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CBN NewsWatch: September 2, 2015

On CBN Newswatch, Sept. 2: Migrants stranded as Hungary Rail ban continues; Search on for suspects in deadly police shooting; P. Parenthood vendor: intact fetuses 'just fell out'; and more. Read Transcript


Efrem: TODAY ON

"NEWSWATCH," MORE

DEMOCRATS ARE SAYING YES

AS IRANIAN LEADERS CALL

AMERICA THE GREAT SATAN.

THE QUESTION IS: PRESIDENT

OBAMA'S DEAL BE A NUCLEAR

GIFT TO THE IRANIAN

REGIME.

PLUS...SOUNDING THE ALARM,

WHY MARK LEVINE SAYS

AMERICA IS HEADED TO A

VERY DARK PLACE AND WHAT

NEEDS TO BE DONE ABOUT IT.

THE PRINCIPALS CALLED

ME INTO THEIR OFFICE, AND

THEY SAID, I DON'T KNOW

WHAT YOU'RE SAYING IN

THESE MEETINGS, I DON'T

KNOW WHAT YOU'RE DOING AND

THESE MEETINGS, BUT

WHATEVER YOU'RE DOING,

BECAUSE GANGS ARE COMING

IN AND SAYING WE DON'T

WANT TO BE PART OF OUR

GANGS NO MORE.

HELP US.

SEE HOW THEY ARE

TRANSFORMING GANGS IN

CALIFORNIA.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR

JOINING US FOR CBN

"NEWSWATCH."

I'M EFREM GRAHAM.

PRESIDENT OBAMA IS CLOSER

TO CLAIMING A MAJOR

FOREIGN POLICY GOAL.

TWO MORE DEMOCRATIC

SENATORS HAVE COME OUT IN

SUPPORT OF HIS

CONTROVERSIAL IRANIAN

DEAL.

AND IRANIAN HARDLINERS

CONTINUE TO OPENLY

CONSPIRE AGAINST THE

UNITED STATES AND ISRAEL.

GEORGE THOMAS IS ON THE

STORY.

George: SENATORS

CHRIS CUNES AND BOB

CASEY'S SUPPORT MEANS

PRESIDENT OBAMA IS ONE

VOTE AWAY FROM CLAIMING

VICTORY ON HIS

CONTROVERSIAL IRANIAN

NUCLEAR AGREEMENT IN THE

SENATE.

33 SENATORS HAVE NOW

BACKED THE DEAL.

THE PRESIDENT NEEDS 34 TO

UP HOLD HIS VETO OF A

REPUBLICAN MEASURE DID

APPROVING OF THE IRAN

DEAL.

CONGRESS HAS UNTIL

SEPTEMBER 17th TO VOTE

FOR OR AGAINST THE

AGREEMENT.

AT THE STATE DEPARTMENT,

OFFICIALS CONTINUE TO

STRESS THE PRESIDENT'S

STATEMENT, THAT THE U.S.

WOULD STILL IMPOSE FURTHER

SANCTIONS, SHOULD IRAN

CHANGE ITS BEHAVIOR

TOWARDS THE DEAL, AND THE

PLAN WOULD PREVENT IRAN

FROM BECOMING A NUCLEAR

POWER.

WE'VE BEEN VERY CLEAR

ABOUT WHAT THIS AGREEMENT

IS ABOUT, ABOUT STOPPING

IRAN FROM GETTING A

NUCLEAR WEAPON.

Reporter: BOUT BUT

OPPONENTS SAY THE DEAL

WILL HAVE THE OPPOSITE

EFFECT.

THIS IS IN, IN FACT, A

PATHWAY TO IRAN HAVING A

NUCLEAR WEAPON.

Reporter: BOYKIN AND

NEARLY TWO OTHER ADMIRALS

AND GENERALS APPEALED IN A

LETTER TO REJECT THE DEAL.

THEY SAY THE AGREEMENT

ALSO GIVES IRAN ACCESS TO

MORE MONEY TO FUND TERROR

GROUPS AROUND THE WORLD.

THERE WILL BE

$150 BILLION, I'VE HEARD

ESTIMATES OVER A FIVE-YEAR

PERIOD, THAT RUN AS MUCH

AS $700 BILLION, THAT IS

GOING TO GO INTO THE COF

FERS OF A VERY ROGUE

ISLAMIC REGIME, AND THAT

MEANS OTHER TERRORIST

ORGANIZATIONS ARE GOING TO

GET A LOT OF MONEY WHICH

THEY CAN USE AGAINST THEIR

TWO PRIMARY ENEMIES, WHICH

IS ISRAEL AND AMERICA.

George: REPUBLICANS

ARE PLANNING TO PUSH NEW

LEGISLATION FOR SANCTIONS,

TARGETING THE FINANCES OF

IRANIAN INSTITUTIONS THAT

SUPPORT TERROR.

ONE OF THEM IS TEHRAN'S

ELITE MILITARY UNIT,

ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY

GUARDS.

ON TUESDAY, THE UNIT'S

COMMANDER ISSUED THIS

WARNING.

AMERICA IS STILL THE

GREAT SATAN.

A SENTIMENT THAT WAS ALSO

ECHOED THE SAME DAY DURING

THE OPENING SESSION OF

IRAN'S POWERFUL CLERICAL

BODY.

THIS NUCLEAR DEAL WILL,

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES,

ALTER OUR COUNTRY'S

FOREIGN POLICY.

THE REPUBLIC OF IRAN

CONSIDERS THE U.S. ITS

NUMBER ONE ENEMY.

George: GEORGE

THOMAS, CBN NEWS.

Efrem: THOUSANDS OF

MIGRANTS STUCK OUTSIDE

HUNGARY'S MAIN TRAIN

STATION AS POLICE BLOCKED

THEM FROM BOARDING TRAINS

TO AU AUSTRIA AS WELL AS

GERMANY.

THEY ARE NOT ALLOWING THE

MIGRANTS TO REACH OTHER

COUNTRIES IN THE U.S.

MORE THAN 150,000 MIGRANTS

HAVE CROSSED INTO HUNGARY

THIS YEAR, BUT DOZENS ARE

DYING EVERY DAY AS THEY

TRY TO FLEE THE VIOLENCE

AND POLITICAL CRISIS IN

THE MIDDLE EAST.

AT LEAST 11 MIGRANTS DIED

THIS WEEK AND FIVE ARE

MISSING AFTER THEIR BOAT

CAPSIZED.

AND FIVE TERROR SUSPECTS

POSING AS REFUGEES WERE

ARRESTED AT THE BORDER

BETWEEN BULLARY AND MAS

DONE NA.

MASDONIA.

FEDERAL AGENTS,

S.W.A.T. TEAMS ARE

SEARCHING FOR THREE

SUSPECTS IN A DEADLY

POLICE SHOOTING.

OFFICER JOSEPH GLENOWITZ

WAS SHOT TO DEATH ON

TUESDAY.

THE PEOPLE IN THE

COMMUNITY ARE MOURNING THE

LOSS OF HIM.

AND THE PEOPLE IN TEXAS

ARE MOURNING THE LOSS OF A

POLICE OFFICER WHO WAS

GUNNED DOWN AT A GAS

STATION.

ONE PASTOR WALKED 24 MILES

AS HE PRAYED AROUND THE

PERIMETER OF THE

NEIGHBORHOOD WHERE DEPUTY

DARREN GOFORTH WAS KILLED.

THEY'RE ALL HURTING AND

THEIR HEARTS ARE BREAKING

OVER THIS TRAGEDY.

I'M PRAYING FOR THEIR

PROTECTION.

FOR THEIR PEACE.

I'M PRAYING FOR THE BOYS

IN BLUE.

Efrem: THE PASTOR HAS

COMPLETED THIS WALK FOUR

TIMES IN THE PAST YEAR.

> MORE VOLATILITY ON

WALL STREET AT CONCERNS

OVER CHINA'S ECONOMY

PLUNGED.

ALL THREE MAJOR U.S. STOCK

INDEXES FELL BRIEFLY INTO

CORRECTION TERRITORY LAST

WEEK, AND NOW THEY'RE BACK

DOWN ABOUT 10% FROM THEIR

HIGHS.

OVER IN CHINA, STOCKS

REVERSED SOME SHARP LOSSES

TODAY.

THE BIG UPS AND DOWNS ARE

LIKELY TO CONTINUE IN THE

U.S. AS WELL.

> MORE HORRIFIC

DESCRIPTIONS OF THE SCENES

TAKING PLACE IN PLANNED

PARENTHOOD CLINICS WHERE

ABORTED BABIES ARE

HARVESTED AND SOLD FOR

MEDICAL RESEARCH.

THIS IS FROM THE LATEST

UNDERCOVER VIDEO RELEASED

BY THE CENTER FOR MEDICAL

PROGRESS.

I LITERALLY HAVE HAD

WOMEN COME IN THEY'RE BACK

OUT IN THREE MINUTES.

Efrem: THAT'S THE

PROCUREMENT MANAGER FOR

ADVANCED BIORESOURCES, A

COMPANY THAT HAS HARVESTED

AND SOLD BABY BODY PARTS

FOR MORE THAN A DECADE.

PLANNED PARENTHOOD ADMITS

THAT A.B.R. PAYS THEM $6060

PER SPECIMEN.

MEMBERS OF CONGRESS HAVE

PROPOSED LEGISLATION TO

CUT TAXPAYER FUNDS FOR

PLANNED PARENTHOOD.

MITCH McCONNELL SAYS

SUCH A BILL WILL NEVER

PASS AS LONG AS PRESIDENT

OBAMA IS IN OFFICE.

> KIM DAVIS REFUSE TO

GRANT MARRIAGE LICENSES

FOR SAME-SEX COUPLES BASED

ON HER RELIGIOUS BELIEFS,

EVEN AFTER THE GOVERNOR

ORDERED HER TO DO SO OR

RESIGN.

SHE APPEALED HER COURT ALL

THE WAY TO THE SUPREME

COURT AND LOSS.

THEY WANT THE JUDGE TO

FINE HER, BUT NOT SEND HER

TO JAIL.

SHE SAYS HER STAND IS NOT

ABOUT GAYS OR LESBIANS,

BUT ABOUT RELIGIOUS

LIBERTY.

SHE AND SIX DEPUTY CLERKS

WILL HAVE TO APPEAR IN

COURT ON THURSDAY MORNING.

> POPULAR READY SHOW

HOST AND AUTHOR MARK

LEVINE HAS A STRONGER

WARNING FOR AMERICANS IN

HIS NEW BOOK CALLED

"PLUNDER AND DECEIT."

HE POINTS OUT THE

GOVERNMENT IS GETTING TOO

BIG AND OPPRESSIVE, AND IT

IS TAKING AWAY YOUR

FUTURE.

HIS BOOK HAS HIT NUMBER

ONE ON THE NEW YORK

SOMETIMES BEST-SELLER

LIST.

DAVID BRODY RECENTLY SAT

DOWN WITH HIM FOR A CLOSER

LOOK AT HIS MESSAGE.

David: ON THE RADIO,

MARK LEVINE PULLS KNOW

PUNCHES WITH HIS MILLIONS

OF LISTENERS.

WE'RE FIGHTING FOR OUR

CONSTITUTION.

WHAT ARE THEY FIGHTING

FOR?

TO TAKE IT ALL AWAY FROM

US.

David: IN HIS LATEST

BOOK, "PLUNDER AND

DECEIT," HE HAS A STRONG

WARNING FOR AMERICA,

TAKING DIRECT AIM AT WHAT

HE SEES AS A THREAT POSED

BY A GROWINGING, POWERFUL

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

IT IS MORE OPPRESSIVE

AND COERCIVE, AND IT IS

TRANSITIONING INTO

SOMETHING THAT IS NOT

CONSTITUTION.

David: A CLINICAL,

FACTUAL DISECTION OF HOW

LIBERAL FEDERAL POLICIES

ARE RUINING THE FUTURE.

FUTURE GENERATIONS

DON'T PHONE.

THEY DON'T EXIST YET.

SO THEY KEEP STEALING FROM

THEM AND ROBBING FROM

THEM, WHICH MEANS THEY'RE

GOING TO HAVE LIMITED

LIBERTY.

THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE

LIMITED OPPORTUNITY,

LIMITED WEALTH CREATION.

AND WE'RE SPENDING IT ALL

TODAY.

THIS IS SOMETHING THAT IS

REALLY UNBELIEVABLE, THAT

WE ARE STEALING FROM

UNBORN BABIES.

LORD KNOWS HOW FAR INTO

THE FUTURE.

David: JUST ONE OF

HIS EXAMPLES OF THE

DANGERS AMERICA AND THE

NEXT GENERATION FACE:

SOCIAL SECURITY.

THE LONG TIME ENTITLEMENT

PROGRAM NEEDS CHANGES TO

SURVIVE.

AND WHILE SOLUTIONS TO

CHANGE IT HAVE BEEN AROUND

FOR YEARS, NOTHING IS

BEING DONE.

NOT ONLY THAT, LEVINE LAYS

OUT THE CASE THAT SOCIAL

SECURITY IS ALREADY

TECHNICALLY BANKRUPT.

I DON'T EVEN THINK

PEOPLE WHO RECEIVE THESE

BENEFITS KNOW WHAT IS

GOING ON.

MANY DON'T KNOW THAT THE

MONEY DOESN'T EXIST.

ALL OF THAT MONEY THEY

PAID INTO THE SYSTEM --

THERE IS NO SYSTEM.

THAT MONEY WAS TAKEN AND

SPENT THE SECOND IT WAS

TAKEN ON OTHER GOVERNMENT

PROJECTS AND OTHER

GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS.

David: SO WHERE DOES

THIS LEAD THE NEXT

GENERATION?

WHAT CAN BE DONE?

HOW DO YOU GET YOUNGER

AMERICANS, THE NEXT

GENERATION, IF YOU WILL,

INVOLVED IN THESE ISSUES

AND TO TAKE NOTICE OF WHAT

IS GOING ON IN THIS

COUNTRY?

ONE AT A TIME.

THERE ARE MILLIONS AND

MILLIONS OF PARENTS AND

GRANDPARENTS WHO KNOW

EXACTLY WHAT I'M TALKING

ABOUT, AND THEY'RE WORRIED

ABOUT WHAT IS GOING ON IN

THIS COUNTRY, AND THEY

KNOW, AS I KNOW,

INTUITIVELY AND THROUGH

INTELLECT, THAT THE

COUNTRY IS HEADED IN A

VERY BAD PLACE, AND IT IS

MOVING THERE VERY, VERY

QUICKLY.

David: LEVINE SEES

PLUNDER AND DECEIT AS A

PAMPHLET TO EQUIP

COMMUNITIES WITH FACTS

THAT THEY'LL SHARE WITH

OTHERS IN A VARIETY OF

SETTINGS.

IN THE HOME, DURING THE

HOLIDAYS, AT THE DINNER

TABLE, AT THE BREAKFAST

TABLE, IF THEY'RE YOUNGER,

WHEN YOU'RE PUTTING YOUR

KIDS TO BED -- THOSE ARE

THE CIRCUMSTANCES THAT WE

AS PARENTS AND

GRANDPARENTS HAVE MORE

INFLUENCE ON OUR CHILDREN

AND GRANDCHILDREN THAN WE

CAN POSSIBLY KNOW.

David: HE BELIEVES

CHAIRVELCHANGE WON'T COME FROM

WASHINGTON.

HE BELIEVES CHANGE COMES

FROM WE, THE PEOPLE,

BECAUSE HE BELIEVES THAT

IDEAS STIR UP ACTION TO

LEAD TO CONSEQUENCES.

I THINK TENS OF

MILLIONS OF US ARE

EXTREMELY CONCERNED ABOUT

WHERE THIS COUNTRY IS

GOING.

MAYBE WE'RE IN THE

MAJORITY, MAYBE WE'RE NOT.

I DON'T KNOW.

BUT THERE ARE TENS OF

MILLIONS OF US.

AND THAT'S A BIG ARMY OF

PEOPLE.

IF THOUSANDS OF US, NOT

EVEN MILLIONS OF US,

REALLY TAKE THIS

SERIOUSLY, YOU DON'T KNOW

WHERE WE CAN GO WITH THIS

BECAUSE IN THIS GREAT

COUNTRY THERE ARE MANY

GREAT PEOPLE WHO WILL DO

MANY GREAT THINGS.

David: DAVID BRODY,

CBN NEWS, WASHINGTON.

Efrem: COMING UP,

NATURAL DISASTERS NEVER

LET UP, AND THE CHURCH

NEVER STOPS SERVING.

SEE WHO IS BRINGING HOPE

TO VICTIMS OF MYANMAR'S

FLOOD.

Efrem: MUCH OF

MYANMAR, FORMERLY KNOWN AS

BURMA, IS UNDER WATER

AFTER HEAVY RAINS AND MASS

FLOODING.

IT IS AFFECTING MORE THAN

A MILLION PEOPLE.

EVEN THOUGH PEOPLE ARE

DEALING

WITH TOO MUCH

WATER EVERYWHERE, THEY

STILL NEED SAFE, CLEAN

WATER TO DRINK.

AS CORRESPONDENT LUCILLE

TALUSEN REPORTS, CBN

DISASTER RELIEF TEAMS ARE

ON THE GROUND WITH THAT

MUCH-NEEDED HELP.

Reporter: IN RECENT

YEARS, THE PEOPLE OF

MYANMAR HAVE EXPERIENCED

REMARKABLE FREEDOM AND

PROGRESS.

BUT DESPITE POLITICAL AND

ECONOMIC CHANGES, MANY

COMMUNITIES LIKE THIS

VILLAGE STILL LACK CLEAN,

PORTABLE WATER.

DURING THIS RAINY SEASON,

IN THE MANY FLOODED AREAS

HERE IN MYANMAR, THE

PEOPLE ARE HOPING FOR THE

RAINS TO STOP.

BUT IN THIS VILLAGE, THEY

ARE WELCOMING THE RAIN TO

FILL UP THESE WATER

CONTAINERS BECAUSE THIS

RAIN WATER IS WHAT THEY

USE FOR

COOKING, FOR

BATHING, AND ALSO FOR

DRINKING.

IN THE SUMMER MONTHS,

PEOPLE GET WATER FROM

MANMADE PONDS, AND BECAUSE

OF THE LACK OF CLEAN

WATER, PEOPLE GET SICK

FROM DIARRHEA AND SKIN

DISEASES.

FOR MORE THAN FOUR YEARS,

THIS PASTOR PRAYED EVERY

NIGHT THAT GOD WOULD

PROVIDE CLEAN WATER FOR

THEIR VILLAGE.

WE PRAYED FOR CLEAN

WATER FOR OUR VILLAGE

BECAUSE OUR CHILDREN WERE

GETTING SICK.

SCABIES WAS COMMON TO THE

CHILDREN BECAUSE OF THE

DIRTY WATER, AND MY

DAUGHTER HAD IT, TOO.

Reporter: ACCORDING

TO THIS

PASTOR, SEVERAL

ATTEMPTS TO DIG WELLS HERE

FAILED UNTIL CBN

HUMANITARIAN AND DISASTER

RELIEF

CAME

TO PARTNER

WITH THE CHURCH AND THE

LOCAL PEOPLE TO BUILD A

WELL.

ORGANIZATIONS CAME, BUT

IT DID NOT WORK OUT

BECAUSE THEY DID NOT DIG

DEEP ENOUGH FOR THE WATER

TO COME OUT.

WE INVOLVED THE

COMMUNITY IN OUR PROJECTS.

WE ALSO DUG THE WELL IN

THE CHURCH COMPOUND SO

MORE PEOPL

E

CAN COME, AND

JUST LIKE WHAT IT SAYS IN

THE BIBLE, JESUS SAID,

THOSE WHO ARE THIRSTY,

COME TO ME AND YOU WILL

NOT THIRST ANYMORE.

HOPEFULLY WHEN THEY

COME TO GET WATER HERE,

THEY CAN ALSO TRY TO JOIN

THE CHURCH.

I BELIEVE CBN IS

GOD-SENT.

BECAUSE OF THE WATER, THE

PEOPLE EVEN FROM OTHER

VILLAGES COME TO OUR

CHURCH.

NOT ONLY DO THEY GET

PHYSICAL WATER, BUT THEY

RECEIVE THE LIVING WATER

AS THEY GET TO KNOW MORE

ABOUT JESUS.

WE ARE HAPPY BECAUSE WE

DON'T HAVE TO BUY CLEAN

WATER AND OUR CHILDREN CAN

TAKE A BATH WITH CLEAN

WATER.

MY DAUGHTER'S SCABIES WILL

SOON BE HEALED.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, CBN.

GOD BLESS YOU AND GOD USE

YOU MORE.

THANK YOU, CBN.

Reporter: CBN IS

COMMITTED TO HELPING THE

PEOPLE OF MYANMAR IN THE

LONG-TERM.

WELLS ARE PROPOSED FOR

DRILLING IN EIGHT OTHER

VILLAGES LATER THIS YEAR.

LUCILLE TALUSEN, CBN NEWS,

YANGGONG.

Efrem: UP NEXT, WE'RE

TAKING YOU TO THE HOTTEST

CLUB ON CAMPUS, THE BIBLE

CLUB.

SEE HOW ONE MAN IS LEADING

A REVIVAL ACROSS

CALIFORNIA'S PUBLIC

SCHOOLS.

CHARGERS

Efrem: NEARLY 11,000

PEOPLE ACCEPTED JESUS

CHRIST AS THEIR LORD AND

SAVIOR THIS PAST WEEKEND.

IT HAPPENED AT THE

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

HARVEST CRUSADE WITH GREG

LAURIE.

HERE IS THE CHOICE

BEFORE YOU TONIGHT: YOU

CAN GO AWAY SAD, YOU CAN

GO AWAY MAD, OR YOU CAN GO

AWAY GLAD.

IT'S UP TO YOU.

YOU CAN BELIEVE WHAT GOD

SAYS IN HIS WORD, PUT YOUR

FAITH IN JESUS, AND LEAVE

THIS PLACE WITH JOY AND

HAPPINESS IN YOUR LIFE AND

THE

HOPE OF HEAVEN

WHEN

YOU DIE.

Efrem: IN ADDITION TO

10,451 MAKING A PROFESSION

OF FAITH IN CHRIST, MORE

THAN 300 OTHERS DID THE

SAME THROUGH A LIVE

INTERNET BROADCAST.

AROUND 105,000 PEOPLE

GATHERED FOR THE EVENT AT

ANGEL STADIUM.

AND ALSO IN SOUTHERN

CALIFORNIA, THOUSANDS OF

STUDENTS ARE HEADED BACK

TO SCHOOL, BUT THEY'RE

ALSO HEADED BACK TO BIBLE

CLUB.

THOSE CLUBS ARE SAVING

SOME TEENAGERS FROM GANGS,

DRUGS, AND EVEN DEATH.

IT IS EVEN BEING CALLED A

HIGH SCHOOL REVIVAL.

CALIFORNIA, BEST KNOWN FOR

ITS SANDY BEACHES,

MOVIE-MAKING AND

HOLLYWOOD'S RICH AND

FAMOUS.

THIS MAN IS PRAYING FOR

THE GOLDEN STATE TO BE

KNOWN FOR A GREAT REVIVAL.

BRIAN BARCELONA SPEAKS AT

HIGH SCHOOL BIBLE CLUB

MEETINGS, AND STUDENTS ARE

PAYING ATTENTION.

GANG-BANGERS INCLUDED.

I'LL NEVER FORGET WHEN

I FINISHED, THERE WAS THIS

AWKWARD PAUSE IN THE ROOM.

AND THIS GANG-BANGER

STANDS ON HIS FEET, AND HE

LOOKS AT ME AND SAYS, WHAT

DOEDO I HAVE TO DO TO BE

SAVED.

THE PRINCIPALS PULLED ME

INTO THEIR OFFICE, AND HE

SAYS, LOOK, I DON'T KNOW

WHAT YOU'RE SAYING IN

THESE MEETINGS, AND I

DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE

DOING IN THESE MEETINGS,

BUT WHATEVER UAR YOU'RE DOING,

KEEP DOING IT BECAUSE A

GANG PERSON CAME INTO HIS

OFFICE AND SAID, I DON'T

WANT TO BE PART OF THE

GANG ANYMORE.

HELP ME.

LITERALLY WHAT "ONE

VOICE" DOES IS WE COME

ALONGSIDE OF THE STUDENT

AND SAY, WHAT ARE YOUR

DREAMS.

IF MONEY WASN'T AS ISSUE

OR TIME WASN'T AN ISSUE,

WHAT WOULD YOU BELIEVE FOR

GOD TO DO IN YOUR SCHOOL?

Efrem: IN SIX YEARS,

HE HAS GROWN FROM ONE

SCHOOL TO 20.

I WAS LIKE, MAN, THIS

GUY IS LEGIT.

THE BIGGEST CHANGE IS

MY ATTITUDE.

I USED TO BE, LIKE,

NOTHING GETS ME.

I ASKED THEM TO PRAY

FOR ME, AND RIGHT THERE I

CRIED SO MUCH BECAUSE I

KNEW THAT I WAS DOING SO

WRONG.

Efrem: HUNDREDS

ATTEND BIBLE CLUB MEETINGS

AS ROOSEVELT HIGH SCHOOL,

ONE OF THE ONLY SCHOOLS

WITH A PLANNED PARENTHOOD

CLINIC ON SITE.

FREE PIZZA DRAWS SOME

FIRST-TIMERS.

COME ON IN, THERE IS

PIZZA.

Efrem: BUT THE

MESSAGE BRIAN PREACHES

KEEPS THEM COMING BACK.

THEY ENCOURAGED ME TO

SEEK GOD MORE AND TO SEEK

THIS DEEPER RELATIONSHIP.

I REALLY LEARNED A LOT AND

GAINED WISDOM FROM THEIR

TEACHINGS.

I LOVED THAT THEY

BROUGHT JESUS INTO MY LIFE

BECAUSE NOW I'M SO MUCH

MORE POSITIVE, THE WAY I

SEE THINGS, THAN BEFORE.

IT CHANGED ME SO DEEPLY.

I LOVE BIBLE STUDY.

LITTLE BY LITTLE,

COMING TO THE LOVE CLUB,

PRAYING AND WORSHIPPING,

IT HAS HELPED ME, LIKE,

FIND MYSELF.

Efrem: BIBLE CLUB

LESSONS AT ONE SCHOOL LED

STUDENTS TO TAKE A TRIP TO

THE BEACH, TO BE BAPTIZED.

MANY PEOPLE WOULD SAY, AND

YOU HINTED AT THIS, HOW ON

EARTH IS THIS HAPPENING IN

A PUBLIC SCHOOL?

WELL, EVERY SCHOOL IS

ALLOWED CLUBS.

THE CHESS CLUB, ISLAM

CLUB, CATHOLIC CLUB, MATH

CLUB.

AND THERE ARE ALSO BIBLE

CLUBS.

THE WHOLE THING IS IT HAS

TO BE STUDENT LED, STUDENT

LED.

Efrem: SOME SCHOOL

STAFF MEMBERS EMBRACE THE

CLUBS BECAUSE THEY SEE

IMPROVEMENT IN THEIR

STUDENTS' ATTITUDES,

BEHAVIOR, AND GRADES.

BRIAN HAS SEEN EVEN BIGGER

CHANGES.

THERE WAS AN ANONYMOUS

LETTER LEFT IN THE

CLASSROOM THAT WE WERE

MEETING IN, TO THE BIBLE

CLUB PRESIDENT, TO THE GUY

WHO PREACHED.

THEY DIDN'T EVEN KNOW MY

NAME.

IT WAS A THANK YOU LETTER.

IT READ SOMETHING LIKE,

YESTERDAY NIGHT I WAS

PLANNING ON KILLING

MYSELF, BUT DURING SCHOOL

I WENT TO YOUR MEETING AND

I FOUND HOPE AND TODAY I'M

ALIVE.

* YOU'RE BEAUTIFULLY AND

WONDERFULLY MADE *

Efrem: THE LETTER HIT

HOME.

AND IT WAS ALSO A YOUTH

GROUP MEETING THAT SAVED

BRIAN'S LIFE WHEN HE WAS

16.

WERE YOU A CHRISTIAN IN

HIGH SCHOOL?

I WAS NOT UNTIL MY

SENIOR YEAR.

Efrem: WHAT HAPPENED?

MY SENIOR YEAR COMES

AND I WAS AN ATHEIST

BEFORE THAT AND I DIDN'T

BELIEVE IN GOD.

GROWING UP, MY FAMILY USED

TO GO TO CHURCH AND THEN

THEY STOPPED.

AND I THOUGHT, THERE IS NO

WAY THERE COULD BE A GOD.

I MOVED IN WITH MY MOM AND

RAN INTO AN OLD-TIME

FRIEND NAMED ALBERT, AND

HE STARTS INVITING ME

EVERY WEEK TO THE YOUTH

GROUP.

FINALLY ONE DAY HE SAYS,

IF YOU COME TO THE YOUTH

GROUP TONIGHT, I WILL BUY

YOU A JAMBA JUICE.

I SAID, WELL, MAN, FREE

JAMBA JUICE -- WHAT TIME

YOU GOING TO PICK ME UP.

I REMEMBER I STOOD UP IN

THAT CHURCH, AND I SAID,

JESUS, I DON'T KNOW IF

YOU'RE REAL, I'VE HEARD

YOU DIED ON THE CROSS, BUT

IF YOU'RE REAL, I DARE YOU

TO TOUCH ME.

AND AS SOON AS I SAID

THAT, I FELT THIS CRAZY

LOVE COME OVER MY BODY,

AND I JUST STARTED

WEEPING.

Efrem: THE ATHEIST

BECAME A BELIEVER, AND GOD

HAS USED BRIAN TO REACH

YOUNG PEOPLE SINCE THAT

DAY.

HE SAYS IT IS NOT BECAUSE

HE IS GOOD, BUT BECAUSE HE

IS AVAILABLE.

Efrem: AND "ONE

VOICE" IS NOW LOOKING TO

EXPAND IN OTHER STATES

ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

STAY WITH US.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

Efrem: THE 6-FOOT

TALL STATUE KNOWN AS BIG

MOUNTAIN JESUS CAN REMAIN

ON U.S. FOREST SERVICE

PROPERTY IN MONTANA.

A THREE-JUDGE PANEL FROM A

FEDERAL APPEALS COURT HAS

REJECTED A LAWSUIT AGAINST

THE STATUE.

IT WAS BROUGHT BY THE

FREEDOM FOR RELIGION

FOUNDATION.

THE COURT RULES THE STATUE

SERVES A PRIMARILY SECULAR

PURPOSE.

THE STATUE WAS ERECTED ON

THE SKI SLOPE IN 1954 BY

THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS.

IT HONORS WORLD WAR II

VETERANS WHO FOUGHT IN THE

ALPS.

IT IS ALSO INCLUDED IN THE

NATIONAL REGISTER OF

HISTORIC PLACES.

> IT IS NOW TIME FOR

YOUR WEDNESDAY WORD.

TODAY'S WORD IS

"OVERWHELMING."

NO MATTER HOW GOOD OR BAD

YOU MAY THINK YOU HAVE GOT

IT, I CHALLENGE YOU TO

PAUSE AND REALLY THINK

ABOUT GOD'S LOVE AND GRACE

TOWARDS YOU.

GOD'S LOVE IS

OVERWHELMING.

HE IS WAITING WITH OPEN

ARMS, NO MATTER HOW MANY

TIMES WE FALL, WALK AWAY,

OR SIMPLY IGNORE HIM.

STOP AND SAY THANK YOU

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