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George: THIS WEEK ON

"CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS,"

BETRAYAL AT THE UNITED

NATIONS.

THE SECURITY COUNCIL VOTES

TO MARGINALIZE ISRAEL.

WHY DIDN'T THE U.S. STOP

IT, AND WHAT MIGHT BE

COMING UP NEXT?

> PLUS...

IT'S A PLACE WHERE IF

YOU'RE THIRSTY, YOU'LL GET

SOMETHING TO DRINK.

IF YOU'RE HUNGRY, YOU'LL

GET FED.

IF YOU DON'T HAVE A PLACE,

YOU'LL FIND A PLACE.

AND IF YOU DON'T HAVE A

FAMILY, YOU'LL JOIN OURS.

George: SEE THE

AMAZING STORY OF HOW ONE

CHURCH IN IOWA IS REACHING

REFUGEES FROM ACROSS THE

WORLD.

AND...THEY INVESTED THEIR

LIFE SAVINGS INTO ORPHANS.

SEE HOW THIS AMAZING

COUPLE HAS GIVEN

EVERYTHING TO SHOW LOVE TO

ABANDONED CHILDREN IN

CHINA.

> AND HELLO, EVERYONE.

WELCOME TO THIS WEEK'S

EDITION OF "CHRISTIAN

WORLD NEWS."

MY NAME IS GEORGE THOMAS.

MY COLLEAGUE, WENDY

GRIFFITH, IS OUT ON

ASSIGNMENT.

> WELL, PEOPLE IN ISRAEL

ARE WAITING TO SEE IF

PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS ANY

OTHER SURPRISES IN STORE

FOR THE JEWISH STATE.

THIS AFTER HIS

ADMINISTRATION FAILS TO

BLOCK A UNITED NATIONS'

RESOLUTION CONDEMNING

ISRAELI SETTLEMENTS.

THAT MOVE COULD HAVE

SERIOUS REPERCUSSIONS FOR

ISRAEL IN THE YEARS 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 JEWISH

TEMPLE DURING THE TIME OF

JESUS.

NOW ACCORDING TO THE

UNITED NATIONS' SECURITY

COUNCIL, IT IS OCCUPIED

PALESTINIAN TERRITORY.

THIS RESOLUTION WILL GO

DOWN AS ANOTHER SHAMEFUL

RESOLUTION, BUT IT WILL

THROWN INTO HISTORY.

Chris: JUST BEFORE

CHRISTMAS, THE U.S.

ABSTAINED FROM VOTING

AGAINST U.N. SECURITY

COUNCIL RESOLUTION 2334,

CONDEMNING ISRAELI

SETTLEMENTS IN THE WEST

BANK.

IN DOING SO, THE U.S.

ABANDONED ITS LONG-TIME

POLICY OF VETOING

ANTI-AERIAL RESOLUTIONS.

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.

ISRAELI EDUCATION MINISTER

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,

IT IS ESSENTIALLY SAYING

THAT JERUSALEM IS OCCUPIED

TERRITORY.

Chris: PALESTINIANS

WERE PLEASED WITH THE U.N.

DECISION.

THEY HOPE IT WILL FORCE

ISRAEL TO GIVE THEM LAND

WITHOUT GIVING ANYTHING IN

EXCHANGE.

WE KNOW NOW IT WAS A

PREMEDITATED MOVE BY THE

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION,

TOGETHER WITH THE

PALESTINIANS, AGAINST

ISRAEL.

Chris: ISRAEL SAYS IT

HAS EVIDENCE THAT IT WILL

GIVE INCOMING PRESIDENT

TRUMP THAT THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION HELPED

WRITE THE RESOLUTION.

ACCORDING TO THE EGYPTIAN

DAILY, THEY PUBLISHED THE

MINUTES OF A SECRET

MEETING BETWEEN KERRY AND

SUSAN RICE, AND P.L.O.

SECRETARY SAEED ARAFAT.

THE AMERICAN SIDE FOCUSED

ON COORDINATION OF

POSITIONS BETWEEN

WASHINGTON AND RAMALLAH

REGARDING THE RE RESOLUTION

ON THE SETTLEMENTS, WHICH

WAS BROUGHT TO A VOTE IN

THE SECURITY COUNCIL AND

ADOPTED.

IT IS NOT CLEAR WHAT CAN

BE DONE TO REVERSE THE

EFFECTS OF THE RESOLUTION,

BUT MANY ARE CONCERNED

THAT THE UP COMING PARIS

PEACE CONFERENCE WILL

DELIVER YET ANOTHER

INTERNATIONAL BLOW TO THE

JEWISH STATE.

George: CBN'S MIDDLE

EAST BUREAU CHIEF CHRIS

MITCHELL JOINS US FROM

JERUSALEM.

WHAT DOES THIS U.N.

RESOLUTION MEAN FOR THE

STATUS OF JERUSALEM?

Chris: WELL, FOR

JERUSALEM, GEORGE, IT

BASICALLY DIVIDES IT IN

HALF.

IT SAYS THE EASTERN PART

OF JERUSALEM, AND THAT

MEANS THE OLD CITY.

AND BEHIND ME -- YOU CAN

BARELY SEE IT HERE BECAUSE

IT IS DARK IN JERUSALEM,

BUT BEHIND THOSE WALLS

BEHIND ME ARE MORE THAN

3,000 YEARS OF JEWISH

HISTORY.

THAT INCLUDES THE WESTERN

WALL, THE CITY OF DAVID,

THE MOUNT OF OLIVES.

IT BASICALLY SAYS TO THE

PALESTINIANS -- IT

DECLARED IT OCCUPIED

PALESTINIAN TERRITORY.

IT IS A DRAMATIC CHANGE.

George: DOES IT, FOR

EXAMPLE, LEAVE ISRAEL IN A

WEAKER BARGAINING

POSITION?

Chris: DEFINITELY.

BECAUSE THE NEGOTIATIONS

BETWEEN THE ISRAELIS AND

PALESTINIANS HAVE BEEN

BASED FOR NEARLY 50 YEARS

ON A RESOLUTION CALLED 242

FROM 1967.

AND BASICALLY THAT WAS

LAND FOR PEACE.

THAT MEANT PART OF THE

SINAI, GAZA, AND THE WEST

BANK.

ISRAEL GAVE BACK THE SINAI

AND GAZA, AND THEY HAVE

GIVEN BACK PART OF THE

WEST BANK.

NOW IT BASICALLY DECLARES

THAT ALL OF THE WEST BANK,

FROM THE 1967 BORDERS IS

BASICALLY OCCUPIED

PALESTINIAN TERRITORY, SO

IT TAKES AWAY ALL OF THE

LEVERAGE THAT ISRAEL HAD

AT THIS TIME.

THE OTHER THING THAT IT

ALSO DOES, GEORGE, IT

REALLY TAKES ANY INCENTIVE

AWAY FROM THE

PALESTINIANS.

IF THEY CAN GET ANYTHING

THEY WANT THROUGH AN

INTERNATIONAL BODY LIKE

THE UNITED NATIONS, THERE

IS REALLY NO NEED OR

DESIRE FOR THEM TO GO TO

THE NEGOTIATING TABLES.

AND FINALLY, GEORGE, IT

MAKES COMPROMISE BY ANY

PALESTINIAN LEADER VERY

DIFFICULT.

BECAUSE IF THE

INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY

ALREADY SAYS JERUSALEM AND

THE ENTIRE WEST BANK IS

OCCUPIED PALESTINIAN

TERRITORY, HOW CAN THEY

MAKE ANY COMPROMISE,

ANYTHING LESS THAN THE

INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY

HAS ALREADY DECLARED.

George: CHRIS, WE ARE

DAYS AWAY FROM OBAMA

LEAVING OFFICE.

WHAT ELSE MIGHT HE DO

BEFORE HE VACATES THE

WHITE HOUSE?

Chris: WELL, THERE IS

A LOT OF CONCERN HERE IN

ISRAEL, AND SOME IN THE

U.S., THAT ON

JANUARY 15th, AT THE

PARIS PEACE CONFERENCE,

THEY'RE GOING TO RATIFY

WHAT JOHN KERRY SAID JUST

A FEW DAYS AGO, HIS SIX

POINTS IN HIS SPEECH, HIS

LAST MAJOR SPEECH AS

SECRETARY OF STATE.

AND THEN TWO DAYS LATER,

MAYBE ON THE 17th

THROUGH THE 19th, THE

U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL MAY

CONVENE AGAIN, AND THERE

IS A CONCERN THAT THERE

MAY BE ONE MORE ATTEMPT BY

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION

TO DELEGITIMIZE ISRAEL,

AND MAYBE EVEN, SOME HAVE

SPECULATED, THEY MAY TRY

TO ENSHRINE PALESTINE AS A

FULL MEMBER OF THE UNITED

NATIONS.

George: WOW.

CHRIS, WHAT CAN CHRISTIANS

AROUND THE WORLD BE DOING

RIGHT NOW TO STAND UP FOR

THE NATION OF ISRAEL?

Chris: FIRST THING

THEY CAN DO IS PRAY FOR

THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM.

JERUSALEM IS THE EPICENTER

OR IDEA BEHIND THIS

RESOLUTION.

THEY CAN PRAY THAT THE

UNITED STATES WOULDN'T

HAVE ANY BAD EFFECTS.

A LOT OF PEOPLE LOOK AT

GENESIS 12: 2 AND 3, AND

THOSE WHO BLESS ISRAEL

WILL BE BLESSED, AND THOSE

WHO CURSE ISRAEL WILL BE

CURSED.

THEY BELIEVE THAT THE U.S.

COULD GET THE BAD BENEFIT

OF THIS RESOLUTION.

AND PRAY THAT NOTHING WILL

HAPPEN IN THE NEXT FEW

WEEKS.

NOTHING AT THE UNITED

NATIONS OR THE PARIS PEACE

CONFERENCE THAT WOULD

FURTHER DELEGITIMIZE

ISRAEL.

George: BY THE WAY,

YOU CAN FOLLOW ALL UPDATES

FROM ISRAEL AND THE MIDDLE

EAST AT OUR JERUSALEM DATE

LINE PAGE.

FIND IT AT cbnnews.com.

> FROM ISRAEL, WE HEAD

NORTH TO THE NATION OF

TURKEY, WHERE POLICE THERE

ARE STILL SEARCHING FOR

THE TERRORIST WHO KILLED

39 PEOPLE IN THE NEW

YEAR'S EVE MASSACRE AT A

NIGHTCLUB IN THAT CAPITAL

CITY OF ISTANBUL.

TURKISH MEDIA SAY THE

SUSPECT TOOK THIS SELFIE

VIDEO.

IT SHOWS THE KILLER

SMIRKING WHILE FILMING IN

THE CENTRAL AREA OF THE

CITY.

BUT IT ISN'T CLEAR IF IT

WAS TAKEN BEFORE OR AFTER

THE MASSACRE.

ISIS IS TAKING CREDIT FOR

THE KILLING, SAYING

CHRISTIANS WERE TARGETED

IN, QUOTE, "REVENGE FOR

GOD'S RELIGION."

> TURKEY, BY THE WAY, IS

A MUSLIM NATION.

BUT IT HAS A LONG

CHRISTIAN HISTORY.

IN FACT, THE SEVEN

CHURCHES THAT JESUS

ADDRESSES IN THE BOOK OF

REVELATION ARE FOUND IN

TURKEY.

SADLY, TODAY CHRISTIANS

ARE FACING INCREASED

PERSECUTION THERE.

JENNIFER WISHON BRINGS US

THAT STORY.

Jennifer: IN TURKEY,

PASTOR ANDREW BRUNSON SITS

IN PRISON, FACING TRUMPED

UP CHARGES OF TERRORISM.

HE PREACHES IN TURKEY, AND

EXPERTS SAY THAT IS ENOUGH

TO PUT HIM AT RISK.

TODAY I WOULD ARGUE

THAT PARTICULARLY TURKEY'S

CHRISTIANS AND JEWS ARE

GOING THROUGH A VERY

DIFFICULT PERIOD.

Jennifer: DR. ICON

ADAMIR HAS DEDICATED HIS

CAREER TO HELPING

CHRISTIANS, JEWS, AND

OTHER RELIGIOUS MINORITIES

GAINFUL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

IN HIS COUNTRY.

HE FACED ROADBLOCKS.

NOW HE ADVOCATES FROM

WASHINGTON, D.C., WORKING

WITH THE FOUNDATION FOR

THE DEFENSE OF DEMOCRACY.

I THINK CHRISTIANS HAVE

LEARNED TO.

LIVE UNDER

CONSTANT THREAT OF

PHYSICAL OR SYMBOLIC

VIOLENCE.

THEY'RE USED TO CONSTANT

MESSAGES OF HATE.

THEY'RE USED TO TURKEY'S

CULTURE OF IMPUNITY.

MEANING THEY KNOW THAT

THERE WILL BE LENIENT

SENTENCING TO THE

ASSAILANTS.

Jennifer: AND THINGS

GOT WORSE LAST SUMMER, HE

SAYS, AFTER A COUP

ATTEMPTED TO TOPPER THE

TURKISH PRESIDENT,

ERDOGAN.

SINCE THE COUP, IT HAS

GOTTEN WORSE.

WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT

TURKEY, WE ARE TALKING

ABOUT DIPLOMATS.

THIS IS A COUNTRY THAT

HOSTS A LOT OF THE JEWISH

AND CHRISTIAN SITES, SO

THERE IS A R VERY RICH

HERITAGE.

IT IS SO SAD TO SEE HOW

TURKEY'S ISLAMISTS NOT

ONLY MARGINALIZE THEM, BUT

PORTRAY THEM AS BEING

FOREIGN.

Jennifer: FOLLOWING

THE COUP, IT IS HARD TO

FIND TURKS WILLING TO

SPEAK OUT FOR THEIR

CHRISTIAN NEIGHBORS.

THE MAJORITY OF

CITIZENS ARE AFRAID TO

TALK.

BECAUSE SINCE JULY 15th,

HUNDREDS -- 10,000 CIVIL

SERVANTS HAVE BEEN FIRED

FROM THEIR JOBS.

37,000 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN

ARRESTED.

HUNDREDS OF NEWS OUTLETS,

INCLUDING NEWSPAPERS,

MAGAZINES, TV AND RADIO

STATIONS, HAVE BEEN

CLOSED.

Jennifer: IT IS AN

ISSUE PRESIDENT-ELECT

TRUMP WILL HAVE TO

CONFRONT.

AS ADAMIR AND OTHERS FEAR

AMERICA'S NATO ALLY IN

INCREASINGLY RESEMBLES AN

AUTHORITARIAN REGIME.

George: THANKS,

JENNIFER.

TERRORISTS HAVE

RELEASED VIDEO OF A

HOSTAGE PLEADING FOR HIS

LIFE.

THEY KIDNAPPED A CATHOLIC

PRIEST LAST MONTH IN THE

TOWN OF ADEN, WHICH IS IN

YEMEN.

DEAR POPE FRANCIS, DEAR

HOLY FATHER, AS A FATHER

PLEASE TAKE CARE OF MY

HEALTH.

MY HEALTH IS

DETERIORATING.

I MAY NEED HOSPITALIZATION

SOON.

PLEASE COME TO MY HELP

QUICKLY.

George: WE CONTINUE

TO PRAY FOR TOM.

PLEASE KEEP HIM IN YOUR

PRAYERS.

> INDIAN OFFICIALS TOLD

CHURCH MEMBERS IN THE

FATHER'S HOME TOWN THAT

THEY ARE DOING EVERYTHING

POSSIBLE TO GET HIM OUT.

> COMING UP, A CHURCH

WITH SERVICES IN FOUR

DIFFERENT LANGUAGES.

AND A CONGREGATION THAT

SPEAKS MORE THAN 50

DIALECTS.

THAT STORY, WHEN WE COME

BACK.

George: CHURNS IN

AMERICA ARCHURNS INCHURCHES INAMERICA ARE TAKING A

GREATER ROLE IN HELPING

REFUGEES.

ONE CHURCH IS REACHING OUT

TO PEOPLE IN NEED FROM ALL

AROUND THE WORLD.

ABIGAIL ROBERTSON SHOWS US

WHAT THEY ARE DOING.

Reporter: ZION

LUTHERAN IS NOT YOUR

AVERAGE CHURCH.

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

Reporter: ON ANY

GIVEN SUNDAY, THEY OFFER

SERVICES IN FOUR DIFFERENT

LANGUAGES, AND THOSE

ATTENDING SPEAK OVER 15

DIALECTS.

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

Reporter: THE

INSPIRATION THAT

TRANSFORMED THIS

150-YEAR-OLD MINISTRY INTO

A 24/7 MISSION FIELD CAME

FROM ONE SIMPLE QUESTION.

*

Reporter: IF OUR

CHURCH CLOSED, WHAT ANYONE

MISS US?

THERE WAS NO

CONSEQUENCE.

CAN YOU IMAGINE BEING A

PASTOR OF A CHURCH THAT

REALLY DOESN'T HAVE A

REASON TO EXIST.

Reporter: IN 2010,

THEY PRAYED ABOUT THE

FUTURE OF THE CHURCH.

GOD'S ANSWER REVEALED AN

UNEXPECTED PLAN.

EVERYBODY GOT THEIR

SEAT BELTS ON?

IN LUKE 14, WE LEARNED

THAT HE WANTED US TO BE A

PLACE THAT WOULD BLESS

PEOPLE WHO COULDN'T BLESS

US BACK.

Reporter: SO THEY

TOOK BOXED LUNCHES TO A

NEARBY APARTMENT COMPLEX,

HOUSING REFUGEES FROM ALL

OVER THE WORLD.

THEY ASKED EACH PERSON:

HOW CAN WE BLESS YOU?

WE DIDN'T PLAN

ANYTHING.

WE JUST WALKED DOWN THE

STREET.

EVERYTHING UNFOLDED

BECAUSE IT IS JUST A

MATTER OF FAITHFULNESS TO

GOD.

Reporter: ZION BEGAN

MAKING WEEKLY VISITS.

THEY CAUGHT THE ATTENTION

OF A GROUP OF BURMESE

CHRISTIAN REFUGEES.

THEY HAD BEEN WORSHIPPING

IN A SMALL ASSESSMENT AND

NEEDED A BIGGER SPACE.

WHEN I SPOKE WITH

PASTOR JOHN, HE WAS, LIKE,

EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO DO,

YOU CAN DO IT.

THIS IS GOD'S HOUSE, NOT

MY CHURCH.

THIS IS GOD'S HOUSE.

Reporter: HE WELCOMED

THEM IN AND GAVE THEM A

SERVICE TIME.

THEN THE CHURCH WENT A

STEP FURTHER, SENDING

SOMEONE TO BURMA TO BRING

OVER A NEW ASSOCIATE

PASTOR WHO SPOKE THEIR OWN

DIALECT.

THE FIRST SERVICE WAS

VERY EMOTIONAL.

WE CAN FREELY WORSHIP

IN OUR LANGUAGE.

IT IS AWESOME.

Reporter: AND NOW THE

MISSION OFFERS SWALHILI,

ALONG WITH A DIVERSE

TEACHING UNIT WITH OVER

300 STUDENTS.

IF YOU'RE THIRSTY,

YOU'LL GET SOMETHING TO

DRINK.

IF YOU'RE HUNGRY, YOU'LL

GET FED.

IF YOU DON'T HAVE A PLACE,

YOU'LL FIND A PLACE.

AND IF YOU DON'T HAVE A

FAMILY, YOU'LL JOIN OURS.

Reporter: THESE

COMMUNITIES NOT ONLY USE

THE CHURCH, THEY'VE BECOME

AN INVALUABLE PART OF IT.

WHEN WE CAME HERE, WE

DIDN'T HAVE, YOU KNOW, THE

LANGUAGE TO TELL OUR

STORY.

WE DIDN'T HAVE, YOU KNOW,

PEOPLE TO HELP US BECAUSE

WE DIDN'T KNOW THEM.

BUT NOW WE HAVE THIS

COMMUNITY.

WE HAVE ALL THESE PEOPLE

SURROUNDING US.

Reporter: WHEN

REFUGEES ARRIVE, NO MATTER

THEIR RELIGION OR

LANGUAGE, ZION HELPS WITH

TUTORS, RESETTLEMENT

ASSISTANCE, AND

FRIENDSHIPS IN THEIR NEW

HOME.

EVERY DAY PEOPLE BRING

IN DONATIONS THAT FILL

ZION'S MAIN LOBBY.

REFUGEES FROM AROUND THE

COMMUNITY ARE WELCOME TO

COME AND TAKE WHATEVER

THEY NEED.

WHEN REFUGEES COME,

THERE IS A LIMITED TIME

WHEN THEY NEED THE MOST,

AND WHEN YOU CAN INVEST IN

THEIR LIVES AND SAY, JESUS

LOVES YOU.

IT'S, LIKE, YOU MATTER AND

I CARE ABOUT YOUR

ETERNITY.

Reporter: MINISTERING

IN HIS WAY ISN'T ALWAYS

EASY.

MANY OF ZION'S NEW MEMBERS

LOST FAMILY TO WAR.

AND OTHERS COME FROM THE

OTHER SIDE OF THE WAR.

PEOPLE DON'T WANT TO

SUFFER.

AND TO WALK INTO THE LIVES

OF THESE PEOPLE IS TO WALK

INTO THEIR SUFFERING AND

INTO THE SUFFERING OF

THEIR NATION.

Reporter: ZION'S

SLOGAN IS "WE'RE THE

NATION'S WORSHIP."

AND PEOPLE SAY COMING HERE

IS LIKE A TASTE OF HEAVEN.

WE MAY HAVE DIFFERENT

ACCENTS, AND WE MAY PLAY

INSTRUMENTS DIFFERENT, BUT

GOD IS ONE.

IT IS NOT ALWAYS EASY

MAKING A PLACE LIKE ZION

WORK, BUT ON SUNDAY, WHEN

ALL OF THE NATIONS COME

TOGETHER TO WORSHIP GOD,

THE RESULTS ARE BEAUTIFUL.

REPORTING FROM DES MOINES,

IOWA, ABIGAIL ROBERTSON,

CBN NEWS.

George: A BEAUTIFUL

STORY.

> UP NEXT, THE BIBLE

SAYS TRUE RELIGION MAKE 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.

George: AND WELCOME

BACK TO "CHRISTIAN WORLD

NEWS."

IN CHINA, TIGHTER

RESTRICTIONS AND GROWING

OBJECTIONS TO FOREIGN

ADOPTIONS HAVE LEFT MANY

SPECIAL NEEDS ORPHANS

WITHOUT HOMES.

BUT WHY AUSTRALIAN COUPLE

DID NOT LET THOSE

OBSTACLES GET IN THEIR

WAY.

THEY LEFT THE COMFORTS OF

THEIR COUNTRY TO BRING

COMFORT TO THESE PRECIOUS

CHILDREN.

MUNG FE LI HAS THE STORY

FROM BEIJING.

Reporter: CHILDREN

PLAYING, 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

MEDAL PRACTITIONER.

SHE AND HER HUSBAND,

ROBIN, HAVE LIVED IN CHINA

FOR 20 YEARS.

ON THEIR FIRST TRIP HERE,

THEY ENCOUNTERED AB ABANDONED

BABIES THE AT A LOCAL

ORPHANAGE.

AND THEN GOD GAVE THEM A

SPECIAL MISSION.

WHEN THEY HELD A

4-YEAR-OLD CHILD, THEY

WERE DEEPLY TOUCHED.

THEY POINTED TO THE

WINDOW, AND I 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, 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 BILLION.

THEY OPENED UP TWO MORE

ORPHANAGES IN THE CITY OF

HUNUN AND LOYA.

I REMEMBER THE

SCRIPTURE THAT WAS

IMPRESSED INTO ME SO

DEEPLY WAS, UNLESS A SEED

FALLS INTO THE GROUND AND

DIES, IT'S NOT GOING TO

BEAR FRUIT.

IT WAS ALMOST LIKE GOD WAS

SAYING, OKAY, FINE.

WHAT YOU STARTED THERE WAS

JUST THE SEED.

AND IT'S GOING TO LOOK

LIKE IT IS GOING TO DIE,

BUT IT IS GOING TO BEAR A

LOT OF FRUIT, AND IT DID.

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.

HE PROVIDES OVER AND OVER

AGAIN.

SOMETIMES HE PROVIDES

MORE -- A LITTLE MORE THAN

WE NEED.

Reporter: BESIDES

HEALING THOSE PRECIOUS

LIVES, THE HILLS FIND

OPPORTUNITIES TO MINISTER

TO THEIR STAFF.

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

Through Translator:

ROBIN AND JOYCE ALWAYS

TALK 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 IS 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 HEALTHYED HALTED

THEIR PROJECTS.

HOWEVER, THE HILLS ARE

STILL GOING STRONG,

BELIEVING THAT GOD IS NOT

FINISHED WITH THEM.

MUNG FE LI FOR CBN NEWS,

BEIJING, CHINA.

Gord: AND IF

George George: IF YOU FEEL

STIRRED TO HELP THE LEAST

OF THESE, LOOK INTO CBN'S

"ORPHANS' PROMISE." FIND A

LINK AT cbnnews.com.

WE'LL BE BACK RIGHT AFTER

THIS.

George: WELL, FOLKS,

THAT IS IT FOR THIS WEEK'S

EDITION OF "CHRISTIAN

WORLD NEWS."

I HOPE YOU'VE BEEN

INSPIRED BY ALL OF OUR

STORIES.

UNTIL NEXT WEEK, FROM ALL

OF US HERE ON THE SET AND

BACK IN THE STUDIO, WE

WISH YOU A FANTASTIC

WEEKEND.

GOD BLESS AND GOOD-BYE.

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