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Christian World News - April 8, 2016

This week on Christian World News: Meet a couple who are the parents of 32 children and see how they and others across the globe are on a mission to create a world without orphans. Plus, religious freedom is just a dream for many Christians, ... ... Read Transcript


THIS WEEK ON "CHRISTIAN

WORLD NEWS," A COUPLE WHO

ARE THE PARENTS OF 32

CHILDREN, HEAR HOW THEY

AND OTHERS ACROSS IT'S THE

GLOBE ARE ON A MISSION TO

CREATE A WORLD WITHOUT

ORPHANS.

> PLUS, RELIGIOUS

FREEDOM IS A DREAM FOR

MANY CHRISTIANS.

HOW SOME LAWMAKERS AND

ACTIVISTS ARE FIGHTING TO

MAKE IT A REALITY.

> AND SHE'S THE GIRL IN

THE ICONIC PHOTO FROM THE

VIETNAM WAR.

TODAY SHE IS FINDING

HEALING FOR HER SCARS,

INSIDE AND OUT.

WELCOME TO "CHRISTIAN

WORLD NEWS."

I'M MARK MARTIN.

GEORGE THOMAS AND WENDY

GRIFFITH ARE ON

ASSIGNMENT.

AN ESTIMATED EIGHT MILLION

CHILDREN WORLDWIDE ARE

LIVING IN ORPHANAGES, AND

SOME CHRISTIANS ARE

SAYING, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

THEY LEADING A MOVEMENT TO

PUT THESE CHILDREN IN

SAFE, STABLE, AND

NURTURING FAMILIES.

GEORGE THOMAS HAS MORE ON

THIS VISION TO CREATE A

WORLD WITHOUT ORPHANS.

*

George: THIS MAN IS

ON A MISSION.

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

Through Translator:

THE STATISTICS SHOW THAT

IF ONE OR TWO CHRISTIAN

FAMILIES WILL TAKE ONE

ORPHAN, WE WILL HAVE A

WORLD WITHOUT ORPHANS.

George: HE IS A

PASTOR FROM EASTERN

UKRAINE.

BACK IN 1998, HE SAW FIRST

HAND THE PLIGHT OF

CHILDREN LIVING ON THE

STREETS AND IN ORPHANAGES

IN HIS HOME TOWN OF MARIO

PORT.

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

Through Translator: I

JUST DIDN'T KNOW HOW I

COULD HAVE LEFT THEM ON

THE STREETS.

WHEN I SAW THEIR EYES, I

UNDERSTOOD THE FATHER'S

HEART OF GOD.

IT WAS A CRAZY IDEA, BUT I

KNEW WE HAD TO DO

O SOMETHING.

SOMETHING.

George: WHAT HE

AND

HIS WIFE, LENA, DID WAS

REMARKABLE.

OVER 18 YEARS, THEY HAVE

BECOME PARENTS TO 32

CHILDREN.

THAT'S RIGHT, 32.

MOST ARE ADOPTED.

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

Through Translator:

MY ADOPTIVE CHILDREN WERE

LIVING ON THE STREETS.

SOME OF THEM WERE AS YOUNG

AS FOUR AND FIVE.

SOME AS YOUNG AS TWO.

BUT WE KNEW IF WE DIDN'T

TAKE THEM OFF THE STREETS,

MOST OF THEM WOULD BE DEAD

OR IN PRISON.

George: TODAY THE

FAMILY RUNS THE LARGEST

REHABILITATION PROGRAM FOR

STREET YOUTH IN UKRAINE.

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

Through Translator:

NOBODY NEEDS TO ADOPT 32

CHILDREN, LIKE WE DID.

MY FAMILY IS NOT THE NORM.

BUT I STRONGLY BELIEVE

THERE ARE ENOUGH CHRISTIAN

FAMILIES IN THE WORLD WHO

CAN ADOPT ONE, MAYBE TWO,

AND THEN THERE WILL NOT BE

ANY ORPHANS LEFT IN THIS

WORLD.

George: HE TOOK THAT

MESSAGE TO CHANG MI,

THAILAND, WHERE 450 ORPHAN

CARE LEADERS MET FOR THE

FIRST EVER GLOBAL FORUM

FOR A WORLD WITHOUT

ORPHANS.

ROSLAN MALUTA HELPED

ORGANIZE THE GATHERING.

WE WANT TO ACTIVATE,

CONNECT, AND CREATE THE

BODY OF CHRIST FOR THIS

VISION OF EVERY CHILD

HAVING A PERMANENT,

NURTURING, AND SAFE

FAMILY.

George: HE BELIEVES

CHURCHES AND CHRISTIAN

ORGANIZATIONS HAVE TO

CHANGE THEIR APPROACH FROM

INVESTING IN ORPHANAGES TO

INVESTING IN FAMILIES.

IT'S NOT EASY.

YOU CANNOT JUST CLOSE AN

ORPHANAGE.

THE MESSAGE IS NOT LET'S

CLOSE ALL INSTITUTIONS.

THAT WOULD BE A WRONG

IDEA.

WE NEED TO CHANGE THE WAY

PEOPLE THINK FIRST.

George: CRAIG

GREENFIELD WORKS AMONG

VULNERABLE CHILDREN IN

ASIA.

HE SAYS THE CHANGE HAS TO

START WITH FAITH-BASED

GROUPS.

UNFORTUNATELY, IT IS

STILL CHRISTIAN MISSIONS

AND CHRISTIAN

ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE

PERPETUATING THIS MODEL OF

ORPHANAGES.

SECULAR, DEVELOPMENT, AND

ORGANIZATIONS, HAVE NOT

SUPPORTED THE ORPHANAGES

FOR MANY, MANY YEARS.

George: THE CHANGE IS

HAPPENING, ALBEIT SLOWLY.

SAYS REBECCA NAPE, WHO

WORKS WITH A NETWORK OF

AUSTRALIAN CHURCHES,

HELPING STRENGTHEN

CHILDREN'S RIGHTS TO A

FAMILY.

THERE IS A GROWING

AWARENESS TAKING PLACE IN

THE CHURCH THAT THIS ISN'T

THE BEST WAY TO CARE FOR

THE CHILDREN.

AND A LOT OF THE CHILDREN

BEING CARED FOR IN

ORPHANAGES AREN'T ACTUALLY

ORPHANS.

THEY'RE CHILDREN WITH

FAMILIES.

THEY'RE CHILDREN WITH

PARENTS.

THERE ARE REASONS, SUCH AS

POVERTY, DISABILITY, OR

ACCESS TO EDUCATION THAT

CAUSES THAT.

George: HERE IN CHANG

MI, HOME TO ROUGHLY ABOUT

1.6 MILLION PEOPLE, THERE

ARE 600 PRIVATE

ORPHANAGES, AND MANY OF

THEM, LIKE THIS ONE, ARE

RUN BY CHRISTIANS.

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

Through Translator: I

GREW UP IN AN ORPHANAGE AS

WELL.

SO MY DESIRE IS TO TAKE

CARE OF ORPHANED CHILDREN.

George: MANUK RUNS

THIS CHILDREN'S HOME.

HIS FAMILY WAS TOO POOR,

SO THEY SENT HIM AWAY.

THERE WAS NO SCHOOL IN

MY VILLAGE, AND SO MY

PARENTS SENT ME TO AN

ORPHANAGE, WHERE I WAS

ABLE TO GET AN EDUCATION.

George: HE ADMITS, IT

WASN'T IDEAL.

NOW HE AND HIS WIFE TRY TO

CREATE A FAMILY-LIKE

ATMOSPHERE FOR THE 30

CHILDREN THEY CARE FOR.

HE SAYS THEY ONLY TAKE

THOSE WHO ARE TRULY

ORPHANED.

Through Translator:

THE TRUTH IS CHILDREN

SHOULD LIVE WITH THEIR

FAMILY.

BUT IF THAT CAN'T HAPPEN,

FOR WHATEVER REASON, THERE

HAS TO BE PLACES LIKE THIS

THAT CAN BE ANOTHER CHOICE

FOR THEM.

George: BACK AT THE

FORUM, PARTICIPANTS FROM

60 COUNTRIES ATTENDED

WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS ON

RAISING AWARENESS OF

FAMILY AND COMMUNITY-BASED

CARE.

SEVERAL SPEAKERS ADDRESSED

THE FORUM, INCLUDING OUR

CO-HOST, TERRY MEEUWSEN, A

MOTHER OF SEVEN, FIVE WHO

ARE ADOPTED.

Terry: YOU'RE

WELCOME.

THAT WAS GOOD ENGLISH.

George: SHE STARTED

"ORPHA PROMISE"N

2005AND SHE LEARNED

EARLY ON THAT BUILDING AND

FILLING AN ORPHANAGE

WASN'T ALWAYS THE BEST

THING TO DO.

Terry: PEOPLE STILL

COME TO ME AND SAY, I'D

LIKE TO BUILD AN

ORPHANAGE, CAN WE DO THAT

THROUGH "ORPHANS'

PROMISE"?

AND WE SAY, WELL, YOU CAN

HELP US BUILD FAMILIES AND

YOU CAN HELP US HELP

CHILDREN, BUT WE'RE NOT

REALLY BUILDING

ORPHANAGES, AND THE

ORPHANAGES THAT EXIST,

WE'RE HELPING TO CHANGE

HOW THEY THINK AND FEEL

INTO THAT FAMILY POD MODE.

George: "ORPHANS'

PROMISE" WORKS IN 60

YEARS.

Terry: HOW MANY WAYS

CAN WE PREPARE POTATOES?

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

Terry: I TOLD YOU SHE

WAS RESOURCEFUL.

George: TERRY SAYS

WHILE THIS NEW SHIFT

DOESN'T ALWAYS GUARANTEE

THAT CHILDREN WILL HAVE

HEALTHY FAMILIES TO GO

BACK TO, IT IS IMPORTANT

THAT THE BODY OF CHRIST

STEPS IN TO FILL THE GAPS.

Terry: LET'S STEP UP

AS THE PEOPLE OF GOD AND

LET'S TAKE THESE CHILDREN

INTO FAMILY SETTINGS.

LET'S HELP THEM FIND

WHOLENESS SO WE'RE

CREATING A WORLD OF

HEALTHY FAMILIES. *

* HALLELUJAH

George: MALUTA IS

EXCITED TO SEE MORE AND

MORE PEOPLE EXCITED TO

EMBRACE THIS NEW TYPE OF

CARE.

NOT EVERYONE IS ADOPT,

NOT EVERYONE CAN ENGAGE IN

A PROGRAM, BUT EVERYONE

CAN DO SOMETHING.

EVERYONE CAN PRAY,

EVERYONE CAN CHAMPION, AND

EVERYONE WHO SPENDS ANY

TIME IN THIS FIELD KNOWS

IT IS A LONG AND

COMPLICATED PROCESS, BUT

WE HAVE TO START

SOMEWHERE.

*

George: THE FORUM, HE

SAYS, IS A FEW PHASE OF

THAT LONG AND DIFFICULT

JOURNEY TOWARDS A WORLD

WITHOUT ORPHANS.

*

George: GEORGE

THOMAS, CBN NEWS, CHANG

MI, CHINA.

AND YOU CAN SPREAD THE

GOOD NEWS ABOUT ORPHANS

FINDING HOMES.

VISIT OUR C.W.N.

Facebook PAGE AND SHARE

THIS STORY WITH YOUR

FAMILIES AND FRIENDS.

COMING UP, RELIGIOUS

PERSECUTION IS GETTING

WORSE EVERY YEAR.

AND NOW ONE NATION IS

PULLING OUT OF THE

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM FIGHT.

WELCOME BACK TO

"CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS."

A CHINESE PASTOR HAS BEEN

FREED FROM PRISON.

PASTOR JOSEPH GOO SPENT

TWO MONTHS BEHIND BARS FOR

PROTESTING THE

GOVERNMENT'S REMOVAL OF

CROSSES ON CHURCHES.

PASTOR GOO REMAINS ON

HOUSE ARREST, IS BANNED

FROM PREACHING, AND IS

RESTRICTED FROM

COMMUNICATING WITH OTHERS.

CHRISTIAN PERSECUTION IS

ON THE RISE AROUND THE

WORLD, ACCORDING TO "OPEN

DOORS U.S.A.."

THE BOMBING OF CHRISTIANS

ON EASTER WAS ONE OF THE

LATEST EXAMPLES.

A FACTION OF THE TALIBAN

CLAIMED RESPONSIBILITY FOR

THAT ATTACK, KILLING MORE

THAN 70 PE.

"OPEN DOORS" REPORTS MORE

THAN 7,000 CHRISTIANS WERE

KILLED FOR THEIR FAITH

LAST YEAR, ALMOST 3,000

MORE THAN 2014.

BUT DAVID CURRIE TELLS THE

DAILY BEAST, MANY

AMERICANS DON'T UNDERSTAND

HOW SERIOUS THE STATE OF

CHRISTIAN PERSECUTION IS

THROUGHOUT THE WORLD, AND

IT IS EXPECTED TO KEEP ON

GETTING WORSE.

> ISLAMIC RADICALS ARE

INCREASING THEIR ATTACKS

ON RELIGIOUS MINORITIES IN

KEY REGIONS AROUND THE

WORLD.

RECENTLY THE FAMILY

RESEARCH COUNCIL BROUGHT

TOGETHER A PANEL OF

EXPERTS WHO WARNED IT

POSSESS A GROWING THREAT

TO U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY.

ABIGAIL ROBERTSON BRINGS

US THAT STORY.

Reporter: RELIGIOUS

FREEDOM IS A FAR-OFF DREAM

FOR MANY CHRISTIANS FACING

DAILY PERSECUTION.

THE LIFE OF RELIGIOUS

MINORITIES, AND ESPECIALLY

BELIEVERS AND CHRISTIANS,

ARE MISERABLE IN PAKISTAN.

WE ARE TREATED AS A SECOND

AND THIRD-CLASS CITIZEN IN

PAKISTAN.

Reporter: HORRIFIC

EVENTS, LIKE THE TALIBAN

EASTER ATTACK, KEEP

HAPPENING.

AND THE CHRISTIANS GET

LITTLE HELP FROM THE

GOVERNMENTS.

THE GOVERNMENTS ARE NOT

DOING WHAT IS NEEDED IN

PAKISTAN.

IT IS NOT A MATTER OF

FREEDOM.

IT IS A MATTER OF LIFE AND

DEATH.

Reporter: SEVERAL

EXPERTS MET IN WASHINGTON

TO DISCUSS HOW GLOBAL

RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION

AFFECTS THE UNITED STATES.

FORMER CONGRESSMAN FRANK

WOLF SAYS THIS IS A

NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUE

FOR THE UNITED STATES, AND

CONGRESS HAS GOT TO WAKE

UP AND TAKE ACTION.

THE ADMINISTRATION AND

THE CONGRESS HAVE TO DEAL

WITH IT OR ELSE SOME VERY

BAD THINGS ARE GOING TO

HAPPEN IN THE WORLD.

Reporter: WOLF SAYS

HE AGREES WITH THE POPE

THAT WE'RE IN WORLD WAR

III.

WE ARE IN WORLD WAR

III, AND SO CONGRESS

SHOULD BE DEALING WITH

THIS.

FORGET THE ADMINISTRATION.

HOLD EXTENSIVE MEETINGS,

BRING IN THE BEST

POLITICAL MINDS IN,

BRINGING IN THE BEST

MILITARY MINDS IN AND DEAL

WITH THIS.

> THERE IS A CONNECTION

BETWEEN BOKO HARAM, HE

PLEDGED IT TO ISIS.

THERE IS A CONNECTION TO

al-SHABAAB IN SOMALIA.

THERE IS A CONNECTION WITH

WHAT IS TAKING PLACE IN

LIBYA.

WE SAW WHAT TOOK PLACE IN

FRANCE.

WE SAW WHAT TOOK PLACE IN

SAN BERNARDINO.

Reporter: PANELIST

TINA RAMIRA STARTED A

GROUP CALLED "HARD WIRE

GLOBAL," WHICH ENCOURAGES

PEOPLE TO FIGHT TO CHANGE

LAWS IN THE COUNTRIES THAT

OPPRESS PEOPLE OF MINORITY

RELIGIONS.

YOU SEE IN IRAQ THIS

MOVEMENT FOR RELIGIOUS

FREEDOM BEGINNING TO

EMERGE.

WHAT WE SAW SINCE WE'VE

BEEN TRAINING LEADERS

THROUGHOUT IRAQ, IS THEY

ARE ACTUALLY BEING

INSPIRED.

THEY HAVE DEVELOPED A

GREATER APPRECIATION FOR

PEOPLE OF DIFFERENT

FAITHS, AND FOR THE

FREEDOM OF FAITH THAT

OTHER PEOPLE SHOULD BE

ABLE TO PRACTICE HOWEVER

THEY WANT.

Reporter: THE

PANELISTS ARE ENCOURAGED

BY THE FACT THEY'RE MAKING

A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES

OF THE PEOPLE THEY'RE

REEMPG.

REACHING.

ABIGAIL ROBERTSON, CBN

NEWS.

THE VOICE OF THE

MARTYRS IS A GROUP THAT

STANDS UP FOR PERSECUTED

CHRISTIANS, AND DR. JASON

PETERS IS AN ASSOCIATE

VICE PRESIDENT FOR THE

V.O.M., AND HE JOINS US.

THANK YOU, IT IS GREAT

TO BE HERE.

YOU HAVE MINISTERED TO

PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS IN

40 COUNTRIES, AND WHY IS

PERSECUTION GETTING WORSE?

IT'S A GOOD QUESTION.

I THINK JESUS PROMISED IF

WE FAITHFULLY FOLLOWED HIM

WE WOULD FACE PIEWTION.

PERSECUTION.

WE'RE SEEING IT MA MANIFEST

BECAUSE OF THE GROWTH OF

TERRORISTS.

SUDAN IS THE WORST, AND

MOST RECENTLY IT HAS BEEN

SYRIA AND IRAQ.

THEY ARE SPONSORING A

NEW MOVEMENT CALLED I.M.N.

WHAT IS THIS ABOUT?

WHEN ISLAMIC TERRORISTS

CAME IN INTO NINEVEH --

CHRISTIANS HAVE BEEN THERE

FOR MANY HUNDREDS OF

YEARS.

AND ISIS CAME IN AND THEY

SPRAYPAINTED THINGS ON

PEOPLE'S HOME.

AND IT IS THE FIRST LETTER

OF THE WORD, "N," WHICH

COMES FROM NAZARENE.

THEY COULD EITHER CONVERT

TO ISLAM, OR PAY THAT

EXORBITANT TAX OR BE

KILLED.

THIS IS A COLLECTION OF

STORIES FROM CHRISTIANS

WHO HAVE FACED PERSECUTION

FROM ISIS AND OTHER

ISLAMIC EXTREMISTS.

BRIEFLY SHARE A STORY THAT

INSPIRES YOU.

THE STORY IS OF A

13-YEAR-OLD BOY WHO WAS IN

NORTHERN IRAQ, AND HE WAS

ATTACKED BY ISLAMIC

EXTREMISTS.

THEY KILLED 23 CHRISTIANS

THAT NIGHT.

THEY HIT HIM IN THE HEAD

WITH A MACHETE.

THEY TRIED TO CUT OFF HIS

LEFT ARM.

THEY CUT OFF HIS GENITALS,

JUST REALLY HARASSING

THINGS.

AND NOW HE IS BLIND, BUT

YOU CAN READ IN THE BOOK,

EVEN THOUGH THEY DID THIS

TO ME, GOD IS IN CONTROL

AND I TRUST HIM.

AND I FORGIVE THOSE MEN

WHO DID THIS TO ME BECAUSE

JESUS HAS FORGIVEN ME.

WHY IS PERSECUTION NOT

REALLY A BAD THING, AS YOU

SAY?

BECAUSE IT PROVIDES A

PURIFICATION OF THE

CHURCH.

PERSECUTION WORKS TO

REFINE OUR FAITH.

IT WORKS TO CHALLENGE US

TO SAY, WHAT DO I REALLY

BELIEVE?

BECAUSE IF IT IS NOT

TESTED, IT IS HARD FOR ME

TO DEMONSTRATE IT IS TRUE.

WHAT CAN OUR VIEWERS DO

TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

ONE OF THE THINGS THE

PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS ASK

US FOR, WHILE WE'RE

SIPPING TEA, I WILL ASK

THEM, HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?

AND THE FIRST THEN THEY'LL

SAY IS PRAY FOR US.

AND THEY SAY THEY WILL

PRAY FOR US.

YOU'VE GOT TO KNOW YOUR

FAMILY.

SECONDLY, WE PROVIDE

PRACTICAL WAYS TO HELP.

PEOPLE CAN GO TO

persecution.com," AND.COM AND THEY

CAN FIND OUT HOW THEY CAN

HELP PROVIDE ASSISTANCE.

DR. JASON PETERS, THANK

YOU FOR BEING WITH US, AND

YOUR BOOK, CALLED "I AM

NOON," IT HAS INSPIRING

STORIES OF CHRISTIANS

FACING ISLAMIC EXTREMISTS,

AND IT CAN BE FOUND AT

BOOKSTORES AND AS

AMAZON.COM, RIGHT?

ABSOLUTELY.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR

TIME.

> CANADA HAS OFFICIALLY

CLOSED ITS OFFICE OF

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM.

JUSTIN TRUDEAU MADE THE

DECISION.

SINCE 2013, THE OFFICE

SPOKE UP FOR PEOPLE OF ALL

FAITHS.

OTHER RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

GROUPS ARE UPSET ABOUT THE

DECISION TO CLOSE IT DOWN.

> UP NEXT, SHE CARRIES

THE SCARS OF WAR.

HOW THIS BRAVE YOUNG WOMAN

FOUND HEALING FOR HER BODY

AND SOUL.

WELCOME BACK TO

"CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS."

IT'S ONE OF THE MOST

ICONIC PHOTOS OF ALL TIME,

AND ONE OF THE MOST

HAUNTING.

THE IMAGE OF A VIETNAMESE

GIRL RUNNING NAKED IN THE

STREET AFTER A NAPON BOMB

EXPLODED ON HER

NEIGHBORHOOD.

THAT WAS 1972, TODAY KIM

STILL LIVES WITH THE

SCARS, BUT A NEW TREATMENT

IS CHANGING THE WAY SHE

AND OTHER BURN VICTIMS

LIVE THEIR LIVES.

WENDY GRIFFITH REPORTS.

Wendy: WHO CAN FORGET

THIS PICTURE: 9-YEAR-OLD

KIM FUK TRYING TO OUTRUN

HER BURNING FLESH AFTER

THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE

DROPPED A NAPON BOMB ON

HER VILLAGE.

THE DOCTORS GAVE HER ZERO

CHANCE OF SURVIVAL, AND

TOOK HER BODY TO THE

MORGUE, BUT KIM WASN'T

READY TO DIE.

MY PARENTS FOUND ME

THERE.

Wendy: IN THE MORGUE?

YES.

Wendy: YOU WEREN'T

DEAD?

I HAD NO NOT DIED YET.

GOD HAD A PLAN FOR ME.

HE IS NOT FINISHED WITH ME

TODAY.

Wendy: TODAY KIM IS

53.

SHE HAS SCARS ON HER BACK

AND ARMS, WHILE HER

BEAUTIFUL SMILE TRIES TO

HIDE THE PAIN SHE STILL

DEALS WITH DAILY.

I HAD 17 OPERATIONS.

Wendy: KIM SPOKE TO A

GROUP OF DOCTORS AND

PLASTIC SURGEONS IN

WASHINGTON, D.C. RECENTLY

ABOUT THE DAY THAT CHANGED

HER LIFE.

THERE WAS FIRE

EVERYWHERE AROUND ME.

AND MY HOME WAS BURNED BY

THE FIRE.

I THOUGHT ABOUT THE

MOMENT -- OH, MY GOODNESS.

I WOULD BE UGLY AND PEOPLE

WOULD SEE ME IN A

DIFFERENT WAY, BUT I WAS

SO TERRIFIED.

AND THEN I THOUGHT, YOU

KNOW, I RUN OUT OF THAT

FIRE.

Wendy: FOUR DECADES

AFTER THAT HORRIBLE DAY,

KIM HAS NEW HOPE THAT HER

SCARS CANNOT ONLY LOOK

BETTER BUT FEEL BETTER.

HER BIGGEST PROBLEM,

WHICH IS SUCH A GREAT

THING ABOUT THE LASER, IS

HER PAIN.

AND THAT'S FROM WHERE THE

NAPON STUCK TO HER.

Wendy: DR. WYLES

DUFERREDISCOVERED THAT LASERS CAN

REDUCE PAIN AND INCREASE

MOBILITY.

IT WASN'T UNTIL THIS

NEW ADDITION, PARTICULAR

THE LASER HAS LITTLE VAPOR

HOLES, AND THE NORMAL SKIN

HEALS IT.

THAT IS A GAME-CHANGER FOR

BURN AND TRAUMA PATIENTS.

IT TAKES A SERIES OF

TREATMENTS, BUT IT IS THE

MOST AMAZING TECHNOLOGY

THAT BURN AND TRAUMA

SURVIVORS HAVE HAD IN OVER

100 YEARS.

MY SCARS ARE GETTING

MUCH LIGHTER AND SOFTER.

AND THAT HAS GAVE ME HOPE

THAT A YEAR FROM NOW I

WILL BE FREE FROM THE

PAIN, AND MY SCARS LOOK

MUCH BETTER.

Wendy: THE MAKER OF

THE LASER, LUMINOUS, HELP

KICKED OFF THE "HEROS

INITIATIVE," WHICH HELPS

HEROS, LIKE KIM, RECEIVE

THIS LIFE-CHANGING

TREATMENT.

THIS IS VERY, VERY

EXPENSIVE, SO WE'RE VERY,

VERY PROUD TO BE WORKING

TOGETHER WITH "RESTORING

HEROS," AND TRYING TO GET

A CODE THAT WILL ALLOW ALL

OF THESE VETERAN

HOSPITALS -- TO TREAT,

ACTUALLY, ALL THESE

PEOPLE.

Wendy: DESPITE THE

FEAR NO ONE WOULD WANT

HER, KIM MARRIED AND HAS

TWO SONS.

SHE SAYS HER CONVERSION TO

CHRISTIANITY AT THE AGE OF

19 CHANGED EVERYTHING.

> HOW DID THAT HELP YOU

FORGIVE THE PEOPLE WHO

DROPPED THE BOMBS THAT

BURNED YOU?

THE PICTURE OF JESUS

CHRIST, WHEN THEY PUT HIM

ON THE CROSS AND THEY

KILLED HIM, AND JESUS

SAID, "FATHER, FORGIVE

THEM FOR THEY KNOW NOT

WHAT THEY DO."

THAT PICTURE AND THAT

WORD, I SAID, LORD, HELP

ME TO DO THE SAME THING

LIKE YOU DO, AND GIVE ME

THE POWER.

GIVE ME STRENGTH.

GIVE ME COMPASSION TO DO

THAT.

AND THEN I STARTED TO PRAY

FOR MY ENEMIES.

AND THE MORE I PRAYED FOR

MY ENEMIES, THE SOFTER MY

HEART BECAME.

Wendy: DR. DAVID

McDANIEL, A PIONEER IN

LASER TECHNOLOGY, SAYS

KIM'S STORY REMINDS HIM

THAT ALTHOUGH DOCTORS AND

NURSES TREAT THE OUTSIDE,

IT IS JESUS WHO HEALS THE

HEART.

THERE IS A VERY FAMOUS

SIGN AT A MISSIONS

HOSPITAL IN AFRICA, THAT

THE DOCTORS AND THE NURSES

TREAT, BUT JESUS HEALS.

WE USE THE LASERS FOR THE

POWER TO HELP HEAL HER

SCARS, BUT JESUS HEALED

HER HEART.

Wendy: KIM SAYS THIS

FAMED PHOTO THAT THE

VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT ONCE

USED AS A PROPAGANDA TOOL

TO CONTROL HER IS NOW A

BLESSING SHE CAN USE TO

REACH THE WORLD.

THAT PICTURE BECAME THE

POWERFUL GIFT FOR ME.

I CAN WORK WITH IT FOR

GOOD.

Wendy: WENDY

GRIFFITH, CBN NEWS.

ALTHOUGH KIM INITIALLY

FACED PERSECUTION FOR HER

FAITH BY BOTH THE

VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT AND

HER FAMILY, TODAY ALL OF

HER FAMILY MEMBERS HAVE

BECOME CHRISTIANS.

YOU CAN SEE MORE GREAT

STORIES ABOUT THE WORK OF

THE CHURCH AROUND THE

GLOBE ON OUR "CHRISTIAN

WORLD NEWS" WEB PAGE.

FIND IT AT cbnnews.com.

STAY WITH US.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

FINALLY THIS WEEK,

CBN'S "OPERATION BLESSING"

HELP RESTORE A BABY GIRL'S

EYEYESIGHT IN HONDURAS.

SHE WAS BORN WITH

CATARACTS IN BOTH EYES.

THE SURGERY COST FAR MORE

THAN HER MOTHER COULD

AFFORD.

HER MOTHER KIMBERLY

PRAYED, MY GOD, HELP ME,

PLEASE HELP MY DAUGHTER.

THROUGH "OPERATION

BLESSING," THE SURGERY AND

FOLLOWUP SCARE WERE PAID

FOR.

MILENE IS COMPLETELY

HEALTHY.

KIMBERLY THANKS GOD FOR

HEARING HER STORY.

A LOT OF GOOD BEING DOWN

THROUGH CBN.

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US.

UNTIL NEXT WEEK, GOOD-BYE

AND GOD BLESS YOU.

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