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Christian World News: January 10, 2014

This week Christian World News: The suffering church. In 2013, the number of Christians killed for their faith nearly doubled. We'll tell you which countries are the most dangerous to be a follower of Christ. Plus, the world's newest nation ... ... Read Transcript


TODAY ON CHRISTIAN WORLD

NEWS, THE SUFFERING CHURCH.

IN 2013, THE NUMBER OF

CHRISTIANS KILLED FOR THEIR

FAITH NEARLY DOUBLED.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHICH

COUNTRIES ARE THE MOST

DANGEROUS TO BE A FOLLOWER

OF JESUS CHRIST.

Wendy: PLUS THE WORLD'S

NEWEST NATION IS ON THE

BRINK OF CIVIL WAR.

HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS HAVE

ALREADY FLED THE ETHNIC

FIGHTING IN SOUTH SUDAN,

INCLUDING THESE

MISSIONARIES, WHO HAD TO

LEAVE THEIR ORPHANAGE AND

THE CHILDREN IN THE CARE OF

OTHERS.

George: AND SAFE ON THE

AMERICAN FOOTBALL FIELD.

HOW THE PERSONAL

TRANSFORMATION OF ONE TEAM

LEADER HELPED TRANSFORM HIS

WHOLE TEAM, GOING FROM THE

UNDERDOGS TO DIVISION

CHAMPIONS.

Wendy: A SHOCKING RISE

IN GLOBAL PERSECUTION OF

CHRISTIANS.

HELLO, EVERYONE, I'M WENDY

GRIFFITH.

George: AND I'M GEORGE

THOMAS.

A NEW REPORT FINDS THE

NUMBER OF CHRISTIANS

MURDERED FOR THEIR FAITH

NEARLY DOUBLED LAST YEAR.

AND RANKS THE COUNTRIES

WHERE PERSECUTION IS THE

WORST.

AT MR. ON NUMBER ONE IS

NORTH KOREA, WHICH REMAINS

THE MOST DANGEROUS PLACE FOR

CHRISTIANS IN THE WORLD.

DR. DAVID CURRIE IS WITH

"OPEN DOORS," A GROUP THAT

HAS SERVED THE PERSECUTED

CHURCH FOR DECADES.

THERE IS MASSIVE

PERSECUTION FOR ANYBODY WHO

DARES TO CALL THEMSELVES A

FOLLOWER OF JESUS.

George: OPEN DOOR PUTS

OUT A WATCH LIST OF THE THE

30 TOP OFFENDERS.

NORTH KOREA HAS BEEN AT THE

TOP OF THAT LIST FOR YEARS

IN A ROW.

SOME 21 MILLION PEOPLE LIVE

IN THE COMMUNIST COUNTRY,

AND ABOUT 2%, OR 480,000 ARE

CHRISTIANS.

WE HAVE 50,000

CHRISTIANS, THEY BELIEVE, IN

CONCENTRATION CAMPS IN NORTH

KOREA.

George: WHILE NORTH

KOREA IS THE WORST, NINE OF

THE TOP 10 OFFENDERS,

SOMALIA, SYRIA, THE

MALDIVES, PAKISTAN, IRAN AND

YEMEN, ALL HAVE LARGE

ISLAMIC MAJORITIES.

IN 36 OF THE TOP 50

COUNTRIES, ISLAMIC EXTREMISM

IS THE MAIN DRIVER OF

PERSECUTION.

IT IS VERY DANGEROUS TO BE A

CHRISTIAN IN THOSE TYPES OF

COUNTRIES.

George: CONFLICTS

RAGING ACROSS THE MIDDLE

EAST, ESPECIALLY IN PLACES

LIKE SYRIA, ARE ONLY MAKING

LIFE MORE CHALLENGING FOR

BELIEVERS.

DR. CURRIE SAYS THERE IS A

CORRELATION BETWEEN

SO-CALLED FAILED SAFE, AND

LEVELS OF CHRISTIAN

PERSECUTION.

IT IS NOT JUST THE FACT

THAT SOME GOVERNMENTS ARE

CORRUPT AND OPPRESSIVE TO

CHRISTIANITY, BUT IN MANY OF

THESE COUNTRIES THEY HAVE

FAILED STATES, WHERE THEIR

GOVERNMENT IS NOT STRONG

ENOUGH, OR CHOOSES NOT TO

DEFEND SOFT TARGETS OF

CHURCHES AND CHRISTIAN

DEVELOPMENTS, WHERE

CHRISTIANS MIGHT GATHER.

George: OPEN DOORS SAYS

THOSE MURDERED FOR THEIR

FAITH HAS ALMOST DOUBLED IN

THE LAST YEAR.

THE MAJORITY OF CHRISTIANS

WERE KILLED IN SYRIA.

THE MINISTRY IS ASKING

CHRISTIANS TO PRAY FOR

PERSECUTED BELIEVERS

WORLDWIDE.

WE BELIEVE THAT THE WORLD

WATCH LIST IS A WAKEUP CALL

OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH TO

OUR CULTURE, TO WHAT IS

GOING ON TO CHRISTIANS

AROUND THE WORLD.

THAT WE ARE BEING PERSECUTED

AND IMPRISONED, AND IN SOME

CASES MARTYRED FOR OUR

FAITH.

George: FOR MERE ON THE

"OPEN DOOR'S" WATCH LIST,

CHECK OUT OUR INTERVIEW ON

CWNEWS.ORG.

Wendy: HOW ARE

BELIEVERS COPING IN THE

COUNTRY DESIGNATED AS THE

COUNTRY WORST PERSECUTER OF

CHRISTIANS.

FOLEY IS NOT PRICED THAT

NORTH KOREA TOPS THE

PERSECUTION LIST.

NORTH KOREA IS DIFFERENT

IN KIND, NOT JUST FROM OTHER

COUNTRIES THAT PERSECUTE

CHRISTIANS.

NOT ONLY IS IT NUMBER ONE,

IT IS NUMBER ONE BY QUITE A

MARGIN BECAUSE NORTH KOREA

IS THE ONLY STATE LITERALLY

IN HUMAN HISTORY BUILT ON A

DISTORTION OF THE CHRISTIAN

FAITH.

Reporter: IS THIS KIM

ANY BETTER FOR CHRISTIANS

THAN HIS FATHER OR HIS

GRANDFATHER?

HAVE THINGS CHANGED?

NOT AT ALL.

IN FACT, GARY, THE EARLY

SIGNS THAT KIM JONG-UN IS

MOVING TOWARDS DIAFICATION

OF HIS PERSON AT A MUCH

FASTER RATE THAN KIM

JONG-IL.

Reporter: WHAT ARE SOME

OF THE THINGS CHRISTIANS ARE

FACING NOW COMPARED TO

SEVERAL YEARS AGO.

IT IS ILLEGAL TO DO ANY

KIND OF CHRISTIAN ACTIVITY,

WHETHER THAT IS TO POSSESS A

BIBLE OR EVEN BOWING YOUR

HEAD.

I THINK WHAT WE'VE SEEN

LATELY IN THE LAST COUPLE OF

YEARS, IS THAT WITH GREATER

CONTROLS ALONG THE BORDER,

GARY, IT MAKES IT SO IT IS

MUCH MORE DIFFICULT FOR

CHRISTIANS INSIDE OF NORTH

KOREA TO VISIT, FOR EXAMPLE,

CHINA, WHERE, IN THE PAST

THEY MAY HAVE BEEN ABLE TO

GET DISCIPLESHIP TRAINING

FOR THREE WEEKS, FOR

EXAMPLE, DURING A RELATIVE

VISIT OR A WORK VISA.

MUCH MORE DIFFICULT TODAY

THAN BEFORE BECAUSE BORDER

CONTROL IS MUCH HIGHER THAN

IT USED TO BE.

Reporter: WHAT WOULD

YOU SAY THE GREATEST

UNDERSTANDING IS, ERICK,

THAT AMERICAN CHRISTIANS

HAVE ABOUT THEIR NORTH

KOREAN COUNTER-PARTS.

THEY HAVE THE

MISCONCEPTION THEY'RE HIDING

OUT, WAITING FOR SOME RESCUE

FROM THE WEST.

NOTHING CAN BE FURTHER FROM

THE TRUTH.

I HAVE NEVER MET, GARY, A

NORTH KOREAN CHRISTIAN WHO

ASKED TO BE PITIED.

IN FACT, AT THE BEGINNING OF

OUR MINISTRY, WHEN I ASKED

NORTH KOREAN CHRISTIANS HOW

WE COULD PRAY FOR THEM, THEY

WERE SURPRISED BECAUSE THEY

PRAY FOR US.

I THINK THE GREATEST

MISCONCEPTION IS THAT

CHRISTIAN ACTIVITY HAS

STOPPED IN NORTH KOREA.

THE TRUTH IS FOR THE LAST 50

YEARS, THE CHRISTIANS HAVE

BEEN ON THE ADVANCE IN NORTH

KOREA.

ALTHOUGH THE NUMBERS REMAIN

SMALL, THEY ARE GROWING.

NO MATTER HOW MANY

CHRISTIANS THEY PUT TO DEATH

OR PUTS IN CONCENTRATION

CAMPS, WE CONTINUE TO SEE

THE SPREAD OF THE FAITH IN

THIS MOST CLOSED COUNTRY.

Reporter I'VE GOT TO

ASK YOU ABOUT DENNIS RODMAN

AND THIS BASKETBALL VIDEO.

I'M SURE YOU'VE SEEN THE

VIDEO OF HIM SEEING HAPPY

BIRTHDAY TO LEADER KIM, AND

I'M SURE CHRISTIANS SAW THAT

AS WELL ON THEIR

TELEVISION.

WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON

THAT?

HOW WOULD THE CHRISTIANS

RESPOND IN NORTH KOREA TO

THAT?

GARY, BOTH INSIDE AND

OUTSIDE NORTH KOREA, THEY

SAY THE SAME THING, WHETHER

IN CHINA OR RUSSIA, NOT A

SINGLE ONE OF THEM THAT I

HAVE EVER SPOKEN WITH HAS

BEEN IN FAVOR OF ANY KIND OF

VISITATION TO NORTH KOREA.

Reporter: AND KENNETH

BAE IS STILL BEING HELD IN

PRISON, AND I THINK HE

RECEIVED A 15-YEAR SENTENCE,

SOME OF THAT IN HARD LABOR.

RODMAN HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO

TALK TO KIM ABOUT THAT AND

URGE HIM TO RELEASE BAE.

THE FAMILY WAS UPSET BECAUSE

THEY SAID HE DID NOT.

DO YOU THINK HE COULD HAVE

MADE A DIFFERENCE, EVEN

PRIVATELY SAYING SOMETHING

TO UN ABOUT IT?

Reporter:

I THINK THE HISTORY OF

NORTH KOREA IS THEY SET

THINGS UP THAT WAY.

THEY WANT YOU TO MAKE THE

PERSONAL APPEAL TO THEM

BEHIND THE SCENES.

IT'S IN THEIR BEST

INTEREST.

THEY ARE BARGAINING CHIPS.

THE REASON WHY KENNETH BAE

IS BEING HELD IN HARD LABOR,

THEY BELIEVE THEY CAN GET

SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

WHETHER IT IS A VISIT FROM

DENNIS RODMAN OR BILL

RICHARDSON, THAT IS THE

REASON PEOPLE ARE HELD IN

NORTH KOREA.

Reporter: ERICK, HOW

CAN WE PRAY?

HOW SHOULD WE PRAY FOR NORTH

KOREA?

WELL, THAT'S A QUESTION

THAT IS THE VERY FIRST

QUESTION I ASKED THE NORTH

KOREAN UNDERGROUND CHURCH

MEMBERS I ASKED 10 YEARS

AGO.

THE RESPONSE I RECEIVED THEN

IS THE RESPONSE I RECEIVED

IN WORKING WITH UNDERGROUND

CHRISTIANS EVER SINCE IN

NORTH KOREA.

THEY ASK THEY WERE DON'T

PRAY FOR THEM, BUT THAT WE

PRAY WITH THEM.

THEY FEEL THAT GOD HAS PUT

THEM IN THIS POSITION TO

SERVE AND EVANGELIZE THEIR

COUNTRY.

THEY ASK US TO PRAY WITH

THEM, THAT GOD WILL FIND US

AND THEN FAITHFUL TO THE

SITUATION IN WHICH THEY'RE

PLACED.

FOR THEM, WHETHER THAT IS A

CONCENTRATION CAMP, WHICH

FOR THEM IS A MISSION FIELD,

OR WHETHER IT IS THEIR ROLE,

JUST AS OTHER EVERY DAY

CHRISTIANS -- THEIR REQUEST

IS GOD WOULD FIND US BOTH

FAITHFUL, AND WE CAN

STRENGTHEN ONE ANOTHER AS

IRON SHARPENS IRON.

Reporter: THANK YOU,

ERICK, FOR JOINING US IN

SEOUL.

George: IRAN IS ONE OF

THE TOP 10 WORST PERSECUTORS

IN THE WORLD.

AND NOW COMES NEWS THAT THE

ISLAMIC REGIME HAS JAILED A

CHRISTIAN CONVERT.

HUSSEIN HAS BEEN SENTENCED

TO A YEAR BEHIND BARS.

HE WAS ARRESTED LAST JULY.

AT ONE POINT HE WAS HELD IN

SOLITARY CONFINEMENT FOR 15

DAYS.

DURING HIS TRIAL, HE WAS

CHARGED WITH CHRISTIAN

EVANGELISM.

OVER THE PAST THREE YEARS,

IRAN HAS RAMPED UP ITS

PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS,

THROWING DOZENS OF IRANIAN

CHRISTIANS IN JAIL FOR THEIR

FAITH.

Wendy: STILL TO COME,

HUNDREDS OF THOUSAND

THOUSANDS HAVE FLED THE

ETHNIC VIOLENCE IN SOUTH

SUDAN.

WE'LL TALK TO A MISSIONARY

ABOUT HAVING TO LEAVE

ORPHANED CHILDREN IN THE

CARE OF OTHERS.

George: WELCOME BACK TO

THE BROADCAST.

EGYPT'S COPTIC CHRISTIANS

CELEBRATED CHRISTMAS IN

PEACE THIS WEEK.

THE COPTICS CELEBRATE THE

BIRTH OF CHRIST ON

JANUARY 7th.

UNIFORMED OFFICERS STOOD

GUARD OUTSIDE CHURCHES WHILE

SECURITY FORCES AND MILITARY

UNITS PATROLLED THE

STREETS.

EARLIER EGYPT'S TEMPORARY

PRESIDENT MET WITH COPTIC

POPE TODD TO REASSURE THE

CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY.

ANGRY MUSLIM MOBS DESTROYED

SCORES OF CHRISTIAN CHURCHES

LAST YEAR AFTER THE MILITARY

REMOVED MOHAMMED MORSI FROM

POWER.

Wendy: PEACE TALKS IN

SOUTH SUDAN HAVE STALLED

AGAIN.

THIS TIME OVER THE RELEASE

OF POLITICAL PRISONERS.

THE REBEL LEADER, SOUTH

SUDAN'S FORMER VICE

PRESIDENT, IS DEMANDING 11

HIGH-LEVEL REBELS BE SET

FREE.

PROTESTORS MARCH FOR PEACE

IN THE CAPITAL CITY OF JUBA

THIS WEEK, AND UGANDA HAS

SENT 1200 TROOPS TO SECURE

THE WHITE HOUSE.

VIOLENCE BROKE OUT OVER A

POLITICAL DISPUTE, HOWEVER,

THE FIGHTING IS BECOMING

MORE ABOUT ETHNICITY THAN

POLITICS, FORCIBLY MORE THAN

200,000 SOUTH SUDANESE TO

FLEE FROM THEIR HOME.

THE U.S. HAS EVACUATED MOST

EMERGENCY PERSONNEL, AND

MANY WESTERN MISSIONARIES

HAVE ALSO LEFT THE COUNTRY.

George: FREDDIE IS THE

FOUNDER OF "KEEPING HOPE

ALIVE," AND THEY RUN AN

ORPHANAGE IN SOUTH SUDAN.

RECENTLY SHE SPOKE WITH

CBN'S EPHRAIM GRAHAM ABOUT

THE SITUATION IN SOUTH SUDAN

AND HOW IT IS AFFECTING

THEIR MINISTRY.

FREDDIE, THE AMERICAN

COUPLE THAT RAN THE

ORPHANAGE HAD TO FLEE THE

COUNTRY.

DETELL US HOW THAT ALL CAME

ABOUT?

THEY WERE IN THE

ORPHANAGE ON CHRISTMAS EVE,

AND BULLETS STARTED FLYING.

I'VE BEEN THERE.

THE U.N. IS NOT VERY FAR

FROM THE ORPHANAGE.

IT IS ABOUT FOUR MILES.

AND BULLETS WERE FLYING, SO

THEY RAN BACK TO THE

ORPHANAGE AND THEN THEY

TRIED IT AGAIN, AND THEY

WERE SUCCESSFUL IN GETTING

OUT TO THE U.N.

AND NOW THE CHILDREN ARE

STILL EN THE U.N.

Reporter: SO THEY WERE

CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE

FIGHTING?

CAN YES.

YES.

THEY TOOK OVER THE AIRPORT

AND CAME RIGHT TO THEIR OR

ORPHANAGE, AND THEY STARTED

SHOOTING AT PEOPLE AT

RANDOM.

Reporter: THE ORPHANS

DID SURVIVE?

YES.

THEY DID SURVIVE.

THEY GOT THEM IN THE U.N.,

WITHOUT FOOD.

SO IT HAS JUST BEEN A

MIRACLE TO WATCH HOW GOD HAS

PROVIDED FOOD FOR THEM.

LIKE A LITTLE DIXIE CUP OF

RICE A DAY, SOME HOW, SOME

WAY, BUT THEY STILL NEED

FOOD.

Reporter: SO WHAT ARE

THE NEEDS RIGHT NOW.

I HEARD YOU MENTION FOOD.

WHAT ARE THEIR NEEDS?

AS SOON AS THEY

CEASE-FIRE, WE NEED A PLANE

TO GO IN AND TAKE THEM

SUPPLIES.

THAT'S WHAT WE NEED.

WE NEED FOOD AND SUPPLIES TO

GO INTO THEIR ORPHANAGE, AND

ALSO THE AMERICAN COUPLES IN

KENYA RIGHT NOW, IN NAIROBI,

AND THEY'RE GOING BACK AS

SOON AS THEY CEASE-FIRE

BECAUSE THERE ARE SO MANY

PEOPLE THAT THEY'RE GOING TO

HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF NOW.

Reporter: YOU WERE ON

THE GROUND IN SOUTH SUDAN

JUST A FEW MONTHS AGO.

WHAT CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT

THE SITUATION THERE?

WHAT DID YOU SEE?

CUBA WAS PROGRESSING

PRETTY FAST AS A NEW

NATION.

WHEN I GOT TO MALACOT, IT

WAS LIKE A VILLAGE.

IT WAS MOSTLY POVERTY

BECAUSE THEY HAVE BEEN IN A

WAR FOR 50 YEARS.

Reporter: REAL QUICKLY,

I KNOW YOU WERE THERE AND

MET THE CHILDREN.

TELL US ABOUT THEM?

THEY'RE AMAZING.

THEY HAVE ALREADY SURVIVED A

WAR.

ALL THEIR PARENTS WERE

KILLED IN THE WAR, AND

THAT'S WHY THEY'RE ORPHANS

NOW.

AND THEY SURVIVED THE WAR,

AND THEN THEY'RE GOING

THROUGH THIS, WHICH IS

REALLY HARD.

BUT THEY'RE FUN KIDS.

THEY LOVE TO DANCE.

THEY LOVE TO SING.

THEY ARE LEARNING ENGLISH.

I CAN COMMUNICATE WITH

THEM.

THEY'RE AMAZING KIDS.

Reporter: AND YOU'RE

AMAZING AS WELL, FREDDIE

POWER.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR

TIME.

WE'LL CONTINUE TO FOLLOW

YOUR STORY.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR

GETTING IT OUT THERE.

WE APPRECIATE IT.

Wendy: COMING UP,

LEADING BY EXAMPLE.

HOW ONE MAN'S DECISION TO

PUT GOD FIRST INFLUENCED THE

SUCCESS OF A WHOLE TEAM.

George: WELL, FANS OF

AMERICAN FOOTBALL KNOW THAT

THE CAROLINA PANTHERS HAVE

BEEN ONE OF THE SURPRISES OF

THE SEASON.

AFTER THE FIRST FEW WEEKS,

IT LOOKED LIKE THEIR SEASON

WAS OVER.

NOW THEY'RE DIVISION CHAMPS,

AND THEY MADE IT TO THE

PLAYOFFS.

Wendy: YEAH.

ONE REASON FOR THE

TURNAROUND HAS BEEN THE

LEADERSHIP OF STAR RECEIVER

STEVE SMITH.

RECENTLY SEAN BROWN SAT DOWN

WITH THE ALL PRO WHITEOUT

WHO TALKED ABOUT HIS OWN

PERSONAL TURNAROUND.

WE'RE NOT EXCHANGING

COOKIE RECIPES.

ONE OF MY EX-TEAMMATES IS 6'

7," HE IS NOT COMING TO PAT

ME ON THE SHOULDER.

HE IS TRYING TO KNOCK MY

BLOCK OFF.

Reporter: STEVE SMITH

HAS BEEN DESCRIBED AS ONE OF

THE MOST AGGRESSIVE

RECEIVERS IN THE GAME.

AT 5' 9," 185 POUNDS, HE IS

EASILY ONE OF THE SMALLEST,

BUT HE IS EASILY ONE OF THE

MOST PRODUCTIVE.

WHEN YOU'RE PLAYING

FOOTBALL AND YOU'RE LINING

UP GUYS WHO ARE BIGGER, YOU

HAVE TO TAKE SOMETHING TO

THE GAME TO BE COMPETITIVE.

SOME PEOPLE CALL IT A CHIP.

A CHIP ON YOUR SHOULDER.

YES.

IN THIS BUSINESS, I MAKE A

LOT OF MONEY, BUT AT THE

SAME TIME, I WORK WITH MY

HANDS.

WHEN YOU WORK WITH YOUR

HANDS, AND YOU'RE WORKING A

BLUE COLLAR JOB, YOU'VE GOT

TO BRING YOUR HARD HAT.

I BELIEVE IN DOING IT WITH

YOUR WHOLE HEART.

THERE IS GOSSIP.

THERE IS GOING TO BE ONE

PERSON THAT WINS THE PRIZE.

RUN THE RACE TO WIN THE

PRIZE.

Reporter: THAT APPROACH

SEEMS TO HAVE PAID OFF.

FOR HIS FIRST EIGHT SEASONS,

STEVE TORE UP THE FIELD WITH

HIS STRONG HANDS AND QUICK

FEET.

OPPOSING TEAMS WOULD EVEN

ASSIGN TWO PLAYERS TO DEFEND

HIM.

DURING THE 2005 SEASON, HE

LED THE LEAGUE IN

RECEPTIONS, RECEIVING YARDS

AND TOUCHDOWNS.

BUT WITH THE SUCCESS ON THE

FIELD, IT CAUSED HIM TO

NEGLECT THE FAITH HE HAD

YEARS AGO.

I SAID TO CHRIST -- I

DIDN'T UNDERSTAND THE FULL

LIFE-LONG COMMITMENT, AND

THE FULL COVENANT BETWEEN A

BELIEVER LIKE MYSELF AND

WITH CHRIST.

I JUST KIND OF WAS LUKE

WARM.

I LOOKED FOR IT WHEN I

NEEDED IT, BUT WHEN I DIDN'T

NEED IT, I JUST KIND OF

SHOVED IT TO THE SIDE.

Reporter: WITH PRIDE IN

THE DRIVER'S SEAT, THAT CHIP

ON HIS SHOULDER LED TO

PHYSICAL ALTERCATIONS WITH

OPPOSING PLAYERS AND EVEN

TEAMMATES.

ONE MORNING DURING THE 2010

SEASON, HE TOOK A LONG, HARD

LOOK AT HIMSELF.

I REALLY JUST DID NOT

RECOGNIZE THE MAN -- THE

YOUNG MAN IN THE MIRROR.

I DIDN'T RECOGNIZE HIM.

I DIDN'T LIKE WHAT I SAW.

VAIN, EGOTISTICAL,

SELF-CENTERED.

THE WORLD REVOLVED AROUND

ME.

IT WAS THE ONLY IMPORTANT

THING AT THAT TIME, WAS ME.

THAT'S NOT HOW REAL LIFE

WORKS..

THAT'S NOT WHAT A HUSBAND

OUGHT TO THINK OR BE.

AND THAT'S NOT WHAT A FATHER

OUT OR THINK TO BE.

GOD JUST REALLY BROKE ME AND

ASKED ME THAT QUESTION THAT

I THINK EVERYONE HAS IN

DIFFERENT WAYS.

WHICH WAS, YOU KNOW, YOU'VE

PLAYED THIS GAME LONG ENOUGH

FOR YOURSELF.

WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO START

PLAYING FOR ME?

THAT WAS A QUESTION THAT HIT

HOME.

Reporter: AT THAT

MOMENT STEVE DECIDED IT WAS

TIME TO GET OFF THE FENCE.

SO HE REDEDICATED HIS LIFE

TO THE LORD.

HE REALLY TOOK ME --

STATISTICALLY, THAT WAS

PRETTY MUCH THE WORST YEAR

I'VE HAD IN MY PROFESSIONAL

CAREER, OUTSIDE OF BREAKING

MY ANKLE AFTER GOING TO THE

SUPER BOWL.

BUT SPIRITUALLY AND MENTALLY

AND PHYSICALLY, IT WAS

PROBABLY THE MOST BEST YEAR

I'VE HAD.

Reporter: STEVE HAD

FOUND PEACE WITHIN HIMSELF

AND ON THE FIELD.

HE SAYS HE HAS MADE A LOT OF

BAD CHOICES IN HIS CAREER.

BUT HIS BEST DECISION WAS

GETTING SERIOUS WITH

CHRIST.

AND NOW HE IS ALL ABOUT

LEADING BY EXAMPLE AND

SHARING HIS STORY OF GOD'S

UNWAVERING LOVE.

YOU CAN HAVE YOUR BANK

ACCOUNT AT MORGAN STANLEY,

WELLS FARGO, BANK OF

AMERICA, EVERY BIG BUSINESS,

BUT ON THAT WEEKEND THEY

AREN'T OPEN.

AT MIDNIGHT, WHEN YOU'RE

BROKE, THAT BANK ACCOUNT

ISN'T GOING TO HELP YOU.

GOD HAS BEEN IN MY LIFE,

WHETHER I'VE KNOWN IT OR

NOT, AND HAS BEEN LOOKING

OUT FOR ME, AND HE HAS BEEN

THERE IN THE MUCK AND THE

MAR.

FOR ME, HE IS REDEMPTIVE.

HE IS THAT FATHER THAT EVEN

WHEN YOUR DAD IS STRIKING

OUT, HE'LL HOLD YOU.

Wendy: WOW!

YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE OF

STEVE'S STORY ON OUR

WEBSITE.

WE'LL EVEN TELL YOU WHAT A

WHITEOUT IS.

KIND OF LIKE A WIDE

RECEIVER, I'M TOLD.

FIND OUT AT CWNEWS.ORG.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

Wendy: WELCOME BACK,

EVERYONE.

THE U.N. REPORTS FOUR

MILLION FILIPINO CHILDREN

ARE TRAMTIZE TRAUMATIZED

AFTER THE TYPHOON THAT SWEPT

THEIR HOMELAND.

THE CBN RESCUE TEAMS ARE

BRINGING NOT ONLY FOOD AND

WATER, BUT SPIRITUAL HELP AS

WELL.

George: LUCILLE TALUSEN

TELLS US HOW CBN IS REACHING

OUT IN A UNIQUE AND

DIFFERENT WAY.

Reporter: IT IS

DIFFICULT TO MEASURE HOW

MUCH OF THESE CHILDREN ARE

AFFECTED BY THE MONSTER

TYPHOON.

IT TOOK THEIR LOVED ONES,

FRIENDS, AND SCHOOLS.

THE CBN DISASTER RELIEF TEAM

HELD "SUPERBOOK" SCREENING

IN THE DIFFERENT VILLAGES

HIT HARD BY THE TYPHOON.

FOR A COMMUNITY THAT DOESN'T

HAVE ELECTRIC POWER FOR MORE

THAN A MONTH NOW, NO

TELEVISION, NO MOVIES, THE

"SUPERBOOK" SCREENING IS A

REAL TREAT FOR THESE

CHILDREN, AND ALSO FOR THEIR

PARENTS.

NOT ONLY ARE THEY

ENTERTAINED, BUT THEY ARE

FED THE WORD OF GOD.

THAT BRINGS THEM HOPE AND

VALUES THAT THEY CAN APPLY

IN THEIR LIVES.

WE WERE WALKING HIM WHEN

MY CHILDREN AW SAW

"SUPERBOOK" ON THE SCREEN.

MY CHILDREN PLEADED WE STOP

BY AND JOIN THE OTHER

CHILDREN.

SO NOW WE COME HERE EVERY

NIGHT BECAUSE MY CHILDREN

SAID THEY WANT TO SEE PAPA

JESUS.

THEY ARE VERY HAPPY, AND I'M

THANKFUL TO "SUPERBOOK"

BECAUSE MY CHILDREN, WHO

WERE TRAUMATIZED BY THE

TYPHOON, ARE NOT AFRAID

ANYMORE.

EVEN I AM HOPEFUL AGAIN.

Reporter: EACH NIGHT

HUNDREDS FLOCKED TO WATCH

THE ANIMATED BIBLE STORIES.

THIS POLICE OFFICER IS

OVERWHELMED AT THE TURNOUT,

WITH 800 ATTENDING IN ONE

VILLAGE.

SHE IS HAPPY HER STATION HAS

SUPPORTED THE EFFORT AND

ESCORTED THE CBN TEAM.

WE SUPPORT "SUPERBOOK"

BECAUSE IT IS REALLY UNIQUE

FROM THE REST.

WE GET POSITIVE FEEDBACK

FROM THE PARENTS, THAT THEIR

CHILDREN, WHO BECOME AFRAID

OF THE RAIN, HAVE FORGOTTEN

ALL ABOUT THEIR FEAR BECAUSE

OF "SUPERBOOK."

I WAS CRYING BECAUSE I

CAN SEE THE CHILDREN ARE

VERY HAPPY.

I REALLY FELT SORRY FOR THEM

BECAUSE OF THE STORM.

THEY HAD TO SUFFER SO MUCH.

I WANT TO THANK YOU

PERSONALLY BECAUSE I AM SO

TOUCHED FOR HOW YOU ARE

HELPING OUR CHILDREN.

Reporter: THE THEME

SONG OF "SUPERBOOK" TRULY

FITS THEIR SITUATION,

ESPECIALLY THE PART IN THE

FILIPINO LANGUAGE THAT SAYS,

"HELP ME BEGIN AGAIN AS I

OFFER MY LIFE TO YOU."

I CAN SHARE WHAT I LEARNED

FROM "SUPERBOOK" WITH MY

FRIENDS.

WE SHOULD BE KIND, GENEROUS,

AND OBEDIENT TO OUR

PARENTS.

AND WE CAN APPLY WHAT THE

SONG SAYS.

EVEN IF WE WERE DEVASTATED

BY THE STORM, WITH GOD'S

HELP WE WILL BE ABLE TO

BEGIN AGAIN AND REBUILD OUR

LIVES.

Reporter: IT CAN TAKE

YEARS OR LONGER TO ERASE THE

SCARS THAT TYPHOON HAIYAN

LEFT IN THE MINDS OF THE

CHILDREN.

BUT FOR EVERY BOY AND GIRL

ATTENDING THE "SUPERBOOK"

EVENT, ONE GOOD MEMORY WILL

REMAIN EMBEDDED IN THEIR

HEARTS.

LUCILLE TALUSEN, CBN NEWS,

GUIWAN.

Wendy: THEY ARE SO

CUTE.

THEY ARE PRECIOUS.

George: THE INDELIBLE

FILIPINO SMILE.

FOLKS, THAT'S IT FOR THIS

WEEK'S EDITION OF CHRISTIAN

WORLD NEWS.

Wendy: UNTIL NEXT WEEK,

FROM ALL OF US HERE AT

CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS,

GOOD-BYE AND GOD BLESS YOU.

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"NEWSWATCH," JANUARY 10,

2014.

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