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Christian World News - October 9, 2015

This Week on Christian World News: Churches closed and pastors jailed, yet Christian leaders believe God is transforming their Muslim nation. Plus, she survived a deadly rampage. How a friend's final act saved this pastor's daughter. And, this ... Read Transcript


Wendy: THIS WEEK ON

"CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS,"

CHURCHES CLOSED AND

PASTORS JAILED.

STILL, CHRISTIAN LEADERS

BELIEVE GOD IS

TRANSFORMING THEIR MUSLIM

NATIONS.

PLUS...SHE SURVIVED A

DEADLY RAMPAGE.

HOW A FRIEND'S FINAL ACT

SAVED THIS PASTOR'S

DAUGHTER.

> AND THIS MAN HITS ROCK

BOTTOM AND LEARNED THAT

SERVING WAS THE WAY BACK.

IN THE FACE OF VIOLENCE

AND JAIL, INDONESIA'S

CHURCH IS ADDING MORE

PEOPLE EVERY DAY.

WELCOME, EVERYONE, TO

"CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS."

I'M WENDY GRIFFITH.

GEORGE THOMAS IS ON

ASSIGNMENT.

RADICAL MUSLIMS ARE

PRESSURING OFFICIALS TO

CLOSE CHURCHES AND JAIL

PASTORS IN INDONESIA.

THAT'S NOT ALL.

THE MILITANTS STIR UP

VIOLENT MOBS TO DESTROY

THE BUILDINGS AND THREATEN

BELIEVERS, BUT THAT IS NOT

STOPPING THE CHURCH FROM

GROWING IN THE WORLD'S

LARGEST MUSLIM-POPULATED

NATION.

LUCILLE TALUSAN REPORTS

FROM WEST JAFFA.

Reporter: SHOUTING,

THESE MUSLIMS PROTESTORS

ARE DEMANDING THAT A

CHRISTIAN CHURCH BE SHUT

DOWN.

SCENES LIKE THESE ARE

COMMON IN SOME

MUSLIM-DOMINATED AREAS IN

INDONESIA.

Reporter: INDONESIA'S

MOST RADICAL ISLAMIC

GROUP, THE ISLAMIC

DEFENDERS' FUND, IS THE

DRIVING FORCE BEHIND THE

CHURCH CLOSURES.

MANY TIMES IT TURNS

VIOLENT, LIKE THIS SCENE

OF RADICAL MUSLIMS

STORMING A PENTECOSTAL

CHURCHMENT.

>CHURCH.

ANGRY MEMBERS OF THE

ISLAMIC DEFENDERS FRONT

BARGED INTO OUR CHURCH AND

DESTROYED OUR INSTRUMENTS,

CHAIRS, EVERYTHING.

IT HAS BEEN MORE THAN A

YEAR SINCE I PASSED ALL

REQUIREMENTS TO OBTAIN A

LEGAL PERMIT FOR OUR

CHURCH, BUT THE LOCAL

GOVERNMENT DID NOT PAY

ATTENTION TO IT.

AND BECAUSE I WAS HOLDING

SUNDAY SERVICE WITHOUT A

PERMIT, THEY PUT ME IN

JAIL FOR THREE MONTHS.

MY ARREST WAS ILLEGAL, BUT

THE POLICE ARRESTED ME

BECAUSE THE ANGRY MUSLIMS

WERE RAIDING OUTSIDE THE

CHURCH.

Reporter: BUT EVEN

BEHIND BARS, PASTOR

BERNARD CONTINUED TO SHARE

GOD'S MESSAGE.

CHRISTIANS INSIDE THE

PRISON INVITED ME TO GIVE

THE SERMON.

I PREACHED THAT GOD NEVER

LEAVES US, AND HE IS

PRESENT IN EACH OF OUR

SITUATIONS.

THIS BLESSED THE

PRISONERS, INCLUDING THE

MUSLIMS.

THEY ASKED ME TO PRAY FOR

THEM.

AND WHEN I LAID HANDS ON

THE SICK, THEY GOT WELL.

Reporter: FOR SEVERAL

MONTHS PASTOR BERNARD'S

CHURCH HELD SERVICES IN AN

OPEN FIELD.

TODAY THEY ARE WORSHIPPING

IN PRIVATE HOMES.

PASTOR CALEB'S CHURCH HAS

NOT BEEN TARGETED BY THE

RADICAL MUSLIMS, AND

THAT'S BECAUSE A MUSLIM

LEADER, WHO IS HIS FRIEND,

PROTECTS THEM FROM THE

ISLAMIC DEFENDERS' FUND.

I HAVE A GOOD

RELATIONSHIP WITH THIS

IMAM.

I SHARED WITH HIM THAT

JESUS IS NOT ONLY A

PROPHET.

THAT HE IS ALSO GOD.

WE R RESPECT EACH OTHER'S

BELIEF.

AND I'VE HEARD HIM PREACH

ABOUT GOD'S LOVE IN THE

MOSQUE.

Reporter: DESPITE THE

PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS,

THE PASTOR SAYS RELIABLE

RESEARCH SHOWS THE NUMBER

OF CHRISTIANS IN INDONESIA

HAS SIGNIFICANTLY

INCREASED.

INDONESIA IS NOW 20%

CHRISTIAN.

THERE CAN BE MORE, BUT IN

THEIR EYES, THEY ARE STILL

MUSLIM.

AND THERE ARE ALSO THE

UNDERGROUND CHURCHES.

Reporter: INDONESIA

STILL HAS MORE MUSLIMS

THAN ANY OTHER NATION IN

THE WORLD, BUT PASTOR

CALEB BELIEVES THAT THE

RISE OF CHRISTIANITY WILL

BRING A SPIRITUAL AND

SOCIETAL TRANSFORMATION.

LUCILLE TALUSAN, CBN NEWS,

WEST JAFFA.

Wendy: THANKS,

LUCILLE.

GREAT REPORTING.

> A BANGLADESH PASTOR IS

ALIVE TODAY THANKS TO HIS

WIFE, WHO HEARD HIS

SCREAMS, AS HE WAS BEING

ATTACKED BY THREE MEN.

THEY CAME TO HIS HOME

PRETENDING TO WANT TO

LEARN ABOUT CHRISTIANITY.

REVEREND LUKE SARKER TOLD

POLICE THE MEN ATTACKED

HIM WITH A KNIFE AND TRIED

TO SLIT HIS THROAT.

THE INCIDENT FOLLOWS THE

KILLINGS OF TWO FOREIGNERS

LAST WEEK.

THE ISLAMIC MILITANTS

CLAIMED RESPONSIBILITY FOR

THOSE DEATHS.

> RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

DOESN'T REALLY EXIST IN

BELARUS.

THE COUNTRY'S RULER KEEPS

TIGHT CONTROL OVER ALL

PARTS OF SOCIETY THERE.

NOW HE IS UP FOR

RE-ELECTION, BUT YOU WON'T

FIND HIM CAMPAIGNING

BECAUSE HE DOESN'T HAVE

TO.

JENNIFER WISHON EXPLAINS

FROM MINCEK. MINSK.

Reporter: BUL BELARUSIANS

ARE CASTING VOTES.

BUT IT IS REALLY JUST AN

EXERCISE.

EVERYONE KNOWS WHO IS

GOING TO WIN.

THIS YEAR IS 21 YEARS

SINCE ALEX POROSHENKO TOOK

POWER.

THIS TIME HE IS RUNNING

AGAINST THREE CANDIDATES,

BUT LUKASHENKO'S MAJOR

OPPOSITION CANDIDATES

CHOSE NOT TO RUN.

IN 2010, SEVEN

CANDIDATES WERE

IMPRISONED, WERE ARRESTED

AFTER ELECTIONS.

SO PEOPLE ARE JUST NOT

WILLING TO RISK THEIR

LIVES RUNNING FOR OFFICE.

Reporter: VALERIE IS

A BELARUSIAN WHO USED TO

REPRESENT HIS COUNTRY AS A

DIPLOMAT TO THE U.S.

HE RESIGNED WHEN

LUKASHENKO RAN FOR A THIRD

TERM, VIOLATING BELARUS'

CONSTITUTION.

Reporter: YOU WERE

JAILED FOR TWO WEEKS IN A

K.G.B. PRISON.

YES.

Reporter: BELARUS IS

THE ONLY FORMER SOVIET

COUNTRY TO MAINTAIN THE

NAME K.G.B., WHICH TO

AMERICANS SOUNDS VERY

OMINOUS.

IT SOUNDS VERY OMINOUS

TO US, TOO.

BECAUSE IT RETAINS THE

SAME PRACTICES, THE SAME

APPROACHES, THE SAME

PERCEPTION BY THE

POPULATION, THAT THEY ARE

OMNI PRESENT.

AND THEY CAN FOLLOW YOU

AND GO AFTER YOU AT ANY

POINT IN TIME.

Reporter: IT MAY BE

WHY FEW BELARUSIANS HAVE

CROSSED WORDS ABOUT THEIR

RULER.

I THINK THAT DESPITE

THE FACT THAT MANY PEOPLE

CRITICIZE MR. LUKASHENKO

FOR CERTAIN MISTAKES, HE

PROVIDES STABILITY AND

SECURITY FOR OUR COUNTRY.

Reporter: STABILITY

IS PERHAPS HIS STRONGEST

SELLING POINT, CONSIDERING

RUSSIA'S AGGRESSION IN

NEIGHBORING UKRAINE.

ESPECIALLY NOW THAT

PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN

WANT TO BUILD A RUSSIAN

MILITARY BASE IN BELARUS.

WE SEE THAT RUSSIA USES

SUCH BASES TO OCCUPY

COUNTRIES.

THE ANNEXED AND OCCUPIED

CRIMEA, USING THE SAME

APPROACH.

Reporter: AS PART OF

HIS IRON GRIP, THE

LUKASHENKO REGIME

INTIMIDATES EVANGELICAL

CHRISTIANS.

THE ORTHODOX CHURCH FACES

PROBLEMS.

BUT NOT EVERYONE WANTS

CHANGE.

THE AMERICANS HAVE

STOPPED LISTENING TO

SO-CALLED POLITICAL

EXPERTS WHO THINK WE DON'T

HAVE ENOUGH FREEDOM.

WE HAVE ENOUGH FREEDOM.

AND I WOULD PERSONALLY

SHORTEN IT A LITTLE BIT.

Reporter: WHY SHOULD

AMERICANS CARE WHAT

HAPPENS IN BELARUS?

BELARUS IS

STRATEGICALLY LOCATED.

IT IS A GATEWAY.

IT IS LOCATED ON THE

JUNCTION OF EASTERN AND

WESTERN CIVILIZATION.

SO THESE TERRITORIES WILL

BE CAPTIVE.

Reporter: THE WINNER

OF THE ELECTION RULES FOR

FIVE -- OR IN THIS CASE

FIVE MORE YEARS.

JENNIFER WISHON, CBN NEWS,

MINSK, BELARUS.

Wendy: UP NEXT, HIS

DAUGHTER SURVIVED THE

DEADLY SHOOTING IN OREGON,

AND TODAY PASTOR RANDY

SCROGGINS TELLS CBN NEWS

WHAT HE BELIEVES SAVED HIS

DAUGHTER'S LIFE.

Wendy: HERE IN THE

U.S., A SMALL OREGON TOWN

IS STILL REELING FROM LAST

WEEK'S SCHOOL SHOOTING

THAT LEFT NINE PEOPLE

DEAD.

AN UNCONFIRMED REPORT FROM

"PEOPLE MAGAZINE" SAYS THE

GUNMAN LEFT A MANIFESTO

THAT REVEALED HIS INTENT,

QUOTE,"THIS GUY DID THIS

STRICTLY FOR SATANIC

PURPOSES.

HE DID IT TO BECOME A GOD

IN HELL.

HE WANTS TO BE EVIL.

THAT IS HIS GOAL, TO SERVE

SATAN."

MANY PASTORS WERE FIRST

RESPONDERS ON THE SCENE TO

HELP COUNSEL AND CARE FOR

SURVIVORS AND THEIR

FAMILIES.

THEY SAY WITNESSES TOLD

THEM THE SHOOTER WAS

TARGETING CHRISTIANS.

I HEARD THIS FROM TWO

EYE WITNESSES, HE ASKED,

IF YOU'RE A CHRISTIAN OR

YOU HAVE GOD, STAND UP.

THEY STOOD UP.

AND HE ASKED THEM, ARE YOU

CHRISTIAN, AND DO YOU HAVE

GOD?

WHEN THEY SAID YES, THEN

HE SAID, WELL, THIS WON'T

HURT.

Wendy: CHILLING.

THE INVESTIGATORS

DETERMINED THAT THE GUNMAN

HAD A FASCINATION WITH THE

NAZIS.

AND HE WROTE ON THIS

SOCIAL MEDIA PAGE THAT IT

SEEMED VIOLENCE WAS A GOOD

WAY TO GET NOTICED IN

SOCIETY.

THE TRAGEDY IS CHALLENGING

THEM ALL TO TAKE THEIR

FAITH MORE SERIOUSLY.

IF THESE NINE ARE

WILLING TO STAND AND TAKE

A BULLET AND CONFESS THEIR

FAITH, THEN CHRIST'S

FOLLOWERS AT GARDEN VALLEY

CHURCH IN ROSEBURG, OR

ANYWHERE, CAN STAND AND

LIVE THEIR FAITH OUT EVERY

DAY.

Wendy: LACEY

SCROGGINS IS THE PASTOR'S

DAUGHTER WHO SURVIVED THE

SHOOTING BECAUSE A DYING

FRIEND COVERED HER BODY

WITH HIS OWN.

OUR GEORGE THOMAS SPOKE

WITH HER FATHER, PASTOR

RANDY SCROGGINS, BY SKYPE

THIS WEEK.

HE GAVE A MOVING ACCOUNT

OF THE YOUNG MAN'S FINAL

ACT AND HOW IT SAVED HIS

DAUGHTER'S LIFE.

THERE WAS A YOUNG MAN

BY THE NAME OF TREVIN.

THEY WERE ALL IN THE PRONE

POSITION, THEIR ARMS ARE

OUT IN FRONT OF THEM.

LACEY'S HEAD IS ON HER

HANDS IN FRONT OF HER.

AND TREVIN IS RIGHT BESIDE

HER, BUT ABOUT 12 TO

18 INCHES ABOVE HER.

AND AT THAT POINT THE

GUNMAN ACTUALLY COMES TO

THE CENTER OF THE ROOM,

AND HE SIMPLY STARTS TO

SHOOT PEOPLE EITHER IN THE

HEAD OR SHOOTS THEM IN THE

BACK.

HE JUST STARTS SHOOTING.

AT THAT POINT LACEY SAID

THERE WAS A GUNSHOT THAT

WAS SO CLOSE TO MY HEAD

THAT MY EARS POPPED, MY

EARS STARTED TO RING.

I COULDN'T HARDLY HEAR

ANYTHING.

AND THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN

SHE FELT THE WEIGHT OF

TREVIN, AS HIS BODY

SHIFTED OVER ONTO LACEY'S.

SHE TOLD ME, SHE SAID,

"DADDY, I COULD FEEL HIS

BODY GETTING HEAVIER AND

HEAVIER AND HEAVIER, AS HE

PUT PART OF HIS BODY OVER

MINE."

AND THEN SHE SAID, "DAD, I

FELT SOMETHING SO WARM.

AND I LOOKED DOWN UNDER MY

ARM."

AND SHE SAID, "I SEEN HIS

BLOOD COMING OUT OF HIM,

AND HIS BLOOD WAS GETTING

ALL OVER ME, ALL OVER MY

ARM, ALL OVER THE SIDE OF

ME."

AND AT THAT TIME -- AT

THAT TIME IS WHEN THE

SHOOTER CAME UP BEHIND MY

DAUGHTER, STOOD OVER HER

AND SAID, GET UP.

GET UP.

AND LACEY AGAIN, AT THAT

MOMENT TOLD ME I DIDN'T

KNOW ANYTHING WHAT TO DO

BUT TO PRAY.

AND SHE SAID, DAD, I KNEW

I WAS DYING TODAY.

HE SAID TO THE LADY NEXT

TO LACEY, ON THE OTHER

SIDE OF LACEY, WHO HE HAD

ALREADY SHOT -- HE SAID TO

HER, IS THIS GIRL --

REFERRING TO MY DAUGHTER

LACEY -- IS SHE DEAD?

THE LADY SAID, I DON'T

KNOW.

AND WITH THAT HE CROSSED

OVER MY DAUGHTER AND SHOT

THE NEXT INDIVIDUAL.

George: YOU TRULY

BELIEVE THAT TREVIN'S ACT

TRULY SAVED HER LIFE, IS

THAT RIGHT?

THERE IS NO QUESTION IN

OUR MINDS THAT THAT

SHOOTER LOOKED DOWN, SEEN

THE BLOOD OF TREVIN...SEEN

THE BLOOD OF TREVIN ON MY

DAUGHTER AND THOUGHT SHE

WAS DEAD.

HIS BLOOD SAVED MY

DAUGHTER'S LIFE THAT DAY.

I HAVE NO DOUBT OF THAT.

George: HAVE YOU HAD

A CHANCE, SIR, TO SPEAK

WITH TREVIN'S FAMILY.

THAT WAS A BEAUTIFUL

CONVERSATION.

IT WAS ON SATURDAY.

I WAS ACTUALLY DOING AN

INTERVIEW WITH THE CHURCH.

I HAD LEFT MY NUMBER FOR

SOMEONE TO GET IT TO

TREVIN'S PARENTS.

I DID NOT FEEL LIKE I HAD

THE RIGHT TO INTRUDE UPON

THEIR LIVES AT THIS TIME.

SO I MADE SURE THEY HAD MY

PHONE NUMBER.

DURING AN INTERVIEW -- AND

I TOLD THEM AS SOON AS I

GET A PHONE CALL, IF I GET

A PHONE CALL, I NEED TO

LEAVE THE INTERVIEW.

WHEN THAT CALL CAME IN, I

LEFT THAT INTERVIEW AND I

WENT OVER AND I ANSWERED

THE CALL.

AND IT WAS TREVIN'S

MOTHER.

SHE INTRODUCED HERSELF.

OF COURSE, I INTRODUCED

MYSELF.

IMMEDIATELY WE BEGAN TO

WEEP AND TO CRY WITH EACH

OTHER.

AND I BEGAN TO SHARE THE

EVENTS OF HOW TREVIN, IN

HIS LAST, I BELIEVE,

CONSCIOUS EFFORT PUT HIS

BODY ON TO MY LITTLE GIRL,

AND HIS BLOOD SPILLED UPON

MY LITTLE GIRL.

AND I BELIEVE THAT HIS

BODY AND HIS BLOOD SAVED

MY DAUGHTER'S LIFE.

Wendy: I CAN'T

IMAGINE WHAT THOSE FOLKS

ARE GOING THROUGH.

THEY NEED OUR PRAYERS.

PASTOR SCROGGINS TOLD US

MORE MUCH IN THE EXTENSIVE

INTERVIEW.

AND YOU CAN SEE THE FULL,

UNEDITED VERSION ON OUR

WEBSITE AT cbnnews.com.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

COMING UP, WHEN HE CAME TO

THE END OF HIMSELF, THIS

MAN LEARNED THAT TRUE

SUCCESS IS IN HELPING

OTHERS.

Wendy: OLI

OSTERCAMP'S LIFE HIT ROCK

BOTTOM.

HE LOST HIS MULTI-MILLION

BUSINESS AND HE BECAME

HOMELESS.

BUT INSTEAD OF OF GIVING

INTO DISPAIR, HE FOUND HIS

ANSWER IN HELPING OTHERS.

LORI JOHNSON BRINGS US THE

STORY.

Lori: OLI IS A MAN

WHO LIVES HIS FAITH.

EVERY MORNING WHEN YOU

GET UP AND YOUR FEET HIT

THE GROUND, YOU'RE

PREACHING A SERMON.

YOU GET TO CHOOSE EVERY

DAY OF Ñ YOUR LIFE WHAT YOUR

SERMON IS GOING TO BE FOR

THAT LIFE.

Lori: HE RUNS THE

RONALD McDONALD HOUSE IN

DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA.

IT PROVIDES FREE ROOM AND

BOARD TO FAMILIES WITH

KIDS AT THE WORLD REKNOWED

DUKE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL.

LIKE SUSAN BROWN, WHO'S

SON HOWELL HAVE BEEN HERE

FOR MONTHS.

WE FOUND OUT HE HAD A

STAGE FOUR BRAIN TUMOR,

WHICH IS VERY RARE.

HE HAD BRAIN SURGERY.

WE COULDN'T AFFORD TO STAY

IN A HOTEL.

A LOFLT THEM COME HERE LOT OF THEM COMEHERE

WITH NO PLACE TO STAY.

AND A LOT OF THEM HAVE

GIVEN ALL OF THEIR

RESOURCES TO THE DOCTOR

FOR THE ONE CHANCE THEIR

KID WILL GET BETTER.

Reporter: THE SICK

CHILDREN OFTEN STAY AT THE

RONALD McDONALD HOUSE

WITH THEIR FAMILIES, LIKE

HOWELL, WHEN HE IS IN

BETWEEN CHEMO TREATMENTS.

IT IS REALLY NICE OVER

THERE.

THEY FIX DINNER EVERY

EVENING AT 6:00.

AND ON THE WEEKENDS THEY

HAVE BRUNCH.

IT IS REAL NICE AND CLEAN.

THE FIRST THING,

WHENEVER THEY COME IN THE

DOOR, IS THEY FEEL LOVED.

THAT'S WHAT WE'RE ALL

ABOUT HERE AT THE RONALD

McDONALD HOUSE.

WE'RE ABOUT LOVE, WE'RE

ABOUT COMFORT, AND WE'RE

ABOUT PEACE.

Reporter: OLI RELATES

TO PEOPLE WHO FEEL

OVERWHELMED.

YEARS AGO, HIS

MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR

COMPANY BOTTOMED OUT,

ALONG WITH HIS MARRIAGE.

WHEN HE WAS HOMELESS AND

JOBLESS, HE GAINED A

BETTER PERSPECTIVE.

A LOT OF TIMES OUR

PRAYERS ARE, GOD, GIVE ME

THIS AND GIVE ME THAT.

I BELIEVE WHAT HAS REALLY

HELPED ME IS TO CHANGE

THAT PRAYER AROUND AND

SAY, GOD, WHAT DO YOU WANT

ME TO LEARN FROM THIS?

GOD, WHAT CAN I DO IN THIS

PARTICULAR SITUATION THAT

WILL MOST GLORIFY YOU?

Lori: OLI DISCOVERED

HELPING OTHERS IS THE WAY

OUT OF DISPAIR.

HE WROTE ABOUT HIS JOURNEY

CALLED "BEING A SHARE FISH

IN A SELFISH WORLD."

I GREW UP IN EASTERN NORTH

CAROLINA, AND MY MAMA

TAUGHT ME IT IS BETTER TO

BE A SHARE FAIR THAN

SELFISH.

AND SHE SAID, THE MORE YOU

GIVE, THE MORE YOU GET IN

RETURN.

AND JUST LIKE IT SAYS IN

THE BIBLE.

AND I FOUND THAT TO BE

TRUE.

Lori: FOR INSTANCE,

ALMOST ALL OF THE MONEY IT

TAKES TO OPERATE THIS

RONALD McDONALD HOUSE IS

GIVEN BY THE LOCAL

COMMUNITY, WHICH IS ALSO

VERY GENEROUS WHEN IT

COMES TO DONATING TIME.

WE HAVE ONE LOCAL

CHURCH HERE THAT PART OF

THEIR MISSION FOR THE YEAR

WAS TO COME OVER HERE

EVERY MONDAY NIGHT AND

COOK SUPPER FOR EVERYBODY

IN THE HOUSE.

Lori: IN ADDITION TO

HELPING FAMILIES HERE IN

NORTH CAROLINA, OLI IS

ALSO CHANGING LIVES

1500 MILES SOUTH OF HERE

IN THE BELEAGUERED NATION

OF HONDURAS, ONE. POOREST

COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD.

SIX YEARS AGO ON A CHURCH

MISSION TRIP, HE REALIZED

HOW LACK OF EDUCATION

CREATED A CYCLE OF

POVERTY.

SINCE THEN, HIS TEAM

PROVIDES SCHOOLING TO

REMOTE VI VILLAGES,

EVERYTHING NEEDED TO MAKE

IT THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL.

IT'S CALLED "SHARE FISH".

> I HAVE FELL LIKE I

HAVE A FAMILY IN THE

UNITED STATES.

I'M VERY THANKFUL TO EACH

ONE OF THE PERSONS WHO

HAVE SUCH A BIG HEART TO

HELP OUR CHILDREN.

Reporter: BEFORE

"SHARE FISH," PEOPLE HERE

WERE DESTINED TO SPEND

THEIR LIVES PICKING SUGAR

CANE OR CANTALOUPES.

NOW THEY FEEL THEY CAN DO

ANYTHING.

IT IS FOUR OF US WHO

HAVE GRADUATED FROM "SHARE

FISH."

WE'RE VERY HAPPY, AND THAT

WAY WE SERVE AS AN EXAMPLE

TO THE OTHER CHILDREN SO

THEY FOLLOW THE SAME PATH.

Lori: THE HONDURAN

GOVERNMENT PROVIDES FREE

EDUCATION THROUGH THE

SIXTH GRADE IF STUDENTS

PAY FOR ALL OF THEIR

SUPPLIES, INCLUDING

UNIFORMS.

THAT'S TOO EXPENSIVE FOR

THESE FAMILIES, WHO EARN

THE E EQUIVALENT OF JUST

THREE DOLLARS A DAY.

THE MAN ASKED JESUS,

WHAT IS THE GREATEST

COMMANDMENT.

AND HE SAID, LOVE YOUR GOD

WITH ALL OF YOUR HEART,

ALL OF YOUR SOUL AND ALL

OF YOUR MIND, AND HELP

YOUR NEIGHBOR.

Lori: "SHARE FISH"

PROVIDES A COMPUTER CENTER

AND A LIBRARY SO PARENTS

CAN LEARN, TOO.

SO WHETHER IT IS IN YOUR

OWN COUNTRY OR IN YOUR OWN

BACKYARD, OLI SAYS BY

SERVING OTHERS, YOU

DRAMATICALLY IMPROVE YOUR

OWN LIFE.

LORI JOHNSON, CBN NEWS.

Wendy: FINALLY THIS

WEEK, GUATEMALA IS IN

MOURNING AFTER HUNDREDS OF

PEOPLE DIED IN AN

AVALANCHE IN SANTA

KATARINA.

CBN'S GUATEMALA OFFICE

RESPONDED BY SENDING TEAMS

TO LEND A HELPING HAND TO

THE HUNDREDS OF VICTIMS.

WE HAVE MORE.

Reporter: AFTER THE

TRAGEDY IN THE COMMUNITY

OF SANTA KATARINA, THE

RESCUERS HAVE PUT FORTH A

LOT OF EFFORT TO FIND THE

MISSING ONES.

Through Translator:

THE HOUSES WERE BURIED

APPROXIMATELY 10 TO 15

15 METERS.

THIS IS MAKING THE

SEARCH-AND-RESCUE EFFORTS

MORE DIFFICULT.

AS TIME GOES BY, THE

POSSIBILITY OF FINDING

SURVIVORS DECREASES, BUT

SOME HAVE NOT LOST HOPE.

Through Translator:

WE ARE HERE PROVIDING AID,

AND WE ARE LOOKING FOR THE

CHILDREN OF A SISTER FROM

OUR CHURCH, TRUSTING GOD@'

THAT THEY ARE STILL ALIVE.

Reporter: THOSE

AFFECTED REMAIN IN

GOVERNMENT-ISSUED

SHELTERS.

I CANNOT EXPLAIN WHAT

HAPPENED.

AT ONE POINT IT JUST

HAPPENED.

IN A LITTLE WHILE ALL OF

THE HOUSES WERE BURIED.

Reporter: THE HELP IS

ARRIVING FROM OLD

CORONER'S OF THE NATION.

MAINLY FOOD, WATER AND

CLOTHES PROVIDED BY THE

RESCUE TEAMS.

DESPITE HAVING MATERIAL

AID AVAILABLE, THE

NECESSITIES ARE GREAT AND

HARD TO SUPPLY.

SO CBN GUATEMALA HAS SENT

A GROUP OF COUNSELLORS TO

HEAL THE SOUL.

THE SPIRITUAL NEED PUR

SIFORTS.

PERSISTS.

THAT'S WHY THE CBN TEAM,

ALONG WITH THEIR

COUNSELLORS, ARE ALREADY

WORKING WITH THEIR PEOPLE,

GIVING THEM LOVE AND HOPE

AND PRAYING FOR EACH ONE

OF THEM.

Reporter: PRAYERS

PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE.

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

THE CHILDREN ALSO

RECEIVED EMOTIONAL SUPPORT

AND GAMES FROM THE

"SUPERBOOK," THAT REMINDS

THEM OF THE LOVE OF JESUS.

ALL OF THIS WITH THE GOAL

OF PROVIDING RELIEF AFTER

THE LOSS OF HUNDREDS OF

LIVES.

JAVIER, CBN NEWS.

Wendy: JAVIER, OUR

PRAYERS GO OUT TO

EVERYTHING SUFFERING THERE

IN GUATEMALA.

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US

THIS WEEK.

UNTIL NEXT WEEK, GOOD-BYE

AND GOD BLESS YOU.

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