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CBN NewsWatch: April 26, 2017

On CBN Newswatch, April 26: Trump's 'massive' tax cuts would mean more money in your pocket; Trump cabinet members praying, studying the Bible together, and more. Read Transcript


Efrem: AND THANK YOU

FOR JOINING US FOR CBN

"NEWSWATCH."

I'M EFREM GRAHAM.

PRESIDENT TRUMP UNVEILS

HIS TAX REFORM PLAN TODAY

AS HE NEARS HIS 100th

DAY IN OFFICE.

FROM AN INCREASE IN

DEDUCTIONS TO A DROP IN

TAXES ON BUSINESS, IT'S

ADMINISTRATION IS

EXPECTING THEIR OVERHAUL

TO LEAD TO A BOOST IN

ECONOMIC GROWTH.

CAITLIN BURKE HAS THIS

STORY.

Reporter: MASSIVE TAX

CUTS, CHECK.

PRESIDENT TRUMP'S TAX

REFORM EXPECTED TO FILL

ANOTHER CAMPAIGN PLEDGE.

THEY WANT TO CUT THE TAXES

ON BUSINESSES FROM 35% TO

15%.

PLUS INCREASING DEDUCTIONS

FOR INDIVIDUALS.

THE WHITE HOUSE IS ALSO

HOPING TO MAKE THE TAX

CODE MUCH SIMPLER AND

EASIER FOR INDIVIDUALS,

EVEN JUST DOING THEIR

TAXES ON A LARGE POSTCARD.

THE ADMINISTRATION SAYS

THE CUTS WILL LEAD TO

FASTER ECONOMIC GROWTH.

DURING PRESIDENT OBAMA'S

LAST YEAR IN OFFICE, THE

ECONOMY ONLY GREW 1.6%.

PRESIDENT TRUMP IS HOPING

FOR 3%.

BUT MANY ECONOMISTS WORRY

THAT TRUMP'S TAX CUTS WILL

RESULT IN HIGHER BUDGET

DEFICITS.

DEMOCRATS ARE NOT LIKELY

TO GO ALONG WITH TRUMP'S

TAX CUT, SO THE PLAN COULD

HAVE A DIFFICULT ROAD IN

GETTING THROUGH CONGRESS.

STILL, VOTERS MADE IT

CLEAR THAT THE ECONOMY,

JOBS, AND HIGHER WAGES ARE

A TOP ISSUE FOR THEM, AND

THE WHITE HOUSE IS WORKING

ON JUST THAT.

AND WALL STREET IS STILL

OPTMISTIC AS THE TRUMP

RALLY IS ALIVE AND WELL.

THE NASDAQ CLOSED ABOVE

6,000 TUESDAY FOR THE

FIRST TIME EVER.

CAITLIN BURKE, CBN NEWS.

Efrem: IN AN UNUSUAL

MOVE, ALL 100 SENATORS

WILL ATTEND A CLASSIFIED

MEETING AT THE WHITE HOUSE

TODAY TO DISCUSS NORTH

KOREA.

THIS COMES JUST A DAY

AFTER NORTH KOREA FIRED

OFF ITS LARGEST ARTILLERY

DRILL, EVER.

THIS FUELS GROWING

CONCERNS TO THE U.S. AND

ITS ASIAN ALLIES.

THE NORTH KOREAN

MISSILE WITH A NUCLEAR PAY

LOAD, CAPABLE OF STRIKING

AN AMERICAN CITY, IS NO

LONGER A DISTANT

HYPOTHETICAL, BUT AN IM

MENEMINENT DANGER.

Efrem: SOME OF

TRUMP'S TOP CABINET

MEMBERS WILL BE IN THE

MEETING, INCLUDING REX

TILLERSON AND JIM MATTIS.

> THEY ARE ACCUSING

MICHAEL FLYNN OF VIOLATING

FEDERAL LAW.

THEY SAY HE FAILED TO

INFORM THE GOVERNMENT THAT

HE WAS ACCEPTING THOUSANDS

OF DOLLARS FROM RUSSIAN

ORGANIZATIONS AFTER A

RECENT TRIP THERE IN 2015.

THESE ACTIONS COULD LAND

FLYNN WITH A FELONY

CHARGE.

THE ACCUSATIONS COME AT A

TIME WHEN LAWMAKERS ARE

INVESTIGATING IF RUSSIA

MET TELMETTLED IN THE U.S.

ELECTIONS.

> THE CHEMICAL IN THE

LAST ATTACK WAS SARIN GAS.

THE MINISTER ALSO SAID

THAT THE SYRIAN REGIME'S

AIR FORCE LAUNCHED THE

AIRSTRIKES AGAINST THE

TOWN OF KAHN SHEIKUN.

AND FRENCH INTELLIGENCE

SERVICES BELIEVE ONLY

BASHAR al-ASSAD AND SOME

OF HIS ENTOURAGE HAD THE

POWER TO GIVE THE ORDER TO

USE CHEMICAL WEAPONS.

> THE WHITE HOUSE IS

BLASTING A FEDERAL JUDGE'S

DECISION ON TUESDAY TO

BLOCK PRESIDENT TRUMP FROM

WITH HUNDING FUNDS TO

SANCTUARY CITIES.

SANCTUARY CITIES PROTECT

ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS, AND

OFTENTIMES DO NOT

COOPERATE WITH THE

OFFICIALS.

THEY ISSUED THE

PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION

AGAINST THE PRESIDENT,

ARGUING IT WAS AN OVER

REACH OF HIS POWER.

SEAN SPICER ACCUSED THE

JUDGE OF PUTTING CRIMINALS

BEFORE THE SAFETY OF

AMERICAN CITIZENS.

SOME SUSPECT THE CASE WILL

GO TO THE U.S. SUPREME

COURT.

> VOTERS IN THE FIFTH

DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA

ARE HEADING TO THE POLLS

ON MAY 2nd.

THEY'RE VOTING FOR A

MEMBER TO FULFILL NICK

MULLVANY'S SEAT.

Reporter: AFTER A

CLOSED CONGRESSIONAL

SPECIAL ELECTION IN

GEORGIA, WITH THE DEMOCRAT

CANDIDATE PULLING IN 48%

OF THE VOTE...

WE WILL BE READY TO

FIGHT ON AND WIN IN JUNE.

Reporter:

...POLITICAL EYES ARE

FOCUSED ON THE PALMETTO

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.

WHERE THREE INDEPENDENT

CANDIDATES ARE VYING TO

REPLACE NICK MULVANEY.

THAT EVANGELICAL VOTING

BLOCK THAT CATAPULTED

DONALD TRUMP INTO THE

WHITE HOUSE IN 2016 IS

HERE ON THE GROUND IN

SOUTH CAROLINA, HOPING TO

DO THE SAME THING.

TED CONNELLY IS ONE OF

THOSE CANDIDATES.

HE IS KNOCKING ON DOORS,

REACHING OUT TO VOTERS AND

PROMISING TO BRING HIS

FAITH TO THE FOREFRONT OF

HIS CAMPAIGN.

I THINK WE AS

CHRISTIANS NEED TO START

LOOKING AT THINGS NOT AS

THE POLLS SAY OR THE

EXPERTS SAY, BUT WHAT DOES

THE LORD SAY.

Reporter: HE HAS THE

BACKING OF HOUSE FREEDOM

CAUSCAUCUS LEADER.

WHAT CHAD HAS NOT ONLY

DEMONSTRATED OVER TIME,

BUT CERTAINLY HAS

REINFORCED, IS THAT HE

WON'T FORGET SOUTH

CAROLINA WHEN HE GOES TO

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Reporter: BUT DESPITE

THE SUPPORT OF

HEAVY-HITTERS, LIKE

MEADOWS, CONNELLY KNOWS

THE REAL POWER LIES AMONG

EVANGELICALS.

I SAW THE NUMBERS FROM

BARNUS POLLING, THAT SOME

80 MILLION PEOPLE ARE

SITTING IN CHURCHES, BUT

ONLY 30 COUPLE MILLION

VOTE.

IT IS OUR FAULT, AMBER,

WHAT HAS BEEN GOING ON.

THERE ARE 40 TO 50 MILLION

PEOPLE WHO IDENTIFY WITH

THE LORD AND THEIR BIBLE

WHO DON'T BOTHER TO GO.

Reporter: THE RAMPART

PACK IS A UNIQUE POLITICAL

ACTION COMMITTEE WITH THE

SOLE MISSION OF PUTTING

PEOPLE OF FAITH, INCLUDING

PASTORS, IN OFFICE.

TAKING A LINE FROM FRANCIS

SCOTT, THE GROUP BELIEVES

LIKE THOSE RAMPARTS LONG

AGO, FREEDOM WILL PREVAIL.

THEY PUT THAT INTO ACTION

BY BACKING CONNELLY AND

OTHERS LIKE HIM.

PASTOR MARK HARRIS

BELIEVES THAT GROUPS LIKE

RAMPART PACK ARE

ESSENTIAL, WHEN IT COMES

TO UNDOING THINGS LIKE THE

JOHNSON AMENDMENT.

WE FEEL LIKE GETTING

THE BET CANDIDATETHE BEST CANDIDATES INTO

OFFICE WILL BEGIN ONCE YOU

STEP UP AND GET THE

CHURCHES ENGAGED AND THE

PASTORS ENGAGED IN THIS

PROCESS AS WELL.

Reporter: HE HAS A

MESSAGE FOR FELLOW

CHRISTIANS WHO SAY

BELIEVERS SHOULD NOT BE

INVOLVED IN POLITICS.

IF YOU LOOK AT THE

BIBLICAL PRINCIPLE,

WHETHER IT BE MOSES OR IN

THE NEW TESTAMENT AND YOU

LOOK AT JESUS, THEY WERE

ENGAGED IN EVERY ASPECT OF

LIFE.

AS A CHRISTIAN, AS A

BELIEVER AND FOLLOWER OF

CHRIST, I CAN'T JUST PICK

AND CHOOSE WHAT AREAS OF

LIFE I'M GOING TO CHOOSE

TO LIVE OUT MY FAITH.

Reporter: THE RAMPART

PACK IS PUTTING ITS FAITH

AND ITS FINANCIAL BACKING

BEHIND THAT BELIEF.

TIME WILL TELL IF IT WILL

ACTUALLY PAY OFF.

OTHER CANDIDATES ON THE

G.O.P. SIDE HAVE ALSO

RAISED BIG BUCKS.

WITH REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE

RALPH NORMAN BRINGING IN A

HALF MILLION DOLLARS SO

FAR, AND ARCHIE PARNELL

REPORTEDLY RAISING A

QUARTER OF A MILLION.

HE IS HOPING TO PUT THE

TRADITIONAL RED DISTRICT

TO BLUE.

THE SOUTH CAROLINA

ELECTION IS MAY 2nd.

AMBER C. STRONG IN SOUTH

CAROLINA.

Efrem: MEMBERS OF

PRESIDENT TRUMP'S CABINET

ARE GATHERING WEEKLY TO

STUDY THE BIBLE.

THE VICE PRESIDENT AND

EIGHT ADMINISTRATION

OFFICIALS, INCLUDING JEFF

SESSIONS, RI RICK PERRY, AND

MIKE POMPEO, SPONSORED THE

MEETINGS.

THEY ARE MEETING WEEKLY TO

GROW THEMSELVES

SPIRITUALLY.

THEY ARE LED BY THE

FOUNDER OF CAPITAL

MINISTRIES.

HE SAYS WHEN A COUNTRY'S

LEADERS SEE GOD, IT PUTS

THE NATION IN A POSITION

TO BE BLESSED BEYOND ALL

THAT WE ASK OR THINK.

LEADERS OF THE BIBLE

STEADY SAY PRESIDENT

TRUMP, OF COURSE, IS

ALWAYS WELCOME TO JOIN

THEM.

> STILL AHEAD, MEET

SHARE FISH, WHO IS LIVING

OUT HIS FAITH HERE AND

AROUND THE WORLD.

WATCH HOW HE IS GOING THE

EXTRA MILE.

EXTRA MILE.

Efrem: DIET SODA

BOASTS FEWER CALORIES, BUT

A NEW STUDY SHOWS THEY

COULD INCLUDE YOUR

INCREASE OF DEMENTIA AND

STROKE.

THE CITY CAN'T ESTABLISH A

CAUSE AND EFFECT BETWEEN

THE DRINK AND THE POSSIBLE

DISEASES, BUT IT SUGGESTS

MORE WORK BE DONE ON THE

EFFECTS DIET DRINKS HAVE

ON THE BODY.

WHAT YOU EAT AFFECTS YOUR

BRAIN AND NUTRITIONISTS

RECOMMEND VEGETABLES,

FRUITS, AND WHOLE GRAINS.

AND ANOTHER STUDY SAYS

EXERCISE WILL KEEP YOUR

MIND SHARP AFTER YOU ARE

OLDER THAN 50.

> HE HIT ROCK BOTTOM.

HE LOST MULTI-MILLION

DOLLARS IN HIS BUSINESS

AND HE BECAME HOMELESS.

BUT INSTEAD OF GIVING INTO

DISPAIR, HE FOUND HIS

ANSWER IN HELPING OTHER

PEOPLE.

LORIE JOHNSON BRINGS US

THIS STORY.

EVERY JUNE --

Lorie: O WIE IS A MAN

WHO LIVES HIS

FAITH.

YOU GET TO CHOOSE EVERY

DAY OF YOUR LIFE WHAT YOUR

SERMON IS GOING TO BE FOR

THAT DAY.

Lorie: HE RUNS THE

RONALD McDONALD HOUSE IN

NORTH CAROLINA, AND IT

PROVIDES FREE ROOM AND

BOARD FOR FAMILIES WITH

KIDS AT THE DUKE

CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL.

LIKE SUSAN BROWN, WHO'S

SON HAS BEEN HERE FOR

MONTHS.

WE FOUND OUT HE HAD A

STAGE FOUR BRAIN TUMOR,

WHICH IS VERY RARE.

WE COULDN'T AFFORD TO STAY

IN A HOTEL.

A LOT OF THEM COME HERE

WITH NO PLACE TO STAY.

AND A LOT OF THEM HAVE

GIVEN ALL OF THEIR

RESOURCES TO THE DOCTORS

FOR THE ONE CHANCE THEIR

CHILD MIGHT GET BETTER.

Lorie: THE SICK

CHILDREN OFTEN STAY AT THE

RONALD McDONALD HOUSE

WITH THEIR FAMILIES, LIKE

HOWELL, WHEN HE IS IN

BETWEEN CHEMO TREATMENTS.

IT IS REALLY NICE OVER

THERE.

THEY FIX DINNER EVERY

EVENING AT 6:00.

AND ON THE WEEKENDS THEY

HAVE BRUNCH.

THE FIRST THING,

WHENEVER THEY COME IN THE

DOOR, IS THEY FEEL LOVED.

WE'RE ABOUT LOVE.

WE'RE ABOUT COMFORT.

AND WE'RE ABOUT PEACE.

Lorie: OWIE RELATES

TO PEOPLE WHO FEEL

OVERWHELMED.

YEARS AGO, HIS

MULTI-MILLION COMPANY

BOTTOMED OUT, ALONG WITH

HIS MARRIAGE.

WHEN HE WAS HOMELESS AND

JOBLESS, HE GAINED A

BETTER PERS PEAK.

PERSPECTIVE.

A LOT OF TIMES OUR

PRAYERS ARE, GOD, GIVE ME

THIS AND GIVE ME THAT.

I BELIEVE WHAT HAS REALLY

HELPED ME IS TO CHANGE

THAT PRAYER AROUND AND

SAY, GOD, WHAT DO YOU WANT

ME TO LEARN FROM THIS?

WHAT CAN I DO IN THIS

PARTICULAR SITUATION THAT

WILL MOST GLORIFY YOU?

Lorie: HE DISCOVERED

HELPING OTHERS IS THE WAY

OUT OF DISPAIR.

HE WROTE ABOUT HIS JOURNEY

IN A BOOK CALLED "BEING A

SHARE FISH IN A SELFISH

WORLD."

I GREW UP IN EASTERN

NORTH CAROLINA.

AND MY MAMA TAUGHT ME THAT

IT IS BETTER TO BE A SHARE

FISH THEN A SELFISH.

AND SHE ALWAYS HAD A VERY

GIVING HEART.

AND SHE SAID, THE MORE YOU

GIVE, THE MORE YOU GET IN

RETURN.

JUST LIKE IT SAYS IN THE

BIBLE.

AND I FOUND THAT TO BE

TRUE.

Lorie: FOR INSTANCE,

ALMOST ALL OF THE MONEY IT

TAKES TO OPERATE THIS

RONALD McDONALD HOUSE IS

GIVEN BY THE LOCAL

COMMUNITY, WHICH IS ALSO

VERY GENEROUS WHEN IT

COMES TO DONATING TIME.

WE HAVE ONE LOCAL

CHURCH HERE THAT PART OF

THEIR MISSION FOR THE YEAR

WAS TO COME OVER HERE

EVERY MONDAY NIGHT AND

COOK SUPPER FOR EVERYBODY

IN THE HOUSE.

Lorie: IN ADDITION TO

HELPING FAMILIES HERE IN

NORTH CAROLINA, OWIE IS

ALSO CHANGING LIVES

1500 MILES SOUTH OF HERE

IN THE BELEAGUERED NATION

OF HONDURAS, ONE OF THE

POOREST COUNTRIES IN THE

WORLD.

SIX YEARS AGO ON A CHURCH

MISSION TRIP, HE REALIZED

HOW LACK OF EDUCATION

CREATED THE CYCLE OF

POVERTY.

SINCE THEN, HIS TEAM

PROVIDES SCHOOLING TO

REMOTE VILLAGES,

EVERYTHING NEEDED TO MAKE

IT THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL.

IT'S CALLED "SHARE FISH."

I HAVE FELT LIKE I HAVE

A FAMILY IN THE UNITED

STATES.

I'M VERY HAPPY AND

THANKFUL TO EACH ONE OF

THE PERSONS WHO HAVE SUCH

A BIG HEART TO HELP OUR

CHILDREN.

Reporter: BEFORE

SHARE FISH, PEOPLE HERE

WERE DESTINED TO SPEND

THEIR LIVES PICKING SUGAR

CANE OR CANTALOUPES.

NOW THEY FEEL THEY CAN DO

ANYTHING.

IT'S FOUR OF US WHO

HAVE GRADUATED FROM SHARE

FISH.

WE'RE VERY HAPPY.

AND IN THAT WAY WE SERVE

AS AN EXAMPLE TO THE OTHER

CHILDREN SO THEY FOLLOW

THE SAME PATH.

Lorie: THE HONDURAN

GOVERNMENT PROVIDES FREE

EDUCATION THROUGH THE

SIXTH GRADE IF STUDENTS

PAY FOR ALL OF THEIR

SUPPLIES, INCLUDING

UNIFORMS.

THAT IS TOO EXPENSIVE FOR

THESE FAMILIES WHO EARN

THE EQUIVALENT OF JUST $3

A DAY.

THE MAN ASKED JESUS,

WHAT IS THE GREATEST

COMMANDMENT, AND JESUS

SAID, LOVE GOD WITH ALL OF

YOUR HEART, ALL OF YOUR

SOUL, AND ALL OF YOUR

MIND, AND LOVE YOUR

NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.

AND THIS IS A PERFECT

EXAMPLE OF A NEIGHBOR

BECAUSE THESE FOLKS ARE

FORGOTTEN PEOPLE EVEN IN

THEIR OWN COUNTRY.

Lorie: SHARE FISH

PROVIDES A COMMUNITY

CENTER AND LIBRARY SO

PARENTS CAN LEARN, TOO.

SO WHETHER IT IS IN

ANOTHER COUNTRY OR YOUR

OWN BACKYARD, OWIE SAYS BY

SERVING OTHERS, YOU

DRAMATICALLY IMPROVE YOUR

OWN LIFE.

LORIE JOHNSON, CBN NEWS.

Efrem: STILL AHEAD,

THE AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR

WHO ALSO HAPPENS TO BE A

MORTGAGE BANKER.

HE TALKS ABOUT THE STROKE

THAT COULD HAVE ENDED BOTH

CAREERS.

SEE HOW THIS WARRIOR GOT

BACK IN THE GAME AFTER A

SUPERNATURAL HEALING.

Efrem: THE REALITY

SHOW "AMERICAN NINJA

WARRIOR" BEGINS ITS NINTH

SEASON IN JUNE.

CONTESTANTS HOPE TO WIN

$1 MILLION.

BUT ONE CONTESTANT SAW HIS

FAITH TESTED JUST SIX

MONTHS BEFORE COMPETITION

WITH AN ALMOST DEADLY

DIAGNOSIS.

Mark: WHEN YOU THINK

OF A NINJA, THE IMAGE OF A

STEALTH FIGURE CLAD IN

BLACK PROBABLY COMES TO

MIND.

TODAY'S TV NINJAS ARE

HIGHLY SKILLED ATHLETES,

WORKING THEIR WAY THROUGH

INTENSE OBSTACLES ON THE

IMMENSELY POPULAR

"AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR."

GRANT CLINTON IS ONE SUCH

COMPETITOR.

HE IS IN INCREDIBLE SHAPE.

HE GAVE CBN NEWS AN INSIDE

LOOK AT HIS HIGH INTENSITY

INTERVAL TRAINING,

CONDITIONING, AND MOVING

QUICKLY THROUGH TOUGH

COURSES.

LOTS OF TIMES THE

OBSTACLE BY ITSELF ISN'T

THAT DIFFICULT, BUT IT IS

PUTTING THEM TOGETHER AND

HAVING ENOUGH ENERGY ON

OBSTACLE EIGHT, OR NINE,

OR TEN, WITHOUT BEING SO

FATIGUED.

Reporter: NOW GRANT

TRAINS FIVE OR SIX DAYS A

WEEK, HEADING TO THE GYM

FOR ABOUT TWO HOURS EACH

DAY BEFORE WORK.

WHEN NOT TRAINING, CLINTON

IS A MORTGAGE BANKER.

A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE,

LIKE, WHAT DO YOU DO.

DANIEL GILLS, WHO FOUNDED

THE SHOW, HE SAID, YOU'RE

GOOD AT THIS.

WHAT IS YOUR THING.

AND I GO, I DO MORTGAGES.

Mark: AND CLINTON

ALSO COMPETED AT A GYMNAST

IN COLLEGE.

DURING ONE TYPICAL

TRAINING SESSION, HOWEVER,

THE UNEXPECTED HAPPENED.

I FELT JUST A HUGE

PRESSURE IN MY HEAD, THAT

I THOUGHT WAS JUST A

TERRIBLE HEADACHE.

I KIND OF HAD TO STEP

ASIDE FOR A LITTLE BIT AND

FIGURE OUT WHAT WAS GOING

ON.

AND THE PAIN JUST GOT

WORSE.

Mark: HE UNDERWENT AN

EMERGENCY C.T. SCAN WHICH

SHOWED BLEEDING IN HIS

BRAIN.

AN AMBULANCE RUSHED LIM TO

THHIM TOTHE HOSPITAL FOR SURGERY.

HIS WIFE RECALLS THE

WEIGHT OF THAT MOMENT.

HE TOLD ME EVERYTHING

WAS GOING TO BE OKAY.

IT IS, LIKE, SO FRESH,

EVEN THOUGH IT HAS BEEN SO

LONG.

HE TOLD ME THAT EVERYTHING

WAS GOING TO BE OKAY,

WHICH I KNEW IT WAS GOING

TO BE OKAY, REGARDLESS OF

THE OUTCOME.

BUT THEN HE DID SAY, YOU

KNOW, IF I DON'T COME OUT

OF THIS, I WANT YOU TO

MAKE PLANS.

I WANT YOU TO MOVE ON WITH

YOUR LIFE.

I WANT YOU TO FIND A GOOD

HUSBAND FOR OUR CHILDREN.

I MEAN, IT IS JUST ONE OF

THOSE CONVERSATIONS YOU

DON'T REALLY PLAN ON

HAVING AT OUR AGE.

Mark: AFTER SURGERY,

CLINTON LEARNED HE

SUFFERED A STROKE, A TYPE

WITH A 50% FATALITY RATE.

IT WAS JUST KIND OF A

BIG SHAIKH TO EVERYONE.

SHOCK TO EVERYONE.

I WORKED OUT ALL OF THE

TIME.

I DIDN'T HAVE ANY GENETIC

HISTORY OF STROKE.

Reporter: A WEEK

AFTER LEAVING THE HOSPITAL

HOSPITAL, HE WENT TO A

CHRISTIAN RETREAT WITH THE

MEMBERS OF HIS CHURCH.

AND THE MEN PRAYED FOR

HIM.

I CAME IN HAVING

TERRIBLE PAIN AND

PRESSURE, AND TWO DAYS

LATER I LEFT WITH NO MEDS,

NO PRESSURE, AND NO PAIN.

SEEING THE LORD LITERALLY

LIFT THAT OFF OF ME

THROUGH THESE MEN GOING TO

WAR FOR ME.

IT WAS AMAZING AND IT WAS

A MIRACLE.

Mark: CLINTON

EVENTUALLY RESUMED HIS

NINJA TRAINING, AND ABOUT

SIX MONTHS AFTER THE

STROKE, HE MADE IT ON

NATIONAL TELEVISION.

AMAZINGLY, HE COMPLETED

THE REGIONAL FINALS AND

BECAME A CROWD FAVORITE

AND MADE IT TO THE

NATIONALS.

HIS STORY CONNECTED WITH

PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD.

BEING A BELIEVER,

THAT'S WHAT IT IS ALL

ABOUT, REALLY.

IT'S NOT ABOUT ME BEING UP

THERE AND PERFORMING.

WELL, OF COURSE, I'M A

COMPETITOR AND I LIKE TO

DO WELL AND I WANT TO

COMPETE WELL, BUT GOD'S

GLORY IS FIRST.

I WANT MY STORY, I WANT

THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE

WATCHED ME TO KNOW WHAT IS

GOING ON, TO KNOW THAT GOD

IS STILL WORKING

MIRACULOUSLY IN TODAY'S

WORLD.

IT IS NOT ONLY WHAT WE

READ IN SCRIPTURES, BUT HE

IS STILL DOING IT TODAY.

Mark: AND THIS

BELIEVER IS GIVING BACK.

WHILE COMPETING, HE WORE A

SHIRT EMPLAC EMBLAZONED WITH THE

WORD "OVERCOMER."

AND AFTER A LOT OF PEOPLE

WANTED TO BUY THE T-SHIRT,

HE GOT DOWN TO BUSINESS

AND DONATED THE SALES TO

THE SCOTT FOUNDATION.

HE SAYS IT IS NOT CLEAR

WHY HE HAD THE STROKE, AND

HE'S OKAY WITH THAT.

THE LORD ALLOWED THIS

TO HAPPEN SO I COULD BUILD

THE FAITH OF THE MEN AT MY

CHURCH, SO I COULD

ENCOURAGE AND BUILD THE

FAITH OF THOSE WHO GOT A

CHANCE TO SEE ME ON THE

SHOW.

IF THAT'S ALL IT WAS FOR,

WE DON'T REALLY HAVE TO

HAVE A REASON FOR IT.

Mark: AND THAT

ENCOURAGEMENT RESUMES IN

JUNE, ALONG WITH A CHANCE

AT A MILLION DOLLARS.

MARK MAMARK MARTIN, CBN NEWS,

TEXAS.

Efrem: YOU CAN GET

MORE INFORMATION ON THE

SCOTT COOPER SMITH STROKE

FOUNDATION BY GOING TO

cbnnews.com.

STAY WITH US.

THERE IS MORE OF

"NEWSWATCH" STRAIGHT

AHEAD.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

Efrem: TIME NOW FOR

YOUR WEDNESDAY WORD O, AND

TODAY'S WORD IS "THROUGH."

YOU HAVE TO GO THROUGH IT

TO GET TO IT.

THE OPERATIVE WORD THERE

IS "THROUGH."

THAT IS NOT A STOPPING

POINT.

IT IS SIMPLY A MOMENT ON

THE JOURNEY.

KEEP IT MOVING, AND YOU

WILL GET THROUGH WHATEVER

YOUR "IT" IS.

> AND THAT'S A WRAP FOR

THIS EDITION OF CBN

"NEWSWATCH."

YOU CAN GET MORE OF OUR

EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE OF THE

ISSUES YOU CARE MOST ABOUT

AT cbnnews.com.

MAKE THIS IS A WONDERFUL

WEDNESDAY.

WE'LL SEE YOU RIGHT BACK

HERE COME TOMORROW.

GOD BLESS YOU.

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