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On CBN Newswatch, February 22: Commit a crime and you're out! Trump puts illegal immigrants on notice; 'Ambassador of Jesus Christ's love,' Doug Coe, dies at 88, and more. Read Transcript


Efrem: AHEAD ON

"NEWSWATCH," IMMIGRATION

CRACKDOWN, SEE WHAT

PRESIDENT TRUMP'S NEW

RULES WILL MEAN FOR

ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS IN

AMERICA.

> PLUS...

WE'VE GOT TO END THESE

DESTRUCTIVE REGIME CHANGE

WAR POLICIES, AND TAKE A

STAND FOR PEACE.

Efrem: NOW SHE IS ON

A NEW MISSION, AND WE'LL

SHOW YOU WHAT THAT IS.

> AND THE BATTLE FOR

MOSUL IS UNDER WAY.

AND WE'LL SHOW YOU HOW

IRAQ'S CHRISTIANS ARE

FIGHTING A DARKER,

SPIRITUAL BATTLE ON THEIR

KNEES.

> AND THANK YOU FOR

JOINING US FOR CBN

"NEWSWATCH."

I'M EFREM GRAHAM.

PRESIDENT TRUMP IS PUTTING

THE NATION'S UNDOCUMENTED

IMMIGRANT COMMUNITY ON

NOTICE.

IF YOU'VE COMMITTED A

CRIME, YOU'RE OUT.

KATIE BURKE HAS MORE ON

THE PRESIDENT'S NEW

IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT

POLICY.

Caitlin: FROM TRAFFIC

VIOLATIONS TO MURDER, ANY

IMMIGRANT IN THE U.S.

ILLEGALLY, AND IS CHARGED,

CONVICTED OR EVEN

SUSPECTED OF AN OFFENCE IS

CONSIDERED UNDER THE NEW

RULES.

THOSE PEOPLE IN THIS

COUNTRY OR WHO POSE A

THREAT TO OUR COUNTRY,

WILL BE THE FIRST TO GO.

IT IS ABOUT TIME.

THE NEW GUIDELINES DON'T

ACTUALLY CHANGE ANY

EXISTING LAWS.

Caitlin: BUT THE

IMMIGRANT COMMUNITY AND

ITS ADVOCATES ARE

DENOUNCING IT.

BREAKING UP FAMILIES IS

NOT GOING TO SEMIFINAL OF SOLVE ANY OF

THOSE PROBLEMS.

Reporter: MANY

OFFERED ASYLUM TO

UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS,

BUT A RECENT POLL SHOWS A

MAJORITY OF AMERICANS

STAND BEHIND PRESIDENT

TRUMP'S DECISION TO CRACK

DOWN ON SANCTUARY CITIES.

ACCORDING TO THE HARVARD

HARRIS POLL, 80% OF VOTERS

SAY LOCAL AUTHORITIES

SHOULD HAVE TO COMPLY WITH

THE LAW BY REPORTING TO

FEDERAL AGENTS THE ILLEGAL

IMMIGRANTS THEY COME IN

CONTACT WITH.

AND PRESIDENT TRUMP IS

ALSO SPEAKING OUT ABOUT A

STRING OF THREATS TO

JEWISH COMMUNITIES OVER

THE LAST FEW MONTHS.

President Trump: THE

ANTI-JEWISH THREATS AWE

TARGETING OR JEWISH

COMMUNITY CENTERS ARE

HORRIBLE AND PAINFUL, AND

ARE A VERY SAD REMINDER OF

THE WORK THAT STILL MUST

BE DONE TO ROOT OUT HATE

AND PREJUDICE AND EVIL.

Caitlin: TRUMP'S

COMMENTS MADE AT THE

MUSEUM OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN

HISTORY AND CULTURE MARK

THE FIRST TIME HE HAS

DIRECTLY ADDRESSED THE

THREATS AGAINST AMERICAN

JEWS.

CRITICS CALL HIS COMMENTS

TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE.

AND MEANWHILE, CONGRESS IS

FACING CRITICISM.

ONE MAJOR PROBLEM:

AGREEING ON A WAY TO

REPEAL AND REPLACE

OBAMACARE.

THE "NEW YORK TIMES"

RECENTLY REPORTED, QUOTE,

"EFFORTS TO COME UP WITH A

REPLACEMENT FOR THE HEALTH

CARE LAW HAVE BEEN STYMIED

BY DISAGREEMENTS AMONG

REPUBLICANS ABOUT HOW TO

PROCEED SUBSCRIBERS AND

DEMOCRATS AR."AND DEMOCRATS ARE TAKING

THEIR ISSUES TO REPUBLICAN

LAWMAKERS IN THEIR LOCAL

TOWNHALL MEETINGS.

PRESIDENT TRUMP TWEETED

THAT THE NUMEROUS PROTESTS

WERE PLANNED OUT BY

NUMEROUS ACTIVISTS.

MANY SAY THEY ARE SIMPLY

GRASSROOTS OPPONENTS OF

THE LIBERAL AGENDA.

BUT THEY HAVE POSTED PLANS

ONLINE ON HOW TO MAKE

THEIR VOICES HEARD AT

NATIONAL MEETINGS.

STILL, PRESIDENT TRUMP IS

MAKING IT CLEAR HE IS

PLANNING TO MOVE AHEAD ON

ISSUES LIKE OBAMACARE, THE

ECONOMY, IMMIGRATION, AND

MORE, AND HE'LL HAVE TO BE

WORKING WITH CONGRESS TO

MAKE IT HAPPEN.

CAITLIN BURKE, CBN NEWS.

Efrem: SEVERE

FLOODING HAS FORCED MORE

THAN 200 PEOPLE OUT OF

THEIR HOMES IN NORTHERN

CALIFORNIA.

A FLOODED CREEK BROKE ITS

BANKS TUESDAY IN A

NEIGHBORHOOD IN SAN JOSE.

THIS COMES AFTER A

POWERFUL 24 HOURS OF RAIN

SMASHED THROUGH THE AREA,

LEAVING TREES DOWN AND

MUDSLIDES THROUGHOUT THE

REGION.

FIRE OFFICIALS SAY RESCUE

CREWS HAVE BEEN USING

BOATS TO TAKE THE EVACUEES

TO A DOCUMENTATION AREA

WHERE THEY CAN RINSE OFF,

BEING FORCED RIGHT NOW TO

TAKE SHELTER.

SAN JOSE HAS SEEN DOUBLE

OF AMOUNT OF RAIN IT

NORMALLY GETS BY THIS

POINT IN THE YEAR.

> STUDENTS' RIGHTS TO

PRAY OUT LOUD IN INDIANA

SCHOOLS MAY BE ALLOWED

AGAIN UNDER A NEW BILL

THERE.

DEMOCRATIC REPRESENTATIVE

JOHN BARTLET'S MEASURE WAS

APPROVED ON TUESDAY WITH A

VOTE OF 1 10-2.

SPRLTDS SAY THSUPPORTERS SAY IT WILL

SEND AN MESSAGE ABOUT THE

RELIGIOUS STUDENTS'

RIGHTS.

> MALCOLM TURNBULL

REITERATED HIS SUPPORT FOR

A TWO-STATION SOLUTION.

BUT HE ALSO CRITICIZED

RECENT EFFORTS BY THE

UNITED NATIONS TO

UNDERMINE ISRAEL.

MY GOVERNMENT WILL NOT

SUPPORT ONE-SIDED

RESOLUTIONS CRITICIZING

ISRAEL OF THE KIND

RECENTLY ADOPTED BY THE

SECURITY COUNCIL.

WE DEPLORE THE BOYCOTT

COMPAIGNS WHICH ARE

DESIGNED TO DELEGITIMIZE

THE JEWISH STATE.

Efrem: TURNBULL SAID

AUSTRALIA IS A COMMITTED

AND CONSISTENT ALL-WEATHER

FRIEND OF ISRAEL.

> IRAQI FORCES ARE

FIGHTING TO KICK ISIS OUT

OF THE CITY OF MOSUL, BUT

THAT HAS NOT BEEN THE ONLY

BATTLE IN THE REGION.

AS CHRIS MITCHELL REPORTS,

IT IS NOT A MILITARY

CAMPAIGN, BUT A SPIRITUAL

FIGHT CONTENDING FOR THE

FATE OF THE MIDDLE EAST.

Chris: OFFICIALS

EXPECT IT COULD TAKE

MONTHS TO LIBERATE THE

IRAQI CITY OF MOSUL FROM

THE GRIP OF ISIS.

WHILE THAT'S HAPPENING ON

THE GROUND, A DIFFERENT

CAMPAIGN IS TAKING ANOTHER

ROUTE.

A GROWING PRAYER MOVEMENT

IS SPREADING THROUGHOUT

THE MIDDLE EAST.

THESE HOUSES OF PRAYER ARE

PRAYING FOR GOD'S PLAN TO

BE FULFILLED, IN PERHAPS

THE MOST VOLATILE REGION

ON EARTH.

WE'RE JUST SEEING AN IN

INCREASE OF PRAYER

MEETINGS, BOTH FROM LOCAL

BELIEVERS AND ALSO PEOPLE

OUTSIDE, PRAYING FOR THE

MIDDLE EAST AND COMING

HERE TO PRAY AS WELL.

Chris: THIS IS A

MESABATAMIA HOUSE OF

PRAYER IN IRAQ, KNOWN IN

THE BIBLE AT ASSYRIA.

THEY ARE PRAYING FOR THE

FULFILLMENT OF ISAIAH 19,

WHICH SAYS: "IN THAT DAY

ISRAEL WILL BE ONE OF

THREE WITH EGYPT AND

ASSYRIA, A BLESSING IN THE

MIDST OF THE LAND, WHOM

THE LORD OF HOSTS SHALL

BLESS SAYING, BLESSED IS

EGYPT, MY PEOPLE, AND

ASSYRIA SEAR, THE WORK OF MY

HANDS, AND ISRAEL, MY IN

TERINHERITANCE."

IN ORDER FOR THAT TO

HAPPEN, TO BE A BLESSING

ON THE EARTH, WE NEED TO

BE A HABITATION FOR THE

PRESENCE OF GOD.

AND GOD IS BUILDING THE

ALTER OF PRAYER AND

WORSHIP, AND THIS IS

EXACTLY WHAT WE'RE SEEING

IN THESE PRAYER MEETINGS.

Chris: THIS

FULFILLMENT MIGHT SEEM

FAR-FETCHED.

HE SAYS IN LIGHT OF ALL OF

THE BAD NEWS, IT IS

IMPORTANT TO KNOW WHERE TO

LOOK.

WE ARE TO LOOK TO

JESUS.

WE ARE TO LOOK AT GOD'S

PROMISES IN HIS WORD.

AND SO WE WOULD BE

INFLUENCED BY HIM AND NOT

BY WHAT HAPPENS AROUND US

IN THIS WORLD.

WE EASILY GET INFLUENCED

BY DARKNESS AND IT AFFECTS

US, BUT IF WE LOOK AT

JESUS AND LOOK AT HIS

WORD, WE SEE THAT GOD

WANTS TO POUR OUT HIS

SPIRIT.

HE IS COMING BACK FOR A

BRIDE, AND HE WILL HAVE IT

HERE IN THE MIDDLE EAST.

WE SIMPLY NEED TO LOOK TO

JESUS AND NOT BE

INFLUENCED BY BAD NEWS.

AND HEAR GOOD REPORTS OF

WHAT JESUS IS DOING, AND

THIS WAY IT STIRS OUR

HEARTS AND GIVES US HOPE

TO BELIEVE FOR MORE.

Chris: CHRIS

MITCHELL, CBN NEWS, IRBIL,

NORTHERN IRAQ.

Efrem: EVANGELIST AND

SPIRITUAL MENTOR DOUG COE

DIED ON TUESDAY.

HE WAS ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

OF THE CHRISTIAN

ORGANIZATION "THE

FELLOWSHIFELLOWSHIP."

SOME CALL HIM A STEALTH

VERSION OF BILLY GRAHAM.

HE HELPED THOSE IN NEEDS,

INCLUDING YOUNG PEOPLE IN

THE INNER CITY.

HE ATTENDED HOUSE AND

SENATE PRAYER GROUPS FOR

MORE THAN 50 YEARS.

HE ONCE SAID, "I AM CALLED

SIMPLY TO BE AN INCLUSIVE

AMBASSADOR OF JESUS

CHRIST'S LOVE."

> STILL AHEAD, THE IRAQI

WAR VETERAN WHO IS NOW

FIGHTING FOR REFUGEES IN

THE HALLS OF CONGRESS.

CBN NEWS SITS DOWN WITH

HAWAIIAN CONGRESSWOMAN

TULSI GABBARD, NEXT.

Efrem: POLITICIANS

Efrem: POLITICIANS

HAVE BEEN DEBATING THE

BEST WAY TO HANDLE THE

CIVIL WAR IN SYRIA, BUT

ONE MEMBER OF CONGRESS WHO

SERVED IN THE MILITARY IN

THE REGION DECIDED TO GO

BACK TO ASSESS THE

SITUATION FIRSTHAND.

ABIGAIL ROBERTSON SPOKE

WITH REPRESENTATIVE TULSI

GABBARD TO HEAR WHY SHE

MADE THIS DARING AND

CONTROVERSIAL JOURNEY.

Reporter:

CONGRESSWOMAN TULSI

GABBARD IS NO STRANGER TO

WAR ZONES.

THE SUFFERING OF THE

SYRIA PEOPLE HAS BEEN SO

GREAT, IT HAS BEEN

WEIGHING HEAVILY UPON MY

HEART FOR A LONG TIME.

Reporter: AN IRAQ WAR

VETERAN, GABBARD

VOLUNTARILY DEPLOYED TWICE

TO THE MIDDLE EAST,

EXPERIENCES THAT LED HER

TO HEAD TO SYRIA FOR A

FIRSTHAND LOOK AT THE

SITUATION.

I WANTED TO GO THERE

PERSONALLY.

I WANTED TO EXPRESS IN

SOME SMALL, MINUTE WAY THE

LOVE AND THE CARE AND THE

ALOHA SPIRIT THAT THE

PEOPLE OF HAWAII SHARE

WITH THE SYRIAN PEOPLE.

THAT THE PEOPLE OF OUR

COUNTRY HAVE FOR THE

SYRIAN PEOPLE.

Reporter: SINCE

RETURNING HOME, SHE HAS

HAD A DIFFICULT TIME

SHARING WHAT SHE WITNESSED

OVERSEAS, AMIDST INTENSE

SCRUTINY FROM COLLEAGUES

IN BOTH PARTIES.

RATHER THAN HAVING TIS

SUBSTANTIVE DEBATE, THEY

ARE FOCUSING ON THINGS

THAT ARE IRRELEVANT OR

EVEN NOT TRUE.

Reporter: THEY WANT

TO KNOW WHO PAID FOR THE

TRIP.

ALTHOUGH SHE INSISTS THE

HOUSE ETHICS COMMITTEE

APPROVED IT, AND WHY SHE

MET WITH SYRIAN PRESIDENT

BASHAR al-ASSAD.

IT WAS IMPORTANT TO

TAKE THE MEETING WITH

PRESIDENT ASSAD, BECAUSE

WHETHER PEOPLE LIKE THE IT

OR NOT, HE IS THE

PRESIDENT OF SYRIA.

AND ANY POSSIBILITY FOR

NEGOTIATIONS TO OCCUR, ANY

POSSIBILITY FOR A PATHWAY

TO PEACE IS GOING TO HAVE

TO INCLUDE A CONVERSATION

WITH HIM.

Reporter: FELLOW

LAWMAKERS DISAGREE, SAYING

THEY ARE DISGUSTED BY THE

MEETING WITH A LEADER WHO

IS RESPONSIBLE FOR

THOUSANDS OF DEATHS OF HIS

OWN PEOPLE.

GABBARD TOLD ME SHE HAD

NOT ORIGINALLY PLANNED TO

SPEAK WITH ASSAD, BUT SHE

WASN'T GOING TO PASS ON

THE OPPORTUNITY.

WE TALKED ABOUT HOW WE

CAN COLLECTIVELY TRY TO

BRING STABILITY BACK TO

SYRIA, HOW REFUGEES WHO

HAVE LEFT SYRIA WILL BE

ABLE TO RETURN HOME.

WE TALKED ABOUT THE

HISTORY OF SYRIA, AS A

PLURALISTIC SOCIETY.

Reporter: SHE THINKS

THE U.S. SHOULD FOCUS ON

ELIMINATING ISIS AND

AL-QAEDA, NOT PRESIDENT

ASSAD.

WE HAVE TO TAKE A STAND

FOR PEACE.

Reporter: A DEMOCRAT,

SHE CRITICIZED THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION'S STRATEGY

OF ARMING REBEL GROUPS.

MOST PEOPLE ARE NOT

AWARE OF THE FACT THAT

SINCE 2011, OUR GOVERNMENT

HAS QUIETLY BEEN PROVIDING

WEAPONS, MONEY,

INTELLIGENCE, AND OTHER

TYPES OF SUPPORT, BOTH

DIRECTLY AND INDIRECTLY,

TO ARMED MILITANT GROUPS

WHO ARE WORKING WITH

TERRORIST GROUPS LIKE

al-QAEDA IN THIS EFFORT

TO OVERTHROW THE SYRIAN

GOVERNMENT.

Reporter: GABBARD

INTRODUCED THE BIPARTISAN

STOP ARMING TERRORISTS

ACT, AND BECAME THE FIRST

DEMOCRATIC HOUSE MEMBER TO

MEET WITH THEN

PRESIDENT-ELECT DONALD

TRUMP TO DISCUSS THE

SYRIAN CONFLICT.

I TALKED WITH HIM ABOUT

THE NEED FOR US TO STOP

ARMING AND SUPPORTING

THOSE WORKING WITH

TERRORIST GROUPS IN SYRIA,

THE NEED FOR US TO END

THIS REGIME-CHANGE WAR

THAT CONGRESS HAS NEVER

APPROVED.

AND IT IS ACTUALLY WORKING

TO STRENGTHEN GROUPS LIKE

al-QAEDA AND ISIS, WHO WE

ARE SUPPOSED TO BE

FOCUSING ON DEFEATING.

Reporter: BUT SHE

CALLS HIS BAN ON REFUGEES

UNACCEPTABLE.

WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO DO

WHAT IT TAKES TO HELP

THOSE TO GET OUT OF A

SITUATION WHERE THEY'RE

EXPERIENCING A GENOCIDE,

AND THAT'S WHERE OUR

REFUGEE POLICY CAN AND

SHOULD BE FOCUSED, TO HELP

THOSE WHO ARE SUFFERING,

TO HELP THOSE WHO ARE THE

DIRECT TARGETS OF THIS

GENOCIDE THAT IS BEING

EXECUTED BY GROUPS LIKE

ISIS AND al-QAEDA.

Reporter: MANY SYRIAN

CHRISTIANS DON'T WANT TO

LEAVE THE COUNTRY, DESPITE

RELENTLESS ATTACKS.

SYRIA, FOR CHRISTIANS,

IS HOME.

Reporter: REVEREND

HARUT'S CHURCH WAS BOMBED

FOUR TIMES, BUT THROUGH IT

ALL, THEY'VE CONTINUED TO

REBUILD AND KEEP BOTH THE

SCHOOL AND CHURCH

OPERATING TO SERVE AS A

REFUGE FOR THE WHOLE

COMMUNITY.

PERSECUTION IS CAUSED

BY MILITANT FACTORS,

MILITANT GROUPS.

THEY ARE TARGETING

CHRISTIANS SO THAT THEY

WILL BE GOING OUT AND THEY

WILL BE FLEEING THE

COUNTRY.

IT'S NOT TIME TO LEAVE.

IT'S TIME TO STAY.

Reporter: WHILE IN

ALEPPO, GABBARD MET WITH

ANOTHER PRIEST DETERMINED

TO STAY, EVEN THOUGH HE

SAYS SYRIAN REBELS BLEW UP

HIS MORE THAN 150-YEAR-OLD

CHURCH.

MANY PEOPLE WHO CAME

FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLD,

THEY ASKED ME HOW DO YOU

KNOW THAT THE GANGS DID

THIS?

AND I SAID IT VERY

CLEARLY, WHEN YOU LOOK TO

THE WEAPONS, YOU CAN KNOW

WHO EXPLODED THE CHURCH.

Reporter: ACCORDING

TO THE PRIEST, THE SYRIAN

GOVERNMENT HAS GIVEN THEM

THE RESOURCES TO REBUILD

THE CHURCH.

CBN NEWS INTERNATIONAL

CORRESPONDENT GARY LANE

HAS VISITED SYRIA AND

SPOKEN TO CHRISTIANS WHO

PREFER ASSAD OVER THE

EXTREMISTS.

Reporter: SYRIAN

CHRISTIANS WON'T SAY

PUBLICLY HOW THEY FEEL

ABOUT THE ASSAD REGIME

BECAUSE THEY FEEL

RETRIBUTION, BUT PRIVATELY

THEY WILL TELL YOU THEY'VE

BEEN FREE TO WORSHIP IN

THEIR CHURCHES WITHOUT

HINDRANCE.

WHAT THEY'RE REALLY

CONCERNED ABOUT IS ANOTHER

GOVERNMENT THAT WILL COME

INTO POWER THAT WILL BE

SIMILAR TO THE MUSLIM

BROTHERHOOD IN EGYPT,

WHERE THEY WILL HAVE NO

RIGHTS AND WHERE THEY WILL

BE ATTACKED.

IT IS SOMETHING THAT IS

IMPORTANT TO THE A ASSYRIAN

PEOPLE, THAT THEIR COUNTRY

REMAIN A PLURALISTIC,

SECULAR SOCIETY, ONE THEY

HOPE WILL BE ABLE TO

CONTINUE TO BE A MODEL FOR

COUNTRIES, ESPECIALLY

AROUND THE MIDDLE EAST,

THAT DON'T HAVE THAT

FREEDOM OF RELIGION.

Reporter:

CONGRESSWOMAN GABBARD SAYS

DESPITE ALL OF THE

DESTRUCTION SHE SAW, THE

PEOPLE OF SYRIA GIVE HER

GREAT HOPE FOR THE

COUNTRY'S FUTURE.

REPORTING FROM CAPITOL

HILL, ABIGAIL ROBERTSON,

CBN NEWS.

Efrem: UP NEXT,

CHOOSING LIFE.

YOU'LL GET TO MEET THE

LITTLE BOY WHO WOULDN'T BE

ALIVE TODAY IF IT WEREN'T

FOR CBN DONORS MAKING A

DIFFERENCE.

Efrem: WE OFTEN TALK

Efrem: WE OFTEN TALK

ABOUT ABORTION BATTLES IN

THE HEADLINES, BUT TODAY

WE WANTED TO SHARE A STORY

YOU WILL NOT SEE ANYWHERE

ELSE.

IT IS A STORY ABOUT A

SCARED YOUNG WOMAN IN

THAILAND WHO CHOSE WIFE.

SHE IS NOW A SINGLE MOM

WHO LOVES HER SON, BUT SHE

ALMOST MISSED OUT ON THE

JOY OF BEING A MOTHER

UNTIL "ORPHANS' PROMISE"

STEPPED IN TO HELP.

Reporter: WHEN

20-YEAR-OLD MINT LOOKS

INTO HER BABY'S EYES, SHE

CAN'T HELP BUT SMILE.

WHEN I WAKE UP IN THE

MORNING, I LOOK AT HIM.

WE SMILE AT EACH OTHER AND

THEN WE KISS.

I'M SO HAPPY.

Reporter: MINT HAS

BEEN KEEPING TRACK OF

KIM'S GROWTH THIS PAST

YEAR WITH PHOTOS AND

VIDEOS.

BUT ALL OF THIS ALMOST

NEVER HAPPENED BECAUSE AN

AUNT PRESSURED HER TO GET

AN ABORTION.

I WAS SO SCARED.

MY PARENTS DIDN'T KNOW I

WAS PREGNANT.

I DIDN'T EVEN THINK ABOUT

RAISING A CHILD AT THAT

POINT.

Terry: THEN MINT MET

SOME PEOPLE FROM A

MINISTRY SUPPORTED BY

CBN'S "ORPHANS' PROMISE."

WE PROVIDED HER WITH A

PLACE TO LIVE AND HELPED

HER DECIDE TO KEEP HER

BABY.

THE HOUSE MOM THERE

BECAME LIKE A MOTHER TO

ME.

WHEN I HAD PROBLEMS, I

COULD TALK TO HER.

SHE LOVED ME LIKE A

DAUGHTER, TOO.

Terry: THANKS TO THE

SUPPORT AND LOVE SHE

RECEIVED THERE, MINT

PRAYED TO BECOME A

CHRISTIAN AND DECIDED TO

RAISE HER SON.

I DECIDED TO BELIEVE IN

JESUS.

HE IS REAL AND HE WILL

HELP ME.

Terry: TO HELP MINT

SUPPORT HERSELF AS A

SINGLE MOM, "ORPHANS'

PROMISE" TAUGHT HER HOW TO

SEW.

MINTS' TRAINING TURNED

INTO A BUSINESS WHEN WE

GAVE HER A NEW SEWING

MACHINE.

NOW I MAKE CLOTHES

USING THE SEWING MACHINE,

AND I ALSO REPAIR TORN

CLOTHING AS PART OF THE

BUSINESS.

I NOW HAVE MONEY TO FEED

AND TAKE CARE OF BOTH OF

US.

Terry: RECENTLY MINT

WAS ABLE TO MOVE INTO A

PLACE OF HER OWN.

MY LIFE IS BETTER NOW.

I HAVE A JOB AND I CAN

TAKE CARE OF MYSELF AND

KIM.

THANK YOU, "ORPHANS'

PROMISE," FOR HELPING ME

TO DO WORK THAT I LOVE.

AND THANKS FOR LETTING ME

HAVE MORE TIME WITH MY

SON.

Efrem: NOW ALL HEROS

Efrem: NOW ALL HEROS

WEAR A MASK, BUT SOMETIMES

THEY DO.

YOU'RE ABOUT TO MEET RICKY

MENA, A REAL LIFE

SPIDERMAN WHO FIGHTS

CANCER ONE CHILD AT A

TIME.

CAYLEB KINSLO SHOWS US THE

HEART OF A HERO IN TODAY'S

DIGITAL DOWNLOAD.

FOR MANY CHILDREN,

MEETING A SUPER HERO IS A

WISH COME TRUE.

AND FOR RICKY MENA, MAKING

IT HAPPEN HAS TURNED INTO

A MISSION BECAUSE OF A

DREAM INVOLVING HIS LATE

GRANDMOTHER AND SPIDERMAN.

SHE BASICALLY SHOWED ME

A MOVIE WHERE SPIDERMAN

WAS IN THE PRESENCE OF

THOUSANDS OF KIDS, AND SHE

SAID THAT IS WHAT I WAS

SUPPOSED TO DO WHEN I WOKE

UP.

I HAD THE COURAGE TO WAKE

UP AND ACTUALLY FOLLOW

THAT DREAM AND IT HAS

TURNED INTO WHAT IT IS

NOW.

Reporter: AND THAT'S

"HEART OF A HERO," A

NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION

DESIGNED TO INSPIRE AND

MOTIVATE CHILDREN WHO NEED

IT MOST.

ARE YOU SUPPOSED TO BE

HERE MUCH LONGER?

NO?

THAT'S GOOD NEWS.

> IT IS JUST INCREDIBLE

TO KNOW THAT THEY'RE

BATTLING THIS THING FOR

FOUR OR FIVE YEARS.

THEY DON'T GET TO GO TO

SCHOOL, PLAY ON THE

PLAYGROUND, AND THEY LOSE

ALL OF THEIR FRIENDS.

AND ALL THEY HAVE IS THEIR

MOM OR DAD, WHO HAVE TO

WORK, TOO.

Reporter: IN LESS

THAN THREE YEARS, THIS

SPIDERMAN AND HIS TEAM HAS

SEEN MORE THAN 5,000

CHILDREN BATTLING

LIFE-THREATENING

ILLNESSES.

RICKY STILL REMEMBERS ONE

OF THE FIRST, A

NINE-YEAR-OLD WHO DIED

FROM BRAIN CANCER, NAMED

CHARLIE DEGRANGE.

GOING INTO THAT VISIT,

I KNEW HE WAS TERMINAL.

HE WAS EIGHT YEARS OLD AT

THE TIME.

HIS REACTION WAS PRICELESS

BECAUSE HE WAS JUST IN

SHOCK TO SPIDERMAN WOULD

COME TO HIM.

HE WAS THE FIRST TERMINAL

CHILD I MET.

UNFORTUNATELY, HE WAS THE

FIRST TO PASS AWAY, ALSO.

PIE VISITED HIM AI VISITED HIM AS MUCH AS I

COULD BECAUSE AS

SPIDERMAN, WE BECAME

FRIENDS.

AND THEN I WROTE A SONG

FOR HIM THAT WENT VIRAL ON

Facebook.

HE SAW THE SONG AND CRIED,

AND HIS FATHER HIT ME UP

AND SAID, YOU KNOW WHAT,

CHARLIE WANTS TO MEET THE

GUY WHO WROTE THE SONG.

SO I GOT TO BE FRIENDS

WITH CHARLIE TWICE.

HIS REACTION EVERY TIME,

WHETHER I SHOWED UP AS

SPIDERMAN OR AS MYSELF,

WAS TRULY PRICELESS.

Reporter: "HEART OF A

HERO," CONTINUES TO

EXPAND.

IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE

SPIDERMAN.

WE MEET SOME AS A FIREMAN,

ANYTHING.

THAT'S A HUGE HELP TO US.

WE DON'T HAVE TO SPEND THE

MONEY WE USE ON TRAVEL ON

GETTING TO THESE KIDS, AND

WE USE IT ON TOYS.

I CAN'T MEET EVERY CHILD

ACROSS THE UNITED STATES,

SO IF I CAN FIND SOME

GOOD-HEARTED PEOPLE WHO

HAVE GREAT CHARACTER, WHO

HAVE THE HEART TO DO IT

OUT THERE, THEN THAT'S

WHAT I WANT TO DO IN THE

FUTURE.

OKAY, ONE MORE.

I THINK I BLINKED ON THAT

ONE.

[LAUGHTER]

FRAIRMT IT IS TIME NOW FOR

YOUR WEDNESDAY WORD.

AND TODAY'S WORD IS

SUCCESS.

CONSIDER THIS PROMISE FROM

OUR HEAVENLY FATHER: "EVEN

IN YOUR MOMENTS OF

FAILURE, GOD IS PREPARING

FOR YOU FOR SUCCESS.

AT THE END OF THE DAY,

THERE IS NO FAILURE IN

GOD.

WITH THAT WORD, MOVE

FORWARD IN THE DAY KNOWING

YOU ARE BUILT FOR SUCCESS.

MAKE THIS A WONDERFUL

WEDNESDAY.

> AND THAT IS GOING TO

DO IT FOR THIS EDITION OF

CBN "NEWSWATCH."

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