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Christian World News - June 30, 2017

This week on Christian World News: Meet the former Special Forces soldier who dashed out under ISIS fire to save a little girl. He says it's all about loving your neighbor. Plus, candid confessions from one of the giants of Christian ministry. ... Read Transcript


George: THIS WEEK ON

"CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS,"

MEET THE FORMER SPECIAL

FORCES SOLDIER WHO DASHED

OUT UNDER ISIS FIRE TO

SAVE A LITTLE GIRL.

THIS CHRISTIAN WARRIOR

SAYS IT IS ALL ABOUT

LOVING YOUR NEIGHBOR.

Wendy: PLUS...CANDID

CONFESSIONS FROM ONE OF

THE GIANTS OF THE

CHRISTIAN MINISTRY.

HEAR ABOUT HIS UPS AND

DOWNS AND HOW HIS FATHER'S

ADVICE SAVED HIS OWN

FAMILY.

MY EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

WITH DR. JAMES DOBSON.

George: AND...40

DENOMINATIONS, 300

CHURCHES, AND THOUSANDS OF

CHRISTIANS ALL COMING

TOGETHER TO SPREAD ONE

MESSAGE: GOD LOVES CUBA.

*

George: HELLO,

EVERYBODY, WELCOME TO THIS

WEEK'S EDITION OF

"CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS."

I'M GEORGE THOMAS.

Wendy: AND I'M WENDY

GRIFFITH.

IRAQI TROOPS CAPTURED THE

MOSQUE WHERE ISIS

PROCLAIMED ITS CALIPHATE

THREE YEARS AGO, BUT THE

ISLAMIC FIGHTERS AREN'T

GIVING UP EASILY.

IN THE MIDST OF THE

FIGHTING, ONE AMERICAN

MISSIONARY RISKED HIS OWN

LIFE TO SAVE A LITTLE GIRL

FROM ISIS.

GARY LANE HAS THE STORY.

Reporter: THE BATTLE

TO LIBERATE IRAQ'S SECOND

LARGEST CITY FROM THE

CLUTCHES OF ISIS IS IN THE

FINAL STAGES, BUT THE

GOING IS A BIT SLOW.

THE FEW ISLAMIC STATE

FIGHTERS THAT REMAIN IN

THE CITY ARE USING HUMAN

SHIELDS TO SAVE THEMSELVES

FROM THE OVERWHELMING

MIGHT OF IRAQI AND

COALITION FORCES.

ONE IRAQI COMMANDER SAYS

IT IS IMPORTANT HIS TROOPS

KEEP PEOPLE SAFE.

> WE'VE BEEN ADVANCING

METER BY METER THESE DAYS,

TO AVOID ANY PROBLEMS WITH

REGARD TO PROTECTION OF

CIVILIANS, HE SAYS.

NOW WE MOVE ONLY 50 TO

100-METERS EVERY DAY TO

PROTECT THE PEOPLE HERE.

THIS VIEW SHOWS THE

DESTRUCTION IN WESTERN

MOSUL.

THE GRAND al-NURI MOSQUE

IS IN RUINS.

EARLIER THIS YEAR, THE

U.S. DEFENSE DEPARTMENT

SAID APPROXIMATELY 2,000

JIHADISTS REMAINED IN

MOSUL.

MANY HAVE RECENTLY FLED

THE CITY OR HAVE BEEN

KILLED.

THEIR NUMBERS HAVE NOW

DWINDLED TO JUST A FEW

HUNDRED.

THE OFFENSIVE STARTED LAST

OCTOBER AND HAS BROUGHT

ISIS TO ITS KNEES.

BUT IT WAS THE AMAZING

RESCUE OF A LITTLE GIRL IN

EARLY JUNE THAT BROUGHT

ONE AMERICAN TO HIS KNEES

IN THANKFUL PRAYER.

IT'S THE VIDEO AND STORY

THAT HAS GONE VIRAL.

PINNED DOWN BY ISIS

GUNFIRE IN MOSUL, DAVID

EUBANKS MOVED IN TO SAVE

AN IRAQI GIRL.

SOME WERE STILL ALIVE

AMONG THE DEAD BODIES,

INCLUDING THE GIRL, WHO

WAS CLUTCHING THE BODY OF

HER DEAD MOTHER.

EUBANKS MOTIONED TO THE

TRAUMATIZED GIRL, BUT SHE

WOULDN'T COME TO HIM.

HE TOLD CBN NEWS, HE KNEW

HE HAD TO RUN 150 YARDS TO

BRING HER TO SAFETY.

GARY LANE, CBN NEWS.

George: EARLIER THIS

WEEK, I SPOKE WITH DAVID

EUBANKS ABOUT HIS DARING

RESCUE.

DAVE, WELCOME TO THE SHOW.

MAN, YOU ARE A HERO.

DO YOU CONSIDER YOURSELF A

HERO?

I CONSIDER MYSELF

FORGIVEN BY JESUS AND

BLESSED TO DO SOMETHING.

AND IT WAS, I BELIEVE,

GOD'S POWER THAT HELPED US

RESCUE THAT GIRL.

THE AMERICAN AIR DROPPING

SMOKE, THE IRAQIS

PROVIDING A TANK, ALL OF

YOU ALL OUT THERE PRAYING

IS HOW IT HAPPENED.

George: AND, DAVE, MY

UNDERSTANDING IS YOU WERE

PRAYING TO GOD, ASKING GOD

TO CREATE A WINDOW OF

OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU TO GO

IN TO MAKE THAT MAD,

150-YARD DASH TO SAVE THIS

GIRL.

AND GOD ANSWERED YOUR

PRAYERS.

THAT'S RIGHT.

WE ACTUALLY -- WE'D BEEN

THERE ALMOST NINE MONTHS,

AND THERE WERE MANY CASES

LIKE THIS THAT WE'VE SEEN

AND HAD BEEN PART OF, BUT

IN THAT PARTICULAR ONE,

ISIS HAD KILLED OVER 70

PEOPLE ON THAT STREET THE

DAY BEFORE.

WE TREATED THE SU SURVIVORS

THAT RAN AWAY.

WHEN WE WENT THERE TO SEE

WHAT WAS HAPPENING.

WE SAW ALL OF THESE DEAD

BODIES THE NEXT MORNING,

AND SOME STILL LIVING.

AND I SAID, GOD, HOW CAN

WE GET THERE BECAUSE ISIS

WOULD BLOW AWAY ANYBODY

WHO CAME NEAR.

IT WOULD TAKE A MIRACLE.

AND I PRAYED, AND PEOPLE

PRAYED FOR US.

MY CHAPLAIN, PAUL BRADLEY,

EVEN CALLED ME FROM

THAILAND ON THE PHONE.

AND THE HOLY SPIRIT HELPED

ME.

AND I CALLED THE AMERICANS

AND TALKED TO THE IRAQIS,

AND THE IRAQIS AND THE

AMERICANS COORDINATED

TOGETHER.

AND GOD MADE IT HAPPEN.

George: DAVE, TALK

ABOUT THE SITUATION WITH

THIS GIRL.

MY UNDERSTANDING IS THAT

FOR ALMOST A DAY AND A

HALF THIS GIRL WAS HIDING

UNDER THE BURQA OF HER

DEAD MOTHER.

I MEAN, SHE SOUGHT A

SHELTER UNDERNEATH HER

MOTHER'S BLACK COVERING.

AND THEN SHE PEEKED OUT

WHEN SHE SAW YOU GUYS,

RIGHT?

RIGHT.

HER FAMILY WAS

SLAUGHTERED, ALONG WITH

THE OTHER PEOPLE, ON THE

1st OF JUNE.

AND WE DID NOT GET TO HER

UNTIL THE 2nd OF JUNE.

AND WE DIDN'T RESCUE HER

UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON, THE

2nd OF JUNE.

TWO DAYS SHE HAD BEEN

THERE HIDING UNDER HER

DEAD MOTHER'S BURQA, AND

EVERYONE AROUND HER DEAD.

THERE WERE ANOTHER COUPLE

OF MEN STILL ALIVE, THAT

WE RESCUED -- ACTUALLY,

ONE WE LOST ON THE WAY.

BUT WATCHING HER WAS

HORRIBLE FOR A WHOLE DAY,

TRYING TO THINK ABOUT A

PLAN AND ANY W AND A WAY TO HELP

HER.

George: YOU TRIED TO

MOTION HER TO COME TO YOU,

BUT SHE WAS, AS YOU CAN

IMAGINE, PETRIFIED.

RIGHT.

WE ACTUALLY SAW A MAN

ALIVE AND HER, AND WE

WERE, LIKE, COME ON, COME

ON.

AND THEY WERE, LIKE, THEY

CAN'T MOVE.

THE MAN WAS SHOT MULTIPLE

TIMES.

AND THE LITTLE GIRL WAS

HOLDING ON TO HER DEAD

MOTHER AND WAS TERRIFIED.

I SAID, LORD, HELP US.

I THOUGHT, IF I DIE, MY

WIFE AND KIDS WILL

UNDERSTAND, IT WAS TO HELP

A LITTLE GIRL.

THE VERSE CAME TO ME BACK

IN MAY WHEN WE DID ANOTHER

RESCUE OF A LITTLE GIRL

TRAPPED BY ISIS IN A

SIMILAR SITUATION.

AND I NEEDED TO GO

FORWARD, AND I THOUGHT,

I'M GOING TO GET KILLED.

AND THAT VERSE CAME TO ME.

AND I THOUGHT, UH-OH, I'VE

GOT TO FOLLOW THAT ORDER

FROM JESUS, AND I WAS

AFRAID.

GUT GOD GAVE ME THE

STRENGTH.

AND ALMOST EVERY DAY THAT

VERSE KEPT COMING TO ME.

WHENEVER YOU'RE AFRAID --

AND WE ALL GET AFRAID --

ASK GOD, SHOULD WE DO

THIS?

AND IF HE ANSWERS YES,

THEN ASK FOR LOVE BECAUSE

LOVE WILL CAST OUR FEAR.

George: A POWERFUL

MAN.

POWERFUL WHAT HE IS DOING

IN NORTHERN IRAQ.

CHRIS MITCHELL HAS

TRAVELLED WITH EUBANKS IN

NORTHERN IRAQ AND YOU CAN

SEE THOSE STORIES AT

cbnnews.com.

Wendy: ALL RIGHT.

COMING UP, IN THE PAST

CUBA'S CHRISTIANS HAD TO

MEET BEHIND LOCKED DOORS.

NOW THEY'RE TAKING TO THE

STREETS TO GIVE THEIR

NEIGHBORS THE GOOD NEWS.

George: THIS WEEK

U.S. PRESIDENT TRUMP MET

WITH THE LEADER OF THE

WORLD'S LARGEST DEMOCRACY,

INDIA.

PRIME MINISTER NARENDRA

MODI GAVE THE PRESIDENT,

AS YOU CAN SEE THERE, A

BIG BEAR HUG AND INVITED

HIM TO HIS COUNTRY.

SOME PROTESTORS ALSO

SHOWED UP AT THE WHITE

HOUSE TO VOICE THEIR

CONCERNS ABOUT INDIA'S

GROWING ASSAULT ON

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM.

[YELLING]

George: WHILE THE TWO

LEADERS MET, DEMONSTRATORS

OUTSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE

CALLED ON PRESIDENT TRUMP

TO CHALLENGE INDIA'S PRIME

MINISTER ON HIS HUMAN

RIGHTS RECORD.

CHRISTIANS AND SIKHS HAVE

SEEN A RISE IN RELIGIOUS

PERSECUTION SINCE MODI'S

HINDU-LED GOVERNMENT CAME

TO POWER.

WE'RE HERE TO RAISE

AWARENESS OF THE HUMAN

RIGHTS VIOLATIONS THAT ARE

HAPPENING IN INDIA.

George: "OPEN DOORS"

LISTS INDIA AS THE 15th

MOST DANGEROUS PLACE IN

THE WORLD FOR CHRISTIANS

TO LIVE.

WHEN MODI CAME INTO

POWER IN 2014, HE PROMISED

THE CHRISTIANS AND OTHER

MINORITIES THAT HE WOULD

ALLOW FREEDOM OF RELIGION.

HE LIED.

THE ONLY PEOPLE THAT HAVE

FAVORED STATUS IS IN INDIA

IS NOT ALL PEOPLE.

IT IS THE HINDU

NATIONALISTS, THE FAR

EXTREMIST PARTY.

George: JOHN

LUDENBECKER WENT TO INDIA

AND SAYS MODI'S GOVERNMENT

IS TRYING TO TURN INDIA

INTO A HINDU COUNTRY.

I'M HERE TO SPEAK FOR

THE INDIAN CHURCH. THE

INDIANS WHO ARE BEING

PERSECUTED BY PRIME

MINISTER MODI, BY A GROUP

OF RADICAL HINDUS.

CHRISTIANS HAVE BEEN

KILLED.

WOMEN HAVE BEEN RAPED.

AND THE HINDU IS TAKING

MORE PART IN INDIA AND IT

WANTS TO TURN INDIA INTO A

HINDU NATION.

George: HE SAYS GOOD

RELATIONS BETWEEN THE TWO

COUNTRIES MEANS THE UNITED

STATES SHOULD BE WILLING

TO CONFRONT THE OFTEN

VIOLENT HINDU NATIONALISM

THAT IS THREATENING TO

DAMAGE INDIA'S

HISTORICALLY TOLERANT AND

PLURALISTIC SOCIETY.

Wendy: TURNING TO

CUBA NOW, WHERE DESPITE

GOVERNMENT RESTRICTIONS

AND INTERFERENCE, CHURCHES

HAVE PULLED OFF AN

HISTORIC EVANGELISM

CAMPAIGN.

IT TARGETED HAVANA'S TWO

MILLION RESIDENTS, AND AS

HEATHER SELLS REPORTS,

BROUGHT THOUSANDS TO

JESUS.

Heather: IN CUBA,

CHRISTIANS HAVE NO ACCESS

TO BILLBOARDS, RADIO OR

TELEVISION.

THAT PROVIDED A CHALLENGE

IN ORGANIZING A CAMPAIGN

TO REACH THE CAPITAL CITY

OF HAVANA.

SO CHURCHES DECIDED TO

PRODUCE THIS SMALL BOOK,

WHICH IS PACKED WITH

CONVERSION TESTIMONIES.

THEY THEN SPANNED OUT

ACROSS THE CITY OF HAVANA,

GOING DOOR TO DOOR, AND

OFFERING THIS BOOK.

PASTORS AND LEADERS FROM

OVER 300 CHURCHES SPREAD

ACROSS 40 DENOMINATIONS,

JOINED TOGETHER, CREATING

AN UNPRECEDENTED UNITY

AMONG BELIEVERS.

DESPITE REPEATED

QUESTIONING BY

AUTHORITIES, ORGANIZERS

IMPORTED HUNDREDS OF

THOUSANDS OF BROCHURES AND

BOOKS INTO THE COUNTRY.

A CALL CENTER HELPED

COORDINATE EVENTS, AND

CERTAIN GROUPS RECEIVED

SPECIFIC ATTENTION.

> WE WERE ABLE TO

DISTRIBUTE MORE THAN 500

BOOKS IN HAVANA'S PRISONS.

WE WORKED IN ALMOST ALL OF

THE CHILDREN'S HOSPITALS

IN THIS CITY, PLACES WHERE

NO EVANGELISTIC ACTIVITY

HAD EVER TAKEN PLACE.

*

Reporter: CHRISTIAN

MUSICIANS PROMOTED THE

CAMPAIGN IN COARTLE, AND CONCERTS, AND

WITH A MUSIC VIDEO

DISTRIBUTED ON SOCIAL

MEDIA.

AND THEY REPORTED

TESTIMONIES, FINDING YET

ANOTHER WAY TO SPREAD THE

GOSPEL.

CAMPAIGN ORGANIZERS SAY

THAT PRAYER AND

COLLABORATION CREATED A

WINNING COMBINATION.

IT IS ESTIMATED THAT MORE

THAN 16,000 CAME TO

CHRIST, AND WORKERS GAVE

OUT OVER 100,000 BOOKS.

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

Reporter: THE

BELIEVERS WERE SAYING IT

WAS INCREDIBLE WHAT WAS

HAPPENING.

EVEN PEOPLE WHO IN THE

PAST DIDN'T WANT ANYONE TO

TALK TO THEM ABOUT THE

GOSPEL WERE COMING AND

ASKING FOR THE BOOK.

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

Reporter: WE HAD TO

SPLIT OUR SELL GROUP

BECAUSE PEOPLE STARTED

COMING WHO PRAYED IN FAITH

AND WERE CONVERTED BECAUSE

OF THIS TESTIMONY.

POWERFUL TESTIMONIES HAVE

ALSO EMERGED, INCLUDING

THIS FROM A MAN WHO HAD

LOST ALL HOPE.

Through Translator: I

HAD DECIDED TO END MY

LIFE.

I WENT INTO THE BATHROOM

AND I FOUND THAT LITTLE

BOOK.

I DON'T KNOW HOW IT GOT

THERE.

I FOUND AN ADDRESS ON A

CARD INSIDE.

I SAID, LET ME MAKE ONE

LAST ATTEMPT.

I'M GOING TO GO TALK TO A

PASTOR.

Reporter: AFTER

MEETING WITH THAT PASTOR

AND ACCEPTING CHRIST, HE

DESCRIBED INCREDIBLE

PEACE.

THE NEXT STEP IN THE

CAMPAIGN IS TO DISTRIBUTE

MORE TESTIMONY BOOKS,

ALONG WITH THE GOSPEL OF

JOHN.

ORGANIZERS SAY CHURCHES

ARE NOW FOCUSED ON

FOLLOWUP AND THE

DISCIPLING OF NEW

BELIEVERS.

HEATHER SELLS, CBN NEWS.

WARMEST THANKS, HEATHER.

> WHEN WE COME BACK, MY

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH

DR. JAMES DOBSON.

WE TALKED ABOUT HIS

HISTORIC LIFE IN MINISTRY,

AND THE ADVICE HIS FATHER

GAVE HIM THAT JUST MIGHT

HAVE SAVED HIS OWN FAMILY.

THAT'S NEXT.

George: WELCOME BACK

TO THE BROADCAST.

HE HAS BEEN CALLED ONE OF

THE MOST INFLUENTIAL

EVANGELICAL LEADERS OF OUR

TIME, AND FOR A GOOD

REASON.

FOR THE PAST FOUR DECADES,

DR. JAMES DOBSON HAS

DEVOTEDED HIS LIFE AND

MINISTRY TO PRESERVING THE

FAMILY.

Wendy: HE IS BEST

KNOWN FOR HIS LONG-RUNNING

RADIO SHOW, "FOCUSED ONFOCUS ON THE

FAMILY."

I RECENTLY TRAVELLED TO

HIS HEADQUARTERS IN

COLORADO SPRINGS TO FIND

OUT WHAT IS NEXT FOR THIS

ICONIC BROADCASTER.

> JIM DOBSON WAS BORN IN

SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA, IN

1936.

THE SON, GRANDSON, AND

GREAT GRANDSON OF

MINISTERS.

> A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T

KNOW THIS, BUT YOU HAD

ACTUALLY A FEW LITTLE

REBELLIOUS YEARS.

[LAUGHTER]

RIGHT.

MY DAD WAS GONE A LOT.

AND MY MOTHER RAISED ME.

SHE WAS A GREAT, GREAT

MOTHER.

LIKE A LOT OF KIDS, WHEN I

TURNED 16, I BEGAN TO

THINK I KNEW MORE THAN SHE

DID.

I HAD BEEN OUT SOMEWHERE.

I DIDN'T DO ANYTHING

REALLY BAD.

I WON'T EVEN TELL YOU WHAT

IT IS.

BUT I CAME HOME, AND SHE

SAID, I KNOW WHERE YOU'VE

BEEN.

AND I SAID, RIGHT.

AND I SAID, I'M GOING TO

DO IT AGAIN.

AND I'D NEVER TAKEN HER ON

LIKE THAT.

AND SHE LOOKED AT ME, AND

SHE SAID, WHAT DID YOU

SAY?

MY DAD WAS A THOUSAND

MILES AWAY.

AND SHE CALLED HIM. AND

WHILE I WAS STANDING

THERE, SHE HAD A SIMPLE

MESSAGE FOR HIM.

SHE SAID: I NEED YOU.

AND TO MY SHOCK, MY DAD

CANCELLED A FOUR-YEAR

SLATE OF REVIVAL MEETINGS.

FOUR YEARS.

AND SAID, I'M NOT DOING

THAT ANYMORE.

HE GOT ON A TRAIN AND HE

CAME HOME.

Wendy: THAT DECISION

CHANGED EVERYTHING FOR THE

YOUNG JIMMY.

AND MY DAD, BY MAKING

THAT SACRIFICE, INVESTED

IN ME.

WE HUNTED.

WE FISHED.

HE WAS WITH ME.

HE PULLED ME BACK FROM THE

EDGE, WENDY.

AND I WAS AN ONLY CHILD,

SO THE TIME WITH MY MOTHER

AND DAD WAS IDEALIC.

Wendy: BUT THE YOUNG

DOBSON DID NOT FOLLOW HIS

FOREFATHERS TO THE PULPIT,

CHOOSING INSTEAD THE PATH

OF ACADEMIA, AND SERVED AS

A CHILD PSYCHOLOGIST AT

CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL IN

LOS ANGELES FOR MANY

YEARS.

BUT HIS LOVE FOR ACADEMIA

WAS OVERSHADOWED BY HIS

GROWING CONCERN FOR THE

RAPID DEMISE OF THE

FAMILY.

I SAW WHERE IT IS NOW,

COMING.

Wendy: WITH HIS WIFE,

SHIRLEY, AND TWO YOUNG

CHILDREN, DOBSON LEFT

UNIVERSITY LIFE IN 1977 TO

BEGIN A RADIO PROGRAM ON

34 CHRISTIAN STATIONS

CALLED "FOCUS ON THE

FAMILY."

MR. PRESIDENT, THANK

YOU FOR COMING BY TO SEE

US HERE AT "FOCUS ON THE

FAMILY."

WELL, I'M VERY PLEASED

TO BE HERE.

Wendy: UNFORTUNATELY,

IT WAS HIS OWN FAMILY THAT

BEGAN TO SUFFER.

I WAS NEGLECTING MY OWN

FAMILY.

AND MY DAD SAW IT.

AND HE WAS ON HIS WAY TO

HAWAII, AND HE WROTE ME A

LETTER.

AND THEN HE SAID, IF YOU

DON'T HAVE TIME TO INVEST

IN THEM AND PRAY FOR THEM,

YOU'LL LOSE THEM.

Wendy: DOBSON CUT

BACK ON TRAVEL AND "FOCUS

ON THE FAMILY" TOOK OFF.

IT EVENTUALLY GREW TO

7,000 STATIONS IN 150

COUNTRIES.

AND AT ITS PEAK IT REACHED

220 MILLION PEOPLE EACH

DAY.

IN ADDITION TO HIS RADIO

SHOW, DOBSON WROTE

NUMEROUS BEST-SELLERS,

INCLUDING "DARE TO

DISCIPLINE," AND "WHAT

WIVES WISH THEIR HUSBANDS

KNEW ABOUT WOMEN."

HE ALSO STARTED THE FAMILY

RESEARCH COUNCIL AND

SERVED AS AN ADVISOR TO

FIVE PRESIDENTS, INCLUDING

RONALD REAGAN.

HE SAID, I WANT YOU TO

TELL ME WHAT I CAN DO TO

STRENGTHEN THE FAMILY.

Wendy: WOW.

I SAID, WHY NOT A

FAMILY IMPACT STUDY

COMMISSION.

THERE WERE FOUR OF THOSE,

AND HE ISSUED EXECUTIVE

ORDERS FOR ALL FOUR.

Wendy: IN 189 1989,

DOBSON SHOCKED THE NATION

BY SITTING DOWN WITH

SERIAL KILLER TED BUNDY

THE DAY BEFORE HIS

EXECUTION.

HE TOLD DOBSON VIOLENT

PORNOGRAPHY LED TO HIS

UNTHINKABLE BEHAVIOR.

FOR THE RECORD, YOU ARE

GUILTY OF KILLING MANY

WOMEN AND GIRLS.

YES.

THAT'S TRUE.

Wendy: AFTER MORE

THAN 30 YEARS AT "FOCUS ON

THE FAMILY," DOBSON LEFT

THE RADIO SHOW HE HE FOUNDED.

> THIS IS YOUR BABY, AND

IN 2009 YOU WALKED AWAY.

WHY?

I, FRANKLY, DON'T WANT

TO GO FAR INTO THAT, BUT

THERE WERE PHILOSOPHICAL

DIFFERENCES.

AND IT WAS OBVIOUS THAT I

SAW THINGS A LITTLE

DIFFERENTLY THAN THE

PERSON WHO IS MY

SUCCESSOR.

Wendy: HE BEGAN A NEW

NATIONALLY SYNDICATED SHOW

CALLED "FAMILY TALK," BUT

SAYS HIS MESSAGE HASN'T

CHANGED.

YOU CANNOT HAVE A

STRONG COUNTRY WITHOUT

STRONG FAMILIES.

THAT'S THE NEXT

GENERATION.

Wendy: WHEN YOU LOOK

AROUND TODAY AND YOU SEE

GAY MARRIAGE PRETTY MUCH

THE LAW OF THE LAND, AND

YOU SEE TRANSGENDER

BECOMING SORT OF THE NORM

IN TERMS OF PEOPLE BEING

ABLE TO TALK ABOUT IT, DO

YOU EVER GET DISCOURAGED?

OF COURSE I DO BECAUSE

THE FAMILY IS THE GROUND

FLOOR.

THAT'S THE FOUNDATION FOR

THE ENTIRE CULTURE, WENDY.

I MEAN, EVERYTHING SITS ON

THAT.

Wendy: AT 81, DOBSON

SAYS HE SAY HAS NO PLANS TO

RETIRE.

HE STARTS EACH DAY WITH 45

MINUTES ON THE TREADMILL

BEFORE COMING HERE TO HIS

OFFICE, THAT LOOKS MORE

LIKE A SKI CHALET, ADORNED

WITH RUSTIC FURNITURE,

FAMILY PHOTOS, AND A

MAJESTIC VIEW OF PIKE'S

PEAK.

AND LIKE PIKE'S PEAK,

DOBSON SAYS ONE THING

REMAINS PARLIAMENREMAINS PARAMOUNT OVER AL L

ELSE: TEACHING YOUR

CHILDREN TO LOVE THE LORD.

THERE IS NOTHING MORE

IMPORTANT THAN TEACHING

THEM TO LOVE JESUS CHRIST.

SO TO HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY

TO INFLUENCE THOSE

FAMILIES IS A GREAT THRILL

FOR ME.

Wendy: AND WHAT A

THRILL FOR ME TO BE THERE.

George: WHAT A LEGACY

HE LEAVES.

Wendy: HE IS REALLY A

PIONEER.

A TRUE PIONEER.

YOU SAW PIKE'S PEAK OUT

THE WINDOW, AND THAT'S MY

NEXT MOUNTAIN.

ALL RIGHT.

Wendy: I KNOW I'M

GOING TO LOVE THIS STORY

BECAUSE YOU KNOW HOW I

FEEL ABOUT COFFEE -- I'VE

GOT SOME RIGHT HERE.

WASHINGTON, D.C.

CAFFEINE-SEEKERS MIGHT BE

SURPRISED TO LEARN THEY

ARE HELPING NEIGHBORHOOD

KIDS WITH EVERY PURCHASE.

George: CBN'S BEN

KENNEDY TELLS US ABOUT THE

SHOP THAT SELLS COFFEE

WITH A CAUSE.

Reporter: MOST TRENDY

COFFEE SHOPS TALK ABOUT

THEIR BEANS, ROASTERS, OR

FREE WI-FI, BUT NOT THIS

ONE.

THIS IS A KINGDOM

CAUSE.

Reporter: THAT'S

BECAUSE A D.C. CHURCH IS

THE FORCE BEHIND EACH CUP

AT EBENESER'S COFFEE

HOUSE.

IN 1908, THE BUILDING

BEGAN AS A DINER ACROSS

FROM UNION STATION TO

SERVE TRAVELLERS ON THE

TRAIN.

YEARS LATER, THE DINER

CLOSED.

AT ONE POINT THE ABANDONED

BUILDING EVEN SERVED AS A

CRACK HOUSE.

THAT IS UNTIL 2006 WHEN

NATIONAL COMMUNITY CHURCH

STEPPED IN.

THEY TURNED THAT CRACK

HOUSE INTO A COFFEE HOUSE,

AND I THINK THAT BACK

STORY IS NOT JUST A FUN

BACK STORY, BUT IT'S A

PICTURE OF WHAT I BELIEVE

GOD DOES IN ALL OF OUR

LIVES.

HE TAKES THOSE BROKEN

PLACES AND BRINGS HEALING.

Reporter: THAT

HEALING IS NOW A CAF

ROUTINE THAT KEEPS D.C.

GOING.

WHEN PEOPLE WALK IN,

THEY THINK THEY'RE WALKING

INTO A COFFEE HOUSE.

THE REALITY IS THEY'RE

WALKING INTO AN ANSWERED

PRAYER.

THE IDEA ACTUALLY COMES

FROM SCRIPTURE, BELIEVE IT

OR NOT.

JESUS DIDN'T JUST HANG OUT

IN THE SYNAGOGUE.

HE HUNG OUT AT WELLS.

WELLS WERE NATURAL

GATHERING PLACES IN

ANCIENT CULTURE.

COFFEE HOUSES ARE

POST-MODERN WELLS.

Reporter: THE

POST-MODERN WELLS SERVES

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE A

YEAR, AND PROFITS GO TO

MISSIONS TRIPS.

ONE MISSION AIMS TO HELP A

NEW GENERATION STRENGTHEN

THEIR FAITH, THANKS IN

PART TO COFFEE FELLS, TO

INSPIRE KIDS AND PUSH THEM

TO THEIR GO GOD-GIVEN

POTENTIAL.

I HEAR THEM SAY ALL OF

THE TIME, MR. HARRIS, IS

THIS REALLY FOR US?

AND WE'RE, LIKE, YES, THIS

IS FOR YOU.

THIS IS FOR THE COMMUNITY.

THIS IS WHAT THE LORD HAS

DONE.

Reporter: THE CENTER

FEATURES A BASKETBALL

COURT, AND IT CAN ALSO BE

USED AS A MEETING PLACE,

AND EVEN FOR PRAYER.

THAT PRAYER WILL CONTINUE

IN THE CENTERS NEW

CLASSROOM, DANCE ROOM, AND

ROOFTOP VIEW OF CAPITOL

HILL.

ALL FOR KIDS IN NEED.

THIS IS OUR DREAM WALL.

WE WANT KIDS TO WRITE A

DREAM, PRAY FOR A DREAM,

BE A PART OF A DREAM.

Reporter: EACH

CUSTOMER PLAYS A PART.

ADD A LITTLE FORMULA:

THE HOLY SPIRIT PLUS

CAFFEINE EQUAL AWESOME.

Reporter: IT IS

AWESOME.

I'M BEN KENNEDY FOR CBN

NEWS IN WASHINGTON.

Wendy: I COULDN'T

AGREE MORE WITH THAT.

George: FOLKS, THAT

IS IT FOR THIS EDITION OF

"CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS."

UNTIL NEXT WEEK...

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