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Christian World News - August 5, 2016

This week on Christian World News: Meet the Syrian evangelist who escaped persecution in the Middle East, only to have his life threatened for preaching the Gospel in Europe. Plus, the prayer warrior who survived a fiery plane crash. She says ... Read Transcript


THIS WEEK ON "CHRISTIAN

WORLD NEWS," HE ESCAPED

PERSECUTION IN SYRIA, ONLY

TO HAVE HIS LIFE

THREATENED IN EUROPE.

MEET THE COURAGEOUS PASTOR

WHO WON'T STOP PREACHING

THE GOSPEL.

> PLUS...

HIGHER!

DOWN!

George: THE PRAYER

WARRIOR WHO SURVIVED THIS

FIERY CRASH, WHY SHE SAYS

GOD PUT HER ON THAT PLANE.

> AND CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS

SPREADING THROUGHOUT

CHINA, HOW THIS AMERICAN

EXPORT IS INTRODUCING

CHINESE MILLENNIALS AND

THEIR PARENTS TO JESUS

CHRIST.

*

George: HELLO,

EVERYONE, WELCOME TO THIS

WEEK'S EDITION OF

"CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS."

I'M GEORGE THOMAS.

MY COLLEAGUE, WENDY

GRIFFITH, IS OUT ON

VACATION.

OKAY, WE BEGIN WITH

CHRISTIAN REFUGEES WHO

ESCAPED PERSECUTION IN THE

MIDDLE EAST.

AS YOU ALTHOUGH, THEY

DON'T ALWAYS FIND A SAFE

HAVEN HERE IN THE WEST.

GARY LANE BRINGS US THE

STORY OF ONE SYRIAN

EVANGELIST WHO FLED ISIS

ONLY TO FACE DANGER IN THE

SO-CALLED SANCTUARY OF

CHRISTIAN EUROPE.

Reporter: WE MET HIM

BEFORE THE START OF THE

SYRIAN CIVIL WAR.

HE LED A SMALL CHURCH AND

SHARED HIS FAITH IN A

COUNTRY WHERE EVANGELIZING

MUSLIMS COULD LEAD TO

DEATH OR PRISON.

WE WITNESSED MIRACULOUS

HEALINGS, EVEN IN A SYRIAN

MOSQUE.

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

HALLELUJAH.

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

Through Translator:

WE WERE DISTRIBUTING THE

BIBLE AND JESUS' FILM AND

DISCUSSING THE IMPORTANCE

OF BELIEVING IN THE LORD

JESUS CHRIST.

A GREAT AND AMAZING

MINISTRY WAS THERE.

AND A LOT OF MUSLIMS WERE

ACCEPTING THE LORD JESUS

AS THEIR OWN SAVIOR.

THEN THE WAR CAME TO SYRIA

BETWEEN THE EXTREMIST

ISLAMIC MOVEMENTS AND THE

SYRIAN REGIME.

Reporter: ISIS AND

OTHER MILITANT GROUPS

TARGETED CHRISTIANS FOR

ATTACK, BECAUSE THEY SAW

THEM AS SUPPORTERS OF THE

ASSAD REGIME.

HE ESCAPED TO RUSSIA AND

WAITED PATIENTLY FOR THE

GOVERNMENT TO GRANT HIM

RELIGIOUS ASYLUM.

AFTER MONTHS OF

FRUSTRATION OVER DELAYS

AND INACTION, THE SYRIAN

PASTOR FLED RUSSIA.

HE ENDED UP HERE, ABOVE

THE ARCTIC CIRCLE.

*

Reporter: WELCOME TO

THE CITY OF FINS NEST, AND AN

UNLIKELY HOME FOR SYRIAN

REFUGEES.

THEY KNEW MOST WESTERN

COUNTRIES PRACTICED

DEMOCRATIC CONCEPTS OF

FREE SPEECH AND RELIGIOUS

FREEDOM.

HE HOPED TO FIND PEACE IN

NORWAY, FAR FROM THE

SYRIAN WAR AND THE THREAT

OF DEATH AT THE HANDS OF

ISIS.

HE SHARED CHRIST ON SOCIAL

MEDIA AND COMPARED

BIBLICAL TEACHINGS TO

QURANIC DOCTRINE.

HIS EXPERIENCE MOVED HIM

TO WARN NORWEGIANS ABOUT

THE DANGERS OF ISLAM.

THEY SENT DEATH THREATS

TO US THROUGH

FacebookMENFacebook.THEY SAID THEY WERE SO

CLOSE TO US.

Reporter: THEY WARNED

HIM THE JIHADISTS LIVED IN

HIS CENTER AND COULD

EASILY KILL HIM IF HE DID

NOT STOP POSTING HIS

THREATS ON THE INTERNET.

I DIDN'T STOP WRITING

ON Facebook BECAUSE I

BELIEVE IN FREE SPEECH.

I ALSO BELIEVE IN THE

POWER OF GOD'S WORD.

THE WESTERN WORLD HAS TO

KNOW WHAT IS INSIDE THE

QURAN.

THE WORLD IS IN TROUBLE

AND CHAOS BECAUSE OF

RADICAL MUSLIM TEACHINGS.

A THE LOT OF THEM ARE

COMING TO EUROPE AND

AMERICA.

THEY MERGE INTO SOCIETY

WHILE SUPPORTING QURANIC

VERSES THAT INCITES

VIOLENCE AND HATRED.

Reporter: HE ASKED

THE LOCAL POLICE CAPTAIN

FOR HELP AFTER RECEIVING

FROM THREATENING PHONE

CALLS.

WE TRIED TO HELP HIM IN

THE BEST WAY WE CAN DO.

Reporter: THIS

CAPTAIN GAVE SAEED A

G.P.S. TRACKING DEVICE TO

USE IF SOMEONE TRIED TO

HARM HIM.

IF HE ACTIVATES THIS,

WE WILL RESPOND.

Reporter: SAEED AND

RONA WOULD LIKELY BE SAFER

SHUT INSIDE THEIR

IMMIGRANT APARTMENT HOUSE.

BUT THEY VENTURE OUT

REGULARLY, MEETING

NEWFOUND FRIENDS AND

SHARING THE LOVE OF CHRIST

WITH OTHER IMMIGRANTS.

REFUGEES LIKE JAMEL AND

HIS FAMILY.

HE HAS CANCER AND IS

CURRENTLY UNDERGOING

CHEMOTHERAPY.

HE HAS HAD SIX SURGERIES

TO REMOVE HIS LEFT KIDNEY

AND PARTS OF HIS COLON AND

SPLEEN.

STRUGGLING WITH A TERMINAL

ILLNESS IN AN UNFAMILIAR

COUNTRY, HE IS ENCOURAGED

WHEN SAEED COMES TO PRAY

WITH HIM.

MY FAITH AND TRUST IN

JESUS IS INCREASING, AND I

HOPE GOD WILL DO A MIRACLE

AND HEAL ME FROM THIS

SICKNESS.

Reporter: THIS

SUMMER, IMMIGRATION

OFFICIALS TOLD SAEED AND

RONA THEY WOULD BE ALLOWED

TO STAY.

THEY SAY DESPITE THEIR

DIFFICULTIES, THEY HAVE

GROWN TO LOVE THEIR NEW

HOME.

EUROPE NEEDS JESUS

CHRIST NOW.

A LOT OF NORWEGIAN PEOPLE

HAVE DRIFTED FAR FROM

CHRIST.

BUT I BELIEVE THEY WILL

RETURN TO HIM AND THEY

WILL NOT ALLOW OTHER

CULTURES AND RELIGIONS TO

DESTROY THIS BEAUTIFUL

SOCIETY, WHICH WAS BUILT

ON CONGRESSIONAL CHRISTIAN PRINCIPLES OF

FAITH, LOVE, AND HUMAN

RIGHTS.

Reporter: IN IT IS

THAT LOVE FOR PEOPLE THAT

HAS INSPIRED SAEED TO

CONTINUE SHARING THE LOVE

OF JESUS CHRIST, WHETHER

IT IS IN SYRIA OR ONE OF

THE REMOTE PLACES ON

EARTH, WAY UP IN THE

ARCTIC CIRCLE.

George: GARY, THANK

YOU SO MUCH FOR THAT

POWERFUL STORY.

> IN OTHER MUSE NEWS, A

PARISH CHURCH IN ENGLAND

SAYS ITS WELCOMING

REFUGEES HAVE TRANSFORMED

ITS OWN COMMUNITY.

THEY SAID THREE TO FOUR

REFUGEES HAVE ACCEPTED

JESUS CHRIST EACH WEEK.

THEY PROVIDE THEM WITH

NEEDED FOOD, CLOTHING,

MEDICAL CARE, AND EVEN

LANGUAGE LESSONS.

THE CHURCH RECENTLY

BAPTIZED 15 REFUGEES.

IT SAVED OUR CHURCH

FROM BEING A WORKING-CLASS

WHITE CONGREGATION, AND

NOW THERE ARE 12 WHITE

PEOPLE SITTING THERE ON

SUNDAY MORNING, AND IT HAS

CHANGED US INTO A VIBRANT,

MULTI-CULTURAL, DIVERSE,

WORSHIPPING CHRISTIAN

COMMUNITY.

George: FASCINATING.

> AFTER TWO ISIS

TERRORISTS MURDERED A

TRENCH PRIEST AT THE

ALTER, REVEREND SMITH SAYS

CHURCHES IN EUROPE SHOULD

TAKE PRECAUTIONS, BUT THEY

SHOULD CONTINUE TO SEEK

OUT AND SERVE MUSLIM

REFUGEES.

THE LATEST ISSUE OF THE

ISIS ONLINE MAGAZINE IS

TITLED "BREAK THE CROSS,"

AND IT INCLUDES AN ARTICLE

CALLED "WHY WE HATE YOU

AND FIGHT YOU."

"WE HATE YOU, FIRST AND

FOREMOST BECAUSE YOU ARE

DISBELIEVERS, YOU REJECT

THE ONENESS OF ALLAH,

WHETHER YOU REALIZE IT OR

NOT, BY MAKING PARTNERS IN

WORSHIP, YOU BLASEMY HIM,

CLAIMING HE HAS A SON.

EVEN IF YOU STOPPING

BOMBING US, VILIFYING US

AND USURPING OUR LANDS, WE

WILL CONTINUE TO HATE YOU

BECAUSE OUR PRIMARY REASON

FOR HATING YOU WILL NOT

CEASE TO EXIST UNTIL YOU

EMBRACE ISLAM."

YOU CAN READ MORE ON DALE

HURD'S BLOG ON

cbnnews.com.

IT IS CALLED "HURD ON THE

WEB."

> ISRAEL'S INTERNAL

SECURITY AGENCY SAYS A

HAMAS OPERATIVE

INFILTRATED "WORLD VISION"

IN GAZA.

THE MAN, WHO WAS A

MANAGER, SIPHONED OFF MORE

THAN $40 MILLION FOR THE

TERRORIST GROUP HAMAS.

MUCH OF THAT MONEY WAS, BY

THE WAY, DONATED BY

CHRISTIANS AROUND THE

WORLD.

ISRAEL SAYS 60% OF THE GAZ

TA BUDGEGAZA BUDGET WAS USED TO

BUILD ROCKETS, ATTACK

ISRAEL, AND FUND OTHER

HAMAS MILITARY PROJECTS.

IN A STATEMENT, "WORLD

VISION" SAID IT WAS

SHOCKED BY THE CHARGES

AGAINST ITS MANAGER.

AND IT REJECTED ANY

INVOLVEMENT IN ANY

POLITICAL, MILITARY OR

TERRORIST ACTIVITIES.

AND THEY MAY NOT BE THE

ONLY HUMANITARIAN AID

ORGANIZATION DECEIVED BY

HAMAS.

> COMING UP NEXT, THE

PLANE SHE WAS ON CRASHED,

BUT SHE STILL BELIEVES IT

WAS GOD'S WILL FOR HER TO

BE THERE.

FIND OUT WHY AFTER THIS.

George: AND WELCOME

BACK TO "CHRISTIAN WORLD

NEWS."

ON JULY 19, 1989, HELEN

HAZHAYES BOARDED A UNITED

FLIGHT BOUND FOR CHICAGO.

THAT FLIGHT NEVER MADE IT.

IT SUFFERED THE

CATASTROPHIC FAILURE OF

ITS ENGINE AND CRASHED IN

SIOUX CITY, IOWA.

MIRACULOUSLY, SHE SURVIVED

AND IS NOW TELLING HER

STORY.

Reporter: WE HEARD

AND WATCHED THAT DAY,

JULY 18, 1989, WHEN A

JUMBO JET LOST ITS

HYDRAULICS.

HE'S COMING DOWN REAL

FAST ON THE SOUTH END.

STAND BY!

HE'S HIGHER.

DOWN!

Reporter: DO YOU

REMEMBER THAT DAY, HELEN?

I REMEMBER EVERY MINUTE

OF THAT DAY, AS VIVIDLY AS

IF IT WERE LAST WEEK.

Reporter: WHAT WE

DIDN'T KNOW IS HOW THIS

TESTED THE FAITH OF HELEN,

A SUCCESSFUL MONEY MANAGER

SEATED IN ROW NINE.

SHE PRAYED THE IMPOSSIBLE,

THAT GOD LITERALLY GUIDE

THE PILOT'S HANDS AS THEY

ATTEMPTED TO LAND WITH NO

HYDRAULIC ASSISTANCE.

JUST AS I FIGURED OUT

THAT SOMETHING WAS WRONG,

THE CAPTAIN CAME ON AGAIN

AND HE SAID, LADIES AND

GENTLEMEN, WE WILL THE NOT

BE MAKING IT TO CHICAGO

AFTER ALL.

WE HAVE SUSTAINED TAIL

DAMAGE TO OUR PLANE.

WE'RE GOING TO ATTEMPT AN

EMERGENCY LANDING IN SIOUX

CITY, IOWA, IN 30 MINUTES.

I'M NOT GOING TO KID YOU,

FOLKS, IT IS GOING TO BE

ROUGH.

Reporter: TELL US

ABOUT IT.

THE PLANE WAS JUST

CAREENING ABOUT.

I LOOKED UP, AND AS I WAS

BEING THROWN AROUND IN MY

SEAT, I SAW MYSELF

SURROUNDED WITH FLAMES.

THAT MOMENT, FOR THE FIRST

TIME, I WAS AFRAID.

I THOUGHT, DEAR GOD, DON'T

LET ME BE BURNED.

AND THEN THE FLAMES PASSED

AND SUDDENLY WE WERE

SOMERSAULTING OVER AND

TUMBLING UPSIDE DOWN.

AND THEN WE SLID TO A

STOP.

ALL I COULD HEAR WAS THE

SOUND OF CRACKLING AND

SIZZLING AND BURNING.

Reporter: WHICH WAS

THE PLANE, RIGHT?

WHICH WAS THE PLANE

BURNING.

I COULD HEAR PASSENGERS

MOANING, AND I WAS HANGING

UPSIDE DOWN.

AND I THOUGHT, WELL, WHAT

DO I DO NOW?

BECAUSE THIS IS NOT WHAT

WE HAD REHEARSED.

THIS IS NOT WHAT I

EXPECTED.

Reporter: SO YOU

SURVIVED.

YOU WERE ONE OF THE 185

PEOPLE THAT SURVIVED.

AND THERE WERE 296 ON THE

PLANE.

DO YOU EVER WONDER WHY YOU

WERE ONE OF THE SURVIVORS

BECAUSE 111 PEOPLE DID NOT

WALK OFF THAT PLANE.

I KNEW I WAS ON THAT

PLANE FOR A REASON.

I WAS ON THE PLANE BECAUSE

UNBEKNOWNST TO ME, THE

PILOT'S HANDS NEEDED

GUIDANCE.

A PRAYER WAS PUT IN ME

THAT I JUST PRAYED.

Reporter: WHAT DID

YOU PRAY?

THE FIRST THING THAT

CAME TO MY MIND WAS THE

PILOT'S HANDS.

I CLOSED MY EYES AND I

JUST STARTED PRAYING FOR

THE PILOTS.

AND I ASKED THE LORD TO

GIVE THEM GUIDANCE AND

WISDOM AND SHOW THEM WHAT

TO DO.

AND I BELIEVE MY PRAYER

WAS ANSWERED THAT DAY.

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN

AVIATION HISTORY, THE

PLANE -- A PLANE THAT WAS

UNSTEERABLE AND HAD NO

ELEVATORS -- SO IT DIDN'T

HAVE THE ABILITY TO GO UP

AND DOWN, AND IT DID NOT

HAVE BRAKES AND LANDING

GEAR -- A COMPLETELY

UNSTEERABLE PLANE WAS

BROUGHT TO THE RUNWAY.

AND WHILE THEY EXPECTED

THAT NO ONE WOULD SURVIVE,

185 PEOPLE LIVED.

I KNOW THAT'S WHY I WAS ON

THE PLANE.

> Reporter: WHERE DID

YOU GET THAT FAITH?

I HAD GROWN UP

BELIEVING IN THE SALVATION

OF JESUS THROUGH MY MOTHER

AND THROUGH OUR ATTENDING

OUR LOCAL CATHOLIC CHURCH.

BUT THERE WAS A PART OF ME

THAT ALWAYS WONDERED, EVER

SINCE I WAS A LITTLE GIRL,

WILL WHAT I BELIEVE

IMPROVE TO BE REAL TO ME

WHEN I NEED IT THE MOST?

AND WHEN I AM SITTING AT

THE EDGE OF ETERNITY, WILL

I BE AFRAID?

AND WILL GOD BE REAL TO

ME?

AND SO WHAT WAS DECIDED

FOR ME ON JULY 19, 1989,

WAS, YES, ALL OF THAT IS

MORE REAL THAN ANYTHING

ELSE.

Reporter: HOW DO I

HAVE THAT RELATIONSHIP

THAT YOU HAVE, THAT IS

REALLY GETTING YOU THROUGH

AND HELPING YOU LIVE A

BIGGER LIFE THAN YOU COULD

HAVE IMAGINED?

I THINK IT IS REALLY

THROUGH KNOWING WHO THE

PERSON OF JESUS CHRIST IS.

AND WE LEARN ABOUT HIM

THROUGH SCRIPTURE, THROUGH

WHAT HE SAID, THROUGH WHAT

HE DID.

WE LEARN ABOUT HIM IN

COMMUNITY.

WE LEARN ABOUT HIM THROUGH

THE LIVES AND EXPERIENCES

OF OTHER PEOPLE.

AND THEN WE JUST LEARN

ABOUT HIM BY SPENDING TIME

WITH HIM.

Reporter: YOU HAVE

RACKED UP HOW MANY MILES

ON AN AIRPLANE.

YOU'RE UNDAUNTED BY WHAT

HAPPENED TO YOU.

I HAVE HIT THE MILLION

MILE MARK.

AND I HAVE LOOKED DEATH IN

THE EYE AND SAT AND

GLANCED OVER THE EDGE OF

ETERNITY, AND I HAVE TO

SAY, I BELIEVE THAT DEATH

IS NOTHING TO FEAR BECAUSE

I KNOW THAT THIS LIFE, IT

WILL JUST USHER IN THE

NEXT LIFE, THE REAL LIFE.

Reporter: IT'S

GRADUATION DAY.

IT'S GRADUATION DAY.

George: UP NEXT,

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION IN

CHINA?

HOW AMERICAN AND CHINESE

CHRISTIANS ARE WORKING

TOGETHER TO TEACH THE NEXT

GENERATION ABOUT JESUS.

George: GOSH, SUMMER

IS GOING REALLY, REALLY

FAST.

IN A FEW SHORT WEEKS,

SUMMER VACATION WILL END,

AND STUDENTS HERE IN THE

UNITED STATES WILL RETURN

TO SCHOOL.

MILLIONS OF THOSE

STUDENTS, BY THE WAY, WILL

ATTEND CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS.

AND NOW SOME OF THOSE

SCHOOLS ARE REACHING

BEYOND JUST THEIR LOCAL

COMMUNITIES AND THEY'RE

GOING INTERNATIONAL.

MUNG FE LI HAS THE STORY

OF HOW AMERICAN EDUCATORS

ARE PLANTING CHRISTIAN

SCHOOLS ALL THE WAY IN

CHINA.

Reporter: CHINESE

EDUCATION IS CHANGING.

AS MORE AMERICAN CHRISTIAN

SCHOOLS OPEN NEW LOCATIONS

IN CHINA.

DESPITE GOVERNMENT

RESTRICTIONS OF RELIGION,

AMERICAN AND CHINESE

CHRISTIANS ARE WORKING

TOGETHER TO PROVIDE

CHINESE STUDENTS WITH

EDUCATION BASED ON

BIBLICAL TRUTHS.

SEAN ELGOT IS THE HEAD

MASTER OF A CHRISTIAN

ACADEMY OF VIRGINIA.

IN 2014, A U.S. EDUCATION

ASSOCIATION SELECTED THE

ACADEMY AS ONE OF THE BEST

CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS IN THE

UNITED STATES.

ELGOT AND

HIS WIFE FELT

GOD GAVE

THEM A NEW

MISSION TO COMPLETE.

I

FELT

LIKE

THE LORD

SAID, ARE YOU

WILLING

TO

BE LIKE DANIEL, IN THE

MIDST OF THOSE WHO ARE NOT

TOTALLY SAVED?

BUT YOU WILL MAKE AN

IMPRESSION SOVEREIGNLY,

AND ANY WOULD WANT YOU TO

MAKE AN IMPRESSION.

Reporter: ELGOT SAYS

ALTHOUGH MANY CHINESE ARE

ATHEIST OR BUDDHISTS, MOST

PARENTS ARE OPEN TO

CHRISTIANITY.

SOME EVEN ENCOURAGE THEIR

KIDS TO LEARN ALL THEY CAN

ABOUT CHRIST.

MOST OF THEM WILL TELL

US, PLEASE INTRODUCE OUR

CHILDREN TO

YOUR FAITH --

MAYBE THEY'LL CALL IT YOUR

RELIGION -- THEY MIGHT SAY

YOUR GOD, OR TO JESUS --

BECAUSE WE WANT OUR SONS

AND WE WANT OUR DAUGHTERS

TO BELIEVE IN SOMETHING.

Reporter: STUDENTS

ARE TAUGHT CHRISTIAN

VALUES IN THE CLASSROOM.

THEIR TEACHERS SPEND

QUALITY TIME WITH THEM IN

HOPES OF LEADING THEM TO

CHRIST.

THEY'RE VERY, VERY

OPEN, AND IT IS MUCH

EASIER TO WITNESS TO A LOT

OF THESE CHINESE THAN TO A

LOT OF AMERICANS BECAUSE

THEY'RE COMING LIKE BLANK

SLATES WHEN THEY COME

HERE.

SO THEY DO GET EXCITED

ABOUT CHRISTIAN EVENTS.

Reporter:

AND YOUNG

CHILDREN REPRESENTS THE

ONLY ONES GETTING EXCITED

ABOUT CHRISTIAN EDUCATION.

CHINESE MILLENNIALS ARE

ALSO OPEN AND

ENTHUSIASTIC.

SOME REALIZE THE BIBLE IS

NOT JUST A BOOK.

IT IS A WAY OF LIVING WITH

PURE JOY AND HAPPINESS.

BESIDES REACHING ACADEMIC

SECRETARY, CRYSTAL AND

WONG ALSO ACCEPTED CHRIST.

BIBLICAL VALUES FROM THE

CLASSROOM TOUCHED THEIR

HEART.

BEFORE ATTENDING THIS

SCHOOL, I KNEW LITTLE

ABOUT JESUS.

WHILE ATTENDING THE

CLASSES, I LEARNED SO MUCH

ABOUT GOD AND HIS LOVE FOR

HIS CHILDREN.

MY WHOLE FAMILY ARE

CHRISTIANS TODAY.

I ALSO ENJOYED HAVING

ONE-ON-ONE CONVERSATION

WITH THE TEACHERS.

WHEN THEY PRAYED WITH ME,

I FELT SO MUCH BETTER.

Reporter: AS MORE

CHINESE STUDENTS ENROLL IN

CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS, CHINESE

PARENTS ARE GETTING

INVOLVED WITH THE LOCAL

CHRISTIANS.

MAINLY THEY SAY THEIR

KIDS' LIFE CHANGED AND

THEY COULDN'T HELP BUT ASK

WHAT IS BEHIND IT.

I SEE THE TEACHERS

TEACH MY KIDS ABOUT

CHRISTIAN PIN PRINCIPLES, AND

I WONDER IF I SHOULD

LEARN, TOO.

Reporter: CHINESE

PARENTS BELIEVE ONE OF

THEIR

MOST IMPORTANT JOBS

IS TO RAISE THEIR CHILDREN

TO LEAD SUCCESSFUL LIVES.

MORE AND MORE FAMILIES ARE

TURNING TO CHRISTIANITY.

U.S. CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS ARE

NOT ONLY HOPING TO ENROLL

MORE CHINESE MILLENNIALS,

THEY ARE HOPING MORE

CHINESE PARENTS WILL LEARN

ABOUT JESUS.

WE WERE IN FAITH THAT

THE OPPORTUNITY WAS GOING

TO ARRIVE, THAT GOD WAS

GOING TO BRING ABOUT A

CHRISTIAN SCHOOL.

IT IS TOO HARD FOR US TO

DO.

WE KNEW THIS WAS A GOD

THING.

Reporter: MUNG FE LI

FOR CBN NEWS, BEIJING,

CHINA.

George: YOU CAN

SPREAD THE GOOD NEWS OF

HOW GOD IS AT WORK IN THE

WORLD.

SIMPLY GO TO OUR

"CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS" WEB

PAGE ON CBN NEWS AND SHARE

THIS STORY ON YOUR

Facebook PAGE.

WE'LL BE BACK RIGHT AFTER

THIS.

George: AND FINALLY

ON THE BROADCAST THIS

WEEK, AFTER 200 YEARS, THE

SITE MANY BELIEVED TO BE

JESUS' TOMB IS GETTING

CRITICAL RENOVATIONS.

IT IS ALL BECAUSE OF A

RARE AGREEMENT BETWEEN

RELIGIOUS LEADERS WHO TAKE

CARE OF THE CHURCH OF THE

HOLY SE SEPLACHUR.

Chris: THIS IS THE

PLACE WHERE MANY BELIEVE

JESUS WAS CRUCIFIED,

BURIED, AND ROSE FROM THE

DEAD.

THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF

THOUSANDS OF PILGRIMS WHO

VISIT THE CHURCH EACH

YEAR.

THE ROMAN EMPEROR,

CONSTANTINE, BUILT THE

CHURCH IN THE 17th

CENTURY.

IT HAS BEEN RECONSTRUCTED

MANY TIMES.

THE LAST REPAIR WORK

HAPPENED IN 1810, WHEN THE

MAUSOLEUM WAS REBUILT

FOLLOWING A FIRE.

ALSO, THE EARTHQUAKE OF

1927, THERE WAS A KIND OF

DAMAGE AROUND IT.

Chris: NOTHING

HAPPENED THEN BECAUSE AS

THIS TOUR GUIDE TOLD US,

THE GREEK ORTHODOX, ROMAN

CATHOLIC AND ARAMEAN

ORTHODOX COULDN'T AGREE ON

THE REPAIRS.

THERE WAS ALWAYS A KIND

OF COMPETITION BETWEEN THE

DIFFERENT DENOMINATIONS.

WHO WILL HAVE THE HONOR TO

PRAY MORE IN SUCH A PLACE,

OR TO HAVE A BIGGER PART

OR TO BE THE HONOR OF

SERVING THE HOLY PLACE.

Chris: NOW THAT

LEADERS HAVE PUT THEIR

COMPETITION BESIDE, THIS

PROFESSOR WILL LEAD THE

RESTORATION PROJECT.

WE WILL REMOVE THE

MARBLE SLABS, THE STONE

SLABS.

WE WILL INJECT GROUT.

THAT MEANS WE WILL DEVELOP

A UNIFIED STRUCTURE.

THAT ALL OF THE LAYERS

WILL BEHAVE STRUCTURALLY

AS ONE.

AND AFTER REPAIRING IT

WITH NEW COMPOSITE AND

FORMING MORTARS, WE WILL

RE-ADJUST THE SLATS.

Reporter: THE THREE

DENOMINATIONS AND JORDAN'S

KING ABDULLAH WILL PUT UP

MORE THAN $3 MILLION FOR

THE WORK, WHICH SHOULD BE

COMPLETE BY MARCH 2017.

CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

IN JERUSALEM'S OLD CITY.

George: IT TRULY IS A

RARE AGREEMENT.

OKAY, FOLKS.

THAT IS IT FOR THIS WEEK'S

EDITION OF "CHRISTIAN

WORLD NEWS."

UNTIL NEXT WEEK, FROM ALL

OF US HERE, GOOD-BYE AND

GOD BLESS YOU.

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