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Christian World News - October 14, 2016

This week on Christian World News: ISIS is running out of territory and time as U.S. and Coalition forces are preparing for the battle of all battles, to re-take Mosul from the Islamic state. Plus, it's a small building in a tiny town in a ... Read Transcript


George: THIS WEEK ON

"CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS,"

ISIS IS RUNNING OUT OF

TERRITORY AND TIME.

NOW U.S. AND COALITION

FORCES ARE PREPARING FOR

THE BATTLE OF ALL BATTLES,

TO RETAKE MOSUL FROM THE

ISLAMIC STATE.

> JESUS CHRIST SAID GO

INTO ALL OF THE WORLD AND

PREACH THE GOSPEL.

WELL, WE DO THAT REVERSE;

THEY COME TO US.

George: AN AMAZING

STORY FROM A SMALL

BUILDING IN A TINY TOWN IN

A REMOTE PART OF THE

COUNTRY, YET I IT IS A

LAUNCHING POINT FOR A

MINISTRY WHO IS TOUCHING

LIVES AROUND THE GLOBE.

> AND THIS MIGHT LOOK

LIKE NOTHING MORE THAN A

DANCE RECITAL, BUT THESE

DANCERS SEE IT AS A BATTLE

AGAINST THE POWERS OF

DARKNESS.

AND HELLO, EVERYONE.

WELCOME TO THIS WEEK'S

EDITION OF "CHRISTIAN

WORLD NEWS."

I'M GEORGE THOMAS, WENDY

GRIFFITH WILL BE BACK WITH

US SOON.

> ISIS IS LOSING GROUND

AND MOMENTUM IN SYRIA AND

IRAQ.

NOW U.S. AND COALITION

FORCES ARE PLANNING A

MAJOR PUSH TO TAKE BACK

MOSUL, IRAQ'S SECOND

LARGEST CITY.

ISIS HAS HELD MOSUL, AND

CHRISTIANS AND OTHER

RELIGIOUS MINORITIES HAVE

SUFFERED AS A RESULT.

AS CHRIS MITCHELL REPORTS

FROM THE FRONT LINES,

LOSING MOSUL WILL BE A

HUGE BLOW TO THE ISLAMIC

STATE.

Chris: ONE OF THE

MAIN FORCES IN THE

LIBERATION OF MOSUL WILL

BE THE KURDISH MILITARY

KNOWN AS THE PESHMERGA.

THIS IS THE FRONT LINES OF

THE PESHMERGA MILITARY,

CLOSE ENOUGH TO SEE AN

ISIS FLAG ON A HILLTOP

NEARBY.

BEYOND THAT IS THE TOWN OF

BASHIKA, A YAZIDI VILLAGE

CAPTURED BY ISIS.

AND ABOUT 18 MILES AWAY IS

THE CITY OF MOSUL, THE

PRIZE IN THE UPCOMING

MILITARY CAMPAIGN.

THIS MODERN-DAY BAND OF

BROTHERS ARE KURDISH

PESHMERGA FIGHTERS FROM

IRAN.

WE JOINED DAVE EUBANK FROM

THE FREE BURMA RANGERS

RIGHT UP ON THE FRONT.

YOU SEE THAT RIGHT

THERE.

YOU SEE THAT RIGHT DOWN

THERE ON THE RIGHT.

THEY HAVE COME UP AND

AROUND THAT CORNER, WHICH

IS ABOUT 300 YARDS AWAY.

Chris: SITTING BEHIND

SANDBAGS, WE TALKED WERE

YOEUBANKABOUT THE KURDISH

MILITARY.

IF YOU'RE A BUTCHER,

BAKER, CANDLESTICK-MAKER,

SOLDIER OR THE NOT, YOU

COME HERE, BECAUSE IF YOU

DON'T, ISIS IS GOING TO BE

IN YOUR HOUSE.

Chris: THESE FRONT

LINES ARE LANDS WRITTEN

ABOUT IN THE BIBLE.

IN THIS PARTICULAR

SPOT, WE'RE LOOKING AT

NINEVEH, AND PEOPLE DON'T

CHANGE THAT MUCH

THROUGHOUT HISTORY.

WE ALL NEED GOD.

AND IN JONAH'S TIME, THE

NINEVITES WERE DOING THEIR

OWN TERRIBLE THINGS, BUT

THEY REPENTED.

THAT IS MY PRAYER FOR

MYSELF AND FOR ISIS, TO

REPENT AND FOLLOW GOD'S

WAY.

Chris: JUST A SHORT

DRIVE AWAY, THE COMMANDING

OFFICER TOLD US WHAT LIES

AHEAD FOR HIS TROOPS.

OUR SITUATION IS VERY

GOOD BECAUSE THE PESHMERGA

ARE IN A GOOD POSITION,

AND ALSO THE KURDISH

PEOPLE ARE HELPING US A

LOT.

AND THE COALITION FORCES

ARE STANDING WITH US.

Chris: HE WON'T BE

ALONE.

MILITARY LEADERS FROM

SEVERAL EUROPEAN NATIONS

MET WITH THE GENERAL.

THIS GERMAN COMMANDER TOLD

US HOW THE EUROPEANS

ESTABLISHED A CENTER TO

TRAIN THE KURDISH

PESHMERGA AND PREPARE FOR

THE MOSUL OFFENSIVE.

THEY NEED NOT ONLY

TRAINING BUT A MORALE

BOOST.

HELPING WITH THAT NEED IS

SISTER PESHMERGA, WHO

COMES TO THE FRONT LINES

TO ENCOURAGE THE TROOPS.

SHE ALSO DELIVERED A

MESSAGE TO THE WORLD.

I WANT TO SAY, PLEASE,

WE NEED HELP.

PRAY TO GOD.

WE NEED THE HELP.

BRING THE GOOD THINGS FOR

THE PESHMERGA BECAUSE WE

ARE FIGHTING -- THE

PESHMERGA IS FIGHTING FOR

ALL OF THE WORLD.

Chris: EUBANK SAYS

THE BATTLE IS BETWEEN

FREEDOM AND TYRANNY.

DOWN THERE IS

OPPRESSION, DARKNESS, AND

DEATH.

HERE IS LIGHT, FREEDOM,

AND MOVEMENT.

WE ALL JUST CAME HERE.

NOBODY STOPPED US.

YOU CAN GO BACK.

YOU CAN DO WHATEVER YOU

WANT TONIGHT.

YOU CAN LEAVE THE COUNTRY

IF YOU WANT.

YOU CAN STAY.

YOU CAN'T DO THAT THERE.

YOU WILL DRESS THIS WAY,

YOU WILL TALK THIS WAY,

YOU WILL PRAY THIS WAY,

AND YOU WILL STAY UNTIL WE

TELL YOU.

Chris: YET LIFE ON

THE FRONT LINES MEANS

DAILY HARASSMENT BY ISIS

WITH MORTAR ATTACKS.

TWO MORTARS JUST HIT.

ONE WAS 300 YARDS AWAY AND

ANOTHER WAS 500 YARDS

AWAY.

IT WAS FIRED BY ISIS IN A

VILLAGE JUST OVER THE

RIDGE HERE.

YESTERDAY A PESHMERGA

FIGHTER WAS KILLED IN A

POSITION WHERE WE WERE

JUST A LITTLE WHILE AGO.

THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS MOST

EVERY DAY HERE ON THE

FRONT LINES.

IT IS AN ATTACK

REMINISCENT OF WORLD WAR

I.

THIS KURDISH COMMANDER

SHOWED US THE NUMBER OF

MORTARS SHOT AT HIS

POSITION.

EUBANK SAYS THE U.S.

PRESENCE MAKES A

DIFFERENCE.

THREE VERY POSITIVE

THINGS THE U.S. PRESENCE

DOES HERE: ONE, WE HELP

STOP ISIS AND DEFEAT THEM.

SECOND, WE SAVE LIVES.

AND THE THIRD THING IS OUR

PRESENCE CREATES AN

ENVIRONMENT AND

POSSIBILITY AND CONDITIONS

FOR PEOPLE TO TALK

TOGETHER THAT NORMALLY

WOULDN'T.

Chris: AND HE SAYS

PRAYER MAKES A DIFFERENCE.

MY THREE PRAYERS ARE:

ISIS WOULD BE STOPPED,

KURDISTAN WOULD BE SAVED,

AND PEOPLE WOULD BE SAVED

BY JESUS.

Chris PRAY FOR US, AND ASK

JESUS TO HELP US.

Chris: HIS PRAYER

COULD BE ANSWERED WITH THE

SUCCESS OF THIS KEY

MILITARY CAMPAIGN.

THE BATTLE FOR MOSUL WILL

INCLUDE A NUMBER OF

FORCES, INCLUDING THESE

KURDISH FIGHTERS FROM

IRAN.

SOME SAY THE OFFENSIVE

WILL TAKE PLACE SOMETIME

IN OCTOBER O.

BUT IT HAS BEEN POSTPONED

BEFORE.

CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

ON THE FRONT LINES WITH

THE KURDISH PESHMERGA.

George: THANKS,

CHRIS.

> BY THE WAY, 45,000

CHRISTIANS WHO FLED IRAQ

ARE NOW LIVING IN TURKEY,

WHERE THEY FACE

PERSECUTION AND

DEPRIVATION.

JULIE DEBAANI IS A SENIOR

WITH THE FILLOS PROJECT.

RECENTLY GARY LANE SPOKE

WITH HER ABOUT HOW THOSE

GROUPS ARE TRYING TO HELP

THE REFUGEES.

Reporter: CAN YOU

DESCRIBE THE PLIGHT OF

IRAQI CHRISTIANS IN TURKEY

RIGHT NOW?

THE 45,000 IRAQI

CHRISTIANS YOU MENTIONED

ARE ETHNICALLY ASSYRIANS.

THEY HAVE BEEN DISPLACED

SINCE 2014 THROUGHOUT

TURKEY.

THE PROCESS IS THIS WAY,

U.N. A.C. R. INTERVIEWS

THESE INDIVIDUALS, AND

UNTIL THE VISA COMES WHERE

THEY CAN SETTLE ELSEWHERE

IN THE WEST, THEY ARE

PUSHED INTO THESE SMALL

ISLAMIC VILLAGES.

AS SOON AS THEY ARE

TRANSPORTED INTO THESE

SMALL VILLAGES, THEY'RE

FORCED TO LIVE IN SLUMS.

THEY HAVE TO HIDE THEIR

CREACIALTD.

CHRISTIANITY.

THEY CANNOT WEAR THEIR

CROSSES OPENLY, OTHERWISE

THEY WILL NOT BE FED BY

MUSLIM CHARITIES OR EVEN

AT MOSQUES.

BECAUSE THEY'RE NOT

ALLOWED TO WORK IN THESE

SMALLER VILLAGES, THEY

HAVE TO BE AT THE MERCY OF

MUSLIMS.

ONCE THEOR THEY'RE DISCOVERED,

THEY EVACUATED FROM THE

SLUMS THEY'RE LIVING IN.

SO A LOT OF THESE PEOPLE

ARE SUFFERING FOR THE

SECOND TIME.

SO ONCE IN IRAQ AND NOW IN

TURKEY.

Reporter: WHAT ARE

THE PROSPECTS OF SOME OF

THEM IMMIGRATING TO OTHER

COUNTRIES, EVEN TO THE

UNITED STATES?

COMING TO THE UNITED

STATES IS DIFFICULT

BECAUSE THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION DOESN'T

ALLOW TOO MANY CHRISTIANS

TO COME HERE.

THE PERSECUTION OF

CHRISTIANS IN THE MODERN

TIMES BEGAN IN 2003, WITH

THE ISLAMIC STATE RISING,

ESPECIALLY IN 2006.

SO MANY ARE STILL TRAPPED

IN TURKEY, SINCE 2004 AND

2005.

AND ESPECIALLY NOW, WITH

ALL OF THE RESTRICTIONS

THAT HAVE BEEN APPLIED IN

THE UNITED STATES, NOT

MANY OF THEM HAVE BEEN

ABLE TO MIGRATE.

Reporter: SO THE U.S.

GOVERNMENT ISN'T DOING

MUCH TO HELP THE

CHRISTIANS OF IRAQ.

WHAT ABOUT THE RESPONSE OF

THE U.S. CHURCH?

THE U.S. CHURCH IS

SLOWLY WAKING UP.

AND I'M TELLING YOU IT IS

SLOWLY, UNFORTUNATELY.

THERE HAVE BEEN SOME

CHURCHES THAT HAVE INVITED

US.

THEY HAVE EXTENDED THEIR

HELP, WHETHER IT IS

FINANCIAL, WHETHER IT IS

PRAYER, BUT TRULY THIS IS

SUCH A MOMENTAL SITUATION,

THAT WE REALLY NEED MORE

CHURCHES TO WAKE UP.

SOME CHURCHES TELL US, ARE

YOU REALLY CHRISTIANS?

ARE YOU CULTURALLY

CHRISTIAN OR TRUE

CHRISTIANS?

MY ANSWER IS THESE PEOPLE

ARE DYING FOR JESUS

CHRIST.

AND THEY HAVE FAITH THAT

THEY ARE SAVED BY THE

BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST.

WHO AM I TO ASK IF THEY

WERE BAPTIZED BY CHILDREN

OR BAPTIZED AS ADULTS.

CHRISTIANITY IS A MIDDLE

EASTERN RELIGION, GARY.

IT IS NOT A WESTERN

RELIGION.

IT IS NOT A EUROPEAN

RELIGION.

AND WE HAVE TO FIGHT TO

KEEP THE CHRISTIANITY

INSIDE THE MIDDLE EAST.

REALLY, TRULY, MANY OF

THEM, THAT'S WHAT THEY

WANT.

THEY WANT TO RETURN TO

THEIR HOMES.

Reporter: OKAY.

WE'LL BE PRAYER, PRAYER

AND ACTION.

JULIANNA, THANK YOU FOR

JOINING US.

THANK YOU, AND GOD

BLESS YOU ALL.

George: TO LEARN HOW

TO HELP, GO TO OUR

WEBSITE, cbnnews.com.

> THE LEGAL APPEAL FOR

ASIA BIBI, WHO HAD BEEN

SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR

BLAMS N MEBLASPHEMY HAS BEEN

POSTPONED.

ONE OF THE JUDGES IN THE

HIGH COURT RECUSED HIMSELF

FROM THE CASE, DUE TO HIS

INVOLVEMENT IN ANOTHER

CASE.

THE CASE WILL WAIT UNTIL

THE CHIEF JUSTICE APPOINTS

ANOTHER JUDGE.

SHE WAS ARRESTED IN 2009

AFTER AN ARGUMENT WITH HER

MUSLIM CO-WORKERS, WHO

REFUSED TO DRINK FROM THE

SAME WATER BOWL WITH HER.

THEY CLAIMED IT WAS

CONTAMINATED BECAUSE SHE

WAS A CHRISTIAN.

WHEN BIBI DEFENDED HER

FAITH, THE WORKERS ACCUSED

HER OF INS SULTIN INSULTING THE

ISLAMIC PROPHET MUHAMMAD

AND SHE WAS CHARGED WITH

BLASPHEMY AND SENTENCED TO

DEATH BY A JUDGE.

> 21 OF THE CHIBOK

KIDNAPPED SCHOOL GIRLS

HAVE BEEN FREED IN THE

NEGOTIATIONS.

197 GIRLS REMAIN CAPTIVE,

BUT IT IS NOT KNOWN HOW

MANY OF THEM MAY HAVE

DIED.

THE GIRLS ARE THE FIRST TO

ARE RELEASED AS A RESULT

OF GOVERNMENT ACTION.

> COMING UP, HURRICANE

MATTHEW WAS ONE OF THE

MOST POWERFUL STORMS TO

RIP THROUGH THE ATLANTIC.

BUT SEE HOW THESE

CHRISTIANS WOULDN'T LET

THE STORM STOP THEIR

PRAYING.

George: AND WELCOME

BACK TO "CHRISTIAN WORLD

NEWS."

DESPITE WIDESPREAD

DEVASTATION IN HAITI,

HUNDREDS OF BELIEVERS

HEADED STRAIGHT TO CHURCH

TO GIVE THANKS AFTER

HURRICANE MATTHEW.

EVEN AFTER LOSING LOVED

ONES AND HOMES, HAITIAN

SURVIVALS PICKED THERE WAY

THROUGH TO SING PRAISE AND

PRAY IN DAMAGED CHURCHES.

SOME GATHERED UNDER OPEN

SKIES, AFTERMAT AFTER MATTHEW

RIPPED AWAY ROOFS.

AND OVER IN THE BAHAMAS,

THEY WERE ALSO HIT HARD BY

THE STORM.

IT IS A DISASTER AS FAR

AS THE BUILDING IS

CONCERNED.

EVERYTHING IS OUT.

IT IS FINISHED.

WE ARE TRUSTING THE LORD

TO MAKE A WAY, AND I KNOW

HE WILL MAKE A WAY.

FOR ALL THINGS WORK

TOGETHER FOR GOOD.

George: THE WALLS OF

BOTH SIDES OF PASTOR

BARBARA'S CHURCH WERE

COMPLETELY BLOWN AWAY.

> HURRICANE MATTHEW MAY

BE GONE FOR NOW, BUT IT

UNLEASHED DEVASTATING

WINDS AND FLOODING.

JOHN JESSUP REPORTS FROM

FLORIDA ON THE MOST

POWERFUL STORM TO HIT THE

ATLANTIC REGION IN YEARS.

*

* MY GOD, JESUS

Reporter: VANESSA

GWINNETT WANTED TO BE IN

CHURCH ON SUNDAY, EAGER TO

GIVE THANKS THAT SHE AND

HER FAMILY SURVIVED THE

STORM.

WHILE DEBRIS SURROUNDED

THEM, THEY FOUND THEIR

HOME INTACT.

I WAS TELLING MY SON --

HE WAS SAYING WE DON'T

HAVE POWER.

AND I SAID, THERE ARE

PEOPLE WHO DON'T HAVE A

HOUSE.

AND HE SAID, WE DON'T HAVE

INTERNET.

AND I SAID THERE ARE

PEOPLE WHO DON'T HAVE

SHELTER.

YOU CANNOT BE SELFISH.

Reporter: FRIENDS

FOUND A TOPPLED TREE ON

THEIR ROOF.

WHAT GOES THROUGH YOUR

MIND KNOWING THAT, FIRST

OF ALL, THE STORM COULD

HAVE BEEN WORSE, AND,

SECONDLY, THE DAMAGE TO

YOUR HOME COULD HAVE BEEN

MORE.

IT LET'S US KNOW,

REGARDLESS, GOD IS IN

CONTROL.

I KNOW WITHOUT A SHADOW

OF A DOUBT, IT WAS ONLY

GOD.

Reporter: OTHERS

WEREN'T AS FORTUNATE.

MATTHEW DOWNED POWER

LINES, UPROOTED TREES, AND

RIPPED OFF ROOFS.

THIS MAN SPENT A DAY

CLEANING UP THE CANOPY

FROM HIS CONVENIENCE

STORE.

IT WAS BLOWN ALL OVER.

OTHER THAN THAT, WE ARE

VERY THANKFUL TO GOD.

WE MADE IT OKAY.

Reporter: AND ALSO

THANKFUL, RESIDENTS WHO

STAYED AT A SCHOOL SHELTER

IN FLAGLER COUNTY.

THIS ONE HERE WAS

SUPPOSED TO BE VERY BAD,

BY PRAISE THE LORD IT

WASN'T.

Reporter: THE

FLORIDANS WE MET ALL

ACKNOWLEDGED FOR THE MOST

PART THEY DODGED A BULLET.

STILL, STRETCHES HAVE

SUSTAINED SIGNIFICANT

DAMAGE.

THIS SCENIC ROAD, PARTS

CAVED IN.

THE OFFICIALS ESTIMATE THE

DAMAGES HERE COULD BE ONE

OF THE COSTLIEST IN U.S.

HISTORY.

Reporter: AND IN

NORTH CAROLINA, MATTHEW'S

STORM SURGE TRIGGERED

HISTORIC FLOODING THAT

PROVED DEADLY.

WATER CAN KILL.

THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT HAS

HAPPENED, SADLY, IN NORTH

CAROLINA.

Reporter: THOUSANDS

HAD TO BE RESCUED.

MORE THAN 600 IN

FAYETTEVILLE ALONE.

LIKE AT THIS DRAMATIC

RESCUE OF A MOTHER AND HER

TODDLER, WHO CLUNG TO A

CAR AS RISING WATER CLOSED

IN.

IN VIRGINIA, HUNDREDS OF

THOUSANDS LOST POWER, AND

THE GOVERNOR CALLED IN THE

NATIONAL GUARD TO ASSIST

WITH FLOODING.

THE WORST DEVASTATION

UNDOUBTEDLY CAME IN HAITI,

WHERE ESTIMATES OF THE

DEATH TOLL ARE AROUND

1,000 AND COUNTING.

AND NOW GROWING CONCERNS

OF A CHOLERA OUTBREAK.

CBN'S "OPERATION BLESSING"

IS ON THE GROUND, HANDING

OUT CHLORINE TO PREVENT

WATER-BORNE DISEASES LIKE

CHOLERA.

AND O.B. HAS FORCES ON THE

GROUND IN FAYETTEVILLE,

NORTH CAROLINA.

THIS PASTOR HELPED SERVE

OTHERS WHO RODE OUT THE

STORM IN AREA SHELTERS.

HE SAYS EVENTS LIKE THESE

CAN OPEN THE DOOR TO SHARE

THE GOSPEL.

FIRST SHOW THEM THE

LOVE OF JESUS CHRIST.

AND THEN BE ABLE TO

COMMUNICATE IN WORDS THE

GOSPEL MESSAGE.

Reporter: A SIMPLE

ACT THAT GOES A LONG WAY

IN TIMES LIKE THESE.

JOHN JESSUP, CBN NEWS,

VOLUSIA COUNTY, FLORIDA.

George: STILL AHEAD,

SEE HOW THIS TINY TOWN HAS

BECOME A LAUNCHING POINT

FOR A MINISTRY THAT IS

SHARING THE LOVE OF CHRIST

AROUND THE WORLD.

George: WELCOME BACK

TO "CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS."

IN THE BIBLE, IT TALKS

ABOUT THE GREAT

COMMISSION.

IN IT JESUS COMMANDS HIS

DISCIPLES TO GO INTO ALL

OF THE WORLD AND SPREAD

THE GOOD NEWS.

ONE ALASKA MINISTRY IS

ANSWERING THAT CALL IN ITS

OWN UNIQUE WAY.

AS CAITLIN BURKE SHOWS US,

IT IS LOCATED IN AN AREA

WHERE THE WORLD COMES TO

THEM.

Caitlin: EVERY YEAR

MORE THAN 50 CRUISE SHIPS

DOCK IN ALASKA'S STEWART

HARBOR.

PASTOR SCOTT JOHNSON MAKES

HIS WAY ON BOARD.

SCOTT AND HIS WIFE, BETH,

RUN THE ALASKA SEAMEN'S

MISSION.

SEA FAIRER'S MINISTRIES

HAVE BEEN AROUND SINCE THE

EARLY 1800s IN ENGLAND

AND OTHER PLACE IN THE

WORLD.

THIS ONE IS ABOUT 30 YEARS

OLD.

Reporter: THEY

PROVIDE MEALS,

TRANSPORTATION, PHONE

CARDS, AND THE MODERN

NECESSITY OF WI-FI.

BY ADDRESSING THE

PHYSICAL, THEY CAN THEN

FOCUS ON THE SPIRITUAL.

I THINK THE WE WANT THEM TO

BE IMPRESSED WITH JESUS

CHRIST AND HIS LOVE.

SO WE SERVE THEM IN THE

LOVE OF JESUS CHRIST.

SO HOPEFULLY THEY

UNDERSTAND THE GOSPEL, AND

THAT IT IS CHRIST AND

CHRIST ALONE HAD OFFERS

SALVATION.

WE WANT THEM TO KNOW THE

VALUE OF THE WORD OF GOD.

WE WANT THEM TO SEE THE

LOVE OF JESUS CHRIST IN

ACTION.

WE WANT THEM TO HAVE A

SENSE OF GOD DRAWING THEM

AND USING US AS A MEANS, A

VESSEL.

Caitlin: IT IS A

UNIQUE TWIST ON THE GREAT

COMMISSION.

JESUS CHRIST SAID, GO

INTO ALL OF THE WORLD AND

PREACH THE GOSPEL.

GO INTO ALL OF THE WORLD

AND MINISTER.

Reporter: MANY OF THE

STAFF MEMBERS ON THE SHIP

ARE EAGER TO WORSHIP AFTER

MONTHS AWAY FROM HOME.

THE RELATIONSHIPS ARE

PRETTY SPECIAL BECAUSE

THEY DON'T HAVE A HOME.

AND THEY'RE ON THESE SHIPS

FOR 10 MONTHS OUT OF THE

YEAR AND THEY WORK 12

HOURS A DAY.

AND THE MISSION HOUSE IS A

HOME AWAY FROM HOME.

WHEN YOU CONNECT WITH THEM

AND THEY HAVE A MEANINGFUL

RELATIONSHIP, ESPECIALLY

WHEN THEY'RE A BELIEVER,

AND THEY'RE JUST

SPIRITUALLY STARVED AND

THEIR HUNGRY, AND YOU CAN

JUST FELLOWSHIP WITH THEM

ON A HIGH LEVEL.

AND YOU'RE ABLE TO

ENCOURAGE THEM IN THE LORD

AND IN THE WAYS OF

ETERNITY.

IT IS SOMETHING I LOOK

FORWARD TO IN HEAVEN, WHEN

WE GET TO BE AROUND

EVERYONE AGAIN.

THE HUMAN MISSION FOR

ME IS VERY HELPFUL TO

ENCOURAGE US, AND TO

RECHARGE OUR FAITH.

Caitlin: NOT ALL CREW

MEMBERS COME FROM

CHRISTIAN BACKGROUNDS.

MANY ARE BUDDHIST OR

MUSLIM.

STILL, ALL ARE WELCOME, AS

VOLUNTEERS ACCEPT EACH

PERSON WHERE THEY ARE IN

THEIR SPIRITUAL WALK.

IF THEY REJECT THE WORD

OF GOD -- SAY I SHARE

SOMETHING WITH THEM, AND

YOU CAN SEE THEY DON'T

WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT, OR

THEY'RE IN YOUR FACE, IT

IS NOT A PERSONAL ATTACK

ON ME.

IT IS THEIR RESPONSE TO

JESUS CHRIST.

IF THAT'S WHERE THEY ARE

AT, THE HOLY SPIRIT IS

STILL WORKING ON THEM, AND

I CAN CAST THEM ON THE

LORD AND THEY NEED PRAYER.

Reporter: AND THEY

CONNECT WITH PEOPLE UNABLE

TO LEAVE THE SHIP.

I HAVE TO GO TO A TABLE

IN THE CREW MESS, WHERE

THE PERSON IS SITTING ALL

ALONE.

AND MAYBE THEY DON'T WANT

TO TALK TO ME.

BUT I USUALLY ASK THEM

GENERAL QUESTIONS ABOUT

THEMSELVES, AND TRULY GOD

HAS GIVEN US A CARE FOR

THEM.

IT IS NOT PHONY OR FAKE.

SO I INTERACT AND ENGAGE

WITH THEM.

AND I CAN THINK BA BACK MANY

TIMES JUST SITTING AND

BEING ABLE TO TRANSFER

INTO A SPIRITUAL

CONVERSATION.

Caitlin: THOSE

CONVERSATION MAKE AN

ETERNAL DIFFERENCE.

IT IS AN INVESTMENT IN

PEOPLE'S SOULS.

NOT ALWAYS WITH PEOPLE

DO YOU REAP THE HARVEST,

WHERE SOMEONE GETS SAVED.

BUT YOU'RE PLANTING SEEDS

OR YOUR WATERING SEEDS.

AND GOD WILL CONTINUE

WORKING IN THEIR LIVES.

Caitlin: EACH DAY

SCOTT, BETH, AND THE

VOLUNTEERS PRAY FOR THOSE

WHO WILL WALK THROUGH

THEIR DOORS OR CROSS THEIR

PATHS.

AND GOD FAITHFULLY SENDS

MORE AND MORE PEOPLE THEIR

WAY.

CAITLIN BURKE, CBN NEWS,

STEWART, ALASKA.

George: GOD IS DOING

SOME AMAZING THINGS AROUND

THE WORLD.

DO YOU WANT TO SHARE IT?

GO TO OUR CBN WEB PAGE AND

POST IT FOR YOUR FRIENDS

AND FAMILY TO ENJOY.

> FOLKS, WE'LL BE BACK

RIGHT AFTER THIS.

George: FINALLY ON

THE BROADCAST THIS WEEK, A

DANS COMPANY HERDANCE COMPANY IN VIRGINIA

CONSIDERS ITS LATEST

PRODUCTION MORE THAN JUST

A BALLET.

THEY SEE IT AS AN OUTREACH

TO RESCUE PEOPLE FROM THE

OCCULT.

MARK MARTIN BRINGS US THAT

STORY.

Reporter: MEMBERS OF

THE MASTER WORKS TOURING

COMPANY HONE THEIR SKILLS

AT THEIR CHESAPEAKE,

VIRGINIA, STUDIO.

SOON THEY'LL DON COSTUMES

TO DANCE IN THE BALLET,

"LILY AND THE GYPSIES."

IT IS A STORY OF A YOUNG

WOMAN WHO IS REDEEMED FROM

EVIL AND SAVED BY GOD'S

GRACE.

AND THEN SHE REALIZES

THE TRUTH AND GOES AND

SAVED HER FRIEND.

AND THEN SEES HER PARENTS

THERE.

AND THEY'RE UNITED AGAIN.

Reporter: HUMEL SAYS

SHE BELIEVES THE IDEA FOR

THE BALLET CAME FROM THE

LORD.

IT JUST CAME TO ME,

WITHIN ABOUT AN HOUR.

HE GAVE ME THE WHOLE

STORY.

AND HE SAID THIS WAS TO

COMBAT THE ENEMY FROM

PULLING YOUNG PEOPLE INTO

THE OCCULT.

Reporter: A LOT OF

PEOPLE ARE INVOLVED IN

THIS PRODUCTION.

AROUND 50 DANCERS AND

ACTORS ARE BRINGING "LILY

AND GYPSIES" TO LIFE, AND

THOSE WHO ARE PART OF IT

SAY IT IS MUCH MORE THAN

JUST A DANCE.

THE MAIN THING I HOPE

PEOPLE TAKE AWAY IS NO

MATTER HOW FAR YOU'VE

FALLEN, AND NO MATTER HOW

MANY PATHS YOU'VE TAKEN,

YOU CAN ALWAYS GET BACK TO

GOD'S PATH.

YOU CAN ALWAYS COME BACK.

EVERY SINGLE PERSON IS ON

FIRE FOR THE LORD AND

REALLY WANTS TO TAKE THIS

MESSAGE AND SHOW THE WORLD

THE EVIL THAT EXISTS AND

HOW WE CAN HAVE AUTHORITY

OVER THAT IN THE NAME OF

JESUS CHRIST.

Reporter: SHE HOPES

AUDIENCES RECEIVE A

REVELATION OF GOD'S POWER.

THAT OUR GOD IS ALL IN

ALL, ALL POWERFUL, ALL

CONSUMING.

Reporter: MARK

MARTIN, CBN NEWS,

CHESAPEAKE, VIRGINIA.

George: BIG WORDS TO

END THIS WEEK'S EDITION OF

"CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS."

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR

JOINING US.

UNTIL NEXT WEEK, GOOD-BYE

AND GOD BLESS YOU.

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