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CBN NewsWatch: July 14, 2014

On CBN Newswatch, July 14: 'We must defend ourselves:' Israeli op continues; Boko Haram leader mocks #BringBackOurGirls; Kerry, Iran envoy meet amid looming nuke deadline; and more. Read Transcript


AND WELCOME TO THIS

EDITION OF CBN NEWS WATCH.

I'M EFREM GRAHAM.

TODAY ON THE BROADCAST, SHE

WAS THREATENED WITH A

LAWSUIT AND A BIG FINE FOR

TALKING ABOUT JESUS IN

PUBLIC.

FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED WHEN

SHE STOOD UP FOR HER FAITH.

FIRST WE GO TO THE CBN NEWS

ROOM FOR THE LATEST UPDATES

ON TODAY'S NEWS.

THANKS, EFREM.

THE SENATE HELD A HEARING ON

THE MOST RADICAL ABORTION

BILL EVER CONSIDERED BY

CONGRESS.

THE BILL'S SPONSORS SAY

THEY'RE TRYING TO UNDO A

RASH OF STATE LAWS MEANT TO

RESTRICT ABORTION.

BUT OPPONENTS WARN IT IS A

SERIOUS ATTACK ON STATES'

RIGHTS AND MAKES THE

SO-CALLED RIGHT TO ABORTION

ALMOST SACRED.

IT IS A BILL THAT THEY

WARN WILL GUT ALMOST EVERY

MEANINGFUL RESTRICTION ON

ABORTION.

THE BILL WOULD LITERALLY

UNDERTURN HUNDREDS OF

PRO-LIFE LAWS ACROSS THE

COUNTRY, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT

LAWS TO END SEX-SELECTION

ABORTION, ABORTION ON BABIES

THAT ARE MORE THAN FIVE

MONTHS OLD AND CAPABLE OF

FEELING PAIN.

Reporter: WHY WOULD

DEMOCRAT LAWMAKERS PUSH SUCH

A BILL IN A COUNTRY THAT

POLLS SUGGEST IS BECOMING

INCREASINGLY PRO-LIFE.

IT MIGHT BE THEY'RE LOOKING

TO THE NOVEMBER 2014

ELECTIONS AND THE FACT THEY

MAY LOOSE CONTROL OF THE

SENATE.

THEY COULD SEE THIS AS A

LAST CHANCE TO PASS ANY

SERIOUS LIBERAL

LEGISLATION.

AND CO-SPONSORS OF THIS BILL

SAY IT IS NEEDED TO

COUNTER-ACT WHAT THEY LABEL

UNDERHANDED LAWS, WHICH THEY

SAY ARE ACTUALLY AIMED AT

CURBING ABORTIONS.

STATES ACROSS THIS

COUNTRY HAVE ENACTED A TOTAL

OF 205 PROVISIONS THAT

RESTRICT WOMEN'S ACCESS TO

SAFE ABORTION SERVICES.

THESE OBSTACLES HAVE PUT

MANY WOMEN IN DESPERATE

CIRCUMSTANCES, SOME OF WHICH

MAY VERY WELL ENDANGER THEIR

LIVES.

WE NEED LAWS THAT PUT

WOMEN'S HEALTH AND SAFETY

FIRST, NOT POLITICS.

200 OF THESE UNDERHANDED

LAWS HAVE BEEN PASSED.

AND IT IS NOT RIGHT THAT

WOMEN SHOULD HAVE TO GO TO

COURT, YEAR AFTER YEAR AFTER

YEAR TO GET THE MEDICAL

SERVICES THAT THE

CONSTITUTION GUARANTEES

THEM.

Reporter: BUT SOME

TESTIFYING AT THIS HEARING

SAY THE BILL IS ACTUALLY AN

UNCONSTITUTIONAL ATTACK ON

THE STATES.

ESSENTIALLY THIS LAW GUTS

STATES' RIGHTS WITH RESPECT

TO ABORTION AND CREATES

ABORTION AS A SPECIAL

PROTECTED CLASS OF PROCEDURE

AND ABORTION PROVIDERS AS A

SPECIAL PROTECTED CLASS OF

PROVIDERS.

Reporter: AND

REPRESENTATIVE MARSHA

BLACKBURN WARNED DEMOCRATS

THEY'RE RISKING THE WRATH OF

VOTERS BY APPEARING SO

ENAMOURED OF ABORTION

RIGHTS.

MANY OF YOUR CONSTITUENTS

SEE THIS IS OUT OF TOUCH

WITH THE CONSENSUS OPINION

IN THIS COUNTRY.

PUBLIC OPINION POLLS SHOW

TIME AND AGAIN THAT THE

AMERICAN PEOPLE SUPPORT

LIMITS ON ABORTION.

Reporter: PAUL STRAND,

CBN NEWS, CAPITOL HILL.

CAROL TOBIAS WAS AT THAT

SENATE HEARING, AND SHE IS

WITH THE NATIONAL RIGHT TO

LIFE.

CAROL, YOU ACTUALLY GOT TO

TESTIFY AT THE HEARING

TODAY.

WHAT DID YOU TELL SENATORS?

I LAID OUT FOR THE SENATE

JUDICIARY COMMITTEE WHAT THE

PROBLEMS IS WITH THIS BILL.

THEY CALL IT THE WOMEN'S

HEALTH PROTECTION ACT, BUT A

MORE ACCURATE NAME WOULD BE

"ABORTION WITHOUT LIMITS

UNTIL BIRTH ACT," BECAUSE

THAT'S REALLY WHAT IT WOULD

DO.

I LAID OUT ALL OF THE

PROBLEMS WITH THIS BILL, AND

ALL OF THE LAWS IT WOULD

WIPE OUT THAT HAVE BEEN

ENACTED BY ELECTED OFFICIALS

IN THE STATE LEGISLATURES.

Reporter: ABORTION

WITHOUT LIMITS UNTIL BIRTH?

CAN YOU ELABORATE ON THAT.

THIS BILL WOULD SET UP A

PROCESS THAT ANY LAW

SPECIFIIALLY TARGETED

TOWARDS ABORTION WOULD BE

INVALID.

IF IT IMPOSED ANY KIND OF

RESTRICTION OR LIMIT THAT

WOULD INDUCE ACTION TO

ABORTION, IT WOULD LIMIT.

THEY HAVE IT LAID OUT SO

EVEN THE ABORTIONIST WOULD

DETERMINE SOME OF THE

PROVISIONS THAT WOULD NOT BE

ALLOWED.

SO THIS BILL WOULD WIPE OUT

CONSCIENCE CLAUSES, ALLOWING

MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS TO

REFUSE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE

ABORTION PROCESS.

IT WOULD WIPE OUT CONSENSUS

PROVISIONS, SO WOMEN WOULD

NOT HAVE TO BE GIVEN

INFORMATION ABOUT THE

ABORTION PROCESS AND

ALTERNATIVES THAT ARE

AVAILABLE, ALONG WITH THE

RISKS THAT WOULD ACCOMPANY

THE PROCEDURE.

IT WOULD WIPE OUT BANS ON

ABORTIONS AFTER VIABILITY.

10 STATES HAVE PASSED THE

LAW, THE "UNBORN CHILD

PROTECTION ACT, ACT,"

SAYING THAT ONCE THE CHILD

CAN FEEL PAIN, THE ABORTION

WOULD NOT BE ALLOWED.

THIS BILL WOULD WIPE ALL

THAT OUT.

AND IT WOULD BE THE ABORTION

INDUSTRY SELF-REGULATEING

ITSELF.

WHAT ARE THE CHANCES OF

THIS THING PASSING?

WE DON'T KNOW IF IT WOULD

PASS IN THE SENATE, BUT WE

CHALLENGED THE JUDICIARY

COMMITTEE.

THE CHAIRMAN WHO CHAIRED THE

COMMITTEE HEARING -- WE

CHALLENGED HIM TO ACTUALLY

BRING THIS BILL TO THE FLOOR

FOR A VOTE.

HOW CAN VIEWERS MAKE

THEIR VOICES HEARD ON THIS

ISSUE?

WELL, THEY CAN CERTAINLY

CONTACT THEIR SENATORS AND

ENCOURAGE A VOTE ON THIS

BILL, LETTING THEM KNOW THEY

OPPOSE IT.

IT IS S1696, THE SO-CALLED

WOMEN'S PROTECTION ACT.

THEY CAN DO IT THROUGH OUR

WEBSITE, NLC.ORG.

AND THEY CAN SEND A LITTLE

NOTE TO THEIR SENATORS,

LETTING THEM KNOW THEY

OPPOSE THE BILL AND THEY

WOULD LIKE TO HAVE IT VOTED

ON.

AND TELLING FRIENDS AND

FAMILY WHAT THIS BILL WOULD

DO.

CAROL TOBIAS WITH THE

NATIONAL RIGHT TO LIFE.

THANKS FOR YOUR TIME,

CAROL.

OVERSEAS NOW, ISRAEL

ACCEPTED A CEASE-FIRE

PROPOSAL TODAY, HOPING TO

END THE ESCALATING VIOLENCE

IN THE MIDDLE EAST.

AS CHRIS MITCHELL REPORTS,

HAMAS HAD A DIFFERENT

RESPONSE AND IT IS UNCERTAIN

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT.

Reporter: HAMAS

CONTINUED ITS ROCKET FIRE

AFTER IT REJECTED THE

EGYPTIAN CEASE-FIRE

PROPOSAL.

AFTER SIX HOURS OF ATTACKS,

ISRAEL RENEWED ITS AIR

STRIKES AGAINST THE GROUP.

A FORMER HIGH RANKING

OFFICIAL TOLD CBN NEWS THAT

THE CEASE-FIRE PROPOSAL

BACKS HAMAS INTO A CORNER.

IF THEY REJECT THIS, THEN

ISRAEL WILL BE ABLE TO RENEW

ITS MILITARY OPERATION WITH

THE BACKING OF THE

INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY.

NOW, IF HAMAS REJECTS THE

EGYPTIAN PROPOSAL, IF HAMAS

CONTINUES TO SHOOT ROCKETS

AT ISRAELI CITIES, WE ARE

PREPARED TO CONTINUE THE

MILITARY OPERATION AND TO

INTENSIFY IT AS NEED BE TO

PROTECT OUR PEOPLE.

Reporter:

DIPLOMATICALLY, IT ALSO PITS

HAMAS AGAINST OTHER PLAYERS,

LIKE EGYPT, SAUDI ARABIA,

AND THE U.S.

HAMAS HAS SUSTAINED A

SIGNIFICANT BLOW AND FAILED

IN ALMOST ALL OF ITS

OBJECTIVES, IN LARGE PART

DUE TO THE EFFECTIVENESS OF

THE DOME SYSTEM.

EVERY TIME THEY ARE

LAUNCHING ROCKETS, THEY ARE

MEETING A BRICK WALL CALLED

THE IRON DOME.

Reporter: YET HAMAS

SEEKS TO WIN ON ANOTHER

BATTLEFIELD.

HAMAS VIEWS JOURNALISM AS

WAR.

Reporter: DAN GORDON IS

A HOLLYWOOD SCREEN WRITER,

AND HE SAYS HAMAS MAY HAVE

LOST ON THE BATTLEFIELD BUT

DOES MUCH BETTER ON THE

WORLD STAGE.

THE OTHER PART, HOWEVER,

OF THEIR CAMPAIGN IS WORLD

OPINION.

AND IT IS REALLY QUITE

INSIDIOUS.

IT IS TO ENGAGE IN ACTIVE

TERROR WHILE CLAIMING THE

MANTEL OF VICTIMHOOD.

THE OBJECT OF THAT IS TO

TURN WORLD OPINION SO THAT

EVEN THOUGH THEY'RE LOSING

MILITARILY, WORLD OPINION

WILL SAY, WE REALLY HAVE TO

STOP THE ISRAELIS FROM

COMMITTING THESE HORRIBLE

ACTS OF BARBERISM AGAINST

THE PEACE-LOVING HAMAS.

AND THAT, UNFORTUNATELY,

SEGMENTS OF THE MEDIA

ACTUALLY UNWITTINGLY ACT AS

ENABLERS.

Reporter: AND NOW HAMAS

WILL HAVE TO ACT IN THE

ARENA, AND WITH THE PEACE

OFFER ON THE TABLE, IT WILL

PUT MORE POLITICAL PRESSURE

ON HAMAS TO ACCEPT THE

PROPOSAL.

CLIT MICHOACAN, CBCHRIS

MITCHELL, CBN NEWS.

Mark: ONE OF THE

WHISTLE-BLOWERS SAYS IT IS

MOVING TOWARDS WATCHING

EVERYONE.

THE LONDON GUARDIAN REPORTS

THAT WILLIAM BENNY TOLD A

CONFERENCE IN LONDON,

QUOTE,"THE ULTIMATE GOAL OF

THE N.S.A. IS TOTAL

POPULATION CONTROL."

HE SAYS THE N.S.A. IS

RECORDING ABOUT 80% OF

CALLS, AND MANY EMPLOYEES

SAY THEY ARE DISGUSTED BY

THE AGENCY IS DOING.

FORMER TALIBAN PRISONER

SERGEANT BO BOWE BERGDAHL

HAS RETURNED TO WORK IN THE

MILITARY.

THE ARMY ANNOUNCED BERGDAHL

HAS BEEN ASSIGNED TO A DESK

JOB ON AT SAME BASE IN TEXAS

WHERE HE HAS BEEN

RECUPERATING FROM HIS FIVE

YEARS OF TALIBAN ACTIVITY.

THE GOVERNMENT HAS CONCLUDED

HE DID NOT ENGAGE IN ANY

CRIMINAL CONTACT WHILE HE

WAS A PRISONER, BUT THE

MILITARY IS STILL

INVESTIGATING IF HE DESERTED

HIS POST.

THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND HAS

VOTED TO ALLOW WOMEN TO

BECOME BISHOPS, ENDING ONE

OF ITS LONGEST AND MOST

DEVISIVE DISPUTES.

THE CHURCH'S NATIONAL

ASSEMBLY APPROVED THE STEP.

THE ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY

SAYS THE CHANGE MARKS THE

COMPLETION OF A PROCESS THAT

STARTED MORE THAN TWO

DECADES AGO WITH THE

ORDINATION OF WOMEN AS

PRIESTS.

AN ATHEIST IS SAID TO

DELIVER THE INVOCATION IN A

U.S. TOWN THAT WON A SUPREME

COURT BATTLE FOR THE RIGHT

TO BEGIN MEETINGS IN

PRAYER.

THE TOWN OF GREECE, NEW

YORK, SAID ANYONE IS WELCOME

TO GIVE THE IN VOTATION.

VO-- INVOCATION.

THEY RULED THEY COULD DO IT

AS LONG AS THEY DID NOT

BELITTLE NON-CHRISTIANS OR

TRY TO CONVERT THEM.

COMING UP, THE UNBELIEVABLE

STORY OF ONE COUNTY

COMMISSIONER WHO STOOD UP

FOR HER FAITH IN JESUS

CHRIST.

Efrem: A SCHOOL

DISTRICT IN CALIFORNIA IS

STANDING BY ITS DECISION TO

BAN ANY REFERENCE TO GOD OR

JESUS IN A HIGH SCHOOL

GRADUATION SPEECH.

BROOKS THANKED JESUS IN HIS

SPEECH LAST MONTH, EVEN

THOUGH SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS

HAD TAKEN OUT REFERENCE TO

JESUS AND THE CHRISTIAN

FAITH IN THREE PREVIOUS

VERSIONS OF HIS SPEECH.

FOX NEWS REPORTS ATTORNEYS

FOR THE SCHOOL DISTRICT ARE

DEFENDING ITS RIGHT TO

CENSOR GRADUATION SPEECHES

AND BAN ANY SPEECH THAT

REFERS TO GOD OR JESUS.

THE LETTER SAYS, QUOTE,"IT

IS WELL-ESTABLISHED IN THE

NINTH CIRCUIT AND CALIFORNIA

THAT A PUBLIC SCHOOL

AUDITORIUM HAS NO

CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO LEAD

A PRAYER OR INCLUDE

SECTARIAN OR PROSELYTIZING

CONTENT IN HIS OR HER

GRADUATION SPEECH."

SHE WAS WILLING TO GO TO

JAIL FOR PRAYING IN THE NAME

OF JESUS AS A PUBLIC

OFFICIAL.

AND NOW WHERE DID THIS

HAPPEN?

IRAN, NORTH KOREA?

NOT AT ALL.

RIGHT HERE IN THE UNITED

STATES.

JOHN JESSUP HAS MORE.

Reporter: ROBIN FRASER,

A TWO-TERM COUNTY OFFICIAL

IN MARYLAND ISN'T SHY ABOUT

HER CHRISTIAN FAITH.

IT IS WHAT ALMOST LANDED

THIS GRANDDAUGHTER OF A

METHOD MINISTER ON THE WRONG

SIDE OF THE LAW EARLIER THIS

YEAR.

THINKING OF WHAT JESUS

DID FOR ME ON THE CROSS, I

WOULD NOT SAY HIS NAME

BECAUSE I MIGHT GO TO JAIL.

I DON'T THINK SO.

I JUST COULDN'T DO THAT.

Reporter: ROBIN FRASER

CALLS CAROLLE COUNTY HOME, A

PLACE SHE GREW UP.

SIMILARLY, SHE IS NO

STRANGER TO LOCAL POLITICS.

SHE HAS WORKED FOR THE STATE

OF MARYLAND.

BUT IT WAS HER SECOND STINT

AS A COUNTY COMMISSIONER

THAT GOT HER CAUGHT UP IN

CONTROVERSY.

A PRAYER SHOWDOWN IN

CARROLL COUNTY.

PRAY OR PREACHING?

THAT'S THE SUBJECT OF A

FEDERAL LAWSUIT, PRAYERS

OFFERED BY CARROLL COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AT THE PUBLIC

MEETINGS.

Reporter: SHE DEFIED AN

ORDER THAT BANNED

COMMISSIONERS FROM OPENING

THEIR MEETINGS WITH PRAYERS

TO JESUS, WHICH THEY HAD

DONE SINCE STARTING.

IT IS AN INFRINGEMENT OF

MY RIGHT OF FREE SPEECH, AND

I THINK IT IS A WRONG

RULING.

BUT OUT OF RESPECT FOR MY

COLLEAGUES, I'M NOT SURE HOW

STRONGLY THEY FEEL ABOUT IT,

BUT I'M WILLING TO GO TO

JAIL.

Reporter: SHE MADE THAT

STATEMENT AND RECITED A

PRAYER THAT SOME ATTRIBUTE

TO GEORGE WASHINGTON, THE

DAY AFTER THE BAN CAME DOWN,

WHICH HAPPENED TO BE HER

TURN TO LEAD IN PRAYER.

I DIDN'T WANT TO BE

DEFIEP DEFIANT TO THE

JUDGE.

BUT THE MORE I THOUGHT ABOUT

IT, THE MORE IT MADE ME

ANGRY, THAT WE WOULD BE TOLD

NOT ONLY THAT WE COULDN'T

PRAY TO WHO WE WANTED TO,

BUT THAT WE COULDN'T USE

CERTAIN WORDS.

Reporter: FRASER SAYS

ULTIMATELY IT WAS AN EASY

STAND TO MAKE, EVEN THOUGH

SHE AND THE COMMISSION WERE

IN THE MIDDLE OF A LAWSUIT

WITH A POSSIBILITY OF TENS

OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN

FINES.

THE CHALLENGE CAME FROM A

GROUP OF RESIDENTS WHO SAID

THE PRAYERS WERE DEVISIVE,

BUT FRASER SAYS THAT WAS

NEVER THE INTENT.

SHE CONTENDS THE COMMISSION

WANTED TO BE RESPECTFUL OF

OTHERS BUT REMAIN TRUE TO

THEIR CONVICTIONS.

THE IDEA OF INVITING

PEOPLE TO PRAY WITH US, WE

SAID WE WOULDN'T DO THAT.

IT WOULD JUST BE THE BOARD.

SO, YEAH, WE KIND OF LOOKED

AT THE LAW AND TRIED TO BE

WITHIN IT BUT STILL ASK FOR

WISDOM AND GUIDANCE AS WE

CONDUCTED OUR BUSINESS.

Reporter: STILL, THE

PLAINTIFFS SAY THEY FELT THE

PRAYER POLICY WAS COERCIVE

AND INSULTING;

I REACHED THE POINT, AS

OTHERS HAVE, WHERE YOU GET

TIRED OF GOING TO THE

MEETINGS AND BEING THE

EXCLUDED CLASS.

Reporter: FRASER IS

HOPE HE IS ON THE WINNING

SIDE AFTER THE SUPREME COURT

RULED IN FAVOR OF PRAYERS

EARLIER THIS YEAR.

I GUESS IT MOTIVATES ME

TO STAND UP FOR THE LORD

BECAUSE WE WILL NOT BE

AMERICA IF WE PUSH GOD OUT.

ALL OF THESE THINGS ARE TO

TRY AND LIMIT RELIGION.

Reporter: WHILE SHE HAS

RECEIVED PLENTY OF SUPPORT

FOR TAKING A STAND FOR JUDEO

CHRISTIAN VALUES, SHE HAS

ALSO FACED A LOT OF

BACKLASH, WITH SOME EVEN

SUGGESTING THIS WAS ALL A

STUNT TO SWAY VOTERS FOR

THEIR SUPPORT.

THAT WAS THE FURTHEST

THING FROM MY MIND, JUST

LIKE EVERY OTHER ISSUE.

I EVEN TRIED HARD NOT TO

POLITICIZE IT, WHICH IS ONE

OF THE REASONS I'M HAVING

THIS INTERVIEW NOW AND NOT

BEFORE THE ELECTION, BECAUSE

I DIDN'T EVEN WANT TO GIVE

THE IMPRESSION THAT I WAS

TRYING TO DO THAT.

BECAUSE THIS WASN'T ABOUT

THAT AT ALL.

Reporter: AND FOR THOSE

WHO KNOW HER BEST, LIKE LONG

TIME FRIEND AND LAWYER BOB

LENNON, THEY SAY ROBIN

FRASER IS AS GENUINE AS THEY

COME.

SHE IS AN AMAZING

PERSON.

SHE DOESN'T HAVE AN EGO.

SHE IS JUST A GENUINELY GOOD

PERSON.

AND SHE'S EXACTLY WHAT A

PUBLIC SERVANT SHOULD BE.

SHE IS THERE TO SERVE AND

HELP PEOPLE.

Reporter: IN JUNE'S

MARYLAND'S PRIMARIES, FRASER

LOST TO A FELLOW

REPUBLICAN.

SHE CONCEDES POSSIBLY IN

PART BECAUSE OF THE BATTLE

OVER PRAYER.

UNPHASED, SHE SAYS SHE

WOULDN'T CHANGE A THING, AND

IS PROUD OF HER POLITICAL

RECORD AND THE STAND SHE

MADE FOR HER CHRISTIAN

FAITH.

IT WAS MUCH, MUCH BIGGER

THAN ME.

AND IT MADE ME KNOW THAT I

WAS IN THE RIGHT PLACE AT

THE RIGHT TIME TO BE USED OF

GOD.

AND MAYBE THAT WAS THE FULL

PURPOSE I WAS IN HERE THIS

FOUR YEARS.

Reporter: JOHN JESSUP,

CBN NEWS, WESTMINISTER,

MARYLAND.

Efrem: UP NEXT, HE LOST

HIS HOME AND HIS FAMILY WHEN

HE WAS JUST 13, BUT HE NEVER

LOST HIS FAITH.

HOW THIS MAN SURVIVED LIFE

ON THE STREETS TO BECOME AN

EVANGELIST TO THE NATION.

Efrem: TERICKA WAS JUST

13 WHEN HIS FATHER KICKED

HIM OUT OF THE HOUSE FOR

BECOMING A CHRISTIAN.

HE WAS FORCED TO LIVE ON THE

STREETS OF ETHIOPIA, BUT HE

NEVER GAVE UP HOPE THAT GOD

HAD A PLAN FOR HIS LIFE.

SINCE THEN, HE HAS TAKEN THE

GOSPEL MESSAGE FROM ETHIOPIA

TO ZIMBABWE.

OUR GARY LANE SAT DOWN WITH

TERICKA TO HEAR HIS AMAZING

STORY OF LOVE, FORGIVENESS,

AND PURPOSE.

Reporter: WHEN YOU WERE

YOUNG, YOU WERE INTRODUCED

TO CHRIST.

HOW DID THAT HAPPEN?

I WAS IS SEARCHING FOR

LOVE AT AGE 13.

MY OLDER BROTHER, HE SHARED

CHRIST WITH ME.

AND WHEN HE TOLD ME ABOUT

CHRIST, THAT JESUS LOVES

PEOPLE, JUST AT THAT TIME, I

GAVE MY LIFE TO CHRIST.

AND THEN FOR THE FIRST TIME

I KNEW SOMEONE WHO COULD

LOVE ME.

AND THEN MY DAD SAID,

TERRICKA, I GIVE YOU CHOICE

BETWEEN JESUS AND YOUR

FAMILY.

I SAID, DAD, I CHOOSE

JESUS.

WHEN I SAID THAT, MY DAD

BEAT ME UP.

MY SIBLINGS, THEY CHEERED

HIM.

SAYING, DAD, DO IT, KILL

HIM.

AT THAT MOMENT, HE EVEN CUT

MY FACE WITH HIS TEETH AND

MY BLOODSHED.

THAT NIGHT HE SOLD ME ON THE

STREETS.

SO FROM THAT DAY, FOR THE

NEXT SIX YEARS, I LIVED ON

MY OWN, MOSTLY ON THE

STREET, AND LIFE WAS VERY

HARD.

AND THEN THE LORD SAID AFTER

THAT, I WILL HEAL YOU FROM

THIS ASTHMA.

ONE DAY AS I WAS WORKING IN

THE KITCHEN, I GOT

SUFFOCATED, AND I THOUGHT

THAT DAY I WAS GOING TO

DIE.

AND AS I WAS CRYING, I HEARD

THE SILENT AND QUIET VOICE

OF THE LORD, FLOWING DOWN

INTO MY HEART.

I COULD HEAR IT INSIDE.

AND GOD SAID TO ME,

TERRICKA, MY SON, DON'T

CRY.

HE SAID, I WILL TAKE YOU TO

UNIVERSITY, AND THEN YOU'LL

GET YOUR DEGREE, AND THEN

YOU PUT DOWN YOUR DEGREE AND

MOVE ON TO SHARE MY GOSPEL

ALL OVER THE WORLD, IN THE

LANGUAGE YOU HAVE NEVER

SPOKEN.

AND THE LORD SAID AFTER

THAT, I WILL HEAL YOU FROM

THIS ASTHMA.

AFTER SIX YEARS OF

SEPARATION, ONE DAY MY DAD

SHOWED UP AT MY HIGH

SCHOOL.

AND THE FIRST QUESTION HE

ASKED ME, HE SAID IS THIS

REAL OR IS THIS A GHOST.

I SAID, DAD, YOU REMEMBER

SIX YEARS AGO, WHEN YOU

KICKED ME OUT OF YOUR HOME,

YOU SAID YOUR JESUS NEVER

CAME FOR YOU, AND YOU WILL

BE REJECTED, AND YOU LEFT ME

TO THIS.

BUT JESUS BECAME MY DAD.

JESUS BECAME MY MOM.

JESUS BECAME MY SISTER, MY

BROTHER.

JESUS BECAME EVERYTHING I

NEEDED IN LIFE.

WHEN I SAID THAT, MY DAD, HE

SHED HIS TEARS.

AND THEN HE SAID, SON, WOULD

YOU PLEASE FORGIVE ME?

AND THEN I FORGIVE HIM, AND

HE HUGGED ME AND KISSED ME.

AND THEN HE SAID, SON, I

LOVE YOU.

THAT WAS THE SWEETEST MOMENT

IN MY LIFE.

AND THEN AFTER THAT, HE

INVITED ME BACK HOME.

AND THEN I WENT BACK HOME.

AND WHEN MY BROTHERS AND

SISTERS SAW ME ALIVE, THAT

DAY THEY GAVE THEIR LIFE TO

CHRIST.

IN MY HOME TOWN, JESUS WAS

NAMED AFTER MY NAME.

PEOPLE SAID, JESUS OF

TERRICKA.

AND FROM THERE, THEY SENT ME

TO UGANDA TO DO MY TRAINING

THERE.

AND THEN I CAME BACK TO

MINISTRY IN ETHIOPIA.

AND EIGHT YEARS LATER, WHEN

I WAS ASKED NOW TO MOVE TO

ZIMBABWE WITH MY WIFE, THOSE

STUDENTS MULTIPLIED AND HAVE

GROWN INTO 7,300.

AND THEN STAFF IN ZIMBABWE,

THEY PRAYED EVERY YEAR.

IT WAS AMAZING FOR ME TO SEE

PEOPLE PRAYING FOR 40 DAYS.

IN 2012 ALONE, 398 CHURCHES

HAVE BEEN PLANTED IN

ZIMBABWE.

Reporter: WHAT SHOULD

WE PRAY, NOT ONLY OR

ETHIOPIA AND ZIMBABWE, BUT

OTHER PARTS OF AFRICA?

WHAT DO YOU RECOMMEND?

I WOULD SAY JUST PRAY FOR

A SPIRITUAL REVIVAL.

WE NEED GOD'S POWER MOVING

EXTRAORDINARILY AND SUPER

NATURALLY.

AND THEN WE'VE GOT A LOT OF

CHALLENGE.

ISLAM IS COMING TO OUR

REGIONS.

IT IS THERE.

AND WHEN INVESTIGATORS COME,

THEY COME WITH THEIR

MOSQUE.

PRAY ALL OF OUR MUSLIM

BROTHERS AND SISTERS, THAT

THEY KNOW CHRIST.

PRAY THAT JESUS CHRIST WILL

BE THE FOCUS OF AFRICAN

PEOPLE.

PRAY ALSO FOR AFRICAN

CHURCHES AND PASTORS AND

LEADERS TO COME TOGETHER AND

THEN SAY, THIS IS OUR TIME.

LET'S GET UP AND LET'S SEND

MISSIONARIES ALL OVER.

I HEAR A LOT, PEOPLE SAYING

THIS IS AFRICA'S TIME.

BUT I REALLY WANT TO SEE

AFRICA BEGIN TO SEND

MISSIONARIES INTO OTHER

PARTS OF THE WORLD.

THE UNITED STATES, EUROPE

HAVE SENT MISSIONARIES TO

AFRICA.

BUT NOW WE BELIEVE IT IS NOW

AFRICA'S TIME TO SEND

MISSIONARIES TO ALL OVER.

WE HAVE A VISION OF OVER

100,000 AFRICAN MISSIONARIES

TO GO ALL OVER.

SO PRAY FOR THAT.

Reporter: OKAY.

WE WILL.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU.

Reporter: WE APPRECIATE

IT.

THANK YOU.

CBN'S "ORPHANS' PROMISE" IS

HELPING NEEDY FAMILIES

THROUGH THE SEED PROGRAM IN

UKRAINE.

THIS SEASON 14 VILLAGES ARE

PARTICIPATING.

13 HECTARES OF LAND ARE USED

TO HELP 236 NEEDY FAMILIES.

EVEN CHILDREN PITCH IN TO

HELP WITH PLANTING CROPS AND

COLLECTING EGGS.

LIFE GOES ON AS NORMAL IN

THIS AREA, WITH EXPECTATIONS

OF THE LARGEST HARVEST EVER

THIS YEAR.

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