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News on The 700 Club: May 2, 2016

As seen on "The 700 Club," May 2: Devastating Gulf floods claim elderly woman, grandchildren; IDF Deputy Chief on Mideast turmoil: Prepare for the 'Unexpected'; 'I love Jesus:' Candace Cameron Bure wears her faith at White House ... Read Transcript


Well, hey.

Welcome to this edition of "The 700 Club."

They say everybody talks about the weather,

nobody can do anything about it.

But frankly, down in the Texas area,

it's terrible-- raging storms, deadly floods,

devastating tornadoes.

They all hit hard from the Southeast

through Texas this past weekend.

And in Texas, the flooding tragically

took the lives of a great grandmother and four children.

And these storms came after historic amounts of rain

in Houston.

Dale Hurd has the story.

DALE HURD: This morning, dealing with the aftermath

of deadly flooding from torrential rains.

TEXAS DRIVER: That is crazy.

Thank you, Lord, that I got off of this!

DALE HURD: This driver escaped just moments

before the road split apart.

Ferocious winds lashed parts of Georgia,

sending this tree through a house,

splitting it nearly in half.

In Western Arkansas--

ARKANSAS DRIVER: Has this entire lane blocked.

DALE HURD: --this mountain finally

gave way, causing a landslide.

DISPATCHER: We have a possible missing family.

DALE HURD: But the rain turned deadly in Texas

when a wall of water rushed into the town of Palestine Friday


Lenda Asberry desperately tried to get

her four great grandchildren, all under 10, out of the house.

A tide of water came through.

And it was just too much pressure.

DALE HURD: All five drowned.

Their neighbors were unable to reach them in time.

Lord Jesus, just please-- I don't

know what you're doing to me!

(SOBBING) But, Lord, you took my four babies from me, Lord God.

And I don't know what to do now!

DALE HURD: Parts of Texas got at least eight inches

of water and six tornadoes.

Two EF2 twisters hit the town of Lindale.

One family was inside their home when it was

picked up and moved 12 feet.

The Houston area experienced its wettest April

ever with over 17 inches of rain falling

in some areas in just 24 hours.

Operation Blessing teamed up with Powerhouse Church

in the town of Katy to help flood victims remove

debris and even sheet rock from their damaged homes.

Dale Hurd, CBN News.

Thanks, Dale.

Let's reach out and help those folks.

I mean, they're really hurting.

I mean, there are people in Texas that are really,

really hurting-- I mean, that one

tragic death of those families.

But Operation Blessing is in there gutting homes.

They are removing debris.

They're providing emotional and spiritual support

and, of course, power and fresh water and food,

that kind of thing.

But we're down there helping.

So look, It's 1-800-759-0700-- CBN Disaster Relief.

And you say, well, it didn't hit me.

Well, praise God it didn't.

But let's help those that were hurt.

Now, the President is coming under fire

for what he's doing-- the gradualism,

or what's taking place in Iraq.

Senator McCain is saying it's exactly

the way in Vietnam they slowly, slowly, slowly,

slowly built up.

And it's the worst possible way to fight a war.

That's right, Pat.

Deadly attacks from ISIS killed at least 52 people

and brought a temporary halt to protests in Iraq--

this after Shiite protesters took over

the parliament in Baghdad, which led to a state of emergency.

Analysts are asking if the country's problems

are going to hamper President Obama's plans to defeat ISIS.

The White House needs a strong Iraq

to help win against the Islamic State.

But the country's ongoing political unrest

is severely hurting those plans.

Critics say the Obama administration should have done

more to push ISIS out of Iraq.

Well, with war raging in Syria, Iran gaining power,

and Hezbollah building up its deadly missile stockpile,

the deputy chief of the Israeli defense forces

recently explained to the media the deadly threats

facing Israel.

Chris Mitchell brings us that story from Jerusalem.

CHRIS MITCHELL: With all the threats on Israel's borders,

its number one threat is about 1,000 miles away-- Iran.

I would like to emphasize the fact that Iran

is a different foe comparing to anything

we experienced before in our 68 years of independence.

General Golan says that Iran sees itself as an empire

and is reaching into nearly every area of the Middle East

to become the dominant power in the region-- from Iraq, Syria,

Yemen, and beyond.

Just unbelievable.

You can find Iran today everywhere.

CHRIS MITCHELL: He said Israel takes Iran very seriously.

GENERAL YAIR GOLAN: When I hear Khamenei

and every other prominent Iranian person

talking about the inspiration of Iran,

about the urgent need to eliminate Israel,

I take it very, very seriously.

They're not joking.

CHRIS MITCHELL: Golan also pointed a finger

at Hezbollah, Iran's terrorists arm spread throughout Lebanon.

They have more than 100,000 missiles aimed at Israel.

This is an unprecedented threat to the Israeli civilians.

CHRIS MITCHELL: He described what Israel's next war

inside Lebanon would look like.

GENERAL YAIR GOLAN: We are not going

to see small war in Lebanon.

It's going to be decisive.

It's going to be full-scale war.

It's going to be with all the capabilities of the IDF.

And I'm sorry to say that.

I have no-- I don't feel any sense of happiness

when describing that.

That could create devastating damage to Lebanon.

CHRIS MITCHELL: In addition to trouble all around,

Israel must fight cyberattacks and terrorism

within its borders.

For all these challenges, Golan says, the IDF

needs to be prepared for the unexpected.

Because changes in the region are so frequent,

we have to monitor the situation all the time.

And we have to be prepared to all kinds of developments.

CHRIS MITCHELL: Chris Mitchell, CBN News, Jerusalem.

Thanks, Chris.

Well, here in Washington, people are still talking about

the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner over

the weekend.

CBN's special guest, Candace Cameron Bure,

sat down with White House correspondent Jennifer Wishon

and talked about her career and her Christian faith.


JENNIFER WISHON: Hollywood took Washington by storm

to attend the last White House Correspondents' Dinner

of President Obama's term.

Actress Candace Cameron Bure was the special celebrity guest

of CBN News.

It's two worlds colliding-- entertainment and politics--

which is really fun.

And politics as a new thing for me.

You know, this event is called Nerd Prom.

Do you think that's fitting?

I think that's a fun name.

But I think being a nerd is cool, so I'll take it.

JENNIFER WISHON: She'll also take

the success she's enjoying.

Bure was recently nominated for an Emmy for her work

as a co-host on "The View."

And this week she starts filming season two of "Fuller House,"

the show starring Bure as DJ Tanner all

grown up from the original sitcom "Full House."

We love each other so much.

We have so much fun.

And we're all so grateful to be there.

You've pushed back against some of your critics

who watch the show and say-- you know, there's kissing scenes.

Some of the wardrobe, some of the language

isn't appropriate for a Christian actress

or Christian audience.

I've been an actress for 35 years.

And it's a part of my business.

It's not that I don't think about every decision that I

make and every script and every part that I play.

And my husband and I have come to what the boundaries are

for us so that I can do the job and exercise

the talent that God has given me but do it

within the boundaries that make the two of us comfortable.

And one of those boundaries we draw the line at

is kissing, that it's nothing more than that.

And that's something that I've been

doing since I was 13 years old.

I had my very first kiss on "Full House."

I think sometimes it's funny, though, that people

love my movies on Hallmark, which I love

making and my mystery series.

And there's always a kiss at the end of those movies.

And people love them.

JENNIFER WISHON: Scroll through her social media posts

and you'll see Bure advertises her Christian faith.

I love Jesus.

Like, my faith is my whole life.

And I love the relationship that I have with God.

And it's important to me and my family

and sharing that with everybody because that's

what the gospel calls us to do, to go out into the world

and share the gospel and the peace

that only God gives us through His salvation.

And so that's my calling.

That's what our calling is as Christians.

And so for me, that's an easy thing to do.

It gives me joy to be able to wear a t-shirt

or have the opportunity to proclaim it anywhere.

JENNIFER WISHON: Bure put her career on hold

to be a stay-at-home mom while her three children were


Now at age 40, she believes she's reaping

the fruit of that decision.

I feel like there is definitely a blessing in that obedience

of feeling my calling to be a stay-at-home mom because to see

what I'm doing now, it just overwhelms me.

JENNIFER WISHON: Jennifer Wishon, CBN News, Washington.

Thanks, Jennifer.

Pat, it's great to see Hollywood stars talk so openly

about their Christian faith.

That was quite a time, by the way.

They had a comic.

He was making fun of the press.

I mean, he really went at it.

Then he turned around and finally thanked

Obama for being a black man in the White House.

And it was something.

But everybody-- the press was squirming, I think.

But he got through roasting them.

That's a very colorful thing.

I mean, it's usually fun.

Mrs. Bush did the stand up one night.

It was hilarious.

And they've had some funny times.

And it's kind of a good evening.

So White House Press Corps, and they have a big dinner

and invite celebrity people.

And it's quite a time.

It always gets some good coverage.

Have you ever been to that?


Well, we got to get you up there.

We'd take a table somewhere alone.

They'd put us in Siberia.

But nevertheless, you know--


We're there.




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