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> THIS WEEK ON CHRISTIAN

WORLD

NEWS.

THAT CHANGED OUR LIVES.

WATCH MIRACLES UNFOLD DEEP

IN THE

JUNGLE IN THE COLONIES OF

UGANDA.

EVANGELIST SAID IT WAS SO

BIG THEY

HAD TO MOVE IT OUTDOORS.

MEET A WOMAN WHO HAS BEEN

SHINING

HER LIGHT IN THE DARKEST

PARTS OF RIO

DE JANEIRO FOR THE PAST 30

YEARS.

WELCOME TO CHRISTIAN WORLD

NEWS.

TODAY WE ARE DOCUMENTING

THOSE ON THE

MOVE FOR THE REVIVAL.

THEY CALLED THE PYGMIES

LIVING IN THE

CAGE IN THE JUNGLE. THE

GOVERNMENT

FORCED THEM OUT OF THE FOREST

LEAVING

THEM HOMELESS AND DESTITUTE.

WE ARE CHRISTIAN MINISTRY IS

HELPING

THEM REBUILD HERE LIVES. WE

HAVE THAT

REMARKABLE CENTER FROM

UGANDA.

YOU ARE ABOUT TO SEE

IMAGES NEVER

CAPTURED ON CAMERA.

UNTIL NOW.

FROM DEEP IN THE LUSH GREEN

JUNGLES OF

AFRICA.

COMES THE STORY OF ONE OF

THIS

CONTINENT'S OLDEST LIVING

TRIBES.

WE USED TO LIVE LIKE

ANIMALS IN THE

JUNGLE. HE'S A PYGMY.

IN THE CENTURIES WHERE PEOPLE

WERE

RAINFOREST DWELLERS.

WE SMOKE, WE DRUNK, WE

PERFORMED

WITCHCRAFT.

WE WERE DEVIL WORSHIPERS.

AN AMERICAN PHYSICIAN IS

STUDYING

THE PEOPLE.

THEY ARE VERY DIMINUTIVE.

THEY ARE FOUR 1/2 FEET HIGH.

THEY COLLECT FRUIT FROM THE

TREES OR

ROOTS FROM THE GROUND.

THEIR LIFE REVOLVES AROUND

THE DEEP

FOREST OF SOUTHWEST UGANDA.

ACTUALLY IN PRESTONE AGE,

THEY HAD

NO STONE IMPLEMENTS.

THAT'S WHY VERY FEW RECORDS

ARE FOUND.

THEY WERE KNOWN AS THE

KEEPERS OF

THE FOREST BUT THAT ALL

DRAMATICALLY

CHANGED WHEN THE GOVERNMENT

OF THE

UGANDA CAPITAL CITY DECIDED

TO TURN

THEIR HABITAT INTO A NATIONAL

PARK AND

A WORLD HERITAGE SITE FOR

ENDANGERED

MOUNTAIN GORILLAS.

THERE ARE ABOUT 350 MOUNTAIN

GORILLAS

IN THE WORLD.

THEY WERE EVICTED FROM THE

FOREST.

AFTER CENTURIES OF LIVING

IN CAVES

AND TREES, THEY BECAME

REFUGEES WITH

NO TITLE TO LAND, NO FOOD, NO

CLOTHING, NO SHELTER.

THOUSANDS OF THEM WALKED OUT

OF THE

JUNGLE TO A WORLD THAT TURNED

AGAINST

THEM.

THE PEOPLE DID NOT EVEN

GIVE US

WHAT TO DO.

THE PYGMIES LIKE ANIMALS.

HE AND HIS WIFE BARBARA

DECIDED TO

HELP.

THEY MOVED FROM THEIR HOME

FROM THE

UGANDA CAPITAL TO THE SMALL

VILLAGE OF

THE ECUADORIAL JUNGLE.

HUNDREDS OF PYGMIES HEARD

ABOUT

JESUS FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME.

HE WAS ONE OF JERALD'S FIRST

CONVERTS.

IT WAS THE BEST TIME

ANYONE HAD

EVER TOLD US ABOUT JESUS. WE

WERE

SUMMONS OF THE DEVIL.

BUT THEN WE HEARD CHRIST DIED

FOR US

AND THAT CHANGED OUR LIVES.

ON THIS DAY, THE SON AND

THE HOLLY

SPIRIT.

37 RESPONDENTS OF THE GOSPEL

MESSAGE

AND GOT BAPTIZED IN THE RIVER.

JERALD SAYS MIRACLES ARE ALSO

HAPPENING AMONG THE BATWA.

PEOPLE WITH HIV/AIDS ARE

GETTING

HEALED. THEY WERE ON THE

VERGE OF

DEATH GIVEN NEW LIFE.

SHE WAS DEAD.

THEY STARTED PRAYING FOR HER.

I COULDN'T BELIEVE.

I WAS THERE MYSELF.

IT ALL LED TO THIS.

HALLELUJAH!

THE FIRST EVER PYGMY

CHURCH IN THE

REGION.

THEY COME IN THE CHURCH.

THEY ALSO RUN A SCHOOL FOR

PYGMY

CHILDREN.

AND PARENTS ONCE ANIMAL

HUNTERS ARE

LEARNING TO BE FARMERS.

BUT THE NEEDS HERE ARE

ENORMOUS.

IF YOU CAN IMAGINE POVERTY

WHICH IS

EVERYWHERE IN THE WORLD, YET

THESE ARE

THE POOREST OF THE POOR.

AFTER MAKING SEVERAL TRIPS

OUT

HERE, THE DOCUMENTARY

PRODUCER DECIDED

TO GET INVOLVED.

HE GOT HANDFUL OF CHURCHES IN

SWEDEN

TO PARTNER WITH BATWA

CHRISTIANS.

THEY ARE RUN BY THE BATWA

PYGMIES

THEMSELVES.

WE JUST WANT TO EMPOWER THEM

TO GIVE

THEM RESOURCES TO STAND ON

THEIR FEET.

NO ONE KNOWS FOR SURE, BUT

IT IS

ESTIMATED THAT THERE ARE TENS

OF

THOUSAND OF BATWA THAT HAVE

YET TO

HEAR THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST.

WHAT I LEARNED ABOUT JESUS

CHRIST,

IT'S GOING TO CHANGE THE

SALVATION OF

THE PEOPLE IN MY LIFE.

THEY JOINED THE ADVENTURE

OF

MEETING ONE OF THE REMOVED

PEOPLE FROM

THE WORLD.

TO REACH THEM.

GEORGE THOMAS, CBN NEWS,

UGANDA.

YOU CAN SPREAD THE GOOD

NEWS OF

WHAT GOD IS DOING AROUND THE

WORLD ON

YOUR FACEBOOK PAGE. SIMPLY

FIND THE

STORY OF CBNNEWS.COM AND

SHARE WITH

YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

COMING UP, REVIVAL IN WEST

VIRGINIA. WE'LL SHOW YOU HOW

GOD IS

MOVING IN THE SOUTHERN PART

OF THE

STATE.

WELCOME BACK TO CHRISTIAN

WORLD

NEWS. HERE IN THE U.S.

REVIVAL IS

STIRRING IN PLACES ACROSS THE

COUNTRY.

ONE OF THOSE PLACES IS

SOUTHERN WEST

VIRGINIA WHERE THERE IS A

SPIRITUAL

AWAKENING THAT STARTED IN A

LOCAL

CHURCH IS TRAVELING THROUGH

THE

REGION. WE TRAVELED TO WEST

VIRGINIA

TO GIVE US THIS INSPIRATIONAL

STORY.

THERE IS A NEW SOUND

COMING FORTH

FROM THE HILLS OF SOUTHERN

WEST

VIRGINIA. A SOUND MANY

PROPHETS HAVE

BEEN TOLD UNTIL NOW.

FOR THE PAST 3 WEEKS, THE

LARGE

SPORTS COMPLEX OF WILLIAM SON

WEST

VIRGINIA HAS BEEN FILLED TO

THE

RAFTERS OF PEOPLE CRYING OUT

FOR GOD

WHEN ONE OF THE EVANGELIST

MATT HARVEY

VISITED A CHURCH FOR A 3-DAY

REVIVAL

SERVICE, BUT IT KEPT GOING.

THIS IS NOT A CHARISMATIC

HYPER

CHURCHES, THIS IS GOD

OVERWHELMING

THEM WITH HUNGRY PEOPLE THAT

ARE TIRED.

THEY WANT JESUS MORE THAN

ANYTHING

ELSE AND THAT'S WHY THEY ARE

HERE.

HE ALSO SPOKE AT THE LOCAL

HIGH

SCHOOL WHERE REVIVAL SEEMED

TO BREAK

OUT AMONG THE STUDENTS.

400 STUDENTS GOT SAVED.

IT'S GONE FROM SCHOOL TO

SCHOOL, FROM

YOUTH GROUP TO YOUTH GROUP

AND

INTERDENOMINATIONAL BARRIERS

ARE DOWN.

WE HELPED CHEER ON THIS

GREAT

VICTORY.

GREAT MEMORY.

TODAY IT'S ONLY BIG ENOUGH TO

HOLD

WHAT MANY SAY IT IS THE

GREATEST

SPIRITUAL AWAKENING IN

SOUTHERN WEST

VIRGINIA HISTORY.

WE HAD SO MANY DIFFERENT

REVIVAL

SERVICES AND SO MANY SPECIAL

SERVICES

AND NOTHING LIKE THIS.

THIS IS A TRUE AWAKENING.

PRAYER AND DESPERATION HAS

PAVED

THE WAY FOR THIS SPIRITUAL

BREAKTHROUGH ESPECIALLY AMONG

THE

YOUNG PEOPLE.

OH MY GOSH.

IT'S AMAZING. I HAVE NEVER

SEEN

ANYTHING LIKE THIS HAPPEN

WHERE YOUNG

PEOPLE ARE ON FIRE AND IT'S

COOL TO

WORSHIP GOD AND NOBODY IS

SAYING

ANYTHING ABOUT IT BECAUSE

THEY ARE ALL

WITH YOU.

BEFORE SCHOOL WE ARE

READING AND

HAVING BIBLE STUDIES IN

SCHOOL.

PEOPLE LIKE ERICA ARE

SEEING GOD

ANSWER VERY SPECIFIC PRAYERS.

I HAVE BEEN PRAYING FOR

HIM AND

THIS SUNDAY HE GOT SAVED THIS

MORNING,

ON A MONDAY MORNING AT WORK.

WITH OTHER CHRISTIANS THAT HE

WORKS

WITH.

HARDLY BELIEVED THIS SOUND

OF

REVIVAL IN THE VIRGINIA

MOUNTAINS

HELPING TO BE SPREAD AROUND

THE WORLD.

I BELIEVE GOD HAS

PRESERVED THIS

STATE FOR THE ENTIRE

AWAKENING THAT IS

COMING TO AMERICA.

I BELIEVE THIS IS WHERE IT'S

GOING TO

BEGIN TO HAPPEN AND SPREAD

OUT THROUGH

WILDFIRE THROUGHOUT THE

NATION OF THIS

WORLD AND JESUS IS GOING TO

EXALTED

AND THE RIVER OF GOD IS GOING

TO FLOW.

WE HAVE NOT SEEN ANYTHING YET

TO WHAT

GOD IS RELEASING.

WEST VIRGINIA.

> REVIVAL IS BREAKING OUT

IN OTHER

PARTS OF THE US.

THIS SUMMER IS HEARING OF

CHURCH

SERVICES IN BURLINGTON, NORTH

CAROLINA.

TURNED INTO A REVIVAL.

WE WENT TO BURLINGTON TO SEE

WHAT WAS

HAPPENING UNDER THE BIG TOP.

IN A STATE FACING ATTACK,

GOD IS ON

THE MOVE.

THE EPICENTER IS BURLINGTON,

NORTH

CAROLINA, WHERE GLOWING

CROWDS NOW

MEET UNDER THIS TENT.

THERE IS 2500-3000 PEOPLE

EACH NIGHT

AND THEY HELD A YOUTH NIGHT

WHERE MORE

THAN 5,000 PEOPLE SHOWED UP.

THE REVIVAL BEGAN -- MOTHER'S

DAY.

HE SENSED THAT GOD WANTED TO

DO MORE.

BROTHER RANDY GOT UP AND

SAID, I

DON'T BELIEVE GOD'S DONE, AND

I SAID,

I DON'T EITHER.

IT'S AMAZING TO BE A PART

OF THIS.

WE HAVE BEEN PRAYING FOR THIS

FOR MANY

YEARS AND WE'VE BEEN PRAYING

ABOUT

THIS LOCALLY AND NATIONALLY

AND SEE

HOW GOD HAS ORCHESTRATED THIS

AND

BROUGHT IT TOGETHER.

THE REVIVAL OUTGREW THE

SANCTUARY.

THIS MAN ALLOWED THIS TO BE

PUT ON HIS

PROPERTY.

THE LAST TIME I REMEMBER

ANY OF

THIS HAPPENING WAS IN 1951

WHERE I

ATTENDED A TENT MEETING AND

THE YOUNG

EVANGELIST BILLY GRAHAM WAS

SPEAKING.

TO MY WILDEST IMAGINATION.

I WOULD NEVER HAVE THOUGHT OF

WHAT

HE'S DONE.

I'M AMAZED AT WHAT GOD IS

DOING MANY

MORE THAN 400 PEOPLE HAVE

ACCEPTED

JESUS CHRIST INCLUDING

BUSINESSMAN.

I HAVEN'T BEEN TO CHURCH

IN 11 1/2

YEARS.

EVERY SUNDAY AND WEDNESDAY.

MY DAUGHTER WOULD GO DOWN TO

THE ALTER

AND PRAY FOR DADDY AND MOMMA.

GOD ANSWERED THAT LITTLE

GIRL'S PRAYER.

I BELIEVE THAT WITH ALL MY

HEART.

HE SAW HIS SIX-YEAR-OLD

DAUGHTER

ACCEPT CHRIST.

WE TALKED A LITTLE BIT AND

I SAID

DO YOU THINK JESUS IS TALKING

TO YOU

ABOUT SOMETHING AND SHE SAID,

I WANT

TO BE SAVED.

I'M GRATEFUL AND THANKFUL

THAT MY

CHILDREN GET TO SEE THIS.

THEY WILL ALWAYS KNOW THAT

GOD IS

REAL.

A GOD WHO IS REAL AND A

GOD WHO

SAVES.

MARK MARTIN, CBN NEWS,

BURLINGTON,

NORTH CAROLINA.

EVANGELIST CC TOWNS HAS

ALREADY

ANNOUNCED THAT THE BURLINGTON

REVIVAL

RESUMES MAY 1, 2017.

WE'LL BE THERE TO TELL YOU

ALL ABOUT

IT.

COMING UP.

SEE HOW THIS MISSIONARY IS

BRINGING

HELP AND HOPE TO THE PEOPLE

OF RIO.

> THE DARKEST PLACES ON

EARTH ARE

THE ONES MOST NEEDING OF

LIGHT.

THAT'S WHY SHE BRINGS HOPE TO

CHILDREN

OF THE SLUMS IN RIO DE

JANEIRO.

WE REPORT HOW SHE'S CHANGING

THE LIVES

IN A ONCE CRIME INFESTED

NEIGHBORHOOD.

SHE WALKS THE STREETS IN

RIO DE

JANEIRO RECEIVING HUGS AND

AFFECTION.

BUT AT FIRST IT WAS NOT SO.

SHE ARRIVED 26 YEARS AGO.

THIS WAS RIO'S MOST VIOLENT

PLACE, AN

AREA KNOWN AS WITCHCRAFT.

PLEASE DO NOT ENTER HERE.

A WHITE CROSS, HUMAN

SACRIFICES WERE

MADE. BUT SHE FELT SOMETHING

SPECIAL

FOR THE CHILDREN.

THIS HERE, IS THE MAJORITY

OF THE

MOTHERS ARE SINGLE MOTHERS

BECAUSE

MOST OF THEIR HUSBANDS ARE IN

PRISON.

IN THE HANDS OF EVERYBODY.

AND THEY BEGIN LOOKING TO THE

BANDITS

AS THE HEROES.

THAT'S HOW SHE FOUNDED THE

HOUSE OF

MARY AND MARTHA.

A HOUSE OF EVANGELIST THAT

OFFERS

SUPPORT.

HE VISITED THE SLUMS.

UNDER THE ARMS OF THE

CHRIST THE

REDEEMER STATUTE HERE IN RIO

DE

JANEIRO, THE CHILDREN IN

SANTA MARTA

FAIL TO SURVIVE.

BUT THE GROUP OF JESUS CHRIST

AND THE

MISSIONARY TEAMWORK HARD TO

BRING HOPE

TO THESE CHILDREN

HE CAME TO SANTA MARTA

WHEN HE WAS

A BOY.

I STARTED TO COME TO THE

HOUSE OF

MARY AND MARTHA WHEN I WAS 4

YEARS

OLD. THEN I CONTINUED MY

EDUCATION

OUTSIDE AND THEN I KEPT

CONTACT. YEARS

AGO SHE CALLED ME AND I CAME

BACK AS A

TEACHER.

IT HAS THE SUPPORT OF MANY

ACROSS

THE AREA.

SHE IS A WOMAN THAT WAS

CARVED FOR

THIS JOB.

GOD CALLS PEOPLE WITH A

VOCATION.

HER WORK IS HIGHLY RESPECTED

HERE.

SHE IS A SERIOUS WOMAN.

THAT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO ME.

THE MISSIONARY APPRECIATES

HELP BUT

SURE THAT GOD PROVIDES

SUPERNATURALLY,

THAT'S WHY HER PANTRY IS

ALWAYS FULL.

STILL SHE HAS A SPECIAL

REQUEST.

MY NEEDS FOR EVERYTHING

BECAUSE I

WORK UNDER THREAT AND IN

DANGER ALL

THE TIME BECAUSE YOU NEVER

KNOW WHO IS

GOING TO, I KNOW THAT, I HAVE

ADVERSARY THAT WANTS TO STOP

ME.

I FEEL THIS EVERY TIME.

I NEED PRAYER BECAUSE I KNOW

THAT

EVERYTHING IS SUPPOSED TO GO

IN MY

LIFE BECAUSE THERE ARE PEOPLE

WAITING

FOR ME.

GARY LANE, CBN NEWS.

THANK YOU, GARY.

THERE IS POWER IN PRAYER.

IT'S BEEN A REMARKABLE YEAR.

JUST UNPRECEDENTED NUMBER OF

REVIVALS

ALL OVER THE US AND THE WORLD.

WE'LL HAVE MORE AMAZING

STORIES.

STAY WITH USMENT WE'LL BE

RIGHT BACK.

> FINALLY THIS WEEK,

AMERICA'S

PACIFIC NORTHWEST IS OFTEN

CALLED THE

NUN ZONE BECAUSE PEOPLE

LIVING THERE

CLAIM NO AFFILIATION. BUT ONE

CHURCH

FOUND A SECRET TO REACHING

THE

UNREACHABLE. ROBERT SHOWS US

THE

SUCCESS WHEN THEY WENT BACK

TO THE

BIBLE.

YEARS AGO IT LOOKED PRETTY

BLEAK

FOR THIS WESTERN COMMUNITY

CHURCH.

A 90-YEAR-OLD CONGREGATION.

I PUBLISHED THAT OUR GOING

OUT OF

BUSINESS DATE WAS NOVEMBER

2011 IF IT

DIDN'T IMPROVE.

THE MORE THE CITY GREW,

THE MORE

PEOPLE CHANGED.

MANY FELT THEY HAD TO ROLL

WITH

THESE CHANGES IF THEY WANTED

TO REACH

THESE PEOPLE.

IF WE ARE HOPING TO STAY

IN

BUSINESS HERE, WE HAVE TO

KNOW HOW TO

TAKE SECULARS TO HEAVEN IN A

WAY THEY

WILL GLADLY GO.

AFTER SEVERAL ATTEMPTS,

THE

CHURCHES STARTED SOMETHING

FROM

BIBLICAL TIMES.

ONCE WE STARTED TO OWN

THAT, WE

TRIED EVERYTHING ELSE AND

FAILED

MISERABLY.

IT TOOK 2 WEEKS FOR THE

COMMUNITY

DINNERS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

THEY WERE FLOODING AT US.

THIS IS A FAMILY DINNER TABLE

FOR THIS

NEIGHBORHOOD.

WE ALWAYS WANTED TO HAVE A

FAMILY

NEIGHBORHOOD AND JESUS IS

PROVIDING

THIS.

IT'S NOT REAL RELIGIOUS BUT

VERY

INSPIRING TO US.

EACH NIGHT OF THE WEEK,

COMMUNITY

DINNERS OPEN THEIR DOORS

SOMEWHERE IN

SEATTLE AND INVITE PEOPLE TO

SHARE A

MEAL TOGETHER WHILE SPREADING

THE NEWS

OF GOD'S LOVE.

ONE THING I NOTICE IS THE

PEACE IN

THE ROOM.

PEOPLE COME IN AND THEY SAY,

I FEEL

PEACEFUL.

HE LITERALLY HELPED SPREAD

THIS

GOSPEL COMMUNITY 3 YEARS AGO.

HE SEE'S THE DINNER TABLE

AS A

DISCIPLE SHIP TOOL.

ABOUT TWO 1/2 MONTHS, HE

ALWAYS

SAYS, I'M NOT CHRISTIAN, I'M

ACTUALLY

BUDDHIST.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT THIS IS BUT

I FEEL

ENCOURAGED AND I FEEL LOVE.

BRANDON WANTED THIS

CONNECTION TO A

MAN HE INVITED OFF THE

STREET.

SOMETIMES I COME HERE AND

I DON'T

FEEL LIKE BEING HERE AND

BRANDON WOULD

GUIDE ME THROUGH IT AND PRAY

WITH ME.

THAT'S WHY I KEEP COMING

HERE. GOD

DRIVES ME BACK TO THESE

PEOPLE.

IF I'M NOT DOING THIS, I'M

DOING OTHER

STUFF.

THEY CHANGED MY LIFE.

IN A CITY NOT KNOWN FOR

FAITH,

COMMUNITY DINNER CHURCHES

COULD HELP

CHANGE THAT PERCEPTION.

20 NEW LOCATIONS ARE PLANNED

ONE FOR

EACH WALKING VILLAGE IN

SEATTLE.

THE IDEA IS PICKING UP

STEAM.

COMMUNITY DINNERS HAVE

GARNERED

NATIONAL ATTENTION FROM

PASTORS AROUND

THE COUNTRY.

$1600 A MONTH, YOU CAN

OPEN UP A

CHURCH THAT CAN TAKE CARE OF

150

PEOPLE A WEEK. SO MANY IS NOT

REALLY

MUCH OF AN ISSUE WHEN IT'S

THAT

INEXPENSIVE.

NOW THEY OFFER AFFORDABLE

HOUSING

AND JOB ASSISTANCE AS PART OF

THEIR

SERVICE.

EAT TOGETHER, INCLUDE THE

POOR AND

THE STRANGER AND REMEMBER ME,

TALK

ABOUT ME.

WHAT BETTER DISCIPLE SHIP IS

THERE

WHEN YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT

CHRIST

EVERY WEEK.

VERNON AND HIS TEAM HAVE

ANSWERED

THE CALL TO JESUS.

LEARNING THAT IT JUST TAKES A

LITTLE

TO REACH A GREAT AMOUNT OF

PEOPLE.

REPORTING FROM SEATTLE,

ABIGAIL

ROBINSON.

CBN NEWS.

THANKS FOR JOINING US THIS

WEEK.

UNTIL NEXT WEEK, GOOD-BYE AND

GOD

BLESS YOU.

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