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Rescued From a War Zone

As the conflict increases in Eastern Ukraine, orphans and their caregivers are caught in the terrifying crossfire. See how you helped them escape. Read Transcript


Reporter: THIS BUILDING

IN SLOVENSK IS AN

ORPHANAGE.

ONCE IT WAS FILLED WITH

CHILDREN.

TODAY IT IS EERILY QUIET,

WITH POT MARKS, BURNED OUT

WALLS, AND FLOORS STREWN

WITH DEBRIS.

Through Translator:

EVERYBODY SHOOTS.

A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE DIED IN

THE CITY.

THERE WAS A LOT OF BLOOD,

AND IT WAS VERY, VERY

SCARY.

Reporter: THE CHILDREN

DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY THE

MASKED MEN IN GREEN CAME

WITH GUNS AND GRENADES.

ALL THEY KNOW IS THAT THEY

ARE TERRIFIED.

MY 5-YEAR-OLD CHILD BEGAN

TO SCREAM AND PRAY, MOMMY,

ONLY GOD CAN HELP US.

GOD, PROTECT US, PLEASE.

Reporter: WHEN THE

INSURGENTS SWARMED THE CITY,

THIS ORPHANAGE, PARTIALLY

SUPPORTED BY CBN'S "ORPHANS'

PROMISE" BECAME A TARGET.

THE CHILDREN INSIDE,

POTENTIAL HUMAN SHIELDS.

THAT'S WHEN "ORPHANS'

PROMISE," IN PARTNERSHIP

WITH "THE MINISTER OF

JEREMIAH'S HOPE" WENT TO

ACTION.

VEHICLES IMMOBILIZED.

FOOD AND EXPIE SUPPLIES

WERE PACKED.

17 CHILDREN WERE PACKED INTO

THE VEHICLES.

WITH EVERYONE SAFELY ON

BOARD, THE DANGEROUS RESCUE

MISSION BEGANMENT.

> BEGAN.

THANKFULLY THAT RESCUE

MISSION BEGAN BECAUSE DAYS

AFTER, THE RUSSIAN

SEPARATISTS TOOK OVER THE

CHILDREN'S HOME, AND THERE

WAS FIGHTING GOING ON AND

WINDOWS WERE SHOT OUT.

WE WERE SCARED WHEN WE

WENT TO THE CHECK-POINT.

THEY WERE FIRING AT CARS.

THIS WAS THE FIRST

CHECK-POINT, AND THEN THE

SECOND AND THIRD, AND THEN

FREEDOM.

EVERYONE SHOUTED, HURRAY!

Reporter: 12 HOURS

LATER, THE REFUGEES ARRIVED

SAFELY AT THEIR TEMPORARY

HOME.

AFTER A GREAT MEAL AND A

NAP, THE REFUGEES RECEIVED

SOME UNEXPECTED VISITORS.

GIZMO AND THE STAFF OF CBN

ARRIVED FOR AN AFTERNOON OF

FUN, GAMES, AND WHAT ELSE?

BRAND NEW "SUPERBOOK"

EPISODES.

THE KIDS ENJOYED IT VERY

MUCH.

THEY WERE SINGING SONGS,

DANCING, AND BEING HAPPY.

Reporter: ONE WEEK

LATER, A SIMILAR RESCUE WAS

ORGANIZED TO TRANSPORT THE

ORPHANS OF MARIOPAL OUT OF

THE WAR ZONE.

EVERYTHING HAS BEEN GOOD

SINCE WE LEFT THIS TERRIBLE

WAR.

Reporter: THE CHILDREN

AND THEIR CARE-GIVERS FROM

SLOVENSK AND MARIOPAL SAY

THANKS TO CBN AND "ORPHANS' PROMISE."

MORE THAN THANK YOU.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR TAKING

SUCH GOOD CARE OF US AND OF

OUR CHILDREN.

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