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Christian World News: November 22, 2013

This week on Christian World News: Two weeks after a devastating typhoon hit the Philippines, relief groups are literally blazing new trails to get relief to remote areas of the country. Plus, remembering C.S. Lewis on the 50th anniversary of ... Read Transcript


WE ARE TRULY BRINGING THE

FIRST RELIEF SUPPLIES INTO

THE COMMUNITY.

TODAY ON CHRISTIAN WORLD

NEWS, HOW ONE AID GROUP IS

LITERALLY BLAZING NEW TRAILS

TO GET RELIEF TO REMOTE

AREAS OF THE PHILIPPINES.

PLUS, REMEMBERING C.F.LEWIS

ON THE 15th ANNIVERSARY OF

THIS DEATH.

AND THE DARK SIDE OF

INTERNATIONAL ADOPTION.

SOME ADOPTIVE FAMILIES ARE

DUMPING PROBLEM CHILDREN.

NOW MINISTRIES ARE STEPPING

UP TO HELP THESE FAMILIES

AND THOSE TROUBLED KIDS.

WELCOME TO THIS EDITION

OF CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS.

I'M EPHRAIM GRAHAM.

MORE THAN TWO WEEKS AFTER A

DEADLY TYPHOON SLAMMED INTO

THE PHILIPPINES, REMOTE

VILLAGES DEVASTATED BY THE

STORM ARE GETTING AID FOR

THE VERY FIRST TIME.

GEORGE THOMAS HAS THE STORY

NOW FROM THE PHILIPPINES.

George: CBN DISASTER

RELIEF TEAMS LITERALLY SPEND

THE DAY CHOPPING THEIR WAY

INTO THE INTERIOR VILLAGES.

THE GOVERNMENT IS TRYING

TO REACH THESE COMMUNITIES,

BUT THEY ARE OVERWHELMED BY

THE SCALE OF DISASTER.

George: SO AT DAWN THIS

MORNING, FRANCISCO AND HIS

TEAM OF VOLUNTEERS SET OUT

TO BRING EMERGENCY SUPPLIES

TO VILLAGERS IN LUDEN, A TWO

HOUR DRIVE FROM TACLOBAN.

BUT THEY HAD A FEW PROBLEMS

GETTING THERE.

AS YOU CAN SEE, IT IS NOT

EASY TRAVELLING TO THESE

FARFLUNG AREAS.

THE ROADS ARE BAD, AND

THERE ARE FALLEN TREES AND

TOPPLED POWER LINES.

George: FINALLY THE

STRUCK GETS THROUGH.

AND PEOPLE ARE WALKING RIGHT

BEHIND.

THIS IS DISPRAYS. DESPERATION.

WE ARE TRYING TO GET INTO

THE DEEP, INTERIOR PARTS OF

THE VILLAGE.

AND WE ARE TRULY BRINGING

THE FIRST RELIEF SUPPLIES

INTO THE COMMUNITY.

IT IS THE ONGOING CHALLENGE,

THE ONGOING EFFORTS TO

SLOWLY BRING THESE

DEVASTATED AREAS BACK TO

LIFE.

AND WITHIN MINUTES OF

ARRIVING AT THE DISTRIBUTION

SITES, THEY COME FROM ALL

CORNERS OF THE VILLAGE.

MEN, WOMEN, CHILDREN, THE

YOUNG AND OLD, GRATEFUL TO

SEE HELP FINALLY ARRIVE.

EVERY TIME PEOPLE SEE

OUTSIDERS COMING INTO THE

VILLAGE, IT GIVES THEM

HOPE.

IT IS A BIG HELP TO THEM.

George: BEFORE HANDING

OUT THE AID, FRANCISCO TAKES

A MOMENT TO SPEAK A BLESSING

OVER THE VILLAGE.

I TELL THEM THAT NOTHING

IS IMPOSSIBLE WITH GOD.

WHATEVER THE CIRCUMSTANCES,

GOD WILL BE ALWAYS THERE FOR

YOU.

George: THEN THE

DISTRIBUTION BEGINS, WITH

EACH PERSON GETTING RICE,

NOODLES, BABY FORMULA, TUNA,

BREAD AND WATER.

THIS IS THE FIRST TIME

ANYBODY HAS COME TO OUR

VILLAGE WITH AID.

George: IN ONE CORNER

OF THE COURTYARD IS A SIGN

THAT READS, "HELP, HUNGER

STRIKES."

ANOTHER READS, "WE NEED

FOOD."

TODAY THOSE PRAYERS HAVE

BEEN ANSWERED.

WE ARE SO HAPPY THAT YOU

CAME TO OUR VILLAGE TODAY TO

BRING US THESE GOODS.

IT WILL GO A LONG WAY TO

HELPING US RECOVER.

George: AROUND THIS

VILLAGE, THE PICTURE IS

STILL ONE OF UTTER

DEVASTATION.

MILE AFTER MILE ALONG THE

INLAND ROADS, EVERY HOME

BEARS THE SCARS OF TYPHOON

HAIYAN'S FEROCIOUS WINDS.

BUT FOR SOME 300 FAMILIES

WHO WERE HELPED IN LUDEN,

TODAY WAS ONE SMALL STEP FOR

THEIR COMMUNITY, AND A

COUNTRY FACING THE DAUNTING

TASK OF REBUILDING HOMES AND

SHATTERED LIVES.

GEORGE THOMAS, CBN NEWS,

LUDEN, PHILIPPINES.

THE TOTAL NUMBER DEAD IS

STILL NOT KNOWN, AND MANY

FAMILIES ARE STILL

DESPERATELY SEARCHING FOR

MISSING LOVED ONES.

AS SOME BEGIN TO LOSE HOPE

THEY'LL FIND THEIR FAMILY

MEMBERS ALIVE, MANY ARE

RELYING ON ANOTHER HOPE TO

GET THEM THROUGH THE

DEVASTATION.

LUCILLE TALUSEN REPORTS.

Reporter: AFTER DAYS OF

LOOKING FOR THEIR MOTHER,

THESE WOMEN DISCOVERED HER

BODY ON THIS SIDE OF THE

STREET.

EXHAUSTED AFTER DAYS OF

SEARCHING, THEY GRIEVED FOR

ONLY A FEW MINUTES AND THEN

WALKED AWAY.

THOUSANDS MORE ARE STILL

LOOKING FOR MISSING LOVED

ONES.

FOR MOST OF THE PEOPLE

HERE, THEY REALIZE THAT MORE

THAN MATERIAL POSSESSIONS,

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS

FAMILY, IS BEING ALIVE, AND

HAVING A NEW HOPE IN GOD.

THE PINTIN FAMILY IS

GRIEVING OVER THE LOSS OF

FOUR LOVED ONES.

JESSICA'S FATHER AND COUSIN

DIED IN THE STORM.

SHE STILL HOLDS OUT HOPE

THAT HER MOTHER AND 3 YEARS

OLD NIECE WILL BE FOUND.

I HAVE NOT SEEN THEIR

BODIES, AND SO I'M HOPING

THAT THEY ARE STILL ALIVE.

Reporter: JESSICA SAYS

SHE DRAWS STRENGTH FROM HER

FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST.

SHE REMEMBERS HOW SHE FELT

GOD'S PRESENCE WHEN SHE CAME

TO CHRIST WHILE WATCHING

"THE 700 CLUB" ASIA.

I RECEIVED JESUS AS MY

LORD AND SAVIOR THROUGH "THE

700 CLUB".

IF YOU ACCEPT JESUS, HE WILL

NEVER REJECT YOU.

WHATEVER YOU NEED, JUST TELL

IT TO HIM.

AND MY GOD WILL NEED ALL OF

YOUR NEEDS ACCORDING TO

GRACE IN JESUS.

Reporter: JESSICA HOPES

EVEN AS HER PARENTS FACED

THE MOMENT OF DEATH, THEY

CALLED UPON THE SAVING NAME

OF JESUS.

I'M REALLY HOPING THAT HE

CALLED ON THE NAME OF JESUS

DURING THAT TIME.

Reporter: ON THIS DAY,

MANY OF JESSICA'S FAMILY

MEMBERS PRAYED TO RECEIVE

CHRIST THROUGH THE MINISTRY

OF CBN.

CBN NEWS TEAM ALSO PRAYED

FOR HEALING FOR HER COUSIN'S

INJURED LEG, AND MADE SURE

HE WAS PUT ON A C130 TO

RECEIVE PROPER CARE IN A

HOSPITAL IN ANOTHER CITY.

SINCE ALL OF TACLOBAN'S

HOSPITALS HAVE BEEN

DESTROYED, MANY PATIENTS ARE

HELPLESSLY WAITING TO BE

TRANSFERRED.

THAT'S WHY CBN DISASTER

RELIEF TEAMS HAVE SET UP

MEDICAL MISSIONS IN THE

DIFFERENT AFFECTED AREAS,

BRINGING CARE TO NEEDY

PEOPLE.

LUCILLE TALUSEN, CBN NEWS,

TACLOBAN CITY, PHILIPPINES.

IF YOU WANT TO PARTNER

WITH CBN DISASTER RELIEF TO

HELP THE PEOPLE OF THE

PHILIPPINES, GO TO OUR

WEBSITE, CWNEWS.ORG.

BACK HERE IN THE U.S.,

EVANGELIST BILLY GRAHAM IS

BACK HOME AFTER A TWO-DAY

STAY IN A HOSPITAL.

HE CHECKED IN FOR

OBSERVATION AND LUNG TESTS.

THE DOCTORS ARE PLEASED WITH

THE RESULTS OF GRAHAM'S

EVALUATION.

THEY SAY HE WAS ALERT AND IN

GOOD SPIRITS DURING HIS

STAY.

THIS IS HIS SECOND HOSPITAL

STAY OVER THE PAST MONTHS

DUE TO RESPIRATORY

CONGESTION.

GRAHAM HAS BEEN HOSPITALIZED

SEVERAL TIMES IN THE PAST

FEW YEARS.

HE RECENTLY CELEBRATED HIS

95th BIRTHDAY IN ASHVILLE,

NORTH CAROLINA.

UP NEXT, 50 YEARS LATER.

WE'LL TAKE A LOOK AT THE

LIFE AND LEGACY OF THE

WORLD'S GREATEST CHRISTIAN

SCHOLARS AND AUTHORS.

Ephraim: THE VATICAN

UNVEILED THE NEWLY RESTORED

CATACOMBS FRESCO.

IT INCLUDES DATING BACK TO

THE YEAR 2030, INCLUDING THE

EARLIEST KNOWN IMAGE OF THE

VIRGIN MARY WITH CHILD.

OTHERS ARE SAID BY SOME TO

DEPICT WOMEN PRIESTS IN THE

EARLY CHURCH.

FOR THE O VERY FIRST TIME,

GOOGLE WENT INTO THE

CATACOMBS THAT STRETCHES FOR

MILES, ALLOWING PEOPLE TO

VIRTUALLY TOUR THE

UNDERGROUND TUNNELS.

NOVEMBER 22nd MARKS THE

50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE

DEATH OF C.S. LEWIS.

HE INFLUENCED MILLIONS OF

BELIEVERS.

HE ONCE SAID I BELIEVE IN

CHRISTIANITY AS I BELIEVE

THE SUN HAS RISEN.

NOT ONLY BECAUSE I SEE IT,

BUT BECAUSE BY IT I SEE

EVERYTHING ELSE.

BUT LEWIS DIDN'T ALWAYS

BELIEVE.

IN FACT, HE STARTED OUT AS

AN ATHEIST.

DAVID KITCART TRAVELLED TO

ENGLAND TO GET THE STORY

BEHIND THE STORY-TELLER.

Reporter: C.S.LEWIS,

WHO WENT BY THE NAME OF

JACK, GREW UP WITH HIS OLDER

BROTHER IN BELFAST, NORTHERN

IRELAND.

HIS GRANDFATHER WAS A

MINISTER.

SO HE HAD THAT TRADITION.

HE HAD AN UNDERSTANDING OF

CHRISTIANITY, BUT HE DIDN'T

REALLY GRAPPLE IT TO HIS

SOUL UNTIL MUCH LATER.

VERY EARLY ON, LEWIS HAD

WHAT WE WOULD PROBABLY CALL

MYSTICAL EXPERIENCES.

HE HAD THESE STABS OF JOY

AND LONGING.

HE TELLS ABOUT JUST SEEING A

LITTLE MODEL OF A GARDEN

THAT HIS BROTHER HAD MADE,

STANDING UNDER A FLOWERING

CURRENT BUSH, AND HOW THE

MEMORY OF THAT PIERCED HIM

WITH A LONGING.

Reporter: BUT THE

BEGINNINGS OF HIS FAITH

SUFFERED WITH THE DEATH OF

HIS BELOVED MOTHER.

SHE HAD BEEN SOMEONE HE

HAD RELIED UPON.

HER FAITH WAS HIS FAITH.

WHEN SHE DIED WHEN HE WAS 10

YEARS OLD, THAT BEGAN A

RATHER GRADUAL EROSION OF

HIS OWN FAITH.

AND THEN WE HAD STUDDED

UNDER KIRKPATRICK, WHO WAS

AN ATHEIST, LEWIS EVENTUALLY

ADOPTED KIRKPATRICK'S POINT

OF VIEW.

Reporter: JACK ENLISTED

IN THE ARMY AND FOUGHT IN

WORLD WAR I.

HE EXPERIENCED ALL OF THE

HORRORS INFLICTED ON

SOLDIERS IN TRENCH

WARFARELY.

AFTERWARDS, AS HE STUDIED,

HIS JOURNEY AWAY FROM FAITH

WAS NOW COMPLETE.

HE WENT THROUGH THE WHOLE

PROCESS OF BEING THE ANGRY

ATHEIST COMING OUT OF THE

FIRST WORLD WAR.

IN MOST OF HIS EARLY

WRITINGS, WHAT WE FIND IS A

PERSON WHO, ON THE ONE HAND,

DENIES GOD, BUT ON THE OTHER

HAND, HATES GOD.

SO HE IS LIVING IN A WORLD

OF CONTRADICTIONS.

HE IS ANGRY ABOUT WHAT IS

HAPPENING TO HIM.

HE IS ANGRY ABOUT WHAT HE

SEES HAPPENING IN THE WORLD,

AND HE BLAMES GOD.

AND YET AT THE SAME TIME, HE

DOESN'T WANT TO BELIEVE IN

GOD.

ONE OF THE INTERESTING

THINGS THAT JACK DISCOVERED

WHEN HE FIRST WENT TO OXFORD

UNIVERSITY, WAS THERE WERE

MANY PEOPLE HE LIKED

ENORMOUSLY.

AFTER A YEAR OR SO, HE

SUDDENLY BEGAN TO REALIZE

THE PEOPLE HE LIKED ALL

HAPPENED TO BE CHRISTIANS.

HE HAD THIS INTENSELY

RATIONAL, LOGICAL MIND.

IF HE LIKED SOMEONE, HE

WOULD WANT TO FIGURE OUT WHY

HE LIKED THEM.

HE FOUND IT IS THE WAY THEY

LIVED THEIR LIVES THAT MADE

THICK NICE BLOKES, GOOD

COMPANIONS, GOOD FRIENDS.

WHAT HE DISCOVERED, OF

COURSE, IS THE PEOPLE WHO

LIVED THEIR LIVES THAT WAY

WERE CHRISTIANS.

HE MUST HAVE HAD TO START

THINKING, WELL, MAYBE THERE

IS SOMETHING TO IT AFTER ALL

BECAUSE IT SEEMS TO WORK.

HIS PURSUIT OF TRUTH MADE

HIM UNCOMPROMISING.

HE WOULDN'T SETTLE FOR

CHRISTIANITY WHEN IT SOUNDED

LIKE A SILLY STORY SOMEONE

WAS MAKING UP.

BECAUSE LEWIS HAD A

DIFFICULTY RECOGNIZING HIS

MYTHS, BUT HE WAS ALSO A

RATIONALIST, AND HE WAS A

MODERN MAN IN 1931, AND HE

ONLY WANTED TO BELIEVE

THINGS THAT WERE ACTUALLY

TRUE.

HE WAS LIKE A TWO-STAGE

ROCKET, ONE LEVEL FIRED OFF

AND THEN THE NEXT LEVEL.

HE FIRST HAD TO GO TO

ATHEISM TO BELIEVE IN GOD.

HE SUDDENLY REALIZED

THERE IS NO OTHER ANSWER

THAT WORKS.

THERE MUST BE A GOD.

AND ALMOST MORE DIFFICULT

WAS FROM A BELIEF IN GOD TO

A BELIEF IN JESUS CHRIST.

Reporter: LEWIS LOVED

TAKING LONG, EXTENDED WALKS

WITH HIS FRIENDS.

MANY TIMES THEIR

CONVERSATIONS TURNED TOWARDS

BELIEF IN GOD AND FAITH IN

JESUS CHRIST.

AND YOU CAN IMAGINE LATE

AT NIGHT, AFTER DINNER, C.S.

LEWIS IS WALKING WITH

TOLKING, THE SOON TO BE

AUTHOR OF "THE LORD OF THE

RINGS."

THESE TWO GREAT MEN ARE

WALKING TOGETHER.

AND TOLKING, WHO WAS ALREADY

A CHRISTIAN, WAS EXPLAINING

TO LEWIS THAT THE CHRISTIAN

STORY IS THE WORLD'S ONLY

TRUE MYTH.

WHEN HE WAS PRESENTED

WITH THE TRUE MYTH, THE ONE

THAT REALLY HAPPENED, HE

REJECTED IT.

AND IT WAS POINTED OUT TO

HIM, PROBABLY BY TOLKING

THAT PARTICULAR EVENING IN

OXFORD, THAT THE TH HE

REJECTED IT WAS BECAUSE IT

REALLY HAPPENED.

PEOPLE WERE TELLING HIM IT

REALLY HAPPENED.

IT WASN'T JUST A STORY.

BECAUSE THAT KNOWLEDGE

SUDDENLY DEMANDS FROM YOU A

REACTION.

A REACTION OF CHOICE.

TO BELIEVE IT OR TO REJECT

IT.

SOMEHOW WHAT TOLKING HAD

DESCRIBED TO HIM THAT NIGHT

SUNK IN A COUPLE OF DAYS

LATER.

Reporter: JACK WAS

LEAVING HIS HOME IN OXFORD,

CALLED THE KELMS, FOR A TRIP

TO THE ZOO IN HIS BROTHER'S

MOTORCYCLE SIDE CAR.

AT SOME POINT DURING THAT

RIDE, LEWIS FINALLY CAME TO

A DECISION ABOUT JESUS

CHRIST.

JACK CLIMBED INTO THE

MOTORCYCLE NOT BELIEVING

THAT JESUS CHRIST WAS THE

SON OF GOD.

HE GOT OUT OF THE MOTORCYCLE

AT THE ZOO, ABSOLUTELY

CONVINCED OF IT.

DURING THAT SECOND STAGE,

WHERE HE HAD BEEN FIGHTING

THE CALL OF JESUS CHRIST,

AND HE REALIZED THAT HE IS

THE TRUTH.

YOU KNOW, NOT JUST TRUTH

ABOUT HIM, BUT HE IS THE

TRUTH.

AND THE SECOND STAGE OF THAT

ROCKET WENT OFF.

HE CAME ALL OF THE WAY HOME

TO FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST.

AND LEWIS COULDN'T BE A

CHRISTIAN UNTIL HE GRASPED

THIS ASTONISHING TRAIT THAT

IN CHRIST THESE TWO THINGS

ARE ONE.

THE WORD, THE ONLY APPREHEND

ABLE GLORY OF GOD IS MADE

FLESH.

AS LEWIS PUTS IT, MYTH IS

MADE HISTORY.

HE LIVED THE CHRISTIAN

LIFE.

MINUTE BY MINUTE, DAY BY

DAY.

HE OBSERVED IT, LISTENED,

AND STUDIED WHAT JESUS SAID

AND THEN WENT OUT AND DO IT,

PROBABLY BETTER THAN ANYONE

ELSE I EVER MET IN MY LIFE.

Ephraim: COMING UP,

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN ADOPTION

GOES WRONG?

THE NEW SOLUTION TO A HIDDEN

PROBLEM.

Ephraim: A RECENT

INVESTIGATION INTO

INTERNATIONAL ADOPTIONS SENT

SHOCKWAVES THROUGH THE

ADOPTION COMMUNITY.

IT FOUND A GROWING NUMBER OF

PARENTS USING THE INTERNET

TO ABANDONED UNWANTED

CHILDREN ADOPTED FROM

ABROAD.

AS CHARLENE ISRAEL REPORTS,

SOME FAMILIES ARE NOW

STEPPING IN TO KEEP THESE

VULNERABLE CHILDREN OUT OF

HARM'S WAY.

Reporter: EVAN JONES

ENJOYS SPENDING TIME WITH

HIS FAMILY.

BUT LIFE HASN'T ALWAYS BEEN

CARE-FREE FOR THE UKRAINIAN

TEENAGER.

HIS MOTHER DIED WHEN HE WAS

EIGHT, AND HE AND HIS SISTER

WENT TO LIVE WITH THEIR

GRANDMOTHER.

WHEN SHE COULD NO LONGER

CARE FOR THEM, THEY WERE

PLACED IN AN INSTITUTION.

HE LEFT THE INSTITUTION WHEN

A U.S. COUPLE DECIDED TO

ADOPT HIM.

IT WAS AMAZING WHEN I GOT

A FAMILY.

I REALIZED THAT GOD ANSWERED

MY PRAYER.

I HAD A LITTLE BROTHER AND

SISTER AND ANOTHER BROTHER.

SO IT WAS LIKE A COMPLETE

FAMILY, LIKE I IMAGINED.

Reporter: EVAN MOVED

WITH HIS NEW FAMILY TO

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA.

BUT IT WASN'T THE HAPPY

SENDING TO THIS DREAMS.

HIS PARENTS QUICKLY LEARNED

THEY WEREN'T FULLY PREPARED

TO TAKE CARE OF EVAN.

AND THEY SEARCHED FOR A NEW

FAMILY TO TAKE HIM IN.

EVAN'S STORY IS NOT UNIQUE.

AN 18-MONTH INVESTIGATION BY

REUTERS UNCOVERED PARENTS

USING INTERNET MESSAGE

BOARDS TO ADVERTISE UNWANTED

ADOPTED CHILDREN.

IT IS A PRACTICE KNOWN AS

"REHOMING."

Reporter: MOST OF THE

ONLINE POSTS FEATURED

CHILDREN 6 TO 14, WHO HAD

BEEN ADOPTED FROM CHINA,

RUSSIA, ETHIOPIA AND

UKRAINE.

THE REPORT FOUND

TRANSACTIONS TAKING PLAGUES

ON A Facebook PAGE.

ONE WHO ADOPTED AN

11-YEAR-OLD SAYS, I AM

ASHAMED TO SAY IT, BUT WE

TRULY HATE THIS BOY.

ADOPTION EXPERTS BLAME PART

OF THE PROBLEM ON LACK OF

GOVERNMENT OVERSIGHT AND

LITTLE INTERNATIONAL

MONITORING.

SOME OF THE CHILDREN ENDED

UP IN UNSAFE SITUATIONS.

CHILDREN WERE PLACED WITH

PEDOPHILES AND PEOPLE WHO

HAD PSYCHIATRIC PROBLEMS AND

VIOLENT TENDENCIES.

Reporter: A LIBERIAN

TEAM SAYS HER ADOPTE ADOPT

PARENTS GAVE HER AWAY WHEN

HE WAS 13.

AND SHE SAID THAT HER

GUARDIANS ASKED HER TO SLEEP

IN THE SAME BED WITH THEM,

AND THE MOTHER SLEPT WITHOUT

CLOTHING.

CHUCK JOHNSON OF THE

NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR

ADOPTION SAYS THAT WHILE THE

MAJORITY OF ADOPTIONS WORK

OUT WELL, HE CALLS THE ONES

UNCOVERED IN THE NEWS

INVESTIGATION TROUBLING.

IT IS A DOUBLE TRAGEDY

BECAUSE WHEN YOU CONSIDER

THE CIRCUMSTANCES THE CHILD

ENDURED.

Reporter: HE URGES

FAMILIES CONSIDERING

ADOPTION TO DO THEIR

RESEARCH, ESPECIALLY IN

INTERNATIONAL ARRANGEMENTS.

THAT INCLUDES THEIR ADOPTION

AGENCY AND PROSPECTIVE

CHILD'S BACKGROUND.

FAMILIES SHOULD ALSO BE

PREPARED TO DEAL WITH THE

EMOTIONAL SCARS SUFFERED BY

MANY ORPHANS.

THAT'S SOMETHING THAT

EVERY FAMILY HAS TO ENTER

INTO THIS ARRANGEMENT,

REALIZING IT IS VERY LIKELY

THE CHILD THEY ADOPT WILL

HAVE SOME SPECIAL NEEDS.

Reporter: LAST

DECEMBER, RUSSIA BANNED U.S.

ADOPTIONS OF HIS ITS

CHILDREN AFTER AN AMERICAN

WOMAN PUT HER 7-YEAR-OLD

ADOPTED SON ON A PLANE BACK

TO RUSSIA ALL BY HIMSELF.

THE MOTHER CLAIMED THE BOY

WAS VIOLENT AND HAD SEVERE

PSYCHOLOGICAL PROBLEMS.

EXPERTS SAY IN MANY CASES,

OVERWHELMED PARENTS DON'T

KNOW THERE IS HELP.

FOR THOSE WHO CHOOSE TO

RELINQUISH THEIR PARENTAL

RIGHTS, THERE IS A SAFE WAY

TO DO SO.

IT WILL BE DONE UNDER THE

AUSPICES OF PROFESSIONAL

CARE WITH PROFESSIONALS AND

COURTS ALL MAKING SURE THAT

THE CHILDREN'S BEST INTEREST

ARE PA PARAMOUNT WHEREVER

THEY GO.

Reporter: DAVID AND

JULIE JONES HEARD ABOUT EVAN

THROUGH A SYSTEM.

THEY BUILT A BOND WITH EVAN

THAT GREW STRONGER OVER

TIME.

I REALLY LIKED THEM, AND

OVER TIME, I BEGAN TO CALL

THEM MOM AND DAD.

Reporter: THE JONESES

EVENTUALLY ADOPTED EVAN.

WE DID ALL OF THIS WITH

THE CONSENT OF THE OTHER

PARENTS, AND WITH LAWYERS IN

BOTH STATES.

WE COVERED OUR BASES, EVERY

WAY WE KNEW WE SHOULD.

Reporter: HE SAYS HE

HAS NO HARD FEELINGS TOWARDS

HIS PREVIOUS FAMILY.

WHILE THE FAMILY DIDN'T WANT

TO DO AN ON-CAMERA

INTERVIEW, THEY GAVE US THIS

STATEMENT: "EVAN IS AND

ALWAYS WILL BE A MEMBER OF

OUR EXTENDED FAMILY.

IN FACT, WE CONSIDER THE

ENTIRE JONES FAMILY TO BE A

PART OF OUR EXTENDED

FAMILY.

OUR CHILDREN THINK OF EVAN

AS A COUSIN OF SORTS NOW,

AND WE HOPE THAT WE WILL

ALWAYS HAVE A RELATIONSHIP

WITH EVAN."

MEANWHILE, THE JONESES ADMIT

TAKING EVAN IN HAS ITS

CHALLENGES, BUT THEY ARE

COMMITTED.

WE WILL NOT TELL YOU THAT

WE HAVE NOT RAISED OUR

VOICES IN OUR HOME BECAUSE

WE HAVE.

BUT ONCE WE HAVE BEEN ABLE

TO, WITH GOD'S HELP, SAY,

OKAY, GOD, WHAT IS IT IN ME

THAT IS PUSHING THAT BUTTON,

AND GOD REVEALS IT, AND WE

CAN REPENT AND BE HEALED

OURSELVES, AND THEN WHEN THE

CHILD GETS ANGRY AND WE

DON'T GET ANGRY, THAT'S WHEN

THE HEALING BEGINS.

Reporter: AND THAT

MAKES EVAN EVEN MORE

GRATEFUL.

THERE HAVE BEEN REALLY

BAD MOMENTS, BUT THEY STILL

KEPT ME AND LOVED ME AND

CARED FOR ME.

AFTER THOSE THINGS WERE

OVER, THEY WOULD TREAT ME

THE SAME WAY THEY TREATED ME

BEFORE.

Reporter: CHARLENE

ISRAEL, CBN NEWS.

YOU CAN FIND DAILY

REPORTS ON CWNEWS.ORG.

AND YOU CAN ALSO FOLLOW US

ON Facebook AND TWITTER.

STAY WITH US.

WE'RE COMING RIGHT BACK.

CLERICAL

FINALLY THIS WEEK, A

SOCIAL MEDIA UPROAR ERUPTED

AFTER A PASTOR DISCOVERED

MISLABELED BIBLES AT A

CALIFORNIA COSTCO STORE.

THE CHAIN SAYS IT WAS AN

INNOCENT MISTAKE, BUT SOME

SAY THE INCIDENT IS A

STATEMENT ABOUT THE STATE OF

AMERICA TODAY.

Reporter: KAYLIN RELIES

ON THE BIBLE TO DO THIS

JOB.

HE IS A PASTOR AT DISCOVERY

CHURCH IN SEMI VALLEY,

CALIFORNIA.

WE'RE JUST TRYING TO

REACH PEOPLE WHERE THEY ARE

AND SHARE THE GOSPEL WITH

THEM.

Reporter: HE WAS

RECENTLY SHOPPING AT COSTCO

FOR A GIFT, AND HE STOPPED

TO LOOK AT A BIBLE.

IT WAS LABELLED FICTION.

Reporter: HE SNAPPED

THIS PICTURE AND POSTED IT

ON TWITTER FOR HIS FOLLOWERS

TO VIEW.

IT DIDN'T TAKE LONG FOR IT

TO GET NATIONAL ATTENTION.

THE PICTURE WENT VIRAL

AND HERE WE ARE TODAY.

Reporter TWEETS CAME

IN FROM PEOPLE BLASTING AND

SUPPORTING COSTCO.

ONE WOMAN WROTE, "LABELLING

THE BIBLE AT FICTION IS

INSULTING."

ANOTHER PERSON SAID, "IS IT

NOT FICTION?

I THINK COSTCO HAS THIS

CORRECT.

PLEASE PROVIDE FACTUAL DATA

TO SUPPORT OTHERWISE."

COSTCO HAS SINCE APOLOGIZED,

CALLING IT AN ERROR THEY'RE

WORKING QUICKLY TO CORRECT.

OUR C.E.O. IS A DEVOUT

CATHOLIC.

HE LOVES THE LORD.

THIS WAS A MISTAKE.

I TOTALLY BELIEVE HIM.

I BELIEVE IT WAS A MISTAKE.

I DON'T BELIEVE THERE IS

SOME KIND OF EVIL GENIUS

BEHIND THE SCENES.

BUT I DO BELIEVE IT IS

TELLING OF WHERE OUR NATION

IS SPIRITUALLY.

Reporter: CAITLIN

BURKE, CBN NEWS.

Ephraim: THANKS SO MUCH

FOR JOINING US THIS WEEK.

UNTIL NEXT WEEK, GOOD-BYE

AND GOD BLESS YOU.

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