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CBN NewsWatch: December 28, 2015

On CBN Newswatch, Dec. 28: Dozens killed as deadly storm system moves East; ISIS losing its grip on key city of Ramadi; ISIS leader urges world's Muslims to join its Jihad; and more. Read Transcript


IN 7 STATES FROM NEW MEXICO

TO

MICHIGAN AND MOVING EASTWARD.

WE HAVE THE STORY.

THAT'S IT.

JUST OUTSIDE OF DALLAS A

TORNADO

ROARED THROUGH THE

NEIGHBORHOOD

TOSSED TRUCKS AND TORE TREES

APART,

ANOTHER PART OF GARLAND AN

E-F 4.

I SAW IT HITTING THE

HOUSE.

THEY ARE HAPPY THEIR

LIVES WERE

SPARED.

ALL OF THIS CAN BE

REPLACED.

THE TORNADOS KILLED AT

LEAST 8

PEOPLE IN THE DALLAS AREA

AND BEYOND

INJURED DOZENS AND BROUGHT

FLOODING

TO MANY AREAS.

IT SHUTDOWN INTERSTATE 40 IN

NEW

MEXICO AND ENCOURAGING IN

THE AREA

AND BECAUSE OF BLIZZARD

CONDITIONS

THERE IS ICE WITH 2-4 FEET

OF SLEET

AND SNOW.

THEY ARE UNDER A FLOOD

WARNING AND

FLOODING IN MISSOURI HAVE

ALREADY

KILLED SEVERAL AND IN A

STATE OF

EMERGENCY AS WELL.

AIRLINES HAVE CANCELED

THOUSANDS OF

FLIGHTS AND DELAYED MORE

THOUSANDS.

IT IS EXPECTED TO ADVANCE TO

CHICAGO

TODAY AND HIT THE NORTHEAST

TOMORROW.

HEATHER CELLS, CBN NEWS.

CBN "OPERATION BLESSING"

IS

PONDING TO THE DISASTER IN

TEXAS.

THEY ARE COORDINATING WITH

LOCAL

CHURCHES AND EMERGENCY

MANAGEMENT

TEAM.

WE ARE UPDATING THE PROGRESS LAST

WEEK.

THEY HAVE CAPTURED IN MAY OF

2014.

> A MESSAGE FROM THE

LEADER OF ISIS

ISSUED A CALL TO ARMS ON 1.5

MILLION.

THE TERRORIST GROUP HAVE

FACED SET

BACKS THIS YEAR AND ABU BAKR

AL-BAGHDADI SECOND IN

COMMAND WAS

KILLED SAYING THE DUTY IS

UPON EVERY

MUSLIM AND NO ONE IS EXCUSED

AND ALSO

THREATENED TO ATTACK ISRAEL.

> PRESIDENT OBAMA SPEAKING

FOR

IRAQI CHRISTIANS AND PRAYING

FOR

SUFFERING CHRISTIANS. THEY

HOLD

ESPECIALLY CLOSE TO OUR

HEARTS AND

MINDS THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN

DRIVEN BY

THEIR HOME LANDS BY

UNSPEAKABLE

VIOLENCE AND PERSECUTION.

OBAMA HAS

BEEN CRITICIZED BY

REPUBLICANS AND

THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL FOR BEING

TOO SOFT

ON TERRORIST GROUPS LIKE

ISIS.

> ON THE 2015 PRESIDENTIAL

ELECTION, ACTIVIST SAY THAT

BOTH ARE

MORE PASSIONATE AND

POLARIZED.

4 OUT OF 5 ABORTION CLINICS

HAVE

CLOSED IN THE LAST DECADE.

THERE IS A COMMENT FROM THE

CHURCH IN

VIRGINIA.

80% OF THE CLINICS HAVE

CLOSED.

IN 1991 THERE WERE 2200 DOWN

TO 517

CLINICS.

ANTIABORTION KEEPS TRACK OF

THESE

RECORDS.

THERE IS A CORRELATION. WHEN

ABORTION

CLINICS CLOSED, ABORTION

CLINICS

CLOSE DOWN.

THEY ARE COMMENTING ON THIS

SIGNIFICANCE.

THEY SHOW THAT AMERICA IS

GROWING

UNCOMFORTABLE WITH THE

DEMAND.

SUPPORT FOR ABORTION REDUCED

DRAMATICALLY.

JOINING OTHER PRO LIFE

TYPE WITH

OTHERS AGAINST ABORTION. THE

IDEA WAS

TO SING CHRISTMAS CAROLS AND

WOMEN

PASSING BY WOULDN'T WANT TO

GO

THROUGH OPERATION.

IT WAS REPEATED HERE IN

DECEMBER.

WHEN ABORTION PATIENT

ESCORTS KEPT

YELLING.

THEY CAME OUT AND YELLED

AT US

SEVERAL TIMES.

WE SHOWED UP AND RATHER

THAN YELL

AT THE ESCORTS.

THEY WERE TOLD THEY WERE

VIOLATING

THE CODE.

AFTER THE LEGAL GROUP WROTE

THE CITY,

THE CHURCH BACKED DOWN AND

SAID THE

CAROLERS WOULD BE WELCOMED

BACK.

AMERICANS SHOULD KNOW

THAT EVEN

SOMETHING AS INNOCENT AS

CHRISTMAS

CAROLLING CAN GET NEW --

YOU IN

TROUBLE WITH THE LAW IF YOU

ARE A PRO

LIFER.

WE ARE HERE TO HERE TO

SHARE THE

JOY OF CHRISTMAS FOR PEOPLE

WHO WANT

TO HEAR IT.

THE 1ST AMENDMENT WAS

STRUCK DOWN.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE

GOVERNMENT SAYS

YOU CANNOT EXPRESS YOUR 1ST

AMENDMENT

RIGHTS IN PUBLIC, YOU GO

BACK AND DO

IT.

PAUL STRAND, CBN NEWS.

THE COFOUNDER OF CAMPUS

CRUSADE

FOR CHRIST HAS DIED FROM

COMPLICATIONS FROM LEUKEMIA.

VONETTE BRIGHT WAS 89.

SHE LED THE CAMPAIGN FOR

CHRIST IN

1991 AND THE PRAYER MEETING

FOR

SPIRITUAL AWAKENING IN

AMERICA.

THE SERVICE WILL BE HELD IN

ORLANDO

ON JANUARY 8TH.

> CHRISTIAN BOOKS ARE NOW

THRIVING.

> MORE THAN 16,000

CHRISTIANS ARE

GATHERING THIS WEEK TO

CONSIDER A

CALL TO MISSIONS. THEY ARE

ATTENDING

THE URBANA 2015 CONFERENCE

WHERE THEY

CAN EXPLORE MISSIONARY

CAREERS. THEY

HOST THE CONFERENCE EVERY 3

YEARS.

IT HAS GUEST SPEAKERS,

WORSHIP GUEST

FOR THE PRAYERS.

> MISSIONARIES SMUGGLED

THOUSANDS

OF BIBLES INTO THE COMMUNIST

COUNTRY.

WE HAVE THE STORY FROM

BEIJING.

THIS IS A BUDDING

INDUSTRY.

JUST LIKE THE FIRST LIGHT OF

DAWN.

IN THE WORLD'S MOST

POPULOUS

NATION.

THERE IS STILL A LOT OF

DARKNESS

HERE THAT SUPPRESSING THE

LIGHT.

ATHEIST.

WE ARE COMING TO REACH

THE LIGHT.

GOD WANTS US TO BE LIKE

THE LIGHT

OF DAWN AND GROWS LIGHTER

AND THE

DARKNESS WILL RECEDE.

JOSEPH IS A PIONEER OF

SORTS.

IN 2004 HE OPENED ONE OF

CHINA'S

REGISTERED CHRISTIAN BOOK

STORES.

LIFE WAS DIFFICULT WHEN

WE FIRST

STARTED.

THE BOOKSTORE WAS

PRACTICALLY

SUSTAINED FROM MANY BROTHERS

AND

SISTERS IN THE LORD.

HE SAYS CHRISTIAN BOOKS

WERE

SCARCE AND ANYONE CAUGHT --

WITH A

BIBLE WENT TO PRISON.

STILL MANY SMUGGLED BIBLES

AND PUT

THEMSELVES AT RISK.

THERE WERE PEOPLE COMING

AND

ASKING QUESTIONS DO YOU HAVE

THIS

BOOK AND THAT BOOK BY THIS

AUTHOR AND

THAT AUTHOR.

AND THEN THEY WOULD SAY,

WHAT KIND OF

BOOKSTORE IS THIS?

THE GOVERNMENT ATTITUDES

BEGAN TO

SHIFT ABOUT 15 YEARS AGO

WHEN

AUTHORITIES NOTICED HOW MANY

PEOPLE

WERE TURNING TO CHRIST.

THIS LED TO LESS

RESTRICTIONS ON

PUBLISHING COMPANIES. IT

ALSO GAVE

BIRTH TO A SMALLER COMPANY

WHICH HE

DECIDED TO JOIN.

IN 2004 HE OPENED THE FIRST

CHRISTIAN

BOOKSTORE IN SHANGHAI CALLED

STAIRS

TO HEAVEN.

WE HAD ALTOGETHER 50

BOOKS EACH ON

THE SHELF WITH A PRODUCT ON

EACH SIDE.

WE WOULD FEEL SO HAPPY WHEN

ONE BOOK

WAS SOLD OUT.

THAT SAME YEAR, SHE

OPENED HER

SHOP IN THE POOR CITY.

THERE ARE MANY OTHER

PLACES WHERE

PEOPLE BEGIN TO KNOW EACH

OTHER'S

SPIRITUAL NEED.

HE STARTED SMALL IN THE

BASEMENT

OF HIS HOUSE AND THEN OPENED

THE

FIRST CHRISTIAN BOOKSTORE IN

BEIJING.

WE GOT THE NAME FROM

SOMEONE WHICH

SAYS IF THE TREE IS PLANTED

WITH

WATER.

OUR STORE IS LIKE A TREE.

WE INVEST A LITTLE BUT OUR

SPIRITUAL

GROWTH IS MANY.

THERE ARE MANY STORES

OPENING IN

CHINA BUT MANY REALIZE IN

ORDER TO

SURVIVE AND THRIVE, THEY

HAVE TO

CHANGE THEOLOGICALLY.

MY MOTHER SAID, WHAT THE

HECK ARE

YOU DOING?

I KNEW I HAD TO DO IT

DESPITE A

FINANCIAL RISK.

IN 2008 HE STARTED THE

FIRST

ONLINE CHRISTIAN BOOK STORE

IN CHINA.

LIKE THE OTHERS, IT WASN'T

EASY BUT

HE PERSEVERED.

I PRAYED ABOUT IT BUT I

KNEW THE

GOSPEL IN CHINA WITH A

CHANGING WHICH

WAS A PERFECT TIME FOR A

MINISTRY OF

THE WORD.

IT WAS TIME FOR

EVANGELIST AND

OUTREACH.

YOU GET TO KNOW PEOPLE

FROM ALL

DIFFERENT PLACES AND ALLOW

PEOPLE TO

GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER AND

BE BLESSED

WITH EACH OTHER.

WE DON'T HAVE A LOT OF

MONEY, BUT

THIS IS ABOUT INVESTMENT

INTO THE

SOULS OF MEN.

STILL PUBLISHING OUT OF

THE DOOR

IS NOT COMPLETELY OPEN.

SIGNIFICANT CHALLENGES

REMAIN. 2

YEARS AGO CHINESE AUTHORITY

DEALT A

HUGE BLOW TO CHRISTIAN

BOOKSTORE

OWNERS SEVERELY RESTRICTING

THE

NUMBER OF CHRISTIAN TITLES

THAT CAN

BE PUBLISHED EACH I DO.

FROM 200 TITLES A YEAR AGO

TO 80 LAST

YEAR. THIS YEAR THE

GOVERNMENT HAS

ONLY ISSUED 20 TITLES.

THE GOVERNMENT IS WORRIED

IT WILL

INCREASE THE NUMBER OF

CHRISTIANS AND

IMPACT THE NUMBER OF

CHRISTIANS IN

OUR COUNTRY.

BUT IT ACTUALLY MAKES

SOCIETY BETTER

AND WILL CHANGE THEIR

ATTITUDES.

DESPITE THESE CHALLENGES,

THEY

PRESS ON KNOWING GOD IS

MOVING IN

CHINA.

ALL THEY HAVE TO DO IS TO

REMAIN

FAITHFUL.

GOD WILL CONTINUE TO HOLD

US UP BY

HIS GRACE.

AND HOLD US UNTIL WE

COMPLETE THE

GREAT VISION.

GEORGE THOMAS, CBN NEWS,

BEIJING.

> AFTER SHE LANDS THE ROLE

OF A

LIFETIME AND GIVES GOT ALL

THE CREDIT.

SEE WHAT IT'S LIKE TO

RAISING WHITLEY.

NEXT. > WELCOME BACK TO CBN

NEWSWATCH.

SHE'S AN ACTRESS AND

COMEDIENNE

STARING IN NUMEROUS MOVIES

AND SHOWS.

SHE SAYS HOW BECOMING A

MOTHER

INSPIRED HER AND HOW SHE

BECAME A

MOTHER AFTER 1 HOUR.

Efrem: LOS ANGELES IS HOME

TO

NEARLY 4 MILLION PEOPLE. A

GOOD

NUMBER OF THEM CAME WITH

DREAMS OF

MAKING IT BIG IN HOLLYWOOD.

MAY I REMIND YOU THAT I

TOLD YOU

TO GO TELL GABBY HOW YOU

FEEL.

ACTRESS AND COMEDIENNE

KYM WHITLEY

SHARED THOSE DREAMS.

I KNEW I WAS FUNNY THE

FIRST TIME

I GOT A CHECK. I THOUGHT I

MUST BE

FUNNY.

THAT CONFIDENCE CAME

EARLY.

KYM'S PARENTS ENCOURAGED IT

AND SHE

TOOK IT WITH HER AFTER SHE

MOVED TO

COLLEGE WITH ONLY $50 TO HER

NAME.

IT'S TAKEN YEARS TO LAND

MORE THAN 40

FILMS AND TELEVISION

APPEARANCES. BUT

KYM DOESN'T CALL IT HARD.

HARD IS RELATIVE.

I LOOK AT PEOPLE'S LIVES, IT

MUST BE

HARD.

YEAH, ME TRYING TO MAKE IT.

I HAD TO GET ON FOOD STAMPS

FOR A

MINUTE AND JOBS I WASN'T

COMFORTABLE

WITH.

NO, IT WASN'T HARD.

I BELIEVE IT WAS PART OF MY

JOURNEY.

HER HOLLYWOOD JOURNEY

BEGAN AS A

TEACHER IN COMPTON KNOWN AS

THE

BIRTHPLACE OF GANGSTER RAP.

AFTER I WAS TEACHING,

PARENTS

WOULD SAY, CAN YOU TEACH MY

CHILD HOW

TO READ OVER THE SUMMER. MY

LITTLE

GIRL IS OUT OF HAND.

SO IT STARTED THEN.

THAT COMPTON CONNECTION

ENCOURAGED

WHITLEY TO INVITE PEOPLE

INTO HER

HOME TO HELP AND THEN SHE

STARTED

WHAT SHE CALLS COMICS FOR

KIDS WHERE

THEY GAVE EACH CHILD THE

MOST POPULAR

THING TO HAVE AT THE TIME, A

SONY

WALK MAN.

I GOT AN E-MAIL YEARS

LATER.

I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT.

IT SAID "HI, MRS. WHITLEY.

I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT YOU

GAVE US

OUR WALK MAN AND WE

CHERISHED IT

EVERYDAY BUT WE WENT TO

COLLEGE AND

IT CHANGED US IN A BETTER

WAY" I'M SO

EMOTIONAL.

I COULDN'T BELIEVE THAT THAT

ONE

NIGHT IMPACTED THESE TWO

LITTLE

FOSTER KIDS.

THEY SAID THANK YOU AND KEEP

DOING

THAT.

EVEN WHILE JUGGLING

MULTIPLE

TELEVISION SERIES, SUCCESS

ONLY

INCREASES KYM'S DRIVE TO

HELP.

MY WHOLE LIFE, AND PEOPLE

DON'T

KNOW BECAUSE THIS IS CRAZY.

MY WHOLE

LIFE IS BY DIVINE ORDER.

WHEN THE PHONE RANG,

THERE WAS A

HOSPITAL NURSE ON THE OTHER

END AND

WITHIN AN HOUR OF THAT PHONE

CALL.

THE COMEDIENNE WENT FROM

MENTOR TO

MOTHER.

ONE GIRL I HAD BEEN

MENTORING FOR

15 YEARS AND SHE WENT INTO

THE

HOSPITAL TO DELIVER A BABY

AND THE

SOCIAL WORKER SAYS THE BIRTH

MOTHER

HAS SELECTED YOU TO BE

GUARDIAN.

WHEN THAT HAPPENED, I HAD

CHILLS ALL

OVER MY BODY. A KID? I CAN

TAKE A

PUPPY, BUT NOT A KID.

MY MOM AND DAD WERE

LITERALLY LIKE,

OKAY, BABY GIRL, TAKE THIS

BABY.

THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE AT

HAPPINESS.

I SAID WHAT? YOU DON'T HAVE

A MAN.

YOU BETTER GET THIS BABY.

THIS IS CRAZY.

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JOSHUA'S

ARRIVAL.

UNEXPECTED BUT NO ACCIDENT.

I WILL TELL YOU THIS, THE

REASON

WHY THIS WAS DIVINE, ONE OF

THE MANY

REASONS WAS, HE CAME AT A

TIME WHEN

MY PARENTS WERE IN TOWN, LOS

ANGELES.

THEY STAYED FOR A PERIOD OF

TWO WEEKS.

THEY NEVER STAYED PASS A

WEEK THEN

THEY STAYED FOR A MONTH

BECAUSE THEY

WERE AN AFRAID I WAS GOING

TO KILL

THE BABY.

THEY STAYED FOR THE BABY AND

SIX

MONTHS LATER MY MOTHER

PASSED.

HOW COULD THAT TIME BE

PLANNED? THAT

TIME I SPENT WITH MY MOTHER.

HOW THIS IS THE SUBJECT

OF A

TELEVISION HIT SERIES ON

OPRAH

WINFREY'S NETWORK.

PANCAKES ARE SUPPOSED TO

BE LUMPY.

IF I PUT MY LIFE AND MY

CHILD'S

LIFE OUT FOR DISPLAY, IT IS

TO HELP

PEOPLE. THAT WOULD BE A SHOW

TO HELP

AND BRING LAUGHTER AND

HOPEFULLY SOME

LESSONS.

LESSONS FROM A LIFE KYM

NEVER

REALLY IMAGINED. AND A SON

KYM CAN'T

EVER IMAGINE LIVING WITHOUT.

I DON'T KNOW HOW THIS

HAPPENED.

I WAS SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN

FROM CHARITY

WORK TO A CHILD TO A GREAT

SHOW,

GREAT CAREER.

DIVINE ORDER.

EFREM GRAHAM, CBN NEWS,

BALTIMORE,

MARYLAND.

WHEN WE COME BACK. CBN

DELIVERS

CHRISTMAS TO ORPHANS IN

PERU.

> CBN'S ORPHAN'S PROMISE

IS

REACHING CHILDREN'S NEED IN

PERU.

THEY HOSTED A PROGRAM FOR

THOUSANDS

OF CHILDREN.

THE CHILDREN RECEIVED FOOD

AND

PRESENTED AND A SPECIAL

PRODUCTION.

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