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CBN NewsWatch: January 4, 2017

On CBN Newswatch, January 4: Congress moves to repeal Obamacare, recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital; Is a heretic delivering the inaugural prayer? Paula White answers critics, and more. Read Transcript


Efrem: AHEAD ON

"NEWSWATCH," IT IS

OFFICIAL.

NEW MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

HAVE BEEN SWORN IN, AND IT

IS NOW TIME TO GET TO

WORK.

PLUS, FIDEL CASTRO'S

VICTIMS ARE MAKING THEIR

OWN FUTURE.

SEE WHY CUBANS ARE STILL

FLEEING THE ISLAND THEY

LOVE IN SEARCH OF FREEDOM.

AND THEY INVESTED THEIR

LIFE SAVINGS INTO ORPHANS.

AN AMAZING COUPLE HAS

GIVEN EVERYTHING TO SHOW

LOVE TO ABANDONED CHILDREN

IN CHINA.

> AND THANK YOU FOR

JOINING US FOR CBN

"NEWSWATCH."

I'M EFREM GRAHAM.

NEW MEMBERS OF THE 115th

CONGRESS HAVE BEEN SWORN

INTO OFFICE.

NOW THE REPUBLICAN-LED

HOUSE AND SENATE ARE READY

TO TACKLE MUCH OF

PRESIDENT-ELECT DONALD

TRUMP'S AGENDA.

INCLUDING REPEALING AND

REPLACING OBAMACARE.

AND HE IS MOVING CLOSER TO

CHOOSING A SUPREME COURT

NOMINEE.

MARK MARTIN IS ON THIS

STORY.

Reporter: AFTER BEING

SWORN INTO OFFICE IN TIME

FOR THE 115th CONGRESS

LED BY REPUBLICANS, THEY

GET DOWN TO BUSINESS.

AT THE TOP OF THEIR LIST,

REPEALING OBAMACARE, ONE

OF PRESIDENT-ELECT TRUMP'S

KEY CAMPAIGN PROMISES.

MIKE PENCE WILL MEET WITH

THE HOUSE G.O.P. TO

DISCUSS OBAMACARE.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO

LEGISLATION THAT WILL GIVE

US THE TOOLS TO ROLL BACK

THE AVALANCHE OF RED TAPE

AND REGULATIONS THAT HAVE

BEEN STIFLING AMERICAN

JOBS AND GROWTH.

Reporter: DEMOCRATS

PLAN TO PUT UP A FIGHT,

AND PRESIDENT OBAMA HEADS

TO CAPITOL HILL TO TALK TO

DEMOCRATS ABOUT PROTECTING

OBAMACARE.

THEY WANTHE SENATE WILL ALSO BE

INVOLVED IN ANOTHER MAJOR

ACTION BY THE INCOMING

PRESIDENT: VOTING ON HIS

CHOICE FOR A SUPREME COURT

JUSTICE TO REPLACE THE

LATE ANTONIN SCALIA.

POLTICO REPORTS THAT THE

PRESIDENT-ELECT IS CLOSER

TO PICKING A NOMINEE,

NARROWING DOWN HIS LIST TO

ABOUT SIX FINALISTS.

TRUMP'S GOAL IS TO MAKE

THAT APPOINTMENT ONE OF

THE FIRST THINGS HE DOES.

THE HOUSE G.O.P. IS FACING

A BACKLASH.

AMONG TOE THOSE PUSHING BACK,

TRUMP, WHO TWEETED AGAINST

THE MOVE ON THE HOUSE

ETHICS.

THE HEADLINES WERE WE

WEAKENED ETHICS, AND THAT

IS NOT VERY A GOOD

HEADLINE.

Reporter: THE HILL

REPORTS THAT G.O.P.

SENATORS HAVE ANNOUNCED

LEGISLATION TO RECOGNIZE

ISRAEL'S OFFICIAL CAPITAL

AS JERUSALEM, AND TO MOVE

THE U.S. EMBASSY FROM TEL

AVIV TO JERUSALEM.

TRUMP ALSO SUPPORTS MOVING

THE EMBASSY.

AND THERE HAS BEEN TALK

AMONG REPUBLICANS ABOUT

CUTTING FUNDING TO THE

UNITED NATIONS AFTER THE

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION

REFUSED TO SUPPORT ISRAEL

IN A VOTE AGAINST ISRAELI

SETTLEMENTS.

Efrem: FORD HAS

CANCELLED PLANS FOR A NEW

PLANT IN MEXICO.

IT SAYS NOW IT WILL INVEST

IN A U.S. FACTORY IN

MICHIGAN INSTEAD.

THE NEWS CAME AFTER

PRESIDENT-ELECT DONALD

TRUMP CRITICIZED PLANS TO

BUILD THAT PLANT IN

MEXICO.

HE HAD THREATENED A 35%

TAX.

AND HE THREATENED THEM

WITH A TAX ON SOME

IMPORTED SMALL CARS.

PRESIDENT-ELECT TRUMP

AND INTELLIGENCE OFFICIALS

APPEAR TO BE AT ODDS OVER

THE INTELLIGENCE BRIEFING

ABOUT RUSSIA'S

INTERFERENCE IN THE 2016

ELECTION.

TRUMP SAYS IT WAS DELAYED.

INTELLIGENCE OFFICIALS ARE

DISPUTING THOSE CLAIMS.

TRUMP TOOK TO TWITTER TO

SHARE HIS OPINION SAYING:

PERHAPS MORE TIME NEEDED

TO BUILD A CASE.

AND THERE ARE QUOTATION

MARKS AROUND THE WORLD

"INTELLIGENCE."

ALABAMA SUPREME COURT

HAS VOTED UPHOLDING THE

RIGHTS OF UNBORN CHILDREN

AS HUMAN BEINGS.

THE CASE CENTERS AROUND A

MOTHER WHO IS SUING HER

DOCTOR OVER THE DEATH OF

HER UNBORN CHILD.

THE CASE CAN PROCEED

BECAUSE THE CASE CONFIRMS

THAT UNBORN CHILDREN HAD

HUMAN RIGHTS AT ANY STAGE.

AND THOMAS PARKER ALSO

WROTE DEFENDING UNBORN

LIFE SAYING, QUOTE,

"UNBORN CHILDREN, WHETHER

THEY HAVE THE ABILITY TO

REACH LIFE OUTSIDE OF

THEIR MOTHER'S WOMB ARE

ENTITLED TO PROTECTIONS

UNDER THE LAW."

A MAN IS RECEIVING

DEATH THREATS FOR

SUPPORTING A WOMAN ON

DEATH ROW.

HIS OWN FATHER WAS KILLED

FOR OPPOSING THE COUNTRY'S

BLASPHEMY LAWS AND

SUPPORTING ASIA BIBI.

ASIA BIBI IS ACCUSED OF

BLASPHEMY AGAINST ISLAM

BECAUSE SHE DEFENDED HER

CHRISTIAN FAITH.

ISLAMISTS BEGAN DEMANDING

ACTION AGAINST HIM.

HIS TWITTER ACCOUNT CAN NO

LONGER BE SEEN.

PEOPLE IN ISRAEL ARE

WAITING TO SEE IF

PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS ANY

OTHER SURPRISES IN STORE

FOR THE JEWISH STATE.

AFTER HIS ADMINISTRATION

FAILED TO BLOCK A UNITED

NATIONS' RESOLUTION

CONDEMNING ISRAEL

SETTLEMENTS.

THAT MOVE COULD HAVE

SERIOUS REPERCUSSIONS FOR

ISRAEL IN THE YEAR AHEAD.

CHRIS MITCHELL BRINGS US

THAT STORY FROM JERUSALEM.

Chris: FOR THOUSANDS

OF YEARS, JEWS HAVE PRAYED

AT THE WESTERN WALL IN

JERUSALEM.

IT WAS PART OF THE OUTSIDE

WALL OF THE SECOND TEMPLE

DURING THE TIME OF JESUS.

NOW IT IS OCCUPIED

PALESTINIAN TERRITORY.

THIS RESOLUTION WILL GO

DOWN AS ANOTHER SHAMEFUL

RESOLUTION, BUT IT WILL BE

THROWN INTO THE HISTORY.

Chris: JUST BEFORE

CHRISTMAS, THE U.S.

ABSTAINED FROM VOTING

AGAINST U.N. SECURITY

COUNCIL RESOLUTION 2334,

CONDEMNING ISRAELI

SETTLEMENTS IN BIBLICAL

JUDEAN SETTLEMENTS, ALSO

KNOWN AS THE WEST BANK.

AND THE U.S. ABANDONED ITS

LONG-TIME POLICY.

IT IS UNFORTUNATE TO

SEE SOMEONE WHO CLAIMS TO

BE A FRIEND, THIS

ADMINISTRATION, BASICALLY

ABANDON US IN SUCH A

PROFOUND WAY.

Chris: IN A VERY LONG

SPEECH, SECRETARY OF STATE

KERRY ARGUED THAT

CONDEMNING SETTLEMENTS WAS

THE BEST WAY TO PROMOTE

ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN PEACE.

NATALI BENNETT SAID THE

RESOLUTION WAS LIKE A

SELF-INFLICTED WOUND FOR

THE WORLD.

IT GAVE BACK WIND TO

THOUSANDS OF TERRORISTS

AROUND THE WORLD THAT WANT

TO DESTROY ISRAEL.

BECAUSE WHEN THEY SEE THE

U.N. TAKING SUCH A CRAZY

RESOLUTION AGAINST ISRAEL,

ESSENTIALLY SAYING THAT

JERUSALEM IS OCCUPIED

TERRITORY...

Chris: PALESTINIANS

WERE PLEASED WITH THE

DECISION.

THEY HOPE IT WILL FORCE

ISRAEL TO GIVE THEM LAND

WITHOUT GIVING ANYTHING IN

EXCHANGE.

WE KNOW IT WAS A

PREMEDITATED MOVE BY THE

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION,

TOGETHER WITH PALESTINIANS

AGAINST ISRAEL.

Chris: ISRAEL SAYS IT

HAS EVIDENCE IT WILL GIVE

INCOMING PRESIDENT TRUMP

THAT THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION HELPED

WRITE THE RESOLUTION.

THE EGYPTIAN DAILY

PUBLISHED THE MINUTES OF A

SECRET MEETING BETWEEN

KERRY AND NATIONAL

SECURITY ADVISOR SUSAN

RICE AND P.L.O. SECRETARY

SAEED ARATAT.

THE MINUTES SAY THAT THE

SIDES AGREED TO

COLLABORATE REGARDING A

RESOLUTION ON THE

SETTLEMENTS.

THE AMERICAN SIDE FOCUSED

ON COORDINATION OF

POSITIONS BETWEEN

WASHINGTON AND MA RAMALLAH,

WHICH WAS BROUGHT TO A

VOTE IN THE SECURITY

COUNCIL AND ADOPTED.

IT IS NOT CLEAR WHAT CAN

BE DONE TO REVERSE THE

AFFECTEFFECTS OF THE RESOLUTION,

BUT MANY ARE CONCERNED

THAT THE UP COMING PARIS

PEACE CONFERENCE WILL

DELIVER YET ANOTHER

INTERNATIONAL BLOW TO THE

JEWISH STATE.

CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

JERUSALEM.

PAULA WHITE IS

REJECTING CRITICISM OVER

HER BELIEF OF THE, QUOTE,

"PROSPERITY GOSPEL."

SHE WILL DELIVER THE

INAUGURATION ON

JANUARY 20th, BUT SOME

PEOPLE ARE NOT HAPPY ABOUT

IT.

SOME EVANGELICAL LEADERS

HAVE DENOUNCED HER AS A

CHARLOTTETIN.

AND SHE SAID, I THANK GOD

HE HAS PLENTY OF FAITH OF

ME.

> ELLEN DEGENERES SAYS

GOSPEL SINGER KIM BERRELL

IS NOT GOING TO APPEAR ON

HER SHOW, AS SCHEDULED.

SHE IS ONE OF THE MOST

PROMINENT LESBIANS IN

HOLLYWOOD.

BARRELL SAID THE SPIRIT OF

DELUSION HAS DECEIVED MANY

MEN AND WOMEN.

SHE WAS SCHEDULED TO

PERFORM WITH PHARRELL

WILLIAMS ON THE SHOW

TOMORROW.

> CUBANS REMEMBER THE

TYRANT WHO DESTROYED THEIR

HOME LAND.

CHUCK HOLTON SPEAKS WITH

THE REFUGEES FROM THE

ISLAND NATION.

Efrem: FIDEL CASTRO

TOOK POWER IN CUBA IN

TOOK POWER IN CUBA IN

1959.

HE RULED THAT COUNTRY AS A

DICTATOR FOR NEARLY 50

YEARS.

AND MILLIONS OF CUBANS

FLED TO THE UNITED STATES

TO ESCAPE OPPRESSION UNDER

HIS REGIME.

WHEN CASTRO DIED LAST YEAR

AT 90 YEARS OLD, SOME

CELEBRATED WHILE OTHERS

MOURNED HIS PASSING.

CHUCK HOLTON TRAVELLED TO

MIAMI TO SEE HOW CUBAN

AMERICANS FEEL ABOUT THE

FUTURE OF THE COUNTRY THEY

ONCE CALLED HOME.

Reporter: THIS IS

DOMINO PARK IN THE MIAMI

NEIGHBORHOOD OF LITTLE

HAVANA.

THESE MEN COME EVERY DAY

TO PLAY DOMINOS AND TELL

STORIES.

AND EVEN THOUGH THIS IS

AMERICA, YOU COULD EASILY

BELIEVE YOU WERE MUCH

FURTHER SOUTH, BACK IN

CUBA.

IT IS A LITTLE REMINDER IN

MIAMI OF THE COUNTRY AND

THE CULTURE THESE MEN LEFT

BEHIND IN SEARCH OF A

BETTER LIFE.

MORE THAN TWO MILLION

CUBANS HAVE FLED THE

ISLAND SINCE 1959, SEEKING

POLITICAL ASYLUM AND

ESCAPING EXTREME POVERTY.

MOST LIVE IN MIAMI, WHERE

THEY LOVE FLOWE THEIR COFFEE AS

MUCH AS THEY HATE THE

DICTATOR WHO DROVE THEM

OUT.

MY FATHER WHO IS WISE

AT 90 -- ALMOST 91 YEARS

OLD -- HE WAS NOT CELEB

CELEBRATORY BECAUSE HE

FEARED THERE WAS GOING TO

BE BUSINESS AS USUAL.

BUT WHAT ABOUT THE

FAMILIES THAT HAVE BEEN

HURT?

YOU DON'T FORGET YOUR

FAMILY MEMBERS THAT WERE

KILLED AND THOSE WHO WERE

PERSECUTED AND THOSE, LIKE

MY FATHER, WHO WERE IN

PRISON.

WHO STILL DON'T HAVE THE

RIGHT IN CUBA TO SPEAK OUT

AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT.

WHO DON'T HAVE ANY OPTIONS

OF ANY CHANGE IN THE

GOVERNMENT.

AND EVEN THE RELIGIOUS

EXPRESSION IS STILL

MONITORED.

SO WITH THAT DEGREE OF

CENSORSHIP, IT IS HARD TO

BE EXCITED ABOUT ANY

OPENING OR CHANGE.

Reporter: HIS FATHER

WAS A PASTOR IN CUBA WHO

GOT ARRESTED IN THE

1960s FOR PREACHING THE

THE GOSPEL.

[SPEAKING IN SPANISH

LANGUAGE]

Through Translator:

THERE WERE MANY.

WE DON'T KNOW HOW MANY.

AND IN MANY PLACES THEY

SENT THEM TO THE FIRING

SQUAD AND KILLED THEM.

Reporter: AFTER HE

WAS TAKEN, HE WAS SENT TO

A FORCED LABOR CAMP.

[SPEAKING IN SPANISH

LANGUAGE]

Through Translator:

WE HAD TO CUT SUGAR CANE.

THEY DID IT TO CAUSE

PROBLEMS FOR THE

CHRISTIANS.

SO THAT WE COULDN'T DO OUR

WORK FOR THE GOSPEL.

[SPEAKING IN SPANISH

LANGUAGE]

Through Translator:

THEY ONLY WANTED US TO BE

ABLE TO PREACH IN OUR

SANCTUARIES, NOT IN THE

COUNTRYSIDE.

THEY SAID WE WERE

DECEIVING THE PEOPLE.

[SPEAKING IN SPANISH

LANGUAGE]

Reporter: THEY

DECIDED TO JOIN MORE THAN

300,000 CUBANS WHO CAME BY

WAY OF THE FREEDOM FLIGHTS

THAT TOOK PLACE IN THE

1960s AND '70s.

[SPEAKING IN SPANISH

LANGUAGE]

Through Translator: I

DIDN'T WANT TO LEAVE CUBA,

BUT IN THE END SOME

BROTHERS FROM THE CHURCH

SAID, "PASTOR IT IS BETTER

THAT YOU GO BECAUSE OTHERS

CAN TAKE YOUR PLACE AND

YOU HAVE FOUR CHILDREN."

[SPEAKING IN SPANISH

LANGUAGE]

Reporter: HE KEPT

PREACHING ONCE HE ARRIVED

IN THE U.S.

AS HE ENTERS HIS TENTH

DECADE, HE HASN'T STOPPED

YET.

[SPEAKING IN SPANISH

LANGUAGE]

Through Translator: I

WILL CONTINUE TO BRING THE

WORD OF GOD UNTIL THE END

OF MY LIFE.

BECAUSE GOD DIDN'T CALL ME

FOR A DAY OR A YEAR BUT

FOR ALL OF MY LIFE.

I'M GOD'S.

I BELONG TO HIM.

[SPEAKING IN SPANISH

LANGUAGE]

Through Translator:

OVER THE LAST SEVERAL

YEARS, WARMING RELATIONS

BETWEEN THE U.S. AND CUBA

HAVE DONE NOTHING TO STEM

THE TIDE OF CUBANS

MIGRATING TO THE UNITED

STATES.

FROM 10,000 IN 2008 TO

NEARLY 50,000 IN 2016, THE

NUMBERS HAVE NOT

DIMINISHED.

THE PREFERRED ROUTE MANY

MIGRANTS TAKE THESE DAYS

IS THROUGH CENTRAL

AMERICA.

THEY FLY NORTH TO A

50-MILE STRETCH OF UNTAMED

JUNGLE.

THIS IS WHERE THE CUBANS

FACE WHAT FOR MANY WILL BE

THE MOST PERILOUS

CHALLENGE OF THEIR LIVES.

IMAGINE MAKING YOUR WAY

THROUGH DENSE RAINFOREST

LIKE THIS FOR NINE DAYS

SOLID, WITH NO FOOD TO EAT

AND NO WATER TO DRINK AND

JUST THE CLOTHES ON YOUR

BACK.

THE CUBANS COMING THROUGH

THIS JUNGLE ARE DOING THIS

EVERY DAY.

AND THEY DO IT FOR ONE

REASON ONLY: THAT'S

BECAUSE THEY DESPERATELY

DESIRE THE FREEDOM THAT

MOST AMERICANS TAKE FOR

GRANTED.

I SOLD MY DAUGHTER'S

HOUSE IN ORDER TO COME.

Reporter: 51-YEAR-OLD

MERRIAM BARELY SURVIVED

THE JOURNEY.

IF I MADE IT THROUGH

THE JUNGLE, IT WAS BY

THINKING OF MY DAUGHTER.

BECAUSE IF I HAD NOT, I

WOULD HAVE DIED.

IT WAS TERRIBLE.

Reporter: BUT SHE IS

NOT ENDURING THIS ARDUOUS

TRIP JUST TO IMPROVE HER

ECONOMIC SITUATION.

THEY CALL IT THE

AMERICAN DREAM, BUT FOR ME

IT ISN'T THAT.

FOR ME, IT IS THE LIBERTY

THAT YOU HAVE IN YOUR

HOME, THAT YOU CAN SPEAK,

DO, AND SAY WHAT YOU

THINK.

THIS IS WHAT I WANT.

Reporter: 56-YEAR-OLD

HECTOR AGREES.

Through Translator:

THE UNITE UNITED STATES, FOR US

CUBANS, IS A FREE COUNTRY.

I LEFT BEHIND MY

DAUGHTERS, MY GRANDKIDS, A

MOTHER.

IT'S DIFFICULT.

Reporter Through Translator:

NOW, IN THIS MOMENT, IS

THE ONLY CHANCE WE HAVE TO

LEAVE CUBA AND LEAVE

BEHIND THE CASTRO REGIME.

Reporter: THESE NEW

MIGRANTS JOINED WITH THE

OLD IN CELEBRATING THE

NEWS OF FIDEL CASTRO'S

PASSING.

HE SAID, WE DON'T

CELEBRATE ANY MAN'S DEATH,

BUT HE AND I WILL

CELEBRATE WHEN THERE IS

REAL CHANGE IN CUBA, WHEN

THERE IS REAL FREEDOM IN

CUBA.

WE WOULD LOVE TO SEE A

DEMOCRATIC FORM OF

GOVERNMENT, AND THEN WE

CAN CELEBRATE.

[SPEAKING IN SPANISH

LANGUAGE]

Through Translator:

CUBA IS STILL SUFFERING.

WE NEED TO KEEP PRAYING

FOR CUBA BECAUSE WE DON'T

REALLY KNOW HOW IT WILL

ALL TURN OUT.

[SPEAKING IN SPANISH

LANGUAGE]

Reporter: CHUCK

HOLTON, CBN NEWS, MIAMI,

FLORIDA.

Efrem: UP NEXT, THE

BIBLE SAYS TRUE RELIGION

MEANS TAKING CARE OF

ORPHANS.

WE'LL SHOW YOU HOW SOME

CHRISTIANS DECIDED TO PUT

FEET TO THEIR FAITH, AND

THAT JOURNEY TOOK THEM ALL

THE WAY TO CHINA.

Efrem: IN CHINA,

TIGHTER AND TIGHTER

RESTRICTIONS AND GROWING

OBJECTIONS TO FOREIGN

ADOPTIONS HAVE LEFT MANY

CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL

NEEDS WITHOUT HOMES OR

PARENTS.

BUT AN AUSTRALIAN COUPLE

HEARD GOD'S CALL, AND THE

HUSBAND AND WIFE LEFT THE

COMFORTS OF THEIR COUNTRY

ON A MISSION TO BRING

HEALING AND LOVE TO THESE

PRECIOUS CHILDREN.

MUNG FE LI HAS THE STORY.

Reporter: CHILDREN

PLAYING, MILING SMILING AND

HAVING FUN, THIS IS A HOME

OF JOY AND BLESSING.

THESE CHILDREN ARE

SPECIAL.

MOST OF THEM WERE BORN

WITH VARIOUS PHYSICAL

CHALLENGES, SUCH AS HEART

FAILURE, BLINDNESS, AND

LUNG DISEASE.

BECAUSE THEY COULD NOT

AFFORD THE MEDICAL EXPENSE

REQUIRED TO TREAT THEIR

KIDS, SOME PARENTS

RELUCTANTLY ABANDONED

THEIR OWN CHILDREN.

ACCORDING TO A RECENT

REPORT, THERE ARE AS MANY

AS 50,000 SPECIAL-NEEDS

ORPHANS IN CHINA.

AND ROUGHLY 600,000

ORPHANS NATIONWIDE.

SOME GROUPS PUT THE

NATIONWIDE NUMBER AT

CLOSER TO ONE MILLION.

DR. JOYCE HILL IS A FAMILY

MEDICAL PRACTITIONER.

SHE AND HER HUSBAND,

ROBIN, HAVE LIVED IN CHINA

FOR 20 YEARS.

ON THEIR FIRST TRIP HERE,

THEY ENCOUNTERED ABANDONED

BABIES AT A LOCAL

ORPHANAGE.

THEN DOC GAVE THE GOD GAVE THEM A

SPECIAL MISSION.

WHEN THEY HELD A

4-YEAR-OLD CHILD, THEY

WERE DEEPLY TOUCHED.

THEY POINTED TO THE

WINDOW, AND IT WAS LIKE I

WASN'T SURE WHAT THE CHILD

WAS MEANING BY THAT,

WHETHER THEY JUST WANTED

TO LOOK OUTSIDE.

BUT IT FELT LIKE, TAKE ME

OUT OF HERE.

IN MANY WAYS IT SORT OF

BROKE MY HEART.

Reporter: THE HILLS

PRAYED AND KNEW THEY WOULD

RETURN TO THIS COUNTRY AND

MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

IN NOVEMBER 2002, THE

HILLS USED THEIR SAVINGS

TO START THE "NEW HOPE

FOUNDATION."

THE ONLY THING THEY HAD

LEFT WAS THEIR FAITH.

SHE LOOKED AT ME AND

SHE SAID, YOU KNOW, I

REALLY THINK THAT GOD IS

ASKING US TO GET INTO A

RIVER.

I HAVE NO CLUE WHERE WE'RE

GOING TO END UP, BUT I

WOULD LIKE TO ASK THESE

GUYS FOR A THIRD OF THE

LAND THEY'RE GOING TO BUY.

WE'LL BUILD A SMALL FOSTER

HOME AND WE'LL LOOK AT

SICK, ORPHANED BABIES.

Reporter: THEIR

FINANCIAL SUPPORT SOON

CAME FROM FRIENDS AND

OTHER DONORS.

AND BY 2015, THEY HAD

COLLECTED A TOTAL OF

$5 MILLION.

THEY OPENED UP TWO MORE

ORPHANAGES.

I REMEMBER AT THE TIME,

THE SCRIPTURE THAT WAS

IMPRESSED INTO ME SO

DEEPLY WAS, UNLESS A SEED

FALLS INTO THE GROUND AND

DIES, NO FRUIT WILL BEAR.

Reporter: CHRISTIANS

REGULARLY TRAVEL FROM

OTHER NATIONS TO PROVIDE

ADDITIONAL HELP TO THE

MINISTRY.

AND WE'RE VERY EXCITED

TO BE A PART OF THIS

MINISTRY FOR THE SHORT

TIME THAT WE'RE HERE.

I THINK IT IS SO IMPORTANT

FOR THE BODY OF CHRIST TO

BE VERY INVOLVED IN ORPHAN

CARE.

AND I HOPE THAT OUR

STUDENTS CATCH THE VISION

FOR THAT WHILE THEY'RE

HERE.

Reporter: THE HILLS

BELIEVE FAITH AND

OBEDIENCE TO THE LORD ARE

CRITICAL TO THEIR

MINISTRY.

AND GOD HAS PROVIDED

FOR US.

AND HE PROVIDES OVER AND

OVER AGAIN.

SOMETIMES HE PROVIDES A

LITTLE MORE THAN WE NEED.

Reporter: BESIDES

HEALING THOSE PRECIOUS

LIVES, THE HILLS ALSO FIND

OPPORTUNITIES TO MINISTER

TO THEIR STAFF.

EVENTUALLY THEY JOINED A

CHRISTIAN FAMILY, LIKE

THEIR FORMER ATHEIST

OFFICE ASSISTANT CHI WONG.

ROBIN AND JOYCE ALWAYS

TALKED TO ME ABOUT GOD'S

UNCONDITIONAL LOVE.

I NEVER KNEW WHAT IT

MEANT, AND WHY THEY HELPED

THOSE KIDS WITH THEIR OWN

MONEY.

NOW I'M A CHRISTIAN, AND I

KNOW IT WAS JESUS WHO

BROUGHT US ALL TOGETHER.

Reporter: CHINA

RECENTLY ADOPTED A NEW

LAW, REGULATING

INTERNATIONAL AND

GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATIONS

WITHIN LARGE CITIES.

SOME N.G.O.s HALTED

THEIR PROJECTS.

THEY WORRIED FUTURE

RESOURCES WILL BE SLIMMER.

HOWEVER, THE HILLS ARE

STILL GOING STRONG,

BELIEVING THAT GOD IS NOT

FINISHED WITH THEM.

> MUNG FE LI FOR CBN

NEWS, BEIJING, CHINA.

Efrem: TIM MUSIC STAR

CARRIE UNDERWOOD SURPRISED

THE CROWD.

THEY SHOWED UP DURING

DAVID CROWD'S PERFORMANCE

AND LED WORSHIP.

SHE TWEETED AFTERWARDS

SAYING, WHAT AN INCREDIBLE

NIGHT.

THANKS FOR LETTING ME BE A

SMALL PART OF IT.

> PASSION IS THE ANNUAL

CONFERENCE THAT DRAWS

STUDENTS FROM AROUND THE

WORLD TO LISTEN AND TO

WORSHIP AND GROW THEIR

FAITH.

> RIGHT NOW IT IS TIME

FOR YOUR WEDNESDAY WORD,

AND IN LIGHT OF THE NEU

YEAR, THAT WORD IS

"TRANSFORMATION."

REMEMBER THIS: AT THE

STROKE OF MIDNIGHT ON

JANUARY 1 INSTANTLY MARK

THE START OF A NEW YEAR.

IT DID NOT INSTANTLY MAKE

A NEW YOU.

THAT TAKES A MIND

TRANSFORMATION.

THAT IS GOING TO REQUIRE

YOU TO DIG DEEP INTO THE

WORD OF GOD.

DO THE WORK, RENEW YOUR

MIND, AND BE TRANSFORMED

THIS YEAR.

WITH THAT WORD, MAKE THIS

IS A WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY.

> THIS IS GOING TO DO IT

FOR THIS EDITION OF CBN

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