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CBN NewsWatch: June 6, 2014

On CBN Newswatch, June 6: Day of Infamy: WWII vets mark D-Day anniversary, Deadly storms pummel West, Midwest, South, and Grieving Seattle Campus Takes Refuge in Prayer, and more. Read Transcript


Mark: TONIGHT ON

"NEWSWATCH," TURNING THE

TIDE OF HISTORY.

70 YEARS AGO TODAY,

REMEMBERING D-DAY AND

HONORING OUR VETERANS.

PLUS PROVIDING A NIGHT

LIGHT, LEADING WOMEN AND

CHILDREN TRAPPED IN SEX

SLAVERY TO FREEDOM.

Mark: AND HOW A LITTLE

BOY'S SONG OF PRAISE BECOMES

HIS DELIVERANCE.

ALL OF THIS AND MORE TONIGHT

ON "NEWSWATCH."

IT WAS ONE OF THE MOST

SIGNIFICANT DAYS IN MODERN

HISTORY.

THE WORLD REMEMBERS D-DAY.

GOOD EVENING, I'M HEATHER

CELLS.

Mark: AND I'M MARK

MARTIN.

70 YEARS AGO TODAY, MORE

THAN 100,000 ALLIED TROOPS

LANDED ON THE BEACHES OF

NORMANDY, FRANCE.

THEIR MISSION: TO RESCUE THE

HEART OF WESTERN

CIVILIZATION FROM THE

NAZIS.

THE STORIES OF SACRIFICE AND

HEARTBREAK ARE LEGENDARY.

THE FEW WHO ARE ALIVE TODAY

RECALL THE TERROR AND

TRIUMPH OF D-DAY.

Reporter: THOUSANDS

GATHERED ON THE NORTHERN

SHORES OF FRANCE THIS

MORNING, TO MARK THE 70th

ANNIVERSARY OF ONE OF THE

MOST DECISIVE EVENTS IN

HUMAN HISTORY, D-DAY.

SOME OF THOSE AGING VETERANS

ALSO RETURNED FOR A HERO'S

WELCOME FROM WORLD LEADERS,

INCLUDING PRESIDENT OBAMA.

President Obama: WHAT

MORE POWERFUL MANIFESTATION

OF AMERICA'S COMMITMENT TO

HUMAN FREEDOM THAN THE SIGHT

OF WAVE AFTER WAVE AFTER

WAVE OF YOUNG MEN BOARDING

THOSE BOATS TO LIBERATE

PEOPLE THEY HAD NEVER MET.

Reporter: JUNE 6, 1944,

IT WAS THE LARGEST INVASION

FORCE BY SEA EVER ASSEMBLED,

AGAINST A REGIME THAT

DEFINED MODERN EVIL,

HITLER'S GERMANY.

AND MOST OF THE BOYS WHO

LANDED FIRST ON OMAHA BEACH

IN A HAIL OF GERMANY

ARTILLERY DIDN'T COME HOME.

MICHAEL VERNILO, THE SON OF

IMMIGRANT PARENTS FROM

PITTSBURGH, CAME IN THE

SECOND WAVE OF TROOPS, AND

HE WAS SCARED.

I DIDN'T THINK I WOULD

COME OUT ALIVE BECAUSE THE

MEN WERE DEAD.

THEY HAD TO MOVE THEM WITH

BULLDOZERS SO WE CAN LAND.

DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER MADE

THE FATEFUL DECISION TO

LAUNCH.

THE SEAS WERE ROUGH.

THE SKIES DIDN'T LOOK

PROMISING, AND NEARLY

EVERYTHING WAS STACKED

AGAINST THE MEN.

BRITISH, AMERICAN, FRENCH

AND CANADIANS COMING

ASHORE.

SOME NEARLY DROWNED, AND

THERE WAS A LITTLE, WEE BOAT

THERE TO TAKE US TO SHORE.

I WAS UP TO WATER, TO HERE.

Reporter: IN THE U.K.,

A GROUP OF BRITISH AND

AMERICAN VETERANS GATHERED

FOR ANOTHER CHANNEL CROSSING

70 YEARS LATER.

I'VE NEVER SEEN THIS

SIGHT, AND I NEVER WILL

AGAIN.

Reporter: THIS WEEK ON

THE COAST OF FRANCE,

CEREMONIES TO HONOR THE

DWINDLING NUMBERS STILL

ALIVE WHO SACRIFICED FOR

FREEDOM.

BILL COLWELL WAS 16 WHEN HE

LANDED AT NOR NORMANDY.

THIS MEANS A LOT FOR

THOSE OF US WHO FOUGHT OVER

HERE.

THE PEOPLE ARE SO GRACIOUS.

THEY CANNOT DO ENOUGH FOR

US.

Reporter: THIS WEEK

FRANCE BE BESTOWED ON

VERNILO AND SEVEN OTHERS A

LEGEND OF HONOR.

I FOUGHT EVERY BATTLE IN

FRANCE.

I LOST ALL OF MY OFFICERS.

THEY WERE ALL KILLED.

MY CAPTAIN AND TWO OFFICERS

WERE ALL KILLED.

Reporter: AND FOR A FEW

DAYS, AT LEAST, A GRATEFUL

WEST REMEMBERS.

CHARLENE AARON, CBN NEWS.

Heather: HERE IS AN

INTRIGUING BIT OF HISTORY,

BEFORE THE SOLDIERS STORMED

FRANCE BY AIR AND SEA, THEY

LISTENED AS THEIR COMMANDER

IN CHIEF LED THE UNITED

STATES IN A PRAYER LIVE ON

THE AIR.

WITH THY BLESSING, WE

SHALL PREVAIL.

LEAD US TO THE SAVING OF OUR

COUNTRY, A PEACE IN

VULNERABLE TO THE STEALINGS

OF UNWORTHY MEN, AND A PEACE

THAT WILL LET ALL MEN LIVE

IN FREEDOM.

THY WILL BE DONE, ALMIGHTY

GOD.

AMEN.

Heather: EFFORTS TO ADD

ROOSEVELT'S D-DAY PRAYER TO

THE WORLD WAR II MEMORIAL AT

PRIVATE EXPENSE HAVE BEEN

UNSUCCESSFUL.

THE BUREAU OF LAND

MANAGEMENT SAYS ADDING THE

PRAYER WOULD, QUOTE,"DILUTE

THE MEMORIAL'S MESSAGE AND

GET IN THE WAY OF ITS GOAL

TO INSPIRE VISITORS."

Mark: SLOAN GIBSON SAYS

HE WON'T TOLERATE

INTIMIDATION OR RETALIATION

AGAINST V.A. EMPLOYEES WHO

CALL ATTENTION TO PROBLEMS

WITHIN THE SYSTEM.

SPEAKING AT A SAN ANTONIO

V.A. HOSPITAL ON FRIDAY,

GIBSON SAID HE WOULD FOLLOW

LAWS FORBIDDING

WHISTLE-BLOWER PAY BACK.

HE RECENTLY TOOK THE HELM OF

THE VETERANS AFFAIRS

ADMINISTRATION.

THE AGENCY IS UNDER FIRE

AFTER REPORTS OF VETERANS

DYING WHILE ON WAITING LISTS

FOR MONTHS JUST TO SEE A

DOCTOR.

Heather: HERE TO TALK

ABOUT REMEMBERING, HONORING,

AND TAKING CARE OF OUR

VETERANS, IS CHIEF BUCCI, A

FORMER ARMY SPECIAL FORCES

OFFICER, WHO ALSO WORKED AT

THE PEN PENTAGON BEFORE

JOINING THE HERITAGE

FOUNDATION.

IT IS TROUBLING ON MANY

LEVELS.

AND WHAT STANDS OUT TO YOU,

AND WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE

SOLUTION AT THIS POINT?

WELL, I THINK THAT THE

SOLUTION IS TO GET SOME REAL

SERIOUS MANAGEMENT DOWN

THERE TO MAKE SOME CHANGES.

THE V.A., WHILE THEY'VE MADE

A LOT OF IMPROVEMENTS OVER

THE LAST 10 YEARS, IT STILL

HAS A LOT OF POCKETS OF

INDUSTRIAL-AGED SYSTEMS THAT

ARE JUST NOT SUFFICIENT FOR

THE VOLUME THEY'RE DEALING

WITH.

Heather: DO YOU THINK

THERE IS A POLITICAL WILL TO

BRING IN NEW MANAGEMENT?

IT'S TOUGH, BECAUSE THE

GOVERNMENT UNIONS -- THERE

IS ALL THAT KIND OF STUFF

INVOLVED IN THIS.

I HOPE TO GOD THEY HAVE THE

POLITICAL WILL, BUT IT IS

GOING TO TAKE NOT JUST THE

WILL, BUT THE WILL AND THE

STICK TO IT-NESS TO REALLY

GET IT DONE.

Heather: MANY ARE

SAYING THAT THE HEALTH CARE

TROUBLES ARE A GOOD

INDICATOR OF WHAT THE

AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE PLAN

WILL LOOK LIKE.

DO YOU THINK THAT'S FAIR?

I THINK IT IS BECAUSE

YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO GET

DOCTORS TO SIGN UP, AND IN

THE V.A.'S CASE FOR THE

SALARIES THEY'LL OFFER.

THE PRESIDENT SAID, IF WE

NEED MORE DOCTORS, WE'LL

JUST HIRE MORE.

GOOD LUCK WITH THAT,

MR. PRESIDENT, BECAUSE

YOU'RE NOT PAYING THEM

REGULAR DOCTORS' WAGES.

Heather: DO YOU THINK

THAT IS THE PROBLEM AT THE

V.A.?

THEY'RE NOT PAID WELL?

THEY ARE NOT PAID THE

AMOUNT TO GET THE PATIENT

LOADS THEY NEED.

AND IT WILL BE PART OF THE

PROBLEM WITH OBAMACARE AS

WELL.

Heather: WHY DO YOU

THINK REMEMBERING THESE

GREAT MOMENTS IN HISTORY IS

IMPORTANT?

PARTICULARLY D-DAY,

BECAUSE THEY LITERALLY SAVED

CIVILIZATION.

YOU HAD THESE YOUNG MEN AND

WOMEN -- SOME WOMEN, MOSTLY

MEN -- CITIZEN SOLDIERS,

THEY WERE NOT

PROFESSIONALS.

AND THEY PUT THEIR LIVES AT

RISK SO WE COULD HAVE THE

WORLD WE HAVE TODAY.

THEY DESERVE OUR THANKS AND

REMEMBRANCE, AT THE VERY

LEAST.

Heather: STEVE, HOW

WELL DO YOU THINK WE'RE

DOING AS A COUNTRY IN

HONORING OUR VETERANS AT

THIS POINT IN TIME?

WELL, WE'VE MADE A LOT OF

PROGRESS SIP SINCE THE

POST-VIETNAM ERA.

BUT CLEARLY WE HAVE A LONG

WAY TO GO.

WE OWE THESE YOUNG MEN AND

WOMEN, AND WE NEED TO TAKE

CARE OF THEM, NOT JUST IN

HEALTH CARE, BUT IN EVERY

ASPECT.

SO STILL A LOT OF WORK TO

DO.

Heather: STEVE BUCC

WITH THE HERITAGE

FOUNDATION, THANKS FOR BEING

HERE.

Mark: THE D-DAY

CEREMONIES BROUGHT IN THE

AMERICAN, RUSSIAN, AND IN

COMING UKRAINIAN PRESIDENT.

OBAMA AND PUTIN SPOKE FACE

TO FACE FOR THE FIRST TIME

SINCE THE UKRAINE CRISIS

BEGAN.

PUTIN ALSO MET LATER WITH

THE IN COMING UKRAINIAN

PARTICULARS.

PRED.

PRESIDENT.

A TEMPORARY VICTORY FOR

ABOUT 200 CATHOLIC EMPLOYERS

IN OKLAHOMA WHEN IT COMES TO

THEIR STAND FOR LIFE.

A FEDERAL JUDGE GRANTED THE

CATHOLIC BENEFITS

ASSOCIATION AN INJUNCTION IN

THEIR CASE AGAINST THE

AFFORDABLE CARE ACT'S

CONTRACEPTION MANDATE.

THEY WON'T HAVE TO PROVIDE

INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR

CONTRACEPTIVES WHILE THEIR

CASE MOVES THROUGH THE

COURTS.

THE GROUP ARGUES THE MANDATE

VIOLATES THEIR RELIGIOUS

CONVICTIONS.

Heather: JUST THE DAY

AFTER SEATTLE UNIVERSITY WAS

TERRORIZED BY A DEADLY

SHOOTING, STAFF AND

CHRISTIANS AT THE SMALL

SCHOOL REMAIN FOCUSED ON

PRAYER.

PLEASE BE VERY CLOSE TO

US THIS DAY.

PLEASE SPEAK TO EACH HEART

IN THE WAY THAT ONLY YOU

KNOW BEST THAT THEY NEED.

Heather: THEY ARE

REMEMBERING THE ONE STUDENT

KILLED, AND PRAYING FOR TWO

OTHERS WHO WERE INJURED.

THE FAMILIES OF ALL INVOLVED

HAVE FORMED.

AND STUDENTS HAVE BEEN

HOLDING MEETINGS, AND THERE

ARE MORE SCHEDULED IN AND

AROUND CAMPUS.

THE 26-YEAR-OLD GUNMAN IS

NOW BEHIND BARS, AND SAY IT

COULD HAVE BEEN WORSE IF NOT

FOR A FEW HEROS IN THEIR

MIDST.

ONE SHOOTER TACKLE STUDENT

TACKLED THE SHOOTER WHEN HE

STOPPED TO RELOAD HIS GUN,

AND OTHERS PINNED HIM TO THE

GROUND.

WE ARE A COMMUNITY THAT

RELIES ON JESUS CHRIST FOR

STRENGTH, AND WE'LL NEED

THAT AT THIS POINT IN TIME.

Heather: A MESSAGE ON

THE SCHOOL'S WEBSITE READS,

"LORD, IN YOUR MERCY, HEAR

OUR PRAYER.

AND WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR THE

PRAYERS OF OUR COMMUNITY,

THE NATION, AND THE WORLD."

Mark: RESIDENTS IN

PARTS OF THE MOUNTAIN WEST,

THE MIDWEST, AND THE SOUTH

ARE CLEANING UP AFTER SEVERE

WEATHER HIT THEM HARD ON

THURSDAY.

THERE WAS ONE TORNADO AND

SEVERAL PEOPLE DIED, BUT NOT

BECAUSE OF TWISTER.

Reporter: SEVERE

THUNDERSTORMS PUMMELLED THE

DENVER METRO AREA.

DRIVERS MOVED SLOWLY THROUGH

HIGH WINDS, RAIN,

GOLFBALL-SIZED HAIL AND EVEN

SNOW.

LARGE TREES WERE NO MATCH

FOR STRONG WINDS.

IN JONESBORO, ARKANSAS, A

70-YEAR-OLD RETIRED POLICE

OFFICER DIED WHEN A TREE

FELL ON HIS HOUSE.

I'M SCARED BECAUSE I LIVE

HERE, AND I'VE GOT THE REAL

BIG MAGNOLIA, AND I DON'T

WANT IT GOING INSIDE MY

HOUSE, EITHER.

Reporter: IN THE TOWN

OF BLACKROCK, ARKANSAS,

POLICE REPORT A WOMAN DIED

WHEN A TREE FELL ON THE CAR

SHE WAS IN DURING THE

STORM.

AND THEN THERE WAS INTENSE

FLOODING.

IN SOUTHERN TENNESSEE, THE

HIGHWAY PATROL REPORTS A

72-YEAR-OLD MAN DIED WHEN

HIS CAR WAS SWEPT

DOWNSTREAM, AS HE APPARENTLY

TRIED TO CROSS A FLOODED

ROADWAY.

AND THE SEARCH RESUMES FOR A

6-YEAR-OLD BOY WHO WAS SWEPT

AWAY BY FLOODWATERS THURSDAY

AFTERNOON.

HIS MOTHER HAD HIM IN HER

ARMS AND LOST HIM IN HER

GRIP.

THE FAMILY IS VERY, VERY

DISTRAUGHT, WHICH IS VERY

UNDERSTANDABLE.

I WOULD BE THE SAME WAY IF

IT WAS MY CHILD.

WE'RE A TIGHT COMMUNITY,

ESPECIALLY DOWN HERE AT

BEAVER DAM.

AND WE'RE ALL JUST PRAYING

WE CAN REALLY FIND HIM.

Mark: FURTHER NORTH THE

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

CONFIRMED A TORNADO TOUCHED

DOWN OUTSIDE SIOUX FALLS,

SOUTH DAKOTA, BUT NO

INJURIES WERE REPORTED.

THAT IS DEFINITELY A MIRACLE

WHEN THERE ARE NO INJURIES

IN A TORNADO.

Heather: THERE ARE SOME

THINGS TO BE THANKFUL FOR.

Mark: A LOT OF STORIES

TO PRAY ABOUT IN THE NEWS.

HE IS BEING CALLED THE NEXT

KERMIT GOSNELL.

EFFORTS TO SHUT DOWN HIS

PRACTICE AND SAVE THE LIVES

OF BABIES, UP NEXT.

AND COMING UP, GIVING

WOMEN AND CHILDREN TRAPPED

IN SEX TRAFFICKING A WAY OUT

AND HOPE FOR A BETTER

FUTURE.

Mark: THE PRO-LIFE

FAMILY FOUNDATION IS URGING

THE COMMON WEALTH OF

VIRGINIA TO SHUT DOWN TO

ABORTION CLINICS.

THEY'RE OWNED AND OPERATED

BY THIS MAN, DR. STEVEN

BRIGHAM.

HE HAS A HISTORY OF BOTCHED

ABORTIONS AND MEDICAL

MALPRACTICE IN MULTIPLE

STATES.

HE HAS LOST HIS LICENSE

IN MULTIPLE STATES, AND HE

HAS BEEN CAUGHT LYING UNDER

OATH, AND HAD DISCIPLINARY

ACTIONS AND EVEN HAS HAD

MURDER CHARGES.

WE VIEW THIS PERSON AS UNFIT

TO OWN AN ABORTION CLINIC

HERE IN VIRGINIA.

Mark: VICTORIA COBB

CALLS HIM ANOTHER KERMIT

GOSNELL, WHO IS THE FORMER

PENNSYLVANIA ABORTION DOCTOR

CONVICTED IN 2013 OF

MURDERING THREE INFANTS

DURING BOTCHED ABORTIONS.

THAILAND IS HOME TO THE

WORLD'S LARGEST SEX

INDUSTRY.

EACH YEAR THOUSANDS TRAVEL

THERE, SUPPORTING A SEX

INDUSTRY.

Heather: LUCILLE

TALUSEN HAS THE STORY.

Reporter: AT AGE 14,

MIN QUIT SCHOOL BECAUSE HER

FAMILY DID NOT HAVE THE

MONEY TO SUPPORT HER

STUDIES.

SO SHE LEFT HER RURAL HOME

TO WORK IN BANGKOK.

I WAS ENTICED TO GO INTO

PROSTITUTION BECAUSE I

NEEDED THE MONEY.

BUT ONE TIME SOMEONE

SMOTHERED MY FACE WITH A

PILLOW AND TRIED TO RAPE

ME.

AT THAT MOMENT, I REMEMBER

SOMEONE TOLD ME I COULD PRAY

TO GOD.

SO I CRIED TO GOD TO HELP ME

AND I SURVIVED THAT NIGHT.

Reporter: A FEW MONTHS

LATER, A CHRISTIAN

INTRODUCED HER TO "NIGHT

LIGHT MINISTRY."

WE GET TO READ THE BIBLE

AND WORSHIP.

HE GAVE ME A NEW LIFE, AND

NOW I WANT TO SERVE HIM.

Reporter: "NIGHT LIFE"

HELPS RESCUE PEOPLE IN THE

SEX TRADE INDUSTRY.

THE FOUNDER, ANNIE, SAYS

PROSTITUTION AND HUMAN

TRAFFICKING HAVE INCREASED

RAPIDLY IN THAILAND SINCE

THE MINISTRY STARTED IN

2005.

LAST YEAR "NIGHT LIGHT"

ASSISTED 26,000 WOMEN,

MOSTLY FROM UGANDA, TO GO

HOME.

WE KNOW THAT GOD'S HEART

IS THERE FOR THIS WOMEN.

Reporter: ANNIE IS

GRATEFUL THAT CBN'S

"ORPHANS' PROMISE" DONATED

FUNDS TO REDESIGN THE

LOCATION.

AND IT IS LOCATED BETWEEN

TWO BARS.

AND THE "NIGHT LIGHT"

MINISTRY, TOGETHER WITH

"ORPHANS' PROMISE," WILL BE

ABLE TO REACH OUT TO MORE

WOMEN, AND IN THE MEN, IN

THE SEX TRADE BUSINESS.

MEN AND WOMEN CAN COME IN

OFF THE STREET AND GET A CUP

OF COFFEE, AND THERE WILL BE

PEOPLE THERE TO LISTEN TO

THEM, AND BUILD

RELATIONSHIPS WITH THEM.

AND OUT OF THOSE

RELATIONSHIPS, WE EARN THE

RIGHT TO SPEAK INTO THEM, TO

GIVE THEM HOPE.

Reporter: THE CENTER IS

ALSO USED FOR PRAYER AND

WORSHIP, CHRISTIAN PARTIES

AND MEDICAL CLINICS.

A TRANSFORMED MIN ALSO HELPS

IN THE OUTREACH PROGRAM.

GOD HAS GIVEN ME A HEART

FOR THE WOMEN IN THE

STREETS.

I INVITE THEM IN AND I PAINT

THEIR NAILS.

I SHARE CHRIST WITH THEM.

Reporter: TOGETHER

"NIGHT LIGHT" AND "ORPHANS'

PROMISE" ARE GIVING MORE AND

MORE WOMEN LIKE MIN A BETTER

OPPORTUNITY FOR A NEW LIFE.

LUCILLE TALUSEN, CBN NEWS,

BANGKOK.

Mark: UP NEXT, A PRAISE

SONG CAN DO A LOT FOR YOU.

BUT FOR ONE LITTLE BOY IT

WAS LITERALLY A SONG OF

DELIVERANCE.

Mark: WILLIE MYRICK IS

SMALL, THE PERFECT PREY FOR

A KIDNAPPER.

BUT WILLIE HAD A POWERFUL

WEAPON HIS SIDE.

Heather: WILLIE'S FAITH

AND QUICK THINKING HAS LED

TO A WORLDWIDE TESTIMONY

ABOUT GOD'S POWER.

Reporter: 10-YEAR-OLD

WILLIE MYRICK LOVES PLAYING

THE DRUMS, SOMETHING HE

HOPES ONE DAY TO DO AT HIS

CHURCH.

BORN TO ATHEIST PARENTS,

WILLIE WAS RAISED BY HIS

GODMOTHER, WHO TOOK HIM TO

CHURCH.

IT WAS THERE HE LEARNED

ABOUT GOD AND DEVELOPED A

PASSION FOR THE BIBLE.

THE PASTOR, HE TALKS

ABOUT, LIKE, DIFFERENT

SCRIPTURES.

AND WE'RE ON GENESIS 31

NOW.

BUT HE TELLS US A LITTLE

STUFF ABOUT HIM.

AND HE GOES OVER IT EVERY

SUNDAY.

Reporter: CODETTE SAYS

SHE HAS SEEN WILLIE'S FAITH

BLOSSOM OVER THE YEARS.

FAITH IS IMPORTANT TO

THIS HOUSE AND EVERYTHING,

AND BELIEVING IN GOD IS

IMPORTANT.

IN THIS HOUSE WE GO TO

CHURCH.

HE KNOW GOD.

HE KNOW JESUS.

Reporter: WHILE MOST

KIDS HIS AGE ARE BUSY

PLAYING VIDEO GAMES, WILLIE

SPENDS HIS FREE TIME

STUDYING THE WORD OF GOD.

HIS FAVORITE SCRIPTURE?

PSALMS 23: "THE LORD IS

MY SHEPHERD, I SHALL NOT

WANT."

Reporter: HE SAYS GOD

IS HIS BEST FRIEND.

I ALWAYS THINK THAT GOD

IS WITH ME EVERYWHERE I GO.

LIKE WHEN I'M IN BED, HE HAS

A CHAIR AND HE IS JUST

WATCHING ME.

Reporter: CBN NEWS GOT

A TASTE OF HIS LOVE FOR

MEMORIZING THE BOOKS OF THE

BIBLE.

OKAY, READY.

GO.

GENESIS, EXODUS,

LEVITICUS, NUMBERS,

DEUTERONOMY.

Reporter: IN APRIL,

WHILE PLAYING WITH HIS DOG

IN THE FRONT YARD OF HIS

ATLANTA HOME, WILLIE CAME

FACE TO FACE WITH A

KIDNAPPER, PUTTING HIS

CHILD-LIKE FAITH TO THE

TEST.

SOME GUY CAME UP IN A

SILVER OR GRAY HONDA ACCORD,

AND MAN TOUSELED ME IN THE

CAR.

Reporter: WILLIE SAYS

HE WANTED TO YELL FOR HELP,

BUT THE MAN COVERED HIS

HOUSE.

TRAUMATIZED, WILLIE FEARED

FOR HIS LIFE.

CURSING AND CURSING AND

CURSING.

I WAS THINKING THAT HE IS

GOING TO HURT ME BAD, REAL

BAD.

Reporter: THROWN INTO

THE BACK OF A LOCKED CAR,

WILLIE'S FEAR SOON GAVE WAY

TO FAITH IN THE FORM OF A

GOSPEL SONG HE LEARNED AT

CHURCH.

HE BEGAN SINGING IT IN THE

BACK SEAT.

* GOD IS MY DELIVERER, YES,

HE IS *

* YES, HE IS

* EVERY PRAYER, EVERY

BREATH, IS TO OUR GOD *

Reporter: THE POPULAR

SONG "EVERY PRAISE," BY

HEZEKIAH WALKER IS, IS ONE

OF WILLIE'S FAVORITES.

I KNEW IT BY HEART.

I CAN SING IT BY HEART.

GOD HELPS YOU IN MYSTERIOUS

WAYS.

Reporter: WILLIE SANG

NON STOP WHILE THE MAN DROVE

AROUND FOR THREE HOURS.

I JUST HAD PASSION AND

PRIDE.

Reporter: AGITATED BY

THE CONSTANT SINGING, THE

MAN EVENTUALLY LET WILLIE

OUT OF THE CAR.

I GUESS HE WAS MAD, SO HE

DROPPED ME OFF.

Reporter: WILLIE RAN TO

A NEARBY HOME AND CALLED HIS

GODMOTHER.

THE POLICE HAVE NO LEADS,

BUT THEY RELEASED THIS

SKETCH OF THE MAN.

WILLIE'S GODMOTHER CONTINUES

TO PRAY FOR THE CAPTURE OF

THE KIDNAPPER.

HE NEED TO BE CAUGHT.

HE GOT TO BE CAUGHT.

Reporter: WILLIE'S

STORY MADE HEADLINES AROUND

THE WORLD, LEADING TO TALK

SHOW APPEARANCES LIKE

"ARSENIO HALL."

AND HE EVEN GOT TO SING THE

SONG WITH WALKER.

WHILE HE IS ENJOYING BEING

IN THE SPOTLIGHT, HE SAYS HE

IS JUST AN ORDINARY KID WHO

SERVES AN EXTRAORDINARY

GOD.

IT REALLY DOESN'T MATTER

TO ME.

AS LONG AS I STILL HAVE

JESUS, AND HE IS STILL

WORKING, DOING HIS LITTLE

MAGIC -- WELL, IT IS NOT

MAGIC.

IT'S POWER.

Reporter: CHARLENE

AARON, CBN NEWS, ATLANTA.

Mark: WOW, WHAT A

POWERFUL STORY.

UP NEXT, A D-DAY FLASHBACK,

THE GREAT COMMUNICATOR

HONORS THE GREATEST

GENERATION.

Heather: AS WE'VE BEEN

TALKING ABOUT THE COURSE OF

WORLD HISTORY THAT WAS

CHANGED 70 YEARS AGO TODAY

ON D-DAY, MANY OF THE

SOLDIERS WHO STORMED THE

BEACHES OF NORMANDY, FRANCE,

GAVE THEIR LIVES TO PROTECT

FREEDOM AND DELIVER EUROPE

FROM THE NAZIS.

Mark: PRESIDENT RONALD

REAGAN WAS A PART OF THAT

GENERATION, AND HE SPOKE

ELOQUENTLY OF THAT SACRIFICE

30 YEARS AGO.

WE LEAVE YOU NOW WITH A LOOK

BACK.

FOR FOUR LONG YEARS, A

BUNCH OF EUROPE HAD BEEN

UNDER A TERRIBLE SHADOW.

FREE NATIONS HAD FALLEN.

JEWS CRIED OUT IN THE CAMPS,

MILLIONS CRIED OUT FOR

LIBERATION.

EUROPE I WAS ENSLAVED, AND

THE WORLD PRAYED FOR ITS

RESCUE.

HERE IN NORMANDY, THE RESCUE

BEGAN.

HERE THE ALLIES STOOD AND

FOUGHT AGAINST TYRANNY IN A

GIANT UNDERTAKING

UNPARALLELLED IN HUMAN

HISTORY.

HERE IN THIS PLACE, WHERE

THE WEST HELD IT TOGETHER,

LET US MAKE A VOW TO OUR

DEAD.

LET US SHOW THEM BY OUR

ACTIONS THAT WE UNDERSTAND

WHAT THEY DIED FOR.

LET OUR ACTIONS SAY TO THEM,

I WILL NOT FAIL THEE NOR

FORSAKE THEE.

STRENGTHENED BY THEIR

COURAGE AND BORN IN THREE

MEMORY, LET US CONTINUE TO

STAND FOR THE IDEALS FOR

WHICH THEY LIVED AND DIED.

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