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CBN NewsWatch: October 18, 2016

On CBN Newswatch, October 18: Trump: 'Worse than Watergate.' State Department part of Clinton email cover-up?, Kirk Cameron's call to American Christians: 'This could be our Red Sea moment,' and more. Read Transcript


TODAY ON "NEWSWATCH," A

NEW DOCUMENT FOINLT DOCUMENT POINTS TO A

BENGHAZI COVERUP AT THE

WHITE HOUSE.

> PLUS, THE BATTLE OF

MOSUL, WHY THE FIGHT TO

CUT OUT THE CANCER OF ISIS

COULD BE SO COSTLY IN SO

MANY WAYS.

> AND STILL UNDER WATER

IN LOUISIANA TWO MONTHS

LATER.

NOW THESE FLOOD VICTIMS

SAY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

COULD DELIVER THE FINAL

DEATH BLOW TO THEIR

STRUGGLING TOWN.

> THANKS FOR JOINING US

FOR CBN "NEWSWATCH."

I'M CHARLENE AARON.

LOTS OF TROUBLE THIS WEEK

FOR BOTH PRESIDENTIAL

CANDIDATES.

NEW EVIDENCE IS IN THAT

SHOWS THE STATE DEPARTMENT

TRYING TO COVER UP AN

E-MAIL ON BENGHAZI ON

HILLARY CLINTON'S PRIVATE

E-MAIL SERVER, AND DONALD

TRUMP IS STILL PLAYING

DEFENSE ABOUT HIS

ATTITUDES TOWARDS WOMEN.

ALL THIS JUST ONE DAY

BEFORE THE FINAL

PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE.

HEATHER SELLS HAS THE

LATEST.

Heather: F.B.I. FILES

RELEASED MONDAY SHOW JUST

LAST YEAR A STOP STATE

DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL TRYING

TO COVER UP A BENGHAZI

E-MAIL ON HILLARY

CLINTON'S PRIVATE SERVER.

IT HAPPENED DURING THE

F.B.I. INVESTIGATION INTO

HER E-MAIL SCANDAL.

UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE

PATRICK KENNEDY, AN ALLY

OF HILLARY CLINTON, THEY

OFFERED A F.B.I. A QUID

PRO QUO TO CHANGE THE

E-MAIL'S CLASSIFICATION SO

THAT IT WOULDN'T BE SEEN.

THE F.B.I. EVENTUALLY SAID

NO.

THE F.B.I. AND STATE

DEPARTMENT DENY ANY DEAL.

BUT POLITICAL FALLOUT, THE

REPUBLICANS SAY THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION WAS WORKING

TO PROTECT CLINTON.

THIS IS WORSE THAN

WATERGATE, WHAT IS GOING

ON WITH THIS.

AND WHAT DOES SHE GET OUT

OF IT?

SHE GETS TO RUN FOR THE

PRESIDENCY OF THE UNITED

STATES.

EXPLAIN THAT.

EXPLAIN THAT.

Heather: MEANWHILE,

DONALD TRUMP'S WIFE,

MELANIA IS SPEAKING OUT

ABOUT THE VIDEOTAPE FROM

2005.

SHE TOLD CNN HER HUSBAND

IS NOT THAT TYPE OF MAN.

HE WAS LEADED ON, EGGED

ON, FROM THE HOST TO SAY

DIRTY AND BAD STUFF.

Heather: AND NEW

CHARGES AGAINST THE MEDIA.

IT TURNS OUT THAT THE

OVERWHELMING MAJORITY OF

DONATIONS FROM JOURNALISTS

HAVE GONE TO HILLARY

CLINTON.

THE FEDERAL CAMPAIGN

FINANCE FILING SHOW

WORKING MEDIA HAVE GIVEN

$382,000 TO CLINTON.

AND THEY GAVE JUST $14,000

TO TRUMP.

A NEW WikiLEAKS RELEASE

CONFIRMS CONCERNS ABOUT

MEDIA COLLUSION WITH THE

DEMOCRATIC PARTY.

GLEN THRUSH, A WHITE HOUSE

POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT,

E-MAILED CLINTON'S

CAMPAIGN CHAIR JOHN

PODESTA, SAYING PLEASE

DON'T TELL ANYONE I DID

THIS.

THE CAMPAIGN MEDIA

REVELATIONS ARE JUST THE

LATEST IN A YEAR FILLED

WITH THEM.

AND THEY COME WITH JUST

THREE WEEKS UNTIL THE

ELECTION AND ONE DAY UNTIL

THE FINAL DEBATE.

HEATHER SELLS, CBN NEWS.

Charlene: RUSSIAN

GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS SAY

RUSSIA AND SYRIA WILL STOP

AIRSTRIKES ON THE CITY OF

ALEPPO IN PREPARATION FOR

A TEMPORARY TRUCE.

RUSSIA'S DEFENSE MINISTER

SAYS THE HALT IN STRIKES

WILL PREPARE THE WAY FOR

MILITANTS TO LEAD THE

EASTERN PARTS OF THE CITY.

IT SAYS ITS FORCES AND THE

SYRIAN ARMY WILL OBSERVE

WHAT IS BEING CALLED A

HUMANITARIAN PAUSE BETWEEN

8 a.m. AND 4 p.m. ON

THURSDAY.

AT THAT TIME, REBELS, AS

WELL AS al-QAEDA

MILITANTS, INCLUDING THE

WOUNDED AND THE SICK, WILL

BE ALLOWED TO LEAVE.

> IRAQ KURDISH FORCES

PAUSED TODAY IN THE NEW

OFFENSE TO TAKE ISIS.

THE PAUSE COMES A DAY

AFTER INTENSE FIGHTING

INVOLVING AIRSTRIKES,

HEAVY ARTILLERY, AND ISIS

CAR BOMBS.

AS CHRIS MITCHELL REPORTS,

THE MILITARY CAMPAIGN

AGAINST ISIS IS JUST THE

START OF A MUCH LARGER

BATTLE OVER CONTROL OF

IRAQ'S SECOND LARGEST

CITY.

Chris: THE SOUNDS OF

BATTLE SURROUNDED MOSUL AS

IRAQI AND KURDISH FORCES

LAUNCHED THEIR PUSH INTO

THE CITY.

KURDISH FIGHTERS SEEN HERE

HAVE CAPTURED AT LEAST

SEVEN VILLAGES JUST

OUTSIDE MOSUL.

THE KURDISH PESHMERGA

SEEMS EAGER TO HELP FREE

THE CITY.

TODAY WE'RE GOING TO

FIGHT.

Chris: THE ENEMY HAS

CLEARLY SHOWN IT IS READY

TO DIE.

THIS ISIS SUICIDE BOMBER

BLEW HIMSELF UP AFTER

DRIVING INTO THIS IRAQI

TANK.

IRAQI AND KURDISH FORCES

ARE RECEIVING HELP FROM

THE 101st AIRBORNE AND

U.S. AIRSTRIKES.

THE U.S. COMMANDERS PLEDGE

A DIFFICULT BUT SUCCESSFUL

CONFLICT.

THIS MAY PROVE TO BE A

LONG AND TOUGH BATTLE, BUT

THE IRAQIS HAVE PREPARED

FOR IT, AND WE WILL STAND

BY THEM.

THE IRAQI SECURITY FORCES

AND THE COALITION ARE NOT

ONLY FIGHTING FOR THE

FUTURE OF IRAQ, WE ARE

FIGHTING TO ENSURE THE

SECURITY OF ALL OUR OF

NATIONS.

Chris: BUT THE

VARIOUS FORCES HOLD

DIFFERENT AGENDAS.

THAT RAISES THE QUESTION:

WHO CONTROLS MOSUL WHEN

THE BATTLE IS OVER?

THAT IS A GOOD

QUESTION.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE

FALL OF MOSUL.

Chris: THIS RETIRED

COLONEL TOLD CBN NEWS THE

MILITARY CAMPAIGN IS JUST

THE BEGINNING.

THE CRITICAL PART IS

AFTERWARDS.

YOU CAN TAKE MOSUL

MOMENTARILY, I THINK THAT

IS THE EASIER PIECE, IN MY

VIEW.

IT IS THE PART ABOUT THE

POLITICAL SOLUTIONS

AFTERWARDS THAT NEED TO BE

MEANINGFUL.

Chris: WHILE THE

FUTURE OF MOSUL WE MAINS

UNCLEAR, THE ISIS IDEA OF

A CALIPHATE ARE CRUMBLING.

IT MEANS ISIS NEEDS A NEW

STORY LINE.

ACCORDING TO ISLAMIC

PROPHECY, DABIK WAS TO BE

THE SITE OF AN END-TIME

BATTLE.

CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS.

Charlene: AN AMERICAN

CHRISTIAN AID WORKER WAS

KIDNAPPED ON SATURDAY

WHILE AND A MINISTRY TRIP.

GUNMEN RAIDED JEFF

WOODKY'S HOME, KILLING HIS

TWO GUARDS AND SPARKING

PANIC.

HE IS KNOWN FOR TEACHING

RESIDENTS HOW TO READ AND

SPREADING THE GOSPEL.

al-QAEDA GANGS RECENTLY

TARGETED WESTERNERS IN THE

AREA AND DEMAND MILLIONS

OF DOLLARS FOR THEIR

RELEASE.

> A DETAINED IRANIAN

BUSINESSMAN ARRESTED A

YEAR AGO IN IRAN WAS SEEN

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A

VIDEO POSTED ONLINE ON

MONDAY.

THEY PUT OUT THE VIDEO,

HINTING HE WOULD BE

ACCUSED OF E ESPIONAGE.

HE IS SHOWN IN THE VIDEO,

ALONG WITH AMERICAN

SAILORS DETAINED LAST YEAR

BY IRANIAN VOICES.

THE CALIFORNIA REPUBLICAN

SAID IRAN'S ARREST OF MA

MAZI SHOWS ITS,

QUOTE,"CONTEMPT FOR

AMERICA."

IT COMES AS IRAN'S

SECURITY FORCES CONTINUE

TO TARGET ANYONE WITH

WESTERN TIES.

> WELL A FEDERAL JUDGE

HAS ORDERED THE I.R.S. TO

RESOLVE PENDING

APPLICATIONS FOR

TAX-EXEMPT STATUS FROM TEA

PARTY APPLICANTS.

THE AGENCY HAS BEEN UNDER

INVESTIGATION FOR

TARGETING COFTARGETING CONSERVATIVE

GROUPS.

NOW DIRECT JUDGE REGGIE

WALTON HAS RULED THAT THE

I.R.S. MUST ISSUE

DETERMINATIONS BY

NOVEMBER 11th.

THE AMERICAN CENTER FOR

LAW AND JUSTICE REPRESENTS

38 GROUPS THAT ARE SUING

THE I.R.S.

> ACTOR KIRK CAMERON IS

LAUNCHING A SPECIAL

NATIONWIDE EVENT TONIGHT

CALL "REVIVE US."

HE IS CALLING ON FAMILIES

TO JOIN IN AN INTERACTIVE

PRAYER IN 700 MOVIE

THEATERS.

AMERICA IS IN SERIOUS

TROUBLE.

SO I'M CALLING A NATIONAL

FAMILY MEETING.

AS I VISIT CHURCHES ALL

ACROSS THE COUNTRY, MOMS

TELL ME TRIER CONCERNS THEIR CONCERNS

ABOUT THEIR CHILDREN'S

FUTURES.

DADS TELL ME THEY KNOW

SOMETHING IS BROKEN, BUT

THEY ALL ASK, WHAT CAN WE

DO?

I BEGAN MEETING WITH THE

MOST BRILLIANT,

INSIGHTFUL, FAITHFUL

PEOPLE I KNOW, AND THEY

GAVE ME ANSWERS THAT

FILLED ME WITH HOPE AND

OPTIMISM.

IT WAS A NEW PERSPECTIVE.

IT REFRESHED MY SPIRIT AND

REVIVED MY HEART.

THE WHOLE FAMILY IS COMING

TO PRAY, TO WORSHIP, AND

TO LEARN HOW TO TRANSFORM

HIS NATION FROM THE INSIDE

OUT AND THE BOTTOM ALL THE

WAY UP TO THE TOP.

BECAUSE WHEN OUR FAMILY

GETS TOGETHER, AND THE

SPIRIT IS MOVING, WE ARE

UNSTOPPABLE.

Charlene: "REVIVE US"

BEGINS AT 8 p.m.

TONIGHT.

TO FIND A THEATER IN YOUR

AREA, GO TO cbnnews.com

AND LOOK FOR A STORY ABOUT

THIS EVENT.

> CHRISTIANS ARE COMING

TOGETHER IN UNITY TO MAKE

A POWERFUL STATEMENT.

THOUSANDS WILL GATHER FOR

THE SECOND ANNUAL "MARCH

FOR JESUS," EVENT IN

AUGUSTA.

THEY WILL HONOR JESUS,

WORSHIP, PRAY, AND SHARE

THE GOSPEL WITH RESIDENTS.

THE EVENT HAS BEEN

EXTREMELY SUCCESSFUL IN

THE PAST, WITH SOME 12,000

ATTENDEES AND MORE THAN

400 O400 SALVATIONS.

NEXT WEEK THEY WILL

PROCLAIM JESUS' NAME RAIN

OR SHINE.

> COMING UP, A LOOK BACK

AT WHAT HAS BEEN CALLED

THE THOUSAND YEAR FLOOD.

THE AFTERMATH OF A FREAK

STORM THAT DUMPED MORE

THAN SEVEN TRILLION

GALLONS OF WATER ON

CENTRAL LOUISIANA.

Charlene: FOR SEVERAL

DAYS WE'VE BEEN WATCHING

DAYS WE'VE BEEN WATCHING

CLEANUP AND RECOVERY

EFFORTS IN THE WAKE OF

HURRICANE MATTHEW.

AND THE TRAGEDY IN

LOUISIANA HAS FADED FROM

THE NEWS.

BUT MANY PEOPLE THERE

STILL HAVEN'T RECOVERED

FROM THE MASSIVE FLOODING

TWO MONTHS AGO.

MORE THAN 100,000 HOMES

WERE LOST OR DAMAGED.

AND SOME HAVE BEEN LOOKING

FOR THE HELP PROMISED BY

THE GOVERNMENT.

BUT WHILE THEY WAITED,

VOLUNTEERS AND "OPERATION

BLESSING" WERE HARD AT

WORK.

CHUCK HOLTON HAS THE

STORY.

Reporter: A FREAK

STORM DUMPED MORE THAN

SEVEN TRILLION GALLONS OF

WATER ON CENTRAL LOUISIANA

IN AUGUST, FAMILIES' WHO'S

NEIGHBORHOODS SUDDENLY

FOUND THEMSELVES FLEEING

FOR THEIR LIVES.

FOR SEVEN, ALMOST EIGHT

DAYS, JUST EVERY DAY, DAY

IN AND DAY OUT, ONE DAY

WENT TO THE NEXT, AND WE

WENT HOUSE TO HOUSE, DOOR

TO DOOR, MAKING SURE

PEOPLE WERE OUT, RESCUING

FOLKS, AND GETTING THEM TO

HIGH GROUND.

Reporter: MEANWHILE,

HIS OWN HOUSE WAS UNDER

NEARLY 10 FEET OF WATER.

WATER CAME UP QUICKER

THAN IT EVER HAS IN THE

PAST.

WE HAVE BEEN IN THIS HOUSE

14 YEARS, AND WE'VE NEVER

EXPERIENCEDED THE WATER

RISE AT SUCH A RAPID RATE.

Reporter: THE CLEANUP

WILL BE A LONG, SLOW

PROCESS.

IN DENIM SPRINGS,

VIRTUALLY EVERY FAMILY HAS

BEEN AFFECTED.

BUSINESSES, TEACHERS,

LAW ENFORCEMENT,

FIREFIGHTERS, EVERYBODY,

ANY KIND OF BUSINESS THAT

THIS CITY CAN IMAGINE IS

GOING TO BE AFFECTED.

SO -- AND SO CONSEQUENTLY,

THE TAX BASE, WHICH RUNS

OUR GOVERNMENT, IS GOING

TO BE IMPACTED

TREMENDOUSLY.

AND WE'RE GOING TO FEEL

ALL OF THAT.

Reporter: TO GIVE YOU

A SENSE OF THE DESTRUCTION

AND HOW WIDESPREAD IT IS

IN SOUTHERN LOUISIANA,

THAT THING THAT LOOKS LIKE

A HOUSEBOAT BEHIND ME IS

ACTUALLY A SHED.

THIS IS A PLACE CALLED

"ALLIGATOR BAYOU."

ABOUT 40 MINUTES SOUTH OF

BATON ROUGE.

AND IT IS STILL UNDER

WATER, EVEN A MONTH AFTER

THE FLOOD TOOK PLACE.

AND THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN

THIS HOUSE WERE ONLY

ALLOWED TO GET BACK INTO

THEIR HOUSE IN THE LAST

COUPLE OF DAYS.

AND TODAY WAS THE FIRST

DAY THAT ANYONE FROM THE

U.S. GOVERNMENT HAVE

SHOWED UP TO HELP.

I LIVED HERE 45 YEARS,

AND THE WATER HAS NEVER

BEEN THIS HIGH.

Reporter: HE IS

TRYING TO PICK UP THE

PIECES OF HIS LIFE.

THE WATER STAYED IN MY

HOME FOR 19 DAYS.

WE HAVEN'T RECEIVED

ANYTHING FROM FEMA OR THE

GOVERNMENT BECAUSE TODAY

IS THE FIRST DAY THEY'LL

BE ABLE TO INSPECT MY HOME

BECAUSE THE WATER WAS TOO

HIGH.

Reporter: THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION HAS PLEDGED

NEARLY $130 MILLION TO

HELP THOSE AFFECTED, BUT

MANY HERE SAY IT IS TOO

LITTLE, TOO LATE.

THIS IS SABRA, HE HOUSE

IS NOT IN A FLOOD ZONE, SO

SHE HAD NO INSURANCE.

THEY SAID THEY'LL SEND

SOMEONE TO HELP YOU, BUT

THAT HASN'T HAPPENED.

CHURCHES FROM ALL AROUND

HAVE HELPED.

JUST INDIVIDUALS.

A STATE TROOPER GAVE TOM

TOOLS FOR HIM TO WORK

WITH.

Reporter: AND WHILE

THE PEOPLE WERE LEFT

WAITING FOR GOVERNMENT

ASSISTANCE, "OPERATION

BLESSING" WAS ON THE

GROUND FROM DAY ONE.

MANY OF THOSE WHO'S HOMES

WERE FLOODED, MAY BE

REQUIRED TO RAISE THEIR

HOMES AS MUCH AS 14 FEET

IN ORDER TO QUALIFY FOR

GOVERNMENT AID.

BUT MARSHAL DENTON SAYS

THAT COULD BE A DEATH

SENTENCE FOR THIS TOWN OF

12,000.

THE THING THAT CONCERNS

ME IS THAT THE FEDERAL

GOVERNMENT DOESN'T REALIZE

WHAT THEY DO BY REQUIRING

THESE REGULATIONS COULD

BASICALLY REGULATE THE

TOWN OUT OF BUSINESS.

Reporter: IN THE

MEANTIME, THE NEIGHBORS

ARE PULLING TOGETHER AND

HELPING ONE ANOTHER.

KEVIN REED MANAGES THE

FIRST NBC BANK IN DENIM

SPRINGS.

HE IS SERVING UP

HAMBURGERS BECAUSE MOST OF

THE RESTAURANTS ARE

WAITING TO REOPEN.

I WENT THROUGH KATRINA

AND YOU'VE GOT SEVEN DAYS

PRAYING AND WAITING FOR

SOMEONE TO SHOW UP.

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING

YOUR NEIGHBOR AND OTHER

PEOPLE SHOW UP QUICKLY TO

HELP REBUILD YOUR

COMMUNITY AND CONTRIBUTE

TOWARD IT.

IT MAKES YOU FEEL GOOD

TO KNOW THAT OUR SOCIETY

IS AT LEAST HELPING EACH

OTHER BECAUSE THE

GOVERNMENT IS DOING

NOTHING.

Reporter: THOUGH

THEY'RE CALLING IT A

THOUSAND YEAR FLOOD, THESE

RESIDENTS WORRY THAT

CLIMATE CHANGE AND TOO

MUCH DEVELOPMENT MAY CAUSE

THIS TO HAPPEN AGAIN.pp

AS FOR NOW, MEN LIKE

MARSHAL DENTEN ARE DOING

THEIR BEST TO PUT THEIR

LOSS INTO PERSPECTIVE.

MAYBE GOD WAS SAYING,

IT IS TIME TO CLEAR OUT

SOME OF THIS CLUTTER AND

PUT YOUR TREASURES IN

HEAVEN, WHERE THEY BELONG.

Reporter: FROM DENIM

SPRINGS, LOUISIANA, I'M

CHUCK HOLTON FOR CBN NEWS.

Charlene: UP NEXT,

WATCH HOW NFL WIDE

RECEIVER CHARLES JOHNSON

OVERCAME THE BIGGEST

OBSTACLES WITH HIS PRO

FOOTBALL CAREER, HIMSELF.

HEAR ABOUT THE WAKEUP CALL

THAT COULD HAVE BEEN THE

END OF HIM.

Charlene: WITH A 5-0

RECORD, THE MINNESOTA

VIKINGS ARE CURRENTLY THE

ONLY UNDEFEATED TEAM IN

THE NFL.

AND CHARLES JOHNSON IS A

BIG PART OF THE VIKINGS'

SUCCESS.

HE IS LIVING HIS DREAM,

BUT AS HE TOLD SPORTS

REPORTER SEAN BROWN, IT IS

A DREAM THAT WAS ALMOST

DERAILED BY JOHNSON

HIMSELF.

*

Reporter: NFL WIDE

REFER CHARLES JOHNSON IS

CONSIDERED ONE OF THE

DEADLIEST WEAPONS IN THE

MINNESOTA VIKINGS' ARISOL.

IN 2014, HE HAD 31

RECEPTIONS FOR 475 YARDS

IN JUST 11 GAMES.

C.J. WAS LIVING HIS DREAM.

BUT BEFORE MAKING IT TO

THE NFL, CHARLES HAD TO

OVERCOME HIS BIGGEST

OBSTACLE, HIMSELF.

IT WAS A JOURNEY THAT

BEGAN WHEN HE WAS A

STUDENT ATHLETE AT EASTERN

KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY.

YOU KNOW, I WAS A TRUE

FRESH MAN.

I WAS VERY IMMATURE.

I STARTED JUST HANGING OUT

WITH FRIENDS, WANTING TO

BE COOL.

I THOUGHT IT WAS BIG TIME

OR SOMETHING -- I DON'T

KNOW WHAT I THOUGHT.

Reporter: CHARLES

GREW UP IN NORTHERN

KENTUCKY.

HE ACCEPTED CHRIST WHILE

ATTENDING YOUNG LIFE BIBLE

STUDIES IN HIGH SCHOOL.

BUT WHEN HE WENT OFF TO

COLLEGE, HE SAYS HE SHOVED

HIS FAITH IN THE BACK

SEAT.

I STARTED SLIPPING AWAY

A LITTLE MORE BECAUSE I

WAS AT SCHOOL.

Reporter: AS A

RESULT, CHARLES LOST

FOCUSED ON HIS PRIORITIES.

HE STARTED GETTING INTO

TROUBLE WITH THE SCHOOL

OFFICIALS.

WE WOULD JUST GET IN

TROUBLE FOR THE DUMBEST

THINGS.

WE GOT IN TROUBLE FOR

TAKING A COUCH OUT OF THE

LOBBY AND PUTTING IT IN

OUR ROOM.

WE GOT IN TROUBLE FOR

FIGHTING WITH FIRE

EXTINGUISHERS IN THE

HALLWAYS.

Reporter: HE WAS

EVENTUALLY SUSPENDED FROM

THE UNIVERSITY FOR TWO

YEARS AND HAD TO RETURN

HOME.

ON THE DRIVE BACK, HE GOT

THE WAKEUP CALL OF HIS

LIFE.

IT WAS POURING RAIN AND

I'M GOING, LIKE, 80 IN THE

FAST LANE.

SO ONCE I TAP THE BRAKE, I

START TO HYDRO PLANE.

AND I STARTED SPINNING

OUT.

I JUST STOPPED AND DROVE

OFF TO THE SIDE.

I WAS CRYING AND STUFF.

Reporter: SO WHAT

CHANGED IN YOUR HEART?

WHAT CHANGED?

THAT COULD HAVE BEEN

THE END OF ME.

THAT COULD HAVE BEEN THE

END OF CHARLES JOHNSON.

I NEEDED TO FIGURE OUT

WHAT I WANTED TO DO.

Reporter: IT WAS TOO

LATE FOR HIM TO ARE ADDED

TO ANOTHER SCHOOL'S

ROSTER, AND HIS ONLY

OPTION WAS TO PLAY AT A

COMMUNITY COLLEGE IN

CALIFORNIA.

TRYING TO MAKE IT TO THE

NFL FROM A JUNIOR COLLEGE

CAN BE NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE.

I'M GOING TO SCHOOL,

PLAYING BALL, EATING

RAHMAN NOODLES EVERY DAY.

Reporter: HIS

GIRLFRIEND, CAITLIN, HAD

BECOME PREGNANT.

HE ALSO RECEIVED NEWS THAT

HIS FATHER WAS ILL.

AND HE HAD NO IDEA HOW HE

WAS GOING TO PROVIDE FOR A

CHILD OR HELP HIS FATHER.

SO HE WENT TO GOD IN

PRAYER.

I PRAYED, LET ME FIND A

WAY.

YOU GIVE ME THE CALLING

AND I'LL ANSWER.

Reporter: CHARLES

REDEDICATED HIS LIFE TO

THE LORD.

THE LORD GAVE YOU A CALL?

YEAH.

HE WAS, LIKE, MAN, HERE IS

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO.

FOOTBALL IS FOR YOU.

I WENT TO ANOTHER SCHOOL,

AND I TOOK CLASSES AT A

LOCAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE

JUST TO FINISH UP MY

CAREER.

I WAS WORKING AT ARBY'S

AND OLIVE GARDEN,

BACK-TO-BACK, AND TRYING

TO STAY IN SHAPE BECAUSE I

KNEW I WANTED TO GO BACK.

Reporter: HE WENT TO

A DIVISION TWO SCHOOL IN

MICHIGAN.

AND HE KNOWS IT WAS ALL

BECAUSE OF THE LORD.

ALL OF THE STRUGGLE I

HAD WENT THROUGH TO THAT

POINT, I MEAN, HE

CONTINUED TO GIVE ME THE

STRENGTH TO ENDURE AND TO

KEEP ON MOVING FORWARD.

ONE OF MY FAVORITE

SCRIPTURES AND PHILIPPIANS

4: 13.

A LOT OF PEOPLE USE IT,

BUT I LIVE BY IT BECAUSE I

KNOW HE GIVES ME THAT

STRENGTH.

Reporter: CHARLES HAD

A STELLER CAREER AT GRAND

VALLEY STATE.

HE IMPRESSED SCOUTS AT HIS

SENIOR PRO DAY AND WAS

SELECTED IN THE SEVENTH

ROUND OF THE 2013 NFL

DRAFT BY THE GREENBAY

PACKERS.

HE MADE HIS WAY TO

MINNESOTA BY THE WAY OF

CLEVELAND IN SEPTEMBER OF

2014.

AND IT DIDN'T TAKE HIM

LONG TO EARN THE STARTING

JOB.

I GOT WORKED IN SLOWLY

AT FIRST.

I WERE GET IN FIVE PLAYS A

GAME.

10 PLAYS A GAME, AND THEN,

BOOM, I'M STARTING.

Reporter: TODAY

CHARLES AND CAITLIN ARE

MARRIED WITH TWO CHILDREN,

AND HIS FATHER'S HELP HAS

IMPROVED.

HE SAYS IF THERE IS ONE

THING HE HAS LEARNED

DURING THIS JOURNEY IS

THAT ALL THINGS WORK

TOGETHER FOR GOOD WHEN YOU

LOVE GOD AND FOLLOW HIS

CALL.

I JUST THANK JESUS

CHRIST.

IF YOU'RE GOING THROUGH

SOMETHING, IF NOBODY ELSE

IS GOING TO BE THERE, HE

IS GOING TO BE THERE.

I CAN GUARANTEE YOU THAT.

HE MAY NOT RESPOND THE WAY

YOU WANT HIM TO SOMETIMES,

BUT HE IS LISTENING.

IT HAS BEEN A LONG

JOURNEY, BUT HE HAS

BLESSED ME.

Charlene: "SUPERBOOK"

IS TAKING A NEW FORM IN

THE MIDDLE EAST.

CBN HAS CREATED A NEW

30-MINUTE PROGRAM THAT

INTRODUCES "SUPERBOOK" TO

MIDDLE EASTERN CHILDREN.

EVERY SHOW INCLUDES A

"SUPERBOOK" EPISODE, AND

AN ON-AIR EGYPTIAN HOST.

AND IT GIVES A BIBLE

LESSON BASED OFF THE

VERSE.

CBN'S GOAL IS TO LAUNCH

THE GOAL IN EGYPT WITHIN

THE NEXT YEAR, AND YOU CAN

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT WHAT

CBN IS DOING AROUND THE

WORLD BY LOGGING ON TO

cbn.com/international.

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