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CBN NewsWatch: December 3, 2015

On CBN Newswatch, Dec. 3: Workplace violence or terrorism? CA massacre probe unfolds; UK launches airstrikes against ISIS in Syria; Ind. school district may appeal nativity scene ban; and more. Read Transcript


Caitlin: TODAY ON

"NEWSWATCH," A DEADLY

SHOOTING RAMPAGE IN SAN

BERNARDINO, CALIFORNIA.

14 PEOPLE ARE DEAD, 17

OTHERS ARE INJURED.

TODAY AUTHORITIES ARE

SEARCHING FOR A MOTIVE.

HEAR WHAT THEY KNOW SO

FAR.

> PLUS...

I BELIEVE WITH ALL DUE

RESPECT, I GIVE OUR PARTY

THE BEST CHANCE TO WIN

THIS ELECTION.

Caitlin: HE IS HOPING

TO BE OUR NEXT PRESIDENT.

OUR WHITE HOUSE

CORRESPONDENT SITS DOWN

WITH MARCO RUBIO.

AND SCIENTISTS SAY THEY

CAN REEDIT THE HUMAN

GENETIC CODE.

WE'LL SHOW YOU HOW IT

WORKS, AND WHY SOME

EXPERTS SAY IT COULD POST

SOME RISKS FOR FUTURE

GENERATION.

GENERATIONS.

> THANKS FOR JOINING US

FOR CBN "NEWSWATCH."

I'M CAITLIN BURKE.

A DAY AFTER A MASS

SHOOTING IN ONE CALIFORNIA

COUNTY, AUTHORITIES ARE

TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHY A

COUPLE WOULD EMBARK ON A

DEADLY KILLING SPREE?

WAS IT WORKPLACE VIOLENCE

OR ISLAMIC-INSPIRED

TERRORISM, OR BOTH THAT

LEFT 14 PEOPLE DEAD AND

MORE THAN A DOZEN INJURED.

GEORGE THOMAS HAS MORE.

George: THE HUSBAND

AND WIFE TEAM WERE CLEARLY

READY FOR A BATTLE WITH

POLICE AS AN

A.T.F.SPOKESMAN SAID THE

COUPLE WERE WEARING

MILITARY, TACTICAL-STYLE

CLOTHING LOADED WITH

AMMUNITION, READY FOR A

GUN FIGHT.

28-YEAR-OLD SAED FARUK,

AND 27-YEAR-OLD MALIK WERE

THE TWO LOAN GUNMEN IN THE

MASS SHOOTING.

WE ARE PRETTY COUPLE

THAT THE TWO SHOOTERS THAT

WENT INTO THE BUILDING ARE

THE TWO WE APPREHENDED.

George: HIS FATHER

TOLD THE DAILY NEWS THAT,

QUOTE,"HE WAS VERY

RELIGIOUS.

HE WOULD GO TO WORK, COME

BACK, PRAY, AND GO TO

WORK."

THEY REPORTEDLY DROPPED

OFF THEIR 6-MONTH-OLD

DAUGHTER WITH

GRANDPARENTS, AND FARUK

WENT FOR A CHRISTMAS PARTY

AT THE REGIONAL CENTER.

HE DID LEAVE THE PARTY

UNDER SOME CIRCUMSTANCES

THAT WERE DESCRIBED AS

ANGRY.

George: AROUND 11

11 a.m. LOCAL TIME, HE

RETURNED TO THE

CELEBRATIONS WITH HIS

WIFE.

DRESSED IN MILITARY

FATIGUES AND BODY ARMOR,

AND STARTED SHOOTING.

BASED ON WHAT WE HAVE

SEEN AND HOW THEY WERE

EQUIPPED, THERE HAD TO BE

SOME DEGREE OF PLANNING

THAT WENT INTO THIS.

I DON'T THINK THEY JUST

WENT HOME AND GRABBED GUNS

AND CAME BACK ON A SPUR OF ÷

A MOMENT THING.

George: THE ATTACK

LASTED ONLY MINUTES, BUT

IN THAT SHORT PERIOD OF

TIME, THE TWO MANAGED TO

GUN DOWN 14 PEOPLE AND

INJURY 17 OTHERS.

FOX NEWS SAYS AUTHORITIES

FOUND MULTIPLE PIPE BOMBS

AND OTHER EXPLOSIVE

DEVICES AT VARIOUS

LOCATIONS, INCLUDING THREE

DEVICES AT THE SCENE OF

THE ATTACK.

THE TWO WERE LATER KILLED

BY POLICE IN A SHOOTOUT

SEVERAL HOURS AFTER THE

INCIDENT.

THE SEARCH FOR A MOTIVE

CONTINUES.

INVESTIGATORS WANT TO KNOW

WHETHER THIS WAS WORKPLACE

VIOLENCE OR

ISLAMIC-INSPIRED TERRORISM

OR BOTH.

MEANWHILE, THE L.A. TIMES

SAYS FARUK REPORTEDLY TOOK

A TRIP TO SAUDI ARABIA AND

RETURNED WITH HIS NEW WIFE

HE APPARENTLY MET ONLINE.

LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT, HIS

BROTHER-IN-LAW SPOKE TO

REPORTERS.

I CANNOT EXPRESS HOW

SAD I AM FOR WHAT HAPPENED

TODAY.

CONDOLENCES TO THE PEOPLE

WHO LOST THEIR LIFE.

George: THE ATTACK

WAS THE DEADLIEST MASS

SHOOTING SINCE SANDY HOOK.

PRESIDENT OBAMA AND SOME

DEMOCRATIC LEADERS

IMMEDIATELY CALLED FOR

STRICTER GUN CONTROLS.

MEANWHILE THE NEW YORK

DAILY NEWS RAN WITH THIS

CONTROVERSIAL TITLE: "GOD

ISN'T FIXING THIS" ON

THEIR FRONT PAGE.

IT CRITICIZED PRESIDENTIAL

CANDIDATES FOR PREACHING

ABOUT PRAYER WHILE BEING

SILENT ABOUT GUN CONTROL.

THE PAPER'S FRONT PAGE

QUICKLY BECAME A HOT ITEM

ON TWITTER.

CALIFORNIA ALREADY HAS

STRICT GUN CONTROL LAWS.

IN THE MEANTIME,

AUTHORITIES AND THE

FAMILIES OF THE VICTIMS

ARE TRYING TO LEARN MORE

ABOUT WHY THE COUPLE

LAUNCHED THEIR MURDEROUS

ASSAULT THAT LEFT SO MANY

PEOPLE DEAD AND WOUNDED.

GEORGE THOMAS, CBN NEWS.

Caitlin: BRITISH WAR

PLANES ATTACKED ISIS IN

SYRIA HOURS AFTER

PARLIAMENT GAVE ITS

APPROVAL.

THEY TOOK PART IN A

BOMBING RAID.

THE HOUSE VOTED IN FAVOR

OF MILITARY ACTION AFTER A

10-HOUR DEBATE.

ACTIVISTS GATHERED OUTSIDE

PARLIAMENT TO PROTEST THE

VOTE.

INSIDE, PRIME MINISTER

DAVID CAMERON MADE HIS

CASE FOR BRITISH

PARTICIPATION.

THE COALITION HAD SOME

26 AIRCRAFT AVAILABLE.

EIGHT OF THOSE WERE

BRITISH TORNADOES.

SO TYPICALLY, THE U.K.

ACTUALLY REPRESENTS

BETWEEN A QUARTER AND A

THIRD OF THE INTERNATIONAL

COALITION'S PRECISION

BOMBING CAPABILITY.

Caitlin: OPPONENTS

SAID BOMBING ISIS WON'T

MAKE MUCH DIFFERENCE,

NOTEING THAT AMERICAN

AIRSTRIKES HAVEN'T DRIVEN

THEM OUT OF THE POSITIONS.

HERE IN THE U.S., A

SCHOOL DISTRICT IN INDIANA

SAYS IT MAY APPEAL A

DECISION BY A LOCAL JUDGE

BANNING A CHRISTIAN SHOW.

THE OPPOSITION ARGUED THE

NATIVITY SCENE SHOWS

RELIGION IN A PUBLIC

SCHOOL.

IT HAS BEEN INCLUDED IN

THE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS SHOW

SINCE 1970.

THE CASE GOES TO COURT

JANUARY 7th.

> A GROWING NUMBER OF

JEWS ARE RETURNING TO

ISRAEL.

IT IS PART OF A

FULFILLMENT OF PROPHECY

SPOKEN IN THE BIBLE.

REPORTER CHARLENE AARON

RECENTLY SPOKE WITH THE

HEAD OF ONE ORGANIZATION

ON THE FRONT LINES OF

HELPING THE JEWISH PEOPLE

MAKE THEIR WAY HOME.

Charlene: EARLIER

THIS YEAR IMMIGRANTS FROM

NORTH AMERICA LANDED AT

TEL AVIV'S BE BEN-GURION'S

INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO

MAKE ISRAEL THEIR HOME.

IT IS LITERALLY WATCHING

BIBLE PROPHECY UNFOLD.

ISAIAH, JEREMIAH, AND

EZEKIEL, ALL SPEAK OF THE

JEWISH RETURN TO THE LAND.

IT SAYS SEVERAL TIMES

IN ISAIAH, "I WILL LIFT UP

A BANNER TO THE NATIONS,

TO THE GENTILES, THEY

SHALL BRING YOUR SONS AND

DAUGHTERS BACK."

Charlene: DEBRA HEADS

"OPERATION EXODUS."

SHE SAYS SINCE 2014, THERE

HAS BEEN A 79% INCREASE OF

INQUIRIES ABOUT ASSISTANCE

TO RETURN TO ISRAEL.

IF I CAN JUST GIVE

GLORY TO GOD BECAUSE THIS

IS HIS WORK.

IN 1948, ISRAEL HAD

800,000 JEWISH PEOPLE IN

THE LAND.

WHEN THEY BECAME A NATION

IN ONE DAY, LIKE ISAIAH

SAID.

NOW THERE IS OVER SIX

MILLION.

SO THAT IS INCREDIBLE.

OVER 67 YEARS.

AND SO THEY'RE GOING BACK

BY PLANELOADS.

Charlene: "OPERATION

EXODUS" PARTNERS WITH THE

ISRAEL AGENCY AND OTHER

GROUPS TO HELP JEWS MOVE

TO ISRAEL.

IT PROVIDES AID TO

HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS AND

OTHERS IN THE FORMER

SOVIET UNION.

AND HELPING THOSE RETURN,

THERE IS THE POWER OF

PRAYER.

WE PRAY FOR THEIR

SAFETY, AND WE PRAY THAT

THEY WOULD GET JOBS

QUICKLY.

AND THOSE THINGS ARE

HOLDING THEM BACK HERE.

Charlene: SHE SAYS

THERE ARE MANY REASONS

JEWS ARE RETURNING TO

THEIR HOMELAND.

MANY ARE SAYING HASHEM

IS CALLING US BACK TO THE

LAND.

OTHERS ARE SAYING, I WANT

MY CHILDREN TO BE RAISED

IN A JEWISH HOMELAND.

OTHERS ARE SAYING I WANT

TO DEFEND ISRAEL.

I WANT TO BE THERE.

I'M A ZIONIST.

THEY SAY, WE SEE THE

HANDWRITING ON THE WALL.

Charlene: MOT MOTIVATED

BY LOVE FOR ISRAEL AND THE

JEWISH PEOPLE, "OPERATION

EXODUS" OFFERS MENOTTI AND

OTHERS THE OPPORTUNITY TO

WORK WITH GOD, TO BRING

HIS PROPHECIES TO PASS.

YOU WAKE UP AND THINK,

WHAT AN AWESOME

RESPONSIBILITY, AND WHAT

AN AWESOME JOY IT IS AT

THE SAME TIME.

IT IS THE JOY.

AND THERE IS A COST TO

STANDING WITH ISRAEL.

SO IT IS INTENSE, BUT I

LOVE IT.

I LOVE IT.

AND OUR WORKERS LOVE IT.

OUR VOLUNTEERS LOVE IT.

IT'S ONLY GOING TO GROW.

Charlene: CHARLENE

AARON, CBN NEWS.

Caitlin: HE IS THE

SON OF CUBAN IMMIGRANTS

WHO IS LIVING THE AMERICAN

DREAM, AND NOW HE WANTS TO

BECOME YOUR PRESIDENT.

DAVID BRODY TALKS WITH

WHITE HOUSE HOPEFUL MARCO

RUBIO AFTER THIS.

FAROOQ

Caitlin: LEGISLATION

AIMED AT DEMOLISHING

PRESIDENT OBAMA'S HEALTH

CARE LAW AND DEFUNDING

PLANNED PARENTHOOD IS SAID

TO BE APPROVED BY THE

SENATE AS EARLY AS TODAY.

ASSUMING HOUSE PASSAGE

LATER, CONGRESSIONAL

REPUBLICANS WOULD THEN

VAULT TO A VETO BATTLE

WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA.

IT IS NOT LIKELY A BATTLE

THEY WOULD WIN, BUT IT

WILL SEND A STRONG MESSAGE

AS BOTH PARTIES LOOK

TOWARDS THE 2016

PRESIDENTIAL AND

CONGRESSIONAL ELECTIONS.

THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS THE

BILL WILL TAKE AWAY

CRITICAL BENEFITS AND

HEALTH CARE COVERAGE FROM

FAMILIES.

> DONALD TRUMP MIGHT BE

GETTING THE ATTENTION IN

THIS PRESIDENTIAL RACE,

BUT OTHER CANDIDATES ARE

SLOWLY MOVING UP ON THE

FRONT-RUNNER.

ONE IS MARCO RUBIO, WHO IS

MAKING A STRONG PITCH FOR

EVANGELICALS, SPECIFICALLY

IN IOWA.

CBN'S DAVID BRODY SPENT

SOME TIME WITH RUBIO IN

THE HAWKEYE STATE AS HE

DELIVERED HIS GOSPEL

MESSAGE.

David: SO FAR IN

THIS PRESIDENTIAL

CAMPAIGN, MARCO RUBIO'S

BEST MOMENTS HAVE COME ON

THE DEBATE STAGE.

FOR THE LIFE OF ME, I

DON'T KNOW WHY WE HAVE

STIGMATIZED EDUCATIONAL

SCHOOLING.

WELDERS MAKE MORE MONEY

THAN PHILOSOPHERS.

David: WITH A

PERSONAL STORY ON THE

CAMPAIGN TRAIL.

THIS IS NOT JUST A

NATION I WAS BORN IN.

THIS IS A COUNTRY THAT

LITERALLY CHANGED THE

HISTORY OF MY FAMILY.

MY PARENTS WERE BORN INTO

POOR FAMILIES ON THE

ISLAND OF CUBA.

David: AND YOU HAVE

A CANDIDATE ON THE RISE.

BEHIND THE SCENES,

DEMOCRATS SAY THEY WOULD

RATHER NOT TAKE HIM ON IN

THE GENERAL ELECTION.

WORD ON THE STREET, INSIDE

THE HILLARY CLINTON

CAMPAIGN, THEY ARE VERY

WORRIED ABOUT YOU?

SHOULD THEY BE WORRIED

TREG.

>? I BELIEVE WITH ALL DUE

RESPECT, THAT I GIVE OUR

PARTY THE BEST CHANCE TO

WIN THIS ELECTION.

David: WITH ALL DUE

RESPECT, HE HAS A CROWDED

FIELD TO PASS, ESPECIALLY

IN IOWA, WHERE VOTERS GET

FIRST CRACK.

TED CRUZ, BEN CARSON,

DONALD TRUMP, THEY'RE ALL

DOING WELL HERE, AND RUBIO

KNOWS HE WILL HAVE TO

SCORE WITH THE CRUCIAL

EVANGELICALS IN THE

HAWKEYE STATE.

FLORIDA SENATOR, MARCO

RUBIO.

David: THANKSGIVING

WEEK, CBN NEWS GAINED

EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO A

PRIVATE MEETING WITH RUBIO

AND ABOUT 100 PASTORS.

THE GATHERING WAS

SPONSORED BY THE

"INFLUENTIAL AMERICAN

RENEWAL PROJECT."

TO IGNORE OUR

JUDEO-CHRISTIAN FOUNDINGS

IS TO IGNORE OUR NATION.

THIS NATION WAS FOUNDED ON

THE BELIEF THAT EVERY

PERSON HAS NATURAL RIGHTS

THAT COME FROM OUR

CREATOR.

THAT'S WHERE WE GET FREE

ENTERPRISE.

IF YOU DON'T HAVE A

CREATOR, WHAT IS THE

SOURCE OF YOUR RIGHTS?

THE GOVERNMENT?

THE LAW?

David: INSIDE THE

ROOM, RUBIO TOOK THE

OPPORTUNITY TO TELL

PASTORS MORE ABOUT

HIMSELF.

ABOUT A YEAR IN MY

CAREER THERE, I REALIZED I

WAS DESTINED FOR THE

NATIONAL FOOTBALL TEAM

EXCEPT FOR MY LACK OF SIZE

AND TALENT.

> TODAY WE HAVE A

PRESIDENT THAT TREATS

ISRAEL WITH LESS RESPECT

THAN WHAT HE GIVES THE

AYATOLLAH AND IRAN.

> IF YOU WANT ME TO

BRING IT HOME, THEY

BELIEVE THAT ONE DAY THE

STATE OF IOWA WILL BE

GOVERNED -- OR WHAT IS

KNOWN AS THE STATE OF

IOWA, WILL BE GOVERNED BY

ISLAMIC LAW.

David: RUBIO

EXPANDED ON THE RELIGIOUS

NATURE OF THE CONFLICT.

THE REASON WHY THE

RELIGIOUS PART IS

IMPORTANT IS BECAUSE

THAT'S WHAT MOTIVATES

THEM.

YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND

WHAT IS MOTIVATING SOMEONE

TO TAKE ACTION.

USUALLY IT IS A POLITICAL

DESIRE.

WITH ISLAM, THEY ARE

MOTIVATED BY THEIR FAITH,

WHICH THEY BELIEVE

OBLIGATES THEM TO KILL

ANYONE WHO DOES NOT AGREE

WITH THEIR RELIGION.

David: AND HE

ADDRESSED THE RELIGIOUS

LIBERTY RIGHTS UNDER THE

CONSTITUTION.

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY IS

THE RIGHT TO LIVE AND

EXERCISE YOUR FAITH IN

EVERY ASPECT OF YOUR LIFE.

David: AND WE SOCIAL

ISSUES AND MORAL VALUES

UNDER ATTACK, HE BELIEVES

PASTORS NEED TO PLAY A

CRUCIAL ROLE.

THERE ARE A LOT OF

PASTORS IN OTHER CHURCHES

HAVE BECOME CONCERNED

ABOUT SPEAKING TRUTH ON

SOME OF THESE ISSUES

BECAUSE THEY DON'T WANT

PEOPLE TO BE OFFENDED IN

THE PULPIT.

AND THEY DON'T WANT TO

DRIVE PEOPLE AWAY.

PEOPLE WANT TO HEAR HAPPY

TALK SOMETIMES WHEN HE

SHOW UP TO CHURCH.

BUT I BELIEVE THOSE IN THE

PULPIT HAVE AN OBLIGATION

TO PREACH THE TRUTH.

David: AND THOSE IN

THE PULPIT WANT TO KNOW

ABOUT RUBIO'S SPIRITUAL

TRUTH.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR

EXPERIENCE WITH JESUS

CHRIST.

David: THAT RUBIO A

CHANCE TO EXPLAIN HOW

ATTENDING AN EVANGELICAL

CHURCH WITH HIS WIFE

BROUGHT HIS CATHOLIC FAITH

ALIVE.

I DIDN'T LEARN ABOUT

THE CATHOLIC CHURCH UNTIL

I WENT TO A NON-CATHOLIC

CHURCH AND BECAME INFUSED

IN THE BIBLE AND THE

WRITTEN WORD OF BIBLE.

ONLY THEN DID THE LIT GEE LITURGY

OF THE CHURCH START MAKING

SENSE.

> AS FAR AS MY

RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS

CHRIST, THE BEST WAY I

HAVE BEEN ABLE TO DESCRIBE

IT TO PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT

BELIEVERS IS: GOD BECAME A

MAN.

HE CAME DOWN TO EARTH AND

DIED FOR OUR SINS.

HE PROVIDED THE ULTIMATE

SACRIFICE BECAUSE UP TO

THAT POINT WE LIVED UNDER

THE LAW.

AND THE LAW MEANT WE HAD

TO SACRIFICE A BLEMISHED

LAMB TO COVER OUR SINS,

NOT ERASE THEM.

David: THAT

SATISFIED THE PASTOR WHO

ASKED THE QUESTION.

I WANTED TO KNOW HIS

RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS

CHRIST, AND, BOY, HE HAD A

GOOD ANSWER, DIDN'T HE.

WE'RE PULLING REALLY

STRONG FOR MARCO RUBIO.

TONIGHT SURE WAS A

GAME-CHANGER.

David: BUT ONE

PASTOR CHALLENGED HIM ON

RECEIVING REPORT FROM RICH

REPUBLICAN DONOR PAUL

SINGER WHO SUPPORTS

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE.

HOW DO WE KNOW HE IS

NOT GOING TO HAVE A LARGE

AMOUNT OF INFLUENCE ON

YOU?

WHEN SOMEONE SUPPORTS

MY CAMPAIGN, THEY ARE

BUYING INTO MY AGENDA; I'M

NOT BUYING INTO THEIR

AGENDA.

David: THAT SEEMED

TO DO THE TRICK.

I THINK MY FAVORITE

LINE WAS WHEN HE SAID,

WHEN A DONOR GIVES MONEY

TO ME, THEY BUY INTO ME; I

DON'T BUY INTO THEM.

David: HURTLES WILL

STILL REMAIN, SUCH AS

QUESTIONS ABOUT WHY HE

TEAMED UP WITH DEMOCRATS

ON IMMIGRATION REFORM, BUT

FOR NOW RUBIO IS MAKING

NEW EVANGELICAL FRIENDS

AND GETTING PRAYED UP IN

THE PROCESS.

WE CLAIM THE FAVOR AND

WISDOM AND POWER OF THE

MIGHTY ONE TO BE UPON YOU

NOW.

Reporter: DAVID

BRODY, CBN NEWS, IN DES

MOINES, IOWA.

Caitlin: UP NEXT,

CODING FOR CHRIST.

WE'LL SHOW YOU HOW A

MISSIONS CONFERENCE IS

USING TECHNOLOGY TO SPREAD

THE GOSPEL.

Caitlin: ABOUT 16,000

STUDENTS AND MINISTRY

LEADERS WILL ATTEND THIS

YEAR'S "ABANA 15," ONE OF

THE LARGEST MISSIONS

CONFERENCES.

EVERYONE WILL MEET IN

MISSOURI TO FOCUS ON WHERE

GOD IS WORKING IN THE

WORLD AND WHERE THEY MIGHT

FIT IN.

IT TAKES PLACE EVERY THREE

YEARS, AND FOR THIS YEAR'S

CONFERENCE, THEY'RE USING

A NEW CATEGORY, THEIR

FIRST EVER "HACK-A-THON."

LORI JOHNSON SPOKE TO TOM

LYNNE, THE DIRECTOR OF

THIS YEAR'S EVENT.

Lori: THIS IS THE

FIRST "HACK-A-THON" AT

ARBANA, AND HOW WILL IT

WORK AND WHY ARE YOU

HOSTING THIS?

WE'RE HOSTING IT FOR A

COUPLE OF REASONS.

ONE IS BECAUSE WE NOTICE

SEEING A SHIFT IN THE

THINGS THE PEOPLE ARE

STUDYING.

MANY ARE GOING INTO

TECH-RELATED FIELDS.

AND THEY'RE ASKING THE

QUESTION: CAN TECHNOLOGY

AND MY INVOLVEMENT IN

TECHNOLOGY, COMPUTER

SCIENCE, ENGINEERING,

CODING, CAN THAT BE USED

FOR MISSIONS?

AND WE WANT TO SAY YES.

GOD CAN USE YOU AND YOUR

CODING SKILLS, YOUR

PROJECT MANAGEMENT, AND

YOUR USER DESIGN SKILLS.

SO AT ARBAN AR, WE'RE ARBANA, WE'RE GOING

TO GATHER A FEW HUNDRED

STUDENTS FOR FIVE DAYS,

AND THEY'RE GOING TO WORK

AT TECH SOLUTIONS TO SOME

OF OUR WORLD'S BIGGEST

PROBLEMS.

WE'RE GOING TO HAVE 12

CHALLENGES SET FOR THEM.

MANY OF OUR PARTNER

ORGANIZATIONS ARE GOING TO

ISSUE THE CHALLENGES.

AND THEY'RE GOING TO GIVE

FIVE DAYS TO WORK ON

SOLUTIONS.

ONE OF THE THINGS THEY'RE

GOING TO WORK ON IS A

NORTH AFRICAN BUSINESS

START-UP APP.

ONE OF THE NEEDS WE'VE

IDENTIFIED IS TO HELP

THOSE IN NORTH AFRICAN

WITH THEIR SMALL BUSINESS

START-UP.

STUDENTS WILL BE ASKED TO

DEVELOP A APP THAT WALKS

THEM THROUGH THE PROCESS

OF STARTING A SMALL

BUSINESS.

Lori: WHAT ARE SOME

OF THE BIGGEST NEEDS IN

THE WORLD TODAY?

THREE OF THE BIGGEST

NEEDS THAT WE'VE

IDENTIFIED, I THINK ONE IS

SOMEHOW ADDRESSING OR

ENGAGING WITH THE

PERSECUTED CHURCH.

THE CHURCH AROUND THE

WORLD IS UNDER ATTACK.

THERE ARE CHURCH BURNINGS

IN COUNTRIES FROM

INDONESIA TO NIGER TO MANY

PLACES THROUGHOUT THE

MIDDLE EAST.

WE'VE SEEN ATTACKS IN

KENYA, AT THE UNIVERSITY,

GARRISSA UNIVERSITY.

THE CATHOLIC CHRISTIANS

KILLED THIS YEAR, AND SO

THE CHURCH IS BEING

PERSECUTED PROBABLY MORE

THAN EVER BEFORE IN RECENT

HISTORY.

AND SO WE WANT TO ADDRESS

THAT AND SEE HOW CAN WE

STAND ALONGSIDE THE

PERSECUTED CHURCH.

I THINK THE SECOND BIG

ISSUE IS ENGAGING ISLAM.

ENGAGING THE UNREACHED IN

THE WORLD.

MANY OF WHOM COME FROM

MUSLIM BACKGROUNDS.

AND SO AT ARBANA, WE'RE

GOING TO LOOK AT HOW CAN

WE ENCOURAGE AND TRAIN

THIS GENERATION OF

STUDENTS TO LEARN A

DIALOGUE WITH THEIR MUSLIM

FRIENDS, DEVELOP A

RELATIONSHIP, AND

ULTIMATELY SHARE THE

GOSPEL WITH THEIR MUSLIM

NEIGHBORS.

SO ENGAGING ISLAM IS

CRITICALLY IMPORTANT IN

THE WORLD TODAY.

I THINK A THIRD ONE THAT

COMES TO MIND IS THE

FRAGILE STATES THAT WE

HAVE IN THE WORLD, AREAS

AND COUNTRIES THAT ARE

UNSTABLE, EXTREMELY POOR,

OFTEN FILLED WITH REFUGEES

OR REFUGEES WHO ARE

LEAVING THE COUNTRY.

AND SO WE'VE SEEN THAT IN

THE NEWS RECENTLY WITH THE

REFUGEE CRISIS.

AND I THINK SERVING IN

THESE FRAGILE STATES, OR

SERVING THESE FRAGILE

STATES ARE CRITICAL NEEDS

TODAY.

Lori: DO YOU THINK

THAT THIS STUDENT

GENERATION, THIS

MILLENNIAL GENERATION IS

WELL-ENOUGH EQUIPPED TO

ANSWER THE CALL OF

MISSIONS RIGHT NOW?

THAT'S A GREAT

QUESTION.

AND I GET ASKED IT OFTEN.

I SAY YES.

I THINK THEY'RE VERY

WELL-EQUIPPED AND

WELL-POSITIONED.

I'M EXTREMELY EXCITED

ABOUT THIS GENERATION.

FOR ONE THING, THEY'RE

PROBABLY THE MOST GLOBALLY

ENGAGED GENERATION WE'VE

EVER SEEN.

THEY'VE GROWN UP SEEING

THEMSELVES AT GLOBAL

CITIZENS.

THEY'VE OFTEN TRAVELLED TO

VARIOUS COUNTRIES BEFORE

THEY EVEN GET TO

UNIVERSITY.

THEY'VE GROWN UP IN A VERY

DIVERSE ENVIRONMENT IN

NORTH AMERICA.

EVEN THE PARTICIPANTS THAT

WE HAVE AT ARBANA ARE

ABOUT 50% OF OUR AU AUDIENCE

ARE ETHNIC MINORITIES.

Lori: BILLY GRAHAM

HAS OFTEN SHARED THAT MORE

THAN HALF OF THE

MISSIONARIES IN THE WORLD

CAN TREA TRACE THEIR CALLING TO

AN ARBANA CONFERENCE.

IS THAT STILL TRUE TODAY?

YES.

IT IS A GREAT HISTORY.

I THINK IT IS STILL

ABSOLUTELY PIVOTAL.

GOD HAS USED ARBANA TO

INSTILL GOD'S WILL IN

THEIR LIVES.

16,000 STUDENTS WE'RE

EXPECTING TO REGISTER.

MANY ARE REGISTERING EACH

DAY NOW, UP UNTIL

DECEMBER 27th, WHEN OUR

CONFERENCE STARTS.

SO WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT

WHAT GOD WILL CONTINUE TO

DO THROUGH THIS ARBANA.

Lori: AND QUICKLY,

WHERE CAN PEOPLE REGISTER?

arbana.org.

Lori: TOM LYNNE WITH

ARBANA 15, THANK YOU SO

MUCH FOR YOUR TIME.

THANK YOU, LORI.

Caitlin: YOU CAN

LEARN MORE BY LOGGING ON

TO cbnnews.com.

STAY WITH US.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

Caitlin: SCIENTISTS

ARE TAKING ON A MAJOR NEW

DEBATE: SHOULD THE HUMAN

GENETIC CODE BE EDITED?

A NEW TECHNOLOGICAL TOOL

MAKES IT EASY TO EDIT

GENES INSIDE LIVING CELLS.

SCIENTISTS ARE DEVELOPING

TREATMENTS FOR DISEASES

LIKE MU MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY,

PARKINSON'S, AND H.I.V.

THOSE GENETIC

CHANGES

COULD SPREAD DOWN

TO

FUTURE GENERATIONS WITH

UNKNOWN CONSEQUENCES.

AND SOME EXPERTS WARN IT

COULD OPEN THE DOOR TO

DESIGNER BABIES AND COULD

CHANGE FUTURE SOCIETIES IN

WAYS WE CAN'T FORESEE.

> THAT'S IT FOR NEW ON

CBN "NEWSWATCH."

YOU CAN FIND MORE OF OUR

EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE OF THE

ISSUES YOU CARE ABOUT MOST

AT cbnnews.com.

AND TELL US WHAT YOU THINK

ABOUT THE STORIES YOU'VE

SEEN HERE.

WE HOPE YOU'LL JOIN US

NEXT TIME.

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