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CBN NewsWatch: January 25, 2017

On CBN Newswatch, January 25: 'Build the wall!' Trump moves forward on controversial immigration promise; Nikki Haley heading to UN after overwhelming Senate approval, and more. Read Transcript


TODAY ON "NEWSWATCH,"

PRESIDENT TRUMP TAKING

ACTION TO BUILD THAT WALL,

AND GIVING THE GREEN LIGHT

ON THE KEYSTONE X.L.

PIPELINE.

WE'LL GET YOU UP TO DATE

ON THE LATEST WHITE HOUSE

ACTIVITIES.

> AND OBAMA WAS CALLED

THE ABORTION PRESIDENT.

NOW TRUMP IS BEING CALLED

THE PRO-LIFE PRESIDENT.

SEE WHY PRO-LIFE GROUPS

ARE SO EXCITEDED ABOUT

WHAT'S COMING NEXT.

> PLUS...A MUSICAL ABOUT

THE BIBLICAL STORY OF

RUTH, AND YOU WON'T

BELIEVE WHICH COMMUNIST

COUNTRY IT IS PLAYING IN.

> THANKS FOR JOINING US

FOR CBN "NEWSWATCH."

I'M LORIE JOHNSON.

PRESIDENT TRUMP IS MOVING

FORWARD WITH ONE OF HIS

MOST CONTROVERSIAL

CAMPAIGN PROMISES:

BUILDING A WALL ON THE

U.S./MEXICAN BORDER.

THE PRESIDENT IS ROLLING

OUT EXECUTIVE ACTIONS ON

THAT AND OTHER IMMIGRATION

MEASURES, INCLUDING

REFUGEES.

HEATHER SELLS HAS MORE.

Heather: THE

PRESIDENT TWEETED THE NEWS

ON HIS PERSONAL TWITTER

ACCOUNT, SAYING, WE WILL

BUILD THE WALL.

THE PLAN, A MEASURE TO

JUMP-START CONSTRUCTION.

AND HE IS EXPECTED TO

OTHER DECISIVE ACTION ON

IMMIGRATION THIS WEEK,

LIKE A FOUR-MONTH HALT ON

ALL REFUGEE ADMISSIONS,

AND A SHORTER BAN ON

PEOPLE COMING FROM MUSLIM

MAJORITY COUNTRIES.

THE NEWS COMES AS THE

ADMINISTRATION DEFENDS THE

PRESIDENT'S BELIEF THAT

MILLIONS OF ILLEGAL VOTES

WERE CAST IN NOVEMBER.

PEOPLE VOTED ILLEGALLY

DURING THE CAMPAIGN, AND

HE CONTINUES TO MAINTAIN

THAT BELIEF BASED ON

STUDIES AND EVIDENCE

PEOPLE HAVE PRESENTEDED TO

HIM.

Reporter: ON TUESDAY

HE MET WITH THE HEADS OF

THE THREE BIG CAR-MAKERS

AND OTHER

AUTOMOBILE-MAKERS,

PROMISING TO STREAMLINE

THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROCESS

AND MAKE THE U.S.

BUSINESS-FRIENDLY.

President Trump:

WE'RE BRINGING BUSINESS

BACK BIG LEAGUE, WE'RE

REDUCING TAXES AND WE'RE

REDUCING UNNECESSARY

REGULATIONS.

Reporter: TRUMP

SIGNED EXECUTIVE ORDERS TO

MOVE FORWARD WITH

CONSTRUCTION OF THE

KEYSTONE X.L. PIPELINE AND

DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINES.

AND TRUMP SAYS THAT HE'LL

SOON ANNOUNCE PERHAPS HIS

MOST IMPORTANT NOMINEE:

HIS CHOICE FOR A NEW

JUSTICE ON THE SUPREME

COURT TO REPLACE ANTONIN

SCALIA.

President Trump: WE

HAVE OUTSTANDING

CANDIDATES, AND WE'LL PICK

A REALLY GREAT SUPREME

COURT JUSTICE.

Reporter: THE LEADING

CANDIDATES ARE THREE

JUDGES WHO ARE ALL STRONG

CONSERVATIVES THE TOP

CONSERVATIVE IS NEIL

GORSUCH, INTERPRETING THE

CONSTITUTION AND LAWS

BASED ON THEIR ORIGINAL

MEANING.

ALSO ON THE SHORT LIST,

WILLIAM PRYOR, WHO ONCE

CALLED RO ROE VS. WADE AN

ABOMINATION.

AND THOMAS HARDIMAN, KNOWN

FOR HIS SUPPORT OF GUN

RIGHTS.

THE PRESIDENT SAYS HE'LL

ANNOUNCE HIS DECISION NEXT

WEEK.

HEATHER SELLS, CBN NEWS.

Lorie: THE SENATE HAS

OVERWHELMING APPROVED

PRESIDENT TRUMP'S NOMINEE

NIKKI HALEY.

THE SOUTH CAROLINA

GOVERNOR WON STRONG

SUPPORT FOR THE U.N. POST,

SENATORS VOTING 96-4 TO

APPROVE HALEY'S

NOMINATION.

BOB CORKER ENDORSED HALEY

SAYING SHE WOULD BE A

FIERCE ADVOCATE FOR THE

U.S. AT THE U.N.

AND THEY PAVED THE WAY FOR

THREE MORE TO BE APPROVED,

INCLUDING BEN CARSON FOR

THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT.

PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS

MADE IT CLEAR HE WILL

TREAT ISRAEL AS A TRUE

ALLY, AND EVEN MOVE THE

U.S. EMBASSY FROM TEL AVIV

TO JERUSALEM.

NOW ISRAEL HAS ANNOUNCED

PLANS TO BUILD 2,500 MORE

SETTLEMENTS IN THE

SO-CALLED WEST BANK.

THE MOVE COMES DESPITE

OPPOSITION FROM

PRO-PALESTINIAN FORCES

THAT CONSIDER THE

SETTLEMENTS ILLEGAL.

TRUMP IS CONSIDERED TO BE

FRIENDLY TOWARD THE

SETTLEMENT MOVEMENT, AND

PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN

NETANYAHU WROTE IN A

Facebook POST ON TUESDAY

THAT ISRAEL, QUOTE, "WILL

CONTINUE TO BUILD IN JUDEA

AND SAMARIA."

> PRESIDENT TRUMP IS

INHERITING A DANGEROUS

WORLD.

AMERICA'S RIVALS BELIEVE

IT IS NOW WEAKER BECAUSE

OF PRESIDENT OBAMA'S

FOREIGN POLICY.

AND HISTORY HAS SHOWN THAT

A WEAK AMERICA CAN EASILY

LEAD TO TROUBLE.

DALE HURD BRINGS US THIS

LOOK AT THE TWIN

CHALLENGES FROM THE

COUNTRIES OF RUSSIA AND

CHINA.

Reporter: HALF A

WORLD AWAY FROM A PEACEFUL

TRANSFER OF POWER, THINGS

ARE ANYTHING BUT PEACEFUL.

AMERICAN FORCES BEGAN

DEPLOYING IN POLAND THIS

MONTH BECAUSE THE EASTERN

EUROPEANS ARE AFRAID.

THEY'RE AFRAID OF THIS:

THE RUSSIAN ARMY ALL ALONG

THE BORDER WITH RUSSIA.

FORMER MEMBERS OF THE

SOVIET UNION WORRY

VLADIMIR PUTIN WILL BE

TEMPTED TO TEST NATO AND

TAKE BACK WHAT ONCE

BELONGED TO MOSCOW.

IN THE PACIFIC, THIS COULD

ONE DAY BE SAILING OFF THE

CALIFORNIA COAST.

YOU'RE LOOKING AT A NEW

AIRCRAFT BATTLE GROUP OF

THE CHINESE NAVY, THE

FIRST OF THREE TO BE

DEPLOYED BY 2020.

FOR ALL OF BARACK OBAMA'S

BOASTING, THAT HE COULD

MANAGE FOREIGN AFFAIRS

BETTER THAN GEORGE W.

BUSH, THEY SAY OBAMA HAS

MADE DONALD TRUMP'S JOB

MUCH HARDER.

THE NEW PRESIDENT WILL

HAVE TO LEAD IN A WORLD

THAT IS LESS STABLE THAN

THE ONE BARACK OBAMA

INHERITED EIGHT YEARS AGO.

AMID UNRAVELING ALLIANCES

AND THE PERCEPTION OF U.S.

WEAKNESS, AMERICA'S RIVALS

COULD TEST TRUMP EARLY, TO

SEE IF HE HAS THE GUTS TO

STAND UP TO THEM.

THE TINY BALTIC STATES ARE

ESPECIALLY WORRIED ABOUT A

SUDDEN THRUST BY RUSSIA

FORCES ACROSS THEIR

BORDER.

VLADIMIR PUTIN CALLED THE

FALL OF THE SOVIET UNION

ONE OF THE GREATEST

GEOPOLITICAL DISASTERS OF

THE 21st CENTURY.

HE IS TAKING BACK CRIMEA,

AND HE HAS PLACED RUSSIAN

MISSILES IN THE MIDDLE OF

NATO'S EASTERN FLANK.

PUTIN IS A THUG, A

BULLY, AND A BULLY

RESPECTS POWER.

THEY DO NOT RESPECT PEOPLE

WHO HAVE POWER BUT WHO

LACK THE WILL TO USE IT.

Reporter: IN THE

PACIFIC, CHINA IS MOVING

TO ANNEX MOST OF THE SOUTH

CHINA SEA, CLAIMING

TERRITORIAL BOUNDARIES

THAT PLACE IT ON A DIRECT

COLLISION COURSE WITH THE

UNITED STATES, WHICH HAS

PLEDGED TO KEEP SEA LANES

OPEN.

CHINA HAS UNMISTAKABLY

PERCEIVED OBAMA AS WEAK

AND A ACQUIESANT.

Lorie: THE WHITE

HOUSE IS REJECTING

ACCUSATIONS THAT PRESIDENT

TRUMP HAS OVERLOOKED CIVIL

RIGHTS AND MINORITY

CONCERNS.

CRITICS SAY THAT TRUMP'S

BLACK VISITORS TO TRUMP

TOWER WERE MAINLY

CELEBRITIES, LIKE KANYE

WEST.

BUT SPICER SAID THAT TRUMP

ALREADY MET WITH IMPORTANT

LEADERS LIKE MARTIN LUTHER

KING, JR. THE THIRD AND

ALVITA KING.

> THE HOUSE HAS PASSED

LEGISLATION TO BAN THE USE

OF FEDERAL MONEY FOR

NEARLY ALL ABORTIONS.

REPUBLICANS PASSED A

SIMILAR BILL IN 2015, BUT

PRESIDENT OBAMA THREATENED

TO VETO THE LEGISLATION.

G.O.P. LAWMAKERS SAY THE

BILL HAS A BETTER CHANCE

UNDER PRESIDENT TRUMP, BUT

IT NEEDS TO GO THROUGH THE

SENATE FIRST, WHERE IT

COULD FACE CONSIDERABLE

OPPOSITION FROM DEMOCRATS.

> PRO-LIFE AMERICANS ARE

AMONG THE HAPPIEST WITH

DONALD TRUMP'S VICTORY.

HE HAS MADE A LOT OF

PROMISES, AND THIS WEEK HE

ALREADY DELIVERED: CUTTING

OFF FUNDING FOR ABORTION

GROUPS OVERSEAS.

NOW PRO-LIFE ORGANIZATIONS

AND POLITICIANS ARE READY

TO PUSH HARD FOR MORE

PROGRESS ON A NUMBER OF

ANTI-ABORTION FRONTS.

PAUL STRAND HAS MORE.

THIS IS THE MOMENT THAT

THE PRO-LIFE MOVEMENT HAS

BEEN WAITING FOR.

IT IS LIKE NOTHING WE

HAVE EVER EXPERIENCED

BEFORE.

Reporter: THAT IS

MARILYN MUSGRAVE, AND ONE

OF THE NATION'S LEADING

PRO-LIFE GROUPS.

REPUBLICANS IN THE LAST

CONGRESS KNEW IF THEY CAN

GET ANY KIND OF PRO-LIFE

MEASURE THERE, IT WOULD

SURELY BE VETOED BY

PRESIDENT OBAMA.

BUT IT IS A WHOLE NEW

BALLGAME WITH PRESIDENT

TRUMP.

HE HAS STOOD UP AND

DEFENDED PRO-LIFE, AND

MIKE PENCE HAS A WONDERFUL

PRO-LIFE RECORD.

WE WERE FACING AN

EXISTENTIAL THREAT TO THE

UNBORN HAS HILLARY CLINTON

WON.

BARACK OBAMA WAS THE

ABORTION PRESIDENT, BUT

SHE WOULD HAVE DOUBLED

DOWN.

WE HAVE GOTTEN A REPRIEVE

IN TERMS OF THIS ALL-OUT

ASSAULT.

Reporter: THE

TRUMP-PENCE TEAM MADE FOUR

COMMITMENTS TO THE

MOVEMENT.

PROBABLY THE MOST

IMPORTANT ONE IS

NOMINATING PRO-LIFE

JUSTICES.

SO THAT IS ABSOLUTELY

AMAZING.

Reporter: ANOTHER

COMMITMENT...

FIRST THING ON THE

AGENDA THIS YEAR, OF

COURSE, IS REDIRECTING

PLANNED PARENTHOOD'S

TAXPAYER FUNDING TO THE

MORE THAN 18,000 COMMUNITY

HEALTH CENTERS THAT EXIST

ACROSS THIS COUNTRY.

Reporter:

REPRESENTATIVE BACKBURN

HAS HEADED UP THIS SPECIAL

PANEL TO INVESTIGATING

COMPANIES THAT TRAFFIC

BODY PARTS.

TO ME, THAT IS

ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING.

IT IS ILLEGAL.

IT IS A 10 YEAR FELONY TO

SELL A HUMAN BODY PART IN

THIS COUNTRY.

WE WILL GO ABOUT DEFUNDING

THE ABORTION INDUSTRY.

Reporter: A THIRD

COMMITMENT...

PROMOTING THE UNBORN

CHILD PAIN ACT.

THE MAJORITY OF

AMERICANS ARE ON OUR SIDE.

THEY WANT TO SEE A

COMMON-SENSE RESTRICTION

TO STOP ABORTION AFTER

FIVE MONTHS, WHEN THE BABY

CAN FEEL PAIN.

Reporter: AND THE

FOURTH AMENDMENT, MAKING

THE HYDE AMENDMENT

PERMANENT.

CODEFYING HYDE,

STOPPING OUR TAX DOLLARS

FROM GOING FOR ABORTION.

THEY WANT TO SEE LIFE

PROTECTED, WHETHER IT IS

TAXPAYERS OR MEDICAL FELZ

FACILITIES THAT DON'T WANT

TO CONTRIBUTE TO ABORTION.

ABORTION DISMEMBERS A

BABY PIECE BY PIECE, AND

IT IS CRUELTY, AND WE NEED

TO STOP IT.

Reporter: PRO-LIFE

FORCES HAVE BEEN WAITING

FOR YEARS TO PASS

LEGISLATION, AND NOW IS

THERE BEST CHANCE WITH

BOTH A REPUBLICAN CONGRESS

AND A REPUBLICAN

PRESIDENT.

PAUL STRAND, CBN NEWS,

REPORTING FROM CAPITOL

HILL.

Lorie: COMING UP,

BIBLICAL ENTERTAINMENT IN

COMMUNIST CHINA.

HOW CHRISTIANS ARE WORKING

TO REACH CHINESE FAMILIES

THROUGH THE THEATER.

Lorie: THE CHINESE

NEW YEAR IS FAST

NEW YEAR IS FAST

APPROACHING.

FOR THE FIRST TIME, THE

NATION IS ABOUT TO EMBRACE

A NEW WAY TO CELEBRATE THE

TRADITIONAL HOLIDAY.

A MUSICAL ABOUT THE

BIBLICAL STORY OF RUTH IS

BEING PERFORMED

NATIONWIDE.

CHRISTIAN ARTISTS ARE

HOPING THE MESSAGE CAN

DELIVER THE MESSAGE OF

JESUS TO MORE UNBELIEVERS.

MUNG FI LI EXPLAINS MORE.

Reporter: THIS IS A

PERFORMANCE THAT HAS NEVER

BEEN SEEN BEFORE IN CHINA.

DURING THE CHINESE NEW

YEAR HOLIDAYS,

THEATER-GOERS WILL HAVE

THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE THE

BIBLICAL STORY OF RUTH ON

NATIONAL STAGES.

MANY HAVE NEVER HEARD OF

THE STORY, WHICH IS

CENTERED ON THE TRUE LOVE

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN RUTH

AND HER MOTHER-IN-LAW,

NAOMI ME.

NAOMI.

THEY ARE HOPING THE PLAY

WILL IMPROVE FAMILY

RELATIONSHIPS.

WITHOUT PROPER GUIDANCE ON

SOLVING CONFLICTS,

FAMILIES SPLIT UP.

FOR MANY CHINESE WOMEN,

MAINTAINING FAMILY UNITY

CAN BE CHALLENGING.

AS A BECOME, PLEASING

MY MOTHER-IN-LAW IS A TOP

PRIORITY.

I DON'T WANT MY HUSBAND

KNOWING HIS MOM DOESN'T

LIKE ME.

Reporter: ACCORDING

TO A STATE MEDIA REPORT,

NEARLY FOUR MILLION

COUPLES ENDED THEIR

MARRIAGES IN CHINA IN

2016.

THAT'S A 5.6% INCREASE

FROM 2014.

CHRISTIANS ARE HOPING

YOUNG CHINESE MAY RECEIVE

BIBLICAL GUIDANCE FROM

ATTENDING THE PERFORMANCE.

THE STORY SHOWS HOW TO

MAINTAIN STRONG FAMILY

RELATIONSHIPS.

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

Through Translator:

WE'VE WORKED HARD TO MAKE

THE PLAY BIBLICALLY

ACCURATE.

THE YOUNGER GENERATION

ENJOYS THE THEATER, AND

WE'RE MAKING EFFORTS TO

MAKE THE STORY MORE

RELEVANT TO THEM.

Reporter: DURING THE

PRODUCTION PROCESS, SOME

OF THE CREW MEMBERS SOUGHT

WISDOM AND GUIDANCE FROM

THE LORD.

Through Translator:

THE ONLY QUESTION I

THOUGHT ABOUT THE WHOLE

TIME WAS, HOW SHOULD WE

PRESENT THIS CHRISTIAN

STORY?

I KNEW MANY BROKEN CHINESE

FAMILIES NEED TO KNOW THIS

STORY.

THE CONFLICTS AMONG FAMILY

MEMBERS IN CHINA ARE

GREATER THAN EVER.

THIS COULD BE A CHANCE TO

HEAL SOME OF THE BROKEN

RELATIONSHIPS.

I PRAY THE SPIRIT COULD

MAKE MIRACLES.

Reporter: THE CAST

WAS ONLY GIVEN 40 DAYS TO

REHEARSE BEFORE THE PUBLIC

OPENING.

THE DIRECTORS WORKED HARD

TO DELIVER RUTH'S MESSAGE

IN A SIMPLE WAY.

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

Through Translator:

WE CREATED ADDITIONAL

CHARACTERS WITHIN THIS

PLAYMENT WE WANT THE

AUDIENCPLAY.

THE RIGHTEOUS WILL ALWAYS

WIN THE BATTLES IN THE

END.

Reporter: THE SET

ALLOWS VIEWERS TO FEEL AS

IF THEY WERE TAKEN BACK TO

THE BIBLICAL PERIOD.

WE INVITED HISTORIANS

FROM ISRAEL TO DESIGN THE

STAGE SCENES, ALONG WITH

THE MUSIC, WITH US.

HOPEFULLY OUR AUDIENCE IS

GOING TO ENJOY THE TIME

TRAVEL EXPERIENCE.

Reporter: CAST

MEMBERS ARE PROFESSIONAL

ACTORS AND ACTRESSES, A

MILESTONE IN CHINESE

CHRISTIAN THEATER.

DURING THE REHEARSAL, SOME

OF THE ACTORS REVEALED

THEY HAVE NEVER HEARD OF

THE OLD TESTAMENT OR THE

STORY OF RUTH.

SOME SAID THEY WERE DEEPLY

TOUCHED BY HER STORY.

CHRISTIAN CAST MEMBERS

BEGAN TO SHARE WITH THEM

HOW JESUS CHANGED THEIR

LIFE, AND AT LEAST ONE

ACTRESS ACCEPTED CHRIST.

Through Translator:

WHEN I REHEARSED THE

LINES, I DIDN'T QUITE

UNDERSTAND RUTH'S LESSON

ABOUT GOD UNTIL I BECAME A

CHRISTIAN.

Reporter: FOR MANY

CHINESE CHRISTIANS, BEING

PART OF THIS PLAY IS A WAY

TO REKINDLE A RELATIONSHIP

WITH CHRIST.

FOR SO LONG, I HADN'T

HAD TIME TO READ THE BIBLE

ON MY OWN.

I USED TO MAKE EXCUSES TO

THE LORD.

WHILE I WAS PRACTICING THE

LINES, I HAD THE

OPPORTUNITY TO READ THE

BIBLE.

I FELT THE LORD WAS

INVITING ME TO BE UNITED

WITH HIM AGAIN.

Reporter: NOT ONLY

ARE THE CHRISTIAN ARTISTS

IN THIS MUSICAL HOPING FOR

A POSITIVE NATIONWIDE

RESPONSE, THEY ARE HOPING

THAT THE CHINESE AUDIENCE

WILL DEVELOP AN INTEREST

IN DEVELOPING OTHER

BIBLICAL TRUTHS.

MUNG FI LEE, CBN NEWS.

Lorie: UP NEXT, IS

YOUR CHILD HAVING A TOUGH

TIME IN MATH?

MAYBE HE NEEDS MORE TIME

IN RECESS.

WE'LL GIVE YOU THE SKINNY

ON THE POWER OF PLAY WHEN

WE COME BACK.

PRESIDENT DONALPRESIDENT DONALD

Lorie: PARENTS HAVE

ALWAYS COUNTED ON RECESS

AT SCHOOL FOR THEIR

CHILDREN TO GET REGULAR

EXERCISE.

NOW WE'RE LEARNING THAT

RES SES IRECESS IS NOT ONLY GOOD

FOR THEIR BODIES, IT IS

ALSOED GOOALSO GOOD FOR THEIR MINDS.

BUT IN RECENT YEARS,

RECESS HAS BEEN SLOWLY

SQUEEZED OUT OF THE SCHOOL

DAY.

THIS IS THE PICTURE MOST

PEOPLE VISUALIZE WHEN

THINKING ABOUT IMPROVING

EDUCATION.

BUT WHAT ABOUT THIS?

YES, RECESS COULD BE JUST

AS IMPORTANT.

80% OF SCHOOL PRINCIPALS

SURVEYED SAYS RECESS

IMPROVES LEARNING.

I HAVE SEEN AN INCREASE

OF TEST SCORES, ESPECIALLY

IN MATH.

Reporter: FOLLOWING A

HALF-HOUR RECESS, A

MAJORITY OF PRINCIPALS SAY

STUDENTS LISTEN BETTER AND

ARE MORE FOCUSED IN CLASS.

THE BENEFITS CAN BE FELT

WAY BEYOND THE CLASSROOM.

PSYCHOLOGIST AND AUTHOR

DAVID ELKIND SAYS ROGUE

LEARNING ALONE CREATES A

NATION OF FACTORY WORKERS.

WHILE UNSTRUCTURED PLAY

FOSTERS FANTASY,

IMAGINATION, AND

CREATIVITY.

THOSE ARE LIKE MUSCLES.

AND IF YOU DON'T USE THEM,

YOU LOSE THEM.

WHEN WE DON'T ALLOW CHAIRN

TCHILDREN TO PARTICIPATE IN

SPONTANEOUS PLAY, THEY

DON'T DEVELOP THESE

TRAITS.

Reporter: ALL ACROSS

AMERICA, SCHOOL

PLAYGROUNDS ARE SITTING

IDLE BECAUSE TEACHERS ARE

CANCELLING RECESS AND

USING THAT TIME TO GET IN

A LITTLE EXTRA

INSTRUCTION.

TEACHERS FEEL PRESSURED TO

MAKE SURE THEIR KIDS MEET

TESTING REQUIREMENTS, AND

THERE ARE OTHER REASONS.

THE MOST SURPRISING

FINDING OF THIS SURVEY IS

THAT SCHOOLS ACTUALLY

STILL USE RECESS AS A

PUNISHMENT.

IF CHILDREN ARE

MISBEHAVING, RECESS IS

OFTEN THE THING THEY TAKE

AWAY FROM THEM.

Reporter: WHEN THEIR

KIDS DO HAVE RECESS,

PARENTS OFTEN DON'T KNOW

WHAT TYPE IT IS.

FOR INSTANCE, INDOOR,

PLAYING BOARD GAMES, OR

OUTDOOR, RUNNING AROUND

AND BLOWING OFF STEAM.

ALTHOUGH TEACHERS

SOMETIMES BRISTLE AT

COLD-WEATHER RECESS, FOR

KIDS, IT IS USUALLY A GOOD

IDEA.

IT ADDRESSES THE EPIDEMIC

OF CHILDHOOD OBESITY, AND

NOW THERE IS THE ADDED

BENEFIT OF GOOD MENTAL

HEALTH.

AFTER SCHOOL, IT IS NO

LONGER SAFE TO LET KIDS

ROAM MOST NEIGHBORHOODS,

AND CHILDREN ARE OFTEN

OVERSCHEDULED WITH

STRUCTURE.

ONE OF THE THINGS ABOUT

KIDS WHO HAVEN'T ENOUGH

TIME TO PLAY IS THEY GET

BORED VERY QUICKLY.

BECAUSE THEY NEVER HAD THE

OPPORTUNITY OR TIME TO

ENGAGE IN ACTIVITIES,

CREATE LIKE OWN

ACTIVITIES, AND THEY

ALWAYS HAVE THINGS GIVEN

TO THEM.

AND THEN WHEN THEY'RE LEFT

WITH FREE TIME, THEY DON'T

KNOW WHAT TO DO AND

THEY'RE BORED.

Reporter: IF RECESS

IMPROVES LEARNING, THEY

CAN ENSURE IT IS AN

IMPORTANT PART OF EVERY

SCHOOL DAY.

Lorie: SO HOW MUCH

RECESS TIME ARE YOUR KIDS

GETTING AT SCHOOL?

I BET YOU DON'T KNOW.

I DIDN'T WHEN MY KIDS WERE

GOING TO SCHOOL.

ASK THE KIDS' TEACHERS,

AND ASK FOR MORE.

IT IS GOOD FOR THE MIND

AND THE BODY, TO BLOW OFF

ALL OF THAT EXTRA STEAM.

Lorie: 4-YEAR-OLD

AMALA HAS A BRIGHT SMILE

THAT CAN LIGHT UP ANY

ROOM.

AND NOW THANKS TO CBN

SUPPORTERS, SHE HAS A

BRIGHT FUTURE AS WELL.

TAKE A LOOK.

Terry: AMALA IS AN

ENERGETIC AND HAPPY LITTLE

GIRL.

SHE IS ALWAYS SINGING,

AND SHE WANTS TO DO

EVERYTHING I DO, EVEN IF

IT IS SOMETHING AS SIMPLE

AS WASHING DISHES.

Terry: AMALA'S

PARENTS ALWAYS DO THEIR

BEST TO SHOW HER HOW MUCH

THEY LOVE HER.

BUT WHEN HER FOURTH

BIRTHDAY ARRIVED, THEY

WERE FACED WITH A

DIFFICULT CHOICE.

SHE ASKED US WHY THERE

WASN'T ANY PRESENTS.

I TRIED TO EXPLAIN THAT IF

WE GOT CAKE, WE WOULD HAVE

NO FOOD FOR THE REST OF

THE WEEK.

SHE JUST DIDN'T

UNDERSTAND.

Terry: EVERY MORNING

AMALA WATCHED HER FRIENDS

WALK TO THE LOCAL DAYCARE

CENTER.

HER PARENTS COULDN'T

AFFORD THE FEES THERE, SO

SHE HAD TO STAY HOME.

SHE CRIED AND TOLD ME

SHE WANTED TO GO WITH A

FRIEND.

IT IS JUST ANOTHER THING

SHE WANTED THAT WE COULD

NOT GIVE HER.

Terry: THEN "LIFE

CHILD," A MINISTRY

SUPPORTED BY CBN'S

"ORPHANS' PROMISE" LEARNED

ABOUT AMALA.

WE ENROLLED HER IN THE

DAYCARE AND PAID ALL OF

HER FEES.

NOW, DURING THE DAY, SHE

IS LEARNING LOTS OF NEW

THINGS, AND SHE FINALLY

GETS TO PLAY WITH HER

FRIENDS.

I LOVE IT HERE.

AT HOME I ONLY HAVE ONE

TOY.

BUT HERE I HAVE MANY TOYS

AND MANY FRIENDS.

Terry: DURING ONE OF

THEIR BIBLE LESSONS, THE

TEACHER ASKED THE CLASS

WHO WANTED TO BE JESUS'

FRIEND.

EVERY LITTLE HAND WENT UP,

EXCEPT AMALA'S.

I DIDN'T RAISE MY HAND

BECAUSE I FIRST WANTED TO

GO HOME AND CLEAN MYSELF

UP.

I DIDN'T WANT TO BE DIRTY

WHEN I MET JESUS.

Terry: SOON AMALA'S

PARENTS GAVE THEIR HEARTS

TO CHRIST, TOO.

AMALA IS THE ONE WHO

TOLD US TO PRAY, SOMETHING

WE NEVER DID BEFORE.

THROUGH THE DAYCARE I HAVE

REALIZED HOW YOU IMPORTANT

EDUCATION IS.

I KNOW NOW THE MOST

IMPORTANT THING IS THE

BIBLE AND OUR RELATIONSHIP

WITH GOD.

Terry: AND TO HELP

THE FAMILY EARN A STEADY

INCOME, CBN GOT AMALA'S

MOTHER ENROLLED IN SEWING

CLASSES.

SO THE NEXT TIME AMALA'S

BIRTHDAY COMES AROUND,

SHE'LL HAVE PLENTY OF CAKE

AND PRESENTS.

I NO LONGER WORRY SHE

WILL HAVE THE SAME

CHILDHOOD I HAD.

SHE WILL HAVE A BRIGHT

FUTURE.

THANK YOU, CBN.

Lorie: THAT'S IT FOR

NOW ON CBN NE "NEWSWATCH."

YOU CAN FIND MORE OF OUR

EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE OF THE

ISSUES YOU CARE ABOUT MOST

AT cbnnews.com.

WE HOPE YOU'LL JOIN US

AGAIN NEXT TIME.

HAVE A GREAT DAY,

EVERYONE.

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