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Christian World News - October 7, 2016

This week on Christian World News: A monster hurricane ravages Haiti and the Caribbean, before turning on the U.S. Now, Christian ministries are ready to help the hurting. Plus, are China's Christians facing another crackdown? They say they're ... Read Transcript


George: THIS WEEK ON

"CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS," A

MONSTER HURRICANE RAVAGES

HAITI AND THE CARIBBEAN

BEFORE TURNING ON THE U.S.

NOW CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES

ARE READY TO HELP THE

HURTING.

Wendy: PLUS...ARE

CHINA'S CHRISTIANS FACING

ANOTHER CRACKDOWN?

THEY SAY THEY'RE PREPARED

FOR THE WORST.

> ALASKA IS LIKE GOING

TO A FOREIGN COUNTRY.

IT TAKES TWO DAYS OF

TRAVEL OFTEN TO GET OUT TO

THE VILLAGES.

AND YOU GET THERE AND THEY

KEEP THEIR OWN LANGUAGE.

George: AND WE'LL

SHOW YOU THE CHALLENGES

MISSIONARIES FACE IN

ALASKA'S REMOTE VILLAGES,

AND THE HEIGHTS SOME WILL

GO TO TO OVERCOME THAT.

*

George: AND HELLO,

EVERYONE, WELCOME TO THIS

WEEK'S EDITION OF

"CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS."

I'M GEORGE THOMAS.

Wendy: AND I'M WENDY

GRIFFITH.

AND THE BIG STORY, GEORGE,

IN THE UNITED STATES IS,

OF COURSE, HURRICANE

MATTHEW.

IT RIPPED THROUGH THE

CARIBBEAN SEA EARLIER THIS

WEEK.

THE CATEGORY 4 STORM

MAULED HAITI WITH 140

MILE-AN-HOUR WINDS THAT

LEVELED ENTIRE TOWNS.

HUNDREDS ARE KNOWN TO BE

DEAD, AND THAT NUMBER IS

CLIMBING EVERY DAY.

MORE THAN 300,000 PEOPLE

ARE LIVING IN SHELTERS.

AS IT MOVED OUT OF THE

CARIBBEAN, THE STORM

TURNED ITS EYE ON THE

UNITED STATES.

GARY LANE SHOWS US WHAT

HAPPENED AS HURRICANE

MATTHEW BEGAN ITS JOURNEY

UP THE FLORIDA COAST.

Reporter: HURRICANE

MATTHEW SKIRTED FLORIDA'S

EAST COAST, PACKING 125

MILE-AN-HOUR WIND GUSTS,

AND SUSTAINED WINDS OF

70 MILES PER HOUR.

MIAMI AND SOUTHERN FLORIDA

ESCAPED A DIRECT HIT WITH

ONLY MINOR DAMAGE

REPORTED.

AS THE STORM APPROACHED

FLORIDA EARLY THIS

MORNING, IT WAS LOCATED

45 MILES EAST OF

MELBOURNE.

THE STATE'S LEADERS MADE

CLEAR THIS POWERFUL

HURRICANE WAS A DEADLY

DANGER.

GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT

ORDERED AN EVACUATION OF

1.5 MILLION FLORIDANS.

AND TEMPERS FLARED AMONG

SOME PEOPLE AS THEY TRIED

TO GET OUT.

I SAW TWO GUYS FIGHTING

AT A GAS STATION

YESTERDAY, ACTUALLY

THROWING PUNCHES.

Reporter: THOSE WHO

STAYED BEHIND EMPTY STORE

SHELVES, AND DISNEY WORLD

CLOSED FOR ONLY THE FOURTH

TIME IN ITS HISTORY.

AND THOUSANDS OF

TRAVELLERS WERE STUCK AS

FLIGHTS WERE CANCELLED IN

MIAMI, FT. LAUDERDALE AND

ORLANDO.

THERE IS STILL A STRONG

SYSTEM PACKING HEAVY BANDS

AND RAIN AND OFTEN STRONG

WIND GUSTS.

EVEN THOUGH THE STORM'S

PATH HAS SHIFTED, PEOPLE

ARE STILL BEING ENCOURAGED

TO STAY IN DOORS AND OFF

THE ROADS.

COUNTY-WIDE CU CURFEWS WENT

INTO EFFECT LATE THURSDAY

UNTIL SATURDAY MORNING.

Reporter: THE STORM

SURGE AND DESTRUCTION WILL

MAKE PLACES ALONG THE

COAST UNINHABITABLE TABLE, FOR

WEEKS, POSSIBLY MONTHS.

IT DEVASTATED PARTS OF

SOUTHERN HAITI, LEAVING

THOUSANDS HOMELESS AND

MORE THAN 100 PEOPLE DEAD.

NOTHING WAS SPARED,

NOTHING.

ALL OF THE TREES WERE

DESTROYED, RIPPED OFF.

WE DON'T HAVE ANYTHING TO

HELP US SURVIVE.

Reporter: "OPERATION

BLESSING" HAS TEAMS

PREPARED TO HELP REBUILD

HOMES AND PROVIDE CLEAN

DRINKING WATER TO THE

RESIDENTS.

EVEN BEFORE THE STORM,

WE PURCHASED BUILDING

MATERIALS TO HELP FIX THE

HOMES IMMEDIATELY.

AND WE HAVE A CHLORINE

MANUFACTURING MACHINE

OPERATING 24/7 TO STOCK UP

ON CHLORINE.

Reporter: "OPERATION

BLESSING" IS STAGING

RELIEF IN CENTRAL FLORIDA

AND IS READY TO MOVE INTO

THOSE AREAS AS NEEDED.

THEY'LL BE SERVING UP HOT

MEALS, PROVIDING FOOD,

WATER, AND OTHER

ESSENTIALS.

THE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE

ORGANIZATION, JODY GETTY,

SAYS IN THE LONG RUN THE

RELIEF ORGANIZATION WILL

HELP THE FOLKS REBUILD.

WE FOCUS ON THE PEOPLE

WHO HAVE A HOME, BUT IT IS

COMPLETELY FLOODED.

WE HELP THEM TAKE THE

FIRST STEPS, RECOVER THEIR

BELONGINGS AND GUT THE

HOME SO THEY CAN TAKE THE

FIRST STEPS OF REBUILDING.

Reporter: GARY LANE,

CBN NEWS.

Wendy: INCREDIBLE.

THANKS, GARY.

YOU CAN FIND UPDATES ON

OUR COVERAGE OF HURRICANE

MATTHEW AROUND THE CLOCK

ON OUR WEBSITE.

JUST GO TO cbnnews.com.

George: CONTINUE TO

PRAY FOR THE FOLKS THERE.

EVERYONE KNOWS THAT

BILLIONAIRE BUSINESSMAN

DONALD TRUMP IS RUNNING

FOR THE PRESIDENT OF THE

UNITED STATES.

BUT NOT EVERYONE HAS HEARD

OF THIS RUNNING MATE.

MIKE PENCE IS THE GOVERNOR

OF INDIANA, AND AN

EVANGELICAL CHRISTIAN.

RECENTLY HE TOLD OUR DAVID

BRODY WHY HE BELIEVES

DONALD TRUMP WILL BE A

PRO-LIFE PRESIDENT.

AND HE OFFERED HIS VIEW ON

WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT

THE IMPORTANCE OF VOTING.

HERE IS DAVID WITH OUR

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW.

ACKNOWLEDGEMEN*

David: IN THIS

CRUCIAL BATTLEGROUND STATE

OF PENNSYLVANIA, MIKE

PENCE MAKES HIS BEST

PITCH.

AMERICA NEEDS TO BE

STRONG.

AND WHEN DONALD TRUMP

BECOMES PRESIDENT OF THE

UNITED STATES, WE WILL

LEAD WITH AMERICAN

STRENGTH ON THE WORLD

STAGE ONCE AGAIN.

[APPLAUSE]

David: WITH A MONTH

BEFORE ELECTION DAY, MIKE

PENCE AND THE TRUMP

CAMPAIGN HAS SOME HARD

WORK AHEAD OF THEM.

PENCE TELLS CBN NEWS

THEY'RE NOT JUST FIGHTING

AGAINST THE CLINTON-KAINE

TICKET.

David: DO YOU

BELIEVE THE MAINSTREAM

MEDIA WANTS HILLARY

CLINTON AS THE NEXT

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED

STATES?

IT HAS BEEN AMAZING TO

ME, DAVID.

I'VE ALWAYS BEEN AWARE OF

LIBERAL BIAS IN THE COURSE

OF MY CAREER.

BUT SINCE I JOINED THIS

CAMPAIGN, IT IS LIKE TWO

ON ONE EVERY DAY.

WITH THE MAINSTREAM

NATIONAL MEDIA DOING HALF

OF HILLARY CLINTON'S WORK

FOR HER EVERY DAY.

David: SO PENCE SAS

THESAYSTHEY WILL NEED TO WORK

HARDER AND GO DIRECTLY TO

THE PEOPLE.

ESPECIALLY IN STATES LIKE

PENNSYLVANIA, A BLUE

STATE, WHERE THEY CAN

CHANGE SOME MINDS.

I THINK TRUMP HAS GOOD

INTENTIONS, BUT IT GETS

CONFUSING WITH ALL OF THE

BACK AND FORTH.

BUT PENCE WAS VERY GOOD

WITH WHAT THE INTENTIONS

WERE BEHIND THE RIDDE RHETORIC.

HE HELPS TO CALM THE

VOTERS.

David: BETWEEN NOW

AND NOVEMBER 8, YOU'RE

GOING TO SEE MIKE PENCE AT

A LOT OF THESE RALLIES,

LIKE HERE IN PENNSYLVANIA.

WHERE THERE ARE A HIGH

NUMBER OF WHITE,

BLUE-COLLAR VOTERS,

EXACTLY THE VOTERS THAT

DONALD TRUMP AND MIKE

PENCE NEED TO SHOW UP ON

ELECTION DAY.

AND THEY NEED TO WORK TO

CONVINCE EVANGELICALS THAT

THEY WILL WORK FOR ISSUES

THAT ARE IMPORTANT TO

THEM.

I COULDN'T BE MORE

PROUD TO BE STANDING WITH

DONALD TRUMP, THE PRO-LIFE

PRESIDENT FOR THE

PRESIDENCY OF THIS UNITED

STATES.

David: HE WILL BE A

PRO-LIFE PRESIDENT?

I HEARD HIM IN PUBLIC

AND I HAVE HEARD HIM IN

PRIVATE, DONALD TRUMP IS

COMMITTED TO THE SANCTITY

OF LIFE.

David: AND ANOTHER

CONCERN IS WHETHER

CONSERVATIVE EVANGELICALS

WILL SHOW UP ON ELECTION

DAY.

HE HAS SOME BIBLICAL

ADVICE FOR THE FLOCK.

I TRULY DO BELIEVE THAT

PART OF HOW WE SUBMIT TO

THOSE AUTHORITIES THAT ARE

OVER US, THE BIBLICAL

ADMONITION IS FOR US TO

PARTICIPATE, TO BE

INFORMED.

HOWEVER YOU VOTE IS YOUR

CHOICE.

David: WHATEVER THE

OUTCOME, PENCE BELIEVES

THE COUNTRY NEEDS A

SPIRITUAL JOLT.

IT IS AN IMPORTANT TIME

FOR US TO PRAY.

IF THIS PEOPLE WHO ARE

CALLED BY HIS NAME WILL

HUMBLE THEMSELVES AND

PRAY, HE WILL HEAR FROM

HEAVEN AND HE'LL HEAL OUR

LAND.

David: DAVID BRODY,

CBN NEWS, IN

GETTYSBURG,PENNSYLVANIA.

Wendy: UP NEXT, IS

WIDE-SCALE PERSECUTION

COMING TO CHINA'S CHURCH?

WE'LL TELL YOU ABOUT THE

NEW SET OF LAWS THAT COULD

SPELL TROUBLE FOR

CHRISTIANS THERE.

ARGUMENT WERP Wendy: A MINISTRY FOR

THE PUR HELP PERSECUTED PERSECUTED CHURCH IS

CALLING FOR INTENSE

PRAYER.

THEY ARE ENCOURAGING

SUPPORTERS TO JOIN IN A

24/7 PRAYER EVENT ON

OCTOBER 12th.

BIBI, YOU'LL RECALL, IS

FACING HER FINAL APPEAL OF

THE DEATH PENALTY NEXT

WEEK.

CONVICTED OF BLASPHEMY

AGAINST ISLAM, SHE WAS

SENTENCED TO DEATH IN

2010.

SHE HAS ALREADY GONE

THROUGH A NUMBER OF

UNSUCCESSFUL APPEALS.

TO LEARN HOW YOU CAN JOIN

THE 24/7 EVENT FOR ASIA

BIBI, VISIT OUR WEBSITE,

cbnnews.com.

George: CHRISTIANS IN

CHINA ARE CONCERNED THAT

NEW LAWS COULD LEAD TO A

CRACKDOWN ON CHURCHES

THERE.

THE GOVERNMENT IS ROLLING

OUT 26 NEW RELLATION REL REGULATIONS.

I SPOKE TO BRENT SORES AND

ASKED IF THE RESTRICTIONS

WILL HAMPER THE SPREAD OF

THE GOSPEL.

DO THESE NEW LAWS INDICATE

A CRACKDOWN ON CHINESE

CHRISTIANS?

IT IS A GENERAL

TIGHTENING OVERALL ON

SOCIETY.

AND SO IN THAT SENSE, THE

LAWS ARE CERTAINLY NOT

UNEXPECTED AT ALL.

IN FACT, MANY HAVE BEEN

WAITING AND WONDERING WHEN

THE GOVERNMENT WAS GOING

TO GET AROUND TO ACTUALLY

IMPLEMENTING FURTHER

REGULATIONS IN THE AREA OF

RELIGION.

George: AND TO THAT

POINT, IS THIS

SPECIFICALLY TARGETING

CHRISTIANS?

OR ARE THEY ALSO CONCERNED

ABOUT MUSLIMS, TIBETANS,

BUDDHISTS, OTHER RELIGIOUS

GROUPS?

THERE ARE PROVISIONS IN

THE NEW REGULATIONS THAT

DEAL SPECIFICALLY WITH

EXTREMISM AND TERRORISM.

AND SO THOSE WOULD BE SEEN

AS PROBABLY DIRECTED MORE

AT SOME OF THE GROUPS YOU

JUST MENTIONED.

THERE ARE OTHER

PROVISIONS, HOWEVER, FOR

EXAMPLE, DEALING WITH

UNREGISTERED MEETINGS AND

ALSO INTERNET ACTIVITIES,

THAT SEEM TO BE MORE

DIRECTED TOWARDS THE

CHRISTIANS IN CHINA.

George: WHY IS THE

GOVERNMENT, BRENT, SO

CONCERNED ABOUT

CHRISTIANS?

DO THEY VIEW, FOR EXAMPLE,

CHRISTIANS AS A THREAT?

THERE IS A LONG

HISTORY, OF COURSE, OF THE

CHRISTIANS IN CHINA AND

CHRISTIANITY IN CHINA

BEING ASSOCIATED WITH

WESTERN POWERS.

AND THERE ARE STILL THOSE

IN THE GOVERNMENT TODAY

WHO BELIEVE THAT

CHRISTIANITY IS BEING USED

BY THE WEST TO TRY TO

INFILTRATE CHINA.

AND SO IN THESE NEW

REGULATIONS, THERE ARE

THINGS THAT SPECIFICALLY

MENTION FOREIGN

INFILTRATION.

AND I THINK THAT'S WHAT

THEY ARE MOST CONCERNED

ABOUT, THE INFLUENCE OF

THE WEST, AS THEY SEE IT

HAPPENING THROUGH THE

CHURCH.

George: ISN'T THERE A

GREATER DIALOGUE BETWEEN

THE UNDERGROUND CHURCH AND

THE AUTHORITIES TO HELP

BETTER UNDERSTAND EACH

OTHER?

THERE CERTAINLY HAS

BEEN.

IN THAT SENSE, THE NEW

REGULATIONS ARE A BIG

DISAPPOINTMENT.

BECAUSE A YEAR AGO,

PRESENTATIVES OF THE

CENTRAL GOVERNMENT MET

WITH HOUSE CHURCH LEADERS

AND TALKED ABOUT WHAT THEY

WERE DOING.

THERE WAS A SENSE AT THAT

TIME THERE WAS A BIT MORE

UNDERSTANDING BEING

DEVELOPED.

NOW THESE NEW REGULATIONS

SHOW UP, AND IT SEEMS LIKE

WE'RE JUST BACK TO WHERE

WE WERE BEFORE.

George: HOW DO THEY

THINK THE THE GOVERNMENT

IGOVERNMENT ISGOING ABOUT ENFORCING

THESE NEW REGULATIONS?

IT IS VERY PROBLEMATIC.

YOU'VE GOT GROUPS MEETING

IN THE CITY, 100 OR MORE

MEMBERS, WHO MEET

REGULARLY ON A SUNDAY.

IF YOU SUDDENLY TRY TO

LIMIT THEM FROM DOING

THAT, THEY'LL WIL THEY WILL MEET AS

FAMILIES.

AND SO YOU'LL END UP

HAVING MORE GROUPS

MEETING, WHICH MEANS MORE

WORK FOR THE GOVERNMENT TO

TRY TO KEEP TRACK OF ALL

OF THE GROUPS THAT

CONTINUE TO MEET.

SO I THINK THE ENFORCEMENT

IS VERY PROBLEMATIC.

George: BRENT, IS GOD

STILL MOVING IN CHINA?

GOD IS MOVING IN CHINA

IN INCREDIBLE WAYS.

THE EXAMPLE OF THE URBAN

CHURCH TODAY IS A

TESTIMONY OF WHAT GOD HAS

BEEN DOING.

YOU'VE GOT THESE URBAN

HOUSE CHURCHES SPROUTING

UP ACROSS CHINA.

THEY'RE VERY OUT THERE.

THEY'RE VERY OPEN ABOUT

WHAT THEY'RE DOING.

THEY HAVE A BURDEN TO BE

INVOLVED IN HELPING THEIR

SOCIETY.

AND MANY ARE TALKING ABOUT

SENDING MISSIONARIES

BEYOND CHINA'S BORDERS.

George: THANK YOU SO

MUCH FOR JOINING US ON THE

BROADCAST.

THANK YOU.

GEORGE.

Wendy: FANTASTIC.

> UP NEXT, WE TAKE YOU

TO A PLACE KNOWN AS THE

LAST FRONTIER, TO SHOW YOU

MISSIONARIES WHO ARE GOING

ABOVE AND BEYOND TO SHARE

THE GOSPEL.

George: AND WELCOME

BACK TO "CHRISTIAN WORLD

NEWS."

ALASKA IS PROBABLY THE

MOST REMOTE AND RUGGED

STATE HERE IN THE UNITED

STATES.

ITS VAST WILDERNESS

COVERED IN ICE IN THE

WINTER AND MUD IN THE

SUMMER.

NEVERTHELESS, FAMILIES

ACROSS THE U.S., AND EVEN

ABROAD, ARE ANSWERING THE

CALL TO GO THERE AND SERVE

AS MISSIONARIES.

Wendy: HAVE YOU BEEN

TO ALASKA?

George: I HAVE NOT.

Wendy: YOU HAVEN'T?

YOU'VE BEEN TO SIBERIA?

George: YES.

Wendy: I'VE BAB TO

BOTH.

BEEN TO

BOTH.

> IT IS NOT AN EASY

ASSIGNMENT.

AS OUR CAITLIN BURKE

REPORTS, ONE MINISTRY IS

STEPPING UP TO SUPPORT

THOSE CALLED TO THE STATE

KNOWN AS "THE LAST

FRONTIER."

Reporter: ALASKA IS

BY FAR THE LARGEST STATE

IN THE NATION, AND MUCH OF

IT IS LAND WHERE NO ONE

CAN LIVE.

YOU'RE LOOKING AT A

STATE THAT IS MORE THAN

TWICE THE SIZE OF TEXAS,

THAT HAS FEWER ROADS THAN

THE SMALLEST STATE IN THE

COUNTRY.

Reporter: THERE ARE

NEARLY 225 REMOTE VILLAGES

HERE, ACCESSIBLE ONLY BY

BOAT OR HOW WE'RE

TRAVELLING.

ALTHOUGH MISSIONARIES AND

CHURCH PLANNERS FIRST

TRAVELLED TO ALASKA IN THE

LATE 1800s, FEW

EVANGELICAL CHURCHES EXIST

TODAY.

AS A RESULT, INTERNATIONAL

CHRISTIAN ORGANIZATIONS

CONTINUE TO SEND

MISSIONARIES TO REACH

PEOPLE IN THESE REMOTE

AREAS.

COMING TO ALASKA IS

LIKE GOING TO A FOREIGN

COUNTRY.

IT TAKES TWO DAYS OF

TRAVEL, OFTEN, TO GET OUT

TO THE VILLAGES.

AND YOU GET THERE, AND

THEY KEEP THEIR OWN

LANGUAGE.

IT IS LIKE BEING IN

ANOTHER COUNTRY.

Reporter:

UNFORTUNATELY, THESE

MISSIONARIES ARE OFTEN

UNPREPARED,

UNDERSUPPORTED, AND

OVERWHELMED BY THE

CHALLENGES OF LIVING IN

REMOTE ALASKA.

THEY COME TRAINED FOR

THAT, THAT POSITION, BUT

WHAT THEY'RE NOT PREPARED

FOR IS THE ISOLATION.

Reporter: MIKE AND

RENATA WORK WITH A

MINISTRY THAT STEPS IN

HELPS CARE FOR THOSE WHO

COME TO SHARE THE GOSPEL.

WE WANT TO STRENGTHEN

AND ENCOURAGE THOSE

PASTORS AND MISSIONARIES

AND MINISTRY FAMILIES OUT

IN THE REMOTE VILLAGES SO

THAT THEY CAN BE EFFECTIVE

DISCIPLERS AND

EVANGELISTIC.

WE WANT TO STRENGTHEN

THEM, ENCOURAGE THEM, AND

HAVE FELLOWSHIP WITH THEM.

SOMETIMES OUR FOOT IN THE

DOOR IS A PROJECT, OF

HELPING THEM WITH

SOMETHING.

Reporter: IN THIS

VILLAGE, AN INDIGENOUS

PASTOR WILL LEAD THE

CHURCH, BUT UNTIL THEY GET

THE MUCH-NEEDED

RENOVATIONS.

FACED WITH A DELAY, CHURCH

ELDERS CALLED ARTIC

BARNABAS.

THEY ADDRESSED MOLD, POOR

INSULATION, AND ANOTHER

CONDITIONS OFTEN CAUSED BY

THE EXTREME WEATHER IN THE

BUSH.

HOW DO YOU FOCUS ON

DOING MINISTRY WHEN LIVING

CONDITIONS ARE YOUR

PRIMARY FOCUS.

YOU CAN'T DO IT.

Reporter: ED AND HIS

WIFE, BARB, MOVED TO

BETHEL, ALASKA, FOUR YEARS

AGO TO WORK WITH THE

ALASKA BIBLE SEMINARY.

AFTER VISITING IN 2006,

THEY THOUGHT THEY

UNDERSTOOD THE NATIVE

CULTURE, BUT LIVING THERE

WAS A BIGGER CHALLENGE

THAN THEY EXPECTED.

MY BOARD OF DIRECTORS

IS ALL YUPIK.

MY BOARD MEETINGS ARE ALL

INUIN YUPIK.

AND THEN THEY SHIFT TO

ENGLISH WHEN THEY NEED

INFORMATION, BUT THEIR

DISCUSSION BACK AND FORTH

IS IN YUPIK.

FOR ME, ASIDE FROM

MISSING MY FAMILY, IT'S

THE INABILITY SOMETIMES TO

GET WHAT I NEED.

Reporter: FOR ED AND

BARB, ENCOURAGEMENT FROM

ARTIC BARNABAS, WHETHER IT

IS A CARD OR SOMETHING

ELSE, HELPS.

THE WATERMELON WAS AN

ASIDE, WE MADE A COMMENT

TO MIKE ONE DAY HOW MUCH

WE MISSED THAT.

Reporter: IN BETHEL,

A WATERMELON COULD COST

$50.

MICHAEL'S NEXT VISIT

ANSWERED THE NEED.

IT JUST SHOWS THAT WHEN

WE'RE TALKING AND SHARING

WHATEVER IT MIGHT BE, THEY

ARE LISTENING.

Reporter: ARTIC

BARNABAS ALSO SENDS OUT A

WOMEN'S MAGAZINE, A

NEWSLETTER, AND HOSTS

RETREATS FOR THE

MISSIONARY FAMILIES.

MICHAEL AND RENATTA

RECENTLY WENT EVEN

FURTHER, BUILDING A NEW

HOME, WITH ENOUGH ROOM FOR

MISSIONARIES TO COME AND

STAY, WHETHER THEY'RE

RECOVERING FROM A MEDICAL

PROCEDURE OR JUST NEEDING

A PLACE TO RECONNECT AND

REST.

AND SO THE PASTORS AND

THEIR FAMILIES NOT ONLY

SURVIVE, BUT THRIVE IN

THESE REMOTE VILLAGES.

CAITLIN BURKE, CBN NEWS,

KENAI, ALASKA.

Wendy: NOW YOU CAN

SPREAD THE GOOD NEWS OF

HOW GOD IS AT WORK IN THE

WORLD.

SHARE THIS STORY ON YOUR

Facebook WITH YOUR

FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

I'M SURE THEY'LL LIKE IT.

Wendy: AND WELCOME

BACK.

ISRAELI ARCHEOLOGISTS

BELIEVE THEY UNCOVERED NEW

EVIDENCE ABOUT KING

HEZEKIAH.

George: IT SUPPORTS

THE BIBLICAL ACCOUNT THAT

HE DESTROYED THE HIGH I'LL

DOLLS IN THIDOLS IN THE LAND OF

ISRAEL.

Reporter: THIS LATEST

DISCOVERY BY THE

ARCHEOLOGIST GOES BACK TO

ABOUT 800 B.C.

THEY SAY IT APPEARS

PARALLEL TO THE BIBLE FROM

THE TIME OF KING HEZEKIAH.

HE REIGNED 29 YEARS.

AND SCRIPTURE SAYS HE DID

WHAT WAS RIGHT IN THE

SIGHT OF THE LORD.

BUT HEZEKIAH HAD TROUBLE

IN HIS KINGDOM.

THIS GATE SHRINE WAS

UNCOVERED IN THE NATIONAL

PARK OF CENTRAL ISRAEL.

IT IS A PLACE WHERE

EVERYTHING IS GOING ON

INSIDE.

Reporter:

ARCHEOLOGIST ART GANOR

SAID IT WAS AN IMPORTANT

CITY, SECOND ONLY TO

JERUSALEM.

WE HAVE A LOT OF

BENCHES, WITH PLASTER,

WITH WHITE PLASTER, WITH

ARM RESTS, WHERE PEOPLE

CAN SIT.

Reporter: ELDERS,

JUDGES, AND KINGS WOULD

HAVE SAT HERE IN THE

ADMINISTRATIVE

HEADQUARTERS.

SCOOPS, JARS, AND HANDLES,

ALSO POINT TO THE ROYAL

AND ADMINISTRATIVE NATURE

OF THE GATE.

WE FOUND A LOT OF JARS

CALLED MENNA JARS,

BELONGING TO THE KING.

Reporter: OTHER

EVIDENCE SHOWS THE

PRESENCE OF CUTS, AND THAT

HE DEALT HARSH WITH THEM.

SECOND KINGS 18: 4 READS:

"KING HEZEKIAH REMOVE THE

HIGH PLACES, SMASHED THE

SACRED POLES, AND CUT DOWN

THE ASHERAH POLES."

A SPECIAL FIND WE HAVE

IN THIS PLACE, WE HAVE THE

TOILET.

IT IS A CUBE WITH A HOLE

IN THE MIDDLE.

Reporter: ALSO IN

SECOND KINGS, SCRIPTURE

SAYS JAHU BROKE DOWN THE

SACRED PILLAR AND MADE IT

A LATRINE TO THIS DAY.

NOW IT IS THE FIRST

TIME WE CAN IDENTIFY THE

STORY FROM THE BIBLE, WITH

THE TOILET.

Reporter: THESE

PIECES OFFER PROOF OF THE

BIBLE'S TELLING OF WHAT

HEZEKIAH DID.

WITH THE REMOVING THE

HOMES, WITH THE HOLY OF

THE HOLIES, OF THE GATE

SHRINE THAT WE FOUND, AND

THE TOILET MAKES IT.

Reporter: IN PART OF

THE EXCAVATION, THEY DUG

THROUGH MORE THAN A FOOT

OF DESTRUCTION AND FOUND

ARROW HEADS AND SLING

SHOTS THAT CONFIRMS THE

CONQUEST OF A SYRIAN KING,

SENARKRIS.

HE ADDED, THE BIBLE CAN

STAND ON ITS OWN.

WE DON'T HAVE TO PROVE

THE BIBLE.

IF IT IS MENTIONED, IT IS

MENTIONED.

HERE IN OUR STORY, IT IS

MENTIONED.

Reporter: JOHN WAGGI,

CBN NEWS, JERUSALEM.

George: FOLKS, WE

NEED TO TELL YOU, FOR THE

NEXT THREE WEEKS, MY

BEAUTIFUL CO-ANCHOR IS NOT

GOING TO BE WITH ME ON THE

SET.

WHY?

BECAUSE AT 17,598 FEET,

SHE WILL BE -- I DON'T

KNOW WHAT SHE IS GOING TO

BE DOING, BUT SHE IS GOING

TO MT. EVEREST.

WHY ARE YOU CLIMBING BASE

CAMP?

Wendy: IN THE WORDS

OF JOHN MURA WHO WAS A

GREAT MOUNTAINEER, HE

SAID, "THE MOUNTAINS ARE

GOING, AND I MUST GO."

I JUST LIKE TO CLIMB.

George: BASE CAMP IS

ALMOST 1800 FEET.

ARE YOU NOT AFRAID?

Wendy: I HAVE BUT

FLIES.

BUTTERFLIES.

THE SAME BUTTERFLIES AT

KILIMANJARO.

THIS IS GOING TO BE

CHALLENGING.

YOU CAN'T REALLY TRAIN FOR

THAT.

SO, YES, I HAVE THE

BUTTERFLIES, AND, YES, I

WILL LOVE PRAYER.

George: WE WILL BE

PRAYING FOR YOU.

LORD, PROTECT WITH YOUR

ANGELS AROUND HER, AND

BRING HER BACK SAFELY IN

THE NAME OF JESUS.

Wendy: THANK YOU.

George: THAT'S IT FOR

THIS EDITION

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