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CBN NewsWatch: May 2, 2014

On CBN Newswatch, May 2: Ukraine launches major assault on separatists, America urged to 'repent' on Nat'l Day of Prayer, and Ky. Derby has anti-trafficking authorities on alert, and more. Read Transcript


TONIGHT ON "NEWSWATCH,"

GROWING UNREST IN UKRAINE.

HOW SHOULD THE WORLD BE

RESPONDING TO THE TENSION?

PLUS CALLING ON GOD FOR

THE SAKE OF OUR COUNTRY.

CBN NEWS LOOKS AT HOW PEOPLE

MARKED THE NATIONAL DAY OF

PRAYER.

George: AND HEAR HOW

THE MILLENNIAL GENERATION IS

CHANGING THE WAY WE WORK.

ALL OF THIS AND MORE TONIGHT

ON "NEWSWATCH."

A DEADLY DAY IN UKRAINE.

GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE, I'M

GEORGE THOMAS.

Heather: AND I'LL

HEATHER CELLS.

AT LEAST 31 PEOPLE WERE

KILLED IN VIOLENT CLASHES IN

THE CITY OF ODESSA, AND THAT

VIOLENCE CAME AT THE UNITED

NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL

CONVENED ANOTHER EMERGENCY

MEETING ON THE CRISIS IN

UKRAINE.

George: MEANWHILE,

UKRAINIAN OFFICIALS BEGAN A

MAJOR OFFENSIVE AGAINST THE

PRO-RUSSIAN INSURGENTS IN

THE EASTERN PART OF THE

COUNTRY.

DALE HURD HAS MORE.

Reporter: TODAY THE

UKRAINIAN MILITARY LAUNCHED

ITS FIRST MAJOR ASSAULT

AGAINST THE RUSSIAN FORCES

THAT HAVE SEIZED PARTS OF

UKRAINE.

TWO UKRAINIAN HELICOPTERS

WERE SHOT DOWN.

BOTH PILOTS ARE DEAD.

UKRAINE'S ACTING PRESIDENT

SAYS PRO-RUSSIAN INSURGENTS

HAVE SUFFERED SIGNIFICANT

LOSSES.

FOR WEEKS, CITIES AND TOWNS

HAVE BEEN FALLING TO

PRO-RUSSIAN FORCES LIKE

DOMINOS.

KIEV'S DEFENSIVE HAS

DESTROYED THE AGREEMENT

UNCOOLING UKRAINE'S CRISIS.

UKRAINE WAS THE CENTER OF

THE MEETING AT THE WHITE

HOUSE WITH GERMANY'S ANGELA

MERKEL.

THE PRESIDENT SAID HARSHER

SANCTIONS ON A RANGE OF

SECTORS OF THE RUSSIAN

ECONOMY COULD BE AN OPTION.

President Obama: THE

GOAL IS NOT TO PUNISH

RUSSIA.

THE GOAL IS TO GIVE THEM AN

INCENTIVE TO CHOOSE THE

BETTER COURSE.

Reporter: NEITHER

LEADER WANTS TO GET VERY

TOUGH WITH RUSSIA OVER

UKRAINE.

RUSSIA IS ONE OF GERMANY'S

LEADING TRADING PARTNERS.

WITH MORE AND MORE FIGHTING

IN UKRAINE, CHUCK HAGEL TOLD

NATO MEMBERS TO START

PULLING THEIR OWN WEIGHT.

AMERICA STILL PAYS FOR MOST

OF THE DEFENSE OF EUROPE.

TODAY AMERICA'S G.D.P. IS

SMALLER THAN THE COMBINED

G.D.P.s OF OUR 27 NATO

ALLIES.

BUT AMERICA'S DEFENSE

SPENDING IS THREE TIMES OUR

ALLIES' COMBINED DEFENSE

SPENDING.

Reporter: WHILE AMERICA

HAS BEEN DEFENDING WESTERN

EUROPE, EUROPEAN GOVERNMENTS

HAVE BEEN DOWNSIZING THEIR

MILITARIES IN ORDER TO FUND

LAVISH WELFARE STATES.

BUT NOW WAR HAS COME TO

NATO'S DOORSTEP.

DALE HURD, CBN NEWS.

Heather: AT LEAST 19

PEOPLE ARE DEAD AFTER A CAR

BOMBING IN NIGERIA'S CAPITAL

OF BUJA.

IT TOOK PLACE RIGHT ACROSS

THE STREET FROM A BUS

STATION, WHERE AN EXPLOSION

KILLED 75 PEOPLE LAST

MONTH.

THE RADICAL ISLAMIC BOKO

HARAM TERRORIST GROUP TOOK

RESPONSIBILITY FOR THAT ACT

AND IS SUSPECTED IN TODAY'S

AS WELL.

IT COMES DAYS BEFORE THE

CITY HOSTS A GLOBAL ECONOMIC

SUMMIT.

NIGERIA IS DEPLOYING 6,000

POLICE.

George: PEACE TALKS ARE

TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED FOR

SOUTH SUDAN.

THE TALKS ARE AIMED AT

ENDING THE CIVIL WAR THAT

HAS ALREADY KILLED THOUSANDS

AND THREATENS THE FUTURE OF

THE WORLD'S NEWEST NATION.

IF THE PEACE TALKS HAPPEN,

THEY WOULD MARK A TURNING

POINT AND NEARLY SIX MONTHS

OF VIOLENCE IN SOUTH SUDAN.

Heather: THE HOUSE

COMMITTEE LOOKING INTO THE

BENGHAZI ATTACK HAS ISSUED A

SUBPOENA TO SECRETARY OF

STATE JOHN BOEHNER TO

INVESTIGATE STONEWALLING ON

BENGHAZI.

THE HOUSE OVERSIGHT

COMMITTEE CHARGES THE STATE

DEPARTMENT WITH ILLEGALLY

WITHHOLDING SUBPOENAED

MATERIAL ABOUT BENGHAZI FROM

CONGRESS.

CHAIRMAN DARRELL ISSA TOLD

KERRY THAT THE STATE

DEPARTMENT IS SHOWING

A, QUOTE,"DISTURBING

DISREGARD FOR ITS LEGAL

OBLIGATIONS TO CONGRESS,"

AND CALLS THEM TO TESTIFY

LATER HIS MONTH.

HE WARNED KERRY THAT THE

ACTIONS COULD CONSTITUTE A

CRIMINAL DEFENSE.

George: U.S. EMPLOYERS

ADDED MORE JOBS THAN

ECONOMISTS EXPECTED.

THE U.S. LABOR DEPARTMENT

REPORTS 288,000 JOBS WERE

ADDED.

THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE

DROPPED TO 6.3%, THE LOWEST

LEVEL SINCE SEPTEMBER 2008.

BUT THE DROP OCCURRED

BECAUSE THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE

SEEKING WORK FELL SHARPLY,

AND THOSE WHO AREN'T LOOKING

FOR WORK ARE NOT COUNTED.

Heather: BELIEVERS

ACROSS THE COUNTRY GATHERED

THURSDAY TO PRAY AND ASK FOR

GOD'S BLESSING ON NATION

DURING THE NATIONAL DAY OF

PRAYER.

THE 63rd ANNUAL EVENT TOOK

PLACE IN HOMES, CHURCHES,

AND IN THE CAPITAL.

THIS YEAR'S THEME WAS "ONE

VOICE UNITED IN PRAYER."

HYMNS WERE SUNG AND PRAYERS

WERE MADE ON BEHALF OF THE

GOVERNMENT, INCLUDING THE

PRESIDENT AND MEMBERS OF

CONGRESS.

AND ANN LOT, THE DAUGHTER OF

BILL GRAHAM, SAID SOCIAL AND

ECONOMIC DISASTER ARES ARE

WARNINGS THAT THE DAY OF

JUDGMENT IS COMING.

THE ANSWER WILL NOT BE

POLITICAL OR MILITARY OR

ECONOMIC OR EDUCATIONAL.

THE ANSWER IS TO FALL ON OUR

FACE BEFORE GOD AND CRY OUT

TO HIM IN HUMBLE REPENTANCE

OF SIN.

AMEN.

[APPLAUSE]

JUST BECAUSE OF NATIONAL

DAY OF PRAYER IS ENDING,

DOESN'T MEAN WE STOP

PRAYING.

THIS IS THE BEGINNING.

NOW IT IS UP TO YOU.

IT'S UP TO YOU TO CRY OUT TO

GOD.

Heather: FOCUS ON THE

FAMILY FOUNDER, JANE DOBSON,

CALLED PRESIDENT OBAMA THE

ABORTION PRESIDENT AT THE

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER.

DOBSON SAID OBAMA HAS MADE

IT SO THAT EVERY AMERICAN

WILL HAVE TO PAY TOWARDS THE

SUPPORT OF ABORTION.

DOBSON ALSO ENCOURAGED

PEOPLE TO KEEP PRAYING.

George: IN ADDITION TO

THE EVENTS IN WASHINGTON,

AMERICANS CAME TOGETHER IN

MORE THAN 40,000 NATIONAL

DAY OF PRAYER EVENTS ACROSS

THE COUNTRY.

LORI JOHNSON BRINGS US THIS

REPORT FROM ONE OF THOSE

GATHERINGS IN HAMPTON,

VIRGINIA.

*

Reporter: BELIEVERS

ACROSS AMERICA JOINED

TOGETHER ON A DAY SET ASIDE

TO LIFT THEIR VOICES TO GOD

IN PRAISE AND PETITION.

LORD, GIVE US THE

STRENGTH AND THE COURAGE TO

TAKE A STAND AGAINST THOSE

WHO RESIST YOUR KINGDOM'S

TRUTH.

LET THIS GREAT NATION

CONTINUE TO BE A SHINING

LIGHT TO THE NATIONS, NOT

BRINGING DIVISION, BUT TO

WALK IN THE FRUIT OF THE

SPIRIT.

HELP US WALK IN LOVE FOR THE

UNITED PEOPLE.

Reporter: MORE THAN

40,000 PRAYER GATHERINGS ARE

TAKING PLACE FROM COAST TO

COAST, IN PLACES LIKE

CHURCHES AND GOVERNMENT

BUILDINGS.

THIS ONE IS SO BIG THE

ORGANIZERS RENTED A

CONVENTION CENTER.

PASTORS CHRIS HALERREN AND

NEBRIT YARBO BROUGHT

TOGETHER CHRISTIANS FROM

DIFFERENT CULTURES AND

DENOMINATIONS ON VIRGINIA'S

PENINSULA.

I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT

THAT THE BODY OF CHRIST

WORKS TOGETHER.

I THINK THAT'S WHAT GOD

INTENDED.

I THINK THAT'S WHAT JESUS

WANTED.

Reporter: THEY ASKED

GOD TO LEAD PEOPLE TO

REPENTANCE, INDIVIDUALLY AND

AS A NATION.

WE'RE IN DESPERATE NEED

OF AN AWAKENING OF THE

SPIRIT OF GOD.

A LEGITIMATE, TRUE, GENUINE

REVIVAL THAT WILL AWAKEN THE

CHURCH AND REALLY SHAKE OUR

CULTURE AS WELL.

Reporter: THE FAITHFUL

PRAYED FOR HEALING IN

FAMILIES, SCHOOLS, AND

FINANCES.

I HAVE A LONG PRAYER LIST

OF MANY NEEDS, BUT, OF

COURSE, THE MOST IMPORTANT

IS THE SALVATION OF SOULS.

Reporter: A PRAYER THAT

MANY CHRISTIANS SHARED

NATIONWIDE THURSDAY,

TRUSTING IN THE POWER OF GOD

TO TRANSFORM A NATION.

LORI JOHNSON, CBN NEWS,

HAMPTON, VIRGINIA.

George: TENS OF

THOUSANDS OF KENTUCKY DERBY

FANS WILL FLOOD LOUISVILLE

THIS WEEKEND, PUMPING

MILLIONS INTO THE LOCAL

ECONOMY, BUT UNFORTUNATELY

SOME OF THAT SPENDING WILL

GO TOWARDS COMMERCIAL SEX.

IT IS THE REASON THAT LAW

ENFORCEMENT WILL BE

MONITORING ONLINE ADS FOR

SO-CALLED ESCORTS, WHICH

TYPICALLY SPIKE DURING DERBY

WEEK.

THEY KNOW THE GROWING NUMBER

OF CALLS TO KENTUCKY FROM

THE NATIONAL TRAFFICKING HOT

LINE LAST YEAR.

THE NATIONAL HUMAN

TRAFFICKING RESOURCE

RECEIVED 345,000 CALLS FROM

KENTUCKY, AN INCREASE OF

105% FROM THE YEAR BEFORE.

Heather: AND JOINING US

NOW WITH MORE IS ATTORNEY

GRETCHEN HUNT WITH THE

KENTUCKY ASSOCIATION OF

SEXUAL ASSAULT PROGRAMS.

THE NATIONAL TRAFFICKING HOT

LINE GOT A LOT MORE CALLS

THAN USUAL LAST YEAR FROM

KENTUCKY.

DO YOU THINK THE TRAFFICKING

IS ON THE RISE IN THE STATE,

OR IS THIS MORE OF A SIGN OF

INCREASED AWARENESS?

WE DEFINITELY HAD

INCREASED AWARENESS.

WE PASSED A REALLY

COMPREHENSIVE LAW LAST YEAR

TO PROTECT CHILDREN.

AND WE'RE FINDING THAT MORE

PEOPLE ARE IDENTIFYING BOTH

CHILDREN AND ADULTS WHO ARE

VICTIMS, AND REPORTING IT TO

OUR HOT LINES AND VICTIM

SERVICE PROVIDERS.

Heather: TELL US ABOUT

THE DERBY THIS WEEKEND.

WHY IS IT AN OPPORTUNITY FOR

TRAFFICKERS, AND WHY DO YOU

THINK THEY'RE TAKING

ADVANTAGE?

DERBY IS NOT THE

PROBLEM.

WE LOVE DERBY.

THE PROBLEM IS THERE IS

STILL A DEMAND FOR WOMEN,

CHILDREN, BOYS AND GIRLS FOR

COMMERCIAL SEXUAL

EXPLOITATION IN STRIP CLUBS,

IN ONLINE ESCORT SERVICES,

AND THERE IS A DEMAND FOR

CHEAP LABOR, FOR PEOPLE TO

WORK FOR LESS OR FOR FREE.

AND, UNFORTUNATELY,

TRAFFICKERS SEE AN

OPPORTUNITY TO EXPLOIT

INDIVIDUALS.

THEY SEE THE DEMAND AND THEY

FILL IT.

Heather: AND WHAT IS IT

ABOUT THE DERBY THAT

INCREASES THAT DEMAND, OR DO

YOU THINK IT IS?

I DON'T KNOW THAT IT IS

THE DERBY SO MUCH THAT

INCREASES IT.

ANY BIG SPORTING EVENT,

YOU'LL SEE MORE

TRAFFICKING.

I THINK IT IS JUST

MAGNIFYING THExA TRENDS WE

SEE, UNFORTUNATELY, EVERY

DAY.

WE SEE CHILDREN IN THE

MARGINS EXPLOITED ALL OF THE

TIME BY PIMPS WHO RECRUIT

THEM AND SEEK TO FILL THEIR

DESIRE FOR FAMILY AND HOME.

AND YOU SEE UNSCRUPULOUS EN

EMPLOYERS WHO WANT TO MAKE

HUGE PROJECTS ON THE BACKS

OF WORKERS.

THE DERBY, YOU SEE A LOT OF

BUSINESS AND A LOT OF

PEOPLE, SO YOU SEE HIGHER

RATES SIMPLY BECAUSE YOU

HAVE HIGHER POPULATIONS OF

PEOPLE COMING IN.

Heather: SO WHAT ARE

ANTI-TRAFFICKING ADVOCATES

AND LAW ENFORCEMENT DOING TO

TRY TO PREVENT AN OUTBREAK,

IF YOU WILL?

ANTI-TRAFFICKING

ADVOCATES KNOW THERE MAY BE

MORE PEOPLE COMING INTO

LOUISVILLE, SO THEY DO SOME

OUTREACH EFFORTS, TO MAKE

SURE TO GET THE HOT LINE OUT

IN SAFE WAYS, THAT A VICTIM

MIGHT BE ABLE TO GET

INFORMATION ABOUT THE HOT

LINE INFORMATION WITHOUT IT

BEING REALLY OBVIOUS TO HER

PIMP/TRAFFICKER.

AND OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT

ACROSS THE STATE LOOK AT

TRENDS ONLINE AND DO GOOD

WORK TO TRY TO ADDRESS

TRAFFICKING.

MORE THAN THAT, I WOULDN'T

WANT TO COMPROMISE THEIR

INVESTIGATIONS.

BUT WE HAVE A REALLY GOOD

NETWORK IN KENTUCKY BETWEEN

LAW ENFORCEMENT, BETWEEN

VICTIM ADVOCATES, AND

BETWEEN FAITH COMMUNITIES

AND OTHER PEOPLE WHO ARE

CONCERNED ABOUT THIS

PROBLEM.

WE IN THIS STATE DON'T HAVE

A LOT OF RESOURCES, BUT WE

POOL THEM TOGETHER TO

ADDRESS THIS AWFUL PROBLEM

AND HELP RESCUE OUR VICTIMS

WHEN WE ARE ABLE TO FIND

THEM.

Heather: ALL RIGHT,

GRETCHEN HUNT, THANK YOU SO

MUCH FOR YOUR TIME.

THANK YOU.

George: COMING UP, HOW

THE SALVATION ARMY IS

WORKING TO HELP TRANSFORM

COMMUNITIES.

George: AND WELCOME

BACK TO THE BROADCAST.

A FIL PHILANTHROPIST, NAMED

JOAN KROC, HOPED THAT PEOPLE

WOULD COME TOGETHER TO HELP

PEOPLE HAVE THE BETTER

THINGS IN LIFE.

Heather: AS CHARLENE

AARON REPORTS, COMMUNITIES

ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE NOW

REAPING THE BENEFITS.

Reporter: THIS IS THE

LATEST EXAMPLE OF JOA JOAN

KROC'S VISION FOR BRINGING

PEOPLE AND COMMUNITIES

TOGETHER.

A 90,000 SQUARE FOOT

COMMUNITY CENTER, LOCATED IN

ONE OF THE POOREST

NEIGHBORHOODS OF NORFOLK,

VIRGINIA.

IN 1998, JOAN KROC DONATED

$90 MILLION TO THE SALVATION

ARMY TO BUILD A COMMUNITY

CENTER IN SAN DIEGO,

CALIFORNIA.

SHE WANTED TO CREATE A PLACE

WHERE CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

FROM DIFFERENT BACKGROUNDS

COULD ENJOY EXPERIENCES THAT

OTHERWISE THEY MIGHT NOT BE

ABLE TO AFFORD.

THREE YEARS LATER, SHE DIED,

LEAVING MORE THAN

$1.5 BILLION TO THE

SALVATION ARMY TO CONTINUE

THAT WORK FOR 28 ADDITIONAL

CENTERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

THIS YEAR THE HAMPTON ROADS

SALVATION ARMY RAY AND JOAN

KROC CORE COMMUNITY CENTER

BECOMES ONE OF THE FINAL

THREE CENTERS COMPLETING THE

HISTORIC EFFORT.

LOCAL SUPPORT FOR THE

PROJECT HAS BEEN

OVERWHELMING.

SO MANY BUSINESSES AND

INDIVIDUALS HAVE COME

TOGETHER TO CONTRIBUTE AND

TO GIVE THEIR SUPPORT TO THE

CENTER.

IT HAS BEEN REALLY WONDERFUL

TO SEE.

Reporter: THE NEW JOAN

KROC CENTER IS DESIGNED TO

BE THE HEARTBEAT OF THE

COMMUNITY, COMPLETE WITH AN

IN-DOOR WATER PARK AND A

STATE-OF-THE-ART ARTS

CENTER.

CBN NEWS GOT A FIRSTHAND

LOOK AT THE CENTER, WHICH

BOASTS THE LARGEST FITNESS

CENTER IN HAMPTON ROADS, AND

THE POOL AREA INCLUDES A

TWO-STORY, 150-FOOT WATER

SLIDE, LAP LANES.

SALVATION ARMY CAPTAIN BRETT

IS THRILLED TO HAVE THIS IN

HIS CITY.

FOR NORFOLK TO RECEIVE

THIS, IT IS A VERY EXCITING

TIME FOR THE SALVATION ARMY,

AND ALSO FOR THE COMMUNITY.

Reporter: IT IS

ESTIMATED THE CENTER WILL

ALSO BRING UP TO 200 JOBS TO

THE AREA.

I'M REALLY EXCITED ABOUT

WHAT IT IS DOING FOR THE

COMMUNITY.

I LIVE RIGHT DOWN THE

STREET.

NORFOLK IS REALLY STEPPING

THE GAME UP.

IT IS CLOSE TO WHERE I

LIVE AT.

AND IT HAD EVERYTHING THAT I

WANTED TO DO.

GO IN THE POOL.

YOU'VE GOT EXERCISE CLASSES,

ALL OF THE EXERCISE

MACHINES.

Reporter: SCHOLARSHIPS

ARE ALSO AVAILABLE FOR

PEOPLE WHO CAN'T AFFORD THE

CENTER'S MEMBERSHIP FEES.

JOAN KROC'S VISION FOR

THESE CENTERS WAS THAT IT

WOULD SERVE ALL ECONOMIC

BACKGROUNDS.

SO WHEN YOU WALKED IN, YOU

WALKED IN ON LEVEL GROUND.

AND WHEN FOLKS WERE SERVED,

IT WOULD BE SIDE BY SIDE,

AND THAT, YOU KNOW, WHETHER

YOU HAVE A MILLION DOLLARS

IN THE BANK OR $100 IN THE

BANK.

YOU RECEIVE THE HELP AND

ASSISTANCE THAT YOU NEED.

Reporter: MEANWHILE,

CAPTAIN MEREDITH SAYS THIS

WILL ENABLE THE SALVATION

ARMY TO MAKE AN EVEN GREATER

IMPACT ON THOSE IT SERVES

WHILE MAINTAINING ITS

SPIRITUAL INTERESTS.

I THINK THERE ARE GREAT

NEEDS IN TERMS OF EDUCATION

AND CULTURAL EXPERIENCES.

AND WE'RE GOING TO WORK AT

PROVIDING THOSE EVERY DAY.

MANY OF THE FAMILIES WILL

PROBABLY NEVER HAVE BEEN

ABLE TO WALK INTO A FACILITY

THIS NICE AND ENJOY THE

AMENITIES, AND ENJOY THE

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS AND

THINGS THAT WE'RE GOING TO

OFFER.

AND, YOU KNOW, THE POWERFUL

THING IS THAT IT ALL HAPPENS

IN JESUS' NAME, AND THAT'S

WHAT'S IMPORTANT.

Reporter: CHARLENE

AARON, CBN NEWS.

Heather: UP NEXT, HOW

TECHNOLOGY IS HELPING

MILLENNIALS CHANGE THE FACE

OF THE WORKPLACE.

Heather: WELL, THE

BABY-BOOMERS AREN'T THE

LARGEST GENERATION IN U.S.

HISTORY.

THAT HONOR GOES TO THE

MILLENNIALS, THOSE BORN

BETWEEN 1980 AND 1995.

George: AND, HEATHER,

THIS GROUP, THESE GUYS ARE

CHANGING THE WAY WE USE

TECHNOLOGY, NOT JUST AT

HOME, BUT ALSO IN THE

WORKPLACE.

AS CAITLIN BURKE COMPLAINS

IN TONIGHT'S FOCUS REPORT,

IT ISN'T ALWAYS EASY.

Reporter: THE STRUGGLE

TO BRIDGE GENERATION GAPS IS

AS OLD AS TIME ITSELF, AND

NOW THE DISCONNECT BETWEEN

MILLENNIALS, THEIR PARENTS

AND GRANDPARENTS IS ONE OF

THE WIDEST EVER.

NOW THIS MILLENNIAL

GENERATION IS ENTERING THE

WORKFORCE, AND EMPLOYERS ARE

FINDING THEY'RE JUST

DIFFERENT.

MANY OF THOSE DIFFERENCES

ARE GOOD; OTHERS A LITTLE

BIT MORE CHALLENGING, BUT

THE MAJORITY STEM FROM THE

MILLENNIALS IMMERSION IN

TECHNOLOGY.

WHETHER IT IS NETWORKING,

SHARING INFORMATION, OR JUST

KEEPING IN TOUCH,

MILLENNIALS OFTEN TURN TO

SOCIAL MEDIA.

IF I REVIEWING DOCS, I

NEED TO SENT A P.D.F., SO I

REMEMBER TO EDIT THAT.

I HAVE AN APP ON MY PHONE

THAT IS GREAT FOR THAT.

YOU HEAR ABOUT ALL OF THIS

INNOVATION THAT CAN MAKE THE

WORK PROCESS EASIER.

Reporter: BUT TO AN

OLDER GENERATION, CONSTANT

USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA LOOKS

LIKE MORE OF A DISTRACTION.

AS A CONSULTANT AND

PROFESSIONAL SPEAKER, DONIA

HAS LOOK OUT OVER HER

AUDIENCE AND FOUND THEM

FOCUSED ON THEIR PHONES

INSTEAD OF HER.

IT IS PRETTY HORRIFYING

WHEN YOU'RE ON THAT STAGE,

AND YOU LOOK AND HALF OF THE

AUDIENCE IS DOING THAT THING

THAT THEY'RE DOING.

Reporter: SHE LATER

FOUND OUT WHILE SOME MAY

HAVE BEEN DISTRACTED, OTHERS

WERE SHARING HER SPEECH

THROUGH TWITTER.

A SIMPLE MISCOMMUNICATION,

BUT ONE THAT IS BECOMING

MORE COMMON AS OLDER

GENERATIONS TRY TO GRASP

THIS TECHNOLOGY.

EMPLOYERS SAY THEY SEE THE

BENEFITS OF TECHNOLOGY AND

HOW MILLENNIALS USE IT IS IN

THE WORKPLACE, BUT THEY ALSO

FEAR THOSE BENEFITS COME AT

A COST.

THE TEXTING AND

COMMUNICATION WITHOUT FACE

TO FACE SEEMS TO BECOME

PROBLEMATIC IN THE SENSE

THAT OUR BUSINESS DEPENDENTS

ON RELATIONSHIP-BUILDING.

Reporter: EXPERTS

AGREE.

AUTHOR DR. TOM RAINER'S

BOOK, "THE MILLENNIALS,"

MILLENNIALS," TAKES AN

INDEPTH LOOK INTO THE

WORLD'S LARGEST GENERATION.

I BELIEVE THIS WILL BE

ONE OF THE GREATEST

CHALLENGES OF THE MILLENNIAL

GENERATION GOING FORWARD.

THERE WILL NEVER BE A TIME

WHEN YOU CAN REPLACE

FACE-TO-FACE CONVERSATION.

Reporter: THIS

MULTI-TASKING APPROACH COULD

ALSO BE A WEAKNESS.

TAKE MARK AND ALEXIS, FOR

EXAMPLE.

OUT OF COLLEGE THEY STARTED

WORKING WITH MANA NUTRITION,

A COMPANY THAT MAKES

THERAPEUTIC FOOD.

IT'S A PEANUT BUTTER FOR

CHILDREN WHO ARE SEVERELY

MALNOURISHED.

AND IT IS AMAZING BECAUSE IT

CAN RAPIDLY CHANGE THE

EFFECTS OF SEVERE

MALNUTRITION.

Reporter: THEIR

MISSION?

SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT MANA'S

THERAPEUTIC PEANUT BUTTER.

WE JUST STOPPED AT

CHURCHES AND COLLEGES AND

HIGH SCHOOLS, AND ANYONE WHO

WOULD BASICALLY LET US COME

IN AND TALK.

Reporter: EVENTUALLY

THEY DECIDED THEY COULD DO

MORE.

IT WOULD MAKE SENSE TO

CREATE, LIKE, A CONSUMER

PRODUCT THAT IS IN A SIMILAR

FORM, SO PEOPLE COULD BUY

THIS PRODUCT.

AND THROUGH THAT PURCHASE BE

ESSENTIALLY GIVING THEIR

DONATION, ALSO.

WE DIDN'T HAVE ANY MONEY

TO START WITH.

WE DIDN'T HAVE A RICH

UNCLE.

YOU KNOW, WE DIDN'T HAVE

PEANUT EXPERIENCE.

BUT WE HAD A GOOD AUDIENCE

FROM OUR PEOPLE WHO BELIEVED

IN MANA'SNITION AND

OURNITION.

SO WE STARTED AN ONLINE

FUNDING CAMPAIGN.

Reporter: MARK AND ALEX

DECIDED THEY WOULD NEED

ABOUT $65,000 TO GET THEIR

COMPANY OFF THE GROUND.

PEOPLE WERE REALLY

RECEPTIVE, AND WE RAISED

ABOUT $70,000.

Reporter: THAT WAS THE

START OF THEIR COMPANY,

"GOOD SPREAD."

EVERY TIME WE SELL A

PACKET OR A JAR OF OUR

PEANUT BUTTER, WE GIVE AWAY

THESE PACKETS OF THIS PEANUT

BUTTER TO THE CHILDREN WHO

ARE MALNOURISHED.

Reporter: MARK IS BASED

HERE IN NASHVILLE, AND ALEX

IS IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

10 YEARS AGO, THIS WOULD

HAVE NEVER WORKED.

BUT ALEX AND I LITERALLY

EVERY DAY -- IT'S LIKE A

LONG DISTANCE RELATIONSHIP.

WE CAN TALK ON THE PHONE.

WE CAN VIDEO CHAT, WE CAN

TEXT.

Reporter: IN NOVEMBER,

GOOD SPREAD SENT ITS FIRST

BATCH OVERSEES THROUGH A

PARTNERSHIP WITH WORLD

VISION.

THE TOTAL?

33,000 PACK CELTS.

IT I,000 PACKETS.

IT IS A BUSINESS RUN THE

MILLENNIAL WAY AND IT IS

MAKING A DIFFERENCE.

CAITLIN BURKE, NASHVILLE,

TENNESSEE.

George: UP NEXT, HOW

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS

WORKING TO BRING RELIEF TO

THI THE VICTIMS OF THIS

WEEK'S DEADLY STORMS.

George: AND FINALLY ON

THE BROADCAST TONIGHT, THE

SKIES ARE CLEARING, BUT THE

AFTERMATH OF THIS WEEK'S

MASSIVE STORM SYSTEM

REMAINS.

Heather: FROM NEW YORK

TO FLORIDA, SERIOUS

FLOODING.

WATERS WASHED OUT ROADS,

SWEPT AWAY HOMES, AND CAUSED

AT LEAST $100 MILLION OF

DAMAGE IN THE FLORIDA

PANHANDLE AND SOUTHERN

ALABAMA.

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS ON

THE SCENE PROVIDING HELP FOR

VICTIMS.

"OPERATION BLESSING'S"

MOBILIZED VOLUNTEERS IN

PENSACOLA, FLORIDA, AFTER

THE SEVERE WEATHER CAUSED

MAJOR FLASH-FLOODING.

WE HAVE VOLUNTEERS IN THE

COMMUNITY.

AS YOU CAN SEE BEHIND ME, WE

HAVE VOLUNTEERS THAT HAVE

BEEN HELPING THE HUNTER

FAMILY THAT RECEIVED THREE

FEET OF WATER.

I'M NOT A YOUNG MAN

ANYMORE, SO IF I HAD TO FACE

THIS ON MY OWN, IT WOULD

HAVE BEEN PRETTY DIFFICULT.

THE BODY OF CHRIST IS

SUPPOSED TO BE THERE FOR

EACH OTHER, AND YOU GUYS

ARE.

Heather: THE STORMS

THAT CAUSED SO MUCH FLOODING

WERE PART OF THE SAME SYSTEM

THAT SPAWNED DEADLY

TORNADOES ACROSS MUCH OF THE

SOUTH.

"OPERATION BLESSING" TEAMS

ARE ALSO IN TUPELO,

MISSISSIPPI, WORKING TODAY

IN LOWER INCOME AREAS,

CLEARING FALLEN TREES AND

OTHER TORNADO DEBRIS.

THE TWISTER THERE WAS ON THE

GROUND FOR A TOTAL OF

41 MILES, AND IT WAS

RESPONSIBLE FOR 15 DEATHS.

SO, SO GLAD, GEORGE, THAT

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS

THERE.

George: THEY'RE DOING

TREMENDOUS WORK, AS THEY DOE

ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

THAT'S IT FOR THIS EDITION

OF "NEWSWATCH."

Heather: REMEMBER YOU

CAN E-MAIL US YOUR COMMENTS

AT CBN.COM.

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND.

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