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CBN NewsWatch: June 22, 2016

On CBN Newswatch, June 22: Evangelicals sing a new tune on Trump: 'Meeting may be a tipping point,' The 'Better Way Agenda' to repeal, replace Obamacare, and more. Read Transcript


Efrem: TODAY ON

"NEWSWATCH," DONALD

TRUMP'S PRIVATE MEETING

WITH HUNDREDS OF

CHRISTIANS LEADERS.

CBN NEWS TAKES YOU BEHIND

CLOSED DOORS TO SHOW YOU

WHAT HAPPENED.

> AND...

MY LIFE IS SO TERRIBLE

RIGHT NOW.

NOW I'M HERE, AND MY WIFE

IS DEAD.

Efrem: THEY FLED

PERSECUTION, ONLY TO END

UP IN ANOTHER HORRIBLE

PLACE.

SO WHY ISN'T ANYONE

HELPING THESE CHRISTIAN

REFUGEES?

PLUS, ON ONE-ON-ONE WITH

JEREMY ROSOTTO.

FIND OUT WHAT CAUSED HIM

TO THROW IN THE TOWEL, AND

WHAT CHANGED HIS MIND.

AND THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR

JOINING US FOR CBN

"NEWSWATCH."

I'M EFREM GRAHAM.

DONALD TRUMP IS WORKING

HARD TO WIN OVER CHRISTIAN

VOTERS, MEETING WITH

HUNDREDS OF EVANGELICAL

LEADERS ON TUESDAY.

HE IS GOING TO NEED THAT

CRUCIAL VOTING BLOCK TO

HAVE A REAL SHOT AT

WINNING THE PRESIDENCY.

DAVID BRODY WAS INSIDE THE

PRIVATE MEETING AND HAS

THIS STORY FROM NEW YORK.

David: TIMES SQUARE,

ALWAYS HUSTLES AND

BUSTLES, BUT JUST BLOCKS

AWAY, THE MARRIOTT MARQUEE

HOTEL BUZZED WITH ACTIVITY

OF ANOTHER KIND: A PRIVATE

MEETING BETWEEN DONALD

TRUMP AND EVANGELICAL

LEADERS.

IT WAS A PRIVATE EVENT,

BUT CBN NEWS WAS PERMITTED

INSIDE TO OBSERVE.

FROM MEGA CHURCH MASTERS

TO LONG TIME STALLWORTHS,

THEY HEARD TRUMP SPEAK OUT

ABOUT RELIGIOUS LIBERTY,

INCLUDING HIS DESIRE TO

GET RID OF I.R.S.

RESTRICTIONS THAT MUZZLE

POLITICAL TALK FROM THE

PULPIT.

HE SAID, QUOTE,"IT MIGHT

BE MY BIGGEST CONTRIBUTION

TO CHRISTIANITY."

THERE WERE QUITE A FEW WHO

WERE NO FOR TRUMP GOING

INTO THE MEETING, BUT

AFTER THE MEETING, THE

MINDS ARE CHANGING.

THE BALL HAS MOVED

FORWARD A LITTLE BIT, AND

I APPRECIATE MR. TRUMP'S

WILLINGNESS TO REACH OUT

TO THE EVANGELICAL

COMMUNITY.

AFTER HEARING HIM TODAY, I

WILL CONSIDER HIM AS A

POSSIBILITY IN LIGHT OF

THE ALTERNATIVE.

David: THAT

ALTERNATIVE IS HILLARY

CLINTON.

TRUMP ALSO TALKED ABOUT

HOW EVANGELICALS NEED TO

BAN TOGETHER BECAUSE THEIR

RIGHTS AND VALUES ARE

UNDER ATTACK.

WHAT PLEASED SOME

ATTENDEES WAS THAT TRUMP

DIDN'T APPEAR TO MAKE ANY

MAJOR MISTAKES OR GIVE

REASON FOR PAUSE.

I CAN'T REMEMBER ANY

TIME DURING THE SEVERAL

HOURS THIS MORNING THAT

HIS ANSWERS DISAPPOINTED

OR THERE WAS SHI CHAGRIN ABOUT

IT.

HE GIVES SOMETHING THAT

MOST REPUBLICAN NOMINEES

IN THE PAST HAVE REFUSED

TO DO, AND THAT IS WALK

INTO THIS ROOM, AND BE

WILLING TO SIT DOWN AND

TAKE THEIR QUESTIONS AND

INTERACT WITH THEM IN A

BIG WAY.

David: THE BRASH

OUTSIDER WILL NEED MORE

OUT REACH, BUT FOR NOW IT

SEEMS TO BE WORKING.

AS IT PERTAINS TO THE

EVANGELICAL VOTE IN THE

CANDIDACY OF DONALD TRUMP,

TODAY'S MEETING MAY VERY

WELL BE A TIPPING POINT.

David: SAMMY

RODRIGUEZ KNOWS PLENTY OF

PASTORS WHO WERE SKEPTICAL

BEFORE THE MEETING, BUT

INSIDE SOMETHING CHANGED.

AFTER HEARING HIS

COMMITMENT, HIS VERY

WELL-DEFINED, ARTICULATEED

COMMITMENT TO RELIGIOUS

LIBERTY AND LIFE, THE

SUPREME COURT ESPECIALLY,

I THINK YOU SAW A NUMBER

OF THE SAME PASTOR PASTORS WALK

OUTGOING, THAT'S WHAT I

NEEDED TO HEAR.

David: THAT'S

SOMETHING THAT THE TRUMP

CAMPAIGN NEEDED TO HEAR

AFTER A ROUGH COUPLE OF

WEEKS OF HEADLINES.

IT WILL BE IMPORTANT FOR

THEM TO GET EVANGELICALS

TO MOVE BEYOND WORDS AND

WORK ACTIVELY FOR TRUMP

AMONG THEIR FLOCKS.

DAVID BRODY, CBN NEWS IN

NEW YORK CITY.

Efrem: THE RACE FOR

THE WHITE HOUSE HEATS UP

MORE EVERY DAY.

HILLARY CLINTON BLASTING

TRUMP'S POLICIES IN A

SPEECH ON TUESDAY.

HE TOOK AIM AT THE

PRESUMPTIVE NOMINEE WHILE

VISITING THE CRUCIAL STATE

OF OHIO.

BUT CLINTON FACES PROBLEMS

OF HER OWN, AND TRUMP IS

RAMPING UP FOR A NEW

ATTACK AGAINST HER.

Charlene: CLINTON

CALLED DONALD TRUMP'S

ECONOMIC POLICIES

DANGEROUS AND WARNED HE

COULD BANKRUPT THE COUNTRY

IF ELECTED PRESIDENT.

IN HER PEACH IN COLUMBUS,

OHIO, SHE QUESTIONED

TRUMP'S TEMPERMENT TO

GUIDE THE ECONOMY, AND

POINTED TO HIS BANKRUPTCY

AS TO HOW HE WOULD TREAT

SMALL BUSINESSES AND

WORKING FAMILIES.

JUST LIKE HE SHOULDN'T

HAVE HIS FINGER ON THE

BUTTON, HE SHOULDN'T HAVE

HIS HANDS ON OUR ECONOMY.

HE HAS WRITTEN A LOT OF

BOOKS ABOUT BUSINESS.

THEY ALL SEEM TO END AT

CHAPTER 11.

Charlene: TRUMP SHOT

BACK, SAYING HE KNOWS HOW

TO USE DEBT IN BUSINESS.

I'VE USED BRILLIANTLY

THE LAWS OF THE COUNTRY.

NOT PERSONALLY, BUT

CORPORATE.

IF YOU LOOK AT PEOPLE LIKE

MYSELF AT THE HIGHEST

LEVEL OF BUSINESS, MANY

HAVE DONE IT MANY, MANY

TIMES.

Charlene: AND IN A

SWEEP, HE SAID, CROOKED

HILLARY REFUSES TO SAY SHE

WILL BE RAISING TAXES

BEYOND BELIEF.

SHE WILL BE A DISASTER FOR

JOBS AND THE ECONOMY.

BUT THE PRESUMPTIVE

DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE HAS

PROBLEMS OF HER OWN.

RUSSIAN HACKERS ARE

BELIEVED TO HAVE HACKED

THE CLINTON E-MAILS.

AND DOCUMENTS WERE TAKEN

DURING THE DEMOCRATIC

NATIONAL CONVENTION DURING

A HACK LAST WEEK.

BLOOMBURG REPORTS THAT THE

HACKS AND CLINTON'S

CAMPAIGN COMPOUND CONCERNS

ABOUT HER DIGITAL

SECURITY, EVEN AS THE

F.B.I. CONTINUES TO

INVESTIGATE HER USE OF A

PERSONAL E-MAIL SERVER,

WHILE SHE WAS SECRETARY OF

STATE.

AND TRUMP IS PROMISING

EVEN MORE OF A FULL

ASSAULT ON CLINTON IN A

SPEECH TODAY.

CHARLENE AARON, CBN NEWS.

Efrem: HOUSE

REPUBLICANS ARE UNVEILING

A NEW PROPOSAL TO REPEAL

AND REPLACE OBAMACARE.

IT IS PART OF A NEW

INITIATIVE BY HOW YOU YOU HOUSE

SPEAKER PAUL RYAN.

UNDER THE NEW PROPOSAL,

INDIVIDUAL TAX CREDITS

WOULD ALLOW PEOPLE TO BUY

COVERAGE FROM PRIVATE

INSURERS.

THERE WOULD BE EXPANDED

ACCESS TO HELP SAVINGS

ACCOUNTS.

THE REPUBLICANS SAY THE

37-PAGE PLAN IS AN OVERALL

ROADMAP AND DETAILS WILL

BE IRONED OUT LATER.

> THE ILLINOIS

LEGISLATURE HAS APPROVED A

BILL THAT WOULD GIVE

MUSLIMS A FORMAL VOTE IN

THE STATE GOVERNMENT.

IF THE GOVERNOR SIGNS THE

BILL, IT WOULD BE THE

FIRST STATE TO PASS SUCH A

LAW.

THEY WOULD HAVE AN

ADVISORY COUNCIL OF

MUSLIMS TO GIVE THEM

INFLUENCE ON STATE

POLICIES.

THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE

REPORTS ONE ISLAMIC LEADER

WHO IS PUSHING FOR THE

COUNCIL SAYS, ALL

GOVERNORS IN AMERICA ARE

OBLIGATED TO HAVE AN

ISLAMIC COUNCIL.

> AN 18-YEAR-OLD FROM

INDIANAPOLIS HAS BEEN

ARRESTED, ACCUSED OF

TRYING TO JOIN ISIS.

AUTHORITIES RAIDED THE

HOME OF ACRAHM MUSLI ON

TUESDAY.

THE TEEN APPEARED IN

FEDERAL COURT ON TUESDAY,

AND IS FACING CHARGES FOR

PROVIDING MATERIALS TO

SUPPORT THE GROUP.

> NORTH KOREA HAS

REPORTEDLY LAUNCHED TWO

MORE BALLISTIC MISSILES.

OFFICIALS SAY ONE OF THE

MISSILES FAILED, BUT THE

OTHER LAUNCH WAS A BIG

STEP IN THE REGIME'S

DEVELOPMENT OF A POWERFUL

MISSILE INTENDED TO REACH

U.S. BASES IN THEPATHIC.

THE PACIFIC.

THIS COMES AT DIPLOMATS

FROM AMERICA AND NORTH

KOREA ARE ATTENDING A SIX

NATIONS' FORUM IN BEIJING.

OFFICIALS SAY AT THIS

POINT THERE ARE NO PLANS

FOR TALKS.

> COMING UP, CHRISTIANS

WHO FLED PERSECUTION IN

PAKISTAN AND THEN FOUND

OUT THAT THEIR NEW HOME

WAS EVEN WORSE.

Efrem: TWO PAKISTANI

CHRISTIANS HAVE BEEN

SENTENCED TO JAIL FOR SIX

YEARS ON BLASPHEMY

CHARGES.

PREMIER REPORTS THEY WERE

DETAINED AFTER A PASTOR

PUBLISHED A POSTER

REFERRING TO MUHAMMAD.

A SPOKESMAN FROM A CHARITY

THAT PROVIDES FREE LEGAL

AID IN THESE SITUATIONS

SAYS CHRISTIANS ARE LIVING

UNDER CONSTANT THREAT

BECAUSE OF GROWING MISUSE

OF BLASPHEMY LAWS AND

CONTINUOUSLY DEMANDING

CHANGES OR AT LEAST THE

INTRODUCTION OF SAFEGUARDS

TO THIS LAW.

LAST MONTH THREE OTHER

CHRISTIANS WERE ALSO

CHARGED WITH BLASPHEMY.

> PAKISTAN IS ONE OF THE

MOST DANGEROUS COUNTRIES

IN THE WORLD FOR

CHRISTIANS.

THE PERSECUTION THERE IS

SO SEVERE, RECORD NUMBERS

OF PEOPLE HAVE BEEN

FLEEING THE COUNTRY.

ONE PLACE THEY'RE GOING,

THAILAND, BUT AS GEORGE

THOMAS DISCOVERED IN

BANGKOK, LIFE FOR THEM

THERE IS ANYTHING BUT

EASY.

George: WITH HIS

VOICE QUIVERING AND TEARS

FILLING HIS EYES, MOSTOK

FISAL SAID HE HAD NO

CHOICE BUT TO LEAVE

PAKISTAN.

MY LIFE IS FULL OF

CHALLENGES.

George: MUSLIM

NEIGHBORS ACCUSED THE

YOUNG CHRISTIAN OF TEARING

PAPERS FROM THE QURAN, SO

THEY WANTED HIS FAMILY

KILLED.

I WAS SO SCARED.

I TOLD THEM I WOULD NEVER

DO ANYTHING LIKE THAT TO

THEIR HOLY BOOK, BUT THEY

DIDN'T BELIEVE ME.

George: FEARING FOR

THEIR LIVES, FISAL TOOK

HIS WIFE AND SON AND FLED

TO THAILAND, WITH HOPES OF

STARTING A NEW LIFE FREE

FROM ISLAMIC DEATH

THREATS.

Reporter: THE MOMENT

WE ARRIVED IN THAILAND, I

SUBMITTED OUR ASYLUM

PAPERS WITH THE U.N.

George: BUT SIX

MONTHS LATER, FISAL HAD

NOT HEARD BAB FRO BACK FROM THE

U.N.

AND WITH HIS VISA TO

EXPIRE, THE THAI

GOVERNMENT SENT THE POLICE

AFTER THEM.

I WAS NOT AT HOME WHEN

THE THAI POLICE CAME TO

OUR APARTMENT.

MY WIFE TOLD THEM SHE WAS

A HEART PATIENT AND THEY

SHOULD NOT ARREST HER, BUT

THEY DIDN'T LISTEN.

George: UNDER

THAILAND LAW, ANYONE WHO

OVER STAYS THEIR VISA IS

ILLEGALLY IN THE COUNTRY.

THEY ARE TAKEN TO AN

IMMIGRATION DETENTION

CENTER, OR IDC.

SHE WAS OKAY FOR THE

FIRST THREE DAYS, BUT THEN

SHE GOT VERY ILL ON

DECEMBER 20th.

George: FISAL PLEADED

WITH THE U.N. TO HELP HIS

SICK WIFE.

I KEPT ASKING.

I KEPT CRYING, BUT THEY

DID NOT LISTEN TO ME.

George: HE BEGGED

DETENTION GUARDS TO GIVE

HER HER HEART MEDICATIONS.

I TOLD THEM IF YOU

DON'T DO ANYTHING, SHE

WILL DIE.

George: A CHRISTIAN

HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCATE

TRIED TO INTERVENE, BUT

WASN'T TOO HOPEFUL, BASED

ON PAST EXPERIENCE.

WHAT WE FOUND IS THAT

THE ORDERS MEANT TO BE

PROTECTING THESE

DETAINEES, DENY THEM

ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE AND

MEDICINE.

George: THERE WERE

INHUMANE CONDITIONS INSIDE

THE DETENTION CENTER,

INCLUDING MEN CHAINED LIKE

DOGS.

THE STENCH IS

OVERPOWERING; AND THERE

ARE TWO TOILETS TO SERVE

OVER 200 PEOPLE.

George: AND IN SOME

CASE, 200 PEOPLE CRAMMED

IN ROOMS THAT BARELY CAN

SLEEP 100.

SO THEY'LL BE SLEEPING

ON TOP OF EACH OTHER OR

SLEEPING CROUCHING OR

STANDING UP.

George: IN

DECEMBER 2015, THE U.N.

FINALLY RESPONDED TO

FISAL, BUT WITH NEWS HIS

WIFE, SAMINA, HAD DIED.

MY LIFE IS SO TERRIBLE

RIGHT NOW.

WE FACE SO MANY

DIFFICULTIES IN PAKISTAN,

AND THAT'S WHY WE ESCAPED

TO THAILAND.

AND NOW I'M HERE, AND MY

WIFE IS DEAD.

WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DO?

MY SON KEEPS ASKING, WHERE

IS MOMMY?

BUT I DON'T HAVE THE

COURAGE TO TELL HIM THE

TRUTH.

George: SIX OTHER

PAKISTANI CHRISTIAN

REFUGEES HAVE DIED IN THAI

DETENTION CENTERS.

MORE THAN 100,000

PAKISTANIS HAVE FLED THEIR

HOME LAND BECAUSE OF

RISING ISLAMIC VIOLENCE.

REPORTS SAY NEARLY 11,000

ARE IN THAILAND, MANY OF

THEM CHRISTIANS.

THE PROBLEM IS THE

GOVERNMENT HERE DOESN'T

WANT ANY REFUGEES FROM

ANYWHERE.

AND SINCE THAILAND IS NOT

IN AGREEMENT ON

ASYLUM-SEEKERS, PEOPLE

LIKE FISAL ARE IN TURMOIL.

George: NAZ IS A

WANTED MAN IN PAKISTAN.

IN 2013, HE WAS ACCUSED OF

BLASPHEMY IN AN ISLAMIC

COURT, AND ESCAPED TO

THAILAND.

FOR NOW HE HIDES AND

WAITS, AN ILLEGAL, WITH NO

ACCESS TO SCHOOLS OR

HOSPITALS.

I'M SCARED TO GO

OUTSIDE MY BUILDING

BECAUSE THE IMMIGRATION

POLICE CAN ARREST ME AT

ANY MOMENT.

George: CBN VISITED A

HOUSING COMPLEX IN

BANGKOK, WERE SCORES OF

PAKISTANI CHRISTIAN

FAMILIES ARE CRAMMED INTO

SMALL APARTMENTS, MANY

LIVING ILLEGALLY.

FOR EXAMPLE, WE LIVE IN

ONE ROOM WITH MORE OTHER

FAMILIES.

OUR KIDS CANNOT GO TO

SCHOOL BECAUSE THEY ARE

ALSO CONSIDERED ILLEGAL.

SO THE WHOLE DAY WE JUST

SIT AT HOME.

George: FOR A FEW

HOURS ON SUNDAY MORNING, A

HANDFUL OF PAKISTANI

CHRISTIAN FAMILIES BRAVE

ARREST TO ATTEND THIS

SECRET CHURCH SERVICE.

STRANDED IN THAILAND FOR

YEARS...

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

George: ...MANY HERE

HOPE AND PRAY FOR

DESIGNATED REFUGEE STATUS

AND THE CHANCE TO SETTLE

IN A THIRD COUNTRY.

A FEW ARE HELPING THEM AND

OTHERS WITH FOOD AND

THINGS.

BUT FOR NOW, FISAL READS

VERSES FROM PSALM 121,

REMINDING HIS SON, JOSHUA,

THAT IT IS GOD WHO WILL

TAKE CARE OF ALL OF THEIR

NEEDS.

I TRUST IN GOD.

ONLY GOD CAN HELP US IN

OUR TIME OF DIFFICULTIES.

George: GEORGE

THOMAS, CBN NEWS, BANGKOK,

THAILAND.

Efrem: AND NEXT, HE

WANTED TO TOP THE POP

MUSIC CHART.

SEE HOW GOD HUMBLED HIM

AND CHANGED THIS MUSIC

ARTIST'S CAREER FOREVER.

Efrem: JEREMY ROSOTTO

ROSE ABOVE THOUSANDS OF

CONTESTANTS TO RISE UP IN

"AMERICAN IDOL."

HE IS ROUNDING OUT A BUSY

YEAR, TRAVELLING THE

COUNTRY, PERFORMING SONGS

FROM HIS "HEARTBEAT

PROJECT."

I RECENTLY CAUGHT UP WITH

HIM FOR AN INTERVIEW ON MY

ENTERTAINMENT SHOW CALLED

"STUDIO 5."

*

Efrem: JEREMY MAKES A

JOYFUL

NOISE ON

THIS

VIRGINIA BEACH STAGE.

FROM FRONT DESK MEDICAL

CLERK TO "AMERICAN IDOL"

STAR AND NOW BONAFIDE

RECORDING ARTIST, WITH AN

ALBUM UNDER HIS BELT.

SO WHEN YOU TOLD YOUR

FAMILY THAT YOU WERE GOING

TO SING AND GO ON

"AMERICAN IDOL,", AND I I THINK

YOU TOLD THEM THAT LONG

BEFORE --

I WAS 10.

Efrem: 10.

AND HOW OLD WERE YOU WHEN

YOU WENT ON THE SHOW?

I WAS 10 YEARS OLD WHEN

I HEARD KELLY CLARKSON.

ONE NIGHT, IT WAS PROBABLY

7:00, 8:00 AT NIGHT, AND I

HEARD RYAN SEACREST SAYING

THE WINNER OF "AMERICAN

IDOL" 2002, KELLY CLARK

SON.

I LITERALLY RAN OUT OF MY

ROOM AND SAID, MA, COME

MERE.

I'M GOING TO DO THIS.

YOU SEE THE NAME ON THE

BOTTOM?

YOU'RE GOING TO VOTE FOR

ME LIKE THAT.

I STARTED WATCHING IT WITH

MY PARENTS.

I AUDITIONED WHEN I TURNED

16.

I AUDITIONED WHEN I TURNED

17 TWICE.

AND I AUDITIONED WHEN I

TURNED 18.

AND I AUDITIONED WHEN I

TURNED 19.

I DID FIVE AUDITIONS FOR

"IDOL."

AND THEN THEY SAID YES.

SOME PEOPLE ARE BLESSED

WITH THE VOICE OF GOD AND

WHEN THEY OPEN THEIR

MOUTH, THEY AFFECT PEOPLE.

THAT'S YOU.

[APPLAUSE]

WHAT WAS THAT?

AMERICA MEET JEREMY,

JEREMY, MEET AMERICA.

I'M SO IMPRESSED.

DUDE, I LOVE YOU, MAN.

AFTER ALL OF THIS, WHO

IS YOUR WILDCARD PICK?

I'VE GOT TO SHOW THEM

EVERYTHING THAT I HAVE IN

THIS ONE MOMENT.

I WANT EVERYBODY AT HOME

TO BE ABLE TO FEEL

EVERYTHING I SING.

I BELIEVE IN THIS KID.

I BELIEVE IN JEREMY.

I THINK HE HAS ONE OF THE

MOST BEAUTIFUL VOICES I'VE

HEARD IN A LONG TIME.

WHO IS IT GOING TO BE?

JEREMY ROSOTTO.

[APPLAUSE]

*

Efrem: WHAT HAS LIFE

BEEN LIKE AFTER "AMERICAN

IDOL"?

IT HAS BEEN A FEW YEARS.

IT HAS BEEN A CRAZY

THREE AND A HALF, THREE

AND THREE-QUARTER YEARS.

"AMERICAN IDOL," IT REALLY

CHANGED UP EVERYTHING FOR

ME.

IT OPENED UP DOORS THAT I

WOULD PROBABLY HAVE NEVER

HAD BEFORE.

BUT IT WASN'T EASY GETTING

SIGNED.

I CAME OFF ONE OF THE

BIGGEST TV SHOWS, PROBABLY

IN THE WORLD.

BUT IT WAS DEFINITELY

HAVING TO WORK

TREMENDOUSLY HARD TO MAKE

IT HAPPEN.

Efrem: YOUR ALBUM HAS

BEEN OUT ALMOST A YEAR.

YEAH.

AUGUST.

CRAZY, RIGHT?

Efrem: HOW DO YOU

FEEL ABOUT IT?

I AM SO BLESSED WITH

THE RECORD.

IT'S CALLED "HEARTBEAT."

IT WAS A LABOR OF LOVE.

IT WAS -- I DON'T WANT TO

SAY BLOOD, SWEAT, AND

TEARS, BECAUSE THERE WAS

NO BLOOD, THANK GOD.

Efrem: BUT SWEAT AND

TEARS.

A LOT OF SWEE SWEAT AND

TEARS.

Efrem: HOW IS THE

REALITY?

I WANTED TO BE THE

SPANISH JUSTIN BIEBER.

GOD QUICKLY HUMBLED ME.

COMING OFF THE SHOW, I

REMEMBER DOING AN EVENT

WITH PASTOR DONNIE

MCCLURKIN IN NEW YORK

CITY, AND HE WAS

INTERVIEWING ME FOR

SOMETHING AND WE WERE

SPEAKING, AND MY HEART WAS

JUST NOT -- IT WASN'T THIS

RIGHT HERE.

THIS WAS IMMEDIATELY AFTER

"IDOL."

AND IT WAS RIGHT THERE

THAT BELIEVE THE LORD GAVE

ME A WORD.

Efrem: THE WORD CAME

FROM PASTOR AND FELLOW

RECORDING ARTIST DONNIE

MCCLURKIN.

DO YOU REMEMBER WHAT HE

SAID?

IT WAS SOMETHING ALONG

THE LINES OF, GOD HAS

CALLED YOU FROM WHEN YOU

WERE A LITTLE BOY.

WHY ARE YOU RUNNING AWAY

FROM WHAT YOU KNOW YOU

WERE CALLED TO DO?

Efrem: JUST RIGHT

THERE?

I KNEW IT WAS THE LORD,

DUDE, SPEAKING.

AND, YEAH, FROM THAT DAY

ON IT CHANGED EVERYTHING.

THAT WAS TWO AND A HALF

YEARS AGO NOW.

Efrem: THE TIME HAS

COME FOR YOUR WEDNESDAY

WORD, AND THE WORD TO

CONSIDER TODAY IS

"PRESENCE."

THINK ON THIS, WHEREVER

YOU ARE, BE THERE.

YOUR PRESENCE IS A GIFT TO

THOSE AROUND YOU, AND

GIFTS CAN'T BUY LOVE OR

REPLACE PRESENCE.

PONDER THAT ONE AND MAKE

SOME TIME TO TRULY SHARE

YOUR LIFE WITH OTHERS.

WITH THAT WORD, MAKE THIS

A WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY.

THAT ABOUT DOES IT FOR

THIS EDITION OF CBN

"NEWSWATCH".

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MAKE THIS A WONDERFUL

MAKE THIS A WONDERFUL

WEDNESDAY.

SEE YOU TOMORROW.

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