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CBN NewsWatch: June 14, 2017

On CBN Newswatch, June 14: Sessions recused from Russia probe but not from 'defending my honor'; VidAngel's comeback plan: big news for families in battle for clean entertainment, and more. Read Transcript


Mark: THANKS FOR

JOINING US FOR CBN

"NEWSWATCH."

I'M MARK MARTIN.

ATTORNEY-GENERAL JEFF

SESSIONS SAID HE WANTED AN

OPEN HEARING TO TELL HIS

SIDE OF THE STORY, AND HE

DID.

HE ANSWERED QUESTIONS

BEFORE THE SENATE

INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE.

QUESTIONS WHICH DEALT WITH

THE RUSSIA INVESTIGATION,

WHY HE RECUSED HIMSELF,

AND THE FIRING OF F.B.I.

DIRECTOR JAMES COMEY.

ERIC GONZALES WAS INSIDE

THE HEARING, AND SHOWS US

THE TESTIMONY, WHICH AT

TIMES GOT HEATED.

DO YOU SOLEMNLY SWEAR

TO TELL THE TRUTH, THE

WHOLE TRUTH, AND NOTHING

BUT THE TRUTH, SO HELP YOU

GOD?

I DO.

LET ME STATE THIS

CLEARLY, COLLEAGUES: I

HAVE NEVER MET WITH OR HAD

ANY CONVERSATIONS WITH ANY

RUSSIANS OR ANY FOREIGN

OFFICIALS CONCERNING ANY

TYPE OF INTERFERENCE WITH

ANY CAMPAIGN OR ELECTION

IN THE UNITED STATES.

Reporter: AMONG THE

TOUGH TOPICS FOR JEFF

SESSIONS, QUESTIONS ABOUT

RUSSIA, INCLUDING ZONE

MEETINGS WITH THE RUSSIAN

AMBASSADOR, AND WHETHER OR

NOT HE WORKED WITH THE

RUSSIANS TO HELP DONALD

TRUMP WIN THE WHITE HOUSE.

THE SUGGESTION THAT I

PARTICIPATED IN ANY

COLLUSION, THAT I WAS

AWARE OF ANY COLLUSION

WITH THE RUSSIAN

GOVERNMENT, TO HURT THIS

COUNTRY IS AN APPALLING

AND DETESTABLE LIE.

Reporter: AND

SESSIONS WAS GRILLED BY

HIS RECUSEAL ON THE

INVESTIGATION OF THE

RUSSIANS, AND THE FIRING

OF MR. COMEY.

MR. COMEY SAID THERE

WERE THINGS THAT WERE

PROBLEMATIC AND HE

COULDN'T TALK ABOUT THEM.

WHAT ARE THEY?

THAT -- WHY DON'T YOU

TELL ME?

THERE ARE NONE, SENATOR

WIDEN, THERE ARE NONE.

Reporter: SESSIONS

SAYS THE RULE OF LA REASON FOR HIS

RECUSAL IS THAT HE WAS

FOLLOWING THE POLICY.

HE DECLINED TO ANSWER

CERTAIN QUESTIONS BOROUGH

THDURINGTHE HEARING, AND THAT

ANSWER FRUSTRATED SEVERAL

OF THE SENATORS.

IT IS MY JUDGMENT THAT

IT WOULD BE INAPPROPRIATE

FOR ME TO ANSWER AND

REVEAL PRIVATE

CONVERSATIONS WITH THE

PRESIDENT WHEN HE HAS NOT

HAD A FULL OPPORTUNITY TO

REVIEW THE QUESTIONS AND

TO MAKE A DECISION ON

WHETHER OR NOT TO APPROVE

SUCH AN ANSWER --

Reporter: THE HEARING

GOT A BIT HEATED WHEN

CALIFORNIA DEMOCRATIC

SENATOR KAMALA HARRIS

STARTED FIRING QUESTION

AFTER QUESTION.

A LOT OF PEOPLE WERE AT

THE CONVENTION.

SIR, WILL YOU LET --

LET ME QUALIFY IT.

IF I DON'T QUALIFY IT, YOU

WILL ACCUSE ME OF LYING.

Reporter: BUT THE

HEARING HAD SOME LEVITY,

WHEN TOM COTTONS ASKED IF

HE WAS FAMILIAR WITH SPY

FICTIONS.

HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF

A PLOT LINE SO RIDICULOUS

THAT A SITTING UNITED

STATES SENATOR AND AN

AMBASSADOR OF A FOREIGN

GOVERNMENT COLLUDED WITH

HUNDREDS OF OTHER PEOPLE

TO PULL OFF THE GREATEST

CAPER IN HISTORY?

THANK YOU FOR SAYING

THAT, SENATOR COTTON.

IT IS JUST LIKE THROUGH

THE LOOKING GLASS.

I MEAN, WHAT IS THIS?

I EXPLAINED HOW IN GOOD

FAITH I SAID I HAD NOT MET

WITH RUSSIANS.

Reporter: ERIC

GONZALES, CBN NEWS,

CAPITOL HILL.

Mark: OVERSEAS,

ANOTHER TRAGEDY HITS THE

U.K.

AT LEAST SIX PEOPLE ARE

DEAD AND 50 ARE HURT AFTER

A FIRE BURNED THROUGH A 20

STORY APARTMENT BUILDING

IN LONDON.

MORE THAN 250 FIREFIGHTERS

WERE ON THE SCENE TO FIGHT

THE FIRE.

PEOPLE SAY SCREAMS COULD

BE HEARD FROM THE

BUILDING.

LONDON FIRE OFFICIALS

EXPECT THE DEATH TOLL TO

RISE AND ARE CALLING THIS

AN UNPRECEDENTED INCIDENT.

> AN AMERICAN STUDENT

HELD IN A NORTH KOREAN

PRISON IS BACK ON AMERICAN

SOIL.

OTTO WARMBIER WAS

CONVICTED FOR ALLEGEDLY

COMMITTING ANTISTATE

POLICY.

HIS CONVICTION: 15 YEARS

HARD LABOR.

HIS PARENTS DISCOVERED HE

WAS IN A COMA FOR ALMOST A

YEAR.

GEORGE THOMAS HAS THE

DETAILS.

IT IS MEANT FOR SERIOUS

PATIENTS IN SERIOUS

SITUATIONS, LIKE THIS ONE.

George: HE WAS RUSHED

TO A CINCINNATI HOSPITAL

SHORTLY AFTER ARRIVING

FROM PYONGYANG LATE

TUESDAY NIGHT.

YOU COULD SEE HIM MOVED

INTO THE HOSPITAL.

George: HIS NIGHTMARE

STARTED AND 2016, WHEN

NORTH KOREA SAID THEY

CAUGHT THE 22-YEAR-OLD

TRYING TO STEAL A

PROPAGANDA POSTER FROM THE

HOTEL HE WAS STAYING AT.

A SECURITY CAMERA

ALLEGEDLY CAUGHT HIM IN

THE ACT.

HE WAS ARRESTED, AND WEEKS

LATER HE WAS BROUGHT TO

NORTH KOREA SUPREME COURT

WHERE HE PLEADED FOR

MERCY.

PLEASE, I HAVE MADE THE

WORST MISTAKE OF MY LIFE.

BUT PLEASE, ACT TO SAVE

ME.

George: BUT THE JUDGE

SHOWED NO MERCY.

IN A TRIAL THAT LASTED

JUST ONE HOUR, THE NATIVE

OF OHIO WAS CONVICTED AND

SENTENCED TO 15 YEARS HARD

LABOR.

WILL YOU SAVE MY LIFE?

WILL YOU THINK OF MY

FAMILY?

George: HIS PARENTS

HADN'T HEARD FROM OR SEEN

HIM SINCE HE WAS

SENTENCED, AND FOUND OUT

JUST LAST WEEK THAT THEIR

SON HAD BEEN IN A COMA FOR

ALMOST A YEAR.

THE "WASHINGTON POST"

REPORTS THAT HE CONTRACTED

BOTULISM SOON AFTER HIS

TRIAL AND NEVER WOKE UP.

THE SENIOR AMERICAN

OFFICIAL TELLS THE "NEW

YORK TIMES" THAT HE WAS

REPEATEDLY BEATEN WHILE IN

NORTH KOREAN CUSTODY.

HIS PARENTS RELEASED A

STATEMENT SAYING, "WE WANT

THE WORLD TO KNOW HOW WE

AND OUR SON HAVE BEEN

BRUTALIZED BY THE REGIME

IN NORTH KOREA."

REX TILLERSON ANNOUNCED

HIS RELEASE ON TUESDAY.

IT IS THE PRESIDENT'S

DIRECTION, THAT THE

DEPARTMENT OF STATE HAS

SECURED THE RELEASE OF

OTTO WARMBIER, AND HE IS

ON HIS WAY HOME TO BE

REUNITED WITH HIS FAMILY.

George: THE LOCAL

COMMUNITY PREPARED FOR HIS

RETURN BY TYING WHITE AND

BLUE RIBBONS AROUND HIS

NEIGHBORHOOD.

THE FAMILY THANKS THEM

SO MUCH.

THEY JUST WANT TO SURROUND

HIM WITH LOVE.

PUTTING UP THE BLUE AND

WHITE RIBBONS, THE COLORS

OF THE HIGH SCHOOL WHERE

HE WENT, SHOWS THEM THE

SUPPORT, THAT WE'RE HERE

FOR THE FAMILY.

George: AND THREE

OTHER CITIZENS ARE STILL

BEING HELD IN NORTH KOREA.

GEORGE THOMAS, CBN NEWS.

Mark: ATTORNEYS

REPRESENTING A HIGH SCHOOL

FOOTBALL COACH WHO LOST

HIS JOB FOR PRAYING AT

MID-FIELD AFTER GAMES

ARGUED HIS CASE BEFORE A

FEDERAL APPEALS COURT THIS

WEEK.

JOE KENNEDY WAS AN

ASSISTANT COACH FOR THE

SCHOOL DISTRICT IN

WASHINGTON STATE.

ATTORNEYS FOR THE SCHOOL

DISTRICT ARGUED THAT THE

PRAYERS VIOLATE THE

CONSTITUTION BECAUSE

TEACHERS CAN EXERT

PRESSURE ON STUDENTS,

INTENTIONAL OR NOT, WHICH

CAN RESULT IN COERCION.

HIS ATTORNEYS MAINTAIN

THAT THE PRAYERS WERE A

PRIVATE EXPRESSION OF

FAITH AND THEREFORE DO NOT

VIOLATE THE CONSTITUTION.

> IF YOU'RE LOOKING TO

WATCH A MOVIE WITHOUT

OBJECTIONABLE CONTENT, YOU

HAVE A NEW OPTION AT HOME

OR ON THE GO WITH YOUR

MOBILE DEVICES.

THE COMPANY VID ANGEL HAS

FOUND A NEW WAY TO RESUME

ITS FILTERS SERVICE AFTER

A LAWSUIT FROM DISNEY,

WARNER BROTHERS, 20th

CENTURY FOCUS AND

LUCASFILMS.

Reporter: IT HAS BEEN

SIX MONTHS SINCE VID ANGEL

HAS BEEN ABLE TO STREAM

CONTENT TO THEIR

COSTUMERS.

AND THE LEGAL BATTLE STILL

CONTINUES, BUT THE SERVICE

RETURNS.

EVEN AS THEY TAKE ON A

LEGAL BATTLE FROM DISNEY

AND THREE MAJOR HOLLYWOOD

STUDIOS, THERE IS

CELEBRATION INSIDE, WITH

THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEW

TECHNOLOGY TO ALLOW THEIR

COSTUMERS TO EASILY FILTER

OFFENSIVE CONTENT FROM

NETFLIX, AMAZON, AND HBO

STREAMING SERVICES.

IT JUST MADE SENSE THAT

WE -- IF THE STUDIOS ARE

ASKING FOR US TO PAY

STREAMING RIGHTS, BUT THEY

WOULDN'T SELL US STREAMING

RIGHTS, THAT THE BEST

OPTION IS TO BUILD THE

FILTERING TECHNOLOGY ON

TOP OF THE STREAMING

SERVICE PROVIDERS THAT ARE

AVAILABLE.

Efrem: VID ANGEL

FOUNDER NEIL HORMON SHARED

THE NEWS WITH FAITHFUL

SUPPORTERS HERE ON TUESDAY

EVENING.

WE HAD COSTUMERS AND

FAMILIES INVEST

$10 MILLION SO WE WOULD

FIGHT HIS ALL THE WAY TO

THE SUPREME COURT TO

PROVIDE THEM WHAT THEY

NEED AND WANT, SO FAILURE

WASN'T AN OPTION.

Efrem: A SUPREME

COURT BATTLE IS STILL NOT

OUT OF THE QUESTION.

ATTORNEY PETER STRISS HAS

ARGUED SEVEN CASES BEFORE

THE HIGH COURT, AND HE IS

NOW DEFENDING VID ANGEL.

THE MOST IMPORTANT

THING TO WATCH IS

HOLLYWOOD'S ANNOUNCEMENT

TO THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.

BECAUSE IF I'M WRONG --

AND I WOULD LOVE TO BE

WRONG -- AND HOLLYWOOD IS

SUPPORTIVE OF THIS NEW

TECHNOLOGY AND SAYS, HEY,

THIS IS WHAT YOU SHOULD

HAVE DONE IN THE FIRST

PLACE, I STILL THINK WE'RE

RIGHT AND THE LAWSUIT WILL

CONTINUE, BUT THAT WILL

MEAN THERE IS A VIABLE

PATH TO FILTERING.

Efrem: THIS NEW

TECHNOLOGY MEANS VID ANGEL

CAN STREAM MOVIES FROM ALL

STUDIOS, EXCEPT FOR THE

FOUR INVOLVED IN THE

LAWSUIT.

THAT IS AN ISSUE THEY HOPE

TO PRESENT TO THE COURT IN

JUST A MATTER OF DAYS.

EFREM GRAHAM, CBN NEWS,

PROVO, UTAH.

Mark: COMING UP, THEY

ARE SOME OF THE BEST

PERSONAL TRAINERS IN

BOSTON, AND THEY ALSO

HAPPEN TO BE EX-CONS.

SEE WHY THEY ARE PUMPED UP

Mark: IN BOSTON

ALONE, MORE THAN 50% OF

THE CITY'S SHOOTINGS CAN

BE TRACED TO JUST 1% OF

THE YOUNG PEOPLE WHO LIVE

THERE.

SESEGREGATION AND ISOLATION

OFTEN PUSH THESE TEENAGERS

TO VIOLENCE.

A FEW YEARS AGO, A TEAM OF

TRAINERS BEGAN

WEIGHTLIFTING TO GIVE

VIOLENT OFFENDERS A SECOND

CHANCE.

CAITLIN BURKE GIVES US THE

RESULTS.

KEEP YOUR STOMACH

TIGHT.

Reporter: PERSONAL

TRAINERS HERE AT INNER

CITY WEIGHTLIFTING ARE

CONSIDERED SOME OF THE

BEST IN BOSTON.

TRAINED BY WORLD CLASS

INSTRUCTORS, THEY'RE

SOUGHT OUT BY SOME OF THE

CITY'S TOP MEN AND WOMEN.

FOR MOST MEN, THIS ISN'T A

CAREER THEY ANTICIPATED,

BUT AS WE FOUND OUT, IT IS

A JOB THAT IS SAVING THEIR

LIFE.

THEY HAVE SPENT

SIGNIFICANT TIME BEHIND

BARS.

NOW THEY HAVE A WAY TO GET

OUT OF THE CYCLE THAT KEPT

PUTTING THEM BACK IN JAIL.

I'VE BEEN IN JAIL TWO

TIMES.

I MEAN, I'VE BEEN ARRESTED

FOR A LOT OF THINGS.

THE LAST TIME I DID TIME

WAS 2013.

THAT WAS MY LAST CASE, FOR

A FIREARM.

Reporter: AS THE RIPE

YOUNG AGE OF 31, CARLOS

LEMON HAS BEEN SHOT, SEEN

FRIENDS DIE, AND BEEN

ARRESTED FOR THINGS HE'S

DONE AND THINGS HE HASN'T.

HE SAYS THE VIOLENCE FROM

HIS OLD LIFE WASN'T AS

MUCH OF A CHOICE AS IT WAS

SURVIVAL.

PUTTING A GUN ON YOUR

HIP IS PART OF YOUR -- HOW

SHALL I SAY -- YOUR

OUTFIT, YOU KNOW WHAT I

MEAN?

IT IS NOT LIKE A PERSON IS

WAKING UP SAYING, I'M

GOING TO GO OUT AND SHOOT

SOMEBODY.

IT IS SHOOT OR BE SHOT OUT

THERE.

Reporter: PLENTY OF

PROGRAMS OFFER HELP, BUT

NOT A REAL WAY OUT.

THIS IS WHAT WE KNOW.

THAT'S OUR JOB AND OUR

HOME ALL IN ONE.

YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN?

WE DECIDE WE'VE GOT TO GET

IT HOW WE GET IT BECAUSE

EVERYTHING ELSE IS NOT

GOING TO WORK OUT.

THEY HAVE TO WORRY

ABOUT RENT, THEY HAVE TO

WORRY ABOUT FOOD, THEY

HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT

CLOTHES.

AND THEY HAVE TO WORRY

ABOUT THAT FROM AS YOUNG

AS AN AGE THEY WERE

UNDERSTAND THOSE CONCEPTS.

Reporter: THAT IS JOE

FEINMAN.

ON THE SURFACE, HE SHARES

LITTLE WITH PEOPLE LIKE

LEMON, BUT HE HAS A

PASSION FOR DISRUPTING THE

SOCIETY THAT LEMON SAYS

ALMOST DESTROYED HIM.

ME BEING THE LITTLE

WHITE GUY FROM

MASSACHUSETTS, THAT I AM,

THOUGHT SOMEHOW WEIGHT

TRAINING, WE COULD GET

GUYS INTO THE OLYMPICS AND

GET THEM SCHOLARSHIPS.

AND THEN WE REALIZED EARLY

ON MOST OF THE STUDENTS

WE'RE WORKING WITH HAVE

BEEN SHOT, AND THEY'RE

COMING FROM FAMILIES

MAKING LESS THAN $10,000 A

YEAR.

THE IDEA OF SHOWING UP AT

3:00 TO COOL DOWN AND

STUDY TOGETHER, WHEN MOST

EITHER DROPPED OUT OF

SCHOOL OR DROPPED OUT FOR

SAFETY REASONS, IS

RIDICULOUS.

IT WOULD HAVE ACTUALLY

EXCLUDED THE YOUNG

POPULATION WE WERE LOOKING

TO WORK WITH.

THE ONLY WAY TO MAKE

THIS MODEL WORK IS TO

LISTEN AND NOT TO TRY TO

SOLVE EVERY PROBLEM OR

THINK WE HAVE THE

SOLUTION, BUT, INSTEAD, TO

RESPECT THE CHALLENGES

THAT OUR STUDENTS ARE

GOING THROUGH, AND MOST

IMPORTANT, BE THERE BY

THEIR SIDE.

Reporter: BY

LISTENING, THEY DISCOVERED

WAYS TO IMPROVE THEIR

PROGRAM.

FIRST, THEY LEARNED PEOPLE

WANTED A TRUE SENSE OF

COMMUNITY.

SECOND, MANY PEOPLE ON THE

STREETS LACK HOPE.

FOR MOST OF OUR

STUDENTS, THEIR SIX MONTH

OUTLOOK ON LIFE IS DEATH

OR JAIL.

SO WE CAN'T TALK ABOUT

EDUCATION, BECAUSE THEY'RE

NOT GOING TO BE AROUND

LONG ENOUGH TO BENEFIT

FROM IT.

Reporter: I.C.W.

PROVIDES A CAREER TRACK IN

PERSONAL TRAINING.

IT CREATES AN INCOME

FOR OUR STUDENTS.

AND IT HAS STARTED TO

BRIDGE SOCIAL CAPITAL.

NOT ONLY IS IT CREATING A

JOB, BUT CREATING THIS

VAST NETWORK FOR OUR

STUDENTS TO BE A PART OF,

TO LEAN ON, TO HELP THEM

SOLVE THE CHALLENGES

THEY'RE FACING DAY TO DAY.

AND MOST IMPORTANT

ISGIZINISGIVING PEOPLE AN

OPPORTUNITY FOR PEOPLE TO

SEE THESE PEOPLE AS THEY

REALLY ARE, NOT JUST A

STATISTIC ON A PIECE OF

PAPER.

I'M RUNNING TO THE GYM,

AND I DON'T WANT YOU TO

AUTOMATICALLY THINK HE IS

RUNNING FROM THE COPS OR

HE IS GOING TO ROB YOU.

Reporter: IN 2016,

NEARLY 400 CLIENTS TRAINED

WITH THE STUDENT TRAINER.

WHILE SARAH ORIGINALLY

CAME FOR A WORKOUT, SHE

TOLD US HOW HER PERCEPTION

OF THE WORLD CHANGED AS

THEY GOT TO KNOW HER

TRAINER.

I'M COMING HERE AND

GETTING AN AMAZING WORKOUT

AND MY TRAINER IS AWESOME,

BUT THEY'RE GETTING AN

ENTIRE CAREER, IN A WORLD

THAT IS A LOT MORE SAFER

AND ACCOMMODATING THAN ANY

OF THEM HAVE BEEN USED TO.

IT IS A LIFE-CHANGING

WORKOUT.

Reporter: THAT MOVED

SARAH TO USE HER NETWORK

TO BRING HER TRAINER OTHER

CLIENTS, AND PROVIDE HIM

WITH ODD JOBS TO MAKE

EXTRA CRASH.

I'VE HIRED ERIC TO HELP

ME, AND THE CORPORATION

HAS CONTINUED TO USE HIM.

Reporter: THE

OPPORTUNITIES BECOME

ENDLESS.

CAITLIN BURKE, CBN NEWS,

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS.

Mark: UP NEXT, WE SIT

DOWN WITH WORSHIP LEADER,

PASTOR, AND SONGWRITER

WILLIAM McDOW, AND HE

TELLS US HOW HIS NUMBER

ONE SONG IS IMPACTING THE

Mark: WELCOME BACK.

WE TURN OUR ATTENTION NOW

TO GIFTED PASTOR, SINGER,

WORSHIP LEADER AND

RECORDING ARTIST WILLIAM

McDOWELL.

HE MAY BE BEST KNOWN FOR

THE TUNE "I GIVE MYSELF

AWAY," BUT HIS LATEST

PROJECT, "THE SOUNDS OF

REVIVAL TWO," IS AN

UNDISPUTED HIT.

TAKE A LOOK.

Efrem: YOU'VE GOT A

NEW PROJECT?

YES.

"SOUNDS OF REVIVAL."

I'M SO EXCITED ABOUT IT.

BY GOD'S GRACE AND FAVOR,

IT IS OUR THIRD

CONSECUTIVE NUMBER ONE

PROJECT, WHICH IS

UNBELIEVABLE.

I HAD NO IDEA THAT'S WHAT

THE LORD WAS GOING TO DO.

* GIVE MYSELF AWAY

Efrem: THE SIGNATURE

FOR YOU, THE SIGNATURE

SONG, "I GIVE MYSELF

AWAY," WHERE DOES THAT ALL

FILT IN THIS WHOLE

PROCESS?

WHEN DID THAT HAPPEN?

I ACTUALLY RECORDED AN

ENTIRE C.D. CALLED "THE

REASON I LIVE," WHICH NO

ONE EVER HEARD.

WE FINISHED IT, AND I WAS

IN NASHVILLE, SITTING WITH

A FRIEND OF MINE, TALKING

ABOUT NATIONAL

DISTRIBUTION FOR THAT

C.D., WHEN RIGHT THERE AT

THAT LUNCH TABLE, THE LORD

SPOKE TO ME AND SAID, I

HAVE SOMETHING ELSE

FORTUNATE YOU TO SAY.

I SAID IN THAT MOMENT,

KNOWING I HEARD THE LORD,

WE CAN'T RELEASE THE C.D.

AND HE SAID, YOUR CRAZY.

AND I SAID, NO, THE LORD

SPOKE TO ME AND HAS

SOMETHING ELSE FOR ME TO

SAY.

SO I THOUGHT I WAS MAKING

THE CRAZIEST THING OF MY

LIFE OR THE BIGGEST FAITH

STEP.

AND LOOKING BACK, IT WAS

THE BIGGEST FAITH STEP.

WE LAID THAT DOWN AND

SPENT A YEAR -- AND I

SPENT A YEAR LISTENING TO

WHAT HE WAS SAYING, AND I

SPENT ANOTHER YEAR WRITING

RESPONSES TO WHAT HE SAID

THE YEAR BEFORE.

AND OUT OF THAT CAME "I

GIVE MYSELF AWAY."

WE RECORDED IT AT MY

CHURCH.

AND BECAUSE WE HAD WRITTEN

IT AT CHURCH, I ALWAYS

INTENDED ON IT BEING A

CHURCH SONG, AND I NEVER

INTENDED ON RECORDING IT.

WE RECORDED ANOTHER SONG

RIGHT BEFORE IT CALLED

"GIVE US YOUR HEART."

IN THAT MOMENT TO

RESPONDING TO GOD, THE

ONLY APPROPRIATE RESPONSE

WAS "I GIVE MYSELF AWAY."

IT WAS SO ORGANIC.

IT WAS UNPLANNED.

AND THE LORD TOOK THAT.

Efrem: YOU TALK ABOUT

TALKING TO GOD AS IF YOU

ARE TALKING TO YOUR

MOTHER, YOUR BROTHER, YOUR

SISTER.

IT SEEMS LIKE SUCH A

NATURAL CONVERSATION.

MOST OF THE WORLD, I WOULD

VENTURE TO SAY, DON'T HAVE

THAT KIND OF CONNECTION.

EVERYONE CAN.

BUT IT IS JUST A MATTER OF

POSTURING YOURSELF TO

HEAR.

I HAVE A PASTOR FRIEND

THAT MAKES A STATEMENT

THAT SAYS, THE VOICE OF

THE LORD HAS A CONSTANT

VOLUME, AND THE ONLY TIME

YOU CAN'T HEAR HIM IS WHEN

YOUR NOISE RISES ABOVE THE

LEVEL WHERE YOU CAN'T HEAR

HIM.

THAT'S WHY SOCIAL MEDIA IS

SO BIG -- WE DON'T LIKE

BEING ALONE.

WE WANT TO KNOW WHAT

SOMEONE ELSE IS EATING

ACROSS THE WORLD BECAUSE

WE JUST DON'T LIKE THAT

FEELING.

BUT UNTIL YOU DEVELOP THE

DISCIPLINE OF HEARING AND

REALLY TRAINING YOURSELF

TO HEAR GOD'S VOICE -- 1

TIMOTHY TALKS ABOUT

TRAINING YOURSELF TO BE

GODLY.

ULTIMATELY, YOU HAVE TO

TRAIN YOUR EAR TO HEAR.

AND HE IS SPEAKING IF YOU

WANT TO HEAR IT.

Mark: AMEN TO THAT.

YOU CAN FIND MORE OF OUR

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

COVERAGE BY VISITING

cbnnews.com.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

Mark: AS CHURCHES

BECOME MORE INVOLVED IN

THE INTERNATIONAL REFUGEE

CRISIS, ONE I I ONE IOWA

CONGREGATION IS SETTING A

HIGH STANDARD.

THIS IS NOT YOUR

AVERAGE CHURCH.

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:

IF OUR CHURCH CLOSED,

WOULD 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?

CLEANING OUT OF DRUMS.

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 LEARN

THAT HE WANTED US TO BE A

PLACE THAT WOULD BLESS

PEOPLE WHO COULDN'T BLESS

US BACK.

Reporter: SO THEY

TOOK BOX LUNCHES TO A

NEARBY APARTMENT COMPLEX

HOUSING REFUGEES FROM ALL

OVER THE WORLD.

THEY ASKED PEOPLE, HOW CAN

WE BLESS YOU?

EVERYTHING UNFOLDLIED

BECAUSE IUNFOLDEDBECAUSE IT IS JUST A

MATTER OF FAITHFULNESS TO

GOD.

Reporter: AS WORD OF

THEIR WORK SPREAD, THEY

CAUGHT THE ATTENTION OF A

GROUP OF BURMESE CHRISTIAN

REFUGEES.

THEY HAD BEEN WORSHIPPING

IN A SMALL APARTMENT 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.

Reporter: THEY GAVE

THEM A SERVICE TIME.

AND THEN THE CHURCH WENT A

STEP FURTHER, SENDING ONE

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 STYLE, IN OUR

LANGUAGE.

IT'S AWESOME.

Reporter: NOW THE

MISSION OFFERS ARABIC AND

SWAHILI SERVICES, ALONG

WITH A DIVERSE YOUTH

PROGRAM, REACHING OVER 300

STUDENTS.

IT IS 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.

*

IT'S 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.

Reporter: REPORTING

FROM DES MOINES, IOWA,

ABIGAIL ROBERTSON, CBN

NEWS.

Mark: THAT'S

WONDERFUL.

THAT'S IT FOR NOW ON CBN

"NEWSWATCH."

HAVE A GREAT DAY.

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