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Christian World News: June 20, 2014

This week on Christian World News: An Islamic militant army threatens Iraq, putting it’s Christian community on the defensive. Plus, the dark side of the world cup. As fans cheer on their teams, sex tourists are abusing young victims just ... ... Read Transcript


THIS WEEK ON CHRISTIAN

WORLD NEWS --

Reporter: I'M CHRIS

MITCHELL IN NORTHERN IRAQ,

WITH A MILITANT ARMY

THREATENS NOT ONLY THE

GOVERNMENT, IT IS TARGETING

CHRISTIANS.

George: PLUS THE DARK

SIDE OF THE WORLD CUP AS

FANS CHEER ON THEIR TEAMS,

SEX TOURISTS ARE ABUSING

YOUNG VICTIMS JUST OUTSIDE

THE SPOTLIGHT.ç

AND OFF THEç CHARTS, HOW

TECHNOLOGY IS TAKING THE

GOSPEL TO PLACES THAT CAN'T

BE EVEN FOUND ON A MAP.

IRAQ'S CHRISTIANS ARE

CALLING ON THE GLOBAL CHURCH

TO PRAY FOR THEIR SAFETY.

HELLO, EVERYONE, I'M GEORGE

THOMAS.

MY COLLEAGUE, WENDY

GRIFFITH, IS OFF TODAY.

A MILITANTçç ISLAMIC GROUP

CONTINUES TO GAIN GROUND IN

IRAQ, PUTTING THE COUNTRY'S

CHRISTIANS ONCE MORE ON THE

DEFENSIVE.

CBN'S CHRIS MITCHELL IS IN

IRAQI, KURDISTAN.

Reporter: IT IS AN IRAQ

CAMPAIGN, AND ISIS HAS BEEN

TARGETING CHRISTIANS, AND

THAT'S WHY MANY HAVE FLED TO

THE SAFETY OF NORTHERN

IRAQ.

WE VISITED Aç FRIGHTENEDç

CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY JUST

ABOUT A MILE AWAY FROM THE

FRONT LINES OF THE ISIS

ARMY.

WE LEFT THE FRIENDLY

CONFINES OF IRBIL, HEADING

TOWARDS THE HISTORIC AREA OF

NINEVEH, HOME TO SOME OF

IRAQ'S BESIEGED CHRISTIANS.

WE CANNOT GO ANYMORE.

Reporter: OUR GUIDE,

PASTOR MAJID, BROUGHT US ASç @&C @&Cú

FAR ASç THE KURDISH ARMY

WOULD LET US GO.

THIS IS ABOUT THE END OF THE

LINE IF YOU DON'T WANT TO

RUN INTO ISIS.

WE WERE TOLD THEY CONTROL

THE MOUNTAINS BEHIND US, AND

A FEW KILOMETRES DOWN YOU

RUN INT ISIS.

THE CONDITIONS HERE ARE

ABYSMAL.

THERç ISç NO WATER BECAUSE

ISIS HAS TURNED IT OFF, AND

NO ELECTRICITY BECAUSE THE

MALIKI HAS TURNED THAT OFF.

THEY ARE PR PROTECTED BY

THE PERSHMERGER.

WITHOUT THAT, THEY KNOW THAT

ISIS WOULD COME IN AND KILL

MOST OF THE PEOPLE HERE.

ONE CHRISTIAN LEADER TOLD

ME, JUST LIKE THE APOSTLE

PAUL ASKED FORç PRAYER,ú

THEY'RE ASKING FOR PRAYER

THAT GOD WILL PROTECT THIS

TOWN AND THIS REGION.

WE TALKED TO ONE OF THE

HOUSE CHURCH LEADERS.

ON OUR WAY BACK TO THE

KURDISH CAPITAL, IRBIL, THE

PASTOR RELAYS WHAT HE SAID.

HE TOLD US WHEN ISIS

CAPTURED NINEVEH, THEY GAVE

CHRISTIANS THREE CHOICES.

THEY ARE NOT ALLOWED TO

OPEN THEIR CHURCHES.

AND EVEN IF THEY OPENED,

THEY AREçç GOING TO BARREN THE

CHURCHES.

AND ALSO THE CHRISTIANS HAVE

BEEN ASKED TO PAY THE TAX.

IF NOT, THEY CAN LEAVE

NINEVEH.

AND IF THEY DON'T LEFT AND

THEY DIDN'T PAY THE TAX,

THEY SHOULD GIVE THEIR

HEADS.

Reporter: WHEN YOU SAY

"GIVE THEIR HEADS," YOU'RE

TALKING ABOUT BEING

BEHEADED?

YES.

Reporter: IN THE MIDST

OF THISçç CALDRON, THIS LEADER

SENT OUT A PRAYER S.O.S.

THIS IS WHAT WE NEED.

IT IS IMPORTANT FOR THE

CHURCHES OUTSIDE OF IRAQ TO

RAISE UP WITH PRAYS AND ALSO

TO FAST FOR THE SAKE OF THE

PEOPLE OF IRAQ.

Reporter: THE STUN

STUNNING CHAOSç LEFTç

THOUSANDS BROKEN.

THIS IS JUST A FEW DAYS OLD,

AND LITERALLY WITHIN THE

REGION, HUNDREDS OF

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE HAVE

BEEN DISPLACED.

THIS CAMP IS ABOUT 15-MINUTE

DRIVE FROM THE ISIS FORCES,

AND 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 THEçç STREETS.

I SAW THIS WITH MY OWN

EYES.

WHEN THEY GOT INTO NINEVEH,

THEY ENTERED THE HOUSE 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.

IN THE REGION, ACCORDING

TO THE GUNMEN, THEY SAID

THERE WAS 100,000 COMING TO

IRBIL, AND 500,000ç I.D.

P.s ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

SO WE'RE AN INTERNATIONAL

ORGANIZATION AND WE ARE HERE

TO SUPPORT EVERYONE WHO IS

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 FIGHTç BOREDOM.

BUTCHERY OF ISIS.

IT IS A KEY TIME HERE FOR

THE REGION.

THEY FACE AN HISTORIC

CROSS-ROADS, AND A VERY

POSSIBILITY THAT THEY COULD

DECLARE THEMSELVES AS AN

INDEPENDENT STATE.

WHILE THE TURMOIL HAS

INCREASED, A PRAYER MOVEMENT

HAS GROWN.

IN THE LAST COUPLE OFçç

WEEKS, THERE HAS BEEN AN

ARRIVING EVEN JUST HERE IN

THE CITY.

I GET MESSAGES AND CALLS

THAT THIS PRAYER IS GOING TO

HAPPEN IN THIS HOUSE.

SO IT HAS BEEN HAPPENING

EVEN IN HOMES.

SO WE'RE SEEING PEOPLE

REALLY START TO SEE GOD'S

FACE FOR THEIR COUNTRY.

AND THE PRAYERS ARE

INTENSIFIED, AND FILLED WITH

FAITH AND PASSION, BIG

PRAYERS.

EACH ONE OF US HASç Aç ROLE

TO ASK GOD WHAT WE ASK IN

THE LORD'S PRAYER, LET YOUR

WILL BE DONE AS IT IS IN

HEAVEN ON EARTH.

I JUST WANT TO ENCOURAGE OUR

DEBROTHERDEAR BROTHERS AND

SISTERS AROUND THE WORLD TO

CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR OUR

COUNTRY.

DESPITE ALL OF THE

DEMOGRAPHICS, THE

DESTRUCTION, ALL OF THEç WARS

ANDç WHATEVER IS HAPPENING,

GOD HAS THE FINAL WORD.

Reporter: THESE ARE THE

LANDS OF THE BIBLE, THE LAND

OF NINEVEH AND THE PROPHET

JOHNH. JONAH.

AND IN ISAIAH 19 IT SAYS:

ASSYRIA IS THE WORK OF MY

HANDS."

AND IRAQI CHRISTIANS ARE

SENDING OUT AN URGENT PRAYER

REQUEST TO CHRISTIANS AROUND-,!

PEACE WILL COME TO THESE

LANDS.

CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS IN

KURDISH, IRAQ.

George: IN OTHER NEWS,

ISLAMIC MILITANTS FROM

SOMALIA MASSACRE DOZENS OF

PEOPLE IN TWO NIGHTS OF

HORROR AT A COASTAL RESORT

IN KENYA.

THE ATTACKERS TARGETED

NON-MUSLIMS.

AT LEAST 48 PEOPLE DIED WHEN

MEN CARRYING AUTOMATIC

WEAPONS ATTACKeDç HOTELS ANDç

A POLICE STATION, AND THEN

SPRAYED THE STREETS WITH

GUNFIRE.

AT ONE HOTEL, THE GUNMEN

FORCED THE WOMEN TO WATCH AS

THEY PULLED THE MEN ASIDE

AND EXECUTED THEM.

ANOTHER NINE PEOPLE DIED IN

A SECOND NIGHT OF ATTACKS.

THE GUNMEN WENT DOOR TO

DOOR, DEMANDING TO KNOW IF

THE MEN INSIDE WERE MUSLIM.

AND IF THEY SPOKE SOMALI.

THEçç SOMALI-BASED TERRORIST

GROUP, al-SHABAAB, HAS

CARRIED OUT BRUTAL ATTACKS

IN KENYA OVER THE YEARS.

BY THE WAY, YOU CAN READ

MORE ABOUT THE PERSECUTED

CHURCH AND HOW TO PRAY FOR

THE MUSLIM WORLD ON OUR

CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS

Facebook PLACE.

BE SURE TO LEAVE YOUR

PRAYERS AND ENCOURAGEMENT

FOR OTHERS TO READ.

GOOD NEWS FOR A CHRISTIAN

EVANGELIST ARRESTED IN

SCOTLAND AFTER BEINGçç ACCUSED

OF HOMOPHOBIC HATE SPEECH.

HE WAS ARRESTED WHILE ON A

ONE-WEEK MISSIONS TRIP.

ONE MONTH LATER, THEY

DROPPED ALL CHARGES.

Reporter: TONY MIANO,

SEEN PREACHING HERE ON THE

STREETS IN LONDON, TOOK

EARLY RETIREMENT TO BECOME A

FULL-TIME PREACHER.

@íDç SCOTLAND POLICE ARRESTED

HIM ON SIMILAR CHARGES,

SAYING HE WAS ACCUSED OF

MAKING HOMOPHOBIC COMMENTS.

THEY ASKED ME WHAT I WAS

PREACHING ABOUT, IF I TALKED

ABOUT HOMOSEXUALITY.

I SAID I DID.

THEY CONTINUED THEIR

INVESTIGATION, AND AT ABOUT

4:20 p.m. I WAS ARRESTED

FOR WHAT THEY TOLD MEçç WAS

HOMOPHOBIC HATE SPEECH.

THEY'RE ARRESTING ME

BECAUSE PEOPLE GET OFFENDED

BY WHAT I SAID.

Reporter: FORTUNATELY,

TONY'S LAWYER SECURED HIS

RELEASE WITH NO CHARGE.

WHAT HE SAID AMAZED ME,

AND I KNEW IT WAS THE HAND

OF GOD.

HE SAID THAT THE INSPECTOR

HAS DECIDED TO RELEASE YOU

WITH NO FURTHER ACTION.

Reporter: IN DGNDEE,ç

SCOTLAND, IT TOOK SEVERAL

MONTHS AFTER HIS ARREST

UNDER HATE CRIME

LEGISLATION, BUT THE POLICE

DROPPED ALL CHARGES AS

WELL.

HE TOLD AUTHORITIES IN

SCOTLAND THEY COULD SEE HIS

PREACHING ON VIDEO TO PROVE

HE HAD DONE NOTHING WRONG,

AND HIS MESSAGE WAS ONE OF

HOPE IN JESUS CHRIST.

MIANO SAYS AFTER WATCHING

THE VIDEO, PROSECUTORS FOUND

NOTHING IN HIS PREACHING

THAT CONSTITUTED HATE

SPEECH.ç!f5"Q)ái MARTIN, CBN NEWS.

George:DENMARK'S

POLICY PASSED A NEW LAW THAT

FORCES THE CHURCHES TO

CONDUCT GAY MARRIAGES IF

ASKED.

THE LOCAL BISHOP MUST MAKE

ARRANGEMENTS FOR FINDING A

REPLACEMENT CHURCH.

DENMARK HAS OFFERED CIVIL

UNIONS TO GAY COUPLES SINCE

1989, AND LEGALIZED GAY

MARRIAGE IN 2012.ç

COMING UP, STANDING UP TO

SEX TRAFFICKERS.

THE CHRISTIAN MINISTRY THAT

IS SAVING VICTIMS AND

WARNING TOURISTS AT THE

WORLD CUP.

çççççççççç

George: AND WELCOME

BACK BACK TO THE BROADCAST.

YOU KNOW THAT THE WORLD CUP

IS UNDER WAY IN BRAZIL, AND

HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF

FOOTBALL FANS FROM ACROSS

THE GLOBE WILL VISIT FOR

IT'THE MONTH-LONG

COMPETITION.çç

SADLY, MANY OF THE TOURISTS

ARE SEX TRAFFICKERS.

BUT "OPERATION BLESSING" IS

ON THE SCENE WORKING TO

FIGHT THIS ABUSE WITH A NEW

DOCUMENTARY.

CHARLENE AARON REPORTS.

Reporter: THE WORLD CUP

IN BRAZIL IS ONE OF THE

BIGGEST SPORTING EVENTS IN

THE WORLD, ATTRACTING MORE

THAN A HALF MILLION FANS.

UNFORTUNATELY, IT IS ALSO A

HUGE MAGNET FOR SEX

TRAFFICKERS, WHO OFTEN

TARGET VULNERABLE CHILDREN.

I USEDç TOç SEEK OUT GIRLS

FROM OUT OF STATE,

GOOD-LOOKING GIRLS.

I WOULD LOOK AT THEIR

FINANCIAL SITUATION THROUGH

PICTURES AND COMMENTS

ONLINE.

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 FILM CITES A GOVERNMENT

REPORT THAT STATESç SOME1ñ CHILDREN AND

ADOLESCENTS DISAPPEAR IN

BRAZIL EVERY YEAR.

15% OF THOSE CASES GO

UNSOLVED.

WE'RE TRYING TO RAISE THE

STIGMA AGAINST THIS AND

EDUCATE THE PEOPLE COMING IN

FOR THE WORLD CUP THAT THIS

ISN'T JUST A SERVICE YOU CAN

BUY WITHOUT CONSEQUENCES.

THAT THESE ARE CHILDREN

TRAPPED IN A HELL.

Reporter: THE FILM IS

TRANSLATED INTO SEVERAL

LANGUAGES,çç AN "OPERATION

BLESSING" VOLUNTEERS ARE

TRAVELLING CROSS-COUNTRY ON

A SPECIAL BUS, SHOWING IT IN

ALL 12 WORLD CUP MAX

CITIES.

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS ALSO

DELIVERING FOOD AND BAGS OF

HOPE TO TRAFFICKING VICTIMS

ON THE STREETS OF BRAZIL.

CHARLENE AARON, CBN NEWS.

George: PART OF THE

WORLD CUP, AND IN FACT OTHERçç

PROFESSIONAL SPORTING

EVENTS, IT IS ABOUT THE

THRILL OF COMPETITION.

IT IS THE COMPETITION FOR

THE PRIZE.

FOR MANY IT SERVES AS AN

INSPIRATION, INCLUDING

CHILDREN WHO COULD USE

SPORTS TO ASPIRE TO HIGHER

GOLDS.

STAN JETER THAT IS HAZ HAS

THIS ONE REPORT.

Reporter: IT IS A

MORNING LIKE$'Y OTHERç IN

ONE OF THE LARGEST SLUMS.

AND THE EAGLES TEAM IS READY

TO PLAY.

BEFORE THE GAME, THEIR COACH

CHALLENGES PLAYERS TO RUN ON

TO THE FIELD AND FIGHT LIKE

DAVID AGAINST GOLIATH.

IT IS A FINAL GAME OF A

CHAMPIONSHIP ORGANIZED BY

CHRISTIAN MINISTRY

CONFESSION.

AFTER THE PRAYER, THE BALL

IS IN PLAY.

AND FOR A TIMEç THESEç YOUNGpk

BRAZILIANS CAN FORGET THE

DAILY RISK THEY FACE, THE

VIOLENCE, DRUG ADDICTION,

AND SEXUAL EXPLOITATION THAT

SURROUNDS THEM.

THIS PROJECT GIVES THESE

KIDS EXTRA MOTIVATION FOR

SURVIVAL.

[SPEAKING A

FOREIGN LANGUAGE]

Through Translator: WE

WORK ON A SERIOUS OF ISSUES

THROUGH THIS SPORT.

THE PROFESSORS THATç WE HAVEç

HERE ARE TRAINED.

THEY'VE TAKEN A NUMBER OF

COURSES AND COME FROM OTHER

COUNTRIES.

SO WE UNDERSTAND IT IS A

TREMENDOUS TOOL FOR

EVANGELISM.

Reporter: COMPASSION

CHOOSES THE NEEDIEST

CHILDREN AND YOUTH AND

OFFERS THEM EDUCATION IN THE

ARTS, LANGUAGES, MUSIC, AND,

OF COURSE, SOCCER.

BUT MORE THAN THAT, IT

OFFERS THEM A MESSAGE OF4LQjBuU

Through Translator:"i

LIKE IT A LOT BECAUSE THEY

TEACH US HOW TO USE

PENCILS.

I LEARNED TO DRAW GEE

GEOMETRIC DESIGNS THAT CAN

TURN INTO OTHER DESIGNS.

Reporter: THEY WANT TO

TURN THESE PEOPLE INTO GOOD

CITIZENS.

WE NOT ONLY GIVE THESE

PEOPLE, WITH ALL OF THEIR

HISTORY, EDUCATION,ç

SPECIALTIES-ç DISCIPLINE, AND

THOSE THINGS, BUT B WE ALSO

PRESENT JESUS CHRIST TO

THEM.

SO THEY WILL KNOW HE I IS

THE ONE WHO WILL HEAL THEIR

WOUNDS, AND SO THEY CAN

BELIEVE THEY CAN LEAVE THIS

REALITY BEHIND.

Reporter: PROJECT

COMPASSION PARTNERS WITH

CBN'S "ORPHANS' PROMISE,"

WHICH IS USING MUSIC AND

OTHER TOOLS TO FIGHTS

AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKINGç

ANDç THE SEXUAL EXPLOITATION

OF CHILDREN.

TODAY THE EAGLES BEAT THEIR

RIVALS.

MORE IMPORTANTLY, THEY'RE

WINNING THE BATTLE AGAINST

EVIL THAT SURROUNDS THEM.

STAN JETER, CBN NEWS.

George: COMING UP, SEE

HOW TECHNOLOGY IS SPEEDING

UP BIBLE TRANSLATION IN

AREAS SO REMOTE THEY'RE NOT

EVEN ON THE MAP.

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George: AND WELCOME

BACK TO THE BROADCAST.

THERE AREç ABOUTç 7,000

LANGUAGES IN THE WORLD.

AND WICKLAND ASSOCIATES IS

WORKING TO TRANSLATE THE

BIBLE INTO EVERY ONE OF

THEM.

AS EPHRAIM GRAHAM REPORTS,

THE MINISTRY IS USING MODERN

TECHNOLOGY TO REACH AREAS SO

REMOTE THEY AREN'T EVEN ON

THE MAP.

Reporter: THE MISSION

IS CLEAR: THE MOMENT YOU

ARRIVE AT WICK LAND'S

HEADQUARTERS, DELIVERING THE

GOSPEL TOç EVERYç NATION,

EVERY TRIBE, AND EVERY

LANGUAGE.

A FRIEND OF MINE SAYS,

WELL, I THINK THAT THEY NEED

TO HEAR FROM GOD IN THE

LANGUAGE IN WHICH THEY SIN.

Reporter: BRUCE SMITH

GUIDES THAT MISSION.

THE REGENT UNIVERSITY

GRADUATE IS PRESIDENT OF

WICKLAND ASSOCIATES.

WHEN THEY'RE PLEADING TO

GOD ABOUT THEIR DESPERATE

SITUATION, ABOUT THEIR

FAMILY, ABOUT THEIR

PHYSICAL, ECONOMIC,

POLITICAL,ç RELIGIOUSç

SITUATION, ABOUT ALL OF

THOSE CIRCUMSTANCES, THEY

PRAY IN THEIR FIRST

LANGUAGE.

AND THEY NEED TO HEAR AN

ANSWER FROM GOD IN THAT SAME

LANGUAGE.

Reporter: WICKLAND

ASSOCIATES SITS HERE ON

TRANSLATION WAY IN ORLANDO,

FLORIDA.

THE ORGANIZATION HAS WORKED

WITH SOME 3,000 VOLUNTEERS

IN SOME 70 COUNTRIES TO

SPEED UP THE PROCESS OF

TRANSLATING THE BIBLE.

MANY OF THOSE COUNTRIES ARE

QUITE DIFFICULT TO REACH.

ç THEç CHALLENGE WE FACE

TODAY IN THE 21st CENTURY

IS THAT ALL OF THE EASY

PLACES ARE FINISHED.

ALL THAT IS LEFT ARE THE

DIFFICULT PLACES.

Reporter: ONE OF THE

BIGGEST CHALLENGES IN THOSE

DIFFICULT PLACES IS RELIABLE

COMMUNICATION.

IT IS A NEED THAT GAVE BIRTH

TO WHAT BRUCE SMITH CALLS

THE BIBLE TRANSLATION

ACCELERATION KIT, ORçç B-TAC.

WE FOUND A WHOLE TOOL OF

TAILTTALENTS, READY,

WILLING, AND ABLE TO BE ABLE

TO TRANSLATE, BUT NOT

KNOWING HOW.

SO I PRETTY QUICKLY HAD A

MANPOWER TREEM THA TEAM

THAT WAS LIKE A DREAM TEAM.

Reporter: THE KIT

INCLUDES A SOLAR PANELçç THAT

GENERATES ELECTRICITY TO

CHARGE A BATTERY, WHICH RUNS

AN INTERNET MODEM, WHICH

CONNECTS TO THE INTERNET BY

SATELLITE.

IN JUST THREE YEARS, THE

KITS HAVE SERVED ABOUT 295

TRANSLATION TEAMS.

SOME OF THE TRANSLATION

TEAMS ARE TELLING US JUST BY

HAVING RELIABLE

COMMUNICATION, THEIR

DOUBLED.

IT IS BECAUSE ALL OF THE

DELAYS THAT WERE INHERENT IN

THE SYSTEM BEFORE, WAITING

FOR ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS,

NOT KNOWING HOW TO PROCEED

FORWARD, AND WAITING TO

TRADE FILES AND GET

RESPONSES BACK -- THOSE

DELAYS ARE NOW GONE.

[YELLING]

Reporter: THERE IS

OFTEN CELEBRATION WHEN THE

KIDS ARRIVE IN THESE REMOTE

PLACEáv

ç THE FIRST TEAM WAS

TEBAKU, AND THE SECOND WAS

KOMWAY.

AND THESE ARE AREAS WHERE

SEMI NOMATIC PEOPLE CAN TAKE

CARE OF ANIMALS AND HAVE

SEASONAL FARMS.

THESE ARE NOT CITIES OF ANY

KIND OF DESCRIPTION AT ALL.

THEY MAY HAVE TELEPHONE

POLES, BUT THE POLESç HAVE Nzç

WIRES ON THEM.

Reporter: VOLUNTEERS

ALSO FIND COMFORT IN THE

CONNECTION.

THEY HAVE THE CAPABILITY

VERY SIMPLY TO CONNECT THAT

COMPUTER AND COMMUNICATE

WITH PEOPLE OUTSIDE OF THEIR

LOCAL AREA IS A HUGE

ENCOURAGEMENT TO THEM.

BECAUSE THESE ARE THE PEOPLE

RISKING THEIR LIVES IN MANY

AREAS, INç AREASç ANTAGONISTIC

TO CHRISTIANS.

Reporter: AND THIS WORK

HELPS TO OPEN A NEW DOOR TO

MISSIONS WORK.

2006, THE FIRST

BABY-BOOMERS STARTED TURNING

60.

THE LAST DON'T TURN 60 UNTIL

2024.

SO RIGHT NOW YEAR IN A

UNIQUE PROVISION, I FEEL, IN

TERMS OF GOD'S PREPARATION

IN THE LIVES OF ALL OF THESE

CHRISTIANS WHO CAN

CONTKUTE TOç MISSIONS AND

CAN CONTRIBUTE TO BIBLE

TRANSLATION IN A WAY TODAY

THAT WASN'T POSSIBLE 20

YEARS AGO.

Reporter: PETER PELONI

IS A RETIRED ENGINEER WHO

HELPS TO ASSEMBLE THE BIBLE

TRANSLATION KITS.

HE AND HIS WIFE HAVE BEEN

VOLUNTEERING HERE AT

WICKLAND FOR THE LAST 25

YEARS.

IT GIVES YOU MUCHç DEEPERç

INSIGHT INTO WHAT IS GOING

ON AROUND THE WORLD.

Reporter: PETER ESCAPES

THE HARSH WINTERS BACK AT

HOME IN PHILADELPHIA AND

LENDS HIS SKILLS TO MISSIONS

WORK IN ORLANDO.

COMING BACK NEXT YEAR?

LORD WILLING.

IT WILL ALL BE DEPENDENT ON

HIM, OUR HEALTH.

Reporter: EPHRAIM

GRAHAM, CBN NEWS, ORLANDO,

FLORIDA.

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George: NOT TOO LONG

AGO PACIFIC AND THE ATUNGAÑ

WASç ROAMIOW THE STREETS OF

RWANDA, DOING ALMOST

ANYTHING TO SURVIVE.

THAT'S WHY IT IS SO

REMARKABLE THAT TODAY HE

SINGS PRAISES TO GOD FOR HIS

GOODNESS.

MILA HAS HIS STORY.

*

YOU ARE PRECIOUS ISç THEç

TUNE THIS BOY AND TWO OTHER

PERFORMER STREET BOYS ARE

SINGING TO GOD TODAY.

THEY HAVE HOPE AND JOY THEY

DIDN'T KNOW EXISTED BACK

WHEN THEY SURVIVED ON THE

STREETS.

PASIFIC NEVER KNEW HIS

FATHER AND HE LOST HIS

MOTHER WHEN HE WAS ONLY

THREE YEARS OLD.

WITH NO ONE TO CARE FOR HIM,

AND NO OPPORTUNITY TO GO TO

SCHOOL, HE STARTED WORKING

AT A VERY YOUNG AGE.

BY THE TIME HEç WAS EIOHU, HE

WAS ON THE STREETS OF

TAGALI, TRYING TO SURVIVE.

HOW DID I GET HERE?

I THOUGHT I WAS HEARING

THINGS.

I THOUGHT THOSE DRUGS WOULD

MAKE ME FREE.

Reporter: HE GOT

ARRESTED AND PUT IN PRISON

WHEN HE WAS ONLY EIGHT YEARS

OLD.

THERE HE WAS BEATENç ANDç

OFTEN WENT DAYS WITHOUT

FOOD.

HE EVENTUALLY ESCAPED AND

WENT BACK TO LIVE ON THE

STREETS WITHOUT MUCH HOPE

FOR A FUTURE.

UNTIL "HOPE FOR LIFE"

MINISTRY WENT TO THE MARKET

WHERE PASIFIC SPENT MOST OF

HIS TIME.

"HOPE FOR LIFE" WAS THERE TO

RESCUE KIDS.

THEYç2ujjz ME.

Reporter: TODAY

PASIFIC'S LIFE IS VERY

DIFFERENT.

FOR THE PAST FIVE YEARS,

"HOPE FOR LIFE" MINISTRY HAS

PROVIDED FOOD, SHELTER,

FORMAL EDUCATION, AND

TRAINING FOR HIS FUTURE

CAREER.

BUT MORE THAN THAT, THE

MINISTRY HAS SHARED GOD'S

LOVE WITH PASIFIC ANDçç HIS

FRIENDS.

I THINK GOD HAS PLANS FOR

ME.

BEFORE COMING HERE, IT WAS

DIFFERENT.

Reporter: PASIFIC AND

TWO OF HIS FRIENDS FORMED A

GOSPEL BAND CALLED "SHINING

HOPE."

THEIR FIRST SONG, "YOU ARE

PRECIOUS," SPEAKS ABOUT THE

JOY OF KNOWING GOD.

CBN NEWS.

George:ç THAT'Sç

AWESOME.

THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF

THE GOSPEL.

FOLKS, THAT'S ALL FOR THIS

WEEK'S EDITION OF CHRISTIAN

WORLD NEWS.

UNTIL NEXT WEEK, GOOD-BYE

AND GOD BLESS YOU.

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