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CBN NewsWatch: April 13, 2015

On CBN Newswatch, April 13: Hillary hits the trail: 'Americans need a champion'; Netanyahu: time for a 'better deal'; Kerry to Congress: 'hold your fire' on nuke deal; and more. Read Transcript


THANKS FOR JOINING US FOR

CBN "NEWSWATCH."

I'M LORI JOHNSON.

FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE,

HILLARY CLINTON, HAS MADE IT

OFFICIAL, SHE IS HEADACHEING

MAKING A SECOND BID FOR THE

WHITE HOUSE.

SHE IS ALREADY HITTING THE@h

CAMPAIGN TRAIL.

GARY LANE HAS MORE.

Reporter: UNLIKE THE

BIG CROWD-PLEASING CAMPAIGN

ANNOUNCEMENT OF TED CRUZ,

HILLARY CLINTON'S INITIAL

ANNOUNCEMENT CAME WITH

LITTLE FAN FAIR.

THERE WAS NO MAJOR RALLY, NO

BALLOONS, NO BANDS.

JUST THIS SIMPLE TWEET.

EVERY DAY AMERICANS NEED

A CHAMPION AND I WANT TO BE

THAT CHAMPION.

Reporter: AND MONDAY

MORNING, HILLARY SET OFF TO

IOWA IN A CAMPAIGN VAN.

SHE WANTED TO DISPEL THAT

SHE IS A RICH WASHINGTON

PERSON.

IT PUTS TOGETHER THE

ASPIRATIONS OF THE YOUNG,

THE LATINO, BLACK VOTERS,

WOMEN -- YOU GET THE SENSE

HILLARY IS TRYING TO

RESURRECT THAT GROUP.

Reporter: THESE POSTERS

STARTED APPEARING IN

BROOKLYN, AND SATURDAY NIGHT

LIVE LAMPOONED HER HOURS

BEFORE HER ANNOUNCEMENT.

HOLD UP YOUR PHONE AND

YOU CAN LOOK NATURAL, OKAY?

OKAY, AND ACTION.

CITIZENS, YOU WILL ELECT

ME AND I WILL BE YOUR

LEADER.

Reporter: DESPITE THE

HUMOR, REPUBLICANS ARE QUICK

TO MAKE CRITICISMS OF

HILLARY CLINTON'S RECORD AS

SECRETARY OF STATE, MOSTLY

HER USE OF A PRIVATE E-MAIL

SERVER TO KEEP HER TEXT

MESSAGES SECRET, AND THE

DELETION OF MOST, IF NOT

ALL, 30,000 MESSAGES.

AND HER ALLEGED COVERUP OF

THE BENGHAZI LIBYA AFFAIR.

JEB BUSH WAS THE FIRST TO

JAB HER SHORTLY AFTER HER

ANNOUNCEMENT.

WE MUST DO BETTER THAN

THE OBAMA-CLINTON FOREIGN

POLICY.

Reporter: BUSH HAS JET

TO ANNOUNCE HIS 2016

PRESIDENTIAL BID, BUT THE

FLORIDA SENATOR, AND MARCO

RUBIO WAS SET TO ANNOUNCE

THIS CAMPAIGN.

WITH MORE TO COME, THE U.S.

PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN SEASON

HAS BEGUN.

IT WILL BE A LONG 500-PLUS

DAYS UNTIL THE NEXT

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.

GARY LANE, CBN NEWS.

Lori: THIS WEEKEND

ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER

BENJAMIN NETANYAHU CONTINUED

TO RAISE THE RED FLAG OVER

THE IRANIAN NUCLEAR DEAL.

INSTEAD OF ALLOWING IRAN

TO PRESERVE AND DEVELOP ITS

NUCLEAR CAPABILITIES, A

BETTER DEAL WOULD

SIGNIFICANTLY ROLL BACK

THESE CAPABILITIES, FOR

EXAMPLE, BY SHUTTING DOWN

THE ILLICIT UNDERGROUND

FACILITIES THAT IRAN

CONCEALED FOR YEARS FROM THE

INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY.

Lori: MEANWHILE,

NETANYAHU IS GETTING SUPPORT

FROM A MIDDLE EAST

NEIGHBOR.

EGYPTIAN TV PRESENT FOFA

O CCA CH IS CALLING HIM TO

BOMB IRAN.

THAT'S A BIG SWITCH FOR

EGYPT.

FOR DECADES, ITS MEDIA HAS

BEEN EXTREMELY HOSTILE

TOWARDS ISRAEL.

> HERE IN THE U.S., JOHN

KERRY IS URGING

CONGRESSIONAL OPPONENTS OF

THE EMERGING NUCLEAR DEAL

WITH IRAN TO HOLD THEIR FIRE

UNTIL THEY SEE A FINAL

AGREEMENT THIS YEAR.

THE WHOLE PURPOSE WAS TO

HAVE AN NEGOTIATON, AND NOW

WE'RE HAVING THAT

NEGOTIATON.

Lori: KERRY SAID HE

WILL BRIEF LAWMAKERS OVER

THE NEXT TWO DAYS, AS PART

OF THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION'S EFFORT TO

REQUIRE

CONGRESSIONAL

APPROVAL TO EASE SANCTIONS

ON IRAN.

> ALONG WITH THE

CONTROVERSY OVER HIS IRAN

DEAL, PRESIDENT OBAMA IS

FACING STIFF OB SESSION

OPPOSITION TO HIS CUBA

PLANS.

HE RETURNED TO WASHINGTON ON

SUNDAY AFTER HIS HISTORIC

MEETING WITH CASTRO.

HE PLANS TO ANNOUNCE THIS

WEEK THAT HE IS REMOVING

CUBA FROM THE LIST OF STATE

SPONSORS OF TERRORISM.

CUBAN-AMERICAN POLITICIANS

ON BOTH SIDES SAY CUBA WAS

ON THE LOPES, AND PRESIDENT

OBAMA FAILED TO SECURE ANY

MEANINGFUL REFORMS FROM

CASTRO.

I THINK THE PRESIDENT HAS

A MISGUIDED CALCULATION THAT

IF YOU OPEN YOUR HAND TO

DICTATORS, THEY WILL

UNCLENCH THEIR FISTS.

MENENDEZ POINTS OUTCAST

OUT CASTRO JUST ARRESTED 600

INNOCENT PEOPLE BEFORE HIS

MEETING WITH OBAMA.

> ISIS REPORTEDLY

DESTROYED SOME OF THE

WORLD'S GREATEST HISTORICAL

TREASURY.

THIS VIDEO SHOWS ISLAMIC

MILITANTS DECIMATING

ARTIFACTS DATING BACK TO THE

13th CENTURY B.C.

THEY LEFT BEHIND DOZENS OF

PALACES AND TEMPLES

CONTAINING ALABASTER

RELICS.

ISIS SAYS THE RELICS VIOLATE

THEIR INTERPRETATION OF

ISLAMIC LAW.

> THE ISLAMIC STATE SAYS

IT WANTS $30 MILLION IN

EXCHANGE FOR HUNDREDS OF

CHRISTIAN HOSTAGES.

FOX NEWS REPORTS ISIS

MILITANTS ARE DEMANDING

$100,000 FOR EACH HOSTAGE.

THEY CAPTURED 300 CIVILIANS

ON ATTACKS ON CHRISTIAN

VILLAGES IN FEBRUARY.

SO FAR IT HAS RELEASED 23 OF

THEM.

THE ISLAMIC STATE HAS

TARGETED CHRISTIAN AREAS OF

SYRIA, FORCING THEM TO

CONVERT TO ISLAM AND

THREATENING TO DESTROY THEIR

CHURCHES.

> WELL, TIRED OF ALL OF

THAT INTRUSIVE AIR PORT

SCREENING BEFORE YOU BOARD

YOUR FLIGHT, WAIT UNTIL YOU

SEE THE GAP GAPING HOLES ON

THE OTHER SIDE OF THE

AIRPORT.

THEY MAKE PASSENGER

SCREENINGS ALMOST SEEM

WORTHLESS.

DALE HURD HAS THE STORY.

Reporter: O'HARE

AIRPORT, AN INTRUDER STROLLS

ACROSS THE TARMAC AND

SURPRISES A GATE AGENT BY

ENTERING FROM THE SECURE

SIDE OF A TERMINAL DOOR.

AT DULLES, A SKATEBOARDER

GETS IN.

IN DETROIT, A WOMAN RUNS

TOWARDS A HANGAR WITH THREE

KNIVES BEFORE THE POLICE

FINALLY NAB HER.

I WORRY EVERY DAY AT THE

VULNERABILITIES THAT EXIST

AT A LARGE AIRPORT LIKE

THIS.

Reporter: AN

INVESTIGATION BY THE

ASSOCIATED PRESS FOUND OVER

THE PAST DECADE, NEARLY 300

PEOPLE HAVE TRESPASSED IN

WHAT WERE SUPPOSED TO BE

SECURE AIRPORTS.

THEY SUSPECT THE TOTAL

NATIONAL NUMBER OF AIRPORT

INTRUSIONS IS MUCH HIGHER.

SOME OF THE TRESPASSERS ARE

MENTALLY ILL, LIKE THIS MAN

BEING

ARRESTED.

CHRISTOPHER MACGRATH GOT IN

L.A.'S L.A.X. MULTIPLE

TIMES.

HE WAS FINALLY SEND FOR

EVALUATION IN FEDERAL

PRISON.

YOU ASK YOURSELF, WHY DID

THAT HAPPEN, AND HOW CAN WE

PREVENT THAT IN THE FUTURE.

I'M CHECKING OUT THE

BAGS.

I APPRECIATE IT.

IT IS A MATTER OF EITHER

INCREASING THE PERSONNEL

THAT WE HAVE ON THE GROUND,

WHICH IS GOING TO BE

IMPERFECT, OR IT IS A MATTER

OF MAKING AN INVESTMENT IN

TECHNOLOGY.

Reporter: BUT EVEN THE

LATEST TECHNOLOGY MAY NOT BE

ABLE TO STOP EVERY INTRUDER

EVERY TIME.

THERE IS NOTHING THAT

CAN'T BE PENETRATED.

THE WHITE HOUSE HAS THAT

ISSUE, ALSO.

Reporter: THE OFFICIALS

ARE WORRIED IF AIRPORT PREM

PERIMETER SECURITY ISN'T

FIXED, ALL THAT OF ANNOYING

SCREENING OF AIRPORT

PASSENGERS WON'T PREVENT AN

ATTACK.

DALE HURD, CBN NEWS.

Lori: MORE BAD NEWS FOR

TRAVELLERS.

IT APPEARS THE QUALITY OF

U.S. AIR TRAVEL IS GETTING

WORSE.

THAT'S ACCORDING TO A NEW

AIRLINE BUSINESS TRACKING

REPORT.

THE REPORT SAYS MORE FLIGHTS

ARE LATE, MORE BAGS ARE

GETTING LOST, AND COSTUMERS

ARE LODGING MORE

COMPLAINTS.

ON-TIME ARRIVAL FELL TO 76%

FROM 78% IN 2013.

THE RATE OF LOST, STOLEN, OR

DELAYED BAGS ROSE 13%.

ON-TIME PERFORMANCE ALSO

FELL AND COMPLAINT RATES

ROSE AT AMERICAN, UNITED,

DELTA, AND SOUTHWEST.

> COMING UP, GESUNDHEIT.

ALLERGY SEASON IS UPON US.

WE'LL SHOW YOU HOW TO DITCH

THE ANTIHISTAMINES AND FIGHT

A RUNNER NOSE THE NATURAL

WAY, SO STAY TUNED.

Lori: A BILL THAT WOULD

BAN EXCEPTIONS FROM

CHILDHOOD VACCINES IS

ADVANCING THROUGH THE

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE.

THE MEASURE WOULD REQUIRE

SCHOOL CHILDREN IN THE STATE

TO BE VACCINATED.

PARENTS WOULD NO LONGER BE

ABLE TO SEND UNVACCINATED

CHILDREN TO SCHOOL WITH

WAIVERS, CITING RELIGIOUS OR

PERSONAL BELIEFS.

THE BILL IS NOW BEFORE THE

CALIFORNIA SENATE FOR A

VOTE.

THE PUSH COMES AFTER AN

OUTBREAK OF MEASLES A FEW

MONTHS AGO.

AND WE CAN'T HAVE PEOPLE

VEERING TO GO OUTSIDE, TO GO

TO SCHOOL, TO GO TO A STORE,

TO GET ON PUBLIC TRANSPORT,

TO GO THROUGH A THEME PARK

BECAUSE THEY'RE WORRIED

ABOUT CATCHING A DISEASE,

LIKE MEASLES.

I THINK FORCING CHILDREN

TO DO ANYTHING IS NOT

RIGHT.

I THINK THE PARENTS SHOULD

BE ABLE TO RAISE THE CHILD

ACCORDING TO THEIR BELIEFS.

THEY COULD BE STEPPING ON

THEIR RELIGIOUS FREEDOMS.

WE DO HAVE A CONSTITUTION

THE LAST TIME I CHECKED.

Lori: IF THE BILL

PASSES THE LEGISLATURE AND

IS SIGNED BY THE GOVERNOR,

CALIFORNIA WOULD JOIN

MISSISSIPPI AND WEST VIRGE

AWEST VIRGINIA AS THE ONLY

STATES WITH SUCH STRICT

LAWS.

> ALLERGY SEASON WILL SOON

BE IN FULL SWING.

IT IS A TIME OF YEAR THAT

USUALLY MEANS BIG MONEY FOR

DRUG COMPANIES.

WITH ALLERGIES SUFFERERS

PAYING AROUND $15 BILLION

FOR MEDICINES.

BUT THERE ARE SOME NATURAL

REMEDIES TO FIGHT THOSE

RUNNER NOSES AND ITCHY

EYES.

IF YOU DISNEY'S SNEEZE A

LOT, AND HAVE RUNNER EYES,

YOUR PROBABLY ALLERGIC TO

SOMETHING.

USUALLY YOU REACH FOR AN ANT

HIS ANTIHISTAMINE, BUT

ALLERGY DRUGS COULD CREATE A

WHOLE NEW SET OF PROBLEMS.

IF YOU'RE A CHILD, YOU

CAN GET REALLY HYPER WITH

ANT HIS MEANS.

ANTIHISTAMINES.

Reporter: IT COULD

RAISE YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE OR

CAUSE URINARY PROBLEMS.

THAT'S WHY FOUR 2 FOR 25

YEARS, THIS DOCTOR HELPED

HER PATIENTS WITH TREATMENTS

LIKE VITAMIN "C," CORSITIN,

WHICH HAVE NO SIDE EFFECTS.

AND SHE RECOMMENDS TRYING TO

KEEP ALLERGENS OUT OF YOUR

BODY.

WE'RE CONSTANTLY BOMBARDED

TO THINGS WE MIGHT BE

ALLERGIC TO, FROM THINGS IN

OUR DIET TO THINGS WE

BREATHE.

BUT THE MORE WE CAN GET

THESE ALLERGENS OUT OF OUR

LIVES, THE BETTER WE'LL BE.

IN HER NEW BOOK, "THE

SEVEN-DAY ALLERGY MAKEOVER,"

DR. BENNETT EXPLAINS HOW TO

FIGURE OUT YOUR ALLERGIES

AND REDUCE YOUR OVERALL

TOXIC LOAD.

IT IS EASY STUFF.

YOU'VE JUST GOT TO DO IT ONE

BY ONE.

Reporter: FOR EXAMPLE,

MANY PATIENTS ARE SURPRISED

TO FIND WHAT THEY THOUGHT

WAS A POLLEN ALLERGY TURNED

OUT TO BE AN ALLERGY TO

SOMETHING ELSE.

I ALWAYS LOOK AT

NUTRITION AS OUR NUMBER ONE

WAY TO GET RID OF

ALLERGIES.

YOU MIGHT SAY, I HAVE NASAL

ALLERGIES, SO WHAT DOES THAT

HAVE TO DO WITH SOMETHING TO

EAT.

SOMEBODY MAY BE EATING A

PEANUT BUTTER SANDWICH, AND

THEN THEY START GETTING A

RUNNER NOSE OR A LITTLE

TICKLE IN THEIR THROAT, AND

HAVE POST-NASAL DRIP.

AND THEY DON'T REALIZE IT IS

FROM THE PEANUT BUTTER AND

JELLY.

Reporter: THERE ARE SIX

MAIN FOOD ALLERGIES.

THE DOCTOR INSTRUCTS

PATIENTS TO GIVE THEM UP ONE

AT A TIME FOR TWO WEEKS AND

SEE IF THEY FEEL BETTER.

THEY START WITH DAIRY.

THEN GLUTEN, SUGAR, PEANUTS,

EGGS, AND MOLD.

FOOD MOLDS ARE FUNGI, LIKE

BLUE CHEESE, MUSHROOMS,

ANDIESTIEST. AND YEAST.

AND DRIED FRUITS CAN BE

VERY FUNGALI.

GRANOLA, PACKAGED POTATO

CHIPS, CORN CHIPS --

ANYTHING THAT COMES IN A BAG

OR A WRAPPER BECAUSE MOLD

CAN START GROWING IN IT.

AND THAT COULD BE A BIG

PROBLEM.

Reporter: SOMETIMES WE

SEE MOLD ON PRODUCE, BUT

OFTEN MOLD IS TOO SMALL TO

SEE.

GET RID OF IT BY MIXING

WATER AND VITAMIN "C"

POWDER, AND SOAKING YOUR

PRODUCE IN THE MIXTURE FOR

10 MINUTES AND DRYING IT.

AFTER YOU DEAL WITH THE

ALLERGENS IN YOUR DIET,

FOCUS ON THE ONES IN YOUR

HOME.

SOME PEOPLE MISTAKE SEASONAL

ALLERGIES FOR ALLERGIES TO

DUST MITES, WHICH ARE

MICROSCOPIC BUGS THAT FEED

ON OUR DEAD SKIN, WHICH IS

ALL OVER OUR BED, SOFA,

CARPET, AND EVEN OUR KIDS'

STUFFED ANIMALS.

A QUICK FIX IS WASHING

SHEETS IN HOT WATER EACH

WEEK, PUTTING DUST MITE

COVERS ON PILLOWS AND

MATTRESSES, AND FREQUENTLY

VACUUMING AND DUSTING.

OTHER IN-DOOR ALLERGENS

INCLUDE BATHROOM MOLD AND

PET DANDER.

YOU WANT TO TAKE YOUR

LOVING ANIMALS OUT OF YOUR

BED BECAUSE THAT ALSO IS A

SLEW OF ALLERGENIC ANTOGENS

THAT WILL CAUSE ALLERGIC

REACTIONS AND RESPIRATORY

ISSUES.

Reporter: WHILE WE

CAN'T DO MUCH ABOUT POLLEN,

WE CAN TRY TO KEEP IT OUT OF

OUR HOMES BY CLOSING

WINDOWS, AND REMOVING

POLLEN-COVERED SHOES AND

CLOTHES, AND WASHING THE

POLLEN OUT OF OUR HAIR.

AN AIR PURIFYER CAN CAPTURE

WHAT WE MISS.

USE A HEPA FILTER WITH A

CARBON FILTRATION SYSTEM.

THAT IS THE BEST TO CLEAN

THE AIR INSIDE.

Reporter: AND ALSO REGP

REGULARLY REPLACE YOUR AIR

FILTERS, AND HAVE YOUR AIR

DUCTS PROFESSIONALLY CLEANED

ONCE A YEAR.

WHEN YOU DO THAT, YOU CAN

GET ALL OF THE MOLD, DUST

MITES, POLLEN, ANYTHING THAT

COLLECTS IN THE VENTS YOU

WILL REMOVE AS WELL.

Reporter: YOU MAY NOT

KNOW ALLERGY SYMPTOMS CAN

ALSO INCLUDE HEADACHES,

DIGESTIVE PROBLEMS, AND EVEN

ANXIETY AND TROUBLE

SLEEPING.

3-YEAR-OLD JACKSON'S

ALLERGIES CAUSED SEVERE SKIN

IRRITATION.

IT WAS TERRIBLE.

HE JUST WAS IN SO MUCH

DISCOMFORT.

AND JACKSON WOULD RUB HIS

FACE SO RAW HE WOULD BE

BLEEDING AND INFECTED.

Reporter: DR. BENNETT

FIGURED OUT THE SOURCE OF

JACKSON'S ALLERGIES, AND NOW

HE IS FINE.

WE DON'T DO DAIRY FOR

HIM.

WE DON'T DO GLUTEN, AND WE

STAY AWAY FROM SOY AND NUTS,

BECAUSE THEY ALSO IRRITATE

HIM.

AND WE'VE ALSO PUT AIR

FILTERS IN HOU OUR HOME,

WHICH IS REALLY HELPFUL FOR

HIS SEASONAL ALLERGIES.

Reporter: BEFORE YOU

MEDICATE ALLERGY SYMPTOMS,

CONSIDER GETTING TO THE ROOT

OF THE PROBLEM.

YOU MIGHT END YOUR ALLERGIES

OR BECOME BETTER EQUIPPED TO

FIGHT THE ONES THAT REMAIN.

Lori: I'M LIVING PROOF

THAT YOU CAN OVERCOME YOUR

ALLERGIES THE NATURAL WAY.

BUT, ADMITTEDLY, IT IS A LOT

OF WORK.

BUT IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO GO

THE PHARMACEUTICAL ROUTE,

THERE IS LOTS OF INFORMATION

ABOUT WHAT PILLS WORK AND

EVEN ALLERGY SHOTS.

AND THAT'S ON

CBNNEWS.COM.

UP NEXT, COFFEE FOR THE

KINGDOM.

HOW AMERICAN CHURCHES ARE

HELPING LATIN-AMERICAN FARMS

BUILD THEIR COMMUNITY.

Lori: A COUPLE OF

CHURCHES, ABOUT 1500 MILES

APART, ARE HELPING POOR

FARMER MERS IN COUNTRIES

ABOUT A THOUSAND MILES

APART.

AS DAVID EXPLAINS, IT IS ALL

FOR CHRIST AND COFFEE.

Reporter: WHEN THE

DEVASTATING EARTHQUAKE HIT

HAITI IN JANUARY 2010, MANY

GROUPS CENTURY LIFE TEAMS

SENT RELIEF TEAMS.

THE WOODLANDS MISSIONARIES

FOUND THAT VILLAGERS IN THE

MOUNTAINS WERE ALSO IN NEED

OF HELP, AND NOT JUST

HURRICANE RELIEF.

WE WERE THERE AND SAW

THERE WAS COFFEE, ACTUALLY

LYING ON THE GROUND, COUGH

BEANS LYING ON THE GROUND,

JUST SCATTERED.

AND WHEN WE ASKED, TELL US

ABOUT THAT, WHAT'S GOING

ON?

THEY SAID, WELL, NO ONE WILL

BUY OUR COFFEE.

WE HAVE NO ONE TO SELL IT

TO.

Reporter: THE PROBLEM

WAS THE REMOTENESS OF THE

VILLAGE.

THESE WERE PEOPLE WHO

WERE STARVING AND DIDN'T

HAVE ENOUGH FOOD OR CLOTHING

OR EDUCATION, AND YET THEY

HAD A MEANS THERE BUT NOBODY

TO BUY IT.

WE SAID, IT TURNS OUT YOU'RE

GOOD AT GROWING COFFEE, AND

WE'RE GOOD AT DRINKING

COFFEE.

Reporter: GREEN COFFEE

BEANS ARE SHIPPED TO MIAMI

AND TRUCKED TO HOUSTON.

THE VOLUNTEERS HERE WILL

ROAST AND PACKAGE THE

COFFEE, AND OUR CONGREGATION

BUYS

IT LIKE CRAZY AND

DRINKS IT.

Reporter: THEIR COFFEE,

FORMALLY CALLED SUMMIT, BUT

NOW BRANDED AT W.C.TRADING

COMPANY, HAS A MARKET.

WE TELL OUR PEOPLE,

YOU'RE GOING TO BUY COFFEE,

SO WHY NOT MAKE A DIFFERENCE

IN THIS PLACE.

Reporter: THE CHURCH

ESTIMATES THE JOINT COFFEE

BUSINESS IS PROBABLY HELPING

CLOSE TO 8,000 HAITIAN

FAMILY MEMBERS.

WE GIVE THEM A FAIR TRADE

PRICE, IT IS THREE TIMES

MORE THAN ANY OTHER COFFEE

DEALERS WOULD GIVE THEM.

BUT WE TAKE THE PROFITS AND

GO BACK AND DO CLINICS AND

FEEDING PROGRAMS AND

TEACHING PROGRAMS.

Reporter: IN AMERICA'S

CAPITAL CITY, THE NATIONAL

COMMUNITY CHURCH IS DOING IN

COLUMBIA WHAT WOOD LANDS IS

DOING IN HAITI.

BUT THEIR BRAND OF COFFEE IS

GROWN IN A GUERRILLA

CONFLICT ZONE, NOTORIOUS FOR

KIDNAPPINGS, BOMBEDINGS, AND

ASSASSINATIONS.

THESE TWO CHURCH MEMBERS

WERE ON A MISSION TRIP,

WORKING WITH LOCAL

CHILDREN.

THE PASTOR WE INVITED TO

COME SHARE AT THE EVENT,

TOLD US THESE FARMERS THAT

LIVE IN THE MOUNTAIN REGION

THAT IS CONTROLLED BY THE

GUERRILLA REBELS, AND HE

EXPLAINED HOW AFTER THEY

CAME TO FAITH, THEY

ERADICATED THEIR COCAINE

FIELDS AND PLANTED COFFEE IN

ITS PLACE.

Reporter: WHEN THEY

ARRIVED ON THE SCENE, THE

COFFEE WAS READY TO

HARVEST.

THEY SUGGESTED A PARTNERSHIP

MANY.

ORIGINALLY WE STARTED

WITH JUST A LITTLE BIT OF

COFFEE, BRINGING IT IN AND

SHARING IT WITH THE

CONGREGATION.

BUT THAT QUICKLY EXPANDED

INTO THOUSANDS OF POUNDS OF

COFFEE THAT WE NOW IMPORT.

Reporter: REDEEMING

GROUNDS COFFEE IS NOT ONLY

SOLD IN D.C., BUT ALSO ON

THE WEB AT

redeeminggroundscoffee

REDEEMINGGROUNDSCOFFEE.COM

.

THE RESPONSE HAS BEEN

GRADE, AND THINGS ARE

AGREEING.

WITH JUST A FEW FARMERS,

WHEN WE STARTED, WE

IRRADICATED OVER 5500 ACRES

OF COCAINE FIELDS, AND

THAT'S A STREET VALUE OF

OVER $88 MILLION.

Reporter: THE COLUMBIA

FARMERS DECIDE HOW THE

PROFITS ARE SPENT.

THIS YEAR THEY WANT TO

BUY PRESENTS FOR THE

GUERRILLA REBELS DURING

CHRISTMAS AND ENCOURAGE THEM

TO GO HOME AND BE WITH THEIR

FAMILIES, HUG THEIR

CHILDREN.

Reporter: IN THE PAST,

MONEY HAS BEEN USED TO BUILD

IRRIGATION SYSTEMS AND FUND

EDUCATION PROGRAMS.

"REDEEMING GROUNDS," IS SOLD

AT A COFFEE SHOP ON CAPITOL

HILL.

AND OTHER SPECIALTY SHOPS

AROUND THE COUNTRY.

THEY ARE ALWAYS CURIOUS

TO UNDERSTAND WHY IT IS THAT

THESE FARMERS ARE PLANTING

COFFEE INSTEAD OF COCAINE

BECAUSE THE REASONABLE

ASSUMPTION THAT COCAINE

FARMING IS CERTAINLY MUCH

MORE LUCRATIVE.

AND THAT'S WHEN WE GET A

CHANCE TO SHARE THE HEART

BEHIND IT.

WE GET A CHANCE TO SHARE THE

TESTIMONY OF THESE FARMERS

AND HOW COMING TO FAITH

CONVICTED THEM TO MAKE THIS

CHANGE.

PEOPLE SEE US COMING BACK

AS A CHURCH, TIME AFTER

TIME, AND DOING THINGS NOT

JUST TO MAKE US FEEL GOOD,

BUT THINGS THAT THEY

ACTUALLY NEED IN THEIR

COMMUNITIES.

WE ALWAYS SAY THAT CHRIST

PLUS CAFFEINE REALLY WORKS

BECAUSE WE CAN CHANGE THE

WORLD TWICE AS FAST BECAUSE

WE DRINK SO MUCH COFFEE.

Reporter: I'M DAVID

MINTS, CBN NEWS.

Lori:

"OPERATION BLESSING"

CONTINUES TO HELP ORPHANED

CHILDREN IN LIBERIA.

GAMAI RUNS "OPERATION

BLESSING'S" ORPHANAGE IN

MONROVIA.

SHE MET SOME OF THE CHILDREN

WHILE COLLECTING BODIES ON

THE STREETS DURING LAST

YEAR'S EBOLA OUTBREAK.

ONE OF THE KIDS SHE MET IS

GORGINA, WHO LOST BOTH

PARENTS THROUGH EBOLA.

THEY RECEIVE FOOD, CLOTHING,

SCHOOL SUPPLIES AND TOYS.

AND THE PROGRAM IS PROVIDING

EACH CHILD WITH FINANCIAL

SUPPORT SO THEY CAN ATTEND

SCHOOL AND HAVE A BRIGHTER

FUTURE.

YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE ABOUT

"OPERATION BLESSING" BY

GOING TO THEIR WEBSITE AT

OB.ORG.

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