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CBN NewsWatch: April 12, 2016

On CBN Newswatch, April 12: Will a NY win help front-runners win parties' nominations?; Israel supporters meet to counter BDS movement, free speech threats; No forced abortions: Catholic hospital wins fight against ACLU; and more. Read Transcript


Efrem: TODAY ON

"NEWSWATCH," FIGHTING FOR

NEW YORK.

SEE HOW PRESIDENTIAL

HOPEFULS ARE PREPARING FOR

THE STATE UP COMING

PRIMARIES.

PLUS...

AND WHEN WE KNOW

THEY'RE GOING TO COME, WE

GET AN ARRIVAL NOTICE.

AND WE'RE GOING TO START

HITTING THE GROUND

RUNNING.

Efrem: WE'LL SHOW YOU

HOW THIS CHURCH IS SHOWING

THE LOVE OF GOD TO

REFUGEES.

AND...

31 YEARS I'VE BEEN

MARRIED TO THE SAME MAN.

DON'T CLAP, YOU DON'T KNOW

HIM.

Efrem: WHAT HAPPENS

WHEN THE LAUGHTER STOPS

FOR THE MOST AWARDED WOMAN

IN COMEDY.

WE'RE SITTING DOWN WITH

CHONDA PIERCE.

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US

FOR "NEWSWATCH."

I'M EFREM GRAHAM.

THE BATTLE OVER NEW YORK'S

PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY IS

GROWING MORE FIERCE WITH

FRESH ATTACKS FROM THE

CANDIDATES.

HILLARY CLINTON AND DONALD

TRUMP HOLD DOUBLE-DIGIT

LEADS IN THEIR HOME STATE,

BUT WILL THAT BE ENOUGH TO

GET THEM THE NOMINATION.

Reporter: THE BATTLE

FOR NEW YORK IS ON.

ALTHOUGH IT IS NOT

EXPECTED TO BE MUCH OF A

BATTLE.

SO WE HAVE AN

INCREDIBLE THING GOING.

WE'RE DOING AMAZINGLY

WELL.

NEW YORK IS VERY

IMPORTANT.

REMEMBER NEW YORK VALUES:

WE HAVE

THE GREATEST

VALUES.

NOBODY HAS VALUES LIKE US.

I AM PROUD TO HAVE

REPRESENTED NEW YORK FOR

EIGHT YEARS.

I AM PROUD TO HAVE BEEN

SECRETARY OF STATE AND

GOING TO 112 COUNTRIES,

STANDING UP FOR OUR

VALUES.

Reporter: THE NEW

YORK PRIMARY TAKES PLACE A

WEEK FROM TODAY, THE HOME

STATE FOR BOUTH TRUMP AND

CLINTON.

THE TWO

ARE DOMINATING IN

THE POLLS.

A WELCOME SIGHT AFTER

EARLIER WEEKS.

TED CRUZ TRAILS THEM BOTH.

AND CLINTON HOLDS A

14-POINT LEAD OVER BERNIE

SANDERS.

AND THERE IS POSSIBLE

TROUBLE FOR TRUMP IF HE

DOES WIN THE REPUBLICAN

NOMINATION AND ENDS UP

RUNNING AGAINST CLINTON.

69% OF VOTERS HAVE A

NEGATIVE VIEW OF TRUMP,

BUT CLINTON HAS SOME

PROBLEMS OF HER OWN, AND

55% HAVE A NEGATIVE VIEW

OF HER.

MANY REPUBLICANS THINK

TRUMP COULD GET A SOUND

BEATING IN NOVEMBER.

CRUZ WARNED VOTERS IF

TRUMP IS THE NOMINEE, IT

WILL BE A BLOOD BATH FOR

THE REPUBLICAN PARTY AND

THE GENERAL ELECTION.

BUT THE GENERAL ELECTION

IS RUNNING FULL STEAM

AHEAD.

CAITLIN BURKE, CBN NEWS.

Efrem: CONSERVATIVE

GROUPS RALLIED IN NORTH

CAROLINA'S CAPITAL,

CALLING ON THE GOVERNOR TO

STAND STRONG ON THE

STATE'S BATHROOM BILL.

THE LAW CLARIFIES PEOPLE

MUST USE THE BATHROOM,

LOCKER ROOMS, AND SHOWERS

OF THEIR BIOLOGICAL SEX.

THE COALITION HOSTED THE

EVENT.

BISHOP HARRY JACKSON,

FRANK TURUM, AND THE

BENNOM BROTHERS ATTENDED.

WE THANK GOD FOR THE

FREEDOM WE HAVE IN THIS

COUNTRY.

AND IF WE'RE

NOT

WILLING

TO STAND

NOW, 20 YEARS

FROM

NOW,

MY KIDS AREN'T

GOING TO BE ABLE

TO STAND.

THEY'RE GOING TO GO TO

JAIL.

SO WE HAVE TO TAKE A

STAND.

THIS IS NOT A ISSUE.

Efrem: CRITICS SAY

THE BILL IS DISCRIMINATORY

AGAINST TRANSGENDER

PEOPLE.

TO FIND OUT

MORE ON THE

STORY, CHECK OUT OUR

COVERAGE AT cbnnews.com.

> A CATHOLIC HOSPITAL IN

DETROIT HAS WEREN'T A

LAWSUIT AGAINST ITS POLICY

ABOUT ABORTION.

A FEDERAL JUDGE DISMISSED

IT SAYING THAT THE ACLU

COULD NOT EXPLAIN HOW

TRINITY HEALTH'S POLICY

COULD RISK WOMEN'S LIFE.

THE RULING MEANS THE

HOSPITAL WILL NOT BE

FORCED TO PERFORM

ABORTIONS.

THE BIBLE IS THE MOST

CHALLENGED BOOK IN SCHOOLS

AND LIBRARIES ACROSS THE

COUNTRY.

A NEW REPORT SAYS PARENTS

AND GROUPS COMPLAIN THAT

LIBRARIES VIOLATED THE

SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND

STATE WHEN THEY PUT A

BIBLE ON THE SHELF.

THE L.A.'S OFFICE FOR

FREEDOM SAYS THE BIBLE

DOES NOT VIOLATE THE

SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND

STATE, AS LONG AS THE

LIBRARY DOESN'T ENDORSE OR

PROMOTE THE VIEWS INCLUDED

IN THE BIBLE.

THE REPORT SHOWS PARENTS'

GROUPS THAT COMPLAIN

ALMOST AS MUCH ABOUT THE

BIBLE AS THEY DO ABOUT THE

BOOK "50 SHADES OF GREY."

> U.S. SECRETARY OF

STATE JOHN KERRY SAID IT

IS TIME TO REVISIT THE

PAST AND HONOR THOSE WHO

PERISHED.

DURING A MEETING OF G-7

LEADERS ON MONDAY, KERRY

SAID HIS TRIP WAS MORE

ABOUT THE FUTURE AND THE

PRESENT THAN THE PAST.

Reporter: JOHN KERRY

AND OTHER FOREIGN

MINISTERS VISITED THE

MEMORIAL TO HIROSHIMA'S

ATOMIC BOMBING DURING THE

G-7 MEETING IN JAPAN.

THE PURPOSE OF THE MEETING

WAS TO CALL FOR A RENEWED

PUSH FOR NUCLEAR

DISARMAMENT AND A JOINT

EFFORT TO CONDEMN RECENT

TERRORIST ATTACKS AROUND

THE THE WORLD.

DURING THE MEETING, KERRY

SAID NATIONS ARE OBLIGED

TO FIND WAYS TO RESOLVE

CONFLICTS AND MOVE TOWARDS

THE WORLD, FREE OF NUCLEAR

WEAPONS.

THAT IS WHY SOMETHING

LIKE THE ACTIONS OF KIM

JONG-UN IN NORTH KOREA

STAND OUT AS SUCH AN AN

ABERRATION AGAINST THE

DIRECTION THAT THE WORLD

WANTS TO GO.

Reporter: THE

JAPANESE FOREIGN MINISTER

SAYS INTERCOLLABORATION

CAN CREATE A WORLD WITHOUT

NUCLEAR WEAPONS.

Through Translator:

WE URGED ALL COUNTRIES TO

REFRAIN FROM TAKING

UNILATERAL ACTION.

IT IS IMPORTANT TO SETTLE

THE PEACE CONFLICT UNDER

INTERNATIONAL LAW.

AND WE WANT PROTECTION OF

MARITIME TRANSPORTATION.

Reporter: KERRY

PLACED A WREATH AT THE

HIROSHIMA SITE MEMORIAL.

AS THEY ENDED THEIR

MEETING, THE G-7 LEADERS

ALSO CALLED FOR THE WORLD

TO INTENSIFY THE FIGHT

AGAINST THE ISLAMIC STATE

GROUP IN IRAQ AND SYRIA.

THEY PLEDGED TO CONTINUE

COOPERATION IN HOPE OF

PROVIDING A BETTER PLACE

FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS.

MUNG SA LI, FOR CBN NEWS.

Efrem: THE THREAT

FROM THE ZIKA VIRUS FROM

THE UNITED STATES IS

SCARIER THAN OFFICIALS

FIRST THOUGHT, AND THERE

IS A FIGHT FOR MORE

VACCINATIONS AND

TREATMENT.

THE CENTER FOR DISEASE

CONTROL SAYS PREGNANT

WOMEN SHOULD TAKE EXTRA

PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID THE

VIRUS.

> EXPERTS DO NOT BELIEVE

THERE WILL BE A WIDESPREAD

SWEEP OF THE ZIKA VIRUS

ACROSS THE NATION, BUT

URGES CITIZENS TO BE

CAUTIOUS AND SAFE.

> A COLD BLOB OF WATER

IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC

COULD LEAD TO MORE

HURRICANES.

THE COLD BLOB IS A LARGE

AREA OF THE WATER WITH

COLDER THAN NORMAL

TEMPERATURES.

IT IS LOCATED EAST OF

NEWFOUNDLAND AND SOUTH OF

GREENLAND.

IF OCEAN CURRENTS DRAW

SOME OF THIS COLD WATER

SOUTH INTO THE WARMER

REGIONS OF THE ATLANTIC,

IT COULD MEAN 14

HURRICANES AND TROPICAL

STORMS THIS YEAR, TWO MORE

THAN NORMAL.

ATLANTIC HURRICANES HAVE

SOMETIMES LED TO

TREMENDOUS DAMAGE, LIKE

HURRICANE SANDY IN 2012,

WHICH CAUSED $75 BILLION

OF DAMAGE IN THE U.S., AND

KILLED AT LEAST 233 PEOPLE

IN EIGHT COUNTRIES.

> COMING UP, REFUGEES

FLOCKING TO AMERICA, AND

ONE GROUP IS MAKING SURE

THEY FIND A HOME.

WATCH THIS REUNITE

FAMILIES FROM AROUND THE

WORLD WHEN WE COME BACK.

Efrem: SEVERAL

THOUSAND SYRIANS HAVE BEEN

ACCEPTED INTO THE UNITED

STATES SINCE THE REFUGEE

CRISIS BEGAN AFTER GOING

THROUGH THE GOVERNMENT'S

VETTING PROCESS.

ONE CHRISTIAN GROUP CALLED

"CHURCH WORLD SERVICES"

WORKS WITH THESE REFUGEES

TO MAKE SURE THEY ADJUST

TO THEIR NEW LIVES.

ABIGAIL ROBERTSON SHOWS US

HOW THAT LED TO A

SUCCESSFUL TRANSITION FOR

ONE SYRIAN FAMILY HERE IN

THE COUNTRY.

Reporter: THEY ESCAPE

WAR ZONES, AND SURVIVED

REFUGEE CAMPS, AND JUST

ARRIVED IN THE UNITED

STATES.

NOW MIDDLE EAST REFUGEES

FACE A FEW LIST OF

CHALLENGES: WHERE WILL

THEY LIVE?

HOW WILL THEY PAY THE

BILLS?

WHERE DO THEY LEARN

ENGLISH?

AND HOW DO THEY ENROLL

THEIR CHILDREN IN SCHOOL?

DAUNTING QUESTIONS THAT

SOME CHRISTIAN GROUPS ARE

HELPINGTOANSWER.

ITIHELPINGTOANSWER..

IT IS A NEED IN OUR

COUNTRY, AND IT IS

SOMETHING WE CAN HELP THEM

DO.

Reporter: WHAT A

BETTER TUA WAY THAN TO HAVE AN

APARTMENT FOR THEM WITH

FOOD ALREADY IN THE

FRIDGE.

CHURCH WORLD SERVICES

WORKS FOR CHURCHES AROUND

THE COUNTRY, TO HELP

REFUGEES FROM THE MOMENT

THEY ARRIVE AT THE

AIRPORT.

AND WHEN WE KNOW THAT

THEY'RE GOING TO COME,

WE'LL GET AN E-MAIL, AN

ARRIVAL NOTICE.

AND THAT'S WHEN WE'RE

GOING TO START HITTING THE

GROUND RUNNING.

Reporter: FIRST UP,

FINDING A HOUSE FOR THE

FAMILY TO RENT.

AND THEN STOCKING IT WITH

NECESSITIES, LIKE

FURNITURE, FOOD, AND

TOILETRIES.

NEXT, C.W.S. PAIRS EACH

NEW FAMILY WITH A CHURCH

PARTNER.

FORTUNATELY, THEY

CURRENTLY HAVE A LIST OF

CHURCHES WAITING TO

SPONSOR FAMILIES FROM ALL

COUNTRIES AND RELIGIOUS

BACKGROUNDS.

A WELCOME TEAM IS

USUALLY A CHURCH GROUP.

BUT SOMETIMES THERE ARE

SMALL GROUPS OF PEOPLE WHO

COME TOGETHER AND SAY,

WE'RE GOING TO WORK WITH A

FAMILY.

IT ADDS A HOLISTIC ELEMENT

OF COMMUNITY.

Reporter: THEIR END

GOAL IS SIMPLE: TEACH EACH

IN COMING FAMILY HOW TO BE

SELF-SUFFICIENT IN

AMERICA.

IT HAPPENS THROUGH THREE

PROGRAMS: RESETTLEMENT,

EMPLOYMENT COUNSELLING,

AND IMMIGRATION LEGAL

SERVICES.

THEY WORK CLOSELY FOR UP

TO FIVE YEARS WITH EACH

FAMILY AS THEY ACCLIMATE

TO THEIR NEW SOCIETY.

IT IS VERY, VERY

ENCOURAGING TO WATCH

FAMILIES REACH MILESTONES.

Reporter: FARHAN, A

SYRIAN, ARRIVED WITH HIS

FAMILY FIVE MONTHS AGO.

THEIR JOURNEY BEGAN IN

2011, WHEN THE U.N.

APPROACHED THEM ABOUT

RESETTLEMENT IN THE U.S.

THEN CAME FOUR YEARS OF

VETTING OVERSEAS, UNTIL

THEY RECEIVED CLEARANCE TO

COME TO AMERICA, WHERE

THEY FOUND AN UNEXPECTED

AND LOVING WELCOME.

WE HAD A MISCONCEPTION

ABOUT THE PEOPLE HERE, BUT

THAT ALL CHANGED.

Reporter: THANKS TO

C.W.S., FARHAN BECOMES

MORE COMFORTABLE EVERY

DAY.

HIS ENGLISH IS IMPROVING,

HE IS WORKING, AND HIS

DAUGHTER MADE IT TO THE

TOP OF HER HIGH SCHOOL

CLAS.

CLASS.

FOR MANY OF THE FAMILIES,

TIME HAS BEEN SPENT INSIDE

REFUGEE CAMPS OR HIDING IN

THE SHADOWS OF OTHER

COUNTRIES.

WHILE FARHAN'S FAMILY

AWAITED RESETTLEMENT, ONE

OF HIS SONS TURNED 18

AMERICAN STOC18, ANDAS A LEGAL ADULT, HE W AS

SEPARATED FROM HIS FAMILY.

HE IS IN JORDAN ALONE.

NO ONE IS THERE TO SUPPORT

HIM.

HE HAS DONE A LOT TO WORK

IN JORDAN.

HIS SITUATION IS VERY

DIRE.

Reporter: IT IS NOT

AN EASY LEGAL PROCESS.

IN OUR OFFICE, WE'RE

ABLE TO APPLY FOR FAMILY

REUNIFICATION.

REUNITING FAMILY MEMBERS

WHO HAVE FACED THAT SORT

OF SEPARATION.

THEY HAVE TO GO THROUGH

THE SAME EXACT BACKGROUND

CHECK PROCESS AS DO

REFUGEES ARRIVING WITHOUT

FAMILY MEMBERS HERE.

ON AVERAGE, THAT STILL

TAKES THREE YEARS.

Reporter: CHRISTINE

TOLD US ONE LONELY MOM'S

STORY.

WE HAD A RECENTLY

ARRIVED WOMAN WHO CAME

FROM LANCASTER.

WE DID NOT KNOW SHE WAS

SEPARATED FROM HER HUSBAND

AND CHILDREN.

THIS MOTHER WAS RECENTLY

REUNITED WITH HER

16-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER, AND

SHE HAD NOT SEEN HER

16-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER IN

PERSON FOR SIX YEARS.

BEING ABLE TO OFFER A

PLACE WHERE FAMILIES CAN

BE UNITED AFTER BEING

SEPARATED FOR SO LONG

IS...EXTRAORDINARYNARY.

I HAVE NIS...EXTRAORDINARY.

I HAVE NO WORDS FOR IT.

Reporter: SHE ASKS

CHRISTIANS TO PRAY FOR

THEM THROUGH THEIR ENTIRE

JOURNEY.

THESE FAMILIES ARE

RESILIENT SURVIVORS IN

MANY WAYS, AND NOT IN ANY

WAY HELPLESS.

Reporter: FARHAN

WANTS AMERICANS TO KNOW

THAT WITH A LITTLE HELP IN

THE BEGINNING, SYRIAN

REFUGEES CAN ADJUST JUST

FINE.

MY CALL TO THE AMERICAN

PEOPLE IS WE NEED HELP IN

THE BEGINNING.

BUT THEN WE WILL STAND ON

OUR FEET AND DO OUR PART

AND WORK.

AND WE WANT TO WORK SO WE

CAN BE BETTER AND BETTER.

RO Reporter: FARHAN'S

FAMILY'S JOURNEY HAS BEEN

FAR FROM EASY, AND THEY

FACE MANY CHALLENGES

AHEAD, BUT THE SUPPORT

THEY RECEIVED HAS HELPED

THEM BEGIN THEIR NEW LIFE

IN AMERICA.

REPORTING FROM LANCASTER,

ABIGAIL ROBERTSON, CBN

NEWS.

Efrem: UP NEXT,

LAUGHING IN THE DARK.

WE BRING YOU THE STORY OF

COMEDIENNE CHONDA PIERCE

AND HER PERSONAL TRIUMPH

OF HOPE IN THE FACE OF

PAIN.

Efrem: COMEDIENNE

CHONDA PIERCE IS

WELL-KNOWN FOR THE JOY SHE

BRINGS TO PEOPLE.

BUT FOR A TIME NOT SO LONG

AGO, JOY WAS DIFFICULT TO

FIND.

SHE OPENED UP ABOUT HER

JOURNEY IN A DOCUMENTARY

CALLED "LAUGHING IN THE

DARK."

HER STORY TOUCHED A LOT OF

PEOPLE, SCORING THE FIFTH

SPOT IN AMERICA IN ITS

ONE-NIGHT RELEASE IN

THEATERS.

NOW JUST IN TIME FOR THE

RELEASE OF THE D.V.D.,

CHONDA PIERCE IS SITTING

DOWN WITH US FOR THIS

WEEK'S "STUDIO 5"

INTERVIEW.

I MARRIED A MAN.

I DID MY PART.

41 YEAR31 YEARS I'VE BEEN MARRIED

TO THE SAME MAN.

DON'T LAUGH; YOU DON'T

KNOW HIM.

Efrem: SHE HAS BEEN

PERFORMING FOR SELLOUT

CROWD AFTER SELLOUT CROWD

FOR MANY YEARS.

WHEN DID YOU KNOW YOU WERE

FUNNY?

OH, DEAR LORD, I DON'T

KNOW.

MY MOTHER USED TO TICKLE

ME WHEN SHE WAS TRYING TO

FIGHT ME, AND IF I COULD

MAKE HER LAUGH, SHE WOULD

FORGET WHY SHE WAS MAD AT

ME.

SO EARLY ON IT WAS A

DEFENSE MECHANISM AS A

KID.

THEN WHEN I LOOK BACK AT

COLLEGE, I WAS PRONE TO

AUDITION FOR THE FUNNY

ROLES, INSTEAD OF THE

LEADING LADY.

I WANTED WHATEVER WAS

GOING TO MAKE THE CROWD

LAUGH.

SO I HAD A TENDENCY TO

LEAN THAT WAY.

Efrem: SHE BEGAN HER

COMEDY CAREER IMITATING

MINNIE PEARL AT OPRYLAND

THEME PARK AFTER COLLEGE.

CAN YOU STILL DO MINNIE

PEARL?

HOWDY!

I LOVE IT.

DOGS STILL BARK AND

HOWELL.

Efrem: SHE HAS COME A

LONG WAY SINCE THOSE GOOD

OLD DAYS.

IN FACT, SHE IS THE

LEADING FEMALE COMIC IN

THE COUNTRY.

HOW DO YOU BECOME THE MOST

AWARDED FEMALE COMIC?

YOU PUT A LOT OF HOURS

IN ON THE ROAD, THAT'S FOR

SURE.

I WILL NEVER FORGET I GOT

A LETTER FROM THE R.I.A.,

THE PEOPLE WHO GIVE GOLD

RECORDS AND PLATINUM

C.D.s.

AND THEY HAD A LITTLE

FUNCTION FOR ME IN

NASHVILLE, AND I GOT MY

REWARD, AND I SAID I FIND

THIS HARD TO BELIEVE

BECAUSE THERE ARE SO MANY

GREAT COMICS OUT THERE,

AND HE SAID, YEAH, WE

DIDN'T KNOW YOU, EITHER.

THAT HUMBLES US.

Efrem: IT DIFFICULT

TO BE CLEAN AND FUNNY?

I DON'T THINK IT IS.

I'VE NEVER HAD TO CLEAN UP

MY MOUTH TOO MUCH.

YOU KNOW, I GROUP UP IN

THE BIBLE BELT, IN THE

HOLINESS DENOMINATION, AND

A PREACHER'S KID.

I COULDN'T STRING A BUNCH

OF CUSS WORDS TOGETHER IF

I TRIED -- WELL, I

PROBABLY COULD IF I GOT

REALLY, REALLY MAD.

BUT IT WASN'T IN MY

UPBRINGING.

IT WAS NOT IN -- NOT EVEN

BACK IN THE RECESSES OF MY

MIND.

IF I STUB MY TOE, I'M

GOING TO SAY FIDDLE STICKS

OR OUCH.

IT IS NOT THAT IT IS HARD

TO STAY CLEAN.

IT IS HARD TO MAKE A NAME

FOR YOURSELF IN THE COMEDY

WORLD BEING A CLEAN COMIC.

FOR SOME REASON THE

HOLLYWOOD WORLD, OR THE

COMEDY WORLD, SEEMS TO

THINK THAT A CLEAN COMIC

IS SOFT OR NOT AS

ADVENTUROUS, OR NOT AS

FUNNY, AND THAT'S NOT SO

AT ALL.

SOME OF THE GREATEST

COMICS OF OUR DAY WERE

ALWAYS FUNNY.

RED SKELETON WAS SO FUNNY

AND CAROL BURNETT.

AND SEINFELD IS RELATIVELY

CLEAN.

THOSE WHO MAKE IT A LONG

WAY AND HAVE GREAT

LONGEVITY, THEY HAVE DONE

IT WITH THEIR FAMILY IN

MIND.

Efrem: LOOKING TO

EXPAND HER REACH A FEW

YEARS AGO, CHONDA'S TEAM

DECIDED TO PRODUCE A

DOCUMENTARY ON HER LIFE.

A LOT HAPPENED DURING

THAT, THAT I'M SURE YOU

DID NOT ANTICIPATE WHEN

THE CAMERAS STARTED

ROLLING?

NO.

WE DID NOT.

WE GOT A TOTALLY DIFFERENT

MOVIE THAN WHAT WE WERE

GOING TO GO AFTER.

WE HAVE SAD NEWS TO

REPORT.

OUR DEAR FRIEND, CHONDA

PIERCE'S HUSBAND OF 31

YEARS, DAVID PIERCE, DIED

FOLLOWING EMERGENCY BRAIN

SURGERY ON THURSDAY NIGHT.

OUR THOUGHTS GO OUT TO

CHONDA AND HER TWO

CHILDREN.

TUESDAY NIGHT CHONDA'S

POST SIMPLY READ: "DAVID

IS HOME."

Efrem: WHILE FILMING,

CHONDA ALSO LOST HER

MOTHER AND OPENED UP ABOUT

HER HUSBAND'S BATTLE WITH

ALCOHOL.

DEATH PUTS A LOT OF

THINGS IN PERSPECTIVE.

THE RECOGNITION THAT YOU

CAN'T DO ANYTHING OVER.

YOU KNOW, YOU CAN'T CHANGE

ANYTHING.

OR YOU CAN NEVER SAY

ANOTHER WORD TO THAT HUMAN

BEING AGAIN.

THAT WILL CHANGE YOU.

Efrem: AND THE

DOCUMENTARY IS CALLED

"LAUGHING IN THE DARK."

MY PERSONAL LIFE TOOK

SUCH A TURN THAT THE STORY

BECAME ABOUT SURVIVING,

AND GOD'S GRACE IN THE

MIDDLE OF TRAGEDY.

AND HOW DO YOU HOLD ON TO

GOD?

AND HOW DO YOU THE TELL

THE WORLD THAT JESUS IS

GOOD WHEN EVERYTHING IS

FALLING APART?

AND HOW DO YOU DO THAT?

AND HOW DO YOU KEEP MAKING

A LIVING AT A COMIC WHEN

YOU'RE MOTHER FACES AND

YOU'RE STRUGGLING WITH

YOUR KIDS AND YOUR HUSBAND

PASSES?

HOW DO YOU DO THAT?

THAT'S KIND OF WHAT THE

MOVIE BECAME, HOW DO YOU

LAUGH EVEN IN THE DARK?

Efrem: AND THERE IS A

BIBLE STUDY TO GO ALONG

WITH CHONDA'S "LAUGHING IN

THE DARK" FILM, AND THAT

STUDY IS BASED ON THE BOOK

OF JOB.

AND SHE SEES THE HUMOR

EVEN IN THAT.

YOU CAN WIN A COPY OF HER

NEW D.V.D. AND THAT BIBLE

STUDY.

SIMPLY LOG AND TO

cbnnews.com, AND COMMENT

ON MY BLOG.

TELL ME ABOUT A TIME OF

LAUGHTER, AND HOW THAT

HELPED YOU GET THROUGH A

DARK TIME IN YOUR LIFE.

> STAY WITH US.

WE'RE COMING RIGHT BACK.

Efrem: CBN HONG KONG

RECENTLY CELEBRATED THE

400th EPISODE OF THE

CHINESE VERSION OF "THE

700 CLUB."

200 VIEWERS AND FORMER

GUESTS ATTENDED THE EVENT.

IN THE PAST 12 YEARS,

CBN'S HONG KONG OFFICE HAS

PRODUCED HUNDREDS OF

TESTIMONIES, SHARING HOW

GOD'S GRACE HAS

TRANSFORMED THE LIVES OF

CHINESE PEOPLE.

THOSE TESTIMONIES ARE AT

THE CORE OF THE SHOW,

WHICH CAN BE VIEWED ON A

CABLE NETWORK AS WELL AS

ON THE INTERNET.

> IT IS A GREAT DAY TO

ENCOURAGE SOMEONE.

I WOULD LIKE TO GET THE

BALL ROLLING WITH THIS

MESSAGE: I AM PRETTY SURE

ALL OF US ARE PRAYING TO

GOD AND BELIEVING AND

WAITING FOR HIM TO DO

SOMETHING IN OUR LIVES.

BUT THE QUESTION IS: WHAT

ARE YOU DOING WHILE YOU

WAIT?

REMEMBER THIS: PREPARATION

PRECEDES BLESSING.

YOU CAN'T JUST WAIT.

YOU MUST WORK AND BE AN

ACTIVE PARTICIPANT IN YOUR

OWN BLESSING.

THAT'S A BIBLICAL

PRINCIPLE.

FAITH WITHOUT WORKS IS

DEAD.

SO KEEP BELIEVING, BUT GET

TO WORK TO MAKE IT HAPPEN,

AND GIVE GOD SOMETHING TO

BLESS.

> THAT IS GOING TO DO IT

FOR THIS EDITION OF CBN

"NEWSWATCH."

YOU CAN FIND MORE OF OUR

EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE OF

ISSUES YOU CARE MOST ABOUT

AT cbn.com.

WE'LL SEE YOU RIGHT BACK

HERE COME TOMORROW.

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