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CBN NewsWatch: June 18, 2014

On CBN Newswatch, June 18: Iraqi refugee: 'I saw people without heads on the street'; What took so long to capture Benghazi mastermind?; ISIS threatens to take hold of Iraq's energy supply; and more. Read Transcript


THANKS FOR JOINING US FOR

CBN NEWS TODAY.

I'M CHARLENE AARON.

THE U.S. GOVERNMENT SAYS IT

HAS FINALLY CAPTURED THE

MASTERMIND BEHIND THE DEADLY

2012 ATTACK ON THE AMERICAN

CONSULATE IN BENGHAZI,

LIBYA.

BUT MANY ARE NOW ASKING WHAT

TOOK THEM SO LONG.

DALE HURD EXPLAINS WHY.

Reporter: AHMED ABU

KHATTALAH HAD BEEN WANTED BY

THE U.S. FOR 21 MONTHS

BEFORE U.S. SPECIAL FORCES

FINALLY CAPTURED HIM.

President Obama: NO

MATTER HOW LONG IT TAKES, WE

WILL FIND THOSE RESPONSIBLE

AND WE WILL BRING THEM TO

JUSTICE.

Reporter: AND IT TOOK A

LONG TIME TO FIND A SUSPECT

WHO WAS DESCRIBED BY CNN AS

HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT.

AHMED ABU KHATTALAH HAD DONE

AT LEAST FIVE NEWS

INTERVIEWS WITH CNN AND

OTHER AGENCIES BEFORE

AMERICAN LEADERS DECIDED TO

FINALLY MOVE IN AND NAB

HIM.

IF A CNN REPORTER CAN

HAVE AN INTERVIEW WITH HIM

OPENLY IN A CAFE, WHY

COULDN'T WE GET TO HIM

SOONER.

Reporter: ONE EXCUSE

FROM PENTAGON SPOKESMAN JOHN

KIRBY IS THAT THE TERRORISTS

GO TO GREAT LENGTHS TO EVADE

CAPTURE.

IT CAN BE A COMPLICATED

PROCESS TRYING TO GET AT

THEM.

BUT IT WASN'T COMPLICATED AT

ALL FOR REPORTERS TO GET TO

AHMED ABU KHATTALAH.

ANOTHER EXCUSE PUT FORWARD

BY THE WHITE HOUSE IS THAT

THE CAPTURED WAS DELAYED

OVER THE PUBLIC VIDEO OF A

CAPTURED TERRORIST IN LIBYA

LAST OCTOBER.

THEY ARE CONCERNED WITH NOT

ONLY HOW LONG IT TOOK THE

ADMINISTRATION TO CAPTURE

AHMED ABU KHATTALAH, BUT

WHAT THEY WILL DO WITH HIM

NEXT.

HE NEEDS TO BE

INTERROGATED EXTENSIVELY,

AND I HOPE THAT WILL OCCUR.

THERE HAS BEEN THE TENDENCY

TO TREAT THIS LIKE A LAW

ENFORCEMENT MATTER, READ HIM

HIS RIGHTS AND GET HIM A

LAWYER.

Reporter: CHRIS STEVENS

AND THREE OTHER AMERICANS

WERE KILLED IN THE ATTACK ON

THE CONSULATE IN 2012.

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION HAS

ALSO NAMED ABOUT A DOZEN

OTHER SPORTS.

JUDGING BY HOW LONG IT TOOK

TO APPREHEND AHMED ABU

KHATTALAH, WHO WALKED FREELY

THROUGH THE STREETS OF

LIBYA, IT COULD BE A LONG

TIME BEFORE THE OTHER

SUSPECTS ARE BROUGHT TO

JUSTICE.

DALE HURD, CBN NEWS.

REPUBLICANS IN CONGRESS

AREN'T TAKING NO FOR AN

ANSWER IN THE I.R.S. TEA

PARTY SCANDAL.

HOUSE REPUBLICANS ARE

STEPPING UP THEIR PROBE INTO

THE I.R.S. SCANDAL AFTER THE

TAX AGENCY SAYS IT LOST TWO

YEARS OF E-MAILS THAT ARE A

KEY PART OF THE

INVESTIGATION.

DARRELL ISSA TOLD I.R.S.

COMMISSIONER JOHN COSKINAN,

QUOTE,"I WILL NOT TOLERATE

YOUR CONTINUED OBSTRUCTION

AND GAME PLAYING IN RESPONSE

TO THE COMMITTEE'S

INVESTIGATION."

THE I.R.S. COMMISSIONER SAYS

HE WILL TESTIFY BEFORE TWO

COMMITTEE HEARINGS ABOUT THE

E-MAILS NEXT WEEK.

PRESIDENT OBAMA IS PRAISING

HIS OWN EXECUTIVE ORDER THAT

WILL PROVIDE NEW PROTECTIONS

FOR LESBIAN, GAYS, BISEXUAL,

AND TRANSGENDER ABORTION.

THE NEW ORDER WOULD BAR

FEDERAL CONTRACTORS FROM

DISCRIMINATING AGAINST

ANYONE BASED ON SEXUAL

ORIENTATION AND GENDER

IDENTITY.

THE PRESIDENT WAS IN NEW

YORK CITY LAST NIGHT, WHERE

THE BELL OF THE BALL WAS HIS

NEW ORDER.

President Obama:

SOMETIMES YOU GUYS ARE A

LITTLE IMPATIENT.

SOMETIMES I HAVE TO SAY,

WILL YOU JUST SETTLE DOWN

FOR A SECOND.

WE'VE GOT THIS.

BUT BECAUSE OF YOUR HELP,

WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO DO MORE

TO PROTECT THE RIGHTS OF

LESBIANS, GAY, BISEXUAL AND

TRANSGENDER AMERICANS THAN

ANY ADMINISTRATION IN

HISTORY.

OBAMA URGED THOSE IN

ATTENDANCE TO PRESSURE

CONGRESS TO

PASS LEGISLATION

THAT WOULD EXTEND MORE

LESSONLATIONLEGISLATION FOR

THE LGBT.

THE SUNNI JIHADISTS HAVE NOW

LAID SIEGE TO IRAQ'S LARGEST

OIL REFINERY, 155 MILES

NORTH OF BAGHDAD.

OVERNIGHT ISIS BEGAN

ATTACKING THE REFINERY WITH

MORTER SHELLS.

THE SIEGE IS THREATENING

IRAQ'S ENERGY SUPPLIES.

AND THEY'RE ALWAYS BATTLING

ISIS TO KEEP THE COUNTRY

FROM FALLING INTO THE HANDS

OF THE EXTREMISTS, WHILE THE

IRAQ'S ARMY IS COMING UP

FROM THE SOUTH TO

MEET THE

ONCOMING WAVE OF INSURGENTS

OVERRUNNING TOWNS.

THE U.S. IS NOW SENDING

ALMOST 300 TROOPS TO HELP

SECURE AMERICAN FACILITIES,

INCLUDING THE U.S. EMBASSY.

JUST LIKE EVERY WAR, THE

FIGHTING IN IRAQ IS CREATING

A REFUGEE CRISIS.

HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF

CIVILIANS ARE SEEKING

SHELTERS IN CAMPS ACROSS THE

REGION.

CHRIS MITCHELL REPORTS FROM

NORTHERN IRAQ.

Reporter: IT LEFT

THOUSAND OF BROKEN LIVES IN

ITS WAKE.

THIS IS ONE OF THE MANY

REFUGEE CAMPS SET UP IN THE

REGION.

THIS IS JUST A FEW DAYS

OLD.

AND LITERALLY WITHIN THE

REGION, HUNDREDS OF

THOUSANDSCH PEOPL THOUSANDS

OF PEOPLE HAVE BEEN

DISPLACED.

MOST OF THE PEOPLE HERE ARE

FROM THE CITY OF NINEVEH,

AND MANY OF THE MEN AND

WOMEN, BOYS AND GIRLS, HAVE

SEEN THE WORST OF THE

FIGHTING.

I SAW PEOPLE WITHOUT

HEADS ON THE STREET, AND

PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN KILLED

IN THE STREETS.

I SAW THIS WITH MY OWN

EYES.

WHEN THEY GOT INTO NINEVEH,

THEY ENTERED THE HOUSES AND

KILLED WHOLE FAMILIES.

THEY DON'T CARE ABOUT THE

AGES OR THE HUMANITY.

THEY ONLY CARE ABOUT

THEMSELVES.

Reporter: THAT CARNAGE

DROVE THESE PEOPLE AWAY.

MANY REFUSED TO BE

INTERVIEWED BY US ON CAMERA

BECAUSE, BELIEVE IT OR NOT,

MANY EXPECT TO GO BACK.

OTHERS, EVEN SOME YOUNG

TEENAGED GIRLS, TOLD US ISIS

WOULD KILL THEM IF THEY

RETURNED.

NOW THEY HAVE TO ADJUST TO A

ANOTHER LIFE.

AND THE REGION, ACCORDING

TO THE GUNMEN, THEY SAID

THERE WAS 100,000 COMING TO

IRBIL, AND 500,000 ACROSS

THE COUNTRY.

SO WE'RE AN INTERNATIONAL

ORGANIZATION AND ARE HERE TO

SUPPORT EVERYONE WHO ARE IN

NEED IN THIS CRISIS.

Reporter: CAMP LIFE

REDUCES LIFE TO BASICS.

PEOPLE NEED WATER.

THEY CLAMOR FOR ICE.

KIDS COOL OFF IN THE 100°

HEAT.

PEOPLE FIGHT BOREDOM.

YET THEY DID THE SURVIVE THE

BUTCHERY OF ISIS.

THIS MAN INTERVIEWED

CAPTURED ISIS SOLDIERS, AND

HE FOUND OUT THEY HAVE A

LARGER AGENDA THAN IRAQ.

WE KNOW THAT ISIS IS NOT

DREAMING JUST TO RULE OVER

IRAN.

THEY ARE DREAMING TO GO TO

EUROPE AND RULE OVER ALL OF

THE EUROPEAN CONTINENT.

ISIS IS DREAMING TO RULE

OVER THE WHOLE WORLD.

Reporter: THE AGENDA OF

ISIS AND THIS REFUGEE CAMP

ARE JUST TWO SIGNS IRAQ AND

THE MIDDLE EAST MAY NEVER BE

THE SAME.

AND LIKE HUMPTY-DUMPTY, MAY

NEVER BE PUT TOGETHER

AGAIN.

CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS, ON

THE BORDER BETWEEN ISIS AND

KURDISH, IRAQ.

AT LEAST 14 PEOPLE ARE

DEAD AFTER A SUICIDE BOMBER

ATTACKED A WORLD CUP VIEWING

SITE IN NORTHEAST NIGERIA.

THE EXPLOSIVES WERE PACKED

IN A TRICYCLE TAXI AND

DRIVEN INTO THE CAPITAL OF

YOBI STATE.

POLICE EXPECT THE RADICAL

ISLAMIC BOKO HARAM TERRORIST

GROUP TO BE AT FAULT.

THEY ARE WAGING WAR AGAINST

THE GOVERNMENT IN ITS

EFFORTS TO ESTABLISH AN

ISLAMIC STATE IN NORTHERNNIGERIA.

SUDANESE GOVERNMENT BOMBS

HAVE HIT A DOCTORS WITHOUT

BORDERS IN NORTHERN SUDAN.

THE BOMBING WOUNDED FIVE

FROM THE VILLAGE AND ONE

STAFFER.

THE NON-PROFIT SAYS IT IS

SHOCKED THAT ITS MEDICAL

FACILITY WAS HIT, ESPECIALLY

SINCE IT IS CLEARLY

IDENTIFIED WITH A FLAG AND A

CROSS ON THE ROOF.

SUDAN'S MILITARY IS FIGHTING

SOLDIERS IN THAT REGION WHO

ARE ALIGNED WITH SOUTH

SUDAN.

WORLD CUP SOCCER IN BRAZIL

ISN'T ALL JUST FUN AND

GAMES.

ONE OF THE TOP ISSUES IS

WHAT IS HAPPENING OFF THE

FIELD.

SEX TRAFFICKING.

THERE IS CONCERN SEX

TOURISTS WILL ABUSE

THOUSANDS OF YOUNG PEOPLE

AND CHILDREN, LITERALLY IN

THE SHADOWS OF STADIUMS.

BUT "OPERATION BLESSING" IS

ON THE SCENE IN BRAZIL,

WORKING TO FIGHT THIS ABUSE

WITH A NEW DOCUMENTARY.

THE WORLD CUP IN BRAZIL IS

ONE OF THE BIGGEST SPORTING

EVENTS IN THE WORLD,

ATTRACTING MORE THAN HALF A

MILLION FANS.

UNFORTUNATELY, IT IS ALSO A

HUGE MAGNET FOR SEX

TRAFFICKERS, WHO OFTEN

TARGET VULNERABLE CHILDREN.

THEY USED TO SEEK OUT

GIRLS FROM OUT OF STATE,

GOOD-LOOKING GIRLS.

I WOULD LOOK AT THEIR

FINANCIAL SITUATION, THROUGH

PICTURES AND COMMENTS ON

LINE.

AND THEN I WOULD TALK TO

THEM AND OFFER THEM A BETTER

LIFE.

Reporter: CBN'S

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS

HELPING TO FIGHT TRAFFICKING

THROUGH ITS DOCUMENTARY

CALLED "ONE REEL, THE OTHER

SIDE OF THE COIN."

THE GOVERNMENT REPORT STATES

SOME 40,000 CHILDREN AND

ADOLESCENTS DISAPPEAR IN

BRAZIL EVERY YEAR.

WE'RE TRYING TO EDUCATE

THE PEOPLE COMING IN FOR THE

WORLD CUP, THAT THIS ISN'T

JUST A SERVICE YOU CAN BUY

WITHOUT CONSEQUENCES.

THESE ARE CHILDREN TRAPPED

IN A HELL.

Reporter: THE FILM IS

TRANSLATED INTO SEVERAL

LANGUAGES.

AND "OPERATION BLESSING"

VOLUNTEERS ARE TRAVELLING

CROSS COUNTRY ON A SPECIAL

BUS, SHOWING IT IN ALL 12

WORLD CUP MAXIMUM CITIES.

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS ALSO

DELIVERING FOOD AND BAGS OF

HOPE TO TRAFFICKING VICTIMS

ON THE STREETS OF BRAZIL.

AND "OPERATION BLESSING" IS

ALSO PARTNERING WITH

SHELTERS TO PROVIDE A SAFE

PLACE FOR TRAFFICKING

VICTIMS.

DR. MEHMET OZ SATISFIED

TESTIFIED BEFORE CONGRESS TO

STEM THE PEOPLE USING HIS

NAME.

I'M CONCERNED THAT YOU

ARE MELTING MEDICAL ADVICE,

NEWS, AND ENTERTAINMENT IN A

WAY THAT HARMS CONSUMERS.

I DON'T SELL ANYTHING.

IF THEY SEE MY NAME INVOLVED

WITH ANY TYPE OF

ADVERTISEMENT, DO NOT BUY

THE PRODUCT.

HE ACKNOWLEDGED THAT

WHILE HIS LANGUAGE HAS BEEN,

QUOTE,"FLOWERY," HE HAS

NEVER E ENDORSED ANY

PRODUCT FOR BRAND.

THE FORMER U.S. HEALTH AND

HUMAN SERVICES SECRETARY IS

ASKING CONGRESS TO USE

LEGISLATION TO COVER OBESITY

MEDICATION FOR SENIORS.

COMING UP, CAUGHT IN THE

MIDDLE.

WHY RUSSIA IS PUTTING

UKRAINE'S ORPHANS IN HARM'S

WAY.

Charlene: UKRAINE'S

PRESIDENT IS CALLING FOR A

CEASE-FIRE WITH RUSSIAN

SEPARATISTS IN THE EAST.

THE NEWS AGENCY REPORTS

PETRO POROSHENKO MADE THE

PROPOSAL EARLIER TODAY.

HE SAID HIS TROOPS WILL HALT

FIGHTING TO GIVE THE

PRORUSSIAN FORCES AN

OPPORTUNITY TO LAY DOWN

THEIR ARMS OR LEAVE THE

COUNTRY.

HE SAYS IT IS THE FIRST STEP

IN A PEACE PLAN TO WIND DOWN

THE CONFLICT.

THE PROPOSAL CAME AFTER

POROSHENKO AND VLADIMIR

PUTIN DISCUSSED A CEASE-FIRE

OVER THE PHONE.

UKRAINE'S ORPHANS ARE CAUGHT

IN THE MIDDLE OF THE WAR

BETWEEN RUSSIAN SEPARATISTS

AND THE GOVERNMENT.

THE UKRAINE GOVERNMENT AND

CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES ARE

WORKING TO EVACUATE ORPHANS

FROM EASTERN UKRAINE.

THEY WANT THEM OUT OF THE

LINE OF FIRE, BUT THEY ALSO

WANT TO KEEP THEM FROM

FALLING UNDER RUSSIAN

CONTROL.

PRO-RUSSIAN FORCES HAVE

BLOCKED SEVERAL

DEMONSTRATIONS.

IN DONETSK, THEY SEIZED

ORPHANS AND TOOK THEM TO A

RUSSIAN REFUGEE CAMP.

THEY WERE LATER RETURNED

AFTER AN INTERNATIONAL

OUTCRY.

NATALIA IS DIRECTOR OF

"ORPHANS' PROMISE," AND SHE

HAS FOUR CHILDREN, TWO OF

WHOM WERE ADOPTED FROM

UKRAINE.

SHE JOINS US.

WHY DID THE SEPARATISTS

PREVENT THESE CHILDREN FROM

LEAVING UKRAINE?

IT IS THE ISSUE OF

CONTROL.

THEY ARE TRYING TO CLAIM

THIS IS THEIR TERRITORY, AND

THE PEOPLE THERE ARE THEIRS,

AND THE CHILDREN ARE

GOVERNMENT PROPERTY.

AND THEY ARE SAYING WHILE

THIS IS OURS, IT IS JUST THE

ISSUE OF CONTROL.

Charlene: ARE OR

ORPHANS IN EASTERN UKRAINE

AT RISK?

EVERYBODY IS AT RISK.

IF YOU SEE WHAT RUSSIA IS

SHOWING, THEY'RE SUPPORTING

TERRORIST ATTACKS THERE, AND

THEY ARE TRYING TO CLAIM

WHAT IS NOT THEIRS.

AND ORPHANS, BECAUSE THEY DO

NOT HAVE ANY MOTHER OR

FATHER, MANY OF THEM MAY

HAVE THE MOTHER OR FATHER

BUT THAT DON'T HAVE RIGHTS,

OR THAT RELINQUISH THEIR

RIGHTS BECAUSE OF DIFFERENT

REASONS, OR THEIR RIGHTS

WERE TAKEN AWAY -- ANYWAY,

CHILDREN ARE ALWAYS AT RISKS

WHEN ADULTS ARE PLAYING THE

BIG GAMES.

CHILDREN ARE THE ONES THAT

ARE SUFFERING.

"ORPHANS' PROMISE" IS

SUPPORTING OTHER

ORGANIZATIONS AND ESPECIALLY

CHURCHES AND DIFFERENT

MINISTRIES TO HELP EVACUATE

THE CHILDREN, AND NOT JUST

THE CHILDREN, BUT PEOPLE WHO

ARE WILLING.

FAMILIES ARE EVACUATING,

MOTHERS WITH CHILDREN.

BECAUSE IT IS NOT SAFE.

YOU DON'T WANT YOUR CHILDREN

TO BE EXPOSED.

WE ARE FACILITATING THAT

EVACUATION OF THESE PEOPLE.

WE ARE HELPING MINISTRIES

WHO ARE HELPING TO TAKE

THESE CHILDREN INTO SAFE

PLACES IN THE WEST.

Charlene: HOW CAN WE

HELP THESE UKRAINIAN

ORPHANS?

FIRST OF ALL, PRAY.

AND IF GOD PUTS IT ON YOUR

HEART TO SUPPORT CBN, CBN'S

"ORPHANS' PROMISE" IS DOING

A LOT TO SUPPORT THEM.

AND THERE ARE CHURCHES WHO

ARE OPENING THEIR BUILDINGS,

WHO ARE ENCOURAGING THEIR

CONGREGATIONS TO OPEN THEIR

HOUSES.

PEOPLE ARE PUTTING

MATTRESSES UP IN THE CHURCH

BUILDINGS BECAUSE THEIR

HOUSES HAVE BEEN OPENED AND

THEY JUST HAVE PEOPLE

SLEEPING ON THE FLOORS,

CHILDREN SLEEPING ON THE

FLOORS.

WE ARE PROVIDING THAT.

YOU'VE GOT TO FEED THEM AND

CLOTHE THEM.

LITERALLY, THEY ARE JUST

LEAVING EVERYTHING BEHIND,

GETTING ON BUSES, AND BEING

EVACUATED INTO WESTERN

UKRAINE AND CENTRAL

UKRAINE.

AND THE CHURCHES ARE OPENING

THEIR DOORS.

AND THE CHRISTIAN FAMILIES

ARE OPENING THEIR DOORS.

AND WE DO EVERYTHING THAT WE

CAN TO PROVIDE WHAT THEY

NEED, STARTING FROM FOOD,

CLOTHING, SHELTER.

THE CHILDREN NEED TO BE

EDUCATED.

WE'RE TRYING TO PROVIDE

PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES,

COUNSELLING, TO HELP THEM

GET THROUGH THIS TRAUMA.

WE'RE HELPING TO RELOCATE

THE FAMILIES, GET THEM NEW

EMPLOYMENT.

IF TODAY YOU WERE TAKEN FROM

YOUR HOME BECAUSE THERE IS

WAR THERE, YOU CAN'T WAIT

INDEFINITELY.

THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR

OVER TWO MONTHS NOW.

AND WE'RE HOPING EVERYTHING

WILL BE OVER BY THE END OF

THE SUMMER, WHEN THE

CHILDREN NEED TO GO BACK TO

SCHOOL.

RIGHT NOW WE'RE CREATING THE

SITUATIONS WHERE CHILDREN

ARE IN SUMMER CAMPS, DOING

BIBLE STUDIES.

Charlene: NATALIA,

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR

TIME.

WE REALLY APPRECIATE

IT.

UP

NEXT, MEET A BEAUTIFUL

YOUNG WOMAN NAMED RUPA.

AND SEE HOW SHE WENT FROM

PICKING TRASH INTO FORCED

PROSTITUTION, AND HER

AMAZING TRANSFORMATION.

THAT'S NEXT.

Charlene: TWO TEENAGED

GIRLS WERE RECENTLY GANG

RAPED AND LEFT HANGING DEAD

IN A TREE.

THERE WAS VERY LITTLE

OUTRAGE BECAUSE THIS

HAPPENED IN INDIA, WHERE

CRIMES AGAINST WOMEN ARE ALL

TOO COMMON, ESPECIALLY WOMEN

LIKE THE MURDERED GIRLS WHO

WERE PART OF INDIA'S

UNTOUCHABLES.

GEORGE THOMAS BRINGS US THIS

STORY OF HOPE ABOUT ONE SUCH

WOMAN WHO BROKE THE CYCLE OF

ABUSE.

George: IT HAS BEEN

SAID THE MOST BEAUTIFUL

PEOPLE ARE THOSE WHO HAVE

KNOWN DEFEAT, KNOWN

SUFFERING, KNOWN STRUGGLE.

AND HAVE FOUND THEIR WAY OUT

OF THE DEPTHS.

RUPA IS ONE OF THEM.

I'VE HAD A DIFFICULT LIFE

SINCE MY CHILDHOOD, AND

EXPERIENCED MORE HORRIBLE

THINGS THAN MOST PEOPLE MY

AGE.

George: AT A YOUNG AGE,

RUPA WAS FORCED BY HER

PARENTS TO JOIN THE RANKS OF

INDIA'S SO-CALLED RATú

PICKERS.

THESE ARE MEN, WOMEN, AND

YOUNG CHILDREN WHO RUMMAGE

THROUGH FILTHY GARBAGE HEAPS

IN THE CITIES OF INDIA,

LOOKING FOR ANYTHING THAT

CAN BE RECYCLED AND SOLD.

PLASTIC, BOTTLES, METAL

PARTS, PIECES OF GLASS,

ROTTEN AND DISCARDED FOOD.

MY DAY STARTED AT 4:00 OR

5:00 AND THE MORNING AND I

PICKED TRASH FOR 10 TO 12

HOURS.

George: ON A GOOD DAY,

SHE WOULD EARN ABOUT $2.

AND THAT WAS A GOOD DAY.

HERE ON THE STREETS, WHERE

DOGS WERE HER ONLY COMPANION

AND MILLIONS OF SQWIRMING

MAGGOTS, FLIES, RATS, AND

CROWS ARE A CONSTANT

DISTRACTION.

SHE WOULD COMPETE WITH OTHER

RAT PICKERS FOR A FEW

SCRAPS.

WHEN I GOT OLDER, MY

MOTHER TOLD ME I WASN'T

BRINGING IN ENOUGH MONEY

PICKING TRASH.

SO I I WA WAS FORCED TO

SLEEP WITH MEN.

I BECAME A PROSTITUTE.

George: SHE DESCRIBES

THE RAGE SHE FELT TOWARDS

HER PARENTS.

I THOUGHT OF RUNNING

AWAY.

I DIDN'T TRUST MY PARENTS.

HOW COULD THEY DO SUCH A

THING TO ME.

I WANTED TO KILL THEM.

I WAS ANGRY.

George: RUPA IS A DALIT

OR SO-CALLED UNTOUCHABLE.

INDIAN SOCIETY LABELS DALITS

LOWEST OF THE LOW, IMPURE,

LESS THAN HUMAN.

ALMOST ALL RAT PICKERS ARE

DALITS.

AND LIKE HER, MANY YOUNG

GIRLS END UP AS PROSTITUTES

OR GET CAUGHT IN A WEB OF

HUMAN TRAFFICKING.

WHEN I THINK ABOUT IT, I

BEGIN TO CRY.

George: BUT THAT'S THE

PAST.

TONIGHT IS GRADUATION NIGHT

AND RUPA IS ALL SMILES.

LITTLE RUPA IS NOT WHO

USED TO BE.

I CANNOT EXPLAIN TO YOU WHAT

GOD HAS DONE IN MY LIFE.

George: SHE HAS GOD AND

GINA LYNNE TO THANK FOR

THIS.

SHE RUNS TATAKA WOMEN'S

CENTER, A CHRISTIAN MINISTRY

THAT TAKES IN,

REHABILITATES, AND EMPOWERS

SCORES OF YOUNG WOMEN AT

RISK.

ALMOST TWO YEARS AGO, RUPA

CAME TO THE CENTER LOOKING

FOR HELP.

HERE SHE GOT COUNSELLING,

LEARNED HOW TO SPEAK

ENGLISH, TOOK SEWING AND

COMPUTER CLASSES, AND

EVENTUALLY HAD HER DIGNITY

RESTORED.

AND SHE ALSO MET DOZENS OF

OTHER YOUNG WOMEN LIKE

HERSELF WHO HAD SIMILAR LIFE

EXPERIENCES.

WHAT I LIKE TO PERSONALLY

COMMUNICATE TO THEM IS I

WOULD NEVER, EVER GIVE UP ON

ANY ONE OF THOSE WOMEN.

NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES

THEY FALL BECAUSE I KNOW IT

IS A STRUGGLE FOR THEM.

George: TODAY THE

TARRIKA CENTER IS JUST ONE

OF A HANDFUL OF CHRISTIAN

MINISTRIES OPERATING HERE IN

INDIA, TRYING DESPERATELY TO

RESCUE THOUSANDS OF DALIT

WOMEN FROM HUMAN TRAFFICKING

AND SEXUAL BONDAGE.

FOR MANY OF THESE VICTIMS,

SUCH MINISTRIES ARE A LIFE

FLIGHT TO A BETTER FUTURE.

RUPA SAYS IT WAS AT THE

CENTER SHE DISCOVERED, WITH

GREAT DELIGHT, HER WORTH IN

GOD'S EYES.

I COME FROM A HINDU

BACKGROUND.

I KNEW VERY LITTLE ABOUT

JESUS CHRIST.

WHEN I CAME TO TARAKA, I

STARTED READING THE BIBLE

AND UNDERSTANDING HOW MUCH I

MEAN TO GOD.

George: ULTIMATELY IT

IS THE BIBLE'S VIEW THAT

BRINGS LASTING

TRANSFORMATION.

THEY CAN'T BELIEVE IT

BECAUSE ALL THESE YEARS THEY

HAVE BEEN TOLD THEY'RE LOWER

THAN ANIMAL ANIMALS.

AND HERE WE ARE TELLING THEM

THEY ARE CREATED IN THE

IMAGE OF GOD.

THAT JUST HITS THEM.

THAT JUST BLOWS THEM AWAY.

George: ON A RECENT

FRIDAY EVENING, RUPA JOINED

105 WOMEN ON STAGE FOR A

GRADUATION CEREMONY HONORING

THEIR COMPLETION OF AN

18-MONTH COURSE AT TARRIKA.

AND SITTING IN THE AUDIENCE

THAT NIGHT WERE RUPA'S

MOTHER AND FATHER.

THEY TOLD CBN NEWS THIS WAS

THE PROUDEST MOMENT OF THEIR

LIVES.

THE TARRIKA CENTER HAS

DONE A GREAT JOB.

MY DAUGHTER IS A DIFFERENT

PERSON.

I FEEL BAD FOR THE THINGS

WE DID TO HER.

BUT NOW I WANT HER TO STUDY

WELL AND HAVE A GOOD

FUTURE.

George: PERHAPS IT IS

THIS IMAGE OF RUPA HOLDING

HER FATHER'S HAND THAT

SPEAKS VOLUMES OF ONE LIFE

TRANSFORMED BY THE POWER OF

THE GOSPEL.

SHE TOLD CBN NEWS LATER SHE

HAS FORGIVEN HER PARENTS FOR

FORCING HER INTO

PROSTITUTION.

EVERY NIGHT BEFORE I GO

TO BED, I THANK GOD FOR

TARRAKA CENTER, AND I THANK

GOD FOR RESCUING FROM MY

PAST.

George: THESE DAYS, SHE

WORKS AS A CONFIDENT SALES

ASSISTANT IN A FAMOUS

DEPARTMENT STORE, LOCATED ON

THE SAME STREET WHERE SHE

ONCE PICKED TRASH.

HER PASSION IS TO MINISTER

TO BROKEN PEOPLE.

THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE WHO

SHOWED LOVE TO ME.

I WANT TO DO THE SAME FOR

OTHERS.

THAT WILL MAKE ME HAPPY.

George: GEORGE THOMAS,

CBN NEWS, BANGALORE, INDIA.

Charlene: FINALLY

TODAY, A FAMILY IN PERU IS

RECEIVING MUCH-NEEDED HELP

THANKS TO "OPERATION

BLESSING."

BELLA HAS BEEN RUNNING A

WATER TAXI SERVICE ALONG THE

AMAZON RIVER FOR MANY YEARS,

BUT SHE LOST HER WORK BOAT

IN AN ACCIDENT.

WHEN SHE RENTED ANOTHER ONE,

IT GOT STOLEN JUST A FEW

WEEKS LATER.

BELLA TOOK ODD JOBS TO PAY

THE DEBT ON THE STOLEN BOAT

AND PROVIDE MEALS FOR HER

CHILDREN.

BUT THERE WAS NEVER ENOUGH.

WHEN "OPERATION BLESSING"

LEARNED THE FAMILY HAD NO

FOOD OR WATER, THEY

DELIVERED SEVERAL WEEKS

WORTH OF GROCERIES TO THEIR

HOME.

AND THEY GAVE BELLA A NEW

BOAT TO RESTART A BUSINESS,

AND EVEN HELPED PAY OFF THE

DEBT FROM THE STOLEN BOAT.

YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE ABOUT

HOW "OPERATION BLESSING" IS

HELPING PEOPLE AROUND THE

WORLD.

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