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CBN NewsWatch: August 18, 2015

On CBN Newswatch, Aug. 18: Exhausted WA firefighters struggle to contain blazes; IRS hackers hit twice as many people than reported; Anne Graham Lotz's husband in ICU after pool accident; and more. Read Transcript


Efrem: TODAY ON

"NEWSWATCH," HEAT AND

FLAMES CLOSE TO 200

MILITARY TROOPS HAVE BEEN

CALLED TO FIGHT THE

WILDFIRES RIPPING THROUGH

THE WEST.

SEE HOW RESIDENTS ARE

COPING.

> PLUS...THE I.R.S. IS

REVEALING NEW DETAILS

ABOUT THE CYBER-ATTACK

FROM EARLIER THIS YEAR.

WHY IT IS MUCH WORSE THAN

THEY ANTICIPATED.

> AND ONE OF THE

NATION'S TOP TV DOCTORS

REVEALS THE SECRET TO

STAYING YOUNG, AND THERE

IS NO SURGERY INVOLVED.

> THANKS SO MUCH FOR

JOINING US FOR CBN

"NEWSWATCH."

I'M EFREM GRAHAM.

RECORD-BREAKING HEAT AND

WILDFIRES ARE PLAGUING

MUCH OF THE NATION DURING

THESE DOG DAYS OF SUMMER.

THERMOSTATS HAVE SOARED IN

THE NORTHEAST AND

EXHAUSTED FIREFIGHTERS ARE

STRUGGLING TO CONTAIN

WILDFIRES IN THE WEST.

GARY LANE HAS MORE.

Reporter: AS

WILDFIRES CONTINUE TO

RAGE, MILITARY TROOPS ARE

BEING CALLED UP AS

REENFORCEMENTS IN THE

WEST.

THE FIRST TIME THAT HAS

HAPPENED IN 10 YEARS.

30,000 FIREFIGHTERS ARE

NOW BATTLING AT LEAST 90

WILDFIRES.

OVER TAXED, AND NEARING

THE BREAKING POINT,

THEY'RE NOW ASKING FOR

HELP FROM OTHER COUNTRIES.

WE'LL ALSO BE LOOKING

AT AS NATIONS THAT WE'VE

WORKED WITH.

Reporter: DOZENS OF

HOMES HAVE BEEN DESTROYED

IN SHALAN, WASHINGTON.

THIS MAN WITNESSED A

LIGHTNING STRIKE SPARK A

FIRE.

HE WARNED NEIGHBORS TO

EVACUATE.

WE'RE GLAD TO HAVE OUR

HOUSE.

OUR NEIGHBOR LOST HIS

HOUSE.

IT IS REALLY SAD.

Reporter: EVACUATION

ORDERS WERE ISSUED FOR

2700 RESIDENTS.

CAROL JENKINS GOT OUT OF

HER HOME IN THE KNICK OF

TIME.

I DID NOT TAKE ANY

FAMILIES PICTURES OR

ANYTHING LIKE THAT.

I DIDN'T THINK ANYTHING

WAS GOING TO HAPPEN.

Reporter:

WASHINGTON'S FRUIT

INDUSTRIES ARE SUFFERING.

THEY HAVE LOST $60 MILLION

BECAUSE OF THE FIRES.

AND 9,000 PEOPLE IN THE

AREA ARE JUST HOPING TO

HAVE THEIR ELECTRICITY

RESTORED.

HOPEFULLY WE'LL GET

SOME POWER BACK UP HERE

SOON AND WE'LL BE ABLE TO

MOVE BACK IN AND START

REHABILITATING THE PLACE.

Reporter: AND IN THE

NORTHEAST, THE FIRST

HEATWAVE TO HIT IN THE

EAST IS HAPPENING.

THEY ARE FINDING WAYS TO

COOL OFF ANY WAY THEY CAN.

WE'RE TRYING TO COOL

OFF ON THIS NICE DAY.

HE'S ENJOYING THE WATER.

Reporter: MISERY AND

HARDSHIP FOR MANY

AMERICANS, BUT A TIME OF

PROFIT FOR VENDORS SELLING

WATER, SOFT DRINKS, AND

WATER SPORTING EQUIPMENT

TO TOURISTS.

GARY LANE, CBN NEWS.

Efrem: BANGKOK'S

PRIME MINISTER VOWS TO

TRACK DOWN WHOEVER IS

BEHIND A DEADLY EXPLOSION.

THIS COMES AFTER A BLAST

ON MONDAY AT A POPULAR

SHRINE.

A POLICE SPOKESPERSON SAYS

THE MAN WAS SEEN IN

SECURITY VIDEO WEARING A

YELLOW T-SHIRT AND

CARRYING A BACKPACK.

THE BLAST KILLED 20 PEOPLE

AND INJURED AT LEAST 140.

THERE WAS A SECOND

EXPLOSION TODAY AT A FERRY

PÉRPIER IN THE CAPITAL, BUT

NO ONE WAS HURT.

> THE NUMBER OF

TAXPAYERS WHO HAD THEIR

PERSONAL INFORMATION

STOLEN IS NOW UP TO

333,000.

AGENCIES OFFICIALS BELIEVE

THIEVES STOLE THE

INFORMATION TO CLAIM FALSE

TAX REFUNDS IN THE FUTURE.

THE I.R.S. IS NOTIFYING

VICTIMS AND SAYS IT WILL

OFFER CREDIT PROTECTION

FOR THOSE VICTIMS.

> FLORIDA'S HEALTH

AGENCY IS TARGETING THREE

PLANNED PARENTHOOD CLINICS

FOR PERFORMING ILLEGAL

ABORTIONS.

THE AGENCY FOR HEALTH CARE

ADMINISTRATION ISSUED

CITATIONS AGAINST CLINICS

IN ST. PETERSBURG, FORT

MYERS, AND NAPELS.

THEY CLAIM THE CLINICS

PERFORMED SECOND TRIMESTER

ABORTIONS, WHICH ARE

ILLEGAL.

THE CLINICS SAY THE

DEFINITION OF SECOND

TRIMESTER ABORTIONS WAS

CHANGED WITHOUT ANY

NOTICE.

THEY SAY IT IS A

NATIONWIDE CAMPAIGN

AGAINST THE NATION'S

LARGEST ABORTION PROVIDER.

THEY'RE PETITIONING A

JUDGE NOW FOR AN EMERGENCY

RULING ON THIS MATTER.

> 10 YEARS AGO, THE

ISRAELI GOVERNMENT REMOVED

MORE THAN 9,000 ISRAELIS

FROM THEIR HOMES IN THE

WEST BANK.

THIS DISENGAGEMENT WAS

SUPPOSED TO OPEN THE WAY

FOR PEACE.

INSTEAD, IT LED TO WAR

WITH THE TERROR GROUP

HAMAS.

JOHN JESSUP HAS THE STORY.

John: MASAD MATIF

SITS ON THE FRONT LINES OF

THE ISRAELI-HAMAS

CONFLICT.

SCOTT ROSS RECENTLY

VISITED THERE AND TOURED

THE AREA.

YOU'RE IN THE CENTER OF

A VILLAGE THAT FIRST LOOKS

NORMAL.

AND WHEN YOU LOOK OVER

THERE, FOR EXAMPLE, YOU

CAN SEE THERE IS A BOMB

SHELTER.

Reporter: THAT'S A

BOMB SHELTER?

THAT'S A BOMB SHELTER.

AND THIS ROOM OVER HERE,

THAT'S A BOMB SHELTER.

BUT IN THE LAST 14 YEARS,

WHEN OUR KIDS ARE WAITING

FOR THE SCHOOL BUS,

THEY'RE WAITING HERE, ON

THE DOORSTEP OF A BOMB

SHELTER BECAUSE IF THE

ALARM STARTS, YOU HAVE

LESS THAN THREE OR FOUR

SECONDS TO FIND SHELTER.

Reporter: THREE OR

FOUR SECONDS?

THREE OR FOUR SECONDS

IF WE'RE LUCKY.

SINCE THE

DISENGAGEMENT, IT HAS PUT

THE WHOLE VILLAGE INTO THE

RANGE OF MORTERS.

MORTERS ARE OFFICIAL

WEAPONS IN IRAN, MADE IN

RUSSIA.

AND WE KNOW IT BECAUSE WE

SEE THE SERIAL NUMBER AND

IT SAYS "MADE IN IRAN."

Reporter: ARE MANY

PEOPLE BEING KILLED?

WE HAVE THREE PEOPLE

WHO LOST THEIR LIVES.

BUT THE REAL STORY OF THE

MORTERS AND THE ROCKETS

ARE NOT HOW MANY PEOPLE

ARE BEING KILLED.

IT IS WHAT HAPPENS TO YOU.

THEY'RE NOT TRYING TO KILL

US.

THEY'RE TRYING TO BREAK

OUR SPIRIT.

John: IN 2005, ARIEL

SHARON MOVED 21 ISRAELI

COMMUNITIES FROM THE GAZA

STRIP.

THREE VILLAGES SOON BECAME

LAUNCH PADS FOR SENDING

ROCKETS INTO ISRAEL.

NOW THEY'RE HAMAS OUTPOSTS

AND TRAINING GROUNDS.

THE ISRAELI GOVERNMENT AT

THE TIME, ARGUED THAT THE

ONE-SIDED WITHDRAWAL WOULD

REDUCE FRICTION WITH THE

PALESTINIANS AND PAVE THE

WAY TO PEACE.

INSTEAD, HAMAS WON

LEGISLATIVE ELECTIONS IN

2006 AND EVENTUALLY SEIZED

CONTROL OF GAZA.

SINCE THEN, ROCKETS HAVE

RAINED DOWN ON ISRAEL,

LEADING TO WAR WITH HAMAS.

Reporter: YOU'RE A

MOTHER AND YOU HAVE

CHILDREN.

WOULDN'T YOU WANT TO LIVE

SOMEWHERE AWAY FROM THIS

THREAT, IN SAFETY?

FIRST OF ALL, OF COURSE

I DO.

BUT YOU DON'T LEAVE HOME

FOR WAR.

IF I LEAVE, THEY WON.

AND I DON'T HAVE THE

PRIVILEGE.

John: AND IF ROCKETS

WEREN'T BAD ENOUGH, THERE

IS A FRIGHTENING NEW

SCENARIO: TUNNELS.

Reporter: IS THIS

GAZA OVER THERE?

THIS IS A ROAD AND THIS

IS THE ACTUAL BORDER

BETWEEN ISRAEL AND GAZA.

Reporter: WHERE WAS

THE TUNNEL?

THE TUNNEL WAS JUST

OVER THERE, JUST BEHIND

US, CLOSER TO THE HOUSES.

IT WAS A MILE LONG, A HALF

MILE INTO THE PALESTINIAN

SIDE, AND HALF A MILE INTO

THE ISRAELI SIDE.

Reporter: A MILE?

A MILE.

Reporter: AND YOU CAN

DRIVE THROUGH IT?

YES.

A CAR CAN GO THROUGH IT,

WITH ELECTRICITY.

Reporter: HOW DO YOU

KNOW TEA THEY'RE NOT BUILDING

NEW TUNNELS?

WE KNOW THEY ARE

BUILDING, BUT WE DON'T

KNOW WHERE.

Reporter: DO YOU HAVE

MUCH OF A MILITARY

PRESENCE HERE?

ISRAEL SAYS THEY USE

OTHER MEANS, BUT I DO FEEL

ABANDONED ON THE BORDER,

THAT'S TRUE.

Reporter: WHAT IS

THAT?

THAT IS SHOOTING.

SOMEONE IS SHOOTING ON

SOMEONE.

YOU SEE, THERE IS SOME

MILITARY -- I THINK WE

MAYBE MIGHT WANT TO GO

AWAY, ACTUALLY.

Reporter: REALLY?

YES.

John: AT THE BORDER,

THERE ARE TWO WALLS, ONE

TO STOP SNIPER FIRE AND

THE OTHER TO STOP

ATTACKERS FROM ENTERING

THE COMMUNITY.

THIS IS WHERE HAMAS IS

PREPARING FOR THE NEXT

WAR, AS WE SPEAK, JUST

BEHIND THIS WALL.

Reporter: PEOPLE PRAY

ALL OVER THE WORLD FOR THE

PEACE OF ISRAEL, THE

PEOPLE'S WISHES ARE HERE.

THAT IS SOMETHING THAT

I APPRECIATE A LOT, AND

THE HELP AS WELL.

Efrem: THAT WAS JOHN

JESSUP AND SCOTT ROSS

REPORTING.

> ANN GRAHAM LOTTS

HUSBAND IS IN A HUSBAND

AFTER HE WAS FOUND

UNRESPONSIVE IN THEIR HOME

SWIMMING POOL ON MONDAY.

A FAMILY FRIEND CONFIRMS

HE HAS BEEN BATTLING

DIABETIC SEIZURES FOR THE

PAST FEW YEARS.

A STATEMENT ON ANN'S

Facebook PAGE SAYS

"THERE ARE NO ANSWERS YET

AS TO THE OUTCOME, BUT THE

FAMILY IS STANDING FIRM IN

FAITH, TRUSTING JESUS."

HE IS THE SON-IN-LAW OF

EVANGELIST BILLY GRAHAM.

THEY HAVE BEEN MARRIED

NEARLY 50 YEARS, AND THEY

HAVE THREE CHILDREN

TOGETHER.

> UP NEXT HERE ON CBN

"NEWSWATCH," FORGET THE

FACE LIFT.

YOU CAN GET YOUNGER

LOOKING SKIN BY CURBING

YOUR SWEET TOOTH.

A DERMATOLOGIST TO THE

STARS REVEALS THE

ANTIAGING TIPS WHEN WE

COME BACK.

Efrem: WELL, YOU

DON'T HAVE TO MAKE A

CELEBRITY'S SALARY TO LOOK

YOUNGER AND BE HEALTHIER.

ACCORDING TO ONE OF THE

NATION'S TOP BEAUTY

DOCTORS, MANY INEXPENSIVE

TREATMENTS CAN MAKE A HUGE

DIFFERENCE AND HOW WELL

YOU AGE WITHOUT NEEDLESS

SURGERY.

LORI JOHNSON HAS THIS

STORY.

Lori: BEAUTIFUL,

YOUTH FULL SKIN, RED

CARPET CELEBRITIES GET TO

SHOW IT OFF AND WE CAN,

TOO.

AND WE CAN FORGET THE FACE

LIFT.

THAT'S THE TITLE OF THE

BOOK, WRITTEN BY A DOCTOR

WHO TREATS FAMOUS FACES.

I'M HERE ON THE UPPER EAST

SIDE OF NEW YORK CITY, AT

THE OFFICE OF DR. DORIS

DAY, DERMATOLOGIST TO THE

STARS.

ALTHOUGH MONEY IS NO

OBJECT FOR MOST OF HER

PATIENTS, SHE SAYS THERE

ARE ANTI-AGING TIPS FOR

PEOPLE ON ANY BUDGET.

TOPPING THE LIST, AVOID

THE SUN, YES, YOU GET

VITAMIN "D," BUT IT IS

ALSO THE NUMBER ONE CAUSE

OF OLD-LOOKING SKIN.

SO GET YOUR "D" FROM A

BOTTLE AND COVER UP.

STAY IN THE SHADE OR WEAR

SUNSCREEN WITH U.V.B. AND

U.V.A. PROTECTION.

THE GREAT THING ABOUT

SUNSCREEN IS THAT THERE IS

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE.

IF YOU HAVE SENSITIVE

SKIN, OILY SKIN, DRY SKIN,

IF IT'S ON YOUR FACE OR

BODY OR RIGHT RING FINGER,

THERE IS A SUNSCREEN FOR

EVERY PART OF YOUR BODY

FOR EVERY SKIN TYPE.

Lori: RESEARCH SHOWS

PEOPLE DON'T USE

SUNSCREENS PROPERLY.

DO YOU WEAR SUNSCREEN?

NO, I DON'T.

USUALLY.

NOT ALWAYS.

AT THE BEACH.

Reporter: ONLY AT THE

BEACH?

PRETTY MUCH ONLY AT THE

BEACH.

Lori: HOW OFTEN DO

YOU PUT IT ON?

ONCE.

I PUT IT ON ONCE A DAY.

Lori: HERE IS WHAT

YOU SHOULD DO: YOU HAVE TO

PUT ON PLENTY OF

SUNSCREEN, OR YOU'LL ONLY

GET HALF OF THE SUN

PROTECTION LISTED ON THE

LABEL.

IT SHOULD BE REAPPLIED

EVERY TWO HOURS, MORE IF

YOUR SWIMMING OR SWEATING.

EVERY TIME WE GO IN THE

SUN, WE ACCUMULATE SKIN

DAMAGE.

THE NUMBER OF RAYS YOUNG

PEOPLE ARE SOAKING UP NOW

WILL BE THE NUMBER OF

WRINKLES THEY'LL BE

WEARING IN THE FUTURE.

BECAUSE SUN DAMAGE DOESN'T

WEAR OFF.

INSTEAD, IT BUILDS UP OVER

TIME.

AND TANNING BEDS ARE JUST

AS BAD.

A MILLION PEOPLE GO TO

TANNING SALONS EVERY DAY,

AND THE MAJORITY OF THOSE

ARE TEENAGED GIRLS.

IT IS JUST DAMAGING FOR

YOUR SKIN.

IT IS THE WORST THING YOU

COULD DO FOR YOUR SKIN.

Lori: RIGHT BEHIND

IT, SMOKING, WHICH BREAKS

DOWN COLLAGEN AND ELASTIN

MAKING SKIN SAGGY AND

WRINGLY.

AND ALCOHOL AND JUNK FOOD

WREAK HAVOC ON YOUR SKIN.

TOO MUCH SALT, PUFFY BAGS

UNDER THE EYES.

PROCESSED FOODS,

ESPECIALLY SWEETS, DULL

YOUR SKIN'S APPEARANCE.

SUGAR IS PRO

INFLAMMATORY, AND WHEN WE

TALK ABOUT OXIDATION, AND

IT CAN BE VERY AGING.

Lori: LOAD UP ON

OMEGA-3s, FOUND IN

FLAXSEED AND WALNUTS.

FREE RADICAL-FIGHTING

ANTIOXIDANTS ARE IN MOST

FRESH VEGETABLES AND

FRUITS.

ESPECIALLY BERRIES, GREEN

TEA, COFFEE, AND DARK

CHOCOLATE.

AND DRINK LOTS OF WATER, A

PITCHER A DAY, AVOIDING

ALL OTHER BEVERAGES, EVEN

FRUIT JUICE.

FRUIT JUICE IS SUGAR

WATER.

AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE, HAVE

REGULAR WATER OR HAVE THE

WHOLE FRUIT.

IF YOU WANT TO GIVE FRUIT

JUICE TO YOUR CHILDREN,

MAKE IT HALF WATER, HALF

JUICE.

DON'T GET THEM USED TO

HAVING THINGS THAT ARE

SWEET.

Lori: EXFOLIATING

CREATES A YOUTHFUL GLOW,

REVEALING THE FRESHER

YOUNGER CELLS.

BUT DO IT JUST ONCE A

WEEK.

RETINOIDS ARE WRINKLE

REDUCERS.

IT IS CONTAINED IN MANY

OVER THE COUNTER PRODUCTS.

YOU CAN GET A STRONGER

PRESCRIPTION FORMULA FROM

YOUR DOCTOR.

AND STUDIES SHOW THAT

PEOPLE WHO EXERCISE HAVE

FIRMER SKIN BECAUSE

WORKING OUT INFUSES SKIN

WITH OXYGEN AND NUTRIENTS

NEATED FOR COLLAGEN

PRODUCTION, AND IT REDUCES

THE AGING EFFECTS OF

STRESS.

AND FINALLY GET YOUR

ZZZs.

YOU CAN HAVE A WHOLE

MAKE OVER WITHOUT DOING

ANYTHING BUT GETTING EIGHT

HOURS A NIGHT FOR A WHOLE

WEEK STRAIGHT.

IT HELPS TO HAVE A

ROUTINE, TO GO TO BED AT

THE SAME TIME AND WAKING

UP AT THE SAME TIME EVERY

DAY.

Lori: SO WE CAN ALL

LOOK YOUNGER AND BE MUCH

HEALTHIER TO BOOT.

Efrem: AVOID THE SUN,

AVOID THE SWEETS, AND GET

PLENTY OF SLEEP TO LOOK

YOUNGER.

> UP NEXT, CATCHING A

WAVE AT SURF CAMP.

WE'RE GOING TO SHOW YOU

HOW A SURFING INSTRUCTOR

IS SPREADING THE GOSPEL.

Efrem: THE BEACH BOYS

SANG "CATCH A WAVE AND

YOU'LL BE SITTING ON TOP

OF THE WORLD."

THAT WAS 52 YEARS AGO, AND

THE SPORT IS STILL AS

POPULAR AS EVER.

OUR OWN WENDY GRIFFITH

RECENTLY CAUGHT THE BUG.

SHE TRAVELLED TO THE

WHITE, SANDY BEACHES OF

PENSACOLA, FLORIDA, TO

LEARN TO RIDE THE WAVES.

AND SHE DISCOVERED THIS IS

NO ORDINARY SURF CAMP.

DID YOU KNOW THAT

SURFING IS IN THE BIBLE?

NO.

IN THE BOOK OF ACTS,

WHEN PAUL WAS SHIP

WRECKED, IT SAID THEY RODE

TO SHORE ON PLANKS.

Wendy: BEN DISCOVERED

SURFING AS A YOUNG BOY.

HIS NATURAL TALENT LED HIM

TO COMPETE.

HE ALMOST MADE THE CUT,

BUT DIDN'T.

WITH HIS DREAM GONE, HE

FELL OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL

AND STARTED DRUGS.

ONE NIGHT, WHILE HIGH ON

OXYCONTIN AND ALCOHOL, HE

FLIPPED HIS CAR ON THE

INTERSTATE.

THAT'S WHEN HE HEARD GOD

SPEAK.

HE SAID, YOU HAVE BEEN

ASKING ME TO HELP YOU, AND

I WILL.

BUT IT IS GOING TO BE

HARD.

I WANT YOU

TO GO BACK TO

THE SCENE OF THE CRIME.

Wendy: BEN WENT BACK

TO THE ACCIDENT SCENE, WAS

ARRESTED, AND SPENT THREE

MONTHS IN JAIL.

I WAS ON SO MUCH

OXYCONTIN, THAT YOU CAN

DIE FROM THE WITHDRAWALS.

HE CAME INTO THAT JAIL

CELL, AND IT WAS LIKE THE

WOMAN THAT WAS CAUGHT IN

ADULTERY.

HE SHOWED UP AT MY WORST

MOMENT.

AND HE SAYS, I DON'T

CONDEMN YOU.

NOW GO AND SIN NO MORE.

THAT POWER, THAT GIFT OF

NO CONDEMNATION, GAVE ME

THE POWER TO OVERCOME.

AND, I'M TELLING YOU, HE

CHANGED ME IN THAT JAIL

CELL.

Wendy: AFTER THAT

NIGHT, BEN NEVER LOOKED

BACK AND FELT GOD URGING

HIM TO USE HIS TALENTS TO

TEACH OTHERS THE JOY OF

SURFING.

HE GAVE ME A SIMPLE

FORMULA, ALMOST THE

A.B.C.s OF SURFING.

AND WITH THAT AND HIS

ANOINTING AND HIS GRACE,

I'VE BEEN ABLE TO TEACH

JUST ABOUT ANYONE HOW TO

SURF.

THE BEST SURFER IS THE ONE

HAVING THE MOST FUN.

Wendy: THESE SURFERS

HAVE COME FROM ALL OVER

THE COUNTRY TO PENSACOLA,

BUT WHAT THEY REALLY LIKE

ABOUT INNER LIFE SURF CAMP

IS THE SPIRITUAL

COMPONENT.

WE DIDN'T REALIZE IT

WAS A CHRISTIAN

ORGANIZATION OR COMPANY,

SO WHEN HE PRAYED BEFORE,

WE STARTED.

FATHER, I PRAY THAT THE

JELLYFISH WILL DISAPPEAR

IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

WE WERE LIKE, ARE YOU

KIDDING?

THIS IS AWESOME.

IT WAS, LIKE, WE WANT TO

LIVE HERE NOW AND SURF

WITH HIM.

Wendy: JESUS AND

SURFING DO GO TOGETHER?

ABSOLUTELY.

ESPECIALLY WITH ALL OF THE

JELLYFISH OUT THERE.

Wendy: WHAT IS IT

LIKE TO SURF AS AN ADULT?

WHEN YOU ACTUALLY GET

UP, IT IS LIKE WHEN YOU'RE

A KID AND YOU'RE RIDING

THE BIKE FOR THE FIRST

TIME.

YOU ACTUALLY STAND UP, AND

YOU'RE JUST -- I DON'T

KNOW, THE WIND BLOWING IN

YOUR HAIR.

IT IS A GREAT FEELING.

IT IS A GREAT FEELING,

YEAH.

BEN HAS ALWAYS HELPED

US AND ENCOURAGED US TO GO

TO GOD.

AND HE USES THE SURFING TO

ALSO HELP WITH

UNDERSTANDING CHRIST.

HE BAPTIZED US BACK IN

MAY.

HE JUST KIND OF SHOWS US

THE WAY, ALONG WITH OUR

PARENTS.

Wendy: I SAW YOU

CATCH A COOL WAVE.

HOW DID THAT FEEL?

IT WAS PRETTY

ENJOYABLE.

THEY TIE IN A LOT INTO THE

BIBLE, LIKE THE LEASH

BEING ATTACHED TO YOUR

BOARD IS LIKE YOUR

LIFELINE.

Wendy: WHAT DO YOU

LIKE ABOUT SURF CAMP?

I LEARNED I CAN STILL

SURF, EVEN AT MY AGE.

AND TO BE ABLE TO DO IT

WITH MY SON IS EVEN MORE

EXCITING.

Wendy: IF YOU THOUGHT

YOU COULD NEVER SURF,

THAT'S WHAT I THOUGHT.

AND GUESS WHAT?

I WAS WRONG.

*

Wendy: BEN SAYS

ADULTS HAVE MORE FEARS

ABOUT SURFING THAN KIDS.

WE HAVE TO OVERCOME ALL

OF THE FEARS OF WHY THEY

CAN'T.

FEAR IS SOMETHING THAT THE

WORLD TAUGHT US.

SO WHEN YOU BREAKTHROUGH

THAT, WHEN YOU PUSH

THROUGH AND SEE THAT, WOW,

YOU REALLY CAN, IT REALLY

DOES CHANGE YOU.

IT IS, LIKE, WHERE DID WE

LEARN WE COULDN'T?

Wendy: AND BEN ALSO

LIKES TO EASE FEARS ABOUT

WHAT IS UNDER THE WATER.

THAT'S WHY I

INCORPORATE PRAYER.

I BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF

PRAYER.

GOD HAS DEFINITELY KEPT ME

SAFE.

WE GET SHARKS A LOT IN THE

WATER.

WE'RE PUTTING OUR FAITH

INTO ACTION AND WE'RE

DEPENDING ON GOD TO KEEP

US SAFE.

WE'RE NOT ON THE SHARK'S

MENU.

Wendy: FOR BEN,

SURFING IS NOT ONLY A

PASSION, BUT A WAY TO

REACH PEOPLE THAT MAY

NEVER ENTER A CHURCH WITH

THE LOVE OF JESUS.

I REALLY DO FEEL LIKE

I'M SERVING THE LORD WHEN

I'M SURFING BECAUSE IT IS

A TALENT THAT HE GAVE ME.

I FEEL LIKE I'M GLORIFYING

HIM WITH THAT.

IT IS OPEN DOORS FOR ME

TO, YOU KNOW, SHARE THE

GRACE THAT HE HAS SHED

UPON ME.

Wendy: WENDY

GRIFFITH, CBN NEWS,

PENSACOLA, FLORIDA.

Efrem: AND FOR MORE

INFORMATION ON INNER LIFE

SURF CAMPS, YOU CAN LOG ON

TO cbn.com.

> STAY WITH US.

WE'RE COMING RIGHT BACK.

Efrem: IT IS NOW TIME

FOR A MESSAGE WE HOPE WILL

INSPIRE YOU AND MOTIVATE

YOU TO POST, TAG, TWEET,

AND SHARE WITH OTHERS.

WE CALL THIS YOUR TUESDAY

TWEETABLE.

THE MESSAGE TODAY IS: GOD

IS HUNGRY FOR YOU AND YOUR

TIME.

PERHAPS THAT'S WHY YOU'RE

IN THIS MOMENT OF

DISCOMFORT.

REMEMBER TO SEEK YEE FIRST

THE KINGDOM, AND ALL THESE

THINGS WILL BE ADDED.

BE SURE GOD IS YOUR

PRIORITY AND YOU'RE

SEEKING HIM ABOVE ALL

ELSE.

MAKE THIS A TERRIFIC

TUESDAY.

THAT IS GOING TO DO IT NOW

FOR THIS EDITION OF CBN

"NEWSWATCH".

YOU CAN FIND MORE OF OUR

EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE OF THE

ISSUES YOU CARE MOST ABOUT

AT cbnnews.com.

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YOU.

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