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CBN NewsWatch: June 8, 2017

On CBN Newswatch, June 8: Most dramatic testimony in decades? Comey makes 1st public remarks since firing; Pence says Catholics and all Christians 'have an ally' in President Trump, and more. Read Transcript


Efrem: THANK YOU SO

MUCH FOR JOINING US FOR

CBN "NEWSWATCH."

I'M EFREM GRAHAM.

JAMES COMEY'S APPEARANCE

BEFORE THE SENATE

INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE

COULD BE THE MOST DRAMATIC

TESTIMONY IN DECADES.

HE PLANS TO TESTIFY HE

TOLD THE PRESIDENT HE WAS

NOT UNDER INVESTIGATION,

AND MR. TRUMP PRESSED HIM

TO SAY PUBLICLY.

ERIC GONZALES GOT A COPY

OF COMEY'S OPENING

STATEMENT AND GIVES US

THIS LOOK AT THE SHOWDOWN

IN THE SENATE.

Reporter: JAMES COMEY

SAYS IN A RELEASED

STATEMENT THAT PRESIDENT

TRUMP REPEATEDLY PRESSURED

HIM TO PUBLICLY ANNOUNCE

THAT HE WAS NOT PERSONALLY

UNDER FEDERAL

INVESTIGATION IN

CONNECTION WITH THE

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT'S

INVESTIGATION INTO RUSSIAN

MEDDLING INTO THE

ELECTION.

HE TOLD THE PRESIDENT HE

IS NOT UNDER

INVESTIGATION.

THE FIRST WAS ON A

JANUARY 6th BRIEFING,

AND THEN AT A

JANUARY 27th DINNER, AND

THEN ON A MARCH 30th

PHONE CALL.

HE SAYS THE PRESIDENT

ASKED HIM WHAT CAN BE DONE

TO LIFT THE CLOUD OVER HIM

DURING THE INVESTIGATION.

COMEY REPLIED THAT WE WERE

INVESTIGATING THE MATTER

AS QUICKLY AS WE COULD.

AND COMEY SAID, I

EXPLAINED WE HAD BRIEFED

LEADERSHIP ON CONGRESS,

AND WE TOLD THOSE

CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS WE

WERE NOT PERSONALLY

INVESTIGATING PRESIDENT

TRUMP.

HE REPEATEDLY TOLD ME, WE

NEED TO GET THAT FACT OUT.

COMEY NEVER DID, SO THE

PRESIDENT DID THROUGH

TWITTER AND INTERVIEWS.

President Trump: I

SAID, IF IT IS POSSIBLE,

WOULD YOU LET ME KNOW, AM

I UNDER INVESTIGATION.

HE SAID, YOU ARE NOT UNDER

INVESTIGATION.

Reporter: BUT WHAT

ABOUT THE QUESTION OF

OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE

INTO THE INVESTIGATION OF

MICHAEL FLYNN.

COMEY SAID A CONVERSATION

TOOK PLACE ON

FEBRUARY 14th IN THE

OVAL OFFICE, AFTER A

MEETING THAT DEALT WITH

COUNTER-TERRORISM.

COMEY SAYS THE PRESIDENT

WANTED TO SPEAK WITH HIM

ALONE.

HE BEGAN BY SAYING, I WANT

TO TALK ABOUT MICHAEL

FLYNN.

THE PRESIDENT SAID FLYNN

HADN'T DONE ANYTHING WRONG

IN SPEAKING WITH THE

RUSSIANS, BUT HE HAD TO

LET HIM GO BECAUSE HE

MISLED THE VICE PRESIDENT.

HE SAID, HE IS A GOOD GUY.

I HOPE YOU CAN LET THIS

GO.

COMEY SAID HE AGREED FLYNN

WAS A GOOD GUY.

HE WROTE THE MEMO TO

DOCUMENT THE CONVERSATION.

BUT COMEY DOES NOT ACCUSE

THE PRESIDENT OF

OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE.

A SOURCE CLOSE TO THE

PRESIDENT TOLD CBN NEWS

THAT THE STATEMENT OF

RECORD BY COMEY IS

ANTI-CLANTI-CLIMATIC BECAUSE IT

IS NOTHING KNEW.

IT SAYS HE THOUGHT HE HAD

A JOB FOR A WHILE BECAUSE

THE PRESIDENT CALLED HIM

LOYAL.

Efrem: NORTH KOREA IS

NOT SLOWING DOWN ITS

MISSILES TEST.

THURSDAY IT FIRED SEVERAL

ANTI-SHIP MISSILES.

THEY LANDED IN WATERS

BETWEEN THE KOREAN

PENINSULA AND JAPAN, WHERE

U.S. AIRCRAFT CARRIERS,

THE CARL VINSON AND THE

USS RONALD REAGAN ARE

STATIONED.

OFFICIALS SAY THEY ARE

SEEKING TO BUILD A NUCLEAR

MISSILE THAT CAN REACH THE

UNITED STATES.

> FIVE OF THE MEN WHO

LAUNCHED AN ATTACK IN

IRAN'S CAPITAL ON

WEDNESDAY FOUGHT FOR THE

ISLAMIC STATE.

THE ATTACKS HAPPENED AT

IRAN'S PARLIAMENT AND THE

TOMB OF THE REVOLUTIONARY

LEADER, KILLING AT LEAST

17 PEOPLE AND WOUNDING

MORE THAN 40.

THEY ISSUED A STATEMENT

ABOUT THE MEN, SAYING THEY

LEFT THE COUNTRY TO FIGHT

FOR EXTREMIST GROUPS IN

MOSUL AND SYRIA.

IT IS BELIEVED THEY

RETURNED TO THE COUNTRY IN

AUGUST.

THE MINISTRY SAYS THE MEN

ARE AFFILIATED WITH THE

WAHABI FORM OF ISLAM.

> BRITISH VOTERS ARE AT

THE POLLS TODAY FOR THE

NATIONAL ELECTIONS WITH

CONCERN ABOUT MORE TERROR

ATTACKS.

OUR DALE HURD IS FOLLOWING

THIS STORY.

Reporter: THE

OFFICIAL THREAT LEVEL

STANDS AT SEVERE, WHICH

MEANS ANOTHER ATTACK IS

HIGHLY LIKELY.

AS VOTERS CHOOSE 650

LAWMAKERS FOR THE HOUSE OF

COMMONS.

PRIME MINISTER THERESA MAY

CALLED THIS SNAP ELECTION

IN HOPES OF INCREASING THE

CONSERVATIVE PARTY'S SLIM

MAJORITY IN PARLIAMENT AND

STRENGTHENING HER LAND IN

THE BREXIT TALKS WITH THE

EUROPEAN UNION ABOUT

LEAVING THE E.U.

THIS ELECTION IS NOT

JUST ABOUT THE NEXT FIVE

YEARS.

IT IS ABOUT SETTING THIS

COUNTRY ON THE RIGHT

COURSE FOR GENERATIONS TO

COME.

Reporter: LABOUR

LEADER JEREMY CORBYN'S

MESSAGE IS BASICALLY MORE

FREE STUFF, IN THE FORM OF

SOCIAL JUSTICE AND RAISING

TAXES ON THE RICH.

IT WILL INCREASE

TAXATION FOR THE TOP 5%.

BUT NOT FOR 95%.

Reporter: BUT MANY

VOTERS WILL HAVE ANOTHER

ISSUE ON THEIR MINDS.

ISIS HAS VOWED THAT THE

MANCHESTER ATTACKS WERE

ONLY THE BEGINNING OF THE

ATTACKS ON WHAT IT CALLS

CRUSADER SOIL.

THE LATEST POLLING THOSE

THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY

WITH AN ALMOST 8-POINT

LEAD OVER LABOUR.

MY SUSPICION IS THERESA

MAY WILL REMAIN AS PRIME

MINISTER, BUT THE SIZE OF

HER MAJORITY WILL DEPEND

ON WHICH GROUPS TURN OUT

TO VOTE.

Reporter: WHAT BEGAN

AS ONE OF THE DULLEST

COMPAIGNS IN RECENT MEMORY

HAS BECOME, FOR MANY

VOTERS, A MATTER OF

NATIONAL SECURITY.

Efrem: VICE PRESIDENT

MIKE PENCE SAYS CATHOLICS

AND ALL CHRISTIANS IS AN

ALLY IN PRESIDENT TRUMP.

HE SHARED THAT MESSAGE

WITH MORE THAN A THOUSAND

OF THEM IN WASHINGTON,

D.C. THIS WEEK.

JENNA BROWDER IS ON THIS

STORY.

* THIS IS MY SONG

Reporter: IT'S A

TRADITION THAT ATTRACTS

CATHOLICS FROM ACROSS THE

GLOBE.

FOR THE SAKE OF HIS

PASSION...

Reporter: THIS YEAR'S

HEADLINER AT THE CATHOLIC

PRAYEPRAYER BREAKFAST, VICE

PRESIDENT MIKE PENC MIKE PENCE.

MY MOM WOULD BE SO

PROUD.

Reporter: HE STARTED

WITH THE ATTACKS IN THE

UNITED KINGDOM.

THEY HAVE OUR PRAYERS

AND OUR UNWAVERING

RESOLVE.

AS THE PRESIDENT TWO

NIGHTS AGO, THIS BLOODSHED

MUST END, AND THIS

BLOODSHED WILL END.

Reporter: HE THEN GOT

INTO HIS OWN PERSONAL

FAITH AND MADE CLEAR THE

COMMITMENT THIS

ADMINISTRATION HAS TO ALL

BELIEVERS.

AMERICAN CATHOLICS HAVE

AN ALLY IN PRESIDENT

DONALD TRUMP.

Reporter: HE TOUCHED

ON RELIGIOUS FREEDOM,

CHRISTIAN PERSECUTION,

AND, OF COURSE, PROTECTING

THE UNBORN.

I COULDN'T BE MORE

PROUD TO SERVE AS VICE

PRESIDENT TO A PRESIDENT

WHO STANDS WITHOUT APOLOGY

FOR THE SANCTITY OF HUMAN

LIFE.

Reporter: A MESSAGE

THAT RESONATEDED WITH THE

CROWD AND EARNED HIM

SEVERAL STANDING OVATIONS.

MIKE PENCE HAS BEEN

THEIR FRIEND.

WITHOUT QUESTION, I

THINK, UP AND DOWN FROM

THE APPOINTMENT TO THE

ADMINISTRATION, THEY HAVE

PERSONAL FRIENDS WHO HAVE

JOINED THE ADMINISTRATION,

AND BY THEIR ACCOUNTS AND

THE PUBLIC POLICY, THEY'RE

ADVANCING, AND IT IS VERY

CLEAR YOU HAVE A VERY

DIFFERENT AND VERY

SUPPORTIVE ADMINISTRATION

TOWARDS SOME OF THE

PRIORITIES OF THE CATHOLIC

CHURCH.

Reporter: BRIAN BIRCH

WITH catholicvote.org

SAYS THE FEELING IS

SIMILAR TO WHEN PRESIDENT

BUSH SPOKE.

IT IS A BIG DEAL FOR

CATHOLICS AND ALL

BELIEVERS THAT THE SECOND

IN COMMAND NOT ONLY

RECOGNIZE BUT SHARE AND

ENCOURAGE THEM IN THEIR

FAITH.

AT THIS MOMENT, I URGE

YOU TO CONTINUE TO STAND

UP, TO SPEAK OUT, TO

CONTINUE TO BE THAT VOICE

FOR THE VOICELESS THAT THE

CHURCH HAS BEEN THROUGHOUT

ITS HISTORY.

CONTINUE TO BE THE HANDS

AND FEET OF OUR SAVIOR.

Reporter: IN

WASHINGTON, JENNA BROWDER,

CBN NEWS.

Efrem: THIS WEEK

MARKS THE 50th

ANNIVERSARY OF ISRAEL'S

BATTLE TO RECLAIM ITS

BIBLICAL HEARTLAND.

THE SIX-DAY WAR IS A

CRITICAL PERIOD IN THE

COUNTRY'S HISTORY, AND CBN

BROUGHT IT TO LIFE ON THE

BIG SCREEN.

"IN OUR HANDS: THE BATTLE

FOR JERUSALEM" PREMIERED

AT THEATERS ACROSS THE

COUNTRY.

AND A JEWISH SYNAGOGUE IN

WASHINGTON HOSTED A

SPECIAL SCREENING.

HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE SHOWED

UP, INCLUDING GORDON

ROBERTSON, WHO IS A SENIOR

PRODUCER ON THE FILM.

A PASTOR SAYS MANY OF HIS

MEMBERS LIVED THROUGH THE

SIX-DAY WAR AND UNDERSTAND

THE HISTORY.

I THINK WHAT IS

IMPORTANT FOR US TO TALK

ABOUT THIS IN THE CONTEXT

OF THE GREATER

UNDERSTANDING OF ISRAEL

TODAY AND WHAT DOES THAT

VICTORY MEAN TODAY?

WHAT DOES IT MEAN NOT ONLY

TO OUR CONGREGATION, BUT

THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO

INTERFAITH WITH CHRISTIANS

WHO HAVE A DIFFERENT

PERSPECTIVE ON WHY ISRAEL

IS IMPORTANT TO THEM.

AND I THINK THAT'S

IMPORTANT FOR A

CONGREGATION TO ENGAGE IN.

Efrem: AND TO LEARN

MORE ABOUT "IN OUR HANDS"

AND THE SIX-DAY WAR,

SIMPLY GO TO

inourhands1967.com.

COMING UP, WE LOOK AT A

STATE WHERE CHARTER

SCHOOLS ARE MAKING A

DIFFERENCE AND ARE HELPING

CHILDREN TO FLOURISH.

Efrem: PRESIDENT

TRUMP WANTS TO INCREASE

FEDERAL FUNDING FOR SCHOOL

CHOICE BY $20 O BILLION.

BUT THE BIG QUESTION IS:

DOES IT WORK?

THE ANSWER DEPENDENTS ON DEPENDS ON WHO

YOU ASK AND WHERE YOU GO.

HEATHER SELLS GIVES US A

LOOK AT THE GOLDEN

CORRIDOR IN SOUTH PHOENIX.

Lorie: AT 8:00 EACH

MORNING, STUDENTS BEGIN

THE DAY WITH THEIR MISSION

STATEMENT.

Heather: A LITTLE

MUSIC ALSO SETS THE STAGE.

*

Heather: A FEW MILES

AWAY, STUDENTS AT THE

ARIZONA SCHOOL FOR THE

ARTS CHARTER PREPARE FOR

AN UPCOMING RECITAL.

AND AT THE ESPIRITU, THEY

GET READY FOR THEIR NEXT

COMMUNITY PROJECT.

WE TRY TO TEACH THE

KIDS IT IS NOT JUST ALL

ABOUT ME, ME, ME, BUT HOW

DO WE SERVE THE COMMUNITY.

Heather: CHARTER

SCHOOLS ARE A BIG PART OF

THE LANDSCAPE IN ARIZONA.

IN THE WHOLE STATE, THERE

ARE MORE THAN 500, AND ON

THIS PARTICULAR BLOCK,

THERE IS THREE.

AS AN ARIZONA LAWMAKER IN

THE 1990s, LISA KEEGAN

WENT ON TO BECOME THE

STATE SUPERINTENDENT.

THE CULTURE IS TO

INNOVATE AND CREATE

SOMETHING NEW.

Heather: THEY ALLOWED

STUDENTS TO CHOOSE THEIR

PUBLIC SCHOOL, REGARDLESS

OF THEIR ADDRESS.

A VOUCHER-TYPE PROGRAM

PROVIDES MONEY FOR

EDUCATION ACCOUNTS,

RANGING FROM $4,000 TO

$30,000 A YEAR.

ITS GOAL IS TO HELP

STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

AND THOSE IN

LOW-PERFORMING OR CHARTER

SCHOOLS PAY FOR A PRIVATE

EDUCATION.

TAX CREDITS ARE ALSO

AVAILABLE TO THOSE WHO

CONTRIBUTE TO PRIVATE

SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS.

IT IS ALL PART OF A MIX,

SAYS KEEGAN, THAT NOT ONLY

HELPS CHILDREN AND THEIR

FAMILIES, BUT TEACHERS AS

WELL.

YOU HAVE TO LET

EDUCATORS COME INTO THIS

MARKET AND PROVIDE WHAT

THEY KNOW HOW TO PROVIDE.

WHETHER THAT BE IN PRIVATE

SCHOOLS OR PUBLIC SCHOOLS,

HOME-SCHOOLING -- WHATEVER

THAT IS, THERE IS SO MUCH

MORE TALENT OUT THERE THAT

WE DON'T ALLOW INTO THE

MARKETPLACE BECAUSE OF OUR

REGULATORY VIEW ABOUT WHO

GETS TO PROVIDE EDUCATION

TO CHILDREN.

WHAT ABOUT YOU?

Heather: PRINCIPAL

BRIAN WINSOR LOVES THE

FREEDOM ABOUT RUNNING A

CHARTER.

WINSOR CAN QUICKLY CHANGE

PRACTICES THAT AREN'T

WORKING.

*

Heather: LAST YEAR HE

SWITCHED HIS MATH

CURRICULUM IN THE MIDDLE

OF THE YEAR.

AND DATA SHOWS THE NEW

PLAN IS A SUCCESS.

AND HE CAN ALSO HIRE AND

FIRE AS NEEDED.

I AM ABLE TO CAREFULLY

COACH A TEACHER, OR ANY

EMPLOYEE HERE, AND WHEN I

FEEL LIKE THEY'VE BEEN

COACHED UP AND THEY'RE

OKAY, WE MOVE ON.

BUT IF I FEEL LIKE THEY'RE

NOT FOLLOWING MY COUNSEL

AND THEY'RE NOT TREATING

OUR CHILDREN WELL OR OTHER

PEOPLE WELL, I CAN LET

THEM GO RATHER QUICKLY.

Heather: JOANNA CHOSE

IT FOR THE PHILOSOPHY FOR

ITS PRINCIPLES TO EDUCATE

THE WHOLE CHILD, AND SHE

IS AMAZED WITH HOW THEY

TREAT HER YOUNG CHILD, WHO

HAS AUTISM.

THEY CALL ME AND SAY,

HEY, YOUR CHILD IS HAVING

A HARD DAY, DO YOU HAVE

ANY SUGGESTIONS TO HELP

HER.

I WAS ABLE TO COME AND

SEARCH, AND I DID.

I LOOKED AT, LIKE, SIX

DIFFERENT SCHOOLS IN THE

AREA AND ASKED QUESTIONS.

Heather: SHE CHOSE

ESPIRITU FOR ITS "A"

RATING AND ITS TENTATIVE

TO HER DAUGHTER.

WHAT SCHOOL OUT THERE

DO YOU SEE MAKING PACKETS

FOR THE HOMELESS?

WHICH ONES ARE OUT THERE

CLEANING UP THE COMMUNITY?

Heather: ARIZONA HAS

ACTED TO REPLICATE THE

SCHOOLS THAT WORK.

NOW AFTER DECADES IN THE

MAKING, SCHOOL CHOICE IS

ON THE RISE.

IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS,

CHOICE HAS ALLOWED MORE

THAN 100,000 FAMILIES TO

MAKE THE MOVE TO

HIGHER-PERFORMING SCHOOLS.

AND YOU HAVE A SOUTH

PHOENIX THAT HAS

TRANSFORMED INTO AN AREA

KNOWN AS A GOLDEN

CORRIDOR.

YOU GET TO THE POINT

WHERE YOU HAVE SO MANY

HIGH-QUALITY SCHOOLS

EMERGING, NOW THERE IS A

BUZZ, AND NOW FAMILIES ARE

TALKING WITH EACH OTHER,

AND IN THEIR CHURCHES AND

AT THEIR COMMUNITY CENTER,

OH, WE HAVE SOME GREAT

SCHOOL CHOICES THAT HAVE

TRANSFORMED OUR FAMILY.

AND THAT'S WHAT YOU WANT.

* YOU'RE GONNA SEE ME

ROAR *

Heather: REPORTING IN

PHOENIX, HEATHER SELLS,

CBN NEWS.

*

Efrem: UP NEXT, THEY

ARE THE HOTTEST TEAM IN

THE NBA RIGHT NOW, BUT IT

IS WHAT THEY'RE DOING OFF

THE COURT THAT IS MAKING

ALL OF THE DIFFERENCE.

STAY WITH US FOR THIS

STORY.

Efrem: THE GOLDEN

STATE WARRIORS DID IT

AGAIN.

THEY BEAT THE CLEVELAND

CAVALIERS IN THE NBA

FINALS.

SETH CURRY CARRIED THE

TEAM TO A VICTORY.

THEY SCORED 87 POINTS

COMBINED.

THE VICTORY EXTENDS THEIR

POSTSEASON RECORD TO 15

CONSECUTIVE WINS.

IF THEY KEEP IT UP,

FRIDAY'S GAME WILL GIVE

THEM THE CHANCE TO BE THE

FIRST TEAM TO COMPLETE A

POSTSEASON UNDEFEATED.

THEIR CHAPLAIN TALKED TO

US ABOUT HIS OWN PERSONAL

JOURNEY FROM THE STREETS

TO PRISON TO THE COURTS.

Reporter: EARL SMITH

IS CHAPLAIN FOR THE

HOTTEST TEAM IN THE NBA,

BUT...

I'M NOT A BASKETBALL

FAN.

BUT IT IS NOT SO MUCH WHAT

THEY'RE DOING ON THE

COURT.

IT IS WHAT I SEE AMONGST

THEMSELVES, HOW THEY LOVE

EACH OTHER, HOW THEY TREAT

EACH OTHER.

Reporter: THE TEAM

BROKE THE RECORD FOR MOST

CONSECUTIVE WINS.

AND THE TEAM'S LEADER,

27-YEAR-OLD POINT GUARD

SETH CURRY, IS EYEING

RECORDS OF HIS OWN.

BUT HE ALSO HAS SOMETHING

MORE IMPORTANT THAN A JUMP

SHOT.

HE IS AN UNBELIEVABLE

COMPETITOR AND WANTS TO

WIN, BUT MORE IMPORTANT

THAN ANYTHING IS HIS

RELATIONSHIP.

HE HAS A RELATIONSHIP THAT

FAR EXCEEDS A 3-POINT SHOT

OR ACCOLADES THAT ARE IN

THE ARENA.

HE IS A FAMILY MAN AND HE

LOVES HIS WIFE.

Efrem: AND SMITH

CREDITS POSITIVE

RELATIONSHIPS AS TO ONE

KEY ELEMENT TO HIS

MINISTRY, ON AND OFF THE

FIELD.

HE HAS BEEN ADMINISTERING

TO PRISONERS FOR MORE THAN

45 YEARS, AND HE SAYS

THERE IS NOT MUCH

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A

PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE AND A

PRISON INMATE.

THEY BOTH HAVE NUMBERS.

GUYS IN PRISON HAVE

NUMBERS; ATHLETES HAVE

NUMBERS.

IF YOU THINK ABOUT IT, THE

COUNTIES THAT MOST

POPULATE THE PRISON SYSTEM

ARE ALSO THE COUNTIES THAT

MOST POPULATE PROFESSIONAL

SPORTS.

SO THESE GUYS -- THERE IS

A VERY SMALL SPACE BETWEEN

PRISON AND PROFESSIONAL

SPORTS, BUT THERE IS A

BREAK.

Efrem: PART OF THAT

BREAK, SMITH SAYS, COMES

FROM A LACK OF POSITIVE

INFLUENCE, SOMETHING HE

KNOWS FIRSTHAND FROM HIS

OWN CHILDHOOD.

IT WAS AN ANGRY KID, I

WAS A DRUG DEALER AND GANG

MEMBER.

MORE THAN ANYTHING, I WAS

ANGRY.

Efrem: AT AGE 19,

AFTER A DRUG DEAL WENT

BAD --

THEY BROUGHT SOMEONE TO

MY HOUSE, AND THAT PERSON

HE BROUGHT TO MY HOUSE

SHOT ME.

Efrem: HE WAS RUSHED

TO THE HOSPITAL WITH

LIFE-THREATENING BULLET

WOUNDS.

THE BLESSING IS THAT'S

NOT THE END OF THE STORY.

THE DOCTOR LOOKED AT MY

DAD AND TOLD HIM I WASN'T

GOING TO MAKE IT; I WAS

GOING TO DIE.

AND MY DAD GRABBED THE

DOCTOR AND SAID, DOCTOR,

YOU DO WHAT YOU DO BEST,

AND I'M GOING TO DO WHAT I

DO BEST.

AND MY DAD WALKED OUT OF

THE ROOM, AND I UNDERSTOOD

LATER THAT HE WENT TO

PRAY.

ALL OF A SUDDEN THE

BURNING STOPPED.

ALL OF A SUDDEN A FELT A

PEACE, AND A QUIETNESS

CAME OVER ME.

AND I HEARD THIS VOICE

SAY, YOU'RE NOT GOING TO

DIE.

I HAVE SOMETHING FOR YOU

TO DO.

YOU'RE GOING TO BE A

CHAPLAIN AT SAN QUENTIN

PRISON.

Efrem: THE DOCTOR

COULDN'T EXPLAIN THE

RECOVERY.

HE DIDN'T KNOW WHAT I

WAS GOING ON, BUT I KNEW.

THOSE HOLES CLOSED UP, AND

THAT WAS JESUS.

Efrem: ONCE HE BECAME

A CHAPLAIN AT THE PRISON,

HE RAN INTO THE MAN WHO

SHOT HIM.

I JUST LOOKED AT HIM

AND I REALIZED GOING TO

BIBLE COLLEGE AND SEMINARY

AND ALL OF THESE OTHER

THINGS -- I HEARD ABOUT

FORGIVENESS BUT I STILL

HATED HIM.

AND YET I WAS A CHAPLAIN.

I STARTED TO WALK AWAY.

I STARTED TO CRY.

GOD, WHY WOULD YOU BRING

ME ALL THE WAY TO THIS

POINT AND MAKE ME THINK I

WAS OKAY.

I HAD TO PASS BY HIM AGAIN

ON MY WAY, LEAVING, AND

WHEN I GOT TO HIS CELL,

HIS BACK WAS AGAINST THE

CELL WALL.

AND I SAID, I NEED TO

THANK YOU.

GOD USED YOU TO GET TO ME.

THOSE WORDS CAME FROM

JESUS.

THEY DIDN'T COME FROM ME.

Efrem: FROM HIS OWN

PERSONAL TESTIMONY, FROM

DRUG DEALER TO CHAPLAIN,

EARL SMITH KNOWS THE

IMPACT YOUR OWN EXPERIENCE

CAN HAVE.

FOR ME, WHEN I TALK

ABOUT HOPE, I TALK ABOUT

LET'S GO BACK TO WHERE IT

STARTS.

LET'S TALK ABOUT WHAT IT

WAS THAT GOT YOU TO THIS

POINT.

BECAUSE IF WE CAN DISCUSS

THAT, I CAN SHOW YOU A

JESUS THAT CAN GET YOU

BEYOND THAT.

Efrem: JESUS CAN,

INDEED, GET YOU BEYOND

WHATEVER IS AILING YOU.

STAY WITH US, THERE IS

MORE OF CBN "NEWSWATCH"

STRAIGHT AHEAD.

Efrem: IT IS TIME NOW

FOR YOUR THURSDAY

THANKFUL.

TODAY I HOPE YOU'LL JOIN

ME IN THIS PRAYER OF

GRATITUDE.

FATHER, THANKS FOR DELAY.

I KNOW YOU KEPT SOME

THINGS FROM ME NOT BECAUSE

YOU DID NOT WANT ME TO

HAVE THEM, BUT BECAUSE YOU

KNEW I WASN'T READY OR

ABLE TO HANDLE THEM.

WITH THAT WORD, MAKE THIS

A THANKFUL THURSDAY.

> THAT IS GOING TO DO IT

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