The Christian Broadcasting Network

Browse Videos

Share Email

CBN NewsWatch: May 27, 2014

On CBN Newswatch, May 27: Pope: Holy Land pilgrimage spiritual, not political, Nigeria says it knows location of abducted girls, and Eastern Ukraine clashes leave dozens dead, and more. Read Transcript


TONIGHT ON "NEWSWATCH,"

POPE FRANCIS WRAPS UP HIS

VISIT TO ISRAEL.

A LOOK AT HOW THE HEAD OF

THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IS

UNITING BELIEVERS.

PLUS, KIDNAPPED BY BOKO

HARAM MORE THAN A MONTH AGO,

HAVE THE HUNDREDS OF

NIGERIAN GIRLS BEEN FOUND?

AND SEE WHAT IS BEING DONE

TO SAVE THE CITY OF

DETROIT.

ALL OF THIS AND MORE TONIGHT

ON "NEWSWATCH."

GOOD EVENING, I'M MARK

MARTIN.

POPE FRANCIS HAS FLOWN BACK

TO ROME AFTER A THREE-DAY

TOUR OF JORDAN, ISRAEL, AND

BENYL BETH.

BETHLEHEM.

HE'LL SOON HOST A MEETING AT

THE VATICAN WITH THE ISRAELI

AND PALESTINIAN PRESIDENTS.

HE LEFT WITH REMINDER THAT

HIS EFFORTS ARE SPIRITUAL,

NOT POLITICAL.

CHRIS MITCHELL HAS THE

STORY.

Reporter: NEAR THE END

OF HIS VISIT, POPE FRANCIS

SAID MASS AND GREETED

CHRISTIANS AT THE GARDEN OF

GETHSEMANE.

I THINK HE IS A MAN WHO

IS GOING TO DO MUCH GOOD IN

UNITING THE CHURCHES.

Reporter: DURING HIS

VISIT, PROP POPE FRANCIS

TOLD THE CHRISTIANS LIVING

IN JERUSALEM HE UNDERSTOOD

LIA THEIR PROBLEMS.

BENJAMIN NETANYAHU TOLD

FRANCIS ISRAEL PROTECTS

CHRISTIANS.

WE PROTECT THE RIGHTS OF

CHRISTIANS IN ISRAEL.

THAT, UNFORTUNATELY, DOES

NOT EXIST IN MANY PLACES IN

THE MIDDLE EAST.

EVEN IN BETHLEHEM, WHERE YOU

HOLINESS VISITED, JESUS'

BIRTHPLACE HAS BECOME THE

MUSLIM CITY.

Reporter: AND NETANYAHU

REFERRED TO THE SPOT THAT

POPE FRANCIS MADE AT THE

SECURITY BARRIER BETWEEN

BETHLEHEM AND JERUSALEM.

WHEN INCITEMENT STARTS,

THERE WON'T BE A NEED FOR

SECURITY FENCES, WHICH HAVE

SAVED THOUSANDS OF LIVES.

Reporter: THEY PRAYED

TOGETHER AT THE VATICAN.

IT WILL BE A PRAYER

MEETING.

IT WILL NOT BE FOR MEDIATION

OR TO LOOK FOR SOLUTIONS.

NO.

WE WILL MEET TOGETHER TO

PRAY ONLY, AND THEN EACH ONE

WILL RETURN HOME.

BUT I BELIEVE THAT PRAYER IS

IMPORTANT.

PRAYING TOGETHER WITHOUT

DOING ANY SORT OF ARGUING,

THIS HELPS.

Reporter: THE GATHERING

IS SCHEDULED TO TAKE PLACE

IN ROME IN EARLY JUNE.

CHRIS MECCHRIS MITCHELL,

CBN NEWS, JERUSALEM.

Mark: AND JOINING US TO

TALK ABOUT POPE FRANCIS AND

HIS IMPACT AROUND THE WORLD

IS ARINA, WITH THE FAMILY

RESEARCH COUNCIL.

ARINA, SINCE THEY BECAME --

HOW IMPORTANT IS IT THAT

POPE FRANCIS MADE THIS

PILGRIMAGE?

FOR THE JEWISH PEOPLE AND

MUSLIM PEOPLE, POPE FRANCIS

HAS MADE IT A POINT TO MEET

WITH EACH ONE INDIVIDUALLY,

AND ALSO TO PRAY FOR PEACE.

I THINK THIS IS HIS MESSAGE,

AND THIS HAS BEEN THE

MESSAGE OF HIS PAPACY,

PEACE, AND BRINGING THE

PEOPLE TOGETHER.

IT IS NOT SURPRISING THAT HE

INVITED BOTH THE PALESTINIAN

LEADER AND THE ISRAELI

LEADER BACK TO THE VATICAN

TO PRAY WITH HIM.

Mark: WHAT IS IT ABOUT

THIS POPE THAT PEOPLE LEAK

SO MUCH?

HE HAS EXUBERANCE, HE IS

FULL OF LIFE, FULL OF

CHARITY.

HE IS EXPRESSING THE SAME

TRUTH THAT POPE BENEDICT AND

POPE JOHN PAUL II EXPRESSED

BEFORE HIM, BUT IN HIS OWN

WAY.

AND VERY TRUE TO THE LEGACY

OF HIS NAMESAKE, WHICH IS

SAINT FRANCIS, WHICH IS TO

BRING PEACE TO PEOPLE, AND

TO SHOW THEM THE CHARITY,

ESPECIALLY TOWARDS THE

POOR.

Mark: UNLIKE HIS

PREDECESSORS, POPE FRANCIS

HAS SAID VERY LITTLE ABOUT

THE ISSUE OF ABORTION DURING

HIS TIME AS POPE.

AS A PRO-LIFE CATHOLIC, DOES

THAT BOTHER YOU?

ACTUALLY, HE HAS BROUGHT

UP ABORTION.

MOST RECENTLY ON MAY

15th.

HE HAS SPOKEN IN FRONT OF

THE U.N., CALLING THE

CHILDREN, THE UNBORN

CHILDREN, UNBORN BROTHERS

AND SISTERS.

AND WHILE HE HASN'T FOCUSED

AS MUCH AS OTHER POPES ON

THE ISSUE, HE HAS DEFINITELY

COME OUT IN DEFENSE OF THE

RIGHT TO LIFE, AND ALSO IN

THE DEFENSE OF THE FAMILY.

HE HAS CALLED THE NATURAL

FAMILY, WHICH IS THE MOTHER

AND A FATHER, THE

COMPLEMENTARY, SOMETHING

THAT IS TRUE, GOOD, AND

BEAUTIFUL, AND EVERY CHILD

DESERVES TO BE BROUGHT UP IN

A HOME WITH A MOTHER AND

FATHER.

Mark: THIS POPE IS

POPULAR WITH YOUNG PEOPLE.

WHY DO YOU THINK THAT IS

SO?

HE REALLY RESONATES WITH

THEM.

HE TAKES SELFIES WITH THEM.

AND PEOPLE WHO HAVE WRITTEN

HIM LETTERS, HE CALLS THEM

PERSONALLY.

HE GOES ON THE STREETS IN

THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT TO

FEED THE HOMELESS.

HE IS A POPE THAT LOVES TO

BE WITH YOUNG PEOPLE.

YOU CAN SEE THAT HE HAS FUN

WITH THE YOUNG PEOPLE.

AND SO THEY ARE ATTRACTED TO

HIM.

AND I THINK THE JOY OF

CHRIST RADIATES IN HIM SO

MUCH AND THAT IS TRULY

PRESENT.

Mark: ALL RIGHT, ARINA

GROSU WITH THE FAMILY

RESEARCH COUNCIL.

THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH

US.

IN OTHER NEWS, MARIAM

IBRAHIM GAVE BIRTH TO A BABY

ON THE PRISON FLOOR.

SHE WAS SENTENCED TO DEATH

FOR REFUSING TO RENOUNCING

HER CHRISTIAN FAITH.

HER FATHER WAS A MUSLIM, BUT

HE LEFT THE FAMILY WHEN SHE

WAS LITTLE, AND SHE WAS

RAISED BY A CHRISTIAN

MOTHER.

IBRAHIM HAS BEEN IN JAIL

SINCE FEBRUARY, AND HER

FIRST CHILD, A 20-MONTH-OLD,

HAS BEEN WITH HER.

HER HUSBAND IS CON FIND

CONFINED TO A WHEELCHAIR.

HE SAYS HE IS IN DECLINING

HEALTH.

AT LEAST 24 WERE KILLED

TODAY IN ATTACKS IN

NIGERIA.

BOKO HARAM IS SUSPECTED IN

THE DEATHS.

THE VIOLENCE COMES JUST AS

NIGERIA'S MILITARY SAYS IT

KNOWS WHERE THE GROUP IS

HOLDING HUNDREDS OF ABDUCTED

GIRLS, AND AS CIVILIANS

BEGIN TO ARM TO PROTECT

THEMSELVES AGAINST FUTURE

ATTACKS FROM THE

TERRORISTS.

GEORGE THOMAS HAS THAT

STORY.

George: NEARLY TWO

MONTHS AFTER THEY WERE

KIDNAPPED, NIGERIA'S TOP

MILITARY OFFICER CLAIMS HE

KNOWS THE LOCATION OF THE

MISSING GIRLS.

THE GOOD NEWS FOR THE

GIRLS IS THAT WE KNOW WHERE

THEY ARE, BUT WE CANNOT TELL

YOU.

George: THE GIRLS, MOST

OF THEM CHRISTIANS, WERE

ABDUCTED FROM THEIR SCHOOL

IN CHIBOK, IN NIGERIA'S

NORTHERN BORN KNOW STATE, BY

BOKO HARAM.

JUST LEAVE US ALONE.

WE ARE WORKING.

WE WILL GET THE GIRLS BACK.

George: PENTAGON

OFFICIALS WERE NOT ABLE TO

CONFIRM THEIR STATEMENT.

NOBODY SHOULD COME HERE.

THE MILITARY DOES NOT KNOW

WHAT IT IS DOING.

WE KNOW WHAT WE'RE DOING.

WE CANNOT GO AND KILL OUR

GIRLS IN THE NAME OF GETTING

THEM BACK.

George: EXCEPT IN THIS

VIDEO OF THE KIDNAPPED

GIRLS, WHICH WAS RELEASED BY

THE TERRORIST GROUP, LITTLE

IS KNOWN ABOUT THEIR WHERE

WHEREABOUTS.

THE U.S., U.K., AND FRANCE

HAVE MILITARY AND

INTELLIGENCE PERSONNEL ON

THE GROUND IN NIGERIA,

SEARCHING FOR THE GIRLS.

MEANWHILE IN BORNO STATE,

THE EPICENTER OF BOKO

HARAM'S INSURGENCY,

CIVILIANS ARE ANGRY THAT

THEIR GOVERNMENT ISN'T DOING

ENOUGH TO PROVIDE PROTECTION

AND ARE BEGINNING TO FORM

THEIR OWN SECURITY

TASKFORCE.

MEN ARMED WITH SWORDS, BOWS

AND ARROWS AND MACHETES HAVE

SET UP CHECKPOINTS IN AND

OUT OF THE STATE.

GEORGE THOMAS, CBN NEWS.

Mark: A TEAM OF

INSPECTORS OVERSEEING THE

DISMANTLING OF SYRIA'S

CHEMICAL STOCKPILE CAME

UNDER FIRE EARLIER TODAY.

THE CONVOY WAS TRAVELLING TO

THE SITE OF AN ALLEGED GAS

ATTACK WHEN A ROADSIDE BOMB

HIT ONE OF THEIR VEHICLES.

THE ORGANIZATION FOR THE

PROHIBITION OF WEAPONS

INSPECTOCHEMICAL WEAPONS

SAYS ALL OPERATING ARE SAFE

AND BACK AT THE BASE.

SYRIA'S REMAINING DECLARED

STOCKPILE HAS BEEN PACKAGED

FOR SHIPMENT OUT OF THE

COUNTRY TO MEET A

JUNE 30th DEADLINE FOR

DESTRUCTION.

IN UKRAINE, FIERCE CLASHES

BETWEEN PRO-RUSSIAN

ENFORCERS HAVE LEFT MORE

THAN 40 PEOPLE DEAD.

ALTHOUGH THE SITUATION IN

THE CITY OF DONETSK IS MORE

CALM TONIGHT, THE TENSION

REMAINS.

Reporter: THE MAYOR OF

DONETSK IS WARNING RESIDENTS

TO STAY AWAY FROM BALINESE

ANBALCONIES AND WINDOWS IN

CASE OF AIR STRIKES.

THE HEAVY FIGHTING HAS DIED

DOWN, BUT TENSIONS ARE STILL

HIGH.

AFTER MONDAY'S AIR STRIKES

BY GOVERNMENT FORCES, THE

UKRAINIAN INTERIOR MILITARY

SAYS THEY TOOK BACK THE

AIRPORTS.

THE VIOLENT CLASHES HAPPENED

A DAY AFTER BILLIONAIRE

CANDY TYCOON CLAIMED VICTORY

IN UKRAINE'S ELECTION.

HE VOWED UKRAINIANS WOULD

BACK THE PRO-RUSSIAN

SEPARATISTS, CAUSING AN UP

ROAR IN THE EAST, EVEN

SAYING IT WOULD TAKE JUST

HOURS, NOT MONTHS.

THE MAYOR OF DONETSK SAYS 43

PEOPLE WERE KILLED IN

MONDAY'S FIGHTING BETWEEN

UKRAINIAN SOLDIERS AND

PRORUSSIAN SEPARATISTS, IN

ALLUDING EIGHT RUSSIAN

CITIZENS.

CIVILIANS WERE AMONG THE

DEAD, AND MORE THAN 30

PEOPLE WERE WOUNDED.

THIS MAN SAYS A VEHICLE

CARRYING PRO-RUSSIAN

FIGHTERS CAME UNDER ATTACK.

HE SAYS FIRST A SNIPER SHOT

THE DRIVER AND THEN A

GRENADE AND OTHER WEAPONS

WERE USED IN THE ATTACK.

RUSSIA IS DEMANDING UKRAINE

STOP ITS MILITARY ACTIONS IN

THE EAST.

THEY PROMISED ON TUESDAY TO

HELP UKRAINE'S

PRESIDENT-ELECT IF HE TRIES

TO NEGOTIATE A PEACEFUL END

TO THE UNREST.

BUT HE STRONGLY WARNED HIM

TO NOT WORK AGAINST A QUICK

MILITARY SOLUTION AGAINST

THE REBELS.

RUSSIA'S FOREIGN MINISTER IS

PROMISING RUSSIA WILL

SUPPORT UKRAINE'S NEWLY

ELECTED PRESIDENT IN AN

EFFORT TO LAUNCH A DIALOGUE

WITH THE SEPARATISTS.

HERE AT HOME, CONCERN IS

GROWING OVER THE FATE OF

THREE MEN MISSING AFTER A

COLORADO MUDSLIDE.

RESCUE TEAMS TONIGHT HAVE

SUSPENDED THEIR SEARCH

BECAUSE OF UNSAFE

CONDITIONS.

THE RESIDENTS IN THE AREA

REFUSE TO GIVE UP HOPE.

WELL, WE'RE PRAYING --

EVERYBODY ON THIS MOUNTAIN

IS PRAYING FOR A MIRACLE

RIGHT NOW.

WE HOPE THEY MAY BE STRANDED

SOMEWHERE OR IN SUCH A WAY

THAT, YOU KNOW, THEY AVOIDED

IT.

BUT RIGHT NOW THEY HAVE NOT

BEEN HEARD FROM.

WE HAVE FLOWN THE AREA AND

HAVEN'T SEEN ANYTHING FROM

THE AIR.

Mark: THE MUDSLIDE

HAPPENED ON SUNDAY IN MESA

COUNTY.

RECENT RAIN SATURATED A

MOUNTAIN RIDGE, CAUSING IT

TO COLLAPSE.

THE AREA OF THE SLIDE IS

RELATIVELY REMOTE, SO NO

STRUCTURES OR ROADS WERE

DESTROYED.

THE THREE MISSING MEN WERE

IN THE AREA.

ESTIMATING DAMAGES FROM A

PREVIOUS, SMALLER MUDSLIDE.

COMING UP, HOW SOME VOTERS

OVERSEAS ARE USING ELECTIONS

TO FIGHT AGAINST THE

EUROPEAN UNION.

Mark: CONGRESS IS

PUTTING PRESSURE ON THE

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO

CONFRONT RUSSIAMENT.

IT COMES AFTER ALLEGATIONS

THAT RUSSIA IS VIOLATING A

KEY NUCLEAR ARMS TREATY.

MOSCOW IS ACCUSED OF TESTING

A NEW GROUND-LAUNCHED CRUISE

MISSILE, VIOLATING A 20-YEAR

TREATY THAT CALLS FOR THEIR

ELIMINATION.

SOME IN CONGRESS WANT THE

MATTER TO BE DEALT WITH

PUBLICLY.

VOTERS IN EUROPE ARE LETTING

THE EUROPEAN UNION KNOW

THEY'RE UNHAPPY.

E.U. OPPONENTS HAVE WON

PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS IN

BRITAIN AND FRANCE.

ONE POLITICIAN SAYS THE VOTE

SHOWS A COMPLETE LOSS OF

TRUST IN THE PARTIES THAT

SUPPORT THE E.U.

DALE HURD HAS THE STORY FROM

BRUSSELS.

FIRST THEY IGNORE YOU,

THEN THEY LAUGH AT YOU, AND

THEN THEY ATTACK YOU, AND

THEN YOU WIN!

Reporter: THAT

DESCRIBES WHAT HAS BEEN

HAPPENING IN EUROPE OVER THE

PAST SEVERAL YEARS.

EUROPEAN ANGER AT THE E.U.

HAS BEEN BUILDING, AND

ANTI-E.U. PARTIES HAVE BEEN

GROWING.

BUT THEY WERE MOSTLY LAUGHED

AT OUR IGNORED.

NOT ANYMORE.

NOW THE E.U. FACES POWERFUL

POLITICAL FORCES THAT WANT

TO DESTROY IT.

AS NIGEL FERAGE TOLD

EUROPEAN REPORTERS VERY

PLAINLY.

I DON'T JUST WANT BRITAIN

TO LEAVE THE EUROPEAN UNION,

I WANT EUROPE TO LEAVE THAT

EUROPEAN UNION.

I DON'T BELIEVE THAT FLAG,

THAT ANTHEM, AND THAT

PRESIDENT, WHO'S NAME NO ONE

KNOWS, REPRESENTS

EUROPEANS.

Reporter: EUROPEAN

VOTERS HAVE SPOKEN VERY

CLEARLY THEY WANT CHANGE.

BUT THE QUESTION IS IF THEY

WILL LISTEN.

AND THERE IS REASON TO

BELIEVE THEY WON'T.

BECAUSE WHILE THE E.U. GOT

TROUNCED IN TWO OF THE

LARGEST IMPORTANT NATIONS,

BRITAIN AND FRANCE, IN MOST

OF THE E.U., EUROPEANS VOTED

FOR THE STATUS QUO.

DORO IS A POLICY EN

ENFORCER.

THEY HAVE A MAJORITY IN

THE PARLIAMENT, EVEN IF THIS

MAJORITY DIMINISHES FROM 72%

TO 64% IN THE NEXT

PARLIAMENT.

Reporter: THE SECOND

REASON BRUSSELS IS NOT

LIKELY TO BEND IS THAT E.U.

LEADERS HAVE SHOWN THEY WANT

MORE EUROPEAN UNION AND NOT

LESS, TIGHTER IMMIGRATION,

MORE LAWS AND MORE POWER TO,

AS THEY WOULD PUT IT, SOLVE

EUROPE'S PROBLEM.

BUT LAST WEEK'S RESULTS

SHOWED THAT THE E.U. IS THE

PROBLEM FOR PEOPLE IN EUROPE

AND FRANCE, SEEING LIKE

NATION BEING SLOWLY TAKEN

OVER.

THE FIRST PLACE LAUNCH OF

THE PEN GOVERNMENT HAD THE

FRENCH IN SHOCK.

THE NEWSPAPER CALLED THE

RESULTS "THE BIG BANG."

AND THEY, OUR PEOPLE DEMAND

ONE POLICY ONLY, THE POLICY

OF THE FRENCH, FOR THE

FRENCH, AND WITH THE

FRENCH.

THEY NO LONGER WANT TO BE

LED FROM THE OUTSIDE.

BUT WHAT SOME HAVE CALLED

THE BOLDEST EXPERIMENT IN

EUROPEAN HISTORY, THE

EUROPEAN UNION WILL NOT BE

LIKELY TO CLOSE DOWN JUST

YET, AND THAT MEANS THOSE

OPPOSING IT HAVE A BRIGHT

FUTURE.

Mark: UP NEXT, FROM ONE

OF AMERICA'S MOST SUCCESSFUL

CITIES TO RUIN.

SEE HOW SOME ARE WORKING TO

SAVE DETROIT.

Mark: FIGHTING URBAN

BLIGHT COULD COST THE CITY

OF DETROIT UP TO

$2 BILLION.

THAT'S THE FINDING OF A NUL

NEWLY RELEASED REPORT.

IT SAYS A MINIMUM OF

$850 MILLION NEEDS TO BE

SPENT IN THE NEXT FIVE

YEARS, BUT WARNS THAT AMOUNT

COULD EASILY CLIMB TO THE

$2 BILLION POINT.

THE TASKFORCE SAYS OUT OF

THE CITY'S 840,000 PARCELS,

NEARLY 85,000 ARE DECAYING,

AND THAT SOME 40,000

STRUCTURES NEED TO BE TORN

DOWN IMMEDIATELY.

DETROIT WAS ONCE ONE OF

AMERICA'S MOST SUCCESSFUL

CITIES.

BUT NOW SOME CALL IT A DEAD

ZONE.

IT IS THE LARGEST CITY EVER

TO DECLARE BANKRUPTCY.

BUILDINGS ARE IN RUINS, AND

RESIDENTS ARE GETTING OUT.

BUT AS CHUCK HOLTON EXPLAINS

IN TONIGHT'S FOCUS REPORT,

SOME ARE WORKING TO BRING

THE CITY BACK.

Reporter: SOME CALL

THIS THE DEAD ZONE.

IN THE AREA OF NEAR COMPLETE

DESTRUCTION, MANY MILES

ACROSS, NO SCHOOLS OR

HOSPITALS, AND FEW PUBLIC

SERVICES.

CRIME IS THE ONLY GROWTH

INDUSTRY HERE, WITH A MURDER

RATE HIGHER THAN THAT OF

COLUMBIA.

THIS ISN'T SYRIA,

AFGHANISTAN, OR SEREJAVO.

WELCOME TO DETROIT.

NO POLICE.

CITIZENS ARE LEAVING BECAUSE

CRIME IS VERY HIGH.

THOSE WHO CAN LEAVE, ARE@o@o

ABLE TO LEAVE, THEY ARE

LEAVING.

OF COURSE, THERE ARE SOME

WHO CANNOT.

IT IS HARD TO BELIEVE

THERE ARE PLACES IN THE

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

THAT LOOK LIKE THIS.

I'VE BEEN ALL OVER THE WORLD

IN THE LAST 1 12 MONTHS,

AND ASIDE FROM MOGADISHU, I

DON'T THINK THERE IS ANY

PLACE THAT LOOKS AS BAD.

THIS USED TO BE THE PLACE

WHERE PACKARDS AND

STUDABAKERS WERE MADE.

TODAY IT LOOKS LIKE AN AP

APOCALYPSE MOVIE.

MANY URBAN AREAS ARE

BECOMING VIRTUAL

WASTELANDS.

HERE IN DETROIT, HALF OF THE

CITIZENS ARE FUNCTIONING

ILLITERATE, AND SOME

CITIZENS SAY THE TRUE RATE

OF JOBLESSNESS IS OVER 50%.

THE CITY HAS SO FAR AVOIDED

BANKRUPTCY, ALTHOUGH ITS

LONG-TERM DEBT IS GREATER

THAN THAT OF ZIMBABWE OR EL

SALVADOR.

THE LACK OF JOBS MEANS LOSS

OF TAX REVENUE, AND THAT HAS

LED TO DEEP CUTS IN CITY

SERVICES, INCLUDING FIRE AND

POLICE.

SERGEANT JOHN BENNETT HAS

BEEN A DETROIT CITY COP FOR

16 YEARS.

WE'VE LOST, ON THE POLICE

DEPARTMENT, A THOUSAND

OFFICERS THAT HAVEN'T BEEN

REPLACED IN THE LAST FIVE TO

SIX YEARS.

Reporter: THOSE WHO

REMAIN SAY THEY CAN'T

PROTECT THE CITY, WHICH NOW

HAS THE HIGHEST RATE OF

VIOLENT CRIME IN AMERICA.

HOW DO YOU KEEP A CITY

SAFE THAT HAS NO TAX BASE,

AND THE POPULATION IS

RUNNING OUT THE BACK DOOR,

THE FRONT DOOR, AND THE SIDE

DOOR.

WHAT DO YOU DO TO STOP THE

BLEEDING?

Reporter: I'M STANDING

ONLY ABOUT 100 YARDS INSIDE

THE DETROIT CITY LIMITS.

RIGHT HERE I CAN SEE OVER A

DOZEN HOMES THAT ARE EITHER

ABANDONED OR BURNED OUT.

THEY SAY HERE IN DETROIT,

THERE ARE OVER 45,000 HOMES

LIKE THAT, BUT THE ROOT

CAUSE MAY HAVE LESS TO DO

WITH THE ECONOMIC DOWNTURN

AND MORE TO DO WITH

GOVERNMENT CORRUPTION.

I DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH

LONGER I'M GOING TO STAY.

I DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH LONGER

I CAN HANG ON.

UP TO THIS POINT IT HAS BEEN

MY COMMITMENT, MY LOVE OF

THE CITY, LOVE OF THE

COMMUNITY, AND THIS IS MY

HOME.

AS ONE OF MY CO-WORKERS

SAID, WHEN SHE LEFT, "I LOVE

THE CITY, BUT IT DIDN'T LOVE

ME BACK."

Reporter: PRIVATE

CHARITIES ARE STEPPING IN,

ONE OF THE LARGEST, DETROIT

RESCUE MINISTRIES, THAT

PROVIDES MEALS AND SHELTER

FOR THOUSANDS OF HOMELESS A

DAY.

IT STARTED AS A SOUP

KITCHEN, AND NOW WE HAVE

PROGRESSED TO BEING NOT ONLY

AN EMERGENCY CHELT MERGE

EMERGENCY SHELTER, BUT

TRANSITIONAL HOUSING, AND A

TREATMENT CENTER FOR THOSE

SUFFERING FROM DRUG ABUSE OR

MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES.

AS WELL WE HAVE DIFFERENT

PROGRAMS TO HELP REBUILD THE

CITY.

Reporter: THESE

PROGRAMS ARE MAKING A

DIFFERENCE FOR PEOPLE LIKE

DWAYNE TABB, WHO SERVES AS

THE FACILITY'S SUPERVISOR AT

ONE OF THE CAMPUSES.

10 YEARS AGO, I CAME TO

THE DETROIT RESCUE MISSION.

I WAS HOMELESS, I WAS

DRUG-ADDICTED.

I WENT TO THE 90-DAY

TREATMENT, I WENT TO SCHOOL

AND GOT A SOCIALIST DEGREE,

AND CONTINUED ON AND GOT A

BACHELOR'S DEGREE, AND I

CONTINUED AND GOT MY

MASTER'S.

SE SO I KNOW THE DETROIT

RESCUE MISSION SAVES LIVES.

Reporter: AND THE

DETROIT RESCUE MISSION ISN'T

JUST SERVING UP FOOD, BUT

SOMETHING BETTER THAT THEY

THINK WILL TURN THE TIDE.

WE ALSO MINISTER THE WORD

OF GOD, WHICH IS,

ULTIMATELY, THE CRUX OF OUR

MISSION.

Reporter: FROM DETROIT,

MICHIGAN, I'M CHUCK HOLTON,

FOR CBN NEWS.

Mark: UP NEXT, A

REUNION STORY MORE THAN

EIGHT DECADES IN THE

MAKING.

Mark: TWO HALF SISTERS

HAVE A LOT OF LOST TIME TO

MAKE UP FOR.

THAT AFTER ONLY RECENTLY

LEARNING THEY ARE RELATED

AFTER 85 YEARS APART.

ZELDA GATES AND RITA KNIGHT

MET FOR THE FIRST TIME.

THE TWO SHARED A DAD BUT

WERE NEVER TOLD ABOUT EACH

OTHER.

ZELDA DISCOVERED HER LOST

SISTER AFTER READING HER

FATHER'S WILL.

I JUST WONDERED WHAT HE

WAS LIKE, AND HOW COME HE

NEVER TRIED TO FIND MOTHER,

AND MOTHER NEVER TRIED TO

FIND HIM.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED

BETWEEN THEM.

I OFTEN WONDERED, BUT I

NEVER DID KNOW.

MOTHER NEVER TALKED ABOUT

IT.

AND WHEN I ASKED HER, SHE

WAS RATHER EVASIVE, SO I

DIDN'T PUSH IT.

I THINK IT IS WONDERFUL.

WE LOOK SO MUCH ALIKE.

IT IS UNBELIEVABLE.

I DIDN'T SAY SHE LOOKS

LIKE ME.

I JUST THOUGHT SHE LOOKED

GOOD.

THANK YOU.

[LAUGHTER]

WELL, I THINK THAT.

Mark: LOOK AT THEM.

ALTHOUGH THE SISTERS LIVE IN

DIFFERENT STATES, THEY SAY

THEY LOOK FORWARD TO

BUILDING A RELATIONSHIP.

THEY'RE ON THE RIGHT TRACK.

AFTER 85 YEARS, WOW.

THAT'S ALL FOR THIS EDITION

OF "NEWSWATCH."

REMEMBER YOU CAN E-MAIL US

YOUR COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS

AT

EMBED THIS VIDEO

Related Podcasts


Log in or create an account to post a comment.  

CBN.com | Do You Know Jesus? | Privacy Notice | Prayer Requests | Support CBN | Contact Us | Feedback
© 2012 Christian Broadcasting Network