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700 Club Interactive: Faith Under Fire – October 27, 2015

A Christian convert is imprisoned and tortured for his Faith. Read Transcript


Andrew: THE

UNDERGROUND CHRISTIAN.

> HE CONTINUES TO FIGHT.

NEVER GIVE UP.

Gordon: TO FACE THE

DEATH PENALTY FOR STANDING

UP FOR HIS FAITH.

ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

WELL, WELCOME TO "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE IN?

AND HOW STRONGLY DO YOU

FEEL ABOUT IT?

WOULD YOU FIGHT FOR IT?

WOULD YOU DIE FOR IT?

WELL, THINK ABOUT THAT FOR

A MOMENT WHILE YOU HEAR

THE STORY OF MAJIT SAFA.

HE IS A MUSLIM WHO

CONVERTED TO CHRISTIANITY,

AND THEN HE WOULDN'T

RECANT, EVEN AFTER HE WAS

IMPRISONED FOR HIS FAITH

AND BEATEN TO WITHIN AN

INCH OF HIS LIFE.

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

THEY JUST WANTED TO

KNOW WHO WAS WORKING WITH

ME.

TELLING THEM WAS NOT AN

OPTION, AS SIMPLE AS THAT.

I PREFER TO DIE.

Reporter: MAJIT SAFA

GREW UP IN A PROMINENT

MUSLIM FAMILY IN EGYPT.

EVEN AT A YOUNG AGE, HE

STRUGGLED WITH ISLAMIC

BELIEFS AND PRACTICES.

THERE WAS A LOT OF

VIOLENCE.

THERE WAS NO PLACE FOR

FORGIVENESS.

THERE WAS NO SACRIFICE.

THERE WAS NO WOMEN'S

RIGHTS, NO MINORITY

RIGHTS.

Reporter: HE WAS ALSO

TROUBLED BY THE

PERSECUTION OF PEOPLE IN

OTHER RELIGIONS,

ESPECIALLY WHEN HE STARTED

MAKING CHRISTIAN FRIENDS

IN COLLEGE.

I SAW HOW PEACEFUL THEY

ARE, HOW FORGIVING THEY.

I SAW THE PRINCIPLES AND

THE VALUES THEY HAVE.

SO I DIDN'T UNDERSTAND WHY

YOU WANT TO PERSECUTE

PEOPLE THAT ARE THAT

PEACEFUL.

I NEEDED TO KNOW WHAT

TRUTH THAT THESE

CHRISTIANS HAVE THAT I WAS

NOT EVEN ALLOWED TO HEAR.

Reporter: TO GET

ANSWERS, MAJIT WENT TO HIS

CHRISTIAN FRIEND, TAMMER,

WHO IN TURN GAVE HIM A

BIBLE.

THE MORE I READ, THE

MORE I SAW THIS AMAZING

LORD TO CAME TO EARTH TO

DIE FOR US FOR OUR SINS

AND DISEASES.

I SAW ALL OF HIS

SACRIFICE, ALL OF HIS

LOVE.

THAT'S WHEN I CAME TO THE

CONCLUSION THAT THAT'S THE

GOD THAT WE SHOULD

WORSHIP.

THAT'S THE GOD THAT I WANT

TO FOLLOW.

Reporter: MAJIT

COMMITTED HIS LIFE TO

JESUS CHRIST.

THIS FEELING OF

FREEDOM, THIS FEELING OF

LIBERATION, THERE IS

NOTHING LIKE WHEN YOU KNOW

THAT YOU ARE A CHILD OF

GOD AND YOU ARE NOT A

SLAVE.

Reporter: SHORTLY

AFTER, MAJIT AND TAMMER

FORMED AN UNDERGROUND

ORGANIZATION.

THEY USED CAVES TO HIDE

THEIR CHURCH SERVICES AND

OTHER ACTIVITIES.

THERE IS ONE BIBLE

SCHOOL, ONE MEDICAL

CLINIC, AND WE ESTABLISHED

A NEWSPAPER ASKING FOR THE

EGYPTIAN GOVERNMENT TO

GIVE US OUR RIGHTS.

Reporter: THE

GOVERNMENT RESPONDED BY

TARGETING THE

ORGANIZATION.

ONE DAY EGYPTIAN SOLDIERS

DISCOVERED ONE OF THEIR

CAVES AND OPENED FIRE.

MAJIT AND TAMMER WERE

THERE.

ONE OF THE EGYPTIAN

OFFICERS AIMED AT ME.

I DIDN'T SEE TAMMER DEAD.

SO THE OFFICER SHOT, AND

THAT'S WHEN TAMMER PUSHED

ME ON THE GROUND AND HE

TOOK A BULLET AND HE DIED

FOR ME.

AND HIS LAST WORDS FOR ME

WAS, "CONTINUE THE FIGHT;

NEVER GIVE UP."

Reporter: MAJIT

ESCAPED AND CONTINUED HIS

WORK.

THREE MONTHS LATER

EGYPTIAN POLICE FORCED

THEIR WAY INTO HIS HOME

AND ARRESTED HIM.

AN OFFICER CAME AND HE

SAID, I NEED TO KNOW

EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU, WHO

YOU ARE, WHO IS WORKING

WITH YOU.

I TOLD HIM I DON'T KNOW

ANYTHING.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE

TALKING ABOUT.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT

ORGANIZATION.

HE TOLD ME YOU WANT TO

PLAY TOUGH, WE CAN PLAY

TOUGH TOGETHER.

I TOLD HIM, TOUGH IS MY

MIDDLE NAME.

YOU DON'T NEED TO WORRY

ABOUT THAT.

NEXT WEEK THEY TRAINED MY

ABU GAZA PRISON.

Reporter: TRYING TO

GET INFORMATION, IN

INTERROGATORS BEGAN

TORTURING MAJIT.

YOU ARE ON THE GROUND,

AND YOU'RE BLEEDING FROM

EVERYWHERE.

AND THERE IS NOT EVEN A

WINDOW IN YOUR CELL.

IT IS UNDERGROUND.

IT IS ABSOLUTE DARKNESS.

ABSOLUTE DARKNESS.

AND THE ONLY THING YOU CAN

HEAR IS THE SCREAM OF THE

OTHER PEOPLE WITH YOU IN

THE OTHER CELLS.

I REALLY THOUGHT I WOULD

DIE THERE.

VERY FEW PEOPLE CAME OUT

OF IT ALIVE.

VERY FEW PEOPLE.

Reporter: AFTER TWO

DAYS, MAJIT FEARED HE

WOULD BETRAY HIS FRIENDS.

LYING DOWN IN A POOL OF

MY OWN BLOOD, THIS WAS MY

PRAYER.

I TOLD HIM, LORD, I WANT

TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR GIFT

ON THE CROSS.

I DON'T REGRET BELIEVING

IN YOU.

YOU DIED FOR ME, AND I

WILL LIVE AND I WILL DIE

FOR YOU.

HOWEVER, LORD, YOU MADE ME

OUT OF FLESH AND BLOOD.

YOU KNOW HOW WEAK I AM.

MY ONLY REQUEST IS FOR YOU

TO KILL ME BEFORE TOMORROW

MORNING.

Reporter: THE NEXT

DAY HIS CAPTORS BROUGHT IN

DOGS.

MAJIT BRACED HIMSELF FOR

THE ATTACK.

THERE WAS ABSOLUTE

QUIET AND CALM.

SO I REMOVED MY HAND AWAY

FROM MY FACE JUST LITTLE

BY LITTLE.

AND THAT'S WHAT I SAW, ALL

THREE DOGS SITTING AROUND

ME, AND NONE OF THEM MOVED

ONE SINGLE STEP.

ANOTHER THREE DOGS CAME

AND SAT IN THE SAME

POSITION.

THERE WAS ONE A LITTLE

DIFFERENT.

THE MIDDLE ONE TOOK A STEP

FORWARD AND LICKED MY

FACE.

I GOT THE SAME MESSAGE

THAT THE OFFICERS GOT,

MAYBE I AM ALONE, BUT I AM

NOT LONELY.

SOMEBODY ELSE IS HERE WITH

ME.

Reporter: HIS IN

INTERROGATOR RETURNED THE

FOLLOWING DAY AND HE MADE

HIM AN OFFER.

HE SAID, YOU TELL ME

THE NAME OF YOUR FRIENDS,

I WILL RELEASE YOU.

I WILL MAKE YOU A WITNESS

IN THE CASE.

HE LISTED ANYTHING THAT

ANY MAN WOULD DESIRE.

I LOOKED AT HIM, AND I

TOLD HIM THAT'S A VERY

GOOD THING, I WILL TAKE

IT.

GO GET ME FOOD AND WATER,

AND AFTER THAT WE WILL

TALK TOGETHER.

HE SAID, WHATEVER YOU

LIKE, I WILL BRING IT TO

YOU.

I TOLD HIM SHISHKEBAB.

AND HE BROUGHT IT.

AND I SAT DOWN AND ATE.

AND HE SAID, NOW TELL ME

THE NAME OF YOUR FRIENDS.

I TOLD HIM, LISTEN, WE'RE

A BIG GROUP.

THOUSANDS OF US.

I WILL NOT REMEMBER ALL OF

US.

BUT I CAN GIVE YOU THE

NAME OF OUR LEADER.

AND HE SAID, GIVE ME THE

NAME OF YOUR LEADER.

AND I SAID, THE NAME OF

OUR LEADER IS JESUS

CHRIST.

AND IF YOU CAN CATCH HIM,

CATCH HIM.

Reporter: THE

RETALIATION WAS SEVERE.

HE ENDURED TWO MORE DAYS

OF TORTURE BEFORE LOSING

CONSCIOUSNESS AND LATER

WAKING UP IN A HOSPITAL.

IT TOOK HIM MONTHS TO

RECOVER, ONLY TO FACE

CHARGES OF TREASON IN

EGYPT'S MILITARY COURT.

I WILL TELL YOU WHAT I

TOLD THE JUDGE IN THIS

DAY: IF LOVING CHRIST AND

IF WORSHIPPING HIM IS A

CRIME, I'M GUILTY AS

CHARGED, YOUR HONOR.

THEY GAVE ME THE DEATH

PENALTY.

Reporter: PLACED

UNDER HOUSE ARREST, MAJIT

WAITED FOR HIS EXECUTION.

HE WAS UNAWARE THAT HIS

ORGANIZATION HAD PLANNED A

RESCUE.

THEY CAME WITH ARMS,

AND THEY WERE ABLE TO TAG

THE EGYPTIAN SOLDIERS, AND

THEY JUST GRABBED ME.

WE PUT EVERYTHING IN THE

CAR AND CROSSED TO

ALEXANDRA.

AND THE POLICE PUT MY

PICTURES IN EVERY

NEWSPAPER, EVERY MAGAZINE,

EVERY TV SHOW.

THAT'S WHEN MY FRIENDS

TOLD ME YOU HAVE TO LEAVE

THE COUNTRY.

Reporter: HE MADE HIS

WAY EAST, AND THERE HE

TOOK A JETSKI AND

NAVIGATED HIS WAY PAST

BORDER PATROL BOATS.

I MADE IT TO THE

ISRAELI POLICE, AND I WAS

ACCEPTED AS A POLITICAL

REFUGEE.

Reporter: EVENTUALLY

HE MADE HIS WAY TO CANADA,

WHERE HE LEADS "ONE FREE

WORLD," AN ORGANIZATION

COMMITTED TO HELPING

PERSECUTED PEOPLE

WORLDWIDE.

HE IS MY LORD AND MY

SAVIOR AND MY BEST FRIEND.

AND HE WALKS WITH ME.

WHEREVER I GO, HE JUST

WALKS WITH ME.

ONCE YOU KNOW THAT YOU

HAVE FOUND HIM, THERE IS

NOTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

AFTER THAT.

NOTHING ELSE.

Gordon: NOTHING ELSE

MATTERS.

ONCE YOU FIND HIM, ONCE

YOU KNOW HIM, THEN

EVERYTHING ELSE IN LIFE

FADES AWAY BECAUSE YOU

FOUND WHAT YOU WERE MADE

FOR.

THE BIBLE SAYS IT CLEARLY,

HE PUT ETERNITY IN OUR

HEARTS.

WE HAVE THAT SENSE OF

ETERNITY.

WE KNOW IT.

WE KNOW IT DEEP WITHIN OUR

SOULS.

AND IT ONLY GETS FILLED

WHEN IT IS FILLED WITH THE

ETERNAL ONE.

THE ONE WHO IS THE ALPHA

AND THE OMEGA.

THE ONE WHO LOVES YOU

INFINITELY.

HERE IS MAJIT, AND HE IS

GROWING UP MUSLIM, AND HE

IS IN A PROMINENT FAMILY

IN EGYPT.

OF ALL OF THE THINGS HIS

FAMILY EXPECTED, THEY

NEVER EXPECTED HIM TO

BECOME A CHRISTIAN.

WHAT WAS THE DIFFERENCE?

WHAT MADE THE DIFFERENCE?

IT WAS BEING AROUND

CHRISTIANS, LOOKING AT

THEM AND SAYING, THESE

PEOPLE ARE DIFFERENT.

THEY FORGIVE.

THEY LOVE.

THEY HAVE A DIFFERENT WAY

OF APPROACHING LIFE.

THEY'RE NOT BITTER.

THEY'RE NOT ANGRY.

THEY'RE NOT SEEKING

REVENGE.

THEY'RE NOT DOING ALL OF

THESE THINGS.

WHY?

WHAT IS IT ABOUT THEM?

WELL, THE THING ABOUT THEM

IS THAT THEY HAVE THE EAT

ETERNAL ONE IN THEIR

HEARTS.

AND THEY'RE ABLE TO LOVE

UNCONDITIONALLY.

THEY'RE ANA ABLE TO FORGIVE.

THEY'RE ABLE TO HAVE THAT

LIGHT IN THEIR EYES, THE

JOY THAT COMES FROM

KNOWING YOUR REDEEMER.

IF YOU WANT THAT.

IF YOU WANT TO HAVE IT,

IT'S REAL EASY.

ALL HAVE YOU TO DO IS ASK.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS SAY,

JESUS, IF YOU'RE THERE, IF

YOU'RE REAL, IF YOU REALLY

CAME FOR ME, COULD YOU

SHOW ME, COULD YOU CHANGE

ME?

AND THEN JUST LIKE MAJIT,

HE'LL COME.

HE'LL BE IN YOU.

HE'LL BE ALL AROUND YOU.

HE'LL BE YOUR ALL IN ALL.

AND YOU'LL WONDER, HOW DID

I DO THOSE THINGS I USED

TO DO?

HOW WAS THAT EVEN

POSSIBLE?

WHO WAS THAT?

BECAUSE YOU'LL BE

TRANSFORMED.

YOU'LL BE CHANGED INTO A

NEW CREATION.

BEHOLD, ALL THINGS CAN BE

MADE NEW.

THAT'S A PROMISE FOR YOU.

AND THAT PROMISE IS

ONGOING.

ALL THINGS CAN BE MADE NEW

EVERY SINGLE MORNING.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS COME

TO HIM.

IN THE NATURAL, YOU CAN'T

DO THESE THINGS.

IN THE NATURAL YOU CAN'T

RESIST TORTURE.

YOU CAN'T RESIST THE

OFFER.

YOU CAN'T HANG IN THERE.

IT DOESN'T WORK.

BUT THROUGH HIM, YOU CAN

DO ALL THINGS.

THROUGH HIM YOU CAN HAVE

THIS UNCONDITIONAL LOVE.

YOU CAN HAVE THIS

FORGIVENESS.

YOU CAN HAVE IT ALL.

IF YOU WANT HELP WITH THIS

PRAYER, WE'RE HERE FOR

YOU.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS GIVE

US A CALL.

THE NUMBER IS TOLL-FREE:

1-888-777-1999.

JUST CALL AND SAY, I WANT

TO MEET JESUS.

I WANT TO KNOW IF HE IS

REAL.

I WANT TO KNOW IF HE CAN

BE IN MY HEART.

I WANT TO KNOW IF HE CAN

FORGIVE ME.

CAN HE CHANGE ME?

CAN HE TRANSFORM ME?

THE PHONE CALL IS FREE.

MAKE IT NOW,

1-888-777-1999.

> WELL, UP NEXT, COULD

WE BE SEEING THE END OF

ISLAM AS WE KNOW IT?

HEAR WHY SOME EXPERTS

BELIEVE THAT THE FASTEST

GROWING RELIGION IN THE

WORLD COULD BE ON THE

VIRGE OF COLLAPSE, WHEN WE

RETURN.

I LOOK AT WHAT GOD HAS

DONE IN MY LIFE, AND I'M

SO GRATEFUL.

DESPITE ALL OF THE LOSS I

FEEL, I HAVE NO REGRETS,

AND I WOULD DO IT AGAIN.

I KNOW GOD WILL BE

THERE FOR YOU BECAUSE HE

WAS THERE FOR ME.

I KNOW GOD HAS A PLAN AND

PURPOSE FOR YOUR LIFE

BECAUSE HE HAS A PLAN AND

PURPOSE FOR ME.

Gordon: WELL, SOME

REPORTS SAY THAT ISLAM IS

THE FASTEST GROWING

RELIGION IN THE WORLD, AND

THAT'S PRIMARILY BECAUSE

OF THEIR BIRTH RATE.

BUT THERE IS ANOTHER SIDE

TO THAT STORY.

ONE THAT YOU AREN'T

HEARING ABOUT.

WHY SO MANY MUSLIMS ARE

LEAVING THEIR FAITH.

DALE HURD HAS THE STORY.

Reporter: THE

HEADLINES SAY ISLAM IS

GOING TO BE THE LARGEST

RELIGION IN THE WORLD.

BUT ISLAM IS FACING A

CRISIS.

THE TERRIBLE DEEDS OF ISIS

DONE IN THE NAME OF ALLAH

AND FOLLOWING THE VIOLENT

EXAMPLE OF MUHAMMAD HAVE

HORRIFIED MANY MUSLIMS WHO

ARE NOW QUESTIONING THEIR

FAITH.

MISSIONARIES TO THE

ISLAMIC WORLD SAY MORE

MUSLIMS HAVE CONVERTED TO

CHRISTIANITY SINCE 9/11

THAN DURING THE ENTIRE 14

CENTURIES OF ISLAMIC

HISTORY.

MANY KEEP THEIR

CONVERSIONS A SECRET,

AFRAID FOR THEIR LIVES.

IN LONDON, THIS BRITISH

COLLEGE STUDENT FROM A

PAKISTANI IMMIGRANT FAMILY

LEFT ISLAM AFTER A LENGTHY

STUDY CONVINCED HIM THE

QURAN COULD NOT BE TRUE.

WE HID HIS FACE BECAUSE

ISLAM TEACHES THAT

APOSTATES MUST BE KILLED.

IF SOMEONE LEAVES IT

LAM OR BECOMES AN

APOSTATE, HE IS THROWN OUT

OF HIS FAMILY.

HIS FAMILY IS THE FIRST

ONE TO ABANDON HIM.

HIS FRIENDS WILL REJECT

HIM.

HE WILL BE KILLED OR

PERSECUTED.

A LOT OF MY FRIENDS SAY,

THIS IS THE LAST TIME

WE'RE TALKING TO YOU

BECAUSE YOU DISRESPECTED

THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD.

Reporter: IMRAN HAS

NOT YET BECOME A

CHRISTIAN, BUT HAS STUDIED

THE BIBLE AN SAYS AND SAYS

CHRISTIANITY IS SUPERIOR

TO ISLAM.

Reporter: IN SWEDEN,

AN IMMIGRANT FROM SYRIA,

HAS BAPTIZED MORE THAN 100

EX-MUSLIMS.

EVERY WEEK -- EVERY

WEEK I MEET ALMOST ONE OR

MORE.

THEY COME TO ME OF INTO

WAFERL TWANT TO KNOW ABOUT

CHRISTIANITY AND THE

BIBLE.

THEY ARE VERY ANGRY

BECAUSE THEY DON'T LIKE TO

CONTINUE TO BE ISLAM.

Reporter: WHEN IT

COMES TO EUROPE, IT HAS

BEEN CALLED THE NEW DARK

CONTINENT.

AND SOME FEEL TRAPPED.

BUT THEY SEE HOPE IN

CHRISTIANITY.

WHEN HE CAME TO GERMANY

WITH HIS PARENTS AS

IMMIGRANTS FROM A MUSLIM

NATION, HE REMEMBERS

THINKING THAT IF GERMANY

IS A CHRISTIAN NATION,

THEN CHRISTIANITY IS A

DEAD, NAKED RELIGION.

THEY ARE LIVING

TOGETHER, NOT MARRIED, IT

IS BECAUSE OF THE

CHRISTIAN RELIGION.

Reporter: BUT THEN

ASIM SAW REAL CHRISTIANITY

AND IS NOW REACHING

MUSLIMS AND NON-MUSLIMS

FOR JESUS CHRIST.

WHEN THE MUSLIMS

UNDERSTAND MORE AND MORE

WHAT MUHAMMAD IS, WHAT THE

QURAN IS, WHAT THE HISTORY

IS, THEY WILL GO FARTHER

AWAY FROM ISLAM.

ISLAM IS GOING TO

COLLAPSE.

Reporter: BROTHER

RASHID IS THE SON OF AN

IMAM WHO LIVED FOR 15

YEARS AS A SECRET CONVERT

TO CHRISTIANITY.

AND NOW HE HOSTS AN ARABIC

LANGUAGE CHRISTIAN PROGRAM

CALLED "DARING QUESTIONS,"

WHICH CHALLENGES MUSLIMS

TO QUESTION THEIR FAITH.

MANY MUSLIMS SAY IF

WHAT ISIS IS DOING IS

ISLAM, I'M LEAVING IT.

SOME ARE BECOMING

ATHEISTS -- THERE IS A

HUGE WAVE OF ATHEISM IN

THE ARAB WORLD RIGHT NOW.

AND THERE IS ALSO A HUGE

WAVE OF CONVERSION TO

CHRISTIANITY, FOLLOWING

JESUS CHRIST.

I HAVE NEVER SEEN

SOMETHING LIKE THIS.

ISLAM WAS NEVER FACED WITH

THIS CRISIS BEFORE.

Reporter: ASIM SAYS

ISLAM APPEARS STRONG, BUT

IS ONLY FEEDING OFF THE

SPIRITUAL VOID IN MANY

WEAK SPIRITUAL NATIONS.

LET ME SAY THE GREATEST

POWER OF ISLAM IS THE

WEAKNESS OF THE

CHRISTIANS.

WHAT HAS HAPPENED IN

GERMANY, AND I THINK IN

AMERICA, AND ALL OF THE

WESTERN COUNTRIES.

Reporter: EVEN THOUGH

IT SEEMS THAT ISLAM IS

POISED TO OVERTAKE THE

WEST, BROTHER ASIM SAYS

CHRISTIANS SHOULD NOT FEAR

ISLAM.

HE IS CONVINCED THEY ARE

SLOWLY DYING.

ISLAM IS NOT GOD'S

SPHRIEWMENINSTRUMENT TO JUDGE THE

WEST.

EVEN VIOLENCE IS JUST A

SIGN OF COLLAPSE.

Reporter: DALE HURD,

CBN NEWS.

Gordon: WELL, NOW,

MORE THAN EVER, WE NEED TO

PREACH THE GOSPEL TO THE

MUSLIM NATIONS.

WE NEED TO REACH OUT TO

SAY THERE IS A BETTER WAY.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO BLOW

YOURSELF UP AS A SUICIDE

BOMBER.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO CUT OFF

PEOPLE'S HEADS TO GET TO

HEAVEN.

THAT'S NOT THE WAY.

IF YOU THINK THAT'S THE

WAY, YOUR IDEAS ABOUT GOD

ARE WRONG.

WE NEED TO BE WITH THEM

AND LET THEM UNDERSTAND

THAT THERE IS A BETTER

WAY.

AND THERE IS A COST TO

THAT.

THERE IS AN OBVIOUS COST

TO THAT.

AT THE SAME TIME, WE NEED

TO DO THAT.

WE NEED TO REACH OUT TO

THEM.

AND CBN IS DOING THAT.

CBN IS THE LARGEST

PRODUCER OF CHRISTIAN

PROGRAMMING IN ARABIC IN

THE WORLD.

AND WE'RE DOING IT NOT

JUST IN ARABIC.

WE'RE DOING IT IN FARSI,

IN TURKISH, AND

KABIL,BURBER IN NORTHERN

AFRICA.

WE'RE DOING IT FOR HINDU.

AND A HUGE POPULATION IN

INDIA.

AND WE WANT HELP TO DO

THAT.

AND WE WANT TO ENCOURAGE

YOU, IF YOU FEEL CALLED TO

MISSION WORK TO MUSLIMS,

BY ALL MEANS RESPOND TO

THAT.

GET INFORMED.

GET A WAY TO SAY, HOW IS

THIS?

HOW CAN GOD BE LEADING ME?

AND RESPOND TO THAT.

IF HE IS CALLING YOU, JUST

SAY YES, HERE AM I, LORD.

SEND ME.

> COMING UP, CHILDREN OF

REFUGEES ARE FLEEING THEIR

COUNTRIES AND SMILING FOR

THE FIRST TIME IN WEEKS.

FIND OUT WHY WHEN WE COME

BACK.

Gordon: WELL, WE HERE

AT CBN WANT TO SEE

"SUPERBOOK" SPREAD AROUND

THE WORLD, SO THE CHILDREN

OF THE WORLD HAVE THE

OPPORTUNITY TO SEE THE

STORIES OF THE BIBLE.

IN LEBANON, IT IS BEING

WATCHED BY YOUNG REFUGEES

AND BRINGING SMILES TO

THEIR FACES.

Reporter: BY THE END

OF 2015, THE U.N.

ESTIMATES THERE WILL BE

TWO MILLION REFUGEES

LIVING LIKE THIS, JUST IN

LEBANON ALONE.

IT WAS INTO THIS PLACE OF

SUFFERING THAT ELION CAME

TO BRING HOPE, THROUGH

"SUPERBOOK," TO THE LAND

OF HER BIRTH.

I WANTED TO TEST IT AND

SEE HOW THE KIDS ARE GOING

TO GRASP THIS CURRICULUM

IN ARABIC.

Reporter: THE FIRST

STEP ON HER JOURNEY WAS A

CHURCH INSIDE BA BEIRUT,

WHICH HAD TAKEN IN 150

IRAQI REFUGEE CHILDREN.

THEY WERE SO CURIOUS TO

KNOW WHAT IS THIS

"SUPERBOOK."

AFTER THEY WATCHED THE

EPISODE, I PRESENTED THE

CURRICULUM TO THEM.

I LOVED THAT THEY WERE

REALLY WATCHING AND

TENTATIVE TO WHAT WAS

GOING ON.

Reporter: THEN ELION

MADE HER WAY INTO A VERY

DIFFERENT SITUATION: A

CAMP MADE UP OF HUNDREDS

OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE IN

THE BEKAW VALLEY, LIVING

INTENTS.

THESE CHILDREN WERE

DIFFERENT.

THEY WERE NOT

WELL-GROOMED, LIKE THE

KIDS IN THE IRAQI CHURCH.

I HEARD SO MANY

HEARTBREAKING STORIES.

EVERY TIME I ASKED THEM,

HOW CAN I PRAY FOR YOU,

THE ONLY ANSWER I GOT

THERE WAS PRAY THAT WE CAN

FIND FOOD TOMORROW.

THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT

TOMORROW BRINGS THEM.

THEIR HOMES ARE GONE.

Reporter: THEN THEY

SET UP AND SHOWED THE

"SUPERBOOK" EPISODE, "IN

THE BEGINNING," TO NEARLY

200 MUSLIM CHILDREN AND

ADULTS.

WHILE THEY WERE

WATCHING, I WAS WATCHING

THEIR FACES.

AND THERE WAS THIS ONE

CHILD, HIS EYES WERE,

LIKE, SHINING.

HE WAS SO INTO

"SUPERBOOK."

HE WAS SO EXCITED TO WATCH

"SUPERBOOK."

TO BE HONEST WITH YOU, I

WAS NOT SURE I WANTED TO

PLAY THE SALVATION SONG

THERE.

I WANTED TO BE SENSITIVE

TO THE ENVIRONMENT.

BUT I WAS, LIKE, LET ME

GIVE IT A TRY.

THE KIDS WERE ACTUALLY

HAPPY, AND THEY WERE

SINGING IT.

Reporter: AND THE

CHILDREN RESPONDED WHEN

SHE INTRODUCED THE

"SUPERBOOK" CURRICULUM TO

THEM.

WE TALKED ABOUT GOD.

WHAT IS GOD TO YOU.

WHO IS GOD T TO YOU?

I ASKED THEM ABOUT SIN, IF

THEY KNOW WHAT SIN MEANS.

WHAT IT MEANS TO OBEY GOD.

AND THEY WERE VERY

RESPONSIVE.

IT WAS AMAZING HOW

"SUPERBOOK" CAN BRING JOY.

I SPENT WITH THEM, LIKE,

AROUND TWO HOURS, WATCHING

THE ACTUAL EPISODE AND

TALKING TO THEM AND

PLAYING WITH THEM.

AND IN THOSE TWO HOURS,

"SUPERBOOK" BROUGHT

SMILES.

IT TOOK THEIR MINDS OFF OF

THE SADNESS, THE BAD

MEMORIES.

Reporter: WHICH

BRINGS US TO THE REASON

WHY ELION WANTED TO RETURN

TO THE LAND OF HER BIRTH,

TO BRING "SUPERBOOK" TO

THESE CHILDREN.

AS I WAS WALKING IN

THAT CAMP, I LOOKED AT ALL

OF THESE KIDS THERE.

I SAW ME.

I SAW -- I SAW LITTLE

ELION THERE, THE

5-YEAR-OLD ELION, WHO WAS

CHANGED BECAUSE OF

"SUPERBOOK."

I GREW UP IN A WAR ZONE.

WE HAD BOMBS AND MISSILES

HITTING.

AND THE ONLY FUN PART OF

THE DAY WAS WHEN MY

GRANDMOTHER HAD ME WATCH

"SUPERBOOK."

"SUPERBOOK" IS PLANTED

INSIDE ME.

IT CHANGED MY LIFE AS A

CHILD.

Reporter: WHICH IS

WHY ELION NOW BELIEVES

THAT "SUPERBOOK" NEEDS TO

BE THERE FOR EVERY

ARABIC-SPEAKING CHILD.

I WANT ALL OF THE KIDS

FROM THE MIDDLE EAST TO

HAVE ACCESS TO

"SUPERBOOK."

IN EVERY HOUSE, AND I WANT

TO KNOW IT IS IN EVERY

CHURCH AND EVERY REFUGEE

CAMP.

BECAUSE I KNOW -- I KNOW

THAT IT CHANGES LIVES.

Gordon: YOU KNOW IT

CHANGES LIVES, WHEN YOU

GET THE STORIES OF THE

BIBLES TO CHILDREN.

IT CAN CHANGE THEIR LIFE.

IT CAN CHANGE THEM FOR ALL

ETERNITY.

IF YOU WANT TO SEE EVERY

ARABIC-SPEAKING CHURCH GET

A COPY OF "SUPERBOOK," AND

YOU WANT TO SEE THE

CHILDREN GET THE STORIES

OF THE BIBLE -- WE'RE

DOING IT NOW IN 41

LANGUAGES.

WE'RE REACHING AROUND THE

WORLD.

THERE IS THE LISTING OF

ALL OF THE DIFFERENT

LANGUAGES, ALL OF THE

DIFFERENT AREAS WHERE

WE'RE BROADCASTING NOW

SEASON ONE.

IT IS INCREDIBLE WHAT IS

HAPPENING.

THE AUDIENCES ARE

ENORMOUS.

IN THE PHILIPPINES, OVER

THREE MILLION EVERY SINGLE

SATURDAY ARE WATCHING

"SUPERBOOK" THERE.

YOU CAN BE A PART OF IT.

HOW DO YOU DO THAT?

YOU CALL US:

1-888-777-1999.

SAY I WANT TO JOIN THE

"SUPERBOOK" D.V.D. CLUB.

WHEN YOU CALL AND GIVE A

GIFT OF $25, WE'LL SEND

YOU OUT THE LATEST EPISODE

OF "SUPERBOOK."

IF YOU WANT TO GET CAUGHT

UP ON ALL OF THEM, THERE

IS A PLACE ON cbn.com,

WHERE YOU CAN GO TO THE

EPISODES, SEASON ONE,

SEASON TWO, SEASON THREE.

SEASON THREE, WE'RE IN

PRODUCTION ON RIGHT NOW.

AND YOUR GIFT, YOUR $25,

WILL GO INTO THE

PRODUCTION COSTS, INTO THE

TRANSLATION COSTS, INTO

THE DISTRIBUTION COSTS, SO

THE CHILDREN OF THE WORLD

CAN GET THE STORIES OF THE

BIBLE.

BE A PART OF REACHING THE

WORLD WITH THESE WONDERFUL

STORIES.

CALL US NOW,

1-888-777-1999.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM HEBREWS: "IF WE

ARE FAITHFUL TO THE END,

TRUSTING GOD JUST AS

FIRMLY AS WHEN WE FIRST

BELIEVED, WE WILL SHARE IN

ALL THAT BELONGS TO

CHRIST."

GOD BLESS YOU.

WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN.

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