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CBN NewsWatch: January 10. 2014

On CBN Newswatch, Jan. 10: Republicans: White House out to lunch on Iraq, Lost tribes of Israel: Indian families make Aliya, and Carolina Panthers legend Steve Smith leading by example, and more. Read Transcript


TONIGHT ON "NEWSWATCH,"

al-QAEDA IN IRAQ.

WHAT SOME LAWMAKERS SAY THE

U.S. NEEDS TO BE DOING MORE

TO HELP STOP THE

TERRORISTS.

Wendy: PLUS,

INVESTIGATING THE I.R.S.

THE SCANDAL BEHIND THE

PERSON LOOKING INTO WHY THE

AGENCY TARGETED TEA PARTY

GROUPS.

Mark: AND CAROLINA

PANTHER'S STAR STEVE SMITH

SITS DOWN WITH CBN TO TALK

FOOTBALL AND FAITH.

ALL THIS AND MORE TONIGHT ON

"NEWSWATCH."

GOOD EVENING, I'M MARK

MARTIN.

Wendy: AND I'M WENDY

GRIFFITH.

IRAQ IS IN DANGER OF FALLING

INTO THE HANDS OF al-QAEDA

AND ITS OFF-SHOOTS.

AND SOME SAY THE AMERICAN

GOVERNMENT ISN'T DOING

ENOUGH TO HELP.

LORI JOHNSON EXPLAINS IN

TONIGHT'S TOP STORY.

Reporter: THIS IS VIDEO

OF ACTUAL AIR STRIKES

PERPETRATED BY THE IRAQI

MILITARY ON

AL-QAEDA-LINKED TARGETS IN

RAMADI THIS WEEK.

IT IS PART OF A STEPPED UP

EFFORT BY IRAQI TROOPS TO

GET RID OF THE al-QAEDA

ELEMENT THAT HAS CREPT INTO

MANY IRAQI CITIES SINCE THE

U.S. PULLED OUT IN 2011.

BUT al-QAEDA IS FIGHTING

BACK.

JUST YESTERDAY AN

AL-QAEDA-LINKED SUICIDE

BOMBER ATTACKED AN IRAQI

MILITARY RECRUITING CENTER

IN BAGHDAD, KILLING DOZENS.

FALLUJAH IS ANOTHER CITY

THAT HAS SEEN MANY CLASHES

BETWEEN THE IRAQI MILITARY

AND al-QAEDA FORCES.

MANY RESIDENTS THERE,

FEARING FOR THEIR LIVES,

HAVE FLED THAT CITY, LEAVING

THOSE WHO REMAIN TO FEND FOR

THEMSELVES.

WE DON'T HAVE GAS, OIL, OR

BENZINE, SAID THIS FALLUJAH

RESIDENT.

MEANWHILE IN WASHINGTON,

JOHN BOEHNER ACCUSED

PRESIDENT OBAMA OF IGNORING

THE RECENT VIOLENCE IN

IRAQ.

WE MUST MAINTAIN A

LONG-TERM COMMITMENT TO A

SUCCESSFUL OUTCOME THERE.

IT IS TIME THAT THE

PRESIDENT RECOGNIZED THIS

AND GETS ENGAGED.

Reporter: TO WHICH THE

WHITE HOUSE RESPONDED...

WE ARE VERY MINDFUL OF

THE FACT THAT THIS

AL-QAEDA AFFILIATE HAS

CREATED A LOT OF CHAOS AND

CARNAGE IN ANBAR PROVINCE,

AND THAT'S WHY WE'RE

ASSISTING THE IRAQI

GOVERNMENT.

Reporter: THE WHITE

HOUSE SAYS THE U.S. WILL

DELIVER SUPPLIES TO IRAQ,

BUT EXACTLY WHAT THE U.S.

WILL SEND IS UP FOR DEBATE

IN CONGRESS.

HOWEVER, THE WHITE HOUSE

STANDS FIRM ON ITS

COMMITMENT NOT TO SEND ANY

TROOPS BACK TO IRAQ.

LORI JOHNSON, CBN NEWS.

Mark: AND FOR MORE ON

THIS, WE TURN NOW TO OUR

SENIOR INTERNATIONAL

CORRESPONDENT, GEORGE

THOMAS, WHO HAS BEEN TO IRAQ

SEVERAL TIMES.

WELCOME, GEORGE.

George: THANK YOU,

SIR.

Mark: TALK A LITTLE

ABOUT al-QAEDA IN IRAQ.

WHAT IS BEHIND THE RECENT

SURGE IN ACTIVITY?

George: YOU LOOK AT

THESE IMAGES AND IT IS A

BONAFIDE MESS.

WE WERE REPORTING ON THIS

BACK IN 2011, WHEN THE

UNITED STATES, AND THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION CLEARLY TELL

CASTED TO THE ENTIRE REGION

THAT THE UNITED STATES WAS

GOING TO PULL OUT.

THIS WAS INEVITABLE.

WHAT al-QAEDA WENT AFTER

WAS LOOKING FOR THESE AREAS

WHERE THE GOVERNMENT -- THE

IRAQI GOVERNMENT HAD NO

CONTROL.

IRAQ IS NOW BEING CALLED A

FAILED STATE.

WHERE THERE IS NO SECURITY

APPARATUS TO PROTECT

CITIZENS.

SO, FOR EXAMPLE, IN THE

NORTHERN PART OF IRAQ, WHICH

IS SUNNI DOMINATED, THE

al-QAEDA CAME IN.

THERE WAS A POWER VACUUM,

AND IN ESSENCE STARTED TO

CREATE ALL KINDS OF MESS.

THIS IS POTENTIALLY -- LET

ME TELL YOU, THIS THREED

LEAD TO A COMPLETE CIVIL WAR

AND A BREAKDOWN IN THE

COUNTRY YET AGAIN.

Mark: SOME EXPERTS IN

THE REGION ARE TALKING

OPENLY ABOUT A SHIIA/SUNNI

CONFLICT.

George: IT'S VERY

REAL.

I LOOK AT IT AS THIS --

PERHAPS OUR VIEWERS CAN

UNDERSTAND IT FROM THIS

PERSPECTIVE: YOU'VE GOT TWO

DOMINANT PLAYERS IN THE

REGION.

IRAN, WHICH IS SHIIA, AND

YOU'VE GOT SAUDI ARABIA,

WHICH IS SUNNI.

AND THESE TWO COUNTRIES ARE,

IN ESSENCE, ARE FIGHTING FOR

WHO WILL DOMINATE AND WHO

WILL BE THE VOICE OF ISLAM

ACROSS THE REGION.

TODAY THIS DIVISION IS

CLEARLY THE FAULT LINES,

WHICH ARE ALL ACROSS THE

MIDDLE EAST, FROM SYRIA TO

IRAQ, TO AFGHANISTAN.

IN SOME WAYS IT REMINDS ME

OF THE COLD WAR.

LIKE THE COLD WAR TAKING

PLACE IN THE HEART OF THE

MIDDLE EAST.

IRAN AND SAUDI ARABIA ARE

LIKE AMERICA AND THE SOVIET

UNION FIGHTING FOR CONTROL.

Mark: WHAT DOES THIS

MEAN FOR CHRISTIANS IN

IRAQ?

George: THIS HAS BEEN

THE ONGOING CHALLENGE AND

TRAVESTY WE HAVE REPORTED

FOR MANY, MANY YEARS.

THE MASS EXITOUS OF

CHRISTIANS ACROSS THE MIDDLE

EAST.

WE HAVE REPORTS OF 450,000

CHRISTIANS THAT HAVE ESCAPED

THE FIGHTING FROM SYRIA.

ABOUT 1200 WHO HAVE LOST

THEIR LIVES IN SYRIA.

IT IS THE CASE ALL ACROSS

THE REGION.

UNFORTUNATELY, IT IS NOT

GOING TO GET ANY BETTER

BECAUSE OF THE TENSION

BETWEEN THESE TWO SECTS

WITHIN ISLAM.

Mark: OKAY.

GEORGE THOMAS, THANKS FOR

YOUR TIME, SIR.

WENDY?

Wendy: THANKS, MARK.

al-QAEDA-LINKED GROUPS IN

SYRIA MAY BE TRYING TO

RECRUIT AMERICANS WHO TRAVEL

TO THE COUNTRY.

THE HEAD OF THE Facebook

SAYS ITHE F.B.I. SAYS IT IS

ONE OF ITS GREATEST

CONCERNS.

HE TOLD REPORTERS, DOZENS OF

AMERICANS HAVE TRAVELLED TO

SYRIA TO TAKE PART IN THE

CIVIL WAR THERE.

WHILE THEY ARE THERE, SYRIAN

MILITANTS HAVE BEEN TEACHING

THEM TERROR TECHNIQUES TO

USE ONCE THEY'RE BACK IN

AMERICA.

HE SAYS THE F.B.I. IS

DEVOTING RESOURCES TO FIND

AMERICANS WHO MAY HAVE BEEN

RECRUITED.

Mark: FOR NEARLY 2700

YEARS, A TRIBE CALLED THE

NAMAN NOSHI HAVE KEPT THEIR

JEWISH ROUTES.

AND NOW MANY ARE RETURNING

TO THEIR ANCIENT HOMELAND.

AS CHRIS MITCHELL EXPLAINS,

THIS RETURN IS ALSO SEEN AS

BIBLICAL PROPHECY.

Reporter: BROTHER FOUND

BROTHER AND FAMILY MEMBERS

OF ALL AGES REUNITED

RECENTLY AT TEL AVIV'S

BENGORIAN AIRPORT.

THEY ARE PART OF THE LOST

TRIBE OF BENNOSHA, RETURNING

FROM INDIA BACK TO ISRAEL.

THE TERM GOES BACK TO

ANCIENT TIMES, WHEN 10 OF

ISRAEL'S 12 TRIBES WERE

BANNED FROM THE LAND.

MICHAEL HAS WORKED FOR YEARS

TO HELP BRING ABOUT THESE

MOMENTS.

HE BELIEVES THE RETURN

FULFILLS BIBLICAL PROPHECY.

WE ARE WATCHING AS

PROPHECY COMES TO LIFE

BEFORE OUR EYES.

GOD REMEMBERS HIS PROMISES

TO HIS PEOPLE ISRAEL.

GOD IS FAITHFUL, AND HE IS

GATHERING HIS CHILDREN IN

FROM ALL OVER THE EARTH.

Reporter: THIS IS THE

SECOND PART OF A

LONG-AWAITED MIGRATION.

NEARLY 2,000 TRIBE MEMBERS

LIVE IN ISRAEL.

BUT SIX YEARS AGO THE

GOVERNMENT STOPPED THEIR

RETURN.

NOW THE GOVERNMENT WILL

PERMIT ALL THE BENE MONOSHI

TO RETURN.

AFTER 2,700 YEARS OF

EXILE, THEY ARE COMING

BACK.

THERE ARE 10 LOST TRIBES,

AND THEY WILL COME BACK --

THE FIRST.

WE DID IT.

Reporter: THE ASSYRIAN

EMPIRE BANISHED THEM ALMOST

3,000 YEARS AGO.

BUT TRIBE MEMBERS KEPT THEIR

JEWISH ROOTS FOR MORE THAN

2,000 YEARS.

SEVERAL CHRISTIAN

ORGANIZATIONS HELPED BRING

THEM HOME.

I'M GRATEFUL TO GOD.

I'M GRATEFUL TO OUR PARTNERS

OUT THERE, JEWS AND

CHRISTIANS, WHO STAND WITH

US, WHO PRAY FOR US, AND WHO

HELP TO FACILITATE THIS

MIRACLE.

I'M GRATEFUL TO CBN, TO

GORDON ROBERTSON AND MICHAEL

LITTLE, AND THE WHOLE TEAM

THERE.

WE SUPPORT THE ALLIAH,

THE JEWISH PEOPLE, BECAUSE

WE BELIEVE IT IS THE HAND OF

GOD.

THE LORD SAID THAT HE

SCATTERED THE JEWISH PEOPLE,

BUT HE WOULD NEVER LEAVE

THEM SCATTERED AMONG THE

NATIONS.

HE WOULD ALWAYS COME AND

FIND THEM, EVEN IF THEY WERE

SCATTERED TO THE ENDS OF THE

EARTH.

HE SAID, I'M GOING TO BRING

YOUR SONS FROM THE EAST IN

THE BOOK OF ISAIAH.

AND THESE ARE CERTAINLY

JEWISH PEOPLE, ANCIENT

ISRAELITE TRIBES THAT ARE

COMING HOME FROM THE EAST.

IT IS SOMETHING THEIR

ANCESTORS DREAMED ABOUT FOR

2,700 YEARS.

AND DESPITE BEING CUT OFF

FROM THE REST OF THE PEOPLE

OF ISRAEL FOR SO LONG, THE

BENE MONASHIR NEVER FORGOT

WHO THEY ARE, THEY NEVER

FORGOT WHERE THEY CAME FROM,

AND THEY NEVER FORGOT WHERE

THEY DREAMED OF ONE DAY

RETURNING.

AND NOW, THANK GOD, THEY'RE

BACK HOME.

Reporter: CHRIS

MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

JERUSALEM.

Mark: AMEN.

FOR MORE OF CHRIS' EXCLUSIVE

REPORTING FROM ISRAEL, MAKE

SURE YOU CHECK OUT HIS

WEEKLY SHOW AND BLOG,

JERUSALEM DATELINE, AND YOU

CAN FIND THEM AT OUR

WEBSITE, CBN.COM.

Wendy: THE LEADER OF

THE INVESTIGATION INTO THE

I.R.S. TARGETING OF

CONSERVATIVE AND TEA PARTY

GROUPS IS A POLITICAL

SUPPORTER OF PRESIDENT

OBAMA.

THAT ACCORDING TO A REPORT

BY THE WASHINGTON TIMES.

BARBARA BOSERMAN IS A TRIAL

LAWYER IN THE JUSTICE

DEPARTMENT.

SHE DONATED MORE THAN $6,000

TO OBAMA'S COMPAIGNS IN 2008

AND 2012.

THE AMERICAN CENTER FOR LAW

OF JUSTICE REPRESENTS 41 TEA

PARTY GROUPS IN A FEDERAL

SUIT AGAINST THE I.R.S.

BECAUSE OF WHAT WE KNOW,

IT RAISES SERIOUS CONFLICT

OF INTEREST.

AS AN ATTORNEY, SHE SHOULD

HAVE KNOWN THIS WOULD HAVE

BECOME A SCANDAL WITHIN A

SCANDAL.

SO THEY'VE GOT TO DEAL WITH

MORE PARTISAN POLITICS AT

PLAY, AND AN ISSUE, AN

INVESTIGATION INTO WHETHER

OR NOT CONSERVATIVE GROUPS

WERE ILLEGALLY TARGETED BY

THE I.R.S. BECAUSE OF THEIR

VIEWPOINT.

AND THE LEAD INVESTIGATOR

FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF

JUSTICE HAPPENS TO BE

SOMEONE WHO STRONGLY

DISAGREES WITH THE

VIEWPOINTS OF THESE GROUPS.

Wendy: CONGRESSIONAL

REPUBLICANS SAY THEY HAVEN'T

BEEN ABLE TO GET ANY

INFORMATION FROM THE

INVESTIGATION.

Mark: U.S. EMPLOYERS

ADDED 74,000 JOBS IN

DECEMBER.

THE FEWEST IN THREE YEARS.

HOWEVER, THE LABOR

DEPARTMENT REPORTS THE

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DROPS FROM

7% IN NOVEMBER TO 6.7%.

THAT'S THE LOWEST LEVEL

SINCE OCTOBER 2008.

THAT DROP HAPPENED IN PART

BECAUSE MORE AMERICANS

STOPPED LOOKING FOR WORK.

THE GOVERNMENT COUNTS PEOPLE

AS UNEMPLOYED ONLY IF THEY

ARE ACTIVELY SEARCHING FOR

JOBS.

DECEMBER'S HIRING IS FAR

BELOW THE AVERAGE INCREASE

OF 214,000 JOBS A MONTH IN

THE LAST FOUR MONTHS.

Wendy: TARGET SAYS AT

LEAST 70 MILLION COSTUMERS

WERE AFFECTED BY THEIR

PRE-CHRISTMAS DATA BREACH.

THAT NUMBER IS SUBSTANTIALLY

MORE THAN THE CHAIN THAT

PREVIOUSLY REPORTED.

LAST MONTH TARGET ANNOUNCED

THAT PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION

NUMBERS WERE STOLEN FOR UP

TO 40 MILLION CREDIT AND

DEBIT CARDS.

TODAY THAT NUMBER WENT UP.

TARGET IS NOW OFFERING FREE

CREDIT CARD MONITORING AND

PROTECTION TO ALL ITS

COSTUMERS.

PEOPLE WILL HAVE THE CHANCE

TO ENROLL OVER THE NEXT

THREE MONTHS.

Mark: THE FEDERAL

GOVERNMENT WILL RECOGNIZE

ALL OF THE SAME-SEX

MARRIAGES PERFORMED IN

UTAH.

BACK IN DECEMBER A JUDGE

OVERTURNED THE STATE'S BAN

ON GAY MARRIAGE, SENDING

MORE THAN A THOUSAND

SAME-SEX COUPLES TO GET

MARRIAGE LICENSES.

ON MONDAY, THE SUPREME COURT

ORDERED A STAY ON GAY

WEDDINGS WHILE THE STATE

APPEALS THE BAN BEING

OVERTURNED.

TODAY ATTORNEY-GENERAL ERIC

HOLDER SAYS THE FEDERAL

GOVERNMENT WILL RECOGNIZE

ALL OF THE WEDDINGS THAT

TOOK PLACE, SAYING THE

MARRIAGE STATUS OF GAY

COUPLES IN UTAH SHOULDN'T BE

UNCERTAIN DURING THE COURT

BATTLE.

Wendy: COMING UP, THE

RISING COSTS OF LAST YEAR'S

HISTORIC TYPHOON IN THE

PHILIPPINES.

Wendy: THE COST OF

REBUILDING AFTER THAT

MASSIVE TYPHOON IN THE FILL

PHILIPPINES COULD BE MORE

THAN 50% HIGHER THAN

EXPECTED.

IT DAMAGED A REACHING $

$3.1 BILLION.

TYPHOON HAIYAN WAS ONE OF

THE STRONGEST STORMS TO MAKE

LAND FALL ANYWHERE, REDUCING

EVERYTHING IN ITS PATH TO

RUBBLE.

THE GOVERNMENT

UNDERESTIMATED THE COST OF

REBUILDING TYPHOON-RESILIENT

STRUCTURES.

THE PHILIPPINES GETS AN

AVERAGE OF 20 TYPHOONS A

YEAR.

AMAZING.

UNICEF REPORTS THAT FOUR

MILLION FILIPINO CHILDREN

STILL FEEL THE TRAUMA FROM

THAT MONSTER STORM.

Mark: THAT'S WHY CBN

RELIEF TEAMS ARE STILL ON

THE GROUND.

LUCILLE TALUSEN SHOWS US HOW

THEY'RE USING "SUPERBOOK" TO

REACH OUT TO THE CHILDREN.

Reporter: THE MONSTER

STORM TOOK THEIR LOVED ONES,

FRIENDS, HOMES, AND

SCHOOLS.

AS A FORM OF TRAUMA

COUNSELLING, THE CBN

DISASTER RELIEF TEAM HELD

"SUPERBOOK" SCREENINGS 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 TO THEIR

PARENTS.

AND NOT ONLY ARE THEY

ENTERTAINED, BUT THEY ARE

FED THE WORD OF GOD, AND

THAT BRINGS THEM HOPE AND

VALUES THAT THEY CAN APPLY

IN THEIR LIVES.

WE WERE WALKING HOME WHEN

MY CHILDREN SAW "SUPERBOOK"

ON THE SCREEN.

MY CHILDREN PLEADED THAT WE

STOPPED BY AND JOIN THE

OTHER CHILDREN.

AND SO NOW WE COME HERE

EVERY NIGHT BECAUSE MY

CHILDREN SAID THEY WANT TO

SEE PAPA JESUS.

THEY ARE VERY HAPPY, AND I

AM THANKFUL TO "SUPERBOOK"

BECAUSE MY CHILDREN, WHO

WERE TRAUMATIZED BY THE

TYPHOON, ARE NO AFRAID

ANYMORE.

EVEN I AM HOPEFUL AGAIN.

"SUPERBOOK"!

Reporter: EACH NIGHT

HUNDREDS FLOCKED TO WATCH

THE ANIMATED BIBLE STORIES.

POLICE OFFICER CHERYL MARATA

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 UNIQUE FROM

THE REST.

WE GET POSITIVE FEEDBACK

FROM THE PARENTS, WHO'S

CHILDREN WHO BECAME AFRAID

OF THE RAIN, HAVE FORGOTTEN

ABOUT THEIR FEAR BECAUSE OF

"SUPERBOOK."

I WAS CRYING BECAUSE I

HAD SEEN THAT THE CHILDREN

WERE VERY HAPPY.

I REALLY FELT SORRY FOR

THEM.

BECAUSE OF THE STORM, THEY

HAD TO SUFFER SO MUCH.

I AM SO TOUCHED WITH 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" TO

MY FRIENDS.

WE SHOULD BE KIND,

GENEROUS, AND OBEDIENT TO

OUR PARENTS.

OR 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,

GUIAN.

Mark: UP NEXT, LEADING

BY EXAMPLE.

HOW ONE MAN'S DECISION TO

PUT GOD FIRST INFLUENCED THE

SUCCESS OF A WHOLE TEAM.

Mark: WELCOME BACK.

FOOTBALL FANS KNOW THE

CAROLINA PANTHERS HAVE BEEN

ONE OF THE SURPRISES OF THE

SEASON.

AFTER THE FIRST FEW WEEKS,

THEY LOOKED TO BE DEAD IN

THE WATER.

NOW THEY'RE DIVISION CHAMPS

AND MADE IT TO THE

PLAYOFFS.

Wendy: ONE REASON FOR

THE TURNAROUND HAS PB THE

BEEN THE LEADERSHIP OF STAR

RECEIVER STEVE SMITH.

HE TALKED ABOUT HIS OWN

PERSONAL TURNAROUNDS.

WE'RE NOT CHANGING COOKIE

RECIPES.

WE'RE NOT PLAYING PATTY

CAKE.

ONE OF MY EX-TEAMMATES IS 6'

7." HE'S NOT COMING TO KIND

OF PAT ME ON THE SHOULDER

AND SAY, HEY, GOOD CATCH.

HE IS TRYING TO KNOCK MY

BLOCK OFF.

Reporter: CAROLINA

PANTHER'S WIDE RECEIVER

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 ALSO ONE OF THE

MOST PRODUCTIVE.

WHEN YOU'RE PLAYING

FOOTBALL, AND YOU'RE LINING

UP AGAINST GUYS THAT ARE

BIGGER, YOU HAVE TO TAKE

SOMETHING TO THE FIELD, AND

SOME PEOPLE CALL THAT 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.

AND WHEN YOU'RE WORKING WITH

YOUR HANDS AND YOU'RE

WORKING A BLUE COLLAR JOB,

YOU'VE GOT TO BRING YOUR

HARD HAT.

THAT'S WHAT I BELIEVE IN.

I BELIEVE IN DOING IT WITH

YOUR WHOLE HEART.

THERE IS GOSSIP, AND THERE

IS ONLY GOING TO BE ONE

PERSON THAT WINS THE PRIZE.

SO 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 STRONG

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 HE HAD

ON THE FIELD, CAME A SENSE

OF PRIDE THAT CAUSED HIM TO

NEGLECT THE FAITH HE

RECEIVED YEARS AGO.

I SAID TO CHRIS ACCEPTED

CHRIST IN 2003, BUT I DIDN'T

UNDERSTAND THE LIFE-LONG

COMMITMENT AND THE TRUE

COVENANT BETWEEN A BELIEVER,

MYSELF, AND WITH CHRIST.

SO I JUST KIND OF WAS LUKE

WARM.

YOU KNOW, I LOOKED FOR IT

WHEN I NEEDED IT, AND WHEN I

DIDN'T NEED IT, KIND OF

SHOVED IT TO THE SIDE.

Reporter: WITH PRIDE

AND BEING IN THE DRIVER'S

SEASON, THAT CHIP ON HIS

SHOULDER LED TO ALTERCATIONS

WITH HIS TEAMMATES.

ONE TIME DURING THE SLONG

SEASON, HE TOOLONG SEASON,

HE TOOK A LONG, HARD LOOK AT

HIMSELF.

I DIDN'T RECOGNIZE THE

MAN IN THE MIRRORMENT I

MIRROR.

I DIDN'T LIKE WHAT I SAW.

EGOTISTICAL, AND THE ONLY

IMPORTANT THING AT THAT TIME

WAS ME.

THAT'S NOT HOW REAL LIFE

WORKS.

THAT'S NOT WHAT IT IS

ABOUT.

THAT'S NOT WHAT A HUSBAND

OUGHT TO THINK, OUGHT TO

BE.

AND THAT'S NOT WHAT A FATHER

OUGHT TO BE.

Reporter: HE SAYS

THAT'S WHEN SHE WAS FACED

WITHE WAS FACED WITH A

QUESTION FROM GOD.

GOD REALLY BROKE ME.

AND GOD ASKED ME THAT

QUESTION, WHICH WAS: YOU

HAVE 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

HAVE 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

BROKEN, THAT BANK ACCOUNT

ISN'T GOING TO HELP YOU.

GOD HAS BEEN IN MY LIFE,

WHETHER I'VE KNOWN IT OR

NOT, AND BEEN LOOKING O OUT

FOR ME, AND HE'S BEEN THERE

IN THE MUCK AND THE MEYER.

FOR ME, HE IS REDEMPTIVE.

HE IS THAT FATHER THAT EVEN

WHEN YOUR DAD IS STRIKING

OUT, HE'LL HOLD YOU.

Wendy: UP NEXT, TAKING

ADVANTAGE OF THE RECENT

POLAR VORTEX TO RAISE

AWARENESS FOR A BIG CAUSE.

Mark: SOME AREAS OF THE

COUNTRY ARE STILL SEEING

SOME ICY CONDITIONS, WHICH

MEANS MOST CONSTRUCTION

PLANS NEED TO BE PUT ON

HOLD, UNLESS YOU ARE

BUILDING AN ICE HOUSE.

FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY,

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY IS

BUILDING AN ICE HOUSE IN

DELUTH, MINNESOTA.

ALTHOUGH THE STRUCTURE HAS

WALLS AND A ROOF, IT ISN'T

YOUR TRADITIONAL HOUSE AND

NO FAMILY WILL BE LIVING

THERE.

SOMETHING THAT IN THEORY

ONE OF US COULD STAY IN

OVERNIGHT, BUT I DON'T KNOW

IF ANY OF US ARE GOING TO

BRAVE THAT.

Mark: HABITAT FOR

HUMANITY WILL USE THE ICE

HOUSE TO RAISE AWARENESS AND

EXPLAIN THEIR MISSION.

Wendy: INTERESTING.

I WOULD NOT WANT TO STAY

THERE.

Mark: I WOULD NOT,

EITHER.

Wendy: EVEN AN HOUR

WOULD BE TOO LONG FOR ME.

UNLESS YOU COULD BUILD A

LITTLE FIRE.

Mark: AND IT WOULD ALL

MELT.

THAT'S ALL FOR THIS EDITION

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