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On CBN Newswatch, July 22: US, International airlines halt all flights to Israel, Human shields: 'Hamas wants Israel to kill their children'; and Newest citizens defy rockets to make Israel home; and more. Read Transcript


Efrem: AND WELCOME TO

THIS EDITION OF

"NEWSWATCH."

I'M EFREM GRAHAM.

Charlene: AND I'M

CHARLENE AARON.

TODAY ON THE PROGRAM, WHAT

TO DO WHEN TRAGEDY STRIKES.

HOW ONE OF AMERICA'S LEADING

PASTORS IS HELPING PEOPLE

FIND HOME IN LIFE'S MOST

DIFFICULT CIRCUMSTANCES.

FIRST LET'S GO TO THE

LATEST NEWS.

HERE IS MARK MARTIN.

TWO FEDERAL COURTS ISSUED

TO OPPOSITE RULINGS ON THE

SUBSIDY PROVISION IN

OBAMACARE.

AA WASHINGTON, D.C. FEDERAL

COURT RULED THE U.S.

GOVERNMENT IS NOT AUTHORIZED

TO GIVE TAX SUBSIDIES IN THE

36 STATES THAT REFUSE TO SET

UP THEIR OWN STATE OBAMACARE

EXCHANGES.

MEANWHILE A VIRGINIA FEDERAL

COURT RULED THE OPPOSITE.

IT SAID THE I.R.S. CORRECTLY

INTERPRETED THE WILL OF

CONGRESS BY ALLOWING

SUBSIDIES IN ALL 50 STATES.

KERRY SUBARINO WITH THE

JUDICIAL CRISIS NETWORK IS

HERE TO SORT IT ALL OUT.

CAN YOU BREAK DOWN THE TWO

RULINGS FOR US?

SURE.

THE BOTTOM LINE IS THAT THE

AFFORDABLE CARE ACT -- A

HUGE LAW, EVEN NANCY PELOSI

DIDN'T READ IT BEFORE VOTING

ON IT -- IT PROVIDES

SUBSIDIES ESTABLISHED BY A

STATE.

THE BOTTOM LINE IS MANY OF

THE STATES, BECAUSE THEY

DECIDED NOT TO HAVE

EXCHANGES, HAVE THE

EXCHANGES BY THE FEDERAL

GOVERNMENT.

BUT WHAT THE CIRCUIT SAID IS

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS

NOT A STATE.

BUT THE FOURTH CIRCUIT SAID

IT CAN TAKE THE WHOLE ACT

AND MAKE IT WORK, BUT WE'LL

HAVE TO FUDGE THIS LANGUAGE

AND SAY THIS IS EFFECTIVELY

LIKE AN EXCHANGE ESTABLISHED

BY A STATE.

BUT THAT ALSO THEN TRIGGERS

THE MANDATE, THE INDIVIDUAL

AND EMPLOYER MANDATES IN ALL

OF THOSE STATES.

IT TRIGGERS SUBSIDIES AND

TENS OF MILLIONS OF PEOPLE

IN THOSE STATES ARE SUBJECT

TO THE UNPOPULAR MANDATES OF

OB CARE AOBAMACARE.

Mark: WHAT ARE THE

IMPLICATIONS OF THOSE IN

NEED OF AFFORDABLE CARE?

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

WAS TRYING TO ENTICE FOUR OR

FIVE MILLION PEOPLE INTO

THIS.

THE I.R.S. HAS BEEN

RELATIVELY POLITICIZED, WAS

TRYING TO COVER FOR THE

ADMINISTRATION HERE.

AND WHILE IT WAS POSSIBLY

POORLY DRAFTED, AND POSSIBLY

THEY THOUGHT ALL OF THE

STATES WOULD ENACT ALL OF

THESE EXCHANGES.

UNFORTUNATELY, THE WAY OUR

SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT WORKS,

WE HAVE THE CONGRESS THAT

PASSES THE LAWS, IT IS OUR

ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES THAT

DO THAT.

AND YOU DON'T GET A

REGULATORY AGENCY LIKE THE

I.R.S. WHO GETS TO REWRITE

IT, AND ALSO YOU DON'T GET

UNELECTED JUDGES DOING SO.

SO I THINK THE D.C. CIRCUIT

CAME TO THE RIGHT CONCLUSION

BY SAYING, THE LAW SAYS WHAT

IT SAYS, AND IF YOU WANT TO

FIX THAT, GO TO CONGRESS.

Mark: THE SUPREME COURT

RULED ORIGINALLY, ACCORDING

TO STRICT INTERPRETATION OF

THE LAW, IN FAVOR OF IT.

DO YOU THINK NOW IT IS GOING

TO BE THE LAW'S DOWNFALL?

THIS IS A SEPARATE ISSUE

THAN THE COURT LOOKED AT

BEFORE.

THE SUPREME COURT HAS A LONG

HISTORY OF THIS TERM, 13

TIMES UNANIMOUSLY REJECTING

THIS ADMINISTRATION'S

ARGUMENTS BECAUSE THEY HAVE

PUSHED THE LAW, PARTICULARLY

IN TRYING TO EXPAND

EXECUTIVE POWER.

I THINK THERE IS A GOOD

CHANCE THE SUPREME COURT

WILL COME TO THE COMMON

SENSE CONCLUSION THAT THIS

IS ANOTHER EXAMPLE WHERE

FEDERAL DOES NOT MEAN

STATE.

YOU CAN'T JUST REWRITE THIS

LAW TO MAKE IT SAY WHAT YOU

WANT IT TO SAY.

Mark: THANKS FOR YOUR

TIME, KERRY.

THANKS FOR HAVING ME.

Mark: IN OTHER NEWS,

THE GOVERNOR OF TEXAS IS

SENDING 1,000 NATIONAL GUARD

TROOPS TO THE MEXICAN

BORDER, TO CATCH CRIMINALS

EXPLOITING THE RECENT SURGE

OF IMMIGRANT CHILDREN.

MORE THAN 57,000 CHILDREN

HAVE ENTERED THE U.S.

ILLEGALLY SINCE OCTOBER, AND

GOVERNOR RICK PERRY SAYS HE

IS CONCERNED GANG MEMBERS

ARE GETTING ACROSS THE

BORDER.

THE BORDER PATROL

PROCESSING CENTER IN NOGALUS

HAVE SAID THAT AT LEAST 16

UNACCOMPANIED PEOPLE HAVE

ADMITTED TO BEING PART OF

THE GANG.

THEY'RE COMING THROUGH JUST

AS ANY OTHER MINOR WOULD AND

THEY'RE GETTING PROCESSED.

Mark: THE GOVERNOR SAYS

THE GUARD WILL ACT AS A

FORCED MULTIPLIER TO CATCH

THEM.

THE FEDERAL AVIATION

ADMINISTRATION TOLD U.S.

AIRLINES THEY ARE PROHIBITED

FROM FLYING TO THE TEL AVIV

AIRLINE IN ISRAEL FOR 24

HOURS FOLLOWING A HAMAS

ROCKET EXPLOSION NEARBY.

MEANWHILE THE CONFLICT

CONTINUES, AND ISRAEL IS

WORKING HARD TO ELIMINATE

ROCKET FIRE AND DESTROY

TERRORIST TUNNELS ALONG

THEIR BORDER.

CHRIS MITCHELL HAS THE

LATEST.

Reporter: THE I.D.F.

SAYS IT HAS DESTROYED MORE

THAN 20 TERROR TUNNELS, AND

KILLED NEARLY 200 HAMAS

TERRORISTS SINCE THE START

OF ITS GROUND OPERATION.

FOUR ISRAELI SOLDIERS DIED

IN THIS CONFRONTATION WITH

HAMAS INFILTRATORS INSIDE

ISRAEL'S BORDER.

AND IN THE FIREFIGHT, I.D.F.

TROOPS KILLED MOST OF THE

INFILTRATORS.

THEY ENTERED ISRAEL

DISGUISED AT I.D.F. AGENTS

AND WORE SUICIDE BELTS.

YOU CAN SEE THE PLUMES OF

SMOKE IN GAZA CITY.

THE I.D.F. HAS CALLED UP

60,000 TROOPS FOR "OPERATION

PROTECTIVE EDGE."

THEY FIND THEMSELVES

FIGHTING AN ENEMY THAT USES

THE SAME TACTICS AS

al-QAEDA IN IRAQ AND THE

TALIBAN IN AFGHANISTAN.

THEY ATTEMPT TO LURE US

TO KILL THEIR CIVILIAN

POPULATION.

IT IS A COMMON THEME AMONG

ISLAMIST EXTREMIST GROUPS IN

THIS WORLD.

Reporter: THIS COLONEL

COMMANDED GROUND TROOPS IN

AFGHANISTAN.

HE REFUSES THE CLAIM THAT

ISRAEL HAS COMMITTED WAR

CRIMES.

FAR FROM IT.

ISRAEL IS GOING FURTHER THAN

MOST OTHER COUNTRIES IN THIS

WORLD WILL GO TO PREVENT THE

LOSS OF INNOCENT CIVILIAN

LIVES.

THE HAMAS WANT THE ISRAELI

DEFENSE FORCE TO KILL THEIR

CHILDREN, THEIR WOMEN, THEIR

CIVILIANS.

THAT'S WHAT THEY WANT TO

HAPPEN.

THEY WANT TO GET THE

PROPAGANDA.

Reporter: ON THE

DIPLOMATIC FRONT, U.N.

SECRETARY BAN KI-MOON AND

JOHN KERRY ARE IN THE REGION

TRYING TO BROKER A

CEASE-FIRE.

DURING A VISIT TO THE FRONT

LINES, ISRAELI PRIME

MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU

SAID THEY WOULD EXPAND THEIR

OPERATION TO BRING QUIET TO

ISRAEL AND A AND A STOP TO

HAMAS ROCKET FIRE.

CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS, ON

THE ISRAELI-GAZA BORDER.

Mark: ANTI-SEMITISM IS

ON THE RISE IN PARTS OF THE

WORLD AS PROTESTS RISE OVER

THE CONFLICT BETWEEN ISRAEL

AND GAZA.

THE FOREIGN MINISTERS OF

GERMANY, FRANCE, AND ITALY,

ARE CONDEMNING THE RACIST

ATTACKS.

JEWS IN THESE COUNTRIES ARE

REPORTING THEY'RE BEING

ATTACKED PERSONALLY, AS WELL

AS THEIR BUSINESSES AND

SYNAGOGUES.

EARLIER I SPOKE WITH CBN'S

DALE HURD FOR IN SIGHT ON

THESE LATEST ATTACKS.

Mark: YOUR REACTION TO

THE HATEFUL PROTESTS AGAINST

THE JEWISH PEOPLE AND

AGAINST ISRAEL?

THEY WOULD SAY THEY'RE

NOT ANTI-SEMITIC.

THEY'RE ANTI-ZIONIST.

AND THAT IS THE LEFT.

BUT WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THESE

ANTI-ISRAEL DEMONSTRATIONS

START, THE MUSLIMS PILE ON,

AND MANY OF THE RADICAL

MUSLIMS ARE ANTI-SEMITIC.

Mark: OF COURSE WE KNOW

THE HISTORY BETWEEN GERMANY

AND THE JEWISH PEOPLE, BUT

MY UNDERSTANDING IS THE

ANTI-SEMITISM IS JUST AS

STRONG AND OTHER PARTS OF

EUROPE, MAYBE EVEN

STRONGER.

MAYBE STRONGER.

GERMANY DOESN'T HAVE AS MANY

JEWS COMPARED TO OTHER

COUNTRIES.

FRANCE, THE JEWS ARE LEAVING

BECAUSE IT HAS GOTTEN SO BAD

BECAUSE FRANCE NOT ONLY HAS

THE MOST JEWS, THEY HAVE THE

MOST MUSLIMS.

AND THEY HAVE A REAL PROBLEM

ON THEIR HANDS.

Mark: INTERESTING.

WELL, EUROPE DOES HAVE A

GROWING MUSLIM POPULATION,

AND ONE THAT MANY NATIVES OF

THESE COUNTRIES MAY NOT

WANT, EITHER.

SO BREAK IT DOWN FOR US.

WHAT IS REALLY BEHIND THESE

PROTESTS?

WELL, YOU CAN'T SAY

YOU'RE AGAINST MUSLIM

IMMIGRATION OR YOU'RE WHAT I

CALL THE FAKE RIGHT WING.

IN EUROPE, IF YOU'RE AGAINST

MULTI-CULTURISM AND SOME OF

THE WACKY IMMIGRATION

POLICIES, THEY CALL YOU FAR

RIGHT.

I CALL IT THE FAKE FAR

RIGHT.

SO YOU CAN'T REALLY SAY

YOU'RE AGAINST MUSLIM

IMMIGRATION.

A LOT OF THE LEFT-WING

GROUPS ARE FOR IT BECAUSE IT

GETS THEM VOTERS, AND THEY

CREATE A DEPENDENT CLASS.

AND ALSO BECAUSE THERE IS

SUCH A SPIRITUAL VACUUM IN

EUROPE, THERE IS A

VENERATION OF ISLAM.

THEY ADMIRED THE MUSLIMS

BECAUSE THEY HAVE GIVEN UP

ON CHRISTIANITY.

Mark: ONE OF THE

BIGGEST STORIES WE'VE DONE

IN A WHILE IS THE STORY YOU

DID ON THE BRAVE GERMAN

WOMAN WHO STOOD UP FOR HER

FAITH, A POWERFUL STORY.

WHAT ARE YOU SEEING IN

EUROPE SPIRITUALLY?

NOT A LOT,

UNFORTUNATELY.

AND WE HEAR FROM VIEWERS IN

EUROPE, AND THERE ARE

EXCITING THINGS HAPPENING,

MAYBE IN THIS CHURCH OR IN

THIS CHURCH.

BUT IT'S -- THERE IS STILL A

SPIRITUAL DEADNESS IN

EUROPE, AND A LOT OF PEOPLE

ARE PRAYING, AND THERE IS A

LOT OF REASON TO PRAY

BECAUSE AS WE CAN SEE FROM

THESE DEMONSTRATIONS, EUROPE

COULD GET VERY UGLY BECAUSE

IT DOESN'T REALLY HAVE A

MORAL COMPASS RIGHT NOW.

Mark: LET'S TALK ABOUT

YOUR FOCUS STORY COMING UP

ON MONDAY.

YOU'RE GOING TO BE DELVING

INTO THIS EVEN MORE.

WHAT CAN WE EXPECT?

IT IS CALLED FRENCH

EXITOUS, AND IT IS THIS

HISTORIC THING IN WHICH THE

JEWS ARE LEAVING.

THEY'VE BEEN IN FRANCE FOR

2,000 YEARS, AND THE EXITOUS

HAS BEEN PACIN PICKING UP

PACE BECAUSE THERE HAVE BEEN

8,000 INCIDENTS.

THE FRENCH FEEL AFRAID.

THEY SEE THE MUSLIM BIRTH

RATES, AND THEY'RE AFRAID IT

IS ONLY GOING TO GET WORSE.

THIS ONE FAMILY TOLD ME, WE

WANT TO LEAVE ON OUR TERMS

AND NOT SOME DAY HAVE TO

FLEE FOR OUR LIVES.

Mark: THIS WILL BE ON

"THE 700 CLUB" ON MONDAY?

MONDAY.

Mark: ALL RIGHT.

DALE HURD, WHO COVERS EUROPE

EXTENSIVELY, THANKS SO MUCH

FOR YOUR TIME.

YOU'RE WELCOME.

Mark: EUROPEAN LEADERS

ARE WARNING RUSSIAN

PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN OF

HARD-HITTING SANCTIONS IF HE

DOESN'T COOPERATE WITH THE

INVESTIGATION OF MALAYSIAN

AIRLINE FLIGHT 17.

THE WARNING COMES AFTER

PRO-RUSSIAN REBELS FINALLY

GAVE INVESTIGATORS THE

PLANE'S BLACK BOXES, DAYS

AFTER IT WAS SHOT DOWN OVER

EASTERN UKRAINE.

THE CRASH SITE IS ALREADY

COMPROMISED, AND FORENSIC

TEAMS FACE ENORMOUS

CHALLENGES, POURING OVER THE

DEBRIS SCATTERED ACROSS 13

SQUARE MILES.

Mark: COMING UP, EFREM

GRAHAM AND CHARLENE AARON

ARE BACK, BRINGING YOU A

STORY ON THE FRONT LINES OF

A DEADLY OUTBREAK.

AND HOW ONE MINISTRY IS

BRACING A VERY DANGEROUS

SITUATION TO BRING HELP AND

HOPE.

Charlene: WILDFIRES

CONTINUE TO BURN ACROSS THE

WESTERN PART OF THE U.S.

TODAY.

FLAMES CONSUMED MORE THAN

940,000 ACRES IN OREGON AND

WASHINGTON STATE.

FAST-MOVING FIRES WIPED OUT

ENTIRE NEIGHBORHOODS IN

WASHINGTON, WITH 20 COUNTIES

DECLARING STATES OF

EMERGENCY.

ONE FIRE BURNED 380 SQUARE

MILES, MORE THAN FOUR TIMES

THE SIZE OF SEATTLE.

FIRE OFFICIALS SAY THE FIRE

IS ONLY 2% CONTAINED, BUT

THINGS ARE IMPROVING.

COOLER TEMPERATURES AND

REDUCED WINDS ARE HELPING

FIREFIGHTERS BATTLE A FIRE

IN O CANAGAN COUNTY.

Efrem: LET'S TURN TO

AFRICA, WHERE EBOLA, WHICH

HAS NO KNOWN CURE, IS

SPREADING IN THE WESTERN

PART OF THE CONTINENT.

MORE THAN 600 DEATHS HAVE

BEEN RECORDED SINCE LAST

FEBRUARY.

WHY IS IT SPREADING, AND

WILL IT COME TO THE UNITED

STATES, THAT'S AN EVEN

BIGGER QUESTION?

GARY LANE EXPLAINS.

Reporter: EBOLA IS ONE

THE DEADLIEST DISEASES IN

THE WORLD, AND NOW HEALTH

WORKERS SAY IT IS

SPREADING.

WEST AFRICA IS FACING A

SERIOUS CRISIS, THE LARGEST

EVER OUTBREAK OF EBOLA.

SAMARITAN'S PURSE IS AMONG

SEVERAL NON-GOVERNMENT

ORGANIZATIONS THAT HAVE

RESPONDED TO THE CRISIS.

IT'S MEDICAL TEAM DIRECTOR,

DR. LANS PILER, TALKED TO US

VIA SKYPE, AND DESCRIBED THE

OUTBREAK AS MONUMENTAL.

IT IS REALLY

UNPRECEDENTED.

RIGHT NOW IT IS NOT JUST A

PROBLEM WITHIN A GIVEN

COUNTRY.

IT IS A REAL SUBREGIONAL

PROBLEM, IN TERMS OF

PATIENTS INFECTED.

Reporter: THERE IS NO

KNOWN CURE FOR THE VIRUS,

BUT IN THE PAST, HEALTH

WORKERS HAVE SUCCESSFULLY

PREVENTED THE DISEASE FROM

SPREADING.

PILER SUGGESTED THAT THE

DISEASE ISN'T ALWAYS

RECOGNIZED BECAUSE SOME OF

THE SYMPTOMS MASK OTHER

DISEASES, SUCH AS MALARIA OR

TYPHOID.

USUALLY THE PERSON

PRESENTS WITH FEVER, AND

THEIR MUSCLES AND JOINTS

BEGIN TO ACHE VERY

INTENSELY.

IT IS FOLLOWED BY NAUSEA,

VOMITING, DIARRHEA, AND THEN

AT THE VERY ADVANCED STAGES,

THERE CAN BE BLEEDING.

Reporter: SO HOW IS THE

DISEASE SPREADING?

THE PEOPLE IN THIS REGION

EAT WHAT WE CALL BUSH MEAT,

WHICH CAN INVOLVE EATING

BAT.

THAT'S WHAT OCCURS WITH THE

PRIMARY TRANSMISSION, THAT A

PERSON WILL EAT SOME MEAT --

BUSH MEAT FROM PERHAPS A

BAT, AND IT IS VERY, VERY

INFECTIOUS THROUGH BODY

FLUIDS.

UNFORTUNATELY, JUST THROUGH

THE TRANSMISSION OF BODY

SWEAT.

IT IS VERY CULTURAL HERE

WITH THE BURIAL CEREMONIES,

THAT THE LOVED ONES PREPARE

THE BODIES, AND THERE IS A

LOT OF WASHING OF THE BODY

IN PREPARATION FOR BURIAL.

THAT IS A VERY, VERY COMMON

MODE OF TRANSMISSION.

Reporter: HE SAID EBOWL

EBOLA IS UNLIKELY TO SPREAD

TO AMERICA, BUT MORE DOCTORS

AND NURSE VOLUNTEERS ARE

NEEDED TO HELP THE EFFORT.

CBN'S "OPERATION BLESSING"

WAS ONE OF THE FIRST TO

RESPOND TO THE OUTBREAK.

O.B. SEND MEDICAL SUPPLIES,

INCLUDING FACE MASKS AND

COVERALLS.

GARY LANE, CBN NEWS.

Charlene: UP NEXT,

THEY'RE PREACHERS AT TWO OF

AMERICA'S LARGEST CHURCHES,

AND YOU'VE NEVER SEEN THEM

LIKE THIS.

HEAR WHAT BROKE THESE TWO

PASTORS AND HOW THEY MENDED

THEIR HEARTS.

Charlene: THE TENNESSEE

STATE PUBLIC LIBRARY IS

PUTTING A DATA BASE OF

FAMILY BIBLES ONLINE.

BIBLES ONCE SEVERED AS THE

PLACE WHERE FAMILIES

RECORDED MILESTONES, SUCH AS

WEDDINGS, BIRTHS, AND

DEATHS.

THE STATE OF TENNESSEE

DIDN'T EVEN REQUIRE BIRTH

CERTIFICATES UNTIL 1908, AND

THE HOMELAND SECURITY STILL

ACCEPTS THE FAMILY'S BIBLE

AS PROOF OF BIRTH FOR THOSE

WITH NO BERN BIRTH

CERTIFICATES.

Efrem: SIX YEARS AGO

THIS WEEK, PASTOR GREG LORI

LOST HIS SON IN A TRAGEDY

CAR ACCIDENT.

NOW HE HAS TURNED HIS GRIEF

INTO AN AWARD-WINNING

MOVIE.

LORI JOHNSON TALKED WITH

GREG, AND HIS WIFE, CATHY,

AT THEIR CHURCH IN

LOS ANGELES.

NOW, THE THINGS PEOPLE

TURN TO MAY CHANGE, BUT THE

VOID IN OUR LIFE, THAT

EMPTINESS, IT'S A LONELINESS

FOR GOD.

Reporter: GREG LORI

PASTORS ONE OF AMERICA'S

LARGEST CHURCHES, THE 15,000

MEMBER HARVEST CHRISTIAN

FELLOWSHIP IN L.A.

BUT DESPITE HIS STRONG

FAITH, HE WAS LITERALLY

KNOCKED OFF HIS FEET WHEN HE

LEARNED HIS SON,

CHRISTOPHER, WAS KILLED IN A

CAR CRASH.

I JUST COLLAPSED ON THE

GROUND.

AND FOR DAYS I FELT LIKE I

WAS CARRYING A HUGE WEIGHT

ON MY CHEST.

LITERALLY, I FELT A PHYSICAL

PRESSURE.

WHERE I JUST.

[SIGHING]

I THOUGHT, HOW COULD I

GET THROUGH THIS?

THAT DAY, I FELT LIKE GOD

HAD TAKEN A BIG ERASER TO

THIS CHALKBOARD AND SAID

ERASE THIS ALL.

Reporter: WHETHER IT IS

THE LOSS OF A LOVED ONE,

FINANCIAL RUIN OR A HEALTH

CRISIS, PEOPLE EVERYWHERE

ARE LOSING HOPE.

BUT THE LORIS SAY YOU CAN

FIND HOPE BY WATCHING HOW

OTHERS DID IT.

I WANTED TO LOOK AT

SOMEBODY ELSE WHO HAD BEEN

THROUGH THIS.

THAT'S ONE OF THE REASONS

WHY WE MADE THIS FILM.

THIS MOVIE WILL HELP TO

POINT THEM TO GOD.

AND SAY, HERE IS OTHER

PEOPLE WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED

SOMETHING AS BAD AS WHAT YOU

ARE EXPERIENCING -- MAYBE

EVEN WORSE, DEPENDING -- AND

THERE IS HOPE.

Reporter: THE MOVIE

PROFILES NICK, WHO WAS BORN

WITH NO ARMS OR LEGS.

I WOULD TRY PUTTING ON A

BRAVE FACE AT SCHOOL,

PRETENDING IT WOULDN'T

HURT.

I WOULD BE UP ALL NIGHT

CRYING, PRAYING, GOD, GIVE

ME ARMS AND LEGS.

GIVE ME ARMS AND LEGS.

AND HE WOULDN'T GIVE IT TO

ME.

Reporter: AND CHRISTIAN

SINGER, JEREMY CAMP, WHO'S

WHY DIED OF CANCER.

YOU SEE NOT A

PROGRESSION, BUT A DIE

GRESSIOA DIGRESSION OF WHAT

WAS HAPPENING.

GOD, ARE YOU LISTENING?

DO YOU KNOW THAT WE'RE

HERE?

Reporter: FOR THE

LORIS, NICK, AND JEREMY,

HOPE BEGAN WHEN THEY STOPPED

ASKING WHY.

INSTEAD, WE SHOULD BE

ASKING THE WHAT QUESTION.

AS IN WHAT SHOULD I DO NOW?

HOW SHOULD I REACT?

I THINK WHAT WE WANT TO DO

IS LEAN INTO CHRIST.

AND WE WANT TO BRING GLORY

TO HIS NAME THROUGH THIS.

AND ALL DAY ONE OF THOSE

WHYS WILL BE RESOLVED.

Reporter: AT FIRST NICK

WAS SO HOPELESS HE PLANNED

TO DROWN HIMSELF.

I KNEW WHAT THAT WATER

REPRESENTED.

IT WAS THE END OF MY PAIN.

IT WAS THE END OF HELL FOR

ME.

I JUST WANTED OUT.

Reporter: BUT RIGHT

BEFORE HE KILLED HIMSELF, HE

DECIDED TO GIVE JESUS

ANOTHER CHANCE.

THE REVELATION TO ME CAME

FROM JOHN 9.

JESUS CAME ACROSS A MAN WHO

WAS BORN BLIND, AND NO ONE

KNEW WHY.

BUT JESUS SAID IT WAS DONE

SO THAT THE WORKS OF GOD

WOULD BE REVEALED THROUGH

HIM.

AND I'M, LIKE, WOW.

MAYBE I DON'T NEED TO KNOW

GOD'S PLANS, FOR GOD'S PLANS

TO BE IMPLEMENTED IN MY

LIFE.

WHAT IF GOD DID HAVE A PLAN

FOR ME?

Reporter: GOD DID HAVE

A PLAN THAT WAS FULFILLED.

IT INCLUDED A WIFE, A CHILD,

AND TRAVELLING THE WORLD,

SPREADING THE GOOD NEWS TO

MILLIONS.

I HOPE PEOPLE ARE

INSPIRED TO SEE THAT YOU

DON'T NEED ARMS AND LEGS TO

BE COMPLETE.

YOU DON'T NEED ARMS AND LEGS

TO BE THE HANDS AND FEET OF

GOD.

ALL YOU NEED IS TO BE

COMPLETE ON THE INSIDE.

AND EVERYTHING ELSE WILL

CHANGE.

Reporter: LIKE NICK,

WHEN JEREMY WAS ABOUT TO

GIVE UP ON GOD, HE DID AN

ABOUT-FACE, AND OUT CAME THE

SONG "I STILL BELIEVE," A

NUMBER ONE HIT.

DOZENS WOULD FOLLOW, DRAWING

MILLIONS CLOSER TO THE

LORD.

IT WAS JUST ME GOING, I

DON'T UNDERSTAND.

IT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE.

BUT I STILL BELIEVE IN YOUR

FAITHFULNESS AND YOUR TRUTH

AND YOUR WORD.

AND THAT WAS SUCH A HEALING

TIME FOR ME.

* JUST TO BELIEVE

Reporter: EVEN AFTER

LOSING THEIR SON, GREG AND

CATHY FOUND THAT GOD

COMFORTED THEM, GAVE THEM

HOPE FOR THE FUTURE, AND

EVEN FILLED THEIR HEARTS

WITH JOY AGAIN.

YOU ARE NOT IN CONTROL,

AND YOU DON'T HAVE CONTROL.

BUT GOD IS IN CONTROL.

AND I WAS THANKFUL THAT IN

MY PAIN AND IN THE CRISIS OF

THAT MOMENT, I WAS

ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN THAT GOD

WAS NOT SURPRISED BY THIS

AND THAT HE WAS WITH US, AND

WE WOULD WALK US THROUGH

THIS.

I THINK WE'RE HERE ON

EARTH FOR TWO REASONS: WE'RE

HERE, NUMBER ONE, TO KNOW

GOD, AND WE'RE HERE TO

GLORIFY GOD.

BUT I FIND WHEN WE FULFILL

OUR PURPOSE AS CHRISTIANS,

WE WILL FIND HAPPINESS AS A

BY-PRODUCT.

NOT FROM SEEKING IT, BUT

FROM SEEKING HIM.

Reporter: SO THE

MESSAGE FROM PEOPLE WHO HAVE

FELT THE DEEPEST DISPAIR IS:

DON'T GIVE UP ON GOD BECAUSE

GOD WILL NEVER GIVE UP ON

YOU.

LORI JOHNSON, CBN NEWS.

Charlene: I'LL TELL

YOU, FROM TRAGEDY TO PRAISE,

TO ENCOURAGEMENT TO OTHER

PEOPLE, IT IS AMAZING.

Efrem: IT IS REALLY

GOOD TO SEE PASTORS JUST

OPEN UP LIKE THAT.

BECAUSE MANY PEOPLE THINK

THEY DON'T SUFFER.

IT IS GOOD TO SEE EXACTLYounc

HOW YOU PUSH THROUGH IT.S

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.NO

Efrem: FINALLY TODAY,

CBN NEWS "OPERATION

BLESSING" IS HELPING ISRAELI

FAMILIES UNDER THREAT OF

ROCKET FROM GAZA.

Charlene: THAT'S RIGHT,

BOMB SHELTERS IN PRIVATE

HOMES, AS WELL AS LOCAL

PARKS AND BUS STOPS, ARE

QUICKLY RUNNING OUT OF

SUPPLIES AS FAMILIES SPEND

MORE AND MORE TIME IN THEM.

FAMILIES ARE IN NEED OF

WATER, FOOD, DIAPERS, AND

FOOD AND DRINKS.

"OPERATION BLESSING" TEAMS

ARE PACKING BOXES OF FOODP

FOOD AND OTHER FOOD TO PRE

REPLENISH TOWNS.

THAT'S GOING TO DO IT FOR

NOW ON CBN NEWS TODAY.

YOU CAN FIND MORE OF OUR

EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE AT

CBNNEWS.COM.

Efrem: YOU CAN TALK TO

US ON Facebook OR AT CBN

NEWS ON TWITTER.

WE HOPE YOU JOIN US AGAIN

RIGHT HERE NEXT TIME.

MAKE IT A TERRIFIC TUESDAY,

EVERYBODY!

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