ASKED FOR PRAYER.

AND AS THE TEAM PRAYED FOR

HER, SHE SURRENDERED HER

LIFE TO JESUS.

WE ALSO SHARED OUR FOOD AND

WATER WITH THE FAMILY.

NOT KNOWING HOW LONG THEY

WOULD HAVE TO WAIT FOR A

FLIGHT OUT.

AFTER SEVERAL HOURS, A VERY

HAPPY MARIA TOLD US THE

WHOLE FAMILY WAS GETTING ON

A FLIGHT.

IT IS ANSWERED PRAYERS.

IT IS SO HARD TO GET A

FLIGHT, BUT THEY ARE

ACCOMMODATING ALL OF US.

THANK YOU FOR PRAYING

BECAUSE NOW I FEEL LIGHT AND

MY HEADACHE IS GONE.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, "700

CLUB."

Reporter: BUT TENS OF

THOUSANDS ARE STILL TRAPPED

HERE, IN DESPERATE NEED OF

THE ASSISTANCE THAT

ORGANIZATIONS LIKE CBN

DISASTER RELIEF IS

DELIVERING.

LUCILLE TALUSEN, CBN NEWS,

TACLOBAN, PHILIPPINES.

Mark: KEEP THE

PHILIPPINES IN YOUR

PRAYERS.

STILL TO COME ON TONIGHT'S

"NEWSWATCH," WE'LL TAKE A

CLOSER LOOK AT THE WORK OF

"OPERATION BLESSING" IN THE

AREA.

STICK AROUND FOR THAT.

FIRST, CHINA IS RELAXING ITS

INFAMOUS ONE-CHILD POLICY.

THE CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY

MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT TODAY

AFTER A FOUR-DAY MEETING OF

PARTY LEADERS.

UNDER THE NEW RULES, COUPLES

CAN HAVE TWO CHILDREN IF ONE

OF THE PARENTS IS AN ONLY

CHILD.

THE CURRENT RULE ALLOWS

RURAL AREAS TWO CHILDREN IF

THE FIRST CHILD IS A GIRL.

THEY HAVE PERFORMED ABOUT

336 MILLION ABORTIONS.

JOINING US VIA SKYPE IS

CHILING, THE FOUNDER OF "ALL

GIRLS ALLOWED," A CHRISTIAN

MINISTRY AIMED AT ENDING

CHINA'S ONE-CHILD POLICY.

CHILING, WHAT BROUGHT THIS

DECISION TO ALLOW MORE

KIDS.

TO NOT ALLOW MORE KIDS

WAS FORMED IN THE LATE

'70s, AND EARLY '80s,

AND CREATED SUCH MASSIVE

BRUTAL AND CRIME AGAINST

WOMEN AND CHILDREN.

SO WE HAVE BEEN ADVOCATING

IN THE NAME OF JESUS TO END

THIS ONE-CHILD POLICY.

AND SO WE ARE RECEIVING THIS

LATEST STATEMENT OR DECISION

BY THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT

AND FAMILY PLANNING

COMMITTEE, THAT THEY WILL

CONTINUE THE ONE-CHILD

POLICY AND A NATIONAL POLICY

WITH ONLY MINOR

MODIFICATIONS.

ON ONE HAND WE WELCOME THE

A ACCRUEMENT, AND WE URGE

THEM TO END THIS BRUTAL

POLICY IMMEDIATELY.

Mark: WOULD YOU SAY

THAT CHINA COULD EXPECT A

BABY BOOM IN THE NEXT FEW

YEARS?

WE HOPE SO.

BECAUSE IT IS AN AGING

POPULATION, AND THERE IS A

MASSIVE DEMOGRAPHIC

PROBLEM.

THE WORSE IS CREATED GENDERCIDE.

WHEN ONE OUT OF SIX GIRLS

ARE KILLED WHEN FAMILIES, IF

GIVEN ONLY ONE CHILD, CHOOSE

TO HAVE A BOY.

SO THERE ARE 46 MILLION MEN

WHO WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO

FIND A WIFE AND CREATE A

FAMILY WITH CHILDREN.

IT CREATES SEX TRAFFICKING.

Mark: DO YOU FEEL THAT

THE IMPROVEMENTS WILL HELP

CRACK DOWN ON THAT

GENDERCIDE?

NOT AT ALL.

STATISTICS SHOWS WHEN PEOPLE

WERE GIVEN A CHANCE TO HAVE

TWO CHILDREN, VERSES ONE

CHILD, THEY WOULD INCREASE

THE LIKELIHOOD OF GENDERCIDE

BECAUSE IF THEY HAVE A BABY

GIRL, THEN THEY WANT TO

REALLY MAKE SURE THEY HAVE A

BABY BOY.

SO IT WILL ONLY WORSEN THE

GENECIDE PROBLEM.

WE REALLY APPRECIATE YOU AND

CALL ON YOU TO JOIN US IN

PRAYER.

Mark: ALBANIA HAS

REJECTED A U.S. REQUEST TO

DESTROY SYRIA'S CHEMICAL

ARSENAL.

THE AGENCY IN CHARGE OF

RIDDING SYRIA OF THEIR

WEAPON CHEMICAL WEAPONS

WANTS THEM DESTROYED OUTSIDE

OF THE COUNTRY.

ALBANIA EMERGED AS A

POSSIBLE LOCATION, BUT THE

BALKAN NATION REJECTED

THIS.

THE REJECTION COMES ON THE

NOVEMBER 15th DEADLINE FOR

A DETAILED PLAN TO DESTROY

THE ARSENAL BY MID-2014.

PRESIDENT OBAMA IS ASKING

CONGRESS NOT TO ADD MORE

SANCTIONS AGAINST IRAN.

HE WANTS TO GIVE THE

INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY MORE

TIME TO WORK OUT A

DIPLOMATIC SOLUTION.

THE MAJOR POWERS CAME CLOSE

TO STRIKING A DEAL TO EASE

SANCTIONS ON IRAN EARLIER

THIS MONTH.

MEANWHILE, ISRAEL'S BENJAMIN

NETANYAHU SAYS HE IS NOT

IMPRESSED WITH REPORTS THAT

IRAN HAS NOT EXPANDED ITS

NUCLEAR PROGRAM.

THE PRIME MINISTER SAYS IRAN

ALREADY HAS THE ABILITY TO

CREATE THE MATERIAL TO BUILD

A NUCLEAR BOMB.

THEY'VE GOT ENOUGH

FACILITIES, ENOUGH MATERIAL,

TO DEVELOP AND TO COMPLETE

THE MATERIAL WHICH IS AT THE

CORE OF AN ATOMIC BOMB.

THEY HAVE THAT.

AND THE TEST TODAY IS NOT

WHETHER THEY ADD TO WHAT

THEY ALREADY HAVE.

THE QUESTION IS: WILL THE

INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY ROLL

BACK WHAT THEY HAVE?

Mark: THE INTERNATIONAL

NEGOTIATIONS ARE SCHEDULED

TO RESUME NEXT WEEK.

COMING UP, A LOOK AT THE

REPUBLICAN RESPONSE TO THE

PRESIDENT'S LATEST PROPOSAL

ON THE HEALTH CARE LAW.

Mark: WELCOME BACK.

THE REPUBLICAN-CONTROLLED

HOUSE PASSED LEGISLATION

TODAY INTENDED TO RESCUE

CONSUMERS WHO HAVE BEEN

LOSING THEIR INSURANCE

BECAUSE OF THE PRESIDENT'S

AFFORDABLE CARE ACT.

DALE HURD HAS THE STORY.

Reporter: THE BILL

WOULD ALLOW INSURANCE

COMPANIES TO KEEP OFFERING

POLICIES THAT ARE BEING

CANCELLED BECAUSE OF

OBAMACARE.

THE KEEP YOUR HEALTH CARE

PLAN PASSED WITH THE HELP OF

THE DEMOCRATS.

IT OFFERS A LEGISLATIVE

SOLUTION TO HELP AMERICANS

GET A LIFE BOAT, A LIFE

CRAFT, OUT FROM UNDER THE

CRUSHING WEIGHT OF THIS

LAW.

Reporter: THE WHITE

HOUSE HAS THREATENED TO VETO

THE HOUSE BILL IF IT REACHES

PRESIDENT OBAMA'S DESK.

THE HOUSE VOTE CAME AFTER

THE PRESIDENT DID AN ABRUPT

ABOUT FACE ON THURSDAY AND

SAID AMERICANS COULD KEEP

THEIR INSURANCE AS HE

PROMISED IN 2010.

President Obama: IF YOU

LIKE YOUR DOCTOR, YOU CAN

KEEP YOUR DOCTOR.

WE DID FUMBLE THE BALL ON

IT.

I'M GOING TO MAKE SURE THAT

WE GET IT FIXED.

Reporter: THE

ANNOUNCEMENT WAS A HUGE

RELIEF FOR SENATE DEMOCRATS

WHO COULD BE UNSEATED IN

ELECTIONS NEXT YEAR BECAUSE

OF VOTER FURY OVER

OBAMACARE.

THE PRESIDENT'S

ANNOUNCEMENT IS A GREAT

FIRST STEP.

WE WILL PROBABLY NEED

LEGISLATION TO MAKE IT

STICK.

WHEN YOU LOOK AT

OBAMACARE, FRANKLY, I DON'T

THINK THERE IS A WAY TO FIX

IT.

Reporter:

Reporter: CANCELLED

PLANS NOW HAVE TO BE

REPRISED AND FILED WITH

STATE REGULATORS FOR

APPROVAL.

THEN IT IS UP TO STATE

INSURANCE COMMISSIONERS TO

IMPLEMENT THE CHANGE.

THE WHOLE PROCESS USUALLY

TAKES MONTHS.

ALREADY ONE STATE,

WASHINGTON, SAID IT IS NOT A

VIABLE FIX.

IT IS A BIG BLACK MARK ON

THE PRESIDENT'S SIGNATURE

ACHIEVEMENT, AND THE

DEMOCRATS WHO SUPPORTED IT.

DALE HURD, CBN NEWS.

Mark: UP NEXT, OLYMPIC

SWIMMER COLIN JONES TALKS

ABOUT HIS LIFE-SAVING

CAMPAIGN.

Mark: NEARLY 10 PEOPLE

DROWN EVERY DAY IN THE

UNITED STATES.

DROWNING IS ALSO ONE OF THE

LEADING CAUSES OF ACCIDENTAL

DEATH AMONG CHILDREN.

WHEN COLIN JONES WAS FIVE

YEARS OLD, HE ALMOST BECAME

ONE OF THESE STATISTICS.

TODAY HE IS AN OLYMPIC

SWIMMER.

HE IS ALSO ON A MISSION TO

SAVE LIVES.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM HAS HIS STORY

IN TONIGHT'S FOCUS REPORT.

Reporter: AT 6' 5,"

COLIN JONES' SPEED AND SKILL

IN THE SWIMMING POOL LED TO

TWO GOLD AND TWO SILVER

OLYMPIC MEDALS.

HE IS ALSO ONLY THE SECOND

AFRICAN-AMERICAN IN HISTORY

TO TAKE GOLD IN SWIMMING.

I HAD A LOT OF SUCCESS IN

LONDON.

MY LIFE HAS CHANGED A LOT.

A LOT MORE RED CARPETS,

AIRLINE FOOD AND HOTELS.

IT HAS BEEN FUN.

I ENJOY IT.

Reporter: SWIMMING

HELPED MAKE JONES A

CELEBRITY AND A BIT OF A

FASHION ICON.

MY DAD WAS BIG INTO WHEN

YOU WALK OUT OF THE HOUSE,

YOU REPRESENT THE JONES'

FAMILY.

IT HAS ALWAYS STUCK WITH

ME.

I'M VERY INTO FASHION.

AT FIRST I THOUGHT I WOULD

LIKE TO WRITE FOR G.Q., BUT

I WANTED TO START MY OWN

LINE.

Reporter: STILL, MORE

IMPORTANT THAN HIS FASHION

AND FAME, SWIMMING HAS GIVEN

JONES A PLATFORM TO PREACH A

LIFE-SAVING MESSAGE.

YOU NEED TO CHANGE THE

PERCEPTION OF SWIMMING FROM

JUST BIB BEING A SPORT, IT

IS A GREAT SPORT, BUT IT IS

ALSO A LIFE SKILL.

IT IS JUST LIKE RIDING A

BIKE.

ONCE YOU LEARN, YOU NEVER

FORGET.

Reporter: COLIN NEARLY

DROWNED AT AGE FIVE.

HIS FLOAT FLIPPED OVER IN

THE DEEP END OF THE POOL.

IT SENT HIM PLUNGING UNDER

THE WATER FOR ABOUT 30

SECONDS.

A CHILD CAN DROWN IN A

LITTLE AS 20.

I VIVIDLY REMEMBER WHAT

IT FEELS LIKE.

I HAVE GONE TO THAT PLACE A

COUPLE OF TIMES IN PRACTICE,

WHERE I WOULD HAVE TO HOLD

MY BREATH FOR A REALLY,

REALLY LONG TIME.

AND LOOKING UP AND SAYING,

THAT'S MAYBE TOO FAR FOR ME

TO GET THE AIR.

I WAS APPREHENSIVE TO GET

BACK IN THE WATER.

IT TOOK MY MOM PUSHING ME,

TAKING ME TO PRACTICES, AND

I WENT TO THREE DIFFERENT

TEACHERS BEFORE I ACTUALLY

STARTED TO FEEL COMFORTABLE

ENOUGH, TO BE COMFORTABLE

ENOUGH IN THE WATER TO PUT

MY FACE IN THE WATER.

Reporter: THE OLYMPIAN

NOW FEELS MORE AT HOME IN

THE WATER THAN OUT.

WHEN HE IS NOT TRAINING, HE

TRAVELS WITH THE U.S.A.

SWIMMING FOUNDATION.

THEIR "MAKE A SPLASH" TOUR

HELPS CHILDREN GET

COMFORTABLE IN THE WATER,

AND BEAT THE STATISTICS.

50% OF LATIN AMERICANS

DON'T KNOW HOW TO SWIM.

UNDER THE APE OF 14, IT IS

THE SECOND LEADING CAUSE OF

CHILDREN.

70% OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN

DON'T KNOW HOW TO SWIM.

Reporter: A UNIVERSITY

STUDY LOOKED AT THE REASONS

MANY AVOID THE WATER, THEY

INCLUDE FEAR, HAVING PARENTS

WHO DON'T KNOW HOW TO SWIM,

AND EVEN PHYSICAL

APPEARANCE.

WHEN IT COMES FROM

AFRICAN-AMERICAN LADIES AND

THEIR HAIR, I GET IT.

MY MOM SPENDS GOOD MONEY ON

HER HAIR.

WHEN I MAKE A WATER-PROOF

CAP, BESIDES BEING A

MULTI-MILLIONAIRE, I'LL LET

EVERYONE KNOW.

Reporter: UNTIL THEN,

JONES SHARES HIS STORY OF

SURVIVAL, ALONG WITH STORIES

OF PAIN AND LOSS.

LIKE THAT OF ONE TOLEDO

MOM.

SHE IS LIKE ANOTHER MOM

TO ME.

WHEN I HEAR HER STORY, I

TEAR UP INSTANTLY BECAUSE

THAT IS PRETTY MUCH ALMOST

WHAT MY MOM HAD TO GO

THROUGH.

IT WAS HORRIBLE.

IT WAS THE WORST PHONE CALL

I EVER RECEIVED IN MY WHOLE

LIFE.

Reporter: WANDA'S

16-YEAR-OLD SON, JOSH,

DROWNED, DURING A RAFTING

TRIP WITH FRIENDS ON A

MICHIGAN LAKE.

JOSH WAS IN THE WATER, ON

THE RAFT, AND HE GOT IN

TROUBLE.

SOMEHOW THE RAFT FLOATED OUT

TO WHERE IT GOT DEEPER AND

DEEPER, AND JOSH COULDN'T

SWIM.

MY DAD SAW ONE OF HIS

RELATIVES DROWN WHEN HE WAS

A YOUNGSTER.

IT GAVE HIM A TREMENDOUS

FEAR OF DROWNING.

HE INSTILLED THAT IN ME, AND

THEN I GAVE IT TO MY SON.

Reporter: A SIGN SNOW

STANDS AT THAT LAKE, BOTH AS

A WARNING AND A REMINDER OF

JOSH'S DROWNING.

I DIDN'T KNOW THAT JOSH

SHOULD KNOW HOW TO SWIM.

BUT I KNOW NOW THAT SWIMMING

IS A LIFE SKILL.

Reporter: A YEAR AFTER

THE TRAGEDY, WANDA STARTED A

PROGRAM TO TEACH CHILDREN TO

SWIM.

IT'S CALLED "THE JOSH

PROJECT."

THOUSANDS OF KIDS NOW SWIM

THANKS TO THE PROGRAM.

AND ONE OF THE "JOSH

PROJECT'S" BIGGEST

SUPPORTERS, COLIN JONES.

WHEN YOU'RE BLESSED, YOU

HAVE TO GIVE BACK.

WHEN I WON AND GOT A GOLD

MEDAL, A FRIEND OF MINE

SAYS, WHAT CAN YOU DO FOR

THE SPORT OF SWIMMING?

AND I MADE THAT BIGGER.

AND WORKING WITH THIS

INITIATIVE IS MY WAY OF

GIVING BACK AND GETTING MY

PASTOR OFF MY BACK.

[LAUGHTER]

Reporter: THOUGH HE

JOKES ABOUT HIS PASTOR,

COLIN PRAISES ALL OF HIS

WORK, AND HONORS THE FAITH

THAT HAS SUSTAINED HIM SINCE

HE WAS A CHILD, AND THAT

PASTOR INTRODUCED HIM TO

CHRISTIANITY.

A MONTH LATER, I FOUND

OUT MY MOM HAD CANCER.

AND I THINK IT HELPED ME SO

MUCH, BEING IN CHURCH EVERY

SUNDAY, AND HEARING FROM MY

PASTOR, AND MY PASTOR COMING

TO ME.

Reporter: THAT COMFORT

GAVE YOUNG COLIN COURAGE TO

SHARE HIS FAITH WITH HIS

HERO, HIS FATHER.

MY MOM SAID I BLEW MY DAD

OUT OF THE WATER.

I WAS 12 YEARS OLD WHEN I

SAID, I'M NOT WORRIED ABOUT

MOM -- SHE HAD CANCER -- I

KNOW I'LL SEE HER.

DAD, I'M WORRIED BOWER YOUR

ABOUT YOUR SOUL BECAUSE

YOU'RE DISCONNECTED FROM THE

CHURCH.

THAT NEXT SUNDAY, HE WENT TO

CHURCH AND EVERY SUNDAY.

Reporter: MOM BEAT

CANCER TWICE.

HIS DAD DIED OF LUNG CANCER

WHEN COLIN WAS JUST 16.

HE WEARS THE SAME NUMBER AS

HIS DAD WHEN HE PLAYS

BASKETBALL, AND A CROSS ON

HIS BACK.

NO LONGER WORRIED ABOUT HIS

FATHER'S SOUL.

HE WAS AT EVERY SINGLE

PRACTICE.

HE PUSHED ME JUST BECAUSE HE

WAS AN ATHLETE HIMSELF.

Reporter: EPHRAIM

GRAHAM, CBN NEWS, CHARLOTTE,

NORTH CAROLINA.

Mark: AT THE TOP OF OUR

NEWSCAST, GEORGE THOMAS AND

LUCILLE TALUSEN REPORTED

ABOUT THE STARK REALITIES

FACING THE FILIPINO PEOPLE

IN TYPHOON HAIYAN'S

AFTERMATH.

WE WANTED TO END THE

NEWSCAST WITH SOME GOOD NEWS

CBN'S "OPERATION BLESSING"

PHILIPPINES.

THEY ARE ON MULTIPLE FRONTS

ACROSS THE NATION, FINALLY

ABLE TO REACH SOME REMOTE

AREAS.

THEY'RE IN OUTLYING REMOTE

TOWNS FROM TACLOBAN.

TEAMS DISTRIBUTED WHAT WATER

AND FOOD THEY WERE ABLE TO

BRING WITH THEM, EVEN AS

MORE IS STARTING TO ARRIVE.

AND THEY WERE ABLE TO TREAT

SOME INJURED PEOPLE, AND

WORKING TO SEND OUT MORE

MEDICAL TEAMS.

GO TO cbnnews.com TO SEE

ALL OF OUR REPORTS FROM THE

PHILIPPINES AND LEARN MORE

ABOUT CBN'S DISASTER RELIEF

AND HOW YOU CAN HELP.

IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT.

THAT'S ALL FOR THIS EDITION

OF NEUTRAL.

"NEWSWATCH."

REMEMBER YOU CAN E-MAIL US

YOUR COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS

AT CBNNEWS.COM.

HOPE YOU'LL JOIN US NEXT

TIME.

HAVE A GREAT AND RESTFUL

WEEKEND.

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